MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, October 30, 2022

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Happy Halloween - Spooky CZ Funk

video upload by midicake

"Nothing like a CZ for a cheezy monster sound.

Happy Halloween.

(Pumpkin Image by pikisuperstar on Freepik)"

SynthPlex Sun. Tour

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SynthPlex Sun. Tour2

SynthPlex Sun. Tour3 - Moogseum


video upload by Gamechanger Audio

"We're here in Los Angeles for SYNTHPLEX 2022! Ilja is presenting MOTOR SYNTH MKII set - let's get it going with MOTOR MUSIC!
MOTOR SYNTH MKII is available now in limited quanitty:"

SynthPlex 2022: Erica Synths Perkon and Syntrx II

video upload by sonicstate

"We recently reviewed the Perkons performance drum machine fro Erica Synths, but you cant beat hearing what its maker can do with it, so we were lucky to find Girts Ozolins, the main man on the booth. He showed us a little of what makes the Perkons a popular machine for performers, and also we got a look at the Syntrx II the EMS AKS inspired synthesizer with digitally controlled patch bay. It has more focus on input processing than Syntrx I.

Available later this year priced at around €1800 euros."

Sequential TAKE 5 (sounds example) by graal7

video upload by graal7

"some sounds of take 5"

MiniFreak Quickstart Tutorial // How to Program and Edit Tones

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A Quickstart guide for the Arturia Minifreak. Here I demo how to edit tones and create your own patches as well as understanding how to navigate your way through the interface. I was hoping to make a 10 minute video BUT there's a fair bit to get through. I've been as edit happy as I could but it's difficult to do anything useful in less time."

0:00 Intro
1:39 The Basics
4:00 Shift + Sound Edit Functions
6:50 Hold and Chord Modes
8:04 Assign
9:26 Macros
11:38 Oscillators and Filters
14:53 12 Voice Paraphonic Mode
17:41 LFOs
19:37 LFO Waveshaper
20:25 Cycling Envelope
21:40 Patch from Scratch Housey Chord
23:05 How to Program Wobble Bass Tone
25:44 How to Make a Vintage Pad

Yet another mini Eurorack system test - Oct 30 2022

video upload by John L Rice

"This 4ms Company Pod48x contains a Vermona meloDICER, 2hp LFO, Instruo [1]f, and a Tall Dog Electronics uBraids (a Mutable Instruments Braids clone). The pedals are a Strymon DIG and a Meris Mercury7.

Sorry for all the quickie iPad tests lately, I will get back to more quality content soon . . . or . . . at least more in-depth and lengthy content with questionable quality?! 😆

#modularsynth #electronicmusic #eurorackmodular"

Expanding the Mother 32 - Sub-octaves, wave multipliers & extra VCO's for chords & vintage fatness

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"Here are some ideas for expanding the sonic possibilities and fattening up the sound of the Moog Mother 32 analogue synth - We're sometimes contacted by customers who have, or want to add AJH Synth modules to theirs, as the Mother 32 has great connectivity for Eurorack integration, so hopefully this will video will show a little of what is possible. The Mother 32 has a single oscillator, so the most obvious choice would be to add more VCO's, in order to perform harmonies and simple chords, but also it doesn't have a sub-bass, or sub-octave generator, so this may also be worth considering. In this video we demonstrate both of these options, using the MiniMod Vintage Transistor Core VCO's, the Ring SM to generate sub-octaves and as a CP3 style mixer, but also the Wave Swarm to simulate multiple stacked sawtooth waves. We also use the Sample Hold & Slew to generate rhythmic, random filter modulation, the Precision Voltages as a convenient way to select precise octave and semitone pitch changes of VCO's, and use the V-Scale to address 1V/Oct scaling/tracking issues that may occur when using the Mother 32 to control external VCO's or other instruments via CV.

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

00:00 Introduction/Overview
00:53 Sub-octaves/sub-bass (Ring SM)
02:40 Sawtooth multiplication (Wave Swarm)
03:50 Ring SM as CP3 Input mixer
04:44 Using it with a sequencer
06:33 Sample & Hold filter mod
08:37 The need for the V-SCALE
09:09 Adding more VCO's
10:25 Using the Precision Voltages
11:19 Multiple VCO's & a sequencer

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for module 'User Guides', and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides, detailing functions/methods, and a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself:

Video by DreamsOfWires"

SynthPlex 2022 - Array Sounds Double Scoop Preview

video upload by sonicstate

"Jason Donnelly (aka DJ Puzzle) and Matt Yost are two of the folks behind the long estabilshed Soundtrack Loops and both are experienced music and media composers. They are working on a new brand: Array Sounds, which will focus on plug-ins and virtuakl instruments. The first product of which will be Double Scoop a simple 2 layer sample player with synthesis and effects, designed to fill your need for chill keyboard and synth sounds. They were showing a preview of the new software, now in Beta which will be launched in January 2023."

SynthPlex 2022: Five12 Vector Updates and QV-L Function Module

video upload by sonicstate

"The Five12 Vector Sequencer has a lot of fans - Daniel Miller uses it in his live and studio setups and many more. The firmware 3.0 is approaching and we got a look at some of the features coming with James Coker. He also showed us a new module - the QV-L which is a complex multi-function generator with LFOs., Envelopes and much more besides. With four modulation busses and a ton of configuration possibilities, it packs a lot into a single module.

This will be available end of the year with more to follow early next year priced at $379"

PIRIN V2 Movie by NatLife

video upload by Igor Leus

"Buy This Sounds:

NatLife Sounds presents a second version of PIRIN for Dreadbox Nymphes polyphonic analog synthesizer. This set of sounds contains all the experience and mastery of sound design from NatLife. From the biggest Blade Runner inspiration String Pads to massive Trance Leads, cosmic FXs, modulated Plucks, ARPs, atmospheric Bass, magic & nostalgic Pads, Chords, and other sounds.

Each sound has been worked out in detail to create incredible harmony and melody throughout. For this, all possible and almost impossible methods available on board the Nymphes were used.

The entire sound bank shows a huge variety of sounds applicable to absolutely any musical style, Cinematic sound design, stage sound, and other professional processing.

For a complete understanding of what you will get - listen to the Demo presentation. All Presets sound is absolutely identical to what you purchase. No enhancers, limiters, compressors, equalizers, or other adjustments were used in the presentation.

On the final channel is only one reverb setting from Valhalla Shimmer."

SynthPlex Sat - Pedro Eustache live (starts at 22:54)

video upload by SynthAddict

"Pedro starts at 22:54 :-)
Amazing performance as usual - flutes, wind controllers, and modular..."

Oberheim OB-Xa Sound Design Tutorial - Intro from Den Harrow - Don`t Break My Heart

video upload by RetroSound

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Sound Design Tutorial
Intro Sound from 'Don`t Break My Heart' by Den Harrow (1987)
The OB-Xa patch sheet can you find at the end of the video

The Oberheim OB-XA Synthesizer is one of the big legendary synths in music history. Here can you find the full OB-Xa playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy. The OB-Xa playlist:"

1 Hour of Relaxing Ambient Modular Soundscape to Help You Study, Relax, and Sleep | Episode 2 |

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
This is the second patch in this new series of very long modular soundscapes which will be anywhere from one hour to 4 hours depending on the complexity of the patch and how many modules I am using.

Seems like y'all really enjoyed the previous one, so I will continue on this trajectory. 1 or 2 videos per week, as well as some Ambient Explorations episodes which are coming soon.

Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:

Perks of being a member include Patch from scratch videos, behind-the-scenes, HD pictures of gear and such, unreleased music, sample packs, and many more :)"

E-MU Systems XL-7 Command Station 128-Voice Synthesizer (w/ TSCY and BeatGarden ROM cards)

via this auction

"16 tracks, excellent 32 channel midi implementation, on-board effects, immediate sound shaping, velocity sensitive drum pads/keys, amazing Z-plane filters
This is an amazing machine for 90's techno, house, and ambient styles!
This unit comes with the stock XROM card, but I have upgraded it by adding the Techno Synth Construction Yard and the BeatGarden ROM cards! These are normally found in the E-mu Orbit 3 synth. This gives you several thousand presets.
There is only one ROM slot left for you to add to before the unit is maxed out."

Antonus Step Brother ARP Based Sequencer

via this auction

Moog Taurus1 Bass Pedal Synthesizer SN 2405

via this auction

"MOOG Taurus Bass pedal synthesizer from early 1979. Cosmetically very good and in 100% original condition. Has been meticulously cared for and always stored in a safe environment. The unit is functioning as it is supposed to meaning there’s absolutely nothing wrong it. Only two long term owners since new."

MAM ADX1 Percussion Desktop Drum Synth

via this auction

ROLAND Guitar Synthesizer GR-500 Played by Shiro Tanigawa

video upload by Junichiro Yamasaki

The Prettiest Analog Synth (That Also Sounds Fantastic)

video upload by HAINBACH

"If you like the synth sounds of Boards of Canada, Plaid and other early Warp acts, and you appreciate beautiful design, the Mutuca FM by Arthur Joly [Reco-Synth] is for you. Arthur send me it a while with no strings attached, and when I finally found time to play with it, I was amazed by its sounds and decided to record a video on it. The Mutuca has a warm and rich tone, almost like it was already processed on tape. Not a synth for every situation, but basses and leads it does charmingly well.


Midicake ARP - Custom Chords and Octave lock

video upload by midicake

"Showing off Midicake ARP's abilities in customizing the notes available to the arpeggios.

I also lock the bass pattern to a fixed octave so it doesn't follow the global octave during the jam.

You might even spot me editing the bounce pattern. That will be available in the upcoming firmware update. More news on that very soon.

I hope you enjoy this, let me know in the comments what you'd like to see in these videos. The recent music box demo tunes are all very nice but I want to do more varied musical styles. A little edgier maybe? I'm open to suggestions.

Find out more"

SynthPlex 2022: Elektron Song Mode Overview

video upload by sonicstate

"Elektron users have been waiting a long time for this new feature, and while its not for all units, the Digitone, Digitakt and Syntakt all get it. We caught up with Mario Hernandez for an over view of what it can to. As with many Elektron features, its geared around performing and the ability to hold and loop at any point in the song is a cool feature."

SynthPlex 2022: 1010Music Razzmatazz - Pocket Drum Machine

video upload by sonicstate

"1010music have extended their Nanobox range - the tiny USB powered touchscreen instruments (Fireball and Lemondrop) with a pink drum machine - the Razzmatazz features 8 voices of FM and sample based drum synthesis, two fx, filters, MIDI io, SD card, sampling and pattern sequencing all in the the improbably small form.

We have one and will be reviewing it in due course, but Jim caught up with Steve Joslin from 1010music to take a look at the features."

Schaffhausen - 1010music Blackbox - Ambient Session

video upload by Senti mental

"Was visiting a good friend in Shaffhausen and made a little session on the Blackbox, which is always a good tool for a travel.

We had a little trouble with the autofocus, sorry for that!
Still using the old OS, there is a newer version out now.

(No more Instagram)

Pretty straightfoward session as you can see. Best listened to with good headphones or decent stereo equipment."

Osi-Op : Making a Kick Drum (Drum Synthesis) : Vaemi (Eurorack)

video upload by Vaemi

Today we will make kick with Osi-Op and talk about drum synthesis.
First, let's set up our audio signal chain.
Now we connect the output of our Main VCA to our speakers.
We plug the Sine Wave Output of Oscillator 1 to channel 1 of VCA.
Gozinta is a preamp module. We will use this module for clipping later in the video.
We connect the trigger from the sequencer to the Trig Input of the Function Generator.
With the help of Stack Cable, we will route this trigger signal to Trig Inputs of other function generators.
That is, Trig In 1 will directed to Trig In 2, Trig In 2 to Trig In 3 and Trig In 3 to Trig In 4.
For clipping, let this cable stay here for now.
The first Envelope will control the amp.
the second Envelope will be connected to the LPG module which will control the FM signal.
LPG Output will be connected to the TZ FM Input of the 1st oscillator.
Now let's connect your 2nd oscillator, which will make FM, to LPG.
One of the most important connections that will now create the kick and drum synthesis is that the Envelope controls the frequency of the Oscillator.
For this, I multiply the output of 3 Function Generators with a multiple and direct them to 2 oscillators.
I usually prefer to use 2 Envelopes to control the frequency of the oscillator.
Let's use this envelope by duplicating it over buffered multiple.
the fourth envelope will set it shorter to get a sharper, brighter, punchy attack sound.
I connected the third envelope to the Exp.FM input and the fourth envelope to the 1v/oct input.
After all, they are doing the same thing on both entries. At this point, some minor changes can be made.
Now we can start to hear the patch we made.
After all, you can kick with a single envelope generator, but using too many envelopes this way will give you a lot of flexibility and freedom in making sounds.
Since the Thru Zero Fm technique does not distort the frequency of the oscillator, it will allow you to shape your kick's first attack sound on a much wider scale.
Now let's activate clipping.
In this way, you can get sounds with richer harmonics, harder, brighter, and the low end is more stable. In this way, you have a chance to get much more aggressive sounds."

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