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Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Arturia Introduces the AstroLab - Avant-Garde Stage Keyboard


video upload by Arturia

Update: new user videos added below.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Kawai K5000S 61-Key Digital Additive Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Extras

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"Includes:
• Kawai K5000s Keyboard (OS 4.04)
• Power Cable
• Owner’s Manual
• Wizoo Guide with Supporting Disk for all Kawai K5000 keyboards): Introduction to Additive Synthesis, Advanced Sound Design, Tips and Tricks (incredibly useful!)
• The 4 floppy disks that originally came with keyboard, including Emagic SoundDiver and Supplement Disk with Demo Songs/Extra Single Patches and Multis/Original Factory OS
• 7 custom Floppies with additional singles/multis patches, and backup O.S. disks.
• Mini Floppy Storage Case
• Original Shipping Box
*Keyboard Stand Not Included

Original owner. Seriously underrated vintage additive synth with tons of real-time controls and classic programmable arpeggiator. Gently used only in a smoke and pet-free home recording studio. Fantastic sounds, amazing keyboard feel and action - really the nicest keys on a synth you will ever play.

Excellent working condition: all buttons, pots, keys, and controls work perfectly. All jacks/connectors are solid with no audio or midi issues. Display has slightly dimmed, but is still legible and bright with full contrast control.

Cosmetically it’s in excellent condition except on the left side of the keyboard, above the drive slot and pitch and modulation wheels, (see pic) there’s a small blemish/chip in the dark blue where it looks like something was dropped on it (I don’t remember what it was or when it happened). Additionally, further down, closer to the left edge of the keyboard, left of the Pitch Bend wheel is another mark that’s about the size of a pencil tip and barely visible. Hopefully, you can see from the pictures that these are really minor blemishes on an otherwise beautiful synth."

Monday, December 04, 2023

Controlling the the whole studio with a vintage Roland arranger


video upload by MR TUNA Music

"I LOVE ARRANGERS ⚡️⚡️ Maybe they are a little cheesy but I've got the classic 1993 Roland RA-95 connected to the whole studio through the Squarp Instruments Hapax sequencer & I am just having a blast controlling it all with the ROLI Lumi Keys 🙏

Just listen to that bass!

Prophet-6 ➡️ bass
OB-6 ➡️ back up chords
Juno-106 ➡️ more chords
System-8 ➡️ the lead
Jupiter-80 ➡️ drums"

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Berlin School live performance at home - "Analog crabs"


video upload by Caught In Joy

"'Analog crabs' is my Berlin School electronic music performance from my latest album "La chica de la playa" out on Bandcamp: https://caughtinjoy.bandcamp.com/albu...

Playing the analog synthesizers, modular drum machines and guitar pedals in a Berlin School music style is like embarking on an electronic journey through time and space. As your fingers dance across the synthesizer's lush, vintage-style keys, you unleash a sonic universe that harkens back to the iconic soundscapes of the 1970s pioneers like Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Jean-Michel Jarre.

I hope these analog warmth and organic textures will transport you to a sonic realm where pulsating sequencers guide your way through mysterious, cosmic landscapes on a rainy Berlin night.

All my recent songs are fully improvised and performed "dawlessly". Creating "dawless" electronic music in a home studio involves producing music without using a traditional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Instead, hardware synthesizers, modular synths and effects are used to create, sequence, and manipulate sounds directly. This approach can provide a hands-on, tactile experience and encourage creativity by relying on physical gear rather than a computer interface. It allows for a more immediate and intuitive workflow, with real-time control over parameters, resulting in a unique sonic character.

Timeline:
0:00:00 Intro with Moog Mavis, Prophet-10 and Moog Matriarch
0:07:16 Moog One solo
0:11:28 Moog Matriarch ending solo

Playing Moog One, Moog Matriarch, Moog Mavis, Moog DFAM and Prophet-10.

If you appreciate music that helps you unwind or just old-school electronic sounds crafted with analog synthesizers, explore my extensive collection of 20+ albums on Bandcamp."

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Roland Announces GAIA 2 Synthesizer


video upload by RolandChannel

Roland GAIA 2 Synthesizer Overview


User videos:

Playlist:

1. Roland GAIA2 Demo & Review - musictrackjp
2. New Roland GAIA 2 - "Skywards" - demo by gattobus
3. ROLAND GAIA 2 Review, tutorial, and all 250+ presets - loopop
4. Roland GAIA2 - 1st LOOK Sonic Lab Presentation - sonicstate
5. Roland GAIA 2 Sound Demo (no talking) - Bonedo Synthesizers
6. Roland GAIA 2 Sound Demo (no talking) - Limbic Bits



Press release follows.

Advanced Synthesizer with Wavetable and Virtual Analog Engines, an Intuitive Sound Design Workflow, Expressive Hands-On Controls, Model Expansion Support, and More

Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 28, 2023 — Roland announces GAIA 2, an advanced synthesizer with a newly developed hybrid sound engine and a friendly panel layout that makes learning synthesis and exploring sound design easy and fun. Equipped with wavetable and virtual analog oscillators, interactive controls, 37 full-size keys, Model Expansion support, and other powerful features, GAIA 2 opens the door to an infinite universe of inspired creation.

GAIA 2’s diverse synthesis tools allow users to build familiar sounds and craft new voices never heard before. Reaching beyond previous designs, the wavetable oscillator can morph between multiple waveforms for everything from dramatic shifts to slowly evolving textures. Unique phase and shape modulation options are also available to distort waveforms and unleash cutting-edge textures with complex overtones. Complementing the wavetable oscillator are twin virtual analog oscillators, ready to reimagine past classics or sculpt the sounds of the future. From smooth tones reminiscent of vintage synths to edgy, biting leads to sci-fi soundscapes, GAIA 2 can do it.

GAIA 2 also supports Roland Model Expansions, which faithfully recreate iconic synthesizers from the company’s long history. With a dedicated button, users can instantly swap between the built-in sound engine and classics like the JUPITER-8 or JUNO-106. The SH-101 Model Expansion comes pre-installed, and many additional titles and accompanying Sound Packs are available on Roland Cloud.

GAIA 2’s logically organized panel encourages hands-on exploration and sonic discovery. The one-control-per-function layout and informative display enable instant programming without having to resort to creativity-killing menu diving. And with the streamlined knobs and white anodized aluminum panel, even the look is inspiring.

GAIA 2 features a touch-controlled Motional Pad that brings static sounds to life. Users can assign nearly any synth or effect parameter to each of the X/Y points and then morph between them by moving a finger on the pad. It’s also possible to record movements to create complex, modulated transformations.

The free-flowing sequencer in GAIA 2 lets users instantly capture their inspiration and realize their wildest visions. There’s also a cool Random Pattern feature to spark new ideas with spontaneous pattern creation.

GAIA 2 comes loaded with classic Roland effects to take sonic creations to the next level. Over 50 unique MFX types are available, plus a dedicated Chorus section for adding width and dimension. A powerful Reverb/Delay section features a new studio-grade Shimmer Reverb and many other high-quality effect types.

Via USB-C, GAIA 2 functions as an audio/MIDI interface for music production apps on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. The class-compliant connection is plug-and-play, with no driver installation needed. A USB Type-A port is also available for connecting a USB flash drive for data backup or a standard USB MIDI controller for extended operation.

GAIA 2 supports Roland Cloud Connect, an optional wireless adapter for browsing and downloading Roland Cloud content using a mobile device. A Roland Cloud Connect purchase also includes a year of Roland Cloud Pro membership with unlimited use of thousands of sounds, Model Expansions, and much more.

The optional CB-B37 Keyboard Bag for GAIA 2 provides durable, high-quality protection for the synthesizer while traveling and making music around town. This versatile bag also works with the JUPITER-Xm, legacy GAIA SH-01, and other 37-note keyboards.

Availability & Pricing

The Roland GAIA 2 is now available in the U.S. for $899.99.



Click the pics for the full size shots.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Solo from Del Shannon's Runaway on Clavioline


video upload by Vintage Keys Studio

"Filmed and Edited by Louisa Revolta
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Christie at Vintage Keys Studio

OUR WEBSITE: https://vintagekeysstudio.com"

Clavioline Demonstration Analog Monosynth


"Steve from Vintage Keys Studio demonstrates the Clavioline Concert. This all-tube instrument dates from 1958 and was renovated by Steve with help from Keith Knutton, a friend of the late, great Byron Elwell, from whom the instrument was originally purchased.

Mics used are Rode NT1A on the speaker cabinet
AKG C414 XLII (x2) on the piano

(We added a bit of plate reverb to the clavioline)

Music played includes snippets of Telstar by Joe Meek, Bach’s Brandenburg Concert No 3 Mvt 1 and the other music is (C) 2021 by Steve Christie.

Video and wonderful editing by the wonderful Louisa Revolta
Sound by Steve.

The copyright in this video and its sound recording is owned by Steve Christie / Vintage Keys Studio"

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Analogue Solutions Introduces MAXIMUS AS300 POLYSYNTH




On the heals of COLOSSUS and AMPLE, Analogue Solutions introduces the MAXIMUS AS300 POLYSYNTH. It is set to make its first physical appearance at SYNTHFEST UK this year.

Specs and details follow.

16 VCO / 8 Voice semi-modular polysynth.

Being built in small batches.

Batch 1 is avaialble to order now.

The price will increase for batch 2 due to horrific increases in all costs.

So get your order in now to lock in the price.

DON’T MISS OUT !

Available to order direct now.

Please email to check current wait time Typically 2-6 weeks

AS300 main unit £22500 £19900 Launch price - batch 1 only

AS400 optional keyboard £1900 £1800 Launch price - batch 1 only

excluding crate, shipping and tax (all if applicable)

CIRCUITS

VOICE - X8
2 VCO
1 Mixer
3 12dB filters
2 Full ADSR envelopes
1 16 step note/modulation loop sequencer
1 BBD style retro echo
1 Main out VCA
1 White Noise
1 Sub Osc
1 Portamento / Glide
1 VCO tune Vernier dial
Generous selection of cross modulation controls.

MASTER
1 VC LFO
1 LFO with delay
1 LFO
8 channel stereo mixer
2 Real spring reverbs
1 Master control knobs
1 Poly MIDI to CV converter
4 Key modes
2 MIDI Sync modes
1 Multiple
Generous modulation routing

MISC
Metal cabinet
Birch ply real wood
Healthy set of jack sockets for patching on all panels

OPTIONAL AS400 KEYBOARD
61 full length keys
Weighted
Velocity
Aftertouch with VCA for modulation
64 pad touch controller (can be split to 2x32)

SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH MAXIMUS

Standard pad type poly sounds

Unusually Poly Sounds

Monophonic Synth Sounds

A mixture of Mono and Poly Sounds

Filmic / Epic ambience sounds

Rhythmic patterns, with a new sound on each key press.

Although Maximus can do traditional ‘pads’ it’s better suited to more unorthodox poly sounds. It excels also at unusual analogue loops and rhythms when it is played in cyclic mode. Have each voice set to a different type of sounds, and as you cycle through them you get very interesting patterns (melodic or otherwise).

Maximus does not have patch memory - just like the very first polysynths.

Every sound you create will be unique - the first of its kind ever to be produced. Your Maximus will never sound like anybody else’s. It will always be unique and yours.

WHAT IS MAXIMUS?
Tom Carpenter is excited to introduce Maximus, an exciting new mega-polysynth with a design ethos truly from the dawn of analogue synths. It is more than a powerful analogue ‘workstation’ - it is also art, architecture, exquisite studio furniture.

Although we label this as a polysynth - it is so much more. We can’t think of a label to give this synth since its is so much more than that.

When you think of polysynth you think of flat synths with one set of controls that control all voices equally. By giving Maximus independent controls for every voice, you have more freedom to create unique styles of poly sounds impossible on traditional polysynths, whether they are hardware or software. You can dial up ‘traditional’ poly sounds (pads etc) or have something unimaginable different.

Because you can never dial up each voice completely identically, standard polys pads will sounds superbly vintage.

All the voice and modulation circuits are of course 100% analogue. We purposely steered away from digital, aside from of course the digital needed in MIDI and the mini-sequencers.

This synth is purely for those who want it just as it was in the 1970s - but new with parts still in production. For those who want a synth that could have been built in the 70s.

There are no gimmicks - this is pure synthesiser. A huge sound enclosed in a solid metal case wrapped in solid hardwood. No expense has been spared to bring this incredible machine to life.

Synthesisers like this only come around once in a decade, or possibly a generation.

AS300 main unit £22500 £19900 Launch price – batch 1 only AS400 optional keyboard £1900 £1800 Launch price – batch 1 only

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

UVI Introduces Synth Anthology 4


video uploads by UVI

Note the above is a playlist featuring 4 videos. You can use the player controls to skip through them or just watch them all in order.

Details on Synth Anthology 4 follow:

The authentic sound of 200 synthesizers, from vintage to modern
4,000+ presets and layers deliver incredible sound with hardware soul
Feature-packed dual-layer engine with fx, arpeggiator and more

Synth Anthology 4 - A Synthesizer Tour de Force
https://www.uvi.net/synth-anthology-4

Rebuilt from the ground-up, Synth Anthology 4 now features the authentic hardware sound of 200 vintage and modern synthesizers, a fully redesigned engine with powerful features, fx, arpeggiator, smart sound suggestion engine, native MPE support, and more.
A dreamlike collection!

Also included in SonicPass ➡️ https://www.uvi.net/sonicpass

Video credits: Anthony Hak
Music Credits: Théo & Thomas



"The Best Keeps Getting Better

What's new in version 4?

Almost everything!
We've rebuilt the engine from the ground-up, added more synths, more presets, more effects, more filters, more modulation, a dedicated browser, a second fully-customizable layer for creating hybrid and blended timbres, an all-new smart suggestion engine that helps you quickly find similar sounds, a more powerful arpeggiator/phraser, bus effects, native MPE support, and more!

Real Hardware Sounds There is something unmistakable about the sound of a real hardware synth, from subtle differences between voice circuits and drift to the varied way filters bite into the sound; there's a distinct character and energy. Synth Anthology 4 delivers the authentic and uncompromising hardware sound with all the conveniences of a modern software instrument.

Every piece of hardware represents a unique creative vision, sonic character, innovations, and strengths. Whatever you're looking for, from analog to digital, vintage classic to future classic, you will find it here. Synth Anthology 4 delivers an incredible collection of hardware, every major manufacturer, every type of synthesis, every era, 200 synthesizers in all.

You won't find a more complete collection anywhere else."

The list:

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

ONDIOLINE Quick Oscillator Repair Job using Forgotten Futures Book


video upload by Vintage Keys Studio

"A brief explanation of an oscillator fault in the Ondioline. Resistors around the Oscillator valve (an ECC82) were all original and some had failed, causing a rise in pitch whenever a note was played.

Filmed and Badly Edited on a phone by Steve Christie, as Louisa was away on holiday. Steve hasn't had a holiday for 10 years.

GET A COPY OF THE FORGOTTEN FUTURES ONDIOLINE MANUAL HERE: https://forgottenfutures.bandcamp.com...

OUR WEBSITE:
https://vintagekeysstudio.com"

See the Ondioline label below for more. Also checke out Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline.

Philicorda GM 751 Valve Organ from 1967


video upload by Vintage Keys Studio

"Steve Christie from Vintage Keys Studio demonstrates a fully working* Stereo Philips Philicorda GM 751 Organ in all its glory.

This organ came to our studio in need of repair and has been fully restored by Steve. It is a valve/transistor hybrid from 1967. Later models were solid state.

Comes with a LDR based swell pedal which attaches to the base of the organ via a DIN plug. It has two internal speakers that face out left (source signal) and out right (source signal / reverb switched) for a stereo effect.

The organ is mounted on a sturdy iron frame with attractive wooden supports, and comes with its own equally attractive music stand.

Valves: 8 x ECC83, 1 x ECL82,
Neon Lamps/Diodes: 5 x Z70U, 68 x ZA1001, 1 x ZZ1000
Transistors: 3 x AC125, 2 x AC128, 4 x AD149

This organ has been used in sessions for many years and continues to remain a reliable keyboard with a wonderful variety of sounds which can be modified using the 5 filters and their combinations, 3 organ registers, Vibrato circuit and Reverb (called 'Reverbeo') - on German models this is labelled 'Hall'

Steve and other session musicians from Vintage Keys are available to record this organ for you as a layer to add to your own project. Please contact us at https://vintagekeysstudio.com for more details."

PE Clef String Ensemble 1978 Custom Kit-Built Analog Synth with mods


video upload by Vintage Keys Studio

PE = Practical Electronics. This is the first post to feature a demo of the Clef String Ensemble. You find a couple of pics of one in this post from 2012.

"Steve Christie (aka whatever silly-sounding name he makes up) demonstrates the PE Clef String Ensemble from 1978. With added functionality with a few simple modifications.

Here are the original plans for your perusal:

https://vintagekeysstudio.com/pe-clef...

Filmed and Edited by Louisa Revolta
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Christie at Vintage Keys Studio"

RiHa Orchestra Organ and analog mono synth from 1978


video upload by

RiHa Orchestra Organ Part 2 Harp and ARC Rhythm and Drum machine explained

video upload by

RiHa Orchestra Organ Part 3 bonus clip - Deep Diving in the RiHa!




"Filmed and Edited by Louisa Revolta
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Christie at Vintage Keys Studio

Music by Steve Christie."

https://vintagekeysstudio.com

Note this is the first post to feature the RiHa Orchestra. There have been two previous posts featuring RiHa as a brand.

Jen Carousel C-450 with built in CX-2000 Monophonic Synthesiser


video upload by Vintage Keys Studio

What am I seeing? What am I hearing?

"Steve Christie demonstrates the rare Jen Carousel C-450 synthetone; a crazy late 70s dual manual organ with a built in mono synth.

Written by Steve Christie and Freddie Phillips
Filmed and Edited by Louisa Revolta
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Christie at Vintage Keys Studio"

Friday, June 16, 2023

Teisco 60F Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

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Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"Teisco Synthesizer 60F / S-60F Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer, which was manufactured in the early '80s under license from Arp Instruments in Japan.

This little monophonic synth has acquired quite a reputation in the synth community, for great value for the money, analog sound quality and reliability. I used it in the studio for years, and it has never let me down.

All the controls, sliders, knobs, pitch bend and keys are 100% working. The sliders need a little cleaning I guess, as they are all a little grippy, but nothing worrying.

Unit is in very nice vintage condition. Works on 220V. Power cable included."

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

CFA-Sound DC-Zero - Vintage Synth for Kontakt



CFA Sound DC Zero Preset Showcase


video uploads by CFA-Sound

https://www.cfa-sound.com/products/dc...



"Preset Showcase Video - explore some of the 175 presets, hear them in the aspect of genre-related demo tracks.

About DC-Zero Vintage Synth instrument for NI Kontakt:

The charming sound of an iconic retro synth, captured in detail - transforms your favorite sampler into a powerful synth platform.

Introducing DC-ZERO – a vintage synth for Native Instruments Kontakt. Inspired by an iconic synthesizer of the 80s, known for the charming sound of its DCOs, the distinctive and fat chorus, and of course, its easy-to-use workflow.

As the first part of this new synthesizer theme product line for Kontakt “Fusion series” – as the name might suggest – the fusion of wavetables and multisamples, combining both paths of sound generation together as a powerful synergy, allowing more creative space and more sound design features and possibilities for the user, as previous synthesizer sample libraries for Kontakt had to offer.

The 175 included presets have been crafted with love for details, covering basic sounds as you would suspect from a classic analog synth, up to more cinematic pad sounds using the full load of the effect rack and fitting in a high variety of genres like synth-wave, deep house, and techno. In detail the factory presets contains 44 Bass, 11 Chords, 11 Drums, 12 FX, 17 Keys, 28 Lead, 30 Pad, and 22 Pluck sounds.

Capturing the warm analog sound of this well-known icon, by using Kontakt`s powerful sampler engine, in synergy with its new wavetable engine – DC-ZERO even captures the pulse-width modulation of its paragon. Giving you, more sonic freedom in the sound design process than “just multisamnples”. Forming a compact instrument with focus on an easy-to-use workflow like known from analog synthesizers. Designed with a similar layout, as you surely know from modular systems – the core synthesizer module is complemented by additional tools like the voice mode for monophonic and polyphonic voicing and predefined chords. Output control module with stereo width, limiter, and fx rack routing.

The effect rack is packed with Kontakt`s studio-grade sound processing tools, featuring a lofi-drive module: transistor drive and bit crusher in one box. Followed by the Choral chorus and Phasis phaser effects. For more dynamic processing and more saturation, the Supercharger GT as a tube compressor gives you all you need for more fine-tuning, along with the Solid-G equalizer. Finalized with the outstanding Replika delay and the hybrid reverb module. All the effects have been kept in a reduced amount of controls, to keep the workflow focused on the essential core controls and not distract your creativity with too many controls or unnecessary menu-diving. All controls are always in sight, always a smooth and comfortable workflow."

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Yamaha GS1 Super Rare 1981 FM Synthesizer with MIDI SN 1116

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Monday, April 03, 2023

Yamaha Announces Exciting New Features with YC OS v1.3 Update


video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"The new Yamaha YC OS v1.3 update includes a range of new features that will enhance the playing experience for musicians. One of the key highlights of the update is the addition of new Piano and FM voices. The update adds three new Piano voices, including the Hamburg Grand, Felt Piano, and New CP80, giving musicians a wider range of options to choose from. In addition, the update includes both Classic and Contemporary FM Sounds, adding to the already impressive array of FM voices. Enjoy this Sound demo video showcasing the new sounds, featuring keyboardist Jonas Gröning.

0:01 - CP80 Stage
0:25 - Felt Piano
0:57 - Hamburg Grand + FM Warm Pad
1:30 - DX7 E. Piano 1
1:58 - DX7 Bass 1
2:11 - DX7 Brass 1
2:22 - DX7 Marimba
2:33 - FM DC Bass
2:50 - FM EDM Lead
3:04 - FM Saw Pluck
3:20 - FM AM Pluck
3:35 - FM Trans EDM"

Press release follows:

BUENA PARK, Calif. (April 3, 2023) - Today, Yamaha releases a new OS update for the YC Stage Keyboard line. OS v1.3 includes new sounds, features and workflow enhancements that make the YC Series even more versatile.

New sounds lead the way in YC OS v1.3. An expressive Hamburg Grand, intimate Felt Piano from the CP Series, and an all-new CP80 sampled from the Yamaha Synth Space collection have been added. Also, the invaluable YamahaSynth IdeaScale community requested the CP80 Voice which delivers the expressive bite you would expect from this classic stage piano. In addition to the new Piano Voices, are 32 new FM Voices. Carefully curated by our London R&D team, you’ll find 16 classic DX7 basses, brass and pads and 16 modern FM sounds for contemporary genres.

The new features added in OS v1.3 improve control and workflow. Additionally, contributions from the customer-driven YamahaSynth IdeaScale community are noted:

Vibrato and Chorus for FM Organs: Vibrato and Chorus effects are now available for FM Organs, and the F2 and F3 types match the classic effects found in vintage 60s combo organs (YamahaSynth IdeaScale).

Pan to Parts Settings: Freely adjust pan for each Part separately for greater stereo mix flexibility. (YamahaSynth IdeaScale).

A/B Parameter Link Function: Press and hold the Keys A/B button and you’ll get control of Volume, Tone, Filter/EG and Effect settings for both Parts simultaneously. Great for controlling both Parts when set up in a Split or Layer.

Rotary Speed Hold: Before OS v1.3, Rotary Speaker speed settings were saved in the Live Set. This new setting allows you to keep the Rotary Speaker speed settings the same regardless of the Live Set. Studio Rotary Speaker Type Default: All organ Live Set sounds using the Rotary Speaker effect now default to the Studio type introduced in OS v1.2.

Join the Yamaha synthesizer team on a Tech Talk on Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. PDT/10:00 p.m. CET to learn more about the latest software update - https://yamahasynth.com/learn/events/tech-talk-s4e1

The Yamaha YC OS v1.3 update is available and can be downloaded here. Users are advised to back up their settings before installing the update.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Korg Poly-61

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Recently repaired, cleaned, and serviced - including a new battery - this vintage KORG Poly-61 is ready for the road or studio. It's in wonderful cosmetic condition with only minor blemishes on the metal chassis. The back corners have been skinned up, as pictured. The joystick is slightly bent but functions perfectly. The LED display is crisp and bright. All buttons, keys and knobs work flawlessly.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Crumar Orchestrator

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"Italian made Vintage 70s Crumar Orchestrator String Machine / Polyphonic Synthesizer. It’s in good condition with normal wear. It was recently professionally deep cleaned internally and externally and serviced. I think you will be surprised by how incredible this keyboard plays and sounds in person.

One of the richest and lushest sounding 70s string machines ever made in part to its officially licensed Moog Filter on its brass section. It can sound very very similar to the legendary Arp / Eminent Solina and even Arp Omni (Joy Division Synth) but has more tricks up its sleeves.

The Crumar Orchestrator is one of Jonny Greenwood's favorite keyboards and it's been used on a ton of Radiohead songs both in the studio and live. It’s been used by a bunch of other artists as well to this day due to its warm and immediately nostalgic sounds.

Everything works perfectly except the top octave of black keys. They work perfectly for the Violin, Cello and Brass sounds (the best sounds) but currently don't trigger the Piano and Clavich sounds on keys F#4, G#4, A#5, C#5 and D#5. All of the white keys up there work as they should. All of the other keys work as they should. It doesn't come with the lid. "

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Arturia MiniFreak - Vintage Keys Sound Bank - FREE Download


video upload by Luke Million

"Download the Bank for FREE here:

https://www.lukemillion.com/product-p...

Introducing my “LM Vintage Keys” Sound Bank for the Arturia ​MiniFreak.

I have only scratched the surface of the MiniFreak in the short time I have owned it and thought a great start would be to emulate some classic bread & butter analog synths tones with the flexibility of the MiniFreak’s sound engine.

This is a collection of custom presets that explore vintage synth tones inspired by some of my favourite synthesisers such as the Oberheim OB8, Sequential Prophet 5, Moog Multimoog, Roland Jupiter 4 and Juno 6 and many more.

Load this bank into your MiniFreak V library and import the file straight into where you desire in your MiniFreak.

It is Xmas time, so this is my gift to all you owners of the MiniFreak/MiniFreak V.

List of presets included;

LM ARP Bass
LM Big Moog
LM Brass Ph
LM CS Brass
LM Doc Lead
LM FM Piano
LM JP Strings
LM JP4 Poly
LM JP6 Fizz
LM Juno Arp
LM Juno Poly
LM JX Brass
LM Moog Bass
LM Moog Lead
LM Multi Bass
LM OB Brass
LM P5 Brass
LM P5 Pluck
LM P5 Sync
LM Solina Ens

All audio is straight from the outputs of the MiniFreak to a Universal Audio Apollo 16 and then recorded direct into Protools Studio with no further processing."
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