benge2500 drumz – ARP 2500 in action

July 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

drum pattern on the ARP 2500.

“Had Stephan in yesterday working on a new Natural Habitats track. We set up the ARP2500 and made some drum sounds. It really is an amazing instrument the 2500. Here is a live tweak I did a bit later messing with a snare drum type sound. There is absolutely no reverb added to this, it is all done with the envelope generator and various filters and white noise. The rest of the loop is done with cross-mod vcos and the sequencers. Listen on headphones”

see http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot…. for more

Free drum synth – Third Harmonic Studios EXD-80 VST Drum Synth

July 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A free VST virtual analog drum synthesizer with eight outputs, a separate effects section featuring a granulator and waveshaper for each output pair, MIDI automation and flexible sound design capabilities.

EXD-80 can produce a wide variety of drum and percussion sounds, from emulations of classic drum machines to mangled, glitchy madness. All sounds are synthesized, no samples are used. It is suitable for many EDM styles including electro, glitch, industrial, ambient, dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop.

To download the VST plugin or hear an audio demo go to:

http://www.thirdharmonic.net/exd80-fr…

Dream Drums synthesizer – new instrument for Windows

July 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Odo Synths has launched a first beta version of its Dream Drums synthesizer instrument for Windows.

NEXT update will have a noise synth
distortion for all the synths
Multi outs
Midilearn

The beta is available to download for Windows (VST).

More info here >>

Korg MS-20 Snare drum demo + Pro~One, Yamaha CS-30 and Synthesizers.com

June 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

Why use samples or drum machines if you already have the necessary equipment to create drum sounds. Making your own drum sounds is both fun and more personal.

In this video I’ve used a Korg MS-20 for snare drum. The MS-20 is perfect for making snare, clap sounds thanks to the resonant hi-pass filter. The kick is programmed on a Sequential Circuits Pro~One by Jonas Sjöström. The Pro~One is great for kicks and can do Speak&Spell (Vince Clarke) kicks and all the way up to 909.

Hi-hats are made by a Yamaha CS-30, the CS synths hi-pass/band-pass filter is perfect for making hi-hats. The best CS synth for making hi-hats is the CS-10… hard to find snappier envelopes. I don’t own a CS-10 anymore so I had to use a CS-30. The trigg to the CS-30 seems to be messed up, the hi-hat some times starts and stops…

Since the MS-20 was occupied making snare-sounds I had to use a Synthesizer.com to make the hand-clap. Not as easy as making a hand clap on a MS-20 but I think it sounds pretty ok. I will record another video when I create a hand clap on a .com.

Effects used in the video is a Klark Teknik DN-780 and a Sony MU-R201

Closer look at the R.A. Moog 701 Drum Synthesizer

June 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In 1970 Bob Moog built for Eric Siday an electronic drum synthesizer with the following modules:
- 701Drum Synthesizer
- 702 Percussion Synthesizer
- 903 Noise
- 912 Enveloppe Follower
- Programmer
- Wheels encoder
- Keyboard controller

The 701 and 702 modules are prototypes never and went in production.
It seems that there are some missing modules from the original configuration.
This unique system is owned now by the ” Museum of music”
located in Paris France.

About Eric Siday
Eric siday was born in the suburb of London in 1905.
When he was 14 he received the Prosper Sainton scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
His first steady bread was playing for the “local cinema” silent movies.
He was composer and arranger and realized musics for commercials and jingles for radios ( ABC / CBS / Pepsi cola / American express )
In 1947 he composed a violin concerto in the “Bop” Jazz idiom.
He created his own recording studio (surely one of the first home studio).
In the middle 50′s, he was aware of electronic music – John Cage (the prepared piano) and the French Music Concrete .
He was the fisrt to apply electronics sounds in commercials .
He used : Ondes Martenot / Ondioline / Violon amplified / Céleste / Moog Modular
and this unique Moog Percussion synthesizer.
He was the second customer of Bob Moog and bring a great support to the Moog company.

Background video description:

Here is my first video of the “R.A. Moog 701 Drum Synthesizer”. I managed to get some sounds out of it – even though it was meant to *work* with the full “one-off” system as built by Bob in 1970. I think in the system it might behave a little more “drum-like”…!?! Ha!

 

MASCHINE, Aerobic, and the Astounding Groove

June 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Native Instruments REAKTOR’s Aerobic just begs to be used inside MASCHINE. There are any number of ways to use Aerobic inside Maschine, but let’s look at two specifically: 1) as a drum synth whose individual hits can be triggered by MASCHINE’s Pads, and 2) as a DJ-style loop-mixing setup.

Apps: Impaktor iPad demonstration

May 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Impaktor is a drum synthesizer with a vast sonic palette, that turns any surface into a playable percussion instrument.

You just slap your desk like you would a real drum. The real acoustical impulses from the built-in microphone are used as an excitation source for advanced sound modules that simulates behavior of membranes, cymbals, metallophones or strings. This makes Impaktor a highly responsive and expressive instrument.

With semi-modular architecture and several types of synthesis, Impaktor can produce a wide range of tones, from acoustic, like Tabla, Djembe, Marimba, Cymbals, Metal bars to electronic or industrial sounds.

- Synthesis: physical modeling, frequency modulation, noise shaping
- Semi-modular architecture; 2 modules with configurable routing
- 2 modulation sources: velocity and lfo-envelope. Almost every parameter can be modulated
- Multimode filter, harmonic exciter and several types of amplifiers
- Over 90 presets available, more coming soon
- No samples used
- Ultra low latency

Get it here >>

GRP A4 filtering Acidlab MIAMI

May 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The mighty GRP A4 Synthesizer receives audio out from MIAMI Acidlab; signal goes into RingMod (with VCO 2), Env Foll (for VCFs articulation and Gate extraction). A small touch of AutoPan for animation…

MIAMI is an analog drumcomputer based on the circuits of the 808.

KORG iPolysix Copying Drum Tracks in One Shot

May 17, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Copying Drum Tracks in One Shot!
Here is another hidden charm for iPolysix users that copy drum tracks one at a time..

MR-808 – mechanic drum robot

May 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Let’s get physical: MR-808 is the first drum robot that reproduces the drum sounds of the 80s – in the real world.
The robot installation MR-808 is a replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808 – with robots playing the drum sounds! I (Moritz Simon Geist) have been playing electronic music for several years now, and at some place I was bored of the electronic music production process. With binary logic, everything is possible.
So I decided to go back to the roots of sound generation – the physical sound generation – but combine it with the electronic music structure we like so much.
I liked the idea so much, that I couldn’t stop building my own drum robots, and ended up replacing all the electronic sounds of a whole drum computer, placed in a 3,3 x 1,7m² case. I am very proud to present the “MR-808” – a mechanic replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808!
Read on: sonicrobots.com/mr808-eng/

MR-808 – mechanic sound robot (all drums, miced)
A mechanic relay controlled via arduino (bass sound)
Gameboy – Arduinoboy hardware (8 bit chiptune sound)
Everything was programmed in Ableton, only equing and compression has been applied.

Filmography: David Campesino
Music: Moritz Simon Geist

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