3 ENVs – 2 OSCS – 2 LFOs – 12 Voices – Modmatrix inside – Klark Teknik FX (4 Blocks), 256 user presets (4 banks), MIDI, USB – Pedal CV – ARP’er & 32step-Sequencer – Chord Memory. “affordable price”. should be around 1500€? So it is not the cheapest and therefor more a quality approch to synths – but for a polyphonic synth – still far under DSI’s average price tags of 2k€>
Not that 1k or 500€ is a rumour due to the first teaser, the Odyssey clone. So is the 1.5k€ – but more realistic kind of guessing which it still is.
they say: fast LFOs (<5ms update),
it turns out they wanted a Juno plus – and added things to it – even that name was kept – and later changed to the much better sounding “deep mind”
and a mod matrix is not at all juno’ish but useful. this isn’t WYSIWYG – it’s some things behind this screen..
curves can be changed – slopes ..
Prototyp was named “Phat 12” (which is odd, isn’t it?) – here is the prooooof: it’s 3 Envelopes with switch buttons and 2 pole switch for the filter which might still be LPF but could be set via EDIT-Button next to it.
Update: Rendering by Blaise l Sequencer.de Forum:
Deepmind has WIFI to be controlled by an iPad / Editor.
have you seen that second synth in the 6’th video? may be the next one.. this is the pre-phat 12 – deepmind prototype. _
Mod Matrix Sources/Destinations can be found here:
UPDATE 5: Name : Deepmind 12 – 4 FX Blocks (by Klark Teknik) freely assignable with “algorithms”.. I’d expect it to be called “Kraftgedanke” or “Urgedanke” or something. Not that iPad – maybe an editor or library-software? it’s time for the price tag, now! and there should be buttons for the envelopes – not yet clear – so I assume there will be another “unveiling video”. did you see those 3 buttons below the envelope? I assume they set it to Amp, Filter and Pitch. But – makes settings harder since you need to re-arrange it any time switching over to the other env.
Vile Electrodes, Richard Divine and others show to us .. the new Behringer – a bit hidden and Rolandish in layout. Well the name may not be Eurosynth EX8000 but listen, it sounds quite cool.
they said “around 500€” – so let’s check how much it actually is.
btw: so happy they asked Vile Electrodes, they are cute in everything they do.
Looks like the MIDAS-Team ist the only one envolved, since it is an all-UK group until now showing and wowing it. I count 29 white keys – it’s 4 octaves then. for a monophonic synth it might be a bit too much – so big hope for polyphony of up to 6 voices could be – but none of the demos are polyphonic.
the synth has: 2 DCOs, ADSR Envelope (it says “envelope” but could be more than one), Sync (do I hear it at the beginning) – yes- it’s 2 OSCs! – does it? well – maybe sync isn’t for OSC sync but for some LFO/Arp ext. Sync? We don’t know – so we are still in wait-mode. it’s 2 LFOs! (confirmed). and PWM per OSC. Note that DCO means analog sound but controlled digitally! so it is analogue!
2nd video (don’t know the people in here, but..)
… but it is a real synth, less juni’ish but a bit like the looks of it or polysix or so, but it has all those features we expect it to have. and yes, they have the power – that’s the Midas team since they aquired them (and the X32) and all their analogue expertise.
this one is one voice for eurorack from Erica. On the left: 2 of the very very small “Piko” series which is really really dense and there is no single module of that series that is wider than those! Erica got well designed modules, tubes and – seems they try to get into the well-tempered-rack scene – create your own mini suitcase with patchcords. the synth voices is basically made for DIY – but all modules can be ordered fully assembled as well..
wave morphing / digital OSC – 16 waveforms & transition between those waves
Es ist Zeit, die nicht mehr erhältlichen Xbase Drums mit dem zu verbinden, was heute erwartet wird: Sampling. Dieses Bild sieht schwer danach aus, dass eine Art neue JoMoXXBase 888 Drummachine plus Sampling (wieXBase 09) kommen wird.
Jomox seems to plan a sampling & analog revival of the Xbase Drum machine series – which looks much like something that might bother Elektron (Rytm!) – they “took over” the parameter locks per step from Jomox. the Xbases had an interesting way of chaining / appending nearby patterns – just set the length to more one pattern could normally hold – and the next one will be used – brilliant. Korg has introduced a quite similar but more “logic” chaining/appending system with OS 2.02..
Korg bringt die bisherigen Electribes in den beiden klassischen Farben der alten X-Serie und ein Update auf 2.02 für alle, auch die schwarzen/grauen Electribes. Die Petition zum Thema wurde inzwischen aktualisiert (Ian Bradshaw statt der Entwickler des Minilogue wird adressiert und die Liste wurde korrigiert). Die Liste ist lang und daher nicht “erfüllt”, aber einige wichtige Elemente wurden erledigt – sehr wichtige sogar. Wem das nicht reicht, kann hier wählen gehen. Diskussionen zu den Electribes gibt es natürlich im Forum hier: Korg Electribe Sampler 2S …
Achtung: wer bei OS 1.15 ist muss erst OS 1.16 aufspielen und DANACH erst OS 2.02 sonst erscheint “invalid file”.
The Electribes got a blue/red colour scheme and a new OS 2.02.
the OS was highly appreciated but it may not be what the Petition wanted Korg to do. it has been updated as well. So it may not be obsolete – but very very important things have been done:
Chain function – plays multiple patterns in succession. Pattern parameters Global parameters CHAIN TO “Off” or Chain to “patternname” CHAIN REPEAT “1” – means you can set any pattern to be played with a pattern – so you set another name/number of a pattern there – so this is a clever work around for appending patterns – so the limit of 4 is no longer a problem – it can be longer than the older electribes. The way it was implemented is perfect for programming long patterns but not made for performance – it can be switched off via a global switch and exactly that is a very very good solution to the “64 step problem”!
• Added an UNDO function. for parameter edit, sequence recording, or Erase. –> hold down the shift button and press the < button. • Added an “Original Value” function that indicates the saved value of the parameters.
• Reduced load/save time samples.
so some parts of the petition are done.
Download V2.02 OS – Sampler – please note – if you are at 1.15 update to 1.16 first and then to 2.02 because you get “invalid” message and no update. NOTE: it’s 2 OS’es for Electribe and Electribe Sampler!
the Synth has it’s own OS. Can be found at Korg.com as well.
Thorsten “Q” Quaesching > picture palace music spielt Synthesizer und ist Komponist und “Musical Director” bei Tangerine Dream & Picture Palace Music.
“Moogulator” > Synmag.de ist Gründer und Chefredakteur des Synthesizermagazins und der Macher hinter>sequencer.de. Und im August bin ich dann in Berlin wegen Livegigs, mal sehen ob da was geht, vermutlich aber nicht…
Peter Zinovieff, (Co-Founder of EMS with David Cockerell, Robin Wood, etc…) gave us some words on 9.July.
His first pre-EMS works with computers in the 60s, studio work and founding of EMS – Electronic Music Studios, the Putney Studio and the product that never made it – a very deep filter system – which was actually not produced, but prototyped and the musical works – and q&a at the end of the speech. Thank you Peter for coming and permission to post the speech – note that this wasn’t made for posting – it’s just a phone and was just intended for me to remember it. The Eurorack-Modular and that Computer was / is part of the cologne lab at the khm for the students. we were a small group of data-hungry humans – and we were fed. (the concert “yesterday” he mentions was this one.)
the EMS Synthi A(KS) looks like this (nothing special just for those who’ve never seen one)