MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday, February 07, 2020

Patch of the Week 44: Using Nu:Tekt NTS-1 as Korg monologue MULTI Engine Oscillator

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Korg

"The MULTI engine oscillator in the NTS-1 is the same as on Korg prologue and minilogue xd, meaning it can load custom oscillators created with the SDK. Here’s how to combine NTS-1 and monologue together into one synth."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Synth Rorschach #71: Terrapin Station

via Terrapin Station

Terrapin Station is the ninth studio album by the Grateful Dead and the name Terrapin is close to Tcherepnin, aka Serge Tcherepnin of Serge modular. Note the triangular shapes created by the bars holding around the speakers. Reminds me of Serge modular synthesizers producing sound.  The rows on the left almost symbolize a touch interface as well as patch points. The black and gold reminds me of Make Noise which pays tribute to "West Coast" synthesis which Serge was a part of. Pretty cool. Check out the Synth Rorschach label for more.

On a related note, check out the vintage Black Panel Serge from Cal arts here.

Repair of the Soundmaster STIX ST-305 analogue drum machine PART 2 OF 2

Part 2 added here.

OBXa pure, dry and raw, 50 sounds

Published on Feb 7, 2020 synthlegends

"Maybe this is my ultimate OBXa video with my favourite 50 own programmed patches. Enjoy my improvised concert of brass, strings, pads, leads, basses, pianos, sweeps and drones. I recorded the OBXa pure, dry an raw without any effects, plug ins, mastering or equalizing. You just hear it as it is, stereo into the audio interface. The OBXa is one of my favourite synths wiht magical tones and orchestral epic sounds. Thanks for wathching again, CU!"

Intellijel Quadrax v1.1 — Walkthrough / Design / Q+A

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Intellijel

Video Chapters:
00:01:48 - Welcome
00:02:40 - Overview
00:05:15 - Envelope Modes
00:07:35 - *NEW* Mirrored Curve Mode
00:14:25 - *NEW* Burst Mode and Tilting Saw Burst Mode
00:22:28 - LFO Mode
00:29:00 - *NEW* LFV Mode
00:34:48 - Channel Link Modes
00:48:10 - CV Assignments
01:01:02 - Let's Make A Patch!

A pretty substantial update coming for Quadrax and we’re going to livestream again!

We’ll be diving into the module's modes, features and modulation matrix as well as the tweaks and features that will be introduced with v1.1!

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #78: Kawai K1r - Song 2

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the second song with the K1r. It's a 16 voice 8-part multitimbral synthesizer based on 256 PCM waveforms. One interesting feature is the ringmodulation (AM) between two oscillators.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
K1r - Alesis Philtre - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PCfor recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track.

Well, I decided to go back to the basics, but at the same time make something useful for the synth community and do a kind of competition (I like competitions;-). What's my best synth for ambient music :-)"

Kawai K1r Christian's Sonic Spaces

from Stefano Bertoli on Vimeo.

かわあかり chapter I 目 of 川明かり (Kawaakari)

All music created with an Organelle M
All videos created on a IphoneXS running lumafusion

New piece from supporting member, Stefano Bertoli.

All parts here

How to use a Raspberry PI as a sample-based synthesizer / ROMpler

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Floyd Steinberg

"How to use a Raspberry PI as a Sample Synthesizer / ROMpler, using Audacity, SWAMI and QSYNTH. Also: How to use an external USB audio interface with your Raspberry PI. Table of contents below!

In this video, I'm solving the problems with my audio interfaces I encountered in my last video, install some audio software and build a sample-synthesizer (think Korg M1, or any workstation synth) from scratch, creating a string orchestra sound on the way. There's a handful of audio examples of the piano&strings variety in this video.

Table of contents:

00:00 audio example 1: Rhodes electric piano
00:43 introduction
01:18 hardware needed
01:52 installing the USB audio interface correctly
02:33 JACK/qjackctl setup
03:24 installing apps (Audacity, SWAMI, QSYNTH)
04:48 getting some free sound fonts from the web
05:27 loading sound fonts into qsynth and setting up the MIDI channel assignments
05:59 audio example 2 (from the Yamaha SY85 patch collection, see links below)
08:58 capturing your own samples
09:50 creating your own sound font with SWAMI
12:11 loading the sound font into qsynth
12:24 audio example 3: piano and strings
13:23 conclusion

Yamaha SY85 sound fonts:
Steinway & Fender Rhodes sound fonts:
My previous PI video explaining how to install the OS and how to create a boot script, so your synth automatically launches after booting:
How to disable the PI's onboard sound card:"

The Future of Synthesis - Physical Modeling and Expressive Musical Instruments | NAMM 2020

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Under the Big Tree

"This panel on physical modeling at NAMM was a fascinating talk, with luminaries from the industry: Jordan Rudess, Roger Linn, and Dr. Julius Schwartz from CCRMA, among others.

Each of the five panelists delivers a presentation on their approach to physical modeling, expressive musical instruments, or the intersection of the two. Hilarious hijinks ensue.

Under the Big Tree is Nick Peck's YouTube channel, focused on music and sound design equipment and techniques, composition, production and performance of music, modular synthesizers and electronic music in general, and tabletop board games."

The Vintage Synthesizer Museum

Published on Feb 7, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We drop in at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum in Oakland, California, and try out a few of the synths!
For more information and reservations, please visit https://vintagesynthmuseum.squarespac...

0:00 Intro
0:17 Sequential Circuits Prophet 5
0:29 Elka Synthex
1:11 Steiner Parker Synthacon
1:32 Roland RS-505
1:52 Octave CAT
2:04 Serge Modular
2:18 EML Electro-Comp 101
2:34 Rhodes Chroma
3:01 EMS Vocoder 2000
3:08 Wurlitzer Model 203 Electric Piano
3:27 Korg PS-3100
3:37 Moog Micromoog & 3100 Drum Controller
3:47 DK Synergy
4:04 Sequential Circuits T8
4:12 Korg Mono/Poly and Rhythm 55b
4:31 Rhodes 73 mk1
4:51 Korg Trident MkII
5:16 Yamaha CS70M
5:37 Yamaha CS80
5:41 Roland TR-808 / Jupiter 4 / Jupiter 6 / Jupiter 8"

Cerrone on how disco classic ‘Supernature’ was made

Published on Feb 7, 2020 FACTmagazine

"Cerrone’s ‘Supernature’, released in 1977, is one of disco’s all-time great tracks, reaching number one in the US dance charts in 1978. Its iconic synth lead, created with the classic ARP Odyssey synth, remains one of the genre’s most memorable melodies.

Ahead of the release of his 31st studio album, DNA, FACT met Cerrone at his studio to find out how he made ‘Supernature’ and just how much music production techniques have changed over the past 40 years by talking us through his new track, 'The Impact'.

DNA is out now on Because Music.

Director : Samy La Famille
Camera : Alexandre Leger"

Haunted and howling sounds of Bass Station II with a bunch of SFX

Published on Feb 7, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

"Another sound design jam - gotta love the LFOs."

All parts here

Critter & Guitari - Deterior for Organelle

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Critter & Guitari

"Download this patch here:

Deterior records a sample, loops it, and applies effects that ‘destroy’ it. As the loop degrades, you can also add new sounds to the loop from the audio input. The available effects are: Noise, Clip, Silence, Pitch Shift, and Filter. You can solo each effect or turn on multiple. The effects are applied randomly, but within parameters you control. If you like the current of the loop, store it! Stored loops are accessible from the keyboard."

Yamaha Sessions | Blush Response x Merlin Ettore

Published on Jan 10, 2019 Yamaha Synths Official

"Merlin Ettore and Blush Response’s collaboration sprung out of a desire to find new methods of expression in live electronics. This Yamaha session is a 100% improvised performance that bridges the gap between heavy club music, sound design, experimental noise, and mind bending poly-metric drumming.

Blush is running custom granular FM patches on the Yamaha MODX7. Other sounds are provided by a 4 voice eurorack modular. Merlin is using the Yamaha EAD10 Drum Module as a source to parallel process the direct sound of his Recording Custom."

10 AMAZING FX for Korg Minilogue XD, Prologue & Nu:Tekt NTS-1

Published on Feb 7, 2020 BoBeats

"Here are 10 great custom FX for the Korg Minilogue XD, Prologue and Nu:Tekt NTS-1.

My Minilogue Presets:
Sinevibes Custom FX:


Elektron Digitakt vs. Quasimidi Raven!

Published on Feb 7, 2020


I recently scored a (pretty beat up) Quasimidi Raven synthesizer/groovebox on eBay!
For fun, I've sampled over 100 sounds from it into the Elektron Digitakt.
In this video, I show 14 grooves that I wrote in the Digitakt, using *ONLY* the sounds that I directly sampled from the Quasimidi Raven.

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

Liquid and dreamy soundscape performed on Bass Station II

Published on Feb 7, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

"Another jam with my synth. Filter knob has a mind of its own sometimes."

Additional parts here.

Sunrise Improvisation Haken Wave 2020 02 07

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Deep Forest

"Morning improvisation for a shy sunrise"

Blue Monday by New Order on Stylophone Gen X-1 set to Leatherboys ✌️❤️

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Stylophone

Stylophone Gen X-1 Stylophones on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Blue Monday by New Order cover on Stylophone Gen X-1✌️ ❤️

All sounds created with Stylophone Gen X-1!

Track: Cover of #BlueMonday by #NewOrder

Visuals: The Leather Boys film (1964)

Feat. Ace Cafe London #acecafelondon #RitaTushingham

Yamaha Dx7-ii Fd Synthesizer SN 05645 w/ Original Soft Case Gig Bag

via this auction

Never seen that case before. Interesting bit of synth bling...

"Yamaha Dx7-ii Fd Synthesizer Keyboard New Battery Installed! In good preowned condition. All keys and functions have been tested and is full functional. New battery has recently been installed. This listing comes with the soft case, manual, and music stand. Ships from Japan."

Korg 770 MK1 SN 760006

via this auction

"One of the best Korg monophonic synthesizers on the market !
This synthesizer has a unique sound and plenty of modulation!
The second VCO can modulate the VCO I with 2 different type of ring modulation, a pitched noise and more !
This is a singular and unique synthesizer that is a must have for any synthesizer collectors.
Not only talking about the vintage look, this synthesizer has the best sounding possibilities, we find it is a mix between the SB-100 and the MS-20."

Din Sync RE-303 - Acid Beast - Black Green LEDs

via this auction

"Black metal case. Black knobs with laser green LEDs. It's a beauty... and sounds spot on as well!

I've owned a few TB-303s, as well as an Avalon and a couple x0xb0xes over the years and this 303 is the closest sounding one to the original. Absolute beast.

It was professionally made by a well trained engineer in early 2019, using original and rare parts to create the best replica imaginable. It features the Sonic Potions RE-303 CPU, which ... in my opinion, is amazing. Lots more options than the original CPU for sure."

Waldorf Pulse Plus 90s hybrid analog bass synth with midi and cv/Gate in/outs SN 710321078

via this auction

"This Waldorf Pulse Plus is in good cosmetic condition with minor rack rash. It is the “Nextel” finish version, which has an odd textured rubber coating that doesn’t age well and it has the typical finish discolorations. But overall it is very clean and the display still reads clear and bright.

It is running the final 2.01 firmware and everything is in perfect functional condition. All of the pots turn smoothly and there are no jumpy values when turning."

Roland SH-5

via this auction

"For sale a Rare Roland SH-5, the monophonic flagship of the brand, no need to describe this beast but this is one of the best monosynth on the market, a lot of modulation possibilities combined to discrete VCOs, the sounds are amazing and the tones are wonderful.

The SH-5 just now came back from service center for meticulous overall to have it working perfectly."

CES Ed-Lab 700 - vintage modular banana plug interface unit

via this auction

"These units were used for educational purposes to teach electronic patching via a vast interface panel with loads of banana plug insert points. In recent years these have been integrated into modular synth systems and have been used as the basis of crazy circuit bent instruments. Such projects are beyond me so I offer this to somebody with the skills to see it through.

The unit is in excellent condition with only very minor wear and blemishes. It comes with the case and two bags full of banana plug cables."

CES Ed-Lab 900 1970s - vintage modular banana plug interface unit

via this auction

"These units were used for educational purposes to teach electronic patching via a vast interface panel with loads of banana plug insert points. In recent years these have been integrated into modular synth systems and have been used as the basis of crazy circuit bent instruments. Such projects are beyond me so I offer this to somebody with the skills to see it through.

The unit is in excellent condition with only very minor wear and blemishes. It comes with the case and a bag full of banana plug cables."

Playing with my Sonicware ELZ_1 8 Bit FM Synthesizer

Published on Feb 6, 2020 J. Dylan Proctor

Sonicware ELZ_1 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"A simple video that shows some of the features of the Sonicware ELZ1. This does not show all of the features of the ELZ1, its just a simple overview of its sequencer and some different modes you can use to design sounds and waveforms. #ElectronicMusic #synthesizer #ELZ_1 #Sonicware #FMsynthesis"

Cave Paintings - Sonicware Elz_1

Published on Feb 1, 2020 J. Dylan Proctor

"Sonicware Elz1, Korg Volca Kick, Korg Volca FM, Synthesizer, Synthesis Music, electronic music, 8 bit music, fm synthesis"

Knights of the Logos (8bit)

Published on Dec 11, 2019 J. Dylan Proctor

"Sonicware Elz_1, MicroKorg, Korg Volca Kick, Korg Volca Keys. Some electronic music put together using these little tabletop synthesizers.
#ElectronicMusic #Electronic #Synthesizer #8bitmusic #8bit #Fmsynthesis #Korg #Sonicware"

Sonicware ELZ_1 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

WAVESTATE KORG quick try A: Chimes and Xylophone Patterns z1

Published on Feb 7, 2020 VJ FRANZ K

"Short but interesting!"

KORG Wavestate on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Friday Fun Hydrasynth + Delta CEP A Synth Jam

Published on Feb 7, 2020 sonicstate

Hydrasynth on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Clearing away the last of the NAMMnesia with a quick sesssion on the ASM Hydrasynth paired with the Radikal Technologies Delta CEP. An all-digital affair, as I'm using the DSP filter in the Delta CEP as well as the Hydrasynth being pure DSP."

Roland Jupiter Xm - Interstellar

Published on Feb 7, 2020 gattobus

Roland Jupiter Xm on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"This is my take of the wonderful 'Cornfield chase' from Interstellar OST by Hans Zimmer.
Programmed and played using Roland Jupiter-Xm only.
Sequenced using iArpeggio Phrase Sequencer.
I used Juno106, SH-101 and Jupiter-8 ABM models."

SDS Digital Melisma Progressions Reset Options

Published on Feb 6, 2020 freshnelly

"The final installment of the Accord Melisma Tutorials. This one explains the usage of various ways to reset the Root and/or Chord progressions (when pulsing the CV's progressions happen)

If anyone has a suggestion for extra videos, I'll gladly make a video on the subject in question...even though I think everything covered.

..and thanks for watching!"

SDS Digital Melisma posts

Elektron Monomachine, Machinedrum, and Analog Keys IDM demo

Published on Feb 6, 2020 MIDERA

"Usedthe Machinedrum, Monomachine, and Analog keys for this track. All were sent to separate outputs. The MD drums were routed through the Spectralis for use through its multimode filter."

10 ICONIC Synth Bass Lines

Published on Feb 6, 2020 Espen Kraft

"10 iconic synth bass lines - cover by Espen Kraft

00:30 Eurythmics | Sweet Dreams (are made of this)
01:18 Giorgio Moroder | Chase
02:47 Madonna | Into The Groove
03:55 Depeche Mode | World in My Eyes
04:44 Phil Collins | Sussudio
05:54 Michael Jackson | Bad
06:45 New Order | Blue Monday
08:30 Kraftwerk | The Robots
09:21 Pet Shop Boys | West End Girls
10:41 Jean Michel Jarre | Oxygene (pt.4)"

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