MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 5, 2021

Friday, February 05, 2021

Yet Another Big Sound

video by nbor

"Another sampling of the Meeblip Geode yields some really luscious soundscape. I just want to float on this stuff."

1967 RMI explorer Demo Record(rocky mount instrument)/midnight in moscow

video by gamakatsu

"1967 RMI explorer Demo Record(rocky mount instrument)/midnight in moscow Album- explorer
track- midnight in moscow
organ(explorer/rocky mount instrument)/tom hazleton
drum/gene ciszek"


video by gamakatsu


Rhythm King top left. Click through and scroll down for demos of the original and MK2 versions.

Beautiful Celestial Ambient Music // Waldorf Iridium

video by Ambiotic Fluid

"Relaxing celestial ambient soundwash music, featuring Waldorf Iridium sound design.

Instrument: Waldorf Iridium synthesizer, custom sound design patch, live performance recording.

#celestial​ #ambient​ #electronic​ music"

And a playlist of Waldorf Iridium sounds by Ambiotic Fluid:

Mushrooms Talking Live: Cordyceps Militaris Plays The Make Noise Strega and A Few Others Things

video by MycoLyco

"Cordyceps Militaris Mushrooms are connected to the new Make Noise Strega via the Instruo Scion. The Scion measures changes in resistance and converts them to control voltages and gates. In addition to the Strega there is another voice controlled by the Scion. This voice is the DPO into optomix QPAS and Mimeophon. This voice is then fend into the external input of the Strega. The all parameters being controlled are being controlled by CV from the mushrooms except the filter cutoff which is being controlled by the onboard envelop follower for the external input."

Ten Minutes Of Cordyceps Playing Modular Synth While Being Harvested
"Using a bio data sonification device and a eurorack modular synthesizer I hook up a tub full of Cordyceps Militaris to play synth as it is being harvested.

Electrical resistance is measure by passing a small current through the mushrooms similar to a lie detector test. The changes in resistance are then converted into control signals which determine the rhythm, pitch, timbre and effects parameters of the modular synthesizer."

More mushrooms here

Basilimus, Manis, Loquelic, and Desmodus - Modular Jam with EZBOT

video by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) performs on his modular system with the Basilimus Iteritas Alter, Manis Iteritas, Loquelic Iteritas, and Desmodus Versio by Noise Engineering. Noise Engineering creates wonderfully versatile digital modules with a multitude of modulation inputs - allowing you to make seemingly unlimited sounds with their modules. Most of the drums were provided by the 1010 Bitbox Micro - an 8 channel sampler module with multisampling and live looping capabilities.

Check out the Basilimus Iteritas Alter here:

Check out the Manis Iteritas here:

Check out the Loquelic Iteritas here:

Check out the Desmodus Versio here:

Check out the 1010 Bitbix Micro here:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)​"

Supercritical Synthesizers - Cable Salad

video by Supercritical Synthesizers

"Lush. Polyphonic. Very lush and polyphonic.

Four Demon Core Oscillators and four Neutron Flux Filters wired with stereo outputs. Four envelopes and some stereo modulation via the Genki Wave ring. MIDI split to four CV/Gates.

No chorus. Just a touch of Valhalla Room.

Cable salad. Definitely needs some Parmigiano Reggio and olive oil. Does it add more lush?"

ST Modular - Stereo Total

video by Stefan Tretau

via ST Modular

Details:•Mono to Stereo Converter•Stereo Width Controller•Stereo Imager•Buffered Input Multiple•Two Separate Stereo Processing Blocks•Wrong polarity protection•3U Eurorack module, 4 HP wide•Power consumption: 15 mA at +12 V and 10 mA at -12V The module consists of two boards:•Front PCB Panel•Main PCB

Second Sound UniSyn: The Ultimate Pitch Tracker

video by mootbooxle

"Hey I'm alive!
Remember that raw circuit board looking thing that I was demoing a while back? It's now a commercial product and it's incredible. This little video barely even scratches the surface.

via Second Sound

"Greetings Second Sound Fans, Demo Artists, Current and Future Customers!

I am happy to report that I have finalized the re-design of my DACO160EVK with a more ergonomic layout, extra features, and — best of all — in a sturdy aluminum enclosure! This will be a consumer product which I have tentatively named the UniSyn, short for Universal Audio to Synth Interface.

The UniSyn employs the same pitch and envelope tracking technology of its prototype predecessor, converting audio from any monophonic source to CV and MIDI. The UniSyn also creates a dedicated sine wave as well as filtered square or sawtooth waves which can be optionally pitch-shifted over a +/-2 octave range with semitone resolution.

The new features include:

24v Phantom Power
Firmware upgrades/modifications available via SD card
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) for the input preamp
A new analog 3:1 input compression mode that works together with the AGC to make the synth dynamics really “pop”
1/4″ jack sustain pedal interface
And, of course, what turned out to be my most requested feature while I was selling the DACO160EVK units — a high-quality aluminum enclosure
I am still in the process of establishing the MSRP for the UniSyn. In the meantime, I will be offering a 20% discount on the remaining DACO160EVK units until they are all sold.

Thank you all for your valuable feedback and help evaluating the earlier prototypes. I’ve tried to accommodate all of the great suggestions I received and believe, and hope you agree, that as a result we’ve made a great product together!"

Buchla 208c First Playdate

video by Todd Barton

"And now the explorations begin! The Buchla 208c Easel Command
It's really feeling solid, punchy and powerful. More to come."

YAMAHA YC61 DEMO - Electric Pianos (Rhodes & Wurli)

video by Woody Piano Shack

"Another chill demo showcasing all the new electric pianos on the Yamaha YC61, YC73 and YC88. We'll play some improvisations on the Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos. We'll feature the brand new samples included with the firmware 1.1 released recently.
These are the same or similar sounds as the CP73 and CP88 so this might be helpful if you are considering those keyboards.
Check out my previous video for the acoustic pianos, CFX, Nashville, U2 etc. [posted here]


Fender Rhodes Piano Bass

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just come back from being serviced and with some restoration from Custom Vintage Keyboards in North Hollywood, CA. As the title says, this is an original gold-top and not painted like some you see here. These gold models are not too common and are rarely listed for sale.

Cosmetically- The entire unit has had it's tolex replaced, some of the hardware has been replaced (screws, handle, latches, and feet). The wood sides have been refinished, the keys have been cleaned and polished, the cover (not the gold top) was missing on this unit so a new one was built, re-tolexed, and has new felt lining. The keys are original and look good overall. Two keys have small imperfections, but the keyboard was nice enough to keep original without the key's tops being replaced.

Internally- Aside from any repairs, the electronics have been chemically cleaned, everything has been aligned and voiced, the damper height and positioning has been adjusted, the damper felts have refurbished, and it has been completely tuned. This might be updated!"

Korg DSS-1 Keyboard Synthesizer/Sampler SN 004156

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Perfectly maintained model from 1986 with power cable and 2 floppy disks with 32 sounds on each.

Works perfectly and sounds great, a fantastic addition to anyone's collection."

Yamaha CS15D 70's Vintage Monophonic Analogue Synthesiser SN 3409

via this auction

Amstrad Computerphonic CKX-100 (1988) Recordable Mini Synthesiser with original box

video by Alfonse

previously posted - reposting for the listing below. You can find one more demo here.

"Amstrad Fidelity CKX100 Computerphonic keyboard (1988)
Well, who knew Lord Sugar made a keyboard...? All the sounds you hear in the track were made using the CKX100 and recorded to a DAW, where I added compression, EQ, reverb, delay and some light chorus as required. I sampled individual drum hits from slowed-down CKX100 rhythms, to allow me to build fresh beats, rather than using the rhythms found on the CKX100 itself."

via this auction

The design reminds me of an E-mu Emax.

"This really is a rare keyboard and is fully working in mint condition, still in the original box with original internal packaging, complete with 6 C Batteries! The 6 type C batteries will be included in the shipment only if the buyer resides in the European Union. In non-European countries it is NOT possible to send batteries for customs reasons.

The Amstrad CKX100 is a great vintage machine with loads of character and a unique sound! An unusual special feature of this instrument is the "playright mode", which switches the right keyboard section to pentatonic tone scales, those vary with the actual chord (selected with the left hand) to force the player to play what establishment considers harmonious (a bit like an Omnichord). There is also a MIDI-out jack and a simple sequencer with data storage on audio cassettes.

Creating Lush Pads with the Polymode Synthesizer

video by Cherry Audio

"In this video, we'll be exploring using the new Cherry Audio Polymode Synthesizer to create a lush modulated pad sound with the added modulation features."

Roland Promars - FIVE MINUTES WITH

video by sonicstate

"Battery Operated Orchestra (BOO) have a nice collection of instruments, we had a glimpse when we shot an interview with them for the launch of their album "Yesterday, Tomorrow and You"

Chris from the band kindly recorded this session to give us all a flavour of what it can sound like - which as it happens is pretty tasty.

The Roland Promars is one of the Compuphonic range of instruments that has some basic computer control - eg patch memory (10 user, 10 preset). Its very simillar to the Jupiter 4 and has often been considered a monophonic version of that. However it has 2 VCOs compared to the JP's 1
Chris takes us through some of its unique sonic capabilities."

Moog Model 10 Sound and Seq test

video by PaulLawlerMusic

"Quick test of the Moog Model 10 sequenced from Logic Pro using the Kenton Pro 2000 Mk 2"

Korg Volca Nubass & OTO Machines BAM

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Introducing Jumble Henge - 16 Input Stereo Spectral Mixer - ALM029

video by ALM TV

"Introducing the Jumble Henge, a 16 input stereo spectral mixer with a unique patch-based mixing interface in a compact space.

Jumble Henge is a space efficient solution for creating rich stereo mixes from a number of both mono and stereo sources, working great in a compact live system or more creatively explored in the studio. Mix down entire patches, sum stereo effect returns or create a complex feedback network all with an intuitive, musically focused approach.

Jumble Henge was designed in collaboration with Worng Electronics and is based on their existing larger and more featured ‘SoundStage’ module.

In this video we take a look at the features and explore unique patching with the Henge.

0:00​ Intro

1:27​ Overview - Features
2:37​ Overview - Panning
4:57​ Overview - Filtering
6:24​ Overview - Creating a Mix

9:19​ Modulation - Auto Panning
10:44​ Modulation - Filter Modulation

11:36​ Patches - Mix Position Modulation with VCAs and Filters
15:07​ Patches - Input Switching with Boss Bow Two
18:24​ Patches - Feedback and Distortion
21:01​ Patches - VC Feedback with Effects / Outro

Thanks for Watching!"

Sonicware Liven XFM Prototype - Brass and Acid Jam

video by ChrisLody

"The Liven XFM Prototype in this video was supplied by Sonicware (obviously 😁)

Err.....surprise! I have a Sonicware XFM prototype in the studio. Why do I have an XFM prototype? Well, I feel very fortunate to have been hired by Sonicware to produce sounds and patterns for the XFM as well as beta testing this prototype. I've had it since January the 11th which is why my channel has been a little quiet recently, but I'm now allowed to share this first quick jam 😊

I've mainly spent that time doing sound design for the 'library' FM sounds on the unit. I'll have to be careful to not talk about too much what hasn't been announced but it has a fully editable 4 Op FM synth engine so I've been creating sounds for that, some of which is in this video. Everything you hear in this video is being produced by the XFM in real-time (apart from a limiter in Reaper to get the volume up for YouTube) with FM synthesis as the main sound source with the option to use filters, envelopes and lfos on through the pattern edit mode making it a very powerful hybrid of FM and virtual analog before we even consider what can be done with morphing. Don't pay too much attention to the text on the front panel as a few things have moved around since it was printed, a new version is on it's way to me as of this morning.

The opening brass sound is pure FM using the X-Form mode that can switch and/or fade from one FM sound to another. The acid line uses the filter and envelopes and I also manually tweak the morphing of the waveform between two different sound. You'll also hear drum sounds (my work 😎) which are pure FM apart from a little filtering used as EQ's. All in all this jam isn't very 'FM sounding'. It can do that in spades but the morphing, filters and effects etc means it capable of so much more. So much more!

There is a lot to discuss about the XFM which I'll talk about more as I upload more videos. But in short it's a really good synth with a lot of power, a lot of options and an incredibly unique tone that you'd struggle to create elsewhere. Yes obviously Sonicware are paying me, but I'd just bought this I'd be equally impressed with what it can do, honestly!"

MochikaX4 sounds

video by atomolab

"Hello World, here some sounds made by the AtomoSynth Mochika X4 raw sound with no effects."

See this post for additional details.

Erica Synths Liquid Sky Dada Noise System II & Quadraphonic Surround Panner

Update: demo added above.

"one of the highlights of the system is the fact that each single module - even the recordable (!) joysticks - can be used as soundgenerator. so the possibilities are endless."

Two new systems by Erica Synths.

Liquid Sky Dada Noise System II

Erica Synths in cooperation with the Liquid Sky artist collective presents the new Dada Noise System II - a modular synth-lab which is dedicated to create all kind of abstract organic analog noise / ambient soundscapes / industrial noise / bad ass bass / spheric atmospheres / experimental unheard drones / sonic glitches and of course all kind of thrilling horror- and scifi-sounds for the professionals. Every single module of the system is already a sound source of its own, therefore the possibilities for sound-, noise- and atmo-experiments are endless.
Fusion VCO2
Fusion VCF3
Fusion Modulator
Black Stereo Delay
Black Joystick2 - one of the main elements of the Dada Noise System II which allow automations in sound and effects, positioning in the quadraphonic room, or can function as experimental sequencer and sound source.
Black VC Clock
Black Modulator
Black Dual VCF
Black Quad VCA
Black Spring Reverb
Black Output
25 patch cables
Comes with vertical side panels and an external PSU

RRP: 3320 (VAT excl.)

The Quadraphonic Surround Panner is expander row of modules for the Dada Noise System II.

2 x Black Joystick2
2 x Black Mixer/Splitter
2 x Black VCA2
2 x Black Stereo Delay
Comes with side panels and an external PSU
Quadraphonic Surround Panner integrated with Dada Noise System II makes it the perfect tool for film postproduction, installation works, game-sound design or quadraphonic performances.

To integrate both systems in one, please, order angled side panels that host both Dada Noise System II and Quadraphonic Surround Panner.

RRP: 1820 (VAT excl.)

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