MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

More OB-Xa & DMX atmospheres

Published on Jun 30, 2017 SynthMania

"Three more OB-Xa + DMX tidbits."

Part 1 here.

Ambient Monologue lead and Radias pads & percs 'Radilogue'

Published on Jun 30, 2017 Arrayzable

"It felt good playing this!

As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:

Korg Radias
Korg Monologue"

Conifer | Eurorack Ambient

Published on Jun 30, 2017 r beny

"Summertime blues. Testing the Roland Go:Mixer"

19 minute synth jam (ms-20, system-1, nord, elektron, monologue, volca)

Published on Jun 30, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

I wanted to push the limits a bit with this one, and try to make a long 20+ minute jam session.. and I failed! :D 19.44 dammit!

This is a piece written in 2 parts, an ambient style intro which moves toward an upbeat section. Even though the track is only 99bpm i wanted to make it feel like its moving pretty fast.

00:00 Part I
05:55 Part II

There is loads and loads of stuff going on in this one, intro is made with the NLA1 + reface CP and a reverse piano loop on the tc electronic ditto looper. Reface CP in the intro has FX bluesky reverb mix on full, so the accents are washed away in the reverb for a smooth dreamy sound.

The NLA1 is being controlled by an expression pedal, which opens up the filter and increases the rate on the built in phaser FX i am using on the pad sound. The ms-20 has a brutal bass-pad sound .. laced with some white noise on top for that creamy dirty feel + through the el cap and space for ambience.

Volca bass does the low bass, monologue a modulated bass with noise, 0-coast a messed up randomized bass melody.. + elektron with a couple resonant hits and basses over the top.

Modular is doing a wavetable mishmash through the morphagene + some weird modulated delays in the space spiral.

All in all, i went sort of all in on this one, but I feel its pretty laid back anyways, which was the goal for this track.

Gear used: TR-8, System-1, TB-3, KORG volca bass x2, keys, (fm not in use), monologue, ms-20, 0-coast, erbus, elektron analog four, reface CP, NLA1, microgranny MG.2.4

Modular, braids wavetable mishmash through the morphagene - rack on modulargrid:

FX, strymon bluesky, el capistan, eventide space, mooer skyverb, red panda particle, catalinbread CSIDMAN, tc electronic ditto X2, ms-70 CDR, eaerthquaker devices space spiral, keeley engineering caverns

Big thanks to the burgonauts for making this video possible - BoOoOoM enjoy !"

Brighton Modular Meet 2017 This Weekend!

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Brighton Modular Meet

One last reminder, Brighton Modular Meet 2017 is this weekend. Full details here:

Pioneer DSI Toraiz AS-1 custom sounds

Published on Jun 30, 2017 tblv9300

Alpicat - THEMIS (Full Album)

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Alpicat

A new release from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Alpicat.

"This album of relaxing electronica, made with the reFX Nexus2 VST (with Hollywood Synths expansion) in Ableton Live 9 and the Alesis Q61 keyboard, is loosely inspired by the music of Jean-Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream.

Mediterranean Jacques Cousteau vibes meet late 80's French TV library music, conveying the technological optimism of the Mitterrand era European union. Synth laden melodies are bolstered by emotive piano lines and minimal percussive accents to create poignant soundscapes of a future that could have been."

JunkieXL: Yamaha CS Synthesizers - Studio Time: S2E13

Published on Jun 30, 2017 junkiexlofficial

"Let's explore some of my favorite synths from Yamaha that have influenced mine and several other film scores!"

Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes

Published on Jun 30, 2017 ROLI

"Watch Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes. Grimes shares anecdotes and discusses her inspiration for her new BLOCKS and NOISE soundpack. Buy it now from the Soundpack Store in the NOISE app today — or get it free with every Seaboard Block or Lightpad Block!

Learn more and preview the soundpack here:"

Erica Synths - Black VC EG & Expander

Published on Jun 30, 2017 DivKidVideo


This is a long video so scroll down for the contents to skip through to certain patches.

The Erica Synths Black series VC EG (voltage controlled envelope generator) and expander bring a unique trick or two to the envelope world and to be blunt are just ace! There's tweak knob responses so the times scale from 0 seconds to 1.5 seconds at 12 o'clock on the knob then from 1.5 seconds to 12 seconds full clockwise. The expander adds a unique CV mode that breaks out the envelope stages into independent CV sources. This is different from the logic mode that gives us a gate outputs while that stage on the envelope is active as each output is variable. The attack output (in CV mode) will rise from 0 volts through the attack time and shape set on the module and then as it hits the decay stage that voltage drops to zero. The decay output then immediately rises from being inactive at 0 volts to full voltage and decays in line with the decay time and so on. This is a long video as it really opens lots of opportunities with the features mentioned and a few other bits. So here's a clickable set of contents to skip around.

00:00 quick patch cuts
00:27 intro and features
02:11 envelope to VCA & folder - basic features
02:31 re-trigger
02:50 gate, re-trigger and CV
03:47 first patch exploring the expander and it's CV mode
06:50 first patch expanding exploring the per stage CV outs
09:45 looping envelopes and four stage LFOs
15:30 dual modules, patching drum sounds and thumping beats!
20:39 bouncing ball trick, dual envelopes, pads and drones

People on my Patreon page have extra exclusive content breaking down these patches and others going through sound sources, processing, mixing and FX. If you'd like to see those consider becoming a patron at to support on going free content for everyone as well as the creation of lots of extra content and giveaways for those that show support."

Roland SH-2 w/ VCO SYNC MOD

via this auction

"VCO SYNC MOD installed
VCO SYNC ( 1 to 2 ) already installed (please see the last two pictures).
SH-2 VCO1 has a switch that cancels bender effect, this will enable nice sweep sounds to go from VCO-2."

Vermona Perfourmer Analog Synth

via this auction

Korg M1 Synthesizer Demo

Published on Jun 29, 2017 North Anchor

"All sounds, drums and effects with the exception of a pick guitar are from the Korg M1. Sequenced on a Alesis MMT8 sequencer. Recorded into a Fostex 4 track cassette. Around 1989."

Riamiwo - Sonar Resonanz / Studio Livesession (Riamiwo StudioVlog 43)

Published on Jun 30, 2017 riamiwovideos

"Release Day of my Sonar Resonanz EP :) Here's a live-session of the first track of the EP. Sonar Resonanz contains also awesome remixes by Beatamines and Paale.

Listen to the EP on soundcloud:

Get your copy here:

Intellijel Cylonix Shapeshifter - What's New In 2.02

Published on Jun 30, 2017 intellijel

"The latest firmware for the Intellijel Cylonix Shapeshifter adds and improves a huge list of features. This video gives a short demonstration of what's new in 2.02.

Version 2.02
Changed: encoder selection for CHORD TYPE or BANK now wraps around the entire list but quick rotation will shortcut you (stop) at the list end or beginning.

Version 2.01.1

Fixed: COMB+LOAD operation to initialize all settings to zero.

Version 2.01

Added: the CHORD TYPE parameter can now be controlled by the MODB signal.
Added: the wave bank selection for oscillators 1 and 2 can now be controlled by the MODB signal.
Added: the two oscillators now have independently selectable SYNC MODES, and both now have 1-shot and Hold modes.
Added: pressing the INT. SYNC button twice causes the internal sync event generator to drop in frequency by one octave (the INT. SYNC LED flashes when this mode is selected).
Added: when the QUANT. button is pressed twice the PITCH2 input becomes a CLOCK input for oscillator 2, where the period of the oscillator 2 cycle is equal to the input clock period. The QUANT. led flashes in this mode. In this mode the RATIO input sets the clock division/multiplication factor.
Added: 8 more pulse modes, including PWM, Square and random.
Added: added another mode to the PRESET STEP menu, where the preset is randomized on each step.
Added: pressing COMBO MODE and MORPH while in PRESET MODE randomizes the settings.
Added: pressing DETUNE and LOAD while in PRESET MODE displays the firmware version.
Added: the oscillator 2 output can be directed to modulate the SHAPE1 or TILT parameters.
Added: the MODA signal can now be used to serve as the SYNC source for oscillator 2 or to step presets.
Changed: the DECAY parameter range has been changed to give a smoother change with more values at longer decay times.
Changed: the PERC. MODE LED now flashes when the Gate behaviour is selected (by pressing the PERC. MODE button twice).
Changed: the initial part of the INT. FM control curve has been changed to give more resolution at the low end.
Changed: the number of presets has been increased to 100 and all presets are now stored in non-volatile memory. The presets now have user-definable 8-character labels, which can be randomized.
Changed: the number of the last preset to be loaded or saved is remembered, and is loaded upon powerup (previously preset# 1 was loaded on powerup).
Changed: the range of the TILT parameter has been lowered by a factor of 4. This gives more resolution in the interesting range of the tilt effect.
Changed: the bank numbers and chord type no longer wrap around, making it easier to reach the ends.
Changed: knobs are set to soft-pickup after a preset is loaded, even when leaving preset mode. Soft-pickup action is changed so that the knob takes over from the preset value when it is moved a little bit.
Changed: the labels for the MODA destinations “Shape1” and “Shape2” have been changed to “Shaper1” and “Shaper2” to better reflect the actual behaviour in these modes.
Fixed: Added a short (4msec) delay to the MODB Preset Stepping after the sync pulse is received. This is needed because many sequencers send the gate signal before the voltage has settled to its new value."

First Look: SynthMaster 2.8.9 Synthesizer Update

Published on Jun 30, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Quick First Look at the SynthMaster 2.8.9 Synthesizer Update"

Studiologic Sledge Synthesiser Tutorial 54

Published on Jun 30, 2017 David Clements

"George Hall recreates sounds used on the classic ELP track Trilogy from the album of the same name. Learn synth programming with George Hall."

All parts here.

Evil Pt. II Let The Machines Do The Talking. Modular Synth Jam

Published on Jun 30, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Quick live CHAOTIC Modular Jam Last night after building the MACRO DUAL 2HP FREEZE.

Figured i should share! High Quality Audio Available on my PATREON."

Novation Bass Station 2 & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Jun 30, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Bass Station 2 synthesiser through the Big Sky.

No further processing except normalisation."

Smooth, click-free stutters and edits with TimeShaper

Published on Jun 30, 2017 Cableguys

Thought this one was pretty interesting as it gives you some insight into what can cause clicks in sample based synthesis.

"Twist time and transform any sound with TimeShaper, the multiband stutter, scratch, reverse and glitch plugin. Try it free:

This demo song is made using Computer Music magazine loops."

Roland TR-606 Drumatix

Published on Jun 29, 2017 tiergrinder

"16+ minutes of sounds from the Rolands TR-606 Drumatix drum machine. Recorded dry without any effects or post processing.

606 is sometimes referred as the poormans TR-808. It doesn't sound quite like an 808 and it only has 7 sounds (Kick, Snare, Lo Tom, Hi Tom, Cymbal, Closed Hihat, Open Hihat), but it still carries that Roland X0X vintage charm. I bet the looks doesn't hurt either.

TR-606 sequencer does something that many other classics didn't do. It can switch between pattern play and pattern write modes, while the sequncer is running. Sounds are classic Roland from the 80's. TR-606 Kick is relatively weak when compaired to other sounds, but with mixing kick all the way up, cranking some accent and mixing other sounds lower levels, the 606 Kick can have some nice punch to it. Snare isn't exactly like on the TR-808 but its similar. Tom sounds gets closest to the 808 realm, while hihats sound more metallic, if thats even possible. From all the rolands analog drum machines, I love the 606 hihats the most. They sizzle and shine, and can really cut through when accent is applied to them. Overall the 606 is fun little box. Its cute, small but powerful and it has that analog drum machine magic.

This video is tad long and even boring at times, but I wanted to record long video, that shows simple beat making from start to finish and show some programmed patterns."

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