MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A DB-01 noodle: Gates as ghost notes

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Ghost notes (or grace notes) are little extra hits or embellishments that add a subtle extra feel or layer. With the DB-01 the CV gate input and CV VCF inputs are perfect for this. Here I use the Fractio Solum by Noise Engineering to provide the gate signals. The LFO into the VCF CV is from the Erica Synths Drum Modulator dual LFO. Both are synced to the same clock as the DB-01. To give the programmed notes on the DB-01 a bit of extra initial envelope the internal LFO is set to reset with each note.
There are three audio examples. The effect is reasonably subtle so if you watch the actual notes on the timeline versus the audio "hits" then the ghost note effect is more obvious. You can also see the trigger light on the Fractio (the white cable) to see when the gate is firing. Pattern three has an odd 4/3 gate timing which produces somewhat off-beat hits.
I think the main value in the ghost notes is to create variations of standard patterns that can help maintain interest and movement. And they're fun to play with :D

0:00 Intro blather
0:25 Pattern one
1:00 Add an LFO
2:23 Pattern two
4:02 Pattern three

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

Moog DFAM + Subharmonicon + 2x Mother-32 Jam

video upload by lucafrancinimusic

"I finally got the mighty Moog quartet and this is my first sort of techno/trance jam with all of them.

DFAM - kick
first Mother-32 - bass
second Mother-32 - melodic line
Subharmonicon- its polyrhythmic stuff

All moogs summed into their mixer that comes with the Moog studio kit and the summed track into Beads and to DAW.

Since I've recorded a big mono track, I've applied a stereo delay and reverb in Cubase to mid and hi freq only, to leave the kick mostly untouched."

Launchkey [MK3] - Pushing the Envelope // Novation Live

video upload by NovationTV

"In this edition of Novation Live, -CALC- will be exploring some of the more unique and powerful features of the Launchkey [MK3] range.

Launchkey is the perfect MIDI keyboard controller for use in multiple environments, and -CALC- will be showing you how to combine and use all the different aspects of Launchkey’s features to create a supercharged performance controller. Plus -CALC- will be sharing how Launchkey can become an excellent version of the coveted Buchla 218 Music Easel keyboard.

--- Discover Launchkey:"

Source Audio Nemesis Delay with Moog Subharmonicon

video upload by verstaerker

"trying different delay modes of the Source Audio Nemesis Delay on the Moog Subharmonicon ... it really let the sound of a synth shine.
The examples only scratch the surface of the possebilities.

00:00:00 "Enable the Delay - Noisy Tape"
00:57 "Tape"
02:12 "Analog"
03:17 "Diffuse"
04:13 "Digital"
04:44 "Slapback"
05:23 "Sweeper"
06:37 "Decimate"
07:35 "Helix"
08:34 "Shifter"
12:46 "Final Sound Impression"

you can support me if you like"

Circuit Tracks Electro-Pop with TX7 and Alpha Juno

video upload by Tum Tum

"This one is almost all on the Circuit Tracks. I sort of thought I'd be leaning heavier in the Circuit for Jamuary 2022, it's a really great little sketch pad and idea machine, but I think this I only ended up using it for a quarter of the tracks (obviously still quite useful). Additional sounds from the Yamaha TX7 and Roland Alpha Juno.

#Jamuary 22nd 2022."

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

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Oberheim OB-8 w/ MIDI

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Sequential Take 5 demo

video upload by Josh Korody

"Just a 1st impression jam after taking "home" (My Studio) the Take 5. This was just noodling on 1 single patch with a simple TR8s kit to go along with it. Theres so many nice patches to explore on this thing and i'm sure there are other videos showcasing that. It really seems to be a synth capable of almost anything. All the FX are from the Take 5. No additional processing other than a couple DB of gain reduction from a API 2500 hardware unit to tame peaks. This one is a keeper!"

The Welson RITMO - Rare Italian Rhythm Machine + One-Octave DIY Keyboard

video upload by Ohm. Studio

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The Stars Are Veiled | 1010 Lemondrop Ambient

video upload by r beny

"Recently picked up a 1010 Lemondrop Nanobox. Still in the learning process. I wanted to see if I could create a track using the Lemondrop alone, with no external sequencing or processing. Here is the result.

Patch notes: The two grain engines are scanning through my own acoustic and synthesized material (mandolin, guitar, piano, Korg Opsix). I'm using the hold function on the built-in screen keyboard to keep the grain engines running. The built-in oscillator is being sequenced by the built-in modulation sequencer. There's some slight modulation on one of the filters (notch). I then play with the grain parameters (mapped to the X/Y knobs) and the effects by hand."

FDSI-8 Digital Synthesizer

video upload by rasool

"This is FDSI-8:

I developed it with ESP32 and some other codecs and components and programmed it with MicroPython."

Untitled video

video upload by rasool

A Modular Sleep Study (ambient patch)

video upload by Poorness Studios

"I couldn't sleep the other night so I decided to make a patch on the modular synthesizer. Not only did I come up with this... but I also fell asleep. I guess it was a modular sleep study. Who knew modular synths were a sleep aid? :-)

Random fact: there are no dedicated VCAs used in this patch."


video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Extending the 'Stregatonic Duophony' concept out to whole chords, with a little help from a friend!

Intro soundrack by Matt Schurenko:"

Giving Razor some much needed sound exploration

video upload by

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"Razor really is one of the coolest synths out there, I love how additive synths, it has a different workflow from the others, but so do most other additive synths. Today I'm going to really sit and explore some more of these sounds hidden in razor"

Korg/Univox SR-120 "Minipops" Vintage analog drum machine SN 760718

via this auction

"This is the rarest "portable" version of the SR-120.

Perfectly working, incredible silent, no hiss despite its old age..

SERVICED recently.
It misses only the cover panel."

Yamaha CS-10

video upload by rimela

"Multitrack recording of the Yamaha CS-10. All sounds are made with the CS-10. All processing in Ableton Live."

Nonlinearcircuits LDRama

NLC LDRama - Eraserhead trailer video upload by blambo blambo

via this auction

"This is a really cool module. The LDRama has a grid of Light Dependent Resistors (or LDR, this the name) about the size of a phone screen. Put a video on your phone in fullscreen, rest the screen on the LDRs (hard to do if the module is racked vertically, so beware) and it generates CV in reaction to the video. It can take an input, or it's normaled to a constant voltage, attenuates it based on the LDRs, and gives you a bunch of outs. It's super fun, totally different from anything I have seen in modular, and is just brilliant."


via this auction

You can find demos and details of one here.

Akai AX80 with Tauntek OS SN 00620-36534

via this auction

"AX80 polyphonic synthesizer with Tauntek firmware installed for realtime modulation of parameters via MIDI CC. Includes Akai operator's manual and other supplemental materials. Original firmware EEPROM is included as well. Please review the pictures for the item's cosmetic condition. The display meters are functioning correctly, and everything else is working as expected."

Vintage Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 470747

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Mother 32, Subharmonicon, Mutable Instruments Beads - Live Ambient Performance

video upload by SyllixMusic

"Hello! Thanks for listening! In this ambient performance, the Moog Subharmonicon plays 4 chords as I improvise a solo lead with the Mother 32. Mutable Instruments Beads adds texture, harmony, and reverb. I hope you enjoy it!"

Download the patch notes:
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03- The Baldwin Fun Machine- Soloists (presets) pt 2

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the presets found on the Baldwin Fun Machine."

AutomaticGainsay Baldwin Fun Machine posts

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

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