MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 19, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Modular Synth Keytar Live Set: Buchla Girl Transformed | X New Year Improv Techno Album by tamiX

video upload by tamiX (Nan Tang)

"This might be the right way to performance modular synth live ;)

00:00 Intro
04:40 251e-3 + 261e
07:00 NVO-C + 251e-3 + 261e
13:17 259e
19:10 DAO
23:43 NVO-A + 252e
25:37 NVO-A + 252e + 223e Arp
30:43 Ending

Written, composed, recorded and performed by tamiX
Mastering by tamiX
Shot by 松子
Video edit by tamiX
Cover photo by Rickychang

Produced by tamiX
Performed April 23, 2022, UFO Space live house, Beijing"

X New Year - the first improv techno album from tamiX
video upload by tamiX (Nan Tang)

"Supporting tamiX, buy this album on Bandcamp:

X New Year, the first album from tamiX, an artist skilled in improvising electronic music, records the live set at 024 in Beijing, a live house at Sanlitun, on the first day of new year night of 2022.

tamiX being an Buchla endorsed musician, played over 60-minute live set using rare Buchla 200e modular synthesizer system. It is an intensive exploration tamiX made to the music style she’s adept at: melodic techno, and created an unique tune integrating the features of experimental and musical.

To be affected by the distinctive glamour of tamiX, audiences should be in the live show, which is also the reason why tamiX barely released any record. As an electronic musician skilled in improvisation, compared with playing on the traditional music platforms, tamiX chose streaming video on YouTube instead, the leading medium in China and beyond the sea separately where audiences can watch all of her live show videos.

All things considered, the album X New Year includes the whole live show performance; meanwhile, the specific characteristics of tamiX playing electronic music improvisation are well demonstrated to its utmost.

Apart of the digital album, X New Year will be released as a special collector bundle, including a 44 pages photo book of tamiX's performance, and a USB sticker with more contents inside:

a) 60+ mins video of the performance
b) The trailer video
c) mp3 of the album
d) Uncompressed wav of the album
e) All photos in the photo book
f) Two picture of post cards
g) Pictures of the photo book
h) Cover picture of the album
i) Picture of my Buchla modules setup

Stay tuned for more infos about how to get the special collector bundle.

Track List:
00:00 Part I - 223e Arp NVO Intro
7:51 Part II - 223e Arp NVO + 259e Bass
14:25 Part III - 3650-2 DAO
21:43 Part IV - 261e Acid
28:51 Part V - 261e Acid Mkii
34:48 Part VI - 251e-B DAO
40:33 Part VII - 251e-B + 3650-1 DAO
49:40 Part VIII - 268e
53:23 Part IX - 223e Keyboard NVO
59:32 Part X - 282e NVO Ending"

The Making Of Led Zeppelin's In Through The Out Door: Episode 1 - Yamaha GX-1 Demo

video upload by JCM

Note the video should start just before the GX-1 demo. You can use the controls to move forward or back if you want.

"The road to In Through The Out Door led me to research every detail about the record. The episode discusses my personal experience discovering the album, the state of play for Led Zeppelin in 1978 and the elements that made up the sound on the final product: the Yamaha GX-1 and Polar Studios."

Tymp Legio - stereo digital percussion in 6HP from Noise Engineering

video upload by Noise Engineering

"We are taking pre-orders for Tymp Legio NOW. This module starts shipping Thursday, August 25, 2022:

Tymp Legio was inspired by our love of all things crashy, bangy, thumpy, kicky, smashy, or generally percussive. We like to have fun here at NE, and we really wanted this module to reflect the sense of playfulness and our commitment to making great-sounding stuff without taking ourselves too seriously. Tymp Legio's modes (Boot, Cat, Boing) are an onomatopoetic guide to the sounds each encompasses. The Tang switch selects the palate within each mode, and the Quack inputs duck your audio to your percussion (or pass through in Boing mode). Tymp Legio is fantastic for live performance, sound design, or anytime you just want to make some fun and different percussive noises.

The Legio platform is our newest 6HP platform. Any module in the Legio series can be swapped to any other in the series, completely free, at the Noise Engineering Customer Portal. Learn more about the platform at the World of Legio:"

Siamese Twins (Cure modular synth cover) + New Order, Joy Division, & Kate Bush Covers

video upload by Planter Music

"Siamese twins cover using modular synth and Roland 606.

#makenoise #4ms #intellijel #metropolix #mother32 #qpas #roland #tr606 #modular #synth"

Age of Consent (New Order) Modular Synth Cover

"Modular Synth and Roland 606 cover of Age of Consent by New Order"

Disorder - (Joy Division) Modular Synth Cover

Running up that Hill (Kate Bush) Modular synth cover

Modal Electronics//Argon 8πŸŽ›️Patch//aftertouch//Seq

video upload by Pellegrino Cirocco

"Pellegrino Cirocco-original patch"

Iconic Synth Bass Lines Pt. 1 🎹

video upload by Luke Million

With the Moog Multimoog & Moog Grandmother. Oberheim DX on drums.

Synth Rorschach #83: Nuns and Synths

This one is in via Gerard P.

Reminiscent of Every Nun Needs a SYNTHI, and Pin Electronics more risque version.

Update from Loscha in the comments:

"That is Sister Mary Keller.
A very important woman.
First person to get a computer science Ph D."

novation SUPERNOVA Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Effect Used.
Universal Audio Apollo 8P Audio Interface System.
Cooper® Time Cube Mk II Delay (Stereo Delay)
Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb."

Exploring KORG OPSIX altered fm synthesizer (no talking)

video upload by DATABROTH

"Check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon"

My friend lent my their Korg Opsix to explore and discover new sounds in, I'm glad to play with this unique and interesting FM synth, lots of cool new features in this one."

Red Moog Liberation Spotted on Danger Force | Lil' Dynomite | Nickelodeon UK

video upload by Nickelodeon UK

This one was spotted by Bastiaan W. @8BitBas

"In 2014 @matrixsynth featured a red Moog Liberation. Today I saw it on Nickelodeon."


Soundfly's Synthwave Com Truise Remix Contest

You might remember recent posts featuring Soundfly and Com Truise.

For those interested, they are hosting a remix contest. You can find complete details on Soundfly here.

Noise Engineering Polydactyl Versio | Platform Episode 11 | Dynamics Processing

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"It's always a joy when a new Versio firmware comes out. But this time, it's not an effect. Well, it can be, if you have a few 'tame' sources in your rack that could need some grit. If I understand correctly, Polydactyl wasn't really planned, it's more like a labour of love. When dynamics processing came to the brand new Legio platform, Noise Engineering decided it would be uncool to exclude Versio owners. This was also a great opportunity to do multiband compression because Versio has more knobs and CV inputs. Librae Legio is intended as 'end of chain glue', a master bus compressor. Polydactyl is targeted to sculpt individual modules or a submix. So this video inevitably dives into the area of sound engineering. Please note I am not a pro, just sharing what I've learned so far. Let's face it, us - modular people - have to make our sounds from scratch, we need to do the final mix and make sure it sounds good on most speakers. These modules can be a lot of help.

When I was about to finish this video, a Legio module came to my doorstep. So I needed to do some more recording and editing (tough job) to compare the two. More about Legio coming soon!

As usual, Polydactyl can be flashed into your Versio for free. It's completely up to you if you keep it there. A dedicated module is coming out on August 25th. Completely new with Versio? My personal favorite top 4 is Desmodus, Melotus, Imitor and a generic Versio for the less permanent jobs. A friendly warning: Versio and Legio are 'fly traps' or 'honey pots'. It usually doesn't end with just one module..."

Three new WMD Eurorack Modules - Legion, Orion, Subway

video upload by WMDevices

"A relatively quick demo and jam featuring our newest (and last) modules [see this post]. I say I'm not going to go in-depth, but I couldn't help myself. These modules are rad, and I like showing them off. More focused vids to come soon.

These modules are all being made in limited runs of 600. Once they're gone, they're gone.

Legion - Analog oscillator with TONS of outputs
Orion - Analog Phaser with wavefolder, variable stage amounts, and bypass
Subway - 8 input, 1 output signal scanner


The CASIO CZ-101 Cosmo Synthesizer - ShockWave

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-22 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

The CASIO CZ-101 Synthesizer from the year 1984 is a very interesting synth and one of my digital synth favorites.

All sounds came from the CASIO CZ-101. All self-programmed sounds.

Here can you find the full CASIO CZ playlist with single sound demos, sound tutorials and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy."

Alesis Andromeda Sounds - Part 2 - Ok, it’s not a Yamaha CS-80, but…

video upload by Friendly Noise

Part 1 here

"Introduced in 2000, the Alesis A6 Andromeda was a real miracle in a music world without modern analog polysynths. All big polyphonic names were no longer in production and only available in the used or vintage market. Some loved the Andromeda, some hated it, most simply didn’t come to know it because of the Alesis name and the lack of music hits featuring this powerful polysynth. The Andromeda can be described equally as a polyphonic instrument and as a polyphonic modular synthesizer. That´s how complex or deep it can be.

The sounds are illustrated with pictures of my own Andromeda. There is no video, because those are old recordings, made long time ago before I started recording videos. The purpose of the recordings was exclusively for personal use, a way to remember sounds I liked. Some recordings may still be useful today in order to get familiar with the sound of the instruments. Some sounds use the internal effects, some use external processing.

Video sections:

00:23 Vangelis plucked
01:07 Vangelis pad
01:48 Vangelis lead
02:37 Andromeda lead, sequence
03:45 Crazy lead
06:32 Andromeda pad, Doepfer A-100 lead
08:25 Onboard analog distortion
10:56 Ambient
15:10 Pad with external FX
15:42 Lead with ring modulation
17:44 Noise and Sample/Hold"

Korg Radias "Analog Dreams" - 64 Presets (Private Collection)

video upload by LFOstore

"Imagine Korg Radias as a Hero of Action Movie.
How it can sound? Warm? Authentic? Add famous sounds & you are here.

Introducing: 'Analog Dreams' soundset with one of the deepest patches you heard on Korg Radias

By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation.

64 professional handcrafted patches with mod wheel & velocity controllers.

Lush & Massive Strings
Deep Atmospheric Pads
Complex Sequences & Arps
Deep & Razor Basses
Reach Polyphonic Sounds
Re-creation of famous Synth Sounds
Edge Leads

No more strange factory presets with tones of effects & no more unuseful sounds, all sounds are ready to go in your track!

Get ready for the new soundtrack ideas with your Radias & 'Analog Dreams' pack!"

Fender Rhodes Piano Bass *Silver Top* - Pro Serviced w/Restoration

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings

"This set is in very good condition and working 100%. It has just been professionally serviced and with some restoration. As you can see, this is a 1960's silver top model. If this unit is shipped, please consider that there are many moving parts inside this unit and some adjustments may need to be made after receiving it."

Moog - One 8-Voice

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings

Roland Boutique TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 w/ Library

via this auction

E-MU Systems Proteus Keys PK-6

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

"The E-MU PK-6 is the keyboard version of the popular Proteus 2000 rack module with the same powerful sounds and features."

Roland VP-330 MKII Vocoder Plus SN 061952

via this auction

"A vintage string and vocoder synth with a unique sound!

The 49-key Roland VP-330, released in Japan in 1979, is a classic analog vocoder synthesizer that can produce an incredible range of string and vocoder tones that Sound generation is based on a 3-oscillator system, with further modification by some classic effects, such as LFO vibrato and extensive filtering. The filtering on this VP-330 really gives it a unique character. Add To these features the VP-330's compact form factor, and you have a great little vintage synth with an analog character that's pleasantly unique. It really does sound amazing. This synth has been used by a wide range of well-known artists, such as YMO,Vangelis and Pink Floyd. Don't miss it!"

Buchla Buchla Eardrill 077 Pendulum/Ratchet 2012 Silver

via this auction

"Super rare Buchla Eardrill 077 Pendulum/Ratchet. Don't see these often.. an awesome module."

You can find a demo of one here, and mentions in previous posts here.

Bad Gear - Roland Aira MX-1 Mixer

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland Aira MX-1 Mix Performer. Is this digital mixer, home studio backbone and live performance centerpiece the final boss of Roland's Aira range?

00:00 Intro tune
01:15 Overview Roland Aira MX-1
01:33 Aira USB integration (TR-8, TB-3, System 1), bus power, compatibility
02:26 Analog connectivity, Midi, Voice Transformer integration, SPDIF
02:50 Software integration, Recording, Playback, Audio/Midi Interface
03:22 Playing the Mixer, Mutes, Faders
03:44 Tone/Filter
04:07 Channel Settings
04:17 Beat FX (Sequencer), Filter, Sidechain, Slicer
04:45 Master FX (Scatter, Roll, Filter, Bitcrush, Delay, Flanger), Combi
05:14 Lack of 'real' FX
05:28 Aux Send/Returns
05:37 DJ features (headphone mixing, tempo nudge)
05:45 Snapshot Scene Memory, Mastering Section
06:06 Out-of-the-box DAW mixer, Ableton Live Controller, switch modes
06:26 Manuals, Pricing, Thanks
06:54 Hate
07:20 Jam 1
08:13 Jam 2
09:33 Finale
10:04 Verdict"

Polyend Play 1.0.1 Bugfix Firmware Update

video upload by Polyend

"To all the beatmakers, music producers, and bedroom musicians.
We are proud to announce that Polyend Play has just received its first firmware update!

You can download it and check the detailed changelog at:

With this one, we focused on the so-called childhood issues. And so this is a bugfix type update. It is fixing most of the little annoyances reported by its users (thank you for your help everyone!). Maybe you noticed them too, or maybe not. They’re gone, and you can now entirely focus on composing, performing, and having fun!

If you’re wondering about a larger feature update. We're on it and it’s coming soon. Stay tuned!

Audio/Video by @Isobutane"

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

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