MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 28, 2021

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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."

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
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63 Multisounds!! Super FUN to have & play!
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Extraterrestrial Fungi - Space Ambient Performance

video by Omri Cohen

"This is a performance I made for the Colorado Modular Synth Society -
There's a full walkthrough video of this patch and performance on my Patreon page -
And the WAV file for this performance is also available on my Patreon page -"

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 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 and sign up for our newsletters. Thanks for watching!"

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

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:​ Download this song:​ Stream this song:​"

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"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:"

"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

Roland Mrs-2 Promers Synthesizer Illiterate

via this auction

Illiterate? What does that mean?

Roland SH-2 Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Gig Bag

via this auction

Arp Solus SN 308

via this auction

Korg DW-8000 Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"Digital waveforms through a juicy analog filter!! Pure 80s baby!! New battery in battery holder installed January 2021 (Photo 3). Should last for years to come, and can easily be swapped out with a new battery without any soldering. Fully cleaned inside and out!.."

Vintage Ensoniq Mirage DSK 8 8 Bit Sampler Synthesizer Keyboard SN 20696

via this auction

Groovesizer Sequencer Synthesizer

via this auction

Mattel Electronics Synsonics Drums w/ Original Box

via this auction

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Cool NASA stickers on the back.

Isla Instruments S2400 Video User Manual - Part 8: Outputs / Panning

Part 8 added to this post.

CHI (チ) featuring Roland SYSTEM 100 Synthesizer (HD music video demo)

video by Robert Saint John

"CHI (チ), a performance with the Roland SYSTEM 100 semi-modular analog monosynth from 1975. I'm using the Roland Boutique A-01 Controller+Generator to both trigger the gate of the Model 104 Sequencer and to maintain sync between the System 100 and an iPad running Zenbeats, for its CR-78 based drumkit. Model 103 Mixer provides spring reverb and is connected to the BOSS RE-20 SpaceEcho. Live performance captured with Roland GO:Mixer.

CHI (チ) by Robert Saint John, Music and Video © ℗ 2021"

MOOG MINIMOOG Vintage Analog Synthesizer (1978) Devolution Synthwave

video by RetroSound

"all synthesizer sounds: Lintronics modified Moog Minimoog (1978)
drums: LinnDrum, E-MU Emax
recording: multi-track, played by hand
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 Home:​"

Patch Notes: Heinali

video by FACTmagazine

"Heinali is the alias of Ukrainian composer and sound artist Oleg Shudeiko, a musician who works extensively with modular synthesis.

On his latest album, Madrigals, he takes inspiration from the music of the Middle Ages, utilising historical instruments such as the theorbo lute and baroque alto viola alongside generative synthesis.

In this episode of Patch Notes, recorded live at Ostriv in Kyiv last year, Heinali keeps things simple, crafting a dreamy performance with a compact modular system.

Madrigals is out now on Injazero Records. Find the rest of Heinali’s music at Bandcamp.

Heinali on Bandcamp:

No clones for the wicked. STRAIT-JACKIT Live 1 hour hardware set

video by Space Cat Audio Technologies


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

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