Showing posts with label Synth Albums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Synth Albums. Show all posts

Friday, July 21, 2023

MJ’s “Beat It” Intro - Real Sound & Story

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"In this video Kevin Maloney demonstrates how the intro sound on “Beat It” from Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was inspired by the blue vinyl LP titled The Incredible Sounds of Synclavier II [embedded below and previously posted here - you can find pics of the record and included brochures here. There's currently one on eBay for $259.95 here]. Kevin and Anthony Marinelli show you how the sound was programmed and performed in the studio for Michael to use on “Beat It”. This video also contains the story behind the sound and highlights how far Michael would go to satisfy his appetite for unusual sounds.

In this series Anthony breaks down some of the most icons synthesizer patches that he programmed for Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Anthony's musical touch as both composer and performer is connected with some of the most influential creative minds over the last 40 years. He’s composed and conducted original orchestral scores for over 80 feature films including Young Guns, Internal Affairs, The Man From Elysian Fields, 15 Minutes and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic for his symphonic work "In the Family Way", written over one thousand TV commercials in a myriad of musical styles, co-founded Levels Audio Post (LA's premiere post production facility) and performed and arranged on big-box-office films and influential hit records such as Michael Jackson's Thriller.

His extensive work as a young arranger, orchestrator and performer for Quincy Jones, Jack Nitzsche, Lamont Dozier, Arthur Rubenstein and Giorgio Moroder was vital in launching his own career. His early years pioneering modular analog synthesizers along with his wide-ranging music scholarship positioned Anthony at the center of the music technology revolution. He attended the University of Southern California School of Music as a piano and composition major.



The Incredible Sounds of Synclavier II (1981)

video upload by VCO8

"This is the full 24 minute blue vinyl record from 1981."

See this post from 2020 featuring an image of the vinyl and the brochures that came with it.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Don't Say Goodbye by Jay Wires

video upload by Jay Wires

Some info on the gear used, via Jay Wires:

"I used Patrick Cowley’s Sequential Circuits Pro-One for a few of the sounds. It had remained unused since his death in 1982 until 2022 when Tone Tweakers refurbished it and added MTG Turbo CPU and MIDI (reversible mods). I also used the Roland Juno-60 I got from my friend Vince. The rest of the sounds I dialed up from scratch on basic Logic softsynths, except for the piano, which was a preset."


On the release:

"‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ is the fifth single from Jay Wires.

New York City based synthesist-songwriter Jay Wires dials up catchy electropop infused with human emotion - synthpop art with a human heart. With a long history of dealing vintage synths to serious recording artists, Jay Wires finally started releasing music of his own in August 2022 through Yes Trigger Music.

‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ is a true story about being ghosted by a narcissist during the isolation and loneliness of COVID lockdown, cleverly disguised as an upbeat synthpop ditty that some may find reminiscent of Yazoo or The Postal Service.

‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ was suddenly released on July 7, 2023 without any prior promotion.




Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Par - Cerrazón

video upload by Par

Otro 27 de junio.
Un año más a tientas.


Mamotreco - Edit4

video upload by Mamotreco

"This is a synth edit of a cheesy but vibey late 80s UK freestyle track. I kept the strongest vocal parts, added some backing vocals, and new synth layers. I also wrote an outro with a new bass line and processed different parts of the source material to add grit and interesting time-stretched juxtapositions. I went for a bit of a vaporwave approach when putting it all together.

This edit is available right here:"

Monday, June 26, 2023

2012 by ThorF

New release from supporting member, ThorF

"This album is all written, programmed and recorded in Reason. The years 2010-2012. It's all soft synths and drum samples."

Monday, June 19, 2023

Juneteenth charity release - Post​-​P​/​C / HSynf​:​:​DRNY#2 by LSZ & NYZ


"LSZ and NYZ are returning with a split of new drone material for the occasion of Juneteenth, where Bandcamp donate 100% of their share to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. All income generated on our side with this split will also, now and forever, be donated to the same organization. It is the sincere hope of the two sound recordists that this music exists as a balm of comfort for escaping from a world that is far too miserable for far too many people.
Post​-​P​/​C / HSynf​:​:​DRNY#2
by LSZ & NYZ

Prior Juneteenth releases will also raise money for the NAACP:

Anyone who spends $25 or more on the Juneteenth releases, in any combination, will be emailed a bonus download code for music of our choosing as thanks.

Learn more about Juneteenth:

Learn more about the NAACP LDF:

N.B. No physical editions of Psoma 51 will be offered.
released June 19, 2023

#1 W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at White Pillar, June 10th, 2022 using the R-EW Audioholistics runoff system. Mastered by the Analog Botanist. #2 W/P and mastered by David Burraston. Recorded at Noyzelab on January 19th, 2022. Text and design by ABM&D. This is Psøma Psi Phi number ØΨΦLI. (c) + (p) David Burraston + Brian Grainger 2023. All lights observed."

Saturday, June 17, 2023

MUSICGEN AI Generated Electronic Music

Two MUSICGEN AI generated releases in via Liquid Sky Berlin.

First up:

AI sessions #01 - brainFKK noise - entirely created by AI by Gehirn Bernstein featuring MusicGen & Dr Walker

"all sounds you hear were generated with and by MUSICGEN
an AI freeware
arranged and mixed in ableton live
100% of the income of this release - well.... its not a "real" release - more a kind of test what is possible - goes into the Liquid Sky reforestation project.

so lets go & plant some trees!"


#AI techno #01 - created with artificial intelligence by djungle fAIver

"Fresh from the digital womb of MUSICGEN, an AI that spins "text-to-music", comes this experimental release.

We kicked off with our hopes tuned to minimal, questioning if this machine intelligence could vibe with our underground ethos.

But, damn, the bot surprised us, spitting out raw, pulsating bad ass underground beats that made our speakers throb and clip.

On track 02 & 05 we cheated :
on track 02 we added a drumloop in the background as the AI generated loops didn t have much high freqs.

On track 05 we sprinkled in a touch of 303, just to spice up the synthetic stew. The rest, though? 100% AI machine-crafted. Pure digital grungey dirty noisey artificial intelligence techno, birthed from MUSICGEN's binary brain.

We were only using Ableton for arrangements and mixdown and some FX like eqs and compressors.

Sure, the AI's BY FAR not perfect - but the ride's only just begun.

We did not correct rendering errors from the AI.
Some of the generated loops are really WAY out of timing.

100% of the income from this release goes into the Liquid Sky reforestation.
released June 16, 2023"

Thursday, June 01, 2023

The History of Time Travel | High Skies

video upload by Mat Jarvis


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Friday, May 26, 2023

Sunrise ft. Korg PS​-​3300 by Jay Wires

"This piece is based around an evolving sequence I made on an early Korg PS-3300 synthesizer. I programmed the rest of the sounds from scratch on Apple Logic Pro X soft synths. It's my sonic interpretation of the sunrise. Does it sound like that to you?

Thanks so much for listening! Please sign up for my mailing list, follow me on social media and say hi! Links below.

Email and say hi! ❤️ JW

Monday, May 01, 2023

nexus spectrogram

video upload by Todd Barton

"Here's a track from my split album with Hainbach on the Ultraviolet Light label: [featured here]

I've popped it into Chrome Music Lab spectrogram software for the visuals:
Instruments: 73-75 Serge, Buchla Music Easel, piano & prepared piano, waterphone, shakuhachi and Metasynth.
My Patreon:"

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Hainbach - A Voice Magnetic | The One Take Recording Sessions

video upload by HAINBACH

"This is an excerpt from my new Album 'A Voice Magnetic'. You can hear and see all the pieces I recorded as one-takes.

Voice Magnetic by Hainbach is the enigmatic Berlin based artist’s sonic diary of 2022. On his sixth release on Seil Records, He collages the sounds he made and the ones that surrounded him over the course of twelve months into a powerfully intimate ambient experience.

In his studio or on travels —Hainbach always is working on new material and allows the locations he records his tracks in to find their way into the music. Consequently, on many tracks you can can hear the outside bleeding in — seagulls and waves on 'Izmir', the voices of his children while recording the piano or the sirens of Neukölln’s police cars in background.

The connecting threads between these pieces are magnetic tape and the human voice — hiss and breath. The result are 15 immersive ambient pieces that make up Voice Magnetic.
Often short like the moments that spark them. Fading and intricate, honest and pure.
Voice Magnetic is released on April 25th, 2023 via Seil Records on Cassette Tape and Digital (Downloads are free/name-your-price for the first two weeks) via Bandcamp. Streaming platforms will follow on May 10th."

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Instruōctional Live 3: Signal Sounds Session 2023

video upload by Instruō

"In February I had the pleasure of performing in the brand new events space hosted at Signal Sounds, Glasgow.

I performed a live set and followed it with a workshop/patch breakdown/Q&A.

It was a great space to perform and present in. Great audience with some excellent questions!
The performance was included as my personal contribution to the recent compilation published on the Instruō Record Label.
Please check it out here:"

"When I first started Instruō I was simply making things to make sounds with, with only a vague direction in mind. As things grew and people started showing interest in my designs I settled on the motto/descriptor:

'I make sounds with the things that I make to make sounds with'
Skip forward to current day Instruō (2023) and the team has grown considerably. Instruō has evolved into an operation so far beyond what I could have imagined possible. The motto has naturally evolved to:

"We make sounds with the things that we make to make sounds with"

My hope with this record label is to showcase some of the work of my colleagues and collaborators. I have the absolute privilege of getting to work daily with some of the most creative people I've ever met. I get to do what I do because of the incredible support of Instruō users and team that Instruō has become.

I hope you enjoy the sounds that were made with the things that we made to make the sounds with.

Jason Lim.

Mastered by Jimi Maffei"

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

A Conversation with Lisa Bella Donna and d'ARP Watchparty!

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Join us for a YouTube watch party to celebrate the new release Systers of Synth / Medusa from Lisa Bella Donna with Dina Pearlman-Ifil. Recorded in the summer of 2022, in Lisa's remote Appalichian studio, this full-length album showcases Lisa's talents using multiple ARP synthesizers and featuring d'ARP on two pieces.

This interview discusses all aspects of synthesis, pairing ARPs with Moogs, the influence of these instruments on modern music, celebrates the process and joy of collaboration, influences of our elders and how these instruments are as vital today as the day they were first made!

For those attending the watch party on Tuesday, if you make a donation during the Pemiere, your name will be put into a drawing. Two prizes will be given, a CD download and a poster, printed on fine art paper using the Giclee method.

Stick around after the show for a chance to ask Lisa and Dina questions.

Purchase CD on BandCamp: https://alanrpearlmanfoundation.bandc..."

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Handbook On How To Stay Alive - Look Mum No Computer Live

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Live Version of Handbook On How To Stay Alive
Stream/Listen/Buy here :-

Wednesday, March 08, 2023


March 8, 2023, Kingston, New York In conjunction with International Women's Day March 8, 2023, we are happy to announce a new music release featuring all-new works by Lisa Bella Donna (multi-instrumentalist and Sorceress of Synthesis) with Alan's daughter Dina Pearlman-Ifil (keyboardist and bassist.) All proceeds to benefit the Alan R Pearlman Foundation

Systers in Synths / Medusa was recorded in Lisa's Appalachian Mountain studio over the weekend of July 29-30th, 2022. This full-length album features one composition by Lisa Bella Donna, and two collaborations between Lisa and Dina. The instruments used in recording and production are almost entirely ARP vintage or ARP inspired instruments and reissues including the ARP 2600 (original and Korg), ARP String Ensemble, ARP Odyssey, Antonus Step Brother, Moog Sequencers, ARP Omni, and a Multimode filter by Lower West Side Studio.

To purchase, go to the Foundation’s BandCamp Page (all proceeds go to the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation)

For more information about the Foundation, visit


Friday, March 03, 2023

Singularity (DiN78) by Node

Node vintage modular, Paddington Station and Master rock studio 1994 video upload by David Bessell

"Full album available here
Retro video footage taken from a live performance on Paddington Station and recording sessions at Master Rock studios London in 1994. The footage from Master Rock was filmed by Mat Osman of Suede. The track 'Continental Drift' appears on the latest DiN release of material from the 1994/5 Node archive. Previously unreleased apart from the track Terminus it features the original line up of Node which included Gary Stout. alongside Dave Bessell, Ed Buller and Flood."

"Singularity is the legendary “lost” Node album. Recorded at the same time as their original sessions in 1994 this has DiN stalwart Dave Bessell join Ed Buller & Flood alongside original member Gary Stout. Presented here for the first time, mastered to modern standards but otherwise untouched and in its original form, recorded to two track with no overdubs. As a bonus the track “Terminus” is included with this release. A fascinating insight into one of the bands that helped spark the analogue revival back in the mid 90's. Mainly unreleased material sees them formulating their take on the classic Berlin school sound using their trademark mountain of vintage analogue modulars. Intriguingly this could almost be an early take on Berlin style techno in places too. An influential group of producers setting their controls for the heart of the sun.

Available now on limited edition Digipak CD (with 8 page booklet) in the DiN Bandcamp Store

USA customers can save on postage by purchasing here:

EU customers can save on postage by purchasing here:

Also 25% off (no code required) the CD & digital editions of the other two Node albums on DiN (until the end of March).

Node Live (DiN55) : CD & download

Node 2 (DiN44) : download"

Sunday, February 19, 2023

New Distortions - an EMS Sound Study

video upload by zack dagoba

"New Distortions"

Available NOW on Benge's Bandcamp page:

This sound study was created on electronic instruments made by British synthesiser manufacturer EMS. The specific items used were as follows:

VCS3 Mk1
Dual Synthi AKS (known as The Crystal Machine)
TKS Sequencer
8-Octave Filter Bank
Pitch To Voltage Converter
Random Signal Generator
Dual High Pass Filter

Note that the Polysynthi has an analogue delay unit which can be accessed via an external input

No other instruments or sound processors were used in this composition

The video was created by Benge at the Memetune VideoLab. The following equipment was used:

Panasonic WJ-MX50 (x 2)
Grass Valley Indigo Video Switcher
Sony DSR DR1000 DVCAM HD Recorder
Sony DSR500 Video Camera
Davinci Resolve

Written and recorded by Benge (BD Edwards) at Memetune Studios, UK

(c)+(p) 2023 MemeSongs

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Make Noise Together!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Collaboration is a cornerstone of the Make Noise aesthetic! Here's a little look back at some releases on Make Noise Records, as well as a new Shared System patch by longtime collaborator Brett Naucke!

Make Noise Records was a vinyl-only imprint, but many of the MNR artists now host the work on their own channels:

Make Noise Records Music Videos Playlist:

Friday, February 10, 2023

Reflections by Parallel Worlds


#13 release in UMFT series
Catalog number: UMFT013

Album is free or 'name your price'
the first two days

Machines used: Buchla modular, Eurorack modular, Korg opsix.

released February 9, 2023

Written by Bakis Sirros
Design by Mason Verger
Mastered by Árni Grétar

Friday, February 03, 2023

Memetune Annual Promo 2

video upload by zack dagoba

"The Memetune Annual 2023 is a new hardback A4 book based on Benge's recent six-part TV series [you can find them here]

The book includes two CDs of music taken from the programmes - disc one features all the synthesiser demos from the TV shows, disc two contains the theme tunes, idents and background music

The Annual will be released on February 3rd 2023 and will be available from Benge's Bandcamp site:

The music in this video: Vidlab CS80 by BENGE, from the album The Memetune Programme Album, digital version available to preorder here:"

You can find all memetune posts here.

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