MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Elektron Monomachine (drum synthesis) and Analog Keys

Published on Jul 24, 2019 MIDERA

"I became frustrated with the Machinedrum's delay in mute/unmute - some say it's not there, but I don't have this problem with the Monomachine - and then I remembered how amazing the Monomachine is as a drum machine, and then just had fun with it."

1010 Music BlackBox In Store Demo & Q+A With DJ Puzzle Performance

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"1010 Music will be demonstrating their BlackBox standalone sample/loop player and sequencer at our Burbank, CA showroom on Wednesday 7/24/2019 from 7-9PM. Jason Donnelly AKA DJ Puzzle will be performing on the BlackBox and there will be a question and answer session after the demonstration."

Chase Bliss MOOD with Behringer MS101

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Cray

"Chase Bliss MOOD with Behringer MS101"

DIY Project #28: Circuit Bent Cassette Player

Published on Jul 24, 2019 poorness studios

"I purchased a GE 3-5027 cassette player off eBay and cracked it open to add a variable pitch control. I used circuit bending techniques to find the points and installed a switch and a pot. It was a tight fit but everything works pretty well.

Check out all my DIY projects in this playlist:"

Robaux SWT16+ Basics

Published on Jul 24, 2019 robaux

Robaux SWT16+

New Alpes Machines Stereo One-O-Six Chorus

Compare Juno106 Chorus versus Alpes Machines Stereo One-O-Six Chorus Published on Jul 24, 2019 ALPES MACHINES

"Testing the Roland Chorus versus the Alpes Machines One-O-Six Stereo chorus. Both unit are based on the same circuitry : BBD analogue delay chipset.

The Stereo One-O-Six Chorus uses two MN3007 (1024 stage) which are clocked 4x faster than on the Roland, hence the low noise. Moreover, the alpes machines product use a modulator (triangle LFO) with variable Rate and Depth : it goes beyond the Roland possibilities.

Notice an external 1/8" jack to connect an external modulation source and the Direct Mute switch to mute the direct signal (vibrato effect).

For the test, the audio signal is taken at the output of the Juno VCA and injected inside both Chorus (Roland and Alpes Machines).

Crossfader Channel A is Juno 106 stereo output while crossfader channel B is One-O-Six stereo output. Both channels are aligned to the same level.

It is a multicam shooting, master audio is recorded to a digital recorder without mastering or signal treatment."

Alpes Machines brought us the Matrix Ctrlr / Controller.

via Alpes Machines

"A box based on Roland Juno Chorus circuit with Rate and Depth controls.

Use MN3009 or MN3007 and a DC-DC step up inverter to get genuine Rolandish tone.

Technical specs :

Line level input : 0dBu
Mono 1/4″ TS Jack input
Line level Output : 0dBu
Stereo 1/4″ TRS Jack outputs
S/N : 85dB
power : typically 9VDC 2.1mm barrel center negative (7-12VDC compatible, similar to stompbox )
power consumption on 220V AC : 2.9 W & 8.9 VA (all LEDs lit and Roland PSU-1U)
+15V rail : 190 mA
-15V rail : 90mA
weight : 0.410 Kg (no battery)"

Roland Cloud vs Vintage Hardware

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Alex Ball

"A comparison of four of the instruments in the Roland Cloud "Legendary Series" with the original hardware units they're based upon.

SH-2 (1979)
TB-303 (1981)
SH-101 (1982)
JX-3P (1983)

I'll put my opinions in the comments below for discussion (as mentioned in the video).

Thanks to Ian Livingstone for the loan of the SH-2 and thank you for watching."

Sneak Peak: Roxsyn Guitar Synthesizer for iOS

Published on Jul 24, 2019 YonacSoftware

"Available soon for iOS!

Introducing a revolutionary new way to turn your guitar or bass into a fully featured polyphonic synth: Roxsyn, the world’s first metamorphic guitar synthesizer.

Unhappy with cold and temperamental guitar-to-MIDI synths that dominate the market, we developed a completely new approach to guitar synthesis. Our all-original technology synthesizes your guitar directly, without the use of MIDI notes. Rescued from being a poor keyboard substitute, your guitar suddenly becomes an integral part of the synth. It's alive!"

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Adds Multichannel Streaming

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Part 5 Livestream (COME PATCH WITH ME 15) Published on Jul 24, 2019 MATTHS

via Percussa (screenshots below):

"This time, Matt will give viewers and exclusive tour of a very special software update for the SSP, to be released by Percussa the same day. The update allows the SSP to stream up to 24 channels of audio, CV, trigger, gate and other signals via class compliant USB audio, to and from Mac and Windows computers, at sample rates up to 192kHz.

With this software update from Percussa, the SSP can function as a multichannel USB audio/cv/trigger/gate interface, with 16 physical inputs and 8 physical outputs, DC coupled, while simultaneously being able to run modular synthesis patches and record multichannel audio samples to disk. In his live stream, Matt will be exploring the use of Ableton Live’s new CV Tools and how these can be used in conjunction with the SSP module"

Video description:
"I am back again for Part 5 - looking at the #Percussa #SSP #eurorack module. This time - a very special update which allows the Percussa SSP to stream audio, CV, trigger, gate and other signals via class compliant USB audio, to and from the SSP, using the following channel combinations and sample rates :

24ch @ 48k
16ch @ 96k
8ch @ 192k

This basically allows the SSP to function as a multichannel USB audio/cv/trigger/gate interface, with 16 physical inputs and 8 physical outputs, DC coupled.

I will be exploring the use of Ableton Live’s new CV Tools and how these can be used in conjunction with the SSP module.

The SSP is 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 five of a series of videos in which I break down the module and what it can do."

MATTHS Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Livestreams


Published on Jul 24, 2019 Tara Busch

"Hello all! Join our Patreon from now until the end of August at ANY TIER and get a free limited edition vocal sample pack!! See more above.

Join us

Download a taste of the sample pack here!"

Sample pack featuring vocals processed by the Roland SVC 350 vocoder, KORG MS20, and Moog Moogerfoogers.

Sequential Prophet VS Vector Synthesizer (1986) *Stewkey*

Published on Jul 24, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: #Sequential Circuits #Prophet VS Vector #Synthesizer from the year 1986
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: delay

For the bassline I used here the internal arpeggiator. All played by hand.

For me is the VS one of the best synthesizers ever. Digital waveforms in combination with an analog filter is the perfect combination for fantastic hybrid sounds."

Synthstrom Deluge - Fever

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Red Means Recording

"A performance on the Synthstrom Deluge.

The Deluge is a groovebox featuring synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, effects, and a robust sequencer. Oh, yeah, and it runs on batteries, if you want."

ARP and Antonus 2600 with Step Brother session 2

Published on Jul 24, 2019 wutierson

"Real time composition and performance with Antonus 2600, Antonus Step Brother Sequencer and original ARP 2600 (grey face).

No more instruments are involved in this recording, just real time with no multitrack and no extra processing. The mix is done using the different patching mix points of each 2600 to finally have a 2 tracks to make the stereo and this stereo signal does directly to the recording sound interface.

Of course is not as polished as a multitrack session production (better mix balance, gain controls, extra effects…) , but the idea is to show the sound as is, direct from the instruments so you can see the performance possibilities of this setup in real time. Very useful was to have analog spring reverb built in each 2600 to adjust every sound with space position in the mix.

The track maybe can be long for some audiences because the intention is to show the manipulation of the parameters so most of the process and techniques can be seen while you’re listening.

In this track the Antonus Step Brother is driving all the sequences, percussion triggers and accents, and also brings extra modulations so there is a strong relation with the ARP and Antonus 2600 in every moment. Also the ARP and Antonus are sharing some patching points to share modulations and processing each with other.

We invite you visit our works with Antonus:"

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents: Discovering the Microvolt Episode 2

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"The second episode in a series documenting features and functionality of the Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900. This episode is an overview of the oscillator and waveforms."

Episode 1 here.

Stranger Things (Eleven's theme & Main title) with Polyend Dreadbox Medusa synth

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Miltos Schimatariotis

"As a follow-up for my Medusa synth covers I decided to do something about the Stranger Things series. Here, instead of just recreating the 'Main title', I added as an intro one of my favorites in the soundtrack, 'Eleven's theme'. All sounds are made with the Medusa only, with the addition of effects and especially Byome which helps a lot in the background atmosphere.

A few words about the process I followed for creating this video:

At first, I decided what parts of the soundtrack I was going to cover and roughly planned the arrangement. Then I started designing the sounds on the Medusa. That was probably the most entertaining part but also the most challenging because for the creation of the original tracks the composers had a lot more gear in their disposal. But since I have decided to restrict myself to only one synth, the Medusa, I ended up just creating sounds that sounded good to me without necessarily replicating the originals. So I would say that this is a free cover and not a replication. (especially Eleven's theme is way different from the original). The other restriction I wanted to add in the process is that I wanted to have as few sounds as possible in order to not over-complicate things and to be able to visualize almost everything in the video.
So, after making a rough version I started the final recordings. I was recording the audio part and the video part simultaneously, the audio in Cubase and the video in my Pocophone F1 smartphone with Filmic Pro app. The difficult part here was that I had to name the takes every time for the video file and the audio clips in order to not lose track of what I was going to use in the final product (I used DaVinci Resolve). So the clips you see in the video are corresponding to the same audio recordings you hear. The only exception is the pad at the intro which was double tracked and panned left right, so there I used only one video clip.
I have mixed/mastered the track in Cubase and I had in mind to not over-process the sounds of Medusa, so I have mostly the necessary EQing and compression. The effects (reverbs-delays) are all routed in parallel. The main effect processor I used was Unfiltered Audio Byome and some patches make use of the beautiful Carmen collection from patchpool/Simon Stockhausen."

Dreadbox Erebus v3 Desktop Duophonic Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Interesting and honest listing description?: "I've had the Erebus for less than a month, and I've spent maybe few hours with it. I spend more time with my other synths, and I just don't get the Erebus (specially the third oscillator). In any case, I rather spend the money on synths that I do enjoy."

OSC 3 looks like where things get interesting with multiple waveforms to chose from, FM, range all the way down to LFO, and a level knob to adjust how much of it you want.

Cavagnolo Exagone

via this auction

"analog synth with accordion keyboard. It comes completly serviced. everything works perfectly exception thing to change on the joystick to control the filter that I did not take the time to do. It is a French brand of the 70s, it was produced a hundred copies. youtube videos are not always representative of the sound this keyboard I think."

Oberheim OB-XA w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Fantastic condition OBXa, recently serviced (by Peter at patch:work in Brooklyn, Encore MIDI, keyboard is perfect!"

Waldorf MIDI Bay

via this auction

"Super Cool Super Rare Waldorf MIDI Bay Programmable MIDI Patchbay

I bought this many years ago and used it for a short period of time when I had a large MIDI setup, it worked great for me back then and it should work great for you now as it works as has always been in my smoke free pet free air conditioned studio since I got it.

MIDI Bay patchbay is programmable for inputs and outputs routing with presets as well as some other functions like merge and filter

I used it in a very basic mode to send single midi outputs from my computer midi interface to multiple midi destinations so I wouldn't have to use through-puts from different MIDI modules...also to keep MIDI cable runs as short as possible. the program-ability is much more complex with merge and filter functions, responds to program changes etc... but I didn't use it in that way. I have the manual for it as well, have to dig it up and will include it when I ship it to can also find it online as pdf format

This is a 110 v US model so the power cable looks kind of weird, it was like this when I bought it...these are very rare in the US I have only seen these for sale in EU...the only other time I have seen one for sale sold from Holland for $300 plus shipping, so this might seem like alot for a MIDI patchbay but it is so rare and cool looking, nice to have something Waldorf blue in your rack...a great conversation piece at the very least"

Alesis Ion Synthesizer With Carrying Case, Manual, And Preset List

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments DSI Evolver Desktop Synth SN 02033

via this auction

Novation Nova

via this auction

"Novation Nova Synth Module Like Supernova"

Novation Bass Station 25-Key Analogue Bass Synth SN 0001361

via this auction

"The synth turns on and you’re able to hear sounds but sometimes the knobs or switches do not respond and sometimes they do. Besides that, it also has two knobs that the blue cover is missing. The knobs are there though. I don’t know how to fix this. I think this is a project for someone that loves synths and knows how to fix them."

Korg Volca Keys Analog Loop Synth w/ Monotron Delay & Monotron Duo

via this auction

"Korg Volca Keys w/ Montron Delay and Monotron Duo
These pocket synths sound awesome, great for on the fly fun."

Moog MiniMoog Model D 1970s Wood SN 3325

via this auction

"1970s Mini Moog Model D in Very Good Condition. Extensively serviced at Swtched ON in Austin, TX. In perfect working order & sounds amazing. A few nicks in the wood, completely sound. Serial Number 3325. Great piece of music history & a must for the studio!!!"

DJ Galactic- "Truth" DnB jam with Korg iPolysix

Published on Jul 24, 2019 DJ Galactic

DJ Galactic- "Truth" DnB jam with Korg iPolysix with and iPad...
"The truth will set you free"
Drum and Bass / Jungle Mix as always made on the move...

Hottest stream on Spotify click here N

AMBIENT: Toraiz\Radias\Deepmind 6\System-1\SH-01A\ARP Odyssey\Virus Ti2

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

"๐Ÿ‘‰Infinite Blue Vol. 1-5 ๐Ÿ‘‰
Inspiration hit me and this ambient track came out!

Strings pad from #RolandSystem1,
deep bass from ARP Odyssey (Eventide Blackhole reverb),
arpeggiators from #DeepMind6 & Virus Ti2,
bass line from #Toraiz,
sequence - Roland SH-01A (Blackhole & H-Delay) and
lead from Korg Radias.

All filmed with my new Panasonic GX-800 ❤️ (but for that, my good old microKorg had to go ๐Ÿ˜”)


Modal Electronics Craftsynth 2.0 & Empress Effects Reverb

Published on Jul 24, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Roland Canada - Summer Solstice Party 2019

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Roland Canada

"Check out what went down at our second annual Summer Solstice Party! Local artists, industry professionals, and more were invited to visit us at the Roland Inspiration Centre located in Surrey, BC."

Patch n Tweak

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