MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

(Arp Odyssey/Fender Rhodes) "Asleep For Now" (Alan Pearlman Tribute)

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Short tribute in memory of ARP founder Alan Pearlman, who passed only a few days ago.

All best wishes to Dina & the family.

RE the track: chordal accomp laid down on the Rhodes, which I soloed/improv'd over on the Odyssey. Odyssey recording then sync'd with the Rhodes.

Dialing in a soft sound on the Odyssey creates (IMO) one of the finest possible jazz tones. Paired with a Rhodes is a match made in heaven.

All best

Yamaha MODX All Bright Pads

Published on Jan 10, 2019 synthartist69

synthartist69 MODX demos

Modal Electronics 002 Sounddemos

Published on Jan 10, 2019 synthlegends

Modal Electronics 002 sound demos played live without external FX, mastering or EQ.

Korg M1 Custom Sounds

Published on Nov 23, 2017 Bill Blair

This one is in via Soviet Space Child.

"A selection of custom sounds for the Korg M1 that I accumulated over the years. Although I loaded these into the M1REX to play them and make this demo, they don't need any of the expanded features to work; they will sound just the same on a standard M1.

My favourites:

00:59 Vangelis 1
01:49 Dig It !
04:01 WestSpaces
04:44 MiamiVice'
07:02 AnalogStrg
08:15 Oxygene
20:07 Vangelis 2
21:08 Vibe Chase

Recorded from an M1REX (controlled from a Nord Stage 73) direct to a Roland R-05 digital recorder.

For those who are interested, I've uploaded a SYSEX file containing the sounds here:"

Yamaha MODX All Bright Pads (Part 2)

Published on Jan 10, 2019 synthartist69

synthartist69 MODX demos

Alesis A6 Andromeda Keyboard Synthesizer SN (21)A6003020400161

via this auction

"This is the one! In top shape and fully functional: All oscillators and filters work, knobs, buttons and keys are in great shape. No scuffs, dings or scratches. Kept in a non-smoking home studio. Includes a custom made high quality padded cover, power cord, and CD with manual and sound sets.

Fully analog signal path offering 16-voice polyphony with 16-part multitimbral capability.
Two analog oscillators per voice, with standard waveforms (available simultaneously), suboscillators, hard and soft sync, etc.
Two analog filters per voice: 2-pole (multimode) and 4-pole (lowpass) resonating filters.
External audio inputs to route any signal through its filters.
Three LFOs, each with six waveforms and many features.
Three 7-stage, 3-level envelopes.
An extensive mod matrix.
61-note synth-weighted keypad features velocity and aftertouch sensitivity, and a ribbon controller with multiple, assignable functions.
The front panel has 72 knobs and 114 buttons (the majority are single function).
The large, backlit LCD display provides real-time values of parameters (time, frequency, BPM, etc.) and graphics.

Yamaha DX200 Loop Factory

via this auction

"This Yamaha DX200 Loop Factory is in nice condition. The data knob has been replaced, and is not the same color as the rest, but it still functions properly."

Teenage Engineering OP-1 w/ Lego Stand

via this auction


via this auction

Yamaha CS-40M Analog Duophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

OP-Z Jamuary #10

Published on Jan 10, 2019 ahlstrominfo

"A third into it. And today I’m wielding the double sword."

Patch #19 - Tjirpy Tjirps (putting my Orthogonal Devices ER-301 to the test)

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Nīrusu

"I’m a lucky man getting a Orthogonal Devices ER-301 just before Christmas!
I’ve been learning the crap out of this module and my oh my is it deep!
This video is the first I thought was snazzy enough to share.
Oh and...fitted in a very tight 4ms 60hp pod! (The pico output doesn’t actually fit mind you...just a placeholder for an ALM HPO if you’re wondering)

Patch notes:
- the patch on the er301 is an fm synth from Neil Parfitt’s er301 tutorial series.
- varigate is the master clock for the o_c which is in quartremains mode taking a sequence from 2 channels from the varigate and quantizing them to set scales. Output 2 is in a different division.

Utter joy hearing this come from this small collection of modules!"

Minimal Eurorack - Finding The Beat w/ Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Nostalgic Ruckus

"You don’t have to have a ton of modules to get into eurorack. I wanted to see what I could do limiting to a Moog DFAM case (60HP). I set the cameras up hoping to capture something. Here is that moment everything came together. All sounds are coming from 2 modules. The Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas and Hexinverter's Mutant Bass Drum. The Mutant Bass Drum is providing the kick. They are being sequenced by the Mutable Instruments Grids and Animodule TiKTok."

Evolved Vol 2 - Sequential Prophet 6 - 125 to 149 -

Published on Jan 10, 2019 GEOSynths

"A further 25 Patches which I have created with the fantastic, Sequential Prophet 6. Carrying on with making deeper textures over time, there are also some very usable EP's Leads and Bass etc."

GEOSynths Sequential Prophet 6 demos.

Boredbrain Transmutron Dual FX Loop Crossover Filter Pedal

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Boredbrain Music's Transmutron Pedal works as a filter and crossfader with two effects sends which can both be used with eurorack modules or line level effects like pedals. There are three modes on the Transmutron for different mixing types, fission mode splits the signal to two bands like a crossover filter, fusion where it works like a crossfader and fallout where there is a resonant notch filtering effect. The filters have adjustable slope with 12, 24 and 48db/octave options.

The sound source in this video is an Elektron Digitone FM synthesizer and sequencer. In the first part of the video the Transmutron is in Fission mode and the low frequencies are going to the SansAmp Programmable Bass Driver and the high frequencies to the Earthquaker Acapulco Gold V2 Distortion. In the second part of the video the Transmutron is in Fallout mode and the sound is split between the Alright Devices Chronoblob V2 delay and and T-Wrex bitcrusher and decimator."

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

The Seventh Wave - Sixth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham 16 March 2019

WMSN promo one from Chris Wave on Vimeo.

"The Seventh Wave
Festival of Electronic Music: Number Six

Sixth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a room for attendees to set up and show off their synth gear and a number of free live performances!

This year sees the addition of a ‘raffle’ to the all-day free event in aid of Drake Music who are the leaders in music, disability and technology.

In March of 2019 the sixth ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ takes place across three days. For a relatively small festival The Seventh Wave continues to get some of the biggest names in electronic and progressive music.

This time around you can feast your eyes (and ears!) on Richard Barbieri (Ex-Rain Tree Crow and Porcupine Tree) who, let’s not forget, is also one of the original members of Japan and Ulrich Schnauss, who as well as being a distinguished solo performer in his own right is a ‘modern day’ member of electronic giants Tangerine Dream. To cap it all, the Festival finishes with Steve Jollife (who played in one of the earliest incarnations of Tangerine Dream) and he will be performing the Tangerine Dream album Cyclone ‘in-full’.

Tickets can be purchased for the individual paid events from Skiddle and for the free event which runs from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm people can just turn up on the day, stay for a few minutes, or get hooked and end up of staying all day!"

SYNTHESIZERS - Analog VS Digital Comparison

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Lorenzo Furlanetto

This one is via Lorenzo Furlanetto who had the following to say:

"My name's Lorenzo Furlanetto, an electronic music student in Rome and as such an enthusiast in synths and music technology like all the other readers here. I'm doing my thesis on the current state of Virtual Analog synths compared to their hardware counterparts.

Using an original Minimoog, its Arturia emulation and The Legend by Synapse audio I made 3 identical mixes, each made of sounds only from the respective synth, and published them in a comparison video on Youtube.

I also started 2 polls, a short one concerning the mixes alone and a more in-depth one comparing each single unaltered patch. [links below]

I'm trying to gather as much data and responses to get a meaningful statistical analysis, and I thought this might be a fun and interesting test for the site and the community.

Of course, this is a no-profit academic endeavour, I hope you will consider sharing this content on your site, it would be very helpful.

0:00 - Mix 1
2:08 - Mix 2
4:15 - Mix 3

Here is the link where you can answer 2 simple questions about the study, completely free and requiring no registration:

And here is another more in-depth poll, also including a comparison between the single pathces used in the mix:

Thank you so much for partecipating in either of the surveys, it really is very helpful!"

Gotharman's LD3 - SamplePitch

Published on Jan 10, 2019 gotharman

"Performing with the Sample Pitch effect on Little deFormer 3."

Cuckoo's #Jamuary2019 : 10 - Circuit Mono Station + Zoia

Published on Jan 10, 2019 cuckoomusic

Happy Jamuary :)
Gear used: Circuit Mono Station by Novation
+ Zoia by Empress Effects (for punch in effects)

Support me here:
My online store:
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Synton 3000 Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jan 10, 2019 David Morley

"Rebuilding a Synth 3000 modular synthesiser.
Using the Serge TKB to sequence it. The Filter is the 3017 being swept between lowpass, notch and bandpass.
The 3000 modular system was used by Bob Moog to demonstrate synthesis after he left the Moog company. This entire system has 75 modules."

New Analogue Solutions – Geheimnisvoller Prototype?

Spotted this one on, in Googlish:

"Simple structure, 15 jacks, 2 envelopes, 2 × 8 rows sequencer in fusebox-look - maybe with a sophisticated sequencer concept or even a sequencer? But rather not guessing - but probably a 2 VCO synthesizer with about the possibilities of a Minimoogs. And the sequencer is probably more likely to be "normal" than a modulation tool. More is not yet known.'

Korg Prologue Gets Mutable Instruments Plaits Oscillators

via Synthtopia

"Swedish synthesist and developer Peter Allwin announced today that he’s released a port of some of the Mutable Instruments Plaits oscillators for the Korg Prologue.

'I got the Korg Prologue over the holidays,' notes Allwin. 'But rather than playing, I got lost exploring the SDK and started porting some of the fantastic Mutable Instruments Plaits oscillators.'

It’s an interesting development, because it makes Plait’s oscillators available in a completely new form factor."

You can find the download on github here.

the Scarf of Sorrow (Space Battleship Yamato 2199 cover) Moog One Cello

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Mattelica

"Live take of Scarf of Sorrow from Space Battleship Yamato 2199 on my Moog One's Cello preset to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer to a Canon 6D + 17-40mm lens."

CYCLONE ANALOGIC TT 606 w/ Case & Cover

via this auction

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Synthesizer Drum Machine Sequencer With Expansions SN 44541

via this auction

"A groove box with analog and electronic drum sounds and a synth engine. MIDI capable and great for either live performance or studio production. Program to an internal drum grid or use it as a sound engine in your favorite DAW with MIDI sequencing. Fully functional and in really good condition. Has expansion audio I/O installed. Has synth expansion chip installed. Has drum expansion chip installed."

BEMI Buchla Music Easel

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 0264

via this auction

Up for offer a very nice Prophet VS Vector Synth with the latest Software Version 1.2
Previously used in home studio and handeled with care.
Recently Serviced. Inspected, full testrun (aftertouch works). Plug & play incl 3 months warranty."

OP-1 Synthesizer Engines

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Dawless Jammin'

Mutable Instruments Plaits [Episode 102]

Published on Jan 10, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We demonstrate many of the features of the Plaits from Mutable Instruments. The Plaits is a "macro-oscillator" with 16 different synthesizer models (accessible from the front panel via two banks), with three degrees of freedom in each model. There is also an LPG, which is not explored in this video.

More information on the Plaits can be found here:

It was also used extensively in our video "Episode 99", so please check that out as well. [posted here]

This demo focuses on the noisy and inharmonic models in the right (red) bank.
1. Granular Cloud
2. Filtered Noise
3. Particle Noise
4. Rings: Plucked String Model
5. Rings: Modal Synthesis Model
6. Analog Bass Drum
7. Analog Snare Drum
8. Analog Hi-hat

In addition, we have some fun with the speech-synthesis model from the Left (Green) Bank.

Finally, we demonstrate how to dynamically switch models from external CV input.

For more synthesizer demos, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

Plonk Saturation and Bitcrusher

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Intellijel

"Plonk has a couple new tricks up its sleeve! The latest firmware adds Saturation and Bitcrushing to the Config menu, and these parameters can also be assigned to the X, Y, and MOD destinations."

Moog Slim Phatty "Funky Phatty"

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Arnaud Music.

"100% Slim Phatty , no effect !"

Italo DisCZo

Published on Jan 10, 2019 CZounds

"'Italo DisCZo' – A demo of Casio CZ synth patches based on sounds from classic Italo Disco songs. All sounds in this video were played on a Casio CZ-101. Even the drums! Visit for audio demos and patch lists."

The Polyend Grid - 3D motion detection demo.

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Polyend

"The video was taken on 10th May 2018 by Piotr Raczyński.
Music by Jackname Trouble"

Polyend Seq & Poly and Eurorack modular

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Polyend

"Another piece of sonic adventure from Alna and his helper. Polyend Seq & Poly couple ruling the Eurorack modular and DSI Prophet. Enjoy!"

Seq - MIDI Step Sequencer by Polyend

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Polyend

"Equipped with a wide array of Ins and Outs, allowing you to communicate freely with other devices of every era and genre. You can also feed tracks with MIDI notes using your favorite MIDI controller. Every track can be recorded step by step or in real time and then quantized independently"

Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075

Published on Jan 10, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

"First play with this synth, completely forgot I left the overdrive on."

OP-Z Jamuary #9

Published on Jan 9, 2019 ahlstrominfo

"To late yesterday to record. Is it comes early today."

Erica Synths Techno System - The Marvel that's the Drum Sequencer

Published on Jan 9, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"A play about with the Techno Systems Drum Sequencer."

Yamaha MODX All Bright Pads (Part 1)

Published on Jan 9, 2019 synthartist69

Moog Sub Phatty Jam 1

Published on Jan 9, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

Propellerhead Reason Hardware

via sonicstate

"Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO, Propellerhead, told us, 'Propellerhead is thrilled to partner with Mind Music Labs to help manufacturers build groundbreaking hardware products in the most cost-effective and scalable way. We believe that together, we can bridge the gap between music creation software and hardware, and help manufacturers bring the next generation of incredible synths and effects to market.'

Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format, with over 180 developers and more than 530 instruments and effects now available. Rack Extensions integrate seamlessly into the Reason rack, combining excellent sound, smooth workflow, and rock-solid stability with intuitive routing, automation, editing capability, and flexibility.

The Rack Extension format also gives developers unique benefits over other plug-in formats. Rack Extensions are compatible with desktop, mobile, and web platforms, and developers can easily reach customers through the Propellerhead Shop, which provides a direct distribution path to Reason’s large global network of users.
Mind’s ELK is a Music Operating System, which delivers the ultra-low latency performance of dedicated DSP chips on more powerful and cost effective ARMs and X86 processors. Now, hardware manufacturers can develop exciting new products by taking advantage of the huge library of Rack Extensions already available, ranging from synthesizers and sampled instruments to creative effects and boutique studio processors. ELK’s flexibility also allows users to upgrade their instruments and audio processors with new plugins, connect their devices to external controllers and much more.

Michele Benincaso, Founder, MIND Music Labs, had this to say, 'While a key value proposition of the ELK OS is support for all popular plugin formats, we are particularly excited about our close partnership with Propellerhead. The 'middleware' nature of their Rack Extension format means hundreds of titles from dozens of developers become instantly available to ELK customers.'"

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