Kebu Analog Remix Of Above & Beyond’s ‘You Got To Go’

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Sunday Synth Jam: Kebu’s video for his remix of Above & Beyond’s You Got To Go is part synth porn, part synth jam and part tutorial, with call outs throughout explaining how key pieces of gear are being used.

The analog synths and drum machines were triggered live by a MIDI sequencer and mixed together with the vocal using an analog mixer and hardware effects.

Equipment used: Korg Mono/Poly, Polysix, Poly-61; Roland Juno-60, Alpha Juno, TR-808 (w. MIDI); Moog Source; Oberheim Matrix 6R; Vermona DRM1 Mk III; Electro Harmonix Small Stone; Boss BD-2 (H2O mod), DD-3; Lexicon MPX500; DBX 290; Emagic AMT8; M-Audio Midisport 8×8/s; Alesis iO26; Cubase SL 1.06; Allen & Heath GS1; Yamaha S30 (as MIDI keyboard); Doepfer MCV1; Kenton Pro 2.

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Live Dubstep Peformance – Pinn Panelle

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Sunday Synth Jam: Pinn Panelle does a great job of translating heavily produced dubstep into live performance, with their take on Skrillex’s Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.

The band describes the video as a performance demonstrating “how to replicate an electronic artist’s music on live instruments. There are no sequences, or backing tracks playing behind the band. All wobbles are live.” Continue reading

Boss Intros RC300 Loop Station – Offers 3 Independent Stereo Tracks

Roland RC300 Loop Station

BOSS today announced the RC-300 Loop Station, the company’s new flagship real-time phrase loopers.

Features:

  • Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches and controls for each
  • Dedicated fader per track
  • Expression pedal for effects control in real time
  • Up to three hours of internal recording and 99 onboard memories
  • 16 onboard effects optimized for looping
  • XLR Microphone input with phantom power
  • USB storage; import/export WAV files

Details below.

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DinSync Intros DrumDokta DRM-110 Drum Module

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DinSync has introduced the DrumDokta DRM-110 Drum Module for Eurorack synths.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

At it’s core is a 1:1 clone of the old school Boss DR-110.

The project started since I was often using more than 50% of my modular just to make drum sounds. Sure there are already drum modules on the market but most take up vast amounts of modular real estate and that’s not to mention the price.

As with what seems to be the trend with my modules, this will most likely be a limited edition. The first units should be available for shipping in around two months time.

Pricing is TBD. See the DinSync site if you want to get on the waiting list.

Electric Violin + Kaoss Pad 3 + Loop Station Jam

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Sunday Synth Jams: Here’s a jazz-tinged Electric Violin + Kaoss Pad 3 + Loop Station synth jam, via psychopath3000:

This is a tune called, for no particular reason, ‘Black on Blue’ which I came up with this morning whilst experimenting with the different sounds I can get out of my violin with a Kaoss Pad 3.

The set-up I’m using is a Whammy Pedal – Line 6 Pod 2.0 – Kaoss Pad 3 – Boss RC-50 Loop Station.

Roland Juno-Gi Synthesizer Features Built-In Digital Recorder

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Roland has introduced the Juno-Gi Synthesizer – a new keyboard that features an onboard eight-track digital recorder and pro effects created by BOSS.

Record directly to a single high capacity SD card for up to 192 hours of possible recording time with a single 32 GB card. JUNO-Gi sounds can be recorded along with a vocal mic or guitar when connected via the rear-panel XLR microphone, guitar, and line level inputs. Dedicated effects processing is available for live recording, mixing, and mastering, including BOSS GT-Series guitar effects and effects designed for vocal processing.

The JUNO-Gi also functions as a USB audio/MIDI interface. Users can record JUNO-Gi sounds and play software instruments in any DAW, and also record vocals and guitars while using the JUNO-Gi’s onboard effects. In addition, the JUNO-Gi comes bundled with Cakewalk’s SONAR 8.5 LE software, giving users a complete DAW solution for their PC.

Features:

  • Over 1,300 high-quality sounds optimized for live performance
  • Friendly operation with dedicated controls and large display
  • Lightweight, compact body with battery compatibility
  • 128-voice polyphony
  • Intuitive user interface, including dedicated Tone Category buttons and large display
  • Full-featured 8-track digital recorder onboard with Guitar/Mic/Line inputs
  • Plug in a guitar and play/record with built-in pro guitar effects derived from BOSS’ GT series
  • High-capacity SDHC card slot for data storage and direct play
  • Complete mobility when used with a battery-powered PA or amp such as the Roland’s BA-330 or KC-110

The JUNO-Gi is expected to ship in October with an MSRP of $1,199.00.

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