Thanks for a Wonderful 2022
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for a great 2022. in addition to releasing a new Helix EP and countless remixes, A23 got to do some more live shows following the pandemic. 2023 is already shaping up to be an exciting year. Stay tuned for more newsand have a happy and healthy 2023!
Assemblage 23 and Helix to Play Resistanz Festival
I'm happy to report that both Assemblage 23 and Helix will be a part of the 2023 edition of the Resistanz Festival in Sheffield, UK on April 7th, 8th, and 9th. This will be Helix's very first European date, so don't miss it!
Free Patches for Arturia SQ80V from Assemblage 23
A couple of months back, I posted on Facebook that I had found a 34+ year old diskette that contained a bunch of synth sounds I made for the Ensoniq SQ-80 synth, the second synth I ever owned. Since Arturia had recently released a VST emulation of that synth that could load sys-ex data from the original, the first thing I did was import all those banks and convert them for use in Arturia SQ80V.
So, in the spirit of giving, I went through and selected the best of the sounds I had made across various banks, and I'm sharing them with you. I decided to include the 40 best sounds I made, since this was the size of a bank on the SQ-80. The sounds are as 16/17 year old me made them in 1988, warts and all. The only alterations I've made is to add basic effects like reverb, since the original synth lacked built-in effects.
Now, I was obviously just a kid when I made these sounds, so manage your expectations, but hopefully you'll find something cool and useful here to inspire your own music. Happy Holidays to you all! Onward to 2023!