Sunday music from Fever Ray – Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife)

April 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

First video from Fever Ray’s self titled debut album:
feverray.com

Video directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson.

Directed by Andreas Nilsson

Music: Fever Ray & Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid ‘Stranger Than Kindness’ taken from the new ‘Fever Ray Special Edition CD/DVD’ originally by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Reason Rack Extension: EVE-AT1 and EVE-AT4 classic british equalizers

April 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Kuassa has announced the release of EVE-AT1 and EVE-AT4 classic british equalizers, two new Rack Extension plug-ins for Propellerhead Reason 6.5 and later.

Offered at $39 $29 (Anniversary Sale, 25% discount still applies until April 21st) each, both AT1 and AT4 were inspired by the design of the legendary Neve* 1081 and 1084 that are known for their clear, smooth, and very musical characteristics.

We are thrilled by the sound and present these EQs as a modern tribute, designed with simplicity and clarity in mind for immediate productivity. Although they share certain tonal characteristics, the EVE-AT1 and EVE-AT4 reveal their differences in the details.

EVE-AT1/AT4 features

  • EVE-AT1: is a 4-band parametric equalizer with an additional high-pass and low-pass filter. Inspired by the EQ section of a renowned British Classic –the Neve* 1081 –this equalizer delivers a clear, smooth, and musical sound to shape your tracks. The EVE-AT1 posseses an additional parametric band with expanded Q bandwidth selection in the low-mid and high-mid frequency ranges as compared to the EVE-AT4. In addition, the AT1 impelements a different high-pass and low-pass filter, giving the AT1 a slightly more conventional frequency response in these areas. These characteristics mean the EVE-AT1 is suitable for a broad range of musical applications, offering flexibility, versatility and all-round utility.
  • EVE-AT4: EVE-AT4 is a 3-band equalizer with an additional high-pass and low-pass filter. Designed as a tribute to the EQ section of the Neve* 1084, which was created as the successor to the legendary Neve* 1073. Although the EVE-AT4 possesses fewer bands, a smaller frequency selection palette, and less Q bandwidth selection options as compared to the EVE-AT1, its strength lies in its unique filter implementation, producing an idiosyncratic frequency response not present on the EVE-AT1. The result is a particular tonal character; the sound and tonal shape of its original incarnation is a hallmark of many classic recordings from the 70s.

The EVE-AT series Rack Extensions are available from the Propellerhead shop.

More info here >>

Xenturion Prime performing “Rise”

April 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Former Code 64 members Hasse Mattsson and Bjørn Marius Borg has a new act called Xenturion Prime and this is the video to their first single.

Official Video for Xenturion Prime for the single “Rise”. (c) 2014 Progress Productions // All rights reserved.
www.facebook.com/progresspro // www.facebook.com/xenturionprime

Video filmed, directed, edited and produced by Espen Geitsund
Music written and produced by Bjørn Marus Borg & Hans-Olof Mattsson (Xenturion Prime)

Aira TB-3 sequencing Waldorf Rocket

April 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

waldorf rocket sequenced by roland aira tb3 effects come from the mc808 in the beginning i used a little reverb later some more effects
this is just an example nothing special tb3 volume is turned down so all you hear is the waldorf rocket damn i really love the rocket great little synth

Trust – Capitol [Official Video]

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

From the sophomore album Joyland, available now from Arts & Crafts.

Buy Joyland: galleryac.com/trust-joyland.html

Director: Will Joines
Producer: Jess Cohen
Production Company: Coco Collective
Director of Photography: Zoë White
VFX Artist: Cory Livengood
VFX Artist: Deejay Forte
Editor: Will Joines
Editors: Karrie Crouse & Drew Blatman
Production Manager: Naomi Wells
Production Designer: Dru Prentiss
Stylist: Kate Stein
1st AC: Sharif El Neklawy
2nd AC: Emily Allen
DIT: Jonathon Bernstein
Gaffer: Masseo Davis
Grip: Malik Salem
Swing: Connor Lawson
PAs: Brendan John Allan, Marina Cukeric, Danny Horner
Color Grade: Josh Kanuck at CVLT Production
Girl: Kyle Beechey
Dancer: Flannery Houston

ttrustt.com
twitter.com/TR_ST
facebook.com/dressedforspace
arts-crafts.ca

Roland TR-8 UNBOXING, Driver Installation, DAW integration – AIRA

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Close-up Unboxing video of the new Roland TR8 (AIRA) Rhythm Composer. What’s in the box, the manual, questions on DAW integration. And as always: how does it feel ?

Microkorg Synthesis: 70′s Wow Keys

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

70′s Wow Keys
EDIT SELECT 1
Voice – Synt , sgl , ply ,___ , ___
Pitch – 0 , 0 , 0 , 2 , 5
Os1 – Dig , ___ , 37 , —- , —-
Os2 – SQu , rng , 12 , -6 , —-
Mixer – 127 , 46 , 0 , —- , —-
Filter – Bpf , 36 , 54 , 14 , 0
Filter EG – 23 , 56 , 47 , 47 , Off
Amp – 127 , cnt , off , 0, —-
AmpEg – 16 , 52, 51 , 45 , On
LFO 1 – S-H , off , off , 72 , —-
LFO 2 – Sin , Off ,off , 28 , —-

EDIT SELECT 2
Patch 1 – LFO1 , LFO2 , 25 , —-
Patch 2 – LFO2 , Cut , -23 , —- , —-
Patch 3 – LF.1 ,2tn , 6 , —- , —-
Patch 4 – VEL , Nos , 5 , —- , —-
ModFx – Ens ,46 , 45 , —-, —-
Delay – Str, off , 82 , 52 , —-
EQ – 420 , 6 ,11 , -7 , —-

LA-50 – new virtual instrument based on the classic Roland D-50 keyboard

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Binary Music has released LA-50, a new virtual instrument based on the classic Roland D-50 keyboard.

The upper and lower tones of each patch were sampled separately and their levels, pans and modulation can be adjusted independently. In total there are 100 instruments made from 2,486 samples – 2GB uncompressed.

The samples were recorded dry, then carefully matched reverb impulses were created using a Roland SRV3030. All samples were recorded in 24 bit at 44.1 kHz.

Released in 1987, the D50 was Roland’s answer to the Yamaha DX7. Although much easier to program, many of the presets found their way unedited straight onto hits during the late ’80s and early ’90s. Sounds such as Digital Native Dance, Soundtrack, Pizzagogo, Staccato Heaven and Fantasia, (all included in LA-50) became staples of many producers. The D50 features on albums by artists as diverse asMichael Jackson, Seal, 808 State, Duran Duran, Foreigner, Enya and Vangelis.

The D50 used a combination of PCM samples and a form of synthesis called Linear Arithmetic, which was actually quite analogue sounding. It was also the first synth to include an onboard digital reverb. On the D50 the reverb had to be switched off on a per patch basis, but on the rack mount D550 it could be switched off globally. By recording the tones dry, it’s possible to use a third party reverb instead of the included impulses.

More info here >>

Scope – new modular sound generator and effects processing plugin

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Glitchmachines has released Scope, a modular sound generator and effects processing plugin, for Mac & Windows, that is geared toward experimental sound design and electronic music production.

Scope’s open-ended graphical patching system and diverse set of modules let you create a custom audio processing environment, capable of a very broad range of effects.

Features:

  • Fully patchable modular sound generator and signal processor
  • Sample library with 1500+ modular SFX in 24bit/96khz .wav
  • 26 Modules ranging from Oscillators & Delays to LFOs & Mixers
  • Freely configurable module slots and signal flow
  • Tactile graphical patching system with virtual patch cables
  • Real-time animated audio analyzers and visualizers
  • 160 patches from 8 cutting-edge sound designers and artists
  • Cross-platform compatibility (PC/Mac – VST/AU 32bit & 64bit)

This is Overview video going over the SCOPE plugin and included modular synthesizer sample library.

This is a basic tutorial video showing how to set up a couple of basic patches in Scope.

We worked with 6 of the best module manufacturers to put together the Eurorack system used to generate all the content. Our goal was to create a functional counterpart to Scope; something you can’t easily achieve with a computer that interacts well with the plugin and gives you a new palette of sounds to work with right out of the box.

Focused on the darker side of modular synthesis, sound designer Ivo Ivanov created a collection of compelling effects that are equally distinctive and indicative of the depth of Eurorack’s prodigious sonic landscape.

This video is showing behind the scenes footage from the making of the modular synthesizer sample library included with Scope.

This video is showing behind the scenes footage from the making of the modular synthesizer sample library included with Scope.

More info here >>

Checking out the Tama Techstar TS206 Drum Module

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A rough demo of a Tama Techstar TS206 Drum Module; 80′s drum brain with twin “tom” synths.

Controls:
SENS; ATTACK; DECAY; NOISE; BEND; TUNE; NOISE MIX; EMPHASIS; LEVEL.

A drum loop is sent to each “Pad Trigger In” via CV. An audio signal can also be used to trigger the drums.

The beginning and end are without effects.
“Frohmage” and “TAL Dub” plug-ins are used elsewhere on the recording, just to keep it interesting, hopefully!!

Tama Techstar TS206 demonstration, pads knobs and external input. This is a 1984 drum brain that consists of two analogue synth modules factory-tuned for toms, in a nearly-19″ rackable unit. I only found TS305 material on the internet so I figured I’d start documenting the TS206.

It turns out to be so much more than a mere drum brain, after the camera ran out of juice I basically had it tuned into a monophonic synthesizer. Wonder how I can add envelope controls and more, if it’s at all possible? Tama Techstar units are a DIY electro-musicians dream, do yourself a favour and pick ‘em up!

The pads you see in the start are original Tama Techstar, the drum skins are not. If you’re curious, I got the entire kit including tom stand (also original Tama-line model, but different brandname) for approximately 70€

More info here >>

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