MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

YAMAHA DX-7 II FM Synthesizer (1987) + Roland VP-330 Analog Vocoder (1979) Solo Choral

Published on May 14, 2019 RetroSound

(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

main melody and fx sounds: #Yamaha #DX-7 II FM Synthesizer with E! expansion (1987)
analog strings and choir sounds: #Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus mk.2 (1979)
drums: Roland TR-808 (1982)
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

Peaceful Gray Morning

Published on May 14, 2019

"I didn't initially intend to make this into a YouTube video but it'a been so long since I posted anything here I quickly threw together some clips so I could post 'something'! ;-) Modules used from left to right in the first picture: Q148 VCA++
Moon Modular 526 Reversible Mixer Q157 SH++
Moon Modular 505 Multi Mode VCF
HexInverter/Re:Synthesis/LWSS sympleSEQ sequencer
Mutable Instruments/CHRUTIL Plaits VCO Q167 LFO++
Moon Modular 565 Quad Quantizer
Moon Modular 565E Quad Quantizer controller

Customized Box11 case (I mounted the power inside and added a Analog Craftsman buss board. I also converted one of the multiples into a dual passive attenuator)

Also TC Electronic Flashback delay and Hall Of Fame reverb pedals were used."

"Afrorack" techno in the garden

Published on May 14, 2019 Afrorack

"My attempt at Acid Inspired techno."

See the Afrorack label below for more.

8Dio Releases New Prophet T8 Sample Pack for Prophet X

San Francisco, CA—May 14, 2019 — Sound developer 8Dio has released a new “T8” Add-On pack for the Prophet X that features over 3,869 samples, 120 custom instruments, and 32 custom presets. The Add-On pack was created by deep-sampling Dave Smith’s own vintage Prophet T8 synthesizer. The $48 Add-On pack is now available for download from 8Dio’s website.

The Prophet T8 was one of Sequential’s flagship all-analog instruments created in the early 1980s. Its sonic architecture was based on the classic Prophet-5, but with the addition of a full-size weighted keyboard, MIDI integration, velocity and aftertouch sensitivity, a built-in sequencer, and a variety of keyboard modes (Single/Split/Double/Unison). These features made it a milestone in both technology and instrument innovation. In addition to its unique and powerful sound capabilities, one of its main selling points, was its high-quality velocity sensitive keys featuring polyphonic aftertouch.

The “T8” Add-On pack requires Prophet X OS v2.1 or higher.

The Prophet X has garnered critical acclaim for its sonic versatility and sound design capabilities through its substantial internal library of 150 GB of sample content as well as its ability to import up to 50 GB of additional user samples and add-on content from sound developers. Imported sample content can be used to create custom instruments and patches and can be augmented with the Prophet X’s own synthesis engine, which features 2 digital oscillators, stereo analog filters, as well as other sound-shaping controls including multiple envelope generators, LFOs, dual digital effects, and a 64-step polyphonic step sequencer.

For more information about other 8Dio Add-On Packs, including “The Last Prophet” (the last production model of the Prophet-5 ever made), the ARP 2600, and the OBX, visit 8Dio’s website.

“We’re excited to see these new Prophet X add-ons from 8Dio,” commented Dave Smith. They add an interesting vintage slant to a very modern synth. To have these classic instruments available to perform with or to manipulate with the Prophet X synthesis engine makes an already-powerful musical tool even more versatile. ”

Disclamer: All musical instrument manufacturer and product names used in add-on packs by 8Dio are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with 8Dio or Sequential LLC.

Oberheim Matrix 6 Analog Synthesizer w/ Custom Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"Warmer analog sound compared to many current models on the market. Includes custom wood-end cheeks."

Note the side panels indent in like the original black plastic ones.

Kawai SX-210 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Bass Station 2 Additional Functions (the Sub 37 can't do!)

Published on May 14, 2019 Starsky Carr

"A little addition to my Bass Station 2 vs Sub 37 video, essentially revisiting some of the content I deleted in the final edit, because I ended up demoing the new functions of the BSII, taking the focus from the comparison. It did, however, leave the BSII a little unloved in the end as pointed out by Dark Sky Synth :)

So to rebalance the discussion a little:

Ring Mod 1:25
Osc Filt Mod 3:10
Microtuning 4:37
Aphex Twin Mode 5:54
GLide Divergence 6:41
3 Individual Osc 7:31
Amp Envelope 9:36"

Dave Smith & Dieter Doepfer at SUPERBOOTH 19

via @sequentialLLC

"#Superbooth19 with Dieter Doepfer!"

Two synth legends at this year's SUPERBOOTH. It's pretty amazing to think of the impact they have had in the world. Aside from creating incredible instruments, Dave brought us MIDI with Kakehashi from Roland in 1983, and Dieter brought back modular with the eurorack format in 1996. Analogue Systems worked in the same 3U format as eurorack, but with a different power system (some history on SOS here).

Getting SCI-FI on the OB-6 with Robot

Published on May 14, 2019 JAde Wii


Superbooth 2019_Modular Jam_MoonModular & Synth-Werk

Superbooth 2019_Modular Jam_MoonModular & Synth-Werk from Open Video Medien Labor on Vimeo.

"The Masters of 5U Analog: Gert, Gerhard and Electromutant Markus live @ Superbooth 2019 in Berlin,"

Gotharman's Spazeboard6 - HOT!

Published on May 14, 2019 gotharman

"Another hot preset from the forthcoming Spazeboard6 preset bank!"

Synths of Deadpool - Studio Time with Junkie XL

Published on Mar 8, 2016 Junkie XL

"A walkthrough of the synths of Deadpool and a taste of the Studio Time with Junkie XL to come! More info coming soon!"

Raining Day Live Jam... as is! (Elka Synthex, OMB3, Welson Syntex, Solton M160, EmThree Pulsatron

Published on May 14, 2019 VSMI

"big raining day outside... I turned on my Welson Syntex - Elka Synthex- Elka OMB3 - Solton M160 - EmThree Pulsatron Mixer and play as is!"

SINTETIZADORES Superbooth 2019 -seis modelos destacados

Published on May 14, 2019

"#Sintetizadores en #Superbooth 2019
Seleccionamos seis modelos destacados de este año..."

Roland Boutique TB-03 Bass Line

via this auction

Korg Volca Modular Tabletop Micro Analog Synthesizer w/ Module Reference Card

via this auction

1981 Siel Cruise

via this auction

"Great cheese and space monster
Becoming a classic

The mono section can be a bit unreliable
from time to time( going pretty wild in a good but unpredictable way) . So I had it serviced a couple of months ago by a qualified tech."

Yamaha CS-80 SN 1697

via this auction

"Yes, it's real - and it's spectacular. One of the rarest and most sought after keyboards ever made. The Yamaha CS-80.
I'm not exactly sure what year it was made, but this keyboard was only made between 76-80, so we're close.
This particular keyboard spent most of the early 80s on tour with Robert Plant and Foreigner. My father bought it and put it to good use playing in those projects throughout that time. (keyboard has a few cosmetic dings)
I don't have the hard cover, or the legs though... sorry!

It hadn't really been used at all in the last 25 years, so I took it to Main Drag Music and hat it completely worked over. (It needed quite a bit of work)
Takeshi Kawana over at Main Drag replaced/fixed(among other things -
- the trim pots on the VCO board
- replaced various pots, cleaned others
- fixed connection on a few trims, cleaned others
- re-calibrated VCO, FCF, VCA, EG, Filter
- checked and fixed wiring and PCB
- long 'burn tests' to check for long term function/failure/tuning

There's still an ever so slight intermittent tuning issue, but I think that's an problem for a more passionate/interested mind to handle."

Roland Jupiter-8 ( 14 bits version ) + Encore Midi SN 202269

via this auction

14 bits version + Encore electronics Midi retrofit kit.
serial number : 202269.
*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*
I just ordered Encore electronics Midi retrofit kit ( the best midi kit for JP8)
It will be ready very soon..
Works in220V.
Free delivery by hands in Ile de France.

Elka Synthex + Midi IN/OUT

via this auction

supernova II

Published on May 14, 2019 Joakim Floke

"This is a long video of one of my all time favorite synths. to work with.
Ease of use, great keybed.
In this video I show first how it sound raw, the usual filters and some of the FX. Later in the video I go thru some patches.
They are not going for crazy money and really you get a lot of synth for the money!!!"

Meditative Improvisation with Kawai K 5000 Synthesizer

Published on May 13, 2019 Phonopollution

Superbooth 2019 - Soulsby Synthesizers

Published on May 13, 2019 Hank Astral

"Paul Soulsby takes us through the new ATX range:
ATMULTITRON - 8 part-multitimbral synth with MIDI clip playback and a lot more
ATMEGATRON - sequel to the popular arduino based synth"


Published on May 14, 2019 [Optimus Prime] Music & Beats

#Superbooth 2019

Binaural British Polysynth 'Super 6' from UDO // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 14, 2019 DivKidVideo

"It was a pleasure to see and hear the new Super 6 prototype from UDO (or should that be U.D.O? Certainly said as U.D.O as I asked!) This is a group of British designers/engineers working on a passion project to bring high quality digital FPGA based oscillators through an analogue signal path with plenty of sounds and modulation options all led by push buttons rather than a screen. Looking forward to seeing how this develops through the year."

G-Storm 4023-VCF Demo #2 Lovely Saturation

Published on May 14, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

Darkwave, deep house, tribal and Carpenter-esque sounds ahead.
Of the filters I'm offering, 4023-VCF has the most lovely saturation to me. In most cases, when the input slider is above 60% the filter input will start to become overdriven. Resulting in a warm and fuzzy distortion.
Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
Some use of the Timefactor Delay and Big Sky Reverb.

0:00 Opening
0:14 Talking
1:01 Audio demos w/ talking intros

Kick Drum - Future Retro Transient+
Oscillators - Pittsburgh Synth Box + Rozendall CEM3340
Envelope Contours - 2xADSR dual envelope
Ring Mod - Mutable Warps
LFO - Batumi
MIDI Sequence - Beatstep Pro"

Future Retro TRAX! sequencer Rhythm Parameters

Published on May 14, 2019 FutureRetroSynths

"In this video we cover the Rhythm Parameter features and their functions in the TRAX! sequencer."

Superbooth 2019 Korg Volca Nubass

Published on May 14, 2019 Future Music Magazine

Superbooth 2019: Korg Nu: Tekt NS-1

Published on May 14, 2019 Future Music Magazine

Superbooth 2019: Kilohearts Phase Plant

Published on May 14, 2019 Future Music Magazine

Superbooth 2019: Behringer 909 Overview and Sound Demo

Published on May 14, 2019 Future Music Magazine

Superbooth 2019: UDO Audio Super 6

Published on May 14, 2019 Future Music Magazine

See the UDO label below for more.

Superbooth 2019: This Is Not Rocket Science Synton Fenix IV

Published on May 14, 2019 Future Music Magazine

Superbooth 2019: Building a patch from scratch on the TINRS Fenix IV

Superbooth 2019: MOOG matriarch Sound Demo

Published on May 14, 2019 Future Music Magazine

Teenage Engineering Intros Eurorack Line & Updated Semi-Modular Synthesizers

Published on May 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Teenage Engineering showed us their updated modular synth line, and gave us a preview of their upcoming line of Eurorack modules."

Polyend Intros New Eurorack Modules, Battery-Powered Eurorack Synthesizer

Published on May 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Polyend introduced new Eurorack synth modules, and a new power solution for making portable Eurorack modular synths.

We talked with Polyend founder Piotr Raczynski, who gave us a hands-on demo of their new gear."

Korg Intros Nu:Tekt Synthesizer, A DIY Synth Featuring Their Multi-Engine

Published on May 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Korg introduced the Nu:Tekt Synthesizer, an inexpensive DIY synthesizer that features their Multi-Engine technology."


Korg Minilogue XD, Minilogue XD Desktop Module At Superbooth

Published on May 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Korg introduced the Minilogue XD Desktop Module.

Here's an overview of the Minilogue XD and XD Module, and an explanation of how the synths' Digital Engine allows you to expand and customize the synth."

Mind Music Labs ELK OS Makes New Types Of Musical Instruments Possible

Published on May 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Mind Music Labs gave us an in-depth look at their ELK Music OS and some of their prototype synth modules.

ELK OS is an operating system platform for musical instruments that is designed to streamline the development of custom audio hardware. It also is designed to make it easy to turn VSTs and Rack Extensions into high-performing audio devices."

Make Noise Eurorack Modules At Superbooth 2019

Published on May 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, Make Noise gave us an overview of three new Eurorack synth modules, and some complete

IK Multimedia Uno Drum Hands-On Demo At Superbooth

Published on May 14, 2019 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2019, IK Multimedia introduced the UNO Drum, an analog + PCM hybrid drum machine.

It features six analog drum synth voices, sample-based drum voices and a powerful sequencer, with trigger probability and parameter locks.

Here's an overview and demo from IK's Enrico Dell'Aversana."

Endorphines Ground Control Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on May 14, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

AJH - Richard Quirk @SUPERBOOTH19

Published on May 14, 2019 Superbooth Official

"Richard Quirk plays live on a modular synthesizer mainly composed of AJH modules. This concert is part of the 'lecture concert'-series at SUPERBOOTH19- where exhibitors present their products in a musical context."

Superbooth 2019 -SB-1 SH- 101 Clone - Sounds Only

Published on May 14, 2019 sonicstate

"Jim took a look at the Superlative SB-1. Here's what he had to say about it:

The prototype of Superlative’s new 101-based synth, the SB-1, is sounding quite nice. The short travel keybed feels really good and is fast to play. The sound makes you want to keep playing as well. A fun little synth!"

Superbooth 2019 - Nonlinear Labs C15 Sounds Only

Published on May 14, 2019 sonicstate

"Jim spent some time with the Nonlinear labs C15 - an extremely playable instrument with Reaktor technology at its core. The C15 is the creation of Stephan Schmitt - one the founders of Native Instruments

Jim Says:
'I sat down with the C15 not knowing what really to expect and what I found was an instrument that begged to played. Expressive in ways that only FM can be with a couple of assignable ribbon controllers that span the width of the instrument, and with a button for every parameter, the C15 is truly inspiring to play. I didn’t want to stop. Mostly cinematic and pad type sounds featured here though there are many keyboard, string and brass-type presets as well.'"

BRUTAL DISTORTION from 100 Grit by Schlappi Engineering // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 14, 2019 DivKidVideo

"The new 100 Grit from Schlappi Engineering may be a Moog style ladder filter at the core but it certainly doesn't sound anything like the deep rich low pass filtering you'd expect from a Moog synth. It's brutal distortion, performance switching and touch plates add noise, self patched chaos options and more for harsh noise and driven distorted processing."

Eurorack Tape Looper 'Lubadh' from Instruo // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 14, 2019 DivKidVideo

Instruction panels!

"Expecting nothing less from the team at Instruo they've delivered lots of great new Eurorack modules for Superbooth 2019. Lubadh (or Lúbadh to precise) is a dual tape looper module that has two reels to record to, scrub, loop, modulate, play in reverse, re-pitch and more. The emulation and inspiration of Nagra tape machines doesn't end with the looping as the input stages offer analogue emulations of the sound of tape with soft clipping, filtering and asymmetrical saturation. You can also sound on sound loop and derive various clock divisions / multiplications per loop to sync a whole system."

Superbooth19: Bastl

Published on May 14, 2019 KEYBOARDS

Superbooth19: Behringer RD-909 Keyboards

Published on May 14, 2019 KEYBOARDS

Superbooth19: Motor Synth & Plasma Rack von Gamechanger Audio vorgestellt

Published on May 14, 2019 KEYBOARDS

Superbooth19: UDO Synthesizer Super 6

Published on May 14, 2019 KEYBOARDS

"Vorgestellt wird hier der 12 Voice Polyphonic Binaural Analog-Hybrid Synthesizer with Super-Wave Technology"

Modal SKULPT & CRAFTsynth 2.0 - Superbooth 2019 - Product Demo and Rundown

Published on May 14, 2019 Sound On Sound magazine

"Shown at Superbooth for the first time, the SKULPT puts a lot of synth power into a small box and provides four true polyphonic voices of synthesis with sound creation features.

Also launched was the CRAFTsynth 2.0 which offers some 40 waveforms to choose from, and with the ability to select and morph between the waveforms in a bank. It includes eight oscillator banks covering Virtual Analogue, Digital and Generative waves.
Audio demo at 5:02"

Korg NTS Digital Synth- Superbooth 2019 - Product Demo and Rundown

Published on May 14, 2019 Sound On Sound magazine

"Korg show us through their tiny Nu:Tekt NTS Digital synth, which comes as a solder-free kit. And, no batteries are required as it’s powered via USB.
The synth packs a lot into a small box and features an oscillator, filter, envelope generator, effects and arpeggiator.
Audio demo at 2:54"

Korg Volca Nubass - Superbooth 2019 - Product Demo and Rundown

Published on May 14, 2019 Sound On Sound magazine

"We take a look at the volca nubass, Korg's first analog synth to be equipped with a Nutube new-generation vacuum tube in its oscillator. Vacuum tube plus analog means that the sound is warm, thick, and rich. The nubass is also equipped with a 16-step sequencer for great acid bass lines.

Audio demo at 4:26"

Korg Minilogue XD and XDM Updates - Superbooth 2019 - Product Demo and Rundown

Published on May 14, 2019 Sound On Sound magazine

"Minilogue xd gets an update with the addition of the Poly Chain feature to link units together to achieve 8-voice polyphony.

Minilogue xd module is the new desktop module version of Minilogue xd, the four-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with a customisable digital multi-engine and built-in stereo digital effects.
The Voice structure of Minilogue xd is 2VCO + MULTI ENGINE, 1VCF, 2EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO and it also features a 16-step sequencer that supports both realtime and step recording.
Both the xd and xdm can now use the Poly Chain feature to link units together to achieve 8-voice polyphony.
Audio demo at 4:03"

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