This is nice – Cosmosf vSaturn – a potential must have

September 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demonstrating the new Cosmosƒ vSaturn synthesiser. This version presents a unique “Sieves” engine, which makes it possible to calculate the known musical scales and custom designed ones, for mapping on multiple synthesis engine parameters at once.

vSaturn also offers a clever MIDI response to perform with the “sieves” on Cosmosƒ micro events. Single notes or chords can be performed with MIDI input to control the micro event pitch relationship inside the relevant meso events.

lso there is a audio precision arpeggiator “a la Cosmosƒ” with stochastic features implemented in this new version.

Summer NAMM: Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Synthesizer Demo

July 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Carson from Dave Smith Instruments presents the Pro 2 synthesizer, at the Summer NAMM 2014 show in Nashville, TN. Enjoy the demo, then click the link above for even more on the Pro 2 synth!

WASP synthesizer (Electronic Dream Plant ) demo – recording WASP synth sample library

July 12, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

WASp – vintage analog synthesizer by Electronic Dream Plant . Recording Wasp synth sample library
purchase at http://tikov.com/samplelibraries.htm
thanks ReSet Sakrecoer for synth www.sakrecoer.com

The Wasp is a quirky little synthesizer that, despite its toyish look, is a quality instrument capable of fun and funky analog sounds. It really is black and yellow too, just like the insect it is named after. Probably its most distinguishing feature is the 2-octave keyboard which uses non-moving touch-sensitive keys. The flat little keys are sensitive only to your electro-static touch. It’s a nifty technology for 1978, but in reality they are unreliable and difficult to play. Other unique touches include a little speaker built-in to the synth and EDP’s own pre-MIDI connector ports for linking it to other Wasps and EDP gear.

edp_wasp_lg

A look under the hood, however, reveals some nice surprises. The WASP is monophonic and powered by two digital oscillators supported by analog filters, envelopes and controls. This makes it one of the earliest compact digital/analog hybrid mono-synths, and it sounds great! The Wasp offers flexible subtractive synthesis. It’s pretty easy to dial up some cool bass, synth, and other classic monophonic sounds. Its designer, Chris Hugget, also designed the Oxford Synthesizer Company’s venerable OSCar Synthesizer.

Predator-PL Introduction with Rob Papen

May 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Rob Papen demoing his Predator-PL software synthesizer.

Features:

  • A powerful software synthesizer that covers the bases of a wide range of electronic musical styles
  • Loaded with 4,400 presets arranged logically into banks to make finding the right sound easy
  • A simple set of subtractive synthesis elements let you tweak sounds and come up with your own presets
  • Three lush effects engines let you get even more out of your sounds
  • 32/64-bit compatibility provides full support for the latest AAX, VST, and AU plug-in hosts on Mac and PC computers
  • No dongle required but supports eLicencer key/Syncrosoft/Steinberg Key
  • License allows 2 simultaneous activations at once

Predator-PL is a basic version of Papen’s Predator virtual analog synthesizer, available via Sweetwater and MusicStore Koeln:

Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer Demo

May 5, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Adam Berzowski demonstrates the Moog Sub 37 analog synthesizer at Kraft Music.

The Moog SUB 37 Tribute Edition is a limited edition paraphonic analog synthesizer built on the award winning Sub Phatty sound engine, but specifically designed to meet the demands of synthesists, sound designers, and professional keyboard players. It is also the first Moog synthesizer released in over 30 years with the ability to play more than one note at a time. The SUB 37 panel is fitted with 40 knobs, 74 switches, and features a dedicated LCD display. Each critical sound creation element and live performance tool is quickly at your command

ARP 1601 Sequencer clone demo

April 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A direct clone of the Arp 1601 sequencer.
Added an LFO which has a clock sync input. The LFO is based on Electric Druid’s work.
A quick and dirty demo. Excuse some of the language…

Electronic Dream Plant Wasp synthesiser demo

April 13, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A demonstration of some of the sounds available from the legendary Wasp synthesiser.

The Wasp is a quirky little synthesizer that, despite its toyish look, is a quality instrument capable of fun and funky analog sounds. It really is black and yellow too, just like the insect it is named after. Probably its most distinguishing feature is the 2-octave keyboard which uses non-moving touch-sensitive keys. The flat little keys are sensitive only to your electro-static touch. It’s a nifty technology for 1978, but in reality they are unreliable and difficult to play. Other unique touches include a little speaker built-in to the synth and EDP’s own pre-MIDI connector ports for linking it to other Wasps and EDP gear.

edp_wasp_lg

A look under the hood, however, reveals some nice surprises. The WASP is monophonic and powered by two digital oscillators supported by analog filters, envelopes and controls. This makes it one of the earliest compact digital/analog hybrid mono-synths, and it sounds great! The Wasp offers flexible subtractive synthesis. It’s pretty easy to dial up some cool bass, synth, and other classic monophonic sounds. Its designer, Chris Hugget, also designed the Oxford Synthesizer Company’s venerable OSCar Synthesizer.

Later versions of the Wasp included the Wasp Deluxe (released 1979) which had all the features of the original plus a standard 3-octave keyboard, wood panels, an oscillator mixer, an external audio-input, a larger built-in speaker, and battery operation. It was definitely redesigned for the practical musician. There was also the Wasp Special (released 1981) which also came with wood panels, a black and gold color scheme, and an internal power supply, but no built-in speaker and a return to the 2-octave touch-sensitive keyboard design. EDP also produced a heavily modified Wasp that was built into a guitar-form called the Keytar. It had a 2-octave keyboard with transpose and portamento buttons on the neck. However, only two Keytars were ever made as far as we know.

The rest of EDP’s wild world of synthesis includes the Spider, a 252-note step, or 84-note real time digital sequencer designed to control the Wasp. The Caterpillar which is a 3-octave master keyboard for controlling up to four inter-connected Wasps played polyphonically. The Gnat which is a smaller, single-oscillator version of the Wasp that could also be linked to another Wasp to form a makeshift triple-oscillator synth playable from either keyboard (the Gnat also came in three versions similar to the Standard, Special and Deluxe models of the Wasp). All EDP instruments could be inter-connected via their own pre-MIDI style connection interface. While the Wasp and it’s fellow insects may seem quirky and even toy-like, their sound, technology, flexibility and portability make them surprisingly good instruments that can still be found in use today.

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Korg DW-8000 demo

March 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demo of the Korg DW-8000, Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesizer from 1985

Take Korg’s first digitally controlled analog synth hybrid (DW-6000) two steps higher and you get the more popular DW-8000. Sound is digitally generated from the DWGS (Digital Waveform Generator System) and has been doubled from 8 sampled digital waveforms to 16 simple analog to complex digital waveforms. The DW-8000 has 8 voice polyphony in two modes, or one monophonic mode with all eight voices stacked. The analog VCF resonant filter and VCA both have independent ADBSSR envelopes. Parameters can be altered in real time via a single programmable slider. There are 64 presets that can be reprogrammed by the user.

In comparison to the DW-6000, the DW-8000 expanded to 8 notes polyphony, 16 sampled waveforms, a velocity sensitive keyboard with programmable aftertouch, auto-bend, a simple arpeggiator and a digital delay unit. The Digital Delay was an astonishing goody for the time, offering up to 512ms delay, phasing, flanging, chorusing and other time effects. Both the Arpeggiator, Auto-Bend and Digital Delay make this synth an inspiring and great sounding machine to use for great 303 basslines, techno and house bass and synth sounds and more! The EX-8000 (pictured above) is a rackmount version of the DW-8000. Several 3rd-party developers offered expansion boards for the DW-8000 providing up to 1024 presets, layered sounds, keyboard splits and Sample+Hold for the LFO.

Roland Aira TR-8 Under The Hood : Hidden Features

March 20, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Miles from Sonic Sense Pro Audio demonstrates some of the little known features and functions of Roland’s new Aira TR-8 drum machine.

For more demos,comparisons, and tutorials, visit sonicsense.com/blog

Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer Demo and Review

March 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A look at the new Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer, their new drum machine, modeled on the classic Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, video details below:

A review and demonstration of Roland’s new Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer. www.SonicSense.com

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