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Showing posts with label Empress Effects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Empress Effects. Show all posts

Friday, July 05, 2024

Ambient jam with Novation AFX Station, Vongon Replay, Empress Zoia


video upload by Jay Hosking

"Please support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jayhosking
A live, semi-improvised synthesizer jam performed entirely on hardware.

I'm on an island taking a bit of time to relax and recharge, and have been spending most of my days doing anything but music: reading, swimming, hiking, and so on. I keep the Novation AFX Station up on the island because it's small and because, well, I have more than one mono synth.

But I think I have to bring this thing home with me. The AFX Station (i.e. the Bass Station II) is just such a remarkable synth, maybe the most underrated synth I can think of. A phenomenal sound with two filters and two drives, it can produce a wider variety of timbres than most mono synths, while also having a fantastic layout for patch design, a pretty unique sequencer/arpeggiator that introduces rhythms, a great portable size, and all the other bells and whistles people love (AFX mode, paraphony, etc.). The only thing I wish it had was a "set sound to panel settings" mode. Otherwise, I am regularly impressed with the AFX Station.

I also brought the Vongon Replay with me because it's quite portable and very immediate in its setup. Yes, I know all its flaws quite well, but a small polysynth that sounds good, has everything I need already on the panel, and has a latchable arpeggiator is quite handy. Once I had a sound on the AFX Station, I played an arp, and the song was basically there.

And for effects on the whole thing, the Empress Zoia came through. I also keep this one on the island because it can be whatever effects I need it to be, and because it's extremely flexible with how you set it up for routing. Here, I've set it to have to mono audio signals coming in, and sending a stereo effected signal out, something that most pedals can't do. Plus, Empress makes great effects, and having their delay and reverb at the same time is awesome.

All in all, a very inspiring setup with great results.

Thanks for listening.

Novation AFX Station - Melody/bass mono synth
Vongon Replay - Latched arpeggio with slow attack
Empress Zoia - Reverb, delay, and special sauce on both synths

Performed and recorded live to a stereo input, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master.

https://jayhosking.bandcamp.com"

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Dawless Thursday morning jam


video upload by Chris Griggs

"Little Thursday Morning jam.

Deluge arp DX7 patch
Drums Deluge samples
Pads from Empress ZOIA
Squelches (loud!) courtesy of GS Music e7"

https://www.gsmusic.com/

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Gnarly Sequential Trigon 6 + Empress Zoia


video upload by Wulli

"Some audio rate gnarliness from the Trigon—as there are too many pretty sounds of it online :-) Playing mainly with sync and osc 3 FM. The Zoia adds some parallel stereo bandpass filters, sample reduction with an envelope, an envelope follower, and an external expression slider."

Friday, May 10, 2024

Shimmers and Echoes (soundscape) for VCS3, Arp 2600, Clavinet, Mellotron and Gong.


video upload by R. Reger

"All VCS3 patches played through an Empress Echosystem. Arp 2600 patches played through a Boss RE-20 Space Echo. Clavinet played through a Fairfield Circuitry "Randy's Revenge" ring modulator. Mellotron played through an MXR 10-band EQ and Boss RV-5 reverb."

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Dreadbox Nymphes, Empress ZOIA, Korg SQ-1 Ambient Jam


video upload by goth jocks

"Almost sold the Korg SQ-1 last weekend. Glad I didn’t because it’s a lot of fun!

Take it for a spin with the Dreadbox Nymphes and Empress ZOIA running the 1978 Plate Reverb patch"

Friday, November 10, 2023

Take Your Sound to the Next Level: Best Pedals for Synthesizers and Eurorack (W/ MFB Dominion 1)


video upload by pitch patch

"Pedals are an exciting and fun way to take your sound design to the next level. In this video, I present four pedals you should know if you play synthesizers or Eurorack. All sounds played with the MFB Dominion 1."

00:00 Introduction
00:22 OTO BAM
01:02 Vongon Polyphrase
02:03 Chase Bliss Generation Loss MKII
02:31 Empress Effects ZOIA Euroburo

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Analogue Solutions Ample Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem


video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Sequenced Pad
1:28 Wobble Bass
1:41 Sequencer Lead
3:04 Electronica Lead
4:01 Bass Variations
4:28 Sequenced Ramp Lead
5:29 Electro Lead
6:25 Ring modulator Lead
7:47 Heavy PWM Lead
8:39 FM Lead
8:54 Detuned
9:20 Dreamer Lead
9:46 Melodic Techno Lead 1
10:06 Melodic Techno Lead 2
10:32 Beauty of Analogue
11:46 KICK it

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Intellijel Cascadia Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem


video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Factory Lead
1:00 Solstice Pad
3:38 LPG Bass
4:16 Stack Lead
5:06 FX Galore
5:41 R2D2 on Acid
6:09 Agridulce Waveshaper Lead
7:20 Knarz Lead
7:40 Labor Sequence
9:01 Gnarly Bass
9:38 Percussive Lead Sequence
11:04 Hoovered LFO Lead

Saturday, May 06, 2023

DADGAD Guitar & Synth - Rainbow #guitar #guitarist #dadgad #ambientmusic #ambient #synthesizer


video upload by Jamie Bell Music - DADGAD Guitar

"I built my own synth module in the Zoia which took me a while, then I thought I'd record some guitar alongside it. Let me know what you think in the comments. Mixed for headphones.

You can get 'Rainbow' from my Bandcamp:

https://jamieguitar.bandcamp.com/trac..."

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Ambient diaries 013 [S2400, SYNTRX II, Voyager, Polybrute, CXM 1978, Zen Delay, Empress Reverb]


video upload by

"This is the 13th video of my electronica series called "Ambient diaries". The song contains the mighty Beat Machine Isla Instruments S2400. My Erica Synths SYNTRX II synthesizer adds some playing nice melody with modulation action. Moog Voyager is playing bass going through a Bettermaker Stereo Passive Equalizer and Arturia Polybrute is in pad mode routed through a Mäag EQ4M in M/S mode. Reverbs, delays with CXM 1978, Empress Reverb and Zen Delay."

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem


video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 EBM Bass
0:14 From Basic to Bass
0:49 Pitched Lead
1:43 Stereo Sequence
3:04 Aggressive Sync
3:20 Pop Lead Sequence
5:00 ... into Legato
5:29 Melodic Techno Lead
5:45 Manual Steps (Fake Chords)
6:39 Colinas
7:25 Modular-alike noodling
9:35 more noodles
11:11 Knarz sequence
14:04 80s Wave
14:35 Percussor Sequence
15:05 Aggressive Lead
16:22 Industrial Bees

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Arturia Microbrute Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem: Microbrute Presets


video upload by Limbic Bits

▶ Online shop with Patch Banks for Ambient, Techno, IDM, and Electronica: https://limbicbits.com

0:00 IDM Lead
1:21 Brute games
1:52 Electro pluck
3:11 Dreamer
4:35 Boarder Lead
5:40 Psy BP
7:08 AmbiPulse into Pulsator
8:24 End Boss

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem


video upload by Limbic Bits

▶ Online shop with Patch Banks for Ambient, Techno, IDM, and Electronica: https://limbicbits.com

0:00 House Chords (Delay)
1:39 Squelch Bass
2:17 Rhythm Lead
3:46 Drifter
4:08 Arafna
4:35 IDM Lead
5:56 Pulsar Lead
6:58 7th Lead
9:04 Duofonic experiments
11:34 Noisy poly lead
12:00 Ambient Arp
14:20 Just Noise and some Delay
14:50 Factory

Friday, January 27, 2023

The Long Call (ZOIA Ambient)


video upload by Red Means Recording Ambient

"A self-playing ZOIA patch by user wz on Patchstorage. Get it here: https://patchstorage.com/the-long-earth/ I've added additional audio elements and effects. Check out the rest of wz's cool stuff here: https://patchstorage.com/author/wz/"

Sunday, January 22, 2023

To rev, or not to rev. ] Revox A77, Schimmel Celesta / Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Effects [


video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

"] Revox A77, Sonor & Schimmel Keyboard Celesta / Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Reverb & Echosystem [

#prophet6 #analogsynthesizer #synthstagram #synthesizer #glockenspiel #empresseffects #antiquetoypiano #toypiano #vintagekeyboard #celesta #synths #revox #magnetictape #ambienttape #taperecording #tapeloop #AKGMicrophones #olloaudio"

Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Long Earth (ZOIA Ambient )


video upload by Red Means Recording Ambient

"A self-playing ZOIA patch by user wz on Patchstorage. Get it here: https://patchstorage.com/the-long-earth/ I've added additional audio elements and effects. Check out the rest of wz's cool stuff here: https://patchstorage.com/author/wz/"

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Norand Mono Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem


video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Space Night
1:40 IDM Lead
2:30 Pulse Bass
4:07 90s Trance
5:21 Complex XFM
6:12 Industrial Percussion Loop
7:45 Experimental Formants
8:26 Chord Mode
9:18 Accelerator Lead
10:30 What about Pads?

Sunday, January 08, 2023

To glock, or not to glock. ] Revox A77, Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Reverb & Echosystem [


video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

"] Revox A77, Sonor & Schimmel Keyboard Celesta / Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Reverb & Echosystem [

#prophet6 #analogsynth #synthesizers #davesmithinstruments #analogsound #glockenspiel #empresseffects #empressreverb #vintagegear #vintageinstrument #synth #gear #revox #revoxa77 #tape #ambientmusic #reeltoreel #tapeloop #livelooping #echosystem #AKGMicrophones #olloaudio"

Sunday, December 18, 2022

I'm a Glock. ] Sonor & Schimmel Keyboard Celesta/Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress & Microcosm [


video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

"] Sonor & Schimmel Keyboard Celesta / Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Reverb & Microcosm [

A first sound experiment with this original instrument, it was apparently used for early music education in music schools in the 1960s in Germany.
The front blackboard (white) has a pentagram and is magnetic to be able to fix the magnetized notes.
The soundbars are from Sonor, the keyboard is from Schimmel.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NOSTRX2


video upload by Love Hultén

A homage to Nostromo

Incl
Syntrx2 - Erica Synths
LVX - Meris
Reverb - Empress
Analog Heat - Elektron
Keystep - Arturia
Video Scope - Critter & Guitari
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