MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

DK Synergy II+ in action with Kaypro computer

Published on Jun 6, 2018 DeftAudio

"Just a test example how they speak to each other"

Don't miss 6:09 for realtime screen updates. So cool.

Korg Radias ambient

Published on Jun 6, 2018 MIDERA

"Starting to go back and see what things I've missed on the Korg Radias. First pass, needs more work. Will continue working on new patches for it."

Oberheim OB-8 LFO Keyboard Tracking Improv

Published on Jun 6, 2018 zibbybone

"I hadn't played with my OB-8 in a while and came up with this sound while tinkering around. This is straight out of the OB-8 with no external FX."

Recovery Effects and Devices "Analog Kick" Eurorack Modular Demo

Published on Jun 6, 2018

"Demo of the 'Analog Kick' Eurorack modular unit from Recovery Effects and Devices"

Circuit Abbey Liquidus Intro & Sample Videos

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Brother Theo

"The new Liquidus filter by Circuit Abbey"

Circuit Abbey DLFO Intro Video

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Brother Theo

"New Dual LFO by Circuit Abbey"

Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet X Now Shipping

via Dave Smith Instruments

"Dave Smith Instruments Begins Shipping Sequential Prophet X Samples-Plus-Synthesis Hybrid Synthesizer

New Keyboard Features Samples by 8Dio, Stereo Analog Filters, and Full Synthesis Capabilities

San Francisco, CA—June 6, 2018—Dave Smith Instruments today began shipping the Sequential Prophet X, a new, bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo (16-voice mono) synthesizer that combines samples and synthesis. At the heart of its sound is a newly developed engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators with waveshape modulation per voice — all processed through analog filters.

Dave Smith commented: “The Prophet X is a powerful evolution of the Prophet series.We’ve created a new sound engine that not only provides sample playback through stereo analog filters, but also gives you all of the synthesis capabilites and awesome sound you’d expect from a Prophet. It’s an amazing instrument.”

For sample content, Dave Smith turned to sound developers 8Dio, known for pioneering “deep sampling,” a detailed approach to sampling that aims to capture all of the nuances and idiosyncracies of a particular sound or instrument. 8Dio co-founder Troels Folmann put it this way: “We’re known for going anywhere and everywhere with sounds. We embrace all sounds as music and feel that if you can capture the musical soul of a sound, you can make it into an instrument. The Prophet X gives musicians a very immediate and responsive way to access this expressiveness.”

The 150 GB sample library in the Prophet X includes numerous acoustic and electronic instruments as well as an extensive collection of ambient and cinematic effects. Users can shape the samples through loop manipulation, sample stretching, and the synthesizer’s many sound-sculpting functions which include 4 envelope generators, 4 LFOs, a deep modulation matrix, and other tools. The Prophet X also provides 50 gigabytes of internal storage for importing additional samples. Several sample libraries will be available from 8Dio at launch. Support for user-created sample content is planned for December, 2018.

A dual-effects engine provides multiple reverbs, two delays (standard and BBD), a chorus, flanger, phase shifter, rotating speaker, high-pass filter, and distortion. In stacked or split voice mode, you can apply two different effects to each layer. Effects parameters can be modulated through the mod matrix as can the samples themselves. A polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step, per layer. The Prophet X features a premium-quality, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, USB support, and three OLED displays.

Dave Smith summed up the new instrument this way: “As a whole, the Prophet X covers more sonic territory than any Prophet we’ve ever created. The new analog filter design we’re using not only sounds fantastic for synth sounds, but also does something special for the samples. Composers will love it for soundtracks, synth geeks will love it for its sound mangling potential, and live players will love it for its versatility.” Added 8Dio co-founder Tawnia Knox: “The Prophet X has almost infinite posibilites. But more importantly, it has a soul. It’s alive. You can touch your sounds in a different way than you ever could.”

The Sequential Prophet X is available now with a US MAP of $3,999."

KlirrFactory Mr.Q? Wahtever module vor VCV Rack coming somewhen-

Published on Jun 6, 2018 TheKlirrfaktor

"Hi guys - I really don't know what this module will be - but it's incredible fun to play with it (as you can see in the middle of the video this guy goes crazy quickly - I'm working on it :D)
Stay tuned & have fun!"

New Mode Machines XOXCILATOR Eurorack Module

XOXCILATOR,D-ROM- Mode Machines ,Vermona-randomRHYTHM ,twinCUSSION, Erica Synths-PICO-VCF1,SEQ,TRIG

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Dziam Bass

"In this video, I used the XOXCILATOR- Mode Machines oscillator with the Erica Synths-Pico VCF1 filter based on the polivoks filter and add delay from Pico DSP and sequenced oscillator via Pico SEQ.Trigger Pico TRIGG Erica Synths for drums that come from Vermona twinCUSSION and snare drum with D-ROM-Mode Machines triggered randomRHYTHM from Vermona, all connected to the mixers PICO A MIX from Erica Synths."

via Mode Machines

"The XOXCILATOR is a VCO on the basic of the TB-303 Oszillators. The module is only 6HP wide (30mm) and 30mm deep. It works with less than 25mA @12 and -12volt.

Tucuduino Granular Digital Synth Based on Arduino by Los Aparatos

via this auction

Generates pentatonic scales.
Waveform control.
Light sensitive.
Acrylic top
Back cover of mdf

Published on Mar 9, 2018 Mateo Carabajal

"Versión del ya clásico Auduino. Sintetizador granular, con los cinco controles básicos: frecuencia de grano1, frecuencia de grano 2, decaimiento de grano 1, decaimiento de grano 2 y frecuencia de barrido. El control de barrido está afinado en una escala pentatónica en Mi menor. Más info en" (Googlish site here)

MAKE NOISE / Black & Gold Shared System Plus

via this auction

"Added Erica synth - midi cv in / out"

New WaveReX Expansion Card for the Korg M1 Allows Loading of Custom Waveforms

WaveReX - Waveform Refill eXpansion for Korg M1 - Demo

Published on May 31, 2018 WaveReX

"This short demonstrations shows you how the WaveReX works and how easy it is to load almost every sample you want into your beloved M1.

WaveReX extension does not require a reconstruction of the synthesizer, has the same form as the own PCM cards and can very simply be placed in the ROM-slot of the M1. A total of 512 kByte are available for your own samples, exactly as the original cards.

It emulates and copies PCM cards – or enables you to create your own.

The sounds/waveforms of the following devices are available:
• DSS-1 / DSM-1 DWGS
• DW-8000 DWGS
• MS-2000 DWGS
• all sounds of the T-series

This card is still a full working beta model. The RC1 will be released in July 2018 and of course it'll be in a plastic case (we're working on it).
Finally, truly fresh sounds can be created using your new born Korg M1.

The Software is WIN - a version for Mac OSX is planned!

Take your M1 to the 21th century and visit"

via WaveReX where you can find additional details:

"With WaveReX it is possible to create your own PCM cards on the computer (samples, multisounds, drumsounds), and use it on your M1. You can load your cards via USB from computer to the WaveReX."

"There is no doubt about it: the M1 truly changed the world of synthesizers! With its completely new sounds which have never been heard before, it has changed not only a whole music scene, but probably shaped the entire decade of the 90s. With approximately 250k sold synthesizers, it marked a milestone in the music and synthesizer history. 30 years have passed since KORG has released its prototype 731 at NAMM in 1988. Shortly after this release, the M1 Music Workstation has been introduced. Thankfully and reverently we, the M1-Fans, would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

30 years later: The waiting has finally come to an end

Is it possible to link the M1 to the concepts and technologies of the 21st century such that the unique sounds can be preserved in future?

We say: Yes! …and made the almost impossible possible!

With WaveReX we made it possible to load own samples and waveforms into M1! WaveReX is an external card which, similar to the regular PCM cards, is inserted into the PCM DATA slot. Own samples can then be loaded in M1 to create own multisounds or drumsets. This enables you to explore entirely new sound dimensions. Limitations to internal waveforms or PCM-cards have finally been overcome.

No matter if you work with PCM-samples or Single Cycle Waveforms (DWGS) – all is possible! Simply compile a card on your PC and load it via USB on the card.

You want waveforms from Kawai K1, K4 or 5000 in your M1? No problem. You want synthesis and Waves à la PPG? Waveforms of analog classics (Moog, Roland etc.?).

Then the WaveReX is your solution! The WaveRex-Board is not just a sampler as AKAI or E-MU, but should enrich the possibilities of synthesis. The foundations have been laid in 1988. In 2018, the time has come to fully exploit the potential of M1 for the first time in history.

The WaveReX-Team"

NEWCLEUS - TEKNOLOGY (Cosmic Rockers Rework)

Published on Jun 6, 2018 csmcrckrs

"This song is part of an official remix compilation:

Newcleus has always been my favorite band from the electro era and a key influcence on my music still to this day. Needless to say, I am immensely proud to be part of this and imho the track is my best work to date.

Gear (actually) used:
- Bass: Minimoog Voyager
- Keys: Roland JX-3P, Oberheim Matrix 1000, Korg M1 VST
- Solo: Minimoog Voyager
Edited and mixed with Ableton Live"

And two more:

Modular Sketches May 18

Published on May 31, 2018 csmcrckrs

"May's Instagram digest ... short takes, no multitracking, only modular, no other synths used.

Gear: Doepfer MAQ 16/3, Theis Modular System, various Eurorack, Line 6 Echo Pro, Alesis Midiverb II"

Newcleus - Jam on it (Minimoog bass playalong)

Published on May 10, 2018 csmcrckrs

"New shirt = Funk activated.

Just having fun with my new Minimoog."

ODC - Countryside session

Published on Jun 6, 2018 vistaandaudio

"Performed live
By Orazio Del Core 2018

sorry for not including the part were I recorded the sequences in the keyboards"

Yamaha Reface CS and Reface DX.

Mode Machines x0xb0x MK3 & ADX-1 Jam

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this video we used the Mode Machines x0xb0x MK3 bass synth and the ADX-1 drum machine to make a quick jam. The Arturia Beatstep Pro is sequencing the ADX-1 and keeping the x0xb0x sequencer synced.

Available here:"

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via this auction

"The Moonwind is a true analog stereo filter with built-in step sequencer, a fantastic sounding digital effects chip, 2 LFOs and envelope modulation.

Everything is storable and controllable via MIDI.

You can control the Moonwind like a synth with midi notes and play tunes on the filters when they whistle in self-resonance.

The sequencer can record the Cutoff, Q and Resonance per step and filter, turning a stereo filter with analogue feedback effects into a creative instrument

This makes the Moonwind to an easy-to-use and high-quality analog sounding sound engine that is playable like a synth and can be seamlessly integrated into a DAW recording system.

Elektron Digitone Minijam - 2018-06-06

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"Here's a fresh Digitone jam!

I tried to aim for something more "songy" in this jam which was a fun challenge and I hope you enjoy the results!"

UNO Synth Tutorial 4: The Filter Section

Part 4 added to the UNO Synth Tutorial playlist here.

Ensoniq SQ80 - a poly pressure thing

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Joakim Floke

"Ensoniq SQ-80. The myth, the math, the monster..
One of the most sought after ensoniqs, follow up on ESQ-1 with polypressure keybed, more waverom and memory. With it's analog filters it really sounds great. It's a real cameleon.
In this video I just wanted to show what you can do with polypressure. using some shimmerverb from the Eventide H9 for the final edge."

Sound Of Izrael - 100 plus free Fm4 presets

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Sam Izrael

"fast browsing among some of the 100 plus freee fm4 presets made by SoundOfIzrael
video was screen captured from ipad air 2"


If you are curious what filter chip is used in Dave Smith Instruments' new Sequential Prophet X, it's the new SSI2144 from Sound Semiconductor, designed by Dave Rossum of E-Mu fame, and the new Rossum Electro-Music. The SSI2144 is a new and improved version of the SSM2044 used in many classic vintage synths. The official press release from Sound Semiconductor follows:


SSI2144 Filter Perfect Complement to Sample and Synthesis Engine

June 6, 2018 – Audio IC specialist Sound Semiconductor today announced that venerable synthmaker Dave Smith Instruments selected the SSI2144 Fatkeys™ Four-Pole Voltage Controlled Filter for its groundbreaking Prophet X.

The Prophet X fuses samples and synthesis into a single keyboard for unprecedented stage and studio capability. Built around a bi-timbral stereo 8-voice DSP engine with a massive 150GB internal memory, the Prophet X provides cutting edge samples created by sound designers 8DIO. Also included are dual digital oscillators per voice with a wide range of waveforms and great flexibility on how they’re used.

Samples and waveform generation start in the digital domain but grounded in the real world through sixteen analog filters. Dave and his development team chose the newly available SSI2144 due to its classic ladder sound in an affordable and modern IC footprint.

Sound Semiconductor was founded in 2016 by original SSM staffers – many of whom carried forward the SSM vision at Analog Devices – to develop high performance ICs for professional audio and electronic music. The SSI2144 is an updated and improved re-issue of the SSM2044, which many believe to be the best-sounding filter IC ever produced. Both the SSM2044 and SSI2144 were designed by electronic music icon Dave Rossum.

The SSI2144 was quickly followed by the SSI2164, a significantly improved direct-replacement for the SSM2164 Quad VCA. More products are in development.

"SSM chips were at the core of Rev One and Two Prophet 5’s," stated Dan Parks, President of Sound Semiconductor. "So it feels great to be back in a Prophet our the new SSI2144.”

Sound Semiconductor is composed of musicians and technologists with the goal of developing affordable, high-performance integrated circuits for the electronic music and professional audio markets. For more information, please visit"

DSI Tempest and Octatrack live Jam. 'The Greasy Strangler'

Published on May 27, 2018 Nuclear Whale

"Live jam. No edits. Featuring DSI Tempest, Elektron Octatrack and Strymon El Capistan.
Recorded into Ableton 10 and edited in Sony Vegas Pro.

Filmed with Lumix GX80, with Olympus 17mm lens , and Samsung S7"

DSI Tempest and Elektron Octatrack Electronic Jam - Evolving improvised techno

Published on May 7, 2018 Nuclear Whale

"Nuclear Whale Techno jam on DSI Tempest, Elektron Octatrack and extra effects with Strymon El Capistan. All Live."

SCI Prophet 600 - Demo by LAZZARUS

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Lazzarus

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 (Gligli's firmware update)
With "Christine" by John Carpenter

Ce morceau a été réalisé uniquement avec le Sequential Circuits Prophet 600.
Version "bon marché" et simplifié du célèbre Prophet 5, c'est le premier synthé midi de l'histoire.
Relativement limité à sa sortie en raison de son microprocesseur Z80 cadencé en 8bit, il a été remis au gout du jour grâce à la fantastique reprogrammation de son firmware par le génial Gligli. En comparaison il n'est plus très loin d'un prohet 5 pour 5 fois moins cher!"

Pro-One | Carpentry

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Alex Ball

Scans featured are via

"I've always loved 80s Sci-Fi soundtracks such as "Escape from New York" and 'The Terminator'. It's by no means a coincidence that they both share something in common; The Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. As the P5 is about as rare as a unicorn and as expensive as a decent car, I'll probably never get close to one. However, SCI's monophonic version of it, the Pro-One can still be found if you keep your eyes open. And sure enough, I managed to snag one.

So, here's an original track following the spirit of those great scores. Minimal and atmospheric, my take on a spot of Carpentry.

I've made a detailed walkthrough of the production and mixing of this track if that's of interest: [below]

Sounds used:

Sequential Circuits Pro-One (1981)
Korg MS20 (1978)
Oberheim DX (1982)
Squier Jagmaster (1998), Ibanez Tubescreamer TS808, Fender Blues Junior II (mic'd with an SM57)
Some Linn LM-1 samples (cow bell, snare and tom doubles, shaker)
Sequences and clocking via Arturia BeatStep Pro"

Pro-One | Carpentry /// Walkthrough & Tutorial

Published on Jun 6, 2018

"Hopefully it's a useful guide to synth and drum machine programming and arranging as well as mixing and mastering. All with the spirit of the John Carpenter sound.

Those great synth scans and images stolen from here:

0:00 - Intro

0:38 - Sequential Circuits Pro-One Overview
1:26 - Pro-One Bass Programming
3:19 - Pro-One Bass Part arranging
4:58 - Pro-One Riff in 5ths
6:47 - Pro-One Oscillator Sync Lead
9:06 - Affordable alternatives?

Drum machine:
9:36 - Oberheim DX Overview
11:49 - Oberheim DX Tuning Tips
14:05 - Oberheim DX Programming
16:20 - Oberheim DX Recording and Clocking

The Mix
18:20 - Mix walkthrough / screen capture

The Master
30:57 - Mastering walkthrough / screen capture

34:29 - Summary"


Published on Jun 6, 2018 Todd Barton

"Exploring looping my 'pulsations' patch."

On the BEMI Buchla Music Easel.

Todd will be performing a solo concert of freely improvised abstract electronic music on his Buchla Easel at Modular 8 in Portland this Sunday at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm."

Update: event poster added.

IMPROV: Octatrack MKII & Novation Peak

Published on Jun 4, 2018 Bearded Beeps

"Quick play with Octatrack this evening. I got to grips with the MIDI functions. I was sequencing the Novation Peak with the OT and then running the sound back into the OT to manipulate on a Thru track. I also played with some parameter locks on the MIDI tracks as well as the Thru.

I'm getting the hang of the OT's workflow. Loving the Scenes function to add distortion and decay to sounds on certain tracks to add more contrast. I'm finding the best way for me to use it is to create a palette of sounds I want to work with first (sometimes outside of the OT - either in other hardware or samples) and then create tracks from there in the OT. The OT bring a focus for me and I love being able to perform transitions and effects 'live'/hands on - it feels better than doing this in a DAW, but doubt I'll ever move away from DAW as part of my overall workflow.

The sound is recorded using the Behringer UFX1204 - straight into the USB drive at the back - nice and handy."

Synth Hypnotica - June 5, 2018

Published on Jun 5, 2018 SynthMania

" modular synthesizer + Strymon BigSky reverb"

Lyra Raga 1: Puriya Kalyan (Lyra 8 synth + Strymon Big Sky + CBA Warped Vinyl)

Published on May 23, 2018 Modular Landing

"Lyra creator Vlad Kreimer says that the Lyra synthesizer was partially inspired by Indian ragas, a beautiful set of musical forms and moods. Reading that, I thought why not explore the Lyra as an instrument through raga? I know little about ragas (although I love listening to them) so this seemed like a good way of learning about ragas also. This is the first, inspired by the Indian raga "puriya kalyan." The Lyra is going into a Warped Vinyl (which is providing the very slow swells) and a Big Sky reverb unit set to "clouds."

A quick search revealed nothing on YouTube or Google involving both the Lyra synthesizer and Indian ragas, amazingly! So I suppose these are the first Lyra raga videos.

This track was inspired by the following raga performance: [below]

If you want to have fun, play that and this together at the same time or overlapping!"

Glory of Dusk - Raga Puriya Kalyan

Published on Oct 22, 2010 Bansuriflute

"Raga Puriya Kalyan is a melody that is traditionally played at the dusk (known as "sandhi-prakash"). It is a combination of two Ragas - Puriya and Yaman. Its mood is somber, meditative, contemplative, devotional and like many Ragas played at dusk, it makes one contemplate about life.

Here is a blog link explaining the philosophy behind Indian Ragas performed at dusk - [404 at the time of this post]

This is a recording of a live concert performed at Los Altos Public Library. On Tabla is Shri Ravi Gutala and on Bansuri, I was accompanied by my student, Akshay Naresh."

Tunç Çakır - Volt.Age - Castle

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Tunç Çakır

"Produced, Music, Sound Designed & Performed Synthesizers by: Tunç Çakır

Recorded at Tunç's Studios by Can Aykal and Tunç Çakır
Mixed by Tunç Çakır and Feryin Kaya at Blue Kite Audio, Tunç’s Studio
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at AudibleOddities
Artwork Design Murat Cengiz

Track on the album " Volt.Age" | Copyright

© 2018 Wic Recordings. All rights reserved.
All rights of the producer and owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performances and broadcasting of this record prohibited."

Roland Juno 106 Analog Synthesizer SN 543104 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg Electribe EMX-1 SN 009427 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Kawai K3m Multitrack

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Joakim Floke

"Kawai K3 is a really good sounding synth with limited features. It sounds really fat and has loads of low end. Mabe a bit corny song but I just want to show how it sounds so there's 3 different parts.

Start: funky bass part
2:27: pads & arpeggio
3:33: E.piano and stubby fat bass

i used the patcheditor to make all the sounds and for some tweaking while recording."

many tomorrows: norns study 1

many tomorrows: norns study 1 from tehn on Vimeo.

VCV Rack Outdoor Session #1

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Omri Cohen

"I always wanted to sit under a tree or next to a lake, and combine Nature with my music. This is me, letting a patch evolve while breathing the fresh air of the great outdoors..."

The Delay Lama

The Weirdest VST Plug-In I Have Ever Used Published on Jun 6, 2018 Levi Niha

"I love Delay Lama.


Strange Patching: Parallel Envelopes

Published on Jun 6, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Allen Strange wrote the book on modular synthesizers in the 1970s. Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques, and Controls. Unfortunately since the expanded 1982 edition, it has never been reprinted, and in today’s landscape where more people have access to modular synths than ever before, very few have access to the knowledge contained within. This video series will explore patches both basic and advanced from Strange’s text. Even the simplest patches here yield kernels of knowledge that can be expanded upon in infinite ways. I have been heavily influenced by Strange since long before I became a modular synth educator. Please share this knowledge far and wide.

This video shows parallel envelope patching to create two simultaneous note events with different shapes and durations."

MAKEN0ISE Allen Strange

Mainstage Auto-Sampler Tutorial - Sampling AudioUnit (AU) Plugins | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jun 6, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Some time ago I showed you how to sample hardware Synthesizers with the Auto-Sampler in Mainstage. Here is now a tutorial on how to sample AudioUnits plugins like U-he DIVA or Chromaphone 2 by AAS.

Available here:"

Juggling Rhythms with Muxlicer & Burst from Befaco

Published on Jun 6, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's my first play around with the new Befaco Muxlicer and the Burst. Burst is creating polyrhythmic bursts triggering my hi hat, Muxlicer is sequencing, ratcheting / gate sequencing, trigger several percussion and one shot sounds breaking up gates across the steps and a hole lot more. Both really great modules for juggling and playing around with rhythms."

Tips n' Tricks: Creating a voltage-controlled envelope with 2x Moog Mother-32

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"Welcome back to another tutorial, this time for 2x Mother 32!

In this video we use the VC Mix feature to morph between 2 envelopes with different decay times, giving the effect of a single voltage-controlled envelope. Never underestimate the power of utilities on a synth; by adding the VC Mix feature, Moog have made the M32 a million times more powerful!"

How to: Create atmospheric soundscapes with FORM | Native Instruments

Published on Jun 6, 2018 Native Instruments

"Product expert Tim Cant shows you how to create complex, atmospheric soundscapes and FX using REAKTOR synthesizer FORM. By using Oscillator FX, changing the modulation, and sample wave form, Native Instruments will show you how you can easily create eerie sound landscapes in next to no time."

Elektron Analog Rytm MKII - Trig Conditions

Published on Jun 6, 2018 BBoy Tech Report

Urbaninity: Featuring Moog Mother 32s and DFAM

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Wingo Shackleford

"I love to jam on the Moog Triple Threat Tower, and also to take videos out of the window of the Pacific Surfliner, apparently. Shoutout to the actual Cafe Car dude on vocal, who graciously vended me a large beer.

Performance was recorded live and mixed in Ableton. FX used: Ableton Conv Reverb, Ableton Delay, Moog MF-108M ClusterFlux pedal and a bit of EQ/compression."

Re-creating the Weird Synth Loop from MEXICAN RADIO by Wall Of Voodoo

Published on Jun 5, 2018 peahix

"Recently I was asked to make an instrumental version of Wall Of Voodoo's 'Mexican Radio.' Since I was not allowed to use any samples or audio from the original, I figured if I could nail the weird synth loop you hear at the beginning of the song, the rest of it would be fairly straightforward. I found that by slowing down the original to half speed, I could hear enough details in terms of the notes, oscillator tuning, and timbre that re-creating it was quite simple. The original was apparently done with a Minimoog and an Oberheim sequencer, with the Minimoog run through a guitar amp. Here I'm using a Sequential Circuits Pro-One with its own onboard sequencer. At the end you can hear a bit of the final product, with FX applied (via plugins). I'll post the full version of the final result soon, but for now I figured this little detail of the song might make for a fun mini-tutorial."

StepPolyArp Gets Audio Unit Support with StepPolyArp Unit

iTunes: StepPolyArp Unit - Laurent Colson

"StepPolyArp Unit" is a real-time polyphonic and polyrhythmic MIDI step arpeggiator and step sequencer. It can be used as a standalone application or an Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in.

The application and the plug-in can operate as a step arpeggiator by automatically generating melodic patterns from played notes or chords, or as a step sequencer that doesn't require MIDI input to play.

Unlimited presets can be saved on a local device and synchronized to iCloud. Each preset contains 16 patterns, 5 customizable polyrhythmic step controllers, and a 32 steps event matrix with 11 polyphonic and polyrhythmic lines driving the arpeggiator engine.

The application supports full internal and external MIDI connections for input and output, Audiobus MIDI sender, MIDI filter routing, Ableton Link sync, and MIDI clock source sync. An internal sound bank is included.

The Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in supports multiple instances. A compatible host is required to run the plug-in. The host needs to support the Audio Unit MIDI effect format.


Synth Rorschach #53: ARPEGGIO | ROMA

What's ROMA? Oh wait...

This one spotted by @jasperhamill.

Patch n Tweak

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