MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Gentle OB-6 arps with a Zen delay

video upload by Richard DeHove

Do you find that certain combinations of gear suddenly become "more than the sum of its parts"? The OB-6 has become a huge magnet for my time these past few weeks since I've teamed it up with the Erica Synths Zen delay. This piece is a little similar to the "OB-Zen Nocturne", but instead of manual twiddling of the filter and resonance knobs they're now hooked up to the little MIDI fader box on the left. The far left slider is filter amount; the middle one is resonance. The other fader (which I didn't use here) was assigned to filter EG amount. The benefit of the fader box is the ability to tweak both parameters together while also playing with one hand.

Clearly I'm not playing each note of the arpeggiated chords, just triggering chords. That's done using the plugin "Cthulhu" by Xfer with a range of chords I assigned per note. The piece begins with G Minor 9th, then a G# maj9. After recording I added a touch of EQ and some compression since the big octave range and varying filter and resonance settings gave it some pretty wide dynamics.

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

Utopia Parkway (Fountains Of Wayne cover)

video upload by Joseph McGinty

"I recorded this version of "Utopia Parkway" for a special tribute to the late Adam Schlesinger organized by his Fountains Of Wayne bandmate, Jody Stephens. Adam was a dear friend and a partner in my piano bar in NYC, Sid Gold's Request Room. He passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on April 1, 2020 and the world lost an incredible talent. Please check out Fountains Of Wayne, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, 'That Thing You Do' and his many other musical accomplishments.
I played this live into ProTools with no overdubs.
Yamaha CP-25 electric piano with Stromer Mutronics Super Fuzz and the Moog Analog Delay.
Sequential Pro 3
Roland CR-5000 CompuRhythm
Liven 8 Bit Warps
Korg MS-20 controlled by the Korg SQ-1 sequencer
Note: I got the CompuRhythm synced up to the 8 Bit and the SQ-1 by feeding the trigger out of the CR-5000 into the sync input of the 8 Bit Warps (line in) and taking the MIDI out of the 8 Bit into the SQ-1."

On Hold: Roland JUNO-6, JX-3P, Sequential OB-6, Dr. A Delay and Reverb

video upload by thesrabbit

"Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line and someone will be with you shortly.

What happens when you press the hold button on a JUNO-6 and play a chord, then do the same on a JX-3P, then play some wiry, stringy pad thingy on an OB-6, with a wash of delay and reverb from an Audiothingies Dr. A? Perhaps you'll get a piece of ambient music that's long enough to not loop even once before your call is answered by a real person. But probably not.

Next time you're on hold, imagine that you're listening to beautiful synths instead of a 10-second monotonous loop.

Jokes and sarcasm aside, I just realized this track is somewhat similar to another ambient pad track I did a long time ago. Only that was done on an iPad with a $5 synth app, recorded with a $5 multi-tracking app, and probably "mastered" in Audacity (free open-source). I remember using a total cheap POS MIDI controller to play it, but it worked and the result was a decent piece of recorded music. That was before I knew squat about synths, other than the cutoff knob did interesting things. Anyway, here's that if you're interested:"

New Artisan Electronics Nucleus - Analog Hybrid Desktop Synth w/ FX In the Works

You might remember Artisan Electronics from Knobcon 2016. Their latest synth is the Nucleus. It's a new mono and 4-voice synth for #NAMM2021. Note the above is only a render of course. Below are two demos of the prototype followed by pics and details. Don't miss the keyboard version.

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

Basic 3 Osc+Sub and 24db Filter sound.

Nucleus Oscillator 1

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

Starts with left channel audio only.

"Intro to Oscialltor One: Nucleus
Analog Saw Core with PWM, Folding, and Sub."

Pictured here is the desktop prototype followed by renders of the keyboard version, and a couple of the circuit board for those interested.

Details on the upcoming synth follow via Artisan Electronics:

The next step in voice architecture
Osc 1: Analog Saw Core with Wave-folding & PWM
Sub Osc 1 with its own Low Pass VCF
Osc 2: AnalogSaw Core with PWM, Sync and and FM
Osc 3: Digital wavetable + Noise Source
4 input Digital Ring Modulator
8 Pole Multi-Mode Dual Peak Filter
VCA with soft and hard clipping distortion
4 ADAHSR Envelopes with variable shape
3 LFO with key-sync and delay
Modulation Adders, multipliers, lag, contouring....
Full MIDI interface
User selectable CV In and Out
100 user patches and built-in standard patches

Bright OLED graphic display
​Shows the details of whatever knob moved or button pressed
Quick access to Save and Load patches
Quick Access to the Modifiers
Setup MIDI. SYSEX, Poly Modes

Combine and shape normal modulation sources to create new ones
​Add, Average, Multiply, Invert
Min/Max, Quantify,Limit, Switch
Lag and Shape Contouring
Link knobs and route CC to parameters​

Tabør by Jolin Lab - Build Video

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Building the full through hole Jolin Lab Tabør Kit!"

Two Buchla 288r Looped

video upload by Todd Barton

"More explorations . . ."

Todd Barton 288r demos

Waldorf Iridium Resonator Engine Run Through

video upload by TJontheRoad

"Here's a run through of the sometimes lesser understood Resonator Engine within the Waldorf Iridium (and Quantum). Includes a review of the parameters and a deconstruction of 3 presets.

Note; this video does not contain paid promotion.

00:00 Intro
00:22 Sound sample 1 "Resophonic"
00:45 What is the Resonator Engine?
02:06 Parameters
12:19 Preset Deconstruction 1 "Resophonic"
17:38 Preset Deconstruction 2 "Resolved"
22:58 Preset Deconstruction 3 "Resolutions"
19:10 Outro"

Great Granular Gear Gadgets - Waldorf Iridium vs Tasty Chips GR-1

video upload by TJontheRoad

"Here's a video comparison between the Waldorf Iridium and Tasty Chips GR-1. Comparing the synth engines and modulation possibilities with examples.

Note, there is no paid promotion in this video.

00:00 Intro
00:27 Kitchen Sink vs Specialized
01:40 Granular Basics
03:10 Sample Granular Manipulation
03:42 Features
05:57 Iridium Deep Dive
09:42 GR-1 Deep Dive
16:01 Iridium Sample
21:09 GR-1 Sample
24:43 Recap
25:37 Outro"

Casio CZ-101 w/ Books

via this auction


100 Patches for the CZ-101 Book Two
Sound Synthesis Handbook
CZ 101 Making it Happen by Lorenz Rychner
Operation Manual
100 Patches for the CZ-101 Book One
Sound Data Book

Waldorf Microwave XT 10 Voice

via this auction

Quasimidi Polymorph

via this auction

CRYPTOCURRENCY SYNTHESIZER.... Making Analog Synth's That Plays CRYPTO's

video upload by

Get your name on a knob in the museum as well as much more content and hour long wav file of the machine above :-


video upload by Estefannie


CRYPTODRONE - a synth that REALTIME plays crypto currencies
video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Eurorack Livestream with Special Guest Trovarsi!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio


FLUX: CV to MIDI Note Velocity Tutorial

video upload by IOLabs

"An overview of the Flux CV to MIDI note velocity features."

How to use the SONICWARE Liven XFM as a Virtual Analog Synth

video upload by ChrisLody

"I'm sure I'll be exploring the XFM much more through tutorials like this as there is lots to explore. But if you find the thought of programming FM synth sounds a bit too complex you can kind of skip over that and just use what you know about subtractive synthesis on the XFM.

We can use the feedback on each operator to create Saw, Square, Triangle and Noise on each of them, use the 8 stage envelopes as ADSR envelopes, set up our filter with it's own envelope, set the operators at intervals and even access Pulse Width Modulation. Loads to play with :)

Here is the interval cheat sheet I mention in the video:

00:00 Intro
01:07 Example analog synth diagram
02:00 XFM 'virtual analog' diagram
03:47 Super Saw example sound
- setting mixer levels, changing the waveforms, detuning waveforms, changing envelopes per 'oscillator'
- tweaking attack and release from pattern edit, changing tone, adding filter with envelope, adding pitch and filter lfo
09:48 Example square sound
- copy sounds, changing waveform to square
10:50 Using the envelope as an ADSR
11:50 Changing pitch by octave and semitone
13:17 Example Pulse and PWM sounds"

Wingie nocturne

video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"First test of a newly arrived Meng Qi Wingie resonator.
Gave it a [Chimera] BC9 to chew on.
I can't say I know exactly what I'm doing - the Wingie is deliberately cryptic so to encourage happy accidents. But I'm accidentally happy all the same.

Beware, there is quite a large dynamic range to the audio on this video."

Arturia Polybrute - 5 MORE Custom Patches!!

video upload by Lost Clouds

Fields of Grain | Monome Grid + Grainfields VST | Instruo Arbhar.

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"I've been experimenting with granular synthesis. I created a few files with notes in a minor scale, coming from different VST sources. The idea behind this is to create 'multisample' files that can be used to 'grain' to actual notes in the scale and to make more musical soundbeds and scapes. In the first part I am testing the files with the Monome Grid and the GrainFields Max for Live application (free). Pretty impressive! But this is a modular channel so in the second part I'll be importing the files into Arbhar, to see if a modular can 'compete' with the powerful PC environment. I personally feel the results were more than impressive. I hope this video will inspire you! I guess it will also work for other granular machines like Morphagene, Nebulae and the new ADDAC 112."

Shared System Tutorials | Part 36 | Melodic Splices (Morphagene)

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"In my previous video, I found a cool way to work with granular synths by creating granular buffers in a melodic scale. This makes it much easier to pick a segment and use it as a pitched voice without affecting playback speed. Obviously, people wanted to know if such a thing would also work with Morphagene. Unfortunately, the Morph is a looper and doesn't support buffers and reversible enveloped polyphonic grains. Fortunately, the Morph is not alone in the Shared System. So I've created a reel with splices (markers) for each note. You can then pick a splice with a 'Shift' trigger or 'Organize' CV. I've added to the illusion with two Maths envelope and FX from Erbe-Verb and Mimeophon. Finally, there's a cool X-PAN tip you may want to explore: mixing CV. I consider X-PAN a vital part to the Shared System, even though it's not in there by default. It turns your mono synth into glorious stereo."

DinSync vcf303 + Terminal

video upload by DJjondent

"I'm using the Terminal's LPG & left envelope Generator along with the Dinsync VCF 303 filter.
The sound source is a furthrrrr generator.
Sequencer : Winter Modular Eloquencer"

Elektron Digitakt, Moog Sub 37 & Korg MS20

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist

Kimball Challenger P5

via this auction

You can find a demo of one in a previous post here.


via this auction

"Elektronika EM-26 portable vocoder is intended for synthesis the voice or external signals, has internal strings ton-generator, analyzer-synthesizer, modulations and vocoder effects. Control panel include 4 sections: VIBRATO, VOCODER, STRINGS and LEVEL, also it has a panel real time transpose and other controls.

VIBRATO section has sliders - accent, depth and rate VOCODER - chorus knobs (on, mode), mic/vocoder level STRINGS - on/off, level, violin/cello, sustain LEVEL - mic, line A, line C Keyboard PANEL: main level, pitch, interval, octave, pitch bend

CONNECTION (1/4 jack): mic in, line A,C, phones, output, pedal, power."

SN 1640

Access Virus Ti2 61 Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Plus SN 0263

via this auction

"Prophet 2002 Plus version by Sequential Circuits it's the base model with the expanded 8 separated output, a perfectly plus version with 4.1 os chip it's fully functional, perfect with no noise, all the separated are working clean and perfect, all the chips are ok!"

Pics of the inside below.

Korg MS-10 SN 131259

via this auction


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