And more teasement form Roland before the MusikMesse….
Roland will be introducing the new instrument on april 4th – today that is
Information that is available tells us it will be a member of the BK series and pretty much a 76 keys version. Other details are the drawbars and the USB option.
Background video description:
Following the feature rundown I am now giving you a sound demo of the Waldorf Rocket with some commentary on how I produced the sounds. The signal path is synthesizer going directly into the audio interface with the exception of lead sounds where I use Boss Space Echo (the modern emulated version) for delay.
And speaking of Roland, as in the previous post, here’s a vintage version:
Vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
synthesizer sounds: Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer from the year 1982
drums: Roland TR-707
recording: multi-track without midi
fx: a little bit delay and reverb
this track is including in the new vintage synth album:
The Juno-60 synthesizer is a six-voice polyphonic synthesizer. The single digitally controlled oscillator (or DCO for short) per voice gave the Juno-60 a high degree of stability in maintaining tune; most analogue voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) of the time would tend to drift in pitch and require re-tuning of the oscillator. The DCO provides sawtooth and square/pulse waveforms as a sound source, in addition to white noise and a square-wave suboscillator pitched one octave beneath the key played. Both of these additional sources can be mixed in with dedicated sliders.
The filters and envelope on the Juno-60 rely on control voltages sent by depressing the keys on the keyboard and were thus analogue. The Juno-60 features a rather distinctive-sounding 24 dB/octave lowpass filter with resonance. Unlike other VCF’s of the day, the Juno-60′s is capable of self-oscillation and thus could be used to some degree as a tone generator in and of itself. The filter section also features controls for envelope amount and polarity, LFO modulation, and keyboard tracking. In addition, a three-position non-resonant highpass filter is provided to thin out lower frequencies.
The signal is then sent through a voltage-controlled amplifier (or VCA) and a simple four-stage ADSR filter envelope.
The Juno-60 provides limited options for modulating the audio signal. A single triangle-wave variable-rate LFO is provided as a modulation source; this can be mixed into the DCO to create vibrato or into the lowpass filter to generate a tremolo effect. The LFO can either be triggered manually by the left hand using a large button above the pitch bend lever or set to engage automatically whenever a key was pressed.
The new KingKorg.
“This is the first patch I have checked out so I immediately made this video. So far so good, but I think I can improve this Jump sound ”
- A full-fledged, 61-key analog modeling synthesizer designed for live performance
- Powerful oscillators that are understandable to the beginner, yet satisfying for the expert
- Modeling filters that reproduce the sound of classic instruments
- Three master effect sections (each with six effect types) add the finishing touch to your sound
- Vacuum tube driver circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion
- New panel layout designed for intuitive operation
- CV/GATE OUT jack lets you control a Korg monotribe or MS-20
- Support for librarian software that lets you manage programs
The DSI Evolver in action, details below:
Single patch drone on the DSI Mono Evolver keyboard, one shot recording, no editing.
VCA is held open with max VCA level with tweaking and editing of various parameters during recording. More details below..
Making extensive use of the modulation routings of all 4 LFOs, FM and RM of the digital oscillators and one of the sequencers switching the wave shape of one of the digital oscillators. Strange pitching effects courtesy of S&H modulation of the delay time on 2 of the delay lines built into the MEK. Nastiness courtesy of the tuned feedback circuit.
All running through Sonnox Oxford reverb for a bit of atmosphere, shame I didn’t have a Roland Space Echo.
Film is edited segments of Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women courtesy of http://archive.org/details/Voyagetoth…
This one goes out to Atomic Shadow. – http://www.atomicshadow.com/
Straight recording with Big Pauper at the video controls. To hear the complete track (9 minutes) go to Mr Blaze’s soundcloud; https://soundcloud.com/arius-blaze/cr…
More info on the impossible box here; http://folktek.com/instruments/electr…
This is oddball instrument artist Arius Blaze’s Impossible Box, a musical instrument containing synthesizers, sequencing, MIDI, multi-tracking, sampling, a drum machine, electronic filters, and, er, thumb pianos. Blaze writes that “there was a desire in the creation to not come out the other end with million ways to make bleepy sounds.” You can own it. For $1 million dollars.
The Sanyo DP 10 is a card player synthesizer from the early 80s. Yamaha released a series of keyboards around the same time and Sanyo appears to have taken that technology into their unit. Like the Yamaha keyboards they accept cards that have a magnetic strip the reader recognizes and plays a pre-programmed song. The cards features songs such as Dancing Queen, Londonderry Air, etc and a head cleaning card. The DP 10 can also mix signals into the unit via the 2 mic inputs and an auxiliary input to play along with another instrument or sing through a mic. You can also adjust the tone or change the tempo of he song. There is also a rhythm section for 10 different styles of music, such as march and disco, jazz and bossa nova.
Demo of Novation Supernova 2 synthesizer / keyboard.
Playing a dreamy, relaxing spacey ambient electronic music soundscape. Utilizing 3 oscillators, portamento, reverb, panning, tremolo, envelope and filter adjustments.
Live improvisation, no external processing. Excerpt from a longer session.
A demo with the SC Prophet 600. Drumcomputer Roland TR 808.
As usual a multitrack recording with some FX.
The first commercially available synth to implement MIDI!! It’s a fun synth. Its big brother is the legendary Prophet 5. The P600 is very affordable today and is a great buy. Models with the newest software will enjoy polyphonic MIDI implementation and up to 100 memory patches to store their own sounds! The sound of the Prophet 600 is brighter and harsher than that of a Juno 106 but still just as funky.
The P600 has two oscillators per voice with sawtooth, triangle and variable pulse waveforms. The oscillators can be individually tuned or synced together. Similar quality VCF and VCA sections from the Prophet 5 can be found here too! The P5′s Poly-Mod section has also been passed onto the P600.
The P600 is extremely versatile and easy to use! Its best functions include the onboard arpeggiator, 2-track sequencer and poly-modulation. The P600 is great for creating analog effects, swells and drones. It has a cool glide effect and has very flexible modulation possibilities!