MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Prophet 5 and Hydrasynth

video by Cray

Korg opsix - Different waveforms

video by Korg

"Unlike the majority of other FM synths, opsix gives you 21 different waveform types (including SINE) to use within each operator as a carrier or modulator, creating an unimaginable number of possible combinations. Quick access is provided via [SHIFT] and the operator mixer for instant editing."

midiphy MatriX Mechanical Grid: Graphical Sequencing with the SEQ v4+

video by Hawkeye

The midiphy MatriX is currently in development.

"Quick graphical sequencing demo of the upcoming midiphy MatriX in conjunction with the midiphy SEQ v4+.

Using the MatriX, polyphonic sequences can be entered graphically, including force-to-scale "auto-correction".

The MatriX extends both the SEQ v4+ (legacy 16x16+X BLM Mode), as well as the LoopA (with an upcoming firmware extension).

Thanks for watching and best regards,

"midiphy is a eurozone-based online shop for a new generation of hardware designs and is an official supplier of MIDIbox hardware platform modules. In the shop, you will find PCBs, essential kits and parts for your builds. On this page, we'll inform you about recent news and developments."

VAI 14 : Siel Cruise

video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"The mysteriously named Siel Cruise is a polyphonic, divide-down, string machine and monophonic synthesizer.
The ambience in the beginning is achieved by just flipping through the presets with the resonance way up.
The Resonance slider on these need to be way up : they start modulating the sound only when it's pretty much at the top.
The polyphonic section is Small Stone phased, then chopped up by a tremolo, then run into the Roland space echo."

Low Frequency Expander using MPE to control OB-6's pitch, sync and filter, changing clock divisions

video by Steve Hunt

"Demo 4 of the LFE using Midi Polyphonic Expression (MPE) to modulate each of the synth's 6 voices independently. This also works for the Prophet 6.
LFO1 square wave controlling pitch of VCO1 and 2 stepping an octave.
LFO2 square wave controlling filter cutoff running at a faster clock multiple.
LFO3 ramp up/tri/ramp down controlling VCO1 frequency, sync making the classic sync sound.
Each LFO is sync'd to the synth's clock and has its own clock divisor so they can make crazy synchronised patterns.
Later I turn on the synth's delay and play with its clock divisor, also sync'd to the same clock.
MPE allows each of these 3 LFOs to run a separate LFO for each of the synth's 6 voices, so that's 3 x 6 = 18 LFOs running together. There's actually an extra set of 3 global LFOs and 7 envelopes that I'm not using in this demo."

MOS-LAB E-mu Modular Replica Session 1

video by MOS-LAB

"The first demo of my Emu replica modular."

"Quasi Stellar Objects" from the new album "MOD NIGHTS"

video by Marc Mennigmann

"What do you do when you are up at night and can't sleep?I started to experiment with my modular synthesizer and recorded the results. This is a selection of pinged filters, polyrhythmic sequences, strange sounds and moods - but I always tried to work out the music of an experiment. Although some tracks even use the output of a biofeedback sensor connected to an aloe vera plant, these tracks try to give you a sense of melody, harmony and rhythm.So if you like to dive into my night moods, here they are.

Full album available at:

It features sounds from the Instruo Saich, a pinged Cwejman RES-4 and the Erica Pico Voice. All these are triggered and filtered by Rene 2, a DMF-2, a Sinc Bucina and mangeled with a Lubadh and a Mimeophon. Finally I added the keyboard synth line using the Knifonium VST."

Experimentation | Ambient IDM (Prophet 10, Roland System 8, Machinedrum, Virus TI, Spectralis 2)

video by MIDERA

"A few things I'm working on here:

1) Still deciding whether to keep the SLR Magic 40 1.33X anamorphic lens. In my second part of the video, I left my lens wide open, I thought it looked ok, but it's obviously very soft. I think stopping down to f4 is ok (as the first portion of the video was filmed there. In my previous video - I used the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with no bars, but that actually makes it difficult to add things to Youtube because it's not an approved aspect ratio, funny enough. So I've gone back to desqueezing the video and leaving the bars.

2) Sequencing: I have been trying to find the best, quickest way to write music. I'm starting to realize that I had what I worked best with all along - the Spectralis. I've tried a bunch of different ones, but nothing ever seems to work in the way that I work very well. The downsides that I have noted are fading away as I begin to adventure into other MIDI capable patchbays (visible in the video).

What else is there to say... it's a journey that's left me confused - the lenses, the look of the film, the sequencers... Just trying to enjoy the process of jumping into things I don't know and just trying it out.

Prophet 10 REV4 (pads)
Radikal Technologies Spectralis II (sequencing, FX)
Elektron Machinedrum (Drums)
Roland System 8 (Arp)
Strymon DIG (For P10)
Boss MD500 (For P10)
Eventide Blackhole"

Sequential Pro 3 & Eventide H9 (Ultratap)

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Nice Kiss ~ Digitakt and Octatrack Techno Performance

video by EZBOT

"In this video I perform my track submission for the techno/minimal techno compilation that took place in my discord. This is 1 of 50 different artist submissions all of which are techno/minimal techno.

This track to me was all about smooth transitions - which is why it took me so many attempts to finally record a performance worth sharing.

I sampled myself saying "nice kiss.. you do that on purpose?" All of the sounds are from the Digitakt. The Octatrack is acting as a mixer, looper, and fx-box. Find this Octatrack template on my Patreon (link below) page.

Here is the record from the last compilation:​"

Double Launchpad iPad Piano Jam

video by Perplex On

"A quick test with 2 launchpad mini triggering and transposing individual sequences in #steppolyarpunit​. Piano sound is the free #autumnpiano​ and #skyfeltpiano​ loaded into #decentsampler​ on the iPad. Additional pinch of fx with #k7d​ delay and Burns Audio #Granular​."

Shortwave Universe

video by Igor Vasiliev

"Sound abstraction created with BeatCutter app (iOS). Eight different tracks with records of shortwave radio stations were used as source material. Final track recorded in this app without any additional processing.

BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing and recombining sound based on rhythm. In the center of the app is a matrix of sample cells with smoothly reconfigurable recording, playback and control busses. This app is best for those who would like to experiment with long sound files or live instruments, creating chaotic constructions and patterns from sliced rhythm-driven samples."

Rare MXR 185 // 80s vintage drum machine SN 000976

via this auction

"Very rare MXR 185 drum machine. You probably know what you're looking at.
The unit for sale is even rarer because it is one of the latest produce (SN 85-XXXXX) and it includes all the hardware and firmware revision ever made. Early model did not have the remote jacks for accent and start stop, later had these added in factory but only the latest have the lettering added on top. It has many upgrade that make it fully reliable: battery is on socket and can easily be changed, some components were changed(IC, resistors, caps), sounds Eprom were revised as long as firmware (latest one is "control 11" and installed in this unit). All these upgrade were factory made, these are not mods and they are listed in the service manual. You'll get a copy of it as long as a copy of the owner's manual.
To sum it: this is probably one of the best and most reliable unit you will ever find.

The unit is perfectly working. The only small issue is TOM1 fader has a bit of play and can cause some volume dropouts on that instrument when moved. Apart from that it sounds and runs as new.
Seperate outputs give a much better sound than the main mix but even on stereo outputs the sound is very beefy.

Overall condition is very good. Wood cheeks have some dents but they were sanded and varnished and looks very nice.
Unit is a 230v."

JEN P-700 70's vintage analog synth bass pedal

via this auction

"This is a rare synth pedal bass from the 70s. Italian analog synth JEN P-700. Very basic synth sound but very fat: selection of 2 pitchs sound (16 / 8) that can also be combined, a low pass filter and an variable and switchable release. global tune and volume. The synth has been serviced. 2 switches were replaced and everything was checked and cleaned and tuned and so it works perfectly.Unit is a 230v."

Novation Nova Desktop 16-Voice Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Kawai K5000r

via this auction

Roland System100 Model 101 SN 693662

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One - J Wire SN 6732

via this auction

"Legendary analogue synthesizer from 1981. Without a shadow of doubt the most powerful mono synth ever produced. This thing is completely devastating for bass, but also excels at leads, drones, percussive sounds and all kinds of other complete madness. A truly wild and amazing instrument. The real deal - none of this modern clone/reproduction business. This one has the much more desirable J-Wire keyboard - and is serial number 6732. A bit of research online will reveal that this is what you want - the first couple of thousand has problems with the internal power supply and the ones after 8000 had the badly designed membrane keyboard. The synth was serviced a couple pf years ago and is working flawlessly. The synth is in immaculate condition cosmetically. Wooden end cheeks are in really nice condition. All in all for a 40 year old unit this is a really incredible example."

Formanta Polivoks SN 1289109

via this auction

"Most famous duophonic/monophonic soviet synth. Killer sound. Full set of supply (synth, cover, pedal, power cord, pedal cable, and set of documentation including wiring diagrams). Fully serviced and tuned, duophonic MIDI mode installed. Plug and play 🤘

Power Supply
220 V (!!!) - standard IEC C8 connector

1/4 Jack (output, headphones, input)
Original 5pin DIN connector (pedal, cable included)

Fully operational. Professional maintenance service was performed: (fixed, recapped, lubricated, fully tuned and calibrated). Cosmetic condition is near mint, seems that synth has never been used.

Package contents
1. Synth
2. Original cutoff pedal with cable
3. Power supply cord
4. Original case
5. Set of documentation"

That Little Old Wavemaker

via this auction

"Imoogination Newspaper Moog Synthesizer Norlin RARE 1976."

Yamaha VL70m and WX5 Wind Controller with Hard Case, manuals and accessories

via this auction

The Yamaha WX5 Wind MIDI Controller takes wind MIDI control to new levels of performance and playability. With precise, responsive wind and lip sensors, a choice of single-reed or recorder type mouthpieces, and a range of fingering modes, the WX5 makes expressive wind control more accessible than ever before. The WX5 gives experienced wind players a new medium and vastly expanded sonic possibilities in a familiar format, playable enough for beginners.

The WX5 provides expressive control and nuances that are simply not available with keyboards or other MIDI controllers. Although it is ideal for use with just about any MIDI tone generator or synthesizer, combined with a state-of-the-art tone generator such as the Yamaha VL70m Virtual Acoustic Tone Generator, the WX5 is capable of expressive depth and tonal subtlety that rivals the finest acoustic instruments.

Analogue Solutions Leipzig-S

via this auction

Access Virus B SN E 1003960

via this auction

Noise | Make Noise Strega, MASF OSC 03

video by Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto -​
Mixer: Ableton Live (Skin:​)
Synth1: Make Noise Strega
Synth1: MASF OSC 03
Reverb: Eventide Blackhole
Master Comp/Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss 24-70mmF4)
Audio I/O: RME Fireface UCX

2019 Meets 1979 - Volca Modular Through Korg Ms10

video by ChrisLody

"Apologies that this is a bit long and self indulgent, I was having way to much fun here. This is something I've been meaning to try for a while, running the Volca Modular through the Korg Ms10 via a prototype breadboard. I don't have a modular system (yet) but it turns out this is a great way to have some fun. The Modular and the Ms10 are from totally different eras obviously and don't even appear to be compatible. The Ms10 uses the Hz/V for it's oscillators and S-Trigger to trigger it's envelope, meaning when the input receives a ground pulse it is triggered. The Volca Modular uses it's own weird 0.5v/Oct pitch standard so CV from the VM to the Ms10 is not possible, and uses the more conventional triggering method of positive pulses triggering it's envelopes. Luckily though connecting the output pulse of Function 1 is completely reversed and is a gate not a trigger so will even preserve note length so this is used to trigger the Ms10 envelope. The Volca Modular can convert incoming voltages into it's standard but that does not include the Hz/V standard unfortunately, so I'm just running the audio out into the Ms10 and using the raw oscillator outputs as audio rate modulators. Also we can use the noise output routed to the VM as a noise source.

So the top 2 sections of the video were recorded at the same time along with the sync out from the VM into Reaper. I then recorded the bottom 2 sections while the sync pulse plays back into the VM so it all syncs up.

In the top half I'm running audio to the Ms10's input from the VM, triggering the envelope from the VM's Function 1 which controls the envelope routed to the filter. The noise output on the Ms10 is fed back to the VM and i'm using the LFO output on the Ms10 to control the length of Function 2.

The bottom half of the video has the output of LPG1 routed to control the filter which gives us some tasty filter FM. Also the raw output of one of the VM's source oscillators is routed to the oscillator frequency also giving some nasty sounding FM tones. Additionally I have a modded Fab Echo pedal set up which is a pretty cool delay, much nicer than the stock echo it used to make.

I'm sure there's much more to explore here so this will probably pop up again soon I imagine. Once I've fully explored this I'll make a tutorial. I imagine this would work on an Ms20 too.

Life blog bit: I had my first Astra Zeneca jab yesterday and it was pretty nasty. I got the jab at 4.30pm, went to bed at 11.30pm shivering uncontrollably then woke up feeling like I'd been beaten with hammers all night. It took until about 11.00am until I had the energy to get up and I'm still not quite right at 3.30pm the day after. Apparently the second dose is worse. Not looking forward to it now!"

Erica Black Filter Trinity! Black LPVCF, HPVCF and VCF Coupler modules.

video by Synth Diy Guy

"Exploring the sounds and features of these awesome new modules from the Erica Synths Black System 3 :)

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Stay Noisy!"


Update: this post originally went up on Apr 16, 5:02 PM. The video was set to private shortly after. A new video (above) went up today. Moving this post up for those that missed it.

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