Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Going Modular Test 11" Video Played By Csmcrckrs on...

Doepfer MAQ 16/3: Bass Sequence and Lead Sequence.
Theis Modular System: Bass Sequence.
Eurorack Modular: Lead Sequence.
Juno 106: Pads & FX Sounds.
Jupiter 4: Bass.
Oberheim DMX (samples): Drums.
Alesis Midiverb, Boss SE-70, TC Electronic M300: Delay & Reverb.
Edited in Ableton Live.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012





A Ninstrument is a custom built rack mountable sound module that can accommodate any number of vintage gaming systems to produce unique era centric sounds. We use only ORIGINAL HARDWARE in our systems. We don’t use emulators or knock-off type products.

by Absolute Extremes Ninstrument

Lots and lots of synth

People don't read anything on the internet, so I'll keep this short.

-Its 2012. There are too many software synthesizers. In 1-2 days nobody will remember the plugin or iPad app you released. They all have underdeveloped preset banks. Nobody can even keep up with the blog posts for these things Don't!

- Don't make another hardware instrument without a built-in pattern sequencer or song sequencer! How are people supposed to make music? most people can't play keys or even know what midi does!

- Don't have a software editor on your hardware synth. They end up being buggy as hell. The reason hardware exists is to have knobs! Actual controls. 1 knob per function or don't bother. Can you guarantee your editor will work with Windows 9000? No you can't.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Video of the XW-P1

Casio XW-P1 seems like a good instrument. I like the step sequencer & drums. Filters sound good as well.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Arturia MiniBrute Video Tour w/ Analog Sound

First Look: Waldorf Pulse 2



Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

  • 3 analog oscillators + 1 noise generator

  • Pulse width modulation

  • Hard sync

  • Filter FM from Oscillator 3

  • Ring Modulation from Oscillator 3

  • XOR Osc Mode

  • 8/4 Voice Paraphonic modes

  • Cascade Filter

  • 24dB/12db Lowpass, 12db Highpass/Bandpass filter modes

  • Powerful Arpeggiator

  • 8-slot Modulation Matrix

  • USB

  • MIDI

  • External analog signal input

  • Stereo line out

  • Headphone out

  • Backwards compatible with classic Pulse

  • 128x64 character backlit LCD

  • 8 stainless steel knobs

  • 500 Sound Programs

  • Electron-absorbing black case

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Joining the Internet Blackout Jan 18th

This site will be joining the internet blackout Jan 18th to protest internet censorship and government control. The site will be "offline" with a redirected homepage. Also, the site will be moving from evil Godaddy hosting, as soon as convenient. There has been no problem with our host, but they clearly lack leadership and responsibility. In the meantime the "censorship" bar will be displayed, which links to an anti-censorship resource.

The fact I have to do this is kind of annoying, but I had no idea that government would try to turn our the internet into the plot from Metal Gear Solid 2. I'd hope international people would also protest.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Casio XW-P1

So far we have small korg-like mod wheels, a cryptic model name, and maybe some step faders/switches? Keys look on the small side. http://www.casiomusicgear.com/

Unless we find it does something new sound-wise, I'm not looking forward to it yet.

casio unveiled

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Product: Akai Professional MPC Renaissance

I love all the inputs. This looks like the best hardware controller I've ever seen. If the software is good, you might not need Ableton anymore. Awesome.


MPC Renaissance

Music Production Controller

› Fuses legendary MPC production with the power of your computer

› Vintage Mode changes sound character to MPC3000, MPC60 and more

› 16 backlit MPC pads,16 Q-Link controls, and adjustable backlit LCD screen