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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

FM Synthesis Simplified w/ Legends Stephan Schmitt & Manny Fernandez

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Join us for an incredible masterclass into the world of FM synthesis with two legends in the field! Stephan Schmitt, the visionary founder of Nonlinear Labs and Native Instruments, and the genius behind REAKTOR, teams up with Manny Fernandez, renowned for his groundbreaking FM programming on Yamaha’s iconic synthesizers including the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R, DX200, RefaceDx, Montage, and his insightful tutorials on
In this video, Stephan and Manny will demystify FM synthesis, breaking down complex concepts into simple, actionable steps. Whether you're a seasoned synth enthusiast or a curious beginner, this masterclass will empower you to create the sounds you’ve always imagined. Learn from the experts as they share their tips, techniques, and secrets to mastering FM synthesis, making it accessible and fun for everyone.
Don't miss this chance to elevate your sound design skills with insights from two of the greatest minds in the industry."

Friday, June 21, 2024

The Greatest Synth in History | T.O.N.T.O

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Dive into the revolutionary world of T.O.N.T.O, the legendary synthesizer that became synonymous with Stevie Wonder's groundbreaking music during his classic period. In this video, I explore the incredible story behind T.O.N.T.O (The Original New Timbral Orchestra), a pioneering modular synthesizer created by Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff in the early 1970s.
Discover how T.O.N.T.O's vast array of analog modules and innovative design allowed Stevie Wonder to explore new sonic frontiers, shaping timeless albums like 'Innervisions,' 'Fulfillingness' First Finale,' and 'Songs in the Key of Life.' From its towering size, custom wood cabinets, to its intricate patching system, T.O.N.T.O not only expanded the palette of sounds available to musicians but also set a benchmark for electronic music production.
Through my interview with Grammy Winning Super-Producer Robert Margouleff, (T.O.N.T.O co-creator), we'll uncover its enduring impact on music production techniques and its part in shaping the evolution of synthesizers. From its role in creating iconic basslines and ethereal textures to its influence on the development of funk, soul, and electronic music genres, T.O.N.T.O remains a testament to the power of innovation in music technology.
Whether you're a die-hard Stevie Wonder fan, a synth enthusiast, or simply curious about the instruments that changed music forever, this video provides a comprehensive look at T.O.N.T.O's journey from obscurity to becoming an icon of musical innovation. Don't miss out on discovering the secrets and stories behind Stevie Wonder's magical sounds and the synthesizer that continues to inspire generations of musicians worldwide. Hit the play button and embark on a sonic adventure with T.O.N.T.O!"

00:00 Intro (theme music)
00:09 Building TONTO
01:33 Meeting Malcolm Cecil
03:25 Writing Ads for the Moog
03:55 Designing the a Giant Synth on a Tablecloth
05:05 ARP, Serge, and other synths
06:45 Making 'Zero Time' & 1st Record Deal
09:14 Stevie Wonder meets Robert, Malcolm & the Moog
12:09 Moving to Electric Lady Studio
13:16 John Storyk Builds TONTO's Case
14:54 TONTO's Live Concert
16:47 TONTO's Keeps Growing with Special Features
18:45 No Minimoog
19:26 Special Expression Techniques on the Moog
21:14 Stevie's Custom Pitch Bender
24:08 Logo (theme music)

Producing Stevie Wonder & the Synth that Changed Music | Robert Margouleff Story

Friday, June 07, 2024

A Conversation with Anthony Marinelli with the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Celebrate Alan R Pearlman's birthday! June 7 and join the Alan R Pearlman Foundation (Right after PSN's Friday show @ProSynthNetwork ) at the watchparty featuring d'ARP in conversation with Anthony Marinelli @anthonymarinellimusic

What? Watchparty and Fundraising month kickoff
Who? Anthony Marinelli interview
Where? YouTube
When? 4:00 PM NY / 1:00 PM LA/ 9:00pm UK / 10:00PM EU

Anthony Marinelli is an American composer, pianist and programmer. In his early career, he composed and performed accompaniment on the synthesizer for albums including Michael Jackson's Thriller. Marinelli has also recorded with Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Herb Alpert, Supertramp, The Crystal Method, Billy Childs and James Brown and many, many more.

Marinelli worked with Steven Spielberg on The Color Purple (1985) and composed for Young Guns (1988), Graveyard Shift (1990), Leaving Las Vegas (1996), and Internal Affairs (1990).

Marinelli's work includes over a hundred feature film credits, Emmies, Clio Awards, two AICP Awards, two ADDY Awards, three Indian Telly Awards and a Cannes Silver Lion Award.

In 2022 Marinelli became the co-host and producer of the podcast series Stories in the Room: Michael Jackson's Thriller Album Podcast, which has gone viral on social media and now hosts his own hugely successful YouTube Channel: Anthony Marinelli Music @anthonymarinellimusic"

Continuum & Osmose with AJH Modular - playing | Superbooth 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Meet us in a bungalowdorf at Superbooth 2024 to hear the AJH Synth RadioPhonic (Modular Synthesizer) controlled by two of the most expressive controllers in the world - The Expressive E Osmose and Haken Continuum Fingerboard. You'll also meet my special guests Continuum Fingerboard inventor Lippold Haken, EaganMatrix Sound Engine inventor Ed Eagan and expert performer on these two instruments Joshua Madoff. Welcome to the world of ultimate expression of synthesizers with the slightest movement of your fingers to digitally control many parameters of a powerful analog sound!"

00:00 Cold Open - Josh Madoff playing AJH Modula with Osmose in unison mode
00:43 Intro - AJH Synth "The Radiophonic"
01:43 Intro - Lippold Haken, Ed Eagan, Joshua Madoff
02:18 Ed Eagan performs on the Osmose
03:06 The AJH Synth patch
04:38 Joshua Madoff performs on the Osmose
05:58 unison mode
07:30 Ed Eagan performs on the Continuum
08:57 Joshua Madoff performs on the Continuum
11:08 Thank you from Superbooth 2024
11:31 Summary
11:45 Logo (theme music)

Friday, May 31, 2024

Digital AND Analog Design with Toms @ Gamechanger Audio | Superbooth 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Let's talk some more about Digital vs Analog at Superbooth 2024! Join me and Toms Lazdovskis (Marketing, content & product development from Game Changer Audio) to find out what innovations boutique designers are up to.

We'll learn about how they are using digital technology to make analog instruments more affordable for everyone, designing controllers and interfaces with "feel" and maybe even designing digital to sound better than analog. AND you'll hear Toms take on this question: "Does Analog Really Sound Bad & We Love it Anyway?". Toms is loaded with knowledge and always a fun hang! Please be sure to subscribe if you like this video.

00:00 Intro
00:43 "Digital is More Analog than Analog"
04:58 Is the Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal Digital or Analog?
08:43 People's Perception of Digital
11:20 Designing Controllers and Interfaces with "Feel"
18:20 Advantages of Designing in Digital
20:50 Designing digital to sound better than analog (Gamechanger Motor Synth)
23:03 Does Analog Really Sound Bad & We Love it Anyway?
25:15 Benefits of Designers Creating Instruments with Limitations
25:52 Making Synths Affordable
26:23 Summary
26:51 AMM Logo (theme music)"

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Digital Controllers & Synths, MOOG's Geert Bevin | Superbooth 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Join Geert Bevin and me as we discuss the current state of expression for both digital and analog instruments. Geert is a multi-instrumentalist and master of gestural control for synthesizers with decades of experience designing many different types of controllers.

I set out to hear what Geert had to say about Digital Instruments vs Analog Instruments, and the discussion kept coming back to controllers. I soon realized that Geert really cares about music and that performers being able to have an expressive experience with their instruments is more important to him than whether or not the tone is generated digitally or not. In this information-packed discussion, we'll cover topics such as: why digital struggles with attack transients, the difference between generating a sound digitally and processing a sound digitally, digital distortion vs analog distortion, how to create scarcity in the digital realm, and how humans compensate for different instruments.

Geert Bevin worked with Eigenlabs developing the Eigenharp, collaborated with Roger Linn by writing firmware for the LinnStrument, worked on the Ultraleap - Leap Motion Controller that detects your hand position with infrared cameras to convert conductor-like gestures to shape sound, and recently designed a Bluetooth MIDI controller for the Apple Watch. He's currently creating experiences on software synths for Moog Music that go beyond the sound itself, exploring MPE as a common language to connect musicians with expressive controllers, painstakingly working to make digital knob turns feel as good as analog knob turns, and determining the future of both analog and digital electronic instruments.

00:00 Introduction
00:40 Moog's Software Mission
24:30 Moog Model 15 App
34:09 Why does digital have trouble with attack transients?
48:30 Logo (theme music)"

Monday, May 27, 2024

Checking out the UDO Super 8 Poly Synth at Superbooth 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Join me for a drop-in visit with UDO Audio. I'll go inside their bungalow at Superbooth 2024 to learn about the Super 6, Super 8 and Super Gemini synthesizers.

We focused on the Super 8 polyphonic synthesizer and I was really impressed with its sound, simple to understand front panel layout and features. Listen to the sounds and tell me what you think.

00:00 Titles & Preview
00:25 Intro from George Hearn, Director UDO Audio
00:54 UDO Super 6
01:19 UDO Super 8
01:35 UDO Super Gemini
02:26 Design Inspirations
03:19 Super 8 - Demonstration
09:40 Summary
10:23 Super 8 - Patch Breakdown
12:13 Manufacturing
12:37 Closing
12:52 Logo (theme music)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Let's Talk "Analog vs Digital" at Superbooth '24

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"What do you think about when I say the word Digital and What do you think about when I say the word Analog?
These are the 2 questions I asked random joyful people while walking through a hut-filled zone in a small forest at Superbooth 2024
The answers may surprise you, they certainly surprised me!

00:00 Opening (music)
00:04 Anthony's Intro
00:18 Interviews Begin
16:35 Anthony’s Summary (music)
16:50 Logo (music)"

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The future of EXPRESSIVE analog synths is HERE

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"I've been waiting 50 years to experience analog synthesizers responding intuitively and immediately to pitch, timbre and volume changes from the slightest movements of my fingers on a keyboard! In this video, you'll see and hear unprecedented control of one of the most extreme patches I've ever made. It incudes (4) Vintage ARP 2600's synthesizers and (1) Vintage 1969 Moog IIIc modular synthesizer playing all at once in unison mode or where each modular synth is playing a separate voice in the chord. I've never heard my favorite all-time analog synths sounding so musical, so different and just so good!

To accomplish this task, we are using 5 channels of Haken Audio CVC (Control Voltage Converter) to receive MPE messages from an Expressive E Osmose and also from a Haken Audio Continuum. These state of the art MIDI controllers are able to understand the players most subtle finger movements and immediately translate those messages to the CVC. Without any perceivable latency, the CVC can then send 4 independent control voltages to alter any parameter in real-time on any one of the synths being used as a voice.

My special guest, Osmose and Continuum expert performer Josh Madoff demonstrates all the features on both of these keyboards by playing musical examples. I'll be explaining what's going on, playing some duets with Josh and also providing an in-depth breakdown of the patches on each synth. I'm optimistic that we'l be seeing controllers n the near future delivering higher and higher levels of artistic experiences for performers. Please enjoy the this presentation and let us know what you think in the comments section. Thank you for your support, it means everything to us!

00:00 Anthony's Intro
00:41 Osmose Musical Example
01:11 Set Up (4) ARP 2600s (1) Moog IIIc
01:43 About the Osmose
03:05 About the Continuum
05:25 Musical Examples playing (4) ARP 2600s (1) Moog IIIc from Osmose
10:04 Our Experience Performing with Continuous Control Voltage
13:22 Sostenuto Pedal
15:22 Anthony Plays with a lot of Resonance
16:35 Musical Example - Osmose MPE Arpeggiator
18:23 Musical Example - EaganMatrix Sound Engine & Vintage Analog Modular
22:30 The Control Signals Osmose, Continuum & Haken CVC
25:17 Type of Control & Articulations
27:50 The Synth Patch on the Moog Modular IIIc
31:55 The Synth Patch on the ARP 2600s
34:36 RECAP of Control Voltage Signals Going to the Analog Synths
36:35 Controlling Each Synth Voice from the Keyboard
38:00 Anthony's Summary
38:25 CTA, Thank you
38:49 Logo (theme music)"

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Bill Wolfer - Working with Stevie Wonder

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

Discover the enchanting tale of Bill Wolfer, a young dreamer from Cheyenne, Wyoming, whose ambition led him to create a master plan: relocating to Los Angeles, securing a job at Guitar Center, and orchestrating the perfect sequence of events that ultimately launched his thriving music career alongside two legendary icons - Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

In this captivating video, Bill not only marvels at the awe-inspiring genius of Stevie as a songwriter, singer, and keyboardist but also graciously opens up about the deep emotional connection and joyful camaraderie he shared with Stevie firsthand. It's a heartwarming journey that showcases not just musical prowess but also the power of friendship and passion in shaping a magical career.

00:00 Introduction
00:36 Stevie Wonder's Early Career
01:40 Berry Gordy Years
02:38 The Guitar Center Plan for a Music Career
04:14 The Star Parade at Guitar Center
05:26 Meeting Ronnie Foster
06:42 Discovering the ARP Sequencer
09:12 Stevie Wonder Hears Bill's Music and Calls Him
09:57 Working on Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants with Stevie
11:50 Touring with Stevie
13:20 Bill's Beautiful Friendship with Stevie
16:19 All-Nighter Recording Sessions with Stevie
17:20 Driving with Stevie...and the Rolls Royce
20:42 Stevie's Sense of Humor, Incredible Singing & Musicianship
23:52 Meeting Chick Corea
26:07 Stevie, Chick and Herbie Hancock
26:57 Logo (AMM theme music)

Friday, April 19, 2024

MJ’s Thriller Minimoog Marimba (Synth Breakdown)

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"This video makes a very important point about what you need to consider when you want to make a "great" sound. The Minimoog Marimba sound occurs during the Outro of "Thriller" which is loaded with complex sounds that are both melodic, sustaining and building. The song at this point hardly needs another element. You'll notice that I chose to make a very simple and relatively thin sound. It establishes some personality from its percussive and resonance aspects but most of its value comes from the rhythm and performance of the part. I'm telling you this because when you want to make a great sound the most important questions to ask are "Who, What, When Where and How". Who is playing it (a person or MIDI), what is happening at the same time (orchestration), When does it enter (what part of the beat), Where does it happen in the dramatic flow and How will the listener be affected by it? After thinking about the answers to these questions I realized that a great sound here needed to be very simple and not too thick. When you hear the Minimoog marimba in the context of the song you'll notice that it stays out of the way of the other sounds frequencies. Every sound is a puzzle piece that needs to fit with the other pieces. This is the process I follow when making any sound! "

00:00 Thriller re-creation music
00:24 Intro
01:05 Marimba Playing technique description
01:51 Thriller re-creation video with Greg Phillinganes Technique preview
03:17 How to create the Thriller Outro Marimba on Minimoog
03:54 The Oscillators
04:54 The Mixer
05:17 The Filter
06:05 The Resonance Effect
06:33 The Envelopes
07:44 Re-cap the Envelopes
08:17 Modulation and Keyboard Control Voltage
08:54 Keyboard Technique
09:07 CTA
09:37 Sound Performance to Thriller Re-Creation Track

Friday, April 12, 2024

MJ’s “Thriller” Monster Growl Bass | Synth Breakdown

video upload by Anthony Marinelli

"Join me for a detailed breakdown of how to create the Monster Growl Bass from Michael Jackson's iconic song "Thriller". I programmed this big "phat" swooping bass sound on a Minimoog Model D synthesizer while in the room with Michael, album producer Quincy Jones, songwriter Rod Temperton and keyboard player Greg Phillinganes. We'll get into all the settings that you'll need to know whether you have a hardware synth or plug-in. Also, the techniques I discuss about creating sounds can be applied to any style of music.
This sound occurs only one time in the song (at the end of the bridge) but serves as an important example about thinking dramatically when arranging and orchestrating. Rod Temperton employed this mind set when orchestrating and arranging throughout the Thriller album. Every sound serves a specific function that's related to the sound(s) before it and that's related to the listeners emotions. This is key lesson I learned working with Quincy and Rod. In this case the Monster Growl Bass is a one-time featured sound that kicks off the ever elevating and evolving 2nd half of the song."

00:00 Intro
00:23 Sweep Effect using Glide
01:15 Pitch - Oscillators
02:42 Timbre - Filter
05:55 Duration - Amplifier
06:14 Keyboard Control Voltage
07:34 Recap
07:56 Arrangement & Orchestration
08:42 Thriller Re-Creation Video with Greg Phillinganes
09:13 Visit the Website
09:21 L & S
09:36 Outro (music)
09:52 AMM Logo (music continues)

Friday, April 05, 2024

Herbie Hancock “Chameleon” Synth Bass Breakdown

video upload by Anthony Marinelli

"Check out my breakdown of Herbie Hancock's 'Chameleon' bass sound. I'll show you step by step how to re-create it using the same 1972 ARP Odyssey model synthesizer as Herbie...including performance tips!

Not only is it one of my all-time favorite synth bass sounds, it also changed the reach of jazz music by opening up the mindset of both jazz musicians and the listening public to fresh new sounds. This was much needed in the 70's to compete with rock 'n' roll's dominance of the airwaves. Synth sounds allowed jazz musicians to connect with a larger set of minds and voices yet retain still retain musical complexity, quality, and integrity.

The cornerstone techniques in this video will effectively elevate your synthesizer power, no matter what style you prefer.

00:00 "Chameleon" intro cover performance
00:30 Anthony's Intro
01:25 ARP Odyssey Panel Explanation
02:12 Setting the Oscillator Pitch & Waveforms
03:06 Setting the Mixer & Voltage Controlled Filter VCF
04:05 Setting the ADSR Envelope Generator
04:59 Setting the VCA
05:37 Setting the Keyboard Control Voltage
06:56 Dialing in the Distortion
08:35 Keyboard Articulation & Phrasing
09:34 Summary of "Chameleon" Bass
10:22 Logo (theme music)"

Friday, March 29, 2024

"The Chromed TONTO" - MASSIVE Live Modular Synthesizer w/ P-Thugg from Chromeo

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

Like a modern day TONTO - "The Chromed TONTO"

"Discover the unbelievable as Anthony and co-host Rob Rosen, synth tech to the stars, team up with special guest Patrick Gemayel, also known as P-Thugg from electro-funk duo "Chromeo," to unveil and construct the world's largest touring synthesizer - a towering 18 feet long and 8 feet tall, featuring 6 keyboards, all fully CHROMED! Dive into an epic unboxing and building session, culminating in an electrifying improvised synth jam.
In this captivating video, witness the step-by-step assembly of four colossal custom chrome modular synthesizer towers, drawing inspiration from iconic sources like Stevie Wonder’s TONTO synth, 1984 Bang & Olufsen speakers, and Seventies space-age furniture. Crafted and chromed by the legendary Roger Arrick from, these towers house cutting-edge modular synths with a unique behind-the-modules patching system, ensuring seamless performances with quick sound changes and full MIDI compatibility for patch cord free audience views.
Delve into the meticulous live performance setup of P-Thugg and his duo mate David Macklovitch (aka Dave 1), showcasing their mastery of Ableton Live and AbleSet for music playback, set lists, and lighting cues. Experience the behind-the-scenes magic as you join the conversation with the funk maestro "P" in his warehouse, where dreams of a chromed synth spectacle turned into reality. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey into the heart of electro-funk innovation!

00:00:00 Intro (music)
00:00:55 Meet P-Thugg
00:01:11 Building the Modules / Jam 1
00:02:53 The MIDI Keyboards
00:04:53 Building the Tiers / Jam 2
00:06:33 Custom system by (
00:12:15 Custom Tuner Module
00:13:10 Synthesizer Tuner Hack
00:14:10 Modular and Poly Synth Output Configuration
00:15:50 Look Mum, no patch cords - Hard Wired Presets
00:17:34 Culmination of a Modular Dream / Monster Polyphonic Dream Next
00:19:07 Building the MIDI / Jam 3
00:22:44 Fully Built Instrument (after 3 hours setting up)
00:24:05 Preset Patching System
00:29:47 Bypassing the Preset Patches
00:30:21 Switching Presets on Stage
00:33:40 Spontaneously Programming Sounds on Stage
00:34:42 P-Thugg's Favorite Sound
00:35:25 Presets Switch between Live Panel Settings
00:36:39 Re-creating the Album in a Live Setting
00:37:35 Changing The Face Panel
00:40:09 Patching the MIDI Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboards
00:43:15 Tuning Drifting Oscillators - Custom Tuner Module
00:43:51 Connecting All 4 Modular Instruments
00:45:59 Cleaning the Chrome
00:46:35 MIDI Interface Routing
00:48:47 Moog Modular Flexibility with Minimoog Speed
00:49:14 Front Panel Tour
00:51:20 Overriding the Presets with Patch Cords / Multi-Mode Filter
00:53:34 AbleSet by Leolabs - Set Lists, MIDI Patch Changes, Ableton Live Playback connection (
00:56:10 Ableton Light Cues
00:57:02 DAW Software - Cubase, Pro Tools, Ableton Live
00:57:50 Adapting the Show to the Song
00:59:37 Chromeo's Mission
01:01:20 Conclusion
01:01:47 Logo (music)"

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Rare ARP 2600 Blue Marvin Discovery w/ Ryan Hawkins & Rob Rosen

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

Also see Rare ARP 2600 Blue Marvin Jam (w/ Cameron Graves)

"Join Ryan Hawkins and me for an in-depth look at an extremely rare ARP 2600 called the "Blue Marvin". It was the first ARP 2600 prototype created in 1971 before the later gray faced Tonus versions of the instrument were made for sale to the public. There are a lot of quirky physical aspects to this beauty since it was never really completed for final production, but in spite of that, it sounds magnificent! In particular, there is a type of harmonic distortion that it delivers only to be found on the original R.A. Moog modular synths from the late 1960's through the early 1970's.

You'll also hear the back story about how it was found in a post office, changed hands and then how it was restored by Ryan. We'll explore the front panel by comparing it to the first production Tonus model and also give you a Hands-on demonstration of the compelling sounds that it delivers. All music in this video is composed and performed by Ryan.

00:00 Intro
00:08 Music Interlude 1
00:19 The Story: Finding the Blue Marvin
06:11 Rob Rosen @RosenSound replaces the power jack
07:36 About the original modules (rectangular vs later square versions)
08:25 Under he Hood with Rob Rosen
10:21 Music Interlude 2
10:31 "Blue Marvin": 2600 vs Tonus 2600 Differences
16:36 Music Interlude 3
17:10 Missing Items compared to later models
22:40 Who was "Marvin"
23:05 @AlexBallMusic Story of "Blue Marvin"
24:16 13-note chromatic scale
25:12 Keyboard Differences - "Blue Marvin" Keyboard vs ARP 3620 Keyboard
26:31 Face Differences - "Blue Marvin" 2600 Face vs Tonus 2600 Face
27:16 Making Sounds on the "Blue Marvin"
27:36 Incredible Harmonic Distortion on the "Blue Meanie" 2600
30:03 Ryan's Favorite Sounds on the "Blue Meanie 2600
31:12 Sample and Hold with a sine wave
31:45 "Blue Marvin" - Reverb
33:25 "Blue Marvin - The Way it's Built
34:33 Plugging in a Microphone
35:40 ARP 2600 Layout Designed for Learning
36:52 "Blue Marvin" at Synthplex
38:03 About Ryan Hawkins
38:21 Conclusion
39:17 End Credits Music by Ryan Hawkins
45:20 AMM Logo"

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Rare ARP 2600 Blue Marvin Jam (w/ Cameron Graves)

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"It's always fun to perform with my good friend Cameron Graves aka "The Planetary Prince". I was introduced to Cameron and his brother Taylor Graves in 2008 by Jada Pinkett Smith when we co-scored her film, The Human Contract. We've remained friends and musical brothers ever since. We hope you enjoy this music that we created right before the cameras started rolling . We intend to make more of these synth jam videos in the near future.
We're playing the solos on an extremely rare ARP 2600 "Blue Marvin" which was a prototype for the Tonus ARP 2600 that actually went into production. The rest of the synths include a later model gray faced ARP 2600, an orange faced ARP 2600, the Korg ARP 2600 M, Moog Minimoog, Korg MS-20 and ARP Omni String Synthesizer. The drums are performed by my engineer Ben Rachlis on a vintage LinnDrum the he is processing through The OTO Biscut, Bim, Bam and Boom.
Please remember to like and subscribe to these videos. It would mean a lot to me and my dedicated and enthusiastic crew. Thank you to all for your support and inspiring comments!

00:00 Intro
00:53 Blue Marvin Jam
01:17 Melody
02:01 Blue Marvin Solos
03:18 Breakdown
03:35 Melody
04:21 Special Thanks
04:26 Logo (music)"

Friday, February 16, 2024

Anthony Teaches at ARP Foundation | NAMM 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Join me at the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation booth as I take questions, help people program an ARP 2600 synthesizer, give tips, recommend practice techniques and patch / perform a few sounds. We also raffled off a ARP 2600 (signed by me) that was generously donated by Korg USA. It was a fun day at the ARP booth spreading the joy of programming and performing on vintage analog synthesizers.

00:00 Opening (music)
00:17 Anthony's Intro
01:37 ARP 2600 M Giveaway
03:22 Shane works on a lead sound
08:33 Anthony plays the lead sound
11:07 Anthony talks about overcoming hardware issues
11:38 Han works on a ring modulator sound
13:59 Anthony talks about saving sounds
15:08 ARP 2600 Patch Book with 100 Patches
16:22 4 Ways to Break down a sound
18:51 Review Han's ring modulator sound
20:41 Review the 4 Ways to Break down a sound
23:10 Favorite Patch
23:31 Anthony Patches a Theremin
29:21 Tim Pates a Theremin / String
31:47 Camillo makes a high tone pluck sound
34:44 Anthony recommends making simple sounds with efx
35:18 Making sounds that fit the song
37:04 Surprising Sounds
38:43 Recording Effects
41:07 Synthesizer Cookbook Series
41:23 Anthony talks about emulating acoustic instruments
43:21 Closing
43:37 Sign up to win an ARP 2600 M / Support ARP
44:11 Logo (music)"

Saturday, February 10, 2024

ARP 2600 Synth Patching Lessons LIVE! at MIDI 2 | NAMM 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"It was my honor and pleasure to be a guest speaker for the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation on the MIDI Association’s MIDI 2 stage at NAMM 2024.
In the spirit of the foundation and its mission statement, I opted to share the stage with some up and coming synthesists. Join us as we explore how to create sounds in your head and the endless possibilities that come from creativity, believing in yourself and knowing how to practice efficiently. I was blessed to meet some talented people before, during and after my talk.

The ARP Archives & The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to celebrate the legacy of inventor, musician, entrepreneur and engineer Alan R. Pearlman, by making his innovative inventions publicly accessible, and by inspiring future generations to imagine and create. Please sign up for their newsletter to learn about events, launches, news and site updates.
The ARP 2600 on stage with me was generously donated by Ryan Hawkins from the Synth Cave.

00:00 Introduction
00:50 My ARP 2600 first experience
02:00 How to patch sounds on the ARP 2600
02:54 1st Guest - Alcee
15:26 Alcee reviews what he learned
16:55 Anthony's 10 second helicopter sound
18:33 2nd Guest - Daniel
20:04 Dina Pearlman - ARP Foundation
22:21 Daniel Makes his first ARP 2600 Patch
26:23 Anthony's Helicopter Story
27:54 Wrap Up / Doctor Mix introduction
28:39 Logo (music)"

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Doctor Mix & Anthony Check Out the PWM Mantis Synth | NAMM 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"Join me and my good buddy Doctor Mix as we explore one of the most talked about synthesizers at NAMM 2024. It won't be difficult to discover how much fun we're having checking it out for the first time. I can see that there is still a lot to unpack about this synth and I'm looking forward to doing just that. Please stay on the lookout and tune in to AMM for a much more in-depth look at this super fun and great sounding instrument. It's part of a special family of synthesizers that were all designed with much love. PWM Mantis is a collaboration between the late Chris Huggett (EDP Gnat, EDP Wasp, OSCar) and PWM (Paul Whittington). A hybrid-analog synthesizer, Mantis utilizes mathematically-generated oscillators with a pure analog signal path and a modernized design architecture based on the EDP Wasp with an OSCar-style filter. It is also duophonic, with two fully independent voices, and features dual multi-mode filters that can be combined in series or parallel. Fully featured, Mantis is equipped with an arpeggiator, 37-note full-size semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch, multi-function joystick, and MIDI/USB control for easy integration with any studio or live environment.

00:00 Doctor Mix and Anthony Sweeping Filters (Cold Open )
00:30 Walk up (music)
00:49 Meeting Mantis Co-Designer Paul Whittington
01:24 Trying out the PWM Mantis
02:22 Sweeping Multi-Mode Filters
03:33 Wave Shape Panning
04:57 Add Glide and Filter Sweeps
05:14 Paraphonic
05:40 Doctor Mix and Anthony Summary
06:18 Logo (music)"

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Oberheim Inspired Analog Synth by Shear Electronics | NAMM 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

See the Shear Electronics label at the bottom of this post for more.

"I had an inspiring and heart-warming experience meeting Jacob Brashears from Shear Electronics at NAMM 2024. Jacob, along with his mother Cheryl Brashears (a high performance systems engineer with a storied background) have together created a truly remarkable sounding discrete analog polyphonic synthesizer in the style of the Oberheim 8-voice Iconic SEM Synthesizer. It's aptly called the "Relic". In addition to achieving the classic sound and offering all the familiar routing of it's predecessor, the "Relic" delivers a new take with voltage controllable filter profiles (the ability to transition between HP, LP and BP filters for example), waveform blending, rich intermodulation distortion at fingertip control and all parameters are controllable with the highest resolution digital encoders available. Be sure to keep following and support this next generation synth company of mother and son on their journey to follow their dreams. I'm looking forward to playing their instrument(s) soon and seeing them flourish for a long time to come!

00:00 Anthony's Intro
00:18 Jacob's Story
00:53 About the "Relic" Synth
03:22 Sound Demonstration
04:18 About the Filters
05:08 "Take it to 11" (harmonic distortion)
05:56 Dry vs Reverb Sync Piano
06:44 Oberheim Inspired Sound
07:36 Plans for the "Relic"
08:10 Introduction to Cheryl Brashear (co-designer/engineer)
09:09 Anthony's Summary
09:56 Logo (music)E


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."

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