MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015


Published on Dec 22, 2015 Redmartian

"Limited run of 20 Edison Phonograph wax cylinder records

"Carol of the Bells" - My Dub-Infused Version

Published on Dec 25, 2015 PlugInGuru

"Here is my version of Carol of the Bells that I have performed at a few different holiday concerts in the past 2 years. Hope you enjoy!"


Published on Dec 25, 2015 snipz

"This is something a bit more seasonal...for Mr Thorne!
Patched in around two days, a bit of a record for me...but still a bit rough sounding and the arrangement could be a lot better."

Metal Noise Christmas.mp4

Metal Noise Christmas.mp4 from Patrick Hartono on Vimeo.

Happy Holidays from Tangible Instruments

Happy Holidays from Tangible Instruments from Tangible Instruments on Vimeo.

"Happy Holidays from everyone at Tangible Instruments!"

Dave Smith Instruments Releases Prophet 12 Update Featuring Linear FM on Christmas

Prophet 12 - Linear FM with Dave Smith and John Chowning

Published on Dec 25, 2015 Dave Smith Instruments

"John Chowning, FM synthesis inventor and longtime friend of Dave Smith, stopped by the office to check out the new linear FM capabilities of the Prophet 12. Get this feature addition and more in the 1.3 OS update, available now from our website!"

And a note in directly via DSI: "As a little Christmas present to our Prophet 12 users we released OS v1.3 this morning which features classic linear FM and several other goodies. Here’s the link to the announcement on our web page:"

Details for the archives:

"DSI has released a new operating system for the Prophet 12 that adds a number of highly requested features. The new version, OS 1.3, ships with newly purchased instruments. For users wishing to upgrade instruments with older versions of the OS, version 1.3 is available for download from the Prophet 12 OS Support page (see links below). In addition, a new sound set featuring 40 linear FM-based presets is available from the Prophet 12 Factory Sounds page. (Please install OS 1.3 in order to use the FM sounds.)

Watch a video of FM creator John Chowning and Dave Smith talking synths, as well as a demonstration of some of the new FM sounds here. [above]

Among the new features are:

Linear frequency modulation for classic FM synthesis
Support for up to 16 alternate tunings (a set of 16 popular tunings is included)
Assignable voice-stacking in Union mode
MIDI note output for the arpeggiator
New modulation destinations (Slop, Osc All Shape, All Delays)
Disable screen save option for OLED display
Soft knobs allow Playlist List and Set selection
The new features are covered in the Prophet 12 OS 1.3 Manual Addendum, which is available here.

Download OS 1.3 for the Prophet 12 keyboard here.

Download OS 1.3 for the Prophet 12 desktop module here."

first day of synthmas

Published on Dec 25, 2015 Quincas Moreira

"all analog modular jam on a familiar Christmas riff :) featuring my diy modular and the beatstep pro"

Happy Holidays from CONTROL

via @ctrl_mod

Happy Holidays From Moog Music

Another great holiday pic via @moogmusicinc

"Happy holidays! Love, your friends at Moog."

Merry Christmoog 2015 From SynthMania

Published on Dec 25, 2015 SynthMania

"Wishing everyone a fantastic 2016!"

Little Drummer Boy Free Ableton Live Pack #133

Published on Dec 25, 2015 AfroDJMac USA

"Merry Christmas!
Free Download:

This is a set of 5 Ableton Live Instruments made from samples of a Little Drummer Boy Christmas Ornament!

Visit my site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music!"

Happy Holidays & All the Best In 2016! JP-08 Track by Patrick McMaster

Published on Dec 25, 2015 Patrick McMaster

"Merry Christmas from Erika, Pat, Brody & Momo.

Featuring Pat on the Roland JP-08."

Xmas Synth Carol

Published on Dec 25, 2015 Old Beats

"Happy Christmas to all Synth friends
Moog Voyager - Bass
Moog Little Phatty - Arp
Moog Mother 32 - Seq.
Roland Alpha Juno 2 - Lead
Novation Bass Station 2 - Seq.
Novation Drum Station 808 Kit
TC Electronic Flasback - Delay
TC Electronic HOF - Reverb
Boss CS3 on Kick
EHX Small Stone on Juno 2
Alesis SmashUp - Mixer out Insert
Hallen & Heath - Mixer
Sequenced with Albleton Live Midi Only"

Merry SYNTHMAS and Happy Holidays to All from MATRIXSYNTH!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you are all having a great holiday season. One thing we all have in common of course are our synths!

As has become tradition here on MATRIXSYNTH, I like to share a few festive pics of some gear I picked up throughout the year. This year was a bit low key, but I did manage to score a super nice Moog Sub Phatty, a much needed iConnectivity iConnectAUDIO4+, and a Division 6 VM, along with some goodies from The Bob Moog Foundation. Not pictured is a modular puzzle currently waiting under the tree for my daughter. :)

As always, today should be a pretty relaxing day on the site as I spend time with my family. I will be off and on throughout the day posting holiday themed items that come in, so do check back.

I want thank all of the readers who enjoy MATRIXSYNTH and make running the site more than worthwhile! I run MATRIXSYNTH solely for my love of synths, and it is more than rewarding knowing that others out there appreciate it.

I want to send a special shout out to all of the sponsors featured above and on the right of the site for all of their support, and I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all my Patreon supporters that signed up to directly support MATRIXSYNTH. You all make running this site possible!

Happy Holidays Everyone!


Update: added a pic of puzzle, along with another surprise under the tree - a cool nanoblock keyboard! There were a few extra pieces so I added a few knobs. :)

Be sure to check out the holidays channel for more!

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