MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

LFO Waveshaping on the OB6

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Illustration of the LFO on the OB6. The patch itself, like last night's Matrixbrute analog patch, took quite a while to make. But it's a great patch for illustrating the LFO. Note I'm intentionally limiting what I'm playing with in this vid i.e. no resonance sweeps etc.

The OB6 is a great sound design tool. Of course, I'd advise anyone considering purchasing the Obi to know the boundaries of the instrument (this can be said of any instrument, though. I've never purchased a 6-string guitar then complained about the lack of a 7th string) - but within these boundaries there is almost limitless potential. And the Obi tone needs no introduction.

This is a sample from a 30-40 minute take. I'm working on something at present that requires quite odd and unique sounds (also hence last night's vid). With synth sound design projects, I normally have an idea of the sound I want, and record what I 'think' the sound I want is - but play within a 'bandwidth parameter' whereby i'll go through various permutations of sounds. More often than not the sound I use is something found when playing within these bandwidths rather than the 'imagined' sound itself.

I find it good practice to simply hit record, then keep the end product as a 'sketchbook', as even something as short as a 5-second sample can have its place, given the correct project/concept.

It s also good to take a very objective approach to easily 'let go' of something. Generally, when listening back, i'll be thinking RE certain parts 'bin that, keep that part, bin that part, maybe that part, bin that' etc etc.

The latter point is an important one for anyone hoping to succeed in the commercial music industry. If you reach that stage, it is more than likely you'll have to present materials as an illustration of your work. And the response will be very objective/literal i.e. 'this could be useful, no use for this at present, that is pastiche, this is interesting' etc etc. If precious about work, hearing someone else call something you've created 'useless' probably won't sit too well! But it is very common - and isn't an insult i.e. something may, in fact, have no commercial use. Which is ok. It doesn't mean it has no value.

All best

A History of Polyphony: Part 7- Hammond's "synthesizers!"

Part 7 added here.

Ensoniq SQ1 Plus Pitch Bend Repair

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Synthesizer Keith

"In this video I replace the potentiometers in the pitch and mod wheels of my Ensoniq SQ1 Plus. I also replace a broken key, and discuss the 7-bit pitch bend MIDI output of the SQ1.

All music in this video was composed and produced by Keith Robert Murray, exclusively on the Ensoniq SQ1 Plus."

MAGIC FLY cover by Arrayzable on Korg MS-20, Monologue, Blofeld, Mopho and others

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Arrayzable

"MAGIC FLY by french synthesizer band SPACE from 1977. This is a classic and I was bound to make a cover of this magnificent track sooner or later.

I won't get into trouble if you share!

I just got the Waldorf Blofeld, so I brought it in to do the pads, and I think it does a nice job :)

I got my beloved Commodore 64 for a little title screen in the background.

Enjoy the track mates!

As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:

Korg MS-20 mini
Waldorf Blofeld
Korg Electribe EMX-1
Korg Monologue
DSI Mopho
Volca Bass
Korg X5DR
Korg Poly 800


Digitakt Jam Sessions #01: Summer Time! (and another Announcement in between :-) )

Published on Jul 15, 2018 umonox

"Hello my friends. Its been a while and in the future it may also take a while for a next Video to come from me. This time its some sort of a housy Tune i made with the Digitakt from Elektron.

Hope you enjoy it!

All the best,

** INSIDE ** Dave Smith (DSI) Prophet X synthesizer during repair

Published on Jul 15, 2018 encrust1

"My DSI Prophet X had a fault on delivery with the LFO Freq control. Exceptional service at DSI meant that a replacement PCB was dispatched to me immediately for DIY replacement (in the the UK).

This rough and ready video documents the process and gives a glimpse inside the Prophet X for those interested!

Sound taken from my ohter recent video - a demo using a patch I made"

And a demo:

Dave Smirt (DSI) Prophet X - long play demo of custom patch

Published on Jul 12, 2018

"This synth has massive sweet spots - you can tweak the sound in so many ways and it will still be musical and emotional. This video is of a patch I made called 'The City'. This is a single part (no layering/splitting)

Slider 1 = more LFO (and slight sample) modulation of main oscillators
Slider 2 = more high pass filter (from effects) and tweaking of other FX params
Mod wheel = open analog LPF and reduce FX reverb time
Aftertouch = more oscillator slop

No external processing whatsoever - what you hear is the sound straight out of the Prophet X.

Sorry the video isn't pin sharp. But please still watch in HDfor better audio quality."

DSI Prophet 08 Synthesizer

Published on Jul 14, 2018 LeWelsch Photo & Music

"3 Times Prophet 08 & VPS Avenger Drum

POV: @Home, Bern, Switzerland.

Copyright: LeWels©h MultiMediaLab, Bern, Switzerland." - SoundMit Spinoff Events

via SoundMit

Today was a great day in Torino with the first Soundmit Spinoff " - Torino Music Garage Sale" with the precious support of ARTURIA, ARTURIA USER GROUP TORINO and ARTURIA USER GROUPS. Attached are some pics of the event.

The next full SoundMit will be held on November 3/4 2018 in Torino, Italy.


The next smaller event is set for September - details here.

Roland 100m 182 Sequencer SN 100740

via this auction

"Vintage, very rare Roland System 182 sequencer, part of the system 100M. It's in near mint condition (see photos) and comes with 8-pin DIN cable. The serial number is: 100740.

Some information from internet:

A two channel, eight step analog sequencer for producing control voltage changes in sequence to produce such things as melodic patterns, patterned tone colour changes, etc.

In series mode, voltage sequences of up to 16 steps may be programmed.

In parallel mode, 2 independent voltages can be preset for each of up to 8 steps, or one of the channel outputs can be used to control the sequencer clock so the timing between each step in the sequence can be different.

Several sequencers may be used in series for longer sequences, or in parallel for more channels of simultaneous output.

Tempo control: 7sec-3ms (0.14Hz-33Hz)
Portamento: 0-10sec, channel 1 only
Gate Time: 10%-90%
CV Out: 0-3v/0-10v
Gate Out: +14v, Impedance 2kOhm
Tempo CV Input: 0-10v, Impedance 120kOhm
Trig. In: +5-15v more than 1ms, Impedance 50kOhm
End Pulse Out: +14v 10ms, Impedance less than 3.3kOhm"

USSR Stylus synthesizer "GAMMA" soviet vintage stylophone

Published on Jul 15, 2018 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction

Fender Chroma Polaris Analog Poly Synthesizer SN 302655

via this auction

"Has brand-new membrane panels, installed 04/18. All keys function, and all 6 voices work great. Sweet!

Interior is clean, zero corrosion. All boards look great, nearly brand new.

Exterior is near pristine (some oxidation present on upper right of top panel) but overall excellent condition (9.5/10) for a circa 1985-86 vintage instrument.

Blue sides were recently rounded to remove edge damage, and blue stain was done with oil-based stain (Varathane Worn Navy) and urethane satin finish.

This is a 6 voice (12 VCOs total) analog synth with a 61-key velocity sensitive keyboard. It has selective pitch bend, which lets you bend some notes in a chord while keeping others fixed. It has a MIDI interface, and includes a built-in sequencer."

[demo] Introduction to Waldorf Quantum

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Synthesizer Video Service

"This is a 'short' introduction to the new Waldorf Quantum synthesizer. I tried to cover as many things as possible but there are too many features in this beast. So I focussed on the most important ones: wavetables, sample player, particle, resonator, analog filters, sequencer and komplex modulator."

New v 1.20 Firmware for Roland System 8 is a Big Update.

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Fabbri's Midnight Librarians

"Roland released a new firmware version 1.20 in June 2018. This video covers the new oscillators and filters in depth. Kudos to Roland for continuing to develop the System 8 firmware. Love this synth."

Also see Roland's videos here.

DONALDCRUNK live 7/14/18 @ Modular On the Spot Seattle

Published on Jul 15, 2018 donaldjasoncrunk

"My performance for MOTS at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle. Headphones or speakers recommended! Absolutely beautiful setting and everyone played amazing music.

This patch is the Industrial Music Electronics Stillson Hammer Mk II driving a DPO for melodies and STO into STG Soundlabs Post Lawsuit Lowpass filter for bass. Out of frame is my trusty Yamaha MG mixer and Akai Headrush on delay."

MOOG minimoog vs Model D │ Can you hear it now?! - haQ attaQ 290

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Jakob Haq

Reveal comes after 4:20.

"It's time for the title bout! MOOG minimoog vs Model D. Hardware synth legend against it's software counterpart. Both made by one of the most beloved synthesizer manufacturers! So the question is apart from the obvious hardware and software aspect, how similar do they really sound? Can you hear the difference now?

Huge thanks to Kai Aras from NUMERICALaudio who provided me with minimoog footage and sounds. You're a boss!

The lovely Oscilloscope is actually a composite video made using two pictures and a video and took several hours to put together. I borrowed the yellow oscilloscope from a picture that I found on Pinterest. ►"

iTunes: Minimoog Model D - Moog Music Inc.

vangelis spirit with korg prologue 16 - by graal7

Published on Jul 15, 2018 graal7

original song by graal 7
inspired by vangelis sounds and song.
prologue 16 matrixbrute and xs 8

Salyut - 1 / Салют-1 by Soviet Space Child

"This track is a demo/tribute to the Waldorf MicroWave XTk, which is my favorite digital synthesizer of all time. All of the instruments on this track are from my Waldorf MicroWave XTk 30, and the drums are samples taken from the PPG Waveterm. The drums and strings were processed through an Eventide H3000 D/SE, and there are two Roland RE-501 Chorus Echoes on the FX bus configured in stereo operation. All of the tracks were tracked and mixed through an analog mixer, with analog EQ and compression on the mix bus.

The Salyut- was the first ever space station to be launched into orbit:"

Introducing Synth Sounds - An Online Repository of Synth Demos

Synth Oli, maker of the massive SYNTH EVOLUTION poster and matching coffee mugs, previously featured here on MATRIXSYNTH, has launched Synth Sounds, a new site dedicated to the daunting goal of capturing demos of every synth manufactured. He is currently 10% complete (about 40 samples of the 400 synths on there so far), and looking for user contributions for the rest. "All contributors will get a credit on the site so a bit of fame is there for the taking!"

Currently the site features vintage synths between 1960-1990, but future updates will include drum machines and later synths.

A History of Polyphony: Part 6- The Warbo Formant Orgel

Part 6 added here.

Eurorack Modular J3RK Mirror Core VCO in PLL configuration (sort of...)

Published on May 5, 2014 encrust1

Watch your volume levels on this one.

"Just a bit of fun...

My newly constructed J3RK Mirror Core VCO kit from Synthcube. (Not quite finished - a switch needs wiring in and a knob adding.)

The only external module doing anything relevant is a Doepfer LFO.

The left side VCO is producing a reference frequency which the right side should lock to - although this frequency is very low for much of the video. This would be a classic PLL (with divider on the right VCO output, phase comparator XOR gate, and integrator controlling the right VCO voltage input) except that the Lockhart folder is inserted in the PLL loop. This is configured as VCA + single fold. The control voltage for the VCA comes from the external LFO.

The result is that the loop never really 'locks' but meanders around a few attractors which are heavily based on the left VCO frequency. The video camera doesn't capture it well, but this set up produces a lot of bass at times.

I also have the FM input of the left VCO controlled by a second phase comparator output.

I am looking forward to completing the module and getting it into my main rack with filters.

Sorry for the shaky video."

Polyend Seq, Eurorack, Mother 32, Digitakt, Digitone, XTk, Ableton Wavetable

Published on Jul 15, 2018 junklight

"In a 'why do I have all this hardware - I should probably sell it' kind of mood today. Not sure if this helps one way or the other but I enjoyed making it........

The Xkey is playing one of the digitone channels - the Keystep is playing the Ableton Wavetable"

Frequency Central System 700 filter (Roland clone) Eurorack modular

Published on Jul 15, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"I wanted a bit of classic Roland sound in my Eurorack modular, hence the System 700 filter and other Frequency Central System X modules. Here it's being played via an Arturia Keystep, and I'm using the Make Noise Pressure Points as a kind of patch memory for filter cutoff settings, which I also 'play' in the first part to demonstrate this. In the middle is a verion of something I recorded/uploaded a couple of times with my old Roland SH-1, first in 2012, along with some of the original video from it. See links in video.

In the final part I overdub the first sound over the second.

Recorded into AUM on an iPad, with Audio Damage EOS2 reverb.

Check out my free album and other releases here:
Support my music/channel here:
Updates and info about my creative nonsense here:"

Moog Grandmother, Digitone, Digitakt & Peak - A 45 minute set

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Ehsan Gelsi

Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer Sound Design & Beta Testing P03

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Jürgen Driessen

"Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer Sound Design & Beta Testing P03"

THE LOST TIMBRE - Syncalvier II Release G

Published on Jul 15, 2018 100 Things I Do

"I thought I would do another sound exploration and Timbre clip for the Synclaver.

The tile of the clip comes from dialling in a really nice patch only through my own loose thinking forgetting to ensure I had a writable floppy in the drive to start with! Oh well, live and learn! For some reason my Synclavier gets a bit grumpy when It wants to write to a disk and it can't (possible I don't know a key combination to recover the CPU without blowing everything away also)."

Synth Stuff Ep. 46 - E-mu Emax II

Published on Jul 15, 2018 tritonrecordings

"The Emax line was the most affordable range of samplers, especially compared to the famed Emulator series. The Emax II differs from the 1 primarily in that is has digital filters instead of analog. I've made a couple samples from Silent Hill (the first two sounds) and it's pretty easy to figure out how to get them in and modify them. If anyone knows how to get the Alan Wilder/Depeche Mode sounds on here, let me know! I suspect Depeche Mode fans are the main reason why Emulator prices stay high, but I've been wrong before. I see loads of sounds online but I'm still unsure how to get them on here. Pointers welcome!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 Synthesizer SN 000155

via this auction

"This beautiful Prophet T8 has just been serviced by David Sesnak at Wine Country Sequential and is fully functional, running the latest OS version 3.8. I have cared well for it in my smoke-free studio for many years. Will ship in the same carefully padded box that Wine Country sent it in. Comes with original manual and dual foot pedal. Cosmetically in good condition - the wood is in good shape save for one noticeable scratch on the right wood cheek, and some scratches on the metal top cover (see photos).

The T8, Sequential Circuits' legendary powerful flagship poly-aftertouch synth, was introduced in 1983. It was Sequential's answer to the CS-80, and is well-known for its excellent hammer-action keyboard that offers polyphonic aftertouch, attack and release velocity. It was so well-designed that the same keyboard was incorporated into the Synclavier II, one of the most high-end synthesizers ever made.

One little-known fact about the T8 is that starting with OS v3.5, it can be switched to act as an MPE / Channel-Per-Note controller (MIDI Mode 4), which basically means you can control MPE-compatible synths with per-note aftertouch. It is like polyphonic aftertouch (but only for MPE / channel-per-note compatible synths or multitimbral synths that can receive aftertouch on 8 separate channels)"

Roland TB-303 Bassline w/ Original Box SN 220800

via this auction

"The iconic Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer is one of the most sought after vintage synthesizers. It has helped develop and stylize many forms of electronic music styles. If ever there was a need for a repetitive bassline/groove or an extremely resonant and bubbly sound, the 303 is it.

A truly unique machine with a very distinct and identifiable sound. Monophonic analogue synthesizer with cutoff frequency, resonance, envelope, decay, accent, glide + waveform control.

Excellent condition. 100% original with no modifications. Serial number 220800. No corrosion on battery terminals. Original box packaging. 1-owner since 1999, rarely used and held in storage for the past 15-years. Good working order. Sold as is without manual, adapter or carry bag."

Casio SK-8 Sampling Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"This keyboard was made around 1987 in Japan, and it includes the original box, original manual, and keyboard."

Philips PMC100 Composer SN 0027782

via this auction

"RARE Philips PMC100 Composer. 1980s Retro. Yamaha Chip. Vintage synth in great condition. Tested with batteries and in working order. The item is complete with both instruction manuals although one is in German. Also included is the strap and original pouch."

Gattaca Soundtrack 'Departure' (Michael Nyman) on polyphonic Modular Synth

Published on Jun 19, 2016 encrust1

"Arrangement of part of Departure from Michael Nyman's Gattaca score, on my modular synth. No external sequencers or effects - everything is generated on the synth.

Sorry for the bad audio quality - was captured on a phone only prior to re-wiring the patch."

Free Vst - Osiris 6 Synthesizer By Neko

Published on Jul 15, 2018 VST4SOUNDS

"in this vidéo i will go to show you how to download and install Osiris 6 Synthesizer this free vst piano has released by Neko.

DrumBrute VS DrumBrute Creation Edition

Published on Jul 15, 2018 Enrique Martinez

"What's the difference between the Arturia DrumBrute vs DrumBrute Creation addition?"

Robaux SWT16 Chiptune Loop

Published on Jul 15, 2018 robaux

"Since the Robaux Sweet 16 is based on an 8Bit chip, it is obvious to do a chiptune with it. At least on the drums ;)"

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