MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Rare Mulogix Slave 32 - Wendy Carlos DK Synergy Rack Synth SN WC002 ?




via this auction, also on Reverb

Update: you can find a link to the schematics and user manual further below.

Only one was previously featured back in 2011 for a MOTM sale posted here. According to the seller: "Supposedly the WC stands for Wendy Carlos but I have never been able to verify it. i even contacted Stoney the creator of the Slave and he thinks I am correct BUT he can not find the records in his attic."

Auction description: "I purchased this Slave in 1998. I was not even aware they existed until reading Mark Vail's book 'Vintage Synthesizers'. I am sure that book is what infected a lot of us with the vintage synth BUG.

This is like a rack mount Synergy with more features. You can control the velocity, pitch, and modulation from any vintage or modern midi controller.

The internal board is marked 002 and the hand written serial number has faded or been accidentally wiped off with a misguided spritz of contact cleaner but it also reads 002. The synth is in overall good, un-abused shape with no bent rack ears etc. It does have some very mild rack rash here and there in the typical places but overall it is very clean.

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 PE Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box


via this auction

EDP WASP Vintage Synthesizer


via this auction

"Electronic Dream Plant Limited, WASP Synthesizer. Battery operated. Used, all functions work. 5 knobs missing their covers. Some ware and gaff tape residue on the underside. Must have for any synth collector. Does not have MIDI as the one on E-Bay from Sweden wrongly states. The Link connector are for the propitiatory digital interface EDP developed so you could link several Wasps with a Caterpillar controller."

1984 E-MU Systems Emulator II SN 1681


via this auction

"Working condition Perfect !

Recently serviced!
It has both original floppy and HxC drives installed.
recognizable/highly coveted 1980’s sounds."

ARP Odyssey MKI 2800 w/ cv mods (1972)


via this auction

"Have a closer look at the pictures!?

Yes thats correct! It’s modded with cv patch points all over to give you some of the 2600s capabilities!! Including cv pitch control!

The mod work was done by the famous Phil Cirocco,

This unit is in fabulous condition, is in perfect working order and sounds incredible, was restored by switched on.

We are only because we have 2 arp 2600s the little guy is hardly being used and that’s a shame!!"

MAM SQ16 MIDI Step Sequencer SN 9392001


via this auction

"If you love x0x style sequencers and heavy duty metal chassis, this is the sequencer for you! Like any x0x sequencer, it’s very easy to learn but can also be very deep. Power supply and cheat sheet included. This SQ16 is in really great shape and is a blast to use"

The sound of 40 oscillators


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Hawkinsnikwah

Freeman String Symphonizer & Roland synths - Jupiter-8, Juno-60, JX-3P, KORG Mono/Poly, DSI Tempest...

While the flames shine above me - eurorack house jam outdoor with squarp hermod


Published on Jul 29, 2019 sector

"A little jam at Filo Braccio prehistoric village in filicudi. The village was inhabitated before 1700 b.c. ,when the settlement was abandoned and moved on top of Capo Graziano, which you can see behind me, partially shadowed by the dusk. There the villagers had a higher defense chance, continuing the culture of Capo Graziano originated here at Filo Braccio. the village was discovered in 1959, but it was caved out only in 2009"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with OLI ROCKBERGER


You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Writer, producer, keyboardist, and vox man Oli Rockberger’s credits are both wide and deep. He’s gigged live or in studio with a virtual Who’s Who list of A-players including Jordan Rakei, Becca Stevens, Louis Cole, Carly Simon, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Steve Jordan, Richard Spaven, John Mayer, Steve Gadd, Gloria Gaynor, Nathan East, Will Lee and Randy Brecker. Oli is also a member of Laura Mvula’s touring band and has appeared with her on Glastonbury’s main stage, The Lincoln Center, at The Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra, Jools Holland, and Afropunk (NY, Paris, Jo’berg).

Oli is also a co-founder of influential electronic project Mister Barrington, with Zach Danziger and Owen Biddle. Together they’ve released three albums in addition to the five solo collections Oli has put out under his own name. Oli’s latest, the self-produced Terra Firma, is a blend of modern folk and soul with an ambient and electronic sensibility, reminiscent of recent work by James Blake, Bon Iver, and Bibio. Upcoming plans for Oli include two new solo releases in the works for October 2019 and Spring 2020, in addition to a number of exciting writing/production projects for others.

We chatted with Oli on how he’s using Sequential instruments in his music."

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You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Novation Releases Over 1,000 Free Artist Patches for Peak and Summit


via Novation:

"To celebrate the launch of Summit, throughout August, September and October, Novation are going to be releasing 1000 presets suitable for both Peak and their new flagship synth from artists including Legowelt, Craig Williams, Lightbath, Hinako Omori, Emily Sprague and Shawn Rudiman, amongst many others.

Give Peak to different people and they will always produce dramatically different sounds.Playing to Peak and Summit’s particular architectural strengths – like the multiple simultaneous synthesis types, analogue filters, VCA and distortion, the high-quality onboard effects, and so on – these patches can be of huge educational value, too, giving you insight and inspiration around the varied approaches to programming Peak and Summit to find your own sounds.

Ultimately, these 1000 artist presets comprise a vast and diverse library of basses, leads, pads, arps, FX and more that showcases the synth itself, as well as the skill and talent of some incredible sound designers – and they’re free.

At the same time, Novation have also completely redesigned the Components application from the ground up, so that you can really take advantage of the librarian and the variety of presets offered by all these inspiring artists.

The new Components browser puts the Bank Editor and content side by side, and enables content to be dragged directly into the Bank Editor patch list. Presets can also be filtered in the browser, and you now have the option of showing the Novation and User banks together. Mandatory login is no longer a requirement, either, as you can now use site-wide features without logging in (although you do still need to make an account and log in to store user content in the cloud).

1000 artist presets for Peak and Summit will be released in weekly sets via the new-look Components between the end of July and the end of October."

Additional details at Novation here: https://novationmusic.com/peak-summit-presets

Gristling Throb - Solo Novation Summit going through its Bi-Timbral Paces - Multi patch -CALC- Jam


Published on Jul 29, 2019 -CALC-

"I was lucky enough to get a handful of my multi patches alongside the other amazing presets for the Novation Summit and this came up while jamming on one of them.

I called this patch "Gristling Throb" for no reason other than I found the name funny and this kind of throbs in a gristling way (and I dont even know what that means). You know.... like you do when naming presets.

Part A is a strange and quite wild self generative patch with heavy use of FMing Osc 3 (set to a wavetable) into Osc 1 and the filter.

Part B is where the music is happening and it was simply a few chords strung together that I liked the sound of.
This is all played all live and it was one of those "in the moment" kind of things half way through an extended jam. But luckily the camera was rolling.

A lot of soundscaping is done with the Mod wheel and the Animate switches on Part B.
This is Summit only, once again the rest of the gear is sitting quite dormant, this was the part of the jam when no clock was running and free play was the order of the day."

Soundmit 2019 Set for November 2nd & 3rd in Turin, Italy


You can find full details on the upcoming event at https://www.soundmit.com

The following is the initial press release announcing partnerships, a new location, and what to expect from this year's event:

"Soundmit ​is the ​international trade fair specialized in electronic musical instruments and new audio technologies ​that takes place annually in Turin​.

The event, with a history of ​eight ever-growing editions​, hosted ​exhibitors from 11 countries in 2018, welcoming ​over 800 visitors​ and 170 ​operators in the field​ in the two days of the event.

It has obtained the patronage of the​ Italian Trade Agency​ (www.ice.it), the ​Polytechnic of Turin​, the ​Polytechnic of Milan​, the ​University of Rome Tor Vergata,​ the ​DAMS of the University of Turin ​and​ ARDUINO​.

In addition to the exhibition part, the programme includes the inclusion of ​workshops​ and training sessions​ in collaboration with major ​international schools​ and companies in the sector.

The programme is enriched with talks and panels with the sponsoring Universities and international guests​ of the sector.

Soundmit is also a chance for visitors to meet sector companies and apply for ​job opportunities.​ Engineers, software developers and graphic designers are currently among the most requested profiles in the music sector and the presence of universities and performers such as Arduino exponentially increases the possibilities of developments in this direction. Soundmit has also the support of 17 international media industry partners who will cover the event with articles, interviews and reports.

A complete report of the last two editions can be seen at the following addresses
https://soundmit.com/en/report/soundmit-2018 https://soundmit.com/en/report/soundmit-2017

Soundmit is among the founders, together with the ​SynthFest France​, of ​E.M.E.A. - Electronic Music Events Associations​ (www.emea.club), a ​European consortium​ created to support events similar to the Soundmit, to provide a quality brand to participating companies and the public, as well as to coordinate similar events and thus avoid overlapping and guarantee always the highest quality standards.

2019 EDITION

New Location

Soundmit 2019 returns to the ​centre of the city of Turin​ in a breath-taking historic location: over ​1000 square meters of exhibition space​ within the ​ARSENALE DELLA PACE​, a building from the 1700s that housed the military industry of the First World War, now a point of multicultural meeting and Italian headquarters of Sermig - Youth Missionary Service.

The Programme

The strength of the Soundmit is the rich programme that will characterize the two days.

The timeline of the event is being defined but we can anticipate that it will be full of appointments, among which we point out:

- ​Awarding​ of the international contest ​"Soundmit & Hackability Music Prize​"

- ​Presentation​ of the University courses related to the world of technology and sound - ​Workshop​: Sound Design with Microphonic Soundbox

- ​Workshop​: Sound Design with Ableton Live
and more:

- ​Showcase​ and previews with companies and with the best endorsers and product specialists. - ​Workshops​ and seminars made with our content partners

- ​Talk & panel​ with international guests, the protagonists of the sector talk about themselves at Border Radio, our media partner, with a series of unmissable interviews.

- Live performance.

DEPECHE MODE - DAVID GAHAN´s BBC Acorn Master / UMI Sequencer For Auction?


via this auction

Tangerine Dream - Love On A Real Train (State Azure Cover)


Published on Oct 30, 2016 State Azure

"Live performance/cover of one of my favourite Tangerine Dream tracks. Utilising a little help from a couple of Elektron boxes :)

Analog Four is doing three sequencer parts plus a bass, while the RYTM is doing almost all the drums. Other layers, pads/atmospheric stuff are sequenced in the DAW (Studio One Pro 3) with levels controlled by the faders on the Akai MPK261 midi keyboard. Parts I'm playing are soft-synths; Falcon/Zebra2 (soft bells), Diva (lead synth part), Dune 2 (gritty pad/lead) via multi-instrument keyboard split.


https://soundcloud.com/state-azure
https://stateazure.bandcamp.com/"

Another one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.


Playlist of State Azure's YouTube videos to date:



There are 79 in this set as of this post, so not going to list the names for all of them. :) You can use the player controls to skip around.

Soma Pulsar 23 Drum Machine Synth in Black


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

You can find demos of the red version and prototype in the archives here.

Gotharman's SPAZEboard6 - Preset Bank


Published on Jul 29, 2019 gotharman

"The 31 presets of the Spazeboard6 preset bank. All sounds are made using only the internal synth engine and effects. None of the factory samples or other samples were used. Recorded directly from the LD3 audio outputs.
All tracks are composed by Gotharman.
www.gotharman.dk"

Novation Summit Synthesizer


Published on Jul 29, 2019 zZounds

"Bigger and badder than the Novation Peak, the Summit is a 16-voice, 2-part multi-timbral monster! Reach new heights with 3 oscillators and 2 analog filters."

OB-6 Low Frequency Expander


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Joseph McGinty

"Just received the Low Frequency Expander for the OB-6 (and Prophet 6) and doing some experimentation. Here, LFO 1 controls filter frequency, LFO 2 controls resonance and LFO 3 controls distortion amount. The envelope adds a subtle scoop in pitch to Osc 2. This module adds an incredible amount of flexibility to the OB-6. Thanks, Steve Hunt!"

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Blue on Black LCD


via this auction

Note the listing is for the LED only, not the MKS-80.

Roland JD-990 Digital Synthesizer w/ Vintage Synth Expansion SR-JV80-04


via this auction

alpha Syntauri Digital Synth Disc Set vintage


via this auction

Cheetah MS6 SN UK1311


via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"6 voice multi timbral CHEETAH MS6 synth rack in EXCELLENT condition. This is an awesome and rare alternative to all the Junos with 6 polyphonic voices and AFTERTOUCH which makes it way more expressive and fun.

I recently purchased the latest firmware upgrade and extra voice chips from maaad.net only to find out that it has already been installed by the shop that I purchased it from. (TURNLAB.be) I will include the extra parts..."

Yamaha CS-30


via this auction

1998 Ensoniq Fizmo, Transwave Two Oscillator Synthesizer SN 10536


via this auction, also on Reverb

"1998 Ensoniq Fizmo Synthesizer, in perfect working order and in excellent condition. The Fizmo was the ultimate and short-lived attempt by Ensoniq to create a truly powerful and unique experimental machine. Transwave synthesis lies at the heart of the Fizmo, pulling from layers of varied loops within wavetables of sound data, allowing for real-time, dynamic response and decay modulation. Heard in use by bands such as the Faint and Eat Static, this versatile, hidden gem is perfect for creating ambient, atmospheric textures that are completely tweakable and interactive.

The Fizmo is a 48-voice synthesizer which uses 2nd-generation Transwave technology to create organic, interactive sounds unlike any other synth available at the time. Every programming function has its own dedicated knob or button, and there is a limited but useful four-character LCD display. The Fizmo features an Arpeggiator and 24-bit VLSI effects with 41 algorithms and a Vocoder. There are 2 oscillators available for each of the 4 presets allowing for 8 unique oscillators at the same time, each with individual LFO and Noise generators. The built-in Arpeggiator has 118 presets which can be easily edited to your liking, and 26 real-time control/editing knobs make mutating your sound a pleasure. All controls may be recorded in real-time to an external sequencer.

Dexed FM Synth for iOS Adds 20,000 Cartridges with 32 Patches Each


Spotted this one on discchord.

20,000 x 32 would make that 640,000 patches.  Curious how many were specifically programmed vs. random?  The screenshot to the left shows a bank of 32 named patches.  I'm guessing these are DX7 patches shared online over the years, but 640,000? I'm also guessing the DX7 holds the record for most patches ever created for a given synth.

"HERE IT IS! Happy Birthday everyone! Over 20,000 Cartridges added each with 32 patches each. Make sure you have a at least a good 5 minutes of power before initializing, and do not force quit! I spent the last 35 hours with advanced duplicate checking algorithms to iron out the duplicates in the library. There were a ton of duplicates. Also lots of time getting this stable in AUM, GarageBand and StandAlone. There will be a loading screen if the new master collection library needs to be added, and it takes a long time to initialize, so be advised. The download size increased quite a bit, so this is a BIG update!"

You can find Dexed on the App Store here: Dexed Synth - George Rosar

Synth Jams by Jay Hosking


Published on Jul 26, 2019 Jay Hosking

Spotted the first video in the playlist above on discchord.com. The Playlist contains 21 videos. You can use the player controls to skip around. Descriptions for each are below. All videos feature various gear so you should be able to get an idea of some of the capabilities of each featured. You can check out Jay Hosking's music at https://jayhosking.bandcamp.com/.

Note, more will likely get added over time. The following playlist is as of this post:

1. Jam w/ Vermona PERfourMER MkII, Elektron Analog Rytm MkII, OTO Bam, Styrmon Big Sky, Fugue Machine
A live, semi-improvised performance, all on hardware, and inspired by some pretty tough news that has me sentimental.

I loved the Elektron Analog Four MkII so much that I picked up the Analog Rytm MkII. My feelings on the Rytm are mixed. On the one hand, it's missing that spontaneity and spark of units like the Arturia DrumBrute Impact and Teenage Engineering OP-Z, with no readymade performance effects, roller bar, or global randomization, and a slower workflow. On the other hand, I really like its analogue sound engines, any unused tracks can be converted into impressive analogue mono synths, it does beautiful things to samples, and like all Elektron boxes it integrates the effects into the sequencer really nicely.

As for the Vermona PERfourMER MkII, I'd been pining over it for ages, and it was fun to finally tinker with it. The Perfourmer definitely excels in the mid- and high- range, and I love how the independent voices making really interesting voices for chords.

Vermona PERfourMER MkII + OTO Bam — Three synths (left chord note, right chord note, melody)
Vermona PERfourMER MkII + Strymon Big Sky — Bass chord note synth
Elektron Analog Rytm MkII — Drums, samples, sample melody, punchy bass
Fugue Machine (iOS) — Sequencing
IK Multimedia iRig Pro Duo — MIDI out from iOS

Written and performed within a 24-hour period, and uploaded as is, with only a little sidechain compression on the Perfourmer (to emphasize the sound that the Rytm was already making), and compression/limiting on the master.

https://jayhosking.bandcamp.com/

Elektron Analog Rytm Encounter


Elektron Analog Rytm Encounter from #CabCurio | Carl-Mikael Björk on Vimeo.

"Subsonic thunder slips across the virgin wheat field. An alien aural vessel blinks and growls as the new day dawns. Before long the greenery will dance to the odd rhythms that are resonating across the southern farmlands. A dance that won’t end until the sun sets for winter solstice.

And then the dance dies.

In frame:

☑︎ Fields of Wheat

☑︎ Dawn in Southern Sweden

☑︎ Analog Rytm MKII - https://www.elektron.se/products/analog-rytm-mkii/

Tools:

☑︎ Canon EOS 5D MKIV - https://www.canon-europe.com/cameras/eos-5d-mark-iv/

☑︎ Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop & Premiere - https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html

☑︎ Eurorack Modular Synth

Behringer Vocoder VC340 Sound Demo (no talking)


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Is This The Best Hardware Sequencer EVER??!!


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Christian Henson Music

"Do you have a hardware sequencer you prefer?

Here's where to find #polyend 's stuff: https://polyend.com/

** THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPONSORED AND THE UNITS WERE BOUGHT INDEPENDENTLY OF THE MANUFACTURER **"

SynthScaper PolyTron800 presets


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Igor Vasiliev

"New presets pack for SynthScaper / SynthScaper LE apps based on samples recorded from modded Korg Poly-800 mkII. Download it here: https://motion-soundscape.blogspot.co..."

Modular Meets Electric Spring 2019


Published on Jul 29, 2019 DivKidVideo

"I didn't get chance to capture much footage from this years Modular Meets Electric Spring event in February but I did get to wonder around with the DSRL on a Gimbal and pan across some of the synths and equipment on show at the event. So here you go a quick round up of the event.

Don't miss Nigel Mullaney's performance from the event here - [below]

The event was held as part of the university of Huddersfield's Electric Spring festival which offers "five days of sonic exploration" in the Creative Arts department. More info here - http://www.electricspring.co.uk"

Nigel Mullaney live at Modular Meets Electric Spring 2019

Published on Jul 29, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here's Nigel Mullaney performing a live improvised modular piece based upon the composition and production work he does for the audio side of high end car advertising campaigns. He's worked with Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Boeing (like a big car with wings!) and the right hand wooden case has been used in multiple campaigns for sound beds and ambiences."

Moog in Raag | with Ami Dang


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"Electronic composer and experimental musician Ami Dang explores an improvisation for sitar and synthesizer in the Moog Sound Lab. With accompaniment from a pair of Moog Grandmothers, a DFAM, and a MF-104M Analog Delay, Ami Dang constructs and deconstructs a melodic framework designed to expand experience and color the mind.

Parted Plains, an album featuring strictly sitar and electronics, will come out on August 2nd, 2019 via Leaving Records. For vinyl + digital preorder, visit: https://amidang.bandcamp.com/album/pa..."

Behringer MS101 & OTO Machines BIM [MS-101 Gets a New Name]


Published on Jul 29, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

The MS-101 has been renamed to the MS-1. Rumor has it was in response to Roland, but then Roland also has the SH-1 and SH-01A, so who knows...  Curious how many MS-101s will be out there compared to the MS-1s in the end.  Interesting side note - there is no classic grey MS-101 or MS-1 like the original SH-101.  There is only Red, Blue, and Black.

STRAIT-JACKIT live hardware set rehearsal.


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Abi at the controls"

Automation in SunVox: six ways


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Alexander Zolotov

"Six different ways to automate controllers in #SunVox. In this video we automate the controller 08. Duty cycle of the Analog Generator.

1. (0:36) Controller properties. You can also get the same result by clicking on the controller with SHIFT.
2. (2:00) Manual input of values in a pattern.
3. (3:00) XXYY levels drawing.
4. (4:37) Interpolation - smooth transition between two values.
5. (6:13) Real time recording.
6. (7:16) LFO + Sound2Ctl.

For methods 1-4: rough pattern steps can be smoothed using the MultiCtl with Response less than 1000. (see 8:46)
http://warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox"

Making music live on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP


Published on Jul 29, 2019 Konstantin Tokarev Assatiani

"Making some music on the handbuilt Tokarev Protosynth V1LP synthesizer with additional controls from a dedicated midi controller windows application and FL Studio feeding the MIDI notes to the synth, along with some additional synthesizers, drums and FX. Some controls done thru the Arturia Minilab MIDI controller."
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