MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Prophet 5 with Universal Audio Golden Reverberator - UAFX Reverb Pedal


video upload by SoundsAndGear

"I like to have dedicated fx for my synths, I bought the UA Golden Reverb sometime last fall and it has remained a part of my chain. I was messing around with the Prophet 5 and this pedal and decided to record some of the sound. I dig it! Probably will end up with the other two pedals soon."

Elektron talk: Music Production, Keystep 37 Auto Theory, Sampling the Take 5


video upload by EZBOT

"Live music production using the Elektron Octatrack, Digitakt, and Digitone along with the Sequential Take 5. Taking advantage of the Keystep 37's built in chords and throy Iwe can make music very quickly."

Roland Jupiter 6



via this auction

"Includes a Starsdust custom Jupiter 6 dust cover and Swan Flight custom wheeled hard case, both new (purchased in 2016 and never left the studio), a $750+ value by themselves. Power supply and single 1/4” patch cable included. Stool & stand are not."

Red Red Roland SH-101



via this auction

Vintage Tom Oberheim Designed MAESTRO FSH-1 Filter Sample Hold



via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"A HOLY GRAIL OF PEDALS.

HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT DEVICE:)

DESIGNED BY TOM OBERHEIM. MAESTRO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEDAL MAKERS, IN THE 70'S.

THESE ARE RARER THAN RARE, AS YOU KNOW.

IT'S TWO DEVICES IN ONE: WHEN "FILTER" IS SELECTED, THE INSTRUMENT (GUITAR, ETC) THAT'S PLUGGED IN, AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATES AN ENVELOPE FOLLOWER, THAT CONTOURS THE MODIFIED LOW PASS FILTER'S RESPONSE CURVE ACCORDING TO THE DYNAMICS OF THE INPUT.

A VERY CONTROLLABLE (FILTER CONTROL) DYNAMIC EFFECT, A LITTLE MORE SUBTLE THAN "AUTO WAH".

THE REAL FUN COMES WITH THE "SAMPLE/HOLD" POSITION. HERE, THE FILTER'S RESPONSE IS CONTROLLED RANDOMLY, BUT WITH AN OVERLYING RHYTHMIC ELEMENT DETERMINED BY THE CONTROLLABLE LFO (S/H SPEED). IT'S NOT UNLIKE THE SOUND PEOPLE THOUGHT COMPUTERS MADE IN THE 60'S-70'S:)

BECAUSE SUCCESS WAS UNKNOWN, SOME ELECTRONIC PARTS WERE SELECTED BY THE MANUFACTURER THAT WERE OF THEN-LESSER-QUALITY. THESE IMPART A VERY DESIRABLE AMOUNT OF SLIGHT GRIT TO THE SOUND.

SINCE THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH PARTS HAVE LONG SINCE VANISHED, THE ORIGINAL CIRCUIT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THIS PARTICULARLY FAVORED SOUND.

EXCLUSIVE TO THIS PARTICULAR DEVICE: THERE ARE "TRIMS" INSIDE, THAT HAVE BEEN OPTIMIZED.

ALSO EVERYTHING HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED AND LUBRICATED."

Complex oscillator comparison - Sputnik vs. Verbos


video upload by John Schussler

"These two complex oscillators are almost identical in functionality
because they're both modeled after the Buchla 259 complex oscillator. (I'm assuming. Their marketing info doesn't call out the 259 explicitly.)

As a result I figured it'd be an interesting head-to-head comparison to see how their sounds differed, given the very similar architectures.

I'm not going to try every combination of controls, just going to get a general idea of how each sounds with the same basic settings. Not a lot of talking, either, since the modules are fairly straightforward.

Sequence: Stochastic IG. Envelope: Zadar

00:00 Intro
00:20 Sputnik drone
03:05 Sputnik sequence
08:54 Verbos drone
10:57 Verbos sequence"

Quasar System - Beach Soundscape


video upload by Prism Circuits

"The Quasar System is an esoteric system that offers pure exploration patching styles being that no sequencer is present in the system. It forces you to think outside of the box and use modules in different ways to create melodies and “sequence like” variable cv sources.

The Quasar System is planned to be released April 9th for sale on the Prism Circuits website.

www.prismcircuits.net"

Mayer EMI MD900 X-VA Sound Demo (no talking)


video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Pads & Textures
14:00 Bass
17:00 Leads

See the Mayer label below for more.

Oregon Coast Dreams - Synth Bliss


video upload by Mamotreco

"Sometimes a place leaves a musical feeling within. The Oregon Coast is such a place. For this reason, I wrote this synth track to capture it. Enjoy the ensuing Badalamenti Wave. #synth #soundtrack #oregoncoast

Used Ableton Live, Samples From Mars and Arturia to make the music you hear. A looping pattern of overlapping melodies reminiscent of Twin Peaks, run their course until some shy string machine pads come into play.

Current channel music compilation: https://mamotreco.bandcamp.com
Previous music releases available here: https://synthandsundry.bandcamp.com

Welcome to Mamotreco! This channel covers a lot topics: synthesizers, electronic instruments, making and listening to music and photography. The aim is to post weekly, though that isn't always possible. Thanks for watching."

Meng Qi Wingie 2 getting very excited by Novation Circuit Rhythm and some help from Just Friends


video upload by -CALC-

"A little demo track with the fantastic new Wingie 2 from Meng Qi Music.
Two resonators that are getting excited by audio inputs.
In many ways its a very simple box but it has some magical and musical secrets hidden within.
This track is really just Wingie 2 being excited by a beat from Circuit Rhythm. Wingie is also being handed a MIDI sequencer from Circuit Rhythm to form the Chord progression.
Wingie is set to the String algo and I genuinely love the way a heavy input overdrives and 'blows out' the sound."

Ambient Explorations pt.35 (Neutral Labs Elmyra) + Moog Subharmonicon and Mother-32


video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Decided to make a little top-down shot video with no eurorack this time around. I was using the Neutral Labs Elmyra which I built a few weeks ago, as well as the Moog Subharmonicon for some chords, and the Moog Mother-32 for percussive melody. Hope y'all liked it:)

Here are some links of mine:
https://linktr.ee/pgarbaczonek
Go follow my Patreon here:
https://www.patreon.com/pgarbaczonek?..."

Philip Glass Tribute - Piano, Bells, Organ, Cello


video upload by Tum Tum

"This is my Jamuary 2022 finale! This track was inspired by the Glass Piano by Spitfire audio which was sampled from the personal piano of Philip Glass. I tried to pay tribute in the contrasting duple/triple piano rhythms, the swelling 'pipe organ' (here played on my Alpha Juno synth), and the tuned percussion (here a kids bell set). I wish I could have performed the string part for the video, but I'm sans violin right now, so I used another Spitfire sample instrument. I didn't nail the moodiness of Glass but I'm feeling pretty triumphant about finishing Jamuary, so that was unavoidable.

At the beginning of January I had thought I might bow out mid-month but I'm glad I stuck it out for all 31 and I REALLY appreciate all of you who followed along. Definitely had fun and learned a lot, but it'll be nice to take a break ✌️

#jamuary 31 2022"

BlastBeats Video Tutorial R3 updated April 3rd 2022


video upload by Twisted Electrons

True words. ] Korg Poly-800 & Microcosm [


video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

OBERHEIM MATRIX 6 - SOUND DEMO (NO TALKING, ONLY PLAY)


video upload by Eaglechild

►OBERHEIM MATRIX 6 (1985)
Chorus effect : Vestax SCH Stereo Chorus
Reverb : VST RC-20 Retro Color

♫ List of the sounds :

▨ Intro 0:00
▨ Brass and Sweeps 0:40

1 Good Bed 0:44
2 Oberhorn 1:25
3 Mellow Horn 2:18
4 OB8 Jump 2:35
5 Vertabra 3:04
6 Strangez 3:37
7 Fifhts 4:00
8 Horny 4:22
9 Funk Art 4:29
10 Birdland 4:40

▨ Pad & Strings 4:55

11 Sunrise 4:58
12 1984 Top 5:25
13 Lushness 5:51
14 Dejavu 6:05
15 Dreamer 6:32
16 Histring 6:58
17 Stranger 7:16
18 String P 7:38
19 Stringer 7:58
20 Timbows 8:19
21 Xtasy 8:35

▨ Piano, EP & Keys 8:52

22 Roads 8:56
23 Clavinet 10:00
24 Kawhy 10:20
25 Harpsi 10:48
26 Vibes 10:52
27 Papano 4 11:15
28 Pa Ano 5 11:37
29 Wurly 12:00
30 BethBlazz 12:39

▨ Vox 13:04

31 Genviv 13:08
32 Halo 13:25
33 Toots ? 13:48
34 Voices 13:58

▨ Bass 13:04

35 Bouncer 14:26
36 Jocko 14:45
37 WFT Ba 15:00

▨ FX 15:20
38 Ocean 15:22

E-MU Systems Emax II Rackmount 16-Voice Sampler 2Mb SN 01100249



via this auction

Roland Jupiter-8 w/ Encore Midi



via this auction

"A Jupiter 8 that will be fully serviced prior to sale, including 14bits and encore Midi upgrade! It has a hit mark on the upper left side as seen on the pictures."

Oberheim OB-SX SIX-VOICE SN 913813



via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Video in the listing previously posted here.

JSI Progue Synthesizer Moog Rogue Prodigy



via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"JSI Progue Synthesizer Moog Rogue Prodigy.

Freshly built and calibrated. This one is housed in the metal case, instead of the PCB front panel and bud box which has to be hand drilled for the rear connectors and dip switch Comes with PSU.

'PROGUE is a monophonic analog DIY synthesizer inspired by the two well-known vintage synthesizers: ROGUE and PRODIGY. While both of them had their pros and cons, the goal with the PROGUE was to combine their best qualities into a single portable tabletop synthesizer.

The prime focus was maintaining those specific sound characteristics that still makes them desirable today and to add some of the features we always thought they lacked.

From independently modulated PWM and Oscillator Gate Sync to passive High-Pass Filter and precise Fine-tuning of the Oscillators, PROGUE delivers it all without forgetting the modern self-evident functionalities like Polychain via MIDI.'”

The SquishBox: a Raspberry Pi Synthesizer by Geek Funk Labs


video upload by The White Tornado

"This video gives an overview of the SquishBox, a super-customizable software synthesizer in a stompbox that runs on a Raspberry Pi. The SquishBox has great audio with low latency, uses soundfonts that you can find for free on the internet, and can be controlled by up to 4 MIDI keyboards/controllers."

0:00 Intro
1:05 Internal Components
2:18 Assembly
3:40 Software Installation
4:15 Demo
5:45 Editing Sounds and Banks
6:40 Reasons




via Tindie

"The SquishBox is a super-customizable software synthesizer in a box. It has 4 USB ports for you to plug in MIDI keyboards/controllers or upload new sounds, stereo 1/4″ outputs to your mixer/amp/headphones, an LCD display, a rotary encoder for switching between patches and changing settings, a programmable stompbutton, and wifi for you to upload sounds and edit patches. It comes with a large selection of sounds and patches, and it allows you to create your own performances that split and/or layer sounds in unique ways on your instrument's keys or controls, activate and control built-in effects, arpeggiate notes, trigger sequences, play MIDI files, and more.

As a keyboard-playing musician, I love being able to use software instruments to produce any sounds/effects I want, but to use them you usually need a tablet or laptop, an audio interface, extra cash to buy DAW software and virtual instruments, and tons of time to figure out how to get everything to work together. Also, you have to drag all that stuff on stage, set it up, and be poking a screen or tapping keys while you're trying to play - which does not, to my eyes, rock. What is needed, I decided, is an all-in-one sound module that fits in a cool guitar-pedal-type box, is easy to customize, has some simple controls to change patches and settings, and a little screen to tell you what it's doing.

So, I made the SquishBox, a Raspberry Pi computer tucked into a stompbox-sized case that runs the versatile, open-source, and free FluidSynth and uses soundfonts - a widely- and freely- available and editable software instrument format - to produce whatever sounds you want, in whatever way you want, so you can own your sound!

The SquishBox runs off a 5V power supply with a 5.1mm x 2.1mm plug. You can purchase the assembled unit without a Raspberry Pi computer, if you want to use a Pi 3B+ or Pi 4 you already have. For additional information, support, and tips on customizing your SquishBox, visit Geek Funk Labs!

SquishBox Features:

Durable 3D-printed PLA case
Rotary encoder for selecting patches/options and opening menus
Momentary button that can trigger patch-specific actions (sustain, effects toggle, etc.)
16x2 character LCD
4 USB inputs to connect MIDI keyboards/controllers or other devices
2 1/4" jacks that can provide mono, stereo, or headphone connections
A built-in sound card for high-quality, low-latency audio output
Onboard WiFi with web interface for configuration/uploading additional soundfonts
Cross-platform software for editing patches and banks from your computer"

Space Brain Circuits MidiVolts Desktop - Polyphonic 4 channel Midi to CV Controller


video upload by Space Brain Circuits

0:00 Introduction
0:30 Modes
3:38 Polyphonic Moog Grandmother
4:25 Duo Mode
5:19 Poly3 Mode
5:57 Demo Sounds with Reverb
6:57 Calibration and SysEx Messages

Followed by:
MidiVolts Desktop - Beginners Guide
Moog Grandmother | MidiVolts Desktop - Moonlight Sonata
Moog Grandmother | MidiVolts Desktop: Chords
MidiVolts Desktop - Poly Moog Grandmother



via Etsy

"The MidiVolts Desktop is a MIDI based 5 octave CV controller. The device contains 4 separate CV outputs with an associated Gate output. These CV outputs are called voices, and are named V0, V1, V2, V3. Each voice operates on the 1 volt per octave standard for eurorack and most hardware synthesizers. The device uses 6 different modes (MONO, DUO, UNISON, POLY3, POLY4, CC) to control each voice in different ways. See below for descriptions of each Mode. The device also contains a Midi to Clock output conversion and further customizations with SysEx midi messaging.

Patch of The Week: Synth Brass with Gemini 2412 - Analogue SEM-Style Brass Pad & Variations


video upload by AJH Synth Official

Part 1 here

"Part 2 of a series focussing on the Gemini 2412, but also useful for producing brass sounds with any analogue synth, preferably one with a bandpass filter. The sound of this patch is very loosely inspired by some from the 1970's to 80's, such as Jean-Michel Jarre (Oxygene), and Clannad (Legend), and was created simultaneously with a CS-80/Blade Runner (Vangelis) inspired patch (video for this patch coming next weekend). None of these sounds I believe were made using an SEM, upon which the Gemini filter is based, but the sound and character of the early Oberheim synths are particularly excellent for brass sounds."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #122: Yamaha TX81Z - Song 1


video upload by Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Yamaha TX81Z. It's an 8-notes, 8-part multitimbral FM synthesizer from 1987. In contrast to the DX-7 it use 4-Operators instead of 6 but supports additional waveforms other than just a sine wave.

This song is based on 'My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home' by John Dowland who lived 1563–1626.

I used for the recording the following FX chain: TX81Z - DigiTech Ventura - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track.

Well, I decided to go back to the basics, but at the same time make something useful for the synth community and do a kind of competition (I like competitions;-). What's my best synth for ambient music :-)"

THE ONLY DIY POLY SYNTH KIT OF THE 80's - POWERTRAN TRANSCENDENT POLYSYNTH


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Lets take a look at the Only Poly Synth Kit Of The 1980's. the Powertran Transcendent POLYSYNTH
Download the wav of jams and samples to use and much much more :- https://www.patreon.com/lookmumnocomp... it also makes @THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE get bigger and better."

Restoring a broken KORG POLYSIX synthesizer


video upload by Polykit

"In this video I look into fixing a broken KORG POLYSIX polyphonic synthesizer from 1981. There is an explanation on how to tune it and adding a MIDI interface."

0:00 – Intro
2:46 – Repair
7:45 – Tuning procedure
10:10 – MIDI interface
11:32 – Conclusion
12:16 – Demo

Ensoniq FIZMO - Jérôme Moussion | SynthFest France 2022


video upload by SynthFest France

"SynthFest France 2022
1/2/3 Avril - Théâtre ONYX - Saint-Herblain / Nantes"

Software editor for the Ensoniq FIZMO demoed with the rare rack version. One is currrently listed on Reverb, pics captured here.

SFF2022 - BVR Instruments TS-1


video upload by Les Sondiers

See this post for additional details on the BVR Instruments TS-1.
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