Another quick Moog Sub 37/Eventide H9/DSI Pro 2 combo, this time with the Borderlands app in the background. Also this time, sending a MIDI clock synced S&H LFO from the Pro 2 to modulate the Sub 37 filter cutoff. Kind of subtle, but it adds a nice extra bit of rhythm to what is otherwise a pretty floaty piece. The multi-tap delay on the H9 is also synced to the same clock. Really enjoying the “Stryngth” preset on the 37. Very rich… learn more at www.experimentalsynth.com
A quick and ragged spin on a Moog Sub 37. It sounds great, and sounds really, really great run through an H9, and really, really, really great paired with a Pro 2.
Virtual vocalist Hatsune Miku has ‘announced’ plans for a 2016 US concert tour. Hatsune Miku – whose name translates to ‘sound of the future’ – is a anime vocalist, with a voice synthesized using Yamaha’s Vocaloid. Vocaloid works by combining text with note and performance information, entered on a piano roll interface.
In performances, Hatsune Miku’s animated image is presented as a hologram-style projection, with its movements synchronized with the synthesized vocal track.
- April 23 in Seattle, WaMu Theater
- April 30 in San Francisco, The Warfield
- May 6 in Los Angeles, Microsoft Theater
- May 14 in Dallas, The Bomb Factory
- May 20 in Toronto, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
- May 28 in New York, Hammerstein Ballroom
Sound Dust has launched Flutter EP, an electric piano instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Flutter EP is an electronic piano like you’e never heard before.
She is packed to the brim with specially devised samples made from a variety of slutty analogue hardware synths and keyboards. All sample sets morph and loop through various transitions for a mind boggling selection of unique but Wurly-ish, Rhodes-y, organ-esque, DX like electric piano type sounds….but of course there is a twist.
Think Radiohead, Jon Hopkins, Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds or maybe Steve Reich in a fist fight with Trent Reznor.
Flutter EP features
- 1.2GB (compressed) 24bit stereo samples.
- 120 presets created from 12 imagined electric piano and organ multisample sets.
- Sample sets made from cunning variations of Hohner Pianet T, Moog Voyager, Nord Modular, Nord Wave, Soulsby Atmegatron, Waldort Wave XTand DSi Pro2 all recorded through a stereo pair of Warm Audio Tone Beast preamps.
- Macro page -for quick access to master controls of volume envelope, filter, effect sends and tube/transistor distortion..
- Macro page -instant shape presets for volume envelope and filters.
- Micro page -individual control on a per note basis of volume envelope, pan, low and highpass filters and effects sends.
- Micro page -individual control on a per note basis of sample start, loop position and loop length.
- Micro page -individual per note trigger settings for BPM synced note repeats.
- Micro page -chaos and order controls for instant parameter randomisation.
- Flutter control – modwheel hard wired to unique ‘flutter’ effect -wiggle it and you’ll soon find out what it does.
- 20 custom reverb convolution impulses.
- RTFM tab -so you can’t lose the manual.
Flutter EP for Kontakt 5.5.1 or above (full version) is available for purchase for £35 GBP. Until November 30th, 2015, a 20% discount is available with coupon code PSEUDCASE at checkout.
Taken from the BABYLONIA album MULTIDIMENSIONAL
Written by M. Giunta, R. Rosa
Directed by Gianluca Miotto
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Italian electropop / rock act.
The single holds 3 tracks, the radio edit, a Spyne e Palmieri remix and a minimalversion of the album track “Love Is Healing”. You can get it right here on iTunes.
“I breathe” is the second song to be released from the album and follows on the heels of the first single “Love Is Healing” from a few months ago, a song that was played by various national and regional radio stations and even appeared on MTV’s playlist over the past summer.
The song was produced by Marco Barusso, who has worked in the past with Nek (“Fatti Avanti Amore”), Eros Ramazzotti, Modà and Lacuna Coil. The mastering was in the hands of Ted Jensen of the Sterling Sound Studio in New York.
Babylonia also release a video for the track, that one was directed by Gianluca Miotto, who has directed videos for Andrea Nardinocchi and others.
Native Instruments has announced the release of iMaschine 2, the follow up to the beat making sketchpad for iOS.
iMASCHINE 2 expands on the original with a new set of powerful features, including the Arranger, Step Mode, and Smart Play functionality. It is also the first music production app to include optimizations for the new 3D Touch features on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
iMASCHINE 2 adds new, powerful features to the acclaimed simple workflow of the original. The Arranger allows producers to turn loops and scenes into full tracks by creating different patterns per group, and then adding, moving, and deleting song sections. Step Mode facilitates drum programming with no finger drumming skills required – users can use the
4×4 pad grid as a step sequencer to produce loops. The new Smart Play keyboard introduces Scale, Chord and arpeggiator functionality to iMaschine 2, allowing users to play chords, melodies, and basslines that are always in-key. Scale mode offers users to select from a variety of traditional and non-traditional scales, while Chord mode will turn a single key stroke into a full chord, which is especially useful when working on a mobile device. Within Chord Mode, the new Chord Sets present ready-to-play progressions to inspire and augment compositions.
Furthermore, a powerful arpeggiator makes it easy to add dynamic motion to a track. Projects created with the original iMASCHINE open effortlessly in iMASCHINE 2, allowing producers to use these new features on all their tracks.
iMASCHINE 2 introduces color coding for fast visual organization of projects. Users can now find sounds and groups by color and navigate through songs with ease. For users of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iMASCHINE 2 makes creative use of 3D Touch – Apple’s latest interactive feature. For example, when using the Note Repeat feature, 3D Touch adjusts playing dynamics based on how hard users press a pad, mirroring the functionality of MASCHINE hardware. In the same mode, users can also adjust the rate – the harder a user presses a pad, the more rapid the rate is played. Producers can accelerate their workflow further with 3D Touch Quick Actions for entering Step Mode, muting pads, or erasing notes, and even to open up a new project or directly enter the field recording function from the home screen of their iPhone.
iMASCHINE 2 includes the Mixer page, effects, and sample editor from the original software. The Mixer page allows for level balancing of each of the four groups in iMASCHINE 2. The effects section lets users quickly and easily add space, motion, and additional sound shaping to a track with professional effects. A convenient sampling feature allows producers to import music directly from their iTunes music collection, or create their own sample library. Once finished, projects created in iMASCHINE can be exported and opened in the full MASCHINE software for further adjustments and finalization, or uploaded directly to Soundcloud.
For users who have created music with the sounds in iMASCHINE Expansions or those looking to expand their sound palette further, Native Instruments have created the ULTIMATE COLLECTION – a specially priced bundle of 36 iMASCHINE Expansions available for $0.99 until December 1, 2015 – the price of just one iMASCHINE Expansion.
iMaschine 2 is available for the introductory price of $4.99 USD until December 1st, 2015. The Ultimate Collection is available at the Expansions Store for $0.99 USD, also until December 1st, 2015.
the battle 😉
Moog Minimoog (USA 1978) vs. Formanta Polivoks (USSR 1982)
The Polivoks is no Minimoog copy!
The MM has three VCOs and the PV two of them. The PV has a lowpass and a bandpass filter, loop envelopes, auto trigger, a LFO with different waveforms and a lot more features.
This demo video only show the character of the two synths with near indentical sound programs.
I used not VCO3 in the Minimoog and not the bandpass filter in the Polivoks.
Both are fantastic synths with unique sound character.
F9 Audio presents… Grid V1.0 80’s Future Retro 4Gig Sample pack
More than 4Gig of 24 bit audio
451 Individual Wav loops
274 Rex loops
176 drum sounds
83 midi files
22 808 Hat loops ( Wav + RX2 )
6 Signature drum Kits
Riffmatic patches in A, F and Dmin
Exclusive Ableton 9 racks
20 Maschine 2 Multi-sampled patches
Custom Kontakt GUI
Custom Rack controls for Live Instruments
24 Multi-sampled Vintage Synth patches
Round robin analogue bass patches
80s snare drum designer patches
Full PDF Manual
Welcome to the 1st edition of the Grid Trilogy of high end sample packs – One of the finest collections of 80s Future Retro and vintage synth recordings ever made available royalty free. No expense has been spared and we have considered every single part of this incredible 4gig + library. This pack is for anyone wanting to add a touch, slice or Delorian sized slab of 80’s Future retro to their productions and is without genre limits – we really think everyone will find something they love inside it
To get the authentic sound of the 80’s you need the original machines. Then they need to be pre-amped, processed and recorded properly by someone who knows how. At F9 over many months we assembled an entire armada of vintage equipment for the GRID packs including : DX7, TX7 , TX81Z, TX816, and the ultra rare FSR-1. Jupiter 8, Juno 60 and 106, JX-10 Super Jupiter and MKS 70/80 , SH101 and Jupiter 4 . Sequential Pro One and Prophet VS , Oberhiem OBX-A , SP1200 , 808, SQ 80 and a Linn LM1 , Yamaha RX5
All these legendary machines were recorded via F9’s world class hardware chains including Neve 1081,1057 and API 320 Preamps and EQ’s , Processed by SSL, GML, HCL and even a 3 head tape machine, every part of the GRID trilogy has been cared for from start to end Wav file by a Grammy nominated engineering and production team. Just the right amount of vintage ambience and Reverb Processing has been applied where needed
Tempos in this enormous 4 gig pack range from 100 to 140 BPM . All drums loops and staccato sounds and loops are converted into Rex files and every Key riff has been chopped into our Incredibly popular Riffmatic sampler format.
Lucifer – Black Mass 1971
MCA Records – 73111
A1 Solomon’s Ring 3:20
A2 The Ride Of Aida (Voodoo) 3:07
A3 Incubus 3:29
A4 Black Mass 3:39
A5 The Evil Eye 2:10
B1 Exorcism 3:45
B2 The Philosopher’s Stone 3:27
B3 Voices Of The Dead (The Medium) 2:05
B4 Witch Trial 3:00
B5 ESP 1:01
For Educational Purposes Only
From the 1975 album The Unexplained. Produced by Mort Garson
Tonic designed to help musicians learn to improvise and compose in a new way.
It’s available as two ways:
- You can purchase a physical version of Tonic, with printed cards and custom dice; or
- You can download the game as a printable PDF.
“I believe so strongly in Tonic that I’ve made the cards available completely for free,” notes Hughes. “You can download them as a PDF and print them out yourself. These are identical to the printed cards that come with the full version, so feel free to try before you buy!”
Tonic is based around cards and dice. The cards give you guidelines and challenges, while the dice let you select pitch starting points at random.
Some cards tell you what pitches to use. Others have time constraints. Some are for specific instruments. A few are visual. Some tell you to use your computer or phone. Some are meditative, and some are chaotic. Some are straightforward, and some are…a little odd.
Tonic comes with a set of three 12-sided dice. Each side featuring one of the 12 notes of the chromatic scale. Hughes notes that the dice can, in addition to their game use, can be used to pick keys for drills, or to come up with unexpected harmonies and melodic lines.
See the Tonic game site for details.