MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to bring you the 10.000$ Yamaha CS-80 sound in a 200$ Casio CZ synthesizer

Published on Feb 20, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

The feedback to my last Casioheim video was so big so I want to make another sound tutorial with one the most famous sounds from the expensive Yamaha CS-80. The vangelic synthbrass sound.

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

The famous CS-80 synth brass sound is one of the most iconic sounds in history of synthesizers. Used by Vangelis in the Bladerunner soundtrack. Sure is the Casio CZ no CS-80. The CS-80 is fantastic with unique sound. But you can create also on cheap and underrated synths sounds with legendary soul. Try it.

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

Also see: Casioheim - How to bring you the 5000$ Oberheim sound in a 200$ Casio CZ synthesizer

you, me and all these machines

you, me and all these machines from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

by ::vtol:: and lovozero

“You, me and all these machines” is a performance for voice and electronic devices. The vocalist puts on his or her head a specially designed wearable interface tool to interact with the voice and display a visual score. Technically, the device consists of several elements: a narrowly directional microphone driven by a motor; an LED strip that shows the vocalist score; remote control with a joystick used by the second participant to control the interface. Shifting the microphone against the mouth makes it possible to achieve interesting sound effects, and makes it easier to manipulate the vocalist's voice. The LED line consisting of 10 diodes is a very primitive, but effective and convenient way of interacting with the vocalist, and the way of interpreting the values ​​is predetermined before each performance. During the performance, a sound canvas is formed, thereby changing the dynamics, consisting of a set of looped fragments created within voice and interface processing elements, without using other methods to generate sounds.

Initially, the project was built around the idea of using the body and its capabilities as a starting point or even a resource for later use in a hybrid work. However, the idea was subsequently transformed into a more subtle practice of interaction between two artists, using an electronic device and sound performance as its direct consequence. At the same time, the idea of ​​domination and manipulation was replaced by sensitive interaction, and the "resource" became more and more a source of inspiration. In many ways, the work can be described as a way of interpreting complexities in the relations between a couple, and the displacement of these complexities to the domain of creative interaction.

- arduino
- mic
- servo motor
- leds

-pure data

VGM #130: Madeline & Theo (Celeste) Chill Synth-Folk Cover

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Ace Waters

"I adore this game. Its only February and I already have a strong GOTY contender. If you have been sleeping on this game, stop. Go play it. The music is incredible, and I just had to do a cover from this game. I have ideas, and might do more. We will see."

Neon City

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Heavily 80s influenced doodle on the OB-6 time machine.
Bucketload of chorus from Togu Audio Line on pretty much every track
Reverb from a Lexicon model 200
Multi tracked 6 times
No other instruments used - except drums (CR-8000)

filmed on a Porsche 924 (not mine) with my phone around and inside Blackwall tunnel {London]"

YUGAMI TSUMAMI// Prophet-12, Prophet-6, OB-6, System-8

Published on Feb 20, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"It means DISTORTION KNOB in Japanese"

Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Feature Update – February 2018 – String Muting & Volume Knob Mapping

Published on Feb 16, 2018 Artiphon

"What’s New:
You strummed, we listened. The INSTRUMENT 1 just got a major playability update for muting strings. Now simply strum a chord, and when you lift off the fingerboard the strings will automatically mute. Easier than pie.

Bonus: Strummed notes will ring out for as long as you can hold them with new infinite sustain. Can you hear it?

The volume knob also learned a new trick – it now sends data to your DAW (via CC#9) so you can map your favorite effects, dynamics, and more when using an external sound card or line-out from your iPad. Awesomely optional.

Previously, the bridge on Tap Fretted Strings mode was strummable. Now, it’s tappable. That just makes sense.

Bow method also gained velocity sensitivity, for the orchestrally-inclined. Perfect for Hans Zimmer covers – or John Williams, if you prefer.

How to Get It:
Simply open the Artiphon iOS app or Desktop Editor and follow the prompts to update your firmware."

One day, earth will turn green again...

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Jörg Schaaf

"Radikal Technologies Accelerator, Delta CEP A
Moeck C Recorder, Sonor Chimes, Rode NT2-A microphone
music written and performed by Jörg Schaaf"

Roland SH-09 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 055130

via this auction

Rare Wavemakers x2 KB-258 Dual Input Module

via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter w/ MPG80 and M64C Cartridge SN 532309

via this auction

"The last great Roland Jupiter. That classic silky sheen that you would expect from a Jupiter. This is a Rev 5, perfect for Pads and Strings. Just epic."

Octave Cat

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Roland TB-303

via this auction

KAWAI K4 | The Most Fascinating Soundscapes | HD DEMO

Published on Feb 20, 2018 AnalogAudio1
Re-Published on Feb 21, 2018

"(c) 2018 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the KAWAI K4 digital synthesizer from 1989 - The Most Fascinating Soundscapes.

All sounds come from a single Kawai K4 played live without additional effects - right from the stereo outputs of the K4. I played sounds programmed by me and some factory sounds.

The Kawai K4 has some excellent pad sounds to offer. Its resonant digital filter sounds very good! The drum section is also very good - you can create unique drum sounds from 2 waveforms per drum voice, which are each variable in waveform, pitch, decay and volume."

Sonicsmith - Controlling Sequential Circuits Pro One with a ConVertor

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Sonicsmith

"Our ConVertor synth is controlling a Sequential Circuits Pro One synth using pitch and gate CV outputs."

Controlling MOOG Model 15 with a Seaboard Block or any MPE - iPad Demo

Published on Feb 20, 2018 thesoundtestroom

"You can get MOOG Model 15 synth here at the App Store"

010//Synapse - a semi-self-generating Eurorack track

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A melodic, semi-self-generating modular patch using a small Eurorack setup sent through an Eventide Space shimmer reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on filterpong setting. No other processing has been applied.

This patch is only semi-random because I wrote the basic drum and melody sequences, but they are randomly reset and hold on some notes. All the filtering is also random.

I enjoyed making this patch, because there are a few interesting features:
- Firstly, the lower Mother 32 is the drums. I used a variation on the patch Moog demonstrated on their channel, but I used high-pass filtering rather than low pass, which changed the patching a bit. This Mother 32 is recorded straight into Ableton without any effects.
- Secondly, I used the AJH DH-ADSR to act as sidechain compression effect. It gets triggered on every drum hit, and I used the inverted output to mute the melody and bass when the drums sound, which adds a lovely pumping effect to this track.
- Thirdly, I used a square LFO to clock the 2 Mother 32s - but with the higher Mother 32, I used a trick of having it play at a very slow tempo when I patched the LFO into the tempo input. On the Mother 32, this uses the LFO as the clock source, but the Mother 32 actually runs at a slower but rhythmically-related speed, a quirk which I exploited to create the melody's syncopation.
The AJH VCO is supplying a drone bass, which is quiet, but you'd miss it if it wasn't there.

Also, trying out new lighting! Cheers to progression!

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

Synthchaser #095 - Oberheim OB-Xa Keybed Switch Matrix Repair

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Synth Chaser

"In this video we track down a problem that's causing a range of keys to be dead on this Oberheim OB-Xa. I explain what a switch matrix is and how it's used by synthesizers to scan the keybed--this is still the way things are done today! And we use our new knowledge of switch matrixes to repair the OB-Xa.

Parts, service and synthesizers available on my website."

Roland Keyboard Rigs Jean Michel Jarre

Published on Jan 22, 2018 RolandChannel

"From 1976’s smash-hit Oxygène to present day, Jean-Michel Jarre has enjoyed a 'personal relationship' with Roland and pushed these groundbreaking synths to greater heights. Find out how, as the French keyboards legend takes you on a guided tour of his live rig."

Also see: Roland Keyboard Rigs - On-stage with Stephane Gervais (Jean-Michel Jarre)

Moog Officially Introduces the Moog Synthesizer IIIp

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Moog Music Inc

"Watch as Anthony Gonzalez and Joe Berry of M83 patch in and explore the Moog Synthesizer IIIp."

"In the late 1960s, Bob Moog and a team of ten skilled technicians began hand-building cutting-edge musical instruments that they called 'synthesizers' -- instruments that would radically change the landscape of music.

The world got turned on to the idea of the synthesizer -- and electronic music -- through the visionary works of experimental musicians during the late 60s and early 70s. Wendy Carlos composed her sonic masterpiece Switched On Bach using the electronics of a customized Moog Synthesizer III--creating space for artists like George Harrison to employ his Moog Synthesizer IIIp on the Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, and Isao Tomita to shape the sounds of 'classitronica' using the first Synthesizer IIIp in Japan on Snowflakes Are Dancing.

Although production of Synthesizer IIIp was discontinued in 1973, these original modular systems designed by Bob Moog are inimitable in sonic character and remain highly coveted for their limitless reconfigurability and vibrantly organic musicality.

Nearly fifty years later, we are proud to announce the return of the Moog Synthesizer IIIp to production for a very limited time.

Every Synthesizer IIIp will be built using all-original documentation, art, and circuit board files. Moog Synthesizer IIIp production is highly limited. Only 40 units will be produced and sold worldwide.

Learn more about the Synthesizer IIIp HERE."

The new Moog IIIp was first announced here.

Novation Peak - How to get more envelopes!

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Enrique Martinez

"In this tutorial i cover how to utilize the LFO menu on the Novation Peak into tricking itself into thinking its an envelope! Bit of a hack if you'd want to call it that, haha.

More info on Peak -"

Roland Keyboard Rigs - On-stage with Stephane Gervais (Jean-Michel Jarre)

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Roland Canada

"We visited synthesist and technologist, Stephane Gervais, in his Quebec studio to discuss gear and music. As a touring musician and producer for Jean-Michel Jarre, Stephane Gervais describes the unique process of composing synth parts for the studio and stage."

Note the ARP 2500.

Also see: Roland Keyboard Rigs Jean Michel Jarre

New Black Corporation Polyphonic Kobol Coming to Superbooth18 in May

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child, via @blackcorporation_jp.

"blackcorporation_jpSomething new coming this May, we gonna show it at Superbooth in Berlin."

The image is blurry but you can find a sneak peek from NAMM posted here.

Deckard Dreams of PPG

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Dudadius

"To celebrate the completion of building the Deckard's Dream synth. Mash-up with a PPG Wave 2.2."

Protocole D - Behringer Model D Analog Synthesizer Module Demo by Lazzarus

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Lazzarus

"Kick/ HH/ Bass/ Lead/ Snare/ Noise/ Pad/ FX... All sounds is made with the Behringer Model D only.
The power of purple wig!!"



"Dual Circadian Rhythms. This is a modified version of the patch from the previous two videos. With a second CR I have enough trigger outs for my intended live system. In this version I changed some of the clock channels and distribution, modified the patch quite a bit actually. The patch is not even complete as I run out of long cables and couldn't connect Z8000 (to be clocked from the Trigger Riot and used as a modulation sequencer)

My main goal is to make the system as comfortable and easy to play as possible without compromising sound and music. The main sound sources were carefully chosen over the years, a lot of modules were discarded as unsuitable. what remained is the core: Tiptop Audio drum modules, all of them. I find them great for the purpose and it is very rare that I even like other drum modules and even less use them in the studio and even less live. At the moment I occasionally use the new MFB Bass522 bass drum - it is a very good alternative to the 808 / 909 bass drums and it fits nicely into the rest of the 808/909 sound. Tiptop BD808 is still my main bass drum. Tiptop 808 / 909 drum system is enforced with 4 Tiptop ONEs (one of them being TG-ONE), two loosely divided between percussion and hi hat sounds sounds, one is playing chords and TG-ONE is playing all sorts of Throbbing Gristle samples - surprisingly in the video TG-ONE plays the long dub chord sound...

After playing live for some time we've decided to split our duties, so each of us can concentrate on what he/she does best, so while Jessica is playing all the analog (modular) synths, I concentrate on drums and sampled sounds.

Recently I also added Piston Honda mk2 for a very rare time when I really want to add something other than drums or samples to what I'm hearing at the moment (I'm talking pure live improvisation) and so: I am not going to play live all those sounds at the same time, I am going to add either chords OR long TG samples OR Piston Honda to what Jessy is playing, maximum two but never three sounds simultaneously. This video is actually a test of patch, proof of concept if you will, I test ergonomics, ease of use patch logistics and of coarse sound. As I use the same sound sources during the whole live set (we tend to play longer and longer sets) I need to find a good way to process those sounds. I'm very happy with the fx, samples, percussion and bass drums. Hats on the other hand... I'm getting bored of running them through a Roland Demora, Erica Fusion Delay is also not a very good match for the hats. For Piston Honda I need to try another patch as well. But I will give both another try to be sure."

Korg Minilogue Covers by Julien Hauspie

Published on Feb 1, 2018 Julien Hauspie

Stranger Things Theme on Korg Minilogue
Death Stranding Theme on Korg Minilogue
Westworld Theme on Korg Minilogue
The Walking Dead Theme on Korg Minilogue
Blade Runner Theme on Korg Minilogue

Available now on Bandcamp:

All sounds are Minilogue, reverb is Valhalla Shimmer/Room

Bitbox 2.0 Demo

Published on Feb 20, 2018 1010music

"Introducing the next generation of bitbox, which is also available as a firmware upgrade. New features include polyphonic MIDI control, complex modulators, and zoomable waveform. Plus, there is a much improved workflow and numerous feature requests.

Learn more at"


Published on Feb 20, 2018 CRUEL & UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS


In this video we dive into the functionality and performance of this MONSTER SYNTH. Its a lot to cover but well worth the demonstration!

6 square wave oscillators
2 sine wave oscillators
12 Arcade buttons
filter envelope (fully adjustable rise and fall)
side panel mixer for sine and square mix output
Optical After-touch
Adjustable symmetry on both sines!"

Update: some pics via this auction

Soviet VST Synthesizers

Published on Feb 20, 2018 seek sound

meet Rhytm-2 VST synthesizer
meet Alice-1377 VST synthesizer
Polyvox VST synthesizer - experimental playing (3)
Polyvox VST synthesizer - experimental playing (2) using Brigade Delay
meet Polyvox VST synthesizer
Alice-1377 VST synthesizer - experimental playing (2)

Roland SH-101 Grey w/ Soft Case

via this auction

Kawai K5000S Additive Synthesiser SN 593776

via this auction

"KAWAI K5000s ADDITIVE SYNTHESIZER. Very clean example, all working. The S version has the built in arpeggiator and control panel, which makes a huge difference for tweaking sounds and is the one people go after. The keys have yellowed a little (they all do). Otherwise it's spotless, it was and still is the best example I've seen. Disk drive works, internal battery has been replaced. The LCD is still bright and easily readable/visible, but inevitably these do fade with time, and are easily replaced.

Comes with a high quality 'Thon' flight case (not pictured, its in the loft!), and patch 4-disk set (pictured and tested), plus OS disks and some other patch disks from the previous owner that I haven't tested but of course will include. These items alone would cost £2-300 alone. The OS is version 3. You can upload version 4 from this link."

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 SN 000353 w/ Extras

via this auction

via the seller: "I acquired this beauty, (restored by "Wine Country Sequential,") in 2003, making me the second user-owner. It never left my studio, except when I recently shipped it to (now) "Wine Country Productions" to service the electronics. During a thorough testing of the T8, I discovered something I never noticed during previous use--a very subtle shortening on decay and release times of 2 out of the 8 voices. That problem was resolved by replacing two IC chips. In addition, the mechanical keyboard was refurbished. I received the twice-restored T8 on 12-14-17. As a result of this overhaul, all keys are fully functional with no loud clacking sounds from hammers falling back on keys upon release. The keys trigger optical sensors instead of making physical contact, and are extraordinarily velocity sensitive for nuanced performance, and also have polyphonic aftertouch (a rare feature), with amplitude adjustment and 7 destinations--Frequency of Osc A & B, PW, Filter, Amp, LFO amount, and LFO frequency. The action is very similar to an acoustic piano. I haven't found another weighted keyboard synth or controller that compares. It mates very well with the (included) Roland P330 digital piano module, which contains variations of 3 grand piano sounds, harpsichord, clavi, 2 E. pianos (Rhodes), and vibraphone. The included T8 foot switch enables the programmable "2nd release" of the T8 sounds, and sustains the P330 via midi. You can also sequence and program change the P330 module from the T8's on-board sequencer."

Roland Jupiter 8

via this auction

"This Jupiter 8 is in good condition. It is a 12 bit DAC model, and the autotune can be a bit unstable. I have posted a youtube video to demonstrate the instability [further below]. All I have for filming at the moment is an iphone, but it should give a good enough idea of the tuning. In the video, I boot it up in test mode without autotune (it is fairly well calibrated without it) and play each voice over 3 octaves. I then show the effect of pressing the autotune 3 times and playing each voice over 3 octaves each time I press it. I'm not sure if it is a normal amount of instability for a 12 bit version, though I think some professional calibration would probably help. Besides the tuning instability, the synth is in excellent functional condition. The main cosmetic flaws are three small holes that a previous owner drilled into the top of the case above the control panel. Other than that, there are some scratches on the bottom and a few minor scratches elsewhere, but it is in very good shape other than these few flaws. Please see the pictures."

Korg Catalog Volume 6 - Original Vintage Synthesizer Brochure/Catalog

via this auction

"This is your chance to own this original vintage Korg Catalog from 1980 with all the best synthesizers Korg ever released.

This Korg Catalog contains picture’s and information of the Korg PS-3300/3200/3100 + the complete line of Korg MS-Series synth’s and much more.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Korg collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days."

Yamaha CS20M SN 1645

via this auction

"Rare and collectable Yamaha CS 20m analogue mono synth.
2 VCOs and a multimode VCF make this stand out from the rest of the sub 1000 pound synth class.
Good condition except for a few marks on the woodwork and general wear but quite good for a 38 year old synth!"

Yamaha EX5 Synthesizer Demonstration Songs

Published on Feb 20, 2018 DKDiveDude

"The Yamaha EX5 Synthesizer is my master keyboard on which via a MIDI Expander box plus lots of MIDI Through cables, I control my other 22 synths! This video includes 3 of the 4 demo songs that came on floppy disks with the synthesizer. Unfortunately I had to leave out # 4 due to a copyright issue. Along the video I annotate with the Yamaha EX5's, in my opinion, most notable features (specifications and abilities).

Please subscribe if you are interested future videos of demo's, sound creation, and music on in any of my equipment.

Check my other uploads for demo songs on Roland JD-990, E-Mu Turbo Phatt, Korg Radias, Korg Karma, Yamaha AN1x, Yamaha CS6x, Novation Nova, Roland JP-8080, Roland XP-30 plus over 100 original synth music compositions.

As listed in the video at the end, my current synths, groove boxes, drum machines, and gear are;
Alesis Ion, E-Mu TurboPhatt, Kawai K5000S, Korg Electribe MX, Korg M1R-EX (M1ex Rack version), Korg Karma, Korg Minilogue, Korg Radias, Kurzweil K2000, M-Audio Venom, Novation Nova, Roland D-550 (D-50 Rack version), Roland Gaia SH-01, Roland Super JD-990 (JD-800 Rack version), Roland JX-3P, Roland JP-8080 (Rack version of JP-8000), Roland SH-32, Roland TR-707, Roland XP-30, Yamaha AN-200, Yamaha AN1x, Yamaha CS6x, Yamaha EX5, Yamaha TX802 (Basically a DX7II in a Rack).

Behringer Xenyx 2442FX (Mixer but has 100 built-in effects), Boss RCE-10 Chorus, Boss VF-1 Effects, Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer but also used for instrument effects.

Behringer Xenyx 2442FX, Fostex 2016, and Samson PL2404.

Besides collecting, having fun and composing with synthesizers, I also sell Movie, TV, Game, and Anime inspired jewelry (Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, and Rings). Goto my website for links to where to check it out!"

Buchla - played in tune

Buchla - played in tune from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"For this video I used the half of a 158, 258r and 291 running into a 292 and 227e. Other hardware: RISE (single) to Max to Expert Sleepers ES-40 and ESX-8CV. Envelope Generator (Max) controls the 292, (Yamaha FC9) Expression- and Sustain-Pedal are connected via ADDAC Floor Control (no Max)."

A little Crumar DS2

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Synthead

Poly chaining analog synths with Logic Pro X

Published on Feb 20, 2018 treasurecharger

"You can do this too! The PolyChainer script for Logic Pro X's MIDI FX Scripter let's you play any number of instrument channels as if they were voices in a single polyphonic synth."

Make Noise 0-Coast, Dreadbox Erebus, Behringer Model D, Korg MS20, Arturia MicroBrute.

Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus - Playing and Patching Techniques

Published on Feb 20, 2018 HAINBACH

"Viewer Gary Morrisson requested a video going in detail on my Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus patching techniques, so I made one. This is the album I am talking about in the end: [embed below]

Gear top left to low right: Meng Qi Voltage Memory, Cocoquantus, Fostex X28H, Sidrax, Neunaber Slate, Alesis Wedge."

Dreadbox Hades and Erebus Jam #2

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Neoplasma


Filmed: Matina Hariskou
Edited: Alexandros Pashalidis

Modular Minute EP.9 Pittsburgh Modular Double Helix Oscillator (Eurorack Module)

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

Kick.S / X1275 (Goa Trance)

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Starstream Type-1
Digitakt (custom painted)

xOxbOx xOxHaert-mod
xOxbOx gizmOx Black Enclosure

NR Synth Ancestor

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Nr Synth

"Ancestor moog modular + SEM Filter.

Some exemples of classical electronic sounds."

See the NR Synth label below for more.

Patch n Tweak

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