MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WMD DPLR delay... a preview of its capabilities

Published on Aug 25, 2015 manmade madman

"This is a short demo of what can be done with the DPLR, and what happens when you crank up the REGEN."

Vintage 1980s OBERHEIM DMX Digital Drum Machine SN 330601

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

Pics of the inside below.

"Vintage 1980s OBERHEIM DMX Digital Drum Machine Beatbox. This one does NOT have MIDI. It's in overall good working order with the following issues:
1. The volume slider currently causes a hum around the middle of its range. The hum disappears when you set it to maximum. Not much of a problem, really, as you'll want to keep this thing cranked up anyway!

2. Something's screwy with the tempo display. In this mode only, some of the LED digits don't light up unless you press gently onto the faceplate right next to the volume slider. The tempo setting function itself works fine- it's just that you have to press the faceplate a bit to see the tempo fully/correctly displayed. I've taken pics of the tempo both correctly and incorrectly displayed.

3. The "Ride2" button currently plays the "Crash" sound instead. I'm not sure what the issue is. The "Ride1" button plays the correct "Ride1" sound.

4. As this unit has not been serviced recently, it has all the usual minor issues: somewhat flaky/double triggering buttons, somewhat flaky slider pots. These issues don't seriously impact performance, and would be fixed as part of any basic servicing.

5. Minor scuffs/scrapes here and there (study pics for further details)."

Korg Trinity Plus Solo-Tri Best Prophecy Special EFX & Drones Synthesizer MOSS

Published on Aug 25, 2015 SynthgodXXX

"Korg Trinity Plus Solo-Tri 'Best Korg Prophecy Special EFX & Drones' by Rik Marston 100% NO TALKING!!!

This is a demo of some of the Best Korg Prophecy
Special EFX & Drone sounds, deep, modulating, panning
stereo digital sounds made for a 3-D environment.
Way cool as a stand alone synthesizer, the Korg Prophecy
blew the walls down in hundreds of studios across the world
with it's powerful sound engine & complex structures.
Korg made it even easier to customize the Prophecy engine when
they designed the SOLO-TRI expansion for the Trinity series
workstations. It is better on the bigger touch screen to edit.
Super cool digital virtual analog / MOSS sound engine, the
only thing was the controls were different on the Prophecy
(ribbon log, mod wheels, ARP) than the Trinity. The Prophecy
was more expressive & FUN on stage & off!
But with it inside the Trinity workstation, you could add it directly
into sequences & have a full size synth to play on (61-88 keys)

Today you can find the SOLO-TRI expansion board for cheap on
Ebay, but without the "holding bracket" that easily holds the expansion in place. Worth the effort to get, because if you are
a fan of the Prophecy, it just is the right thing to do with your
old 'stock' Korg Trinity. Or just buy a used TRINITY PLUS & spare yourself the installation time & sweat. If you have been wanting
one of these, GET IT. I won't let you down!!
Great value for a cheap price!!!


Soulsby Synthesizers miniAtmegatron Unboxing, Assembly and quick Demo

Published on Aug 25, 2015 benttronicsdotcom

"A first look at the Soulsby Synthesizers miniAtmegatron.

View the blog post here:" Note they have misc DIY parts for sale for those interested.

via benttronicsdotcom in the comments of this post.


miniAtmegatron Case: Assembly & Overview

Published on Jul 20, 2016 Bent-Tronics

"Assembly & Overview of the Soulsby Synthesizers miniAtmegatron Case."

miniAtmegatron Sound Demo & Sneak Peek at the New Improved Manual

Published on Jul 29, 2016 Bent-Tronics

0:22 Overview
3:20 Waveforms
8:00 Filters
12:45 LFO
16:37 Envelopes
18:00 Pattern Tempo & MIDI
22:31 Patch Saving

How to sync Roland MX-1 to Roland JD-Xi

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Ed Diaz

"In this video I wanted to demonstrate how to setup and use the MX-1 to sync up to a JD-Xi. This is possible if you have version 1.03 OS installed in the MX-1. If you need to update your Roland MX-1 just click on the link below. I hope you have fun with this!

Take care,

Alesis Andromeda A6 Personal Patches by Default Corporation

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Default Corporation

"my personal patches on Alesis Andromeda A6 (many thanks to mr. Glauco 'Chuck Nonnis' Campo)
august 2015"

Wonky Clouds

Published on Aug 25, 2015 wellurban

"Quick, rough and wonky video of a patch using Clouds to mess up Braids chords. Feat. Mannequins Mangroves and Volca Beats in supporting roles."

Rheyne - Live Jam #126 (overhead view of live looping)

Published on Aug 25, 2015

"Live looping with Ableton Live. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or samples.


Equipment (clockwise):
Native Instruments KK25 triggering "Damage" library
Roland TR-8
DJ Techtools MIDI Fighter 3D
Roland System-1
Novation Launchpad-S
DJ Techtools MIDI Fighter Twister controlling Ploytec PL2
KMI QuNexus controlling Ploytec PL2
iPad 2 running Lemur
Ploytec PL2 synthesizer (under the desk)

5x Chauvet Slim Par 56 LED
Enttec DMXIS

Ableton Live
Max for Live
Native Instruments "Damage"
Native Instruments "Massive" controlled by Lemur"

DSI Pro 2 demo: custom patches 2

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Seen From Space

"The Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 can sound very aggressive. These patches explore its more ambient side! With the performance controls, you can morph between analog and digital tones to great effect. Added reverb from a Lexicon MX300."

MS20 mini vs MS20: original how does it compare?

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Jon Sonnenberg

"The Korg MS-20 is a classic analog synth with some fairly unique features that are not found on other synths. Taking a critical ear to the 2013 reissue of this synth, I compare several sounds between an original MS-20 and the new MS-20 mini."

E-MU Emulator EIII

via this auction

"For auction is the best hardware sampler ever build. Only 2000 made - maybe 1000 still alive.


16 voices, 16x analog filters, sequencer, arpeggiator, 16bit, 33&44,1khz, SMPTE

THIS IS THE SAMPLER, the best ever made, check out the very nice amazona review.
And while the rack version is rarer and does not need the same space,
still it is the KEYBOARD version, that people are looking for .
and you know why.... it is the ultimate analog sampling workstation !

- all 16 (!!!) voices and outputs work fine
- everything works fine, only little signs of use (sticker rest on back)
- display changed for OLED display (looks in real even nicer than on the pictures)
- 8mb version (!!!) (8 mb version has to display : "55,554 4,189,184 1,047,296" )
- internal HD of course with sounds on it
- firmware 1.0, software 2.30
- comes with rare scsi cd drive

- comes also with many libraries ! of sounds on usb stick. there are card readers, that can be installed instead of the flobby drive"

Abstract Data Launches New Website

Check it out:

2015 08 25 boogie-boutique

Published on Aug 25, 2015 boogie-boutique


Ross Electronic Bagpipes Test Drive

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Stexe

"Just got this in the mail last night. 1/8" audio output going to a DAW with added phaser and delay effects, and the Frankensynth (homemade analog modular, in background) providing a low register drone. Oops, almost dropped it!"

Haven't seen one of these since 2009.

Korg MonoPoly analogue synthesizer SN 370957

via this auction

"Korg MonoPoly Analogue synthesiser complete with the original Korg carry case and installed with the superior MidiPoly midi kit."

Evaton Technologies RF Nomad Eurorack Module

via this auction

microBRUTE patch - acid one by jAUF

via microBRUTE patches

Modified TAMA TECHSTAR TS305 Beats.

Published on Aug 25, 2015

"Mods include an LFO with pulse and continuously variable saw up/triangle/saw down outputs, with a LFO range switch that takes its speed well into audio frequencies.

On each of 4 channels theres a percussion decay long/short/constant tone switch, VCO frequency modulation source switch (audio or LFO), LFO waveform switch (pulse or saw/tri), VCO FM amount knob, and a VCO pitch range hi/low switch.

The VCO frequency of each channel can be modulated either using the LFO or the output of the overall audio source selection switch. This rotary switch chooses between sourcing the audio modulation signal from the output of any of the six channels, including the channel being modulated for FM feedback loops, or an external audio input."


Modified TAMA TECHSTAR TS305 drone & cross modulation

Published on Aug 25, 2015

"On this demo the four modded channels are all set to produce a constant tone, and are then their VCO frequencies are modulated with each other and the LFO"

Update: some details on the mods via Circuitbenders where you'll find more pics & info.

"The new version of these mods is based on the previous version, but expands on version one to give more in depth control and a lot more possibilities for modulated analogue percussion weirdness.

The LFO retains the same basic design, but also provides a new range switch that selects between the normal speed settings provided by the previous mods, and a super fast speed range that takes the LFO rate well into audio frequencies for all kind of insane 1950's sci-fi frequency modulation effects. The LFO still outputs pulse and saw/triangle waveforms, but on the new mods you get a separate LFO waveform selection switch on each modded channel, instead of a single overall waveform switch that is applied to all channels simultaneously.

Each modified channel now includes:

Decay range switch: As before, this sets the range of the decay knob, but it now has three positions instead of two. With the switch set upwards the decay knob range of the percussion tones is set to normal. With it switched downwards the range of the knob is extended to take over where the normal range left off at its lowest setting, and give a lot longer decay times at maximum. With the switch in its central position the channel will output a constant VCO tone with the pitch set by the channels tune knob. Any channel with its decay switch set to the tone position can either be kicked into life with a trigger input, or if its left to its own devices the tone volume will eventually rise on its own.

LFO Shape switch: As explained above, this switch selects the VCO LFO waveform independently for each channel. The choices are pulse or saw / triangle

VCO FM Source switch: The VCO frequency of each channel can be modulated either using the LFO, or with an audio source provided by the audio source rotary switch (see below). This switch selects between the two options.

Moded Tama Techstar TS305

VCF FM Amount: This is a new knob on each channel that independently sets the amount of frequency modulation that is applied to that channels VCO. Anything from subtle vibrato or warbling Theremin like tones, to extreme cross modulation effects that wouldn't be out of place on the Forbidden Planet sound track, can be achieved using the VCO FM mod.

Tune Range switch: As before, this sets the range of the VCO tuning knob, but with some minor adjustments to give a better range and response curve than before.

modified Tama Techstar v2

The new audio source rotary switch determines where the input for the audio setting of the channel VCO FM switches is sourced from. The audio modulation signal can be sourced from the output of any channel, or an external audio input. The output of a channel can be used to modulate its own VCO frequency for some bizarre frequency modulation feedback sounds.

The audio output of each channel is sourced before the channels output volume knob, so its entirely possible to do things like setting up one channel to output a constant VCO tone, then turn down the volume on that channel, but still use the that tone to modulate the VCO frequency of other channels. Alternatively you could produce an audible percussion sound on one channel and then use a muted sound on another channel to mutate the first channels sound on accented beats, kind of like you might use a side chain input on a compressor. Use the LFO to slightly modulate the muted sound and you've got an infinite variety of evolving hits and accents."

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth - Ondes (Olympia Noise Co.)

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This week: Ondes from Olympia Noise Co.

Ondes is a fantastic app in my eyes for special playing with synthesis. You can also add it to your modular synthesizer setup

Inspired by early electronic instruments such as the Ondes Martenot and the Theremin, Ondes emulates the fluid playing style of those classic instruments with an interface and synthesis engine firmly grounded in the present day.

Whether you’re gliding through melodies & chord changes or creating dense polyphonic sci-fi soundscapes, Ondes is an instrument unlike any you’ve played before.

Support Synth Anatomy and the app is available here:"

Moog Liberation

via this auction

Roland TB-303 with Devilfish Mods

via this auction

Oberheim OB-12 Mint with New Display

via this auction

Being Boiled again - this time with added metronome

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Pi Synth

Omenie Synth Collection on Raspberry Pi Synth

"Boy oh boy you need to REALLY like the old Human League to survive a subscription to this channel ...

Here is Being boiled yet again, this time being used to demonstrate the improvements in the metronome over the last 24 hours.

First off, the blue pulse that slides along the 32 beats steps has got way smoother and is now in that 'Nails like Butter (™)' zone.

Second, the brightness of the metronome is now under the control of the sequencer. So any time you want a bright metronome, just command it to be brightened. Brightening is instant, fading is IIRd for that 'Smooother than Galaxy Caramel' effect.

And thirdly, and I think finally, the LEDs (or 'LEDs' if you insist) fade-out at a rate driven by the current BPM, in an attempt to maximize the ability to read the beat no matter how fast or slow your track is moving along.

I do have square and round LEDs available, but I much prefer the square ones, you get a giant bar of colour and the ONE just shouts at you."

DSI Pro 2 demo: custom patches 1

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Seen From Space

"The Pro 2 is capable of very aggressive sounds. These patches explore its more ambient side! Using the performance controls, you can morph between analog and digital tones to great effect. Some added reverb from a Lexicon MX300. Look out for part 2 of this demo."

iVCS3 1.5

Published on Aug 25, 2015 Alessandro Petrolati

iTunes: iVCS3 - apeSoft

"+ Essential and Recommended EMS Modifications: + Oscillators Synchronisation + Oscillator 3 Lo/Hi Frequency Switch + Oscillators 1 and 2 VC Shape + Noise Sample & Hold + Envelope Attack/Decay Time Extension + Inverted/Controlled Matrix Red Pins + Joystick Glide"

nonlinearcircuits modded 4seq

Published on Aug 25, 2015 cirtcele

"4seq module modded to switch between different patterns"

RYO - Paths

Published on Aug 25, 2015 DivKidMusic

"Here's 'Paths' from RYO a great 4 in and 4 out switch that can rotate 4 ins to 4 outs at once rather than 1 in to 4 out or 4 ins to 1 out like other switches on offer. There's a hold and reset along with clock of CV controlled modes.

Hit like and subscribe for more videos every week and check the Patreon link to see how you can support my channel."

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