In this refill (sound bank), which is compatible with Reason 4 and Reason 5, the user gets access to over 8,000 individual files, such as brand new samples of both digital and analog synthesizers, the entire Fairlight CMI IIx factory library (used with kind permission from Fairlight in Australia) as carefully sampled, re-sampled, edited and looped by Bitley, as well as each single drum sound from basically all (worthwile) drum machines ever made. The new refill contains over 1,000 individual NNXT patches and over 450 (that is four hundred and fifty) combinator patches.
The refill also contains brand new signature patches. It also collects and includes all previous Bitley refills, such as The Prophet (Prophet 5), DaBeat, Orlando JX-10, Patrick Fridh’s D-50 ReFill and DeLight. Brand new material includes multi samples taken from a mint condition Roland Jupiter 4 synthesizer. All in all, this sets to provide the entire range of sounds necessary for each and every one interested in having ALL important synthesizer and drum sounds from the entire 1980s; it’s all here. From the Yamaha DX7 bass sound as used by Howard Jones to multiple variations of Fairlight’s Sararr patch as used by Tears For Fears, Art Of Noise and many others. Not forgetting each and every drum sound that made Prince famous.
Content: About 1,970 separate Reason patches for all instruments, including Dr Rex / OctoRex, Subtractor, Malström, Thor, NN19, NNXT, Combinator, ReDrum. Over 2,5 Gb of raw sample data; 1,2 Gb when packed into the refill. About 40 demo songs and examples. Each patch categorized and easily found through clever placement in the refill. The total development time of this refill has been over 14 months.
Retro synth continues to tease us with old posters of rare synth gems
Analog Player includes no less than 1,000 classic Arturia synthesizer sounds made from the company’s flagship software synthesizers (Minimoog V, Prophet V, ARP 2600 V, Jupiter 8V, and many others) that re-create the sounds and the look of classic hardware synthesizers. According to the maker, Analog Player’s straightforward editing functions give access to the most essential parameters, making sound design both easy and fun. In addition, its smart preset manager helps you find the sounds you want quickly, without having to waste time scrolling through endless menus.
The new release is fully compatible with major plugin formats (VST, Audio Units, and RTAS) and hosts on Mac OS X and Windows XP / Vista / 7. Analog Player not only integrates into all the major hosts and sequencers, but it can also be used in standalone mode and be controlled by a remote external MIDI keyboard with keys, knobs and faders, allowing you to make changes via a simple twist of a knob.
Artura Analog Player’s main features:
- 1,000 synthesizer sounds selected from the Arturia Classic Synths (Minimoog V, Moog Modular V, CS-80V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet V, Prophet VS, and Jupiter-8V)
- Smart preset manager allows you to fast filter the presets to your requirements, by instrument and by type (Bass, Pads, Leads, and so forth)
- Organize Presets view by Name, Instrument, Type, CPU usage, Favorites, or User Presets
- Straightforward editing with the most essential parameters for personalizing presets: Cutoff and Resonance, Chorus and Delay mix, ADSR envelope
- Full compatibility with major formats and hosts on Mac OS X and Windows XP / Vista / 7 (VST, Audio Units, and RTAS)
- 4 Snapshots buttons let you store up to 4 snapshots for sound comparisons, variations, and more
- Integrated as a plugin within your sequencer or plays as a standalone software synthesizer
- Optimize your screen space — choose to view the Preset Manager only, the Keyboard only, or both at the same time
- Set to Control with your external MIDI keyboard
- Save and recall presets
- VST 2.4 / Cubase 5 ready
Analog Player is now available as a downloadable product for $99 (MSRP) from the Arturia online store. For more details, please visit arturia.com.
Alphatron is not just a simple VA synthesizer instead in using a 3rd oscillator with digital waves it does offer a lot more variation. Thus it can do analogstyle sounds reminding of the old Moog and Prophet days but also merge this with the digital realm in various ways to achieve sounds beyond.
Another big highlight of Alphatron is the versatile step sequencer with 8 + 4 pattern slots which can be selected at realtime for instant pattern switching.
Plus Step Variation which is in fact aonther 16 step sequencer to set different number of steps to be played in succession. Two alternating semitone offsets can be set e.g. for each 2nd, 3rd or 4th loop.
Main features (based on Pro version):
Note: Both EG have 3 modes: exponential, reverse exponential, and linear; and optional control for Attack and Decay by velocity
FM music has started some video posts where selected people shares their love for different synths
Morgan Page gives FM the lowdown on why he loves the Prophet ’08 so much.
Morgan Page takes you through why he loves the Moog Voyager.
Kieran Hebden talks about his love of the Yamaha Tenori-On and how it was used in his new album
Whether it be your kids, friends or dates in the pub one often run into the problem of describing what the heck you do when you’re in the studio playing around with your Prophet 5, Oscillators, plug-ins, mixer boards etc, than this little video might come in handy, LOL. It features the veteran sound designer and synth nerd Suzanne Ciani explaining sound, synthesis and music on 80′s childrens TV show ’3-2-1 Contact’.
Well even you and I might learn something
Cheers, even though it is Mondayyyyy, shit four more days before another great weekend
Synth mofo (in the best possible way) meets Mopho synth
This latest synth, the monphonic MoPho is based on the voice architecture of the Prophet 8 and the parameter access of the Evolver series and turns it yellow. The user interface has been paired down to give access to the most commonly accessed parameters, Pitch, Cutoff, Resonance, Attack and Decay/Release, with a further four assignable controls – which can be programmed from the front panel – you can fully program the synth from there, or via the Mac/PC basic editing software. There’s also the intriguing looking button labeled ‘Push It!”
Mopho is a compact and affordable—but powerful—monophonic analog synthesizer. The voice architecture is identical to a single voice of the Prophet ’08, but with a couple of unique twists to distinguish it from its award-winning sibling. We have added two sub-octave generators—one per oscillator—for additional girth and crushing basses. It also has an audio input that lets you process external audio and mix Mopho’s own audio output back in pre-filter for feedback effects that can range from subtle distortion to extreme skronk. The Push It button is a manual trigger that lets you play a specific note or latch notes and sequences on. It can also step through a sequence to play short melodic lines without a keyboard. Of course, Mopho can also be used with a MIDI controller or external sequencer.
Listen to it:
A friend of mine on facebook sent me this link today and I thought I just had to share with all of you.
It is really funny
AudioWarrior has released Analogue Synthesizers For Kontakt, a collection of gurgling analog sounds from some of the of the most famous analog synthesizers of the 60′s & 70′s. This collection includes searing synth leads, deep shaking bass patches, FX, trippy pads based on classics like Juno, Oberheim, Moog, Prophet, Oscar, and more.
What the manufacturer says:
The Holy Grail of Analogue Sythesizer Leads, Bass’, FX, Pads.
The best sounds of 7 Famous Analogue and Digital Synthesizers from the 60′s & 70′s
that have shaped our civilization are now yours to do with what you will by land, by air, or sea.
Evolving Alien Environments and Soundscapes including Rain & Thunder, The Grays,
BladeRunner, RAIN, Deep Sea, Alien Locust, Ethereal Bog, Frogs of Plague
Every famous sound is included that put synths on the map. Digitized for maximum flexibility for use in Native-Instruments Kontakt.
Once you have them activated and on screen, further twist them into pulsating textures and pitch wheel them into pandemonium.
If anyone has tried it already, feel free to leave a review