Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bach on the Prophet 6 Synthesizer - Prelude in G minor WTC BK II - Sequential Dave Smith Instruments

Published on Jul 20, 2019 Tom Loncaric

"Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer live rendition of Prelude in G minor from the Well Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 885 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Equipment used:
Prophet 6 synthesizer (internal effects off)
Demeter RV1 Real Spring Reverb
Moog Minifooger delay"

HKA Design Digitizer Bitcrusher Pedal

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Harry Axten

"This is a digital sampling bitcrusher pedal I've been working on recently. It samples at 8/6/4 bit resolution and is based around an ATmega328P microcontroller.

The project is open hardware - all of the design files, code and construction details can be found on my website:"

Demo with the Sequential Prophet-6.

Triggering Tricks with WMD's Crucible

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Learning Modular

"The WMD Crucible's two trigger inputs can yield three different sounds:

- a trigger at just the Edge input simulates hitting the edge of of a cymbal
- a trigger at just at the Mid input simulates hitting the middle or “meat” of the cymbal
- a trigger happening at both inputs at the same time simulates hitting the bell or center of a cymbal

Patching a normal trigger generator like Mutable Instruments’ Grids that has an optional Accent output to the Edge and Mid inputs on Crucible will only yield edge and bell sounds, as the Accent trigger only happens at the same time as the main trigger output.

Therefore, to get all three sounds out of the crucible, you need two independent trigger sources that sometimes fire independently, and that sometimes fire at the same time - which I demonstrate above.

For more ideas on how to use this, see my accompanying Patreon post:"

Monotone Pro Expansion (Monotone Presets)

Published on Jul 21, 2019 New Loops

"Free Demo Monotone Presets -

New Loops presents Monotone Pro Expansion - 65 expressive presets for Propellerhead’s Monotone synthesiser. Whilst primarily a bass synth, Monotone is also capable of making excellent leads, plucks, sound effects, and even some mono-pads!

65 monotone presets
22 basses
18 leads
18 plucks
7 sound effects
Presets categorised by type
Mod wheel assigned
Reason Refill format"

Riding the Feedback

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Todd Barton

"Using the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor as Oscillators controlled with the 223e Kinetic Input Port.
This is a challenge or exercise in sensitivity training trying to harness and blend feedback tones. I imagine similar patches could be done in the Eurorack universe (4ms, Verbos, MakeNoise et al). Enjoy!"

Eurorack and VCV Rack - Inkblot

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So I've started building a fixed rack again in VCV since there were many changes with the release of VCV 1.0 and also quite a few new interesting modules to explore. There is still a lot to be done, but it's starting to feel more and more comfortable and intuitive, and I feel like my 'musical self' again. Well, almost...

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

Here it is on Spotify, iTunes, and such -
You can get the VCV patch file on my Patreon page -
And also the WAV file of this performance -"

Casio Casiotone MT-52 vintage keyboard demo - "Sport Horses On Tour"

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Alfonse

"Casio Casiotone MT-52 keyboard (1985) with SuperDrums!!
All sounds you hear in the track were made using the Casio MT-52 and recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, reverb, delay and chorus were added as required. The drums are from the MT-52’s onboard rhythm options, which are generated by an analogue source and as a result are fat and groovy…

The aim of these videos is to see what you can create using sounds from ageing home keyboards together with current production tools. The MT-52 wins points just as a beatbox alone with its Super Drums feature, which allows for individual drum elements (kick, snare, conga, hi-hat) to be switched to one of 3 different pattern variations within a rhythm selection, allowing for plenty of customisation. The 16-Beat rhythm is an instant winner; so much groove...

Music: "Sport Horses On Tour" (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse


Modal 002 vs John Bowen Solaris - quick example

Published on Jul 20, 2019 synthlegends

"Only a quick example of one string patch in reminiscence of the Oberheim OBXa with the Obie 12 dP LP Filter in Solaris and 12 dB LP Moog Ladder Filter in the 002.

Both patches use 2 oscillators slightly detuned with a simple saw wave.

On both I used minimal LFO for slightly modulation, but the 002 modulates itself because of the phase shifting of the detuned oscilators. Maybe it is also because of the NCO in the 002, which are a bit out of tune instead of the digital Oscillators in the Solaris.

In both patches I did some portamento/glide.

Both patches are dry with no internal or external effects. Other than in the video described, the Modal 002 has no 12 dB Filter, only a 6 dB Filter with Slope 12 dB BP to 24 LP. Sorry for the wrong description. Please Note: this small comparison is not representative to make a full opinion about both Synths. The differences are very huge. Some people are of the opinion that the 002 sounds more analogue. I agree with that because it has also an analog filter whereas the Solaris uses digital emulated filter. The Solaris sounds very Hifi, the 002 is unique thanks to NCO, DeRez (sort of PPG like resonance), the very warm slope filter and the Drive-Pot.

The Solaris is a modulation beast and maybe you can match the 002 patch in this video with some more tweaking better.

I did this video because there are some discussions about the sound comparison of these two high end synthesizers.

Thanks for watching!"

John Bowen Solaris and GEM S3 - Poly Aftertouch

Published on Jul 21, 2019 synthlegends

"A short demonstration of the Poly Aftertouch responsiveness on the GEM S3 workstation, which is one of a very view keyboards, which can play Poly AT. It is a pity that the really great keyboard of the Solaris is not capable of. In the second part of this video I demonstrate a sound comparision of the classic string patch. The GEM S3 is not bad sounding IMO."

Moog MATRIARCH: Review, full tutorial and patch ideas

Published on Jul 21, 2019 loopop

0:00 Intro
0:55 Overview
2:15 The different Paraphonic modes
6:00 Round robin mode
7:05 Oscillators overview
9:50 Mixer
10:45 Filters
14:40 Envelopes
15:50 Split mode
17:20 Stereo delays
20:25 Main LFO
22:55 Utilities
24:55 Arpeggiator
26:00 Sequencer
28:00 Settings
30:00 Patch ideas:
30:00 Using velocity and aftertouch
31:00 Looping envelopes
31:50 Changing the character of the filter
32:40 Ring modulation
33:30 Ring mod with sync
33:55 Linear FM and Sync cross-mod for minor subharmonics
35:00 Paraphonic chord spread
35:20 Stack cables as mixers and splitters
35:35 Making the oscillators stereophonic
36:25 Use the attenuverters as a mixer
36:45 Audio rate filter mod
37:10 Automatic stereo panning
38:30 Modulate the delay when it isn’t in sync
39:30 Creating arpeggios with a time-synced delay
39:50 Extending parameter ranges with voltage and the attenuator
40:20 Using the delay a tone-shaper and mini looper
41:00 Pros & cons

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