MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Published on Dec 16, 2017 100 Things I Do

"The final in the series on the Synclavier II. Thanks to a few requests this week we take a look inside the flight cased CPU,. I play a track on the Synclavier I'm working and show the restoration of keyboard's timber frame following the same hand rubbed method as originally done by New England Digital with the synth was new!

While the Synclavier will return in other views I want to take a look at the u-he Repro-5 and the Arturia Buchla Music Easel in the next few clips. Hopefully before the end of the year! :D"

All parts here.

MODAL Electronics 002 12-Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

"From PPG, to strings and all else in between including evolving pads and an incredible on-board sequencer, network-enabled automatic OS and patch updates, and so so much more... perhaps the most pinnacle synth to behold and one of the most musical and inspiring keyboard experiences to sit down to and get lost in. This is as close to synth nirvana as it gets!"

Twisted Electrons AY3 MKII Chiptune Synthesizer SN ay31004

via this auction

"Like new mint condition AY3 MK2 synthesizer. Cool chiptune videogame type sounds but awkward interface. Includes the original box, power supply, midi converer cable and audio converter cable, no owners manual but even brand new these never come with a manual, you can download it from their web site."

Waldorf XTK wavetable Synthesizer

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Sequenox

"That’s a whole lotta orange. Flanger is internal but the verb is Strymon Big Sky."

OB/SEM Softsynth comparison

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Starsky Carr

"A look at SEM/Oberheim soft synths we have available, compared with a Dave Smith OB6.

It's a big one so feel free to jump ahead!

Features Diva, Arturia SEM, OP-XII, OB-Xd, Access Virus, IK Multimedia Syntronik, Dave Smith OB 6

CHORDS 17:35
NO BRASS 22:08
DEMO TRACK. 32:00"

Oberheim Matrix 12 , majestic pad

Published on Dec 16, 2017 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"Demo By Everton , M12 , analog pads, It features Matrix Modulation for extremely wild virtual patching for almost unlimited range of sounds and modulation capabilities , there are 15 types of LFOs and VCAs per voice ."

Moog 1125 Sample & Hold - home brew DIY...

Published on Dec 16, 2017 noddyspuncture

"So, here's the first video of my 1125 sample & hold module... I got it working today. Only using one channel of CV here, just the pitch for now. It's all working apart from the noise generator - the noise chip was getting warm so I removed it while I was debugging a few faults I had. One IC I used - the 3080 - was faulty and would you believe, a transistor array IC that I bought brand new had one transistor in it that was open circuit..!"

AniModule Solderside Chat : STD build

Published on Dec 16, 2017 JRock17991

"Check out our modules at :
Hanging out and building an AniModule STD.
If you're wondering how the magic happens, or just enjoy my wry eloquence, check it out."

Buchla Music Easel: The Nutcracker - Coffee

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Kyle Swisher

All parts here.

Soundscape 1: Accelerator and Virus TI

Published on Dec 16, 2017 MIDERA

"Exploring the Radikal Technologies Accelerator's synthesis engine and made a demo of it with the Virus TI. No external FX"

Enter the Matrices [disquiet0309]

Published on Dec 1, 2017 bassling

"See for track discussion.

More on this 309th weekly Disquiet Junto project (Military Matrix Mixer: Mix music according to a military standard for relative message clarity) at:

More on the Disquiet Junto at:"

Groove Rider GR-16 for iOS : patterns & sounds preview

Published on Dec 16, 2017 jimpavloff

"Soon will be available on the iTunes App Store!!!
Groove Rider GR-16 : new synthesizer & step sequencer based groove box for iOS by JimAudio. Inspired by real professional drum machines and groove boxes. Sneak peak of the built in patterns and sounds."


Published on Dec 16, 2017 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Quick jam with the MPC Live, Analog Keys, Digitakt and Analog Rytm."

Vintage ARP 1601 and Odyssey MkII demo track

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Scot Solida

"A demonstration of the ARP Odyssey MkII and ARP 1601 Sequencer. This song was made entirely with those two units. Every sound you hear is the Odyssey. Tracked and mixed in Cubase 9.5.

Both of these units are for sale on Go here to purchase them:"

#043 :: Roland D-05 // SE-02 // TR-09 // Korg Volca FM

Published on Dec 16, 2017 hicut cake

"Hicut Cake proudly presents:

Recipe #043

– Roland Boutique D-05
– Roland Boutique Tr-09
– Roland Boutique Studio Electronics SE-02
– Korg Volca FM"

Techno Modular Session Jam 001

Published on Dec 16, 2017 JurekPrzezdziecki

"Streamlined my setup for fully improvised techno system with one voice (Pico Voice), Pico Drums and Chimera. I use 3 Shakmat's modules to control the sequencers and looping CVs. The complexity and variety comes from the way the two “algo-rhythmic" dual trigger generators interact. Bishop's Miscellany is a dual stepped CV/Gate recorder that loops improvised sequences. Enjoy."

DIY Analog Drummachine, the DS7 x 4 Clone

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Andreas Remshagen

"Playing with four DS-7 Clones, all together in one Drumsequencer.
The cirquit can be found in the net eg.
The four Clones are played over a 16 Step Sequencer.
Since the ds7 clone can usually be controlled by a piezo, it needs a very short pulse"

Percussa SSP PCBs Now in Production & Front Panel Design Finalized

via Percussa

"A lot of progress has been made in the development of the Percussa SSP! You can find the summary below. If you want the full story with all the eye candy, head over to our Kickstarter updates.

After the initial first layout pass I finalized the layout of the SSP. This took quite a while as I had to go through a list of 40 pages of TODOs, checking countless details of the layout, double checking all the mechanical details with the 3D model of the SSP in my CAD software, before making production files to be sent off to the manufacturer who produces our PCBs.

Around Nov. 30th we received the PCBs from the factory and immediately checked the quality, and the mechanical fit of the components which go through the front panel, as well as the display which sits behind the front panel. Everything looked great, so we kitted parts for a small prototype run and sent the boards and parts off to our subcontractor who does the assembly. You can see below a few photos from the inspection we did. The assembled prototypes are planned to arrive somewhere next week (around Dec 21st).

Front panel design finalized, prototypes ordered
The past weeks we also finalized the front panel design, around the time the PCBs were in production. We sent off the design to a metalwork factory who machined the front panels for us based on our 3D design. They are machined from aluminium, and will be anodized black. Those who backed the kickstarter for a customized version of the SSP will have the option to choose a different colour and/or additional engraving (more on that later). Below you can see a photo of the front panels (not sandblasted, anodized or engraved yet). The front panels will arrive around the time the PCB prototypes are assembled, next week.


If you want an SSP, you can place a pre-order on our website. If you do this before December 31st, you’ll receive your SSP immediately after the backers receive theirs. If you have any questions, just reply to this email.

Bert & Celine"

John Bowen Solaris 1.4.0 OS Update


"New version 1.4.0 OS Released - Dec. 15, 2017

Just in time for Christmas, I am really happy to announce another major OS update to cap off 2017 - v1.4.0 is released today.

Here's the new features added with v1.4.0 OS:

1) A reworking of the voice handler for significantly better performance.

2) All parameter communication has been completed to work as SysEx commands. NRPNs are no longer supported (and were never fully implemented previously anyway). A complete SysEx implementation document is available online in the User Guides section.

3) A "Poly Chain" mode has been added, so you can have multiple units slaved together for increased polyphony (i.e., 20 notes from 2 units).

4) Added the new parameter “LoadSamp” on the System page 1/2. When enabled, the Solaris will automatically load the first sample pool on bootup.

5) The following parameters were moved from the Home page 3/4 to the System page 2/2: VTIntensity, VTOffset, ATIntensity, ATOffset. Renamed some of the labels for the pedal parameters. Renamed VTIntens and ATIntens to VTCurve and ATCurve (because response curves are what they actually are).

6) The following parameters are now saved to the global init file: Polychain, VTCurve, VTOffset, ATCurve, ATOffset. This means they are no longer stored per preset.

7) Improved display and editing of time values above 1 second.

8 ) Since EG6 controls the overall shape of the sound, the Solaris now boots up with EG 6 selected.

9) After samples are loaded, the wave number is always reset to 1 in the Oscillator Wave display.

10) An extra parameter was added for the Osc modulation amount parameter when the destination is LinFM. This separated it from the amount parameter for Shape. Older presets will sound correct IF the destination is set to Shape. However, if the the preset uses destination LinFM, when the preset is loaded by an older OS the sound will not be the same because the Osc modulation amount will not be correct. Also note there is no way to make such a preset backward compatible by setting the Shape amount because the ranges for the two amount parameters are different.

11) Parameters for setting the MIDI Device ID and transmitting the current preset buffer added (important for Poly Chain mode).

12) Improved encoder acceleration for the following parameters: LFO rate, EQ frequency, Phaser Offset, Oscillator and Rotor NoTrack frequency.

Again, I want to thank Jim Hewes ('minorguy' in the Forum) for all the arduous work he did to get SysEx fully working! With over 1250 preset parameters (and numerous additional front panel controls) completed, a major block in writing complete proper software editors for the Solaris has been removed. While I understand that some DAW software (such as Studio One or Cubase) still have issues recording SysEx, the only other option would be to assign a selection of the 1250 parameters to available CC numbers. We will investigate this for a future OS release, and would appreciate feedback as to how owners end up using the new SysEx implementation.

Also note: the User Guide has not been fully updated yet, but should be ready soon."

All Sounds By Moog Sub Phatty

Published on Dec 8, 2017 YODKAMLUE MUSIC

"This is a song made with sounds from my Moog Sub Phatty Synthesizer.
The Sub Phatty is a powerfull synth that can create deep Bassdrum-sounds, Sounds-fx and fat bass and lead sounds

Hope you like it."

Jingle Bells - remix (ES2, Monologue and MiniNova)

Published on Dec 1, 2017 YODKAMLUE MUSIC

"Merry Cristsmas! This is a remix of Jingle Bells made with a sampler, and some synthesizers. Hope you like it!"

Le Mépris - Soundtrack Synth cover

Published on Dec 14, 2017 Anthony Distefano

"My 2nd version of Georges Delerue' s Le Mépris from the
Jean-Luc Godard film. This was all done using NI Absynth's envelopes."

Snazzy FX Dronebank Demo (create a wall of sound) #TTNM

Published on Dec 16, 2017 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's a demonstration of the Snazzy FX Dronebank module. It features five oscillators that are great for - you guessed it - DRONES!!!"

PATTERN.4 ⧉ Tides, Rings, Clouds

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Comparative Irrelevance

"Please find enclosed Pattern 4.

Patch notes:

Tides and Rings make up the two voices. The pad sound is Rings, in the secret "Disastrous peace" mode (Google it), filtered by Ripples with some self-modulation for that grungy distortion sound. The arpeggio is Tides, in "Two bumps" mode (Parasite firmware addition).

The arpeggio notes are produced by a sine wave from PNW going through µScale. The output from µScale is also sampled by Kinks' S&H section at slower intervals, and that is what determines Rings' notes.

I'm mixing together the voices: I have both LP2 and BP2 outputs from Ripples available in the mixer, as well as the arp from Tides. And then it all goes through Clouds in the end.

Thanks for watching!"

0-Coast/El Capistan - 0%

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Jae Ryan

"Quick little minimal jam. 0% because I put 0 thought and took 0 time to make this with the 0 coast. Sat down, held an arp, the red light was on and it was off to town. Great little instrument really love it!

Will be back to videos soon but someones had a loan of my camera!"

0-Coast/El Capistan - Br0ke

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Jae Ryan

"Short n sweet."

Octatrack + MPC + Moog Mother 32 + volca kick + SQ-1 + OP-1

Published on Dec 16, 2017 j. tomes

"Using the ideas presented in this video - [last one in this playlist] - from @Moog Music Inc...

...I sequence, sample and manipulate synths and samples to create a spontaneous jam.

If you have a question about what's happening, leave it in the comments and I'll respond.

Cheers ... tomes"

Avalon Bassline Synthesizer By Abstrakt Instruments

via this auction

"Black w/ Green Led Avalon Bassline, with two filter cartridges (SEM + Ladder Filters), PSU, original box.

This particular unit is signed by Brian Castro on the back (see photos).

This synth was used in dozens of Highsage Acid techno tracks, including vinyl releases on Detroit Underground, Night Tripper, and Berlin’s AC Records, etc."

Brian Castro is the man behind Abstrakt Instruments.

Korg KPR-77 Drum Machine With Midi Mod & Original Carry Case

via this auction

"Midi mod added to allow sequencing from external machine. Will no longer take batteries unless modified back to stock (easy as battery connector wires are still inside). Comes with original leather carry case and UK power adaptor."

Yamaha DX7 vs the clones | Arturia DX7 V | DEXED VST

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"You asked for a comparison of the newly released Arturia DX7 V with my vintage Yamaha DX7. So here it is, happy to oblige! We'll also include the completely free DEXED VST emulation."


Arturia DX7 V vs Yamaha DX7 done RIGHT!

Buchla Music Easel Love

Published on Dec 16, 2017 therudyrude

"Buchla Easel panned by 281e cv 207e panning
Guitar Rig is used as fx"

modular techno session

Published on Dec 16, 2017 a1670

"Modular with digitakt"

Visitor - Multi Format Modular Patch

Published on Dec 16, 2017 PaulLawlerMusic

"Modular patch using a mix of Eurorack, 5U, and Serge."

Testing "Rozeta Cells" - driving a Moog Model 15 arp

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Bram Bos

"Rozeta Cells - Polyphonic Step Recorder, sending some random chords into Moog Model 15's arpeggiator.

The sequencer is in 'free move' mode. Coming soon to your Rozeta Sequencer Suite on iOS!"

Christopher Kah - Session XXII with the Elektron Octatrack vs Digitakt

Published on Dec 16, 2017 HighWav - Christopher Kah

Special day today !
Inspired by another style…
I let you discover

Clapping Music by Steve Reich - for Modular Synth

Published on Dec 15, 2017 DRD_Tutorials

"This video is a modular synth performance of Steve Reich's piece "Clapping Music."

Malekko Varigate 8+

Sound Source:
1010Music's Synthbox (running the Bitbox firmware) and trigging audio samples of claps.

Everything was recorded via the Expert Sleepers ES-8 and Ableton Live. Reverb was added with Slate Digital's VerbSuite."

Korg Mono/Poly arpeggios

Published on Dec 15, 2017 Sequenox

"Korg Mono/Poly arpeggios with Strymon Big Sky reverb"

Korg Mono Poly Mono/Poly arpeggio riff

Published on Dec 15, 2017 Sequenox

"Analogue goodness from 1982 Japan!"

Vibe Bar Demo

Published on Dec 15, 2017 Claude Woodward

"A quick demo of my productional model Vibe Bar - whammy bar for keyboards.I've been using these on my keyboards for many years and find it's a very natural way to do pitch bend and vibrato.
Now I'm making them so others can find joy in wildly wailing on their axe! will reveal all........"

See the Claude label directly below for more.

The NDLR Pattern Editor first peek

Published on Dec 15, 2017 Conductive Labs

"Quick peek at The NDLR Pattern editor. Its coming together quickly and seriously great fun to edit in real time.
See it at Indiegogo"

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