MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Yamaha MODX Setup Tutorials by Waveform

Published on Sep 24, 2018 Waveform

1. Yamaha MODX - Initial Daw Setup
How to setup the Yamaha MODX in your DAW - record Arps and performances.
2. Yamaha MODX - Midi Modes For VSTs
Using Quick Setups and disabling Multi Midi Channels for VST's
3. Multi-Track Midi on the MODX
How to setup your MODX to record multiple midi tracks in your DAW – using Cubase as an example.

Roland GR-300 Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Download Patch - MIDI Triggering - Roland SR-JV80-04 Demo

Published on Sep 30, 2018 WayneJoness

"Details and demos of both the Roland SR-JV80-04 Vintage Synth card highlighting the GR-300 emulation, plus a demo of a new Native Instruments GR-300 patch based on Scott Summer's original Roland patch."

Bugbrand Serge Sept 2018

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Rico Loverde

"Bugbrand, Serge, and Scrotum Labs modules."

Oberheim Etude #7: "Twins Ascending, Descending"

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Kris Lennox

"#7 (of 12) from my 'Oberheim Etudes'. 'Etude' simply means 'study', and in music is used to describe a piece written to challenge/develop a specific technical/musical difficulty. This work focuses on phase displacement. When the actual performance finishes, there's a short section illustrating what is happening in the work at a technical level, i.e. 3-note LH phrases against 4-note RH phases. Skip to 3:47 for the explanatory section.

What makes this work difficult is twofold:

1) Playing evenly/metronomically for 3 1/2 minutes (in this performance I'm slowing down at certain points to emphasise new phrases, but I've indicated on the score that the piece can also be played entirely evenly - it all depends on desired effect)

2) Thinking two thoughts at once/holding two thoughts in the mind for the entire duration of the work.

Playing this work is the equivalent of having two arpeggiators running in upward sequence motion.

On a musical level - and with respect the title:

Sometimes it is best when a composer doesn't explain titles, as doing so can 'explain away' the secrets of a work - and leave nothing for the listener to discover. However, this work being a study, I feel it is best to give some insight:

'Twins' refers to the two lines running throughout - both are harmonically 'of the same family'.

'Ascending' refers to the upward arpeggiation sequences.

'Descending' - this one is slightly less obvious, but the actual harmonic phrasing/direction of the work is in descent i.e. chord 2 is lower than chord 1, chord 3 lower than chord 2 etc. The work is based around 4-bar harmonically descending sequences. This is likely obvious to the ear at the staccato section (1:57). So - whilst the sequences are ascending, the overall movement is one of descent.

PS take note what I'm playing isn't 'polyrhythmic'. Phase displacement is occasionally erroneously described as 'polyrhythmic', when polyrhythms refers specifically to different note divisions per beat i.e. 3 notes per beat against 4 notes per beat.

I'll possibly upload one or two more from this set over the next week or so.

All best

YAMAHA YS200 Synthesizer 1988 | HD DEMO

Published on Sep 30, 2018 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2018 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the YAMAHA YS200 digital synthesizer (frequency modulation synthesis) from 1988. All sounds and all effects came from the YS200, no additional effects were used. I play mostly some strange pads and ambient-like sounds, which I like most on this synth.

The YS200 is an interesting synth with FM synthesis (frequency modulation) with 4-operators and built in 8-track sequencer and built in effects (reverb, delay and distortion, all editable). The desktop version of the YS200 is the Yamaha TQ5 module, which also has an unique design :-)

The YS200 is easy to program thanks to its "EASY EDIT" parameters, which are very effective for sound tweaks. I love its design and sound!"

In The Air with the Novation Peak

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Tim Shoebridge

"Continuing my personal torture to determine if one of my poly synths is surplus to requirements, here is a video looking at simple polyphonic patch creation with the Novation Peak."

And with the original synth, the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5:

Synth Sounds of Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight" | Reverb Synth Sounds

Published on Dec 7, 2017 Reverb

"Can you feel it coming? William Kurk takes on this Phil Collins classic by exploring the rhythms and tones that make this jam an instantly recognizable classic using both vintage drum machines and modern software. Welcome to the #SynthSounds of... Phil Collins."

ROLAND JUPITER 8 - Synthesizer demo & analog synth sounds

Published on Sep 30, 2018 synth4ever

"Roland Jupiter 8 analog synthesizer demo. Playing sounds on vintage Jupiter-8 synth from Roland including arpeggiator, PWM, white noise and LFO tweaks.

The Roland Jupiter 8 an 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer from Roland which was released in the early 1980s. The Jupiter-8 was Roland's flagship synth at the time, and features discrete analog circuitry including 2 VCOs, 2 LFOs, a 12/24fb LPF, HPF, 2 ADSR envelopes, osc sync and cross-mod, portamento and arpeggiator.

The Jupiter-8 has a sweet analog sound, a colorful and inviting front panel layout, and is an all around versatile analog synthesizer. The Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer has attained legendary synth status and has been used by countless musicians and has been played on many hit songs over the years. The Jupiter 8 commands very high prices on the second hand market these days.

This Roland Jupiter-8 synthesizer demo was filmed at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Oakland, CA."

New Percussa SSP Arpeggiator Module with Clock Multiplier

arpeggiator module demo #1 - percussa ssp Published on Sep 30, 2018 PERCUSSA

"2 arpeggiators driven by the step sequencer module on the ssp, each arpeggiator sending a pitch signal to a different sine wave oscillator. The 2nd arpeggiator is choosing randomly between step increase/decrease. Learn more about the ssp at"

via the Percussa forum:

"New Arpeggiator Module with Clock Multiplier (kickstarter stretch goal)
You can grab the preset to learn how to use the arpeggiator here -

The module has the following inputs:

Signal input - feed a signal into this input from which the arpeggio will start (e.g. a pitch signal such as the L1 output from the step sequencer)
Clock input - feed a clock signal into this input, which will be either multiplied or divided internally by the arpeggiator’s internal clock divider/multiplier (e.g. the clock output of the step sequencer)
Reset gate input - feed a gate signal into this input to “reset” the arpeggiator to the level present at the signal input (e.g. the G1 output of a step sequencer)
The module has the following outputs:

Out - the output of the arpeggiator
Gate - a gate signal going high for each arpeggio “step”
Clock Multiplier Out - the divided/multiplied clock created using the clock input, internally in the arpeggiator.
As you can see, you can use the arpeggiator module also simply as a clock multiplier. Just feed it a clock and grab the multiplied/divided output from the arpeggiator’s clock multiplication output.

The parameters of the arpeggiator:

Step - this is the value that the arpeggiator adds to the input signal each time it advances a “step”. Can be both positive for a climbing arpeggio or negative for a falling arpeggio. The output of the arpeggiator will wrap around, which means that if the arpeggio is long enough to “clip” the signal it will wrap around and show up at the bottom of the signal.
Length - the number of “steps” in the arpeggio
Ratio - clock division / multiplication factor
Rand - will randomly add/subtract the step value on each arpeggio “step” so you get a randomly climbing/falling arpeggio."

ARP PRO-DGX Vintage Digital Synthesizer SN 0434

via this auction

"ARP PRO-DGX Vintage Digital Synthesizer. Good working condition. Can not gaurantee everything is working at optimal level. All keys and effects seem to be working fine. Has not been serviced. All original parts still intact. May need looked over by a service professional to ensure everything is working at an optimal level. Produces amazing sounds that can be heard in recordings from the 1970's to early eighties. Solid metal housing. Dimensions 33.25 in. x 13.5 in. x 4.75 in. Weighs approx. 32 lbs.

Preset sounds:
Bassoon, English Horn, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute, Tuba, Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet, Cello, Violin, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Fuzz, Guitar 1, Buzz Bassoon, Sax, Space Reed, Telstar, Song Whistle, Noze, Pulsar, Comic Wow, Mute Trumpet, Steel Guitar, Harpsichord, Space Bass, Steel Drum, Country Guitar, Fuzz Guitar 2"

Electroacoustic Modular Synthesiser performance

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Richard Scott

"Richard Scott working on ideas for his eurorack performance system"

SundaySynth #17 : Sequential OB-6 Distorsion Effect

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Khoral Central

"Trying out the built-in analog distorsion effect on the OB-6. Bandpass filter."

MiniMoods - 90 new Presets for Synapse Audio The Legend

Published on Sep 30, 2018 BoBSwanS

"A fresh bank of presets for Synapse Audio Legend.
MiniMoods contains 90 Patches for the finest Model D Emulation

Modern and Vintage Bass, Chords, FX, Lead, Poly and Perc
with plenty of Mod wheel and Aftertouch Modulation
for playability and performance.

The pack is available now for 13 Euro.

Product page -"


Published on Sep 30, 2018 ResonanceCircuits

"A bespoke sound generator commission for Darwin Chamber."

LOOPY HD - Multi-Tracking The Yamaha MX49 Into Loopy HD - iPad Demo

Published on Sep 30, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Jamming with Theremins at Horsham AmeriCARna

Published on Sep 30, 2018 The Mad Music Machine

"We took the Mad Music Machine to Horsham AmeriCARna and invited the public to interact with it via our Thermins.

Caitlin and her friend recorded some samples, setup some rhythms on Circadian Rhythms, and Jammed away on the Theremins to generate uScale quantized notes for the E352 and E370.

A Thermin controlled Disting produced the effects.

We had a great day with the public and are looking forward to coming back to Horsham AmeriCARna again!"

ROLAND TB-303 SN 131200 w/ VCA GATE CV Mod

via this auction

Dubreq Stylophone S2 Synth Boxed

via this auction

"The synth is quirky being Analogue -it takes time to warm up and settle down but produces an amazing analogue FAT sound. It runs on Power Adapter supplied or 4 AA Batteries ( also supplied ) It needs playing like most analogue synths ( and like the old stylophones did ) rather than sitting in a drawer like this one has been."


via this auction

Yamaha DX5 Massive FM Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here is a very rare and massive sounding FM beast of a synth.. The classic and legendary DX5. Essentially a DX1 minus the weighted keybed and top panel LEDs.

There is simply nothing like a DX5 / DX1 synth. It is by far the best and biggest sounding FM engine made. I personally A/B'd this against a DX7, DX7II and other FM synths.. the DX5 simply is superior in raw tone. PLUS its essentially TWO DX engines under the hood. Yummy!!!"


via this auction

DX7 -> 12 Bit DAC, 32 presets Memory
DX7s -> 16 Bit DAC, 64 presets Memory

Some say the magic of the original is in the 12 bit DAC, but the 16 bit DAC sounds cleaner.

See this post for a video comparison.

Walk The Light - Arturia Fairlight V

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"I was a huge fan of Art of Noise as a kid. Could never quite afford a Fairlight CMI though. I do really love Arturia’s Fairlight V. It’s fun! Also still laying around with some psychedelic kaleidoscope video I shot. Enjoy."

Noise painting

Published on Sep 30, 2018 hajimmie

"A noise impro session with Pipsqueak, Boardweevil, and Volcakeys.
Noise session is almost always improvisational, for the nature of the instrument device used for it. It is meditative, somehow. For people who aren't familiar with noise "sound," it may feel "noisy" and distress, but once you dive into this complex sound and settle yourself somehow in the abstractive sound pallet, you'd start seeing calmness in the noise sound... the noise session is calming, indeed, in a calm, cool night."

Generative Music in SunVox

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Alexander Zolotov

Alexander Zolotov is the developer of SunVox.

"Each track is infinite and sounds differently every time you press PLAY.
Used functions: slow (subsonic) LFOs, probabilities, random notes and controllers (pattern effects 20-29), random phase setting at the beginning of the song, random interpolated waveform of LFO, prime numbers as the sizes of parallel patterns (in the set of MetaModules), etc.

Demo songs + sources + online JavaScript SunVox player:

SunVox itself:"

Behringer MS101 and Nuetron paired - Audio Demo

Published on Sep 30, 2018 BBoy Tech Report

"Demoing the neutron and MS 101. To clarify I’m also running the neutron thru the external input to extend the voice of the ms101 since it’s the same vco chip in both. what you are hearing at some points is the nuetron going thru the extenal input as an extended voice. So across the 5 minute demo you hear ms101 then nuetron and then both blended. I’m also using the behringer ms101 fm features to get a more rich timbre for the filter to chew on.

In the beginning I’m only using the ms101 waveforms. At around 41 seconds I introduce the ms101 feature. At around 1:29 I bring in the external input to instruct the neutron audio. From there I play with external input audio and ms101 waveforms, filter and fm. At around 2:27 it’s all neutron being effected by by ms101’s fm and filter. After another min or so I’m pulling in the ms101 waveforms again. At around 5 minutes you see me pull down the ms101 waveforms and at that point you are only hearing the neutron.

This was going to be a part of my upcoming review but I wanted to get this demo out for you all to peep. There is a bit of delay being used (2hp Delay) but I’ll get more of the raw ms101 osc sound on the review."

Electro Harmonix Oceans Eleven Reverb Sound Demo (no talking) with Korg Minilogue

Published on Sep 30, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

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