Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Xplorer - Oberheim Matrix-12/Xpander Editor Now Free

Available here

"An editor for the Oberheim Xpander and Matrix-12 synthesizers. That works.
Xplorer is a real-time and bi-directional software editor for the Oberheim Matrix-12 and Xpander synthesizers.

Xplorer is not just another generic synthesizer editor with ranges of slider controls that are all the same and don’t really tell you what you are doing.
Xplorer was developed by an Xpander owner for use by Xpander and Matrix-12 owners. With Xplorer you quickly get an overview of all parameters of a single patch, including an overview of the Modulation Matrix.

With Xplorer you can tweak the sound simultaneously using a computer mouse, a hardware MIDI controller, your DAW software, or directly on your Xpander or Matrix-12. Use the method you prefer to change the sound. Xplorer’s display shows you in real-time which parameter is currently being modified.

“Real-time and bi-directional” means that every change you make in Xplorer is reflected into the synthesizer memory with minimal latency, and vice-versa. Whether you change the sound parameters on the synthesizer, in Xplorer, or with a MIDI controller, the software and the synthesizer will simultaneously update the parameters of the sound, without needing to reload the patch into the synthesizer memory.

The main features of Xplorer are:

Single patch tone file load/save on disk
Extract single patches from an “all data data dump” SysEx file into a given folder
Get all single patches from synthesizer into a given folder.
All data dump request backup and restore (save and restore synthesizer whole memory to/from a sysex file)
Modification of the 226 parameters of a single patch
Real-time MIDI automation for all parameters with freely assignable control changes, even for filter modes (except Modulation Matrix)
Copy/paste page for TRACK, ENV, LFO, and RAMP pages (e.g., you can copy all ENV1 page parameters and paste them to ENV3)
Rename patch, go to patch, store patch, save patch to disk
Real-time update of all parameters when the user tweaks the synthesizer knobs (dual editing can be done without needing to reload the patch and resynchronize the synthesizer and the PC as most editors need to do)
Patch randomizer (generates a new patch from random values)
Auto-sized user interface depending on system’s default font size
…and more to come in the next releases."

Vintage ARP Odyssey MKI Synth Model 2800 Synthesizer SN 283019

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Vintage Moog Prodigy Synth Model 336A Synthesizer SN 1499

via this auction

"All the knobs and keys perform their intended functions, with a few knobs having some minor issues. The 1st oscillator knob has been broken off at some point (see photo), but is still turnable and works as it should. The cutoff frequency knob also has some issues as it seems to be a bit scratchy as well as having certain spots that cause the sound to cut out when rotating it. With a little effort, you can still get all the normal functionality out of it, but that pot may need to be replaced at some point if you want it to work perfectly. Other knobs may have had some of their values drift due to age and use, however we cannot be sure."

Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer

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AVP Synth MBS-100 Synth with Elektron Digitakt

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this video the Elektron Digitakt sampling drum machine is making the drum sounds and sequencing the AVP Synth MBS-100. The MBS-100 is a hybrid synthesizer with two digital oscillators and an analog filter and VCA. The MBS-100 has two oscillatros, an LFO, ADSR for both the VCF and VCA and a distortion built into the VCA.

MBS-100 available here:

Digitakt available here:"

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AKAI MPC LIVE // All Factory Demos

Published on Nov 22, 2017 LESINDES

"Playing all Factory Demos of the AKAI MPC LIVE."

Soundmit 2017 Update - Final Details on Event Are In

The final details on Soundmit 2017 are in. Soundmit is the evolution of the Torino Synth Meeting, the largest synth event in Italy. The following are some details on the scope of the event:


The first edition of the Soundmit - International Sound Summit, the natural evolution of the Torino Synth Meeting, which has proved to be up to expectations, involving more than 180 industry operators, 800 visitors, over 100 workshop participants and a soldout for the talk held by the 3 sponsoring Universities, ended on Novembre 5th 2017.


With more than 90 Brands exposed and exhibitors from all over Europe and not only, we had the presence of Nori Ubukata from Japan and Keen Association from Moscow, Soundmit is confirmed as the only Italian event highly specialized in electronic music instruments. Fertile land for exchanging ideas and for the birth of new partnerships as well as new friendships.

Novation Peak Arps

Published on Nov 21, 2017 Uriel Ortega

"Novation Peak Polysynth Arps. In this video, I am demonstrating some of my favortie arp patches on the Novation Peak. This is definitely my favorite synth to play arps on that I have. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe for more."

BOSS DD-500 with Novation Peak Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Nov 22, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"BOSS DD-500 with Novation Peak Synthesizer Sound Demo (no talking)"

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