MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday, July 01, 2018

ROCKY - On the Obi

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Beautiful theme I'm sure many here will know. The original is on piano; it could have been recorded here as a piano work, but the OB-6 has a great sense of nostalgia/charm/sentimentality to the character of its sound that, I feel, suits the mood of this theme perfectly.

I was originally playing with a string sound on the Obi, but - as often happens with synths - the direction changed. I went with the flow :)

That, plus I think it is nice to share the sound of this instrument. It isn't too popular, and most videos feature a sweep through sounds/filters rather than showing a single sound/idea.

Not that there's anything wrong with the former approach, of course. I like both approaches. But as a player, there's certainly an appeal in giving a sound a musical context.

PS if anyone is looking for the original track: it is called 'Alone in the Ring'.

PPS I intentionally set the LFO to drift the pitch on the VCO's. The subtle drift in pitch adds to the charm i.e. slightly warped old vinyl sound."


via this auction

"This is a partially restored ultra-rare synthesizer. Good condition considering 40 year old age. Serial number 493. All caps and nearly all ICs replaced. All push buttons work. New microcontroller with original programming. Settings write function works. Updated batteries and power save feature. Includes repair and user manuals. As is.

Issues: Tear next to 8th patch button (see photo). Raised area due to button fix with ribbon cable. Stand scratches on bottom. Tuning issues in the bass section. No sound for right channel on strings section. Minor scratchiness in some slider pots."

White Roland Boutique TR-09 Synthetic Leather Dust Cover

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

Oberheim MATRIX-12 synth dust cover (special edition)

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

Oberheim OB-6 Keyboard & Desktop Dust Covers

Keyboard via this auction

Desktop via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

Pink Floyd, On The Run Again! AudioKit Synth One...

Published on Jul 1, 2018 James Edward Cosby

"#PinkFloyd #OnTheRun ... I can't be the guy who released an entire bank of Free Pink Floyd Presets for #iVCS3 without at least programming the "On The Run" sequence for the newly released #Free #AudioKit #SynthOne... Just for fun! Get AudioKit Synth One Synthesizer on the App Store FREE! from this link..."

Arturia MiniBrute 2S, MicroBrute and Eventide H9 and External Audio

Published on Jul 1, 2018 experimentalsynth

"Experimenting with a small, portable setup. External audio from iOS devices adds a nice edge to it. Learn more at"

MFB Tanzbar Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf - Quantum - Summer NAMM 2018 - Midiverse - TV

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV, today we're at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN. In this video we get to sit down with the Waldorf Quantum Polyphonic Synthesizer for a few moments. Let's check out some of the different sounds."

Redemption - modular synth live performance by POB

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Patrick O'Brien

by Patrick O’Brien “POB”
written, performed, produced and mixed by Patrick O’Brien

This is a live upside-down performance of the set I played at Grand View Market in Venice / Mar Vista California on June 15, 2018.

I played with other great modular synth artists OSC1Nation, Kittyspit, Pablo Perez, Normandy Falls, and Collin Russell.

Piano sample from Matt Lange’s sample library on the QU-Bit Electronix Nebulae v2 — I mean, POBulae! 🙏

Some reverb passed through Eventide’s H9, #36.

Modular Grid of module layout here:

Modules used:
LS1 Lightstrip
Mannequins Mangrove
Erica Synths Black Octasource
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas
Noise Engineering Mimetic Digitalis
Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas
Erica Synths Black LFO

"The Last of Us" improvisation w/ Reface CP + Thermae + Big Sky

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Slenterende Beer

"This is an improvisation based on the 'The Last of Us' game soundtrack, original music by Gustavo Santaolalla. The songs I play are:

'All Gone (Seasons)' (starting screen music)
'The Last of Us' (main theme)

I then improvise and give a little wink to something else that you might recognize. ;)

Yamaha Reface CP
Chase Bliss Thermae
Strymon Big Sky

Video recorded with iPhone 7. Audio recorded with UFX1204 in 'standalone' mode, recording directly to USB HDD."

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Haken Continuum EaganMatrix Programming - BiqMouth Fundamentals

Published on Jul 1, 2018 EaganMatrix Programming

"Looking at the Haken Continuum EaganMatrix BiqMouth Vocal Formant generator. Here presenting the fundamentals of how to set it up and use its parameters. Next Video will discuss how to use it to get various vocal effects."

Elektron Digitone Minijam - 2018-07-01

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"It's hot outside. I am melting. It has made me feel summer-y, happy, but also wonky. I channelled these feelings into this 100% Digitone Jam, I hope you enjoy it!"

this is a wicked drum synth

Published on Jul 1, 2018 BoBeats

"Today we are checking out RAKIT DRUM SYNTH as well as their 8-step sequencer and 5 channel mixer.

Today we are checking out RAKIT DRUM SYNTH as well as their 8-step sequencer and 5 channel mixer.

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See this post for additional demos and details on RAKIT.

New AVP Synth ADS-7 Drum Synth Pics

"Here's the latest official photos of ADS-7 drum synth
p.s. the first x10 cases have a slight underprinting (MDI, instead of MIDI) :-)"

Vintage Kuzweil 250 Expander Synthesizer Sampler SN 86020077

via this auction

Early Vintage Moog Taurus Bass Synthesizer with Foot Pedals

via this auction

Some pics of the inside of the foot pedals.

Waldorf Pulse Monophonic Rack Synthesizer

via this auction

KORG EX-8000 / EX8000 Rack Synth

via this auction

"The rack version of the popular Korg DW8000

Comes with manual and rack ears"

Rhythmmaster 85 - white noise snare synth (prototype)

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Rhythms of buttocks

"Rhythmmaster 85 - ATTiny 85 based analog white noise hi-hat / snare synth (prototype):

Left channel: soviet 27 years old synth Ritm-2 with cv/gate converter.
Right channel: Rhythmmaster 85, prototype."

"Teletraan 1" Korg Volca Bass + Volca Sample tb303 impersonator acid demo

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Mattelica

"Live take of an acid track on a Korg Volca Bass + Boss DS1 + Volca Sample to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Moog Voyager 14 bit MIDI controller based on ARDUINO

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Paolo Z-Plane

"Moog Voyager 14 bit MIDI controller based on ARDUINO"

The Voyager has some powerful options under the hood, like the ability to select different filter poles. They are accessible via front panel menu diving, but having a dedicated box would of course be better. Other Moog synths like the Minitaur and the Sub Phatty could use external control boxes as well.

Mini Live Jam 7/2018: Volca FM/ Volca Keys/ tek.drum/ Waldorf Rocket & Streichfett/ Beatstep/...

Published on Jul 1, 2018 O.S.cillator @ Kalkartronic

Track "5 by 5" by O.S.cillator @ Kalkartronic
Set with Volca FM for the first time. Arturia Beatstep is the midi master clock for the Volcas (Keys and FM), the Waldorfs (Rocket and Streichfett) and the Patchblocks tek.drum (via Volca sync out). Pre-recorded loop on the Mooer Micro Loop.
Since my mixer has not enough channels, I hooked up the Patchblocks hub as a pre-mixer.
Audio recorded with Edirol R-1.
Video recorded with Ricoh WG-M1.
Background Slo Mo Videos are royalty free videos found somewhere in the www.

Folly Marsh v2 | Modular Ambient | Black & Gold Pressure System

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Joe Miller - Xin

"More patching on vacation... This version was actually played first, despite the v2 title. The two patches differ, but the Morphagene source samples are the same."

S-CAT SHATTER lofi Digi-Delay demonstration

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Test run using Dub-Synth, Pro-1, TR-909, TB-303. Running via aux send/return of the mackie mixer."

Moog Grandmother, Subsequent 37, Novation Peak and Ben Crook Sunday funday

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Ehsan Gelsi

Kick.S / X1331 (Trance and Acid)

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Virus TI2
Electribe SX
EHX Cathedral
Eventide space
FMR Audio RNC1773 (E)
Digitakt (custom painted)

xOxbOx xOxHaert-mod

Scribbles on the elektron digitakt and digitone

Published on Jul 1, 2018 Ron Millar

Roland Guitar Synth RC-1324-VR Schematics

via Wayne Jones

"Finally! The schematics for the final RC-1324-VR are posted. Convert modern 13-pin synths to the classic vintage Roland 24-pin format, PLUS analog hex fuzz circuit. This is the MOST requested schematic!"

You can find them here.

Unusual Synthesizer Circuits

For the DIYers out there, check out:

Patch n Tweak

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