Roland SH-101 – Famous 80s Synth Sequences

May 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track featuring the Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer (1983)

Some famous classic 80s synth sequences. No external FX used.

Memorabilia (Soft Cell live cover) – MicroKORG, Miniak, Volca Bass, Boss RC-505

May 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Quick cover of classic song of Soft Cell, made for celebrate the birth of the new group “Synth and Groovebox cover versions” on Facebook :)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/14221…

Gears:
Korg MicroKORG
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Beats
Korg Kaossilator2
Akai Miniak
Boss RC-505

Effetcs:
Preset reverb from the Xenyx X1622USB mixer
Resonate FX by Korg Kaossilator2

Mixers:
Behringer Xenyx X1622USB
Behringer Q802USB
Behringer Micromix MX400

Audio interface
Behringer U-Control UCA222

No VSTs, no PC, no DAW involved. Only hardware instruments.
No overdubbing. All played live

JEN SX-2000 Preset Analog Synthesizer Korg Micro-Preset

May 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The addition of a VCF and VCA section and four wave shapes to choose makes the JEN SX-2000 much more versatile than other preset synths like the ARP Pro-Soloist, Roland SH-1000/2000, Yamaha SY-1/2 or Korg Micro-Preset M500. This is just a fun little synthesizer.

KORG releases the iM1 – digital synthesizer workstation for iPad

May 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Korg has announced the release of iM1, a digital synthesizer workstation for iPad.

Since it went on sale in 1988 the legendary M1 music workstation rapidly achieved record-breaking sales, becoming a mainstay of the music scene from the late 1980s and beyond. The appearance of the M1 helped musicians deliver professional-quality songs using just a single piece of equipment.

The design goal of the M1 was to deliver sound that would satisfy professional needs in two areas: performance and music production. This goal became the new direction for the PCM synthesizers and desktop music sound modules that subsequently appeared, and has been carried on to the present day with KORG’s flagship model the KRONOS.

High-capacity sampling and the increase in computer speed have enormously improved overall sound quality from a computer, but generating sound that delivers a real sense of presence demands technology and ideas beyond those that merely improve sound quality. The common element of electronic instruments that have left their name in history is that they had a unique sound that was difficult if not impossible to replicate. Sounds such as the “M1 Piano” and “M1 Organ” are instantly recognizable and have appeared on countless hit records over many years, and yet these are sounds that could only be produced by the M1. And that’s what you can now have on your iPad!

iM1 features

  • Advanced Integrated System with 8 parts.
  • 3,300 sounds (incl. all expansion sound cards) and 34 effect types.
  • MIDI program change, Virtual MIDI and Bluetooth MIDI.
  • Virtual keyboard and performance via external MIDI keyboard.
  • KAOSSILATOR-style “Touch Scale”.
  • Gadget-style “Smart Keyboard”.
  • Usable as a Darwin gadget within the Gadget app (Programs only).
  • Compatible with KORG Legacy Collection M1 format (.m1all file type).
  • Inter-App Audio, Audiobus 2 support, Core MIDI.

iM1 for iPad is available for purchase for the introductory price of $19.99 until June 30th, 2015 (regular $29.99 USD). The M1 Cards Pack and T1 Cards Pack are available as in-app purchases of $4.99 USD each.

New video from electro act Train to Spain – All About

May 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Official music video for “All About” from Train to Spain.
http://www.traintospain.se
Director: Daniel Roos
Production: Studio Motljus
http://www.motljus.nu

Pyramid Sequencer Demo – LIVE MODE + FX MANAGER

May 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video is an example of how to chain effects in the FX Manager, sequencing the DSI Mopho x4.

Each track can handle up to four chained up effects. As all effects are real-time processed, the recorded events will not be affected but the sound will change on the fly. In this video only one track is used, in LIVE mode exclusively (CHORD sub-mode). Its effect section contains two arpeggiators, one humanizer and one randomizer.

0:10 keypad used to play simple notes, an external keyboard controler could be used instead of the integrated pads
0:14 octave is set down to access lower notes
0:15 use of the smartpads in chord mode
0:21 tonality changed from Cmaj to Cmin and back to Cmaj

0:34 first arpeggiator added
0:38 octave set to -1
0:59 exit from the first arpeggiator with the following settings:

style = up/down
gate = 200%
rate = 1/1 (slow)
octave = -2

1:03 harmonizer added and set with +5 and -4 to create chords from the first arpeggiator outputed notes.

1:24 second arpeggiator added, playing around and finally setting a very high rate

2:54 second arpeggiator style set to “random”
3:05 second arpeggiator is bypassed

3:11 randomizer added, with param set to “velocity”

More information on :

http://squarp.net/overview.html#Quick… “Effect Manager”
http://squarp.net/overview.html#LIVE_… “Chord smartpads”

SynthMaster Player for iPad – Short Presentation and Demo

May 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this short video we introduce SynthMaster Player for iPad.

SynthMaster Player for iPad is the mobile player version the award winning SynthMaster software synthesizer.
It is targeted towards users who prefer to use presets rather than designing their own sounds during music production. Although it is a preset based player, users can edit the following preset parameters:

1) 8 easy parameters assigned by the sound designer
2) 2 XY Pads assigned by the sound designer
3) Effect bypass states and send amounts
4) Layer bypass states and volumes
5) Master volume, polyphony

The free app comes with 100 factory presets. When users complete registration by entering their names and email addresses they receive another 100 factory presets as a bonus!

After completing registration, users can upgrade to the Pro version of the app by purchasing the “Factory Presets” bank via In-App-Purchase (IAP). With the Pro Upgrade all of the 800 factory presets are loaded and also the following features are unlocked:

1. Users can save the changes they have made to the presets.
2. Users can purchase additional preset banks via In-App-Purchase (IAP). We currently have 28 additional preset banks that contain 1750 presets for various genres/styles.
3. Existing SynthMaster users can download their previously purchased SynthMaster preset banks inside the app, so that they don’t have to purchase them again.
4. Existing SynthMaster users can export their own presets in SynthMaster v2.7 and import them into SynthMaster Player for iPad using iTunes.

BUILT-IN KEYBOARD

The built-in 2 octave keyboard with pitch and modulation wheels lets users play notes without having to connect an external MIDI controller to their iPad. With its Scale functionality, it shows the users the notes on the scale, and with its Chord functionality the user can play a certain chord by pressing a single note.

MIDI SETTINGS

SynthMaster Player for iPad supports CoreMIDI and also virtual MIDI. It acts as a virtual MIDI destination for other DAW apps. Midi input device, midi input channel, and receive midi beat clock settings can be adjusted from the MIDI Settings window.

INTERAPP AUDIO

SynthMaster Player for iPad acts as an source/instrument in InterApp Audio. We demonstrate in our user manual how to connect it to InterApp enabled DAW apps.

AUDIOBUS

SynthMaster Player for iPad acts as a source/instrument in AudioBus, with state saving enabled. We demonstrate in our user manual how to connect it to AudioBus enabled DAW apps.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Operating System Supported: iOS 7.0
Minimum Hardware Supported: iPad 3rd Generation
Recommended Hardware: iPad Air and above

Doepfer A-111-1 High End VCO- Pulse Width Modulation

May 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A short overview and demonstration of the A-111-1 and Pulse width modulation. Sound and Video by Raul Pena.

Roland Pro-Mars Vintage Analog Synthesizer Demo

May 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video demonstrates the sound of the vintage Roland Pro-Mars monophonic analog synthesizer. Enjoy!

The ProMars Compuphonic was unique largely in part due to its introduction of microprocessor control, hence the term, “Compuphonic.” It used an Intel 8048 processor to control the all-analog VCOs, VCAs, and VCFs. This also allowed it to store patches, making it one of the early few analog synthesizers that had patch memory.

The ProMars CompuPhonic has 10 preset sounds and 10 user programmable patches. The preset sounds include Bass, String, Clavi, Piano, Voice, Trombone, Sax, Trumpet, Synth I and Synth II. A very standard and well laid out set of knobs, sliders and edit controls give you the power to create some really cool sounds.

Designed as a partner to the polyphonic Jupiter-4, the ProMars is often considered a monophonic version of the Jupiter 4. However, whereas the Jupiter 4 had only one oscillator per voice, the ProMars features two oscillators (that can be de-tuned). Also found onboard are a nice VCF (filter) with its own ADSR, a typical VCA envelope section, a nice LFO and a pitch/mod wheel that can effect the LFO, VCF or VCA. It even has a noise generator. Nice wood end caps add to its vintage appeal as well.

Yamaha FS1r Synthesizer Demo Songs

May 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Factory demo songs from the Yamaha FS1r synthesizer recorded direct with no effects.

The FS1r is the most advanced FM synthesizer ever released by Yamaha. Not only does it exceed the capabilities of previous hardware by 2 operators with its 8-operator FM engine, it also includes formant synthesis, which can be use to create sounds much like the Human voice.

Though it was not well-regarded when it was launched, its unmatched hardware capabilities make it a very sought-after piece of equipment.

Song list:

1. Vokodrone (0:05)
2. FullTines (0:56)
3. Nebulous (1:14)
4. FatLine (2:05)
5. PikoVoice (2:33)
6. Kalimba (3:19)
7. BeatBox (3:47)
8. SpacyAah (4:16)
9. SuperArp (4:40)
10. Accordion (5:24)
11. FsMoby (5:36)
12. AcidKing (6:09)
13. Shaman (6:42)
14. AnaUnison (7:10)
15. Human (7:32)

For more information about this and other synthesizers, please visit http://soundprogramming.net/synthesiz…

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