Is There Anything More 80’s Than This Synth-Pop Sinatra Cover?

Peter Baumann spent the 70’s pioneering Berlin School style synthesis with synth super-group Tangerine Dream. Albums like Phaedra, Rubycon, Ricochet  and Stratosfear.

None of these albums would adequately prepare you, though, for Strangers In The Night, Baumann’s 80’s-tacular take on the Frank Sinatra classic.  Continue reading

Sonic Faction ‘Clone’ Micro Tutorial

Sonic Faction has published the first in a new “micro tutorial” series, which will feature a short video of each instrument in the company’s new Archetype Ableton Bundle.

The first installment in the series is a three-minute tutorial for Clone, their 80’s synth hybrid.

Sonic Faction’s Taylor Martyr says, “Max for Live allows us to create custom-designed interfaces and intuitive controls that haven’t been possible in Ableton until now. Among its other features, Clone has a unique section called the ‘Delta Triangulator’ which allows users to rhythmically modulate their sound with ease. It’s great for when you want to achieve driving, 80’s-sounding bass lines”

Pricing and Availability. Sonic Faction’s Clone is available now, via the Sonic Faction website, for $49.  The full Archetype Ableton Bundle page (includes Clone and 7 other Max for Live instruments) is available from Sonic Faction for $199.

Chrome Brulée Brings Back The 80s Awesome

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Saturday Synth PornChrome Brulée is a collective, consisting of Robert Magnet, Ricky Sunset, Tony Johnson, Achim Shredlove, Simon Mayhem & Club Cannibal, that makes music that’s an ode to the golden days of chrome cassettes.

Their promo video brings back the 80’s awesome – vintage synths, cheesy video effects and vague sci fi themes – without the goofy hair:

In a world where music has become irrelevant, in a time where quantity comes over quality…a new force rises from within…armed with magic machines of ancient times…driven by pure passion and devotion…..fueled by the craft and skills of their forefathers….they will fight to make music free again…they will rage until the spirits of old will have their revenge….they go by the name….Chrome Brulee.

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