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”

Forms + Noise

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Forms + Noise features generative video, created in Structure Synth, combined with an electronic soundtrack, created in Ableton Live.

Via reader Kate, who says “The sound is raw and at the same time tells the story of the life generative forms.”

Video: Structure Synth + javascript
Audio: Ableton Live + vst

Electronic Music Works Patch Generators For Vintage Synths

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This is a demo of the Electronic Music Works Patch Synthesizer JX-810P, a patch generator for the the Roland JX-8P and MKS-70.

Here’s what EMW has to say about the Patch Synthesizer:

Our Patch Synthesizer is not just a patch randomizer, it uses an intelligent algorithm to create very usable sounds and has adjustable parameters to allow you to control the type of patch that will be created. Rediscover your synth with the EMW Patch Synthesizer series.

Electronic Music Works offers a variety of Patch Synthesizers, including ones for the Roland Alpha Junos and the Yamaha TX81Z / DX11. See the company site for details.

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

The 12 Days Of Modular Synthesis

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This video, via synthesist Raul Pena, is the first in a series of 12 videos. The 12 Days Of Modular videos are themed around ‘modular synthesis’ and sound design.

See the rest in the series at Pena’s raulsworldofsynths YouTube channel.

‘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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The Korg microKORG Synthesizer & Vocoder

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Korg has released a new intro video for their microKorg synthesizer.

Korg microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder Features:

  • 128 user-rewritable programs
  • 37-key mini keyboard
  • Powerful synthesis
  • Classic vocoding
  • A full range of effects
  • Great sounds and expression
  • Flexible arpeggiator (6 types)
  • Clear control and classic looks
  • Can serve as a compact MIDI controller

While the Korg microKorg has been out for a couple of years, it still offers a good compromise between power, price and portability. If you don’t mind the mini synthesizer keyboard, it’s a lot of synth.

If you’ve used the microKorg, leave a comment with your thoughts!

Micronaut – Experiment Seven

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a glitchy synth jam featuring the new Dave Smith Instruments Tempest drum machine, via Chris Randall (Micronaut) – Experiment Seven.

Technical details below. 

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