MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 02, 2017

As Used by Vince Clarke - SUPER RARE Vintage UMI-2B Midi Sequencer & Acorn BBC & Disk Drive

via this auction

"UMI 'Songwriters sequencer', used for countless 80s hits - as used by Depeche Mode, A-ha, Queen, Genesis, Vince Clarke, Erasure, Blancmange

Some tracks the UMI was used on.

Erasure - Sometimes (Basically every Erasure track made used the UMI)

Aha - Take On Me

"When they came to RG Jones, my equipment was already there,” adds Tarney. "This included a Roland Juno 60 that provided the song's main theme and which I still use, as well as a UMI computer system that a friend of mine put together, and which Vince Clark also used. That's what I used to drive the instruments"

Queen - A Kind Of Magic (most of the album made using UMI)
Blancmange believe

And Many Many More......

Check out Vince Clarke using the UMI in the Studio here"

Synthchaser #068 - Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Restoration & Repair - Keybed Refurbishment

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Synth Chaser

"In the 5th installment of my Prophet 5 restoration video series we yank out the Pratt Read keybed, and I show you how to change the key bushings to get a nice quiet action to the keyboard, and we clean the buss bar and adjust the key contacts to fix dead/re-triggering keys."

All parts here.

2 06 17 Serge Modular - Self-playing

Published on Jun 2, 2017 batchas

Elektron Digitakt Guts!

Pics via @Lowgain

Inside an Elektron Digitakt spotted by Soviet Space Child.

Korg Lambda ES-50 Analog Synthesizer SN 235021

via this auction

Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 SN 2917

via this auction

Vintage ARP Omni 2

via this auction

Pachelbel's Canon on the Prophet 6 synthesizer - Dave Smith Instruments Sequential

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Tom Loncaric

"A bit of improvisation based on the Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. Please excuse the mic recording, just having some fun!

Equipment used:
Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer
Moog MF-104z delay
Yamaha MSR100 amplifier"

Eloquencer + DPO + Analog RYTM Acidnoise

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Siebe Janssen

"Testing the track shift cv option in the Eloquencer, real easy to add some variation in a 16 step pattern! OSC = Make Noise DPO, beats are from RYTM and Qubit Wave"


Published on Jun 2, 2017 once upon a synth

"Demo of the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, DK Synergy, Korg Monopoly and Steiner Parker Synthacon. The Prophet 5 is a vintage analog polysynth, the Synergy is a vintage digital polysynth, the Monopoly is a vintage paraphonic analog synth and the Synthacon is a vintage analog monosynth. I start off by playing melodic music and end with more experimental sounds on the Synthacon. I recorded these demos at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum here in California. Some light reverb was applied in post via ValhallaDSP Room."

Yamaha DX7 & SY77 - 80's Synth demo and FM synthesis comparison with Van Halen, Madonna, Pink Floyd

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Power DX7

"This is a Yamaha SY77/ TG77 demo and comparison video with Yamaha DX7. I will also compare the SY77/ TG77 with Roland D-50 and Korg M1.

I will show you key differences between the DX7 and SY77/ TG77. This includes:
- Sampled waveforms
- Self-oscillating resonant digital filters
- Advanced frequency modulation, including algorithm, feedback, AFM source inputs, oscillator with 16 selectable waveforms, envelope generators etc

I will go into detail with AFM parameters for digital filters, algorithm, feedback, oscillator and envelope generator.

The SY77/ TG77 has superb digital filters that can self-oscillate with its higher resonance setting. It's analog-like sound is just amazing. It's filter can be used for low pass, high pass and band pass settings. The you set two filters with the same low pass filter setting, you get -24dB cut off.

I will also give an example of SY77/ TG77 sound design using one of my original patch.

I created this Oberheim OB-Xa emulated sawtooth pad using just one AFM element, giving you 16 polyphony. It uses algorithm 42 with 3 independent towers. As you can assign 3 operators with a feedback loop, I created 3 independent towers producing their unique sawtooth waves. By combining them, you can create an amazingly rich and analog-like sawtooth pad.

The SY77/ TG77 also includes expanded envelope generator. It has 7 levels and rates and you can loop AFM envelopes. I will give you a quick tour of its envelope generator and a demo of a sound that uses the envelope loop function.

The SY77/ TG77 also has a pitch envelope that can be assigned globally (to overall sound) or per operator (you can switch on/off for each operator). This makes it very easy to create an analog-like stab brass sound.

Basically the SY77/ TG77 is a big brother of the DX7 and its FM synthesis, capable of producing far more complex sounds."

Novation // Dapayk and Padberg

Published on Jun 2, 2017 NovationTV

"Dapayk & Padberg are passionate sound nomads who capture acoustic impressions of their exciting journeys. Each album is a sound logbook, which holds memories in the form of beats, tunes and skits."

DSP Synthesizers Infinity37 – Poly DIY Synth

via DSP Synthesizers

"Back from doing the string synth on an Arduino Nano I thought this time, let's make it fully polyphonic like the PolyMoog.

The Infinity37 is a fully polyphonic synthesizer running on the Polytron37 chip or as DIY on a Arduino Nano.

I don't quite think like other people writing DSP code on the ATmega platform but it sure does turn out beautiful.

Follow the build on the blog with code, demos and explanations."

JunkieXL Modular Synthesis (Part 1) - Studio Time: S2E9

Published on Jun 2, 2017 junkiexlofficial

"LET'S HIT THE WALL! The first of several videos diving deep into modular patch building, beginning with an introduction to synthesis - enjoy!!!"

Modular 8 Interview: Brian Kerby (Zerosum Inertia) Introduces the Noise Sorcerer

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Modular8

"Interview with Zerosum Inertia about the versatile new eurorack handmade, all-tube noise source, the Noise Sorcerer. This is followed by two short demos of the Noise Sorcerer; first as a metallic snare/cymbal then the unprocessed sound."

Artists ARTURIA #41 BBC Radiophonic Workshop meets MatrixBrute

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Arturia

Donlad Trump MatrixBrute Drone 2017

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Martin Orman

"I got my MatrixBrute to repeat the words 'Donald Trump' as a drone in protest at his climate change denial. The photo is a mountain valley in Bosnia."

ElectroComp 200 EML Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"ElectroComp 200 Synthesizer Brochure. 4 Pages. Original. Vintage."


Published on Jun 2, 2017 LESINDES

"This session is only dedicated to the 18 dB LP2 VCF of MFB DOMINION X, 1st version (non SED). Out of the 3 LP-filters of the machine this filter here is special since with a considerable amount of resonance it overdrives very quickly when the VCA feedback is turned on by 50 %. The machine is in good company with KORG VOLCA KICK and driven by ARTURIA BEAT STEP PRO."

MartixBrute Drone June 2017

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Martin Orman

"MatrixBrute Drone created with Ableton. FX include EQ8, Ping Pong delay, Flanger with LFO, Overdrive and stock

Deluge - Basic Workflow Tutorial with Peach Milk

Uploaded on May 31, 2017 Synthstrom Audible

"New Zealand producer Peach Milk writes a song in real time and talks about her process and workflow along the way.

Deluge is a portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler."

EML ElectroComp 101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Rare to find an EML 101 in such good condition, they were often owned by educational institutions and were commonly played hard by students. This ElectroComp 101 was used for 18 years in a sound design studio in Hollywood and has been sampled/played extensively on many film soundtracks and TV commercials. A real workhorse that is often described as a poor-man's Arp 2600 but that's not really fair; it has a very unique sound that some describe as harsh, metallic, alien, machine-like, I think this comes from the fact that it has no onboard dynamics and really responds well to reverb, delay and other sweeteners."

Roland SH-1000

via this auction

The Arturia MatrixBrute- Part 16- LFOs 1&2

Published on Jun 2, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of two of the LFOs present on the Arturia MatrixBrute."

3 Modules #9: Rings, Branches, Peaks

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Comparative Irrelevance

"I'm pretty happy with how the "mood" turned out in this one. It feels cinematic, in a way, with heavy brass bass and dramatic bell stabs.

Patch notes:

Noise tools only provides a steady clock to get the patch started. Branches takes that clock as input, and channel 1 randomly flips between outputing a static voltage to (A) Rings' frequency input, and (B) Rings' structure input. In effect, it jumps between to "preset" states on Rings.

Branches' channel 2 uses the same clock input, and randomly chooses whether to forward each trigger to Peaks' channel 1 (A) or 2 (B).

Peaks' channel 1 is in the alternate drum mode. The sound it produces is sent into Rings' input, to be further processed by the resonator. Rings is in the alternate inharmonic strings mode (flashing red LED), which has a built in reverb. No external effects were used in this patch.

Peaks' channel 2 is in tap LFO mode, producing a stepped random voltage. This is sent to Rings' V/Oct input, controlling the fundamental of the resonator. Because Branches will randomly omit triggers sent to the LFO tap input (or rather, send those triggers elsewhere), the LFO tempo changes continually. However, it's still related to the master clock, and so it stays "in time" with the patch. The result is kind of like a randomly changing clock division. Pretty cool interaction between Branches and Peaks there, I think.

Thanks for watching!"

All Parts here.

RK-002 Arpeggiator on the Roland Alpha Juno

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Retrokits

"A small demo of the RK-002 Arpeggiator firmware used with the Alpha Juno and Volca Sample. You can check the firmware's key command settings on this RK-002 firmware page:"

AKAI MPC LIVE First Impressions

Published on Jun 2, 2017 AiynZahevSounds

"My first impressions, after having the MPC live for a couple of weeks

1:27 Stability
2:49 Routing
4:29 Filters
8:14 Legacy Emulation
9:40 Effects
14:15 Touch Screen Response
15:40 Battery Life
15:58 Grid View
17:13 Automation
18:58 Modulation
22:34 Chop Mode
23:24 MPC Software"

Moog Werkstatt & EHX Memory Boy

Published on Jun 2, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Werkstatt synthesiser through the Memory Boy analog delay. The Memory Boy been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

ekke // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Erica Synths

"Ekke Västrik (EE) is a composer, sound designer and improviser primarily playing a modular synthesizer though occasionally using field recordings and custom sound objects. He has studied electroacoustic composition in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and sound design for movies in Baltic Film and Television School. The album ''Chasm'' - ekke's debut was released on Detroit Underground in 2015, and it is said to be ''full of glitchy insect like micro beats, bass drum, dark drones and nostalgic analogue synth sounds.''

Video synthesis by DEE made with LZX Industries modular video synthesiser

Dee works predominantly in the medium of computer graphics, including 3D modeling. Dee currently is getting a BFA in Digital Visualization. Her visuals have a unique style by creating a disturbing yet appealing atmosphere, where technology interacts with the dark side of nature."

Digitakt – Midi Tracks Overview (Beginner Friendly Tutorial)

Published on Jun 2, 2017 BoBeats

"My midi track overview. It is aimed at showing you all the current (OS 1.01) functions as well as how you can use them. It is not overly in depth and aimed at anyone wanting to know more about the Digitakt or wanting to learn how to use the basic midi functions."

Cyclone Analogic Bass Bot - Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Bonedo

"Cyclone Analogic Bass Bot sound and feature demo.

0:00 - 0:20 different shuffle settings
0:20 - 0:44 different gate lengths
0:45 - end Live tweaking and playing with accent and slide
1:49 - Transpose"

Monotrail & TheKraist - Jam 1

Published on Jun 1, 2017 TheKraist

Roland Juno 106 Demo & Review

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Quick Review and Sound Demo of the Roland Juno 106"

Raw & Uncut! DSI Tempest, Roland TR8, Squarp Pyramid, JU06, JP08 - Hard Hits

Published on Jun 1, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"Got together with Jared for some more couch jams, and things got HARD. Dave Smith Tempest takes the lead on this one with some super slamming industrial beats, then we've got Squarp Pyramid sequencing JU06, and kinda screwing around until the camera dies.
Get jammed!!"

The March - A Eurorack Modular Performance

Published on Jun 1, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"A Eurorack Modular Performance featuring the Ornament & Crime module as well as modules by Make Noise, Mutable Instruments, Erica Synths, 4MS, Intellijel, Sputnik Modular, Music Thing Modular, and Xaoc Devices."

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