Eight minutes of ballerina-like pure analogue synths, gentle soundwaves lapping over the tape echo. Equipment used: Roland Space Echo, Roland Jupiter 6, ARP Odyssey and the Akai S612 vintage sampler. No MIDI.
It’s based on our iPad app of the same name, but has been updated and is available for your browser. It’s still in beta and uses experimental HTML5 code so it won’t work on all browsers, but I can confirm it does work on Chrome and Safari 6, possibly Firefox. Other browsers such as IE and Mobile Safari (ipad) may be missing features such as music.
Brand new High Skies remix of the classic Fury Phreaks track, Soothe (feat Terra Deva and Charles Webster)
Only ARP Odyssey, voice and Roland Space Echo.
The video is an animation of all the frequency dynamics in the music, the colours being the intensities of the frequencies. It’s available in 4k resolution if you view in full screen (set your eyes to retina).
Create gorgeous wallpapers with the swish of a finger.
Original music and sound by Mat Jarvis (High Skies)
All music and sound was performed on Jupiter 6 and ARP Odyssey, and features a brand new High Skies track. Compatible with all iPads, iOS v4.0 or later.
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Some sample images you can create with Silk…
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Special offer: All orders of our Gas 0095 album on CD or Flac24 come with a free Minimoog model (Microscopics micro model Minimoog?). The 1/8th scale model ispainstakingly modelled on the classic Minimoog analogue synthesizer (204D model), probably the best known and most loved of all synthesizers. It’s printed at 600dpi on 350gsm matt-laminated card, die cut and hand scored, it’s modelled at 1:8 scale, and measures 100 x 60 x 40mm, perfect for your studio desk. Order now…
Microscopics Moog 1:8 scale model, front.
The Minimoog, which often tops polls of the best and most loved synthesizer of all time, was first released in 1970 by Moog Music Inc. It was the first to filter the essential modules from the huge room-filling modulars into a portable and affordable instrument. It distilled the complex modular pathways in to a simple VCO>VCF>ENV+LFO path, easy to understand and is still the standard layout today.
“It took the synthesizer from the studio and into the concert hall” David Borden.
“absolutely changed the face of music” Rick Wakeman,
The Minimoog comes free with all orders of Gas 0095 on CD or Flac24; and both versions also includes the full 320k mp3 version as an instant download (including booklet and extra goodies), and free shipping.
One that was tricky for some was the synthesizer on top the the Rhodes Piano with the touch membrane interface. It was of course the Roland Alpha Juno (2), but I can see why some people thought it was the DX7.
Another common guess was the Kawai SX-150. I don’t even know if that exists (SX240?), but the keyboard above the Juno 106 next to the computer monitor was the ARP Quartet, string synthesizer.
It’s a good idea to replace it every ten years to keep your patch data safe.
It’s worth noting that you have to open an account with Farnell, otherwise there is a £20 minimum order and the battery only costs about £2. An account also gives you free shipping and next day delivery.