Oberheim OB-8

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inside an OB-8

Studio Electronics SE-1 Analog "MiniMoog" Synth

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The SE-1 is an analog, monophonic synth-module designed to recreate that classic Moog sound. It creates thunderous bass, stunning leads, special FX, and everything in-between, making it perfect for Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Electronic, DnB and Dance, as well as Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Classical, and Film Scores. It also blends well with acoustic instruments, making it all the more versatile.

The classic Moog sound comes from its distinctive 24-dB low-pass, voltage-controlled analog filter. There's also a 12-dB low-/band-pass filter, which emulates the classic sounds of Oberheim synths. The SE-1 uses three, discrete voltage-controlled analog oscillators for genuine analog synth sounds. That's three VCOs -- just like the MiniMoog. They offer the basic waveforms you'd expect: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, and random. There are also four, multi-stage ADSR envelope generators to shape your sound, the filter, and more. Also available are ring modulation and glide/auto-glide effects.

With 24 knobs, 21 tactile switches, MIDI control over parameters, and plenty of program storage memory (396 presets and 396 user patches), the SE-1 is a professional alternative to its classic forefathers (and stays in tune better). It's used extensively by industry professionals -- including Fatboy Slim, Frontline Assembly, Eminem, Dr. Dre, David Foster, Hans Zimmer, and Stevie Wonder, to name only a very few.

• Polyphony - Monophonic
• Oscillators - 3 analog VCO's; Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth and variable width square. Osc2&3 sync to Osc1. Noise generator.
• LFO - 3 LFO's; Waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, square, noise, random. Controls: delay, key trigger, phase, and midi sync.
• Filter - 2 analog filters: 24db Lowpass (classic Moog), 12db Lowpass & Bandpass (classic Oberheim).
• VCA - 4 multi-stage envelope generators (ADSR). Env 1 fixed to filter frequency, Env 2 fixed to amp level, Env 3&4 are assignable
• Keyboard - None
• Memory - 4 ROM Banks (396 locations), 4 RAM Banks (396 locations)
• Control - MIDI"


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z37 Soviet SYNTH MANUAL analog synthesizer

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"Ritm-1. Please read more information here."

Wiard modules in Euro format - by Malekko

flickr by Analogue Haven

"The first sketches of Euro versions of the Wiard filters, Boogie and Borg, by Malekko. Both modules are vactrol-based and should be available by early summer. $225 each, 12 HP in size, honest to the original designs, licensed from Wiard and using the same schematics. LINK: There is more coming..."


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KORG MicroKORG reverse keys
"Close-up shot of the microkorg panel, taken with the 28-135 and showing moderate barrel distortion. This is a fabulous toy, it's very easy to program and has a quite good sound quality with decent analog feel in a compact package. The keybed feels somewhat strange and flimsy but it's playable once you get used to it."

Roland Jupiters

via where you'll find a post with more images on the Jupiter-6. excerpt: "When I finally got the synthesizer I liked the sound a lot but was even well disappointed, because it sounded nothing like the Jupiter 8. I thought a Jupiter 6 was just an 6 voice version, but it is a completely different synthesizer. So after a while I sold it and started looking further for a Jupiter 8 that I eventually found as well. But it took a while before I found one. After a while I already regretted selling the Jupiter 6 since it does have a very nice sound of its own. It is less powerful and warm than his bigger brother, but it is very good in more subtle and clearer sounds." Note the Anyware Instruments SEMtex in the back ground and the Yamaha CS5 or CS6 behind the Jupiter-8.

KeyPerformer running on a V-Machine

YouTube via zioguido
"This is the VST instrument GSi KeyPerformer running on a V-Machine. The sound is directly coming from the little V (hq this time! :-))

Unfortunately the USB controller I'm using in this video has a terrible keyboard action, practically impossible to play piano sounds with the correct expression (black keys are more sensitive than white keys!), but this is just an example of a very basic configuration, all in less than 5 Kilograms!

The sample-playback section of Key Performer can play up to 56 voices in the V-Machine. If you don't need high polyphony (for example, if you don't need to play piano parts with the sustain pedal), you can even load more than one instance of the plugin and have it multi-timbral on different MIDI channels, e.g. with 2 keyboards.

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Freaky Ambience Sounds Generated Using Cygnus VST Synth

YouTube via SomethingUnreal
"A little demonstration of some freaky atmospheric sounds made using the freeware VST Synth called 'Cygnus'.

「Cygnus」と言うフリーウェアVST synthで作った、いくつかの恐ろしい雰囲気音の、少しのデモンストレーション。

Probably not a good idea to listen if you feel sleepy...

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High-quality STEREO MP3:
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Cygnus home page:"

Treat Yourself :)