Some interesting things I found recently:
Engadget reports on an animated gif which holds a collection of 88 Roland synths:
You know how much we love our vintage MIDI gear, and apparently our friend Ronny from Das Kraftfuttermischwerk is every bit as big a fan as we are. To that end, he's taken Music Radar's recent guide to all-things Roland and turned it into an awesome (and headache-inducing) animated GIF.
Apparently the collection lacks the TR and TB series instruments, otherwise everything the company has produced between 1973 and 2010 should be there.
Check the Das Kraftfuttermischwerk site for the animated gif and a large image with all synths included.
gnome at dubstepforum.com writes:
A small sample pack of The Kitten by Octave. This was recorded and compiled by me. I would like to do some more packs with this synth. So please let me know what you think of this curent pack and how it can be improved.
New skin for u-he's freeware Triple Cheese software synthesizer.
Download Triple Cheese for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) from u-he
Synthtopia has a round-up of the 72 hacks fro mthe Music Hack Day NYC, held this weekend in New York, NY.
The events are an opportunity for music geeks to get together and create new hacks, combining music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web.
The MC-20 Controller. Special build for iMS-20 APP from Korg, to use with the iPad.
With iPad Slot to keep the iPad inside the case, and remove it, when ever you want, without opening the case.
More free samples from Tom Shear:
Today's free samples are various sounds made with a washer & dryer. I slammed lids, dropped coins on it, twisted the knobs, removed the lint trap, and a bunch of other stuff to provide a bunch of metallic percussion sounds or just good fodder for sample manipulation. 8 24-bit, stereo WAVs weighing in at 3.3 MB.
… and some more free samples from Dan303
# Microkorg and Monotron Basslines
Here's some new samples for all of you music production lovers out there.
It's just a small pack this time but I hope you'll find them usefull.
This pack contains: 10 basslines made by running the Microkorg through the filter on the Korg Monotron. There's a little bit of background noise from the Monotron filter but a little bit of grit never hurt anyone.
MPC users rejoice with this lovely poster by Hip Hop Makers.
Live demo of one of my songs.
Bassline is played by an good old C64 equipped with Cynthcart.
Tune is called "we ain't finished yet" and has been featured on DEAD PIXELS long play.
In 2009 I began experimenting with SID chiptune (built-in sound generator chip of Commodore 64), and Cynthcart to create a blend of original 8bit sound from the 80's and Rock music.
More info at SH Music