How to create the 1980s pop ballad sound

May 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on How to create the 1980s pop ballad sound 

One of the typical keyboard-based setups that were used in the ’80s for ballads.
Moog Minimoog: synth bass
Roland TR-808: drum machine
Yamaha DX7: electric piano

Minimoog and 1125 Sample & Hold module – triggering filter

May 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Minimoog and 1125 Sample & Hold module – triggering filter 

Here ‘noddyspuncture’ is using the Sample and Hold on mainly the Filter, but the Oscillators do play a part as well… set to various intervals – unison and also a 3rd and a 5th apart.

Bruno Ender Lee playing Galaxies

May 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Bruno Ender Lee playing Galaxies 

BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Galaxies (part 2)” – studio recording May 19. 2013

-stereo-track 1: Absynth 4 – (drone)
-stereo-track 2: Korg Mono/Poly VST (arpeggio)
-stereo-track 3: MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
-stereo-track 4: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads)
-stereo-track 5: Synthesizers.com Studio-88 (effects)
-stereo-track 6: ARP Odyssey (leads & effects)

composed, arranged & produced by Bruno Ender Lee
2013 Velvet Voyage Productions

Herb Deutsch on The Minimoog Voyager

May 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Herb Deutsch on The Minimoog Voyager 

During a recent visit to the Moog Factory, Professor Herb Deutsch, synth pioneer and collaborator of Bob Moog, gave an impromptu discussion on the evolution of the Minimoog.

http://www.moogmusic.com/legacy

Minibrute controlling a MiniMoog Model D – Ableton live

May 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Minibrute controlling a MiniMoog Model D – Ableton live 

Background video description:

Using the QMVS-48 S-Trig cable from Synthesizers.com for the Gate ( with a Mono 1/4 to mono 1/8 adapter since the minibrute uses minijacks) and a ad infinitum cable for the pitch to control a 1976 MiniMoog. Works pretty well and sequences well from Ableton.
Being able to use hardware with a DAW opens things up.

also the sequence at the end is a NIN bassline from SIN. I did not adjust for for latency.
Any comments or something i missed or are totally ignorant about please let me know

The Moog Ladder Filter

May 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on The Moog Ladder Filter 

Moog Engineer Rick Shaich discusses the Ladder Filter, the first Voltage Controlled Filter, which is the heart and soul of the Moog modular synthesizers of the 60s, the Legendary Minimoog of the 70’s, and is still the same filter topology used in all Moog Synthesizers to this day. The Ladder Filter creates the massive, thick sound for which Moog instruments are renowned.

Emulating the King – Introducing Native Instruments’ MONARK

April 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Emulating the King – Introducing Native Instruments’ MONARK 

The Minimoog is probably the most famous hardware synthesizer of all time—and likely the most emulated in the world of software. So does the world really need another Minimoog emulation? Native Instruments thinks so: Their new REAKTOR-based synth, MONARK, is based on years of research—but how does it sound?

Arturia iMini vs Model D

March 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Arturia iMini vs Model D 

Sonic takes a look at the new Arturia iMini software realisation of the classic Moog Mini – supplied by Dan from Hideawaystudio.co.uk

Hear Gaz’s output recording tests:
https://soundcloud.com/gazgoldstar/im…
https://soundcloud.com/gazgoldstar/im…

Extensive Moog demo session – Slim Phatty, miniMoog, Little Phatty & more

March 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Extensive Moog demo session – Slim Phatty, miniMoog, Little Phatty & more 

Jake Widgeon from Moog Music demonstrates the Moog Slim Phatty analog synthesizer at Kraft Music.

Jake Widgeon from Moog Music demonstrates the Moog Minimoog Voyager Rack Mount Edition analog synthesizer at Kraft Music.

Jake Widgeon from Moog Music demonstrates the Moog Little Phatty analog synthesizer at Kraft Music.

Enjoy

Time machine: Moog Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer Overview

March 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comments Off on Time machine: Moog Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer Overview 

The Minimoog was designed in response to the use of synthesizers in rock and pop music. Large modular synthesizers were expensive, cumbersome, and delicate, and not ideal for live performance; the Minimoog was designed to include the most important parts of a modular synthesizer in a compact package, without the need for patch cords. It later surpassed this original purpose, however, and became a distinctive and popular instrument in its own right. It remains in demand today, nearly four decades after its introduction, for its intuitive design and powerful bass and lead sounds.

The Minimoog is monophonic (only one note can be played at a time) and its three-oscillator design gave it its famous fat sound. Four prototypes were made over the years before a final design was decided upon to release as a commercial product. The Minimoog Model D adapted some of the circuitry (such as the filter section) from earlier modular instruments, but designed other circuitry (such as the oscillators and contour generators) from scratch. To produce a sound, the musician would first choose a sound shape to be generated from the VCO(s) and/or the type of Noise (White or Pink).

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