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galileo organ 2 now available – synthtopia

yonac software has introduced galileo organ 2, a new version of their tonewheel and transistor organ modeling ios app.the app offers 17 different organ types, three individually configurable manuals, scanner vibrato/chorus emulation, newly designed rotary cabinet & tube amp ...




how to build a diy eurorack modular synthesizer case

here's a quick look at how you can build a diy eurorack modular synth c...




casio mourns passing of co-founder kazuo kashio

kazuo kashio, one of the four brothers who founded the consumer electronics and synthesizer manufacturer, casio compute...




that time behringer sued dave smith instruments & 20 gearslutz users for a quarter of a million dollars – synthtopia

music group head uli behringercreate digital music’s peter kirn today reported that music group – the philippines-based holding company that owns behringer, midas and other music tech brands – recently sued dave smith instruments, a dsi employee and 20 anonymous gearslutz users for libel.behringer/music group sued over forum users calling behringer’s products ‘copies’ and ‘knockoffs’, among other things.the company’s complaint, filed in june of 2017, asks for $250,000 in damages, plus punitive damages and court costs. the documents are available at the court’s site.one of the gearslutz comments the company complained about suggests that behringer’s 6-in-1 cable tester, left in the photo below, ‘looks like a blatant co...




symplesound and carma studio join forces with synthwave for roland system-8 – synthtopia

carma studio and symplesound have announced the release of synthwave for system-8, a collection of 96 presets for both the roland system-8 and roland cloud software synthesizers.this first collaboration between symplesound and carma studio (aka acclaimed sound designer francis preve and sample library legend jim stout) is available as a single bundle for multiple products.synthwave builds on the “iconic” sound of the jupiter-8 and juno 106, bringing the sounds of the 80s and early 90s to roland’s system-8 supersynth. created for music-making in genres ranging from retronica/ synthwave to indie chill to future funk and intelligent trap, the synthwave pack also includes an additional 32 presets that utilize the system-8’s aira engine. ...




symplesound and carma studio join forces with synthwave for roland system-8 – synthtopia

carma studio and symplesound have announced the release of synthwave for system-8, a collection of 96 presets for both the roland system-8 and roland cloud software synthesizers. this first collaboration between symplesound and carma studio (aka acclaimed sound designer francis preve and sample library legend jim stout) is available as a single bundle for multiple products.synthwave builds on the “iconic” sound of the jupiter-8 and juno 106, bringing the sounds of the 80s and early 90s to roland’s system-8 supersynth. created for music-making in genres ranging from retronica/ synthwave to indie chill to future funk and intelligent trap, the synthwave pack also includes an additional 32 presets that utilize the system-8’s aira engine....




casio mourns passing of co-founder kazuo kashio – synthtopia

kazuo kashio, one of the four brothers who founded the consumer electronics and synthesizer manufacturer, casio computer co., has died at age 89, the company said earlier today.mr. kashio, who was chairman and served previously as president, died at a tokyo hospital on monday of aspiration pneumonia.a wall street journal article credits mr. kashio with making the calculator a ubiquitous product through casio mini. he also helped popularize the g-shock watch, which had its commercial debut in 1983.kazuo kashio succeeded his older brother tadao, who served as casio’s second president. the first president was the brothers’ father.the kashio...




pittsburgh modular microvolt 3900 synthesizer review – synthtopia

in the latest sonic lab video, nick batt takes a look at the new pittsburgh modular microvolt synthesizer.the microvolt was introduced at the 2018 namm show, but just started shipping.features:voltage controlled west coast style wavefolder.switchable harmonically rich sine wave.external preamp with independent 30x gain and output level controls.classic pittsburgh modular low pass filter with extended resonance....




elektron intros vintage keys sound library for the analog four mkii – synthtopia

elektron has release a new sound library, vintage keys, for the analog four mkii.the library is compatible with the original analog four and analog keys, but may sound slightly different, since it was created with the mkii.here’s what they have to say about it:remember when you were nine, and laying on the couch, desperately trying not to fall asleep so you could catch the end of that weird sci-fi flick your parents let you stay up to watch, but failing miserably. slowly fading into a surreal hypnagogic hallucination, colors blurring together, disjointed lines of dialog bouncing around your head, ...




how to build a diy eurorack modular synthesizer case – synthtopia

in his latest video, dave mech takes a look at how to build a diy eurorack case.his design is inspired by the bastl instruments rumburack 2.0, and he’s shared the details via ...




beyond music & art – creating a diy midi instrument – synthtopia

in this video, timbre farm profiles nick demopoulos, a brooklyn-based guitarist that diy’s custom electronic instruments.in the video, demopoulos discusses the evolution of his smomid (string modeling midi device) – a custom guitar midi instrument. he also talks about the maker movement and the drive for making a custom instrument. video summary:it was summer 2013, at the paper box in brooklyn, new york city. my friends had just finished their gig at a low key weekday music event called pumped up, and we stepped out for some fresh air. by the time we got back inside, the next act was up. we were greeted by flashing lights, bleeps, bloops and a sound that resembled the “pungi”, a flute like instrument used by indian snake charmers. th...




kyle dixon & michael stein on scoring ‘stranger things’ – synthtopia

this video, via vanity fair, features composers kyle dixon and michael stein, talking about their work for the netflix sci fi show stranger things. the duos discuss how their early work led to the directors approaching them to score the show. they also talk about the bigge...




mariana trench feedback delay network card for z-dsp – synthtopia

developer christophe duquesne shared this experimental demo of his mariana trench, a fdn card for the tiptop audio z-dsp.sound source: two z3000 oscillators. one with fm’d sine wave the other one with the modulator’s square wave that is pulse width modulated by a third z3000. mixed in tiptop mixz and after that run through z2040 vcf/vca controlled by a pair of z4000 vcadsrs.sequenced with tiptop’s circadian rhythms, z8000, trigger riot and a quantizer (transposed by verbos touch keyboard).here’s what he has to say about the card:feedback delay networks (fdns) are built around multiple delays, which are connected to their inputs, thanks to a feedback matrix designed for...




brooklyn synth expo & stompbox exhibit attracts largest crowd ever – synthtopia

the brooklyn synth expo & stompbox exhibit, held june 9-10, attracted thousands of visitors to check out the latest gear from over 80 synth manufacturers.organizers say that around 2,500 musicians attended and that “tens of thousands of knobs were twisted”. the event has more than doubled in size from a few years ago, when it attracted about 1,000 musicians.here’s a walkthrough of the expo, via tone vibes:organizer paolo de gre...




stephen hawking memorialized by vangelis – synthtopia

the vangelis tribute to stephen hawking was shared at his memorial service and beamed into space.as part of the memorial ceremonies for stephen hawking (8 january 1942 – 14 march 2018), the european space agency beamed a message of peace into space, featuring the music of pioneering synthesist vangelis and the words of hawking.vangelis, who wrote music for blade runner and chariots of fire as well as the cosmos: a personal voyage scientific documentary series, crafted the six-minute tribute piece; it features a message ...




novation circuit mono station gets free update – here’s what’s new – synthtopia

novation today released a free update for the circuit mono station sequencer and synth.circuit mono station v1.2 adds some powerful sequencing features, tighter integration for modular gear, the ability to create widely evolving musical sequence sand new expressive capabilities.here’s what’s new:patch flip – create unique sequences with different presets and automation per step. using patch flip, circuit mono station can also be used as a fully-analogue drum synthesizer.modular gear – you can now program notes into the mod seq page to independently control your modular and cv gear with new pitch and gate control via the cv/gate output....




ableton loop is coming to the us for the first time – here’s what to expect – synthtopia

ableton this week opened registration for loop 2018, which will be held this fall for the first time in the united states.loop, ableton’s annual summit for music makers, is scheduled for november 9 – 11, 2018 in los angeles. the three previous events have been held in berlin.loop offers three days of talks, performances, hands-on workshops and studio sessions aimed at sharing ideas on music, technology and creative practice.we talked with craig schuftan, the program lead for loop 2018, who gave us a preview of what to expect at the first loop in the western hemisphere.elisabeth mclaury lewin, synthtopia: for its first three years of existence, the loop summit was in berlin. this year, you’re moving the conference to los angeles. what w...




corsynth c110 2044 vcf offers classic analog filter sound in 5u – synthtopia

corsynth has introduced the c110 2044 vcf, a 5u four-pole low-pass filter, based on the classic filter ssm2044.the original ssm2044 chip helped to define the sound of a variety of vintage synths, including the korg mono / poly , korg polysix , korg trident, ppg wave 2.2 and 2.3 and the emu emulator i.the c110 is designed using the new reissued ssi2144 ic. it is an updated version of the original ssm2044 that offers lower noise. it’s the same chip used in the new dsi prophet x. see our interview with sound semiconductor founder dan parks for more info on their chips.like many filters, the ssm2044 suffer from gain loss when the resonance is increased. the corsynth c110 includes an especially designed circuit co correct ...




22 ways to use a make noise maths eurorack module – synthtopia

the latest loopop video takes a look at 22 ways you can use a make noise maths eurorack module and why it’s one of the most popular eurorack modules made.video summary:maths sounds complicated and if you’ve heard some of the terms used to describe it – an analog computer, a function generator and various other quadratic equations, it may seem a bit intimidating, but overall, it has three core components: attentuverters, a mixer and slew rate limiters.it is however the combination of these things, which a few bonus features, that makes maths such a versatile module.22 ways to use a make noise maths eurorack module1. audio level control (for example, to reduce eurorack audio levels to line level)2. a simple voltage generator3. mod depth ...




new sound library, auras, designed for mpe – synthtopia

slate + ash have introducedauras, a new sound library for kontakt that’s designed with midi polyphonic expression (mpe) in mind.slate + ash have previously created custom sounds for johann johannson’s arrival soundtrack and geoff barrow and ben salisbury’s score for annihilation.here’s what they have to say about auras:auras is a sample library for ni kontakt* that explores the realm of musical sounds that are formless or undefinable in nature, encouraging exploration of texture and movement through performance. *requires full version of kontaktshape and control these soni...