Roland Aira Photos, Videos And Technology Overview

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Roland has released another set of Aira teasers today, for the first time clearly showing that they’ve got four new devices on the way.

Here’s the new teaser video, which showcases the Roland Aira line’s sound & blinkenlights action: Continue reading

MeeBlip anode Bass Synth Is Cheap, Open Source And Pretty Bad-Ass Sounding

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Canadian electronics company Blipsonic and Berlin-based website Create Digital Music have introduced their latest joint venture, the MeeBlip anode – a compact bass synth, complete with an analog filter.

The anode is a hybrid analogue/digital instrument, featuring digital pulse oscillators with pulse width control – based on those found in the original MeeBlip – alongside a three-stage envelope, a LFO and an all-analogue filter with resonance control.

As with the original MeeBlip, the anode is open source, and users are encouraged to learn from and experiment with its code and circuits. The anode comes fully pre-assembled, however, and is ready for use straight out the box.

According to its developers, the MeeBlip anode is “capable of producing a range of uniquely aggressive, bass-heavy sounds.”

Does it deliver? Check out these audio demos and let us know what you think: Continue reading

Arturia MiniBrute Synthesizer Demonstration

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This video, via DV247TV, takes a look at the new Arturia MiniBrute analog synthesizer.

The MiniBrute features a multimode Steiner-Parker filter, VCO with waveform mixer, arpeggiatior, MIDI, CV, USB connectivity and a 100% analogue signal path. Arturia also introduces some new features such as the Metalizer and Brute Factor to further add some shape to your sound.

Analogue Solutions New Leipzig-S Synthesizer (Bass Detonation Demo)

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Here’s a brief first look at the new Analogue Solutions Leipzig-s analog synthesizer.

Here’s what they have to say about the Leipzig-S:

This beast of a synth represents the latest in Analogue Solutions’ Leipzig line and incorporates a vast number of new features, most notably the 8-step on-board sequencer which can be synced and controlled in a vast number of innovative ways (midi, LFO, VCO, etc.)

This video serves as a first glimpse of the synth – yes, it’s a teaser. The evolving sound uses the Leipzig’s on-board step sequencer, however the pitch of the notes is controlled via MIDI. The sequencer can also be stepped manually via a MIDI keyboard.

Sequencer reset is handled via accent (or using heavy velocity on a MIDI note).

A beat was added to provide some context for the evolving bass line.

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Creating Awesome Layered Bass Sounds

In his latest electronic music production tutorial, Brian Trifon (Trifonic) takes a look at creating awesome basslines using layering.