MATRIXSYNTH: 1/1/21

Sunday, January 31, 2021

What's so cool about the Microfreak Keyboard?


video by Synth Diy Guy

Website: https://www.quincasmoreira.com/

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/quincas

Yamaha SK-30 | Dreams in Prague


video by MIDERA

follow-up to this post

"Day 2 I think. Well, third day. I mean - technically I got it on Friday? So spanning 3 days, but less than 24 hours. Anyway.

Maybe this was more fun to play than it will be to listen. Only way to find out is to see how many little smiters come out to smite me with their dislikes. They're cute.

Monosynth - Ok, that's the part of this that I think really makes this instrument stick out. I mentioned in my previous video (or the comments) - the SK-20 just doesn't seem that interesting, since it contains everything minus the monosynth. The SK-50 has, what, a second keyboard? Crazy. That seems huge. And apparently it lacks the mixer section... but that must be wrong. I can see it in the photos. Anyway, it's too big. The SK-30 is too big too, but it's got a cool look to it.

Where was I? The Monosynth section, yes. Ok - aftertouch on the monosynth is really fantastic. I use it here with "brillance" which like, opens up the filter? At least that's what it sounds like. Really really love how it sounded here. It was also mixed with the organ and sometimes strings to make it stand out.

I like playing a nice 'pad' sound on the lower octaves and then use the mono part for a lead, because I'm not a good keyboardist and couldn't use the monosynth for bass - although it would be wonderful with that if I was capable. Others are no doubt.

I had a lovely conversation with someone about the Yamaha SK-30 versus the Korg Trident, a synth I have longed for for quite a while. The Trident wins as a polysynth because it has 8 voices, each able to articulate with the filter (it has 1 filter per voice, unlike the SK-30 which has 1 filter for all voices). Still - they seem different, the two synths. The SK-30 with it's monosynth for leads on top of pads, seems like it makes sense to me. But obviously, given the two, I'd go for the Trident. If only because it looks cooler, but also I suppose because it has MIDI kits available and that polysynth section seems worth it. Anyway -

Monosynth. That to me is where this shines. I probably would have (within days) gotten rid of the SK-30 if it weren't for that 1VCO SOLO section.

Now, if only I could figure out how to make it sound in tune when using the Analog keys to sequence that... Right now, it works, but it's waaaaay out of tune. Maybe I'll figure it out some day.

Eventide Space used for reverb."

Erica Synths Pico System III Desktop Modular Synth



via this auction

Roland SH-5 vintage Analog Synth



via this auction

Sequencer gate, 64 step, 16 channels, analogue, for synthesizer



via this auction

Univox miniKORG K-2 700S Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 00577 w/ Original Box & Extras



via this auction

"1976 Univox miniKORG K-2 700S Vintage Analog Synthesizer. (Lead sound of most early Cars hits and a favorite of Greg Hawkes). Discovered in the back of a music store storage room where it sat for over 40 years. Pristine cosmetic condition. Duet/Osc2 and Ring modulation 1-3 doesn’t affect sound. Possibly dirty switch or component out of spec due to age. Functions fine otherwise. Sheet music stand still wrapped in plastic.

Includes box, hang tag, promotional card, and sheet music stand."

Elektron Machinedrum MKII SPS 1 UW+



via this auction

Zlob Modular VnIcursal VCA version 666



Playlist:
Żłob Modular VnIcursal VCA v666 Drone 1
Żłob Modular VnIcursal VCA v666 Drone 2 "Ring Mod"
VnIcursal VCA v666 demo 1 by Andy Ortmann
[2nd demo on Zlob Modular here]



via Zlob Modular

"The VnIcursal VCA is an 8hp 6 Channel VCA Eurorack Module available as a Eurorack DIY Kit, PCB and Panel, or Built Module.

It is the smallest, most compact Voltage Controlled Amplifier in the Eurorack market. It provides 6 OTA(LM13700)-based DC Coupled Linear VCAs for Audio or CV. The 6 VCAs are summed together so it can also be used as a voltage controlled mixer. Each VCA out is normalled to the SUM out so they can be removed from the mix and used on their own, they are not cascaded outputs. The potentiometers control the amount of gain and when a voltage is inserted into the CV in the potentiometers act as attenuators. With a control voltage of 5 volts the VCA will be around unity gain, above 8v can clip the input. LED brightness with or without CV in provides constant feedback of each channels amount of gain.

The newest VnIcursal version 666 now uses mostly resistor arrays(meaning multiple resistors in one long SIP package) as opposed to 90+ single resistors with v5. Upgrading to resistor arrays greatly simplifies the build and reduces the build time by 30 or 40%. Now the VCA is much more DIY friendly with new detailed build docs and should have less part placement headaches resulting in overall less troubleshooting and problems.

Version 666 also reduces bleed and cross talk sometimes apparent with version 5. But keep in mind analog VCAs can only close so much, or be so silent. In certain situations based on power supplies and gain stages the VCA can experience some bleed or noise mainly at the sum out as all channels are passively summed then buffered. Inputs above 1K Hz will experience more bleed than lower frequency signals.

Also version 666 now comes with all red leds.

Width: 8hp
Panel Material: PCB
Reverse Power Protected
Current Consumption: +12v 30 mA, -12v 20mA.
Depth: 35mm
Ships with M3 black nylon screws
Build Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced
Expandable: no"

February Filter Sweep YouTube Protest & a Call to any YouTube / Google Employees


Youtube claimed copyright on a synth filter sweep video by ranzee

"I can't believe we are now getting copyright claims just for performing tests on synths! Yep - all I did was a filter sweep - and BAM! Copyright Claim police came on in and took my video away (partially) from the world. This is ludicrous!"



This one was sent my way via supporting member, Synth Addict.

For those not aware, YouTube has algorithms that scan audio in videos for copyright infringement. If something is found in violation, the video is automatically unpublished. The problem? Apparently certain filter sweeps are triggering take downs. This is becoming a problem for synth demos (per ranzee above, and previously mentioned here for example). I am curious what sample is being used for the comparison. Rush's Tom Sawyer? :) Actually, Synth Addict mentioned it being a Chemical Brothers track, which does sound familiar. Anyway, if anyone out there reading this has any connections, maybe you can reach out to someone that can fix this?

For the rest of us, not sure how the following will help, but if anything it will bring some attention to the problem amongst the synth community.

via Synth Addict:

"What users can do:

Post a video on YouTube of yourself demonstrating a filter sweep on a synth or synths of your choice and tag it #FFS

Attached image created by Andrew Brooks on FB [the image directly above, in this post], as a joint effort with the chat community of Pro Synth Network, GEO Synths, and SonicState.

bogus YT claims received so far by:

Pro Synth Network
GEO Synths
ranzee
Andrew Brooks
Starsky Carr
…and growing"

Update: and the first #FFS video:

FFS - February Filter Sweep

video by Vague Robots

And a couple more:

Kids and Their Synths



via @byronkentwong

"Building an army of KraftJerks

#synth
@matrixsynth
#krafftwerk"

CMS Cirocco Discrete Synthesizers MC-24 Modular System



via this auction

"For your consideration is a custom built CMS MC-24 modular discrete analog synthesizer, housed in a solid Honduran red mahogany cabinet.

Brief Description:

The MC-24 comes equipped with 8 ultra-linear discrete VCOs, 2 Phatron filters - 24Db lowpass/highpass, 2 discrete Super-Transistor filters -24Db lowpass, 4 discrete VCAs, a discrete 10 input stereo mixer, a voltage controlled 14 stage phaser, a 10 band fixed / comb filter, V.C. balanced modulator, V.C. harmonic multiplier, a fully decked out sample and hold section, a Gentle Elctric 101 Pitch to Voltage and Envelope follower, a voltage controlled clock, etc.

2 rows of twelve modules are mounted on custom, 36" extruded aluminum rails. These sturdy assemblies are then mounted in a furniture grade, hardwood finished, laminate slant cabinet. The MC-24 features a 3 amp, ultra fast, linear power supply. The MC-24 uses the military grade potentiometers, front panels, knobs and mil-spec components found on all CMS/DiscreteSynthesizers.com instruments.

This is the ultimate in studio synthesizers. This is the ultimate in sound."

You can find details on the individual modules at the bottom of this post.

Intellijel Rubicon, WMD / SSF Ultrafold, & Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit (ADU)



Three listings in via a supporting member.

Intellijel Rubicon via this auction

WMD / SSF Ultrafold via this auction

Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay Unit (ADU) via this auction

Two ALICE 1377 after repair/midi/mod.no fx.part1


video by Alexey Taber

Two ALICE 1377 after repair/midi/mod.no fx.part2

Wowa Cwejman Has Passed Away



Some sad news in today. Legendary synthesizer maker Wlodzimierz Cwejman, known as Wowa Cwejman to the synth community, has passed away. As anyone who has visited this site over the years knows, his creations are recognized as the best of the best when it comes to quality and sound. He will be sorely missed.

The following was shared by Maho Cwejman:

“I’m incredibly sad to say that Wlodzimierz Cwejman (Wowa ) passed away yesterday. Wowa was an incredible man making great things and I love that we made so many together. Right now I hope you appreciate I need some time but will come back as soon as possible with an update to Cwejman. I want to thank everyone for your support and kind words🙏 Wlodzimierz Cwejman 1949-2021

Cwejman music AB
#Cwejman”


A tribute by verstaerker:

In Memory of Wowa Cwejman
video by verstaerker

"In memory of Wowa Cwejman who passed away 30.01.2021
Thank you Wowa for you wonderful instruments wich always inspired me making music.

The video is from a workshop long time ago in Schneidersbuero .. i think around 2008.
The music is made in 2007 after i bought my Cwejman S1. The sounds are done with a Doepfer A-154/155 Sequencer, Cwejman S1 and a Roland JV1080 for the pad.

Rest in Peace!"


And a couple of interviews from the archives:

Wowa Cwejman Interview From Totally Wired [previously posted here]

Published on Jan 19, 2017 brian tregaskin

"last bit of totally wired which includes interview with wowa cwejman"

Totally Wired was a documentary associated with Schneiders Buero, the people behind SUPERBOOTH.

Workshop with Wowa Cwejman @SchneidersLaden [previously posted here]

Published on Jan 15, 2019

"At the beginning of July 2018 SchneidersLaden had the opportunity to welcome Wowa Cwejman again. The occasion was the presentation of four new modules. Wowa Cwejman was so kind to give us an overview of these modules in the large showroom of SchneidersLaden, together with Tom Körting they went through all new aspects of the modules and patched some sound examples. With the displayed oscilloscope you get a good sense of what is happening with the signals. All in all a lot of new possibilities to explore!

Update: a tribute from C Nich0llsL.



"Single take recording from Cwejman S1. I was fortunate to pick up one of the last batch (in grey). Had been kicking myself for not getting one when they fist launched for several years. It is beautiful.
The recording had been sitting on my desktop for a couple of months. After hearing of Wowa's passing, I am sharing as an homage to the beautiful tone of this instrument and to the man that created it.
Recorded through Strymon;s Night Sky, the resonances seem to stretch out into the darkness.
Left unadorned for those who may want to take a moment and gaze at the Night Sky.
Thank you, for a beautiful instrument."

Calm waveform - Sequential Pro 3


video by Ουροβόρος όφις Lydian7th

Easel Euro Improv 1 27 21


video by Todd Barton

"It turns out I followed the sound and it was intense. Fair warning :-)
I just recently put back my Benjolin into my Euro skiff which feeds into the Easel Aux In. I had no idea what the sound would be as I slowly raised the LPG2 on the Easel. It was intense so I responded accordingly -- following a different sound. It can get loud and gritty. Modules involved in the Euro skiff are Buchla Red Panel 158 Dual Sine/Saw Osc, Instruo 1047 resonant filter, Makenoise Mimeophon, Epoch Benjolin, Intellijel Planar 2, MA 3 channel mixer and of course the Easel."
https://www.patreon.com/synthtodd

[LIVESTREAM] AKAI MPC Live and Chill!


video by Electronisounds Audio



Electronisounds:
WEBSITE ► https://www.electronisounds.com/
PATREON ► https://www.patreon.com/DeanDaughters

Waldorf Quantum 8-Voice Digital/Analog Hybrid Synthesizer



via this auction

Kurzweil K250 Digital Sampler/Synthesizer SN 88051737 w/ 12 RAM Carts



via this auction

"Comes with 12 RAM cartridges which are impossible to find and almost worth the price of the keyboard.

I will also include these hard to find manuals that were from Patrick Moraz's K250. I owned his for many years ago during the time I worked with him in the 90's.

Manuals:
* How to play the Kurzweil K250
* Kurzweil K250 Service Manual
* Kurzweil K250 - Players reference Guide"

1980 Original Minimoog Model D SN 88051737



via this auction

"** Serial Number = M 13027 Manufactured 10/22/1980 with 44 Keys"

Blue Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Mod Grip



via this auction

Korg Poly-800 SN 007601



via this auction

"Korg Poly-800 vintage analog synthesizer. This works, there is sound and all the functions / buttons on the synthesizer are working but I'm getting a slight "wobble" on the sound, like the tuning goes in and out very slowly - and so I think it needs service."

Ludum Modularium - 01 - The Doepfer 3D Joystick A-174-4


video by FunKeyLicious

"A quick test of the Doepfer A-174-4 3D Joystick controlling 3 different parameters in my modular system:
X-axis: Filter cutoff
Y-axis: Filter resonance
Z-axis (turning): Delay feedback

Main modules used:
1st VCO: Erica Synths Fusion VCO2
2nd VCO: Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO
VCF: NANO modules FONT
Delay: Erica Synths Black Stereo Delay"

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Arp 2600 with Wavolver II waveshaper module by Ian Fritz


video by O.Z. Hall

"This is a demo of the Ian Fritz Wavolver II waveshaper driven by the triangle output of VCO2 on the ARP 2600.
Ian Fritz has a great basic video on this module. [3rd video here from 2011]

I hope you enjoy this video!"

Nocturnal Droplets - Microcosm / Felt Instruments Lekko


video by Omri Cohen

Hollogram Microcosm

You can find additional resources from Omri Cohen at https://www.patreon.com/omricohen

Future Sounds V1 For Novation Mono Station


video by Igor Leus

No External Effects! Only clear Mono Station sound.

Buy This Pack: https://www.natlifesounds.com/product...

Future Sounds V1 for Novation Mono Station is a new level soundbank. It unleashes the deepest possibility of this small analog monster. You will find here the most experimental sounds ever made for Mono Station. The video demo clearly showing just some of the examples. You can easily start your new track using these sounds, without learning all the algorithms of synth.

The variety of using includes every Electronic Music style is possible, from Melodic Techno to Trance, Dubstep, Ambient, Progressive, House, Cyberpunk, and even Synthwave.

Soundpack includes:

20 - Leads
16 - Basses
8 - SFX
1 - Pad
1 - Key
17 - Drums/FX's"

LGR: Building a Bigger, Badder MIDI Mountain & Studio Tour


video by LGR

Two cool studio vids spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child. First one above features Roland, Korg, and Yamaha half rack MIDI modules. Second one below is the full studio tour.

"Let's assemble a MIDI RackMountain! The idea is the same as the first MIDI Mountain: combine a bunch of MIDI synths together to make a mountain of musical goodness. But instead of just stacking it all up, this time it's going in an 8U rack-mount case! Plus a few upgrades, like a rack-mounted Roland MT-32, an 8-channel mixer and MIDI thru box, a clicky power strip, and more vintage General MIDI modules. Also a stupid equalizer, ha."

It's time to talk about my synth setup.

video by LGR

"I've put off talking about this stack of synthesizers, drum machines, and audio gear for long enough. Let's dive into the main LGR synth setup and what I do with it! I'm still an amateur with this but here's a bit of a studio tour anyway. Weird electronic music and cool sounds of all kinds, I just can't get enough!"

ST Modular - Singer (PT2399 Craziness)


video by Stefan Tretau

A very simple patch to create some PT2399 noises

0:00​ Take 1
0:57​ Take 2
1:20​ Take 3
2:10​ Take 4
3:15​ Take 5
4:15​ Take 6
4:41​ Take 7
5:03​ Take 8
5:43​ Take 9
6:43​ Take 10

Yamaha SK-30 | The Ambient Organ


video by MIDERA

"Yeah... So I picked up a Yamaha SH-30.

It's big.

Very big. And heavy.

It probably was not the smartest idea to get this, as I literally have no room for it. But did it intrigue me? Yes. It did.

It's got 4 different parts. A monosynth engine, an organ, a 'string synthesizer', and a 'polyphonic' synth section (which is a lie, it's actually paraphonic, but there is a bandpass filter setting which is cool).

The monosynth part has aftertouch (but only on the 'SOLO' section - but that makes sense because the 'Manual Bass' section was meant to be like for a foot pedal? I don't know. I don't use organs or foot pedal bass things. But aftertouch is cool anyway on that part. The monosynth engine is AWESOME. I think the SK-30 is worth it for that alone.

The organ section - used here - is kinda cool too. Good for ambient stuff mixed with FX. Which is what I did. El Capistan and Eventide Space mixed. I wanted to bring in other things, but I didn't do it. Anyway, pretty basic, no real ADSR (organ's usually don't anyway?), but it does allow you to have sustain and decay. That's cool.

The string section doesn't seem to have a dedicated section on the front panel. I think it also uses the Poly-synth section, but it's not that interesting to me. Mixed with the poly-synth section IS COOL.

So... the Polysynth section. I'll admit that when I agreed to buy it - or had committed, was prior to when I realized the Poly Synth section was PARAPHONIC, meaning all the sounds go through a single filter. That sucks. But yeah, it sounds pretty good anyway, but nothing to write home about. If this had actually a proper poly synth egine, I'd probably be over the moon with this synth.

As it stands, I'd say the best part is the monosynth engine. Also cool is the ability to mix all these parts. Mixing the monosynth with the other parts can give it a much fuller and interesting sound for the monosynth. You could probably just mix a mono and a poly synth to get a better effect, I'm not actually sure. That said, it's really beautifully made.

If I were to rate it after one day of use, and not being someone interested in organs or string synthesizers - well, I think that would be unfair. It doesn't really 'sing' to me yet. And it might not either. Being that it's too big for my studio, I am hesitent to grow attached to it.

That monosynth engine is beautiful though - I should probably look up what else uses that VCO, because it's good. Funny that here I am gushing over the mono when all I used here was the Organ part alone, hehe. I guess that's just the way I am. I'm not really good at coming up with interesting mono sounds, because... what am I going to actually do? Anyway... more to come, surely."

Dove Audio WTF Oscillator 5U DEMO


video by alternatingbitmusic

"A critical look at this digital waveform oscillator."

Silent Rain : Therevox, cello and Juno 6


video by Miguel d'Oliveira

"Finally had a chance to write for Therevox on a feature documentary score.

This Ondes Martenot brother thing is a future classic. Beautiful craftsmanship and lovely sound.


Ended up not using the Moog pedal and replaced it with a chorus plug-in.
Played a bit of cello just to add to the grit."

SOMA Lyra8 + Strymon Big Sky Improvisation


video by Akihiko Matsumoto

Sequence: None
Mix: Ableton Live
Synth1: Lyra-8
Reverb: Strymon Big Sky
Effect: None
Limitter: iZotope Ozone9 Maximizer
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8)

Roland TR-06 + Erica SYNTRX Improvisation


video by Akihiko Matsumoto

"Mixer: Ableton Live 10
Drums: Roland Boutique TR-06
Synth: erica synths SYNTRX
Audio I/O: RME Fireface UCX
FX: Recycler (https://gum.co/UPXNhz​)

Drum Buss Comp: Heavyocity PUNISH
TR-06 Kick Comp: WAVES API 2500
Sidechain: Ableton Gate
Syntrx Bass Comp: WAVES HComp
Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Vario Tesser 24-70mm F4)

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto - https://akihikomatsumoto.com​"

Son Of GX audio crush demo


video by Marc Brassé

"This video is specially dedicated to Alejandro Lobato Fernandez."



via http://www.brassee.com/instruments.html - be sure to his site for more.

"This is a heavily customized E-70 organ with the synth functions of all 3 orchestra sections (upper keyboard, lower keyboard, pedals) fully and independently programmable. Furthermore a 4th solo section has been added.

Although many people have compared converting Yamaha E-series organs into programmable synthesizers to turning them into CS80´s I have always looked much more towards the GX1 connection. The GX1 was the mother of all Yamaha CS´ and contained 1 analog solo synthesizer, 2 polyphonic sections and 1 bass pedal section. So how could the Son Of GX ever be really complete without the addition of such a solo synth?

I originally thought about converting an EX-1 but could not find one for reasonable money. So yes, theoretically this can still be outdone but on the other hand a personalized version like mine will be more unique. And more "compact". Even more homely.

Added to the V2 version:

1 Solo section with a monophonic. analog, fully programmable, aftertouch sensitive synthesizer but also has its own independent organ section. I reduced a CSY 2 organ into a version that only has an upper keyboard, containing an analog mono synth but also the full upper organ section. Even the original GX1 did not sport that!
Off course the controller box now also contains all necessary controls for the mono synth.
Furthermore 3 analog audio crushers have been built into the programmer. These can be patched into any of the 6 available outputs and add effects ranging from mild coloring, via ring mod type sounds to full audio mayhem.
In short: The Son Of GX has become even more expressive and capable of experimental sounds!"

Guitar Sound Processor - Nuova Elettronica


video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

Multivox MX-3000 at 1:09.

"A quick sound test of the very rare multi-effect unit from Italy.

Looks great, rather big with nice knobs.

These were sold as kits via mail order from the magazine Nuova Elettronica, a subscription magazine that offered build-it-yourself kits of all kinds of gear, hi-fi amplifiers and short wave radios, but also music gear such as drum machines, a couple of synths and effect pedals.

A great helper for organs or cheap string machines or poly-synths that need some flanging and muddy repeats.

The Chorus only affects the Delay repeats, not the dry signal."

System 8 / Microbrute 2 / Hydrasynth / Grandmother / Prophet 08 / Nord Lead A1 "Real Life"


video by Denis Polic

"Whats the meaning of the "Real Life":"life as it is lived in reality, involving unwelcome as well as welcome experiences, as distinct from a fictional or idealized world". In times of pandemic, when some people try to create their own reality by believing in conspiracy theories, its very important to keep your own head cool, and trust the science. Science has always found an answer, we need a bit more patience before we are trough with it. Till then i wold try to entertain you with my music.

Cheers and a healthy world for all mankind!!!"

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 (Presets Part 4)


video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 Preset videos by 3rdStoreyChemist

Elektron Analog Four MKII 4-Voice Black w/ Protective Lid



via this auction

"Gently used Elektron Analog Four MKII (black), includes original box, quick start guide, cables, power supply and protective lid. Excellent cosmetic and working condition, screen protector still in place!"

Elektron Digitone w/ Protective Lid PL-2S



via this auction

"The Digitone is an FM synthesizer in an convenient desktop form factor. The voice architecture is much more accessible than most hardware FM synths, bringing rich metallic and crisp digital synth sounds to anyone's music. It also adds features like filtering from subtractive synthesis and a capable sequencer section making this a great standalone instrument.

This Digitone is in great shape and includes the original box, protective lid, manual, USB cable, and power adapter."

Roland Jupiter-6 SN 374463 BCM



via this auction

"The Jupiter 6 is a fantastic analog polysynth that's a little bit of an underdog compared to its siblings the 4 and the 8! However, it is very powerful and is likely overlooked due to the immense fame of the others. Its a dual VCO 6 voice with cross mod capabilities, sync, and triangle, square and saw waveforms. The filter section includes standard low pass but also band pass and high pass operation. The filter envelope routing is not preset so envelope 1, 2, or both can be assigned to control the it! The LFO section is fully featured including a random output and onset delay. Of course there is full preset saving and plenty of performance oriented controls. The one downside is that it does not include chorus or ensemble like many of the other Roland polys! It does have the coolest color scheme and those futuristic aluminum sides though. The external analog ins include arpeggiator clock in, patch shift, pedal hold and CV for the VCA and VCF. Of course it has MIDI as well so there is tons of interfacing available.

This synth is in great working condition and was just serviced by our in house technician. Cosmetically the synth is looking great but has "BCM" spray painted on the bottom panel. The keys are in great shape and are very white. All buttons are functioning fine and it sounds incredible as usual!"

Roland Juno-106 SN 457665



via this auction

"A high water mark for glassine pads, premier brass stabs, and surprisingly present basses, the Roland Juno 106 is well deserving of it's status as a classic synthesizer. All voices have been refurbished, this is a fully working specimen, with all sliders and pots cleaned and working wonderfully. Physically the Juno is in great shape for it's age, this synth is a superior sonic experience. Upgraded to a grounded 3-prong AC receptacle (cable included)."

E-Pro MiniSynth Vintage Mono Synthesizer SN 0158



via this auction

"Here's a super rare Dutch mono synth from the early 80s. In very good condition and was just serviced in late 2019 at LA Synth Co. To note, power is 220V but can easily be used at 110v with a simple step up / down converter. Ships in flight case pictured."

Quasimidi Sirius



via this auction

Exclusively Analog ARP Style Sequencer Built for Vince Clarke

via this auction

"ARP 1601/ 1623 type sequencer clone built in England by Exclusively Analog. Very versatile sequencer with 16 steps and the following features:

- 16 Steps ( can be limited to any range of steps like 8, 12, 4, etf
- Each step has on, off, and reset
- Clock Divider
- Q-Scale for preset scales
- Sequencer mode in forward or Random
- Clock in / Clocked Gate
- Gate and CV
- EuroRack compatible
- Wooden Box

Note: Sequencer was built for and used by Vince Clarke from Depeche Mode and Erasure."

I'm guessing the design was built for Vince Clarke and not this specific unit? If it matters to you, check with the seller.

Custom Pink KORG MICROKORG



via this auction

Pink seems to be a common choice for custom colored MicroKorgs. You can find some in previous posts here.

AKAI VX90 ANALOG SYNTHESIZER



via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

ACCESS VIRUS XL RACK ANALOG MODELING SYNTHESIZER



via this auction

"This Virus XL rack works and sounds great. It has a brand new display installed. Also a new 3v battery is installed. Some of the encoders are jumpy so 5 new encoders are included. If you are good with a soldering iron you can change them yourself..."

Moog One 16-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer



via this auction

EKO Synthesizer P15



via this auction

You can find some demos of one in previous posts here.

Synthesizer Live Performance / Improvisation by Santiago Bosch


video by Santiago Bosch

Nice setup. ARP 2600, Oberheim Matrix-12 and an Xpander in there. Anyone ID what's under the Matrix-12? Three mod wheels. Thought it might be a Yamaha EX5, but it's not.

Program and Play Funky Moog Bass


video by Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"Here I show you how to program and play a funky bass sound on the Moog Minimoog. This is equally useful if you own the VST version!"

Modor Dr-2 Digital Drum Machine 150BPM Techno Test.


video by Sound Provider

"Hello, everybody ,
Locked in the studio with the Modor Dr-2 Drum Machine at my disposal since few days, I decided to make it pass the Techno Test.
It won't replace the need due to the closing of the Clubs everywhere but at least it makes me feel good. (otherwise for info I'm super hot for dj sets or to make Techno Live as soon as the clubs reopen!!!! )
For this demo, I recorded all the tracks separately and used a lot of eq and compressor, a little bit of reverb as well as a delay (especially for the Clap).
I like this Drum Machine I will try to make you other videos with it.
Do you think it succeeded in its Techno Test?

Thanks

Leonard de Leonar"

Friday, January 29, 2021

Corona Session 1


video by Jörg Schaaf

Jörg Schaaf is the man behind Radikal Technologies.

"Little improvisation with the following machines:
2x Delta CEP A
1x RT-1701 EFFEXX module
1x Accelerator
1x Spectralis
1x Doepfer Analog Sequencer A-155 (just for a LED animation)
2x Keystep keyboards. One of them plays the sequence, that runs on Delta CEP A 1.

Live MIXED on 1 Atem MINI PRO Video Mixer
Cameras and lenses:
Canon EOS-80D with Walimex Cine Lense 35 mm/1,5
Canon EOS 250D with Sigma 10-20 mm/4
Canon EOS 200D with 18-55 kit lense
Elgato Streamdeck for camera switching and macro recall.

Meanwhile the album is available on my bandcamp page:
https://joergschaaf.bandcamp.com/albu..."

Exploring the Nanoloop FM device


video by Vague Robots

"Note: kinda cuts off at the end, I had some connection problems. I'll talk about that technique next time!"

Update:

Exploring the Nanoloop FM device - part 2!


"Another live track building and chat session :)

https://www.nanoloop.com/fm/"

See the Nanoloop label for additional posts.

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #105: Hartmann Neuron VS - Song 2


video by Christian's Sonic Spaces

Song 1 here

"This is the second song with the Neuron VS. It's the software (VST) version of the Hartmann Neuron, a novel hardware synthesizer introduced in 2001 based on artificial neural networks used for sound synthesis. The software version of the instrument, was released in 2005.

I used for the recording just on the opening pad an Eventide Blackhole. All other FX are directly from the Neuron VS.

To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

The Radiotone X-Rays Synthesizer


video by Giorgio Sancristoforo

"Taking inspiration from the discoveries of William Crookes and Wilhelm Röntgen, the Radiotone is a one-of-a-kind music synthesizer that uses X-Rays to control and shape the sound. More info: https://www.giorgiosancristoforo.net/..."



Taking inspiration from the discoveries of William Crookes and Wilhelm Röntgen, the Radiotone is a one-of-a-kind music synthesizer that uses
X-Rays to control and shape the sound.

The Radiotone is divided in four sections:

High Voltage generation
X-Rays generation
X-Rays detection
Sound synthesis

You can find full details on the Radiotone X-Rays Synthesizer on Giorgio Sancristoforo's website here.

Giorgio brought us the experimental Gleetchplug line of synths, Berna and more.

MARS Musical Audio Research Station Iris Farfisa Bontempi - Ares Software


video by Museo del Synth Marchigiano

You can find an additional post from 2012 featuring the MARS Synthesizer here.

"In this video we demonstrate how the Ares software allows you to program the Mars card, Isa card inserted in the computer, connected via Scsi connector to the Ics816 audio output card.

The Musical Audio Research Station (MARS) is a programmable specialized digital machine for real-time audio applications which has been entirely developed by the Italian Bontempi-Farfisa research institute IRIS.
The MARS workstation is composed of:

• one or more sound boards, called NERGAL connected to one or more audio units;
• a PC running the graphical interactive development environment called ARES.

The first version of MARS, which has been presented at the ICMC92 was running on Atari computers.

The sound generation board is a full size standard IBM ISA card running at a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz.

The board may be divided into three main sections: DSP, control and mixer sections.

The DSP section contains two dedicated IRIS DSPs called X20 with their respective program and sample memories. These DSPs are memory mapped onto the microcontroller memory area.

The X20 is a fully programmable DSP. Its architecture is highly parallel and allows pipelined operations.

Its internal arithmetic is 2’s complement fixed point with a 16 x 16 bit multiplier and a 24 bit arithmetic and logic unit.

Each X20 has two blocks of internal data memory which may be addressed in parallel. It also contains a 512 x 64 bit words of external program memory, and may access to external sample memory. The sample memory is supported by SIMM modules with 4 up to 32 megabytes of DRAM.

Each X20 provides four audio input channels and four audio output channels. The audio signals are managed on 16 bits. The X20s may be used in parallel or in serie, by sending the four outputs of the first one to the four inputs of the second one.

The control section is managed by a proprietary real-time operating system, called RT20M, running on a MOTOROLA MC68302 microcontroller. The RT20M manages all the MARS objects described previously, and all their interactions with the DSP section, the mixer section and the external world. It also controls any communication through the three ports available on the board: MIDI, RS232, and a special parallel one for high speed connection to the PC’s ISA bus.

The mixer section controls a set of predefined audio mixing operations among boards and audio units.

Each board have one connector to/from the audio-unit, and four connectors (two inputs and two outputs) which allow multi-board links. This last feature allows to create a MARS boards network with a parallel, a serial or a mixed configuration using one or more audio units.

Two types of IRIS audio units are available for NERGAL: low-cost and professional.

The low-cost unit is a small external box (1/3U) with two monophonic input lines, four monophonic output lines, and one stereophonic headphone output.

The professional audio unit is a 2U standard rack module. It is modular and may pilot up to 8 input/output analog channels and 8 input/output digital channels. Each unit can be shared between two different NERGAL boards."

Serge modular & voice experiments 2 - Vocals FMing the NTO


video by Förstaden

"Another experiment with the modular synthesizer and vocals. The voice is frequency modulating the oscillator, and via an envelope follower controlling the Q and frequency of the VCFQ filter.

Check out our track 'Soon'"


video by Förstaden - Topic

Follow-up to this post.

YAMAHA YC61 DEMO - All The New Pianos


video by Woody Piano Shack

"Relaxed demo of the acoustic pianos on the Yamaha YC61, YC73 and YC88. We'll play the CFX, C7, S700, Nashville Grand, U1 Upright and more. We'll Include of course the new pianos released last week in firmware 1.1 so you can hear them for yourselves. As a bonus we'll play some tunes on the CP80 electric pianos and layer in some synth sounds.
Recorded in one take, bum notes sound right if you play them twice, or maybe they were right notes but in wrong order, as the saying goes :)
Same sounds as the CP73 and CP88, if I'm not mistaken.
Electric pianos, Rhodes and Wurlis coming soon!"

MORE WOODY PIANO SHACK
► WEBSITE https://woodypianoshack.com - additional links there.
► PIANO INSPIRATION SERIES http://bit.ly/inspiration_welcome
► SUPPORT http://bit.ly/wps_support

Elektron Analog Four MKII Solo Performance


video by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) performs on the Analog Four MKII by Elektron.

Four synth tracks and an intuitive step sequencer enable you to easily create and layer melodies. Then play back your composition and immediately reshape it. Change notes, alter sounds, add effects. Make it as glistening and airy or dark and dense as you desire. Something beautifully unique will emerge every single time.

Not only a splendid synthesizer, the Analog Four MKII can also make other gear sing. Thanks to the CV/Gate sequencing and DIN sync outputs, external analog gear can be controlled in great detail. Make any modular or vintage synthesizer rig come truly alive.

Take a deeper look at the Analog 4 MKII here: https://bit.ly/elektron_analog4mk2​

https://patchwerks.com/
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)
https://www.ezbot.live"

UNO Synth Pro performance Part 2 - Luca Zabbini


video by ikmultimedia

**ALL SOUNDS FROM UNO SYNTH PRO (no DAW/post processing)**

Roland Jupiter-6



via this auction

"Roland Jupiter-6 in mint condition.

Everything work perfectly. The synth has been serviced a year ago for almost 1000$."

Roland SH-1 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 721157



via this auction

Roland System 100M Modules



172 Phase Shifter & Delay SN 010610 via this auction

"The modules functions include a 5 step phase shifter, audio delay (512 step BBD with 0.3ms - 7ms delay time), gate delay (doubles as a pulse shifter, and LFO (0.04Hz - 10Hz range for superb ensemble or stereo effects)."

121 Dual Filter SN 162810? via this auction

"The module consists of two independent VCO's in one package with expanded features. Both VCO's have three separate variable control inputs, strong and weak modes for phase locking, and simultaneous manual and external control of pulse width."

130 Dual VCA SN 172450 via this auction

"The module consists of two independent VCO's in one package with expanded features. Each of the modules VCA's features a selector switch linear or exponential response. This expands the range of the 110s modules VCA."

140 Dual Envelope SN 163192 via this auction

Live Synth Jam: screaming Volca Keys + FM, Waldorf Rocket/Streichfett, Rhythm Wolf


video by O.S.cillator

"Another jam played live with the Korg Volca Keys running thru WMD Geiger Counter Killer Distortion!
Other gear used: Akai Rhythm Wolf (Beats), Korg Volca FM (Chevy Bass), Waldorf Rocket (background chord), Waldorf Streichfett (notes played on the Swissonic keyboard), Patterning Drum App on iPad (Snare only).
Mixer: KVGear Vixen and Korg Volca Mix
Audio Recorder: Tascam DR-05"

Recreating Buchla 208 Music Easel with Endorphin.es Shuttle System


video by Endorphin.es

"Today we are recreating a Buchla 208 Music Easel with the @Endorphin.es​ Shuttle System and with help of the internal generators of the Shuttle Control and @Ableton​ Live & M4L (Sting! M4L sequencer by @skinnerbox​):
https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/sting...
Shuttle Control can produce multiple types of random, different types of envelopes, which are also sensitive to velocity. Additionally you can gain control over internal generators using MIDI CC messages coming from any type of controller.
Finding a balance between chaos and control inspired by @Todd Barton​ sound design explorations.
Explore, have fun and don't forget to press the record button!"

80s Vintage Studio Tour 2021 Espen Kraft | I am the 80s!


video by Espen Kraft

"I wrongly refer to the Yamaha TX816 as TX116, that would only be true if you have ONE TF-1 module within the frame, this has all eight of them, thus a TX816.

If you're wondering why I have no acoustic treatment in this room, my answer is... I don't need it in here. I never mix loud, I have the one side roof at a steep angle and I have a semi-thick carpet on the floor. When I record my vocals I usually but have some thick fabric behind ME, not behind the mic. I did run a commercial studio once where I actually HAD acoustic treatment in both the studio itself and the control room. I can't say my OWN music sounded any better back then really and I do the same music now. ;-)"

FM Synthesis With The Hydrasynth Friday Fun - Interview with ASM's Glen Darcey


video by sonicstate

"In today's Friday Fun, we took some ideas from a chat with the Hydrasynth's product designer Glen Darcey in regards to the instrument's FM capabilities through the Linear-FM Mutator.

Aside from some of the more common FM piano type voices, Nick worked up a few more examples.

Grab the FM patches (and some extra from Nick) and the routing graphic, check out our Patreon:
https://patreon.com/sonicstate

00:00​ Talk with Glen
06:11​ overview of Linear FM mutators
08:20​ Basic FM patch
08:59​ Nick's patches"

Moog Subsequent 25 INHALT Artist Bank Demo


video by INHALTVIDEO

"Download this bank at:
http://inhalt.bigcartel.com

Custom sound bank of 64 patches for the Moog Subsequent 25 analog synthesizer programmed by professional sound designer Matia Simovich / INHALT (Sequential, Elektron, Roland, Novation, Akai Pro ...).

This Artist Bank traverses 64 classic sounds intrinsic to the Moog history. Basses that reference the Moog Source and Model D, sequences and modulations that hint at Moog Modulars, and even sounds that buzz and breath like the Oberheim SEM (thanks to the 12dB filter mode).

Meticulously sound designed and programmed to exude the vintage mood and playability of analog mono synths, this library is full of patches that will give you all the core sounds you expect from the Moog name."

Roland EM-101 Sound Plus - filter mod


video by wildchurch

"video in two parts:
1. brief demonstration of filter adjustment
2. multi-tracked piece (all EM-101 except drums)

--------------------------------------------------------------
the Roland EM-101 is an analog sound module from the mid-80s
it's all about preset sounds and has very basic MIDI functionality
there are 2 banks: ensemble (polyphonic) and solo (monophonic)
there's also a 3rd hidden bank accessed through a button press/power on combination

the EM-101 is paraphonic and any VCF adjustment requires opening the case to access trim pots
i've simply replaced these with potentiometers mounted to the front panel

while this allows adjustment to the sounds, it's not a particularly practical solution from a playing point of view
the available space to mount the pots is very tight making it too fiddly for musical adjustments

a better solution would be a break out box with a decent cable length so the controls could be positioned ergonomically
in addition, this could incorporate switch jack sockets for foot pedal control (especially for the ensemble voices)

depending on selected preset, the filter has variable impact on the sound, from barely noticeable to harsh self-oscillation
it's impact is most evident on the solo voices but it can also give a pleasing sizzle to some ensemble sounds"

Thursday, January 28, 2021

VGM #186: Butter Building (Kirby's Adventure) * l o f i * s y n t h * c o v e r *


video by Amie Waters

"It took me 186 VGMs to finally cover a Kirby song. This may be the first, but I promise it won't be the last. 2021 is the Year of the Kirby."

https://amiewaters.bandcamp.com

more posts featuring Amie Waters

Synthesizer Improvisation - Prophet 6 • Grandmother • Modular


video by Full Color Sound Records

Melodies, harmonies, rhythms... etc..

- Sequential Prophet 6
- Moog Grandmother into modular
- Squarp Rample
- Magneto
- Øchd
- Pam's New Workout
- Plaits
- Varigate 4+
- Wrong Sound Stage
- 106 Chorus
- Monsoon
- 2HP Tune

Sequential Prophet-6 for Korg Kronos Sample Pack


video by Rik Marston Official

Just a quick demo of a few MIXED programs from the
Korg Kronos UBER Prophet-6 Sample Collection!
128 CUSTOM Sequential Prophet-6 Program sounds!
63 Multisounds!! Super FUN to have & play!
Get the Prophet-6 VIBE in your KRONOS! Same Day Download!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AhnyxianSou...

Extraterrestrial Fungi - Space Ambient Performance


video by Omri Cohen

"This is a performance I made for the Colorado Modular Synth Society - https://youtu.be/8i2-F29j6gI
There's a full walkthrough video of this patch and performance on my Patreon page - https://www.patreon.com/posts/46738713
And the WAV file for this performance is also available on my Patreon page - https://www.patreon.com/posts/46738379"

Vintage ARP Axxe synthesizer keyboard



via this auction

"The one oscillator's saw and pulse outputs can be mixed with the white noise source. The oscillator may be modulated by LFO (square and/or sine), random sample & hold, and ADSR. Pulse width adjustable from 5% to 50% and may be modulated by LFO and ADSR. 4 pole voltage controlled filter with self-oscillating capabilities. Filter may be modulated by keyboard control voltage, random sample & hold, LFO and ADSR. Normal keyboard triggering mode, as well as keyboard repeat and auto repeat. Pitch bend control, portamento/glide, and transposable up and down 2 octaves. 37 note keyboard.

The case has some holes that have been plugged from a previous MIDI mod which has been removed. The trigger in/out jacks are taped off inside the case (the holes they normally mount in were enlarged by the previous owner). Sliders were replaced and oscillator tuned to get everything working, but otherwise the synth wasn't serviced or restored in order to keep the price affordable. The keys all work, but the bushings are old and the contacts are dirty, so sometimes a key may double trigger. Some wear and marks on the panel, as shown."

infinity masks


video by Cray

Sounds like a Shepard tone to me.

Jamuary #28 - Together we rock (ft. VCVRack, Eurorack,Soundplane)


video by TheTechnobear

"Today was all about trying to bring everything together....

The idea is simple, using the power of the computer (my little mac mini m1) to use the wonderful vcvrack, yet have it behave like an instrument with full hands on control.

Ive used vcvrack a bit in the past, but never really tried to integrate it fully..
the basics of the patch are simple.
- a couple of voices using instruo and vult oscillators and filters
- pianoteq (vst host) using a vult filter
- aalto (vst host)
- a mixer with a couple of sends to 2 vahalla vst reverbs (vst host)
- audio recorder to record the output
- midi to cv, to connect to hardware

the the bit thats Ive not done before... using midi mapping to map a controller.

on the hardware side.
the aim here was about hands on control...

the pyramid is used as the main sequencer and clock

the hermod is really the brains.
its sending the cv to the eurorack, midi to vcvrack, and its also taking cv/gate from the USTA to sequence vcvrack voices.

usta is a nice hands-on sequencer, quite different from the pyramid, more like an analog sequencer.

electra one [additional posts], lovely controller with encoders and is touch screen too - its easy to customise, so here I created a quick patch that controls vcvrack, things like levels, fx, and filters. once setup, I use midi map in vcvrack to assign controls.

the soiundplane again comes into play as the main playing surface :)

its was quite a lot of setup, but really just because it was the first time... so I had to decide how it was best to connect things, what role they would play.

its the first time my little mac mini struggle a little bit.
in fairness, it was fine whilst I was playing...no audio glitches at all.

but of course, as soon as I turned on the camera issues started appearing :)
the issue is I also had to run OBS to record the webcam, and quicktime to do a screen capture of vcvrack... that seem to just take it a bit over the top.

... which was. a bit frustrating, as I was getting tired by this point, and just wanted to finish... but I got there.

I might give it another go tommorow, now its all setup - so I can focus more on the music side , rather than cables and midi ;)


hope you enjoy

tech note: I should say VCVRack, plugins , OBS are all Rosetta , so I think we can expect them to improve. also honestly, Id have not even tried this on my old mac - its also possible the issue was related to usb traffic, given I have audio interface, webcam, monitor, soundplane, hermod, electra one ... alll sending a lot of data over usb ;)"

Yamaha CS80 For Sale Meticulously Refurbished by Tone Tweakers


video by 123synthland

"We meticulously restored and future-proofed this Yamaha CS80 so it would work like new again and make its next owner very happy. This video demonstrates that all functions are working as they should. To hear about other CS80s and vintage electronic musical instruments we are selling, please visit our website at tonetweakers.com and sign up for our newsletters. Thanks for watching!"

https://www.tonetweakers.com/

Steve's Eminent/Arp Solinas (by synthpro)


video by synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is a look at the latest two projects I have been working on for Steve.
Once of these units were extremely rusty so sandblasted it and repainted the interface parts. There was also a broken key stop and had been replaced with a stop that was too short to adjust key height as well as would not hold a key bushing. I had a donor polymoog key stop I installed and was able to align key and install all new key bushings.

Bottom unit got a good electronic servicing as well as a keyboard rebuild with new key bushings but cosmetically, it will just be getting a good cleaning.

Here is a link for those that may have missed the video going over the guts:" [posted here]

Make Noise Strega


video by MAKEN0ISE

Follow-up to this post featuring an interview with Alessandro Cortini.

"Make Noise is proud to introduce Strega!

Strega is an audio alchemical experiment. Activate! Spill the tonic into time and let time decay through the filter to hear the results.

Strega is an instrument designed in collaboration with Alessandro Cortini. Inspired by Cortini's music and sonic experimentations, Strega embodies the seen and unseen, the sign and magic, the alchemy of sound.
Strega is able to conjure audio tones, generate control signals, and process external sounds. Patch the 0-COAST or any other line level source into the Strega to unlock new sounds!

This new instrument takes the same form factor as the 0-COAST and 0-CTRL. It was designed to be controlled by the 0-CTRL or the 0-COAST's MIDI CV B outputs and is equally happy interfacing with Eurorack modules as well.

- Patchable with 7 sources and 13 destinations
- Touch Bridges and Gateways for momentary modulation routings
- Compatible w/ Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Signals
- Input for combining with or processing outside sounds
- Includes patch cables, output cable, and AC Adapter
- Headphone and Line Level Amplifier as well as Eurorack Output
- Small Rugged Steel Enclosure
- Same form factor as 0-Coast and 0-CTRL

Dimensions: 5.5 x 9 x .75 inches
Weight: 1.7lbs
Power Requirement: +15VDC @1A, 2.1mm Tip Positive Connector
Retail price: $599
Shipping in late February

makenoisemusic.com/synthesizers/strega

Track: Shelter (feat. Xavier Radix) - Synthwave on Akai MPC, Motor Synth, Peak, EX5


video by

"Here's a #synthwave​ track done on the Akai MPC One, #motorsynth​ and Novation PEAK. Sidechaining! Gated drums! Tons of synths! Wicked 80s hair metal guitar solo and phatt riffs! Wub wub bass! Jan Hammer-inspired synth sequences! It's all in here. :-)

Guitar by Xavier Radix (see link below). Recorded, mixed and mastered on Zoom R24 #dawless​. This is the MPC One in song mode controlling the EX5, PEAK and Motor Synth via MIDI. The song is made up from 14 patterns on the MPC one, which I merged into one long pattern and added the guitar and the vocal track to. Basically, all you need to do then is to press play in song mode and capture the audio output on a recording device (if you're using only MPC, you can also render the output to a WAV file internally). For the sake of this video, I adjusted filter settings and played some notes "live". :-)

MPC One is doing all the heavy lifting here, Motor Synth is doing the "filtered choir" sound in the second verse. EX5 is doing the "rain pad" in the 2nd verse. PEAK is doing the arpeggiated sequencer line. I don't know which effects Xavier had on his guitar, but it sounds pretty awesome.

Xavier Radix: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ld...​ Download this song: https://floydsteinberg.bandcamp.com/t...​ Stream this song: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/flo...​"

Get 7% off on DistroKid with this link http://distrokid.com/vip/floyd

Support: https://www.paypal.me/alexselck

"The newest Juno synthesizer..." 1987 Roland MKS-50 Brochure



via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find additional scans and the full write-up.

"Roland MKS-50 Polyphonic Synthesizer Module "The newest Juno synthesizer..." four page colour brochure from 1987."

Shared System Tutorials | Part 31 | The Strega Patch


video by Cinematic Laboratory

"I was very impressed when I saw the new MakeNoise Strega tabletop synth with Alessandro Cortini on the SonicState channel. I used some footage without permission, but this is an educational video, I am not monetizing my stuff and it's not harming anyone's revenue. Not even posting on FB. I just wanted to dive in, recreate that awesome sound on the Shared System and share it in this series. It's really cool to figure out how an instrument like the Strega gets from an idea to a real instrument and I bet the Shared has been a source of inspiration for many of its parts. I can't help hearing a lot of makenoise modules combined in this great new tabletop and I was intrigued by the fact that it used a clear Echophon pitched delay many people seem to abandon and replace with Mimeophon. As for Strega, I think it sounds like a 'old, new, borrowed, blue' marriage thing. It has the amazing sound of an STO, 0-Coast and DPO but there's seems no technology involved that had to be developed from scratch. It's a cool way to clean out some old Echophon chips and give them a second life. Have fun and let's hope the Strega (Witch) will hit the stores soon!"

Electronic (toothbrush) Music | Moog Grandmother, Sonicare Toothbrush


video by Chris Hunt

Note the above is a playlist with additional music videos by Chris Hunt. Many feature Synthstrom Audible's Deluge.

"After years of daily practice, I'm pleased to present my first piece with the Sonicare electric toothbrush. In normal 'cleaning mode' it operates at a perfect C4. In this piece, I have toggled the toothbrush to 'whitening mode' to move that up to an E4. This is accompanied by some layers on the Moog Grandmother."

Spotted on discchord.

Iridium and GR-1


video by Stefano Bertoli

"Waldorf Iridium + Tasty Chips Electronics GR-1 Impro session
Iphone recording no additional effects, please use headphones"

Avancement du panneau de The ... Machin


video by Laurent Baloran

"Globalement, toutes les fonctions sont actives, pas toujours arfaitement fignolées ni finalisées, mais elles sont là et fonctionnent. Je suis très satisfait de l'ergonomie que j'ai créé pour cet engin particulièrement ... généreux. Avec une seule carte voix, c'est déjà un terrain de jeu remarquable..."

"Overall, all the functions are active, not always perfectly refined or finalized, but they are there and work. I am very satisfied with the ergonomics that I created for this particularly ... generous machine. With a single voice card. , it is already a remarkable playground ... "

See the Baloran label below for more.

Sinevibes Droplet v2 - Raindrop Delay


video by Sinevibes

"Droplet is a raindrop delay effect developed by Sinevibes. Available as AU+VST plugin for Mac. Product page: https://www.sinevibes.com/droplet/"



"Droplet is a delay modeling engine for creating “raindrop delay” effects. It is based on 32 stereo delay lines connected in series via a proportional feedback system, with each delay’s time and stereo pan being randomized in order to produce a natural sound similar to water drops falling onto a surface. The wide parameter range, as well as low- or high-frequency feedback damping, allow Droplet to produce a huge variety of effects – not just its trademark raindrop delay but also lush reverb and resonator simulations. The built-in modulation oscillator adds a unique dimension and unison detune to the sound, thanks to its unique flipped-polarity routing. And thanks to the fact that the randomization seed is generated each time the plugin is loaded, just like the natural process it’s modeling, every instance of Droplet will always sound different."

Novation UltraNova 37-Key Analog Modeling Synthesizer SN 5526



via this auction

Cool pics.

Moog One Analog Synthesizer 16 Voice





via this auction

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