MATRIXSYNTH: 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Jean-Michel Jarre VR: WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE (NYE in virtual Notre Dame)


jeanmicheljarre

WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE (The Album) is out now https://JMJ.lnk.to/WTTOSAW

"In partnership with @Ville de Paris, and under the patronage of @UNESCO, Electronic Music pioneer @jeanmicheljarre teams up with French VR start-up VRrOOm to take us into the New Year with a Live-stream trailblazing concert-spectacular set in the virtual environment of the planetary landmark, Notre-Dame de Paris.

'Welcome to the Other Side' is a one-off exclusive, worldwide and open-to-all, free concert experience whose ambition, beyond celebrating the New Year in a futuristic and festive way, is to send a message of hope for 2021 and for the end of the dark times we are all going through this year: a digital and virtual invitation from Paris, the City of Light, vibrant metropole of the Arts & of Culture and home to the most famous cathedral in the world. Notre-Dame has a unique place in the collective imagination, it is a symbol of the strength and of World Heritage that binds us together.

Here is how to join the VR experience:

6DoF Concert:
- Download the VRChat app on Steam, Oculus or Viveport to watch the concert in virtual reality on all PC VR headsets, Oculus Quest and Quest 2 + link cable, or simply via PC
Once in VRChat, check the 'NOTRE-DAME CONCERT' icon in the WORLDS menu to access the concert. Attention, the world will be activated on December 31 at 11:23pm CET only (December 31 at 2:23pm PST).
Quest and Quest 2 users who are not equipped with the link cable will be able to access a lighter version of the concert!
REPLAYS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL FOR 24 HOURS!

6DoF After-party:
- Download the VRChat app on Steam, Oculus or Viveport to watch the concert in virtual reality on all PC VR headsets, Oculus Quest and Quest 2 with or without link cable, or simply via PC
Once in VRChat, check the 'NOTRE-DAME AFTER-PARTY' icon in the WORLDS menu to access the party. Attention, the world will be activated starting January 1 at 00:13pm CET only (December 31 at 3:13pm PST).
Many suprises await you in the after-party world!
REPLAYS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL FOR 4 DAYS UNTIL JANUARY 4!

3DoF Concert will be accessible inside Oculus Venues, from December 31 at 11:25pm to January 4."

Interstellar // No Time For Caution [Epic Synth Cover]


Amie Waters

"This was a Patreon chosen song that almost got lost to 2020, but I summoned all my energy and in a moment of impractical, love fueled madness, I was able to throw caution to the wind and pull one final cover out for you all. Thank you, my supporters and patrons, for keeping me going through this awful year."

#Jamuary2021 | Day 01 | Insomnia | MakeNoise Shared System + Endorphin.es Shuttle


Cinematic Laboratory

"Last year many people around the world participated in the #Jamuary initiative. The idea is to share a jam - any jam on any instruments - each day in January 2021, and tag it with #Jamuary2021 so we all can find them! I am hoping we can unite the world again, and this time there's plenty of time to jam because of the lockdown. So feed your creativity and have fun as we wait for things to go back to normal.

This jam features a modular cover from Faithless' legendary Insomnia track which also features a small sample of Maxi Jazz, but mangled beyond recongnition with the Morphagene. On new years eve, nobody will be able to get some sleep!"

MIDERA | Inflection


MIDERA

"This was 2020 for me. Obviously the pandemic was the major story throughout the year, but it gave me a lot of time with my daughter - and I got to share a lot of special time with her that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. So I am thankful for my time with her.

The first shot was from a trip my wife and I took to Duluth, a few weeks before quarantine. Even then we felt a sense of something bad coming. But we still went out and explored.

Anyway, here's 2020."

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Featuring the Sequential Prophet-5. Additional posts here.

1979 ARP 2600, Omni-2, Piano and Quartet Infosheets



via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest, including a couple from Roland and Moog.

ARP "From Jimmy With ARP"



via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the write-up and additional scans.

"ARP 'From Jimmy With ARP' half-page black and white advertisement from page 41 in the June 20, 1974 issue of Downbeat Magazine."

Noise Engineering Spring 2018 - Live Modular Jam Session


Noise Engineering

"Another jam from the back catalog.

Gear List

Case:
- Jabara Sequent (prototype)
- Basimilus Iteritas Alter x2
- Cursus Iteritas x2
- Manis Iteritas
- Pons Asinorum (prototype)
- WMD DPLR
- Mutable Instruments Clouds
- Xerest Dualis
- Xerest Numeri (prototype)
- Lapsus Os
- Mimetic Digitalis
- TipTop Circadian Rhythms
- The Mullet x2
- Extra Mullet x1
- The Mullet
- WMD/SSF Pole Zero
- WMD DPLR
- WMD MSCL
- Mezcal

Recording:
Berhinger mixer for monitoring.
Sony PCM-M10 for conversion to the digital domain.
Panasonic HC-770 for video.

Processing:
A quick eq/limiting pass in Reaper. No edits etc.

Noise Engineering | Get Out Of The Box

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Manual Advance by BENGE from the album ARPFORMS


zack dagoba

"The track is taken from my album "Arpforms" - every sound on the album was made on the Arp 2500!

2020 saw the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ARP 2500. This video is an homage to this amazing machine

https://zackdagoba.bandcamp.com/album...

instagram: memetunestudio"


Download includes 12 page PDF booklet



"This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the ARP 2500

Introduced in 1970, the 2500 was Alan R Pearlman’s first commercial product, being sold under his company’s name Tonus Inc. Alan had come from an engineering background, having worked as a designer for a company providing equipment for NASA, which was used on the Gemini and Apollo space programmes. Indeed, some of the circuitry and hardware that was sent into space was actually used in the 2500 synthesiser, giving an indication of the quality and precision of the instrument he was responsible for creating

The team that developed the 2500 must have put much time and thought into the development of the system before it was finally put into production. Contemporaneous equipment consisted only of modular systems, and therefore the concept of the pre-wired keyboard synthesiser had not yet been formed, and the only instruments (other than electric organs) that were available were fully or semi-modular in nature

With the 2500 the decision was made to do away with the patch-cord method of interconnecting the various signals and control voltages, replacing them with a series of matrix-switches to make the connections. There are several advantages with this design philosophy, but there are also a few disadvantages which I will describe later. The biggest advantage I can see is that it makes patching the system very neat and tidy, there being no cables to work around when building sounds. On a conventionally patched system, the amount of cables can build up very quickly to become a mass of tangled wires, which can obscure the control surface and legending on the synthesiser, making it hard to see what is going on. On the 2500 the controls are always kept clear

BURG Session Template 05 - (Goodbye 2020 and Happy New Year!)


ollilaboratories

"If you like my music you can find it here http://bit.ly/BurgMusic and also please consider supporting me at patreon for as little as 1 USD http://bit.ly/BurgPatreon

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Album info:

Continuing my plans going into 2021 and the writing of my new album, with this i will be posting template jam sessions to YouTube from which I will base and recreate the final tracks. These jam sessions are in no way finalised tracks, but you will be able to hear the main ideas before i start fine tuning the details.

If you join my patreon there will be behind the scenes materials, bonus tracks, stems, sound packs from these sessions and also a possibility to remix the future shortlist single for my release. You will be able to follow the creation of the entire album from idea to final product.

http://bit.ly/BurgPatreon

Track info:

Session 05 is a bit more upbeat style track, the idea was to use the Erebus as main theme, to showcase its nice creamy features.. dub style together with the RE-20 space echo and a huge modulated reverb in the empress really hit the spot.

Also, i wanted to dial it back a bit and make it a tad more minimal than the other tracks. Running at 115 bpm it is still pretty dense, so i hope there is air enough between the sounds making it enjoyable.

Make sure to have a happy new year everyone, i hope that 2021 will bring more music and less chaos. Stay safe all and do something nice for someone today !! Peace !

BURG

GearList:

* Erebus (sequenced by force), main theme + RE-20 space echo and empress reverb
* AKAI force, main kicks + percussion/stabs and sinus low end bass 1
* AKAI force also does the phaser string pads
* Elektron Digitakt, hhs, additional percussion and one dubby stab
* Elektron Digitone, melodies/strings
* Roland TR-707, closed HH and toms
* Avalon Bassline, square melody
* Volca Bass ( sequenced by force ) saw low end bass 2
* Volca Keys + MS70CDR , melody pad

Modular:

* Enorphin.es Furthrrr generator through Clouds, FM style melody controlled by Pressure points
* Intellijel Plonk, clap style percussion
* Intellijel / Noise Tools, White noise, hh style percussion + Ripples VCF
* MI Rings, random melody sequence
* Modulation by Pams, Quadrax and planar 2
* Eloquencer, main sequencer

All is recorded live in one take down on 2-track, Zoom H5. Post processing in DAW, compressor and limiter with Izotope 7 plugins."

Re-Start 2021 - more fun in twenty-one


SSM Curtis

Impulse Command Pandemic Version New Years Eve 2020


The Free Radikal

Cobalt 8M - 001


verstaerker

"my first try using my new Modal Cobalt8M in a musical context
first i created baseline-patch, recorded a loop of it and layered it with another patch and sequence on the Digitakt i created nice Beat"

Cobalt 8M - 002 - Chord Modes

"trying out different chord modes with an simple arpeggio-sequence
digitakt beat from previous video to make it more interesting"

Meng Qi : 静止 Static | 流动 Flow


Meng Qi

流动 Flow


"Link to EP : http://bit.ly/WPResoFb

2020 was a bumpy year. But there was a major achievement for me, which is the release of Wing Pinger and Wingie. For so long I've been dreaming of designing standalone synth, for that standalone synths convey more of designers' ideas and decisions. The release of Wing Pinger and Wingie are not just a graduation ceremony for me, it marks a starting point for new adventures.

In 2021, I have two major plans for me. One is several collaborative synth projects with synth designers I've admired for a long time. Once done, it'll fullfill my life goal in some way. Another is working with Annqi for a Chinese synthesizer podcast and WeChat social media, it's called 合成少数派 (Synthesize Minority). You can consider following it if you use WeChat.

At this moment, I would like to release an EP, it's called Wing Pinger Resonator Feedback. It was an experiment I've done in April, by using Ableton Resonator in the feedback loop of Wing Pinger. The thoughts behind was to use Wing Pinger chaos for timbers and dynamics, and to use Resonator to broadly hinting stable pitches. In this case, there is no need to worry about pitch quantization in a chaotic system, but "quantization" happens naturally with resonances. This method frees up the chaotic system, and at the same time providing stable tonal feels.

This experiment inspired me and actually gave me a new way of thinking. It's the start of designing Wingie, as well as a start for a very important collaborative project, and certainly means a lot to me. I choose the first day of 2021 to release it, as I concluded 2020, and start the new year fresh.

Wish all of you good luck in your future endeavours.

http://mengqimusic.com"

オリジナル曲「RACING SPIRIT」YAMAHA CX11&FUJITSU FM77AV Version


NOZ MUSIC

Also see SEGA「SUPER HANG-ON」より「Winning Run」を「TX816」で作りました♪

Goolgish translation for the video description (original Japanese further below):

"RACING SPIRIT
Composition / Arrangement: NOZ
This song is inspired by a racing game.
Assuming that it can be used in SEGA's SUPER HANG-ON and OUT RUN, I finished the song for about 5 minutes.

This song was produced with the extended PLAY statement "EDPLAY" of FUJITSU FM77AV.
While playing the FM77AV's built-in OPN FM sound source YM2203, I play the YAMAHA CX11 FM sound source unit SFG-01 (YM2151) and YAMAHA RX21 connected to my own MIDI board via MIDI.
The CX11's SFG-01 has been converted into an FM sound module by TAINY SOUND MODULE, and the SFG-01's FM sound module YM2151 can be played with 8 multitimbrals.
The drum part uses YAMAHA RX21.
In other words, this song is played with YM2203 (3 FM sound sources & 3 PSG sound sources) + YM2151 (8 stereo FM sound sources) + PCM drum (9 tones).
For MIDI data, 11 parts of MIDI parts are transmitted from the MIDI board in the EDPLAY statement of FM77AV.
The remaining 5 parts are assigned to the FM77AV's built-in FM sound source YM2203's FM sound source 3 sounds and PSG sound source 2 sounds.
How long can you play 16 parts with the memory capacity of FM77AV? I made a test with the intention of exploring the limits.
As a result, I managed to complete the full chorus even though the memory was over.
The FM77AV can also be used as a 16-track MIDI sequencer by using the extended PLAY statement "EDPLAY", so it actually has great potential.
Those who like FM synthesis, those who like racing games, those who like SEGA, those who are interested in SYNTHWAVE, please listen ♪

TAINY SOUND MODULE
http://www.tiny-yarou.com/tsm.html

NOZ FM SYNTHESIZE
https://noz-music.amebaownd.com/ "

Original Japnese:

Super Rare Orgon Enigiser Routable Desktop Synth



via this auction

"Super Rare Orgon Enigiser in excellent shape.

Previously used in pro studio.
Will go into service/check in 2021, so it can be enjoyed for years without issues.
More pictures will follow.


You will receive:

Orgon Enigiser Modular Synth
Custom Erica Synths PSU
Manual (Copy PDF)
Power Cord
Ocsidance Invoice including 3 months warranty
Service Report"

You can find demos of the Orgon Enigiser, including some from Bostich, in previous posts here.

Roland Boutique TB03 Computer Controlled 303 Bass Line Synth



via this auction

Synthstrom Audible Deluge



via this auction

"All-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler designed for the creation, performance and improvisation of electronic music. This machine is in fantastic condition and includes the original power supply, user guide, USB cable and an aftermarket carrying case."

Intellijel Rainmaker



via this auction

"Make It Rain... Or Shine
Cylonix and Intellijel are at it again with a combination rhythm and comb delay module. The Rhythm Delay allows individual control of any or all 16 taps—set timing, level, pan, filter type, cutoff and Q on each tap. The Comb Delay opens up further possibilities for complex comb filtering, along with resonator or reverb effects. Bring some light showers or something more torrential to your rack."

Electrotechnique TSynth v4 Synthesizer Kit



via this auction

You can find demos of the TSynth v4 in previous posts here.

"A complete bill of materials (DIY Kit) to create your own TSynth, based on the latest Teensy v4.1 Microcontroller. All the parts you need will be provided, but some basic knowledge of soldering and using the Arduino IDE are required to complete the build.

MFOS Weird Sound Generator



via this auction, also on Reverb

Nice looking build.

MFOS Weird Sound Generator.
led color: matte white
output: 3.5mm jack
size: 120x100x55mm
4.7x3.9x2.2in
weight:~450g
9V DC (may be powered by a 9v battery)

REON Driftbox J Limited [Very Rare] VCA & CV controller / Programmable Joystick



via this auction

"Driftbox J is the first VCA-CV controller + sequencer in the series, assuming a combination of a Driftbox S / R Synthesizer and an external device such as a sequencer. Two large joysticks control the CV output on the X axis with VCA on the Y axis. Although oscillator is not installed in Driftbox J itself, by inputting audio and CV / GATE / MIDI signal from the outside, it is possible to change the level and pan without changing the audio signal groove, output the processed CV It is possible to manipulate parameters of other Synthesizers.

Features:

2 Joystick VCA controller

XY dual CV controller
2 C manual CV output control and attenuation
2 channel programmable CV sequence output
16 steps · Program memory

Step input and manual / loop input

MIDI / GATE synchronization

Master / slave operation with gate pulse signal
Slave operation by MIDI

Connections

MIDI In
Gate In/Out
Audio In (2x)
Audio Out (2x)
CV-A / CV-B 1ch /2ch"

12/31/2020 / Verbos Electronics / Eurorack Modular Synthesizer


Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

17- The Arturia PolyBrute- The Matrix Part B


AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the second part of a two-part video exploration of the functionality of the matrix present on the Arturia PolyBrute. As it focuses on functionality, there is relatively little audio-related content or performance.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Arturia PolyBrute in order to provide the various parts necessary. The drums were assembled out of loops from Apple’s GarageBand.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/automaticgainsay"

AutomaticGainsay Arturia PolyBrute posts

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Rare Kurzweil VA1 Demo


Kurzweil VA1 Quick Demo 1 by WeiserSound

Demo of the suepr rare Kurzweil VA1 that enver made it into production. Apparently the engine made it's way into the PC3X.

"I finally dusted off my VA1 and banged out a very quick/dirty demo with 9 tracks, one take each, no quantization, plus a cheesy drum track. The display closeup shows choices for oscillators, filters, "deform" (an extra block of shapers and distortions), "processors" (sub oscillators, ring mod, etc in the Osc section), modulation sources and FX (not implemented).

There's a tiny bit of reverb con everything, and a small amount of Laserverb on two of the leads, both coming from a KSP8. Most of the better DSP items survived and now live inside of the current Kurz boards like PC4, Forte and SP6. Note - many of the DSP items were experimental or iterations, never meant to see the light of day.

This is one of ten prototype units that were made, and one of the few that had the cooler paint job.

For music choice, I went with The Traitor, from Herbie Hancock's Manchild album, an old fav!"

You can find a handful of posts featuring the Kurzweil VA1 here.

Roland MKS-70 Super JX Analog Synthesizer



via this auction

"Roland MKS70 (rack version of the JX10 keyboard).12 voice, 64 onboard patches."

Update: the seller also has an Ibanez SDR 1000+ Stereo Reverb listed here.

With Starlight In Their Eyes - Djangosfire Serge Improv Dec 2020


djangosfire

"'With the starlight in their eyes, they glimmer and shine - Set to cruise through the heavens, the Milky Way and beyond - Rumble shakes the capsule, as time between the past and the far off lead to wonder - To the Earth they say goodbye... with starlight in their eyes'

'Starlight in Their Eyes' 12-29-2020 Adam Scramstad/Djangosfire

I’ve been so busy past few months building DIY Buchla style modules... and I have NOT had any time to finish putting this Serge System together (its been sitting for way too long) until this afternoon. For me, the “test” of a system is when you sit down with NO patch cords (a blank slate) and start building a foundation patch.. then let it lead you into space. If I look up at the clock only to realize a few hours have past... well, then it all A-OK! Cheers - Adam"

John Bowen Solaris V2.0 Update Released


John Bowen

Above is a quick video from John Bowen on the new Phase Mod Oscillator posted back in March. You might remember mention of it in this post from February. The update is now available. Some details via the John Bowen Synth Design forum (pic via this previous post):


"I am very happy to announce the release of v2.0 Operating System for the Solaris!

I wanted to post a huge 'Thank You' to Jim Hewes, who has been laboring for almost 4 years on the Solaris OS. Jim has fixed more than 80 bugs, and added at least a dozen of features that I have requested. During this last year, not only did he completely re-work the entire SysEx code (replacing a bare-bones NRPN system) to allow for MIDI access to all of the now over 7300+ parameters (!), but has been working overtime to get a reasonable 4-part Multimode structure working. I think you will all agree what he has done is managed to save the Solaris from early abandonment to bring it forward as a still viable current instrument. What other hardware synth has been able to do that which came out 10 years ago?

I would also like to thank Hrast for coding the new Phase Mod oscillator type, and Sonic Core for providing the code for the CZ waveshape set. You can view Hrast's work under the name Hrastprogrammer and his wonderful software synth Transiztow: http://www.hrastprogrammer.com/hrastwerk/index.htm...

The biggest structural change is that each Multi Preset now is actually 4 layers deep, making it four times the size of a previous preset. All older presets will load as 4-part Multi Presets. Loading an older preset file automatically converts it into the new Multi Preset format. The new Multi Preset will populate Part 1 with all the parameters, including the Master FX, Output settings, Performance knob assignments, stored joystick position, SamplePool, arpeggiator settings, Assign switches, and BPM. As before, when the Preset LED is on, you are in Preset Mode. Touching any parameter knob will immediately jump out of Preset Mode and put the Solaris into Edit Mode. When in edit mode, the bottom line of the center display will display the current selected parameter, which now includes the part number as P1, P2, etc.

New Oscillator Type: PhaseMod (PhsMod)

In addition to all of the new Multimode features, a 7th Oscillator Type has been added. This features both “DX7-style FM” (otherwise known as Phase Modulation or PM) and Phase Distortion (PD, from the Casio family of CZ synths). The waveshapes provided are as follows: For PM – Sine, Morphing Saw (Morph1), Morphing Square (Morph2) For PD – CZSaw, CZSquare, CZPulse, CZSawPulse, CZReso1, CZReso2, and CZReso3.

For Phase Modulation, use PMod as the mod destination. For Phase Distortion, use the Shape knob and destination. (You can have both types of modulation going on, of course.) On the oscillator’s page 2, you will find Sync and Quant(ization) parameters. For the PhaseMod Type, the only sync value is Gate. For certain PM sounds, you need to ‘lock’ the start of the phase to make sure you have a consistent attack to the sound, or you don’t want to have phase cancellation with stacked oscillators. Gate works with the Phase setting, to restart the phase at a specific point for every note-on event.

Quantize reduces the bit resolution of the PhaseMod oscillator. The range is 0-31 (with 31 = 1 bit). Results are very subtle until you are in the 27-30 range.”

Modbap Per4mer Eurorack Effects Explanation and Jam by Trovarsi


Perfect Circuit

"Our friend Trovarsi came by to show us some of the sounds of the Modbap Modular Per4mer and explain how some of its features work. The Per4mer has four arcade buttons that switch on DJ style effects (delay, reverb, glitch and tape stop). There is also a color processor that gives everything you pass through it the sound of a digital sampler, or some saturation or a vinyl emulation. The Per4mer has a compressor that can do regular compression as well as sidechaining or compress a signal in time with a clock.

Of course since the Per4mer is a eurorack module you can trigger the effects with triggers instead of pushing the buttons, and you can control the knob settings with the CV inputs. The Per4mer is also stereo in and out!

Per4mer available here: https://www.perfectcircuit.com/modbap...

Timeline:

00:00 - Intro
00:07 - Jam
02:13 - Effect Overview
03:10 - Color Processor
03:45 - Compressor
03:58 - CV Control"

Modugand-Brian Bamanya and Javier Díez Ena


Afrorack

"I did a little collaborative project with Spanish artist and Theremin player Javier Díez Ena. The track is called Modugand."

cool diy sequencer

New Custom Patches for the Korg Minilogue XD by Robust American Patches





via Robust American Patches

"We are extremely proud to offer Volume I for the Korg Minilogue XD! Volume I is a collection of 64 brand new patches. (Plus, as always, you get 10 brand new complimentary patches) This collection isn't all sequences/beats and key trigger fun...Although there is plenty of that! We've also included some very playable poly synths and smooth legato basses and leads. Every patch in this collection makes heavy use of the XD's main controllers. The joystick, aftertouch and velocity all come together to make these sounds fun and extremely expressive. Save 40% as part of our New Year's Sale!

Happy New Year to all Synthusiasts everywhere!"

Links:

Volume I for the Minilogue XD

Volume I Patch List Page

Kurzweil MS-1 MICROSEQUENCER 4-TRACK SEQUENCER



via this auction

I believe this is the first one to be feature on the site.

"We recently acquired the entire stock of Philadelphia's legendary Cintioli's Music store and will be listing it here on eBay in the coming weeks. This piece was taken from the pre-owned stock of that store and is guaranteed to work well."

Altered FM explorations with opsix


Korg

"Join KORG's James Sajeva as we dive into sounds and features on Korg's new opsix altered FM synthesizer"

Tone Tweakers Vintage ARP 2600 Synthesizer Model 2601


123synthland

"Find meticulously refurbished and future-proofed ARP 2600s and other vintage synths that are better than the rest at https://www.tonetweakers.com"

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & Eventide H9 (Spacetime)


3rdStoreyChemist

Korg Prologue 8 Audio Only Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer Demo Rik Marston


Rik Marston Official

"Korg Prologue 8 Audio Only"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn it UP!!!***

Perfect Analog / Digital / Hybrid synthesizer power!
This audio only demo gives us ARPs to PADS & Digital SINE Sweeps!
This synthesizer is a BLAST to use & record with, excellent value!
If you want more than 4 voices the Prologue 8 will make you smile!

I have a Sikhote Alin iron meteorite from Russia on the Prologue 8 :)"

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AhnyxianSou...

Music: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/rik-marston/

Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer (1982) "Underwater Light" - Somos Los Cenotes - Diving Video


RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound
supported by UVI: http://bit.ly/retrosound-uvi

The last video in 2020.
A crazy year is coming to an end. Many things have changed. Not a good year for artists and people who live from music. It affects me less, but I can feel the effects. I hope that we can leave all of this behind us soon.
And I would say thank you for your loyalty and for the nice comments.

I wish all my friends here on YouTube a Happy (and better) 2021.
Do what you love. 🎹
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Since years I making the background music for the documentaries of the Dominican Republic Speleological Society (DRSS). It's a non-profit company and I don't take any money for it. The purpose is to sensitize and educate the population about the protection of the native nature.
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One of the last expeditions was to the underwater caves on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. For the footage thanks to Somos Los Cenotes/DRSS

all synthesizer sounds: Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer (1982)
drums: LinnDrum, E-MU samples
recording: multi-track, played by hand

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop: https://teespring.com/de/stores/retro... RetroSound Home: https://retrosound72.wixsite.com/home"

Kaossilator Sketch #1: Basic Jazz


poorness studios

"I think the KORG Kaossilator can be considered a music producers sketch pad. I'm going to do a series of musical sketches for the next several Wednesdays. This video is the first sketch, simple jazz. Stay tuned for more."

Buchla Audio Mults


Todd Barton

"Surprised I hadn't tried this before...but...
More at https://www.patreon.com/synthtodd"

Wind Synth Eurorack Demo


Jeff Hopkins

"Alright... putting together my first Eurorack setup.... These Fricko modules are amazing. Here's a short demo, with a saxy-ish patch.

00:00 - Start of demo
00:48 - Low register demo
01:13 - Mid/highish register demo
01:36 - Talk through of the setup

From left to right I have:
-OWP Custom module (instrument interface and power)
-Tiptop Audio MISO (Mix Invert Scale and Offset) utility
-Fricko Blip! (Pulse waveshaper)
-Fricko Shell (odd harmonic waveshaper thing)
-Pitsburgh SV-1b (Oscillators, Filter, mixer etc)
-Fricko Splice (Filtered combiner, takes highs from one source and mixes with low from the other)"

Impressive! Some additional notes:

* it uses his non-MIDI analog wind controller (very smooth!)
* it explains his rig
* it use my Fricko modules so the emphasis is on the cohesive variation of tone over the range of notes:

# Blip! waveshaper (constant breadth waves, like Variophon),
# Shell wavershaper (gappy waveshapes whose harmonics don't monotonically decrease in level),
# Splice combiner (36db/8ve reverse crossover, to give effect found in many wind instruments).

Arcaico Kairos VCA-DELAY #modularsynthesizer #eurorack #arcaico #delay


Arcaico Instruments

"Kairos is analogue hybrid that reproduces the classic vintage BBD/Echo tape delay with VCA integrated, delay tone control and a dedicated wet out. The delay time range goes from 0.05ms to 1.1sec.

Technical specifications:

VCA (with attenuator)
CV time control (with attenuator)
TONE control delay
WET dedicated out
LOOP function
FEEDBACK control

10 HP
50mm deep"



"Reverb in eurorack format inspired by the infamous Reverberation Machine, built in THT technology with passive welded 'point-to-point' components, characterized by a VCA input and a post reverb distortion.

The input section is controlled by an integrated VCA. The TONE switch darkens or lightens the signal. The Decay, controlled in CV, through LDR resistor allows to create a large reverb: increasing the Decay to maximum level the feedback extends to infinity. The GAIN control allows to saturate the post-reverb signal. The RAVE button short-circuits the IN and OUT of the module, so as to obtain an infinite and self-regenerative feedback, creating auto-oscillation of the effect."

MFOS Modular system Demo


Luc Debeck

"Mfos Modular system is custom built system inspired by Music from outer space technology. I used the Kenton Pro Solo MK3 and Ableton Live."

Analog Vintage Synth Collection used as beatbox (no talking)


coyotesynth

"Arturia Keystep Pro sequences Pro One, Minimoog Model D, Arp Odyssey, Dominion 1, Hypersynth Xenophone, Vermona '14, to make a hi-end beatbox and arpeggiated sounds."

Suzuki Waraku III TES-371 Electric Nagoya Harp Taishogoto Synthesizer





via this auction

You can find demos of one in previous posts here.

"The Waraku is a fully electronic Taishōgoto synthesizer. You can played as a keyboard or via 5 'electronic' strings to emulate Japanese instruments like the koto (harp), shamisen (lute) and shakuhachi (flute) among (30!) others. Also includes a pitch bend control, vibrato switch and four programmable drum pads with outputs for amplifier, headphones and MIDI.

Symbolic Sound KYMA CAPYBARA 320 System Music Synthesizer



via this auction

See the Symbolic Sound label for additional posts including demos.

Oberheim Matrix-1000 Cream White



via this auction

"Upper left rack ear is slightly bent, but does not cause any problem when racking the synthesizer. Please see the picture.

This is a great synth module with 1000 patches (800 preset, 200 user). Simple to use.

The Oberheim Matrix 1000 is the same architecture of the Oberheim Matrix 6 in a single space rack unit featuring 1000 Matrix Synth patches. Like the Matrix 6 and 6R, it features 6 voices of polyphony, 2 DCO's per voice, a low pass filter, 2 VCA's, 3 ADSRS and 2 LFOS. While it does have the same powerful sound engine as the Matrix 6, it can only be edited via an external MIDI editor and is largely seen as a preset driven Matrix 6 in a small space."

Original Box for the Yamaha SY-1 Analog Solo Synthesizer



via this auction

Note the listing is for the box only. What I thought interesting was the little keyboard image on the box. It looks like a modern day mini synth or midi controller.

White Studio Electronics Code 8 SN 1318



via this auction

"Studio Electronics Code 8
Mint condition with custom paint job, one of a kind.
Recently tuned and calibrated and had op amp upgrades.
Comes with 8 voices all fitted with Moog, Oberheim and CS80 filters on every voice.
Original box and packaging."

Waldorf Microwave SN 400337



via this auction

Metasonix S-2000



via this auction

"The S-2000 is not merely a new repackaging of old designs. It is a revolution, and a game changer. Metasonix does not make “clones” of “vintage” gear, so you will find the S-2000 to be completely different from any other musical instrument you have ever used. It is capable of simulating some classic “vintage” synthesizer sounds, but because of the numerous quirks of vacuum-tube electronics, it is able to do very much more than that.

Unlike ordinary analog synths, the S-2000 has an all-tube signal path. It is a basic yet flexible path: Operator 1, which can be used as a bandpass filter but is more likely to be used as a voltage-controlled oscillator, feeds directly into Operator 2, which is an identical circuit. Its output goes into the VCA, where an envelope is imposed on the signal.

All the controls to the left of Operator 1 are the CV effect controls. The S-2000 has three “contour” or envelope generators: C1 controls the VCA envelope, and has rise and fall (attack/release) controls. C2 and C3 are transient, or “attack/decay” envelopes. They can be used as LFOs by activating their REPEAT switches. The speed of the repetition is controlled by both the rise and fall knobs, so they are used as LFOs with variable duty cycle. The built-in ribbon controller is a standard SpectraSymbol 400mm industrial position sensor, requiring only a very light touch to activate."

Medusa Hybrid Synth - Tape Sound Tutorial


Polyend

"Here's a small hint from Isobutane on how to make the Medusa Hybrid synthesizer sound a bit like an old tape."

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Kawai K1v VST Percussion sounds


by Mark Ireland

"In all their 8-bit glory, there is some compression and one sound is effected by the Eventide H3000 vst."

You can find details on the Kawai K1V posted here.

Bob Moog Foundation 2020 Year-In-Review Recap!


moogfoundation

"As we prepare to turn the page on 2020, we pause to reflect on all that has taken place for us at the Bob Moog Foundation. We have faced some great challenges, and made some great accomplishments, and we want to thank you more than ever for your support throughout this year. As we continue to adapt and explore new ways to serve both our local and global communities, we are deeply grateful for all of your support!

Many thanks to all of you who have supported our innovative path forward.
Please support our work here: http://bit.ly/ContributeBMF

Music: "Ties That Bind" by Parallax
Written by Randel Osborne and David C. Lovelace
umop.com/parallax.htm"

Waldorf Micro Q Keyboard Virtual Analog Synthesizer SN 130006000176 w/ Original Box



via this auction

Cool pic of the Micro Q Keyboard, XTk, and Q together. Thee, Four, and Five octaves.

Cwejman S-1 Eggshell



via this auction

Moog VX-351 and VX-352 Expander with Rack Kit



via this auction

Nortec Bostich+Fussible at 021 (Premiered at Marvin Festival)


Pepe Mogt

Harlem Nights - Bit of Bebop Again (Korg Rhythm 55, Roland Juno 106, SCI Pro One, Prophet VS)


harlemnightsmusic

"Back with a new start, a new oldschool track, hope you enjoy, Breakdance footage from the 1984 film Beat Street

Rhythm: Korg KR55 with added percussion TR808 using Korg Electribe ESX-1
Bass: Sequential Pro One
Seq: SCI Pro One, Minkorg 700S
Chords, melody: Roland Juno 106
Vocoder: Roland SVC-350

Available here: https://harlemnights.bandcamp.com/tra..."

Electronisounds Audio [LIVESTREAM] Liveset for Clownfest 4!


Electronisounds Audio

The Safety Valve - 5U Tube Distortion by LMNC/Laurutis


Distortion Disorder

The Safety Valve

Chord testing


Three Delay Tap

"Testing ... testing ...

First one with "vintage" test equipment, using Bruël & Kjaer 1022, Voltcraft FG607, unnamed function generator "105", Lyons Instruments Pulse PG 73N, Thurlby multiplexer OM358 and Eventide H9 for FX (shimmer!).
Manually controlling pithc on the Bruël & Kjaer, and fading in/out all the sounds on the mixer.
Recorded with Soundcraft 22MTK and only comp and a bit of EQ in Logic."

VIRTUAL ROLAND SOUND CANVAS PROGRAMMER - for APPLE LOGIC v4 > vX



Avialable on Reverb here, and eBay here for $39.99.

"FOR USE WITH Roland SC-88 PRO, SC-88, SC-55 MKII, SC-55, SC-8850*, CM-64, etc. (*partial support only)


*Dust off and unleash the programming power of your venerable Roland SOUND CANVAS
*Press into service those fat and juicy Roland resonant filters
*Tweak all those pesky hidden effects parameters
*Easily dial in all those eminently routable continuous controllers for maximum expression and creativity
*Program unique sounds starting with the basic building blocks of the well-honed Roland GM sound sets
*Play all those old SMF files with a unique twist to your sounds, programmed by you
*These are just some of the things you can do with this new comprehensive Roland SOUND CANVAS programmer for Apple’s LOGIC DAW


This software is a virtual Roland Sound Canvas programmer for use with various Roland Sound Canvas synthesizers. It simulates a hardware programmer in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio / sequencer program (formerly Emagic LOGIC). To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer (or you can use the built-in serial interface on some of these units). This software CANNOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances. It will not run in Reason, Ableton, AU, VST or any other plug-in format. It is created and presented through use of the LOGIC “environment” architecture.

This programmer is compatible with many different Roland SOUND CANVAS models to varying degrees. Completely optimized for Roland SC-88 PRO, it handles all possible editing duties in that unit with the single exception of micro-tuning, and the same for the SC-88. It will also support the earlier SOUND CANVAS models such as the SC-55 Mk II, SC-55, and a host of others using the GM standard and extras to the degree supported by your particular model’s architecture. This includes Roland’s PC computer products, Virtual Sound Canvas and many others - about 40 different units in all. Check this WIKI page if you want too see if your unit may be supported: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Sound_Canvas

MOK Introduces Filtryg Professional Dual Filter Effect


MOK Filtryg Introduction

"MOK is excited to introduce Filtryg, a professional dual filter effect with deep sound sculpting features to aid in mixing, or add new dimensions in rhythm and timbre to recorded tracks. The integrated envelope follower, wide range LFOs, and MIDI keyboard tracking, each react to your playing as well as your source audio, forming an inspired filter effect that becomes a part of your performance.

The Filtryg dual filter effect plugin offers three filter types with a 12 dB State Variable Filter running in series or parallel with a choice of either 24 dB Ladder, or multiple modes of Biquad, each with their own personality and character. The State Variable Filter is continuously morph-able from Lowpass to Highpass filter modes, with either Bandpass or Notch in-between, while the Ladder and Biquad have a Drive control for extra punch and crunch on the output.

Filtryg’s visually striking interface offers a knob-based control surface, familiar to synthesists and effects users alike. The audio path, modulation routes, and their respective controls are all plainly visible and understandable from the front panel, enabling intuitive and speedy effect construction. It is possible to set up the harmonic-rich sound of audio rate filter FM, including assignable keyboard tracking, in just a few seconds. Finally, all of Filtryg’s parameters are available to automate from the plugin host.

Filtryg is compatible with AAX, AU and VST on Mac, PC and Linux, and is available now at MOK.com.

Features:

- Dual filter configuration in Series, Parallel or Mixed for flexible timbral shaping

- 12 dB State Variable Filter (LP, HP, BP, N), 24 dB Ladder Filter (LP, HP), and multiple Biquad Filter choices, each with distinct personality and character

- Morph knob morphs between State Variable Filter modes for dynamic filter variation

- Drive knob adds punch and crunch to the Ladder and Biquad Filter output

- Audio rate Filter FM enables unusual harmonic generation capabilities

- Keytrack modulation control for integrating keyboard performance

- Envelope Follower for direct interaction with input audio and sidechain pumping effects

- Tempo synchronized LFOs and threshold triggered Envelopes for rhythmic modulations

- Customizable color themes and language settings"

MB-6582 midibox sid - C64 - Enigma Force cover


X1L3

"The theme from the sequel of Shadowfire recreated with the MB6582, a Boss DR550 mk2 and some supersaws to pad it out a bit.

Staying quite faithful to the original with all the modulated PWM stuff from the MB6582.

Another shout out to Fred Gray - the composer of the original C64 version.

Cheers to:
https://www.lemon64.com/
For hosting the scans that i used here :)

A fun one to do. The tune is great, and making the little comic strip recreation of the crashed shuttle opening screen bought a smile to my face :)"

See the X1L3 and Midibox labels below for more.

ESK - analog Drums and a Graphic Equalizer


Metunar

"Got an old analog Rane GE60 Graphic Equalizer (2x 30 band with +/-12dB on each band).
So i thought to make a video that shows some nice sound experiments i can do with it.
I had 3 setups in mind:
1. Use the EQ as mono to stereo effect.
2. Use it as a kind of filterbank (+/-24dB on each band).
3. Add feedback and distortion to the filterbank setup.

All is done with a Arturia Drumbrute, a Rane GE60 EQ and in the last setup a Boss KM-60 mixer.
The Boss is wonderful for distortion sounds.

I’m always showing fist the clean signal from the drummachine and then with the EQ effect.

Direct recording without mastering.


http://www.metunar.ch"

Korg Prologue 8 Roland Juno-DS Acid Techno Rock Synthesizer Rik Marston


Rik Marston Official

"Korg Prologue 8 & Roland Juno-DS Acid Techno Rock"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn it UP!!!***

Roland Juno-DS controlling the Korg Prologue 8 via MIDI!
Juno-DS sending ARPs to the Prologue 8. Drums from the Juno-DS.

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AhnyxianSou...

Music: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/rik-marston/

HEXE FX - JawsFX


pz314

"I was tasked with designing a JAWS themed pedal as part of a birthday gift for a true fan of the movie.
This is what i came up with:

- pedal allows to endlesly loop the iconic music theme,

- play an instrument over it,
- add a few randomly chosen quotes from the movie,

- alter the music track with manual or envelope controlled lowpass filter.
Ontop of that the pedal works as a stereo plate reverb and can be used that way with all the background sounds switched off.

Uses Teensy4 as it's main audio engine.
... and being a birthday gift, has a few hidden easter eggs :)"

WVR : modern, open source, embedded audio for $25



Currently on Kickstarter here.

Quick details via WVR:

"WVR is an ESP32 with a nice DAC and 8GB of fast eMMC memory. 18 stereo voices of simultaneous playback (at CD quality), which I think is something really needed in this space, in an open source project, at this price point.

The project also includes
a USB MIDI HOST add-on board,
a neat JavaScript library called RC.JS designed to help Arduino folks build GUI's, using React Native and Expo
the ability to store multiple firmware binaries in the eMMC, with the ability to boot from any of them
some tools to make building multi-sampled instruments a snap
2 dev boards
a stompbox version
etc, etc."



via the Kickstarter campaign:

"WVR is an open-source embedded solution for audio, with surprising capabilities. It includes everything you need to get started with embedded audio, with no soldering, and no coding necessary. WVR arrives ready to operate.

WVR is also a highly versatile device, capable of powering a new generation of embedded audio design, thanks in part to its wifi and bluetooth radio, providing all the power of a versatile and extensible Graphical User Interface ( GUI ), without the need for a screen or other interface. Users can upload samples, manage firmware, set configurations, build sequences, or control any other data imaginable, both wirelessly, and intuitively, using their laptop, or mobile device, inside a web browser, or even on a native mobile app on Android or iOS.

Capabilities:

Playback up to 18 stereo wav files simultaneously, with ~1ms latency

Accepts virtually every audio file format, at any resolution, and any size, including wav, mp3, ogg, acc, flac, pcm, aiff, and many more

Upload audio, map samples to MIDI notes, configure pin functionality, apply FX, manage files, etc, all over WIFI, with the default firmware that WVR ships with, and without writing any code

Holds over 12 hours (8 GB) of stereo audio, at 16bit 44.1kHz resolution

Can buffer over 1.5 minutes (16 MB) of stereo audio in RAM alone, at 16bit 44.1kHz resolution
Optically isolated MIDI input, provides to-spec MIDI input implementation without any additional circuitry

14 GPIO pins, 8 of which can be analog inputs, and 4 of which can be capacitive touch inputs, plus the many peripherals available on the ESP32 .

WVR's Wifi can function either as a Station or Access Point (it can login to an existing wifi network, or can create its own network and accept connections directly from devices in range, without a router or local network of any kind)

write firmware in Arduino, and upload over wifi. Stores multiple firmwares onboard, selectable via the UI. Fully compatible with the extensive, and battle-tested ESP Arduino library, and the exceptionally powerful ESP-IDF framework.

use RC.js JavaScript framework to modify, or custom build, the User Interface that WVR serves to users, without prior knowledge of CSS, HTML, Babel, Node, etc. Even build and deploy native mobile apps for iOS or Android from the same code base. You can play with RC.js in this REPL, try modifying the existing code, to see how it's intuitive, and highly portable, component-based syntax works, and check out the README.md file to learn more.

onboard Ultra Low Power (ULP) co-processor means WVR consumes only ~10uA in sleep mode

8knobsPortable synthesizer and midi controller. | Indiegogo



"8knobs is a portable synthesizer and midi controller. Right out of the box 8knobs creates drones and atmospheres (ambient soundscapes). 8knobs encourages learning synthesis, electronics, computer literacy and experimentation. Built on the popular Arduino platform it readily embodies the character of the user. It is an open source and hacker friendly instrument, ready to morph according to a wide range of use cases."

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/8knobs--2#/



"8knobs can be used as a MIDI controller through usb, as a plug-n-play device; this means no installations, no additional convertors, no headaches. The 8knobs DIY kit consists of a PCB, an Arduino Atmega 32u4, header pins, potentiometers, all the necessary electronic components, mounting hardware, a laser cut wood veneer body and a case made of hand stitched jute with raw unbleached cotton.

8knobs has 1 audio out, MIDI over USB or MIDI over 3.5mm to connect to other traditional synthesisers. It can be powered via USB, DC 9-12v wall adaptor or a 9v battery.

DIY

// Electronics // Sound synthesis // Computer Coding

While building 8knobs you’ll learn everything from the basics like soldering to the fundamentals of sound synthesis, electronics and computer codes by understanding, engineering and experimenting with signal flow. Learn the art of signal flow by building your own custom synthesiser and controller for more experiments!

Experience

// Creative learning and new approaches

Getting familiar with signal flow unlocks a wide range of new opportunities to innovate and produce technical as well as creative applications in various media - both analog and digital.

Just like the flow of signals in the brain are interconnected and influence each other. For example, like neurons communicating information in both chemical and electrical forms, can result in infinite combinations of thoughts, words, and actions, similarly, playing with signal flow in hardware (electronics), software (coding) and space (acoustics) can result in infinite creative expressions.

The art of signal flow offers endless possibilities, and whether you take it up as a hobby or use it to pursue a life-changing innovation is for you to choose. Either way, it’s a great feeling to get your hands dirty in the energetic flow of signals and DIY culture!"

Also available in eurorack.

Meet the Oskitone 3D Printed POLY555 Synth

Quick demo of the POLY555 from oskitone on Vimeo.

https://www.oskitone.com/product/poly555-synth



You might remember Oskitone from their 3D Printed OKAY mini synth in previous posts here.

"The POLY555 is a polyphonic, analog, square wave synth based on the 555 timer chip.

20 keys control 20 555 timers under a plexiglass window
Custom PCB and 3D-printed hardware, all designed by yours truly
Satisfying "clicky" tactile switches
Built-in amplifier and speaker
Soldered, assembled, tuned, and ready to go!
Also available as a DIY Kit.

Version: A

External controls: 20 keys, volume wheel, on/off switch
Internal controls: 20 trim potentiometers for tuning notes
Dimensions: 7.6"x 6.25" x 1.5"
IC Chips: LM555, LM386
Input/output: none"

FORMANTA POLIVOKS - A Very Soviet Synthesizer | Review, Sounds & Demo


synth4ever

POLIVOKS on eBay | on Reverb

"Formanta Polivoks (ПОЛИВОКС) synthesizer review, sounds & demo. The Formanta Polivoks is a Soviet duophonic analog synth manufactured in the USSR from 1982-1990. It is the most popular and well-known of the Russian synths. In this video I provide some history of the Polivoks, an overview of the synth, and showcase a variety of Polivoks sounds and patches.

Timecodes:
00:00 - Intro
01:29 - Overview & Review
12:31 - Conclusion
13:42 - Sounds & Patches Demo"

Isla Instruments S2400: Audio Engine & Analog Outs Comparisons


Paul

"Showing the lovely differences you get in the S2400 using the difference sampling / playback engines. A rough conclusion is: if you want super old-school alias-heaven, sample AND playback using the 12bit engine. If you want to back off from this slightly, sample using the 24bit engine but playback using 12bit. In addition, you can remove aliasing using the analogue output filters or, just use these for effect.

Pad 6: Sampled: ‘Hi-Fi’ 24Bit 48Khz
Playback: ‘Hi-Fi’ 24Bit 48Khz

Pad 7: Sampled: ‘Hi-Fi’ 24Bit 48Khz
Playback: ‘Classic' 12-Bit 26Khz

Pad 8: Sampled: ‘Classic' 12-Bit 26Khz
Playback: ‘Classic' 12-Bit 26Khz

BTW, YouTube makes these comparisons less apparent; in real life, the differences are maybe 25% more obvious."

Black Corporation Kijimi



via this auction

Electro-harmonix Vocoder EH-0300



via this auction

You can find demos of the EH-0300 in previous posts here.

Vintage Hillwood BS-4355 Basky Analogue Monophonic Bass Synthesiser



via this auction

"Vintage late '70s analogue monophonic bass synthesiser in a organ foot keyboard format. Features 3 'preset' sounds with tone and sustain controls and 'variation' mode with envelope and filter controls. Made in Japan. Includes original vinyl/plastic soft cover."

Viscount Oberheim OB-12 Z-Domain Synthesis Virtual Analog Synthesizer



via this auction

Video in the listing previously posted here. You can find additional Oberheim OB-12 demos scattered through posts here.

Nord Modular Rack



via this auction

GRP R24 Sequencer



via this auction

Roland System 100 SN 541793 w/ Original Case, Manual & Patch Book



via this auction

"Up for sale a an absolute treasure: a mint/excellent Roland System 100, with a mint original case and the manual and patch book. This is a gorgeous synth, in perfect working order. Might have a few little tiny spots somewhere but you’d be hard pressed to find a nicer one of these. See pics for details. 100v unit includes free voltage converter for your home country."

SUIKO ST20 Vintage Analog Japanese Koto Synthesizer SN 691192



via this auction

"SUIKO ST20 Vintage Analog Japanese Koto Synthesizer. Super rare. Condition is "Used", but super clean. The synth faceplate and speaker grill are mint. Free voltage transformer included."

Yamaha WX5 & VL70m Japanese VHS Cassette Video Manual



via this auction

The seller has a WX5 w/ VL-70m listed here, and here.

Korg MS2000r Rack Mount Synthesizer SN 004795



via this auction

Access Virus A Handmade Miniature 1 6 scale


Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

See the miniature label below for more.

16- The Arturia PolyBrute- The Matrix Part A


AutomaticGainsay

"Here is the first part of a two-part video exploration of the functionality of the matrix present on the Arturia PolyBrute. As it focuses on functionality, there is relatively little audio-related content or performance.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Arturia PolyBrute in order to provide the various parts necessary. The drums were assembled out of loops from Apple’s GarageBand."

AutomaticGainsay Arturia PolyBrute posts

Endorphin.es Running Order V2 firmware update: ratchets, probability, Euclidean shift, live recording


Endorphin.es

"Check out the fresh v2 firmware drop for the Running Order: https://endorphin.es/portfolio-items/..."



"What is new in Firmware v2.0?

Release notes: v.2.0: 29.12.2020

Live recording: now you can record a new sequence by toggling the Track select switch to the side and the current sequence will continue playing until we enter the new sequence and switch back to the center.
Ratcheting and Probability in the Standard (a.k.a. Step Input) mode.
When in the record state: current’s track knob (Repeats I for Track I and Repeats II for Track II) sets the ratcheting amounts for current step (0 to 3).
Another track knob (Repeats II for Track I and Repeats I for Track II) sets the probablity of current step (1% to 100%).
Ratchet means that trigger fires per current step not once, but up to 3 times more (4 in total with original trigger).
If Repeats I/II knobs are not touched on enabling the record switch and entering the steps, then the probablity is always 100% and all the ratchets are off.
Once we move each of track’s knobs during the record state, we set ratchet and probability values for current step and if we don’t change the knobs – those values apply to the next steps. To remember probability / ratchet parameter in step mode, first set the parameter value and then press step button to lock the value to a current step and change the new one.
Offset and Probability in the Euclidean mode.
When in the record state: current’s track knob (Repeats I for Track I and Repeats II for Track II) sets the offset amount -8 steps in CCW to 0 to +8 steps in CW of the euclidean circle grid.
Another track’s knob (Repeats II for Track I and Repeats I for Track II) sets the probability 1% in CCW to 100% CW of triggers appearing.
Sync inputs even more improved. Sync latency reduced to 100 micro seconds. Once external clock is paused for longer than 1 second and then continues again, that acts as a sync on both inputs.
Bug fix: previously if Repeats knob was set to fully CCW, then the divider knob would not have any effect on the speed of the track with external clock applied."

Isobutane (meets Polyend Tracker) - Fifuci


Polyend

"I was trying out a sample of my cat and some other guitar stuff I was recording earlier and this is basically it being tweaked live in the Performance mode.

My name is Martin but everybody calls me Iso. I'm based in Bratislava and been making music since I have discovered a program called Music on one of those old PlayStation 1 demo discs in 1999. Started to play live under the moniker Isobutane sometime in 2006 and have been pretty active since.

When I bought the Polyend Tracker, I was just curious. What really happened when I got it was beyond anything I was expecting. I really mean it. I realized that throughout the years I became very ignorant about the best thing when making music – the process of making itself. With all these music jobs I had, I teach myself to work quickly and effectively and absolutely forgot about how good the process of making a track really feels. The Tracker brought this back, slowed me down a bit, make me learn, make me think of composing and sound design and actually brought a huge chunk of fun and passion to the game. So thank you for making it, it is certainly a machine that brought a new fresh chunk of enjoyment to what I love the most." ❤️
---
"The video comes with a included downloadable track project for you to explore and try performing it your own way! Using our Blog Scene section, we will be sharing various artists profiles and their Tracker composed music with the community growing around it. Sharing is caring! Get the project of Isobutane – Fifuci."

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