MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, November 27, 2021

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Alias Zone: Shipwrecked (performed by Chris Meyer of Learning Modular)

video upload by Learning Modular

"This piece was created for the August 7 edition of Franck Martin's Live From the Studio [below], which includes an interview with Chris along with the premiere of this piece. It was also shown as the opening performance in the Chill Out Room at Knobcon 2021.

This piece was inspired by the actual Edro III shipwreck. Instruments Chris used include The Monster (his studio modular synth), the Vector Synth, Waldorf Iridium, and SoundIron Circle Bells."

Franck Martin - Live From the Studio 2021-08-07 - Chris Meyer/Alias Zone

video upload by

"Modular Synthesizer music and chat every other Saturday at 11am with a performance from the guest around 11:30am

With: Chris Meyer / Alias Zone -

00:00:00 Musical Intro
00:05:12 Intro
00:06:04 News
00:12:37 Who are you?
00:36:22 Performance
00:51:12 About the Performance
01:13:47 News"

After Later Audio Talks Dirty Laundry and Developing Eurorack Modules

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Nick Bigelow of Patchwerks sits down with Lenny Helton of After Later Audio to discuss Eurorack development and one of their newest modules, Dirty Laundry.

Dirty Laundry is a destructive harmonic generator. The FOLD side can function as a standard Buchla-inspired wave folder but then extend into chaos when you engage the “pre-fold” PRESS section. The Press section creates all kinds of initial harmonics that really give the Fold section something to sink its teeth into. This results in a nice range of controlled harmonics from simple fold activity to anarchy.

The Press and Fold sections can function either as two parallel sections or as single serial unit. There are crossfaders between the sections and at the end of chain to help with blending between these two distinct sections. In development I mainly use it as a serial unit as I think it’s most fun that way. But I found the need to control the mixes to get what I was after, so I added some extra patch points to make it parallel capable.

The module will work well with all waveforms (speech is fun) but I often stick with sine and triangle waves as I find them the most pleasing starting point. While most folders won’t work well with square waves, the RES/DRIVE circuit will cause some rippling and make the FOLD much more interesting.

Order the ALA Dirty Laundry here:

Discussion: 00:00
Demonstration: 20:13
Demo by: Ryan Hume (Acid Rain Technology)
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Waldorf M Gets a MicrowaveII/XT Style Digital Filter

via Waldorf

"New M firmware version with a new digital filter. Well, the last version did not last very long. There's another new M firmware update available and this one comes packed with a new digital filter (similar to the one used in the Micro Wave II). Beside the new filter feature the new firmware also comes with bug fixes and if you missed it of course with the great new features from the last update: Fast loading of presets, "Ghost in the machine" randomize feature for instant new presets or as an inspiration source."
via the Release notes:

"Technically speaking, this is an adaptation of Dattaro-Chamberlin SVF (which is similar to MWII implementation of LP12/BP12/HP12 VCF modes).

However, it is NOT a direct clone of such MWII filters into M.

So, what we have here as DigiVCF. This is actually LP/BP/HP SVF with 12 dB / oct slope, with resonance, and without self-oscillation. It stays directly between Mixer output and analog VCF, i.e. this is the last digital element of M's sound path. It can be enabled/disabled, and cutoff frequency could be modulated through one modulator. On the full resonance, it's attenuate a signal at 12 dB, and with an ASIC bug enabled, it could be overdriven up to clipping. Without ASIC bug it should not be overdriven. The cutoff is within the range 10Hz - 10kHz. This was made intentionally meaning to fit into the Classic OSC Mode performance. However, it passed the M character well. This is an experimental, non-planned feature, but allows to advance the sonic possibilities of the M a bit more.

It could be found on the MIX section of UI, pages 4 and 5. The graphics were not implemented in this release. Honestly, I need feedback about this feature generally.

FW : Host 1.06 RC
- fixed the voice stealing bug in Multi-Mode (broken round-robin).
- fixed mono retrig allocator mode.
- fixed mono legato allocator mode, changed to duophonic legato (allows trill, but does not track more than one previously pressed key)
- fixed bug with loading sound if it contains two different user wavetables.
- added DigiVCF sound parameters.
- added DigiVCF UI pages.
- added DigiVCF support for existing patches."

PMKHLV - Live @ Gas - Moscow

video upload by Purple Tonal Central 27

"shortcut of one hour improvised modular performance
@Mutabor Moscow"

via Pavel:
"recording of my performance with Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter and Sidrax accompanied by four Red Panda, Chase Bliss, Eventide and Strymon pedals."

Mosaic 1u - Random for CREATIVE MAYHEM!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

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"Mosaic 1u - Random for CREATIVE MAYHEM!

This 1u module packs a big punch for the size!
You get internal or external clocking, random gates, random smooth voltages and random stepped voltages output(s)!

It's really useful for adding some creative randomness to your patches!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

V.A.I. 69 : CRB Oberon / Elka Drummer One

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"The CRB Oberon is a dual oscillator monophonic synth made in a very limited production run in Italy in the late 70s by CRB, at the time mainly makers of consumer transistor organs. The synthesizer is equipped with a third limited oscillator and it has a wide range of sound capabilities: it can produce huge lush leads - like in this video here - but also the very opposite : harsh and oddly thin textures and sound effects.
It’s fairly stable in pitch and performance and has lots on board, 2 noise generators, a switchable low and high pass filter but also sporting a third filter type, that we need more time to explore, plus interesting LFO possibilities.
We want to give a massive thanks to Marco Molendi and Mirco Trentin for repairing this unit - reverse engineering it to create the schematics from scratch - literally saving a machine that was in bad shape on arrival. Also big shout out to Riccardo at Museo del synth Marchigiano who helped out by cross referencing his machine to this one, and lastly Marcello Colò, who developed the CRB Oberon in the 70s, while working at the CRB plant.

These are immensely rare and there aren’t many recordings or videos of the Oberon out there so we hope you enjoy, all in all we need more time with this machine since it’s a bit more complex than the other monophonic Italian synths of the era - but they'll be more videos coming - so please stay tuned."

CRB Oberon posts. Be sure to see The Forgotten Synthesizers Of Marche Region.

Vermona DRM1 played in a Jeff Mills Style! Live Programming and dirty Techno Jam with Stefan Braatz!

video upload by Wine&Synths

"Stefan quickly discovered the new old suitcase in the studio I unboxed last week. And he was not to stop! Here are his first steps with the legendary Vermona DRM1 vintage drum machine made in GDR in 1987! In order to have some extra fun, he hooked it up with an Electro Harmonix "Big Muff Bass Pi". Bam!

TR-909 or TR-808 may be cool, but this is a unicorn! :-)

In this video again, I welcome my old friend Stefan Braatz, who is widely renowned for being highly addicted to all those machines with a *0* in the middle. This made him produce a multitude of records and remixes all along through the world of 'traditional' house music between Berlin and Chicago. Back in the late nineties he established his emblematic imprint 'Adapter-Records' which soon became cult on vinyl. Nowadays, Stefan is releasing on labels like Pokerflat, Robsoul, Exploited, Kingstreet, Nite Grooves and SoulDeep and remixing and producing with artists like Tyree Cooper, Oliver Dollar, Lady B, Eric D. Clark, Merwyn Sanders from Chicagos’ Virgo Four amongst many others!"

Waldorf Micro Q Keyboard Synthesizer SN 140006000384

via this auction

Baloran The River w/ Custom Flight Case

via this auction

"8 recreated Moog THE SOURCE sound cards form (along with a few extras) the fundament of THE RIVER.

Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer with 8 Voices, multi-timbral – 4 Layers, Analog FX, Sequencer, Arpeggiator, MIDI + comprehensive CV/Gate Outputs"

Oberheim OB-8 w/MIDI

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 SN 2677

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-8 SN 120962

via this auction

This is a legendary Jupiter 8, 12 bit early model (1981) with the newest OS chips(34) and the DCB option. It has been almost fully recapped and has had extensive service by synth techs, Rick Smith and also David at Nitelife electronics in Vancouver. All the rainbow button switches have been replaced. Perfectly tuned and calibrated with zero issues and it sounds incredible.

There are obviously some small cosmetic knicks here and there and some dents near the power switch but otherwise this synth is in excellent shape and very clean with no corrosion and minimal wear. Keys are in great condition.

Includes the Roland MD8 DCB-Midi interface pictured + custom dust cover"

Roland SH-1000 Vintage Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Roland's very first musical instrument from way back in 1973. This one is in good shape, fully functional, in tune and scaling properly. A few of the pots are scratchy. Has presets like the ARP Pro Soloist, but also has a full featured synthesizer section. The SH-1000 is one of the best values in Vintage Synthesizers out there today."

Doepfer MS-404 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg miniKORG 700FS Review - A Sound Designers Thoughts.

video upload by GEOSynths

"Originally issued in 1974, the 700S was the 2nd in Family, with the 700 being released the year prior. The 700S had an extra Oscillator and an added Ring Modulator with a variety of settings.

Korg have painstakingly crafted the limited edition re-issue, however they've added some great new features, such as Patch Storage, Spring Reverb and the ability to record all the Knobs, Sliders and Switches over USB Midi.

It also comes in a beautiful styled Case and lets face it, you've never going to get a Vintage in this condition and with a warranty."

Also see Korg miniKORG 700FS - One Synth, One Track

Elektron Digitakt + CXM1978 + GRP A2 // Ambient lofi beat

video upload by Dexba

"As an old meme once said: 'I don't always pull out the Digitakt. But when I do, I always end up amazed by how simple and yet versatile it is.'

Having 2 LFO's per track, modulating modulation, quickest sampling EVER (even for a lazy ass player like me), MIDI tracks to be able to quickly play external instruments!

This all started with the loop I put in track 8, a little arpeggio on the Matriarch, that I listened to for many many hours without knowing what to do with it. Then I decided to stop being lazy, so I pulled out the Digitakt and I started flipping the sample, recorded one drone note with the GRP, recorded water, recorded birds, and even some vinyl scratching because... you know, that's the way these things go down.

In the past few days, I've had trouble sleeping, and I have to admit I resorted to my own video quite a bit, mixed with some other sounds of nature.

Everything sounded beautiful already without reverb, but then I remembered I OWN A F***ING Chase Bliss CXM1978! I attached that, I turned the CREAMY factor on the GRP to 11, and... here we are: MY FIRST AMBIENT JAM EVER!"

SonicProjects OP-X PRO-II - Factory Presets Demo

video upload by virtualoberheim

"Playing some factory presets of the SonicProjects OP-X PRO-II virtual analog synth. No external treatment involved. All sounds are coming directly from the stereo output of the synth.


The video features 91 presets from 29 banks. The gigantic complete patches library the synth ships with is 2'500 patches in 66 banks, so the featured picked presets are just 3.64 % of all available presets.

Explore the built-in banks and sounds on this dedicated site:

As you can hear in the video the synth perfectly can emulate the typical sounds of various classic analog synths including the Roland Jupiter-8, Prophet-5, Oberheim OB-X, Oberheim Matrix-12 and even Minimoog."

Additional SonicProjects OP-X PRO-II posts.

Mr Crowley Synthesizer Intro

video upload by Luke Million

"I've always loved the synth intro to 'Mr Crowley' by Ozzy Osbourne. Today I'm recreating it with a Korg MS20 and Roland VP330 🎹🦇🎹"

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