Demo of the Korg Electribe ES-1, EM-1, and Novation DrumStation

May 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This demo includes the Korg ES-1 sampler, Korg EM-1 workstation, and Novation DrumStation drum synth. The EM-1 is sequencing the DrumStation, the DrumStation is doing it’s own sort of 909 impression, and the ES-1 is playing back the sample (Cathy Dennis “Touch Me”, sampled off the 12″ single and pitched down). The ES-1 is also functioning as an effects unit with it’s audio in being connected to an effects send on my mixer. The reverb is an Electro Harmonix Holy Stain.

Novation Bass Station II – World Exclusive

May 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description from Sonic:

Novation were keen to give us another opportunity to see the new analog monosynth in the flesh in the altogether calmer and more forensic environment of our own studios. An extra bonus being we got time with Nick Bookman, a long time Novation guy who is also deep into the development of the instrument, and knows it intimately.

Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analogue effects section. Add a step sequencer, arpeggiator, full sized keys and a powerful modulation section and you have the makings of a synth that is built for bass, but capable of so much more.

Bass-Station-II-Overview2

Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth with a talent for bass, but a sound-engine that is versatile enough to kick out sharp leads and crisp arpeggios. It brings the best elements of the original Bass Station into a brand new design with re-worked modulation, effects, filters and more; like the Bass Station, but a much much bigger sound.
The signal path is pure analogue – including the effects section. The hardware has been laid out in modules with dedicated pots, switches, sliders and buttons for all major parameters. Critically, you can store and recall patches on Bass Station II. It comes with 64 killer factory presets, space for 64 of your own sounds on the hardware, and you can store more on your computer.

The key-mech consists of 25 full sized keys that are velocity sensitive with assignable aftertouch. It has been developed as a ‘synth-action’ keyboard, where each key is individually sprung so it is light to the touch and highly responsive to the synth engine. Bass Station II is a fully class compliant MIDI device with MIDI I/O on 5 pin din ports – for connecting to other MIDI outboard – and with your computer over USB. You can even connect an external instrument and run it through Bass Station II’s analogue filter and effects.

Novation KS4 / KS5 synthesizer – Ambient chillout arpeggiator synth demo

April 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Playing an ambient / chilllout arpeggiator music soundscape demo on Novation KS4 / KS5 synthesizer.

Utilizing 3 oscillators, envelope, filter, resonance, LFO and reverb adjustments.

Performed live, no external processing.

Novation // Sky White Tiger x MiniNova

April 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sky White Tiger x MiniNova
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Music: ‘Common’ by Sky White Tiger.
All synth, bass and vocoder parts recorded using MiniNova.

Check out these other MiniNova videos:
Dorian Concept x MiniNova: http://youtu.be/9dZWJFKyUSc
MiniNova performance: http://youtu.be/uvDfHhuFF5w
Artist first look: http://youtu.be/m7fJ7nUWPkU
Vocoder and VocalTune™: http://youtu.be/IAgANvgD4KE

MiniNova is a compact, super-cool performance synth with the same sound engine as its big brother: the UltraNova. It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds which you can tweak with 5 knobs, or totally warp with 8 ‘animate’ buttons. MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune™ effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from Hip Hop, Urban and electronic music.

Novation MiniNova key features:
• Hugely powerful micro synthesizer with UltraNova’s sound engine
• Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects
• Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
• 256 awesome onboard sounds – instantly searchable
• Layer up to 5 effects per voice
• Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
• Run guitars and other instruments through the vocoder, VocalTune™ and effects
• 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O

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Novation // Launchkey: Controlling Cubase

April 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Novation Launchkey Tutorial: Controlling Cubase
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Quick tutorial video demonstrating how Novation Launchkey controls your DAW.

Artist: Perpetual Present
Title: Prophets not profits
Check it out here:
https://soundcloud.com/perpetual-pres…

Launchkey is a range of 25, 49 and 61 note keyboard controllers with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour trigger-pads that launch clips and scenes in Ableton Live. As well as enabling hands-on control of your DAW’s mixer, instruments and more, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launckey app and the Launchpad app – plus the powerful V-Station & Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and Windows.

Novation Launchkey Key Features:
• Launchkey comes with a brand new Launchkey app and Launchpad apps for iPad and the powerful Novation V-Station and Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and PC
• Quick, hands-on control of your mixer, transport and more in Ableton, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic
• Two rows of launch pads for playing and sketching out drum beats, or launching and improvising with loops using the Launchpad app – they also launch clips and scenes in Ableton
• Synth-styled velocity-sensitive keyboard with precision accuracy and fast action – software control via 50 faders, knobs, pads and buttons (35 on 25-note version)
• Instant access to major DAW control parameters — with no assignment necessary
• Fully bus-powered, even with iPad. Just plug it in and go, with no power supply or batteries
• One gigabyte of Loopmasters sample content including artist packs, drum samples and sound FX
• Ableton Live Lite included

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Novation KS5 Synthesizer – Dreamy Ambient Chillout Demo

April 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://www.synth4ever.com – Performing a dreamy ambient soundscape synth demo on Novation KS5 synthesizer.

Utilizing 3 oscillators, reverb, delay, chorus, filter/envelope adjustments and minor LFO changes.
Performed live, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.

Using an enhanced version of the K-Station sound engine, the KS4 (four octave keyboard) and the KS5 (five octaves) offer many additional features and benefits.

The keyboards have aftertouch, are semi-weighted, and each of the 33 knobs and sliders transmit MIDI. There is four part multi-timbral operation with four individual assignable outputs. A big plus is a separate effects section for each part – a unique Novation feature from the Supernova. Also featured are 4 Arpeggiators and 16 note polyphony with a 16 band Vocoder.

The KS-synths have 3 oscillators which provide sawtooth, triangle, sine, pulse width modulation and other waveforms. There’s even a simple FM synth engine which can be dialed in for sharpening the sound. Oscillators may be set to Unison or Sync’d operation and a Noise source is also included in the waveform engine. There is a nice low-/band-/high-pass resonant filter with switchable 12 or 24dB/oct slopes and ADSR controls. A second ADSR envelope is available for the amp, as well as two LFOs with sample-and-hold and MIDI sync.

On-board effects include reverb and delay/chorus/flanger. Their send levels can be controlled by the Mod wheel which is a nice effect. A 12-band vocoder is also on-board for processing external mono sounds such as drum loops or vocals. Pads sound great when vocoded with external sounds. External sounds can also be used as an oscillator, run through the filters, envelopes, etc. with much better results than were possible on the original Bass Stations.

Techno demo featuring the MT-40, EM-1, DrumStation and ST-224

April 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here is a demo Jordan Passmore created with the Korg Electribe EM-1, Casio MT-40, Novation Drumstation, and Zoom SampleTrak ST-224. The EM-1 is doing the sequencing + bass/short stab sound + some percussion, the Casio is doing the square-wave lead tones, the Novation is doing the 909/808ish sounds and the SampleTrak is simply effecting the Casio with it’s effects section (I will do a more exhaustive demo of the SampleTrak soon). The Casio is also being ran through a stereo analog chorus and analog delay. There is some compression done with a Roland MMP-2 on the master channel. The entire segment was mixed on a Tascam M-1600 mixing desk.

Full walkthrough of the new Novation Bass Station II + Audio demo

April 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Steelberry Clones at MusikMesse 2013

Taking a close look at the Novation Bass Station II

Copyright 2013 Stereoklang Produktion

Audio demo:

The full sounds of the new analog synth from Novation, live from MusikMesse 2013

MESSE13: Novation Bass Station II Preview

April 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

MESSE13: Novation Bass Station II Preview – We get an engineering preview

Novation introduces Bass Station II

April 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

So, Novation follows the main trend of the past two year – the revival of analog synths, just like the MiniBrute, MS20 mini, Sub Phatty etc

Bass-Station-II-Overview1

Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analogue effects section. Add a step sequencer, arpeggiator, full sized keys and a powerful modulation section and you have the makings of a synth that is built for bass, but capable of so much more.

Bass Station II marks Novation’s 21st birthday – find out more about Novation’s early synths and how the technology evolved over 20 years

Analogue synth: brand new version of the classic Bass Station

Bass Station II has a pure analogue audio signal path, reviving the spirit of the original Bass Station with an all-new design optimised for bass.

Two distinct analogue filters

A brand new “Acid” filter joins the “Classic” original Bass Station filter -(“Classic” switches between low, hi and band pass with 12 and 24dB slopes).

Load and save patches

Bass Station II ships with 64 factory patches and a further 64 user slots. Patch dump enables you to archive and swap sounds.

Pattern-based Step Sequencer and Arpeggiator

Bass Station II has an arpeggiator with a programmable step sequencer that enables you to store and call up patterns and quickly sketch-out ideas.

Dedicated Tweakable Controls

Analogue synth layout includes dedicated controls for all major parameters enabling instant hands-on control of the sound engine.

Two Oscillators plus an additional Sub Oscillator

Bass Station II has two sync-able, tune-able oscillators with four selectable waveforms, plus a third sub-oscillator for generating enormous bass sounds.

Analogue effects section

Bass Station II includes fully analogue distortion and filter-modulation effects and a separate filter overdrive to add an aggressive, crunchy sound-quality.

Analogue effects section Flexible modulation featuring 2 Envelopes and 2 LFOs

LFO waveforms include triangle, sawtooth, square and sample & hold. Two ADSR envelopes are available for filter, pitch and pulse width modulation.

MIDI I/O and USB connectivity

Bass Station II can be connected to your music software as well as your MIDI compatible hardware.

Players ‘synth-action’ keyboard with aftertouch

The keyboard mechanism is a two-octave (25 note) velocity sensitive synth-action keyboard with full-size keys and assignable aftertouch

 

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