MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Switched-On Handel - Gavotte

Published on Aug 17, 2018 SynthMania

"Switched-On" style with modular
Gavotte - by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Switched-On SynthMania

Fragment - FM/Additive & Processing.js input

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Fragment Synthesizer

"Fragment is an online collaborative programmable noise-of-all-kinds realtime audio / visual software.

This video demonstrate additive / FM synthesis with the new Processing.js feature (available on GitHub, not yet released) which allow the creation and live-coding of Processing.js sketches inside Fragment.

Sketches are manipulated as a texture inside the fragment shader like any other inputs.

Processing.js is the sister project of the popular Processing visual programming language, it is a powerful language for graphics programming which allow to do any kind of visuals and logic.

You can try the Fragment synthesizer now at :"

NuEVI Tutorial #1 - Overview - Mark Steiner

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Mark Steiner

"Overview of the main sensors/controls of the NuEVI. Also explores some of the sounds and styles of music it does well.

Find out exactly how the fingering works... an elegant and efficient method that covers 7 octaves very consistently and reliably.

Special thanks to Nyle Steiner, Johan Berglund, Steve Anderson, James Ingenito, Erik Klein, Christa Steiner and me (Mark Steiner)."

NuEVI Tutorial #2 - Firmware Updates - Mark Steiner

Published on Nov 13, 2018 Mark Steiner

"NuEVI Firmware updates

Teensy Loader:

As of 11/13/18 - Firmware update available! Version number is 1.2.9, and you can track all the version changes at the NuEVI github page to see what's new compared to the version you are running on your NuEVI."


via this auction

"This is a Wiard Synthesizer Company GR-1204 Joy Rider.

It is a 4.5" Frac module with a pair of Vactrol-based Borg 1 Filters.

Joystick "x" controls 1, joystick "y" controls 2.

Common resonance control.

Individual mode controls.

Common envelope control with pull switch which changes filters between series and parallel configurations for band-pass and band-reject. Each filter is adjustable through Low pass, Band Pass, and High Pass modes.

Hand-built and panel silk-screened by Grant Richter."

Synthrotek Low Pass Gate - Critical Listening Demo - West Coast Modular

Published on Aug 17, 2018 synthrotek

"Put on some headphones and get into the mix of the Synthrotek West Coast System!

The LPG is a West Coast Synthesis staple! Our dual Low Pass Gate creates organic percussion timbres, paving the way for sonic exploration with a Buchla/Subotnick vibe.

The LPG has two identical low pass gates in one module. Its unique non-linear qualities emulate percussion timbres like congas, bongos, plucks, etc. The LPG is vactrol based, which creates natural-sounding decays. When the CV input is pinged by short/fast envelopes, it results in more organic sounds like bongos. The slide pot functions in two ways: when the the CV input is not patched, it attenuates/mixes the audio signal. When the CV jack is patched, it attenuates the output level and changes the timbre of the audio signal.

Each LPG channel can be used as a VCA. VCA mode bypasses the low pass filter and resonance and doesn't color the sound of your input audio. The vactrol gives the VCA a living, breathing, non-linear response.

We tested a number of vactrols for this module, and we liked the pre-tested NSL-7053 best of all. The NSL-7053 has a slower response and a more exponential response curve. The VTL5C4 has a slightly faster response and a more linear response curve. But the LPG will work with a number of different types/brands, including dual vactrols. In fact, each channel can be built with a different set of vactrols."

PMF Toggle 2

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Randy Piscione

"Quick "demo" of the PM Foundations Toggle Eurorack Module. Not really a demo, just playing around and thought I would use the pattern for a brief bit of improv. Get the Toggle here:

Rather than switch the toggle with a gate or LFO, I used a pair of function generators driven by a common clock for the Toggle CV inputs. The LEDs on the Toggle show the rhythm. Four VCOs go into four filters, which go into the four Toggle inputs, and the two outputs go to the VCAs and then the final mixer. EGs are driven from the function generators as well. The rhythm is just the filter audio outs timed by the function generators."

Vintage 1983 Sequential Circuits Inc Six Trak Synthesizer SN 0764J

via this auction

Novation // PadCulture - The Story Of The Launchpad Lightshow

Published on Aug 17, 2018 NovationTV

"Novation have released a new film, showcasing the community of YouTube artists who make Lightshow videos, which often garner millions of views from around the globe. Profiling six prominent Lightshow creators, the film unmasks those who have built, and continue to grow, the scene. Beginning with what is regarded as the scene’s catalyst — Madeon’s Pop Culture video (from which the film derives its title) — it follows the chronology of the Lightshow movement, from creators getting their first Launchpads to their first million video hits, and what it actually takes to be a Launchpad performer.

The film features in-depth interviews with Exige (AUS), Kaskobi (UK), Madeon (FR), M4SONIC (AUS), Nev (US) and R!ot (US). Each artist contributes to guiding the narrative, as they recall their personal milestones and give their perspective on the scene. They recall the early days of the Lightshow, the inherent limitations of the original Launchpad, and how Novation’s technical advances allowed them to make ever more complex performances. They also discuss the tensions in the scene — the accusations and implications of people ‘faking it’ by miming to or pre-programming their LED shows — but also the shared goal of moving the scene onward for the mutual benefit of the entire community of creators and their audiences.

As a brand, Novation has supported the Lightshow community in various forms over the years. In 2014, they invited Australian Launchpad artist M4SONIC as a resident artist on the Novation booth at Winter NAMM. More recently, collaborations with creators Nev and Kaskobi showed cutting-edge applications of the Launchpad. This latest project with the Lightshow community finally breaks open some of the secrecy surrounding the scene in a story of hard work, limitless imagination, extreme technical prowess and tremendous personal triumph.

Pad Culture // The Story Of the Launchpad Lightshow was produced in-house at Novation and was Directed by Chris Mayes-Wright, whose 2014 film about the Focusrite Studio Console captured the imagination of many music professionals. The aim for this latest piece, says Chris, was “To look at Lightshow creators from another angle, both metaphorically and literally — I didn’t want a single overhead shot in the piece! My goal was for the audience to actually meet the creators and find out what inspires them.

For more information on the story, visit:

Friday Fun: Prophet X and DrumBrute Impact Synth Jam

Published on Aug 17, 2018 sonicstate

"Its been a while, but the Prophet X review took a while - so we publish another in our occasional Friday Fun Synth Jam series. This time its the Prophet X and the Arturia DrumBrute Impact. Enjoy..
#fridayfun #synthjam #prophetx"

Also see Sonic LAB: Sequential Prophet X Big Fat Review.

A New Prophet VS? Part 2

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Wein Glas

"A Short Video to Show You, How the Prophet X Can Be Used As Some Kind of a New 8-Voice Prophet VS.

In This Video I Use The Touch Sliders to Blend Between The VS Waves. Part 1 used LFOs."

Part 1 here.

DSI Prophet 6

Published on Aug 17, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

MS-20 Mini And TT-606 Jam

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The MS-20 Mini has the has the same gritty and squelchy character of the original Korg MS-20. The external signal processor section of it can also be used to distort and filter other signals, in this video the TT-606 kick drum is run through the processor. The Cyclone Analogic TT-606 has the sounds of the classic 606 drum machine with more options for tweaking the sounds. The SQ-1 is used for sequencing and the Bastl Dude is mixing everything together.

Bundle available here:"

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Tracks from The James Newman Groove Orchestra Upcoming Release: 'This side of the curse'

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Audio Illustrator

New tracks from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, James Newman's upcoming release, 'This side of the curse'. You can find track details including their inspirations for the videos further below.

"This will be the opening piece for a 9 piece album I'm working on inspired from Biblical ideas and truths/passages and in a Pink Floyd/Orchestral mixed style. The Album will be called 'This side of the curse'. Here is the song listings:

1) This side
2) Broken
3) Out of Sync
4) A minor moment of reason
5) Let me out of here
6) And we are not
7) The silence of grasping air
8) Another Floydian Slip
9) Flip side

PS...once again I'm using a lot of the Behringer Model D on this piece but using a variety of other softsynths as well as the Moog DFAM and Mother 32."

Video playlist:

1. This side
"This side" is a song about this side of the curse. We all know that life is not only challenging but also downright hard at times. Even in the best of times we can see that life has a way of working against us.

I believe this life is indeed under a curse and that we all long to be set free from that which we are bound under.

This piece is based from Genesis 3.

I hope you enjoy. :)

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Newman.

James Newman 's music can be purchased at:

Let's Play with Tardigrain

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Tim Webb

"This year iOS got three great new granular synths! I'm going to explore them all, starting with Tardigrain from humbleTUNE. This one is extremely smooth with a lot of modulation available in a simple, performance-oriented, interface. Tardigrain is available on iTunes:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: (Patrons of both campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

Gentile Robyn

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Todd Barton

Music Design by Todd Barton
Video by Bruce Bayard
Based on the tune, "Ah, Robyn" by William Cornysh (1456-1523)
Original recording (1973) Laurie Monahan, Sherril Kannasto & Beverly Simmons
Music morphed and manipulated in the MakeNoise Morphagene by Tom Erbe

Electro Traveller - Granular Voices in the Magic Forest

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Metunar

"Ambient performance with Tasty Chips Electronics GR-1 granular synthesizer in a forest of Onsernone valley in Switzerland.
Live recording direct from the GR-1.
The GR-1 was used with a Ravpower RP-PB054 powerbank."

ARP PPC (Proportional Pitch Control) demo flexidisc (1977)

Published on Aug 17, 2018 baward

"The little-loved PPC was ARP's attempt to inject more character into the Odyssey and Axxe synths."

VGM #145: Main Theme (Diddy Kong Racing) Ft. RichaadEB

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Ace Waters

"No, we are not making a Diddy Kong Racing album. I just heard his cover and it inspired me to do a cover of my own. And then maybe a second one in a few weeks. Good to make goofy music with this boy again. Enjoy!"

Zelda Music on Synths

Published on Aug 17, 2018 GLASYS

"My live arrangements of some of my favorite tunes from the Legend of Zelda series. Download the tracks for free at:

If you like what I do, please subscribe to my channel and follow me on Instagram:

Thanks for your support! :)

Gear used: DSI Prophet 6, Yamaha Reface CS, SE Boomstar 4075, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Korg Microkey 2, Red Panda Tensor, Chase Bliss Thermae, my custom Arcadia keyboard (built by Moldover), Enhancia ring prototype, Polyverse Manipulator. In some of the tracks I control parameters using an M-Audio foot pedal.

Tracks: Chest Opening, Fairy Fountain, Zelda's Lullaby, The Dark World, Sheik's Theme, Lost Woods, Midna's Lament.

Huge thanks to Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi and Asuka Ohta for the amazing and inspiring music."

Two New PolivoksPRO Videos by Alexey Taber

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Alexey Taber

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #52: Access Virus A - Song 1

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Access Virus A. It's a 12 voice polyphonic virtual analog synth with two OSC per voice and two independent resonant filters.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Access Virus A - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2 - Alesis 3630 (bassdrum on sidechains). Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a small Behringer mixer into the pc for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Installing an SD Card Reader (SCSI2SD) in a vintage keyboard (Yamaha EX5)

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Alex S.

"Today I'm installing an SD Card Reader in my EX5, which replaces the SCSI hard drive. Speed comparison included at the end of the video."

SCSI2SD board
Yamaha ASIB1 SCSI interfaces on eBay


via this auction

Moog The Source SN 2609

via this auction

Dead Jen SX2000 Analog synthesizer brought back to life

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Dave Dave


Published on Aug 17, 2018 LESINDES

"Checking and tweaking the FACTORY PRESETS 13-25 of WALDORF QUANTUM."

Ritm-2 Demo

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Cyril Metodey

Lucky Catz | Three Chord House Shit | Novation Ciruit 1.7

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Danny Nugent

"House Jam on the Novation Circuit

Using the 1.7 update"

Boredbrain Transmutron Dual FX Loop Crossover Filter for guitar pedals & eurorack

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Boredbrain Music

"TRANSMUTRON, a new product from Boredbrain Music, is a dual FX loop crossover filter for guitar pedals & eurorack.

Link to Pre-Order

· Split signal into two frequency bands
· Process with pedals, eurorack and other effects
· Crossover, crossfader and resonant notch modes
· Control splitpoint with CV and expression pedal
· Select between 12, 24 or 48 db/oct filter slopes
· Limit bandwidths with hi & low cut filters

Yamaha CS50: Famous Presets

New video added to this post.

ADX-1 Mode Machines -Create analog drum sound in pattern

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi everyone.

ADX-1 is an analog drum machine from Mode Machines.

in this movie I showed a little real-time audio process when creating a patern connected by midi from Akai MPC1000.
ADX offers a rich sound game so I decided to show some possible sounds on this paterns.

of course, it depends on us how we will modify the sound as much as we want to get the crazy sounds of drums. in the same kick in ADX or Synth sound we have modulations, tune, deph FM, Bend, attack relase and distortion, in Hi-hat or metal sound while modulation goes to cutoff or resonace with envelope mod 1 to 2 and mix 1 with 2 cross sounds.
it gives you many possibilities to hear different sounds of drums."

Sequential TOM - One of the most awesome drum machines you can get

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Espen Kraft

"The Sequential TOM drum machine from 1985, one of the most advanced drum machines built in the 80s with its abilty to program volum, tune and pan changes into each pattern. In addition every sound can be played in reverse, also programmed into the pattern. And the option of using cartridges with new sounds, sounds that can be part of the patterns as well."

Christopher Kah - Session XVII - Its not all about only "Technique" ! TR-8S vs Digitakt

Published on Aug 17, 2018 HighWav - Christopher Kah

Its not all about only "technique"
it's also a question of feelings, spirit, and intuition of the moment!
its the key for me ! ⚡️✨🙌🔥

First Patch - Yamaha CS-30 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the CS-30, an instrument by Yamaha used by the likes of 808 State."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Oberheim Matrix 12 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the Matrix 12, an instrument by Oberheim used by the likes of Technotronic."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Linn LM-1 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the Linn LM-1, an instrument by Linn Electronics used by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Prince and Madonna."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

Korg Monologue: Syncing External Gear

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Dan Krisher

"In this video, I'll show how to sync up a Korg Volca with your Monologue and how to use the audio input on your Korg Volca with external gear."

Patch n Tweak

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