MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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Tuesday, June 01, 2021

New Corsynth C113 West Coast Timbre 5U/MU Format Module

via Corsynth

"A wavefolder is a non-linear waveshaping circuit that allows to create rich harmonic waveforms. Its a distortion circuit that folds back the signal when it reaches a cerTain level. Wavefolding can be seen as the opposite of filtering. Instead removing harmonic content to the incoming signal, a wavefolder adds harmonics to the original signal creating a more complex waveform. For this reason wavefolders work best with waveforms with low harmonic content like sine waves or triangle waves.
Wavefolders together with Lopassgates are one of the main building blocks of the West Coast Synthesis.

The C113 West Coast Timbre features two different wavefolder circuits based on two classic west coast modular synths Buchla and Serge.

The C113 West Coast Timbre main characteristics are :

Two selectable wavefolder circuits.

Manually and CV controlled folding amount

Manually and CV controlled symmetry for non symmetrical folding.

Two audio inputs, one of them attenuated.

Two audio outputs, one of them controlled by a VCA

Thanks to the included VCA, a full featured voice can be created with a minimal amount of modules like a VCO, an envelope and the C113."

Sequential Prophet 5 Moog Grandmother Dark Analog Layers Synthesizer Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

"The Sequential Prophet-5 & Moog Grandmother Dark layered via MIDI.
I am playing the Korg Kronos as MIDI master keyboard.
I am tweaking both synths (one at a time) as I play.
Space FX used because my camera angle was bad & I haven't made
a space video in a while so...
If you have not done so already, follow me on INSTAGRAM! (rikmarston)
There I share a TON more stuff than on FB or YT.
See the synths arrive FIRST! Find out more about me and my universe!
And it's a great way to connect with me, too! :)"

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

Troubleshooting & Repairing Electronic Music Synthesizers by Delton T. Horn

via this auction

1980 Moog Liberation Keytar Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 2052

via this auction

"For Parts or Repair

This is the keyboard controller of a Moog Liberation Analog Monophonic synthesizer. It does not have a case or power supply. Without the power supply the unit cannot be tested so we are selling it as is for parts or repair. The cap for the decay/release slider is missing but the rest of the instrument seems to be intact. There is a lot of body wear and scrapes but no cracks and the switches all move and feel solid and all of the knobs and controls feel solid and move easily. The keys all feel like they are working properly. None of them are stuck or broken. We've removed the bottom panel and included pictures of the board under the keys. This is a rare instrument from the early days of synthesizers. It may just need the power supply to return to the stage or it can be used to repair or refurbish another unit. It weighs in at around 13 pounds."

Korg Maxi-Korg K3 SN 0079

via this auction

"Cosmetic Condition: Some wear on the wooden side panels, some light scuffs around the faceplate - in particular on the filter traveler - one key repaired (pictured). Working great and has for years, stable tuning and tracking along the keyboard. One slider cap is missing. The power indicator light is an old neon bulb and doesn’t light up anymore but the power switch works just fine."

Yamaha AN1X virtual analog synthesizer

via this auction

"This synthesizer is in excellent shape and super clean cosmetic condition. Some scratches on the keys but all knobs etc are present and work as they should and I just installed a new battery. Yesh, Boards of Canada were known to use this one. 👍

If you are looking for one of these, this is the one to get. Arguably the best analog modeling synth ever made. 🎹 Includes Yamaha PSU."

White Crumar BIT 99 & Black Bit ONE

via this auction

Note the listing is for the white BIT 99 only. Posting for the pic of the two together.

BOOMSTAR SE80 Sketch 02 - Multitrack Droning Pad with Arp

video by Mason Chrysler

"I hope you're well! This is a multitrack droning pad chord with an arp layer as well, all recorded with the Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 - a mono synth with filters inspired by the legendary Yamaha CS-80. The SE80 is running a tad wet through OTO BIM and was recorded into Logic with some minimal processing (slight eq, compression) applied afterward aaand the group of recordings is sent to Valhalla VintageVerb for that extra space. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this one!


OXI One & Friends - Poly recording

video by OXI Instruments

"OXI One improvises with Alicia Nurho on the keyboard.

This time One is used for layering chords and playing drums.

Check our crowdfunding camping on Indiegogo ending in two days!!"

M8 Tracker - Version 2.0.0 Overview

video by Dirtywave

"Quick highlight and walk through of features/changes for firmware version 2.0"

See the Dirtywave label below for more.

Chordjam Orchestral Experiment

video by Waveform

"An experiment using Chordjam to create an orchestral style track using BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover & Omnisphere.

00:00 Intro
00:34 Experiment Outline
01:22 Setup
02:00 Generating Chords
02:39 Chord Outline - Omnisphere
03:29 Other Settings
04:45 Spiccato Cello
05:18 Brass Horns
05:53 Pizzicato Strings
06:18 Flutes
07:28 Melody - Loop Recording Trumpets
07:58 Final Result - Trumpet Lead
09:12 Alternative Piece - String Lead
10:29 Summary & Outro"

06 01 21 Yamaha DD-8 - Circuit bending

video by batchas

"First time firing the fresh built Yamaha DD-8.
I first tested different patch connections (will post later) and them finished with an impro, while trying out the gate outputs sent to my Scrotum Lab's Radio Music and Tresses."

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with Julian Cisneros

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Julian Cisneros is a film composer and multi-instrumentalist most known for taking the traditional orchestra and unifying its versatility with arrays of analog synthesis and organic texture. The result is a continuously evolving sound that integrates with his various projects.

In 2020, Julian launched a licensing site featuring his diverse catalog of commissions from some of the worlds top studios and brands. Some of his clients include RED Digital Cinema, National Geographic, Disney, Lucasfilm, Honda, Filson, Black Diamond, Mitsubishi, OceanX, Vizio, Prana and many more.

Based in sunny Orange County, California, Julian continues to innovate and collaborate with filmmakers all over the world.

We chatted with Julian on how he uses Sequential instruments in his music."

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Chang Rodrigues on how analog synthesis, nature and ruins inspired her live act

video by FACTmagazine

"Chang Rodrigues is a Brazilian DJ and producer based in Rio de Janeiro, whose music has explored a range of genres over the past decade, from house and techno under the name Amanda Chang to experimental electronics under her current alias.

As Chang Rodrigues’ style has evolved, so has her artistic practice, which has seen her begin to incorporate modular and semi-modular synthesisers and analog gear into her workflow with skills learned at the La Siesta del Fauno studio from veteran synthesist Ernesto Romeo in Buenos Aires.

Chang Rodrigues’ artistic philosophy isn’t just focused on the technical aspect of synthesis, but a spiritual outlook that combines her love of yoga with a close connection to the natural surroundings of her home country. In this video, she explains how this dialogue with nature and the way in which ruins connect the past to the present has inspired the latest evolvution of her sound."

Rotosequencing evolved: Xaoc Devices Moskwa II + Ostankino II

video by HAINBACH

"In which I demo the Xaoc Devices Moskwa II + Ostankino Sequencer Combo. As an owner of the original Moskwa I was very interested if the second edition of this Eurorack module would stand up to the classic."

Exploring XAOC Devices Moskwa II and Ostankino II (Eurorack Sequencing)

video by Red Means Recording

"The XAOC Devices Moskwa II Rotosequencer is a sly powerhouse of sequencing fun. Its expander, the Ostankino, adds some extremely creative possibilities that can drive modulation or events in your system as well as completely change how the Moskwa responds. Let's dive into what makes this sequencing system special and how you might use it!

00:00 intro
00:46 Moskwa basic operation
03:36 step options
07:43 custom mode
09:03 step repeat
10:11 micro-patterns
12:31 mini jam
14:14 transport and misc
15:30 Ostankino input modulation
21:05 Ostankino output modulation
26:20 recap
28:27 outro jam"

And the press release:

XAOC Devices Moskwa II – compact feature-packed sequencer with preset memory and trigger patterns

It has been ten years since the first Xaoc Devices module. We have decided to mark this nice anniversary with a very special announcement. Ten years ago we started with a rotary sequencer called Moskwa. Now, we give you Moskwa II!

Designed with live performance in mind, Moskwa II takes inspiration from vintage analog sequencers and greatly expands on their functionality surpassing our original Moskwa rotosequencer, while retaining the same size, basic panel structure, and operation principles.

At the core of the module is an 8-step CV sequencer and a parallel 8-step gate/trigger sequencer. But there’s more, much more. Besides these basic functions, Moskwa II offers more unique, advanced features like eight independent programmable gate/trigger pattern generators (one for each step of the sequence). You can treat them like sequencers within the sequencer offering another eight microsteps for each main sequence step. This allows for programming complex gate/trigger rhythmic patterns (e.g. step repeat, additional pauses, microshifting or swing effect).

Moskwa II features two independent randomization sections that give the user advanced control over the optional chaotic/random change of various sequence parameters (e.g. step order, slew and trigger probability and more). A programmable custom trigger sequence can be up to 256 steps long! Topping it all off, Moskwa II can store eight presets to be loaded at any time. All these functions allow Moskwa II to generate sequences much longer and much more complex than those produced by traditional 8-step sequencers.

Compared to the first Moskwa, we’ve also added a transport button for manual starting/stopping of the sequence, range control for CV output, and a flexible quantizer. Two Moskwa II units can be joined for chained operation doubling the number of available steps and preset slots. Ostankino II expander adds CV inputs for many Moskwa II functions, as well as a transpose input, clock out and individual gate/bit outputs for each step.

Main features:
– 8-step sequencer
– individual gate/trig custom pattern available for each sequence step
– 8 preset slots available for saving/loading on the fly
– programmable custom trigger sequence up to 256 steps
– 8 quantization settings
– slew limiter activated per step
– 2 randomization circuits
– per step probability mode for slew, active step & active pattern
– internal clock 12–2400 BPM
– external clock input with clock multiplier/divider
– unipolar & bipolar operation (0-8 V, +/-5V)
– chain mode for two Moskwa II units
– Ostankino II expander with additional inputs and outputs

– 20hp, skiff friendly
– current draw: +40mA at +12V, 0mA at -12V


SPLIT PERSONALITY 😬 - 30 Years for this?...The Roland JD-XA

video by Noir Et Blanc Vie

"*Subjective opinions within, those who do not understand subjective opinion may be excused lol*
*ALL music in this video is 100% by ME on the Roland JD-XA*

So, SOMEONE is gonna be upset by my take. Though, for some reason if your take is different than mine, I just think that's cool and normal...Maybe I'm the weird one LOL. The JD-XA didn't inspire me EVEN THOUGH, it's a fantastic synth (for the right person, especially at the price.) So sit back, relax (or get super mad) and see how I digested a tale of two synths.

TLDR: 4 Voices.

Special thanks to Perfect Circuit! They hooked me up, but this isn't sponsored by them besides letting me borrow the JDXA. Free advertising for them, a chance to check out a synth for me :) So check them out as they're one of the best shops for recording, pro audio and synths around. I got my Eurorack there so they can consult you as well!"

Norand Mono - JamOfTheWeek #4

video by Norand

"Here is a new jam with Mono as unique source :
An oldschool and trancy track with a fat bassline and bleeps !"

Roland SH-32 + Midiman Oxygen 8 Controller

via this auction

Retro modern?

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 840726817

via this auction

Davoli Davolisint

via this auction

MFB Dominion 1

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 101 37-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 4 w/ Kenton MIDI CV/Gate Mods

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Left Front Panel Section

via this auction

Interesting look at the left hand panel section of the Roland JD-800. Pic of the underside below.

MOOG Prodigy Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 97997

via this auction

Pics of the brochure below.

Jomox XBase 888 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 2008-0146

via this auction

You can find a demo of one here.

"This a Rare Analog Drum Synthesizer with the following description:

There are several notable new features on the XBASE 888:

The kick drum and the tom toms now each have an adjustable pitch envelope and sound even phatter than before! The analog noise parameter of the snare and hi hat can be “metal-ized” to create sounds extremely similar to vintage drum machines and is fully adjustable!

And, because it has no X-Filter, the XBASE 888 is more affordable than the 999. But it still has an unbeatable sound, this little beauty!

· 9 Instruments

Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Lo Tom, Hi Tom, Hi Hat, Clap, Rim, Crash and Ride. All instruments are polyphonically playable and have individual outs. The bass drum, snare drum, lo tom and high tom are true analog circuits, and for the remainder of the sounds, the XBASE 888 uses short 8-bit samples, each routed through an analog envelope. The sample flash ROM contains 31 samples per instrument, so there's a total of 186 samples (The Hi Hat section contains 2 separate samples for Closed and Open HH).

· Real analog sound production

The BD, SD, LT and HT use true analog circuits with full digital control, which allows the storage of presets and full midi control of all parameters. To keep the analog circuitry as pristine as possible, all D/A converters are specially designed for and integrated into the circuits with proven XBASE/AirBase technology.

MAM MB33 Analog Retro Bass Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

You can find demos in previous posts here.


via this auction

"Very hard to find rack mount unit. All parameters controllable via midi. One of the best and most versatile Roland TB-303 clones, with added dynamics and midi control."

You can find a demo of one posted here.

Nonlinear Labs C15 Digital Keyboard + Case

via this auction

Final Fantasy VI - Terra's Theme (Synth Cover)

video by SyllixMusic

"Download the music:

Hello! This is my synth cover of Final Fantasy 6 - Terra's Theme. I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan and I really love the music. If you played FF6 then I hope this brings back some memories. All of the sounds were made entirely on the Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer. Once again this little synth surprises me how versatile it can be!

Do you own a Korg Minilogue? You can download all of the synth patches I used to create this song on my Patreon page here:"

FREE SYNTH: PG-8X Plugin - No Talking Demo

video by Andrea Di Lorenzo - Music Lab

"The PG-8X is a great FREE plugin by Martin Lüders (ML-VST) and it is a faithful emulation of the amazing Roland JX-8P synth.

It can also load in the original JX-8P patches in sysex format.

In this demo I just mess around with some retro/synthwave/80's/ambient sounds. Hope you like it!

Download it here:"

FREE SYNTH: PG-8X Plugin - No Talking Demo - Part 2

video by Andrea Di Lorenzo - Music Lab


FREE SYNTH: PG-8X Plugin - No Talking Demo - Part 3

video upload by Andrea Di Lorenzo - Music Lab

Additional PG-8X posts

Waldorf microwave II Demo & Review

video by musictrackjp

"Waldorf microwave II Demo & Review
DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Equipment used.
Audio Interface:Universal Audio Apollo 8p / Mix Console
Effect Plug-In:
Chorus:Studio D / Delay:Cooper Time Code / Reverb:lexicon 480L

English sub-titles available. Click [CC] and choose English from the Settings menu."

Qu-Bit Nebulae V2 | First Patch

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"NOTE: This is a first patch video and there's a lot to figure out by trial on error because the manual doesn't provide a typical workflow for certain scenarios. So I will definitely revisit this module and try to help you understand it.

There are many granular solutions for Eurorack, where Arbhar, Clouds, Beads and Morphagene are probably the most used. Qu-Bit also provides the Nebulae V2 granular looper which is often overlooked as a contender.

Arbhar, Clouds and Beads have true polyphonic grain generation which allows you to create huge textures with randomly picked sound fragments from a buffer. They work similarily, but provide tons of different features. I'd say Arbhar is the most powerful of the three. Then there's the granular looper/microsound camp, where you can find Morphagene and the Nebulae. Again, both share a lot of similar features. Morphagene has an alien interface and sounds a bit raw where Nebulae sounds smooth because of its elastic audio engine - which I think is totally amazing for continuous tones. Finally, Nebulae is the only module that supports different firmwares as a DSP platform."

NUX Cerberus Sound Demo (no talking) with Cyclone TT-303

video by Bonedo Synthesizers


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

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