MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

DSI OB-6 and Strymon Big Sky Ambient Improvisation

Published on Mar 13, 2017 David Maemone

"A little improvisation with the DSI OB-6 and Strymon Big Sky. Recorded straight into Logic with no processing other than a touch of limiting for level."

NAMM 2018: Mellotron! [Episode 34]

Published on Jan 29, 2018 CatSynth TV

"We visit the Mellotron both at NAMM 2018, hear a demo of a vintage model, and try out the new Mellotron M4000D Micro, the latest in the new digital series."

Some video of the actual Mellotron tape playing in this one.

'Believe Me' - Ngarjuna

Published on Jan 29, 2018 ngarjuna

'Believe Me'
Produced by ngarjuna
© 2018 Acid Coast

Patch Notes to the best of my recollection...
Main Acid Voice
Avalon standard filter
LFO’d by Sequencer One

12 Step Acid Voice
Avalon R:OTA filter
Manual LFO

Avalon standard filter

4x4 in Spark
Euclidian patterns in Patterning

Modular S&H Drone
Rubicon (sequenced with reference voltage)
Soft Sync (~50%) from Cranial Saw
TZFM from Cranial Saw SAW
SYM modulation from Octocontroller LFO
SAW out to Omsonic RNF
Modulated by Octocontroller S&H
Into uVCA

WC Melodic Fills
Sequenced by Rene
STO into Optomix enveloped by Maths
SHAPE modulated by Octocontroller

WC Swells
Sequenced by Sequencer One
PINK from Quantum Rainbow
VAR from STO SHAPE modulated by Sequencer One LFO
Into the Post Lawsuit Filter modulated by Octoconroller LFO and Maths envelope
Into Classic VCA enveloped by Maths
Sputnik FM’d by Sputnik 2 into Timbre
Timbre modulated by Maths envelope
Into Optomix enveloped by Maths

Believe Me Moto Patch
Sequenced by Sequencer One
Rubicon (with some modulation) SIG into Motomouth
FM from Sputnik Oscillator
CV from Maths + Octocontroller LFO
Into Zvex Instant Lofi Junky

FM Chaos Patch
Sequenced by Rene
Sputniks cross FM’ing one another
One side into the Timbre (SIN) the other VAR out to each channel of the Optomix

CS80 Improvisation

Published on Dec 8, 2015 musicjcr

Yamaha CS80 serial number 1199
Lexicon PCM 91

Yamaha CS80 - Preset 5 (Electric Piano)

Published on Sep 22, 2012 musicjcr

Reverb: Lexicon PCM91
Pad: Oberheim Matrix 12

Yamaha CS-80 , or Deckard's Dream , IT WILL BE SAME ???

Published on Jan 29, 2018 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"video made and produced by the classic vintage laboratory, and by Everton sound desgner ..."

Rheyne - Demonstration - Pico Quant (Erica Synths)

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Rheyne

"A demonstration of how an Erica Synths Pico Quant can be used to generate random, non-repeating melodies."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the REV2 and Yair Albeg Wein

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

"Israeli-born Yair Albeg Wein represents the new generation of composers who combine their unique traditional musical training with the gift of technological shrewdness. Yair grew up in a house with a long tradition in the arts: his mother a graduate pianist and educator of the prestigious Warsaw Music Academy, his uncle Yossi Wein, a world-renowned cinematographer and filmmaker. Since a young age, Yair has shown exceptional musical abilities, from playing the recorder to wining first prize competitions for classical guitar in which he was rated as the best guitar player in Israel for his age group. Yair attended the Jerusalem Music Academy.

Yair has credits spanning Israel to London to Hollywood. His scores are featured in Israeli TV shows, feature films, and worldwide advertisement campaigns. Yair’s music is also featured in some of the most exclusive catalogs of the industry including Sonic Symphony, Really Slow Motion, Demented Sound Mafia, and Warner Bros.

We chatted with Yair about how he’s using the Prophet Rev2."

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

Waldorf Quantum Sounds at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Waldorf showing us the awesome Quantum. It combines the raw power of a classic digital & analog hybrid synthesizer, with futuristic sounds that are only possible with today’s software synthesizers."


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Waldorf STVC Sounds at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Our buddy Bubba showing us the new The STVC from Waldorf. Just the thing for you if you love strings. The STVC. The German synth maker's latest 16-voice synth is based on the sound engine of the Streichfett but repackaged with a keyboard and a vocoder. Take a listen to this 16-voice synth!"


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Vermona RandomRHYTHM & MeloDICEr Sounds at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Vermona showed us some of the sequences that can be generated with their new probabilistic sequencers, the RandomRHYTHM and MeloDICEr at NAMM 2018. The sounds are also coming from Vermona Modules."


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Verbos Electronics Multi-Delay Processor Sounds at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Vebos Electronics showed us their new multi-tap delay module, the Multi-Delay Processor at NAMM 2018. The module has individual outputs for the taps as well as a mixer for the taps combined and some clever feedback routing options"

Intellijel Rubicon, Morgasmatron And Planar Sounds at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Intellijel showed us some sounds that can be created with their systems at NAMM 2018, in this video the new Rubicon thru zero VCO, Planar joystick with motion recording and Morgasmatron VCF were used."


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Koma Field Kit FX Sounds at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Koma Electronik showed us some of the crazy sounds their Field Kit FX can create in combination with a Field Kit and Komplex Sequencer."

Frap Tools Fumana Sounds at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Frap Tools showed us their new Fumana analog filter module and some of the sounds it can make at NAMM 2108"


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2hp Jam With New Drum Modules & Pluck at NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"2hp played this patch for us at NAMM 2018. Their new modules are used in this patch including the Kick, Snare, Hats, Pluck and VCO."


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Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

via this auction

Super nice shot.

"Amazing-sounding 12-voice hybrid analog / digital synthesizer. Brassy analog sounds (it's a Prophet after all), combined with modern digital vector wavetables and controls. Immediate gratification from all the knobs and buttons on the front panel. Easily goes from smooth, sweet pads to face-melting leads and basslines, and back."

Mutable Instruments Shruthi Royal Blue

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Polar White SN *EPEGUHnBZCK*

via this auction

White Dust Cover for the KORG Arp ODYSSEY MINI MK1

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

Roland SH-101 with Tubbtec SH1oh1 Mod

via this auction

Roland Boutique SH-01A Synth (Grey) & K25M Keyboard Unit

via this auction

Modular Performance ~::~ Dreams of Summer (Verbos, Mutable Instruments)

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Mike Thomas

"A slow evocative piece featuring Verbos Complex Oscillator and Harmonic Oscillator, and Mutable Instruments Elements."

Waldorf STVC at NAMM 2018 - Just Music

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"Sitting down cold with really no idea what was going to meet my ears, I was pretty impressed by how lovely this Waldorf STVC sounded. I hear people say it's just a Streichfett in a keyboard, but I don't know since I don't have a Streichfett. All I know is that this makes a great pad machine. Solidly built and felt really great. Lots of movement and morphing going on"

New Book on the History and Impact of MIDI, "Mad Skills: MIDI and Music Technology in the 20th Century"

Mad Skills: MIDI and Music Technology in the 20th Century is a new book from Ryan A. Diduck set to be released on March 13. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

The following is a quick intro from Ryan:

Growing from my PhD research at McGill University, under Jonathan Sterne's supervision, Mad Skills is a timely cultural history of MIDI — as you know, the most ubiquitous and yet invisible technology across the past thirty-five years of music making. In the book, I situate MIDI within a century's worth of innovation in musical instrument design, and chronicle the industrial and social forces that guided electronic music on toward its present trajectory. I'm honored that the revered British Ethnomusicologist Georgina Born wrote the book's foreword, and London-based Repeater Books will release Mad Skills in March 2018.

Here's what people are saying so far:

"Mad Skills is a history of electronic music technology, of scraps over standards, and of music's relationship to capital in the twentieth century. Through deep dives into archives, original interviews, and an aptitude for the Marxian archaeology of electronics, Diduck opens the black box of MIDI for all to see and hear." – Ben Tausig, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Stony Brook University.

'Most people have no idea what MIDI is, even though it undergirds and regulates a substantial swathe of the sounds they listen to and love. In Ryan Alexander Diduck’s deeply researched telling – a biography of a technology, with a caustic critical edge – MIDI takes on a personality of its own even as it standardizes global music-production to a hitherto unimaginable degree. Blending technical knowledge, business history, and cultural polemic, Mad Skills is a sharp study of a human invention that stamped its post-human character over an entire era of pop.' – Simon Reynolds, author of Retromania and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture

"A deep/clear read on historical and SOCIAL development of machine music; wisdom about MIDI finally.
– Dan Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never"

Fonitronik DIY - PS3100 Triple Vactrol Resonators - MVM #102

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out a DIY synthesizer module that we recently finished building, this is the PS3100 Triple Vactrol Resonators from Fonitronik DIY. Let's check it out.."

Synth Jam 60: Indigo, Moog Sub 37, DX7, JP8080, Korg Radias & MFB 522

Published on Jan 28, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"A new synth jam combining analog and digital instruments! Recorded live with Audioshare for iOS.

Roland MC808: MIDI sequencer
Roland JP8080: strings
Access Virus Indigo: Synth Arp
Yamaha DX7: FM Piano
Moog Sub 37: Synth Bass
DSI Tetra: Synth Bass & Lead
Korg Radias: Lead
MFB 522: Drums"

Korg Prologue Noodling at NAMM 2018 - Just Music

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"Just a few minutes trying out the Prologue from an INIT Patch and having a short go with it."

NAMM 2018 Delptronics ThereMorph, WII and more

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"out at NAMM 2018 Fluxwithit interviews Delptronics"

[Gear demo] Buchla + Analog Keys

Published on Jan 29, 2018 repeatle

"I've read some threads online where people wonder if it's possible to control a Buchla system from the Elektron Analog Keys or Analog Four.

It works perfectly. You need to adjust a few things on the Elektron unit. 10v gate plus 1.2 v/oct. It's possible to save these settings so it's a really easy way to have a great sequencer for your Buchla.

You can use slides, accents, trig conditions etc.

Not many sequencers can control a Buchla system like this!"

New DivKidVideo Digitone & Behringer D Videos

New Digitone video here, new Behringer D here.

Recording the Second Summer of Love (Acid Mix)

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Zoƫ Blade

ELZ_1 Sonicware NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 cuckoomusic

"Sonicware is debuting with their first hardware synth called the ELZ_1. The lead engineer is taking inspiration from NES, MSX, and I'm sure the OP-1, and making this sturdy little synth. There are still refinements to be made, but it's coming along nicely for a late 2018 release."

Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 refurbished/modded

Some pics of the inside. This one is in via John Ryan, via this auction


Cleaned all pots/switches
No notorious black gunk on the board (this was a problem with these)
Replaced every electrolytic capacitor with new ones
Replaced all the faders with brand new ones

Changed it so Oscilator 2 pitch change now goes up/down a little more than an octave
Added 1/4 inch output jack
Added LFO speed switch that gives option for normal/fast/slow LFO
Modified it for better gate response
Increased audio output level
Change Ring Mod input from Osc 1 square only to post-switch/pre-mixer Osc 1

The MG-1 includes:

Two oscillators with sync & detune, one producing either a Square or Sawtooth waveform, with the other producing either a Pulse or Sawtooth waveform.
One 24db/oct low pass filter/VCF, that can use the envelope generator, has three-position keyboard tracking, and is capable of self oscillation.
Three-part envelope generator, with separately adjustable Attack and Decay or Release, and selectable Sustain on or off. The Envelope Generator can be triggered by either the keyboard, or the LFO.
Oscillator 2 can be tuned independently or hard-synced to Oscillator 1.
Noise generator. (Digital Pseudo-Random Noise)
Ring modulation (called "Bell Tone" this is Amplitude Modulation of VCO 1 and 2).
Polyphonic oscillator. This is a divide-down square wave generator. It is routed to the VCF and the VCA.
LFO that can modulate the oscillators and the filter using a Triangle, square or random Sample and Hold waveform
Voltage controlled amplifier with Keyed, Hold, and Envelope modes (accessed via 3-way switch, misleadingly only labelled "Tone Sources" but also affects Poly signal)
Portamento (called "Glide")
External Control inputs for pre-MIDI CV/Gate."

ROLAND JD 990 Super JD + Vintage Synth expansion & soundbanks library

via this auction

"ROLAND JD 990 Super JD including the Roland SR-JV-04 Vintage Synth expansion fitted internally and including a massive soundbanks library in sysex format gathered in the past 20 years The module is perfectly working and it will serve flawlessly your music production!"

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Roland A-01 Boutique Controller/Synth + K-25M Keyboard

via this auction

Roland SH-101

via this auction

"Classic vintage analog synth needs absolutely no introduction

The chassis has a couple of marks which I have highlighted in the pictures, that's the only issue that needs to be mentioned, other than that the cosmetic shape is excellent.

The synth has recently been serviced and works perfectly, with accurate tuning and no noise or any other problem."

Roland Juno-6, Vintage Analog Polysynth

via this auction

Yamaha FS1R FM Synthesiser SN PH01145 w/ OS Version 1.20

via this auction

"In 1998, after several years without producing a single FM synthesizer, Yamaha released a new FM powerhouse...the FS1R. This little beast is far from your average FM synthesizer. Not only is it an eight-Operator variant, as opposed to the six- and four-Operator FM of the DX/TX lines, but it also features a new technology called Formant Shaping Synthesis. Formants are the spectral patterns making up the sounds of human speech. This allows for the creation of vocal like timbres but can also be applied in many different ways to create incredibly unique sounds that you won't find on any other synths."

FAT Freebass FB383 & MAM FB33

Freebass FB-383 via this auction

MAM FB33 via this auction

"Famous German made TB303 clone sold under different names:
Freebass FB-383

This is the Orange and silver version, I also have the older black version for sale. Perfect condition.

The MB 33 is a rack-mounted TB-303 clone released in the mid-nineties by German synth maker MAM (Music And More). It's basically identical to the Freebass 383 (which had a different front-panel design). It is a true analog monophonic bass synthesizer with MIDI implementation so you can create 303-like bass lines from your sequencer. Its single VCO offers the same two basic waveforms as the TB-303: a sawtooth and square wave. But in the MB 33 they can be mixed together for a more interesting tone than the 303 could originally produce.

Additional knobs control the VCO tuning, filter frequency cutoff, resonance, envelope mod amount, envelope decay time and accent intensity - the same controls found on the TB-303! The 24dB lowpass filter can also produce the characteristic sound of the 18 dB filter used in the original 303. There's also an auto-slide function (4 octave range) for producing those 303-style slides and a separate input for filtering external signals through it. Unfortunately there is no program storage."

ACCESS VIRUS TI w/ Original Box

via this auction

006//R.E.M. [Melodic Ambient] - Mother 32 and Eventide Space

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A dark, melodic, semi-self-generating patch made on 1 Mother 32 sent through an Eventide Space hall reverb. No other processing has been applied.

After 001//Slumber, I wanted to see whether I could make a similar patch using just 1 Mother 32, without using any processing inside Ableton, and without using an external MIDI clock - just a Mother 32 and an Eventide Space being recorded. This is the result, which was much better than I expected!

The patch is semi-random, as the notes are sequenced. My main issues were sequence speed, and randomness; to slow the sequence down to below the internal tempo limit, I patched the square LFO to the Run/Stop input, causing the sequencer to turn off and on. To get more than 1 random voltage source I used the KB output, which, when mixed with other modulations, isn't obvious that the 'random' voltages are just following the note pitches.

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:"

Korg Prologue: overview of all new FX, filter, 16 VPM oscillators and more

Published on Jan 29, 2018 loopop

"This video is a comprehensive overview of the main new features of the Korg Prologue, including:
1. Sound tests of all 16 new VPM oscillators
2. A review of the prologue modulator/carrier structure and where the 7 fm parameters fit in it;
3. Sound tests of all the sub fx types of all six new effects
4. Sound demos of the new filter and compression features
5. Demos of the various voice and multitimbral options
6. Playing some presets..."

Roland JD-XA Sound Demo

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Stochastic Design

"In this video, we show a few patches we've created, and use the onboard sequencer for riffs associated with the sounds. Just a first look, nothing too remarkable. Let us know in the comments if you would like to see more in-depth sound design on this red beast!

The JD-XA has been described both as the spiritual successor to the JD-800, and a sound designer's dream.

The physical design and the way some features have been implemented seems to have prevented it from being universally praised, but the sonic capabilities of the hybrid analogue/digital synth engine are interesting."

New Digitone Elektron FM Jam Test @ NAMM 2018

Published on Jan 29, 2018 Ulises Lozano

Digitone Elektron Synth FM NAMM 2018 Presentation

NAMM 2018 Noise Engineering Eurorack Modules

Published on Jan 28, 2018 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"Noise Engineering shows its latest offering for us while I creep on em."

ER-301 Sample slices sequenced

Published on Jan 28, 2018 Sequenox

"Sample of Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas sliced and played by Intellijel Metropolis at 80 BPM"

Lyra 8 - Winden

Published on Jan 28, 2018 Kyle Swisher

"Lyra-8 through an Eventide Space reverb. Recorded to 1/4 inch tape at 7 1/2 ips."

Digitakt Ambient

Published on Jan 28, 2018 Flohr

"Started out with a piano loop that I ran through some Moogerfoogers and then resampled. A version of that is the crunchy bit that fades in over time. Resampled one pass of the original piano and dropped that two octaves down as well."

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