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“Lantern FM,” a collection of sounds crafted from a damaged modular unit featuring the Blue Lantern FM Joystick. Prepare for a nostalgic trip back to the 80s synth era, where unexpected glitches, sonic artifacts, and otherworldly textures await your creative exploration.

At the heart of this collection lies a vintage modular unit, intentionally modified and manipulated to produce unpredictable and unconventional sounds. The centerpiece of this unit is the Blue Lantern FM Joystick, renowned for its ability to generate complex FM synthesis textures. By physically connecting burnt and damaged components within the unit, a chaotic symphony of sounds emerged.

These sounds were meticulously recorded directly into Logic Pro, preserving the raw, unprocessed sonic chaos of the damaged unit. After capturing the essence of these unconventional timbres, the sounds were further enhanced using a selection of plugins from Soundtoys, Brainworx, and Izotope. These processing techniques added layers of distortion, modulation, and effects, expanding the sonic palette and unlocking new creative possibilities.

With “Lantern FM,” you’ll experience a sonic journey through the realm of 80s-inspired FM synthesis. This collection offers a diverse array of sounds, each showcasing the unique character and unpredictable nature of the damaged unit:

Glitchy FM Bass Patches: Unleash the raw, distorted bass tones reminiscent of classic 80s synth-bass lines.

Percussive FM Rhythms: Explore the rhythmic and percussive sounds, ideal for creating pulsating beats and otherworldly grooves.

Atmospheric FM Pads: Immerse yourself in the atmospheric and ambient pads, perfect for crafting ethereal soundscapes and evolving textures.

Lead and Melody Patches: Discover the expressive lead and melody patches, capable of producing soaring synth lines and captivating melodies.

– Made with Kontakt 6.7

You can listen to a demo of the instrument in this video:

P.S.: Blue Lantern’s modules are well-built and reliable. The unit has been damaged by a “mishandling” by the airline.


Julian Doe

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