Yeah a nice track from Arthur Joly on an Analogue Solutions Vostok suitcase synth. Follow the man who created this machine on Facebook: Tom J Carpenter. Read a review of the Vostok at Sound on Sound: click here.
Analogue Solutions makes very good synths. I think they are often overlooked. Their stuff also has a vintage detuned edge that other newbie synths miss. I love this killer promo video for their new Telemetry. Some great features of this synth include:
Pure analogue voice circuitry. Mini Pin Matrix patch panel to eliminate the use of some patch cables. MIDI In for software sequencer / keyboard control. White Noise. X/Y non-sprung Joystick.
The Analogue Solutions Leipzig is a Moogish clone that sounds more like an original Mini than a Voyager. It’s the synth to buy if you want a vintage synth new. I played with one at Schneider’s Beuro in Berlin and it does sound quite good. The “R” version you see above has been discontinued and a new “S” class is coming out soon. The new S has an 8 step sequencer, 2 full ADSRs and MIDI sync. Looks like it will be a tasty EBM machine.
“Leipzig-r (rack version) is now discontinued, but in about 2 months will have a new version called Leipzig-s.” – midician.be
Every time I see an Analogue Solutions Europa Sequencer demo I know I have to get one soon. It’s a good time machine especially here set up with Depeche Mode’s People are People drum kit. By the way if you haven’t heard the B-Side “In Your Memory” and your a DM fan go find it… it’s good.
“The beat was created using Europa’s Internal mode (not synced to MIDI clock or using outside sequencers). An Ensoniq ASR-10 was providing the drum samples in this case. The Europa was also used to sequence the AS Telemark synthesizer at the end of the video and uses the Europa’s velocity controls (per step key) to control the Telemark’s filter (velocity to filter). At the end of the vid, Europa is put into External clock mode and synced to MIDI clock (DAW sequencer). At this point, Europa will start/stop when the computer sequencer starts/stops. Europa also is sending sync to the AS Oberkorn MK3 sequencer, which is controlling the SE ObieRack.” – rezfilter
Here we have an Analogue Solutions Oberkorn sequencer getting down with a Telemark SEM clone and Leipzig monosynth. I like the Analogue Solutions stuff because it sounds aged out of the box. Most new analog gear sticks on perfect pitch missing the point.
“CVM module. Sequencer is an analogue Oberkorn. Playing two MIDI synths; Telemark (making the crazy sound) and Leipzig-r (warm synth sound). Oberkorn is also controlling velocity (in turn changing the filter cut-off). Joystick just adding a little transpose. Also here you can glimpse my white Red Square.” – ASUKLTD
The Tama Techstar is not too far from a Pearl Syncussion SY1. Paired with a new Analog Solutions Europa hardware TR style sequencer and you have vintage drum machine awesomeness! I need to get this set up myself… it’s certainly unique.
The TAMA TS-305 is a 6 channel drum synth module. It can be used as a desktop module or a massive 7u 19″ Rackmount. Each channel is a mini analogue synth drum module, capable of producing a wide range of electronic drum sounds, and since every parameter is defined by a knob, it’s highly tweakable.” – cykong.com
Would you spend around a grand for a set up like this?
Looking for a Roland TR style sequencer you can use with anything? Viola the new Europa Sequencer has got what you need. If it had a random mode I would have bought one on the spot. I can see a lot of Vermona DRM1 owners grabbing these. Price: UK £499
“This is the pre-prod unjit (99% finished), used here with Blofeld adn DR670 drums. Showing drum editing, octave shift, mute, transpose. This sequencer is really easy to use and tunes can be created so quickly.” – ASUKLTD
If you’re looking for a very good sound analog synthesizer you may want to check out the new Analogue Solutions SEM clone Telemark. I can think of a long list of main brand synthesizers that cost around the same price ($1250) or higher than the Telemark that don’t have 1/10th of it’s character. Check out the video and audio sample below:
For a history lesson concerning Oberheim’s SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module) head over to vintagesynth.com: click here If your about to go shopping keep in mind Tom Oberheim is also preparing to release a new version of his own classic. Read about the new SEM and check out a video over at Matrixsynth: click here
Analogue Solutions is a wonderful UK company who creates new analog synthesizers. If your not aware of what they offer head directly to their website and check out some of their cool toys. This week they released a new rack mount monophonic synth called Leipzig.
Pure analogue voice circuitry.
Fat Moog style filter.
2 VCOs with Glide and Sub-VCOs.
Plenty of modulation routing possibilities.
Extra tone controls and circuits for more sound variety e.g. LFO, CrossMod.
Rugged steel construction and ‘vintage’ wood design.
MIDI In for software sequencer control
It’s in stock and ready to ship for Â£549 +vat & shipping.