MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 08, 2019

ATV aFrame 2.0 Firmware Update - Overview

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive ATV aFrame BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

ATV shares an overview of some of the features found in the 2.0 firmware update for the aFrame electrorganic percussion instrument at Kraft Music.

The ATV aFrame delivers an 'electrorganic' percussion experience, enabling players to express their musicality just as if they were playing an acoustic instrument. The aFrame uses ATV's Adaptive Timbre Technology to respond to a variety of hand percussion techniques on a hi-tech playing surface with excellent bounce and friction characteristics. Onboard tones include both acoustic and electronic sounds with high-definition stereo effects.

Get more for your money with an exclusive ATV aFrame bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new electronic percussion instrument. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

WASP Filter comparisons Vintage & AE modular

Published on Nov 8, 2019 DJjondent

New STG Soundlabs Wave Slicer/.SLC Audio Demo

Published on Nov 8, 2019 suitandtieguy

"A brief demonstration of the forthcoming STG Soundlabs Wave Slicer/.SLC module. This video focuses on single oscillator applications but there will be future videos about multi-oscillator and other audio applications, control voltage, and even video synthesis applications.

This video was shot in one take at STG Content Labs, using a television-style process including two cameras, an oscilloscope with direct video output, and a vision mixer. I set up the cameras and lighting, and Bubba Ayoub was technical director (the television term for the guy who operates the vision mixer.) This process is pretty exciting to me as I worked at a UHF ABC affiliate (WHOI-19) for two years back before I built synthesisers.

I finally feel like I'm 20 minutes into the future.

Jon Sonnenberg engineered this module, and you can find his Knobcon Number Six talk about wave replacement synthesis here:" [posted here]

Spaces by Todd Barton

Supporting site member, Todd Barton, has a new album out. This one featuring Buchla and Hordijk systems. The following is in via his mailing list:

"I’m so excited to have this album, spaces, out at Bandcamp
with awesome cover artwork by Ursula Barton!!

It is available as a CD or download.

The main instruments at play are various Buchla and Hordijk systems along with some processing via Metasynth.

I hope you enjoy this new album, it was a joy to compose and produce.

Best wishes,
consider supporting my tutorials and projects here.

Modor Microtonal Upgrade v 013

via Modor where you'll find some demos.

"There's a new upgrade for the NF-1 (OS013) and NF-1m (OS006), ready for download at our download page! What's new?

The Chorus/Flanger effect unit finally works entirely stable under heavy feedback, positive or negative. About time! No more ugly digital spikes or speaker-damaging noise bursts, you can safely turn up the feedback and enjoy comb filter self oscillation.

The active Osc and Env selection get saved with the patch (NF-1 only)

Osc phase randomisation can be selected. Before (and still the default), all oscillator phases got reset at the beginning of a note. Now they can be randomized to get some more 'life' in some patches. That's more or less the same as so-called free running oscillators

You can set your NF-1(m) to start from the last loaded/saved patch at bootup. The default is still bootup with the empty init patch, but you can alter this in the System Settings menu

And last but very, very far from least, Modor goes microtonal!

Microtonal? Oh boy ... That ear-torturing stuff for freaks and nerds desperately seeking for something to sound distinct. Really, do we need to go that way?

Well, not entirely ... There's much more than you might think. Listen to the following examples of a major C chord. First in standard 12-tone equal temperament tuning (most synthesizers' basic tuning), and then in Just Intonation. Quite a difference, isn't it? Does the first one have some chorus effect on it? No, not at all...

Most synths (and many, many other instruments) use 12-EDO (12 Equal Divisions of the Octave), also known as (12-tone) equal temperament. The octave just gets divided in 12 equal parts, the 12 semitones of the octave. But that's actually only an approximation of real harmony. On a just intonated chord like the one above, the three notes C-E-G have their frequencies in proportion 4/4 - 5/4 - 6/4, or 1 - 1,25 - 1,5. On an equal tempered chord that's 1 - 1,25992105 - 1,498307077. So that's only an approximation, the three notes are sounding close, but keep slightly beating. In a just intonated chord, the three notes grab each other close and sound together as an integer unity. Both versions do sound well, but you can't say they're equal!"

Click through for demos and additional details.

Modular Jam 3

Published on Nov 8, 2019 George Benton

"Custom system.

Four voices. (7 oscillators and 4 filters.) Alesis Q2 for delay & verb.

Drone, 2 Q106 oscillators tuned to a fifth through a Q107A SV Filter driven with a Q157 SH++ (used as LFO).

Sequencer Q960 driving a Q167 LFO++ (usede as audio osc) through a Q150 Ladder Filter.

Arpeggio, upper kybd 2 Q106 oscillators thru a Q150 Ladder Filter. Q174/175 MIDI interfaces create the ARP.

Lower kybd 2 Q106 osc's through a Q107A SV Filter. Osc's setup as FM, carrier + modulator."

Modular Jam

Published on Sep 27, 2019 George Benton

"Short jam on my custom modular (in progress)
With my Korg Kronos providing the pad sound."

Note seeing part 2. You can find more of George Benton's modular videos posted here.


Published on Nov 8, 2019 zack dagoba

"All Buchla 200. And self-playing

Patch Notes:
The 259 VCO goes into a Low Pass Gate, which is being controlled by an envelope created on ch2 of the MARF. Ch1 of the MARF controls the pitch and clocks everything. The signal then goes into the 296 Spectral Processor and has separate frequency bands turned on an off by the 281 Function Generator. The 281 is being triggered by various steps of the MARF, providing 4 slow LFOs. There is also a mixer into which the 277 Delay Unit is fed. A few other things are being modulated on the 259 such as the timbre and symmetry

See for more"

Behringer Winter Of Love 2019 TD-3 Announcement Video - TB-303 in Blue, Red, or Silver

Premiere in progress. Started 4 minutes ago - Behringer

Enjoy that intro. Wait for it...

Update2: new user videos coming in below. Bookmark this post and be sure to check back.

Waldorf STVC - String Synthesizer & Vocoder w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Synth after short studio test/presentation. Perfect condition.

String synthesizer with a vocoder.

The string section starts with an oscillator bank using octave dividers, followed by a complex mixer, an equalizer and the ensemble effect, just like string machines from the 70's. A single registration knob sweeps through mixer and EQ settings for Violin, Viola, Cello, Brass, Organ, Choir and more for creating rich and creamy sonic textures.

The Solo section is a 16-voice synthesizer that complements the string sounds. A single Tone knob sweeps through many useful settings. Solo is the sidekick to the strings, but it is powerful enough to be the lead character every now and then.

The Vocoder replaces the equalizer in the string section with the filter bank that models the vocal tract from the speech input. This can produce quite intelligible speech or singing using the fully polyphonic oscillator bank. Formants can be modified, which can result in a perceived change of gender. Adjustable jitter of the string oscillators renders the voice hoarse, creaky or a complete whisper. Solo can pass through the Vocoder or play in parallel.

The Freeze button lets you freeze a short speech fragment, which is then repeated by the Vocoder whenever a key is pressed. Change of playback speed, like faster, backwards or a complete stop are possible and fun, as well as formant change.

A novel Tweak function allows for modification or modulation of details, like e.g. the solo cutoff frequency or the Chorus LFO rate. It is similar to a modulation matrix, but it also allows to alter implicit settings with a fixed value or an offset.

Three Effects operate simultaneously - Animate is in fact a modulation of the string or vocoder registration, while a Phaser ist a must for any decent string machine. A high quality Reverb with adjustable size can be mixed to the output.

STVC comes with a high quality gooseneck microphone that plugs right into the front panel where it belongs."

Logan Vocalist SN 934

via this auction

"One of the rarest synths on the planet – the Logan Vocalist uses two ingeniously set up oscillators per voice to create haunting human voice-type sounds."

Curious why the keyboard was so short. You can find previous posts featuring the Logan Vocalist here, including some software emulations.

Roland Juno-106 SN 541324

via this auction

Ensoniq SQ-80 Cross Wave Synthesizer w/ Memory Cart

via this auction

Looks like the new 16-IN-1 Cart.

Roland Juno-60 6 Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Lit Bender

via this auction

Complete Eurorack Modular Synth Snazzy FX Set-Up (19 modules total)

via this auction

Cool performance space at the LED LAB NYC.

"Orange Mono-Rocket case with 12 Snazzy FX modules and 7 others. I was an early investor in Snazzy FX, which has evolved to have a cult following in the electronic music world, through Dan’s genius inventing, circuit design, graphics and hard work. To our knowledge this is the most complete assembly of Dan’s modules. It is unique and wonderful.

I am preparing to sell my studio, down-size, and move. That time in life. Selling my absolute favorite and most precious items. Dan Snazelle is a genius inventor, circuit designer, and an incredible musician. Best graphics in the business. Snazzy FX users of note go from Trent Reznor to The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields, and many others.

Sold working fine but ‘As Is’ from a non-smoking studio. No returns.

Snazzy FX modules include:

Hi Gain, Eternal Spring, Kitty Eyes, Kick Me, Drone Bank, Dreamboat, Telephone Game, Ardcore, Ardcore Expander, Chaos Brother, Wow+Flutter, Tidal Wave.

Other modules:

Make Noise DPO, Doepfer A-132-3 DVCA, Intellijel Quadra, MMS Quad Clock Distributor, Tip Top Z2042 LP-VCF, Doepfer A-138 Mixer (two) and one VCA.

First photo is from an installation at the LED LAB NYC. 2104. Low hours on this rig."

Kawai K5000S

via this auction

YAMAHA VL1 Version1 Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer

via this auction

Arturia DrumBrute Creation Special Edition

via this auction

Some good/interesting pics showing how thin the DrumBrute is below.

Future Retro Revolution

via this auction

A 303 series analog base machine featuring a futuristic circular design.
A combination of the two Remix knobs generates a new sequence from the input sequence.
A CV / GATE output is also included, allowing you to control other synths.

Elektronika Em 26 Vintage Soviet Analog Vocoder String Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Seed (Made with Deluge and Moog Grandmother)

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Long Bright Dark

"A session with the Synthstrom Deluge (and Moog Grandmother) with a short vocal loop coming in in the middle of the song. The song is called Seed btw. Some visuals from the 1995 tv series 'The Invaders' on top of that :)"

Arturia MICROFREAK - 75 AMBIENT Patches - part 1

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

"The #Ambient #MicroFreak #Patches are available at 👉

With MicroFreak I have another love-hate relationship! I can get amazing and powerful sounds out of it, and yet, something is bothering me, and I don't know what!
Maybe you can clear out for me, in the comment section!

PS: I added a 25% of the default reverb presets from Blackhole Eventide, because... who's using a synth without a little reverb?! (lol: many, I know - but not me!).


Medusa Hybrid Synth MPE Grid Controller

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Polyend

"Medusa's Grid pads are great for expressive controlling both the internal hybrid synthesis engine and any external MPE compatible source. Here's an example made with Expressive_e MPE collection instruments.

Recorded at Polyend HQ 07.11.2019"

We have The Moog One - Sonic LAB - You Drive

Published on Nov 8, 2019 sonicstate

"This one took a couple of people to get into the Sonic LAB, its massive! Unless you've no interest in synthesizers (in which case why are you reading this!?), you will be aware of the Moog flagship analog poly synth, several years in the making, its designed to be the pinnacle of analog polyness."

SoundMit 2019: Wavelicker - CV Controlled Christmas!...

Published on Nov 8, 2019 sonicstate

"CV Controlled Christmas.... Wait til the end of the vid and you'll see what we mean... Wavelicker have been around for a few years now and have been making various different modules to perform specific functions. This was demonstrated mainly with their Thereminator module which takes the input of a theremin and allows you to use it for controlling a eurorack system."

SoundMit 2019: SSSR Labs - Great Sounding Effects Card!

Published on Nov 8, 2019 sonicstate

"SSSR Labs make lots of different eurorack modules including a wavetable vco, a crazy programmable switch module and a new dsp card for the TipTop Audio ZDSP eurorack module.

In this video we heard all the different effects that their new Z-dsp card had to offer.

More info at SSSR Labs"

SoundMit 2019: Special Waves - Modular Controller

Published on Nov 8, 2019 sonicstate

"This is one unit we didn't get a chance to see at Superbooth this year. Mine S is a versatile MIDI controller that can also use all sorts of other protocols including OSC, DMX, Art-net and more. This makes it perfect for all sorts of different applications. You can also control more than one protocol at a time.

This product was actually successfully funded via an Indiegogo campaign earlier this year."

Soundmit 2019: Special Waves MineS Modular MIDI Controller

Published on Nov 8, 2019 Ask.Audio

"MineS is a truly interesting, modular, MIDI controller. it features MIDI In and Out and MIDI over USB and a whole host of innovative features. Max and Riccardo from Special Waves take you through the latest new features of this soon to be released MIDI controller at Soundmit."

'80s stories and Roland D-50

Published on Nov 8, 2019 SynthMania

"Stories of how the peeps from my generation (X) experienced music, record stores, genres, "music critics", and a look at an italian music magazine from that era - showcasing their picks and choices for the best rock albums of the '50s, '60s, '70s, and '80s. And a few Roland D-50 demos :-)"

Patch n Tweak

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