Experimental: The Snyderphonics Birl

February 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

BIRL wind instrument prototype by Snyderphonics.
Development by Jeff Snyder and Danny J. Ryan.

A little explanation:

Super quick rough edit to show to some people I know, I’ll edit a real demo together at some point.

It is designed to have a very basic wind instrument keying kind of like a recorder/flute/saxophone, with octave keys for the thumb. It lacks a lot of the special-purpose saxophone keys (i.e. the multiple pinky keys and whatnot).
The cool thing is that you can “train” it to use any fingering (within the limits of the physical keys) that you want. As in – put your fingers in some pattern and say “this should be an Eb” to the software. Then, you can store those as presets in the instrument and it will remember them and recall them. It’s using a neural net to learn what you want.

The other neat feature is that I am trying to get a much better sense of embouchure. Right now it’s in an early stage, but you can see it working in the video. You can put your mouth in some particular position (say, tightening your lips) and say “when I do this I want the sound to get buzzier”. The neural net also learns these things. Then it creates an large space of possibilities – I’m trying to approach the wealth of sound and technique options that something like a saxophone has, so that you can really shape the tone and get microtones and squeals and fluttertongue and everything. The idea is that every new “training” you do will have a whole world of extended techniques alongside the expected behavior you have trained.

For synthesis, it’s using some simple FM stuff and a physical modelling patch (which is amazing with it).

I’m working on a schedule to try and come out with it as a small-run product via a kickstarter campaign by the end of summer.

Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll put you on the list to get updates!
Jeff at snyderph

Simmons SDS-8 // Electronic Drum Synthesizer

December 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

5 channel analog synthesizer with bassdrum, snare and 3 toms. Each channel features a unalterable factory sound and a variable user sound. It came at the same time with the SDS 7 as its cheaper alternative.

The SDS 8 comes with the same analog filters of its predecessor, the SDS 5. Every knob on the metal chassis is easliy accessable. If you are looking for the classic analog Simmons sound with access to all the nice filters forgoing luxury like user banks, midi or modularity, this is the right machine for you.

Specials: sequencer input, single outputs, stereo out

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Background video description:

In fact this is a Simmons SDS-8 module that has two voices not workin (Hi Tom, Mid Tom) and this still knocking out every other synth drum I know that is in production!!

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

Primeaudial Reprise – Reason 4 Software – Electronic Ambient

May 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

Primeaudial Reprise – (Part two of this music set – a take on Primordial) – Video is scrolling text with a story in two parts.

All music and Video is the Sole Property of myself, no one Else’s music or media was used.

Music and Video is sole property of ©2013 Andy Barrow

HALO EFFECT – Sector Beta

December 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

New video from Halo Effect, details below:

Taken from the album “Recoding”
Directed, shot and edited by Antonio Levita @ K-Digital Film.
http://www.youtube.com/user/deusmax

Androids, virtual reality and rebelling machines, those are the themes for the return of Halo Effect. The new album will bring along new synthetic sounds, belonging to a travel towards distant and futuristic worlds, featuring a cross-over between synthpop and north-european electronic beats. Produced by Mika Rossi (Autodafeh / Endless Shame) who mixed the album giving an international flavor to the sound of the band.

The “RECODING” has already begun!

// Follow Halo Effect @ http://www.facebook.com/haloeffectband

Introducing Lounge Lizard EP-4

December 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Thiago Pinhero introduces AAS’ electric piano.

Lounge Lizard EP-4 — Electric Piano
http://www.applied-acoustics.com/loungelizard/overview/

Background description:

In the studio

When time matters, simply pick from more than 100 custom electric piano presets. But when sound exploration is on the program, players will dig the real-time controls over hammer hardness, tine color and decay, damper noise, and pickup placement for an unsurpassed level of customization.

Live on stage

Gigging musicians will appreciate Lounge Lizard’s small memory footprint, instant preset recalls, and stability. Furthermore, the huge library of Rhodes and Wurlitzer sounds as well as the complete selection of effects makes it easy to build a set list and get the perfect tone for each songs.

Alive beneath your fingers

There is something quite immersive when a connection develops between the player and the instrument. Whether it’s the perfectly smooth velocity progression or the interactive reaction to your performance, Lounge Lizard makes that connection happen.

Beyond the electric piano

Lounge Lizard achieves convincing electric piano tones with less than twenty synth parameters. That’s a quite a feat by itself, but pushed further, these parameters reveal a realm of other tones. Organs, bells, chimes, leads are all featured in the preset library’s Experimental folder.

Custom tones

Even though famous players shared the same brand and models, they were all acheiving their own signature sound. Nevertheless, that usually meant spending many hours under the hood with screw drivers, wrenches, or even a solder iron. What’s fun with Lounge Lizard is that whether you’re looking to emulate a particular sound or simply find your own, all those tweaks are just a few knob turns away!

amPlug + monotribe X3 – NOBUSHI / BakaOscillator

November 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Composed by BakaOscillator
Use, KORG monotribe X3, VOX amplug (Bass,Lead,Night Train)

とにかく歪ませたかったのです。

New video from And One – Aigua

September 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Directed by Adolf Steinhimmel
Make Up & Style by Anna Steinhimmel & Koneko
Camera & Editing: Adolf Steinhimmel

While And One will probably soon announce its departure from SPV to launch the next material on the band’s own label, it also found the time to announce a brand new video: “Aigua”, which is Catalan for ‘water’. The video was directed by Adolf Steinhimmel.

The track does not feature And One’s Steve Naghavi but just guest singer Vivi on vocals. Nice song, nice video.

Brand new video from German electro/EBM act AND ONE – Killing The Mercy

September 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Directed by Adolf Steinhimmel

AND ONE – LIVE 2012:

09.11.2012 Mannheim – Alte Seilerei
10.11.2012 Rostock – Moya
16.11.2012 Leipzig – Haus Auensee
17.11.2012 Berlin – Columbia Halle
23.11.2012 Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36
07.12.2012 München – Backstage
08.12.2012 Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
09.12.2012 Hannover – Capitol
14.12.2012 Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (FINALE!)

+ Special Guests:
Melotron
Welle:Erdball
+ Support: Distain

Tickets exklusiv nur bei http://www.bodypop-shop.de

Besuche AND ONE auch…

…zu Hause: http://www.andone.de
…auf Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ANDONEofficial
…auf Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ANDONEofficial
…auf YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ANDONEofficial

New electro tune from XP8 – Burning Down

August 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Details from the band below:

official video of XP8 “Burning Down”
from the album “X: A Decade Of Decadence”
released in 2011 by 2393 Records / DWA

buy the song on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/Od7V4c
buy the song on Bandcamp here: http://bit.ly/rAUqvU
buy the full REMIX EP on Bandcamp here: http://bit.ly/SobJoe

check the XP8 official website @ http://www.xp8.org
for news, tour dates, lyrics and more music and videos!

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