MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 5, 2021

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Friday, March 05, 2021

Polysynth Drones #1 :: Prophet 6

videos by The Great Filter

1. Polysynth Drones #1 :: Prophet 6
2. I Did Not Compose This #1 :: Prophet 6 Generative Patches (From Scratch)

MakeNoise First Date QPAS

video by Todd Barton

"I just got a MakeNoise QPAS: Quad Peak Animation System.
First date, first take. Amazing what a few tiny incremental knob turns can do! Also featured: Serge*Random Source
SSG and Instrō Cš-L Dual Analogue Oscillator. Enjoy!


ODYSSEY by Ghost In Translation

video by Ghost In Translation

"ODYSSEY was released as a 5 copies vinyl record.

You can download this album in high quality on Bandcamp:

Follow me on Instagram:

This video was filmed on Conrad's beach, not far from Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada.

00:00​ - A Journey Awaits
07:34​ - Troubled Waters
13:22​ - A New Beginning
18:38​ - Unknown Ahead
23:22​ - Quiet Sea
25:26​ - Among The Skies
29:38​ - The Wake"

Hoof Fungus and Moss Patch - Scion, BIA, Beads, Arbhar

video by Omri Cohen

Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas that I continue updating -

"I took a small setup to the woods, and with the help of a mushroom and some moss, I recorded these sounds. I'm using the Polyend Anywhere and a USE block to have power outside, and the Scion from Instruo is the bridge between Nature and the modules. The Zoom H6 recorder is recording it all, and it's also recording the birds around.
These are the modules I used:
Noise Engineering BIA, Instruo Scion, Expert Sleepers Disting MK4, Mutable Instruments Beads, Instruo Arbhar, Befaco STMix.
Thanks to MycoLyco for the inspiration."

Arturia Microfreak - Firmware v3 - Custom Ambient Sounds (no talk)

video by LFOstore

"Nick Chronos & Igor Neuroq are pleased to present atmospheric sound collection for the digital hipster synthesizer Arturia Microfreak.

!!! Required - MicroFreak Fiwmware - V3 !!!

Sounds are HERE:

"Ambika" is a combination or collaboration between hardware & software tech.

Lushest sounds for Arturia Microfreak combined with deepest fx of Supermassive wonderfull free of charge effect by Valhalla DSP.

We love Freak with all our heart aswell as Valhalla DSP Virtual Fx.

We used a lot Valhalla effects in our past presentatinos & answered countless messages - what kind of vst fx you are using to process hardware?

We are thinking that Supermassive is the best one for any hardware synth & its totally free one, thanks to Valhalla.

"Ambika" soundset consists of 50 atmospheric & organic sounds with newest MicroFreak
Fiwmware - V3

Enchance your Microfreak with our sounds & create your own melodies using our timbres!"

Behringer's Music Tribe Global Brands Ltd Loses Oberheim Trademark to Tom Oberheim

It looks like Tom Oberheim will indeed get the Oberheim name back. The chain of events are a bit randomn, like a "sample n hold" actually...

I beleive Music Tribe filed for the Oberheim logo and trademarks back in December of 2016 after they expired. Gibson previously owned them, buy then turned them over to Wells Fargo prior to this, according to details in this previous post. What's odd is Gibson then "returned" the name back to Tom Oberheim in 2019 AFTER Music Tribe filed for it. Shortly after Behringer won the trademark back. Two years later it now goes back to Tom.
(pic above via via the USPTO: "Registration is refused because the applied-for mark consists of or includes matter that may falsely suggest a connection with Tom Oberheim. Trademark Act Section 2(a), 15 U.S.C. §1052(a). Although the person is not connected with the goods provided by applicant under the applied-for mark, Tom Oberheim is so well-known that consumers would presume a connection."

They also apologize for the sample n hold loop: "The trademark examining attorney apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the delay in raising this issue(s)."

What's interesting, unless I'm reading it wrong, is the trademark appeared to have been for BEHRINGER OBERHEIM rather than just OBERHEIM?

Note this just means Behringer can't take over the Oberheim brand name. He can still come out with the Behringer UB-Xa branded OB-Xa.

Novation Circuit Tracks in-depth presentation with Enrique Martinez!

video by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Nick Bigelow and Matthew Piecora explore the Novation Circuit Tracks with co-host Enrique Martinez of Novation.

Circuit Tracks is the agile groovebox for creating and performing electronic music without resistance. Two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks expand your sonic capabilities, and samples across four drums tracks can be loaded via microSD and shaped to perfection. Built in FX polish your sounds. Two dedicated MIDI tracks and a built-in battery make it the ideal for multi-device setups and for creators on the move.

Circuit Tracks in an all-in-one studio with two synth tracks, two MIDI tracks and four drum tracks: everything you need to create and perform music. Designed for electronic and dance music producers, the agile groovebox lets you lose yourself in a hands-on production workflow. Let your creativity thrive with the acclaimed, hands-on sequencer, with which you can create 32-step patterns, chainable for up to 256 steps sequences per track. Go off-grid with microtiming, and keep your music evolving with probability and pattern mutate.

Its colossal sound is provided by two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks. Load thousands of your own samples using the microSD card, and shape them to perfection across four drums tracks. Advanced FX lets you douse synths, drums, and incoming audio in lush reverb and delay, make your mix pump with sidechain, and punch with the master compressor.

Circuit Tracks gives you total control of your setup, with two dedicated MIDI tracks capable of sending notes and CC automation. Its comprehensive connectivity enables you to connect Circuit Tracks to your studio, with full-size five-pin MIDI in, out, and thru, and analogue sync out. Analogue audio outputs let you listen through the stereo line out or with headphones. The built-in rechargeable battery allows you to make beats anywhere.

Order the Novation Circuit Tracks here:​
Hosts: Nick Bigelow, Matthew Piecora, Enrique Martinez
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Novation Circuit - Hyper (a high energy pop jam)

video by

"Get my Circuit pack for free/pay-what-you-want:
Check out my music here:

This tracked started out with the big, rhythmic pad that starts in the second session. I knew I wanted to do something with quick, snappy synth chords, so I built the rest of the track around that patch. All synth patches and samples are from my own Circuit pack (see link above to download it!)

Sorry for the cuts in between sessions. There were some glitches when switching between them live, so I just stopped each session at the end, let the FX tail off, and cut the sessions together manually in post."

UVI Kinetics | Preset Showcase

video by UVI

"Kinetics for Falcon - Sounds in Motion

A deep and complex collection of sounds exploring the themes of movement, light, and shadow, Kinetics delivers everything from subtle and spacious modulated environments to complex rhythmic soundbeds, and chaotic glitch-inspired madness.

Video & Music Credits: Théo G.

00:06​ Yorubai / Vampire
00:20​ Okinawa
00:38​ Smokestack / Frenzy
00:55​ Odd Cycles
01:22​ Obscurium
01:47​ Cellular / Glazed
About UVI
UVI is a developer of software instruments, effects and soundware. We leverage leading-edge synthesis, DSP research and design to provide unique and expressive tools for musicians and audio professionals.

Our goal is to help you achieve the highest-quality sound possible with innovative and reliable solutions. You can hear our work around the world at live shows, on hit-records, in blockbuster films and AAA games.

We're a small but spirited team with a global footprint, music and sound lovers eager to share our passion. We're honored to be a part of your creative journey and thankful to you for sharing ours.

©2021 UVI. All rights reserved."

New AUv3 MIDI App - LoopBud

video by The Sound Test Room

Available here:

via the LoopBud website

LoopBud is a super simple yet very powerful MIDI recorder and looper.

You can record MIDI very quickly for your melody ideas or live jamming.

It designed with 4-bar loops in mind but you can work with unlimited number of bars.

Also, you can create unlimited number of patterns and change them with MIDI CC messages!

It has two record modes: Add mode and New mode.

Add mode appends new notes on each new loop cycle

New mode clears out the previous cycle and lets you start a fresh recording.

- You can always go back with the “undo” button if you make a mistake.

You have different options for making your recordings interesting.

You can toggle quantization on/off while recording.

You can also set the quantization level from the settings menu.

You can change the clock speed and make your recording play faster or slower

You can also focus on a single bar by pressing the bar measure. It will loop only that bar.

You can set the highest/lowest notes of the piano roll.

You can also set the note order of the piano roll.

You can long-press to patterns and bars for copy/paste/delete options.

You can copy/paste patterns between different instances of LoopBud AUv3 plugins.

You can export the MIDI pattern by pattern or you can merge all patterns and export a single MIDI file.

Take Advantage of AUv3

LoopBud comes with an Audio Unit plugin which you can use with your favorite AUv3 host apps like AUM, Cubase, BeatMaker, apeMatrix, NanoStudio etc.

You can create custom presets and save your current ArpBud 2 state to your host app - load it again anytime.

New Teaser from Cherry Audio: -- .- .-. -.-. .... / .---- .....

video by Cherry Audio

"What could it be?! 🤔"

Sounds like an Oberheim to me. Anyone know morse code?

Serge TKB Pulse Sequenced Events

video by Todd Barton

"I hope you enjoy this!"

The Black Sequencer Video Manual

video by Synth Diy Guy

"Everything you need to know about the Erica Synths Black Sequencer but were afraid to ask :)

If I missed anything please comment below and I'll address any omissions or mistakes in a second video. Have fun! See you soon and Stay Noisy!

Intro 0:11​
Panel Layout 0:25​
Set the BPM 2:02​

Arturia Matrixbrute - sound demo by Jexus / WC Olo Garb

video by Jexus / WC Olo Garb [synth demos]

"​ To get all my Matrixbrute sounds (114 + bonus variations = 128 sounds in total), please transfer € 24 (Euro) to this paypal address: [wcologarb at] writing "matrixbrute sounds" and your email in the title. I will send the sounds in max 24 hours, let me wake up;)

All my patches come under the name 'WCOG' in a 'mbprojz' format - a library that can be imported into your Matrixbrute via Arturia MCC software (standard procedure from the user's manual)."

Blinding Lights - (Friday Funk Jam)

video by Luke Million

"Whilst digging for some tunes to play this Saturday Night at RCC, I reminded myself how much I love the synths in 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd. Here's a stripped back version on a couple of my favourite synths 🎹🎹🎹

Drums: Ableton Push 2 (Linndrum Samples)
Synth Pads : Roland SH2 & Jupiter 4
Synth Bass: Moog Multimoog
Synth Lead: SCI Prophet 5 Rev 3
Synth Chords: Roland Juno 6
Vocoder: Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus"

Synton 3000 frame with CGS Serge, Blacet and Jurgen Hailble modules

via this auction

"The Synton modules were expertly rebuilt and all the pots are a year old. The CGS Serge, Jurgen Haible Frequency shifter modules and Blacet were built and re-paneled by the same engineer who worked on the Synton 3000 only 6 months ago. It really does sounds great. If I were to keep it I would replace the PS with a nice linear supply but works fine as-is.

3017 VCF (2 pole state variable filter)
3224 Hi/Low Pass VCF
3005 EGR (ADSR)
3218 INV / SLR (Dual inverter/offset and slew limiter)
3233 S&H / LFO
3235 ENV / CPR (Envelope follower, comparator, and trigger delay)
Blacet 2100 VCO
Blacet / Wiard Miniwave with Socket Rocket
CGS Serge WAD (Wilson Analog Delay)
Jurgen Haible FS-1A Frequency Shifter
CGS Serge Dual Pre-amp
Blacet Power-supply and distro unit

All housed in a 6u 13" deep steel Hammond rack."

Oberheim Marion MSR-2 Analog Modular Synthesizer Rack

via this auction

"The Marion MSR-2 was designed by Tom Oberheim and so it is known for having the 'Oberheim sound' packaged inside a compact single-space rackmount module with modern digital reliability and MIDI implementation. Despite its rather harmless and simple appearance, the MSR-2 allows for some fairly complex but intuitive programming. The filters, envelopes, LFOs and other parameters are very analog-like in their sound and editing methods. The module is also 16-part multitimbral. And external inputs route a signal through the envelope and filter sections. The MSR-2 is rare but definitely worth checking out."

Jomox Sunsyn MK2 - V 2.02 SN 0003

via this auction

"extremely rare Jomox Sunsyn in near mint condition.
MK2 version (Stable version).
Handeled with much care in studio as shown in pictures."

This is one of those "synths that got away" from me. I never picked one up but I did get a chance to play with one once. The RCOs are amazing. I wish I could afford one... Another synth that "got away" is the L.L. Electronics Rozzbox. I was always tempted to pick one up but never did.

Moog Minimoog Model D Reissue

via this auction

Asking prices appear to be going up now that they have been discontinued.

Korg Electribe 2 w/ "Undercarriage Lights"

via this auction

Anyone know if the light underneath are standard?

E-MU Systems Emulator

via this auction

RYK Modular M185 Sequencer plays Roland Juno 106 Sythensizer MIDI demo

video by RYK Modular

"Video demo of the RYK M185 Eurorack Sequencer playing a Roland Juno 106 with MIDI out.

Sequence is split in AB Serial Split Mode.

Sequence A plays the main tune, Sequence B is adding root note offsets to change key on each loop.

Drum track from Mutable Plaits sequenced by [ offscreen M185 ]

FX Sony DPSV77 x 2"

VGM #190​: Shop Closing (Animal Crossing: New Horizons) Ambient Synth Cover

video by Amie Waters

"This cover was chosen by my wonderful patrons. If you want to help select the next Patreon Pick, head on over and join the party by supporting the music I make:

The prompt for this one was "Pandemic Tunes" or tracks that helped us all through this last year. I think Animal Crossing showed up at the perfect time and helped a lot of people as we navigated the Hellscape that is 2020."

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

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