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Acoustic & Electronic Instruments, Musicians, News, Tutorials, Videos & Interesting Finds

Daily Roundup 28 Jan 2022: Organelle S, Suiko, Radiohead, Jordan Rudess, Yamaha DX5, Lo-Fi, Yamaha CVP-609…

Organelle S

Critter & Guitari has announced a new member of its Organelle family, the cut down (only in size) Organelle S which is designed to fit more spaces, by cutting out the battery and speaker found on the Organelle M. S for Small, presumably, but not in features.

The Organelle S is for musicians who like what they see and hear in the Organelle M but don’t need the portability of the M‘s battery power and speaker. 

In all other functions, the S is identical to the M. They share same patches, processor, RAM, audio & MIDI connections, keys, knobs, screen, microphone, HDMI output, USB ports, and power adapter.

It’s also cheaper than the M so might be more accessible.

See the intro video here:

Read the Organelle S intro blog post.

Suiko ST-50 Koto Synthesizer

How Does it Sound?… Worth the Hype?

The Synths of Radiohead’s Kid A

Kid A is one of the most influential albums in contemporary music, by one of our favorite bands. As a hard left turn from their guitar-driven rock sound, Kid A explored ethereal and ambient synthesizers in a way that polarized fans and changed the trajectory of their music. Take a listen to Zach’s rundown of their gear used.

Jordan Rudess plays the Triptych modern virtual synthesizer from Syntronik 2

Watch Jordan Rudess plays one of the classic synths of Syntronik 2 – the Triptych. The Triptych is based on the warm sounds of the classic Korg Trident with its separate synth, string and brass sections. The Trident was basically a 2-oscillator Korg Polysix combined with a convincing string machine with dedicated ensemble chorus and a paraphonic brass synth. It is a beast of a synth capable of a wide range of classic analog synth and stringer sounds.

YAMAHA DX5 – Ambient Pad w/ Eventide FX | Synth Demo

Yamaha DX5 synthesizer ambient pads and ethereal soundscape, using Eventide Timefactor delay and Space reverb effects pedals. This Yamaha DX5 ambient music features portamento, vibrato and both short and long attack envelopes.

The Yamaha DX5 is a 76-key vintage FM synthesizer and when paired with effects can create some nice soundscapes. Hope you enjoy the music and Yamaha DX5 synth demo.

Soma Laboratory Rumble Of Ancient Times – First Look (Tutorial, Demo & Jam)

The tiny noise synth is as simple in design as can be, but don’t let that fool you. What appears as a simple compact 8-bit synth can summon sounds far deeper than you might expect…

LO-FI Hip-Hop Beats || SP-404 | MPC | Maschine | Elektron

These tracks were made mostly on the SP-404, some on the MPC 1000, MPC Live, Maschine Plus, and OP-1.

Soulful Synths MPC Expansion Previews

A Realized Dream of Digital Synthesis

Yamaha CVP609-PM Digital Piano | Used

Here we have Andrew from Rimmers Music Southport Demonstrating the Yamaha Cvp 609PM Digital Piano Used.

The Cvp 609pm was the top of the range of the Yamaha 6 series of Cvp pianos. This piano has everything! The weighted action is the NW (natural wood) white keys with synthic Ivory keys tops. There are over 1140 voices including Yamaha’s acclaimed Super articulation voices, Mega voices, sweet voices, Natural voices, Live voices and Organ Flutes.

There are 566 preset styles each with 4 One Touch Settings, making you sound great very easily. There is an 8½ inch TFT touch screen to help you navigate around the piano with many functions. There is a Music Finder with 2500 music settings. You can learn to play by “Following the Lights” with the music on screen and you can even plug in a microphone to sing along to Karaoke. There is a USB Audio recorder, USB to device x 2 and you can use the piano with Yamaha’s Apps.