MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

August 9th DIY 200r Jam

Published on Sep 9, 2015 djangosfire

"August 9th, 205 DIY 200r Jam. All sounds via the DIY 200r system. No other processing."

Laurentide SynthWorks - PRM2 Demo (Dual Passive Ring Mod)

Published on Sep 9, 2015 Laurentide SynthWorks

"The PRM2 is a dual passive ring modulator with a twist. There are two toggle switches that are connected to 2 of the 4 diodes (per ring mod). Each toggle controls one + and one - diode. They can be switched off and removed from the circuit. This creates an unbalanced modulation between the audio transformers, lending to some pretty gritty and interesting results. This demo has both diodes switched off. In this configuration, there are a lot more "dead spots" causing a more dramatic rise and fall resulting in more pronounced VCA type modulations.

The PRM 2 is using a Make Noise STO Saw Wave for the Carrier and a Mutable Instruments Braids set to CSAW for the input. The output is fed into Mutable Instruments Streams (Left Channel) which is set to compressor (and maxed out). The Streams output is fed into the Synthroteck Echo and the rate is controlled by a Synthrotek Sequence8. The output of the Echo then goes into a Music Thing Srping Reverb set to about 10 o'clock. Finally it is sent to the Sputnik 6 Channel Mixer.

The drums are a Mutable Instruments Peaks (Kick & Snare) which are mixed with the Manhattan Analog Discrete SVVCF and sent into the right channel of Streams which is also set to Compressor mode (and obviously maxed out). The output is then sent to the the Sputnik Mixer. The individual kick and snare hits are sent untouched to the Sputnik Mixer as well to maintain low-end and shape."

WALDORF NW-1// SPECTRA // Complete Wavetables 00-37

Published on Sep 9, 2015 LESINDES

"I recorded a drone to give you an idea how versatile the factory preset wavetables are, middle octave, in which 1 internal and 3 external LFOs are modulating FOUR basic wave parameters of the Waldorf: TRAVEL (quite slow), BRILLIANCE (fast), POSITION (slowest) and SPECTRUM (medium). I chose very distinct modulator speeds in order to enable you to realize how the different NW-1 paramters interact. PITCH constant and NOISY off."

Metropolis & MS20M

Published on Sep 9, 2015 Morgan Karlsson

"Intellijel metropolis controlling Korg MS20M. Filter rev1 in this recording."

Access Virus Ti2 White Out Synth 61 Key LTD Edition

via this auction

One of 150: "Only 150 units of the Access Virus TI2 WhiteOut Limited Edition Integrated Modeling Synthesizer will be produced and all feature a laser engraved serial number plate on the bottom of the instrument!

The premium-quality Access Virus TI v2 Keyboard synth has 61 semi-weighted keys. The Virus TI features velocity response and aftertouch, and offers pitch and modulatation wheels. All told, The Virus TI v2 Keyboard Total Integration Synthesizer has 32 knobs and 43 buttons that help you manipulate your sound. Among some of the feature highlights are 3 oscillators, 2 independent filters, a 2D modulation matrix, plenty of FX options, an arpeggiator, surround sound output, and more.

Like all members of The Virus TI platform, the Virus TI Keyboard v2 Total Integration synthesizer/controller is the sublime fusion of a 12-year triathlon in sound research, distillation of user input, and the simple desire to create an exceptional instrument. Conceived as a virtual analog synthesizer, it grew into a multi-synthesis workstation, which seamlessly integrates into your production environment using Access' unique Total Integration plug-in technology. This second version edition features 25% more calculating power and a completely redesigned housing. "

EMW - Distance Recorder eurorack module

Published on Sep 9, 2015 EMW Brazil

"First demo of our DISTANCE RECORDER Eurorack module. It can record and play in loop any movement made with your hand or any other object in front of the module (5 to 30cm). It can also operate in Free Mode where it continuously generates CV as a function of the distance of your hand to the sensor. It has an adjustable speed modulation, speed range selection and Sync IN and OUT in loop mode."

ROLI Introduces the Seaboard RISE Two Octave MIDI Controller

Published on Sep 9, 2015 ROLI

"Play it at home, play it on stage, and play whatever sound you want. The Seaboard RISE is a revolutionary instrument that lets musicians touch and shape sound, opening new dimensions of musical expression. Building on the technological breakthroughs of the Seaboard GRAND, the Seaboard RISE is is accessible to all music-makers because of its portability, affordability, and intuitively designed interface. Watch our video to see why the Seaboard RISE will be an indispensable tool for contemporary music makers."

Some initial details via ROLI:

Start in Piano mode and then explore new dimensions of touch interaction

Customise sensitivity to match your own playing style

Create new sonic possiblities by mapping sound parameters to unique gestures

The Seaboard RISE’s five dimensions of touch are easily mapped and can be controlled directly from its unique touch faders. Strike, Glide, Slide, Press, Lift.

A custom-built multi-platform software synthesiser designed exclusively for incredible real-time modulation

The Seaboard RISE comes in a beautiful protective case

MIDI over Bluetooth, battery-powered, less than an inch thick.

Roland/Malekko System-500 Eurorack Module Demo Heading to the Muff Wiggler Store Sept 19

"Mark your Calendars @Roland_US @malekkoheavy 500 Series Eurorack Modules demo Sept 19th at 4 pm at the MW Store"

Amen Br909k for 909 Day

"For #909day, I created the famous Amen Break by the Winstons on my 909 , this was also a test of the software that came with my Saffire pro audio interface (ableton live lite and the scarlett plugin suite)

Feel free to download and use in any projects, but at least give me credit please :)

more pay what you want here:"

Acid Jam (Arron). Roland TB-303/TR-909/Sequential Pro-1

Published on Sep 9, 2015 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Carry on Avin it. Warm up session 1."

Acid Jam (Abi). Roland TB-303/TR-909/Sequential Pro-1

Published on Sep 9, 2015

"Another warm up session for Carry on Avin it 2015"

New Modal Electronics 008 Factory Preset Demos

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Native Instruments Releases REAKTOR 6 - Modular DSP Synth Creation

Uploaded on Sep 9, 2015 Native Instruments

"September 9, 2015, Berlin – Native Instruments today released REAKTOR 6 – the latest version of the acclaimed modular DSP environment at the core of the Native Instruments brand since its release as GENERATOR in 1996. Featuring best-in-class DSP and sound quality, REAKTOR 6 delivers major innovations for instrument builders as well as being the most approachable version of the software for anyone interested in deep sound experimentation. REAKTOR 6 also introduces a major development in Blocks, a set of diverse modules allowing users to create custom synths in the same way a modular synthesizer is patched. REAKTOR 6 now comes at a new, reduced price, making it the most cost effective entry into custom device building to date. REAKTOR 6 is available through the NI Online Shop for $199 / 199 € / ¥ 22,800 / £169 / $AU 279. Special update and educational pricing is also available.

"REAKTOR has represented the cutting edge of electronic sound for nearly two decades, so bringing such an iconic and mature software to the next level is an especially thrilling challenge", says Mate Galic, CTO and President of Native Instruments. "Now our development team cannot wait to see how the REAKTOR community will utilize the new features of version 6 for a new generation of ingenious and novel instrument designs".

Blocks is a new framework in REAKTOR 6, providing the speed and flexibility of modular synth patching combined with the benefits of working in the digital domain. REAKTOR 6 comes bundled with 30 Blocks in several categories, each with a specific purpose. Bento Box Blocks represent the core components of a modular synth setup. Boutique Blocks take inspiration from custom hardware that bring advanced sound shaping to the world of modular synthesis. Digilog Blocks create complex rhythms, process notes, and provide structure in patches. NI All-Star Blocks are single rack-style components of Native Instruments synths such as ROUNDS and MONARK. The world of Blocks will continue to grow as the vibrant REAKTOR community builds and shares new Blocks and Blocks patches – all available for free online at NI’s REAKTOR User Library.

REAKTOR 6 features new enhancements for the advanced builders creating their own synthesizers, effects, and audio devices. Three key additions extend REAKTOR’s workflow efficiency and sampling power at the Core level. Bundled wires are like multicore cables, making intra-level patching cleaner and more elegant. Scoped buses allow ‘wireless’ connectivity across multiple structure levels. The Table Framework feature allows flexible and efficient data sharing throughout REAKTOR, including from Primary to Core levels.

Online education provider Kadenze has developed a comprehensive new university-level course for the REAKTOR community. The course offers freely available content, giving users of all levels a way to expand their skillset when working in REAKTOR. Students will receive an in-depth look into various audio synthesis methods, including additive, subtractive, sampling, wavetable, physical modeling, and granular synthesis, as well as the various types of modulation synthesis. Users can get full accreditation for their studies at additional cost. The first course content will be available in time for the release of REAKTOR 6, with more to follow.

REAKTOR 6 is available now through the NI Online Shop for $199 / 199 € / ¥ 22,800 / £169 / $AU 279.

Owners of previous versions of REAKTOR and students enrolled in educational institutions can upgrade to REAKTOR 6 for $99 / 99 € / ¥ 11,800 / £89 / $AU 149.

Additional information on REAKTOR 6 is available at:"

Snazzy FX: modular song 1

Published on Sep 9, 2015 snazelle

Analogue Systems SORCERER eurorack keyboard 168HP w/MIDI CVGate

via this auction

"ANALOGUE SYSTEMS SORCERER heavy walnut factory builtfully working , in excellent condition, home use only

168 HP eurorack cabinet with:
49 keys keyboard with CV-GATE control over the modules you install
Double Wheel controllers (pitch bend and modulation) module
Analogue Systems RS-230 CV Buffer/Inverter module
MIDI IN OUT THRU sockets on rear panel
Moog internal interface MIDI CV/Gate
Analogue Systems RS 15 Integrator power system 220 Volt"

Quasimidi Sirius Performance Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Kawai K-3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizers with Memory Cart

via this auction

Note the listing states the K3 is a wavetable synth, however it's not in the same sense as the PPG, Waldorf, and Ensoniq implementations where you can scan through waveforms in a wavetable. On the K3 you select a static digital waveform which gets process through an analog filter per voice, much like on KORG's DW8000. The K3 has an SSM based analog filter vs. CEM. Many consider the SSM to be smoother sounding. I believe the K3 has rudimentary additive synthesis which allows you to create a single user waveform. This is a nice sound digital analog hybrid.

Vintage Tama DS 200 Drum Synth SN 200542

via this auction

"Original Tama Drum Synthesizer. Item has been tested and is in full working order. Cosmetically the unit is in very good condition. No dents. There is some light wear on the top, front and sides from general use and age. There is also some remnants of tape residue on the front and top (please see pics)."

New AnalogKit Synth Builder for iPad

iTunes: AnalogKit - Bitcount ltd.

"AnalogKit lets you play, share, and build synths and effects in an incredible digital playground.

A music hacker's paradise, Analogkit is designed to be enjoyed by both seasoned synth aficionados and curious cable-wranglers. Whether you're into built-from-scratch effects pedals, synths, vocoders or even DIY games, AnalogKit allows you to build nearly anything you can dream of.

• Piece together controls, effects and signal generators into any gear you can imagine.
• 50+ included core components that can be combined to create endless possibilities of sounds.
• Share your creations with the community via the built-in Swap Meet, or browse, live-preview, and download gear built by other users.
• Compatible with many external audio interfaces so you can run AnalogKit as an effects board for mics, guitars, and other analog instruments.
• Full USB, Bluetooth, and WiFi MIDI support to let you use your favorite external controllers
• Advanced optimization algorithms enable you to run tens of thousands of basic modules in real-time on a modern iPad.
• State of the art anti-aliased oscillators provide the most authentic sound sources digital synthesis can offer.
• All the favorite toys from modular analog synths as well as digit logic components so you can build all the hybrid franken-synths your hardware modular friends could only dream of.

Under the hood, AnalogKit is anything but a toy. The process of putting things together with Analogkit is nothing less than an exploration of digital audio creation that's both revealing and powerful.

Like a supercharged electronics project kit, Analogkit lets you combine and wire things up in any way you want, rather than having to settle for adjusting settings on existing gear. Depending on what components you choose, it can be both a trippy generative app that's easy to lose hours with, or nimble and precise tool for building custom setups quickly.

Analogkit takes full advantage of its digital nature and lets you literally hook anything into anything, chain together as many of a thing as you like, and finally experiment like a kid again ...a kid that happens to have the best audio toy to come to the iPad yet."

Dijkstar RiDrum THC-01 Demo - Vlog 07

Published on Sep 8, 2015 djophidianofficial

Kickstarter page:

System Tutorial: Multi-Channel Sequencing

Published on Sep 9, 2015 MAKEN0ISE

"One advantage of a modular system is the ability to create related or unrelated movements and changes that occur alongside each other. A great example is the two control voltage outputs of René."

Logan/Hohner String Melody II Repair Project

Published on Sep 9, 2015 gstormelectro

"All video and audio by G-Storm Electro c.2015

ELECTRONICS REPAIR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO INJURE, CAUSE FIRE, AND DEATH. ALWAYS TURN OFF AND UNPLUG ANY DEVICE BEFORE ATTEMPTING REPAIRS. Do not attempt electrical repairs unless you are qualified and have adequate skills and experience. ALWAYS exercise safety first. This video was generated for educational learning purposes only. There is no shame in taking your instrument to a qualified professional for peace of mind.

Today I'm repairing a vintage string synthesizer. All the G# notes were dropping out due to some intermittent problem. Intermittent issues, due to their nature of coming and going, can be difficult to track down. Luckily for me the String Melody II is relatively easy to service, even without any schematics, with a little background knowledge in how string synthesizers work.

Normally I would start at the power supply, but I have already serviced that area and know it is functioning properly. Since all of the G# notes are experiencing problems, I begin investigating the Master Oscillator. The Master Oscillator, similar to organs from the 70s, generates all the notes for the top octave. These frequencies are generated all the time regardless if keys are pressed. These top octave frequency voltages are wired to another large PCB located under the keybed, which is responsible for dividing down the notes for all the lower octaves."

Mutable Instruments - Bugbrand - Gieskes - Doepfer etc

Published on Sep 9, 2015 isvisible / isinvisible

"Frames in quad oscillator mode, lfo speed - Gate out to Braids along with some modulation to create formant sounds.
Frames gate out - Bugbrand PT Delay switching between two delays.
Braids - Gieskes DEP2b - Bugbrand PT Delay. End.

Frames gate out - clocking the Klee and 4MS SCM.
Klee voltage - Frames and Braids.
4MS SCM - Soundmaster SR88 bass drum, snare and hi-hat - Intellijel Springray. End.

4MS SCM - clocking Doepfer A-155 and A-152
Doepfer A-155 - voltage in on T&H section of A-152.
Doepfer A-152 - T&H's out to 4 Doepfer A-110 oscillators.
Doepfer A-110 - four Doepfer filters - mixed - SynthTech E580 Delay - Tip Top Z-DSP - Shimmer reverb. End. - melodic - less melodic"

Liquid (Revisted) - A4 / Octatrack / Virus TI / Minitaur

Published on Sep 9, 2015 11brassmonkey11

- Elektron Analog 4
- Elektron Octatrack
- Eventide SPACE
- Access Virus TI2 Polar
- Moog Minitaur

(Recorded directly in to Logic X with an Apogee Duet - Raw export)

Working towards an EP at the moment and thought this would be fun to share, no drums yet.. :D"

Synth Magic Quadra Overview

Published on Sep 9, 2015 SPFXsynthesisers
Re-Published on Nov 9, 2015

VGM #49: The Mines of Narshe (Final Fantasy VI) Ft. Soundole VGM Covers

Published on Sep 9, 2015 Ace Waters

"I am playing through Final Fantasy VI finally, and I got some major inspiration from the music from the town Narshe. Every time I end up there I just have to stop and take in the music. Had Peter of Soundole VGM Covers help me out with the jazzy leads. I hope you enjoy!"

Jupiter Clone @ Synamiitti 2015 Part 1

Published on Sep 9, 2015 tiergrinder

"I brought my Jupiter Clone to Synamiitti (Synth meet) 2015 in Turku Finland, and recorded some videos while people where testing out the JP clone.

Sorry for the poor quality audio and shaky cam. Videos are shot with Iphone and I recorded audio with portable audio recorder. Levels were bit off so there is some clipping."

Rheyne - Live Jam #129

Published on Sep 9, 2015 Rheyne

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

Reamped Drums Sound pack for Analog Rytm

Published on Sep 9, 2015 Elektron

"Reamped Drums is based on a series of recording sessions with Bombastik Drum Recordings, using the most exquisite vintage drum sets, amps and mics: Orange & Craviotto, Marshall and Neumann, to name just a few. If you want your Analog Rytm to punch, squeal and sizzle – old school studio style – this pack is for you. Along with the 142 samples, you get 16 demo patterns, 16 kits and some scene and performance macros thrown in for good measure."

West Coast Bach XV

Published on Sep 9, 2015 ngarjuna

"XV. Gigue
English Suite #6 (BWV 811)
Johann Sebastian Bach

We all know Bach on the East Coast synthesizer...but sometimes he just likes to lay low on the West side. Make Noise/Intellijel/4ms voice"

Sonic LAB: Yamaha ReFace DX Synth

Published on Sep 9, 2015 sonicstate

"We take a look at the FM Synthesis focussed Reface DX, one of the new Yamaha ReFace range.
its a 4 operator FM synth with 8 voice polyphony, twin effects and a phrase looper."

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