Synthesizer

Check out this great write up on Groundsounds.com for our upcoming single “Wait Now”, which will be released tomorrow! 


“San Francisco based foursome In Letter Form, have created a rare sound that makes you want to revisit classic artists like The Cure, Joy Division and Bauhaus.

Lyrically, the songs of In Letter Form deal with some of the harder truths: loss of control, loss of love, loss of innocence, loss of relationships, family members, and so on. Personal loss colors the band’s music, not only since inception, but even to the point of this writing, as vocalist, Eric Miranda’s best friend passed shortly after working on the band’s forthcoming “Wait Now” video.

“There’s something intrinsically contradictory in the word combination ‘wait now’ and this duality was very much present in my friend,” Miranda explains.  “Wait Now” will appear on a new In Letter Form album currently in production.”

Full Article: http://groundsounds.com/2015/03/30/premiere-letter-form-wait-now/

And a special shout out to indieglobe YouTube channel for the support! Much love! 

Photographer: Rachel Escoto ( pixelinaphotography )

Dave Smith / Sequential Prophet 6 analog polyphonic synthesizer (Pre-order)

Pre-order your Sequential Prophet 6 today, and ensure you are one of the first to get it! 

Vintage with a Modern Twist

The Prophet-6 is Dave Smith’s tribute to the poly synth that started it all—the Sequential Prophet-5. But it’s not simply a reissue of a classic. Rather, as Dave puts it, “It’s the result of our effort to build the most awesome-sounding, modern analog poly synth possible.” The Prophet-6 takes the best qualities of the original Prophet-5—true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers—and adds enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. The result is pure, unadulterated analog tone with the stability and reliability of a state-of-the-art modern synth.

Classic Tone, Classic Vibe

Central to the warm, punchy sound of the Prophet-6 are its two newly-designed, discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) per voice. Continuously variable waveshapes provide the tonal palette with triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waves. There are two discrete filters per voice—a four-pole, resonant, low-pass inspired by the original Prophet-5 filter, and a two-pole, resonant, high-pass filter. Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path.

Dual Effects

The dual effects section provides studio-quality reverbs, delays (standard and BBD), chorus and phase shifter. While the effects themselves are digital, with 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution, a true bypass maintains a full analog signal path. There’s also an independent stereo distortion effect, which is 100% analog.

Poly Mod and Poly Step Sequencing

Also present from its classic predecessor is a Poly Mod section, with enhancements. True to the original, modulation sources are filter envelope and oscillator 2 (both with bi-polar control). Destinations include oscillator 1 frequency, oscillator 1 shape, oscillator 1 pulse width, low-pass filter cutoff, and high-pass filter cutoff. Another welcome reprise is Unison mode, which features configurable voice count (1-6 voices) and key modes. The polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. You can create sequences polyphonically, with rests, and sync to an external MIDI clock. The full-featured arpeggiator can be synced to external MIDI clock as well.

Easy to Program

The knob-per-function front panel offers instant access to virtually all Prophet-6 functions. Included are 500 permanent factory programs in 10 banks of 100 programs. In addition to these, you can create and save up to 500 user programs of your own. Toggling off the Preset button enables live panel mode, in which the sound of the Prophet-6 switches to the current settings of its knobs and switches. In this state, what you see is what you hear.

Easy to Play

All of this awe-inspiring sound is packed into a four octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch that’s an ideal combination portability and power for the project studio or the gigging musician.

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And they ask me: “Aren’t you lonely? Girls your age get engaged and settle down.” 


And I tell them I’m too busy doing me and wearing my crown


All the men that I met had a problem with my head, they liked its look on the outside, but not what’s on the inside

Guess what- another pop-py feminist song with a synthie touch :) Give it a listen and share if you like it!

Described by the press as “alien” and like “a fox let loose in a chicken shack,” the sounds of the Moog synthesizer filled MoMA’s Sculpture Garden during the final event of the 1969 Jazz in the Garden concert series.  

[View of the concert performed by Robert Moog and the Moog Synthesizer, part of the Jazz in the Garden series, The Museum of Modern Art, August 28, 1969. Photographer: Peter Moore. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York]