Dreams of Wires: Volca Keys, Microbrute, Minitaur, Roland CMU810

March 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Dreams of Wires: Volca Keys, Microbrute, Minitaur, Roland CMU810, details below:

This is a rough re-recording of something I originally uploaded to my ‘tomorrowthecure’ channel more than 5 years ago. I was just playing around with it to see if I could do a more simplistic version (the original was sequenced and entirely software and samples).
It was recorded in 2 parts because of the sound changes. The Volca is using it’s own sequencer, and is in polyphonic mode for the main part if the recording. I’m using an iConnectMidi4+ to link the 2 USB Korg keyboards to the Minitaur, and a Kenton Pro Solo 2 to drive the CMU810. The Minitaur is running through an old EHX Small Stone phaser. Reverb is from an old Lexicon plugin

Soon time for the highly anticipated 808 movie

March 11, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

808-the-movie

808 The Movie – a documentary about the Roland TR-808 drum machine and its influence on music – makes its world premiere this Friday, March 13th, at SXSW.

The film has been in production for three years, and feature a “Who’s Who” of producers, including: Afrika Bambaataa, The Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, Questlove, Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, Diplo, New Order, David Guetta, Damon Albarn and many others.

808 is an inspirational story of the Roland TR808 drum machine and how its ground-shaking beats changed the musical world.

Its sound transcends countries and musical genres, in turn inspiring countless artists and producers, giving them an iconic sound from which to build upon.

Even if you don’t know the 808 by name, you know its sound. It’s everywhere, even now. 808 reveals the stories of the world famous artists, producers and most importantly the hit music to which the 808 was key, offering a cross section of personal experiences about the development of musical genres from around the world.

And 808 reveals why, after only three years of production, the 808 befell an untimely demise.

From the vault – “909 Flowers”

March 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Recorded on September 12, 2010
Drums: Roland TR-909
Synths: Moog Memorymoog
Overdrive bass: Yamaha RBX-170
DAW/FX: ProTools M-Powered

MX-1 Mix Performer with Ableton Live and TR-8

March 2, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Mixer. Reimagined as an instrument.

Armed with only a few sustained sounds from Ableton Live and a TR-8, KiNK shows how the MX-1 takes electronic music performance to the next level. The latest in Roland’s AIRA line, the MX-1 Mix Performer is a mixer that plays like an instrument. It brings spontaneous, hands-on control to live electronic music performance. With per-channel step based FX and playable Master FX, the MX-1 brings together your synths, drum machines, DAW tracks and more.

In this video, KiNK is streaming a handful of sustained sounds from Ableton Live directly to the MX-1. A TR-8 is connected with a single cable via AIRA Link. The MX-1 is controlling transport and master tempo of the entire setup. You’ll see how KiNK uses the per-channel Beat FX to add rhythm to the sustained loops from Ableton Live and then incorporates the TR-8 in perfect sync. Using the MX-1’s “External Mode” KiNK is even able to apply Ableton Live’s own internal FX processing to the TR-8 hardware.

Finally, there’s a mixer that’s meant to be played.

Learn more about the MX-1 Mix Performer at http://www.roland.com/products/mx-1/

“Denki-Soba” Analogue Synth Restaurant from Osaka, Japan

February 9, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Gears inside the restaurant:
Roland SH101(blue),TR808,
ARP Odyssey,2600,Quadra,
Korg Mono/Poly,
Gakken SX150
and Denki-Soba Hell Synth
*Special thanks to:
Denki Soba, Risa, Keizo Suzuki from Osaka, Japan.
Copyright: E.D. Music Co.

Roland JD-XA- NAMM 2015 – Press Conference

February 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A few clips from Roland’s press conference with some important points about Roland’s new direction at NAMM 2015 concerning the JD-XA.

Alesis Andromeda + EHX Small Stone (live session)

February 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Alesis Andromeda A6 + EHX Small Stone + Deluxe Memory Boy + Cathedral Stereo Reverb
Moog Taurus III
Roland SH 01 GAIA
Roland Juno Di
Moog Minimoog Voyager

Roland JD-Xi Demo Part 1 of 4 – SuperNATURAL 2015

February 5, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Roland’s Ed Diaz demos the SuperNATURAL part of the JD-Xi. The JDXi consists of 4 parts, SuperNATURAL, Vocoder, Drums and an Analog Monophic Synthesizer. Other bonuses include a TR-707 style sequencer, multi-effects and more under the hood. Demo was recorded straight into my recorder 48k 24bit stereo. There is some distortion here and there in the video due to moments of loudness. (not many though)

Roland JD-Xi Demo from NAMM 2015 Show Private Room by Scott Tibbs

January 31, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

JD-Xi Interactive Crossover Hybrid Synth with Analog and Digital Sound Engines, Vocoder and more.
Learn more here:
http://www.rolandus.com/products/jd-xi/
http://www.rolandus.com/blog/2015/01/…

Roland Juno-60 multitrack demo

January 28, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demo of the classic Juno 60. No other instruments used. External delay and reverb added.

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