Textile Based Synth

August 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Showing at Devotion Gallery on August 2nd at 7pm in Brooklyn!
Along with past and present felt designs.
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Sidpad – new 8-bit style chiptune synth for iPad

July 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Alex Smith has introduced Sidpad – an 8-bit style chiptune synth for the iPad.

Features:

  • 3 Voice Synthesizer - Over 40 controllable parameters to create a wide range of 8 bit chip-tune sounds. All knobs are MIDI controllable.
  • Multimode Filter - includes Type, Cutoff, Resonance and customizable Cutoff Envelope
  • Flexible Modulation - Hand draw up to 4 graphs and assign them to the synth’s parameters to add movement and expression to your sound
  • Wavetable Editor - The 16 step wavetable editor lets you set up sound effects and arpeggiated melodies. You can sequence notes and waveform changes either as one shot or in a loop and vary the speed
  • Help Mode - Every feature is explained via the help button to get you up and running with SidPad regardless of your synthesizer experience.

Sidpad is a free download right here >>

Anckorage Spring – new free physical modeling synth for IOS

July 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

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Christophe Duquesne has released Anckorage Spring  -  a new physical modeling synth for IOS (iPhone,iPad and iPod).

Anckorage Spring is based on “the simulation of a set of connected mass- spring, integrating non-linearities, fluid and static friction, mechanical limits, gravity and bouncing.”

It is designed to be controlled by a continuous controller but can be used with a regular keyboard or directly from the device screen or from other core MIDI apps. According to Duquesne, a continuous controller will provide a much more accurate control of the model.

The mains ideas behind Anckorage Spring are:

  • Being able to tweak real world parameter like Mass, Force, Gravity, etc. instead of tweaking usual electronic parameters,
  • Not only try to mimic real world, but also allow very “unusual” things like modulating a Mass and changing the Gravity,
  • Emphasis control and expression using the physical parameters,
  • Open a new world of sound to experiment with….

Features:

  • Real physical modeling sound engine
  • Fully editable physical model
  • 88 200 Hz internal sampling rate
  • Special Haken Continuum compliance
  • Playable by any midi device
  • Core midi base (therefore including virtual midi and network midi compliance)
  • On device touch control
  • Rich preset management
  • Preset exchange mechanism (through iTunes Share)
  • All parameters controllable by MIDI CC
  • Audiobus compliant

Get it here >>

Station X Analogue Synth Demo

July 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Station X , is the amazing cute little monophonic analogue synth from Analogue Solutions. There are 6 sequences in total, status indicators show fx’s when used.
Fx List
Sonalksis Stereo Tool ( convert mono to stereo )
Arts Acoustic Reverb
X-Delay (Orion native DAW fx)
Tube Distortion (Orion native DAW fx)

Free drum synth – Third Harmonic Studios EXD-80 VST Drum Synth

July 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A free VST virtual analog drum synthesizer with eight outputs, a separate effects section featuring a granulator and waveshaper for each output pair, MIDI automation and flexible sound design capabilities.

EXD-80 can produce a wide variety of drum and percussion sounds, from emulations of classic drum machines to mangled, glitchy madness. All sounds are synthesized, no samples are used. It is suitable for many EDM styles including electro, glitch, industrial, ambient, dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop.

To download the VST plugin or hear an audio demo go to:

http://www.thirdharmonic.net/exd80-fr…

Groovesizer Alpha – first taster

June 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Groovesizer is an arduino-based DIY 32-step sequencer / synth – the project is based around a custom PCB that in it current form features 4 rows of 8 tactile switches and leds – the final version will add a fifth row of buttons and leds dedicated to control functions. It features an embedded hackduino, an 8-bit DAC option, an LM386 amp output, MIDI in/out/sync and is configurable to work with some of the most popular existing arduino audio projects. Firmware can be updated from the arduino IDE, either via an AVR ISP programmer, or by flashing the chip on an arduino board and swapping it out. Furthest along in its development is the Alpha firmware which features a 3 oscillator monosynth. Other firmware will include the Bravo which borrows code from the Bleeplabs Bleepdrum https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11606 , the Charlie, based around the Illutron 4-voice wavetable synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-… , and the Delta, based on the original Groovesizer with the auduino synth engine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zsxWf…
The complete kit with PCB and all components will be sold for around US$100 – follow the progress on this project at http://groovesizer.com

MASCHINE, Aerobic, and the Astounding Groove

June 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Native Instruments REAKTOR’s Aerobic just begs to be used inside MASCHINE. There are any number of ways to use Aerobic inside Maschine, but let’s look at two specifically: 1) as a drum synth whose individual hits can be triggered by MASCHINE’s Pads, and 2) as a DJ-style loop-mixing setup.

SynthDrum Pad – a free pad-controlled drum synthesizer for the iPad

June 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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DesignByPaul has released SynthDrum Pad – a free pad-controlled drum synthesizer for the iPad.

Features:

  • Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer
  • 4 Pads
  • 4 Voices
  • 3 Signal generators per voice; Noise, Click and Tone
  • Modify pads 3 & 4 with Frequency Modulation
  • 4 Save/Load slots
  • Delay unit (with infinite looping capabilities)

Here’s an audio demo:

Capable of creating vintage drum sounds such as the 808 to contemporary percussion for modern electronic dance music. SynthDrum Pads can also make melodic tones for warm bass and interesting tones.

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Get it here >>

Experimental: SOLAR SYNTH – demo

June 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s the SOLAR SYNTH in full sunlight, the shade & indoors. It’s the mini synth for all seasons and never needs batteries or external power! Get yours only @ chamberofsounds.com

Marcomm pitch type description below:

Since the beginning of time, mankind has been trying to harness the sun’s energy, and process it into something exponentially larger. Centuries later, in the year 2013, COS brings you, synthesis created entirely by the sun, handheld synthesis, that will never require a battery or external power of any kind, a sound device that will carry you through anywhere, even when the grid goes down, and the zombie apocalypse begins. Introducing the SOLAR SYNTH!

Harness the power of the sun and surroundings to generate ambient drones and cosmic waves. Tune the three oscillators at just the right frequency, and interact with nature. Flip on the photocell, and use light to filter the pulsating waves of sound. Communicate with animals and aliens alike, outdoors or indoors.

SOLAR SYNTH works with any incoming light, even surprisingly low levels, which makes for some tasty, power-starved sounds. The LED displays how much power your light source is generating.

Go green with the revolutionary SOLAR SYNTH, make batteries a thing of the past and experience the freedom of handheld synthesis. There’ll only be a limited number of these beasts, so don’t miss out.

Features:
• oscillators: 3
• power: 9V solar panel
• trigger: momentary-latching
• range: many, many octaves
• output: 1/4″
• function: to take your sound anywhere & interact with nature

Price: $225

Teenage Engineering OP-1 – OS Update

May 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The extremely popular OP-1 gets a well deserved OS update, details below:

(Introductory NOTE: This is a longer original introduction to the new OS that I put together. It has outdated graphics that have since been polished. This is one example of what takes place during beta testing. All sound features are unchanged. There is a much more in depth level of explanation of operation of the new OS here and it would be a shame to have this sit on a shelf… so here you go.)

This video is an introduction and demo of the May 2013 OS update to the amazing Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer music machine. In this update two astounding new features are added in the form of the “DNA” synthesizer engine and the “CWO” Frequency Shifting Delay. The DNA engine is a noise engine capable of complete aggression and fax machine battle while at the same time possessing the ability for harmonic tonal leads and chords. The CWO FX is a Frequency Shifter with a wide range that make it possible to do phasing, flanging, chorus, tremelo, ring mod and comb filter types of sounds. You have to hear it to believe it. CWO also represents the first partnership by Teenage Engineering with an outside developer to co-op code to add to the OP-1′s already heavy arsenal of sound capability. This developer is the one and only sonic master mind Magnus Lidström of Sonic Charge. I hope you enjoy the video and the demo. Most of your questions will be answered in the video and I try to do my best balancing act between info and sound. Soon you will be able to upload this OS yourself and I look forward to hearing (and seeing) what you can create with this as well as part of the OP community.

Note: This is a pre-release build and final features may vary slightly from those shown in these clips. All music is original and no creative rights have been infringed upon in the making of this video

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