MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Modular : Highlands Jam : 4ms SMR, Tides, Warps, Clouds, Peaks

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Mike Thomas

"Yet another modular synth jam. This time trying to get more movement from the SMR and use it for more than spooky background noises."

Some modular bagpipes for the Scottish Highlands. 4ms SMR = 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator.

JD-990 Soundtrack Style

Published on Jul 11, 2017 SynthMania

"[Due to the heavy stereo field effects and dynamic range of this theme, best listened on studio monitors or good quality headphones]
Roland JD-990 soundtrack style.
All synths: Roland JD-990
Percussion, FX: Sonar Platinum DAW"

Oberheim Matrix-6R Synthesizer SN 1335

via this auction

Krellian Explorations

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Pirx Modular

"A few variants of self-playing Krell Patch generated using Tangerine Synthesizer."

Lorentz - Analog Modeling Synthesizer Version 2.0.0

Published on Jul 11, 2017 iceGear Instruments

Music by Aero Finback

iTunes: Lorentz Synthesizer - iceWorks, Inc.

On sale for $5.99 USD until July 31. (reg $7.99)

What's New in Version 2.0.0
# What’s new in version 2
- Universal App : Optimized for iPad and iPhone
- Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3) compatible
- Support for Audiobus State Saving
- Exporting and importing of presets via Share extensions
- Add Swing parameter to the arpeggiator
- Improved MIDI mapping function
- Support for Bluetooth MIDI Devices

DSI Prophet REV 2 - Custom Patches 76 to 100 -

Published on Jul 11, 2017 GEOSynths

"Another 25 custom patches for the Dave Smith Instruments REV 2. Just 28 more and we have a full Bank! Yay!!! Is an interesting and challenging Synt, it's definately a Prophet 08, but...more!"

Previous posts.

Art + Music + Technology Podcast 183: Dave Rossum Interview

You can find the full transcript on Synthtopia here.

via Art + Music + Technology:

"Dave Rossum has quite a history. From helping to start up E-mu Systems, managing its acquisition by Creative Labs (and working with them through a 10-year run of amazing designs) and the creation of Rossum Electro-Music, Dave has been designing the heck out of music instruments. I was really excited when the Synthtopia folks we able to pull this interview together, since I've been a fan of E-mu devices for a long, long time, and have been mesmerized by the new modules he's been developing.

In our chat, we talk in detail about the development of the early E-mu modular system, the move into sampling technology, the effect of the Creative purchase and the technology developments behind the Proteus lineup. We also go into detail about Dave's design work with the new series of modules that he's working on, as well as the upcoming sampler module that has everyone humming.

This was a lot of fun, and super-educational; I learned an awful lot about the various technological advances behind samplers and sample-based systems. Given my renewed interest in sampling, that was very interesting to me. But his views on analog and digital modular designs, and his willingness to take on impossible projects and find a way to make 'em work - it was inspirational."

Korg Polysix SN 399436 w/ Custom Oak Wood Side Panels & Case

via this auction

Moog Micromoog Analog Synth + Clinch Jones lead

via this auction

Why everyone with a Minilogue should have a Volca Keys

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Flohr

"Minilogue x Volca Keys. Mono recording with an iRig. No external fx. I turn the Volca Keys up at 0:18."

Two Verbos Complex Oscillators & two Dual Four Pole Filters

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Boele Gerkes

"Live recording with two Verbos Complex Oscillators en two Dual Four Pole filters driven by two independent arpeggiators. Modulation from Random Sources and Batumi LFOs."

RAVE-O-LUTION309 & TORAIZ AS-1 懐かしの309で遊んでみた!

Published on Jul 11, 2017 SHINGA Instant techno


Published on Jul 11, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"I played at ROTE FLORA in Hamburg! sadly we couldnt shoot the show. :(. But managed to ask Till Schlemmermeier Who built the amazing Arduino Light Cube on the Ceiling with Yannig Gicquel.

Till said if you want to ask him any questions fire over an email:-


#roteflora #tour"

RICHARD D. JAMES (Aphex Twin) Interviews Korg's Tatsuya Takahashi

korg funk 5 [Audio] Published on Jul 11, 2017 Korg

First an all KORG track from RICHARD D. JAMES that accompanies the interview.

The all korg track created using:
Korg Monologue x3
Korg MS-20 kit
Korg Poly-61M
Korg Volca keys
Korg Volca beats
Korg Volca sample
Korg Minilogue
son on vox

Read the full article with Richard D. James and synth designer Tatsuya Takahashi here:

Graphic by Ryo Asakura (Seventhgraphics)"

You can thank Richard D. James for the mircrotuning on Monologue.

"RICHARD D. JAMES: I really enjoyed working on this with you. I know I only joined the project near the end, but I found it really exciting. Like a proper job, ha.

TATSUYA TAKAHASHI: Richard, it was amazing working with you on the monologue. And now to be interviewed by you?!? That's crazy. But also a lot of fun. The monologue was also the last Korg synth that I was involved with directly, so I guess it's a nice conclusion to things.

RDJ: It is now the only synth on the market currently being made to have full microtuning editing, congratulations!

TT: Thanks! But it was completely because of you that we included microtuning. If you hadn't insisted on it, I definitely wouldn't have discovered how powerful it was. Did you ever have a moment of realisation, or some kind of trigger that made you discover microtuning?

RDJ: The first thoughts that I had about tuning in general happened with my early noodlings on a Yamaha DX100, one of the first synths I saved up for. I remember looking at the master tuning of 440 Hz and thinking I would change it, for no other reason apart from it was set by default to that frequency and that it could be changed."

Be sure to read the full interview. It's a fascinating read and it reminded me of why I got into synthesis back in 1986 or so myself. My first synth was the Oberheim Matrix-6, hence the whole "matrix" thing. The appeal wasn't to play conventional music, but rather to explore sound - to explore moods.

Dulcitone Ghosts on Morphagene

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Luke Sanger

Euro Buchla 100 Modules - Testing! 01

Published on Jul 11, 2017 djangosfire

"Having a blast beta-testing these euro format Buchla 100 reproductions (for a friend, I did not build these) - Perfect for getting a feel of the patch style used in the early Buchla 100 systems. No filters used, just gates (non-vactrol for the early 110's) - great wide range of tones and timbres - can't wait to try more!!"

Novation Peak - Druweed's Arpeggio Series episode 1 :o)=

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Druweed

"The sound of Novation Peak.
This is the first episode of new demo series from Warstat. I decided to show sounds of different polysynths using one of my favourite arpeggio. All sounds come from Novation Peak. This is the one-track, one-take recording. Sequence, filter cutoff automation and reverb are from Propellerhead Reason. Thanks for watching!

More Druweed's Arpeggios here:"

New Pocket Sized Synsonique Drum Synth from DSP Synthesizers

$30 DIY Kit via DSP Synthesizers

"This is a remake of the classic Synsonic drum.

This one is pocket size, 92x76mm and uses touch pads instead of piezo sensors.
You play it with your fingers.

And it uses the TinyAudioBootloader so you can upload new firmware and drum sounds through the audiojack. No programmer required.

4 Drum sounds with touch pads.
Tuning knob.
Runs on a CR2032 battery.

A great rainy summer day project and probably the easiest DIY kit ever made.
Great for beginners."

Moog Sub Phatty & Moog Minitaur

Published on Jul 11, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Sub Phatty & Minitaur synthesisers synced together.
Sub Phatty MIDI Out to Minitaur MIDI In. Minitaur output to Sub Phatty Audio In."

Moog Mother 32 & Digitech Whammy WH4

Published on Jul 11, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Mother 32 synthesiser with the Wh4 as a sub-oscillator. The VCO Pulse output goes to the WH4, the output goes into the EXT Audio input on the Mother 32.

No further processing except normalisation."

Korg MonoPoly synthesizer with MidiPoly SN 378751 & Original Green Gig Bag

via this auction

"Overall, the synth is in superb working condition. The front and rear panels are very clean, with only minor marks and small blemishes. The wooden sides and frame are also clean with only minor marks.

All knobs, buttons and switches are present, original and function correctly.

All keys are clean and aligned and contact correctly.

The unit was tested today and the synth is working as it should be: 100% functional and the tuning is rock solid.

The synth has the excellent MidiPoly midi kit installed.

Included as part of the sale is the original Korg carrycase for the synth."

Simmons SDS-V ~Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

First Edition Emu Sp1200 Grey w/ Updated Screen & Floppy Drive

via this auction

"This Sp1200 is in excellent Condition. Everything plays perfectly. It was just serviced by Forat before I listed. If you don't know who FORAT is please look him up to see his amazing work. Zero hour on this machine since the service. This baby is in excellent condition. New Sliders, Buttons and pads. I also had Forat add a new Floppy drive, and a brighter Screen. Backlight is BRIGHT and easy to read. Cosmetically it's in excellent condition. Please look at Photos to see how clean this unit is."

Vintage USA Made Oberheim Xpander SN G50702

via this auction

Serial number appears to be the same as this one. Different seller. As always go through eBay's system for buyer protection if you do bid.

Elektron Monomachine SFX 60 MKII

via this auction

DIY Analogue Modular Synthesizer (15 modules - Serge NLC etc.)

via this auction

"This listing is for a DIY (not built by me) analogue modular synthesizer in 5U format including the following modules:

- VCO (with linear FM, sync and PWM)
- Jerk Chaos
- Moog design parametric EQ
- Polivoks VCF
- Negative Slew
- Slope Generator
- Analog Neuron
- Difference Rectifier
- Morph/lag Generator
- Quadrature LFO
- Xmix
- Grinder
- Music Easel Random
- Divider

All jacks are 1/4", and a small number of 1/4" patch cables are included. An EU plug kettle lead is also included.

This is sold as seen/not working, with no returns - although all but one module is currently working OK (The para EQ seems to have little effect or be improperly calibrated), I haven't opened this up to check build quality/longevity etc. 4 of the knobs are functional but cosmetically damaged. See photos for other cosmetic condition."

"Voodoo People" lead by FM AID

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Happy Nerding

"Sawtooth wave into Carrier input makes good approximation to 'Voodoo People' lead."

Using Jellysquasher to Add Dynamics

Published on Jul 11, 2017 intellijel

"While the Jellysquasher works great for smoothing and fattening dynamic material, it can also add life to static drum grooves and riffs. By sending rhythmic LFOs and Envelopes to its CV inputs notes or beats can be accented and made less predictable. This video offers a few examples of how this can be done.

Analog coloring compressor module

100% analog signal path and sidechain feedforward compressor
Unique (log based RMS) detector
Output routed through a specially selected Edcor transformer with highly desirable saturation qualities.
Three carefully designed analog circuits to impose specific character on the output signal:
TUBE adds non-linear distortion providing second order harmonics
TAPE adds symmetrical distortion providing both even and odd harmonics
XFRM modifies the transformer feedback circuit, giving a boost to low bass content
All three color circuits can be engaged in any combination to react differently based on the input drive level and makeup gain
Sidechain routed through a voltage controllable SVF filter with LP, BP and HP modes. A trimmer on the PCB allows you to adjust Q. This filter can be used independently of the rest of the module.
External sidechain input allows triggering of the compressor with external sources.
Link IN/OUT allows two Jellysquashers to be chained together for stereo operation.
Full CV control of sidechain cutoff, threshold, ratio, attack time, release time, and makeup gain.
Wet/Dry control allows for “New York” style compression where there is a blend of the dry and compressed output signal.
LED bargraph with selectable display modes to view the signal level in VU or the gain reduction in dB.

Max input: +17dBv
Input impedance: 68k ohms
Output impedance: 100 ohms
Frequency response: 5Hz to 30KHz
Range of gain reduction: over 50dB
Threshold: -40dBv to +17dBv
Ratio: 1.3:1 to infinity
Attack: 200us to 200ms
Release: 50ms to 5sec
Makeup gain: 48dB



intellijel Noise Tools Overview

Published on Jul 11, 2017 intellijel

"Noise Tools 1U

Clock, Random Pulse, Analog Noise, Sample and Hold, and Slew
Noise Random Tools comprises a collection of useful utility blocks that you could use in many of your patches.

Clock and Random pulse source with adjustable rate
Analog pink and white noise source with very accurate spectrum
Analog sample / track and hold with very low droop
Analog slew with adjustable slew rate.

Noise Tools got it's first mention back in May here.

Digitakt Diary Performance Walkthrough

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Red Means Recording

"A walkthrough of the session for the final performance of the Digitakt Diary + an introduction to the power of conditional triggers on the Digitakt."

You can find all parts here.

Patch Ideas # 1 - Horstronic Joystick + Button and o_C as quantized S&H

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"A quick video showing the Arcade Button, Joystick and Sample and Hold combination to make improvised bass lines that are always in tune. Showing off the Arcade Button's quick response for percussive playing."

Horstronic Joystick – Full DIY Kit

Karn Evil 9 - end sequence on Moog Modular...

Published on Jul 11, 2017 noddyspuncture

"Just playing around with it.... :)" Q960 Sequential Controller.

Nice Day

Published on Jul 11, 2017 lfoone

"make music with Spectralis

more music on"

Korg KR55 Sound Demo All Patterns (no talking)

Published on Jul 11, 2017 Bonedo

"Switching between the factory patterns of Korg's KR 55 analogue Drum Machine."

Elektron digitakt first2hours

Published on Jul 11, 2017 francesco mulassano

"First try with the new Elektron Digitakt, thanks to Eraldo Bernocchi for the inspiration!
Track 1-2-3 with the same original piano sample
Track 7 reverse cymbal (from digitakt library)
Track 8 bassdrum (from digitakt library)
No overdubbing, no external fx
100% Digitakt
Video Footage from: Stan Brackhage - Mothlight (1963)"

Triadex Muse, after repair

Published on Jul 11, 2017 otherunicorn

"Triadex Muse after service and repair. These things are so fragile inside!"

DeepMind12 . Analog Vintage Sounds , Demo ...

Published on Jul 10, 2017 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer with 4 FX Engines, 2 OSCs and LFOs per Voice, 3 ADSR Generators, 8-Channel Modulation Matrix, 32-Step Control Sequencer, Tablet Remote Control and Built-In Wifi"

Dreadbox Announces New Medusa 3 OSC Analog Mono Synth

Coming December 2017

All Analog Circuit developed by Dreadbox
Midi to CV, Sequencer and Arpeggiator developed by Polyend
64 step Sequencer that can store the Filter’s Cut off, Modulation Wheel and Velocity values, with a memory of 7 sequences
Arpeggiator with Up, Up-Down, 2 Octave Up, 2 Octave Down, 2 Octave Up-Down or Played Order
3 Classic Dreadbox VCOs:
2x osc with saw, pulse or triangle wave
1x osc with advanced wave forming (7 different waveforms)
A brand new 12dB/oct Filter design with variable thickness (active for frequencies 110Hz and below)
A dedicated Attack, Decay/Release, Sustain Envelope Generator to the Filter and the Amp
A Simple and Easy to use Modulation section
You can Polychain multiple units and achieve Polyphony
8 patch points for eurorack experience

via Dreadbox

Patch n Tweak

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