LFOTool

March 22, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

LFOTool is a VST and AudioUnits plugin (32 and 64-bit) which syncs up to your sequencer with sample-accuracy, and allows you to draw custom shapes for one or more graphs (up to 12) and perform rhythmic effects (autopan/trancegate/autofilter/tremolo/sidechain-simulated ducking, and more). LFOTool will be $24.95 but *FREE* with purchase of the xferrecords EP “Fish”, released March 22nd on beatport.com

More info:

LFOTool is an FX utility plug-in for VST and AudioUnit hosts for both Macintosh OS X® and Windows®. It empowers music producers to create tremolo, auto-pan, trance-gate, side-chain compressor simulation, and dubstep-type wobble effects with minimal effort.

LFOTool will process incoming audio as well as generate a MIDI message stream for controlling other instruments.

This unique plug-in also allows users to sculpt custom LFO curves and shapes and comes equipped with dozens of presets to achieve desired results quickly.

Consistent with other products in Xfer Records’ software lineup, LFOTool is coded entirely in C++ in order to minimize the CPU load during operation.

LFOTool will cost $24.95.

“MS-step” dubstep demo

February 7, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Korg iMS-20 on iPad: “MS-step” dubstep demo

A short but interesting dubstep track made with iMS-20 app on the iPad. I use automation to change the tempo-based LFO speed on the bass to create the typical wobbling effect.

Subtractor LFOs and Mods

February 3, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More in-depth tutorials coming your way from the Propellerhead studio

After watching the first two Synth School videos you’ve probably realized that the entirety of synthesizer sound design is simply about taking a basic sound wave and reshaping it with basic tools like filters, amp envelopes, phase, other oscillators mixed in, etc. This week we’ll look at the final piece of the SubTractor puzzle: LFOs and Performance Modifiers. When you’re done this video you will have everything you need to start creating some seriously unique SubTractor patches. More importantly, you’ll be ready to tackle the more complicated Malström Graintable synthesizer.

Next week I think you’ll be surprised with how much you already know about it having built a strong foundation in a fundamental synth like SubTractor.

Ambience ala LFO

January 31, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

A nice demo via deadlover73

Heres a one oscillator patch with the Piston Honda

Synth.com / MOTM modules create most of the modulation sources, 3 LFOS in total.

Also used: S&H, wogglebug , Maths , doepfer 156 quantizer and 132 vca

MFOS sequencer and RCD providing clocking…

Aceess Virus Snow is used for delay and reverb

Everything LFO

January 22, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Design the Media has introduced version 1.5 of LFO everything, a Max For Live device that lets you add an LFO to control any device parameters in Ableton Live.

Features:

  • Updates free for all buyers.
  • Tempo synced or not.
  • Waveforms drawable.
  • Easy to use & user-friendly.
  • Control LFO by LFOs by LFOs…

LFO everything is available now for 8 EUR.

Quick demo of Synthmate

November 29, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A small demo showing basic functionality of my new ipad app “synthmate”.

“This panel exposes the synth parameters available for editing and assigning to the y-axis. These include a selection of wave types for both the source oscillator and LFO, volume, delay time and feedback, LFO destination (amp or frequency), LFO frequency and LFO amplitude. The user can also assign the y-axis of the control surface to control one of these parameters (except for LFO destination).” – synthmate.com

Cyndustries sawtooth animator

November 25, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Our friend 7thDanSound has yet again released a couple of nice demos, enjoy

“This is a demo of how the Sawtooth Animator sounds when fed somewhat unusual inputs. It works surprisingly well with triangle and sine wave forms but I also try noise, dual oscillators, drums and chords from an Elektron MonoMachine”

“This video is a showcase of the Cyndustries Sawtooth Animator module using the LFO outputs. It has six of them and they are derived from what ever you put into the module. The speed of the LFOs vary with the input and if there is no input at all the LFOs stop so they can sort of be used as a crude sample and hold”

“This video shows how the Synthesizers.com Q106 oscillators behaves when synced to another oscillator. I have the oscillator aid module too and use its soft sync input to show how that works. I finish off by showing how voltage controlled sync works.”

Frippertronics style demo of SynthPad

September 7, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is a Frippertronics style demo of SynthPad  - a new iPhone instrument inspired by the interface of the Korg Kaossilator family of devices.

Instead relying on piano keys to register notes, SynthPad uses a dedicated touch surface to control the sounds. Additionally the Y-Axis on the touch surface can be used to control different parameters, like filter cutoff and LFO values, making it an “expressive little toy.”

Its sound engine is a fully programmable monophonic virtual analog synthesizer. Among its parameters one can find:

  • 2 oscillators with different wave shapes
  • Fine tuning of the second oscillator
  • Volume Envelope
  • LFO modulation
  • A Low-Pass filter
  • Filter Envelope
  • Arpeggio

Additionally, the scale and the key on the touchpad surface can also be configured, for live improvisation.

SynthPad is available now in the App Store for $1.99.

Signals with four oscillators

September 1, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Intended to create incredibly intricate and lush pad sounds, Signals utilizes four oscillators (each with their own signal path) in conjunction with two powerful LFOs (30 possible destinations, 5 waveforms) and an LFO-modulated global delay with filter cutoff. Each oscillator has its own waveform selector (5 shapes), tuning control, lowpass filter, modulation depth control and volume envelope. If you’re looking for a synth that can effortlessly mix warm, analog pads with celestial modulation or grinding glitch *and* switch into mono mode to use the same tone-shaping tools to meet another end, look no further.

Feature List:

-30 presets
-Four oscillators (five waveform choices) with their own full channels with tuning, filtration and amplitude shaping
-Two sound / tone shaping LFO’s (five shapes) with a total of 30 possible destinations
-Master section with independent lowpass filter / volume envelope
-Independent, LFO modulated delay section with frequency cutoff.
-Optional Mono mode

Changes in this version:

*10 brand new presets as well as the original 20 re-envisioned
*Streamlined sound engine for improved CPU and functionality
*10 new presets along with updated old presets
*Cutoff filter for the global delay
*LFO destinations refined and now labeled
*Mono mode added
*Improved interface

Miscellaneous: Demo is 100% fully functional and unlimited.

Price: USD 19.99

Visit: urthwurk.com/thelowerrhythm

Hard facts on the LFO Expander

August 26, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

- external analog LFO processor

- generates an LFO and bend signal that can be mixed together

- LFO and bends controlled by hand, by foot pedal (active/passive) or by control-voltage

- for Moog minimoog, Yamaha CS80, CS60, CS50, ARP 2600 and all other synthesizers having external inputs for vco, vcf or vca control.

- LFO depth and rate can be controlled at the same time by one single movement !

- adds vibrato, wah-wah, tremolo, pitch bends or other modulations to your synthesizer

- allows mixing of a sequencer-cv with your synth’s keyboard-cv so you can transpose sequences in real-time

- allows attenuation and mixing of cv’s. Control the filter cut-off frequency of your ARP 2600 with a knob that’s just in front of you or add variable keyboard-tracking to your ARP 2600 !

- fits on top of your ARP 2600 keyboard, minimoog keyboard etc.

- LFO range from 0,2 Hz up to 275Hz

- selectable triangle- or square waveform

- runs on batteries (2x 9V) or dc-transformer

- The Yamaha CS80’s keyboard aftertouch can control LFO-depth and LFO-speed at the same time. If you’ve ever played a CS80, you will know how much emotion this adds to your music. However, applying aftertouch on the keys doesn’t allow for fast playing. By connecting the LFO-expander to the external input, you can control the LFO- depth and speed with a foot-pedal and control pitch, filter or volume on a new manner.

- If you own a Yamaha CS50 or CS60, you can control LFO depth by applying aftertouch but you can’t control LFO-speed. By using the LFO-expander you can and introduce CS80-like effects on these synthesizers.

- For minimoog owners, if you want to use a LFO, you have to use oscillator 3 for this purpose since there’s no dedicated LFO on the minimoog. That means you can only use osc 1 & 2 as a sound-source. When connecting the LFO-expander to the vco-input, you have your long-waited-for LFO and make 3-oscillator sounds!

- Almost every analog synth featuring cv-out & cv-in connectors can profit from the LFO-expander for pitch-modulations: simply connect the cv-out to an input of the LFO-expander and connect the output of the LFO-expander to the cv-in of your synth. Now you can apply vibrato or pitchbends by simply pressing the pedal connected to the LFO-expander or by manually turning the knobs on the expander. Many analog synthesizer do have cv-in & cv-out or vco-control: ARP (Odyssey, ARP 2600) Moog (minimoog, prodigy) Roland SH-series, Promars Yamaha CS-series (CS10…..CS80) Simply check the inputs of your synth !

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