MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Noise Engineering Q&A + Product Demo

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"With Stephen McCaul and Kris Kaiser.
June 21, 2017
at Perfect Circuit Audio, Burbank CA"

MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio.

Moog The Rogue

via this auction

"A fine example of The Rogue, this one has been very well kept, all sliders and pots perform with precision. Shows minor wear and tear, has some white paint dripped on the top left side panel. Includes a newer Jameco power supply and original AND rare service manual."

ARP Synthesizer Promo Disc

via this auction

"Super rare and cool. 7" promo ARP synthesizer disc. 33 1/3 revs, comes with promo paper. NM condition."

Korg Trident mkII - three cinematic styles

Published on Jun 23, 2017 SynthMania

"Korg Trident mkII - three cinematic styles"

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 Now Shipping

via Dave Smith Instruments

"We’re excited to announce that the Prophet Rev2 is now shipping! The first units have left our manufacturing facility in San Francisco. Check your local DSI dealer for availability!

The Prophet Rev2 was designed to be a successor to our popular Prophet ’08 poly synth. Like its predecessor, the Prophet Rev2 features two DCOs per voice, and Curtis filters at the heart of its sound engine, but boasts a number of significant enhancements designed to make it more powerful. The result is a boutique-quality instrument at a price that’s affordable to working musicians.

The most obvious difference between the Prophet Rev2 and its predecessor is polyphony. The Prophet Rev2 has 16 voices as its standard configuration — twice the polyphony of the Prophet ’08. (An 8-voice option is also available, as is a voice expansion card for 8-voice users wishing to upgrade to 16 voices at a later date.) Since the synth features bi-timbral operation, two completely independent sounds can be stacked or split (layered together or assigned to two different zones on the keyboard).

Additional features include waveshape modulation, a sub oscillator per voice, digital effects, a modulation matrix twice as extensive as its predecessor, a polyphonic step sequencer that allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step, a gated sequencer that provides 4 different 16-step sequences for complex modulation, and an arpeggiator. Other improvments include a premium-quality, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display.

The 16-voice Prophet Rev2 is available now with a US MAP of $1999. US MAP for the 8-voice version is $1499. US MAP for an 8-voice expansion card is $599. All are available through DSI’s worldwide network of authorized dealers.

To read more about the Prophet Rev2, click here."

Check on availability with the sponsors on the right, or if you prefer a local pickup you can check for dealers on DSI's website here.

In Store Event with Dave Smith Instruments at Perfect Circuit Audio Set for Wed, June 28


Wed, June 28, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
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2405 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504

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DSI Prophet REV 2 - 13 Custom Patches -

Published on Jun 23, 2017 GEOSynths

"Starting to dig deeper into the REV 2...The modulation is never ending :) I don't know what Dave Smith has done, but the sound quality and dynamic range is so much better than I remember my Prophet 08 to be. The FX add a great deal more to shaping the final sound, even just small amounts...This is a cracking Synth!"

Q148 VCA++ LFO Panning

Published on Jun 23, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

"For more information visit

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

All parts here.

Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 552776

via this auction

Hillwood Symphonic Ensemble - Strings & Brass ST-303 String Synth

via this auction

"70s Japanese string/brass synth.

Serviced & in excellent working order."

ARP 2600 Semi-Modular Analog Synth w/3604P

via this auction

Sébastien Léger - Untitled

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Sebastien Leger

"Live take of this track, actually working on a studio version for this one !

No computer has been used for this piece of music, stricly using only Eurorack modules (excepted the mixer from Allen & Heath)"

Yamaha CS60 - #2

Published on Jun 23, 2017 noddyspuncture

Part 1+ here.

From Russia With Love of Quantization

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Dudadius

"Intellijel Metropolis spits out the sequence.

Modcan Triple Osc plays primary line.

Intellijel uScale sends A and B outputs of the same line to Cwejman VCO-2RM.

Planar is shifting the B output.

All three voices go through a Macbeth Backend Filter.

Same sequence goes to a Synthesis Technology E102 Quad Temporal Shifter, running at a slower rate.

That output goes to a E350 Morphing Terrarium and E440 VCF, playing the sub bass.

Circadian Rhythms plays a Audio Damage Madhatter/Cwejman CTG-VC (with the release modulated by RG-6)

And also plays an ALM Dinky’s Taiko.

A little Modcan Dual Delay and Makenoise Erbeverb. Some more modulation from XAOC Batumi and Maths"

Analog Percussion with the Lifeforms Double Helix Oscillator by Pittsburgh Modular

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Today we patch up some percussion with the Double Helix Oscillator"

DreamsOfWires - Korg Arp Odyssey & AJH Mini Mod

Published on Jun 23, 2017 DreamsOfWires

"A re-recording of a something I uploaded a year ago, which I originally recorded using only the Arturia iSem app ([posted here]). I've wanted to do an analogue version of it for a long time, but I had to make some compromises; the iSem version was using up to 5 polyphonic voices
(10 VCO's), whereas this version uses just 2 duophonic/paraphonic voices (5 VCO's).
The sequencer used was Genome on the iPad into an Expert Sleepers FH-1 (for the Mini Mod part). Both synths recorded simultaneously into AUM, with reverb and delay from AUFX Space and Dub. Interface was an iConnectAUDIO4+, cans were Beyer DT100's, cameras were a Lumix GX7 and an iPhone SE.
It's probably a tad boring to watch as there's no extra video footage/film this time - my PC is over a decade old and couldn't even preview what I'd done so far, so I had to render it as-is. Once I win the lottery I'll upgrade it."

Control Turns Five!

Congrats to Control in New York! They turned five yesterday. They have also been a continuous banner sponsor of MATRIXSYNTH since August of 2014. Thank you for the support!

via @ctl_mod

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Novation // Patch Building Tutorials

Published on Jun 23, 2017 NovationTV

Novation // Patch Building - Blade Runner
Novation // Peak Tutorials - Boards of Canada
Patch Building - Jean Michel Jarre
Patch Building - Depeche Mode

Novation // Peak Overview & Usage Tutorials

Published on Jun 23, 2017 NovationTV

Novation // Peak Tutorials - Overview
Novation // Peak Tutorials - Mod Matrix
Novation // Peak Tutorials - Connection
Novation // Peak Tutorials - Reaktor
Novation // Peak Tutorials - Ableton

The The Future (?) of the Access Virus

synthmorph has a speculative post up on the future of the Access Virus here. What makes this one interesting is it goes into the reliance of ever obsolete DSP chips. It also lists out the chips used for each Virus. I never managed to pick up a Virus, because every time I was about to be ready a new model would come out. I wanted to pick up one Virus that covered all previous Viruses, which still leads me to the question if the latest can cover the character of previous incarnations. If anyone has an opinion, feel free to leave a comment.

"First we should talk a bit about the special computing chip, the heart of every Virus synthesizer, a certain version of the Motorola 56k DSP (digital signal processors). The origin of the DSP 56000 series came from Motorola's requests to the U.S. Music Industries as to which DSP architecture features they would need to produce synthesizers and other keyboards. This happened in the mid 1980s when the Japanese music industry introduced digital keyboards using ASICs (Application Specific Intergrated ICs), and started dominating this field previously exclusive to US manufacturers. Yamaha, Korg, Roland and others started to outdate Moog, ARP, Oberheim and Sequential Circuits. The result of this request was the birth of the first Motorola 56000 digital signal processor (DSP) generation in 1986. These 56k chips were used widespread also in the audio industry since the mid 90s, not just in hardware synthesizers and effect processors, but appeared as an auxiliary digital signal processor for audio functions in some high-end multimedia computers, like the NeXT, the Atari Falcon or the Silicon Graphics Indigo workstations...

As you certainly know, Virus is a digital synthesizer, with a 56k DSP running software code to generate and modify all aspects of the sounds, these are the exact models:
1997 Virus A - 1 x Motorola DSP 56303
1999 Virus B - 1 x Motorola DSP 56311
2002 Virus C - 1 x Freescale DSP 56362
2005 Virus TI - 2 x Freescale DSP 56367 - 2x150 MHz
2009 Virus TI2 - 2 x Freescale DSP 56321 - 2x275 MHz."

New intellijel Rainmaker Videos

Videos 4, 5, and 6 have been added to the Rainmaker playlist here.

New Qu-Bit Pulsar - Burst Generator Eurorack Module

Published on Jun 22, 2017 matrixsynth

via Qu-Bit Electronix

"Pulsar is a burst generator inspired by stars that output beams of electromagnetic radiation in space. Once keyed, a stream of triggers are dispersed across four outputs. Environmental factors like absorb and gravity alter the behavior of each burst and affect its movement through time. Eight unique dispersion modes provide a range of stream types including euclidean, binary, random, and fractal. Galactic clocks for the Eurorack system.

-Burst generator
-Four unique outputs
-Eight dispersion modes
-Physics simulation with gravity and absorb
-Black anodized aluminum front panel
-Galactic clocks"

And a quick Div Kid Vid Published on Jun 23, 2017 DivKidVideo - WHAT IS IT!?! Qu-Bit Electronix Pulsar


Published on Jun 21, 2017 once upon a synth

"This is a tutorial of the TipTop Audio Quantizer eurorack module. A quantizer is a module which takes continuous control voltage and outputs a quantized 1V/Octave signal which you can patch into an oscillator. You can then configure custom musical scales so you can turn an LFO into an arpeggiator for example. The TipTop Audio Quantizer has a couple of unique features like a slider which you can assign to various parameters like octave or transpose. It also has a mini note recorder which you can use as a sketch pad to record and loop melodies. It also has a clock input which you can use to clock quantization to synchronize rhythmically."

Marshall Electronics Time Modulator 5402 1978

via this auction

Note the seller also has a Yamaha FS1R listed here.

On the Marshall: "Legendary analog delay unit with a sound all its own. If you're looking at this listing, then I'm sure you're quite familiar with how rare and precious this item is. This particular unit has been recapped and refurbished, including the replacement of the DBX compander boards and a new power supply, by Studio Electronics in Burbank, who are the world experts of these fine machines. Cosmetically, not mint, as you can see from the pictures there are some nicks on the front panel, but the electronics are in great shape, and the unit sounds great."

New DWP Design Advanced Wavefolder Eurorack Module at Cymru Beats

Published on Jun 23, 2017 sonicstate

"New Eurorack WF-1 Wavefolder module from DPW Designs from Sweden. Coming soon."

I believe this is the first DWP Design post on the site.

Ampify Groovebox // A Beats & Synths Studio for iPhone & iPad

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Ampify - Music Apps for iOS

iTunes: Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio - Novation

"If you love making electronic music, you’ll love Groovebox. Enter an inspiring world of music production on your iPhone & iPad.

Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats, melodies, and playing with world-class instruments. Expand your own collection with more sounds and instruments available in the store. From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music on iPhone & iPad.
Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Two powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio.
Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics.
Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Included iPad mixer, note sequencer, key and scale modes let you control your sound. Export your sounds easily to a laptop to produce further. Sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.
• Discover and build ideas - Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns
• Play touchable instruments - Create your own melodies and beats
• Three powerful instruments - Drumbox, Retrobass and Poly-8
• Build beats - Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns
• Sound innovation - Synths developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation
• Expand your sounds - Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns*
• Production-ready sounds - Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists
• Extendable Instruments - Expose more tweakable synth controls
• Sequence your music - Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them
• Stay in time and key - Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale
• Mix your music - 8-track mixer on iPad. Instrument focus mixer on iPhone.
• Share your music - Easily create a mix of your music to share with others
*Requires In-App Purchase

• Jam with others - Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export
• Ableton Export - Easily send your project to Ableton Live
• Full scale support - All keys and major, minor and modes supported
• Project management - Rename, duplicate and delete
• iPad Pro support - Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen
• Send your ideas to a laptop - Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export
• Bluetooth speaker supported

Groovebox is compatible with iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 2/3/4, iPod Touch 6th Generation, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus. Requires iOS 10."

Ampify shows off its new Groovebox music studio app at Sónar 2017 - Gear Guide

Published on Jun 23, 2017 FACTmagazine

iTunes: Groovebox - Beats & Synths Music Studio - Novation

"A new all-in-one music studio for iOS.

Sónar’s 24th Barcelona festival took place last weekend, and on top of a stellar line-up of artists that included Princess Nokia, Anderson .Paak, The Black Madonna and many more, there was lots of exciting music gear on show in its Sónar+D area.

Novation's app team Ampify was there to show off its new music-making app, Groovebox, which was released earlier this month on iOS. It includes two synths and a drum machine - all you need to start making music from scratch on your iPhone."

JunkieXL: Modular Synthesis (Part 2) - Studio Time: S2E12

Published on Jun 23, 2017 junkiexlofficial

"Let's get a little more advanced with modular synthesis techniques in Part 2!"

Part 1 here.

You can find all of JunkieXL's synth posts here.

Teenage Engineering OP-1 : Sampling Radio

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Todd Smith

"This video will show some of the sampler workflow in the Teenage Engineering OP-1. The Teenage Engineering OP-1 has a very powerful sampler with includes a envelope section I didn't use in this video."

Octave Cat synth model 1853

via this auction

Rare ZW BASSMACHINE Vintage Synth

via this auction

"Looking online ZW Electronics is a Swiss/Italian company with not much history behind it and the "Bassmachine" was the only synth to have been commercially available in small numbers.

The instrument has a two-octave keyboard, an octave switch, tune, envelope controls and second oscillator switch with Detune.
This comes with 10 preset sounds with no much control over any of them.

The filter design is a Moog-style transistor ladder type filter, clearly identifiable on the circuit board unclear whether official.

A fantastic synth worthy of a museum or any studio and the "BASSMACHINE" standout text alone draws its own attention.
Search #zwbassmachine on instagram and you will see this very one played back in 2015!

A word brandished pretty loosely is rare, but this is no exception you will be hard pushed to find anything on this extremely rare monosynth and all mentions online or of anything non-working! Schematics are non-existent and this one is the only one of approx 100 that were made."

Yamaha TX816 with 8 TF1 modules

via this auction

"The TX816 is a monster of DX and FM digital synthesis. It is a unique system in that it is a rack unit that could take up to eight TF1 modules. A TF1 module is basically a DX7 condensed down to a single circuit board with almost no front panel controls. Definitely designed for use with external hardware and software controllers the TX816 allows you to easily carry around up to eight DX7s! Software such as MOTU Unisyn, Emagic SounDiver, or even another DX7 can be used to program the sounds in each module via MIDI."

KORG MS-10 Used Synthesizer SN 131312

via this auction

"The item is in excellent condition for its age.
There are some minor wear/marks on the body.
Basic fuctions work correctly.It sounds great!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

via this auction

SN 0290 J or 0890 J

"A stunning relic, vintage analog synth Prophet 600---the first commerically available MIDI synth, currently used by James Holden. Includes a fantastic hard case and is in excellent cosmetic condition."


via eBay


-CALC- New Rig - Novation Circuit, Circuit Mono Station, Peak and Elektron Digitakt

Published on Jun 23, 2017 -CALC-

"Headphones or speakers will give the best results for this one.
Well...this feels like a special combination, one I intend to explore thoroughly, it's definitely my new live set-up.
Circuit is the master clock and sequences Peak's notes. Also used for super quick beat making.
Digitakt is an incredible sampler, easiest Elektron to use so far and is very yielding.
Circuit Mono Station is a thing to behold it is so versatile and crazy but still comes up with the goods time and time again. Minimal use with just a couple of Sine basses here but it still sits really well.
Peak... what can I say?... it is a masterpiece in my humble opinion (which also has a slight bias :o).
The Digitakt and Circuit are running through a MIDI merge into Peak so they can both control it, Circuit handling the notes, Digitakt taking care of CC other MIDI commands, in fact the very beginning of this track is the Peak sequenced with a sequence of program change messages and recorded into the Digitakt sampler.
It's a pretty endless and fun cycle."

Lightfinger Future Frontiers Patches For Novation Circuit - Part 2

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Lightfinger

"Here are a few more sketches showcasing some patches from my Future Frontiers Patch Collection for Novation Circuit. The collection contains 46 new patches suitable for many musical styles.

The patches are available for purchase at

Purchase now and receive my Future Retro Sample Set Collection as a free bonus! I am using my Planet X Sample Set in this video.

These jams were recorded directly to a Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP and have no additional processing.

All of my Launch Control XL templates can be downloaded for free from my website here:"

Part 1 here.

DIGITAKT - Sampling nature sounds, resampling and recording a trippy beat

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Kablehead

-Digibeat 02-

Elektron Digitakt
Korg Volca Kick
Zoom H2

Digitakts on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

Working on "Analog House & Deep House Provider" Soundbank Part 2

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Sound Provider

"Working again on 'Analog House & Deep House Provider' Soundbank
Drums by Yocto and MfbTanzbar
Bass by Studio Electronics Se1x
Synth by Elektron Analog Four and Modular

Check our Previous soundbank here:"

Part 1. here.

Amazing analog ROLAND JX-3P vs Darth NoiseLab - spacesounds & PG-200

Published on Jun 23, 2017 NoiselabCH

"Meeting vintage ROLAND JX-3P & the programmer PG-200, exploring sounds from deep space and deep sea, some mad house sounds, psychedelic fun.

The ROLAND JX-3P is a 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with 2 DCO's per voice, resonant high- and lowpass filter, on board chorus and 128-step sequencer. Usual substractive synthesis with option to cross-modulate the 2 DCOs, resulting in unusual metallic analog sounds.

As most analog synths from the early 1980's the ROLAND JX-3P had commercially no chance against the new digital synths, e.g. Yamaha DX7. Still somewhat underrated, I think it's a great synth with it's own character, probably less fat than the Junos (due to the software generated LFO and ADSR the JX-3P uses), however much more versatile in my view. At least with PG-200 or another suitable controller."

Elektron Digitakt and Analog Heat // Sampling and Beat making

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Miles Cosmo

"I decided to sample my Analog Heat into the Digitakt as it glitched out, I then messed around with it and added some beats. Pretty weird textures but I think it sounds cool :)"

Digitakts on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

BeatStep Pro Firmware 2.0 Performance by Tom Demac

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Arturia

"After months of careful work basing on your feedback and your demands, we are proud to release the BeatStep Pro major firmware update 2.0.

Tom Demac, electro wizard and early adopter of the BeatStep Pro showcases its extended control potential directly in his over-equiped studio."

BeatStep Pros on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

BeatStep Pro firmware update 2.0

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Arturia

BeatStep Pros on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

1. BeatStep Pro firmware update 2.0 - Episode 1 - The Polyrhythm mode
The new polyrhythm feature for the drum sequencer of the BeatStep Pro now allows you to define different sequence lengths for each of its 16 tracks. A 9-step hit-hat fill aside a 7-step tom lick, a 11-step snare march laying over a straightforward four-on-the-flour kick, all mixing together? It’s up to you! Whether you want to create an elegant feeling of perpetual motion or the most radical drum anarchy, this is a whole horizon of creativity that opens in front of you.

2. BeatStep Pro firmware update 2.0 - Episode 2 - The new roller/ arpeggio
BeatStep Pro has already become the go-to sequencer of the greatest live performers and with the new Roller / Arpeggio feature it is going to take your gigs to an even higher level. Holding the BeatStep Pro touch strip and pushing a pad will repeat the related sound at different resolutions. This feature is now available for each of the BeatStep Pro sequencers. On a drum sound, it will be extremely helpful to create rich fills in a flash. On a synthesizer or any other melodic instrument, it will be a key to create very instinctively fast bass lines or rhythmic leads. It goes even further as pushing several pads while holding the touch strip will create an arpeggio based on the related sounds. And of course, you can use it along with the real-time recording to create and rewrite sequence with a never seen effectiveness.

3. BeatStep Pro firmware update 2.0 - Episode 3 - Pattern Chaining
Spontaneity is profitable when it comes to experimenting and extracting composition ideas from scratch. However, when you are on stage, being able to put everything in working order is often preferable. With this idea in mind we deeply reworked the BeatStep Pro code so that you can save and recall in a flash specific configurations of your patterns and even pattern chains, what we call scenes.

Each of your 16 projects can contains up to 16 scenes each allowing to chain up to 16 patterns for each of the 3 sequencers. Now if you are more into music than mathematics, this can be summed up as tremendous advantages for live performances.

4. BeatStep Pro firmware update 2.0 - Episode 4 - Randomness & Step Edition
You like what a certain level of unpredictability can bring to your music but you prefer to keep the control over your creations? Then, you will probably love the octave randomization mode. If it is switched on, when using the Randomness feature, the pitches of your active steps will only be shifted up or down one or several octaves. This will give you the best of both unpredictability and musicality.

5. BeatStep Pro firmware update 2.0 - Episode 5 - The Drum Tie-Note function & Volca compatibility
Leaving pieces of gear out in the cold is a difficult experience for any musician. Thus, we brought several additions to BeatStep Pro in order to foster the integration of the Volca modules.
It begins with a new clock format to ensure a perfect synchronization of the BeatStep Pro with the Volca built in sequencers.
From now on, you will also be able to customize the MIDI channel for each track of the Drum sequencer independently from the others. This will allow you to make the most of the Volca Sample but also to build complex setups where the BeatStep Pro Drum sequencer will control several instruments at a time.

Jürgen Haible Dual WASP Filter (eurorack) by Random*Source

Published on Nov 20, 2016 Random*Source

"The Haible Dual WASP VCF for eurorack - prototype #2 - featuring a SYNC mode (cutoff and CV on the right side are linked to the left) and a MODE to blend between SERIAL and PARALLEL operation of both filters. Also, each filter can be blended between LP and HP or BP, Distortion can be configured as PRE or POST filter ..."

Serge NTO - Acid!

Published on Apr 15, 2017 Random*Source

"Acid-loop using a Serge NTO, R*S XFader and a Serge VCFQ (Special edition), controlled by Serge DSG mk2 and SEQ8 ..."

Serge Modular by RandomSource Development Videos

Published on Feb 9, 2015 Random*Source

1. Serge Modular by RandomSource
In collaboration with and under license from Serge Tcherepnin, Random*Source will offer a range of Serge modules, combining the original Serge circuits with the advantages of today's technology.

2. Serge Variable Slope Filter (VCFS) for Euro by Random*Source
Some basic waveforms run through the Serge Variable Slope Filter (VCFS) for Euro - available very soon from Random*Source under license and in cooperation with Serge Tcherepnin.

The R*S version of the filter features high-end THAT VCAs and a Q knob to increase the resonance and sonic range covered by the unique filter.

3. Serge DSG Random*Source (prototype) tracking comparison
Comparing the tracking of the (left side of the) TimeGen Oscillator in the STS Creature (tuner on the left) with the new version of the Random*Source DSG/DUSG (tuner or the right). The Serge DSG is an extremely versatile module which can be used as a oscillator, however, it is much more than that and not primarily designed as an oscillator (and is not temperature-compensated). Traditionally the tracking is rather limited, but I'm quite happy with the the new R*S version (prototype) which is quite accurate over more than 2 octaves even with the most challenging waveform (negative sawtooth = RISE set to max).
Both modules were tuned to C and identical waveforms (SAW) and played using a keyboard and the 1V/Oct input.

4. Serge DSG mk2 - geometry
This is a quick demo showing some of the amazing waveforms generated by the Serge DSG mk2 (4U version) by Random*Source - this is not inteded to sound nice! One side is the normal output, the other the new Pulse (square) output. A Serge 8-step sequencer is used to modulate, no other modules used.

5. Serge DSG mk2 1V/Oct tracking test
Testing the tracking of the new Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DSG) mk2 by Random*Source. While the DSG traditionally tracks only over 1-2 octaves, I could get the DSG mk2 (in a best case scenario) cover 4 octaves up to 440 Hz ...

6. Random*Source Serge DSG mk2 and Variable Slope Filter (VCFS)
Testing a newly built Serge VCFS using an updated pcb layout and some radical part choices ... single patch, LOWPASS and BANDPASS out recorded as a stereo track. Serge DSG mk2 acts as a sound source... Filmed with a BMPCC and Angenieux 4X17B, graded in Davinci Resolve

7. Serge NTO Waveforms
Quick demo of the basic waveform outputs of the Serge New Timbral Oscillator by Random*Source - including the new PULSE out, the VARIABLE OUT and some feedback patching for the VARIABLE OUT to get more amazing wave shapes ...
The NTO Variable Out does *not* blend or mix the normal waveforms, but is a unique (voltage controlled) waveshaper. This can be used to feed the normal outputs (e.g. SINE or PULSE) back into the VC VAR input for a whole range of new shapes.

Eric's Brother - Lie To You (Kebu Remix)

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Kebu

"Written and produced by: Nicolas Geniets - Thibault Hendrix -
Sebastian 'Kebu' Teir.
Performed by: Kebu
Lyrics and vocal by: David Björk Samuel

Download on iTunes:

Listen on Spotify:

This remix was made using analog synths and analog drum machines as the only sound sources, in addition to the original vocals.

Camera: Mika Knuutila
Video editing: Kebu

Check the 94RECORDS website:"

Roland JD-Xa, Juno-60 & alpha Juno
Alesis Andromeda
Korg Mono/Poly & Polysix

Hex Mix VCA Eurorack Module Features -

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Befacosynth

"This video outlines the features of our Hex Mix VCA Eurorack Module. The Hex Mix VCA is a six channel VCA and mixer with individual CV response shape controls. As you will see in the video these shape controls provide expanded functionality and creative opportunities over standard VCAs.

0:09 - Features: Introduction
3:55 - Creative Uses: Real Tails
4:21 - Creative Uses: Enveloping Complex LFOs
4:48 - Creative Uses: Panning"

Lazy Mellow Live

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Henry Birdseye Jr.

"Here's a video of me playing 'Lazy Mellow.'

Four voices, two from the BeatStep Pro, one from a SEQ-02 and the Qunexus keyboard. The voices themselves come from a Braids, a Morphing Terrarium, a Z300 and Analogue Solutions thru a Polivoks VCF while the fourth voice was an Orgone Accumulator going into an E440 filter into a Dervish DSP. The Koma Kommander modulates filter cutoff and waveform variation thru hand movements on the voice played live. A Turing machine provides random VCF cutoff on the lead bass voice. A Wobblebug varies the phasing on the keyboard, everything has a slow modulation to timbre."

Novation Bass Station 2 & Strymon Timeline

Published on Jun 23, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Bass Station 2 synthesiser through the Timeline.

No further processing except normalisation."

Dreadbox NYX Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer Review: Tricky But Amazing

Published on Jun 23, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"1 month of testing is now over and the Dreadbox NYX test unit must leave my room again. The Dreadbox NYX is a paraphonic analog Synthesizer handmade in Greece. It features two oscillators, a dual filter, a deep routing and modulation architecture and a reverb. In short, it's an amazing analog Synthesizer with a very own character but the workflow is a bit tricky. In this video, you receive my review of the NYX Synthesizer."

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