MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Kraken by WMD - Physical Modeling Snare Drum

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"A deep dive into this amazingly advanced digital snare drum module by WMD!

Stay Noisy!"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

"Kraken is a physical modeling snare drum module for eurorack modular synthesizers.

No samples, 100% digital synthesis with the ability to make realistic snare drums of all sizes, shapes, materials, and colors. Similar to Crucible, Kraken uses a network of classic synthesis blocks like delay, digital filters, and noise to create a very unique resonator.
"Crack-in" to the snare drum sound you're into most by adjusting parameters that corelate to physical drum properties such as shell type and size, head tightness, amount of overtone, and how tight and bright the snares sound.

You like snare samples? Great! Although Kraken does not use any recordings to generate sound, you can get a perfectly repeatable snare sound, similar to a sampler by using digital noise to generate the sound of the "snares". Dial in the decay to cut the sound short, and use different gate lengths to mimic "gate" mode style sounds in samplers.
Want your snare to sound more realistic? Switch to analog noise to imitate the subtle difference of a drummer hitting the snare slightly different on each hit.

Perfect Pitch... kind-of. Optional pitch shifter on the output widens the sonic palette as well as the frequency range, while imparting a unique character of it's own, reminiscent of old school samplers and pitch shifter pedals. Pitch knob and CV input take control of the pitch shifter when in this mode.

Wreck the ship with the Wreck switch and CV input. 3 different distortion characters push the envelope that much further with an analog style gained up hard clipping, wavefolding, and bit depth reduction.

At some shell settings, gain gets loud and fedback like running a snare mic through a distortion pedal. The wavefolder sounds like over-the-top compression with lots of high frequency content. The bit depth reduction setting let's you dial in a desired amount of "vintage" digital artifacts. Moving the switch to these different modes is only a preview. Use the Wreck CV input for the most control over your sound.

Kraken is begging to be sequenced. Use the Head, Rim, and Accent gate inputs to start your basic rhythm of hits, sidesticks, rimshots and accented sounds. Sequence the Velocity input with a variable CV source to bring the pattern to life and put the drummer behind the kit.
Pair with Crater, Fracture, Chimera, and Crucible for a completely unique set of drums for your Eurorack Modular Synthesizer.

- No samples, 100% digital synthesis
- 3 built-in distortion types
- Digital and analog noise source
- Pitch shifter
- Wide range of sounds
- Two trigger inputs - Hit both simultaneously for a realistic "rimshot" sound."

Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Sharp (Book 1) - Julian "J3PO" Pollack - Prophet 10

video upload by J3PO

"Synthesizers & Bach is nothing new, but I've been working on some of the music from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier for fun and I thought I'd share with you my interpretation of Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C sharp Major, played on a Prophet 10 (rev 4) synthesizer. I hope you enjoy.

00:05 Prelude
01:29 Fugue"

Kittyspit at Soundpedro 2019

video upload by SynthLab

"On June 1st 2019, SynthLab used the Battery Theater at Angels Gate Cultural Center to create an outdoor electronic surround-sound environment with live video art.
instagram - @kittyspit

See video of previous SynthLab events at: The SynthLab compilation CD can be found here:"

This one is in via Prism Circuits.

Doepfer Slim Starter System

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Sounds from the Doepfer Slim Starter System! First patch is showing more of the percussion capabilities and the second patch is more of a sequenced based idea.

This system is available here -"

Roland TR-707 & TR-727 Come to Roland Cloud

Roland TR-707 & TR-727 Software Rhythm Composer Overview; Two Classic Drum Machines on Roland Cloud video upload by RolandChannel

"Since their release in 1985, the renowned TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers have been the heartbeats of tracks in a range of genres including synth pop, acid house, industrial, electro, indie, alternative, and more. Now, thanks to Roland Analog Circuit Behavior technology, you can have the authentic sound and experience of these influential drum machines right inside your DAW—with modern upgrades for your workflow.

Great care went into replicating the sound and experience of the original TR-707 and TR-727 hardware with some added modern enhancements. For the sounds, we started with the original PCM ROMs found in these classics, then used our advanced circuit modeling to recreate the PCM output stage, including all its unique quirks and instabilities. Plus, you’ll get tuning, decay, PCM clock adjustment, and other parameters that aren’t present on the original units.

The updated sequencer allows you to add even more detail and nuances to your grooves. Open the sequencer’s expanded edit panel and discover individual sequencer lanes with mute, solo, last step, and adjustable shuffle for each instrument. Per-step accent is included, and each step can trigger hard or weak hits, alternate sounds, three types of sub-steps, and nine types of flams.

In this video:
00:40 Layout
01:08 Sequencer
04:53 Analog Circuit Behavior
05:38 Editing Sounds
07:54 PCM Clock
08:55 Drag and Drop Audio/MIDI
09:46 Patterns and Kits
10:29 TR-727
11:04 Sequencer (TR-727)
11:25 Editing Sounds (TR-727)
12:08 TR-727 and TR-707 Together
13:30 Roland Cloud Legendary Plug-Ins"

And the press release:

"Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 2021 — Roland announces the TR-707 and TR-727 Software Rhythm Composers, the latest additions to the Legendary series of software-based Roland instruments available through Roland Cloud. Brought to life with Roland’s advanced Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, these plug-in instruments bring the authentic sound and experience of the influential mid-1980s TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers to computer-based music production and performance workflows.

In 1985, Roland introduced the now-famous TR-707 and TR-727, the company’s first drum machines with all sounds based around PCM samples. The TR-707, with its orange livery, had the most advanced pattern sequencing capabilities to date and included 15 punchy drum sounds covering all the basics, from kick and snare to toms and cymbals. Its sibling, the blue-highlighted TR-727, was an all-out percussion powerhouse with 15 Latin-inspired sounds that could take any groove to new heights. Each unit was formidable on its own, but together they were unstoppable.

Taking their rightful places next to other classics in the Roland TR series, this dynamic duo of drums and percussion has appeared on hit tracks in many genres through the years, including synth-pop, acid house, industrial, electro, indie, alternative, and more. The software-based recreations reproduce their sound and behavior with 100-percent authenticity, coupled with modern upgrades that take them into all-new creative territory.

The playback engines in the TR-707 and TR-727 were primitive by today’s standards, with 25 kHz sample rates and 8-bit resolution (and even 6-bit for some tones). To optimize performance, Roland engineers used short PCM waveforms with decay introduced later in the analog circuitry. But this early hybrid approach had its limitations, with deviations in the digital clock and analog circuitry causing variances in the pitch and decay characteristics. This combination of factors strongly contributes to the charm of the TR-707 and TR-727 and their unique and pleasing lo-fi punch. To replicate these behaviors in software, Roland started with the original PCM wave data from the hardware. Next, ACB technology was used to recreate the interaction between the PCM engine and analog output stages, carefully including all its quirks and instabilities.

The software-based TR-707 and TR-727 also include many updated features inspired by popular aftermarket modifications. Users have deep levels of sound control unavailable with stock hardware units, including attack, decay, and tuning for individual sounds, the ability to overdrive the internal circuitry, and much more. Additionally, the sequencer features include numerous modern enhancements for infusing grooves with added detail and nuance.

The TR-707 and TR-727 Software Rhythm Composers are part of Roland Cloud’s Legendary series, which offers plug-in versions of Roland classics like the TR-808, TR-909, JUNO-106, JUPITER-8, D-50, and many others. Legendary titles are available with the Ultimate membership level of Roland Cloud. All paid levels—including Core and Pro—start with a free 30-day trial of Ultimate, allowing users to try out the TR-707 and TR-727 and all other Ultimate features. In addition, any Roland Account holder can purchase Lifetime Keys for individual Legendary series titles. A Lifetime Key provides unlimited access for as long as their account is active, even if they don’t have a Roland Cloud membership.

Availability & Pricing

The TR-707 and TR-727 Software Rhythm Composers are available to purchase now from Roland
Cloud as a Roland Lifetime Key for $149 each, and are included with the Roland
Cloud Ultimate membership."

The Human Comparator TTSH + 1601 sequencer 2021 Walnut cabinet

via this auction

"Built by Patch Point Team from the finest parts.

Beautiful inside and out.

High Quality New Old stock parts used throughout in the crucial areas.

Modern Components used where it matters otherwise.

Perfectly Calibrated.

Signed by the Patch Point Team.

Edition of 1"

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Yamaha SY55/TG55 Sound Card European Music SYNTH GOES LIVE

via this auction

"this was a Loaded RAM card from Yamaha in London. Unfortunately the last user didn't change the battery correctly or let the battery degrade to the point of not working). Once the battery voltage is gone, the memory is lost. Therefore this is a blank card. That it is there is nothing on it any more - no sounds.

If you can format this card I think it can be used as a RAM card and will hold data. It has a write protect switch and a new battery. If you want to change the battery I think it must be done while it's in the ST55 or TG55 and the SYNTH is ON (powered). This way the data is not lost. Alternatively you might have the option of a data dump on or off the card."

Noise Engineering Fall 2018 #2 | Live Modular Synth Jam

video upload by Noise Engineering

"An autumnal jam from a while back.

Gear List

- Basimilus Iteritas Alter x2
- Cursus Iteritas x2
- Manis Iteritas
- Pons Asinorum (Prototype)
- Mutable Instruments Clouds
- Mimetic Digitalis x2
- Lapsus Os (prototype)
- The Mullet x3
- TipTop Circadian Rhythms
- WMD/SSF Pole Zero
- Monome with JBOB (this was an early test)
- Aquavit

Berhinger mixer for monitoring on Neuman KH-310.
Sony PCM-M10 for conversion to the digital domain.
Panasonic HC-770 for video.

A quick EQ/limiting pass in Reaper. No edits etc."

Hot Takes on Sequential's New Take-5 Polyphonic Analog Sequencer

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"With the release of the new Sequential Take-5 the office is abuzz with hot takes, so we pulled a few of our coworkers into the studio to catch their first moments and patches with this polyphonic dream.

The Sequential Take-5 is a fully featured five voice polyphonic synthesizer that features an iconic filter design from the Prophet-5, and the robust and professional edge we've come to expect from Dave Smith and the rest of the team at Sequential.

For more info on the Take-5 check out our website and social media, as well as our showroom in Burbank California!"

Novation Circuit Rhythm vs Tracks

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

00:00 Intro
00:41 What’s the same?
01:18 What’s not the same?
01:39 Synth patches
02:33 Sample flip
03:42 Mapping and processing samples
06:46 Monophonic vs polyphonic
09:28 Building full tracks
10:19 Sample chop
10:57 Target demographics
12:19 Sidechain, scales, and grid FX
13:38 Inputs and outputs
14:46 Connectivity: Circuit Tracks
17:35 Connectivity: Circuit Rhythm
20:19 Overview
21:51 Outro

Get Gabe Miller's $5 sample pack:

PolySpaze + Tiny LD + SpazeDrum // A Weird Synth Jam For Anthony #TTNM


"Here you go, Anthony! Finally a Gotharman synth jam with the PolySpaze front and center! Well ... a little to the left at least. But all synth sounds are coming from that polyphonic digital-analog hybrid synthesizer. The drums are from the SpazeDrum and one tiny percussion sound comes from the Tiny LD too, which also does the PolySpaze MIDI sequencing. That was a lot more fun to me than 'playing' with a keyboard :D"



via this auction

Moog Satellite

via this auction

Roland SYSTEM-100M Model 150 Ring Mod, Noise, S&H LFO Module SN 091985

via this auction, also on Reverb

Roland SH-1000 Vintage Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Baloran The River 2021 Black

via this auction

Reminds me of a Con Brio meets Rhodes Chroma.

Crumar Bit99 80s BIT 99 vintage Synth made in italy SN 00921

via this auction

"recently fully serviced fully functional, completely original."

Oberheim Matrix 6R with StereoPing Programmer

via this auction

You can find a demo of one posted here.

Modal Cobalt 8 Part. 1 | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

0:00 Intro
0:10 Deadline
1:11 VelocityPlucks
2:26 ModWheel5thSC
4:06 BigSquare
5:17 Imposter EP
6:29 NoHomersClubMW

13- The UDO Super 6- Envelopes Part B

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part video demonstrating the sound and functionality of the envelopes found on the UDO Super 6."

AutomaticGainsay UDO Super 6 posts

Moog Synthesizer by Jean Jacques Perrey - EVA/Soul City - 7 inch

video upload by Diogo Beatz

"Records for sale
Vinyl Seller"

--- Additional Jean Jacques Perrey posts

Hologram Microcosm and Matriarch

video upload by therudyrude

"Trying out my new Hologram Microcosm with the Moog Matriarch"

T 1 update v1.1

video upload by torso electronics

"We’re excited to announce the first major update to the T-1 firmware since the release of T-1.

Check out the highlights of the new features and find a detailed changelog updated manual at the link below.

- Multi track editing
- Global pattern editing
- Relative changes across cycles
- Pattern chain
- Copy parameters
- Track/pattern clipboard
- Tempo visualization
- Overall bugfixes

Download the new version of T-1 config here to update your T-1. Happy sequencing!⁠"

Zonneliedje: Gebroken arm

video upload by ggijs

Gieskes Zonneliedjes

Zonneliedje Gebroken arm via

Korg Wavestate 2 Review // 4 ideas to make the most of it // Multisampling tutorial

video upload by

0:00 Intro
1:10 What’s new
1:40 Editor
5:40 Sample builder
8:20 Loop points
9:15 Banks
11:50 Pitch scales
12:50 Perf. hold
14:25 Multisampling
16:30 Drum kits
18:05 Wavetables
19:55 Phasing loops
22:55 Pros & cons
24:55 Outro


Exploring Sample Builder for wavestate 2.0
video upload by Korg

"Sample Builder lets you load up to 4GB of your own samples into the wavestate (4,000 mono samples or 2,000 stereo)! Sample Builder also includes basic tools for editing start points and loops. Arrange the samples across the keyboard to create Multisamples for the wavestate. Group Multisamples into Banks.

0:00 Introduction
0:30 Prepare .wav Samples
0:58 Import .wav Samples Into Multisample
1:12 Edit Mutisamples
1:36 One Shot vs. Loop
2:36 Key Zone
3:21 Save Multisample
4:19 Bank
5:12 Save Bank
4:48 Transfer Samples to wavestate (Save Bank first)
5:32 User Samples in wavestate
6:19 User Category Shortcut
6:52 Playing Demo
7:47 Closing"

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

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