MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, August 7, 2021

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Novation A-Station (2001)

video upload by Nacho Marty Meyer

"no effects or processes were used"

Yamaha DX7II-FD

via this auction

"Although the unit is from Japan, the power board has been converted to the US voltage. No need to use a step-down transformer with it."

Noise, Breadboard Noise Generator

video upload by m655321

"Working on a noise generator for the DIY synth project"

Synth Jam 83: Arturia Keystep, DSI Tetra, Korg Nts-1, Novation Circuit, VC340 & Moog Sub 37

video upload by Marcus Padrini

"Uma synth jam que demonstra vários recursos do ótimo controlador e sequenciador Keystep pro da Arturia: Drum Machine (Novation Circuit) sincronizada via MIDI, 3 synths sequenciados (utilizando patterns e chain) e mais uma track para tocar o lead em tempo real, utilizando pitch bend e aftertouch.

A synth jam to show various features of Arturia's great Keystep Pro controller and sequencer: Drum Machine (Novation Circuit) synchronized via MIDI, 3 sequenced synths (using patterns and chain) and one more track to play the lead in real time, using pitch bend and aftertouch."

ARP 2600 filter magic! #shorts

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"#shorts ARP 2600 is played by a simple sequence (from the 3620 keyboard sequencer). The voice is VCO1 to VCF to VCA with Reverb. The VCF is modulated by VCO2 in low frequency mode. The magic happens when the output of the VCF is routed to the Filter Cutoff Frequency CV input.
The Digital Delay is provided by the Swiss Daisy DSP.
Note that the initial VCF cutoff frequency is a sensitive parameter. Also very sensitive is the VCO1 level in the VCF audio input mixer.
The behavior is different from the Type 1 filter to the Type 2 filter. Both work, but they behave a little differently."

Restoring a Polivoks Synthesizer | Tutorial

video upload by Under the Big Tree

"I was lucky enough to find a legendary Soviet synth of the 1980's on Craigslist: A Polivoks synthesizer.

The synth was working intermittently, but needed a deep cleaning to get it back to looking and sounding its best. This video documents that process, showing how to assemble and disassemble the instrument, check the power supply for proper voltages, and so forth. It ends with footage of playing this quirky and wonderful synth."

Vintage 1980s Sequential Circuits Prelude Analog Brass Strings Organ Synthesizer

via this auction

"Rare, vintage 1980s Sequential Circuits Inc by Siel Prelude analog synthesizer that has brass, piano, organ and string voicings. The modulation/LFO and chorus features are super cool too! All keys work, sounds beautiful."

Melodic techno jam - TR 09 and Jupiter XM

video upload by Johan Wave

Alpicat THEMIS - Full Album

video upload by Oblivion Corner

"Mediterranean Jacques Cousteau vibes meet late 80's French TV library music, conveying the technological optimism of the Mitterrand era European union. Synth laden melodies are bolstered by emotive piano lines and minimal percussive accents to create poignant soundscapes of a future that could have been.

Originally released in 2017

Playlist and links to individual music videos:

00:00 01 Thémistocle
03:56 02 ASGAT
08:24 03 Thémis I
12:28 04 Story of Photon
17:11 05 Thémis II
24:33 06 Parallax Error
29:28 07 Sphère des Fixes
33:42 08 Héliostat
37:03 09 Automata
40:39 10 Non typical journey
44:08 11 Midway
47:28 12 Ouistreham

Written on Ableton Live 9 using reFX Nexus 2 VST with Hollywood Synths expansion and the Alesis Q61 keyboard.

What is Thémis (Thermo-Hélio-Electrique-Mégawatt)?:

Music by Alpicat for Oblivion Corner © 2017
All images © Oblivion Corner

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:"

Roland TR-08 with Wave Alchemy Revolution and Ableton Drum Rack

video upload by BoBSwanS

ROLAND JP-8000 vintage synthesizer + original manual and Gator travel bag

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Poly Cinematic by Knobula - Review

video upload by Digiphex Electronics

See this post for additional details on the Poly Cinematic by Knobula.

Buchla MARF Overview Glitch LFO

video upload by Todd Barton

"This morning I once again got obsessed with the Buchla 248 Multiple ARbitrary Function generator (MARF). First a little funky pattern using the CV out of the time sliders to change the pitch, then a brief Overview flowed by some timbral glitching explorations and some very long LFOs. Enjoy!

Be sure to checkout the Source of Uncertainty Podcast on the MARF:

For some very cool and detailed patches for the MARF checkout Max Lord's awesome free pdf book. You can find the link in this thread:

My Patreon:"

25 FREE Dark Ambient Patches! | Korg Opsix | SOUNDMIT NO TALK #01

video upload by SOUNDMIT

"Per questo ultimo video prima delle vacanze, abbiamo deciso di torturare un pò il nostro @Korg OPSIX che abbiamo qui in prova. Il risultato è questo video piuttosto lungo e ben 25 PATCH da scaricare gratuitamente al link qui sotto!

Ci rivediamo a Settembre con nuovi video!




Yamaha DX100 4Op FM Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Yamaha V50 4Op FM Synthesizer & Workstation

via this auction, also on Reverb

You can find a demo of one posted here and additional mentions of the V50 here.


via this auction

YAMAHA VP1 & VL1 Factory Sound Demos

video upload by Simon Le Grec

"YAMAHA VP 1 | 10.000,- USD Synthesizer | Factory Songs (HQ) The first model of synthesizer to feature VA (virtual acoustic) tone generation based on physical modeling, a complete departure from sampling and FM.
A VA tone generator creates sounds by simulating the physical mechanism by which wind, string and other instruments produce sound.
The virtual instruments simulate characteristics such as the shape and materials of music instruments, allowing the creation of tonal changes that respond to the breathing and playing methods used.
The VL1 was created with reed instruments and other wind instruments in mind, and thus is two-note polyphonic."

YAMAHA VL1 | Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer | Factory Songs (HQ)

"The VL-1 was a ground breaking synthesizer with new technology renowned for accurate reproductions of wind instruments. It is a 2-note polyphony instrument that is best used with a breath controller such as the BC-2 or BC-3.

The VL-1 cost around 4000 pounds in 1994, and was out of reach for most musicians. As such it sold in relatively small numbers and are hard to find. They do come onto the second hand market occasionally and demand between $3000 to $5000 (Aust) depending on condition.

There was a VL7 which was essentially half a VL1 though it looked very similar. Then there is the legendary VP1 which was a VL1 with more power, polyphony and keys. It was made in very limited numbers, perhaps less than a handful. That was due to its price tag, rumoured to have been around $25,000 (US). As such it has often been considered more of a prototype than a proper production model.

This instrument suggests quality of build and sound at first sight. It has real wood, which has not been seen since the DX1 (exactly one decade earlier). Then there are the Champaign gold end panels connected by a band across the top front end. A colour very similar to that used on Yamaha’s B500 in 1990. The gold however is flat with slightly rough texture to contrast against the smooth varnished wood and its semi-gloss finish.

Interestingly it only has 49 keys which to the uninformed will instantly cast doubt, especially with only 2-notes polyphony, and no on-board sequencer.

The screen is striking and very clear with its white back light. The front panel is very well organized with good spacing between all buttons. We particularly like the way the patch buttons are perfectly arranged in 3 rows.

The pitch and modulation wheels feel nice and was a successful design that continued to many future generations. The 3 wheels placed on a stage is an innovative design solution to integrate with a curvy end panel. There is also a disk drive discretely tucked under the left side edge

All controllers feel like they would on a Rolls Royce and command respect. This is not a toy or machine to be thrown around on stage or studio. This was built to look and feel like a digital cross between a violin and a saxophone."

Analog Style Kicks & Claps on the SONICWARE Liven 8Bit Warps

video upload by ChrisLody

"How To Make Analog Style Kicks & Claps on the Sonicware 8Bit Warps

"I'm gradually working my way towards a full chip tune style drum tutorial for the 8Bit Warps, but in the meantime here is a couple of different percussive sounds for you to try, an analog like kick and clap sound. Unlike the more general tutorial I have planned these are kind of 'one trick pony' sounds, i.e. they work for this but not much more.

The synthesis method used is slightly unusual on each too. Normally a sweeping sine or resonant filter would be used to make a kick drum but here it's done by 'pinging' the filter with a pulse. Also for clap sounds we normally need to synthesize each 'pop' of the clap one after another but here the peaks are created using a flanger.

The Sonicware Wave Edit tutorial I mentioned is here:" [posted here]

Mdiverse Modular - DIY Kits - Available Now

video upload by Midiverse - TV

"Available Now -

What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! We're now offering DIY Kits of our first three eurorack modules. All three are super simple builds, and would be a great way for beginners to learn how to soldier."

Modular Moog Preset Box - demo of a few functions...

video upload by noddyspuncture

"So, basically having now built and interfaced everything with regards to the Moog Modular preset box - (except the preset cards and also the 901's, I'm still waiting on the FET from the USA for those...) - it occurred to me that I should maybe test out a few of the features. I could do that by replicating what a card would do... basically connecting points to ground and applying some voltages here and there so I picked the lines into the 921B oscillators which control the footages. I also picked one of the lines into the 921A controller for fine tune and then I found the two lines which control the mixer inputs I'm using. I fed a sawtooth from the first 921B osc and a triangle from the second into the mixer, The mixer control here is just on & off... or 'sounding' and 'muted'. The card will allow for in between, so voltage controlled 'mixing' will be possible. I used my little breadboard and pins to change the settings. The functions I'm not changing here are the filter cut-off, the resonance level and also none of the EG parameters. Adding those to this demo would have been too big a job and as I've already had problems with those bundles of wires shorting, it wasn't worth the risk..! And also as those are a massive part of the 'perceived effects' on a patch change this demo is quite a simple and basic one - just to confirm my wiring is 'something like' and also to give you an idea of what this thing will be doing."

Buchla 200 Study with embedded delays

video upload by zack dagoba

"Mainly using the 288, 248, 277, 296, 259 and 212"

VAI 36 : Wersimatic II / Farfisa Syntorchestra

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another take with the Wersimatic II, the younger sister / brother of the Wersimatic 24 auto accompaniment machine.
It was never made as a standalone unit but part of a large, double manual organ manufactured in Germany by Wersi in the mid 70s.
This particular one has been transplanted from an organ into a smaller box with a twelve buttons acting as chord control instead of the bottom keys of the organ.
The sounds are across the board identical to the Wersimatic 24 machines as far as we can tell."

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - The Great Sea on Moog Sub 37

video upload by Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of "The Great Sea" by Kenta Nagata from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (© 2002 Nintendo) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro percussions.
#windwaker #thelegendofzelda #moog #kentanagata


Keyboard: Moog Sub 37
Midi percussions: Orchestral Kit (Logic Pro)"

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