Copyright to each post is owned respectively by the author and issueing website.
all music feeds | all tech feeds
LWE’s Curator’s Cuts podcast series features our staff mixing together recent favorites and providing explanations for their selections. LWE staff writer Steve Kerr compiled Curator’s Cuts 35. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes it as part of the podcast.
Curator’s Cuts 35: Steve Kerr (76:32)
Moog seems to have something special planned for Moogfest – na klar!
“Werkstatt” looks to be a kit synth the company has prepared for the event in Asheville, North Carolina later this week. As Synthtopia observes, the photo was revealed on the Instagram feed for the event – and appears to coincide with a three-hour assembly workshop with the engineers.
“Werkstatt” means “workshop” in German, so the kit function is obvious.
Looking at the picture, a whole lot is clear. The architecture is a single-oscillator monosynth, switchable between saw waves and PWM. Both the filter and oscillator mod can be set to either an independent LFO or the envelope. (I really like that interface, actually. Note the dedicated controls for each.) Attack / Decay / sustain switch controls the envelope (hmmm, always a tasteful choice). A bit like the Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano, there are small triggers buttons for pitch in case you don’t have a keyboard handy. And there are small knobs, resembling the KORG monotrons – looking at that and the screws, and this appears to be an ultra-compact instrument.
The most interesting feature is doubtless the analog patch bay along the right-hand side of the unit, implemented as a simple header strip. This should suggest semi-modular capabilities by patching with jumper wires. A prototype shot shows those jumpers in action and a 1/4″ jack plug for audio coming out the back.
The big question, apart from whether there’s also MIDI onboard or this is intended as a standalone unit, is whether Moog intends to offer this to a wider audience, or it’s just a special one-off experiment for Moogfest. It sure looks nice, so I imagine a lot of folks will have their fingers crossed for a bigger release. We’ll find out.
That German name is doubly interesting, though, as there’s been widespread speculation that Moog might get into Eurorack – the format developed in Germany by Dieter Doepfer and pioneered initially by European builders. At the very least, there’s some Germany envy going on. Fortunately, no envy is needed here; I’ll be representing CDM in Asheville, and will get a chance to sit down with Chief Engineer Cyril Lance, so I expect all will be revealed. I’m thrilled to get to look at this and have even more than usual subject matter for chatting with Cyril. Can’t wait.
PS – the Moogfest Instagram feed is full of awesome:
The post Moog’s Werkstatt for Moogfest is a Patchable Monosynth, Leaked in Image appeared first on Create Digital Music.
The next installment in KingStreet's' esteemed "House Legends" series looks at a producer who has been in the business for more than twenty-five years, has remixed many top artists, formed a highly successful production and remix team with Frankie Knuckles (rip) known as Directors Cut, released under aliases such as K-Scope, is a renowned studio musician - beyond the shadow of a doubt we talk about Eric Kupper. KingStreet pays homage to his works with this paramount twenty track collection which features remixes he has done for the label (think of Studio Apartment featuring Stephanie Cooke, Ananda Project featuring Heather Johnson & Terrance Downs, Jamico featuring Jackie Cohen and Urban Soul), selected cuts from his celebrated album "Electrikiss" and some of the beloved Directors Cut remixes (DJ Vivona featuring Joi Cardwell, Namy & Kathy Brown). A truly outstanding collection of timeless gems from this legendary producer...
Pick of the Week: Sipho Ngubane featuring Darian Crouse "I'm yours" (New Generation Records CD Promo)
Larger-than-life New Generation Records are back on Spirit of House with the phenomenal "I'm yours" by South African producer Sipho Ngubane (co-founder of Room 806) which features none other than Darian Crouse on vocals. To cut a long story short, "I'm your's" is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine thanks to the masterly composition of heavenly keys and chords, Darian Crouse's unrivaled deeply rooted vocals and the smoothly thumpin' yet captivating funk drenched backing. Beside the original version, the release features stellar remixes by Casanova, Khaye, Sacred Soul, Deepconsoul and Philani Zuma all adding their magical touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.
In the Spotlight: Peppe Citarella featuring Walter Ricci "Golden lady" (Kenny Carpenter Remixes)(Tony Records CD Promo)
In October of last year, we were celebrating the phenomenal contemporary take of Stevie Wonder's timeless classic "Golden lady" (taken from his 1973 album "Innervisions") by Italian producer Peppe Citarella and up and rising Italian singer Walter Ricci, now Tony Records grace us with brand new remixes by legendary New York DJ/producer Kenny Carpenter. These glamorous re-imaginations combine the inimitable soaring vocals and scats of Walter Ricci with sweet live flute, entrancing strings, sublime keys and marvelous harmonica, all perfectly arranged over gentle yet thrilling rhythms. By no means to be missed...
Enjoy this weeks Easter update full of the latest in soulful house music...