MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 27, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019


Published on Jul 27, 2019 davidryle

"Another adventure with the Arturia MicrFreak, Empress Reverb and Strymon Blue Sky.
The opening sequences are from the MicroFreak. The bass is a pair of Q106 vco's through a Q107 filter. Sequenced by the Q119 step sequencer.
Clocking from the MicroFreak. Clock dividers included 4MS OCD and RCD.
Percussion by Korg Volca Drum.
I noodled around with the System 8 and faded out with a pair of vco's (Harvestman Piston Honda and Ian Fritz DDVCO) sequenced by MI Marbles. Digital delays provided by Modcan and Behringer.
Thanks for listening!"

Three-Module Delay Chain

Published on Jul 27, 2019 Learning Modular

"I've been through several delays in my live performance modular case looking for a combination of performance flexibility and interesting sound that hit my personal aural sweet spot. I've finally found it: a three-module patch including an Intellijel Mixup, WMD Overseer, and a 4ms Dual Looping Delay. Here's a run-through of each module as well as the overall patch, including numerous examples of the sounds it can produce.

My patrons also have access to a long companion post that details the thought process that went into creating this, including all of the options I tried and rejected over the past year:"

Is This The Best Digital Synth EVER??!!

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Christian Henson Music

"What are your fave modern digital or analogue synths, and can you name a synth that actually looks good?

**CORRECTION** In multi mode you duplicate the entire front panel from Voice and Arp to left to all effects to right for use in Layer, Split or Dual, I imagine A and B synth can then be assigned separate outputs.

Here's more about the #novation Summit:"

Joe Kowalski - "EarthShine"

Published on Jul 27, 2019 Joe Kowalski

"In studio single-take ambient piece. Performed on the Yamaha DX7 and recorded to Ableton Live. The DX7 is compressed a little bit and slathered in some delay and the heavenly Valhalla Verb.

Video captured on GoPro Hero 4 Session and screen capture, part of which included a webcam which was feeding a Max For Live device to be processed.

Edited in DaVinci Resolve."

Alphastare at Touch the Gear (Outsound New Music Summit)

Published on Jul 27, 2019 CatSynth TV

"Jeff Klukowski of Alphastare describes his setup at Outsound's annual Touch the Gear event in conversation with Jason Berry of CatSynth. His rig includes a Pocket Gamelan, KOMA Field Kit, Borderlands iPad granular synth, and sundry modules including Erica Synths, Make Noise, and more.

Outsound's original public event Touch the Gear is a hands-on, family-friendly exposition open to the public. During the evening attendees get to roam among inventors and musicians while experiencing sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations of “gear”--everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. All attendees get to ask questions, make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology while inspiring creativity.

To hear more of Jeff Klukowski's electronic-music project Alphastare, please visit"

KlirrFactory DISTROY - DIstortion Sequencer for VCV Rack (QuickDemo)

Published on Jul 27, 2019 TheKlirrfaktor

"DISTROY is a distortion sequencer with (at the moment) 9 Distortion models. The Sequencer has 8 steps where you can choose the model and gain. The steps can be randomized. Just a lot of fun!
KlirrFactory DISTROY is available @ as part of Gold, Platinum, Titanium and Hall Of Fame edition."

KORG MAXIKORG w/ Black Keys & Pedals

via this auction

"This MaxiKorg was the second and Far Superior Model released. The First appeared to have been 'rush released' in December of 1975 because although it was identical to this second model it lacked The Jacks at the back to accomodate the VERY useful and Expressive Pedals for the hands-free manipulation of the VCF Sliders on the Front Panel for BOTH of the Two Synths!

This second model released in April or May of 1976 DID include the jacks for controlling the VCF Sliders (or 'Travelers' as they were then called)..."

Roland SH-101 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer with Original Modulation Grip

via this auction

Taking the Digitone for a spin with the TR-08

Published on Jul 27, 2019 Wingo Shackleford

"Warm pads and crispy bells splashed across a classic 808 groove"

XFM FPGA-based FM synthesizer module

Published on Jul 17, 2019 René Ceballos

via future3soundz

"XFM is a polyphonic, 32-voice, 6-operator FM synthesizer stereo module that you can build yourself.

Essentially, the module receives MIDI messages from a controller/sequencer, produces audio and delivers it via digital (SPDIF) and analog outputs.

The sound range XFM can create and its feature set have a very broad intersection with most pure-FM synthesizers of the past (Yamaha DX series, OPL chip series, TX81Z/802/816 modules, etc.).

Complete Feature Set
32-voice polyphonic

Polyphonic or Monophonic Legato modes

6 operators per voice

Frequency Central WHITE FACE (Arp Odyssey 4023 Filter) Eurorack Drone & Demos

Published on Jul 27, 2019

"Frequency Cnetral White Face filter based on the Arp 4023 filter from the MkI Odyssey. See quick links below to skip to dry audio examples. First half of the video was the first patch I created with it, using the XVCO TWO and a sample I imported into Radio Music as input. The second half of the video is a pure sound demo and intended for people that are interested in the filter's characteristics. Gear used listed at bottom of description. As the MkI Odyssey came out in 1972, I've added video clips of an obscure British horror film of the same year - 'Death Line'.

I'm trying to fund the contiuation of this channel, as I'm struggling to finance it, and might stop producing regular content for it this year. Please see my Patreon page to see how you can support it for as little as $0.99 a month, or visit my Bandcamp page to purchase my music:

Otherwise, please share my channel and posts to others, as changes in YouTube seem to have made it harder to get exposure than before. Thank you.

Quick Links:
0:00 Drone
7:05 Filter sweeps
13:22 Envelopes
17:15 Keyboard tracking (when self-oscillating)

Gear used: Frequency Central XVCO TWO, Music Thing Modular Radio Music, AJH Synth Dual Contour Generator, 2HP VCA, Arturia Keystep, Korg SQ-1, iConnectAUDIO4+ interface, recorded into AUM on an iPad, EOS2 reverb on drone. Filmed on a Lumix GH4 and iPhone SE."

Error Instruments Tomo blank

Published on Jul 27, 2019 paul tas

via Error Instruments

"-TOMO- 12hp

Touch interface cv

/ gate Controller . Experimental audio source

, One audio out / One control voltage out /

And one input for audio or control voltage .

You can use it external with alligator clips to mount on different things

Touch to your hands Do you have a different Resistance ."

Rare SeeKers UMC1688 Universal MIDI Controller SN ZM301211

via this auction

* 16 Knobs
* 8 Switch (Altanate/Momentary assaingnable)
* 8 Slider
* All Controller can assaingnable all midi message easily.
* All Controller can assaingnable Exclusive message! (16byte Max)
* Using 16MHz Clock high speed RISC CPU, so it's hi-speed response.
* Program is save and loadable by exclusive.
* 40 Program memory.
* For Synthesizer programmer, Virtual Synth controller, Sequencer controller, Plugin controller, It's versatile.

Never seen one of these before. Sekeers also made a vocoder. Check out the Seekers label more. You will also find the infamous SMS 2000, a hoax from the early days of the site.

Elka Synthex SN 703

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"This flagship from Elka is in wonderful pristine condition with original stand, case, literature and vinyl sleeve (for its stand), coming directly from its original owner. As the first one, this Synthex had never been touched by a technician when we got it.

It has been fully serviced by John Kostycz, our synth guru, who was the original Synthex service technician when it was in production and sold new in stores. This Synthex is in impeccable working order, and all its electronics are very clean. It’s been kept on test for days, and it sounds as fantastic as the first one.

The Synthex is one of the most desirable synthesizers on the planet and this is another prime example."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Yamaha CS-60 SN 1480 w/ Kenton MIDI

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Vintage Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"New battery installed as well as the latest official os 11 eprom chip. All key contacts thoroughly cleaned and carbon contacts refurbished. All presets are loaded and now this awesome synth is ready for a new home. Comes with original manual and a printed service manual."

Pics of the inside below.

Open Music Labs Mixtape Alpha

via this auction

You can find a demo of the Mixtape Alpha here.

Metasonix S2000

via this auction

Acidlab Bassline 3 TB 303 Clone

via this auction

"Acidlab Bassline 3 Synthesizer. It's a clone of the legendary Roland TB 303 synth but with some modern updates to make it more convenient to use in a modern studio environment. Most importantly, the sequencer has been greatly updated to make it easier to sketch out ideas in real time, as the original was a bit of a chore to program. Out of all the clones of the 303 I've played, this is by far my favorite but I'm moving away from the Acid sound right now. The sounds are spot on, the interface is much simpler and intuitive, and it has connectivity to play over MIDI or DIN sync with other vintage Roland gear."

Nord Lead 3 - Pad & FX Sounds

Published on Jul 27, 2019 Computerbandit

"Own created Nord Lead 3 pad sounds.
Only with internal unison mode & a small room reverb (15%)

The multimode filter types are great and so clear. I think the NL3 has the best unison mode of all Nord Leads. Also great for basslines."

Nord Lead 4 - FX Sounds

Published on Jul 27, 2019 Computerbandit

"Own created effect sounds for Nord Lead 4.
Only with internal effects. No Multitimbral / single sounds only."

Clouds vs Star Trek 1979 Stereo Microsound Processor | Granular Synthesis

Published on Jul 27, 2019 The Galaxy Electric

"This is the raw sound of a Star Trek TV Series Sound Effects cassette tape being fed into the 1979 Stereo Microsound Processor. This allows us to manipulate these cosmic tape music sounds at a granular level. The SMP is based on Mutable Instruments’ Clouds Eurorack module. According to Émilie Gillet who designed Clouds, this module is focused on the realtime granularization of incoming audio signals, and their transformation into amorphous textures. This patch simply involves running the cassette tape into the input of the module while I manually automate some of the parameters such as Position, Pitch, Density, Grain Size, Shape, and Feedback. The recording buffer resolution is set to the 8 bit mono position. At times I would hit the Freeze button that captures the current audio buffer and allows for manipulating the buffer rather than the continuously changing input signal."

VintageVibe and Minimoog

Published on Jul 27, 2019 Axel Fischer

"I just love my Vintage Vibe Piano and my old Minimoog from 1977!"

KORG volca nubass (MIDI Key Rec)

Published on Jul 27, 2019 TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

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