MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, May 8, 2022

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Sunday, May 08, 2022

Sequential OB-6 Being Awesome for 5 Minutes

video upload by Khoral

"Drum&Bass exercise for fun
Elektron Digitakt beatmaking, Moog Sub37 bass, and let's add some crunchy Sequential OB-6 arp work."

New Adventures in K7 #34 : From Synthpop to 8-bit Glitch

video upload by Khoral

"Let's record an analogue electro EP on K7, episode 34.
Where we experiment with the distorsion effect on the Sequential OB-6 with crunchy results, Elektron Digitakt for the beats, Moog Sub37 for bass."

S-CAT Circuit bent Yamaha DD-7

video upload by Space Cat Audio Technologies


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JLR Plays The Tacoma Noise Rodeo - April 29th 2022 at KVLT Mead

video upload by John L Rice

"Loosely planned performance recorded with a Canon M5 camera and it's built in mics while sitting on top of one of the main PA speakers! (not too bad considering how it was done? ;-)

Gear used:
Manikin Electronic - Schrittmacher sequencer
Vermona - Perfourmer MkII synthesizer
Mackie - 802-VLZ3 mixer
TC Electronic - T3 reverb pedal
Keeley Electronics - Fuzz Bender pedal
Electro Harmonix - Mel9 mellotron emulator pedal
Dunlop MXR - Octave Fuzz pedal
Mooer - Ocean Machine reverb/dual delay/looper pedal
Strymon Engineering - Zuma R300 power supply for pedals
Mellotron - Micro keyboard
EWI Tourcase - MXC-008-10 mixer case (heavily modified by JLR)
JLR - custom patch bay for pedals and mixer"

Blue Lantern Lucky 7 - 24db SH01 Low Pass VCF/VCA // Full Walkthrough and Demo

video upload by Robots Are Red

Introducing Lucky 7 by Blue Lantern Modules. This is a 16hp 24db Low Pass filter based on the famous Roland SH01 filter from 1978. Along with the two input filter, this module includes a built in OTA based VCA with two CV inputs, authentic headphone feedback circuit, two subharmonics generators, built in noise, and a good handful of CV inputs.
Just patch a VCO and an Envelope and you are ready to go!

In the video we take a deep dive into each knob and CV input, listen to the filter in various settings, and even look at some feedback self-patching with excellent results.

The Video:

01:06 - Overview
03:00 - Deep Overview
04:15 - Subs
04:34 - Noise
05:03 - VCA
06:24 - Audio In 2
07:30 - Feedback
09:28 - Expo CV Input
11:13 - Rez CV Input
11:53 - FM CV Input
13:07 - Linear CV Input
14:19 - VCA Input 2
15:49 - The Filter
20:05 - Dirty Sine VCO
21:48 - Feedback Patching

via this auction

Model: BLM Lucky 7
Width 16hp
Current: +69mA -68mA
PCB Stack: 1 Level, Skiff compatible.

Module type: analog filter, sub harmonic generator, internal vca, white noise generator, (self) oscillator

What does this do?

This particular product is my take on the vintage analog filter found on the Roland SH1 Keyboard. Some key differences from the original
are low end correction on the resonance path (audio level would drop), with voltage control, and I used a modern exponential converter.

The bass frequency will retain nicely on this modern version. No more audio level drop. The 'RCV' can be used to simulate Band Pass sounding tones when used with audio rate external sources..

I also included the famous feedback patch that lucky users of the vintage keyboard would do. Users would patch from the headphone output back into the filter external input.
I duplicated the original discrete headphone circuity and internally patched it for you. All you have to do is turn it up with the 'FBK' knob. Small settings go a long way with this.
It can get strange with too much feedback, in a good way.

24db Low Pass Filter.


(2) Possible External Audio inputs.
(1) White Noise Generator, Switch Jack internally patched to AIN2 input jack.
(2) Sub Hamronic Generators taken from the SH101 circuitry. Both are accessible by level knobs.
(1) Voltage Controlled Rez, with auto low end level correction.
(1) 1V per octave 'Expo' input.
(1) Linear FM input. Best used during Filter Self Oscilation duties.
(1) Bi-polar FM Attenuinverter. Best used with an external envelope generator.
(1) Internal VCA with 2 possible CV inputs. VCA knob is a manual offset to 'open' the VCA.

What you get:
Mixer +WhiteNoiseGen +Subharmonics +VCF +VCA

All you need is a vco, and envelope generator to complete a compact analog mono voice.

If this was literally your first and only module, it is possible to make sound and noise for entertainment.

Price $225.00

Red Waves by Doug Lynner

Serge compositions. You can find videos for this release previously posted here. Patch sheet below.

"'Red Waves' is comprised of two groups of pieces, WAD: Trio for Richard Driskell, and, 5 Solos for Simple Slopes.

Though they were recorded about two years apart and did not share the same compositional intents, both pieces share something important about them; they both intentionally use a small module compliment, a panel or less worth, and use the same patch for each of their segments.

In the case of WAD: Trio for Richard Driskell these “limitations” were used to highlight my interactions with a particular module, the Wilson Analog Delay (WAD).

In the case of 5 Solos for Simple Slopes the limitations were imposed to make the point that creativity and musicality can flourish on a small system and indeed can be enhanced by the experience, especially if you have a large system that you have established a workflow for.

For me, the 'Small Modular Aesthetic,' the term I use for this part of my work, is a healthy change-up that I find refreshing and immediate. To use only a single simple patch for multiple pieces extends this even further by necessitating a deeper exploration to find multiple unique voices from it.

For me music made in this way is raw and responsive and relates directly to the real situation for many new synthesists. I hope that Red Waves represents that.

One other thing that all of the pieces on Red Waves have in common is a video recording of each of the 8 performance. The videos of WAD: Trio for Richard Driskell have already been published and can be found on my Youtube channel. I have one of the videos for 5 Solos for Simple Slopes ready and will complete the others in the coming week. Keep an eye out for them!

released April 1, 2022"

A Very Strange Music Machine From The 90's Wired Into The Toilet

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"the dawsons midi creator is a device from the mid 90's that used an ultrasonic sensor to make musical instruments more accessible. i built it into the toilet at @THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE"


video upload by Synth Cloud

"▬▬▬ Download Link ▬▬▬▬
πŸš€ PROPHETICA for Prophet Rev.2:

Timeline (see below for the complete patches list):
00:04 Like Subsonica
00:16 OST arp
00:29 Acid lead
00:41 Simple lead
00:45 Hard Rhythm
00:57 Dist perc
01:04 Lynchian pad
01:21 Schizo arp
01:27 Trance attack
01:40 Feedback piano
02:00 Classic lead
02:09 Delay lead
02:20 Long attack
02:41 Hybrid lead
02:46 Stab bass
02:57 Simple lead
03:04 Tech bass
03:11 Mono LFO trip
03:17 LFO attack
03:28 Regular noise
03:40 8 bit
03:46 Dirty bass
03:52 Feedback piano

This sound library includes a selection of aggressive leads, rhythmic patterns, LFO patches, atmospheric pads, plucks, deep and evolving soundscapes, arps for film scoring, electronic music, sound design and much more… 66 new sounds patched and performed by Stefano Angiulli and Alex Di Donna.

Patches List:


video upload by Synth Cloud

Update: Part 2 here

"▬▬▬ Download Link ▬▬▬▬

This awesome library adds creativity and power to your OB 6 / Desktop; it features new soundscape pads, classic pads, progressive and powerful leads useful in every musical context, pipe simulations, some industrial sound and so on... 40 new sounds ! Ideated and designed from scratch.

Performed by Stefano Angiulli

Sounds of Synth // BREAK OUT - a Synth Jam (Sequential PRO 3 + Novation Circuit Tracks)

video upload by Sounds of Synth

"This week is a very cut down setup with just the Sequential PRO 3 and the Novation Circuit Tracks."

M8 Tracker Version 2.6

video upload by Dirtywave

Timestamps: (Credit: Simon Wollwage)
0:00:00 Start
0:00:24 New Macrosynth models (Fluted, Digital Mod, Morse Noise)
0:03:39 New way of selecting samples ranges
0:06:09 Delay single shot mode (pre-delay trick)
0:08:19 Pre-order updates
0:09:19 Superbooth
0:09:54 Weekly Beats songs and tricks
0:10:44 Song #1 - Given Tides (@Trash80)
0:13:19 Song #1 - Walkthrough
0:16:14 Song #2 - Given Tides (@Trash80)
0:18:54 Song #2 - Walkthrough
0:20:59 Song #3 - Displaced (@Trash80)
0:24:04 Song #3 - Walkthrough
0:26:24 Song #4 - ??? (@Trash80)
0:26:44 Song #5 - ??? (@Trash80)
0:27:34 Song #6 - Back Home (@Trash80 & @Azuria Sky)
0:31:14 Song #7 - Galaxy (@AvrilCadabra)
0:32:39 Song #8 - Dystopiatown (@DisposablePlanet)
0:37:16 Song #9 - P_S Final!!! (@Kabar)
0:40:49 Song #10 - MUXSLZ (@KrangBae)
0:43:57 Song #11 - C WillDie (@LaserDogRob)
0:51:54 Song #12 - Pleiades (@Mikey303)
0:57:26 Song #13 - Horde (@TheBrackett)
1:02:36 Song #14 - Every Night (@Graz)

sonicPlanet - First Experiment with StarWaves

video uploads by sonicPlanet

video upload by Richard Devine

"StarWaves is an audiovisual sound architect, the embodiment of sound, space and visual design rolled into one. Presented by sonicPlanet, it is a move towards the next generation of sound design apps.

Available for OSX and iPad (Windows version later), minimum hardware requirements : for iOS an 2019 iPAD (8th gen or pro) or newer, for OSX a recent Mac (2019 i7 or M1)"

via the user manual on SonicPlanet:
StarWaves is an audiovisual scene architect, the embodiment of sound, space and visual design rolled into one.

StarWaves gives the sound designer the architect’s role by creating possibilities of dialogue between these multiple elements.

StarWaves can import the sonic material in its concrete form as recorded files. Then this digital data is being represented as 3D rigid physical forms in space. We name them “the platform blocks” distributed spatially, a structure which stems from the sonic material being imported. There can be 100s of them, reaching the granular levels of sonic material. The layout of the platforms can be designed with 3D tools like positioning, rotation; they can be stretched, bent, scattered along their physical dimensions in continuous transformations.

As Goethe wisely stated : the architecture itself is 'frozen music'. How do we interact with this architecture to create the sonic textures ?

We know that sound travels as waves in an environment. It originates from a source and travels towards a distance, then interacts with the surface material of the environmental objects, gets

reflected, refracted, and absorbed within all the physical reality of its nature, granting a flexible relation to spatiality.

Sound remains as a hidden existence until it reaches our body. StarWaves uses on its scene the transmitters which send particles and beams of light to the space ( reminiscent to particle behavior of light or sound ) They hit the platform blocks ( representing the sonic material ) get reflected and collide with further objects, travel in distance until they die.

The time they collide with these rigid bodies they trigger sonic events and start a flow of synthesis processes. It is this continuous kinematic interaction, this physical realm which composes the sonic being and applies continuous transformations on its texture.

Name That Synth 050722

video upload by SynthAddict

Reveal at the end.

Selekta Ambient Jerks

video upload by Cray

"Elektron Digitone"

Lo-Fi Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics cover) on the Realistic Moog MG-1

"This is the very first thing I ever recorded. (Well, before this there was a few years of goofing around with cassette decks. But that was all vocal "comedy".)

Early 1983, I'm 14 or or maybe just 15 years old here. I just bought my first synth, a used Realistic/Moog MG-1 Concertmate MG-1 which had RCA inputs for letting you play along to your stereo. That was all the mixer it took to do this tape-to-tape, sound-on-sound recording (hence the incredibly high noise floor). Every instrument is the MG-1. Please forgive my playing, it's literally my first day. (I was already a self-taught piano player, so not my first day on a keyboard. But close!)

Farewell Radio Shack!"

MOOG PRODIGY - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Korg MS-20 Mini Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Just the one pic. This is a supporting member listing.

Oberheim OB-8 Fully Overhauled and Restored SN C33508

via this auction

"Fully overhauled in 2021 by one of the two best synth restoration and repair shops in the country. Not just some contact cleaning and battery swap and listed as "fully serviced". This was restored to last another 30 or so years. Every single potential future problem was replaced and calibrated. I have all documentation to prove it which is also something people normally list and cant provide. Local pick up or drop off in Southern California only for now. I have a brand new unopened Fatar drop in replacement keyboard to go with it as well but they did such a good job restoring the original that I just left it as is.

Full list of overhaul below but please inquire for more details:

Power supply updated, replaced all smoothing capacitor, bridge rectifiers, regulators and trimmers.

Replaced ALL electrolytic capacitors throughout the whole synth.

Replaced ALL trimmer potentiometers throughout the whole synth

Replaced ALL analog switching ICs throughout the synth due to their known high failure rate

Replaced CV sample and hold capacitors due to their known high failure rate

Batteryreplaced and factory sounds loaded

All panel controls cleaned

Cleaned keyed and all keys, cleaned key contact strips and polished contact on keyboard PCBs. ALSO INCLUDES REPLACEMENT FATAR KEYBOARD for the future and if preferred to the original keyboard. They did such a good job on the keyboard I never bothered installing the fatar.

Calibrated to factory standards and had a 24 hour burn in.

This was a more than thorough overhaul by one of the best in the whole world."

Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer SN 151076

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POLLARD SYNDRUM TWIN Electronic Drum Synthesizer. Model 278. SN 1729

via this auction


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Roland Juno-6 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

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Roland SH-7 Polyphonic Vintage Analog Synthesizer

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Buchla Easel Command 208C - Orange

video upload by TheTrackdriver

"A piece of music recorded live. The two melodic stems come from the Buchla Easel Command 208C which is receiving MIDI from Steinberg Nuendo plus the internal sequencer. Some parameters are controlled by the Buchla 281 clone and the glide at the end by the 266. Chords are from the Waldorf Blofeld, bass from the Moog Sub37 and drums from the Akai Rhythm Wolf.

The blackbirds were filmed with a Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 with a Panasonic Leica DG 100-400 lens. The bird song was captured with a RΓΈde VideoMic GO II."

S-CAT Filter & TR-808

video upload by Space Cat Audio Technologies

"The TR-808 is running directly into the Filter. Both sides are set to PHASER.
Switching between DUAL & LINK allows you to access FILTER I with modulation or FILTER II for manual use."

AJH Patch of The Week: Sample & Hold & Sequence - Sequencer-synced random filter modulation

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"A simple patch showing how you can use a Sample & Hold module to spice up your sequences, by having it generate a new voltage on each sequence step, then using it to modulate the filter in a way that adds interest and variation to each note or beat. This technique has been used in electronic music since the 1970's, and it can still sound great. It will also work with an arpeggiator, which is what I use in the video, or simply the gate output of a keyboard controller played manually.

Patch Sheet PDF for this video:
Patch notes also further down the page.

00:00 Intro
00:23 Setting up the patch
01:00 How it sounds
01:56 CV MIX & combining modulation
03:32 Using DUAL RVG for S&H
04:28 Patch Sheet

Patch Notes:
Green dots show approximate pot and switch positions. Pots and switches that do not have green dots are not used in this patch, and should be left at their zero or off positions.
VCO: This is arbitrary for this patch - I'm using 2 VCO's and pink noise from the Glide + Noise module to provide a mix of frequencies, but you can use any audio source.
VCF: I used the Ladder Filter as it's a more common filter type, but it will work with any VCF, and I'd recommend trying band pass with something like the Sonic XV, as that will scoop both the high and the low frequencies as the Sample & Hold modulates it.
Sample & Hold: The Rate control isn't needed here, because the incoming clock replaces the internal LFO. Multiples: Any can be used, it's simply to allow the Gate signal to be sent to both envelope generator and Sample & Hold clock input.
Envelopes & VCA: Again, any can be used, such as the Contour Generators and Muting Mixer & VCA. On the VCA's, always start with levels low at first.
Modules used from top-left to bottom-right: Glide + Noise, Vintage Transistor Core VCO x2, Transistor Ladder Filter, Sample Hold & Slew, Gain Switch (or multiple), DH-ADSR Envelope, Discrete Cascaded VCA."

Cosmos 🌌 (Waldorf M + Rooms // Vermona Perfourmer + Timeline + LoFI Junky + H9 ; Erica Synths LXR02)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"I used 3 instruments for this track (recorded in one shot): the WALDORF taking care of the pads, the VERMONA Perfourmer Mk2 of the bass, lead & plucks and finally the SONIC POTIONS x ERICA SYNTHS LXR-02 for the drums.

The 2 synths were sequenced by my DAW (as for the drum machine, I used it's quite powerful sequencer with the probability feature for a couple of notes).

The M (8-voice, hybrid digital/analog synth) is being used in multi-mode with 2 pad sounds (I introduced the 2nd sound in the middle of the jam), all through the DEATH BY AUDIO Rooms pedal reverb.

As for the Perfourmer (4-voice, full analog synth), the:
- 1st voice was used to play the bass.
- 2nd voice a LO-FI lead/bass sound thanks to the ZVEX Lo-Fi Junky and EVENTIDE H9 (CrushStation).
- 3rd voice was used to play a pluck sound. I plugged in the MOOG analog MF Delay in its insert jack, and everything was routed out to the STRYMON Timeline delay.
- 4th voice was also used to play a pluck sound, routed as with voice 3, to the STRYMON Timeline.

* Hardware used *
- PADS: Waldorf M + Death By Audio Rooms
- BASS, LEAD, PLUCK : Vermona Perfourmer Mkii + Zvex Instant Lo-Fi Junky + Eventide H9 + Moog MF Delay + Strymon Timeline
- DRUMS: Sonic Potions x Erica Synths LXR-02"

Meng Qi Wingie 2, teenage engineering Op-1 | sunlit stream

video upload by patchesinblue

"streams of water, lit by the sun. the Mengqi Wingie 2 continues to inspire, producing the most unexpected and wonderful of musical moments. the teenage engineering op-1 provides the original sound through an arpeggiated synth sequence, and the Wingie 2 resonates with beautiful sounds

thank you for listening.

@patchesinblue on instagram, twitter, bandcamp and soundcloud"

Strymon StarLab Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Further Explorations with the Buchla Music Easel // Part Four

video upload by Genshi Media Group


Part Four of a series of short, exploratory videos to get reacquainted with my Buchla Music Easel which I’ve neglected these past couple of years. Effects from the Empress Effects EchoSystem."

All parts here

Synth Showcase #1 - Moog MG-1 (Realistic Concertmate MG-1)

video upload by NGC0 Music

"Playing bass over a simple track on Logic Pro with the Realistic Concertmate MG-1, or simply Moog MG-1. (It was manufactured by Moog Music, but commercialised by Radio Shack in the early 80s. Let me know what you think about it."

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

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