This video takes a look at ‘no-input mixing’ – the idea that you can use feedback loops within mixers to generate sound.
Most users try to avoid noise when mixing. No-input mixing is about embracing the noise inherent in mixers and using it to synthesize sound. Continue reading
Meng Qi’s Squishable Modular Synth Workstation is a self-contained modular synthesizer instrument. Continue reading
Roland has announced a major system update for the FR-8x, the flagship of their V-Accordion lineup.
FR-8x Version 2.0 software adds new drum and orchestral parameters, increased control of audio files, extended looper functionality, updated Orchestra Chord voicing capabilities and more.
The V-Accordion line is an electronic instrument that brings combines features familiar to keyboardists, like MIDI support, synth capabilities, orchestral sound libraries and microtuning support, with traditional accordion control.
Here’s what’s new in FR-8x V-Accordion Version 2.0: Continue reading
Analogue Solutions has introduced the Telemark Multimode Filter module, a new module for Eurorack synthesizers, based on the filter of the Telemark semi-modular synthesizer.
The filter is a 12db/Octave multimode type.
There are four outputs: low pass, band pass, high pass and notch filter.
Additionally, notch filter can be varied for an even wider range of sounds. Use of Gain and Q allow for even wider possibilities.
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading
Synth designer Dave Smith (Sequential Circuits, Dave Smith Instruments) is featured in this new interview/lecture from Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014. Continue reading
Developer Jan Ostman has announced that the dsp-Gplug – a version of the dsp-G1 analog modeling synthesizer built into a MIDI plug – is now available.
Ostman calls it “the smallest VA MIDI Synth in the world.”
The dsp-Gplug is designed to be both patched and controlled via MIDI. A MIDI editor is available.
The synth is has 15 oscillators, structured as a 5-note paraphonic synth, with a 24db lowpass filter with resonance. It also has AMP ENV, filter ENV and LFO, with sine or sample & hold waveform.
Here are some audio examples of the dsp-G1 synth in action: Continue reading
At the 2014 NAMM Show, Moog Music introduced the Theremini – a new take on the theremin that offers traditional analog control, combined with an advanced synthesis engine.
The Theremini comes with 32 patch presets – but when we talked with Moog at NAMM, they told us that they were working on a patch editor that would let you create custom patches for it.
Today, Moog released Theremini Advanced Software Editor, a free iPad app that unlocks the sound design potential of the new theremin. (Windows and OS X versions are also planned). Here are the details….. Continue reading
The latest episode of Sonic State’s Sonic Lab takes a look at the new Korg Electribe Music Production Station, a next-generation, Ableton Live-friendly 16-track polyphonic synth groovebox. Continue reading