UVI Vintage Vault ‘The Ultimate Vintage Synth Collection’

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UVI has introduced Vintage Vault, a bundle that they say puts ‘the history of synthesis at your fingertips’.

Vintage Vault bundles UVI’s entire line of vintage series instruments, including 36 virtual instruments, with over 5,000 custom presets. The bundle is priced at a savings of 80%, compared with buying the individual instruments.

Includes: Beat Box Anthology, Darklight IIx, Digital Synsations, Emulation II, Emulation One, Mello, String Machines, The Beast, UltraMini, UVX-3P, UVX-10P, Vector Pro, Vintage Legends and WaveRunner.

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Classic Fairlight Sounds Come To Nord Keyboards

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Nord has announced a major addition to the Nord Sample Library, the sounds of the legendary Fairlight digital sampler.

The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80’s. Continue reading

New Vako Orchestron Discs – Solo Trumpet & Solo Trombone

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Optigan.com has released a pair of new sound library discs for the Vako Orchestron, Solo Trumpet and Solo Trombone.

Solo Trumpet is a new sound for the Orchestron. This is an actual acoustic trumpet sound, taken from the original Optigan/Orchestron master tapes, but never actually heard on any Optigan or Orchestron disc, until now.

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Analog Drum ‘n’ Bass On Vintage Gear

Analog Drum ‘n’ Bass meets blurry cam synth porn in this video from K X.

Details on the video:

This is my imagining of what circa ’98 era minimal tech step drum ‘n bass may have sounded like had it been invented before modern samplers and digital synths / fx.

All the sound is being generated live, coming straight from the main mixer in the middle, with no multitracking. Sequenced by 3 vintage hardware sequencers, the Yamaha QX-1, Roland MC-4 and Roland MC-8 locked together by tape-sync.

Gear used:

  • Sequencers : Roland MC-8, Roland MC-4, Yamaha QX-1
  • Modulars : Roland System 100 (Drums), Moog series 900 (pads), Roland System 700 (Basses), Arp 2500 system, Buchla 100 series.
  • Other Synths : Korg MS-20, Roland System 100 standalone synth.
  • FX : Roland Space Echo RE-501 (tape delay, chorus, spring reverb), Roland DC-30 (analog chorus-echo), Roland Dimension-D Analog Chorus.
  • Mixer : Tascam M308b