It’s not everyday a plug-in comes along and gets me excited but Whoosh from Melted Sounds fits the bill. This new plug-in takes a sounds and flings them across your ears. If you watch the video above you can see it’s feature rich. I really want to add my own sounds to this but that’s not quite available yet. Adding your own samples will be added in a future update. You will need the full version of Reaktor to use Whoosh. $79 USD.
“Whoosh is a true sound design instrument and enables you to create breath taking whoosh and pass-by effects. It is possible to precisely design sounds varying from whistling wind whooshes to air ripping engine pass-bys or completely over the top granular sci-fi effects. The included doppler effects engine was designed from ground up to physical model the acoustic phenomena of an object that approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer. The individual playback engines, the source mixer and doppler engine can be manipulated in synchronized connection to each other. This makes it possible to playback the desired sound effect at different durations while remaining everything in perfect sync.” – meltedsounds.com
For more info: meltedsounds.com
via Richard Devine
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Here’s two neat things you can do with Waldorf’s Nave iPad synthesizer. The first video show how to use Nave to create some very early sounding computer voices. The second video shows you how to create a sample from another iOS app and bring it into Nave.
“The Nave sound engine includes two novel wavetable oscillators with sonic possibilities way beyond the scope of conventional wavetable synthesis. While the spectrum of a sound can be transposed independently of its pitch, the waves can be rendered from perfectly periodic to very noisy and anywhere in between. Especially sounds with an accent on formants can be produced easily, which made us integrate a speech synthesizer for the easy creation of wavetables, enabling Nave to talk and sing.” – waldorf-music.info
For more info: waldorf-music.info/en/products/nave
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Here is what I consider a secret gem called Love Me by the German Shepherds. This is from 1985.
“Formed in San Francisco in 1981 by Stephen Scheatzle and Mark Hutchinson (aka Sandy Stark), the German Shepherds released two singles, one LP, and a slew of songs on comp’s. They were not a studio project, although they played live only occasionally in the early to mid-80′s. Their first single is “I Adore You,” a forgotten minimal synth nugget with an unforgettable rhythm box pattern. Fittingly, this confessional dirge is backed with “Booty Jones,” a tribute to convicted child molester Kenneth Parnell, which features Hutchinson’s menacing and child-like vocal affectations that later appear on other great tunes, “THC,” “First Man To Give Birth,” etc. Scant information exists on the whereabouts of the band. Misleading biographies and omissions are a part of their legend. For instance, they once announced the arrest of a band member on “trumped up child molestation charges” and suicide in order to promote the forthcoming LP, “Music For Sick Queers” (ARM vol.3 #8, 1985). There is no evidence that any arrest or suicide ever happened, yet the LP did come out. What else would one expect from a band who took audio samples from Jonestown to mock-torture Steve from Subterranean Rec’s?” – Discogs
For more info: discogs.com/Legendary-German-Shepherds and sickqueers.com
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There are tons of plug-ins and sample libraries but I always post updates when they come from UVI. Every time I use their Emulation II I come up with great sounding songs. Their new release is called Urban Suite. It’s actually 5 completely different plug-ins and a huge sample library. Beatshaper and Prime8 are drum machines. Beatshaper is a wide range of samples and Prime8 is a Roland TR-808 emulator. As with more really good modern sample libraries these are attached to interfaces that allow the samples to be manipulated and sequenced. Like using external hardware it’s fun to jump out of your DAWs traditional interface for sequencing now and then. Urban X is a layered sample playback and synth with effects. Even though I’m known to like synthpop I grew up and learned a lot about music through classic rap. So I am please to tell you Scratch Machine brings scratching and a scratch library into the DAW zone. This one plug-in alone would be worth it for many people. Finally there’s a multitrack looper called Beat Control for building full tracks. $199 available now.
“Urban Suite delivers 5 new instruments and a massive sample library tailored for contemporary music producers, perfect for hip hop, R&B, trap, glitch, beat, experimental and more… There’s no way to accurately reproduce the experience of scratching without a turntable but we’ve come pretty close with Scratch Machine. Grab a keyboard or pad controller, load up one of the classic sounds like ‘Fresh’ or even a Speak’n'Spell and let loose! All sounds were recorded directly from decks masterfully controlled by our resident turntablist and scratch artist DJ Quartz—over 10,000 samples in all.” – uvi.net
For more info: uvi.net/en/music-genres/urban-suite
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Hexinverter has released his companion module to Jupiter Storm called Galilean Moons. It’s a dual EG and VCA with some tricks up it’s sleeve. It’s intended to create percussive sounds. Galilean Moons is 18HP, uses -65mA, is 30mm deep and costs $299.
“Galilean Moons is a dual amplitude transmutator. It transmutates the amplitude of incoming signals through the use of voltage controlled envelopes and VCAs. It is designed primarily to create voltage controlled percussive sounds when fed with a sound source (in particular, its sister module, Jupiter Storm), but can be used for all sorts of other tasks in your modular system as well as to generate typical synth sounds.” – hexinverter.net
For more info: hexinverter.net/galilean-moons
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I was really happy to be able to get one of the first Intellijel Metropolis sequencers. I set up last night and got it working in my own way. In the video you can see I have it synced to Ableton Live and my Roland TR-707. The sound source is a Wiard Oscillator running through a Analogue Solutions aka Medic Modules Defibrillator which is a filter but also adds some wicked heft to any source. By changing the Pulse Count on the Metropolis you can get some amazing creative patterns. Changing the Gate Mode then emphasizes notes even further by holding the Pulse Count either in a solid unbreaking sound or repeating pulse. You can see me mess with those parameters in the video. Finally I control the entire sequence’s pitch using a Flame Tame Machine Quantizer’s CV out. There are many other features this thing has I didn’t touch here including clock division, internal quantization, shuffle, stage skipping, presets and more. The Metropolis a really nice. It’s a true Moroder/EBM machine.
“We worked out an agreement with Ryk earlier this year to create an the only official Eurorack adaptation of his brilliant sequencer design. It has taken many months to procure all the special parts and the design has already gone through several hardware revisions.” – intellijel.com
For more info: intellijel.com
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I grew up loving Lego. Now I’m really into modular synthesizers. Now Korg has released Little Bits. A little random module? A small speaker? The modules are held together by magnets? So fun.
“The new Synth Kit includes an assortment of 12 electronic Bits modules that instantly snap together with magnets to create circuits like those used in KORG’s famous analog synthesizers. Modules included in the Synth Kit are power, oscillator (x2), filter, envelope, delay, keyboard, micro sequencer, mix, split, random, and synth speaker.” – Korg
For more info: korgusa.com
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Just because hardware monosynths and Eurorack modules are the rage doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still keep an eye on the plug-in space. There is still no faster way to knock out a remix or quick scratch track than on your laptop. One of the first plug-in synthesizers I fell in love with was the Linplug Albino. Linplug is about to release an all new synth called Spectral. You can see it’s a real Linplug with Peter’s modmatrix right in the center. Coming soon.
“Our new top of the line synthesizer, the LinPlug Spectral. 14 years of synthesizer building experience. If you are familiar with subtractive synthesis, you will feel right at home with the Spectral, because you can choose an oscillator waveform, choose a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than you would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth. The unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before.” – linplug.com
For more info: linplug.com/spectral
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I love the videos Trash_Audio posts of their synth road trips. I like the clip next clip editing style and they always look like they are having a ton of fun.
“Some synth spotting: Richard Devine’s Star Destroyer eurorack modular, EMS SYNTHI, NIN’s Alessandro Cortini’s DSI Prophet-12, Madrona Labs SoundPlane, KORG MS20 Mini, Octatrack, Buchla Music Easel & More.” – Matrixsynth
For more info: trashaudio.com
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Here is more madness from Gieskes. You could say the Voicerec1b is sort of a toy Phonogene? Ok well maybe not but someone out there is collecting all of Gieskes work for what will be an interesting live performance I am certain.
“On the start of a recording there is a beep sound.” – gieskes.nl
For more info: gieskes.nl/eurorack/?file=voice-rec-1
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