MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A few Sequential Circuits Drumtraks patterns


Published on Dec 23, 2015 SynthMania

"A few Sequential Circuits Drumtraks patterns - sorry for the change in light when I move my arm, I'm not sure what happened, as I had the camera exposure locked in manual mode."

CHRISTMASTIDE on an RCA theremin


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Peter Pringle

"This Christmas song in the traditional style was written for soprano Jessye Norman by composer Donald Fraser, and lyricist Jane McCulloch. It is called CHRISTMASTIDE but is also knows as 'Jessye's Carol'.

In this video I am playing the song on the 1929 RCA theremin once owned by the late 'Hollywood thereminist', Dr. Samuel Hoffman."

Frostwave Fat Controller Analog/MIDI Sequencer


via this auction

"If you are looking at this you probably know what it is and what it is capable of. Discontinued and somewhat rare 16 step sequencer for analog synths etc. Has MIDI and DIN sync and provides some unique features not found on any other gear. Check around the web for literature and full specs. Works as it should and includes the US wall wart adaptor."

Roland JX-8P - Exploring the Presets - MIDIVERSE - TV


Published on Dec 23, 2015 MIDI-VERSE TV

"Welcome to MIDIVERSE - TV, on this episode of exploring the presets we'll be sitting down with an Roland JX-8P Synthesizer."

Synthrotek MST 84hp Complete Voice Eurorack System - World Premier Demo!


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Genshi Media Group

"This is a first quick look at the new, forthcoming, Synthrotek MST 84hp Complete Voice System. The video is in two parts; Part One is Raw and Experimental, with no effects and no sequencers, just the Complex Envelopes affecting the VCOs. Part Two shows the System in a more musical context and under control of the Arturia MiniBrute via MIDI. Delay and Reverb are added half way through the second part to show how it sounds musically. More videos coming soon! A 104hp system is coming soon as well. For further information about these systems go to - http://www.synthrotek.com"

4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator SMR


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Moog Theremin 4ms SMR No U may not have an altoid pizza face noid"

Jingle Bells (Roland AIRA ACID mania mix)


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Calle Nilsson

"Jingle Bells in various tempos.
With Roland AIRA TR8 and Roland AIRA TB3."

Yuletide


Published on Dec 23, 2015 ikjoyce

"Festive blinkenlights! :-)

This is a self-playing patch on my modular, with no external sequencing.

Track is also available here:
https://soundcloud.com/ikjoyce/yuletide"

Chimera BC 16 Patchable Synthesizer SN *1S6E4T*


via this action

"If you know about this synth, you know it's not easy to get one. The inventor is eccentric to say the least and wait times were in the realm of years. Still, he did make quite an interesting synth. Fully patchable. Has MIDI, including an arpeggiator. This one comes with 10 patch cables, a signal inverter, 1/4" TS output cable, and hex key for the battery compartment. Uses 6 AAA batteries (not included). There are vids on YouTube and you can find the PDF manual for more info. One of the rubber feet has moved a bit, but it's still firmly attached."

Roland TB-303 Bassline Analog Synthesizer + Original bag, Manual & extras


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 0880


via this auction

"J-Wire Fuly Serviced"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 0228 J with Gligli Upgrade


via this auction

"Up for sale is our superb Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 analogue polysynth installed with the essential GliGli upgrade. This upgrade transforms the P600 into the great synth it always promised to be with superb filter and envelope response plus many additional features and improvements.

Featuring 12 analogue oscillators (2 per voice), analogue filter, poly mod section (also seen on the prophet 5), six voice unison, chord hold and arpeggiator. Packed full of the same classic CEM hardware that features in the Pro One and Prophet 5, this synth has a big, powerful and flexible sound."

Volca Sample - Techno Twins


Published on Dec 23, 2015 bananepoep

"Just a short Volca Sample twin oldshool techno jam.
Not perfect but i just had to share i hope you'll like it."

Synth cover of Threshold by the Steve Miller Band


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Eric Mauro

"My live cover of the Steve Miller Band's Threshold, which is the intro to his hit Jet Airliner. Steve originally used an Arp Odyssey for the original version."

Roland MC-909 demo


Published on Dec 23, 2015 AiynZahevSounds

"#Roland I had one of these for a short time, had some fun with it! This demo is not totally untouched, I did some 2-bus processing, but all the sounds and effects and mixing are done on the MC909. I think it can sound better than this, especially if you were to process individual channels, but this demo is at least another demonstration online that might help people decide if they want one. It's a great, but not perfect, groovebox, and I was surprised by how deep it's architecture is."

Mike's SCI Pro One Restoration (Part 2)


Published on Dec 23, 2015 synthpro

"Hi Everyone,

This is a look at a Pro One I restored for Mike.

It had many problems as you can see from the part 1 video.

Thanks for watching and Merry Christmas to all.

Sincerely,
Jareth"

Part 1 here.

AniModule Multi-Band BitCrushing Percussion via ShNoiZe SOB and M1xXOR


Published on Dec 23, 2015

"Check'em Out @ http://www.animodule.com/"

TB-3 TR-8 System-1 Promars Plugout MB33 Retro Live Performance


Published on Dec 23, 2015 kvfive .

"Live jam with the Arturia Beatstep Pro, Microbrute, Roland System-1, TB-3, TR-8 and the MAM MB33 Retro - Enjoy :)"

Clouds - old Romanian Christmas Carols


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Alba Ecstasy

"This old Christmas Carols is very close to my heart and it reminds me of my childohood. Even this is the third time today when I put my hands on the Clouds (ha!) I feel to share with you my begginer experience with it especially on this Christmas song!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Song: Din an in an - Colinde Manastirea Putna
Alba Ecstasy"

New Cream Mobile for iPad Released


iTunes: Cream Mobile

"The world's best software arpeggiator is now available as an iPad application.

Kirnu Cream Mobile is a very powerful MIDI performer music application for iPad.
This version is almost identical to the plugin version except the mobile version includes internal synthesizer and single drum track.
Mobile version also has only one arpeggiator track by default. If needed, the rest three tracks can be purchased separately with in-app-purchase option.

This version can open plugin version presets and vise versa.

Features
- 4 independent tracks (One track available by default. Other can be added via IAP)
- 12 patterns per track
- Very powerful internal 2 OSC synthesizer FOR EVERY 4 TRACKS
- Two different views: Classic and quick edit view.
- Live Keyboard, Chord Memory and Pattern Sequencer sections.
- Sample accurate MIDI engine.
- Easy to use note hold mode with transpose and bypass functionality.
- Presets are compatible with the plugin version.

- Powerful Pattern Step Data Section:
- Tool section enables easy data editing.
- All data sections are independent from each other.
- Data sections can be looped with several different loop modes.
- Chord memory section enables different chords to be used in every step.
- Sequencer section enables sequencing the notes.
- Accent, order, gate, accent, transposition, note divide, note shift.
- 8 CC controls in each pattern.

- MIDI learn for all knob controls.
- Control Zone for changing most important parameters via external keyboard or MIDI events.
- Audiobus (generator) support
- MIDI sync with host and slave mode

- And lots of more

With Cream Mobile it’s very easy to create catching lead parts, bouncing bass lines, swinging drums and lots of other cool stuff. The only obstacle is your imagination :)

Cream Mobile isn't like any traditional MIDI arpeggiator or sequencer. It's a lot more. With simple and clever design it has been made easy to learn and operate. You can easily create cool performances by tweaking only couple of controls. If this is not enough for you there are so many ways you can control Cream that you never feel bored with it.

Kirnu Cream is good for everybody; hobbyists, professionals, producers, composers, mamas, papas... whoever needs a good MIDI performer to make their songs PERFECT!

If you are sick and tired of conventional MIDI arpeggiators, performers, sequencers you should try Cream and see yourself how it differs from the rest."

River Creative Technology Crux and Nucleus Eurorack Modules

Two new eurorack modules from new eurorack maker River Creative Technology.

Crux Dual voltage controlled amplifier with discrete OTA core:

"dual VCA around discrete transistor OTA core

switchable linear or exponential VCA response

switchable between Audio (AC) and CV (DC) use

starts to pleasantly saturate beyond levels of 10Vpp (clips at 20Vpp)

envelope (unipolar) and modulation (bipolar) CV inputs

smart normalization of unused envelope inputs to allow for full-range bipolar modulation

Design overview

After overlooking VCAs for many years, I began to appreciate the huge range of functions they can serve up. They’re really everywhere, in simple loudness contouring circuits, tremolo effects, tone controls, filters, overdrives, mixers, amplitude modulators, panners, cross-faders, and CV performance controllers. I also learned that VCAs put their subtle signature on the overall sound of an instrument.

The VCAs in the Crux are built around newly designed operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) circuits, built from discrete transistors. If you need a super-accurate VCA, this is not for you. However, if you appreciate the warm and lively nature of discrete electronics, the Crux will serve you well.

A phrase often used among modular musicians is “you can never have enough VCAs”. Probably followed by “I need more rack space”. That’s why the Crux is a compact module, simple and straight, a short signal path, and no frills. As there are no frills, there’s little fancy text here. It can do what a VCA does. It can do it twice. It can do it linearly or exponentially, and does it on audio or CV. And that’s it!"

Nucleus Voltage controlled filter with discrete OTA core:

"designed around discrete transistor OTA cores

switchable resonance character with optional ‘Solid bass’ behaviour.

switchable filter slope: 12 or 24dB/Oct

pleasantly saturating input stage and resonance with higher levels

linear and exponential FM options

envelope and modulation inputs with independent attenuvertors

soft-touch knobs and quality hardware (mostly Alps)

Design overview

After discovering analog synths, modulars and the beautiful original and cloned analog filters of Moog, Korg, Roland, Sequential, and the likes I felt I wanted to try something a little different and see if I could come up with something that sounds unique and musical in its own right, rather than being a retake on proven circuits from the past. Furthermore, I was hoping to overcome dependency on (nearly) obsolete components, and benefit from the quality of modern components.

The core of the Nucleus contains a newly designed operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) circuit, built from discrete transistors. While there are technically superior alternatives, a discrete circuit excels in providing a warmer and more lively sound.

My wish was to make the sound of the Nucleus as versatile as possible. After studying many different filters to identify the key to their unique sound, I decided to include a filter slope switch (12 or 24 dB/oct), and a resonance character switch with three distinct modes (see box).

In each of these modes, the low-frequency resonance behaviour can be further tailored with the ‘Solid bass’ feature, cleaning and firming up the low-end, or leaving it to boldly resonate.

Resonance character:

Neutral – Classic resonance, reminiscent of vintage 4-pole designs. Inherently with a loss of low-end at high resonance.

Q-comp – Similar to neutral, but compensated for loss of low-end. Providing a firm and stable resonant sound, with slightly different saturation character.

K-style – The beefiest of all modes, with a thick mid range and fat low-end, and an aggressive resonant sound.
nucleus_mod

Concluding the design, I added a variety of modulation options for linear and exponential frequency modulation (FM), envelope modulation, and keyboard tracking (1V/Oct)."

fourMulator random madness


Published on Dec 10, 2015 vermonagear

"Two fourMulator modules are used as sequencers to drive a simple reverberated drum patch. Mainly the random wave outputs of the fourMulator modules are used which causes sudden and sometimes drastic changes while always keeping touch to the master clock and therefor remaining musical."

Hohner Bass 2 vintage analogue Bass Synthesizer SN 782553


via this auction

"This sounds great , big funky bass sounds , very analog !"

Radek live at Bells N Whistles Crackles N Pops 2015


Published on Dec 23, 2015 DivKidVideo

"Radek live with a couple of panels of Serge modular and some Elektron devices. Nice to hear some of the same sounds and ideas used at the Leeds event (video here - ) used in a different context this time."

Random Source Serge Resonant EQ Eurorack Kits at Thonk



"Serge Resonant EQ - bokeh

Exploring the resonant side of the Serge Resonant EQ (R*S edition for Eurorack, layering 2 live recordings, each basically using nothing but the EQ:
- Perc track was made by running a pulse from a DUSG into Input 1 and each 4th of those pulses (using a Pulse Divider) into Input 2 and playing with the 10 bands and the Feedback knob / Phase switch
- Drone track uses the normal (triangle) out for Input 1 and the Gate out from the same DUSG (running in Cycle mode as an oscillator) - again only playing with the bands and feedback.

Listen on good speakers at high volume :-)"


via Thonk

"We hadn’t expected to have these kits finalised before Xmas… but we do! We are only producing a limited run of these right now as they are very time-consuming to produce. Click through to purchase."

"The RESONANT EQUALIZER (EQ) is a unique ten-band filter designed specifically for electronic sound synthesis and processing. Except for the top and bottom frequency bands, the bands are spaced at an interval of a major seventh. The Resonant Equalizer is designed to produce formant peaks and valleys similar to those in acoustic insstruments.

There are three equalized outputs: the two COMB outputs provide the sums of the two alternate filter bands, while the two top outputs are the (identical) mix of all filter bands. Please note that there is no sharp separation between the bands, moving any frequency knob will have an influence on both COMB outputs. This equalizer is special in that the bands can be set to be resonant: when the knobs are in the middle position, the response at the main EQ Output is flat. When the knobs are positioned between the 9 and 3 o’clock position, up to 12 db of boost or cut is set at the band. If the knob is set beyond the 3 o’clock position, the band will become resonant, simulating the natural resonance of acoustic instrument formant structures. Below the 9 o’clock position, increased band rejection is achieved.

The Random*Source version of the filter is a licensed and authorized adaption of the legendary Serge equalizer for Eurorack. It adds an input mixer with 2 inputs that can be built/used to attenuate or amplify/distort the input signal(s) before they are sent into the EQ and a Feedback section (knob and phase switch) which allows to feed back the output signal or the inverted output signal (depending on the Phase switch). Adding inverted feedback leads to phase cancellation effects – unlike the “normal” feedback, level decreases and the signal thins out.

Now – licenced by Serge – the legendary EQ is available as DIY kit for Eurorack."

Mother 32 meets Voyager & Little Phatty - Test


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Old Beats

"Control Voltage connection and communication with other members of the Moog family. Only CV no Midi.
Gear:
Moog Mother 32
Minimoog Voyager
Moog Little Phatty
TC Electronics Hall of Fame Reverb
Download Patch Sheets here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_UN..."

MoonSatellite in Studio (Song #5)


Published on Dec 23, 2015 MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"The last gift for this year ;-)"

Tentacles Lab 0004 (Eurorack + OT + AK)


Published on Dec 22, 2015 Tentacles

"Listen & Share on Spotify & Bandcamp.
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1nQHf...
http://tentaclesband.bandcamp.com

http://www.tentaclesband.com/

Gear used:
-Eurorack arpeggio: Ladik VCO1, Doepfer A110-1, A106-5, Mutable Instruments Peaks
-Little bass: Elektron Analog Keys
-Sequencing, drums and effects: Elektron Octatrack

Mastered with Logic with minimum effects.

In this Lab 0004 we use our new Eurorack synth. It's still very simple, but is sounds great! We tried to make a tune with only a few elements, but still with structure and something interesting to say.

This is our musical laboratory, a place to cook new compositions, where we experiment with our music toys. Some of them will end in our albums, some not. Time will tell..."

Merry Christmas from zmors modular


Published on Dec 23, 2015 sven braun

- made with zmors modular synth app on ipad
- full synth patch (subtractive + kps, no samples)
https://itunes.apple.com/app/zmors-mo...
thanks Aaron for cut&fx

Merry Christmas Frohe Weihnachten Прекрасного Рождества Joyeux Noël


Published on Dec 23, 2015 RetroSound

PPG WaveTV

"Merry Christmas
Frohe Weihnachten
Прекрасного Рождества
Joyeux Noël
wishes RetroSound

thanks for watching, the kind comments and the support in 2015. :)

Music knows no borders!

RetroSound home: http://www.retrosound.de"

JUNOST-21 - VINTAGE SOVIET ANALOG KEYTAR SYNTHESIZER


via this auction

"Junost-21 is a portable polyphonic keyboard synthesizer keytar. A player can hang it on a shoulder.Timbre of sound can be changed in accordance with players desire by the use of controls or choosing one or 12 programed timbres with digital indication of chosen one. Polyphonic with 48-notes (F-E) strap-on velocity-sensitive synth with mod grip. You can choose one of the three vco configurations, each of them having four pre-programmed filter and envelope settings. Also is possible to set synth to manual mode, then it's possible to use synth's filter, env and lfo settings. Also chorus is available. On the grip, there are volume, tuning and chorus controls. Sliders on the main synth body for LFO depth, speed, delay, routing to filter or VCO. VCF and VCA each with AD envelope."

Yamaha CS-15 SN 8531


via this auction

"One of the classic Yamaha vintage synthesizer which is known for its unique and original sound. It will be a duophonic/ bitimbral synth if you connect it to CV to get an extra voice.

This unit has flexible possibilities of the VCF, envelopes and routing to filters. The VCFs are at 12db/OCT and are switchable between lowpass, bandpass and highpass filters. The noise, external in and LFOs are other great features for this synth.

A great synth for original sounds, bass, leads and fx!!

The voltage for this item is 100V. If you use this item in countries where the voltage is more than 100V such as 200 - 240V, the item will be broken unless you use a proper transformer."

CASIO COSMO SYNTHESIZER


Published on Dec 23, 2015 WheelRock

Some interesting Casio rack synths in this one. Googlish description below.

"東京都世田谷区成城にある樫尾俊雄発明記念館において2015年12月7日から26日­までの期間限定で、カシオ電子楽器の名機の数々が特別展示されました。なんとその中に­、冨田勲氏が監修し後のCZシリーズの元となった「コスモシンセサイザー」が展示され­ており、樫尾俊雄発明記念館の御厚意で特別に撮影させて頂く事が出来ました。

今回展示されていたのは本体ユニットのみでしたが、この他にキーボードユニット、デジ­タイザーが有り16bitパソコンを接続しサンプリングした波形を音源化、加工する事­が出来ました。

ラック内には、発表されたものの発売には至らず、後に発売された16bitサンプラー­「FZ-1」の原型となった幻のサンプラー「ZZ-1」も収められていました。

残念ながら、電源は入らず音を聞いたり操作することは出来ませんでした。しかし今まで­まともに見た事が無く現存していないと思われたコスモシンセサイザーに直接触れる事が­出来ました。

大変貴重な機会を下さった樫尾俊雄発明記念館に改めて感謝いたします。

樫尾俊雄発明記念館
http://kashiotoshio.org/

※BGMはCASIO CZ-5000で製作しました。"

Googlish:

"For a limited time in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Casio Toshio invention Memorial in Seijo from December 7, 2015 to 26 days, many of Casio electronic musical instrument name of the machine has been special exhibition. What in it, Isao Tomita became the CZ series of the original post-supervised "Cosmo synthesizer" has been exhibited, I was able to be allowed to specially taken with kindly Casio Toshio invention Memorial .

Although had been exhibited this time was only the main unit, the source of this addition to the keyboard unit, the waveform is sampled connect the digitizer is there 16bit personal computer, I was able to be processed.

Within the rack, but did not make it into the release of what was announced, it was released 16bit sampler sampler "ZZ-1" of vision that became the prototype of the "FZ-1" after was also housed.

Unfortunately, the power supply was not possible to manipulate or heard the sound does not enter. But I was able to touch directly on the Cosmo synthesizer you think Defunct without having seen decent until now.

Again we would like to thank Casio Toshio invention Memorial who gave a very valuable opportunity.

Casio Toshio invention Memorial
http://kashiotoshio.org/

※ BGM it was produced in the CASIO CZ-5000."

nonlinearcircuits aries 329 phase clone


Published on Dec 23, 2015 cirtcele

"1st play with this module. Still a bit of tweaking of the trimpots to do and adjust some signal level, but it seems to sound pretty good!
Circuit is based on the Aries 329 phase/Flange, which is not the same as but shares some similarities with the Arp Quadra phaser and the Tau pipe Phaser. This version is nearly all smd and uses BCM847 matched transistors"

Clouds - Mutable Instruments - first impression


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Alba Ecstasy

"This video is made 5 minutes later after unboxing the Clouds from Mutable Instruments. I'm still confused on how it works (must read user manual!) but still, you don't have to know much to appreciate what can came out of it! Brilliant!"

Clouds - Mutable Instruments - take two

Published on Dec 23, 2015

"Looking a little bit deeper into the Clouds."

GESTA X KODEK - MACHINERY 002 // Live @ Erica Synths Lab


Published on Dec 23, 2015 Erica Synths

"MODULAR TECHNO JAM

No preparation have been made before, everything was made live.
Prepare your ears for raw techno and some heavy oscillator tuning.
The project starts out in early 2016. Remain alert for new developments.

https://soundcloud.com/gesta
https://soundcloud.com/kodek
https://soundcloud.com/ritmika

Synth voices:
Erica Synths Graphic VCO
Erica Synths Varishape VCO
MI Elements
MI Braids

FX:
Erica Synths Black Hole DSP x2

Drums:
TR-9090 built by Girts Ozolins
AIRA TR-8 is being used just as sequencer for TR-9090

Octatrack is being used just as master clock source."

New! KORG iDS10 music app for iPhone! Review & Demo on 6S +


Published on Dec 23, 2015 VJ FRANZ K

"The Nintendo music creation app is now for iPhone! Robot Voice ( Vocoder ) and other new features revealed! I demonstrate making original music with this electro composition app."

iTunes: KORG iDS-10 for iPhone - KORG INC.

SOUNDS: Alex Martin with the ARP ODYSSEY


Published on Dec 23, 2015 ARP

00:09 Chime Lately
00:41 Duo C64 Chordlead
02:21 Ody Suitcase
02:36 Parrish Boogie
03:06 Spine Phoutufunk

More Details:
- Alex Martin | SOUNDS | EXPERIENCE | ARP
http://www.arpsynth.com/experience/so...

Alex Martin is from Barcelona and is very popular in the Spanish electronic music scene: As a producer his music is been released under numerous aliases in international labels such as F-Communications, Pagoda, Klang, Hypnotism, Playhouse, Geometrik, Pod Communication or Planet Rhythm.
In his discography you can find jazz, techno, electronic music, breaks, hip hop, classic music. He has released music on several labels like Boozo / Madrid (several EPs), Minifunk / Barcelona (Some 12 inches and a double album) and Cosmos / Barcelona (3 albums as Alex Martin Ensemble) to name a few from more than 70 releases on different formats."

Misa Digital NSC-32 Basic Functions


Published on Dec 23, 2015 misadigital

"This video demonstrates the basic functionality of the Misa Digital NSC-32, including loading and cueing patterns, modifying notes on the grid, changing the cursor position and more. NOTE: The illuminated buttons are only looking like that because of the camera.. in real life they are illuminated very evenly! :)"

Standuino 2π Day off DEMO


Published on Dec 22, 2015 ozashikiTECHNO

Equipment Used:
Standuino 2π
Electro-Harmonix Ravish Sitar
strymon BigSky
strymon El Capistan
Fostex MR-8mkII
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