A workshop with Dieter Doepfer will be held at Musikhaus Hieber Lindberg in Munich on Saturday, November 15th. The modular system A-100 will be the central topic, Dieter will touch on many modules, explaining their musical function. And there’ll be a general discussion to round off the program.
Electronic Sound, a UK magazine app about electronic music, is now available on all tablets and smartphones, and can be read on desktop computers too. The title is also launching a new technical section, focusing on accessible and fun reviews of kit and tutorials for the keen synthesist.
Electronic Sound launched in March 2013 exclusively on the iPad and soon found a voracious international audience for its high quality mix of contemporary and heritage electronic music coverage. And now people with Android tablets, Android phones and iPhones can also enjoy the magazine.
Last year, Arturia has succeeded in producing a complete, excellently sounding analog synth with step-sequencer and CV-panel – the MicroBrute! Now, there’s the limited MicroBrute SE Edition. For each style, its MicroBrute SE color! Discover the new re-editions: pure white, electric blue or pastel orange.
Although already more than 10 years on the market, and thus well beyond its electronic teens, the KS-synthesizer family is still good for a lot of surprises. Novation KS4, KS5, KSrack ans the little K-Station are high-class sound- and performance-tools. Released in 2003, they were ment to be a good alternative to the Clavia NordLead and Access Virus. But in fact the concepts of these instruments are quite different. To be specific, the Novation KS-synthesizer is a comprehensive performance tool, containing a 4-part synth engine, an arpeggiator and drum sounds! The character of the synth sounds is typical for the late 90s and early years of the new millenium: Techno!
Isn’t it great when classical synths have been upgraded with lovingly handcrafted interfaces? Steven Thomas – the guy behind the little company Digitana Electronics – has gone to great lengths to extend the possibilities of the legedary EMS synthesizers with new interfaces that can be connected directly to MIDI, CV/Gate or to the greater modular world (Matrix interface).
To tell the truth, I’ve stolen the expression DELUXE from someone else. I stumbled over the idea that the MFB Dominion 1 synthesizer should actually be called “Dominion Deluxe” while reading a short description on the Schneiders Büro website. And Andreas Schneider kindly gave me permission to spread this idea among our faithful readers. So the new MFB offspring will now be called DELUXE – a noble attribute it well deserves.
Various instruments and accessories for sale. Analog, digital, hybrid synthesizers, drum machines, effects pedals, keyboards, etc. Some rarities, too, some true collectors items. All prices in Euros, excl. shipping costs. For reservations, or in case there are any questions: contact info is below …
|Casio||VZ-1||Phase-Distortion Synthesizer with frequency modulation, display is very dark (sadly)||Various cartridges + power cord||
|EDP||Wasp Deluxe||Very good condition, rare (only approx. 100 built)||PSU||
|EML||101||Rare 3-VCO semi-modular synthesizer à la ARP-2600, runs on 220 Volt, good condition||
|GEM / Generalmusic||S2 Turbo||Delicious digital synth, real-time controllers, excellent display||Case + sound discs + power cord||
|GEM / Generalmusic||Equinox Pro-88||Workstation with 88-key (hammer action)||Power cord||
|Kawai||K4||Digital synth with famous Jan-Hammer choir sound||PSU + softcase (bag)|
After presenting the new Stereoping hardware controllers we take a closer look at the K3 programmer and its operation. First, the Kawai K3 must be set to “SysEx Receiving” mode > master menu parameter 44 / value 5 (with the Korg DW-8000 this would be parameter 82 / value 2). Well, that’s it! Now the K3 reacts to every knob you tweak …
Connect an external sequencer / computer to the programmer’s MIDI IN port for additional tweaking support. Data is merged and sent directly to the K3.
Stereoping released 6 new synthesizer hardware-controller. Great tools for uncomplicating, direct access to your instruments. The controllers are available as DIY kits at a price of 238 Euros (+ shipping) per kit. You need to contribute your own power supply, but this shouldn’t be a problem. The hardware is great, the knobs feel masculine. Connection to the synth is done – as usual – via MIDI.
This synthesizer looks beautiful! It’s a new hybrid polysynth “made in Britain”, a modern-day musical instrument with a sizeable number of notable new features — notably replicating content to a cloud-based platform for file sharing. “modulus.002 is the first serious pro synthesiser for a long, long time” is what people say. “It represents a no-compromise approach to modern-day synthesis” …
At a price of £2995 (3795 Euros) the modulus.002 costs approx. the same as the ultra-desirable John Bowen Solaris. At first glance, the modulus.002 appears to be a mixture of Solaris, Alesis Andromeda and Radikal Technologies Accelerator. But, of course, it’s an instrument of its own!