The VFX Key Mapper works in conjunction with the Patcher modular insert plugin.
First in a series of Ableton Push performance videos. Featuring Brooklyn’s own Derek VanScoten aka D.V.S.*
We get a demo of Sonar X2a – touch enabled running on the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist.
Oliver Davis from Roland UK dropped in to show us around.
All sounds in this demo were taken from the beta-version of the brandnew Waldorf Rocket synthesizer using multitrack software and some FX such as reverb, delay, chorus, phaser…
With Rocket Waldorf introduces a new mini synthesizer that boasts a feature set uncommon in its class. With its advanced oscillator section this small black cube can generate sharp edged leads, gargantuan basses as well as vast synthesizer soundscapes that can resound as an 8-voice chord if desired. (All sounds in this demo were created with Rocket synthesizer, except drums, samples were used here.) SRP 205,- Euro plus taxes
• Analog multimode-filter (VCF) with Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass
• Highly flexible oscillator-section with pulse width modulation and hard sync
• Up to 8 oscillators in unison for chords or Ultra High Density Sawtooth
• Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) for modulation
• Envelopes for VCA, VCF and Sync
• Booster circuit to generate aggressive sounds
• Arpeggiator with different rhythmic patterns
• USB powered
• MIDI in and out
• Extensive control panel with high-end pots and switches
• Control via MIDI and USB
• MIDI clock sync
• Line output
• Loud headphone output
• Launch key for easy pre listening
• Made in Germany
Demosong composed by Jürgen Driessen
New video from KORG featuring the Kaossliator Pro+, details below:
This video uses some of the great new sounds found on the Kaossilator Pro+ to demonstrate how users can record, loop, and stack to create instant tracks quickly and easily – all with the touch of a finger!
Background video description:
Performing a live relaxing, meditative ambient drone music sound scape on Access Virus B synthesizer.
Utilizing 2 oscillators, reverb, noise, resonance, LFO, filter and envelope adjustments.
Performed live, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.
http://synth4ever.bandcamp.com — download tracks or buy album
Demos of a few of the Generalmusic S2R built-in Performance patches.
Italian company Generalmusic (also called GEM) was known for producing home organs and semi-professional accompaniment keyboards. But they also made a few attempts at producing professional music workstations. The first of them was the S-Series, introduced in 1992. GEM called it the “Music Processor” because of its many advanced functions, including a powerful sequencer, the ability to read and edit samples, excellent real-time controllers, and many others.
In 1993, GEM upgraded the S-Series with the so-called “Turbo kit” which allowed for many new functions and doubled the polyphony. The Turbo kit was also sold separately as an upgrade for the original models. GEM also released a rack version, called the S2R, with the Turbo upgrade already installed.
There were two original models, with only one difference between them: S2 and S3. The S2 has a 61-note keyboard and the S3 has a 76-note keyboard. Both keyboard models have excellent semi-weighted keys with touch/release velocity, polyphonic aftertouch and metal contacts. On the front panel, there are also seven programmable sliders, seven programmable buttons and Pitch and Modulation wheels. All functions are logically and clearly displayed on a large graphical LCD with light blue neon back-lighting. Thanks to the excellent hardware and also thanks to two MIDI I/O’s, the S2/S3 is an ideal master keyboard for the home studio.
Some of the sounds of the Chromatic Hits soundfont played by the Bismark bs-16i app contolled by Gestrument.
“For all the examples, I have used Gestrument factory templates and just replaced their sounds with my own, in some cases I have changed the note range of the instruments.”
The Chromatic Hits soundfont costs $3.99, details here:
This sample set is also available for BeatMaker 2 (iOS) and Caustic 2 (Android/PlayBook).
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Moog Sub Phatty’s filter section.
“Previous to the shooting of these demo videos, I set all of the “under the hood” functionality to settings that would cause the synthesizer to act most like a vintage synthesizer. In the process of shooting, the synthesizer was turned on and off a number of times. A couple of times, I found that certain obvious settings had been reset (like the LFO pitch tracking feature, which kept coming on). When it didn’t affect the subject I was shooting, I didn’t reset them to my tastes. It appears that I should have, because it now seems likely that this video was shot with the filter in 18 dB or12dB per octave mode, despite the fact that I had set it to 24dB per octave before starting the series of shoots. Keep that in mind! (sadly, I no longer possess the unit, so I can’t reshoot!)”
First part in a new series of explorations of the Moog Sub Phatty, details below:
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Moog Sub Phatty.
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The Moog Sub Phatty theme is comprised of Sub Phatty sounds, with the exception of the drums, which were programmed using an Ensoniq ASR-10. There are no effects used of any kind.
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