MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dave Smith Instruments Rev2 Desktop Module Is Now Shipping!


Unveiled in August of this year, the Rev2 Desktop is now shipping!

via Dave Smith Instruments

"Dave Smith Instruments Begins Shipping Prophet Rev2 Desktop Module

Desktop Version of Popular 16-Voice Poly Synth Now Available

San Francisco, CA—October 25, 2017—Dave Smith Instruments today began shipping a desktop module version of their popular Prophet Rev2 16-voice analog synthesizer. It boasts a sound engine identical to the keyboard version, with two DCOs and a sub oscillator per voice, Curtis filters, 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: “The Prophet Rev2 has been embraced by the music community in a very big way. Apart from its awesome sound and 16-voice polyphony, a big part of the Rev2’s appeal is its ease of use. So we made sure the desktop version retained the same front panel controls as the keyboard. Whichever you choose, the Rev2 is a powerful creative tool and a real musical workhorse.”

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 improvements include an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display.

The 16-voice Prophet Rev2 desktop module is available now with a US MAP of $1,799. An 8-voice version is available for $1,299 US MAP. The 8-voice version is user expandable to 16 voices with the optional Rev2 Expander Kit for $599 US MAP."

Improv #4 for VCS3, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager and Fender Rhodes


Published on Oct 25, 2017 R. Reger

"One take improvisation for VCS3, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager and Fender Rhodes."

Click here for previous posts featuring R. Reger, newest post on top order.

Korg Gadget Live Jam : 19/25/17


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Todd Smith Music

Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=273138
Bandcamp : https://toddsmithmusic.bandcamp.com

"This video will showcase the latest track I started on Korg Gadget in my video called , Korg Gadget Sessions #1.

I really like the results and think it’s going to make it onto my next album. All sounds and sequencing are from Korg Gadget."

Peter Blasser of Ciat-Lonbarde Coming to Control Nov 7th


via CONTROL:

"Nov 7th Peter Blasser of #ciatlonbarde will be visiting to deliver a new lecture titled 'SHTAR' next door to Control 7-9pm not to be missed!"


See the Ciat-Lonbarde label for previous posts featuring his work, previous talks, and interviews.

ROLAND MC-909 RETURN OF THE KING 2017 GROOVEBOX SYNTHESIZER SEQUENCER RIK MARSTON


Published on Oct 25, 2017 SynthgodXXX

ROLAND MC-909 "RETURN OF THE KING" 2017
CUSTOM PATTERN DEMO BY RIK MARSTON
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!**

The Roland MC-909 sampling groovebox has returned!
This time in almost 100% PERFECT CONDITION!!! :O
And it came with the super-rare MC-909 gig case, too!!!!
Here I am demoing my first of many new patterns
to come. I call it "Return of the KING" even though
the user pattern says "Rik Pattern 1" LOLOLOL
The Roland MC-909 is KING of the grooveboxes.
I already have 3 friends who want to trade their synths
for it, some offers are good, but they might have to wait.
This is going to be staying here for a while!!! LOL
I have a few more MC-909 videos ON THE WAY!!!!!!!
P.S. Roland- PLEASE MAKE A NEW MONSTER GROOVEBOX
LIKE THE MC-909!! I'm sure others will agree!!!

Thank you for watching!

Simmons SDS V Drum Synthesizer


via this auction

"Overall, the drum synth is in excellent working condition - it's been recently serviced throughout including cleaning all pots and switches and replacing any front panel trimmers where necessary.

The front panel is very clean with only minor marks and blemishes. The top case has some minor marking, the sides and rear are also clean with only minor marks.

All knobs, buttons and switches are present, original and function correctly.

The unit has been fully tested and is working as it should be."

Zyklus Improvisor Jam (Max, Octatrack, A4, System 8 & 1, vPed, Deluge)


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Rephazer

"A quick jam fooling around with Zyklus Improvisor (Max) Software which is a clone (+ more) of the hardware Zyklus MPS-1.

Basically it's a midi-looper/sequencer which can transpose your loops/sequences in various scales/chords on the fly. I've used the System 8 to play and record all the sequences (A minor) into Zyklus and I use the red keyboard (UMA25s) for playing the chords/scales I want the sequences to play in on the fly.. Fun stuff folks!!

Octatrack is used for the beats
A4, S8, S1, vPed is used for playing the sequences of Zyklus
S8 is used for playing solo
Deluge is used for recording the jam."

DSI Coming to 5th Northern California Synth Meet @Robotspeak SF This Weekend


via @dsiSequential

"5th Northern California Synth Meet this weekend! @Robotspeak SF: robotspeak.com/blogs/news/the…"

A Package From Synthesizers.com


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Scott Ampleford

"A little mail-time video as I receive a package from my favourite Synthesizer manufacturer.
Honestly, if you're interested in taking the plunge with modular gear, go check out www.synthesizers.com Great gear, great prices and the BEST customer service on the planet!

Check out my album releases: https://scottampleford.bandcamp.com"

SYNTH JAM III


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Electronic music by GIANNIS ARK

"Synth Jam III inspired from an older track named ''EXOPLANET I''...
You can find EXOPLANET I track here..

https://soundcloud.com/giannis-ark/ex...

Synthesizers Clavia nord lead A1 - Roland GAIA SH-01 - Yamaha REFACE CS - Novation Ultranova - Studiologic SLEDGE 2.1

Controllers M audio OXYGEN 88, 61

Synth bass and rhythm programmed on REASON 4

Camera Zoom Q4n

Giannis ARK - ARK Home Studio CY. Cyprus"

Modded Korg Poly-800mk2 II Vintage Analog Synthesizer


via this auction

"Korg Poly 800 MK2 very good condition modified with cut off and resonance knobs."

Propellerhead Releases Reason 10


Published on Sep 22, 2017 Propellerhead

Playlist:
Announcing Reason 10!
Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer
Granular Synthesis with Grain Sample Manipulator
Reason's Organic Sampled Instruments
Reason 10 Live Stream: Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer
Reason 10 Live Stream #2: Grain Sample Manipulator
Reason 10 Live Stream #3: Organic Instruments & Sounds

And the press release:


Two groundbreaking new synthesizers and three new instrument collections highlight Reason’s biggest content update of all time

STOCKHOLM, October 25, 2017 – Propellerhead Software today announced that Reason 10 is now available via the Propellerhead website and authorized resellers worldwide. Unlock a wealth of inspiring sounds and breathe new energy into your tracks with two massive new synthesizers – the Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer and the Grain Sample Manipulator. Dive deep with three new organic instrument devices, a premium acoustic piano, a creative modulation device, and 3 GB of cutting-edge drum loops and samples. Open up a new world of exciting creative possibilities with Reason’s biggest content upgrade ever.

“Reason 10 builds on our award-winning software with the best sounding instruments we’ve ever created,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Manager. “Europa and Grain continue our tradition of stunning yet intuitive synthesizers with more than a few tricks up their sleeves. Our users have been asking for powerful new devices that enable them to explore new sounds, and we delivered with Reason 10. Now that it’s here, we’re very excited to see what music they will create.”

Europa is a dynamically generated wavetable synthesizer that offers extreme flexibility and power. Apply a wide range of modulation to the waveform itself, add advanced spectral filtering and harmonics processing – even draw custom waveforms. And despite its deep synthesis powers, you’ll find it surprisingly easy to use, thanks to an intuitive interface and workflow.

Grain opens up the world of granular synthesis for Reason users with immense sonic power and an inviting interface. Drop any sample into Grain and explore endless sonic variations using an extensive collection of algorithms, ultra-flexible modulation, routing and effects.

Reason 10 also includes three new sampled instrument collections created in collaboration with Soundiron. Klang Tuned Percussion includes 10 high-quality sampled melodic percussion instruments that are perfect for modern pop and electronica. Pangea World Instruments includes 11 world instruments that add a unique flavor to any genre of music. Humana Vocal Ensemble is a collection of choirs and solo vocals, perfect for adding a human touch to film scores, soundtracks and more.

Reason 10 also includes Propellerhead’s acclaimed Radical Piano instrument and Synchronous Effect Modulator – previously only available as Rack Extensions via the Propellerhead Shop. Radical Piano is an authentic, flexible and bendable piano instrument that provides sounds for every situation and every song. And with Synchronous, you can bring your music to life with quick sidechain effects – and even draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level.

In addition, Reason 10 comes with over 3 GB of new sample content in Reason Drum Supply and Reason Loop Supply. These ReFills include a wealth of new drum samples and loops – from vintage drum machines to the sounds of the future.

Pricing and Availability
Reason 10 is available as a direct download via https://www.propellerheads.se or from an authorized dealer at the following suggested retail pricing:
Reason10 EUR USD $449 / €405
Reason Essentials 10 USD $129 / EUR €120
Reason 10 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) USD $129 / EUR €129
Propellerhead is offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 9 on or after September 1, 2017. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 10 instantly when it becomes available.

THE VINTAGE SYNTH COLLECTION by THE SOUND CO


Published on Feb 13, 2017 THE SOUND CO

"THE SOUND CO IS A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVE MUSIC PRODUCERS, SOUND DESIGNERS AND MUSICIANS. WE STRIVE TO CRAFT UNIQUE COLLECTIONS OF AUDIO SAMPLES AND ANALOGUE INSTRUMENTS. CREATED FOR MUSIC PRODUCTION, FILM SCORING, SONGWRITING AND LIVE PERFORMANCE."

Individual synth demos from https://thisisthesound.co:







ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING NOIZ WEAPON EXPERIMENTATIONS


Published on Oct 24, 2017 thenoiztemple

Watch your volume levels on this one.

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING noiz weapon experimentations using Ieaskul F. Mobenthey Mocante, Mr. Grassi, Tocante Karper, two Stereo Field boxes and eurorack - for more noiz: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/as..."

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 004251


via this auction

"This model is notable for being one of the first multi-timbral synths, equipped with MIDI and an on-board six-track digital sequencer. The unit is fully functional with one exception; track 5 does not work. Everything else on the synth is good. Physically it's in good shape, with a repaired crack in the wood (see pics)."

Arp Odyssey Mark lll 2823 Vintage Synthesizer SN 28300183


via this auction

You can see where the key contacts are exposed below the synth. The panels open up to give you access to cleaning the contacts.

Elektron Analog Keys Keyboard Synthesizer


via this auction

Roland JX-8P Vintage Synthesizer Keyboard SN 570425


via this auction

"This unit is in excellent working condition. It has some scuffs and a few scratches from a normal use. All the keys are working. Great unit for the great price."

Oberheim OB-MX Analog 4-voice Rack Synthesizer Module


via this auction

Note this appears to be a new seller on eBay. Be sure to go through eBay for their buyer protection.

Dynamix, pt. 2: Bongos, AM, Voltage Controlled Mixing


Published on Oct 25, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

Part 1 here.

Roland JP8000 & Eventide Space


Published on Oct 25, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"JP8000 synthesiser through the Space reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

Analogue Solutions Fusebox Sound Demo (no talking)


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

Mattoverse Rhythm Division Drone Plus & The Korg Volca Beats


Published on Oct 25, 2017 mattoverse

WMD Chimera - Product Demo


Published on Oct 25, 2017 WMDevices

"A quick "how to" for the WMD Chimera. We walk through each feature, knob, switch, and jack, while constant high quality audio provides real-time feedback and understanding of what's going on in the module.

Chimera is available now for $269"

Against The Clock Lab w/ AMyn, Colin Benders, & Sjamsoedin


AMyn - Against The Clock Lab Published on Oct 25, 2017

"Last weekend, we took Against The Clock to Amsterdam Dance Event’s Sound Lab and the results were spectacular. During the event, we had three artists create a track completely from scratch in front of an audience.

First up, Belgian producer AMyn steps up to the plate and creates a soulful hip-hop instrumental."

Colin Benders - Against The Clock Lab

Published on Oct 25, 2017 FACTmagazine

"A modular synth maestro.

After AMyn’s soulful session, modular synth wizard Colin Benders showed us his impressive setup, creating a powerful performance with a wall of modular synth gear."

Sjamsoedin - Against The Clock Lab

Published on Oct 25, 2017 FACTmagazine

"After two great sessions from Colin Benders and AMyn, Dutch producer Sjamsoedin takes the spotlight.

During his 10 minutes, Sjamsoedin creates an experimental jam using an MPC, a vintage synth and a small modular rig."

Colin Benders - Monster


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Colin Benders

You can find the making of this tune here.

syncussion sy-1 clone


Published on Oct 25, 2017 ljs8888

You can find previous posts on the syncussion sy-1 clone here.

AE Modular Tangible Waves Patches


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Dziam Bass

AE Modular Tangible Waves- SEQ16 analog sequencer


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular Tangible Waves- SEQ16 analog sequencer"

TriTone as Distortion/Overdrive effect


Published on Oct 25, 2017 Happy Nerding

"TriTone by design has the ability to be used as distortion/overdrive FX.
Here is the demo of its evil side. Mostly all three gains are at maximum, which is around + 20 dB for each section. And frequency of each band is varied for different flavors. 303, electric guitar, drums and syths sounds are shown in the demo.
Virtual electric guitars are used for the demo and Gitar Rig for cabinet simulator."

Vintage analog synthesizer at the Extremes w/ a Roland SH-7


Published on Oct 24, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"This is something my Moog Voyager can't do to this extent ring mod Sample hold madness. I get jiggy with it at 3:31. Anyway this thing has some snappy envelopes I plain on doing a full review. There are a lot of cv mixing option's on this thing, both oscillators are modulated at different depth's. I could add even more modulation to this patch that would be stupid though. One must learn to exhibit modulation control at times."
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