MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Patch of the Week 50: volca nubass + volca sample BREAKBEAT ACID JAM

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Korg

"The Korg volca nubass is the most performable acid bass synth out there – with a unique analog VTO (Vacuum Tube Oscillator) providing huge, fat analog sounds, plus the ability to randomize and evolve your transpose, slide, and accent settings, run this bass synth through an overdrive (in this case, Korg’s Nu:Tekt OD:S tube overdrive pedal kit) and add some volca sample drums for pure acid breakbeat bliss."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Perfect Circuit Goes Online Only During Coronavirus Outbreak

via Perfect Circuit

"Covid-19 Update: In light of the recent statewide order, we have temporarily closed our Burbank showroom. We are still shipping online orders as usual, so please check out online or give us a call to make a purchase. Thank you for your continued support, stay safe & make music!💙"

Coronavirus [Episode 245]

Published on Mar 20, 2020 CatSynth TV

Synth bit at the end.

"As we shelter in place and weather the current COVID-19 pandemic, we thought we would share a little information about viruses and how they work, including the current coronavirus strain.

Background music features:
Samples from the Access Virus Ti
Tracktion BioTek virtual instrument
Arturia CMI V"

KORG NTS-1 Editor and Sound Bank as VST and Standalone

Published on Mar 20, 2020 mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90
Editor and Sound Bank for the Korg "Nu:Tekt" NTS-1 compact, digital, monophonic synthesizer.
With the NTS-1 Editor you have direct access to all parameters and can save them as a sound file and load them back into the NTS-1 at any time.

In the PlugIn VST Version you can record the controller movements and how to integrate the NTS-1 into your project.

Editor Features:
- Complex sound changes
- Direct access to the sound parameters
- X-Y modulation of all parameters
- The Editor settings can be stored in a Soundbank. and loaded again.
- A Soundbank with 100 Sounds is included.
- With the "Random" Function new sounds can be generated quickly.

The editor is available for PC as VST / Standalone 32/64 bit,
and for MAC as VST / AU / Standalone 64 bit."

Roland Zenbeats Division 106 | Fresh Sounds

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Roland Zenbeats

"Available now in Roland Zenbeats:
Manipulate the fabric of space and time with Division 106 for SampleVerse. This expansion pack includes 27 presets and a unique Zenbeats skin, all inspired by the JUNO-106 and JUNO-60. Construct sweeping vistas with strings, expressive keys, and propulsive bass. Journey into the void with Division 106."

Transformers by Lisa Bella Donna Featuring New Moog One Update

via @moogmusicinc

"A new #MoogOne firmware update with more than 50 new patches is now available for registered owners!

To highlight the instrument's new features, synthesist Lisa Bella Donna has created this series of Moog One compositions designed to inspire"

"This collection of tracks is available for purchase (pay what you want), and 100% of profits will be donated to Sweet Relief in order to help artists in need.

‘Transformers’ is a series of compositions by Lisa Bella Donna created while exploring the new features of Moog One’s powerful expression engine. These patches were designed to inspire creativity while guiding you through the instrument’s vast possibilities. As each track evolves, imagine how these sounds can integrate with your workflow and your next musical creation."

first words ever heard in a feature film - The Jazz Singer; Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet

Published on Jan 4, 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment

via Boing Boing:

"In 1927, Al Jolson spoke those words in The Jazz Singer, marking the end of the silent film age. (Of course, that film also featured Jolson in blackface which unfortunately was common at the time."

World on Pause - Novation Circuit Jam

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Gabe Miller Music

"A Novation Circuit jam that hopefully captures how I and others are feeling about the state of the world right now... Made with synth sounds by BoBeats and Tom Cosm and my free drums pack"

Friday Fun - M-Audio Venom Dreadbox Hypnosis

Published on Mar 20, 2020 sonicstate

"One thing I've found doing these in recent weeks - the process of just playing and improvising really soothes the soul - temporarily perhaps but its still a pleasant oasis. I can thoroughly recommend you try it.

This time I have the old M-Audio Venom an undeniably digital machine from some time ago, and with a pretty unique and angry sound, though it can do mellow too. I paired this up with the Dreadbox Hypnosis - which is a lovely performance FX unit - see our review.

Remember - 'Keep Calm and Play Synths'"

Also see my review and interview with Taiho Yamada here.

Noise Engineering Sale

via Noise Engineering

"When times are tough, it's always nice to have some new toys to play with. That's why we're having a sale! Use code 'NICE' at checkout for 10% off a module order up to $1,000, and a portion will go to charity as well!"

Remember, if you can afford to pick up new gear, now is a great time to support boutique manufacturers and synth shops. You can find those that directly support MATRIXSYNTH on the right.

TTMC 158 First Tests

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Todd Barton

"The Tokyo Tape Music Center is coming out with a Dual Sine-Sawtooth Generator Card for the Easel based on the Buchla 158, one of my favorite dual oscillators. This opens up whole new sonic and timbral worlds for the Easel. Here are just snippets of patches I created in just the first two hours upon unpacking this prototype. More formal videos will follow. Enjoy!

It will be available (tba) at"


TTMC Dual Sine Saw Card Part 1

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Todd Barton

"A basic overview and demo of the upcoming Dual Sine-Saw Generator 158 Card for the Buchla Music Easel from"

R*S Carnivore & BlueSky Only 01 - Modulating the SSG Triangle

Published on Mar 20, 2020 FOR channel

"Random*Source Serge Modular Synthesizer: CARNIVORE and BlueSky 01
Here I´m just modulating the SSG Triangle Output using all available modulation sources within the Carnivore itself.

This is kind of COVID-19 quarantine days ONE SERGE MODULE ONLY challenge ."

EMS Synthi AKS

via this auction

"The synth is booked in for a full overhaul. While this is taking place, the buyer has the option to specify any modifications they may require. The price quoted here is for a fully-overhauled EMS Synthi AKS; there will be an additional charge for modifications or upgrades beyond factory spec. We expect it will be ready by mid-April, though given the current climate this is subject to change."

Moog MemoryMoog LAMM - Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog

via this auction

"The ULTIMATE Memorymoog. The upgrade work performed by Lintronics between 2014-2016 (now has at least a year’s lead time and costs about €8000). Vastly superior in terms of ease of use, stability and MIDI implementation. (LAMM v3.2)

Full working order (and totally overhauled as part of the upgrade process a few years ago).

The upgrade developed and performed by Rudi Linhard finally realises the full potential of these instruments with a redesigned operating system, advanced MIDI functions and improved hardware components. The waiting list and lead time for this work is also the stuff of legend, and the cost is in the region of €8000. Read the full spec of the Lintronics upgrade on their site."

Roland MicroComposer MC-4b + CV Interface OP-8 + Digital Cassette Recorder MTR-100 1981

via this auction

"Same type of sequencer essential to early Depeche Mode, Aphex Twin etc. This has extra memory (upgrading it from a 4 to 4b). Voltage for the MC-4b is 100v, voltage for OP-8 and MTR-100 is 220v and 240v. So a bit of a mixture frustratingly. The MC-4b works perfectly as far as from my use. I haven’t had a chance to use the OP-8 or MTR-100, so selling those more as completist collectors pieces. They may well work perfectly, but I had no need for them practically. I recommend getting a copy of MC-4 hack to work with this too- so you can compose and transfer the data from your computer to this sequencer.
More information at the Roland MC-4 Wikipedia page"


via this auction

I wonder if you can wear these on your finger tips. They kind of look like finger tips minus nails. That or cigarette filters. Mmm...

Vintage 1970s Moog Satellite Synthesizer Registration Guide

via this auction

"This vintage registration guide gives the setting for different modalities of the Moog satellite synth. Settings for different voices or instruments and usage information. The cover is detached, I will leave it detached so that you can reattach it in your preferred manner, this is not pristine by any means but it is available, has been annotated in some instances see photos by original owner. Great piece to have if you have a Moog synth without one. Thanks for looking"

Mutable Instruments Ambika Synthesizer with 6 x SVF Voicecards

via this auction

"For sale is a freshly built Mutable Instruments Ambika synthesizer with 6 x SVF Voicecards.
Comes in cool graphite Plexiglas case.
Standart Mutable Instruments OS or YAM alternate OS on your choice.
I include in set 9V 1A AC power supply (for 220-230V countries).
Ambika synthesizer is fully assembled, tuned and tested.

"Ambika is a monster multi-voice hybrid synthesizer. You can play it as a 6-voice polysynth, an ensemble of 6 monosynths, or anything inbetween due to its easily configurable voicing architecture.
The sound generation is hybrid, combining the warmth and sonic character of a true 4-pole analog filter (or 2-pole multimode filter depending on the type of voicecard used), with the large array of waveforms offered by digital wavetables, fm and phase modulation. The digital control of the analogue filter and VCA also means a very large palette of modulation possibilities.

KORG MONOPOLY SN 370355 w/ Original Green Gig Bag

via this auction

Roland SH -2 w/ Original Brown "Leather" Gig Bag

via this auction

Roland TR -808 Tote Bag

via this auction

Some scuffs on it.

"Roland TR-808 Full-size bag Techno Denki Groove limited model-Discontinued product that is not available now._Price \ 17000 Size: Width 45cm Height 32cm Depth 10cm Weight: Approximately 500g Material: Vinyl (PVC) with shoulder strap / removable strap, adjustable strap length Description Synch Jewelry designer Serena galdo gives off Premium back that faithfully reproduces the immortal masterpiece "TR-808" of the electronic musical instrument maker Roland (Roland) from 3rd modeling technology from Synch of Greece which releases music equipment motif back. is._808 303 Game Music Lovers (�¿ �O ƒÖ �O �¿) Rhythm Machine Shoulder Cyberpunk Synth Music Synthesizer Shoulder Bag Large"

JoMoX XBASE 888 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 0426

via this auction


Published on Mar 20, 2020 CristianAltieri

Live Jam Hangout with ASM Hydrasynth!

Published on Mar 20, 2020 SourceDistributionTV

"We can't go outside, so come and hang out inside with us while our resident synth noodler Mylar melodies jams on the ASM Hydrasynth and Arturia Keystep!"

deltAdata : Deep Dive (live modular synth thor jam in my sub)

Published on Mar 20, 2020 deltAdata

"Live modular synth performance with thor in my imaginary submarine ! 😁"

Octatrack + Arp 2600

Published on Mar 20, 2020 studio snippets

Polypumpkins - Tapping Taps || Hydrasynth Soundscape Atmosphere 📻

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Polypumpkins

"Hydrasynth Keyboard and Desktop both set to ARP TapTrig mode. Experimental stuff, just keep tappin'
All Hydrasynth onboard FX, touched with Ableton Live.
Performed by Dominic Au."

2020-03-20 Machine Decisions

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Meng Qi

Yamaha CS5 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer + Roland RE-150 Space Echo

Published on Mar 20, 2020 SUBTOKYOSHOP

Yamaha CS5 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
+ Roland RE-150 Space Echo

controlled with Korg SQ-1 Sequencer

YAMAHA SK20 String Machine 1979 | HD DEMO

Published on Mar 20, 2020 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2020 by AnalogAudio1

Synthesizer Demo of the analog synthesizer/string machine YAMAHA SK-20. I played it along with Lexicon MPX500 (reverb) and a Roland DEP-3 (delay).

Yamaha's SK-series are string machines with additional sections (poly-synth, mono-synth, brass, organ, depending on the model). The SK20 a model in the middle. It has "ORGAN", "STRING" and "POLY-SYNTH" sections, they all are mixable. The Poly-Synth section has a nice analog filter (but only one for all voices - finally it's a string synth, not 100% a synthesizer).

A nice layer-string machine!"

Flame -4 VOX Quad Polyphonic Wavetable VCO/X-4 Quad Envelope VCA/Knight's Gallop-Shakmat Modular

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Dziam Bass

"In this patch I wanted to show mainly 4 VOX Quad Polyphonic Wavetable VCO and X-4 Quad Envelope VCA from Flame Instruments.

I used only one VCO from 4VOX and two channels with X-4.
To this I added pulses from Knight's Gallop from Shakmat Modular to triggers in X-4.
small change of wavetbles and addition of slightly portamento.
the melody is used with LFO as the Arpregio method with clock and quantitative LFO to Pitch in 4 VOX.

More about modules:

Quad wavetable oscillator - Quad LFO - MIDI wavetable expander

The 4VOX is a quad wavetable oscillator with up to four voices per VCO channel, resulting in a maximum of 16 voices at four individual outputs. Due to a MIDI input the module can be played both with CVs or/and directly via MIDI - MIDI allows for modulating some additional parameters. There are 39 memory locations for wavetables and 32 patches for all global and VCO parameters.

Sinevibes Korg FX - Shift

Published on Mar 20, 2020 Sinevibes

"Shift by Sinevibes is an effect plugin for Korg prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1:"

Casio FZ-10M | The Sound of 1987

Published on Mar 13, 2020 Espen Kraft

"Part 1 of my Casio FZ-10M experiences. The sound. Part 2 will put focus on features and operation.

The Casio FZ-1/10M/20M is capable of both sampling, subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis and you can even hand draw waveforms. It can do it all.
In this pt.1 you hear only sampled sounds, mostly DX and Emulator sounds."

Casio FZ-10M | Pt.2 - The System | Tutorial/Workflow

Published on Mar 19, 2020 Espen Kraft

"In Pt.2 I go through sampling, harmonic additive synthesis, how to draw waveforms, the 8 stage envelopes and more. This system can do so much and it's a true powerhouse and the sound is SO late 80s, Wonderful!

Find my music here:
iTunes Apple music:
Google Play:"

Unstoppable - a Krautrock inspired jam on the OP-Z

Published on Mar 19, 2020 Payton Carter

"Check out my music here -

I started this jam trying to make something in the vein of Tangerine Dream. I'm not quite sure if it ended up sounded anything like them, but there's definitely some Krautrock influence here.

I'm loving the OP-Z. I'm used to manually changing patterns and sessions on the Novation Circuit, so I thought I would give myself a break and just chain everything together for mostly automatic playing. The workflow on the OP-Z can be a little frustrating at times (especially when trying to work with anything longer than 16 steps), but I think it's best suited to quickly get ideas down and not worry too much about the details. It's lightning fast in that regard.

The new reverb engine is loads better for atmospheric/ambient sounds, which I tend to utilize more. I also really like the new "Analog" sound engine. I'm using it on the arp track here. The only problem is that the two new sound engines each take up a spot in the engine selection, which means if you allow all 8 engines on a track, you only have two spaces for user samples. Surely there's space to allow for plenty more, especially with that (unutilized?) 1GB chip. Please TE, help us out here!"

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