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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Drawing a Synthesizer in MIDI - Live!

video upload by GLASYS

"I've been really enjoying making live MIDI art, so I thought it would be cool to try and draw one of my favorite things in the world - a synth! 😀

I tried to make it look 3D, and the biggest challenge was drawing the black keys - I had to get the timing of those notes just right, play them faster and faster and then reverse their direction. Hope you like the results!

The controller is Roli LUMI, the sound is my Sequential Prophet X layered with Steinberg Retrologue. My DAW is Cubase 10.

Get the MIDI file (and audio) on Patreon:"

Friday, September 11, 2020

Aceed 9/11/2020


Thanks to David Clode for sharing their work on Unsplash. (frog)
Gear: TR-909, TB-303, SH-101
Additional sounds: Retrologue plugin

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Metroid Music - Kraid's Lair (Synth Cover)

Published on May 27, 2020 GLASYS

"My live arrangement of the Kraid's Lair theme from the original NES Metroid game, performed on the Prophet XL, Moog Matriarch and Therevox ET-4.

My Prophet X patch has multiple layers - a slow morphing synth, a piano, a choir, and some big drums that I bring in and out using an expression pedal.
That fast squiggly synth is also layered with the Prophet and was programmed with Steinberg Retrologue.
The Therevox is running through the Chase Bliss Audio MOOD and Thermae pedals.
The Moog uses it's own great stereo delay, as well as some Valhalla Shimmer.

New video every Wednesday! For the next few weeks, I'll be focusing on #Metroid music!"

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Elk Audio OS Coms to the Raspberry Pi

"Elk Audio OS for everyone! - Elk releases open source version of award winning Audio Operating System and Development Kit for Raspberry Pi.

Elk Audio OS is the award-winning Audio Operating System from Elk (​formerly known as MIND Music Labs) ​that allows you to run existing VST and other plugin formats on hardware instruments and audio devices in real time with ultra low latency. And this using only ​general purpose ARM and x86 CPUs, opening up for a new generation of digital instruments and remote 5G network experiences.

In the upcoming weeks a beta version of the Elk Audio Operating System will be made available under a Dual licensing model (open-source & commercial), but already today, the Elk Audio OS SDK & documentation is available and is free for anyone to start using. Available on ​ is also an ​Elk Audio OS Development Kit for Raspberry Pi​ that includes a custom​ Elk Pi Audio Hat. The Elk Pi Hat alone is one of the most advanced pro Audio Hats in the markets with down to 1 ms latency, multichannel and support for Raspberry 4 coming up in the very near future.

'The idea behind the Elk Audio OS is to make a whole new generation of connected musical instruments possible. Instruments that can connect people around the world and spur new kinds of musical creativity. We believe there are so many potential instrument makers out there who could create fantastic things if they just had the right tools, and it is for them we have created Elk. So today I'm very happy to announce that we have reached a major milestone in our company, when we can make Elk available to everyone through the open source release.'
- Michele Beninicaso CEO at Elk (former MIND Music Labs)

Elk Audio OS is officially endorsed by ​Steinberg​, owners of the ​VST format, is supported in the VST3 SDK and is fully compatible with plugins written in ​JUCE​, making Elk the perfect solution for companies and makers alike interested in developing new digital hardware instruments. With VST being the defacto standard for software instruments and effects there is already a vast library of existing world class plugins out there waiting for a new life as hardware. An example of this is the Retrologue desktop prototype synth built on the VST synth with the same name debuted earlier this year at ​SuperBooth​ in Berlin.

'When working with Elk Audio OS on the Retrologue we immediately recognized something that could be a game changer. Running the same VST plugin on hardware as you do on desktop opens up for new possibilities and new ways of working. Getting Elk Audio OS available under open source is really exciting and I believe that this could make Elk a standard for digital hardware instruments.'
- ​Florian Haack, Steinberg

If you are one of the lucky ones to have grabbed a spot at the ​Elk workshop at this years ​ADC (Audio Developer Conference) this news should be even more exciting. Not only will you get a hands on workshop from the core team of developers behind the Elk Audio OS, but you are also the first ones out to get access to the full ​Elk Audio OS Development Kit​, including the ​Elk Pi Audio Hat​. For those of you who have not secured a spot, make sure not to miss the planned ​talk on Elk Audio OS​!"

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Retrologue Hardware Synthesizer Sneak Preview At Superbooth 2019

Published on May 16, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Steinberg & Mind Music Labs were showcasing their Retrologue hardware synth prototype at the Yamaha booth.

The Retrologue hardware synth is a product that demonstrates the capabilities of Mind Music Lab's new ELK Music OS, which makes it easy to port VSTs and Rack Extensions to standalone hardware.

We talked with Dom Sigalas, who demonstrated the Retrologue prototype and discussed some of the capabilities that ELK Music OS offers."

Monday, May 13, 2019

Superbooth 2019: Software Synth Retrologue in Hardware Form?!

Published on May 13, 2019 sonicstate

"Cubase users will probably be familiar with software synth Retrologue - but in reverse of the familiar 'software modelling a hardware unit' paradigm, here is software expressed in physical form as a real 'knobs & metal & wooden end-cheeks' version. Interesting reality flip!
It's all possible due to the ELK MusicOS software platform from MIND Music Labs.
1 millisecond latency... the future's gonna be an interesting place ;-]"


Friday, May 10, 2019

Superbooth 2019: Mind Music Labs Steinberg Retrologue

Published on May 10, 2019 Future Music Magazine


Thursday, May 09, 2019

Mind Music Labs - Retrologue powered by ELK - Superbooth 19

Published on May 9, 2019 AMAZONA Music Mag

Quack at :38.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Propellerhead RE Eurorack Module Powered by MIND Music Labs ELK MusicOS

Yesterday, we were introduced to the MIND Music Labs ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2 Desktop Synth. Pictured left in the rack you can also see a Propellerhead RE eurorack module powered by ELK MusicOS. Check out what appears to be a prototype desktop VST host unit in orange. The following is the MIND Music Labs press release for SUPERBOOTH 19:

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish startup MIND Music Labs lets loose by showcasing several super-cool applications of its award- winning ELK MusicOS — the world’s first ultra-low-latency music operating system developed specifically for audio applications, ushering in a new era where the power, flexibility, and selection of audio and music software can be run in real time on embedded hardware with full MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) support — at SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin, May 9-11…

Further fulfilling its ambition of creating new ways to bridge the gap between musicians and technology, changing how to learn, create, record, and share music, MIND Music Labs will be demonstrating the potential and flexibility of its seminal ELK MusicOS by showcasing a number of hardware product prototypes based on existing VST (Virtual Instrument Technology) and RE (Rack Extension) releases from world-class developers at SUPERBOOTH19, Europe’s first and largest trade fair for electronic musical instruments.

First stop: media production products provider Steinberg’s stand on owner Yamaha’s booth (H310). Here the German giant continues its partnership with MIND Music Labs in making VST a standard for hardware by showcasing the co-developed ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2, a proof-of-concept prototype desktop synth running Retrologue 2, Steinberg’s VST Virtual Analog Synthesizer — successfully emulating the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers — on hardware.

However, ELK MusicOS is not only VST compatible but also runs RE plug-ins from fellow Swedish company Propellerhead, creators of innovative and affordable music software. Supporting the Propellerhead partnership, MIND Music Labs will be showcasing a Eurorack format synth module running the RE-compatible Polysix for Reason — utilising Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) to precisely model the circuitry of an analog polysynth classic from 1982 — on booth (O504).

Other must-see SUPERBOOTH19 showcases scheduled to take place at MIND Music Labs’ location there include several contrasting conceptual collaborative projects with the likes of plug-in developer Stefano D’Angelo, former DSP engineer at Arturia; Italian music and audio software company Audio Modeling, creators of the SWAM (Synchronous Waves Acoustic Modeling) engine; HISE, an open source framework for sample-based instruments; and Igor Nembrini of Nembrini Audio, creator of some of the most revered guitar amp plug-ins under the Brainworx brand for Universal Audio's UAD (Universal Audio Digital) platform.

Concludes MIND Music Labs CEO Michele Benincaso: “The different hardware prototypes we will be showcasing at SUPERBOOTH19 are all great examples of what ELK MusicOS is capable of. With ELK MusicOS you add the feel of playing an actual physical instrument — without losing the benefits and qualities of desktop plug-ins. I am very excited to show everyone at SUPERBOOTH19 what we have been working on.”

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

MIND Music Labs ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2 Desktop Synth

Note the VST logo on the bottom left, to the right of the ELK logo. This is VST powered. Curious if it will be able to run different synth engines. Press release follows.

MIND Music Labs lets ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2 desktop synth prototype fly for Steinberg at SUPERBOOTH19

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Mind Music Labs is proud to announce a continuation of its official partnership with music and media production products provider Steinberg — initially resulting in the German giant’s VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plug-in format natively supporting the integration of the Swedish startup’s ELK MusicOS, allowing VST- based plug-ins to run seamlessly in ‘Powered by ELK’ musical instruments and audio processors — by bringing a brand-new, co-developed desktop synth prototype with full MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) support to SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin, May 9-11…

“Plug-ins and software synths have brought amazing power and flexibility to computer-based recording, but now musicians want to harness all that power without the computer; there are times when you want to twist real knobs, rather than wiggle a mouse.” So says MIND Music Labs CEO Michele Benincaso, before adding: “It’s really exciting to be empowering those users with ELK MusicOS.”

This sentiment is clearly shared by Florian Haack, Senior Marketing Manager at Steinberg: “We immediately saw the potential of ELK MusicOS, and that’s why we added it to the official VST SDK [Software Development Kit]. The development of the ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2 hardware prototype has further strengthened our belief that, with the help of ELK MusicOS, VST can become a standard for not only software, as it is today, but also for hardware.”

Having said that, then, the proof of the pudding is in the tasting. The proof-of-concept ‘Powered by ELK’ Retrologue 2 desktop synth prototype — running Steinberg’s Retrologue 2 VST Virtual Analog Synthesizer, successfully emulating the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers — will be being showcased for all to see and hear on Steinberg-owner Yamaha’s booth (H310) at SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin, May 9-11.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

GLASYS - Hotel Jams & Utopia Tour

Published on Jun 21, 2018 GLASYS

"For the last couple of months I was on tour with Todd Rundgren's Utopia and it's been an incredible experience!
Here are 5 short jams I recorded live in my hotel rooms throughout the tour + some additional behind the scenes footage from my phone and fan footage from a few shows.

Catch our Jimmy Kimmel Live performance on July 9th!

Gear/software breakdown:

Jam 1: Arcadia (custom controller), Korg Microkey 2, Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2, Native Instruments Battery 4.

Jam 2: Enhancia Neova ring prototype, U-HE Tyrell, Arcadia, Microkey 2, Battery 4.

Jam 3: iPad running GeoShred, Arcadia, Omnisphere 2, Battery 4.

Jam 4: Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1, Steinberg Retrologue, Arcadia, Microkey 2, Spectrasonics Keyscape, Omnisphere 2, Battery 4.

Jam 5: Neova prototype, Yamaha Reface CS.

Gear used on stage - DSI Prophet 6, Nord Stage 2 EX.

Thank you Jimmy Martin Jr, Joe Griesler, Ed Pinchak, Lyle Goldberg, funfamily6, Dennis Watson and 'Clayton Call Zoom video archive' for the show footage.

Huge thanks to Todd Rundgren, Willie Wilcox and Kasim Sulton for having me on this unforgettable ride."

Friday, July 14, 2017

GLASYS - Game of Thrones Theme on Synths

Published on Jul 14, 2017 GLASYS

"I was so excited about the new Game of Thrones season that I had to jam on the theme song!

Download a free mp3 from:

Gear used: Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6, Nord Stage 2 EX, Akai MPK Mini II, XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2, Steinberg Retrologue."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vako Orchestron VIOLIN Disc Demo - KRAFTWERK - Franz Schubert

Published on Apr 25, 2017 optigandotcom

"I transcribed the Vako Orchestron VIOLIN disc parts from Kraftwerk's 'Franz Schubert' and put together a little demo / cover version. I cheated and used samples instead of learning the parts and playing them live on a real Orchestron, but hey, life's too short. You can get my Orchestron samples here:

I put this together in Cubase. The synth sequence is played by Retrologue. I didn't spend too much time dialing in the sound just right, but it's close enough.

The other thing I didn't take the time to do is emulate the dynamics of Kraftwerk's original Orchestron performance. I'm assuming this was Ralf just improvising, most likely with a foot pedal to control volume, because there's lots of dynamic volume stuff happening that isn't possible by just playing an Orchestron straight. It would have taken a lot of time to re-create all these dynamics, so I didn't.

I also decided to omit the "Endless Endless" coda.

The disc image you see is our own remastered version of the original Orchestron Violin disc. These are also periodically available, if you happen to have an Orchestron to play one in:"

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Published on Dec 10, 2015 PXE02321

Multiple instances of Retrologue 2 and I'm guessing Vocaloid for speech synthesis.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Steinberg Introduces Retrologue 2

Published on Dec 2, 2015 Steinberg

"The flexible, intuitive Retrologue 2 emulates the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers. Three virtual analog oscillators and a first-class set of filters produce a wealth
of rich, inspring sounds; its adaptable arpeggiator, powerful modulation system and FX rack help make Retrologue 2 the first choice for producers everywhere."

Introducing Retrologue 2 - The arpeggiator

Introducing Retrologue 2 - The effects

"Classic virtual analog synthesizer optimized for low CPU load.
Over 700 outstanding presets covering classic analog synth sounds and beyond
Intuitive interface for fast, creative sound design
3 oscillators with up to 8 de-tunable voices alongside sub and noise oscillators
Arpeggiator with up to 32 steps and “Export to host” feature
24 first-class filter types
4 LFOs plus filter, amp and custom envelopes
16-stage drag and drop modulation matrix with Note Expression support
5 distortion modes including tube, clip, bit reduction and rate reduction
FX section with delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, vintage ensemble, reverb and 4-band EQ
3-band Resonator with 14 different filter configurations and integrated LFO"

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Depeche Mode - NOTHING TO FEAR - Transcription / Re-Creation by Peahix

Published on Nov 25, 2015 peahix

Another great cover by peahix of Details on the synth parts below.

"Here's the latest in my periodic series of Depeche Mode song re-creations. I don't really call these "covers," because I'm not doing any sort of creative interpretation. The goal is to get as close as possible to the original recording by not using ANY samples or sound material from the original recording itself. So really, this is a technical exercise more than anything. As usual, I used the original album mix and the surround mix as reference points, and I also was able to hear a few details in DM's live recording. There are differences between these versions, so where I found conflicting parts or mix issues, I deferred to the original album mix. It's a pretty accurate transcription (probably the only one you'll find that gets the bassline right!), though there are some details that are buried in the mix of all the different versions, so I had to make some educated guesses for a few things, or I just fudged them. I sequenced this in Cubase with just two different soft synths- Retrologue and a PPG Wave freeware emulation I found online ( Drums are Simmons SDSV samples I found online . Many of the effects on this track come from the PPG synth, so I did my best to get some sounds from the soft synth version that got in the ballpark. I didn't slave over every last patch, so some of them are closer to the mark than others. Probably could have worked on the drum sounds and the mix a bit more, but oh well, life's too short. Enjoy."

-sequencey riffs
-noise sweeps
-noise perc

ppg wave:
-keyboard riff (near beginning and end)
-bell-like sound
-glitchy wavetable sounds
-chord riff in bridge

all drums are simmons samples except for the hi-hat, which is 808 high-hat samples.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Presets for Steinberg Retrologue

Published on Feb 19, 2014 VintageSynthPads·37 videos

"All instruments are presets from Vivid Signals for Retrologue.
Vivid Signals for Retrologue is an outstanding new collection of modern and vintage presets for Retrologue.
Retrologue is a great synth that all Cubase owners (6.5 up) own.
Unfortunately, the included presets lack in pads and atmospheres.
Vivid Signals for Retrologue adds a large quality of high quality pads and atmospheres to Steinberg Retrologue.

This collection includes:


Only from "

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cubasis for iPad Two Day Sale

This one in via minphase. Cubasis is currently on sale on iTunes for two days only: Cubasis - Music Production System - Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Cubasis is a DAW but also includes Micrologue (video here), a virtual analogue synthesizer based on the award winning VST instrument Retrologue. It also contains over 70 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic and it supports Audiobus. The sale runs today and tomorrow only.

I wish you could load VSTs in Cubasis. That would be a dream.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Cubasis 1.5 - Micrologue - Factory presets showcase

Published on Jul 3, 2013 SteinbergSoftware·297 videos

"Cubasis 1.5 features Micrologue, a virtual analogue synthesizer based on the award winning VST instrument Retrologue."

Cubasis - Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Patch n Tweak
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