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Friday, June 21, 2024

Here We Are by ThorF





"So, here we are. Me and you, together in this very moment.Thank you for reaching this point. You make it all worth while. The music on this album, was written/recorded in the last 4 years. Everything ,except mastering, was done in my home studio in LA. To sculpt the atmosphere you are listening to I used various synths and efx. All hardware. Clicks & pops, mis-timed midi messages, live mistakes and other things :) It’s all on it. For few good reasons. It’s how the hardware I own, sounds. It’s how I play my instruments, sounds. From the computer that records the audio to the end of the FX chain.

The machines have character.
I hope their character gets delivered to your ears with these recordings.

Instruments: Novation Summit, BC Deckards Dream MKII, Roland Juno 106, Roland JX-3P, Yamaha DX7, Jomox Alphabase Drum Synthesizer, Custom Eurorack System, Coffee. FX: Strymon Big Sky/Timeline, OTO Machines BIM/BAM/BOUM, Hologram Electronics Microcosm, TC Electronics Hall Of Fame 2/Helix Phaser, Coffee. Recording Hardware: PC Desktop/Windows 64 bit, Quad Core 4.0 MHZ, 32 GB RAM, 5TB SSD Combined, MOTU 828es/16A/Midi Express, Furman Power Conditioner, Roland Gold Instruments Cables, Coffee. Recording Software: Reason 12, Coffee."

https://moatun7.bandcamp.com/album/here-we-are

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Vostok Instruments Interview + Atlas Filter Design & Demo // Machina Bristronica 2023


video upload by DivKid

"With Machina Bristronica 2024 not that far around the corner and with it having a whole DivKid stage again with several discussions lets take a look at the talks from 2023.

In this video Jose from Vostok Instruments joins me to discuss his origins, getting into Eurorack personally, building up the company and modules before getting into his latest module Atlas. There's a lot of filter love, design chat and sound demos.

Thanks to Jose and the whole team at Machina Bristronica for a fantastic time, can't wait for the next one, tickets and info for that here // https://machinabristronica.uk

**TIMING INDEX // CHAPTERS**
00:00 Intro
00:40 Personal Eurorack journey
03:21 Vostok origins
04:40 Multi channel design philosophy
06:04 Atlas & a love of filters
07:46 The sound of Atlas
09:00 Choosing filter slopes and poles
10:33 Normalling inputs across channels
12:28 Choosing secondary CV inputs
14:33 Interpolating scanner
16:49 Quad filter modulated drones
17:25 Filter pings
18:53 Adding click and punch to pings
19:29 Clean click free low end booms
21:40 Playful spacing and needing multiple filters
21:43 Complex patches from simple things + needing “more of the same”

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Dave Smith Instruments Pro-2 soundscape - What is upon us


video upload by MIDERA

"It's sort of a response to the Moog Matriarch soundscape I posted yesterday. They're fairly similar synths - and I have a lot of things to say about that, but I'll save it for another time."

Update: MIDERA initially reported an issue with the cutoff knob: "After playing around with the Pro-2 more, I discovered that Filter 2 wouldn't close properly (it actually went down then back up again as I went counterclockwise, and I know it shouldn't do that in LP mode). I contacted Sequential and they just said to send it in."

The video has been updated with: "I had an issue with my Pro-2. Sequential reached out and it was resolved."

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder Plus

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via this listing

"SVC-350 in great condition with original rack ears and front grab/protection rails.

In fantastic condition, the slider caps are cracked but original (not often you see that, most units replaced them for new types which are very slightly different profile) and the only "fault" is the output level slider has lost its clicks between L M H (still switches between the 3 modes so no loss of functionality). I have 2x spare 3-way switches for this unit I will include with the sale - I meant to get round to replacing this but other things took over in life! If you absolutely have to have this changed for the sale I can replace this part for you (I run an electronics company Myrk- Instruments, and over 20 years experience fixing musical equipment)."

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

KORG BERLIN - Gesprächskonzert at SUPERBOOTH24


video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"The KORG Berlin team talking all things Acoustic Synthesis.

KORG Berlin is back at the Bauwagen this year for another instalment of Acoustic Synthesis. Looking to bring a little more joy into your life, come check out our latest prototype while sipping on a cool glass of our classic lemonade. We are giving a Gesprächskonzert on May 17th from 17:50-18:20 where you can catch the KORG Berlin team talking all things Acoustic Synthesis. KORG Berlin is a transdisciplinary team of ten individuals designing new musical instruments. We strive to release products with a positive societal, economical and environmental impact."

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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Stranger Things main theme: how to sound design the main arp sound with the OB-6


video upload by EthanJamesMusic

EthanJamesMusic OB-6 videos

"This sound design tutorial will teach you how to approach the main theme of Stanger Things. The sound is a simple combination of a pulse wave with a sub oscillator to create the arpeggio.

The Sequential Circuits OB-6 can do a respectable job of coming close to the sound, because of the SEM filter that is borrowed from the original Oberheim that was used in the main theme.

Analog synthesizers have found a way back into film music, which has led to a lot of rich experimentation of what these instruments are capable of. I think my main takeaway is the heavy use of envelope, and setting the filter modulation much lower than a normal synth pluck would require. Also, having a really dry sound mixed in with lots of ambience really cuts through in a way that creates a strong effect.

I hope you learn something from this tutorial, and it gives you some ideas to try out! Please let me know if there are any questions, or if anyone knows what instrument was used on the film. I would guess a Minimoog or similar."

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Stranger Things Theme: OB-6 sound design tutorial: How to make the synth bass


video upload by EthanJamesMusic

EthanJamesMusic OB-6 videos

"This is a sound design tutorial for how to approach the main theme of Stanger Things. The sound is a dirty chorus synth bass that is achieved by detuning the oscillators, as opposed to using a chorus effect..

The Sequential Circuits OB-6 can do a respectable job of coming close to the sound, because of the SEM filter that is borrowed from the original Oberheim that was used in the main theme.

Analog synthesizers have found a way back into film music, which has led to a lot of rich experimentation of what these instruments are capable of. I think my main takeaway is the heavy use of envelope, and setting the filter modulation much lower than a normal synth pluck would require. Also, having a really dry sound mixed in with lots of ambience really cuts through in a way that creates a strong effect.

I hope you learn something from this tutorial, and it gives you some ideas to try out! Please let me know if there are any questions, or if anyone knows what instrument was used on the film. I would guess a Minimoog or similar."

Monday, May 13, 2024

Introducing Ohmicide — Stereo Distortion Eurorack Module from Ohm Force


video upload by OhmForceSoftware

Press release follows:

NanoSeq-9 Sequencer Synth


video upload by

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

Please see more info at Tronicraft.com"

Another Demo of the NanoSeq-9:

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

video upload by TroniCraft Instruments

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

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



Update: pics via this listing on eBay.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

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:

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Roland Jupiter-8 SN 110836

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via this listing

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings

"Roland Jupiter-8 for sale. Meticulously serviced over way too many hours to be better than the rest. We don't cut corners here - the reliability of our instruments is our top priority, so we invest all the time love and money it takes to get things right. As a result, this instrument works like new and sounds incredible! This one's pre-MIDI, but we can install an Encore Electronics MIDI retrofit at an additional cost. This is an earlier 12 bit unit. Tuning was improved in later 14 bit units. If you'd like this unit converted to a 14 bit one for an additional fee, please contact us to discuss."

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Neuzeit Instruments brings AI to Eurorack


Neuzeit Instruments WARP: AI-powered wavetables, stereo spread, knobs saved in presets: NEW firmware video upload by Neuzeit

https://www.neuzeit-instruments.com/warp

Details from the video:

- New: AI powered wavetable/spectrum generator
- New: stereo spread parameter
- New: knobs saved into presets
- And many more cool features that firmware v2.00 brings!

0:00 Intro
1:25 AI wavetable generator
7:22 AI knowledge
10:07 WT export for other synths
11:19 Stereo widening
12:27 Recall pot positions
16:09 Other new features

Press release:

Neuzeit Instruments has released new firmware for its synthesizer “Warp”. Among other things, it contains a wavetable editor that works with artificial intelligence. A neural network generates overtone spectra that are translated into wavetables by Warp. Three parameters are available to the user, with which he can playfully and fluently morph through the creations of the neural network.
The generated wavetables can not only be used within Warp, but can also be exported as a wav file for use in other synthesizers.

Warp is a four-voice synthesizer in Eurorack format whose sophisticated engine is a hybrid of additive and wavetable synthesis. The core features:

- Wavetable morphing in two dimensions (XY)
- complex spectral filters
- Wavetable FX (Fold, Bend, Drive, Redux)
- Oscillator FX (AM, FM, PM, Sync, Noise, Detune)
- 2 ADSRs, 2 LFOs
- Extensive modulation matrix
- Classic high and low pass filters per voice
- 4 wavetable editors onboard, also supporting import of wavetable files from SD card
- 7 potentiometers as expressive hands-on macro controls
- Workflow focussed on detailed work in the studio, easy handling on stage

The WarpEx expander adds:
- MIDI support and extensive CC control
- MIDI MPE
- 4-voice polyphony

The new firmware v2.00 is now available to download for free from the manufacturer's website.
More information at www.neuzeit-instruments.com/warp

If you want to get an impression of what Warp sounds like, you should watch this video with an hour of pure sound demos:

video upload by Neuzeit

Sound design tutorial from Stranger Things Eleven using OB-6 part 2


video upload by EthanJamesMusic

EthanJamesMusic OB-6 videos

"This is a sound design tutorial for how to approach a specific sound that was used in the first season of Stranger Things. I was requested to show how I would make the chord sound that happens in the track "Eleven". The sound is a wobbly synth sound, with some wrinkles about modulated the filter.

The Sequential Circuits OB-6 can do a respectable job of coming close to the sound. This track has polyphony, so a multi-oscillator synth with separate envelopes is required.

Analog synthesizers have found a way back into film music, which has led to a lot of rich experimentation of what these instruments are capable of. I think my main takeaway is the heavy use of filter modulation using an LFO assignment. Also, having a really dry sound mixed in with lots of ambience really cuts through in a way that creates a strong effect."

Monday, May 06, 2024

Sound design tutorial from Stranger Things Eleven using OB-6 and Moog Grandmother


video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"This is a sound design tutorial for how to approach a specific sound that was used in the first season of Stranger Things. I was requested to show how I would make the lead sound that happens in the track "Eleven". The sound is a wet electric piano type of sound, with some wrinkles around the use of filter modulation and reverb..

The Sequential Circuits OB-6 can do a respectable job of coming close to the sound, and I tried to get a Grandmother version to come close. This track does require polyphony, so the Grandmother would have to be multitracked to get the same result.

Analog synthesizers have found a way back into film music, which has led to a lot of rich experimentation of what these instruments are capable of. I think my main takeaway is the heavy use of envelope, and setting the filter modulation much lower than a normal synth pluck would require. Also, having a really dry sound mixed in with lots of ambience really cuts through in a way that creates a strong effect."

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Meng Qi Wingie 2 & Synthstrom Deluge // The process IS the performance!


video upload by Dexba

"The Wingie 2 by @MengQiMusic changed my musical approach (for good).
It made me embrace the environmental noise, it made me start thinking a bit outside of the "synthesizers are for synthwave" box, and its portability, its cuteness, made me more willing to open up and breathe a bit more.
It's hard to explain, but after getting a Wingie I started to reconsider microphones, I got an Arbhar, I got a Befaco i4, I repaired my OP1 Field mic, I even sang into my modular (and you've seen that video already), all things I would have found sacrilegious in the recent past.
The fun part is that all those other instruments cost more than the Wingie, and yet the Wingie is still the tool that forces me to plan more a recording, while also requiring me less effort in doing so.
Love it.
Here it is being controlled by the Deluge by Synthstrom, in the new OLED version, which finally gave me the appeal and strength to study it better, and put it to good use. And I've owned a Deluge since 2018 😄
I hope you'll enjoy this little moment of calmness, my musical way to cope with the incredibly noisy neighbour I have, through resonation."

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Arturia Introduces the AstroLab - Avant-Garde Stage Keyboard


video upload by Arturia

Update: new user videos added below.

Monday, March 11, 2024

Novation Circuit Tracks Pack by Techtronix


video uploads by Isotonik Studios

AVAILABLE HERE: https://isotonikstudios.com/product/k...

"Ever wanted a real sounding piano Patch on the Circuit tracks? Or maybe an acoustic guitar bass, that could pluck more if you hit it harder, and yet retain its low end autheticity. Keys brings an end to this search allowing you create realistic sounding acoustic music such as rnb and soul and a lot more. no more trying to work out a way to get a piano in your sample pool.

Using old synthesis techniques such as La Synthnesis, Freqency modulation, and slight wavetable manipulation, it is possible to create the slight nuances that make things resonate in an authentic way and play naturally on a keyboard or circuit Keys does this in order to bring you traditional sounding acoustic instruments.

Featuring a huge amount of authentic sounding instruments in the patches and crackle samples, aswell as chord samples. This pack makes it very easy to create your own version of an nostalgic track in any genre and add that flavour to sound.

With over 16 sessions boasting 9 different genres, Keys leaves no stone unturned transforming the circuit tracks in to something beyond what it was intented for. you will find many new techniques in the sessions such as shifting steps, swing, a new scale probability trick if you can find it!?!?

Velocity sensitivity is key here, please make sure to turn it on.

You will find that if you play softly on bass guitar, it is more subby, but if you play hard or programme in loud notes you will here the twang. similarly on all live instruments, velocity plays a big part.

Saturday, March 09, 2024

Anamnesis (4/4) - The Temple


video upload by Hélène Vogelsinge

Follow-up to Anamnesis (4/4) - The Lake

"Anamnesis (3/4)

The Temple ⛪

At the top of the village stands the church, one of the remnants that has been most spared by time. Built in the 11th century, it is made of heavy stones. Within these stones, centuries of history have accumulated.

Centuries of faith and hope; the sustenance of the pilgrim; those that propel forward but do not eliminate obstacles and do not offer a definitive abode.

Although devastated, the village is not part of the past,
and there are still a few lineages to bear witness to its
past existence.The descendants of the last farmer live
among the ruins, and we can still hear the sound of life
in the distance.

✨ 👁️ ✨ 👁️ ✨

Anamnesis is a 4-episode series which
immerses us in an ancestral story.
A story about a village and its inhabitants.
A story of resistance and its inescapable faith.

‘All ideas about the past, the present and the
future were shaped and made meaningful by
beliefs and expectations related to the End Times.

The final battle between good and evil and
the down of a new, divine order to death,
divine judgment and eternal afterlife’.

Sending you much Light
✨✨✨
🙏🙏🙏

« And now these three remain: faith, hope
and love. But the greatest of these is love. »

Always with 📷 Chalisk Pito

Notes :

Friday, March 01, 2024

Keys - Novation Circuit Tracks Pack by Techtronix


video upload by Isotonik Studios

AVAILABLE HERE: https://isotonikstudios.com/product/k...

"Ever wanted a real sounding piano Patch on the Circuit tracks? Or maybe an acoustic guitar bass, that could pluck more if you hit it harder, and yet retain its low end autheticity. Keys brings an end to this search allowing you create realistic sounding acoustic music such as rnb and soul and a lot more. no more trying to work out a way to get a piano in your sample pool.

Using old synthesis techniques such as La Synthnesis, Freqency modulation, and slight wavetable manipulation, it is possible to create the slight nuances that make things resonate in an authentic way and play naturally on a keyboard or circuit Keys does this in order to bring you traditional sounding acoustic instruments.

Featuring a huge amount of authentic sounding instruments in the patches and crackle samples, aswell as chord samples. This pack makes it very easy to create your own version of an nostalgic track in any genre and add that flavour to sound.

With over 16 sessions boasting 9 different genres, Keys leaves no stone unturned transforming the circuit tracks in to something beyond what it was intented for. you will find many new techniques in the sessions such as shifting steps, swing, a new scale probability trick if you can find it!?!?

Velocity sensitivity is key here, please make sure to turn it on.

You will find that if you play softly on bass guitar, it is more subby, but if you play hard or programme in loud notes you will here the twang. similarly on all live instruments, velocity plays a big part.

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