MATRIXSYNTH: 3/1/16

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Patch 15


Published on Jan 18, 2016 Tunç Çakır

"Random Patch..."

Great patch form Tunç Çakır who brought us these videos posted earlier. Try to listen in stereo and on a decent system for all the nuance. The Elektron Drummachine is used only as a midi sequencer and gate signal for both the Pittsburgh Modular system & Eventide PitchFactor. Pittsburgh's audio goes into the PitchFactor.

SUPERBOOTH 2016 construction site - Vermona


Published on Mar 31, 2016 vermonagear

"Mounting our instruments for this years SUPERBOOTH 2016 in Berlin at Funkhaus."

Sequential Pro-One vs. Moog Prodigy - Analog Synthesizer Battle


Published on Mar 31, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

the battle!
Sequential Circuits Pro-One vs. Moog Prodigy
1981 vs. 1979
CEM analog vs. discrete analog

This demo video shows the sound-character of the two synths with near indentical sound programs.
Both are fantastic synths with unique sound character. "

MPC + op-1 --- live finger drumming and looping


Published on Mar 31, 2016 j. tomes

"tried running the MPC into the op-1 this time and using it's tape functions to loop up a little jam.

soundcloud.com/j-tomes
j-tomes.bandcamp.com"

Teenage Engineering on eBay | Teenage Engineering on Amazon

Scanner - Valbor


Scanner - Valbor from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.

www.tiptoprec.com

Artist: SCANNER

Title: Valbor

Title Album: TTAR VA 0002

Directed by: Lorenzo Marchi

Release Date: 09.02.2016

Label: Tiptop Audio Records

Genre: Electronic, cinematic

Mastering by Tommy Bianchi @ White Sound Mastering Studio

Distribuited by Wordandsound

An imaginary character, here presented as a top hat, rides a bicycle, crossing landscapes taken from English prints of the eighteenth century, persevered in the British Library. In the background we see St John’s College, St Saviours Church and Cambridge, animated and resonating with light and shadows, offering up a playful tale between abstraction and reality.

Un cappello a cilindro, che sottintende la presenza di un personaggio immaginario alla guida di una bicicletta, attraversa paesaggi tratti da stampe inglesi del XVIII secolo della British Library. Sullo sfondo sfilano tra gli altri il St. John’s college, la St. Saviours Church e Cambridge animati da variazioni prospettiche e cambiamenti atmosferici in un alternarsi di luci e ombre: astrazione e realtà.

The DX Zone - Yamaha DX7 DX9 Instructional Cassette Tape & Demo Synth Toto


via this auction

Here's an interesting little bit of synth history.

"These are two Rare DX7 / DX 9 programming instructions and demo cassette tapes. One tape contains DX7 instructions on one side and DX9 instructions on the other side. The second tape contains performances by David Paich, Steve Porcaro and James Newton Howard on one side and performances by Gary Leuenberger and Don Lewis on the other side."

OB6 Tom Sawyer sweep


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Ron Feinberg

"Just patched up classic Tom Sawyer bass sweep."

Rheyne - Live Jam #146 - March 31, 2016


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Rheyne

"Live looping with analog and digital musical instruments. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or samples.

Live Jams on BandCamp: https://rheyne.bandcamp.com

Equipment:
Moog Mother 32
Roland System-1
Roland TR-8
NI KompleteKontrol 25
DJTT MIDI Fighter 3D
iPad running Lemur
Novation Launchpad

Visuals:
Custom PC run"

Ssg (Modul) | Chaos (Modul)


Published on Jun 24, 2015 Tunç Çakır

"Tunç Çakır - Synthesizer & Drum Machine
Live Recording at Tunc's Home Studio"

Chaos (Modul)

Published on Jul 2, 2015 Tunç Çakır

"Tunç Çakır - Synthesizer & Drum Machine
Live Recording at Tunc's Home Studio"

Roland JX-03 Demo & Review


Published on Mar 31, 2016 musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Roland Boutique on eBay | Roland Boutique on Amazon

Roland JD-XA Demo & Review


Published on Mar 31, 2016 musictrackjp

Roland JD-XAs on eBay | Roland JD-XAs on Amazon

Microkorg Effects Machine Tutorial Part 2


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Todd Smith

"In my second Microkorg tutorial I'll go even deeper on how use this device as a effects unit. I'll show you how the Microkorg can effect sounds with it's Filter, Amp, EQ, Delay and MOD FX sections. I'll also show you how to sustain the audio with the ARP instead of having to hold down the key like in the first tutorial. In this video the Microkorg processes the Korg Volca Bass and Arturia Microbrute. The effects used on the Microkorg are Delay with added Phaser at the end of the video."

Part 1 here.

Bastl Instruments Introduces New Products at Superbooth16


via Bastl Instruments

"­We are proud to present 3 fresh additions to our modular lineup: D ynamo, T romsø and Hendrikson. Thanks to these modules we were also able to create new complete modular systems focused on signal processing: B ob a nd Bobek a nd an upgrade to our flagship modular system R umburack 2.0. We will also present more new modules: Popcorn, Dupdup, Clutch and Ciao! previewed at NAMM in January. Come to meet us in the Foyer of Funkhaus booth number BF500!

Dynamo is dynamics analyser and fake t hru­zero modulator. It combines an Envelope Follower and a comparator which, when combined with a full­wave rectifier output and Compressor CV curve generator, allows you to make a compressor from any VCA (think of tube or vactrol). The other trick of the Dynamo is a voltage controlled switch section which combines with the full wave rectifier and comparator to allow you to create deep “fake thru­zero modulations” with anything you like!

Tromsø is made of 3 modules: VCO, Comparator and Sample & Hold. Internal normalisation allows you to instantly use it as voltage controllable analog downsampler (or sample rate reducer if you like). This module is inspired by a machine called Distortotron by Psybe made in 1994 which is arguably the first analog downsampler and bit distortion of its kind. This machine was commissioned by Mental Overdrive for his album Plugged from 1995 which will be re­released this year at Rett i Fletta.

Hendrikson is a guitar/ instrument amplifier and an interface for external effects processors such as stomp boxes. The most unique feature is the mix output which is a CV controllable crossfader between the signal that goes to the Output and signal that comes from the Input. This means that when used with external effects processor it gives CV control of one of the most important parameters ­ the Dry / Wet Mix.

Rumburack 2.0 is a compact yet powerful modular system with analog punch and digital charm. Its advanced sequencing abilities make it a self contained performance instrument that is ready to go on tour with you!

Bob and Bobek are analog processing modular systems designed with live performance in mind. Instrument amplifier input and line / guitar level output make it so universal that it can work in any setup. Both modular cases have a bottom insert for standard microphone stand which makes them look great on the stage! In comparison Bob has far more modulation sources, foot interfaces and more external connections via additional Hendrikson.

Pricing and availability: all shipping early June 2016, prices excluding VAT

Dynamo ­ 5HP, dynamics & more, 109 eur
Tromsø ­ 5HP, analog downsampler & more, 109 eur
Hendrikson ­ 5HP, stomp box / instrument interface, 109 eur
Rumburack 2.0 ­ compact and powerful modular system, 2149 eur
Bobek analog signal processing system, 659 eur
Bob ­ advanced analog signal processing system, 1239 eur


"Dynamo is combination of 3 utility modules: envelope follower, comparator and voltage controlled switch. It combines Envelope Follower and comparator to extract gate from the envelope. On top of that there is full-wave rectifier output |EF IN| and Compressor CV curve generator.

When the Compressor CV is plugged into CV input of a VCA with offset and attenuator knobs you get an Compressor! Threshold knob on Dynamo sets the compressor threshold, Offset on the VCA sets the gain and the attenuator on the CV input sets the ratio of compression (which can also go negative). This allows you to create compressor type of effect from anything: VCA, tube module, VCF or anything that comes to your rack!

The other trick of the Dynamo is the voltage controlled switch section in combination with the full-wave rectifier and comparator. All pre-normalised and for what reason ? Make “fake thru-zero modulation” with anything you like! Define what happens when the negative modulation is happening and adjust the zero crossing point with CV. The whole world of very deep modulations is waiting for you now…

… and it is totally bonkers!"

Quick Session: Analog Rytm + Oactatrack + Ju-06 = MOVE


Published on Mar 31, 2016 my4trackmachine

"Another learning session on with my new Octatrack.

Effects used:
BOSS DD-20
TCElectronics HOF reverb"

P6 versus OB6


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Ron Feinberg

"Sorry but the input clipped a little bit on my video cam, because I had the open mic on....but I think this gets the point across anyways. Just a quick demonstration and comparison."

Korg Volca FM Sequencer Demo


Published on Mar 31, 2016 perfectcircuitaudio

https://www.perfectcircuitaudio.com/korg-volca-fm-3-voice-poly-synth.html

Yamaha CS-50 vintage synthesizer brochure


via this auction

"The brochure, 4 pages in English, is in good condition for its age (see photo's)."

Korg DW-8000 SN 020145


via this auction

Theuus ( Buchla Bongo + Tabla )


Published on Mar 31, 2016 The Phantom Wave

"Buchla Bongo and Tabla, every sound made on Buchla 200 e.

Geometric Deity + Rhythm + Move

Made in Cinema 4D"

TT-303 arpeggio


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Calle Nilsson

Superbooth 2016: MFB Dominion 1 Update - New Functions


Published on Mar 31, 2016 sonicstate

"Superbooth 2016: MFB Dominion 1 Update - New Functions S+H, Arpeggiatior velocity and more"

Superbooth 2016: Music Thing Modular Turing Machine and Prototypes


Published on Mar 31, 2016 sonicstate

"Superbooth 2016: Music Thing Modular Turing Machine and Prototypes Tom Whitwell shows off his new Turing Machine and some really interesting prototypes"

Superbooth 2016: Linnstrument Drum Mode Demo


Published on Mar 31, 2016 sonicstate

"Superbooth 2016: Linnstrument Drum Mode Demo Roger Linn's multidimensional controller"

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Endorphines Grand Terminal and Cockpit Eurorack Module


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Endorphines Grand Terminal and Cockpit Eurorack Module"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Fraptools CGM Eurorack Performance Mixer System


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Fraptools CGM Eurorack Performance Mixer System"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

Superbooth 2016: New NI Reaktor Blocks For External Gear


Published on Mar 31, 2016 sonicstate

"Superbooth 2016: New NI Reaktor Blocks For External Gear MIDI and DC coupled interfaces supported"

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New AJH Synth Sonic XV Diode Ladder Wave Filter adn Ring SM


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New AJH Synth Sonic XV Diode Ladder Wave Filter adn Ring SM"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Dave Smith DSM03 Feedback Eurorack Module


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Dave Smith DSM03 Feedback Eurorack Module"

http://www.analoguezone.com/


Update: and an image of the new module.

SUPERBOOTH16 Rossum Electro Assimil8or


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Rossum Electro Assimil8or

His modules will be available soon from
http://analoguezone.com/rossum-electr..."

Superbooth 2016: Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or

Published on Mar 31, 2016

"Superbooth 2016: Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or Dave shows off his new wares and we get to hear the Morpheus"

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Doepfer A 111-2 A 111-3 A-184-2 And A 138p Performance Mixer


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Doepfer A 111-2 A 111-3 A-184-2 And A 138p Performance Mixer

Soon available from http://analoguezone.com"

Superbooth 2016: Doepfer New High End Oscillator

Published on Mar 31, 2016 sonicstate

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing 4ms Compay Dual Looping Delay New Functions and a Vocoder Patch for SMR


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing 4ms Compay Dual Looping Delay New Functions and a Vocoder Patch for SMR"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New ADDAC EHX Eurorack Modules


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New ADDAC Eurorack Modules

ADDAC EHX C9 VC Organ Machine
ADDAC EHX KEY9 Electric Piano
ADDAC EHX B9 VC Organ Machine
ADDAC EHX VC Freeze Machine
ADDAC Midi HUB
ADDAC 221 10x9 Channel VC to CC MIDI System
ADDAC 222 4x6 Voices 1V/Octave to MIDI Notes
ADDAC 403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources
ADDAC 505 Mille Plateaux - Quad VC Complex Envelope Generator"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New ALM FM Base Drum Eurorack Module


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New ALM FM Base Drum Eurorack Module

Available 2016 Q4"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Erica Synths Pico Series 3HP Eurorack Modules


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Erica Synths Pico Series 3HP Eurorack Modules"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Expert Sleepers ES-8 And The New Vocoder Firmware


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"SUPERBOOTH16 Introducing The New Expert Sleepers ES-8 And The New Vocoder Firmware"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

DiscoverSoftware // Native Instruments Blocks Wired // DiscoverNoise Patches


Published on Mar 31, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 034-
DiscoverSoftware 005-

Something for you here:) 7 new presets for Native Instruments Blocks Wired made by DiscoverNoise. Follow the link below to download the "nrkt" files and the midi file I recorded during this video.

Presets & Midi: https://cloud.1und1.de/ngcloud/extern..."

Frédéric Mourad Olivier - SynthFest 2016


Published on Mar 30, 2016 GruithuisenCityMan

"SynthFest 2016 - Nantes (France) - Vendredi 25 mars 2016
Frédéric Gerchambeau - système modulaire eurorack
Mourad Aït Abdelmalek - percussions électroniques
Olivier Briand - Korg Minilogue
Le SynthFest 2016 a été organisé par l'association nantaise Patch Work Music (PWM)."

reface Soundmondo


Published on Mar 31, 2016 yamahacorporation

"reface - Inspire and be inspired. Share your sound.

http://soundmondo.com"

Dave Smith Evolver Patch Demos by REWO

Dave Smith Evolver - Selfprogrammed sounds without efx and compression 1080p

Published on Mar 31, 2016 REWO_Channel

"This is a video with the Dave Smith Evolver, the mono keyboard edition PE. Most of the sounds you hear, I programmed myself with and without the editor."

Dave Smith Evolver - sounds with stereo delay and vintage reverb 1080p

Published on Mar 31, 2016

"This is a video with the Dave Smith Evolver, the mono keyboard edition PE. Most of the sounds you hear, I programmed myself with and without the editor. As an addition I added some reverb and delay to spice up the sound. Analogue synthesis really stands out with a little stereo-delay and some vintage reverb."

KORG volca fm + volca keys session2 "Yozakura"


Published on Mar 31, 2016 VC FOX

"This is the second time of the performance that uses the volca fm.
I was playing with the image of cherry blossoms at night.
'Yozakura' means that the night of the cherry blossoms in Japanese."

KORG Volcas on eBay | KORG Volcas on Amazon

SLM P-700 Analog Pedal Bass Unit with Gig Bag


Uploaded on Mar 16, 2016 jinjxmusic

"This is a (1973?) SLM Pedal Bass P 700 I have for sale on ebay. It's in amazing shape and sounds great. This does not have MIDI function, is a true synthesizer: plug into your amp/rig and play! No functional issues and all pedals work great and consistent"


via this auction

Moog Micromoog Vintage Synthesizer


via this auction

"Getting harder and harder to find in good working condition. This one is in good working order. The keys need to be leveled out as seen in the pics. Otherwise it's in good shape for its age and use. Again, everything is in working order. All inputs, outputs, filters, pitch ribbon, pitch tuning, etc. Cosmetically it shows age and usage. See pictures. Comes with manual."

The Cat Analog Synthesizer SRM by Octave SN B3368


via this auction

Or is it SN 83368?

JEN String Machine SM2007 SN 02210


via this auction

"Own a piece of synth history with the rare Jen SM2007 String Machine.

The String Ensemble is one of the earliest and unique string machines of the mid 70s
like the ARP Solina, Logan String Melody, Roland VP330 and others.
The Jen SM2007 was bought and rebranded by the Thomas Organ Company as the VOX String Thing.
Eventually this original technology was acquired by Crumar and eventually ARP, but very little is known about
this rare Italian analogue machine.

GForce Software, famous for their emulations of vintage synths in plug in format like the ARP Oddity, ARP2600, ImpOscar and
many others, have also created an emulation of the JEN SM2007 in their Virtual String Machine Expansion Pack.

This is the grand daddy of all string synths of 70's and 80's. Once you play it you will see how lush the sound is of the string ensemble.

The synth has organ section, violin, viola, and cello, and ensemble for all of the sections with auto or manual sustain and attack.
You can also adjust the tone of the sound from thin to rich and warm.

All keys work perfectly as well as the selector buttons.
The sliders aren't as smooth as they used to be but they are fully operational with no crackling.
The wood panels have some dings and the main body shows signs of age.
See the photos."

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks SN 07646 with Original Box


via this auction

Roland System 102 expander instruction manual from 1977


via this auction

"Roland System 102 instruction manual in English from 1977 with 31 pages."

Roland System 102 expander patch book from 1976


via this auction

"Roland System 102 patch book in English from 1976 with 30 patch examples."

Bela + Doepfer Dark Energy II: what can Bela do with an analog synth


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Bela Platform

"Back us on Kickstarter, until April 1st 2016 bit.do/belakickstarter

Simple demo of what Bela can and cannot do when connected to a CV-controlled synth.
Using Bela-flavoured libpd to run Pd patches

More info bela.io"

Chung Kuo Cover by Studioliv. A tribute to Vangelis on Jupiter 80


Published on Mar 31, 2016 studioliv1

"A tribute to Vangelis on Jupiter 80.
Chung Kuo Cover by Studioliv.
First Patch from my Vangelis Soundbank for Jupiter 80."

Update:

To The Unknown Man Cover. Tribute to Vangelis on the Jupiter 80 by Studioliv

Monique Sound Preview - zapped through the Factory Presets


Published on Mar 31, 2016 Monoplugs

"Monique is designed for raw bass and lead sounds - if you need something unique, then you can try out Monique: http://Monique.Monoplugs.com"

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dave Smith and Pioneer DJ to Announce Something New at the Musikmesse


This one in via Soviet Space Child, spotted on DJWORX. I bet you didn't see this one coming. If you look at the Pioneer DJ website you will see a number of DJ products featuring multi-colored pads as seen in the graphic although in much more limited layouts. This is DJ product so a good guess would be DSI's filter and/or effects integrated into one or more of their products. As for the number of pads in the graphic? We'll find out soon enough. If you have any guesses feel free to leave a comment. Note Dave Smith will be at the Pioneer booth daily noon to 5PM Thursday April 7 - Saturday April 9.

Update: details are here.

Electribe 2, Bass Station II, Monotribe - live hardware drum & bass


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Matt Greer

"Live hardware Drum and Bass - korg electribe, monotribe & novation bass station 2

Hello,

So, I've been contemplating selling my Electribe 2. I've been a little unsure about this so I decided to give it a little more use before I made my decision. I arrived at this.

Ah, yes, Drum & Bass. My oldest, deep passion in electronic music. Actually, for me, it started with Breakbeat Hardcore then Jungle then DnB. Basically, I've watched it grow through many transformations over the years. Always loved it. Funny to me that the basic style has been around for 20+ years yet it still holds surprises.

As such, my own DnB tends to be a bit of a fusion. It's always a tad slower (166 BPM here) than the new stuff (old school jungle was a bit slower) and I tend to mash different styles together. Incidentally, I'm also working on an alternate mix of this track with Ragga style vocals.

So.. here we are. I made a jungle-ish, jazz step-ish, smooth-ish, ragga-ish, atmospheric-ish Drum and Bass kind of thing. Hope everyone likes it, even the NON-old school-jungle-heads. ;)"

Spring in Blue | Eurorack Modular Ambient


Published on Mar 30, 2016 r beny

"Taking a break from recording to...record. Got a new, better tripod and I wanted to try it out.

This one is inspired by lingering feelings from winter.

Eurorack and Audiothingies P6."

Prelude to War (Circuit, Rhythm Wolf, Tom Cat, Freq Box & MF Drive)


Published on Mar 30, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-https://soundcloud.com/hardtek-studio...
The main bass line is the same setup as last weeks, with the tom Cat tom going into the Freq box then the MF Drive. The Rhythm Wolf is providing some extra percussion & bass and the Circuit is taking care of the main drums and backing synths. Hmmm, does the baseline remind you of something? Maybe a nearly 20 year old "Beast" of a theme?"

The Dark


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Second attempt at self generating patch. Starts with Cyclebox into Korgasmatron, Phonogene, then Echophon. Vampire into Clouds. Piston Honda into Polivoks and then Streams, followed by Wow and Flutter. Elements into Strymon Mobius, Timeline and Big Sky.

Based around Maths Channel 1 cycling, attack and delay modulated by Quadra Channels 1 and 2 also cycling. End of Rise from Maths clocking Wogglebug, QCD and several sequencers."

Fender / Rhodes CHROMA POLARIS - Ambient chillout music【SYNTH DEMO】


Published on Mar 30, 2016 synth4ever

"Fender / Rhodes CHROMA POLARIS analog synth demo. Playing ambient chillout music on vintage CHROMA POLARIS analog synthesizer by Fender / Rhodes in 1980s. Effects: MXR stereo chorus & Strymon Big Sky reverb pedal."

Native Flute or Ocarina Modular Synthesis Style


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Live Electronic

"Used my band new Intellijel Polaris to create a native flute lead. Signal Chain is Intellijel Polaris, Audio Damage Dub Jr Mk2 a (Mannequins 3 Sisters Filter on the feedback loop), Mutable Instruments Clouds. Vibrato LFO is from Make Noise DPO. Envelope is Make Noise Maths. VCA is Make Noise Optomix. Noise Source is Mutable Instruments Braids."

Further Explorations of Mutable Instruments Modules (in five parts)


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"Further Explorations of Mutable Instruments PEAKS + BRAIDS + WARPS + ELEMENTS + RINGS + CLOUDS with the Music Thing Modular Radio Music (custom mirror-polished version from Magpie Modular) and the Make Noise Richter Wogglebug. The Eventide H9 is processing Rings. All patched and perform live in one take with no additional overdubs or processing."

Watch Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith bring her modular orchestra to life


Published on Mar 30, 2016 FACTmagazine

See this post for Kaitlyn's upcoming release on April 1st. Click here and scroll down for more posts featuring Kaitlyn's work.

"The electronic composer invites us to her LA home for an intimate performance.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has become one of the most fascinating champions of modular synthesis in recent memory — but she didn’t start out that way.

Raised on Orcas Island in northwest Washington state and classically trained in guitar and piano, Smith spent a curiosity-fueled year teaching herself synthesis after a serendipitous encounter with the Buchla Music Easel, an instrument that’s come to define her as much as she has defined it.

Her explorations in synthesis reach an apex on her stunning new album EARS, out April 1 on Western Vinyl, blending woodwind and her own vocals with the primordial sounds of the Buchla to make her most definitive statement yet.

After recently relocating to Los Angeles, Smith invited FACT to her home studio where she showed us the different synthesizer voices used to create her modular symphonies before churning them together in a spontaneous improvisation.

The intimate home performance serves as a taster for her show on April 1 at Rewire Festival in the Hague, Netherlands, where she’ll play the city’s Lutheran Church with Chris Watson and Kara-Lis Coverdale + MFO."

drumms


drumms from Sleepwalk on Vimeo.

Eurorack drums...

KORG MINILOGUE // ALL 100 FACTORY PRESETS // PART 3


Published on Mar 30, 2016 LESINDES

"PART 3.
Playing and tweaking and sequencing all 100 FACTORY PRESETS of
KORG MINILOGUE."

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

All parts here.

Mutable Instruments Elements vs contact microphone


Published on Mar 30, 2016 vinnui

"M.I. Elements excited by a piezo contact microphone, via mic preamp and M.I. Shelves.
External effects: Strymon Bigsky.
Controllers: Sound Machines LS1 and LP1, QuNexus."

Ant GM Live Set.31 - RESTBORG - (Tinysizer + Blofeld + Octatrack)


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Ant GM

"New LiveSet!"

fractal chords²


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Ebotronix

Flame ~ Chord Machine² new OS test V1.03
Chord Machine #1 Arpeggio to Trans cv in Chord Machine # 2
Q Slider ~ CM² chord cv in
+ ~ -

Bass Bot TT-303


via this auction

Nava v1.0 - New Roland TR-909 Clone by e-licktronic

Nava v1.0 the Roland TR-909 clone by e-licktronic

Published on Mar 30, 2016 movielicktronic

From the maker of the Yocto Roland TR-808 clone, e-licktronic, we have a new clone based on the TR-909. More info to come...

"Nava v1.0 is a 1:1 clone of the analog section of the Roland TR-909.
Available as a DIY kit with all rare transistors and ICs, potentiometers, switches and preBurned µC.
more information at https://www.e-licktronic.com"

Update:

Characteristic of Nava v1.0:
128 Rhythm patterns from 1 to 16 steps
16 tracks of 999 measures
1 external instrument track by pattern that can store 99 notes like SH101 sequencer style.
A Midi keyboard mode allow you to play external Midi device
Multi out for each instruments
Individual accent for BD, SD, LT, MT, HT, RS, HC and CH
A total accent track
Master out (L/R Mono) 6Vp-p 1Kohm
tempo 30 - 250 Bpm
7 shuffle levels
4 scales (1/8t, 1/16, 1/16t and 1/32)
4 sequencer directions (forward, backward, ping-pong and random)
Easy copy and paste pattern function
Shift left or right the entire pattern or individual instrument
In/Out/Thru Midi
DinSync 24ppqn Out
Trig Out 2ms +5V
And More...

New Twisted Electrons Cells Module Overview


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Twisted Electrons


via Twisted Electrons

"Cells is a dual unipolar control voltage generator. Each of the 16 touch sensitive pads can be “fed” two 12bit values (semi-tone quantized or free scale), ranging from 0V to 5V

Although intended to be used as a duo-phonic instrument/sequencer, Cells can also be used to modulate filters, amps, anything with a cv input!

Operation Overview:
Feed It:
-Tap a pad to select it

-Hold a tune button to engage the “feeding process” (left button for channel 1, right for channel 2).

-Adjust a knob to the desired pitch (left knob for channel 1, right for channel 2).

So long as a tune button is held, the output is automatically changed as you move the knob

-Release the button, pitch information is stored to Eeprom

You can toggle between free scaling and semi-tone increment modes by pressing both tune buttons simultaneously.

Play it:
Press a pad to trigger both gate and cv outputs

Hold 2 or more pads and Cells will arpeggiate, the rate can now be changed with the left knob. The right knob changes the octave range.

Sequence it:
Sequence the cells using the 2 trigger inputs. The left input shifts up a row and the right input shifts right by one column

The gate outputs mirror the trigger inputs.

Cells requires +5V DC power to operate, as well as +/- 12V . On-board 12V to 5V conversion is provided if 5V isn’t available in your system. This is configured via a jumper on the rear of the module"

Full Details on the New soundmachines MODULÖR114


See the update in this post for full details on the upcoming MODULÖR114 from soundmachines.

DSI Pro 2: some paraphonic patches


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Hermisphere

"It seems there are not so many videos demonstrating the Pro 2's paraphonic mode in practice, so I dialed up a few paraphonic patches which I've programmed for use in my productions for the past few months.

The Pro 2 has unexpectedly become the centerpiece of my studio, and yet it seems to be such an underrated and misunderstood synthesizer. I will surely post more videos of it soon.

All the sounds in this video were recorded straight from the Pro 2 via an RME UFX into Reaper and no further processing or external effects."

http://www.davesmithinstruments.com

Pro 2 sliders controlling Eurorack


Published on Mar 30, 2016 thisisprisma

"DSI Pro 2 pressure+position of both sliders sending cv to multiple parameters to an eurorack case.

Modules used:

Shapeshifter through Atlantis ext.in sequenced by Metropolis, reverb by Erbe Verb

Parameters being affected:

ufff.. on Shapeshifter: fold amount, fm amount, shape 1, shape 2…on Atlantis just the cutoff and on Metropolis the gate length."

Polymoog Resonator Dotcom module build (by Synthpro)


Published on Mar 30, 2016 synthpro

"This is an idea I have had for a while but finally had a drive to try it. I had a very sick polymoog board and turned it into a dotcom rack module for a friend.

Still working the bugs out of the circuit but believe it is going to work very well once complete."

Polymoog Resonator Dotcom module build part 2 (by Synthpro)

Published on Apr 1, 2016 synthpro

"This is another demo of the Polymoog resonator dotcom module I have built."

Modular Minutes: Kasleder Effects - Acid Fuzz In Context


Published on Mar 30, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

http://www.analoguezone.com

"In this episode of the Modular Minutes series, we took a look at how fuzz can spice up a drum machine + chord sequence while being modulated with audio gain-based signals via a simple envelope follower. The drums come from a Vermona DRM-1 MKIII, while the chords are a blend of a Quantum Rainbow by SSF and a Russian string synth (Elektronika EM-25). Fuzz out is being 50% dry/wet mixed on an outboard mixer (adding some reverb here and there) and also is filtered by Doepfer's finest filters (all the filter and fuzz parameters are controlled simultaneously via an LS1 Lightstrip!). As you see, the Kasleder Acid Fuzz can be decently integrated into a musical context, and can be soft, shredding and everything in between! Signals can be tamed with the Feedback switch and knob as well.

Modules used in the patch:
http://www.analoguezone.com/kasleder-...
http://analoguezone.com/Doepfer/doepf...
http://analoguezone.com/Doepfer/doepf...
http://analoguezone.com/Doepfer/doepf...
http://analoguezone.com/Doepfer/doepf...
http://analoguezone.com/Doepfer/doepf...
http://analoguezone.com/soundmachines...
http://analoguezone.com/steady-state-...
http://analoguezone.com/4ms-pedals-qu...
http://analoguezone.com/erica-synths-...
http://analoguezone.com/intellijel-de...
http://analoguezone.com/doepfer-a-142...
http://analoguezone.com/doepfer-a-183...

Modular Minutes is a weekly short video series from the Analogue Zone Showroom!"

Madrona Labs Virta - First try


Published on Mar 29, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content.
https://www.patreon.com/synthanatomy?...

This is a very play around with Virta, the new Synthesizer by Madrona Labs. Virta is a patchable toolbox for turning your voice or other instrument into wild new synth sounds."

248r MARF Calibration 01


Published on Mar 29, 2016 djangosfire

"Using external CV to calibrate the 248r MARF."

Couch Potato house jam session


Published on Mar 29, 2016 Ivan Piva

"Saturday morning jam with:

Arturia Beatstep Pro
___ Teenage engineering PO12 & PO14
iConnectivity 2+
______ Roland TR8
___ Roland Boutique JU-06
___ Roland TB3
___ Waldorf Rocket
______ Elektron MachineDrum SPS-1
___ Vermona Mono Lancet
___ Roland Boutique JX-03
___ MFB 522

Effects:

Electro Harmonix Graphic Fuzz
MXR Distortion +
Moeer Shimverb
Zoom MS-50G
WMD Acoustic Trauma"

Sequential Circuits Pro one+SQ1+Volca Beats


Published on Mar 30, 2016 SYNTH GURU

"The amazing Pro-One sequenced by SQ1,synced with Volca Beats"

Oberheim OB-8 polyphonic synthesizer MIDI converted SN C42801


via this auction

"Excellent working condition & cosmetically sound. It hasn't really been used over the few years & may need as minor service, but all seems to be working great, all sound boards are in 100% working order,.."

Roland System 104 vintage analog sequencer + original instruction manual SN 560936


via this auction

Roland Keyboards Vol.1 vintage brochure from 1982


via this auction

"Up for sale is an (1) original ´Roland Keyboards Vol.1´ brochure with loads of famous Roland models described like: Jupiter 4/8, Promars, Juno 6, VP-330, SH-2, System 100M, TR-606 / 808, TB-303, CR-series, RE-series, rack effect series, and so on . The brochure, 29 pages in English, is in good condition for its age (see photo's)."

Moog Taurus mk1 vintage bass pedal synthesizer SN 2271


via this auction

Korg Polysix w/Kiwisix Upgrade


via this auction

KORG volca fm Demo & Review


Published on Mar 30, 2016 musictrackjp

"KORG volca fm

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

KORG Volcas on eBay | KORG Volcas on Amazon

maasijam session #15 - Behind the moon in 7/4 - Volca Keys / Bass and Bass Station 2


Published on Mar 30, 2016 maasijam

"Jam session number fifteen. Polyrhythm track - 7/4 against 4/4. Live recording in one take.
Sounds: Bass Station 2 (Solo / Arpeggiator), Volca Bass / Keys, NI Massive, Razor and The Gentleman (Piano)

Setup:
Bass Station 2
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Bass
Korg NanoKontrol2
Akai MPK Mini
NI Massive
NI Razor
ValhallaRoom (I love it)
Valhalla Ubermod
NI Replika Delay
Launchpad mini
Miditemp 8x8 Midi Merger
Ableton Live

Recorded directly on a Tascam DR07 MK2."

Bastl POPCORN Preview (Superbooth 2016) ! #TTNM


Published on Mar 30, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's a preview of the upcoming Bastl Instruments Popcorn Eurorack sequencer, first introduced at NAMM 2016!
The Popcorn sequencer is an 8-step CV&Gate sequencer, that offers lots of playback flexibility, using its many CV control modes.

From the Bastl Instruments website::
Compact, but incredibly musical sequencer / quantizer / arpeggiator – you name it! Popcorn sequencer embraces the idea of making selection of 8 notes that can be browsed in many different ways. It all just depends on the signals you feed it with. It is incredibly musical when used with rhythm sequencer such as Knit Rider because it has two triggers A and B which will go 1,2,3, or 4 steps forward or backward depending on the settings of the dedicated knobs. You can also address the steps with CV or 3 binary gates. You can use CV to transpose the pitch or transpose it in a quantized way or change minor major settings of the quantizer with gate.

http://www.bastl-instruments.com/modu...

Superbooth Berlin website:
http://www.superbooth.com"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Vacillate


Published on Mar 29, 2016 MIDERA

"Radikal Technologies Accelerator (opening/initial bell sound)
Spectralis 2 (drums, monophonic part)
Korg Radias (pads)
Access Virus (atomizer)"

Mutable Instruments Peaks & Warps: A Non-Musical Experimental Test


Published on Mar 29, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"WARNING! This is a completely non-musical experimental test that I recorded just for my own self. On the off chance that there are a small handful of people that might be interested in this, I made it Public as well. If it's NOT what you are looking for, and/or you don't like it, then JUST MOVE ON! No need to down vote it! Details are as follows:

I received the Mutable Instruments Peaks and Warps today and just wanted to test out what they actually do and how they interact with my other modules (particularly Braids and Clouds as well as Radio Music by Music Thing Modular.) I had Ableton Live running and my iPhone video recording so I can capture the various tests. Most of it is crap! But the point of it, for me, was to see (and hear) how they all work together. I tried out the various modes (sorry, don't even remember which ones) as well as the alternative "Parasites" firmware in Warps towards the end. There were, of course, some exceptional moments as well... only after I stopped recording, unfortunately. :-(

As with my previous videos, my next one will be back to the more musical style that my viewers are use to..."

Electrophone Guitar Pickup Eurorack Module


Published on Mar 29, 2016 Tom Whitwell

That is pretty interesting.

Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets - MVM #29


Published on Mar 29, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

Update:

Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets - Part #2 - MVM #33

Published on May 16, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody, Welcome to Midiverse Monday episode number 33. Today we're going to scrolling through some of the Bass Station 2 Presets (30-50) and making some noise."

Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets - Part #3 - MVM #40

Published on Jul 26, 2016 MIDI-VERSE TV

"What's up everybody, Welcome to Midiverse Monday episode number 40. Today we're going to scrolling through some of the Bass Station 2 Presets (51-70) and making some noise."

Moog Memorymoog with Kenton MIDI Upgrade


via this auction

Korg Arp Odyssey 2016 Noise, Reverb & Delay! Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston


Published on Mar 29, 2016 SynthgodXXX

"Korg ARP Odyssey 2016 Noise, Reverb & Delay!
Analog Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!***

I just got home from my vacation in Colorado
& I had to play the Arp Odyssey! It is a true
sound design tool and a blast to play!!!
The demo volume starts low then builds up higher, so look out!!!
I ran it thru my autographed Art MultiVerb LT from music legend Steve Schiff
(Composer, Bass, Guitar for The Nina Hagen Band, Simple Minds, Billy Idol, Pointer Sisters, Foreigner, Charlie Sexton & MORE!) then ran that thru Simple Delay Groove FX on LIVE 7.
The ART MultiVerb LT's MIX slider is a bit buzzy so
I am sorry for the distortion clipping & a bit of noise.
But I was coming down from the Colorado TRIP so...
I'd say watch you speakers/headphones for noise.
It gets a bit buzzy at times but I try to correct it QUICK.
LOL. Had fun tweaking anyway!"

"Glifp" - Buchla easel drone


Published on Mar 29, 2016 Peter Maas

"'Glifp' - Buchla easel drone. Processed by powertran delay and eventide blackhole (plugin) reverb. Maths (in the eurorack system not visible) is used as additional envelope generator. Will try to zoom out a bit more next time."

Microkorg Effects Machine Tutorial Part 1


Published on Mar 29, 2016 Todd Smith

"In my first Microkorg tutorial I'll show you how to use this device as a effects unit. The Microkorg is a very deep machine with TONS of options. Because of the Minilogue many people are selling these amazing synths at CRAZY prices. This is my first on MANY Microkorg tutorials. In this video the Microkorg processes the Korg Volca Bass, Korg Volca Keys and Arturia Microbrute. The effects used on the Microkorg are Delay and Ensemble."

Update:

Microkorg Effects Machine Tutorial Part 2

Published on Mar 31, 2016 Todd Smith

"In my second Microkorg tutorial I'll go even deeper on how use this device as a effects unit. I'll show you how the Microkorg can effect sounds with it's Filter, Amp, EQ, Delay and MOD FX sections. I'll also show you how to sustain the audio with the ARP instead of having to hold down the key like in the first tutorial. In this video the Microkorg processes the Korg Volca Bass and Arturia Microbrute. The effects used on the Microkorg are Delay with added Phaser at the end of the video."

modular jam 001


Published on Mar 29, 2016 dresseduplunch

"Something new and something old.. This is a first snippet of my modular adventures which I'm sure will not end anytime soon.. Also back (at least right now) is the fixed xbase. Sounds the same, even though it has been showing some odd behaviour ;)"

DSP Synthesizers Casio CZ Phase Distortion for Your Modular and Other DIY Projects

Demonstration of the CZ-1 chip by dsp synthesizers

Published on Mar 28, 2016 Steve Bryson

"This is a breadboard demonstration of the CZ-1 chip I got today from dsp synthesizers (http://www.dspsynth.eu). This is a very minimal breadboard with no cleverness regarding the input control voltages."

DSP Synthesizers releases Casio CZ Phase Distortion Chip for DIY including modulars as seen above. CV inputs for Casio's Phase Distortion synthesis. How cool is that?!


via DSP Synthesizers

"Like those Casio CZ phase distortion sounds?

Make resonant sweeps without a filter.

This chip is a PD oscillator in a 8-pin DIP.

CV’s for pitch and modulator."

analog craftsman black on magenta EP




On Bandcamp

"Live modular synthesizer performances recorded directly to tape.

Produced and performed by boothnavy on the analog craftsman modular system."

New Stomper Eurorack Module From Syinsi


Published on Mar 29, 2016 THX2112


via Syinsi

"The biggest problem with the Stomper was the time it took to put together. They were gone as soon as they were built -- which made it hard to keep in stock.

Now the PCB has been redesigned for faster/easier assembly, but the circuit (and sound) is the same.

Panel and PCB will also be available once the backorders are finished.

Soundtrack: Two Stompers and a Euro-G1 sequenced by a PrOne."

soundmachines to Introduce MODULÖR114 - Single Unit Eurorack System


via soundmachines

"MODULÖR114 is here. Have a look at the labeling, for now, as we are packing the car for Berlin #superbooth16.

Tomorrow more specs and a page on our website...

See ya in Berlin!

(Oh, yes... there will be a ribbon controller in that blank space."

This will be available as a stand alone desktop unit with patch cables and universal DC power supply.


Update: details are in:

"An all in one sound factory, our MODULÖR114 eurorack analog modular synthesizer will be presented for the first time at this year's Superbooth16 in Berlin.
A great entry ticket to the modular world for someone, a trove of sounds for others, the MODULÖR114 encloses the most sought-after analog textures and the modern additions that renders this product unique.
Some key points:

-Analog Heart-
The MODULÖR114 shows its lineage with its raw, organic and sometimes uneducated analog sonic character. The heart of the modular synthesizer is a full set of analog blocks that allows the musician to be inspired and experiment with a real, no compromise machine. More than twenty freely patchable analog modules lets you deep dive into the world of synthesis with the added bonus of the many other characteristics of the MODULÖR114.

-Workflow Integration-
A modern all-in-one modular machine like the MODULÖR114, just gives no compromises on the side of connectivity. Today we implemented many advanced features that will benefit any kind of user from their presence. The integral USB MIDI to CV interface sports many features that are yet to be found on the majority of eurorack modules. Apart from the classic pitch and gate signals we can derive a 16th clock, the modwheel amount to CV and, finally, Parameter Change control over two CV, an attenuator and a slew controller. The possibilities are wide.
A great addition is the USB HOST capability of the MODULÖR114: By selecting the HOST interface you can plug in a usb midi keyboard or control surface and have your complete synth working without a support pc!
Last but not least, MODULÖR114 is made to be a slim, portable unit and it can be powered also by the USB device port!

-Maximum Playability-
The MODULÖR114 includes a couple of hard-to-find functions in many competitor's machines: a ribbon controller and an internal quantizer. Those two functions, together or not, make for a great deal of playability in a modular synth environment and sets a new standard in self-contained machines.

-Digital Spark-
Orthodox things give us the hitch. We are all for contamination, infection and cross breeding, so we put a good deal of digital stuff into our analog machine: A complete fx unit based on a 24bit DSP is available to either enrich the sound or properly shape it with delays, chorus and reverbs, all controllable with CVs and taptempo inputs. On the rightmost part of the synth you can find a plethora of simple yet effective digital blocks, like logic gates, clock dividers and trigger buttons. From rhythmic duties to digital ringmods....

-the SYNTH! button-
We designed the MODULÖR114 as a perfect entry door to the eurorack modular world by putting together a great assortment of modules with the added functionalities of digital fx and advanced connectivity.

As the cherry on the cake we implemented a hidden monosynth that you can recall at the touch of a button! This innovative capability matches perfectly with one of the potential uses of the MODULÖR114 synth, the lead and bass monosynth. All the red labeled jacks will be connected together in the classic monophonic synthesizer signal flow. Without using patchcords you can start playing just by plugging a usb keyboard in!"

Buchla-compatible Touch Activated Voltage Source Model 218r


via this auction

"compatible with any Buchla system

selectable 1V/oct - 1.2V/oct - 2V/oct scale
selectable 10V - 13.5V pressure output
selectable first/last note priority"

Buchla-compatible Multiple Arbitrary Function Generator Model 248r


via this auction

"compatible with any Buchla system

32 presets
selectable 1V/oct - 1.2V/oct - 2V/oct scale"

Music Thing Modular - Turing Machine mkii 2016


Published on Mar 29, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Coming mid April to www.thonk.co.uk

Here's the new mkii version of the Turing Machine for 2016. There's some added features, new expanders and everything new and old is all 100% compatible ... ace!

00:00 Features, expanders, compatibility, history - talking! :)
03:15 Turing Machine mkii
08:18 Volts Expander
11:10 Dual Melody Lines
13:50 Pulse Expander mkii
17:48 Patch From Scratch
21:55 Audio Rate Chiptune / Pulse Oscillator

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

http://www.patreon.com/divkid"

Novation's "Launchpad Intro" - Online Web Based Launchpad


Check it out here.

[GLITCH HOP] SHIRK - Haunted | Markiplier Outro Song | Launchpad Cover + Project File


Published on Mar 28, 2016 Kaskobi

Spotted this one on discchord.
It's a custom skinned Novation Launchpad. Thought it was interesting to see it played in this orientation. Also makes for a great light show!

"Hey guys, i'm back :D But not for long, this is gonna be my second to last video for a while just as the summer exams approach, so i put out this project to you all, hoping that you all can play this and enjoy it, so i decided to make cover of an absolute classic song from Markiplier's outro in the Five nights at Freddy's videos, as well as Merkmusic's outro, yaknow, hope you guys know those youtubers cos they're just epic, anyway that's beside the point, just watch this video and enjoy what i made for you all :DDDD

Project file requires both sections and Exige's Midi Extension device
Project File: http://www.mediafire.com/download/jdc...
MIDIext Lights Folder: http://www.mediafire.com/download/x69...

Video Details:
Camera: iPhone 6+
Computer: 2009 iMac 27" 2.66GHz Intel Core i5
RAM: 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Software: OS X 10.9.5"

Happy Knobbing 2016 - Modular Synth Meeting in Fischbach Set for May 13 - 15


via Aliens Project

Oberheim OB-X - Vintage


Published on Mar 29, 2016 MrFirechild

"This track is using sounds from the vintage synthesizer Oberheim OB-X ( 1979 ) only. One of the most classic and iconic analog poly synths. Using discrete designs for oscillators and filters the sound is very warm and vintage sounding. The track is composed and produced by www.firechild.se"

WMD Aperture variable width bandpass filter - Program Material


Published on Mar 29, 2016 William Mathewson

"This is a quick demo of how the Aperture filter handles program material, AKA an entire mix ran through it. For this patch the Aperture is at the end of the signal chain, filtering the drums, bass, and auxiliary lines all together. Resonance and feedback are mostly turned all the way down to demonstrate how the Aperture can cleanly filter an entire mix. Input level is also below 12 o' clock meaning the Aperture itself isn't adding any gain, adding to the clarity of the signal."

Korg MS-50 Vintage Synthesizer SN 9 216


via this auction

Roland SH-1000 Vintage Analog Synth w/ Hard Case & FV-1 Pedal SN 457700


via this auction

"Introduced in 1973, this was the first synthesizer Roland produced and was an instant hit."

YAMAHA SY-1 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 6228


via this auction

ARP OMNI 2 String Synth


via this auction

Pearl Drum-X, Programmable Analog Drum Synthesizer (Kick, Snare, Toms) DRX SN 113291


via this auction

STS / SERGE Modular Synth SQP6 6-Stage Sequencer Programmer & PS2A power supply


via this auction

"Includes SQP6 6-Stage Sequencer Programmer installed in a 2.5" M-Boat with power distribution, and a PS2A 115v/230v Power supply."

MMM VCF as a kick drum


Published on Mar 29, 2016 Happy Nerding

"Using Happy Nerding MMM VCF and ADSRs to make a kick drum."

Madrona Labs Introduces Virta Sound Controlled Synthesis and Effects




We have a new synth app from Madrona Labs, the maker of the Buchla inspired Aalto. This one uses audio to synthesize new sounds. The synthesis and effect can be subtle or extreme as you can hear in the demos above.

Via the Madrona Labs website:

"Virta is a patchable toolbox for turning your voice or other instrument into wild new synth sounds."

And from the manual:

"Synthesizers and effects. In this crazy mixed-up world, what could be better? On and on, we tweak and twist, searching for something. Smiles creeping across our faces all the while. The roiling sea of knobs and buttons and lights are magnetic. We seek, pure of heart, to merge with the world of sound.

Alas, we sometimes find ourselves stopped short.

It can be a tall order to get the level of expression and immediacy that you crave with traditional synthesizers and processors. is goes double if you’ve got to work quickly, but want to maintain a satisfying amount of complexity and variance in your sound. Perhaps, in the heat of a creative moment, you have wished to simply dive into a synth or effect and command it by thought. There is no shame in that.

This, to a large degree, is why we’ve created Virta - a modular synthesizer and effects processor that responds directly to you.

When you route your voice (or any kind of audio) into Virta, the sound analysis engine precisely extracts information about its pitch, timbre, and dynamics over time. These new signals can control nearly any parameter in Virta, just the same as you can with MIDI or OSC.

Tis makes for an instrument that can easily follow your every twist and turn. Living the dream, really. Then again, Virta is modular, so audio-controlled synthesis is just one road you can travel. You can also make stuff like:

• Expressive vocal processing chains
• 4-voice MIDI-controlled pitch shi ers
• MIDI/OSC-controlled synths (with or without audio control)
• Drones for days
• First-ever faithful emulation of the mating call of the Space Pony

A Quick Overview
Virta’s interface has four main sections, from top to bottom:
• The header section, where you’ll nd the patch menu, along with the version and registration status of your copy of Virta.
• The signals and shapes section, where AUDIO and MIDI/OSC (KEY) signals ow into Virta, and where the oscillators (OSC1 and OSC2) and modulators (LFO, and ENVELOPE) reside.
• The patcher section, where connections between modules are made and unmade.
• The processing and output section, where the sounds you make are massaged and processed to perfection by the FORMANT, GATE, DE- LAY, and OUTPUT modules"
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