more from NAMM - Eowave KOMA

another monosynth bassline monster… this one with a sequencer :)

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yours truly, the synthosaur

KOMA is an analogue bassline inspired by classical synths from the 1980s. It offers the possibility to mix 4 different waveforms (saw, square, sub, noise). The 24 dB low-pass filter is also inspired from classical filters from the 80s. 
To this particular sound of the 80s, we added a touch of modernity with modern controls and parameters saving features. The 16 steps sequencer has 4 rows: 1 for the notes and 3 freely assignable to a parameter of your choice that enables to create living sequences with sonorities like Vince Clark or Yann Hammer. 

Oscillator section
- analogue VCO with square saw sub (sub can be 1 or 2 octaves below the master freq), noise. 
- VCO can be modulated by LFO and PW
- Variable glide
- mixer to mix the 4 waveforms

Filter section
Full analogue VCO, filter, VCA.
- external audio with a trimmer to feed the filter
- 24dB low pass filter roland style for a classical 80s sound
- filter can be modulated by env2, KB, lfo. 

VCA section
- Vca is affected to env1
- 2 envelopes ADSR modulate respectively the amplitude and the filter. 
Attack goes from 2ms to 10s. 

LFO section
- LFO with 8 waveforms (triangle, ramp up, ramp down, square, random, digital noise, staircase up, staircase down)

Connections
audio in
audio out
MIDI in
Usb (for software update and MIDI in&out)

Sequencer
- 16 steps sequencer with LED
- 4 rows: 1 row controls gates and notes. 

EoWave - Domino, what a beauty!

Isn’t this beautiful? rrooarr !!

.:.:DOMINO.::: is a discrete analogue synthesizer with a VCO in the tradition of MS20 and TB303. The VCO, filter & VCA are transistor made. This transistor architecture gives .:.:DOMINO.::: a unique raw sound. Rich and raw at the same time, no need of external effects to give life to the sound. The VCO offers a mix between sawtooth and square. Pulsewidth can be modulated by the LFO. The filter is a low-pass 24dB resonant filter. The analogue envelope range is from 1ms to 10s with attack, decay, sustain/release.The LFO has 8 different waveforms. On waveform 8, the modulation wheel can replace the LFO. MIDI CC 8 to 16 can transform the LFO in a sequencer to modulate pitch, pulsewidth, filter cutoff. The VCA can be modulated by a gate or by an envelope. In the legato mode, playing notes will generate glide between two notes. The glide time can be edited via MIDI CC. Additional features like a 8 steps sequencer, an arpeggiator and an accent recognition capability turns the Domino into a powerful tool.


Technical specifications

- 1 analogue oscillator from saw to square with tune and mix
- LFO modulation
- Pulsewidth modulation
- 24dB resonant filter
- Envelope modulation and LFO modulation of the filter
- LFO with Speed and Type parameters
- LFO syncable to MIDI clock
- Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain
- Analogue VCA
- Env/gate switch
-8 steps sequencer
- Arpeggiator
- Easy to use.
- Direct access to all parameters.

Connections
MIDI in
Audio out
Ext power supply
Audio in
Size : 18,5 x 12 x 5,5 cm

For its 26th release, Da ! Heard It Records invites you to come meet The Fat, with their first album: “Meat Me”.

The Fat, a band based in the north of Paris, consists of two pillars: Jacques de Candé and Thomas Suire. Louis Pontvianne and Romain Drogoul join the two comrades live. One year after their first stage performance at Instants Chavirés, aside pioneers of Russian industrial music Vetrophonia, their first album, Meat Me, comes out.

The band aims to let the synths speak. Their qualities, their flaws, the damage they’ve suffered overtime are as utilized in the conception of the pieces as are lengthy improvisation sessions.

A festival of Moog, DSI, Roland, Aelita, Jomox, Oberheim, Eowave… The use of exclusively analog machines kindles a usually cold sound into a latent dampness. The construction of the pieces from a bass line, blurry yet well-framed, thanks to a crispy solid rhythm reminiscent of Oto, accentuates our indecision between choppy gesticulations and petrified emotion.

At the beginning of the album, a languorous beat skews all pulse of excitement and favors a listening focused on all of the subtleties in the variations of sonorous matters. When the rhythm accelerates later on, a tribal dialog settles in, where the roundness of the exchanges between melodies and the rhythm box’s primary pulses tangle in despair, as if bliss only ever belonged to the past. A few infecticidian gimmicks erupt on certain tracks, and our bodies appropriate this music in a measured gestural.

Now, it is your turn to appreciate and have your emotions ascend. Shh!… Listen, there…
That little repetitive sound, in the background, in a psychotic spiral, where is it taking us to ? Are we not heading towards Forbidden Planet?

To create the visuals on the sleeve, the band called on Pia-Mélissa Laroche, a graphic illustrator that cherishes lead. Pia’s universe is a mixture of anatomical imagery and geometric volumes where spheres, cubes, and organic cells intertwine. We lose ourselves, like children, in this very personal interpretation of an infinitely small world.

Release planned for September 30, 2014 on http://www.daheardit-records.net

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