Here’s the Medic Modules EKG 8-step sequencer paired with 3 classic synthesizers: the RSF Kobol, the SCI Pro One, and the ARP 2600.
The EKG is a very unique step sequencer with some unusual features.
Each step also has a unique Function control. Each step can be turned off, skipped, repeated or set as a reset point.
Modes; Off (rest), x1, x2, x3, x4, Skip, Reverse, Rest
The (ultra) rare ARP 2600 Blue Meanie/Blue Marvin is under control of S&H module: EGs are fired from S&H Clock; VCO1, VCO 2 and VCF are S&H modulated. Audio signal goes straight into 2600’s spring reverb. A copy of the VCA out signal (dry) is hard switched left/right with Electronic Switch. A great synthesizer, pretty different in sound from the standard 2600 B/W and B/O.
The three square waves from (ultra rare) ARP 2600 Blue Meanie. Keyboard has a long log portamento curve. As usual, (spring) reverb from synthesizer, no external effects.
Featuring Hammond XK3-c, Leslie 3300, Moog Voyager, Arp 2600, D6 Clavinet, Mellotron Mk. VI
Short, first take improv with Arp2600, Moog Voyager and Mellotron Mk. VI. Recorded in Ableton Live 9. Film edited in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 11.
Random fooling around with Future Retro Mobius, ARP2600, Mellotron Mk. VI, Moog Voyager. Emphasis on some less familiar Mellotron sounds. Audio recorded in Ableton Live 9. Film editing in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 11.
We certainly agree with Kip Kubin on this one:
I’ll admit some some envy of those at NAMM making amazing drones and sequences on the Buchla Music Easel. so I decided to do my best with the Arp2600 and my Make Noise Rene. I’ll also admit the the Rene is so good at what it does I barely touched it and out came some of the best music I’ve heard from my Arp.
Nice tutorial from Kip Kubin, details below:
I was trying to stretch my use of voltage inverters to create more interesting and varied timbres in a sequence using Ring Mod as the sound source.
I also wanted to use the Rene as a playable instrument and allow the grace notes to be random. I’m still wrapping my head around the RENE but it’s already has opened me up to new ways of using sequencers in my work.
Here’s Tom, one half of Sound of Science (soundofscience.org) unpacking some of the tools of the trade — all of which made their transatlantic journey without incident!
Synths for Studio A!
Gotta watch those peanuts…
Studio Electronics MidiMii
Studio Electronics has released these photos of the first production Boomstar synthesizer – a Boomstar 4075. Earlier this year, Studio Electronics announced a new line of four Boomstar synthesizers, each with a different style of filter:
- 4075-classic Arp 2600
- 5089-classic Moog 24db ladder
- SEM-classic Oberheim 12db
- 303-classic Roland TB.
The Boomstar synths are priced at $799.
Back to the raw power and purity of non-programmable* discrete analog––where STUDIO ELECTRONICS started in 1985. The snap and punch of hardware envelopes drive the BOOMSTAR’s brilliant voltage controlled circuits with unparalleled sonic integrity and versatility. BOOMSTAR is the ultimate desktop analog synthesizer for those who remember and desire still, the electronic Analog sound that changed the world and for seekers who have yet to discover that magic and delight… in their time.
This new blazing brainchild of STUDIO ELECTRONICS represents the design collective ethos of circuit and software “Saseong” Tim Caswell, tactile layout and lead feature specialist Greg St. Regis, graphic and sound consultant Marc St. Regis, art design wizard of vector truth, John Greczula, cool-headed concept leader Geoff Farr and our relentless and wise feature and functionality consultant, Drew Neumann.
Four Models/Filter types: 4075-classic Arp 2600, 5089-classic Moog 24db ladder, SEM-classic Oberheim 12db, 303-classic Roland TB.
This All-American-Made music machine’s discrete voltage controlled analogoscillators, hand matched transistors in its filters and amplifiers and STUDIO ELECTRONICS’ typically expressive programming feature realizes its name: Earth Grounding Subs to Deep Field Shimmers… BOOMSTAR!
DM ARP 2600 Drums is a free Live Pack consisting of 8 Ableton Drum Racks and 150 original analog percussion sounds sampled from Daniel Miller’s own ARP 2600 modular synthesizer. Extensive controls for real-time sound tweaking and bonus sequence clips are included.
Beginning with his now-classic “Warm Leatherette/T.V.O.D.” single (as The Normal), Daniel Miller and the Mute label have been at the cutting-edge of electronic music for almost 35 years. Singular artists such as DAF, Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, and Erasure began their careers at Mute and pioneers such as Can and Cabaret Voltaire enjoy their canonical status in no small part thanks to Daniel Miller’s expert curatorship of their archives.
Ever the inquisitive experimentalist, Daniel Miller continues to produce with a finely honed ear, merging the best of analog synthesis with new music technology that provides the creative immediacy he demands. Made in collaboration with the Flatpack sound design team, DM ARP 2600 Drums delivers a large selection of drum and percussion patches created with Daniel Miller’s own ARP 2600 modular analog synthesizer. Carefully sampled and programmed, this free Live Pack delivers Drum Rack Instruments with Daniel Miller’s characteristic touch.
DM ARP 2600 Drums includes Macro controls to quickly and intuitively alter the overall sound of each kit as well as individual characteristics of the kick and snare sounds. Further customization of individual sounds as well as of effects and presets can be accessed via the Drum Rack’s Chain and Device buttons. A detailed walk-through of all the customization options can be accessed via Help View in Live’s main menu.