MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Having Fun with Digitone’s FM Synthesizer

Published on Jul 12, 2018 zibbybone

"I just received my new Elektron Digitone yesterday and I’ve been enjoying the synth engine so much, I haven’t even learned to program patterns. I love how there’s a 'Harmonics' feature that you can change the operators’ waveform from a basic sine wave to something more complex and rich in harmonics. You can even use an LFO to sweep the waveform creating quasi wavetable like timbres.

I chose algorithm 2 which has 2 audible operators, each with a modulator and you can mix between the 2. The “Y” part has instant attack and 'X' fades in."

Portabellabz Buchla Easel Hub IV

Published on Jul 12, 2018 Todd Barton

"Using the ipgrogram card in 'both' mode to get more control among Toolbox and Aux Card"

Marlin / Jen SX-2000 Synthtone Italian Analogue Mono Synth 1978

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"Marlin branded Jen SX-2000 Mono synth dating from 1978

Quite a rare synth this one is in very good condition for its age and working very well.

Everything functions as it should.

Basic Analogue mono synth with some presets."


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Pics of the inside below.


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Fumana Vocoder

Published on Jul 12, 2018 Dimitrios Sismanis

Frap Tools Fumana Vocoder.

Time Mod Arp - DSI Prophet X Demos by Synthetic.44kHz

"This is a single Prophet X sound. It's bi-timbral with LOTS of modulation routed to the Silders and Mod Wheel. All of the tonal variations are the result of controlling oscillator and instrument levels as well as filtering, envelopes, and time-based effects with the Mod Wheel and sliders. No multi tracking here. It was all played live."

Meris Polymoon Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Jul 12, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

Subtitles for Synth Videos

Moog Sub Phatty Explorations 4 - Looping Envelopes - Filter Published on Oct 11, 2015 matrixsynth

Set to HD for best quality. Listen on good monitors or headphones and turn it up. Turn CC in the bottom right of the player on and wait for it - at 1:38 on they begin to come in. And no, I did not do that on purpose. Thanks goes to Bastard Seaman in the YouTube comments for catching it!

Now I'm curious what other synth vids do...

New Blue Clone - DIY analog Drum Machine and Bass Synthesizer

Published on Jul 12, 2018 DrummingEvil

"WIP update on the Blue Clone, my DIY drum machine and bass synth, more analog goodness woo!"

GRP A-2 + ARTURIA MINIBRUTE 2 playing Bach Prelude D major 8

Published on Jul 12, 2018 LESINDES

"Handmade GRP A-2 and industry analog ARTURIA MINIBRUTE 2.
My challenge here was to tweak a proper sound for the BACH Prelude D major, BWV 850.
So different machines lead to different ideas -- so please don't look
for too much similarities!
Since (nearly) all of them are pure mono synths
all recordings are done in 2 takes. I filmed
the melody part."

SCI SEQUENTIAL Prophet VS Digital Vector Synthesizer SN 0906

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ENSONIQ Fizmo Transwave Wavetable Synthesizer

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AKAI professional VX600 Programmable Matrix Synthesizer SN 30615-00998

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KORG DL-50 Delta Synthesizer w/ Hard Case

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YAMAHA CS15 SN 1830 w/ Case

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Freebass FB383 Analog Bass Synthesizer

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"Freeform Analogue Technologies Freebass FB383 - Basically a rebranded version of the Music And More (MAM) MB33, which is basically a Roland TB-303 clone. It's a pure analog synthesizer with a real VCO and a rich squelchy highly resonant filter. The famous 303 glide/slide is controlled by playing legato (or increasing the gate time on an arpeggiator.) I believe these were made in Germany in the mid 90's."

Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer Sound Design & Beta Testing P01

Published on Jul 12, 2018 Jürgen Driessen

"Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer Sound Design & Beta Testing P01"

Analog Synth #2 - Sad and Slow

Published on Jul 12, 2018 Andreas Remshagen

"The Strings-Machine (explained in my videos before) is driven over two ADSR`s - one for the VCA and one for the Steiner-VCF.
(Both ADSR`s are driven over an LFO - see the blue flashing light)
The Attack
is not too fast so it has the Character of an String-Orchestra.
The Strings-Machine plays a four-Notes Chord in minor.
The Keyboard is a modified Formant-Keyboard (Two Wheels and
a Vibrato is added in the Control-Panel)
The Solo Voice is a Sine-VCO running through a Moog-Clone Filter
(Both are described in the site from"

Geeky Homemade LM3900 Norton Op Amp Tester

Published on Jul 12, 2018 Synth Chaser

"I explain what an op amp is and how a Norton Op Amp is different, and then show a little test fixture I made to test these IC Chips that I run into frequently while repairing vintage synthesizers.

Schematic available on my website:"

Make Noise 10 Year Panel: Performing and Composing with Modular Synthesizers

Published on Jul 12, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"On Saturday, June 16th, 2018, Make Noise hosted four panel discussions as part of its 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.

This panel on performing and composing with modular synthesizers featured Tyondai Braxton, Richard Devine, Bana Haffar, and Moe Espinosa (Hypox1a/DrumCell), and was moderated by Make Noise founder Tony Rolando."


Make Noise 10 Year Panel: Make Noise Module Developers

Published on Jul 18, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"On Saturday, June 16th, 2018, Make Noise hosted four panel discussions as part of its 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.

This panel featured several of Make Noise's module developers:

Tony Rolando, founder and head engineer for Make Noise
yerpa58, coder of René and Mysteron
Tom Erbe (soundhack), coder of Echophon, Erbe-Verb, tELHARMONIC, and Morphagene
Matthew Sherwood, coder of 0-Coast and TEMPI

The panel was moderated by Make Noise Instrument Specialist Walker Farrell."

Make Noise 10 Year Panel: Microsound, Tape Music & the Morphagene

Published on Jul 25, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"On Saturday, June 16th, 2018, Make Noise hosted four panel discussions as part of its 10th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.

This panel on Microsound, Tape Music, & the Morphagene featured Tony Rolando, Tom Erbe, Richard Devine, and Walker Farrell."

Abstract Data at Brighton Modular Meet 2018

Published on Jul 12, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Aiming to give those that couldn't make the Brighton Modular Meet a taste of event here's Abstract Data system with beats and bass, Octocontroller and Event Boss modules leading the way and new oscillator/filter/envelope synth voice action.

This footage is from the Brighton Modular Meet on the 1st of July 2018. The event is held at the Attenborough Centre for the Arts at the University of Sussex. More information here -"

8 Bit Sampler With Crazy Sample Rates

Published on Jul 12, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"The Ensoniq Mirage is a vintage 8-bit sampler with a crazy wide range of sample rate options (69). An amazing sound shaping tool that isn’t’ available on modern samplers. In this video we’ll listen to the high and low sampling rate frequencies available in the Mirage and discuss the uses for variable sample rates in modern music of all styles."

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer - The Grid modulators

Published on Jul 12, 2018 Polyend

"Medusa's Grid is a powerful tool. In this example of use, we've recorded a nice chord progression in the middle row of the Grid. The pads on the bottom row don't hold any notes only parameter modulations (each can hold up to 118 parameter flags). The six-voice chord are modulated while they're being played, both released by hand and sequenced on the top row of the Grid. You can even use the Grid as a source of modulation when you're playing the Medusa with an attached external MIDI keyboard. Hope you'll enjoy this short video. Best regards to our friends from Dreadbox!"

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer

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