MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Torino Synth Meet Next Weekend, May 28-29


Reminder: The 6th edition of the Torino Synth Meet in Italy is just over a week away!

You'll find full details at http://www.synthmeeting.com

You can find coverage from previous meets via the Torino label here on MATRIXSYNTH. Scroll down for posts in reverse order when you get there.

BOSS DR-220A "Dr. Rhythm" Drum Machine (1986) Roland TR-707


Published on May 19, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

BOSS DR-220A "Dr. Rhythm Acoustic" Drummachine from the year 1986

The DR-220A has the soundset from the Roland TR707 drum machine.
Tap Write and Step Write programming"

Moogfest Night 1 Live Feed


A 2nd feed has been added the the Moogfest live feeds post here.

Minimoog model D , Yamaha CS-10 , resonant filter. The LFO can modulate


Published on May 19, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"The Minimoog is a monophonic analog synthesizer ,date 1975 , Yamaha CS-10 date produced 1975 , low-pass, band-pass or hi-pass resonant filter. The LFO can modulate the filter cutoff"

ELECTRONIC MUSIC SYNTHESIZER BUILDING WORKSHOP


Published on May 12, 2016 audiovisuality

"Discover electronics and sound design while making your own music synthesizer with sound designer, Andrew Bucksbarg. You will learn basic electronics including schematic reading, IC chips, bread-boarding, oscillators and simple circuits for sound-making and filtering, sound design concepts, and adding controls and sensors that react to touch, temperature and light. The workshop will provide expert instruction to build your own sonic electronics and get you thinking about new ways of composing, controlling and performing with your first electronic, analog mini-synth. The instrument includes a 1/4" output so it can be sampled and incorporated into your own beats, compositions, and performances. Once you have finished the workshop, it’s yours to take home and use or design further! This class is suitable for all levels, all materials for the workshop are included."


"MAY 21: ARTIST ANDREW BUCKSBARG LEADS WORKSHOP IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC SYNTHESIZER BUILDING AND SOUND EXPLORATION

Los Angeles, CA - Discover electronics and sound design while making your own music synthesizer with sound designer, Andrew Bucksbarg through a collaboration with the design collective Poketo and The Line Hotel. You will learn basic electronics including schematic reading, IC chips, bread-boarding, oscillators and simple circuits for sound-making and filtering, sound design concepts, and adding controls and sensors that react to touch, temperature and light. The workshop will provide expert instruction to build your own sonic electronics and get you thinking about new ways of composing, controlling and performing with your first electronic, analog mini-synth. The instrument includes a 1/4" output so it can be sampled and incorporated into your own beats, compositions, and performances. Once you have finished the workshop, it’s yours to take home and use or design further! This class is suitable for all levels, all materials for the workshop are included.

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11am-5pm , $250.00

For more information and to sign up visit- www.poketo.com/electronicmusic

The Line Hotel:

3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: 213 - 381 - 7411 Ext: 3076

Andrew Bucksbarg (N_DREW) is an artist, musicican, producer, controllerist and audio-visualist. Andrew was an early innovator of hacking and circuit bending and noizical instrument building. He has over a decade of experience teaching courses and workshops in art, new media and sound design. Andrew's work appear has appeared in museums, galleries and festivals internationally, including installations/performances at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The St. Louis Art Museum, and The Santa Monica Museum.

In need of a little post-workshop R&R? Book a room online at thelinehotel.com with code: POK3515 and receive a very special Friends and Family rate from Poketo. Some exclusions may apply."

FMBass Reface DX Soundset & FM Bass Volume 1 Soundbank for 4-OP Yamaha Synths


Published on May 19, 2016 FM Bass

"FMBass Volume 1 for the Yamaha Reface DX, 32 sounds handmade doing some old fashioned front panel programming, these will be available very soon. No effects are used in any of these sounds.
Visit fmbass.com for more information.
Usage/distribution of the demo's is prohibited without my written permission.
Copyright 2016 fmbass.com."

FM Bass Volume 1 Soundbank Demo

Published on May 19, 2016

"FM Bass Volume 1 for Multi Wave 4-OP FM Synthesizers is available now. The following sounds are compatible with: DX11, TX81Z, WT-11 (32 Sounds) Yamaha TQ-5, B200, YS100, YS200, DS-55 (100 Sounds).
Yamaha V50 (100 Sounds) NOTE: Derelict, DS-55 Bass, Hybrid Bass and Industrial are V50 Only.
Visit fmbass.com for more information.
Usage and or distribution of any content in the video is prohibited without my written permission.
Copyright 2016 fmbass.com."

Get It : Live Modular Techno


Published on May 19, 2016 darksideothetune

"Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers Synthesizers"

Yes, that is the video description.

SSSR Labs. SM042 KOTELNIKOV: Modulations


Published on May 19, 2016 rpocc

"This is almost unedited video showing KOTELNIKOV modulated by audio-rate oscillations.
The second module is a VCF in self-oscillation mode, sequenced by the same source as the SM042 module. (Elektron Analog Four is used as sequencer, which sends 1v/Oct pitch CV and unipolar envelopes for AM directly to this mini-system)

Since VCF CV input is also 1v/octave, a dramatic sound enhancement is possible using FM techniques as well as audio-rate Waveform Modulation and Hard-syncing."

Previous videos here.


via Modularsynth.ru:

"The SSSR Labs KOTELNIKOV is a digital voltage controlled wavetable oscillator module with morphing feature and built-in transient generator. This oscillator can generate number of sounds with diverse spectral content and combine them in various proportions. Kotelnikov can be used as a usual oscillator in a traditional subtractive synthesizer system, but it is also possible to use it as a complete voice module as it features shaped timbres, envelope generator and amplitude modulation.

Technical highlights

The sound engine sampling rate is locked to pitch and varies from 4.2 to 133 kHz, which gives very clear highs and uniform spectral content over the full range.
The Pitch resolution is 6 cents and CV input sampling rate is 6 kHz, which gives smooth analogish FM-ready CV response.
Analogue Amplitude Modulation input is bipolar, linear, rail-to-rail.
Kotelnikov contains 80 waveforms organized in 4 banks:

Moogfest 2016 Live Feeds


Started streaming 5 hours ago

Moogfest Night 1


Moogfest 2016 Live Feed for Friday 5/20

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New Eurorack Maker Svarog Audio Introduces the Aspid Eurorack Module


Published on May 19, 2016 rpocc

Note: this is the first post to officially feature Svarog Audio on the site. The Aspid is their first module. Previous videos by rpocc primarily featured SSSR Labs.

Video description followed by full details on the new Aspid module:

"Eurorack module from Russia!

The Aspid Analog fuzz module by Svarog Audio was made especially for working with bass synthesizers and modules as well as kick, electro and bass-guitars. It is assembled by hand in accordance with the classic analog scheme. Only the best quality parts have been used, such as the original circuit LM308N and EPCOS film capacitors."

Playlist:

Aspid Processing Synthetic Bass Line
Svarog Aspid: Processing Dubstep mix
Svarog Aspid: Processing Electro Groove
Svarog Aspid processing Analog Kick Drum
Aspid Processing Oscillator


via Svarog Audio:

"Analog fuzz 'Aspid' by Svarog Audio was made specially for working with bass synthesizers and modules, 'kick' and also electro and bass-guitars. It's assembled by hand in accordance with the classic analog scheme. Only the best quality parts have been used, such as the original circuit LM308N and film capacitors EPCOS. It is screened to avoid interference.

The MIXING knob is used for mixing raw and processed incoming signals. This knob is meant for processing bass pieces and kicks. It's common knowledge that the overload effect reduces low frequencies to a certain extent. To avoid trapping of sound waves take advantage of the knob.

The VOLUME knob is the volume of effects. At its original position the mixing handle works as volume of the initial signal.

Tone enables you to regulate the quantity of a high frequency spectrum in the effect's sound.

GAIN is the degree of distortion.

FAT adds 'richness' to the sound structure.

CLIP MODE changes the structure of distortions.
The first mode gives a softer sound typical of vintage distortion effects. The second mode is meant for hard distortions, the sound acquires a lot of harmonics.

The 'GAIN' knob works together with 'fat' and 'clip mode'. Each of them affects the other two. It allows to obtain different variations of sounding the module."

New DSP Synthesizers dsp-Host - A tiny 4HP Eurodino


via DSP-Synthesizers:

"The 4HP eurorack module has a 8-pin DIP socket on the outside like the old Simmons EPROM drums that host an ATtiny45/85 MCU.

Like an Ardcore or Euroduino it can host whatever you program yourself into an ATtiny45/85.

Anything from simple VCO’s, LFO’s and other oscillators to complete drum sounds and complex FM voices.

2 analog/CV inputs with attenuators and 1 cv analog/digital input jack.
1 audio output jack.

It is supplied with the necessary library/core interface for writing any DSP application you want with the Arduino IDE and playing it in your eurorack synthesizer."

FXpansion Introduces Geist2 Beat Production System


Published on May 19, 2016 FXpansion


"FXpansion forges ahead with Geist2 beat production system

LONDON, UK - MAY 19: audio software developer FXpansion is proud to announce the availability of Geist2, an all-new incarnation of its award-winning Geist. Geist2 is a powerful sound-sculpting and beat production system with streamlined sample manipulation, arrangement, and modulation capabilities for intuitive and accelerated workflow. Available for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher) and Windows (7 SP1 or higher), as 64-bit only AAX, 32- and 64-bit AU and VST, and Standalone versions.

Geist2 is an advanced step-sequencer and sample-based drum machine realised in software and sympathetically styled so that creativity comes to the fore. First and foremost, it allows an elegant and ergonomic way to effortlessly build beats (although is equally well suited to work with all kinds of music material). Grooves and rhythms can be performed and programmed quicker than ever, thanks to its redesigned, resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) interface that’s as easy on the eye as it is to use.

There’s so much more to Geist2 than first meets the eye. Equally at home as a triggered sample player, loop machine, performance beatbox, production system, or all of these things at once, anyone can approach beat making in their own way with Geist2.

For slicing longer loops, the refined Slicer combined with up to 64 pads allows for fast, non-destructive chopping of beats with automatic pattern extraction — easily create custom loops, thanks to drag-and-drop MIDI and audio export functionality.

When capturing samples with Geist2’s Sampler, whether working with multiple loops or threshold-based single hits, the integrated browser and an ability to record directly to the pads provides an easy-going environment for creating custom kits to hit that perfect beat!

But what about taking things to an even higher level of interest, musical-sounding or otherwise? Geist2’s got it covered, thanks to the TransMod system. Automate almost any parameter with interacting modulators like LFOs, step-sequencers, envelopes, maths functions, and macro controls to morph and evolve sounds in new and creative ways.
Each of Geist2’s eight engines feature a 64-track Sequencer with 24 pattern memories — all with individual track lengths to create evolving polyrhythmic patterns. Event probability, micro-timing shifts for ‘off-the-grid’ organic grooves, and parameter step- automation for adding new dimensions to beats are also available.

When working in Song mode, building complex, evolving arrangements is easy and fun; record scene changes live in real time or just start playing — capturing it all afterwards and never missing an idea with retro recording functionality.

Finally, Geist2’s powerful sampling and effects engine can twist and transform sounds into something completely different. Layer samples with individual effects and use crossfaded loop point modulation alongside Zynaptiq’s ZTX — a cross-platform technology for high-quality time-stretching, pitch-shifting, and pitch-correction — to create new sounds and textures. New effects also include FXpansion’s own Bloom (creative delay and diffusion effect) and Maul (distortion and tone shaper) algorithms alongside low fidelity DAC (Digital to Audio Convertor) modelling, high-quality reverb, frequency shifting, granular freezing, classic DCAM (Discrete Component Analogue Modelling) compression, filters, drive, and much more.

With its inbuilt intelligent browser for navigating a superlative sound library from Splice Sounds — a passionate team of engineers, designers, writers, musicians, and music-lovers devoted to producing some of the best loops, samples, and sounds around — Geist2 is ready and able to take beats and grooves to the next level" https://www.fxpansion.com/products/geist2/

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer


via this auction

Roland Jupiter 8 Analog Synthesizer SN 040137 with MIDI


via this auction

"JP-8 Model # 040137 - 12 bit. The pinnacle of analog synth development.

This Roland JP-8 was purchased from Japan last year. It was apparently never gigged and not used very much at all according to the previous owner. It appears to be a very early model. The Japanese seller had the unit fully serviced -- totally rehabbed and recapped. It sounded fully operational, and just as beautiful as expected upon its arrival to the states. There are no known issues, it works perfectly. It also has been retrofitted for MIDI functionality. The cosmetic condition is also pristine, near museum quality, with the exception of some small dings on the one side metal panel (clearly shown in photo)."

Moog Minimoog Model D Analog


via this auction

Moog Minimoog Synthesizer - SERVICED and RESTORED


via this auction

"You are bidding on a Moog Mini-Moog model D. This one has a serial number of 49xx and was built in 1973. It has the middle (rev. 2) oscillator board.

This particular instrument has been thoroughly shopped and cleaned, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a nicer one for sale on eBay or anywhere else. Check out the list of what all was done to bring this beautiful instrument back - as closely as possible - to its former glory:

Yamaha CS15D Vintage Analog Dual Channel Synthesizer SN 4215


via this auction

Blue Roland Sh-101 w/ MG-1 Modulation Grip SN 362225


via this auction

Battle of the Circuits // Live in Antwerp, Belgium


Started streaming less than 1 hour ago NovationTV

Novation Circuit Review & iPad Editor
https://us.novationmusic.com/circuit-components-components
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

Homage Cortini by Todd Barton



"while preparing for an upcoming skype tutorial on using the Buchla Music Easel for creating live ambient tracks, I developed this patch, which reminded me of one of my synth heroes, Alessandro Cortini -- I always come back to listening to his work with delight. Hail Cortini!!"

ACCESS Virus KC - Advanced Simulated Analog Synthesizer - Sound Programming


Published on May 19, 2016 REWO_Channel

"ACCESS Virus KC - Advanced Simulated Analog Synthesizer - Sound Programming by René van der Wouden.

The first 80+ sounds are designed and programmed for the classic electronic music styles like ambient and Berlin School. For especially the latter, PPG-style of sounds are included.

Many sounds refer to the Froese/Franke/Schmoeilling period of Tangerine Dream.

Enjoy. No sysex files available."

New Novation Bass Station II Artist SoundPack

Novation // Bass Station II Artist Pack Trailer

Published on May 19, 2016 NovationTV

"We decided to put a call out to a handful of our Bass Station II artists to have them create some patches for a new soundpack.

Here’s the roster of analogue noodlers who got involved:
Nite Jewel, Cian from Super Furry Animals, Jeremy from Everything Everything, Jason Miles, Victor Parris Mitchell, Adam Freedland

Get the soundpack:
http://bit.ly/BS2ArtistPack"

Novation // Bass Station II Artist Pack - Jeremy Pritchard Explains


"In this video, Jeremy Pritchard of Everything Everything talks us through his thoughts on BS2 and the patches he's created for the 'Bass Station II Artist Pack', available free on the Novation website."

Novation // Bass Station II Artist Pack - MXXWLL Demo


"Watch the incredible MXXWLL demoing the newly released 'Bass Station II Artist Pack', available free on the Novation site."

Kilpatrick Audio: Designing and Prototyping Unique Synthesizers


Published on May 18, 2016 Protocase Inc

Protocase promo video featuring Kilpatrick Audio.

"In our latest video spotlight, Andrew Kilpatrick from Kilpatrick Audio explains how he uses Protocase to rapidly manufacture a high-quality "consumer grade" prototype enclosure for his synthesizers.

In the realm of today's high quality musical equipment, Kilpatrick Audio needed a custom enclosure that was not only aesthetically pleasing, but feels good in the hands of the artists.

For more information on custom electronic enclosures, sheet metal components and machined parts, visit http://www.protocase.com"

DSI Prophet 12 Demo "Linear FM"


Published on Jan 28, 2016 Xephyron Digital

"This is a patch demo on the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12. This patch really showcases the sound capabilities of the Prophet 12. Thanks for watching!"

Hard Techno on the DSI Tempest PT.2


Published on May 19, 2016 molotovsystem

https://soundcloud.com/lukes-anger

Part 1 here.

Moog Reintroduces The Minimoog Model D - Moogfest Video


Published on May 19, 2016 Synthtopia

"At Mioogfest 2016, Moog Music has reintroduced the classic Minimoog Model D.

We talked with Moog's Nick Montoya about the new Minimoog Model D, what's changed and what they've kept the same.

They've gone to great lengths to recreate the iconic Minimoog sound - but also added a new LFO, a better keyboard and support for additional control voltage options."

Added this one to the original post here.

Modular Synthesizer Tour at Happy Knobbing Electronic Music Festival 2016


Published on May 19, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"Ralph Baumgartl and Moogulator are taking a tour through the halls of the Happy Knobbing Modular Synthesizer Meeting 2016. We are taking a close look at all the Synthesizer systems present at the venue and Moogulator is explaining how the musicians are combining their Modular Synths with additional electronic music making gear. Whether you are seasoned Modular Synthesizer veteran or a musician planning to get a modular Synth, this show will provide you with valuable information about the world of modular synthesizers. Enjoy!"

Meet the VARIGATE 8+ !!

DNB (Circuit jam 7)


Published on May 19, 2016 Ruslan Jabrayilov

"My first attempt at making DNB on Circuit. All sounds, except for the snare drum, are original."

Novation Circuit Review & iPad Editor
https://us.novationmusic.com/circuit-components-components
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

Yamaha Montage Tutorials by Xephyron Digital


Published on May 16, 2016 Xephyron Digital

https://yamahasynth.com/

Playlist:
Yamaha Montage Tutorial 1- Initializing a Part
Yamaha Montage Tutorial 2 - Preset Parts
Yamaha Montage Tutorial 3 - AWM2 Elements
Yamaha Montage Tutorial 4a - Pitch EG
Yamaha Montage Tutorial 4b - Filter EG
Yamaha Montage Tutorial 4c - Amp EG
Yamaha Montage Tutorial 5 - Motion Control Sequencer 1

Review Yamaha MONTAGE Synthesizer by Soh ETC in Thai


Published on May 18, 2016 Yamaha Music Thailand

"Yamaha MONTAGE Synthesizer
Sound Motion Control Engine

พบสุดยอดซินธิไซเซอร์ ที่ได้รับการขนานนามว่าดีที่สุดในโลก ณ ขณะนี้ ด้วยการคิดค้นและพัฒนา โดยทีมงานที่ดีที่สุดจากยามาฮ่า"

Propellerhead Announces Reason 9


Published on May 19, 2016 Propellerhead

"Three new intriguing devices to tease out the music in you, pristine audio polishing tools, a thousand new sounds for a million new ideas and much more. Get ready for Reason 9!"

What's new in Reason

Always inspired
Set your creativity free with the new Player devices. Scales & Chords, Note Echo and Dual Arpeggio will take your Reason instruments to a new level.

Never short on great sounds
1000 new patches to ignite your creativity. Reason 9 adds a collection of cutting-edge sounds from professional sound designers.

Sound amazing
Polish your recordings to perfection with Reason’s new Pitch Edit. It doesn’t just sound good. It sounds Reason time-stretch good!

Other new features

Faster flow
Bounce in place to create audio clips from your instruments. Reverse MIDI and automation with one click. Split notes with the Razor tool.

More looks
Ever wanted to turn the lights down low in your Reason studio? Pick a visual theme that suits your mood: default, blue or dark.

Audio to MIDI
Sing your melodies, hum your bass lines. Monophonic audio clips can now be exported to MIDI with a single click."

https://www.propellerheads.se/reason/new

Moog Voyager XL Keyboard Synthesizer


via this auction

Moogy Klingman's Univox Mini-Korg 700 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 3370


via this auction

"Univox Mini-Korg 700 analog synthesizer- great cosmetic shape and appears to be fully-functioning. I've been going through this for the past few days and everything is very responsive and seems to be doing what it should. The only issue that I've noticed is that the volume pot is sometimes scratchy. This has been in my studio for the past fifteen or so years. I purchased it from Moogy Klingman, Todd Rundgren and Utopia's principal keyboard man throughout much of the seventies. Moogy began using a Mini-Korg on Utopia's second American tour in the spring of 1974 as an easier-to-use alternative to the Minimoog, and that became a mainstay of his live rig for the remainder of the seventies. It's not a particularly sturdy design (many that you see have broken keys, missing sliders, et cetera) and Moogy was somewhat rough on his live gear, so him and Todd purchased the one that I eventually acquired to use exclusively in their Secret Sound studio. This was his main synthesizer used on the recording of the album 'Todd Rundgren's Utopia,' and Moogy told me that he specifically recalled using it all over 'The Ikon' track. When Moogy sold his share in Secret Sound in the late-seventies, this was one of the few pieces of gear that he took with him."

Sequential Circuits Drumtrak


via this auction

Oberheim DXa (DX w/ factory midi)


Published on May 19, 2016 Phyllis Dealer


via this auction

"This is an Oberheim DXa drum machine. (The rare DX version with factory midi). Also included are 7 extra Eproms. Please read carefully so you know exactly what to expect.
The drum machine is in good condition and sounds great.
A couple of small issues - 3 of the small button plastic caps are missing (see photo) so basically they won’t make contact when pressed, however, I did find a solution for this as you’ll be able to see at the end of the video below. I will include the 'accessory' shown.
The original H.H plastic tuning knob in the back is missing. I put a screw instead and it works fine (see video).
Some of the small square buttons are ‘over sensitive’ and will double trigger as you might be able to see in the video. Never really bothered me too much. It’ll just take some cleaning if it'll bother you."

Mannequins Just Friends Env’s


Mannequins Just Friends Env's from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.

Envelopes

EuroDoodle // 001 - Robot Birds


Published on May 19, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 041-
EuroDoodle 001-

First video for the new 'EuroDoodle'-series. Basically its just me, patching away on my small eurorack system and turning some knobs. No demo character or what so ever.

Patchsheet: https://cloud.1und1.de/ngcloud/extern..."

Analog Four Bass, Pad, Lead + Drums Demo


Published on May 19, 2016 synth-love

"Quick pattern showing the A4 doing all parts in a more musical rather than techno context.

Parts are solo'd toward the end for listening to the individual patches."

Teenage Engineering PO-12 & Korg Volca Sync Tutorial


Published on May 19, 2016 Todd Smith

"In this tutorial I'll show you how to slave a Teenage Engineering PO-12 with any of the Kolg Volca series. The Teenage Engineering PO-12 & Korg Volca series make a great combo for any electronic musician who is into hardware but on a tight budget. Syncing the Teenage Engineering PO-12 and Korg Volca series is very easy and takes only a few steps. This short tutorial will tell you everything you need to know."

Buchla style DIY Quad resonant LPG


Published on May 19, 2016 sergioavia

"Buchla style DIY Quad resonant low pass gate, model 292c with resonance mode."

I believe the 292c was original by Thomas White. If anyone knows otherwise, please leave a comment.

Helium


Published on May 19, 2016 millolab

"Headphones highly recomended. A morning improvisation.
Sorry for the poor video quality... i had to record with my laptop.

Gear used: Korg Electribe 2, Elektron Machinedrum, Eventide H9."

Live on Moog SUB 37 and MF-104F


Published on May 19, 2016 Bálint Baráth

"Improvisation with Moog Sub-37 and Moogerfooger Analog delay"

New Gargoyle Delay – eurorack module


Published on May 19, 2016 paul tas


"Gargoyle Delay is classic delay/echo effect with additional experimental sound modulation options.
Choose between clean echo sound – perfect for drums and, dirty ambient drone sound pattern.

Details:

Playing with delay module is simple and intuitive:

Time Control – Increase delay time of sound.
Repeats Control – Gives you control over amount of repeats/echo effect.
Feadback Fader – Decrease self feedback pattern of sound. Minimum setting gives none fade out

Instant DnB on request


Published on May 19, 2016 Colin Benders

"Soooo tired but managed one last energy burst. ended up being pretty interesting, just skip to halfway if its all a bit too longwinded :-)"

Disting Sample Player synth Jam, Eurorack, Mopho, Dx7, Volca


Published on May 19, 2016 Barry Smethurst

"All recorded Live, No computer sequencing used. Reverb from Hall Of Fame Pedal. Expert Sleepers Disting Sample playback for piano sample. Makenoise STO, Intellijel Dixie"

Arturia B-3 V, Farfisa V, Piano V, and Stage-73 V Sound Demos by Synth Anatomy


Published on May 19, 2016 Synth Anatomy

Playlist

Arturia B-3 V - Sound Demo
Arturia Farfisa V - Sound Demo
Arturia Piano V - Sound Demo
Arturia Stage-73 V - Sound Demo

Details on the release here.

Arturia Synclavier V - Sound Demo by Synth Anatomy


Published on May 19, 2016 Synth Anatomy

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

This is the very first demo of the new Arturia Synclavier V FM Synthesizer. It's based on the hardware Synclavier Synthesizer."

Details on the release here.

Arturia Announces V Collection 5 Including New NED Synclavier Port, Hammond B3 and More


Published on May 19, 2016 ARTURIA

Update: Clarification: the NED Synclavier is not an emulation but a port of the original software:

"this is not an emulation - it is the real thing, the real mccoy. Cameron Jones himself ported the original Synclavier code to run on PC/MAC/VST etc.

- you have the choice of playing each patch either in the original 8-bit depth, or change it to 4-bit (!), 10-bit, 12-bit, 14-bit, 16-bit, 18-bit, 20-bit, 22-bit or 24-bit depth.

- resynthesis: not implemented in the current release but there may be plans to put it in a future release. However some of the original factory patches included (83 total) are resynthesis-based

- the partials/timbre frame functionality was vastly expanded"

Video description:

"The new V Collection 5 is a giant leap forward in our quest to create the greatest legendary keyboards collection ever, including 5 new softwares instruments: Piano V, Synclavier V, B-3 V, Stage-73 V, Farfisa V.

Special thanks to:
Altius Prod
Stéphane Schott (http://www.lyynkstudio.com/)
Studio Question de Son (http://www.questiondeson.com/)
Underground Records (http://www.undergroundrecords.fr/)
Garbage & Greg Kaplan (https://www.garbage.com/)"

Arturia announces the Synclavier V

Published on May 19, 2016 ARTURIA

Update: It's not clear if the Synclavier V supports sampling resynthesis (see above), although it does take the FM and additive synthesis with partials to a new level. For reference, you can find the history of features for the original Synclavier on Wikipedia here.

"Arturia announces the Synclavier V, the first recreation of the legendary digital synthesizer made in collaboration with Cameron Jones, the inventor of the original instrument.

The Synclavier V faithfully recreates the elite digital synthesizer/workstation that started it all, powering some of the biggest hits and film soundtracks of the early ‘80s with its unique rich, edgy sounds.

While the Synclavier V expertly brings this historic instrument to life, we’ve improved it dramatically by taking advantage of today’s processing power. We’ve also infused into it everything we’ve learned over 16 years of developing award-winning software synthesizers. The result is a thoroughly modern, cutting-edge instrument that stands alone among hardware and software synths alike.

Update: some details on the synth engine:

Timbres consist of up to 12 Partial Timbres
Much of the magic of the original Synclavier owed to the ability to build Timbres (presets) by creating and layering four completely different sounds or Partial Timbres to realize massive, complex sounds. With the Synclavier V, we’ve taken the number of Partial Timbres to 12, dramatically expanding the creative possibilities. Since each Partial Timbre is a complete sound, that means that you can stack many different sonic elements into electrifying Timbres resounding with rich complex textures brimming with subtleties.

Partial Timbres are each compete synth engines
Each of the 12 Partial Timbres has two digital oscillators that combine the principles of both additive and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. Rather than using filters to subtract harmonics from simple oscillators, additive synthesis builds up complex sounds by selectively adding harmonics in this case. The Synclavier V goes way beyond that, combining these oscillators in an FM architecture where the carrier (main) oscillator is modulated by the second harmonic oscillator. The fusion of additive and FM technologies make for a stunningly diverse and unique universe of cinematic pads, epic leads, evolving bass lines and more.

Time Slices animate long passages
Time Slices allow you to specify up to 50 snapshots of the 12 Partial Timbres of additive and FM synthesis goodness, and animate through them over time. For each Time Slice, you can set the volume, pitch, FM modulation amount, and delay. The ability to set parameter crossfades of up to 30 seconds between Time Slices—over a total time of 5 minutes—makes it possible to create long evolving ambient pads and cinematic cues of incredible complexity.

Improvements make a great instrument even greater
We’ve made a lot more improvements beyond boosting the sound engine from four Partial Timbres to 12. Where the original modulation oscillator was only a sine wave, now you can also choose sawtooth, square, or triangle—or graphically build your own waves comprised of 24 phase-controllable harmonics. These enhancements allow you to create outrageous textures never possible before. Each Time Slice can now even have a separate FM modulator waveform. Variable bit depth between 4- and 24-bits, on-board effects, and a MIDI Learn feature are just some of the many examples of the new options available to you in Synclavier V.

With the Synclavier V, digital synthesis meets total creative and performance expression.
Sure, all synths have LFOs, but the vibrato section of the Synclavier V is exhaustive, giving you control over LFO attack, phase, quantizing, bias and more. Things get even more interesting when you apply the LFO to the FM harmonic oscillator that, in turn, modulates the carrier. Let that sink in for a minute!

Want to take your listeners on an animated journey? Add extra energy to your pads and soundscapes with the stereo modulation section. It actually takes the form of separate linkable tremolos for each channel, making for unique spatial animation effects that will have everybody’s heads spinning.

Imagine performing with expressive nuances never possible before. Press harder on the keyboard to change the amount of FM modulation. Ride the expression pedal to affect the frame speed of your Time Slices. Grab the mod wheel to rock the FM modulation ratio. These are just some examples of what’s possible when you use the modulation matrix to easily map any of your favorite MIDI controllers to dozens of sound engine parameters—discretely for each Partial Timbre."

You'll find Arturia's page on the Synclavier V here, and Synclavier Digital's website here.

Update: the official press release for the entire V Collection 5 [Note: The Analog Lab press release below was the first to go up. Apologies for the all the updates, but this is how it comes in, and posts here on MATRIXSYNTH are about capturing that]:

"Arturia advances industry-standard V Collection of virtual classic keyboards

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce availability of V Collection 5 — the latest incarnation of its impressive industry-standard collection of authentic-sounding virtual instruments, expanded and updated to include five all-new additions alongside new versions of ‘old favourites’ (plus Analog Lab 2) — as of May 19…

With no fewer than 17 virtual instruments that recreate hard-to-source synthesizers and classic keyboards, V Collection 5 represents really remarkable value on many musical levels. At an attractive monetary level, it’s a no-brainer! Bringing something special to the 21st Century performance and production table, five all-new authentic-sounding additions lead this latest V Collection charge.

B-3 V beautifully recreates the distinctive tones of the B-3 tonewheel organ, one of the most iconic and influential instruments of all time. It truly transcends time and place by bringing this still-sought-after sound to the computer-based music-making masses. Meanwhile, Farfisa V virtually puts players in the driving seat of the sound that drove the hits of several decades as a superb software simulation of the famous Farfisa Compact Deluxe organ. Pushing the physical boundaries of an acoustic piano, Piano V meticulously models the sound and behaviour of one of the most important instruments history has yet thrown up — albeit not as one but rather nine virtual instruments rolled into one! An authentic-sounding software simulation of the Seventies-vintage Stage and Sixties-vintage Suitcase 73-key electric pianos, Stage-73 V is the sound of the Sixties, the sound of the Seventies… the sound of today, the sound of tomorrow! Thanks to Arturia’s close collaboration with original Synclavier® software developer Cameron Jones, Synclavier V takes everything the trailblazing Synclavier® could do as the most powerful additive and FM synthesizer ever created and makes it more powerful!

Put it like this: thinking about all those thousands of new sounds and styles in V Collection 5 that are available at the touch of a (virtual) button beggars belief, but Arturia’s aim is true… to create the tools that lend a helping hand to today’s musicians, taking inspiration from the past to (re)invent the music of tomorrow. The 12 remaining virtual instruments in V Collection 5 — ARP 2600 V, CS-80V, JUP-8V, Matrix-12 V, Mini V, Modular V, Prophet V, and SEM V analogue synthesizers; Prophet VS digital synthesizer; Wurli V electric piano; VOX Continental V electronic organ; and Solina V string machine — do just that, too. All are updated with resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) GUIs that truly have to be seen to be believed! But digging deeper, Native Instruments’ new NKS® (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD) — allowing advanced integration with third-party software instruments — naturally features across the board. As does AU, AAX, VST2, and VST3 compatibility, standalone operation, plus MIDI Learn (to easily map all parameters to a MIDI CC).

Continuing Arturia’s quest for absolute authenticity through TAE® (True Analog Emulation), physical modelling, and additional technologies, anyone prepared to dig deep into V Collection 5’s treasure trove of hard-to-source synth and classic keyboard recreations will be musically rewarded in kind. Conversely, Analog Lab 2 is a powerful yet painless way of accessing a broad selection of sounds from across V Collection 5 within a single application. As it supports Arturia’s many MIDI controller devices natively, it adapts to reflect their physical controls when they are connected… connect with V Collection 5, then, and accept Arturia’s helping hand to today’s musicians, taking inspiration from the past to (re)invent the music of tomorrow!"

The Analog Lab press release:

"Arturia advances Analog Lab composite virtual instrument to include V Collection 5 sound selection

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce availability of Analog Lab 2 — an all-new incarnation of its composite virtual instrument that gathers together a broad selection of sought-after sounds from its V Collection 5 software bundle — as of May 19...

Analog Lab 2 is a powerful yet painless way of accessing a sought-after selection of sounds from all 17 of Arturia’s authentic-sounding virtual instruments as a single application. Included are sounds from eight emulated analogue synthesizers (ARP 2600 V, CS-80V, JUP-8V, Matrix-12 V, Mini V, Modular V, Prophet V, and SEM V), two digital synthesizers (Prophet VS and Synclavier V), two electric pianos (Stage-73 V and Wurli V), an acoustic piano (Piano V), and three electronic organs (B-3 V, Farfisa V, and VOX Continental V). Those virtual instruments recreate hard-to-source hardware synthesizers and classic keyboards of the past and conveniently transport them to the present-day desktop.

Analog Lab 2 invites instant exploration as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible plug-in in any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or as a standalone version. Its redesigned, resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) GUI (Graphical User Interface) is as easy on the eye as it is to use. Studio View shows the original historic hardware, helpfully bringing up the best presets from each instrument in question. But there’s a whole lot more to Analog Lab 2 than good looks alone.

Accessing those sought-after sounds at the speed of sound is simple, thanks to a new preset browser. Browse presets by TYPES, BANKS, sonic CHARACTERISTICS, and INSTRUMENTS (crossing categories). Create PLAYLISTS. Or simply Search for presets by NAME. Needless to say, with 4,500-plus presets to choose from there’s always a sound to suit every mood, every ambiance, and every music style — sounds that transcend time and fashion.

For those wishing to dig deeper then the dual-instrument MULTI feature with independent MIDI settings panel for each instrument will make their musical day. Drag and drop splits and layers of those presets to take ownership of the sound. Sounds and Multis can be organised in the PLAYLISTS area for instant recall via program change messages, making Analog Lab 2 a best friend in the studio and a pillar of live performance.

Put simply, Analog Lab 2 is so much more than just a sound library. It’s a substantial sound design tool and an amazing live performance instrument integral to immeasurably improving everyday workflow. When connected to one of Arturia’s many MIDI (Musical Digital Instrument Interface) controller devices, Analog Lab 2 will automatically adapt to reflect their physical controls. Generic MIDI controllers of course can also be used with MIDI learn to easily map all parameters to a MIDI CC (Control Change).

Changing the sound of Analog Lab 2 is even easier thanks to two EFFECTS slots with pre/post fader switch per instrument. Included Bitcrusher, Chorus, Delay, Destroy, Dub Delay, Eq4, Flanger, Overdrive, Phaser, Pitchshift, Reverb, Roundpanner, and Vocal Filter effects ensure that Analog Lab 2 always sounds the way you want it to.

Take your sound and workflow to another level with Analog Lab 2, an easily-accessible environment at an easy-to- swallow price point. What’s not to like?"

Arturia B-3 V Tutorial

Published on May 19, 2016

"The B-3 V delivers the most authentic tonewheel organ and rotary speaker experience you’ll find anywhere, plus customizations that open up new creative opportunities."

"Arturia pulls out all the software stops to realistically recreate tonewheel organ combo classic

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce availability of B-3 V — an authentic-sounding software simulation of the classic B-3 tonewheel organ and Leslie rotary speaker combo — as of May 19...

B-3 V realistically recreates the special sound of the B-3 tonewheel organ. One of the most iconic and influential instruments of all time. One which has graced many of the greatest recordings of all time. Today Arturia brings this to its award-winning Analog Classics family of virtual instruments that recreate hard-to-source synthesizers and classic keyboards.

Keyboard players have made their mark in all forms of popular music with the B-3, back from its inception in the Fifties way past its discontinuation through to today. Procol Harum’s hit ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ proved particularly memorable with a melancholic countermelody displaying an altogether softer side to the B-3. But raucousness remains the order of the day for the blues, jazz, and gospel genres with which it first found favour. After all, it had historically been aimed at churches as a more compact and affordable alternative to conventional pipe organs.

One saying springs to mind: Pulling out all the stops — to hold back nothing — is an allusion to organ stops being pulled out to turn on each set of sounds in a pipe organ. The B-3 effectively ‘emulates’ this with its drawbars. Doing this and a whole lot more is what B-3 V does best, thanks to Arturia pulling out all the software stops to make it happen!

Thirties-developed tonewheel technology originally made that special sound happen. An electronic current is created when rotating a metal tonewheel near an electromagnetic pickup and amplifying that signal. The B-3 has 91 of those tonewheels with each key connected to a fixed set of tonewheel outputs. Drawbar settings control how these are mixed together. The tube preamplifier subsequently shapes the sound a little further — filtering and distortion take hold here — while factoring the position of the expression pedal. This not only acts as a volume control but also affects the frequency response of the preamp which is connected to a speaker.

Speaking of which, B-3 V faithfully simulates the favoured Leslie tone cabinet, containing a power amplifier that drives a rotating horn and a stationary woofer firing into a rotating drum reflector. Spellbinding spatial and frequency-shifting effects above and beyond the sound-shaping effects of commonplace loudspeakers are all perfectly possible!

B-3 V brings this classic combo — complete with the inherent imperfections that made that tonewheel technology sound so unique — to the present-day desktop as an AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible plug-in in any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or as a standalone version. Visually, things couldn’t get clearer, thanks to the resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) GUI (Graphical User Interface) that’s as easy on the eye as it is to use.

Under the hood, things couldn’t be better with MIDI control of many parameters and insert slots for ANLALOG DELAY, CHORUS, FLANGER, OVERDRIVE, and PHASE effects, as well as ADVANCED SETTINGS for upper and lower manuals and rotary speaker behaviour. B-3 V boasts a built-in step sequencer, allowing anyone to easily set an amount of modulation for each step of the sequence! Naturally, Native Instruments’ new NKS® (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD) allows advanced integration with B-3 V.

All of the benefits of the original iconic instrument are available to modern music-makers with B-3V, but without the heavyweight hassles. Where anyone chooses to take it musically is anyone’s guess, but bet your bottom dollar that special sound will be being heard for many more years to come... courtesy of B-3 V!"

Arturia Stage-73 V Tutorial

Published on May 19, 2016

"The Stage-73 gives you actual authentic modeling of both Stage and Suitcase versions of the most popular electric piano on the planet —completed with unparalleled control of virtual mechanics, a complement of effects pedals, and built-in classic amps."

https://www.arturia.com/products/analog-classics/analoglab/overview

Update: And the official press release for the new Farfisa-V:

"Arturia augments Analog Classics collection with faithful Farfisa Compact series software simulation

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce availability of Farfisa V — faithfully modelling the famous Farfisa Compact Deluxe electronic organ with additional features from its Duo Compact series sibling — as of May 19...

Arturia’s award-winning Analog Classics family of virtual instruments recreate hard-to-source synthesizers and classic keyboards. As a worthy addition, Farfisa V virtually puts players of today in the musical driving seat with a still-sought-after sound that drove the hits of several decades: Farfisa’s famous Compact Deluxe electronic organ, one of a series of iconic instruments manufactured in Italy between 1964-1968. A staple of Sixties-produced popular music, they made their musical mark with a wider-ranging sound than that of their main VOX Continental competitor. With more bass waveforms and an expanded percussion and vibrato section sales soared.

Speaking sonically, Farfisa Compacts are almost more top octave synth-like than organ-like, thanks to a rudimentary envelope that allows for attack and decay control that went way beyond the typical organ sound of its day. Little wonder, then, that they proved popular with musicians throughout the Sixties (‘Sam The Sham’ and The Pharaohs, Percy Sledge), Seventies (Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk), Eighties (B-52s, Blondie), and beyond. But unlike heavyweight Hammond tonewheel organs, transportation to performances was trouble-free. For the fortuitous Farfisa form factor included integrated legs that could be folded up and stored within the body of the instrument itself, surely sealing many purchasing deals!

Today, though, finding and maintaining an original Farfisa has become both difficult and costly. Farfisa V solves such problems by bringing all the benefits without any of the hassles to the present-day desktop! Developed using an original hardware organ for reference, it meticulously models the original circuits and sounds of the famous Farfisa Compact Deluxe. Features from its Duo Compact series sibling are also included alongside an authentic combo amp simulation. Standalone instrument operation on Mac OS X and Windows is a given for performance purposes. Plug-in support for all major formats inside any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with easy MIDI-learn functionality provides hands-on control of many of its parameters and automation support for considerable creative control. Naturally, Native Instruments’ new NKS® (NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD) — allowing advanced integration with third-party software instruments — is there for the taking.

As always, recreating an instrument in software provided an opportunity to add a number of more advanced features fit for the 21st Century. Cue the special USER WAVE position, allowing anyone to create an additive waveform. Why not use the ToneDraw feature to create a new waveshape based on the graphical look of the sliders? Having modelled the original built-in spring reverb, Arturia added other reverb IRs (Impulse Responses). Reorder the additional ANALOG DELAY, CHORUS, FLANGER, OVERDRIVE, and PHASER effects. Easily-accessible individual voice tuning, PARA (paraphonic) and POLY (polyphonic) modes, ATTACK and RELEASE envelopes for upper and lower keyboards, BASS WAVE (waveform selector), TONE control for bass section, TREMOLO SYNC, and REPEAT SYNC round out this all-new Analog Classic. Hearing is believing. So is seeing, thanks to the resizable (Retina/4K-compatible) GUI (Graphical User Interface) that’s as easy on the eye as it is to use.

Ultimately, then, whether you’re set on recreating a distinctive and powerful organ sound of the past or forging ahead with a new organ sound of the future, Farfisa V does it all. But best of all... legs no longer play a part in sealing this must-have musical deal!

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