Nth Synth (Sneak Preview)

This is a sneak preview of Nth Synth – a new boutique synthesizer, now under development. The project is a collaboration between Sineqube & Highly Liquid.

Details are still to be announced, but here are a few photos and multimedia demos!

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Here’s an audio demo:

Nth Synth demo details:

Recorded in one take. A touch of delay, compression, EQ. Generative percussion patch accompanying the Nth Synthesizer.

More audio demos are available at the nsynth blog.

The Macbeth X-Series Modular Synthesizer

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MacBeth Studio Systems has a new 3U series of synth modules on the way – the X-Series.

Here’s a sneak preview of these new modules, featuring black and white close up knob tweaking that borders on the fetishistic.

“This is first short intro vid for the new Macbeth X-Series Modules in 3U,” say Ken MacBeth. “You are basically listening to one oscillator triggering two dual EGs sweeping the the dual SV filter- so it’s one filter module that you are hearing!”

Specs and pricing are to come but the MacBeth site has info on the initial set of modules. The modules are expected to be available from Analogue Haven and Schneidersladen shortly.

Kebu Analog Remix Of Above & Beyond’s ‘You Got To Go’

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Sunday Synth Jam: Kebu’s video for his remix of Above & Beyond’s You Got To Go is part synth porn, part synth jam and part tutorial, with call outs throughout explaining how key pieces of gear are being used.

The analog synths and drum machines were triggered live by a MIDI sequencer and mixed together with the vocal using an analog mixer and hardware effects.

Equipment used: Korg Mono/Poly, Polysix, Poly-61; Roland Juno-60, Alpha Juno, TR-808 (w. MIDI); Moog Source; Oberheim Matrix 6R; Vermona DRM1 Mk III; Electro Harmonix Small Stone; Boss BD-2 (H2O mod), DD-3; Lexicon MPX500; DBX 290; Emagic AMT8; M-Audio Midisport 8×8/s; Alesis iO26; Cubase SL 1.06; Allen & Heath GS1; Yamaha S30 (as MIDI keyboard); Doepfer MCV1; Kenton Pro 2.

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How To Pack Your Suitcase, Electronic Musician Style

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This video, via bigcitymusic, demonstrates how to pack your suitcase, electronic musician style.

The video is a timelapse, showing the installation of a modular synth in a GorillaBox 12U Eurorack Briefcase style case.

They note that the Eurorack case is 104hp wide with 4 rows, yet is compact enough to be a carry on when flying commercial airlines. 

As long as you don’t mind getting a full body cavity search.

The GorillaBox case looks like it’s built like a tank. If anybody’s been brave enough to fly with one of these as carry-on luggage, though, let us know how it went.

808 State – Cubik (Free Music Download)

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Free Music Friday: 808 State has a freebie for you – the 21st anniversary remix of Cubik.

You can preview it above and download it from the index page of their site.

And, yes, they want your email address…….

Why are they celebrating the 21st anniversary? Did somebody forget the special day last year and end up in the doghouse or something?

Modular: The Documentary (Sneak Preview)

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This is the extended preview of Modular: The Documentary, a new film directed by Robert Fantinatto, original score by Solvent.

This promo features some of the East Coast participants, such as Morton Subotnick, Sean McBride (Martial Cantarel) and Jason Amm (Solvent). The film is still in production with a West Coast shooting block coming up, along with European locations.

It looks like this is going to be a must-see film for synthesists.

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