Arturia MatrixBrute Hands-On Demos

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The Arturia MatrixBrute analog synthesizer, introduced at the 2016 NAMM Show, is a work in progress.

But Arturia is offering a sneak preview of the MatrixBrute synthesizer at Superbooth 16 and Musikmesse 2016.

Here are a few hands-on demos, offering both an update on both the state of the MatrixBrute and a preview of the analog synth’s sound: Continue reading

Cosmic Krautrock At Superbooth 2016 (Kosmische Musik)

Superbooth 16: This video captures an excerpt of a live ‘Cosmic Krautrock’ performance  by synthesist Udo Hanten and Klaus Hoffmann.

The duo performs with a Moon Modular 5U modular synthesizer and the new Memotron m2k. Continue reading

Drew Neumann Multitracks Knifonium Tube Synthesizer For ‘Steampunk Space Spies’

Composer Drew Neumann (Aeon Flux, The WIld Thornberries) has shared a new composition, Steampunk Space Spies, created entirely (including percussion and sound effects) with the Knifonium vacuum tube synthesizer.

The Knifonium, made by Jonte Knif, is a unique 25-tube monophonic synthesizer, with a 4th order ladder filter and a ring modulator.

Here’s what Neumann has to say about the gear and process used in making the music:
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Taiho Yamada Demos Patch Set for Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

dave-smith-ob-6-synthesizerSynth and sound designer Taiho Yamada has published an sampler of the sounds he created for the new Dave Smith Instruments OB-6:

“In February, I completed a set of patches for the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6, and I’m happy to report that quite a few of them made it into the factory preset banks. I’m so proud to have been a part of this project! The OB-6 is a monster synth from two legends of our industry (Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim), and it was a ton of fun to program. ”
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