Moog Source – the 15 classic factory patches

September 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Moog’s Source was their first to offer patch memory storage as well as some other new features. It boasted 16 memory locations so you could finally save and recall your synth patches. A casette-tape jack was also implemented to transfer your patches to and from an external tape and free up the on-board memory for additional new patches. But in an effort to modernize with the eighties, the Moog had replaced all buttons, knobs and sliders with flat-panel membrane buttons and a single data-wheel assignment format. At the time, this may have seemed far-out, but in all actuality it is the Source’s downfall.

Parameters are edited not with hands-on sliders and knobs but by assigning a selected parameter to the dedicated data wheel. This is very tedious and does not allow for true hands-on tweaking during performances nor can you adjust different parameters simultaneously or while playing. These days, the membrane buttons don’t always seem to work quite right either. However, those famous monophonic Moog sounds are still inside this synth which has two fat analog oscillators and the legendary 24 dB Moog filter.

The factory patches of the Moog Source, classic mono from 1981
0:10 Program 01 – LEAD 1
0:32 Program 02 – LEAD 2
1:00 Program 03 – HORN
1:31 Program 04 – FLUTE
2:04 Program 05 – CLAV BASS
2:24 Program 06 – VIBES
2:46 Program 07 – STRING BASS
3:07 Program 08 – HARPSICHORD
3:30 Program 09 – ORGAN
4:05 Program 10 – TRILL VOICE
4:54 Program 11 – TAURUS
5:36 Program 12 – SYNTHEVOX
6:29 Program 13 – SAX
6:55 Program 14 – WIND
7:22 Program 15 – SNARE DRUM
7:40 Program 16 – Bonus – modern Electro House synth sound

Waldorf Pulse 2 Demosong

September 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

All sounds are from the new Waldorf Pulse 2, except the Kick and the HiHats.

Tabletop Inter App Audio demo

September 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A quick look at some of the iOS 7 inter app audio (IAA) features coming to Tabletop!

Secret testing in the realms of Kinetic Laboratories

September 19, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

For more info:

Having built some new gear, we could not resist and we recorded this short video.
Check out our website: http://kinetiklaboratories.blogspot.it/

Time machine: ARP Odyssey “Back In 1972″

September 14, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
“Back In 1972″

all synthesizer sounds: ARP Odyssey Mk3 analog synthesizer
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: a bit reverb and delay

He used the internal LFO with the sample/hold modul for triggering the sequence. for the sounds: FM, Osc-Sync and Ringmodulator.

Metasonix R-System 1 Voice Demo

September 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a demo of the Metasonix R-51 (Distortion/VCA), R-53 (Pulser/Ringmod) and R-55 (Thyratron VCO) synthesizer modules, which all use tubes. There are two R-51s, one R-53 and two R-55s being used in this patch.

The R-System is being controlled and processed by a Meng Qi Music ‘Cocoquantus’ looping delay/sampler + ribbon and antenna controller. The output of the Cocoquantus is being processed by a Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer spring reverb. And the Moisturizer’s output is being processed by a Wavemakers 255R dual phase shifter (which is switched on and off throughout the video, so that you can hear how the Metasonix modules sound by themselves without the phaser effect added).

Moog Sub Phatty Demo

September 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Quick soundcheck of the Sub Phatty from Moog. No EQ, compression or external FX.

“This thing is pretty freaky ;)”

FL Studio Groove | Demo

September 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

FL Studio Groove is a touch-based music production & performance application. With a 10 pad sample-based drum machine and 5 polyphonic synth channels you get all you need need to compose, arrange, edit, mix and perform professional quality music.

Make complete songs, play & program synthesizers, play drums, add effects, edit musical sequences.

– Windows 8 Touch | Music Production Application

– Sequence Drums

– Powerful piano roll for melodic work

– Flexible mixer with production & performance effects

– Two-tire piano keyboard optimized for touch

– 10 drumpads with dual-sample layering

– FX: Glitch, Flanger/Phaser, Delay, Filters, EQ, Bit-crusher & more

– Five 2-oscillator synthesizer channels

– Create basses, leads, pads or experimental sounds

– Record automation of almost any parameter.

Modulations in Bitwig Studio

August 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This Bitwig Studio beta video demonstrates the unified modulation system in Bitwig Studio. Whether you’re working with macro controls, setting up modulation devices (such as LFOs or envelope followers controlling plug-ins), or just assigning velocity to the filter in our virtual analog synth—assignments are all made using the same powerful but easy-to-use concept.

For more information visit: www.bitwig.com

Time machine: KORG Z1 featuring “StepLight”

August 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Z1 is like a polyphonic Prophecy housed in a full sized and featured Trinity workstation-like casing! It does all the analog sounds and more. This is a great analog modeling synth with 12-voice polyphony, thirteen waveforms, four LFOs, two resonant filters, two effects units and more. The ability to create unique sounds is endless. The factory patches could use some help, but overall the sound is very nice! It has a fully polyphonic arpeggiator that blows all others away. It has five preset arpeggio patterns and fifteen user patterns. Unfortunately there is no on-board sequencer. There is incredible real-time control available with knobs to control the two resonant filters, and a touch controlled ‘XY’ pad for tweaking patches in real-time.

Background video description:

Synthesizer demo track by RetroSound.de
“StepLight”

all synthesizer sounds: KORG Z1 MOSS Synthesizer from the year 1997
I use own sounds and factory sounds.
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

I use the internal programmable arpeggiator in this demo track.

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