MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A History of Polyphony: Part 10- The Dawn of Modern Polyphony

Part 10 added here.


via this auction

Studiologic Sledge INIT & Preset Scrolling/Selection Bugs

"AVOID the Studiologic Sledge (Sludge) Synthesizer!!" Published on Jul 19, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"I made this to save you the trouble. I WANT to love this synthesizer but sadly the system is UNSTABLE, even at version 2.5.1. Ghosting patches, INIT patch freeze ups etc. I contacted the company and the matter was downplayed and I didn't even hear back in the final round of questioning. I sent it back and got a synth with a stable core."

Any other Sledge users see this problem?

Burden by Andrea Pessino

"An experiment in orchestral writing with all custom sounds on analog synthesizers. Not trying to sound like an orchestra, just going for thick textures and harmonic language. Synthesizers used:

Arturia MatrixBrute (“soloists,” fx/glissandos/sweeps, far percussion)
Korg Prologue 16 (drone, pulses, rhythmic stabs, harp-like faded arpeggio and extra pads in finale)
Behringer DeepMind 12 (celli-ish arpeggio)
Novation Peak (counterpoint pads)
Dave Smith OB-6 (softer, filler pads)"

Roland JUNO-106 / Aphex Twin - Jynweythek Ylow

Published on Feb 4, 2016 TS Garp

"Old synthesizer cover of Aphex Twin's beautiful music."

This one is in via fischek.



"We've decided to compact a bit our live systems. Here is a short test drive of my ''drums and samples'' system that now also includes two Z-DSPs, so no dedicated FX skiff needed.

Toms909, SD808, CP909, RS909 -> MixZ -> Vermona VcDrive -> Toppobrillo Multifilter Hi Pass -> Z2040
Cymbl909, Hats808, Hats909

Samples: 4x Tiptop ONE
1 - one shot samples -> VCA for accents
2 - Chords
3 - Loops -> Tiptop Forbidden Planet prototype -> Z2040 (FM by Z4000)
4 - Long samples -> R*S VSVCF (FM by Z4000)

The two filtered ONEs that are playing long or continues samples are running through filters that are heavily modulated by the two Z4000s (triggered from dedicated trigger outs) to create percussive sounds, rhythm and bass structures.

Sequenced using Tiptop's Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot and Antimatter's Launch Codes

This system is specifically designed to play rhythm section as part of ZV_K."

Testing a forthcoming ALM Busy Circuits MCO on a modified Vectrex...

Published on Jul 19, 2018 halfofmeis333

PSE warning for this one...

"[🔊ON!] This is how I test @busycircuits #prototype #eurorack #modules... This forthcoming ALM Busy Circuits #MCO #oscillator makes some great shapes coupled with the mighty #mumm8 #akais950 #filter both controlled by a #pamelasnewworkout @tomwhitwell’s #turingmachine (@thonksynth) and I’m sure you’ve worked out there’s some @makenoisemusic #maths #optomix & #wogglebug doing the business to get the #modifies #vectrex #oscillographics going 💥🎛💥 #modularsynth #videosynth #oscillon #bouncingball Shot on an iPhone 8+ with standard camera settings, no messing with anything."

Sequential Prophet X Unboxing

Published on Jul 19, 2018 Wein Glas

"First encounter with the new Sequential Prophet X.
All sounds are recorded directly from the Prophet X to the camera. No overdubbing, no additional FX! Hope you will enjoy it!
Btw: The "drums" will start at about 1:10 minutes!"

DSI Prophet X Demo No Talking - DV247

Published on Jul 19, 2018 DV247 Music Store UK TV

"A demo of the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet X. We haven't even scratched the surface as to what you can do with the Prophet X, but we thought we'd show off just how a few patches and how you can modify them."

Structures & textures: Norns (Pisound/push2 version) , Organelle & Seaboard/Audio Damage Quanta

Published on Jul 19, 2018 junklight

"I got Monome Norns running on Pisound/Push2 (thank you Mark Harris aka thetechnobear) and it's absolutely wicked - so much potential. Here I'm using the 'wormhole' script - a variation on one of the Norns studies and then the Flin script (getting brave and switching patches/setup while I'm playing - working towards playing live all the time :-) )

I paired it with the Organelle and Audio Damages brand new Quanta and let it all take me where it wanted to go......."

Roland SH-1000 Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Keyboard Synthesizer with MIDI SN 1306

via this auction

Yellow Waldorf Q MIDI Synthesizer Rackmount SN 03025129

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Moog - Sub Phatty / 1st recording + sound test

Published on Jul 19, 2018 Genoslaw Uranus

other sounds:
beat: Korg ESX
beeps: Nord Lead 2X
pads: Roland Alpha Juno - 1

Mutable Instruments Shruthi

Published on Jul 19, 2018 SyntheticMachines

"3 tracks made with the MI Shruthi. Well known nice hybrid mono synth with digital osc + SMR-4 MKII 4 pole LP analogue filter.

As always multitrack recording + fx.

Intro : Shruthi
Part 1 : Shruthi
Part 2 : Shruthi + polyphonic chords from the Juno 106
Part 3 : Shruthi"

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // 047 - SH101 Experiment

Published on Jul 19, 2018 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 154-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 047-

Little test of the Roland SH-101 running through the Deluxe Memoryboy into Ext.1 In of the Phenol.

Blade Runner Style

Published on Jul 19, 2018 Alex Ball

"Past to Future samples are one of my favourite developers. They recently put out a Kontakt library made with the holy grail that is the Yamaha CS-80 (1976).

It was recorded with a Lexicon 224 and baked onto a Studer A80 tape machine. It's about as authentic as you'll find. There's 12 patches all designed to capture the vibe of Vangelis and Blade Runner. They're seriously dreamy and huge, straight out of the box. And it costs just $15 to purchase!

Link here:

I put some patches to use in an original composition that's a humble homage to the great composer. I experimented with his meandering and modulating style and if you're interested, the main chord pattern is: Cm, B2add#4, A2add#4, Abadd2, Gb6/9, Fm7 and then back around. The 12 bar phrase is open ended and so it's less obvious where it starts and ends, quite a useful technique. The JX-3P also has its second oscillators tuned a perfect 5th up, which creates some interesting bitonal harmony in some places and adds upper extensions in others.

Sounds used:
Yamaha CS-80 Blade Runner Synth for Kontakt - four patches
Roland JX-3P
Korg MS-20
Sequential Circuits Pro-One
Oberheim DX
Roland TR-606
Rhodes Mark I Seventy Three
Rhythmic Robot EMU Emulator II
Spitfire Joby Burgess Percussion
Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 3 timpani

Sequencer: Cubase 9 / Arturia Beatstep Pro
Plugins: Goodhertz Vulf-Compressor, T-racks, Waves, Past to future reverbs, U-he Satin

CS-80 images from this awesome archive:"

Sonic LAB: Moog Grandmother Synthesizer Review

Published on Jul 19, 2018 sonicstate

"We take a look at the new Moog Granmother Semi Modular Analog Synthesizer. With circuits taken from the classic Moog modules, Sequencer, arpeggiator and spring reverb."

Synthchaser #108 - Vintage Minimoog Repair & Tour Inside

Published on Jul 19, 2018 Synth Chaser

"Today we have a tour around the inside of a vintage Moog Minimoog Model D with a damaged and dangerously miswired power cord. I show you how to open up the synthesizer, what's inside, and how to change the power cord and power light.

Minimoog power lamps are available on my website. I also repair and restore Moogs and other vintage synths for customers around the world."

Ableton With Your Vintage Sampler

Published on Jul 19, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"In this video we’ll use Ableton Live Camera and the Akai S-950 sampler to create some interesting sounds. Vintage samplers can definitely be used regardless of your age or experience. Merging new and old technology is an ideal creative tool for your music.

Ableton Live is a fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance. It comes with effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features.

Max For Live puts the vast creative potential of the Max development environment directly inside of Live. It powers a range of instruments and devices in Live Suite. And for those who want to go further, it lets you customize devices, create your own from scratch, and explore another world of devices produced by the Max For Live community.

The Akai S950 soon followed the S900 and offered increased memory and sampling rates. The sample rate was now variable from 7.5 to 48kHz and it could hold up to 99 samples in memory. Memory could be expanded from 750KB to 2.25MB.

Akai S950 Specifications
Polyphony - 8 voices
Sampler - 12-bit linear, 7.5 to 48kHz sampling rates (63 seconds).
Memory - 750 kB (standard) to 2.25 MB RAM
Effects - None
Arpeggiator/Sequencer - None
Keyboard - None
Storage - 2.25MB in S950
Control - MIDI plus optional 8 trigger-inputs via ME35T-board
Date Produced - 1988"

Novation Circuit 1.7 Overview Videos

Novation's set of Circuit 1.7 overview videos have been added to the Novation Circuit 1.7 announcement post here.

New Arturia DrumBrute Impact Videos

New videos have been added to the bottom of the Arturia DrumBrute Impact announcement post here. - Grand Terminal *FIRST PATCH*

Published on Jul 19, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's my first patch and first play around with the very lovely (filters and FX sound great!) Grand Terminal from I'm using the function generators to modulate both the WTF prototype oscillator and the internal filter then using the on board reverb (lovely frozen / infinite verb trail on it) going into a VCA to side chain against some drums before getting mixed together for the patch. I have a track recorded to release later in the year with this as well as the full in depth demo coming in the not too distant future."

How To Make A Joe Goddard Track

Published on Jul 19, 2018 FACTmagazine

Synths come in after 2:00: Yamaha CS80, ARP 2600, Oberheim OB-Xa.

"Studio secrets from the Hot Chip member and producer.

London producer Joe Goddard has quite the career under his belt. A founding member of Hot Chip – who he’s been performing with for 18 years – Goddard has made six studio albums with the band, released two solo albums, DJs regularly and even runs his own record label, Greco-Roman.

But how does the man that helped to write countless Hot Chip hits and produced the 2011 classic ‘Gabriel’ make a track? We visited his production space in east London to get an insight into his creative process, where he gave us a step-by-step guide to making music with vintage synths, classic rack effects, Just Blaze drum samples and Cubase. Listen to the finished track below."

2018.7.28 Theremin體驗營 (Promo Video for Taiwan theremin event)

Published on Jul 19, 2018 seho 303

"Promo Video for Taiwan theremin event.

Subscope theremin
Doepfer A-104 Tautonium Formant Filter"

How to make a eurorack module

Published on Jul 19, 2018 markusfuller

"Here I make myself a useful eurorack module basically to fill an odd HP gap but making it useful enough to add midi to the Disting expert sleeper and external spring reverb to the music thing modular spring reverb unit.
HP sizes explained in the video.
***Its better to NOT ground the MIDI in socket*** as I did in the video at 11:00. now ground has been removed from MIDI in."

Novation Officially Announces Circuit v1.7

Published on Jul 19, 2018 NovationTV

Novation // Circuit 1.7 - Overview
Novation // Circuit 1.7 - Pattern Chain Sequences
Novation // Circuit 1.7 - Pattern Chain Extended
Novation // Circuit 1.7 - Tied Notes
Novation // Circuit 1.7 - Synth Micro Nudge

Don't miss BoBeats' sneak peek video posted yesterday.

"Even greater control of your groove creation – for free!

The evolution of Novation Circuit continues, with v1.7 bringing some hotly-requested powerful functions, including Pattern Chain Sequences, Tied/Drone Notes and Synth Micro-nudge. Download the system updater here.

Key features

Make songs

We've expanded what’s possible with the Patterns view, allowing complex sequences of patterns and pattern chains to be made. There's a new Pattern Chain Sequence function, from which up to 32 patterns and 16 chains of patterns can be selected in any order. Patterns and chains can be repeated, and sequences can be build up and easily navigated between. The append setting can be toggled to add patterns and chains to an existing pattern sequence, even when playing.

Create Tied/Drone Notes

Each step now has a tie-forward setting, so it's now possible to tie notes together in order to create drone notes and long ambient pads.

Take music off the grid

It's now possible to take music off the grid by delaying notes on a step from one to five ticks (each step is divided up into six ticks). It's also possible to use Synth Micro-nudge to create new, more complex rhythms like triplets across the beat."

Arturia Officially Announces DrumBrute Impact

Published on Jul 19, 2018 Arturia

"Packing 10 beefy high-impact sounds, a unique "Color" layer, output distortion, and probably the best step sequencer on the planet. Say hello to DrumBrute Impact; your new go-to drum machine."

You might have caught the DrumBrute Impact demo posted yesterday afternoon here. The official videos, press release, and a few more user videos are in and captured here.

DrumBrute Impact Tutorials

DrumBrute Impact Introduction Tutorials: Episode 1 - Sounds and Steps
DrumBrute Impact Introduction Tutorials: Episode 2 - Color and Distortion
DrumBrute Impact Introduction Tutorials: Episode 3 - Adding Feeling

DrumBrute Impact: Users & Press

Arturia Drumbrute Impact Live Jam - LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER
Arturia DrumBrute Impact - Rick Feds
New DrumBrute Impact Review and Full Sound Test - loopop
Dualtrx - Live Sessions // 20 (Arturia Drumbrute Impact, Minibrute 2S and 0-Coast)
Arturia-DrumBrute Impact first sound pattern and new color mode - Dziam Bass
DRUMBRUTE IMPACT VS ORIGINAL DRUMBRUTE - Side by side comparison & sound demo - BoBeats

"Analog pioneers Arturia are set to release DrumBrute Impact, an exciting new hardware drum machine that combines raw, energetic sounds, advanced sequencing, and fast, fun workflow into an addictive little powerhouse you won’t want to put down.

The newest member of the “Brute” analog hardware family, DrumBrute Impact really lives up to the name. Featuring attitude-packed, tweakable analog drums sounds, an all-new “Color” layer, output distortion, and arguably the best sequencer on the planet, DrumBrute Impact promises to redefine the way you create rhythm, drums, and percussion, both in the studio and on stage.

In the sound department, DrumBrute Impact features 10 fantastic sounds accessible through 8 responsive performance pads:

KICK : pounding bass drum with nice attack transients and variable pitch and decay. protocol.
SNARE 1 : a big-bodied snare with great, editable snap and decay.
SNARE 2 : a trashy snare with a hint of clap, with adjustable tone and decay.
TOM HIGH : simple but powerful high tom with sweepable pitch.
TOM LOW : pants-shaking low tom that can get so low you could use it as a 2nd kick.
CYMBAL : zingy, metallic crash with adjustable decay.
COWBELL : a simple but effective percussive cowbell.
CLOSED HAT : hard-hitting hat with variable tone that also effects the Open Hat.
OPEN HAT : open up the hat sound with changeable decay with a mute controlled by the Closed Hat.
FM DRUM : a percussive synth voice with adjustable carrier pitch, decay, FM amount, and mod pitch.

These sounds have been carefully crafted by Arturia’s sound designers to not only sound exciting and visceral, but to also create a cohesive “kit” sound that truly gives DrumBrute Impact a unique, inspiring voice.


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