MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

New KORG Collection for Mac/Win & a Notice Regarding KORG USER NET

KORG Collection for Mac/Win | SOFTWARE INSTRUMENTS Published on Dec 21, 2017 Korg

KORG has announced an update to the KORG Legacy Collection. The update is free for current Legacy Collection owners. If you are on KORG USER NET be sure to see the note on the upcoming server migration including the partial termination of service of KORG USER NET further below.

"The many great sounds that marked an era. A synthesizer collection completely reconstructed in software.

Released in 2004, the KORG Legacy Collection was a pioneer of software synthesizers. Featuring a sound produced by authentic simulation of the analog and digital circuits of the legendary KORG synthesizers, the Legacy Collection has remained a best seller to this day.

Now, we are proud to announce the release of the updated KORG Collection featuring the addition of the ARP ODYSSEY. You can pursue in software the extreme feeling and sounds of this unique analog hardware synth, the ARP ODYSSEY re-issued by KORG. The updated Collection is equipped with new features especially suited to software, such as polyphonic compatibility and a rich, high-quality effects section.

Some features widely requested by users will be added to the KORG Collection in future updates. We plan to support AAX format and refine the user interface on a large-scale among other improvements but until then we hope you love all the new features so far and enjoy making music with the KORG Collection of synthesizers offered by KORG.

Faithfully Reconstructed Authentic Sound

With Korg’s original Component Modeling Technology (CMT), the KORG Legacy Collection doesn’t just simulate the output sound as is the case with typical modeling. Rather it digitizes the components used in the original hardware synthesizers and uses this reconstruction of the hardware circuits to emulate all the nuances of the original instruments. The new software addition to this release, the ARP ODYSSEY, was based on the ARP Odyssey introduced by Korg in 2015 with the advisory assistance of ARP Instruments’ co-founder in the 1970s and Odyssey designer, David Friend. Now you too can experience the authentic sound of the ARP ODYSSEY, part of the updated KORG Collection.

New Features Unique to Software

KORG Collection has undergone a variety of improvements necessary for today’s music production. For example, we have made the MS-20 polyphonic, equipped Polysix with external modulation settings and equipped Mono/Poly with virtual patch functionality, which allows for multi-colored sound production. In addition, we have equipped ARP ODYSSEY with features such as filters from each of the three original Odysseys produced between 1972 and 1981, and added important features such drive circuitry to boost the VCA, voice mode which allows for chord playing, a programmable arpeggiator, and high-quality effects. This is a new and exciting high-performance synthesizer!

Get the sound you aspire to with plug-ins

KORG Collection is not just standalone software. As a plug-in* compatible with AU, VST, each title can be used in the various production environments found in Mac / Windows. Add flair to your music composition with a variety of timeless, legendary sounds.

* Only supports 64bit plug-ins.

For Current Users of KORG Legacy Collection: Announcement of
Server Migration Accompanying Partial Termination of Service

We will soon be migrating our server to KORG ID and KORG Shop along with the partial termination of service of KORG USER NET. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to KORG Legacy Collection users. We request that you follow the instructions on the page below to complete the migration procedures. Using the coupon code which will be issued, you will be able to switch from the KORG Legacy Collection series to KORG Collection free of charge."
You can find the page here.

One of a Kind Orange Roland GAIA from NAMM 2014

via this auction

"This is a Roland Orange GAIA SH-01 won from NAMM 2014 . The only official Orange Roland GAIA SH-01 in the world !

1 of 1 ..

The unit is in great condition , always used in a non-smoking environment and comes w/ original box & power adapter ."

Update: NAMM pic via Syn-Fi.

The two following pics are from the auction.

Radikal Technologies Accelerator sound demo #7

Published on Dec 21, 2017 MIDERA

"Just a collection of patches I've created this week. 100% accelerator, no external FX."

Roland SH 7 review #2 Sync

Part 2 added here. Don't miss the opening story about how he picked it up.


via this auction

Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas & Integra Solum Event

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This is video from our in store event on December 13th 2017 where Noise Engineering presented their new Manis Iteritas and Integra Solum modules.

Noise Engineering
is Stephen McCaul & Kris Kaiser

Live performance by Baseck

Manis Iteritas available here:

Integra Solum available here:"

Supporting members of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

MFB's Jean-Marcel and Uwe Performance at SUPERBOOTH17

Merry Christmas Jean-Marcel and Uwe from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.
Merry Christmas Jean-Marcel and Uwe

"And thank you for the music and all the best to you and your families around Manfred and Gloria - aka MFB who presented their new products in a very danceable fashion at SUPERBOOTH17 here. The Gesprächskonzert showed the new Dominion Club, Nanozwerg Pro, Digital Delay and their well known drum machines. The whole performance is done entirely with MFB products and shows the wide palette of products they offer these days."

West End Girls - Sat Night Minimoog/Fairlight Party Edition

Published on Dec 16, 2017 celebutante

"So I've been putzing around with Arturia's super fabulous new virtual Fairlight CMI... tonight I loaded in the classic Emulator II 'Marcato Strings' sample, fired up the Minimoog, spent about two minutes ptrogramming sampled LinnDrum in Logic EXS24, and this happened.

Buchla Music Easel: Christmas Is Here (Duet)

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Kyle Swisher

"A Very Buchla Christmas"

All parts here.

The Machines as Cantina Band

Published on Dec 21, 2017 HostileSlothRecords

"The Machines perform 'Cantina Band' by John Williams from the original Star Wars movie.

Key Gear Used:

Roland MV-8000 sequencer
Ensoniq TS-10 synthesizer
Ensoniq DP-4 effects
Waldorf NW1 synthesizer
Doepfer A-100 eurorack synthesizer
Electro Harmonix effects

Filmed with Nikon DSLR by LavLab"

Making new sounds using artificial intelligence

Published on Dec 21, 2017 ANDREW HUANG

This sounds a bit like resynthesis.


Stream/download the track:

This one in via brian comnes.

Kawai SX-210 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"One of the coolest things about this synth is the voice assign. This is an 8 voice poly synth with one oscillator per voice (and a sub oscillator). You can switch to poly 4 for a thicker 2 oscillators per voice or mono / unison for a huge sounding 8 oscillator mono synth."

Korg MS20 Mini composition by DreamsOfWires

Published on Dec 21, 2017 DreamsOfWires

"A simple multi-tracked recording using only the MS20 Mini for all of the sounds. The melodic sounds were patches I originally made on the iMS20 App, and so I tried to recreate them using the Mini. I recorded it on an iPad and used Audio Damage's EOS app for reverb.
I no longer have the instrument, it was another temporary visitor, but I made one more simple recording with it, which I'll upload soon.
Flight footage of London was recorded using a Sony RX100 IV. Footage of the MS20 was recorded with a Lumix GX7."

BOSS DR-550 mkII custom rhythms 12/21/2017

Published on Dec 21, 2017 SynthMania

Trap 0:07
House 1:19
Reggaeton 2:33


Published on Dec 21, 2017 Møffenzeef Mødular


Bus Mult alløws yøu tø passively distribute signals thrøughøut yøur system using a twø pin jumper cable øn the back øf each mødule. Bus Mults can either be daisy chained tø øne anøther in an endless cascade ør cønnected directly tø the cv ør gate bus øn yøur busbøard. This distributiøn methød alløws yøu tø save a sløt øn yøur mult that nørmally wøuld be reserved før linking twø mults tøgether. It is nøw alsø pøssible tø have øne signal be distributed løng distances thrøughøut yøur system withøut the need før løng cables. Each mødule cømes in a pack øf three, with a øne føøt twø pin Dupønt jumper cable. Lønger cables can be built ør purchased frøm cømmøn electrønics suppliers. This mødule døes nøt need pøwer, sø yøu can grab a bunch and scatter them thrøughøut yøur case withøut wørrying abøut current draw. Get rid ø' dat spaghetti bra!!!"

Pioneer DJ Toraiz as-1 demo

Published on Dec 20, 2017 DKS SYNTH LAB

Analog Four and Octatrack together for the Holidays

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Synth & Sundry

"Live jam with the Elektron dynamic duo: Analog Four and Octatrack. We had fun jamming around a couple of basic ideas and Analog Four presets. The Technics digital piano is great as a MIDI controller for the Analog Four. The Octatrack is mainly on drum duties although it is used as an impromptu looper with its freeze delay here and there. Happy Holidays! Jaume is mainly on Octatrack duty. Big props to Jesús for killing it on the arpegiator."

Holding a Feather | Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Lightbath

How to Eurorack - Holding a Feather | The Lightbath Zone - Modular Synthesizer Tutorial

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Lightbath

"Get exclusive bonus content, patch notes, album downloads, monthly hangouts, and one-on-one lessons →

Watch the original modular piece 'Holding a Feather' →


00:00 The Lightbath Zone
00:17 Welcome/Overview
00:55 Voice 1: STOs
04:04 Panning
04:37 Voice 2: Rings
06:57 Voice 3: Plonk
07:04 Story of Inspiration (r beny + Emily Sprague)
09:04 Back to Plonk
09:54 Voice 4: ER-301
10:37 Modulation
13:15 Demonstration (Improvisation + Insight)
18:29 Quantum High Five

Detailed patch notes archive available through Patreon rewards:"

Das Boot Deckards Dream

"Here is a short live take with the Deckard´s Dream. Masterkeyboard is the Roland A-80 with polyphonic aftertouch. Additional reverb from AVID Revibe."

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Electro Traveller - Deluge 2

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Metunar

"Second live performance with the Synthstrom Deluge.
Recorded in the subway of Songdo, Incheon, South Korea.
The voice is a recording of the subway ticket machine."

Arturia DX7 V Tutorials

Published on Dec 5, 2017 Arturia

"French hardware & software visionaries Arturia have released a tutorial video series focusing on DX7 V, their recently unveiled recreation of Yamaha's iconic FM synthesizer; the instrument that changed the face of pop music in the 1980s.

Hosted by Glen Darcey, the 3-part series covers all of the familiar features that DX7 enthusiasts will know and love, but also goes over the exciting new features that transform DX7 V into a true icon in its own right. The easy to follow series covers the Overview, Modulation, Envelope, Effects, and MIDI mapping options.

While recreating the sound of a digital synth in a digital world may seem like a straightforward process, the nuances of the original's instantly recognizable sound are often overlooked. Through Arturia's extensive track record of creating award-winning vintage synth recreations, their revitalized DX7 emulation not only reproduces the instrument's sound, but also the sonic subtleties that truly define it.

Expanding on the potential of the original, DX7 V adds exciting new sound-shaping features that weren't possible with hardware. Offering extra 'operators' - the DX7's innovative sound-shaping tools - as well as improved filters, an inspiring modulation matrix, customizable envelopes, extra waveforms, a 2nd LFO, lush effects, a step-sequencer, multi-mode arpeggiator, and more.

While many musicians were originally intimidated by the DX7's complex FM synthesis mechanics and tricky interface, Arturia's recreation makes things simple. Arturia enlisted some of the finest FM sound designers in the world, including synthesists who developed the original instrument, to create hundreds of incredible presets for you to enjoy. These sounds, including all of the presets that appear in the original synth, cover the DX7 V's full potential as a truly revolutionary synth, and will provide endless inspiration for musicians looking to capture that iconic 80s sound.

DX7 V is one of four new stunning vintage instrument recreations that are included in V Collection 6 - Arturia's groundbreaking retro synth and keyboard package. Containing 21 instruments, each modeled after a keyboard that changed the face of music as we know it. Within V Collection, you'll find meticulously modeled analog synths, digital powerhouses, incredible performance keyboards, acoustic and electric pianos, organs, a string machine, and even a sampler.

Breathing life back into the most iconic keyboard instruments of all time, V Collection is the ultimate creativity launchpad, and an essential studio tool for the modern music producer."

Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencer Eurorack Module

via this auction

Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer ver. 4.04 with Enhanced Memory SN 593177

via this auction

"The "S" version has 12 dedicated knobs for hands-on control of filter, LFO and envelope parameters (plus 4 user-definable knobs and 2 switches)
what also sets the "S" apart is a 40 pattern arpeggiator
This is the latest OS ver. 4.04 with Enhanced Memory - allows twice as many sound banks
Synthesizer is fully functional with some light scuff marks"

Realistic/Moog MG-1 Analog Synthesizer, Super Modified!

via this auction

Reon driftbox C Multi Modulation Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Driftbox C has 4 channels of audio / CV input, and the audio signal can be adjusted and output to any level on two BUS. By inputting and adding 4 channels of CV, you will be able to create changes beyond your imagination."

Selmer Clavioline Auditorium Rare Vintage Valve/Tube Synth

via this auction

"This rare Selmer valve 'synth' is in good working order - was serviced on behalf of the previous owner a year or so ago.
The outer case that houses the amp has been repainted and has had modern catches fitted.
The connecting cable looks to have been refurbished.
It plays well, keyboard is even and in good order and all switches seem to work as they should.
Sold as parts or not working simply because we can't guarantee it to be perfect - the tuning seems very good, but as we're not accepting returns, it's auctioned as-is.
The sound of the Tornados Telstar."

Sequential Circuits Multitrak w/ Custom Wood Side Panels

via this auction

Claus Martin - Going Modular 26 (Melodic Buchla)

Published on Dec 21, 2017 csmcrckrs

"It's been a while ... wanted to make at least one song before the end of the year. Enjoy!


Sequencer: Doepfer MAQ 16/3
Synth: Buchla System 1
Bass: Minimoog Voyager
+ some strings (JX-3P), lead (Voyager) and guitar"

Green DIY Klee sequencer above the Matrix-1000.

AVP Synth Cosmwave FX audio demo 3

Published on Dec 21, 2017 AVP Synth

"Cosmwave FX - is a multi-effects processor which consists of three separate effects - x1 analog phaser, x1 analog/digital delay and x1 analog flanger, which can all be used separately as well as combined in this order: Phaser - Flanger -Delay.
Custom designed steel casing with wooden sides.
This unit is the first prototype. The rest of the batch would have minor text changes in the bypass sections and a missing saw mod (only triangle).

In this demo you can hear it processing a sequence from a Roland Juno 60 synthesizer in a MULTI mode, direct audio signal.
For better hearing experience listen in headphones or on monitor speakers."

David Chesworth performing 50 Synthesizer Greats

Published on Dec 20, 2017 David Chesworth

"At The Toff In Town, Melbourne 2017 on occassion of the re release of the 1979 record 50 Synthesizer Greats"

With a Mini-Korg 700s.

VIVALDI (WINTER) meets MOOG & TR-09 (just for fun & wintertime)

Published on Dec 21, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"took some simple loops from Vivaldi's 4 seasons, part Winter and mixed up with MOOG & TR-09
not a serious project, just for fun"

Lets make a beat - Tiptop Audio

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Tiptop .Audio

Friday Fun Thing - Boomstar SE80 and Freeze Machines

Published on Dec 21, 2017 sonicstate

"Another Friday Fun thing (yeah I know, we went early..) - this time featuring the Studio Electronics Boomstar SE-80 - lovely analog desktop synth, and our very own Freeze Machines - a set of frozen reverb instrument racks for Ableton Live 9 Suite or with Live 9 with Operator, Analog and Electric.

Buy Freeze Machines from us:"

Folktek Mescaline - Mutable Instruments Elements + Edges - Reverbs, Delays & Instant Lo-Fi Junky

Published on Dec 21, 2017 isvisible isinvisible

"The Folktek 'Mescaline' is providing the percussion (everything apart from the quiet snare sound which is from Braids) and the low repeating lush reverbed sound.

The wonky continuous slightly phased sound is 'Edges' going through my 'Bistromath', a ZVex 'Instant Lo-Fi Junky', Mungo 'd0' and an SDS Digital 'Reflex Liveloop'.

The slightly orchestral-ish sound is a Mutable Instruments 'Elements' fed into a Tiptop 'ZDSP' and then fed back in on itself.

The struck bowl (more like clunky synth percussion to be honest) type sounds that come in towards the end are the Livewire 'Dalek Modulator' going through a Doepfer 'A-188-2' delay.

Some sequencing being done by a Polyend 'Seq' via the 'Poly' module, and some being done by a 'Turing Manchine' and a Doepfer 'A-155'.

Triggers and gates being provided by an ALM 'Pamela's Workout, Mutable Instruments 'Grids' and Iron Ether's 'Pithoprakta'.

Modulation being provided by Livewire 'Chaos Computer', Mutable Instruments 'Peaks', Ian Fritz 'Bistromath' and a few other things, along with some Doepfer envelopes."

Lockbox - Elektron Digitakt jam

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Play Nice

"A quick Digitakt jam"

SynthScaper Version 1.3 Update Featuring New Designer Tool

SynthScaper - Soundscapes synthesizer. The Designer tool overview.

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Igor Vasiliev

"The Designer tool using the neural network generates new presets based on already existing by adding some random variations and checking the result so that the new preset remains similar to the selected pattern."

iTunes: SynthScaper - iMusicAlbum

"What's New in Version 1.3

In this update added a new tool Designer (only for iPad, for iPhone in the next update) that is intended to automatically generate and tweaking new presets and scenes. With using neural network the Designer generates new presets based on already existing by adding some random variations and checking the result so that the new preset remains similar to the selected pattern.

Also in this update - New scenes, presets and samples, Audiobus SDK updated, Built-in description updated, Minor bugs were fixed."

Christopher Kah - Session XXII Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon (Christopher Kah Hommage)

Published on Dec 21, 2017 HighWav - Christopher Kah

"I remember when I heard this track for the first time ...
Today, I have always the same feeling when the first bass come to my ears… brrrrr !
Here is an hommage to the Master, Mr Laurent Garnier ! :)
🔥 🔥 🔥 BANG !! 🔥 🔥 🔥

Analog Four MKII PresetsTest Elektron

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Ulises Lozano

"Jam Test of Some Presets from the Analog Four MKII"

ZenSound ORION II Repro-1 soundset

Published on Dec 21, 2017 ZenSound

"Available now at ZenSound:

Orion II is the second volume from the soundset Orion I. Which has been designed to capture the spirit of the Blade Runner 2049 and Stranger Things soundtracks.

Orion II replicates the sound from the well known synths Pro-One and Yamaha CS-80; like his predecessor you can expect nice analog synth sounds from the eighties, making this soundset a source of inspiration for producing cinematic, synthwave and ambient music.

All of the patches dive deep into the analog and warmth territory, which all the sounds have plenty of the pleasing low end frequencies.

Orion II is formed by sequences and arps with a renowned 80’s fell, lush cinematic leads and pads, unique and original keys, smooth and silky Vangelis style synths, dystopian ambiances, deep basses, bass loops and punchy percussion loops.

In a nutshell — simple ideas that will allow you to easily make whole tracks.

All the 128 patches are “ready to go” and are responsive to modwheel and velocity."

Abaddon's Bolero

Published on Dec 21, 2017 Alessandro Petrolati

"Abaddon's Bolero
a Tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer
mood ensemble

Eugenio Giordani (Hammond/Trumpet/Tuba/Solo Final Lead)
Alessandro Petrolati (Piccolo/Synth1/Triad Lead)
Pierfrancesco Ceregioli (Strings)
Elena Alessandra Petrolati (Tuba)
Andrea Petrolati (Bass)
Alessandro Guerri (Drum Set)

Transcription and arrangement by Eugenio Giordani
Recorded in Cagli, 29 August 2017

Video post production by Luca Marzi"

I believe the app is mood by apeSoft, featured here.

Sonic LAB: Roland Boutique D-05

Published on Dec 21, 2017 sonicstate

"Gaz Williams takes a look at the Roland Boutique D-05 - the reboot of the classic D-50 synthesizer from the 1980s.
With all the PCM library expansions, its like a fully loaded D-50 but in smaller form."

Patch n Tweak

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