MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"Tide" - cinematic theme with TR-909, Juno-60, DotCom modular, Jupiter-80

Published on Dec 28, 2016 SynthMania

"'Tide' - cinematic theme with Roland TR-909, Roland Juno-60, modular, Roland Jupiter-80"

Churn Over (Drumbrute, Circuit, Moogerfoogers)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
Final track of the Year! In this video I run the Drumbrute's Kick 1 into the Moog Freqbox, the Snare into the MF Drive and the Zap into the Ring Modulator! All the other Drumbrute instruments are coming out of the Mix output with no processor. Added a couple basic synths from the ever reliable Novation Circuit."


Published on Dec 29, 2016 David Kronemyer

"Signal path: Lorre Mill Double Knot outs to WMD Protostars, then to EQD Avalanche Run. Clock out to EH Clockworks, also to MakeNoise 0-Coast trigger. EH Clockworks to EH Crash Pad and EH Super Space Drum. Also to EH 8-step and to WMD Protostar #2. EH 8-step to WMD Protostar #1. Keith McMillen QuNexus CV/gate to 0-Coast. 0-Coast outs to EQD Transmisser and Old Blood Noise Dark Star."

The lead at :56 reminded me of:

Howard Jones - Hide & Seek

Uploaded on Mar 23, 2010 howardjonesmusic

Roland Juno-106 SN 493085

via this auction

"I purchased this Juno-106 20+ years ago when I was going to be the next Vince Clark. It's in very good condition both functionally and cosmetically."

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer + Midi/cv/v gate External Box

via this auction

Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Machine Unboxing Overview and Demo by djthomaswhite

Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Machine Pt. 1 "Unboxing and Build Quality"

Published on Dec 28, 2016 djthomaswhite

"The Natural Rhythm Music Equipment Show presents an unboxing video and a review of the packaging and build quality of the new Cyclone Analogic TT-606 analog drum machine. The TT-606 is inspired by the classic Roland TR-606 drum machine. Of note are the included hard dust cover, polished clear coating on the top, travel case and the overall solid build quality for this new drum machine. The switches are crisp, the pots feel solidly mounted and smooth, and the buttons are firm and note squishy in their silicone nature. This video is primarily talking so if you'd like a long, almost word-less overview of programming beats without reading the manual first check out Part 2 of this 2-part video series. Thanks to Perfect Circuit Audio for making this available directly in the USA!"

Note: MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio (other discounts excluded). See the membership page on how to sign up.

Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Machine Pt. 2 "Making Beats"

Published on Dec 28, 2016

"The Natural Rhythm Music Equipment Show presents DJ Thomas White showing a slow, but direct view of making beats in the Cyclone Analogic TT-606 analog drum machine. No talking about what is going on so submit questions if you have them. Basically, this video shows me turning on the machine for the first time, NOT reading the manual and making some beats. It's based on a TR machine after all so programming will be very familiar to most folks. It's a bit long, but it shows the process of using the machine without all of the bells and whistles it offers. The tone is the point, and as such we did not include any post processing. The audio was recorded directly into a Presonus 16.0.2 mixer and edited into the video without any compression or limiting. This machine is much deeper than I thought it would be and I look forward to spending more time with it, along with the manual this time, to learn and get comfortable with some of the new features this machine brings to the drum programming table. Cyclone Analogic, "Hello!" new friend. I'll be visiting the rest of your family soon. Thanks to Perfect Circuit Audio for making this available in the USA!"

Bass Station 2 hoover sound

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Yunneck

"Yet another attempt to replicate famous rave sound called Hoover.

Originally sound was created on Roland Alpha Juno synthesizer. It's modified patch B.86 named 'What the...'

Bass Station's hoover sound is more aggressive. Roland's is warmer. Unfortunately I had only monophonic chorus."

Weinglas vs. Gotharman`s AnamonoX

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Wein Glas

"Exploring the Gotharman AnamonoX! The right side of the video shows me jamming and morphing sounds and sequences. The left side shows some of the menu screens.

Thanks to Gotharman for designing this little monster!
With the AnamonoX he shrank a huge modular synth to the size of a small box and kept the fat sound. It contains up to 5 digital VCOs or Sample Players, Noise, Ring Mod, 2 analog (!) VCFs, up to 4 digital VCFs, 4 VCAs lots of LFOs, Random, Envelopes, a Sequencer, Midi and CV/Gate, a Touch Keyboard, (granular) FXs and much more! Endless possibilities for designing NOISE!!!!"

Sequential Circuits Six Trak

via this auction

Hello Nineties! Acid Jam (Roland AIRA Roland Boutique Cyclone Korg Minilogue Arturia Drumbrute)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Calle Nilsson

Roland Boutique TR-09
Roland Boutique TB-03
Roland AIRA TR-08
Roland AIRA TB-3
Cyclone TT-303
Korg Minilogue
Arturia DrumBrute

Audio recorded on ZOOMH4n
Video GoPro 4 Black edition

Modular vid #258

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Phisynth

"A quick first test of my Modcan A format DIY MW dual Benjolin (Rob Hordijk / PCB by Elmegil). Only half wired so far, but everything seems to work as expected. Can't wait to try modulation intercourse with the other half !..."

Joué - Focus on PADS module

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Joué SAS

"Joué is an innovative and evolving instrument simplifying digital music playing. It offers beginners and professional artists a unique level of expressivity and spontaneity.
It comes with 8 modules as first. Here is an introduction to the PADS module.
Back us on Kickstarter:"

Korg Volca Kick Demo with Nick Kwas

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Kraft Music

"Nick Kwas from Korg demonstrates the Korg Volca Kick/Bass Generator at Kraft Music.

The Korg Volca Kick is an analog kick generator with the ability to create a stunning range of kick drum and pitched kick bass sounds. Its all-analog circuit uses the oscillation of an MS-20 filter to produce powerful kick sounds with complex overtones, while Drive and Tone controls control distortion and sound character for even more variation. The Volca Kick's 16-step sequencer allows automation of all parameters, with a Touch FX feature to control sequence effects instantly with a single finger.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Korg Volca Kick BUNDLE from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new analog kick drum and bass synthesizer, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the BUNDLE that's right for you!"

Korg Volca Kick Performance with Nick Kwas

KORG Polysix - Gear of the Week (Junkie XL)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 junkiexlofficial

"Let's move on to the 80s for a quick look at the Korg Polysix!"

Rossum Electro-Music Morpheus Eurorack Filter Getting Ready to Ship

The E-Mu Morpheus filter in eurorack is about to ship! As always, check with the dealers on the right hear on MATRIXSYNTH for availability.

via @RussumElectro

"Just weeks away!"

Cool packaging!

Moog Source SN 2216

via this auction

Korg Univox SR-120 MiniPops SN 770144

via this auction

"Beautiful vintage Korg Univox SR-120 from the 1970's. It's in great condition for it's age, and was only used in a recording studio... It needs a good home. Has footswitch (proabably original, but definitely old), and all rubber feet, handle, and latches are as good as the day it was made. Grab a cool piece of history with some cool sounds. One of the first drum/rhythm machines made."

0 Coast Patch of the Week #3: Sync Bass

Published on Dec 28, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"Agressive synth sounds using Oscillator Sync on the 0-COAST"

All parts here.

ARP Odyssey 2800 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 282267

via this auction

"This synth is in excellent condition for its age...almost mint"


Published on Dec 28, 2016 once upon a synth

"I feed the MFB Tanzmaus analog/digital hybrid drum machine into the Elektron Analog Drive distortion pedal and just keep tweaking. 'Will They Pair?' is a series where I try to combine two pieces of musical gear together to see what kind of sounds I can come up with.

00:18 - Brief Tour
01:15 - Clean Boost
01:54 - Mid Drive
03:12 - Dirty Drive
04:11 - Big Dist
05:20 - Focused Dist
06:02 - Harmonic Fuzz
06:37 - High Gain
07:46 - Thick Gain
08:22 - Slow Kick"

New Behringer Drum Machine Prototype 808 & 909 Evaluation Boards

We saw the note back in October. It looks like Behringer has already started prototyping. Two pics and a note from Uli Behringerin via Soviet Space Child:

'Dear all,

first of all I like to wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Sometime in July this year I announced we are looking into developing analog as well digital drum machines. I thought I would now share with you aspects of the development process.

At this stage our main focus is on sound creation and for this purpose we resurrected the highly regarded 808 and 909 analog drum machines from the '80's.

Attached are the pics of the first evaluation boards that allow us to study and compare the sound of analog drum instruments. However, our intention is not to clone these products but to evaluate analog sound generation and add a great user interface and sequencer.

I can tell you that the team is having lots of fun listening to these drum sounds that greatly contributed to amazing music in the past. It is actually not surprising that people gravitate to analog sounds as it is the imperfection that evokes emotions. Perhaps it is the fact that we humans are analog, too :-)

While we are far away from releasing a finished product, we thought we would get you involved in this enjoyable design process.

As always we love to hear your opinions.


48 Hours to go on DSP Synthesizers Tiny-TS Indiegogo Campaign

via DSP Synthesizers

"Only 48 hours remaining on the Tiny-TS Indiegogo campaign.

During the last 48 hours of the campaign, people making the 'Plug & Play' Perk will receive the Tiny-TS prebuilt in the beautiful casing shown in the picture. It includes both the panel and the battery box."

Moog Source Keyboard Synthesizer SN 3456

via this auction

"This auction is for a vintage Moog The Source analog mono synth. This synth is in excellent condition and 100% functional. All keys and buttons work properly. Comes with the original owners manual, the technical service manual, and power cable."

Pittsburgh Modular LIFEFORMS SV-1 Eurorack Module

via this auction

"48HP All-in-one Eurorack Synthesizer Module with 2 VCOs, 1 VCF, 1 LFO, 1 ADSR, 1 VCA, MIDI, Sub Oscillators, and Other CV/Signal Tools."

Korg Univox Maxi-Korg 800DV with Dust Cover

via this auction

"Unique chance to get an almost time capsuled analog duophonic Maxi-Korg synthesizer from the mid seventies. Aesthetic very clean. mostly unused. Very few flaws on the wood panels. Only aesthetic drawback: has been engraved on the back and inside the back door's power cord (they did that in the eighties for security).

Extra rare related items in very good condition: beige leather dust cover, metal side panel.

Version not always common with on the back the inputs for traveller foot pedal.

Works fine. Some switches are noisy when moved and need a bit of cleaning and the lower synth needs repair for the tuning of the highest octave."

Arturia Announces Availability of MatrixBrute

Published on Dec 28, 2016 ARTURIA

"Discover a real-time performance made with 2 MatrixBrute and listen to its amazing sound palette."

"Arturia’s MatrixBrute synthesizer now shipping

Grenoble, France, 28 December 2016

MatrixBrute, the powerful analog synthesizer from Arturia, is now shipping. Offering three Brute oscillators, a Steiner-Parker filter and a ladder filter, five analog effects, and the incredible modulation matrix, MatrixBrute looks set to raise the bar for sound designers and performers alike.

Announced at the NAMM show in January 2016, the Arturia team have worked with sound designers such as Richard Divine and Katsunori Ujiie to include presets to show the full capabilities of the synthesizer, from classic ripping leads to never head before soundscapes, possible because of the revolutionary matrix section. The 100% analog MatrixBrute also features a 49-note full size keyboard with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch for a fully expressive experience. Add to this the sequencer, arpeggiator, Steiner Parker filter, and a host of connectivity options, MatrixBrute is a monster of a synth.

Arturia have received their first units which will be shipping to select retailers, with additional stock expected very early 2017."

Check with the shops on the right for price and availability.

iWAVESTATION with Wind MIDI Controller YAMAHA WX5 (first try)

Published on Dec 24, 2016 mkirino01


Equipments: YAMAHA WX5, iPad Air 2013 (OS10.2), and iRig MIDI
Backing track App: YAMAHA Mobile Music Sequencer (prest pattern)

My First try of iWAVESTATION with Breath Controller (WX5 & EWI) !

From 2:50 --- iWAVESTATION Breath Control Setting:
SETTING --- MIDI Controller 1(or 2) = CC2
TONE --- Cutoff = 0-50, Cutoff Modulation 1 = MIDI 1(or 2) & Value= 80-127
OUTPUT --- Amp EG Modulation 1 = MIDI 1(or 2) & Value=127"

Spotted on discchord.

Korg Electribe 2 Jams by Tomas Kim

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Tomas Kim

Note the first few feature the Korg Electribe 2, followed by the rest of Tomas Kim's videos on YouTube. Spotted this one on discchord.

Kenichi Takagi (Modular synthesizer set)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 tiaravideo

2016.8.21 魔法の音色vol.2 at R=aθ

Recorded by Koya Yamashiro

Arturia Drumbrute + 13 Effect Pedals - Session 3

Published on Dec 28, 2016 kAbLeHeAd

"Each individual output of the Drumbrute (except the metronome) is connected to a different effect pedal.

Two additional pedals are connected to the aux sends of the mixer.

Pedals used:
Kick 1 - Dreadbox Epsilon
Kick 2 - Strymon Deco
Snare - DOD FX25
Clap - Electro-Harmonix Small Clone
Rim - Boss VT-1
Hihats - DOD FX200
Hi Tom - Boss ML-2
Lo Tom - Boss DS-1
Cymbal - Zvex Ringtone
Maracas - Electro-Harmonix Small Stone
Zap - Zvex Instant Lo-Fi Junky
Aux send 1 - Hardwire RV-7
Aux send 2 - Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy"

All parts here.

XAOC Devices Belgrad - Duophony

Published on Dec 28, 2016 eightballpl

"*listen on speakers or headphones*
XAOC Devices plays two notes at a time.
Lovely filter."

button knot by Meng Qi

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Meng Qi

"@loree_mill hides small tact switches in a nest of cables, for filling starting energy into self generation.
i break them out to giant buttons, to bring back continous streams of player input.

you see, by minimal modification, a playing style is established.
i recommend all musicians to experiment with interface.
it's a fast and simple way to get customized expressions.

millettia laurentii + wax finish"

Intellijel Shapeshifter Eurorack VCO Quickstart/Panel Overview

Published on Dec 28, 2016 mylarmelodies

"This is a quickstart/panel overview of the mighty Intellijel Cylonix Shapeshifter Eurorack Wavetable VCO."

Intellijel Shapeshifter Eurorack VCO Sound Demo (Part 2/2)

Published on Dec 28, 2016

"Being a sound demo of some things you can do with the considerably bananas-deep Shapeshifter Complex Eurorack Dual Wavetable VCO"

Lily's Data Plan

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Mattelica

"Live take of a cv controlled moog mother 32 with an elektron analog keys, arturia drumbrute, korg minilogue, volca keys into a roland vs 880, to a yamaha mg10xu mixer, into a canon 6d with a 17mm lens."

Yamaha CS-60: "Too Many Days"

Published on Dec 27, 2016 raycastile

"Hello again. This is a brooding, layered improv, kind of melancholy, kind of meditative, with a few sparks and hysterics.

Instead of a video of me playing live, I'm giving you a montage of still images. What a gyp! But there's a reason. I rolled out of bed Dec. 27 (had the day off for holiday break), drank some tea and started playing my synths. Then I hear about Carrie Fisher dying and felt more bummed out than usual, so I worked that into my playing. I thought I might as well record this while I'm at it, so I just started recording. I randomly selected that little rhythm ta-ta-ta-ta sound on my MoroderNova and thought it sounded pretty cool, so I just started building on that. Twenty minutes later, I had the foundation of this track. Then I started layering more parts. I hadn't showered, changed clothes, or done anything. I just rolled out of bed and recorded this. So that is why there is no video of me playing it. I did not look presentable.

I'm terrible coming up with titles. I called this 'Too Many Days' because there have been too many days this year (2016) when we had to face bad news. Maybe a beloved artist dying, or something else going spectacularly wrong in the world. Too many days like that. This year has been too long. Enough already. And there is still a week left. Too many days left i this lousy year. Maybe there are good things on the horizon, but there are too many days between now and then. So that is where the title comes from. And the piece just goes on and on forever, much like 2016. But unlike this year, you can cut it short if you wish.

All the lead sounds are performed on my nifty Yamaha CS-60. The ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta rhythmic thing and the wind sound are from the Novation MoroderNova. The arpeggiated electric piano is the Yamaha Reface CP. The string/choir pad is from the XILS V+ plugin. The percussion is the standard orchestra kit in Logic Pro X. Am I forgetting anything? I think that's it.

Boy, I should have cleaned that hair off the pitch ribbon before I took those photos. Oh well.

Thank you for listening! Bye bye."

Patch n Tweak

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