Retro footage of Dan Laskowski demonstrating his 1984 Lead Synthesizer software for the Commodore 64
Progress Productions has released a video interview with Mr. Jones machine (unfortunately for most of you in Swedish
However, for those of you who cannot enjoy the interview we have added at least a small video below featuring the band on stage:
Read our post on their new album here >>
“Electric Woman part 2″
intro, strings and lead sounds: Oberheim OB-Xa
bassline: Moog Minimoog
drums: SCI Drumtraks
(special thanks to susa for the assistance)
the audio file:
On March 30th, Swedish Synthpop trio Mr Jones Machine will release their long-awaited third studio album “Monokrom”. Jouni Ollila, Jarmo Ollila and Magnus Lindström have worked on the album for almost four years and once again the trio will stick to swedish lyrics. The new album is said to be more mature then ever and a much stronger side of the band.
Before this, on March 16th, the band will release – together with a very impressive video – a limited 7 inch vinyl of the track “De Månblekta Tingen”, which is a duet between Jouni and the famous 80′s icon Susie Päivirinta from the cult duo Lili & Susie, known from the 80′s with hits like “Oh Mama!”.
This track will be accompanied with the exclusive b-side “Elektricitet”.
This video, via retrosound, is a demo of the PPG Waveterm A + Wave 2.2 – a vintage wavetable synthesizer from 1982.
PPG Waveterm A and Wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982.
The Waveterm is the heart of the legendary PPG system and based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II with Motorola 6809 processor.
- creation of Waves and Wavetables
- fourier analysis / resonator
- additive synthesis
- 8 bit Sampling for the WAVE 2.2
- sequencer / event generator
- storage of sounds on 8″ disc
this first demo video shows only a few functions (creation of waves, wavetables) of the Waveterm A. more coming soon.
Retro style Analog / Wavetable unison synth. The synth comes with 2 x 5 oscillators and one of them features a wavetable mode with 135 waves. The filter has an overdrive, key tracking, ADSR envelope and an extra High Pass filter to filter out unwanted low frequencies. Retronix is offered as freeware and can be used in commercial productions without restrictions. RETRONIX is available free on the official Angular Momentum site at http://www.amvst.com/node/184
- 2 Oscillators (1 with Wavetable Mode)
- Unison Detune and Spread
- Single/Dual/Fat/Ultrafat switch
- Stereo SV Filter with overdrive and second HP Filter
- Amp ADSR Envelope
- Filter ADSR Envelope
- Stereo Chorus
- Stereo Delay
- Pitch bend
- 180 Patches
Minimum System Requirements
Awesome new video created by “virt”
Artist: virt (Jake Kaufman)
Song: Retro City Rampage Theme
It’s Retro City Rampage: The Soundtrack! The tracks from the video game are heading to your headphones!
Download this track at: retrocityrampage.com
vintage synth demo by RetroSound
“Odyssey feat. Minimoog”
2 VCO deep bass: Moog Lintronics Minimoog
2 VCO lead sound: ARP Odyssey MkIIII
FX: Lexicon reverb and delay
Keen on exclusive video games then here’s a treat for you. Slightly off topic, but I am inclined to believe there are good retro tunes on them as well, if you have the money that is
Some Japanese videogame collectors won’t settle for perfect copies of titles they played in their youth. For a handful of devotees, it’s all about getting their hands on the rarest retrogames in the world, some of which were manufactured in batches of just a few hundred.
In Tokyo’s Akihabara electronics district, a retrogame’s relative scarcity drives pricing. “When only a handful of games are made, they can charge what they want for it”. Such retrogames used to be spread all over Akihabara, but these days the rarest ones have funneled into three specialty stores: Mandarake, Trader and Super Potato.
Here are the 10 most expensive game cartridges in all of Akihabara, photographed in the three retrogame superstores. If you bought them all, it would cost you roughly $15,250.
Angular Momentum has released Retronix, a free retro-style software synth plugin for Windows.
The synth features 2 x 5 oscillators and one of them offers a wavetable mode with 135 waves.
The filter has overdrive, key tracking, an ADSR envelope and an extra High Pass filter to filter out unwanted low frequencies.