SECRETS OF ANALOG AND DIGITAL SYNTHESIS | Steve DiFuria | VHS instructional course | 1985

February 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SECRETS provides a clear, no-nonsense guide to making any sound on any synthesizer. Starting with the fundamentals of sound creation, it progresses through such advanced topics as programming FM synths like the DX-7. Valuable insights are offered into stage and studio performance techniques which are applied to a variety of makes and models so that you will derive benefit from this video no matter what kind of equipment you have. A 130-page manual is included, making this a complete course on electronic keyboards.

Steve DiFuria is the narrator and featured performer on this video. He is a highly respected consultant in synthesizer design and a Keyboard columnist who has programmed for Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, and Lee Ritenour.

DCI Music Video, Inc. 1985.

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The Story Behind Arturia BeatStep

February 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

BeatStep co-creator Glen Darcey chats to Source about the inspiration behind the design, his first experiences with synthesizers and also how he’ll be using BeatStep in his own analogue-heavy synth studio.

BeatStep is also a 16-step analog sequencer for creating all kinds of musical phrases to be sent to analog synthesizers, MIDI drum machines, MIDI keyboard devices, or computer programs. Its connectivity options let you interface BeatStep with a computer or iPAD using USB, a drum module using MIDI or an analog synthesizer equipped with CV/GATE.

It’s priced at US $129 / EURO 99, and is expected to be available in March.

2014 Winter NAMM Show – Moog 500 Series Analog Delay

January 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Trent from Moog Music walks us through the 500 Series Analog Delay with full MIDI plug-in control for integrating with your digital audio workstation.

Elektron Analog Rytm overview with Mr. Dataline at NAMM 2014

January 26, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Elektron’s in-house product expert Cenk aka Mr. Dataline gives us the rundown on the new Analog Rytm analog drum machine.

NAMM 2014: Elektron Analog Rytm Drum Machine

January 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

See and hear Elektron’s brand new Analog Rytm hybrid analogue and digital drum machine in this exclusive demo at NAMM 2014

Elektron Analog RYTM Drum Machine Analog drum synth with sample layer

Elektron Analog Rytm – 8 voice analog drum machine with sample support

January 22, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

First look at the new drum machine from Elektron. It is an eight voice analog drum machine with sample support. Distinguished by the power of analog drum sounds fused with samples. Perfected by the immediacy of drum pads coupled with Elektron sequencing.

  • 8-voice analog drum machine with sample support
  • Analog filter & distortion per voice
  • 12 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
  • Reverb & delay send effects
  • “World-class” Elektron step sequencer
  • Performance-oriented beat control

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Time machine: ELGAM MATCH 7c Analog Rhythm Box 1972

January 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Elgam Match 7c is a non programmable analog rhythm box from Italy – the first from Elgam. It came out 1972. The 7 rhythms are mixable and very basic. It has a characteristic sound!

He plays the Elgam with delay and reverb effects (Lexicon MPX-500 and Roland DEP-5).

Vermona DRM 1 Mk3 // analog drum synthesizer

December 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The DRM1 MKIII is an analogue drum synthesizer.

It offers eight instruments, each with seven knobs for forming the sound plus a panorama- and a volume-controller. The user interface is absolutely clear and intutitve – one knob, one function.


The instruments on the DRM1 MKII are as following:

  • KICK
    Mainly but not only for making big and fat kick drums.
  • DRUM1 and DRUM2
    Very flexible instruments that can generate kick- and tom sounds a s well as bongos. Anything from zapp to bling and fantastic PIUU…
    Three oscillators can be detuned and gives you nice cowbell-like sounds. If you like submarines you can create a nice sonar ping.
    What can we say about that? Well, you get what you expect.
  • Hi Hat1 and Hi Hat2
    That’s analogue (heavy- or soft-) metal.
  • CLAP
    Classic analogue hand claps.

The instruments of the DRM1 MKIII can be triggered by MIDI (of course velocity-sensitive). There is also an optional trigger option avilable that connects the drum machine to your analogue step sequencer or whatever gives out gate voltage or switch trigger. Beside the main outputs each channel is equipped with an individual output that also can be used as an channel insert.

Background video description:

One of the best versatile analog drum expanders currently made. Awsome KICKS, jazzy SNARES, weird dubby FX, the beast electronic CLPAS I ever has and the right mixture of CAMBALS

Analog Delay MF-104M & Analog Modular System Tinysizer & MFB-Tanzbär

December 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

No external effects! Recorded with Ableton Live

Teaser for the new Elektron Analog Keys

November 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Launch event from Berlin featuring the latest edition to the Elektron family – Analog Keys


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