MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Exploring The Z5000 Multi Effect Eurorack Module

Published on Jan 1, 2020 John L Rice

"More information on the new Z5000 Multi Effect module, as well as the similar and also new ECHOZ (delays only) and ZVERB (reverbs only) here:

Exciting News! I'll be performing at the SynthPlex convention at the end of March 2020!!!! I'll also be hanging around the Moon Modular and booths. Stop by and say hi and catch my performance if possible! :-)

If you found this or any of my other videos helpful or entertaining, please consider tipping your waitress? ;-) Thank You!

0:00 - Beginning
0:25 - Front Panel Features Listed
2:15 - Mellotron Micro w/Z5000 Reverbs
5:50 - Mellotron Micro w/Z5000 Reverbs + CV Modulation
9:25 - Mellotron Micro w/Z5000 Delays + CV Modulation
15:00 - Mellotron Micro w/Z5000 P/MOD + CV Modulation
29:40 - Roland TR-505 w/Z5000 Delays
31:50 - Roland TR-505 w/Z5000 Delays + CV Modulation
43:00 - Roland TR-505 w/Z5000 P/MOD + CV Modulation
48:45 - Moon Modular 524 LFO w/Z5000 Reverbs
50:00 - Moon Modular 524 LFO w/Z5000 Reverbs + CV Modulation
55:35 - Moon Modular 524 LFO w/Z5000 Delays
56:10 - Moon Modular 524 LFO w/Z5000 Delays + CV Modulation
1:00:35 - Moon Modular 524 LFO w/Z5000 P/MOD + CV Modulation
1:06:15 - Moon Modular 524 LFO w/Z5000 Reverbs + CV Modulation
1:07:50 - End

Gear Used In This Video:
4ms powered Pod 40x case
Strymon AA.1 level shifter
Steady State Fate S.P.O. attenuverter
Ladik C-012 lag
Erica Synths Black Octasource LFO
TipTop Audio Z5000 Multi Effect
Happy Nerding LED Meters
Mellotron Micro keyboard
Roland TR-505 drum machine
------- Box4 case
Moon Modular 524 Quad VC LFO
Moon Modular 524A Quad VC LFO expander
Moon Modular 526 Reversable Mixer
Canon C100 MkII cameras and CN-E lenses
Sound Devices MixPre 6 II audio recorder
Sony Vegas Pro 13 non-linear editing software
Windows 8.1 PC

Thanks so very much for watching, rating, commenting, telling your friends, tipping, and not throwing rotten vegetables at my head! ;-) Happy 2020 New Year To You All! 🤗😘😎🥳🤓"

Electro Harmonix Nano Small Stone Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Bonedo Synthesizers

Yamaha DX7 Custom Patch Tutorial 32 | MF ORKESTRA

Published on Jan 1, 2020 madFame

"This custom patch series is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to program your DX7 FM synthesizer.

All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

Catgirl/CGS & Ian Fritz/Elby Systems Serge Systems

via the following listings:

SERGE Black Swamp by Loudest Noise

SERGE Ian Fritz - DoubleDeka Ultrasonic VCO

SERGE Ian Fritz /Uglysound




SERGE Clouds/Buchla/VCO Panel

Acidlab Robokop Silver

via this auction

"Amazing Eurorack sequencer, its capable pf holding tons of patterns and up to 12 instruments."

Crumar Roady SN 00335

via this auction

Listen to the 1980 demo record for the Crumar Roady here.

Wadada Leo Smith and Barry Schrader - Pacific Light and Water/Wu Xing - Cycle of Destruction

Barry Schrader has a new release with Wadada Leo Smith. Barry tells me there will be a CD version limited to 100 copies, 40 of which will be available through CD Baby starting January 15. There will also be an mp3 version available. Be sure to check out my interview with Barry Schrader here. There's some fascinating synth history to be discovered there.

Barry Schrader on the new release:

"In early 2005, I was approached by the remarkable composer/ performer Wadada Leo Smith to create what he calls an 'overlay' work. This is a work in which Wadada creates a composed/ improvisational performance on the trumpet against a fixed electronic piece that I had made. This overlay concept allowed each of us to create a work simultaneously, and then Wadada would perform his work over mine, allowing the fixed structure of my piece to influence his performance. Wadada's side of this unusual duet was Pacific Light and Water, and we had a discussion early on in the process about what we would do, in which Wadada gave me a drawing he made depicting the various frequencies of light that would filter through the Pacific ocean at different depths. My mind was filled with things Chinese at that moment from all of the research and work I had been doing on my work Monkey King, which I had already started composing, and so the water idea led to using the Chinese concept of "wu xing", of which water is one of the five elements (metal, wood, earth, water, fire). These are usually ordered in one of two ways: the cycle of birth, which ends with water, and the cycle of destruction, which ends with fire. I chose the latter for this piece, and, at Wadada’s request, created a graphic score (available from Theodore Front Music) to allow him to coordinate with the electronic music. This, then, is a rare combination of compositional approaches and means, blended into a unified whole."

New Year's Noodle with the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Tim Shoebridge

"What better way to spend New Year's Day than a few hours of noodling on the absolutely amazing Dave Smith Instruments (and Tom Oberheim) OB-6!

All sounds apart from the drum track are from the OB-6. The Kronos in the video was used only as a controller keyboard. The drum samples were supplied by my favourite percussion library, Spectrasonics Stylus RMX.

All the very best for 2020!"

Happy New Year From Arnaud Music

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Arnaud Music.

Sequential Prophet 6 et OB6
Elektron A4
Novation KS4

An everyday view upon the Rhine river. // Ambient Music w/ iOS Quanta, Axon2, Oval Synth, etc. #TTNM

Published on Jan 1, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Sometimes you just need to watch the Rhine river flow while listening to ambient granular synth music. I've got you covered!


iPad iOS Apps used:
- Audio Damage Quanta granular synthesizer
- Audio Damage Axon2 drum machine
- Oval Sound Oval synth
- Blue Mangoo iFretless Bass
- Kymatica AUFX: Space reverb
- Bram Bos Kosmonaut delay
- Kymatica AUM for recording
- Steinberg Cubasis 2 for mixing and mastering
- LumaFusion LumaTouch for video editing"


Published on Jan 1, 2020 verstaerker

Happy 2020 to everyone!

202 + 303 + 606 + 909 = 2020

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Honeysmack

"More acid techno arithmetic to bring in the new year!"

Follow-up to 303 + 808 + 909 = 2020

Sunset Beach | Ambient Eurorack

Published on Nov 3, 2019 All These Wires

"Sorry about the shaky camera :(

Instragram: @all_these_wires"

"Angel's Rest" | Ambient Eurorack Synthesizer

Published on Jan 1, 2020 All These Wires

"This is a track wrote for a recent hike I went on called 'Angel's Rest' located in the Columbia river gorge basin. It's a five mile hike there and back with an elevation gain of about 1,640 ft. A bit grueling but completely worth it once you get to the top. Anyways Enjoy!

Instagram \\\\\ @all_these_wires

Spotify \\\\\

\\ voices
Rings x2 / Morphagene / Magneto / Clouds

\\ modular
Sequenced by Marbles.
Rings in Sympathetic string mode.
Morphagene sampled and plays back pitched octaves.
Magneto adding a high frequency "sparkly" delay.
Maths modulating density and freeze on Clouds creating a lush reverb tail.
Shallow Water creating the tape warble effect.
Added EQ, compression and a bit of stereo width in post using Ableton.

\\ gear
Camera -- Panasonic GX85, 50mm f1.7
Editing and color grading -- Premiere Pro"

Glitch Effects // Roland MX-1 Performance Mixer Tutorial

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Ron Cavagnaro

Intro 0:00
Filter Knob and Beat FX 0:19
Selection Key Combos 1:24
Gain Setting 2:38
Master FX 3:19
Combi + Shuffle 6:57
Improv Performance Mixer Demo 8:25

Roland D-70 Synthesizer Analog Board

via this auction

Vintage 1988 Yamaha TQ5 FM Tone Generator w/ Original Box & MCD32 RAM Memory Card

via this auction

Never noticed the side was wavy before.

YAMAHA CS15 monophonic synthesizer serviced w/ Case

via this auction

"Overhauled before shipping for long life and to keep original sounds.
Change all electrolytic capacitors and voltage regulators, short life Operational Amplifiers and logis ICs with new ones.
Knobs, switches and jacks cleaning."

Arturia Origin - Unusual Modular VA Synth

via this auction

"This unique synth models the individual modules from classic synths and allow you to patch between them to create your own hybrid signal chains. See Sound on Sound review for further details.

Note the large patch select knob has a habit of 'slipping' over selectiing patches unless it's gently pushed in while revolving - I always find it easier to use the dec/inc/arrow keys anyway. Otherwise in great working condition."

Modal 002 SN 0302 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Part of its magic is its NCO's -these use a variable clock rate to control pitch that goes into megahertz (Similar to how the PPG oscillators worked) so there is never any aliasing. Driving the gain and oscillators (NCO's) through the 12 analog filters sounds magic and pleasing in this machine :)

Known issues:
##issue 1:- Quick recall 5 button is defective, was like that from brand new but have not exercised warranty repair as no authorised service agents in NZ and not worth shipping overseas for such a minor issue. ##"

Behringer CAT Synthesizer -only playing

Premiered 53 minutes ago

"The new Behringer CAT Synthesizer is based on the retro synth OCTAVE The Cat. Here you can hear some lines of the new machine. The availabiliy is expected on first 2020 quarter for about 300$."

Roland JX3P and Roland JP-8000 spacesynth sound

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Polyvox Style

Barker - Against The Clock

Premiered 113 minutes ago FACTmagazine

"Against The Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with.

This week, we visit the Berlin studio of Ostgut Ton artist and Berghain resident Barker, whose kick drum-free techno has provided some of the best records of the past few years.

In his Against The Clock, Barker hits our pleasure centers using a version of his current live setup, which includes an Elektron Octatrack and Digitone, Nord Drum and extra plate reverb.

Barker's latest album, Utility, is out now on Ostgut Ton:

Filmed by: Frank Zerban"

303 + 303 + 808 + 909 = 2323

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Masaki Takada

#Synthuary2020 / #Jamuary2020 - 01

Published on Jan 1, 2020 True Cuckoo

"The idea with Jamuary is to get going with what you have, and to help get comfortable sharing and performing little jams, and to get to know each other and appreciate what everyone is doing in the electronic music independent scene. Post a little music snippet every day of jamuary, or for as many of the days that you have the energy to. Browse the hashtag and get inspired. Get to know musicians you had never heard about, and perhaps even make some friends along the way."

Default Corporation - thenewyear 01.01.2020

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Default Corporation

"synth (new set 2020) just warming up."

What is Polygonal Synthesis? POLYGOGO review, tutorial and 11 patch ideas

Published on Jan 1, 2020 loopop

0:00 Intro
0:30 What is it?
1:50 Build
2:10 Order
3:30 Cycle
4:50 Teeth
5:40 Fold
7:05 Roll
8:15 Operator
9:45 Add reverb...
10:55 Vibrato
11:40 Sync
13:30 Exp FM+sync
14:00 PWM?
15:05 Mod all
15:45 Rnd per note
17:40 Rnd per phrase
18:00 Freeze chords
19:25 Fold hack
21:00 Fold VCA
23:05 Teeth VCA
24:00 Pros & cons
25:30 Outro jam

Tete + Tetrapad (Euclidean mode)

Published on Jan 1, 2020 ljs8888

intellijel Tete & Tetrapad

Novation Supernova II Rack sound demo

Published on Jan 1, 2020 Gearjunkies

"The Novation Supernova II is a virtual analog synthesizer from the beginning of this century. It is the successor to the Supernova, which was launched in 1998.

In this new video you get text and explanation about this synthesizer, and Marc also shows you some sounds from the Supernova II."

KORG monologue & volca drum live Jam by ElectriXity

Premiered 8 hours ago dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"Live Jam with some very minor post-editing.
Happy New Year to all of you!! May it be a healthy and successful one!
I came to like my KORG gear more and more. I felt they`d be a perfect match for my DIY sequencer creations located on the patchblocks.

Gear used:
KORG monologue
KORG volca drums
2x patchblocks with 2x midiblocks
Lexicon MX200
Alesis ineko
Yamaha MT4X"

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone, or rather, Happy New Decade!

I want to thank everyone who visits the site, supporting members, and the sponsors you see above and to the right. You all make this site possible. So, thank you! I am humbled and grateful every day. The site will be going 15 years strong in 2020. Since then there has only been one single day w/o a post when I had no idea there would be something to post every single day. Every single post has gone up by hand, so the support is more than appreciated.

In 2019 we had a total of 13,069 posts. That comes out to an average of 35.81 posts a day, all by hand. We had 819 products new to the site, including 112 new makers, and 64 older items never featured before. You can find a breakdown of some categories here.

In 2019 we lost the following people: Alan R. Pearlman, Mark Hollis, Mike McGrath of Muff Wiggler, Philippe Zdar of Cassius, John Blacet, Carl Matthews, and Gershon Kingsley. I keep hoping for a year we do not lose anyone. These are always the hardest posts to put up for so many reasons. They never feel good enough.


That said, synth history continues to be made and I hope to be able to continue to capture it here on MATRIXSYNTH. The good and the bad...

I'm going to keep this post relatively short this year. I'm guessing most of you reading it are daily visitors and are more than familiar with what has, and continues to go up throughout the year. Know as long as posts go up, I am always here and I will always be a daily constant for you as long as I am able. I hope the site brings some pleasure in your daily routine. Consider the site family, but one that hopefully doesn't bother you too much. :) But don't worry, aside from the occasional post like this one, I do my best to stay out of posts, and let the content speak for itself.

Thank you for all the support! You have no idea how much it truly means. I do exist, and you all help keep me and the site moving forward.

Happy New Year everyone! Happy New Decade! :)



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