Nemo the cat plays a modular synth via Novation and Arturia controllers 😺🎛. From Stefano Girola (@squarewaves) on Instagram.
Mr. Maximillion chills in Charles Whiley’s updated studio.
Submitted by Charles Whiley via Facebook.
Submitted by Chrissie Caulfied via Twitter and YouTube.
Another garden-based synth jam to celebrate Stuart’s purchase of an Arturia Matrixbrute and Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Me: Elektron Digitone, Novation Circuit, Alesis Samplepad pro (rather badly at the start!)
Wait for Sophie to appear at 2:46 😸
Our pal from Arkansas Mr. Maximillion returns! We see him with a Novation Peak, JoMoX Alpha Base and Moonwind, Deluge by Synthstrom, Novation Impulse, and more. From Charles Whiley via Facebook.
A new video from our friends Charles Whiley and Mr. Maximillion.
“Look Out Noise”
We espy quite a few of the usual suspects, including their Novation Peak, JoMoX Alpha Base, Source Audio Nemesis, and Oberheim Matrix 1000. This time I also notice a JoMoX Moonwind, a T.C. Electronics rackmount effects box, and more. What gear did you notice in the video?
A new video from our friends Mr. Maximillion and Charles Whiley, featuring a beat-based jam with sundry synthesizers.
Between the fast pans and cute shots of our feline friend, we at CatSynth were able to identify the following instruments:
- Novation Peak
- JoMox Alpha Base
- Arturia MatrixBrute
- Novation Super Nova
- Synthstrom Deluge
- Oberheim Matrix 6R
- Erica Synths Acid Box II
What other synths can you find in the video? 😺
Meet Nemo! He is showing off an original Novation Bass Station keyboard synthesizer. Photo submitted by Arthur Schmitt via our Facebook page.
Many readers will be familiar with the popular Bass Station 2. The original Bass Station was released in the early 90s, first in this keyboard form and later in a more popular rack form. (It was the 90s, so we still all had collections of 1U-3U rackmount instruments and signal processors). From Vintage Synth Explorer:
Before the famous Novation Bass Station Rack module came the small and portable Bass Station keyboard! This synthesizer uses digitally synchronized analog oscillators (DCO’s) to reproduce the sounds of a monophonic dual-osc analog synthesizer with simple and intuitive controls via 17 knobs, 10 switches and 2 Moog-style pitch/mod wheels. Think EDP Wasp and ARP Odyssey.
Mr. Maximillion returns, this time with his JoMoX Alpha Base and a Novation Peak synthesizers. Submitted by our friend Charles Whiley via Facebook.
Mr. Maximillion has quite the synth collection, and we always look forward to seeing more of it.
We were wondering what exactly an “Oxford Oscillator” is, as Novation chose to display the term prominently on the panel. From their website:
The implementation of the FPGA opens the doors to a new type of oscillator design for Peak — The New Oxford Oscillator — the design of which stems from the analogue imperative. Peak’s raw waveforms are generated using an architecture designed and realised by Chris Huggett. It employs two waveform-generating techniques: Numerically Controlled Oscillators (NCOs) and wavetables.
The NCOs are used for the traditional subtractive-synthesis waveforms (e.g., saws, squares, pulses, and triangles). The wavetable oscillators can morph between different source tables. The architecture of the oscillators with traditional waveforms reminds me a bit of the Evolver from Dave Smith Instruments. It is quite intriguing, including the fact that it is implemented on an FPGA.
We always love seeing black cats, especially color-coordinated with their musical instruments. Here we see a beautiful black cat posing with a Novation Peak synthesizer.
By Enzo Di Michele from a thread in the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks. Yes, the same thread that featured yesterday’s picture 😺