SUPERBOOTH 2022 Synth Jam



Synthesist Martin Stürtzer shared his live ambient/Berlin School performance from Superbooth 2022.


“After two and a half years of playing (mostly) at home, it was a pleasure to bring my synthesizers on stage at Superbooth 22 in Berlin,” notes Stürtzer. “This live set was built around Ableton Live as MIDI sequencer and audio mixer. All sounds are from the Waldorf Iridium, Waldorf M, Oberheim Xpander, Moog Sub37 and Eurorack Modular.”



Cherry Audio’s Lowdown Bass Synthesizer Plugin



Cherry Audio’s Lowdown bass synth plugin would not bore us, as it has gone to the Moog Taurus


Moog Taurus was a ‘70s pedal bass synth beloved by prog rock outfits such as Genesis and Rush, that you could play with your feet. Now Cherry Audio has used it as the inspiration for Lowdown, a new dual-oscillator synth plugin that is designed to produce similarly booming tones.


Classic Moog pedal synth gets the VST treatment


Lowdown is based on analysis and modelling of the Taurus’s circuits and features an animated foot pedal ‘keyboard’ – you can choose from 14 different styles. In addition, you get more than 40 presets, plus unlimited space to store your own. Additionally, there’s full MIDI and DAW automation support, as well.


The Lowdown Bass Synthesizer is available now for the introductory price of $25 (regular price $39). It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX and standalone formats, and you can download a 30-day demo on the Cherry Audio website.



AJH Synth introduces MiniMod Multi Burst Envelopes



AJH Synth has introduced it’s MiniMod Multi Burst Envelopes, a Eurorack module that generates variable length bursts of repeating envelopes that can change over time, with CV control of all functions.


The BURSTS control selects a “Burst Sequence” of between 1 and 40 individual envelopes. The envelope shape of a burst is chosen with the rotary switch, or it can be varied using an external CV, so that it is even possible to chose a different envelope shape for each individual burst in a sequence.


The width of the envelope – the attack and decay time, is varied with the P-WIDTH control and this can also be CV controlled as a sequence is progressing, so it is possible to vary the envelope speed of each individual envelope burst while a Burst Sequence is running.


The repeat time of individual bursts in a Burst Sequence is set with the LFO Rate control. The LFO rate can be varied with an external CV as a sequence is progressing, so the gap between envelopes can speed up or slow down over time. An external clock can also time the bursts in a burst sequence instead of, or in addition to the internal LFO. Bursts can also be manually incremented with the CLK push button.


Whereas, the SLOPE control allows Bursts to start quietly and build in level to maximum, or they can start at full level and then reduce in level as the Burst Sequence progresses. In the centre position all Bursts are of equal level.


Multi Burst Envelopes User Guide:


MiniMod Multi Burst Envelopes are available now priced at GB Pounds 191.67