Ambient Experiment For Piano & Modular Synthesis

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Sunday Synth Jam: Reader Chris Stack, aka experimentalsynth, improvises over a dark ambient drone backing.

For the backing, Stack used the Make Noise René Cartesian SequencerMaths and a variety of Moog synths.

Astral Odyssey – A Live Space Music Synth jam

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Sunday Synth Jam: Bruno Ender Lee performs Astral Odyssey, a space music style synth jam.

Technical details below:

“Astral Odyssey” – composed, arranged & performed by Bruno Ender Lee, April 22. 2012. Pre-recorded live tracks: ARP Odyssey & Doepfer MAQ-sequencer / MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass).

Filmed live tracks: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads) / Moog Etherwave Theremin / ARP Odyssey (fx-sequence).

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Solar Orbiter – A Space Music Synth Jam

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a mellow synth jam, via Andy Barrow, that brings to mind the space rock and synth music of the 70s.

Barrow shared these technical details on the piece, Solar Orbiter:

We start off with a brief intro using the Voyager XL and then the music begins with the Radias (Pads and the Lead Synth part way through the video) and the Moog Slim Phatty being used for the rhythm.

I then bring the XL in to play a moody lead synth (2 Osc’s used, the second used primarily for harmonic content). The Radias takes over later on and then we finish with Moog Slim Phatty and the Voyager XL.

Analog Modular Synth Performance, Via NightBirds

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s an analog synth jam with a classic 70’s vibe, via NightBirds31.

Technical details below:

Recorded with : ARP Odyssey, RSF Polykobol, RSF Kobol, ROLAND System 101 & 102 (x2), ROLAND MC-202, ROLAND MC-4 Sequencer, ROLAND TR 707 (for synchronisation)… Two Mix Table… Effects pedals…

Martin Peters’ Contained – Modular Synth Jam

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Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures Martin Peters‘ live performance of Contained.

Technical details below.

via attorks:

This video kind of starts where my last video ‘Vernal Season’ left off.

It begins with a 4-step sequence on the Q960 with only step 1, 3 and 4 active on the Q963 trigger bus. During the song I alternate between the 3 rows of the Q960 using the Q962 sequential switch. The Q960 drives the Rob Hordijk OSC HRM, one Q106 VCO and the Ian Fritz Teezer Through-Zero VCO connected to the Blacet Miniwave.

The Mellotron strings, played on the Roland XP-80, joins and after that a 4-step sequence on row one of the Doepfer MAQ16/3 driving the Creamware MiniMax ASB. An 8-step sequence from the MAQ16/3 driving the self-built Modular joins after that.

The Klaus Schulze like S&H percussion comes from the Waldorf Q Keyboard. The solo’s are performed on the Clavia Nord Lead 1.

Moog Intros Bowel-Shaking BASE SoundPack For Animoog

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Moog Music today introduced the BASE soundpack for Animoog – a collection of timbres and presets that radically extends the sonic capabilities of Animoog from the purely electronic realm of its Moog ancestry into a richly organic world of biological sound.

The BASE Pack is born from a quest Moog engineers embarked on, with help from researchers at The University of North Carolina at Asheville, to discover the most primordial sounds known to man. The result is the Biomimetically Augmented Synthesis Expansion Pack (BASE Pack) for the Animoog synthesizer.

In addition to the over 40 new Timbre files, Moog recruited top sound designers to craft 25 powerful new presets which demonstrate the range of BASE sounds that Animoog can now emit. Some of the Presets included are Extravasation, Eructations, Bad Beans, Bathtub Bubbles, and Oops Sorry Excuse Me. Some of the Timbres included are Sploot2, WetGas1, Dribbly, WetSquish2 and Excuse Me.

Above, Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess demonstrates some of his trademark licks using BASE for Animoog and UNCA’s Dr. Wayne Kirby explains the origin of the new sound library.

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Attorks – Vernal Season

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a mellow synth jam, via Martin Peters (attorks), Vernal Season.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

The video begins with two 8-step sequences: one sequence on row 2 of the Doepfer MAQ16/3 which is driving the self-built Modular and one sequence on the Q960 which is driving the Rob Hordijk OSC HRM and the Ian Fritz Teezer Through-Zero VCO connected to the Blacet Miniwave.

The bass is performed on the Clavia Nord Lead 1, the Mellotron strings sound is played on the Roland XP-80 and the Wurlitzer piano sound on the Waldorf Q Keyboard. Later on a 4 step sequence from row 1 of the MAQ16/3 driving the Creamware MiniMax ASB joins.

Monofon’s Elysium (Berlin School Modular Sequencing)

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Sunday Synth Jam: Monofon’s Elysium is straight ahead Berlin School style synth music, 100% live performance, no overdubbing.

The track makes effective use of minimal material, with live sequence manipulation and patch tweaks creating a continuously changing soundscape.

All sequenced synth sounds come from the Club of the Knobs Model 15 modular synthesizer. Pads are from the Waldorf Blofeld. Some keys were fixed with tape to create the drones.

Monomachine was used as masterclock, as effect board (reverb and delay) and for the cymbal sounds.

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