Posts Tagged ‘synths’

Interactive Synth Timeline

Posted: December 9, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in hardware
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Ever wondered how many oscillators there are on a classic Minimoog? What year was the groundbreaking Fairlight CMI released? Where does the Arturia Minibrute fit into the history of analogue synthesisers? All these questions and more can be answered by taking a look at this fantastic resource. A2 students will definitely want to bookmark for research.

We have discussed many of these synthesizers in class, however it would be very useful to add the remaining models to your revision notes. The Prophet 5, Wavestation, DX7 and Minimoog were revolutionary in their time, and vintage synths are becoming extremely sought after for their warm analogue sound.

AudioLabs Tonematrix – The Evolution!

Posted: December 5, 2014 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Synth Design
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We’ve been fans of Tonematrix for a while now, using it mostly as a fun way to teach sequencing techniques, composition, and even baroque transformations! Imagine our delight and amazement when we discovered that the incredible Andre Michelle has now developed a whole DAW that runs in your browser. Press the ‘Add Drums’ button at the bottom of the Tonematrix window to open up the mini DAW, featuring a mixer, synths, drum machines and effects pedals!

A Moog retrospective – 50 years of synthesis.

Posted: September 22, 2014 by TGASMrDunne in Articles, Synth Design
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A good read from Ars Technica on the history of the Moog, and its influence on modern synth design.

“It wasn’t always like this. In fact, it was 50 years ago this year that, in 1964, a man by the name of Bob Moog unveiled a synthesizer of a very different sort. Called the Moog Modular, it is regarded as one of the first. Though Moog wouldn’t officially advertise his creation as a synthesizer until 1966, that’s precisely what it was—an array of electronic modules that Moog designed, often controlled via keyboard, and connected to one another with a bird’s nest of cables that, somehow, produced weird musical sounds unlike anything anyone had heard before.”

Empire of The Sun – Ice on the Dune.

Posted: January 22, 2014 by TGASMrDunne in Songs
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Those Aussie songsters have finally released their second album, full of dance heavy songs. Here’s one to get you started!