MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

Elektron Analog Four (A4) ambient demo

Published on Jul 16, 2018 MIDERA

"Messing around with the A4. No external FX used."

A History of Polyphony: Part 8- Paradigm Shift... the RCA Mark II

Part 8 added here.

Sound Design Pt.1: Surf/Sea/Waves

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Quick introduction RE how to create the sound of surf/sea. Take note the principles can be applied to any decent programmable synth. This should prove useful to synth users/sound designers in general, and also those working in Foley etc. I'm very much of the opinion that seeing - and hearing - the process of sculpting a sound is far more useful than reading a book/article on patch settings. The article/patch approach - whist useful - is imitative, and more often than not doesn't really lead to an understanding of the 'how'. Hence I never upload patch settings for sounds I make. The 'how' is of more value, and is the freeing part of the process. And also allows for personal variation/input.

First test with Behringer Model D: synth bass & filter with Arturia Keystep and Roland TR-626

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"The Behringer Model D just arrived here. It is the clone of the classic Minimoog! This video shows my first test with it, creating synth bass patches, using the Arturia Keystep sequencer and the Roland TR-626 Drum Machine.

The full review will be available soon! Would you like to know anything specific about the Model D? Send you question below! 👇"

Paia 5700P, 4-Voice Analog Percussion Synth "The Drum"

via this auction

"This listing is for one extremely rare Paia "The Drum" 5700P Analog Percussion Synthesizer. It is essentially a cab filled with 4 identical modules that can generate a sound that is suited to percussive analog tones. It can be triggered via any sound source, including other drums, eurorack, a drum machine, etc. (voltage trigger OR audio into the 1/4" jack). Each voice also has CV in that tracks across a few octaves so they can also be used as a stand-alone synth voice for basslines, melodies, etc. if so desired.

The sound can be described as very raw and weighty, similar to other early analog percussion units like the Simmons SDSV and 808. This unit works very well for it's age, though some pots/switches could use some cleaning."

Modal Electronics 008 8-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 006-0131

via this auction

"Modal 008 is an 8-voice analog synthesizer. It features two 100% analog VCOs per voice with two sub oscillators, an innovative and extremely flexible multi-mode filter with 15 different modes, VCA, 11 modulation sources — including two audio rate LFOs — with unlimited destinations and a very powerful sequencer and arpeggiator..."

Roland Super JX Synthesizer Keyboard w/ PG-800

via this auction

SoundMachines Modulor 114 Analog Eurorack Synthesizer

via this auction

"SoundMachines Modulor114 is a complete semi-modular, eurorack compatible monophonic analogue synthesizer.

MODULÖR114 is a groundbreaking monophonic synthesizer voice, that seamlessly contains a staggering array of synthesis tools and features into a small logically laid out, eurorack compatible format.

Everything from VCO's, VCF, ADSR EG, Logic Modules, Quantizers, LFO, VCLFO, Voltage Controllable Digital Effects, Waveshapers and much more has been crammed into this highly functional and sonically versatile synthesizer.

Self contained in it's own chassis or mounted into a eurorack case, you are able to power the synth directly form a 12v USB outlet or by using the provided 16-pin eurorack cable.

syncopated/rhytmic bass line with Softpop sequenced by SQ-1| PO-16 | volca sample

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Funk Tree

"Do you like it ? Bastl, Softpop with a few knobs and proper gate produces grumpy organic almost syncopated rhythmic bass."

Arturia MiniBrute 2-First bass sound and unpacking

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Just the new week began with a new delivery from ARTURIA, a French company of software and analog synthesizers.
The box was the newest synthesizer Arturia-MiniBrute 2.
This is a semi modular analogue synthesizer that is the successor of the MiniBrute, offering more Brute power than ever before. MiniBrute 2 produces a huge analog sound, equipped with two thick oscillators, which form the core that shapes the sound. Arturia MiniBrute 2 offers a multifilter, ADSR envelope generator and Brute Factor.
The integrated step sequencer and arpeggiator make rhythmic creation easier, while the new modulation matrix opens up many possibilities.
It offers two oscillators with waveforms and shaping: Sawtooth, Ultrasaw, Square, Pulse, Triangle, Metalizer, Sine, Noise, external signal, Fine, Coarse. VCO1 also has a metalizer, pulse width and FM knobs for adjusting and composing sound and a lot more great features but its great advantage is the 48 Point Patchbay which gives you the opportunity to connect to the world of modular and patching the sound in itself.
Arturia offered great opportunities, again giving a great synth with the possibility of getting to know the semi-modular world."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the Prophet Rev2 and Neara Russell

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

"Keyboardist Neara Russell combines creative musicality with diverse technical skills. A native Wisconsinite, Neara graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a full-ride Presidential Scholarship before relocating to Los Angeles as a full-time performing musician and writer/producer. Neara is currently touring as bandleader/keyboardist for Atlantic artist Hayley Kiyoko. She is music director for artists Skylar Grey and Bonnie McKee, and has toured with Alina Baraz, Duke Dumont, Betty Who, and Bridgit Mendler. As a writer/producer, Neara recently co-wrote & produced the title track for Monogem’s “100%” EP and has released three albums of original music.

We chatted with Neara about how she’s using the Prophet Rev2."

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

Hordijk Minute XIV

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Todd Barton

"Just at the beginning stages of developing a Krell patch for the Hordijk system. Detailed patching minutes to follow..."

Evan's Minimoog Repair/Mods (by Synthpro)

Published on Jul 16, 2018 synthpro

synthpro discusses Moog's 1 volt per octave CV tracking calibration (Open Interface system), issues with other synths, and mods to address it.

"Hey Guys,

This is a video I made of Evan's once very sick minimoog.

The modifications mentioned in this video will be available as a shop install only due to the modifications required internally.

Be sure to check out more demos of this mod on my Instagram page Here:

Thanks again fro all the wonderful support and appreciate all of you who watch my videos!!


Ambient Music w/ AE Modular Synth + Linnstrument + Luna Ukulele + iPad #TTNM

Published on Jul 16, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's some ambient Ukulele music ;-P The Tangible Waves AE Modular Synth plays some semi-random ambient noise soundscapes, while I layer some drone pad on top with the Linnstrument connected to the VOLT iPad Synth. MORE INFO BELOW :)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Tangible Waves AE Modular Synthesizer (ambient noise soundscapes) running on a Harley Benton 9V Powerbank: [posted here]

- Roger Linn Linnstrument (playing VOLT iOS Synthesizer on iPad)

- Luna Ukulele (through iOS AUM with Audio Damage Fuzz, Bram Bos Kosmonaut Delay, Kymatica AUFX: Space Reverb)"


Follow-up to Mode Machines SEQ12 Back in Black. Details are in.


"MODE MACHINES make matrix-style sequencing truly tactile with SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: innovative electronic musical devices brand MODE MACHINES is proud to announce availability of its SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER — a multi-channel MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) step sequencer in a truly tactile, tabletop (rack-mountable) console-type housing that lends itself to creating and arranging pattern-based music as a live performance-capable standalone sequencing tool or working alongside a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to enhance production possibilities — as of July 16…

Isotonik Studios Factorsynth – Machine Learning Tool for Live

JJ Burred - FactorSynth - Demo from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

via Isotonik Studios

"Factorsynth is a new kind of musical tool. It uses machine learning techniques to decompose any input sound into a set of temporal and spectral elements. By rearranging and modifying these elements you can do powerful transformations to your clips, such as removing notes or motifs, creating new ones, randomizing melodies or timbres, changing rhythmic patterns, remixing loops in real time, creating complex sound textures...

Unlike traditional audio effect devices, which take the track’s audio input and generate output in real time, Factorsynth is a clip-based device. It works on audio clips from your Live set that you have selected and loaded into Factorsynth. Once an audio clip has been selected and loaded into Factorsynth, it can then be decomposed into elements. The decomposition process is called factorization, because it is based on a technique called matrix factorization."

Yamaha SK20 Analog Organ String and Synthesizer Ableton Live Instrument racks, now available

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Expanding Sound

"Get it here-
The SK20 Is a bit of a jack of all trades. Theres an organ section, a string section, and an analog Polysynth section available to be mixed together at your preference. I decided to separate each sound, as well as blend them together, making this arguably the widest sound palate of my packs thus far. I hope you enjoy it! If you like our packs, jams, and videos please subscribe to our channel!"

Waldorf XTK wavetable synth with 30 voice upgrade

via this auction

AKAI AX 60 Professional Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Arp Odyssey MKII 2810 Vintage Analog Synth SN 0508

via this auction

"This is the real deal, not the Korg remake, but you already knew that if you're looking at this listing! :) This is a 70s Arp Odyssey 2810 synth, which is technically a MKII but if you know about these, you know there are different subtle varients within the MK1 or 2 family. This particular unit has the 4-pole 4035 filter which is essentially a copy of the Moog Ladder Filter. This is one of the better filters amongst the Oddyssey crop! This one also has the factory installed CV/Gate Ins and Outs. Sweet!

This unit has been fully refurbished to be in the same playing condition as when it was brand new. There are some scratches on the back panel of the unit, but other than that, cosmetically it is very good. When I say it is refurbished, I do not mean a half baked job like some people do. EVERYTHING has been attended to here and all functions work:

-Full keybed tear down and replace/lubricate key bushings, deoxidize, straighten, and protect all whisker contact wires and bus bars.
-Full cleaning of all parts including circuit boards
-Replacement of all IC chips and Op Amp DIPs. All commonly failiing chips have been replaced!
-Replacement of all commonly failing capacitors on Power Board, Board A, B, and C.
-Replacement of tantalum capacitors on the filter module
-Replacement of 100% of the sliders with factory-grade replacements
-Replacement of all colored slider caps (except pink because they don't make these anymore! I figure it's better to have slightly faded pink caps instead of ones that are the wrong color!)
-Deoxidize and lubricate all switches and pitch bend pot
-Full factory test point check with voltmeter and oscilloscope and full factory trim/tune procedure completed

This synth is ready to go and get funky!"

Roland SH-1000 Vintage Analog Synthesizer 1973 SN 140530

via this auction

"Roland’s first synth! 1973!

Recently brought back from the dead and functioning

Notes from repair tech:

This unit has had every electrolytic capacitor replaced, including on the VCA module which required removing the epoxy coating.The hard coating was also removed from the VCF module during servicing. It has been fully calibrated after warm up. Every switch and cable contact were cleaned along with using Deoxit gold contact restore."

Check out the pics of the inside below.

Aries 300 Vintage Modular Synthesizer at The Synth Sanctuary in NYC

Published on Jul 15, 2018 123synthland

"Programmed by Jay Wires, resident programmer at The Synth Sanctuary Electronic Music Studio in NYC. Wanna make the best synth album ever? Send TSS a link to your Soundcloud."

Sonic LAB: Analogue Solutions Treadstone Eurorack Synth Voice

Published on Jul 16, 2018 sonicstate

"We're taking a look at Analogue Solutions Treadstone - part of the SynthBlock range, is now available as a Eurorack module. The self contained analogue voice offers a single oscillator with sub, LFO, ADS(R) envelope and a simple delay, plus a simple MIDI loop sequencer and MIDI/CV."

What's inside the Synthstrom Deluge?

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Olivier Ozoux

"The Synthstrom Deluge is an all-in-one, battery-powered sequencer, synthesizer and sampler. And an all-around awesome little box. But what's inside?

- Renesas R7S721020VC ARM Cortex A9 32bit 400Mhz 3MB RAM
- Alliance AS4C32M16SM-7TCN 512MB 32bit SDRAM
- Microchip PIC24FJ256 16bit 32Mhz Micro-Controller
- 146 RGB LED, 28 single color LED, 4 7-segment LED
- 174 Membrane Switches

...and a bunch of other stuff that makes the Deluge blink, bleep and bloop the way it does.

To prove that no Deluge was harmed during the filming of this video, the entire soundtrack was composed, performed and recorded on my Deluge after it was successfully put back together."

Future Sound Systems at Brighton Modular Meet 2018

Published on Jul 16, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's another little taste of the Brighton Modular Meet this time with Finlay Shakespeare from Future Sound Systems giving his new Spectral Devastator a workout. There's help from other FSS modules including the Gristleizer range too.

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 -"

Roland SH01A & RE501 Chorus Echo

Published on Jul 16, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the SH01A synthesiser through the RE501 tape delay.

No further processing except normalisation."

Haunted Hearts - Digitone Sound Pack Demos

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Jogging House

"You can get my new Digitone Sound Pack 'Haunted Hearts' here:

Also, please check out my new album 'Would':

My Digitone Sound Pack is available now. It features 128 patches with mostly ambient-ish and nostalgic synth sounds.

I made these four short demo tracks to showcase the sounds. Recorded straight to Ableton with no processing whatsoever. Hope you enjoy them."

Most Expressive Synthesizer Iv Ever Played

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Stephen Coker

"Glorious Yamaha CS60 demonstration!!!"

Update: longer version here.

Producer Evolution V1 - Sound Bank for Korg Prologue 16 (Synthcloud Library)

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Synth Cloud


This is a unique collection for Korg Prologue 16 users that allows you to expand your musical horizon. This collection is a comprehensive bank of various kind of sounds such as pads, organs, lead sounds, arpeggio pattern sounds, complex motion pads, analog synth strings, ethereal atmospheres. Very useful for music production and live set...32 new sounds!

Patched and performed by Stefano Angiulli (Aborym's synth player)

Patches List:

Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer (1982) soft and moody sounds

Published on Jul 16, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

The Roland Juno-60 analog synthesizer from the year 1982.

For me the favorit in my vintage synthesizer collection.
The combination of fantastic analog sound, the perfect user interface, very reliable and very good builth quality, the beautiful design and some of my favorite tracks in 80s are made with the Juno-60.

The demo shows the soft side of the Juno-60 sounds. Perfect for moody tracks.

Please no questions about the mod on the backside. I a m tired about these questions. ;)"

Patch n Tweak

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