We're super excited to announce Big City Music will be carrying products from Division 6. This includes the Midify boards and the brand new Filtare eurorack module. The Midify boards allow you to add midi control to just about anything. The new Filtare SEIII is a beautiful sounding multimode filter based on the SSM2040 from the famed Prophet 5(revs 1 and 2). Modules should be available soon. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
We're running the Elektron Machinedrum into the right side and the KCP Utopia Synth into the left. This video demonstrates the Biscuit's super-fun step filter function. The Biscuit is synced via MIDI clock to the Machinedrum and we're inputting various filter cutoff values for different steps. Analog filter sequencing is fun. And it's an awesome sounding multimode filter too! You can also change the subdivision of the sequence and if the sequence should run forward, back and forth or randomly. We'll showcase the 8-bit pitch shifter, wave shaper and delay functions on the next Biscuit video;)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
This is the new and incredible sounding Metasonix r54 Supermodule vacuum tube oscillator and filter. This is a very simple patch just to give you and idea of the tones. The Analogue Solutions Oberkorn III is sequencing our pitch and gate control voltages. The Malekko/Wiard Envelator is our envelope generator and it's controlling the Metasonix r51 VCA. All tube modular sounds! More videos soon, including processing audio through the r54's filter and crazy FM and gnarly Metasonix tones. Available now.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Octatrack is designed to revolutionize the concept of sampling. Recording sounds is a breeze thanks to the intuitive user interface, but the fun really starts once the samples are inside the machine. Loops are now completely elastic. Cut up and rearrange them in real time. They will always stay in sync no matter if they are pitch shifted or if the tempo of the sequencer is changed. Single sounds can be molded into any shape or form. The static nature of samples is finally a thing of the past.
The Compact Flash card allows for huge amounts of samples to be constantly accessible. The USB port is ideal when transfering sample libraries between your computer and the Octatrack. The optical fader can be assigned to any of the parameters, adding a wealth of live control possibilities.
8 stereo tracks | 4 audio inputs | 4 audio outputs | Separate Headphone Output | USB 2.0 port | Compact Flash Card Reader | Optical Fader | Improved Elektron Sequencer | Realtime pitch shift and time stretch | Real Time Sampling | 2 Effect blocks per trackAND......
The +Drive gives a significant boost to the Machinedrum and Monomachine storage capabilities. Everything is basically multiplied with a factor of 128. Thousands of patterns, sounds and songs can be stored internally and more or less instantly recalled. The Machinedrum SPS1-UW+ MKII can now host over 6000 samples. The Monomachine SFX-60+ MKII can be loaded with more than 8000 user waveforms.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Big City Music is happy to offer the intriguing line of pedals from Source Audio. Their Multiwave distortion series offers a unique digital alternative to analog distortion pedals. We're also really excited about the possibilities of the Hot Hand wireless controller. The motion sensor is actually a ring you wear on your finger. The motion of your hand can control different parameters. You can control the sweep of the Hot Hand Wah pedal or use the MIDI-EXP pedal to send wireless midi info to your favorite synth or software. Awesome!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
This is definitely one of the finest synthesizers available. The CODE has exceptional clarity and presence as well as plenty of tight bottom. Expand the stock Moog and Oberheim filters with optional 2600 and CS-80 filters. Awesome.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This fantastic Mellotron documentary by Dianna Dilworth follows the Mellotron from it's early beginnings as the Chamberlin up to it's present incarnation the Mk VI. There are lots of cool performances, great animation, some interesting info on Mellotron users and a list of songs that have featured the Mellotron. Check it out!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Here is the latest from Metasonix, the all new D-1000 vacuum tube drum machine. It is the first all tube drum machine since the Wurlitzer Sideman was introduced 51 years ago (holy flaming tubes - that's 1959 folks).
This all tube overdrive sounds amazing - warm and grindy when cranked.