Yamaha AN1X-like App (AN2015) with Synth Book of History

Yamaha wasn’t presenting any synth at NAMM but they put up a nice history page –
but there’s a little 8 voice synth in it near the AN1x Digital Synthesizer but not exactly IT plus drums – called SynthBook and within the iOS App it’s called AN2015 running on iPhones..
here’s what you can do – see the tabs? it’s quite capable of a lot of synthesis.
yamaha an2015 synth

and there is plenty of cool things up on their site on history..
as a user of FM synths I enjoyed the programmers they created for editing the first FM prototype – the GS1 .. so in fact they did programmers first that look like very useful:

my info about Yamahas Synths – and a detailed view on all the FM synth generations.
The GS1 is shown here (I did not add the GS series to the SynthDB yet, but will do!)

A users render about Yamahas future – do you think they do this kind of effort without bringing new synths somewhere sooner/later?

• Hier ein wenig über die App im Forum • AN1X App für nix von Yamaha zum 40..
• und Was ist denn mit Yamaha?

Tom Oberheim going modular (Eurorack Format)

yes, Tom Oberheim is now doing modular – the first module you can get is of course the SEM (theTwoVoice, TVS1, 2Voice subtractive,analog synth has been presented as well – see below)
and a
– Multimode Stereo Phaser (with LFO)
these are not just “repackaged” there are some features – like VCA’s and that makes waveform blending possible.oberheim phaser eurorack oberheim module

Ja, Herr Oberheim macht jetzt auch Eurorack-Module
Tom Oberheim goes Eurorack?

you can save your sequences on the Oberheim 2 Voice – or to be exact: it is Tom Oberheim..

und der Oberheim 2voice ist da mit speicherbarem Sequencer – (nicht billig $3495)


UPDATED – last: 24.1. 2:30 (correct. some minor info, add links)
most important things from NAMM in one – OVERVIEW 
– die wichtigsten Sachen von der NAMM

  1. Waldorf Wavetable Module (Eurorack), Attack App, Nave Plugin
  2. Moog Modular – Minimoog? coming?
  3. Tom Oberheim goes Modular
  4. Nord Electro 5
  5. Arturia Audiointerface / Beatstep Pro CV/Gate Sequencer
  6. MIDI HD – the new standard for MIDI
  7. Koma modules “Poltergeist” / Komplex Sequencer 7U
  8. Make Noise+ Hex Inverter modules
  9. Vermona “14″ Analog MonoSynth
  10. Radikal Module (dual filter, eurorack)
  11. Doepfer Module / Trigger Sequencer
  12. Roland JD Xi + JD Xa – analog + digital crossover synths + TR sequencer inside!
  13. Korg Odyssey – 3x “Karp”
  14. Casio XW PD1 FX Groovebox / FX machine
  15. Jomox Rackonizer (Eurorack)
  16. Korg MS20M with FM, Sync, PWM and flat desktop design + SQ1 sequencer
  17. Akai Timbre Wolf 4voice analog synth + Tom Cat Drummachine + the Wombat fake
  18. Logic 10.1 – update
  19. Casio CZ App
  20. Roland Aira MX – interesting Mix concept for automation of everything / FX.
  21. Roland Promars Plugout for System 1
  22. Sequential Prophet 6 (yes it is labelled Sequential, not Dave Smith) + DSI Modules (Character and OSCs, Filters) -> Eurorack
  23. 303style expanded sequencer Social Entropy
  24. Die Musotalk-Livesendung zur NAMM
    (german talk about NAMM)
    -Wir sprechen über die NAMM Neuheiten Teil 2:

    Teil 1 – ohne mich aber wird vollständiger dadurch:

    *Musotalk kommt normalerweise 12:00 Donnerstags live mit Chat

furthermore / und weiter gab es noch:

Sequential (Dave Smith) Prophet 6 – very Prophet 5’ish Synth

it’s a lot like the 1x Multi Timbral, 5 Voice, (1978)  
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Analog Synthesizer but with some additions. -> bold – what is different to the P5

2 VCOs- morphable wave shapes – PWM – Sync, 6 voices
Triangle Sub Generator
Slope for “analog” detuning
low & high pass filter
velocity / env
classic 2x ADSR
LFO with ext. clock sync
64 step polyphonic sequencer !!
500 patches
2 FX incl Delay.
more displays…

This synth has analog oscillators, it is therefore closer to the Prophet 08, but it has different filters, that have been developed with the Pro 2, so it is also a different sound to both for different reasons). Dave says it is not the same but more modern and – it has a real easy-to-understand user interface – which is obviously true.
so the Prophet 6 is not cannibalizing DSI (which is the distribution with this synth, still) especially thinking of the P08 it has FM like the P5 had and a different sound.

and yes – Sequential is back without Circuits a new page as well.
…from Yamaha. Here’s the “Sequential Statement” – since Yamaha doesn’t do synths that much these days so Dave is been given the name back! congrats! To me it’s like when Bob Moog got his name back, so we’re waiting for Tom to call his machines Oberheim again (not Tom Oberheim).

und ja: Dave hat was zum freuen Neues von Dave Smith // SCI Prophet 6 (nicht DSI)

Arturia Beatstep Pro Sequencer + Audio Fuse

Beatstep Pro is not a fake – it’s a 64step sequencer.

beatstep pro con beatstep pro

clock: analog in/out
MIDI in/out
16 step buttons
pressure sens.vel. pads
8 gate outs (!)
2 channels -> pitch – gate – velocity (6 jacks)
note tie, 16x 2 sequences, 16 drum sequences (gates), 10Volts max., P: 250€
class compliant (MIDI for iPad)
info pdf

sonicstate: image of audio fuse, audio interface mentioned in this teaser video:


192khz sampling rate,
route to 2 speakers (a/b)
4 analog in –  ADAT in/out ports –> 14 in/out
USB Hub Ports
MIDI in/out
special functions to bring iPads and Computer together but still it looks a bit confusing..
€549 / $599.
and little case that makes it look like a Mac Mini ;)

audio fuse

nice joke the Polybrute

Polyphonic Analog Synth by Arturia.
4 octave keys
dual OSC from the microbrute

not confirmed yet – it could still be a fake – to me it is very much pixel-generated. and posted in 2014. hmm – doesn’t look like it is real for me things not proper – check yourself:

via Forum: NAMM – Arturia …


Roland – Promars for System 1

beside the JD-Xa and JD-Xi and the very interesting Aira MX Automator/Mix there is also something new for the System 1 platform – the Promars, MRS2 subtractive,analog synth – I recently sold mine. so there’s only some SHs and System 100 / 100m missing and the System 1 going polyphonic for emulation – maybe the new JD synths might do their part of that job.
I assume this is not only a Plug-out but a Plug-in as well as SH101 and SH2 were..


img: synthbug.com – also did audio demos of the Xi, see the Xi link to listen to it..

Vermona Synth “14” – Lancet style Analogsynthesizer

first better image of the Vermona. “announced” here @Xmas

the name is 14 <– yes! it took 14 years for them to be (re)allowed to use the name.
Vermona 14

nothing known so far – but have a look – but it IS a Lancet keyboard in a way. so it’s monophonic.

14 hat u.a. analoge VCO mit jeweils 2 Sub-VCOs,
Noise, Mixer, klassisches Ladder-Filter mit 18+12+24db LowPass
2x ADSR,
1 umfangreicher LFO,
1 Vibrato-LFO,
SH-101-Style Sequencer (aufwendiger als in der Bass-Station II),
-> Programmer in Funktions & Arbeitsweise ähnlich PerFourMer2
(keine Speicherplätze)

Images & Audio at Amazona
src: both (C) der jim / Amazona!
14 14


Der “14” Analogsynthesizer ist eine ausgewachsene Variante des
1x Multi Timbral, 1 Voice, (2010)
Vermona Mono Lancet Analog Synthesizer Moduls

Mono Lancet


Heavily Modded / Expanded 303-style: Social Entropy Sequencer

just a quote this time:
Social Entropy (Ripe) Creator of the Quicksilver 303/606 CPU’s is showing his new 8-track prototype sequencer at NAMM this year called the Engine.
It has a raft of features similar to the TB-303 and TR-606 QS CPU’s, and also a lot of other new features like skip (only seen on analog sequencers) and many more.

There is also USB, and an optional CV/Gate add-on too.

social entropy

Forum: Social Entropy Engine Sequencer !

Test – Gforce Software Oddity 2 Synthesizer – deutsch

Ja, jetzt wo Korg den Hardware-Odyssey baut, mal einen Blick auf eine Software die genau das in polyphon tut und mit einem Suboszillator, und LFO und Hüllkurve dazu – übrigens ist dieser LFO ziemlich schnell und – das Teil eignet sich für etwas, für das man den Odyssey nie verwenden konnte: Flächen kann er erstaunlich gut. Mein Spar-Chroma (<– mit dem ich kürzlich einen kleinen Song veröffentlicht habe). Der Chroma wurde nämlich von ARP entwickelt als das letzte Projekt. Aber GForce anzusprechen hatte auch den Grund der hinter dem Link wartet, nämlich Dave von GForce und seine Stimme zusammen mit dem Oddity 2.. also dann mal testen..

Test – Gforce Software Oddity 2 Synthesizer – deutsch – MusoTalk.TV.

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