Showing posts with label Fender. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fender. Show all posts

Monday, October 23, 2023

5 P. M. SUNBEAM (feat. Michael Geyre, Olivier Grall)

video upload by AbigobaMusic

"This is the return of Abigoba! New EP 'Future Legacy' featuring many greats musicians is now available.

'5 P.M. SUNBEAM guests 2 greats Keyboardists /sound designers/artists : MICHAEL GEYRE & OLIVIER GRALL, for a tribute and the project of playing as possible the same keyboards that the great Herbie Hancock used in 1978 on the album 'Sunlight' (the legendary album backcover picture). Olivier opened his temple of electric keyboards (Synthégrall) to us in order to share is great synthesizers, and record the title.'

Michael Geyre : Fender Rhodes 1975, Clavinet D6, Minimoog D, Synkey and CS80 (and Drums programmation)

Olivier Grall : Oberheim 4 voices, Solina Strings Ensemble, ARP 2600.

Jean-Luc Briançon : ARP Odyssey, Minimoog D, Yamaha CP30, Polymoog.

Additional shaker part by Franck Boutin-Albrand.

Composed by Michael Geyre, Recorded at Synthégrall Studio (Andernos) by Olivier Grall, Mixed at Nuage7 - Domaine de Sourzy by Jean-luc Briançon

Video direction & edition by Quentin Geyre (Groseille video)

Produced by Jean-Luc Briançon for Nuage7

EP available on all plateformes (Spotify, Deezer, ect.) :"

Sunday, October 15, 2023

The warmth of the sun | An ode to Pivot & Bonnie

video upload by MIDERA

"On the way to the emergency vet, Pivot by my side. I remember the sun on her carrier. I hoped it had warmed her. Or if nothing else, I hoped the sound of my voice or my daughter's kept her company. Today was a hard day. It was time to put Pivot to sleep.

Pivot was very sick. Yesterday, she had thrown up multiple times and afterwards, just laid down and wouldn't move. I couldn't entice her to eat, not yesterday, not today - it's my litmus test for how my cat is doing. She, in fact, would move away from it. I had hoped over night she would feel better, but it just did not happen. She laid by a water bowl in the kitchen and occasionally drink from it (a sign, I thought, that she was improving), but she just seemed not well. I made the call. It had to be done.

Everyone said their goodbye's. My wife would stay home with our 2 year old who would not have handled the mood very well. However, to my surprise, my 6 year old wanted to come. I was glad. Pivot had laid with her for years. She would lay on my wife when she was pregnant with my daughter. She would lay by her carrier when she was asleep in it. She was always with her. Pivot was her fur mama. She loved my daughter.

It was a big gift that my daughter came with. When I cried, she would say "It's ok Papa." She was strong. Of course, she cried too. But the resilience of a 6 year old who, in 6 months, has had to deal with the loss of two of her favorite pets, is impressive. Tonight there was a lot of "I miss Bonnie and Pivot." I do too. We cried a lot.

I got Pivot in August of 2008, a week after I lost my last cat, Winchester. Pivot was best friends with Bonnie. Pivot was nuts. She would fly around my house and body slam cat scratch toys. She would lay down with rugs and kick them. But she would lay next to my face and fall asleep. If I was sad, I could make fake sad meow sounds and she would run to me. She always comforted me.

I did want to try to do an in-home service for putting her down. I thought that would be the kind thing to do, because she hated traveling, but ultimately, I knew it should be done sooner than later, and honestly, those home services are kind of a lot of money ($700+ instead of $400+). I feel a little bad that I chose the cheaper option, because Pivot HATED traveling (like she would pee herself when we'd leave the house). Today - hardly a peep. She did meow, but she had such little strength. I knew sending her off earlier was the better option too. Doing it away from the house at least made it so I didn't need to look at a spot and say "That's where Pivot died." Pivot let go of this life at 1:10PM, in my arms, full of love, all of which I hope she took with her.

So - here I am, alone now, everyone else asleep in the house. I wrote this as I sat here and felt the mood was fitting. I think of myself as the Rhodes Piano voice, a sad depressing tone, mixed in with the voice of Pivot, dancing around my sadness, as she really did so well. It begins and ends without her, the way our lives were entwined. She will be forever missed.|

Rhodes Piano in Strymon DIG
Prophet 10 in Strymon El Cap
All through Eventide Blackhole VST"



video upload by Mike Lewis

"Mar 13, 2023
This last weekend, on March 11th, I put my dear friend Bonnie (Flame Point Siamese cat) to sleep. She suffered a stroke (or had a growth in her brain) on Tuesday March 7th. We found her walking in circles, I think she was suddenly blinded. She was not well. I thought "if this is a stroke, cats can recover, even if she's blind." I tried to hold on to her, but something changed even further on Thursday night. That was the moment I realized that she had stopped purring when I pet her (she had been purring in the day). I think she may have had seizures, because I remember seeing blood on her paw pads, where her nails would have dug in (which were not there in the afternoon).

I think only one word really describes how I feel about losing her: Devastated.

She lived at least 15 years (with me) and was adopted in 2007, being about 2-4 years old (as a guess), meaning she was about 18-20 years old. That was a good long life for a cat. I had hoped she would have made it to 23 years old... dying in her sleep peacefully, but she (and I) didn't get that. I watched her suffer for a few days, but I think Thursday she stopped eating entirely. On Friday, I found her stuck behind the litter box and I knew that was time.

I don't know why I feel such guilt, but apparently that's a common feeling when you lose a pet. I think I feel guilty that I was kinda mean to her in the first year I had her. I even told people I didn't want her (note, that I could not ever bring myself to get rid of her). I don't know why I felt those things. I even said she was ugly (she did have a really funny weird brown spot on her nose that always made her look like she was snarling). I feel a lot of guilt for feeling and saying these things. I know she didn't understand them, but I wasn't kind.

What's strange is, all the things I found annoying or disliked, just now happen to be all of the things I miss. Like her tenacity to get in my lap and stop at nothing until she won (multiple times I'd get her off my lap, eventually she'd sneak in and win). Or her licking my arms. Or that funny snarl look on her face. These things... they just stick in my mind and I just absolutely devastated that I can't experience them now.

The hardest part for me was after realizing she was going to be put down - telling her what a good kitty she was, how I loved her so much, and that she was one of my best friends. Well, the hardest part was holding on to her as life left her. I knew she was no longer in pain, but I think that feeling will stay with me forever. We drove to the vet in the same car she came home in when I adopted her. I thought she'd like that. I talked to her in the car, telling her how beautiful it was outside with the thick snow falling gently in the grey sky. While she was probably deaf, and now blind, I hoped she could hear me, even just a little.

Now, she is gone. I look at the kitties and puppy I have left and tell myself that I need to be more present for them. I also tell myself, everything that bothers me about my pets will be the very things I will miss when they're gone. I need to be more present in general, for my wife and my kids.

There is the biggest hole in my heart, where apparently Bonnie resided. I had no idea how big that space was until she left me."

Friday, October 06, 2023

10 Distortion Techniques: Every Synth Needs This

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Get ready for some sonic devastation as I demonstrate some of my favorite efx pedals and techniques that deliver filthy synth sounds capable of cutting through even the thickest wall of amplified guitars! I'll show you 10 different color palates with hands-on examples ranging from tasteful overdrive, distortion, fuzz all the way to full meltdown clipping. A little of these flavors added to your synthesizer instrument will help you create more inspiring sounds and also help you require less work to bring you final mixes together. I truly believe that every synth needs a drive circuit as much as it needs filters, reverbs and delays. After watching this video I hope you'll be inspired to grab some analog distortion pedals and start discovering what I did, that I can't live without them."

00:00 Introduction
00:51 Minimoog External Input Feedback Loop
03:49 ARP 2600 Internal Preamp Distortion
07:27 Distorted LFO's
09:46 Moogerfooger MF-104M Pedal Drive Circuit
15:08 Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Pedal
18:14 Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz Pedal
20:59 Mutron III Input Gain as Distortion Pedal
25:07 Vintage 1965 Fender Showman Amp
28:09 Joyo American Sound Pedal
32:09 Arturia Minimoog with Moogerfooger MF-104S Plug-ins

*🎹 THRILLER SYNTH GIVEAWAY 🎹* ✅ Visit to find out how to enter ✅

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Midsummer Nocturne for Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Fender Rhodes and Clavinet

video upload by R. Reger

"A little piece for a summer evening…the night sky…the limitless enormity of it all."

Monday, May 08, 2023

Fender/Rhodes Chroma Polaris Analog Synthesizer SN 300088

via this auction

"This unit is one of the first units made, because it has the Rhodes Chroma sliders, which are more durable and desirable. It is currently set to 220V but can be toggled back to 110V if desired.

It has been professionally calibrated, tested, & serviced, with a new membrane panel installed. It's quite a beautiful-sounding analog instrument, unlike anything made today.

It is MIDI ready for studio/DAW integration and plays nicely with modern setups despite its status as a modern classic. It is 100% functional, other than the red LED for Bank A is dead.

The Chroma Polaris was the 2nd synthesizer made by CBS/Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma. It has a very ARP-like sound.

It has 2 envelopes, including a 5 stage ADSDR filter envelope, aftertouch support (via external controller), and true multitimbral capability, with sounds that can be layered up to 6 voices. It also has a simple real-time sequencer and 132 memory patches."

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon Miniature Project 50 Years - Handmade Miniatures 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

The synths, keyboards, and effects used in Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.

Hammond RT-3 Organ + Leslie 122 Speaker
EMS VCS3 Putney
Fender Rhodes 73 Stage Electric Piano
Farfisa Combo-Duo Organ
Steinway Baby Grand Piano
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Moog Minimoog
Binson Echorec 2
EMS SYNTHI HI-FLI Guitar Synthesizer
Hiwatt 100 AMP

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Spaceman Effects Explorer Phaser with Keys and Synths Demo

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"Spaceman Effects Explorer Phaser with Keys and Synths Demo

0:00 - 0:39. Roland Juno 60
0:40 - 1:15. Mellotron
1:16 - 1:40. Moog Grandmother
1:41 - 2:21. Clavinet D6
2:22 - 2:50. Fender Rhodes MK1
2:51 - 3:17. CLavinet D6
3:18 - 3:46. Fender Rhodes MK1
3:47 - 4:37. Roland Juno 60
4:38 - 4:58. Mellotron
4:59 - 5:43. Clavinet D6
5:44 - 6:52. Moog Grandmother
6:53 - 7:20. Mellotron"

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Dave Brubeck - Take Five, Cover

video upload by Electric Vibes

"Take 5 Instrumental cover #korgkronos #hofner #bass #vintagesynth #fenderrhodes #rhodespiano"

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

When you are homesick, but the inspiration is stronger than the fever

video upload by NGC0 Music

"I had this chord progression in my head all week, so now I've finally had the time to lay it down on the Rhodes and add other stuff on top. I hope you like it!"

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Michael Jackson - Thriller (Instrumental Cover)

video upload by Electric Vibes

"Instrumental Cover using vintage synths
#vintagesynth #korg #roland #synth #rolandjupiter4 #rhodes #fenderrhodes #rolandjx3p #trailer #yamahadx7 #michaeljackson"

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Fender Rhodes 1973 with Avion Studios Preamp

video upload by Analog Prophet

"Fender Rhodes 1973, with the RetroFlyer active preamp from Aviom Studios, containing EQ (mid 800hz +/- 7dB).
Fender Rhodes 1973 with RetroFlyer mod. The RetroFlyer mod from Aviom Studios is an built in pre amp with EQ (800hz +/- 7dB) and stereo tremolo. The sound examples are unprocessed straight to the computer.

1. Original sound without any processing before RetroFlyer was mounted.
2. RetroFlyer preamp mounted without any processing but with the built in EQ.
3. RetroFlyer preamp with EQ and built in stereo tremolo."

via Avion Studios

Goodbye flat, dull Rhodes sound - hello Retroflyer!

The Retroflyer is an active preamp with volume, mid boost/cut and fully adjustable tremolo designed to fit perfectly into passive Mark I and II Fender Rhodes. We wrote a huge blog post about it if you want heaps of info but here are the bullet points:

High-headroom, high-detail, low-noise preamp circuit
High input impedance with full frequency and dynamic range
On board 3-position high pass filter
7db Balanced Mid Boost/Cut
Twin VCA true stereo tremolo
Custom faceplate w/ custom dual concentric knobs (both made in the USA)
High quality, name brand components throughout
Extensive power filtering, power supply included
Complete kit installs in less than 15 minutes
1 year warranty with lifetime support
Designed, tested and manufactured by Avion Studios in the USA.
This design represents hundreds of hours of work and we honestly couldn’t be happier. It frankly sounds fantastic. The bass is full, the mids are clear and the highs shine.

See the Avion Studios label for more.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Fender Chroma Polaris Rev 9 with expanded Sequencer Memory SN 300689

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

According to the listing:

"Rare Chroma Polaris multi-timbral analog synth in near mint condition. Rev 9 firmware with maxed out sequencer memory ( 4 X factory)

The Polaris is a highly under rated synth. It has a vintage analog sound along with the flexible MIDI implementation of a modern synth. This synth was ahead of its time obscured by the digital craze at the time.

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Jamuary n.02 | Fender Stratocaster meets Beads and Desmodus Versio | Eurorack Guitar Jam 🎸

video upload by Andrea Marzilli

"These days I had some time to play my guitar , in order to explore my new pedalboard and get it to communicate with my modular system.

The idea behind this simple jam is very simple.
A loop recorded inside Beads is processed by Melotus Versio (double granulation, hell yeah!) while I'm playing some major/suspended chords through Desmodus Versio.

Here is the path for the guitar:

- Fender Stratocaster AM Standard 1992
- Effettidiclara ORLA
- MXR Analog Chorus
- JHS Morning Glory
- Effettidiclara PETRA
- Digitech DOD Rubberneck
- Chase Bliss Audio MOOD
- Neunaber Immerse
- Strymon Iridium

Sometimes simple things are the best ways to express feelings.

Hope you enjoy.

Headphones, please. 🎧"

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Winter Bellscape for VCS3, Moog Voyager, Arp 2600, Mellotron and Fender Rhodes

video upload by R. Reger

"Original soundscape for analog keys with a focus on ring modulated sounds."

Monday, November 21, 2022


via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on eBay

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Autumn '22 for Moog Voyager, Fender Rhodes and Mellotrons.

video upload by R. Reger

"Original piece for (mostly) analog keys."

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Binson Echorec 2 / Minimoog D - Shine on you crazy Diamond, part VI

video upload by Fred Hervieu

Pink Floyd - SHEEP intro Rhodes / Binson Echorec

video upload by Fred Hervieu

ARP Pro Soloist / Rhodes MK1

video upload by Fred Hervieu

"Music :
Time Remembered, Bill Evans"

Friday, August 19, 2022

Fender Rhodes Piano Bass *Silver Top* - Pro Serviced w/Restoration

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings

"This set is in very good condition and working 100%. It has just been professionally serviced and with some restoration. As you can see, this is a 1960's silver top model. If this unit is shipped, please consider that there are many moving parts inside this unit and some adjustments may need to be made after receiving it."

Saturday, August 13, 2022

ELECTRIC PIANO - Sampled vs Physical Modelling (RHODES & WURLI)

video upload by Woody Piano Shack


Demo and review of the dry sounds so you can hear for yourself the difference between physical modelling and a sample library."

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