Sighted in yesterday’s Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Synthesizer intro video – an unannounced Eurorack module
The Dave Smith Modular DSM01 Curtis Filter can be seen at around 4:55 in the intro video. An enlarged screen captures is shown at right.
It’s a combined VCF/VCA module, with control voltage control over filter cutoff, resonance and amplitude.
Audio connectivity includes audio in, VCF out and VCA out.
Two switches are partially obscured.
No official announcement has been made on the Dave Smith Modular at this point.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Are you interested in synth modules from Dave Smith? If so, what do you want to see from them?
Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the Pro 2, a knobby new monophonic ‘dream synth’. Dave Smith calls it his “most powerful mono synth ever.”
“As synth geeks, we asked ourselves what our dream mono synth would be,” says Smith. “Then we built it.”
Here’s the official intro video for the new Pro 2 synthesizer: Continue reading
Last week, Dave Smith Instruments teased a ‘big announcement’, leading to a lot of speculation about whether they were going to introduce a new synth module, a keyboard synthesizer, a firmware update or something else.
Now, they’ve confirmed it’s going to be a new synthesizer. Continue reading
Dave Smith Instruments released this teaser photo of what looks like a video shoot, with Smith at a keyboard.
Their only comment with the photo is that “The big announcement is next week”.
What do you think DSI’s ‘big announcement’ will be? And what would you like to see them announce?
This video captures a talk by electronic instrument designer Dave Smith on the history of synths, moving from analog to digital to software and now back to analog.
Smith gave the talk last night at Stanford’s CCRMA (The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics). Continue reading
Dave Smith Instruments has announced that its Prophet 12 Module is now shipping.
“We have had many requests from professional musicians for a small, easily portable version of the Prophet 12 keyboard, with all the same features and incredible sound,” says Smith. “The new Prophet 12 module is just that: it has all the power of the Prophet 12 keyboard – in fact, it has the exact same voice board – and it fits into a backpack.” Continue reading
This video captures a panel discussion on The State Of 21st-Century Synthesis, held at the 2014 NAMM Show.
Led by author Mark Vail (Vintage Synthesizers, Beauty In The B, The Synthesizer), the panel features industry leaders offering their take on the state of synthesis.
The panelists, from left to right, are:
- Composer/synthesist Drew Neumann (Aeon Flux, The Wild Thornberries)
- Composer/producer & Continuum expert Edmund Eagen
- Synth designer and MIDI creator Dave Smith
- Synth designer & sound designer Eric Persing (Roland, Spectrasonics)
- Gerry Bassermann (E-Mu, Opcode, Be, Propellerhead)
The video is close to 90 minutes long and offers some great perspectives from true gurus of synthesis. Continue reading
2014 NAMM Show: This video, via sonicstate, captures synth pioneer Dave Smith giving a quick overview of his latest synth design, the Prophet 12 Desktop synthesizer. Continue reading