new vco design
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new vco design

I found a mistake in the half wave rectifier. it was all wrong. I fixed it and added more outputs with trimmers to make it a nice full featured VCO.


http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic...040#442040

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  BAE shows off 500-series 73EQL and three-slot R53 rack
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BAE shows off 500-series 73EQL and three-slot R53 rack

BAE is calling the 73EQL "the best sounding 500 series EQ on the market".

The post BAE shows off 500-series 73EQL and three-slot R53 rack appeared first on MusicTech.




https://www.musictech.net/news/bae-shows...-r53-rack/

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  Terry Audio CEQ is a super EQ
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Terry Audio CEQ is a super EQ

Hand-built and designed for mixing and mastering.

The post Terry Audio CEQ is a super EQ appeared first on MusicTech.




https://www.musictech.net/news/gear/terry-audio-ceq/

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  Sonarworks Reference 4.4 adds features for faster mixing
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Sonarworks Reference 4.4 adds features for faster mixing

Switch between almost 300 headphone profiles

The post Sonarworks Reference 4.4 adds features for faster mixing appeared first on MusicTech.




https://www.musictech.net/news/sonarwork...rence-4-4/

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  Audeze reveals LCD-1, its affordable open-back headphone.
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Audeze reveals LCD-1, its affordable open-back headphone.

The planar magnetic headphones are the entry-level product to the LCD range

The post Audeze reveals LCD-1, its affordable open-back headphone. appeared first on MusicTech.




https://www.musictech.net/news/audeze-lcd1-aes/

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  Cakewalk’s new features explained
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Cakewalk’s new features explained

BandLab’s Cakewalk sees improvements in workflow and stability.

The post Cakewalk’s new features explained appeared first on MusicTech.




https://www.musictech.net/news/cakewalk-update-aes/

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  AES 2019: Best hardware of the show
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AES 2019: Best hardware of the show

Six of the best microphones, controllers, desks and more from AES 2019.

The post AES 2019: Best hardware of the show appeared first on MusicTech.




https://www.musictech.net/news/gear/best...-aes-2019/

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  AES 2019: Best software of the show
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AES 2019: Best software of the show

Six of the best plug-ins, DAWs and other bytes of software from AES 2019.

The post AES 2019: Best software of the show appeared first on MusicTech.




https://www.musictech.net/news/gear/best...-aes-2019/

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  Acid Electro w/ System 8, SH-01A, TB-03, and a TR-8S
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Acid Electro w/ System 8, SH-01A, TB-03, and a TR-8S

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  What a time to be alive. 303 and 808.
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What a time to be alive. 303 and 808.

What a time to be alive. 303 and 808. submitted by /u/CapellaPolaris
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  Article: Making Microtonal Music is Easier Than You’d Think
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Article: Making Microtonal Music is Easier Than You’d Think

I wrote this one last year:

https://producelikeapro.com/blog/getting...nal-music/

(EDIT: someone said that site won't load on mobile, but there's a mirror of the article on my website, it will load on mobile for sure: https://biptunia.com/?p=5151 )

The article has a lot of microtonal solutions...software, hardware (including microtonal guitars). Also includes several free xen VSTs that have better presets than mine. lol.

Mostly Windoze stuff, but a few solutions for Mac and Linux.

If you have any questions about making microtonal music after reading the article, let me know please. I'm up for chatting on here.

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  Super compact polyphonic analog or VA modules?
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Super compact polyphonic analog or VA modules?

The Deepmind12D is very much what I am after but it is kind of huge for a module and I was hoping to rest it on top of my Nord Electro (and control it from the Nord) so I don't need to haul extra stands for live shows. Having trouble finding a good option here. Love the looks and sounds of the new JU-06a but the lack of external mod wheel or velocity control are the nail in the coffin, never mind the 4 voice limit. The Micromonsta sounds pretty meh to me. The Blofeld looks like a terribly uninspiring interface to use. Minilogue XD is too few voices for the price. The Reface CS is out because I need presets that aren't dependent on an iOS app.

Am I missing something? What would you choose if you were getting a synth that could fit on top of a Nord Electro? (about 6" by 12.5" of room, could hang a bit off the Nord if I fix it there with velcro)

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  Looking to throw an X factor into my production
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Looking to throw an X factor into my production

I’ve been using FL Studio for years and I still want to stay keep the computer as my main hub, but I’m beginning to explore the idea of throwing in some sort of physical synth or...something...to throw a bit of an X factor into my production. Just something to freshen shit up, break out of old habits you know? My only equipment is a midi and a Maschine Mikro (I’ve left this like 80% unexplored because I can’t stand the menu diving and interface),

I’ve considered simply adding a mic and recording some foley...might still do this but I’m just curious if you guys have any suggestions about a relatively inexpensive synth or tool that might fit this function. I also don’t want something with a super niche purpose (eg pocket operator, from what I have read)

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  This is my new live set! Let me know if you liked it!
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This is my new live set! Let me know if you liked it!

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  Synthesizer shopping in Tokyo
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Synthesizer shopping in Tokyo

I'll be in Tokyo for a week next month and will be on the hunt for vintage gear while I'm there. Specifically looking for modular parts and drum machines; are there any shops I should know about for my travels?

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  Deal: Get Zynaptiq Intensity at over 50% off
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Deal: Get Zynaptiq Intensity at over 50% off

Zynaptiq Intensityhttps://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...00x166.jpg 300w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...68x424.jpg 768w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...24x565.jpg 1024w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...60x199.jpg 360w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...10x281.jpg 510w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...70x425.jpg 770w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-95x53.jpg 95w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-24x13.jpg 24w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-36x20.jpg 36w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-48x26.jpg 48w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...ity-01.jpg 1540w" sizes="(max-width: 128px) 100vw, 128px" />Are your mixes and masters lacking that certain something? Zynaptiq Intensity is an AI-based sonic enhancer plug-in unlike any other. And it's on sale for less than half the price for a limited time!

The post Deal: Get Zynaptiq Intensity at over 50% off appeared first on gearnews.com.




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  Roswell Pro Audio Mini K87: compact, neutral-voiced condenser mic at a sane price
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Roswell Pro Audio Mini K87: compact, neutral-voiced condenser mic at a sane price

https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...00x166.jpg 300w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...68x424.jpg 768w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...24x565.jpg 1024w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...60x199.jpg 360w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...10x281.jpg 510w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...70x425.jpg 770w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-95x53.jpg 95w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-24x13.jpg 24w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-36x20.jpg 36w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-48x26.jpg 48w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...ni-k87.jpg 1540w" sizes="(max-width: 128px) 100vw, 128px" />Roswell is back with a new mic of botique quality at affordable price - the Mini K87. Whereas the Mini K47's goal was capturing a particular vintage voicing, this one goes after transparency.

The post Roswell Pro Audio Mini K87: compact, neutral-voiced condenser mic at a sane price appeared first on gearnews.com.




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  Gibson Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T: It’s here at last!
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Gibson Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T: It’s here at last!

Gibson Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350Thttps://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...00x166.jpg 300w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...68x424.jpg 768w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...60x199.jpg 360w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...10x281.jpg 510w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-95x53.jpg 95w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-24x13.jpg 24w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-36x20.jpg 36w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-48x26.jpg 48w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...S-350T.jpg 770w" sizes="(max-width: 128px) 100vw, 128px" />The new Gibson Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T is getting released on 18 October, Chuck's birthday. This faithful recreation of his favourite guitar will certainly ring a few bells!

The post Gibson Chuck Berry 1955 ES-350T: It’s here at last! appeared first on gearnews.com.




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  Victory The Copper VC35: A new amplifier head with a very British flavour
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Victory The Copper VC35: A new amplifier head with a very British flavour

Victory The Copper VC35https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...00x166.jpg 300w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...68x424.jpg 768w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...24x565.jpg 1024w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...60x199.jpg 360w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...10x281.jpg 510w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...70x425.jpg 770w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-95x53.jpg 95w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-24x13.jpg 24w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-36x20.jpg 36w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-48x26.jpg 48w" sizes="(max-width: 128px) 100vw, 128px" />The latest in the Victory's Compact series, this 35W lunchbox has a very familiar Vox-like tone that should give you bags of tones from its simple layout.

The post Victory The Copper VC35: A new amplifier head with a very British flavour appeared first on gearnews.com.




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  The PRS SE One is back! But only in Europe for a limited time…
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The PRS SE One is back! But only in Europe for a limited time…

PRS SE One limited run in Europehttps://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...00x166.jpg 300w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...68x424.jpg 768w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...60x199.jpg 360w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...10x281.jpg 510w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-95x53.jpg 95w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-24x13.jpg 24w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-36x20.jpg 36w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-48x26.jpg 48w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...Europe.jpg 770w" sizes="(max-width: 128px) 100vw, 128px" />A star of the PRS back catalogue, the PRS SE One is a classic single-cut design loaded with a lone P90 in the bridge position - now it's back as a limited edition for Europe. Pure P90 bliss!

The post The PRS SE One is back! But only in Europe for a limited time… appeared first on gearnews.com.




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  Babylon Synthesizer – One Page Wonder virtual synthesizer
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Babylon Synthesizer – One Page Wonder virtual synthesizer

W.A. Productions Babylonhttps://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...00x166.jpg 300w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...68x424.jpg 768w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...60x199.jpg 360w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...10x281.jpg 510w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-95x53.jpg 95w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-24x13.jpg 24w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-36x20.jpg 36w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...-48x26.jpg 48w, https://www.gearnews.com/wp-content/uplo...abylon.jpg 770w" sizes="(max-width: 128px) 100vw, 128px" />Babylon packs all its parameters into a single page for people who like to see every knob at all times. The 257 waveforms and 2300 presets will keep you so busy you probably won't need to edit them.

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  SynthFest UK — Expert Sleepers ES-9
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SynthFest UK — Expert Sleepers ES-9

The new ES-9 DC-coupled audio interface has everything you need to drive your DAW and plug-ins from your CV modular, and vice versa!



https://www.soundonsound.com/news/synthf...epers-es-9

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  SynthFest UK — DPW Designs
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SynthFest UK — DPW Designs

SOS News Editor Matt Bell chats to DPW's Dan Wahlbeck at SynthFest UK in Sheffield about his latest unconventional Eurorack processing modules.



https://www.soundonsound.com/news/synthf...pw-designs

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  Synth Fest UK — Nathan Ramsden's DIY modular synth
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Synth Fest UK — Nathan Ramsden's DIY modular synth

DIY synth builder Nathan Ramsden explains his plans for his dual-cabinet, hand-built modular synth to SOS Features Editor Sam Inglis.



https://www.soundonsound.com/news/synth-...ular-synth

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  SynthFest UK — Fonik stands go modular!
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SynthFest UK — Fonik stands go modular!

Mark Smith, of custom studio stand manufacturers Fonik, explains their new modular desk and some of its options.



https://www.soundonsound.com/news/synthf...go-modular

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  SynthFest UK — PreSonus Eris XT monitors
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SynthFest UK — PreSonus Eris XT monitors

The larger of PreSonus's new upgraded Eris nearfield monitors, the ErisE8XT.

PreSonus recently announced an upgrade to their Eris nearfield monitors. Lee Boylan showed Paul White the larger of the two new models.



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  SynthFest UK — PreSonus demonstrate DC-coupled interfaces
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SynthFest UK — PreSonus demonstrate DC-coupled interfaces

Lee Boylan from PreSonus showed SOS's Paul White how PreSonus interfaces can form the crucial bridge between a CV-based modular synth system and a computer-based DAW.

Recent PreSonus interfaces can interface between a CV-based modular system and a DAW. Lee from PreSonus shows SOS's Paul White how.



https://www.soundonsound.com/news/synthf...interfaces

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  SynthFest UK — KMA Logan
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SynthFest UK — KMA Logan

KMA's Logan — fully-featured overdrive in pedal format for use with guitars or keyboards.

SOS's Paul White gets a demo of the Logan overdrive pedal from German company KMA at SynthFest UK 2019.



https://www.soundonsound.com/news/synthf...-kma-logan

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  Lee “Scratch” Perry + Brian Eno – ‘Here Come The Warm Dreads’
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Lee “Scratch” Perry + Brian Eno – ‘Here Come The Warm Dreads’

Dub pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry, above, has released a new collaboration with producer and synthesist Brian Eno.… Read More Lee “Scratch” Perry + Brian Eno – ‘Here Come The Warm Dreads’


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  Propellerhead Reason iPad Controller Update For Version 11
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Propellerhead Reason iPad Controller Update For Version 11

The update adds support for Reason 11 and more.… Read More Propellerhead Reason iPad Controller Update For Version 11


http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2019/1...ersion-11/

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  Suzanne Ciani Next Master In Residence Canada’s National Music Centre
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Suzanne Ciani Next Master In Residence Canada’s National Music Centre

Synth legend Suzanne Ciani to mentor emerging electronic producers as next Master in Residence at Studio Bell
Five artists from across Canada to be mentored by electronic music pioneer… Read More Suzanne Ciani Next Master In Residence Canada’s National Music Centre


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  Korg Prologue, Minilogue XD & NTS-1 Get Dual-LFO User Oscillator
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Korg Prologue, Minilogue XD & NTS-1 Get Dual-LFO User Oscillator

Hammondeggsmusic has released a new User Oscillator for the Korg Prologue, Minilogue XD and NTS-1, Duet, that offers dual LFOs and dual oscillators.… Read More Korg Prologue, Minilogue XD & NTS-1 Get Dual-LFO User Oscillator


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  Radikal Technologies Updates Delta CEP A Eurorack Synthesizer
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Radikal Technologies Updates Delta CEP A Eurorack Synthesizer

The update adds a new reverb, MIDI patch control, syncable LFO and more.… Read More Radikal Technologies Updates Delta CEP A Eurorack Synthesizer


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  Artinoise Intros MIDI Augmented ‘re.corder’ Wind Instrument
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Artinoise Intros MIDI Augmented ‘re.corder’ Wind Instrument

The instrument can be played with a variety of sounds - including strings, brass, piano and more - or be used as a wireless BLE MIDI controller. … Read More Artinoise Intros MIDI Augmented ‘re.corder’ Wind Instrument


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  Dreadbox NYX 2 Synthesizer Review
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Dreadbox NYX 2 Synthesizer Review

The Nyx v2 is an all-in-one design, offering dual oscillators, flexible dual filter, 3 loopable envelopes, reverb and 30 patch points.… Read More Dreadbox NYX 2 Synthesizer Review


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  The Waldorf Kyra VA Synthesizer Now Available
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The Waldorf Kyra VA Synthesizer Now Available

The Waldorf Kyra VA Synthesizer Now Available
erson" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Naomi Bolton
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  Rocket Synthesizer
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Rocket Synthesizer

Rocket Synthesizer

Specifications
Oscillators -
1 (up to 8) digital oscillators
Waveforms -
Saw (with sync) and Pulse (with PWM)
Filters -
12dB multimode filter
LFO -
1 LFO with triangle, sawtooth, and square
Envelopes -
2 envelopes
Controls -
MIDI In/Out
Arpeggiator -
Arpeggiator with up, alternate, and random
erson" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Naomi Bolton
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:31

Waldorf surprised everyone in 2013 when they released the Rocket synthesizer seemingly out of the blue. It is a compact mono synth with an affordable price tag that was designed for analog enthusiasts on a tight budget.

The Rocket features a portable design with a height of 2.6" and a width of 7.3". It also only weighs about 2 lbs, so nobody is going to injure themselves carrying this synth around. It sports an attractive black case with green and white lettering, which gives it a very stylish look. However, the design doesn't just look good, but it is also very functional, and everything is laid out clear manner. To keep the price down, the chassis of the Rocket is almost entirely plastic, but metal was used for the top and back to keep it sturdy.

The Rocket Synthesizer boasts nine knobs and eight switches, along with a "launch" button. The launch button is used for triggering sound without having to use an external keyboard as well as to visualize MIDI activity. This synth is divided into four sections, consist of LFO/ARP, OSC, VCF, and ENV. One peculiar aspect of this synth is the dedicated headphone volume knob, which is in place of a main volume control. It features a USB connection for MIDI in and out while also drawing power. However, it doesn't require a computer to function, and you can make use of a universal adaptor to power it via USB instead. In addition, Waldorf released a Rocket Control iOS app for programming and storing patches without the need for a PC. The traditional five-pin MIDI for IN and OUT connections are also available, although the Rocket lacks MIDI Thru. On the rear panel, you'll also find VCF IN, audio line output, and a minijack for headphones output. Finally, there is a MIDI Channel Selection button on the back, but no on/off switch.

Overall, the Rocket was a very enticing synthesizer for anyone in search of an aggressive monosynth at an affordable price. It is very intuitive to control, and the built-in arpeggiator is obviously a big plus. The Rocket can provide great percussion, leads, and bass, so don't be fooled by the seemingly limited amount of controls that it has. Although it's not perfect, the priority for a headset volume control is very puzzling, the Rocket accomplishes what it sets out to do quite admirably.


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  RK-100S
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RK-100S

RK-100S

Specifications
Polyphony -
Maximum 8 voices (Maximum 4 voices when the vocoder is selected)
Multitimbral -
Maximum 2 (when using Layer, Split, or Multi)
Oscillators -
2
Waveforms -
Saw, Pulse, Triangle, Sine, Formant, Noise, PCM/DWGS, Audio In
VCF -
Filter 1: -24 dB/oct LPF ~ -12 dB/oct LPF ~ HPF ~ BPF ~ Thru Filter 2: LPF, HPF, BPF F
LFO -
WAVEFORM, CROSS, UNISON, VPM
Controls -
MIDI Out, USB
Arpeggiator -
UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger (6 types), Step Arpeggiator function
Effects -
17 effect algorithm Master effects
Keyboard -
37-keys (Slimkey, velocity sensitive, no after touch)
erson" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Naomi Bolton
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:07

Back in the early 1980s, Korg unveiled their KR-100 keytar to set keyboardists free from their static rigs, so that they could frolic around on stage like guitarists. It meant that musicians could finally strike the same poses as guitar players without having to trade in their synthesizer for a real guitar. The original RK-100 was first released in 1984, but three decades later, Korg decided to resurrect the legend in the form of the RK-100S.

With the RK-100S, Korg has stuck to the essence of the original hardware but obviously opted for a more sleek design. The original RK-100 wasn't exactly compact, despite lofty claims by Korg, so the new lightweight design is much easier to wield. The fact that the main body is made from wood makes it a little heavier than the competition, but it also feels a lot sturdier compared to other all-plastic keytars.

It features a 37 note slim-key keyboard that has velocity-sensitive keys, but unfortunately no aftertouch. The RK-100S also has two ribbon controllers that can be found on the neck and below the keyboard. The right side of the keyboard is dedicated to eight illuminated buttons that can be used to access your favorite patches, while an up-down lever can be used in conjunction with the LED display to change programs. More illuminated buttons can be found on the left side of the keyboard, while the neck features buttons for shifting octaves as well as buttons to assign pitch or filter control to the long ribbon. Finally, the audio output and volume dial can be found on the front panel while the connections are located on the right side.

Whereas the original RK100 required an external sound module, the RK100S has 17 high-quality master FX as well as 200 user-writeable sounds. It also comes with an editor for PC or MAC that can be used for any deep editing. In terms of audio, the RK100s will sound familiar to MicroKorg XL owners as it uses the same sound engine. The upside of this is that you can easily share patches between the two.

Overall, the RK100s is pretty much a modified MicroKorg XL that has been converted into a keytar, but the result is an instrument that looks and sounds great. It's not cheap and you'll need to use the software editor to get the most out of all its parameters, but it does a lot of things right for a keytar.


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  TR-88
Posted by: SynthWizard - 11 hours ago - Forum: World Wide Gear News - No Replies

TR-88

TR-88

Specifications
Polyphony -
62 Voices
Multitimbral -
16 parts
Waveforms -
ROM
VCF -
12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
LFO -
2 LFO with Sample & Hold, Saw Up, and Sine
Controls -
MIDI IN, OUT, THRU, USB
Arpeggiator -
Dual polyphonic arpeggiator with 5 preset patterns
Patterns -
150 preset patterns, 100 user patterns (for each song)
Songs -
200 Songs
Effects -
89 effect types (available for insert effects or master effects)
Keyboard -
88 keys with weighted, hammer action
erson" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Naomi Bolton
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:56

Korg released the TR-88 in 2006 as part of the range that superseded their LE series. It is a traditional looking keyboard workstation that weighs about 21kg, which isn't bad for a weighted keyboard. It follows the LE tradition of keeping performance controls to a minimum, so all you have is two programmable switches along with four assignable knobs and the four-way joystick. In addition, the TR-88 has a 240x64 pixel LCD screen that features adjustable contrast for improved viewing. The TR-88 has Korg's real weighted hammer action 2 keyboard, which was designed to simulate what it is like to play a grand piano. What this means is that when moving towards the higher notes on the keyboard, the key resistance becomes progressively lighter.

Taking a look at the rear panel reveals that the TR-88 has a USB connector that serves as a MIDI interface as well as an SD card slot that can handle cards up to 1GB in size. In addition, there are the usual MIDI In, Out and Thru along with the external power connector, two individual outputs, stereo audio outputs and assignable pedal connectors. The headphone socket for this synth can be found at the front instead of the rear.

The TR-88 doubles the amount of wave memory found in the Triton LE. The 64MB of PCM memory is divided into the ROM area, which is where you'll find the original waves of the LE and EX, which holds extra samples. The TR-88 features 62 notes of polyphony, although this is halved if using stereo samples. It has dual arpeggiators along with a 16-track, 200,000 note sequencer. Along with editing tools provided, you can also record in real time or step time. 16 Preset and 16 user templates are available for songs or you can make use of the Auto Song Setup feature for quick recording. In addition, you have 150 preset drum patterns along with 100 user patterns at your disposal for building songs and specified regions of measures within each track can be looped using the Track Loop function. The USB connector makes it easy to connect to a computer, which means the TR-88 can be used with any DAW for recording.

The Korg TR-88 is not a bad workstation overall and it is quite reliable, but unfortunately it was also not a massive step up from the Triton LE.


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  Jupiter-80
Posted by: SynthWizard - 11 hours ago - Forum: World Wide Gear News - No Replies

Jupiter-80

Jupiter-80

Specifications
Polyphony -
256 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Multitimbral -
Internally: 10 / Playable from external sequencer: 4
Control -
MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB
Arpeggiator -
Preset: 128 styles / User: 128 styles
Effects -
8 multi-FX ( 4 Upper, 4 Lower), 3 reverbs (Upper, Lower, Solo/ Percussion), 2 compressor-EQ-delay chains (Solo and Percussion), global 4-band semiparametric EQ.
Keyboard -
76 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
erson" property="schema:name" datatype="" xml:lang="">Naomi Bolton
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:31

The Jupiter-8 was without a doubt one of the flagship synthesizers for Roland, at least during the early eighties. Roland followed it up with the workhouse Jupiter-6, but after that the Jupiter moniker was seemingly retired. That is until 2001, when Roland Corporation unveiled the Jupiter-80, a 256-voice polyphonic synth. To say that the Jupiter-80 was one of the most anticipated new synths of its day would be an understatement and it had a lot to live up to.

Roland released the Jupiter-80 with the intention of it being a live performance powerhouse, so it is bigger and bulkier than their Fantom G7 workstation. Roland also paid homage to the visual style of the Jupiter-8 with the colorful control panel of the Jupiter-80, it's panel graphics and even the aluminum end blocks. However, the Jupiter-80 is not just a modern remake of the classic. Instead of being analogue, the Jupiter-80 is a completely digital synthesizer that makes use of Roland's "Supernatural" sampling technology for its sounds. This means that it is able to deliver extremely realistic and dynamically smooth sounds. It also has a "Supernatural Synth," which is a virtual analogue modeled synth capable of delivering virtual analogue waves and more. In addition, the Jupiter-80 makes use of "Behavior Modeling Technology" to allow for more expressive playing.

This synth has a 76-note, synth-action keyboard that is semi-weighted that also has a pitch/mod wheel, D-Beam, four volume part sliders/switches and four assignable dials. Instead of including a huge number of hardware controls most of the action on the Jupiter-80 takes place on the 800 x 480 color LCD touch screen. The screen is easy to read and while it is not multitouch, it is very responsive to use. It can be tricky to operate the Jupiter-80 for people used to conventional patch and performance structures as it makes use of "Tone," "Live Set," and "Registration" which can be confusing until you wrap your head around how these function.

Overall the Jupiter-80 is a very robust performance synth that offers great acoustic sounds and a range of unique performance oriented features. However, it can take a while to fully understand the programming architecture and its price also put it out of reach of most users when it was first released. In addition, the Jupiter branding caused confusion among those who were expecting something similar to the original Jupiter analog synthesizers. Although discontinued, the Jupiter-80 did receive some interesting updates, such as free sound libraries containing all-new tones, live sets, and arpeggio patterns along with emulations of other classic synths.


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  Retro 176 vs Tube Tech CL1B
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Retro 176 vs Tube Tech CL1B

For those that have tried both...pros and cons? Which do you prefer and Why?

I had the chance to...


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  Piece broke off vintagesampler: any idea to fix it?
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Piece broke off vintagesampler: any idea to fix it?

Hi! I recently made a deal with someone on Reverb for an old EMU SP12 Turbo. Works great and the...


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  Any advice on mic/preamp choices?
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Any advice on mic/preamp choices?

I'm about to put some cash into my home studio, and I'm just curious if anyone has some feedback on...


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  At 4050 vs new nt1 (cardiod)
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At 4050 vs new nt1 (cardiod)

Which mic is the superior all rounder in cardiod? Is one better than vox than the other, or...


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  Plug a microphone into guitar effects without compromising my sound
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Plug a microphone into guitar effects without compromising my sound

Hello,
I wanted to introduce The Bodyplug, a nice device I've created for a fellow vocalist, he...


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  Uli's teasing us again....
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Uli's teasing us again....

So.... any guesses as to what it'll be?? An X-64 perhaps??? diddlydoodiddlydoo


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  Recommendation For Good Quality Office Chair
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Recommendation For Good Quality Office Chair

I work from home office and am looking for a recommendation of a good quality desk chair. I'm 6'2"...


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  London Event Focussed On Womxn In Tech - 9th November
Posted by: SynthWizard - 11 hours ago - Forum: World Wide Gear News - No Replies

London Event Focussed On Womxn In Tech - 9th November



At Spitfire HQ





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  Do You Have Golden Ears?
Posted by: SynthWizard - 11 hours ago - Forum: World Wide Gear News - No Replies

Do You Have Golden Ears?



Take Rode's interactive quiz to find out and maybe win a prize





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  New AKG Multimode USB Microphone
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New AKG Multimode USB Microphone



Lyra features 4K-compatible, Ultra HD-grade 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution





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  Classic 1973 Big Muff Is Back
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Classic 1973 Big Muff Is Back



EHX releases a re-creation of their V2 Ram's Head Big Muff stompbox





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  Drum Synth Features Four Billion Sounds
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Drum Synth Features Four Billion Sounds



Fractal Bits for iOS and Android uses fractal algorithms for sound creation





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  Steinberg Releases WaveLab 10
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Steinberg Releases WaveLab 10



New version of audio mastering software now supports video playback and other new features





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  Two New iConnectivity MIDI interfaces
Posted by: SynthWizard - 11 hours ago - Forum: World Wide Gear News - No Replies

Two New iConnectivity MIDI interfaces



mioXM & mioXL add enhanced network capability and onboard presets





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  Some incite into my live eurorack modular synth rig
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Some incite into my live eurorack modular synth rig

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