MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Prophet Rev2 User patches Demo Effects


Published on Jan 25, 2018 synth-love

Some raw demos of the Rev2.

"(Starts with some drum synthesis. Give it a moment for more traditional sounds)

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev 2 patches. Some patches I've
made after having the synth for a few days. Not a musical statement. Only meant to help those wanting to hear more of the sound of this synth."

New Malekko 4 Voice Drum Module NAMM 2018


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"A quick audio demo of the Malekko 4 Voice Drum Module that doesn't yet have a name from the floor of the 2018 NAMM show."

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

NAMM 2018 Nord Electro 6D with Chris Martirano


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Nord Electro 6D BUNDLES at Kraft Music:
https://www.kraftmusic.com/brands/nor...

Our good friend Chris Martirano from Nord Demonstrates the Nord Electro 6D at the NAMM Show.

The Nord Electro 6 is a refined modern classic, combining Nord's award-winning emulations of vintage electromechanical and acoustic instruments in an ultra-portable package. With three independent sound sections (Piano, Organ, and Sample Synth), support for Nord Piano Library (1 GB) and Sample Library (512 MB), and the ability to split and layer all three sections with Seamless Transitions and Split Point Crossfade functionality, Electro 6 is the most powerful and flexible Electro ever.

The Nord Electro 6 is available in three configurations: Electro 6 HP 73, with 73-note Hammer Action Portable keyboard and LED drawbars; Electro 6D 73, with 73-note semi-weighted waterfall keyboard and 9 physical drawbars; and Electro 6D 61, with 61-note waterfall keyboard and physical drawbars.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Nord Electro 6 bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard - on stage or in the studio. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Strymon Magneto Four Head dTape Echo & Looper | Winter NAMM 2018


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Reverb

"Swooping into Winter NAMM 2018 is Strymon's Magneto, a four-head digital tape echo and looper unit—marks the company's first official entrance into the world of Eurorack synths. Here, we get a demo of the unit for your enjoyment.

Read more on Reverb: https://goo.gl/m6xLDV"

NAMM 2018 Waldorf Quantum 8 Voice Hybrid Synthesizer


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Waldorf Quantum 8 Voice Hybrid Synthesizer BUNDLES at Kraft Music:
https://www.kraftmusic.com/brands/wal...

Rolf Wöhrmann of Waldorf demos the Quantum 8 Voice Hybrid Synthesizer at the NAMM Show.

Waldorf Quantum draws on decades of development, borrowing from Waldorf's famed wavetable oscillator technology and combining it with a modern digital-analog hybrid architecture and sleek user interface to go beyond what was previously possible. Eight voices with three oscillators per voice (each capable of four synthesis algorithms), two analog lowpass filters per voice, and multitimbral splits and layers provide a wealth of sonic possibilities. Modulation options come courtesy of six LFOs and six loopable envelopes with multistage LFO/envelope modulator, while Quantum's multi-touch display offers visualization and deep sound-editing capabilities. Other features include a 61-key Fatar keyboard, internal memory and SD card slot for loading user wavetables and samples, arpeggiator and step sequencer, master effects, and versatile I/O options.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Waldorf Quantum synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

NAMM 2018 Erica Synths Drums, Snare and Graphic VCO Audio Demo by Kodek (no talk)


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

NAMM 2018 Noise Engineering Bin Seq, Soleo Vero, Clep Diaz, Mimetic Digitalis and Muta Jovis


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Mimetic Digitalis 255 usd
Soleo Vero 175 usd
Clep Diaz 123 usd
Muta Jovis 85 usd
Bin Seq 123 usd

LET'S CONNECT!
AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

Playtime Engineering Blipblox @ NAMM 2018


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Bedroom Producers Blog

"Playtime Engineering presents the Blipblox toy synthesizer at NAMM 2018."

See this post for details on the Blipblox.

NAMM 2018 Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer BUNDLES at Kraft Music:
https://www.kraftmusic.com/brands/wal...

Nick Kwas From Korg USA a Waldorf distributor, demonstrates the Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder at the NAMM Show.

The Waldorf STVC is based on the Streichfett string synthesizer module. STVC combines the fat string sounds of Streichfett with a powerful vocoder. Housed in a rugged metal chassis, STVC features the same great 49-key keybed as the Blofeld keyboard. The simple panel layout provides immediate access to Solo, Strings, and Vocoder sections, as well as built-in effects.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Waldorf STVC string synth / vocoder bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

NAMM 2018 Elektron Digitone Audio Demo by Cenk Sayinli (no talk)


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

Update: looks like this one was pulled.

You can find more Digitone coverage here - scroll past this post when you get there.

Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 @ NAMM 2018


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Bedroom Producers Blog

"Pittsburgh Modular unleashes the Microvolt 3900 desktop modular synthesizer at the 2018 NAMM Show."

More Microvolt here.

NAMM 2018 SSF Muton, Detect rx, Zero Point VCO, Bantam Audio Demo (no talk) and Feature Walktro


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Bantam (this year)
Zero Point VCO around 400 usd (summer)
Muton around 250 usd (summer)
Detect-rx 179 usd (summer)

LET'S CONNECT!
AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

Pure Data and Mutable Instruments Shruthi


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Ariel Raguet

"Pure Data controlling a Mutable Instruments Shruthi"

LZX Orion Video Memory Modules Teaser #1


Published on Jan 25, 2018 LZX Industries

"Coming Summer 2018: Orion Video Memory Modules, frame buffers and digital video effects running on our new video hardware platforms. Memory Palace, 26HP, 32-bit ARGB Framestore & DVE. Diver, 16HP, Audio-to-2D Visualization Sampler. Bell Chamber, 16HP, Dual Frame Synchronizer & Video Decoder. Stylus, 20HP, Stylus/Touch Drawing Interface."

For those new to LZX, they make eurorack modules for video, not audio.

Pure Data with Yamaha TX7


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Ariel Raguet

"Pure Data controlling a Yamaha TX7 module."

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Side note: The TX7 was a desktop wedge version of the DX7 minus the ability to program it via the front panel. You could however program it via MIDI, or rather a DX7, when it was released. You can now edit it via external editors like Pure Data in this case. It was my second synth after the Oberheim Matrix-6. I ended up trading it for a Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak, because I wasn't able to edit it through the front panel, and back then there were no software editors for it.

ER-301 | 'Troika' custom unit


Published on Jan 25, 2018 ljs8888

"Designed by Scott Campbell. Triggered by Turing Pulses."

NAMM 2018 Intellijel Morgasmatron, Rubicon 2 and Planar 2 Walkthrough


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

NAMM 2018 Mordax GXN Granular Synthesis System Audio Sampler / Processor Feature Walktrough


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

This is the first post to feature the new Mordax GXN. Mordax, of course, are known for their DATA multifunction module.

NAMM 2018 2hp Kick, Snare, VCO, RND, LFO, Pluck, Play Audio Demo no talk


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

Remember you can filter posts by the labels below.

NAMM 2018 Rossum Electro Assimil8or Zone Switching and Scrubbing Audio Exa


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Best demo ever.

Available early March 950 EUR

LET'S CONNECT!
AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

NAMM 2018 Rossum Electro Assimil8or Phase Modulation Sampler Realtime Demo

Published on Jan 25, 2018

NAMM 2018 Doepfer Polyphonic Modules Walkthrogh


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Doepfer A-132-8 Octal VCA, A-141-4 Quad VCADSR, A-190-5 Polyphonic CV/Gate Interface, A-123-2 6/12/18/24dB Highpass

LET'S CONNECT!
AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com"

NAMM 2018 Hammond SKX Stage Keyboard and Organ


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Hammond SKX Stage Keyboard and Organ BUNDLES at Kraft Music:
https://www.kraftmusic.com/brands/ham...

Hammond's Jimmy Smith showcases the Hammond SKX Stage Keyboard and Organ at the NAMM Show.

The Hammond SKX stage keyboard is a comprehensive performance instrument, combining an authentic Hammond organ with a versatile array of keyboard and piano voices. Smaller and lighter than any previous full-featured dual-manual Hammond instrument, the SKX features real drawbars for each manual along with typical B-3-style effects and controls (half-moon switch optional). In addition, the SKX's dual independent Extra Voice divisions can be assigned to either manual, layered, or combined with the organ.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Hammond SKX stage keyboard / organ bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Roland Introduces GO:KEYS - Red Battery Powered Portable Preset Keyboard w/ Looping Capabilities

Let's you start creating cool music with the GO:KEYS.

Published on Jan 25, 2018 RolandChannel

"We placed a Roland GO:KEYS at a curious location and invited some people to try its LOOP MIX FUNCTION. Most of them had never played before. All music heard on tis video was made by people trying the LOOP MIX function of the GO:KEYS.

Even if you’re playing a keyboard for the first time, the Loop Mix function lets you start creating cool music right away. Unlike other keyboards that have accompaniment features that require chord basics, Loop Mix is a fresh approach that even beginners can enjoy. By triggering loop phrases using single keys, anyone can create polished songs in real time. Drums, bass, and other instruments are easy to add to the mix, and the performance pads let you manipulate sounds like a DJ by adjusting pitch, filtering, and more.

Compact, portable, and battery-powered, GO:KEYS can be played wherever you get the urge. A world of music is waiting for you—start the journey with GO:KEYS!"


Jam Along with Your Favorite Online Music Streamed from Your Smartphone

GO:KEYS is a fun, easy-to-use keyboard that lets you play along with your favorite music—streamed wirelessly through its powerful onboard speakers. Just connect your smartphone via Bluetooth®, pick a song, and play along! And with sound quality that beats most standalone Bluetooth speakers, GO:KEYS is great for just listening to music too.

GO:KEYS uses your smartphone to access free online musical content, so you’ll never run out of songs to play along with. You can also work with dedicated apps that teach you how to play the latest songs or classical pieces, or get vocal with some karaoke. And when you’re ready to start creating your own music, the built-in Loop Mix function lets you jam with over 500 pro-quality onboard sounds. Compact, portable, and battery-powered, GO:KEYS can be played wherever you get the urge. A world of music is waiting for you—start the journey with GO:KEYS!

Standard Features

Onboard high-quality Bluetooth speakers for wireless smartphone connection
Compact and lightweight for playing anywhere, at home or outdoors
Fully wireless operation with battery power and Bluetooth connectivity
Over 500 pro-quality sounds: pianos, synths, strings, bass, brass, and more
Loop Mix function lets you build songs by simply playing notes on the keyboard
Manipulate the sounds of your loops with intuitive one-touch control
Bluetooth MIDI support for music production apps on your smartphone or tablet
Built-in song recorder with USB backup
Play anytime with built-in speakers or headphones
Compatible with ScratchX for creating interactive stories, games, and animations

Play along with your favorite songs

GO:KEYS is a fun, easy-to-use keyboard that lets you play along with your favorite music—streamed wirelessly through its powerful onboard speakers."

NAMM 2018 Doepfer Dark Energy III Audio Demo no talk


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

NAMM 2018 Intellijel Morgasmatron and Rubicon 2 Audio Demo no talk


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

Elektron Digitone FM Polyphonic Synthesizer | Winter NAMM 2018


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Reverb

"The Elektron Digitone made its entrance at NAMM 2018 today. It's an 8-voice polyphonic digital synthesizer that works by combining FM sound generation with classic subtractive synthesis signal flow for a wide range of sounds accessible with one unique box. Though the Digitone footprint is super small, the machine is packed with functionality.

Read more on Reverb: https://goo.gl/Uo8wQh"

NAMM 2018: Rossum Electro Music Assimil8r Final Release


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

NAMM 2018: Herr Schneider at NAMM - Swimming Pool Coming to the Superbooth for your Modulars


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

NAMM 2018 Arturia Minibrute 2 Audio Demo (no talk)


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Available now $699

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

Korg Waldorf STVC | Winter NAMM 2018


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Reverb

"Waldorf (now distributed by Korg USA) has released the STVC, a string synthesizer and Vocoder. The string synth is modeled after the string machines of the 1970s with an octave-divider-based oscillator bank and the inclusion of an EQ and ensemble effect. Check out the video to learn more.

Read more on Reverb: https://goo.gl/PtjxSj"

NAMM 2018: Verbos Electronics Multi Delay Processor


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

NAMM 2018: Intellijel Rubicon 2, Planar 2 and Morgasmatron


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

See this post for intellijel' new eurorack modules.

NAMM 2018: Korg Prologue


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

"We talk to Nick Kwas about the new poly from Korg"

You can find details on the new Korg Prologue here, and additional posts here.

NAMM 2018 Waldorf STVC


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

More STVC posts here.

Elektron Digitone: How does it sound? 32 factory patterns, no talking


Published on Jan 25, 2018 loopop

"The Elektron Digitone was announced at NAMM 2018. I'll be doing a full review shortly, meanwhile, here's what it sounds like.

Enjoy!"

Ghostradioshow "I feel like acieeed" [KORG monologue]


Published on Jan 25, 2018 ghostradioshow

"Is it monophonic?"
"Sure. Enjoy;)"

NAMM 2018 - Waldorf STVC Demo


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"The Waldorf SVTC string synth adds a vocoder, keyboard and metal enclosure."

The SVTC will be available for $899 US in the Spring.

NAMM 2018: Radikal Technologies Delta CEP A


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

Priced at 899 Euros which currently comes out to just over $1100. Note the memory storage and ability to interpolate between stored patches.

See this post for full details on the Radikal Technologies Delta CEP A. You can find additional posts including demos here.

NAMM 2018 Arturua MiniBrute 2 With Sebastien


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

NAMM 2018 Dieter Doepfer


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

See this post for details on the new line-up of eurorack modules and the Dark Energy III from Doepfer.

NAMM 2018 Noise Engineering


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

NAMM 2018 WMD Fracture Audio Demo (no talk) and Feature Walkthrough


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Available in March $269

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

Twisted Electrons TherapSID MKII w/Two 8550 Chips


via this auction

Roland Jupiter 8 SN 151374


via this auction

"Roland Jupiter 8 #151374. Good condition. 32 years i've had this JP8. Bought it 1986 at Chuck Levin's music center. Imperfections shown in pics were all present when i purchased it. Spent most of 30 years in a case in a closet. 28 years in dry Colorado climate. Photos outline its various cosmetic dings - bottom scratches, cross mod slider and both VCO sliders (performance section) slightly bent, missing screw on right side panel, Apple sticker on upper left, minor bend of bottom left external heat sink, worn power cord below on/off switch, securement pins broken on 20 pin rear connector. Keys all work, no chips or cracks. All sliders and pots perform as expected. Rear panel connectors show minimal wear. All multi-colored key pads function as expected..."

Roland JV-880 Analog Synth Sounds Demo & Comparison with the JD-990


Published on Jan 25, 2018 synthlegends

"No typical 90ies stuff, no pianos, no whistles, no mallets and bells.

Just great emulations of analog and classic synths of the 70ies and 80ies, like Minimoog, Mellotron, Solina, Prophet 5, CS-80, OBXa, Jupiter 8, Juno and only typical sounds, like Basses, Leads, Pads, Strings, Brasses, Sequences and so on.

I only recorded one patch at the same time, no performances and no overdubbing. I used only the JV-880 with the Expansion Card JV80 4 Vintage Keys.

There are only custom sounds and some sounds from this expansion card. Everything is played life without midi. There are no additional effects and mastering.

Of my opinion the JV-880 is the best sounding synth from the complete JV series and a really great very underrated synth."

Roland JV-880 vs JD-990

Published on Jan 25, 2018 synthlegends

"Comparision of the two beast. IMO the JV-80/880 is the best of the JV series synthesizer soundwise. I just recorded the same Midi-Files with fist JV-880 and second JD-990. Sounds came from the Expansion Card JV-80 04 vintage keys, the first 28 patches."

NAMM 2018: 2hp


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

DSI Pro2 at SKB Cases Booth at NAMM


via @dsisequential

"#NAMM2018 | See the #DSIPro2 flight case at @skbcases Booth 8202 (Fits the #Prophet6 too!)"


For not being at NAMM this year, DSI is definitely making an appearance. :) So far they've been at the SKB, Reverb, and Pioneer booths.

NAMM 2018: Steady State Fate


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

DSI OB-6 and SCI Prophet-5 at Reverb.com NAMM Booth


via @dsiSequential

"#NAMM2018 | Come play the #OB6 & #Prophet5 at @reverbdotcom Booth 4220"

http://reverb.com


Side note: DSI and Moog decided to skip NAMM. Both are busy working on new projects this year.

The Kilpatrick Audio REDOX - Stereo Reverb


"Next-generation stereo algorithmic reverb processor.

Reverb is the key to bringing out the best is so many sounds, and this is especially true with electronic music production where we often start off with excessively dry signals. REDOX is designed from the ground up to be a companion for electronic musicians and producers looking for a universal reverb solution for both studio and stage. With a fast and intuitive user interface, great metering, and a wide range of algorithm types, REDOX is ready to impressive you with its sonic flexibility.

REDOX is part of our new line of power desktop music machines designed to offer studio-grade effects in rugged, portable units. Designed to complement synths, drum machines, DJ tools and computer-based audio interfaces, REDOX integrates perfectly into the modern studio or performance setup.


REDOX Specs and Features: (preliminary)

Stereo algorithmic reverb with high dynamic range processing
Many reverb algorithms to choose fron, including:
Kilpatrick Audio's signature Lush Puppy algorithms great for fast synths, drums and guitar
Smooth hall types perfect for vocals and ambient sounds
Classic recreations of traditional digital algorithms from the 1970s and 1980s
many more in development!
Adjustable predelay up to 200ms
Pristine analog audio front-end with 24 bit converters
High dynamic-range floating point signal processing
Low-latency signal processing of less than 1ms
High-quality LCD screen shows settings and metering
Quick-access parameter controls for predelay, filter and size
Dedicated MOD button allows algorithm-specific live modulation or modification of the sound
1/4" line audio jacks using Neutrik connectors
MIDI control of all functions via USB or DIN MIDI
Internal memory for storage of up to 99 presets
5V USB powered - great for portable use
Dimensions, weight and more details coming soon
Price and Availability

Available May 2018

Estimated retail price TBD"

The Kilpatrick Audio TORQUE - Multiband Compressor


"Powerful dynamics processor for production and performance.

As modern electronic musicians and producers, we are increasingly working outside the box, combining both computer-based DAWs with new and vintage gear to get the sounds we want. Although plugins offer flexibility in mixing and mastering, the hands-on feel and low-latency of dedicated hardware is impossible to beat. We are proud to offer TORQUE, featuring great sounding and flexible compression in a small, portable package. For use in the studio or on stage, TORQUE has a fast and intuitive user interface and excellent compression algorithms suited to a wide variety of sources.

TORQUE is part of our new line of powerful desktop music machines designed to offer studio-grade effects in rugged, portable units. Designed to complement synths, drum machines, DJ tools and computer-based audio interfaces, TORQUE integrates perfectly into the modern studio or performance setup.


TORQUE Specs and Features: (preliminary)

Stereo compressor with single or multi-band operation (2 or 6 compressors)
Multiple compression engines to choose from, including:
hard and soft-knee compression
auto-ratio leveling
electro-optical simulation
variable-mu tube compressor simulation
automatic gain control for recording or streaming
Low-distortion crossover with third-octave frequency selection
Pristine analog audio front-end with 24 bit converters
High dynamic-range floating point signal processing
Low-latency signal processing of less than 1ms
High-quality LCD screen shows settings and metering
Quick-access parameter controls for threshold, speed and output gain
1/4" line audio jacks using Neutrik connectors
MIDI control of all functions via USB or DIN MIDI
Internal memory for storage of up to 99 presets
5V USB powered - great for portable use
Dimensions, weight and more details coming soon
Price and Availability

Available May 2018

Estimated retail price TBD"

Moog DFAM! Drummer from another Mother: Formants


Published on Jan 25, 2018 JAkoGreyshire

"Formant sounds from the Moog DFAM"

Korg Prologue - sound


Published on Jan 25, 2018 LF0 - TimPlease - Psalm37

"Just a little upload for fun...Great bit of kit, really enjoyed designing these presets."

Sonicware ELZ_1 @ NAMM 2018


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Bedroom Producers Blog

"Checking out the impressive Sonicware ELZ_1 portable synthesizer at the 2018 NAMM Show."

See this post for full details on the Sonicware ELZ_1.

Funny side note / trivia: It is ELZ_1, and not ELZ-1. Curious if it's the first synth to use an underscore rather than dash in the model number or name.

NAMM 2018: Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

NAMM 2018 Elektron Digitone FM Poly


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

"A brand new baby - FM synthesis Digi format synth with fullElektrton p-lock synthesis and more"

See this post for additional details.

NAMM 2018: Yamaha Montage OS 2.0


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

"Yamaha Montage OS 2.0 walkthrough with Blake DeAngelo"

See this post for the press release.

NAMM 2018: Qu-bit Electronix Nebulae MK2


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

Elby Designs TGTSH


via this auction

"Built DIY, works perfect. Screws and power cable included."

Quasimidi Quasar M.A.S.S.


via this auction

Quasimidi Polymorph - Polyphonic Virtual Analog Synthesizer & Step Sequencer


via this auction

Pic of the signal flow chart below.

Quasimidi Polymorph sequencer/synthesizer SN 58751


via this auction

KORG KiwiSix Midi POLYSIX PS-6 Analog Vintage Synthesizer SN 10292


via this auction

Pic of the KiwiSix board below.

Bontempi Memoplay 26 1980s




I believe this is the first one posted here on MATRIXSYNTH. The above is just a quick video I found on YouTube. There are others.

via this auction

"Origin: Italy

Power requirements: 4 C Batteries

Monophonic

Cosmetic condition: Excellent condition with some light wear and some very slight lift off of the sticker. Condition is an 8.5 or 9 out of 10.

Operational condition: Fully-functional

Description: A rare and ridiculously fun keyboard that allows you to play a passage slowly and then hit "play" and here it played back at normal speed. There is not much control over the play back or much of any perimeter on this little vintage unit but that's part of the fun. It's a musical box of surprises and it consistently spits back inconsistent, weird musical ideas that are really inspiring.
An awesome piece for melody writing and for studio experimentation."

ARP Solus


via this auction

"The synth is in great working condition and shows few blemishes. It, however, is missing one of the rubber stands that keep it stable."

Yamaha DX7s w/Cartridge


via this auction

Moog DFAM (Drummer From Another Mother) SN 00131


via this auction

First used like-new one to come up. via the listing:

"Moog DFAM. Brand new, never unboxed. I ordered 2 from different distributors, and they both shipped the same day. I'm offering one up for sale. Will ship within 24 business hours of receiving payment."

NAMM 2018: Montage Sample Robot


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

Lackan goes Dawless


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Lackan

"The most fun I had in years: I recently got an ARP1601 Sequencer and have now everything hooked up oldschool with CV/Gate. Pro-One is controlling the base pitch of the sequencer and the sequencer is controlling the rest.

The music is one take, played live and recorded in to Logic.

As you can hear I added the vocals later though..."

#JAMUARY2018 Take 1 (Digitakt, Blofeld)


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Chocolate Pulp

Roland Jupiter 8 "The end of times"


Published on Jan 25, 2018 synthartist69

Patchblocks tek.drum - Quick one pattern jam


Published on Dec 22, 2017 nordloef

"Quick one pattern jam on my new tek.drum drummachine from patchblocks. So far I'm loving it even though there still seem to be a few minor bugs to sort out."

Rhythm Wolf jams with Vermona and friends...


Published on Jan 17, 2018 Mark Pigott

"nuff said. (all analogue)"

DSI at Pioneer DJ Global NAMM Booth this Year


via @dsiSequential

"DSI & @PioneerDJglobal | #NAMM2018
#ProphetRev2 at Pioneer DJ USA Booth #11120"

Bob Moog Foundation Playing Vintage Moog Vinyl at NAMM


via @MoogFoundation

"Bob Moog Foundation spinning vintage Moog vinyl at @NAMMShow this weekend in the @TASCAMpro booth 18910 in the new hall. Come join us! #NAMM2018 #Moog #Vinyl #MoogHistory"

New Kilpatrick TORQUE & REDOX


Just the pic for now. New effects?

booth 9701 at NAMM

Update: Details are in for the TORQUE here and the REDOX here.

NAMM 2018: Erica Synths - Graphic VCO & Drum Sequencer


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

See this post for Erica Synths NAMM 2018 line-up. You can find additional posts via the Erica Synths label below.

NAMM 2018: 4ms Wave Recorder, Tapographic Delay, Listen Two


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

The New Elektron Digitone 8 Voice Polyphonic FM Digital Synthesizer for $759 US


Digitone — At a glance Published on Jan 25, 2018 Elektron



"Master of the digital method

The sound of steel monoliths and flickering neons signs. Icy, metallic perfection. Magnificent desolation. Through the unique and accessible take on FM synthesis, Digitone is a prime source of new sounds and timbres. Down the rabbit hole we go.

Digitone is a very special eight voice digital synthesizer. It combines a modernized FM implementation with a classic subtractive synthesis signal flow, making it a powerful source of highly unique tones and timbres."

A new deal
Digitone represents our vision of how FM synthesis can be revitalized and modernized. Here’s how: combine FM sound generation with a classic subtractive synthesis signal flow. From jagged chaos to mellow soundscapes in less than a second. Digitone is one unique box.

Ultra digital
Choose from multiple FM algorithms featuring carefully selected parameters. Shape the tones with powerful filters. Arrange them with the intuitive Elektron sequencer. Round off with the stellar effects. Now enjoy the most spectacular sounds, seemingly emanating from some parallel universe.

NAMM 2018: 4ms Spherical Wavetable


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

You can find additional posts featuring the 4ms Spherical Wavetable here.

Introducing the Casio CT-X Series Keyboards


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Casio Music Gear

"Portability has never sounded so good.

The new CT-X-series completely redefines the portable keyboard category, boasting sound quality found in keyboards costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more. Whether you're just starting out, or a touring pro who needs serious sounds on the go, CT-X delivers far beyond your expectations."

Not finding any additional details on the model shown in the video on Casio's CTX site. Guessing these are preset only as they are not under the Casio Synthesizers category.

Yamaha Introduces Montage 2.0 OS Update Featuring MOTIF Compatibility & More


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Yamaha Corporation


"Yamaha MONTAGE OS Version 2.0 Adds MOTIF Compatibility, New Control and Workflow Enhancements

ANAHEIM (January 25, 2018) — Yamaha today released MONTAGE OS version 2.0, the fourth free firmware update to its flagship synthesizer line. Yamaha has continuously updated MONTAGE with new content as well as sound, control and workflow enhancements. Now, MONTAGE OS v2.0 adds full Voice and Performance compatibility with recent MOTIF series instruments, additional control and workflow improvements.

MONTAGE adds full Voice and Performance compatibility with the Yamaha MOTIF XF, MOTIF XS and MOXF music production synthesizers. The MOTIF family dominated the music production synthesizer world for over 15 years. Now, MOTIF users can have confidence that their favorite sounds will load seamlessly into MONTAGE and perform without a hitch.

MONTAGE users have always been able to employ the free FM Converter web app at yamahasynth.com/fmconverter to convert DX7, DX7II, TX816 and TX802 Voices and Performances to MONTAGE Performances. Coupled with the Advanced Wave Memory 2 sound engine in MONTAGE and compatibility with legacy MOTIF content, musicians now have access to the largest and most established hardware synthesizer sound library in the world — a sonic palette that has been expanding and developing for over 35 years.

User-friendliness is essential in both modern studio and live-gig rigs, and MONTAGE OS v2.0 makes it easier to assign synth parameters to controllers such as the knobs, faders and Super Knob. For example, moving any physical controller now immediately shows destinations on the Controller Overview page. Several other workflow enhancements make it easier for musicians to interact with the vast MONTAGE Motion Control Synthesis.

Additional new features include a global setting for the A/D (external audio) input, which overrides the setting at the Performance level. This is useful for gigs or sessions where the player is using the input for the same purpose across all Performances. MONTAGE OS v2.0 also adds 87 new Performances, further expanding the amazing onboard content.

'With its absolute realism across acoustic and electronic Voice categories, plus the FM-X engine and extensive control and modulation options rivaling modular synths, MONTAGE was already the most powerful and versatile synthesizer in the world when it launched,' said Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, Yamaha Music Production. 'With OS v2.0, MONTAGE advances even further ahead of any other synthesizer in terms of sound, control and workflow.'

Pricing and Availability

Yamaha MONTAGE OS v2.0 is a free update and will be available to all MONTAGE users February 07, 2018.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2018 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 25-28, 2018, or http://4wrd.it/MONTAGE"

VSL Multi Product Demo : VCF-74 Mk2 ; D-ENV ; VCO-2


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Vintage SynthLab

"Vintage Synth Lab Eurorack modular synth product demo for the VCF-74 (mk2), D-ENV, and the VCO-2 (prototype phase).
In this video, we have our Beatstep Pro sending two separate sequences to the two independent oscillators of the VCO-2 (prototype dual CEM3340 oscillator), and the two independent D-ENV (Delayed Env Generators). The two D-ENV modules are sending envelopes to each VCO voice's VCF and VCA simultaneously, and respectively.

Note: the D-ENV is expected to start shipping in early February, while the VCO-2 is in prototype phase. We will be developing the next phase (as a likely production candidate) of our VCO-2 during the first half of 2018."

I believe this is the first post to mention the VCO-2. The VCF-74 Mk2 and D-ENV have been featured in previous posts. See the Vintage Synth Lab label directly below for more.

[NAMM] Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt Presentation


Published on Jan 25, 2018 Audiofanzine in English

"Here's a presentation of the new Pittsburgh Modular synthesizer at the NAMM Show 2018."

The Pittsburgh Microvolt 3900 for $629 US

NAMM 2018: Malekko Manther Groovebox


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

NAMM 2018 Waldorf Quantum


Published on Jan 25, 2018 sonicstate

"The Waldorf Quantum is a massively featured synthesizer with many classic Waldorf features and new synthesis options. We talked to Rolf avout it and took a listen to a few sounds."

I wonder whom he is referring to at 11:53? :)

Teenage Engineering Introduces the PO Metal Series


Published on Jan 25, 2018 teenageengineering

Playlist:
pocket operator metal series
PO-33 K.O! overview video
PO-35 speak
PO-35 SPEAK Tutorial by Cuckoo
PO-33 K.O! Quick Explain + Jam by Cuckoo


PO-32 tonic - $89

drum synthesizer and sequencer
with unlimited sounds from
microtonic vst (sold separately)
through data transfer.

real synthesizer engines
sequencer
parameter locks
step multiplier
unlimited sounds with micro tonic (sold separately) NEW!
built-in speaker
microphone for data transfer NEW!
3.5mm audio I/O
jam sync
animated LCD display
folding stand
break away lock tab NEW!
clock + alarm clock
battery powered (2xAAA)
1 month battery life
2 year standby time


PO-35 speak - $89

vocal synthesizer and sequencer with built-in microphone for 8 different voice character sampling.

microphone for sampling NEW!
120 seconds sample memory NEW!
sequencer
parameter locks
step multiplier
8 voice characters NEW!
8 effects NEW!
transpose and change scale NEW!
built-in speaker
3.5mm audio I/O
replaceable drum sounds with microtonic (sold separately) NEW!
jam sync
animated LCD display
folding stand
break away lock tab
clock + alarm clock
battery powered (2xAAA)
1 month battery life
2 year standby time


PO-35 speak - $89

vocal synthesizer and sequencer with built-in microphone for 8 different voice character sampling.

microphone for sampling NEW!
120 seconds sample memory NEW!
sequencer
parameter locks
step multiplier
8 voice characters NEW!
8 effects NEW!
transpose and change scale NEW!
built-in speaker
3.5mm audio I/O
replaceable drum sounds with microtonic (sold separately) NEW!
jam sync
animated LCD display
folding stand
break away lock tab
clock + alarm clock
battery powered (2xAAA)
1 month battery life
2 year standby time

Intellijel NAMM2018 showcase


Published on Jan 25, 2018 intellijel

Playlist:

1. Planar II - Synced CV Recording
The intellijel Planar II is synced to the Metropolis and has X and Y CV outputs patched to the Intellijel / Cylonix Rainmaker and the Rubicon II. As the loop plays, different gestures are recorded and played back via the Planar's recording interface. You can probably imagine how fun this is to play with!

Note: this is a prototype unit and the production version will look a bit different.

2. Morgasmatron acid riffing
Metropolis is sequencing the Rubicon II to create the riff and the Morgasmatron is filtering it with both filters in parallel. I crossfade from filter B in lowpass (LP) mode to filter A in bandpass (BP) before engaging the distortion switch and playing with some other settings.

3. Morgasmatron growling drones
A static pulse wave from the Rubicon II is filtered by the Intellijel Morgasmatron. The resonance, distortion, crossfading and some FM are all manipulated to explore some interesting and very analog sounding textures.

4. Rubicon II TZFM sweeps
The Intell Rubicon II Through Zero Frequency Modulation (TZFM) input is modulated by an Intellijel Dixie II sine wave. The modulator frequency is swept and the index (fm depth) is also manipulated.

5. Rubicon II sub warp
The Intellijel Rubicon II WARP circuit is explored. With nothing patched into the X input the WARP circuit combines the SUB and Tri-State pulse circuit to get a warped waveform. By changing the sub type, tsp type, pulse width or warp position you can manipulate and animate the timbre for extremely rich and fat sounding tones.

6. Rubicon II: Warping Sine
The sine wave from the Intellijel Rubicon II is patched into the X input of the WARP circuit. With the WARP control in center position (and squish circuit off) the sine wave is unchanged. Turning the WARP control up or down mutates the sine wave as does playing with the pulse width. Engaging the SQUISH circuit further enhances the timbre for interesting variations.

Update: and a pic:

NAMM 2018: Sensel Morph Touch Surface


Published on Jan 24, 2018 sonicstate

"Sensel Morph - custom multi-touch control interface with interchangable overlays for multiple applications."

NAMM 2018 - Thomas Dolby accepts Roland lifetime achievement award and plays "She Blinded Me with Sc


Published on Jan 24, 2018 Kraft Music

"Roland presents Thomas Dolby with a lifetime achievement award. Dolby discusses his relationiship with Roland instruments and performs 'She Blinded Me with Science' at the 2018 NAMM show."

https://www.kraftmusic.com

Some great history on this one, especially the back story of She Blinded Me With Science. Comes in around 4:24. Don't miss it!

NAMM 2018 4ms Company Spherical Wavetable Navigator Walkthrough and Sound Demo


Published on Jan 24, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Available soon

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com

You can find previous posts featuring the 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator here.

NAMM 2018 Verbos Electronics Multi delay Processor Walkthrough and Sound Demo


Published on Jan 24, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

AnalogueZone ► http://www.analoguezone.com


"The Multi-Delay Processor is a voltage controlled 8 tap digital delay with special tricks up its sleeve. It’s based on brand new converter technology delivering low noise and high headroom. No menus or hidden modes. Each of the delay taps has an output and an envelope follower! There are 4 preset mix outputs and a mix from sliders on the panel. The 8th tap feeds back through an octave up pitch shift and a reverb making space and shimmer effects possible."

NAMM 2018 - Clavia Nord Electro 6


Published on Jan 24, 2018 sonicstate

"Clavia show us the new Nord Electro 6D at Namm 2018"

You can find details on the new Nord Electro 6 here.
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