Pulsar Audio releases Echorec magnetic-disk delay emulation plugin

Pulsar Echorec

Pulsar Audio has announced the release of Echorec, an effect plugin that emulates the Binson Echorec 2 magnetic-disk delay from the 1960s. The Pulsar Echorec plugin gives you a faithful emulation of this legendary echo unit; furthermore, many workflow improvements have been added to the original, such as the ability to change the motor speed […]

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Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo available for pre-order from Reverb

Echo Fix EF X2 Tape Echo feat

Reverb.com has announced an exclusive pre-order offer for the Echo Fix EF-X2 Tape Echo, with only 50 units available at a special discounted pre-sale price. A classic effect, built for modern users – the EF-X2 couples the sounds you know and love, with features and reliability unimaginable in the past. In designing the EF-X2, the […]

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SampleScience releases Pastoral Piano, vintage acoustic piano recorded on tape

SampleScience Pastoral Piano feat

SampleScience has announced its latest virtual instrument Pastoral Piano, a vintage acoustic piano plugin emulation with analog synthesis capabilities. The plugin features a 70 years old acoustic piano recorded on tape. Genuine analog saw and sine waveforms were added to had depth to the sound. A space reverb is also included. In a small shack […]

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NoiseAsh releases Rule Tec EQ1A vintage equalizer effect plugin

NoiseAsh Rule Tec EQ1A

NoiseAsh has announced its new audio plugin Rule Tec EQ1A, an analog emulation designed to be an all in one solution for professional mixing and mastering purposes. The plugin has been modeled to present signature characteristics of the original units. Legendary passive equalizers have long been a top choice of leading recording and mastering engineers […]

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Bob Moog Foundation’s 2019 Raffle: Minimoog Model D signed by Stevie Wonder

BMF Moog Model D Raffle

The Bob Moog Foundation has announced the launch of its annual raffle for an iconic, highly coveted, vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer. This year’s prize has been signed by the legendary Stevie Wonder, whose career has helped shape popular music and inspired people worldwide. Stevie pioneered the use of synthesizers integrated seamlessly with acoustic sounds, […]

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Nembrini Audio offers LoFi Vintage Clipper plugin for FREE (limiter time)

Nembrini Audio LoFi Vintage Clipper

Nembrini Audio has launched with the release of LoFi Vintage Clipper, an effect plugin that adds grit and weight to your mix with two distinctive custom designed saturation algorithms. Distortion: this is a fine tuned clip algorithm designed to limit the transients as happens using a real analogue signal chain and increase the density of […]

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Mournful drone sounds of a repurposed HP test device

Hainbach continues to make beautiful sounds with esoteric or forgotten gear – this time, the “saddest drone machine,” a used HP 3782A Error Detector telco device.

It’s wonderful sometimes the things esoteric gear makes. In the earlier, more analog age, a lot of telecommunications worked in the audible spectrum with tones you can hear. In this case, this HP device produces a set of patterns that sounds surprisingly musical, if melancholy:

Hainbach doesn’t include the description, but surprisingly a quick search suggests people still repair and use these devices. Oh yeah, and these actually work on digital equipment, but in audible-range patterns:

The HP 3782A Error Detector used with a HP 3781A Pattern Generator forms a flexible, high-performance error measuring system for digital transmission equipment in the CEPT digital hierarchy. They provide 2, 8, and 34 Mb/s interfaces and binary ECL operation up to 50 Mb/s. Automated or remote measurement capability with HP-IB. Measurements can be made on all types of digital transmission systems including cable, digital radio, satellite, and lightwave. The pattern generator provides a wide range of test patterns including PRBS for simulating live traffic and shorter WORD patterns for checking pattern sensitivity in transmission equipment. Binary and code error injection capability is included for stress-testing line terminating equipment. A jitter modulation input is provided to add controlled amounts of jitter to the output test pattern and perform jitter tolerance tests on equipment interfaces.

Sounds like a wholesome good time for the whole family.

More:

Keep the machines lit: https://patreon.com/hainbach
Questions and answers: http://reddit.com/r/hainbach
Chat: https://discord.gg/MUBp5AB

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Save up to 90% on AIR Vacuum Pro & Vintage synths + Fresh Air Pack Expansion

AIR Vacuum Sale

Plugin Boutique has announced a sale on the Vacuum synthesizer instruments by AIR Music Technology. Vacuum Vintage is a monophonic vintage synthesizer featuring Vacuum Tube Synthesis with vacuum tube circuit modelling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analogue era. With analog oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes and built-in audio effects, Vacuum lets […]

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IK Krazy Deal: Get over 75% off Syntronik through March 4th

IK Multimedia Syntronik Krazy Deal

IK Multimedia has launched a new IK Krazy Deal, offering a discount of over 75% off on the Syntronik virtual synthesizer instrument. For a few days only, save big on our legendary synth powerhouse. We have been celebrating bass all month long! With up to 50% off all of our low frequency software titles, we […]

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Der Resynator – Pitch-Tracking-Synthesizer zurück aus den Siebzigern?

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Es begab sich, als sich die Tochter eines Entwicklers ihres Vaters besann und sich mit dem beschäftigte, was er in den Siebzigern konstruierte. Der Vater ist Don(ald) Tavel und die Tochter heißt Alison. Sie hat ihren Vater nie kennengelernt. Sie fand „auf dem Dachboden“ den besagten Resynator …

Es muss doch jemanden geben, der das Gerät wieder zum Laufen bringt. Und das hat auch geklappt! Sogar die Schaltpläne konnten gefunden werden und so startete Alison eine kleine Informationskampagne, um eine Dokumentation zu machen.

Der Teaser zu dem Video zeigt Peter Gabriel, wie er über den Resynator spricht. Offenbar war es möglich, viele Stimmen einzuholen. Don Tavel starb in einem Verkehrsunfall im Jahre 1988. Grund für den kleinen „Teaserfilm“ ist die Kickstarter-Kampagne, mit der der eigentliche Doku-Film finanziert werden soll.

Die Geschichte

Der Resynator ist ein Synthesizer für akustische Instrumente. Er hat einen Pitch-Konverter an Bord, der den eigentlichen Synthesizer steuert. Das Gerät war aber digital und ist kein analoges Pitch-to-Voltage-Interface. Aber das Signal wird dennoch in analoge Signale gewandelt, da der Synthesizer analog ist.

Die Geschichte startet zwar im Jahre 1974, als der Resynator noch als Pedal aufgebaut wurde, aber 1977 gab es die eigentlichen Veröffentlichungen dazu. Mutron sollte das Gerät bauen, man entschied sich aber 1979 eine Rack-Version zu präsentieren. Peter Gabriels Firma Syco-Systems zeigte ihn, deshalb ist auch auch im Video. Danach wurde eine polyphone Version entwickelt, der Hexsynator.

1984 war er fertig und es gab aber nur einen Prototypen. Tochter Alison fand den Resynator 2014 und schon 2015 konnten mehrere gebaut werden. Weitere Namen, die damit in Berührung kamen, sind Gotye, Brian „Moog Cookbook“ Kehew, Will Gregory (Goldfrapp), Adrian Utley (Portishead), Mike Gordon, Eric Valentine, Grace Potter und Fred Armisen.

Mehr Information

Zur Kickstarter-Aktion geht es hier. Aktuell sind 22.000 von 26.000 US-Dollar bereits gesammelt. Es sind daher nur noch einige (großzügige) Unterstützer nötig, damit das Projekt gestartet werden kann.

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