MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

IK Multimedia UNO Drum first look

Published on Jun 16, 2019 SynthMania

"A first look at the newly released IK Multimedia UNO Drum - a retro-inspired portable drum machine, companion to the UNO Synth:

00:00 Unboxing
01:20 Factory song and patterns
02:37 Stutter and Roll effects
05:58 The onboard sounds
12:30 Making a pattern from scratch
18:41 UNO Drum & UNO Synth playing together
24:06 Conclusion"

Buchla Music Easel dark wave techno

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Honeysmack

"Buchla Music Easel action with some integration from other eurorack friends. All live, all one take. Gear and modules in use:

Buchla Music Easel
Roland TR-09

Intellijel Metropolis and Atlantis
Make Noise Function and Rosie
Roland 510
Synovatron CVGT1

Will be doing an intro to the Music Easel and how it integrates with other gear at Manny's Music (Melbourne, Australia) on Tuesday June 25 at 6:30pm. Free entry. Check socials for more info."

Behringer VC340 Midnight Phaser Experience VP-330 Vocoder Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#behringervc340 #rolandvp330plus #analogsynthesizer
"Behringer VC340 Midnight Phaser Experience"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Behringer VC340 (Roland VP-330 Plus CLONE)
Vocoder, Human Voice & String Synthesizer!!
This video is a request from an awesome subscriber,
I demoed the VC340 thru some Phaser FX
Wet 40% Freq 23% and some sweet Reverb 18%
Recorded into Ableton LIVE with Phaser & Reverb FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Electromechanical Eurorack modules

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Gibran PantalaLabs

"Custom made Electromechanical Eurorack modules."

White John Bowen Solaris

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog w/Kenton SN 2692

via this auction

"Excellent condition holy grail synth. All voices tune and everything works except the lowest C note won't sound, undoubtedly an aged contact not electronic issue. See pics for cosmetics. Sounds glorious and with the Kenton midi retrofit this is the best version of this synth outside of the $20k+ LAMM version. Don't be fooled thinking the plus is better, it is not .. the factory midi and sequencer on those overtaxed the z80 processor affecting the envelopes. The original MM with Kenton (this) will never have those issues. Includes light duty hard case..."

Technics SX-WSA1 Acoustic Modelling Synthesizer

via this auction

"Acoustic modelling synthesizer. Ahead of its time, and still a unique tool/instrument. Only 600 made. Includes manuals and reference guides. Check it out here and here"

EMS SynthiA Clone Sounds 3

Published on Jun 16, 2019 verstaerker

"this time together with some rhythms from the Rytm" EMS SynthiA Clone

Isla Instruments vs E-mu Systems SP1200 & Latest Update

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Isla Instruments

"An A/B comparison test to demonstrate the 'Lo-Fi' mode of our new SP2400 Sampler. Pretty close...."

SP2400 June 2019 Latest Update
"An overview of progress made on our forthcoming SP2400 sampler."

XpressO Secret Demo - Mark Steiner on NuEVI

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Mark Steiner

"It's a secret. Don't tell anyone. But go buy an XpressO at You will be glad you did. And get a NuEVI or soon, the EWI/woodwind type version (the NuRAD)... info and no-pay wait list at"


Published on Jun 16, 2019 seb17320

RMI Harmonic Synthesizer demonstration
Multi-track recording with only the RMI

Fugue Machine and OB-6

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Arnaud Music.

"Ob-6 sequenced by Fugue Machine with Iphone more reverb with Oto Bam"

Frippertronics with iPad Zeenon, Aparillo, Norns Otis & eurorack

Published on Jun 16, 2019 junklight

"More channeling Richard Pinhas than Robert Fripp this time around

I really ought to tidy up that pile of boxes - interestingly it's not rubbish it's all my nascent electronics hobby stuff - need to find it somewhere better to live AND I need to get around to building my 16n"

Gotharman's LD3 - Sample Xfade

Published on Jun 16, 2019 gotharman

"Playing around with the sample Xfade oscillator mode, that will be available in the forthcoming update."

Eurorack, Keystep & A Fallen Hero (Berlin-style Improvisation)

Published on Jun 16, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Old school Sci-fi inspired jam using a Eurorack modular system including AJH Synth modules (see gear list) and 2 Arturia Keysteps. One Keystep is sending pitch to the XVCO, which is filtered by the Sonic XV, to create a continuous drone, but it is simultaneously transposing the other Keystep's sequencer (via Midi). This sequencer is is controlling the 3 AJH VCO's, which are sent to both the Ladder filter and Gemini on separate audio channels. The Gemini is being used as a stereo filter here, in Dual mode, both sides being modulated in opposition to create stereo movement. All 3 audio sources are then mixed in real time using AUM on the iPad.

I'm dedicating this to one of my childhood heroes who passed away this month - actor Paul Darrow, whose charismatic, witty, and vividly memorable portrayal of the character 'Avon' in an old UK sci-fi TV series called Blakes's 7 has stayed with me throughout my life. Ironically, I re-watched the entire series just recently. I like to think he escaped the final gun battle, and made it away on the Liberator (ship) to some distant refuge with a cargo-hold full of riches.

Help me to keep my channel going by purchasing my music or supporting me on Patreon:

Gear used:
AJH Synth MiniMod system with 3 VCO's, 2 VCA's, Ring SM, Sonic XV, Ladder and Gemini filters, Dual Contour Generator, DH-ADSR (as an LFO). Frequency Central XVCO (drone) & Wave Runner (LFO).
Arturia Keystep x2.
Recorded into AUM on an iPad with EOS2 reverb. iConnectAUDIO4+ audio interface.
Eurorack cases made by me.
Filmed on a LUMIX GH4.

Next album: 'Live' single-take recordings, no overdubs, all analog instruments. Most tracks are based on past compositions, but re-recorded and re-imagined, as I've wanted to do so for a long time. Most tracks are complete, but I'm in no rush."

Oscillation Sync

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Joe Kowalski

"In the studio exploring the Behringer Neutron's oscillator sync function. Triggering the Neutron with Arturia's BeatStep Pro."

via @joeonlyone

Roland TR-8S Masterclass

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Synthtopia

"This video captures a Roland TR-8S drum machine masterclass, presented by Roland's Peter Brown at the 2019 Brooklyn Synth Expo.

In the video, Brown goes beyond traditional 808/909 style programming and digs into some of the more advanced capabilities of the TR-8S, including using custom samples, modulation sequencing, effects sequencing and polyrhythms.

From Synthtopia's coverage of the Brooklyn Synth Expo:"

ACL Modular SYSTEM II Coming August 2019

"Dream synth for classic and modern sounds

With System II Audiophile Circuits League presents a powerful modular Synthesizer with two full-featured Oscillators and an extremely musical Lowpassfilter. Based on the Multifunction Discrete VCO and the Variable Sync VCO, System II serves with an unbelievably vast sound spectrum, from thick basses to aggressive Leads. The new VC Dual Amp. provides a crystal clear sound, which can be perfectly integrated in the studio thanks to the high quality Audio Interface.

System II is a beautiful compact System, suitable for all situations!

Included Modules:

• Multifunction Discrete VCO
• 2 x Oktave module
• Variable Sync VCO
• Discrete Core Ladder VCF
• Gate Mix
• 2 x Multi II (buffered and Non buffered multiple)
• Envelope X3
• 2 x QLFO Module
• 2 x VC Dual Amp.
• Audio Interface

• EVZ1-Case- 6U 84TE (Inkl. Kazu PSU, EVE1 Busboard, AC Adapter
15V - 3.34 A & network cable oak side panels)

price will be under 4000 euro plus vat & shipping"

via liquid sky berlin

The SP-404 Sequencer Sucks. // But not on the SX.

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"SP404SX sequencer tutorial - Basic rundown of how this the 404 sequencer works. It's a bit basic, but excels in a few spots. So let's take a deep look at it."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 2312

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"The celebrated little brother of the Prophet 5 and the first commercially available synth to feature MIDI functionality, the P600 model is an incredible value, retaining the rich tonal quality and much of the functionality of the Prophet 5.

The P600 has two oscillators per voice with sawtooth, triangle, and variable pulse waveforms. The oscillators can be individually tuned or synced together. Similar quality VCF and VCA sections from the Prophet 5 can be found here too! The P5's Poly-Mod section has also been passed onto the P600. An extremely versatile and easy to use synth, highlights of the P600 include the onboard arpeggiator, two-track sequencer and poly-modulation. The P600 is great for creating analog effects, swells and drones, and additionally boasts a glide effect and very flexible modulation possibilities.

The synth has been thoroughly tested and all functions and features work as intended. There's light wear on the solid wood ends framing the synth, and only a couple stray light nicks on the black finish. All but one of the original knobs are intact too, and the synth comes complete with its original power cable."

Blue Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 311249

via this auction

Yamaha FS1R FM Synthesizer SN OP01782

via this auction

"The Yamaha FS1R is an 8 operator FM synthesizer with Formant filtering, manufactured from 1998 to 2000. Based on formant synthesis it also has synthesis capabilities similar to the New Montage.

The FS1R synthesizer has an impressive set of new wave forms over the earlier line of 6 OP FM synthesizers, which have since been incorporated into the new Montage line from Yamaha (with the exception of the Formant wave form). These wave forms include Sine, All1, All2, Odd1, Odd2, Res1, Res2, and Formant. The new wave forms are each constructed with a large number of inherent harmonics making FM synthesis far more efficient. Each one of these operator wave forms can replace an entire column of operators in a Yamaha DX 7 synthesizer algorithm

Akai AX-80

via this auction

"The AX-80 was their top end 8-voice analog keyboard, and it has a very similar architecture to more common 80s polys like the Juno 106, Chroma Polaris, Prophet etc, and so on. Two oscillators per voice, plus sub, all put through a classic Curtis CEM filter which gives it a bit of an Oberheim flavor -- the filter is, to my ears, most comparable to a Matrix 12 type sound (which is natural, as it uses the same Filter/VCA chip).

As to the condition, I've restored the power section and replaced the membrane buttons (which often go bad over the first 20-30 years of life) and the sound is absolutely gorgeous. Low noise floor, bright and punchy, warm and lush. The playability of this is a 9/10, or maybe a 10/10 depending on how generous you are. However, it seems that the screens were not completely salvageable so be notified that I am decreasing the price to just 650 as replacement screens are not easy to find. (If you do find some later on, feel welcome to bring it back to me and I'll install them for you).

However, the synth is perfectly well playable without the screens, and editing parameters is virtually unaffected by their absence. (The screens are really just there to look cool, in my opinion)."


via this auction

Podcast 280: Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

Published on Jun 16, 2019 20Objects

"Fans of VCV Rack and Voltage Modular will be all over the name VULT, but it's also making its name known for both hardware modular gear as well as nifty DSP trickery. Created by Leonardo Laguna Ruiz, Vult produces some of the best virtual modules I've tried, and is branching out into hardware modules and even DSP programming languages. And, of course, this amazing body of work is coming from an equally amazing guy.

Leonardo is one of those pan-continental, pan-discipline people that will make you love the modern world. Leveraging a love of recording technology with an education in electrical engineering, he is one of those guys that thinks in differential equations. His passion is in modeling, and his work shows it: the filters, oscillators and other devices that he's created are fabulous examples of math-in-audio at its best.

In our chat, we talk about the modules, the language, hardware developments and Leonardo's beginning story. The whole thing is inspiring, and it'll make you want to crack those books again. Enjoy!

In the introduction of the podcast, I mention the opportunity to support Paul Birken's upcoming 'zine release. If you are interested, you can check out the first edition here, find out more on Facebook, or touch base with him at Support the 'zine cause!"

Buddha Machine 1​-​5 box set by Christiaan Virant and 张荐

Christiaan Virant & Zhang Jian: Buddha Machine 1-5 Box Set [@ 432 Hz]

Published on Jun 24, 2017 Elect'Ric Soundscapes
Label, DoR & country: Not On Label (FM3 Self-released), 06/12/2015, China
Forma: digital: 40 files
Styles: Ambient/Loops/Classical/Minimal/Meditation/New Age

Playlist (sorry, no timeline):

Roland SH-3a - Playing the 'SAMPLER'

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Unun Septium

"The Roland SH-3a is an interesting little single oscillator monophonic synthesiser dating back to 1974. It was Roland's first non-preset based model and had some unusual features when compared to the typical organ-top design of the time.

The most obvious of these was the oscillator section, in which the single oscillator was divided into a range of different 'footages', somewhat akin to way a divide-down organ is voiced. These can be added or subtracted, in a choice of three different waveforms, to create a variety of timbres.

Another quite idiosyncratic feature of this synth is its Sample and Hold section. A little confusingly to the modern user, Roland labelled this 'SAMPLER'. This S&H can modulate pitch and filter settings using the more conventional random sampling, or use a choice of three different LFO shapes. Using a modulation matrix, each of these S&H LFOs can then in turn be further modulated by two seperate LFOs with three different waveforms. All told, it's quite a sophisticated feature for such an apparently modest synth.

I've been experimenting with trying to 'play' the sample and hold, i.e. get relatively musical patterns out of it. By shifting the relationship between the various LFOs and bringing the different footages of the oscillator in and out of the mix, along with the usual filter and envelope tweaking, it's surprised me how biddable it can be for live improvising.

I videoed a few of these efforts, thinking they might be interesting to others. On reflection, it wasn't the most enthralling visual spectacle, so I gratuitously rinsed the whole thing with a liberal dose of video effects, just to keep the eye busy.

The recording chain here is SH-3a to Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo to Yamaha RM602 mixer to Panasonic Lumix GH3 camera."

Virtual ANS 3 image sonification demo by Roikat

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Roikat

"A demo of spectral synthesis using Alexander Zolotov's iOS app Virtual ANS 3, using a number of images I thought might produce interesting results. Click "SHOW MORE" below for links to more Roikat videos. Thanks for viewing!"

Looks like the black and gold SH-101 at the start.

Roland JX3p vs alphaJuno 1

Published on Jun 16, 2019 synthlegends

"Review and comparision of basic differences and sounds. First of all I made 4 different sounds compared on both synths and in the second part I demonstrate some different strenghts of both synths. I didn't go too deep becuase it would make this video too long and maybe boring. I should give you a good and objective overview of the strenghts, advantages and disadvanteges of both synths.
My conclusion is: the alpha goes very deep with additional waveforms, great PWM, adjustable Chorus and adjustable suboscillator. Also you have great several stages envelopes with different settings.

The JX3P is less capable, but has two oscillators for warm vintage tone to detune, sync oscillator and ring modulation. It has no real PMW, but you can adjust it over the sync mode, but than you only have only one oscilator sounding.

The JX3P has the Jupiter 8/Juno 60 filter, which is IMO an poor mans JP8 and a better Juno without knobs. The alpha Juno has a bit a more gritty filter, sounds a bit harsh and less warm, but you can get really great 70ies like stuff and modern tones out of it as well.

Some great vintage tones of the JX3P you can't program on the alpha, but the other way round, the JX3P is much less capable to match alpha tones. So you need both synths :-)"

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Part 1 Livestream (COME PATCH WITH ME 11)

Started streaming 15 minutes ago MATTHS

"Modular Synth Patching Live (COME PATCH WITH ME 11)

All of this is played and performed in realtime with no edits at all.

Today I am looking at the #Percussa #SSP #eurorack module. Possibly the most comprehensive workhorse in the eurorack modular world. The module provides many possibilities from sampling, granular processing, polyphonic and monophonic playback, effects and much much more. This is part one of a series of videos in which I break down the module and what it can do.

Included DSP Modules
Build your own patches on the SSP using the following DSP modules that come with the SSP:

• Wavetable Oscillator with true 3D morphing (XYZ) and cloud features
• Sampler with Layering features
• LFO with multiple waveforms (sine, saw, square, triangle)
• Variable Frequency Noise
• DC generator
• Enveloped Generator with Exponential A and DR
• Waveshaper
• Comb Filter
• State Variable Filter
• Step Sequencer
• Granular processor with live input
• Sampler module (with separate parameters and modulation inputs for the 8 slots )
• Simple delay
• Bit crusher
• Physical modeling membrane
• Arpeggiator
• Envelope Follower
• Bus module
• Develop/load your own VST plugins (compiled for Linux/Arm)
• Switcher Module
• Reverb and Delay
• Macro Module"

Olitronik Circuits provesMM

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Olitronik Circuits

Olitronik Circuits brought us the Micrón full synth voice for eurorack.

Tulip - Ambient - Digitakt / Digitone / Tape

Published on Jun 16, 2019 Jogging House

"This is the opening track to my new album 'Lure'. It is available digitally and on vinyl here:

'Tulip' has the simplest setup of all of the album's tracks. With two Elektron Digitakts and a Digitone running through OTO Bim & Bam and then directly into the Revox B77 1/4" tape recorder.

Fun fact: When the camera is shaking a bit, that's my head hitting the tripod ...

I hope you enjoy it."

Patch n Tweak

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