Novation has announced the release of two new free sound packs for their MiniNova and UltraNova keyboard synthesizers. The new Supernova sound banks are made up of sounds from the original 1998 rack mount Supernova synthesizer, created by the Supernova’s original sound designer, Phil McDonald.
McDonald created the iconic sounds of the Supernova that powered classics by Orbital, ATB, Jean Michel Jarre and A Guy Called Gerald, among others.
The first of the two soundpacks, with 64 sounds, is available now, as part of Novation’s 21st Anniversary celebration. The second pack will be released later in the year.
Here is a SoundCloud demo of the sound bank: Continue reading
In a new interview, synth music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre explains why, despite all the advances in electronic music technology, he still has a love for vintage gear: Continue reading
Bertrand Loreau’s Nostalgic Steps is a new album of electronic music that is inspired by the classic electronic sounds of the 70′s.
This 70′s space music retronica pays tribute to its inspiration – artists like Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre & Michael Hoenig. Indeed, with titles like Semblance of a Mysterious Dream & Mind Floating, some Berlin School fans may find themselves trying to make explicit connections with the music of Loreau’s predecessors. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Kebu performs Interlude #4 & The Lunar Effect, live at Kulttuuritalo Dux, Kristiinankaupunki, 18th of May 2012.
Technical details below. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, by starshipfive, captures a live cover of Jean Michelle Jarre class, Oxygène 4.
Sound designer Luftrum has released this sneak preview of Luftrum 9 – a soundbank for u-He Diva:
Here’s what he has to say about Luftrum 9: