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Analog Synthesizer – Moogulatorium

Updates: NAMM 2012 Synth Related Overview

time to detach the NAMM 2012 news – but for later reference – these where the cool things to remember:

• Note, that some posts are updated without notice – like more/new videos and some infos be added to the “old posts” rather than cluttering the blog with 3-4 updates on the same thing.so start from here. BTW I continue doing so after NAMM as well.
• Info: einige Updates zur NAMM und auch generell hier im Blog werden nicht extra angekündigt sondern einfach hinzugefügt zu bestehenden Einträgen, also – hin und wieder kommen hier und da noch Videos dazu. So wird es auch nach der NAMM weiter gehen.

analog synths (via NAMM)
– Arturia Minibrute, 499€ – some videos added
– Moog Minitaur – also more videos added
– Mfb Dominion X
– Waldorf Pulse 2
– MacBeth Minimac
– Eowave Koma
– Jomox Moonwind Filterbank (not a synth but analog)

interesting stuff:
– Akai – a CV/Gate Keyboard with built in MPC and 8 touch faders with LED $499 like the DSI Tempest and 32step sequencer inside those
Pads and MPC Fly Software for the iPad $299 and the Renaissance and MPC Studio ($299) do the “normal MPC business” .
– Korg Kaoss Pad Mini 2 and Kaossilator 2 Mini with Display and SD Card Slot and another Slider
– new 2 Casios – now with some more details PDF – videos added as well.
– Repackaged Blofeld (?) with Knobs Studiologic Sledge (not on NAMM), new video up
– UAD Audio Interface with Thunderbolt & Firewire 800, $2500
– Clavia NordDrum (video added)
– Euro-Modules Schippmann, XAOC, Malekko, WMD – UPDATE: Harvestman & Make Noise

 Forum – Diskussionen (german/deutsch):

Namm 2012 , Arturia NAMM 2012 – da kommt was völlig NeuesUnd auf einmal wurde der Markt analog,
AKAI PRO MAX49 – Neuer Controller mit Sequencer und CV/Gate,

Casio baut wieder Synthesizer?

• XWP1 Digital Synthesizer

 

• XWG1 Digital Synthesizer


will keep this thread more or less on top – as a quick overview until all NAMM news have been collected… ;)

Seid heute im Verkauf / Abonnenten haben bereits das neue Synthesizer-Magazin #30
 Synthesizer-Magazin, aktuelle Druck-Ausgabe  Augensteuerung hier hin für mehr==>

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Futureretro – Synthesizer overview

.. synthesizer Future Retro – 777 – moebius sequencer etc.

FRFuture Retro Synth overview / überblick..
future retro revolution: a TB303 kind of ROUND synth with fat bass synth quite close to the TB303 (roland) plus sequencer, an advanced one ..

also there are FX like chorus, flanger ,delay and room with 2 mix knobs (L/R), not much added to the tb303 parameter set.. so the big new thing here is the sequencer and midi! cv+ MIDI controlled..
Future Retro Revolution<–Revolution thx for pic to Kaneda


the FUTURE RETRO 777 – now really retro – discontinued since 2003.
moebius sequencer: the 777 sequencer as a separate machine, for midi and CV.

revolution
the newer revolution is a round tb303-style synth with sequencer..
no more or less, it’s a discus like shape.. not much boyond a roland tb303 but no less either.. ;)

FUTRE RETRO 777
future retro 777 synthesizer
moebius sequencer and oberkorn analog sequencer
below: the moebius, mid: the oberkorn.. sends out CV analogue voltage!! same is in the 777: click the image to enlarge!!

german: deutsch: der oberkorn ist ein normaler analoger sequencer,der einfach die potis abfragt ,der reihe nach.. und spannungen ausgibt, der moebius macht dasselbe aber generiert das ganze digtial und arbeitet auch mit midi. ist in der bedienung ähnlich dem sq16, etwas statisch,aber nicht unbedingt schlecht, kann patterns “chainen” also eine kette in realtime abspielen nach simplem antippen..

the moebius – here’s the sequencer with MIDI and CV outs,
a bit like the 777’s sequencer..
moebius sequencer
enlarge this? click it!

MOEBIUS you have hz/okt, v/oct., neg/pos slope trigger gate and accent out, so it is an interesting machine.. still..

thanks to alexF for great future retro 777 photos!!
I assume the pictures speak for themselves.. note: the 3-7 pole switch!
it has 2 VCOs (rectangular to saw – seamless!) plus 2 Suboscs (means: pulse wave 1 oct below the main osc) & noise
3 or 7 pole filters (LPF)
special distortion modes (2x)
filter FM & osc FM (!!)
find 2 sections below the OSCs: wave a and b ;) guess,what that means ;)

future retro 777
click pics to enlarge…
future retro 777
click pics to enlarge…
the machine is monophonic and for its integrated moebius sequencer it has some special features like accentuation of course..
future retro 777 synthesizer
click pics to enlarge…
future retro 777 synthesizer
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do you speak “sherman”? SHERMAN FILTERBANK from Belgium

Filter Box Overview

do you speak ‘sherman?
Sherman Filterbank 2
filterbank

not german, but from belgium! ;)

after the very charismatic filterbank 1..
basically the Sherman Filterbank 2 is a synthesizer without oscillators!
maybe a nice DIY project could make this machine a real charsimatic synthesizer?
maybe add a nice small mfb synth to drive it.. ;)
btw: I have never seen such a good manual with so many examples and really easy!
and: hmm, cute! really.. as cute as the “VCA-man” in the ms20 manual
sherman filterbank
enlarge above image? click the image..!!
FM and AM! “distortion” by overdriving the input!
filter sounds quite rough “british” ms20’ish!.. but it never sounds “bad”. but it CAN SOUND EVIL! ;)
you have 2 independet filters both sweepable from LPF to BPF to HPF! also there is a nice knob for adjusting the filters called anti mix correction.
here you can have non symmetric bpfs ,lpfs and hpfs.. so this makes another “kind” of filter characteristics.. (eg: a hpf that still lets some bass freq. pass through)..

I did a nice drumloop and shermanized it, you hear FM at audio speed (to the end) and some knob turns..
HEAR SHARMANISM!
sherman filterbank
you can connct averything to the sherman, there are even 3 midi thru! (makes sense)
all is CC controllabe via midi but you also got the envelope out and trigger in. FM and AM in!
you can control the second AR envelope, too by external
sherman filterbank
enlarge above image Sherman Filterbank 2? click the image..!!

sherman filter bank
see the harmonics knob? here you can set the second filter to be a static harmonics “generator” for you! this make a lot of sense for drumloops and stuff..
ADSR env and an LFO that max range is audio speed! the lfo has some triangular waves

I tested it with a fairly “non phat”-drumloop.. if you set it right, you can beef it up a lot!!!
LISTEN! HEAR!, how it gets more phat (starting with original)..

vlaamse enveloppen!
HÖREN! LISTEN! – sherman audio files (find it in)
im file management system von (of)
electronicattack.de (sorry sherman, ehm,german server system) hier / here AUDIOFILES
more “audio abuse” of the sherman filters: HIER / HERE

filtered saxophones (sax_OFF_on!) by south marsian authorities pattysplanet

german parameter list:
1. Hi boost/Cut Ore-Equalization
2. SensTrig/Eingang sens.
3. Eingangsempfindlichkeit / distortion
4. Frequenzmodulation (stärke)
5. ENV Trigger (adsr)
6. Attack time/ Env. Follower
7. Decay time ADSR
8. Sustain level ADSR
9. Release time ADSR
10. ADSR ENV mode.
11. ADSR out signal
12. LFO speed
13. LFO mode
14. LFO display
15. Phasen/Antiphasen Intensitätseinstellung des LFO
16. Amplitudenmodulation Intensität
17. AR Trigger
18. Attack Zeit AR
19. filterrouting parallel – seriell
20. Release
21. FX wet mix
22. Effekt enabled
23. shift + Oct./ + Quint.
24. Tracking Normal
25. Tracking gauge
26. cut Frequenz Filter 1
27. ADSR Mod Filter
28. Resonance 1
29.filter type – Tief / Band / Hochpass 1
30. “Anti Mix Korrektur” Filter 1
31.Sync display
32.Filter 2 Harmonics festeinstellungen und free mode
33. cutoff Filter 2
34.ADSR Mod Filter 2
35.Resonance Filter 2
36.filter type Tief/Band/Hochpass Filter
37.”Antimix Korrektur” Filter2
deutscher bericht?

deutsch/british.. ANALOGE synthesizer / german distribution german/british and other synths.. vertrieb jomox, vermona, macbeth, mfb / fricke etc..
www.schneidersbuero.de
sherman is from belgium and have a very good site! check the video!!
of course there was a filterbank 1 – the #2 is the predecessor..!
there is also the limited edition (95 made) quad modular filterbank QMF
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Electro Harmonix Synthesizer & Sequencer and Vocoder

Electro Harmonix

guitar Synthesizer
the EH vocoder is under vocoder.. same design as the guitar synthesizer..

the EH series including a sequencer and FX boxes EQ etc..

and of course the well known bass synths mini synthesizer line

Electro Harmonix guitar Synthesizer
electro harmonix gear
electro harmonix sequencer
electro harmonix synthesizer
electro harmonix mini synthesizer
top:electro harmonix drm16
EH7450
1978

simple preset drum machine..

has matrix like variations from the rhythm selected with 2 knobs, Vari 1-4 and (funk,disco,rock,misc) also cymbals (long/short and wood block switch), very old style sounds with “piuuu tom” , space drum switch on the back..

EH drm16 + pearl syncussion
EHElectro Harmonix Synth overview / überblick..
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Moogulatorium Part 2 – Analogsynthesizer B

Synthesizer Database Moogulatorium:ANALOG SYNTHESIZER SECTION VINTAGE & FUTURE ANALOGUE & HYBRID SYNTHESIZERs –> page 2/ 2 goto: moogulatorium 1..

–> Synthesizer Main List.. <–

Cwejman S1?
the swedish better MS20?
no.. it’s different.. VERY much!!
it has the FASTEST ENVELOPES I every listend to on ANY synthesizer!two filters and 3x FM – OSCs..
a lot of paramters can be patched using 3.5mm jacks

but, hell.. I have never listended to a better synth for percussion sounds because of the 0.5ms Envelopes!
there is linear and expo characteristics.

the LFO is about 60Hz fast.
it’s one LFO, the s2, a smaller version has 2 LFOs aboard..
2 ENVs, ultrafast
all standard waveforms on the VCOs
internal midi available and can be sent to the “outside wolrd” ,too..

Video (play with VLC)
s1_perco.MP4

s1_perco2.MP4

and 3 VCOs all FM able..Sinus, Triangle, Sawtooth, Triangle + Pulse, Pulse, syncable 2 VCOS!! means: vco 1 and2 , vco 2 and 3!! hard sync only, but 2 syncs!! and as said: the fastest envelopes on an analog synth ever since..

2filters: 4-6poles!! (24-36dB/oct.) ranging up to 16khz! lpf only
2nd filter: multimode 2-6 poles lpf,bpf,hpf
both feature self oscillation
ringmod
all is patchable..

2 ADSR envs 0.5ms minimum per stage! 20 secs max!
noise (any color ;) .. red,white,low freq noiseso the specs are very hi-ended..vca: lin & log mode.Price is SEK 22400 (appr 2600 EURO)

the cwejman modular system:

doepfer-sized modules, very slim.. very good and very fast env, here it is 0.1ms ,again faster than the s1’s envs (05.ms):

Cwejman
this is a semi modular machine (no pic so far, but the delivery of the machiens has just started (fall/2003)
LFO up to about 62Hz, random,saw/saw inverted,square waves
patchable: speed,intensity, gate input
cwejman s1 synthesizer
click s1 to enlarge..Cwejman
cwejman modular synthesizer
the SKYWAVE LORD
Synthesiser
has an interesting control Joytick with built in potentiometer..
also: sensor keys in the middle with phaser, filter etc. control (enable/disable)
only 10 Lords made..
skywave lord synthesiser
skywave lord synthesiser
FUTURE RETROfuture retro
more analogue synthesizers CH
spectral audio
neptune II
3 VCOs, one of them can be used as LFO, mods VCO1,2 or filter, no PWM but multimode filter, rough sounding analogue
envs: nice, but not that fast..swiss made.

enlarge pic? just klick it!!
The Selector along with a big Doepfer Monster!
doepfer modular system in the middletechnosaurus system on the right..

thx for pic:
Pic from the Parallel Worlds studio, Greece”:
www.shimarecords.co.uk

technosaurus + doepfer
theiss modularthere is an extra site for theiss tmss
Steiner Parker Modular
the Synthasystemall discrete electronics in here of course.the steiner parker synthacon was sort of “minimoog” synth with 3 VCOs and multimode filter with FM functionality and the valve instrument (on the right on the bottom picture)

Steiner Parker Synthacon
this one has 3 VCOs , all can be FM’ed by each other and all VCOs range to 20khz! this thing was made in 1974.

it has simplified envelopes like the minimoog (sort of..) and has a clock generator.. and a multimode filter 12dB/oct.

quite a lot of features in times,where the sh5 was about to come and arp and moog dominated the synth world.

anyway: this won’t be seen too often.. unfortunately..

steiner parker modular system
steiner parker modular system
Buchla Music Easel
uses banana jacks (!).. they are “stackable”..Don Buchla also made the Oberheim Ob-MX when Tom Oberheim left Oberheim (!)
His Buchla Box 200e is a very big digital memory modular system with multi-staage envelopes and sequencers, complex control and very high price, but Buchla did a lot of very visionary/innovative synths in the same time when moog did his more popular and more known synths, buchla is a bit unconventional, even in 1982 he had programmable “controllers” like todays sequencers in software in a box. (the mid phase of his modular series), means: see/draw in your envelope.. well, not that easy those days but very new..

Buchla has a new system out, a modular system with RAM, digital analog hybrid.
Don Buchla was also responsible for the “oberm00g” OB-MX synth by Oberheim (Tom Oberheim wasn’t Toms company at that time..

buchla music easel
buchla music easel
about the same hardware as the SCI Prophet 5,the GLEEMAN PENTAPHONIC SYNTHESIZERpolyphonic synth, but of course no poly mod section,
this version is exotic, the normal one is black!

more.. GLEEMAN..

gleeman pentaphonic
gleeman pentaphonic
gleeman pentaphonic
us valve tech modular special modules
metasonix
tube valve analogue modules and synthesizers..
this is filters and ringmod and distortion with VALVES by metasonix..very trashy design but sounds very mighty and basic!! nice addition to modular systems.. made in usa.
available in germany by schneidersbuero
and another .OGG file by “rechner7” from the synthesizerforum.de made with agonizer tx1semore about metasonix and the wretch full tube synthesizer..
metasonix
click to enlarge pics..
former east germany
AAC (VEB Automatisierungs- und Anlagenbau Cottbus)..
TIRACON 6Vbeside the vermona synth (see vermona section!) there was the TIRACON 6V , it’s quite like a poly61 / poly800 programming style. on board sequencerincluding 4 Level – Envelopes and the “roland-style” static hpf. of course it has a lpf main filter controlled by env and lfo ..

there is a proto type around Tiracon C21 (red with black controls a bit like karma “look” from 1989 that is a drum machine and a preset synth in one case plus some FX.. pic see this posting by Lutz

tiracon 6V synthesizer
tiracon 6V synthesizer
from AAC (Automatisierungs- und Anlagenbau Cottbus, former easst germany).
Lassence µVenturyII
mini modular system made for percussive sound reinforcment/treatment from belgium in a suitcase..enlarge? click the image ..–>>

made in belgium,the only one I know of from B.

Lassence microVenturyII
STUDIO ELECTRONICSmore on studio electronics on the oberheim sites..
italianCrumar, Siel, GRS, Davolisint,
Elka Synthex and Eko here
the ANTARES SYNTHESIZER
CZ – tech answer to the minimoog? it has S/H controls in every section : vca, vcf, vco..
lpf filter and very minimoog design..
antares synthesizer
russia
the russian synths section
.. go here
Polyvoks by Formanta/Polyrock
polyrock POLYVOKS
Aelita – sort of Moogish, fat Sound..
the Kirovski Ritm 2
Kirvoski Ritm2 Synthesizer
click to enlarge Ritm-2
The Firstman SQ-01 by Multivox was kind of a TB303 with an analog Bass Synth (not much more than this, but fat sounding..) and a simple sequencer (a bit “§§% to program..)I speak about the alesis in the alesis section, right?..Firstman Synth (beside the alesis hr16 drummachine)
Firstman Synthesizer and Sequencer
from Synapsethis is a ROUTING machine (british) audio signals that can be assigned in a matrix!! very good idea!!..
-> automatic patchbay.
shown on the musikmesse frankfurt germany (music fair 2003)
it’s UK made.
synapse patchbay
TEISCO , later KAWAI ..more on this little synth .. on kawai / teisco..2x AD env, lfo triggerable
1 vco incl Lo setting
LPF + static HPF

110F it’s strange, some technology of this synth came from ARP, it has a fixed filter bank , 2 VCOs and 2 ADSR envelopes.
similar to ARP it has one lfo with 20hz max only and a self reso 24dB/oct LPF with “roland type” fixed HPF. the lfo can trigger the ENVs, ringmod is on board, too. it’s VCOs have a very large range from LFO/low to 64′ to 4′!! goood for ringmod noises!
the mixer does not allow ringmod and noise at the same time but it’s white or pink noise then..

more on TEISCO , later KAWAI ..
and another info kawai / teisco..

kawai 100F
click to enlarge KAWAI 100-F..
JEN SX1000small little thing, but it sounds better than it looks ;)kawai 100f
Cheetah
check this about this underestimated analogue synthesiser..
Cheetah analog synth, a bit exotic.. rack expander.. MS6

pic thx to mikesonic.
der lustiger herr schneider..
schickt agenten in die ganze welt, allerdings nicht agent001 “agent moog” ;)www.schneidersbuero.de
schneidersbüro


ANALOGUE SYSTEMS (AS).. the synthesiser section ..
– ems: go here
– edp wasp +
OSC OSCar go here
the modular ones are here:
SynthesizerSynth overview / überblick..
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Moogulatorium: Analog Synthesizer Chaos – Main Menu – Analogue Synthesizers

This is the former “browsng” section of the analog section of my old HTML version of this site – it was called “Moogulatorium”:
ANALOG SYNTHESIZER SECTION VINTAGE & FUTURE ANALOGUE & HYBRID SYNTHESIZERs –
-> page1/ 2: goto: moogulatorium 2.. –> Synthesizer Main List.. <–

GEARPORN & SYNTH MEETINGS
LIST OF

-> SYNTH MEETINGS
(add one if you like..)

  • Synth gatherings..

Swiss Synthesizer Meeting (Oct / jeden Oktober)

Happy Knobbing Modular Meeting Germany – modular meeting (happy knobbing) pics and videos are here.

Synthesizer Park cologne 1+2 pics

the modular synth events / modular meeting pics..

more analog synthesizers …

ForumNews..ask everything in the forum this is for help and discussion!
please do not email privately for tech,gear and synth questions!FIND NEWS HERE,ALSO!!
Moog (Modular)-MOOG MODULES..

the Moog modular Modular 55 & PPG Modular
how connect MOOGs to other CV synths?
(voltage to switched trigger interface DIY) herevery big closeup pics MOOG + PPG MODULES modular /
grosse portraits des ppg modular (moog modular compatibel)
moog 55 modular
mixed ppg & Moog modular (compatible: ppg did those modules as an alternative to the big moog modulars..)
MoogMemory/Minimoog,
Rogue,
(modded/modifizierter) Prodigy,
Moog 55 / PPG Modular (Film/Movie!)
TEST/AUDIO:
Moogerfooger
MF101Filter
MF102 Ringmodulator
Tests (hier!)/Audio — see this review / test for audio!!..Schaltplan / schematic:
Moog Source & Moog Liberation
includes:(interessanter(interesting Ringmodulator!)

MOOG MODULES (Modular) closeups

moog minimoog
MF102 und MF101 Moogerfooger Tests
Moog35/ PPG Modular (Film/Movie!) und mehr..
moogerfoogerone of the first VOYAGER owners’ report (warning: strong affective binding to the product) here
polyfusion modularpolyfusion
RSF
kobol
polykobol
French Synthesizers since 1970 by
Ruben & Serge Fernandez
find more infos and pics here
RSFRSF Kobol Synthesizer
KORG Korg MS series normal & “Rack”ed??.. Korg MS20/ MS50 Rack
Korg Polysix
and lots more..alternative ms20-type synths?
analogue vostok, the modular ms20 / ems aks? check analogue systems in the menu..
ms20 , ms50 , sq10
cwejman S1? the swedish better ms20?semi modular system from sweden.. check this..
Formant Modular (opened) + ICA modular..list of modulars, tips on modular synths/URLsFormant Modular

liste von verschiedenen modularsynthesizern und URLs und DIY links..
Modular SYNTH DIY-Projekt!!Der Modular-Synthesizer
der foruModular “selbstbau”-synth, den wir (EK und internes forum / thomas von anyware und moogulator (diese site!)) selber aufbauen, inzwischen gibt es einen funktionierenden prototypen ;)Der SELBSTBAU SYNTHESIZER Forumsynth aus dem Forum (Forumodular)
80 of them made: SIMPLESIZER, ein einfacher monophoner analoger zum gemeinsamen aufbauen!
DIY – SYNTH – PROJEKT:
forumodular
fertig, bis aufs design ;) ! – nächstes/parallel laufendes projekt.. SIMPLESIZER!
HDB audio = Vermona
there are some older machines by TBS / MAM that are manufactured / developed by HDB / Vermona! such as the DRM1 / ADX (quite close to the drm1) and more..NEW SYNTHESIZER monopolyphonic , a bit like korg monopoly and oberheim 4 voice with very sophisticated FM capabilities!! the per4merFilter & Phaser (DAF1, PH16)
Audiodemo / Test/Review (deutsch!)
part (filters) of the “Mephisto”/Filter des “Mephisto”
review:Ringmodulator RM1
Vermona DRMmk2 Drumsynthesizer
Sounds&Test Test/Review (deutsch!)info..(all Analog Synthesizers here/pur analog hier!)!!
features MP3s of the “M.A.R.S”..hier/here!
(einer der ersten 5 Prototypen!)
Per4mer (perFOURmer)-
monopolyphonic synth with OSC&VCF-FM

perfourmer synthesizer
Analog Drumsynth DRM1 mk2 test & sounds
M.A.R.S Analogsynth mp3&info hier/here!btw:
Mephisto wirds NICHT geben..
aber der per4mer, ein MonoPoly / four-voice ähnlicherwelcher!
Mephisto will NOT come, but per4mer

–>ROLAND – SECTION

find them all here from System 100 to V-Synth..(audio,review & pics), Test/Review zum SH101 hier!

info pics & infos (modification): Roland SH-5,
Roland Modulars 700,100

special:”Rob Acid” Roland TB303

–>Roland Drumcomputer
TR series.. TR606,TR707,TR909, etc..

roland sh5
Roalnd SH5 one of Rolands all time cool sounding synths.. thanks to its BPF.. (track is in the roland section)..
TRICK: speed up an LFO to audio speed and use it on filter FM!! (jupiter 4 style) here!!Reviews und Audiodemos Roland SH101 (german review&mp3) hier!
YAMAHA
the analogue CS series from to CS01-CS80
CS01, now with self-oscillating filters (modification), planned: ringmod!/subosc.
-RX drummachines (RX5) +
yamaha 02R mix
-FM synthesizers (english)
deutsch – hier: dx200 (deutsch/german), rs7000 (deutsch/german),
spx900 FX (deutsch/german)
yamaha cs01 - the CS series
SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS – SCIprophet 5
Pro One
DSI evolver
drumtraks
– how to make your own sounds..
sixtrakDSI – Dave Smith Instrments
SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS – SCI
prophet synthesizers..DSI – Dave Smith Instrments
Evolver Series
Macbeth Studio Systems
really a minimoog?
M3X , M5
macbeth m3x
Auralesqueauralesque synthesizer
  • ARP Synthesizer odyssey
    2600
    etc.
  • Rhodes Chroma
  • ARP 2600
    Oberheim
    Marion Systems all real Oberheims they are all here!!….

    Oberheim Xpander
    (Test,Pics,Tricks,Patches,Movie,opened..)
    Oberheim Matrix6 , Matrix 6R, Matrix1000
    access programmer
    Marion Systems MSR2 / ProSynth
    Oberheim Prommer – progging/burning sound for lots of the 80ies drum machines..!
    see pictures, a test, audiofiles, the opened Xpander movie and images, some tricks and more..
    (differences Matrix12 vs. Xpander)Kleine Bildergallerie/Info.und ein paar Daten.
    Film vom offenen Xpander!Audiodemo (mp3) und
    Patches unter Audio/Download/Patches!
    Xpander Test / Review

    wie funktioniert / what is SoftSync? Oberheim SEM Filter:
    siehe/see Andromeda A6 (click here)!
    Oberheim
    oberheim ob mx <– OB MxOberheim Xpander
    DAS Analogschlachtschiff! / THE Analogue Flagship
    oberheim xpander
    Semtex2 VCOs + 2x Sub
    Noise, Ringmod
    patchable
    syncable OSCs..
    midi
    morphable filter from lpf to hpf by CV..semtex by anyware.
    Semtex XL Synthesizer
    banana
  • sherman Filterbank!
  • sherman filterbank 2!
    sherman filterbank
  • DIVERSE / MISC SYNTH.rs integrator modular synth by
    analogue systems UK
    the rs-integrator and another british synthesiser (!)
    Oxford Synthesiser Company OSCarelka synthex
    siel opera 6 – 3 LFOs italian synth – ssm chips.Future Retro 777
    Technosaurus Selector modular system
    & Microcon II Octave Cat,

    russian Synth..

    also: studio electronics synthesizers

    cwejman? the swedish ms20?
    analogue vostok, the modular ms20 / ems aks? and the frostwave resonator has the ms20 filter section here

    future retro 777
    MFB – Fricke
    mfb synth & mfb synth lite ,
    mfb synth II
    32step drumcompupter mfb502
    mfb synthesizer & drumcomputer
    and new spectralis (or spectrolin) from radical technologies analogue filterbank synthesizer..
    radikal spectralis32track sequencer, 3 VCOs,FM,crossmod etc…
    radical spectralis
    new prototype!.. info is here
    SPECIALS
    Fairlight, Synclavier, Waldorf Wave, Yamaha VL1,
    Jellinghaus DX7 programmer..
    neuronal synthesizers, physical modeling.. hi-end systems..
    NED synclavier
    Vocoder
    Sennheiser Vocoder
    vocoder page
    8bit sound
    C64 / elektron sidstationninetendo gameboy
    elektron sidstation - C64 sound synthesizer
    PPG
    1020, Wavecomputer, etc..
    (pre-Wave/Waveterm)
    ->PPG 100 modularand of course the PPG wave series…ppg modular big system – here!
    ppg 1020
    Theiss Modular
    new modules & pricelist from Horst Theis! here now!
    neue preisliste und MODULE!!
    theiss modular theis
    EMSVCS3 / Synthi A / AKSvideo synthesizer
    synthi E
    HiFliand more..
    ems vcs3 the putney
    Alesis Andromeda (A6)
    Real Analog Synthesizer
    TRICKS & TIPS
    about: the Oberheim SEM Filter, what is SoftSync? Was ist/Wie funktioniert Softsync? Oberheim SEM Filteruseful apps, tricks, how to determine the OS?, resetting the A6, the development of the A6,etc… moog modular vs. andromeda or: the andro has 904 and 921 modules inside..Alesis A6 / Andromeda
    trix: fetter / voller sound (ein programmiertrick)links zu A6 Sounds/Demos/Tricks/mp3’s
    (wie bekomme ich sehr schnelle LFOs,RAM Cards?, Processor speed?, welches OS is drin?, resetting A6,und mehr..)
    Was ist SOFT-SYNC? Infos zum Oberheim SEM Filter, Entwicklungsinfos..
    A6 only track? ConseQuence TRACK “future” DOWNLOAD hier/here
    Andromeda
    andromeda
    How does it work? Softsync and lots of Tricks, Randomizer App for MAC etc..
    hints & links..
    Ensoniq SQ80/ESQ1/ESQm-Tricks
    hyrid synth (the filters are analogue/OSCs: digital). english: here
    ENSONIQ SQ80,ESQ1,ESQ-M
    how is it done, the conseQuence CD “volition” and the track to track transitions. some sort of wave sequences.. here: here
    ensoniq sq80
    eine Art Wavesequence (naja sowas ähnliches) mit nur einem Tastendruck
    Besonders in den Übergangstracks habe ich diesen SQ-Trick besonders viel eingesetzt.. wie sind die rhythmischen sounds gemacht die auf ConseQuencE! “volition” CD sind? / wie funktioniert das technisch?

    deutsch hier: CONSEQUENCER

    BLACET Modular BLACET Module (Klangwerk, Filter und Time-Machine as mp3 from Olivier “Sägezahn” Gerber
    .This is the Bacet Modules Final Filtre, Klangwerk and Timemachine..and Auralesque Semimodular Synth
    Blacet Modular …
    Blacet Modular only- btw: with self oscillating filters: do not expect the “filter” sound here, it’s the oscillator in this demo..Es sind wirklich nur Blacet-Module. Das Selbstoszillierende FinalFiltre dient als “Oszillator”. (Also das mir keiner auf die ID kommt das man da einen Filtersound wirklich hört ;-))

    Waldorf?
    there is an extra Waldorf area in the DIGITAL Synth Menu..
    most waldorfs are digital!!..
    ok, the WALDORF Q+ is hydrid find out about it and the new OS3.5/and above here
    what Curtis or ssm or Motorola Chip / DSP do you find in what Synthesizer?welche Chips in welchem Synthesizer?
    (DSPs/ CEM / SSM)what / welcher DSP in what VA /in welchem VA-Synthesizer?.will ich sehen!! /hier – go there,now!
    microwave 1 warranty void :-)
    analog oder digital?hier findest du einen sound, der auf einer menge analoger, digitaler (und soft) -synthesizern reproduziert wurde zwecks Vergleich zu hören sind.. das ist auf der site von znarfelectronix “Spätzle”‘s Site.. hingehen
    sequenzersequencerideen und mehr..english version..
    MODULAR SYNTHESIZER
    manufacturers URLs here:(davon viele auch hier zu finden) gibt es u.a. von /
    you can get modular synthesizers from these companies, lots of them listed here in the moogulatorium..: I listed the highlights..
    Analogue Systems, Blacet, Buchla, Cyndustries, Doepfer, Serge, Encore Electronics, Evenfall, Metasonix, Modcan, MOTM, OakleySounds, Paia, Synthesizers.com, Technosaurus, Wiard, Analogue Solutions.. here’s their URLs:
    find ALL URLs of modular analogue synthesizer manufacturers here!URLs von herstellern analoger modularer synthesizerpic: Emu Modular
    emu modular
    Emu Modular ..
    want more about Emus Modular?.. click on it..
    Vac TUBES filters, ringmodulators and VCOS..Metasonix
    DRUM MACHINES Legendary Drum Machines
    by Roger Linn & Emu Drumulator
    more drum machines..
    some drum dinosaurs: pearl syncussion & EH drm16 –>Roland Drumcomputer
    TR series.. TR606,TR707,TR909, etc..
    father of
    the LINN DRUM
    Linn Drum Machineand
    Akai MPC Series..
    akai mpc
    the GERMAN SYNTH SECTOR IS HIER / HEREANALOGUE SYNTH + DRUMCOMPUTER
    first there are jomox,they did the fab SUNSYN (audiodemos? here), that is an 8 voice real analogue synth of modern times. so it’s the hardest andromeda compatitor atm among the NEW real analog synths!
    it has even real analogue envelope genereators, and a special filter: you got four 6pole filters (hpf or lpf switchable!) every pole can be adjusted and “morphed”. 2 VCOs and 2 digital RCOs with some digital waveforms (atm no modulation of waveforms to make a wavetable scan like the waldorf or ppg synth do, but is planned)
    in GERMAN/DEUTSCH:
    jomox sunsyn und alesis andromeda A6 im subjektiven vergleich “aus dem kopf” zu lesen hier sunsyn vs. andromeda
    JOMOX Xbase 09 und airbase 99 hier
    airbase and jazbase have been sold out now – xbase went into the last 500pcs production to end that xbase / airbase line after that..the drumcomputers and analog sound modules for drumsounds are also very deep and good sounding ones with 16 step tr-style sequencer – you can chain some patterns for longer patterns – mine had some problems when you did not start at the first pattern in that chain, but it is better than others.. (exept the korg electribe, yes!!) .. (plus 3 mono-melodies). has 3 voice polyphony but you can program every step, so you can get an impression of having 16 different snares or bassdrums! one of the best features on the xbase 09 (german info/deutsche info zur Jomox Xbase 09 und airbase 99 hier). the sampled stuff (hihats and some typical stuff) can only played by ONE instrument at the same time! so this is a monophonic “sampler”.. dr.walker and some others did a special edition with airbase board inside with some individual samples inside.. well.. you can hear the hihats, but if you want to programm one of the other samples it is possible but not really priority on this machine.. but for the analog sound source: this is the best tr909 replacement one can get right now. airbase (the rack) and xbase audio herewant another very analogue drumsynth? the fricke mfb502 has very “vintage” but good sounding cr78-kind of feeling.. imo with a bit more punch. built in sequencer. they also did some sort of the future retro 777 – a very small and good sounding synth (called the MFB-SYNTH and mfb synth lite! you will be exited by this little synth..)of course I should mention our Semtex synth module quite like a SEM (oberheim),with FM, sync, 2 subOSCs, etc..

    drumsynth? find the vermona drm2 test here (successor of the mam adx 1)! (german) but the sounddemos are free and no matter what language.. more the “new wave style of sound”..
    also find the vermona perFOURmer (per4mer) here, too.. (review and audio) very special synth!.. some sort of monopoly, 4 voice and semi-something-modular ;) think different here!! vermona is a former east german company (indeed it is the haller family).

    the only polyphonic east german (GDR) synthesizer was some sort of a korg poly61 clone. the 6voice 2VCO tiracon 6V, it had digital control quite like the poly61 and poly800 synthesizers from korg.
    the other one is the vermona synthesizer – with a moog ladder and one special feature (see m.a.r.s): glide per VCO (so any of those 2 VCOs could be set a separate glide time)

    not german, but: there is another fine small synth – not hear so far – no hands on so far.. dave smith’s evolver! monosynth with lots of envelopes and features close to the prophet VS..
    what is it?

    last but not least: the most and well known modular system manufacturer doepfer! possibly the largest offer of modules ever seen!

    eine kleine site für reparaturen und kleine sequencer.. hier

    ANALOGUE SYNTH and DRUMCOMPUTER
    from germany..
    NEW: Xbase 999 – has now full Set of 16 Instruments per Pad, Toms, BD;SDs from the xbase 09 and all instruments are polyphonic, the sequencer is still like the xbase 09 one, but “larger” , and 5 external tracks can be controlled by the new xbase 999.
    it’s still all analogue exept the hihats etc, which are 8bit samples as you might thinkk ;)
    16 controls, endless encoders and still the very cool step programming for each instrument.. means: you can give each step another set of parameters..it has a/b mode now, so it is 32steps each of max 128 patterns.. maybe you can still chain patterns together to have 64 or up to 99 steps as on the old xbase.. and replace the sounds via sample dump standard.. not perfect but far better than ever and maybe this features wasn’t meant to be used as the electribes “on the fly” sample xchange..
    filter for ext. audio.
    this thing is going to be the real “new TR909”..
    jomox sunsyn

    the jomox sunsyn seems final now!!..
    well sounding machine..
    but will be cancelled soon in 2005 or something..sunsyn info / big picture (deutsch/german) HIER
    jomox xbase
    jomox : mbase , dr. walkers xbase edition and the jazbase..
    hier info in deutsch. //
    audio demos of TOKTOK xbase are here
    mehr über jomox drum maschinen und synthesizer
    more jomox drum sounds/drummachines hier / here

    NEURONIUM RESONATOR
    experimental neuronal system
    sold for around 2500 – about 20pcs will be made..
    resonator neuronium
    more on this here: RESONATOR
    VIDEO – HEAR IT – follow the link: or click here
    and basic info on new synthesis product here

    new neuronium version.. click here..
    resonator neuronium
    more german synths..
    PPG
    Waldorf, Hartmann
    Jomox (this site and more..Jomox Drums)
    + Jayemsonic, Neuronium
    MFB / fricke
    Vermona
    SemTeX
    syntec / banana
    Doepfer
    Boehm (Böhm)
    BME / Axiom
    Curetronic

    Rüdiger Lorenz / Loran Synth.. (no pic here, unique DIY)
    and more.. most have their own section, use the menu (or click the links) to go there..

    Oszillatoren – Stimmstabilität – wie? was? wieso?info by jenzzder Silizium-PN-Sperrschichtübergang hat eine Durchbruchspannung um ca. 2mV pro Grad Celsius, aber auch Widerstände und Kondensatoren haben Temperaturdrift. zusammen genommen erfolgt dann drift. durch entsprechende Schaltungstechnik kann man diese Effekte reduzieren (z.B. durch ‘beheizte Transistoren’ bei Moog).
    Normalerweise wird das mit einem Transisitorarray gemacht (dh: mehrere Tansistoren auf einem Chip zusammen), damit ist dann eine kleine Heizregelung aufgebaut. 1 Transistor dient als Temperaturfühler (2mV/°C!), damit wird ein weiterer Tansistor, welcher so beschaltet ist, daß er ein wenig Verlustleistung hat (= sich erwärmt), gesteuert. 2 weitere Transistoren sind als Differenzpäärchen verschaltet und bilden zusammen mit einem OP-Amp den Logarithmierer für den Oszillator. Dadurch, das alle Transistoren auf demselben Chip sind erwärmt sich alles gleichmäßig bzw. wird duch die Regelschaltung auf konstanter Temperatur gehalten.
    you like presets
    (original factory sound patches)?werksklang basis:
    I don’t! :)
    try it here: http://analog.no/patch/
    for “completeness” I have the Xpander sound online here.. but well, i am not a supporter of using preset patches – I recommend using “init sound” routine! trust me, it’s often the most unbiased way of making new sounds you can try to find lots of factory presets here
    einige werksklänge kannst du hier finden.
    deutsche testberichte
    für amazona by moogulator
    TESTBERICHTE und REVIEWS FÜR AMAZONA
    digitale und analoge geräte aller art
    effekte, synthesizer, recording equipment tests für amazona geschrieben habe
    NICHT der tests, die hier alle zu finden sind!..
    tests in keys (magazin)habe zzt keine liste, aber es gibt immer mal welche.. zB zum arturia moog V und cs80V oder zum analogue solutions spawn analog synthesizer etc.
    THE EGO BLABLAH:what the hell is a moogulator?
    Agent m00g (Agent moog?)
    this is http://vintage.synthesizers.de
    it’s about analogue synths here.. this is the menu for the analogue synth section of
    sequencer.de (german) and synthesizers.de (english)
    you really want a gear photo of my stuff that I use as conseQuence? or moogulator.. hmm.. this is not a museum of my ego it is a synth site!.. so I make no difference what synth are on this page and if I own them or not – I am sure you do not want to know about possession . but be sure it is not preset or sample CD -user – friendly …
    I will try to improve this section and update the synth infos as often as possible.. (so you will find lots more than just pictures here!!) and: moogulator or agent m00g is the pseudo for writing here and elsewhere (as a writer/author).. music from moogulator can be found
    here conseQuence here moogulator and here: dada-inn
    Welcher Synthesizer ist das?(analog vs. digital)?

    what synth is this?
    ein hör-rätsel
    (Hörprobe hier!) welcher synth mag das sein?a little riddle
    this is a maybe somewhat unexpected test for your analogue ears?
    synthesizer magazines:
    (remember those made of PAPER?)
    music + gear – english + deutsche magazine
    Synthesizer Museum
    analogue / vintage
    Synthesizer Links
    online “museum”..
    Modular Meeting “happy knobbing” / germany

    – our first modular synth meeting
    –>> the Modular Pics.. the Gallery..

    videos + Pics by moogulator: video1 + video2

    more pics:
    by moogulator, jörg, haesslich , electronic-corp, happy
    video (by kreismeister)
    english + deutsch: review+pics by bluesynths.com/theo
    audio + pics collection: aliens project / bernie

    Happy Knobbing Modular Synthesizer Meeting 2006 – germany / FFM-OF
    Info Site Happy Knobbing Modular Meeting

    we are doing more meetings 2007, 2008.. find it here under “happy knobbing”: -> SYNTH MEETINGS

    modulsynth6

    modulsynth22

    modulsynth8
    more pics.. the gallery..

    Synthesizerpark – germany @ c/o pop Panoramahaus, Köln / rechtsrheinisch (Messegelände) Synthpark: Video (mp4) Impression at c/o popEröffnung / Opening c/o pop feat. Emil Schult (Joseph Beuys Schüler, Maler – he influenced Kraftwerk.. er beeinflusste Kraftwerks Texte, kleiner Vortrag von der c/o pop in deutsch/ little speech in german) ,Emil Schult part1, part II + nice beams etc.
    –>play Videos with VLC linux, apple os x, os 9 , windows , solaris etc..PANORAMAHAUSSynthesizerpark 200624.Aug. 2006 – cologne / Köln
    @c/o pop Konrad Adenauer Ufer

    more Pics and Videos..
    enlarge pic –> click it!

    MP4 10MB (play with VLC / Quicktime..):

    synthesizerpark2006 MP4

    synthpark06moogulatorHI.mp4

    more images.. / mehr bilder..

    Synthesizerpark @ c/o pop
    synthesizerpark cologne
    click upper pic to enlarge..Synthesizerpark 2007
    synthesizerpark

    synthesizerpark @ panoramahaus
    von aussen.. “Liebe deine Stadt (love your home town / city)”

    synthesizerpark @ panoramahaus

    More Gatherings (the World)

    LIST OF

    -> SYNTH MEETINGS
    (add one if you like..)

    – Synth DIY UK

    – Dutch Synth Meeting

    – MEME Synth Meeting (Wiard/Serge etc..)

      Synth gathering US

    -AHNE 2005.. & AHNE 2005
    Analog Heaven 2nd Annual New England Meeting
    – AHNE (first meeting) – 2004
    ahne = analogue heaven northeast synthesizer meeting.
    AHNE 2006

    PNW 2006 & Sound Photo PNW
    (Annual Pacific Northwest Synth Meeting)

    AHBA (analogue heaven bay area)
    pics from:
    – 2006 fdiskc
    – 2006 redfish

    the SYNTHESIZER manufacturers and analog synth models on the right that can ALL be found in the – synth database..

    hersteller liste important manufacturers.. synthesizers & software
    SYNTHESIZER + DRUMCOMPUTER
    – old section – pick manufacturer ..
    the older links (but old html version)Ableton Live
    Access
    Akai / MPC
    Alesis
    Apple
    ARP
    Arpeggiator
    Auralesque
    Analog.. (misc./diverse)
    Analog Vintage Synth II
    Analogue Solutions
    Analogue Systems
    Anyware Instruments /
    SemTeX
    Bahn Sage
    Banana / syntec
    Bitshift Audio / Phatmatic
    Boehm (Dr.Böhm)
    BME
    Casio
    Celemony Melodyne
    Chips CEM – Curtis
    Clavia
    CMI Fairlight
    Creamware
    Crumar / Bit – Mario Crucianelli
    Curetronic
    CV+Gate + Trigger (analoge spg-steuerung) – (D)
    Cwejman
    Doepfer
    DIY (+Formant)
    DIY – Menu – Selbstbau
    Drumcomputer
    DSI Dave Smith
    SCI Sequential Circuits
    DSP Chips
    Synth-Einsteiger.. (D)
    Electro Harmonix
    EDP Electronic Dream Plant
    Elektron
    Elka (Synthex)
    EML (electronic music lab) / Electrocomp
    EMS
    E-Mu
    Ensoniq
    ForuModular
    Future Retro
    german synths / deutsche synthesizer..
    Hartmann
    High & LowEnd Synthesizer
    schnelle Hüllkurven / fast envelopes
    italian synths.. Davolisint / GRS
    Jomox + Jayemsonic Neuronium
    Kawai (Teisco)
    Korg
    Kurzweil
    schnelle LFOs / fast envelopes
    Linn
    Linux
    Macbeth
    Marion Systems
    MFB Fricke
    Midi
    Modularsysteme (D)
    Modular Hersteller / Modular synth manufacturers
    Moog
    Moog Module
    Native Instruments
    NED Synclavier
    Novation
    Oberheim
    Octave
    Oxford synthesiser company / OSCar
    Polyfusion
    PPG
    Propellerheads
    Radikal (raditec)
    –> Synthesizer Main List.. <–Reparatur +Bauteile / repair / service
    Rhodes Chroma
    Roland
    Roland Drumcomputer
    Powerbook (D)
    Quasimidi
    Rozzbox (LL electronics)

    RSF
    Sampler (D)
    Sequential Circuits
    Sequencer – Sequenzer
    Sherman
    Siel
    Simplesizer (Anyware / DIY)
    Soundart
    SSM Chips
    Studio Electronics
    Symbolic Sound – Kyma – Capybara
    Syntheseformen (D)
    Synthesizers dot com
    Synton (Syrinx)
    Technosaurus
    Teisco (Kawai)
    Theiss
    uk synthesiser section: edp,skywave,OSC,..
    Vermona
    Virsyn / Cube
    Waldorf
    Workshops Synthesizer + Synthese (D)
    Yamaha
    Vocoder (real analog list)

    no menu? this is “analog” on sequencer.de .. restart menu click here

    SPECIALs:
    •want a list of all real analogue polyphonic synthesizers?..

    ALL Analog (or ANALOG with Hybrid Parts) SYNTHS (there is a newer version if you use the synthDB..
    browse through Analog Synthesizers
    MODULAR SYNTHESIZERs..
    Drum Machines

    more info on ALL of these synths please go here:

    –> Synthesizer Main List.. <–

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