Moog Minimoog Voyager – some improvised soloing and sequencing by REWO

February 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Improvisation in one go by REWO on the Moog Minimoog Voyager supported with a 3-line sequence by the DSI Mopho, Moog Little Phatty and the Arturia MiniBrute. The bass-strings come from the Korg Wavestation EX.

REWO = René van der Wouden = www.renevanderwouden.net

Jam on the Prophet 12 & Tempest: Peter Dyer & Carson Day + Zach Rudulph on bass

February 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Not sure the music is really up to my taste, but they are clearly having a blast LOL

A collection of short jams from the Dave Smith Instruments booth at the 2013 NAMM convention featuring Peter Dyer on Prophet 12 & Mopho x4, Carson Day on Tempest, & Zach Rudulph on bass. Camera mic only.

Dave Smith on MIDI – back in the days

February 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Dave Smith at his home studio in Napa Valley, CA. Interviewed by Eric Chasalow, filmed by Barbara Cassidy 1997.

Copyright 1997 The Video Archive of Electroacoustic Music, all rights reserved.

The DSP Prophet 12 in action

February 6, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

A synthy cover of the M83 x Big Black Delta remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall”….using just the Prophet 12 splits and Tempest (in playlist mode). More music at http://peterdyer.net/

Once again, the creative and talented Carson Day jammed on this w/ me at Namm ’13, tweaking the Tempest live, but since no video emerged of it, I wanted to share the sounds, as it was an absolute blast to play, and I’ve got to hand it back for now. I’ll try to abstain from anymore Tron OST or covers of remixes for a while. :)

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

February 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Think it’s just another analog synth? Then you might want to check out this video

At twelve voices, the Prophet 12 boasts the greatest polyphony of any instrument designed by Smith. Each voice features four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low- and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels (also included).

Future Music grabbed DSI founder and MIDI-man Dave Smith for a quick chat at NAMM 2013.

The 10 things we enjoyed the most at NAMM 2013 and major trends

January 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Time to sum up this years Winter NAMM show with a gallery of the 10 things that made this year’s event so great. I guess there will be few surprises to those who regularly follow our web magazine or any other of our web mag colleagues in the msuic creation business either :-)

Overall trends for this year include:
a. More vendors takes the route of Arturia’s MiniBrute – analog, low price point, performance sized
b. Modular synths are hotter than ever, as well as the DIY micro synths
c. The controller / control surface segment is getting over crowded – who needs them all
d. Software retro clones of vintage classics has come to its peek
e. All analog synths are alive and kicking
f. All you can eat tablet instruments – iOS is all fed up, now vendors are looking to Android and other platforms
g. More innovation is needed in the DJ space

Here is Steelberry Clones’ top 10 list!

1. Moog Sub Phatty

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2. KORG MS-20 Mini

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3. KORG KingKORG

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4. Arturia SparkLE

 

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5. Dave Smith Instruments – Prophet 12

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6. Roland V-Combo VR-09

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7. AKAI MAX49

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8. NORD Electro 4

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9. NUMARK Orbit

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10. KOMA Elektronik

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That’s it for this year’s NAMM show, next up is MusikMesse in Frankfurt.

Please leave your comments if you agree or disagree with the listing or if anything ought to be added. We know that we probably should have included some software products as well, but we might come back to that later in the week.

Checking out Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet 12 synth

January 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

WNAMM13: Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 – Video 12 voices, four oscillatore per voice – massive.

Dave Smith Instruments introduced a new polyphonic synthesizer, the Prophet 12, at the 2013 NAMM Show. “After 35 years of creating synths, this is simply my best synth yet,” said Smith. “We sort of started from scratch on this one rather than spinning off another product from our previous designs.”

At twelve voices, the Prophet 12 boasts the greatest polyphony of any instrument designed by Smith. Each voice features four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low- and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels (also included).

“We’re already blown away by the sonic breadth of this synthesizer’s new voice architecture,” Smith continued. “It doesn’t sound like anything else and I’m very excited for people to hear it.”

The Prophet 12 is expected to be available Q2 of 2013 and is projected to cost $2999

Introducing the Prophet 12 Synthesizer – Dave Smith Instruments

January 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Introducing the Prophet 12! At twelve voices, the Prophet 12 boasts the greatest polyphony of any instrument designed by Dave Smith. Each voice features four oscillators capable of generating classic and complex waveforms, a sub-oscillator, resonant analog low-pass and high-pass filters, and analog VCAs. The new Character section adds a variety of wave shaping and sound sculpting options, like Drive, Hack, Decimation, Girth, and Air. Additional features include a tuned feedback path, a four-tap stereo delay per voice, expanded arpeggiator functionality, deep modulation capabilities, and bi-timbral operation. The LFOs, delay, and arpeggiator can all be synced, either to the internal clock or an external MIDI clock. Two programmable position- and pressure-sensitive touch sliders take the performance controls beyond the standard pitch and mod wheels.

The Prophet 12 is expected to be available Q2 of 2013 with a projected MAP of $2,999.

 

Dave Smith will release something new at NAMM – lots of knobs

January 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Well we only have this teaser pic, with a big fat iMac hiding most of it, but you can spot something lurking behind it, with lots of knobs, stay tuned for more info as we get it

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According to Smith, the photo documents “Critical listening tests, 3 months ago. Tune in Thursday for the results!”

Dueling Monotribes 85BPM

December 31, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Always up for a good fight :-)

This video features John Keston and Lucas Melchior improvising on two synched up Korg Monotribes. The Korg NanoKontrol is being used to apply swing to the sync signal as well as control delays and filters. The two electronic musicians are teaching a class, titled “Drum Machines,” starting January 17, 2013 at the Ableton certified training center Slam Academy in Minneapolis. Learn how to make music by synchronizing your musical devices, old and new. Featuring Ableton Live, Dave Smith Instruments Tempest, Expert Sleepers, Korg Monotribe, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, and more!

Sign up for the class here:
http://slamacademy.com/2012/11/09/drum-machines

Slam Academy:
http://slamacademy.com

John Keston:
http://audiocookbook.org
http://soundcloud.com/ostraka

Lucas Melchior:
http://mkr.northerntelcom.com

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