Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ran Kirlian releases with Oöphoi & Jaja

Two new collaborative releases from Ran Kirlian are now available: The Physics of Heaven, with italian ambient master Oöphoi and Cosmos Vol. I with german based electronic alchemist Jaja:

The Physics of Heaven is a collaborative work with italian ambient master Oöphoi (Gianluigi Gasparetti). It is a bright and ethereal jouney that explores the transition between life and death thru different spiritual traditions and mythologies.
"Oöphoi and Ran Kirlian have left us with more than just the soundscapes to contemplate but the eternal."

Dave Ebacher, 2013

Sadly Oöphoi passed away last week, so this albums also acts a personal tribute from Ran to the awesome work of the artist that was both a friend and a mentor to a lot of us, ambient lovers.

Here some previews on the mystical sound of The Physics of Heaven:

Cosmos is the first collaborative work between Ran Kirlian and the german based electronic ambient composer Jaja (Jana Rockstroh).
When Ran Kirlian and Jaja meet first time in 2012 they recognized the same deep bond about space and music. They immediately thought of doing a collaborative work to share their visions and to bring out the best of their both worlds. What followed was a fulminant adventure and a truly colorful journey into deep space territories, a powerful flow of pure space-ambient music based on improvisations on synthesizers.
The result of this work is a bast and poweful flow of pure space-ambient music based on improvisations. It is also the first album on a series of electronic space-ambient dedicated to the magnificence of the Universe and the figure of one of its biggest explorers: Carl Sagan.

Friday, April 12, 2013

High Skies - The Shape of Things to Come

All Roland Jupiter-6 except for the hard, phased 'string' lines.

"A new video from 'High Skies - Sounds of Earth' uploaded every week. Next week 'Voyage en Argent'
Also from the Osmos soundtrack. more...

Music by Mat Jarvis
Main aurelia aurita footage by Randy Perry



More High Skies

Via Matrixsynth

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Arius Blaze (folktek) plays live the Impossible Box

Arius Blaze (folktek) playing his Impossible Box (the 1 million dollar synthesizer):

Straight recording with Big Pauper at the video controls. To hear the complete track (9 minutes) go to Mr Blaze's soundcloud;
More info on the impossible box here;

Friday, March 1, 2013

Benge interview at MemeTune Studios

Future Music interviews Benge at MemeTune Studios:

"We interview the man of many modules about his studio and amazing synth collection. See a very special studio in North London and one of the finest collections of synths in the world. Home to producer and musician Benge, MemeTune Studios is wall-to-wall synth magic, featuring some of the rarest and most impressive synths ever made."

In this video: "Benge shows us his Buchla 200e, Moog 3C, Serge Modular, ARP 2500, EMS VCS3 and Formant modular synthesizers at his amazing Memetune Studios in London, UK".

Vía It's Full of Stars & Future Music 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Camel Audio - Taste of Camel & Alchemy Player v1.55

Camel Audio releases Alchemy Player 1.55, a a major update of the awesome synthesizer and Taste of Camel, a collection of presets chosen from a menu of 24 Alchemy libraries. This is the teaser:

Taste of Camel is 120-preset collection covers genres as diverse as Electronica and Ambient to Pop and Dubstep, and features 1GB of samples and multi-sampled SFZ instruments including synths, guitars, basses, sound effects, drum kits and loops. All presets are fully tagged for the new browser in Alchemy Player v1.55, which is included for free.

  • Number of Sounds: 120 (960 variations)
  • Sound Categories: 26 Pads, 20 Soundscapes, 18 Basses, 12 Arps, 10 Loops, 8 Synths, 8 Sound Effects, 6 Leads, 4 Vocals, 3 Drums, 2 Strings, 2 Guitar, 1 Mallet.
  • Genres: Electronica, Ambient, Dubstep, Pop, House
  • Sound Designers: biomechanoid, Himalaya, Luftrum, Martin Walker, Bryan Lee, Junkie XL, Nico Herz, Ian Boddy, Andre Ettema, Nick Moritz and many more.

Taste of Camel costs $15 / €12 / £10 and includes the same value in Camel Credits to spend on future purchases. Or alternatively, purchase any Camel Audio product from our website and get Taste Of Camel at no extra cost.

More info at Camel Audio

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Foundations of Synthesis Series by The Bob Moog Foundation

Marc Doty, aka AutomaticGainsay, presents a deep journey around synthesis theory and synthesizers workflow on this series of videos for The Moog Foundation

Playlist includes the following episodes:
  1. The Synthesis of Synthesis
  2. The Synthesis of Synthesis- Sound 
  3. The Synthesis of Synthesis- The Hammond Novachord
  4. Foundation of Synthesis- Oscillator Introduction
  5. Oscillators- Pulse Width Modulation
  6. Filter- Introduction
  7. Filter- Cutoff Control 
  8. Filter-Voyager Serial Resonance
  9. Control Voltage Explanation Part 1
  10. Control Voltage Explanation Part 2
  11. The Amp Introduction
  12. The ARP Envelope Follower
  13. Designing Timbres- Introduction
  14. Designing Timbres: Major/Minor Chord
  15. Designing Timbres: Duality 
Via Matrixsynth

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Live Improvisation by NightBirds (06.02.2013)

Synths used:
  • KORG PS 3100 (analog polyphonic) : introduction & ambient sounds
  • RSF Kobol (analog mono) : improvisation sounds
  • RSF Polykobol (analog polyphonic) : hypnotic sequence
  • ROLAND System 100 - 2x 102 modules (analog monophonic semi-modular) : rando metallic sounds with Sample & Hold
More info about NightBirds:

Publication & Copyright by NightBirds Electronic Music / France / 2013