MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Intellijel Quadra And Expander Tutorial

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"The Intellijel Quadra and Expander modules comprise four parallel function generators (more commonly referred to as 'Envelope Generators'. The Quadra function generators have three modes, AD (Attack, Decay), ASR (Attack, Sustain, Release) and Cycle (perpetually repeating AR envelope or unipolar LFO). Each function can be configured to have a linear or exponential curve and they feature a wide time base control from 0.5ms, to over 30 seconds. The Expander enhances the core functionality by allowing attenuated voltage control over Attack and Decay for each function generator, a Quadrature mode, and an analog OR mixer for each function generator pair.

This video will cover both the Quadra and its optional Expander module.

Quadra Features:
Four function generators with Attack and Decay times ranging from from 0.5 milliseconds to over 30 seconds.
Three modes: AD (attack, decay), ASR (attack, sustain, release), Cycle (AD envelope loops)
Exponential and Linear envelope curves

Additional Expander Features
Four End of Cycle pulse outputs corresponding to the four function generators.
Voltage control of attack and decay (with attenuators) of all four envelopes
Two analog OR (Also known as Peak Circuit) logic outputs that are normalled to the two pairs of envelopes with attenuators.
Special Quadrature modes"

Intellijel Plonk, Shapeshifter, and Rainmaker Go Full Random

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"We were curious to find out what would happen if we had Plonk, Shapeshifter, and Rainmaker running in their random modes together. Noise Tools is even providing a random clock source too! Here's the result..."

Unfiltered Audio Spec Ops

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Exploring the subtler side of Spec Ops, the 'Ultimate Spectral Processor' on its way from Unfiltered Audio.
This preset I've called 'My God it's full of Stars'

Although highly capable of mangling audio beyond recognition I've used it here to add a pitch-shift up one octave using Stretch, subtle pitch wobble using Slide controlled by an LFO, higher frequency artifacts and texture and generally lots of movement with the LFOs modulating many parameters and also their own - and others - frequency. You can see the dry/wet knob moving and hear the effected and unaffected pad I made in Absynth. A little mellow Vintageverb rounds out the effect.

The possibilities with this effect are huge!"

RT-1701 Multi FX Modulation FXs

Jörg Schaaf
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"The EFFEXX module sports modulation FXs like Phasing, Chorus and Flanging. In this example you can listen to the interpolation through 4 different snapshots.

Snapshot 1: Dry Signal
Snapshot 2: Delay & Phasing & Reverb
Snapshot 3: Delay & Chorus & Reverb
Snapshot 4: Delay & Flanging & Reverb

In the beginning the interpolation is controlled by the internal LFO. Later I show the manual control with the big knob.

The music pattern is a little Spectralis pattern with samples from the Sample Library 2.

I hope, you enjoy this little audio demo!"

You can find additional posts on the Radikal Technologies RT-1701 here.

MatrixBrute Connected :: External Audio

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"A quick run-thru of a small sub-set of the vast possibilities at your fingertips when processing external audio with an Arturia MatrixBrute. This is just scratching the surface. Learn more at"

Keys To The Universe

Published on Aug 3, 2017

1977 Univox Mini-Korg K-2 (700S) analog synthesizer SN 00628

via this auction

Dave Smith Prophet 12 Part. 2

Published on Aug 2, 2017

Part 1 here.

Prophet 12 Filter and Glide Effects

Sacred Synthesis
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"This very short piece demonstrates two patches. The first imitates a stereo filter by using two layers stacked, panned, and with slightly different cut off frequency settings. It uses the low pass and high pass filters, as well as resonance. This is how you make an expensive synthesizer sound like a frog in a pond. Nothing but the most important sound design techniques here.

In the second patch, the filter is thrown wide open, the resonance is eliminated, and polyphonic glide is added for dramatic effect on both ends of the keyboard.

In the entire demonstration, only six voices are used. Both patches use four oscillators of pulse width modulation. All music, including the bass, was played on the Prophet 12 Keyboard. No pedalboard was used.

DSI Prophet 12 Keyboard

Lexicon MX300 for reverb

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II


ADSR - Novation Peak Synthesizer - First Look

Mike Acosta
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"In this video Mike Acosta takes a close first look at the new Novation Peak desktop synthesizer. This first look covers the new Novation Oxford Oscillators, Analog Multi-Mode Filter, Analog Distortion, Effects and of course some audio demos of the Factory & Custom Presets."

Sixty Seconds Celebration

Tobor Experiment
Published on Aug 3, 2017

Roland TB-03 & MC-303

#60secondsessions with #rolandboutique
celebrating 20 years with Roland 1997 - 2017

Music: Tobor Experiment
Images: Andrea Cerrato

Ondes Martenot & Piano Rehearsal / Snippet #3 / Le Cygne

Josh Semans
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"A short snippet of a recent rehearsal of 'le cygne' by C. Saint-Saëns. This piece is an extract from 'le carnaval des animaux', originally written for piano and cello, here it is for piano and ondes Martenot. Maurice Martenot, inventor of the ondes Martenot, played this piece in Abel Gance's 1931 film 'la fin du monde'.

Unlike our previous practice videos, the audio and video are synchronous! There was only one camera involved, so the audio and video may not line up 100% of the time.

Josh Semans - ondes Martenot
Joshua Gidney - piano

Video by Mark Lamin

Ondomo by ASADEN. Legacy of Love."

All parts here.

Logan String Melody + Moog Taurus Analog Synthesizer - Pink Floyd style

Published on Aug 2, 2017

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

analog strings: Logan/Hohner String Melody 2 (1979)
bass: Moog Taurus bass pedal (1975)
fx sound: Oberheim OB-X analog synthesizer (1979)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound home:"

Audulus + Expert Sleepers ES-8: The Four Horsemen Macro Oscillator

Published on Aug 3, 2017

Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

けものエフェクター R-MONO Lab Effects Box

Published on Aug 3, 2017

It's not 100% clear if the R-MONO Lab box is synthesizing the vocal effect or splicing a loaded sample.




"It is an effector inspired by 'Kemono Friends'.
EFX: Tokki vocal makes noises like tokens no matter who sings.
EFX: Boss voice is a boss-like voice (it depends on the ground)."

*EXC+* Roland SH-101 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 267046

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer Keyboard SN AH53896

via this auction

2XB303 acid bass 303 app work-in-progress July 2017

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Added better punch and snarl, added some famous presets. Basically Tweaking the code to get the sound nice still"

Rubbery Daft Punk Da Funk. Upcoming iOS app.

More BEATS N BOBS here.

dustechoes, another sunset

dustechoes, another sunset from ioflow on Vimeo.

"experimental ambient. live performance for modular synthesizer and effects.

a rhodes improvisation was recorded into an ER-301 looper unit. that audio runs through mutable clouds as a send effect, then out through delay and reverb pedals.

the ER-301 also generates the vinyl-like crackles with a custom unit: white noise processed via wavefolder, into ladder filter and EQ. r beny and i have been working on this unit for a little while.

two monome ansibles are used. the first, running Cycles, sends unsynced LFOs into attenuators, and then into clouds parameters. the second ansible, running Levels, controls the ER-301 with three encoders on the arc: wet/dry mix, crackle density, and playhead position.

monome earthsea, via buttons on the grid, triggers the looper's reset, which starts playback at the position set with the third arc encoder.

the qubit mixology manages the audio from the ER-301 and clouds, then pushes it through a mackie 802-vlz4 with additional sends to strymon el capistan and bluesky effects. audio recorded with ableton live, video edited with davinci resolve 14b6."

LeafAudio Microphonic Soundbox - Audio Demo

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Here's a first demo of our Microphonic Soundbox. It's ready and will be available as a DIY kit and ready made unit via

It is an acoustic instrument which I created 20 years ago and finally we made it public now to share it with you. 2 internal contact mics can be amplified (100x Gain) and mixed to the mono out as a line signal. If an external signal is inserted, mic 1 is switched off. Supercool for creating otherworldly sounds and ambiences, great for processing with hard- and software."

Creating a new acoustic synths label for these moving forward. No, guitars don't count. Guitar synths, however, do. :)

DL - n488 / tribal techno session

DL Live
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Live techno session with elements of tribal drums and dark atmospheric background.
This track is made for my another project - layered techno DJ sets.
Gear used: 2x Octatrack, Analog Four and TR-8."

Detroit Underground - DU SEQ Jam

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Found in the deep dark archives on my modular videos folder is this little number. A jam with the Detroit Underground DU SEQ and Mutable Instruments Braids, AJH MiniMod and Mutant Drums."

Fixing Roland SH-2000, JP-4, Mars, SH-5 style Keyboard Contact Issues

New England Analog Archives
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"This video is an excerpt from a repair of a Roland SH-2000. The keyboard was having contact issues on many notes. The issue was that the 2 bus bars were very dirty. I cleaned them, and this solved the issue.
This portion of the repair took a little over two hours, due to the amount of disassembly and reassembly required. I had to cut out most of the footage to cut this down to a 10 minute segment."

I hear a synth cat.

Raspberry Op.4, Maker Faire Tokyo 2017

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"2017/8/5-6 に開催する Maker Faire Tokyo 2017 に出展する、Raspberry Op.4 です。奇楽堂&Company I-02-02 で展示します。

音源部に Raspberry Pi を使った 4 オペレータの FM 音源です。

Yamaha DX1 を彷彿とさせる 7 セグ LED によるアルゴリズム表示部や、EG セグメントの遷移に合わせて光る LED などの演出で、音作りを楽しめるよう工夫しました。

搭載の音色エディットパネルだけでは、細かな音色エディットはできませんが、専用の iOS アプリから音色データを Bluetooth MIDI 経由で転送することができるようになっています。"


"Raspberry Op.4 to be exhibited at Maker Faire Tokyo 2017 to be held on 2017/8 / 5-6 This exhibition will be on display at Bizarre House & Company I-02-02.

It is an FM sound source of 4 operators using Raspberry Pi as sound source part.

We devised so that we can enjoy making sounds with the 7 seg LED algorithm display section reminiscent of Yamaha DX 1 and the LEDs that shine according to the EG segment transition.

Although it is impossible to edit detailed tone colors only with the built-in tone color edit panel, tone color data can be transferred from the dedicated iOS application via Bluetooth MIDI. "

Beat707 Mikro and Vox - V2 Boards

William Kalfelz
Published on Aug 3, 2017

TTSH // 003 - Scifi Tension

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"DiscoverNoise 104-
TTSH 003-

A rising patch. Lovely in its complexity."

Future Retro Transient Tutorial: Morphing Sounds

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"In this video we look at how to morph between two different samples." - Shuttle Control: new features overview

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"We glad to release for you a video with explanation of natural flow in modules on the example of Shuttle system.

We’ve never made a proper video for our most comprehensive Control unit, since we continuously update firmware in Shuttle Control implementing new features that come with new v.3.6 firmware available for update.

New features list:

There appeared to be so many features continuously added, which have never been properly enlighten, but are very useful and versatile.

This video covers:
- presets management
- creating modular voice
- internal envelopes
- random voltages
- arpeggiator"

KORG VOLCAS -- SYNTH QUICKIE Videos by Noir Et Blanc Vie

Noir Et Blanc Vie
Published on Aug 3, 2017


MFB Tanzmaus, Moog Minitaur & EHX Big Muff (Russian)

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine & a Minitaur synthesiser synced together.
Clock and sequence from an Electron Octatrack, with a Kenton Thru-5. The Big Muff has been placed on an aux send."

Russian branded Big Muff!

Korg Monologue & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Monologue synthesiser through the RE501.

No further processing except normalisation."

Preen FM2 demo..

Lee Perry
Published on Aug 3, 2017

MicroGranny 2.0 -Bastl Instruments 8 bit sampler

Dziam Bass
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"MicroGranny 2.0 -Bastl Instruments This is a great 8 bit sampler with sampling frequency of 22050Hz. Here's a sample kick .snare, bass, one vinyl cut and a pitch plus crunch . sound is awesome this is full Lo-Fi sound. These samples are recorded by a linear input, the microgranny also has a built-in recording microphone and an SD card on which you can transfer your samples to a computer or other sampler."

3 Modules #17: Rings, Peaks, uScale

Comparative Irrelevance
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Mmmm, Rings… It's raining heavily outside, and I could sit and listen to this meditative patch for hours, as it blends in with the rain. I had to cheat a little and add some open air recording from my balcony into the mix about halfway through, to give you an impression of what this sounds like on my end. :)

Patch notes (really simple this time):
Rings is in the 4-note polyphonic setting, which means that up to four notes can be ringing at the same time, and the notes are alternated between the left and right outputs.

Both of Peaks' channels are in tap tempo LFO mode. Channel 1 is producing a stepped triangle wave, which is quantized via µScale and then becomes the "base arpeggio" that Rings is playing.

However, Peaks' channel 2 is producing a slewed random wave which is sent to µScale's shift input, causing a meandering, random movement centered around that base arpeggio. Because the random signal is slewed, Rings passes through all the intervening notes from step to step, in a sort of strumming movement.

I tapped the tempos for Peaks' channels *almost* in time with each other, but made sure that they weren't identical so that there would be a hint of rhythmical phasing in the pattern. Of course, the range of the random wave also determines how many notes will potentially be played between each step – larger random intervals equals shorter time between each note played within that step (I hope you're following me? This feels easier to visualize, and more complicated to type out).

Finally, the second output from µScale – which is just the arpeggio without the random shift – is patched to Rings' brightness. The signal is inverted, so that higher notes should be less bright and vice versa.

As you can see, I'm periodically changing what notes are allowed through the µScale. Towards the end I'm also twisting the top parameter on Peaks. This is the LFO amplitudes, i.e. the range of notes spanned by the stepped triangle arpeggio and the random shift.

As always, thanks for watching!"

DrumBrute Tutorial: Episode 4 - Adding Feel

Published on Aug 3, 2017

"In our 4th tutorial video on the mighty DrumBrute, Bryan demonstrates how to add feel and movement of beats is. Adding a human feel to your beats is possible on DrumBrute."

All parts here.

Roland TR 909 Emulation (on Nord G2)

Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities
Published on Aug 3, 2017

"Aiming to emulate classic drum machine sounds using the Nord Modular G2. A Roland TR 909 snare type of sound and a resonant kick drum. To bring the sounds to life and be closer to those on classic recording, I'm adding distortion and some filtering and EQ on the Elektron Analog Heat.

▶︎ to microfund my videos"

Boss RV-500 + Synth (Moog Mother-32)

Published on Aug 2, 2017

"Part one of a series of videos on the new Boss RV-500. In this video I am using a Moog Mother-32 analog synth and no other fx. Let me know what else you want to hear or if you have any questions."

Vector Video Synthesis with a Vectrex and Cocoquantus

Published on Aug 2, 2017

"I had my MB (not Mattel as I say in the video) Vectrex modded to accept external CV. This is my first run with it as a an analog visualizer.
03:20 Music
10:02 Conclusion
Derek Holzer's website:
Listen and buy my music:"

Vectrex on eBay | Vectrex on Amazon

Yamaha PSS-380 with Korg KPR-77

Published on Aug 2, 2017

"Get the PSS-380's drum samples here:

The KPR-77 was recorded to a found cassette using a modified Ross 4x4 Series II 4-track. The PSS-380 overdubs (15 total) use an Ibanez SDR-1000 reverb."

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