Roland SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer – modern reproduction of the now-legendary semi-modular monosynth from 1975

August 28, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Roland has announced the release of the SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer, a modern reproduction of the now-legendary semi-modular monosynth from 1975.

It integrates the features of the original Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander units, resulting in an incredibly fat and uniquely versatile two oscillator monosynth with modular routing capabilities.

Designed for SYSTEM-1 and 1m as well as Mac and PC hosts, the new SYSTEM-100 uses Analog Circuit Behavior to faithfully recreate every detail of the warm, expansive sound of the original, with a level of authenticity that can only come from Roland.

SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT features

  • Perfect replica of SYSTEM-100 sound and behavior.
  • ACB provides expansive, liquid tone of the original.
  • Model 101 Synthesizer and Model 102 Expander in a single instrument.
  • Sophisticated architecture with dual VCO, dual LFO, S&H, Ring Mod, Noise and more.
  • Versatile semi-modular patching capabilities.
  • Integrated Phaser with modulation inputs, Reverb and Delay.
  • Advanced arpeggiator with Scatter capabilities.
  • VST, AU and PLUG-OUT compatible.

The SYSTEM-100 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is available for purchase for 175 EUR. SYSTEM-1 and SYSTEM-1m owners receive a discounted price by logging into their account.

Impressive sounds generated from a Moog modular

August 28, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ambient musician and composer, Robert Rich, is well-known for creating immersive soundscapes that transport the listener to another place. While studying in Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics during the 1980s, Robert would perform nine hour “Sleep Concerts” – influencing the REM sleep cycle of the audience with auditory stimulus.

During a visit to the Moog Music factory in Asheville, NC, Robert engaged in an atmospheric session with the Moog Modular System 55. Controlling the massive hand-wired synthesizer, Robert orchestrates a sonic continuum that evokes the perpetual organic motion of the natural world.

Nice demo of fabulous machine – Korg 800DV

August 28, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

GForce’s Dave Spiers takes a detailed look at the Korg 800DV or MaxiKorg. A Dual Voice and lovely synth from the early 1970s that was used by Vangelis, Soft Cell and Kitaro.

Electronic release from Denise Rabe – Sunday Blues (Rrose Remix) [ARTSCOLLECTIVE005]

August 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

presenting the debut of Denise Rabe on ARTS COLLECTIVE, Impressive music from this rising star, Penumbra is Energetic, Romantic and Solid. This release becomes gold with the special rework done from RRose.

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Artist: Denise Rabe
Title: Penumbra
Remixer: Rrose
Label: ARTS
Catalogue: ARTSCOLLECTIVE005
Style: Techno
Country: Italy
Release date: 28th of August 2015

TRACKLIST
A1: Sunday Blues
A2: Sunday Blues ( Remix Rrose )
B1: Berlin Knights
B2: Ten Seconds To Hide

The debut of Denise Rabe on ARTS COLLECTIVE. Impressive music from this rising star. Penumbra is energetic, romantic and solid. This release becomes gold with the special rework done from Rrose.

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Exploring the Sequential Prophet-6 Synth, Fun Tweak Preset 605

August 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this short video Bob Gomez shows some of the sound characteristics of Factory Preset 605 on the Prophet-6 Synthesizer. Most adjustments occur in the LFO section, with some attention to the Amp Env & Filter Env sections. Recorded direct to the Zoom Q3HD.
8-25-15.

Zero Hybrid Synthesizer – new Rack Extension synthesizer instrument for Propellerhead Reason

August 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Blamsoft has launched Zero Hybrid Synthesizer, a Rack Extension synthesizer instrument for Propellerhead Reason.

Zero Hybrid Synthesizer brings modern FM synthesis to the Reason rack. Featuring six operators with tons of waveform possibilities, you can create unique FM sounds not previously possible in Reason.

But it’s not just for FM.

Zero also packs additive, subtractive, and RM synthesis into one very flexible and powerful synth. Six additive waveform generators, called operators, can modulate each other through frequency or ring modulation. There are two multi-mode filters for subtractive synthesis. Low frequency modulation is available through dedicated LFOs and envelopes in the operators, two global LFOs, and a flexible mod matrix. Three high quality on-board effects; chorus, delay, and reverb, complete the signal path. Zero is a powerful beast, but still user friendly and fun for experimentation.

300 factory presets designed by Aiyn Zahev, eXode, and Navi Retlav Studio provide you quick access to a wide variety of sounds, like EDM plucks, lush pads, and aggressive bass.

Zero Hybrid Synthesizer is available as a Rack Extension that integrates seamlessly with Propellerhead Reason. Own Reason? Zero is available for free trial and purchase in the Propellerhead Shop.

Zero Hybrid Synthesizer is available for purchase for 99 EUR.

Realistic Choir for iOS – create your own full ensemble

August 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members.

Emo Chorus is a modulation effect used used to create a richer, thicker sound and add subtle movement. The effect roughly simulates the slight variations in pitch and timing that occur when multiple performers sing or play the same part. In contrast to most traditional chorus effect units Emo Chorus allows for astonishingly realistic big choirs with up to 128 voices !

Use live input from any source – Microphone, Guitar, Audiobus and Inter App Audio – or take a song from your iTunes library for processing.

Features:

  • 128 voices chorus engine
  • 20 factory chorus and flanger presets
  • Unlimited user presets.
  • Delay time up to 180ms.
  • MIDI controllable parameter.
  • Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
  • IAA compatible ( Auria, Cubasis, Garageband ).
  • Integrated iTunes player.

Emo Chorus costs $1.99 on the app store (this is a 60% off discount)

Get it here >>

Windows 95 – 20 years ago, featuring Brian Eno

August 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Start up sound REMASTERED for the 21st Century!

In a 1996 interview, Eno explained the origin of The Microsoft Sound:

The idea came up at the time when I was completely bereft of ideas. I’d been working on my own music for a while and was quite lost, actually. And I really appreciated someone coming along and saying, “Here’s a specific problem — solve it.”

The thing from the agency said, “We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, blah- blah, da-da-da, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental, emotional,” this whole list of adjectives, and then at the bottom it said “and it must be 3 1/4 seconds long.”

I thought this was so funny and an amazing thought to actually try to make a little piece of music. It’s like making a tiny little jewel.

In fact, I made 84 pieces. I got completely into this world of tiny, tiny little pieces of music. I was so sensitive to microseconds at the end of this that it really broke a logjam in my own work.

Then when I’d finished that and I went back to working with pieces that were like three minutes long, it seemed like oceans of time.

Eno actually also created the iconic sound on a Mac. In a 2009 interview, Eno admitted “I wrote it on a Mac, I’ve never used a PC in my life; I don’t like them.”

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth – Ondes (Olympia Noise Co.)

August 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This week: Ondes from Olympia Noise Co.

Ondes is a fantastic app in my eyes for special playing with synthesis. You can also add it to your modular synthesizer setup

Inspired by early electronic instruments such as the Ondes Martenot and the Theremin, Ondes emulates the fluid playing style of those classic instruments with an interface and synthesis engine firmly grounded in the present day.

Whether you’re gliding through melodies & chord changes or creating dense polyphonic sci-fi soundscapes, Ondes is an instrument unlike any you’ve played before.

Support Synth Anatomy and the app is available here: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/lu/app/o…

Vintage Legend – new soundset for the CS-80V synthesizer instrument by Arturia

August 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Vintage Synth Pads has launched Vintage Legend, a soundset for the CS-80V synthesizer instrument by Arturia.

The CS80 could do some things that even the most expensive modern Romplers still cant. It had an almost organic quality to it that seemed like it had a pulse. The way the modulation cycled and the filters emoted was very musical. Listen to the classic recordings of Vangelis or Brian Eno, both did some of their best work with it.

It was a synth with a soul, very warm and expressive in a way samples simply cannot come close to.

“Vintage Legend” for Arturia CS80 goes back to the heyday sounds of the CS80. Back to the sounds that were part of early Electronica and Ambient music.

This collection focuses on what the CS80 did best, Pads and Melodic synth presets. Also included are classic arps, brass, bass, keys and leads as only the CS80 could make.

The soundset costs $27.98 USD.

Background video description:

Classic Yamaha presets for the Arturia CS80.
These days we hear a lot about vintage synths but how many of those synthesizers truly stand the test of time?

For many professional musicians, the Yamaha CS80 was one of the unquestionable greats.
It was a vital part of the sound of Vangelis, Brian Eno, Michel Jarre, Yes, Genesis, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan,and David Bowie.

The CS80 could do some things that even the most expensive modern Romplers still cant.
It had an almost organic quality to it that seemed like it had a pulse.
The way the modulation cycled and the filters emoted was very musical.
Listen to the classic recordings of Vangelis or Brian Eno, both did some of their best work with it.

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