MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Aquifex - Tenori-on live - Taiko Drum samples/Solo mode

video by SynthAddict

"Time stamps
00:00 rhythm 1
04:07 rhythm 2

Another fun Tenori-on live demo,Taiko samples played in live Solo mode (trk 16).
Drum samples were taken from this free pack:

You can hear a few phasing issues with some samples as they play together - easy to fix and re-do later, adding a master reverb to the track would be an
easy way to blend the different samples with varying reverbs into a more cohesive mix.

The massive taiko drum (probably an Okedo-daiko) is a little hot here,
I would fix its level for a future take. :-)"

Korg opsix - Effects

video by Korg

"From punchy compressors to gorgeous 'shimmer' reverbs, the opsix features 3 effects blocks that can have any of 30 effect types inserted. With so much signal processing to hand, you no longer need to worry about fiddling around with external effects boxes!"

Live Eurorack Modular Ambient Techno Session by MATTHS

video by MATTHS

"#MATTHS aka #MattHodson experiments in the studio with the #modularsynth..

Just pure, un-rehearsed experimentation in the world of music production. Join me live when this happens and get involved with the decision making.

A live #performance from my own personal #music #studio.

I recommend listening with headphones or quality speakers for the best sonic experience.

Connect with me for live streams, broadcasts, music and more:"

JUPITER-Xpert - Is This the End??! What's in the Box??!

video by Robert Saint John

"Well, it’s been fun. But the time has come for me to move on to bigger things...

Yes, I finally did it! I got the JUPITER-X.

I've been reassessing my studio and music needs, and I have sold off a lot of gear these past few weeks. The JUPITER-Xm has been my go-to synthesizer for 18 months now, but I wasn't using it with my big controller (Novation SL MkIII) any longer. This new JUPITER-X will take less space than the Xm and an unused controller in my studio. And the price on the X is great right now with a $300 rebate from Roland (until the end of June 2021). I continue to be pleased with the direction Roland has taken with X/Xm, so this will be a lifetime synth for me.

NO, the Xm is not really for sale. YES, I will be doing at least one video comparing the two; the workflow, advantages/disadvantages of each, and so on. It’s always bugged me that my Xm-based tutorials might be lost on X users, so I’d like to take some time to address that.

Longer-term I have something else in mind and, for that, it seems important to have both. Also, I've been deeply back into piano lessons and practice, and I decided that I wanted my favorite polysynth to have full-size keys after all.

I truly appreciate the support and interest, and hope to have exciting things to share soon!

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss. Performed with ZENOLOGY Pro using ZEN-Core and Model Expansion Tones"

ESK - Digitone + Perfourmer + UBM

video by Metunar

"Jam with an Elektron Digitone as main unit (sequencing, sound, mix and FX) and a modified Vermona Perfourmer (MK 1). One sound of the Perfourmer goes through the Rohde & Schwarz UBM Filter.
Stereo recording with digital mastering."

Pioneer DJ DSI Toriaz AS-1 Fantastic Analog! Dave Smith Sequential Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

"Pioneer DJ DSI Toriaz AS-1 Fantastic Analog!
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
**No Talking!** **Watch in HD!** **Turn It UP!**
The TORIAZ AS-1 is a fantastic purchase!
Here I play some BASS, do some FILTER SWEEPS & tweak the ARP!
What power for the price! I love the Sequential Prophet-6, so having
1 nice Prophet-6 voice to work with is awesome!

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PROPHET 5 - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Sequential Prophet-6 & OB-6 Demos & Custom Patches by Ethan M

videos by synthesizer express

1. SEQUENTIAL Prophet -6 mars ( ambient )
all prophet-6 effects used here is the brainworx rooms reverb and eventide instant phaser
2. prophet -6 vintage knob ambient worng space
The great prophet-6 with the new vintage knob fx used here is the eventide t-verb
3. Prophet - 6 Custom Patches by Ethan M
Patches i made with the prophet-6 no extrnal fx only the ones onboard
4. Prophet-6 Custom Patches by Ethan M part 2
Part 2 of my interptation to the prophet-6 didnt use any onboard and extrnal fx
5. Prophet 6 -Ambient jam - Strange but not a Stranger
recorded it using the sequncer no eq fx here is the brainworx rooms reverb

videos by synthesizer express

1. OB - 6 Custom Patches by Ethan M
this set contains useble patchs that can be used in a production. basses leads percussive sounds . it is what it is
2. OB - 6 Custom Patches by Ethan M part 2
the seconed part no extrnal fx only the ones on board
3. OB - 6 Custom Patchs - every day is a gift
the fun continuous with some more underground flavoured sounds no extrnal fx i used the ones onboard on a few patchs

Korg Mega RAM Card w/ Case

via this auction

"Save up to four switchable banks of sounds or sequences!

Compatible with: KORG M1, M1R, M1REX, T2, T2EX, T3, T3EX, S3, A1, A2, A3, S3, Wavestation, Wavestation EX, Wavestation A/D, or Wavestation SR"

Follow-up to this post. This is the first one to be featured on the site. Thanks goes to gridsleep in the comments of that last post for asking if I've ever seen one before. I hadn't but I did capture a brochure posted back in 2006 here. Little bits of synth history...

One of a Kind EMS VCS4 Prototype to Make Post-Lockdown Debut This Year

You might remember the EMS VCS4 from this post back in March of 2020. It was scheduled to make an appearance last year but the event was postponed due to the pandemic. I beleive it is now slated to debute on June 25th this year. You can find details on the upcoming event here. Note it states the debut is on Friday, May 25, but today is Saturday, May 28, so that date is clearly wrong. June 25 lands on a Friday, so I'm guessing that is the date.

"The VCS4 prototype (a live performance model which combines two VCS3s with a ‘base station’ featuring keyboard, external audio input mixer, and signal processing inside a wooden cabinet) was built in 1969 - 1970, but was never brought into mass production. A second, but very different, VCS4 prototype is owned by Matt Black of Coldcut."

You can see Matt Black's VCS4 in this post from 2014.

There might have been a third VCS4 design, a follow-up design to the VCS3 you can find posted back in 2006.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Aliens-Project PPG-300 Modular Synthesizer

Spotted on Aliens-Project where you'll find one more pic.

DRONE DAY 2021 - AE Modular Drone Music Live Stream (plus Gotharman's TinyLD mkII) #TTNM


"AUDIO STARTS AT 5:05 ;-)"

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Saturday May 29, 2021"

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Happy Nerding FX Aid effect selection via CV

video by Happy Nerding

"New CV assign destination is added – effect selection. So now CV can be used to switch between all 32 effects.
XL version: CV should be applied to the SRR input.
Just reupdate your favorite effects set via wav file to benefit from this new mode."

Self-paying on the Buchla 200

video by zack dagoba

"a self-playing patch, using some cybernetic elements:

Two VCOs (258) are cross modulated to produce an evolving sequence of clocks, not just random because the interactive nature of the cross modulation creates unexpected pauses and clusters - the envelope follower (model 230) helps in extracting the clocks. These are sent to an LPG which gates a modulating sound from the 259 - the main tone. The MARF sequences pitches, but these are shifted with a clocked random voltage, changing every 5 or 7 pulses (using the MARF programmable pulse out feature) There are 5 LFOs are all slightly different, and being clocked by more scaled down pulses from the MARF, so the LFOs are locked into the main set of pulses. The signal is split into several paths, one goes to the 277 delay (being modified by the same random voltage mentioned above) and the other going to the spring reverb, also being modified (by an LFO). These also go into 2 bandpass filters, being modulated with row 2 of the MARF. The stereo signal is being modified as well and the whole lot goes into the Buchla 100 signal leveller (model 172) and vintage eq (model 175)

Shot on the JVC KY1900 analog video camera

Thanks for watching!"

Ambient Garden Jam on Battery Powered Mini Semi Modular

video by ChrisLody

"The incredibly cold and wet spring season we've had here in the UK seems to have finally given way to summer, so what a better way to make the most of the weather than a battery powered jam in the garden.

I've been building the rig in the video specifically to have something battery powered to jam and record on away from the studio but I was mostly thinking of writing on the sofa. But a few days ago we moved a sofa bed out of our cabin in the garden and it seems to have become garden furniture now, so this was a perfect place for a quick test of this setup.

It's perhaps not the best bit of music I've written but I had a few unexpected problems with my mini mixer being extremely quiet to begin which put me off my stride a bit. I ended up using the mixers mic inputs instead of line in which shouldn't have been necessary, but it works at least.

I'll make a vlog about the modular/semi modular 'Synth Tray' in a bit, but just quickly everything here is running on various rechargeable batteries and I'm using a Volca Modular, Bastl Kastle, Volca Beats (which I might replace with my Bastl Kastle Drum if it ever arrives....) Korg NTS1, Korg SQ1, Radio Shack Mixer, Korg SR1 'Sound on Sound' and a Suboos latern which has USB power to run the NTS1. There is a prototype board on there too but it wasn't used here. The reverb is provided by the Korg SR1 and the ambient sound is direct from my Sony HDR-CX240E and is played back dry. Molly the cat is on cable monitoring duties."

summer ambience (eurorack, Rise and equator2)

video by junklight

"Just upgraded to equator 2 and dug out my Rise."

Makenoise QPAS Feedback Beat

video by Todd Barton

"Exploring feeding back all the filters of the Makenoise QPAS.
Previous QPAS and Mimeophon explorations on my Soundcloud: [below]
my Patreon:"

RF AD Multi Vco Krell patch

video by Radical Frequencies Modular

"The sound is directly from the RF AD Multi Vco into RF Vca.
Other modules used for this patch :
The RF dpvco as modulator for the fm and sync of the main AD multi Vco ,
The RF Vc Adsr which is the clock generator and envelope,
The RF Lucky Voltages as random voltages as sample and hold that send random values to Vc Adsr ,
4ms Pingable Envelope Generator ,
Euclidean Circles as sequencer ,
RF Quad Vca Mixer ,
And finally a Mutable Instruments Beads as delay reverb effect."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Korg 770 SN 770038

via this auction

"An ultra rare mono synth from 1976! This often overlooked synth sounds great. It is capable of some really awesome early analogue sounds.

Only 100 units made, imagine how much left! It can make some weird noises largely due to it's retro-cool ring modulator.

You can also run external sounds through it.

It has two VCOs, two kinds of Ring Modulation, three kinds of Noise and the High Pass and Low Pass filter a featured on dual traveller sliders!

Oscillator Subtractive synthesis analog mono synthesizer with 2 VCO and portamento mode:

- VCO1: octave range from 64' to 2', tuning +/- 5 semitones, shapes triangle, square, saw, pulse, pulse with variable width. Also special external mode (see filter)

- VCO2: octave range from 16' to 1, tuning +/- 5 semitones, shapes saw, Ring modulator 1/2, Scale Noise, Pink Noise and White Noise.

FILTER The filter is analog (Traveler) allows flexible and sofisticated LPF, BPF and HPF with 'BRIGHT' which is the resonance.

ENVELOPE single EG generator "AR" Attack/Singing Level, the Range is based on 3 level presets

LFO Single delayed triangle modulator with variable depth and reaches a pretty high frequency for some FM modulation on pitch.

Also can acts as a simple VCA vibrato. It's got a fast envelope, auto bend, and LFO re-trigger too."

Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 364449

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This particular example is in excellent condition. EVERYTHING works as it should. This baby is CLEAN. Even the battery posts are rust / corrosion free. Rare to find such a classic SH in this condition. The only thing to note is that the Portamento knob is slightly bent but works perfectly. Its been like this since i bought it years ago, just stating for full disclosure : )

Great bass / lead machine. So many hits made with this beast. Has a great sequencer / arpeggiator plus CV I/O. Use it as a sequencer for your other analog CV synths!"

Akai AX80

via this auction

Elektron SID Station w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Rare SID Station loaded with OS 1.11 and the Ninja sound set. Other sound sets can be downloaded from Elektron’s website for free and loaded in via SysEx. Includes original box and manual, and a switching PSU with EU plug (6VDC, Center positive)."

Korg 707 49-Key Performing Synthesizer w/ PSU-200 Memory Card & Parameter Sticker

via this auction

First one I've seen with the card inserted. The parameter sticker appears to be solid black while the sticker on this blue model appears to be transparent.

A quickie with the Gerd Schulte Compact Phasing

video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"We had this hooked up and made a quick spontaneous video.
It's not always easy to dial in the sound you're looking for - if that's your thing - but you can sure get a lot of different sounds out of this pedal.
The machine generating bass and chords is a special little animal, more videos of that to come."

EKO ekosynth below the mystery rhythm machine.

Vintage Audio Institute Italia posts

VAI 18 :Solina String Synthesizer

video by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"One take just playing some chords on the Solina String Synthesizer - no over dubs.
Binson Echorec 2 is the effect source.

It looks like an inflated Solina String Ensemble.
Story goes that American ARP sent a bunch of keyboard-less monophonic ARP Explorers to Eminent in Holland in the mid 70's.
Eminent incorporated most of these synths in to a huge double manual living room-furniture organ that also included the Solina String Ensemble.
A small batch of ARP Explorers were left over and Eminent decided to make a limited, "lightweight" edition : A Solina String Ensemble combined with the ARP Explorer synthesizer.
Both fairly limited instruments on their own, the combination of a mono-synth and string machine make them become more than the sum of their parts.

Here in Italy there were many similar combos and the earliest one, The Farfisa Syntorchestra was released the same year, 1975.
Which one came first? We don't know, please use the comment section if you know the answer.

The possibility of routing the String Ensemble section into the ARP Explorer filter section is a great tool, the filter of the Explorer is great, adding the mono section vibrato to the string section as well.

There are some bewildering flaws with the Solina String Synthesizer, which makes us think that the production schedule was rather tight when these were made:
The ARP Explorer Section seems to emit a ticking noise in certain filter modes (we've confirmed this with other owners of this instrument)
There are no separate outputs for the String and Mono section (WHY?!)
The mono synth always engages the highest note when you play a chord, whereas on many of the Italian counterparts you can 'prioritise': choose if the Mono section will engage the highest or the lowest note in a chord."

Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 & Elektron Analog Heat

video by 3rdStoreyChemist


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