MATRIXSYNTH: Knifonium Tube Syntheszier Demos

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Knifonium Tube Syntheszier Demos

Published on Jan 19, 2014

"In this video I try to demonstrate the Knifonium tube synthesizer. I start with the basic oscillator sounds and then add various "extras" such as changing the amplifier modes and boost, oscillator sync, FM, filter and amp feedback controls, the amazing ring modulator, and the sample and hold modification of the filter cutoff. Along the way I play with filter cutoff and some resonance stuff and basically have fun with it. The joystick controls filter cutoff in the Y direction and pitch in the X direction.

Most of the video is recorded with the Knifonium sound raw into my DAW (Sonar X3 Producer) with absolutely no processing or EQ. I wanted to give people an idea of what it sounds like as you are playing. Towards the end of the video I introduce effects from my Strymon Mobius, Timeline, and Big Sky. It's pretty obvious when they kick in."

Run Away Sound Track

Published on Jan 18, 2014

"This is a first video made with two new pieces of gear. The background sequences are done with my Juno 106 that has been modified with the Kiwi 106 board. This gives it a lot of new features including a sequencer. At the very beginning I use the editor to start the sequencer remotely. The synth you see me playing is the Knifonium which is an all tube synthesizer developed by Jonte Knif of Knif Audio. Everything was recorded live without any overdubbing at all. The only effects are the Juno 106 is going through a Lexicon PCM-80 and the Knifonium is going through an Eventide H3000 D/SE.

The original inspiration for this was me fooling with the Knifonium which I have just had for a day and putting it through the H3000 D/SE and feeling like it had a movie sound track feel. Like if you were walking into a bad situation. On the same day I finished installing the Kiwi 106 upgrade and when I used the sequencer they just seemed to mesh into some sound track like feeling. was snowing all day and I just put it all together for fun.

The Knifonium has a HUGE sound to it. This video doesn't really show it off much but it was just a lot of fun to make so I figured why not since there is not much out there on the Knifonium yet. More to come on that!"

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