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CORVIRIA "Psyco Analysis

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

From 1970, a "psychedelic piano music" album.
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 *Emil Richards "New Sound Element—Stones"*

LP, UNI Records 73008. Release date: June 1967. Moog programmer: Paul Beaver.

Emil Richards, New Sound Element–Stones, with Richards assisted by Paul Beaver. Produced by Marshall Leib. 

Richards is another well-known Los Angeles session musician. Although Paul Beaver set-up the Moog, Richards was actively engaged in experimenting with the synthesizer for this session. 

Richards said, “Beaver assisted as programmer for these sessions. I played the synthesizer and all mallet instruments on all twelve tracks.”

This is the first commercial recording to credit the “Moog Synthesizer” by name. This, too, was a concept album, in this case revolving around twelve birthstones. Songs had titles such as “Garnet (January),” “Emerald (May),’ and “Opal (October).

 The music is decidedly jazzy, so one could call this the first Moog jazz recording. 

Side musicians included members of Richard’s jazz combo, New Sound Element: Dave Mackay (piano), Bill Plummer (bass), Mike Craden (percussion) and Joe Porcaro (drums). 

The album was both an experiment in rhythm patterns and also featured mallet instruments using a 22-tone octave. 

The Moog sounds right at home in this sonically daring environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FJf5A2v3nM

#synthesizers  #moog
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Str8 Sounds "Astronomy Anomaly"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5saCvIXS5Y

Studio jam on Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition paraphonic analog synthesizer and Roland V-Synth (version 2) granular processing, COSM filter, physical modeling, variphrase, elastic audio synthesizer.

#synthesizers   #electronic  #music #video
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Minikeys and Other Synth Debates

Some elitist musicians decide what is a "real musical instrument" or a "real synthesizer" and what is not. They live in a tiny world of extreme prejudice and mediocre artistry.

You hear people say it sucks when a synthesizer has mini keys, less than the standard 88 keys of a piano -- or a touch pad, ribbon controller, or other non-keyboard interface.

When Buchla and Moog synthesizers first were invented, it took Malcolm Cecil and Stevie Wonder to make them acceptable "real musical instruments" in the view of many elitist musicians. This is an historical fact.

I was told that the Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus is "not a synthesizer, it's an accompaniment pad."

At first, I resented that remark, since the device is called a "dynamic phrase synthesizer and loop recorder." But lately I've been using it as, and calling it, an accompaniment pad.

There's the analog vs. digital synthesizer controversy.

Vintage vs. current synthesizers.

The Moog vs. Buchla vs. Arp debate.

The ambient music vs. EDM vs. new age vs. noise music clashings.

Sync button beat-matching vs. "real DJ mixing."

Sequencers and arpeggiators vs. manual keyboard playing.

Keyboard playing vs. MPC colored light pads.

Romplers vs. samplers.

Loop and sample orchestration vs. playing real or virtual synthesizers.

Softsynths vs. hardware synths.

"Virtuoso synth solos" (Roger Waters, Keith Emerson, Vangelis, Jan Hammer, Trent Reznor, Herbie Hancock, Klaus Schulze) vs. minimalism (Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Merzbow, Boards of Canada, Richie Hawtin/Plastikman).

Gearslutz, for example, is notorious for petty minded bias and inflammatory opinions...if you want to explore such things further.

The audience booed when Bob Dylan played an ELECTRIC guitar at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. An electric guitar was considered "not a proper musical instrument for folk musicians."

I have also argued with purist punk rockers who hate synthesizers.

"No electronic instruments," they whine when I tell them the German, Canadian, and French punk rockers often use synthesizers and The Fall used Farfisa organs.

"The minute you plug your guitar into a amplifier, you're making electronic music," I explain triumphantly.

What are some electronic musical controversies that YOU find annoying and juvenile?

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Str8 Sounds "Through the Magnetic Doorway"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMhXS3MIfzk&feature=youtu.be

Str8 Sounds live studio jam on Moog Sub 37 and Roland V-Synth.

#synthesizers   #techno   #noise   #soundscapes  #electronic #music
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Kaossilator is fantastic synth device

The square device on the far left is the Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus and next to it, to the right, is the companion device, Korg Kaoss Pad 3 Plus.

Someone on Synthesizer Freaks asked about it.

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I've been looking at the Kaossilator Pro for a while and I really want to like it, but I just don't get it. After you strip away the novelty of it, to me it just seems like an extremely limited rompler with a touchpad instead of a keyboard. This isn't meant to be a flame of anyone who uses it. I truly want to understand what's the appeal of it.

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Kaossilator Pro Plus is a genius musical instrument.

There are so many beautiful sounds on it, like theremin, trumpet, distortion guitar, organs, etc. that make perfectly played accompaniment (perfectly played due to touchpad operation -- it's hard to hit a "wrong note").

It is an truly astonishing device that has no equal. 

I run it through my Kaoss Pad 3 Plus for more effects, and I can state that audiences at my live performances have been amazed at the beauty of the Kaossilator and how creative I can get with it.

Anyone who knocks the Kaossilator is either old fashioned and wants only keyboard synths, or has not really explored it, especially in a live stage show setting. This thing rocks!

I won't get up on stage without it. It adds a totally new and rich dimension to my overall sound. I especially like playing it along with my Roland JD-Xi.

Have never needed to connect anything to it via MIDI.

It also has an amazing loop recording function that is one of the easiest and most versatile looping systems I have ever used.

It's, for me, an accompaniment pad, not a "synthesizer" in the tradition of a Moog Voyager or Korg Kronos. 

In other words, you don't "do synthesis" on it, but as an accompaniment pad, it has no equal, nothing remotely as versatile and musical.

I could never play a trumpet. 

But on the Kaossilator, I can make dreamy, lush, gorgeous trumpet sounds that live audiences absolutely love and rave about later.

#synthesizers   #kaossilator   #kaosspad
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Perrey-Kingsley "The In Sound From Way Out!" (1966)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hU8gVDxmUc

1."The Unidentified Flying Object" – 0:00 to 1:57
2."The Little Man from Mars" – 1:59 to 4:23
3."Cosmic Ballad" – 4:27 to 7:50 
4."Swan's Splashdown" – 7:55 to 10:10 
5."Countdown at 6" – 10:15 to 13:03
6."Barnyard in Orbit"(Jean-Jacques Perrey, Harry Breuer, Sam Fiedel) - 13:08 to 15:30 
7."Spooks in Space" –15:35 to 17:36
8."Girl from Venus" – 17:40 to 20:01 
9."Electronic Can-Can" – 20:05 to 22:03
10."Jungle Blues from Jupiter" – 22:10 to 25:03 
11."Computer in Love" – 25:07 to 27:09 
12."Visa to the Stars" (Andy Badale, Jean-Jacques Perrey) – 27:14 to 29:29

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Str8 Sounds "Sonic Weapons Against UFOs"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia3NyDkxb6M&feature=youtu.be

While I tend to stick with traditional techno music in my live Str8 Sounds performances, in my studio, anything goes. I tend to do a lot more experimental soundscapes in private.

Preventing hostile extraterrestrial spacecraft from invading and attacking Earth.

Studio jam on Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition paraphonic analog synthesizer and Roland V-Synth (version 2) granular processing, COSM filter, physical modeling, variphrase, elastic audio synthesizer.

#synthesizers   #noise   #soundscapes   #Moog  #Sub 37 #Roland   #Vsynth  
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Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith Instruments new stand-alone (not tethered to a computer) TORAIZ SP-16 Sampler / Step Sequencer ($1,499).

https://www.pioneerdj.com/en-us/product/production/toraiz-sp-16/black/overview/

Create Digital Music states:

"That should already make MPC fans go wild, long disappointed by Akai’s unwillingness to make new hardware. But as if that weren’t enough, Pioneer also has this ace in the hole: they can bake “Pro DJ Link” right into the hardware so you can plug and play with CDJs.

Unfortunately, we don’t get a drum machine with design input from Dave Smith (maker of the Tempest) or Roger Linn (creator of the Linndrum and MPC). 

But we do get Dave Smith Instruments’ filters – one four-pole, resonant, low-pass filter, and one two-pole high-pass filter. 

This means Pioneer can claim they’ve got some “analog” sound in the box, and get some extra credibility from the legacy of the Prophet. 

The four-pole filter is from the Prophet-6 synth, and “inspired by” the original Prophet-5 filter from 1978. (CDM is currently awaiting some comment and clarification from DSI about exactly which filter designs are there.)

The filters are apparently a big deal to Pioneer, who make it a banner feature of the instrument and will feature Dave Smith himself at Musikmesse.

The low-pass filter has resonance and drive controls. The filter comes from the Prophet-6 synth."

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2016/04/pioneer-just-made-the-hardware-sampler-that-ni-akai-didnt/

https://www.perfectcircuitaudio.com/catalog/product/view/id/19131/s/toraiz-sp-16-sampler-step-sequencer/category/160/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRL7t51KxgE
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Musicians Who Are Too Lazy to Promote Their Band

Some musicians complain that they don't like promoting or marketing their band. 

But you have to sell yourself to get a job, a date, a recording contract, or a gig.

It's not that hard to make a big sign with your band name on it to put up on stage when you perform, so people will know who the hell you are.

It's not rocket science to video record your shows and studio jams and upload them to YouTube, then link to them on Facebook and GooglePlus.

It's not difficult to have someone with a good digital camera take a lot of photos of your band when you play live.

It's not painful or time-consuming to start a band page on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, ReverbNation, SoundClick, and other online music sharing sites, then upload songs and albums, to sell or give out for free.

Too many musicians just want to drink beer, strut around on stage, flirt with groupies, and go home with vague memories of a good time.

And then they whine about how it's so hard today to make money and be successful.

They yearn for a non-existent, mythical "golden age" when it was allegedly easy to get rich by strumming a guitar, beating a drum, and crooning to adoring crowds.

It's never been easy to live on musicianship  or any artform.

Most musicans and artists have always had to work a "real job" with a paycheck to survive.

If you were Mozart or Bach or Beethoven, you still had to grovel for some prince or king to hire you as court composer or to sponsor your music.

To sit around doing nothing to promote your band, then griping about how hard everything is, and how different things are now that the internet is here, is really lame.

If you need some advice and encouragement, contact me. 
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Google Synthesizer Search Buttons

Google is now displaying Search Buttons as a "carousel" widget above image search. I did a search for "synthesizers" in Google Images and this is what came up.

This is my specialty field of marketing, SEO (search engine optimization) -- and this combines SEO and synthesizers.

CLICK on image for LARGER view.

Google is moving forward in contextual search, guessing what you might want to search for next.

I'm not sure how much of my previous searching factors into this.

Not much, apparently, because the Search Buttons should include Moog, DSI, modular, touchpad, ribbon controller, Arturia, Mutable Instruments, Ciat-Lonbarde, Folktek, Gotharman, and other relevant terms that I use often in search.

I horizontal scrolled through all the buttons. None of the above terms were included. 

FAIL.

#synthesizers   #google  #SEO
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Str8 Sounds "Perpetuum and Pendulum" music video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_cgQ-LHtpo

STR8 SOUNDS live in the studio jam. Begins with noise drone-scape, ends with dance club groove.

Roland V-Synth, Moog Sub 37, Korg Kaossilator Pro Plus, Korg Kaoss Pad, Roland JD-Xi synthesizers.

Sony Movie Studio Platinum 13 video editor.

#techno #video #synthesizers
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I use internet marketing, SEO, and digital technology to help businesses increase sales and achieve business goals. I specialize in blogocombat against trolls and online con artists.

Trustee of the Peoria Historical Society. 

Techno music composer and music video artist as Str8 Sounds.

I contribute articles frequently to InterBusiness Issues magazine. 


Former direct marketing ad writer on Madison Avenue. I worked at Grey Direct, the direct marketing division of Grey Advertising.

I worked on such accounts as General Motors, US Department of Defense, American Express, Chemical Bank, Doubleday Book Club, and Pepsi.

I have worked full time at Scholastic, Inc, The Wall Street Transcript Corporation, PJS Publications, Ruppman Marketing Technologies, SpyderHost Web Design, and Garden Way Marketing Associates (Troy-Bilt).

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