DiN30 is the third DiN sampler album and has 18 tracks from releases DiN21 – 29, featuring the artists Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, ARC, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock & Bernhard Wostheinrich.
Dan (SynthDan1) from Acoustica Software demonstrates his dream synth – a rare 1969 Moog modular:
I fulfilled a life-long dream by buying a 1969 Moog Modular system.
This system was custom-ordered by Rick Powell, a musician and friend of Bob Moog, and was used on a number of pretty bad Moog albums in the 70s.
When I got it it had been restored by one of the top technicians in the United States but had been sitting for a while. The jacks were dirty and the keyboard was entirely non-functional. I shot this video just after getting the keyboard cleaned up and working. I had just reassembled and polished the wood on the keyboard’s cabinet.
This system is a dream to play. It’s far more stable (due to factory stability mods) than I could have hoped for, and the filter is just amazing. This patch shows two 901A oscillators tracking together through the resonant low-pass filter in a typical Minimoog-style setup, with the third 901 oscillator acting as LFO for the filter.
In this video, Ken MacBeth Of MacBeth Studio Systems demonstrates a prototype of a new touch keyboard.
Here’s what he has to say about the touch keyboard:
This is a demo of the touch keyboard that I’m working on. Gone is the physical stylus- now a finger with a small piece of foil is acting as the actuator! It’s fun and it works.
The touch keyboard is playing the MacBeth Micromac desktop unit via it’s CV inputs. I’m using a fair bit of sample and hold- LFO1 S&H is sampling the LFO2 Triangle wave- is sounds a little bit like sequences or arpeggios.
I’m also using the CV from the touch keyboard to control the speed of LFO1- at the very bottom of the keyboard- it’s 0 Volts- at the top it’s about 3 and half volts- so the LFO speeds up and slows down accordingly.
Check it out and let us know what you think of it!
Synthesist Bakis Sirros, aka Parallel Worlds, sent word of a new DiN label compliation album, iNDEX04, that features the work of Ian Boddy, Parallel Worlds, Markus Reuter, Erik Wøllo, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, ARC & Mazmoneth.
Label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix, designed to not only showcase the artists’ albums, but to present an exciting and varied CD in it’s own right.
The music ranges from ‘deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres’.