MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Always Going up - Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

Published on May 19, 2018 100 Things I Do

"Thought I would try something a little different this week, This clip is an experiment in taking the H3000 and using the H910 Algorithm to loop back on its self while slowly increasing pitch. Too much seemed to overwhelm the synth and sound quite horrible, just a taste every now and then seems to create some more interest in what would otherwise be quite a basic sound."

EARLY DEATHS// Prologue, Prophet-6, TR-808

Published on May 19, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Left the camera audio on 🤷‍♂️"

The Final Ascent

Published on May 19, 2018 davidryle

"Built from a bass line on the large format modular Q960 sequencer and a progression from Cthulhu Chords. A second section using MI Rings, a Turing Machine, a second Q960 with the Double Deka VCO/5 Pulser and four Q106 vco's through a Segwencer. Other synths included the OB6, JV1080 and System 8.
Recorded in Cubase and video edited in Final Cut Pro."

1974 Conn Electric Band SN 008857

via this auction

"Very rare and works perfectly. This keyboard is in great vintage condition and ALL aspects function as designed. This is known for its striking appearance and unusual features. Among the 14 instrument names include “hill band”, “blast off” and “space junk” . Press the “adjustables on” button to activate the 7 ANALOG CONTROLS! The pitch selector has “high, normal, low, deep AND sub”! Six rhythms are available including “teen beat” and a tempo speed control. Separate left hand selects and volume control. A three stage SPRING REVERB adds to the (already significant) bad-assery of this instrument. To me it looks like something Brian Eno would’ve played in his Roxy Music days!"

You can find video demos of the Conn Electric Band in the archives here.

Roland JX3P, PG200, Original Hard Case, & Both Manuals

via this auction

System Cartesian - thought division

Published on May 19, 2018 Jae Ryan

"the Telharmonic takes us on a little ambient journey with heavy lifting from wogglebug, MATHS, my index fingering a custom cloud patch on the strymon bigsky."

RUPA ★ Ambient ★ Dave Smith Evolver ★ Strymon Big Sky Reverb ★

Published on May 19, 2018 Jay Frederick

"★ RUPA ★ Ambient ★ Dave Smith Evolver ★ Strymon Big Sky Reverb ★

In Hinduism and Buddhism, rūpa means, in general, "material form." In the Pali Canon, it is expressed as three constructs: 1) rūpa-khandha – "material forms," 2) rūpa-āyatana – "visible objects," and 3) nāma-rūpa – "name and form" or "mind and body."

Live performance with Dave Smith Evolver into the Strymon Big Sky Reverb.

All sounds and effects from the Evolver and Strymon recorded directly into Protools with minimal compression and EQ."

DSI / 8Dio Sequential Prophet X Program: "Xie Xie Synth"

Published on May 19, 2018 8dioproductions

"Prophet X Live Demonstration by Troels Folmann. Audio was recorded directly out of the Prophet X.

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Xie Xie Synth is more of an olskool vibe sounding patch - mixing both synth oscs with vocals and slightly detuned electric guitar - playing both forward and backwards at the same time."

Strong Karplus

Published on May 19, 2018 zack dagoba

"Trying out some Karplus Strong patches on the Modcan, using the model 38A VC Flanger. NICE!"

Danger & Dreams by Cornel Hecht

Published on May 18, 2018 FLUIDE INTERACTIVE

Roland Jupiter 6 sequences & PPG Wave 2.2 and 2.3 pads.

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"The story about Danger & Dreams goes back to a call from a film producer who wanted something "Stranger Things"-esque for his film, which I then produced quite quickly.

Those who know Stranger Things (series on Netflix) will know that the music sounds very electronic and reminds of Tangerine Dream. Musically it is something like "Berlin School", some TD and of course also some Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein aka Survive!

Look forward to an exciting web of pulsating sequences and synthesizer sounds, with nice old and well-known sounds appearing here and there, which you have certainly heard in this way before in the 80s.

I produced it and used many old vintage synthesizers, like the PPG Wave 2.2 and 2.3, which both fire out some fat pad sounds. Or the Roland Jupiter 6, which contributes sequences.

The film is about aliens "terraforming" the overheated planet Earth so that people can live together in peace again. Anyone who sees parallels to the Syrian war and the exploitation of resources, isn't completely off!

Let's go! Danger & Dreams! The invasion will start now!"

Super Rare Sound Connection 128 Rom for Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer

via this auction

"For Yamaha DX7 synthesizer keyboard. 128 ROM. Sound connection. Has Bank Select. Ancient dino synth. 1970-1990 sounds."

Never posted one of these before. MATRIXSYNTH - capturing the tchotchkes of synth history. Like the brown case.

a Story of 3 Modules #6 - GridSeq, Wave, Ritardo in VCV Rack

Published on May 19, 2018 Omri Cohen

"3 modules are telling their story..."

Cover: Wintergatan - Marble Machine. Using two MIDI YM3812 modules

Published on May 19, 2018 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"This video shows by using two YM3812 MIDI modules all the parts of the marble machine song can be replicated. The first YM3812 does the vibraphone, the second does a synth bass and the percussion sounds. Both sound sources are drawn on an oscilloscope to give you something to look at."

Wintergatan - Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)

Published on Mar 1, 2016 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"Get the audio track 'Marble Machine' by Wintergatan:

Marble Machine built and composed by Martin Molin
Video filmed and edited by Hannes Knutsson

Costume designed by Angelique Nagtegaal"

Marienberg Modular Sequence

Published on May 19, 2018 Korgator
(C)19.05.2018 by Jens Mechler aka Korgator
2x VC EG A
2x Multiples

At the Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C.

via cebec

"Friend took these at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. during an open house."


Top 5 Digital Synths According to Synth & Sundry

Published on May 19, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Digital synth ranking based on sound, design, features and my own experience with the synths where applicable. The backing music is made with the #1 synth. Are any of these digital synths in your top 5? Which ones would you pick?"

Moogfest 2018 | Spatial Sound :. Live Stream

Last streamed live on May 1, 2017 Moogfest

Bookmark this page and check back for performances.

"Watch all the one-of-a-kind performances from Moogfest's flagship Spatial Sound programming, featuring the revolutionary A3 sound array by Meyer sound, with sets by Mouse on Mars, Jon Hopkins, Jenny Hval, Author & Punisher, Suzanne Ciani, and more."

Equinoxe X

Published on May 19, 2018 MrFirechild

"Here is a track trying to capture the vibe of the JMJ golden years. Using vintage synths like the Minimoog, Matrix-12 with analog chorus and Small Stone, Prophet-T8 and some 5U modular stuff. The hybrid synth Waldorf Wave is making some pads and finally some samples from TR606 and Korg Minipops complete the rhythm section. Composed and produced by"

Steiner Parker Synthasystem Sketches

Published on May 19, 2018 Todd Barton

"I've been getting back into exploring my Synthasystem and posting sketches on my Instagram
Here are the collected 6 sketches. Oh, the delay used is an old DeltaLabs Effectron II"

For a fun look back, check out Todd Barton's Synthacon videos posted here on MATRIXSYNTH back in 2006 and 2007.

Improvisation 83 for Poly Evolver Keyboard and Prophet '08

Published on May 18, 2018 Sacred Synthesis

"A slow and dreamy synthesizer piece.

This improvisation makes use of a soft metallic digital pad on the Poly Evolver, a string pad on one Prophet '08, and a flute-like solo patch on another Prophet '08.

The digital pad is either mellow or shrill, depending on the setting of the filter cut off frequency, which is controlled by the modulation wheel. Its extreme upper range has much digital aliasing.

The Prophet '08 string pad uses a 2-pole filter setting with a high resonance level,, and its filter is similarly controlled by the modulation wheel. As always, the filter is very slowly modulated by an LFO. This creates a slight crescendo whenever a note or chord is sustained and gives the pad a slight heaving/breathing quality.

The flute sound seems simple but is deceptively elaborate. It consists of a narrow pulse and a square. The pulse width of each waveform is very slightly and slowly modulated. In addition, an LFO slowly modulates between one oscillator and the other. This means there is a subtle chorus effect from the PWM, a changing of timbre as the narrow pulse changes to a square and then back again, a faint beating of oscillators when the two briefly meet in the middle, plus a delayed vibrato which can be either maintained by a smooth connected playing technique or retriggered (and thus, delayed) by a disconnected playing technique. Its filter, too, is controlled by the modulation wheel. To deepen the richness of the patch's general tone, the identical sound of Layer A is copied to Layer B and the two are panned at the mixer. So much trouble for a simple little flute sound, but it's always worth it. Of course, all these effects are detectible only when a long note is heard, and that's fine, because they're meant to be musical nuances that don't overly attract attention to themselves."

DSI Mono Evolver & Eurorack

Published on May 19, 2018 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Frustrating go with first try syncing the Eurorack to midi. The clock on the Pittsburgh midi 3 has far to many quirky option settings in my opinion."

Kawai SX-240 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Synth is in great cosmetic and functional shape with some light wear and tear (see pics for details). Original battery has been removed and replaced with a swappable battery."

Roland JX-8P Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ Restored Aftertouch & Memory Cart

via this auction

"One of the best features of the JX is the expressive aftertouch feature that can be used to boost things such as volume, modulation, brightness, opening of filters, etc. just by pressing down a little harder on the keys you are holding down. Unfortunately, on virtually every JX-8P in the world, the aftertouch no longer works or is very, very faint due to age. I've owned almost a dozen JX-8Ps through the years and it was an issue on each and every one of them as well as virtually any you'll find for sale elsewhere.

It's a tedious process to restore the aftertouch on one of these, but I've gotten very good at it. The synth gets opened up and the keybed removed. All 61 key springs are removed, then all the keys, one by one. While out, I gave the keys a good sudsy bath and removed all the dirty and grime of a 30+ year old synth. The aftertouch assembly which runs the length of the keybed is taken apart and meticulously cleaned to remove the oxidation that causes it to go out. Reassembly is nerve wracking and usually takes two sets of hands to pull off trying to lay a long metal ribbon atop 5 end to end carbon rubberized strips that sit on top of a gold rail and lay a heavy rubber cap onto of the whole assembly without knocking it askew and having to retry.

Anyhow, the aftertouch was fixed this week and now is expressive and strong without being overly touchy. You'll enjoy it. If tested all key keys and functions and everything is working perfectly as far as I can tell. It got a good cleaning, inside and out while it was opened up to restore the aftertouch."

Moog Rogue Vintage Synth SN 2872

via this auction

Roland Cloud JV-1080 VST vs vintage hardware

Published on May 19, 2018 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's do a back-to-back shootout of the newly released Roland Cloud Legendary Series JV-1080 VST plugin against my Roland JV-1080 hardware synth module from 1994.

We'll play a number of the presets in a variety of categories, first on the hardware then on the software. You'll hear the pianos, pads, synth sounds and acoustic tones that made this unit so popular in recording studios.


Elektron Digitone Minijam - 2018-05-19

Published on May 19, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"Sunny Digitone Saturday Jams. I'm really pleased with how this one came out, it wa a really fun one to do, so I hope you enjoy it too!"

PATCH of the WEEK 01: Behringer Model D - Ride Blunter

Published on May 19, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"This is not an attempt to recreate some Vangelis' Blade Runner patch, but to bring a flavour of it.
Using Behringer RV600 for reverb, Roland Demora for delay.

01 Behringer Model D: Ride Blunter

Glide: 6
Glide to OSC 3
Mod Mix: 10
Mod Mix: Noise/LFO
Mod Depth: 1.2
LFO Rate: 5
LFO: Triangle

Roland SH01A & Eventide Space

Published on May 19, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the SH01A synthesiser through the Space reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

024//Night Trains - a hypnotic Moog DFAM & Mother 32 minimal ambient track

Published on May 19, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A melodic, semi-self-generating patch using a DFAM and a Mother 32 sent through an Eventide Space hall reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on tape setting.

I made this patch as an experiment into the DFAM's ability to play melodies (protip: small knobs are a nightmare to tune with!), supported by a simple note from the Mother 32. It's strangely hypnotic with the repetition of the single note, and that coupled with the ambient vibe made me think of a late night long train journey, hence the name.

In this patch, the DFAM plays chords - the sequencer's pitch knobs control the pitch of VCO 2, while the velocity knobs are patched to control the pitch of VCO 1. VCO 1 is also patched to the external audio input of the DFAM, allowing me to modulate its volume. The M32 is playing a single bass note, with the DFAM's VCO 2 patched into the M32's external audio input and the mix between them modulated by a slow square LFO. Most of the modulation is done with the random stepped voltages from the M32's Assign output - this is patched to the resonance of the M32's filter, and the DFAM's step advance input and volume of VCO 1.

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

Behind The Scenes gear overview for Opportunities 'cover' video

New video just added below in this post.

Patch n Tweak

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