Demonstrating the Pingable Envelope Generator, the newest Eurorack module from 4ms. The PEG is a dual envelope module, with the unique feature of always synchronizing the envelope lengths to a clock or a division/multiple of the clock. The envelope curve (lin/log/exp/etc) and skew (rise/fall ratio) can be altered without changing the overall envelope length. In this patch, the two envelope outputs of the PEG are modulating the FM (pitch) and the Morph Z of an E350 Morphing Terrarium. More specifications, videos, and how to buy at http://www.4mspedals.com/
Thanks to Sonic State who posted a new video of the Schmidt Polysynth Analog Synthesizer that was on show at the Musikmesse 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. Yea, this is yet another video demo from the show floor. We don't mind gushing over this beast. This video demo however is in English so we get much better taste what this synthesizer is all about. Revealed is the awesome 8 voice analog synth has 157 knobs and turners that was 6 years in the making. Hear and see this amazing keyboard.
Musikmesse 2011 - This PR came in from Yamaha's Production Guide via Easy Sound's Musicmesse Edition. Yamaha introduces the i-MX1 MIDI interface for the iPad. the i-MX1 is a small black device the i-MX1 carries the needed electronics and two connectors for the included adapter cables which allow for the MIDI input and output. the unit is compatible with the the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The i-MX1 is compliant with Core MIDI and is ready to go out of the box. More infomation is at http://www.easysounds.eu/Mus...
Musikmesse 2011 - Over at John Bowen Synth Design there is lots to celebrate with the first production run of the Solaris readying for shipping. You can still pre-order if you've been planning on getting one. There are a handful of units left available for pre-ordering that will ship by the end of June 2011. Below is a three part video explaining the Solaris screen updates added last Summer. Head over to the Solaris site and read John Bowen's thoughts about Musikmesse and all the good will and cheer he received for his endeavor at bringing out a really cool instrument. Go to http://www.johnbowen.com/new...
Musikmesse 2011 - Add warm, vintage tone to any mic or instrument, a pair of mics, instruments with the MicTube Solo and Duo preamplifiers. Ideal for any recording or live setup, the MicTube Solo and Mic Tube Duo feature an easy-to-use control layout and one of the most classic sounding, lowest-noise vacuum tubes: the legendary 12AX7. Aside from the tube, the preamps feature a minimized circuit path, so it preserves the essence of the signal coming from the microphone faithfully.
There are few keyboards as well known as the Rhodes. The signature electric piano is back with all the great sounds of the classics and now with extensive MIDI control that includes a polyphonic after touch and a patented highly accurate sensing technology to capture every nuance played. Hear how good the Rhodes still sounds in this video from Musikmesse 2011.
Here is a live demo from Musikmesse 2011 of the new Reactable Live! This new version brings all the possibilities of the original Reactable and makes it portable and easy to setup. The Live! version of the instrument allows you to touch and see the music while performing. The different sound generation and manipulation modules, which are real physical objects, permit infinite flexibility and control in musical expression. Exploring and using modern techniques of music production has never been easier or more exciting.
Analog systems were on hand at Musikmesse 2011 showing off a fairly large analogue modular synthesizer. Watch this live demo of the modular playing some nice sequencers and arps on the show floor.
The Haken Continuum is simply amazing. Check out this video from Musikmesse 2011 with a really nice demonstration of the controller with analog and MIDI control as well as some lovely playing that shows how dynamic and fluid the Continuum really is.
Clavia Nord got everyone all pumped up for new gear this year. While it wasn't what some synth geeks had hoped for. Clavia have done something quite amazing fitting a hammer action keyboard into highly portable format. Check out this video from Clavia Nord's Musikmesse 2011 booth with a live jam featuring the Nord Electro 3 HP and Stage 2 keyboards together.
Here is even more analogue modular goodness by way of accordoTV who have put up a new video with looks at Moon Modular synthesizer gear on display at their Musikmesse 2011 booth. Watch this video of the 568 Quad Sequential Trigger Source, 563 Trigger Sequencer, 568A QSTS Assistant, 568P QSTS Programmer and other tasty devices cycling away in the rack .
Here is more analogue modular goodness by way of accordoTV who have put up two videos with looks at a mountain of synthesizer gear on show at the Musikmesse 2011 Club Of The Knobs booth. Watch this video with a breath-taking amount gear.
André Dupke of Musik Produvtiv reports from Musikmesse 2011 on the Hamburg Audio Nuklear Synthesizer. This synth is said to make use of pulsar-based nuclear synthesis. The software synthesizer is said to be the first virtual instrument based on advanced granular pulse train synthesis. Based on extensive research, Nuklear was made to an intuitive and easy to use instrument with a lot of control over high quality sounds. Watch the video interview in German, that gives us a quick overview of the new synth from Hamgrg Audio.
Musikmesse ended last week, but we're still digging up the hot news and previews from the show. Here's a couple of videos showcasing the Synthlab SL1 analog device from Mode Machines. The two video demos are both in German language, but you can still catch a nice demo that will give you taste of what the SL1 sounds like.
Thanks to Sonic State, Here is yet more news from Musikmesse on Kenton, the CV interface wizards from the UK. They were showing some news items including a Eurorack module version of the ProSolo MIDI to CV controller that will sell for £195 / $320 USD. Also on display was a MIDI to USB device that add MIDI ports to any class compliant USB MIDI device without the needs of a host computer in the middle. The unit is said to be priced around £85 / $140 USD.
Thanks to Moogulator and others on YouTube we have our first videos that give us more looks and sounds of the massive Schmidt Analog Synthesizer that was on display at the Musikmesse 2011 this week.
The synth news continues to roll in from Musikmesse 2011, Synth Me is here for you every step of the way. Just in are a few videos by way of the good synth geeks at sequencer.de. Watch some video previews of various analogue synthesizers on show including: Analog Schneider, Airbourne AVS04 and the Sonor Surround ambient recording videos.
The Nord Electro 3 has redefined the standard with its combination of authentic vintage sounds and portability, all wrapped in an elegant interface designed with live musicians in mind. We are now expanding the family with the Nord Electro 3 HP.
Here is another Roland Jupiter-80 demontration. This one's come to us courtesy of MusicRadar who were able to talk with Stephan who was one of the engineers that worked on the new Jupiter-80. Get a first hand preview of Roland's reduxed synthesizer in the video below.
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