MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

STAR WARS Lightsaber AMSR // Soma Labs Lyra 8 Drone Synth Demo

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"Programming and Improvisation by Ron Cavagnaro. All of the sound you hear is 100% from the standalone unit. Since this is improvised, a few parts might not sound exactly like lightsabers , but watch as I mold them into the sound eventually.

ASMR signifies the subjective experience of 'low-grade euphoria' characterized by 'a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin'."

Modular Synth Workshop With Live Performances by Zachary Paul & Dillon Bastan

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We will be going over the basics of modular synthesizers, both using them and putting them together. We will also have live performances from Zachary Paul and Dillon Bastan on eurorack systems, you might have seen their performances in our recent Mojave Desert Modular Experiment videos." [posted here]

Polynorth - a hybrid analog/digital polyphonic synthesizer

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Jon Petter Skagmo


"The Polynorth is my first attempt at designing a polyphonic synthesizer. It's got a completely analog filter section, combined with a powerful 200 MHz 32-bit microcontroller.

I've always wanted to build an analog polyphonic synthesizer, but they often end up being very large and complex because the size of the electronics pretty much scales linearly with the number of voices.

In many ways I think the filters are the hardest part of a digital synthesizer to get to "sound analog", so I figured out a good compromise would be to keep the filters analog and do all the rest with a microcontroller. The mostly digital architecture also has some important benefits:

- Flexible internal signal routing like a modular synth, but without a ton of patch leads
- More advanced modulation options (FM)
- Patch store/recall (including the routing)
- Much smaller size

I stumbled upon the SSI2144 filter, which is a modern remake of the classic SSM2044. It's very similar in many ways, but in a much more compact package and with better dynamic range, so a 6 voice synth could be made pretty compact. This is what kicked off the project.

The system architecture is explained in this block schematic."

See for additional details.

Logan Vocalist Analogue Choir Synth SN 678

via this auction

You can find some demos of the Logan Vocalist in the archives.

Red Roland SH-101

via this auction

Custom Minilogue XD Flashback Bass Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Rik Marston Official

Update: one more video added below.

#korgminiloguexd #hybridsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Custom Minilogue XD Patch Flashback Bass"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Custom Minilogue XD Patch "Flashback Bass"
Just one of the 100 NEW Korg Minilogue XD patches
coming September 1st 2019! I'm making a few banks of
sounds for the Korg Minilogue XD, Behringer DeepMind 6
& Roland Alpha Juno 1. Check back for updates!
I love getting new sounds! So do YOU!!!
This Fall 2019 will be AWESOME!

Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

BEST Synthesizer 2019 Korg Minilogue XD Analog Digital Hybrid Rik Marston

Shasta Cults - Configurations - Buchla 700 Release

Shasta Cults - Configurations - Available Sept 13, 2019 Published on Jul 30, 2019

"pre-orders available now via:

A ship sinks beneath the silver mirror of the sea-top, temple gongs ring through an empty valley, industrial machinery sputters, heaves, lurches forward, stops, falls apart… These sound events may be the most acute musical referents of Shasta Cults, the music project of Canadian synthesizer technician Richard Smith. Using obsolete electronics, Shasta Cults pursues the true sound of the instrument, freed from the tyranny of emulation, no strings/woodwinds/piano presets. Shasta Cults' compositions seek out unchartered territories where sustained drones may swell, build, or evaporate; where timbres collide, amplitudes fluctuate, sounds emerge, raw, primeval, new hybrids form from the collisions of electricity and frequency. There may be stretches of silence punctuated by bell-ish tones from futures unheard; a sequence of notes may verge upon melody before mutating into ugly moans, the sonic equivalent of funhouse mirrors. But the end result is far more than chance operation, sporadic sound fields, or indeterminate academic exercise. Instead, Shasta Cults brings us back to nature, back to the possibilities inherent in nature, to the truth of evolution, stitching both musical tones, and the sounds of 21st century living into a form which is as real, as imponderable, and as ungovernable as our own memories.

Recorded in 2017, employing the processes of non-linear waveshaping, frequency modulation and feedback, Configurations consists of eight programs captured live to multitrack using a rare, fully functional Buchla 700 digital-hybrid instrument designed in the late 1980s. Whereas previously released works made with the 700 almost always consist in simple manipulations of the single factory preset, this album delves deep into the instrument's rich sonic vocabulary to offer the listener a more elaborate demonstration of the system's capabilities.

Presented here in limited quantities this release is intended as a high fidelity audio archive of this obscure musical artifact."

All Buchla 700 and effects.. a 266 controlling filter cutoff on one track.

Elektron MonoMachine "Ambient" take ONE by ElektroNoiser

Published on Jul 31, 2019 ElektroNoiser

"only monomachine, only one hand (left hand in the movil)
I've been with this mkI monomachine for a few months, but, only a two weeks to make this demo track."

That custom knob looks like a poker chip!

Prophet XL - PMM sounds

All sounds and EFX - SEQUENTIAL Prophet XL
(no Compression, no EX)

Aletsch Glacier Shrolca Instadrone

Published on Jul 28, 2019 strom morts

I think this wins for best outdoor view. Wow!

video by strom|morts
featuring the Shrolca synthesizer powered by Ripcord


See here for details on the Shrolca, and here for an additional demo.

E-MU EMAX SE Sampling Synthesizer (1986) *Elektroschrott*

Published on Jul 31, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds and drums: E-MU #Emax SE #Sampling #Synthesizer (1986)
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

I used some factory samples and I sampled my own synths for this track."

Dub Techno Jam in AUM with Eventide Blackhole Reverb & Novation Lanch Control XL

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Electronisounds Audio

Sun and Clouds (Novation Circuit)

Published on Jul 31, 2019 asogaut

"Hello fellow circuiteers! Here's something simple. I use this machine way too much I don't wanna neglect all my other stuff. -_-


TINYSIZER Modular Synth - Self-Patched Ambient Drones #TTNM

Published on Jul 31, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Anyware Instruments TINYSIZER and me playing some drones. No external input signals or effects :)"



Eventide Ultratap iOS & Waldorf Blofeld

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Todd Smith Music

"Exploring the Eventide Ultratap I just picked up last weekend. This video explores various Waldorf Blofeld preset patches with slightly manipulated default setting on Eventide Ultratap iOS.

Eventide Ultratap iOS makes my second Eventide effect and I'll be picking up the Micropitch very soon.

The Waldorf Blofeld already sounds amazing but adding high end external effects just makes it a blast to explore. I hope you enjoy the sounds."

Pocket Operator PO-12 Rhythm mini sesión en vivo - Mini live session

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Andrés González

"Hola! Hace mucho tenía ganas de subir esto, resultado de mi período de aprendizaje con el PO-12 Rhythm. Lo que hice fue armar 4 beats temáticos separados en 4 patrones cada uno y en medida en que voy cambiando los patrones pues, jugar con los efectos. Todo lo que suena sale del PO-12, sin arreglos posteriores. Una maravilla de máquina. Ojalá les guste :D


Hi! I wanted to upload this from long ago. This is the result of my learning period with the PO-12 Rhythm. What I did was to make 4 separated beats with 4 patterns each, and then while I'm changing the pattern, well, apply the onboard effects over them. Everything you hear comes from the PO-12, without any external arrangement. I love this machine!. I hope you enjoy it :D"

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer w/ Quicksilver 303

via this auction

"Social Entropy Quicksilver mod adds a huge amount of new features to the classic tb (including filter bump step parameter), as well as adding midi in and outs and even usb midi!

Please see social entropy website for mod details

Sale includes:
1) two sets of din/serial port adapters that are required for midi operation
2) powersupply
3) quicksilver manual"

Roland System-101 Model-101

via this auction

"1970s analog synthesizer. 37keys monophonic. CV in /out Trig in/out. There is a small painting scratches on face panel. A small dent in front of 2nd F key. There is a crack in a G key. All function is working. Japanese AC plug style 100V. With original Roland hard case."

Decksaver Clear Sequential PROPHET-6 Cover

via this auction

"The tools we use to compose and produce music are dear to our hearts. Dust, liquid and accidental impact have taken many a good unit down over the years - this is where Decksaver steps in. Our Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 cover features Soft-Fit technology, providing extra protection to vulnerable wooden cheek panels that often adorn synthesizers. Precision trimmed for perfect fit whilst accommodating cables, the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 can sit ready for operation. Slides straight into a flight or soft case for maximum protection during transportation. Shields delicate controls and internal components from damage at home, on the road and on stage."

Dave Smith Instruments PROPHET 6 Keyboard Synthesizer W/ Beautiful Custom Cover SN 01077

via this auction

"Prophet 6 in excellent condition with custom dust cover from stardust."

Yamaha Motif XS Rack Synth

via this auction

Almost looks green.

"The compact Yamaha MOTIF-Rack XS gives you an enormous selection of Voices based on the popular, professional-level MOTIF XS, studio-level effect processing, five real-time Control Knobs for tweaking 20 different parameters as you play, a wide-ranging library of convenient Multi-part presets, thousands of automatic Arpeggios at your fingertips, and seamless hardware/software integration...

Custom White ROLAND SH-101 w/ Blue LEDs & New Cover

via this auction

"Monophonic Roland SH-101 WHITE COLOR BODY/BLUE LED CUSTOM ver. Customed by CustomSynth/U.K."

Studio Electronics TONESTAR 2600 ARP Eurorack Module w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

"BRAND NEW IN BOX with beautiful custom color knobs. ($40 value.)

Original blue knobs will be included in box if you want to revert to stock colors."

Cwejman MMF-1S Filter Eurorack Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Cwejman MMF-1S Eurorack Modular Synth Filter BRAND NEW.

Never taken out of the box."

Cwejman RG-6 Random Generator Eurorack Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

"BRAND NEW unit that has never been racked or taken out of the box. In perfect original condition.

Comes with original box, power connector and a set of mounting screws."

EMU Morpheus Z-plane Rack Mount Synthesizer Module SN 119300747

via this auction

"The Morpheus has its claim to fame with the ability to “morph” sounds creating unique, evolving and intricate sounds . The Morpheus uses Z-Plane synthesis and filters. These are 14-pole filters that model and interpolate resonant sound characteristics. In other words, you can morph between different sounds and vary the balance of the morph between these sounds.

The Morpheus is a digital rack mount synthesizer. It features complete 16-channel MIDI implementation that can control most parameters as well. The Morpheus is easy and intuitive to operate. This plus a dual effects processor and up to six individual outputs make this a professional synth.

Polyphony - 32 voices
Oscillators - 16-bit, 8 MB ROM samples (Expandable to 16MB), 18-bit output DACs
Synthesis - Digital, Z-Plane, Acoustic-Simulation
Filter - 32 14-Pole Interpolating Digital Filters employing 32-bit internal arithmetic; 198 programmed filter types
Effects - 2 effects processors
Keyboard - None
Memory - Patches: 384 (128 RAM, 128 ROM, 128 Card); Performances: 16 internal, 16 external card
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1993"

Korg DSS-1 Sampling Synthesizer Keyboard w/ Discs

via this auction

KORG DSS-1 Sound Library cards:

KSDU-050 Midi Combos
KSDU-003R Strings & Choir
KSDU-014 Sound Effects

nanoRings (nRings) Micro Mutable Instruments Rings Eurorack Synth Module White

via this auction

"Brand new nanoRings built by an electronics engineer with over ten years of experience. Identical to a factory Mutable Instruments Rings, in only 8 HP!

The panel on this module is manufactured by Magpie Modular, makers of some of the highest quality panels in Eurorack. It is white aluminum with a beautiful textured finish.

Calibrated and tested, with factory Rings firmware. Ships promptly with a Eurorack power ribbon and some bonus treats. All our builds come with a one-year warranty, so we stand behind the quality and durability of our modules."

Teisco S-60f Vintage Analog Mono Synth

via this auction

"Teisco S-60f Rare Vintage Analog Huge Sounding Mono Synth. Fully Working!"

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents: Discovering the Microvolt Episode 3

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"The third episode in a series documenting the features and functionality of the Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900. This episode is an overview of the waveform mixer section."

Discovering the Microvolt Episodes

A quick tip for jamming with multiple devices - SKULPT & CRAFTsynth 2.0

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Modal Electronics

"Here's a quick tip for jamming with multiple devices.. send the same MIDI to everything!

Here we have captured some chords that we are sending from the Keystep to both SKULPT (pads) & CRAFTsynth 2.0 (arp).

This shows how, with very little input, you can get a lot working quickly in return. We have added some drums and a little reverb (thanks to a lovely Eventide Orville) to gel everything together."

Testing the DR-03 circuits - MU format Modular synth

Published on Jul 31, 2019 Corsynth

"Testing the DR-03 circuits. At the beginning only sounds from the DR-03 and later together with the DR-01 Bass Drum and DR-02 Snare Drum"

Patch n Tweak

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