Posts Tagged ‘future sounds’

Modular synth makers Plan B has a new digital oscillator capable of some cool sounds. Sonicstate has made a video presetation by inventor Pillip Gallo from the WinterNAMM 2009:

Part 1

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Dave Smith Instruments Evolver is a great little monosynth

I found a nice video on Youtube that demonstrates the interesting results you can achieve with the DSI Evolver:

Here’s a smart Youtube tip: add “&fmt=18” at the end of the video url and you’ve got a stereo version of the video! I’m not sure if this applies to every video.. Check the difference in sound quality of the above video by listening to the mono version here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3pmbFASgj4

As you can hear, the stereo version is a lot better. With the DSI Evolver you can make some very interesting stereo sounds, and it’s probably one of the most inspiring synths to program if you’re after some nice evolving sounds.

There exists an alternative manual for Evolver, its called The Definitive Guide to Evolver. It’s made by Anu Kirk and can be downloaded from this location:

http://www.carbon111.com/evolverguide.pdf

Evolver resources on the net:

Does anyboy know other resources on the Evolver? Please post a comment..

I stumbled across a brilliant post on Synthopia, a video showing a demo of the project the Sound of Touch. The instrument is made by David Merrill at MIT and is based on using a contact microphone and DSP to record and manipulate the sounds. I’m glad to see that there’s still some good ideas out there. Just wish I could do something like that..

More aboute the project on this link
See some of David Merrillis other projects

Check out this cool video of Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones playing the Fairlight CMI.
This beautiful synth / sampler / sequencer / music system was revolutionary in the late 70’s / early 80’s. Even now the Fairlight system looks and sounds very futuristic and cool.

Now Fairlight makes an audio controller, the Xynergy.
The Fairlight history.
Other cool Fairlight videos on YouTube:
Greg Sneddon demos the fairlight
Peter Gabriel also used this expensive synth to sample ethnical sounds