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terça-feira, 11 de julho de 2017

CONCERT - No performance tonight... :(

I know I promised I would be playing again tonight, but unfortunately, that is not the case...

I will put a post with more details pretty soon (I hope tonight still), but you can be sure that an amazing performance is coming soon! ;)

sábado, 20 de maio de 2017

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº17!

I know it has been taking me quite a while to post my performances online, but have been trying to get the posts done and will hopefully be posting quite some performances pretty soon!

segunda-feira, 15 de maio de 2017

YOUTUBE - New Roland JX-3p Playlist!

It only features one video for now, but I intend to upload more videos that show how amazing it can sound when you add some effects ;)

sábado, 6 de maio de 2017

NEWS - Deckard's Dream!

This is not exactly news news, but this week ended up being quite full for me still, so I only put this post out now...

But if you love analog synths and/or love DIY, this is still a must see ;)

quarta-feira, 3 de maio de 2017

quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2017

It has been a while...

I am aware I ended up skipping most of last week in terms of posting (and the beginning of this one as well), but sometimes things are not really like we want them to be...

sábado, 15 de abril de 2017

G1&G2 - Improving your reverbs!

Effects can really make your synths sound much better!
And if you like to add some ambience to your synth sounds, a good reverb is definitely a must!

sábado, 8 de abril de 2017

Current status...

As you probably have noticed, I haven't been that active these past weeks, especially this last one...

Be very careful with the wrong voltages...

Even if you think you are buying from a reputable source, be sure to check if the voltage of the power supply you received with your gear is the correct one!

domingo, 2 de abril de 2017

sexta-feira, 31 de março de 2017

domingo, 26 de março de 2017

sábado, 25 de março de 2017

CONCERT - March Equinox performance at 21:00 GMT!

Be sure to follow, like always at electro-music.com!

My performance starts at 21:00 GMT (a bit over 30 minutes), but there are plenty of good performances for you to listen to ;)

YOUTUBE - One more Eurorack Modular experiment!

And this time, the patch is triggered by itself!

EURORACK - These are made in Australia!

If you are into Eurorack Modular Systems, this video is probably worth your time ;)

NEWS - Synth-ing has a new Youtube channel!

And the first video is a small eurorack modular experiment!

quinta-feira, 23 de março de 2017

quarta-feira, 22 de março de 2017

terça-feira, 21 de março de 2017

domingo, 19 de março de 2017

Synth-ing has a new Facebook page!

To make things easier for those of you who are quite often in Facebook, I decided to create a new Facebook page for Synth-ing that will make it much easier for you to follow my new posts and recall the old ones!

sábado, 18 de março de 2017

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº11!

I really hope you enjoyed this one, as it was the first time I chose not to use any of the Clavia Nord Modulars and decided to go for a different kind of setup!

NEWS - Erica Synths remakes their Polivoks modular!

For those of you who are really into eurorack, or into Russian synths, these are probably very exciting news!

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº10!

If you tried to listen to Synth-ing Nº10 but were not able to, I'm very sorry as I was experiencing some problems with the internet, which ended up affecting the performance...

domingo, 12 de março de 2017

terça-feira, 7 de março de 2017

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº7!

So, last thursday it was time for Synth-ing Nº7!

This was a bit of a different performance to what I have done so far, with more actual playing with synths rather than relying on looper or sequencers to construct the performance.

domingo, 5 de março de 2017

To floppy or not to floppy?

I know that nowadays it is pretty popular to update floppy drives with floppy emulators that allow for you replace several floppy disks with a single newer storage unit, like a USB stick or a SD card.

sábado, 4 de março de 2017

sexta-feira, 3 de março de 2017

quinta-feira, 2 de março de 2017

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº7 starts in 10 minutes!

This night it will be time for something new, more "symphonic"!

NEWS - A Yamaha CS-80 rack clone in the works!

But as you'd probably guess, it won't be made by Yamaha...

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº6!

This was quite a different performance, more ambient than any of the previous ones, but I really really enjoyed doing it!

NEWS - Roland Cloud 4.0

It seems Roland is bringing more synths to their cloud based service!

Now you can play with their Roland Jupiter 8, Roland Juno 106 and Roland System 8 plug-ins!

terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2017

sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2017

INSIDE SYNTH - This time, Kawai SX240!

Since it has been quite a while since my last post showing you some photos of the insides of a synth, I thought it was a good time to post another one, this time about an amazing analog polysynth, the Kawai SX240!

quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2017

CONCERT - No concert today... But will be back next tuesday as planned!

First of all, sorry I haven't posted yet a post regarding my previous performance, but I had lots to do these past days...

I'm still very busy and due to that, I won't be availalbe later today to give my thursday performance...

I hope things get a bit more "peaceful" in the next days as I really want to post about my last performance and try to go back to more technical post regarding some Clavia Nord Modular tricks ( including the second part of "Your Clavia Nord Modular G1 as a Drum Machine?").

So please stay tuned as I still have quite some more interesting posts to share ;)

Wanna sound like a whale? You should try WhaleSynth then?

Yep, there is a new websynth that lets you sound like a whale!

terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2017

segunda-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2017

Using the Clavia Nord Modular G2 as a mixer! - Part.2

I know it has been a while since I wrote Part.1, but I didn't forget Part.2 was still pending...

Now you can read why the Clavia Nord Modular G2 can be an even more amazing mixer than what I told you in Part.1!

And this is all thanks to a "special" module that I neglected to tell you about before!

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2017

Hammond Novachord, a truly vintage beast!

No, unfortunately I don't own one of those, but I just got aware of a very interesting demo available on youtube that I think is worth sharing!

quinta-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2017

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº4 starts in 10 minutes!

If you want to listen to it live, be sure to tune in - http://electro-music.com/radio/

CONCERT - Tonight is time for Synth-ing Nº4!

And if you enjoyed my performance from last thursday, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the one from tonight as well!

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - Yamaha D1500, an amazing digital delay!

Since I am currently giving up on quite some gear to re-organize my small personal studio, I thought it would be interesting to start reviewing some equipment I ended up giving up on in this special "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN" series!

quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2017

CONCERT - Synth-ing Nº3!

First of all, I hope you enjoyed my performance!
And i you didn't have the opportunity to listen it live, be sure to listen to it now as it is available already!

segunda-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2017

CONCERT - New space for my music at electro-music.com!

From now on, I will be able to actually share the actual recordings from my performances at electro-music.com, so you don't have to be sad anymore if you happen to miss a performance!

CONCERT - Patches used for the Clavia Nord Modular G1 now available!

If you are a Clavia Nord Modular G1 user, this is your lucky day!

APPS - Moog apps with 50% discount!

In case you rely on appshopper to know about price reductions on apps, you should know that sometimes, they are not as quick as you might think when it comes to take notice of price changes in apps!

sábado, 11 de fevereiro de 2017

sexta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2017

This is definitely one of my favourite youtube channels!

When I am checking facebook, I don't usually see demos from these channel being mentioned or shared, but I honestly think it is full of amazing demos!

quarta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2017

CONCERT - Notes regarding the performance from yesterday!

First of all, I'm really sorry for informing all of you about my performances with such a short notice...

As you probably know, I used to play at electro-music.com before, but haven't done so for quite a while...

NEWS - Korg Gadget will be available at the 28th of February!

Finally, Korg is telling us when it will release the new Korg Gadget for Mac and how much it will cost!

NEWS - The sound of Teufelsberg available as a free reverb plug-in!

Balance Mastering just made available their first plugin, and you can download it for free!

It is a reverb plugin based which makes use of their most popular impulse response (IR) set, taken from the former NSA compound, Teufelsberg, in Berlin.

Lots of patches for the Clavia Nord Modular G1!

In case you are not aware, as I wasn't, you can download a huge amount of Clavia Nord Modular G1 patches at electro-music.com!

terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2017

CONCERT - In 10 minutes!

Yep, my next concert is in only 10 minutes!

CONCERT - New Synth-ing show at electro-music.com every Tuesday and Thursday!

As I probably mentioned in a previous post, I used to perform at electro-music.com!

NEWS - New firmware available for Yamaha Montage users!

Yep, if you got a Yamaha Montage, there are good news for you!

If you have an Elektron SIDstation, there is a new free sound pack available!

Yep, despite this machine was launched in 1999 (with the last units leaving factory over 10 years ago), there are enthusiasts about it that are still producing new sounds and sharing them!

segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2017

NEWS - And the Ondes Martenot is back with Ondomo by ASADEN!

If you are quite passionated about old keyboards, you probably have heard about the Ondes Martenot!
If not, you are definitely missing on an amazingly expressive instrument!

It seems someone was brave enough to open a Behringer DeepMind 12!

I don't own one or have tried one just yet, but it definitely seems an interesting machine for those of us who really love analog synths and don't want / can't spend too much on a synth!

NEWS - New demo from The River, by Baloran!

And there is one more demo available of the new synth Baloran is planning, The River, on youtube!

If you missed that first post in which I talked about this synth, be sure to have a look! - https://synth-ing.blogspot.pt/2017/01/news-river-8-voice-polyphonic-analog.html

A tip from a friend... A site full of Synth ROMs!

Some times, when a ROM on your synths go bad, you'll need to replace it with a new one, or just get a new one for a more updated version of the OS!

If you are in need for some synth ROMs, this is your lucky day as a friend of mine just gave me this link!

Another performance with long long delays!

As you probably noticed, I didn't put a post this saturday as I was travelling...
To compensate you, while you wait for I'm sharing yet another performance making use of my Electrix Repeater as a very long delay!

domingo, 5 de fevereiro de 2017

Some departures in the groovebox department... - Korg Electribe 2 / Roland MC-09 - Part.2

If you checked my previous post in this series, I got rid of my Korg Electribe 2 and Roland MC-09 last weekend...

While I don’t really regret getting rid of them, as they were not the machines I needed in my setup, I still feel they are pretty good machines!

In the previous post, I shared my opinion on the Korg Electribe 2.
On this one I’ll share my thoughts on the Roland MC-09!

sexta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2017

Two of my favourite machines in a single performance!

Unfortunately, today I didn't have too much time to prepare a good post for you guys, so I decided to present you this performance I did some time ago using two of my favourite machines, the amazing Yamaha CS-15, an analog mono-synth from the same family of the legendary Yamaha CS-80, and the Electrix Repeater, a very powerful 4 track looper!

Some departures in the groovebox department... - Korg Electribe 2 / Roland MC-09 - Part.1

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably remember my past post about why I'm not so keen on recent groove boxes - http://synth-ing.blogspot.pt/2017/01/why-im-not-big-fan-of-recent-grooveboxes.html

quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2017

Akai Heardrush E2, an interesting tape echo emulator in pedal form!

Most of you have probably heard and loved the way tape echoes sound.
The echoing sound produced by those old units is definitely full of character and just sounds good!
So good in fact that several companies tried to emulate them with digital technology!

terça-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2017

NEWS - The River, an 8 voice polyphonic analog synth being developed by Baloran!

Yes, analog poly synths seem to be now more fashionable than ever!
And the latest one seems to be being developed by Baloran!

NEWS - Digitana, a company to follow with some really nice products in development!

To those not familiar to Digitana (as I wasn't until earlier this week), they have been developing interface modules for classic EMS gear.
They have also put out a re-release of the EMS Synthi Hi-Fli, built under license from EMS.

A new toy, from Teenage Engineering!

First of all, sorry for the late post, but today I was travelling and unfortunately the internet in the bus was absolutely terrible...
So terrible that all the hope I had in posting something during my trip quickly faded...

domingo, 29 de janeiro de 2017

You like Boss guitar pedals? Then you should definitely check this one!

In my personal studio, I have several guitar pedals available and while I have to admit I don't really use them that often, when I do, they usually end up giving something special to the sound!

Clavia DDrum, the original!

If you are a lot into electronic drum sounds, you might have heard about Clavia's own electronic drum modules, the Clavia DDrum series!

sexta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2017

System 80 presents their new 808 eurorack module!

If you have been looking for a Roland TR-808 for a while but couldn't find one for a reasonable price,  this will probably spark some interest in you!

quinta-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2017

Using the Clavia Nord Modular G2 as a mixer! - Part.1

If you remember, I promised to make quite some posts about the Clavia Nord Modular G2, but so far, it has been a bit absent from this blog...
Today, I want to make a post about using the Clavia Nord Modular G2 as a mixer, since I have used one of the slots available in it several times for this task and it has done really well so far!

quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2017

Your Clavia Nord Modular G1 as a Drum Machine? - Part.1

Yesterday I got the idea of turning the Clavia Nord Modular G1 into a drum machine, but a drum machine in which I can change the pattern in realtime using the knobs available!

terça-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2017

Clavia Nord Modular G2X + Elektron SIDstation = Amazing Combo!

I said it before and I say it again, as I still think so, the Clavia Nord Modular G2X together with the Elektron SIDstation form a truly amazing combo!

domingo, 22 de janeiro de 2017

An old eurorack modular experiment with a crippled system!

I know there are many demos of eurorack modular synthesizers available, some of them with truly monstrous systems!
But this post is about a simple demo I did when I started my eurorack modular system and which I hope shows you can still produce really nice sounds with a pretty crippled system!

sexta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2017

quinta-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2017

And Elektron just brought out their new drum machine with sampling, the Elektron Digitakt!

Unfortunately I couldn't find any demos of it in Youtube yet to hear how it sounds, but considering what Elektron has delivered so far, I'd bet it's gonna be a really nice machine!

Even hotter news! Dave Smith Instruments REV2!!!

This is definitely big news!!!

Dave Smith Instruments is updating their classic DSI Prophet 08 and introducing the DSI REV2!

Hot News! Dave Smith continues Toraiz partnership with Pioneer! Meet the Toraiz AS-1 Monophonic analog synthesizer!

I've seen some teasers from Dave Smith Instruments lately, but this one seems to be a complete surprise!
And to be honest, a pretty interesting surprise as you can see in this video that popped up in youtube yesterday!