Documentary Video: We Call It Techno!

March 26, 2009 on 5:51 pm

Video: JX-8p Acid Demo by Chip Collection

JX-8p Acid Demo from Chip Collection on Vimeo.

The JX-8p is a polyphonic synth, but that doesn’t mean it can’t make some acid sounds! Watch it in action with the DF-7 Distortion Factory and tweaks on the PG-800.

March 25, 2009 on 1:56 pm

Juno G Rack/Module???

Check out this auction of a Roland Juno G……module.
Welcome to the chop shop!!

Thats right kids, a fully functional, 100% operational, Roland Juno G synthesizer
in a “one of a kind” tabletop module.

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Auction link.

March 22, 2009 on 1:51 pm

Who will bring the next holy grail of synth/sampler?

The holy grail of music making, is a sampler, sequencer, & programmable synthesizer for a price of $500-$600. I believe that companies are working to create an economical hardware product with these features by next year. What company would be able to pull this off? Korg or Akai? Lets see…

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Korg:
With Korg’s latest, and ugliest, Microkorg XL, we have an analog synth engine that also combines PCM waveforms. This is a perfect platform that could be upgraded even farther. Its easy to use and is super powerful. It even has a vocoder. If Korg decided to take this technology, add a sampler with card memory, then an onboard sequencer, call it the XXL, it would be an instant success.

Next we have…

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Akai:
Akai is also poised to break the price/feature barrier. The very expensive MPC3000 has all the technology to be the standalone music station. Right now its selling like crazy. But what would sell even more units would be an upgraded MPC500 (XL), which had that same synthesizer engine.

Since Akai would only have to add the synth engine to their MPC500, and Korg would have to develop both sequencer and sampler, I believe that AKAI will be the clear winner in this race.
In conclusion there are people willing to pay $3000 for this much power, but even more people that can’t afford this and will buy anything else. The first company to offer this much power for a lesser price $500-$600 will win and have more stable income. Lets just hope this hardware comes from a reputable company!

March 22, 2009 on 12:01 pm

Morpheus2027 Roland JD990 Demos

Let’s visit some OLD digital synths!

Parte B!

March 18, 2009 on 10:04 pm

Arturia Origin Sonic LAB Review

A great overview of the Arturia Origin that goes into very good detail. High programmability!

March 16, 2009 on 7:28 pm

MPC5000 all you need with OS 2.0?

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Once called a buggy mess, it now has a new update. The MPC5000 has keymapped multisamples, synth Engine, FX, & hard disk recording! Sounds like the holy grail of studio equipment.

Product Link

Previously: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2008/08/03/dont-buy-an-akai-mpc-5000-until-you-read-this/
Create Digital Music: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2009/03/05/mpc5000-gets-20-os-does-it-stack-up-to-jjos-alternative-firmware/

 


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March 14, 2009 on 9:28 am

SMiLE.DK and CDs Becoming Collectibles: Buy Em' Up

While looking for old music to buy on CD, I was startled by some of the used prices. $20, $30…$80…for a ten year old cheesy eurodance album?? Looks like its time to start collecting physical discs before the prices skyrocket.

Electronic Dance Music Never Dies

Electronic Dance Music may evolve but its never going away.
Disco—>Italo–>Eurodance–>J Pop/DDR–>Electronic Misc.—->Future (You create the future)

Smile.DK

From “Party Around the World” a new album by Smile.DK

Buy happy music directly with MONEY via iTunes, Amazon, etc. Support the artists in these times.

Inversely please pirate negative music, and don’t go to their concerts. Delete it off your computer.
We need more happy, uplifting music in the world! THX.

March 11, 2009 on 11:40 am

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