Sunday, November 23

Peter Dyer plays thru the Strymon Big Sky

I've been looking for a hardware reverb device for a few weeks and came across this fantastic video from earlier this year of Peter Dyer playing various keys thru the lush sounding Strymon Big Sky Reverberator pedal:

"Last week Peter Dyer (keyboardist for Aloe Blacc and Avicii) stopped by the Strymon shop and recorded several BigSky Reverberator / synth audio clips with us. He brought along some very cool synths to use alongside BigSky. Thanks Peter for hanging out with us for the day. :)"

Table of Contents:

00:14 -- Reflections -- Dave Smith Prophet 12

00:42 -- Bloom -- Dave Smith Prophet 12

01:11 -- Nonlinear -- Nord Stage 2

01:37 -- Reflections -- Nord Stage 2

02:06 -- Cloud -- Dave Smith Prophet 12

02:41 -- Magneto -- Dave Smith Prophet 12

03:27 -- Cloud -- Dave Smith Prophet 12

04:18 -- Spring -- Nord Stage 2

04:40 -- Bloom -- Nord Stage 2

05:10 -- Chorale -- Korg Volca Keys

06:08 -- Shimmer -- Korg Volca Keys

06:53 -- Hall -- Arturia Microbrute

07:44 -- Plate -- Arturia Microbrute

08:24 -- Cloud -- Therevox ET 4.3

09:14 -- Shimmer -- Therevox ET 4.3

09:46 -- Shimmer -- Nord Stage 2

10:24 -- Hall -- Nord Stage 2

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Friday, October 24

Epic Long Arm Boiler Room Set!

Project Mooncicle's Long Arm throwing it down live in St. Petersburg Russia with Ruslan Gadzhimuradov for Boiler Room:


Wednesday, October 22

Rob Papen Quad RE!

Rob Papen has a new RE coming soon to the Prop Shop and it's a beauty! Dubbed QUAD, this new synth features some deep modulation possibilities, cross modulation of the oscillators and two big old X / Y pads to get crazy with... Which of course are assignable! Check it:

"QUAD is the first Rack Extension synthesizer built from the ground up for Reason by the Rob Papen team. It features two oscillators with a seemingly simple arsenal of classic waveforms. The sonic palette is huge though, through the vast modulation possibilities that QUAD has to offer.

The oscillators can be combined through many cross modulation functions – generating a wide range of harmonics. The next steps in the sound sculpting are the Phase Distortion and Wave Shaper. These tools are brought to life by four XY-Pads, which can be moved through an extensive modulation matrix. The movements can be recorded as automation directly into Reason’s sequencer.

QUAD’s oscillators are complemented by two top notch analogue modelled filters, an arpeggiator and two high quality effects processors.

Welcome to the new refreshing synthesizer QUAD – only in Reason!"



Sunday, October 12

Stewart Copeland's Fairlight CMI Series III for Sale!


Techno Empire is selling Stewart Copeland's Fairlight CMI Series III System on eBay for $11,999 USD! This system was made famous in Copeland's post Police work The Rhythmatist and can be heard all over the original The Equalizer series theme. Check it:


And here's an interview done shortly after Stewart's trip to Africa for The Rhythmatist:


Equalizer intro courtesy of maadmaestro and Universal Studios.

Mr. Rhythmatist video courtesy of Michael McFly.