MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Oberheim OB-Xa Vintage Analog Synthesizer (1981) "Springday"

Published on Jun 9, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Oberheim OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer from the year 1981
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-tracking
fx: reverb and delay

The OB-Xa is one of the best polyphonic analog synthesizers ever. The sound is different to the OB-X and OB-8. And the OB-6 too. ;)"

Original 360 Systems Slavedriver Vol1 Synth Patches for Oberheim Expander Module

via this auction

Wish there were more pics for this one. If anyone knows of a scan online, let us know! If anyone pics it up send in some pics or scans of some of the pages.

Moog Sub-37 patch

Published on Jun 9, 2016 biologik

"I'm making an electronica patch bank for this synth Here's one patch in context (paraphonic mode). Melodic techno."

Mune - Sneak Peek #1

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Mune

"Here is a clip of the Mune controlling effects on the Arturia Microbrute and Korg Electribe through Ableton Live.

Kickstarter coming soon."

Livid Minim - Deep House with Minim app

Published on Jun 9, 2016 KlaatuNinja

You can find details on Livid's Minim here.

Moog Sonic Six Vintage Duophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha DX7 Ram Card by Soundsources

via this auction

"Ram card designed to be used with a Mark 1, Yamaha Dx7 synth. It contains 2 x Banks of 32 quality sounds or store your own creations."

The top of the sticker almost looks programmable!

Roland JP-8000 Famous Strings Pads & Special FX 2016 Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 9, 2016 SynthgodXXX

Note the custom colored knob caps and sliders.

"Roland JP-8000 "Famous Strings, Pads & Special FX"
by Rik Marston 100% No Talking!
***Watch in HD***

Roland JP-8000 Virtual Analog Synthesizer
audio demo recorded dry into Ableton Live 7 with no effects
except for the internal FX from the JP-8000 itself.
This JP-8000 has the Jupiter-8 style knob & slider cap colors.

These are just factory presets played & tweaked a bit but
they are great at showing off the sound engine's other claim
to fame beyond the Super Saw Trance sound-
The JP-8000 Famous Strings, Pads & Special FX!
The last sound I tweak is quiet, but morphs into a killer
SPACE MUSIC DRONE that is awesome in headphones!

Excellent synthesizer for Dance, Pop, Rock, Techno, Gothic,
Industrial, Soundtracks, Ambient, New Age, Space Music, etc.

Please please PLEASE watch your volume, it goes from soft
& sweet to BALLS to the WALLS in seconds!
Such a dramatic little synthesizer! LOL!!
Just one little knob or slider move & the sound EXPANDS
into a new dimension... God this synth ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Bit of Short

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Oxix52

"This is my mostly Make Noise eurorack system. No external effects, just echo from the Echophon."

spiral obsession / eurorack modular techno

Published on Jun 9, 2016 dresseduplunch

"Another snippet from the current modular set..

elektron octatrack
Jomox MBase 11
sequentix cirklon
jomox T-resonator
modular synth: acidlab 8LMHT, intellijel rubicon, mutable instruments braids, synthesis technology morphing terrarium"

SH 3acid workout

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Unun Septium

"I keep coming across these 'expert' opinions telling me that the Roland SH-3a doesn't really make a very good bass synth. Well, I suppose it depends what kind of bass you're after.

If you ever hear this myth being perpetuated, just remember these two words: Distortion pedal. It was good enough for the TB-303.

This little workout uses the valve distortion of a Digitech BP8 (hence the noise). Since the SH-3a doesn't have CV and Gate, I'm not using a sequencer here, it's just the Sample & Hold and the LFOs generating that annoyingly repetitive pattern."

Live Synth Jam 43:Korg Volca, Roland Boutique, Renoise

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Todd Smith

"The Roland Boutique JP-08 arrives !! This jam uses the tracker based sequencer, Renoise. I've been ripping my studio apart left and right trying to find the best setup for me and Renoise. In this quickie I only use the Korg Volca Bass, Roland Boutique JU-06 and Roland Boutique JP-08. Renoise supplies the drum samples and all the sequencing. Renoise is slaved to Ableton via Rewire, Ableton handles the multi track recording. I kept most of the gear out because I wanted to focus on the Roland Boutique sounds. The Korg Volca Bass Supplies the bass. The Roland Boutique JU-06 takes on the lead synthesizer sequence and the Roland Boutique JP-08 handles the pad In this jam my max loop with Renoise is 128 steps. I plan on controlling the drum mutes in future jams but with this one I just laid everything like one big track and played live over it. After this jam I have a very good idea how my final setup will be with Renoise. Thank you for watching, please subscribe.

: Gear Used :

Korg Volca Bass
Roland Boutique JU-06
Roland Boutique JU-08
Alesis QX49
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap6 ( VST )
Waves Trueverb ( VST )
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )

Tone2 Icarus 3D Wavetable Synthesizer - Vocoder

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"Icarus 3D Wavetable Synthesizer is the new plugin from the German developer Team Tone2. This Wavetable Synthesizer brings this synthesis technology to a new level. In this video, I demonstrate the Vocoder inside this new plugin. With the cross-mod possibility, you can create very unique sounds.

More informations here:"

Jeff Babko Interviewed by Dave Smith Instruments

You'll find the full interview here.

On the Prophet-6 and OB-6:

"DSI: You’ve been a vocal promoter of the Prophet-6.

Yes. The OB-6, too. They’re a beautiful team. The synths feel natural. They’re warm, they’re thick. Both the Prophet-6 and the OB-6 have different characters, a different color. Clearly when you A/B them, they are different instruments. The layout is different, but the character is different, too. They are both solid, super exciting instruments. They are like children to me; I cannot choose one over the other. I think they are both really intuitive, remarkably musical instruments. They’re really great to have in my arsenal, because I feel like I connect with these instruments.

I have Mono backpack bags for both synths. If I can show up with just a backpack and the raddest piece of equipment, that’s a pretty good day! I feel like I have this whole world of opportunity on my back. It takes me back to what initially excited me about synthesizers.

Once I turn them on, it’s difficult to leave. The gates of opportunity just open and immediately these warm, interesting, dimensional sounds cause me to want to write music. They are a composer’s best friend.

I’ve never been a real soft synth guy. Some composers like soft synths because they need to call up a sound, grab it, plug it in, and it works. I’ve always looked at it as: “I want to provide a sound — my sound.” If you’re a guitar player, you choose your Strat or your Tele or your Les Paul and you decide what you’re going to run it through. I’ve always felt that I was coming from the same direction. With these synths, I turn them on and call up a sound, but then I immediately tweak and get it to where it feels good to me and then that’s my instrument. It’s not just fulfilling a role, that’s my voice. Both of these synthesizers are such unique voices. They’re just brilliant instruments."

Sneak Peak at Ken MacBeth's Upcoming M7-D Synthesizer

Some pics of Ken MacBeth's latest creation. Note this is clearly in development stage. You can see the paper face in the last pic. Some notes from Ken:

"Here's the upper section of what I'm working on- I call it M7-D. Infact- try to imagine 4 rows of slider parameters and you are getting there!.....more to follow!........this is at a very experimental stage, but it's up, running!- this by the way- a card fronted prototype.....let's me visualise things !"

Top Row:


Bottom Row:


LondonModular @ BLOC WEEKEND

Published on May 4, 2016 London Modular

"Footage from Bloc Weekend 2016 in Minehead, UK. Chats with Carl Craig, Surgeon, Blawan, Ansome, Defekt and... former snooker World champion Steve Davis"

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Downtempo Dub

Published on Jun 9, 2016 RemixSample RemixSample

"Downtempo beats harvested from the tape of my OP-1."


Teenage Engineering OP1 More Downtempo Beats

"星流" Vox Starstream (using Sustain Model) played by Yuichi Onoue(尾上祐一)

Published on Jun 3, 2016 TorigoyaSound

This one in via TorigoyaSound. Filing this one under guitar synths. Listen to the sustained synthetic tones coming out of it.

"星流" - Star Stream
written and performed by Yuichi Onoue(尾上祐一)

Yuichi Onoue plays Vox Starstream VSS-1 Modeling Guitar. Using 'Sustain Guitar' model. The notes(chords) you play are sustained.

Starstream is basically electric/acoustic modelling guitar.
It includes 27 preset tones processed by a powerful DSP engine AREOS-D system. But there are three synthetic sound presets, too. 'Sustain' is one of them. The notes you play are sustained with vibrato(or without vibrato). Of course, this sustain sound is processed by DSP engine AREOS-D system."

Teenage Engineering OP1 Synth

via this auction

Alesis Andromeda A6 16 Voice Analog Monster

via this auction

Ladik D-010 Twin T-Drums

via this auction

"Bass Drum, 3x Tom and Block sounds.
5x trigger input + 1x Audio output jacks, 5x individual level + 1x out level knobs.
Sound pitch of BD and Toms can be slightly changed by internal trimmer (block has fixed tune).
Bass drum can be overloaded.

8hp. Please note this module has quite a large depth. Might not fit in some skiffs."

Abstract Data Logic Boss Eurorack Module

via this auction

"One of the most underrated simple yet imaginative Eurorack modules out there. Along with the inevitable Make Noise Maths this was the module that made me realise the capabilities of a modular system compared to other hardware synths and sequencers. Feed this module a couple of clocks or triggers and have a potential 12 rhythmic trigger/gate combinations to use."

Mutable Instruments Grids Trigger Sequencer Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Primarily a drum trigger sequencer but also useful for clocking sequencers (such as Rene, Dark Time or Metropolis) in a rhythmic way or triggering interesting modulation envelopes.

Depending on which power supply you have in your case you may require a +5 volts adaptor such as Volts (not included)."


These in via a supporter of the site.

ROM 3 via this auction

"This sale includes the third DX7 voice ROM cartridge containing master group in bank A and keyboards & plucked group in bank B."

Rom 4 via this auction

"This sale includes the fourth DX7 voice ROM cartridge containing orchestral & percussive group in bank A and complex & effects group in bank B."

Early 1980s Crumar CPB-2 Bass Synthesizer Pedals

via this auction

"Early 1980s Crumar CPB-2 bass pedal synthesizer. As you may already know, Crumar made these for Music Technology by Elettronica model # CPB-2 or just better known as Crumar of Italy.Excellent sound, with big space tones, and sort of the early 80s big cinema movies such as the “ Shining“ or “Space Odyssey“ - very fun to listen to and play. All switches and tones sound fantastic and are “tight“. This a rather big item: 30 lbs., 28” long, 18” deep, 7” tall. The Crumar CPB-2 is a 13 pedal bass synthesizer featuring: saw and triangle waveforms, 16’ & 32’ a resonant low bass filter and release control, tune, envelope, resonance and release doubling, and wave form. There is plenty of info on this online. Again it performs and responds to the controls instantly with great drama - from sci fi to hi fi - a very RARE SYNTH."

Univox SR-95 Rhythm Machine

via this auction

Korg Synthe-Bass SB-100 - Vintage Analog Synthesizer - Pro-serviced

via this auction

YAMAHA CS15 Monophonic Synthesizer Serviced

via this auction

Moog Prodigy Synthesizer SN 1601X

via this auction

Micromonsta / Audioterm Wavetable Tutorials

Published on Jun 9, 2016 audiothingies

"This video is part of a written tutorial about the Micromonsta synthesizer and wavetable import.
You can find here:"

Micromonsta / Audioterm tutorial : re-synthesizing a sample into a wavetable
Micromonsta / Audioterm tutorial : saving a wavetable
Micromonsta / Audioterm tutorial : assembling a wavetable

Alesis Ion "Pacman on Steriods"

Published on Jun 9, 2016 synthartist69

"Here is a video game composition that I did about 13 years ago using the Alesis Ion. I went back about 3 years ago and added the Moog sounding lead solo parts. I recorded the main part using a Roland VS1880 back then, later recorded the lead parts with my Yamaha AW4416 which I still use today. I had ambitions to market it to the video game industry, but like so many other ideas, it never made it out of my bedroom.. lol I used a Roland TD10 for drums..."

Learn About Modular Synthesis with Make Noise's Shared System Guide

via @makenoisemusic

"2 teach U about #modularsynth & #SharedSystem we wrote & illustrated a fantastic document: …"

DarkSessions // 005 - From Destruction

Published on Jun 9, 2016 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 044-
Dark Sessions 005-

A dark bassline leading the broken sequenced synth sounds until they're complete again.


Free Download of the Track:

Blocs Wave | Expand your ideas with Sections

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Blocs for iOS

Blocs Wave | How to use Sections Tutorial

"Blocs Wave - Make & Record Music on iPhone & iPad
Download the app:
Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed to inspire new musical ideas. Easily combine original professional sounds across a wide array of genres. Tweak your sounds using beautiful touchable waveforms, and make your ideas even more unique. Record your vocals and instruments, and bring your ideas to life within minutes.

About Blocs
The Blocs team was born out of talent from established electronic music brand Novation. The team were responsible for previous innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware and Launchpad for iOS app."

Casio HT3000 Digital Synth with Filter / Resonance Mods

Published on Jun 9, 2016 AreggerOrchestra

"Just a quick demo... enjoy!"

Dicking around with Braids, Rings, and other DIY crap

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Sean Pendleton

"Love Rings and Braids, need to build more of both. I can't wait to build Clouds and Elements. Klee is controlling the Rings, Turing machine on the Braids. Drums are a Corny Rhythm controlling a Barton Analog Drum, Decaying noise, and Synthrotek DSM. Radio Music and Wogglebug are making noise in the background. Kept things simple."

KOMA Komplex Sequencer -1

Published on Jun 9, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"First 4 part patch with the Koma Komplex Sequencer"

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 33 v2

Published on Jun 9, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"If you watched the previous video, 'Patch in Progress 33 - Krautrock', well this is the same patch with a few things removed and a few things added.

Bugbrand - DRM1X - Bassline and drums (via Bugbrand PT Delay)
Neutron Sound - Orgone Accumulator - Atmosphere ( via Modcan Dual Delay and Tiptop Z-DSP)
Doepfer A-110, Livewire AFG, Folktek Matter all processed through various delays, reverbs and effects, including Intellijel Springray, MI Elements, Braids and Rings, Doepfer A-188-2, Gieskes DEP2b, Marshall Time Modulator 5002A etc...


Auxy - The Mobile Studio

Published on Jun 9, 2016 Auxy

"Auxy is a studio in your pocket. What will you make?"

iTunes: Auxy Music Creation - Auxy

Nave iPad Music App Synth

Published on Jun 8, 2016 Prism Hue - Creative thinking, IMAGINATION.

"Nave is one of the best synthesizer apps available. It has a good sample library, and you can also create your own sounds to save. It's easy to learn and have fun with."

iTunes: Nave - Waldorf Music

Patterning iPad Music App Pen Echo Tool

Published on Jun 8, 2016 Prism Hue - Creative thinking, IMAGINATION.

"Patterning pen echo tool is very helpful and easy-to-use. You can speed up your work flow with this tool by adding multiple steps at once."

iTunes: Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.

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