MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Synthesiser Club EMS

video upload by zack dagoba

"Part two!"

Synthesiser Club posts

OB6 with Vintage Mode. Pure analogue goodness!

video upload by Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"You can buy my presets here"

Stay at home concert #30 (Ambient / Berlin School Session)

video upload by Martin Stürtzer

"It is time for another Ambient / Berlin School session! I prepared three long tracks with pads and sequences from the Oberheim Xpander, Waldorf Iridium, Roland Juno-60, Sequential Rev2, Moog Sub37, Arturia Microfreak and my modular system. All sounds are midi sequenced from Ableton. FX are coming from U-He Colour Copy, NI Raum. The Rev2 is connected to Strymon Timeline and Eventide H9. My Juno-60 is clocked from Ableton 'CV Tools' through an audio output of the RME 802. I am playing the Arpeggiator and hope to have a proper midi interface for it next time."

Patch Notes: Finlay Shakespeare

video upload by FACTmagazine

"Finlay Shakespeare is an artist that operates in two worlds of electronic music. As the founder of Future Sound Systems, Shakespeare engineers Eurorack modules (including a series based on Chris Carter’s device, The Gristleizer) and standalone synths such as the Brunswick. As an artist, he makes gritty, ’80s-leaning synth pop that sits somewhere between Factory Floor and Depeche Mode.

On this Patch Notes session, the Bristol-based artist performs live with an array of vintage and analog gear, including an ARP 2600. Shakespeare’s two recent albums for Editions Mego, 2019’s Domestic Economy and 2020’s Solemnities, are available now. Find more music by Shakespeare at Bandcamp.

Finlay Shakespeare:"

California Highway 58 Part 1: Bakersfield to Tehachapi

video upload by CatSynth TV

"First of a three-part series along California Highway 58. In this segment we follow the highway from the eastern edge of Bakersfield through the Tehachapi Mountains to the town of Tehachapi, encountering a variety of scenery and topography along the way.

The music features synthesizers and electronics by Amanda Chaudhary with drums by G Calvin Weston. It intentionally blends together instruments and styles, including experimental electronics, jazz fusion, dub, and near-eastern melodies.

Hardware Synthesizers:
Buchla Red Panel 158 and 156m
Minimoog Model D
Arturia MiniBrute 2
Metasonix R-54 and RK-5
Strymon Magneto
Make Noise Noisering

Software Synthesizers:
Arturia Pigments, Stage 73, Piano, Buchla Easel V
MOK Filtryg
EastWest Fab Four (bass), Hollywood Orchestra Woodwinds (cor anglais), and Ra (dudek)

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Volca FM Ambient - 'Shrines' | Custom Volca FM Presets/Patches | Volca FM Demo

video upload by SoundGhost

"All the sounds in this track are from my new Volca FM preset pack, 'Shrines':

Let's get drenched in a beautiful ambiance together. Reverb is provided by the free Valhalla plugin 'Super Massive'. Looping is done in Ableton, I'm using Push 2 to create the loops on the fly. As always, please like/subscribe if you enjoy it :)"

Drawing a Synthesizer in MIDI - Live!

video upload by GLASYS

"I've been really enjoying making live MIDI art, so I thought it would be cool to try and draw one of my favorite things in the world - a synth! 😀

I tried to make it look 3D, and the biggest challenge was drawing the black keys - I had to get the timing of those notes just right, play them faster and faster and then reverse their direction. Hope you like the results!

The controller is Roli LUMI, the sound is my Sequential Prophet X layered with Steinberg Retrologue. My DAW is Cubase 10.

Get the MIDI file (and audio) on Patreon:"

Eurorack - Techno Case Walk-Through (Patching & Jamming!)

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"I'll be explaining a new Eurorack Techno case setup, and jamming!"

Akai S2000 Stereo Digital Sampler SN 19625-00511

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The S2000 is a professional and user-expandable studio sampler. This S2000 has been expanded to 32MB (16mWords).

Sampling specs are variable from 22kHz to 44.1kHz sample rates in stereo or mono and at 16- or 8-bit resolutions.

Up to 32 voices of polyphony, complete MIDI implementation, a built-in disk drive and a SCSI interface prepare this sampler for any situation."


via this auction

Original 1974 Korg Minikorg 700s SN 790212

via this auction

"Original Korg Minikorg 700s 70’s synthesiser serial number 790212. Completely unique synth, this is the twin oscillator model C1974, released a year or so after the original single oscillator one. Full working order albeit with one switch that will be replaced. Sounds amazing."

Sonica Synthesizer with Case made by Frank Eventoff SN 393

via this auction

"1979 Sonica synthesizer designed by Frank Eventoff, with oscillator design credited to Serge Tcherepnin. A limited run of only 650 of these beautiful, solid Red Alder instruments were ever made. This is number 393 in the series."

Korg Electribe EA-1 Desktop Analog Modeling Synthesizer SN 012101

via this auction

Roland SH-32

via this auction

Roland SH101 Synthesizer SN 220667 w/ Mod Grip & Original Gig Bag

via this auction

Korg 900PS Analog Synth

via this auction

"Korg 900PS analog mono synth, it's quite a strange beast and is I believe the second model that was commercially available from Korg & released in 1975. Mono so only one note can be played at a time."

4th commercial synth according to this list.

Atomosynth Krakken

via this auction

"Use this striking analogue synth to create fully customisable lead lines, acid bass lines or quite simply - noise. The 25 tactile-button keyboard is midi controllable, so connect to to a midi-sequencer, midi-controller or computer and start creating. It can also control other midi-equipment with the built-in onboard CV converter, making it the perfect studio companion. Comes with power supply."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #112: Alesis Fusion 8HD - Song 1

video upload by Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Alesis Fusion 8HD. It's a synthesizer workstation (up to 190 voices per engine, 16 parts multitimbral) that offers several different synthesis types: AWM (sample playback), FM (freely configurable 6-operators engine), Virtual Analog (VA) and Physical Modeling (Wind and Reed models). There are three oscillators per voice that can be any of the above mentioned synthesis types and 20 different filter types including low-pass, band-pass, high-pass and a 4-band EQ for every patch.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Fusion 8HD - Digitech Obscura - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Medusa & Roland SH

video upload by Innerspace Race

“Flux meets Jupiter-4 15 - Not the major scale” by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

Friendly Noise Jupiter-4 posts

"This is number 15 of a video series combining the best of vintage sound and the best of the modern sequencer technology in eurorack: Roland Jupiter 4 and IO Labs Flux. There will be a new short video about every week.

The Jupiter 4 is always recorded in mono, which makes the internal chorus very subtle. Reverb is added in Cubase to make the sound wider. There is no clipping in the recording chain. If you hear anything close to distortion, it’s all in the sound coming out of the Jupiter 4.

The Roland Jupiter 4 has been rediscovered and established as the most full of character among the Roland polyphonic synths. Although limited in number of voices and straight forward sound architecture, it shines with an unique sonic print which no other synth can emulate. There are lots of great video demos and information on the web, so that no detailed description will be provided here. But it’s important to mention some unique features which will be showed extensively in this video series:

- The Jupiter 4 filter goes into self oscillation. Big guys like Yamaha CS-80, Jupiter 8 or Oberheim OBX-a can’t.
- The LFO is fast enough to get into audio range.
- There is a very noticeable internal saturation when the VCA slider is raised.

Don’t expect nice bass sounds and classic analog leads. The Jupiter 4 is perfect for that, but this has already been done before in many records and internet demos. What you are about to hear is the extreme side of the sound. Be prepared for drones, massive low frequencies, cracking saturation, ultra fast notes and unusual scales. Many sounds will remind you of modular synthesizers, but they were all created by direct recording of the Jupiter 4. :-)

In fact, the VCO is switched off and you will be hearing only the self oscillating filter in almost 80% of the video series. Only in the last videos you will hear the VCO. That means that 80% of the sounds you will hear couldn’t be made with other classic polyphonic synths, unless the filter self oscillates.

Luckily this Jupiter 4 was modded with CV and gate inputs and outputs per voice (and then some). Using this level of control per voice you can use the Jupiter 4 as a vintage monophonic synth, or drive individual voices differently. For example, applying vibrato or slide per voice. In this video series, only three voices were used."

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