100SILEX, de 0 à 100 s: Synthesis
1517 THE MUTANT MACHINE Dynamic Analog Percussion Engine
MICROCONTROLLER FREE ANALOG PERCUSSION SYNTHESIS unique Inverter Core oscillators form the MEMBRANE. Each analog oscillator has three waveforms to select from capable of synthesizing everything from heavy-hitting bassdrums to classic 909-style snares and other complex timbres modular design gives the Machine many auxiliary purposes, great for modular sound design of many varieties, and not just percussion the SNAPPY section is comprised of a voltage controlled noise oscillator, for modelling the noisy part of drum timbres both MEMBRANE and SNAPPY elements have an external input for replacing the built-in sound sources, opening up many avenues of possibility 13 control voltage and audio inputs, for a fully modular drum experience 7 audio and CV/gate outputs for maximum integration with other modules dedicated outputs for each WAVE and NOISE oscillator mean you can use the Machine as a complex VCO in your system, when not synthesizing percussion WAVEFORM SCANNING FEATURE GENERATES COMPLEX TIMBRES the MEMBRANE’s waveforms can be scanned through automatically by the wavescanner’s voltage controlled clock generator, or an external clock or VCO can be used SCAN FREQ CV forms a unique form of timbre control, making the Machine act like a complex oscillator at its WAVES output the ENABLE input allows you to gate the wavescanner on and off with a CV or gate signal ARCHITECTURE OF THE MACHINE The Mutant Machine is a dynamic analog instrument capable of generating a wide palette of sounds, ranging from various forms of analog percussion to complex drones and oscillations. To achieve this, the Machine features two synthesis sections which are summed together at the final output: MEMBRANE and SNAPPY. Like the other Mutant Drums, the MEMBRANE and SNAPPY circuits began their mutation as classic analog percussion techniques and have been reimagined for 21st century modular synthesis. The MEMBRANE forms the main body of the sound by way of two analog VCOs, and the SNAPPY section further adds to the timbre by contributing noisy elements to the mix. A noisy CLICK which occurs at the beginning of the SNAPPY sound can have its volume adjusted independent of the main decaying SNAPPY texture. The waveforms which make up the MEMBRANE can be selected manually by button press, or the WAVESCANNER can be used to automatically scan through the available analog waveforms. By modulating the frequency through which waves are scanned, unique, complex sounds are created. Experimentation is encouraged by the many modulation inputs and outputs available to you. The Machine features 8 CV and gate inputs for modulation as well as two external audio inputs, for bringing other modules into the Machine’s core. There are many audio outputs for maximum versatility, allowing you to use the Machine to create drones and alien timbres for use elsewhere in the modular analog system.
http://www.hexinverter.net/mutant-machine

1419 ModularSynthesis - Buchla 208
MOTM, analog synthesizer, modular, keyboard, DIY
http://www.modularsynthesis.com/roman/buchla208/208spss.htm

1417 ModularSynthesis - Buchla 208
MOTM, analog synthesizer, modular, keyboard, DIY
http://www.modularsynthesis.com/roman/buchla208/208spss.htm

1345 Ken Stone s Modular Synthesizer
Descriptions of the various modules in a home built music synthesizer. electronics, modular, diy, d.i.y., synthesizer, kit, music, audio, synthesiser, ken stone, lowrey, organ
http://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/cgs10_pedal.html

1321 Derivative TouchDesigner 077
TouchDesigner is a visual development platform that equips you with the tools you need to create stunning realtime projects and rich user experiences. real-time animation, realtime animation, realtime 3D, visual synthesis, real time synthesizer, 3D visualizer sequencer,music visual syncronization, live performance, interactive artworks, art,media artist, media art, MIDI, animation, VJ, DJ, visual jockey, video jockey, interactive music video.
http://www.derivative.ca/

1133 Shutterdown Blog: General Archives
Meeting: Pittsburgh Modular By Antisa on September 30, 2011 12:37 AM | No Comments Tonight we got to play in the basement studio of Pittsburgh's very own modular synth Stradivari - tucked away on unassuming Pocusset Street in Squirrel Hill. Headed by local Richard Nicol, Pittsburgh Modular is fast becoming a contender in the world market of modular synthesizers - supplying analog enthusiasts in the US, Europe and Australia (and possibly elsewhere, but I got too distracted by the beautiful glowing oscillators)... Interest in Pittsburgh Modular is picking up speed - and it's no wonder. The modules are as pretty as they are solidly built. Nicol, who now shares design and manufacturing duties with Thomas O'Connor (Australia) and Scott Swartz (USA), had moved away from producing electronic sounds digitally, in part, because analog is more fun. "The key to modular synthesis is that its captivatingly fun," he says. "After playing with it for 5 minutes, you get sucked into its world... and the next thing you know, you've created something new."
http://shutterdownmusic.com/a/archive/general/

1078 The Modular Synth
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, before your local music shop was packed with the latest digital synths, even before the early analogue monosynths, if you wanted a synthesizer you had to make it yourself. Modular synthesis is not in itself a different type of synthesis, but refers to the fact that a synth would be built up from individual components (modules) , which would be linked together (patched) in a configuration decided by the person doing the building. Compared with today's 'plug and play' synths which come with 100's of presets, GM soundsets, etc, this has the obvious disadvantage that 'recalling' a preset can only be done if your synth is patched together in exactly the same way every time and every controller has to be manually set to the same parameter. However, the big advantage of Modular synthesis, of course, is that, providing you have the right components, you can build practically anything you want, without being constrained by the 'hardwired' configurations of modern factory built synthesizers. The Pulsar/Scope Modular synth, like any other Modular 'soft synth' brings together the advantages of both Modular synths and modern factory built synths. Modular configurations can be saved as patches for total recall later on, and each patch can contain any number of presets, again for later recall. Furthermore, with a software modular, you can re-use each component as many times as you wish within one patch, you never run out of cables, you don't have to dedicate a whole room to the synth and the modules never suffer from physical damage. What's more, each parameter can be controlled by MIDI so parameter changes can be recorded into your sequencer in real-time.
http://www.modularsynth.co.uk/themodularsynth.shtml

1014 Nord Modular Tips & Tricks
synth clavia Nord Modular & Micro Modular V3.03 tips & tricks Welcome to the Nord Modular and Micro Modular 'tips and tricks' section! The workshops of this section are created by a very skilled Nord Modular user: Rob Hordijk. On the 'tips and tricks' pages you will find various information regarding sound synthesis techniques. With every topic comes a workshop where you can follow the practical, non-mathematical, musician-oriented examples. The patches are kept as simple as possible showing only the basic connections. So it's up to you to color the tone to your liking, add modulation, etc., thus turning them into musically useful patches. Occasionally there might be a 'professional' patch as a bonus. If you have a Nord Modular or Nord MicroModular synthesizer you can download the example patches directly from the workshops into the Modular Editor V3.03 program and your synth and play with them. Just click on the patch image to download the actual patch to your Modular. If you do not have a Nord Modular you can download the Modular Editor V3.03 software here and check out the patches visually. Another very skilled Nord Modular/G2 user - Roland Kuit - has made the E-Book "SoundLab". This book covers synthesis techniques from A-Z, history of electronic music and composing techniques. For more info about the SoundLab E-Book, please visit: http://rolandkuit.blogspot.com/Topics available: Basics of sound synthesis on the Nord Modular This extensive section describes the basics of synthesis. (By Rob Hordijk) Basic synthesis Oscillator synchronisation This topic covers hardsync, softsync, FM-sync and VOSIM, a special application of sync. (By Rob Hordijk) Sync workshop Frequency Modulation This topic covers different types of FM, like linear FM, Phase Modulation and fixed formant FM. (By Rob Hordijk) FM Workshop Using the delay module It's too short for echos, but it's a valuable tool that can be used in a variety of ways, creating both sound effects as well as physical models of plucked string sounds and resonant bodies. (By Rob Hordijk) Delay Module Workshop Using logic modules Mastering those yellow connections. (By Rob Hordijk) Logic Workshop
http://www.clavia.se/nordmodular/Modularzone/index.html#SyncWorkshop

1010 PowerFX Vocaloid 2 Sweet Ann
Yamaha’s Vocaloid technology has now been upgraded to version 2 and Sweet Ann, from PowerFX, is the first virtual singer based on the new release. So just how much further forward have Yamaha moved their intriguing vocal synthesis technology? software, review, PowerFX, Vocaloid 2, Sweet Ann, Singing Synthesis, PC, John Walden, Yamaha, Vocaloid, technology, virtual singer, vocal synthesis, real-time, VST Instrument
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan08/articles/sweetann.htm

1007 Advanced Programming Techniques for Modular Synthesizers / Nord Modular
1 Introduction 1.1 The Purpose of this Document 1.2 Acknowledgements 2 Oscillator Waveform Modification 2.1 Sync 2.2 Frequency Modulation Techniques 2.3 Wave Shaping 2.4 Vector Synthesis 2.5 Wave Sequencing 2.6 Audio-Rate Crossfading 2.7 Wave Terrain Synthesis 2.8 VOSIM 2.9 FOF Synthesis 2.10 Granular Synthesis 3 Filter Techniques 3.1 Resonant Filters as Oscillators 3.2 Serial and Parallel Filter Techniques 3.3 Audio-Rate Filter Cutoff Modulation 3.4 Adding Analog Feel 3.5 Wet Filters 4 Noise Generation 4.1 White Noise 4.2 Brown Noise 4.3 Pink Noise 4.4 Pitched Noise 5 Percussion 5.1 Bass Drum Synthesis 5.2 Snare Drum Synthesis 5.3 Synthesis of Gongs, Bells and Cymbals 5.4 Synthesis of Hand Claps 6 Additive Synthesis 6.1 What is Additive Synthesis? 6.2 Resynthesis 6.3 Group Additive Synthesis 6.4 Morphing 6.5 Transients 6.7 Which Oscillator to Use 7 Physical Modeling 7.1 Introduction to Physical Modeling 7.2 The Karplus-Strong Algorithm 7.3 Tuning of Delay Lines 7.4 Delay Line Details 7.5 Physical Modeling with Digital Waveguides 7.6 String Modeling 7.7 Woodwind Modeling 7.8 Related Links 8 Speech Synthesis and Processing 8.1 Vocoder Techniques 8.2 Speech Synthesis 8.3 Pitch Tracking 9 Using the Logic Modules 9.1 Complex Logic Functions 9.2 Flipflops, Counters other Sequential Elements 9.3 Asynchronous Elements 9.4 Arpeggiation 10 Algorithmic Composition 10.1 Chaos and Fractal Music 10.2 Cellular Automata 10.3 Cooking Noodles 11 Reverb and Echo Effects 11.1 Synthetic Echo and Reverb 11.2 Short-Time Reverb 11.3 Low-Fidelity Echo and Reverb 12 Distortion Effects 12.1 Distortion using Nonlinearities 12.2 Multiband Distortion 12.3 Polynomial Distortion 12.4 Distortion using Time-Variant Systems 13 Frequency and Pitch Shifting 13.1 Frequency Shifting 13.2 Pitch Shifting 14 Spatialization 15 Emulating Classic Synths 15.1 General Guidelines 15.2 Yamaha DX7 15.3 Octave Cat 15.4 ARP Odyssey 15.5 Casio 15.6 Hallsey Mark 1 and 2 15.7 Other Emulations
http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~clark/nordmodularbook/nm_book_toc.html

941 Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook: Analog Synthesizer Programming
Analog synthesizer programming, sound analysis, and universal patch book synthesizer programming, analog, analogue, synthesizer, synthesiser, programming, patch, book, sound, softsynth, oscillator, synth, harmonics, fourier, analysis, frequency,
http://www.synthesizer-cookbook.com/index.html

918 The SOS Guide To Choosing A Modular Synth
No longer the preserve of men in laboratories or capes, the modular synth business is thriving, and it’s now easier to go modular than ever before. Read on and we’ll show you how... modular synth. Cwejman, Tiptop Audio, Synthesis Technology, Doepfer, Livewire Electronics, Blacet, Metalbox, Modcan, Cynthia, The Harvestman, Sythesizers.com, Curetronic, Analogue Systems, Analogue Solutions, Technosaurus, PAiA, Plan B, Buchla
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr09/articles/goingmodular.htm

899 DIY musician and Modular Synth accessories. Analogue Solutions - Concussor modular synthesiser
Electronic Music Accessories. concussor, Concussor, CONCUSSOR, EMIS, Doepfer A-100, A100, Analogue Systems Integrator, Phoenix modular, TR909, TR808 drum machines, percussion, voices, electronic drums, simmons, pearl syncussion sy1, RS, RS200, MIDI interface for Mac, MIDI interface for Pc, digital audio card, PCI, Cubase VST, MIDI Thru box, MIDI Merge box, MIDI switcher, USB MIDI interface, CO2, MIDIman, midiman, sync box, analog sequencer, analogue sequencer, synths, synthesizers, drum machines, MIDI-CV converters, convertors, nord modular, waldorf microwavem waldorf pulse, kenton electronics, MIDI to trigger, sample CD, Yamaha, SCI, Oberheim, ladder filter, moog filter, bass drum, kick drum, hihat, cymbal, tom drum, clap, rimshot, clave, maracas, fame, f.a.m.e., analogue heaven, hyperreal, sync 24, din sync, vco, vcf, vca, envelope generator, filter, low pass, resonance, lfo, ring modulation
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/diy.htm

882 Dave Smith Evolver
Dave Smith, creator of the Prophet 5 and Wavestation, moved into software synthesis in the '90s, but now he's back with what he calls 'the ultimate dongle' — a hardware analogue and digital synth. We find out if he's still evolving... Dave Smith Sequential
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb03/articles/davesmithevolver.asp

865 Evolver.html
Just Beautiful! What an amazing instrument! The DSI Evolver has the signature "old school" timbre down pat as well as being able to provide digital timbres reminiscent of the Waldorf Q. There's certainly a "rougher" side available as well with all the feedback implementation and controled distortion. Being able to make PM type plucked and blown sounds is just icing on the cake. Dave Smith should be commended for a job well done. Just have a look at the Panel Layout to get a taste of what this beauty can dish out - the controls are pretty much laid out in the form of a signal path graphic. Be sure to visit Dave Smith's Website! Evolver Sound Examples There are a lot of demos of the Evolver on the web showcasing the gutsy harsh sounds of this beast so I decided to post demos of some of my own patches as examples of the "softer" more "vintage" side of the Evolver's timbre. I make no apologies for these unpolished recordings - these are merely sound samples ;) Resonant Plucked Pad This pad shows some of the rich resonant nature of the filter. Soft Lead This is a simple analog brass lead patch. FM Pad A fun patch with lots of motion made using my "Audio-rate Filter FM" programming tip below. Warm Pad A nice bland-vanilla pad ^_^ What can I say? I love pads... For more MP3 demos showing the full gamut of sounds the Evolver and Polyevolver are capable of, please visit the excellent website of Stefan Trippler! The Definitive Guide to Evolver This rather in-depth guide to the Evolver goes places and does things a mere manual can't. This labor-of-love was crafted by Anu Kirk and with his kind permission, I am offering this fantastic resource right here in PDF format! A much smaller version (400K) is here but it dosen't have internal hyperlinks. Programming Tips Here's a fun repository of programming tips for the Evolver in all its incarnations. Please email me if you would like to add some. Fingered Wave Sequence Submitted by Dave Bryce. This brilliant technique has to be heard to be believed! Plus, its one of those cool things unique to the Evolver! This particular tip is so full of detailed information that it gets its own page! Audio-rate Filter FM Submitted by James Maier. Use the "Audio Mod" parameter in the Filter section to frequency-modulate the cutoff with the analog oscillator. Add resonance until the filter is just on the edge of oscillation then mod the cutoff with just a little triangle LFO set at a very slow speed. Amazing moving chorusing pad and lead sounds can be made this way. Fatter Bass/Pad Sounds Submitted by Mike Peake. Set the same sound in both channels (detuned saws, for instance). With the filters at the 24dB setting, increasing resonance cuts the passband as on the Moog filters. Set Envelope 3 to minimum attack, maximum decay and release, and sustain to maximum. This "creates" an offset, a continuous "on" signal while the keys are gated. Modulate one filters' resonance up (just one), or of the overall resonance level is high, us it to modulate one filters' resonance to its minimum. You get the resonant character plus the size of the non-resonant filter. Use Tri and Sine waves on that side too. "Warmer" Sounds Submitted by James Maier. The Evolver can make many ultra-bright and buzzy sounds due to its extensive feedback and distortion stages but sometimes people miss the subtler side of the beast. For a warmer sound use little or no distortion, close the filter just a bit and turn off the feedback and delay lines. I've managed to get dead-on Prophet5 timbres this way. Adding "Punch" Submitted by Mike Peake. Set the envelopes to linear, and use a Mod to modulate AmpEnv All by itself (lin through log responses with positive and negative self-modulation). This is of course fun on the filter envelopes as well. More Vintage Character Submitted by Mike Peake. Oscillator Slop, set at 5, doesn't come close to the Moog and other old-timer movement, so add slight (1 or 2) LFO to pitch modulations, with individual LFOs per oscillator, and a touch of LFO to LFO rate modulation. A tad of Envelope 3 to pitch helps as well. Don't miss out on the 12dB filter setting Submitted by Mike Peake. The 24dB setting has much more resonance, but the 12dB setting can sound nice and plucky, and do nice slightly fuzzy pads etc. DSI Evolver Waveshape Charts Below are charts I've assembled of the digital waveforms and their spectra as currently used in the DSI Evolver synthesizers. Originally these waves were unique to the SCI ProphetVS vector synth. I find these waveform/spectra graphics really usefull when programming sounds - maybe you will as well. Pay special attention to the spectra as this info is sometimes much more useful than waveshape in determining actual timbre - even before you hear what the waveform sounds like. These are designed to be downloaded (right-click & "save target as"), and printed at 300dpi on 8.5" x 11" pages - don't resize these images before printing or you will lose useful detail. Use them as a handy refrence. This information was cobbled together from various scattered sources (with very special thanks to Achim Gratz!). Any errors or omissions are my own. ^_^ HAVE FUN!!! Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 As far as the origin of these waves is concerned, one of the original VS engineers, Chris Meyer, said: "The original waves for the VS were created three ways - extracting single-cycles from sampled sounds, using a custom additive synthesis program, and using a program Josh (Josh Jeffe, another VS engineer) slapped together called "Hacker" where you could draw the waveshape. These were fed straight from the computer through the filter and VCA of a Pro-One to figure out what they might sound like in a patch. And by the way, no PPG waveforms appear inside the VS - we had access to them, but in the end our consciences got the better of us. We did steal some waveforms from the Korg DW6000, but only by looking at the harmonic drawings on the front panel and trying to imitate them in our additive synthesis program." Modulation Matrix "Cheat Sheet" This chart shows all the modulation routing available on the Evolver. This same info is available in the manual but this can be printed on a single sheet of paper as a handy refrence! Evolver Wallpaper These I created just for fun and desktop "beautification" ;) 1280 X 1024 1024 X 768 800 X 600
http://www.carbon111.com/evolver.html

812 ED102 - Octave-Volts-Hertz
The ED102 borrows heavily from the Korg MS-02â„¢ although it was developed independently of Korg Inc. Korg and MS-02 are the trademarks of Korg Inc. Among presently available music synthesizers, there are two different types of control system used for controlling devices such as the VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) and VCF (voltage controlled filter). These two systems been: Hertz/Volt (Hz/V) and Octave/Volt (Oct/V). The graph to the left shows the relationship between the VCO oscillator frequency (pitch) and the control voltage (keyboard output voltage). The straight line on the graph is from a synthesizer in which there is a one octave change for every one volt change in the control voltage (Oct/V). In contrast, the curved line on the graph is the control voltage from a synthesizer in which the VCO frequency is proportional to voltage (Hz/V system). To allow these systems to work together you will need a module like this ED102. The built-in, fully adjustable log amp and anti-log amp ensure complete system flexibility and compatibility between any presently voltage controlled synthesiser. The Hz/V system In the Hz/V system, the VCO oscillator frequency is proportional to the control voltage so that, for example, if the frequency of a VCO increases by 100Hz for every volt applied, then applying 1V, 2V and 3V to this VCO would generate 100Hz, 200Hz and 300Hz respectively. The Oct/V system In the Oct/V system the VCO oscillator frequency changes one octave for every one volt change in the control voltage so that, for example, 1V, 2V and 3V to a VCO would generate 200Hz, 400Hz and 800Hz respectively. Features and Functions Log Amp: This changes a Hz/V type keyboard CV (control voltage) output into an OCT/V type of CV. Use the Log Amp to change the control signal from, say, a Korg or Yamaha synthesiser into a signal you can use with another type of synthesizer. Antilog Amp: This changes an OCT/V type of keyboard CV output into a Hz/V type of CV. Use this Antilog Amp when you want to control, say, a Korg synthesiser by means of a unit that uses the OCT/V system.
http://www.elby-designs.com/panther/ed102-octave-volts-hertz/ed102.htm

810 synthesizer-cookbook
Analog synthesizer programming, sound analysis, and universal patch book analog, analogue, synthesizer, synthesiser, programming, patch, book, sound, softsynth, oscillator, synth, harmonics, fourier, analysis, frequency, synthesizer programming
http://www.synthesizer-cookbook.com/

761 Midi Software - Synth Zone
MIDI Sequencing SoftwareAnvil Studio Anvil Studio is a MIDI and audio sequencer and is free software for Windows users. Building Blocks Building Blocks for Windows is a multifunctional MIDI application / modular sequencer, that allows you to build custom controller remapping, LFO's, arpeggiators, autochords, drum and note sequences, echoes etc. Busker A Windows score editor and player that has Yamaha style support. 1000s of Yamaha styles can be downloaded for free. Another great music software tool from Jos Maas. Cakewalk Sonar Windows & Mac sequencer now with integrated midi and audio. Sonar demo available. For other Cakewalk resources see Synth Zone's Cakewalk Page Cubase - Steinberg Featuring integrated midi & audio package Cubase VST For more info & related links see Synth Zone's Cubase Links Cursed Sequencer Open Source sequencer for Windows and Linux. Digital Performer MOTU presents Digital Performer for the Mac, a complete digital audio and MIDI production environment. Competitive upgrades available. See the new Digital Performer mailing list. Ditty Ditty is a freeware MIDI sequencer for Windows aimed at assisting piano practice. Easybeat Mac MIDI sequencing software from Uni Software Plus. Features include a software GM wavetable synth. Energy XT Energy XT is Windows sequencer/composer software. Fl Studio Windows application that provides easy to use yet powerful MIDI/digital audio sequencing and looping tools. Intuem Mac OSX MIDI sequencer that provides a variable-tempo system and a simple way to transform a real, human, performance into a sequence where bars and beats actually have meaning. Time restricted version available to download. Jammer - Soundtrek Jammer for Windows provides a 256 Track MIDI sequencer with built in studio musicians. A very useful program for creating arrangements & drum tracks with assistance from the software. Also check the Yahoo Jammer Group. JUMP A highly streamlined Windows MIDI sequencer, designed to help you compose music Jazzware - Jazz++ Windows & Linux open source MIDI sequencer with audio support. If you need a MIDI sequencer you really should check it out. Logic Pro Audio Apple's MIDI & audio solution for the Mac. For Emagic product support see the Emagic Legacy pages at Apple. For related information see Emagic Users Page with resources & mailing list for Emagic products, the Logic Users' Net which includes Mac related info, and the Powerkeys "Learning Logic" web site. SwiftKick provides and archive for the Logic Users' Group environments. Editors, MIDI processors etc. are available. Omega Art has Logic info and resources. You can read the History Of Logic at Tweakheadz Lab. Magix Magix Music Studio incorporates a MIDI sequencer with its digital audio sequencer. Massiva An audio/MIDI sequencer for Windows users with undo plus plugin support. This is just an archive of an old site. You can still get it from AudioMelody.com. Massiva has now moved on to become Energy XT Mixcraft Windows software that supports MIDI and audio sequencing.. MU.LAB An alternative, hi-quality music application for Mac OSX and Windows with MIDI and audio support. MultitrackStudio Window digital audio recorder with VST 2.0 plugin and MIDI support. Freeware version and pro versions available. Music Master Win sequencing & notation package with a full graphic interface for Roland VS880 control & integration. Music Master Works A shareware Windows sequencing & accompaniment package. Win95 & Win3.1 versions available. From Aspire software MusicPhrase XL MusicPhrase for Windows is a creative tool for composing music. Features phrase sequencing and visual groove editing tools. Music Studio Producer Music Studio Producer is a free Windows MIDI sequencer, DAW which can host VST(i), supports ASIO. From Aspire software Numerology Numerology is a modular sequencing and audio plugin environment for Mac OS X. Onyx Onyx by Jasmine Music provides powerful sequencing, harmonizer and MIDI-2-Audio rendering. Power Chords By Howling Dog Systems - Innovative Windows midi sequencer using onscreen guitar fretboard interface, plus other unique features for creating strum & rhythm patterns. Demo available PowerTracks Pro Audio PG Music's budget priced sequencer for Windows now features up to 48 tracks of digital audio with effects, EQ, panning etc plus 3rd party plugin support. Pro Tools Digidesign provide Pro Tools for Windows and Mac with MIDI, multitrack audio and plugin support. Quartz Audio Master Quartz Audio Master is free Windows multitrack digital recording software and MIDI sequencing software. Provided by DigitalSound Planet Reaper REAPER is a fully featured Windows multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. Fully functional evaluation available for download. Rosegarden Rosegarden is a free MIDI sequencer and notation editor for Unix, and has binary distributions for Linux PCs and SGI IRIX. SoftStep SoftStep is a Win9x modular step sequencer based on modular analog step sequencers. Features modules, which are math and logic functions that you treat as physical boxes with knobs and sliders. Style Enhancer Windows MIDI sequencer based on Performance Modeling technology with powerful and intelligent MIDI-data generation and transformation. SwarShala Midi sequencer package for Windows software that covers both the melodic and rhythmic aspects of Indian music. Featured instruments include Sitar, Sarod, Tanpura, Guitar, Tabla, Pakhawaj, Dholki and Bells. MIDI files and WAV files can be output. Sweet Sixteen Midi sequencer package for Windows from Roni Music. And check out the Sweet MIDI arpeggiator for Windows, very cool !! TR-x0x Freeware Windows step sequencer based on the Roland TR-808/909 drum machines. Tracktion Tracktion from Mackie provides low cost MIDI and audio sequencing. Tunafish A Windows VSTi MIDI sequencer with sample support. A fully functional ( save disabled ) demo is available to download. Has sample support and provides a built-in sample/drum sequencer. Xx A multi-track MIDI sequencer for MacOS. It is also an algorithmic compositional tool. Requires OMS. Midi SoftwareAudible Oddities - Twerk's Tools Audible Oddities is an audio mastering business and Shawn Hatfield also provides some free music composition tools for the Mac featuring sequencing control and algorithmic music generation. Burnt Toast even has a beta version available for Win XP. Catanya Software pattern arpeggiator VST plugin. MIDI-OX Win9x/NT midi utility providing sysex handling, diagnostics, filtering & mapping of midi data Streams. All Windows MIDI users should check this out. It is also available from Yamaha UK. Also see MIDI Yoke which allows you to route MIDI between different applications. vanBasco's Karaoke Player vanBasco's Karaoke Player is freeware Windows software that plays Karaoke (.kar) and standard MIDI (.mid, .midi, .rmi) files. Provides a piano keyboard and lyric display. Vocal Writer Shareware music & vocal synthesis software for the Power Mac. Not only playback & edit GM midi files, but it will also sing your lyrics (85 voices to choose from) Zel Zel is an interpretive MIDI programming language for Windows. Version 1.2 includes the Zel Drum Machine, a style based composer and editor which makes it easy to create MIDI drum tracks without having to learn the Zel language. Freeware. Midi Sequencing Related SitesAtari-MIDI Yahoo Group for Atari computer users to discuss MIDI applications. Also check The Caged Artist Series Page for once commercial MIDI software that is now freeware. Audio Forums Forums for most major sequencing & digital audio software packages. Harmony Central Provide an archive of MIDI sequencer and notation applications to download. There is software for all platforms available. HitSquad Provide links to a number of MIDI sequencers and "tracker" sequencers for Windows, Mac and Linux. MacMusic.org Macmusic.org have lots of links to Mac specific audio and MIDI sequencing resources. . Mac OSX MIDI Apps A very useful list of links to Mac OSX MIDI applications with descriptions and direct links to the websites and apps. Midijoys Freeware Windows program that combines two independent fully programmable joystick controllers, and a Continuous MIDI Controller programmable sliders that can send a wide spectrum of MIDI control parameters. MidiPlugins.com Links to freeware and commercial MIDI plugins for both Windows and Mac OS9/OSX. Music-X Amiga University Info on the original Amiga sequencer Music-X including writing sysex protocols. Also see Driptomatic Fairytales for Music-X info and resources. AM/FM also provide disk images containing many Amiga MIDI articles and tools. Sonic Control Sonic Control provides information and reviews of sequencers for all platforms as well as MIDI hardware. SourceForge SourceForge provide freeware software for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms and have many MIDI sequencer applications. Sweetwater Sequencer Forum Sweetwater.com provides forums including one dedicated to MIDI sequencers. Vintage Sequencers Tweakheadz Lab provides a great rundown on the ancestors of todays sequencers on computers in the 80s. Very interesting and informative reading with screen shots of many sequencers from the early days of MIDI.
http://www.synthzone.com/midiseq.htm

679 Trevor Marshall's ETI3600, ETI4600 International Music Synthesisers and Maplin 3800 and Maplin 5600s Stereo Synthesisers
Many years ago the Australian magazine "Electronics Today International" published my designs for two partly digital, mostly analog, Electronic Music Synthesisers. the ETI 3600 and ETI 4600. Both were made available as kits of components Barry Wilkinson at ETI was responsible for the final packaging and kitting coordination. Maplin Electronics Ltd.(in the UK) subsequently picked up the designs, which they marketed as as the Maplin models 3800 and 5600s Electronic Music Synthesisers At the time I held two Australian provisional patents for the technologies I used in the Synthesiser designs. One related to the method for generating sawtooth waveforms, the other was for the method of using commutated resistors in voltage controlled filters. I never made any money out of the designs, or the patents, which have long ago been allowed to lapse. But it was fun! The original constructional articles for the ETI 3600/4600 can be found in these PDFs: October 1973, December 1973, January 1974, Feb 1974, March 1974, April 1974, July 1974, March 1975, April 1975, May 1975, August 1975 Although the earliest (4004) microprocessors were available at that time, it was not until the late-70's that I first started programming fully digital (Signetics 2650 based) Microcomputer systems. Consequently my early digital designs were hardware, and not firmware, based. Of course, these days, everything in my hardware and firmware is based on software designs - even the interconnections are controlled by the software in the EPLDs and PALs, instead of by wires. So many things have changed over the years.... Here is a mug shot of the Maplin 3800:
http://www.trevormarshall.com/eti.htm

657 MATRIXSYNTH: Spunk 0.11
"Granular synthesis using a particle system. Desktop app for Mac OS X from The Strange Agency. Early prototype."
http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2010/09/spunk-011.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Matrixsynth+%28MATRIXSYNTH+Atom%29

641 redvoid - musician, producer, dj, & electronica modular synthesist
recording artist redvoid, of defcon6, beyond and back, window seat, and founder of ghostcone distribution - a dj, producer, blogger and holistic human music, tech, ideas, analog, eurorack, modular, synthesis, electro, \indie dance\, \nu disco\, house, dj, electronica, edm, dub, dubstep, fidget, idm, ambient, musician, artist, producer, remixer, controllerist, \rhino cubes\, \beat kangz\, ableton, \digital dj\, \music business\, youlicense
http://www.redvoidmusic.com/blog/

616 Alphabet Soup modular synth
The STS Serge Modular can be a daunting system at first blush, especially for those who come from an "East Coast" modular synth background. My first synthesizers were Moog analogs and my first Analog Modular Synth was an Arrick "Dotcom" system - so I started out with East Coast paradigms that I had to "unlearn" in order to use my Serge Modular to the fullest. For those of you coming from a similar background or those just discovering the Serge Modular for the first time, these "Alphabet Soup" pages are dedicated to you! The Serge Modular is intuitive and fun to use - especially when you realize the main difference between a Serge Modular and most others has to do with the size of the building blocks, where a Moog or similar modular will have monolithic building blocks like ADSRs and Oscillators, the Serge can be more "low-level" in that you can build ADSRs and oscillators from Serge modules or, more properly, Function Blocks. These Function Blocks usually come bearing arcane names that have been shortened to an "Alphabet Soup" conglomeration of acronyms. In this series of articles, I'll be talking about some of the ways to approach these Function Blocks to create much more useful, surprising, complex or just simply fun synthesis features. The first function block we're going to look at is the "DSG", otherwise known as the Dual Universal Slope Generator. This mild-mannered module is in some ways the most powerful one in the entire Serge catalog because it can become so many different things depending on where you place the patch cords...as you'll soon see.
http://www.carbon111.com/alphabet1.html

598 G E I S H A B A L L S
Polaroid, film, 8bit and modular synthesis.
http://geishaballs.tumblr.com/

588 Korg MS Monophonic Synthesizers - Users Tips and Techniques
Korg MS and PS analogue music synthesizers owners manuals, pictures and other details Korg, MS, PS, Japan, Japanese, 1970's, polyphonic, monophonic, analogue, analog, synthesizer, synth, sequencer, processor, pedal, keyboard, pop, electronic, music, sound, synthesis, subtractive, manual, manuals, user guide, owners, handbook, MS-01, MS-02, MS-03, MS-04, MS-10, MS-20, MS-50, VC-10, SQ-10, PS-3100, PS-3200, PS-3300
http://www.korganalogue.net/korgms/mstt.html

569 Welcome to RL Music
buy, sell, sale, Buchla 200e european distributor, Macbeth M5, Vintage Analogue Synthesisers, Analogue Synthesisers, Vintage Analog Synthesizers, Analog Synthesizers, Electronic Musical Instruments, Keyboards, Interview, Bob, Moog, Howard Jones, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Vintage Synthesiser, Synthesizer, Analogue, Modular, Keyboard, Moog, Arp, Oberheim, Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Voyager, Polymoog, Memorymoog, Minimoog, 2600, System 700, Xpander, Prophet 10, Prodigy, Mellotron, MKVI, Metasonix, CS15, CS30, Monopoly, SEM, MS20, MS10, PS3100, Jupiter 8, Kenton, Steiner-Parker Synthacon
http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/

567 Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synthesizer step sequencer
Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synthesizer step sequencer (C) the Sequencer.de Synth DBase Alesis, Andromeda A6, Analog Synthesizer, step sequencer, mmsynth, synthesiser, gear Analog Synthesizer ALESIS AndromedaA6 built in 2000 16 Voices / Stimmen 16x Multitimbral Memory / Speicher standard info © sequencer.de value / Gebrauchtwert 1750 € in 2005 (not rare) Tech lin + exp FM hard+soft sync ring filterFM subtractive analog hybrid tech: no Waves pulse saw triangle sine noise white pink red 2 OSCs + 2 Sub, 2 Filter lpf hpf bpf notch self reso 2-4 Pole info © sequencer.de 3 LFOs pulse sym triangle saw random noise, 3 ENVs ADLDSRR loop info © sequencer.de Ctrl/Trig midi deluxe, 0 Keys repond to AT/VEL velocity aftertouch Arpeggiator yes advanced Sequencer step sequencer © sequencer.de - do not use this on ebay or site without permission/backlink! no copies/derivates/modification! read disclaimer click images to enlarge - auf bilder klicken zum vergroessern. - SynthID#157 - INFO: LEGEND / LEGENDE<
http://www.sequencer.de/syns/alesis/AndromedaA6.html

552 Highly Liquid: MIDI Retrofits: MIDISpeak: Speak & Spell MIDI Retrofit
MIDISpeak 2 Talking Toy MIDI Retrofit $42.95 - MIDISpeak 2 In Stock. Assembly Service: $29.95 Qty: Support Forum - Blog Entries For installation service, contact Class A Electronics or Alien-Devices. Features Use MIDI to trigger thousands of sounds—words, word fragments, garbled speech, percussion and bizarre sound effects Trigger sounds in a controlled, repeatable manner Works with Speak & Spell (American or British), Speak & Read, Speak & Math, La Dictée Magique (French), Grillo Parlante (Italian), and Buddy (German) Use toy's headphone jack or speaker for audio output User-selected MIDI input channel Assembly service optional Sample Audio Sounds triggered from Speak & Math using a midi keyboard Speak & Math percussion loop Speak & Math loop repeated at increasing tempo Speak & Math sounds The phrase "say it", looped repeatedly at decreasing tempo The word "answer", using normal synthesis, then slow synthesis Operation ROM Mode Trigger synthesis with MIDI notes. 128 banks of sounds. Keypad Mode MIDI notes 50-89 control keypad buttons; notes 90-92 control "glitch" triggers. Kit Contents Printed circuit board All required components Standard MIDI jack & mounting screws Adhesive foam pad See Also Hook-Up Wire
http://highlyliquid.com/kits/midispeak/

543 Music Thing
The essential, funny guide to retro and future synths, guitars, music making, gear, gadgets and techology. retro, VST, synth, synthesizer, synthesiser, computers, vintage, classic, guitar, effects, pedals, moog, roland, korg, fender, gibson, akai
http://musicthing.blogspot.com/

534 Synth Secrets: Links to All Parts
This page contains links to every part of Gordon Reid's hugely popular SYNTH SECRETS series which ran for over five years in Sound On Sound magazine (May 1999 to July 2004). Synthesizers, Synthesisers, synthesis, sound synthesis, analogue synthesis, FM synthesis, digital synthesis, yamaha synth, Roland synth, ARP syths, Prophet synthesizers, Moog synths, sound manipulation, Gordon Reid,
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/allsynthsecrets.htm

533 The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music
Contents Sinusoids, amplitude and frequency Measures of Amplitude Units of Amplitude Controlling Amplitude Frequency Synthesizing a sinusoid Superposing Signals Periodic Signals About the Software Examples Examples Wavetables and samplers The Wavetable Oscillator Sampling Enveloping samplers Timbre stretching Interpolation Examples Audio and control computations The sampling theorem Control Control streams Converting from audio signals to numeric control streams Control streams in block diagrams Event detection Audio signals as control Operations on control streams Control operations in Pd Examples Automation and voice management Envelope Generators Linear and Curved Amplitude Shapes Continuous and discontinuous control changes Muting Switch-and-ramp Polyphony Voice allocation Voice tags Encapsulation in Pd Examples Modulation Taxonomy of spectra Multiplying audio signals Waveshaping Frequency and phase modulation Examples Designer spectra Carrier/modulator model Pulse trains Pulse trains via waveshaping Pulse trains via wavetable stretching Resulting spectra Movable ring modulation Phase-aligned formant (PAF) generator Examples Time shifts and delays Complex numbers Complex sinusoids Time shifts and phase changes Delay networks Recirculating delay networks Power conservation and complex delay networks Artificial reverberation Controlling reverberators Variable and fractional shifts Fidelity of interpolating delay lines Pitch shifting Examples Filters Taxonomy of filters Low-pass and high-pass filters Band-pass and stop-band filters Equalizing filters Elementary filters Elementary non-recirculating filter Non-recirculating filter, second form Elementary recirculating filter Compound filters Real outputs from complex filters Two recirculating filters for the price of one Designing filters One-pole low-pass filter One-pole, one-zero high-pass filter Shelving filter Band-pass filter Peaking and stop-band filter Butterworth filters Stretching the unit circle with rational functions Butterworth band-pass filter Time-varying coefficients Impulse responses of recirculating filters All-pass filters Applications Subtractive synthesis Envelope following Single Sideband Modulation Examples Fourier analysis and resynthesis Fourier analysis of periodic signals Periodicity of the Fourier transform Fourier transform as additive synthesis Properties of Fourier transforms Fourier transform of DC Shifts and phase changes Fourier transform of a sinusoid Fourier analysis of non-periodic signals Fourier analysis and reconstruction of audio signals Narrow-band companding Timbre stamping (classical vocoder) Phase Phase relationships between channels Phase bashing Examples Classical waveforms Symmetries and Fourier series Sawtooth waves and symmetry Dissecting classical waveforms Fourier series of the elementary waveforms Sawtooth wave Parabolic wave Square and symmetric triangle waves General (non-symmetric) triangle wave Predicting and controlling foldover Over-sampling Sneaky triangle waves Transition splicing Examples Index Bibliography
http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/techniques/latest/book-html/book.html

529 SynthesisWorkshops
synth modular Sound synthesis and sound design Music has brought pleasure and entertainment to mankind throughout the whole of history. Each person is by nature equipped with one of the most elaborate and emotional musical instruments; the human voice. Whenever people feel good music seems to fit the occasion, and it is considered quite natural to hum or sing a song. Musical instruments have brought their own moods to music and at the current moment in human evolution there is an enormous variety of musical instruments available. The twentieth century has seen the development of a range of new and exciting electronic musical instruments. These electronic instruments are very flexible, they can produce a wide range of timbres and can be amplified to whatever loudness level sounds best for the occasion. Most of these electronic instruments are played by a keyboard, but in essence the keyboard can be replaced by any electromechanical device that is able to transform a movement caused by a human interaction into an electrical signal that can drive the sound generating core of the electronic instrument. All sorts of technical and scientific developments have helped to create electronic instruments and the human interface to play them. Still, music is an art and not really a hard science, although music and sound have for a long time been subject to various scientific research. An important realization is that science can not really explain why much music is such a pleasure to listen to and such a joy to make. Which is not a bad thing, as probably no one is waiting for science to take the fun out of music by applying formalized rules and templates on what is also subject to ‘feel’. So, although this book covers techniques that lean heavily on scientific research, the application of these techniques will in general be aimed at creating fun. There are a lot of professionals working with sound and even more people that make music for their personal enjoyment. Mastery of sound synthesis is valuable to all of them. Still, it won’t be easy to please everyone with one single book, as some people will be more interested in how things work and others might want practical examples that just work. The aim of this book is that it can at least be used as a practical guide in workshops and courses in electronic music, covering some essential basics that are needed to operate the equipment used in sound synthesis in a way that makes some sense. Additionally it can be used to explore techniques to find out how they can help in the development of one’s own musical style. Sound synthesis is the art of creating sounds by using suitable electronic means, using either analog or digital electronic devices. Sound design is the art of creating particular sounds using sound synthesis techniques. The definition of sound design as used here might be confusing to some, as the name sound design is also used in the discipline in industrial design that occupies itself with how mass produced objects should sound. Examples are how the sound of cars or ladyshaves are ‘designed’ to sound pleasing while in use. Which of course has nothing to do at all with music or sound synthesizers. This book puts the emphasis on the various synthesis techniques for musical purposes and how to setup sound synthesizers to create a large range of characteristic musical sounds. The art of musical sound design is left to the artist.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~rhordijk/G2Pages/

527 Eurorack Modular Synth Planner
Eurorack Modular synthesizer tool. musical instrument,music synthesizer,percussion,guitar,electronic music,synthesiser,drums,analog synth,analogue synth,eurorack,doepfer,sound,acoustic,roland,yamaha,korg,alesis,mackie,moog,softsynth,apple,ipad,akai,boss,elektron,oberheim,hammond,Technics,metasonix,kurzweil,radioshack,nord
http://www.modularplanner.co.uk/

513 Welcome to Analogue Solutions - Concussor modular synthesiser - compatible with Doepfer A100 and RS Integrator modualr synths
analogue electronic synthesisers, modular synths, Concussor, Integrator, Doepfer A100 concussor, Concussor, CONCUSSOR, EMIS, Doepfer A-100, A100, Analogue Systems Integrator, Phoenix modular, TR909, TR808 drum machine, percussion, voices, electronic drums, simmons, pearl syncussion sy1, RS, RS200, minimodular, analog sequencer, analogue sequencer, synths, synthesizers, MIDI-CV converters, convertors, nord modular, waldorf microwave, waldorf pulse, kenton electronics, Roland TB303, MIDI to trigger, sample CD, Yamaha, SCI, Oberheim, AKS, ARP, Buchla, Spring reverb, EDP, electro, Korg, Linn, Moog, Music and More, PAiA, PPG, philip rees, midiman, technosaurus, kraftwerk, analogue heaven, hyperreal, digital audio
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/

502 Korg MS-20 Synthesizer - circuit board photos
Korg MS and PS analogue music synthesizers owners manuals, pictures and other details Korg, MS, PS, Japan, Japanese, 1970's, polyphonic, monophonic, analogue, analog, synthesizer, synth, sequencer, processor, pedal, keyboard, pop, electronic, music, sound, synthesis, subtractive, manual, manuals, user guide, owners, handbook, MS-01, MS-02, MS-03, MS-04, MS-10, MS-20, MS-50, VC-10, SQ-10, PS-3100, PS-3200, PS-3300
http://www.korganalogue.net/korgms/service/ms20/joris.html

495 Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook: Analog Synthesizer Programming
Analog synthesizer programming, sound analysis, and universal patch book synthesizer programming, analog, analogue, synthesizer, synthesiser, programming, patch, book, sound, softsynth, oscillator, synth, harmonics, fourier, analysis, frequency,
http://www.synthesizer-cookbook.com/

463 Combien de fabricants de modules Eurorack ?
I'm mainly compiling this list for my own reference. If anyone knows of another make, let me know. Eurorack synthesizer module makers, 2010: 4ms (USA) http://www.4mspedals.com/eurorack.php Analogue Solutions (UK) http://www.analoguesolutions.co.uk/ Analogue Systems (UK) http://www.analoguesystems.co.uk/index2.htm Bananalogue (USA) http://bananalogue.com/ Bubblesound (USA) http://www.bubblesound-instruments.com Cwejman (Sweden by way of Poland) http://www.cwejman.net/ Cyndustries (USA) http://www.cyndustries.com/modules.cfm Doepfer (Germany) http://www.doepfer.de Elby Designs (Australia) http://www.elby-designs.com/panther/panther.htm Encore Electronics (USA) http://www.encoreelectronics.com/ Endangered Audio (USA) http://smashingguitarsasheville.com/endangered-audio FLAME (Germany) http://flame.fortschritt-musik.de/start.htm Flight of Harmony (USA) http://www.flightofharmony.com/ Future Sound Systems (UK) http://www.futuresoundsystems.co.nr Harvestman (USA) http://www.theharvestman.org/menu.php Hinton Instruments (UK) http://hinton-instruments.co.uk/paprod/analogue/switchmix/ Livewire (USA) http://www.livewire-synthesizers.com/ Macbeth (Scotland & England) http://macbethstudiosystems.com/ Makenoise (USA) http://www.makenoisemusic.com/ Malekko Heavy Industry (USA) http://www.malekkoheavyindustry.com/ Metasonix (USA) http://www.metasonix.com MFB (Germany) http://www.mfberlin.de/Produkte/Module/module.html Oakley/Krisp1 (UK) http://www.krisp1.com/3u/3u.htm STG Soundlabs (USA) http://www.stgsoundlabs.com Synthesis Technology/MOTM (USA) http://www.synthtech.com/ Synthwerks (USA) http://www.synthwerks.com/ Tip Top (USA) http://www.tiptopaudio.com/ Toppobrillo (USA) http://www.sdiy.org/toppobrillo/TWF/TWF.html WMD (USA) http://www.wmdevices.com/
http://forum.anafrog.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1105

422 ARGO Liens Links
ARGO = real-time sound synthesis modules = modules de synth�se et de traitement sonore ARGO, ARGOPd, patch, patches, pure, data, puredata, pd, runtime, Music, Musique, Software, Freeware, Max, MSP, Sound, Synthesis, Module, real-time, Temps reel, free, audio, MIDI, puredata
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/paresys/ARGO/liens.html

421 Welcome to Analogue Solutions - Concussor modular synthesiser - compatible with Doepfer A100 and RS Integrator modualr synths
analogue electronic synthesisers, modular synths, Concussor, Integrator, Doepfer A100 concussor, Concussor, CONCUSSOR, EMIS, Doepfer A-100, A100, Analogue Systems Integrator, Phoenix modular, TR909, TR808 drum machine, percussion, voices, electronic drums, simmons, pearl syncussion sy1, RS, RS200, minimodular, analog sequencer, analogue sequencer, synths, synthesizers, MIDI-CV converters, convertors, nord modular, waldorf microwave, waldorf pulse, kenton electronics, Roland TB303, MIDI to trigger, sample CD, Yamaha, SCI, Oberheim, AKS, ARP, Buchla, Spring reverb, EDP, electro, Korg, Linn, Moog, Music and More, PAiA, PPG, philip rees, midiman, technosaurus, kraftwerk, analogue heaven, hyperreal, digital audio
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/

416 Welcome to the Modular Corner
Welcome to the Modular Corner! This site is intended as a resource for all users of the Pulsar / Scope Modular synth, a software synthesizer which comes with the Scope range of soundcards from Sonic Core (formerly Creamware). Here you will find information about the Modular Synth, it's various components, the many patches that are available for the Synth along with other related documents and links to do with all things Modular. On the Patches page, you will find information about individual patches that have been created for the Modular. This aims to be a complete listing of all the Modular patches that have become available, with a brief description of the patch. Where possible this will include a more detailed description, mp3 examples, signal flow diagrams, etc, in order to build up a more comprehensive 'manual' for the many patches that are available. The downloads page has other related resources, such as freeware modules, documents on modular synthesis, etc. Your contributions are vital - If you made a patch that you're proud of, or if you've downloaded someone else's that you like - let me know. I can't write up every patch on my own.
http://www.modularsynth.co.uk/index.html

325 Electronic_a # 11: Jeudi 29 avril 2010
Ben Edwards est un humble artisan amoureux de l’analogique, archéologue des temps pré-électroniques. "la musique synthétique", comme on l’appelait alors. Ben collectionne les synthétiseurs et en a accumulé une quantité invraisemblable. Si les noms suivants ne vous disent rien, Korg Modular, Oberheim SEM, Roland 100 M … souvenez-vous de Abbey Road ou de Blade Runner. C'est tout un pan de la musique pop qui fut irrigué des vibrations quasi cosmiques de ces machines et c’est une âme singulière et poétique que nous retrouverons ainsi ce soir. Ce que la presse en dit: « De son vrai nom Ben Edwards, Benge développe depuis ses premiers pas musicaux une passion peu commune pour les synthétiseurs, passion qui l’a conduit à amasser au fil du temps une collection de machines qui ferait baver d’envie bien des aficionados de la chose. Obsédé par cette famille d’instruments aux possibilités infinies et compositeur stakhanoviste si il en est, Benge passe sa vie à disséquer les algorithmes abscons de chacune de ses machines qu’il connaît jusqu’au plus profond de leur process électroniques » - A découvrir absolument « Album concept que ce Twenty Systems puisqu’il s’agit, en vingt pistes plutôt courtes, de présenter vingt synthétiseurs différents, un par année de 1968 à 1988. Dans un esprit didactique, le disque est accompagné d’un livret cartonné de 52 pages détaillant les caractéristiques de chaque synthétiseur tandis que les morceaux portent le nom de l’instrument ayant été utilisé pour chacun et l’année correspondante (utilisation unique et solitaire d’ailleurs, Ben Edwards indiquant n’avoir employé aucun autre effet ou appareil en dehors de ces synthétiseurs). » - Etherreal « Avec ce disque poétique, à la naïveté parfois désarmante (Yamaha CS30) mais toujours très inspiré, Benge nous fait voyager à travers les époques et rend un bel hommage à ces machines pleines de chaleur (qui sont pour certaines de véritables antiquités !) et à leurs géniaux créateurs. Rarement une leçon d'histoire aura été aussi délicieuse que celle-ci. » - Pop News « La musique de Ben Edwards est en effet bien plus et bien moins qu'un impossible catalogue de sons ou une ode technopositiviste : c'est un réenchantement viscéral du son électronique. » - Chronic’art « A brilliant contribution to the archaeology of electronic music » - Brian Eno « Indicates what a deliriously desirable thing the synthesis of sound has historically been » - The Wire « Absolutely cast iron irrefutable proof that synthesisers are better than guitars » - Vice Magazine
http://bellegarde.toulouse.fr/archives/154-electronica11

235 MATRIXSYNTH: Alesis Andromeda A6 Aurora Mod
This was a custom mod. I originally put a post up in August of 05 here. Anyone know the website where more info on this mod is hosted? I accidentally lost the link when mucking around with Blogger's settings a while back. This image via Photobucket Update: I found the original site but it is down. Some info and additional shots pulled from the Internet Archive Way Back Machine. You can find some thumbnails there, but most give you a 404 if you click on them for the larger shot. I pulled the large pics below before they are gone forever. "Alesis made Synthesis History when they released their Alesis Andromeda A6, an analog polysynth bred with new technology and classic analog sound! Sixteen awesome voices with two types of filters, a vast modulation system, and enough bells and whistles to make the Andromeda A6 THE most highly featured analog polysynth in existence. If it only had a sloped panel... SPECS: * Take one Andromeda, lightly used (but out of warranty - very important!) * Add one black on blue BETA Panel - because the pre-production beta panels were lacking the Pre- and Post-Filter Mix VIEW buttons, either the buttoncaps must be pulled off of the switches on the PCBs OR two holes need to be carefully drilled through the panel to accomodate. I drilled the holes after measuring about fifteen times each. * Tilt that panel at approx. the same slope as the Korg MS-20. Requires the extending of a couple of ribbon cables inside, and some pop-rivetted braces. Not too hard. * Custom wood endcheeks of nice Oak, plus a wood accent over the keyboard. I chose to go with thick, high quality wood to make Aurora more of a beast. * Replace all green LEDs with red high-intensity ones. This also required changing some resistor values to increase the brightness. * Replace the LCD with a Hantronix Blue-on-White display. Also, some resistor changes are needed. * Have a very agreeable Alesis burn a custom Boot EPROM with the custom-designed bootup screen below. * Build a custom top panel, complete with several additional controls (two joysticks, several switches and knobs) as well as a full 16-channel mixer with level and pan per channel, one for each of the 16 individual outs on the Andromeda. * Add lots of careful, hard work and time, and PRESTO - you have the Aurora A6! The Name: I went with Aurora for a couple of reasons. 1. Alliteration - AurorA - AndromedA - get it? 2. There is some legend/lore as to how the Alesis Andromeda got its name. Could be related to the Greek mythos. Could be related to the Andromeda galaxy. Could be darts thrown at dictionary pages :-) In any case, Aurora fits with the mythology bent because in Roman mythology, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn (Andromeda was rescued and married by Perseus in Greek mythos). Aurora also fits the 'celestial' thing as well, as the Aurora Borealis. Either way, it kept with what might have perhaps been Alesis' reasons for naming the Andromeda. 3. I just liked it. 4. The A6 is kept because this fits with Alesis' naming convention (QS8 = 81-key QuadraSynth, A6 = 61-key Analog). There is some rumor that A6 was a play on ASICs, the custom chips within Andromeda, but I'm assured this is just rumor :-) "
http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/2010/01/alesis-andromeda-aurora.html

233 Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synthesizer step sequencer - (C) synth DB
Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synthesizer step sequencer (C) the Sequencer.de Synth DBase Alesis, Andromeda A6, Analog Synthesizer, step sequencer, mmsynth, synthesiser, gear
http://www.sequencer.de/syns/alesis/AndromedaA6.html

143 Granular Synthesis: Resource Site
This web site has been designed as a major reference site for the sound synthesis technique known as granular synthesis. It contains some software, music, essays, publications and lots of other information
http://granularsynthesis.com/index.php

136 Chimera Synthesis
Les anglais de Chimera Synthesis présentent un synthé modulaire pas plus grand qu'un boitier de CD : le bC16. Ce mini synthé à patchs dispose d'un VCO, d'un LFO, d'un ADSR, d'un VCA, d'un VCF, d'un générateur de bruit, et d'un modulateur en anneau. Niveau contrôles, il embarque 16 potentiomètres et une connectique CV. Il peut fonctionner sur pile 9V ou via le secteur. Vendu 229$ à partir du 9 ou 11 janvier 2008, uniquement aux USA à priori. A noter que sont prévus un séquenceur analogique CV/MIDI (SM16) et un module de basses typées Acid (pH303).
http://www.chimerasynthesis.com/#/products/4529104833

82 Synthmuseum.com - Sequential : Prophet-5
The largest online museum of vintage electronic musical instruments, including Synthesizers and Drum Machines, both analog and digital. synthesizer, museum, synthesizer museum, electronic music, electronic, music, keyboard, drum machine, synthesis, analog, modular, techno, vintage, synthmuseum, instruments, akai, aries, buchla, casio, crumar, davoli, electro-harmonix, elka, emu, e-mu, ensoniq, korg, kurzweil, linn, moog, multivox, new england digital, oberheim, optigan, paia, polyvox, roland, sequential circuits, serge, siel, steiner-parker, synclavier, synergy, univox, wurlitzer, yamaha, prophet-5
http://www.synthmuseum.com/sequ/seqpro501.html

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