Showing posts with label Roland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roland. Show all posts

Friday, May 24, 2024

AX80 & S60F & TR-505

video upload by rimela

"Demo of the Teisco S60F, AKAI AX80 and Roland TR-505.
All processing in Ableton Live."

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Roland JP-8080

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Superbooth 24 jam

video upload by Tubbutec

"Early morning jam at Superbooth 24, day 3 with MC-2oh2, Brainstep and 6m0d6.
Pretty much the first one here at 8:30 enjoying the quietness before the big storm of the last day.
Would have been even better if I had checked the focus of the camera ;)"

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Roland JD-800 soundscape - A journey into the sun

video upload by MIDERA

"Ok - so the plan. The plan is to sell the Roland Jupiter 6 to get the Super Gemini. Well, wait, so I played the JP6 and realized that - wow, it's pretty unique and awesome. Ok, scratch that. New plan. The plan is to sell the JD-800 and pick up a Super 6. Yeah - that's the plan. Wait...

The JD-800 can go places literally no other synthesizer can go. The JD-990? Yeah, that can go there and further, but I don't think it can go there at the same speed. It's like using your hands to press on the gas pedal of a Turbo-charged car,. Sure, it's got the power behind it, but it lacks the thing that makes it enjoyable.

So now I'm left with... well, who knows. A mess. Like usual. But you know - it's a fun mess compared to what I dealt with last year."

Custom Red Roland Juno-106 w/filter distortion

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"Here’s a custom Red 106 with the SynthSpa’s filter distortion mod. it can be turned on or off , or 'played' with a momentary switch you see pictured.

The leds light up as you are playing to tell you which voice your accessing.

It really opens up the sonic possibilities of the 106 for bass and bells sounds and much more .

This 106 has been restored and future proofed to last for decades .

Restored voice Chips , rebuilt power supply along with all 16 sliders freshly restored . Great shape and sounds wonderful."

T-Rex Binson Echorec Drum Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with Roland SH-01a Synth and MEGA FM

video upload by Limbic Bits

"T-Rex Binson Echorec Drum Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with Roland SH-01a Synth and Twisted Electrons MEGA FM"

Monday, May 20, 2024

Roland Jupiter 6 soundscape - Descent into a timbre of darkness

video upload by MIDERA

"This was a journey... There were many moments when I thought 'How is this occurring?' I would then try to manipulate something to determine how it happened. To be clear, I recorded this thinking 'I will be deciding tonight whether I keep or sell this infernal machine.' I honestly can't believe the breadth of the sounds I got out of it. My typical go-to comment about the Jupiter 6 is this: 'The Prophet 10 sounds the same, but better.' And unfortunately, that's just not true. The Prophet 10 just sounds like a warm soft blanket that always sounds good. The Jupiter 6 sounds like a cold wet towel, and you know what? Sometimes in a blazing hot summer day, that wet towel probably feels good. Plus, you're really not supposed to leave home without a towel, generally speaking.

I did notice some clipping. I couldn't tell at what point it was occurring because the Jupiter was set kind of quiet, but I'm guessing it was a mix of the filter resonance with some other bass-ridden sounds. I honestly can't be sure. You'll have to just accept that it happened and move on.

This video was so long that my camera gave up recording. It must have just gotten too tired, or bored. Or too tired because it was too bored.

Where does this leave me? Well, for now, looking elsewhere for instruments to part with (Futuresonus Parva and Ensoniq EPS are the first to go).

Eventide Blackhole VST for reverb."

DIY Module With Korg35 HP & LP Filters Clones + 12AX7 Overdrive

video upload by MrCaliforniaD

"This box is using 2x clones of the infamous Korg35 filters. They were made with identical PCBs and original discontinued components.

These Korg35 are mounted on a circuit board that is recreating the HPF and LPF circuitry of a Korg MS-20.

Sorry. I don't sell anything."

Why Espen Craft can't sell his Roland Alpha Juno-2

video upload by Espen Kraft

"I'm simply too afraid of my dead grandmother. I want synths that sound alive."

Does D-05 Have The ROLAND D50 Magic?

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of ROLAND D-05 BOUTIQUE vs original 1987 ROLAND D-50


Roland Boutique D-05 SN Z1I3580

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Roland A-01 Boutique Series Controller / Generator Synthesizer + K-25m Keybaord

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Roland Juno 106 Chorus + HPF input mod demo

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"A very easy mod for the Juno 106 consists in adding an input socket that allows external sources to benefit from the builtin chorus and high pass filter (and VCA gain).

This short video illustrate how it sounds with a Yamaha Reface DX."

Sunday, May 19, 2024

TR-909 Firmware Version 5 Demos

See this post for details.


// The most wonderful thing that could have ever happened for Roland TR-909 owners and lovers has actually happened.
2. TR-909 FIRMWARE V.5 - Demonstration 1 - MIDI SYNC CORRECTION
// I’ve installed one of the first Revolution 909 firmware upgrades from Addictive Instruments into my own personal Roland TR-909 and I released a little enthusiastic clip about how delighted I am to have 33 year old serious problems resolved. This is the first of a few posts planned for today to show you why it’s so amazing to me.
// This is something that I’ve been thinking about since 1991 when I first got my own TR-909: The ability to switch between pattern play and pattern write without having to stop the sequencer.

The TR-909 in pattern write mode allows us to do some clever things. We can change the length of the pattern using last step, and we can add and subtract notes and accents (internal and external) to develop our pattern. However, we can only do this in write mode.
So in order to do these things in performance we have to A ) stop, change modes, and start again B ) stay in write mode always (can’t change patterns in write mode) C ) program our drums from another device entirely D ) add all the chaos, and then use the level knobs to bring sounds in and out (the way maestro Jeff Mills makes magic!) or E ) make a ton of patterns ahead of time and switch between them as our performance.
We can do mutes on a mixer, use a midi controller. There are options, but when I’m playing live it’s just me. I have stuff happening. It’s a lot to navigate and keep track of. Changing mixer settings, dealing with midi controllers, or even flipping through preset patterns can be distracting and a bummer. Adding the ability to just get into write mode and change the length for a fill, or a sidetrack, or a totally new in the moment idea is fantastic!
4. TR-909 FIRMWARE VERSION 5- Demonstration 3 - MUTES
// This is something which I didn’t anticipate being so amazing. I use mutes on the mixer as a fundamental part of how I perform live, but I don’t tend to reach for instrument mute functions on the actual devices. This is not a personal bias, but rather a point of clarity. I’m doing like 25 things at once in any given performance (and singing) so it’s pretty easy to forget what I’ve muted or un muted unless it’s in central place (like on the mixer), but after all I just explored in demonstration clip 2 about ways to add and subtract sounds live, mutes are a marvelous and really powerful addition to this list of ways to address patten complexity in a live performance.
// Ok, this is really simple, but it’s so super extra totally bad ass.

The thing about the TR-909 is that it doesn’t instantly change patterns. You have to wait for the end, and then it starts the next selected pattern. To get around this you can do some stuff:
• make some really complicated patterns
• make one big complex pattern and then use the mixer to bring things in and out (fun!)
But this is fantastic! Just hold down shift and start instantly jumping between patterns. Add a crash from a crashy pattern, start a fill, and switch to just a kick drum, mix and match patterns and really get something heavy going - THEN get involved with the mixer, and it’s a gorgeous avalanche of TR-909 awesome!

In my example here I’m just showing you that it’s possible now. The rest is up to you.

Addictive Instruments have released firmware version 5 for the Roland TR-909 and the RE-909. It’s a real upgrade which requires soldering and while it isn’t easily reversible, the upgrade also includes firmware v1 and v4 so you can revert by choosing another firmware and booting it that way (no one would ever know).

Find out more at
This first batch is limited to 100 so if you’re as happy about this as I am, hurry up!
That said, I believe in these guys and totally hope that this all goes well, and this will continue to be available (and more!) until all the TR/RE-909’s have one inside.

This was demo 4, one more and I’ll leave the rest to you.
// I’ve been using the EXT INST function of the Roland TR-909 since the day I got it. I love triggering samples, basslines, and other drum machines from the stately TR-909’s main panel. The hassle has always been that the notes it generates can’t be changed. So you get an octave or so of fixed notes and that’s all. I’ve spent a lot of time messing with samplers and getting the sounds I want to trigger from the notes I have to offer, and while it’s fun, and useful, it can be a drag. Fact is, a lot of people never even explored it.

The TR-727 doesn’t allow us to control its midi notes either, but the Addictive Instruments firmware v.5 update has presets and it has a user mode (fig.2). So we can play any note we want on any channel we want at any velocity we want now.
My 727 is upgraded with Harry Axten‘s perfect sound rom upgrade, and this is my own custom rom, and here it is being beautifully programmed by my beloved TR-909!

This is an example of using the user template to create a chromatic keyboard and programming a bassline which is saved with my drums, and subject to all the new and original functions of the 909.
So much fun!

Clearly I was already in love with my TR-909, but I’ve fallen all over again here.

The external instrument mode is expanded, and it much more powerful now, it’s also nicely documented (at last) in the manual. It is more complicated than plug it in and go if you want to make the most of it, and it’s worth it. This is something wonderful.

Roland Jupiter 6

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Révolution 909 Upgrade for the Roland TR-909

This one is in via Michael Geyre.

Details via Addictive Instruments:

"Memory and display upgrade including the new firmware version you've been waiting 40 years for!

Like you, we worship this machine and we have put all our passion and know-how into this project." Principle:
The Revolution 909 upgrade consists of two hardware modules which replace some integrated circuits on the 909’s Switch Board.
The first is a hardware memory expansion module including a new version 5 of the software.
The second is a small hardware enhancement to the 7-segment LED driver to display alphanumeric characters.
The new v5 firmware not only contains fixes and optimizations of the original versions 1 and 4, but new features have also been added!
The functionality and timing of the original sequencer has been preserved.
The spirit and philosophy of the machine has been respected. Remember, we always run on the same CPU!
Legacy versions 1 and 4 are also present in ROM and can be selected by a simple key combination.
This upgrade is fully compatible with the TR-909, the RE-909 and the SR-909.
The installation is totally non-destructive, no holes to drill, no traces to cut.
v5 main features:
Fixed Sync bugs.
32 Internal Banks.
Optimised and more instinctive workflow.
Mute function.
Full External Instruments Mapping.
Firmware Update via MIDI.
Select the v5 Firmware tab for more details about the new features.
The Owner Manual is available on the Downloads tab.

Kit contents:
Memory Board(PCBA) .
Digit Board(PCBA).
40 pin-strip headers(For Memory).
16 DIP lead-frames(For Digit).
1 diode.
1 resistor.
Some 30AWG wire.
Some shrinkable sleeve.
The new labels for front panel(non permanent sticker).

Roland Kebyboards Volume 3 Catalog

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"This is your chance to own this original vintage Roland Catalog from 1983 with all the best synthesizers Roland ever released.

This Roland Catalog (22 pages) contains picture’s and information of the Roland Jupiter-8, Jupiter-6, System-100M, Juno-60, Juno-6, SH-101, TR-808, TB-303 and much more.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Roland collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days.

This catalog has no highlighting or underlining in it. This original catalog is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

SAX or SUX? Farfisa Syntorchestra 4: Saxophone Preset

video upload by Reuben Jones

"Tell Farfisa in the comments if you think the saxophone preset on their Syntochestra 4 sounds like a sax, or if it sux! Bear in mind it's an analogue design from 1975-80!

This is a solo in an upcoming track.

Novation Supernova: chords and bass
Mario Maggi Synthex: background textures
Roland CR78 (VST): drums/perc

#synthsolo #vintagesynthesizer #electronicmusic #acidjazz #farfisasyntorchestra #synthex #novation"

Friday, May 17, 2024

Battle of the Poly Synths: Top 10 Analog Classics

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Analog Synthesizers Rewind: Top 10 Classics!
S1:Ep11 - The FINALE in a series of 11 videos!

Which is the best vintage analog polysynth to buy?
Top 10 Vintage Analog Polysynths: The Ultimate Comparison

Welcome to the ultimate vintage analog polysynth showdown!
In this video, we dive deep into the world of classic analog synthesizers, comparing and contrasting the top 10 vintage polysynths that have stood the test of time.
Whether you're a seasoned synthesizer enthusiast or a newcomer to the analog realm, join us as we explore the unique features, iconic sounds, and timeless appeal of these musical gems.
From the warm tones of the Juno series to the powerful presence of the Prophet, discover which vintage polysynth might be the perfect addition to your setup.
Let the sonic adventure begin!

00:00 Intro
00:24 Prophet VS Synth: Sound Selection Showcase [previous video]
01:25 Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer: A Complete Overview [previous video]
02:48 The Secret Sounds of Oberheim Xpander Revealed [previous video]
04:12 The Roland Jupiter 4: A Sound Engineer's Dream [previous video]
05:46 Discovering Yamaha CS50's Top Sound Options [previous video]
07:20 Desire: Best Oberheim OB-8 Sounds Revealed [previous video]
08:50 SuperJupiter: Unlocking the Best MKS80 Sounds [previous video]
10:24 Drama and Fear: Prophet 5 Synthesizer Sounds [previous video]
11:54 Experiencing the Divine Sounds of Jupiter 8 [previous video]
13:27 The Yamaha CS80: A Musician's Dream [previous video]

You can find demos for each in previous posts here.

Remembering Gert Jalass

video upload by John L Rice

"The sad news of Gert's passing put me out of sorts and I ended up looking through old pictures and decided to make a very short and quick remembrance video out of them. Rest in peace Gert, and condolences to all of his friends and family. Feel free to share comments and stories relating to Gert in the comments section below if you like.

The simple sequence is a Moon Modular 569 Quad Sequential Voltage Source running two identical voices each consisting of a MOTM-300 VCO, 1/4 of a MOTM-380 quad LFO, 1/2 of a Moon 517 VCF, 1/2 of a Oakley dual VCA and 1/5 of a Club Of The Knobs poly EG. Also used: Expressive-E Osmose keyboard, Mellotron M4000D Rack, Roland A-88 controller, Strymon BigSky and Timeline pedals, Lexicon MX400 rack."

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

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