Silverbox Synth Jam – Mokira/Tilliander’s 303/303/303/303/606

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Sunday Synth Jam: Synth porn meets knob tweaking in this video for Mokira/Tilliander – 303/303/303/303/606. 

In addiiton to four Roland TB-303 silverbox bassline synths and a Roland TR-606, multiple effects boxes were used:

Roland RE-201
Roland RE-501
Dynacord TAM-21
Dynacord SRS-56
Lexicon Model 200
TC Electronic D-Two
Empirical Labs Distressor
Tube-Tech SMC2B

Secrets Of ‘Kitchen Music’ – How To Turn Ordinary Stuff Into MIDI Controllers

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Many people have watched and been amazed by the Kitchen Music video, which shows music seeming to be triggered by kitchen items.

“Unfortunately, it’s fake!” note the guys at Shiverware. “Before we found out, we set about for 6 hours making our own version, which really works!”

The video demonstrates how you can use an Arduino board and capacitive sensing to turn ordinary stuff into MIDI controllers.

There’s information on capacitive sensing available at Arduino Playground.

Korg Adds Mini Kaoss Pad 2 To ‘Kaoss Family’

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NAMM Show 2012: Today Korg previewed its newest addition to the Kaoss family of synths and effects: the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 Dynamic Effect Processor.

It offers a familiar Kaoss interface and real-time fingertip effects, packaged in a compact body with battery operation for “shirt pocket” portability. The new Mini Kaoss Pad 2 is being promoted as being ideal for DJ club performances and for use with a variety of musical instruments, home studio applications and portable audio players.

Like its older cousins, the Kaoss Pad KP3 and Kaoss Pad Quad, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2 is played by sliding or tapping a finger on the X-Y touchpad. These finger motions allow control of multiple effect parameters at the same time.

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Passion Pit On The Arturia MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer

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This video, via proaudiostar, feaures Passion Pit’s impressions of the new Arturia MiniBrute analog synthesizer, introduced at the 2012 NAMM Show:

We check in with Passion Pit while working on their new album to see what they think of Arturia’s brand new all analog synth. Arturia lent us a demo and once we showed it to the guys with Passion Pit we knew we werent getting it back. They liked it so much they had to put it on some of the songs they were doing and even re-recorded some bass parts with it. With is robust sound and ease of use this keyboard will no doubt be a must have!

Here’s what Arturia has to say about it.

“The MiniBrute is Arturia’s new analog synthesizer. With a pure analog signal path and several innovative features, it sets a new standard for what a hardware synthesizer should be. The pure analog, multi-wave oscillator combined with a huge sounding classic multi-mode filter, and wide range of modulation capabilities will bring new life into your recordings and stage performances. Add to that outstanding features like the Ultrasaw, Metalizer, Brute Factor™, Arpeggiator, LFO with sample & hold, full USB/MIDI/CV connectivity; all of which are housed in a rugged metal enclosure”

Moon Modular 6005 Teaser – Can You Guess What This Is?

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We’re heading into the 2012 NAMM Show, and you know what that means……teaser videos.

Moon Modular has a teaser for the “#6005”. We’ve got no idea what they’re introducing. But we’re pretty sure we want it and it’s out of our price range.

Any guesses?

via moonmodular

Midnight Ambient Performance

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s synth jam for the ambient / Berlin School fans, Midnight Ambient Performance 6 (11-11-26), via Loomeer305.

‘Lunar Park Interpolated’ – A Live Synth Jam Head Trip

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Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live performance of NightBirds’s Lunar Park Interpolated – a Berlin School head trip.

Or as NightBirds puts it, “Close the door… Open your eyes… Play Sound thoroughly…and… Dreaming!”

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Live Ambient Electronica Synth Jam

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Sunday Synth Jam: This live improvised ambient electronica synth jam, by Sylphid, was recorded June 4 2010 in Northampton, MA.

Instruments featured include: Kurzweil K2000, Ableton Live, DSI Prophet 08, orchestral bells, harmonica, voice and various texture-generating found sounds.