MicroKorg Tutorial: Ambient Synth Lead Sound

November 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background information and tutorial settings below:

This is a MicroKorg tutorial showing how to make the synth lead sound from my “Sunday Synth Jam” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp8620beSxY If you have questions or comments, go ahead and post them below! :) Thanks for watching!

____SETTINGS:____
Initialize the sound on the MicroKorg by pressing SHIFT + 3 and then 3 again.

Pitch: 0 – 0 – 10 – 5 – /
Osc1: SIN – 0 – 0 – / – /
Osc2: SQU – SYC – 12 – 0 – /
Mixer: 127 – 54 – 0 – / – /
Filter: 12.L – 61 – 84 – 15 – 19
Filter EG: 0 – 0 – 33 – 31 – ON
AMP EG: 0 – 77 – 64 – 107 – ON
LFO 2: SIN – OFF – OFF – 12 – /

Patch 1: LFO.2 – CUT – 10 – / – /
Patch 2: LFO.2 – 2.TN – 10 – / – /
Mod FX: ENS – 50 – 99 – / – /
Delay: L-R – ON – 1.4 – 50 – /

Press SHIFT + WRITE and then WRITE again to save the sound to the current slot.

Time machine: Synth solo with the analog vintage Roland SH 2000

November 4, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Solo with the analog, one VCO mono synth, Roland SH-2000.
Pad: Oberheim OBXa
EFX: Roland DEP-5
Reverb: Sonar
Live played and recorded by magevers 04-11-2012

The SH-2000, introduced in 1973, is Roland’s second synthesizer and is essentially a limited version of the SH-1000. Like the 1000, it is a single-oscillator monophonic analog Preset synthesizer designed to sit atop a home organ. It’s got a great old analog sound but its lack of edit-ability and connectivity compared to the SH-1000 is what ultimately holds it back from being really great. (Perhaps Roland wanted to simplify it for the target demographic at the time – churches and casual home organists.)

Below its 37-note keyboard are several colorful tab switches which are used to select any one of its 30 Preset sounds. They range from the usual to the unusual: Tuba, Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Violin, Bass Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Fuzz Guitar I, Fuzz Guitar II; Piano, Harpsichord, Accordion, Vibraphone, Xylophone; Singing Voice, Song Whistle, Popcorn, Space Reed, Planet, Frog Man, Funny Cat, Growl Wow and Wind.

Left of the keyboard are the only editable controllers available on the SH-2000. They include the filter’s cutoff, resonance and modulation sliders, LFO modulation rate, portamento, vibrato, pitch bend, volume and master tuning. The filter and LFO are severely limited and there are no ADSR envelope controls. However, the cool ‘Growl’ and ‘Wow’ effects and the Random Note Generator from the SH-1000 are here, which is nice. Amazingly, this 1973 synth has aftertouch, called the ‘Touch Effect’ which can be assigned to modulate the volume, Vibrato, pitch, ‘Wow’ and ‘Growl’ effects. A few other drawbacks to the SH-2000 is the total lack of CV/Gate for external communication and no user memory.

The SH-2000 is great for squeaky effects and growling bass notes. However the SH-1000 offers much more flexibility and a better sounding filter.

300 random presets for the DPO

August 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

300 random, 8-value presets, divided across three, 100-preset groups.

Same patch as the previous video (“DPO + iPad”), only the DPO is routed here through an Echophon for a very slight chorus delay.

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Using an iPad, Touch OSC and Max/MSP to control a Make Noise DPO.

Signal path is DPO Final out –> A-132-3.

The “Fold” portion of the DPO’s timbre section is acting as a VCA for the module. The A-132-3 is acting as a panner, using two inverted outputs from the Dr. Octature to open its VCAs in a mirrored pattern.

This is a stereo patch– headphones are recommended.

Checking out THE DARK ZEBRA synth presets

July 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A walk through some of THE DARK ZEBRA synth presets – a Zebra2 soundbank created by Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr. A few of the clips reveal extra “ZebraHZ” features that are not present in the regular Zebra2.

Available from July 23rd, 2012 at www.u-he.com
(running the HZ version of this plugin requires a license for Zebra2)

130 new Animoog presets

May 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sunsine Audio has released Animation Vol 1, a set of 130 presets for Moog’s Animoog IOS synth.

Dubstep basses, modulation mayhem, chiptune keys, ambient voyages, hard leads and dirty funk characterize this set of 130 presets for the award winning Animoog ios synth. Compatible with both IPad and IPhone versions. The cheapest, most diverse and usable set available. Recharge your Moog and find out why this synth is creating such a stir!

    • *Requires Animoog synthesizer for IPad or IPhone*
    • 130 .preset files
    • Includes easy installation instructions.

Pricing and Availability:
$4.99

More information:

Testing Buchla drum presets + a bonus Buchla

January 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Drum Bloop – Testing the Buchla drum presets. You can find them on page 247 of the user manual…”

Via It’s full of stars

“Vegas Buchla and OP-1 Sunset – Chillin at Encore waiting for Deadmau5 making lots of noise”

Moog releases free Halloween sound set for Animoog

October 31, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Moog Music has announced that it has paired up with sound design and synthesist wizards Drew Neumann and Kevin Lamb to concoct a brew of unsettling and bone-chilling sounds that are now available as a free download for Animoog, the incredibly popular, professional polyphonic synthesizer designed for Apple’s iPad.

Moog instruments have been iconic in popular music for more than 40 years, but they’ve also been responsible for creating the sounds of fear, suspense and terror in popular cinema. From Hollywood blockbusters to horror films, and even The Simpsons’ Halloween specials, Moog synthesizers have added a spooky element to thousands of soundtracks.

In the “spirit” of Moog’s scary side, and due to the phenomenal success of Animoog as one of the top-10 paid iPad apps on the iTunes store, Moog Music is offering a Halloween sound set to users for free on it’s website (http://www.moogmusic.com/content/animoog) through Friday, November 4.

“It’s always thrilling to hear the new sounds that artists and sound designers create when we have developed a new instrument,” said Cyril Lance, chief engineer at Moog Music. “In this case, Animoog inspired Drew and Kevin to create an entire library of spooky sounds for Halloween which we are extremely excited to share with you.”

The add-on to Animoog includes presets that span the range from sci-fi to horror, and, in some cases, look like their names. Users can watch for the Zombie Hand, run from the Cyclops, escape the Evil Portal, and avoid the Scythe of the Grim Reaper!

The heart of Animoog is Moog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine (ASE), a technology that has been in development at Moog for nearly six years. Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the modern touch surface paradigm, enabling any user to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as they play them. Whether users are new to synthesizers or are professional musicians, Animoog’s unique user interface gives them the ultimate tool for total creative expression.

Animoog is currently available on the iTunes app store for the iPad and iPad 2 for a limited time price of only $.99 USD (returning to the regular price of $29.99 USD November 18).

dANCe NaTiON

April 8, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/RVVspfo0XvU

100 brand new presets programmed by music producer, remixer and sound designer Rob Lee

Julian Ray has released an updated version of Harmless Invasion

March 3, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Julian Ray has released an updated version of Harmless Invasion , a free collection of presets for the Harmless synthesizer by Image-Line. Julian Ray is a composer, whose fantasy and imagination will lead you to the world, filled with bright vibes and soothing melodies, where his music, as a mysterious bird, smoothly soars between clouds of picturesque textures and hypnotic soundscapes. Harmless Invasion features 20 “Space Drifting” SFX 20 “Alien Machine” SFX 20 “Data Transmission” SFX Harmless Invasion is available as a free download.

Julian Ray has released an updated version of Harmless Invasion, a free collection of presets for the Harmless synthesizer by Image-Line.

Julian Ray is a composer, whose fantasy and imagination will lead you to the world, filled with bright vibes and soothing melodies, where his music, as a mysterious bird, smoothly soars between clouds of picturesque textures and hypnotic soundscapes.

Harmless Invasion features

  • 20 “Space Drifting” SFX
  • 20 “Alien Machine” SFX
  • 20 “Data Transmission” SFX

Harmless Invasion is available as a free download.

More information: Julian Ray / Harmless Invasion

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