Showing posts with label E-mu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label E-mu. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Massive Attack Unfinished Sympathy ~ Vintage Synthesizer Recreation ~ RetroSound

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-24 by RetroSound
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One of my favorite tracks from the early 90s
by Massive Attack
Unfinished Sympathy (1991)
written by Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Shara Nelson, Jonathan Sharp and Andrew Vowles

Featured the E-MU Emax (1986) and the Moog The Source (1981)

This cover song series contains my own recreations of my favourite songs from the last 50 years. The original music from which I take inspiration belong to their respective owners. I recreate tracks only for personal passion and to pay homage to these tracks.
My intention is not to create covers that sound exactly like the original (if you want to hear identical sounds, please listen the original). It's more of an inspiration with my sounds from the old synthesizers from the past and of course the great appreciation for the original performers and producers.
Check out the original songs with the original artists here on YouTube.
Thank you.

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
Everything is free. If you like my work, you can also support me with the purchase of my merchandise stuff or my music.

Monday, January 08, 2024

Dave Rossum Signed E-MU Systems Proteus/1 32-Voice Rackmount Synth

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via this auction

"Fully functioning, **SIGNED** by Dave Rossum the creator of the unit himself at Synthplex 2022."

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Jams from the 80's : Recreated on Synthesizers : PART 2

video upload by Luke Million

Luke Million Jams from the 80's

"Part 2 of me jamming on some of my favourite songs from the 80's.

Dead Or Alive : You Spin Me Round
Michael Jackson : Thriller
The Buggles : Video Killed The Radio Star
The Alan Parsons Project : Sirius
Men Without Hats : The Safety Dance
Sylvester : Don't Stop
Europe : The Final Countdown
Icehouse : Electric Blue
Falco : Rock Me Amadeus
Kate Bush : Running Up That Hill

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Equipment used in this video;

Arp Odyssey Mk 1
Digitech Talker
E-mu Emulator II HD
Hohner Clavinet D6
Korg MS20
Roland D50
Roland Jupiter 4
Roland JX-8p
Roland Juno 6
Roland SH2
Roland VP330
Moog Grandmother
Moog Multimoog
Oberheim DMX
Oberheim OB8
Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 3
Yamaha CP70b
Yamaha DX7"

Sunday, July 17, 2022

TMP-04 Vintage Synth TV Series from Benge

video upload by zack dagoba

Additional Vintage Synth TV episodes by Benge

"The Memetune Programme Episode 04

00:00 Opening Titles
00:35 Introduction/Coming Up Today
01:16 Switched On - Digital Synths Part One
23:47 Commercial Break
25:08 Synthesiser Club - Moog Modular
27:20 Patching Today - Roland 100M
41:40 Video Lab - Video/Audio sync
46:14 Outro/Coming Up Next Time


Fourth episode in the new six part series of programmes from Benge made at his Memetune Electronic Music Studio

The series explores his passion for vintage synthesiser instruments and studio gear and how he uses it on his productions and collaborations


It is divided into the following sections:

SWITCHED ON - Featuring in-depth discussions about the history and development of the synthesiser over the years, including demonstrations and feature guides of many classic and iconic instruments

SYNTHESISER CLUB - A short musical demonstration of a synthesiser classic or three

PATCHING TODAY - A deep-dive into vintage modular systems and how to set up a patch on them, starting from scratch

VIDEO LAB - A look at old video equipment and how to create experimental visuals


In THIS episode:

SWITCHED ON DIGITAL SYNTHS (PART ONE) - a brief history of digital synthesis featuring some classic vintage instruments such as the Korg DW6000, Yamaha DX5, Emulator II and DK Synergy II+


PATCHING TODAY - on a vintage Roland 100M

VIDEO LAB - the syncing of video to audio


Benge's Studio Blog:
Memetune Studio Instagram:
Benge on Bandcamp:


The MemeTune Programme Credits:
Everything in this video was created by B D Edwards (Benge)
All music, design, writing, filming, editing and production completed at Memetune Studios, UK, 2022"

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Kraftwerk Tour de France - Roland SH-101 & PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer

video by RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound
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bass synthesizer sounds: Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer (1981) internal step sequencer
melody synth sounds, mello choir and strings: PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer & WavetermA samples (1982)
drums: E-MU Emax
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay

I made two cover versions of that great track from Kraftwerk in the last days. A original version and these more uptempo version with a different beat.
The original version comes soon."

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Story of the Oberheim OB-X

video by Johnny Morgan

"The Story of the legendary Oberheim OB-X synthesizer"

Also see The Story of the Roland JUPITER-8 & JUPITER-6

Be sure to check out "The First Synth to...." post for a list of firsts in the synth world. Note the TVS was not the first poly.

Friday, January 01, 2021

Songs that Changed Music: New Order - Blue Monday

Produce Like A Pro

Some interesting synth bits in this one including the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Oberheim DMX, some DIY, and lets just say, "experimental sample sessions" with the E-Mu Emulator. Hope this doesn't ruin New Order for anyone...

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Moog Source & PPG Wave 2.2 Synthesizer - Soft Cell Tainted Love - 80s synth track


"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
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main synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer (1982)
bass sound: Moog The Source Analog Synthesizer (1981)
drums & additional sounds: E-MU Emax SE (1986)
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop:
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Saturday, November 07, 2020

E-MU EMULATOR II Sampling Synthesizer (1984) Halloween Theme - John Carpenter


"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
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One of my favorite movie themes from the horror movie master John Carpenter from thre year 1978. Be careful!

all synthesizer sounds: E-MU EMULATOR II Sampling Synthesizer (1984)
drums: Emulator II
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop:
RetroSound Home:"

Friday, October 30, 2020

E-mu Emulator II - a few cool sounds


"A few less known sounds off the library of the classic Emulator II (1984)
0:00 Voices
0:56 Tron Strings
1:31 Dancing Drops
1:54 Orchestral Brass
2:38 Double Bass
3:09 Cello
4:30 Accordion
5:47 Banjo"

Friday, October 16, 2020

ПОЛИВОКС синтезатор POLIVOKS Analog Synthesizer (1982) "Дальний Восток"

"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
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synthesizer sounds: POLIVOKS Analog Synthesizer - Made in USSR 1982
drums: E-MU Emax
recording: multi-track, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop: RetroSound Home:"

Friday, August 28, 2020

Ernesto Romeo Reflects on His Inspirational Experience at Moogmentum in August, 2019.


"Ernesto Romeo, musician, founder of Klauss, and beloved professor of electronic music, living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, reflects on his experiences at Moogmentum, the grand opening celebration of the Moogseum that took place August 13-15, 2019. Ernesto traveled from Argentina especially to attend Moogmentum, and was deeply inspired by his interactions with Herb Deutsch, Patrick Moraz, Larry Fast, and Lisa Bella Donna, as well as other guests at the three day event. You can read more about Moogmentum on the Bob Moog Foundation website:

Thank you Ernesto, for making the long trip to be attend Moogmentum, and for sharing your wonderful spirit and knowledge with all of us."

Nice E-mu modular system in the background.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

E-mu Proteus | The Module EVERYONE wanted!

Espen Kraft

"The E-mu Proteus was the most hyped and eagerly awaited hi-tech music product. of 1989
This is my review of this sound module EVERYONE wanted at the end of the 80s.
High quality&24 Hours Build Time:

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The hype surrounding this module was surreal, and it didn't feil to deliver. To get 4 Mb of the best Emulator 3 sounds in a multi timbral box, for about $900 in 1989 was simply a bomb going off. Everyone wanted one and they sold massive.

32 voice polyphony, editable sounds, 192 presets and with an ever expanding line of revisions and enhanced version of the Proteus was hard to resist.

Some of the sounds does seem outdated today and the "original" sounds in the Emulators and Emaxes has the edge, but many of the sounds in the Proteus is highly usable if you use them with other sounds. Some of them still excel in my opinion."

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The Place

Published on May 6, 2020 EugLemke

"Table jam with small modular system, Waldorf MW II and E-mu Proteus/1.
Beats and atmospheres by Ableton.
Please excuse poor video quality. Next time - better."

Friday, April 10, 2020

E-Mu Mo’Phatt Keys MK-6 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 030200124

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via this auction

Friday, February 28, 2020

E-MU Systems SP-12 Turbo Sampling Percussion Synth SN 1206

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via this auction, also on Reverb

Saturday, February 01, 2020

256kb RAM memory card for E-MU ULTRAPROTEUS

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via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing. Supporting members are free to send in their synth related listings for posts.

“Four cards available at the start of the listing. You will also get six soundbanks in sysex format for your Ultraproteus synth:

9211 expressive orchestral
9212 proteus 1,2,3
9213 real world
9214 dance techno
9215 general midi
9216 trance tracks”

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rossum Electro-Music Announces 35th Anniversary SP-1200

Rossum Electro-Music 35th Anniversary SP-1200 Renovation Published on Jan 16, 2020 Rossum Electro-Music

"This year marks the 35th anniversary of the introduction of E-mu System’s iconic 'SP' sampling percussion system, instruments that have become emblematic of the golden age of hip hop creativity. To mark this milestone, Dave Rossum (the co-founder of E-mu Systems) and the team at Rossum Electro-Music are creating an extremely limited number of 'renovated' SP-1200s.

Beginning with an original SP-1200, Dave and the team strip it down and rebuild it into a 'better-than-new' example of the classic sampling percussion system. It is then tested and calibrated to guarantee that it
provides the exact sonic character that has made the SP drum machines musical legends for 35 years (and counting).

The Rossum Electro-Music 35th Anniversary SP-1200 renovations include:

– A new 3.5″ disk drive and SD card floppy emulator integrated into the original SP-1200 software by Dave Rossum

– Manual filter cutoff frequency control sliders for the SSM 2044 analog filters for channels 1 and 2 added to the rear panel

– A new metal chassis

– A new panel overlay

– The top shell restored and painted 'SP Grey.'

– A new power supply with locking connector (and cool operation)

– A new LCD display with adjustable brightness and a selectable red, blue, or green color LED backlight

– All new play buttons

– All new programming buttons

– All new 1/4” and MIDI jacks

– All electrolytic and tantalum capacitors replaced with high-reliability ceramic or aluminum-poly caps

– All rotary potentiometers replaced with million cycle lifetime pots and installed with new knurled black metal knobs

– All slide potentiometers replaced with 200,000 cycle lifetime sliders and installed with new slider knobs

– All original trimmers replaced with 20-turn versions and precisely calibrated

– New rubber feet

– An individualized Dave Rossum signature plaque

– A dust-proof, crush-proof, lockable Pelican™ brand case with press-and pull latches, wheels, and an extendable handle.

– Full testing and calibration by Rossum Electro-Music


35th Anniversary SP-1200s are available directly from Rossum Electro-Music for US$7500.00.

Because the number of 35th Anniversary SP-1200s built will be limited by the availability of original SP-1200s, that number is likely to be extremely small. If you are interested in purchasing one, please fill out the wait list application you’ll find at the tab at the top of this page.

The 35th Anniversary SP-1200 is solely a product of Rossum Electro-Music LLC. Neither E-mu Systems nor Creative Labs participated in its production, and cannot be held responsible for this product."

Update via the waitlist page:

If you are interested in purchasing a 35th Anniversary SP-1200 Renovation, please fill out and submit the form below.

A few key notes:

– The price is US$7500.00.

– It includes a 1 year warranty on parts and labor.

– A place on the waiting list does not guarantee that you will eventually be able to purchase a 35th Anniversary SP-1200, as we have no way of knowing in advance exactly how many we will be able to produce. However, we will let you know when you are approaching the top the list. (Add to your email contacts list to ensure you receive emails from us.)

– If the contact information you enter below changes, be sure to let us know so we can contact you when your name comes up. We’ll confirm receipt of your new information.

– We accept SP-1200s in reasonable condition in trade towards a 35th Anniversary SP-1200. (Note, this is an actual trade-in. You will not get your specific unit back.) Customers trading in an acceptable SP-1200 will receive wait list priority. If you have one and are interested, respond below and we’ll send you all the details.*"

Friday, January 10, 2020

UVI Vintage Vault 3 - The Ultimative Vintage Synthesizer Collection with 65 instruments

Published on Jan 10, 2020 RetroSound


I think many of you guys know that I work since many years together with #UVI.
So I have sampled most of my #Vintage #Synths for UVI products like OB Legacy, String Machines 2, Synth Anthology 2 and more.

Now here is the brand new Vintage Vault 3 with 65 vintage instruments and over 500.000 high quality samples.
As synth maniac since a very long time I must that high quality samples are more realistic as virtual synthesis.
All the vintage synths I show in the video and a lot more are included in Vintage Vault3.

Check the new Vintage Vault 3 by UVI:"

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer (1984) Forever Young - Alphaville

Published on Dec 10, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound
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I think each one of us has a soundtrack of life, that is, certain songs that connect with formative situations in life. The first love, a moment when you were very happy or maybe even unhappy lost someone.
The song "Forever Young" by the German synthesizer pop group Alphaville was released in 1984. It was the band's second single. There are songs that shape one in many different ways. This one is in my personal Top5.
In 1989 I was lucky enough to catch an Amiga license album. In the GDR, Western music was hardly to be found. The VEB Amiga Berlin pressed few albums, which were under the counter and if, then only with relations to get. In July 1989, shortly before my 17th birthday, I was able to buy an album on the black market. This moment of happiness.
I wanted to cover the track, as a small tribute to this wonderful song.
In the original they used the Jupiter 8, PPG wave, Logan String Melody 2 and for the solo at the end the Arp Odyssey. I recorded everything with the Juno-106. That is also from the year 1984.;)

all synthesizer sounds: #Roland #Juno-106 Analog #Synthesizer (1984) except the aah sound is from the Emax
drums: E-MU Emax samples
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay"

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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