Free sample pack from the Roland JD-800 flagship synthesizer

November 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Legowelt has released a free sample pack featuring 350 samples from the 1992 JD-800 flagship synthesizer from Roland.

The JD-800 is Roland’s answer to half a decade of hard-to-program synthesizers. Covered in sliders that act as dedicated editors just like a classic analog synth, the JD-800 is an extremely programmable and hands-on digital synthesizer. It is also an interesting and great sounding digital synth with incredible flexibility and control. Internal ROM based waveforms are combined to build your sounds. The sounds are based on Roland’s D-50, but updated for the nineties with multimode filters – uncommon but welcome at the time.

Colossal Juicy Thick Basses, bizarre unearthly pads, uncanny strings, mystifying effects, entrancing chords and lots lots more all ready for u to use in your sampler, DAW, tracker, workstation, MPC, Octatrack or whatever u use Let the creative juices drip from your sampler Rub yourself in the sap of this giant beast and break through the event horizon of music production

The sample pack is a free (203MB) download at Legowelt.

Get it here >>

E-MU Emax – HxC Floppy Drive Emulator

November 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synth tech tutorial
How to install the HxC floppy drive emulator on an E-MU Emax 1

The SD HxC Floppy Emulator can be buy on the Lotharek page. I use the Rev-F Black version. All works of your own risc!

all sounds in the tutorial: E-MU Emax SE sample library

TR-808, Minimoog Voyager, Prophet ’08 et al.

November 6, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Some old-school Electronica with classic machines. Played and edited live (with errors!)

Early ’80s Italo Electro with SH-1000, ARP Omni-2, Juno-60 and TR-808

October 17, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The beauty of analog synthesizers.

In the studio with the classic vintage sampler Emulator II

October 15, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A quick demo of one of ‘SynthMania’s’ “vintage sampler” setups in his studio.

“The E-mu Emulator II is a classic ’80s machine, and one of my favorite samplers. With a Macintosh SE and a Macintosh Classic running Sound Designer. Rhythms by LinnDrum. The effects are Lexicon model 200 reverb and AMS DMX15-80S delay. Tracked on a 1984 Soundcraft Series 1600 24ch. mixing console.”

YAMAHA DX7 II FD perfroming “Chimes”

October 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track featuring the classic Yamaha DX7

all synthesizer sounds: YAMAHA DX7 II FD FM-Synthesizer (1987)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

The demo shows typical and not so typical FM sounds. a bit PPG and Fairlight like.

“I like this synth a lot! Yamaha should built a DX7 III with realtime controller like the old PSS FM keyboards, with internal arpeggiator, step sequencer and a fx unit with reverb and delay and chorus. this would be fantastic.

The Celebes Sea (featuring vintage analogue keys)

October 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Original music featuring ARP2600, Moog Voyager, Mellotron, D6 Clavinet, Nord Electro 3 and Fender Rhodes

Demo of the ROLAND JUPITER-6

October 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Jupiter-6 is an incredible analog synth. All of the Jupiters have a sound that was unlike any other synthesizer and the Jup 6 is no exception. This sound is due in part to classic analog Roland technology in its filters, modulation capabilities and a thick cluster of 12 analog oscillators at 2 per voice. Easy and intuitive programming via front panel sliders, knobs and buttons for all your tweaking needs.

The Jup 6 is a scaled down version of the Jup 8 in terms of programming and polyphony. However the Jup 6 has some major improvements of its own such as newly added MIDI control and better tuning stability! While the Jup 6 does have MIDI, the implementation is very rudimentary and hard to control. The Jup 6 was one of the very first (along with the Sequential Prophet 600) synths to use the then new MIDI protocol, and the implementation on the Jup 6 is far from complete.

Synthcom Systems, Inc. offers the Europa firmware upgrade for the Jupiter-6 which gives it an up-to-date and comprehensive MIDI implementation. All parameters are controllable via Continuous Controller or SysEx. Europa also features an extensive arpeggiator which will sync to MIDI clock with programmable clock divisors and rhythms, and has about 50 more playback variations than the JP-6′s original Up, Down, Up/Down, and Down/Up. A Europacized Jupiter-6 is a thoroughly modern synth with a classic sound.

The Jupiter-6 is an excellent for ambient drones, pads, blips, buzzes and leads.

Video details:

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DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Performance on the PPG wave 2.2 – “Electroplankton”

October 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
“Electroplankton”

all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer (1982)
I use the internal arpeggiator for the main sequence.
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

Lots of controls on this new vintage lead synthesizer and pattern sequencer

October 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

T-C-M

Trans Computer Maschine is a semi-modular Vintage Lead Synthesizer + Pattern Sequencer. Modeled after two legendary mono synths and a custom analog sequencer from Germany.

3 Multi-Oscillators with Sawtooth, Triangle, Sawtooth-Triangle and variable Pulse shapes.
Color adjustable Noise Generator.
3 mode Ring Modulator.
Advanced Sample/Hold.
Selectable 2/4-pole resonant LP Filter with auto-oscillation.
HP Filter with bus selection.
2 exponential Envelope Generators offering 3 operation modes.
Unique Sequencer features like ‘skip’ and ‘set’ can be played live from MIDI keyboard.
Inter-patch Sequencer pattern ‘Copy/Paste’ feature.
Fully MIDI controllable.
Fully VST automatable.

- Added ‘Drift’ control for subtle analogue detuning adjustment.
- Added ‘Noise Colour’ modulation from multiple sources.
- Added routing to use ‘S/H Mixer’ as OSC3 ‘Minimoog modulator’.
- Extended Envelopes ‘Attack’ range to 200µs.
- Fixed/added Oscillators self-modulation via ‘S/H Mixer’.
- Improved Amplifier featuring light distortion with clipping indicator.
- Remodelled Low Pass Filter feat. 3 modes with resonance ‘Bass Recover’.
- Remodelled Oscillators feat. accurate upper harmonics and isolated phase.
- Remodelled Ring Modulator featuring true Odyssey behaviour.

http://cescato.net/T-C-M-II.htm

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