MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, November 25, 2022

Friday, November 25, 2022

Modbap Trinity and Hue // Drum Synth Meets Color Processor

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this stream Matthew (aka EZBOT) will be exploring both the Modbap Trinity, a three channel drum machine in eurorack format, and Hue, a color processor also in eurorack format.

Get the Modbap Trinity here:
Get the Modbap Hue here:

TRINITY is a 3 channel Digital Drum Synth Array packed into a 20hp eurorack synthesizer. Effectively, Trinity performs as 3 powerful drum voices packaged into one beastly drum module with a few tricks up its sleeve.

HUE is an audio color and textural processing effect, in 6hp eurorack format. Hue is comprised of a chain of 5 effects (Drive, Filter, Tape Saturation, LoFi, Compressor). Each effect imparts a particular coloration, tone, distortion, and/or texture to the source audio. With HUE, Drums bang with more intensity & melodies morph into lush LoFi tones.
Video by: Matthew Piecora ( EZBOT)

00:00 Start
01:47 Hello"

Three Yamaha CS80s – Live in Action!

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"I have taken the last 3 live takes I recorded & play them simultaneously to show an exciting interaction of 3 CS80s jamming together!

Since the release of my video - “Yamaha CS80: The Most Iconic Sound Machine of All Time”, I’ve had requests for specific videos including:
Famous tracks using the CS80
How to program a CS80
CS80 vs the Jupiter 8
Could you demo the bass line from the 1980 Doctor Who theme?
Have you recorded any of your performances where you (a) demonstrate technique on the instrument??

& more.

So today – as requested – I have built an instrumental from scratch & recorded exclusively the CS80 to do all the parts.

I have split the video into 4 separate videos

The making of “Colourful Mountains”

How To Make A Track With The Famous Yamaha CS80

Here I take a basic drum pattern from Splice, then lay a bass sound using 3 different sounds from the CS80 including a sine wave for the bottom end.
I lay the chords & a CS80 brass part referenced from Rosanna by Toto.
I then lay a Vangelis inspired sequence part
Wind fx inspired by CS80 wizard – Kent Spong
Then I lay 3 live takes of CS80 which work together to complete the production
This Yamaha CS80 Live Multitrack Recording is Stunning
After recording the bass & pad, I record 5 takes down. In this video, you see the 5 takes - unedited from the beginning of the track to the end - complete as they are recorded.
Three Yamaha CS80s – Live in Action!
I have taken the last 3 live takes I recorded & play them simultaneously to show an exciting interaction of 3 CS80s jamming together!
Yamaha CS80 dissected – how does it sound?
Hear the dry takes in solo that made up “Coloured Mountains”. I have taken CS80 dry stems, so that you can hear the synth on its own in solo.

Thanks for watching & remember to subscribe so that I can keep these videos coming.

Andy Whitmore"

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Withering Lucifer (bioelectric composition #2)

video upload by Poorness Studios

"I'm continuing to experiment with the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines. This time I took the modular synth outside and let it interact with a Lucifer Canna Lilly in my backyard. This time of year, these plants go dormant so it's interactions were rather interesting.

See more videos made with plants here:"

LMNC Euro Filter and VCO demo!

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Join me as I explore the Look Mum No Computer Performance VCO and GRR Filter from Thonk that I just built!
Get yours here:"

LMNC Grr Filter - Build video

"Thonk sent me this cool kit to build!
Get yours here:

Stay Noisy!"

LMNC Performance VCO Build

"Thonk sent me this cool VCO with a built in tuner to build! Get yours here and come build it with me!

Stay Noisy!"

Best Gear of the Year : 2022 Artists Picks Part 4

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"It's nearing the end of another great year in synthesizers and pro-audio, and we look back with our friends on some of our favorite pieces of kit we tried out in 2022!
Read more on our Blog :"

Doepfer A-101-1 eurorack module as a multitype morphing filter

video upload by Tiefengrund

Cool blue A-110-4 QZVCO

KRISCHER - MicroFilter / DIY Tuto

video upload by John Krischer

"This clone of the mythical MS-20 vintage filter offers a spectacular Lowpass with a powerful resonance! The cutoff is controllable with the potentiometer and Control Voltage (CV)Trick: The filter can even resonate with itself by putting the PEAK at maximum and then create a massive oscillator.The kit countains : - 1 PCB- 2 potentiometers + knobs- 1 led switch- 1 red LED- 1 box in 5 parts- 1 super glue- 4 silicone pads- 1 power supply 24v 500mADesigned and prepared in Paris, France."

Video with audio demo posted here. You can find these on Reverb here.

Moog Source Monophonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Manual & Flight Case

via this auction

"This Moog Source from 1981 is in very good condition.
There will be just some little itches from the age...
Everything works ok and correct.
The Data Wheel has been replaced.

Ciat-Lonbarde DogeVox

via this auction

"DogeVox is a handmade [by the seller] the circuits used are made by Peter Blasser and CruxFX. The circuits used are Dogvoice, Rungling, 6rolz, 4rolz and Lil Sidrassi. There are switches for the haries on rungling and Lil Sid.

Stromer Mutroniks Ralph Junior

via this auction

"Simple modular synth I've [Stromer] worked on and with for the last few years.

1 Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1 Ladder filter 2 ADSR Envelope generators 1 Voltage Controlled Amplifier

The size is 5U 19", and is rack-mountable."

Korg Volca FM Digital Synthesizer with Sequencer SN 025921 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional Listings from The Noise Source

Sonicware Liven 8bit Warps 27-Key Synthesizer Groovebox SN 010-000463 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional Listings from The Noise Source

"This Sonicware Liven 8bit Warps is from the original run from the Kickstarter campaign. It's an 8bit retro sounding synth / groovebox with modern features like parameter locking, 128 step sequencer, 128 patterns, Real-time and step recording, Pattern chain, Metronome. This unit is in excellent condition and comes with all original packaging and accessories."

Herzlich Labs MAXIMA Touch Controller

video upload by Esoteric Music Machines

"Super fun first play with the Herzlich Labs MAXIMA touch controller, interfacing with Ieaskul F Mobenthey modules (Fourses, Denum, Denum, Sprott).

It's a really fun controller that works particularly well with the BOUNDS inputs on many IFM modules. It's housed in a custom (3D printed?) case, it's very fun to use, and I don't understand how an unpowered controller can even do what this one does, but there you are."

via this auction

"The MMI Maxima is the final word in MMI technology. Beautiful gold patterns form gradients of touch sensitive surface areas, each connected to an input/output. Drag, rub, pinch or tap your fingers across to form connections, and create evocative and unique performances. Utilize the various pattern densities and shapes in your performance, or create installations with whatever conductive material is to hand.

Operation is easy: simply plug any audio, LFO, CV, trigger, gate, offset or clock into any of the inputs on the front panel, and connect one or several outputs to destinations in your system. The symbols near the sockets correspond to the shapes on the panel, and all that remains is for you to form the connection between the desired symbols with your hand, or any other conductive object you may have. Connect multiple at the same time to achieve liquid, gradual mixing, evolving rhythmic patterns, mixed LFOs and more. Furthermore, touch the pressure plates more firmly or in more dense areas to form stronger connections - in practice, this means a signal will pass with more or less intensity, based on the pressure you apply."

Latronic Notron MIDI Step Sequencer Mk1 SN 10052

via this auction

You can find demos in previous posts here. There was also a rectangular blue model of the Notron.

"Incredibly rare: one of only about 150 of these made in the UK. As much an instrument as a sequencer, notable users include Björk and Howie B.

Tested and working well after a light service of the controls. Ready to ship.

This is actually the second one of these we’ve had our hands on as we also sold one that had previously belonged to Human League." [posted here]

Analogue Solutions Megacity Sequencer

via this auction

"True analogue step sequencers using CV pot’s not encoders.

Analogue CV circuits.

Hand built in Great Britain.

Massive 64 steps (series mode) or 2 x 32 steps (2 channel parallel mode)

2 CV outputs with Range and Glide (Portamento)

4 Gate outs (2 per channel)

2 CV quantisers


Jump and Reset – activate from MIDI note, Push Button and external Gate

Fill In and clock divide modes for variation

Compatible with Eurorack and most analogue synths with CV/Gate input

Voltage controlled clock

Many options for sequence control

Very easy MIDI sync possible using a dedicated MIDI note

Solid steel and aluminium construction

High quality sealed potentiometers, sturdy switches.

Unique green LED matrix style tear drop raining LEDs.

A favorite of Martin Gore.

Discontinued and impossible to find."

Roland VP-330 MKI Vocoder Plus 49-Key Synthesizer SN 850535 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"Great synth/vocoder in its Best version, as mk1 have a warmer stéréo chorus vs mk2. Very good cosmetic conditions, have some minor black spot on metal face ( not so easy to see) Big kenton Midi kit installed in 2019. The VP330 Will be professionaly checked after recording session in the end of December."

KORG POLY-61 Checking The Sound #korg #vintagesynthesizer #analogsynthesizer

video upload by Ernane Borges

"Fiz uma manutenção neste Synth Korg Poly-61 e resolvi gravar um vídeo dele testando alguns sons para deixar registrado aqui no Canal!!
Espero que gostem!!
(OBS) Os Efeitos de Reverb e delay são do SPX900"

"I did some maintenance on this Synth Korg Poly-61 and decided to record a video of it testing some sounds to record here on the Channel!!
Hope you like it!!
(NOTE) The Reverb and Delay Effects are from the SPX900"

Alesis Ion - Ensemble

video upload by

video upload by Ernane Borges

KadImprov #8 - Above the City - #CasioSK1 - #MoogMother-32 - #ProphetRev2 - #Syntrx

video upload by KadiMusic

"Welcome to #KadImprov Sessions #8: 'Above the city'

I envisioned a flight above a megacity while making this track. Sounds illustrating the vibes and rhythms in the different areas of a techno dystopian metropolis.

For this track I used the #CasioSK1 filtered with the Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer and the #ProphetRev2 on the main chords. I played the arpeggio pattern on the Moog #Mother-32. The drone sound design was made on the #Syntrx."

Lo-Fi Debussy Clar De Lune with Tascam Portastudio 424 and Make Noise Strega

video upload by riotbell

"This is just a simple short piece using the Strega to process Debussy on incoming tape from the Tascam Portastudio 424.

Recorded the Debussy on an old Hammond piano from the mid 1950s that's partially out of tune and has some serious key bed issues (built in lo-fi character I suppose).

When the Strega was first released I was really interested at how it would function as a processor of other instruments. It's surprisingly good at processing a variety of incoming signals. The filter and the delay can add a lot of character, though I wish there was some way to trigger the oscillator.

Honestly, I have mixed feelings on the Strega as a whole. It does some things incredibly well, but lacks a couple of basic features (like Midi) that would really open up the possibilities. Meanwhile, as much as I want to like the touch plates, they feel a bit like gimmicky overkill considering all the patch points (hope I'm wrong about this).

I might do a spoken review if folks are interested. I'm kicking around the idea of making spoken reviews and tutorials a bigger part of this channel, but haven't had as much free time as earlier in the year.

Thanks for listening."

Speed Controller for Cassette, Walkman, Recorder. TAPES

video upload by Olitronik Lab

"Tapes, is a small device to do sound experiments with cassette tapes, it allows:
-Vary the speed, speed control
-Easily save speed values in 4 presets
(Also saved in non-volatile memory to retrieve after power off.)
-Glide control for smooth transitions between presets
-LFO to vary the speed, with rate control, and wave selector
with 12 different types of waves or intensities.
-External CV to control speed from eurorack or Diy device like keyboard, ldr,...
-Trigger input to jump from one preset to another.
-Calibration of the starting point of the motor according to the model of walkman or recorder"

La Cumparsita «el tango de los tangos» //Instrumental Cover\\ Gerardo Matos Rodríguez #Tyros #Motif

video upload by Kosmokatze

"For warm thoughts in cold times.
A small practice piece, which I like to use to warm up."

Tera Pro 1.5 Update

video upload by VirSyn

"Tera Pro WAVES in app purchase now comes with two WAVES modules.

The WAVES module adds classic Wavetable synthesis to the sound palette of Tera Pro. It’s an optional module which you can purchase separately. Wavetable synthesis is a sound design technique which uses morphing oscillator waves to create sounds.
Wavetables can store a variable number (From 1 to 1024) of different frames/waves, allowing you to scroll through from one wave to the next, creating a new level of movement in your sound design. This movement can be stepwise as in the famous early PPG synths or smooth (using interpolation) and antialiased for a polished modern sound. Tera Pro WAVES allows you to explore this entire range.
WAVES allows for different waveform frame sizes in the range of 128 up to 4096 samples per cycle and up to 1024 frames. More than a thousand public domain wavetables covering most areas are already included in WAVES, and more can be added by the user."

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator 32 Tonic through Hologram Electronics Microcosm Demo

video upload by Mattelica

[patch] Distorted Pad (Blofeld)

video upload by Synthesizer Video Service

"Creamy distorted pad sound anyone? This video shows you how to program such a nice patch on the classic and affordable Waldord Blofeld. Let's talk about wavetables, the flanger and reverb, of course ;)

[00:00] Intro
[00:44] Oscillators and Wavetables
[03:46] Filters
[04:40] Envelopes
[05:57] Modulations
[08:53] Flanger
[10:10] Reverb
[11:34] Unisono Stereo Trick
[13:12] Final Patch
[13:55] Outro"

Bad Gear - Korg Volca Nubass - The Noobass

video upload by AudioPilz

00:00 Intro tune
01:13 Overview Korg Volca Nubass
01:40 WTF are Nutubes???
02:50 Ladder Filter
03:03 Envelope, LFO
03:29 Drive
03:48 Sequencer, Accents, Slides, Additional Features, Pattern Chaining
04:34 What else??? Pricing
04:52 Hate
05:16 Jam 1 (Volca Setup)
06:06 Jam 2 (Mixed Setup)
06:58 Finale (Non 303-Sounds)
07:27 Verdict
08:17 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout

Moog Model D Part 2 - Minimoog 2022 Edition

video upload by Synth Seeker

"🎹 More tweaking the Model D, and a small comparison to the Moog Matriarch."

Synth Seeker Model D posts

The Make Noise XPO: A Musical Exploration

video upload by Red Means Recording

"Let's explore the Make Noise XPO stereo oscillator and then improvise some music with it and friends.

00:00 panel and feature walkthrough
02:15 sync
02:55 fm
04:36 adding a filter
05:32 bringing in a second output
06:58 some thoughts
07:52 bringing in some drums
08:49 performance: how to make friends
14:00 performance: i'll see you again when I'm dead"

n/zyme Walkthrough Part 2(of 5): WAVE DRAWING

video upload by gattobus

"n/zyme is a Model Expansion available for Fantom flagship synth only.
Here's my second tutorial. This time I'm showing the incredible features of the drawing oscillator, an incredible tool to shape the sound with the touch of a single finger!"

Additonal n/zyme Walkthrough videos

Liven Lofi 12 - Old School Breakbeat Slicing & Stretching

video upload by ChrisLody

0:00 Answering your questions
3:10 Cutting breakbeats into separate hits
7:18 Sample start position automation

"Here's a nice nerdy one about the new Sonicware Liven Lofi-12 sampler. This will seem very familiar to anyone that's watched my Volca Sample video on the same subject because it uses the same method but it's less complex to setup on the Lofi-12

It's equip with a decent set of tools that we can use to create some interesting effects like old school beat slicing, stretching and pitch shifting

Here is the BPM calculator I mentioned:
1 bar of 75bpm audio is 3.2 seconds
3.2 seconds / 4 seconds max recording time = 0.8
10000 maximum slice points * 0.8 = 8000
So the end of a 75bpm drum loop is at 8000 in the sample edit mode

128 values / 16 steps = 8
So to spread a sample across 16 steps program the Start setting onto the steps like this:
0, 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120"

The Sound of Depeche Mode - Stripped - E-MU Emax SE Sampling Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

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

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One of my favorite songs from Depeche Mode from the album Black Celebration (1986)

I used the E-MU Emax SE Sampling Synthesizer (1986) for all sounds incl. the drums.
Like usual is this not a exact cover. My interpretation of this great track.

The E-MU Emax was one of the most used sampling synthesizers of the late 80s. Here is the full Emax playlist with a lot sampling sound demos, sampling tutorials and one synth demo tracks.
E-MU Emax Playlist:"

Arturia MINI FREAK Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp


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

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