MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, September 28, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Keyboard Mag. July '98 | What Was In It?

Espen Kraft

"Madonnas album 'Ray of Light' is an awesome album and back in the late 90s when it was released I listened a lot to it because I loved the somewhat groundbreaking work done by William Orbit on it. In terms of filtering and chopped up vocal effects.

Internet was still pretty new back then and magazines were often how we gained intel on how major productions were made. This is the magazine that made me aware of the ADR PanScan (as Orbit explains inside how he used it on Madonnas vocals) I will show you very soon.

By 1998, sample libraries were starting to take of more and more and the Gigasampler had been launched. To have a major sampler in a plugin form was so awesome after years of having to buy big, expensive bricks of electronics to get some long samples going."

Sonicware Liven first impression using the looper

"This is literally my first hour playing with this Sonicware Liven 8 Bit Warps. Just experimenting. I’m just learning how to design sounds and layer tracks using the looper. All the sounds are from the Liven including the drums."

ARP 2600 1970s modular Analogue Synth + keyboard

via this auction

Yamaha DX200

via this auction

"A groovebox with a DX7 engine that includes a filter and lots of knobs! A conveniently portable machine with digital FM synthesis and a variety of excellent drum sounds. Plug in a midi keyboard and this thing is a DX lovers dream! This piece of gear comes with the power supply and the original manual. Data knob is prone to jitter when switching patterns. What I've done is use electrical contact cleaner when it acts up and its good as new. Everything else works perfectly."

3 custom knobs.

MTI Auto Orchestra AO-1

via this auction

"This piece of gear is truly one of the coolest "one man band" machines ever created! Wayy ahead of its time. The main control box is in excellent shape ,as is the volume pedal .* Also included are the stands. The Bass pedals are from an older unit which has the steel inserts preventing from pedals from breaking. All the major main keys work perfectly ,but some of the sharp note pedals need cleaning -as I never used them. This item will pay for itself for the price im asking ,after 3 jobs playing out I am retiring and no longer have a use for it .this is a steal for the asking price .thanks for looking !"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

via this auction

"Fantastic prophet 600, new key contacts so perfect triggering for years to come. midi, battery, factory set, fully cleaned and professionally serviced.

gligli avail for additional $95."

After Later Audio Popple // Stereo Eurorack Filter - demo & LOTS of patch tips


"Here’s the new stereo Eurorack filter ‘Popple’ from Seattle based After Later Audio. It’s a stereo filter design based on the Mutable Instruments Ripples v1 circuit. You have stereo inputs and then stereo outputs for band pass, 2 pole low pass and 4 pole low pass. Stereo cut off, and resonant controls as well as CV inputs are present plus the addition of attenuverters to fit the cut off frequencies on the left and right sides and there’s addition left and right FM inputs to modulate the two sides of the stereo filter independently. As always I’ve tried to cram plenty of patch tips into the video so I hope you gain some ideas and patch tips for your own systems."

00:00 Hello & patch previews
01:13 Popple feature run down
02:12 Raw filter sweeps demo
03:36 Dual mono filtering
05:11 Filtering stereo beats with ducking, auto wah and audio rate modulations
07:22 Vocal & formant like tones with audio rate modulation
08:51 FM synthesis with dual oscillating sines
10:20 Percussion synthesis (kicks and FM overtones)
11:56 Quick tips for mono to stereo patching
12:56 Dual LFO oscillations & sub audio wobbles
14:10 Filter pings
15:14 Stereo feedback turning sine waves into saw waves
17:03 Dual slew limiter and resonant LFOs

"Popple is an 8hp multimode stereo filter based on the Mutable Instruments Ripples V1 filter section. Popple maintains the buttery smoothness of Ripples filter while giving you two separate audio paths. The audio paths share a resonance, control, a frequency cutoff control, resonance CV input, and a v/oct cutoff CV input. Each channel then has its own cutoff CV input with attenuverters (which are normalled to a 2.5V signal).

Popple will also self-oscillate at high resonance settings, when coupled with the v/oct CV control. Popple can act as a dual sine wave oscialltor as well.

Presale notes

We are running a presale right now. Modules will ship on Oct 7th. All source files will be released on our Github on Oct 7th."

Synthesizer V - Vocal Synthesizer from Dreamtonics


"In this video I look at Synthesizer V a vocal synthesizer from Dreamtonics Japan. I look at how it works and check out some of the results.

More Info:


Modular Jam with Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Intellijel Plonk, Shapeshifter, and Sample Drum

Sarah Longfield

"Out of town for the weekend and I only had my modular with me, decided to try and do a little live jam :)"

Earthworm Jim - New Junk City on Moog Sub 37

Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of "New Junk City" level theme by Tommy Talarico from Earthworm Jim (© 1994 Shiny Entertainment) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro X drums."

Eowave Persephone Ribbon Synth MK1

via this auction

Multi track Looper Walkthough : Qun synthesizer

Nunomo LLC

"Firmware v2.0 adds Multi track looper."

Arturia PolyBrute Analog Synth "Random Patch Genaration" Walkthrough.

Sound Provider

"Here is a feat I love on synthesizer , when you're lacking inspiration or looking for a fresh idea, it's always cool to have a random patch generation function on a synth.
So the Arturia PolyBrute can do this , and after someone ask me about that on a forum ( Gearslutz I think ) I did this video to show what you can expect with it.
What you see on the video:Me generating Random patches and playing with and turning the morph button to explore the preset. I've edited a little to remove the least interesting parts.
Few thoughts about the function, most of the time we generate pads, some lead and bass and very little percussive sound, it is often necessary to retune some osc for the morphing to be tuned, but sometimes the intermediate positions of the morphing create magical moments.

Random Patch Generation on the Manual:
"6.3. Random patch generation
PolyBrute can generate a random patch for you by choosing sounds A and B from different patches, changing the morph knob value, moving the result to sound A, and then repeating most of that process a random number of times. The generated patch can then be tweaked, saved as a Snapshot, or saved as a new preset.
This feature is found at Settings/Preset Info/Generate. Press [Assign 3] to generate the random patch."


Leonard de Leonard"

Inbetween by Db and Ishq

New release from supporting member Dave Bessell. A unique aspect to this release is it may be the first full length ambient album to be done in virtual reality - as well as the usual audio formats. Here is a link to a 360 image of the album cover, which also exists inside the VR.

"A new ambient collaboration available as audio download, CD and Virtual Reality! Dave Bessell (Node, and DiN records artist) and legendary maverick ambient producer Ishq bring you the first full length ambient album to be presented as virtual reality in addition to the usual audio formats. Available from Bandcamp, the best platform for artist support -

Ishq and db have been secretly working away on an island just off the coast of reality to bring you a mind bending slice of deep psychedelic ambient electronica that comes complete with virtual environments for each track. Immerse yourself in their virtual world, you may never be the same again. No VR headset? No worries, this release also comes with a version that can be installed on your desktop (Win 10) and navigated around like a video game. The audio versions come complete with the install files to get the VR running, no separate purchase required.

What does it sound like? ‘Like aliens landing in an english meadow’ - Spatialize"

Launchpad Pro [MK3] - Sequencer: Overview // Novation

Launchpad Pro [MK3] - Sequencer: Step View // Novation


"The Launchpad Pro [MK3] features a powerful, four-track 32-step sequencer which can be used with both software and hardware. It is packed full of functions that can help you to create interesting music ideas. As part of our Launchpad Pro [MK3] Sequencer tutorial series, Enrique gives you an overview of the Sequencer and shows you how to get started with your hardware and software.

Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most powerful 64-pad MIDI grid controller for producing: both in Ableton Live and with your hardware. It gives you everything you need to create and perform your tracks.

Featuring deeper Live integration and dedicated buttons that get you closer to the Ableton workflow, Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most advanced grid controller for producing with Ableton Live. Plus, keep your tracks evolving with the four-track, eight-note polyphonic, 32-step standalone sequencer, get inspired to build harmonies with chord mode and never hit a wrong note with scale mode.

Make Launchpad Pro [MK3] your own. Custom Modes lets you design the perfect controller for your live setup and perform with all your gear, however you want. You can also tailor Launchpad Pro [MK3] to take control of MIDI-compatible hardware and software – with or without a computer.

That’s not all, Launchpad Pro comes with a constant source of inspiration featuring plug-ins, sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, XLN Addictive Keys, and Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette- plus membership to Novation Sound Collective.

--- Discover even more about Launchpad Pro:"

Hans Kulk of Willem Twee Studios

Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Hans Kulk of Willem Twee Studios for Fifty Years of ARP: The 2500 in 2020 Synthposium!

Learn more about them at:'

Creating a track on the wall of test equipment | walkthrough


"In which I head back to the wall of test equipment and develop a patch from almost scratch. Full process, few edits. So this is rather different to my "normal" videos. Recorded for the Willem Twee Lustrum festival on request by Hans Kulk." Studio-66 Modular Synthesizer

TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

Nocturno - Eurorack, VCV Rack, MiniBrute 2S, Keystep Pro, Sensel Morph, Midilar

Omri Cohen

"The WAV file for this performance is available on my Patreon page -
And also a walkthrough video of the patch and the VCV patch file -"

VGM #178: Lantern (DELTARUNE) Ft. DK's Musicbox

Amie Waters

Synth spotting with Amie Waters. These are great in that you can clearly identify what each synth is doing.

You can find additional posts featuring Amie Waters here.

Novation Supernova 2

via this auction

Creamware Prodyssey ASB

via this auction

"This is the version of the ARP Odyssey you want if you want its sounds in polyphony, together with modern conveniences (patch memory, onboard effects), within an very classy enclosure. It even comes with an added Minimax (Minimoog) filter switch."

Roland Studio System - 100m Modular

via this auction


112 152677
121 091857
130 142283
140 193380
150 112218

181 081713

Lider-2 Soviet Analog Guitar Synthesizer Maunal

via this auction

Marsh UDS Soviet Analog Drum Synth Manual

via this auction

Audiothingies Micromonsta 8-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer

via this auction

"The Micromonsta is an 8-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer.

Small, powerful, great sound, usability and easy editing were key elements while designing the Micromonsta.

It features:

8 voices of polyphony

2 oscillators, 1 sub oscillator, 1 multimode filter, 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, 6 modulation slots, 3 scalers, 1 lag operator per voice

12 oscillator types + 30 (multi-sampled) wavetables (15 factory featuring both evolving sweeps and totally random wavetables + 15 user for your own creations)

8 filter types

Powerful detuning options (both per voice and per oscillator)

Powerful arpeggiator with step pattern editor, slide and accent capable for 303-ish arpeggiated phrases

Deep modulation matrix (with for example filter parameters, envelope or LFO speeds as destination)

A chorder module allowing the generation of 4-note chords within a key/scale

013-The Dreadbox Typhon: More Functions and Modulating Effects


"Here is a roundup of several not-yet-covered functions, and a basic exploration of modulating effect parameters.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Dreadbox Typhon over drum patterns fashioned from GarageBand loops."

AutomaticGainsay Dreadbox Typhon posts

Curves Filter Bank -Flame Instruments/Primary Oscillator ,ModTools,Micro Sequence-Pittsburgh Modular

Dziam Bass

"Today I have a small demo of the Curves 12 Band Filter Bank & seqencer from Flame instruments and modules like Lifeforms Primary Oscillator, Lifeforms Micro Sequence and Lifeforms Mod tools from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers .😀

For this I used Time Wizard from Shakmat Modular , X-4 from Flame as VCA and Dual LFO from nakedboards .
As a delay I added the guitar effect Red Repeat from Carl Martin .

The whole voice is basically from Pittsburgh ,so Sine wave and Timbre out added to INA and INB in ​​Mod tools.
it was used as a mixer 😀, filter sound and fun with LFO when in the Curves filter for a given band I added LFO , and various gates from Time Wizard module , so the sound is moving all the time,

In curves I only used the ODD input and ODD output but you can also use EVEN or ALL and each band its own VCA and also the Audio OUT.🔥😍

it's best to watch the video yourself and take a look at the pages of these modules and check out the cool ECHO modeled on the Vintage sound from the 1950s. 🔥🔥👌

for me, these are great modules and a nice delay effect that I often use in new music recently
All in Rack Brute 6U from Arturia ."

Elektron Analog OS Upgrades: Step Recording


"Step Recording comes to the Analogs! Fresh from its splashdown on the Digis, the machines can now input notes into the sequencer step by step. For Analog Rytm users, you can even input multiple tracks simultaneously. On Analog Four, things stay tasty allowing you to input chords per step. Flex the feature’s power to the max by controlling other gear using Midi, CV, and Gate."

Ritual Electronics Anima dual VCO - waves sound overview with Altar Filter

Dziam Bass

"Hello All.
today I have a small waves overview of Anima dual VCO from Ritual Electronics .

I reviewed some waves and pitch in the video so that you could see the power of this oscillator, in the second part I added a small sequence and also the Altar filter from Ritual .🔥🔥👌

Anima is Dual voltage controlled segments generator. AD / ASR envelope, LFO, Digital Oscillator and more.
Anima draws its roots in the “west coast” analog function generators and updates them in the digital realm. This take allows for extremely precise 1V / Oct tracking (10+ octaves) when in cycling mode, and for the control of the rising and falling segments (aka attack and decay) curves without affecting timing + a few more tricks.

The 1V / Oct input turns Anima into a very capable digital dual oscillator - when in cycle mode - with two types of frequency modulation and voltage controlled waveform crossfading. Cross patching is highly recommended for harsh mayhem synthesis!

The Curve parameter goes well beyond the usual Lin / Log control. It morphs smoothly between several curvatures (including the classic log, lin and exp) without affecting the rising and falling times.

For maximum versatility each channel of Anima has an output polarity switch, making it 0 to + 8V in unipolar mode or -5 to 5V in bipolar mode, suitable for audio or bipolar CV generation.

Altar is a voltage controlled 3-pole, 18dB / octave state variable filter.

Altar The configuration of the filter can be smoothly crossfaded from BP to LP to HP. This unusual filter type arrangement brings out very nice harmonics and nuances. It is really suited to CV control. The CV input has an attenuverter. Resonance is under voltage control with attenuverter as well allowing for great timbre modulations. It is particularly useful to recreate accent patterns à la 303. There is a gain at Altar input to beef up your signal which then distort the filter core. The filter tracks 1V / oct for 4-5 octaves and can turn into a very sweet sine oscillator

More info here and see also other modules and the latest 1U modules from Ritual electronics:

Thanks for watching and have a nice day!

"Anima is a dual voltage-controlled segments generator. It can be an AD or an ASR enveloppe, an LFO, a Digital Oscillator and even more. Breath life into your modular patches with continuously evolving sonic modulations."


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