MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

How To REALLY Play A Synthesizer

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Claude Woodward

"This video is all about using all the controls of an analog synth plugin in real time in a musical way. I meant this as a way of showing how articulating the sound is key to expression. It ended up being more of a demo of my 'Claude Controller' and related gear that I built for the purpose of maximising this. The principals can, of coarse be transferred to other controllers.

As a way of promoting this approach to synth performance, I am working on making some of my controllers available as kits, Please send your comments etc and together we can get synth playing back in the lime light!

Claude Woodward

The Sonic Manipulator"

Moog Prodigy 1979

via this auction

Blue Roland SH101 Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer with Mod Grip & Gig Bag

via this auction

1980s Bit 01 (a Crumar Bit 01 demo)

Published on Sep 3, 2016 SynthMania

"An 1980s style demo of the Crumar Bit 01. I sequenced the drums and the bass, and played live all the other patches. Recording and mixing on Sonar Platinum. How to hate Windows and why many musicians use Mac: the OS decided to make a blub-blub-blub sound at 3:59 as I was rendering the final wav - Yes, I know I can turn off the system sounds, but I like to have them on. I'm just joking around a bit and I like to use both PC and Mac."

Arp Odyssey & Moog Sub 37 Jam

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Zachary Berry

"Korg Arp Odyssey is being put though the external in of the Sub 37. Logic is sending midi clock to the sample and the Moog. Easy way to get everything in sync and on time."

E-MU Emulator II+

via this auction

Quasimidi Rave-o-Lution 309 Analog Emulation Synth SN 43962

via this auction

Manecolooper Hyaedra Delay-VCF

Manecolooper Hyaedra Delay-VCF promo video from Juan Urquhart on Vimeo.

"Hyaedra Delay VCF by Manecolooper , soon on IndieGoGo"

The price on this one is expected to be $269 USD.

on_drums_1 from Juan Urquhart on Vimeo.

"Hyedra delay on drum loop"

Easel Krell Battle

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Todd Barton

"A short clip of a self-generating Krell patch. For better and longer audio:"

Analogue Solutions Telemark

via this auction

Future Retro 777 SN FR3D71499396

via this auction

"The Future Retro 777 is a monophonic analog synthesizer with a digital sequencer. The 777 is a sleek retro design that has realized the full potential of the monophonic pattern based synth. It's not just another TB-303 emulator. It uses analog circuitry and has a lot of hands-on knobs for instant sound tweaking. And while the 777 has extensive editing and modulation abilities, the layout is as basic and intuitive as an old SH-101 or MC-202!"

0-Coast and Kaleidoloop Destroy the Early Blues

Published on Sep 3, 2016 djangosfire

Rings Robot

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Henry Birdseye Jr.

"'Ruminations on a Sound on an SD card'

An extremely boring and tedious piece of robotic speech (except for the shoutout to Alvin Lucier) processed thru a Mutable Instruments Rings resonator. A Koma bends the parameters as the clip plays out of a Radio Music."

New Roland VP-03 Vocoder Leaked

via @synthjam

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

In case you missed the updates, there are new angled shots of the TR-09 & TB-03 here, and one of the System-8 here.

You'll Be Fine by Calvin Cardioid

Friend of the site, Calvin Cardioid, has a new single out today on iTunes and Apple Music. It features two synthesizer-drenched tunes. The title track 'You'll Be Fine' has casually thoughtful vocals over steady beats, while the instrumental 'Loud Quiet' is hazy and lazy, sitting on the couch. There is plenty of Korg Arp Odyssey and MS-20 Mini involved, as well as heavy use of the Moog Subphatty and some Roland TR-8.

Check it out here!

Cool portrait! :)

DSI OB6 - 30 more Custom Patches

Published on Sep 3, 2016 GEOSynths

"To add to the 30 DSI OB6 Patches i've already done, here are 30 more patches made from scratch on the awesome OB6. I've made use of the FX throughout as they don't just enhance the sound, but can be part of the Sound Design. I'm looking to make a full Bank of 100 Patches and will put them for sale when ready."

Sequential Prophet 6 2015 SN 00684

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 057

via this auction

"This Prophet 600 is fully functional and in great condition.

The Prophet 600 is the follow up to the Prophet 5 and is the first synth from sequential to offer MIDI. It features 2 DCOs per voice with 6 voice polyphony, a similar Filter/VCA section to the P5, arpeggiator, and an on-board 2 track sequencer.

Polyphony - 6 Voices
Oscillators - DCO A saw / pulse / tri; DCO B saw / pulse / tri / PW
LFO - pulse / tri
Filter - cutoff / res / env / kybd
Keyboard - 61 keys
Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer: 2-track, real-time only; Arpeggiator: up, down, up/down
Control - MIDI
100 Patch Memory Slots
Date Produced - 1982"

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer W/Anvil Case

via this auction

Ocean Swift Synthesis - Formula X Hybrid Software Synthesizer

Published on Aug 4, 2016 Faxi Nadu

"Ocean Swift Synthesis demonstration of the Formula X Device. A hybrid technology synthesizer featuring additive, wavetable, fm and subtractive synthesis elements featuring a unique signal flow with a-symmetric oscillator and filter sections, extensive modulations and powerful built in effects."

Ocean Swift Synthesis - Formula X Info and Demonstration Video - Part 1 - Synth
Ocean Swift Synthesis - Formula X Info and Demonstration Video - Part 2 - FX

Waldorf Rocket - Orbit

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Krog360

"A quick track using the Novation Circuit to sequence a Waldorf Rocket.

The Rocket plays the repeating melody line with the Timbre Wolf taking care of BassLine duties and arpeggios.

The Circuit provides percussion and a string/pad melody.

The Rhythm Wolf provides percussion and kick with a touch of added 'howl'."

Oberheim Synthesizers System Fatback Is this the Future

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Superfunk Synths

"Oberheim Synthesizers System Fatback Is this the Future

recorded in midi live.

more here :"


Published on Sep 3, 2016 Matt Hill

"I recorded this nearly a year ago and it's taken me till now to find the will to edit the video. In the end I decided, rather than trying to cut or transition between 6 concurrent video streams, to go with a simple split screen. I actually think this approach works better, and it's a lot simpler to achieve, so future videos will probably be in this kind of format.

Gear list:
Moog Voyager
Moog Minitaur
Arturia Minibrute
Doepfer Dark Energy & Dark Time
Roland System 1M
Novation Launchpad with Five 12 Numerology software
Squier Strat and Ebow"

User Created Modules In Reaktor Blocks

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Reaktor Blocks is a great tool for practice and documentation of patches as well as interfacing with your Eurorack system, with the functionality of a modular synth and the usability of software.

Check out VoltageCtrlR's record and Blocks!

Reaktor User Library"

Roland Leak #2 - a New TR-09 & & TB-03

Another leak via @moogulator

You know what they are based on. Details to come on 9/09.

Update: angle shots added below, in via Soviet Space Child.

Also note the added Delay and Overdrive on the TB-03.

New Roland System 8 Leaked

Update: And we have a render of the front panel.

Update2: Angle shot in via Soviet Space Child.

Looks like a four octave Roland System-1 with more controls for $1499.

Curious if it will have the CV IO of the System-1m, and whether it will be capable of more than the System-1/1m. I'm guessing at least eight voice polyphony considering the name.

We'll find out more on 909 day if not sooner.

This one spotted on

Sam Ash ad. "‘Keyboard Magazine’, Page/Seite 39, issue/Ausgabe October 2016."

Schippmann CS-8 Series Omega-Phi - Thru-zero VCO - Mk1

via this auction

Note the gold switches. Great attention to detail.

Arturia Origin Keyboard

via this auction

"The Origin Keyboard. Undoubtedly the deepest and most versatile synth ever made. An instant classic! Pristine condition, like new. From Arturia's last run before being discontinued. High quality Bourns encoders for longevity. Functions perfectly. Oscillator/Filter emulations include: ARP 2600, CS-80, Jupiter-8, Minimoog, SEM, Prophet VS Wavetables. Extremely cool machine. Really fun to program and play."

Modal Electronics 008 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"For sale is a pristine condition Modal 008 analog synth with original packaging. Thick, warm sounds, great interface, knobby goodness. This synth also has the sublime Fatar semi-weighted synth-action keybed that you'll find on higher-end synths like the Moog Voyager XL and the $20k Schmidt 8. I've got too much gear and need to raise funds for a tape machine, so this has to go. You know this synth well and have lusted after it if you're reading this ad. "

Oberheim OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This has had a rebuilt power supply, new key bushings, polished key contacts, and the voice cards had fresh capacitors and tuning calibration pots installed. Auto tune passes all voices and it's tuning is stable.The power supply is rebuild more robust than stock so you can operate the synth safely and cooler over a long duration. It's voices are panned so that every other one comes out of each side for a stereo panning fun which can be changed via trimpots on the voice card boards. That being said, the OBXA is a special type of synth that needs the right owner. One who is not a stranger to vintage synths and their insides. You'll probably need to get inside every now and then for some tweaking as the seasons change or when you move the synth around so if you're afraid of the inside of vintage synths, the OBXa is just not your synth and I recommend you try the new ob6."

Pics of the inside below.

Rings Robot

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Henry Birdseye Jr.

"'Ruminations on a Sound on an SD card'

Sound processed thru a Mutable Instruments Rings module, parameters bent with a Koma, played from a Radio Music.

It's odd that it starts speaking Alvin Lucier's brilliant 'I Am Sitting In A Room.'"

How to make a Didgeridoo sound on Korg MS-20

Published on Sep 3, 2016 Analog Synthesizers

"This is probably the simplest patch you can do on the Korg MS-20 but for those who does not know about it here´s a description."

Op-1 - Downtempo Jam

Published on Sep 3, 2016 KlaatuNinja

"Chilled jam on Op-1"

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