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Saturday, May 18, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Chompi Club - Chompi Design


video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024,* Chelsea from *Chompy shared insights into the design process behind the *Chompy Synthesizer and Sampler*. As the COO at *Chompy*, Chelsea emphasized the goal of creating an inviting and playful instrument that breaks the barrier to entry for music enthusiasts. Drawing inspiration from their experience in electronic music education, Chelsea highlighted the importance of making music-making a fun and enjoyable experience, free from intimidation. The customizable features of the *Chompy*, such as interchangeable panel sets, keycaps, and knobs, offer users the opportunity to personalize their instrument and foster creativity in the music production process.

For more information on the Chompy Synthesizer and Sampler and its customizable options, visit the Chompi Website and stay tuned for exciting colorways and collaborations, including the Chase Bliss Chompy Club partnership.

Chompi Price: 479 - 520 GBP

https://chompiclub.com/"

Update:

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Chompi Club - Chompi Sampler

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Sonic State caught up with Tobias from Chompi Club to discuss their latest release, the limited edition colorway collaboration with Chase Bliss*. The *Chompi *sampler offers chromatic and one-shot sampling, basic sound design features, and built-in effects like delay, reverb, tape saturation, tape warble, and filters. The firmware update allows for proper send and return with external effects, expanding the sound possibilities. *Chompi pedals are stereo, providing a unique resampling capability where users can bring back the signal and re-sample it, creating complex textures and ambient pads quickly.

Additionally, the Chompi *also features a unique looper function where all samples can be loops and vice versa. Users can add effects like glitch and create interesting textures through live audio manipulation. Pre-orders for the special edition *Chompi are currently available on their website, with shipping expected by mid-July. For more information and to purchase, visit the Chompi Club website or contact their retailers worldwide."

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Superbooth 24 // DAY ONE // Come all to Superbooth 24


video upload by LESINDES

"Quick Impression of the first day of the convention."

Superbooth 24 // DAY ONE // PURE IMPRESSIONS w FILMSCORE

video upload by LESINDES

"Impressions and amtosphere of Superbooth 24 of the first day of the convention.
Mostly synth and music nerds enjoying the venue chilling, chatting and tweaking,
Pictures only, no original sound"

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

ALM Introduces MFX Pedal


video upload by ALM TV

"The 'MFX Pedal' brings all the effects and functionality of our popular Eurorack MFX module to both guitars and synths in standalone form with 18 different fully featured effects programs and additional MIDI, Knob and Expression pedal control, tap tempo, an optional analogue gain stage and true relay (or DSP) based bypass.

Inspired by our favourite classic hardware effects processors, the MFX incorporates DSP effect technologies from the dawn of digital effects in the 70s to the present day. Reshape sounds with the distortion and dynamics engines. Bend time space and pitch with multiple feature rich reverb and delay engines. Modulate signals with the flexible panner, frequency shifter, and range of ensemble effects. Fracture sounds with the one of a kind granular and glitch engines.

Available for the first time outside of modular, the MFX pedal easily brings the character and uniqueness of ALM effects to your guitar rig, DAWless setup, mixer effects send or synth collection."

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Intro
0:44 - Digi-PCM Echo/Features Overview
5:06 - Program Demos
5:09 - Ursa Minor Echoverb
6:28 - Squoval Rezonator
7:36 - Quaidra Reverb
9:49 - 2051 Bit Corrupter
11:42 - Crumbular Echo
13:27 - TY-50 Compressor
14:53 - Almicon Reverb
16:29 - Outro

MFX Pedal Guitar Demo

video upload by ALM TV

Update:

Press release follows:


ALM / BUSY CIRCUITS ANNOUNCES ’MFX PEDAL’:

[London, UK] - ALM Busy Circuits are pleased to announce the ’MFX Pedal’, a new standalone stereo multi effects processor for guitar and synths.

The ’MFX Pedal’ brings all the effects and functionality of our popular Eurorack MFX module to both guitars and synths in standalone form with 18 different fully featured effects programs and additional MIDI, Knob and Expression pedal control, tap tempo, an optional analogue gain stage and true relay (or DSP) based bypass.

Inspired by our favourite classic hardware effects processors, the MFX incorporates DSP ef- fect technologies from the dawn of digital effects in the 70s to the present day. Reshape sounds with the distortion and dynamics engines. Bend time space and pitch with multiple feature rich reverb and delay engines. Modulate signals with the flexible panner, frequency shifter, and range of ensemble effects. Fracture sounds with the one of a kind granular and glitch engines.

The MFX Pedal user interface is designed to be familiar, quick and easy to use. Each program contains a wide range of controllable parameters both directly editable or freely assigned to knobs, MIDI or expression control. Each program includes factory presets as well as the ability to store and recall user presets. All states are preserved across power cycles.

Available for the first time outside of modular, the MFX pedal easily brings the character and uniqueness of ALM effects to your guitar rig, DAWless setup, mixer effects send or synth col- lection.

The MFX Pedal will be available from ALM stockists from 15/05/24. MSRP is 319 GBP (inc VAT)

Monday, May 13, 2024

The last Eurorack sequencer you might ever buy: DROID Moto Kit Demo


video upload by mylarmelodies

"Imagine you could buy an uber-hands-on 4-track performance sequencer with haptic motorised faders, but you could modify or totally redesign how it works - as your interests change? The "DROID Moto Kit" (running the included Motor Fader Performer Sequencer patch) is that thing. It's 'done', and powerful...AND it can be changed. In this video I'll introduce the DROID system, explain basic track creation 5:41, and then jam from 14:57 onwards.

Thanks for Der Mann mit Der Maschine for hiring me to demo the Moto Kit. Given that this was designed by someone who actually plays live, you might expect that my next step is to try this as my live case sequencer."

00:00 What is Droid & The Moto Kit?!
03:12 Sequencer Intro/Overview
05:41 Let's Make a Track!
14:57 Jams: Meet the Quartet
18:27 Electro Aceed O'Clock
20:41 Electro Variation
23:26 Forlorn Acid
26:49 Stinson Acid
33:54 Endless Noodles
35:02 AFX Bass
36:17 Accumulator Jam
39:33 Arpeggiator Explained
43:06 Compose Mode Jam
45:30 Octave Shifting Melodies
49:04 Divided and Multiplied Melodies
51:33 Reprise Funk
53:36 Kosmiche Arpeggiator Jam

Update: press release and pics follow.

NanoSeq-9 Sequencer Synth


video upload by

"A four frequency/note sequencer/rhythm synthesizer.
Four frequency adjustment controls, note pattern changer, Low Pass Filter effect, tempo control.
You can get many different sounds and pulsing beats from the NanoSeq-9.
Standard 1/4" audio output jack, 2.1mm power adapter jack for external 7-9V power supply or 9V battery.

Please see more info at Tronicraft.com"

Another Demo of the NanoSeq-9:

Synthium in Solarium. NanoSeq-9 is a Sequencer Synthesizer in Blue Light Theremin

video upload by TroniCraft Instruments

"This is an improvised demo of some of the things the NanoSeq-9 can do. It has two photo sensors that modify the frequencies.

The NanoSeq-9 is a digital sequencer inspired by LoFi, chip music, circuit-bending and retro video game sounds."



Update: pics via this listing on eBay.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Jean-Michel Jarre - STARMUS - BRIDGE FROM THE FUTURE - LIVE FROM BRATISLAVA


video upload by Jean Michel Jarre

Some live synth spotting with Jean Michel Jarre. Update: anyone ID the main synth he's playing?

"Jean-Michel Jarre announces an exceptional one-off live concert event, Bridge from the Future, the opening event of this year’s STARMUS Festival. In association with ESET Digital Security, the electronic music pioneer will perform live at Incheba Bratislava, Slovakia on May 12 - against the stunning backdrop of the Most SNP (UFO) Bridge. He will be joined on stage by special guest Brian May. The concert is in cooperation with the City of Bratislava and is free to attend.

Pour ne rater aucune information, suivez JMJ sur Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et YouTube ou consultez : www.jeanmicheljarre.com"

Saturday, May 11, 2024

An Update on the FAUX HUNDRED



Two new pics of the FAUX HUNDRED.

You might recall the FAUX HUNDRED posted back on April 1st.

An elaborate April Fools joke in that was the joke that it was real, or that it was fake?

Note the play on the name. You might recognize the design as the Buchla 400 Hundred.

Faux / Four

A remake of the 400.

So, is it real?

This is prototype #2 and I hear it is working.

Update: add'l images added below.

5/6/24 Wiard 300 System (at Noisebug, Pomona, CA)


video upload by Cfpp0

Update: new video in horizontal format. Orginal short below.

https://www.noisebug.net/

"This sounds like something Silver Apples might have done, or a delivery truck backing up. The Wiard 300 system is part of the synthesizer collection at Noisebug in Pomona, CA. I found it even more confounding than expected."


video upload by Cfpp0

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Boredbrain DB25, TRS, and IO brief introduction (Xcelon direct output expanders)


video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Adam gives us a quick rundown of the three new eurorack modules for direct multi-channel audio. DB25, TRS, and IO provide direct output to the Xcelon mixer and XP3 channel expander, but also pair up together to give any system a multitude of balanced audio outputs."

Update: press release follows:



ASHLAND, VA, USA: interesting I/O and utility device specialist Boredbrain Music is proud to expand its Xcelon true stereo voltage-controlled Eurorack mixer’s creative capabilities by announcing availability of DB25, TRS, and IO — introduced as the latest additions to its Direct Multi-Channel Series of modules that interconnect to provide a multitude of audio outputs for expanding Eurorack systems — as of May 7…

As a 24-channel D-SUB direct output module occupying only 8HP of Eurorack space, DB25 can interface with its new-found IO sibling — to provide 24 balanced audio outputs — and/or the modular mixing powerhouse that is Xcelon — already available as a 48HP-wide, critically acclaimed, all-analogue, six-channel stereo audio mixer module made for Eurorack modular systems, its interface designed for immediate hands-on control and visual feedback while also allowing for extensive CV (Control Voltage) connectivity and expandability, enabling operation as a powerful mixing tool for both performance and production purposes — to provide 12 stereo direct outputs. On the front of DB25 are three 25-pin D-SUB connectors, each output offering eight channels of balanced line-level audio. As such, the — 1-8, 9-16, and 17-24 — channel numbers next to each of those D-SUB connectors correspond to the four — INPUT 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, and 19-24 — ports at the rear, each of which accept signals from compatible Boredbrain Music modules using the supplied 8-pin ribbon cables. Connected to IO, those ports accept groups of six individual input signals. Similarly, when connected to Xcelon or Xcelon XP3 (https://boredbrainmusic.com/product/xcelon-xp3/) — the latter already available as a 22HP-wide, three-channel stereo expander module for its bigger brother — those ports accept three stereo mixer channels for direct output, and can be mixed and matched in any order, while both pre- and post-fader direct outputs for a bank of Xcelon channels can be used simultaneously.

The TRS 12-channel direct output module, meanwhile, can also interface with its new-found IO sibling to provide 12 balanced audio outputs (or up to 24 balanced audio outputs if using two TRS modules). Indeed, its 8HP-wide front panel features 12 TRS jacks, each outputting balanced line-level audio signals, while the — OUT 1 through to OUT 12 — channel numbers above them correspond to those on the two — INPUT 1-6 and 7-12 — ports at the rear, each of which accept signals from compatible Boredbrain Music modules using the supplied 8-pin ribbon cables. Connect TRS to IO and those ports accept groups of six individual input signals. Similarly, connect it to Xcelon or Xcelon XP3 and those ports also accept banks of three stereo mixer channels for direct output. And, again, those ports can be mixed and matched in any order, while both pre- and post-fader direct outputs for a bank of Xcelon channels can be used simultaneously.

As a 30-channel direct input/output module, IO can be used as signal inputs for its new-found DB25 and TRS siblings, or, alternatively, to provide Xcelon with up to 15 stereo direct (Eurorack level) outputs. On the front of this 8HP-wide module are 27 3.5mm jacks — 1 through to 24 being mono, while 25/26, 27/28, and 29/30 are stereo — serving as either inputs or outputs, depending on how the rear ports are connected. Correspondingly, five — IN/OUT 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24, and 25-30 — connection ports on IO’s rear can each send or receive six signals to or from compatible Boredbrain Music modules using the supplied 8-pin ribbon cables. Connect those ports to DB25 or TRS and IO’s jacks act as signal inputs for those modules; alternatively, connect to Xcelon or Xcelon XP3 — pre- or post-fader, or both — and those jacks act as Eurorack-level direct outputs for the stereo mixer channels. Connections to those ports can be mixed and matched in any order, with compatible modules connecting to any of the ports.

Anyone attending SUPERBOOTH24, May 16-18, FEZ-Berlin, Germany is invited to swing by Booth Z060 where Boredbrain Music will be exhibiting its new DB25, TRS, and IO modules alongside its entire Eurorack range, as well as offering comprehensive Xcelon demos — and a warm welcome, of course, to all.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

RIP Mike Pinder of The Moody Blues & Streetly Electronics' Mellotron


video upload by Beat-Club



I heard the news on Marty Willson-Piper's Music of the Daze.

Mike Pinder was the keyboard player and a founding member of The Moody Blues. Prior to that he worked on the manufacturing of the first Mellotrons in the UK. According to mellotronics.com, "Streetly Electronics are the original UK manufacturer of mellotrons and world experts in the instrument."

via Wikipedia:

"Between 1962-63 Pinder worked for 18 months as an engineer at Streetly Electronics, in Streetly, Birmingham, a factory manufacturing the first models of Mellotron in the UK.

In May 1964 Pinder left Streetly Electronics to co-found The Moody Blues with Ray Thomas, Denny Laine, Clint Warwick and Graeme Edge."

His impact becomes clear when you read the following from Music of the Daze:

"This from my friend Nicklas Barker, guitarist, singer and composer from Swedish proggers Anekdoten. He is also a connoisseur of the Mellotron:

'Very sad, imagine if he had not started working at the Mellotron factory and done something else before joining The Moody Blues and introducing the glorious Mellotron string sound to a wider audience through Nights in White Satin. What would have happened then? No King Crimson? He was also friends with John Lennon and introduced the Mellotron to him. No Strawberry Fields? Mike Pinder was the first, and the impact of his use of the Mellotron changed music history. He was also the greatest Mellotron player ever. Just listen to Out and In from To Our Children’s Children’s Children. He was the wizard of the astral orchestra.'"


via mellotron

"Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues and the Mk II"


Mike Pinder describes how the mellotron works

video upload by reversengr

"Mike Pinder describes how the mellotron works in the fabulous 'Live at Isle of Wight Festival (1970)' You really should buy this DVD, it's not only a great documentary but a wonderful concert film as well. The sound is surprisingly good, you will enjoy it."

Update via Atomic Shadow:

"Here's the Moody's live on French TV. You can really see/hear what Mike Pinder contributed to the sound of that band. Without him and the MK 2, they would have just been another guitar band. It's startling how much they sounded like the records live!"

The Moody Blues - Full Concert - French TV Special 1968 (Remastered)

video upload by BrunoSamppa

"Audio and Video Remastered by BrunoSamppa - Support me on KO-FI http://ko-fi.com/brunosamppa
CHAVE PIX: brunovideopix@gmail.com

1. Tuesday Afternoon 00:01
2. Nights in White Satin 04:54
3. Legend of a Mind (Part 3) 09:36
4. Bye Bye Bird 12:42
5. Fly Me High 17:33
6. I've Got a Dream 24:12
7. A Beautiful Dream 27:36
8. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 31:49
9. Peak Hour 35:18
10. Nights in White Satin (Reprise) 41:38"

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rob Papen Prisma 1.0.6 Update


Rob Papen Prisma April 2024 Pads video upload by Rob Papen

"Prisma 1.0.6 loads now Go2-X and Albino-3 Legend.
Video with some of the 12 new pads played.
https://www.robpapen.com/prisma.html"

Update:

Live Stream 25 April 2024 BIT-2 & Prisma

Friday, April 19, 2024

Mini Mogue for the Korg Wavestate


video upload by Robust American Patches

"This video demonstrates 7 performances from Mini Mogue...Our brand new, soon to be released collection of performances, programs and a custom sample bank for the complete family of Wavestate synthesizers. This collection includes a custom sample bank as well as 50+ performances and 114 programs. This page will be updated when the final product is released so check back here or pay us a visit at the link below.

Visit us at https://www.robustamericanpatches.com/ for more info...

Thanks for Watching!!!"

Update:

Mini Mogue for the Korg Wavestate (Demos Part 2)


"This video demonstrates a number of performances from Mini Mogue...Our brand new, soon to be released collection of performances, programs and a custom sample bank for the complete family of Wavestate synthesizers. This collection includes a custom sample bank as well as 50+ performances and 114+ programs. This page will be updated when the final product is released so check back here or pay us a visit at the link below.

Visit us at https://www.robustamericanpatches.com/ for more info...

Thanks for Watching!!!"

Robust American Patches Auto Rhythmica for the KORG Wavestate Demos


video upload by Robust American Patches

Update: new videos added.

Playlist:
Auto Rhythmica for the Korg Wavestate: Timpani Bombs Demo
Auto Rhythmica for the Korg Wavestate: Strictly Taboo Demo
Auto Rhythmica for the Korg Wavestate: Heavy Levee Demo

"These videos demonstrate our new drum and percussion performances from 'Auto Rhythmica'. Our (soon to be released) brand new bank of drum and percussion sequences for the complete Korg Wavestate lineup!

You might ask yourself, 'What am I looking at?' when watching these video demonstrations. Sorry, we tried to make the mod knob actions easy to see and hear in these videos. The mod knob automation lanes are labeled but you may need to view these videos in full screen mode to make them easier on the eyes. The videos demonstrate just a few of the mod knob modulations, each performance has more under the hood than we could possibly demonstrate in 90 or so seconds. As always, absolutely no talking!!!

Visit us at robustamericanpatches.com for more info...

Thanks for watching!"

SynTesla MOD-L1 Eurorack to Line Level Convertor with Spectrum Visualizer


video upload by SynTesla

Update: video is back for those that missed it.

"An audio spectrum analyser displays the frequency and level of the outgoing signal. The OLED screen offers very fine resolution and good detail rendition.

The small size of the screen is compensated for by a beautifully crafted optical magnifier, which gives this module a distinct appearance and an incredible look.

The audio spectrum analyser offers 10 different viewing programs selectable via a front-panel button.

- 4 output levels: Direct, -5dB, -10dB, -15dB
- 10 display programmes
- 6.35 jack output
- High-quality optical element
- Oled screen
- Requires 5V supply from powerbus

Availability : second half of 2024 through SynTesla.com

00:00. Presentation
00:28. Connecting
00:40. Attenuation Pad Selector.
01:07. Spectrum Visualizer."

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

New MOOG MUSE - 1st Video & Audio Demo by Mike Dean





Update: screen grab in case the video disappears.

Rumored specs:

Moog MUSE poly synth with 8 Matriarch voices, effects and presets.
MOOG MUSE
8 VOICE
Bi Timbral
2 VCOs
Ladder filte
r PATCH BANK W/T PRESETS
BBD bucket brigade delay
61 keys fatar
RING MOD
OVERLOAD


Some backgound on Mike Dean:

via Discogs

"Pioneer hip-hop producer from Houston, Texas. Mike has his own labels called Dean's List and M.W.A. Engineer at Dean's List House Of Hits."

via Wikipedia:

"Michael George Dean (born March 1, 1965) is an American record producer, audio engineer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his synthesizer-heavy instrumentation and audio mixing for high-profile music industry artists. He began his career in 1992, producing albums for rappers such as Scarface, Willie D, and Geto Boys, but has since worked on records for artists including the Weeknd, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Jay-Z, Drake, Madonna, Selena Gomez, and Lana Del Rey, among others. As a non-vocal lead artist, Dean has released four solo studio albums: 4:20 (2020), 4:22 (2021), Smoke State 42222 (2022), and 4:23 (2023)."

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Moog Polymoog SN 2102

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.


via this auction

"This is a holy grail synth. Truly the heart of early Gary Numan/Tubeway Army's sound. This was Moog's first attempt at a proper polyphonic synth. It is a real classic! Two oscillators per voice, a stunning filter, and an unrivaled warmth are the key to the Polymoog's lasting mystique. These rarely come around, so take advantage of this opportunity! In very good condition, tested and found to be functioning as it should. Comes with the original foot pedals."

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Vintage VST - Behringer's New Free Soft Synth


Free Synth - Vintage by Behringer (No Talking) video upload by Elektronick Musick

"Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Get classic subtractive synthesis and retro sounding filters with the Behringer VINTAGE PLUGIN! Download this completely free plugin today (yes, you read that right) and help the Playing for Change Foundation who support music education.

Legendary Tone

The VINTAGE is packed with all the features you need to effortlessly get those lush, classic synth tones that made the 70s and 80s roar or you can also create your own wild patches! And when we say “all the features” we mean it.
Sine, square, saw, and noise waveforms
Lowpass, bandpass, highpass, and notch modes
Dual LFO with controls for rate, attack delay and retrig

Synthesizer engine based on meticulous modelling of the analog circuitry of legendary vintage synthesizers
Carefully crafted UI for intuitive sound sculpting and vast sonic possibilities
Two high-quality oscillators with hard sync function and selectable waveform: sine, square, saw, noise and sub-oscillator
Pulse width modulation of square wave oscillator
Two versatile filters featuring 12/24 dB switchable lowpass, bandpass, highpass, notch and formant modes, plus selectable drive curves for lush harmonic saturation
Filter ADSR controls are easily accessible on the main UI and a flexible routing scheme allows for serial or parallel filtering
Noise generator with Color knob controlling low pass cut-off
Following the filters two amplitude modules allows for panning and levelling with controllable ADSR envelope
Powerful dual LFO to modulate Oscillator, Filters and Amplifiers. The two LFOs have separate controls for rate, attack, delay, retrig and waveform, which encompass triangle, sine, random and square wave with pulse width control"

https://plugins.musictribe.com/behrin...

Update via the comments: "The page is down but the link is still live. https://mediadl.musictribe.com/download/software/behringer/plugin/Behringer-Vintage-Win-1.0.1%2B115.exe"

Arturia Introduces the AstroLab - Avant-Garde Stage Keyboard


video upload by Arturia

Update: new user videos added below.

Sunday, April 07, 2024

New Moog Muse 8 Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer in the Works?




Visible Controls:

Oscillator 2
Oscillator 1>2 Cross Mod w/ ammount knob?
Frequency knob
16' 8' 4' 2' Octave Range switch
Triangle to Sawtooth shape knob
Pulsewidth knob w/ PWM input
Wave Mix - mod input for the waveshapes or additional waveforms? Note the five marks.

Mixer Section with Sliders for:
OSC 1
RING MOD
OSC 2
MOD OSC
NOISE
OVERLOAD

KEBOARD Tracking on right for the filter?

ARPEGGIATOR



Two new images. Note the five slider caps match above.

Follow-up to this post.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Moog Slim Phatty Korg Monologue Dark Analog Sequence Synthesizer Rik Marston


video upload by Rik Marston Official

"Sample Pack demonstration by Rik Marston
*Watch in HD!* *NO Talking!* *Turn it up!*

My Etsy store: AhnyxianSoundDesign
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AhnyxianSou..."
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