MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Kyma Drums: Step Sequencer & Synthesis Demonstration

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Frequency Manipulator

"Welcome to Kyma Drums:
7 Freshly Encapsulated Sounds for the Kyma Sound Design Platform. Kick, Snare, Hats/ Metal Work, Clap, Shaker, Wood Block, and a Cowbell. All synthesised from the basic Kyma Prototypes.

Inspired by the legends, this collection is flexible and punchy. These sounds are available on the Symbolic Sound Share.

I do have a sample set if you are interested in trying them out in your sampler of choice."

OB6/24-TET: "Geothria" (with score)

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Kris Lennox

"One of my 24-TET pieces. I posted this a while back, but not with the score. The work is tetradecatonic (14-note scale). Each line/space on the score = one quarter tone. The note sitting below the first line = root (i.e the lines are a floating/relativistic system, as opposed to a fixed-pitch system).

If the ear isn't familiar with 24-TET, it can sound very wrong.

Personally, I love it. The harmonies are impossible to achieve within our 12-tone system. They haven't (yet) been codified to emotion (e.g 'major = happy'). This can yield an interesting experience for the listener, as the cultural harmonic associations with emotions doesn't yet exist.

Something that may be of interest: pitch perception in sensorially-deprived environments. About a decade ago I worked on some research RE the effects of sensory deprivation on pitch perception, with this leading into something called Faulty Source Monitoring. When deprived of sensory stimulation, the mind can fill in the blanks and create its own perceptions. People can, if deprived of sound, hallucinate sound. Of course, there is the problem of the placebo effect i.e if the idea is suggested to someone beforehand, they are likely to claim they imagined sound.

Where it gets interesting is: source-monitoring errors aren't always 12-tone. Where it gets really interesting is: what if we don't dream in 12-tone (or a harmonic system other than 12-tone)....

The plan over the next few weeks is to upload maybe some other 24-TET works, plus some more works illustrating polytemporality/phasing (I'll put up a video over the weekend with the E-RM Midiclock).



Published on Feb 14, 2019 flameampere

Previews of the upcoming Synthesizer MÄANDER from Flame
4-voice Wavetable Synth including 12 channel analog filter bank

FLAME MÄANDER unisono envelopes
FLAME MÄANDER chord filter sequencing
FLAME MÄANDER raga with voice effect wavetables

Mindburner MIDI to DINSYNC converter

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Mindburner

"A demo of my DINSYNC device.

24PPQN for Roland and others.
Sync a TB303/TR6060 to MIDI clock
Either from a DAW or hardware sequencer
Other clock outputs, e.g 48PPQN for Korg available on circuit board pads
available with top cover"


Got MIDI gear and Roland DINSYNC kit?
Or need a device that outputs multiple clock rates?
Then this device will help.
Also has a built in MIDI Thru, to pass incoming MIDI data to other synths / modules

What does it do?
It outputs standard 24PPQN and start/stop signals. Has MIDI IN, OUT and DINSYNC OUT
Also pads for 1,2,4,8 and 48 PPQN (used on some old Korg drum machines)

How is it powered?
Comes with 2.1 to USB lead included to power from USB source (0.75m L)
Can also use pretty much any 5-7v DC 'wallwart' type power transformer. With a 2.1 mm female plug. Positive on the Tip of the plug.
Please note...There is no power adapter supplied as standard with this unit.

How to Wieheister by Syntherjack & eightball

Published on Feb 14, 2019 eightball

See the syntherjack label below for more.

New Pic of Thomas Lehn's Stolen EMS SYNTHI

New pic in via Constantin, sent his way via Thomas Lehn. This is a follow-up to this post. The serial number is 45629.

Teenage Engineering OP-1 // Is Really Worth it?

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Audio Wanderer

"New batch of OP-1 announced from the cool cats of Teenage Engineering, and surprise...They raise the the price in some hundreds... [announced here] So is time to ask yourself...Is really worth it for that price?
I was a happy owner of one of the first batch of this machine and here are my thoughts"

New SPICE Saturator Unit from Plankton Electronics Coming to Kickstarter

"SPICE is a saturator unit capable of a huge variety of sounds and colors. From a subtle high frequency enchance to a hardcore fuzz with feedback.

.Standalone and eurorack.

.6 main functions: 1. Pre filter with high and low pass filters; 2. Digital section with bit distortion and sample rate reduction; 3. Analog section with 7 analog circuits + a 3 state variable filter with resonance; 4. Mixer with dry / wet controls; 5. Envelope follower; 6. Feedback section with 3 independent feedback chanels.

.Use of a Nu-tube in 2 of the analog circuits.

.All the functions (minus the feedback section) are accessible independently from each other via de I/O section.

.8 CV inputs. All the 8 parameters have a led to show the current state (the Bit Rate part has a 7 segment display). This way you can hear and see how the voltages are affeting the different functions.

.Available soon via Kickstarter. Demos to come, stay tunned!


SUPERBOOTH19 - Trade fair and festival for electronic musical instruments and electronic music

First announcements for the program of the international trade fair for electronic musical instruments

Besides the 250 exhibitors from all over the world, SUPERBOOTH19 offers more than 30 concerts and workshops every day. International artists from all genres of electronic music will be present in the three-day program accompanying the trade fair.

Daniel Miller (Mute Records) will play the full version of his modular live set, Robert Lippok (Raster-Media) will be there, as will Scottish musician and instrument maker Ken Macbeth together with T.Raumschmiere (Shitkatapult). Caterina Barbieri plays a Gesprächskonzert for Frap Tools. Christian Vogel, Barbara Morgenstern, Lucid Grain, CYRK, Kebu, Kypski, Tilted Circle, POND – the keyboard electronics classic of the GDR – and more will be playing on the many stages at SUPERBOOTH19. The winners of Ick mach Welle, a music project that enables

SUPERBOOTH19 - Trade fair and festival for electronic musical instruments and electronic music
people with disabilities to play electronic music, are also represented in the program of SUPERBOOTH19.
Saturday at SUPERBOOTH19 will be dedicated to education and thus reflects the tradition of the event space FEZ Berlin. The workshops on Modular Synthesizers and DIY offered especially for pupils and students make Saturday particularly attractive for young people. That applies in particular, because of the special pricing for educational institutions, which can apply for strongly discounted ticket contingents (see below). But also for all other guests there are different educational opportunities in the program on all days of the event.

Although the event offers a daily program until 11 pm, there are still several official aftershow-events to celebrate the rest of the night. The C-Base as a publicly accessible and official venue is complemented by three company events in the OHM-Club - for both locations there is currently a program with a lot of live music in the making. C-Base and OHM can be reached very comfortably with the regular boat shuttle.

The free shuttle service runs several times a day between FEZ and Mitte and ensures a relaxed journey to SUPERBOOTH19 and also back to Mitte. This is a great opportunity to make new contacts, talk shop or enjoy the unusual perspective of Berlin.

Visitors with a trade visitor ticket can enter the fair at 10 am. All other guests can buy full-day tickets, which are valid from 1 pm to midnight and will give you access to the C-Base for the after-show events. If you only want to see the evening program, you can buy tickets from March onwards which allow admission from 6 pm. Children and young people up to the age of 16 can attend the event free of charge.

Tickets for SUPERBOOTH19 are for sale until 08 May

Whale praying for Human Extinction - Jamming with the Moog Mother32, Korg Volca FM and Modular

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Audio Wanderer

"An electronic jam improvisation with the Moog Mother32, Korg Volca FM and Modular."

Analogue Solutions Generator Jamming Live

Published on Feb 14, 2019 rezfilter

"Here's a quick capture of the Analogue Solutions Generator in a live studio (modular) environment -- got some 2600 kicks, nyborg-12 snare, concussor drums and the AS Generator doing their thing(s).

I'm going to be adding more videos soon with better audio, so watch this space. Phone recording for now!

Generator is a great performance tool and is a lot of fun for creating new patterns, beats, and rhythms (on the fly) in your tracks."

Moog (Custom Engineering) Dual VCO + interface kit for Minimoog Model D

via this auction

"Rare Moog (Custom Engineering) Dual VCO rack mount synthesizer with a new interface kit for the vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer (with newer OSC boards).

Each oscillator has four waveforms: sine (!), sawtooth, triangle, and rectangular pulse waveform. The octave switch range is 32' to 2' plus low setting approx. 5 octaves below '32.

A very cool feature is that you can sync the oscillators. The sync switch locks oscillator 2 to 1.

The manual for installation of the interface kit is included."

Ensoniq Zr-76

via this auction

"Pretty clean Zr-76 a few scratches here and A little knock on the front (pictured) but nothing major and looks good for it’s age! Has the perfect piano expansion and 2 floppy’s with a few extra sounds
Everything works as it should it was service a few months ago by theSoniq himself! And is in perfect working order! And the keys feel amazing!"

Vintage Star Instruments Synare PS-3X Analogue Drum Snare Synth

via this auction

"Synare S3X analogue drum synth. This Synare is in excellent shape. No scratchy pots, everything works perfectly.
Includes a power supply AND Ludwig drum mount (not shown)."

Korg MS-10 Synthesizer SN 130010 with Custom Road Case

via this auction

"The Monophonic MS-10 from Korg was released in 1978 featuring a 32 key keyboard offering a semi-modular interface. A nice feature of the MS-10 was you could get basic synthesizer sounds without patch cables but you can take your sound exploration further by re-routing some of it's modules.

The MS-10 has a simplified interface while offering more within it's semi-modular design. It has just one envelope, one LFO, one Filter, and one Pitch Wheel with a solid case and sturdy keybed."

Maxi-Korg 800DV in Near - MINT Condition

via this auction

"In near mint condition. The unit has some very minor cosmetic wear and very minor damage on the side wood but in fantastic cosmetic shape. Please see pictures for more details. All keys, sliders, knobs and switches working very well.

Below is the details of servicing:

-all electrolytic capacitors are replaced
-all sliders and potentiometers are cleaned and refurbished
-rotary switches was refurbished too
-keyboard was cleaned

The voltage for this item is 100V. If you use this item in countries where the voltage is more than 100V such as 200 – 240V, the item will be broken unless you use a proper transformer."

MFB Dominion X SED Analog Synth SN 14228

via this auction

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is Back at $1299

No new features. It used to go for $799, but the new price should at least help curb prices on Reverb, eBay, and Amazon.

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough (Send Effects)

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Red Means Recording

"Hi it's a series of videos covering the various functions of the Teenage Engineering OP-Z."

Red Means Recording Teenage Engineering OP-Z videos

AJH Synth VCO Mini MOD & Gemini 2412 SEM filter unboxing and first sound

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today we have a small video from unpacking with sound from two modules from AJHSynth .
Vintage Transistor core VCO- Mini MOD(Vintage Transistor Core VCO) is an introduction to getting an early Moog sound from before 45 years, the second is a dual filter based on the classic and legendary SEM filter, the curiosity is that there has never been a SEM 24 db filter, but the Gemini 2412 AJH filter has features on 12/24db that's where its name comes from.
Both modules complement each other and create a great, amazing sound that you can initially hear in this video. soon a new demos."

Modular Synth Session 124

Published on Feb 14, 2019 Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto

Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP, 2hp Euclid, 2hp TM
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids - Morpheus - Curtis Filter
Synth2: General CV
Bass1: Piston Honda mk3 - MFB 24db VCF SED
Bass2: Disting mk4 - MFB 24db VCF SED
Guitar: Ableton
Noise1: One
Noise2: Plaits - Morpheus
Noise3: benjolin - wogglebug - MATHS - Manis Iteritas
Noise4: wogglebug - MATHS - benjolin - Geiger Counter

Effect: Custom M4L on Ableton
MIDI Controller: novation LAUNCH CONTROL XL, ROLI BLOCKS Lightpad M
Reverb: Eventide Blackhole
Limitter: iZotope Ozone8
Camera: Sony a7RII

Wave Replacement Synthesis

Published on Feb 14, 2019 artoftravelogue

"This video describes a powerful form of analog synthesis that can be used as a building block for complex and interesting sounds. Forget the confines of subtractive, FM, additive, east coast, west coast, and all the other terms that have been keeping us in the 1970's. Explore a Wave Replacement patch and you will find a whole new palette of sonic possibilities. This presentation is similar to the one that I gave at Knobcon. I also have several blog posts about this."

MAXI-KORG 800DV Analog Synthesizer (1975) Two Synths in One (no external fx)

Published on Feb 13, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: KORG MAXI-KORG 800DV Dual Channel Analog Synthesizer from the year 1975

recording: one track
fx: no fx or processing"

minilogue xd: First look with Kabuki

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Korg

"D&B producer / DJ / Lecturer in sound synthesis at the Abbey Road Institute, Jan Hennig (aka. Kabuki) explores the new minilogue xd!"

minilogue xd: First look with Kabuki videos

LOADING CUSTOM SOUNDS on the Elektron Model:Samples

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Daniel Kastner

"Buy me an espresso or my cats some treats? Thanks! I'll mention you in the next video.

Elektron Transfer download link:

I picked up the Elektron Model:Samples and I'm completely blown away. Here are some things you should know about loading samples if you are thinking about scooping one. Thanks!

Signal chain:
Elektron Model:Samples
Peavey Classic VTX"

And the previous video:

I'M BACK - Elektron Model:Samples THINGS you should know

Patch n Tweak

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