Synth designer Ken MacBeth is celebrating his 15th year of making synthesizers.
MacBeth – who’s always made a habit of ‘eating his own dog food’ – here explores the sonic range of two of his creations – his earliest synth, the MacBeth M3X, and his latest, the MacBeth Elements. Continue reading
This video, via perfectcircuitaudio, the sound and features of the Analogue Solutions SEMblance synthesizer. Continue reading
This video, via Laurentide SynthWorks, is a musical demonstration of using a external gate in jack with the Moog Werkstatt-01 hackable analog synth.
Demo details – Werkstatt-01 with Moogerfooger MF-104M Delay & Electro Harmonix Cathedral Reverb. Continue reading
This video, via magikroom, shows what happens when you try to emulate the classic ‘Supersaw’ sound of the Roland JP-8000 – a virtual analog synth from the 90’s – using 10 hardware analog synths!
Massive overkill at its best? You make the call!
Technical details below: Continue reading
This video, via Roman Rising, is a time-lapse of assembling the Korg MS-20 Kit, accompanied by his first composition with the new unit. Continue reading
The Analogue Solutions Polymath is a new paraphonic analog modular synthesizer.
It is fully modular, in the sense that every thing can be detached and repatched. It doesn’t have to be used as a ‘poly synth’ or a traditional ‘mono synth’. It can be repatched to do whatever you wish.
Circuits can also be isolated and used in conjunction with other modular synths or synths. Continue reading
Science fiction & synth sounds combine in the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s Dune – a new documentary that tells the story of “the greatest science fiction movie never made”.
The documentary looks at filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune to the screen. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artists to flesh out his vision, who would go on to contribute to films like Star Wars & Alien. Jodorowsky’s take on Dune never got made.
In the new documentary, director Frank Pavich presents a look at what might have been, set to an analog synthesizer-laden soundtrack by composer Kurt Stenzel.
We contacted Stenzel to find out more about the soundtrack and how it came to be. Continue reading
This official Novation video features Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll, in his studio, sharing his thoughts on their new Bass Station II. Continue reading