Reader Goat Monster let us know about an unofficial firmware upgrade for the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 that adds a lot of features, including greater resolution for sound parameters, faster envelope generators, new LFO function generator, advanced MIDI in control and more.
Here’s what the Prophet 600 firmware update offers: Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: Moog Music has shared a collection of detailed photos of some of Bob Moog’s prototypes and development boards. The prototypes are for some of his later designs, including the Minimoog Voyager, Etherwave Pro and Little Phatty. Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: This video, via AnalogAudio1, takes a look at the Hohner String Performer, a vintage string machine from 1977.
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Synth superfreak Marc Doty continues his in-depth look at the classic Roland Juno-6 synthesizer. Continue reading
Developer Tim Aviss let us know about his new subtractive software synthesizer, SubSonic.
- 3 Oscillators (Sine, Sawtooth, Triangle, Square, Noise) with detune
- Graphical ADSR Envelope
- Multiple filter selection: Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Band Reject, and Peaking.
- Fully customisable reverb module
- Delay Module for standard Echo delay effects.
- Stereo Chorus
- The Flanger module is versatile and powerful, combining overall sound of the 3 oscillators and using a sine wave to phase invert the sounds before adding feedback. This can give ‘unearthly sci-fi like textures’.
- The Warper: This module is an envelope modulator. Aviss notes that some ‘wacky timbres can’ be made using this.
Here an audio ‘demo reel’ of SubSonic in action: Continue reading
This video, via retrosound72, takes a look at the classic Roland Juno-60 analog synthesizer.
The Roland Juno-60 was originally released in 1982 and, even 30 years later, its massive analog sound has little competition. Continue reading