Archiv der Kategorie: Synthesizer


Behringer DeepMind 12 – der neue 12 stimmige analog Synthesizer !

Es dauert wohl nicht mehr lange – Behringer  bringt einen 12 stimmigen  Analogsynthsizer auf den Markt. Der Preis bleibt die große Überraschung!

Hier an spannendes Amazona Interview mit den ingenieuren des Synths (zum Amazona Bericht geht es hier):

Und ein weiteres Teaser-Video in dem schöne Flächensounds zu hören sind:

DSI / Tom Oberheim – OB6 – live looper Ambient

Kaum ist der neue DSI / Tom Oberheim  OB6 auf dem Markt da gibt es die ersten Youtube Videos. Diese Ambientvideo live gespielt, mit einem Pigtrnix Infinity Looper aufgenommen, zeigt nicht nur den wunderbaren Sound vom OB 6, sondern auch die hervorragende Qualität des infinity Loopers! Ich besitze ihn ebenfalls- gekauft auf der Suche nach einem Looper der 100% slave zur Midiclock läuft. Und das macht er!


Dave Smith (Oberheim) OB6 – NAMM 2016 NEWS – analog Synthesizer

Durch die Zusammenarbeit Tom Oberheim und Dave Smith ist der neue OB6 Synthesizer auf den Markt gekommen!


OB-6 Specifications

  • Two discrete VCOs per voice
  • Continuously variable wave shape (sawtooth and variable-width pulse, plus triangle on oscillator 2) per oscillator
  • Pulse width per oscillator
  • Hard sync: oscillator 1 syncs to oscillator 2
  • Square wave sub-octave generator (oscillator 1) per voice
  • Low frequency mode (oscillator 2)
  • Keyboard tracking on/off (oscillator 2)
  • Oscillator detune amount for increased tuning instability, from subtle to extreme
  • Oscillator 1 amount
  • Oscillator 1 sub-octave amount
  • Oscillator 2 amount
  • White noise amount
  • Two-pole, resonant, filter per voice with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and notch functionality inspired by the original Oberheim SEM filter
  • Bi-polar filter envelope amount
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
  • Keyboard tracking: off, half, full
  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount

  • Four-stage (ADSR) envelope generator
  • Velocity modulation of envelope amount
  • Five wave shapes: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, and random (sample and hold)
  • Clock sync (internal or external MIDI clock)
  • Initial amount
  • Mod destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, oscillator 1 and 2 pulse width, filter cutoff, filter mode
  • Sources: filter envelope (bi-polar) and oscillator 2 (bi-polar)
  • Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, filter cutoff, filter mode
  • Source: channel (mono) aftertouch with bi-polar amount
  • Destinations: oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 2 frequency, LFO amount, amplifier envelope amount, filter envelope amount
  • Master clock with tap tempo
  • BPM control and display
  • MIDI clock sync
  • Selectable note value: 16th note, 8th note triplet, 8th note, dotted 8th note, quarter note
  • One, two, or three octave range
  • Up, down, up/down, random, and assign modes
  • Polyphonic step sequencer with up to 64 steps and rests
  • Stereo analog distortion
  • Dual, 24-bit, 48 kHz digital effects, including: reverb (room, hall, plate, spring), delay (full bandwidth digital delay and emulated bucket brigade and tape delays), chorus, flanger, phase shifters, and ring modulator
  • Delay sync
  • True bypass maintains fully analog signal path when digital effects are off
  • Full-sized, semi-weighted, 4-octave keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • Backlit pitch and mod wheels
  • Spring-loaded pitch wheel with selectable range per program (1 to 12 semitones up and down)
  • Transpose controls for an 8-octave range
  • Hold switch latches held notes on
  • Polyphonic portamento
  • Unison (monophonic) mode with configurable voice count, from one to all six voices, chord memory, and key modes
  • Manual switch: when off, the front panel is live; what you see is what you hear

  • 500 user and 500 factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs each
  • Direct program access, including single-button access to the current set of 10 programs
  • Left/mono and right audio outputs (2 x 1/4” phone jack)
  • Headphone output (stereo, 1/4” phone jack)
  • MIDI in, out, and thru ports
  • USB for bidirectional MIDI communication
  • Filter cutoff expression pedal input
  • Volume expression pedal input
  • Sustain footswitch input
  • Sequencer start/stop footswitch input
  • IEC AC power inlet for internal power supply
  • Operates worldwide on voltages between 100 and 240 volts at 50 to 60 Hz; 30 watts maximum power consumption
  • 32” L x 12.7” W x 4.6″ H (81.3 cm x 32.3 cm x 11.7 cm)
  • 0 lbs (9.5 kg)

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Arturia Keystep – Namm 2016 NEWS – polyphoner Step Sequenzer und Arpeggiator

Ein Gerät- auf das ich persönlich schon lange warte! Und das die perfekte Ergänzung zum Beatstep Pro ist.

Wer auf der Bühne live Dub-Chords spielen möchte (ohne einen Computer zu nutzen), bekommt feuchte Augen! Bisher entweder mit einem Looper möglich, oder ein Keyboarder spielt straight den Off Beat.  Nun kann das der KeyStep erledigen 🙂 Wie mir scheint, ein kleiner, feiner Synthesizer Controller – mit folgenden Merkmalen – Preis? Er wird wohl ca. 130Euro kosten.

  • Midi
  • CV Steuerung (z.B. Modularsystem)
  • Arpeggiator
  • Polyphonic Sequenzer
  • Aftertouch / 32 Tasten
  • Capacitive Wheel
  • Chord Programming & Transposing
  • One Note Chords

Make Noise Zero – Coast Synthesizer – Namm 2016 NEWS – der besondere Synth!

Ganz neu vorgestellt wurde auch der Make Noise 0-Coast Synthesizer. Ein ungewöhnlicher Aufbau lässt hellhörig werden!

Aufbau: OSC -> Overtone-Generator -> Multiplier -> Attenuverter -> Balance (xfade) sort of “filtering slightly” -> lpg (low pass gate)-kind of section without vactrol – simple envelope

Er wird ca. 500Euro kosten ( 3 Monaten erhältlich). Hier geht es zur Hersteller Seite (es öffnet sich ein neues Browserfenster).

MatrixBrute Arturia – Namm 2016 NEWS – Analogsynthesizer

Der neue MatrixBrute analog Synthesizer von Arturia !

Von den vielen Namm 2016 Neuheiten ist der MatrixBrute eines der Geräte, welches wohl jeden Synthesizerliebhaber interessieren wird. Ein Analogsynthesizer der Superlative! Preis? Voraussichtlich unter 2000 Euro!

  • Three Analog Oscillators: Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, waves with the unique waveshapers that have become the trademark of the ‚Brute‘ sound. There is also a sub-oscillator on each of the two Brute oscillators.
  •  Combination VCO/LFO oscillator: The third Osciallator can be used for both audio signals and LFO modulation at the same time. You do not have to choose either operation here so you can always have that big 3 oscillator sound.
  • Noise Generator: Noise generator with White, Pink, Red and Blue noise types. The most versatile on the market.
  •  Audio Mod: The AUDIO MOD section allows for complex oscillator and filter FM possibilities bringing whole new tonalities to your sound.
  •  Performance Controls: Pitch bend and mod wheels and 4 Macro encoders which can be assigned to any of the modulation destinations for instant hands on performance playing.
  • Voice Modes: Multiple keyboard modes for mono, paraphonic and duo-split modes. Split oscialltors for paraphonic mode or use the duo split mode to play a sequence while playing notes over the top of it.
  •  Three LFO’s: Two standalone LFO’s with 7 waveforms and trigger modes allow for complex modulations. The combination VCO/LFO adds a 3rd LFO in the system.
  •  Mixer: Mix and blend Oscillators 1, 2, 3, as well as the noise generator and EXTERNAL input sources. Route each mixer input to the filter of your choice using the FILTER assign buttons.
  • Steiner-Parker filter: We have upgraded our Steiner Parker filter to support both 12db per octave and 24db per octave slopes as well as a DRIVE control for making thicker sounds. The 4 modes, Low pass, band pass, high pass, and notch allow for a vast array of sound making possibilites.
  • Ladder Filter: We have included a traditional beefy Ladder filter with both 12db and 24db per octave slopes as well as Low Pass, High Pass & Band Pass modes and a Drive control. This filter design is known for making punchy bass and thick lead sounds.
  • Filter routing: The two filters can be patched in series or in parallel configurations.
  • 3 Envelope Generators: The two ADSR envelopes and the 3rd DADSR envelope give you plenty of sound sculpting tools.
  • 256 Memory locations: Store and recall your favorite sounds at the touch of a button. You can organize, save and load new banks of sounds using the free MIDI Control Center editor application. We deliver MatrixBrute with 128 factory presets.
  • The Matrix: The matrix is the heart of Matrixbrute. It allows for complex modulation routing, step-sequencing and instant preset recall.
  • Modulation Routing: You can assign any of 16 modulation sources to any of 16 mod destinations. 4 destinations are user programmable and can be seen in the e-ink display. Set amounts of each modulation routing using the data encoder.
  • Step Sequencer: The matrix can be used as a 64 step sequencer with separate STEP, ACCENT, SLIDE and MODULATION steps.
  • Preset Recall: In Preset mode the matrix allows you to recall any of 256 presets at the touch of a button.
  • True Analog Effects. To enhance your sonic pleasure we have added an analog and Delay/ Chorus/ Flanger to the output. Choose from any of 5 operation modes. And YES! the controls in the analog effects can be set as modulation destinations in the Matrix.
  • Sequencer/Arpeggiator controls: The sequencer and arpeggiator add to the playability of the Matrixbrute. Multiple modes of both the seq and arp allow for unlimited musical ideas to be realized.
  • Keyboard: The 49 note keyboard features both velocity and aftertouch for a musical feel with plenty of expression.
  • Master Audio Outputs: Stereo ¼” jacks for your master audio outputs.
  • Control Voltage Interfacing: 12 CV Inputs and 12 CV Outputs allow the Matrixbrute to interface with your standard 1V per octave modular synth gear.
  • Audio Input: Line and instrument levels allow for adding an external oscillator from your favorite modular synth or processing a guitar or bass through the filters, VCA and analog effects.
  • Gate I/O: The Gate inputs and outputs allow you to trigger external gear or trigger the internal envelopes remotely.
  • Sync in and out: This allows you to synchronize the MatrixBrute’s sequencer and arpeggiator with external devices.
  • Pedal Inputs: Experssion and Sustain pedal inputs give you real-time control to expand on your expressive capabilities control.
  • MIDI Interfacing: Standard MIDI in, out and thru will connect you to both modern and vintage gear alike.
  • USB:  USB I/O allows you to interface to a computer DAW directly. This is also the link to use our free editor/librarian software provided for the MatrixBrute.

Weitere Informationen auf der Arturia-Website (es öffnet sich ein neues Browserfenster)

Der neue Korg Minilogue Synthesizer – 4 polyphone / Namm 2016

Der neue Korg Minilogue Synthesizer – man munkelt über einen Preis von 499$. Er sieht spannend aus, verspricht vieles – wie es um die Verarbeitung der Hardware bestellt ist wird sich herausstellen…

  • 4 fach polyphoner analog Synthesizer
  • eingebauter 16 Ste Sequenzer mit Parameterrecord
  • 200 Speicherplätze (100 Werksounds)
  • Aluminium-Frontplate & Holzprückseite
  • Arpeggiator und Delay
  • Display mit Oszilloskopfunktion
  • Filter (variabel)
  • 2 Hüllkurven-Generatoren + 1 LFO
  • 37 Tasten
  • 2 Oszillatoren + Noise

MaxSynths Crisalys – komfortabler VST Synthesizer for FREE

Das Synth-Pugin hat vor kurzem noch an die 100 Euro gekostet!

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  • 3 Oscillators with 18 custom waveforms.
  • built-in frequency, ring and cross modulation per oscillator
  • filter routing option
  • tuning and pitch bend options per oscillator
  • 2 multi filters with 12 different filters (including custom designed and analog emulations)
  • built-in modulation options per filter
  • Modulation section: 4 LFOs, 2 AUX envelopes, 2 step sequencers
  • Modulation matrix with 5 assignable sources and 16 fixed destinations
  • FX section: flanger, delay compressor, reverb
  • Eight powerful 32 notes sequencers able to load up to 64 patterns
  • Custom audio engine for high quality audio
  • 256 preset sounds
  • 64 sequencer patterns