MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sunday, July 07, 2019

radiator: the laser synthesizer co-created by Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Audio

Published on Jul 2, 2019 Neon Captain

Currently on Kickstarter here.

This one was sent my way via Pat. Note although the primary focus of radiator is a laser light synthesizer, it has audio and CV out. I asked Andrew Kilpatrick about the audio out and he had the following to say:

"Normally the outputs would carry the X and Y signals that move the mirrors. I’ve experimented with it quite a bit and generally it sounds like a very stereo drone, but it could be used as a pitched sound source with voltage or MIDI control. The cool part is that you hear what you see, so it’s basically the most true kind of visualization!

We intend to also have modes that modulate the laser to audio or CV inputs, allowing any parameter of the laser patch to be controlled in real-time from another instrument. Radiator is a flexible type of synth with a modules optimized for making vector graphics, but it all works in the audio range so there are many creative possibilities for musicians."

And regarding the CV out:

"The CV outputs let you use the internal LFOs as sources for other synths and effects. Since a laser preset might have some kind of rhythm to it, you could patch this to other gear to have it work in sync."

The following is the official press release for radiator along with some hi-res pics. Click on the them for larger versions:

Drums & Pads (Novation Circuit)

Published on Jul 7, 2019 asogaut

Roland System 100 FULL SET w/ Original Boxes & Manuals

via this auction

Roland System 100 FULL SET

via this auction

"Perfect Working 101 102 103 104 109 set"

Custom Midibox Sid 6581

Uploaded on Jul 7, 2019 Your Logo In Motion

via this auction

Sir Jon Keason - Acid Rain (Roland TB-03)

Published on Jul 7, 2019 MIDGAARD BRIDGE

"Original tracks with best sound are found at;
The movie is copyright free from;"

Arturia Microfreak - Let's Build... a Classic Lead!

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"As the name suggests, the Arturia Microfreak is capable of some crazy, weird sounds; but today let's try something a little more conventional: a classic lead sound, but with some special Microfreak twists...

Transparency Notice: The MicroFreak was kindly provided to me by Arturia."

Microfreaks on eBay | Microfreaks on Reverb | Microfreaks on Amazon

Rhythm & horns - Eurorack, Enso, Zeenon, Less Concepts, Microfreak

Published on Jul 7, 2019 junklight

"Got everything sync'ing in my live rig and this little piece appeared while I was practicing. I love 16 horsepower and Wovenhand & was wanting to 'borrow' something of their aesthetic"

Session in Studio 07/07/2019

Published on Jul 7, 2019 MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

You should be able to spot the Sequential Prophet-6, OB-6, Moog Grandmother, Voyager, Alesis Andromeda A6, and Elektron gear.

Previous posts.

Vintage Roland TR-707 With TB-3 Bassline Synth

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Today is 7/07 so we thought we would upload this video of the Roland TR-707 drum machine. This 12 bit sample based machine came out in 1985 and has the famous XOX style drum sequencer where you can quickly program patterns. We used a Roland Aira TB-3 for the bassline to go along with the 707 drums in this video.

The TR-707 provided drums for many classic Acid House tracks and has a great sounding hi-hat and distinctive cowbell. Read our article about the 707 here:"

Happy 707 Day! from Retro Synth Ads

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Retro Synth Ads / Mini Music Labs

"A quick ditty with the Roland TR-707 on 707 day - got it in one take too! With a bit of Roland TB-303 thrown in as well.

If you are into old synth gear, please check out my blog:"

Yamaha Portasound PSS-190 keyboard demo - "Whistleblower"

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Alfonse

"Yamaha Portasound PSS-190 keyboard (1990)
All sounds you hear in the track were made using the PSS-190 and recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, reverb, delay and chorus were added as required. The "Disco" drum rhythm was used, heavily compressed.

The aim of these videos is to see what you can create using sounds from ageing home keyboards together with current production tools. The PSS190 is a "high-performance electronic keyboard" according to the manual, and certainly packs a lot of sounds into a small package. Many of the voices sound like PCM samples of the FM sounds on the PSS-680/780/480/580 keyboard range, but there are also layered and split voices to play with.

Thanks to Ed Bettella for the loan of this little beast, plucked from obscurity in a loft somewhere...

Music: "Whistleblower" (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse


VCV Rack & Eurorack - They can't hold Us

Published on Jul 7, 2019

"This one is nice and dirty... It's also the first recording with the new Freak filter, which sounds beautiful and adds lots and lots of character to the sound.

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

Here it is on Spotify, iTunes, and such -
You can find the VCV Rack patch on my Patreon page -
And also the WAV file -
More about the Vult filters -

Here are some patch notes:
I started this one by recording a short sequence of the FM-OP in VCV Rack into Morphagene and reversing it.
Neutron is going through Freak in Rescomb mode, and through another virtual Freak in Vorg LP mode. It's receiving pitch and gates from the Beat Step Pro and goes also through Chronoblob2 from Alright Devices.
The O Coast is being sequenced by the ADDR Seq in VCV Rack, which is going through Fate from the Geodesics for some extra spice in the sequence. It's going through the overdrive and the delay of the Neutron.
I send a gate from the BeatStep Pro to the Steiner Parker filter from Vult and ping it. This gives this round percussive sound.
The MicroFreak is going through another Chronoblob2, and with the Midilar I turn the delay loop on and off and also change the delay time.
With the Keystep I play the XFX Wave oscillator from Blamsoft, and with the Midilar I control the position of the wavetable.
The BeatStep Pro is the master clock, sending a clock to VCV Rack, and also to the O Coast and Neutron."

Extended Easel

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Todd Barton

"exploring extensions to my Easel: Makenoise Morphagene, Intellijel Planar 2, TC Electronic Ditto x4 . . ."

MS-101, Moog One, Prophet Xl, OMD Electricity

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"Sequenced this one with the Squarp Pyramid. 101 - Bass. Mono Station - Arp/lead, Prophet Xl Moog one Strings, Techno System and DJS-100 percussion."

Custom KORG Polysix - Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

"Panel seems to be a polycarbonate film."

One of the newer sticker type panels found on some new synths. Likely the original panel was scratched up.

Quadrature Modulator, analog synthesizer module 3rdWorldRack

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Sbranvlztronics

"The Quadrature Modulator comprises a Quadrature VCO (Yusynth VCLFO) and a "Dome Filter" (from J. Haible's Frequency Shifter)

The VCO portion has 3 potentiometers (coarse and fine frequency tuning and modulation CV attenuation), one CV input, 4 outputs and 4 LED indicators.

The dome filter section has one input and two outputs. The outputs are 90º phase shifted from each other. The video shows the waveforms from the VCO and Dome Filter on oscilloscope.

Differences from Yusynth Quadrature VCLFO are the capacitor value (1nF instead of 10nF), and changes in the freq control (fine tuning pot, reduction of the CV input resistor value).

It can operate at audio and sub audio ranges (0.2 to 4000 Hz approximately), but 1V/8ª tracking is only marginal (~2 octaves).

There is no significant differences in the dome filter circuit.

Some examples shown in the video:
Quadrature VCO controlling 4 VCOs, 1V/8ª CV for the Quadrature VCO input coming from the CV Quantizer.*
Frequency Shifter patch using the Quadrature Modulator and two Ring Modulators.*
Adding FM CV to Quatradure VCO (from the Arduino Clock Divider Logic Thing Octal DAC).*

Thanks for watching"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 4532

via this auction

"The successor to the venerable Sequential Circuits Prophet V - the lighter, leaner, preset-weilding, MIDI capable Prophet 600! Seen here in clean, original condition and just back from a fresh servicing.

All keys works perfectly alone with all the pots, switches, wheels, and jacks. The only detectable "issue" on this bad boy is the no. [4] button on the membrane needs to be pressed harder than the others. The rest of the membrane works fantastically well. New membranes are available and cost about $80. Aside from a little superficial cosmetic corrosion on the casing screws and MIDI plug rims, it's ready to go!"

Yamaha CS-70M (vintage analogue polyphonic)

via this auction

Yamaha CS-01 Vintage Analogue Mono Synth SN 35600 w/ Original Owners Manual

via this auction

Skookum Anookum Mutable Instruments Anushri Monosynth & Drum Synth

via this auction

"Anookum Analog Monosynth and built-in drum machine. Clone of Mutable Instruments Anushri. Excellent condition. All metal case construction. Faceplate is compatible with Eurorack cases. Can be modded to fit by removing rear MIDI/Audio plugs from PCB. Supplied with power adapter.

Anushri is a monophonic synthesizer with an all-analog signal path, paired with a lo-fi digital drum synthesizer. These two sections are controlled by an on-board sequencer/arpeggiator, featuring generative drum pattern sequencing. Anushri is open to the modular world thanks to its analog patching area."

Desktop port of eurorack. See this post for the grey faced eurorack version.


via this auction


via this auction

Trogotronic 669cv Bosshog Mini Synth

via this auction

"Trogotronic 669cv Bosshog Mini Synth & FX SYNTHESIZER

Bad ass synth box for noise and drone applications."

Behringer CRAVE: Review, tutorial and patch ideas

Published on Jul 7, 2019 loopop

"There are plenty more patch ideas and tricks in my In-Complete Book of Electronic Music Ideas, Tips and Tricks (hint: it's in-complete because it's always being updated…):

► Patreon:

0:00 Intro
0:45 Overview
2:30 Connectivity
4:00 Oscillator
6:00 Osc mods
7:05 Filter
8:45 Filter mods
10:45 Envelope
12:30 LFO
14:10 Utility
15:15 Arpeggiator
16:05 Sequencer
21:10 Global controls
22:00 Patch bay
22:20 Assign output
24:40 Patching ideas
25:35 Playing the filter
28:25 Feedback ideas
29:40 Playing the LFO
31:15 FM synthesis
32:25 Config software
32:45 Pros & cons"

After the break

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Marcel Krol

"After 1.5 years I finally did 'something'. Live, raw and unedited.
Korg Z1, 01/Wfd, Behringer DeepMind 12 and Roland JD800."

Radical Frequencies -Waveshaper/ Sub oscillator

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Dziam Bass

"I have today a small demo of the module from Radical Frequencies which recently came to us from Greece.
This is Waveshaper and Sub oscillator so we recorded a little fun with Shape I Range, but also when we add the oscillator to the Sub which dramatically strengthens the sound. Used on one VCO Minimod -Vintage Transistor Core VCO from AJH Synth.
This module is a 100% fully handmade and inspirational synthesizer from the '70s, it is the domain of Radical Frequencies which we appreciate very much."

via Radical Frequencies

"100% handmade through hole Waveshaper and Suboscillator in one module with discrete transistor core circuit.

The Radical Frequencies Waveshaper-Suboscillator is a two input wavefolderr with shape
and range controls that allow for timbre manipulation, in conjunction with the input amount on each channel.

The module is one big organic block of harmonic generation.

All controls are interconnected and have a great impact on the final out.

CV control if offered and controls the level of both audio inputs.

A sub oscillator circuit is included, offering switchable -1 and -2 octaves.

The square wave has an inverted output too.

An attenuator is included, providing mixing capabilities of the sub out.

When no sub out is desired to be present in the mix out, the sub osc audio input should have nothing patched in."

ambient session w/ eurorack; Plaits, Rainmaker, Morphagene and Clouds

Published on Jul 7, 2019 A l a n D e a r

"Mostly improvised eurorack jam, with some loops
1) Morphagene running a processed loop into Clouds

2) MI Plaits - MI Ripples - Zvex Instant Lofi Junky-Rainmaker (modulated by ALM Pamela's New Workout)

3) The cassette player in the backgrounds running a long loop made by a Rhodes sample in Teenage Engineering OP-1

4) 4MS Spherical Wavetable Navigator running a drone modulated manually direct into the output

reverb from OTO Machines BAM (not in the picture)

Everything mixed with Intellijel Mixup and into Ableton

also visit:

thanks for listening :)"

Experimental Ambient Demo (No talking) // Roland Promars Plugout Demo

Published on Jul 7, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"This is an improvised Demo of the Roland System 1m Promars Plugout digital synthesizer. The System 1m runs through an Eventide H9 and a Korg Kaoss Pad 3+. The sequence was programmed and played on the Synthstrom Audible Deluge."

DSI REV2 various pads demo | MIDERA

Published on Jul 6, 2019 MIDERA

"I was just making a bunch of random pads with the REV2 and recorded them. I labeled at the beginning of each sequence which parts had Blackhole VST and which just used internal reverbs."

"The Hammer" ( & Cubase)

Published on Jul 6, 2019 SynthMania

"Play loud and listen to the whole thing because it progresses a lot through the arrangement ;-) The modular provides syn bass sequence (Q119), 3-osc lead, and sequenced filter noise (Q960); Cubase Pro 10 provides the drums, strings, brass, electric piano, organ, choir, and perc.
I played all this in real time with my hands, no sequencing done other than the bass line and filter noise on the DotCom modular."

Until We Remember

Published on Jul 6, 2019 davidryle

"Arturia MicroFreak sequence controlling a Q960 step sequencer. The bass line is the Mutable Instruments Braids in 5U. The chorus voice is a Q106 with the Synthetic Sound Labs digital delay and Strymon Blue Sky reverb. Two Suit & Tie Guy envelope generators control the various bass and chorus voices from the Q960. A Modcan 73B delay is used with the MicroFreak.The Roland System 8 is playing an arpeggiated part over the top for background effect.
All recorded in real time to Cubase. Edited in Final Cut Pro."

Korg Minilogue XD Xtra Fat Tweaked! Hybrid Analog Digital Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jul 6, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#korgminiloguexd #hybridsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Korg Minilogue XD - Xtra Fat Tweaked!"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Korg Minilogue XD - "Xtra Fat Tweaked!!"
I love this factory preset called "Xtra Fat"
As you'll hear it is dark & thick, then the knob
tweaking begins- showing off just how FAST
you can create your own signature sounds!!!
I need another Korg Minilogue XD, like NOW!!!
Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Patch n Tweak

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