Space music: S.P.O.C.K – First ever promotional video from 1996

August 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

If you are into glittering and bleepy synth pop, here’s a nice treat for you all.

This was the first promotional video made for Swedish spacepop group S.P.O.C.K. It contains footage from some of the TV-shows the band appeared in 1996:

1) “All ETs Aren’t Nice (A.R.M. Mix)” – Fritt Fall, SVT2, Sweden
2) News At Night, MTV Europe
3) “Astrogirl” – MC, SVT2, Sweden
4) News At Night (with excerpts from “Astrogirl” and “Strange Dimensions”, MTV Europe
5) Sydnytt, SVT, Sweden

Enjoy

Explore the Tripod Invasion

August 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bluezone Corporation has announced Tripod Invasion, a sound library featuring 200+ unique stereo drones and Sci-Fi sound effects.

Bluezone Corporation releases Tripod Invasion, a newly designed sound library containing 200+ unique stereo drones and Sci-Fi sound effects, produced as 24 bit / 44.1 kHz wav files. These pro sound effects, drones and mechanical textures offer unlimited usability for numerous audio professional needs. Ideal for sound design for TV, Big Screen and Video Game audio projects.

In this new downloadable sound library you will find high quality underground atmospheres, crashes and impacts, noise FX, risers and downshifters, transition and a large choice of alien rumbles, synthetic roars and deep organic ambient soundscapes. All audio elements are perfect for the needs of scoring, temp tracks, trailers, songs and of course background music. Like all Bluezone Corporation sound libraries, this pack is royalty-free and does not require any additional costs or permissions – it’s 100% ready to be used in your commercial productions. This sample pack is also suitable for style such as: Breaks, Dubstep, Ambient, Psy Trance, Techno, Drum and Bass and much more.

Get it here >>

SpaceWiz Intro with Jordan Rudess

August 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Now available in the iOS App Store! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spacewiz/id541828795
This is the introduction of a 6 part video tutorial on SpaceWiz.

SpaceWiz allows you to interact with and control your environment at the highest level of complexity. With the manipulation of your own fingers on the playing surface, together with the technological wonders of the Chaos and Satellite generators, you fabricate particles, which then collide into planets.
You can even add the onboard real time synthesizer with its independent set of sounds and parameters to create your sonic masterpiece.

Regardless of your desires, this app will reward you with a mind-blowing creation. Sit back, and allow SpaceWiz to guide you on a uniquely woven audio-visual journey. Enjoy the ultimate sonic/visual wallpaper, or get busy and start throwing your own particles around the universe. Try rolling the dice for total randomization and see what happens! For creators who want to play a larger role in their SpaceWiz experience, you also have the opportunity to build your audio/visual world from the void!

Atari D2 Punk Synth / Sequencer by A.S.M.O.

August 7, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Nice to see R2D2 coming to real use here (I do have exactly the same droid figure at home, now I know what to do with it)

Stepped tone generator + 5 step sequencer housed in a Star Wars R2D2 bubble bath container.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280935731203&ssP…

http://asmo23.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/atari-d2-punk-synth/

Monday morning synth session – Lost Spaceship

July 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Video creator “pianoloft” has uploaded this synth session featuring some nice synths:

“drifting throuh soundspaces, useing roland gaia synth, korg er1 and em1, dementia dm7, korg monotron, rainbow machine, synth baby ( dementialabs ), noisemachine (drmoonstien) and a piano.”

New S.P.O.C.K compilation: ‘Another Piece of the Action: Best of the SubSpace Years’

May 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In the past decade Sweden’s most successful synthpop export product S.P.O.C.K released an album every second year. The last S.P.O.C.K album was released in 2001, since then it has been very silent around the band. The band still keeps on playing live, and since they’ve been invited to the biggest synth festival in North America, Kinitek which took place between May 17 til May 20, they decided to assemble a compilation to a market where the material has been hard to acquire since most of the S.P.O.C.K catalogue has been long deleted.

“Another Piece of the Action: Best of the SubSpace Years” features tracks taken from the 3 albums released on their own record label SubSpace Communications, and include hard-to-find songs and versions, such as singles previously not digitally released, remastered stuff and the best album tracks. The comp has a total running time of 80 minutes and will be available as digital download as well as a limited edition relief digipak CD and transparent double vinyl LP. The album will be released on the 5th of June. You can pre-order the CD at Storming The Base.

Arcade: Alien space music game

April 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

PG Music Inc has released the Pitch Invasion app for iOS. Based on old-style classic arcade games, aliens descend upon your home planet, intent on destroying your prized collection of musical instruments. It’s your job to blast them out of the sky by recognizing the pitch that they are playing, and playing that pitch yourself before they reach the ground. If they reach the ground, one of your 15 musical instruments is destroyed. Once your instruments are all destroyed, it’s game over. As you blast the aliens, you can move up to harder, faster levels.

Pricing and Availability:
Free

Get it here >>

Synth spotting – Astral Odyssey

April 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background data:

BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Astral Odyssey” – composed, arranged & performed by Bruno Ender Lee, April 22. 2012
Pre-recorded live tracks: ARP Odyssey & Doepfer MAQ-sequencer / MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
Filmed live tracks: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads) / Moog Etherwave Theremin / ARP Odyssey (fx-sequence)

2012 Velvet Voyage Productions

Bruno Ender Lee – Live in Goldau 2011

November 21, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

VELVET VOYAGE – “Live in Goldau 2011″ – performed by Bruno Ender Lee, November 18. 2011 as supporting act to Bruno Stanek’s space-lecture.
www.stanek.ch

Space Forest Synth – New Ableton Live rack

November 18, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 2 Comments 

Our ever so persistent friend AfroDJMac explores the world of space music. Keep wondering if he will fail to deliver any week soon, LOL

The 34th Free Weekly Ableton Live Rack from AfroDJMac is a warm textured and evolving pad sound created from a heavily processed vocal sample. The perfect soundtrack to an a day in an intergalactic forest in deep space. Space out with this fun synth :)

Download @ http://bit.ly/freesynth34

For anyone looking for a space aged, intergalactic sound straight out of an alien planet, this week’s free Ableton Live rack is for you.  Here is a sound that is alive with movement and textures.  Created from a heavily processed vocal sample, the Space Forest Synth offers some exciting sound sculpting possibilities.  The synth is then racked up with some effects to add to the spacey feel, as well as a built in arpeggiator, allowing you to morph it to taste.

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun resampling chords from all kinds of instruments from guitars to synths.  In the following video, after taking you through the Ableton rack, I show you my technique for creating all new sounds by resampling instruments.  From there, it’s quick and easy to create all new sounds and progressions from your preexisting material.  It’s a total blast!  Below is an instrumental track I created last night using that exact technique (drums from my Operator Drums Rack and resampled arpeggiated chords and baseline created with the new Kasio M4L Instrument)  Enjoy :)

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