MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

"Future Archaeological Find" - Rhodes Chroma Synthesizer Composition

video upload by Synthesizer Style

"Future Archaeological Find was inspired by a sound I created for my Rhodes Chroma, and a Photo I chose for the 'video' (i.e. Something to look at).The Chroma is an incredible instrument capable of many, many sounds. Very deep and moving sounds are possible with the Chroma."

Custom Behringer BCR2000 controllers on top.

Sequential TAKE 5 Ambient FAVORITE Factory PRESETS

video upload by Alba Ecstasy

Having the TAKE 5 for this weekend by the courtesy of ZEEDOSHOP (thank you, Mihai!), I decided to make this video, showing my favourite (ambient) factory presets, that I could use, out of the box, without tweaking them, in one of my tracks!
Actually, stay tuned for my next video, where I integrate it in a short track with Toraiz AS-1 and Prophet 08 REV2 (Space Cadet)!

And, in a few words:
- What do I like about TAKE 5?!
Sounds clear, precise but also, the pads can sound very mysterious and... with a strange (?!!) vibe. Keyboard feels great as usual, with aftertouch.
Knobs are sturdy but the overall construction reminds me of Evolver-MoPh-Tetra - but the sound is on another level!

- What I don't like?!
The Volume knob: it seems that the last two steps are not having any impact when tweaking the knob, the volume not increasing anymore.
Not seeing parameters in real time, when tweaking the knobs, it's a downsize, especially when looking for clock divide.
Also, when EQing the above mentioned track (look for "Space Cadet" next on my video list) I discovered a low end leak, that you can actually hear it, even when playing high pad notes.
Anyway, the TAKE 5 overall experience is much greater than its name!

PS: no EQ or any other processing than adjusting the gain of some patches that were on different levels due to their character.

Sweet Ambient Music Patch // Gotharman’s Urano Modular Synth #TTNM


"Here’s Gotharman’s Urano playing an ambient music patch I created last night on the couch. The Urano is a modular synthesizer from Denmark, which not only nworks beautifully by itself, but also as a Eurorack companion instrument. It features built-in analog filters, CV/Gate sequencers, loads of effects from subtle to insane and the typical Gotharman sound and workflow. For this ambient patch I only used internal sound engines, FX and sequencing. No samples, etc. just the stock Urano by itself :-)"

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Yamaha PS-3 - Custom Circuit Bend Synthesizer

video upload by R.O.T. Studios

"Commission for Ian from Japan! Hope you are going to have lots of fun with this, I sure have ;)
Lots of new features such as vibrato, pitch bend, waveshaping and noise, filter controls with ADSR and inverted envelope, VCF and VCA LFOs and percussion decay."

"autumn" | bizarre jezebel athra | verbos co | frap tools usta | eurorack modular synthesizer

video upload by Elinch

00:00 rain /// make noise morphagene (sample source tascam dr 100 athmo) / bizarre jezebel athra
00:16 sequence /// verbos co / amp & tone / optomix / bizarre jezebel athra
00:33 bass /// endorphine furthrr generator saw / optomix / bizarre jezebel athra
01:20 pad /// make noise morphagene (sample source minimoog / t-rex replicator) / bizarre jezebel athra
02:43 sequence /// endorphine furthrr generator / Buchlayout white dual lpg / happy nerding fx aid delay
03:20 phase /// verbos co / verbos amp & tone / verbos multi-delay / verbos noise & filter / xaoc phaser / bizarre jezebel athra

sequenced by frap tools oust

recorded live with tascam dr 100.
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.



Voltage Modular VM900 Ratcheting

video upload by boxoftextures

"Well, been playing almost nonstop in Voltage Modular with the VM900 module collection, basically a pile of Moog-style modules from Cherry Audio. So what does one do with a Moog modular? For my part I'd head straight for the 960 sequencer. And what does one do once you've gotten that working? Well, ratcheting is the next step, of course. Voltage Modular does have a number of ratcheting modules, and the clocks to drive them, but I wanted to do it analog-style, not any of this new-fangled modern digital stuff (ignoring for the moment that this is all in computer software, of course). Was pretty satisfying to get it working. To be totally transparent the ratcheting aspect of the patch was not my original design. Many years ago Roger Arrick of did a demo video of his Q960 sequencer module and how to use the 962 switch and an oscillator to make the ratcheting pulses. That video has been in the back of my mind for years, and in my bookmarks, but I don't quite have the Euro hardware for it and there hasn't really been a 960-style sequencer in Voltage Modular. Until now, that is.

So I took Arrick's basic concept, which is pretty ingenious, and adapted it to the slightly different modules in Voltage Modular. Turns out doing ratcheting in the analog realm is a lot more work than using a digital ratcheting module. Surprise! Was incredibly happy to get it working.

In this setup I'm using Row A of the sequencer for the notes and Row B for voltages used to generate the extra triggers. And it's great fun to play with the knobs and change the number of ratchets and which notes in the sequence get them. However, that's a lot of manual labor, and I wanted to take it a step further and make the ratchets happen on their own at random steps. That is not in this video, alas, but fear not, I've been able to patch it up and that's what the next, more in-depth video will be about. Still done entirely in the analog module realm though, for authenticity's sake."


Xaoc Devices Batumi Quadruple Low Frequency Oscillator

via this auction

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Yamaha CS40M

via this auction


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Roland JX-03 Boutique Series Synthesizer Module SN Z9F3374

via this auction

Roland SH-01A Boutique Limited Edition 'Red' w/ K-25m Keyboard

via this auction

Modified Korg Lambda ES-50 (AS3350 Filter & Preset Volume) Vintage String Synth SN 233091

via this auction

"Fully functional (serviced recently) and cosmetically in very good condition bar some scratches on the top, all the pots and switches feel fantastic. This Lambda has been modified, these modifications substantially improve the depth to programming the lambda and greatly increases the range of sounds you can get out of it, here is a list of all the mods:

- Individual volume control for each preset (the knob under each switch)

- "Tone" controls (terrible 1 pole RC LPF) have been replaced with a resonant AS3350 lowpass & bandpass filter with cutoff and resonance pots (the switch at the end of the row of knobs changes between them)
This new filter sounds really, really fantastic.

- Both the sections (percussion & ensemble) go through the new filter and into the ensemble, as the fake "stereo" on this synth is the percussion through the left and ensemble through the right, this makes the synth mono, and they only go through the ensemble chorus channel (percussion chorus button does nothing).

- Percussion level slider is now dry/wet mix for the chorus, ensemble level slider is master volume.

- L & R Output jacks are now Chorus External input jacks

- Headphone jack is now filter cutoff CV input

- The trigger out has been changed to a positive gate signal (0V normal and goes high when pressing a key, normally it is inverse to this and incompatible with most things as a result)"

Kawai K5000S SN 602708

via this auction

Kawai K5000s Additive Synthesizer SN 593042

via this auction

"I bought this new in 1996. It has almost never been used. Everything works. However, I have not done any O.S. upgrades on this unit, and I'm pretty sure it could use one. The current O.S. is 3.00. For me, the coolest things about this synth is the arpeggiator (it does arpeggios that I have never seen on any other synth), the real-time knobs (very analog-like control), and the awesome keyboard which is (as far as I remember) the same as the one used in the Roland A-70 controller, which is semi-weighted and feels amazing. The black keys have an almost wood-like feel."

Access Virus Classic Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"The Yamaha PTX8 is a digital sample-based percussion tone generator built by Yamaha, in late 1986. It was included in the Yamaha D8 electronic drum kit.

The Yamaha PTX8 Percussion Tone Generator is an 8-instrument multi-timbral tone generator, that can be played from D8 percussion pads (PSD8, PTT8, PBD8) or via MIDI."

ARTURIA POLYBRUTE - Review, Sounds and Demo | Polyphonic Morphing Analog Synthesizer

video upload by synth4ever

"In-depth Arturia PolyBrute synth review & demo - featuring sounds, patches and tutorial of this flagship 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. The Arturia PolyBrute is a modern analog synth with impressive sound morphing, modulation, sequencing and expression capabilities. In this review I explore the features, sound design and performance possibilities of the PolyBrute from Arturia."

Double Double Trouble Trouble

video upload by Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Two Double Trouble Distortions running in situ. One unit has a TB-303 on each side, the other has the TR-909 kick and Sequential Pro-One running through it."

Yamaha CS70m demo

video upload by Nader Sharif

"Sorry for the poor audio quality. This demo is meant to show what's working on the synth for a customer."

I does give you a sense of the tonal capabilities of the CS70m.

MOOG LIBERATION - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT


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