Halls of Valhalla For TipTop Z-DSP Demo

Here’s a preview the Halls of Valhalla reverb cartridge + TipTop Z-DSP combo, via Tiptop Audio:

Drums pass through the Z2040 filter that gets modulated by the Z4000 EG. A bass line made of two Z3000 mixed by the MIXZ and sent into another Z2040. The BandPass out of the HATS808 is sent into the Feedback input of the Z-DSP, this gives this high pitched drone, Drums and bass line into the Stereo in of the Z-DSP, the Z-DSP runs the Valhalla DSP prototype card.

The Halls of Valhalla cartridge features 8 original reverberation algorithms, designed to work with the strengths of the Z-DSP, and tailored towards electronic music. Continue reading

The Roland AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer


Roland has officially announced the AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer – a new vocal effects processor.

With the VT-3 Voice Transformer, you can alter pitch and formant in real time to introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your music. It also has the power to transform your voice into synthesizers, synth basses, hard-tuned and lo-fi sounds, and more. The VT-3 also offers built-in reverb, smooth wet/dry fader control, and instant bypass.

Vocal processing options include: Continue reading

Roland Aira Photos, Videos And Technology Overview


Roland has released another set of Aira teasers today, for the first time clearly showing that they’ve got four new devices on the way.

Here’s the new teaser video, which showcases the Roland Aira line’s sound & blinkenlights action: Continue reading

The Best Of The 2014 NAMM Show


The 2014 NAMM Show was another great year for the event – the weather was fantastic, there were tons of new synths and interesting gear introduced and we got to see a lot of people passionate about synths and electronic music.

Here’s our pick of the best new gear that was either introduced at the show this year or that made its NAMM debut this year: Continue reading