Waldorf has announced that the new Waldorf 2-Pole Filter is now shipping, and has released this official tutorial video to introduce it.
The Waldorf 2-Pole Filter is a multi-mode analog filter. It offers a fully analog signal path, built-in modulation, overdrive and more. Continue reading
This video, via markusfuller, continues his series of videos looking inside Roland’s new Aira boxes.
In this video, he takes a look inside the Roland Aira VT-3 Vocal Transformer (not too much to see!) and tests using it as an effects unit for the TR-8, TB-3 and AX-Synth.
Sunday Synth Jam: This synth jam, via A Box In The Sea, explores using gestural control (with a Leap Motion) and Ableton Push as controllers for Reaktor and a modular synthesizer. Continue reading
Tiptop Audio announced today that “The amazing Halls Of Valhalla Z-DSP reverbs are now shipping to shops worldwide.”
The Halls Of Valhalla Z-DSP cartridge has 8 high-quality modulated reverb algorithms, ranging from short (Room, Chamber) to medium sized (Plate, EnsembleVerb), to big (Cathedral), to unbelievably huge (Niflheim, Asgard, Ginnungagap). Continue reading
Sunsine Audio has introduced the Harmonic Decoder - a new effect pedal that can sound like a fuzz, an octave/harmony pedal, a filter/wah, a complex waveshaper or some crazy bent 8-bit glitch box.
All of its effects are derived from an analog VCO, a phase detector, and a simple filter in an arrangement known as a Phase Lock Loop. At the heart of the Harmonic Decoder is a true single oscillator analog synthesizer. It effectively resynthesizes any signal delivered at the input, providing extreme waveshaping and harmonic effects in the analog domain.
The frequency of the VCO can be modulated either by the internal envelope follower or via the external control voltage input.
Here’s a video demo of the Harmonic Decoder in action: Continue reading
Sonic State’s Edd Butterworth takes a look at the Koma FT201 Analog Filter / 10-Step Sequencer - a voltage controlled vactrol state variable filter, combined with a 10 step sequencer.
The FT201 is capable of providing ultra low and high frequency filter effects, which are controllable with an on-board infrared expression controller, which lets you create filter sweeps by moving your feet or hands over the pedal. Continue reading
The OWL open-source audio effects pedal just got a lot more interesting.
Developers of the Open Ware Laboratory (OWL) pedal have announced the availability of a PureData compiler for the OWL, Tannhäuser.
What’s this mean for electronic musicians?
In a nutshell, it means that OWL users will soon be able to create custom patches in PureData, an open-source, cross-platform, graphical programming environment for musicians and artists.
In other words – you won’t have to be a C++ guru to create your own custom audio effects that run on this hardware pedal. Continue reading
This video, via SR388LovesYou, demonstrates using AeroMIDI to control the Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer. Continue reading