MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer Demo

video by Synthesizer Revolution

"Synth Demo of Oberheim OB-8 from the 1980s."

Sequoia - Modular Synthesizer performance in Sequoia National Park

video by Johno Wells

"This ambient / experimental eurorack modular synth improvisation first aired on ModulateTV (Wales, U.K.) 1st anniversary show on April 18.
This track is featured on [RE]MOTION, a collection of remote eurorack modular performances shot in early 2021. It can be found here:
Working with no master sequencer is a blast. I am able to listen to where the sound takes me, and not worry about or over analyze where it goes. This open approach might sound scary to those who rely on pre-composed sequences and patterns, but I've found it's a lot easier for me to create like this. When I was forcing myself to create sequences in a master sequencer it just wasn't as fun, and definitely wasn't as pure and genuine of an expression (for me). We all work so differently in modular, and in my practice, this is currently (key word here) the way that's working. Stay tuned to see the journey change...I'm open to where it takes me. Thanks for watching!
Happy accident:
Near the end of the performance, I accidentally pulled the jack out of the input of Arbhar which I was live-sampling into and it made this glorious reverb...reminding me of the live-mic that is on the Arbhar panel. Hm....maybe I should whistle into it? Or...sing into it? See above: "listen to where the sound takes me".

New Track made with Roland Gear! - "Euphoric"

video by Electronisounds Audio

"New Track made with Roland Gear! - "Euphoric"

I wrote a full track using the Roland MC707 and Roland TR8s.
Thanks for watching!"


Aries - Resilience (Visual Video)

video by Aries

Upcoming release from supporting member, Aries.

"Brano tratto del nuovo Ep di Aries, PILLS vol.1.
Disponibile su tutte le piattaforme digitale dal 13 marzo 2021.

Track taken from PILLS vol.1 the new Aries EP.
Out on 13th March 2021 and available on all digital stores.


Access Virus TI2 Keyboard 61-key Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland JX-3P Sweet Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Fully functional Roland JX3P and in excellent cosmetic condition for its age.

Has just been serviced! Service notes include cleaning scratchy pots and sliders, fixing non responsive keys, and replacing battery with a battery clip holder and new battery for simple solderless battery changes in the future.

Similar sounding Roland’s Popular Juno Series, you can nail tones from the Roland Juno-60 or Juno-106. It features dual oscillators per voice with great capabilities such as Osc sync, portamento and more." Ground Control firmware update: arpeggiator's SUPERLATCH

video by

"Introducing Arpeggiator's SUPERLATCH mode.
It is available with the firmware update v.1.25

Update introduces new features in arpeggiator, patterns lock, nudge, probability, ratchets and patterns chains, as well as various bug fixes and improvements.
Update is recommended for all Ground Control users."

Secrets Vol 1 - Patches 73 to 96 - Arturia Polybrute

video by GEOSynths

All parts here

"Out Now -

Final Video of 4 highlighting Patches 73 to 96 of Secrets Vol 1 for the Arturia Polybrute. With a mixture of Pads, Strings, Leads, Bass and Sequences, Secrets Vol 1 highlights some of the best Features of the new Arturia Polybrute.

Lumi + PO32 + iPad Glitchy IDM Jam

video by Perplex On

"A little trip through glitch country only using a few elements: #PO32​ for glitchy drums, #Lumikeys​ for playing chords with #Aparillo​ synth running on the iPad. Enjoy the show!"

Primordium | IDM - Virus TI, System8, Moog Matriarch, Prophet 10, Spectralis 2, Machinedrum, DIG

video by MIDERA

Gear used:
Access Virus TI (keys/pluck)
Roland System 8 (soft pads)
Moog Matriarch (Bass)
Sequential Prophet 10 (Drone/pads)
Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2 (Sequencing, Filterbank)
Elektron Machinedrum (Drums)
Strymon DIG
Boss MD500
Eventide Blackhole VST

Sonicware Liven XFM Prototype - Demo 8 - Traditional FM

video by ChrisLody

"So here we are, the last of the XFM prototype only demo videos. I'm sure there will be plenty more XFM videos on the channel but I'll most likely explore the possibilities of combining it with other equipment from now on. There will also be non demo content for it here like tutorials etc.

I've spent a lot of time making these demos trying to make something that sounds like 'Traditional FM synthesis' and I think this is about as close as I've got so far. On all the other demos I have been distracted by a lot of the other features on the pattern edit level like the filters so I've been using it more like a hybrid synthesizer.

Even this demo has a tiny bit of high-pass filter on the bass to be honest but that was just for something to tweak. The main bass part uses the X-Lab morphing mode with quite a lot of automation programmed in to get that crunchy feel but the other parts are running in Library mode which just play back the FM presets without using morphing. The other 3 tracks are 'Traditional FM' in the sense that they are FM synthesis in it's capacity to sound like acoustic instruments, in this case a flute with delayed vibrato, a sort of slapped pipe sounds and a bell like sound.

Personally I can't name this as a genre! But it's quite like a 90s Sega Megadrive/Genesis soundtrack I think, probably because that also has a 4op FM 6 voice chip inside."

Sonicware Liven XFM Prototype demos

Yamaha CS6x Synthesizer SN PZ02066

via this auction

Make Noise 0-Coast in Custom Wood Case

via this auction

"Make Noise 0-Coast Modular Synthesizer with Custom Red Oak Enclosure/Stand."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-T8

via this auction

Polivoks Soviet Analog Synth SN 0487517 Minus Keys + Oscillator Beanie Cap

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Polivoks in great condition after service with Midi Mod.

Desktop version - wood panel covered with special varnish.

in, out and headphones 5-pin Din connectors are replaced to 1/4" TS mono-jacks

Comes with power cord and Oscillator winter hat as a bonus"

Yamaha DX-200 6op FM Synth SN HJ01536

via this auction

"Yamaha DX-200 in excellent condition. No issues with the encoders. Comes with original manual, CD-ROM, and Power Supply."

Korg VC-10 Vocoder SN 160431

via this auction

"This VC-10 is in pretty good working condition, though it has some issues that will eventually need to be addressed; the main power / volume pot is quite noisy and it sometimes has a dead spot or two that needs exercising. All the pots are scratchy to some degree, some more than others. The VC-10 is notoriously fussy to gain structure (there's a bit of a learning curve), but overall it's usable and I've gotten some great stuff out of it recently. These need to be tuned and scaled fairly regularly, so you can assume it'll need attention after shipping. All the trim pots are accessible through the holes on the back, and they all function correctly, though some are a little jumpy.

Cosmetically this VC-10 is in fair condition, with two significant battle scars: the low F key is missing, and there's a crack in the right cheek that has been epoxied together. Other than that it's got the requisite scratches and dings from over 40 years of use.

This VC-10 would be an excellent buy for someone who wants a bit of a project – it's all there (save for the missing key of course), and while it's 'plug and play' in the narrowest possible sense, it needs some love to really sing (or scream, as these like to do)."

Roland SH-101 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Microwave XT Organism Drone

video by Mason Chrysler

"A very digital drone of the robotic organism variety on the Microwave XT using many mod matrix slots."

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

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