Showing posts with label Encore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Encore. Show all posts

Monday, June 13, 2016

Reznik Dreams at the 1AC

Published on Jun 13, 2016 davidryle

"A wandering dreamlike idea. Using the Flame Chord Machine, Piston Honda, Clouds, Mysteron and Segwencer IV (two of them) to follow the Pressure Points sequence and radio noise which is stepped from a Q960 sequencer. Lots of random treatments with two Turing Machines.

The voltage controlled radio module, a noise module, a MOTM 440, a Serge 1973 filter, a CGS Real Ring Modulator, an Ian Fritz DDVCO all worked with feedback loops through an Encore Frequency Shifter to create the metallic noise.
The Segwencer was picking apart the four part chords in random fashion from a Turing Machine and the arpeggiator portion of the Chord Machine drove a suite of MosLab 901 vco's to add counterpoint to the Piston Honda sequence. The Mysteron and a Q106 vco were filtered through a STG Soundlabs Post Lawsuit LPF for the bass line.
A little homage to a favorite 'machinist' movie."

Monday, May 16, 2016


Published on May 16, 2016 Steve Bryson

"A demonstration of how adding a little glide to control voltages from the Roli Seaboard Rise can make controlling a modular synth a little easier. The patch is a simple square wave, with strike controlling volume, press controlling a high-pass filter cutoff (stereo right) and slide controlling a low-pass filter cutoff (stereo left). The Rise MIDI signals are converted into control voltages by an Encore Expressionist.

The video is in two sections: the first is with the raw CVs from the Rise/expressionist. The discontinuities in the control are bothersome to me. They come from the strike being very sensitive, and the slide changing the filter setting unless I hit notes at exactly the same place on the keys (which is not realistic). The second section adds a little glide through a glide (AKA slew) module to the strike, press and slide CVs. This smooths out the discontinuities, making it easier to get smooth control."

Monday, April 04, 2016

Moog Source with MIDI SN 3728

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"Moog Source with MIDI upgrade (SMK from Encore electronics - $300 value) allowing 256 patch memory. In great shape."

Details on the MIDI mod:

"The SMK gives your Moog Source expanded memory and MIDI capabilities. The memory has been expanded to a total of 256 patches! It can be easily accessed from the front panel or from MIDI. It is configured as 16 banks of 16 patches each. The SMK responds to the MIDI bank select message to access all the patches from MIDI.

The SMK also responds to a variety of MIDI messages. They are: Note On/Off, Patch Select, Pitch Bend, Controller 11 (Filter resonance), NRPN2 (Filter cutoff), Controller 5 (Portamento), All Notes Off, MIDI Clock, MIDI Start/Stop, and System Exclusive messages. The note response is four octaves and the note priority scheme has been modified to next note priority. This allows the player to do high or low note trills. It also does not fold over notes out of the playable range. This allows the Source to follow a bass line on a MIDI channel that may also contain higher note data for another part, allowing easy layering. The pitch bend response is fixed at one octave, but can be set to any interval by changing a pair of resistors. The arpeggiator responds to MIDI clock, and MIDI start and stop commands. It can be set to 3/6/12/24 PPQ for multiplying the arpeggio rate. The 256 patches can now be transferred to another Source or a computer by means of the system exclusive dump facility. The SMK has MIDI In and Out jacks. The Source transmits no MIDI data of its own, except during a sys-ex data transfer."

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Rotary Analog Sequencer

Published on Feb 20, 2016 Jim Gordon

"Trying out some new gear"

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Chamber Pressure - Gayane Adagio - Khachaturian

Published on Jan 31, 2016

"Aram Khachaturian's beautiful 'Adagio' from Gayane's Ballet.

Mostly famous from it's use in Kubrick's '2001-A Space Odyssey' in the voyage to Jupiter sequence.

The large format 5U modular synthesizer is played live with a midi file from Cubase.

Three voices are sequenced by a MOTM 650 and Q104. Each voice consists of a full resonant filter with other vco's stacked and blended behind the filter sine waves. The lower third voice is a MosLab 901 suite with Oakley Discontinuity and Q106 through a MosLab 904 Moog ladder. The upper two voices are Q106's through a Suit&Tie Guy Post-Lawsuit Low Pass and an Oakley SVF in low pass.

The atmospheric noise behind the voices is a patch mixture of pink noise and ring-modulated pitches from the lower voice. The pitch tuning is purposefully skewed off-pitch to rise and fall between the two ring modulated vco's (SSL 1200 & 1130 DDVCO). They are sent through a MOTM 440 VCF which is also highly resonant with pitched FM. Then on to the Encore frequency shifter which is again pitch shifted via the note data from the lower voice sequence pattern. The finish of the patch is a two channel separation of the Up and Down outputs of the Encore FS into a Modcan 73B dual delay.

A final addition of Valhalla Shimmer is applied to the atmospheric patch in Cubase. Other delays to the main voices are two Lexicon dual reverb/delays and a TCElectronics D-Two.

All recorded in one pass at once. Thanks for listening and reading along."

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Roland Jupiter 8 w/MIDI (Encore)

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via the seller: "Roland Jupiter 8 with Encore midi (In & out) professionally installed by Encore and synth fully serviced. Studio use only and in fantastic condition, but cosmetically and sonically (please view all pictures carefully, since "looks" is a subjective thing and I want this listing to be 100% fair). I'm not a tech person, but I "think" this is the 14bit version (back panel fully photographed, if that helps). I had the midi kit installed, works perfectly. Tuning and synth is rock solid (Roland Jupiter lines are built like tanks, I also own a Jupiter 6 & 4). No known problems what-so-ever. Will take it to UPS store to be professionally packed, which I will charge as part of shipping (it's just safer that way). Vintage analog synth, so sold "as-is," but it is leaving 100% in working condition. Winning bidder can request a video before shipping so there are no questions."

Friday, October 23, 2015


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"This amazing piece features 16 rich analog oscillators at 2 per voice.

This piece also includes Midi sockets by Encore Electronics, which is another rare feature for the Jupiter 8. This MIDI OUT is currently for SYSEX transfers only.

The MIDI IN works perfectly which makes it easier and more convenient to work with your DAWs.

Although there are some minor scratches, the piece is in excellent condition for its age."

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oberheim OB-X, 8-voice, with Encore MIDI

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Waldorf Microwave XT XTK II 30 Voice Expansion Card

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Announced back in February, these are no longer available from Encore.

Update via kurvenschreiber in the comments: "just asked Tony, and that is not true, next batch is baking now"

Auction description:

"This is the hard to find XT voice expansion Card. Out of stock at Encore and they don't plan on making any more. Waldorf stopped making these 10 years ago, only other way to get these is in the off chance you will find an expanded XT. This board has been tested working and parts are all new stock. Do not buy if your XT, MWII or XTK has Board #1 or Board #2 - It will not work!!! Check your XT by going to utility menu and clicking in 6 times, this will tell you your board revision. Only Board#3 is compatible and you need to remove the stock jumper and install the included hardware. Best advice is to have your synth shop install it. Final requirement is your OS must be 2.33 for best compatibility and your XT/XTK/MWII must be in good working order!!!

BIN is higher than Encore price due to the fact that it is out of production by Waldorf and Encore. By purchasing this item you agree your hardware meets the minimum requirements..."

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Published on Mar 21, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"Fun session that began as a cool loop via the Synthtec E350 Morphing Terrarium."

Monday, February 02, 2015

Encore Electronics Announces Waldorf Microwave(XT) Expansion Card

via Encore Electronics

"The Waldorf Microwave XT DSP expansion board has the same functionality as the original out-of-production board. It adds 2 DSPs and memory to the original Waldorf instruments. This increases the polyphony from 10 to 30! Installation is extremely simple. No soldering necessary. It comes with mounting hardware.

Note: This only works with original Microwave XT instruments with version 3 board. Version 1 and 2 Microwave XT boards do not have expansion ports. The version of XT mainboard is shown after you finish booting the XT/XTk by pressing the Global (Utility) button (six clicks in) until you get to the system sub-menu. If the lower left of the display reads "Board #3" you can upgrade your XT. If it says "Board 1" or "Board 2" then the XT is not expandable. Please perform this basic check to avoid any disappointment. Also your XT/XTk must be updated to OS 2.29 (or newer) before connecting the expansion."

via Encore:

"We are shipping the XT expansion now - It is tested and working $399 plus shipping, Limited QTY so act fast before we run out!!!

Here is the link

Phase 4 of XT expansion complete moving on to Phase 3 of the Q expansion coming soon (3-4mo) Timeframe."

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Superb Roland JP-8 with Encore MIDI + Original Manual + 8 ICs + Flight Case

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"Service History: Purchased and serviced by RL Music on 09/08/2008 (see enclosed pictures for details)

As part of the RL Music service, electronic restoration was performed by JP-8 craft master Kent Spong and includes at least:

- Power supply restoration

- Pots, sliders and switches cleaning and restoration

- Full calibration

As part of the RL Music service, mechanical restoration was performed by Custom Synth and includes at least:

- Metal panels re-sprayed & screen-printed

- Aluminum end bells re-anodized

- Key-bed refurbished

Recent service provided by Analog Lab, see invoice.

Upgrades / Modifications: Encore Electronics MIDI kit installed by Kent Spong"

Friday, November 14, 2014

Encore Electronics Universal Event Generator - 5U Modular Demo

Published on Nov 14, 2014 alternatingbitmusic

"When I originally obtained this unit I strictly used it as a primitive step sequencer, but I've finally tapped into the greater potential of this device, that being the LFO Looping aspect (Version 2.0). Here is my demo to help you see how it works."

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Roland Jupiter-8 w/ Encore MIDI Kit

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Roland JUPITER-8 with Encore MIDI

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"In addition to adding MIDI capability that's much better than Roland's MD-8 MIDI converter, the Encore adds 64 more patch memory locations than the stock JP8!

This synth has been professionally cleaned and refurbished. All controls cleaned, contacts cleaned and reinstalled. The white modulation switch was refurbished with new contact material (it goes bad after a number of years). A full calibration was performed and all functions checked. Finally, the factory patches were re-loaded."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Roland Jupiter 8 with Encore MIDI SN 171654

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"Roland’s ultimate polyphonic flagship from 1981, never bested! I purchased the unit (s/n 171654) in 1995 with the Encore MIDI already installed. A key feature of the Encore is arpeggiator sync via MIDI. It was a mainstay of our private smoke-free studio, and it’s the only Jupiter-8 I know of that has not needed any servicing for the past 19 years. It spent last week at The Analog Lab anyway, where the following spruce-ups were performed: The front panel was dropped and all controls were cleaned. The white modulation switch was refurbished with new contact material (it goes bad after a number of years). The keyboard was removed, all contacts cleaned and reinstalled. A full calibration was performed and all functions checked. Finally, the factory patches were re-loaded."

Monday, May 26, 2014

Oberheim OB-X w/ Encore MIDI SN 794404 Video Demo

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Published on Apr 30, 2014 Chris Hull·1 video

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"8 Voice Model w/ Encore MIDI. (was originally a 4 voice)

Completely refurbished in 08/13. The following services were performed :

1) Unit completely stripped and cleaned inside and out with all pots and switched cleaned.
2) Bushing pots leveled, new bushings installed and fitted.
3) Buss Bars removed and cleaned, key contacts cleaned.
4) Power supply re-capped & Batteries replaced
5) All Tantalum caps replaced on power circuitry replaced w/ new ones.
6) All electrolytic caps replaced.
7) All functions tested, and passed burn in test.

All work was performed by This Old Synth.

Notes :

This is a very clean, working example of an original OB-X with MIDI. The cosmetic condition is an easy 9/10, and it will come with a very heavy duty Anvil Case, that has been re-foamed recently. I have invested an extensive amount of $$ to get it in the best working condition possible, and this one will be solid to perform for many years to come. The Encore MIDI works flawlessly, and allows you to store up to 100 presets (as opposed to original 32)."

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Modular Dub Techno tutorial (basic elements)

Published on May 17, 2014 alternatingbitmusic·79 videos

"Some fundamental elements of dub techno explored using a modular synth setup: noise/hiss and an echo stab. The creative parts from there are up to you. Key players used:
MOTM-101 Noise Sample & Hold
YUSYNTH Fixed Filter Bank
Corsynth C104 Odyssey of Sound VCO
Synthetic Sound Labs Digital Delay
Club of the Knobs C1680 CV Analog Delay
Oakley VRG
MFOS 16-step sequencer"

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Multiple outputs for a modular VCO

Published on Apr 11, 2014 alternatingbitmusic·68 videos

"I used to only use 1 basic output per VCO, but then realized you can use many outs simultaneously, and with enough filters and modulation sources, come up with a wide range of sounds. This is the demonstration, using the Corsynth C104 Odyssey of Sound."

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Encore Electronics Universal Event Generator Synthesizer Module (MU, Dotcom)

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