Mitch Murder – Turning Point (Tiergrinders Synth Study adaptation)

Published on Jan 15, 2019 tiergrinder

“My version from Mitch Murder’s Epic masterpiece – Turning Point.

I wanted to make my own version, both to learn and to see if I figure out even half of whats going on in the original. I didn’t nail all the sounds, but I tried to archive the feel and mood of the original.

This is by far the most difficult recreation I’ve ever done and I gave up when I

Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

You can clearly see the fake wood veneer of the original Juno-60 peeling in the 3rd shot below.

Master your Roland TR-8S drum machine settings with a plug-in editor

Roland’s TR-8S added loads of parameters for shaping drum kits and effects. Now you can get at all of those without diving through menus with this VST/AU plug-in – and keep your drum machine settings stored with your project.

Hardware is great, but it introduces two problems. First, there are inevitably some parameters buried in menus that are hard to reach on the front panel, no matter how many knobs and faders makers add. Second, stuff you do on the hardware is likely to get out of sync with your DAW, leading to that invariable “what the Hell was this supposed to be?” feeling when you power things up. (Okay, sometimes that leads to happy accidents. Sometimes it just leads to misery.)

Momo Miller has been trucking through the full Roland range (plus KORG and Novation Circuit). He’s been adding plug-ins for just this reason. You get more accessible editing and control, and your settings stay inside your DAW projects for easy recall.

Now, first, what this isn’t: it isn’t a full-blown editor for the TR-8S. And it’s a shame, given Roland Cloud, that the manufacturer didn’t provide one. That also means loading custom samples on the TR-8S is a manual affair. This unofficial editor isn’t able to load sample files. And you don’t get full access to all of the TR-8S’ hidden parameters, like the deep settings per kit. So, Roland, if you’re listening – please, give us that.

You do, however, get a lot of access to parameters per sound and kit – basically, anything that has a MIDI CC assignment. And you can still save your changes on the hardware, for anything this controls. Plus you can save parameters separately in software. And there are some useful performance controller mappings.

Here’s what you get:

  • Full access to TR-8S parameters (as accessible via MIDI)
  • Control effects via custom-mapped X/Y performance controllers
  • Automation of parameters inside your DAW
  • Save parameter data with your DAW – including which kit was selected, which is invaluable on its own
  • Interactive visual display
  • 32-bit and 64-bit VST (Windows, Mac) AU (Mac) and standalone (Windows, Mac) versions

Have a look:

Price: 5,90€ / US$6.90

TR-8S editor/controller

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Lo-Fi Drum Modules brings a nostalgic homage to three 90s drum units

Multition Bits Lo Fi Drum Modules

Multitons Bits has announced its latest sample pack featuring a collection of sounds from three ’90s drum units: Akai XR-10, Boss DR-550, Roland SC-88. The Lo-Fi Drum Modules pack includes 105 drum loops and 148 one-shoots, plus an additional 51 melodic loops created using resynthesized sounds of these old-school modules. Every unit has a different […]

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Roland D-05 – My D-50 Pad Sounds, some old, some new (dry/no fx)

Published on Jan 13, 2019 DreamsOfWires

“This is a partial remake of my old D-50 Pads & Strings video, after importing the patches I create for it into the D-05. There are also some new sounds from 7:25 created in the D-05 using the free Chrome editor. It sounds a little brighter than my old D-50, most probably due to the cleaner audio output. Apparently there’s a function on the D-05 to mimic

Roland TR 8S Editor Controller – VST Standalone AU

Published on Jan 12, 2019 mller30161

“You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90
The „TR-8S Editor / Controller„ is an VST and Standalone controller for the „Roland Drum Machine TR-8S“

– It is perfect to integrate the “TR-8S” into your DAW.
– It makes the sound design easier, because you have direct access to the parameters.
– The „TR-8S”

Roland SH-09 Vintage Analogue Synth

via this auction

“Fantastic little workhorse synth, capable of deep bass (that some say is superior to its sister, the SH101) and other great lead sounds and effects.”

Roland JD-800

via this auction

“Roland JD-800 synth. The king of knobs! Roland’s answer to the abysmal programming interfaces of 90’s. This unit is in excellent condition; Works aperfectly.”

aperfectly? That’s a bit atypical. Not sure if that’s good or bad. 🙂

Yamaha MODX + Roland TR707 That 80’s Sound

Published on Jan 12, 2019 synthartist69

“This is one of my most popular Youtube original songs called “That 80’s Sound”. I thought I would give it a stab using the Yamaha MODX6 synthesizer. For drums I used the Roland TR707 drum machine. Thanks for watching!”