MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Monolith Will Turn Your Sounds Upside Down

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video I share one of the modules I use in my vocal skiff which I designed for making samples to put into my Elektron boxes.

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monolith is a pitch-shifter reverb inspired by west coast synthesis techniques. It utilizes a time-domain based FM algorithm that acts as a shimmer.


in l and in r - audio input, left will be converted to stereo if there is no right input

blend - knob and CV for controlling the fade between the dry and fm audio signals

dj filter - knob and CV for controlling the reverb delay line filtering

wet - knob and CV for controlling the reverb decay

mod - knob and CV for controlling the scale of FM modulation. low mod values correspond with microtonal pitch regions. high mod values correspond with multiple octave shifts.

on - button and CV gate for toggling on/off FM modulation. when FM modulation is turned on/off, the FM modulator oscillator is reset.

Coolest Patch and How to Make It w/ the Oberheim OB-X8, Novation Peak & Other Synths

Coolest Patch I've Made and How to Make It // OB-X8 Taught Me How To Do This video upload by Ricky Tinez

"You need to have that Aha moment and then it'll be a breeze. Essentially, you're setting your oscillator up a fifth (7 semi-tones) and that's where your oscillator will always return to. From there, you can utilize your Mod Envelope to push it up exactly 1 octave! That way when you let go of the keyboard it falls from the musical octave, down to another musical note the fifth. Hope that makes sense! I love exploring synthesis and especially exploring OB-X8 Sounds now that i've had it. Sound design on the OB-X8 is straightforward but always in a sweet spot."

Oberheim OB-X8 Patches and Sounds

video uploads by Synth Sounds

"This is without effects, straight out of the unit. May need some chorus and delay/verb to match album or live tone."

Oberheim OB-X8 - RUSH The Camera Eye - Synth Patch Design
Oberheim OB-X8 - RUSH Subdivisions - Synth Patch Design
Oberheim OB-X8 - RUSH Subdivisions - Synth Patch Design
Oberheim OB-X8 - Prince 1999 - Synth Patch Design

You can find the Prince patch with a few others here:

Novation Peak Patches and Sounds

video upload by Mike Lewis

You can find a preset bundle here:

Novation Peak || Tranquility
Novation Peak || Nostalgia Pad
Novation Peak || Stargazing
Novation Peak || Ethereal Shores
Novation Peak || 8-Bit Pad
Novation Peak || Mountain Glaciers [Ambient]
Novation Peak || Choir Pad
Novation Peak || A Passing Storm [Ambient]
Novation Peak || A Late Night Pad
Novation Peak || Ambient Pad
Novation Peak || Arpeggio Jam 2
Novation Peak || Milky Waves
Novation Peak || Arpeggio Jam

Bach Well Tempered Clavier book 1 - Prelude and Fugue in C Minor - Synth

video upload by Dor Heled

"A 'switched on' version of Bach's The Well Tempered Clavier book 1 - Prelude and Fugue in C minor, inspired by Wendy Carlos
Played on Dave Smith Prophet Rev2

Read the full blog post about Wendy Carlos - Switched On Bach :"

Loud Ripping Modular Synthesizer Lead Patch

video upload by John L Rice

"Turn It UP! 😁

Noisebug store in Pomona CA made a nice trade with me for some gear so I picked up a second Synthetic Soundlabs Tube VCA to do stereo patches with them, something I’ve wanted to try ever since I got the first one! The patch is pretty simple, just a MIDI keyboard into a Synthesis Technology MOTM-650 interface to create CV and gate voltages, a Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas Magnus VCO's audio output mult’d into the two SSL Tube VCAs, the separate outputs of a single STG Soundlabs Envelope Generator in 'Pyramid Blaster' mode modulated the Tube VCAs, and three outputs of a Marienberg Devices Sine Phase VCO is modulating the Cursus VCO via a couple Q125 signal processors."

Moon Modular sequential switch and ratcheting 5U modular synthesizer experiment.

video upload by I like the Chaos.

"I am enjoying the Moon Modular Sequential switch. I am using it to string patterns together from my Synthesizers dotcom Q119 Sequencer and my Encore Electronics Universal Event Generator. The main bass line is a DIY Ian Fritz DoubleDeka VCO through an STG Soundlabs Sea Devils filter. There are also Corsynth drum modules prominent in the mix. There is a lot more going on as well. Much of it was experiments that did not add to the sound when prominent, but added interest to me when lower in the mix and triggered occasionally. This started out sounding a bit like Devo, but as it progressed seemed to add in some Adrian Belew era King Crimson, and now it barely sounds like either.

I may do a demo of the Universal Event Generator soon. A tip in the meantime, try patching the Trigger out into the trigger in and experiment with the different settings, especially finish loop. You may have to hit the manual gate button to get it started, but that little tip was something I had not thought of until I spent some time with some Serge Modules."

Shimmer-like reverb on a Yamaha QY70 (following @Avrilcadabra 's recipe), plus update on LMN-3

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"A few days ago, @Avrilcadabra posted a rather ingenious video showing how to "fake" a shimmer reverb on the Dirtywave M8. You should watch it, it's short and to-the-point and it really deserves more views: [below]
In this video, I'm testing if the same ideas work on a Yamaha QY70 as well.
No table of contents today, but there's a demo at 4:36, and a short update on the LMN3 video at 6:00"

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How to make lush Shimmer reverb on M8

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"If there's a will there's a way.

#m8tracker #dirtywave

Sorry this video is fast, I tried to make it slow, but not slow enough, I zoom around the M8 so quick from using it so much. , so I'll explain here.

If you have the current firmware you can quickly render any bit of a song.
Hold shift and option to select what you want to render then press Edit 3 times, select OK to render, M8 will auto load a sampler instrument and add the render (how neat)

My pattern was 4 phrases long, so I make a new chain on the song screen, add new phrase, in that phrase add a c-4 note, it will be the new rendered sample.

then I add three empty FE phrases to the chain, to pad it out, so the sample plays uninterrupted for 4 phrases long.

Next we apply the time stretch method to our instrument, set LENGTH to 00, PLAY to FWD LOOP, set LFO to LOOPST, set OSC to Ramp UP, TRG to RETRIG,and finally FRQ to whatever length your sample is, mine was 4 phrases so I select 40 (help text says this is 4 phrases), if your pattern you rendered was 1 phrase long, then set FRQ to 10 for example,

Tweak LENGTH till it sounds less crap, between 2-4 usually.

Now adjust your C-4 to be C-5, shimmers are pitch shifted reverb an octave higher than the original sound. Because we have applied the time stretch technique our render will still be in time an octave higher. (if you want to make submarine reverb set it to C-3, or add another chain on song screen and have submarine and shimmer together!?) Now turn the DRY to 00 on the render, turn the reverb to A0, now we will only hear the octave up reverb tail, now to delay the reverb tail we use the FX command DEL02, to delay the render by 2 ticks. Now it will sound pretty good.

The final step is to add reverb on your original pattern, it will then blend into the octave up render reverb to create a full sounding Shimmer. I own a strymon reverb pedal, so I've made this to sound as close to that as I can."

Plugin Boutique Virtual CZ & Arturia CZ V "Mozaic Tones" Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

"After succesful Casio CZ-1 'Mozaic Tones' Soundset we took our attention to affordable plugin vst version of CZ Legacy - Plugin Boutique Virtual CZ!

Introducing 'Mozaic Tones' Soundset with 64 complete new organic sounds for Virtual CZ:

Mellow Leads
Beautiful Pads
Sweeping Strings
Deep Basses
Bells & Plucks
Poly's & Brass

From Ambient & Electronica to SynthWave & SynthPop with benefits of phazeDistortion synthesis.

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

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Arturia CZ V - "Mozaic Tones" Soundset 64 Presets

video upload by

Jeannie Polyhonic DIY Synthesizer Part 17: LFO3 AMP modulation

video upload by Rolf Degen

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Yamaha - FS1R - FM Tone Generator

via this auction

"1998 ultra classic 19" rack synth from Yamaha, FS1R. As we all know, this machine sounds like nothing else, with its 16 operators of FM synthesis / Formant shaping."

8 x 8 Op - (8 pitched, 8 unpitched), each with: attenuation envelope & frequency envelope

Programming is like painting a mural through a keyhole. There are external editors though including an iPad editor I created years ago. Note this listing is not mine.

Restored Roland Jp-8000 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha VL1 Version 2 w/ USB Drive

via this auction, also on Reverb

Rare Yamaha keyboard with unique sounds and functions. This is Version 2 of this legendary synth. Works well and sounds great. The floppy disk drive has been replaced with a USB floppy emulator (compatible with USB memory sticks)...

More info from Yamaha:

'The first model of synthesizer to feature VA (virtual acoustic) tone generation based on physical modeling, a complete departure from sampling and FM. A VA tone generator creates sounds by simulating the physical mechanism by which wind, string and other instruments produce sound. The virtual instruments simulate characteristics such as the shape and materials of music instruments, allowing the creation of tonal changes that respond to the breathing and playing methods used. The VL1 was created with reed instruments and other wind instruments in mind, and thus is two-note polyphonic.'"

MIX / PAN / VCA / X-FADE | ADDAC System - ADDAC805.VS2 VC Signal Router

video upload by DANIELE

"It's been on the market for a while but I wanted to make a video of ADDAC805.VS2 by ADDAC System, one of my favourite modules!

0:00 Intro
0:27 Direct inputs
0:37 Master stereo VCA
0:59 L-R sections
1:23 All inputs through the master stereo VCA
1:35 4 quadrant mixing
2:19 Panning / crossfading the direct inputs
2:41 Crossfading between L-R sections"

Modular Synth Remix of The Faint - Symptom Finger (with Make Noise Morphagene)

video upload by Autotross

"Running The Faint's 'Symptom Finger' through my Tape and Microsound Music Machine."

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

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