Teaser: First new track from I Satellite in 8 years

August 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

First song by I SATELLITE in over 8 years. This is a cover version of “This Heart’s Not Made of Stone” by Television Personalities. Preliminary demo vocal.

Instruments used: Minimoog (x2), Roland VP-330, Minikorg, Oberheim DX, Roland MC-4b MicroComposer, MPC-3000.

New synth video called “analog_techno_improvisation”

July 2, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Just the name of the video make you wanna check it out ;-)

It performed with this friend. ———- roland tr909 tr808 tb303 sh101 sre555 moog minimoog analogue solution vostok ems vcs3 korg sq10 sherman filterbank2 and more

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analog_techno_improvisation 2
http://youtu.be/MiVaIc3F8go
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analog_techno_improvisation 3
http://youtu.be/dCKMVOnIpQo
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QuNeo controls Minimoog V

June 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Keith McMillen QuNeo controlling Arturia Minimoog V Origina in Ableton LIVE, X controlling bend on all drum pads with note, sliders controlling oscillator volumes with pressure, and filter cutoffs with slider location.

QuNeo is a different species of pad controller for electronic musicians, DJs, VJs and DIY hackers. While it covers all of the functionality of other pad controllers, QuNeo adds the power of touch recognition in other dimensions.

Tactile Pads, Sliders, Rotary Sensors and Switches

Each of the 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors are pressure, velocity, and location sensitive. Even the 17 switches respond to how hard you press.

LED Light Feedback

A remarkable lumination scheme combines variably diffusive elastomers with 251 multi-color LEDs providing visual feedback that is immediately responsive and delightfully informative. Man and machine are coupled through light, feel and sound.

Trigger Pads

16 square pads provide 127 levels of Velocity response. And X-Y location. And continuous pressure. For each pad. Times sixteen.

Rotary Sensors

2 rotary sensors allow you to scrub, trigger, stretch, pinch and play phrases and sound files, manipulate continuous controllers and more . Each rotary sensor measures angle, pressure and distance from the center.

Multi-touch Sliders

9 touch sensitive sliders can be mapped to fader and effects controls. LEDs within each slider act as VU meters or remind you where you were. Multi-touch lets you select a length between two fingers to set stereo locations or filter resonances. Tapping a slider can mute or toggle any track or function.

Switches

The switches are located in smart groupings to select samples, fader banks, and transport controls. Each of the switches can scan up and down through files at speeds variable with your touch. Great for quickly locating that perfect fill or telling your looper you really meant it.

The Mini Moog Synthesizer with Herb Deutsch

June 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Herb Deutsch, the co-inventor of the first Moog synthesizer discusses the history and functions of the Mini Moog as well as its impact on the music of the time. Deutsch also plays one of his original jazz fusion pieces.

Directed by Michael Sterling

Get the Arturia miniMoog for free on the 21st of June

June 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Arturia has told us that they will be giving away for free a special version of Minimoog-V on June 21st Only.

Arturia’s agreement with Moog Music to sell a Moog-branded virtual instrument is ending, so they’re going to update and rename Moog Modular V and Minimoog V as Modular V and Mini-V.

The free version of Minimoog-V Original offers 1,000 presets and features from the latest Minimoog- V update (Version 2.5), but without the additional functionality accessible behind the ‘hinged’ front panel — just like the original Minimoog.

More info here >>

Chase (Midnight Express) by Moroder – performed by Phoenix-Flare

June 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Classic synth track by Giorgio Moroder from the film Midnight Express 1978.

“I’ve performed it using Ableton and a Launchpad to trigger the drum loop and synth midi loops. My Doepfer modular is playing the bassline using the A-105 low pass filter, and the flanged pad is a Prophet-08 going through a TC Electronics Nova Modulator pedal. Lead is on my beloved Minimoog OS through a Mad professor Tiny Orange Phaser and an Electro-Harmonic Memory Boy.”

Voyager – new analogue synth ReFill based on the sounds of the famous Minimoog Voyager

June 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ReasonBanks has announced the release of Voyager, an analogue synth ReFill based on the sounds of the famous Minimoog Voyager synthesizer.

VOYAGER refill provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue leads, bass, polyphonic keys and pads, giving you a new powerful synth in your Reason rack.

Our concept has never targeted the development of the 100% perfect software emulation of Minimoog: it is practically not possible. A sample library is a bit similar to the photo album: they contain series of snapshots. It will sound but never work as the original hardware. Bearing this constraint in mind, we wanted to create a synth in Reason that sounds like a real Moog, but acts like Reason’s instruments.

Voyager features

  • 1.78 GB multi-samples (over 2400 wav files) in 24 bit wav format.
  • All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping.
  • 124 REX loops: melodic bass, arp & noise sequences for KLP (keyboard loop player).
  • 339 NN-19 patches, 412 NN-XT patches, 128 Combinator presets.
  • Refill size: 1.22 GB (24 bit).

The ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of 28.80 EUR through June 2012 (regular 36 EUR). Requires Reason 6 or above.

The Minimoog Voyager is a true analog monophonic synthesizer (probably the most expensive one of its kind) and is based entirely on the original classic Minimoog Model D, which was on the production line of Moog Music, Inc. from 1970 to 1982. It’s cased in a beautiful, solid hardwood cabinet with a multi-position hinged control panel.

Just like the original, the Voyager has three analog wide-range voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source, as well as one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals.

Two resonant Moog-style filters are on-board and function in dual lowpass or lowpass/highpass modes and can be modulated by one of the two ADSR envelopes, the LFO, or external control.

Minimoog Voyager is a first class synth; every bit as elegant in look as sound and quality. It is highly streamlined and offers all the functionalities of a modern day (mono)synth with the classic, warm, unforgettable Moog sound.

Get it here >>

BusyBox Synthesizer – like a modular Minimoog Model D

May 31, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Grove Audio has posted information on their BusyBox synthesizer.

This 6MU module contains a complete synthesizer voice and an internal MIDI to CV converter. Internal routing is roughly based on the Moog Minimoog Model D.

An analog routing system controlled by a processor offers alternative routing schemes to extend the usefulness of the unit as a standalone synthesizer. A couple of extra features not found on the Minimoog have been added such as ring modulator, linear FM modulation of the VCOs, and voltage controlled amplifiers on each VCO and external audio sources.

The MIDI to CV converter can produce up to four CV/gate pairs and internal control voltages based on channel control messages from an external sequencer or keyboard controller can extend or replace internal modulation sources for the VCOs, the audio mixer or the filter.

The filter core is a 4 pole low pass filter which feeds a signal matrix and analog switch that allows one of sixteen possible filter modes to be selected. Two envelope generators can be used to modulate parameters of the filter and apply a contour to the main audio output VCA.

The depth of modulation can be controlled by the modulation wheel of a connected MIDI keyboard controller.

Pricing and availability are to be announced.

More info here >>

Simsynth Live | Subtractive Synthesizer

May 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SimSynth Live captures the big multi-oscillator sound of a MiniMoog, and combines it with the warm, fat sound of Oberheim style SVF filters.

The result? Rich strings, wall to wall brass, and fat punchy basses. And we haven’t forgotten techno sounds either. SimSynth Live uses a filter technique that gives the EMPH knob a sound you can crank.

3 oscillators, each with a dual (warm) mode effectively making 6 oscillators

Ring modulator

A dual SVF filter that programs like an old Oberheim SEM, (lets you mix lowpass, bandpass, and highpass)

Two discrete envelopes and an LFO.Stereo chorus effect, (in case 6 oscillators aren’t warm enough)

Studio quality alias free rendering

FX Panel with EQ, Reverb, Phaser & Delay

FL Studio & VSTi versions included

More info here >>

Synth spotting – Astral Odyssey

April 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background data:

BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Astral Odyssey” – composed, arranged & performed by Bruno Ender Lee, April 22. 2012
Pre-recorded live tracks: ARP Odyssey & Doepfer MAQ-sequencer / MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
Filmed live tracks: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads) / Moog Etherwave Theremin / ARP Odyssey (fx-sequence)

2012 Velvet Voyage Productions

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