Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s Kick.S‘s X694 ‘Goa Forest’ – a live trance synth jam.
Technical details below. Continue reading
Alpha Plus is a free ‘advanced trance synthesizer’ for Windows.
It’s a three-oscillator subtractive/FM synth with built-in delay and reverb.
Details and audio demos for Alpha Plus below. If you’ve used Alpha Plus, let us know what you think of it! Continue reading
The basic concept behind it is that most “classic” dance music is so formulaic it should be easy for a computer to generate. Generating all patterns and sequences from a small set of rules the unit is able to deliver new and original tracks in realtime.
The original implementation ran autonomously but the tracks lacked the (often criticized as predictable) build up/down structure so critical in forming a flow. Rather than trying to implement such a complex concept in such a simple and elegant piece of code I decided this task should be performed by a human.
Here’s what it sounds like using a trance sound set:
This quick tutorial looks at how to get your trance on, hardware style, with a Roland Juno-60.
JayB has released a free sound library for the Roland V-Synth:
New trance and progressive sounds for Roland V-Synth / XT / GT, inspired by the Trance Around The World and A State Of Trance series.
The sound library is a free download at JayB’s site.
Can You Feel It is a celebration of the Ultra Music Festival Miami - one of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals:
It’s a film about a new generation seen through the eyes of the world’s greatest DJ’s. Tiesto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Afrojack, Fedde le Grand and Boys Noize will be the headlining superstars that will take you on an electrifying journey through Ultra Music Festival and the world of dance music. The film makes you feel like you are on the dance floor and in the DJ booth at the same time and has the pace and feel of a music video mixed with in-depth storylines on the artists, the event and especially the rise of dance music around the world.