Waveform Weekly: Synth Community Blogs Digest – Oct 18, 2023

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This digest aggregates key updates, developments, and discussions from the global synthesizer community. It is intended for anyone interested in synthesizers, regardless of their level of knowledge or experience. The digest includes various types of content such as the latest information on new modules and equipment, in-depth analysis of sound design methods, and conversations with prominent industry figures.

Music Gear

Novation Peak 2/sequencer concept

By: flocked, www.elektronauts.com

Check out this concept for a Novation Peak 2/sequencer that includes 8 parts, a sequencer with automation, 6 macros per patch, additional OSC controls, a graphical OLED display, and more. The concept allows for easy control and sound transformations, making it a versatile and powerful synthesizer. With only a slight increase in size compared to the original Peak, this concept offers a lot of functionality. Whether you’re into bass patches, trance pads, or hihat patches, this concept has you covered. Read more to discover the potential of the Novation Peak 2/sequencer concept. Read more

Sonuscore Intros The Score, An All-in-one Soundtrack Scoring Tool

By: synthhead, www.synthtopia.com

Best Service & Sonuscore have introduced The Score, an all-in-one scoring tool for Mac & Windows that’s designed to cover a massive range of genres, styles, and instruments. The Score combines a huge instrument collection, featuring 46 orchestral, 37 synth, 20 band, 34 world, 18 drum instruments and more; more than 120 “Story presets”; and a variety of composition tools, including Chord Studio, Melody Studio, Dynamic Mixer, and Adaptive Customizer. Read more

Electro-Harmonix Spruce Goose Overdrive – Bluesbreaker tones

By: Jef, www.gearnews.com

The Electro-Harmonix Spruce Goose Overdrive is a new pedal that offers a Bluesbreaker-like overdrive with amp-like response. It features a simple control layout with Volume, Gain, Bass, and Treble controls, as well as a two-band EQ section. What sets it apart is the three-way Lift switch for selecting different levels of input gain, and the momentary latch footswitch for a boost of gain. This pedal is great for live work and is priced at USD 129. Read more

From Behringer and Dubreq: Micro Instruments, Mini Reviews

By: Mark Jenkins, synthandsoftware.com

Behringer has released two new pocket-sized synthesizers, the Pro VS Mini and the JT-8000 Micro, both priced under $100. The Pro VS Mini is a 4-voice clone of the Sequential Prophet VS with a 2-1/4 octave touch keyboard, while the JT-8000 Micro is a 4-voice clone of the Roland JP8000 with a tiny 1+ a bit octave touch keyboard. These compact instruments offer MIDI via USB ports and the Pro VS Mini also has a full-size 5-pin DIN MIDI input. Despite their small size, they pack a punch with powerful sound and versatile features. Read more

MIDI 1U and Cascadia 1.2.6 — All CC Numbers are available for assignment. Intellijel Config App 1.4.3 required…

By: Wes Koop, intellijel.com

Intellijel has released MIDI 1U and Cascadia 1.2.6 firmware updates, making all CC numbers available for assignment. The updates require Intellijel Config App 1.4.3. Tete firmware update is also available, fixing synced LFO timing. Check out the Support page for downloads. Read more


Pedro Le Kraken: Finger Drumming World Champ : The maestro takes on Remixlive

By: sonicstate.com

Watch world champion finger drummer Pedro Le Kraken showcase his skills using Remixlive software. The video highlights his impressive ability to create creative beats, although it suggests he could benefit from physical pads. Remixlive is a free app for iOS and Android with in-app purchases, offering features like real-time key and BPM changes, Pro-grade effects, sample import, and AI stem separation. Pedro Le Kraken is an Ambassador for Akaï Professional and has won various competitions for his finger drumming skills. Check out his other works on Instagram. Read more

SequencerTalk Playlist – Videocast

By: moogulator, www.sequencer.de

Check out the latest episodes of SequencerTalk, a videocast where Dean and Moogulator discuss synthesizers and music. They cover a wide range of topics and showcase various synthesizers in their monologues. Tune in to learn more about the fascinating world of synthesizers. Read more

tamiX (Nan Tang) – Buchla Leading the People:World’s first Buchla concert in Dolby Atmos: t…

By: Jondent , djjondent.blogspot.com

Discover the world’s first Buchla concert in Dolby Atmos! Join tamiX (Nan Tang) as they explore the possibilities of Buchla synthesizers in a groundbreaking live performance. Experience the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos as it brings the unique textures and sonic landscapes of Buchla to life. Dive into the world of electronic music and witness the cutting-edge technology that is pushing the boundaries of sound synthesis. Don’t miss this extraordinary event that combines art, technology, and music in a way you’ve never seen before. Read more

sktch-214: Sequential Take 5 #6 – Requiem (no talk)

By: matrix , www.matrixsynth.com

Check out sktch-214: Sequential Take 5 #6 – Requiem (no talk), a video upload by lemorgue featuring all sounds from Sequential Take 5 and DAW: Ableton Live 11. Dive into this mesmerizing performance and explore the captivating sounds of this synthesizer masterpiece. Read more


Wordless Wednesday: Hoyt-Schermerhorn

By: catsynth, catsynth.com

Check out the captivating abandoned platform at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station in Brooklyn, as seen from one of the active platforms. Explore the mysterious and intriguing photography of this unique location in New York. Don’t miss out on this Wordless Wednesday post by CatSynth! Read more

SchneidersLaden: Goodbye Kotti & Hello Neukölln!

By: Timm, www.stromkult.com

SchneidersLaden is moving to new showrooms in Neukölln, Berlin. The new locations will feature an excellent selection of modular synthesizers, Eurorack, Buchla, Serge, semi-modulars, desktop devices, and more. The former showroom at Kotti will now primarily house the expanded repair department. Customers can visit the former showroom at Kotti today between 2 and 6 pm, but only a limited selection of instruments will be available. SchneidersLaden is working hard to make all instruments available for testing again soon. Stay tuned for the exact opening date of the new showrooms in Neukölln! Read more


Fyrall Mutant Completed

By: Richard, pugix.com

Richard Brewster shares details of the Fyrall Mutant, a modular synthesizer with six oscillators and unique interconnections. The oscillators are connected in a ring, modulating each other, with each pair having different speeds and color-coded knobs. The Counten Temples, driven by the oscillators, generate count pulses and have multiple outputs. The Orrangers, double 4-way selector switches, route signals to the oscillators based on the Counten Temple’s selection. Richard also adds modifications to the circuitry, including modulation switches and op amp voltage followers. The Fyrall Mutant offers a bursty and versatile sound experience. Read more


12DJ0S2 Season 2 Promotion

By: InDepth, InDepthPSB.podbean.com

Get ready for Season 2 of the Pet Shop Boys In Depth podcast, celebrating the 30th anniversary reissue of Relentless. With listeners in over 70 countries and hitting number one on the Apple Podcast music chart, the hosts have upped their game in content and production. Expect more PSB chat, facts, memories, theories, and ridiculous quizzes. Follow or subscribe to get each episode as soon as it’s available and grab a t-shirt to support the show. Don’t miss out on this exciting season! Read more


That concludes this week’s edition of the Waveform Weekly. We appreciate your time and hope that our curated selection from the synthesizer world has been both informative and inspiring. Until then, keep exploring the wonderful world of sound synthesis.

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