MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 24, 2021

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Friday, December 24, 2021

"Christmas Time Is Here" feat. Steve Langone

video upload by Jeremy Parker

"The classic Vince Guaraldi composition on Hammond organ this time, and with special guest, Steve Langone on drums."

Happy Holidays from Sequential

via @SequentialLLC

"Wishing you heath, happiness, hope, and inspiration this holiday season - from all of us at Sequential."


video upload by leonardoworx

"A little spacey ambient tune made with the beautiful OB-6, PROPHET-5 REV4 (out of camera view) and the "magic" Strymon Nightsky.

I Wish you Happy and safe Holidays!"

Update: Moving this one up to add the following videos (be sure to see new posts below):

OB-6 Ambient SUNDAY

Happy Holidays from the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation!

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

Happy Vintage Oscillator Holidays!

video upload by Todd Barton

"Happy Frequencies! 10 years ago I made this rough improv with a single test oscillator and a looper. Recorded with a cheap flipcam :-) Enjoy and may your frequencies be merry! And here are some more from back in the day:"

Happy Holidays from Make Noise

Be sure to turn the volume on and up. :)

Happy Holidays from Tiptop Audio

Buchla Christmas tree via @Tiptop Audio

Carol of the Nymphes

video upload by ProckGnosis

"A one-synth tune with the Dreadbox Nymphes. Move to 02:33 to skip the opening babble and brewski bit. Skip to 06:24 to hear just clips and bits of the Nymphes used in the song without any affects.

Can't say the world needed ANOTHER version of this song, but here it goes anyway, 'cause it is a seriously cool tune. Intention was to keep it in classic analog synth territory, so the arrangement is also fairly straight forward.

Despite some of the negative comments I've read, I've found the Nymphes fairly easy to navigate for the majority of programming parameters. For assigning modulations it's one of the easiest synths I've used."

Gen X-1 Merry Gentlemen - Xmas Synth Cover

video upload by ChrisLody

"Merry Christmas 2021!

I'm quite busy at the moment making presets for the Sonicware Liven Bass & Beats so I only have time for a quickie. I've been working with Dubreq a bit more this year making some Stylophone promotional videos. I made this one oas an experiment, but a different direction was decided so it was left on the cutting room floor. Shame to let it go to waste though here is a very short Xmas synth cover.

It's two layers of Gen X-1 with some funky drum loops from my vault plus some jingle bells for good measure :)"

Door #24: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night, Holy Night) - Synthmas '21

video upload by Synthfluencer

"Ho-Ho-Ho! This is Synthmas '21, the virtual calendar presenting a Christmas carol played by synthesizers - every day from 1st to 24th of December.

The song:
Maybe the best world's known Christmas carol, this song premiered in 1818 in Salzburg/Austria on the 24th. Unesco made it into intangible cultural heritage in 2011.

The gear:
I wanted to add something special to the last performance of my Synthmas calendar. What else could I choose than the Moog Claravox Centennial theremin. I was in doubt if I really should do a performance; we got that instrument 3 weeks ago and I could'nt really practice since then. So, I'm absolutely far away from being able to play the theremin in a decent manner. But so what, please don't be hard on me judging my very first steps with this tricky to play instrument.

In the second part as a littel redemption, the Yamaha CS-5 and Kawai S100F take over the lead voice. The Japanese duo is routed through the MODX fattening the sound with some bread & butter effects. Also this time I got the Kawai in tune, in a recent video the synth's tuning drifted away beyond measure. Instead I lost focus on the levels when I recorded the track. Sorry for the distorted pieces.

I wish all of you a peaceful Christmas time and I hope you enjoyed my cheesy little Synthmas calendar '21

Trailer material: (image @seurafrancis99, video @cottonbro)"

Vangelis - Chariots of Fire [cover]

video upload by Piano in a Living Room

"The iconic track composed by Vangelis in 1981.

Piano / Orchestra / Electric Piano echoes : Dexibell VIVO S9
Brass: Yamaha reface CS
Mr Bean: Sequential OB-6
Beat: Elektron Rytm

Apologies for the flashing lights on the master keyboard, blame the iPhone camera..."


video upload by leonardoworx

"Hi my Deckard's Voice from Black Corporation just arrived and i started playing immediately! I love how it sounds! (yes is 1 voice modular synth from the poly Deckard's Dream aka CS80 replica).
So i setup an 84 hp with Morphagene, Mimeophon, Z5000 and a little Doepfer stereo mixer.Every sounds you hear comes from the Deckard, also the drone that is a sampled part of the D.V. processed in to Morphagene. The sequence come from the MPC One (that is out of camera view).
Hope you like this module as i do!"

Ornament & Crime | Episode 03 | Meta-Q + Microtonal Scales

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"You probably know what a pitch quantizer is. If not, there's a short explanation. A pitch quantizer use any CV source and turn it into musical notes. They usually stick to semitones or maybe even scales, but Ornament & Crime also offers a wide range of microtonal scales from all over the world. Microtonal scales have notes that can 'sit between' our western twelve tone system so they may sound out of key. But that's also what makes a melody sound exotic and magical."

Bastl Kastle Drum meets the Novation Circuit Rhythm

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video Nick Bigelow from Patchwerks builds a track from scratch by sampling sounds from Bastl Kastle Drum with the Novation Circuit Rhythm.

The Kastle Drum is a special edition of Bastl’s classic mini modular synth focusing on algorithmic industrial glitchy drums. Drum sound synthesis with a unique dynamic acceleration charged envelope makes this rhythm box surprisingly versatile and extremely fun to play. The built-in VC clock generator with a stepped pattern sequencer can either run on its own or it can be synchronized to analog clock, while retaining the triangle LFO for parameter modulation. The Kastle Drum is a mini modular synthesizer with a headphone output, 2 in/out ports for interfacing other gear, and it runs on just 3 AA batteries. It is ideal for beginners in modular synthesis, but it will add some quite unique functionality to any modular synthesizer system. It delivers the fun of modular synthesis at a low price and fits into your pocket so you can play it anywhere!

Order the Bastl Kastle Drum here:

'Circuit Rhythm is a versatile sampler for making and performing beats. Record samples directly to the hardware, then slice, sculpt and resample your sounds effortlessly. Capture your groove quantised or off-grid into the sequencer, and layer up across eight sample tracks. Invigorate your live set with performance FX: embrace imperfection with lo-fi tape, stutter your mix with beat repeat, and more. Integrate Circuit Rhythm into your studio, or unplug and create anywhere utilising the built-in rechargeable battery.' -Novation

Order the Circuit Rhythm here:
Demo by: Nick Bigelow
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Talking Synths, Episode 63: Jered Flickinger Of Future Retro

video upload by Syntaur

"Talking Synths is a weekly podcast where Syntaur's crew chats about all manner of synthology. In this special episode of Talking Synths, Syntaur's Carlos Morales sits down with Jered Flickinger of Future Retro and takes a sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released Vectra synthesizer. Future Retro was founded by Jered in 1997, and has released a host of unique products like the 777, Revolution, XS, Mobius, 512, and now the Vectra."

Modbap Osiris Bi-fidelity Wavetable Oscillator - Full review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Lots of wavetables, lots of timbres and sub-oscillator action in a stylish and versatile module. Let's modulate those waves and see what Osiris is all about."

a-ha - Take On Me VST ! - OP-X PRO-II

video upload by virtualoberheim

"A more analog sounding cover of this iconic track. The used sounds can be downladed as bank on this site:

In the original track the bass came from a DX-7 and the lead was a PPG Wave layered with a Juno-60.

In this cover video all sounds except for the choir (Steinberg Halion One) are coming from OP-X PRO-II and so sound a bit warmer and fuller.

Drums: Mapex Tornado

Keyboard: Novation 61SL MkII
Keyboard stand: K&M 18953
Laptop stand: K&M 21255

Cam1: Canon EOS 700D (side and close)
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1,8 STM
Cam2: Canon HF M406 (top)
Video Light: Yongnuo YN-216"

Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer/Vocoder

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 410

via this auction

Tons of pics of the inside below.

"So far it's been recapped, chips reseated in sockets and rewired connections where needed. One CEM3340 oscillator changed with a new original Curtis CEM3340 rev G. I will add another one as a spare part. We have also replaced touch dial pad with a new one. New old stock Burr Brown DAC.

Things to do:
One filter needs replacement.
Synths plays but it's out of tune and sometimes panel controls stop responding.
There is obviously more to service after all of the things we did so far."

Roland Juno-106

via this auction

Casio CZ-1 61-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog 1125 Sample and Hold

via this auction

"Really rare vintage Moog 1125 sample and hold controller.

Vintage item from the early 1970s.
AMAZING unit. Lots of (unexpected) fun.
Super rare. Fantastic condition!

Outputs two control voltages and one trigger voltage.

Has all original buttons and knobs."

Onde Magnetique OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer with Extras

via this auction

"New OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer (with batteries)
Pitch Controller
OM-1 Sound Tape 01 - Vox / Flute
OM-1 Sound Tape 02 - Mello Strings / Juno 106
OM-1 Sound Tape 03 - Worn Out Tape / Guitar Feedback
OM-1 Sound Tape 04 - Granular Piano / OB6
3V center positive wall adapter
Extra cassette player!
The OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer is an analog musical instrument built around the concept that when a continuous tone/note is recorded to tape, its pitch will change as the tape's playback speed is increased or decreased. Individual notes are playable via the 8 buttons (keys), each with a tuning knob directly above it. The volume of the notes can be articulated by using the pressure sensitive volume control - the harder its pressed, the louder the note. A three position switch controls attack/release response of the audio output - Short, Medium, and Long. CV/Gate inputs allow control over the cassette's pitch and volume from a linear (non-quantized) voltage sequencer.

While loosely inspired by instruments like the Mellotron® and Ondes Martenot, the OM-1 has a sound all its own. Because it uses a standard cassette tape as its audio source, the sound creation possibilities are endless. The OM-1 is engineered for experimentation."

Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth w/ Orginal Box & Packaging

via this auction

Nite Nite Pheasants - autumnal colours and ambient synths in the woods with MC-101 and Gaia Sh-01

video upload by drone-in-the-woods

"Live performance up Goodwood with just enough warmth to play without gloves on! I had tried to get this one right at a couple of different spots for a weeks or so but I knew when heading up the hill this time that I was going to get a first take :) After grabbing all the footage I went on to the Pillbox in Graffham woods to just dodge the rain and record my next one."

Nymphes, RC-5050MKII Synth Jam -- Friday Fun

video upload by sonicstate

"Another in our occasional series where we pair up a few items of gear and do some noodling.
This time we have the Dreadbox Nymphes, a 6 voice analog poly, the Boss RC-505 MK2 Looper, the Behringer BCR-2000 controller, the Arturia Keystep Pro and the Zoom MS70-CDR multi-effect pedal"

CHERRY AUDIO PS-20 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

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

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