MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Yamaha DGX-670 - All Playing, No Talking

video by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha DGX-670 bundles at Kraft Music:

Adam Berzowski demonstrates the DGX-670 Portable Grand Digital Piano at Kraft Music.

The Yamaha DGX-670 digital piano offers Yamaha piano touch and tone, plus a wide variety of entertaining features that are certain to help you discover (or re-discover) your love of making music. CFX Stereo Sampling reproduces the sound of Yamaha's flagship CFX Full Concert Grand, while the 88-key GHS weighted keyboard action is heavier in the low keys and lighter in the high keys, just like an acoustic piano. DGX-670's mic input allows you to connect a microphone (sold separately) so you can sing along while you play, hear your voice through the built-in speakers, and even record your piano and vocal performance to USB audio. Bluetooth audio allows you to connect your music player wirelessly to your DGX-670 so you can listen to and play along with your favorite songs. An optional matching stand and three-pedal unit are available for a complete piano experience.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Yamaha DGX-670 digital piano bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new digital piano, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Major Goose on Sidrax Organ & EMS Logik Synthesizer

video by MAJOR GOOSE

"Major Goose äKä 'GOOSEBANE' jämming de Sidrax Organ and hiz jolly ol' EMS Logik Synth along'some EuroRäckz + HandSelectez FX'z&YEAH

Drone Dark Ambient anyway..."

Modular Ambience

video by George Benton

"First try at an unattended (mostly) ambient generator. 7 oscillators, several filters and VCA's. Three LFO's unsync'd driving the VCA's and misc items like filter tuning and resonance settings, Oscillator tuning. A slow moving sequencer 3x8 for pitch changes. Great to go to sleep by since it's boring. :)" modular system

Waldorf Iridium Electronica Pysbient beat

video by Ambiotic Fluid - hit play - no thumbnail for whatever reason

"Messing around with a few custom patches from the Waldorf Iridium combined together with some drum loop for a bit of fun.
All sounds except for the drums from the Waldorf Iridium."

Oberheim Matrix 12 Vintage Analog Synthesizer 12 Voice Synth With 12 Out Expansion

via this auction

"This is a Vintage Oberheim 12 voice with 12 individual outs.Just got back from my synth guru who rebuilt the power supply and put a new battery in along with loaded factory programs.This has been in storage for 22 years in my studio and hasn't been played because of the power supply issue.I had it repaired with the hopes of selling a complete package original manual, flight case and fully functioning synthesizer, which by the way is one of the most revered, greatest synthesizers that has ever been made.It's the cream of the crop..although I believe the #1 hyped vintage synth right now might be the Jupiter 8.The Oberheim Matrix 12 has 4 more voices,multitimbral and almost unlimited sources and destinations for modulation.It's a sound designers analog vintage dream machine"

Korg Polyphonic Ensemble PE 2000

via this auction

Couple pics of the inside below.

ESK - Cwejman Modular and Akai MPC X - Part 1

video by Metunar

"Got a Cwejman modular. Here is the first patch i made. The percussion sounds and the sequencing is from the Akai MPC X.

Direct recording with mastering."

04 18 21 Buchla Modular System [01]

video by batchas

The Noiseblast Hour, Episode 11: Frequency Heaven and Tunegirl

video by Noise Engineering

"Frequency Heaven tipjar on Cashapp: $frequencyheaven or Venmo: @michisnz
Tunegirl has asked for donations to Batcon in lieu of a tip jar:
Assassin Soldier Recordings on Bandcamp:

tunegirl is Andrea Gill of Germany. Andrea formed her first band in high school in the 70s when she played guitar. Fast forward a few years and she played with her first synthesizer and was hooked. She bought her first modules just a few years ago and is known for the driving techno she makes.

Frequency Heaven is, among other things, an exploration of sound/vibration and their effects on consciousness. I like to play with analog circuitry, digital tools, synthesizers, my jazzmaster guitar, and modulated vocals to create etheric transmissions and transmute energy."

The All-Dancing Accelero-Gyro DIY Triple CV Controller

video by Izhar Ashdot Sound & Vision

"As part of my fascination with Sensors, I built an Accelerometer-Gyroscope based controller for modular synths that outputs 3 CV streams to control any parameter in your synth setup.

In this video I'm controlling the Pitch of an oscillator with the Pitch axis, the cutoff frequency of a filter with the Roll axis, and the resonance of the same filter with the Yaw axis.

I 3D printed an enclosure for the GY-521and I wear it like a watch using 2 velcro cable ties."

PCB files and GY-521 holder 3D print file
Arduino Sketch
Arduino Nano
GY-521 Accelerometer
Cable Ties

UDO SUPER 6 -- 64 Custom Patches, Sounds & Soundset | Synthesizer Demo

video by synth4ever

"SUPERSONIC - 64 custom patches, sounds & sound bank for the UDO Super 6 by synth4ever.
► Get these patches here:

Unleash your UDO Super 6 with SUPERSONIC, a versatile custom soundset comprised of lush soundscapes, ambient/chillout, electronica and IDM-influenced sounds. These 64 patches cover a wide range of sonic territory including pads, leads, strings, sequences, arps, keys, textures, bass and FX.

The Super 6 is a beautiful sounding, versatile and powerful digital/analog hybrid synth, and I tried to push it in new directions when creating many of these patches using firmware v0.26. In addition to traditional "bread and butter" sounds, this UDO Super 6 soundset also includes some experimental motion loops, generative soundscapes and texture-based approaches to sound design.

These 64 custom patches will install to user banks A-H on your UDO SUPER 6, and nearly all contain tasteful aftertouch and pitch bend (positive and negative) modulation assignments. This gives you additional expression and timbre possibilities within the patch itself - so be sure to experiment with these controllers!

Overall, I'm proud of the SUPERSONIC soundset and believe it covers a lot of interesting sonic territory for musicians and listeners alike. Thanks for your interest in and support of my work; I hope you enjoy exploring and performing with these patches on your UDO Super 6 as much as I do on mine, should you wish to acquire them.

00:00​ - Majestic Brass
00:42​ - Clocktower
01:31​ - Harmonious
02:15​ - Tek Bass
02:54​ - Dissipate
03:43​ - The Past

Sonicware Liven 8bit Warps - Sweep Function Tutorial

video by ChrisLody

"It's time for another 8bit Warps tutorial, let's have a look at the Sweep function

I'm now planning to make a tutorial on the parameter lock function as requested by a viewer alongside a drum synthesis tutorial which is quite a deep subject so that one will take a little longer.

I think I managed to cover everything but if you have any questions then please post them in the comments below

The 8bit Warps in this video was supplied by Sonicware"

Electronisounds Audio

video by Electronisounds Audio

"Super casual sound design session and synth geek hangout!"

Arturia Polybrute - IT'S FINALLY HERE!! First Few Patches!

video by Lost Clouds

"After a few months of deliberation I decided to pull the trigger on the PolyBrute - here's the first 4 patches I came up within the first hour of working with this thing, it's a dream so far :) Some more general thoughts:

- This thing is HEAVY - 20kg is more than you'd think and I wouldn't dare risk this on the upper tier of my 2-tier stand (rated to 25kg, but no thank you...) or any cheap stands. On the plus side, all that weight comes from incredible build quality - the wood is gorgeous, and the metal is a much nicer look in person. Feels super sturdy!

- Including a paper manual is always a welcome addition, and as far as manuals go this one is fairly nice to look at, there's even colour on the front!!

- As others have noted the keys feel a little spongey - I wasn't too sure about this at first but I'm starting to really like it. It feels nice to play and, imo, makes velocity-sensitive routings a bit easier to work with compared with other, more 'solid' key actions I've dealt with

- The first calibration is slow. I'm hoping this is just a factory-reset sort of calibration and not something I need to do every time I turn the synth on? Haven't turned it off yet since it arrived 4 hours ago...

- The oscillators were initially out of tune and drifted out of tune again after a couple of hours, granted it's been pretty warm in my room today. Had to calibrate the oscillators twice, but thankfully it's a little quicker than the initial calibration. Hoping this is normal and I don't have a buggy unit?

- This thing sounds really, really good - I tried out a few of the presets, and they're fun, but I almost immediately went to making my own because that's where all the fun is! Everything is immediately accessible, the oscillators sound good and quite hefty (see the first part of the video below where the bass notes really cut through and add some weight to the sound). Things are laid out quite differently on Arturia synths compared to others, and this is my first Arturia, so it's taking some getting used to but it's all very intuitive. It's quite a modern sound, I can't get it into vintage, Bladerunner-style territory very easily, but that just means it'll be a nice compliment to the Rev2.

- It is a blast to explore. I've been at it for a few hours and I've barely scratched the surface. Definitely one you can lose yourself in for hours at a time.

- The sequencer is INCREDIBLE - programming and messing around with a polyphonic sequence is easy, and the integration with the mod matrix to show steps, notes and modulations is genius. I'm really not sure there's much more they could do on this to make it better, but time will tell!!

I do have a couple of fairly minor 'issues':

- It would be nice if the screen could display the value a knob/slider is at, like the Rev2 or Peak does, and if there was a "Show" feature like on Sequential synths where you hold "Show", turn a knob and it tells you where it's at

- I'm yet to RTFM but I can't see any way to change the length of a sequence to a number of your choosing (e.g. 5 steps)?

- The output level is a bit lower than other synths I own, which isn't necessarily a problem but I definitely have to use the pre-amps on my Scarlett 18i8 whereas with others (Peak or Sub37 in particular) I can get away with running them into the line inputs. Not a criticism, just an observation.

Overall, very very pleased and excited to keep exploring."

Akai AX80 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"One of the coolest vintage synthesizers out there with the coolest interface. Beautiful analog sound combined with the gorgeous craftsmanship of vintage Akai.

All buttons are fully functional, this synth is seriously is near pristine condition and will be good to go for many years."

Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak SN 00561

via this auction

Roland JD-800 61-Key Programmable Synthesizer SN ZC78110

via this auction

1978 Vintage Mattel Magical Musical Thing Toy Synth

via this auction

Crumar Bit One

via this auction

"The Bit One is a 6-voice polyphonic programmable touch-sensitive synthesizer.

Wide range on sounds.

Sonically brass in detuned and stereo split sounds like Oberheim brass.

Can be controlled from external MIDI sequencer but local

keyboard will be disconnected while MIDI is connected.

'The general characteristics of the BIT ONE are:

2 DCO, 6 VCF, 6VCA, 2 Envelope Generators and 2 LFO for each voice
63 user programmable presets
Key velocity sensitive keyboard
Double and Split Modes in order to have two different sounds simultaneously or merge two sounds
Instant Editing for all parameter's values [not true: the parameters have to be entered in via keypad]
Panel Lay-out designed to have simple and fast editing in live performance
Complete MIDI interface with other synthesizer, sequencer, rhythm unit and computer.
Tape interface in order to record and load from tape all sound memory data
Pitch bend and Modulation Wheels.'

Original Manual is in English and included."

Roland Synth Plus-60 Brochure

via this auction

Serge Modular Braken

video by zack dagoba

"A Serge Self-Gen"

Testing upcoming Novation LaunchPad Pro mk3 support in Groove Rider GR-16

video by jimpavloff

"I'm currently working on implementing support for Novation LaunchPad Pro mk3 inside Groove Rider GR-16. This is a demo of how will it work. Wait for the next GR-16 update!!!"

SWTPC PSYCH TONE - Super Rare 70's Programmable Synthesizer. Explored and Re-imagined


"Today i take a look at a really rare old piece of #DIY​ #Synthesizer​ #history​
Audio samples, builders livestreams and song available from this video here:-

I made the livestream running through the build public here :-​
Popular Electronics 1971 :-​
Shoutout to Fredrik for finding an online version of the Psych tone :-​"

See the SWTPC label below for additional posts.


SWTPC PSYCH TONE - Displaying a rare 70's programmable synthesiser


"A Little video on how I am displaying the SWTPC psych tone, a rare piece of 70's synthesiser history!"

Elektron Digitakt & Model:Cycles

video by 3rdStoreyChemist


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

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