If you thought working with loops was invented by Ableton or maybe labourus reel-to-reel tape splicing of the past, check this out:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrXtmKGkSa4]
Mellotrons where all over the prog rock albums in the 60-70s but disappeard when the digital samplers came (Fairlight, Emulator, Synclavier etc) in the 80s. But Mellotron provided more than strings, flutes and organ presets. As shown in the video above loops with rythm tracks where also available.
IK Multimedias SampleTron includes also these loops if you’re into retro loops: <a href=”http://www.ikmultimedia.com/sampletron/“>
“This is a UNIQUE modular synthesizer prototype in the world created by Ken Macbeth, his sound & features are impressive with 7 VCO + 6 suboscillators, 13 oscillators in total!!! In my experience I can say that this modular project is much more complex and powerful than the new M5n or M3X… this modular has a FAT sound, another planet!” – thanks to scienceforce who also has a few clips of the ultra rare Starkey Hearing Science modular.
Many of you know that I am agreat fan of manga, anime, tokidoki and similar art stuff and pixel art is no exception. Pixel art gives the same type of pleasure as C64/bitpop music and therefore I just wanted to share one of my favorite pixel sites – which in principal is just one big f-cking image – printed it would certainly cover a very large painting – a smal snap shot from it is pasted below, but be sure to click the image to see the actual one and make sure to surf around in the pixel world.
Came across this bautiful video clip today showing the famous Buchla synth – its a MUST see for all you geeks out there, hehe. Clic the picture to watch – re-directs to a friendly site
/ / / / / Viewing with headphones or a stereo source is highly recommended / / / / /
This colorful video features sound artist Charles Cohen improvising on a 1970′s Buchla Music Easel. This extremely rare instrument is one of Don Buchla’s 200 series. Buchla (a pioneer of audio synthesis) only manufactured 14 of these units. The entire film was edited from an hour-long set of free improvisation, with audio was taken directly from Charles’ mixing board.
All of the photography and editing was produced by Alex Tyson, a sound and video artist from Pennsylvania. The film was shot in 16:9 720p High Definition format, using the Letus35 Extreme and a 35mm LensBaby 3GPL.
Odo has released 38911 Bytes, a synth based on a commodore 64.
Here’s list of features in the company’s own words…
- It has 1 oscillator with 4 different waveforms: Saw,Triangle, Pulse and Pitched noise.
- 3 BPM sequencer with 7 rates and 2 to 8 steps .You can end a sequence or loop it.
- The first sequencer has notes from C to B and octaves from -3 to 4
- In the 2nd (waveform sequencer) you can select saw, triangle, noise, ring saw, ring triangle, ring pulse.
- 3rth sequencer for octaves from -3 to 4
- A filter with envelope from 1 to 8 stages and 13 curves you can select where you want your sustain point.
- Filter types :lowpass,hipass and bandpass.You can activate more than one filter type like on a real c64.
- Cutoff and resonance and a on/off button to save some CPU
- a pitch envelope from 1 to 8 stages and you can select where you want your sustain point.And has a on/off button to save some cpu
- a PW envelope from 1 to 8 stages and you can select where you want your sustain point.And has a on/off button to save some cpu
- Two big LFOs with 19 different waveforms and free speed or 14 bpm speeds
- Ringmodulation with a bitcrusher notes from c to b and octaves from -4 to 4
- a Bitcrusher volume envelope
- 128 presets to start and some simple helpfiles
MemoryMoon v1.3 VSTi-AMPLiFY
Memorymoon is inspired by the clic synthesizers. The
sound is powerful. It has 6 voicecards with 3 oscillators,
noise oscillator, amp and 2 filters. Settings above 5V in
the mixer introduces overdrive.
Features include: 6 voice unison. Osc sync. Many envelope
curves. Graphic envelopes. Arpeggiator and trancegate. Hold
function. LFO, Voice-LFO, and Delay-time can be synced to
host clock or to tapped tempo. You can tap tempo with a
sustainpedal or with a button.
There is “voice-card drift” settings for tune, amp, filter
cutoff and pulse width. So each voice-card can sound
slightly different. It is also possible to play soundfonts
and drum-loops in wav-format. This is intended for live