This video demonstrates and documents Pea Hicks‘ Sequential Circuits Pro-One synth patches, inspired by the work of Vince Clarke on Yazoo’s Don’t Go.
Here’s what Hicks has to say about the custom patches: Continue reading
Roland today announced updates to the entire Aira line. In addition, they announced that the SH-101 Plug-Out software synthesizer is now available as a free download for the Roland Aira System-1.
The new software synthesizer is a reproduction of the iconic Roland SH-101. According to to Roland, the new virtual analog emulates the original ‘right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time’.
The SH-101 is a monophonic synthesizer, launched by Roland in 1982. The SH-101 became popular for its characteristic tone and simple one-VCO > one-VCF > one-VCA > one-LFO structure.
The SH-101 Plug-Out software synth offers seamless DAW integration, via AU and VSTi. This means that the System-1 can be used as a dedicated controller for the plugin in your DAW, or the SH-101 can run on the System-1, independent of your computer.
Here’s a video intro to the SH-101 Plug-Out synthesizer. Continue reading
Roland today announced updates to its entire Aira line, delivering features requested by users from around the globe.
The Aira Update includes enhancements for the whole line, such as backup and restore facilities and better overall MIDI management.
In addition, there are product-specific enhancements, like external MIDI pitch control for VT-3, tuning control for TB-3, and instrument gain control for TR-8.
Roland is also now including the SH-101 Plug-Out software synthesizer as a free download for owners of the new System-1 keyboard.
Here are the details on the product-specific updates: Continue reading
Yamaha has introduced a news section on their website, celebrating 40 years of Yamaha synths.
The site features a 5 section history of Yamaha synths, a chronology of their synths and information on a 40th anniversary Motif XF.
Yamaha is releasing the information on the site in chronological order, with updates scheduled through November.