MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

How to play the "Soldering Synthesizer" by Neya-Gakki

How to play the "Soldering Synthesizer" by Neya-Gakki ねや楽器さんの「ソルダリングシンセサイザー」の演奏方法
PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

Somewhere between reverse DIY and live circuit bending...

via R-MONO Lab



"The Soldering Synthesizer is a new type of synthesizer that uses a soldering iron to play. We have established an innovative playing method that does not use any knobs or keyboards. Not only can you change the rhythm pattern with a solder short, but you can also enjoy drastic changes by directly replacing resistors and capacitors."

R-MONO Lab - ソルダリング・シンセサイザー(ねや楽器)

Interactive Light Dimension Beam D-Beam MIDI Controller

via this auction

Old school d-beam controller. Only one other previously featured on the site back in 2017. You can find more info on these in that post.

Red Sound Voyager 1 Beat Extractor - Audio to MIDI Clock Sync Interface

via this auction

Never seen these before. First time posted on the site. RedSound of course made the Darkstar synths.

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Rack SN 00568 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Rack Synth Module in absolutely mint condition! Four DSI Evolvers in a single box that can be used a four independent synths (with independent stereo outputs per voice), or as a huge polyphonic monster synth. Anyone who owns an original DSI Evolver knows how "big" it can sound with just one voice. This synth gives you four of them!"

Oberheim OB-XA

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 Rush


Some Rush for you.

This Prophet-600 is currently for sale on Reverb here. Pics previously captured here.

Low Frequency Expander 2.0 by Yorick Tech

"Announcing the Low Frequency Expander 2.0, a major firmware upgrade, free to all users, available from December 2020.

The LFE is a standalone, hardware modulation expander that supports the OB-6 and Prophet 6, Korg Prologue, Nord Wave 2 and a generic ‘CC-Synth’: any midi device that can be controlled by midi CC messages. It uses midi to provide 3 complex global LFOs and a 6-stage envelope – which can also be configured as an 2 to 16-step modulation sequencer – to add considerably more complexity, movement and playability to these amazing synthesizers. It also acts as a 4-slot modulation matrix, allowing you to route velocity, key, aftertouch, mod wheel or CV in (optional) to about 50 destinations in the synth (80 with the Nord!)

Simply selecting a new patch on the synth makes the LFE automatically recall the same- numbered LFE patch from its memory, so the two have their patches locked together. You can select the next (or previous) patch in the same category, stepping through all of the Bass patches for example.

New in 2.0
Support for the Rev 4 Prophets 5 and 10, and Moog Voyager. CC-Synth and any two synths are included free; others are extra cost.

Internal midi clock for controlling the LFE and external devices.

The synth’s patch names can now be read and displayed by the LFE, so if you edit patches using for example Sound Tower, the LFE can get these directly form the synth even though the synth itself can’t display them.

Release Aftertouch (RAT) allows you to fix an aftertouch value just before releasing the last note and hold that value until the next note is played. This can be used in a similar way to release velocity, which is sadly only generated by a few keyboards. RAT lets you, for example, increase Release times or increase FX depth just by giving the keys a quick press before releasing them.
The LFE now supports Poly Chaining using any keyboard as master and any synth as slave. The LFE handles all of the note sharing so the attached keyboards simply remain in their normal mode.

You can limit the number of voices played, add a second Sub Voice like a sub oscillator but at any pitch, and can add a velocity offset to the sub voice, so that for example, a second voice a 5th higher comes in only when played with more velocity."

X-plorations Vol 1 - Patches 33 to 64 - Sequential Prophet X


"Here is the 2nd of 4 Videos, highlighting Patches 33 to 64 of X-plorations Vol 1 for the Sequential Prophet X. I decided to do a Bank for the Prophet X, however I went and Sampled a variety of Oscillators from the Synths that I own, including Moog ONE, Dreadbox Erebus, Moog Sirin, Matriarch and much more.

I've sampled the Oscillators wide open and every Key across a 61 note range and used the Synthesis capabilities of the Prophet X. I have also utilized some of the Factory Content, such as Strings and Choirs for some of the Patches, as well as the on-board Oscillators.

Many Patches are Stacked or Splits, however many use the fantastic Stereo Filter for Evolving pads, Strings, Leads, Bass and so much more."

GEOSynths X-plorations Vol 1

Surprise! OB-6 Easter Egg Reveal With J3PO


"Just when you thought you knew everything about the OB-6, J3PO reveals a hidden feature — our “spring reverb thwack” easter egg. Works on both OB-6 and Prophet-6. Give it a thwack yourself!"

What the what?? How is this even possible? Built-in motion sensor? Curious if it works on the desktop versions as well. Just don't "thwack" them off the table trying. :)

two ALICE 1387. plays filters.

Alexey Taber

Behringer's Response on The SWING

"The Facts" according to Behringer have been added to this post.

Prophet 6, PANACEA, preset 021 Simple low brass

Bob I. Gomez

"I call this one Panacea."

Sequential Prophet 6 & Eventide H9 (Ultratap)


Anyware Semtex XL Synthesizer Demo - Minimal House

Tom Noise

Anyware Semtex XL posts. You do not see these often. Last post was in 2015.

Tiny Powerhouse | 0-Coast & 0-Ctrl

Cinematic Laboratory

"0-Coast & 0-Ctrl may be small, but they're huge tiny powerhouses when it comes to driving other gear. Every CV output can be used to modulate, move, push and kick something else so they can easily become the heart and brain of a more complex system, with the Tape & Microsound Music Machine as a clear example. Also I'd like to show that the simple 'one voice' sound of the 0-coast can lead to great new sounds when you 'balance' it with other sources like STO, Telharmonic or your own favorite. And finally, some FX can make a lot of difference. Have fun and happy patching!
MakeNoise's Lewis Dahm did the pixel art on their Office Hours series and I just had to borrow and animate his square 0-coast."

NatLife Sounds Black Friday Sale

"NatLife Sounds has started its V-Black Friday Sales with up to 99% off Templates, Soundsets, Samples and MIDI melodies."

Check them out here.

P.S. Be sure to also see the dealers on the right for their Black Friday sales.

Haken Audio Control Voltage Converter CVC SN F290-40

via this auction

"Ultra Fast Communications The CVC is built around i2c chips which communicate directly with the Continuum at 400kHz data rate. High Resolution Unprecedented pitch bend support of 8 octaves (96 half steps pitch) at full Continuum output resolution (1 cent), with 16 bit DA converters on all individual control voltage outputs. Output Filtering The Continuum updates parameters at a much higher rate than a standard keyboard. Finger pressure update rate is so fast that the updates can make an audible pitch on a standard Midi-CV, requiring external filtering. The CVC has been designed with this in mind, and as such requires no external filters for noise suppression. Midi Data Playback The CVC can output control signals originating from data fed to the Continuum's Midi input. This allows a Continuum performance to be captured and played back from a Midi sequencer into the CVC. Customizable Depending on your analog synthesizer, you will have particular preferences for voltage ranges of each output on your CVC. The CVC can switch between different voltage set ups at any time through special interaction with the Continuum playing surface or the Continuum Editor. The Continuum Editor also allows the creation of custom setups. Formulas Each of the CVC's 16 control voltage outputs has a user programmable formula. These formulae are derived from continuous input combinations of the four main performance parameters of a Continuum note: The Gate, the X (left to right), the Y (front to back), and the Z (up and down) values."

Yamaha DX200

via this auction

Acidlab Bassline

via this auction

Refurbished ARP Quadra

via this auction

"The ARP is in good condition, fully functional, recently refurbished by Boris Electronics, Chicago. A list of components and repairs are posted. The synth is in very good condition on the top, bottom, front and sides. The bottom has various scratches and the plate is not the original. One slider in the mixer section was partially broken off but still is high enough for editing and fully functional as all knobs and sliders."

Roland MSQ-700

via this auction

"The MSQ-700 is an 8-track sequencer that holds up to 6,500 notes that can be stored. Functions of the MSQ-700 include a chain function, multi-track function, overdubbing and a merge function.

Control your TR-909, or Juno-60 or any other MIDI equipment. The MSQ-700 is compatible with both MIDI and Roland's proprietary DCB sync methods (although it can't do both at the same time). Made in Japan."

Emenee Computer Play Organ SN 08130

via this auction

You can find pics of the original box in this previous post. That one is SN 08310.

K-Board Pro 4 meets Madrona Labs Aalto

Keith McMillen Instruments

"K-Board Pro 4 meets the Madrona Labs Aalto synthesizer."

WEIRD SOUNDS // UNBOXING // CWEJMAN SM-1 // Korg SQ 1 // tc Echobrain


"UNBOXING complete synthesizer voice CWEJMAN SM-1 and makingn some weird sounds triggered by KORG SQ-1 and refined with TC ECHOBRAIN analog delay."

Keystep Eurorack Jam: Lifeforms SV1- Echophon - Clouds

Tom Noise

"Short jam with a Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV1, sequenced by Arturia Keystep. The pitch of the sequence was quantized with an Intellijel uScale.

The signal path is Lifeforms SV1 patched into Make Noise Echophon for Delay and into Clouds (using freeze) for creating the athmospheric texture.
The pitch of the echophon was slightly modulated by a Mutable Instruments Peaks in LFO Mode."

AKAI Professional MPC Live 2.9 Update – DrumSynth Plugin Demos

"We're proud to debut DrumSynth, a powerful plugin instrument for MPC and FORCE that allows you to build and create synthesized drum sounds. With a robust sound generation engine, extensive audio effects and more, DrumSynth is the revolutionary plugin to fuel your most creative drum and percussion sound designs. Discover DrumSynth today."

Force Academy DrumSynth | Creating Patterns
Force Academy DrumSynth | Creating a Song in the Arranger
Introducing DrumSynth for MPC and FORCE
DrumSynth | Using The Drum Models
DrumSynth | Making a HipHop Beat

User Demos:

AKAI Professional MPC Live 2.9 Update – AIR DrumSynth Plugin Demo (no talking)
Bonedo Synthesizers

Akai MPC DRUMSYNTH Review, Pros and Cons // 2.9 update explored (Force got this Drum Synth too)

Post update complete.

14 Minutes of Modular Noise Drone

The Daydream Sound

"At the end of a day of music production." Box 11 system

Neutral Labs ELMYRA Review by Molten Music Technology

Molten Music Technology

"ELMYRA is a killer DIY drone synth based loosely on the SOMA Labs Lyra-8. It's full of noise and energy and here's my full review."

See the Neutral Labs label below for more.

Impulse Command - Akai Tom Cat - Techno Jam

The Free Radikal

Sound On Sound Jan '90 | What Was In It?

Espen Kraft

"Sound on Sound issue January 1990. A time where more and more gear were becoming digital. Analog was on its way out and this issue shows this clearly. Again, lots of colorful ads, reviews, features and clinics. Let's go through this and se What Was In It!"

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

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