MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 5, 2022

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Saturday, February 05, 2022

Nintendo Gameboy & Modular Synth 5 | Ambient

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

Custom Ableton M4L Plugin
Sample Pack

Dreadbox Nymphes Synthesizer - Sounds Only

video upload by Bloom Music

Patches: 0:09
Oscillator: 6:49
Filters: 9:21
Modulation: 11:43
Reverb: 15:18
Voice Modes: 17:58

Dreadbox Nymphes Synthesizer Review

video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's review of Dreadbox's Nymphes.

Intro: 0:09
Architecture: 1:51
Oscillator: 3:10
Filters: 5:58
Modulation: 8:20
Reverb: 12:46
Voice Modes: 15:41
Interface: 17:43
Conclusion: 20:42

All synth sounds and music in this video were created using the Nymphes, with no external effects or processing."

Jon Appleton: A Tribute

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We pay tribute to composer and electronic music pioneer Jon Appleton who passed away on January 30, 2022. He founded the Dartmouth Electronic Music Studio and later the graduate program in digital music, where we was a teacher and mentor to many composers and musicians over the year. He was instrumental in creating the Synclavier synthesizers from New England Digital, and raised the profile of electro-acoustic music in the United States through societies like SEAMUS and his numerous teaching residencies. We at CatSynth send our thoughts to his family, friends, and colleagues.

To learn more about his life and legacy, please visit his website"

Jon Appleton: In His Own Words

video upload by Jon Appleton

"An interview with composer Jon Appleton filmed at his Vermont residence.

Made with Void Engineering"

Music for Synclavier and Other Digital Systems: With Jon Appleton, Composer

You can find additional posts mentioning Jon Appleton here.

Tiptop Buchla Tip no 6

video upload by Todd Barton

"This is a mini-series on the basics of the new Buchla & Tiptop Audio modules. This episode looks at engaging the "cycling" cv input for the 281t Function Generator. I'm really enjoying these modules and Tiptop has enthusiastically embraced the Buchla paradigm. The oscillators are sounding great and squarely in the Buchla ballpark."

Todd Barton Tiptop Buchla Tips

Todd Barton Tiptop Buchla Posts

Moog One

video upload by MYSYNTH

Simple Circuit Bending on a Studiologic Numa Compact 2

video upload by Extralife

"I got a new keyboard! The Studiologic Numa Compact is a great combination stage piano/synthesizer that has bi-timbral voicing, 4 simultaneous built-in FX plus reverb, and studiologic's great organ emulations. The only issue I have with it is that the filter control is very fiddly, being located on a spring-loaded joystick. This simple hack installs a potentiometer and switch on the front panel to allow fine control of the filter frequency on all patches."

Black Corporation Xerxes X Vermona Vintage DRM 🇨🇮 Italo 🇯🇵 Minimal 🇩🇪 Disco Techno Synth Demo Track!

video upload by Wine&Synths

"Here is my latest track: produced just using the Vintage Vermona and the Black Corporation Xerxes that appeared surprisingly in the studio for a check!

It's a highly inspiring synthesizer without any flaws. A real joy to play with!

No additional effects other than stock delay and reverb from Ableton Live11 were used.

Chris - PiQuadrat"

ScaleBud 2 - AUv3 MIDI Keyboard Released


ScaleBud 2 has more than 110 scales built-in!

You can work with notes or chords of any scale in any key.

ScaleBud 2 also allows you to create your own custom scales as well.

You will be able to use your custom scales in other bud apps like MelodyBud and SnakeBud.

Multiple Keyboard Rows

You can create as many keyboard rows as you want with ScaleBud 2.

You can assign different key/scale/chord to each keyboard row.

You can control the keyboard rows with your MIDI keyboard or multiple MIDI keyboards.

With the new "round off-scale notes" feature, ScaleBud 2 will play the off-scale note you played to the nearest note in the scale.

Advanced MIDI Mapping

ScaleBud 2 has an advanced settings screen where you can add/remove/configure each of your keyboard rows.

You can enable/disable the MIDI in/out, MIDI channel, note range and transpose settings for each keyboard row.

With the note range settings, you can split your MIDI keyboard and play different ScaleBud 2 keyboard row.

You can play chords on the one side of your MIDI keyboard and play different scales on the other side of your MIDI keyboard.

Take advantage of the AUv3 Plugin

ScaleBud 2 runs as standalone app as well as AUv3 MIDI Plugin.

You can create AU presets and use AU parameters of the AUv3 plugin.

ScaleBud 2 offers 10 AU parameters where you can control or even automate every single parameter.

The custom scales you created shared between all AUv3 instances and the standalone app.

midiphy LoopA v2.09 - New Features

video upload by Hawkeye

"midiphy LoopA v2.09 firmware has been released! :)

0:05 Integrated midi keyboard mode
0:48 New stave notes display mode
1:28 Force-to-scale mode
2:24 Integrated keyboard live transpose
3:05 Clip extension with note duplication
3:53 Reversing clip notes
4:40 Integrated six track volume mixer
5:23 LoopA remote control via MIDI Program Change and CC
and MIDI Program Change synth patch loading after session loading

LoopA kits:

LoopA firmware download:

Best regards and enjoy!

Quasimidi POLYMORPH. Old school synthesizer psychodelic sequence

video upload by Mutant Manfred

"Quasimidi Polymorph is not a perfect syntheziser. Has some aliasing and noise. That noise and aliasing is part of its personality. That's why I like it.

The sequence you can hear for the first 50 seconds I created 10 years ago, stored in the synthesizer's memory and forgotten until now.
I have recreated it again now by adding two more layered sound structures (starting from the 50th second).

I created animations to this video. I used Adobe After Effect for this.
Everything edited and coloured in DaVinci Resolve Studio 17.

Recorded straight to an Olympus LS-14 recorder.
No mastering, no external effects. No preset sounds.

Filmed Panasonic Lumix S5 with a Lumix S 50mm f1.8"

Quasimidi POLYMORPH. A great synth from 1999!

video upload by

"This is PolyMorph by Quasimidi. Forgotten German synthesizer produced in 1999. Polymorph is final product of Quasimidi. The company folded in 2000. I wonder out of curiosity what products the company would still be producing today. Even for today polymorph sounds pretty good. I have owned it since 2006."

Peak / Summit - part 2 (250 custom patches / presets)

video upload by Jexus

"No talking demo of Novation Peak & Summit. All patches custom-made by Jexus. I did not use additional FX in the demo, all the delays, reverbs, noises, loops and other effects are part of the Peak / Summit engine & mod matrix.


So I bought the Summit and made patches for it and then learned that they won't be accepted by the Peak. So then I bought the Peak and recreated the patches in Peak format. Then, when I was auditioning the patches on Peak and Summit simultaneously I thought they sounded cool together. So I decided to make a video this way. So I had to buy a new widescreen camera and a new capture card. Then I realized I also needed to upgrade my video editing software and change some plugins. So everything is different;)

Additional info about the setup: the patches will work and sound the same on Peak and Summit. By saying "chained" I mean just the Midi connection. The Peak is receiving all notes and knob info from my Summit (via a Midi cable). The synths are playing the exact same patches, but they are producing the audio independently and you are hearing Peak in the left channel of your headphones and the Summit in the right channel. The voice architecture / allocating is unaffected and unchanged - take a look at the "voice LEDs" on the Summit and Peak. When I hit a key and the patch is for example a 3-voice patch, you will see three LEDs blinking on the Peak and also three LEDs blinking on the Summit (and what naturally follows, if I use another finger to hit another key so that 2 keys are depressed, three new LEDs will light up, totalling in six). So the patches are not exceeding the voice count of the synths - you don't need to do any tricks to play them the same way I'm playing them;)

#WeAreNovation #NovationSummit #NovationPeak

SPITFIRE AUDIO LABS Free Plugins - Demo of them ALL!

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of the SPITFIRE AUDIO LABS free VST plugin sample libraries. You'll hear the famous SOFT PIANO, STRINGS, CHOIR, GUITAR; DRUMS, PERCUSSION and stunning cinematic pads and orchestral instruments. We'll also feature the newly released GLASS PIANO."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Arturia MicroFreak - "Biosphere" 50 Presets and Sequences

video upload by LFOstore

" presents 'Biosphere' for Arturia Microfreak.


Microfreak is a powerful synthesizer with great potential and an incredible variety of sounds that we will immerse in the 'Biosphere'

50 amazing presets and sequences are waiting for you!

In the bank you will find deep sequences, sparkling arpeggios and pads that will fill your compositions with new colors and emotions.

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: retrowave, ambient, trance, house, classic electronica, downtempo.

We put all our effort & inspiration to make this patches suited for many genres & styles of electronic music.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Welcome to the universe of sounds."

V.A.I. 65 : CRB Computerband 2000 / EKOSynth

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another demonstration of the marvellous CRB Computerband 2000 - an auto-accompaniment machine with 4 sections made by organ manufacturer CRB in the Marche region of Italy.
This time we paired it with the EkoSynth, a quite rare monophonic preset synth from the mid 1970s made by Italian guitar and amp manufacturer EKO. This is a unique sounding synth compared to many other Italian monophonics of the era, the filter is special, really not bad, so you can get a lot of different sounds out of this machine."

Futuresonus Parva

via this auction

"This is an 8-voice multitimbral analog synth with 3 digitally controlled analog oscillators per voice. It has a very nice modulation matrix, which makes it very versatile. This unit has serial nr. 00146 and is in excellent condition."

See the Futuresonus label for some demos.

Vintage Studio Electronics MidiMini - Serviced and Calibrated SN 1336

via this auction

Roland JX-3P 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer with PG-200 Programmer

via this auction, also on Reverb

OP-Z teenage engineering Groovebox Editor as VST and Standalone Version

video upload by mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 6,90 € / $ 7,90
Instagram: @momomller

Here are my Midi Editors for the OP-Z teenage engineering Groovebox.

With the OP-Z editors you have direct access to many parameters.
Especially helpful is the possibility to select Projects and Pattern directly.
The access to the parameters of the OP-Z (and the 8 tracks) is possible directly without using (knowing) the key combination.
Since all 8 tracks are arranged on one surface, you have the full overview.
In the PlugIn VST version you can record the controller movements and thus integrate the OP-Z into your DAW project.

Editor Features:
- Select Projects and Pattern directly from Editor.
- Complex sound changes can be made easily and quickly.
- Direct access to the sound parameters
- All controllers can be automated.
- X-Y modulation of all parameters
- Generate parameters randomly
- You can use your OP-Z as a sound module in the DAW!

The Editors are available for PC as VST / Standalone 32/64 bit and for MAC as VST / AU / Standalone 64 bit and MAC-M1."

Buchla / TipTop Audio 200 Series | Episode 01

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"I always dreamed of having a Buchla in my studio. Now Buchla & Tiptop Audio have teamed up to bring real Buchla 200 series modules to eurorack, kicking off with the 281T and 258T. I am really bad with remembering all those numbers, but it's a quad function generator and a dual oscillator and both are super affordable (if not sold out). They don't use bananas, it's all true eurorack. Obviously this series will grow as my collection will grow in the next months, or maybe years."

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