MkII Barbie Karaoke control voltage test

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"MkII Barbie Karaoke control voltage test with sequencer.
built at Steim, Amsterdam"

Creating sound on the NordLead: tips and tricks

You can find more including sysex patches of the examples in this thread by Wout Blommers. Note you can obviously apply these techniques to other synths with similar parameters.

"As fischek wrote this thread is created special to the NordLead, NordLead2 and NordLead2X family, both in key and in Rack version. Some side steps could be taken towards the NordLead3 and the NordModular Classic and G2, if needed to explain.

Everybody is invited to chime in and write about things which come up in this thread, like how to use and play this synthesizer. Every opinion, critic, question and other kinds of contribution to the topic is welcome, allowed between the legally drawn lines, specially concerning copyrights. Text and audio examples are still the copyright of the rightful owner who shared the information with this community.

The forum is the normal place to ask question and discuss about the normal topics.

Here are some things to discuss about:

interesting ways to play,
strange things, like poly sounds in Mono mode Shocked,
how to create blibs-and-blobs,
FM (8 operator synth) and RingModulator,
the SecretFilter,
the Arpeggiator (like BPM),
what is the use of those extreme LFO values?,
analyzing Programs and Performances,
Percussion mode (also using the Arpeggiator in there),
the sound changing when using the SemiTones knob,
syncing to an extern MidiClock (what is possible and what not?),
KeyBoardTracking Osc2,
and what else which is able to be shifted underneath the front door...


An example...

"There is always the question how to make a broad and wide Saw sound.

In this kinds of sounds, which are sometimes called 'fat', a lot of oscillators producing different kind of Saw waves, of course detuned.
How to sound as many oscillators possible? Each Voice has two Oscillators, which can be detuned. To emphase this effect, the Unison cab be enabled. When using the sound in Mono mode Unison provides 4 detuned Voices. Octave Shift together with the SemiTone knob can be used to widen the sound in a single Slot.
And last but not least all these features can be used in a 4 Slot Layer or in a Performance.

To blend the detuning in the sound a Low Pass Filter can be used and turned down more or less. Mostly I program to one of the Slots, I prefer the highest pitched, a slight Glide.

When using the Poly mode to de-activate (to silence) one Slot results in a Voice extra.

Detuning (hear example 05) is realized by Morphing.


Doepfer A-137-2 Wave Multiplier II Demo

"The module uses comparators to generate four phase-shifted copies of the incoming signal to provide a robust, multi-oscillator type sound. Think 'super-saw' without any of the phase cancellation issues usually associated with mixing multiple VCOs."

Demos on navs.modular.lab

Elby Design Interview on VICMOD

"The man behind Elby Designs is Laurie Biddulph. If you are interested in building synths from scratch Elby Design have heaps for you to choose from. If want to add to your euro modular system take a look at the Panther Series. If you want build a complete modular look at an ASM2. The list of things to build are huge. I took my soldering iron and PCB and chatted to Laurie."

You can find the full interview on VICMOD here.

close up der Woche #52/08 -Korg SQ-10

via Aliens Project

You can find more here.

Open Question: whats a good music software i can download for free on my mac, like garageband?

im an uprising dj so i need good software where i can lap, record and add using my keyboard as a synthesizer and such.

Open Question: Was the Eighties the worst musical era /?

Yes, the Sixties andSeventies were much better. The Eighties was about bleached hair and synthesizers. The Eighties was about the money and the image.

Overdubbing Z3000 voices

Overdubbing Z3000 voices from GM on Vimeo.
"All the sounds including the drum sounds were made using three Z3000 by overdubbing. The pad sound toward the end was generated by a roland JX3P and was process in the modular using the Z5000."

KORG R3 - synthesizer terror

YouTube via hima7voltus

above - ground connection

YouTube via vonhaulshoven

Treat Yourself :)