MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

VGM #148: Manoria Cathedral (Chrono Trigger) Ambient Industrial Doom Cover

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Ace Waters

"It's like if the Cathedral was in Bloodborne, instead of Chrono Trigger. I got real dark on this one, and I am so happy with how crunchy and heavy it got. My friend Khalil Moutrie helped by lending his smooth, monk chant vocals to the mix. We have been talking about collaborating for a while, so I am happy to have gotten a chance to work with him!"

Sequential Prophet-6, Tempest, Kurzweil PC3X, Moog Voyager XL, Nintendo NES with CHIP MAESTRO, Korg Arp Odyssey & more. These are great and pass the posting guidelines for the site as you can distinctly see and hear what each individual synth is doing.

Do a search on Ace Waters below for more.

New SynthMania Knobcon Videos

Videos 17 - 20 have been added to the main post here. They feature the following:

KnobCon 7 (2018) part 17 - Hammond organ workshop
KnobCon 7 (2018) part 18 - DIY build workshops
KnobCon 7 (2018) part 19 - Bug out bunker
KnobCon 7 (2018) part 20 - Ethereal Sun

Update: just added:

KnobCon 7 (2018) part 21 - Behringer
KnobCon 7 (2018) part 22 - Vendor hall walkthrough 3 (G.A.S. again)

Videos here.

PreSonus ATOM Production and Performance Pad Controller

Published on Sep 10, 2018 PreSonus Audio Electronics

via PreSonus

"Produce beats, play virtual instruments, and trigger sound effects and loops with unsurpassed expressiveness and flexibility! Both a compact, dynamic performance controller and a tightly integrated production environment, PreSonus®’ ATOM pad controller and included Studio One® Artist production software let you create and perform with ease. The most versatile pad controller in its class, ATOM is compatible with most music software and lets you perform and produce with virtual instruments and trigger samples and loops in real-time, using 16 full-size, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads and 8 assignable pad banks.

Produce quickly and easily in a tightly integrated environment.
ATOM connects to your computer via USB and is compatible with most music production and performance software but it is absolutely amazing when used with PreSonus Studio One. ATOM and Studio One integrate tightly so you can create quickly and easily. Enjoy blazingly fast, professional-style workflow with ATOM’s navigation, editing, and loop-point-creation features and transport controls.

You’re in control.
ATOM puts you in control of your music production software. Trigger loops and effects and play virtual instruments with 16 full-size, velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads. Eight assignable pad banks let you, for example, assign your entire virtual drum rack to each pad within each bank. MIDI Keyboard mode, Note Repeat mode, and Full Velocity mode enable you to custom control your instruments. And with 4 programmable rotary encoders and 20 assignable buttons, you can navigate and set more parameters faster.

Bring ATOM out to play for a stunning live show.
Sure, ATOM is a great production pad controller but it’s an instrument controller too. Use the velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads to play your virtual instruments live, with incredible expressiveness. Set up pad banks for a full virtual drum set and perform beats that will energize any crowd. Even play multiple ATOMs at once to put on an exciting live show.

Everything you need.
You’ll love ATOM’s expressive pads and flexible controls. Its tight integration with Studio One will open up your production environment and speed up your workflow, and you get a wealth of virtual instruments, loops, and drum kits with Studio One to fuel your creativity. But we wanted to give you more, so we worked with MVP Loops to deliver a carefully curated loop and one-shot library custom-designed for ATOM. Still not enough? You can buy even more content from the PreSonus Shop. Check out ATOM and Studio One at your favorite PreSonus dealer today!"

1982 Sequential Circuits ProOne SN 9082 w/ Patch Sheets

via this auction

"1982 Sequential Circuits ProOne Vintage Analog Synthesizer

Serviced and Tested by authorized repair center in early 2018

Model 100 - 1982

Serial Number# 100-9082


Full modulation range

Wide range of sound bank variations

Simple Sequencer and Arpeggiator

Compact - approx weight is 14 LBS

22 White Keys / 15 Black Keys

Original Operation Manual included (8 Chapters total with schematics for patch sounds)"

Lost & Found by tomorrow the cure aka DreamsOfWires

'Found sound' & iOS/iPad Music (Nave, Samplr, iPulsaret) album available on Bandcamp

Published on Sep 11, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Now available, EP-price, 7-track album of music created entirely on an iPad with iOS apps (Nave, Samplr, and iPulsaret) using found sounds - the sound of mostly non-musical objects and noises, recorded/sampled with an audio recorder, and re-synthesized chopped up to create melodic instruments, drones and soundscapes.

Most of these tracks were featured in past YouTube videos, apart from the last two. As with my other Bandcamp releases, I'm making these available to help fund the continuation and development of my music. Later this year I hope to complete the first all-analog 'tomorrow the cure' album, which will mostly consist of past compositions, but re-recorded, sometimes re-arranged, and in a refined state more befitting a dedicated album"

Introducing Alpha Forever // Modular Sound Design Tool for Windows

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Alpha Forever Modular

1. Introducing Alpha Forever // Modular Sound Design Tool
2. Alpha Forever Modular System // Sound design breakdown

"Alpha Forever is a node based modular sound design tool which allows you to create custom instruments and effects in uncompromised quality. No matter if it is just an echo or a polyphonic synth, the usage is convenient and as quick as possible.

All sounds in this video were generated and processed with 42 Alpha Forever instances in real time.

Release date: October 2018"

Uncompromised sound quality

We strive for flawless sound quality. With Alpha Forever you'll get everything you need to design sound from crystal clean sounding filters to aliasing free oscillators as quickly as possible.

Flexible user interface

Scale the window, zoom into the interface, use keyboard shortcuts. It's easy to get used to these features.

It's an instrument, too

Modular audio software often require you to be an expert in other areas like UX design or programming. Alpha Forever is designed primarly for sound design purposes, you won't have to waste time on something you don't like to do, you can play and control your patches during creation.

A true polyphonic modular

Who said a modular system has to be monophonic? Turning your patch into a polyphonic instrument is as much as a click in the menu.

System requirements

- Windows operating system
- VST2.4 compatible host application
- 64bit VST host
- Mousewheel is recommended
- DirectX compatible graphics processor is recommended

Synth Cave / Studio Tour - Updated September 2018

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Matt Greer Music

"An updated walk through of my synthesizer collection, production space and studio.

I have a broad collection of both vintage and modern synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, effects and more. There's everything from high-end instruments to small battery powered portables.

- Moog
- Roland
- Korg
- Yamaha
- Teenage Engineering
- Elektron
- Novation
- etc.

If you dig the music and want to grab one of the very limited cassette tape releases, hit me up here:

Otherwise it is available on Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Amazon Music, pretty much anywhere digitial music is distributed."

KnobCon 7 (2018) part 16 - Detroit Underground & the DU-INO: The Ultimate Eurorack Arduino Shield

Published on Sep 11, 2018 SynthMania

"Aaron shows their latest Arduino based diy module "shield", the DUIno"

Details via Kickstarter:

"What is DU-INO?

In a nutshell? It's whatever you want it to be, in 14 HP.

If you're feeling verbose, call DU-INO a compact programmable digital-analog function platform. With 14 total configurable I/O, using precision ADC and DAC circuits and an analog computer, a vast array of functions are possible. A graphical OLED display and various tactile inputs offer a rich user interface.

It’s essentially the ultimate Eurorack Arduino shield. Supplying your own Arduino (or other shield-compatible microcontroller board), you can select from our growing library of functions, or use our full-featured open source Arduino library to write your own!

Just a few of the myriad A to Z functions to which the DU-INO hardware and software lends itself include arpeggiators, 8-bit oscillators, clock sources and modulators, delays, envelope generators, function generators, glitch effects, harmonic generators, inverters, jack routers, key shifters, LFOs, MIDI interfaces, noise sources, oscilloscopes, parameter storage, quantizers, randomizers, sequencers, transports, utilities of all sorts, VCAs, waveshapers... well, I made it to W!

And, did I mention that they can talk to each other (and other expansion modules) over I2C?"

Additional Demos:

New Search Box Under Posts

Just an FYI, I added a new search box under posts to make it easier to search for more on the site. Often you will find something you might want to search on for additional posts, but you might not want to, or even think of, going back up to the top right of the site. This should make it easier. The new search box will also act as a clear delineator between individual posts. Sometimes shorter posts without images can be easily missed. The search box should help you realize there is a new post there. Note, the search box on the top right of the site will remain as well.

Give it a try below. Search for Knobcon, a particular synth or brand, or topic. You can also use the site labels below posts to bring up everything for the given label. Note search results now come up in the order posted - latest post on top. This can be particularly useful in researching what synths have recently been listed for. Search on the "synth name auction" minus the quotes, and all auction posts for that synth will come up in the order posted. You can then click on the auction links to see what they were listed for (disclaimer: they are affiliate links - if you purchase something it helps support the site). If you are looking for a more popular or relevant post, for example press releases or big news items, use the "sort by relevance" link on top of the results. Also try different combinations of words to drill down.

Knobcon 2018 Stereo Walkthrough

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Paul Schilling

"Gives you a sense of what it was like."

See the Knobcon label below for more.


SATURATED SINE WAVES from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Dynamic sine wave saturation and filtering.

Sine wave from Z3000 oscillator running through Z2040 low pass filter / vca, both modulated by Z4000 voltage controlled ADSR envelope. Doepfer A-143-9 sine wave LFO modulates the deviater control on the envelope. Ginkosynthese TTLFO modulates the amount of modulation applied to the filter frequency.

A bit of delay from the Z-DSP added from time to time as well as some frequency modulation applied from a second Z3000 (sine)"

Vintage Yamaha SY-2 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage Yamaha synthesizer in good working order. Everything works as it should with all knobs present. Legs screw on and off as they should. Power cord is in good working order with no frays or tears. I plugged headphones into the jack to test it and it sounds great with a clean sound with no static. It was very fun to play! This is an awesome vintage piece of equipment with some scratches from use which does not interfere at all with any workings of this unit."

Yamaha FM Essential & The Yamaha MX49 - Demo for the iPad

Published on Sep 11, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Making Techno with Music Robots

Published on Sep 10, 2018 Moritz Simon Geist


"After playing Mutek, CTM and Moogfest, and years of fabrications, tweaks, tests – winning also Visual Music Award 2017 and Initiative Music 2017/18 – robotics engineer and media artist Moritz Simon Geist releases world’s first techno album entirely played by real robots!

Produced by Mouse On Mars' Andi Thoma and due out in November, 'Robotic Electronic Music' is Moritz' debut album, to explore and pioneer the sounds of the more than ever robotized society of nowadays.

'Robotic Electronic Music' is pure mechanical music: precise, pneumatic patterns repeat themselves exploring the sound of mechanics, but none of its beats is like the other.

The album is being preceded by an EP due out in October, inaugurating Sonic Robots Records
(distributed by Kompakt), a label all about automations, mechanics and... techno."

Making Techno with Robots - Behind the Scenes!

Published on Sep 10, 2018 Moritz Simon Geist

"New sounds from the future! Here I explain, which robots I used for the Techno robots video. Everything you hear and see comes from robots. No syntheziser, samplers or CGI added! We want to show a futuristic way of creating music - without synthezisers, but with robots in the real world!

All Robots were built by Moritz Simon Geist and the team of SONIC ROBOTS. This production was funded by the Initiative Musik and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.

Camera and Cut: Robert Arnold / Cuthead"

And the press release:

Moritz Simon Geist, media artist and robotic musician, publishes his first record. It is the world's first techno record played entirely by self-made futuristic robots.

All of the sounds on his records are played by robots: small motors that beat on metal, futuristic 3D-printed robo-kalimbas, salvaged parts from old hard drives that click and cut. It took Geist several years to build, tweak, test and play all his DIY robotic instruments.

His 'Sonic Robots' try to push the boundaries of the imaginable. He did so already in 2012 with his well-known oversized 808 robot – an iconic drum machine gotten real, 4 by 2 meter, filled with robotic parts which play the instruments live and in front of the audience.

Now, Moritz Simon Geist goes even further to discover the unknown and futuristic world of techno robotics. For this quest, he teamed up with the Berliner sound wizards from Mouse On Mars and dug deep in the history of mechanical music and experiments of early electronic music.

Tinami MD-1 Custom Midi Controller Now on Kickstarter

You might remember the Tinami MD-1 introduced at Sonar 2017. Tinami wrote in to let us know they are now on Kickstarter.

"Tinami is a small hardware startup specialized in gear for musicians, producers and live performers based in Germany and Ecuador.

We’ve been working for 2 years in our first product the MD-1: the first stylish, affordable and high quality custom MIDI controller in the market. The special thing about the MD-1 is that it will be custom-made for each user upon ordering it – so it will contain the features needed instead of unnecessary extras which are never used.

We’ve been working really hard in this project for 2 years and now we are proud to say that MD-1 is mostly done and we are very excited with the results.

In order to achieve MD-1 production we released a Kickstarter campaign today to reach 35000€ that will help us finish development, refine, test, debug and produce 200 units."

"The MD-1 is the first stylish, affordable and high quality custom MIDI controller on the market.

After studying the relationship of musicians, producers and live performers with their MIDI controllers for several months we have concluded that the next step on the MIDI devices is customization.

Why buy a midi controller mostly never use?

The special thing about the MD-1 is that it will be custom-made for each user upon ordering it – so it will contain the features needed instead of unnecessary extras which are never used.

Giving all of our users the chance to build their own custom MIDI controller gives us infinite possibilities of configurations and layouts. Unlike how complex it sounds, we wanted to make it really simple for you to design your controller.

1. Go to our website

2. Do you need knobs? Knobs with buttons? Or maybe some faders? Design the layout that you need by simply dragging and dropping the components you prefer.

3. Place your order!

Simple, Just like that!"

New Software Brand 2GETHERAUDIO Launches with Choose Your Own Price & Charity Benefit


2getheraudio releases RE4ORM virtual instrument and RE4ORM FX audio plugin under an industry-first model of Pay-What-You-Want and Half Goes to a Social Cause of Your Choice.

Boston, MA USA (September 10, 2018) — 2getheraudio™, announced today the immediate availability of two new software plugins under an industry-first model where customers pay what they want and half of the purchase price is donated to a charity or cause of their choice. The company’s mission is to bring more music into the world by empowering musicians to express themselves, and at the same time, help others in need. Allowing customers to select their own price and social cause allows everyone to get professional music making software, make more music, and participate in the act of giving back to the world.

'The idea stemmed from us wanting to build new state-of-the-art plugins and get them into as many musician’s hands as we could, but also wanting to join the growing movement where individuals and businesses, not governments, are helping to solve today’s social challenges”, says Jennifer Hruska, CEO of 2getheraudio, “Musicians and artists have always been at the forefront of social justice and change so this seemed like a perfect way to let everyone in our music technology community get new plugins and help others at the same time.'

The first two plugins from 2getheraudio, available now, are RE4ORM, a Free4orm Additive Synthesizer virtual instrument, and RE4ORM FX, an Audio Shape Remixer effects plugin. Both plugins bring an exciting new way to create sounds by drawing or warping waveform shapes with your mouse, an intuitive and easy approach with amazing sonic results.

In RE4ORM, users can draw and warp the shape of both the additive synth waveform and a multi-filter modulation LFO called the Free4orm Filter. In RE4ORM FX, users have access to eight Free4orm LFOs for modulating 20 different included audio effects. The Free4orm LFO is a much more creative way to add automation to your plugins. Even better, the factory included Free4orm shapes such as Fractals, Skyline, Crystals and Pulses are all synchronized to the DAW tempo with user selectable speeds leading to experimentation and sonic results you just can’t get any other way. Of course, users can create and save their own Free4orm shapes leading to endless possibilities for custom sound design.

RE4ORM and RE4ORM FX utilize the Qubiq Audio struQture™ ( audio engine, a software platform that builds virtual instruments and effects plugins and features a fully modular architecture for combining multiple synthesis methods (sample playback, virtual analog, FM, additive and others), modulators, effects and players like arpeggiators. The struQture audio engine is used in plugins from Akai Professional, NOS Audio, Sonivox and others and is built and maintained by 2getheraudio engineers.

For more information, please visit:"

Behringer Model D With Elektron Digitone

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video has the bass line provided by the Behringer Model D with drums and pads from the Digitone. The Digitone is also used to sequence the Model D with midi. The Model D is great for bass sounds with its three rich oscillators and deep lowpass filter.

Model D available here:

Digitone available here:"

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

Arturia KeyLab MkII / Analog Lab 3 - First Day

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"I received my Arturia KeyLab mkII 61 keys today which replaces my old Alesis Q61 which has a broken pitch wheel. Here's my first video with this keyboard (with Alesis on top) + testing Arturia Analog Lab 3 bundled software that automatically maps to the control surface of the the keyboard so that all the parameters such as filter cutoff and envelope settings.

The keyboard seems fairly easy to set up though I had to upgrade to Ableton Live 9.7 to get the button mapping to work properly.

For the Analog Lab instruments I added some reverb, phaser and saturator effects."

TEST SERIES Waldorf NW1 Red Panda Tensor Bitmap Raster 2x Particle

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations when pushed to the extremes. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.

Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Outsider Sound Design TEST SERIES

Heavy: a modular synth performance

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Dudadius

"Heavy is a Track from my album The Kindness of Circuits You Meet

I laid off quite a few elements as 12 and 21 bar loops from the original track. That track was in two movements; the front half made with an OBXA, Minimoog, Jupiter 8, and Tempest and the back half comprised of mainly modular sounds (Cwejman and Macbeth). I loaded these samples into the ER-301 and sliced on the bars.

I then recreated as much as I could (minus the polyphonic pads, mainly) on the Teletype/Kria controlling the E370, Atlantis, etc. Doubling the percussion with the Varigate (not as tight as I want yet, with the sampled loops…still playing with the offsets).

The Teletype is again the brains of the operation. Spitting out triggers and slice selection to the ER301 based on counters, while at the same time selecting the pattern to be played on the Kria.

I made a Grid scene with the Grid ops that basically functions like Ableton Live with Push. Trigger both samples and Kria Pattern changes. Varying brightness of the buttons shows me which section is where. I can then blend and crossfade between samples from the track and live sounds coming from the modular in realtime. I’d say it’s a pretty even split between the two in this performance."

PPG Wave 2.2 on the side.


Published on Sep 11, 2018 RetroLinear

"This ARP 2600, arrived DOA. We've painstakingly replaced every slider, switch, pot and jack. Installed a new power supply - Every board has been fully refurbished and calibrated.
Ultra low noise floor, stable tuning!"

Top 3 Things at Knobcon 2018 + Thoughts on the Behringer 808

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Enrique Martinez

Update: video is back.

"My thoughts on a bunch of products from Knobcon 7! Such a fun event i love this one."

The list:

Erogenous Tones - Structure - Knobcon Number Seven - Midiverse - TV

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. In this video we're at Knobcon Number Seven, checking out a new digital video synthesizer from Erogenous Tones. Let's have a look!

More information about Knobcon here -"

See the Knobcon label below for more coverage posted here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Knobcon Friday Sept. 7 Tasty Deckard's Dream Session

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Paul Schilling

"This guy knew what he was doing!"

See the Knobcon label below for more coverage posted here on MATRIXSYNTH.

JLR Live On KSER 90.7 FM Radio

Published on Sep 11, 2018

"Stream live and find out more about KSER FM and The Tunnel at:

List of gear used for this performance (right to left in picture):
* Yamaha MSP3 (for monitoring and Kazooka feedback)
* Kazooka
* Vermona PerFOURmer MkII
* PedalTrain - novo 24 (contents listed left to right / top to bottom)
Micronta - Dual Timer
Strymon - Ojai (and Ojai R30 underneath)
TC Electronic - Ditto (not used)
John L Rice - custom pedal patch bay
Mackie - 802-VLZ3
Retro Mechanical Labs - Custom Fuzz
Strymon - DIG
Meris - Mercury7
Caroline Guitar Company - Météore
JHS Pedals - Firefly
Electro-Harmonix - Mel9 (not used)
Montreal Assembly - Count To Five
* Mellotron - Micro
* Novation - Ultranova
* 5U modular - Moon Modular 569 and 552 used out of it
* Eurorack modular - (for second piece if needed - not used at all)
* Yamaha MSP3 (for monitoring and Kazooka feedback)

Original audio recording by
Post production by John L Rice using Sony Vegas Pro 13
Video clips provided by

Find out about synthesizers and electronic music at the following:

Thanks for watching/listening/commenting/subscribing! :-)"

Modular on the Spot Seattle.

ARP Sequencer 1601 SN 0169

via this auction

"ARP 1601 Sequencer in fair visual condition, but in 100% technical working condition.

Recently overhauled and:
• All faders opened and cleaned
• Faulty IC's replaced
• Capacitors replaced
• Start/Stop/Reset replaced with brand new switches

Previous owner had holes drilled in the front plate. Hence the new, smaller plate to cover the holes.

230V model"

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS Prophet VS Vintage Vector Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Prophet VS is in good cosmetic condition with only a few scratches/marks. It has the upgraded blue screen and custom amber joystick. It comes with original manual, soft padded case and one ROM Cartridge. Has latest OS V 1.2

Issues: No aftertouch. Some of the plastic buttons double trigger and may need replacing. Three or four preset patches do not work. All other internal and cart programs work fine..."

Korg MaxiKorg 800DV K3 Vintage Duophonic Analogue Synthesiser SN 5259 w/ Case

via this auction

"This vintage beast has the ability to create some awesome bass and screechin' leads! This rare synth is a classic duophonic/monophonic produced by Korg in 1975. It has two Analogue oscillators that can be used for one fat monophonic sound or 2 VCO's per voice for a fat duophonic sound. Flexible design with 2 voltage controlled filters and even a ring modulator. The repeat function is also really fun to play with.

The Maxi-Korg is a great source of the early Korg sound that rivals competitors like the OSCar and Roland SH synths. Another way to look at the MaxiKorg is to imagine it as two separate MiniKorgs inside one keyboard with all the controls to both."

AJH Synth Modular with 22 Modules in Doepfer 3U Case

via this auction

4x MiniMod VCO
1x MiniMod VCF
2x VCA
1x MiniMod Dual Contour
1x MiniMod Glide / Noise
1x Sonic XV
1x Ring SM
2x DH-ADSR Envelope
1x Dual LFO
1x Gemini 2412 Dual VCF
1x MegaPhase 12
1x Finaliser R-Eq
2x Gain Switch Multi
2x V-scale
1x Doepfer Case & PSU

"Cost of these, RRP, comes to a whopping £5,005.00 so offers around my asking price would be what I'm wanting to achieve. PLUS, I will throw in a batch of patch cables AND a KENTON Pro Solo MkII for free worth £150+"

2hp Snare (mini drum voice, wide range of tones)

Published on Sep 11, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's the mini (in size not sound) drum voice the SNARE from 2hp. Capable of almost making kicks sound, rimshots, percussion, cowbells and cymbals it's a wide ranging snare module that goes from classic vintage electronic snares to more modern and cutting sound design with snappy noise and softer tones too."

What Can You Do With A D-05? (Part 2)

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Red Means Recording

"A multitrack performance featuring the Roland Boutique D-05.

Multiple passes of live performance on the D-05 into Ableton as MIDI. MIDI is cleaned up and then committed to audio.

All sounds besides drums and vocals are the D-05. iZotope's VocalSynth 2 was used to vocode the vocals."

Part 1 here.

SP Filter V2 in Little deFormer 3

Published on Sep 11, 2018 gotharman

"Tweaking the SP Filterboard V2..."

What You Need To Know About 8 Bit Samplers

Published on Sep 11, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"Using an 8-bit sampler definitely has challenges tha 12 bit or 16 bit samplers. Here’s what you need to know about working with 8Bit Samples. Using the Bastl Microgranny2 sequenced with the Akai MPC2000, we’ll listen and discuss what well recorded 8 bit audio should sound like. We’ve also used the Data Garden MIDI Sprout connected to the Ensoniq ASR-10 to provided some accompaniment to the Micogranny2. Let us know what you think about 8 bit samplers and 8bit audio? Would you use it in your studio and music? Let us know your thoughts!"

Polyend Seq Autumn Mood

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Polyend

"Autumn mood is getting the Polyend Seq too :) This piece got composed in about 45 seconds :)"

Olegtron 4060 Now in Eurorack Format

via Errorinstruments.

"Olegtron 4060E eurorack.

the success of the olegtron table top. now also in eurorack as CV or audio."

Check out that patch point grid and the connectors in the image below.

Moog Grandmother // Further Explorations (in three and a half parts)

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Genshi Media Group


Just some more random noodlings with the Moog Grandmother... exploring different patchings. One thing of note: in the latter half of the second part, I'm using the Korg SQ-1 to sequence the Grandmother's LFO (set to audio rate range) while paraphonically playing a lead line with the other two Oscillators on the Grandmother's keyboard. Once again, the Strymon El Capistan was used on the Grandmother, and the Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz Custom was used on the Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM)."

Kick.S / X1361 (トロニカ)

Published on Sep 11, 2018

/// Equipment ////
EHX Cathedral
Starstream Type-1
Proteus Orchestra
FMR Audio RNC1773 (E)
Digitakt (custom painted)

Quick look inside a Prophet 5 synthesizer

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Mindburner

"after hearing a distortion on voice 4, I opened up the synth and of course it went away"

Update on fixing the Akai VX600

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Mindburner

"I finally fixed the VX. The fault was either an electrolytic capacitor or a bad solder joint on the -12v negative regulator. 6535/31 not 75 as I said in the video"

Previous posts.

Mondays Random Noise

Published on Sep 11, 2018 fonitronik

"A simple self generating patch using the wave multipliers as core (muddle and lower section in feedback mode), a Random Source and a DUSG with some moderate VCFQ."

Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No.1 VCV Rack Cover

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Omri Cohen

"This is my interpretation of the 1st Gymnopédie by Erik Satie in VCV Rack.

If you want to support my work consider buying my Music :) -"

5U modular drum patch

Published on Sep 11, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Not a tutorial but just a "oh, cool - check it out" video."

Octave The Cat Analog Synthesizer Demo 4

Published on Sep 11, 2018 Fabien Fouet

"A video to make you listen and share the sound of this old analog synth Octave The Cat. Mine has some problems, especially the Sub Octave does not work anymore and the ADSR works in -ASR triggering with CV Gate. Despite these concerns the sound of this synth and great;)"

All parts here.

Patch n Tweak

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