MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Synth Rorschach #59: Scanimate: The Origins of Computer Motion Graphics

Scanimate: The Origins of Computer Motion Graphics from LinkedIn Learning on Vimeo.

This one is for the video synthesis fans out there.  As for the Synth Rorschach, see what specific synths you are reminded of watching this one. This one is in via Soviet Space Child.

"Digital artists have been trying to replicate the ephemeral quality of graphics from the 70s and 80s for years. But nothing comes close to the real (analog) thing. Get to know the first computer used for motion graphics and animation, Scanimate, and the men who've kept the machine alive for the last four decades. In this short documentary, Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla talks to Roy Weinstock, one of the original Scanimate animators, and Dave Sieg, the engineer who has kept it running all these years. Find out how this system of "tubes and 2x4s" became the predecessor of many modern motion graphics plugins and controls, and how the unusual collaboration between operators and engineers led to some of the most iconic motion graphics of the 1980s—including spots for Super Bowl VIII, Star Wars, and children's shows like The Electric Company and Sesame Street."

Cosmo Time Analog Square Wave Oscillator

via this auction

"Built into an old plastic alarm clock enclosure from the 80s!
It has four switchable "octaves" for maximum versatility. The synth can be switched on or played via the momentary arcade-style button on the top. Hours of fun! Hook it up to a bunch of effects for even more fun ;)

Made with top-quality parts, has fancy aluminum knobs! Runs on a standard 9VDC center negative power supply (i.e. One Spot®).

Controls are: Pitch, Volume, Octave Switcher, Momentary Play Button, Synth On/Off, Power On/Off. Has a 1/4" TS Mono Output jack."

Video below.

Sonicware ELZ1 Sound Demo (No Talking)

Published on May 19, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Yamaha FS1r Formant Shaping FM Synthesizer with original Owners Manual SN OX01826

via this auction


Published on May 19, 2019 RazR

"Just a little slow and mumbling tutorial - sorry for that, I'm a bit sick... I promise to have more energy and to be more concrete and precise in next video... in case you'd want another ;)

As always - Novation Circuit ftw! (for those who may not now)
But in fact - this tutorial can be applyied to almost any substractive synthesis related gear."

Frequency Shifter Patch: Oscilloscope and Spectrogram

Published on May 19, 2019 Sbranvlztronics

Follow-up to this post.

AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorials

Published on May 19, 2019 MATTHEW FECHER


AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial - Part 1 - Main Panel, FAQ, Tips & Tricks!
AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial: Part 2 - Layer Panel
AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial: Part 3 - FX Panel & Hidden Robot Voice Easter Egg
AudioKit Digital D1 Tutorial: Part 4 - Presets Panel


via this auction

"This auction is for 2 x Yamaha G10 Guitar Synths. One is marked "spares" and I believe the other to be in usable shape but no guarantees. Allan had 4 of these and this is the one he kept so make of that what you will."

via Wikipedia: "Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017)[1] was a British guitarist and composer. He released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles in a career spanning more than four decades, but is best known for his work in jazz fusion.

Holdsworth was known for his advanced knowledge of music, through which he incorporated a vast array of complex chord progressions and intricate solos; the latter comprising myriad scale forms often derived from those such as the diminished, augmented, whole tone, chromatic and altered scales, among others, resulting in an unpredictable and "outside" sound. His unique legato soloing technique stemmed from his original desire to play the saxophone. Unable to afford one, he strove to use the guitar to create similarly smooth lines of notes. He also became associated with playing an early form of guitar synthesizer called the SynthAxe, a company he endorsed in the 1980s.

Holdsworth was cited as an influence by a host of rock, metal and jazz guitarists such as Eddie Van Halen,[2] Joe Satriani,[3] Greg Howe,[4] Shawn Lane,[5] Richie Kotzen,[6] John Petrucci,[7] Alex Lifeson,[8] Kurt Rosenwinkel,[9] Yngwie Malmsteen,[10] Michael Romeo,[11] Ty Tabor,[12] and Tom Morello.[13] Frank Zappa once lauded him as "one of the most interesting guys on guitar on the planet",[14] while Robben Ford has said: "I think Allan Holdsworth is the John Coltrane of the guitar. I don't think anyone can do as much with the guitar as Allan Holdsworth can."[15]"

Korg Monotron / Delay / Duo pocket ribbon synths

via this auction

Mindpulse (DSI/Oberheim OB-6)

Published on May 19, 2019 Hitoshi Koizumi

DSI/Oberheim OB-6
Strymon Bigsky/TimeLine/Mobius

The Perfect Live Setup // Dawless Studio Rig

Published on May 19, 2019
This is my new favorite live performance setup, fully dawless, easy to make house music and anything really. All you need is a synth, sampler, and drum machine. Thats it!

Elektron Octatrack, Moog Sirin, and Novation Circuit.

Great Sound Cheap Price! AE Modular from Tangible Waves // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 19, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Throughout Superbooth 2019 I heard a wide range of great sounds from the AE Modular system on the Tangible Waves booth. AE Modular is a bespoke modular format 10cm tall, with sheet MDF panels, hand printing and a range of classic bread and butter analogue, some upcoming Mutable Instruments modules in the format, the new Solina, FX and more. Modules range from around €21 to €95 a piece. Very interesting and I'm curious to hopefully try it out for myself in the future."

Pocket Operator Modular 400 — BoBeats' Opinion

Published on May 19, 2019 BoBeats

"My opinion on the PO Modular 400. I am a bit underwhelmed."

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

Podcast 277: Wes Milholen (Grayscale)

Published on May 19, 2019 20Objects

"I've known Wes Milholen for a while - I first met him as he was working on some of his first replacement faceplates. He was part of the Denver/Boulder modular scene, and we spent time at meetups and performances. I always found his crisp and clean designs to my liking, and found him to be a thoughtful developer and talented performer.

He's gone on to do a lot more stuff: module development, more panel designs, and even design work for VCV rack. As you'll hear in this interview, he views design work to be his calling, and it shows in everything that he touches.

We had a great talk - some reminiscing, some product history talk, and a lot of discussion about the world of modular synthesis. Wes has his finger on the pulse of that world, and has some good insight on where things came from and where they are going.

Check out his work at, and He's also hanging around mose social media sites and Muffwiggler's forum."

Mutable Instruments Shruthi XT (Pro builder, SMR VCF) SN 0071

via this auction

"Built by Michigan Synthworks in 2014. Works great. Analog filter board type is SMR4 VCF board - warm 4 pole filter. Over 30 oscillator types including FM, wavetables, and a User slot. Audio input and output, MIDI in & out, Upgradable firmware."

Shruthi XT sketches video in the listing previously posted here.

Moog Prodigy 336A Analog Synth - Upgraded CV SN 9893

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This classic analog bass beast Moog Prodigy is in good working condition, looks great as well. We bought this a couple years ago for our studio. It has served up some of the biggest basses and leads on many studio sessions.

This is the rare Model 336A with CV I/O added so that you can sequence / control it with any CV related gear... we did so with amazing results.

The previous owner added 3 more CV jacks on the back (not sure what those are for... we never needed to use them) and also changed the S Trig proprietary jack for a typical 1/4 jack.. way easier to use.

All the knobs were upgraded to a very cool black /silver knob instead of the generic original black knobs."

Roland Juno 60 Vintage Polyphonic Synth SN 266756

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer with MIDI

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"The Mono/Poly is a vintage classic that doesn't come around very often, in excellent condition with MIDI.

Works perfectly, no scratchy pots. Zero issues.

Midi mod is by Tubbutec. It's a retro fit so non destructive. I'm including the original processor in case you wanna put it back to stock. Also, I didn't drill out holes for the midi as I didn't wanna mess up the original case. The midi ribbon cable is run through the side in back as shown in picture. Can easily be reverted to stock non-destructive.

Wood sides have very minimal wear as seen in pics."

Moog Memorymoog LAMM Upgraded

via this auction

"The Upgrade was done by Rudi Linhard in 2012, after 1 year of waitinglist time. It works perfectly and comes with Memorymoog Hardcase and custom Faux Leather Cover for the Studio. It was only in my Studio and never on Stage. Now if you never heard of a LAMM Memorymoog before: This is not really comparable with a new Moog One, the LAMM (Lintronics Advanced MemoryMoog) has got all the Fatness, because it IS the Original Synth from 1982, upgraded by the Moogman himself, Rudi Linhard. Rudi has worked many years side by side with Bob Moog and was for example one of the main developers of the Moog Voyager. This Memo has been disassembled completely from A to Z and every little Part that wasn't 100% correct was replaced, so the Synth will last for another 30 Years. The LAMM Upgrade has many completely new Features, like total MIDI Control over the Parameters and Stereo Output, Spread from low to high Keys. This makes the originally already Fat Synth an absolute God after the Upgrade. It always blew me away, when i was editing another Sound. I kept on sticking to Guitar, thats why i sell this sexy Beast that wants to be played a lot. For all the Details from the LAMM Upgrade, please check Lintronics. Purple LED's."

Vermona Synthesizer - Analog keyboard from Eastern Germany (DDR) SN 211982

Published on May 19, 2019 Cyril Metodey

via this auction

"Soviet era 2 osc analog synth from the Eastern Germany - Vermona Synthesizer
100% working condition
Few marks and scratches, otherwise looks perfect."

2 x KORG minilogue xd module - 8-voice polyphony in poly chain mode!

Published on May 19, 2019 iamtheswordmaster1

"I had a chance to get my hands on two minilogue xd modules, so I figured, you guys might want to hear some 8-voice polyphonic stuff using the new poly chain mode of the xd line.

In this setup, the minilogue xd module on the right is the MASTER while the unit on the left is the SLAVE. I'm using the KRONOS to send MIDI notes to the MASTER module (a bit of an overkill, since any MIDI keyboard could do this job).

I was literally blown away of the huge sound with 8 voices, so I couldn't resist to create some custom patches for your listening pleasure. ;)

Everything you hear is the two minilogue xd(s). The effects on this machines sound amazing and really great for sound design. A couple of patches use some custom oscillators as well."

1010Music Blackbox: Review and full workflow tutorial

Published on May 19, 2019 loopop

"Here's a full review and workflow tutorial of Blackbox from 1010Music is a standalone hardware sampler, sequencer and looper based on their eurorack modules.

0:00 Intro
0:35 Hardware overview
3:10 Pads explained
5:00 Pad parameters
6:05 Keyboard control
6:55 Choke groups
7:10 Sample type pads
8:30 Clip pads
10:50 Slicer pads
13:10 Sampling
14:00 Live looping
14:55 Sampling CV
16:30 Sequencing
19:20 Sequence params
20:15 MIDI sequencing
21:50 How songs work
25:15 FX
25:50 MIX
26:15 PSET - Presets
26:40 Tools
26:50 Modulation
28:20 Pros and cons"

SundaySynth #31 : Arturia Microfreak Meets Volca Modular

Published on May 18, 2019 Khoral Central

"DSI Tempest synchronizing Elektron Digitakt, Sequential OB6, Arturia Microfreak and Volca Modular"

Patch n Tweak

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