MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021

Vintage Synthesizer Museum & Lance Hill on Art Vs The World

video upload by Art vs. The World

"Hello and welcome to my favorite place in the world the Vintage Synthesizer Museum and the best man in the world Lance Hill. Please enjoy this video with your best keyboard or human friends.

You too can go here and synthesize.

Book a session at the Synth Museum!

Q: How does this work?
A: We rent out the space by private, hourly appointments. An appointment grants one access to the entire collection. You’re free to look around, take pictures, play the instruments, record the instruments, ask questions, or whatever else you’re interested in doing here.

Q: How much does an appointment cost?
A: Basic appointments start at $50/hr and go up $15/hr per person you add to the reservation. There is a two hour minimum for groups under 4 people. If you need a full-time recording engineer, or would like group instruction, the rate will go up accordingly.

Q: Am I cool enough to book an appointment at VSM?
A: Yes you are. You’re an amazing person who deserves the best.

Q: Will there be people there judging my skills?
A: Nope. Not unless you bring some judgey people with you. We’re just happy to have people of all backgrounds over here to enjoy and explore this magical place."

Free Prok VCV modules for all Prok hardware owners

video upload by Thonk Synth DIY

"Do you own hardware Prok modules? Would you like to get the Prok modules for free in the VCV software? Follow these steps:

1) Install the VCV software on your computer and register a VCV account -
2) Install the Prok Drum Central software -
3) Open Prok Drum Central, connect Prok hardware via USB and hit the VCV button - Follow onscreen instructions."

Dave Smith Poly Evolver Rack Super Analog Hybrid Synthesizer Rik Marston

video upload by Rik Marston Official

"Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston

The Dave Smith Poly Evolver Rack has arrived! A short but powerful sweeping pad! My second video on YouTube was the Poly Evolver, it has over 52k views and I didn't even run it thru my digital recorder! I loved that synth so much & I missed it I had to get the harder to find cousin, the Poly Evolver RACK. In this video i am using the Yamaha MoXF6 as MIDI controller. The PER responds to Cuttoff Filter, Decay & Modulation / Pitch on the wheels very well! More Poly Evolver Rack coming soon! I also will be making a custom sound bank and SAMPLE PACK very soon for the masses! So subscribe & tap that notification bell!
Thank you for watching!
You ROCK!"

Rik's Links:
Ahnyxian Sound Design:

Sequential Prophet 6 Synthesiser

via this auction

Serviced ARP Omni 2 Synthesizer with Synthchaser MIDI, LED Sliders & Anvil Case

video upload by Synth Chaser

via this auction

"Here's a nice, restored ARP Omni 2... with MIDI!! This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the United States' leading ARP specialist - recapped, new key bushings, new LED sliders, clean, fully functional, calibrated, in tune and sounding great. And best of all, this has been fitted with the Synthchaser MIDI Adapter! This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars' "Moving In Stereo", and many other late 70's/early 80's albums. It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR, and a dedicated bass synthesizer section.

Elektor Formant modular synthesizer session / knobbing / soundsearch

video upload by cosmicologne

Formant audio comes in at the 1 minute mark.

"Just knobbing to find some usefull sounds"

Sounds2Inspire releases "Levitation Bundle" +350 Ambient & Cinematic Sounds for Thorn

"Sounds2Inspire has released Levitation Bundle, a cinematic and ambient soundset for DS Thorn Synthesizer, featuring two distinct sound banks with over +350 Presets.

The author writes:
'Levitation Bundle is a unique collection of presets for DS Thorn, a bundled sound set featuring over 350 presets. Hundreds of lush pads, evolving pads, layered pads, dark ambiences, poly leads, keys, bells and many other high quality sounds.

Levitation Bundle is aimed at sound designers, cinematic compositions, ambient music, electronica, and many other calmer electronic subgenres.

A set of tasteful sounds taking a break from loud and in-your-face melodies, Levitation Bundle is here if you are searching for a curated selection of calmer evolving sounds.'

PRESETS: 354 Presets total, (x2) Soundbanks
.107 PADS
.30 ARPS

Intro Offer:
26€ - Use the coupon code "summer", limited time offer until 30th August, (Reg 36€)

Parawave Rapid: Granular Synthesis

video upload by Waveform

Additional Parawave Rapid posts.

"A look at Granular Synthesis in Parawave Rapid

00:00 Intro
00:25 Musical Example
01:17 Granular Elements
01:43 Loading Samples
02:23 Multi Samples
02:52 FM Pluck to a Pad Sound
03:12 Granular Techniques
07:00 Loading In A Complete Track
09:32 Random Grains
10:37 8 Minute Generative Track Granulated!"

New Sequential Take 5 - Five Voice Poly Synth w/ Prophet-5 Rev 4 Filter

Update: demos and higher res pics here.

MSRP 1.074€ / $1,250

You might recall Sequential registered the Take 5 trademark from this post back in June. The Take 5 takes on the look of the Pro 3 with some significant differences. The Take 5 replaces the the Pro 3's filter types (below) with the Prophet-5 Rev 4 filter. The Take 5 has more modulation capabilities than a Prophet-5, but less than the Pro 3. The Take 5 doesn't have the third wavetable oscillaor, sequencer, tuned feedback, or the extra envelope(s) of the Pro 3. Each synth has its own strengths of course. This is good news for current owners.

For reference, the Pro 3 has the following filter types:

Fenix IV Demo & Q&A Aug. 20

video upload by This Is Not Rocket Science

Emu SSM Modular 1 of 1

via this auction

"For sale is one incredibly rare (1 of 1) E-MU SSM modular based around the SSM voice demo board issued by E-MU. This was built by Gene Stopp (technician for ELP!!). As well as having all the features of the SSM voice demo board a 3rd CEM (curtis) based oscillator was added, along with a slew of other functions! Also included is a binder detailing each and every part of the build (schematics for added functions, schematics from E-MU etc). Undoubtedly the only one like this! The synth itself is has been tuned up and is 100% working.

This sale includes the E-MU mini-modular, binder with ALL documentation, and of course a power cord!"

EML 101 semimodular analog synthesizer

via this auction

Circuit Rhythm: Sampling is fun, intuitive, and easy!

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Drew of Patchwerks shows us just how fast and simple sampling can be on the Novation Circuit Rhythm.

'Circuit Rhythm is a versatile sampler for making and performing beats. Record samples directly to the hardware, then slice, sculpt and resample your sounds effortlessly. Capture your groove quantised or off-grid into the sequencer, and layer up across eight sample tracks. Invigorate your live set with performance FX: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat, and more. Integrate Circuit Rhythm into your studio, or unplug and create anywhere utilising the built-in rechargeable battery.' -Novation

Order the Novation Circuit Rhythm here:
Demo by: Drew
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

UVI SUPER-7 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 4 Demo NO FX Sounds

video upload by Pure Ambient Drone

Oberheim Two Voice Pro 2018 White

via this auction

Sirius - The Chicago Bulls Theme Song - Recreation

video upload by Luke Million

"I've always loved the instrumental 'Sirius' by The Alan Parsons Project. And also loved that the Chicago Bulls used to walk out to this masterpiece. 🎹🏀🎹"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 fully serviced, w/ survival kit, manual, pedal

via this auction

"Rare opportunity to get an amazing condition Prophet 5 rev 2.

Fully serviced 2 months ago :

- New bushing for the keybed, cleaning of the bus bar and key contact. - Power supply fully rebuilt - all the boards have been inspected, changed all the power rails tantalum capacitors. - all the tuning trimmers have been replaced. - all the potentiometers have been cleaned and lubricated. - the synthesizer has been calibrated following the factory specifications.

It includes an original Prophet 5 rev 2 manual, original sequential foot pedal, a survival kit including a spare 5 SSM IC chips :

- 1 SSM 2030 VCO
- 1 SSM 2040 Filter
- 2 SSM 2050 Envelope
- 1 SSM 2020 VCA"

Korg 800 DV, fully serviced

via this auction

"Very beautiful Korg 800 DV Mono/Duo synthesizer from 1975. It is a very amzing synthesizer capable of many sound modulations. It includes 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs, 2 VCA envelopes and much more like ring mod, chorus waveforms etc. This synthesizer has been fully serviced and works great. All the potentiometers and sliders have been cleaned and lubricated, the keyboard conctacts have been cleaned, the Power supply has been recapped, The output/input jack section has been cleaned."

Farfisa Sound Maker w/ Original Case

via this auction

1975 Korg - 900PS Analog Synthesizer SN 760114

via this auction

"Superb condition with just a few minor nicks, just one slider cap missing, output is very clean. This is the very rare original WHITE livery version, I've never seen any others, I usually only come across the yellow livery version, most looking pretty battered and rarely fully working.

The only thing I need to tell you about this synth is that the power is permanently fixed on, so you have to turn it off at the mains rather than on the synth, other than that she is in beautiful physical and working condition, all knobs, sliders and other functions, including it's very unique touch bar, are all fully working as they should and the output is as clean as a whistle."

Polivoks With MIDI Soviet Analog Synthesizer [Polyvoks USSR]

via this auction

"Well known soviet duophonic analog synthesizer with MIDI."

RITM-2 With MIDI Soviet Analog Synthesizer Moog Rogue Clone USSR

via this auction

"Vintage analog synthesizer with MIDI.

Synth specs: LFO, VCO, Mixer, Noise, Filter, Contour Generator, VCF, VCA, Pitch."

Moog Taurus 1 Pedal Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Delay Monotron Analogue Ribbon Synthesizer with Custom 3-D Printed Keyboard

via this auction

"Includes a 3D printed attachment which makes the Korg Monotron's ribbon keyboard much easier to play by adding tactile keys. It fits all three Monotron models: Original, Duo, and Delay. This attachment allows for greater precision and reduces the time needed to competently play a melody. Also, it helps train your fingers to make Monotrons easier to play without the attachment. After using this tool for months you'll never want to play a Monotron without it."

FAT FreeBass FB 383 (MB 33 MAM TB 303 clone) Analogue Bass Synth

via this auction

Bad Gear - IK Multimedia UNO Synth

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the IK Multimedia UNO Synth. Is this affordable analog beast not for pros?

00:00 Intro tune
01:26 Overview
04:56 Hate
05:24 Jam 1
06:22 Jam 2
07:32 Finale
08:07 Verdict

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Exploring the Wersimatic WM 24

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"We thought there wasn't really anything decent info out there on this rarity so here's a video that sheds some light on the Wersi Wersimatic 24 A & B units.

Wersimatic 24 is an analog drum machine, bass / chord arpeggiator generator similar to the Elgam Carousel, Elka Wilgamat, Godwin Drummaker 45 and Böhm Solist units, The Wersimatic 24 was manufactured in Germany in the early 1970s.
These were also part of various model Wersi organs of the era, such as the Helios that featured the "Wersimatic II" auto-comp section and they seem to be identical in controls and sounds.
The Wersimatic 24 is a bit different than your regular auto-accompaniment machine since the keyboard is a separate instrument: it holds the circuit boards and sound generators for the melodic section and sports its own volume slider and audio jack output.
The keyboard is powered by the drum machine unit via a DIN cable though, and the tempo is regulated on the drum machine as well.

24 drum patterns with 8 mutable sounds
12 rhythmic chord/bass/arpeggiator patterns
Bass section with one sound
3 chord sounds
2 arpeggiator sounds (the second arpeggiator sound is not functioning at the moment)

The bass covers two octaves, which is rare for this type of machine (the Elgam Carousel, Elka Wilgamat has a one octave bass section only) and can generate almost synth like arpeggiator patterns.

We like this machine a lot, especially the bass section and the drum sounds are really raw and industrial sounding.

Sorry for dirty fingernails, it's black paint residue - not dirt - promise.

Vintage Audio Institute is a gear vendor and studio in the hills of Florence."

Wersimatic posts

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

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