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Saturday, June 01, 2024

Analog Rytm & PO MEGAMAN: "KeeJen" (TDK cover)

video upload by tubesockor

"Third time making a TDK cover now, but can't help it - they are too good and too fun to play! This is KeeJen, from the TDK album 'Retrospect'.

All sounds come from the Elektron Analog Rytm MKII using three voices of SY CHIP and one hihat voice. The leads are played on the Teenage Engineering PO-128 Megaman Pocket Operator.

Played in one go. Rytm audio is direct from the unit, PO has a little delay."

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Analog Rytm 1.70 // SY CHIP // The Complete Guide

video upload by tubesockor

"OS 1.70 for Elektron Analog Rytm just came out with five brand new machines. One of them is SY CHIP, a chip tune-inspired little thing which can do a vast array of sounds. This is a thorough walkthrough of the background, its features and how to make sounds with it.

0:00 Intro
0:16 Some sound examples
0:32 Background and history
2:26 Offset parameters, arps
3:10 Speed parameters
3:42 Amp parameters
3:56 Waveform parameter, basic
5:56 Chiptune demo 1
7:29 Waveform parameter, tables
9:43 Sound design, drums
11:14 Chiptune demo 2

A small cover of Mutetus "Only 299.99" is played.

#c64 #sid #elektron #synthesizer #drummachine #synth #chiptune"

Sunday, November 19, 2023

TherapSID & ARMSID ASID : 3 x SIDs + FM

video upload by tubesockor

"My latest changes for the Open Source TherapSID firmware includes full ARMSID & ARM2SID support plus other enhancements to ASID and the OS:
* ASID can play & remix C64 songs using up to 3 x SIDs including FM (OPL2, FM-YAM, Sound Expander etc)
* Configuration of ARMxSIDs can be done on the fly, using an updated @twistedelectrons8404 web browser tool
* Turbo MIDI support (using Elektron TM-1 MIDI interface) to handle speeds up to 8x regular MIDI
* DeepSID updates to support the above
* Support for the third ARM2SID SID emulation in the regular synth mode, supporting 9-voice SID polyphony

0:00 Intro & overview
0:35 Playing & remixing SID + FM songs, ASID enhancements
3:34 Multi-SID & multi-speed support with Turbo MIDI
4:20 DeepSID updated
4:32 In-device ARMSID configuration using web tool
5:15 9-voice SID polyphony (over MIDI)
5:50 Improved detune mode (over MIDI)
6:02 Outro"

You can find additional demos of the ThreapSID by tubesockor here.

Thursday, June 08, 2023

TherapSID - more ASID and DeepSID support | Playback and remix C64 SID tunes

video upload by tubesockor

"Here is a new demo with further enhancements to my development version of the ASID support for Twisted Electrons TherapSID. This enables playback of Commodore 64 SID files on the TherapSID hardware and also adds extensive remix capabilities.

Also being demoed is in-development ASID support for DeepSID - the browser-based SID player and database. When released, this means that not only TherapSID but also SidStation, Midibox and Commodore 64 (Station64) owners can playback C64 SID tunes straight from the browser.

Commodore 64 SID Songs played in the video:
0:00 Fjoss V1.1 - Moppe (2002)
1:06 Green Beret - Martin Galway (1986)
3:27 Ballad for Jeff - Shogoon (2023)"

Thursday, April 13, 2023

TherapSID with ASID support! (Plays C64 SID tunes)

video upload by tubesockor

"Since the Twisted Electrons TherapSID firmware is now open source, I have implemented some enhancements to my unit, adding 'ASID' protocol support and performance controls, showcased here. ASID was originally developed as a way of sending Commodore 64 SID files over MIDI to be played back on the Elektron Sidstation.

First few minutes shows the features, then follows some full SID songs. This TherapSID is equipped with two 6581 SIDs, a bit panned to give a stereo effect.

00:00 Intro
00:21 Acidjazzed Evening - GRG
01:01 Oscillator visualisation
01:15 Snippets of tunes
01:50 Filter visualisation
02:02 Performance controls
02:56 Wonderland XII Tune 2 - Magnar
05:19 Supremacy - Jeroen Tel
09:09 Banaanin Alle - Mutetus
13:06 Fist II - Neil Brennan
16:03 Cybernoid II - Jeroen Tel
21:47 Comic Bakery - Martin Galway
24:56 Artillery - Geri Tjelta
32:21 Cobra - Ben Daglish
35:28 Delta - Rob Hubbard"

Monday, September 26, 2022

Commando - on Syntakt (C64 SID chiptune recreated)

video upload by tubesockor

"I recreated the title music of 'Commando', the Commodore 64 game from 1985 - on an Elektron Syntakt. To do this I reverse engineered the 6510 assembly code of Rob Hubbard's driver and analysed the SID chip timings in extreme detail, in order to emulate it as close as possible on the Syntakt.
Just like the SID chip on the C64, I'm only using three monophonic channels.
Some text on the process and inner workings of SID tunes on Commodore 64 is available as well.
Sound is taken directly from the Syntakt’s outputs."

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Syntakt : Six-voice analog poly synth jam

video upload by tubesockor

"Got inspired by some chorused chords I played on my 6-voice Roland Juno-60 from 1982 and wanted to recreate something similar on the Elektron Syntakt using its analog voices.
Here I use three Dual VCO engines to create six notes, and then add some kind of electro swing beat jam to it. Hi-hats comes from the Analog Cymbal machine and the rest is using the digital tracks.
Only one pattern is used, so variations come from trig conditions and mutes. All audio is directly from the Syntakt main outs - no processing done."

Elektron Syntakt : Chiptune livejam "The Last V8" - C64 SID-style

video upload by tubesockor

"The brand new Elektron Syntakt is here!
I'm doing a brief overview, followed by a SID emulation rendition of Rob Hubbard's theme music for the C64 game "The Last V8" from 1985. Then it grows into a live jam, using all the 12 digital and analog tracks of the Syntakt, including the features such as analog distortion.

I am doing all kinds of trick in order to simulate the SID here and to stay as true to the original as possible. More info in the video!

0:00 Intro
1:50 Song starts
3:57 Live jam!"

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Elektron Officially Introduces the New Syntakt 12 Track Drum Computer and Synthesizer

video upload by Elektron

This post is developing. Check back for new videos and updates below.

Street price appears to be $999. See dealers on the right for availability. In via Alex Timchak.

"We are delighted to announce the release of Syntakt – the 12 track drum computer and synthesizer that fuses digital and analog synthesis together in one music megabox.

Enter this sonic metropolis and experience epic sounds from the past, while pulling others into existence from the future. Syntakt is a drum specialist, full of percussive possibilities, but its four analog and eight digital tracks can be used for melody, harmony, and bass sounds too, giving you a musical melting pot with dozens of machines at your disposal.

Affect the sound of each machine with the intuitive and playful graphics. Add analog distortion and filtering to your mix or separate tracks, using the FX block. Run wild and free with the four expressive modifiers. Access a variety of different scales via the keyboard mode. And create dynamic soundscapes with its phenomenal sequencer.

The streets of Syntakt are never-ending, the neon lights are never-dimming, its underground is fathomless. Discover worlds within worlds."

video upload by Elektron

"Syntakt is a sonic metropolis of machines, fusing digital and analog synthesis together in one drum and melody megabox. A 12 track drum computer & synthesizer melting pot like Syntakt needs a majestic guide. Let the intrepid Elin Piel show you around the many features at your disposal."

Baseck Plays : Elektron Syntakt : 12 Track Analog & Digital Synthesizer / Drum Computer

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Elektron's newest device is finally here : The Syntakt ! A 12 Track Synthesizer and Drum Computer!
Let's see how far our friend Baseck can push this new machine.
Grab one NOW :

Read our Signal article dissecting the Syntakt :


Elektron Syntakt : Analog & Digital Synthesizer and Drum Computer : Walkthrough with Mario !

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our pal Mario from Elektron came down to the Perfect Circuit HQ and walked us through the ins and outs of their newest Synthesizer and Drum Computer : Syntakt

0:00 - Intro & overview
1:30 - Machines & Visual Language
3:27 - Beats To Melt Brains To
3:59 - Modifiers
7:40 - FX Track
11:50 - Outro Jams

Elektron Syntakt Analog & Digital Drum Machine

video upload by Reverb

"Elektron's new instrument, the Syntakt, is a powerful combination of analog drum sounds, digital synthesis, and new performance features not seen on any other Elektron product. In partnership with Elektron, watch as our host Fess breaks down these features."

Getting Started With The Syntakt

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video I show you how to use the Elektron Syntakt. This tutorial requires no prior experience with an Elektron product.

Get yourself a Syntakt here and help support the channel at no extra cost to you:

Step up your game with 1 on 1 lessons:"

Syntakt and Octatrack Performance - The Ultimate Duo

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video I perform one of my new tracks using the Elektron Syntakt and the Octatrack MK2. All the sounds in this video are from the Syntakt, I am using the Octatrack with my performance template.

Get my Octatrack performance template (among other rewards) by joining my Patreon:"

Syntakt Demo and Overview

video upload by Patchwerks

Learn more about the Elektron Syntakt here:

Elektron Syntakt. Techno and Electro Patterns

video upload by Adam Jay

"Some patterns I’ve made with Syntakt. No processing.

Things I love: The machines! The flexibility!

It can be so many things.
8 tracks of Model cycles chord machines with deeper control, 2x LFO per track, full envelopes, dual filters, p-lockable FX track. Or half a Rytm , plus new digital drum synth and bass/lead synth machines.

Or a mix between.

All with a tasty chunk of analog Heat drive, filter, and EG, but p-lockable!

There is an inverted envelope shape in the analog fx that I use as a master compressor. The drive is lovely. I also love using some of the analog kicks with a bandpass filter for textures. Can even get kinda of vinyl pops and clicks out of these.

Can have up to 3 simultaneous analog DVCO machines."

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:35 Overview
4:35 Connectivity
5:30 Project scope
7:05 Panel layout
10:10 Digital machines
17:45 Analog machines
23:10 Analog FX Block
25:15 FX sequencing
26:45 Trig mods
28:50 Sequencing
29:30 Patterns & scales
30:50 Grid rec
31:30 Live rec
31:50 Step rec
32:45 Param locks
34:20 Conditional trigs
35:40 Filters
37:05 LFOs
38:45 Digital FX
39:55 Mixer
40:10 MIDI sequencing
42:00 Sound banks
42:35 Expression
43:20 Misc combos
44:05 Pattern chains
44:45 Pros & cons
48:05 Factory patterns

Elektron Syntakt : Live remake of "The Last V8" - C64 SID chiptune

video upload by tubesockor

"The brand new Elektron Syntakt is here!
I'm doing a brief overview, followed by a SID emulation rendition of Rob Hubbard's theme music for the C64 game 'The Last V8' from 1985. Then it grows into a live jam, using all the 12 digital and analog tracks of the Syntakt, including the features such as analog distortion.

0:00 Intro
1:50 Song starts
3:57 Live jam!"

Full details:

12 Track Drum Computer & Synthesizer

Enter a sonic metropolis with Syntakt. Analog and Digital synthesis. Drum and melody. In full fusion.

All your sound crafting, sequencing, and performance needs are fulfilled, in an all-round music mega box that fits in your lap. Syntakt is a drum specialist, full of percussive possibilities, but its four analog and eight digital tracks can be used for melody, harmony, and bass sounds too. Experience epic sounds from the past, pulling others into existence from the future.

The streets of Syntakt are never-ending, the neon lights are never-dimming, its underground is fathomless. Discover worlds within worlds. Adore now. Explore forever.

Meet the machines
There are 35 sound-generating machines to call on, covering a wide range of drum and melodic sounds. Some machines have been reimagined from Analog Rytm and Model:Cycles, with deeper sound control for the latter, while others are entirely new to the world.

For you to create and personalize your sound, we’ve made sure you’ve got a set of parameter controls tailor-made for each machine. They let you quickly tweak the nature of each type of sound, showing you just the relevant options. Comprehensive without being overwhelming. Let loose with analog or digital overdrive, depending on the tracks you’re playing with.

The graphics more than play their part too, with plenty of animated icons offering visual guidance and extra clarity on how each parameter affects the sound. The joys of tweaking shouldn’t only be for the ears after all.

Special effects
Syntakt lets you route any of your synth tracks or external audio sources through the FX block. This gives you analog distortion and filtering, and a couple of LFOs to go to town with. Additionally, you can also call on Delay and Reverb as powerhouse send effects.

And all of the above effects can be sequenced with the FX track. Have them kick in at just the right moment. Add accents and dramatic changes to the selected tracks or external audio. Or use it as a master track for ducking and gating effects.

Modify the moment
Wield a little extra trig craft using the four modifiers, offering four varied levels of expression. Configure the first two modifiers to give you the retrig or velocity behavior you desire, and use the other two to access custom intensities of other parameters. They’re ready for action regardless of which synth track you’re using.

And the best bit is that they don’t just give you that extra playability fun in the here and now, you can also capture the moment by recording to the sequencer.

The keys to the city
Syntakt’s keyboard mode gives you a whole bunch of different scales to play with.

There are some familiar faces and some maybe a little less familiar for you to try out, helping you discover new places and taking things to another level.

Play across a single octave like on a piano keyboard. Or use fold, and have several octaves laid out in front of you.

Deep sound-shaping
Syntakt comes full of filter and envelope goodness. All tracks have a Multimode filter to put to use allowing you to emphasize different parts of your sound, with the digital tracks also able to call on Parametric EQ and a Base-width filter – an additional filter giving you even more sonic control.

Choose from two amplitude envelope types to define the ideal contour of your sound. Try out the ADSR envelope – for your wicked synth lines – or the simpler AHD envelope – perfect for transient percussive sounds.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Häxa - TI-82 Houstontracker Jazz

video by tubesockor

via @tubesockor

"The jazz drummer Lars Skoglund (La La Lars) released his latest single "Häxa" as sheet music and then let other musicians make their own versions. Here's mine - done on a Texas Instruments TI-82 calculator from 1993.

The calculator doesn't have a sound chip, instead it is using delicate bit flipping on the communications port to make audio, using the tracker "HoustonTracker 2". I've made a previous video about how that works, which includes my cover of the C64 song 'Warhawk':" [posted here]

Friday, April 09, 2021

Monomachine & PO-28: Hoovering with a Hangover (TDK cover) live performance

video by tubesockor

"The wonderful song "Hoovering with a Hangover" composed by TDK, performed on an Elektron Monomachine and a Teenage Engineering PO-28 Robot Pocket Operator. All recorded live in one take.

The Elektron Monomachine's six tracks is used for drums, bass, chords and bleeps whereas the Pocket Operator is used for the live lead sounds.
I tried to stay as true to TDK's original arrangement (available on the album "Retrospect") as possible. Great fun!"

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Machinedrum X.04 italo chiphouse jam

video by tubesockor

"I took the Elektron Machinedrum with the unofficial X.04 firmware for a short spin. Trying out the new TONAL settings and GND machines for some italo/chiptune/house-something..."

See this post for the firmware release.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

PO-33 & PO-28: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


"A live version of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' using the Teenage Engineering PO-33 K.O. loaded with the (soon-to-be-released) sound pack #16operators, plus some solo assistance from PO-28 Robot

I was invited to contribute to the PO-33 sample pack #16operators arranged by @AA Battery where 16 different creators supplied one sample (or kit). Then the purpose was to make one song using this pack as the main component.

In my case I used the PO-33 for almost everything, except the solo parts which are handled by the PO-28 Tonic. All recorded live in one take.

Used sounds from the pack:
* (...will be revealed when sound pack is released)

The sound pack was originally planned to be released before Christmas so I made a Christmas song, but was allowed to post this video as a little preview :)"

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Digitone Keys: OutRun - Magical Sound Shower [live performance]


"A live performance of one of the OutRun main themes: "Magical Sound Shower" using the Elektron Digitone Keys.

Track 1 and 2 is played live, whereas Track 3 and 4 is controlled by the built-in sequencer, doing bass and drums."

Monday, November 09, 2020

Warhawk [C64] music on TI-82 Calculator - HoustonTracker 2


This one is in via @tubesockor

"This is a TI-82 remake of the Commodore 64 soundtrack for the game Warhawk, originally composed by Rob Hubbard in 1986. It is programmed down to the deepest details on a Texas Instruments TI-82 graphing calculator using “HoustonTracker 2”.
I start with a tech dive into how sound is generated on Commodore 64 and the TI calculator (which doesn’t have a sound chip) as well as 1-bit music in general. Then the song appears, including a custom-written visualiser that I made.

0:00 Welcome
0:20 Commodore 64 & SID
0:58 Texas Instruments TI-82
1:27 1-bit audio on TI-82
2:04 Pulse Interleaving
2:57 HoustonTracker 2 overview
3:47 Warhawk background
4:08 HoustonTracker 2 startup on TI-82
5:58 Warhawk performed on TI-82



Warhawk on C64 by Rob Hubbard:

C64 Rob Hubbards "Warhawk" Oscilloscope View

Unknown Planet by John Keating:

John Keating - The Unknown Planet - Space Experience - Studio 2 Stereo

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Model:Cycles - "No Time to Die" (Billie Eilish) Live Performance

Published on Feb 27, 2020 tubesockor

"This is a live performance of Billie Eilish's song "No Time to Die" from the James Bond movie with the same name, on an Elektron Model:Cycles.

I really liked the original arrangement and wanted to see how far I could take it on Model:Cycles, trying to replicate every (well, almost) single harmony and note.

This was achieved by sequencing a background consisting of beats, bass and a combination of chord machines with all kinds of harmonies and intervals p-locked. On top of this I use the trig keyboard to play the lead melody live."

Monday, November 11, 2019

Elektron Analog Heat - USB Class Compliant Audio Walkthrough

Published on Nov 10, 2019 tubesockor

"The Elektron Analog Heat recently got a firmware update (1.20) which enables USB Class Compliant Audio. This means the Heat can be used as an audio insert to an iPhone, let an iPad run audio plugins pre or post the Heat's own processing, be a sound card to a computer or just allow a live recording of the audio coming out of it into a smartphone.

This video covers a walkthrough of the different configurations, with some simple examples of each."

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Model:Samples does Amiga Tracker Music - Crystal Hammer

Published on May 1, 2019 tubesockor

"Recreating the classic Commodore Amiga tracker song 'Crystal Hammer' - on an Elektron Model:Samples. The song was originally written by Karsten Obarski back in 1987.

The first section is a background story about Amiga and trackers in general, as well as the process on how this recreation was done.

All the sounds were converted from the original ST-01 files, and the song data was manually input on the Model:Samples, only using four out of the six available channels (all for the sake of authenticity)

At 3:25, the music starts.

This was made possible thanks to the new firmware update 1.02A, which allows samples to be parameter locked."

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

PO-33 & 35 live: Depeche Mode's "It's Called a Heart"

Published on Jan 9, 2019 tubesockor

"Did a live cover of Depeche Mode's 'It's Called a Heart' using two Pocket Operators PO-33 and PO-35. The singing parts are played using the PO-35's vocal synthesis.
It took quite some planning and practicing to fit things into these limited devices...

0:00 Intro, background and behind-the-scenes
4:45 Full song, played live

* Contains image of E-Mu Emulator II by Matt Friedman - (CC BY 3.0)
* Original song written by Martin L Gore"

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Join in the Chant - Nitzer Ebb cover on PO-12

Published on Dec 9, 2018 tubesockor

"Drums and bass played and jammed like the 2006 Remaster of Nitzer Ebb’s ”Join in the Chant”. Performed on a Teenage Engineering PO-12. Feel free to chant like Douglas McCarthy on top of it.

(This is a bonus recording I had some plans for back in 2016, but never did anything with it, so could just as well make it public two years later...)"

Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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