The Beatles YMO – Day Tripper – Korg DS-10

September 14, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Beatles Day Tripper
arranged by YMO
KORG DS-10 cover

DSI Prophet 12 ~ How to make YMO sound

November 5, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

I tried to make poly moog sound that YMO prof. Sakamoto used to use it.
Prophet 12 has a lot of special functions.
Especially the oscillator sound is good for vintage strings!

If you are not satisfied with your virtual analog synth to make vintage strings sound, I recommend to use Prophet 12 to you!!

That’s really great and maniac sound.
I really LOVE this machine.

坂本教授が使ってたPolymoogのサウンドに挑戦しました。
Prophet12は、特殊な機能が沢山あり、特にオシレータがヴィンテージ系のスト

­リングスサウンドにもってこい!

もしヴィンテージ系のストリングスサウンドを作るのに手持ちのヴァーチャルアナログシ­ンセで満足できなかったら、Prophet12をお勧めしまする!!

まじですごいマニアなサウンドですよん、ぼくはこのマシンLoveです。

nicolai maruhama

Listen to nice synth covers of classic YMO hits

September 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description (Googlish from Japanese):

We are doing synthesizer and longing for Professor Sakamoto.
That there is no “VOCO” from once in a while because it is doing just drum.
Professor says that recalls, but the tone change is busy anyway.
I would easy if you driving in advance a program change,
It does not do it by following the professor at the time.
Amiability Misutatchi is (^ ^ Isuzu

ROLAND MC-4 performing YMO’s RYDEEN

July 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

MODULAR SYNTH MC-4 LINN LM-2 ULTSOUND DS-4

The Roland MC-4 MicroComposer was an early microprocessor-based music sequencer released by the Roland Corporation. It could be programmed using the ten key numeric keyboard or a synthesizer keyboard using the keyboards control voltage and gate outputs. It was released in 1981 with a list price of US$3,295 (¥430,000 JPY) and was the successor to the MC-8, which in 1977 was the first microprocessor-based digital sequencer.

This sequencer was released before the advent of MIDI, and viewed by some composers to have more accurate timing. The MC-4 has an output patchbay to the right of the control panel, allowing you to patch the MC-4 to a synthesizer using 3.5mm patch cords. There are four channels of outputs containing CV-1, CV-2, Gate and MPX (multiplex) to control four separate synthesizers.To the left of the output patchbay there are two switches and a control knob. The control knob alters the tempo of the sequencer. The first switch is for cycle mode (which allows the programmed sequence to repeat continuously until the sequencer is stopped), the second switch is for sync control. The MC-4 can be synced to other Roland equipment such as a drum machine or another MC-4 MicroComposer (offering eight separate channels of sequencing).

YMO click badge (like a metronome)

May 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Motif of rhythm guide for drummer.
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YMO – 1979.11.19 朝の国営放送より

YMO and Moog celebrates Bob Moog’s birthday today

May 23, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Look how excited Yellow Magic Orchestra is for Bob Moog Day tomorrow (what would’ve been Bob’s 79th Birthday)….

Celebrate with us by watching the Moog Movie streaming on our website tomorrow… your boss won’t notice.

Love, Your Friends at Moog.

Ryuichi Sakamoto leaning on an Ultimate Sound DS-4 Promuzer on the left.

More info here >>

September, 1979. Live at Nakano Sunplaza in Tokyo.

New article on Logic System

May 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Logic System is the musical project of Hideki Matsutake who was the sequencer and synth programmer for Yellow Magic Orchestra between 1978-1982, often referred to as their fourth member. Before this he was the apprentice and later assistant to electronic ‘space music’ composer Isao Tomita.

Inspired by Wendy Carlos’ album Switched On Bach, Matsutake started out in the industry arranging and programming for albums of Moog-ified popular songs (including a Beatles album), which were gaining popularity during the 70’s. He was involved in the production of various releases from pop/new wave artists in Japan (and for each member of YMO’s solo careers) throughout the 80’s, and he somehow found the time to begin to record his own output in 1981 under the name Logic System.

Full article including tracks listening can be found here >>

TANSU Synth DEMO

October 8, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Released last week, here´s the first demo of the new iOS synth

Description:

The iOS application – which is named “TANSU (dresser)”, is a miniature
version of a Modular Analog Synthesizer. This synthesizer is the same as the
one used and mastered by Hideki Matsutake of LOGIC SYSTEM.

The sounds that were sampled and used for the VCO (Voltage Controlled
Oscillator) come directly from the actual “TANSU” owned by Hideki Matsutake
himself.
In addition, it also contains many original LOGIC SYSTEM recordings. The
application condenses the fun, experience and sound of an actual modular
synthesizer onto the small screen of an iPhone!!

What will the sound be like when using the application? This application is
focused on providing the user with the feeling and excitement of using the
actual synthesizer for which it is based.

Not only for a techno fan, but for any music lover!! Feel what it is like to
create your own music!!
Try this application to experience the “the birth of sound and music.”

Get it here >>

TANSU – new modular synth with the sounds of YMO

October 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Developer Music Airport has released a new virtual analog modular synthesizer for iOS, TANSU.

The sounds that were sampled and used for the VCO (Voltage Controlled
Oscillator) come from the actual “TANSU” owned by Hideki Matsutake (Yellow Magic Orchestra, Logic System).

Primary Functions:

  • LOGIC BOX – Sound effects such as Shepard Tone and rhythms from music by LOGIC SYSTEM
  • have been made directly into the sound source.
  • MUSIC – You can use your iPhones own music library as a sound source. (However,
  • certain tracks which are covered under DRM may not be used).
  • Microphone function – You can use sounds which have been recorded with microphone.
  • Preset function – You can explore the potential of the TANSU Synth from various demo patterns. Moreover, it can be utilized as a tutorial for beginners.
  • VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator), VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter), VCA
  • (Voltage Controlled Amplifier), LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), EG (Envelope
  • Generator)
  • Enhance the basic functionality of an analog synthesizer. (Various sound
  • processing is possible.)
  • 2 channel 8 step analog sequencer!
  • Connect patch cord to create original sounds
  • Three sound sources can be mixed by a three-channel mixer

Note: TANSU has a major downside because of it used of sampled material. The developer notes “Commercial use of the works created by using this application is subject to the copyright clearance from right holders.”

YMO cover “Cue” featuring Logic System’s Hideki Matsutake

June 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://youtu.be/HXHUyo63nBc

シンセサイザー:松武秀樹・相沢舞・飯野賢治
【ニコ生】松武秀樹・相沢舞の『テクノスクール』
http://www.music-airport.com/techno-school/

Mai Aizawa, Kenji Iino, Hideki Matsutake: synthesizer
“Techno School” of Mai Aizawa, Hideki Matsutake Nico [raw]

We can also see Ryuichi Sakamoto’s daughter Miu do the singing :-)

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