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.
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:
full GS editor
pre GS programmer for a system called TRX100
DX1 – prototype
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!)
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)
– Multimode Stereo Phaser (with LFO)
these are not just “repackaged” there are some features – like VCA’s and that makes waveform blending possible.
Moog Sub37 Update (12min video) in Feb.: Mod Parameters can be set by “touching” them instead of searching it in the menu! Sequencer updated: step seen at LED running through button LEDs, quick Sequence Select, Rotation, Swing, LFO Swing, Seq back&forth etc. as well, CV to MIDI / CV to Trigger, instant-rec-play (live sequencing)
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 !!
FX 500 patches
2 FX incl Delay. more displays… $2799
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).
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 ;)
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:
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..
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.
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..