Archive for the ‘synthesizer’ Category

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MFB has recently posted some Soundcloud demos of the forthcoming MFB Dominion X synthesizer. Here’s an example:

The synth sounds little bit Moogy. It’s got 3 oscillators, 2 LFOs, 2 EGs  and an included Schippman filter. It’s also got 9 patchpoints too hook it up to your euro-style modular synth. And it’s also possible to save patches, a great feature.

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I really like the looks of the new Telemark synth from Analogue Solutions. After selling my small synthesizers.com modular I’m looking into buying a new modular, and maybe the Telemark could be the start of a new system?

Anyway, here’s a great demo of the new synth. Below is a demo of the original Oberheim SEM that Telemark is modelled after.

Music Radar has a review of the Telemark synth, read it here

largo

A 30 day demo version of Largo fram Waldorf has been released. Register and download the free demo from this location.

Largo is the VST version of their hardware Blofeld synth. I’ve got two Waldorf synths myself; Pulse and MicroQ, both geat sounding modules. I’ve also got the Waldorf Edition synth + effects pack, and the PPG emulaton I’ve used quite a lot. I look forward to trying out Largo.

More about Largo here

touch_listen_synth

The touch.listen.synth must be inspired by the cracklebox, but it’s capable of creating more complex sounds. And it’s got an audio output. Cool thing!

More pictures here

Here’s a demo of Analogue Solutions new patchable SEM-based synth. It’s very fat-sounding. According to synthopia, it could be yours for £599 ex VAT.

And speaking of SEM, Tom Oberheim is back with a new verison of the original.

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Analogue Solutions has made a rack-mount version of their Semblance synth and called it Telemark. It seems like it’s got some additional controls (or a matrix?) as well, but there’s no more specific information yet. The Semblance itself is a clone of the Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module). I like the look of this thing.

Macbeth Studio Systems, makers of the cool M5N modular synth, has a new small keyboard synth in production. Its called the X-Factor and it looks like this (click for a big version):

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I know, this small picture makes it look like a VST-plugin, but this one is real harware

Features include:

  • 3 oscillators with the usual waveforms, but also sine wave
  • Oscilaltor section has some additional parameters (pulse-width, symmetry, envelope  amount)
  • Modulator (that’s another name for LFO) – can be used for oscillator, filter and fm-modulation
  • Pink & white noise and external input
  • Filter/ Resonator
  • 2 envelope generators
  • Reverb! That’s a welcome feature
  • Keyboard with 44 keys (3.5 octaves)
  • Pitch bend and mod wheel
  • CV inputs and gate
  • Additional separate CV inputs to oscillators and filter
  • Separate outputs for oscillators, noise, LFO/Modulator and envelope generators

That’s a great set of features! No price and release date yet.

For more on Macbeth, here’s the page: http://www.macbethstudiosystems.com/

Similar product is the Analogue Solutions Leipzig-k keyboard, but this one has only 2 oscillators