Elektron Product Specialist Cenk aka Dataline walks us through the version of Elektron Overbridge shown at NAMM, which despite being labeled a ‘work in progress’ looks remarkably slick and stable.
Overbridge is Elektron’s first foray into computer software and will be a free add-on for Analog Four, Analog Keys and Analog Rytm. The key features of Overbridge are full VST/AU control—essentially the ability to treat your Elektron hardware like plug-ins—over the compatible products, bi-directional USB audio streaming at 24-bit quality, and total recall of analog sounds and sequences, where settings for your Elektron hardware are automatically recalled along with your DAW project.
Mellotron 4000D Mini First Look
The M4000D MINI Mellotron was developed to meet the needs of keyboardists who want a small, light digital Mellotron. The Mini is also designed to fit perfectly on top of the regular M4000D to make a dual-manual Mellotron.
- High-quality semi-weighted Fatar piano style keyboard with velocity sensitivity. No aftertouch.
- Lightweight sheet metal cabinet, fits perfectly on the M4000D, total weight only 21 pounds (9.5 kg).
- Same output signals as the M4000D, but only unbalanced 1/4″ connectors.
- The weight is 9.5 kg instead of 17.5 kg for the regular M4000D.
- Dimensions: 807x329x76 mm
For more information: Mellotron site.
Elektron Analog Rytm Live Demo
Only Elektron Analog RYTM
Here, we are controlling a Roland MC-202 with the Komplex Sequencer. The MC-202 runs through a KOMA ELEKTRONIK BD-101 pedal. The Komplex Sequencer also clocks the Korg Volca Beats. Sequencer A of the Komplex Sequencer controls the CV/Gate of the MC-202, and Sequencer C CVs the Delay Time of the BD-101. The clocks of all sequencers are patched together. In the second half of the video, Sequencer B CVs the Sequencer Start Point of Sequencer A, while Sequencer D CVs the Transpose function of Sequencer A. The Sequence Length, Play Mode and Division are changed by hand to further complicate the pattern playing. Feel it!
More information on the KOMA Elektronik KOMPLEX Sequencer and all the other devices we make: http://www.koma-elektronik.com
A new DIY case with all at the moment available Eurorack Modules of Verbos Electronics including the new Touchplate Keyboard. (plus some Doepfer modules with red knobs)
c) 2015 synthesizer demo by RetroSound
supported by UVI: http://bit.ly/retrosound-uvi
comparision demo KORG ARP ODYSSEY (2015) vs. ARP ODYSSEY Mk.III (1978)
Here is the A / B comparison test. It is very important to say that compared to my old ARP Odyssey Mk.III from 1978. The synth is 100% technically ok, calibrated and in practically in mint condition.
On the new KORG ARP Odyssey are three different filter types (Rev.1 to Rev.3) available and only filter type III is used here in the test. The owner manual for this filter is to comply with the 24 dB/oct low-pass filter (filter 4075) of the Odyssey Mk.III. Furthermore, the Drive function of the new ARP Odyssey is deactivated because it is not this the original. In order to maintain absolute equality, the audio samples were recorded directly via the same audio input without any external effects, compressors or equalizers and then recorded on HD.
In the audio examples, it was not aware of keyboard acrobatics, the focus was more on the key features of sound production as basic sound of the oscillators including pulse width modulation, the filter, ringmodulator, the VCO sync function and especially the speed of the envelopes to make a meaningful comparison to get.
If the old ARP some sounds louder sounds than the KORG, then is that the result of all the parameters.
For example, the sound filter in position III thinned at a high response from KORG out much more and loses its foundation as the old Odyssey MK.III. On both synths is the VCA fader on top position. The sound of the new KORG ARP is more clean, especially in the bass spectrum. The old ARP is a bit noisy and sounds a bit more organic.
some sounds are sequenced over cv/gate with the Doepfer Dark Time step sequencer.
Someone here recently asked me which of my synths was my favourite – I’d probably say the Roland SH-1, followed by the Micromoog perhaps. This is a re-recording of something I uploaded 3 years ago, and I initially posted this on my other channel ‘tomorrowthecure’, but since so few find that channel I thought I’d upload it here too. The outdoor footage is from the highlands of Scotland, the camera was old, and youtube compression has made it look even worse, but the the sounds and images are connected in my mind, so there it is.
the SQ-1 is used for sequencing, does it very well
A little bit H9 Reverb was used, nothing else.
The video is in 3 parts, the part 2 and 3 are going a bit more the “modular way”…