Episode 3 from the Inside Synthesis series is a basic introduction to modular synthesizers, using the Mattson Mini Modular synthesizer.
Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a glitch jam, with 2 Elektron Machinedrums, Kaoss pads, a Korg EMX-1 and an Oto Biscuit, via reader Dennis Stein.
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”
This official Korg video is what we like to see – not a lot of hype or talk – but lots of examples.
In the video Korg demonstrates how the Sensor Clip on the new Korg Wavedrum Mini, which was announced at Musikmesse 2011, can be used with your foot, plastic bottles, a paper cup, a table and other household items to create unique percussion devices.
This is a demo of the Korg Minipops 20 S, the stereo Minipops, a rhythm box/drum machine from about 1970.
The Minipops was probably most famously used by Jean Michel Jarre. Continue reading
Eric Archer’s Mini Space Rockers is a pushbutton analog drum with four transistors; you choose three capacitors to customize pitch and envelope.
Its nice hot output level is guaranteed to distort any guitar amp more than Stevie Ray.It is designed as an intro-to-soldering project for Handmade Music Austin. The unit in the video is a prototype; real PCBs will be used in the workshop.
This is a demo of the Pulsar mini synth, a tiny DIY synth project that features:
- 16 step sequencer
- LCD info screen
- Saw and Square wave
- Adjustable gate
- Adjustable Tempo
- Adjustable Tone
- Switchable high pass and low pass filter.
It all fits on a board about 1.5 inch by 3.5 inch, too!
Details at the StarFireTech blog.