iVardensphere’s Interesting View On Music Gear (Totally NSFW)

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NSFW: Gear videos may never be the same after iVardensphere’s Interesting View On Music Gear. 

IVardensphere is a Canadian band that mixes tribal drums with ‘pounding analogue synths’.

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Audio Damage Filterstation Now Available

Audio Damage FilterstationAudio Damage has released Filterstation for Windows and Mac.

Filterstation is the Audio Damage take on the classic serial/parallel/stereo dual filter topology, made famous by the Sherman Filterbank and its many clones.


  • Twelve different filter algorithms, including two all-new MS20 emulations and our classic 914 bandpass and Filterpod lowpass models.
  • VCA mode for tremolo and gate effects.
  • LFO with twelve different patterns, and both internal and tempo sync modes.
  • Envelope follower for dynamic control of filter frequency.
  • Serial, parallel, and true stereo operating modes.
  • Sidechain input for external signal to envelope follower. (VST3 only.)
  • Easy-to use interface for quick programming.

Filterstation for Windows and Mac (VST3/VST2/AU) is now available for US $49. See the Audio Damage site for audio demos.

Vacuum Tube Acid WIth The Metasonix D-1000 Drum Machine

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This video, via HOX808, is equal part synth porn and synth jam. It features Metasonix D 1000 vacuum tube drum machine and a smorgasborg of analog synth goodness.

Novation Launchpad vs Sherman Filterbank Jam

This video captures a little Novation LaunchPpad vs Sherman Filterbank action.

via Gattobus:

Yet another experiment using Sherman Filterbank and Novation Launchpad, this time running monome app Press Café.

No external signal was processed: the 2 internal filters are self oscillating and they’re singing by themselves!

I’m only triggering the envelopes via MIDI: the 2nd and 4th columns of buttons of the Launchpad trigger the amp Attack/Release, while the 1st and 2nd columns trigger the filter ADSR at different velocities, producing percussion sounds.

Tenori On vs Sherman Filterbank Synth Jam

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Ethnic digital drum machine w/ Sherman Filterbank & TENORI-ON (by Franck Smith)

Using traditional percussion samples on TENORI-ON w/ Sherman Filterbank 2, Moog Analog Delay + digital manipulations via Korg Kaoss Pad KP3.

Features: filtering, micro-pulses, timbric percussion patterns, ethnic digital drum machine. Continue reading