Reader Karl Sholz let us know about this synth jam/demo that combines the analog drum synth goodness of a late 70’s Synare 3 (best known from its appearance on countless disco tracks) with WerkBench for the iPad:
The Star Instruments Synare is most famous for its use on disco records as a simple ‘tom-tom’ sound (the first sound I play in this video). Despite its cheesy historical use, the Synare actually a beastly little analog synth with two oscillators (with noise and LFO modes respectively), a self oscilating low-pass filter, and envelopes for filter and volume. I only scratch the surface in this video.
WerkBench is a tool for crafting rhythmic loops from any source material in real-time. WerkBench is great for grabbing sounds on the fly from analog synths that lack patch memory (like the Synare, Monotron, or any modular rig).
Check this out and let us know what you think!
WerkBench is available for $4.99 in the App Store.