New free iOS app from Yamaha – Yamaha Synth Book

January 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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This app features a complete history of Yamaha Synthesizers, an integrated virtual analog soft synth, and serves as a portal to Yamaha’s online synth communities.

The app is being released as part of Yamaha’s celebration of its 40 year history of makin

The history features detailed, “behind the scenes” information about the 40-year design and development history of Yamaha synthesizers. It covers the technological breakthroughs behind key Yamaha synthesizers, from teh CS-80 to the DX-7, and some fantastic vintage synth rarities, too.

The app also includes a software synthesizer. .

AN2015 features virtual analog modeling like the AN1x. It also features a drum part that you can use for backing.

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Yamaha highlights two ways to use the synth:

  • As standalone iOS app – There are 2 modes available, SYNTH mode and Drum mode that work at the same time, e.g. when drum phrase is playing, Analog sound can be selectable and playable with the drum phrase, and vice versa without stopping ongoing music
  • Use it with a MOXF as an external tone generator – When connected to the Yamaha MOXF Music Production Synthesizer (OS version 1.10) using the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter by Apple, the MOXF becomes the MIDI/Audio interface for the iOS app creating a very powerful music production system.

Specifications

  • ‘Analogue’ Synth
    • Tone Generator: Virtual Analogue Modelling
    • Polyphony: 8
    • Preset voice: 64
    • Arpeggiator: 1-Scale: 1
    • Polyphonic Pad
  • Drum Part
    • Tone Generator: Audio (Drum loop and time stretch function included)
    • Part: 1
    • Polyphony: 1
    • Drum Pad: 16
    • Drum Pad Set: 5

Other features include a portal to Yamaha’s social media forums and a catalog of the company’s current synth lineup.

Yamaha Synth Book is a free download from the App Store.

[NAMM] Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro

January 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a presentation of Tom Oberheim’s Two Voice Pro synthesizer at the NAMM Show 2015

Super Bruno-III new synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows

January 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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TubeOhm has announced the release of Super Bruno-III, a synthesizer instrument plug-in for Windows.

Bruno III is the update of Bruno-RP, now with a sampler, a new sequencer and a new ARP. The GUI and the DSP have been completely revised. Bruno III comes with 2 sound banks (2×128 new sounds).

Super Bruno-III features

  • Sampling.
  • Stepper.
  • Arp.
  • Random functions for sound design.
  • Multi mode filter.
  • Comp filter, stereo delay, chorus.
  • Micro tuning.
  • 256 sounds.
  • External MIDI out to control other Synths with the stepper/ARP.
  • Easy to use interface.

The plug-in is available for Windows (VST) for 49 EUR. Owners of Bruno-RP can upgrade for 29 EUR.

Roland JV-1080 Demo

December 30, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demo of the Roland JV-1080 in performance mode.

“I have the Techno (SR-JV80-11) and Dance (SR-JV80-06) cards installed.”

The Roland JV-1080 was one of the hottest and most popular digital synthesizers ever to come from Roland. Incredible sound quality capable of emulating any instrument imaginable plus totally fat analog synth type sounds and loads of percussion! It has 64 voices of polyphony and 16 part multitimbral, it’s no wonder this is part of almost every Film Score Composers set-up as well as many more artists and hobbyists!

It has 8MB of sounds and it also offers a lot of expandability with 4 expansion slots and 2 data card memory slots. You can get up to 42MB of sounds by adding any of the popular JV-80 expansion cards suited for Techno, World Instruments, Orchestral or Synthesizers. The 1080 has a large LCD screen, lots of effects and filters for creative flexibility, motion control and extensive MIDI implementation. Editing is intense but enhanced and simplified by external editors like MOTU’s Unisyn.

Phase84 Available Now

December 18, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At the App Store: http://bit.ly/p84yt

Phase84 is a next generation phase distortion synthesizer. It fuses gritty digital sounds with traditional analog punch.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don’t need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.

*All synth sounds (bassline, chords, lead) were created with Phase84 with no external effects or post manipulation.

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Phase84 – next gen phase distortion synth inspired by the Casio CZ

December 17, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Retronyms has released Phase84 – described as ‘a next generation phase distortion synthesizer’, inspired by the classic phase distortion synthesis sounds of the Casio CZ line of synths.

Phase distortion synthesis is a form of waveshaping synthesis that has its roots in Casio’s CZ line of digital synthesizers from the 80s. It is designed to have the warmth of a subtractive (analog) synthesizer, yet be capable of the squelchy tones and sharp attacks of an FM synth.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don’t need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.

Features:

  • More than 100 presets.
  • MIDI support.
  • inter-App Audio support.
  • Advanced Keyboard section.
  • Expressive Perform Mode with Groove Gate.
  • Tabletop Ready App.
  • Precision Knob mode.
  • Phat, naturalistic unison feature for super thick pads and sweeps.
  • Oscillator Section: 9 Params, 2 General-Purpose Oscillators, 1 Formant Oscillator.
  • Mix Section: 8 Params including Delay Amount and Pulse Width.
  • Envelope Section: Amplitude and Shaper Envelopes. Fully visualized and interactive
  • ADSR plus special Fade Param.
  • Delay/Filter Section: Stereo delay with loss modeling and a punchy overdriven analog-style filter.
  • 3 LFOs: More flexible than your average LFO, this has 4 waveforms, optional delay and repeat count, and can go into the audible frequency range.

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Photophore | Flock Synthesizer for iPad

December 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Taika Systems has introduced Photophore – a unique instrument that brings ‘flock synthesis’ to the iPad’. Photophore uses ‘flocks’ of up to 100 sound generators to create rich, organic synthesizer sounds. By controlling the behavior of the flocks, you can make Photophore sound like a choir of synthesizers or, at more extreme settings, a swarm of angry insects.

**Now available on the App Store at special introductory price of only $4.99!**

Photophore is a unique instrument for iPad that uses flocks of up to 100 sound generators to create rich, organic synthesizer sounds. By controlling the behavior of the flocks you can make Photophore sound like a choir of synthesizers or, at more extreme settings, a swarm of angry insects.

App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photo…
More Info: http://www.taikasystems.com/photophore

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Flock Synthesis

Unlike other digital synthesizers, Photophore creates warmth and character in a new way. Instead of modeling analog circuits, it models animal behavior.

Photophore’s sound engine is made up of flocks of oscillators that move through a virtual three-dimensional environment. Their motion is controlled by a behavioral algorithm and physics simulation that keeps the oscillators in tune with each other, but allows for a certain amount of natural drifting and detuning.

You can interact with the oscillator flocks by controlling their behavior – how much they try to flock together, how much they avoid each other, their speed, and how much turbulence is in their environment. Oscillators will ‘flee’ from your touch, so you can create extreme pitch modulation and more chaotic effects by swiping across the screen.

Features:

  • Unique flock synthesis engine
  • Up to 100 oscillators per patch
  • Monophonic or polyphonic operation (up to 6 voices)
  • 6 oscillator waveforms (saw, square, pulse and more)
  • Low pass/High pass filter with resonance
  • Dedicated amplitude and filter envelopes
  • Stereo echo effect
  • Arpeggiator

Connectivity:

  • Use any iPad-compatible MIDI keyboard to play notes and perform pitch bends
  • AudioBus and Inter-App Audio support for streaming audio to other apps
  • Control Photophore from other apps via CoreMIDI

Tech Requirements:

  • iOS7 or later required

3π/2 Standuino synth revealed

November 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

3π/2 [pi] miami beach limited edition
The circle got reopened. Standuino comes back with three quarters of the circle waiting for YOU to fulfill the remaining quarter!
mystery drone synth with patchable clock sequencer is back !

buy now exclusively from noise.kitchen: http://noise.kitchen/shop/standuino/3…

get more info: http://www.standuino.eu/musical-instr…

3π/2 is amazing sensual experience with rough mahogany knobs, the touch of 100 % natural wool&cotton felt case, golden patching nails and UV leds… and the color finish glows in the dark!

Features
-several oscillators, wavetables and synthesis types
-settings accessed by randomizers
-high probability of getting cool bass sounds
-14 bit PWM sound core
-4 presets
-patchable clock sequencer with several patterns
-internal clock or MIDI clock divider
-MIDI input
-UV leds
-numbered limited edition
-natural pure wool felt case

Jupitar-X – tabletop monophonic synth with a single Juno DCO

November 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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The Jupitar-X tabletop synth is a monophonic synth with a single Juno DCO voice available ready-built or as a kit from Jan Ostman at DSP Synthesizers

Features:

  • Oscillator with SAW, SQR/PWM and SUB waveforms.
  • SUPERSAW unison setting for the SAW waveform.
  • LFO and AR-envelope.
  • DSP filter with LPF, HPF and Resonance setting.
  • MIDI input for note on/off.
  • 5 volt CV/Gate input for oscillator. Frequency range 65-2093Hz (C2-C7).
  • 5 volt CV input for filter cutoff.
  • External audio input to filter.
  • Great analog sound.

Also available is the extremely tiny (65x60mm) Jano-X synth

Features:

  • Just CV/Gate, PWM-CV and Pitch-CV 0-5v analog inputs.
  • SUPERSAW unison setting for the SAW waveform.
  • Great for sequencing and use with external filter.

Pricing and Availability:
Jupitar-X : $330 ready built or $235 for a kit including all parts, knobs, box and frontpanel.
Jano-X: $70

Order from DSP Synthesizers

Closer look at the SAKURA Synthesizer

November 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

GR-SAKURAでMIDI音源を開発しました。
回路による再現ではなく、数学的技法によりアナログシンセサイザーを再現しています。

Googlish:

I have developed a MIDI sound source in the GR-SAKURA.
Rather than the reproduction by the circuit, we reproduce the analog synthesizer by mathematical techniques.

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