MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Post Acid with Cwejman BLD2, Intellijel Plonk and SSF Entity Bass Drum

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Honeysmack

Modules and gear in use:
Cwejman BLD2
Intellijel Plonk
SSF Entity Bass Drum synthesizer
Make Noise Erbe-Verb
4MS Dual Looping Delay
Malekko Varigate 8+ and Voltage Block
ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout
Roland TR-909

KORG Jam Videos Featuring the New Volcas

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Korg


KORG volca jam pt.1 | volca nubass, sample, and keys
KORG volca jam pt.2 | volca drum, fm, and Nu:Tekt NTS-1 digital kit

UltraRollz Farm-Detective Analog Synthesizer -Ellitone-

Published on Jul 18, 2019 ellitone instruments

via Etsy

"The UltraRollz Farm Detective is an all Analog Modular Synthesizer that rewards those who go deep.

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular: Vintage Resonator

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Voltage Modular

"Vintage Resonator brings the Resonator section of the classic 70s Polymoog synthesizer to Voltage Modular along with enhanced functionality including CV control of frequencies and true stereo inputs and outputs."

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular: Lyrinx Filter

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Voltage Modular

"The Lyrinx Filter for Voltage Modular precisely replicates the unique Voltage-Controlled Formant Filter of the super rare Sytnon Syrinx synthesizer. Consisting of two bandpass and one lowpass filter with multiple routing configurations, its excels at creating unique vocal-like timbres and includes extensive CV capabilities."

LIVE: Mapping SL MkIII with Components

Published on Jul 17, 2019 NovationTV

"Watch and learn how to map SL MkIII to your MIDI controlled hardware and virtual instruments with Novation Components.

We will be going live this Thursday 18 July 2019 at 4PM PST on the Novation YouTube Channel. Check out the schedule and links to the livestream below:

(0:00 – 5:00) - Introduction to SL MkIII + Components

(5:00 – 10:00) - Explanation of Components

(10:00 – 15:00) - Mapping Hardware

(15:00 – 20:00) - Mapping Software

(20:00 – 25:00) - Q&A"

mos-lab ARP2500 Clone In the Works?

Pictured:  ARP Module 1047 Multimode Filter / Resonator

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

No word on whether is is a custom one-off build for mos-lab or if will see production.

Per mos-lab:

"Pour le mois d’aoรปt, au lieu d'acheter un cahier de vacances, je vais me construire un ARP 2500 ๐Ÿ˜ (sans matrice)"

"For the month of August, instead of buying a holiday notebook, I'm going to build an ARP 2500 ๐Ÿ˜ (without matrix)"

Acids & Basses @ The Albuquerque Press Club, April 20, 2019

Published on Jul 17, 2019 Five12 Inc.

Drumtraks: Sequential's answer to the LinnDrum (includes FREE SAMPLES)

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Alex Ball

"I've been planning to giveaway a detailed sample pack of my Sequential Circuits Drumtraks and so I thought I'd tell you a bit more about the machine whilst doing that.

Download the sample pack:

As mentioned in the film, much of the specific information about Sequential Circuits comes from 'The Prophet from Silicon Valley' by David Abernethy and I thoroughly recommend getting a copy if you're into synth history. [you can find it on Amazon here]

Some of the original adverts and posters come from Retro Synth Ads.

The Boss DR-55 footage was shot by Ra Smith at madFame for my Roland documentary, so that's recycled here. Ra has been putting out a very cool series called 'Synth Quest' so go have a look. [episodes posted here]

Thanks for watching!"

Previous posts featuring Alex Ball

Modular Drones

Published on Jul 17, 2019 Jarkko Tuohimaa

"Eurorack modular jam with many modules including: Make Noise Morphagene, Mutable Instruments Braids/Frames/Warp/Rings, The Harvestman Polivoks Filter, Studio Electronics Quadnic, Tip Top Audio Z3000/Z8000, ALM Pamelas New Workout, Korg SQ-1, WMD Geiger Counter, The Pittsburgh Modular DNA Symbiotic Waves."

Valley Audio PLATEAU - modulated lush Plate Reverb (VST/AU) Demo #2

Published on Jul 18, 2019 TheKlirrfaktor

"This is the 2nd Demo of Valley Audios PLATEAU (VST/AU) showing unusual uses of this great Plate Reverb.
Demo #1 shows "classic" Reverb sounds on real instruments and voice in a "regular" mix situation: [posted here]
PLATEAU is available @"

Mutable Instruments' Braids - Synthesis Models Series #32

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Omri Cohen

"Another noise model, this time with a nice crunchy sound. I've used the new sequencer from Count Modula, which is quite nice, and also Clouds for some texture, and Chronoblob2 for some movement.

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

Here is the patch -"

Turing machine beat

Published on Jul 18, 2019 ljs8888


๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐ x Dual แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐™ฟ๐š˜๐š ๐šŽ๐š› / ๐™ผ๐™ธ๐™ณ๐™ธ

Published on Jul 17, 2019 birdkids

๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐ is controlled by two แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐™ฟ๐š˜๐š ๐šŽ๐š› / ๐™ผ๐™ธ๐™ณ๐™ธ modules.
Ableton LIVE's internal MIDI Envelope is mapped to CC1 = Modulation.
แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐™ฟ๐š˜๐š ๐šŽ๐š› / ๐™ผ๐™ธ๐™ณ๐™ธ converts the MIDI data to CV (0-5V) which in turn are used as envelopes for #RAVEN (VCF linear and VCA linear).

All software parameters are mapped to a simple old-school MIDI controller.
แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐š…๐™ฒ๐™ต is used as a modulator in self-resonance (to ๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐ fm)
แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐š…๐™ฒ๐™พ is routed through แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐™ผ๐š’๐šก๐šŽ๐š› / ๐™ฝ๐š˜๐š’๐šœ๐šŽ and the mix is output to the แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐š…๐™ฒ๐™ฐ.


Spitfire Audio Announces Availability of New ORBIS Library - One-of-a-Kind Synthesizer

Walkthrough: Orbis Uploaded on Jul 16, 2019 Spitfire Audio

"Paul takes us through the new Orbis library- a one-of-a-kind synthesizer born out of rare recordings from around the globe, presented in Spitfire's sophisticated eDNA Engine."

Official press release follows:

Spitfire Audio announces availability of ORBIS plug-in presented in eDNA engine as a horizon-expanding ‘world synth’

“Great film music often blends sounds from different cultures to create a rich tapestry; ORBIS lets you infuse your music with DNA from around the world — from incredibly useful, original recordings through to beautifully evolving textures.”
- Paul Thompson, composer and Spitfire Audio co-founder

LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of ORBIS — offered as a horizon-expanding ‘world synthesizer’ standalone plug-in, presented in the sound-specialising British music technology company’s sophisticated eDNA engine, enabling exceedingly creative access to 2,500 extraordinary sounds born out of organic performances treated and transported to new dimensions, designed for progressively-minded composers as a gargantuan creative compendium comprising distorted loops to evolving textures and visceral one-shots, subsonic low-end to ethereal pads, perfect for producing rich-sounding, panoramic scores from nature documentaries to sci-fi movies — as of July 18…

Sometimes a score needs more than an orchestra. ORBIS reimagines the work of David Fanshawe (1942-2010), an English composer, sound explorer, and ethnomusicologist who travelled the globe to gather an archive of approximately 2,000 hours of music, documented for posterity at a time of great change. “The present is almost history; every day is worth recording.” So stated the man himself.

However, ORBIS itself is so much more than a collection of organic field recordings; rather it includes 90% treated content, with over 200 presets, plus loops, textures, one-shots, and pads created by Spitfire Audio’s accomplished team of engineers in its own journey of sonic discovery, distilled — alongside clean recordings, rich in history, character, and emotion — in the sound-specialising British music technology company’s sophisticated eDNA engine to provide users with virtually endless parameters and possibilities for enhancing their own scores with the DNA of countless cultures from across the globe.

Enduring and enthralling, David Fanshawe’s rarefied recordings have already made themselves heard in scores to major movies such as 1997’s Seven Years In Tibet (John Williams) and 2002’s Gangs Of New York (Howard Shore); now they are ready and able to empower anyone’s scoring sensibilities as an essential resource for producers, composers, or sound designers intent on seeking out new sounds — or even civilisations! After all, sounds are the fabric from which music is weaved.

With that thought in mind, maybe it was inevitable that Spitfire Audio would creatively cross paths with the David Fanshawe World Music Archive. As such, ORBIS was effectively conceived back in January 2015, when widow Jane Fanshawe introduced Spitfire Audio co-founder and composer Paul Thomson to the global sonic explorer’s namesake legacy. “Listening to these extraordinarily vivid recordings is like looking through a window into a different time and place,” pronounces the clearly captivated listener.

Literally placing them into a different time and space, Spitfire Audio subsequently handpicked thousands of extraordinary sounds from those extraordinarily vivid recordings, really resulting in a so-called ‘world synthesizer’ since ORBIS users are able to delve deeper into some of the most rare and distinctive sounds and loops on the planet, rich in history, character, and emotion encompassing a range of cultures and communities, many of which no longer exist; enhancing every sound still further with ORBIS’ own exploratory eDNA is inevitable.

Imagine the eDNA engine as a set of two turntables alongside a highly-sophisticated DJ mixer. It includes two sound bays — A and B, each designed to create differing sonic treatments, with individual and independent modulators and control of TRIM, BEND, GLIDE, CLONE, TUNE, ADSR (envelope), HI-PASS (filter), LO- PASS (filter), and WOBBLE (modulating VOLUME, PITCH, and FILTER). Furthermore, the GATE SEQUENCER allows for independent gating of those two bays and unified control of amount, speed, and LENGTH of sequence. These two signals are then unified with an x-fader; move between the sounds with the mouse or the factory default-assigned modulation wheel. Elsewhere, eDNA’s five-stage FX (effects) path contains 41 custom plug-ins, including preloaded bespoke IRs (Impulse Responses). The BAY A FX and BAY B FX stages affect sound bay A or B, while an AUX FX stage can be sent via the layers or MASTER FX stage.

Obviously ORBIS easily enables sonic journeying of its own doing. Discover hundreds of presets treated in various ways, with Spitfire Audio’s acclaimed sampling expertise and technology twisting and turning every sound through 3,000 lines of code! Some sound subtly manipulated while others are heavily processed, unrecognisable from their original source material.

Musically-speaking, ORBIS travels far — from playable one-shots and short phrases to tuned and untuned rhythmic loops and recordings up to a minute long. Ultimately, unearthing sounds with subtle movement, complexity, and evolution is an ear-opening experience. Throbbing basses and pulsing loops, ideal for dance music; thunderous drones, subsonic low-end and visceral, tortured drum hits, for adding movement and depth; Blade Runner-style synths, made from antelope horns; and ethereal pads and breathtakingly beautiful evolving textures, for three-dimensional cinematic soundscapes... the very nature of ORBIS’ design takes its users to new levels of sonic exploration and adventure. A lifetime of inspiration as an essential resource awaits anyone creatively climbing aboard.

As to the finished product’s potency, Paul Thomson is clearly qualified to comment, enthusiastically ending on a high note: “This is a really rich tapestry of sounds; it’s almost like a new kind of ‘world synth’ which goes from the raw sounds that are incredibly useful all the way through to beautiful, undulating, evolving textures made from these incredible organic recordings.”

ORBIS can be purchased and digitally downloaded as an AAX-, AU-, and VST-compatible plug-in that loads directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for a time-limited introductory promo price of £229.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$269.00 USD/€269.00 EUR (inc. VAT) until August 1, 2019 — rising thereafter to an RRP of £299.00 GBP (inc. VAT)/$349.00 USD/€349.00 EUR (inc. VAT) — from here:"

Moog Taurus 1 Pedals

via this auction

Record Deckstruction by Psychiceyeclix

Published on Jul 18, 2019 psychiceyeclix

"Circuit bent toy tiny record deck with Rock, Funk & Jazz 2 1/2 inch records to spin into evil vinyl demons!!!"

via this auction

"Circuit bent by Psychiceyeclix - Spin some 2 1/2 inch records into the dirtiest scratched up noisy vinyl!!!
Comes with 3 records to mangle - Jazz, Funk & Rock.
Play the records by spinning them or use the 3 push buttons, you can also make beats by rapid firing them
Use the 2 knobs to add distortion & pitch bend to the sound, use the LDR with a light to modulate the sound.

Mods -
Coarse Pitch/glitch control
Fine Pitch/glitch control
LDR sensor
LDR on switch
3 x style push buttons
Jack out
Internal speaker still connected"

Black Corporation Kijimi SN 1216

via this auction

Oberheim TVS-Pro SN 0043

via this auction

"Oberheim TVS-pro. White version. Analog heaven in a box. Produced in 2017. A beautiful and rare example of Tom Oberheim’s fantastic two voice sem synth remake. Serial number 0043. As new in original box and shipping carton. I bought this unit brand new the first day it was available from an authorized dealer. Appx. 5 hours of experimentation was performed and then this synth was put away...has sat covered and basically unused. If your checking it out I will assume you know what it will do and it’s capabilities, so I will spare you the details due to space constraints. Two power packed Oberheim SEM modules with the updated and prolific mini sequencer. 37 note keyboard and a slew of other features ( see the pics).This thing is a wonder of science."

Serge Custom Panel (3 Sequencing Programmer)

via this auction

"This panel offers up to 12 (!) cv (control voltages) - 4 per Sequencing Programmer at any given time.

Due to the different numbers of steps (4, 5, 4) per Sequencing Programmer you are able to create wonderful polyrhythms."

Yamaha AN1X Analogue Physical Modelling Synth

via this auction


via this auction

"Original QUASIMIDI SIRIUS metal housing sold as-is for parts/spares/projects. This is an early brown and orange painted version. A very rare opportunity!!"

An Introduction To Synthesizers

Published on Jul 17, 2019 MickMazzMusic

"A quick, easy tutorial for the basics of synthesizers.

Filmed/Edited by Mick Mazz
Music by Mick Mazz

Listen to my mixes/production work:

Listen to my original music on Spotify:"

Elastic Drums Update 2.3 demo feat. multiple outs for IAA hosts

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Oliver Greschke

Update: "Louder version ... the previous one was a bit low in volume ..."

"In this video I am showcasing what you can do with the new multiple outs feature of update 2.3. In your preferred InterApp Audio host you can now route up to 6 of Elastic Drums channels separately, to use different effects on them as on the master output. You might want to add some great sounding reverbs/delays on a synth of ED, or you might want to add some extra compression to the kick, a great room effect on the snare, whatever ... with the free update you now can do :)

When you route a channel to IAA, it internally gets disconnected form ED's master out and from the ED's effects. I think this makes sense, otherwise it could lead to confusing results."

PO-137 rick and morty edition

Published on Jul 18, 2019 teenageengineering

"introducing PO-137 by teenage engineering and rick and morty.

vocal synthesizer and sequencer with built-in microphone for 8 different voice character sampling, all voiced by justin roiland."

Jupiter 4 x 2 linked over midi

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Loolaphone

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #76: Casio VZ-10m - Song 1

Published on Jul 18, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the VZ-10m. It's a 16 voice 8-part multitimbral digital synthesizer based on Casio's iPD Phase Distortion Synthesis. This time the outcome of the session was a relaxing, dreamy track.

I used for the recording the following FX:
Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe, GFI System Specular Reverb 2

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I created and recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Track: "Believe" - 125 BPM synth pop on Zoom ARQ-96, Yamaha EX5, Piano

Published on Jul 17, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a track done with the ARQ-96 and the EX5 (using my soundset ;-) ) The ARQ does all the important stuff here, sequencing, playing samples, filter movements, synth&drums. Most of the synth sounds are from the ARQ, pads and lead are from the EX5.

Tried to emulate the Pet Shop Boys' later releases a little bit, to be honest."

Moog One 16 Voice Part. 3

Published on Jul 17, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

DKS SYNTH LAB Moog One videos

ValhallaVintageVerb In 30 Seconds

Published on Jul 17, 2019 ValhallaDSP

With a Novation Bass Station II.

05- The ARP Pro DGX- Part 5: The Creation of the Theme

Published on Jul 17, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the various parts used to create the theme to the ARP Pro DGX series."

AutomaticGainsay ARP Pro DGX videos

Patch n Tweak

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