MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 06, 2018

Tiptop Audio Z-DSP & ONE - Old West

Tiptop Audio Z-DSP & ONE - Old West from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

"Load your own recordings into the ONE Sample Player and process them with effects from the Z-DSP extend the possibilities of your Eurorack setup using rich layers of sounds and effects that have a personal touch."

Crumar Spirit 1983 Analog Synthesizer designed by Bob Moog SN 00085

via this auction

"#085 of 200 units ever made!! This is a special piece of analog synth history. One of the rarest most exotic monophonic synths ever made.

The Crumar Spirit was originally designed by Bob Moog (himself), Jim Scott & Tom Rhea and released back in 1983. It is a full featured analog semi-modular monophonic synthesizer with 2 VCO's so it's got a pretty fat tone that is considerably more flexible than the Minimoog. It has a basic 37-note keyboard. The two oscillators feature basic sawtooth, triangle and square waves and can be synced together.

The filter section is very nice featuring low-, high- and band-pass filters and switchable 12dB or 24dB slopes. Other features of the filter include an independent envelope with inverted and normal ADSR, key tracking and single or multiple triggering of the filter. Some other features of the Spirit include a built-in ring-modulator, an Arpeggiator with 3 different patterns and that can be linked to the LFO, and there's an external audio input for running external sounds through its filters, LFOs or Ring Mod.

For the hands-on approach, the Spirit is sure to please. There are 24 knobs, 10 switches and 15 sliders to start. There are 3 performance wheels for controlling the Pitch, Mod-X and Shaper-Y modulation effects (see LFO specs below). Using those with the Arpeggiator can get pretty wild. The Arpeggiator features 3 modes: Ripple (Up/Down), Arpeggio (Up several octaves) and Leap (Goes up 1 and then 4 octaves). There are also Auto and preset Glide modes for getting some elasticity or bending effects. Since all the LFOs, envelopes and filters are quite flexible you are sure to get some weird noises, fat basses, synths, etc. with the Spirit."

Tangerine Dream - Remote viewing 2018 by Graal 7.

Published on Jul 6, 2018 graal7

light of creation (version)
prologue 16 and juno6
matrix and drumbrute

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With Tempest and I.W¥N

You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Versatile producer I.W¥N is half of the Glam-Rap duo ANML BHVR with his fraternal twin and business partner Lex Plow, and releases solo material as HOT JOY. Descendent of a musical bloodline, I.W¥N is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in piano, synthesizers and guitar, who earned a B.A. in music composition, has produced music in genres spanning from ambient film scoring to hardcore hip-hop, and knows the secret is in the sound.

We chatted with I.W¥N about how he’s using the Tempest."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - on the Obi

Published on Jul 5, 2018 Kris Lennox

"So, last night I was messing around in imitation of the celeste. I thought to myself, 'why not just do a celeste piece?'. Of course, the most famous celeste piece is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' Suite. What you are hearing is actually a 'challenge' recording I set myself, with the challenge being:

Sight-read through the work twice then play it from memory.

For those interested, the score is here -

This recording is my first attempt at playing from memory after two sight-reads. Of course, if actually giving a serious performance to an audience, I'd play the work a few times more/work on timing etc. And hold the 2-bar rests for their full value :)) I didn't bother in this take as it sounds quite empty at those points when played as a solo work.

Bluelantern DIY Extrusion Format Desktop Resonator Synth - RINGS Firmware Loaded

via this auction

"Up for sale is a desktop resonator synthesizer loaded with Olivier Gillete Rings Firmware.
The sale is for the built desktop module and the power supply. This item is plug and play, it has an internal power supply, no need to have to install this like the euro format items.

I have the project files available at my website for those that are skilled to build their own.
blue lantern modules is the website.

The dimensions of the synth are: 8.5 inches x 7.5 inches x 2.5 inches"

Introducing the Modal Electronics SKULPTsynthesiser

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Modal Electronics

We saw the teasers here and here. Details are in. A new powerful mini sized synth from Modal Electronics.

"Modal Electronics are proud to announce the latest in its line of innovative Machines For Musicians - the Modal SKULPT synthesiser.

Packing a huge range of synthesis power in a highly portable package, Modal SKULPT is ready to help you take your creativity to the next level wherever and whenever you want."

"Launching 13th July 2018 on Kickstarter

4 voice – 32 oscillator virtual analogue synthesiser
8 oscillators per voice with 2 selectable morphable waveforms
Mixer stage for osc levels along with FM, PWM, tuning and Ring Modulation options
Monophonic, Duophonic and Polyphonic modes available
Multi option Unison / spread to detune the 32 oscillators for a huge sound
8 slot modulation matrix with 8 sources and 37 destinations
3 x envelope generators for Filter, Amplitude and Modulation
2 x audio rate LFOs, one global and one polyphonic
Realtime sequencer that will record up to 128 notes and up to 4 parameters.
Fully featured arpeggiator with division, direction, octave, swing and sustain controls.
Resonant filter that can be morphed from low pass, through band pass, to high pass
Delay and distortion (wavehsaping overdrive, not bitcrushing) effects
Optional MIDI clock sync for LFOs and Delay
128 patch and 64 sequence storage locations
16 key touch MIDI keyboard
MIDI DIN In and Out – Analogue clock sync In and Out connections
Class compliant MIDI provided over USB connection to host computer or tablet
Headphone and line output
Power by USB or 6 x AA batteries
Optional software editor available for MacOS, Windows, IOS and Android
Portable and compact design"

Koma Field Kit FX & Field Kit Played With A Giant Wrench

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Koma Field Kit & Field Kit FX are a fun set of tools and effects for electro-acoustic music including contact mic pre-amps, mixers, frequency shifter, delay and spring reverb, voltage controlled radio and a few other handy utilities. We used a circuit bent hard drive from Gieskes, a giant wrench instrument and Jesse Dean scratch fader with the Field Kits.

Field Kits:

JDDX2R Fader:"

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Buchla Music Easel Ad 1974 Patch

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Todd Barton

"I found this cool advertisement for a Buchla Music Easel back in a 1974 magazine, the Numus West. Thought I'd try to reproduce the patch on an Easel clone. Enjoy!"

Buchla Easel Pulser Tip

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Todd Barton

"This is a discovery by my adventurous Skype student, Panos Vlachakis. Check it out!!"

Yamaha DX7 - Blade Runner Blues With New York Night Scene 4K

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Power DX7

"A beautiful place to visit at night, New York with night scenes.

Immerse yourself in New York night scene in 4K quality.

The music is Vangelis Blade Runner Blues with all sounds created by the DX7 MK1.
1. CS-80 PWM pad
2. Bass
3. Lead
4. GS-1 Vibe"

Yamaha FB-01 Multi-Timbral MIDI FM Synth SN 14973

via this auction

Check out the just released NYZ - NTE GDN => Behind the scenes with the Yamaha FB-01 for what an FB-01 can sound like.


via this auction

1980's Tama Techstar TS 204 Analog Percussion Synthesizer SN 200860 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Two channels of analog drums, 'synth' and 'clap'.

The sounds can can be triggered by either drum pads, or a trigger in - Works great in a modular setup! No MIDI!

There are individual outs for each sound, or they can be summed to a single output."

Aurora 57 Analog Mono Synth_3 Oscillators SN 151010

via this auction

"Quite a rare synth and very weird sounding. Sounds like a Moog crossed with an Arp and very fat with it's 3 oscillators.

It took a while to be manufactured (much longer than stated by the manufacturer himself) but it is a special instrument in absolutely MINT condition. This is serial no 10. Comes with original manual.

Was recently serviced by Synth Professor so will include the service invoice which cost me £200

• 3 transistor-based oscillators, offering saw, square and triangle waveforms
• Pulse width control for osc.1 (manual & LFO)
• Osc. 2 & 3 interval tuning
• 24dB lowpass and high pass filter
• Modulation (LFO) routed to all osc, pulse width, filter and all osc. & filter together
• LFO has fully mixable tri,saw,square, random & 'pattern' waveforms
• Osc.3 'low' mode, can operate as a separate LFO for filter mod.
• Unique 'pattern' mode LFO waveform can create riffs & arpeggios"

Eurorack Arcade Button Keyboard

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"I was like hey, use some arcade buttons and joystick and put tog ether a keyboard interface, simple right?"

Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Overview

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"A modern, semi-modular synthesizer inspired by the instruments designed by our heroes. The Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 takes a new approach to building a raw, analog monosynth with a host of unconventional and inspirational features. Patch cables optional.

The Microvolt 3900 merges a unique analog synthesis engine with beautiful design and the creative freedom of a modular synthesizer to define the desktop sonic laboratory. The sound of the Microvolt 3900 is a unique blend of the organic and textural with raw, synthetic analog tones creating a new sonic palate perfect for deep experimentation."

Analog Rytm DUAL VCO - First look with Mr Dataline

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Carl Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"I got an exclusive first look of the Analog Rytm Dual VCO from none other than Elektron's own wizard - Cenk Sayinli aka Mr Dataline.

What used to be an excellent analog drum machine and digital sampler, is now an even more unique bass synth in addition to all that.

Several different configurations makes the two oscillators sing in parallell, ring or FM-modulation."

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer - The Grid demo

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Polyend

"One more Medusa Hybrid Synth clip showing the Grid in action, here in the polyphonic Voice mode, with the sequencer running and notes over it."

MOD Duo Effect Pedal Meets Synths - Granular Soundscape | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jul 6, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"MOD Duo by MOD Devices is a modular audio processor with unlimited possibilities (Max Patches...) In the first demo, I used the preenFM2 FM Synthesizer with the MOD Duo pedal to create a granular soundscape"

Making a £20 Keyboard Sound Like £5020!

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Soundgas

"We wondered if we could make a £20 sound like a monster, we definitely succeeded in our endeavour. This video features:

WOC 100 Keyboard
EarthQuaker Devices Data Corrupter
Roland RE-501 Chous Echo
Electro-Harmonix / Sovtek Small Stone
Moog 907 Fixed Filter Bank"

Teenage Engineering OP-Z: Beta Preview 2

Published on Jul 6, 2018 djthomaswhite

"Final features to be confirmed, but here is another look at the outcome of some beta testing of the upcoming OP-Z synthesizer from Teenage Engineering. These are grabbed on this IKEA Eneby speaker before taking my son to school. Better videos coming soon!"

Teenage Engineering OP-Z: More Beta Demo Footage

Published on Jul 6, 2018 djthomaswhite

"Final features to be confirmed, but here is yet another look at the outcome of some beta testing of the upcoming OP-Z synthesizer from Teenage Engineering. These are grabbed on this IKEA Eneby speaker before taking my son to school. Better produced video previews and ultimately tutorials will be coming soon!"

Ladytron working on new LP using AS synths, 2018

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Analogue Solutions

"Here is Helen Marnie in the studio using Fusebox analogue synth, in the studio with Ladytron. New album coming soon!"

Motas-6 synth plays OMD Joan of Arc (demo 07)

Published on Jul 6, 2018 MotasSynth

"Motas-6 synth demo 07 - playing extract from OMD's 'Maid of Orleans' (Joan of Arc) with some external reverb applied.

Several independent LFO modulations have been used on the master pitch, individual oscillator pitch, PWM (oscillators 1 and 3) and filter frequencies to try to re-create the wow-and-flutter sound of the legendary Mellotron used on the original.

The haunting tune is programmed into the Motas-6 internal pattern sequencer which plays in an endless loop whilst the Motas-6 parameters are adjusted.
The Motas-6 paraphonic capabilities are used with oscillator 1 tracking the highest note played, oscillator 2 the middle and oscillator 3 the lowest.
As the tune plays the 3 filter settings and mix levels (including the internal feedback control to the mixer) are adjusted, as well as phase modulation on oscillators 2 and 3. The mixer gain is adjusted - listen for the rich distortion caused from over-driving the filters (starting at 3:13) with the mixer gain set to 'boost'. Also look out for the spectrum analyser display at the end that tracks the notes showing the harmonics."

AVP Synth ADS 7 Analog Drum Synthesizer

Published on Jul 6, 2018 AVP Synth

"Direct audio recording, no external processing."

via AVP Synth

"ADS-7 — is an analog drum synthesizer inspired by the drum machines/synthesizers of the 70s-80s with a built-in 32-step sequencer and MIDI control. It has 65 controls, 4 switches and 28 buttons with which you can have a wide control over the sound parameters, sequencer and MIDI. It has individual audio outputs and individual trigger inputs for each of the seven sounds.

Assembled in Moscow/Russia using discrete components and OTA chips.

Joranalogue - Filter 8 *FIRST PATCH* (audio rate vocal tones and more)

Published on Jul 6, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's my first patch video with the new Joranalogue Filter 8 / F8 which is a 8 output multimode filter that's also an 8-phase oscillator. We've get exponential and linear FM, great tone, 1, 2, 3, 4 pole low pass outputs and other filter modes. There's 1v/oct tracking, audio rate modulation giving us vocal and formant like tones and I'm using Select 2 to switch the audio input into the filter and also switching outputs. Mixing in other outputs through other processing also gives a nice ping pong rhythms pattern that works well when panned for a stereo image."

Casio RZ-1 The sweetest 8 bit sampler and drum machine

Published on Jul 6, 2018 Espen Kraft

"The Casio RZ-1 drum machine from the mid 80s was soon forgotten, but today I revive it and take a look at the very smooth internal groove, its 8 bit sampling capability and how it sounds together with some synths."

Sternrekorder - Dried Out-Session (TR-808, SH-101, JX-3P, Polysix)

Published on Jul 6, 2018 sternrekorder

First take, no multitracking, no MIDI.
ERM Multiclock provides DIN sync to CR-8000 and TR-808.
All sequencers triggered by 808.

Drums - Roland TR808 + CR-8000 (hats and fills)
Bass - KORG Polysix with Tubbutec ModyPoly
BellPad - Roland JX-3P
Lead - Roland SH-101
FX - Strymon El Capistan, Yamaha REV100, SPX900

Patch n Tweak

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