The Syrinx is one of the few analog synths to come out of the Netherlands. It’s a monophonic lead synth in the same category as the Minimoog, Arp Odyssey, and Roland SH-7. But the Syrinx is pretty rare, only a few hundred were produced from 1983 through 1984.
The Syrinx uses seven Curtis chips for its VCO’s, VCF’s and envelopes. It has two analog VCO’s, a sub-oscillator and three flexible voltage-controlled filters. You can switch between the three filters for either a 24 dB lowpass, or two bandpass filters, and they can be patched in four different ways (series/parallel). Additionally the Syrinx has two LFO’s, FM, PWM, osc-sync, 2 ADSR envelopes, ring modulation, portamento and a cool touch-pad that can control various parameters from pitch-bending to the LFO rate. The Syrinx’s Mixer section lets you adjust levels for each VCO and the sub-osc as well as the Noise Generator and Ring Modulator. Unfortunately, being released around 1983, the Syrinx just missed out on MIDI and patch memory options. They came in a variety of flavors over the years. Most were black, but a handful were blue, red, or white. Some later models had no keyboard and were mounted in a flight-case, and a mid-nineties re-issue was a very rare rack-mount version with MIDI and external audio in.
Leap Motion and Geco Test
Left/Right, Up/Down motion was mapped to CC 1, 20 and 21
A demo of the 50 new presets from the latest addition to the Korg Wavedrum family..The Global edition..this contains all the sounds from the previous two and 50 new ones, plus more loop phrases and better sound..
Alesis Andromeda A6 analog synthesizer demo — playing live ambient chillout / electronica soundscape / space music on Alesis A6 Andromeda analogue synth.
Created using 2 oscillators, filter and envelope adjustments, reverb, LFOs on the Alesis A6 Andromeda synthesizer.
Performed live, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.
Background video description:
I was asked on the Gearslutz forums if the Sub Phatty could do something that is a bit smoother and not quite so aggressive. It’s no voyager, but you can get some smoothness out of it. No comments on the playing itself, please. I never said I was a musician
Also, I have a cold. Sorry for the heavy breathing into the mic
I did this all live on camera, completely dry (no effects or eq). I didn’t try to create these patches ahead of time. You can certain do more, especially if you play with the two envelope generators.
Given that it’s only two octaves, I can’t recommend the Sub Phatty for leads and other similar work. Even for bass, I’d prefer another octave. That said, it’s a great sounding synth that is built like a tank. Great knobs, great key action, and a really solid feel.
Here’s the Sub Phatty recording I did which prompted this one:
Background video description (Googlish):
The “play along” and I tried to the vocal using the Pitch Correct function of Cubase7
I made all “HALION 5″ backing tracks.
All tracks are HALION 5
Digital gadgets information delivery site Shimamura Instrument Co., Ltd.
“Analog sound. Impossible to recreate with today’s synths.”
A popular duophonic/monophonic classic from Korg. It’s got 2 analog oscillators that can be used for one fat monophonic sound or 2 VCO’s per voice for a fat duophonic sound. Flexible design with 2 voltage controlled filters and even a ring modulator. The Maxi-Korg is a great source of early Korg sound that rivals competitors like the OSCar and Roland SH-synths. No MIDI, no memory, but good bass and screechin’ leads! It has no CV input either, though it can be modified to accept externnal control from the less standard Hz/V protocol (also used by Yamaha).
Most people usually understand it best as two separate MiniKorgs inside one keyboard with all the controls to both. Most people will stack both voices as the triggering can be tricky as duophonic. It has the very effective ability to delay one voice before it triggers when played mono.
KORG Volca Beat has two Motion Recorder for track parameter variations in Stutter Delay Depth + Time and PCM Sounds Playback Speed. While in Record, you can automate parameters and, with a bit of skill, you can enhance the whole pattern. Not easy as it seems, but effective.
The KORG Volca Beats has six analog sounds (Kick, Snare, Lo/Hi Tom, Closed/Open Hat) and four PCM sounds (Clap, Agogo, Clave, Crash). In this video, there’s a quick run on the internal sounds, with coverage of main parameters. Warning: do not attempt to hear sounds thru PC internal speakers… especially Kick sound goes very low. No music on this video, just internal sounds from Volca Beats.
The Intellijel Dual ADSR:
-Based on the Roland SH-101 design with several enhancements.
-Manual GATE buttons
-Three timing ranges
-Normal and inverted outputs
-End of Decay (EOD) logic output
-Dynamic level control of each ADSR output level via built in linear VCA
More details at www.intellijel.com
The Roland SH-2 analog monosynth was a kind of SH-101 but with an extra oscillator and no sequencer – very much with the livery of the SH-09 – which is a nice bass monosynth
Demo of the Roland SH-2 vintage analogue synth. Driven via cv using kenton midi to cv converter and midi sent from Orion daw. Fx indicator on top left visible when used.