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Dualtrx – Live Sessions // 16 (GMSN Pure Modular, Arturia Drumbrute, Novation Circuit)

Published on Dec 10, 2017 Dualtrx

“Very simple setup. ARTURIA Drumbrute for drums, ofcourse… GMSN Puremodular for bassline. Novation Circuit for the chords. Recording through the Fostex cassette multitracker. Can’t say much about this little setup. Just listen.

Also don’t forget about my Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/dualtrx”

Arturia Easel V Exploration

Published on Dec 8, 2017 Trübüla

“A brief improvisation with the new Arturia’s Buchla Music Easel V
🙂 Recorded live with ScreenFlow. No Post.

Finally I can put my hands on the Buchla Music Easel … ok is a virtual one, but is so so so funny :D”

Radiothérapie – Immanuel (Riamiwo Remix) Studio Livesession (Riamiwo StudioVlog 71)

Published on Dec 8, 2017 riamiwovideos

“I made a Remix of the track Immanuel from Radiothérapie.

BUY: radiotherapie.bandcamp.com/album/immanuel-ep

Listen to the track also on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/afterhour-soun…

Release Title: Immanuel EP
Artist: Radiothérapie
Remixer: Riamiwo
Release-Date: 06.12.2017

EP 140g transparent blue vinyl in simply white paper sleeves housed in a

Arturia add CMI, DX7, Clavinet – and Buchla Easel – in software

Arturia refreshed their mega-collection of synths and keyboard instruments, with new sought-after additions – including a recreation of the Buchla Easel.

Get ready for some numbers and letters here here. The resulting product is the Arturia V Collection 6. The ancient Roman in me apparently wants to read that as “5 collection 6” but, uh, yeah, that’s the letter “v” as in “virtual.”

And what you’re now up to is 21 separate products bundled as one. Inception-style, some of those products contain the other products, too. (If you just want the Buchla, sit tight – yes, you can get it separately.)

So, hat we’re talking about is this:

Synths: models of the Synclavier, Oberheim Matrix 12 and SEM, Roland Jupiter-8, ARP 2600, Dave Smith’s Sequential Prophet V and vector Prophet VS, Yamaha CS-80, a Minimoog, and a Moog modular. To that roster, you can now add a Yamaha DX7, Fairlight CMI, and a Buchla Music Easel.

Keys: Fender Rhodes Stage 73 (suitcase and stage alike), ARP Solina String Ensemble, Wurlitzer. And now there’s a Clavinet, too.

Organs: Hammond B-3, Farfisa, VOX Continental.

And some pianos. Various pianos – uprights and grands – plus other parameters via physical modeling are bundled into Piano V.

The bundle also includes Analog Lab, which pulls together presets and performance parameters for all the rest into a unified interface.

This isn’t all sampled soundware, either – well, if it were, it’d be impossibly huge. Instead, Arturia use physical modeling and electronics modeling techniques to produce emulations of the inner workings of all these instruments.

About those new instruments…

There’s no question the Clavinet and DX7 round out the offerings, making this a fairly complete selection of just about everything you can play with keys. (Okay, no harpsicords or pipe organs, so every relatively modern instrument.) And the Fairlight CMI, while resurrected as a nifty mobile app on iOS, is welcome, too. But because it’s been so rare, and because of the renaissance of interest in Don Buchla and so-called “West Coast” synthesis for sound design, the Buchla addition is obviously stealing the show.

Here’s a look at those additions:

The DX7 V promises to build on the great sound of the Yamaha original while addressing the thing that wasn’t so great about the DX7 – interface and performance functionality. So you get an improved interface, plus a new mod matrix, customizable envelopes, extra waveforms, a 2nd LFO, effects, sequencer, and arpeggiator, among other additions.

Funk fans get the Clavinet V, with control over new parameters via physical modeling (in parallel with the Arturia piano offering), and the addition of amp and effect combos.

Okay, but let’s get on to the two really exciting offerings (ahem, I’m biased):

The CMI V recreates the 1979 instrument that led the move to digital sampling and additive synthesis. And this might be the first Fairlight recreation that you’d want in a modern setup: you get 10 multitmbral, polyphonic slots, plus real-time waveform shaping, effects, and a sequencer. And Arturia have thrown us a curveball, too: to create your own wavetables, there’s a “Spectral” synth that scans and mixes bits of audio.

I’m really keen to play with this one – it sounds like what you’ll want to do is to go Back to the Future and limit yourself to making some entire tracks using just the Fairlight emulation. If you read my children’s TV round-up, maybe Steve Horelick and Reading Rainbow had you thinking of this already. Now you just need a PC with a stylus so you can imagine you’ve got a light pen.

The Buchla Easel goes further back to 1973. It’s arguably the most musical of Don Buchla’s wild instruments, bringing the best ideas from the modular into a single performance-oriented design. And here, it looks like we get a complete, authentic reproduction.

Everything that makes the Buchla approach unique is there. Think amplitude modulation and frequency modulation and the “complex” oscillator’s wave folding, gating that allows for unique tuned sounds, and sophisticated routing of modulation. It all adds up to granting the ability to make strange, new timbres, to seek out new performance life and new sound designs – to boldly go where only privileged experimentalists have gone before.

This video explains the whole “West Coast” synthesis notion (as opposed to Moog’s “East Coast” modular approach):

Arturia makes up for the fact that this is now an in-the-box software synth by opening up the worlds of modulation. So you get something called “gravity” which applies game physics to modulation, and other modulation sources (the curves of the “left hand,” for instance) to make all the organic changes happen inside software. It’s a new take on the Buchla, and not really like anything we’ve seen before. And it suggests this software may elevate beyond just faux replication onscreen, with a genuinely new hybrid.

My only regret: I would love to have this with touch controls, on iOS or Windows, to really complete the feeling. It’s odd seeing the images from Arturia with that interface locked on a PC screen. But I think of all the software instruments in 2017, this late addition could be near the top (alongside VCV Rack’s modular world, though more on that later).

But it’s big news – a last-minute change to upset the world of sound making in 2017.

Watch for our hands-on soon.

Intro price and more new features

Also new in this version: the Analog Lab software, which acts as a hub for all those instruments, parameters, and presets, now has been updated, as well. There’s a new browser, more controller keyboard integration, and other improvements.

Piano V has three new piano models (Japanese Grand, a Plucked Grand, and a Tack Upright), enhanced mic positioning, an improved EQ, a new stereo delay, and it’s own built-in compressor.

There are improvements throughout, Arturia say.

There’s also a lower intro price: new users get US$/€ 249 instead of 499, through January 10.

And that Buchla is 99 bucks if that’s really what you want out of this set.

More:

V Collection

Buchla Easel V

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Arturia V Collection 6 includes new Buchla Easel, DX7, Clavinet & CMI virtual instruments

Arturia V Collection 6Arturia has launched V Collection 6, an update to the collection of virtual keyboard instruments. Using their exclusive True Analog Emulation® & physical modelling technology, Arturia’s engineers, developers, and sound designers have been able to recreate the creme de la creme of keyboard instruments. Instruments that have shaped the course of popular music for over […]

West coast synthesis explained on the Buchla Easel V by Arturia

Published on Dec 6, 2017 loopop

“The Buchla Easel is a legendary ‘West Coast’ synth that draws you in with a colorful and friendly interface, and takes you to places you’d never thought are possible.

This clips explains the principles of west coast synthesis and demonstrates them on Arturia’s Buchla Easel V”

West Coast Synthesis With Arturia Buchla Easel V

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Arturia V Collection 6 Adds Buchla Music Easel, DX7, Fairlight & More

Arturia today introduced V Collection 6, a major update that adds four new instruments, including virtual versions of the Buchla Music Easel, DX7, Fairlight CMI & Clavinet.… Read More Arturia V Collection 6 Adds Buchla Music Easel, DX7, Fairlight & More

Arturia Introduces Virtual Polyphonic Buchla Music Easel, Fairlight CMI, DX7, Clavinet in V Collection 6

Published on Dec 5, 2017 Arturia

Playlist:

Arturia announces V Collection 6
Arturia announces CMI V
Arturia announces DX7 V
Arturia announces Buchla Easel V
Arturia announces Clavinet V

Update: tutorial videos:

And a couple of user videos followed by some details on each:

Arturia Buchla Easel V Dual S&H Sequence Sound Design

Published on Dec 5, 2017 Rishabh Rajan

“A tutorial on

Mini Live Jam #37: Beatstep/ Patchblocks tek.drum/ Waldorf Streichfett & Rocket/ Volca Keys/ …

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Kalkartronic

“Live Jam by Kalkartronic:
Gear set-up: Arturia Beatstep Midi into Kenton Midi Thru 5 to Waldorf Rocket, iStudio (with Xynthesizr and Alchemy running on ipad) and Volca Keys. Volca Keys sync out to Patchblocks tek.drum. Streichfett thru Mooer Micro Looper and Mooer Repeater, and Korg Kaossilator in standalone mode.
Recorder: Edirol R-1
Cam: Ricoh WG-M1