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Friday, May 24, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: SoundForce Samples II - and SFC-OB Controller


video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Nicolas from Soundforce at Superbooth 2024 about their latest releases. The first product he showcased was the Samples II module, a versatile sampler module offering five channels of playback at 16 bits, 44.1 kilohertz. With a USB connector for memory sticks, users can easily load and play back a variety of sounds with minimal latency. The Samples 2 module features various playback options, such as drum type playback, start and pause playback, and random sound selection, all accessible through a single switch interface. Additionally, the module includes a mix out option and the ability to change playback speed on one channel using the trigger input of the next one.

In addition to the Samples 2 module, Nicolas also demonstrated the *SFC-OB *Oberheim MIDI controller, designed for controlling Oberheim plugins with customizable plugin modes. This MIDI controller offers two-way communication with Arturia plugins, allowing for seamless preset and track switching. Users can have up to 10 tracks with their Oberheim plugins, with the controller automatically updating to match the selected plugin.

For more information on these products, including a 30-minute DivKid demo for the Samples II module, visit the Soundforce website for details."

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Korg Wavestate: Digital Retro Presets. No talk sound demo


video upload by Anton Anru

"Digital Era is a collection of 50 performances for the Korg Wavestate synthesizer. It includes: 10 Basses, 10 Keys, 10 Plucks, 10 Synths, and 10 Leads.
πŸŽ† The soundset is inspired by the sound of the 80s, when new types of synthesizers were introduced: wavetable, FM, sampler, rompler, vector, additive, physical modeling, virtual analog. They immediately conquered the musical space and were used in all genres of music.
Today, that recognizable digital flavor is strongly associated with the Digital Era. Producers all over the world use such timbres as a tribute or quotation to that period.

πŸ›️ Get the soundset: https://bit.ly/3yu7GEG

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."

Sunday, May 19, 2024

TR-909 Firmware Version 5 Demos



See this post for details.

Playlist:

1. TR-909 FIRMWARE VERSION 5 UPGRADE!!!
// 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.
3. TR-909 FIRMWARE VERSION 5 - Demonstration 2 - SWITCH BETWEEN PLAY AND WRITE MODE IN REAL TIME
// 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.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
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.
5. TR-909 FIRMWARE VERSION 5 - Demonstration 4 - INSTANT PATTERN CHANGES
// Ok, this is really simple, but it’s so super extra totally bad ass.

Fig.1 INSTANT PATTERN CHANGES
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 revolution909.fr
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.
6. TR-909 FIRMWARE VERSION 5 - Demonstration 5 - EXTERNAL INSTRUMENT
// 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.

Fig.1 CENTRAL CONTROL WITH TR-727
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!

Fig.3 BASSLINE
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.

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Syntonie Cadrans Video Synth


video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Bastien from Syntonie showcased the latest addition to his lineup of analog video synthesis and processing modules Cadrans. This triple VCA crossfader and ring modulator offers a unique approach to video manipulation, allowing users to control the fade, mix, and keying effects in real-time. The modular design of Cadrans enables users to create complex visuals by processing RGB signals with ease, offering a wide range of creative possibilities.

Cadrans Price: TBC"

Saturday, May 18, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Supercritical - Redshift 6 Polysynth


video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Timo from Supercritical showcased the *Redshift 6*, an analog polysynth with six voices. The Redshift 6 features a versatile *Demon Core *DCO design that allows for up to 16 notes to be played simultaneously. The synth offers a range of engines, unique sync tricks for creating complex, polyphonic sounds, and it's 6 part multitimbral. The filter section boasts a multimode filter engine with customizable character settings and a phaser engine for classic phaser effects.

In addition to its powerful sound engine, the Redshift 6 includes a stereo mix bus with per-voice panning and a digital effects section with delay, chorus, and reverb (expected in future updates). It's all analog until the bypassable stereo DSP effects processor.

Redshift 6 Available for pre-order. Price 1,259 Euros"

Friday, May 17, 2024

Latest Moog Spectravox Demos


video uploads by Moog Music

Moog Music

You can find the first two videos in the series here, and additional Spectravox posts here.

Playlist:

1. Spectravox | Sculptable Synthesizer Voice
"In this video we explore how to use Spectravox as a standalone synthesizer voice.

We begin by configuring Spectravox for keyboard control – patching the Keyboard CV output of Grandmother to the 1V/OCT input on Spectravox and the Keyboard Gate output of Grandmother to the Trigger input on Spectravox. Playing Spectravox this way gives us a unique analog synthesizer voice where the ten filters and Spectral Shift controls allow us to sculpt the sound of Spectravox’s Voltage Controlled Oscillator. We look at using these controls alongside the LFO for both traditional lowpass and hipass filtering as well as unique notch filtering, comb filtering, and phasing effects. Lastly, we look at using the LFO and the VCA input to create tremolo effects."
Spectravox | Filter Pings and Analog Physical Modeling
In this video we explore how to ping the filters of Spectravox to turn it into an analog physical modeling instrument and create percussive wooden sounds like marimbas or xylophones. By replacing the carrier input to Spectravox’s filter bank with a gate or envelope instead of audio and turning the resonance of the filter up, we can ping all ten filters and mix their levels for creating struck percussion sounds. In this video we first turn the VCA mode ON and then patch the Gate output of Grandmother to the Trigger input of Spectravox to use Grandmother to trigger Spectravox’s envelope generator. Patching the EG output to the Program input gives us level control of the envelope, and finally patching the Program output to the Carrier input inserts our decay-only envelope directly into the audio input of the filter bank. Later, we connect the Keyboard CV output of Grandmother to the Shift CV input on Spectravox to move all ten filters for melodic control of the filter bank.
2. Spectravox | Recreating Moogerfooger Effects for Guitar
In this video we explore how to use Spectravox to process guitar and look at recreating some of the Moogerfooger effects pedals with it.

We begin by using the Program section and its preamplifier to bring a guitar signal up to Eurorack levels for processing, and then connect the Program section output to the filter bank’s Carrier input. Here is how to recreate or simulate some of the Moogerfoogers:

MF-103 Phaser – use the filter bank as a comb filter and modulate it with the LFO for resonant phaser tones.
MF-101 Lowpass Filter – use only filter 1 (lowpass filter) and the Program Envelope Follower to get enveloped filtering. Switch to one of the bandpass filters for auto-wah effects.
MF-102 Ring Modulator – modulate the VCA CV with the LFO for tremolo effects and push the LFO to audio-rate for ring modulator-esque amplitude modulation. Explore amplitude modulation of each filter band respectively via their CV inputs
MF-105 MuRF – send an external sequence (from DFAM, Grandmother, or any sequencer) to the Shift input for sequenced resonant filter bank movement. Modulate each filter band individually with independent envelopes for even more MuRF-like behavior.

Spectravox is an open-ended signal processor, so use these as starting points and explore the myriad of unclassifiable effects Spectravox is capable of.
3. Spectravox | Emulating a Vintage Drum Machine
Embark on an exploration of Spectravox's capabilities as we delve into the intricate art of crafting vintage drum machine sounds with a contemporary flair. πŸŽ›️πŸ’₯ Join us in a meticulous fusion of Spectravox and rhythmic sequencers, aimed at resurrecting the beloved beats reminiscent of the 1970s and the nostalgic rhythms of vintage organs.

Unveil the methodology behind sculpting the quintessential drum machine foundation through the mastery of Spectravox's Carrier section. Our comprehensive tutorial will meticulously guide you through the synchronization of rhythmic sequences sourced from esteemed trigger sequencers such as ALM’s Pamela’s New Workout. Witness the transformation of Spectravox's ten bands into a symphony of dynamic kick drums, crisply resonant snares, and timeless wood block accents. Additionally, unlock the intricate craftsmanship involved in crafting hi-hats by toggling the Bands 9 & 10 switch to Hiss mode.

However, our journey merely scratches the surface of Spectravox's boundless potential. Delve into the realm of nuanced control with Spectravox's intuitive panel controls, where each knob adjustment opens doors to a myriad of sonic possibilities. For those craving to push the boundaries of sonic innovation, we offer insights into seamlessly integrating external control voltages, thus offering a gateway to unparalleled rhythmic experiences.

SoundMaster ST-305, Roland Jupiter 4 & Echolette SE251


video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"Quick impro to demo the Sound Master Stix Programma ST-305 (!) analog drum machine syncing the Roland Jupiter 4 arpeggiator. The Echolette SE251 provides echo/reverb.
The ST-305 is an 80s programmable analog drum machine. Very basic, no sound editing but you get 7 sounds, an accent track, dedicated volume faders and outputs for every instrument.
And the icing on the cake is it can be synced to external gear and/or sync other gear, which is a nice feature (you can use it slaved to a sequencer and in the same time slaving a synth, so it acts as a 'through').
I did not know this one till recently and it was a pleasant surprise."



Klemt Echolette SE-251 tape delay.

via this listing

Pics of the inside below.

"This is quite a rare tape echo manufactured by Dynacord. It seems to be one of the very last tape echo introduced by the brand (with the Echolette Echo 400).
It shares many parts with the Echocord line of delays like motor, pinch roller, heads, oscillator board etc
But this one used op amps instead of only transistors for amp stages (the Echocord Super 76 also already used one op amp for the output stage).

The unit has 2 heads which you can mix with the dedicated pot. Otherwise classic features like input volume, tone, echo send level, echo feedback and echo level.
In the back the original DIN socket enabled output and aux input. In this case you only get the wet signal out of the delay, which is nice in a studio environment.

Unit was fully serviced and modded:
- all electrolityc caps were replaced (except 3 bipolar ones )
- original 4x op amps were upgraded to better one (TL081)
- original DIN socket was replaced by 2 jack sockets, one for the output and one for the aux input. Also a pot was added to attenuate the level for the aux input
- unit was meticulously cleaned
- heads were cleaned, demagnetized and aligned
- unit was calibrated
- tape is new

The unit is in perfect working order and in excellent cosmetic condition."

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Tiptop Audio - Triax 8 & More


video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Gur at Tiptop Audio showcased their latest innovations in the world of modular synthesis, introducing the range of new ART polyphonic modules and utilities that are set to revolutionize the way musicians interact with their modular systems. Vortex 6 *, a PPG Wave oscillator, *Octopass Poly Filter*, *Octostages Poly Envelope and Octogain are all set to begin shipping straight after Superbooth 2024.

All these polyphonic modules peak to each other using ART*, Tiptops polyphonic signal, and this signal travels through the *Polytip patch cords. Gur also revealed some new utilities, including *M*, a Polytip Mult.

Next Gur revealed the Triax8*, a fully analog polyphonic oscillator featuring 16 true analog oscillators designed by the renowned *Dave Rossum and his colleagues at SSI*. The *Triax8 offers a rich and diverse sound palette, allowing users to create anything from beautiful pads to classic vintage analog tones. The oscillator also boasts a linear FM with true zero, enabling users to experiment with frequency modulation and create complex and evolving sounds.

Triax 8 Available soon.

All prices can be found on the Tiptop Audio website.

https://tiptopaudio.com/"

Press announcment/release follows:


Polyphonic modular system:

Are you ready for a new chapter in modular synthesis? Soon after Superbooth we will announce preorders and start shipping the first set of the fully Polyphonic modules: Vortex6, Octopass, Octostages, Octogain, Octo I/O and the Polytip patch cables that are used to patch them.




Buchla and Tiptop Audio 200t systems:

Moving forward with our collaboration with Buchla we are demoing a complete 200t system at Superbooth. The system is housed in cool wood-like Mantis cases with a vintage touch. These systems will be available later this year.

SUPERBOOTH 2024: ALM Busy Circuits - MFX Pedal


video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Sonic State caught up with Zoe from ALM Busy Circuits to discuss the latest products from the company. The focus was on the new MFX pedal, which is a re-envisioning of the popular Eurorack module of the same name. The pedal features 18 different programs including reverbs, delays, chorus, ring mod, and more, all designed to be inspiring and high-quality. The MFX pedal also offers hands-on controls and the ability to assign expression inputs for added versatility. Additionally, it includes a MIDI port for clock sync and modulation options, making it a versatile tool for pedal users and hardware enthusiasts alike.

In addition to the MFX pedal, Zoe also previewed an upcoming system that brings together their latest offerings in a single unit. It features a mix of modules including the *Cizzle*, *Tasm-o*, *Mega Milton*, and more, providing a comprehensive setup for music production.

MFX Pedal Price: 399 USD"

Thursday, May 16, 2024

INTRODUCING THE OBERHEIM TEO-5


video upload by Oberheim Official

"Step up to the legendary warmth and brilliance of classic Oberheim, reborn in the compact, powerful TEO-5. Dive into authentic analog tones, push boundaries with modern modulations and effects, and create like Thomas Elroy Oberheim always dreamed. TEO-5 is more than a synth, it's your sonic legacy, waiting to be written.

Music by Peter Dyer
All sounds from TEO-5

Learn more at
https://oberheim.com/products/teo-5/"

TEO-5 Synthesizer Unboxing & Demo Feat. Tom Oberheim

video upload by Doctor Mix

"Today, I unbox and demo the incredible Oberheim TEO-5 synthesizer. In the video I also discuss TEO-5 with the man himself Tom Oberheim who graciously gave me an intimate introduction to his latest and greatest synthesizer. πŸš€"

J3PO reviews the new Oberheim TEO-5 synthesizer

video upload by J3PO

"Today, Oberheim Electronics has just announced the release of their new synthesizer: TEO-5 -- a five-voice analog synthesizer. In this video, Julian "J3PO" Pollack reviews the synth and performs numerous sound examples.

00:00 Introduction
01:04 Sound Examples & Discussion
26:38 Conclusion / Final Thoughts"

OBERHEIM TEO-5 Review // Filter & TZFM explored // Pros & cons vs Take 5 & Oberheim synths

video upload by loopop

"Get access to my exclusive In-Complete Book of Electronic Music Ideas, Tips and Tricks, on my Patreon: / loopop"

TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
1:10 Overview
3:10 Build & keys
4:05 Low split mode
4:30 I/O
5:05 Oscillators
7:30 Sub & noise
7:55 Sync
8:20 Thru Zero FM
11:20 Misc osc
11:45 Filter
14:05 Overdrive
14:45 Effects
19:55 Unison
20:25 Chord mode
20:35 Envelopes
22:30 LFOs
24:10 Mod matrix
27:10 Vintage
28:05 Arp
29:25 Sequencer
30:50 SoundTower
31:55 Pros & cons
37:45 Preset sounds

Oberheim TEO-5 INHALT Synth Demo

video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"Following up from my work on the beta development and sound design on the Oberheim OB-X8, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the next Oberheim synth would be the TEO-5. Unpacking the beta unit revealed a beautiful and cleverly designed 5 voice analog synth that simply sounds amazing.

The size of the TEO-5 is absolutely perfect for world wide gigging and the sound is a sort of best of Oberheim with a modern twist. That modern twist doesn't exclusively come from the excellent FX processor on board, but also from the interesting modulation options and ranges. While you can push the synth into harmonic and saturated zones, it still, like all Oberheims remains one large sweet spot.

Don't be fooled by the smaller size and voice count, there is nothing small about the sound and capability of the TEO-5. Not to be missed.

Please note this recording is of a beta development unit running an early firmware. The sounds featured here are the patches I made for the shipping factory bank that comes with the synth straight from Oberheim.

Recorded at Infinite Power Studios, Los Angeles. All patches by Matia Simovich/INHALT. Video edited by Grover Greenberg."

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Oberheim - TEO-5

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024 we met up with David Gibbons from Oberheim who introduced us to the new TEO-5 synthesizer. Named after Tom Oberheim with an exclusive reveal of Tom's middle name, the TEO-5 has a SEM filter, two oscillators and a sub giving that classic Oberheim sound, but with lots of features to bring its capabilities right up to date.

Chris Calcutt then stepped up, and gave us a demo of the sound of this synth. TEO-5 gives us 19 mod slots with tons of destinations, both a mono and a poly LFO, two envelopes and a capable twin FX section. Uniquely there is a cross-mod section with thru-zero capabilities, which allows FM modulation that stays in tune up and down the keyboard.

With a similar form factor to the Take 5, the TEO-5 has a 3 and a half octave Fatar keyboard with aftertouch, and is designed to give the Oberheim sound in a more portable and affordable package

TEO-5 Available: July 2024. Price: 1,499 USD

https://oberheim.com/"

Oberheim TEO-5 Demo from Superbooth 2024

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A Quick Look any the new Oberheim TEO-5 - named after Tom Edison Oberheim - there was a leak a few weeks back but it's here in the flesh.. and nice it is too.

Its got the same form factor as there Sequential Take 5. The big addition is obviously the Oberheim filter, and a through zero FM - so it looks like it has the new SSI chip.

Anyway.. just a Quick Look.. enjoy:)"

And the press release with pics:

Introducing the New Oberheim TEO-5 Polyphonic Synthesizer

TEO-5: The Legendary Oberheim Sound Reborn in a Compact Powerhouse

San Francisco, CA – [May 16, 2024] – Oberheim, the venerable brand synonymous with the golden age of synthesizers, proudly announces the TEO-5 polysynth. This powerful instrument features the visionary craftsmanship of Thomas Elroy Oberheim (TEO), offering a perfect blend of classic analog warmth and modern versatility for today's musicians.

“I’m so proud to be able to make a synth like this... compact and affordable, the Oberheim sound for 2024,” says Tom Oberheim, the company’s founder. TEO-5 is designed to make the classic Oberheim tone palette widely accessible, encapsulating decades of analog engineering experience in a forward-thinking and innovative musical instrument.

The TEO-5 boasts a five-voice architecture with genuine analog VCOs and VCFs, capturing the distinctive warmth and depth that defined countless hit records. But TEO-5 isn't just a tribute to the past. Additions like through-zero FM, which adds a contemporary twist to its oscillator X-Mod feature, allow for the exploration of entirely new sonic textures. And the legendary Oberheim SEM filter returns, offering the versatility of morphing between low- pass, notch, and high-pass configurations, along with a switchable band-pass mode for extensive tonal shaping.
Beyond its core synthesis architecture, TEO-5 features a comprehensive modulation matrix, opening a world of possibilities for sculpting and transforming sounds. Digital effects processors provide classic chorus, delay, reverb, and more, alongside faithful recreations of the revered Oberheim Ring Mod and Phasor effects. A 64-step polyphonic sequencer and multimode arpeggiator further fuel creative exploration, while a premium Fatar keybed ensures a responsive and inspiring playing experience.

“There was a huge surge of interest when Oberheim returned in 2022 with the historically inspired OB-X8,” said David Gibbons, CEO of Oberheim. “But Tom and the design team were keen to show that the magic of Oberheim can be within reach for everyone, and can bring a distinctive modern flavor. TEO-5 is an exciting addition to the Oberheim legacy.”
Whether you're a seasoned professional seeking a powerful new sonic tool or a budding artist embarking on your analog adventure, TEO-5 is your gateway to unparalleled musical exploration.

Black Corporation Introduces ISE-NIN /むセーニン VOICE & BREAKOUT



Priced at $999 for the VOICE, $299 for the BREAKOUT, and $1249 for the BUNDLE.

Check with the dealers on the right for upcoming availability.

Details follow:

むセーニン (ISE-NIN) VOICE brings the legendary Japanese discrete analog sound into a compact 100% analogue Eurorack creation. Ideal for combination with an x0x techno rig, the full depth of rich sonic potential and programmability of ISE-NIN can now be patched into new modular concoctions. A full complement of iconic analog oscillators, filters, envelopes, and modulation make this at once a full-featured semi-modular synth on its own, and a powerful addition to any rig with the addition of ISE-NIN BREAKOUT.

Shipping in July 2024.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

World's Most Unavailable Synthesizers


video upload by Doctor Mix

See the UVI Quadra Modular announcement post here.

"Join me on an epic trip to UVI in Paris! 🌟 Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of UVI's headquarters, where they create Quadra Modular πŸ‘‰ https://www.uvi.net/quadra-modular?ru... and other super high-tech VST virtual instruments. Finally, enjoy a jaw-dropping visit to their legendary synthesizer shop, where I get to jam on the rare Prophet 20 and the colossal Colossus! 🎹✨"

Eowave Introduces Supamix | 8 patches with the mixer who wasn't one | Eurorack


video upload by eowave



Supamix is a compact Eurorack mixer designed to fuel your sonic adventures. This versatile module as 6 channels and a unique mute automation engine into 10HP, making it perfect for live performances, space-conscious setups, and creative mixing.

Mix with Precision and Expression:
Dedicated Pan Controls: Craft your stereo image with 2 individual pan knobs for manual placement.

Dynamic Panning: 2 CV-controlled pan inputs let you add movement and dynamism to your sources.

Seamless Integration: Stereo inputs with dedicated gain allow effortless connection of stereo modules.

Dedicated Mute Buttons: Take instant control with individual mute buttons, featuring a freeze function for sustained muting when using the swap engine.

Automate Your Mutes with Creativity:
Supamix feature a unique swap engine made to control the mutes states manually or via cv to Build Evolving Patches.
12 modes of for controlling your mutes are available:

1A: Trigg Invert: Instantly flip mute states with a trigger.

1B: Gate Invert: momentary flip mute states with a gate.

2A: Turn Off: Momentarily silence all channels with a gate

2B: Wave On: Progressively unmute channels as a CV rises.

3A: Binary Counter: trigger to increment a 6-bit binary sequence, turning mutes on/off.

3B: CV to Binary: Transform a CV signal into a 6-bit binary pattern, precisely controlling the state of each mute based on the CV value.

4A: Trig Rotate: Shift mute positions with a trigger. each trig shift the mute position one step further.

4B: CV Rotate: Shift mute positions with CV control. at 0V the mute are in their original position, at 5v mute will be shifted 6 position forward.

5A: Trig Sequencer: Control a step sequencer who invert the mute state where the playhead is. each trig will move the playhead one step further

5B: CV Sequencer: Control a step sequencer who invert the mute state where the playhead is. at 0v, the playhead is on the first mute, at 5 V on the 6th

6A: Randomize: Shake things up with a trigger that scrambles all mute states.

6B: Random solo:each trig will turn off all the mute exept one selected randomly
Beyond the Modes:
Freeze & Override: if you long press one off the mute, it will be freezed on bypassing the swap function on this track


Module Expansion: Connect Supamix to the "O" line/phone output module for additional functionality (sold separately).
More Than Just Mixing:

Subtle Saturation: Crank the level pots for a hint of distortion to add bite to your sound.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Cherry Audio Announces the Rebirth of the Long-Awaited Chroma Synthesizer



Playlist:

1. Cherry Audio | Chroma Synthesizer

2. Cherry Audio | Chroma Classics Preset Pack
Chroma Classics Preset Pack for Chroma features an additional 100 phenomenal presets by Cherry Audio's Director of Sound Design, James Terris, blending vintage tones with a contemporary feel.

https://store.cherryaudio.com/presets...
3. Cherry Audio | The Story of Chroma
"Dive into the captivating history of the Rhodes Chroma synthesizer with "The Story of Chroma," a documentary that traces its revolutionary path from the final days of ARP Instruments to its celebrated release by Rhodes in 1982. This compelling video brings to life the innovative spirit of the Chroma through the firsthand accounts of those who stood at the forefront of its creation. Hear from Dr. Tom Rhea, a renowned electronic music historian, Michael Brigida, a dedicated ARP and Rhodes product specialist, and Mary Lock, the esteemed service manager for both companies, as they recount the synthesizer's development, challenges, and triumphs. Featuring exclusive interviews and insights, this documentary not only explores the technical breakthroughs and musical possibilities the Chroma introduced but also celebrates its enduring legacy and the recent resurgence through Cherry Audio’s efforts. Witness the story of a musical marvel that continues to inspire innovation and creativity in the world of music.

Produced by Daniel Keller
Editing and graphics by Mal Meehan
Music by James Terris"
4. Cherry Audio | Introduction to Chroma Synthesizer
Synth designer Mitchell Sigman of Cherry Audio introduces Chroma, Cherry Audio's virtual instrument that emulates the 1982 Rhodes Chroma polyphonic analog synthesizer and its Expander unit.

Online User Guide at https://docs.cherryaudio.com/cherry-a...

0:10 Introduction
1:18 User Interface Basics
4:44 Voice Architecture and Patch Configuration
9:43 The Chroma Arpeggiator
11:37 Sweep Generators (the LFOs)
17:02 Envelope Generators
19:46 Chroma CPU Usage
Cherry Audio Chroma User Videos


1. Cherry Audio Chroma: A demo + tutorial of an elusive analog synth - CatSynth TV - Patreon
We take a deep dive into Cherry Audio's new Chroma, a meticulous recreation of the legendary and elusive Rhodes Chroma. It was a polyphonic analog synthesizer that came with some unique features, notably the ability to reconfigure the signal path among its oscillators, filters, and VCAs, opening up a wider range of sound possibilities. Cherry Audio's version combines these features with a modern user interface that allows direct manipulation of the parameters (unlike the original with a single data slider), and adds a full-featured effects section. We go over the expansive feature set of this instrument, showing you how each feature works and how to use them to make your own sounds.

00:00 Introduction
00:27 History of the Chroma synthesizer
01:38 Presenting the Cherry Audio Chroma
02:39 Oscillator features
06:56 Filter features
11:17 VCA features
12:42 Dual Layers configuration
16:49 Dual Layers + Oscillator Sync
18:47 Dual Layers + Ring Modulation
21:13 Filter FM
23:54 Parallel Filters
26:09 Parallel Filters + Oscillator Sync
27:04 Series Filters
31:44 Effects section
32:38 Factory Presets
39:41 Conclusion
2. Cherry Audio Chroma Expander Sounds of Chaos Beauty Virtual Synthesizer - Rik Marston Official - AhnyxianSoundDesign

3. Cherry Audio Chroma Expander Sounds of Light & Darkness Virtual Synthesizer VST - Rik Marston Official - AhnyxianSoundDesign

Press release follows:

May 14, 2024: Cherry Audio is excited to unveil Chroma, a groundbreaking virtual instrument that brings the legendary sounds of the 1982 Rhodes Chroma into the digital age.

Monday, May 13, 2024

CS-80 + SSB SUPERNOVA FX


video upload by Synthesizer Studio Berlin

"SSB SUPERNOVA FX

Sale Price:€19.99 until 1. February Original Price:€29.99
get it here:
www.synthesizerstudioberlin.com/store/p/supernova-fx

SUPERNOVA is a morphing FX processor for evolving soundscapes with a reverb at its heart.

We took the Reverb Diffusion Network from our well received SYSTEM FLOW Drone Synth and brought it to the next level with a modulated feedback drive + Notch filter. We also added a grain cloud, 6 LFOs and two Bit crushers. And a lot of presets

You can use it as a simple Grain Cloud/Reverb/Pitch Shifter/Bit-Crusher or make huge transitions by morphing between two presets.

The combination of all these FX modules and the possibility to randomize/morph all parameters gives you endless combinations for lush to freaky sounds.

Use the “BIG” MORPH knob to make HUGE transitions.
Feedback Drive is gain compensated so you don’t blow your speakers but you can still go berserk on your sound.

For lots of modulation and evolving sounds:

Draw your own waveforms for 6 different LFOs and use them to:.
1. Automate your Sample Rate / Mix of the Bit-crushers
2. Automate Feedback Distortion
3. Automate the Notch Filter in the Feedback path.

Full REAKTOR 6.5 required.

You get:
2 Ensembles:
SSB SUPERNOVA FX.ens
SSB SUPERNOVA FX Soltau Edition.ens (less randomization/morphing)
Manual
145 Presets

563 MB (590.587.914 Bytes) unpacked
30 MB Download packed with RAR"

DRONES MAX


video upload by HOME BAKE INSTRUMENTS



DRONES MAX is a WAVE TABLE SYNTHERSIZER for sustained sounds. It has three WAVE TABLE OSCs and two POLE FILTERs, which can be modulated by two LFOs. Powerful effects include stereo delay, reverb, and crusher with a wide range of parameters, allowing for a variety of expression from aggressive and intense sounds to beautiful cosmic harmonics.

WAVETABLE

Over 200 waveforms are recorded, and you can change them smoothly. Also, at the end of the knob is a sawtooth waveform, a sine waveform, and a frequency-varying noise generator. WAVETABLE has a mixture of waveforms that contain different harmonics, and when combined with an LFO, it can create the effect of gradually changing musical scales.

OSC MIX

You can set the volume ratio of the three oscillators.

NOSIE

Adds noise to the oscillator output.

FILTER

DRONES is equipped with a 2POLE low-pass filter with resonance. Turning the CUTOFF knob to the left attenuates the high notes, and when turned all the way, no sound is produced. Turning the RES knob to the right will cause a peak to occur at the pitch at the cutoff point.

LFO

DRONES has a built-in LFO that can output sine, sawtooth, square, and sampled and held random waveforms. The LFO knob sets the LFO frequency and waveform. Turning the knob to the right will speed up the frequency, and when it reaches the highest frequency, it will switch to the next waveform.

STEREO DELAY / REVERB

Equipped with stereo delay and reverb for drone sounds.

Feedback can be set to no attenuation, adding even more depth to the sound.

CRUSHER

By lowering the resolution of the sound, you can create harsher expressions.

Introducing: SetonixSynth Shaka-8 and Shaka-4 VC Stereo Matrix Mixer for Eurorack


video upload by SetonixSynth



"We are proud to announce the new Shaka-8 and Shaka-4! This demo contains a feature rundown and brief performance demo of these powerful modules.

The Shaka-8 is a Voltage-Controlled Stereo Matrix Mixer with an all-analog signal path. While it is similar in function to other Stereo Matrix Mixers, the Shaka-8 uses high quality audio VCAs to enable voltage control over each matrix patch point, i.e. the send level of each L/R pair of inputs to each L/R pair of outputs.

In addition to the 4 input and 2 output channels on the Shaka-8, the Matrix may be expanded to a 4x3, 4x4 or more matrix mixer by chaining Shaka-4 Stereo Matrix Expanders to the main unit via a 12-pin connector on the back of the Shaka-8. The Shaka-4 cannot be used without a main Shaka-4 unit.

The Shaka-8 and Shaka-4 operate in much the same way as a typical stereo audio matrix mixer, with the send level of each input to each output controlled by the corresponding knob, and the resulting “mix” being a sum of the knob settings in each column, added to the CV input corresponding to each knob.

For Eurorack users hungry for interesting new ways to route stereo or mono filters, oscillators, and effects, the Shaka-8 and Shaka-4 are sure to provide an affordable, flexible, and highly useful patching ecosystem to explore.

Available summer 2024 from SetonixSynth!"

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Hans Zimmer 'RadioPhonic' Synth @ Superbooth 24 w/ AJH Synth


video upload by AJH Synth Official

"Hans Zimmer's 'RadioPhonic' Synth from AJH Synth @ Superbooth 24 - This monster MiniMod Eurorack modular system was commissioned by Hans himself, and he was kind enough to allow us to build a limited number of exact replicas which will be individually built to order by AJHSynth. Full details of the system, along with an interview with Hans Zimmer about his use of the MiniMod system, can be found at https://ajhsynth.com.
We will have one such RadioPhonic system on display in our bungalow at Superbooth 24, along with a MinMod Keyz, a 9U full system, and a huge monster case full of AJH modules.
Richard Quirk, and Wayne Taylor (DreamsOfWires/Tomorrow the cure) will also be there representing AJH with Allan J Hall himself. We'd be glad to chat about the modules and demonstrate some in action, so feel free to pop by.

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.
Official website page: https://ajhsynth.com"

Update: press release and pics follow:

box of uncertainty


video upload by studio snippets



"A new unit from a brilliant new designer – exclusive to Soundgas – we absolutely love this wild and unpredictable box which can create stunning sounds and rhythms from pretty much anything.

The BOU is a characterful and unpredictable audio sampler, designed for experimentation and improvisation. please feed it a wide variety of sound sources including but not limited to field recordings and household objects, acoustic instruments, synthesizers and electronic equipment, songs by your favourite recording artist (or your least favourite…).

There are no menus, sub-patches, presets or save functions. The BOU is immediate and imperfect.

Please note that these are handbuilt and hand-finished units; some imperfections to the finish and knobs is to be expected.

The user manual can be found here

Record

The capture button records for the length that it’s pressed for (maximum 3 seconds), recording from the built-in microphone, unless a line input is connected on the back in which case that source is captured. the looped sample begins to play back immediately.

Mix

There is no overall volume control for the BOU. both of the playback samplers have their own level control, as does the fragment space and occult emanation parameters which are routed as pre-fade effects.

Play

There are two sample players which behave differently: particle and fragment. each has a control for length, speed and level.

There is additional control for pitch and direction of particle, whilst fragment can be sent to space.

Occult emanation should be used liberally with caution.

Power supply:

Requires a 9v centre positive supply (not included).

External measurements (including knobs):
24 x 18 x 8 cm"

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