Roli sind sehr aktiv – aktuell haben sie ein Modul, dass alles ausgibt, was das Seaboard hergibt. So kann man ein Modularsystem direkt damit steuern und zwar fließend. Nach dem Kauf von fxpansion und damit einer der besten “analog synthesizer software dingsis” und der Vorstellung der Blocks mag man wirklich sagen können – die meinen das ernst! Da kommt noch viel. Ja, ne Menge CV-Ausgänge sind das. 4 Reihen – also 4 Stimmen. Jetzt nur noch genug Module haben – 4 OSCs – 1 Filter, 1 VCA, 1 EG mindestens, paraphonisch geht ja schon auch. Nun, dies wäre so, wenn es echt wäre – das hier ist ein Modul innerhalb des Softube Modulars, hoffe es wird das auch als “echtes” Modul geben.
Roli did a lot of things, acquire fxpansion with their wonderful synthsquad-synths, they got the Blocks now – and they are now going modular, seamlessly control all analog modular stuff by the well promoted Seaboard. bbuuut- this isn’t a physical one – this one is for Softube Modular – so you can work with your virtual modules – but why not a “real” interface?
which doesn’t bring too much news. so this is a silent update ;)
but it is clearly said: DCO square/pulse and saw, DCO 2 pulse/PWM only!
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. (Key Version)
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.
MusikMesse 2015: Here’s a pic taken by someone at GS – on the right you see REON Synths (Driftboxes I guess – btw very high quality sounding synth!). on the left is a “normal” eurorack modular system and in between – there is a Aira-Styled something that does not seem to have patch jacks but may be some sort of:
1) System 1 tech modeling which is obviously very good and could simulate System 100, 100m and 700 things – it may not provide a lot of voices but a good sound and access. there is a display and maybe patching is possible another way or it is sort of integrated.
2) it could be a more closed analog synth based on Reon or 3) the new stuff that is in the JD Xi / Xa Synths
MY guess is – it’s a “repackaged” Reon – so it’s analog. anyway it is new to me that Roland is doing this – but why not? Reon got a full modular system, so sequencers and synth and other stuff could be in, not just the Driftbox – of course.
Na? was könnte das sein? Neues Aira Modular-Ähnliches Ding? Das Format ist wirklich klein, daher wird die Spekulation einige Antworten nicht ermöglichen wie Mehrstimmig-irgendwas, eher ein klar abgegrenztes sehr anzunehmen ist auch das analoge “Zeug” von Reon (das ist was ich annehme, also analog und gut – aber die Größe ist weitgehend gleich) oder aber auch anders – denn rechts sieht man die Driftbox, die es bei Roland im Vertrieb gibt und die übrigens erstaunlich gut klingt. Das kommt dann im nächsten SynMag Ausgabe 50 (yeah!) Im Forum wird spekuliert: Roland Aira Modular.
the JDXA synth is the “large” version of the new series that the JD Xi leak looked ahead on – and looks like this: btw – Roland breaks it’s own rules not to use “old technology” to have an analog circuit integrated!
and we ALL did not even consider Roland will ever make analog again! including myself ;)
it has an analog and a digital part of a sound (layer). quite classic layout and knobs – so it is more system 1 plus a bit of a ROM synths – but it is in fact both.
And the final Xa will be shown on Musikmesse 2015 – so I’ll tell you since SynMag will have a booth there ..
4 independent analog monophonic voices,deep synthesis capabilities, can be used as a 4-voice polysynth; –UPDATE: this could be 2 OSCs – 4 voices => 8 OSCs but also 4 OSCs for 1 voice – on the case you can see 2 OSCS plus AUX – so it is most likely 8 OSCS to work with 4 voices as a Jupiter 4 but obviously sounding a lot different – it’s something new
4 additional synth voices, based on Roland’s SuperNatural technology;
8 channels of step sequencing, patterns chainable – it’s TR-style so this is btw the coolest thing to have in a SYNTH!! I do not really need more “analog” stuff but I hope Roland and others to do more performance sequencers into their synths that are capable of more than 16 or 64 steps – seems they did it! and that’s why one should buy it – just for them to let them know – they are right!
more to come (be updated here) soon. on the case it says:
2 OSC + 1 AUX source to 1 filter (analog)
3 OSCs to 3 filters in the digital domain – much like the Jupiter 80 and Gaia
(possibly) a sequencer (yet) like on the JD Xi but it’s 16 buttons so – I guess there is! so there should be PCM drums as well.
both combined. but wait for real and final specs.
Hier haben wir es mit einem analogen und digitalen Teil zu tun, der große Bruder des JD Xi, der sogar einen TR-Sequencer mit Drums zu bieten hat, ist hier die Struktur des Gaia, bzw des Jupiter 80 zu finden – nämlich 3 OSCs die in 3 filter laufen – parallel dazu gibt es 2 analoge Oszillatoren (ggf. der dritte davon als Aux -> ext.Signal oder der digitale Teil als Gesamtheit), welche in ein analoges Filter laufen als Basis – die Struktur ist recht klassisch sonst – also ein neues Konzept – hybrid. Hätte man nicht gedacht, dass Roland mal analog wird, was? Im Forum geht es weiter mit dem ROLAND JD XA !!
and – there is another Aira. Looks a lot like a DAW control. But..
18-Channel Performance Mixer with Step-Sequenced Effects (that’s what Roland did earlier EF303), Transport, and Tempo Control.
Might be the automation unit for Aira.
this is a really cool idea at 96kHz – that mixer integrates your hardware and …
they say: The MX-1 Mix Performer brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer you can play… -> AIRA MX
it’s 4 USB ports to be used to mix the AUDIO and MIDI! so it’s one USB to be plugged into the MX and it’s all done. FX are for each channel individually – delay, flanger, scatter etc. sp/dif – MIDI in/out, 4 ins.. 4×16 scenes there is an internal midi clock so the beats are tight to the beat on all machines.
this is what you get when you did your 2hrs work – all assembled – see the above link for all parts of that kit:
which is a rack or desktop MS20 without keys (seems to be a kit, m is for “module” in the meaning of “expander”) rumour: switch between old and new filter type on MS20M?
the MS20M is totally superior to the normal MS20:
• OSC Sync (VCOs) • FM (VCOs) !! • Filter Switch Rev 1 / 2 • LFO accepts PWM so it is sort of MS50 (FM), MS10 (PWM) and MS20 Deluxe (Sync – has never been in an MS synth)! and more details that are a big improvement like CV control stuffs (V/Oct – not just Hz/V) and multiples.. 1427,00 EUR (incl vat – germany) / Kit – that doesn’t mean you need to solder – it’s more like you need to assemble some parts like the Moog Werkstatt – thats not cheap but it can do a lot more!
and a miniature SQ1 analog step sequencer that looks a lot like a nano control from the top but has pots and buttons for simple step sequencing – sync out/in for Volca control with gate/CV it has 2 channels – 2 CV outs – one gate – no MIDI, just USB. and isn’t flat – it’s a box.
note the MS20M is flat/desktop design – so it is a lot nicer to handle on stage etc. and you can be seen when operating it.
Es gibt einen neuen Step Sequencer von Korg -> Forum: Korg SQ-1 Step Sequencer – es gibt Gate/CV Anschlüsse und Sync in/out für die Volcas -> Volca Beatsetc. Er kann sehr offensichtlich die Abspielrichtung ändern, hat verschiedene Stimmung-Quantisierungen an Bord…