Hartmann Neuron Audio Demo

This is an audio demo of the very rare Hartmann Neuron synthesizer, featuring Neuron textures and pads.

via taylor12k:

just going through some of the patches i created on the Neuron. going through quick, nothing fancy, but gives a good idea of one aspect that the Neuron excels in. Not a lot on the Neuron here, so figured it doesn’t hurt to add another.apologies for the distortions.. the Neuron can be a bit unpredictable!

3 thoughts on “Hartmann Neuron Audio Demo

  1. I’ve always been impressed by the Neuron’s ability to make weird noises that would be difficult or impossible to create on any other single synth.

    But it’s also always struck me as very difficult to program effectively… there’s an element of unpredictability that makes it difficult to move in an intentional direction when programming, you sort of have to be prepared to accept happy accidents rather than say “I will now program the exact sound I want.”

    It seems you don’t so much program the synth as interact with the synth’s brain and hope it understands you.

  2. That’s precisely the case. The network also grows and learns. After extended periods of fiddling, it gets a feel for what the user leans toward, and it starts to lean in that direction. The Neuron starts to think like its user. Only this one synthesizer, and precious few general computing systems, can lay claim to that ability. It is a symbiotic relationship between man and machine. It is cybernetics in its purest form. You won’t get anything in the first five minutes that anyone would call music. After five years, you will wonder how you ever did it any other way.

  3. Also, if you feed other instruments into the Neuron, such as the V-Synth GT, FIZMO, SX-WSA1, or JD-800, it starts to think like them also, or at least adopt their algorithm as one of its own. Getting an OASYS-PCI and Neuron communicating is like binding two alternate dimensions into a wormhole of sound from the other end of the Universe.

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