Analog + Digital Compared: OP-X PRO-II vs. The Oberheim OB-X

YouTube Preview Image

Here’s an analog vs virtual analog comparison, via virtualoberheim, of the SonicProjects OP-X PRO-II virtual Oberheim VSTi software synth for Windows and a vintage Oberheim OB-X Rev.2.

The lower manual in the video is an USB MDI master keyboard (an Emu Xboard 61) which drives OP-X PRO-II hosted in Steinberg Cubase 5. No effects or any other treatments were involved, both OB-X and OP-X PRO-II were recorded directly to disk, OB-X over the line inputs of an RME HDSP 9632.

The video switches quickly back and forth between the two sources, making it easy to listen for differences.

Check it out and let us know what you think! Can you hear differences between the vintage Oberheim and its virtual recreation?

Continue reading

Live Vocal Processing With Ableton Live

YouTube Preview Image

Performer and Dubspot Instructor Dan Freeman offers his tips and tricks for processing live vocals with Ableton Live.

This video is aimed at folks who want to take advantage of Ableton Live’s effects and use them for live vocal performance. This is also for producers who what to know how to route vocals into Live and work with the vocoder effect.

via DubSpot

Use Your Guitar As A String Synthesizer

YouTube Preview Image

The latest episode of Bill Ruppert’s Electro-Harmonix Effectology series looks at how to turn you guitar into a string synth and tin whistle using effects pedals.

While this is a little bit off topic, it’s always impressive to see how Ruppert uses his guitar and effects as a sort of modular synthesizer.

See the EHX site for pedal settings.

VSP-330 Voice Synth Plus (Sneak Preview)

YouTube Preview Image

Here’s another sneak preview of the upcoming VSP-330 Voice Synth Plus – a software recreation of the classic Roland VP-330, used prominently by Vangelis in the 80′s .

Pricing and availability are to be announced.  Continue reading

IRCAM Tools Sound Design

YouTube Preview Image

Flux has released the first few videos in a planned series, looking at sound design with IRCAM Tools, its collection based on IRCAM’s “over twenty years of fundamental research within the realms of music related digital signal processing.”

Parts 2 & 3 below. See the Flux YouTube channel for more! Continue reading