MATRIXSYNTH: 2/1/18

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Moog Subsequent 37 Tutorial Videos & March Sale


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Moog Music Inc

Playlist:

1. Subsequent 37 | Processing External Audio
2. Subsequent 37 | Exploring Filter Poles
3. Subsequent 37 | How to Play the Filter as a Sine Wave Oscillator

Update: It looks like the Subsequent 37 is also on sale for the month of March:

"For the month of March, you will receive a $100 instant rebate when you purchase a new Subsequent 37 Standard from a participating US Moog Dealer. We hope that the many musicians out there who have always dreamed of owning a Moog synthesizer will take advantage of this opportunity and begin exploring a world of new sonic possibilities with this powerful analog instrument.

The Subsequent 37 Standard is available for $100 off through participating US Moog Dealers until March 31, 2018.

Discount available only at participating U.S. Moog Dealers 3.1.18 - 3.31.18"

You can find dealers that support MATRIXSYNTH on the right.

3 Eurorack Filter Clones Compared


Published on Feb 18, 2018 poorness studios

"I have 3 Eurorack filters and they all happen to be clones of vintage synths. I did a side-by-side comparison of the Doepfer A-124 (EDP Wasp clone), STG Soundlabs Sea Devils (EMS Synthi clone), and Harvestman Polivoks VCF (Polivoks clone).

Check out this video for more details on the A-124 self-oscilaltion mod:"

DIY Project 11: Doepfer A-124 WASP self oscillation mod

Published on Jan 29, 2018 poorness studios

"I really wanted to do the WASP self-oscilaltion mod. However, I didn't want to lose the filter's original character. Here's a way to do it cheap and easy. Of course, you lose one of the CV jacks, but I think it's worth it for the flexibility.

Patch Pierre article with the original mod: http://patchpierre.blogspot.nl/2011/0..."

NONO Lander 3.84 Review


Published on Feb 25, 2018 poorness studios

"I got one of the new NONO eurorack cases from Kickstarter. This is the Lander 3.84 model. I did a full review for anyone who is curious."

Creamware Pro-12 ASB


via this auction

via the listing: "I had an original prophet 5 back in the 80's for a long time & got to know it intimately - & have since had all of the software emulations (including the latest Repro-5), but the Pro-12 is unquestionably the closest to the real thing sound-wise, & that's before you consider that you have the actual knobs to twiddle."

ROLAND JD-800 SYNTHESIZER SN ZC55065


via this auction, also on Reverb.

1980's Pollard SYNDRUM Percussion Synthesizer


via this auction

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #48: Kawai K4r - Song 1


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Kawai K4r. It's a 16-voices, 8-part multitimbral 16-Bit PCM digital synthesizer. This time the song is quite minimal, like a repeating chant. So, just lay back and relax when you listen the song ;-)

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Kawai K4r - EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal goes via a small Behringer mixer straight into the pc.

To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with just a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Ambient Analog Jam "Glory" System 1m + Eventide H9 Roland SE 02 MiniNova UltraNova


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Denis Polic

"A New Arrival in my basement studio: Eventide H9 Harmoniser. The best thing is that Eventide gives you a possibility to chose the algorythm you want and load it to the H9, so you can pick up the best from every famous Eventide pedal, like Space, Timefactor and Pitchfactor, just load the App on the IPad, and i can even set the parameter on it. Thanks a lot Eventide!!!! After i swiched the Roland System 1m on it, and chose the Blackhole algorythm, it was just kind of a glory feeling to hear the sound with those looong shimmer echoes, so i turned the cam on, and thats it. Everything was recorded on fly, so sorry for some mistakes in playing. Hope you would like it and share and subscribe, thanks!!!

Gear used (in order of apperance):

Roland System 1m lead sound
Novation MiniNova pad sound
Roland SE-02 first sequence
Moog Minitaur Bass sound
Roland TR-8 Rhytm section
Novation Circuit claps and hihats
Arturia Microbrute 2-nd sequence
Waldorf Rocket 3-rd sequence
Novation Ultranova 2-nd lead sound

Arturia BeatStep Pro and Keystep as main sequencer

No DAW or other computer stuff was involved in this setup, only me and my hardware.

Headphones highly recommended!!!"

Frap Tools - Fumana - Live show and Q&A w/ DivKidVideo


Streamed live 4 hours ago DivKidVideo

The SynthSummitShow episode 22: Warm star Electronics (eurorack module manufacturer)


Streamed live 23 hours ago Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"A Live show focusing on Synths, Modular, and all things gear related including interviews of some of the most interesting people in the industry and much more.
Hosted By Sound Designer and Music Technologist Ken Flux Pierce (I have severe ADD and it shows in this episode)"

Brent's Polymoog 203a Restoration, (by Synthpro)


Published on Feb 28, 2018 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This was yet another sick Polymoog that now has a new healthy life.

Thanks for watching!

Jareth"

SN 1336, or 336 as you don't count the 1 in the serial numbers according to the video. Note the guts of SN 1336 was mentioned in the last video here.

JEC Pink Floyd On The Run iVCS3 Performance Pad Test


Published on Feb 28, 2018 James Edward

"This short video shows a test of The On The Run Travel Sequence which is part of my Free Pink Floyd Iconic Sounds Preset Bank due for release in early 2018 via the iVCS3 Preset And Mods Shop. A feature of iVCS3 is that the first four presets can be "Morphed" in real time and therefore is ideal to use in a performance situation! #iVCS3 #VCS3 #PinkFloyd #OnTheRun #TravelSequence #JEC #JamesEdwardCosby"

The original of course was done on the EMS SYNTHI.

Italia New Wave Vinyl Featuring EDP WASP on Cover


Spotted this one on Amazon. No mention of the EDP Wasp in the following description, so I'm guessing the tracks don't actually showcase the synth. Still pretty cool to see one on the cover.

"ITALIA NEW WAVE Minimal Synth, No Wave & Post Punk Sounds from the 80's Italian Underground 1980 - 1986 Spittle Records existed existed in the late 1980s' It released darkwave, EBM and experimental music, mostly on limited edition vinyls Neon was formed by Marcello Michelotti in 1979 They were part of the Florence dark wave and electronic scene of the 1980s Pankow are the pioneers of Italian EBM and industrial scene Formed in Florence in 1979 they experimenting with electronic machines La Masque was founded in Milan in 1979 In 1984 they recorded their first album titled "The Happy Flock" N.O.I.A.'s career can be divided between electronic trance-dub and synth-pop State of Art is an Italian post-punk band Jeunesse D'ivoire is electronic-cold wave Monuments are electronic duo from Torino Rats are a punk band from Spilamberto, Modena, Italy, founded in 1980 and still active Fockewulf 190 are italo-disco, electro, synth-pop, formed in Milan in 1980 Illogico is a punk band formed in Rome in 1981 2+2=5 is a post punk, proto-electronic syth pop band formed in 1981 TRACK TITLES: Neon – My Blues Is You - 5:58 Панков (Pankow) – God's Deneuve - 3:53 Le Masque – Mother And Son - 3:27 N.O.I.A. – Forbidden Planet - 4:58 State Of Art – Your Eyes - 2:53 Jeunesse D'ivoire – Days - 3:33 Monuments – Oblivious (Edit) - 3:48 Rats – C'est Disco - 4:58 Fockewulf 190 – We Are Colder - 4:50 Luc Orient – Night In Paris - 3:36 Illogico – Abilità Motoria - 3:53 2+2=5 – Mathematic'n Logarithm - 3:58 La Maison – 40 Seconds - 0:40 SPITTLE RECORDS 2103"

Robert Moog Interview, Pacifica Radio Spring 1970


Published on Feb 21, 2018 mspysu79

"This is an interview with Synthesizer invented Robert Moog, the interview is in two parts, part 1 is an is an introduction to the synthesizer with demonstrations of creating sounds. Part 2 is information on to the types of music made with the Moog Synthesizer including examples.

The interview was conducted in the spring of 1970 in the studio inside the R.A. Moog Turmansburg NY facility. The interviewer is Gene Enders conducting the interview for Pacifica radio. The interview was produced by Gene Enders at station WBAI New York City.

The audio is structured so Dr. Robert Moog’s voice is on the Left Channel and interviewer Gene Enders voice is on the right. There is some distorted bleed through audio on the left channel at times when Enders is speaking, this distorted audio is on the original edited master tape of the interview."

Bastl SoftPop Synth With Mini Patchbay


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The SoftPop from Bastl Instruments and Casper Electronics has two VCOs and a state variable filter that can self oscillate as well as a an interesting looping pattern generator and track and hold circuit for modulation. There is a mini patch bay with 25 points and 3.5mm jacks for patching CV and signals in and out of it with eurorack or other CV synths. This video shows the SoftPop by itself and with a small eurorack modular case with sequencers and some drum modules.

The SoftPop is available here: https://www.perfectcircuitaudio.com/b..."

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Copy of Τετάρτη - Strymon Magneto, ambient patch performance


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Joe Miller - Xin

"A more structured performance of the '1hr Magneto Patch' -- focusing on the arc and build within the musical form.

Patch Notes:
Primary voice is Mangrove filtered via Three Sisters' Low Pass. It's pitch CV is derived from a Turning Machine sequence, quantized by Instruo Harmonaig, and then arpeggiated using the ADDAC206 quad switch. The amplitude CV is being enveloped by Quadra with some scaling and offset via WMD SPO.

Blackwavetable, Telharmonic, and Rings supply a variety of drones, and rhythmic pings.

Peaks is used as Kick and HiHat with drum sequencing via ShakKnights Gallop and the Time Wizard."

Novation Peak Poly Synth Patches


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Uriel Ortega

"Check out some of my favorite poly synth patches from the Novation Peak! This synth has to be one of my favorites. Note that the Prophet is only used as a midi controller in this video."

Sylicae EP Featuring Risset’s Harmonic Arpeggio Composed with ChucK




"Jean-Claude Risset’s harmonic arpeggio is a spectral composition technique that uses sine wave interference patterns. This technique allows you to create beautiful drone-like sound, over which occurs a downward cascading arpeggio of a specified subset of the harmonic series. The instrument’s timbre is similar to the sound produced by an overtone singer. Created by beating patterns that result from closely-spaced sinusoids (i.e. slightly detuned sine waves), Risset described the arpeggio gestures as 'spectral scans'"

You can find the code and additional details on Sample Me.

Dave Smith Poly Evolver Keyboard Synthesizer - Upgraded Pots Edition

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Modal Electronics 001


via this auction

Korg Poly-61 SN 726562


via this auction

"In great shape. Tested, and works with no issues."

Winter Modular Eloquencer LFO New Feature Preview 1


Published on Feb 28, 2018 SonicVoltag

"Winter Modular Eloquencer NEW LFO Features per Track.
I'll try to shoot a few quick videos showing the LFO new features."

Fine Moments with the Organelle


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Here's a selection of Organelle moments from patch demo videos and experiments we conducted with other instruments! This video demonstrates the Organelle’s capabilities as a synthesizer, sampler, drum machine, sequencer, effect processor, and as a companion to other instruments. All Organelle patches heard in this video are available for download at http://organelle.io. We hope you enjoy some of our favorite moments with the Organelle!"

Modal Electronics CRAFTrhythm - shipping now!


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Modal Electronics

"The Modal CRAFTrhythm is an 8 track drum sampler kit with a 16 step sequencer which can be assembled (without need to solder) in less than 10 minutes. The CRAFTrhythm can store up to 64 16bit mono samples with a sample rate of 44.1kHz and using the CRAFTapp users can upload their own sounds. Each track features a mixer, sample select, a tune control with 3 pitch modes, low pass resonant filter and 3 envelopes for amplitude, filter and pitch. 16 preset patterns can be stored on CRAFTrhythm with up to 16 part pattern chaining along with 8 kits that recalls track parameters and 4 tracks of parameter animation."

The CRAFTrhythm was first announced here, with a follow-up demo here.

Building a track with Modal Electronics CRAFTrhythm, CRAFTsynth and CRAFTapp

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Modal Electronics

"A short track showcasing some of the many features of the Modal Electronics CRAFTrhythm with help from CRAFTsynth, CRAFTapp and Ableton Live"

Bassline and Chords with System Cartesian


Published on Feb 28, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Using the tELHARMONIC we can generate diatonic chord progressions pretty easily, while the STO plays a related bassline.

Echoes provided by soundhack ++delay: http://www.soundhack.com/freeware/"

Erica Synths Graphic VCO sound demo


Published on Feb 28, 2018 Erica Synths

"The Graphic VCO is a wavetable oscillator which allows you to draw your own waves, arrange them in wavetables and after that apply different effects to them and then modulate them with internal LFO.

In this demo we play around with some of the snapshots.

00:00 - Creating a snapshot

01:32 - FAT FM (Synced FM modulation applied to FM wavetable)

02:35 - WAVE SURFER (Morphing trough all wavetables in Matrix mode, with some Pico DSP reverb on top)

03:53 - CZ-1997 (Applying phase distortion to Square/Saw octave wavetable)

05:44 - JUST WAVETABLES (Switching trough preset wavetables without any FX applied with some Pico DSP reverb on top)

07:11 - BA DUM TSS (Snare drum sound created with FM wavetable modulated by audio rate FM effect)

07:42 - GRRROWLER (Growl wavetable wavefolded and modulated with ramp LFO)

8:18 - PHASED AWAY (Phase modulated classic wavetable)

9:16 - WAVEFOLDER (Wavefolding FM wavetable)

10:30 - BROWSING SNAPSHOTS (Just browsing trough snapshots and modulating parameters with Octasource with some Pico DSP reverb on top)

More: http://www.ericasynths.lv"

Tardigrain Granular Synthesizer for iOS


Tardigrain - a little drone Published on Feb 28, 2018 humbletune

"Here is a little drone I made using my new app tardigrain. It is a granular synth that runs both standalone and as AU plugin. Best experienced loud and with headphones. Available on the app store.."

iTunes: tardigrain - Erik Sigth">"

"Tardigrain is a granular synthesiser for iOS that runs standalone or as an AU plugin. Sounds are created by taking smaller fragments of a sample and playing them back in a non linear fashion, with settings for grain size, direction, step size and more. Process the sound further through effects like reverb, wave shaper and sample crush. Tardigrain supports connections with AudioCopy, AudioBus, Inter App Audio and AUv3. Plus all audio parameters can be modulated by MIDI, as AU parameters and by aftertouch on the build in keyboard.

Audiobus and Inter App Audio
AUv3
Core MIDI, Inter App Audio MIDI and AUv3 MIDI
Factory presets
Record custom samples or import using AudioCopy
Save and load state and samples
Full modulation of audio parameters"

Digitone & SP404SX jam session


Published on Feb 28, 2018 MiREKO

"Ok so got my Digitone last week, haven't had a chance to really play around on it with work and other commitments..
Finally had a bit of time to jam, this is just one pattern and playing around, not planned or practiced so very sloppy and some Doh! moments with moving sweeps too fast or going into bad areas on the filters. But thought I would post anyway."

How to bring you the famous 70s analog stringensemble sound in a Casio CZ synthesizer


Published on Feb 27, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

part. 3 of the CASIO CZ sound tutorial [more posts here]
The famous 70s stringensemble sound.

Sure the CASIO CZ is no Solina or Logan but the sound very like the Farfisa String Orchestra or Elec String Orchestra.

It´s an experiment that show how can bring expensive sounds in cheap synths. It`s all about good sound programming.

The lush 70s string ensemble sound is one of the most iconic sounds in history of synthesizers with soul. Try it.

I used a bit Lexicon MPX delay and Roland SRV reverb here.

With a EHX small stone phase shifter can you create Jarre soundscapes."

The bells of Nervii


Published on Feb 27, 2018 MIDERA

Accelerator: Bells
Virus TI: Strings

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Zen (DSI/Poly Evolver) minimal


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Hitoshi Koizumi

DSI/Poly Evolver Keyboard
Manikin Schrittmacher
Strymon BigSky

Makenoise 0-Coast: Timbre Space 02


Published on Feb 27, 2018 C Nich0lls

"Short, sound exploration of a patch that was used for the 'heartbeat' percussion on the last 0-Coast Ambient video. Just demoing/exploring a sound as I found the patch generated an interesting texture.

Starting with the basic patch, note that the addition of the random generator both affects the sound and also creates an uneven rhythmic cycle. The rhythmic cycle can be adjusted by turning the pot on the voltage math as the 2 outputs are controlling Time on the SLOPE generator and DCY on the CONTOUR generator.

2 pedals are used (off camera). The first is a Strymon TimeLine delay and the second is the Red Panda bitmap. The Red Panda was also used on he previous video.

The patch can be seen at the start of the clip, but most of the fun comes from the random source. It doesn't have to be clocked at audio rates for this patch to work.

Adjusting Balance and Dynamics pots leads to different tones. Also play around with the main pitch to create different 'drums'.

Recorded in single take to Ableton Live. No further processing post guitar pedals."

Part 1 here.

In praise of virtual analog synths


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Seen From Space

"VA synths are not that popular nowadays. Here's why I love 'em."

Focuses on the Novation Nova, KORG MS2000BR, and Access Virus C.

Arturia Farfisa, Organelle Braids, Borderlands


Published on Feb 27, 2018 junklight

"I guess the Farfisa was on a whole load of records from my teens. Either way it has become one of my go to instruments at the moment. love it.

The Organelle is playing a little sequence on the Braids patch made by 'thetechnobear' https://patchstorage.com/brds-mpe/ a port of the Mutable Braids eurorack module"

Endorphines Shuttle Filters


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Todd Barton

"I've been having fun learning about the Endorphin.es Shuttle -- so versatile and deep. This is not even the tip of the iceberg! More to come. ."

Moog Memorymoog with Famed DBm Tech Modifications


via this auction

"For those that don't know, these modifications are similar to the more well known LAMM modifications.

These modifications are improvements to EPROM version 4.1 and allow MIDI receive of pitchbend, sustain pedal, wheel modulation, pedal controller, and volume.

Has recently been serviced with a full once over and is in perfect working order. Take note that all 6 voices tune correctly as illustrated in the photo. Also wood panel sides have been professional refinished and keys have been cleaned.
All key contacts are fully functional."

SimpleCircuits APC Pro - Eurorack synthesizer module


via this auction

Atari Punk Console eurorack module.

This is actually the first post to feature SimpleCircuits.

Museum Of Synthesizer Technology DVD B-Roll footage


Published on Feb 27, 2018

"Taken from the limited edition DVD of Mr. Martin Newcomb's Museum of Synthesizer Technology mid-1990's. The DVD's were hand-made."

Note the plaque in the opening reads: "This Museum Was Opened By DR R.A. Moog On 29th July 1994"

Tales From The Rack no.5 - Eurorack Performance.


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Richard Lacy

"Hello. Another tale from the Eurorack and a piece which started out as a ‘reel’ for the Make Noise Morphagene, recorded beforehand with the PPG Wave 2.2.

Perhaps the notable thing about this piece, is that even though it’s a big patch, most of the modules aren’t even breaking a sweat. They’re just doing simple jobs. There are some definite Floydian tendencies here; influences come to the surface sometimes….

As ever, it’s one pass and no overdubs (see the end of the Patch Notes for mixing info).

I’ve tried to make this one a bit more interesting visually (still using an iPhone5 with a shattered screen and it always drifts out of sync with the audio, which is infuriating!). It can be difficult to see what modules are in the system from the main wide shot, so I thought I’d add some close ups. Also, I have no idea how to edit video, so it’s time to learn.

Thanks for listening. If you like what I’m doing, please like and subscribe. Your support is most welcome!

Patch Notes:
Doepfer MAQ 16/3 is the clock source.
Clock to 4MS rotating Clock Divider and Frequency Central Pocket Calculator and some multiples.

1. PPG Wave sampled into Morphagene. Played by a clock divider. Metropolis pitch CV is modulating the slide control. Output to AQA Dual State Variable Filter, then to the TipTop Z-DSP (Halls Of Valhalla).

2. Gate output of the Metropolis is playing the Atlantis (main bass). Pitch CV comes from the Stepper Acid, running on a very slow clock. There’s a Switched Multiple in the pitch CV path, meaning I can choose a static bass note, or kick in the full chord progression.

3. The Stepper Acid is also playing the chords. The post Switched Multiple pitch CV is going to a few places:
Shapeshifter in chord mode: Cello 1. Shape modulated by an LFO.
Three Doepfer VCOs are tuned to the rest of a chord, the third requiring an offset generator.
All signals go to a Ladik mixer, then to an Analogue Solutions Telemark Filter. The filtered signal finally ends up in the Rainmaker, giving a bit of space.

4. Plonk. This is the guitar-type sound. Fixed note and the gate comes from the 4MS RCD on the div-3 output. Plonk output goes to the 4MS DLD.

5. Something I’ve done before, but I like it… 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator. Bands tuned and locked. Band levels controlled by six Analogue Solutions AR Envelope Generators. The EGs are triggered from the outputs of of the A-149 Stored random Voltages.

6. Bass drum. Braids triggered by an Analogue Solutions SQ8.

7. Snare drum. Braids triggered by a Doepfer clock sequencer.

8. Hats. Doepfer white noise into a Telemark Filter. Doepfer ADSR and VCA doing the rest, triggered by the Turing Machine.

9. Perc. TipTop One triggered by the Turing Machine. The Turing Machine was locked throughout. I meant to alter the pattern partway through the track, but I forgot! All drum reverbs come from Pro Tools.

10. I still haven’t fallen out of love with Rings and Clouds in their most basic forms yet, so here they are doing their thing. Was determined not to use them, but I patched them in and they sounded ace. Doepfer Dark Time Sequencer is providing the notes and gates. Rings Position is being modulated by Tides, quite heavily towards the end. Rings is just repeating a four note sequence; it’s Clouds doing the time shifting and blurring.

11. The big filthy sound: pitch is coming from two Analogue Solutions SQ8 sequencers. Un-quantised, for more varied harmonics and going Evian a Doepfer Slew Limiter. There were only two Doepfer VCOs left by this point, so that’s what we’re using. Tuned in octaves, the square wave of one goes into the A-113 Subharmonic Generator, giving lower octaves and another intervals.
All these signals are mixed together, the intervals being a bit quieter, but their harmonic content is used in what comes next. It’s a lot of filtering!
First up is the AM Snowfall Filter, not taking much off the top, but there’s a thickness to the sound. Second is the Eowave Fluctuations Magnetiques. All four filters in use, with each one tuned to a different resonance, waiting to be ‘peaked’ by the changing notes. Third is the Dave Smith Character; this is where the big distortion is coming from. Lastly everything goes through an Analogue Solutions SY-03 for overall tone control.
By this stage, I’ve run out of reverbs and delays, so this is getting delay and reverb from Pro Tools.

12. Maths. Used as two envelope generators. These envelopes are fed into the ‘initial gain’ input of two Korg MS10s.
The first has fixed pitch, playing a high 7th. The second is playing root, sharp 5 and 7th. Notes from an SQ-8.
You can hear these gently fading in and out in a rather Floydian manner. External reverb and delay.

13. Korg MS20 has a sample and hold on the gate and is playing a low root note, used at both ends of the piece.

Nearly everything goes via a Mackie mixer (under the camera). I’m using this to bring parts in and out. From there, it goes to Pro Tools."

Prophet VS Analog Sweep Delight


Published on Feb 27, 2018 synths colors

"No External Effect Added, As Usual..."

Tom & Dave


Published on Feb 26, 2018 HardtekStudios

"The Dave Smith Evolver has been acting up & I hate the lengthy process of sending it back for repairs, so I have not been using it. But it is time to utilize the word clipping/overdrive that it has been producing and have a fun jam with the Akai Tom Cat. No external processing!"

LO-FI TECHNO / Korg Volca Sample & Monotron Delay / Vermona Filter Lancet


Published on Feb 27, 2018 mishpult

"Almost an hour long, raw, live take with Volca Sample, Monotron Delay & Vermona FIlter Lancet. Volca sample in the spotlight, delayed by the Monotron and beautifully enhanced by the amazing Filter Lancet by Vermona. Had so much fun working on this, hope you have as much fun by listening to the final result. Peace!"

DUAL CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS MUSIC


DUAL CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS MUSIC from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"The same patch as in the previous video. I wanted to give it another try. Confirmed my observations and got some ideas on how to improve it. The final patch will be revealed in the next video along with full and detailed patch notes."

Follow-up to this post.

House Music on FM Synths- Digitone, DX7, DX21, SY77, MPC Live


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Luke Neptune

Album out now https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hum...
WEBSITE http://www.lukeneptune.com
SOUNCLOUD https://soundcloud.com/luke-neptune

Animoog, Fugue Machine, Volca Bass and Keystep - Atmospheric Ambient Jam


Published on Feb 27, 2018 maasijam

"Moog Animoog sequenced by fugue machine and controlled by my DIY arduino midi controller. Volca Bass sequenced by the Arturia Keystep Arpeggiator (Hold function).
Live recording in one take."

RARE SYNTON COLLEGE WHITE


via this auction

This is the first one in white to be featured on the site. You can see pics of it in black in the archives here.

via the listing: "Wow, this is that super rare Synton that is never seen or heard. Sounds like a version of the Fenix 1. The rarest synth from Synton, as there were only a handful ever made! In this pristine condition, it is impossible to find. Regretfully giving it up to the next synthesist! Every feature works great!"

Oberheim OB-8 Vintage Analog Keyboard Synthesizer


via this auction

"Recent complete professional restoration including full recap. 100% professional studio quality performer. Cosmetic condition is good. One small chip in a side panel and a few marks from being used and transported normally. This is an early model made in late in 1982."

E-MU Systems Emulator III Rack SN 0590190


via this auction

Arp Odyssey MK I White Face 2800 w/ CV


via this auction

Roland PG-800 Programmer for MKS-70 - JX-8P - JX-10


via this auction

Moog Model 15 Limited-edition Reissue Modular Synthesizer WITH 953 Keyboard


via this auction

via the seller: "I am selling my as new Moog Model 15 Limited-edition Reissue Modular Synthesizer. I purchased to give it a go (always wanted to play a moog modular!) - and I just do not use it (or like it!) as much as my Eurorack stuff...... Used for about 5 hours.

I am also selling this with a matching BLACK Moog 953 - 61 key duophonic keyboard (BLACK COLOR) designed for use with the Moog modular System. THIS KEYBOARD IS STILL IN THE BOX!

The Moog 953 duophonic keyboard designed for use with the Moog modular System $1099.00 NEW
Moog Model 15 Limited-edition Reissue Modular Synthesizer $10,000.00 NEW

All as new for $8500.00 !

YOU MUST PICK UP IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO! (River North) I WILL NOT SHIP!"

Moog Sonic Six Vintage Analog Synth


via this auction

AJHS painted/printed on the case. High School synth? Curious which one...

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 8753


via this auction

Vintage Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-55 w/ Original Box


via this auction

"Very Good Condition. Some signs of use and Fully Functional. Comes with Original Manual, and Original Box."

Quasimidi Sirius


via this auction

"The Sirius is a keyboard "groove-synth," featuring a subtractive hybrid-tone-generation referred to as DTE ('Difficult To Explain') synthesis introduced in 1997 by . The unit featured a both real-time and step sequencer with pattern- and song-modes, capable of acting basic , groove-box, or sound-module. The units is thus 7x and has 28-voice across it's 7 tracks, with track selecting a (track-specific) sound within 96 sounds (per bank) of preset- or user-writeable sounds."

RARE Midimoog Minimoog in a rack. Original vintage Model D


via this auction

Pics of the inside below. Note the image to the left is two Midimoog's stacked. Details from the listing:

"This is NOT a Midimini with non-original board, but a rack containing a real vintage Model D Minimoog's circuit. The rack was hand assembled in the USA by Studio Electronics and is not available anymore. Comes with original manual. Its clean and cosmetically in amazing condition for its age.

For those who know the history of when Studio Electronics in the 80's was getting vintage Minimoogs and putting them into a rack format for moving around. The sound vibe is 100% Minimoog and indistinguishable from the Vintage sought after Minimoogs that go for 7-8k !

This unit has a genuine Minimoog Model D board inside. And added a new dedicated LFO in addition to the Midi. Real vintage Midimoog sounds with added features and MIDI capability. Works with any MIDI controller."

Roland Jupiter-6


via this auction

Roland JD 800


via this auction

Alesis Andromeda A6 SN (21)A10711045700893


via this auction

"Fully working and Perfect shape Synthesizer
Andromeda A6 Alesis Analogic Synth 12 Voices
Sounds really great fully analogic synthesizer"

Future Retro Revolution SN FREV0205


via this auction

Pic of the inside front panel.

"Original Future Retro Revolution with original Power Supply, Manual, Packaging and Box. The box and unit are numbered #205. New battery installed. Age appropriate ware."

PPG Wave 2.3 Vintage Synthesizer


via this auction

"Vintage PPG Wave 2.3 wavetable synthesizer. Cosmetics 7.5 /10, some scratches on the sides and top. I have the manuals. Rebuilt power supply, new battery, new keyboard bushings, backlit was repaired and is now working. I was at the stage of reloading the presets but can't seem to be able to do it. I don't know why and did not investigate very far because I am forced to abandon this project. The issue could be something as simple as the custom cable used to download the data or a wrongly set system parameter..."

Korg Trident Synthesizer SN 331570


via this auction

"Minor marks throughout but overall very clean.

An incredibly powerful and enjoyable synth to create sounds on.

Tested and working perfectly having just had a full diagnostics run.

Sold with original White Korg Flight Case

Hello Model D: Unboxing the Behringer Model D by Olivier Ozoux


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Olivier Ozoux

"This is my Behringer Model D, there are many like it, but this one is mine. Apparently there have been more than 20,000 copies pre-ordered, so I wasn't really planning to get one, but for some reason I got tempted because Musician's Friend had immediate stock, and it shipped 2 days later, which is actually before some of the pre-order stock have been delivered.

I've never owned a Moog before, so I had no classic expectations about the D, but I have to say, it's really hard to make this thing sound bad. Great addition to my setup.

Any resemblance in the into with a video from Red Means Recording is completely intentional, and totally hilarious. Stripped socks make excellent stage hands (feet?).

Gear list: https://kit.com/o0/musique-electronique"

Gianni Grisanzio Model D Poly-Chain Demo


Published on Feb 26, 2018 BEHRINGER

"Gianni Grisanzio is back at MUSIC Tribe Studios LA! This time he's set up 2 Model D's and Poly-Chained them together to demonstrate some of the incredible sounds you can make with multiple units."

Exploring the NEUTRON featuring Gianni Grisanzio


Published on Feb 26, 2018 BEHRINGER

"Our friend Gianni (aka SynthGuru) is back! This time we’re letting him run wild on the brand new Behringer NEUTRON Synthesizer here at MUSIC Tribe Studios in LA. Please leave a comment telling us where you all are tuning in from and also let us know if any of you are interested in coming to the studio to play with the NEUTRON in person."

Behringer Neutron Semi-Modular Analog SYNTHESIZER - First Look & Impressions


Published on Feb 26, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"A new week with the BEHRINGER Neutron Synthesizer has begun. In this new video, I will give you a first look at the features, give you some sounds related to the features and tell you how I like the Neutron after a week.

Support SYNTH ANATOMY
►Become a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/synthanatomy"

Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Sound Demo


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Arthr

"Roland SH-01A Synthesizer sound demo, triggered by MIDI patterns made in Ableton. The boutique module is running in both monophonic & polyphonic modes so you can hear beautiful chords not previously possible on the original SH-101. Beats included to show the Roland SH-01A working in a composition or as part of a live performance.

Subtle use of the Soundtoys Little Plate Reverb & Waves H delay plugins."

SLG meets Polyend Seq


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Polyend

"Polyend visits electronic music producer Łukasz Seliga known as SLG. In this jam, Łukasz is using Polyend Seq MIDI Sequencer as a heart of his hardware setup. It was a pleasure to take part in all this, thank you Łukasz!"

Also featured: Roland JX-3P, Arturia MicroBrute, Eletron Octatrack, synth cat.

TE PO-33 K.O! Introduction


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Red Means Recording

"A brief introduction to the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-33 K.O! micro-sampler."

DIGITONE IS HERE - BoBeats Unboxing Video & Demo


Published on Feb 27, 2018 BoBeats

"This is my first hours with the Elektron Digitone."

Foundry


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Zoë Blade

Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches by GEOSynths


Published on Feb 27, 2018 GEOSynths

1. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 1 to 25 - GEOSynths.com
"Now set up in my new Studio and recently picked up a KingKorg and thought i'd do some patches on it. For a purely Digital Synth or software in a box, it's a surprisingly good Synth.

Had to use 2 Unison voices for most things to get some "width" but it handles it really well. Anyway, I'm doing a full Bank of patches for it...here are the first 25 which are mainly Pad and evolving sounds, but there's also splits and stacked patches."

2. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 26 to 50 - GEOSynths.com
"2nd Batch of patches for the Korg KingKorg and I have to say, i'm really impressed with the Sound Engine on this and using the FX as part of the sound...not just an add-on."

3. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 51 to 75 - GEOSynths.com
"3rd batch of patches for the Korg KingKorg Set...Just one more to go and they will be released! I sometimes have to stop myself with making Pads and Evolving ones in particular, as it's so good at doing them. Damn fine Synth if you ask me."

5. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 76 to 100 - GEOSynths.com
So, here we are, the final batch of patches for the Korg KingKorg are completed. I've had lots of fun and a few frustrations making them, but overall it's a great sounding Synth.

Buy Now - http://www.geosynths.com/kingkorg

OP-1 Ambient Noodles


Published on Feb 27, 2018 RemixSample

1. "This is not a song. I'm just doing some improvisation on the OP-1. Personally I'm not sure if I'd like to watch this type of content myself. The fiddling can get annoying to watch I guess so let me know if you are into these type of videos or not.

I hooked up the OP-1 to my DAW and split the stereo signal into two mono channels so I can use different vst effects on each channel by panning the different tracks on the OP-1 In this case I used Valhalla Shimmer and Soundtoys Crystallizer."

2. "Another ambient noodle recorded live. Same set up as in the last video, used Valhalla Shimmer and Soundtoys Crystallizer for effects. I wish the OP-1 had Shimmer built in. That would be pretty sweet. 4:00 is my favorite part. Being able to pitch the entire tape on the OP-1 is awesome for ambient stuff."

Mumdance demos his jungle-inspired Eurorack filter module, MUM M8


Published on Feb 27, 2018 FACTmagazine

You can find details on the ALM MUM M8 here, and a demo from Perfect Circuit Audio here.

"We visit Mumdance's studio for an exclusive look at his exciting new module.

Mumdance’s musical influences are many, but top of the list are two things: modular synths and hardcore. He's managed to combine his love of both with his latest release, a Eurorack filter module designed with UK boutique studio ALM Busy Circuits, the MUM M8.

The inspiration for the MUM M8 is Akai’s S950 sampler from 1988, whose unique filter sound is behind many classic jungle and hardcore records of the era. We visited Mumdance at his home studio to get an exclusive inside look at how the module – right down to the "rave baggie" the screws come in.

For more on the making of the MUM M8 read our interview with Mumdance and ALM's Matthew Allum. If you want to know where to start with building your own modular synth, check out our Eurorack beginner's guide."

Monday, February 26, 2018

Rheyne - Strymon Magneto


Published on Feb 24, 2018 Rheyne

1. "Magneto is being clocked by a Tempi, and Magneto's clock outputs 2, 3, and 4 are sent to a Morphagene's shift input, a Noise Engineering's algo input, and Ch4 of Maths which is modulating the decay of the envelope on the arpeggio. Kick is from a self-oscillating Dave Smith DSM01 filter. Sequenced with a Winter Modular Eloquencer."

2. "Some more experimenting with the Strymon​ Magneto under voltage control. The pad is from a Make Noise​ Morphagene, and both synth voices are from a DPO. Reverb is from a Strymon BigSky."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the Prophet-6 and Noir Et Blanc Vie (Stephen Fitzgerald)


You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Noir Et Blanc Vie (Stephen Fitzgerald) is a Keyboardist, Producer and Videographer from Los Angeles California. Not only accomplished in the world of music, but video as well, he runs the successful channel of the same name. He produced his first record for the band Orangeburg Masscre at just 18 years old. After attending Berklee College of Music, he moved from Boston to Los Angeles to assist at the legendary Track Record studios in North Hollywood — working with artists such as RZA and David Banner, and contributing for songs for Allen Stone. He toured with his own group, Godsons, and most recently produced tracks on The Self Help Book from the artist Kwesy Mojo. He has also created content for Synth with Pedalboards and The Beginners Guide to Eurorack. Noir Et Blanc Vie is a passionate keyboardist who believes it’s never too late to find a love for learning music. We chatted with him about how he’s using the Prophet-6 and Tempest."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

P.S. Don't miss Noir Et Blanc Vie's Star Trek themed REV2 review here.

Tara Bush's Vintage Williamsville Moog Minimoog Model D For Sale


via this auction. She also has a minty TB-303 listed here.

"Lovely Minimoog Model D, Williamsville era. I'm not 100% sure of the year, I was told around 1977 or 78 judging by the serial number (8538). It was just tuned & serviced a few weeks ago by the awesome synth tech Nick Montoya of Moog Music. It is fully and beautifully functional; he also replaced the mod wheels.

A few cosmetic snags for the sake of transparency - The power cord is frayed at the top, and the back plastic panel is ever so slightly lifted by the headphone jack. There are a few slight dings around the body. Sounds absolutely beastly & perfect though. No crackly pots.

Please message me with any questions. I adore this synth and loathe to sell, but I don't use it enough to justify keeping it as I now have another Model D and a Voyager (I know, very different but still.). I very much want this synth to go to a loving home that will appreciate it and use it.

I used this Model D on I Speak Machine's "Zombies 1985" release ( the songs "Shame", "Blood From a Stone" and "Demon Days"). Search Spotify, you'll find them. - Tara"

BUCHLA EASEL V by Arturia - Let's Surf Some Patches


Published on Feb 26, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Unboxing the Last Anyware Instruments Minisizer Ever Made!


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Synthead

Freq63 - And all the universe around us


Published on Feb 26, 2018 batchas

BugBrand modular.

Bob Moog Foundation Raffle for a Minimoog Signed by Rick Wakeman


via The Bob Moog Foundation, where you can enter.

"It's that time of year again! Our 2018 raffle for a pristine vintage Minimoog synthesizer launched today. This gorgeous synth, serial number 6360, stands on its own merits. Not only does it have an undeniable sonic legacy, but it has been expertly restored and is in excellent physical and technical condition. It's a gorgeous instrument inside and out.

YES, there's more! This year's Minimoog has been inscribed and signed by none other than prog rock god Rick Wakeman, who helped define the use of the Minimoog in live performance in the 1970s with his incredible, jaw-dropping solos. His inscription reads, "Thanks Dr. Bob for sharing your genius. You'll never be forgotten." (sniff!)"

Synth Jam 61: GeoShred (iPad), Moog Sub 37, Nord Stage 2EX & DSI Tetra


Published on Feb 24, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"Idea created originally with Korg Gadget for iOS, now in a hardware version with different analog and digital synths.

Nord Stage 2EX: Mellotron Strings
GeoShred (iPad): Lead 1
Moog Sub 37: Lead 2
DSI Tetra: Synth Bass
Korg Radias: E.Piano
Roland MC808: Drums & MIDI Sequence"

Intro To Synthesis Part 4: Exploring Attack, Decay, Sustain & Release


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Reverb

"Justin DeLay shows us how to use envelope attacks, decay, sustain, and release in the fourth installment of our Intro to Synthesis series. Even Justin has had questions about how these functionalities work in conjunction with playing techniques, and he's here to break it down for us.

Read More on Reverb"

All parts here.

How to Build a Modular Synth ft. Baseck | Stoned Mode


Published on Feb 24, 2018 Super Deluxe

"Watch this electronic musician build his own modular synth.
Thanks to Baseck https://baseck.bandcamp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/baseck/"

Korg Monologue & Volca Keys minimal live jam by DreamsOfWires


Published on Feb 26, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Korg Monologue & Volca Keys live jam. Nothing serious, just a simple, improvised, minimal performance/recording, just to see how they play together and try the sync function (Volca sync out to Monologue sync in). I like polyrhythmic patters in sequences too.

Recorded into AUM with EOS2 reverb (iPad) via iConnectAUDIO4 audio interface.

Video footage is the first part of a series depicting my trip around America (2017). This part features Seattle. Filmed using an iPhone SE and Sony RX100 MkIV. Instrument footage was filmed with a LUMIX GX7.

If you'd like to help support this channel, please check out the following:
My music is available here: https://tomorrowthecure.bandcamp.com
Updates/News about all my musical/creative activity here: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowthec..."

Much more than a drone!


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Wein Glas

"The Soma Lyra 8 may be the perfect drone synthesizer. But with a little help from the Mooer Ocean Machine and the Boss SL-20 Slicer it is much more than this."

011//Before Sunrise - a Moog Mother 32 self-generating track


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A moody, melodic, self-generating patch on a Mother 32 sent through an Eventide Space modechoverb reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on banddelay setting. The only other processing applied is a slight cut of the higher frequencies with an EQ in Ableton, to tame some of the filter resonance.

I created this patch with the thought 'can you get the Mother 32 to pan left and right without other gear?'. The answer is, you can, using the VC Mix feature! Switch the VCA to 'On' and the volume to full, patch the VCF output to the Mix 1 input, and then patch the VCA output and VC Mix output to the stereo inputs of your pedal. Patching the LFO triangle output to the VCA CV input and the VC Mix Ctrl input will make the LFO fade the Mother 32 between the 2 outputs.

I also used Veils to attenuate the signal coming out of the Mother 32 so that it wouldn't be too hot for the Eventide pedals.

The patch is semi-random; I created the sequence, but everything else is left to the whims of the modulation. The name comes from the resonance of the filter - I thought it sounded a bit like birdsong, as if dawn is about to break.

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:
https://www.modulargrid.net/e/patches..."

Testing new midi converter for Aelita.


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Alexey Taber

"new midi control for Aelita : note, pitch bend, midi cc -sustain VCF,midi cc -sustain VCA"

LPZW.modules Schleußig


Published on Feb 26, 2018 k101011 k

"the HOLD setting demo"

Linnstrument Meets Synthesizers.com


Published on Feb 25, 2018 Mark Vasoll

"This is my first explorations of Roger Linn's Linnstrument used in conjunction with my modular synthesizer from Synthesizers.com. Two Rogers? Can't go wrong!"

Introducing ES01 Rack Extension Based on the Yamaha CS-01


Published on Feb 16, 2018 Ekssperimental Sounds Studio

"The ES01 is a faithful recreation of a beloved analog classic. While the hardware which the ES01 is based on was originally marketed as an entry-level synth, it is still a popular tool of many professional artists for its ease of use in getting great sounds, particularly leads and bass lines.

The ES01 is not a 1:1 emulation - it also has additional features like Sub Oscillator, Unison and last but not least, Polyphony. The Touch Data Programmer with its Global Settings and modulation matrix together with the CV connectivity of the Reason Rack gives ES01 massive tweaking possibilities. This all makes the ES01 unique and quite capable of producing many classic analog synth sounds like fat basses, vibrant pads, synthetic arpeggios and leads that cut through the mix.

Ekssperience the sound of the past with the possibilities of the future with the ES01 Analog Synthesizer."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line


via this auction

"This one is in exceptional cosmetic condition and is working 100%. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! The tact switches are still nice and firm and do not feel like they were used much."

Oberheim OB-Xa Demo (HQ)


Published on Feb 13, 2018 Jaak Jensen

This one is currently listed on Reverb. You'll find pics below.

"The OB-Xa is a massive analog synthesizer with digital control, allowing for highly sophisticated and complex sounds while still maintaining an analog signal path. It has been fully restored and is currently for sale. It includes a very well padded and durable flight case that is in exceptional condition. See the video above for the condition of the unit and to get a taste of how it sounds.

0:00 - Intro
1:18 - A demonstration of the patches currently stored in memory
2:31 - Dual sawtooth patch with subtle portamento and filtering
3:02 - Dual square wave patch for an ambient pad
4:05 - Electric piano/rhodes/wurlitzer sound
4:40 - Wood block percussion sounds
4:54 - Mellotron-like synth pad
5:31 - VERY huge and gritty-sounding unison patch with pitch bending
5:58 - White noise demonstration and filtering
6:30 - Sparkly-sounding synth piano
7:02 - Dual sawtooth sound demonstrating the snappiness of the envelopes

We are hoping to sell this locally to someone in Minnesota but are open to offers outside the state if the offer seems legitimate and reasonable. If you would like to purchase this unit, please contact us at the following email addresses:
jens1438@umn.edu and eddieaudio@gmail.com

We are currently seeking offers in the $4950-$5950 range.

This particular one has 8 voices which can be split, layered and stored. They all featured patch memories in varying degrees. This one has 4 banks of 8 for a total of 32 patches. All models of OB-Xa featured the new Curtis chips which offered great stability for an analog synth and they are attributed to its great filters and sounds.

The OB-X was very similar to the OB-Xa except that its voices could not be split or layered and, more significantly, the OB-X had a lowpass-only discrete SEM 12dB/oct state variable filter, which had a great and classic Oberheim sound. The OB-Xa changed that in an attempt to economize manufacturing and increase stability by switching to CEM3320 Curtis chips for its filters. The Xa offered two switchable filter modes: 12 dB/oct (2-pole) or 24 dB/oct (4-pole). When compared with the OB-X, people will often say that the OB-Xa is capable of nastier, grittier, more powerful, and immediate sounds.

Splitting the keyboard mode separates the OB-Xa into two 4-voice synths with two available patches. The Layer mode plays the two patches simultaneously. There are also some added effect sources, perfect for any analog polysynth, including portamento, unison, sample & hold, chord memory and three LFO's!"


via this auction

Roland JX-8P


via this auction

Vintage Analog Soviet Russian Synthesizer "Manual" 1982


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer SN 6750 w/ Original Box


via this auction

"This is one very CLEAN Pro-One!! Just serviced and ready to go! Every feature works great."

SSF ENTITY Percussion Synthesizer


SSF ENTITY Percussion Synthesizer from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.
SSF Eurorack Module

Roland Boutique JX-03


Published on Feb 26, 2018 SyntheticMachines

"This is a 5 part demo with the Roland Boutique JX-03. As always multitrack recording + fx.

Intro : JX-03 + Alesis HR-16
Part 1 : JX-03 + VR-08 PlugIn
Part 2 : JX-03 + Korg Volca Sample (BD, SD + additional HH)
Part 3 : JX-03 + EMW T-Drum Eurorack Module + later the Epic Toms from Loops de la creme
Part 4 : JX-03 + MFB Tanzbär Lite
Part 5 : only the JX-03"

4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler (STS) Tutorials


Published on Feb 23, 2018 once upon a synth

"Tutorial and overview of the 4MS STS Stereo Triggered Sampler eurorack module. This is a stereo sampler which can also behave like two independent mono samplers. You can sample in stereo or load files via an included micro SD card. It has volt per octave pitch control as well as CV control over start, length and sample. It's a great little sampler with just the right amount of features. In this first part I go over the basics and show you some patch examples. In a future video we'll go over the sampling and recording bits so stay tuned!"

Waldorf Blofeld demo / microtracks


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Panu Savolainen

"As an long time Waldorf user (since 90's) I thought to make demo of Waldorf Blofeld (keyboard). It's not one-shot patch demo. It's bunch of multitracked microtracks. So you probably find better demos for individual sounds. I wasn't going to do one-track demo but short tracks mixed so well together, so it came 24 minute ambient-type song.

Every short song are played straight to the audio. No MIDI, sequencing, arpeggiators or metronome used. Everything is coming from Blofeld. Not sure but sounds should be factory patches which I edited a bit and used realtime controllers like aftertouch and modwheel + knobs for filters, envelopes and effects. I used only patches which imo sounded good or was inspirational."

Blipblox Studio Sessions2


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Blipblox Explorer Channel

"Here we have recorded the Blipblox with much higher quality audio compared to our earlier videos. Enjoy! https://blipblox.com"

Haken Continuum in depth review, and what is the Matrix...?


Published on Feb 26, 2018 loopop

"The Haken Continuum Fingerboard is a combination of an extremely sensitive surface and and powerful and complex synthesizer, tailor made to take advance of its expressive sensors. The Continuum has been refined over the past few decades by Lippold Haken, and includes an on-board synthesizer called the EaganMatrix - created by musician and sound designer Edmund Eagan.

This review goes in depth into why the Continuum stands out as a unique instrument and the various ways it can be played. I also explain in detail how its internal synth is designed around using the surface gestures to impact sound design.

The EaganMatrix contains synthesis engines far beyond traditional subtractive and FM synths, and also includes various physical modeling and additive capabilities. Presets using those various engines are shown."

KiNK Session : Modor NF-1 (part 1)


Published on Feb 26, 2018 kink303

"a very basic and honest demo with NF-1. I`m playing a chord from the midi keyboard above and then processing the pitch and the timbre with the controls of the synth. No additional processing involved, the sound is recorded in my DAW directly from NF-1`s output."

LIVE Miami Vice style old school 80s + Tutorial


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Espen Kraft

"I wanted to make something in the ballpark of Jan Hammers more slow , dark, beautiful and melancholic themes from the show.

I came up with this track called "Sheeba", and I rely heavily on digital synths and samplers from the mid 80s. Some analogs too!

The chords and sections that make up the track is explained in detail after the performance of the track so don't turn it off too soon!

The performance is held together by Roland MC50 sequencer that plays the Emax II Liquid Stack guitars while I play other parts. Half of the track is me playing the Emax live.

Bass is off the Roland S-10 sampler played live as is the Korg DW-8000s fairlight pad/strings.

The Yamaha TX802 is also played live over MIDI on the MiniNova.

Additional pads/strings and Fairlight flute is from the Roland Juno 2 and the Yamaha DX7, sequenced.

The simple but effective drums comes off the Akai S1000.

Strymon BlueSky and TC flashback handles reverb and delays.

Everything is going into a couple of Yamaha 01W digital mixers (a Behringer analog mixer does some of the synths) and piped optically into the Audient ID14 soundcard and into the DAW for recording.

Listen to more of my music on: http://www.espenkraft.com"

Grooves on DIY synth Tokarev Protosynth V1LP sequencer


Published on Feb 26, 2018 Konstantin T

"Making some music and testing stuff on the Protosynth V1LP running the standalone step sequencer with additional MIDI control from the windows remote controller application."

Roland Juno 60 and other Analog Gear Live Jam


Published on Feb 25, 2018 Joey

"Tried to film a little live jam video. Obviously there were some things I recorded I didn't film like some of the synth lead parts and vocal samples. First time trying this, not the best but hopefully can post more in the future.

Instruments used:

Roland Juno 60 - Chords and Arpeggiator
Gibson SG - Guitar
Moog Mother 32 (controlled w Korg Minilogue) - Bass
Dave Smith Tempest - Drums
Access Virus C - Lead Synths
Korg Monopoly - Lead Synths
Teenage Engineering OP-1 - Vocal Samples
Strymon Bigsky - Reverb

Recorded straight into Logic through an Apogee Duet."

Arturia MatrixBrute Patches


Published on Feb 25, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is an exploration of the sound, construction, and application of some of the patches in a soundbank Marc Doty made for the Arturia MatrixBrute."

Sunday, February 25, 2018

OTO Machines BOUM Now Available for Pre-Orders - New Sound Demos




This one in via swissdoc

The third of OTO Machines FX boxesannounced in 2014, the OTO BOUM, is now available for pre-order.

"BOUM is a full analog stereo warming unit, combining an easy-to-use compressor, a versatile distortion generator and a smooth low-pass filter. BOUM is the perfect tool when you need to add warmth, thickness, and character to your sounds, but also apply severe distortion and extreme compression treatments.

BOUM is based on an original and unique circuit, including the following stages :

INPUT GAIN : boost your signal up to +18db to adapt BOUM to various signal levels, and also improve the distortion content and the compression sensitivity.

COMPRESSOR : with a single knob, control the 3 essential parameters of a compressor, threshold, ratio and makeup gain, without thinking about how a compressor works ! The ratio ranges from 1:1 (no compression) to inf. :1 (limiter), but also negative compression up to 1: -1!

Nyx Analogue Synth (Extended Noodling)


Published on Feb 25, 2018 Jyoti Mishra

"This is a more in-depth follow up to my initial Nyx vid now that I've spent more time with the wee beastie.

It's a fabulous little synth and because of its eminent tweakability, I'll often reach for it first. That being said, I have heard a couple of people saying it's not great for "conventional" sounds which is partly why I made this further vid."

Crumar DS-2 SN 00019


via this auction

"**Has some major functional problems** - it will need work: Only one of the VCOs seems to work and the poly section is not outputing, many of the sliders and pots are scratchy, the VCF and filters seem to work correctly, all keys seem to work, the bender bar is hard to move, and the Pitch poly pot is a little warped. Still makes some cool weird sounds, but definitely not in normal working order.

Includes User and Service Manual - which include schematics, parts lists, etc..."

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