Introducing KORG volca beats / bass / keys

June 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An overview of the three Korg volca beats, analogue rhythm machine.
Presented by its hardware designer and chief engineer, Tatsuya Takahashi, it shows off some of the real-time edits and automation functionality that will transform your dance track.

An overview of the three Korg volca bass, three VCO analogue bass synthesizer.

An overview of the Korg volca keys, three note analogue synthesizer.

more details:
English : http://www.korg.com/volcaseries

Livid all in: Base Polyphonic Aftertouch & Colors

June 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video demonstrates some of the wild possibilities with aftertouch and the Livid Base MIDI controller, including a novel way to integrate the iPhone with the Base. The 32 touch sensitive pads can output polyphonic aftertouch, so if your synth is great enough to use that (such as the Madrona Labs Aalto plugin), you’ve got some fantastic possibilities at your fingertips. Stay tuned: after the audio weirdness, there’s a short explanation on how to quickly configure the Base using the online Editor.
Links:
lividinstruments.com/hardware_base.php
madronalabs.com/products/aalto
lividserver.com/editor

There are LEDs everywhere on the Livid Base. With the online editor, you can change the color of every LED, and save your setup to the Base so it always boots up with the colors you want. This tutorial shows you how to use the editor with the Base to change the colors on the drum pads.

Livid Artist Interviews Presents Alluxe (aka Laura Escudé). Alluxe stopped by our studio to perform a track from her new EP and with the BASE, her custom Ohm RGB, Ableton Live, Wii remote, and violin. She discusses her live performance setup with Livid founder Jay Smith, and explains the integration of her controllers. Check out part two of this video where she performs a track.

Four hot product demo videos from Elektron

April 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Analog Four is a 4-voice analog synthesizer with digital controls and sequencing.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/analog

The Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII combines drum synthesis and gritty 12-bit sampling with expressive sequencing.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/machi…

The Monomachine is a digital synthesizer featuring numerous finely-tuned synthesis methods as well as sequencing capabilities.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/monom…

The Octatrack is a radical 8-track dynamic performance sampler and sequencer.
More info: http://www.elektron.se/products/octat…

Vintage synths: Akai AX73 and Crumar Bit One / Bit 99 Sound demos

January 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 3 Comments 

Akai AX73 Sounddemo (ohne externe Effekte)
Copyrights Volker Hein – 2013
Weitere Infos unter www.tastronauten.de

Crumar Bit One / Bit 99 Sounddemo (ohne externe Effekte)
Copyrights Volker Hein – 2012
Weitere Infos unter www.tastronauten.de

Spectralis tutorial and demonstrations

December 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Michael Dennis Raleigh has provided two tutorials featuring the Spectralis synth

Elektron products get a lot of buzz for having this unique ‘parameter lock’ mechanism, whereby certain parameters can be locked into place at any given step. I thought I would go through and show that this can be done with the spectralis as well (albeit, not as straightforward, but with more potential). I tried to make this as much of a tutorial as well as a demonstration of the capabilities of the spectralis.

In this video, I used only one oscillator (out of 4), one bass drum sample, one snare sample, and some filterbank sequencerlines. All of this could be easily done using the Spectralis mk1, as well as the mk2.

Need to create the drum sound? Follow the instructions at the website below, and route sound to the MM filter (instead of bypassing filters):
http://www.forum.radikaltechnologies.com/viewtopic.php?t=1228

An attempt at creating some RT Spectralis guides/walkthroughs, as well as show some of the more in-depth features of the Spectralis. This tutorial only utilizes drum parts and filters and is only a small glimpse of some of the things you can do with this incredible machine.

Parts of the tutorial:

Making a drum beat:
http://youtu.be/GlIRj5TWtBQ?t=2s

Modifying bar length:
http://youtu.be/GlIRj5TWtBQ?t=2m2s

Routing drum parts through filters:
http://youtu.be/GlIRj5TWtBQ?t=2m13s

Time machine: Exploring the Moog Source, Minimoog and Roland JD-800

November 1, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A voyage into the heart of the Moog Source from the year 1981.
Exploration by Marko Ettlich

monophonic analog synthesis 2 VCO I Saw, Square, PWM,
Filter – 24dB lowpass
sample/hold
step sequencer, arpeggiator
and more

A voyage into the heart of the Moog Minimoog from the year 1970.
Exploration by Marko Ettlich

monophonic analog synthesis 3 VCO I Saw, Square, Spaced Saw, Pulse,
Filter – 24dB lowpass
44 keys, single-trigger, low-note priority

A voyage into the heart of the Roland JD-800 from the year 1991.
Exploration by Marko Ettlich

rom sample based digital synth
24 voices
6 part multitimbral
multimode filter, lfo
61 keys with velocity and aftertouch

More information about Ableton Live 9 and Push

October 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

New information about Ableton live 9!

See Ableton Push in action. Push is a new instrument that solves an old problem: how to make a song from scratch. With hands-on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, Push puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips – and it fits in a backpack alongside your laptop.

Chromeo Studio Tour – analog gear guide

September 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In May 2011 FM traveled to Montreal to spend some time in the amazing analogue laden studio of Chromeo. They gave FM a full and detailed tour of almost everything they had.

Checking out some Kawai K3 patches and sounds of the Yamaha DX-7 MK1

July 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Just messing around with Kawai K3 patches, selecting some parameters, controlling with the main wheel, sequenced by Ableton w reverb/delay.”

“Just running through some sounds, messing around. Ableton sequencing midi, ableton reverb/delay on the synths”

Music iPhone App demos: Yamaha TNR-i and aubit

July 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Music Iphone Ipad app demo of Yamaha TNR-i. Playing with it on the Iphone is difficult and I recommend using it on the Ipad. Based on the TENORI-ON instrument, it offers grid based performance for time and pitch, 16 layers to stack up sounds and 6 types of performance. Follow the link below to get app. it will cost you $9.99.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tnr-i-us/id441340244?mt=8

Music Iphone Ipad App demo of aubit. There is not much to this music app, although it’s quite neat. You place your finger on the screen which generates a circle that moves around the screen. The longer you hold down the bigger the circle becomes. Once you have more than one circle they will collide with each other making tones until they fade away. The app is free and you can download it at the link below.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aubit/id534925271?mt=8

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