Monstrum Media has released MonstrumRocket – a software editor that gives you access to every controllable parameter on the Waldor Rocket synthesizer.
In addition to all the parameters you have access to on the actual Rocket, this editor also gives you a hold button, Vibrato Modulator, Local on/off, reset all, all notes off, MIDI panic as well as an x/y surface to modulate two parameters at once.
An added feature to this editor gives you the ability to store and load programs to and from your computer’s hard drive.
Note: Waldorf omitted any ability to control the “filter type” or “Boost” mode through MIDI. Waldorf’s very own ipad application for the rocket also has no way of controlling these two parameters simply because as it is now with the rocket’s OS there is no CC or SysEx assigned to those parameters.
MonstrumRocket is available now for US $9.99.
Official video for the song Transformer, second single taken from Miss Li album Wolves released on National. More info at www.national.se
Director: Lionel Crainy, Pistol Packin´Music Productions
Photo: Lionel Crainy, Sonny Boy Gustafsson, Mats Nordqvist, Hanna Nordqvist, Jeanette Andersson, Linda Karlsson, Jonathan Sandberg
Music And Words: Linda Carlsson and Sonny Boy Gustafsson
Music Producer by Sonny Boy Gustafsson
Ben Adams and Jez Webb took the time walking us through the Instrument Setups at the Hamburg Stadium before the Depeche Mode Gig on June 17th, 2013. Ben explained the use of the Virus Polar by Andy Fletcher and the Virus TI by Peter Gordeno. Jez showed us Martin Gore’s guitar Setup.
The rarest manufactured instrument – the extinct and impossible to find Birotron playing worn out mixed tapes of string section, brass, violas, choir, and flutes across the keyboard.
The Birotron (pronounced By-ro-tron) is a tape replay keyboard conceived by Dave Biro of Yalesville, Connecticut, USA, and funded by Rick Wakeman of the progressive-rock group Yes, and Campbell Soup Company-Pepperidge Farm Foods in the mid-late 1970s. A Mellotron-like instrument in the prototype stage, and intended for mass production – it was featured on a hit single and used on several albums and tours. It appeared in advertisements and received press in several newspapers as the next ‘latest and greatest’ keyboard instrument. It also received over 1000 advance orders from many prominent musicians worldwide including members of the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Despite this success, it is now generally considered the world’s rarest keyboard instrument in the genres of pop/rock music. It also retains the highest selling price for any Mellotron related keyboard, and since its inception, has been one of the most difficult to find, seldom seen, and least recorded instruments in the entire world.
“The musician is Chris Dale who very kindly let me do the video.
So what did this instrument sound like with a decent set of unworn tapes???? That is a mystery…..Sadly we may never know.”
Soundcells has released Nordic Red version 2, a ReFill based on samples from the Nord Modular G2x synthesiser. They believe that it is especially great for film scores, game music, ambient and experimental music.
Version 2 adds 250 Mb of new Nord Modular G2 samples, new combinator patches and changes in detail.
Nordic Red v2 Contents:
• 140+ impressive combinator patches.
• 170+ NNXT patches containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.
• 850+ 44 khz 24bit samples, 1.3 GB uncompressed.
• Great for film scores, game music, ambient & drones but also modern dance styles.
• 11 demo files with ‘tutorialesque’ value are included.
Pricing and Availability:
Introductory price is 18.90 EUR (normally 24.90 EUR).
‘Prepare yourself for a journey where your creativity can reach new levels‘ – this statement from the ‘Welcome‘ section of the G2 manual is a perfect description of what you can expect from the Nordic Red ReFill. The ability to create an unlimited range of individual sounds will not only provide you with “otherworldly“ atmospheric stuff, the deepest textures and great keys, but also with surprisingly “in-your-face“ bass patches and wonderful pads when diving into this ReFill. The “self-playing“ patches (called “Noodles“ in the G2), for example, are great starting points to create some ultra-deep atmospheric textures – an ideal entry for composing film scores or game music. Or simply pitch down the samples to listen to the “hidden magic“ inside these up to 90 seconds long ‘Noodle‘ recordings. Version 2 adds 20 combinator patches based on 250 mb of new Modular G2 samples …
A quick improvisation inspired by the classic Moog-based John Carpenter’s “Assault on Precinct 13″ soundtrack. The Synthesizers.com provides all sounds.
Casio’s Mike Martin answers questions and takes a tour of the Privia Pro PX-5S. Recorded on 6/19/2013 – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/casiomusicgear
If his music isn’t in your collection, there’s a good chance his sounds are in that synth you own, a videogame you just played or the TV ad you just watched. Watch and let Richard take you on a tour of his North Carolina studio
EverythingTurns has released ArcWave, a granular re-synthesiser ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor.
ArcWave is a granular re-synthesiser that uses samples in place of oscillators allowing very diverse waveform generation from virtually any conceivable sound source.
An independent multipoint envelope generator bidirectionally scans the sample without affecting pitch, producing an ever changing waveform output feed to the filters.
The scan cycle, flow, motion, start point and length along with gain, pan, pitch and fine tune are all definable, plus the scan cycle can be disabled and set to static mode.
ArcWave is available to purchase for £12 GBP. It includes a separate ensemble of the Atmospheara effect processor included in ArcWave.
Mute announce a series of Cabaret Voltaire releases, starting with the vinyl issue of Cabaret Voltaire’s 1981 album “Red Mecca” out on 22 July 2013. Remastered and available here on vinyl for the first time since Mute’s reissue in 1990, Red Mecca features the line up of Richard H Kirk, Stephen Mallinder and Chris Watson, and is Cabaret Voltaire’s third album, and the final full album with co-founder Chris Watson.
Red Mecca was remastered by mastering engineer extraordinaire Stefan Betke (Pole), who also works with Third Ear, Minus, Wagon Repair, Uncanny Valley, Ornaments, BPitch Control, K7 and mastered the VCMG project for Martin Gore and Vince Clarke.
The series of Cabaret Voltaire releases will continue with a box set release on vinyl and CD in the autumn. “#8385 (Collected Works 1983 – 1985)” will collate four of the Cabs’ classic mid-period releases, remastered – “The Crackdown” (1983), “Micro-Phonies” (1984), “Drinking Gasoline” (1985) and “The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord” (1985) – alongside bonus CDs and DVDs.
In early 2014 “#7885 (Electro Punk to Techno Pop 1978 – 1985)” will compile for the first time, both periods of Cabaret Voltaire together on one release.
Via SL Mag