MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Vintage 1979 Super 8 Film Home Movie CONTROL DATA CDC 3600 COMPUTER PLAYS SOUSA

This one is in via peahix of Forward to 6:52 for the mechanical rendition.

"Another garage sale find. This is almost certainly the CDC 3600 that was installed at UCSD. Please note: Only parts of this film have sound. You can hear the CDC's rendition of Sousa's 'Stars & Stripes Forever' starting at 6:52."

Eurorack - Dub Techno (includes patch discussion!)

Electronisounds Audio

"I show a more polished and thought-out version of the Dub Techno patch we built up during this past weekends "Eurorack Patch Lab" Livestream.
(That stream is here if you want to see how this patch originated: [below] )
Then I explain a few ways that I am helping this patch move and evolve while playing.

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

[LIVESTREAM] Eurorack Patch Lab! - September 13th, 2020 (Dub Techno and Anomalies!)

Synth Expo organizers launch Synthesthesia 2020, a Metaphysical Synth Experience

"The organizers of the Synth Expo are excited to announce Synthesthesia 2020, their first online event entirely focused on synthesizers! The event is scheduled for Sunday October 4th from 2pm until 10pm and will be free with RSVP.

Since 2014, the Synth Expos have become an unmissable real-life appointment for all the synth lovers in several North American cities (including NYC, LA, Toronto, Austin and Montreal) to get a chance to try the new synths released by large manufacturers and discover new devices by boutique and modular builders.

This year, after launching a very well attended event in Portland, OR, the organizers had to cancel all the following scheduled shows due to the pandemic. Synthesthesia 2020 will be an opportunity to catch up with the industry through live streams with product specialists, product launches, Q&A with experts, and performances, and also to buy new synths at a discount through special promotions via sales partners American Musical Supply and Synth City.

If you are interested in attending, you can RSVP for free here:"

You can find additional details at:

Random Voltage to Buchla Oscillators

Todd Barton

"Today's question: What if I send the exact same random voltage to different oscillators in the Buchla domain. Will they all respond the same?"

Sound of: Arturia PolyBrute ( Polyphonic Analog Synth )

Click here for additional PolyBrute posts.

Happy to share this one with you ❤
I m lucky enough to be part of the sound designer team for the Arturia PolyBrute, here is a walkthrough demo of some Presets I m working on(I'm also working on official demos for Arturia which will be much more complete) .
On this demo I didn t add any effects except a very little Mastering ( Little compressor and Limiter) so all the effects you can hear come from the synth.It s better if you listen to this demo with good Speakers with Sub or good Headphone especially the bass presets.
I didn t shoot too close because this version is a pre Factory version and some typography are not exactly the same on the final version.
You have to know that is a demo of my sounds , it didn 't cover at all all the possibility of the Synthesizer and also I m not a "real Keyboard Player".
Few info about the PolyBrute: It s a 6 Full Voice Analog Polyphonic Synth with 2 filter/voice , Morphing possibility and lot of nice controller option ( like the Morphee , the Ribbon and a pressure-sensitive Keyboard ) and 3 digital effects.
I really love to use this synth, it's really inspiring.

Leonard de Leonard"

Digital Waveform User Oscillator for Korg Minilogue XD, Prologue and NTS-1

Tim Shoebridge

"I am very pleased to be able to present in this video my latest user oscillator for the Prologue, Minilogue XD and NTS-1. For me this oscillator is very much a trip down memory lane and an attempt to recreate some of the amazing sounds from one particular poly synth released by Korg way back in 1985.

To purchase and download this user oscillator, please go to my SoundMangling website at the following link:"

Mortuary (John Cacavas Tribute) by Everett Dudgeon (Prophet X)


"John Cacavas is one of the best composers in horror that has sadly been ignored. His iconic whistle oriented score for the awesome Horror Express still sends shivers down my spine. Other works include The Satanic Rites Of Dracula and Kojak.

I was going through a bunch of unreleased horror soundtracks and when I came across Mortuary I couldn't believe that John Cacavas was the composer. Luckily my Prophet X was next to me and I felt inspired.

The Prophet X is doing everything here. The upright piano, some bowed tonal percussion, suspenseful orchestral strings and some 12 String guitar hits.)


New Baloran Synth In The Works - Coming to SynthFest 2021

Un peu de son du nouveau projet

Laurent Baloran

"Retour du bac à sable dans le studio pour valider quelques options et une bonne occasion de vous présentez un peu de son ;)"


"Back from the sandbox to the studio to validate some options and a good opportunity to introduce yourself to some sound;)"

From the comments: "That’s definitely not a soft synth. Sounds „oberheimisch“ with highpass filter, also wave table and FM ?? Interesting!!" to which Laurent replied: "Thanks, I love your words ;)" He later states: "Thanks, I can't dwell on tech too much but it's not strictly speaking a wavefolder;)" and "No more precise information before SynthFest 2021, you will have to be there;) And thank you very much for your words."

Curious if that circuit board to the left is it.

Update on the board from Laurent: "Thank you, yes, it's horror in the foreground. It's not a prototype, but rather a sandbox to test/validate my ideas and schematics. How it works, it's half a voice card. I should go to V2, a real voice card prototype, pretty quickly now. The control panel is virtual, developed under JUCE, but very similar to what the physical panel will be. This allowed me to validate the ergonomic ideas."

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

New PATCH & TWEAK with Moog Synth Book

"Introducing PATCH & TWEAK with Moog

Now available for pre-order worldwide, PATCH & TWEAK with Moog is the ultimate resource for Moog synthesizer enthusiasts and all artists interested in an immersive modular synthesis experience.

Author, designer, and electronic musician Kim Bjørn has inspired thousands to explore the world of modular synthesis with his 2018 release of PATCH & TWEAK. Inside PATCH & TWEAK with Moog, readers can expect to embark on a new journey of discovering and understanding electronic sound.

The new hardcover book focuses extensively on all five members of the Moog semi-modular family—Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch—and features 200 pages full of…

Basic, intermediate, and advanced synthesizer techniques
Creative patch ideas and sound design tips
Inspiring interviews with artists like Suzanne Ciani, Trent Reznor, Lisa Bella Donna, Paris Strother, Hannes Bieger, and Moog synthesizer co-inventor Herb Deutsch
In-depth discussions with Moog engineers and never-before-seen photos from the Moog factory
Stories behind vintage Moog instruments, the history of Moog Music, and the incredible legacy of Dr. Bob Moog
Whether you're new to modular or looking for creative perspectives to expand your process, this book will inspire you. We feel honored to have been a part of its creation, and we can't wait for you to read it."

01 Arturia Polybrute Musical Demonstration


"Here is a musical demonstration of some of the sounds the Arturia PolyBrute is capable of.

All music is written, performed, and recorded by Marc Doty."

AutomaticGainsay Arturia PolyBrute posts

New ARTURIA POLYBRUTE Videos & Details

PolyBrute | Morphing Analog PolySynth | ARTURIA


"#PolyBrute is more than a #synthesizer - it's a 6-voice analog powerhouse, with unprecedented expressivity and sound #morphing capabilities, built to let you perform fearlessly, compose with fluidity, and explore sound in perpetual motion."

ARTURIA POLYBRUTE — the BEST Arturia synthesizer yet!


"Arturia Polybrute is finally here! I have spent about a week with it and here are my first first impressions & walkthrough of what this synth offers. I'm making videos & music full time now and you can support here: and you can get the shirt I wear at

00:00 Introduction
03:50 Overview of the Polybrute & Sound Demos
14:12 Patch from scratch
26:36 Making a beat with MASCHINE+ and Polybrute"

Arturia PolyBrute - First Look Preview


"We have the PolyBrute in for review, but we couldnt quite get the full review finished in time for the release deadline, so here's a quick look to keep you going until we're done."

POLYBRUTE Review // +70 Presets // Full morph tutorial for Arturia's flagship synth


0:00 Intro
1:00 Overview
4:05 Connectivity
4:40 Morph
10:00 Morphee
12:10 Ribbon
13:45 Stereo
15:25 Motion recording
16:10 Split/layer
17:10 Unison
17:50 Oscillators
21:00 Filters
24:40 Envelopes
26:15 LFOs
27:40 Mod matrix
28:55 Effects
31:45 Arp
32:30 Sequencer
33:45 Matrix arp
34:35 Snapshots
35:20 Generate
36:00 Pros & cons
39:40 Playing 70 select presets

Update: and the mini press release (new SynthFest France video below as well):

"Arturia unveils their expansive new flagship synthesizer, PolyBrute
Fusing the raw power of Brute oscillators with digital Matrix precision, the innovative three-dimensional Morphée performance touchpad, and pristine stereo effects, PolyBrute represents a new era of polyphony. Available November 2020.

_Analog morphing polysynth
Polyphonic power fused with unrivalled modulation capabilities. Infinite positions on an elusive spectrum of sound, instantly accessible. An instrument that responds to your every command for ultimate performance control. This is PolyBrute.

The Brute factor
6 pure analog voices driven by 2 Brute oscillators, complete with distortion, wavefolding, and FM control, shaped by dual enhanced filters for massive timbral variety.

Seamless three-dimensional morphing between two completely different states within a single patch. An infinite continuum of sound, immediately accessible expression.

Express yourself
A new dimension of performance control, with a dynamic ribbon strip, an assignable mod wheel, and finally, the innovative Morphée 3-axis performance touchpad.

No more static patches. 3 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, and modulation flexibility normally reserved for modular systems - with the immediacy and precision of digital control.

The Matrix
The digital brain to PolyBrute’s analog heart - control presets, the sequencer, morph state editing, and of course, PolyBrute’s expansive modulation routing.

Studio-grade effects
Pristine stereo digital effects incorporated into every patch, with parameters that can be modulated to no end - including algorithms from our acclaimed FX Collection.

_The full lowdown
The new Brute flagship has landed. Raw, powerful, organic - the Brute range is all about the tactile immediacy of analog synthesis. Explore it for yourself…

_Wooden legs
PolyBrute is designed to be fully compatible with our Wooden Legs companion. The Wooden legs offer a professional ergonomic solution, with a timeless beechwood construction, built for studio and stage that’s as reliable as it is stylish - enjoy an unhindered performing experience with class."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Check out additional Arturia PolyBrute posts here.

Arturia Polybrute - Philippe Brodu | SynthFest


Just spotted these on CATSYNTH

Cool cat.

"Meet Sniff. He is a Maine Coon and the son of Zatoichi who previously appeared with Metsonix gear. Sniff poses proudly with a Metsonix D-2000 and S-2000 along with several black modules. An impressive collection indeed!"

0-CTRL Patch of the Week #8: Touch Ratcheting


Noise Engineering Blog: Supersync patch with LIP

Noise Engineering

"From the blog:
Even with alllll the different types of synthesis and sound generation techniques there are today, I always fall back on dual-saw sync basses as a bit of a staple. And wouldn’t you know it, LIP can make a pretty solid emulation of one! This one’s easy to patch up; we don’t even have to tune it too carefully. Just follow the patch shown in the blog post linked above, and then adjust Oscillator B’s pitch to taste. A lot of the tone comes from the relationship between oscillator B’s pitch relative to oscillator A, so it’s also a great modulation destination in your patches, too.

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Noise Engineering Blog: FM bell patch with LIP

Noise Engineering

"From the blog:
Did you know that your LIP can do a pretty convincing emulation of FM? NO? Well, you do now. To make this work nicely, we need to tune our oscillators to a nice ratio that won’t be too inharmonic. For this example, oscillator B is tuned two octaves higher than oscillator A. How do we do this? Tuning LIP’s oscillators is easier than you might expect. First, switch Algo to the PM position, as that’s the algorithm we’ll be using for this sound. Set all the envelope sends to 12 o’clock so they’re not doing anything. Set the four tonal parameters fully counterclockwise, and switch the Mode to Free. You should just hear something close to a sine wave. Switch Master to A, then use the A pitch encoder to find a base frequency that you like. Then, switch Master to B, and use the B pitch encoder to tune oscillator B to a frequency two octaves above A (you can use a tuner like Soleo Vero for this, or switch Master back and forth to do it by ear).

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Noise Engineering Blog: Subtractive patch with LIP

Noise Engineering

"From the blog:

LIP tends to get noisy when you introduce inharmonic (read: out-of-tune) modulation from the second oscillator, which LIP makes easy to do. There are ways to get around that, but there are a lot of sounds we can make with just a single oscillator, too. This one is a personal favorite: by using the internal envelope to modulate the Morph parameter, we can emulate a traditional subtractive pluck.

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Squeeze Audio Compressor by Feedback [USER REVIEW + Demo] DIY SMD Eurorack

Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2020

G-Storm Electro on Reverb

"User review of the DIY Squeeze Audio Compressor by Feedback electronics.
I'll demo some sounds, give some audio compression tips,
and make a Future Sound of London Big Breakbeat patch.
You don't want to miss that one!
Give some thoughts about building the DIY version.
And conclude with some brief remarks.
I am not affiliated w/ Feedback Modules.

0:00 Cold Open Sounds
0:34 Introduction
2:09 Assembly Notes
4:33 Audio: Drumbrute Impact + Reverb
5:28 Audio: Parallel Compression Trick
6:41 Audio: Arpeggio + Reverb
8:10 Audio: Gluing A Mix Together with Compression
9:48 Patch: Future Sound of London Big Breakbeat
11:43 Concluding Remarks

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No additional mastering or processing."

KORG Polysix Analog Synthesizer (1982) Get Closer - Italo Pop


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

Synth Cover Version of the Italo Smash Hit from the year 1984, performed by Valerie Dore

all synthesizer sounds: KORG Polysix Analog Synthesizer (1982)
drums: E-MU Emax
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay

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:
RetroSound Home:"

Custom White Roland JD-800

via this auction

"Roland JD-800 in a custom white by Custom Synths UK

We've been told only two of these are around. One for the band Kaiser Chiefs, and this one."

Dave of The Packrat had one. You can find pics and demos in the archives here.

Update via customsynth in the comments in response to a question asking if it was the Gandalf JD-800: "hi no not gandolf , that one has dave on the back , kaisers dont own a jd800 in white , but do have a few other synths in white , as far as i remember i only painted 3 or 4 jd800s in white , with this one having line art for the graphics , jeff customsynth"

Sky Soundlab Voice Spectra Vocoder SN BE14016598

via this auction

You can find a demo of one here.

"Up for sale is the rare Voice Spectra Vocoder produced by Sky Soundlab (the same unit alternatively produced by Seekers).

It is in very good used condition with minor rack rash and some cosmetic wear.

It is in fully working functional condition.

Excellent youtube demo linked, it is not of this actual unit!

Comes with power cable. Some more info below:

This has a very clear sound for an analogue vocoder, a big part of why it makes voices so intelligible is the syllable function which inserts noise bursts into the signal for “s” and “sh” syllables. This is a pretty rare feature on an analogue vocoder, and it really helps with intelligiblity. The syllable function is also really cool for creating rhythms.

The Voice Spectra has good reputations in Japan for clear extent, high timbre, and for Speech Tracking Function (STF). STF is basically a pitch- to-voltage converter which functions by reading the glottal pulses of the speech signal. The control voltages from the output of the pitch extractor are fed to the VCO, so that this follow the cadences of the speech signaI. STF is an interesting additional facilities only to be found on more expensive vocoders like EMS.

Everyone familiar with vocoding will appreciate the Voice spectras compressor and Voiced/Unvoiced detector*.

The Voice spectra is a high quality studio-vocoder, appreciated by the staff at music studios, professional musicians, etc. in Japan. The articulation of the output signal is extremely good, being distinguished by remarkable clarity and distinctiveness. This quality of articulation, among other things, is what distinguishes SKY soundlab from other less sophisticated vocoders like the MAM VF11.

Moog Model 15 Legacy Modular System w/ 953 controller

via this auction

"Model 15 w/ 935 controller. Controller never used. Model 15 just checked out in Asheville by Moog. I also have the original box for the Model 15. Will ship from separate locations (direct from Asheville for the model 15, NYC for the other components. Shipping cost is estimate - I want to pack this as safely as possible to make sure it stays safe. disregard the patch cables plugged into the model 15 in the pics - those aren't included - but the red, blue, and yellow ones are. Can also deliver part or all of the system within 2 hours of NYC."

Roland V-Synth XT

via this auction

"Has rack ears/handles installed. There are nine custom song sounds from, JUMP, You give love a bad name, Runaway, Here I Go Again, Love Walks In, Don’t Stop Believing, FaithFully, and Dude Looks Like a Lady."

Alesis A6 Andromeda

via this auction

Among Us - Main Menu Theme on Korg Minilogue


"Among Us has such a hauntingly beautiful theme. It reminds me of floating through the emptiness of space. Anyway, I felt this would be a fun song to cover on the Korg Minilogue, so here it is! I hope you enjoy this synth version of Among Us :)"

Sequenced Jam #192 (w/ Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio)


"Some more experiments with lighting controlled by the modular synth. The main synth voices are from a Steady State Fate ZPO through a Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio, and an Instruo Ts-L through a Strymon Magneto. Bass is from a Roland SYS-510, the piano is from a 1010music Bitbox Micro, and percussion is from an SSF Entity BDS, Noise Engineering LIP, and the Bitbox Micro. All sequencing was done with the NerdSEQ.

All audio was sent to Ableton through a pair of outs on an Expert Sleepers ES-9 to trigger the lights with an Enttec DMXIS. The piano was played through the outs on the ES-9 and into the Bitbox Micro, and is triggered manually as a stereo sample. Recorded in one take with no overdubs."

Roland M-SE1 String Ensemble 90's Strings Sound Module Preset Sounds #1


"Roland M-SE1 String Ensemble 90's Strings Sound Module Preset Sounds #1

Preset 1 ~ 61

Recorded with Fostex Model 3180 Stereo Spring Reverb Unit
The sequences controlled and recorded by Ableton Push"

UDO Super-6 Improv


"Improvising a poignant theme on the Super 6 over a backdrop of modular synth forest noises."

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

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