Suzanne Ciani’s Buchla Concerts 1975 – The Feminine Alternative To ‘Silver Apples Of The Moon’

suzanne-ciani-buchla-concertsFinders Keepers has announced a new album by pioneering synthesist Suzanne Ciani, Buchla Concerts 1975, that they describe as ‘a distinctive feminine alternative to Silver Apples Of The Moon‘.

Here’s what they have to say about the album:

This record is a triumphant yardstick in the synthesiser space race and the untold story of the first woman on the proverbial moon. While pondering the early accolades of this record it’s daunting to learn that this record was in fact not a record at all… It was a manifesto and a gateway to a new world, that somehow never quite opened. If the unfamiliar, modernistic, melodic, pulses, tones and harmonics found on this 1975 live presentation/grant application/educational demonstration had been placed in a phonographic context alongside the promoted work of Morton Subotnick, Walter Carlos or Tomita then the name Suzanne Ciani and her influence would have already radically changed the shape, sound and gender of our record collections. Hopefully there is still chance.

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Numerical Audio Intros RP-1 Dual Digital Delay For iOS

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Numerical Audio has introduced RP-1, a flexible stereo delay for iPhone and iPad that supports Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and more.

RP-1 also comes with a solid standalone application that makes real-time effects processing as simple as connecting a USB Audio Interface or singing into the internal microphone. Continue reading

New Software Synth Inspired By Vintage Video Logos

phonec2_medPsychic Modulation has released Phonec 2 – the latest version of a synth that was inspired by ‘the mystique of video logos you hear at the beginning of worn out VHS tapes’.

Phonec 2 is capable of producing a wide range of sounds, such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

It’s available for both Mac & Windows.  Continue reading

Free Sample Library Features Classic 808 Sounds With Vintage 12-Bit Crunch

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Portland downtempo electronica duo Soquelle has shared a free sample kit, based on a Roland TR-808 drum machine sampled with a vintage E-Mu SP-1200 sampler.
What makes this Roland TR-808 sample kit unique?
The samples were captured first through an E-mu SP-1200. They were then recorded through an Api Channel Strip into an Antelope Orion AD/DA. No effects, eq or processing was applied to the samples other than the natural sound of the TR-808, SP-1200 and Api preamps.
Here’s an audio preview:

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Free Vinyl Samples Ableton Live Drum Rack From ModeAudio

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ModeAudio is giving away a free drum rack of 32 samples created exclusively from the vinyl crackle, hiss and needle drops of their vintage Technics turntable.

The sounds can be used royalty-free in your productions.

The rack features kicks, snares, claps, hi hats and percussion, all drenched in the warm crunch of record static and crackle. The samples are pre-loaded, mixed, panned and choke-assigned for instant use, Continue reading

New ‘Ableton-centric’ Soundware Company, SympleSound

symplifiedAustin-based producer, sound designer and educator Francis Prève has unveiled a new ‘Ableton-­centric’ soundware company, SympleSound, at this year’s SXSW.

The first products from the company are its Analog Collection – a set of extensively multisampled versions of vintage analog synths, like the Oberheim SEM and RolandSH101, along with some newer (but discontinued) models like the Moog Little Phatty and Doepfer Dark Energy Mk I. Continue reading