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Showing posts with label SONICWARE. Show all posts
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Friday, September 15, 2023

Introducing the LIVEN 8bit warps v3.0 Update and the All Black Limited Edition!

video upload by SONICWARE

"We have just released version 3.0 firmware of the LIVEN 8bit warps! 👉
"And the special All Black Limited Edition has been released! 👉

LIVEN 8bit warps v3.0
・8-bit waveform memory synth engine for creating a wide variety of sounds from Chiptune to Ambient
- Four distinct 8-bit waveform memory synth engines (Includes waveform editing with waveform capture function)
・Unique sound creation with aliasing noise on/off, detune and sweep functions
・128-step sequencer with parameter locking
・4-track looper for recording internal audio and external audio from the line input
・10 effects and 6 reverbs (switchable to the Cassette tape simulator)"

Sonicware Liven 8Bit Warps v3.0 Quick Start Guide

video upload by ChrisLody

"Full Disclosure: I occasionally take on freelance work at Sonicware on an hourly rate producing synth & sample sound design, beta testing, checking English text and video manuals like this. Any other shorter videos on my channel containing Sonicware products are not paid content.

A new version 3.0 firmware has been released for the Liven 8Bit Warps that adds some new feature, a pack of new drum sounds and generally tidy's things up a bit. You can download it from this page on the Sonicware website under the 8Bit Warps tab:

0:00 Teaser bit
0:16 Intro
1:00 How to update and add drum sounds
1:57 Demo of new drum sounds
2:26 6 New FX types
5:20 Copy duplicate
6:27 Sound locking
8:50 Using sound locking to make drum patterns
10:13 Pattern chain looping
11:06 Outro
11:16 Super secret mini jam!"

Friday, September 08, 2023

LIVEN XFM performance by Natsucollage

video upload by SONICWARE

"Her first jam with XFM (
She made this video in just one week!
Looking forward to more of her performance in the future."

[ELZ_1 play] 8Bit wave memory synth (Warp mode) demo

video upload by SONICWARE

"Today I experimented with 8-bit wave memory synth sounds. I also shoot the process of creating the sound shown at the beginning of this video. Please check it :-)

Yu Endo

今日は8bit wave memory synthのサウンド実験をしました。動画の最初で紹介しているサウンドを作っていく過程も撮影しましたので、ぜひご覧ください。

遠藤 祐"

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Microhouse/Rominimal Live DAWless Set (Novation Circuit and Liven XFM)

video upload by Dylan Ferno

"Making a live DAWless Microhouse/Rominimal Set/Mix with 2 hardware synthesizers/drum machines: Novation Circuit Sonicware and Liven XFM

#dawless #microhouse #rominimal #livenxfm #novationcircuit

0:00 Staying Around
4:00 Labyrinths
8:35 Steamroller
12:25 The Badlands
17:00 As Above, So Below
21:48 Between the Clouds"

How to Transition Between Tracks in a Live Electronic Setup (DAWless)

video upload by Dylan Ferno

"How to Transition Between Tracks DAWlessly in an electronic live set without any DJ gear like crossfaders, turntables etc.

Feat. Sonicware Liven XFM and Novation Circuit playing some Lo-Fi House tracks."

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Sonicware LoFi-6 Relaxing Ambient Glitch Jam

video upload by Dj Puzzle

"Sonicware Lofi-6 in the mix. As well as 1010music Razzmatazz ( the box I made presets for ), Sonicware SmplTrek, Pocket Operator Sub, and AUM on my iPad for mixing and Turnado effects."

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

SONICWARE LoFi-6 Make Noise Strega | Ambient

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Sound comparison of Lofi-12 and Lofi-6

video upload by SONICWARE

[Japanese translation of the narration]
Lofi-6はLofi-12のサンプリング・レートを6kHzに変えただけの製品ではありません。 それぞれの製品コンセプトは異なり、サウンド・エンジンも異なります。






"Lofi-6 is not just Lofi-12 with 6kHz sampling rate. Each product concept is different and the sound engine is also different.

As you know, Lofi-12 is the point of sound alias noise that occurs in digital recording.

Lofi-6, on the other hand, was developed with the aim of producing the sound that came from old analog gear. In the Lofi-6, each track is specially processed to suppress digital alias noise.
For this process, I had to cut the hum effect of the cassette tape simulator.

Also, in order to reserve resources for the tube amp simulator mode on the Lofi-6, the 12bit sampler mode on each track of the Lofi-12 has been removed.

Now listen to the actual sound. "

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Limited Edition SONICWARE LIVEN Lofi-6

LIVEN Lofi-6 (Official PV)video upload by

See this previous post for additional details and demos of the standard edition Lofi-6.

LIVEN Lofi-6 Sound Demo video upload by SONICWARE

"LIVEN Lofi-6, a limited edition of 500 units in collaboration with Perfect Circuit.

0:00 01 : DIXI (Dixieland by Takahiro Sato)
0:15 02 : AIME (Chabada by Christian Laffitte)
0:28 03 : JIVE (Jive by Chris Lody)
0:46 04 : FONO (Fonogram by Christian Laffitte)
0:58 05 : SEA (ASMR-ish 'By the sea' by Takahiro Sato)
1:10 06 : LATE (Late One Day by Chris Lody)
1:31 07 : NOVA (La Vie Est Belle by Christian Laffitte)
1:44 08 : HEY (Hey by Dr. Endo)
2:05 09 : BAYA (Baya playa by Christian Laffitte)
2:17 10 : LIFT (Lift Music by Chris Lody)
2:28 11 : LAGO (Lago by Christian Laffitte)
2:44 12 : EASY (Easy by Chris Lody)
3:05 13 : DRAW (Draw the Picture with Your Sound by Yasutake(elfin))
3:20 14 : D.NOC (Dobranoc by Yasutake(elfin))
3:46 15 : COSY (Cosy by Yasutake(elfin))
4:00 16 : BK.HL (Might Be Blackhole by Yasutake(elfin))"

Sonicware Liven Lofi-6 Quick Start Guide - How to Make Retro Lofi Music

video upload by ChrisLody

Sunday, August 06, 2023

How To Use Texture Lab Granular Synth For Experimental Noise

video upload by ChrisLody

"Full Disclosure: I occasionally take on freelance work at Sonicware on an hourly rate producing synth & sample sound design, beta testing, checking English text, video manuals etc. This video wasn't paid for directly but as a result of my work with Sonicware it is marked as Paid Promotion

For more information about the Texture Lab see this video: [posted here]

Here's how to use the Liven Texture Lab for extreme experimental noise. This is very similar to a 'no input mixer technique' feedback technique but in this case the feedback loop is affected by granular synthesis so the results are extremely wild! Like all feedback techniques the results can be extreme and incredibly difficult to control, great fun :)"

Thursday, July 27, 2023

ELZ_1 play will now also add the Shimmer Reverb!

video upload by SONICWARE


About 50 more units and Shimmer reverb

Thankfully, we have received requests from many people to increase production.

We are expecting a certain number of units, so we have decided to produce an additional 50 units for December shipment. If you are interested, please reserve your 'ELZ_1 play' as soon as possible.

Also, as a result of our recent survey, many of you polled for the Shimmer Reverb, but there were slightly more poll for the ZTRINGS, so we have decided to include the ZTRINGS.

However, thanks to your support, we will be able to increase production, and since many of you polled for the Shimmer Reverb, we have decided to include a shimmer reverb as well, as a token of our appreciation.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yu Endo







遠藤 祐

#SONICWARE #ELZ_1play #elz1play #elz_1 #elz1 #synth #synthesize"

Thursday, July 06, 2023

"ZTRINGS”, the new Physical Modeling Strings Engine for the ELZ_1 play.

video upload by SONICWARE

"Thank you for your cooperation in filling out the survey🙏
As a result of the tally, we have decided to implement the Physical Modelling Strings synth when the preorders reach 250 units!

We appreciate your continued support!

"ZTRINGS” was coined by combining the symbol Z, which represents the delay elements used in the modeling, and Strings.

The ZTRINGS engine does not yet have a screen design, but this engine has been selected for use, and we have started brushing it up.

(There were a number of you who polled for the Shimmer Reverb, so I will be discussing this with my team some more🤔)

Thank you,
Yu Endo"

Monday, July 03, 2023

Which do you want for the ELZ_1 play? [Physical Modelling String Engine vs Shimmer Reverb?]

video upload by SONICWARE

"Physical Modelling String Engine vs Shimmer Reverb

Thanks to your support, the planned production run of 200 units of 'ELZ_1 play' sold out early. Thank you very much!

In response to requests from customers who are interested in purchasing 'ELZ_1 play'. We had negotiated with the factory to manufacture 50 more units.

The additional 50 units will be shipped in November and we have started pre-orders them today.

And also, as a token of our appreciation, we would like to set a stretch goal for when the total number of units sold reaches 250 units.

For the stretch goal, please poll for which feature you think is more appropriate for ELZ_1 play!

Physical Modelling String Engine or Shimmer Reverb?

Thank you for your help,
Yu Endo"

Sunday, June 25, 2023

The Musical Gameboy // Sonicware SMPLTREK with V2.0 update

video upload by Starsky Carr

"GREAT FUN.. The SMPLTREK is now on firmware V2.0 and it's a very welcome update. I've had the Smpltrek for a while now, and have waited to demo it as although it was a great little unit I needed time to understand how it worked, which was not mean feat with a 186 page manual, and to be perfectly honest I thought it was a little clumsy in some places.

The V2 firmware update tipped it over the edge into being much more fun and useable. I've now been really enjoying it - particularly its portability. A few evenings sitting in the garden with just this and a glass of something cool.. very nice.

Although it looks like a throwback to 1980's handheld games the smpltrek's got great connectivity options for the studio, with full sized MIDI, 6.35mm Jack ins and outs, plus its a USB audio interface. All very useful."

Thursday, June 22, 2023

"ELZ_1 play"

video upload by SONICWARE

"My personal projects 'Dr's Journey' launched!
I'm looking for supporters to produce 200 units of 'ELZ_1 play'.

For more information:

Yu Endo"

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Sonicware ELZ_1 Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Dub Chord
0:58 BITrNES
1:56 Entropy
2:31 FM Pad
3:01 Sand Flute Pad
3:22 Melodic Techno Lead
3:58 Retro Pad
4:26 Grain Lead
4:51 Entropy Pad
5:19 Arp
5:57 80s Digital Lead
6:37 Trancendent
7:10 Transition Lead
7:40 Random Bell Noise Pad
8:18 Dub Chord 2
9:40 Arp 2
10:21 Ice Cold Pad
11:17 Drone Outro

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

ELZ_1 New firmware v7.0 update!

video upload by SONICWARE

"ELZ_1 New firmware v7.0 update!

New functions
- Added UNISON to the VOICE MODE.
- Added TUNNEL and INFINITY reverbs.
- B bank has been added to the synth memory, allowing a total of 256 patches to be stored.
- 53 new sounds created by five ELZ_1 masters have been added to the BANK B."

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

sonicware liven bass n beats & XFM w/ Overlays

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Bass n beats

2 overlays for programming

Drum n bass sounds

In box with adapter

Liven XFm synth

Drums and synth sounds

1 overlay

Box no manual

No power adapter"

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Dr. Endo explores LIVEN Texture Lab jamming with 8bit warps and BASS&BEATS

video upload by SONICWARE

"Hi, I tried jammin’ with Texture Lab, 8bit warps and Bass&Beats today!

In the later part of the jam, I experimented with changing the grain generation timing to 16th notes or 32nd notes.

Yu Endo"

Friday, May 19, 2023

Dr. Endo explores Effects Processor mode of LIVEN Texture Lab

LIVEN Texture Lab as Granular Effects Processor

video uploads by SONICWARE

Effects Processor Mode
Real-time processing of stereo signals from the line inputs.

- Size, Shape: Size and shape of the grains (with random function)
- Timing, Jitter: Interval of generating grains (M0 – 62, LUSH,
synced 1/32 – 1/1)
- Density: Number of the grains (up to 64 grains)
- Diffusion: Diffusion width of the grains
- Pitch: Pitch of the line inputs (±2 octaves)
- Position: Delay time before generation
of the first
grain (4 - 5,944
- FB: Feedback amount
- Direction: Playback direction of the grains (forward, reverse, random)
- Freeze: Freeze the six seconds of line input signal stored in the
- Blend: Balance between the input signal and the granular sound mix
- Modulation 1: LFO assignable to various parameters
- Modulation 2: LFO assignable to various parameters

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Superbooth 2023: SonicWare Texturelab Sounds Only

video upload by sonicstate

"No talking just a quick sound demo of the new Sonicware Textruelab.

The Sonicware Texturelab is a sound design instrument. It offers a range of sonic capabilities, to create unique textures, ambient soundscapes, and complex musical compositions.

One of the standout features of the Texturelab is its multi-engine design. It combines multiple synthesis methods, including granular synthesis, wavetable synthesis, FM synthesis, and more. This diverse set of sound engines enables users to explore a vast array of sonic possibilities and create intricate, layered sounds.

The instrument also includes a built-in sequencer and arpeggiator, providing intuitive ways to program and manipulate patterns and melodies. It offers a comprehensive set of controls, including knobs, buttons, and a touch-sensitive XY pad, allowing for expressive and hands-on sound manipulation."

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