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  2. Jack Hertz

    Oramics to Electronica

    The Oramics to Electronica exhibition explored the history of electronic music through the work of three British studios: Electronic Music Studios (EMS), the BBC Radiophonics Workshop and the private studio of Daphne Oram, a British pioneer who developed a technique that allowed her to draw sounds and which she called Oramics. The unique instrument she developed over the years, the Oramics Machine, was at the heart of the exhibition. The exhibition was co-created with a group of musicians and people who made electronic music in the 1960s. We also worked with students from the National Youth Theatre’s Acting Up 2 course and a group of women writers who provided their own interpretations of the life and work of Daphne Oram. Some films were produced that reflected on the themes of the exhibition and the work that went on behind the scenes: ORAMICS TO ELECTRONICA This film was produced by film makers Nick Street and Jen Fearnley. It follows the co-creation participants through various stages of the exhibition process, from the storerooms to the museum floor. ORAMICS: ATLANTIS ANEW This was produced by artist and writer Aura Satz and was inspired by the Oramics Machine. As well as sounds created by the Oramics Machine, the film features recordings of Daphne reading from chapter 1 and 2 of her book ‘An Individual Note on Sound Music and Electronics’ (1971). ORAMICS TO ELECTRONICA: REUNION FILM While working with early British pioneers of electronic music on the Oramics to Electronica exhibition many fascinating stories emerged. Not all these stories would make it into the exhibition but we couldn’t resist sharing them with a wider audience. So on 29 September 2012 we organised a public reunion for the early electronic music pioneers who helped us with this exhibition. Listen to their stories below: Part 2 of Oramics machine, 1959, used to create electronic synthesized music and developed by Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Science Museum Group Collection © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
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  4. FM Essential is an FM synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad with real-time synth performance and editing.Connect FM Essential to an MX BK/BU synthesizer and unlock a full set of 271 Voices. FM Essential is a free iOS synthesizer app featuring technology from the DX100, TX81Z and V50. It has 10 preset Voices, built-in effects, a step sequencer, drum patterns and more. Connect FM Essential to an MX BK/BU/WH to unlock new features and integration. The unlocked features are 261 more Voices and the ability to save Voices. MX BK/BU/WH integration allows direct FM Essential control and audio monitoring. FM GO! Visit a Yamaha dealer and get the full version FREE Download the free version of FM Essential, then take your iOS device to an authorized Yamaha dealer. Once in the store, connect to a Yamaha MX synthesizer to unlock the full version of FM Essential. Unlocking gives you 261 additional Voices plus the ability to save and load your own creations. Once downloaded, the app stays on your device fully enabled even when the MX is no longer connected! Featuring an FM tone generator, FM Essential is a synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad that provides for real-time synth performances and also lets you edit voices. Spec FM sound ・Tone Generator: FM ・Part: 1 ・Polyphony: 16 ・Preset Voice: 271 ・Arpeggiator patterns: 64 ・Chord pads: 20 ・Scales: 25 Drum Part Tone Generator: Audio Part: 1 Drum Pad: 16 Drum Pad Set: 3 Functions Plug into MX! You can play full 271 voices and voice store function if you connect your iOS with Yamaha music synthesizer MX BK/BU series. Effects/EQ edit - You can adjust parameters to edit effects and equalization. Ball controller - Touch and drag in ball controller to modulate the sound by simultaneously changing multiple parameters based on the ball position. Step sequencer -We can store the ball position in the currently selected scene box. - Arpeggiator and chord pads -You can play Arpeggiator and Chord pads in addition to keyboard with various scales.
  5. Jack Hertz

    Sound of Berlin Documentary

    Sound of Berlin is a documentary about the German capital’s electronic music scene. Through interviews with artists and promoters like Juan Atkins, Dr. Motte, Nela and Marc Houle, actress Carolina Thiele examines the history of Berlin’s vibrant nightlife to learn how the city’s evolving dance-music culture became world-famous. A journey through the capital of electronic music. Interviews w/ Juan Atkins, Dr. Motte, Dimitri Hegemann, Marc Houle, Monolink, Pan-Pot, Mathias Kaden, Nela, Alexander Krüger, Ekaterina, FreedomB
  6. Jack Hertz

    Yamaha MODX8 Synthesizer

    The Yamaha MODX8 is a 88-key synthesizer offering multiple synthesis methods and powerful controls for musicians and producers in homes, studios, and concert venues. Its 88 keys trigger sounds from AWM2 and FM-X sound engines, which bring the same sample-based and frequency modulation synthesis technology from Yamaha's premium MONTAGE line. 4-Part Seamless Sound Switching allows held notes to continue naturally when changing performance patches. Interactive controls include easily assignable sliders and knobs, pitch and modulation wheels, and the Super Knob—a large illuminated control that facilitates manipulation of multiple parameters simultaneously. Utilize the MODX8's Motion Sequences to rhythmically modify settings and tweak the rhythmic control data in real time. Thanks to Live Sets, you can structure your Performances without having to copy, reorder, or rename them. Connect to your computer via USB to send and receive multichannel audio and MIDI over a single cable. Additionally, the MODX8 provides traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O, two 1/4" line outputs, and a 1/4" headphone jack. Two 1/4" analog inputs enable versatile processing of external audio sources, which can also feed the source-selectable envelope follower. 1/4" inputs are also present for foot controllers and footswitches (available separately). The MODX8 is supplied with an AC adapter. SOUND Sound is the most important aspect of any instrument. The power of the MODX synthesis engine allows unlimited potential to create your own unique sound demanded by any artist. The MODX sound engine is based on the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine and a pure FM-X (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design. AWM2 Only found in Yamaha music synthesizers, the AWM2 engine offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 parts feature eight fully-programmable synthesizers with a filter (18 different types!,) amplitude, pitch and filter envelope generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling. FM-X FM-X is an amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge, EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MODX features an 8-operator FM architecture and 64-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options. 192-NOTE TOTAL POLYPHONY MODX features 128-note stereo AWM2 polyphony and 64-notes of FM-X polyphony. Due to the unique architecture of MODX and MONTAGE, this polyphony is always available without latency or compromising other features. SSS (Seamless Sound Switching) Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) lets you change performances seamlessly without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances where you end one song and start another without stopping. * This function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 4 parts. INTEGRATED FLASH MODX includes 1 GB of non-volatile user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahamusicsoft.com. EFFECTS From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, MODX is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher to get EDM sound. The Spiralizer effect creates the auditory illusion of a tone continually rising or falling in pitch without getting higher or lower. You can even add a compressor with sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space. A/D INPUT Coupled with two A/D inputs, MODX is a perfect centerpiece for any professional recording studio or live computer rig. SIDECHAIN Automatically control the dynamic behavior of one part from another. Sidechain is very popular in modern dance music where a pad or other sustain part is “keyed” to the kick drum. When the kick drum plays, it ducks down the sustained part creating a “pumping” rhythmic effect. MULTI-CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE As expected for modern computer-based music production, MODX features a professional 4-in/10-out, multi-channel USB audio interface. A single-cable connection replaces the need for an external audio interface. iOS compatible. CONTROL Every artist wants to sound unique. Take control and stand out from the crowd. Bring the sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with Motion Control. SUPER KNOB The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control nearly anything from mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends to detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and Operators. That’ s 128 parameters…SIMULTANEOUSLY! The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands. MOTION SEQUENCES Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible new ways of creating sound. Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression. ENVELOPE FOLLOWER The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythm or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a “talking” synthesizer. The audio can even be a “live” source through the A/D input. AUDIO BEAT SYNC ABS (Audio Beat Sync) detects the beat of and external device like an electronic drum kit, drum machine or audio player plugged into the A/D input and synchronizes the MODX Arpeggiator, Motion Sequencer or Songs to the tempo of the external input. The MODX synthesizer “listens” to live music and plays in time. CUBASE AI BUNDLE MODX is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application that offers integrated recording and editing. Cubase AI MOBILITY Designed for musicians on the go, MODX is compact, lightweight and mobile. LIGHTWEIGHT The MODX6 weighs in at 14.6 lbs, the MODX7 at 16.3 lbs and the 88-note weighted Graded Hammer Action MODX8 comes in at a svelte 30.4 lbs. SOFT CASE The premium soft case for MODX is protective, lightweight and stylish. Not just a mere “gig bag”, the MODX soft case is manufactured with top-notch nylon, high quality zippers, pockets for pedals and cables and a luxurious inside that will keep your MODX protected and looking great for years to come.
  7. Jack Hertz

    Yamaha MODX7 Synthesizer

    The Yamaha MODX7 is a 76-key synthesizer offering multiple synthesis methods and powerful controls for musicians and producers in homes, studios, and concert venues. Its 76 keys trigger sounds from AWM2 and FM-X sound engines, which bring the same sample-based and frequency modulation synthesis technology from Yamaha's premium MONTAGE line. 4-Part Seamless Sound Switching allows held notes to continue naturally when changing performance patches. Interactive controls include easily assignable sliders and knobs, pitch and modulation wheels, and the Super Knob—a large illuminated control that facilitates manipulation of multiple parameters simultaneously. Utilize the MODX7's Motion Sequences to rhythmically modify settings and tweak the rhythmic control data in real time. Thanks to Live Sets, you can structure your Performances without having to copy, reorder, or rename them. Connect to your computer via USB to send and receive multichannel audio and MIDI over a single cable. Additionally, the MODX7 provides traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O, two 1/4" line outputs, and a 1/4" headphone jack. Two 1/4" analog inputs enable versatile processing of external audio sources, which can also feed the source-selectable envelope follower. 1/4" inputs are also present for foot controllers and footswitches (available separately). The MODX7 is supplied with an AC adapter. SOUND Sound is the most important aspect of any instrument. The power of the MODX synthesis engine allows unlimited potential to create your own unique sound demanded by any artist. The MODX sound engine is based on the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine and a pure FM-X (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design. AWM2 Only found in Yamaha music synthesizers, the AWM2 engine offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 parts feature eight fully-programmable synthesizers with a filter (18 different types!,) amplitude, pitch and filter envelope generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling. FM-X FM-X is an amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge, EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MODX features an 8-operator FM architecture and 64-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options. 192-NOTE TOTAL POLYPHONY MODX features 128-note stereo AWM2 polyphony and 64-notes of FM-X polyphony. Due to the unique architecture of MODX and MONTAGE, this polyphony is always available without latency or compromising other features. SSS (Seamless Sound Switching) Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) lets you change performances seamlessly without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances where you end one song and start another without stopping. * This function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 4 parts. INTEGRATED FLASH MODX includes 1 GB of non-volatile user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahamusicsoft.com. EFFECTS From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, MODX is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher to get EDM sound. The Spiralizer effect creates the auditory illusion of a tone continually rising or falling in pitch without getting higher or lower. You can even add a compressor with sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space. A/D INPUT Coupled with two A/D inputs, MODX is a perfect centerpiece for any professional recording studio or live computer rig. SIDECHAIN Automatically control the dynamic behavior of one part from another. Sidechain is very popular in modern dance music where a pad or other sustain part is “keyed” to the kick drum. When the kick drum plays, it ducks down the sustained part creating a “pumping” rhythmic effect. MULTI-CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE As expected for modern computer-based music production, MODX features a professional 4-in/10-out, multi-channel USB audio interface. A single-cable connection replaces the need for an external audio interface. iOS compatible. CONTROL Every artist wants to sound unique. Take control and stand out from the crowd. Bring the sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with Motion Control. SUPER KNOB The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control nearly anything from mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends to detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and Operators. That’ s 128 parameters…SIMULTANEOUSLY! The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands. MOTION SEQUENCES Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible new ways of creating sound. Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression. ENVELOPE FOLLOWER The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythm or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a “talking” synthesizer. The audio can even be a “live” source through the A/D input. AUDIO BEAT SYNC ABS (Audio Beat Sync) detects the beat of and external device like an electronic drum kit, drum machine or audio player plugged into the A/D input and synchronizes the MODX Arpeggiator, Motion Sequencer or Songs to the tempo of the external input. The MODX synthesizer “listens” to live music and plays in time. CUBASE AI BUNDLE MODX is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application that offers integrated recording and editing. Cubase AI MOBILITY Designed for musicians on the go, MODX is compact, lightweight and mobile. LIGHTWEIGHT The MODX6 weighs in at 14.6 lbs, the MODX7 at 16.3 lbs and the 88-note weighted Graded Hammer Action MODX8 comes in at a svelte 30.4 lbs. SOFT CASE The premium soft case for MODX is protective, lightweight and stylish. Not just a mere “gig bag”, the MODX soft case is manufactured with top-notch nylon, high quality zippers, pockets for pedals and cables and a luxurious inside that will keep your MODX protected and looking great for years to come.
  8. Jack Hertz

    Yamaha MODX6 Synthesizer

    The Yamaha MODX6 is a 61-key synthesizer offering multiple synthesis methods and powerful controls for musicians and producers in homes, studios, and concert venues. Its 61 keys trigger sounds from AWM2 and FM-X sound engines, which bring the same sample-based and frequency modulation synthesis technology from Yamaha's premium MONTAGE line. 4-Part Seamless Sound Switching allows held notes to continue naturally when changing performance patches. Interactive controls include easily assignable sliders and knobs, pitch and modulation wheels, and the Super Knob—a large illuminated control that facilitates manipulation of multiple parameters simultaneously. Utilize the MODX6's Motion Sequences to rhythmically modify settings and tweak the rhythmic control data in real time. Thanks to Live Sets, you can structure your Performances without having to copy, reorder, or rename them. Connect to your computer via USB to send and receive multichannel audio and MIDI over a single cable. Additionally, the MODX6 provides traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O, two 1/4" line outputs, and a 1/4" headphone jack. Two 1/4" analog inputs enable versatile processing of external audio sources, which can also feed the source-selectable envelope follower. 1/4" inputs are also present for foot controllers and footswitches (available separately). The MODX6 is supplied with an AC adapter. SOUND Sound is the most important aspect of any instrument. The power of the MODX synthesis engine allows unlimited potential to create your own unique sound demanded by any artist. The MODX sound engine is based on the same technology powering the flagship MONTAGE: AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) sample and synthesis engine and a pure FM-X (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer modernized for amazing sound playback and complex sound design. AWM2 Only found in Yamaha music synthesizers, the AWM2 engine offers much more than just sample playback. Each of the 16 AWM2 parts feature eight fully-programmable synthesizers with a filter (18 different types!,) amplitude, pitch and filter envelope generators, nine LFOs, 3-band EQ and a dedicated dual insert effect with Virtual Circuitry Modeling. FM-X FM-X is an amazingly sophisticated pure synthesizer engine capable of producing classic ‘80s or cutting-edge, EDM sound with incredible dynamic range, power and fidelity. MODX features an 8-operator FM architecture and 64-note polyphony, allowing for a massive array of sound design options. 192-NOTE TOTAL POLYPHONY MODX features 128-note stereo AWM2 polyphony and 64-notes of FM-X polyphony. Due to the unique architecture of MODX and MONTAGE, this polyphony is always available without latency or compromising other features. SSS (Seamless Sound Switching) Seamless Sound Switching (SSS) lets you change performances seamlessly without any cut-off in envelope or effects. This is perfect for live performances where you end one song and start another without stopping. * This function is only available for Performances that have a maximum of 4 parts. INTEGRATEDFLASH MODX includes 1 GB of non-volatile user flash memory with high speed reading/writing for your own custom samples or synth libraries from yamahamusicsoft.com. EFFECTS From high definition reverbs to incredibly detailed Virtual Circuit Modeling (VCM) effects, MODX is loaded with DSP innovation, power and, most importantly, sound quality. Use effects like Beat Repeat, Vinyl Break or Bit Crusher to get EDM sound. The Spiralizer effect creates the auditory illusion of a tone continually rising or falling in pitch without getting higher or lower. You can even add a compressor with sidechain for a modern “ducking” effect. Or go retro with vintage effects like Analog Delay, VCM Phaser or a variety of Amp Simulators. Piano players will appreciate piano-focused effects like Damper Resonance for a super-realistic piano experience and the HD reverbs that let you put yourself in any performance space. A/D INPUT Coupled with two A/D inputs, MODX is a perfect centerpiece for any professional recording studio or live computer rig. SIDECHAIN Automatically control the dynamic behavior of one part from another. Sidechain is very popular in modern dance music where a pad or other sustain part is “keyed” to the kick drum. When the kick drum plays, it ducks down the sustained part creating a “pumping” rhythmic effect. MULTI-CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE As expected for modern computer-based music production, MODX features a professional 4-in/10-out, multi-channel USB audio interface. A single-cable connection replaces the need for an external audio interface. iOS compatible. CONTROL Every artist wants to sound unique. Take control and stand out from the crowd. Bring the sophistication of music production automation to realtime live performance with Motion Control. SUPER KNOB The Super Knob allows simultaneous control of up to 128 parameters in a single Performance. This means you can control nearly anything from mix functions like volume, pan and effect sends to detailed synth parameters like filters, LFOs and Operators. That’ s 128 parameters…SIMULTANEOUSLY! The Super Knob can even be assigned to a second FC7 foot controller making it easy to manipulate the sound when playing with both hands. MOTION SEQUENCES Motion Sequences are tempo-synchronized, completely customizable control sequences that can be assigned to virtually any synthesizer parameter and provide incredible new ways of creating sound. Motion Sequences also have dedicated controls on the front panel making it easy to manipulate and change in real-time, providing incredible interactivity and expression. ENVELOPE FOLLOWER The Envelope Follower converts audio into a control source for control of virtually any synthesizer parameter. For example, a drum loop could drive effects parameters for a cool rhythm or a vocal recording could control multiple parameters for a “talking” synthesizer. The audio can even be a “live” source through the A/D input. AUDIO BEAT SYNC ABS (Audio Beat Sync) detects the beat of and external device like an electronic drum kit, drum machine or audio player plugged into the A/D input and synchronizes the MODX Arpeggiator, Motion Sequencer or Songs to the tempo of the external input. The MODX synthesizer “listens” to live music and plays in time. CUBASE AI BUNDLE MODX is bundled with Cubase AI, Steinberg's professional music production application that offers integrated recording and editing. Cubase AI MOBILITY Designed for musicians on the go, MODX is compact, lightweight and mobile. LIGHTWEIGHT The MODX6 weighs in at 14.6 lbs, the MODX7 at 16.3 lbs and the 88-note weighted Graded Hammer Action MODX8 comes in at a svelte 30.4 lbs. SOFT CASE The premium soft case for MODX is protective, lightweight and stylish. Not just a mere “gig bag”, the MODX soft case is manufactured with top-notch nylon, high quality zippers, pockets for pedals and cables and a luxurious inside that will keep your MODX protected and looking great for years to come.
  9. Finally got my malletSTATION last month - it was a long delay between product announcement and first production shipment, but hey, it is a new and complex product...like any new musical instrument, it's taking me some time to get it set up the way I want, and to get used to playing it, but it works well...the playing feel is good, and any kind of mallet works, although mallet noise is a little greater that on a Xylosynth...sensitivity and velocity curves are fully adjustable, and mallet dampening and deadstrokes work just about like on a "real" vibe...you have to play a little more accurately than with the XS, since the very edge of the "bars" doesn't respond, but it's not a big deal...the additional panel controls, which are programmable and can send just about any MIDI message, are big enough to use a mallet to adust them while playing (!)....the mS a little smaller and lighter than the other mallet controllers, but is very solidly built...I'm using it with a Korg KRONOS synth (with my own Deagan vibe samples) that has USB class-compliant connections, which can connect directly to and power the mS; I've also tried it with USB-to-MIDI adapters from Kenton and Hobbytronics and they work perfectly (as I'm sure the Keith McMillen adapter does, too)... There's an article on the Alternate Mode website comparing the mS and the Malletkat, and it's worth looking at if you're in the market for a mallet controller, if you know how you're going to be using it and what features you need (although the article is clearly aimed at convincing you to buy the Mk)...you do need to use a computer to configure the mS, while this can be done on the instrument with the Mk (although not easily), you can set up four different configurations on the mS, selected by pushbuttons, and that's probably enough for most players (it is for me)...the article also emphasizes the internal sounds available with the Mk, but if you're going to use a computer or an external synth or tone generator, that's probably not important...I do have an Alternate Mode Gigkat module, which has the same sounds as the internal sounds of the Mk, but they're not programmable and the vibe sounds aren't as good as my Deagan samples... I think that my Xs has a little better playing feel than the mS, and certainly has a classic look with the bubinga tone bars and wood ends (although the mS looks high-tech and modern, if that's what you want), but again the Xs is not as configurable and its MIDI capabilities are limited... df
  10. Jack Hertz

    MELLODRAMA: The Mellotron Movie

    "Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie" explores the history of tape keyboard sampling through Harry Chamberlin's invention of the Chamberlin keyboards, the popularization of the Mellotron, and its influence today. Mellodrama explores the rising and falling fortunes of the Mellotron – the first musical keyboard to “sample” the sounds of other instruments – from its birth in a California garage in the 1950s, through its dominance on concert stages in the 1970s, through its almost religious cult of followers in the 2000s. The Mellotron is a keyboard instrument that plays prerecorded tapes. It was invented as the Chamberlin organ by Harry Chamberlin who wanted to sell his "orchestra at your fingertips" to every Aunt Mable in America. But his trusted salesman Bill Franson took two instruments to England, and found manufacturers to replicate the Chamberlin. Under this dubious pretense, the Mellotron was born. Through the music of the Beatles, the Zombies, and the Moody Blues, the Mellotron became the "instant magic sound." In the 1970s, it defined the sound of progressive rock bands like Yes and Genesis. Though forgotten during the 1980s, when digital synthesizers hijacked pop music, the Mellotron is today again a highly desired and sought-after device, a connection for artists like Radiohead and Kanye West to the mystical lost world of invention.
  11. Theory of Obscurity​: a film about The Residents ​tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents. A story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. They always perform wearing masks and costumes, which is part of their magic. Fortunately for us, The Residents have a management company, The Cryptic Corporation, that will help us tell the story by allowing our crew unprecedented access to the groups vast archives and 40th anniversary tour. Through fly on the wall observations and candid interviews, this film tells the story of a group that has always played by its own set of rules. We traveled with The Residents around the US and Europe during their 40th anniversary tour as they staged their elaborate productions, shooting more than 20 performances and also capturing rare behind the scenes moments that show what it truly takes to put a dynamic show together on your own, and on a tight budget. We also interviewed musicians they inspired from well-known bands like Devo, Primus, Ween, Talking Heads, and Pinback along with fans who adore them, music critics who are confounded by them, and music industry insiders who have helped them explore new technology like CD-Roms, laserdiscs and digital downloads. Our goal is to tell a well-rounded tale that is satisfying for audiences who already know part of The Residents story and people who are new to their world. At its heart, this story is about perseverance and chasing your dream. The Residents never caved to convention. They never compromised. Their art is their own and we want to shine a light on what they’ve done, and what they’re continuing to do on their current albums and tours, while also showing the difficulties they’ve faced along the way. We want audiences to experience what it’s like to be part of the unpredictable world of The Residents while also respecting the mysteries that have defined the group throughout its life. It will be a fun ride full of humor and irony, but also heart and inspiration…rough around the edges at times and full of creativity​. ​The Residents are truly original…there’s nothing like them anywhere in the world. In our culture today everything is a download, a ringtone, or a reality show singing contest. It’s all very easy and very forgettable. The Residents have never made music for the masses; in fact many of their most recognizable compositions are satires of popular culture. They’ve followed their muse for decades and thousands of fans have hung on for the ride. Along the way they’ve also inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice. Hopefully our film will do the same by introducing The Residents to a whole new generation.
  12. Jack Hertz

    CYRNAI 1980-1990 6XLP BOX SET

    Dark Entries is honored to reissue the first 4 full-lengths from Carolyn Fok / CYRNAI, an Asian-American female solo artist from the Bay Area. The 6xLP box set contains all of Carolyn’s officially released music as CYRNAI between 1980-1990, as well as bonus materials. Most of these songs will see their first vinyl appearance ever in a deluxe edition limited boxed set (333 copies). Remastered by George Horn, the set features an exclusive 48-page booklet with photos, quotes, interviews and liner notes written by Carolyn and introduction by Greg Allen (author of ‘Klaus Schulze, Electronic Music Legend’). Over 70 songs, 4 hours of music, spread across six records plus an exclusive bonus 7” of cover songs by The Cure and Gang Of Four all packaged in a black matte wrap box with crimson red foil stamping. Carolyn’s adventures in sound began with recording stories on a tape recorder at age 9 in 1976. A short time later, exploring the scattering of musical instruments and effects units her father left lying around the family home. She became especially fascinated by his TEAC reel-to-reel recorder that set off a lifelong fascination with sound design. By the age of 16 Carolyn had become inspired by industrial electronic act Cabaret Voltaire, as well as anarcho-punks Crass. Creating the stage name CYRNAI, a rearranging alphabet of Carolyn Fok, she played in several Bay Area bands including Treason, A State Of Mind, Trial and Rhythm & Noise between 1983 and 1991. Her debut release as CYRNAI, 1985’s 12” EP ‘Charred Blossoms’, followed by the cassette albums ‘Parts of The Insomnic Wheel’ in 1986, ‘Hypno-Seizure’ in 1987 and two versions of ‘To Subtle-Drive’ in 1989/1990. Despite having been featured in publications including Electronic Musician, Keyboard and with a long term association with Industrial music, Carolyn has remained an intensely private musician, artist and writer until now. However, she has launched an ambitious project that involves releasing her vast archive of music as a ‘memoir’ via her website memoirofsound.com. Having spent extensive time in the studio amassing around 100 albums worth of electronic and experimental music, field recordings, collaborations, band projects and more, these are now being released in one place. “Her time is beyond due to be recognized, represented and attributed for her contributions to experimental analogue culture with sounds still fresher than tomorrow.” Eloise Leigh (New Age Rage, Berlin Community Radio)
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    White Eagle by Tangerine Dream

    White Eagle is the seventeenth album by Tangerine Dream.
  15. Transformer is a 64Bit standalone software developed to transform and perform your audio samples into new sounds, using a microphone, pre-recorded audio files or a virtual instrument. By using convolution processing you can add new layers of sound to existing audio files and performing them into different ways depending your needs. Transformer offers a new way of creative audio processing for sound designers and musicians. - REAL-TIME AUDIO PROCESSING - MICROPHONE, SAMPLE PLAYER & VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT INPUTS - SPECTRAL CROSSOVER - ADD PLUGINS TO MODULATION AND CARRIER SIGNAL OUTPUTS - XY PAD VIRTUAL MIXING - INPUT DEPENDING - MASTER FX RACK - RECORDING. SAMPLE PROCESSING. - INPUT & OUTPUT ROUTING TO DAW OR AUDIO EDITOR. REWIRE. - MIDI MATRIX. CONTROL TRANSFORMER VIA YOUR MIDI DEVICE - KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS - INCLUDES 1.2GB OF SAMPLES PACK MAIN FEATURES INPUTS | MODULATION SIGNALS Microphone. Use your voice or any sound captured by your microphone. Sample Player. Play any file from your computer (wav, aiff, mp3). Includes envelope designer, loop, reverse, pitch, playback speed and normalizer. Virtual Instrument. Use any vst/au instrument. Procedural Engine. Generate procedural sound based on your settings. CARRIER SIGNALS Sample Players. Up to 4 Sample players to use as carrier signals. Includes envelope designer, loop, reverse, pitch, playback speed, delay, pan and normalizer. Virtual Instrument. Load any vst/au instrument. Includes Autokey function which allow playing instruments based on your note selection and without using a midi keyboard. SPECTRAL CROSSOVER Select any frequecy range content to use as modulation and carrier signals. PLUGINS Load up to 2 vst/au plugins on input section and on every carrier signal section. XY PAD MIXING A virtual mixing section that allows mixing carrier signals outputs using a XY Pad. INPUT DEPENDING Activate or deactivate any carrier signal output depending the input level. It allows creating more dynamic sounds. PROCESSING MODE It allows changing the modulation/carrier processing. Both can be reversed or mixed depending your needs. WET/DRY | MORPHING MIX Add the original input source to the output section. Morphing section allows changing the processing mode and dry/wet balance using a unique fader control. MASTER RACK Includes 4 vst/au plugin sections, 5-Band Parametric EQ, Pitch-shifting, LFO and Phasor. RECORDING WAV or AIFF files. Up to 192kHz / 32 Bits (depending your soundcard). Sample processing: Process and record any audio file in just 1 click. PRESET MANAGER Create your own presets. Store and recall the whole session data. MIDI MATRIX Control Transformer via your midi device. INPUT & OUTPUT ROUTING. REWIRE Play and record audio from any DAW/Audio Editor. KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS For better and faster user experience.
  16. Jack Hertz

    Audiophile Circuits League System 1

    With the System 1, ACL presents an achievement of electronic design. It is a 6U 84HP readymade eurorack configuration consisting of modules needed for a well-equipped stereophonic synthesizer with CV/gate control, but it goes well behind it! With the System 1 you can easily get bass and lead synth sounds as well as stereo effects and drums sounds, all in audiophile quality. Housed in our EVZ-1 case, you can easily carry it around. It comes with 20 patch cables, ready to be played! The System 1 includes two Variable Sync VCOs with high quality Vernier dials for precise tuning, linear and exponential FM and advanced sync possibilities. With the Oktave module you can control simultaneously both oscillators in pitch, and transpose any sequence up or down by up to four octaves. The Dual State Variable VCF allows clean sound shaping as well as sound generation - excellent for kick drums! This powerfull and liquid sounding multimode filter features separate outputs for each filter type. Additionally the notch output can be blended between lowpass, bandpass, notch to highpass with a potentiometer. Up to four sources can be summed with the high quality mixer module named Gate Mix, enabling also clickless muting of each channel. You will be able to define the position of the signal in the stereo field thanks to the VC Panning Amplifier. This module can also be used as two standalone VCAs, for example for duophonic applications. Furthermore it is possible to control the width of an stereo L/R signal with the M/S Matrix, which enables mid/side processing. It can simultaneously extract the mid and side signals from a stereo input whilst combining a mid and side signal to form a L/R stereo signal. Envelope X3 provides three classic ADSR envelopes for controlling VCAs, VCFs, and other modules. We modelled the envelopes on those of the acclaimed Roland 100M modular synthesizer which are renowned for their punch and lowered the time factor by a factor of 2, giving you even snappier attacks! Thanks to the Dual Delay with integrated 6dB low- and high-pass filters for each feedback channel you can create complex stereo effects, from pitch modulation effects to neverending echos. Due to it´s phase shifted sine waves, the QLFO module is the perfect partner for modulating the Dual-SVF and the Dual Delay module. The Audio Interface module is included to interconnect the System 1 with both professional studio and stage equipment, with the highest possible quality while offering full protection for your ears, your speakers and your headphones due to it´s clever built in DC and clipping protection circuit. It provides a powerful studio-grade headphone outputput, ready to drive your lowest impedance headphone, down to 15 ohms. The remaining unused space is covered with a 4HP blank panel to allow easy expansion of the system according to your own wishes. Dive into patching and sound design with the System 1. Enjoy the authentic sound and innovative features of our range of high quality modules!
  17. there's so much greed and evil in the world, human creature does not learn from history and run with full speed into next disaster what can we do against all the negative energies around, which produces anger and frustration? do art, live culture, make music... and LOVE Ω
  18. CSieggen

    Brian Eno Yamaha DX7 Patches

    I have Reason 10 and tried to convert the files using the same online converter on the Propellerhead web site. I'm getting the same "invalid file" response as well. This is using the current Standard Voice Bank file in the download.
  19. LISTEN! - Sampler No. 1 is an introduction to the Acousmatique label and artists that have published recordings to date. We hope you will find some new sounds to experience from our growing catalog of recordings.
  20. What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted by technological change, this book articulates a fundamental principle for design: that we should design not just from practical needs but from the values that underlie those needs. Artful Design takes readers on a journey through the aesthetic dimensions of technology. Using music as a universal phenomenon that has evolved alongside technology, this book breaks down concrete case studies in computer-mediated toys, tools, games, and instruments, including the best-selling app Ocarina. Every chapter elaborates a set of general design principles and strategies that illuminate the essential relationship between aesthetics and engineering, art and design. Ge Wang implores us to both embrace and confront technology, not purely as a means to an end, but in its potential to enrich life. Technology is never a neutral agent, but through what we do with it—through what we design with it—it provides a mirror to our human endeavors and values. Artful Design delivers an aesthetic manifesto of technology, accessible yet uncompromising.
  21. Jack Hertz

    Katharsis by Czesław Niemen

    Czesław Niemen, one of Poland's leading Rock stars, produced this electronic album in 1975, that has since been recognized for its essential electronic sound, and considered by many to be a precursor to dance beats. "The Planet Earth", "Fate", and "Katharsis" are part of the incidental music to Juliusz Słowacki's play "Mindowe" as produced by Bernard Ford-Hanaoka.
  22. EugeneKha

    The Third Stage (INKHE-3)

    "Third Stage" - the third collaborative album of the international INKHE - collaboration Project formed by the leaders of the two ambient projects - Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha; Russia) and Ivan Nyschun (West Remi; Ukraine-Germany). The science-fiction themes of the album bring the listener back to the world of the fictional planet INKHE. INKHE Project is the result of cooperation between the Russian (EugeneKha) and Ukrainian (West Remi) music projects. In 2015, they have teamed up to create a series of concept albums in the genres of space and sci-Fi electronics. The music of Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha) And Ivan Nyschun (West Remi) — a string of interconnected science-fiction stories about the conquest of the fictional planet INKHE (in the name of the planet and project encrypted the real names of the musicians).
  23. EugeneKha

    Topic: The Third Stage (INKHE-3)

    "Third Stage" - the third collaborative album of the international INKHE - collaboration Project formed by the leaders of the two ambient projects - Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha; Russia) and Ivan Nyschun (West Remi; Ukraine-Germany). The science-fiction themes of the album bring the listener back to the world of the fictional planet INKHE. INKHE Project is the result of cooperation between the Russian (EugeneKha) and Ukrainian (West Remi) music projects. In 2015, they have teamed up to create a series of concept albums in the genres of space and sci-Fi electronics. The music of Evgenij V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha) And Ivan Nyschun (West Remi) — a string of interconnected science-fiction stories about the conquest of the fictional planet INKHE (in the name of the planet and project encrypted the real names of the musicians). View full album
  24. This inspiring volume gathers the wisdom and groundbreaking techniques of 56 visionary artists, producers, programmers, provocateurs, instrument designers, label executives and industry leaders. Hear firsthand how the masters wield technology to create their amazing music the enclosed DVD features highlights from each interview. You'll learn studio setup tips, secrets of sampling, creative quantization, ringtone tricks, production strategies, insights from video-game composers, insane distortion recipes, how to squeeze expression from loops, how to overcome software option anxiety, how to exploit happy accidents, and much more. Derived from a year's worth of in-depth interviews, this book is a richly detailed journey into the heart of computer-aided creativity. Contributors include Glen Ballard, BT, LTJ Bukem, The Crystal Method, Chuck D, Thomas Dolby, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Jam, Alan Parsons, Phil Ramone, Todd Rundgren, Don Was, and many more. The bonus DVD also includes: over 25 complete songs, live-performance videos, interactive Flash movies, royalty-free samples and loops by the artists, behind-the-scenes photos, and more.
  25. Chicago Mk1 - Limited Edition (only 30 made and sold through KICKSTARTER). Deep Lounge sinewaves, classic House bass, through to dirty Techno riffs. ​The Chicago Boutique RIFF & BASS Analogue Synthesizer is designed with basic or limited features, yet a useful sound portfolio, made possible by the four variable phase and width pulse oscillators, in addition to the Sub, Square and Saw oscillators, all shaped by a wide bandwidth 4 pole Sallen & Key low-pass analogue filter. The Limited Edition Chicago Boutique Monophonic RIFF & BASS Analogue Synthesizer began with a new approach to the filter and oscillator design, resulting in sounds that work perfectly 'in the mix', with deep solid lows and rich percussive highs (when you need it). Pulse nuance controls allows you to get the sound just right through very subtle harmonic variations. ​ ​Specifications: ​ 5 Oscillators: 4 x independent Pulse waves with variable phase (automatic or manual) and pulse-width control. 1 x Square or Saw and Sub oscillator - all with accurate stable tuning (at any temperature). The Saw oscillator circuit uses discrete components for a perfect and pure Saw waveform. Analogue signal path from the oscillators to the output. ​6 Chanel mixer with 2 x pulse inverting controls. Voltage/digital controlled ADSR amplifier. Sallen & Key 24dB/Octave Low pass filter with variable Q control. Voltage/digital controlled APDS filter envelope with selectable decay character. (Attack, Peak, Decay and Sustain). 'Drop to Sine' filter switch. Control: MIDI IN and MIDI THRU (5-pin DIN). MIDI Channel selection 1 to 16. Tune (positive) to 60 cents, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th or Perfect 5th. Keyboard mode - filter trigger on every note or no filter trigger on overlapped notes (emulates classic analogue mono-synths).
  26. Jack Hertz

    Jasper Wasp Clone

    Electronically it's almost identical to the original Wasp, but I had to change some component values for it to work with 1M potentiometers (the original used a number of 2M2 pots - not common now). Also the keyboard sense circuit had to be altered to make it work with a new TI CD4069 chip. There are some extra decoupling caps on some of the ICs and LM386. It also uses an MCP1702-5002 LDO voltage regulator in order to work even longer on batteries. Without the speaker active, it draws about 30-40mA, and about 120mA when driving a speaker. There are a few extras on the PCB: Notch filter setting. There are a pair of unused CD4069 units in the filter I used to implement a notch filter, like Juergen Haible's Wasp filter clone. Buffered audio input. This uses a pair of unused CD4069 units on the right hand side to implement a buffer with variable gain that can be mixed with the two oscillators and noise. Oscillator volume pot headers - like the Wasp deluxe. These fit via flying wires to the panel, or can be jumpered as on my prototype. 'Enhanced' waveform option headers: like the Gnat. This is a PWMed pulse wave with a fixed LFO made using a single 4069. Two of these are on a small PCB, and connect with flying wires to the main board. I'm awaiting delivery of this prototype PCB. The headers for this are kludged onto my prototype board, but are included if I make another set of boards. Two 4x AA battery holders with PCB pins can be attached underneath the PCB. Intended for use with 8x NiMh batteries. The Link port is implemented using 8pin mini-DIN cables and sockets. These are easily available, and save confusing Link with MIDI. I made an option of using the spare wire to carry power - so Jasper can power other devices using the Link port. I've got an unfinished control panel and bottom plate in a CAD program - haven't decided whether to use an aluminium panel, or use laser etched/cut wood or acrylic. The PCB should work OK in different styles of enclosure - it is 250mm x 398mm. There's no MIDI on the PCB - but it should be straightforward enough to make a simple MIDI-Link controller using a microcontroller.
  27. Jack Hertz

    Omnisphere Power Synth

    Omnisphere® is the flagship synthesizer of Spectrasonics - an instrument of extraordinary power and versatility. Top Artists all over the world rely on Omnisphere as an essential source of sonic inspiration. This award-winning software brings many different types of synthesis together into one amazing-sounding instrument that will spark a lifetime of exploration. Hardware Synth Integration With the new version 2.5, Omnisphere becomes the first software synth in the world to offer a Hardware Synth Integration feature, which transforms over 30 well-known hardware synthesizers into extensive hands-on controllers that unlock Omnisphere’s newly expanded synthesis capabilities. Simply put, this ground-breaking new feature makes using Omnisphere feel just like using a hardware synth! This remarkable innovation bridges the physical experience gap between software and hardware, giving users intuitive control of Omnisphere by using the familiar layout of their supported hardware synth. Virtual instrument users can at last experience the joy of the hardware synth workflow and hardware synth users can now fully expand their capabilities into the vast sonic world of Omnisphere! List of Supported Hardware Access Virus A Access Virus B Clavia Nord Lead 1 Clavia Nord Lead 2 Dave Smith OB-6 Dave Smith Prophet 12 Dave Smith REV2 Korg Minilogue Korg Monologue Korg Prologue Moog Little Phatty Moog Slim Phatty Moog Sub 37 Moog Sub Phatty Moog Subsequent 37 Moog Voyager Novation Bass Station II Novation Circuit Mono Station Novation Peak Roland JP-08 Roland JU-06 Roland JX-03 Roland SE-02 Roland SH-01A Roland System-1 Roland System-1m Roland System-8 Roland VP-03 Sequential Prophet 6 Sequential Prophet X Studiologic Sledge New Hardware Sound Library Omnisphere 2.5 includes a stunning new “Hardware Library” with over 1,000 new patches created by Eric Persing and the renowned Spectrasonics Sound Development team. Each hardware profile has a corresponding set of sounds in the Hardware Library which were specially designed using that hardware synth as an Omnisphere controller. These inspiring new sounds feature a wide range of categories and many have a distinctly ‘classic analog’ flavor! Best of all, the new sounds are available for ALL users, regardless of using the hardware or not! Vastly Expanded Synthesis Engine Four Layers per patch! New State Variable Filters Over 500 DSP Wavetables Powerful New Granular Synthesis 8 LFOs, 12 ENVs, 34 Filter Types per part Doubled Mod Matrix Full FX Modulation Audio Import You can use your own audio file as a soundsource in Omnisphere, simply by dragging it onto the interface! Go wild with using the new Granular Synthesis, Harmonia, Innerspace and many other creative tools inside Omnisphere! New High Resolution Interface Omnishere 2.5 now supports a newly redesigned, high resolution interface with support for HiDPI displays. The modernized GUI is now easier to use and resizable to fit comfortably into your workspace. Interface Tour Includes over 14,000 sounds! Since the beginning, Omnisphere has been the sonic weapon of choice for creative players and producers in search of next level sounds on hit records, bestselling games and Oscar-winning films. Omnisphere’s amazing sound library is constantly growing and being pushed in fresh directions by the award-winning Spectrasonics Sound Development Team. 57 FX Units • Innerspace • Quad Resonators • Thriftshop Speaker • Classic Twin • Bassman • Hi-Wattage • Rock Stack • Brit-Vox • Boutique • San-Z-Amp • Stompbox Modeler • Metalzone Distortion • Toxic Smasher • Foxxy Fuzz • Analog Phaser • Analog Flanger • Analog Chorus • Analog Vibrato • Solina Ensemble • Vintage Tremolo • Envelope Filter • Crying Wah • Stomp-Comp • Precision Compressor • Studio 2-Band EQ • Vintage Compressor • Modern Compressor • Gate Expander • Vintage 2-Band EQ • Vintage 3-Band EQ • Graphic 7-Band EQ • Graphic 12-Band EQ • Parametric 2-Band EQ • Parametric 3-Band EQ • Formant Filter • Power Filter • Valve Radio • Flame Distortion • Smoke Amp • Ultra Chorus • Retro-Phaser • Pro-Phaser • EZ-Phaser • Retro-Flanger • Flanger • Chorus Echo • BPM Delay • BPM Delay X2 • BPM Delay X3 • Radio Delay • Retroplex • Pro-Verb • EZ-Verb • Spring Reverb • Imager Additional Highlights • Standalone Application now included! • New Live Mode interface for touch screens • Enhanced Orb with Attractor mode • Satellite Instrument support for Trilian and Keyscape -and more!
  28. The next evolution in music software. Powerful wavetable sound. The next generation ELECTRIBE produces state-of-the-art dance music. The ELECTRIBE series first appeared in 1999. Since then each generation has inherited the iconic, intuitive operability of the original while incorporating the most up-to-date sounds and styles. The ease of use, accessibility, sound and musicality of the ELECTRIBE reach new heights in this latest software version which features a powerful wavetable sound source, a “Quick Input” sequencer and a convenient chord pad that allows you to play a chord with one finger. Even if you aren't a musical virtuoso, with ELECTRIBE Wave you can create state-of-the-art dance music like EDM, Future Bass, and Trap. Powerful wavetable sound suitable for the latest in EDM ELECTRIBE Wave has a sound wavetable featuring sounds widely used in the latest music creation. Unlike a PCM synth, the wavetable allows you to repeatedly play fragments of short waveforms, and change the waveform position during playback. By combining the wavetable (which features a rich variety of presets) with a powerful filter and two modulation units, you can create an infinite number of innovative and sharp sounds that cannot be produced using standard PCM synths. Even without a deep knowledge of synthesis techniques, the carefully selected parameters make it easy to craft your sound. Improved user interface for quick composition The familiar 16-step pad in the ELECTRIBE series enables speedy rhythm production. The ELECTRIBE Wave also features a new keyboard to play chords and scales. Even without musical knowledge, you can have fun making tracks without worrying about wrong notes. The sequencer features Groove, which can be used to breathe life into rhythm parts, as well as a special keyboard to enable smooth step input for synth parts on the graphical user interface. Convenient chord pad that allows you to play a chord with one finger ELECTRIBE Wave features a chord pad that allows you to play chords with one finger. If you use the "Fetch" function, it will automatically extract the chords from the song that you are in in the middle of creating and assign those chords to the pad for fast and easy song creation. You can also easily assign and save your favorite chords. In addition you can use the arpeggiator to create new phrases! Motion Sequence records and plays temporal changes in sounds and effects. The ELECTRIBE series introduced a powerful motion sequence function that remembers and reproduces the movements of the knobs. ELECTRIBE Wave now offers this function for the synthesizer/drum parts so you can create a flow of sound overflowing with originality. If you use the built in KAOSS PAD you can change the sound to drastically with a single fingertip, easily storing and reproducing temporal changes. Remember the wave table POSITION to make real time minute changes to the sound performance. Song mode can combine patterns into finished songs Use song mode to create a new track simply by arranging the order of existing patterns and muting and transposing individual tracks. You can bounce the finished product as an audio file, or export it to Ableton Live for further enhancement. You can also perform full-scale editing and mixing using audio files that are written independently for each part. Groove function adds natural sound and feel to drum and percussion patterns Each drum part features Groove function which can be used to change the rhythm and feel each drum and percussion sound. Choose from 25 types of grooves then easy to change the rhythm by adjusting the effect for each drum part, or create an organic drum track from the 16-step grid.
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    • CIIIGoff

      Jack Hertz recordings on this week's Deprogramming Center radio broadcast!.  Distracted by family feline health concerns, I missed posting an announcement for this program here for all of you late night radio listeners in California's wine country.  But you can still hear this show (for the next couple of weeks at least) at the link below.  A little background on our Encyclotronic host and some spacy (literally) music for your entertainment and edification.  This show also features long term recording artist and another spacy composer, Phil Klampe.
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    • Ian Craig

      Messed my computer up so sorting through some stuff from an external hard drive and put up a new Bandcamp page to put it on (bit by bit).
      Album 1 (Link didn't work, I just noticed, sorry)
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    • Ian Craig

      Colin Jones sometimes makes beautiful ambient tracks, though they do take a while to get going. He did one yesterday 'Automation 1', so I got bored, as usual, waiting for it to fade in properly and decided to add something to the track (he likes what I did here over it and suggested I stick it up in my collaborations album folder on Bandcamp), adding organs and orchestral instruments then some blistering electric guitar. I think it's class. I call it 'Aggressive Ambient' The last 1 minute 40 seconds is just him. I quit to highlight the tail end of his track on it's own. (Sorry I forgot to post the link apparently) 
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    • CIIIGoff

      Rare Excerpts From K. Schulze Recordings will be broadcast this Friday at KOWS in California.  The show is The Deprogramming Center.  The recordings were part of a huge collection which once belonged to the late Doug Walker of the legendary Space Rock group:  Alien Planetscapes.  They were made available by Jerry Kranitz of Aural Innovations and edited by KOWS DJ Swami Loopynanda. 
      You can hear the show live on KOWS, this Saturday, July 21st, 12:00 AM USA PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (Friday Midnight) here:
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      Deprogramming Center #69
      https://archive.org/details/TheDeprogrammingCenter69
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    • Mystified

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