MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Exploring Waldorf Blofeld

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Todd Smith Music

"This video will jump into a few presets and custom sounds from the Waldorf Blofeld. This is my newest synthesizer and I'm loving all various sounds you can pull from this machine."

EMS VCS3 Trapezoid Modification Demo

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Scot Solida

"A quick demonstration of the Trapezoid polarity modification from Well worth installing into any EMS synth."

Danger Hight Voltage! Warning on the Gamechanger Audio Plasma Drive

On the back of the Gamechanger Audio Plasma Drive eurorack module.

via @PerfectCiruit

ARP 2600 - Keyboard Only - Model 3620

via this auction

"Recently found in storage where it's been for over 15 years. In very good cosmetic condition, but will need to be refurbished. As the title says, this is the more desirable 3620 with a dedicated LFO."

Roland AIRA Limited Edition Prints

In order:

Print 1 via this auction

Print 2 via this auction

Print 3 via this auction

Print 4 via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

WALDORF MICROWAVE XT 10 VOICE w/ Original Box SN 940727772

via this auction

"Two of the knobs have slight damage (Volume and Release). See photos. They are both secure and perform exactly as intended, just are not cosmetically perfect."

Edit: this is the inevitable demise of all knobs of this type. The rubber just breaks down over time. The good news is you can get replacement knobs by ALBS that won't break down! Modular Addict has them here. You can find pics of my XTk with them here. They look better than the original imo!

Waldorf Micro Wave 1 (Rev A)

via this auction

Pics of the chips below.

E-MU Systems Morpheus Z-Plane Rack Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland System-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer + SH-101 & ProMars Overlays

via this auction

I don't believe I've seen the ProMars overlay before. They are available on Roland's site.

Peley Krane FaithState #3 / Extremely Rare Synthesizer

SN 03 via this auction

See this post for a demo and a warnging. I didn't think any were made. As always be careful. These are the first pics I've seen of one in the flesh.

"Excellent condition, cool, extremely rare and out of production . I believe this is one of two units that were actually built and shipped!

Unit #1 (Prototype), #2 (unknown/unheard), #3 (This Unit). Comes with Power Adapter, and assorted patching cables (see pictures).

Video does Not depict unit being sold here, it is only for you to have a general idea of its capabilities. I will provide the 8 Patching Template Images via message after purchase.

It’s a 12 voice modular synthesizer system built into a wooden case. It doesn’t appear to be bound by the rules of Eurorack, Moog or Buchla, the FaithState has its own thing going on. And I’m pretty sure it’s a digital thing with an analogue front end.
The synthesis combines the oscillator, VCA and mixer into a single “Digital Voice Unit”. The sound is sourced from a library of over 500 waveforms, split into 85 groups of 6 waveforms each. 2 of these 6-voice wave sets can be mixed, blended and tuned against each other. The resultant output emerges from 3 identical control channels that have inputs for pitch, amplitude and wave blend.

The other generators include a classic Dual Slope generator with controls for Range and Origin. There’s a dual 4 stage voltage bank that can store 8 voltages with various ways of clocking, shuffling, selecting and addressing. And another single row of 4 elsewhere with added clocking controls. A “Giv-Trig” provides 5 asynchronous timers reaching 7 gate/triggers. A sample-and-hold circuit. The Slope Mini is a compact version of the triangle function generator modulation source. The multi-mode filter rounds off the sound shaping. And the front and centre are these 3 spinning wheels of multiples for tripling up your signals and controls."

SoundMachines NS1 NanoSynth w/Case

via this auction

"Excellent condition, and fully functional. Includes Red Metal Case, one USB blue cable (pictured), and a plenty of Dupont cables to get you going!"

GLASYS - Acceptance (2019 Tiny Desk Contest)

Published on Mar 13, 2019 GLASYS

"This is an original tune called "Acceptance", and it's my submission for the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.

In this video, I control an acoustic drum kit through my Arcadia controller using 4 Polyend Perc drumming machines. Every sound you hear is performed live simultaneously, no overdubs or sequences.

Note to my subscribers: I had to re-upload this video to meet the contest's requirements. Apologies if you've already seen it.

Gear used: Sequential Prophet XL, Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075, Polyend Perc, Arcadia keyboard (custom built by Moldover).

Video by John Thompson (Ballooga Media).
Recorded at 'Dead Aunt Thelma's Studio' in Portland Oregon, engineered by Sacha Muller.
Mastered by Dana White at Specialized Mastering."

Hotel Pools - Melt

Published on Mar 11, 2019 Electronic Gems

Hotel Pools' latest is a super mellow slow-burner.

via @sequentialLLC

"All #Prophet6 (except drums) featured on 'Melt' by Hotel Pools"

Prophet Rev2, Arturia Microbrute & OP-1 / Atmospheric 80s Jam

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2 , Arturia Microbrute and Teenage Engineering OP-1 all together in one room for an eighties relaxing synth jam played live by two sets of hands.

This is the first time I've jammed alongside the DSI Prophet Rev2 and I have to say I am very impressed by its lushness and warmth. It strikes me as a player's polysynth with which can easily rustle up rich and immersive pads, leads and key type sounds. I am looking forward to seeing how it performs in terms of bass and more atonal textures.

Recorded through RME Fireface UC. Drums provided by Ableton Live

If you'd like to hear more music from us, you can check out these convenient playlists:

Prophet Rev2 Dimensions: 12.70 inches (or 32.26 cm) in Width / 35.12 inches (or 89.20 cm) in Length / 3.80 inches (or 9.65 cm) in Height"

Roland Jupiter-6 | You Got Me Dreamin'

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Alex Ball

"Finally got to have some time with the one Jupiter I've not played properly; the Jupiter-6 from 1983.

For starters, it's a big bulky instrument that matches the Jupiter-8 in terms of scale, but then there are quite a lot of differences.

It's sound is rawer and colder than the hi-fi Jupiter-8, most likely to do with it having different circuits and also digital LFOs and envelopes (combined with an otherwise analogue signal path).

It also has combinable wave shapes on both of the oscillators (rather than them being switchable as on the Jupiter-8) and various keyboard modes with some quite narly detune.

The verdict: I like it.

Sounds used:
Roland Jupiter-6 (1983)
Roland SH-101 (1982)
Yamaha DX7 (1983)
Oberheim DX (1983)
Sequential Drumtraks (1984)
Roland TR-606 (1981)
Roland TR-808 (1980)
Ibanez JEM 7DBK (2001) / Fender Blues Junior II mic'd with an SM57 / Boss CE-2 (1979)
Vocals recorded with an AKG C414s

Sequencer: Cubase
Plugins: Waves, IK Multimedia, Past to future, Steinberg, Goodhertz"

Eurorack ambient groove

Published on Mar 13, 2019 While We Were Sleeping

"🎧 or 🔊 🔊 for stereo image
I was not sure how to title this one, so will just give the long story:
I have been playing the same patch now since Christmas. I just can't stop myself. I have been mostly playing Techno and other fastest paced stuff so needed to slow down to stop myself going crazy and this jam is the result. The patch started as an Ambient piece. The original patch had the Malekko voltage block sequenced from Ableton and I will sone put out that video. After recording the Ableton peace, I changed over to using the Malekko Varigate 8+ to sequence the voltage block and I have not stopped playing the patch since then. Simply changing the attenuation and offset on the Clock/CV in of the voltage block gives me so many parmutation of the pattern. I got about 8 more faster-paced jams recorded so thinking of sticking them on in one long video when I get the time.
The other thing that happened to me is that by some miracle I looked down and noticed my Roland Juno 60 seating under my eurorack and decided it would be nice to actually switch it on.

Would love to know what you think of this track and the patch?

The patch:
The synth lead/bass part of the patch is using a single oscillator (Thomas Henry 555) that is processed by 3 filters and one triple wave folder. It then ends up in two VCAs + envelopes (Hexinverter Galilean Moons) . The Voltage block has each of its steps tuned with pitch and varies other filter and wave folding parameters. The Varigate 8+ is used for sequencing the steps of the Voltage block and trigger the drums. the drums are barely noticeable just to give the patch some movement and a some groove.

The recording:
This was recorded live on Instagram. I had tried to do a YouTube live but unfortunately, that did not work with my iPhone 6 so still looking for a workable solution for YT.

Modules used (synth parts)
Malekko voltage block
Malekko Varigate 8+
Fonitronik Thomas Henry 555 VCO
Toppobrillo Triple WaveFolder
God’s Box ‘Humpback’ Filter
DinSync VCF303 (VCF303)
Serge 1973 VCF, PCB & panel by mCop
Hexinverter Galilean Moons (L Moon and R moon for left and right sides of the module)
mCop eurorack mixer (MXR)

Modules used (Drums)

Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum & Snare
Audio Damage ADM07 Mad Hatter + Bastl Instruments Skis - for the clicky high hat sounds"

Synths With Pedals - YAMAHA SK15 | JOYO, BOSS, TC, ENO Pedals - (No Talking)

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Learson Peak

"Let’s see if the YAMAHA SK15 plays well with others. I did an experimental session with the following pedals:

JOYO American Sound
JOYO British Sound
Boss Flanger
TC Flashback 2 Delay
ENO EX Reverb

- Flashback 2 is set with a TonePrint I made using the TC app. Dotted 8th and 16th with chorus, eq, and modulation, & Tap Tempo"

Dr. Böhm Solist 78 Jam with Digitech Synth Wah Pedal

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Italian Vintage Stuff!

"The Digitech Synth Wah really plays well with these type of machines.
There has two outputs, wet/dry, great for further modulations, in this case I ran the clean signal through the Roland Space Echo Re-301 via the Roland PA Stereo Mixer 250."

Albastru Infinit: Epic Flight | TORAIZ \\ DIGITAKT \\ ROLAND SH-01A

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

"👉Find more details about this track & download it from my Patreon:

Since my camera didn't want to cooperate on this simple short track, I had to comeback to film this slo-mo.

Anyway, it would not have been such a "watchable" live-studio show, since there are only three synths I used for this minimal track: #RolandSH01A for the first "harpsichord" sequence (using Boss RV-3 & Behringer FL600 for that effect), #ToraizAS1 for the bass line and #Digitakt for drums. You would just probably watching me tweaking the filter on Toraiz. And pushing the play/stop buttons!

Enjoy this little epic track! If you want, you may add some choirs in your mind, until I'll release such a version of this track! 😜"

Return to Krell

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Flohr

"First patch after a near death experience and hospital stay. Glad to be alive and really grateful for music, all of you kind folks that watch, like, and comment. I’m hoping to start posting more jams and tutorials regularly again."

modular shades #22 | travel along the green wall | minimal modular eurorack synthesizer music

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Elinch

„thank you for over 2000 followers. i’m overjoyed. here's a new piece. based on 4 sampled sequences from verbos harmonic oscillator - sequenced by fugue machine. these are sometimes passed through with a slow lfo, or played in different speeds and playback directions. as always, please bring some time to listen.“

modular shades #22 | verbos harmonic oscillator er-301 | modular eurorack

1. seq /// orthogonal devices er-301 manual grains / position mod. by slow lfo (sample source verbos ho)
2. seq /// orthogonal devices er-301 raw player (sample source verbos ho)
3. seq /// orthogonal devices er-301 raw player / pitch x2 (sample source verbos ho)
4. bass seq /// orthogonal devices er-301 raw player / half pitch, reverse (sample source verbos ho)
5. pad /// orthogonal devices er-301 manual grains / position mod. manually (sample source verbos ho)
6. oriental slices /// make noise morphagene 01
7. choir slices /// make noise morphagene 02
8. effect /// verbos harmonic oscillator

recorded live with tascam dr 100. no audio processing. for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

The Fort Processor by Isn'tses: Workshop in Brighton 23 Mar 2019! Build your own!

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Isn'tses music

"Isn'tses and Thonk are running a workshop on 23/03/19 where you can come and buiod your own Fort Processor. Even if you have never soldered before come along and we will teach you, and more experienced synth buulders + benders welcome too. Book tickets here:"

Click here for additional posts and demos featuring the Fort Processor.

Massive Percussa SSP Software Update

via Percussa:

Massive SSP software update! [New recorder; Phase distortion; FX parameters; Live granular; LFO/WTO/ENV updates; Macro module; Preset collection; Bugfixes; Walkthrough video]

Hi everyone,

Time for the next update! This is a BIG one and covers all the work we’ve done leading up to and during the mSSP campaign as well as all the work we did since the campaign ended.

Please visit our forum for the download links and more details

Completely rewritten multichannel recorder / sampler

This was a lot of very hard work and took about 2 months, changes include the following -

New deton8 from Twisted Electrons

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Twisted Electrons

Hardware MIDI
16 patterns of 1-16 steps each
Chain up to 16 patterns in a row to make a song
Optionally edit a pattern while another is playing
8 Voices (Kick, Snare, Metal (hats), Clap, Can (tinny sounds), Tom, Nut (woody sounds), SYNTH (NES inspired triangle wavetable synthesizer, with arp that can be shaped to a square).
Pitch and decay modulation per step on every voice
8 hands on Stutter modes: Beat repeat (with variable rate), Forward granular, Reverse granular, Pendulum granular (scratch), random granular (noise generation), spin up, spin down
Forward & Reverse sample playback per track
Delay with variable delay time and pitch decay (upwards and downwards)
Ring mod effect with variable frequency
Global pitch shift
Copy/Paste patterns
Real time pattern recording with optional metronome
Tap tempo
Mute/Solo a track
Drive any voice into distortion
Sound variation knob for Kick (add sub), Snare (add noise/snappy), Hats (change texture) and Synth (arpeggiate)
Pump aka sidechain compression emulation (any track can “duck” the others for the pumping/breathing effect)
Pattern clean and randomize for accidental magical beats
Multiple kits can be uploaded via USB

DETON8 default (big beats, break)
AMY SISTER (jungle break)
HIP08 (for all your 808 hiphop needs)
TEK09 (Rave on)
MINTY POPS (Classic beats)
INDUSTRIAL (exclusive kit by renowned Industrial producer NEKRADAMAGE)

YAMAHA DX7 II FM with Grey Matter E! FM Synthesizer (1987) *Exhale*

Published on Mar 12, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: #Yamaha #DX7 II FD with Grey Matter E! board
drums: LinnDrum
recording: multi-track, all played by hand, no MIDI
fx: reverb and delay

I use the functions of the Grey Matter E! expansion here."

Steve H. on Buchla 200e - at SUPERBOOTH18

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Superbooth Official

"Electronic music innovator Steve H began his journey as an experimental musician at Carnegie Mellon University where he studied both music composition and the physics of musical sound. His journey began deep in the basement of the CMU Physics Department where there was a nondescript, unmarked locked room. Inside was a simple table and chair, and magically, on the table, was a brand new Arp 2600. Thus a life long love of electronic music had begun.

Many years later (and several Buchlas later) he has composed scores for TV and film, has won and been nominated many awards including the EMMY. He performs live electronic music internationally and in his hometown: New York City. His music spans from the ephemeral minimalist to outrageous noise-based surround electronic soundscapes, created on his Buchlas, extensive Eurorack system, and collection of controllers."

Error Instruments Pocket Noise Generator 2.0

Published on Mar 13, 2019 paul tas

"This is a analog vs digital It’s created to have enough pocket size and modular synthesiser for creating soundscapes you can also play with light and external lights there is a building effect that you can use separate There’s also a data area for a lot of crazy digital loops for more information go to the website"

pocket noise generator
ultimate Deep soundscape machine
in the size of a handbag

its DEEP en DARK

only one made rare

TUBE LDR theremin (play whit lite)

patchable synthesizer

100% analog oscillator from 1967 cemos tropical parts

inc reverb / delay

inc atom feedback also extrn use

inc 3 patch cabels 4mm bannan

Moog Opus 3 Synthesizer keyboard Print Ad

via this auction

Moog Opus 3 Synthesizer promo ad.

Ad measures approximately 8.5"x 11" inches

Access Virus TI2 Dark Star Keyboard

via this auction

Roland Boutique SH-01A Synthesizer Blue w/ K-25m Keyboard

via this auction

Roland SH-2 Vintage Analog Synthesizer with Original Case

via this auction

"Vintage Roland SH-2 Analog Synth in excellent condition. Includes rare original Roland hardcase and manual (Japanese).

Incredibly fat VCO sound - one of the best bass synths ever made!"

Blue Lantern Stereo Sir Mix Alot - Matt Blue Eurorack Mixer Module

via this auction

Curious which eurorack module has the most knobs. There are 30 on this one. 26 + 4 smaller knobs. Get two of them and you'll have two more than a Waldorf Q!

"This is a slick mixer with controls for 6 audio signals, mute switches for each, two stereo aux channels, a stereo in for linking other mixers, and big knobs for al controls per channel."

You can find some videos featuring Sir Mix Alot in the archives.

Moon Modular 568 Quad Sequential Trigger Source Sequencer

via this auction

René as Non-Linear Quantizer

Published on Mar 13, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"Demonstration of the Make Noise René Cartesian sequencer, used to quantize external voltages by CV-addressing a channel with FUN.CV.LOC enabled. Since each location's value can be set independently, quantization can be as linear or non-linear as you prefer.

This is a remake of a similar video from 2014 using the original version of René. Check out the original video" [posted here]

Roland TR-8s Remote Editor VST, AU and Standalone

Published on Mar 13, 2019 MrSynthmania

"Roland TR-8S Editor Software as VST, AU und Standalone for Windows und Mac OS-X. With this app you can remote your Roland TR-8S within your favourite DAW. It is also possible to automate all parameters easily. Realtime tweaking at its best :-)
And the display shows the real values.

Now available in my shop:"

Modal SKULPT - Adrift

Published on Mar 13, 2019

"SKULPT WEDNESDAY #2 - Today, the patch that greets you all the first time you turn on your SKULPT - Adrift."

Tiptop Audio patch example #1

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Station 252

"As the full Tiptop Audio system became a reality its time for a series of daily patch videos to demonstrate different sounds I come up with.

2x Z3000 oscillators, VCA, 2x Z4000 ADSRs, Forbidden Planet VCF, Z2040 VCF, QuantiZer, Z8000, Trigger Riot, Circadian Rhythms, Z-DSP and a soon to be released module that falls into the ''I never new I needed one'' category"

Elektron M:S - 🎛🎶Hypnotising🎶🎛

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Andrew Mawson

"Little jam with Elektron M:S and the iPad for additional FX and acid sprinkles"

Patch n Tweak

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