Omega 8 Drums


Omega 8 as a Drum Machine – Quick Behind the Scenes
from Calvin on Vimeo.

Calvin is showing off his great looking Studio Electronics Omega 8 analog polyphonic synth again. This time he teams his orange box up with a Culture Vulture valve distortion unit. For all his audio samples and a full run though of what he did head over to: http://cl516.blogspot.com/

“Well, long gone are my TR-909, TR-808, Machinedrum, Xbase09, MFB-502, and I haven’t picked up those D16 plugins yet. So I decided, why not use the Omega 8?” – cl516.blogspot.com

For more info: www.studioelectronics.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 6, 2009 at 7:44 am, filed under hardware, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Yellow OMEGA 8 demo from Calvin Cardiod

Studio Electronics - Omega 8

The Studio Electronics Omega 8 is one of those pure analog synths that makes you go wow when you hear one in person. I spent a lot of time with an “O8″ at Schneiders Buero in Berlin. I think it’s up there with a real MiniMoog and Macbeth M5 as far as it’s “WANT!” factor.

“Sound: absolute dream. 8 discrete voices. Analog and fat, yet tight and precise and articulate. None of that “carelessly eating up too much sonic space” stuff. It gets to the point and delivers sonic oomph very efficiently. I’ve yet to perform the auto-tune on it so far. I give it enough time to warm up, and all 8 voices are well-behaved. Sounds alive.” – Calvin Cardioid

Calvin Cardioid has posted a very nice set up samples on his blog cl516 and over on his SoundCloud page.

Yellow OMEGA 8 Demo by calvincardioid

I think the Calvin’s color choice is excellent. Check out more photos on his blog: http://cl516.blogspot.com/

For more info: www.studioelectronics.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 3, 2009 at 5:54 pm, filed under hardware, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Scanned postcards and ads from Schneiders Buero!

MFB-Synth II

Last week I took a walk to my favorite store in the world Schneiders Buero. Herr Schneider is a really cool Geschaftsfuher (store owner). When you enter his palace of new analog synthesizers for sale a Theramin greets you by sounding off as you enter the door. Scattered around the shop there are postcards and adverts from some of our favorite gear. I grabbed some of them and scanned them for you. Remember when viewing images in flickr you can click “all sizes” to see larger versions of the scans.

To view the full set: click here

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 10, 2008 at 8:04 am, filed under hardware, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.