electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
 Forum index » Reviews, Editorials and Commentary » Reviews, Reports and Interviews
115th AES Coverage
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [23 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:24 am    Post subject: 115th AES Coverage Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.arturia.com/en/cs80v.lasso
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.


Arturia Unveils Software Version of Yamaha's CS-80

The CS-80V is the reproduction of the legendary Yamaha® CS-80, which is considered by many as the "ultimate polyphonic synthesizer".
More than 25 years after its release, the time has come to rediscover a sound that has extensively contributed to the history of music...

 

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa

Last edited by seraph on Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:30 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.rme-audio.com/english/download/drivers.htm
OS X Core MIDI Drivers Planned for RME Audio Cards
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa

Last edited by seraph on Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:29 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCore
PowerCore Version 1.8 Update Adds Guitar Amp Plug-In
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa

Last edited by seraph on Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:28 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/xcards.php
X-Series FireWire Expansion Card Connects Rosetta 800 to Your Computer
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa

Last edited by seraph on Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:24 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.focusrite.com/index2.html

Focusrite Announces ISA 430 MKII Producer Pack
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.tcelectronic.com/Default.asp?Id=1124
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
Dynamic EQ Plug-In Announced for PowerCore Platform

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa

Last edited by seraph on Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:22 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.rme-audio.com/english/hdsp/hdspmadi.htm
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
Hammerfall DSP MADI Now Available

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa

Last edited by seraph on Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:18 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/minimp.php
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
Apogee Introduces Mini-MP Analog Mic/Instrument Preamp

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21969
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I am a betatester of the arturia cs80 instrument. This one rocks. Thyere are of course some very very obvious differences between this one and the original.. but.. apart from those.. the Arturia instrument is a killer instrument. I do not have a cs80 at the moment so I cannot A/B test the sound.. but in essence it sounds the way I remember it.

I hope Arturia get around to do versions of the Octave Cat 2 and the Korg PS series. I love the PS synths. -And a good, slightly improved version of the Roland Jupiter 6
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17552
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 123
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
I hope Arturia get around to do versions of the Octave Cat 2 and the Korg PS series. I love the PS synths. -And a good, slightly improved version of the Roland Jupiter 6

I'm waiting for the Arturia version of the Nord Modular.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
I'm waiting for the Arturia version of the Nord Modular.

I am waiting for the Arturia version of myself Very Happy Shocked

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17552
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 123
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
I am waiting for the Arturia version of myself Very Happy Shocked

Laughing
I'm afraid that this is still beyond the state-of-the-art, at least using only the host processor. To have a good version of you, Carlo, there would have to be some auxilliary DSPs. Laughing Maybe about a million; maybe more than that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17552
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 123
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
I am a betatester of the arturia cs80 instrument. This one rocks. There are of course some very very obvious differences between this one and the original.. but.. apart from those.. the Arturia instrument is a killer instrument. I do not have a cs80 at the moment so I cannot A/B test the sound.. but in essence it sounds the way I remember it.

What was so great about the CS80 in it's day? Why would someone want to use one today?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21969
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well.. it did have good sounds.. it had a nice layout.. easy to set up patches on the fly..
All in all it had a great personality. It was quite special.

Today?? well.. yes.. it is nice... and if you kick out all the unkool issues that absolutely all analog synths are known for.. you know.. the cs80 as a virtual instrument is close to perfect...

The cs80 was not much of a noisemaker.. but perfect for tonal stuff.. very expressive and the nature of the sounds it created were kinda a bit outside what ARPs, Moogs, the early Oberheim polyphonics etc etc delivered.

The weight of the CS80 was unbelievable.. over 200 lbs

The CS80 had no CV/gate in/outs .. nothing.. and that is a sad thing .. some of those very fat sounds were perfect for sequencing.. oldstyle..

The 6 user patch memories were .. almost.. sensible..

It had a " feature" often called natural detuning. A lot of vangelis recordings uses this feature of the CS 80 to great effect.

And then the beast had its own detuning feature. Transporting the CS80s using the four casters usually ensured you would get an "instant Arnold Schoenberg" device on stage.. it would sound like a 12 note work in free fall into the atmosphere.. and tuning the CS 80 was mostly a battle you could never win... so.. in that respect.. Arturia delivers the first working version of the CS 80 ever Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17552
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 123
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ha ha... Laughing

Thanks, great info. I never came across one of these beasts (200 lbs), but I'm on the noisy side of things.

Interesting how the noise word is in used here. Is this the way we should describe music that is not created with discrete notes? We need a better word. I don't think, for example, that much of my music is noise, but rather music that is harmonically expanded in continus time. The word noise implies unpleasantness. There are, however, people who like the term noise to describe their music. Maybe we should start another topic...

Last edited by mosc on Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:08 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
elektro80
Site Admin


Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 21969
Location: Norway
Audio files: 14

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

....noise.. typical of designs like the ARPs, Octave Instruments, Oberheims, the Moogs etc. you could do sensible synthesis work on sounds not intended to be traditionally tonal and/or not intended to be played as traditional tonal events etc etc.. creating interesting textures..

A lot of the early polysynths were intended for traditional playing.. perfect for Toto style songs.. etc etc. The CS 80s was not much different in that respect but it had a wonderful ring modulation section.

When speaking of japanese polysynth designs.. the Korg PS series was something really special and represented a completely different design philosophy.. for interesting sounds.. go for the PS series.. the CS 80 basically represents that late 70s big fat polysynth sound.. ( but it can do some killer leads too )

Instrument designers started to pursue traditional pop music and traditional keyboard players in the mid 70s and that has been the major trend up until the mid 90s. Most traditional synth designs that were great for real synthesis work disappeared from the market by the mid 80s.

My use of the term noise here.. was to kinda illustrate the design philosophy of the CS 80. Its main use would be for very traditional tonal playing.. this is a box you can use for that Vangelis style brass synth sound
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mosc
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 17552
Location: Allentown, PA
Audio files: 123
G2 patch files: 60

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
My use of the term noise here.. was to kinda illustrate the design philosophy of the CS 80. Its main use would be for very traditional tonal playing. This is a box you can use for that Vangelis style brass synth sound


Yes, I know what you meant.

Good explanation of the synth evolution during the mid-70s through early 90's. I was never drawn to those "polysynths" because I never had enough money - having blown all my budget on the Moog Modular system. Smile These synths did generate a lot of "pop" electronic music that I haven't been able to get into. I could list lots of names here, but since I didn't get into this music, I will come of short. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.ableton.com/forums.html?main=live
Ableton Releases Live 3
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
Live 3 is the real-time audio production solution that eliminates the boundaries between composition, performance, recording and sound design. Easily combine loops, phrases and songs from diverse origins. Create music on the fly, without being bound to a fixed timeline. Improvise song arrangements, instantly drop samples on cue, interact with other performers, musicians or DJs. Record multi-track audio or real-time loops. Instantly change the tempo, melody, groove and sonic signature of your sounds at any time. Enter your samples and work 'from within' to create endless variations.
Live 3 combines all of these possibilities in a simple and friendly environment that lets your creativity flow without limitations.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

http://www.cycling74.com/products/pluggo.html
Cycling '74 Debuts Pluggo 3.1 for Mac OS X
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

INTAKT, NI KOMPLETE, KONTAKT 1.5, TRAKTOR DJ Studio 2.5
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
http://www.nativeinstruments.de/forums.html?aes03_us
The AES Convention in New York opened on October 10th, and Native Instruments has unveiled some very exciting news for the last quarter of 2003: INTAKT – the loop sampler with beat slicing, time stretching and an enormous loop library, NI KOMPLETE – a powerful and comprehensive package including nine NI products, KONTAKT 1.5 – the major update bringing Beat Slicing, a new Time Machine and Mac OS X Support to NI’s full-feature sampler, and TRAKTOR DJ Studio 2.5 – the professional DJ software expanded with real-time pitch shifting and time stretching.
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Radial 1.1 Update Adds Support for OS X
http://www.cycling74.com/products/radial.html
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

MOTU Unveils 896HD 192kHz FireWire Audio Interface
http://www.motu.com/
18 inputs, 8-bus monitor mixer, 8 mic preamps, plus expansion
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
seraph
Editor
Editor


Joined: Jun 21, 2003
Posts: 12055
Location: Firenze, Italy
Audio files: 31
G2 patch files: 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

New MX4 Virtual Instrument from MOTU
http://www.motu.com/
Supports MAS, AudioUnit, and RTAS formats
Posted Image, might have been reduced in size. Click Image to view fullscreen.

_________________
homepage - blog - forum - youtube

Quote:
Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex - Frank Zappa
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Page 1 of 1 [23 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Reviews, Editorials and Commentary » Reviews, Reports and Interviews
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
mps board

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use