Covering the basic creation of a new pattern using the Quicksilver 303 CPU upgrade for the TB-303. Notice that the pattern can be programmed while the sequencer is running, which wasn’t possible on the original 303.
Want to create a fat, punchy Drum and Bass break? Then this new video tutorial from Dorincourt is one to watch! Some great tips on drum processing and mixing.
Steelberry Clones at MusikMesse 2013
Taking a close look at the Novation Bass Station II
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The full sounds of the new analog synth from Novation, live from MusikMesse 2013
Novation appears to have a bass synth in the making, teasers pics from thier Facebook site yesterday below:
Or perhaps a a two oscillator mono synth
MFB has introduced the Tanzbär Drumcomputer – a new analog drum machine.
Audio demo below:
And finally a new electronic instrument from Dualo:
Dualo, a start-up company etablished in 2011 by two musicians and engineers, has designed a musical instrument based on a innovative and intuitive keyboard: the du-touch ß.
This original key layout, which is closer to harmony, is an alternative to the layout encountered in a piano, and is called the dualo keyboard.The manner in which the keys have been laid out has been validated by several musicians, and is designed to provide an opportunity to learn, to read and to play music faster than traditional instruments.
In Decembre 2012, after two years of extensive research and development, Dualo has released a limited edition of his first instrument, dualo du-touch ß, already sold-out. Several famous artists decided to support our project, including Cyril Atef (-M-, Bumcello, …), Fixi (Java) and Khalid K.
In view of the enthusiastic reception for our instrument, Dualo is now launching a crowd-funding campaign on KissKissBankBank.com to finance the professional edition, which will be delivered from Decembre 2013.
Our first instrument, “dualo du-touch ß” is designed for amateurs and professionals.
- innovative : it’s the first instrument in the world which use a layout of keys based on the dualo principle
- compact, portable and featuring a wide tessitura : light, designed to come with you everywhere, 5 octaves for 29cm high
- standalone : battery-powered, built-in synthesizer, built-in multi- effect processor, built-in multitrack looper ; audio line out and amplified audio headphones out
- versatile : thanks to the built-in features which allows to play with a wide palette of sounds and to organize them in songs
- original and allowing a wide stage presence : fitted with gesture and movement sensors offering a new generation of musical gesture, a new feel and a new phrasing
- intuitive and instructive : thanks to the dualo principle and to the built-in help system : screen, light display
KORG pitchblack Portable :
In Googlish from japanese:
pitchblack Portable is a polyphonic tuner for guitar / bass to be equipped with a high brightness LED display outstanding visibility, unparalleled tuning to achieve accurate and speedy. You can check visually the deviation of the pitch moment of each string, make ultra-high-precision tuning of ± 0.1 cent quickly. Also features Korg’s proprietary cable checker to detect the disconnection of the cable, the stage is ideal for studio use of course. Lineup, the three models of aluminum black / red aluminum / silver aluminum Wearing a beautiful hairline. pitchblack Portable is presenting the guitar / bass tuning up a notch.
New tutorial using the Reason DAW to produce the classic 808 bass kicks, details below:
http://ohdratdigital.com This week we’re looking at how to make a sound that’s never been unpopular, but is absolutely everywhere at the moment. Don’t rely on sample packs to create massive 808 style sub bass, do it yourself quickly and easily in a subtractive synth for an awesome sound!
Here are the details to this new Reason tutorial:
More info on Reason: http://www.propellerheads.se/products/reason/
Max Rehbein (aka Dorincourt) joins us for a guest video, showing you how to create an aggressive, hard hitting dubstep bass. Using the standard Reason devices, learn how to really get your sound to roar by using effects and how to make it sit well in the mix.
After this, you’ll be able to make that love-it-or-hate-it dirty wobble bass we all know!
Get earth-shaking sub bass easily with this free Ableton Live Pack. It allows you to quickly drop any synth in the instrument rack, and adds heavy bass to get the floor moving.
Free Download @ http://bit.ly/freesynth63
Sub bass is an important part of many types of electronic music. It is not so much heard as it is felt. It can give a track tremendous power. For this free Ableton Live Pack, I have created an instrument rack that features two different chains. The first contains a simple sine wave synth that provides the sub bass. The second chain is almost empty, leaving room for you to drop any instrument you’d like to add a little sub bass to.
The first macro knob allows you to mix in the sub bass to the desired volume. It is useful for balancing it with your main synth sound. Next there is a macro that controls a low pass filter on the sub bass. I use this for preventing any higher pitched sounds from being heard. Third, is an octave shifter for the sub bass. This allows you to shift the pitch down by 1-3 octaves. It’s good for when you are playing higher notes, but still want the sub bass to be very low. The final macro is an octave shifter for the main synth sound. This allows you to get the relative octaves of the two synths exactly as you like. I’ve left the last four macros open in case you’d like to map some of your synthesizers parameters to them.
Ira Wolf Tuton of Yeasayer produced some rich bass tones and melodic arpeggiation from the Slim Phatty using his MIDI Bass.
Learn more about the Slim Phatty at:
Stretch That Note has announced the release of PULSE, a bass instrument for Native instruments Kontakt.
The idea behind this particular module was quite simple: to create a bass module that not only boasts some very distinct oscillators but also provides ‘layers’ to ..er…layer the primary oscillators with. These layers have been processed with comb filtering and some specific phase cancellation to provide acres of scope for layering sounds.
Married to this 7 oscillator facility comes a ton of warping and mauling tools. Ring, Scuzz, Chrome, Colour and so on, describe beautifully what the functions do and they came from a very disturbed place. And if that wasn’t enough, well, I threw in a detailed WOBBLE section for those of you that are into Dubstep. The rest is sheer saturation and distortion mayhem but in a clear kinda way…if you know what I ..er mean…
The Pulse library is available to purchase for $30 USD. Through June, 2012, a free bass module (LEWD or PULSE) is included with a purchase of the EPIC Series 1 bundle.