Ian Boddy Waveforms Analogue Workshop 2 Dark Ambient sample library

June 7, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

For full details visit: http://www.timespace.com/product/AW2-…

Dark Ambient is the second in the series of Analogue Workshop sample libraries from renowned sound designer Ian Boddy. Featuring 300 samples and over 500 Kontakt patches culled from his collection of vintage and analogue modular synths, these sounds dwell very much in the darker realms of ambience and electronic music.

The patches run the full gamut from subsonic drones, evolving pads and haunting modulations to weird, surreal atmospheres. The one-shot section contains a range of crunchy, deep, weird short percussive sounds and FX that can be used to spice up any drum kit or add impact to key moments in your musical compositions.

A new custom designed graphical interface has been scripted in Kontakt to provide even more variation & programming opportunities in the way the sounds are presented. This is rounded out by a set of impulse responses for the convolution reverb taken directly from analogue modules such as spring reverbs & bucket-brigade delays to further enhance the overall sound character.

Gakken SX-150 Analog Synthesizer

June 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Showing the capabilities of this neat little synthesizer on it’s own.

Check out my original music at these links:
(Electronic Music ) https://soundcloud.com/the-helix-1
(Band Project) https://soundcloud.com/vitalsigns13
(Experimental) https://soundcloud.com/stars-falling-…

 

Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition Preview

May 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition is a limited edition paraphonic analog synthesizer built on the award winning Sub Phatty sound engine. Its panel features 40 knobs, 74 switches, and has a dedicated LCD display, placing each critical sound creation element and live performance tool quickly at your command.

The Sub 37′s new features include Duo Mode, which allows oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 to be played independently, programmable arpeggiator/step sequencer, two modulation busses with assignable source and destination options, access to 256 presets, and a 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch.

Bleep Ghost unveiled

May 8, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

New Media Art and Sound Summit (NMASS) 2014 Kickstarter exclusive! This hand-crocheted ghostly friend with custom light-sensitive analog synthesizer circuit and vintage Apple IIc joystick controller can be yours when you pledge here before May 18th, 2014:http://kck.st/1mE1h9P

DIY: Synthesizer by Thomas Strauß

May 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Homemade analog synthesizer, partly built with minimoog model d circuits. VCF circuit here http://www.diodenfilter.de, which produced the synthi sounds (and drumbox V1.0).

Selbstgebauter analoger Syntheiszer, teilweise aus Minimoog Modell D – Schaltungen aufgebaut. VCF-Schaltung hierhttp://www.diodenfilter.de, welches die Synthie-Klänge produzierte (und Drumbox V1.0).

MacBeth Elements Synthesizer – A ‘No-Compromise’ Analog Synth

March 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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MacBeth shared this sneak preview of theMacBeth Elements Synthesizer – a new ‘no compromise synth’.

Specifications are still to come – but check out the images below for a preview of MacBeth’s latest analog sytnh.

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Introducing the Nord Lead A1R…

March 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Introducing the Nord Lead A1R rack mountable tabletop version of the Nord Lead A1 analog modeling synthesizer!

Be the first to check it out at Booth B90, Hall 5.1 at the Frankfurt Musikmesse March 12-15th 2014!

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ANALOG MODELING

The Lead A1 and A1r are equipped with an all new analog modeling sound engine. As the original inventors of virtual analog, this is our next-generation analog modeling, capable of reproducing the character and nuances of the vintage synths of your dreams with breathtaking accuracy. 24-voice polyphonic and four part multi-timbral, the Lead A1 and Lead A1r are flexible choices for either stage or studio, delivering a stunningly rich and versatile palette of sounds.

THE NEED FOR SPEED

The Lead A1 and A1R also introduce an innovative new front-panel user interface designed by Clavia to make programming quick and easy, while retaining hands on flexibility.

We’ve been thinking about and honing this interface for a number of years in response to what we hear from many professional players regarding the ever-increasing time pressures in creating sounds for stage or studio.” says Hans Nordelius, CEO and head designer at Clavia.

One of the main features of the new interface is the Oscillator section, where Oscillator configuration shortcuts allow patches to be created and edited far quicker than is usually possible for synthesis of this complexity. The new waveform engine generates 47 different waveforms from classic analog to digital harmonic and inharmonic waves.

Using a single LFO and simplified Modulation Envelope with intuitive controls on the front panel, it is also very quick to experiment with modulations, always with a clear overview of the structure of the patch.

FILTERS

The on-board filters include Low Pass, High Pass and Band Pass, along with new stunningly accurate modeled Ladder M and Ladder TB filters introduced in the Lead 4.

EFFECTS

The A1′s effects section introduces two new impressive vintage Chorus and Ensemble models.  Delay, Reverb, Drive, Phaser and Flanger complete the effects line-up, all with independent settings for each of the four slots.

Nord’s acclaimed Morph function via Velocity or the Mod Wheel (Mod Wheel Morph via MIDI cc on A1R) is also included, allowing multiple parameters to be morphed in real time and with exceptionally easy control.

Additional functions include an independent arpeggiator for each of the four slots, Master Clock sync of the LFO, delay and Arpeggiator, MIDI over USB, and four independent outputs.  The Lead A1 and A1R are compatible with the Nord Sound Manager software patch librarian.

Like all Nord products, the Lead A1 and A1R are handmade in Sweden with meticulous attention to detail and quality control.

AVAILABILITY

Nord Lead A1: April 2014 priced at 1459€

Nord Lead A1R: June 2014 priced at 1259€

For more information please visit www.nordkeyboards.com/a1.

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS SIX-TRAK Analog Synthesizer 1984

March 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Youtube alias ‘AnalogAudio1′, takes a look at the vintage Sequential Circuits Six-Trak analog synthesizer, details below:

Synthesizer demo of the analog synthesizer SCI Six-Trak from 1984. It was the first multitimbral MIDI synth on the market (it came before Oberheim Xpander). The Six-Trak has that typical SCI and DSI hardware design – great, classic look with massive wooden end cheeks.

In this movie I play some of my own sounds – on some sounds I used a digital delay (Roland DEP-5) and reverb (Lexicon MPX-500). In the intro I used the sequencer of the Six-Trak.

The Six-Trak has 1 VCO per voice (6 voice polyphonic). It also has PWM, 3 ADSRs, 24 dB VCF, noise generator, LFO with different waveforms. It has a sort of “slimmed down polymodulation”: VCF modulation by VCO for dirty and metallic timbres. Unison mode for fat, monophonic sounds. Great “stack mode” allows layering of six different patches. The Six-Trak also has a little 6 track sequencer and an arpeggiator built in.

I like the Six-Trak very much. I would wish it had multiple outputs and a chorus effect.

Snakebite – hybrid digital analog synthesizer for the Reason rack

February 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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New Reason Rack Extension, Snakebite by DLD Technology is a hybrid digital analog synthesizer which is designed to make sounds that aren’t possible using traditional virtual analog (VA) synth design. Sound creation begins with the triple oscillator bank where each tone can be morphed in real time. The sound is then passed through bit-crush, a screaming 18dB filter and finally digital distortion to create sounds not heard from tamer synths.

A retro BBD delay finishes the sound off, and can be modulated in real-time for crazy pitch shifting effects. Analog control is available to detune things a bit (or a lot) and the binaural system can be enabled to create sub audio bass and increase the stereo field. Plenty of external CV control is available, and the audio path can be broken to insert external audio or pre-filter effects.

Features

  • Triple oscillator with variable shape and morph controls
  • 18db highly resonant low pass filter
  • Venom control for filter overdrive
  • Pre-filter bitcrush for extra harmonics
  • Bucket Brigade Device (BBD) delay
  • Binaural sub audio bass (8-15Hz)
  • Flexible matrix LFO / CV routing
  • Low DSP usage
  • Glowing snake eyes(!)

Pricing and Availability:

€25.00 in the Propellerheads shop.

Moonlight Matters – Why I Love My…Alesis Andromeda

February 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sebastiaan Vandevoorde aka Moonlight Matters explains why he loves his classic analogue synth, the Alesis Andromeda.

CREDITS
Producer: Chris Barker
Videographer: Will Seelig
Video Editor: Will Seelig

The Andromeda A6 is a true analog synthesizer using two analog oscillators per voice, sub-oscillators, hard and soft sync and more! It features 16-voice polyphony. With the Andromeda, you’ll find a huge range of tonal possibilities: searing leads, warm pads, fat bass lines, extreme sound effects and more. And of course there are plenty of knobs (72) and buttons (144), even an assignable ribbon controller for addictive hands-on real-time control! The large high-resolution LCD display is excellent and shows you actual rather than relative values of parameters. Andromeda will integrate seamlessly into any studio with its total MIDI control and sync, individual voice outputs, stereo outputs and several audio inputs.

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Andromeda is completely analog – no emulation! It features two analog filters per voice that sound great! They are a multimode 2-pole and a 4-pole lowpass. External audio can be routed through these filters too (three 1/4″ jacks)! As for modulation, Andromeda has three LFOs, each with six waveforms and they can be synced to MIDI clock. And there are three 7-stage envelopes with very creative and flexible functions. Also onboard is an extensive mod matrix for enormous freedom in configuring Andromeda’s sounds!

No analog synth would be complete without a set of classic effects and features. Andromeda also offers Portamento with nine slopes and legato functions. A built-in arpeggiator and analog-style sequencer are available, with MIDI sync! There are also some high quality digital effects such as reverbs, chorus, echo, distortion and more! Andromeda comes with 256 breathtaking preset patches plus 128 user. A PCMCIA-format memory card slot allows for additional programs and mixes. Andromeda is pure analog bliss, with all the features, stability and widgets of modern digital synths.

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