MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

PAC - Custom PAC-MAN Themed Korg Minilogue Love Hultén

video upload by Love Hultén

"Custom-made synthesizers -"

Note the finish appears to be brushed black. The Minilogue came in original silver and the limited Minilogue PG in black. Both had smooth finishes and both were keyboard models only. The Minilouge XD introduced the desktop module version, which this is not.

Blue Lantern Cmos FX Processor MK2

videos uploaded by flavio mireles

Update: added a playlist with four demos above.

See the dealers on the right for availability.

"This module has all the internal circuits to complete a voice: sound generation + envelope generation + amplifier control.

The sound generation is interesting. The core is using 3 CMOS based oscillators that are performing exclusive 'or' logic.
This is known as 'XOR' ring modulation. This entire circuit is being voltage starved, a technique common among the advanced circuit bending hobby.
For example, portable vintage toys that use batteries sound different as there batteries loose voltage. I designed a CV controllable
circuit that simulates the 'dying batteries' scenario.

This is where the product's name comes from: CMOS FX Processor. Incoming audio is internally conditioned
to be those dying batteries. To my knowledge I don't think there is any other euro format product that uses this technique.

-CMOS FX INPUT jack has a capacitor on it's signal path, making this an AC input.
-MOD INPUT jack is a DC signal path.
-FM INPUT jack is also a DC signal path, but with level control (attenuator).

Envelope Generator

This is a digital based 1 shot circuit, that has 8 wave forms. The decay knob controls the tail of the envelope. There is no parameter for attack.
Some of the wave forms have set attack times if you require some 'fading' in on the control.
-Regeneration 'REGEN' parameter is a feedback. This controls the looping of your envelope.
-Delay parameter controls the time until the next 1 shot of your loop.
-Decay knob needs to be adjusted as you experiment using Regen and Delay parameters. Shorter decay times work best and make the looping faster.
-Envelope Output is 0-10V.

Amplifier Control

The internal circuit is an OTA based '13700' vca design.
-Accent input jack is a POSITIVE only conditioner. For example if you patch a -5/+5v signal, only the +5v portion reaches the VCA control.
This is good for making the audio louder at given intervals, but not making the audio 'mute'.
-VCA CV input jack is a direct DC coupled input. This will make the audio fade in and out of volume. Both positive and negative values make it to the VCA control.

How to use this module.

For best results you will need a sequencer or sample and hold from a digital fancy module. You can practice first by patching this to the 'FM' input and find your sweet spot with its level.
You will need to patch a 'tempo' to the trigger or you can use the W Pulse clock to trigger this product.

Once you got the hang of the module, make a sequenced based patch with your other modules. Use the CMOS FX Processor at the end of the audio signal path chain to 'Process' your audio.
Your going to here some bizzare techno. If you have a scope, the wave forms on the output are really crazy to see."

Fully serviced Formanta Polivoks w/ MIDI & Mods

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Fully restored. All the electrolytic capacitors have been replaced. All the potentiometers were cleaned and lubricated (with disassembly) for smoother action and scratches avoidance. All the tones and waveforms were tuned. Power connector is replaced to a standard IEC 320. 220v. Audio connectors for input/ output and phones are Neutrik 1/4'' jacks. No adapters required.

Additional mods:

Duophonic MIDI control allows to play in the range of 64 MIDI notes from F1 to G#6 with adjustable 1 octave pitchbend, VCF cutoff is controlled by the ModWheel.

Switchable portamento effect to BOTH oscillators in monophonic mode.

Carrying handle was moved to a front panel and that makes it more usable."

Roland VariOS w/ 4GB Compact Flash Card

via this auction

Note there is a discoloration at the bottom right of the LCD screen.

Polyend Tracker Firmware Update v1.4

video upload by Polyend

"The official Polyend Tracker v1.4 firmware update is ready, and it takes the gear to an entirely new level!

We’ve added plenty of impressive sound-sculpting tools so your music companion can take you to new places. Check out the overview of the new functions:

- Newly added Horizontal Pattern Edit Mode, to give you access to a more classic sequencing experience,
- New step Fx’s - Arp, Slide, Gate Length, and Swing,
- The Tune Fx in the Performance Mode now also works for MIDI notes,
- Line Input passthrough now supports Delay and Reverb sends,
- Mono support for Line Input passthrough,
- Performance Mode now plays through the entire song
- You can now switch between Perform screen and Instrument Parameters without breaking the performance,
- Updated Title Bar is now also available in the Pattern Screen,
- New MIDI output latency compensation (MIDI Instrument Parameters offset utility),
- Overall bugfix and performance update,

Check the detailed changelog and download the firmware archive at:

Please save your active project before upgrading firmware.

Picture & sound by Isobutane"

As It Ever Was w/ Buchla, Moog System 55, OB-6, Sirin & Digitakt

video upload by Ehsan Gelsi

Stream, steal or buy this music:

Kavinsky - Nightcall - Sequential Prophet 10 Rev 4 ( Cover )

video upload by SMV Producer

"A short demo attempting to reproduce this music from the movie Drive with my new Prophet 10.

All the sounds come from Prophet 10 except the beat, my voice through a vocal processor and a muted guitar that comes from Native Instruments Komplete 13. All was recorded in Ableton Live 11."

12- The UDO Super 6- Envelopes Part A

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a two-part exploration of the sound and functionality of the UDO Super 6 Envelopes.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the UDO Super 6 in order to provide the various parts necessary. No external equalization or effects were used. The drums were created through programming the Korg Triton LE and processing the results through the Landscape Stereo Field.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

AutomaticGainsay UDO Super 6 posts

Dreadbox Typhon - One Synth, One Track, Two Hours

video upload by Lost Clouds (Tom Green Music)

"Getting stuck in a creative rut always sucks, but forcing yourself to just write for a couple of hours always seems to help - you never know what might come out! Here's a track made with just the Typhon (+ some Valhalla Shimmer on patches that already use the FX3 slot for delay). This thing is an inspiration machine, it sounds so good in so many different situations and fits into a mix really well. Love it!!

Some of the patches in this video are available as part of a new Typhon patch pack I've released:

A full video demonstration of all the patches will be out in a week or two, but the patches are available for purchase now!

The patches in the pack include the main plucky sequence (Sequoia), the constant plucky noise around 1:00 (Pan), the epic BWAAHH sounds (BWAH) and the resonant lead (Resonant). Check out the patches if you're interested :)"

K-Teck Introduces Rudiment Step Sequencer for Ableton Live

This one was spotted by supporting member, brian comnes.

via K-Teck:

"What is Rudiment?

Rudiment is a mono/poly step sequencer which uses the Max for Live framework, and only works in Ableton Live

Rudiment uses Interference Patterns to generate rhythms

Rudiment uses a Function line plus an extended variation on a Klee sequencer and shift registers to generate pitches

All this adds up to a step sequencer capable of some very natural patterns and phrases

Rudiment is very easy to use

Capable of long and complex patterns or

Short, repeated phrases with subtle changes

Mostly non-random - you can accurately predict patterns if you really want to...

Rudiment is a pattern tweaker's delight"

New Loops Releases "Atmospheric Textures (WAV/DUNE 3 Presets)"

via supporting member, New Loops:

"New Loops has released Atmospheric Textures (WAV/DUNE 3 Presets), 100 atmospheres,soundscapes, backing pads, and ambience's to add tension and suspense to your music.

You'll find a wide range of synthesised sounds including, dark cinematic pads, intense noise-scapes, distorted drones, atonal atmospheres, shimmering pads, alarming sounds, deep rumbles, and more. Atmospheric Textures has over 1 GB of sounds ranging from 14 seconds to 1 minute long. All audio is 24-bit, 44.1kHz WAV files. These WAV files can be used as audio, or used in sample players.

These sounds are suitable for many genres including cinematic soundtrack and film scores, atmospheres and soundscapes, game music and effects, video sound tracks, and also useful for electronica, ambient, drum and bass, techno, and more.

New Loops Atmospheric Textures is available in 2 separate formats - audio WAV and Dune 3 Edition (sold separately). Atmospheric Textures – Dune 3 Edition features 100 presets for Synapse Audio's Dune 3 (includes WAV files).

Intro Price: £14.99 until September 30th, 2021 (Reg. £19.99). Use coupon INSPIRE20 for and extra 20% off store wide. Free demo presets are available to download here."

BEYOND SPACE - 77 Free presets for Grainspace VST

via supporting member, Sounds2Inspire:

"Beyond Space is a Free Preset compilation for Audiority’s Grainspace VST.

Beyond Space features brand new 77 Presets exploring the best characteristics of this unique granular reverb.

.Great variety of presets and sounds
.Creative granular sounding Reverbs
.Abstract Echoes and Delays
.Glitches and other creative Sfx
.Presets are Organized in different styles - For Faster workflow"

Absence by MATTHS

New release from supporting member, MATTHS.

"'Absence' is the 8th release this year from MATTHS as part of his 2021 project that sees me release one track a month. Here he gets deep with a dark ambient production that plows through swashes of reverb and distortion that is a single take, unedited, performed and produced by MATTHS all at the same time using his bespoke modular setup.

'Absence' is available now over exclusively at Bandcamp before it hits streaming platforms sometime later in the year. Subscribers over at Bandcamp get a second exclusive version of this track too!

Artwork by the amazing Elina Krima"

PPG Waveterm A - Compute a Wave in 1982

video upload by RetroSound

"The PPG Waveterm A
is the heart of the PPG System from the year 1982.

The Waveterm based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II with Motorola 6809 processor.

- creation of Waves and Wavetables
- fourier analysis / resonator
- additive synthesis
- 8 bit Sampling for the WAVE 2.2
- sequencer / event generator
- storage of sounds on 8" disc"

Roland VP-03 Boutique Series Vocoder Plus Synthesizer SN ZOH2968

via this auction

"Compact recreation of the famous Roland VP-330 Plus Vocoder includes:

Gooseneck XLR mic
Voice step sequencer
Chord memory function
Dual ribbon controllers
MIDI In/Out control
Internal mini-speaker
1/8" stereo outputs (x 2)"

Yamaha CS 15 SN 7351 w/ Original Manual

via this auction

"Massively fun and tweakable synth so many live switching and routing options it demands to be played... This synth is a classic... a lesser known classic... the closest thing i can compare it to is the MS20 but it is a very different beast than the MS (it doesn't squeal) in the right hands its a beast... Duophonic it has CV and GATE (Hz/v s-trig) for each oscillator... then you get 2 of everything with interesting rerouting options... external in... opens up more possible fun... I lost hours testing this thing... its hard not to get something intersting out of this thing! Please note this is Hz/v s-trig CV control... I tested it with an Arturia beatstep pro (arturia is good for Hz/v) Tested CV and GATE ins and both working fine and seperately together!!! 2 lines 2 filters 2 envelopes I perfer to use just gate triggers and play the keyboard live because the live controls are a breeze!"

Vintage Korg Mini Pops 35 Drum Machine

via this auction

Vintage 1970's EML Electrocomp Model 101 Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Vintage 1970's EML Electrocomp model 101 synthesizer is in mint condition and works perfect."

Elta Music Solar 50 2020 White

via this auction

Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer 4on4 split sound - No talking - Demo

video upload by SMV Producer

"Just a live tweaking with a split sound i made with my Waldorf Quantum. The performance was directly recorded in Ableton Live 11, without any external FX and post processing."

Norand Mono INHALT Multitrack Demo

video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"Norand is a new French synthesizer manufacturer. Mono is their debut synth that I've been commissioned to do a sound library for. In the process of doing so, I put together a demo song wherein every sound is sequenced and generated on the Mono entirely. Every single sequence and sound, including drums was made on the Mono (yes the chords too). Pretty impressive stuff for a "compact" 303 inspired synth ...

And while it may appear to be inspired by the 303 it's actually an amalgamation of "things". Working on this synth, took me back the the 90s, when I read Future Music magazine. During that 303 clone craze time, the king was the Future Retro 777, and in many regards the Mono brings up a bit of a design vibe from that. While the 777 was, to my ears a cross between a Sequential Pro One and 303 there is something about it that the Mono spiritually continues. Similarly, the Mono does have all the provisions that a 303 has (especially on the sequencer front) but then it updates it with pretty much all the modern facilities an Elektron box would have.

The Mono is a kind of 21st century bridge between the best of the past and the best of the now. The sound of the actual machine is much more vintage in character than most modern synths but the way you play and manipulate and sequence that sound is firmly 21st century with the vibe and some charming idiosyncrasies of the 303 sequencer. Don't sleep on this one, it's an absolute winner.

Multi-tracked and mixed entirely on an AMS Neve 8424 console with some fx processing (light reverb and delay) from a Lexicon 480l. Filmed and produced at Infinite Power Studios, Los Angeles, CA."

Elements Vol 1 - Patches 51 to 75 - u-he - Repro 5

video upload by GEOSynths

Elements Vol 1 - Patch Demos

"Out Soon...
I love u-he's Synths, they're some of the best Software Synthesizers out there. While I usually deal with Hardware, I have made patches for u-he DIVA and others, so I decided to make a 100 Patches for Repro 5.

It contains a wide range of Sounds from Pads & Strings, Bass & Lead, Poly & a few Famous Sounds. Many of them utilize the additional functionality in the Mod Matrix for more diverse sounds.

Twin Peaks | Eurorack Modular Ambient Soundscape

video upload by SyllixMusic

"Download the audio:
As I was listening to this, I closed my eyes and imagined myself atop an icy mountain. I really love getting lost in my own senses when creating music. I tried not to "mess" too much with this patch, only making some adjustments to Beads here and there. Sometimes it's just nice to sit back and listen to the patch do its thing.

Modules used in this patch:
Mutable Instruments Plaits, Marbles, Veils, Beads
Make Noise QPAS"

The NDLR ( Noodler )

video upload by RinghausenMusic

"Tools : Waldorf microQ ( Drone Part ) , Doepfer , PPG Phonem / Wavemapper , Moog Model 15 , iSymphonic and Arturia iProphet ..."

“Rossum Panharmonium - Internal Sounds” by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

"The Panharmonium is an audio processor, but also a sound source of its own. It can store up to 12 presets (the settings at a certain moment) and 12 different spectra of the sounds being analized. Combining presets and spectra, the Panharmonium can produce a great number of sounds right out of the box.

Everything you hear in the video comes from the included factory presets and spectra. There are no filters and no VCAs in the patch, so the sound is drone-ish.

Modules in the patch: Rossum Panharmonium, Intellijel Quadrax, Xaoc Tallin. Reverb comes from the Strymon Nightsky.

Video sections:

00:06 Part 01
01:25 Part 02
O2:56 Part 03
05:34 Part 04
08:34 Part 05
14:11 Part 06
19:18 Part 07"

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

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