Casio: XW-G1 Step Sequencer fun

March 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A quick demo using the XW-G1′s step sequencer while showing solo synth manipulation.

The XW-G1 groove synthesizer is designed for the DJ and club performer providing an interactive step sequencer and a sample looper for digitally capturing performance patterns and external instruments.

Step Sequencer

Providing everything from pulsing dance grooves to animated synth textures and arpeggios, the Step Sequencer is the first of its kind. With nine tracks for drums, basses, synths and chordal parts, four controller tracks for adding panning, filter changes and other animation to existing parts and eight patterns make up each sequence; the user can build and mix their performance on the fly. Sequences can even transpose live from the keyboard, providing a completely interactive experience.

Solo Synth

Utilizing Casio’s exclusive (HPSS) Hybrid Processing Sound Source, a six oscillator monophonic solo synth is just one of the amazing sound engine in the XW-G1. The solo synth has the power to deliver classic analog sounds and sounds with an aggressive edge unlike anything else. Two virtual analog style oscillators, two PCM based oscillators, a noise oscillator and an external oscillator via mic and line inputs can be combined to make up a single solo synth tone. Each oscillator has an independent filter, envelopes, independent key tracking, portamento, two LFO’s and access to master resonant filter. With impressive modulation and control capabilities at your fingertips, the solo synth is capable of a wide range of sounds and expression.

Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer

The XW-G1 has powerful arpeggiators. In addition to typical arpeggio patterns, this arpeggiator can create polyphonic synth gated patterns, acoustic instrument emulations and is even fully programmable allowing you to create your own unique sounds. An additional phrase sequencer allows you to quickly capture any riff that you play on the keyboard and have it available on a front panel switch or triggered and transposed live from a range of notes on the keyboard. The combination of the Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator and Phrase Sequencer provides an endless array of sound possibilities.

Control

The XW-G1 has 4 realtime controller knobs, pitch bend and modulation wheels, along with 9 sliders to provide control over internal sounds and external devices. Through standard MIDI ports and with a class-compliant USB port the keyboard can be used as a controller for other instruments, including computer software and iPad® based software applications. It also includes an audio input allowing you to monitor an MP3 player, computer or other device without the need for a mixer.

Moog Sub Phatty Filter Sequencing

March 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video shows the result of using the Koushion step sequencer app and the Moog Multi-Pedal (in MIDI-to-CV conversion mode) to create a tempo-synced filter step sequence on the Moog Sub Phatty synthesizer. The analog CV out of the Multi-Pedal is connected to the filter CV input on the Sub Phatty.

Learn more at www.experimentalsynth.com

Moog Sub Phatty & Q960 Step Sequencer

February 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The mighty analog Moog Sub Phatty Synthesizer is under control of Q960 Sequential Controller. As usual, Row A is for Pitch, Row B is for Filter opening. On this video, while sequence is running, there are tests for EGs snap, OSC reset under key Gate, fattyness of SubOsc, wild brutality of Multidrive distortion. Such a lovely, little analog machine.

Moog Sub Phatty has two oscillators, one sub oscillator, one noise generator, one lowpass filter transistor ladder and a dual distortion unit pre/post filter. On this video, you’ll find a walkaround of waveforms and treatment ready to go with sub oscillation and distortion.

Audulus Demo – Custom Step Sequencer Demo

February 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus’s user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound.

“I made an improved version of the standard step sequencer that comes with Audulus, it includes controls for start, stop, swing and step and sequence length. This is a demo of a song using made using it, all sounds are coming from the standalone version and shows how Audulus can be used to create custom performance setups.”

deep inside frauAngelico drum synth

January 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Standuino frauAngelico
sample based drum synthesizer with microsampling possibilities and step-sequencer
Order:
standuino.eu/buy/buy-fraangelico/
More Info:
standuino.eu/devices/instruments/frauangelico/
video by Felix Hüsken youtube.com/flx04

Features:

- sample based polyphonic plaback (6 voices)
- 8 fully adjustable sounds for each preset that can be triggered by midi or by built in sequencer
- microsampling features to adjust the sound ( loop length, shift speed, start, cut)
- bitCrusher, pitchDown, softVolume
- sample rate knob
- step sequencer with record feature, tap tempo, pattern length and shuffle
- it can store 6 double-patterns (32 steps = 8 beats) in each preset
- 4 presets
- jump button
- mute button for individual sounds
- metronome
- optional double pedal input 3.5mm stereo jack connector for shift and monome button
- various sample banks available (TR-808, 8-BIT, BASIC)
- size: 11 x 7 x 4 cm
- 5 knobs
- 3 switch menu buttons
- 4 big performance buttons
- 3 side hack buttons for aditional features
- 1 volume knob
- input voltage: 9V
- MIDI input( MIDI through by special cable)
- jack 3.5mm output

New Voltage Sequencer from Grove Audio

January 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Grove Audio has introduced the GMS777 Voltage Sequencer – a 2×8 or 1×16 step sequencer, which produces a CV output and gate output per channel.

Each channel has a clock input and a separate reset input. Several step functions are programmable using a push button and LED for each step. Stop and skip can be programmed for each step.

There is a separate switchable quantizer for each channel. The output voltage range 0-2V, 0-5V, and 0-10V is selectable from the panel. The module will also support the “Q” bus modules and interface.

The unit will be available in MU, in MOTM and in EURORACK configurations all running about $350.00 range. Pre-orders for delivery in March can be made through an Indiegogo crowd-funding project. The purchaser will have the option of selecting format and knob styles, including the new custom-molded Davies 1900 knobs in ivory.

More info here >>

Using Koushion with Ableton Live

December 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Koushion iPad MIDI step sequencer app is a great tool to use with Ableton Live. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/koushion

***Link to the App Store***
http://itunes.apple.com/app/koushion/id424454249

Octaviatron MK1 demo

December 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Youtube alias JingleJoe explores the Octaviatron, details below:

This is an 8 step sequencer I made which can also function as a VCO with programmable analogue waveform.
Video quality is a bit low but I think the sound is okay, the original file was too large to upload (four hours, I’m not even going to be awake in four hours!) so I had to compress it drastically.

Using Koushion with WaveGenerator, Animoog, Alchemy, and more

December 14, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A quick overview using the Koushion MIDI step sequencer iPad app to control a variety of synthesizer apps including WaveGenerator, Alchemy, Animoog, and more. Koushion is on sale for the holiday season until Dec 31. Buy it now for $4.99 in the App Store!

**Link to the App Store**
http://itunes.apple.com/app/koushion/id424454249

Koushion is a MIDI step sequencer that allows you to easily program drum patterns and melodies using your existing drum machine, hardware synthesizers, or soft synths and samples in your DAW.

Features:

* 16 steps per scene (up to 128 steps in chain mode)
* 8 scenes with independent midi channel per scene
* 4 playback modes: single, simultaneous, chain, rebound
* Key switching between any major, minor, or pentatonic scale
* Adjustable quantization (1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32)
* Quantized scene switching
* MIDI clock send/receive
* Tap to set tempo (great for syncing with a live band)
* Velocity control
* Monophonic drawing mode (only allows one note per step; great for programming leads)
* Wireless connectivity via CoreMIDI Network Sessions
* Automatic integration with other apps via CoreMIDI virtual ports. Open up a synth in the background and Koushion will trigger the notes!

Ableton Live: Making Beats with Push

December 13, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Ableton Push is specially designed for making beats, with step sequencing and pad modes that work side by side. This video demonstrates how to make a natural-sounding, nuanced beat using Push.

Learn more about Ableton Push: https://www.ableton.com/en/push/

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