SynthFest 2015 – Moog Modular – Olivier Grall

July 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SynthFest 2015 – Nantes. Présentation Moog Modular par Olivier Grall.

Music Made With Buttons: Egadz

July 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

New album “Satellites” out now!: http://www.egadz.net

This video was made for the Creators Project (Intel and Vice):

Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression.

Reverse Engineered Yamaha OPL3 FM Synthesizer in an FPGA playing Descent

July 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The OPL3 was a popular FM synthesis chip used in most PCs in the 90s. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_…

OPL3 FPGA code written entirely in SystemVerilog RTL. Music is played back via a port of imfplay from DOS to the ARM Cortex CPU on the Zynq FPGA (running bare metal C++). Music is stored in DRO format captured by running the original games in DOSBox (its essentially register dumps of the OPL3 every 1ms). This particular song is from Doom level 1.

See my github page at:
https://github.com/gtaylormb/opl3_fpga

The 4 LEDs are connected to the first 4 (of 18) channel key on registers.

Quintet 64 – new free Ableton Pack for Push that uses a Modern Classical palette

July 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Flintpope has announced the release of Quintet 64, a new free Ableton Pack for Push that uses a Modern Classical palette.

Inspired by Steve Reich’s SEXTET I’ve made a 64-pad rack with two vibraphones (one hit and one bowed), a marimba, a piano and a voice/organ hybrid. The main instruments have two octaves each to inspire some riffing and there is NO percussion.

In this zip are two racks: one version of the rack is in A major and the other in the admittedly unrelated A harmonic minor because it was a simple rewrite.
The samples are all rendered in SIMPLER so this pack works for Live 9 Intro (v. 9.2) and up. These racks are optimised for PUSH but will work on any midi keyboard.

The pack is a free download from Flintpope.

KORG iM1 App Review

July 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Korg’s M1 digital synthesizer is back in the iM1 synth app. You get all of the original preset sounds from the original M1, plus sounds from Korg’s T1 as well. Additional sound libraries are available via in-app purchases.

Bitwig and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – Keynote presentation

July 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bitwig Managing Director, Placidus Schelbert takes the floor for the Microsoft Keynote at Summer NAMM to shed light on a special project after seeing the potential between Bitwig Studio and Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Filmed in collaboration with Microsoft and A3Exchange during the Microsoft Keynote at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN.

La femme chinoise/Yellow Magic Orchestra(cover)

July 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Live performance – YMO cover

MIDIPipes for iPad

July 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

I’m sure some people are wondering what the heck the MIDI controller versions of my iPad apps are for.

Well, this…

Everything you hear is being produced by the iPad itself, using ThumbJam as the MIDI synthesizer and MIDIPipes as the controller. I was working on a update to the app this morning, figured it was time for a demo video since its been probably a couple of years since I did the last one.

Saturday morning tronica from Whitey

July 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Checking out the Dreadbox Erebus Analog Synthesizer

July 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The DreadBox Erebus is a desktop analog semi-modular synth from Greece

The DreadBox Erebus offers what is essentially a monophonic synth architecture, but that allows for independent control of its two oscillators. This means you can play (or sequence) two different pitches, but the pitches will go through a shared VCF, VCA, etc.

Features:

  • Full Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
  • Full Analog 2-voice Paraphony or Unison sounds
  • 2 x VCO with separate glide controls
  • Two pole (12dB/ocv) resonating VC Low Pass Filter
  • VC LFO with additional VC Depth
  • 2 x Envelope Generators (1xADSR and 1xAR dedicated to the AMP)
  • VC Delay/Echo
  • 14 patches for an astonishing Modular experience
  • CV Outputs: LFO, Envelope, Modulation Wheel, Gate, Osc1 pitch (1V/ocv), Osc2 pitch (1V/ocv)
  • CV Inputs: Osc1, Osc2, Echo time, VCF, LFO rate, LFO depth, CV/Gate
  • MIDI interface: Pitch note/gate on-off, retrigger function (on-board), Mod wheel (patched on-board), Pitch wheel, MIDI Channel select 1-7 or Omni (DIP switch)
  • Paraphony CV/GATE outputs allows you to turn monophonic devices into Paraphonic, or even combine 2 monosynths into a paraphony orgy

The Dreadbox Erebus is priced at US $539. See the Dreadbox site for details.

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