MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Addio per tre mesi

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Jörg Schaaf

Jörg Schaaf of Radikal Technologies

"The best time of the year is ahead of us. But this year everything is different. Take care and stay healthy. Together we will master the crisis.

Die schönste Zeit des Jahres liegt vor uns. Aber dieses Jahr ist alles anders. Passt auf euch auf und bleibt gesund. Zusammen werden wir die Krise meistern.

Jörg Schaaf - Abschied für drei Monate

The 2017 album "Indiscreet" is available at my bandcamp page:"

Introducing Polyend Tracker

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Polyend

"Introducing Polyend Tracker - Standalone Audio Workstation.

Sample, sequence, arrange, perform, create!"


Introducing Polyend Tracker
Performing with Polyend Tracker - Performance mode and MIDI sequencing fun by SLG (Łukasz Seliga).
Polyend Tracker Demo One
Polyend Tracker Demo Two

"A retro form factor updated with forward looking functionality and designed as an easy to use compact standalone workstation. Made for the creatives who break patterns on a daily basis. Designed to help artists forge unique avenues of sonic construction. Introducing the first hardware tracker in the music world.

The Polyend Tracker incorporates the quintessential characteristics of a classic tracker. The vertical timeline, the powerful sequencer and the mechanical keyboard combined with a newly designed input interface enables you to make and perform your music in a new and intuitive way. After a quick glance and a few minutes with the Polyend Tracker interface, you’ll soon realize the array of tools that are at your fingertips.

Polyend Tracker is slick, light and portable. It's also easy on the energy consumption so you can use it with any USB power source. Its sturdy and compact form factor makes it a great companion for music creation wherever and whenever you feel like it. No matter if you’re in your studio, on the run, or at the gig.

Polyend Tracker is equipped with a variety of powerful sound design tools. Use your existing sample library, record new ones with line or mic inputs, or use the built-in FM radio. Record samples, play them, slice them, mash them, or even make a synth out of them using Wavetable and Granular synthesis with its all necessary parts (filters, ADSRs, etc.)

Polyend Tracker works great with other instruments too. Thanks to the bilateral MIDI implementation, you can use it to sequence and control external gear or it can be used as a sound module controlled by any external MIDI software or hardware devices.

Don't be fooled by the classic tracker look. While maintaining the original quick and straightforward workflow, the Polyend Tracker is armed with an updated arsenal of sonic weapons. Automatic filling, randomizer, probability, selection rendering, effects per step, live recording, batch parameters editing, micro-tuning, micro-timing, rolls and many more give you the tools to be endlessly creative. Compatibility with MOD files allows you to import and finish tracks from back in the days or export and finalize them in the modern software trackers."

via Polyend - 499 GPB which comes out to roughly 600 USD, and 550 Euro. Update: Official price is €499 EUR/$599 USD

Update: and the official press release with a new pic:

"Polyend Tracker reboots retro form factor of software past with forward-looking functionality as world’s first hardware tracker

OLSZTYN, POLAND: famed for bringing new technologies to creative musicians by building innovative and unique musical instruments, Polyend is proud to announce availability of Tracker — effectively extracting the best bits of yesteryear’s tricky tracker software classics and rebooting them with forward-looking functionality as the world’s first hardware tracker, deftly designed as an easy-to-use compact standalone workstation with immediacy and simplicity at its creative core, and aiding artists with forging unique avenues of sonic construction to boot — as of March 18…

For the benefit of the uninitiated, a music tracker — tracker, for short — is a type of sequencing software. Speaking historically, the tracker term itself is derived from the first tracker software, Ultimate Soundtracker, starting life as a game sound development tool released for the Commodore Amiga personal computer back in 1987. The first trackers supported four pitch and volume modulated channels of 8-bit PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) samples, a limitation imposed by the Amiga’s audio chipset. Classic trackers represented music as discrete notes positioned in individual channels at discrete positions on a vertical timeline with a number-based user interface. Indeed, notes, parameter changes, effects, and other commands were entered via computer keyboard into a grid of fixed time slots as codes comprising letters, numbers, and hexadecimal digits — the latter being a positional system representing numbers using 16 distinct symbols. Saying that, those in the know appreciated the immediacy and simplicity of classic tracker software, if not necessarily those hexadecimal digits! One thing’s for sure, though: tracker software has exerted its influence on modern electronic music with influential IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) artists like (Aphex Twin alias) AFX, (Polish-American) Bogdan Raczyński, Brothomstates (a.k.a. Lassi Nikk, Finnish composer), Machinedrum (a.k.a. Travis Stewart, American electronic music producer), and Venetian Snares (a.k.a. Aaron Funk, Canadian electronic musician), to namecheck but several so-called ‘demo scene’ movers and shakers skilfully orbiting around those tricky trackers. That said, some might say that trackers need not be so tricky in this day and age. And it is this thinking that led to Polyend’s trailblazing Tracker.

The timely arrival of the aptly-named Tracker puts Polyend in pole position for blazing a new trail, tooled to take the tracker concept to a new level of innovative, inspirational, and immediate music-making by effectively extracting the best bits of yesteryear’s tricky tracker software classics and rebooting them with forward-looking functionality as the world’s first hardware tracker. Thankfully, Tracker waves goodbye to hexadecimal hysterics — not only did those entering the brave new world of classic trackers not necessarily know what those values actually represented, they could not see what was affected by them. Thinking inside its beautifully-engineered box, Tracker instead implements a simplified system of readable decimals that also shows the effects parameters when those decimals are entered in a frenzied fast track to creativity.

Tracker takes the quintessential characteristics of a classic tracker — the vertical timeline, powerful sequencer, and mechanical keyboard — and cleverly combines them with a newly-designed input interface, divided into several sections: a (high resolution, crisp, and bright) big screen and associated screen keys — mechanical controls that always correspond to what is displayed on the screen directly above them; the grid — featuring 48 backlit multifunctional silicon pads for quick note and pattern value entry and visual feedback (while also acting as a highly-customisable keyboard controller with editable scales); function keys — for fast and responsive control over all functions and options; plus navigation keys and associated (metal-manufactured) jog-wheel (with haptic feedback for fast scrolling or precise adjustments) — for facilitating transport control alongside arrow keys for navigation control, as well as dedicated Insert, Copy/Paste, Delete/Backspace, and Shift keys. All are at hand, helping to streamline making and performing music in a new and innovative way — without having to leave the world’s first hardware tracker, deftly designed as an easy-to-use compact standalone workstation with immediacy and simplicity at its creative core, and aiding artists with forging unique avenues of sonic construction to boot.

Better still, the classic tracker look of that dominating (default) screen — showing (up to) 48 instruments and 256 patterns with a maximum of 128 steps per pattern per project — belies an infinite source of inspiration. Indeed, Tracker comes complete with a wide variety of onboard sound design tools to enhance creativity still further for those wishing to take it to the limit. Let loose with Instrument — a chain of tools (Volume, Tuning, Panning, Filters, Reverb Send, and ADSRs) to make an instrument from any sample; Sampler — choose from different (1-shot, Forward, Backward, and Ping-Pong) play modes; Slicer — slice samples manually, or let Tracker take care of it ‘automagically’ at any time; Wavetable — full-blown wavetable synthesis with variable table length to make it compatible with the most popular (Ableton Wave and Serum) standards; Granular — single grain yet very powerful granular synthesis to create crazy and futuristic sounds from old and boring samples; Sample Editor — built-in precise offline rendering sample editor with multiple effects; and Sample Recorder — records up to two minutes of 16-bit/44.1kHz samples using built-in Radio, Pattern selection, Mic or Line In inputs, all of which can be saved to the included (16GB) MicroSD card for later use or loaded directly into a project. Put it this way: with Tracker, users can quickly and easily use existing sample libraries, record new ones, or use the built-in FM (Frequency Modulation) radio. Record samples, play them, slice them, mash them, or even make a synth out of them!

Tracker also plays nicely with other instruments. Thanks to its bidirectional MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) implementation, it can be used to sequence and control external gear or be controlled as a sound module by any external MIDI software or hardware devices. Whatever way anyone chooses to use it, armed as it is with an impressive arsenal of sonic weaponry — including automatic filling, randomiser, probability, selection rendering, effects per step, live recording, batch parameter editing, micro-tuning, micro-timing, rolls, and much more besides — it has what it takes to be a surefire hit, harbouring endless creativity. Compatibility with MOD files — a computer file format primarily used to represent music, made up of a set of instruments (in the form of samples), a number of patterns (indicating how and when the samples are to be played), and a list of what patterns to play in what order — allows users to import and finish tracks from way back when or export and finish their Tracker creations in modern-day software trackers.

The world’s first hardware tracker is slick, light, and portable. It is also energy efficient, so will work with any USB (Universal Serial Bus) power source. Sturdy and compact, the retro form factor of software past with forward-looking functionality makes for a great music creation companion — in the studio, on the run, or on stage. Simply put, Polyend’s Tracker puts everything right on track as a ‘back to the roots’ experience like no other!

Tracker comes complete with a USB-A power adapter, 2m USB-C cable, 3.5mm to 2x 6.3mm adapter, Minijack to MIDI DIN adapter, 16GB MicroSD card, and MicroSD to USB-A adapter, and is available to purchase through Polyend’s growing global network of authorised dealers at an MSRP of €499 EUR/$599 USD. Or order online directly from Polyend itself via the dedicated Tracker webpage, which also includes more in-depth information."

a little soundscape with Islands for Norns

Published on Mar 17, 2020 junklight

"Made with the script for Norns I released at the weekend

a multi-timbral FM engine played with Monome Grid"

Oberheim Matrix 1000 White Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Kawai K4r SN 296332

via this auction

"Very sharp looking and well stored K4r. This K4 has only had 1 owner, you will be #2.

The K4 from Kawai can be thought of as a warm and fuzzy digital synthesizer. A sample-based digital synth, its sounds are those typically weird industrial type sounds that can still be useful in lo-fi, big-beat and trip-hop music styles. The sounds are 16-bit preset PCM samples of acoustic instruments. However, unlike its predecessor the k1, the K4 adds a welcomed digital filter section. This truly makes the K4 more flexible, fun and useful for today's filter tweaking music effects!"

Access Virus Indigo Version 2 SN 10200818

via this auction

Update: note this is actually an Indigo Version 2.

Cherry Audio Offers Voltage Modular Nucleus for Free

via Cherry Audio

"Dear Synthesists,

We've all been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and, like you, we're all staying at home and making sure our families and loved ones are safe. We want to do our part to help.

Starting immediately, and for the foreseeable future, we're making Voltage Modular Nucleus FREE for everybody. It's a complete modular synthesis package, with 22 modules and over 130 presets, for OSX and Windows. Visit to create an account and download Voltage Modular Nucleus today.

Stay home, stay safe, make some music, and learn to master modular synthesis. We'll all get through this together.

- Cherry Audio"

A Message From Sequential

via Sequential -

"Dear friends,

In these difficult and uncertain times, we'd like to encourage all of our musical friends and family around the world to stay safe, stay healthy, and please look out for each other.

Because Sequential is based in San Francisco, we are currently under a “shelter in place” order until at least April 7th. Fortunately, since we're a small, nimble, decentralized company accustomed to working remotely, this won’t have a significant effect on our day-to-day business of designing instruments and providing customer support.

However, because our products are also built here in San Francisco, our manufacturing facility will be temporarily closed, and this will likely affect the quantity and speed at which our products can be shipped. We ask for your patience during this time.

In addition, we are very aware of the effect that world-wide safety measures are having on members of the global music community, particularly those who depend upon live performance to make a living. As you know, large gatherings are now prohibited, venues are closed, and concert tours have been postponed or cancelled. Some musicians are coming up with clever ways to work from home, such as streamed concerts and Skype lessons.

Please do what you can to help support these efforts. And please don’t forget our friends in Nashville who are dealing with the virus in the wake of a very destructive tornado.

With best hopes and wishes to all of you,

The Sequential Team"

Arturia CMI V

Published on Mar 17, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We explore the CMI V from Arturia, a re-imagining of the legendary Fairlight CMI synthesizer and sampling workstation from the early 1980s. We briefly present the history of the Fairlight CMI before introducing the basic features of the CMI V. We explore several of the factory presets and the delve more deeply into the synthesis engine and some of the editing features on the advanced screen."

Tweakers Table Moog Mother-32 Roland JUNO-DS Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Rik Marston Official

Check out Rik’s sample packs at Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

#moogmother32 #rolandjunods61 #tweakerstable
Tweakers Table Moog Mother-32 Roland JUNO-DS
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Video #400! Let's Party!!!!!!!
The Roland JUNO-DS61 sending ARPs to the Moog Mother-32
Drum Patterns from the JUNO-DS61.
Simple multi-track demo showing the two synths playing as one.
JUNO-DS61 MIDI OUT to Moog Mother-32 MIDI IN
Turn ARP on JUNO-DS & select HOLD/LATCH
Start Rhythm Pattern before or after ARP starts, your call :)

Recorded into the BOSS BR-600 with extra Reverb & Delay FX!

Thank you for watching!

The Sound of Abstracts

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Neon Captain

"We call the Radiator a Laser Synthesizer because it embodies traditional synthesizer philosophies. Of course we've optimized it to make beautiful images and animations, but its heart beats at audio frequencies and we've included an audio out jack so you can listen to the signals that generate the magic."

Noise Engineering Blog: vibrato

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Noise Engineering

"From the blog:
Here, we add vibrato to a chord sequence with Pons Asinorum and Quantus Pax."

BoBeats IMPORTANT UPDATE: no Superbooth, Thomann Synth Reactor (BUT a FREE sample pack!)

Published on Mar 17, 2020 BoBeats

"Updating you how the current situation is affecting what I had planned for this spring.

Sample Pack:"

WebMidi JavaScript: Turning a monophonic synthesizer into a 3 voice polysynth using Strymon BigSky

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Floyd Steinberg

"Here's how to turn your monophonic synth into a 3 voice polysynth using a #Strymon #BigSky reverb pedal and some #webmidi JavaScript. Play some chords! Super cost effective solution!* Table of contents below.
The Web App can be found here:

I'll add a download on later.

Table of contents:

00:00 Introduction
00:50 recording a long, sustained note
01:12 what is shimmer reverb?
01:42 shimmer reverb demo, playing chords using the knobs
02:33 Strymon BigSky MIDI implementation
03:06 building the hardware setup
03:51 JavaScript app overview
04:28 EX5 VL engine (monophonic) demo
04:51 MIDI note numbers to Strymon BigSky CC data conversion
06:50 note order sorting
07:38 EX5 VL chords. :-)

Get 7% off on DistroKid with this link"

Plaits Synthesis Models Series #7 - Chords

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Omri Cohen

"If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

Here is the patch -"

Ed Diaz Synth Talk ep. 2 w/ the Jupiter-X

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Ed Diaz

"In this episode we will talk about and play through the Roland Jupiter-X."

360 Systems MIDI BASS

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"360 Systems MIDI BASS vintage synthesizer module provides four sample playback voices for Bass sounds. This item is used in nice tested/working condition. Slight wear to some of the screen printing on the front panel. Picture shows the Eprom sounds installed in this unit."

Access Virus Indigo With Gib Bag Case & Cables

via this auction

"This Virus Indigo is in very good condition and working well. All controls have great feel and respond accurately. All lights and screen fully functional. All ports and jacks in great shape and connect without issue. Sound is strong and clear from all inputs and stereo outputs.

Two things of note:

1. The low F key (fourth from left) is sluggish. It wasn’t working at all, but we removed the keybed and cleaned the contacts until it worked perfectly. However, after reassembly, it still works but requires a harder press and can be a little inconsistent. All other keys works great.

2. The headphone output produces strong, clear sound but there is also a continuous white noise. This noise is much quieter than the actual musical sound produced by the synth, but is definitely noticeable. All other outputs sound great, no noise we could detect.

Sale includes the synth with a rare official Virus carry case, power cord, printed 3.0 software update manual, and a set of HOSA 10’ dual TRS cables."

Moog Sonic Six+Korg SQ 1 Part 2

Published on Mar 17, 2020 SYNTHGURU *

"fiddling with Moog Sonic Six +Korg SQ-1 sequencer"

SYNTHGURU Sonic Six posts

REGENERATION ISOLATION: Out Dawless Jam on Elektron Analog Four mk2. Ambient Location Blue Mountains

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Gary P Hayes

"Elektron Analog Four mk2 Jam Out-Dawless Continuous impro on #Elektron #AnalogFour mk2 from an Initialised state recorded on #ZoomH6

Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes at Head of the Grose Valley, Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains Australia"

ylva - sundrums (elektron digitone)

Published on Mar 17, 2020 ylva trax

"we are all going through something, aren't we? i love you all.
get the EP and the drum machine here:
'sundrums' was made on the digitone and a m4l drum machine i wrote.
00:00 - into the light
06:05 - pan
11:27 - dissolve the floors of memory"

KORG Introduces Limited Edition KRONOS Titanium

via KORG

Limited-edition model in a new stunningly eyecatching color combination

The “KRONOS Titanium” is a new special edition variant of Korg KRONOS, featuring a titanium color front panel with a brushed metal finish. For the first time on a KRONOS, it uses natural maple material for its side panels with a light finish that accentuates the wood grain, and also features an additional Italian-made grand piano well-known for its clarity, setting it apart from German-made and Japanese-made pianos. These are the leading quality piano sounds that you expect from the KRONOS, together with a new look unmistakably different even at a distance. The KRONOS Titanium is available in two models: 61-key or 88-key.

* Specifications other than the color of the chassis and side panels, and the Italian piano, are the same as the conventional KRONOS.

Instruo Module Overviews & More

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Instruō

Playlist at the time of this post:

Akai Introduces MPC Jupiter Rising Synth Expansion by INHALT

Published on Mar 16, 2020 INHALTVIDEO

"I'm very pleased to announce the release of Jupiter Rising, the first INHALT Sample Library exclusively for the Akai MPC and Force range. This library is available directly through Akai Professional:

When I first got the MPC X I was taken aback by the sheer sound quality of the new audio engine. The filters, in particular, sounded warm and very analog like. After putting the machine through several productions, I quickly realized that the X is essentially a modern day Fairlight. It soon became my go to production center piece and my older MPCs (3000 and the ASQ10 sequencer) were quickly sold. Yes, it's that good. After some more time of working with the machine passed, I wanted to develop a comprehensive set of synthesizer oriented patches that could be quickly recalled for fast production access but with no compromise in sound quality. One of the most useful synths in a production context, to my ears and experience, is the Jupiter 8. While not a particularly showy synth, its tone and range of sounds makes it possible to slot into any production. As such, I thought this would be a great candidate for a deep sampling.

This library is the culmination of many months of work doing exactly that. Some patches are multi-sampled classic JP8 patches, and while those sound absolutely exceptional, the real stars are the short cycle samples. I employed the power of the MPC Engine to play back a different short-cycle sample per key press, per zone, randomly. This creates the feeling of playing the real JP8 as every key press is slightly different than the previous. When combined with the vast set of filters, an incredibly convincing analog-like sound is the end result. There are many patches of various combinations of samples included to cover every possible oscillator combination like on the real synth (i.e. 1 vco saw, 2 vco saw+saw, 2 vco saw+square ...) which leads to the most convincing sample based emulation of the classic synth. These raw patches serve as a starting point for your own sound design, however there are also many characteristic INHALT patches that are ready to go for your own music making.

In short, once the library was done, I was absolutely floored by how accurate and convincing this sample library really is at getting the mood, vibe, feel, and exact sound of the JP8. I think you will find the same. I had a really fantastic time working with all at Akai Professional on this and out of the many projects I've taken on, I'm probably the most pleased with how the end result came out on this one. All of the sounds (including drums) that you hear are 100 percent the Jupiter Rising Library recorded directly from the MPC X stereo output."

"Introducing Jupiter Rising, the latest expansion instrument offering from Akai Professional. Jupiter Rising re-creates the legendary sounds of one of the world's most iconic synthesizer. The highly sought after sonic palette is now available for your MPC X, MPC Live, MPC One and Force."

New XOR Electronics NerdSEQ Portable

via XOR Electronics

– 3.5″ Colour Graphics IPS display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels
– microSD connector accessible for project and sample management
– Midi I/O
– Stereo Line and Headphone out
– Line in
– Expander port for NSA (Nerd-Sound-Adapter) integration to directly use the NerdSEQ Eurorack Expanders (CV16, Trigger16…)
– Portable use


– 8 Tracks for each Midi, Sampling, Sound or Expanders
– 254 Sequencer rows
– 254 Patterns with each 64 (and less) Steps
– flexible and comfortable arrangement of patterns
– Capable for advanced song arrangements as well as live access to patterns
– 254 Patches/Instruments
– 64 Tables with 16 (and less) steps
– 8 Automation slots
– 32 Sample slots
– 16 Bit Stereo Sample support. 150 sec sample memory
– Sample recording
– Projects as many as the SD card can hold
– Launchpad Integration
– With expansions also integrated CV and Gate/Trigger sequencing
– 4 voice polyphonic for Midi tracks
– Integrated Sound synthesizer
…..and much more….


"!!! Please be aware that it is possible that suddenly all shipping stops due to the current worldwide Covid-19 outbreak. If that is going to be the case then i will contact you and you can get either full refund of your order or we can delay the shipping until we are all hopefully through it !!!"

Corona Chaos

"Quiet moment in all this mindful chaos to have a play with my synths, enjoy!"

Moog Taurus bass pedal (1976) The sound of The Police and Sting part8

Published on Mar 17, 2020 RetroSound

"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

The deep bass sound of The Police and Sting
Moog Taurus analog bass synthesizer pedals from the year 1976
3 presets: Taurus, Bass, Tuba
1 variable and full programmed sound

Used by Genesis, Rush, Asia, Genesis, Police, The Cure, Marillion, Saga, Dream Theater, Pink Floy, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, Jean Michel Jarre and more

The Taurus 1 use linear VCOs. The Minimoog and the later Taurus 2 and 3 use exponential VCOs. Linear VCOs are the secret for the stable bass sound of the Taurus 1.

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 music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Moog Taurus posts

5U Meow Module

5U MODULAR CAT via CatSynth

"The 5U modular system comes with its own singing cat module. We at CatSynth would love to get a hold of this. We also see a Twinpeaks filter (Epoch Modular / Rob Hordijk) in the upper rack."

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha CS-70M Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ Voice Library Folder

via this auction

"CS70M with original memorystick booklet(!) in an extraordinary condition. This CS is fully working; comes tested and with certificate (Marc Marc Amsterdam). Booklet contains custom presets (by unknown musician) and original factory presets."

Anyone know how the preset tabs work? Are the parameter values on the other side?

Techno:Drums for Model:Samples

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Egowaves

16 Kits / 96 samples
Download here:

While formatted for Model:Samples this #sample #pack is compatible with any hardware or software sampler that handles wav files.

Enjoy making music!

Wave Box v1.5 - Dynamic Dual Waveshaper (Overview) - AudioThing

Published on Mar 17, 2020 AudioThing

"Get this plugin here:

Wave Box is a dynamic dual waveshaper plugin that can be used for both symmetrical and asymmetrical distortion. Wave Box features two separate waveshapers that can be mixed together while being modulated by 2 LFOs and 1 Envelope Follower. v1.5 adds a filter section, more shaping functions and more modulation destinations."

Roland Jupiter-X: The Vocoder: Quick Sounds

Published on Mar 17, 2020 MR TUNA Music

"Found the vocoder on the Jupiter-X today and here we are.
WOW. What a sound. It's honestly the best (and clearest) sound Ive gotten from a vocoder in my studio and definitely beats out the System-8 for it's polyphony count and awesome effects.
There are only two vocoder presets built into the JP-X with very limited control (cutoff, resonance, high pass, vibrato, and amp envelope), but the effects really shine, and layer voices on top of each other in mono really had me going.
Check it out"

10 Electronic Project Ideas To Do Whilst In Self Isolation, Electronics/Music

Published on Mar 17, 2020 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"The most important thing to do in times like these is try and stay positive while doing everything you can to help.

These projects range from cheap things to slightly more pricey and also trust on the fact that logistics services are still very much intact.

-3D printers, i don't think it will be very long until a number of open source ventilator plans will be public , and will likely involve 3d printers, so if your community does not have one. maybe look into it! Lulzbot is pretty snazzy, but there are many other options :-

-Bare Conductive :-

-Atari console and baby 10 step sequencers all it takes is a quick search on the internet to bombarded with great resources!





-Ben Eater


-Tamiya Grasshopper :--"

Evening Tide - An Ambient Synth Improv (Blofeld, Specular Tempus, Arduino, reface CP)

Published on Mar 17, 2020 Lanthan O'Ide

"A relaxed jam session with FM electric piano sounds, spiced up up a little pitch bending thanks to a DIY-MIDI-controller.
Enjoy! ^^
For those playing along at home:
The key is G major, the tempo is not fixed and changes during the track.
For those interested in the wiring:
I'm using the reface CP only as a master keyboard this time. It sends its MIDI-signals to my custom MIDI controller, which passes them on to the Blofeld.
Said controller has an Arduino inside, and also has inputs for sustain and expression pedals. It also feeds MIDI signals to the Blofeld whenever I use the pedals.
In this case, it is translating an epression pedal to pitch bend commands.
This allows me to bend down my sounds without taking my hands of the keys! :D

...and the yellow lights show the position of the pedals, in case you are wondering.
The left one shows the sustain pedal, the four right ones the expression pedal. :)

Anyways, continuing with the setup description:
The audio from the Blofeld is passed through my trusty Specular Tempus, the output of the ST goes straight to my audio interface where it is recorded.
For those interested in the sound design:
Yes, those are real fm sounds, in that they are created by a sine wave oscillator being frequency modulated.
The amount of frequency modulation is set by the filter envelope.

However, the modulating oscillator uses a wavetable. It is sort of pretending to be a sinewave oscillator that's being frequency modulated.
- which it has to, because the Blofeld doesn't have enough oscillators to emulate the 6 operators of a DX7 ;-)
By changing the position of the wavetable with velocity sensitivity, the overall sound changes dramatically, which allows for this patch to be played quite expressively."

Pico Patches Ep 2 - Classic Subtractive Patch - Preset card fabrication

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Synth Diy Guy

"I turn the Pico3 into a classic East Coast monophonic synth, using the Keystep and a few passive helpers. And then I make a cool preset card with a built in attenuator! Enjoy the video and STAY HOME!

If you want to make your own Pocket Passives, check out my video here"

Tech Talk: In the box with Boris Brejcha (Electronic Beats TV)

Published on Mar 16, 2020 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Boris Brejcha invited Telekom Electronic Beats into his studio for a Tech Talk.
Hailing from the Mannheim area, Boris is one of the most successful German electronic music acts of recent times, maintaining a busy worldwide touring schedule and playing the biggest festivals.
Drawing influence from Techno, Minimal, Trance and Tech house, his music is an amalgam which is greater than the sum of its parts. Join Boris in this Tech Talk, and get to know more about how he produces his trademark sound."

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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