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synth4ever - Live Ambient Electronica / Synthesizer Demos & Music
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Friends,

Today I am proud to announce the release of my latest compilation album, Synthscapes - Vol. 3: http://synth4ever.bandcamp.com/album/synthscapes-vol-3

At 32 tracks, Synthscapes - Vol. 3 has nearly 3.5 hours of #ambient   #space   #music , #drone   and relaxing #chillout  sessions for your listening pleasure.

All songs were recorded in real-time using only one hardware synthesizer per track, during 2014-2016. Most tracks are from my Youtube demo videos, but there is also some unreleased material here as well.

I hope you will take a moment to have a listen, and if you wish to show your support, feel free to download a copy of the album. To get things kicked off, here are a few free download codes that can be redeemed at https://synth4ever.bandcamp.com/yum

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Thank you for your continued support of my music and Youtube channel over the years -- I truly appreciate it, and hope you enjoy the album.

-synth4ever

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Hardware synthesizers used on Synthscapes - Vol. 3:

- Akai AX60
- Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver (12-voices)
- Fender / Rhodes Chroma Polaris
- Korg DW-8000
- Roland JD-800
- Waldorf MicroWAVE XT (track 26 only)

Additional effects on certain tracks via:
- Strymon Big Sky reverb
- Eventide Space reverb
- Eventide Timefactor delay
- Eventide MODFactor modulation
- MXR Stereo Chorus
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Hi all, here is a demo of the rare Yamaha CS-70M analog synth I was able to try when I visited the Vintage Synth Museum in California: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Oxsx1yAfU

The Yamaha CS70M is a dual-channel, 6-voice polyphonic synthesizer and the last analog from Yamaha in the early 1980s. Although it came out after the CS-80, in many ways it is the spiritual successor.

It has 2 oscillators per voice for a total of 12 VCOs, 2 LFOs, a multimode filter (LPF/BPF/HPF), envelopes for VCF and VCA, ring modulator, chorus and tremolo effects, a 4-track real-time and polyphonic step sequencer, patch memory, 61 keys with aftertouch, and autotune.

It is a large and powerful synth and IMO has a very earthy, dusty and nostalgic tone to it which can often take on acoustic/wood sound qualities. It is also rare and often commands high prices on the second hand market.

I really enjoyed my time with this synth when I had the chance to play it. Anyone else ever tried a CS-70M before?
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Hey all, here's a video tour I did of the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Oakland, CA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyuvNBRNx8Y

The VSM features a fantastic collection of legendary and rare analog synths, drum machines, effects units, and recording equipment which you can try out and record with.

I was lucky enough to be able to visit the last time I was in the Bay area on a business trip. Lance (curator/owner) is a great guy and has a wealth of knowledge, and his passion for vintage synths is evident. There is so much history and gear here, I was overwhelmed... it was like being a kid in a candy store!

Although I only had 2 hours, I was able to record some audio/video demos of synths like the Yamaha CS-70M, Roland Jupiter 8, Oberheim SEM (4 Voice) and Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 which I will post in the future.

I can't recommend this place highly enough. If you ever get a chance to visit, definitely put it on your bucket list! Hope you enjoy the walkthrough. :)

#synth #synths #synthesizer #synthesizers #vintage #analog #digital #vintagesynth #vintagesynthmuseum #roland #yamaha #keyboard #piano #music #studio #tour #studiotour #analogsynth #recording #recordingstudio #gear #musicgear #korg #moog #oberheim #sequentialcircuits #jupiter8 #matrixsynth #gearslutz #sonicstate
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A new ambient piano music soundscape on Akai AX80 analog synth + Eventide Pitchfactor and Strymon Big Sky effects pedals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTEe1jz9_6M

Titled "Boundless", this music features a repeating motif + "Harmodulator" setting on Pitchfactor for delays, and "Chorale" setting on Big Sky for reverb. Hope you enjoy it.

#synth #synths #synthesizer #synthesizers #analog #analogsynth #vintageysnth #music #eventide #pitchfactor #strymon #bigsky #akai #ax80 #chill #chillout #meditate #meditation #relaxing #relaxation #spacemusic #space #soundscape #piano #roland #yamaha #korg #waldorf #keyboard #electronic #electronicmusic #ambientmusic
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An ambient chillout arpeggiator soundscape on Akai AX80 analog synth + Eventide Pitchfactor and Modfactor effects pedals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lREsoaBXTk

#analog #synth #synths #synthesizer #synthesizers #music #vintage #akai #ax80 #ambient #chillout #arpeggiator #demo #vintagesynth #80s #newage
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Here is my first demo of the Yamaha CS-30 analog monosynth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_oWn-tdlSg

Titled "Catharsis", this ambient drone soundscape features heavy use of audio-rate LFO modulation. Around 4:50 I do some melodic noodling with PWM to counterbalance the harsher noises earlier in the piece. Subtle delay and reverb are added to blend everything together.

The Yamaha CS-30 is a beast of a synth and I tried to show some of that in this piece. Hope you enjoy it.

#Yamaha #CS30 #ambient #analog #synth #synths #synthesizer #synthesizers #vintage #music #drone #drones #soundscape #dronescape #noise #pwm #space #vintagesynth #yamahacs30

+Yamaha Synthesizers Europe +Yamaha Corporation of America +Yamaha Corporation
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Wow -- my synth4ever YT channel is listed as #8 in the "Top 40 Synthesizer Youtube Channels to Follow for 2018"!

https://blog.feedspot.com/synthesizer_youtube_channels/

Thank you everyone for all your support!!!

#synth #synthesizer #synths #synthesizers #music #analog #digital #vintage #ambient #demo #keyboard #piano #youtube
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Say hello to the Yamaha CS-30 -- a classic dual VCO, dual VCF, dual VCA monosynth + 8-step sequencer from the late 1970s.

Incredibly versatile for textures, drones and "mad professor" sounds!
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