MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Analogue Solutions Fusebox: Synth-Pop Demo!


Published on Aug 29, 2017 rezfilter

"*Headphones or speakers HIGHLY recommended!*

Here's another Fusebox demo track, this time around showcasing a more synth-pop geared sound palette.

All sounds are entirely Fusebox (sans drums) and were programmed, played or sequenced, and then recorded into Logic. Some tracks feature reverb.

The Fusebox Patternator was used extensively in the making of this track and was applied to the main bassline, adding filter dynamics and interesting resonant delights.

The bass sound was created live, while oscillators (sub too) were activated incrementally to thicken the initial sound heard in the video."

1980s Synth Bass Arpeggio Techniques - addendum


Published on Aug 29, 2017 SynthMania

"1980s Synth Bass Arpeggio Techniques - addendum"

This is an addendum to 1980s Synth Bass Arpeggio Techniques posted here. I added this addendum video to the post, so you can watch both there if you prefer.

KORG 800DV Vintage Analog Synthesizer


via this auction

Oakley TM-3030 — Roland TB-303 Clone In Custom Suitcase


via this auction

"Built up very neatly and housed in a compact soft case to rest your hands against while tweaking the hours away smile
Comes with an Australian 15V AC adapter.

The TM3030 is a proper midi controlled TB-303 bassline clone.

The TM3030 has a MIDI interface especially designed by Sequentix, the creators of the P3 and Cirklon sequencers and the midibass TB303 midi interface. By careful analysis of the original unit, Sequentix have created a midi interface that allows the TM3030 to behave as a real unit would do if you could feed it midi messages. Slides and accents are faithfully reproduced."

Future Retro Revolution (Roland TB-303 TB-3 Clone)


via this auction

"The Revolution is a true analog monophonic synthesizer with an easy to use step-based digital sequencer, analog and DSP effects processing, and various interfacing for controlling MIDI, CV/Gate, and Din Sync devices."

Korg Monopoly MONO/POLY MP-4 SN 379049


via this auction

"The Korg Mono/Poly was an exceptionally unique and powerful analog synthesizer with 4 oscillators capable of 4-voice polyphony or as 4 oscillators stacked in an ultra thick monophonic mode. The Mono/Poly also offers an arpeggiator, fantastic sounding 12/dB filter, noise generator, awesome modulation section and a unique 'X-Mod' section for cross modulation of VCO's

Absolutely stunning sounding vintage analog synth that's great for bass, lead, effects, stabs and arps."

MONOPOLIZE || Korg Mono/Poly, Arp Odyssey, Tempest, Minilogue, TR8


Published on Aug 29, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"My buddy Steven came over and brought his super clean and totally incredible sounding vintage Korg Mono/Poly and we completed the circle of synths for a lengthy jam only a fraction of which the camera managed to capture. It's totally DAW and computer free, with squarp pyramid running the show and a direct line-out to the gopro camera. no added effects or audio treatments. just raw jams!"

Synthposium: Vyacheslav Grigoriev


Published on Aug 29, 2017 INRUSSIA

"Moscow-based synth designer and engineer Vyacheslav Grigoriev runs a unique workshop that comes to life only at night. http://inrussia.com/synthposium-vyach...

Credits:
camera: Sergey Kostromin
edit: Rostislav Smirnyagin
sound: Ivan Merkulov
interview: Sergey Shpilevoy
producer: Yana Krylova

music by RITM-2, Vlad Dobrovolski (Kotä Records)"

Buchla Music Easel Patches by Kyle Swisher


Published on Apr 12, 2017 Kyle Swisher

"Trying to rip through the space-time continuum by advancing the frequency modulation and arpeggio rate at the same time."

Making Waves With Erbe || Make Noise Shared System


Published on Aug 29, 2017 Luke Sanger

"Emulating the sound of sea waves, by modulating the decay parameter on Erbe-Verb via a cycling envelope from Maths.
Many environmental fx (wind, rain, thunder, waves etc) can be approximated by manipulating a noise source.
The Erbe-Verb, with it's many patch points, is ideal for this type of sound design."

New Barton Musical Circuits Chordizer Module


Published on Aug 29, 2017 boogdish

"This is a DIY synthesizer project. If you're interested in building it yourself, the page for it is at http://www.bartonmusicalcircuits.com/..."


"This is a specialized module for controlling 1V/Octave oscillators and filters. A single CV input is offset and quantized to create 4 voice chords. Chord voicings can be saved and loaded using external CV. It also features a single slew control for all four outputs, random chord selection and more

The board features PC mounted pots for less wiring, and mounting holes for flexibility in panel layout. There are Eurorack and MOTM power connecters. It's compatible with 12V or 15V synth systems without any parts substitutions"

New Barton Musical Circuits 4 Quadrant Multiplier & Panner Module


Published on Aug 29, 2017 boogdish

"This is a DIY synthesizer module, if you're interested in building one for yourself, please visit http://www.bartonmusicalcircuits.com/..."


"This module is a specialized VCA that can act as a Four-Quadrant Multiplier (sometimes referred to as a 'Ring Mod') or as a panner.

The board features PC mounted pots for less wiring, and mounting holes for flexibility in panel layout. There are Eurorack and MOTM power connecters. It's compatible with 12V or 15V synth systems without any parts substitutions"

AMDEK Percussion Synthesizer


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro-One Monophonic Synthesizer


via this auction

KORG EX800 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer w/ Sequencer SN 005047


via this auction

Arp Solus Rare Vintage Analog Synthesizer


via this auction

"This little synth is small ,but its a very bad ass aggressive synthesizer! Its in very good shape , for the exception of small scratches which are shown in the pics and a tiny tear on the tolex lid. But it does not affect the sound of the keyboard. Might need a good cleaning a couple of scratchy sliders. But for being 30 something years old it has an amazing sound!"

DIGITAKT + Minilogue sounds - mellow Hip-Hop beat


Published on Aug 29, 2017 Kablehead

"-Digibeat 03-

Elektron Digitakt
Korg Minilogue
Randologue randomizer
Elektron Analog Heat"

Retroaktiv PG-800 Mini - Random Tone Generator & Scratch Patch Buttons


Published on Aug 29, 2017 New England Analog Archives

See this post for one built into the JX-10.

"The PG-800 Mini is a miniature knob controller that mounts inside of the Roland JX-8P or Super JX. This video demonstrates the PG-800 Mini's random tone generator function, as well as the scratch patch function.

Tapping the WRITE button on the PG-800 Mini will generate a generic "scratch patch", which consists of two sawtooth waves, not detuned, through an open filter and a gated VCA. It serves as a great starting point when creating a new program.

Holding the WRITE button will generate a random program.

The unit used in this demo is running Vecoven 4.x firmware, and has the Vecoven PWM PCBs installed."

Percussa Super Signal Processor Kickstarter Campaign Ends in 4 Days - Last Chance for Intro Price


via Percussa:

"The Percussa SSP Kickstarter ends in 4 days! Last chance to get the SSP at the backer price, which also gives you a front row seat in deciding what software features it comes with! After the campaign ends the module will be priced higher."

You can find the Kickstarter campaign here.

New Fingersonic EXP- 1 Synth to Premier at Soundmit


Published on Aug 27, 2017 Fingersonic

"Presenting the new synth workstation from Fingersonic!
Bring anywhere with you a modular, a bassline, a drumbox, and a full featured sequencer."


via Fingersonic

"Fingersonic will be present at Soundmit in Turin (3-5 november 2017) and will introduce the EXP-1 synthesizer.

Start making your music!

All inclusive portable workstation, drums, acid bassline, vintage synth and even more. With professional audio quality.

EXP-1: 299€ V.A.T. included, EXP-1 Gold Edition: 375€ V.A.T. included"


And via Soundmit (Google translated from Italian):

"Fingersonic presents "Fingersonic EXP-1", the new complete drum workstation, vintage bassline, polyphonic synthesizer and effects.

13 instruments controlled by a powerful step sequencer and 3 independent arpeggiators.

There are many features to discover, such as the EXS external track that allows you to easily pilot an external synth / sampler or even the built-in mixer with track mute function for live track, tap time and more.

All your work, patches, and patterns can be saved in internal memory. Much work has been done on algorithms and mathematical models with some innovations to allow you to offer a virtual analog synthesis with sound from scary.

Dedicated bass line that knows how to become acidic with integrated distortion. A powerful synthesizer with 6 oscillators (2 waveforms, square and saw), detune, VCF, 2 envelope, 2 lf. There is no professional MIDI implementation that allows you to control all internal parameters and voices.

A USB port allows you to connect EXP-1 to a PC or your Android smartphone / tablet. The product is expandable with 2 xpansion ports. A module with 3 additional controls and a MIDI hardware interface are already available from launch. By purchasing the GOLD version, the expansion modules are supplied as standard factory-fitted. EXP-1 is a fully designed and built instrument in Italy and will be premiered at the Soundmit in Turin, which will take place from 3 to 5 November 2017."

Synth Jam 55: Novation Circuit Synth Pad/Synth Bass


Published on Aug 29, 2017 Marcus Padrini

"Synth Jam using only the synths and samples from the Novation Circuit."

4MS STS Stereo Triggered Sampler Module


Published on Aug 29, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows a few patches with the 4MS STS eurorack sampler module. The STS has high fidelity sample quality and lots of voltage control options. Bark!

The Stereo Triggered Sampler, from 4MS, is a dual channel sampler that functions with extremely high fidelity. 600 samples can be loaded from a removable MicroSD card, and are saved within the STS. This means the MicroSD cards can be swapped without powering down, and can reload once a new MicroSD card is inserted. It can support files up to 96kHz/32-bit/stereo WAV files.

Available here: https://www.perfectcircuitaudio.com/4..."

MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring on Moog synthesizer | Johann Sebastian Bach 1716


Published on Aug 29, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's all calm down after the drama surrounding the sales of my synths, here's a relaxing multi-tracked recording using my Moog Sub Phatty. My Wendy Carlos inspired interpretation of Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach."

TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE


TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE - 1 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Playing with V House card for Tiptop ONE sample player module.
Main sound: V house sample through Tiptop Z2040 (fm by Z4000)
Hat: ONE playing DOTS sound
Tiptop BD808 bass drum
-------------------------------
FX
Z-DSP - Clocked Delays
Eventide Black Hole reverb
----------------------------------
Sequencing: Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, Z8000
http://tiptopaudio.com/one/"


TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE - 2 from Station 252 on Vimeo.


TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE - 3 from Station 252 on Vimeo.


TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE - 4 from Station 252 on Vimeo.


TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE - 5 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

Transmission #1 from Soleri Mansions


Published on Aug 29, 2017 iotar

"Session with Akai EWI-USB, Axoloti & Roland Super JV"

MOOG MOTHER32 & MOOG SUB37 & MONOLOGUE


Published on Aug 28, 2017 peter synthbrothers

Spotted this one on discchord.

Playlist:

1. MOOG MOTHER32 & MOOG SUB37 & MONOLOGUE
100BPM
start with mother32 sequence
+monologue noise/sequence(with sub37 midi), monologue not (yet) synced to drum (get my midi in,3out box this week)
some drums: sonic potions lxr + electribe esx
IPad: fairlight sound
fx: eventide space and boss re20

2. MOOG SUB37 + MOOG MOTHER 32 + KORG MONOLOGUE impro
slow(85bpm) impro with moog sub37 and mother32 and monologue
sounds a little like sleeping song
also used:
eventide space
boos re20
zoom 4Qn
Ikea lights

3. MOOG MOTHER 32 & MOOG SUB37 improvisation
just a simple improvisation on a Sunday morning
used gear:
korg monologue, moog sub37, mother32
eventide space, boss re20
videocam: zoom 4Qn
IKEA light

4. MOOG MOTHER 32 & MOOG SUB37 baseline and detune
my first meeting with moog mother and sub37
waiting for my midi clock box, i have to start the sub sequnece by starting the korg monologue(...), in this track, no korg.
used gear:
moog sub37&mother323
fx: boss re20 & eventide space
videocam: zoon 4qn

5. MOOG SUB-37 & KORG MONOLOGUE SEQUENCE IN 130BPM
i make a lot of music in 120 BPM
Sometimes 100 or 60 BPM
this time 130BPM
using: moog sub37, monologue, electribe esx, eventide space
CAM: Zoom 4Qn with very good audio/video. Recorded direct on SD card

6. MOOG SUB37 &MOOG MOTHER32 & MONOLOGUE in sync

Dreadbox Abyss Overview - Part 2


Published on Aug 29, 2017

"Part 2 of an overview of the Dreadbox Abyss, 4-voice analog(ue) synth(esizer/esiser). Go to 01:39 to skip the babble and brewski intro."

All parts here.

Knob Laden Heavily Modified KORG Poly-61 Analog Synthesizer SN 724389 w/ MIDI In


via this auction

"This is a very unique instrument. This Poly-61 was modified to bring a lot of the settings to the front panel. As you can see from the pictures, a total of 12 knobs have been added, as well as 12 rocker switches. The purpose of these mods was to allow hands-on, real-time editing of the synth's various parameters -- something that was impossible on the original Poly-61.

Although I'm not 100% sure, I am virtually certain that this is the instrument that was modified by a YouTube user named "rolandsh1000" who was apparently either an engineer or an incredibly knowledgeable hobbyist. If you search YouTube for his channel (put in the term "rolandsh1000 channel" without the quotes and you'll find it), you will see that he put out a series of two videos in 2009 and one more in 2011 about how he modified this synth and what the various mods do. [see here for all three] I strongly suggest that you check them out. I bought the synth from Perfect Circuit Audio about three years ago, here on eBay.

One huge bonus? It's got MIDI in! So unlike the original Poly-61, you can at least connect it to a sequencer or your DAW."

Waldorf Microwave synth - original version 1 (rev b)


via this auction

Unboxing SEM Pro by Tom Oberheim


Published on Feb 19, 2017 martinjazz78

"Unboxing my new semi-modular synth. This time it's SEM Pro by Tom Oberheim. Beautiful piece of gear.

The sequence is SEM Pro CV controlled by Oberkorn sequencer from Analogue Solutions. Low tones are VCO 1, high tones are VCO 2. Sound is further processed through the vintage tape Roland Space echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for reverb. Audio is stereo output from the Motu interface into Ableton Live.

Camera is Go Pro Hero 4 Black, edited in Final Cut Pro."

And a couple more:

0-Coast Lead, Polyevolver Sequence - Gallery Jam Excerpts


Published on Sep 5, 2016 martinjazz78

Playlist:

1.0-Coast Lead, Polyevolver Sequence - Gallery Jam Excerpt # 1
"I was fortunate enough to spend an evening in a gallery among sculptures of Olbram Zoubek. Not that I would want to compare my simple synth jam to his masterworks, but indeed it was very inspiring and I wish there were more evenings like this one.

There is a simple sequence running on DSI Polyevolver, it's in fact only one voice of the Polyevolver, although PEK's internal sequencers sequence pitch of each of the four oscillators separately - that's why the polyphony.

Local Control is off on the Polyevolver, its keyboard however controls the Make Noise 0-Coast. First I wanted 0-Coast to be sequenced as well, but then realized 0-Coast as lead was an interesting exercise.

There is the on-board midi delay on Polyevolver, both PEK as well ad 0-Coast are processed through Strymon Big Sky for reverb. It was recorded live, one take only and everything done on the fly and stereo output only from Tascam interface into Ableton."

2. Polyevolver filter, 0 Coast lead, PEK sequence - Gallery Jam Excerpt #2
"4-pole low pass filter of DSI Polyevolver can be very wild animal, very gentle tweaking can result in very expressive sound changes and if you feed the filter with itself via feedback knobs it can get even worse :)"

3. 0 Coast Lead, Polyevolver Sequence (osc sync) - Gallery Jam Excerpt #3
"Another excerpt from my gallery jam. Alone in a gallery in the middle of the night, surrounded by sculptures and paintings on cement desks by Olbram Zoubek. Not that I would want to compare my music with his master pieces, but it was very inspiring session for me indeed."

4. 0 Coast Lead, Polyevolver Sequence (Fly by) - Gallery Jam Excerpt #4
"Another excerpt from my gallery jam. Alone in a gallery in the middle of the night, surrounded by sculptures and paintings on cement desks by Olbram Zoubek. Not that I would want to compare my music with his master pieces, but it was very inspiring session for me indeed."

Minimoog & More - Videos by martinjazz78


Published on Jan 11, 2017 martinjazz78

There are 12 videos in this playlist by martinjazz78. They start with Moog's recently discontinued Minimoog Model D followed by the Voyager. Other gear featured include Analogue Solutions Telemark - K, the Dreadbox Erebus, DSI Polyevolver, Sequentix Cirklon, and a Rhodes. There are a couple of live band performances in there as well.

Playlist:

1. New Minimoog D - Brass Patch Solo - Complete Session
2. New Minimoog D - Brass Patch Solo #2 with Rhodes, Telemark and Erebus
"Published on Jan 11, 2017
This is complete session video of my dawless improvisation on the new Minimoog Model D. I started with sort of brass patch with filter modulation and filter tweaking and little bit more of glide, but it develops and changes to not so brassy lead throughout the video. Sequences on the background are Erebus by Dreadbox and Telemark-K as well as DSI Polyevolver.

Sequences on the background:
number 1 is 16 steps sequence on Analogue Solutions Telemark - K
number 2 is 15 steps sequence played by Dreadbox Erebus
number 3 is 8 steps sequence on DSI Polyevolver

Telemark and Erebus are sequenced by Sequentix Cirklon via midi. Erebus filter is modulated by its own LFO. Sorry, this was my first night with Telemark, so no sophisticated patching yet. DSI Polyevolver is run by synth's internal sequencer clocked to Cirklon.

All synths as well as Rhodes are processed through the vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and bit of dirtiness. As well all gears go through Strymon Big Sky for reverb. Recorded live, only stereo output from Motu interface into Ableton. Video is GoPro on my chest.

This is one of the first videos I edited in Final Cut Pro X, so I was experimenting with some visual effects. Still learning, but I hope you'll like it.

Enjoy not only the Minimoog sound :)
"

3. New Minimoog D - Honey Patch #2 with Oberheim SEM Pro, Telemark-K and Oberkorn sequencer
4. New Minimoog D with Vintage Tape Roland Space Echo - Honey Patch #3
"Excerpt from my recent dawless synth jam. I started with Tom Oberheim's SEM Pro, Telemark-K and Oberkorn sequencer. When I was happy with the sequence I just had to add Minimoog D. Its pure analogue warmth then completely changed the atmosphere of the jam. Both Oberheim's as well as Telemark's Oberheim type filters are very sneaky and work as great antipodes to the Moog's honey like VCF.

Regarding the sequence CV1 from Oberkorn goes to OSC1 on SEM Pro, CV2 to OSC2 and CV3 to VCF cutoff. SEM Pro then controls Telemark via cv and at the same time triangle wave LFO from Telemark goes back to control the LFO rate on SEM Pro.

All synths are processed through the vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for reverb. Audio is stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live. Camera was GoPro Hero 4 Black, video was edited in Final Cut Pro."

5. New Minimoog D - Brass Patch Solo #3 with psychedelic Telemark filter
6. New Minimoog D - Brass Patch Solo #1
"Yet another moment from my improvisation on the new Minimoog Model D. At this point already pretty tweaked and developed brass patch played pretty fast as I was energized by Telemark's sound at the moment.

Moog starts at about 0:44 after Telemark filter tweaking
From 2:10 till the end there's more filter and envelopes tweaking on Telemark-K by Analogue Solutions.

Sequences on the background:
number 1 is 16 steps sequence on Analogue Solutions Telemark - K
number 2 is 15 steps sequence played by Dreadbox Erebus
number 3 is 8 steps sequence on DSI Polyevolver

Telemark and Erebus are sequenced by Sequentix Cirklon via midi. Erebus filter is modulated by its own LFO. Sorry, this was my first night with Telemark, so no sophisticated patching yet. DSI Polyevolver is run by synth's internal sequencer clocked to Cirklon.

All synths as well as Rhodes are processed through the vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and bit of dirtiness. As well all gears go through Strymon Big Sky for reverb. Recorded live, only stereo output from Motu interface into Ableton. Video is GoPro on my chest.

Enjoy not only the Minimoog sound :)"

7. 0-Coast and Moog Mother 32 sequencing, Minimoog Voyager solo
"This is from my dawless synth jam. There are three sequences running (0-Coast, Moog Mother 32 and Taurus Bass Pedal). All three are run from Cirklon via midi. The pad is from Polyevolver keyboard. Solo improvisation on Minimoog Voyager. All synths are processed through the vintage Roland Space Echo."

8. Poetic Filharmony - Poetry Jam (Moog, Minimoog Voyager on Stage)
"Poetic Filharmony is a Prague/Czech Republic based jazz fusion band. This was a jam we played as an encore of a concert. I had no preset ready for the jam so I was going through presets in my Minimmog Voyager, tweaking them etc. I love this Moog instrument. More info about the band:

www.bandzone.cz/poeticfilharmony
www.poeticfilharmony.com
www.myspace.com/poeticfilharmony

Camera: Tomas Plihal aka atom.cz (many thanks), editing: Ramon"

9. When Minimoog Kills Them All: Elements, SEM Pro, Polivoks and Taurus III
"(Minimoog D appears around 9:00 for the first time)

My dawless synth jam inspired first of all by absolutely unbelievable sonic expressiveness of Ken Macbeth's Elements synth as well as by the very organic nature of its on-board delay. So to speak Yin qualities are provided by Tom Oberheim's SEM Pro in this video. As this Yin aspect was rather strong and I wasn't able to tame it, I added little bit more Yang with the probably little overpriced, though definitely undervalued and underated Polivoks Pro (reissue of the legendary Soviet synth). Taurus III Bass Pedals by Moog contributes with the bottom end. All the synths above are controlled with the hardware sequencer Cirklon by Sequentix. Moog's CP-215 Control Processor also modulates filters on Elements and Polivoks.

When I was happy with everything, I decided to add one more layer with Minimoog D (reissue by Moog) and while playing I couldn't have helped myself, but had a feeling that Minimoog was killing all other synths. Well, that's the Minimoog, isn't it? But listening again later I have to admit that the Minimoog doesn't kill them all and the title of this video is rather a phrase to get attention than the statement. In this video, filter of the Minimoog is modulated by oscillator from the Moogerfooger Freqbox.

All synths are processed through the vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for reverb. Recorded live, stereo output from my Motu interface into the Ableton Live. Camera was GoPro Hero in my right hand, video was edited in the Final Cut.

When I finished playing I had that beautiful feeling of fulfillment through creative process, I hope you'll enjoy the video ;)"

10. Minimoog Voyager solo
"www.poetic.cx"

11. Minimoog Voyager and Rhodes Piano in Unisono (Phrygian)
"Synth brass patch on Minimoog Voyager in unison with good old Rhodes Piano MKI. Sequence is from DSI Polyevolver Keyboard processed through Moogerfooger (Ring Mod and 12 Stage Phaser), the bottom is Moog Taurus III. Everything through Roland Space Echo."

12. Poetic Filharmony - Cookoo (solo on Minimoog Voyager)
"Minimoog Voyager as the only synth on stage.

Poetic Filharmony is a jazz fusion band from Prague/Czech Republic. The name of the piece is Cookoo, solo on Voyager is between bass solo and guitar solo. The sound is from camera only (sorry). I love this synth:)))

www.poeticfilharmony.com
www.bandzone.cz/poeticfilharmony
www.myspace.com/poeticfilharmony

camera: atom.cz (many thanks), editing: ramon"

Space Echo vs. Elements Synthesizer On-Board Delay


Published on Aug 29, 2017 martinjazz78

"Not really a rigorous comparison than rather self-oscillation of the vintage Roland Space Echo, then Elements' on-board delay only, then with reverb from Strymon Big Sky and finally also with delay from the Space Echo on the top.

More important and ultimate inspiration during this moment, however, was for me the organic sound of the Elements Synthesizer (by Ken Macbeth) delay. So many colors, nuances and sonic variations during so short time.

This was the very end and rather ambient of my longer and mostly not so ambient dawless synth jam. The whole session can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&vide...

There is a noticeable hum, it's from the Strymon. I have it hooked through the Lexicon effect processor and then via spdif into the Ableton interface and something's wrong with it. Apologies for inconvenience.

Have fun :)"

Nyx, 0 Coast, Mother 32, Telemark-K, Erebus - sequencing semi-modular synths


Published on May 27, 2017 martinjazz78

"Gear used:

Erebus Nyx (lead sound)
Make Noise 0 Coast (wooden percussion sounds)
Moog Mother 32 (sequence 2)
Analogue Solutions Telemark-K (sequence 1)
Dreadbox Erebus (low bass pedal)
Sequentix Cirklon
Analogue Solutions Oberkorn
Vintage Tape Roland Space Echo
Strymon Big Sky

Record live, stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live. Camera was GoPro, edited in Final Cut."

Dreadbox Abyss Videos by martinjazz78


Published on Jul 6, 2017 martinjazz78

Playlist:

1. Abyss Drone While Nyx and Erebus Randomly Sequencing
"For your maximum enjoyment, please use good headphones or ideally speakers with subwoofer(s).

Dawless synth jam with three extraordinary instruments from Greek synth-maker Dredbox Effects. Four voice analogue synth Abyss asks for most of your attention in this video. This time, however, not as polyphonic gear but in unison mode producing drone and self-oscillation type of sounds.

It starts with with 24 dB LPF cutoff closed and resonance full open. The filter is modulated by both LFOs of the Abyss. First both of them go very slowly as ramp and square waves, later LFO B goes much faster and is switched to ramp wave too. During the shooting I was also playing with the Drive (VCA) knob overdriving the sound and even getting it distorted - absolutely gorgeous and absolutely my type of thing. Towards the end Abyss on-board effects are also added to the mix. It was very interesting and inspiring to achieve self-oscillation of the Delay very similar to the self-oscillation of Roland's vintage tape Space Echo.

On the background of Abyss' drone you hear Nyx and Erebus. Both of them playing simple few notes sequence and are sequenced by Cirklon. Both sequences have also several random parameters, so they seem to never exactly repeat in the same way. Another layer of randomness was achieved by using CV inputs and outputs on both synths. Maths module from 0-Coast controlling LFO on Moog Mother 32 that was controlling VCA of Erebus added even more randomness to the Erebus sequence, and this one is very devilish, I would say.

All three synths are processed through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay (this time rather slower) and Strymon Big Sky for the reverb. Recorded live, stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live only. Camera is GoPro, edited in Final Cut.

Will I be stoned, if I say I absolutely love these Dreadbox synths, the sound they produce and the feel they give and I have no doubts they are going to become classic like Moog, Art or Oberheim?"

2. Dreabox Abyss Slow and Heavy 4 Voice Sequence
"Exploring multichannel mode of Abyss 4 voice synth from Dreadbox Effects. Each of Abyss' voices is independently sequenced by Cirklon hardware sequencer. Additionally, I was also exploring possibilities of Abyss' multi-timbrality. Dip switch 5 is on and each voice has slightly different envelope set up.

I have to say I was so nicely surprised how heavy such 4-voice sequence on Abyss can be. Haven't expected that. Also not exaggerating if I say that otherwise I achieve so heavy sequence usually only when I put Taurus III Bass Pedals into work. In this context we should indeed mention suboscillators of Abyss.

Moog's CP-251 controls filter cutoff and phaser of Abyss. Not sure if CP-251 gives the proper voltages for Abyss, but definitely interesting things sonically speaking.

Noise and hissing on the background is Erebus by Dreadbox heavily modulated and controlled with 0-Coast by Make Noise and Moog's Mother 32. Before it goes to delay and reverb effects it is also processed quite drastically through Zvex Fuzz Factory. All these appear at the very end of the video.

Both synths are further processed through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay (I think the time for changing the tapes is quickly approaching as you may hear the repeats get bit out of tune) and Strymon Big Sky for mighty lush reverb.

Recorded live, stereo output from my Motu interface to Ableton Live. Camera was GoPro, edited in Final Cut. I like these late night improvised dawless synth jams."

3. Dreadbox Abyss 4 Voice Sequence and some Erebus, Moog's Mother 32 and 0-Coast too
"Each of Dreadbox Abyss' voices is sequenced in C sharp minor independently by the Cirklon hardware sequencer, Abyss is therefore in the multi-channel mode. Additionally, Dip switch 5 is on for bit of multi-timbrality when each of the voices has slightly different envelope set up. Filter cutoff and phaser are modulated and controlled by Moog's CP 251. And some tweaking on the fly (sub-oscillator level, wave form shape, drive VCA, filter modulation etc.)

Noise on the background was intended as I like when there's always something disturbing and distracting. It's Dreadbox Erebus heavily modulated and controlled by Make Noise's 0-Coast - that is also sequenced by Oberkorn sequencer - as well as Moog's Mother 32. Before it goes to delay and reverb effects it is also processed through rather psychedelic Zvex Fuzz Factor stomp-box.

Both Abyss and Erebus are further processed through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for reverb. It was dawless synth jam, recorded in one take, stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live. Camera was GoPro, video was edited in the Final Cut Pro. "

New Polivoks Pro Videos by martinjazz78


Published on Aug 3, 2017 martinjazz78

Playlist:

1. Polivoks Pro (reissue of legendary Soviet synth) solo sequence - Rusko je stav duše
"For your maximum enjoyment, please use good headphones or good speakers with subwoofer(s).

Polivoks Pro is a reissue of legendary Soviet synth from 1980s that's been approved by the one and only Vladimir Kuzmin designer of the original Polivoks. No matter which century we are currently in, the Russia has always been a state of mind. As much as I hate Putin and everything he represents, I also deeply love and admire Russian arts and culture, Russian modus vivendi and sounds coming from Russia. Please check also the fabulous documentary on Russian synths and synth scene called Electro Moskva by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer.

This video is part of my longer dawless synth jam. It's a longer moment when there was no other synth playing except of the Polivoks Pro, although at the very beginning you may also hear a little bit of Sem Pro by Tom Oberheim.

The Polivoks is sequenced by Cirklon hardware sequencer, various parameters are tweaked in real time almost always bringing rather surprising and interesting results. Polivoks is processed through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for reverb. It was recorded live in one take only, stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live. Camera is GoPro Hero 4 Black, video was edited in Final Cut."

2. Polivoks Pro and Tom Oberheim's Sem Pro sequencing #1
"Excerpt from my dawless synth jam with two modern reissues of two classic synths. Tom Oberheim's Sem Pro playing bass ostinato with random high notes and Polivoks Pro doing its screeching sounds or as my girlfriend says: crying about Russia ;). Both synths are controlled by Cirklon hardware sequencer via midi and processed through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for delay.

Recorded live, stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live, camera was GoPro Hero in my right hand, video was edited in Final Cut.

I had so much fun during this jam :D"

3. Polivoks Pro and Tom Oberheim's Sem Pro Sequencing #2
"Another and this time shorter excerpt from my dawless synth jam with two modern reissues of two classic synths. Tom Oberheim's Sem Pro playing bass ostinato with random high notes and Polivoks Pro doing its screeching sounds or as my girlfriend says: crying about Russia ;). Negative envelope is applied on Oberheim's filter and you may also see some rather drastic changes to LFO settings and destinations on the Polivoks.

Both synths are controlled by Cirklon hardware sequencer via midi and processed through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for delay.

Recorded live, stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live, camera was GoPro Hero in my right hand, video was edited in Final Cut.

I had so much fun during this jam :D"

4. Polivoks Pro and Tom Oberheim's Sem Pro Sequencing - Complete Session
"This was my first encounter with Polivoks Pro - reissue of legendary Soviet synth. Just by accident there was another modern reissue of classic synthesizer - Tom Oberheim's Sem Pro - on the table next to the Polivoks, so I started to jam with both them. For the first three and half minutes you here Polivoks only, then Oberheim kicks in and both synths play together for about 8 minutes, last 7 minutes of the video is solo Polivoks again.

Both synths are controlled by analogue hardware sequencer Cirklon via midi. Polivoks' sequence is 100% random until the last one or two minutes, when it gets certain regularities. Low notes on Oberheim is a regular sequence in so called "pendulum" mode, several random parameters are applied to high notes played by Oberheim, though.

Both synths are processed through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for delay and Strymon Big Sky for delay.

Recorded live, stereo output from my Motu interface into Ableton Live aka dawless synth jam, camera was GoPro Hero in my right hand, video was edited in Final Cut.

I had so much fun during this jam :D"

Acid Jam with Avalon, Tempest and Jomox Mbase 11


Published on May 29, 2017 martinjazz78

"Some moments from my weekend dawless synth jam. This time pretty straightforward acid/acid techno - you name it.

Gear used:
Avalon by Abstract Instruments (clocked by Tempest, otherwise internal sequencer)
Tempest by DSI (master clock, internal sequencer)
Jomox Mbase 11 (triggered by Tempest)

The kick sound is from Jomox only, no kick from Tempest.

The effects you hear are from the Behringer mixpult and I have to say in this context I really like how they suck :)

If you really want to hear how low can Avalon as well as Jomox go, you need good headphones, good speakers and ideally subwoofer.

It was recorded and tweaked live on the fly, stereo output from the Behringer into Ableton Live. Camera is GoPro Hero, edited in Final Cut."

0 Coast, Moog Mother 32 and DSI Tempest Groovin


Published on Aug 18, 2016 martinjazz78

"Make Noise 0 Coast, Moog Mother 32 and DSI Tempest in upbeat tempo and positive vibe (aka E flat major). Cirklon sequences 0 Coast and Mother 32, Tempest is enslaved/synced to Cirklon too, but the beat is from Tempest's internal sequencer.

There is not much of other processing. 0 Coast goes through vintage tape Roland Space Echo for little bit of delay and reverb. Moog Mother 32 as well but only a very tiny bit.There is also little bit of compression from my Motu interface on all three gears.

It was recorded live, only stereo output from the Motu interface into Ableton. If you want to hear kick from the Tempest too, you may need better speakers or headphones."

EuroCraic 2017 - Slideshow


Published on Aug 29, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's a few pictures from the Trinity College Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland taken during the EuroCraic 2017 modular event."

New Jupiter-6 VCF Eurorack Filter Clone In-Depth Demo


Published on Aug 29, 2017 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2017

In this video I do a more in-depth demo with my Jupiter-6 VCF multi-mode filter clone eurorack module. It's a very colorful filter that gets more interesting with more complex signals you feed into it. It also has an aggressive nature that comes out when the inputs are overdriven.

Two different oscillators can then be mixed together. A sawtooth oscillator is used, a square/PWM wave is used. Different filter modes can be selected: 4-pole lowpass, 2-pole bandpass, 4-pole highpass. Also, two different control voltage modulations can be mixed together to change the frequency. I run a decay envelope from the Bastl Skis along with a triangle LFO, then I use Sample-and-hold. The oscillators are coming from my Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer Box. Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05 from my Mackie mixer, no effects, no normalization. Beware some low and high frequencies, so watch your levels while listening to the demo."

You can find additional demos here.

Modular Mayhem: Midsummer Space Session with Colin Benders


Started streaming 24 minutes ago Colin Benders

The Exotic Blue Knife Eyes Solo Sound with monomoog Voyager Fire


Published on Aug 29, 2017 nicolai maruhama

"This is the demo of The Exotic Blue Knife Eyes solo

Please Enjoy thanks!
nicolai maruhama"

Serge Paperface '78 - TKB excursions


Published on Aug 29, 2017 batchas

"Direct outs + added reverb & delay."

Roland SH-101 and TR-606, Korg MS-20 and GR-1 Spring Reverb


Published on Aug 29, 2017 Vintage Synthesizer Museum

And a floating cat.

"Roland SH-101 and TR-606, Korg MS-20 and GR-1 Spring Reverb played live at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum. One take, no overdubs.
Contact us to book your own private appointment at VSM
vintagesynthmuseum@gmail.com
510-859-3558"

Case of Mondays - Live eurorack chill


Published on Aug 29, 2017 SELEKTROw

A New AxeSynth 2017


Published on Aug 29, 2017 Sprocketron

"This is a new custom made AxeSynth for a patron in Wisconsin.

Also known as 'The Atari' as played by the band MuteMath. [see some posts featuring MuteMath here]

It uses the vintage sound generator chip SN76477 made by Texas Instruments in the 1970's, and used in the classic video arcade games such as Space Invaders, Asteroids, and others."

Dave Smith Instruments Unveils Prophet Rev2 Desktop Module - Exclusive Pics


DSI has a new desktop synth! The official press release follows.

"Legendary Designer to Ship Desktop Version of 16-Voice Poly Synth in October

CA—August 29, 2017—Dave Smith Instruments today announced that they will begin shipping a desktop module version of their popular Prophet Rev2 analog synthesizer in October. Like the keyboard version, it features two DCOs per voice, Curtis filters, plus two types of sequencers, digital effects, and other enhancements designed to make it even more powerful that its predecessor, the now-retired Prophet ’08.

As Dave Smith explained: 'In the three months since its release, the Prophet Rev2 keyboard has been embraced by the music community in a very big way; it’s already appearing on a significant number of recordings and major stage tours.' Added Smith: 'With 16 voices to stack and split, it not only sounds huge, but it has an incredible range of sounds available.'

The essence of the Prophet Rev2’s sound comes from two DCOs per voice with four waveshapes (sawtooth, triangle, sawtooth + triangle, and pulse), a sub-octave generator, and a 2/4 pole low-pass, resonant Curtis filter per voice. These are the same filters used not only in the Prophet ’08, but also in many classic instruments of the ’70s and ’80s. A new feature unique to the Prophet Rev2 is waveshape modulation. You can vary the “pulse width” of any of the four waveforms by manually dialing in a desired waveshape width or by using an LFO or other modulation source for continuously shifting timbre.

An effects section provides reverb, delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, ring modulation, and distortion. In stacked or split voice mode, you can apply a different effect to each layer. Effects parameters can be modulated through the mod matrix, which is twice as extensive as its predecessor, with 8 individual slots and many more sources/destinations.

The new polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. A different sequence can be created for each layer when working in stacked or split voice mode. The sequencer also functions as a modulation source, allowing you to create up to 4 different 16-step sequences for complex modulation. Sequences allow ties and rests, and can sync to an external MIDI clock. The arpeggiator features note repeats, re-latching, and can be synced to external MIDI clock, as well. Other improvments include a premium-quality, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display.

'Apart from its awesome sound, a big part of the Rev2’s appeal is its ease of use, so we made sure that the desktop version retained all of the same front panel controls as the keyboard version. Whether you go for the keyboard or the desktop, the Rev2 is an amazing synth and an incredible musical workhorse,' said Dave Smith.

The Prophet Rev2 desktop module will be available in October of 2017 with a US MAP of $1,799. An 8-voice version will be available for $1,299 US MAP."
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