MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Jupiter-8 baw-baw

Published on Jul 1, 2017 SynthMania

0:06 - Dreamily
1:37 - Cyndilaupery
3:42 - Pensively

Folktek Magnetic Insectarium

via this auction

"Folktek magnetic insectarium. Works great and in great condition. Great bizarre noises! 9v battery pictured for size reference. This isn't a normal Synthesizer so please know what you are getting into. It works. Some combinations of patching don't seem to make audible changes and some are drastic. Not a normal Synthesizer, I can't stress it enough."

XILS Lab PolyM Sound Demo - Moog Polymoog Emulation For PC & Mac

Published on Jul 1, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"XILS Lab released this week the PolyM Synthesizer plugin for PC and Mac that emulates the iconic Moog Polymoog. Here is a sound demo of this new plugin. I really love the great sound quality of this new release from Xils Lab."

Mirage Gritty Pads - Ensoniq Mirage DSK

Published on Jul 1, 2017 100 Things I Do

"The Ensoniq Mirage, 8bit , 128k memory and 320kb floppy disks! Mine is a Asia-Pacific example. I guess they took the idea of the soft touch keys from the DX-7. Plastic with no notable buttons.. but they hide a small hole that has a real (and replaceable) tact switch underneath (no broken membrane problems here).

I have been following The Daydream Sound on youtube for quite some time. His passion for Ensoniq gear, samplers and music creation is very addictive . Its has opened my eyes to what we lost in sampling over the year and how to use limitations of this vintage kit to add flavour , grit and get things to just sit in a mix!"

Tanzbar Lite + Syncussion

Published on Jul 1, 2017 ljs8888

"Sequenced by digitakt"

Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline

My copy of Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline has arrived! Here are a few "unboxing" pics. I am actually listening to it as I type this. The first side features Jean-Jacques music and is spectacular. The second side features his demos of the individual sounds of the Ondioline. If you are a fan, or even just interested in Jean-Jacques Perrey and the Ondioline, I highly recommend this release. The Deluxe Vinyl LP is a gatefold and comes with a very nice quality booklet on Jean-Jacques Perrey and the Ondioline. See below for a pic of the inside cover and back. The clear vinyl itself looks like pristine glass. You can tell the care that went into this release. See my previous post with details here, or you can go directly to the Bandcamp release page here.

ModularSynth Patches [2] - Granulated Orchestra

Published on Jul 1, 2017 DesertFishHQ

"Some fun with chopped Orchestral / Jazz loops on the Octatrack. The OT is then processed by the modular through the Makenoise Erbe-Verb and more modules.. Percussion from the Analog Rytm.

Some FX used include the Strymon BigSky / Timeline, and Analog Four built in FX, and OctaTrack FX as well."

Homemade Buchla Sketch #3

Published on Jul 1, 2017 Oren Levy

"Quick sketch of the Buchla system I've been building over the past year."

Moog Concertmate MG-1 SN 2928

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

via this auction

Kit Review # 8 - Horstronic Arcade Button

Published on Jul 1, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"Unboxing, construction and musical performance with the Horstronic Arcade Button Kit from Thonk!

You can get it here:

My Patreon:

Video by Quincas Moreira, Music by Quincas Moreira and Thalma de Freitas."

KORG ARP ODYSSEY 2017: a BASS Odyssey REV 1 White Analog Synthesizer Module Rik Marston

Published on Jul 1, 2017

"KORG ARP ODYSSEY '2017: a BASS Odyssey'
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston 100% No Talking!
**Watch in HD** ** Turn it UP!!!**

I love my Odyssey....
In this demo I tweak some BASS, Leads & FX.
And with FX I mean some really weird stuff...
Tuning the Odyssey is a serious WARP to the
ear & mind... It can be BEAUTIFUL or UGLY...
Your choice! But you will find yourself in between
REAL QUICK! What an awesome synthesizer!!!
As you can hear, the BASS in this video is a
mix between Dance, Old School, Industrial, Dub...
It is a MONSTER PEOPLE!! Turn it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'Stargate' footage from '2001: a Space Odyssey'
dropped into a vat of virtual LSD.. for your sensory pleasure!
I love tweaking video!!

Recorded into an ART MULTIVERB LT (Reverb & Delay)
then thru Ableton Live with no other effects."

Modular Jam : Flight of the Long Lost : Tides, Rings, Peaks, Ripples, Clouds, 4ms SMR

Published on Jul 1, 2017 Mike Thomas

"Flight of the Long Lost: Patch Notes

A modular performance featuring my giant right arm, and mostly Mutable Instruments modules.

Involved modules
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Intellijel 1U Random/Clock
4ms Rotating Clock Divider (RCD) and Breakout
Mutable Instruments (MI) Rings
MI Clouds
MI Rings
MI Veils
MI Tides
2 x MI Peaks
4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator
TipTop ONE
Intellijel 1U Quadratt
Intellijel 1U Buffered Mult
Intellijel 1U Digitank Reverb
2hp Reverb
2hp Delay
2hp 3:1
Transient Modules 6ch Mixer
Pittsburgh Outs

As you can see from the video, I did a lot of manual wiggling for this jam. But there’s a background of random modulation going on via massively multed and modulated slewed random.

Smooth voice: Tides in oscillator mode, Bi output. Shape, Slope, and Smoothness modulated by semi-random LFO from Peaks #1 channel 1, which is in turn modulated (via Veils) by multed 1U Random slewed output, attenuated via Quadratt. Envelope by Peaks #1 channel 1, with manual changes here and there. Lots of manual wiggling of the wave shape controls. V/oct driven by O+C in Quantermain mode. Output into 1hp Delay, then Verb, and on to mixers.

Various melodic bits: Rings in sympathetic strings mode, polyphony mode 1. Rings Brightness, Damping, Position modulated by multed slewed random from above (lots of Stackcable hopscotch going on!). Lots of wiggling of parameters including Structure. Output into Clouds in looping delay mode. Clouds triggered by /8 of RCD (“Spread” is on, so I guess it’s really /16?). Occasional wiggling of the regeneration/feedback control.

Rhythm: Tiptop ONE timed by RCD.

Background Drone: 4ms SMR in self-generating resonator mode, with Rotation and Spread modulated by multed Random output of 1U Intellijel Clock/Random, attenuated via Quadratt. Output mixed with rhythm track via Quadratt, on to 1U Digitank reverb, and final mix.

Everything timed by RCD getting its clock from the 1U Clock/Random module.

Audio/Video Notes
Camera: Sony A6000 mounting a Leica 28mm Summicron-R

Audio recorded on a Zoom H2 using the mic input (the line input is busted). Managed to avoid distortion except at about 09:36. Bummer, but I think I actually distorted the Delay or Verb module, rather than the H2 being overloaded.

Edited in Apple iMovie."

"Ghost Zones" Sound piece

Published on Jun 30, 2017 Anthony Distefano

"Eerie sound piece. I used NI Absynth for the music."

Rare Vintage Suzuki TO-37R Keyboard / Electronic Organ / Drum Machine SN 00196

via this auction

Roland SH-09 w/ Original Silver Roland Case

via this auction

"Vintage Roland SH-09, a Classic Mono Analogue synth from the 1980's with a single oscillator,four different waveforms with sub oscillator LFO & ADSR envelope. It also has CV/GATE outs and external audio input. Great little 32 note keyboard as well."

MFB Dominion 1

via this auction

"In absolute perfect condition, only ever used in a smoke free studio. Selling to fund euro addiction.

Would be delivered in original packaging with cables and manuals. The latest firmware is installed.

Official bumpf:

Paraphonic Programmable Analog Synthesizer with 3 Octave Keyboard
* 2 Ribbon Controls, Arpeggiator/Sequencer, Velocity&Aftertouch
* 3 VCOs with Waveshaping, Analog&Digital Ringmodulator
* Dual-Sync and dynamic FM, Noisegenerator
* 12 fold redesigned four stages SED Multimode Filter
* Huge Patchfield to speak with world of Modulars and CV/Gate
* Velocity-Routingmatrix with 12 destinations
* 3 LFOs, 2 with One-Shot-Function and Reset
* 3 Envelopes with 70mm Faders
* Intuitive Handling and Quality Hardware, internal Power Supply
* Midi Dump, In, Out, Thru"

ALTAIR 231-Soviet MiniMoog Model D SN 3346

via this auction

"Altair 231 is an almost identical copy of the famous Moog Minimoog, made in the former Soviet Union. Biggest difference in sound is caused by different brand of components: Russian equivalents are used everywhere. The oscillator board is based on the older version. However, the Russians were clever and used multi-turn potentiometers for the scaling controls. Result: Synth stays in tune better. The Russians didn't seem to have reverse log pots. Because of that, the resonance control was wired backwards and a regular logarithmic pot was used instead. Other than that, the synth seems to be very robust and easy to service - the real Mini schematics come for good help when comparing the component numbers etc. It sounds like a Mini!"

"It was manufacture on 'Estradin' military radio plant in Zhitomir city in November 1986. The serial number of the unit -3345."

FORMANTA UDS Rare Soviet Vintage Analog Drum-Module Synthesizer

via this auction

"Soviet analogue drum synth Formanta UDS with beatbox drummachine and a built-in beatbox with 16 patterns. You can switch every drum sound channel to its preset sound or switch it in "synthesis" mode and then control channel's parameters by 8 knobs. The synth was made on the same factory as legendary Polivoks was. The beatbox and the synthesizer are independent modules so they can work at the same time freely. Each of five drum channels have polivoks filter. High-hat and cymbal have there own channels. 7 audio in connectors on the rear panel for each drum channel - mono audio out, left /right out. Pedal inputs. All connectors are on standard 1/4 '' jack. There is also a stereo output. You can use trigger module inputs to send signal from an external device through synchro impuls. All drums and high-hat work well. Cymbal works quieter than other. Inside on the resistors of each drum line there are full ADSR polivoks filter. If you wish, you can make a modd and take it out with knobs. All knobs are clean, without noise. Also look foto with English translation of face panel."

Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Signals from outer space

Published on Jul 1, 2017 Old Beats

Moog: Voyager - Little Phatty - Mother 32
DSI: Evolver - Prophet 08
Korg Arp Odyssey - Roland Alpha Juno 2
Novation Bass Station 2 - Yamaha TX81Z - Akai VX 90
Drums: Alesis SR 16 - Jomox AirBase 99 - Novation Drum Station
TC Electronic M350 - TC Electronic HOF - TC Electronic Flashback - Lexicon MX 300 - Alesis Ampliton & Philtre
Audio directly from Allen & Heath Zed 428 mixer
Sequenced and Synced with Cubase only MIDI

The Arturia MatrixBrute- Part 23- Sequencer

Published on Jul 1, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the Arturia MatrixBrute sequencer."

All parts here.

Tanzmaus Monologue

Published on Jul 1, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine and a Monologue synthesiser synced together (Monologue MIDI Out to Tanzmaus MIDI In).

A small amount of reverb has been used, no further processing except for normalisation."

ELTA Joystick Nitrofuzz

Published on Jul 1, 2017 ELTA music

Digitakt vs Octatrack Mega Workflow Comparison

Published on Jun 30, 2017 cuckoomusic

"Chapters in description

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The Digitakt is here, and the Octatrack just got a new MKII update. Which one to choose!? They are overlapping in what they can do, but I think they are different enough to justify that Elektron keeps selling both of them.

So here's a mega workflow comparison video where I'm comparing them side by side in a number of aspects. It's a bit long, but if you're interested in this stuff, I hope you'll find the video interesting.


00:00:00 1. Introduction
00:01:52 2. Octatrack MK2
00:03:18 3. File management
00:04:35 4. Streaming, preloading to RAM
00:05:28 5. File dumping and backup
00:06:24 6. Overbridge
00:06:53 7. Inputs and outputs
00:08:23 8. Recording and trimming on Digitakt
00:10:24 9. Recording and trimming on Octatrack
00:12:56 10. Slices
00:15:37 11. Saving files on Octatrack
00:16:26 12. Compact flash travel backup
00:17:01 13. Processing live audio
00:18:26 14. Loading samples
00:21:06 15. Recording a sequence
00:23:04 16. Messing with a sequence on Digitakt, Control All
00:26:34 17. Messing with a sequence on Octatrack, Scenes
00:29:16 18. Pitch shift, Time stretch, Playback rate
00:31:01 19. Reverbs and effects
00:34:01 20. The keyboard
00:35:44 21. Loop box (pickup machine)
00:37:04 22. Single waveform "synthesis"
00:40:06 23. LFO automation
00:41:32 24. The Arranger, pattern chaining
00:43:14 25. Simple vs Choice
00:43:54 26. MIDI
00:47:36 27. MIDI arpeggiator
00:48:05 28. Trig conditions
00:49:54 29. How I use Octatrack
00:54:28 30. How I use Digitakt
00:58:21 31. "Conclusion"
00:59:42 32. +"

A Better Melacholia - An 82BPM Melancholic Patch for Eurorack Synthesizer

Published on Jun 30, 2017 Luke Killen

"I'm trying to be better at conveying the melancholic"

Patch n Tweak

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