The Roland JX-8P is a programmable polyphonic analog synthesizer from 1985. It is 6 voice polyphonic, it has 2 DCO’s per voice. Oscillator sync and cross modulation available. Analog resonant filters. 2 envelopes. Velocity sensitive keyboard. It also has aftertouch, but be warned, you need very strong fingers… It has a built in chorus (two settings) and unisono modes.
It has 64 presets and 32 patch memory for your own patches. The optional PG-800 was a programmer which allowed tweaking the sounds with sliders and knobs – like on earlier analog synths. But even without the PG-800 sound editing is easy like on a Korg Poly-800.
The JX-8P has MIDI and sysex abilities, but no tape interface.
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Finally checking out the awesome little analog synthesizer from Arturia called the MiniBrute. This is a fully analog synthesizer with a Steiner-Parker filter, CV in/out, MIDI, and USB, all in a nice 25 key aluminium case.
full review: http://soundsandgear.com/arturia-mini…
product page: http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/p…
ARP Instruments, Inc. was an American manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, founded by Alan Robert Pearlman in 1969. Best known for its line of synthesizers that emerged in the early 1970s, ARP closed its doors in 1981 due to financial difficulties. The company earned a reputation for producing excellent sounding, innovative instruments and was granted several patents for the technology it developed.
The Axxe is basically a budget-proof version of the popular Odyssey. With just one oscillator (compared with two in the Odyssey), the Axxe certainly has a thinner sound but it is still that uniquely angular and powerful analog ARP sound. It’s not too exciting, but it is simple and straight forward. A perfect first vintage analog for any musician that will still find plenty of use among more seasoned synth players for quick analog bass lines, lead sounds and synth FX. It has no form of memory storage and external control comes via CV/Gate only. It came with a 155 page text book, overlay sheets, interface charts and a book of 50 patches.
ElliottGarage presents EGSY01 analog synth!
With EGSY01 you can create sounds without any limit, from modern ones to vintage analog ones.
The audio engine generate your sound mixing 2 oscillatros with 4 selectable waveforms, and you can watch the sound created on the oscilloscope screen.
You can set the sounds through the panels “Oscillators”, “ADSR/LFO” and “FX”, and play with any master keyboard (CORE MIDI), or creating a wireless MIDI network, or again sending the audio signal to other apps with AUDIOBUS.
- 2 oscillators with selectable waveforms, volume, octave e detune
- 4 Waveforms (Sine, Saw, Triangle, PWM)
- Core midi/Network midi
- Vca / Vcf
- Evenlope ADSR
- Panels FX (delay + crush)
- Keyboard with 6 octaves and control on filter cutoff
- Modulation wheel
- Presets save – overwrite
- LFO with selectable amplitude and frequency
The app is priced at $2.99.
The A4 is a beautiful sounding synth and syncs perfectly with vintage gear like the TB303
Alesis Andromeda A6 vintage analog synthesizer keyboard demo — playing live ambient chillout / electronica soundscape on Alesis A6 Andromeda analogue synth keyboard.
Created using 2 oscillators, filter and envelope adjustments, reverb, arpeggiator and ribbon controller on vintage Alesis A6 Andromeda analog synthesizer keyboard.
Performed live, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.
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.
- Andromeda’s fully analog signal path is controlled by a high-speed Motorola Coldfire microprocessor, offering 16-voice polyphony with 16-part multitimbral capability. Andromeda features two analog oscillators per voice, with standard waveforms (available simultaneously), suboscillators, hard and soft sync, and more. It provides two analog filters per voice: these 2-pole (multimode) and 4-pole (lowpass) resonating filters are classically-derived designs, and offer you an astounding range of sonic variability.
- Andromeda also provides external audio inputs that allow you to route any signal through its filters. Andromeda has three LFOs, each with six waveforms and many powerful features. It also has three 7-stage, 3-level envelopes capable of functions never before found in any analog synthesizer. An extensive mod matrix offers you an enormous freedom in configuring Andromeda’s sonic firepower, adding to its monstrous capabilities.
In-Depth Control of Your Sound
- Andromeda’s 61-note synth-weighted keypad features velocity and aftertouch sensitivity, and its ribbon controlled offers multiple, assignable functions. A distinctive, futuristic front panel features 72 knobs and 114 buttons (the majority are single function), optimally arranged for rapid-fire tweaking and in-depth experimentation. Andromeda’s large, backlit LCD display provides real-world values of parameters (time, frequency, BPM, etc.) and high-resolution graphics. No other synth has ever offered such a sophisticated, informative control panel for creating analog pyrotechnics.
Controlling the Stylophone with CV works like a charm:
This video takes a look at how the Dubreq Stylophone S2 analog synthesizer can be used with control voltages. It demonstrates how the Stylophone S2 can be controlled via CV by the Elektron Analog Four.
Bass Station II analogue synthesizer performance
Bass Station II overview: http://bit.ly/BS-II
Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analogue effects section. Add a step sequencer, arpeggiator, full sized keys and a powerful modulation section and you have the makings of a synth that is built for bass, but capable of so much more.
Bass Station II key features:
• Analogue synth: brand new version of the classic Bass Station
• Two distinct analogue filters
• Load and save patches
• Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator
• Dedicated Tweakable Controls
• Two Oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator
• Analogue effects section
• Flexible modulation featuring 2 Envelopes and 2 LFOs
• MIDI I/O and USB connectivity
• Players ‘synth-action’ keyboard with aftertouch
Novation Bass Station 2
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I’m using the slightly anachronistic but amazing RS-7000 sequencer to control a JoMox Xbase 999 (Drums) Waldorf Micro Q keyboard (Pad) Radikal Technologies Accelerator (Lead) and a Moog Voyager (Bass). The compositions is kinda cheesy at times but who cares.
Here’s some studio footage from the SAMO Frustration recording session from last Saturns day night.
analog modular synth, apc40, ableton live featuring a jean michel basquiat interview.