MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Yamaha Reface DX with midiPal arpeggiator demo from Warstat :o)=

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Druweed

Synthadoodle [Best TARDIS Emulation]

Published on Sep 15, 2015 FatSynthDude

Listen for the TARDIS. It comes in briefly just after the beginning for three short cycles. Not sure if it was intentional, but there it is. Likely the best TARDIS emulation I've heard to date. Some great sounds/textures in this one overall. Man I love sound.

Reaktor 6 Patch - Krell 01 by Mark Mosher

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Mark Mosher

I went for the Reaktor upgrade. This my first patch - of course a Krell-like patch :^) It's a simple but fun use of a Monark oscillator frequency modulating a bento box oscillator. I've got an LFO modulating an LFO which modulates the pitch of Monark OSC + delay time of a Rounds Delay."

Unrealistic Vibrating Particles

Published on Sep 14, 2015 GoldbabySamples

Some nice synth spotting towards the end of this one.

"Sample pack available now: Watch at 720p or higher for better audio quality."

"Some of the gear used:

Synths: Wave PPG, SH-101, Juno-6, Prophet-6, Pro-2, Bass Station2, PERfourMER Mk2, Leipzig-S, MG-1, Vintage MS20, Shruthi-1, Analog Dub Siren, Reaktor and more...

Effects: Eventide H3500, Strymon TimeLine, BigSky, Mobius, Mutronics Mutator, UBK Fatso, Reaktor, Analog Damage plug-ins, Valhalla plug-ins and more..."

KOE raw sounds1

Published on Sep 15, 2015 atomolab

"Hello World! these are some raw sounds from the AtomoSynth KOE synth voice eurorack module, No effects or processing added."

AtomoSynth on eBay

Roland JD-XA Hybrid Digital Analog Synth with Original Box

via this auction

Rare Tones Logo ARP 2600 Rev.2 Synthesizer with 3620 Rev. 4 Keyboard

SN 14616 via this auction

"Vintage Rare ARP Square Tones Logo Rev.2 2600 Synthesizer with the 3620 Rev. 4 Keyboard

This ARP has the pre-law suit 4012 'Moog' filter.

Oscillator 2 is still the original build but oscillator 1 and 3 have been re-built on perf boards to the exact spec of the originals and sound amazing. This ARP system has been used in a functioning recording studio until this listing and is fully functional. Looking for that low thick, fat sound and highend keyboard tones this ARP has them and more.

* ARP 2600
* ARP 3620 orange graphics keyboard
* Original owner's manual and a printed one off the internet"

Technosaurus Microcon II SN TMII-2239 with Owners Manual

via this auction

"The Microcon is a modern-day little analog monophonic synthesizer module emulating the simple design and sound of classic Roland TB-303 and SH-101 synths. They are made by Technosaurus, a Swiss company best known for their high-end Selector modular synths. It is handmade using the same discrete circuits found in its bigger brothers.

The Microcon is a totally analog table-top synth module that's slightly smaller than the original TB-303. It has one main oscillator capable of either sawtooth or square waveforms, just like the TB-303. The addition of a sub-oscillator is more like SH-101, which can help beef up your bass sounds. The analog lowpass filter is switchable as either 2-pole (12dB/oct) or 4-pole (24dB/oct), which is better than the TB-303 or SH-101 offered. The LFO can modulate the filter cutoff frequency with either triangle or square wave and the VCO can be modulated by square or triangle waves. Simple attack and decay envelope controls and a Glide effect round out this fairly simple to use and highly affordable 303 clone. The Microcon only uses CV and Gate for being controlled externally.

The Microcon II adds MIDI, making this cool little mono-synth available to the masses! The Microcon II has all of the features of the original, but adds MIDI IN for performance and control of parameters such as accent, cutoff frequency and glide. Also new are a filter input to process external signal sources, CV/Gate outputs added, and the Microcon II can be used as a midi to CV converter for other CV/GATE gear."

Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer SN 134296

via this auction

"The Kawai K3 is a typical Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer representative of those mid-80's synthesizers.

This synth has membrane buttons, an Alpha Dial which is used to edit the extensive selection of parameters and a six-voice hybrid sound engine. The hybrid sound engine consists of two wave table oscillators, a VCF and a VCA per voice. The LED display is nice and large for easy viewing."

Ensoniq SQ-80 Cross Wave Synthesizer

via this auction

An ESQ-1 with extra waveforms and polyphonic aftertouch. Digital oscillators with analog filters.

VLOG-L ANA - SLR Magic 2x Stacked Diopter macro - Korg Trident MK1

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Eyepatch Entertainment

"Just installed Vlog-L and pointed it at the nearby Trident. Even at 5.6, with stacked diopters it makes the focus plane very very small.
The Olympus 50mm and the SLR Magic 2x anamorphic adapter together make for a nice vintage looking anamorphic combonation
Olympus 50mm 1.4 @ 5.6
Red Epic MX Redfilmlog LUT"

Teletype Studies Part 6

Teletype Studies Part 6 from tehn on Vimeo.

Access Virus TI Polar Synthesizer

via this auction

Buchla 292e as Ringmodulator

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Ebotronix

Buchla System #1
261e Modulation Oscillator to 292e control voltage input
261e Principal Oscillator sine to 292e signal input
225e channel E Sequence
Sherman Filterbank 2
Lexicon MPX 100
Rane SM 26, Rocktron Rack Interface²
Make Noise Format Jumper
Yamaha MCS 2, KX 25 Arpeggio
mackie the mixer²
Hameg Dual Trace Oscilloscope HM 312-8
vid # 1383

Modular Music Days 2015 - SynthPop Performance

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"Modular Music Days 2015 was a modular Synthesizer event in Linz (Austria)."

Yamaha Reface DX Introduces New Implementation of FM Synthesis

The Yamaha Reface DX is a 4-op FM synth rather than 6-op like the DX-7, or 8-op like the FS1R.   If you interested in the FM engine only, you might wonder why you would pick the Reface DX rather than one of its perceivably more powerful forebearers.  The reason is, not all ops are the same.  If you are unfamiliar with FM synthesis, operators (ops) are essentially oscillators. They can be configured in different ways (algorithms) to modulate one another, or not.  In the image to the left the square operator produces sound while the circle operators modulate.  3 modulates 2 which in turn modulates 1. 4 modulates 1 directly.  You adjust the modulation levels for each, which in turn, modulates the sound you hear.  So why would you want a 4-op synth when you can have a 6-op or 8-op engine? Well, not all operators are equal. The DX-7 only had sine waves for operators while the 4-op TX81Z had a total of 8 shapes to pick from. With the additional waveforms you were able to create sounds not possible on the DX-7.

So, I was curious if the new Reface DX used only sine waves like the original DX7, or if it included the additional waveforms found in the TX81Z. I reached out to Yamaha.  It turns out it does something completely different. According to Yamaha, the Reface DX is "different from any previous FM system, each operator in the reface DX has a continuously variable feedback loop. Positive amounts of feedback (up to a value of 128) add square wave harmonics to the waveform. Negative values add sawtooth type harmonics to the operators waveform."

So there you have it.  The Reface DX introduces a new implementation for FM synthesis in a compact form factor.

Update: You can see it at 5:24 in Sonic State's demo video here. The operators appear to smoothly transition between square wave and sawtooth.

Update2: and here it is under "4. [FB] (Feedback) button" on page 19 of the manual. Note this is different then operator level and frequency which you can see are covered before it.

Update3: For reference I added an image of the TX81Z waveforms via here.  I have no idea of the Reface DX variable waveform can reproduce these and if so what values on the DX would translate to each.

Regardless, the subtle variations you can get between waveforms on the Reface DX should prove interesting.

New Tip Top Audio Z-DSP - PhysMod Chip Demo by Surachai

"Running through 7 of 8 programs on the PhysMod chip coming soon."

Modular Music Days 2015 - Andras Eichstaedt Performance

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"Modular Music Days 2015 was a modular Synthesizer event in Linz (Austria).
This is a part of the performance of Andras Eichstaedt"

Roland SH-3A, Strymon Flint

Published on Sep 15, 2015 artisanloyalist's channel

"Vintage Roland SH-3A synthesizer through some reverb on the Strymon Flint"

Roland Juno 106 Analog Synthesizer, Fully Serviced with Original Box

via this auction

"This is a classic Roland Juno Analog Synthesizer. This Synthesizer is in exceptional condition and comes in its original factory box and packing with the original owners manuals. The colors on this synthesizer are vibrant and unfaded. All the control sliders are intact and have no missing caps. The keyboard keys are unfaded, unbroken and without scratches. To make sure that this Juno plays as good as it looks we sent it to our professional technician to have it fully serviced. The service included professionally reconditioning and calibrating all 6 voice chips. This is an absolutely necessary service when owning this model Juno. The service also included replacing the AC jack with a 3 prong outlet, replaced the old battery with user replaceable batteries, reloading of all the factory programs, replaced any intermittent switches, and a full cleaning of all slider controls, pots and switches. We also provide a 14 day return policy to protect you against any merchandise defects. This is the 117V U.S version keyboard. Included with this great synthesizer is the AC power cord, original owners manuals, a CD containing the original factory programs, all packed in the original factory box."

Moog Memorymoog Plus Synthesizer SN 2720

via this auction


Published on Sep 15, 2015 LESINDES

"Here is the WALDORF NW-1 Eurorack module with a littel help from its friends which I consider Mutable Instruments CLOUDS and the Buchla White LOPASS GATE. Quiet Ambient is the result."

Synth Porn at Knobcon 2015

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Henry Birdseye Jr.

"So much to lust after."

Make Noise Spiratone Overview Video

Overview video added to this post.

How to patch a modular analog Synthesizer in an unconventional way!

Published on Sep 15, 2015 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

Unconventional for stand alone synths. The beauty of a modular is that you can essentially patch anything anywhere. In this video Bernie patches in spring reverb and a phaser in different locations in the signal path.

"Ralph Baumgartl is asking Bernd-Michael Land about his way of patching an analog modular synthesizer system. He's sharing some of his own tips and tricks on how to think outside the box and how to patch the various synthesizer modules in an unorthodox way. Great inspiration for everybody who's using a modular synthesizer and all fans of 'berlin school of electronic music'."

New Roland JUNO-DS61/JUNO-DS88 Synthesizers – Simply Creative

Published on Sep 15, 2015 RolandChannel

"Whether you're working on a song idea in your room, recording a track in the studio, or playing a gig on stage, the lightweight JUNO-DS61/JUNO-DS88 synthesizers will inspire creativity and take your music wherever you go. Singer/songwriter Aquile and his band give you a glimpse of just that in this short clip.

For more details about

- Includes all the sounds from the popular JUNO-Di, plus newly updated acoustic and electric pianos, additional organs, and other stage essentials
- Wave expansion slot enables users to download new sound waveforms, available for free at Roland’s Axial website
- Sample import function for playing user WAV files on the JUNO-DS61’s keyboard
- Easy sound manipulation and editing with hands-on knobs and sliders
- Eight Phrase Pads for triggering samples and audio songs stored on USB memory
- Mic input and dedicated Reverb, Vocoder, and Auto Pitch effects for impressive vocal performances
- Intuitive eight-track pattern sequencer with non-stop recording for quickly developing song ideas
USB audio/MIDI and DAW Control mode

TB-303 emulation on STM Cortex M4

Published on Sep 14, 2015 Acidcoder

"VA TB-303 synthesizer running on the STM32F4 discovery board."

Update: the emulation is based on the Acidcode ML-303. Acidcoder was actually involved in the firmware coding for the Acidcoder.

Elka Rhapsody 610 & Korg Ax 300g

Published on Sep 14, 2015 lookapi

"Elka Rhapsody 610 & Korg Ax 300g soundcheck
Live @ Petit Rigolo Records


Roland to Release Jupiter-8, JX-3P, and Juno-106 Mini Synths? - Roland Boutique Teaser

Published on Sep 15, 2015 RolandChannel

"What is Roland Boutique?"

In the video we see Roland Jupiter-8, JX-3P, and Juno-106 followed by three mini synths for 2015.

Create Digital Music took a screen shot of the mini synths and enhanced them:

Based on the size and digital emulations in the AIRA System-1, these will likely be digital as well. Create Digital Music made a good point that there is no AIRA green in these.  Along with the mini keys, that would imply that they are likely not going to be part of the AIRA line, but then why not make them available for the System-1m as well?  Note that the JD-Xi and JD-Xa with the red color scheme have some analog in them.  So what do you think?

Make Noise Spiratone - Shepard Tone Generator for the tELHARMONIC

Published on Sep 15, 2015 MAKEN0ISE

The Sipratone is not a new module or firmware but rather an existing implementation of the tELHARMONIC.

via Make Noise

"The Spiratone is a form of Shepard Tone generator. It is a sonic barber pole that creates the auditory illusion of a tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet ultimately seems to get no higher or lower.

It occupies the same space as the tELHARMONIC. To find it, have nothing patched to D-Gate and HOLD H-LOCK for 5 seconds. The sound will dramatically change... you've found the Spiratone inside your tELHARMONIC.
Multi Voice Shepard Tone generator inspired by Jean-Claude Risset 'Computer Suite from Little Boy: Fall,' 1968 & James Tenney "For Ann (rising)," 1969

CENTROID sets spacing of the oscillators

INTERVAL allows for complete control of modulation depth and direction

FLUX adds random pitch flucuations

6 octaves of continuous 1V/ Octave pitch control

4 octaves of quantized pitch control

DEGREE Modulation able to be synchronized by clock or gate via D-Gate input

Gate Out completes the conversation between Spiratone and rest of system!

Utilizes High performance DSP hardware with 24bit, 48kHz codec, 32 bit floating point processing

Reasonable power consumption

Pairs well with Optomix"

Modal 008 - Sound Demo by Mefistophelees


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