MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

French DJ and Producer Philippe Zdar of Cassius Has Passed Away


Philippe Zdar on the Yamaha CS80 from will seelig on Vimeo.
Above is a video of Philippe on a Yamaha CS80 posted back in 2009.

He was a member of the French electro band Cassius and produced Phoenix's album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and debut album.

An anonymous reader wrote in with the following:

"Cassius was / is a huge French electro band. They were part of the scene that Daft Punk and Air came out of. Additionally he DJ'd, produced, and mixed records.He had an insane studio in Paris called Motorbass with an insane collection of synths and recording equipment.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48701514

From that BBC article:

Fusing disco and acid house, Cassius - named in homage to US boxing legend Cassius Clay - emerged as part of a new wave of French dance music in the late 90s, alongside acts like Daft Punk and Air.

Their debut single, Cassius 1999, which featured a chopped-up sample of Donna Summer's If It Hurts Just a Little, reached number seven in the UK charts.

Although they never matched that success again, the duo remained in demand as producers and remixers, working with acts like Phoenix, Hot Chip and MC Solaar, while their 2006 album Ibifornia featured artists like Pharrell Williams, Cat Power and Beastie Boy Mike D.

Prior to Cassius, Zdar also released an album with Etienne de Crécy under the moniker Motorbass.

Currently unavailable on streaming services, the record, titled Pansoul, was listed as one of the '100 lost albums you need to know' by NME magazine.

A retrospective review by Uncut magazine described Pansoul as "the starting point for the French dance movement", while Spin called it 'the most important album in French house'."
And via the Guardian:

"Zdar’s solo production for other artists earned him a reputation in his own right. He stepped in to save Phoenix’s 2000 debut album, United, when sessions with the initial producer went awry. His next fully fledged work with the French soft-rock group was with their 2009 breakout album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which won the Grammy award for best alternative music album in 2010."



Playlist:
Philippe Zdar on the making of the Phoenix Album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
MixbusTV Studio Tour Episode 1: Cassius' Motorbass Studio Paris
Cassius - Toop Toop

Sputnik Modular System


Published on Jun 20, 2019 Ebotronix


Sputnik Modular: Dual Oscillator, Oscillator,
Quad Function Trigger Source, Quad VCF/VCA,
Six Channel Stereo Mixer, 5 Step Sequencer, Selector,
West Coast Random Coast
- ~ +
Doepfer A198 Ribbon Controller
Intellijel: Case
Ornament and Crime
MarvelWooGlumma scale number of notes: 12
notes (in cents): 0, 49.2, 232.8, 317.2, 383.6, 549.2, 616.4, 700.8, 883.6, 932.8, 968, 1165.6
TipTop Audio Forbidden Planet
Tunefish Modular: Ripples, μWarps
Mackie the Mixer
FX: Akai professionel Intelliphase P1, Meris Mercury 7
vid # 1839

Kawai SX-210 Enhanced w/ Upgrades



This one is in via swissdoc.

Details on the enhancements/mods via sequencer.de:

Demo here

"All sounds are from the SX-210 plus reverb and delay from the DAW. The pad sound at the beginning with Sample + Hold is not possible with the original. I have developed a new motherboard that offers new possibilities. The demo was then recorded using MIDI and Cubase. Further information about the story can be found at SX-210 Story

The following extensions my SX-210 has:
- MIDI In and Out
- Sound parameters are stored on an SD card (400 slots)
- 4 LFOs (just one)
- Sine and random waveform as LFO
- MIDI Sync optional for all LFOs
- Polyphonic Step Sequencer with Veloocyity per note
- Arpeggiator (up, down, up / down, random) with 1 to 5 octaves
- MIDI controller support of all parameters
- Cutoff via note
- Longer patch names via scroll text
- LFO can now also modulate HPF and resonance as a target
- Pitch Bender now supports 0..99 semitones
- Unison
- Random disagree by touch
- Modulation Wheel can now be used as the target for Cutoff, HPF and LFO

The voiceboard is at least original."

You can find additional pics and details on the modifications at http://synth.curlsystems.de/SX210/SX210.html

SynthFest France 2019 Alex4 Video


Published on Jun 19, 2019 Alex4

"Synth Fest France was a nice and very cozy event held by synth lovers for synth lovers and more specially for those who are the future synth lovers with a super social taste. Thanks to the whole team for your ambitious work!
Well prepared and organised it was a pleasure taking part.

We did two workshops trying to break down modular to its essentials for easy understanding of the core principle - it’s all about fluctuating voltages and routing them to your own needs a.k.a. setting up a program.
Located in the rooms of a former girls school on a hill next to the shores of the mighty river Rhone.
The city of Nantes itself has a rich history and offers a lot of interesting places from past to present."

Alex4 is

Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Multitrak Analog Synthesizer SN 01614


via this auction

1010music blackbox jam with slices


Published on Jun 20, 2019 umusic6

"This is a hell of a machine! Having it for 2 days, i can even just scratch the surface of what is possible..."

TWO KEYSTEPS - Dual Arturia Keystep Sequencing with 2 Synths/Voices


Published on Jun 20, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Examples of how I use 2 Arturia Keystep keyboard/sequencers together. Here I'm using a 2-voice Eurorack Modular setup, but you could use any 2 synths that have CV/Gate connectivity, and in the case of the second half of the video, this could be done with any synth (analog, digital or software), all that would be different is how they are connected to the synths and each other (CV, MIDI or USB). This was a rough, improvised recording, but I just thought it might be of use to somebody. Turn on subtitles for an explanation of what's going on."

Moog Synthesizer IIIP LTD Reissue Modular Synthesizer Demo by Daniel Fisher


Published on Jun 19, 2019 Sweetwater

"Sweetwater's synthmaster, Daniel Fisher, discovers what you can do when you combine the most powerful currently-produced Moog synthesizer, the Moog Synthesizer IIIP, with the Moog Sequencer Compliment B Portable Expansion Cabinet Reissue.

If you want to jump to each synth vignette, they're at:
0:00, 3:30, 15:26, and 20:10"

ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ELEKTRON WORKFLOW


Published on Jun 20, 2019 BoBeats

Two supporting members in this one!

"This is the ultimate beginner guide to Elektron workflow and the Digitakt. If you like this you should support over on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/bobeats i am releasing exclusive content over there as well as music tools like samples & synth patches.

CHECK OUT STEPHEN & FELIX
Noir Et Blanc Vie [on MATRIXSYNTH]
Tuesday Night Machines [on MATRIXSYNTH]

TIMESTAMPS

PART 1 BO TEACHES ELEKTRON WORKFLOW
1:29 INTRODUCTION
3:04 BASICS
3:49 SAMPLING
4:28 FUNCTION COMMANDS
5:03 PROJECT
6:54 SAMPLES
8:01 SAMPLE EDIT
10:22 MIDI TRACKS
12:11 TRACK SELECT
13:03 SAMPLE SELECT
14:12 STEP SEQUENCING
16:17 PARAMETER LOCKS
21:36 MICRO TIMING
22:32 PATTERN LENGTH
23:10 CONDITIONAL TRIGS
23:57 PATTERN CHAINING
24:36 FILTER PAGE
25:11 COPY/PASTE
26:05 SAMPLE LOCKING
28:10 MUTES
28:53 CLEAR/UNDO
29:47 CLEAR PARAMETER LOCK

PART 2 STEPHEN & FELIX GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY
31:28 PART 2 STARTS
31:30 INTRO PART 2
32:37 STEPHEN & NOIR MAKES A BEAT
34:52 RETRIGS
36:37 CONDITIONAL TRIGS ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
43:17 REVERB
47:23 MAKING A PAD SEQUENCE
49:23 DELAY
50:48 AMP ENVELOPE
51:29 CHROMATIC MODE
52:43 TUNING
53:58 LFO
55:54 RECAP OF WHAT WE LEARNED SO FAR
57:20 CONTROL ALL
59:42 THE BEST MUSIC PERFORMANCE EVER BY STEPHEN, FELIX & BO
1:01:27 CREATING A TRANSITION (HIGH PASS + REVERB)
1:02:45 OUTRO"

Hypersynth Hcard Review - Hcard 701 DX7 mk1


Published on Jun 20, 2019 madFame

"This awesome piece of gear can practically store all of your DX7 library with an astonishing 12800 patch memory capacity across 400 banks.

Get yours at http://www.hypersynth.com/products.html

Watch my quick start video for the Hcard 701 (Yamaha DX7): [posted here]
and my quick start guide for the Hcard 750 (Roland D-50): [posted here]"

New Bode Frequency Shifter from WaveFront_Audio


via WaveFront_Audio

"The Bode Frequency Shifter modulates the entire frequency spectrum of a signal input

through the amount set manually and the added control voltage inputs.

Five different shift bands are available.

In EXP. position, a one volt increase at the control sum

doubles the amount of the

frequency shift.

The side bands, created by the Bode Frequency Shifter

would shift to the incoming audio signal.

In linear modes 4 different scales are available:
1. +/- 5Hz;
2. +/- 50 Hz;
3. +/- 500 Hz;
4. +/- 5 KHz.

These scale positions go through zero shifting.

It's a REAL one!

Prices:

WaveFront_Audio BODE FREQUENCY SHIFTER: 1.700 euro (plus VAT and shipping)"

New bpd complex sound generator for eurorack modular systems


Published on Jun 13, 2019 ***pangrus***

Playlist:
bpd - raw as hell
bpd in vca with short envelope
bpd controlled by complex CV
bpd and Zadar


"bpd is open hardware and raw as hell

bpd is a complex voice for eurorack modular systems developed by Pangrus (Kinetik
Laboratories).

Despite the apparent simplicity, this module deliver a wide sound palette.

Although sound repeatability can be achieved, the circuit nature encourages the user toward an aleatoric sound design process.

By tuning the three cross-modulated oscillators timbral metamorphosis with complex

variations in tone and granularity can be accomplished.

Here you can find the github page with schematics and production files:

https://github.com/pangrus/bpd

In this video you can hear the bpd raw sound with some knobs wiggling. Enjoy.

Video and audio recordings courtesy of Lorenzo Bona"

New Noise Engineering Viol Ruina: Mangled Distortion + Filter for modular synth in 4HP


Published on Jun 20, 2019 Noise Engineering


"Viol Ruina is available now!

Viol Ruina is an all-analog distortion and lowpass filter with an internal envelope follower and self-modulating cutoff. The four-pole design is reminiscent of the classic filters we all know but with a completely new and slightly ridiculous twist. The independently addressable distortion circuit takes VR into overdriven paradise with a shocking amount of drive. Built-in envelope following makes for an easy way to create dynamic patches with the flick of a switch, and feedback FM takes VR to a whole new realm of filthiness. Run a sound through VR, you’ll get something cool out."

Prices at $133.00

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Z-DSP: MONO TAPE ECHO


Published on Jun 20, 2019 Station 252

"More Mono Tape sound examples. Can't get enough of the first algorithm on the new Tape Echo card for Z-DSP voltage controlled effects processor from Tiptop Audio. So much fun!"

SYNTH BIKE 2.0 is still alive... sort of.. The synthesizer on a bike


Published on Jun 20, 2019 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"the synth bike 2.0 #Synthesizer #Bike. finally got it working again after 2 months but sadly its seen better days, im going to design it as a pcb project because its actually a pretty good machine to jam on.

More info on the Crazy PEOPEO boombox :- https://www.peopeo.io/

SHOT BY JOHNNY GODDARD

The Volvo 850 samplepack will be about next week! it will probably be available sooner on my patreon! i still need to slice up all of the audio! But patreon is helping getting these vids out nice and speedy! and NEXT week im picking up the GAMEBOY MEGAMACHINE project which i will be covering a lot over there :-

https://www.patreon.com/lookmumnocomp..."

Soulsby Atmegatron (Odytron Special Edition) SN 075 of 150


via this auction

"Special Odytron Edition of the Atmegatron in near perfect condition. Comes with power supply, programming cable, original box, and 6 overlays for the different softwares that can be loaded in it."

Crumar DS-2


via this auction

Elka Synthex


via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 12 w/ Individual Voice Outs


via this auction

"The Matrix-12 is perfectly stable when turned on since the electronic part of the repair job is complete ( approx. 6 weeks ).

110/220v switch at the input ( currently set at 220v ofc ;) )
MIDI tested under Ableton Live, Xplorer and as a master keyboard.
Input for functional expression pedal tested.
Aftertouch is working great, and the 12 individual outputs work as they should
OS version: CPU: 1.1
Voices: 1.4

OBERHEIM MATRIX-12 SN M51626


via this auction, also on Reverb.

"Monster analogue polysynth in excellent condition and superb working order.
Commission sale item; it has just been serviced in-house by our chief synth tech, James Walker.
The Oberheim Matrix-12 is hybrid machine: filters, oscillators and amplifiers are all analogue, while envelopes, LFOs and other mod sources are digitally generated.
A keyboard version of the Oberheim Xpander, it arrived on the market around a year later (1985). It doubled the polyphony and added a 61-note, full-sized velocity-sensitive keyboard. Thanks to the “Matrix Modulation” system every control can can have an effect on some other parameter – the possibilities are impressive and bewildering in equal measure."

STUDIO ELECTRONICS MIDIMINI SN 1726


via this auction, also on Reverb.

"Excellent, 100% analogue clone of the Moog Minimoog Model D with MIDI and an added LFO.

Full working order. Serviced here and supplied with our usual warranty.

This is a great clone. The short version of the story is that after the original Minimoog went out of production Studio Electronics started producing the MidiMoog which contained original Moog boards. When those ran out they produced a further run with boards the built themselves – the MidiMini.

Has the same basic layout as the classic Model D, with a few changes. The easiest way to understand what they’ve done is to read the excellent MidiMoog review from Music Technology Magazine 1989."

Roland TB-303


via this auction

Small Jam Roland Jupiter 4 - Dark Side


Published on Jun 20, 2019 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"Here is my small jam. As always - more dark side of Jupiter 4"

Electribe EMX-1 and ESX-1 - Tube Replacement and Calibration


Published on Apr 30, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

"I replace the stock, factory tubes on both of these vintage Electribe grooveboxes!
There is some drama, but it all works out with a HAPPY ENDING!

These are the replacement tubes I am using: https://www.eurotubes.com/store/pc/EC...

Electribe ESX Service Manual (info on how to MAKE the calibration cable):
http://dealers.korgusa.com/svcfiles/E..."

X0XBOX In A Black Hole!


Published on Jun 17, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

"MY BRAND NEW DUB TECHNO SAMPLE PACK IS OUT!
"Dub Drop"
https://www.electronisounds.com/wav-p...

Checking out the sound of an x0xbox running through a 'Black Hole' guitar pedal from 'Collision Devices'. SO THICK! WOOT!

(I am not affiliated with this company)
https://collisiongears.com/products/b...

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

Exploring The Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309 Vintage Groovebox | RAVEOLUTION |


Published on Jun 19, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

Custom chrome knobs. Spotted on discchord.com.

"MY BRAND NEW DUB TECHNO SAMPLE PACK IS OUT!
https://www.electronisounds.com/

Showing the (new to me) Vintage and *super dreamy* Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309!
This is a new addition to my studio in 2019!
(I am really enjoying the old school gear vibes, lately!)
Anyone interested in ful-on tutorials on this sweet beast?

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

New ADDAC System 103 T-Networks


Published on Jun 20, 2019 DivKidVideo


"Here we have the vintage, analog / analogue T bridge, twin T (it get called multiple things) circuits that make up some classic circuits in well known drum machine and electronic percussion of yesteryear. This circuit has been tweaked and modded and brought into Eurorack as a simple 4 voice percussion module as the T-Networks from ADDAC System. It can be punchy yet soft clean percussion, or ripe for percussion and FX, kicks, toms, claves, short rimshot like snaps and more. You can audio rate trigger/input for some interesting destructive filtering too.

TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS

00:30 Feature run down, notes, historic mentions

01:42 Sound demo, pure T-Network drum beat

03:23 T-Networks Techno - with processing to add “spice” to standard beats and sounds

04:57 Audio rate input for DESTRUCTIVE FILTERING

06:35 Adding processing to create very different drum sounds + FX

08:55 Creating melodic melodies, riffs and basslines

10:55 Stacking the four voices for chordal tones

**SPONSOR MESSAGE** thank you to ADDAC System for sponsoring this demo video. By sponsoring this video they have paid for a service, which is me providing an overview/demo video. It's not a review, nor did they have any say of what I say, patch or choose to do in the video."

Arturia Introduces New KeyLab 88 MkII - Controller Supreme


Published on Jun 20, 2019 Arturia

"#KeyLab 88 MkII is a piano-feel master controller that’s a joy to play, looks the part, is built to last, features effortless integration, and comes complete with a professional software instrument collection.

Included software bundle: Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, Piano V, Wurli V and Vox Continental V

This controller includes overlays for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, as well as standard Mackie and HUI setups."

Roland TR-808, JP-4, JX3P and alphaJuno Chill out


Published on Jun 20, 2019 synthlegends

"Life improvisation, the JP-4 VCF-Modifier is triggered by the TR-808. No additional effects used, but a bit reverb plug in on the alphaJuno Pad."

Behringer RD-8 Tips Part 1: Step & Note Repeat


Published on Jun 20, 2019 BEHRINGER

"A quick tips video focusing on some performance aspects of the Behringer RD-8."

Nord Modular G2x Part. 2


Published on Jun 19, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

DKS SYNTH LAB Nord Modular G2x videos
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