MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Popol Vuh ‎– Affenstunde

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Skeleton Archives

Popol Vuh ‎– Affenstunde
Liberty ‎– LBS 83 460 I
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress
Minimal, Ambient, Krautrock

A.1 Dream Part 4 8:40
A.2 Dream Part 5 4:50
A.3 Dream Part 49 7:35
B Affenstunde 18:57

Composed By, Arranged By – Popol Vuh
Design [Cover Design Help] – Heiner H. Hoier, Heinz Lukasz
Design [Cover] – Bettina*, Steffen (8)
Mixed By [Synthesizer-Mixdown] – Frank Fiedler
Percussion – Holger TrĆ¼lzsch
Producer – Bettina Fricke, Gerhard Augustin
Synthesizer [Moog] – Florian Fricke

M5/M5N sound sampler from patch book

Published on Jul 8, 2018 wedream2

"MacBeth M5/M5N Sound sampler from Owner's Manual and Patch Book. Recorded using video camera microphone, so sound not accurate representation of the synth. Purpose is to introduce the Patch Book with some interesting patch programs."

Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Custom Patch Program Demos

Published on Dec 2, 2017 wedream2

"Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Custom patch programs
Auditioned with effects
Several emulations of Juno-60 sounds"

SH-O1A Part 2

Published on Dec 3, 2017 wedream2

"SH-01A Custom sounds with effects
(Part 2 of 2)
Custom Walnut cabinet for SH-01A displayed at end.
The synth sits snuggly in cabinet. Easily removable.
Sound and cabinet design by John Riesenman"

African Zebrawood Memorymoog & Minimoog

Published on Nov 16, 2018 wedream2

"Brief demo of Memorymoog controlling Minimoog through CV/Gate interface. Both synths can be layered, and the Memorymoog can sequence the Minimoog while playing over it."

Arturia Matrixbrute: Tangerine Dream Covers

Published on Sep 5, 2018 wedream2


1. Matrixbrute: Tangerine Dream's "Sorcerer"
11/12 tracks from Tangerine Dream's soundtrack to the movie "Sorcerer" serve as inspiration for showcasing Arturia's Matrixbrute in split mode. Each sequence is accompanied by 2 additional sounds alternately selected by modulating programmed parameters in real time. (Track 9 "Abyss" is skipped as the sequence and sounds are uninteresting compared to other tracks.)
If you are unfamiliar with Tangerine Dream's soundtrack, I recommend listening to the original first. That way you will appreciate the Matrixbrute's emulation, especially since it's a monophonic synthesizer.
2. Matrixbrute: TD sequences from Phraedra to Tangram
Another demonstration of the Matrixbrute in split mode. More excerpts from Tangerine Dream Sequences: Phraedra, Rubycon, Ricochet, Stratosfear, Cloudburst Flight, Force Majeure, and Tangram. All sounds from Matrixbrute in real time. Additional reverb added. The purpose is to show how versatile split mode can be, assigning different oscillators to the sequencer and to the lead, and using real time controls to transform the sound of the lead and sequence.
3. "Mind at Large" Tangerine Dream's Rubycon
Music slide-video interpretation of Tangerine Dream's Rubycon album.The last image (just prior to the receding universe sequence) with the unconscious astronaut lying on the ground is the clue to what the entire project is about, suggested by the title.
4. Matrixbrute: Tangerine Dream--Logos
My fourt video of Matrixbrute in split mode, borrowing sequences from Tangerine Dream. Logos is my #1 favorite TD album. It is a lot more complex than their earlier works, so it was quite a challenge. I recorded each part seperately and then pasted them together. It would take an ensemble of synthesizers to do a decent cover. Still, the monophonic Matrixbrute pulls its own weight.
5. Matrixbrute: Tangerine Dream & Chris Franke
My 5th video demonstrating Matrixbrute in split mode, using excerpts from Tangerine Dream group & solo albums. Sounds on the right side of the split are morphed using MW and expression pedal controls, demonstrating more sounds than are apparent with a monosynth. All sounds are from Matrixbrute, performed and recorded in real time. Avalanche Run reverb and delay added on some excerpts.

JP-8000 emulates Super Jupiter, Juno 60, & OB-8

Published on May 18, 2018 wedream2

This is pretty impressive. Don't miss the comparisons to the OB-8 later in the video and don't miss the follow-up video below.

"JP-8000 demo: emulating sounds of vintage analog synths, some programming tricks, arpeggiator and phrase sequencer. Also a look at an exotic hard wood end panel upgrade."

JP-8000: More vintage synth emulations

Published on Aug 5, 2018 wedream2

"Here is a another sampling of original patches and performances I programmed on the JP-8000. Of the 120 patches and 57 performances programmed, most are emulations of vintage analog synths.
In this part 2, there is no talking. Each sound is identified with a shot of the LCD screen, followed by a demonstration. Some of the patches with "JU60" in the title, are re-creations of the Juno 60 factory sounds. Some of the OB-8 sounds are similarly named. Performances in most cases are named as a conjunction of 2 patches."

And one for the Roland JP-8080:

Published on Mar 25, 2019 wedream2

"Here is a selection of sounds from among the 128 patch programs and 64 performance programs I created for the JP-8080. Building upon my previous work on the JP-8000 (analogue emulations), I've improved many of those sounds and added entirely new ones on the JP-8080. Best heard with headphones, as several sounds oscillate in the stereo field. All programs will be available for download from the Roland JP-8000/8080 Facebook user's group."

Super Jupiter Custom Sounds

Published on Dec 16, 2017 wedream2


1. Super Jupiter custom sound effects
I created a Super Jupiter patch program book, recording the parameters for 192 sounds. This facilitated the synthesis of new sounds, and through repeated tweaking of parameters, helped continually refine them. Each page contains data for 2 tones, and the patch parameters for split, dual, or 2 separate single tones. This video is part one, and showcases 31 sound effects produced in this manner. Best heard with stereo headphones.
2. Super Jupiter Custom Sounds Part 2
Being mainly a synth programmer rather than a keyboard player, I'm not the best person to showcase my own sounds, so pay more attention to the sound itself, rather than my playing. On some sounds I go up and down the keyboard to show the entire range. Occasionally I get inspired and carried away (as on my favorite lead sound "Lyricon." which has an accompanying water video). Toward the end, I provide a page from my patch book (introduced in the first video of this 3 part series) that shows the tone and patch parameter settings for 2 sounds: Keith Emerson's "Lucky Man" and Rick Wakeman Lead. If you have an MKS-80, pause the video and copy the settings and tweak to your taste.
3. Super Jupiter Custom Sounds Part 3
This is part 3 of 3 of MKS-80 custom sounds: Strings, Brass, Pads, & Keyboards. Pads are my favorite synth sound, so I spent a lot of time on these. The "Super Jupiter Pad" is my favorite, and I got carried away playing this one. It has an accompanying video. The pianos took a lot of time, because they are difficult to synthesize into useful, playable sounds. Velocity sensitivity makes all the difference, and is sorely lacking on the Jupiter 8. The MKS-80 is one of my favorite analogue synths.
4. Super Jupiter revisited: More custom Sound Effects
In my 4th Super Jupiter video, I demonstrate 17 new Sound Effects I recently programmed. Many of the sounds employ Xmod and a parameter rarely found on polysynths--adjustable pitch tracking for either VCO. This allows sound design typically only possible with modular synthesizers. New sounds were inspired by actual events, as on my first video (e.g. thunder sounds and babbling brooks, seashore with gulls, and insects). Check out swamp things, raceway, and flyby (propeller plane passing low overhead). In addition, there are numerous sample and hold variations and a few percussion sounds. IMO, as a sound designer, the MKS-80 module is Roland's best analog polysynth.

Prophet T8 + Roland P330 piano module

Published on Mar 11, 2018 wedream2

"Demo of Prophet T8 with Roland piano module, showing some layering and sequencing. Listening with headphones is recommended. I apologize for some of the background noise."

SH-101 Pink Floyd

Published on Dec 2, 2017 wedream2

"Pink Floyd's "Breathe" and "On the Run" from "Dark Side of the Moon" played on Roland SH-101.
(First rough take)"

SH-101 Pink Floyd

Structured Improvisation for Analog Monophonic Synthesizer: “Overdubbing Grandmother”

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Samuel William Novak

"A structured improv for Moog Grandmother. I first met Grandmother on Thursday. Needless to say she inspired me to write for her. This piece overdubs successive improvisations, each appearing in the order recorded.

Precomposed materials:
Three preprogrammed sequences played by the initial part, serving as both a textural bedrock and to articulate form,
A gradual increase in tempo,
The general textural roles of the other two voices: one mostly melodic and in a high register to balance the low register of the sequences (I’m most happy with the performance of this part) and one to inject an element of unpredictability to balance the repetition of the sequences.

The rest, including all the modulation and patch manipulation, was left to the moment.

#moog #mooggrandmother #synthesizer"

Thomann's Synth Reactor vlog#12 - Roland System-8 #TSR19

Published on Apr 13, 2019 SynthMania

"In this video I demonstrate the Roland System-8 synth with the Jupiter-8, Juno-106, and JX-3P plug-out expansions at Thomann's Synth Reactor event of March 2019. The beautiful landscape in the back is the town of Treppendorf, where Thomann is located.
#Thomann #Roland #System-8"

E-MU Systems Emulator II

via this auction

Original 1980s Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Enamel Cloisonne Lapel Pin

via this auction

"Incredibly cool Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 enamel cloisonne hat or shirt pin.

From some old stock a closed musical instrument dealer had here in Delaware.

Pin is from the 1980s and is 1 1/4 inches wide."


via this auction

MODAL ELECTRONICS 002 12-Voice Analogue-Digital Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha FS1R FM Formant Synth SN PJ01127

via this auction

"Incredible 8-operator FM and formant synth from Yamaha. The pinnacle of Yamaha's FM synthesis. Almost endlessly deep editing options, and a future classic."

Korg Minillgue xd: ACID

Published on Apr 13, 2019 SamiRabia

"Korg xd Sequenced by the TB-03. Juicy filter!"

ImprompTune : semi-modular sequencing

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Ludwig Kopp

"Speed up : 20 minutes sequence session from scratch with the Dreadbox Erebus and a DIY 8step sequencer.
Real-time shows the outcome.
Same raw sound from the session: straight out of the box.

Check out the awesome

Synth Rorschach #58: Traffic Lights

via @thonk_synth, via @Tetley_uk

"I never knew that secretly, on the inside, traffic lights really want to be synthesizers."

You can find more Synth Rorschach's here.

New Superlative Instruments B-1/Space Bass / SH-101 Pics

New pics added to the bottom of this post.

Superlative Instruments Buchla Format Module

via playsuperlative

"special project"

New Gotharman's Tiny LD Proto - Fatal Storm

Published on Apr 13, 2019

"Playing a track on Tiny LD."

Lofi House Soundpack for Launchpad

Lofi House Soundpack for Launchpad from Ampify on Vimeo.

"LoFi House brings a brilliant collection of grainy electronic textures offering a fresh breeze of uplifting House."

Elektron Digitone Ambient Minijam - Little Divisor/Playful Primes

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"Following on from a previous jam where I was experimenting with using sequences with prime number lengths, I wanted to try something a little more up-tempo using similar ideas, but using smaller sequences so that the overlapping, shifting feeling was more prominent. I was hoping to get something a little Steve Reich-esque using this technique and I at least ended up in the right ball-park.

I also built my sequences with a number of pre-prepared "lock trigs" (the green ones that don't trigger a note to play), which I could switch into note trigs during the performance to alter the patterns in pre-determined ways and bring in new rhythms and harmonies (this is a technique I use on the Arturia sequencers a lot as well)."

The Roland SH-3A In Action - Part 1/2

Premiered 22 hours ago Doctor Mix

I was hoping to spare you all, but...

Roland SH-3A 1974

via this auction

"This is one of the very first Roland synths. It sounds amazing and features a very unique 5 octave VCO with mixable level and waveform for each octave. It also has a really unique Sample and Hold section."

Formanta Polivoks Polyvox Black Duo-phonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix-12

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 8-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Bohm Drum Computer

via this auction

Nord G2 Synth Engine Rack

via this auction

"nord G2 engine synth. Not many of these for sale for good reason. Incredibly open synth that you can do just about anything with. Has been well looked after."

Roland TMC-6 Trigger MIDI Converter SN Z885980

via this auction

"Roland TMC-6 Trigger MIDI Converter Expand Electric Drums Pads Modular Synth"

Stereoping Synth Controller For ESQ-1 (esq8)

via this auction

Brainworx bx_oberhausen vs Arturia SEM V review: do you need both?

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Starsky Carr

"Of course you do..!! A review of the new bx_oberhausen SEM emulation, comparing it with the well established, and excellent Arturia SEM V.

Overview 0:50
FX Modulation and Arpeggiator 3:30
Filters 6:37
Sawtooth 7:00
Pulse 7:30
Comparing Sounds 8:07
LFO 13:14
Unique SEM Sounds 16:00
TMT 21:22
Conclusion 28:22"

Synth Programmer for Prophet VS

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Stereoping

"Demo for another Edition of the Synth Programmer - this time for Sequential Circuits Prophet VS. Some parts of the Prophet VS are a pain to be edited like e.g. the Wave envelope points/rates/levels as well as the modulation slot's switches. The Synth Programmer makes things much easier. The video shows patch selection with automatic data synchronisation, some editing of several parameters incl. the WAVE MIX envelope. Finally some footage demonstrating the much easier access to arpeggiator and the modulation slots using the Programmer."

APP JAM - Voltages - Volt Synth and Roli Lightpad Block M - Red Sky Lullaby Volt Soundpack

Published on Apr 13, 2019 redskylullaby

"App Jam featuring sounds from Red Sky Lullaby In App Purchase in Volt MPE Synth by Numerical Audio played on Roli Lightpad Block M
Also Patterning 2 by Olympia Noise Co on the drums and Auria Pro by WaveMachine Labs for recording"

ST Modular - Pyxis (Mutable Instruments "Plaits" Adaption)

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Stefan Tretau

"Just a random walk-through, nothing musical here really ;-)"


Published on Apr 13, 2019 Vykaar Tones

"Live improvised sample mangling over analog synth sequences. Roland Aira Scooper used on vocal samples from MTM Radio Music player. Arturia minibrute 2s supplies disco riff and two Doepfer Darktimee sequencers drive various euro rack modules through Aira Demora delay. CR-8000,Jasper and V-Synth also featured."

ST Modular - Karl (Analog Multi-Mode Dual-/Stereo-Filter)

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Stefan Tretau

Clock O'Pawn - Shakmat Modular Midi/CV Clock Generator

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today we have unboxing movie the Clock O'Pawn module from Shakmat Modular in combination with Quad Trigger Sequence Generator -Four Bricks Rook.
The Clock O'Pawn is a useful device for obtaining a clock that works like a real d'Orchester chef. The transport section allows you to start, stop and reset connected instruments that are synchronized with the intuition and MIDI equipment. If you get tired of the metronomic clock, turn up the swing function, and the maestro will guide you with a nice shuffle!
4 different clock sources: BPM potentiometer, knock frequency, external clock or MIDI input,A reset output that generates a reset trigger slightly before the first clock signal Swing function, controlled by a potentiometer, from bright groovy to triplets, is only part of what this module can do, the rest check on the official website, as well as a demo show that will introduce you to this module."

Demo :: H3000 on Drum Machine (Aphex Riff)

Published on Apr 13, 2019 SOLON Music

"Demo of Eventide H3000 D/SE presets using Roland TR8 + Yamaha Reface CS playing Aphex Twin riff from 'Ageispolis' (Selected Ambient Works 85-92). 10 presets demo'ed:


Chose these presets because they worked well with the riff used and demonstrate a wide variety of the sounds that the unit can produce.

In Richard D James' own words: 'the Eventide H3000 d/se are absolutely mental lush devices, those ones in particular really envelop the sound rather than tack it on, special blessed bits of equipment. 3000 has something amazing though that few things can touch, i mean just the digital filters on it are insane, engineers must have been on fire when they made that thing.' (from the Syrobonkers interview)"

Hawkeye - Chiphead (Stereo SID Acid)

Published on Apr 13, 2019 Hawkeye

"It has been a while - we have moved and i had to do a quick new studio test - using some original MB6582 'acid' basslines created by TK./Thorsten Klose. Many, many thanks! :)

This was done in only about two hours and is not really a full track (thus the new midiphy SEQ v4+ was mostly unused). It is more of a SID stereo bassline audio demo, highly repetitive. I've also added both video takes, i am not sure which one is better or if both are bad, please tell me what you think :).

In this video, most sounds are created by DIY devices:
* MIDIbox MB6582 for a pair of 8580 SIDs in stereo bassline mode
* Mutable Instruments Anushri for the lead
* midiphy LoopA prototype for sequencing
* DIY polivoks stereo VCF to filter the drums

Recorded directly onto a Tascam audiograbber, no DAW was used, only slight audio compression added in post production.

Non-DIY equipment used:
* Vermona DRM 1 for drums
* MFB Dominion I as a secondary bassline synth

Many greets and thanks for listening and watching!
Hawkeye/Maelstroem Records"

Patch n Tweak

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