Here’s a video that I’ve just done of the micromac prototype loaded into a 3U Eurorack housing- Featured with it is the MacBeth X-Series Dual SV Filter- they make an interesting match! At times there is plenty of ‘ah yah ah yah ah yah’ sounds! Two oscillators were taken from the micromac and plugged into the Dual SV- the Vortex prototype pvides us with LFO modulation here!
Apologies for the indistinct talking through this one- toothache!! has set in! Anyway- I hope you enjoy this pure analogue example of synth stuff!
BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Spaceship” – performed live, March 3. 2012
MacBeth M5N, Doepfer MAQ-sequencer, ARP Odyssey, Synthesizers.com Studio-88, MiniMoog Voyager OS, Moog Little Phatty, Analogue Solutions Vostok, Roland Juno-60, Korg Delta, Korg Polysix, Korg MS 2000
(through 5 different stereo-panning-delays, 4 Behringer DD600 & 1 Boss ME-50)
composed, arranged & produced by Bruno Ender Lee; 2012 Velvet Voyage Productions
Here is a video tour of the up and coming MacBeth micromac! We get to see the front panel explained and also get to hear the sounds. NOTE this vid is just over a half hour in time- and sadly the software that I used to compress the file for upload contains one or to artifacts or ‘aliases’ It may come up as unwanted noise during the oscillator demo.
Background info on the video:
here’s a further experiment using the separate Control Voltage Inputs to the 3 Oscillators that micromac has- playing three note chords but recorded as a sequencec! This is the sound of 2 x micromac units with the lead solo sounds coming from the sister unit- the Photon! Occassionaly, I wear a hat…please excuse!
This is another video of the micromac (prototype) in action with the even more compact 21HP 3U X-Series Photon synthesizer module (prototype). Both the micromac and Photon are complete analogue synths! I’m using my all analogue CV and Gate keyboard to drive the micromac and a Korg Prophecy/Kenton Pro Solo to drive the Photon. The Photon is the arpeggiated synth going on here. Again it’s fun to do this stuff, and my playing is not the best- but this video does give you a good idea of the power and the sound of these seriously small in size synths doing their job! www.macbethstudiosystems.com
“We caught up with Ken MacBeth from MacBeth Studio Systemsfor a look at his new machines – coming real soon. Ken makes some awesome synthesizers and is exploring the desktop format with his new MicroMac and dot com format machines.
The new Dot Com format synth has a realy cool dual glide feature and features a normalized signal path with full patching too.”
Here are the details:
Hi there- this is the first *test* of the macbeth micromac- measuring just over a mere 8″ wide- it whacks a punch! This is the first demo that I’ve done of this 3 Oscillator pure analogue synthesizer and on this video- I’m getting to try out a couple of things. Oscillators 1 and 3 have direct outputs to left and right- the filter section has Oscillators, 1, 2 snd 3 pitched 1 octave apart, and a fifth! I guess then I lose the plot and try other things! Anyway- I put up because some folks have wanted to hear it! The micromac is a project that started well over a year ago….and now it is complete! I’m using the all analogue Vortex keyboard to play this thing!
Hooked up my mono synths with my Encore Expressionist and recorded a little video to show of the sound. I had the Acidlab Miami triggering the ARP Sequencer which was sequencing the filter cutoff (making that rhythmic sound in the background). The glidey/squelchy bass is the minimoog model D and the 4 voice poly is made up of the 2 ARP 2600′s and 2 voices from the Macbeth M5 – osc 1 and 3 through filter 1 and oscillator 2 through filter 2. It makes for a rather unsurprisingly fat sound and the expressionist makes it really easy to set everything up (I just need some more long 1/4 cables)! The Acidlab Miami was the drum accompaniment. Anyways, hopefully I can record more soon.
VELVET VOYAGE – “Astral Landscape” – performed live by Bruno Ender Lee; December 27. 2011
Synthesizers.com Studio-88, MiniMoog Voyager (OS), Moog Little Phatty Stage II, MacBeth M5N (& Doepfer MAQ-sequencer), ARP Odyssey, Analogue Solutions Vostok, Roland Juno-60, Korg Delta, Korg Polysix, Korg MS2000, Korg DS-8 & MoonSonoSx (VST)
…please take a look at the video-response “Surreal Landscape” by JampyKeys
Ready or not, here it comes: a smal live demo of MacBeth’s Dual VCO & Backend Filter modules. These fantastic sounding modules are some of my most essential sound sources
I played ‘em with Vermona’s new Quad MIDI-Interface and as additional modulation source I used Doepfer A-145 LFO and A-132-1 Linear VCA. Both are controlled by CV & modwheel from the interface.
External soundprocessing (delay) by EVENTIDE TimeFactor (effect: vintage delay)