MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Exploring with CASIO CZ-101 + Mooer Ocean Machine + ValEVarion Evolved

video upload by CGMAGIK

"Just messing around with the CASIO CZ-101 and the Mooer Ocean Machine. The note sequences are coming from an older MAC OSX software app by Unbearable Devices called 'ValEVarion Multitemporal Note Generator'."

MFB Synth Pro

via this auction

Quasimidi Raven

via this auction

Ensoniq MR Rack, Fully Expanded

via this auction

"Incredible condition Ensoniq MR Rack synth, fully expanded to include all samples and programs from the EXP-1 (Real World), EXP-3 (Urban Dance) and EXP-4 (Perfect Piano) expansion boards, via the 3-in-1 expansion board now available. The EXP-3 expansion adds all of the Transwaves available on the Ensoniq Fizmo as well!

The synth is fully updated with the latest OS (v1.53), and has a new battery installed. It's got very few blemishes - just a tad of rack rash on the screw holes, and a bit underneath - see photos. None of it is visible when in your rack. Everything works exactly as it should. Original owners manual and power cord are also included."

Yamaha DX7 w/ Extras

via this auction

"yamaha dx7 synthesizer (4 rom cartridges, hardshell case, Manuals, Music Stand)."

Check out the MICROTEL 4 BANK 128 Voice RAM with sliding switch on the side.

05- The IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro- Filter 2

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the second filter found on the IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro."

AutomaticGainsay IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro posts

Mini-Korg K-2 Rescue!

video upload by Jeremy Parker

00:00 Title
00:29 Intro
02:56 History
08:21 Michael Lunn
15:12 Demo
19:11 Initial Inspection
22:11 Disassembly & Electronics
27:34 Sheet Metal
29:02 Capacitors & Re-assembly
32:24 Problems
34:13 Cosmetics & Final Details
43:42 Outro & 80's Jam

"This time I'm going DEEP into the Univox Mini-Korg K-2 (a.k.a. Mini-Korg 700s), including the history, the story behind the family member who passed it down to me, a demonstration of the synth, the extensive restoration effort, and finally a rad 80's song with my friend and amazing guitarist, Justin Piper.

I'd like to thank family and friends that helped with this whole project, including the Lunn Family, Kadrolsha Ona Carole, Mary Champagne, Kristin Parker, Craig Parker, and Justin Piper.

Here are some of the resources/companies that made this possible:
metal-work/repair -
sheet metal powder-coating/silkscreen -
audio tape restoration and digitizing -

Here's a great video on the Mini-Korg by Alex Ball that just came out, with more details on the history: [posted here]

Here are my sources of information and images as credited in the video:
walnut finishing tips:"

Moog Minitaur: first encounter

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

Thanks for watching!
Wanted to see what this little synth is capable of, for being probably one of the more affordable Moog products, does it compare in sound quality to some more expensive and more complex Moog synthesizers? I will let you be the judge. All you need to be aware of is that my final signal is coming out through the audio output of the synth, and into UAD Twin, then I am using Valhalla Shimmer for reverb and some EQ on the master chain. If you have any questions type it in the comments."

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Suonobuono LAZER: steering an Eventide Timefactor delay

video upload by SUONOBUONO

"LAZER measures the distance between your hand and its precise laser sensor, and transforms it into MIDI, analog and audio signals, according to user settings. Completely standalone, no need for wearables or external receivers.

In this video, LAZER controls the delay of an Eventide Timefactor pedal, by use of MIDI Control Change messages."

Ambient Recording Sound Fish ASF-1 MKII Hydrophone

video upload by Richard Devine

"First recording with the Ambient Recording Sound Fish ASF-1 MKII Hydrophone. The sounds you are hearing are of oxygen slowly leaking from chunks of colored sidewalk chalk. 👽"

Deadmau5 with a single Oscillator // the ModBap Osiris

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The Modbap Osiris is a hugley flexible oscillator. Here I demo it using 2 voices using some Deadmau5 MIDI files I've re-jigged for 2 voices. Wavetable synthesis on another level. You have a separate sub which is tunable, plus you can detune the main oscillator... giving a total of 3 notes at a time. Very cool."

Studio Electronics SE-3X Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Opening Bass
0:41 Paraphonic Pad (w / Valhalla FX)
2:00 Ring Mod Seq
3:06 Boarder Pad
3:54 Angstpop Lead
4:36 Sync Pop Bass
5:32 Rave Kids go play
6:30 Melodic Techno Lead
7:11 BP psytrance rubber lead (w / Valhalla VV)
8:38 Stranger Lead

Turning a Nanokontrol into a 16 step multitrack midi looper using a Raspberry PI Zero 2

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"I turned my Nanokontrol into a 16 step multitrack midi looper using a Raspberry PI Zero 2, using WebMidi on Chromium. This is still work in progress, but I was so happy this works I wanted to share it online. ;-)
Hardware used:
PEAK - for the saw wave patch
Orba - Drums
Reface DX - Lead
PI - sequencer

How it works:
The Nanokontrol has 24 buttons, 16 of them are used as "locks" for the 16 steps in a measure. Pressing a key and turning the left knob "locks" a note in place (a midi keyboard can be used, too). Pressing a button and turning the second knob will adjust note length. The right knob will adjust the tempo of the track.

As this is a web app, all the MIDI stuff is "stored" as a DOM element. Each track is represented by an ordered list that's formatted to look like a table. Velocity, note length and pitch are then stored as data parameters.
There's a web worker running in the background which will provide the time, unaffected by what's going on on the web page. That thread will just count up to 16 in the interval deducted from the BPM and then start from the beginning. Each step, the thread sends a signal to the web page to read the next item in the list and send it to the hardware assigned to that track.

To Do:
- performance optimization for PI Zero (it runs pretty stable on anything else ;-)
- SWING :-)
- midi learning for any given controller
- loading and saving tracks as midi file
- on the fly creation of new patterns, copying the one currently played so you can tweak it
- on the fly pattern switching
- track muting

Once this is done, I'll release it for you to use. :-)"


LXR-02 tutorial - Part 7: Fun with LFOs

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Part seven of a getting started guide for the Erica Synths LXR-02 drum machine. This is with firmware 1.2. This tutorial looks at applying multiple synchronized LFOs to a sound. You'd think a 17-minute tutorial could cover a big chunk of this topic, but instead it really only covers the more obvious options of modulating the pitch, filter, resonance and decay. There are dozens of other targets that can produce some extremely interesting and unusual sounds. At least this will get you started. Be warned though, it's a deep tunnel to explore! With six LFOs the LXR-02 can get very intricate very quickly.

As an aside: A non-synth friend who discovered me working on this video asked what it was about. When I tried to give a quick overview they thought it was hilarious. In the nicest way possible they dismissed it as 'incredibly niche'.

Some people just don't appreciate how much fun you can have with low frequency oscillators - but I know you understand.

0:00 LFO basics blather
1:20 Hats LFO one
2:40 Offset
3:30 Destination
4:00 Hats LFO two
5:40 Tom with an LFO
8:30 Noise with an LFO
10:15 Noise with a second LFO
11:30 Noise with a third LFO
13:50 LFO on noise tuning
14:15 Noise with a fourth LFO
14:40 Lost in too many LFOs :D
15:30 Order restored
15:55 Saving the SyncKit
16:20 SyncKit on a new pattern

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

LXR-02 tutorials by Richard DeHove

D.E.B. Harp & Analog Synthesizer (P. Paredes)

video upload by tucapelino

"Miroslava Stareychinska - Harp
Pablo Paredes - Analog Synhesizer & Composition
-Sequential Circuits Prophet T8
-Oberheim X-Pander
--Mini Moog Model D
-Roland Juno 60
Recorded @ Tucapel - Studio Cologne
Thanx/Danke/Gracias: Hessische Kultur Stiftung

I had long wanted to start these precious machines in search of new sounds. My friend Achim Zepezauer gave me an analogous sequencer. This sends data via midi but also by "control voltage" (C.V.). There are no computers in this project. Finding someone as open as Miroslava Stareychinska on the harp was essential to be able to merge the acoustic world with the analog. Finally, the support of the cultural foundation "Hessische Kultur Stiftung" made this project possible.

Ich wollte diese wunderbaren Maschinen schon lange auf der Suche nach neuen Sounds starten. Mein Freund Achim Zepezauer hat mir einen analogen Sequenzer geschenkt. Dieser sendet Daten per Midi aber auch per "Steuerspannung" (C.V.). Es gibt keine Computer in diesem Projekt. Jemanden zu finden, der so offen wie Miroslava Stareychinska an der Harfe ist, war unabdingbar, um die akustische Welt mit der analogen verschmelzen zu können. Erst die Unterstützung der Kulturstiftung „Hessische Kultur Stiftung“ ermöglichte dieses Projekt.

Hacía tiempo que quería poner en marcha estas preciosas maquinas en servicio de la busqueda de nuevos sonidos. Mi amigo Achim Zepezauer me regaló un sequenciador analogo. Este envia datos via midi pero tambien por "control voltage" (C.V.). No hay computadores en este proyecto. Encontrar a alguien tan abierto como Miroslava Stareychinska en el arpa era fundamental para poder fusionar el mundo acustico con el analogo. Finalmente el apoyo de la fundacion cultural 'Hessische Kultur Stiftung' hizo posible realizar este proyecto."

Electronic Music Laboratories Electrocomp EML-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Waldorf Microwave 1 Rev A SN 9232337

via this auction

"Classic wavetable synth with desirable rev A specs. Well known as one of the best sounding synth modules ever made. It has just returned from a service overhaul by specialist and is now ready for another life in your studio."

Melodic techno sketch // Roland SE-02

video upload by Stefano Mattia

"Rainy Sunday afternoon at home. I decided to make a bit of melodic techno with my SE-02. Piano and strings are from Spitfire Audio Labs.

Hope you like it!"


video upload by gilleslacaud

See this post for additional details on the OPLA and the HANSY label for additional devices.

Sonicware Liven Bass & Beats Prototype Demo 1 - Big Wubs

video upload by ChrisLody

"So here's my first quick jam made using the new Sonicware Bass & Beats. This arrived on Tuesday and I've been tasked with creating wavetables and preset sounds for it which is what you're hearing here. There's a lot to learn that I have yet to look at, plus from what I can gather the text on the silk isn't final yet so I think this is a prototype.

The monophonic bass engine of the B&B features dual wavetable oscillators, a sub oscillator and a noise source. The structure is semi modular with velocity, 2 assignable knobs, 2 LFO's and 3 ADSR envelopes that can be freely assigned. It's possible to have LFO's affect each others speed for example. User wavetable import is possible and it uses the same format as the Serum VST, 256x 2048 samples so nice and high in quality. There is a filter with low-pass, high-pass and band-pass modes that has overdrive, plus waveshaping modes which can all be controlled using the modulation sources.

I'm sure the drum part of the B&B is also very powerful but I've not had much chance to learn how to use that yet 😄"

11 27 21 Buchla Modular System

vides by batchas

"2 x KESAKO „Player & Reverb“ sent to 288v for effect processing. No filtering. 288v trig outs are controlling 1979 MSV and Buchla 261e.
No filtering, no EQ or post-processing.
KESAKO „Player & Reverb“ is an adaptation for the Buchla system of Radio Music (Music Thing)."

CC Bass Runner

video upload by Studio Electronics

"... SE-3X, Ableton Live and 4 Hands staying out of each other's way. Maestro @kyleksq (Insta) made it hauntingly beautiful, before and after I, MSR, boxed up the synth, with his continuous controller wizardry and processing alchemy. Tell it throughout the land: this is HIS sequence! ;) A bit of additional audio layering in iMovie, by yours truly, perfected the Gumbo: think intro, outro and speaker hugging #boomstar4075 sub mainly throughout.


Hypnotic Meditative Ambient Improvisation (System 8, Grandmother, Hydrasynth, Prophet 08, Nord, X3)

video upload by Denis Polic

"There are some top YouTube artists like State Azure or Martin Stürzer that I've heard a lot lately, true masters of long ambient tracks. So I decided to try to do something like this. The track is completely improvised, just closed my eyes and let it flow and really enjoyed the session.

Hope you would enjoy the hearing, cheers and peace on Earth !!!"

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