|Music Production Hardware|
machines for music
|Machines for production of music : synthesizers, samplers, drummachines, sequencers|
|Nord Modular G 2|
The Nord Modular G2 concept is based on a stand alone hardware keyboard with a freely configurable sound synthesis architecture and a software user interface (Editor) made for Mac OSX and PC.
Many of the G2 modules were also found in traditional analog synthesizers. Among the selection are building blocks such as oscillators, filters, sequencers and envelope generators, LFO etc etc.
There are more than 160 modules to choose from. Editing is done with the software editor, but the sounds can be used without computer attached. There are plenty of knobs and switches for realtime control of the synth parameters.
|Yamaha RS 7000|
The RS7000 features a 62-voice AWM2 tone generator with over 1,000 onboard ROM-based synth voices and 63 drum kit sounds. There are six different types of filters, including resonant low pass, band pass, and hi pass – all controllable with envelope and LFO.
The LFO included has numerous BPM-synchronized waveforms for creating BPM-synchronized effects.
The MIDI sequencer offers both pattern-based recording with 16 sections of 16 tracks each, and a 200,000 note-per-song linear sequencer.
Real-time recording with input quantize, step recording and grid (x0x) style recording methods are all available.
Even though the presets are a bit dated, the sequencer still is in a class of it's own.
|Tinysizer Analog Modular Synthesizer|
The TINYSIZER from anyware instruments is a complete analogue modular synthesizer system with the size of a laptop.
Great sound, extreme flexibility and even MIDI/CV is the basis for a huge fat sound. Even though it is so small it is very good to handle with the patchcords provided with the synth.
The module list is too big to be shown here, but if you are interested : LINK
|Yahama TG 77|
The TG 77 FM Racksynthesizer has a very complex FM part and a ( by today's standards ) soso PCM Rompler part.
What makes this synthesizer still interesting is the AFM (Advanced Frequency Modulation) with 6 osc with 16 waveforms and a 45 different algorythms.
It is even possible to include the PCM samples in the FM string. Up to 4 layers can be used to build a sound and a FX processor is included. The filter and FX processor are a bit strange but do a great part of the character. The big brother SY 99 has the same FM part and a much better FX processor and sounds much more HIFI, but somehow looses character against the TG 77.
|Technics WSA ( R ) |
The Technics WSA is a 64-voice polyphony, 32-part multitimbrality synthesizer with an interesting approach to physical modelling.
The structure is like this :
at the start of the chain is a sample ( ROM ), used as Driver, which forms the attack portion of a sound.
The Driver is then going into a Resonator, the modelling section of the synth. This is the physical modelling part with models including string, cylinder, cone, flare, plate, membrane, and others.
The signal goes into a (great) filter and finally through a quite versatile multi effects processor.
The overall sound has a very wide range from acoustic instruments to very weird organic athmospheres.
Unfortunately there is a certain "plastic smell" in all these sounds, which you may like or not.
the Nova is a virtual analog synthesizer desktop module. It uses analog Sound Modeling (ASM) to create a wide range of analog-like sounds.
3 oscillators with the typical saw/square/noise waveforms as source and 2 ring modulators per voice. The filtersection consist of several types from Resonant Low-pass, Hi-pass, band-pass; all 12, 18 and 24 dB/Oct slopes and overdrive. 2 LFOs, 3 envelopes, 6 part multitimral and there a multieffects processor included and a lot of knobs make sound creation very easy.
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