This set of videos takes a look at using the new Ableton Push MIDI controller with hardware synths.
In the videos, Ableton Product Specialist Jesse Abayomi demonstrates calling up presets, polyphony, after-touch and a some other functions that Push can perform with a variety of synths. Continue reading
This video offers a sneak preview of new Eurorack format drum modules coming from JoMox.
Details, pricing and availability are to come. Continue reading
The Two Thousand Six Hundred, or TTSH for short, is a new DIY synth project, inspired by the classic ARP 2600 semi-modular analog synthesizer.
The TTSH is now available as a kit for 4000 SEK (about US $600), containing PCBs and the powder-coated and screen-printed front panel. This is an advanced DIY project – nothing is pre-built and no electronic components are included. Builders will have to source their own parts, which is detailed at the project site. A case is also available.
Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, Sally Sparks demonstrates the expressive possibilities of the Haken Continuum. Sparks improvises on the Continuum, played through an Eventide H9 Reverb. Continue reading
This series of videos digs into the details of using the AlphaSphere as a MIDI controller.
The first video, above, covers Preset One - a C Major scale that spirals upwards around the AlphaSphere. Continue reading
Developer Fabrizio.Poce has released J74 Volca Control – an $8 package that provides you with three editors and control surfaces for each of the members of the Korg Volca series: the Volca Keys, Volca Bass and Volca Beats.
The tools let you control, store and modulate all Volca native MIDI parameters, while adding a bunch of new features for synthesis and performance, such as: filter KeyTracking (both VKeys and VBass), Chorus-like effects (VKeys), additional tempo sync LFO (VKeys), Pitch Tuning and modulation modes (VBass), 3x note Polyphony emulation on VBass, MIDI velocity emulation on VBeats, LFO auto-tuning modulation (VBass and VKeys) and Solo/Mute controls on VBeats.
All devices also offer presets storage (load, save, recall), a X/Y Panel for modulation of two parameters simultaneously and a parameter randomizer. Continue reading