Today German synth-maker Waldorf announced that their latest analog synthesizer, the Pulse 2, is now available, spinning the long-awaited synth’s debut as “proof positive that good things can come to those that wait.”
We first told you about the Pulse 2 almost two years ago, at the 2012 NAMM Show. At that time, Waldorf was promoting the Pulse 2 as the reincarnation of its “legendary” ancestor, the Waldorf Pulse, that was a constant presence in the electronic music of the 1990s.
Waldorf Pulse 2 Features: Continue reading
SONiVOX has released the updated version of their percussion instrument, Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0, their ‘flagship drum instrument’.
New features in Big Bang Universal Drums 2.0 include an integrated patch browser, new content, 64-bit VST and AU support, 15 GB of drum sounds; 16 kits and over 400 patches. Continue reading
Moog Music has a new video out today on The Moog Ladder Filter, the patent for which Bob Moog is being inducted into the National Inventors’ Hall of Fame.
Rick Shaich, Moog Hardware Engineer, narrates the video and explains the Ladder Filter’s important distinction of being “voltage controllable… It’s really the heart of subtractive synthesis, which is ‘The Moog Sound.’”
It’s a great explanation of what a Ladder Filter is/does, and the role it has played in modern music.
Elektron stopped by sonicstate to give an up close look at the new Analog Four synthesizer.
From the original freak you out teaser video to the official announcement, the Elektron Analog Four has been generating buzz, based both on the company’s reputation and the new synths unique features. Continue reading
The Roland Alpha Juno line was released in 1985. While the Alpha Juno synths have a basic architecture, they still sound great, because of their combination of analog filter & ‘warm’ chorus effect.
This audio demo is all Alpha Juno, featuring multi-tracked Roland Alpha Juno 1 and MKS 50 (rack mount). The only effects used are delay, reverb and auto-pan.
Sunday Synth Jam: Kebu (Sebastian Teir) makes a return appearance, with his live performance of Jan Hammer’s Miami Vice track, Crockett’s Theme.
In the performance, Teir uses only analog synths and vintage sequencers. The video was recorded live at Dynamo, Turku, in May 2012.