Shut Up & Play: The Moog Rogue Factory Patches

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This video, via Paolo Di Nicolantonio of SynthMania, offers an audio demo of the original factory patches for the Moog Rogue synthesizer.

The Moog Rogue – from 1981 – is a stripped-down synth design, offering limited sound design options compared to earlier synths, like the Minimoog. But, as the video demonstrates, within its range it is capable of some great analog sounds.


00:00? The Moog Rogue
00:30? That Moog Sound (Minimoog sound)
01:03? Electric Guitar (Minimoog sound)
01:28? Electric Piano
01:53? Harpsichord
02:14? The Good Sound
02:50? Bass I (Acoustic)
03:13? Bass II (Rogue PowerBass)
03:47? Bass III – Tuba (Prodigy sound)
04:16? Frankenfunk (Prodigy sound)
04:58? Tympani (sic)
05:34? Violin
06:24? Bassoon
06:54? Flute
07:51? Steel Drums (“Lead Pan”)
08:20? Warp Two
09:36? Thunder (Minimoog sound)
10:17? Interfacing For Polyphonic Filter Effects (Poly Sample-And-Hold) (with Memorymoog)
11:32? Interfacing For Polyphonic Filter Effects (Tremolo) (with Memorymoog)

Sinevibes Updates Albedo Granular Reverb For Korg Multi-Engine

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Sinevibes has released a free update for Albedo, their granular cloud reverb for Korg synthesizers.

The update adds reverse grain playback mode, increased grain size adjustment range and more.

Albedo is a granular cloud reverb plugin for the Korg prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1. It continuously records audio into a buffer, and at the same time plays multiple looping snippets from it – with each such snippet or “grain” having its own randomized size and position.

Together with feedback and additional stereo widening, this creates a lush “cloud of sound” reverb effect.

The algorithm also features a “freeze” mode: it can stop overwriting the buffer and play the granular cloud indefinitely, making it possible to layer any other sounds on top of it.

Pricing and Availability

Albedo is available now for $19 USD. The update is free to existing owners.

Sequential Prophet-6, OB-6 Updated With MPE, Vintage Mode

Sequential has released a free OS update for the Prophet-6 and the OB-6 that adds MPE support, ‘vintage mode’ and more.

The company says that the updates ‘significantly enhance the expressivity of both instruments’.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Support for MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression). This lets the Prophet-6 and OB-6 respond to MPE-driven controllers, including the LinnStrument, Expressive E Osmose, Roli Seaboard series and others.
  • Prophet-5 Rev 4-style “vintage” mode. This gives the Prophet-6 and OB-6 a ‘looser, more organic sound’ that emulates the behavior of vintage synthesizers, where the behavior of individual oscillators, filters, and envelopes vary from voice to voice.
  • Improved aftertouch curves for enhanced expressiveness, when using the Prophet-6 and OB-6’s own keyboard.

See the Sequential site for details.

Amnesia Ibiza announces closing party for summer 2021 season

The club plans to announce its season of parties in reverse order

Eoin Murray

Friday, February 26, 2021 – 17:12

Ibiza club Amnesia has announced its closing party for the 2021 season, set to take place on 23rd October. 

The announcement comes just days after Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said the country plans to incorporate vaccine passports into its safe travel protocol, which may allow tourists to travel to the country and its surrounding islands this summer. These developments, plus news of clubs potentially reopening in June and COVID-19 restrictions being gradually eased in the UK and Europe, have stirred a sense of optimism for those looking for music events and festivals this summer. 

Amnesia is the first Ibiza superclub to confirm that it plans to host events this year, and has opted to announce its season of parties in reverse order as a precautionary measure. The club said in an official announcement that it is “presenting the end but leaving the start open”. 

No further details have been shared about the closing event, but Amnesia has stated that it will feature “all the world renowned superstars you would expect” and that it will go on for 24 hours. 

The club has also stated that capacity for all events will be significantly reduced this year, and encourages those who wish to go to purchase Early Bird tickets

Ferry Corsten shares new track, ‘High On You’: Listen

The trance legend takes a breakbeat turn on the new single featuring vocalist Maria Marcus

DJ Mag Staff

Friday, February 26, 2021 – 14:43

Ferry Corsten has shared a new single, ‘High On You’, featuring vocalist Maria Marcus. 

The track finds the trance legend trying his hand at a melodic breakbeat atmosphere. Check it out below. 

Speaking about the single, Corsten said: “I’m very excited about this release because it is way out of my comfort zone. I’ve always been a big fan of the mid ‘90s UK breaks sound. Combining that with the beauty of orchestral instruments is a very fresh take on music for me. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Maria on this song. The way she builds the track towards the end with all the various harmonies and layers is just incredible.”

It marks Corsten’s first new music of 2021, and follows the release of his ambient album, ‘As Above So Below’, from last year. In December, Corsten also teased that there could be new Gouryella music on the way soon, so keep your eyes and ears open for that. 

deadmau5 tapped for Rock ‘N’ Relief benefit concert

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The two-day Rock ‘N’ Relief virtual concert in support of the Community Organized Relief Effort’s (CORE’s) COVID-19 vaccination program will feature a performance from none other than deadmau5. Though dates for the digital fundraiser have yet to be announced, the event, curated by Linda Perry, will broadcast live from Amazon Music‘s Twitch channel and will directly aid CORE’s efforts to vaccinate residents in some of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable neighborhoods.

Aloe Blacc, Foo Fighters, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, K.Flay, and James Blunt are among the wave of artists who will also appear at Rock ‘N’ Relief. More details are awaited on the specifics of Rock ‘N’ Relief and will be available soon.

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Insomniac entrusts Kaivon and Nevve with Lost In Dreams opening duties—stream ‘Whole Life’

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On February 23, Insomniac unveiled Lost In Dreams, a new label that will not only translate to an in-person festival, but also “open up a new world of future bass, melodic dubstep, and vocal-driven dance music.” Just three days later, Insomniac is prying open this “new world” with Lost In Dreams’ inaugural original.

After rapidly rising up the bass ranks in recent years with fan favorites such as “First Breath,” which notably soundtracked a 2020 Starbucks commercial, Kaivon can now add Lost In Dreams history-maker to his growing list of sonic distinctions. On the label’s installing tune “Whole Life,” Kaivon taps into the high-voltage future bass and melodic trap intermixture that has consistently turned heads in his direction. A Nevve-supplied topline amplifies the arresting power of “Whole Life,” marking Lost In Dreams’ impactful start.

Featured image: Kaivon/Instagram

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A collaborative trifecta: Joel Corry, David Guetta, and RAYE convene for ‘Bed’

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After David Guetta took on Joel Corry and MNEK‘s inescapable “Head & Heart” for a remix that would be issued under his Jack Back alias in August of 2020, the need for a Guetta/Corry team up became increasingly apparent. Now, listeners are getting just that with “BED,” a single that invites RAYE, one of Guetta’s serial collaborators, to join in. “Bed” is notably Guetta’s fourth collaborative project with the British-Swiss singer- songwriter; the pair has previously worked together on “Stay (Don’t Go Away)” and “Make It To Heaven” with MORTEN.

“Bed” continues the hot streak that Corry set in 2020. The former British TV reality star then broke the record for the most Shazamed song in a single day in the UK with his 2019 single “Sorry” featuring Hayley May, while “Head & Heart” became a certified platinum hit. “Bed” can be streamed below.

Featured image: Joel Corry/Facebook

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First Look: ANTDUAN teases visual for trance deep house feeler ‘Rain Drops’ featuring Alexandra Badoi

First Look: ANTDUAN teases visual for trance deep house feeler ‘Rain Drops’ featuring Alexandra BadoiANTDUAN Aleandra Badoi

After initially releasing “Rain Drops” featuring Romanian vocalist Alexandra Badoi in June of 2020, on March 12, Israeli producer Antduan will debut the single’s music video. The upcoming visual can be pre-saved here.

Antduan told Dancing Astronaut of the release,

“I used to love those tunes from the early 2000’s trance scene and I feel that my song is in the same vibe as those old songs, but with modern instruments. For me, having emotions and soul in my music is the most important thing and I am always trying to add them. I produced the instrumental version of ‘Rain Drops’ in the first lockdown time and it was one of my first tracks that had a really good reaction. Afterward, I was looking for a vocalist similar to the songs of Tiësto and Paul Oakenfold from early 2000, and I found Alexandra. She had the perfect voice and it comes out exactly the way that I imagined it would.”

Badoi is best known for her feature on Armin van Buuren‘s “Cosmos,” released under his Rising Star alias. Through a mist of trance plucks and brooding ambiance, Badoi’s voice creates a serene harmony that leads into a field of brooding brass, trance melodies, and deep house allure.

Get a preview of the “Rain Drops” visual below, ahead of its March 12 due date.

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Jiqui’s ‘Alchemy’ EP induces dubstep chaos

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If you’re still unfamiliar with the name Jiqui, take our word for it, now is the time to get acquainted. The up-and-coming bass music talent has already gained the coveted attention of big-name acts such Subtronics, NGHTMRE, Slander, while securing releases on Subtronics’ Cyclops Recordings in addition to Never Say Die Black Label and Disciple Round Table. With an already impressive resume, Jiqui is further bolstering his discography with the release of four relentless bass tunes, corralled under the Alchemist banner.

Jiqui’s Alchemist EP, released via Never Say Die Black Label, features some of his most innovative sound design to date. The first break of “Juicez,” for instance, features a bright, bubbly synth and erratic pauses that create a unique flow before moving into a classic headbanger-optimized second break sure to destroy dance floors. Another standout track on the EP, “Close To U” opens its drops with a funky stab pattern before giving way to a massive dubstep section. A lingering high-pitched synth coasts in the background as bone-crushing sound design repeatedly hits the listener. Jiqui’s latest EP is a testament to the producer’s bass-centered expertise, and you can experience it in four-track form below.

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