MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SERGE WAD+GE PITCH&ENV FOLLOWER @EMS


Published on Apr 11, 2018 noyzelab

"A quick iphone recording during a Rainwire [Processed] session on the Serge modular at EMS Stockholm. I'm sending out a Rainwire recording into the Serge / Gentle Electric Pitch & Envelope Follower. This is extracting control signals for a large patch on the Serge, mainly centred around the Wilson Analog Delay. Both of those named modules are ultra-rare, and I was super lucky to be able to have these sessions using them!

Recorded June 2017 at EMS Sweden during my Regional Arts Fellowship. This Regional Arts Fellowship is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

More details on the Rainwire project can be found here: http://rainwire-project.blogspot.com.au/

EMS Stockholm : http://elektronmusikstudion.se/

Thanks to absolutely everybody at EMS!!"

Testing https...

Just a heads up, I'll be testing Bloggers' https settings for a little bit. Some site functionality like the archives page might not work. Posts should be fine. This site doesn't require login so https is technically not necessary, however, the internet...  If I can get everything working I will keep https on, if not we'll go back to http.

Update: After a few tweaks it looks like it is working.  Https it is.  If anyone notices any problems with the site, let me know either via the comments or the email icon on the bottom right of the site.  I'll leave this post up for that reason, and as a bookmark on when the site switched to https.

Update2: Recent comments weren't working.  They are now fixed.  I also noticed the site was a bit slower to load over https but it seems to be getting better over time. I'm guessing images just needed to get cached again. If you experience the same give it a few visits for things to cache.

Jomox Alpha Base "in the mix" - Oberheim Matrix-1000, Novation Peak, Deluge, Acidbox


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Charles Whiley

"Here we have a simple 4 on the floor kick drum sequence running from the Jomox Alpha Base analog drum synthesizer. This is my very first attempt at sending MIDI clock to it and integrating it with the rest of my gear. The shaker/hat sound is not the Alpha Base but rather is coming from the Synthstrom Deluge's internal drum samples. The bass line is the Oberheim Matrix-1000 w/ Stereoping controller, Erica Synths AcidBox II, and the TC Electronics G-Major effects processor. The melodic line is the Novation Peak."

ALM Busy Circuits SMT soldering technique


Published on Apr 11, 2018 noyzelab

This one in via noyzelab. Always fun to see the makers behind the scenes, along with some useful tips in this one.

"A quick iphone recording during my visit to ALM Busy Circuits HQ in July 2017. I asked Matthew if he'd give me a quick primer on how to solder SMT chips, so grabbed this video of the process.

Recorded during my Regional Arts Fellowship. This Regional Arts Fellowship is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

http://busycircuits.com/

Thanks to Matthew & family for great hospitality! and for the Akemie's Castle which you can hear on my recent NYZ - DSP TRX release on Psoma Psi Phi :

https://pspsph.bandcamp.com/album/dsp..."

Moog Rogue Vintage Synthesizer SN 6192


via this auction

"This Moog Rogue synthesizer has recently been serviced. In great condition. Service ticket is included in the photos. Everything is in working condition."

Western Sycamore // Elektron Digitone Ambient


Published on Apr 11, 2018 r beny

"Reflection and contemplation with the Elektron Digitone."

OutdoorJam 01


Published on Apr 9, 2018 Nicolas Díaz

"Original track © Nicolás Díaz. 303Bassline on Twitter.

You can download this tune for FREE at: https://soundcloud.com/user-180346298...

iPad Pro 10,5" running:

+ Moog Model 15 app, played with left hand. (On Novation Launchkey25)
+ Moog Animoog, played with right hand.
+ Moog Model D app, sequenced by Fugue Machine app.
+ apeSoft iDensity, autonomous granular wizardry.
+ Patterning drum machine app going through Amazing Noises Dedalus.

All setup in Kymatica AUM audio mixer, simultaneous recorded to 5 stereo tracks.
Midi control / manipulation via Novation Launchkey25.
At home, I touched the individual tracks with a little bit of EQ.

Copyrighted, but feel free to download and share. Let me me know if you use the music in your DJ set or video ;)

Thanks for listening and have an AWESOME day!

All rights reserved. Copyrights (c) 2018, Nicolas Diaz Penning de Vries"

Modified KORG Monologue Desktop Minus Keys


via @pthelo

"Who needs keys, when the Korg Monologue can be transformed into a hot rockin' tabletop synth!? Besides, I already have 135 other full sized keys in the studio! @korg_inc @KorgUSA @pthelo"

Update: making of video added below.


Korg Monologue Analog Synth Mod Published on Apr 12, 2018 Make Something 2

"Turning a Korg Monologue Synthesizer into a desktop module with wood panels."

Octatrack 808 & 909 Sample Pack Demo


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Octatrack sampler demoing the preloaded parts, patterns and scenes from Goldbaby's Caught on Tape 808+909 sample pack.
Really punchy and versatile drum sounds from Roland classic drum machines and the demo bank is a wonderful way to get a taste of the sonic potential of not just the samples but also the Octatrack itself.

https://www.elektron.se/soundpacks/ca..."

Waldorf Microwave 1 Rev B SN 9433455


via this auction

"If you are reading this you know this somewhat rare, but classic wavetable synth has CEM3387 filters like Waldorf Wave...and the newest V2.0 EPROM.

Insides are clean and pristine. Outside has the usual paint wear of the Rev Bs. Made circa 1994."

Pics of the inside below.

Analogue Solutions Leipzig-S


via this auction

MESSE 2018: Ferrofish B4000+ Hammond Organ


Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

Check out the little screen with the tiny drawbars.

MESSE 2018: General Music Elka Panther Organ Recreation


Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

"Spotted at the General Music booth in the ominously quiet hall 11.1, was a virtual Organ instrument based on the little known Italian Elka Panther - an organ made in the 1960s to sound like the classic Vox Continental and Farfisas of the time.

The Panther was modeled after they found a pristine Panther original in the estate of an ex Elka employee. Together with all the schematics and manuals.

The new Panther virtual will be available soon priced at around 99 Euros from General Music.
Frozen Reverbs Racks for Live: http://bit.ly/freezemachines"

MESSE 2018: SSSR Labs - Eurorack Modules From Russia


Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

"In this video we take a look at a couple of things from the expanding range including the KOTELNIKOV, SM630 AWS and the Matrixarchate."

MESSE 2018: Playtronica - Play Your Fruit Bowl as an Instrument!


Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

See the Playtronica label below for more.

MESSE 2018: CHRT Synthesizer - A True Analogue Monophonic Valve Synthesizer


Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

Update: one more from Synth Anatomy:

MESSE 2018: CHRT Synthesizer - Analog Valve Instrument For Wind Instrumentalists | SYNTH ANATOMY



via http://www.chrtsynth.org

"CHRT Synthesizer is a true analog monophonic valve sythesizer, designed mainly as a sound module for MIDI wind controllers, such as Yamaha WX5 or Akai EWI. A slight variation of firmware can turn it into a greatly responsive sound module for a keyboard player.

The main features of CHRT Synthesizer are:

natural electric, real synth sound - no attempts to "sound-like-some-acoustic-instrument"
different approach to sound synthesis compared to mainstream subtractive analogs - something I would like to call Natural Synthesis
the whole tone signal path is a pure thermionic valve circuit, digital circuits are used only for what they are good at - MIDI to CV, tuning, etc.
it is designed by a saxophonist, therefore with great demands on dynamics, phrasing, articulation, accents - simply a real musical instrument you have to learn a bit how to play
which means it fully utilizes all MIDI data coming from the wind controller
proper design in terms of earthing, ground circuit and shielding ensures that the instrument has no hum or noise issues
The basic CHRT Synthesizer design is a 2U 19" rack

shipped as a DIY kit, while you can decide on the level of help and assistance with assembly, boards soldering, activation and debugging.

However, the structure is quite flexible and can fit, for example, into some vintage cases. Please do not hesitate to discuss the possibilities.
Here is the CHRT Synthesizer built into a case rescued from a wreck of a 50s tape recorder:

The software part - firmware can be adopted to your needs, e.g. a custom MIDI implementation. Please do not hesitate to discuss the possibilities."

MESSE 2018: Waldorf Quantum - New Patches, More Sounds


Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

New Exodus Audio Valkyrie - Musikmesse 2018 Videos


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"8-part multitimbral synth"

MESSE 2018: Exodus Digital Valkyrie Synthesizer First Look | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Apr 11, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At this year's Musikmesse 2018, Exodus Digital surprised the synth community with the Valkyrie, a new digital Synthesizer. As promised, here is a first look at the instrument including some of the questions from the community. Sound Demo:" posted here.

MESSE 2018: 128 voice VA - Exodus Digital Valkyrie - First Look!

Published on Apr 11, 2018 sonicstate

"The Valkyrie has caused quite a storm over the last few days and certainly for us here at Sonic we were very interested in getting some more information on this new synthesizer."

See the Exodus Digital label below for more.

Techno Track completely arranged with Modular Eurorack Synthesizer


Published on Apr 10, 2018 modularbastelbauecke

"My first try to sequence and arrange a whole track using my modular synth alone."

Intellijel Tetrapad - modular jam session


Published on Apr 11, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on http://music.ollilab.com/ and https://www.patreon.com/theBURG

I received the Intellijel tetrapad today, this got me really excited as this takes my "control boat" to the level where i want to be.. e.g tactile surfaces to control voltages and what nots in my modular system. It helps with not having to dive in between cables, e.g just patch up the stuff i usually want to control, or some other weird stuff and go with the flow. :)

I took a track that i am currently working on, sort of finished up.. used that old patch to save some time, slowed down the bpm a bit and hooked up the tetrapad.

Tetrapad is in fader mode, with 1-.3 in latch, and 4 momentary. First one listed is fader, second is pressure.

Fader 1: Ripples filter cutoff and an envelope release/fall in maths used for the A-111-3 VCO bass line. VCA is uVCA, driven pretty hot.

Fader 2: Structure and Brightness to the Rings melody.

Fader 3: uVCF filter cutoff and timbre for the SYNC sound sequence on braids.

Fader 4: Pitch and decay for the BIA rhythm pattern.

All is sequenced by the winter modular eloquencer. There is also a fair bit of modulation going on from PAM and uO_C, especially for BIA to create some extra movement to the drum pattern.

FX for Rings and Braids is the strymon timeline, BIA and A-111-3 keeley caverns."

Make Noice Timbre Farm Overview Videos


Published on Apr 11, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Timbre FARM: Frequency, Amplitude, and Ring Modulation with Black and Gold Shared System Plus. "

Playlist:
Timbre FARM: Frequency Modulation
Timbre FARM: Amplitude Modulation
Timbre FARM: Ring Modulation
Timbre FARM: Irrigation

Møffenzeef Mødular Stargazer


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Møffenzeef Mødular

ON SALE 9AM 4/11/18


via Møffenzeef Mødular

"GALILEØ WØULD SHIT HIS PANTS

STARGAZER is øne beast øf a drøne machine: dual wavetable øscillatør with ninety arbitrary waveførms, twø resønant løwpass filters, three wavetable LFØ's, sample rate reductiøn, bit rate reductiøn, amplitude mødulatiøn, and CMØS distørtiøn. The expressiøn pedal input can be used tø cøntrøl the speed øf all three LFØs at the same time which free up your hands tø cøntrøl øther aspects øf the drøne. This cømpact røbust instrument is høused in a rugged sheet metal encløsure. STARGAZER can handle the abuse it will inevitably take at gigs and is røad ready før whatever horrible treatment lies ahead. Stare intø the sky møuth agape while shredding parallel dimensiøns with this hypnøtic vømitrøn.

FEATURES:

DUAL WAVETABLE ØSCILLATØR WITH 90 ARBITRARY WAVEFØRMS

SUBØCTAVE, DETUNE, VØLUME FØR SECØND ØSCILLATØR

2 RESØNANT FILTERS

SAMPLE RATE REDUCTIØN

BIT RATE REDUCTIØN

DIGITAL VCA

3 WAVETABLE LFØS

CMØS DISTØRTIØN WITH 100X GAIN

EXPRESSIØN PEDAL INPUT

1/4" AUDIØ ØUTPUT, IMPEDANCE MATCHED FØR GUITAR AMPS & EFFECTS

6VPP ØUTPUT: SUPER LØUD!

TEENSY AUDIØ LIBRARY/ARDUINØ CØMPATIBLE

SPECS:

’STANDARD’ 9VDC CENTER NEGATIVE "BØSS STYLE" REGULATED PØWER SUPPLY (NØT INCLUDED)

CURRENT DRAW: 70MA +9V

100K ØUTPUT IMPEDANCE

DIMENSIØNS: 6.77” X 7.77” X 1.5”

Audiothingies DoubleDrummer - Sound tweaking (w/ BSP + Bass Synth)


Published on Apr 11, 2018 audiothingies

"In this video, I am starting from a preset I just made for this video, and I am tweaking each voice to show some of the the sound shaping options.
At the end, I reload the preset and play a bit with the master FX.

DoubleDrummer is sequenced by Beatstep Pro
Bass is from a simple modular patch (and CV/Gate sequenced by Beatstep Pro)"

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Sounds like Fatboy Slim (Rockafeller Skank)


Published on Apr 11, 2018 amenemo1010
Update: Re-Published as Teenage Engineering OP-1 Sounds like Fatboy Slim Rockafeller Skank / revise

"* final song at 04:52

Hello fat skinny guys! In this video I will recreate the sound of the famous song by the sacred monster Fatboy Slim 'Rockaffeller Skank', at the time lovely made entirely with 2 sampler units akai s950 and its trusted Atari ST1040. At the base of this song there are some samples that we will review and resample together with this little hell from Teenage Engineering, the OP1. Obviously I added my creative contribution and my messes, because it is too fun to use this little big synth to get any kind of sound, ok I admit, I'm in love with the "electronic" 90s productions but this was understood! :) Take chips, turn up the volume to the max and enjoy !!

*** special thanks to Roberto Forlini for his groove on the Drum!"

06-The Roland SH-101-Part 6-Automation (sequencer, etc.)


Published on Apr 11, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the functionality of the digital sequencer, etc. present on the Roland SH-101."

All parts here.

DrummingEvil Analog FM Drone Synth - Testing the first voice


Published on Apr 11, 2018 DrummingEvil

"A little teaser of my latest creation: an 40106 based FM sawtooth synth box. It's great :D"

JUNO60 does TB303 sound / simple sequence


Published on Apr 11, 2018 se7ense7

I found that you can use a Juno for simple 303 patterns (my Juno has midi).

Synth Jam 65: Moog Sub 37 & Yamaha DX7 II


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"A synth jam to relax :) Moog Sub 37 and Yamaha DX7 II.
Effects used: Zoom MS-70CDR (Sub 37 chorus, delay and reverb) and Lexicon MPX-1 (DX7 reverb)."

ARP QUADRA


Published on Apr 11, 2018 FRANCK LHERMET

Mode Machines-OMF-1 (Oakley Moog Filter) Analog filter with Arturia Modular V


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Mode Machines-OMF-1 (Oakley Moog Filter) Analog filter with Arturia Modular V"

Touché & Minilogue : Stack Bass


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Expressive E

"In this series of videos, we explore some of the presets for the Korg Minilogue that comes with every Touché.

Touché ships with Lié, its companion software. Lié is a host of plug-ins and comes with tailor-made sounds and configurations for a selection of synthesisers, as well as tools to make your own software and hardware presets.

Those hardware presets for Touché are templates that make your experience truly plug-and play with hardware synthesisers from Moog, Dave Smith, Korg, Roland, Nord, Yamaha, Novation, Elektron, Arturia, Waldorf...

For a selection of synths, the hardware presets for Touché are one step further, matching some of their factory presets.

All hardware presets can be saved in Touché's internal memory, in order to use Touché in standalone, without any computer."

Testing implementation of MIDI control on the Moog Prodigy


Published on Apr 11, 2018 Konstantin T

"Recently got my hands on a Moog Prodigy to refurbish for a studio. At the end of calibrating, decided to add a quick MIDI input through a microcontroller and DACs for converting the data to control voltage and patching into the synthesizer. This is a little test improvisation recorded with the Prodigy controlled by MIDI, backed up by the bass performing on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP synthesizer."

Synth Jam 64: Yamaha Tenori-on


Published on Apr 10, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"An old jam with the Yamaha Tenori-on which was lost here in the middle of my unlisted YouTube videos :)"
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