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Thursday, August 31, 2023

New muSonics VANILLA 5U Modular Synthesizer Based on the Oberheim SEM w/ KORG MS20 LFO

Overview video upload by manmade madman

"This is an introduction to the Vanilla modular synthesizer by muSonics.
The Vanilla synthesizer is a wholly contained modular synthesizer in 5u/Moog Unit and is inspired by the original Oberheim SEM and Two Voice models. As shown, it has normalled CV/Gate, two oscillators, a multimode SEM filter, two Attack/Decay/Sustain envelopes each with built in VCA's, and an output mixer. There are many points of overdrive and distortion in the signal path, which I think is a great thing.

You can think of this as a modular 'best of' modular Oberheim SEM!

Come see it LIVE and in person at #KnobCon2023

#musonics #modularsynth #oberheim #analogsynth"

Aerated Distortion: synth track criada com Moog Sub 37 e MPC One

video upload by Marcus Padrini

"Durante a pandemia, registrei algumas ideias com setup alternativo. Agora, aos poucos, vou transferindo as faixas para o setup principal. É o caso da faixa Aerated Distortion, criada a partir de um preset do Dave Smith Tetra, com uma sequência do Arturia Keystep pro, strings do Behringer VC340 e lead do Moog Sub 37. De todos eles, somente o Sub 37 permanece no setup.

O Tetra e o VC340 foram substituídos aqui pelo MPC One e seus instrumentos virtuais. Recriei o timbre do Tetra utilizando o Jura (juno 106) e os strings com o Solina do MPC. Incluí um baixo do ARP Odyssey (também do MPC) e mantive o mesmo patch de lead do Sub 37. Tudo sequenciado no MPC One.

During the pandemic, I recorded some ideas with an alternative setup. Now, little by little, I'm transferring the tracks to the main setup. This is the case with the track Aerated Distortion, created from a Dave Smith Tetra preset, with a sequence from Arturia Keystep pro, strings from the Behringer VC340 and lead from the Moog Sub 37. Of all of them, only the Sub 37 remains in the setup.

The Tetra and VC340 have been replaced here by the MPC One and its virtual instruments. I recreated the Tetra timbre using Jura (juno 106) and the strings with Solina from MPC. I included a bass from the ARP Odyssey (also from MPC) and kept the same lead patch from the Sub 37. All sequenced in MPC One."

Synthstrom Deluge - Isomorphic Keyboard Jam

video upload by Easy Tiger

"I'm having fun with the isomorphic keyboard layout on the deluge. It takes a little bit of getting used to but sure is a lot of fun. I especially like how easy it is to play some pretty fast pentatonic runs just like on a guitar.

All synth sounds other than the lead originated from The Korg opsix."

Improvisation for Butterfly Benjolin & Zlob Foldiplier

video upload by Żłob Modular

"Improvisation and video by J.Soliday"

How to setup the Yamaha V50 with a breath controller

video upload by Off The Matrix

"The steps to setup the breath controller should be the same with the other 4 operator synths like the DX11. I'm playing the new Growly Sax created for the V50."

Moog 1630 test 5Hz scale

video upload by

"Moog 1630 test 5Hz scale, apparent hole?...

I think this is imposed by MC1494 a 4 quadrant multiplier i.c., so it is a normal operation in this project."

You can find addtional demos in previous posts here.

Analogue Systems RS240 Bode/Moog Frequency Shifter

via this auction

"The module has been infrequently used. There is some rack rash as shown in photographs. This listing is only for the RS240 Module and the Doepfer to Analogue Systems power adapter in the power connector, see photo. It does not come with a power cable. The module functioned properly when I tested it last week. The module is not specifically in a Eurorack format (see the Analogue Systems website), but fits nicely in a Eurorack case.

With regard to the adapter to allow use of a "Doepfer" style power cable be sure to align the red stripe on the Doepfer power cable with the end noted "Red" on the PCB. There is also a red stripe on the adapter. It works fine with the +/-12 and +5 volt supply from a Doepfer power supply.

If you are not familiar with Analogue Systems or this particular module, I suggest going to the Analogue Systems web site for more information and the manual. Big City Music also has a listing for a new module with a link on their page for an installation guide.

Analogue Systems

This is an amazing and accurate reproduction of the original Bode/Moog 1630 Frequency shifter in a wonderfully compact form. It has all the features of the Bode/Moog 1630. One very nice and notable behavior is there is no "dead zone" when shifting through zero. Many (all?) the original/vintage Bode/Moog 1630 Frequency Shifters exhibit an annoying dead zone when shifting through zero (I know that at least one of the modern clones has a "dead zone" as well*). That is, the shifter stops shifting the frequency creating a region where no shift occurs as one approaches and moves through zero. The Analogue Systems RS240 doesn't do this. Rather, there is a smooth transition through zero which is far more useful and the correct behavior.

SynthAl on YouTube has a short video which seems to show this 'dead zone.' [see here] "

Corsynth Audio Demos

video uploads by Corsynth


Corsynth C101 and C101B audio demos. The C101 OTA Lowpass filter MKII is a four pole low pass filter based on four cascade OTA-stages. MU Format More info :
CORSYNTH C102 VC LFO - Audio Demos
The C102 VC LFO is a voltage controlled low frequency oscillator with five waveforms available simultaneously.
CORSYNTH C103 Frequency Divider / Multiplier MKII - Audio Demos
The C103 Frequency Multiplier / Divider MKII includes two frequency dividers and two frequency multipliers.
CORSYNTH C104 Odyssey of Sound VCO - Audio Demos
The C104 Odyssey of Sound VCO is a voltage controlled oscillator based in the discrete core of the ARP VCOs
CORSYNTH C105 VC Noise / Lo-Fi MKII - Audio Demos
The C105 VC Noise / Lo-Fi Machine MKII is a voltage controlled analog sample rate reducer , sample and hold and a VC Noise generator.
CORSYNTH C106 Dual Loopable VC AD Envelope - Audio Demos
The Corsynth C106 Dual Loopable VC AD Envelope it’s a really versatile module. It’s not only a Dual Voltage Controlled Attack / Decay envelope, it’s also a dual VC LFO, an audio generator, a complex contour generator, a dual pulse delay, a voltage controlled AD envelope with adjustable delay and more….
CORSYNTH C110 2044 VCF - Audio Demos
The C110 2044 VCF is a four pole low pass filter based in the classic filter SSM2044. This filter chip is responsible for the sound of some well known polysynths from the 80s like the Korg Mono/Poly, Korg Polysix, Korg Trident, PPG Wave 2.2 and 2.3, EMU Emulator I, Kawai K3 and Sx-240, Siel Opera 6….
CORSYNTH C113 West Coast Timbre - Audio Demos
A wavefolder is a non-linear waveshaping circuit that allows to create rich harmonic waveforms. Its a distortion circuit that folds back the signal when it reaches a certain level.
CORSYNTH C114 T-Mixer - Audio Demos
The C114 T-Mixer is a four channel transistor based mixer. The design is based on the classic Moog CP3 mixer but adapted to modern modular signal levels. The CP3 mixer was a key factor in the classic Moog modular sound.
CORSYNTH DR-01 Bass Drum - Audio Demos
The DR-01 Bass Drum is an analog drum module in MU format. The DR-01 has all you need to create bass drums , toms a many other sounds
CORSYNTH DR-02 Snare Drum - Audio Demos
The DR-02 Snare Drum is designed to synthesize electronic snare drum sounds of any kind. From the classic preset drum machines from the 70s to TR-XXX, electro snares, zaps…
CORSYNTH DR-03 Hi-Hats / Metal - Audio Demos
The DR-03 Hi-Hats / Metal is designed to synthesize Hi-Hats and metal percussion and even FX

Corsynth - C103 self-runing patch #shorts #synth #analogsynth #synthesizer #modularsynth

video upload by Corsynth

"Creating a self-runing patch using the C103 Divider as sequencer. #5u #synthesizer #analogsynth #muformat #5umodular #synthesizersdotcom #moogmodular #modularsynthesizer #drumsynthesizer #drumsynth #analogdrums #modularsynth #synth #modularsynth"

Noise Engineering Introduces Xer Mixa stereo mixer/stereo aux outs and Expando Expandi CV expander

video upload by Noise Engineering

"Xer Mixa and Expando Expandi ship September 6, 2023. Preorder yours now:

Xer Mixa is a mixer with ten stereo-paired inputs (8 channels and 2 aux-ins), three stereo-paired output busses, tactile controls, and a 100% analog signal path with low noise and crosstalk, pristine sound quality, and ultra-high headroom. A built-in analog leveling amplifier is great for adding some punch to your mix. A digital control interface harnesses the true power of hybrid design, allowing for state save and recall, per-channel pan law and pre/post send settings, multichannel editing, and MIDI I/O.

Xer Mixa features 10 stereo-paired input channels: 8 interactive fader-controlled channels and two aux inputs. All 10 inputs feature clickless mutes. The screen makes configuration of per-channel pan-law settings, pre- or post-fader sends, and channel and MIDI CC routing simple and intuitive. Save your settings in one of seven preset slots for easy recall for your next set or session.

We designed Xer Mixa to be as compact as possible, with a streamlined and compact-yet-usable interface. However, if you’re looking for CV control, the 4 HP Expando Expandi adds 8 freely assignable CV inputs to the Xer Mixa. Connect up to two Expando Expandi to Xer Mixa for easy CV control over channel levels, pan, aux sends, and more. Xer Mixa and Expando Expandi are also available individually.

Xer Mixa can also be oriented with the jacks at the top or the bottom: a simple system setting inverts the screen for easy customization to fit your rig. And despite its extensive I/O, Xer Mixa clocks in at just 32 HP. Whether you have a massive studio rig or a compact performance system, Xer Mixa is the perfect choice for a tactile, expressive mixing experience."

INSIDE THE MIX: Richard Wright

video upload by EMEAPP

"Are you a fan of early Pink Floyd and their keyboardist, Richard Wright? We are too! Enjoy this deep look into instruments and techniques used by Rick in the early days of the band leading up to the time of their live-performance film release, Live At Pompeii. This includes the type of instruments he used on Obscured By Clouds, Atom Heart Mother, A Saucerful of Secrets and Meddle. We faithfully recreated his early setup and had musician Mike Kiker deliver a killer performance of their beloved song, Echoes."

NEW Momentum DIY Synthesizer from Electrotechnique

video upload by Electrotechnique

"Electrotechnique Momentum - 12 voice virtual analogue, digital polysynth - DIY or buy.
All sounds from Momentum using built-in effects. Multitracking, EQ and panning on Ableton Live.

Momentum uses a PJRC designed Teensy 4 microcontroller platform on a Sparkfun designed Micromod:

Available on Tindie:
Github repository:

Thanks to Time Travel [TT] for inspiration."

"After the success of TSynth [see previous posts here], Electrotechnique brings you Momentum.

Momentum is a powerful, low-cost, 12-voice digital virtual analogue polyphonic synthesizer. It’s features rival those of synths costing many times more. Momentum builds on TSynth, Electrotechnique’s first synthesizer and adds additional features.


12-voice polyphony, velocity sensitive
Stereo analogue audio plus 16 bit 44.1kHz digital audio via the USB port
2 oscillators and state variable filter per voice, with comprehensive modulation
Stereo ensemble and reverb effects
Three Simultaneous MIDI ports:

USB HOST MIDI Class Compliant (direct connection to MIDI controller, no PC needed)
USB Client MIDI In from PC
MIDI In TRS —supports both type-A and type-B TRS leads
MIDI Out/Thru TRS - configurable as a MIDI Thru with filtering options
Patches, Performance, Arpeggiator and Sequencer:

8 user banks with 128 nameable patches, recallable via MIDI
128 performance memories—store patch and choose parameters for encoders to control and MIDI settings, recallable via MIDI
Simple step sequencer with up to 64 steps and 128 sequencer memories
Arpeggiator—simple arpeggiator with six styles, choice of ranges, base octave and tempo divisions
Simple 8 note polyphonic keyboard with scales and octave choice

Removable SD card for patches, performance and sequence memories
Momentum is easier to build than TSynth and has a simpler case consisting of a 3D printed tray and a PCB front panel. The software is open source and user development is encouraged - TSynth gained new features from users.


Momentum can be purchased as:

a full kit including components and case, but without a Teensy Micromod or Micro SD card. This can be bought from Sparkfun directly or another source if you wish. Micro SD cards can be bought everywhere
a full kit with a programmed Teensy Micromod and Micro SD card
fully-built and tested with Teensy Micromod and Micro SD card"


video upload by ULTIMATE PATCHES

"All-new, all next-level! Ultimate Patches has just released 300 premium quality patches covering vintage, modern and futuristic polys, leads and pads, as well as classic non-synth instruments including acoustic pianos, B3 organs, guitars, basses, orchestral instruments, percussion and much more - all at a great price!

The hefty collection spans the genres of classic pop & rock, synthwave, cinematic, orchestral, hip hop, country, latin, R&B, classic soul, reggae, jazz, trap, chiptune, modern pop, reggaeton, country, dubstep, deep house, tech house, trance, experimental, retrocade, and more. Dig in!

Pricing & Availability: Available now as an instant digital download at, with Summer 2023 Sale prices at $19.99 per Volume (100 Ultimate Patches) or $29.99 for the Value Bundle of all 3 volumes (300 Ultimate Patches). In addition, free patches from the collection are now available to download (no registration required):"

Gotharman's Urano: Filter Bank Drums

video upload by gotharman

"Tried to make some drums with the VCF12 Filter Bank filter board, and it went quite well, I would say :)"


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER


What Is Music From Outer Space? And Why Is It So Influential.

video upload by


Reverb Labor Day Sale

via Reverb

"From now until next Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. U.S. Central Time, you can find deals from top brands like Korg, Roland, Novation, and more via the Labor Day deals on Reverb sales event.

In addition to 15% off select gear from the aforementioned brands -- and many, many more, with some brands offering up to 80% off select gear. Some staff favorites you might enjoy:

Korg Opsix Certified B-Stock: $177 off
Arturia Mini Freak: $78 off
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 MK2: $52 off

To explore all the incredible gear brands are discounting on Reverb see here."

Roland Juno 106

via this auction

"Original vintage Roland Juno 106 analog polysynth, freshly serviced, problem free, perfect working condition. Original non-export 100v Japanese model. Happy to include a setup up transformer for US 120v operation at buyer’s request. Sounds absolutely gorgeous."

Pin Electronics & Ramcur - Hornet (EMS Synthi A Clone/Replica, no Portabella)

via this auction

"Amazing Synthi replica made by Pin Electronics & Ramcur, this is from one of the first series and it's totally handbuilt in Canada with the right specifics and components, many people say that it's a way better than the actual Portabella.

The unit is built inside an Explorer case so it's very easy to travel with."

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer SN FIZMO-10249

via this auction

"Fizmo working great and in very good condition. The power supply has been future proofed to avoid the failures that can happen to them. A few small scratches i tried to highlight. The knobs were looking dry so i conditioned them as shown in the last few pictures, with a shot comparing before and after of a knob."

Moog Source Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with Patch Memory (Last Revision with DIN-sync, CV/S-trig)

via this auction

"It is the latest revision with all the connectivity you don't find on the earlier Sources (including DIN-sync for the sequencer). The power supply has been recapped and the machine is working very well."

Vintage ARP Sequencer Model 1623 SN 0177

via this auction

"Original ARP 1623 sequence in near perfect shape."

Korg Trident MkII

via this auction

"Very rare and majestic sounding two oscillator analog poly synth from the golden age of synthesizers. Three sections (synthesizer + brass + strings) that can be mixed together for the thickest, richest sounds possible. Really shines at doing pads and string sounds but also can be excellent for bass & lead synth as well (though more limited than comparable analog poly synths like Yamaha CS series, Oberheim, etc.). Tons of in/out routing capability. A standalone LFO can really bring this thing to another level (I used a moog moogerfooger ring mod).

This guy has it's bumps and bruises, some brackets on the wood cheeks, plus some tape gunk left over but it's what inside that counts.

Completely serviced and re-traced by local synth repair guru Gerry Dahl in 2017. He replaced the dead & leaky battery and repaired all the boards. It's run well ever since.

The factory patches have been wiped but you can program your own sounds."

Custom Purple and Gold Roland Juno-106 Overhauled by SynthSpa

via this auction

"Juno-106 in very rare purple and gold colors.

Already a beautiful sounding synth. Beautiful looking too.

Lights have been replaced to be purple, including a transparent pitch-bend which lights up purple.

Sides have been replaced with solid wood.

Synthspa did a full overhaul. Replacing the faulty chips, replacing the battery, replacing caps in the PSU.

Includes dustcover."

Roland Juno-106 SN 441577

via this auction

"Roland Juno-106 61-Key Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer 1984 - 1985 - Black. Excellent to mint condition. Full service by EccoHollow Sound in Staunton VA in 2021. Kept in home Studio played very little."


video upload by LESINDES


Hacking thru the instrument for the first time.

Limited tweaking but very pleasant analog sound of all instruments.

Unfortunatley as you can see was the sturdy RITMOBOX damaged on transport due to back packaging. The shaft of the volume pot was bent. Fortunately the RITMOBOX is a solid beast with its pots screwed to the surface. Otherwise the pot would have broken out of the board. As a result of the shock 4 multipurpose button caps fell off their sockets. A hefty violent shaking is necessary that they leave their positions."

ARP Solina String Ensemble - THE String Machine.

video upload by Sebastian Galassi

00:00 1) Viola - Crescendo Max Sustain Max
00:29 2) Viola - Crescendo Minimum Sustain Max
01:00 3) Violin - Crescendo Max Sustain Max
01:29 4) Violin - Crescendo Minimum Sustain 1/4
02:00 5) Trumpet - Crescendo Minimum Sustain Half Modulation Off to On
02:45 6) Viola + Violin - Contrabass Crescendo Max Sustain Max
03:23 7) Horn + Contrabass Crescendo Max Sustain Max
03:40 8) Viola + Contrabass Crescendo 1/4 Sustain Max
04:26 9) Viola + Contrabass Crescendo Min to Max Sustain Max
05:07 10) Violin then Contrabass - Crescendo Max Sustain 3/4
05:43 11) Trumpet + Contrabass - Crescendo Max Sustain Max
06:12 12) Horn + Contrabass - Crescendo Max Sustain Max
06:43 13) Viola + Violin + Contrabass Crescendo 1/4 Sustain Max (Arion Phaser)
07:43 14) Viola + Violin + Contrabass Crescendo 1/4 Sustain Max (Small Stone)
08:49 15) Viola + Violin + Contrabass Crescendo Max Sustain Max (Arion Phaser)
10:00 16) Viola + Violin + Contrabass Crescendo Max Sustain Max (Small Stone)
11:31 17) Viola + Violin + Contrabass Crescendo 1/4 Sustain 3/4 (Small Stone)

Soundforce µCHORUS 6 + CHORUS 6 / the real juno experience (and a lot more) / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"This video demonstrates the behaviour of the Soundforce modules µCHORUS 6 and its full sized counterpart CHORUS 6. I also spend some time comparing the sound of the Soundforce modules µDCO, µVCF 6, µCHORUS 6 and CHORUS 6 to my vintage Roland Juno 60 (that I bought about 15 years ago when prices were still a power of ten lower).

When Nicolas of Soundforce asked me if I would be up for making a video about his upcoming Roland Juno inspired chorus modules, I was already excited (it might not be apparent but I'm a huge Juno fanboy) and it's safe to say the µCHORUS 6 delivers when it comes to genuine authenticity. The fact that the big version of his chorus called CHORUS 6 goes far and beyond was something I couldn't really phatom until I tried the unit out. Especially the ability to use audio rate modulation and external CV to modulate just about every parameter turned out to be very interesting indeed.

I use the Soundforce µDCO and µVCF 6 extensively in the video as well. The combo of these modules is very much enjoyable for a fan of 80s era DCO polysynths (even when they're just one mono voice) but they're certainly not limited to sounding like your favourite cheese or Roman goddess."

7/6/23 EML 200 (x2) + Q107 + Zerosum Inertia Destructor Beam & VCA

video upload by Cfpp0

"Not a single blinking light on the EML 200.
(Note to self: this is an excerpt from the 5:51 take after the 4:06)."

Ik Multimedia Uno Synth Pro X audio demo

video upload by Synth Cafè

"Some patches with the new Uno Synth Pro X by Ik Multimedia by Luca MInelli

No real seedlings were harmed, only the Ikea ones"

"Qualche patch con il nuovo Uno Synth Pro X di Ik Multimedia a cura di Luca MInelli

Nessuna piantina vera è stata maltrattata, solo quelle Ikea"

Crushing it with the HEX LAG + pikocore + Prismatic Spray + Great Conjunction prototype

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Here is some noise.

The triangle thingie is the hex lag. A live input bit crusher mangler delay thing that I just received.

What does it sound like?

#noise #electronicmusic #lofimusic #bytebeat"

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

What makes the Yamaha CS80 sound so big?

video upload by Jose's Vintage Synths

"Demonstrating to different sounds, using the sine wave: a nice and soft bell tone and a Big Brass Sound. #shorts #shorts #ringmodulator #vangelis #cs80"


The Magic CS80 Ring Modulator

Blade Blues - inspired by Blade Runner Blues on CS80, with LinnDrum and TR909

video upload by Jose's Vintage Synths

"Heavily inspired by Blade Runner Blues, the short 'Mouth harp' sound from the CS. Including a great scene from a Vangelis interview showcasing his love for the spinning top! #vangelis #bladerunner #analogsynthesizer #analogsound"

And sans Vangelis:

Blade Blues - CS80 Improv - full version

Frahm meets Vangelis Improv on CS80, Jupiter 8, Rhodes and Taurus pedals

10 year old ARP Pro soloist demo - but with a nice sound

video upload by Jose's Vintage Synths

"I started this channel a few months ago , but in the past I already posted some demo's I owned at the time. I came across this one and it still has a nice sound. I don't have the ARP anymore - it kept breaking down, driving me crazy. Listening to the demo I do feel some regret ;-("

Moar Sequencer Pattern Playtime (sorry, no noodles)

video upload by John L Rice

"Pretty much the same patch as the previous sequencer video [posted here] with the addition of the 554 clock divider and 564 switch pumping more gates into the 569ES to jump the position of the sequence. I also added in the Oakley Flanger modulated by the Marienberg Since Phase VCO."

THIS.IS.NOISE Wireless MIDI Controller Is A Lot of Fun

video upload by Patchwerks

"In today's stream we are going to check out the inc NMSVE Bluetooth MIDI Controller with Ableton Note, Koala Sampler and Fractal Bits music apps.

Get yourself a THIS.IS.NOISE Bluetooth MIDI controller here:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka @EZBOT_ )"

SYNTH WALL |Episode8| - "Astronauts Odyssey"

video upload by LFOstore

"In this episode, we will immerse into cosmic void of far distances & brave people who put their life to discover new worlds - Astronauts.

Ambient/Cinematic Piece played live with:

Minilogue XD
Xio Synth
Roland JD-XI
Microkorg XL
Korg R3
Alesis Fusion

Sounds for all this synths you can find on"

Eurorack: Carillon into Arbhar (with Prophet 6, Mother-32, Zero-G Ethera)

video upload by lucafrancinimusic

"Tonight I've played a little carillon into Arbhar, then I've started to add more sounds over it and this is the result. Patch notes in the video!"

Oberheim OBX8 Four patches - Written comment

video upload by SMV Producer

"Here are 4 patches for this incredible synth.
You can download them for free from my Gumroad page.
Sound banks for Arturia MatrixBrute, Waldorf Quantum/Iridium, Prophet 5/10, Moog One and Oberheim OBX8 are available for purchase at:"

Sequential PRO 3 Demo (no talking) Moons Sound Pack: Presets for Ambient, Electronica and Techno

video upload by Limbic Bits

▶ Online shop with Patch Banks for Ambient, Techno, IDM, and Electronica:

0:00 Favorites
4:32 Pads
10:35 Dub Chords
13:44 Bass
18:01 Lead & Arpeggios
28:10 Textures, Drones & FX

Sinusoda Modular Eurorack Cases w/ Side Panel Module Slots

video upload by Ebotronix

Video and pics in via Ebotronix. You can find details on Sinusoda cases at

"with these cases it's possible to use both sides of the case to build in modules. (see photos)

Doepfer R2m , 2x A 101-8, A111-4, A 110-4, A 126-2, A 121-3, 2x A 134, A 171-4, A 177-2 (2x)
Strymon 2x Cloudburst
Mutable Instruments Shades , 2x Ripples V2, Veils,
Tunefish Modular 2x µVeils, µPeaks, µ Braids, Ornament and Crime (Dorian Scale)
4ms Peg
Joranalogue Filter 8
Sinusoda Cases"

Is the OXI Instruments Coral the Only Multitimbral Synthesizer Module for Eurorack?

The following is the latest press release from OXI Instruments for their new Coral eurorack module. It claims that Coral is the only "multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack", but there are others as you can see in previous posts here, including the Mayer M800 (16 voice in 4 parts), Ryk Vector Wave (16/4 as well), Percussa SSP, and Rossum Assimil8or (8 part though sample based). If you know of others, feel free to leave a comment. Regardless, OXI Instruments Coral is an impressive module. You can find demos of it in previous posts here.

The press release follows:

OXI Instruments introduces Coral as only multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack, empowering users to create basslines, drones, drums, pads, and riffs

NIGRÁN, PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN: having hitherto made musical waves with its inaugural OXI One product release as a battery-powered performative sequencer, controller, and composition tool with four fully-independent sequencers (originally raising 1,178% of its fixed funding goal with American crowdfunding website Indiegogo in 2021 and regularly updated with new features since shipping), inspirational and innovative music-making tools-crafter OXI Instruments is proud to announce (limited stock) availability of Coral as the only multitimbral synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack — embracing eight-voice polyphony (freely splittable into different parts and allowing every parameter to be independently set for each voice or part) and several sound engines (each assignable to different voices) all accessible via a colourful, organic interface arranged around an anodised and beautifully silk-printed aluminium panel, premium finished with custom aluminium knobs, empowering users to create basslines, drones, drums, pads, and riffs while effortlessly manipulating voices independently to craft complex patches out of the box — as of August 30…

Ultimately utilising lots of computing power to deliver rich-sounding engines in an eight-voice package that could conceivably be termed the ultimate multitimbral synthesizer — depending on the sound engine involved, one voice can have up to eight oscillators, meaning up to 64 oscillators playing at once making for a massive sound, for example, Coral can be played in a number of ways. While it is fair to say that it breaks free from conventional polyphonic synthesizer behaviour, Coral can conveniently be played polyphonically using only one CV (control Voltage) and gate connection, allocating a new voice every time it registers a new note — be that part of an arpeggio, strummed chord, or pad with long decayed notes — on the oct (V/Oct) input. Independent filter, amplifier, and modulation envelopes are available to each of those voices — in fact, every parameter can be independently set for each voice, including individual effect sends! It is also possible to play all eight voices in unison — all voices playing the same note for drones and thick textures, as well as triggering the internal envelopes with the trig input or directly controlling the amplifier level with the amp CV.

Coral also benefits from full MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) integration, meaning multitimbral operation is a given while also allowing for control over any part’s parameter via MIDI CC (Continuous Controller) commands. Indeed, its eight voices can be freely split into different parts; this time, every parameter can be independently set for each part to craft complex patches out of the box. But there’s more: once those voices have been grouped across different parts, users can distribute the modulation signals across them using the part CV; so, for instance, if there are two parts, the first part will be addressed if the part CV voltage is between 0 and 2.5V while the second will be addressed if the voltage is between 2.5 and 5V.

But better still, several sound engines can be assigned to each of Coral’s voices; included instances available from the outset are Virtual Analog, Waveshaping, FM (Frequency Modulation), custom Wavetable, MDO (Multiple Detuned Oscillator), String, HiHat Synth, Snare Synth, Digital Kick, and Wav Player, now boosted by new Additive with Wavefolder and Diode Distortion additions. As one such sound engine implies by name, Coral supports almost any kind of WAV file — 16-, 24-, and 32-bit mono or stereo — with no limit to playback time! Thinking outside the box comes easily when working with Coral — add overdrive to samples, sculpt them using the filters and envelopes, pitch them up and down in tune, and even modulate the sample file or folder in real time using the CV inputs or MIDI CC commands! It is possible to load any wavetable WAV file to the SD card for Coral’s Wavetable engine; wavetables can even be morphed into three dimensions using OXI Instruments’ OXI Wave app — based on the amazing Wave Edit app created by Andrew Belt — that makes creating and editing them both fun and interesting in equal measures.

Clearly, Coral can go far beyond the realms of a conventional polyphonic synthesizer, then, thanks to the comprehensive voice management and manipulation on offer. On the face of it, those powerful sound engines speak volumes in and of themselves — as does Coral’s full-featured polyphonic sample playback plus built-in space (deep atmosphere) and chorus (rich ensemble) effects potential. It is, indeed, the only eight-voice polyphonic, multi-engine, multi- part synthesizer module marketed for Eurorack, one whose freedom of voice management is even hard to match in desktop gear. Going from rich polyphonic patches to a fully-fledged groove box with basslines, drums, and leads comes quickly to Coral, which, of course, can be fully controlled using MIDI and CV — or both! All available to all in a compact (14HP) form factor for a reasonable price — particularly when pitched against a conventional polyphonic synthesizer.

“The introduction of Mutable Instruments’ Plaits module was a revolution in terms of compact, multi-engine synth voice modules,” maintains OXI Instruments CEO & CTO Manuel Vázquez Rodríguez, good-heartedly giving credit where credit is due before digging deeper to end on a high note: “Thanks to their open source contributions, we have taken some of their algorithms and put them into a tasty, compact package that contains eight ‘instances’ of that module with custom-developed engines alongside new ingredients like independent envelopes and filters per voice, effects, full MIDI implementation, and a colourful, organic interface. On top of that, custom wavetables and a sample playback engine are also available per voice. But we didn’t want to just create another polyphonic synth, so, to allow users to make the most of every voice, we’ve introduced the multi-part concept. Consequently, users can arrange and use the eight voices as they wish — with eight monophonic parts, one polyphonic part of eight voices, or any combination thereof, such as two polyphonic parts of three voices each, plus two monophonic voices in the same module, meaning Coral can be corralled into acting as a versatile and powerful polysynth, drum machine, groovebox, and sound exploration module... all at the same time! We won’t stop there, though, adding more features in future through regular firmware updates — just like we’ve been doing with OXI One!”

New Bugbrand NSH - Noise, Sample & Hold & Red Phase Shifter Modules

via Bugbrand

"NSH stands for Noise, Sample & Hold – a module which features analogue Noise and a pair of Sample & Hold processors.

The Sample & Hold circuits are identical, each with Input, Output & Clock input (with internal comparator, trigger level c.+1V). The Source Input can be set to either an external signal or takes the White Noise source direct. The S&H can be run at audio rates for ‘bug-crushing’ (analogue sample-rate reduction – NOT bit-crushing).

The Noise section is standard transistor-based White Noise, with a second Filtered output which passes through a simple tilt filter around 1kHz cutoff."

via Bugbrand

"The Phase is a 6 pole, analogue Phase Shifter designed for hands-on sonic thickening. Made up of 12 All-Pass Filter stages, it features fully balanced Input/Outputs, Feedback, and Modulation from an internal LFO and/or external sources. All in a very playable design, stemming very much from the blue Phaser module.

Check the Block Diagram image. The main Input is designed for typical line level signals with variable gain up to 20dB and soft-clipping so you can add some overdrive if desired. The Feedback input stage is similar but without the variable gain – it is normalised from the Phase output & plugging a jack plug in breaks this normalisation. The buffered input signal is split off to the Phasing stages and the dry signal also passes on to the output mixer where it mixes with the Phase stage outputs. The Phase stages is also buffered to provide a pure wet output.

The magic of All-Pass Filter stages, here built around three of the ever versatile 2164 quad-VCA chips, is that they alter the phase of signals at their filtering frequency while preserving their amplitude. (With a pure sine-wave, this would look like the waveform being shifted in phase from the input – but you’ll rarely be putting in a pure sine!). When you mix together the dry & processed paths, frequencies cancel each other out to create peaks & troughs in the frequency response. The main Phase control, combined with any modulation, sets the centre frequency for the filtering and covers the whole audio spectrum.

Dialing in Feedback passes the phase-stage output back around to its input (via a normalised jack connection – allowing experimentation with further external processing) which emphasises the filtering up to the edge of resonance. The Add/Subtract switch inverts the phase output & the feedback input to give two different response modes and there is also an internal jumper that allows some subtle behavioural differences by putting the feedback into either the first or second filter stage (set as standard to 2nd stage, down position, but… experiment!).

Static filtering (ie. without modulation) can be used to highlight particular frequencies, but bringing in modulation is perhaps the more readily audible approach – give it some movement! The internal sine-wave Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) covers traditional sweep modulation (range approx 0.08-10Hz), but more interesting usage can be found with external sources such as sequencers etc. Note that when switched on initially, if the LFO Rate is set low then the oscillations will take some time to build up to full strength, so you may want to turn the control up full until the LED indicator is clearly blinking. The LFO also has a banana output jack (+/-5V). The External Modulation input takes a CV input (typically 10V peak-to-peak) and has a convenient polarity/mute switch. See the Understanding signals & voltages and Interfacing with Bananas pages for further technical details."

Art of noise, Moments in love (short cover)

video upload by fischek

* Korg Wavestate
* Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (controlling Ableton)
Various samples, the most important being the famous ARR1 Fairlight CMI sample (the voice sound).

Bioelectric Skiff Project | First Hike with the Battery-operated Eurorack

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I posted a few videos about putting this battery-operated modular synth together [see here] and now I'm taking it into a TX State Park for a jam. The plant is the foreground is supplying the melody and the Sound Scaper (from Error Instruments) handles the metallic drone. Both are running off a USB power bank."

The Most BORING Spectraphon Patch

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Unlike the Morphagene and Mimeophon, which record/play/repeat literal reproductions of sounds, the Spectraphon synthetically recreates the spectral makeup of sounds. Thus instead of sounds being 'replayed' they are 'reborn' as new spectra in an environment where they are cut loose from their origins.

Given all this, let’s speculate that the most boring thing you could do with a Spectraphon is re-create the same sound that is modulating it. Of course, on the most basic level, any recording device can do that. My phone can do that. Doing it with the Spectraphon is a bit of a catch 22. If it succeeds, then we’ve failed at doing anything interesting. If it does something interesting, then we’ve failed at … succeeding. Let's try anyway!!"

XPO Tutorials | Episode 03 | Make it HUGE

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"After 10 months of XPO silence it's time to make some noise. In this episode I'll make a huge distorted analog lead without using a distortion. Just the six stereo L/R outputs will do. However, with the help of a 2nd oscillator 'sync' (Spectraphon) you can get some amazing distorted jittery sounds that can make a serious lead. You can also mellow it down to a deep drone with the help of a filter.
In the second part of the video I used Morphagene to create three layers but it would take 20 minutes to listen to them one by one, so I mixed them up into a composition that's worthy of going to my BandCamp 'ever growing modular album'."

Moog Matriarch | Why He Got One

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Moog Matriarch. A semi-modular analog synth that is the perfect source (pun intended) for sampling. I'm working on a epic sample bank for the Prophet X and the Matriarch sounds incredibly good and it has a very wide sweet spot. Almost everything sounds good coming out of it.
Many of the monophonic and unison sounds works very well when you play them polyphonically in the Prophet X afterwards too.

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00:00 Intro
01:02 Bass 1
01:36 Bass 2
03:26 Bass 3
04:53 Bass 4
05:56 Bass 4 (sync)
08:45 Lead 1
09:47 Lead 2
10:59 Lead 3
11:49 Lead 4
15:38 'Round Robin'
17:15 Final thoughts"

Moog Grandmother sound design tutorial: Lisa Bella Donna Patch book 2: Mixer distortion

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"This is a tutorial for the Moog Grandmother semi modular synthesizer, expanding on a patch created by @LisaBellaDonnaMusic using mixer distortion by running the output back into the noise input. The other main feature of this patch is using the modulation oscillator to create pulse width modulation. I explore some different variations for the patch and how to find different musical uses.. I hope you learn how to take someone else's patch and explore alternate uses from this video."


Moog Grandmother sound design tutorial: Lisa Bella Donna Patch book 2: Mixer distortion part 2

You can find additional posts in this series here.

Faulty Hyperdrive

video upload by Anukari Music

See Introducing Anukari for additional details.

Oxford Synthesiser Company OSCar SN 0150

via this auction

"Just tested and cleaned by a pro tech before the add and in 100% working condition. It has MIDI and the serial number is 150. Can be seen in Normandie, France."

Yamaha SK50D

via this auction

Video demo in the listing previously posted here.

Etta James Trombonist's Vintage Original ARP Solina String Ensemble SN 0109525 ?

via this auction

"This keyboard synthesizer was rescued from a Great Lien storage unit that was once owned by Etta James trombonist. It has been in storage for many years inside the case. When opening the case, the protective foam was very fragile. I removed the foam from the case and wiped off as much as I could off of the keyboard. The keyboard feels very solid nothing loose, overall looks to be in Good Condition. I plugged it in and everything looked to be working just fine. All keys bounce off the finger nicely, all buttons/switches make different sounds. Only 1 key was not working (refer to photo with my finger)"

Casio CZ-5000 SN 300595

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Snow Desktop Digital Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

L-1 Melodic House Groove. Part 3.

video upload by Aleksei Laman

"L-1 Synthesizer plays Melodic House.
This time for learning purpose I decided to partially recreate this lession: [Arrangement Tips video below]

Background pads I sampled. Sine melody I sampled from L-1 Quad EQ in oscillation mode, chord pad I sampled from modules, string pad I sampled from Korg TR.
Recorded live into stereo track 'as is'. No computer mixing."

Arrangement Tips To Inspire Your Drops. Ft. Arps, Counter Melody, Harmony and other keywords!

video upload by Bthelick

NoInputMixer (iOS/Mac/Audio unit) app. User interface preview.

video upload by Igor Vasiliev

"No-Input Mixing is an experimental technique for creating a wide range of amazing, otherworldly electronic sounds by feeding the mixer output back to the input, thereby making a feedback loop. This application models an analog mixing console and effects rack in detail, providing the ability to make a huge number of feedback configurations with additional effects. More:"

ALM MFX Basics: Pocket PL8 Reverb

video upload by ALM TV

"The MFX's ‘Pocket PL8 Reverb’ is a plate style reverb based on early digital algorithms with a dense metallic sound. It offers all the magic of a massive aluminium plate whilst remaining small enough to fit in your pocket. In this video we take a deeper look at all of its features processing both melodic and percussive sounds via the FX send of the MEGA-TANG.

The MFX is a compact 6HP Eurorack stereo digital audio multi effects processor. It offers 17 different full featured effects programs plus a number of metering utilities."

Additional ALM MFX posts

UVI Introduces Synth Anthology 4

video uploads by UVI

Note the above is a playlist featuring 4 videos. You can use the player controls to skip through them or just watch them all in order.

Details on Synth Anthology 4 follow:

The authentic sound of 200 synthesizers, from vintage to modern
4,000+ presets and layers deliver incredible sound with hardware soul
Feature-packed dual-layer engine with fx, arpeggiator and more

Synth Anthology 4 - A Synthesizer Tour de Force

Rebuilt from the ground-up, Synth Anthology 4 now features the authentic hardware sound of 200 vintage and modern synthesizers, a fully redesigned engine with powerful features, fx, arpeggiator, smart sound suggestion engine, native MPE support, and more.
A dreamlike collection!

Also included in SonicPass ➡️

Video credits: Anthony Hak
Music Credits: Théo & Thomas

"The Best Keeps Getting Better

What's new in version 4?

Almost everything!
We've rebuilt the engine from the ground-up, added more synths, more presets, more effects, more filters, more modulation, a dedicated browser, a second fully-customizable layer for creating hybrid and blended timbres, an all-new smart suggestion engine that helps you quickly find similar sounds, a more powerful arpeggiator/phraser, bus effects, native MPE support, and more!

Real Hardware Sounds There is something unmistakable about the sound of a real hardware synth, from subtle differences between voice circuits and drift to the varied way filters bite into the sound; there's a distinct character and energy. Synth Anthology 4 delivers the authentic and uncompromising hardware sound with all the conveniences of a modern software instrument.

Every piece of hardware represents a unique creative vision, sonic character, innovations, and strengths. Whatever you're looking for, from analog to digital, vintage classic to future classic, you will find it here. Synth Anthology 4 delivers an incredible collection of hardware, every major manufacturer, every type of synthesis, every era, 200 synthesizers in all.

You won't find a more complete collection anywhere else."

The list:

ACCESS - Virus C • AKAI - AX80 • ALESIS - Andromeda • ALESIS - Fusion • ALESIS - Ion • ALESIS - Quadrasynth • ANALOG SOLUTIONS - Colossus • ARP - 2600 • ARP - Odyssey • ARP - Quadra • ARTURIA - MatrixBrute • ARTURIA - MicroFreak • ARTURIA - MiniFreak • ARTURIA - PolyBrute • ASM - Hydrasynth • BALORAN - The River • BEHRINGER - DeepMind 6 • BEHRINGER - Model D • BEHRINGER - Poly D • BLACK CORP. - Deckard's Dream • BOOMSTAR - 5089 • CASIO - CK-500 • CASIO - CZ1 • CASIO - FZ-1 • CASIO - HZ-600 • CASIO - KX-101 • CASIO - PT-7 • CASIO - SA-2 • CASIO - VL-1 • CASIO - VL-5 • CASIO - VZ-8 • CASIO - VZ1 • CAVAGNOLO - Exagone • CHROMA - Polaris • CLAVIA - Nord Wave 2 • CLAVIA - NordLead • CLAVIA - NordLead 3 • CRUMAR - Spirit • DAVOLI - Davolisint • DOTCOM - Modular • DSI - OB-6 • DSI - Poly Evolver • DSI - Prophet Rev2 • DSI - TETR4 • ELKA - EK44 • ELKA - Synthex • EML - ElectroComp101 • EML - SynKey • EMS - Synthi AKS • EMU - Emax • EMU - Emulator 2 • EMU - Morpheus • EMU - UltraProteus • ENSONIQ - ESQ-M • ENSONIQ - Fizmo • ENSONIQ - MR-61 • ENSONIQ - SQ80 • ENSONIQ - TS-10 • ENSONIQ - VFX • FAIRLIGHT - CMI IIx • FORMANTA - Polivoks • JEN - SX1000 • KAWAI - K3 • KAWAI - K4r • KAWAI - K5000 • KAWAI - Synthesizer-100F • KODAMO - EssenceFM • KORG - 01RW • KORG - 800DV • KORG - DS-8 • KORG - DSS1 • KORG - DW8000 • KORG - M1 • KORG - M3 • KORG - Minilogue • KORG - Minilogue XD • KORG - MS-20 • KORG - MS-50 • KORG - NTS-1 • KORG - Polysix • KORG - Prologue • KORG - PS3100 • KORG - PS3200 • KORG - Radias • KORG - Trident • KORG - Trinity • KORG - Triton • KORG - Volca FM • KORG - Volca Keys • KORG - Wavestate • KORG - Wavestation • KORG - X3R • KURZWEIL - K2500 • M - Liberation • M - Matriarch • M - Memory Moog • M - MiniMoog • M - Modular 3p • M - One • M - Polymoog • M - Slim Phatty • M - Sonic Six • M - Source • M - Sub37 • M - Subsequent 37 • MELBOURNE INSTRUMENTS - Nina • MELLOTRON - M400 • MODAL - Argon8 • MODAL - Cobalt8 • NED - Synclavier II • NONLINEAR LABS - C15 • NOVATION - BassStation 2 • NOVATION - Nova • NOVATION - Peak • NOVATION - Summit • NOVATION - Ultranova • OBIE - Matrix 1000 • OBIE - Matrix 6 • OBIE - Matrix-12 • OBIE - OB-X8 • OBIE - OBX • OBIE - SEM • OBIE - XPander • One - Electron GX.2 • OSC - OSCar • PHILIPS - PMC 100 • PIONEER - Toraiz AS1 • POWERTRAN - Transcendent 2000 • PPG - 1020 • PPG - Modular • PPG - Wave 2.3 • RADIKAL TECHNOLOGIES - Spectralis 2 • RLD - D-110 • RLD - D-Fifty • RLD - Fantom-G6 • RLD - JD-990 • RLD - JD800 • RLD - Juno-106 • RLD - Juno-6 • RLD - Juno-60 • RLD - Jupiter 4 • RLD - Jupiter 8 • RLD - JX8P • RLD - SH-09 • RLD - SH-5 • RLD - System-100 • RLD - System-700 • RLD - TB303 • RLD - U110 • RLD - VP330 • RSF - BlackBox • RSF - Kobol • RSF - Modular • SCHMIDT - Eight Voice • SCI - Pro 8 • SCI - Pro One • SCI - Prophet 2002 • SCI - Prophet 3000 • SCI - Prophet 5 • SCI - Prophet VS • SCI - Six-trak • SEIKO - DS310 • SEIL - DK80 • SEQ - Pro 3 • SEQ - Prophet 6 • SEQ - Take 5 • STUDIO ELECTRONICS - ATC • STUDIOLOGIC - Sledge • SUIKO - ST-10 • TECHNICS - WSA1R • TEENAGE ENGINEERING - OP-Z • TEENAGE ENGINEERING - OP1 • TEENAGE ENGINEERING - PO-14 • TEENAGE ENGINEERING - PO-16 • UDO - Super 6 • VERMONA - Synthesizer • VERMONA - Tiracon 6V • WALDORF - Microwave XT • WALDORF - Pulse • WALDORF - Pulse 2 • WALDORF - Q • WALDORF - Quantum • WALDORF - Wave • YAMAHA - CS6x • YAMAHA - AN1X • YAMAHA - AN200 • YAMAHA - AVX-1 • YAMAHA - CS20m • YAMAHA - CS80 • YAMAHA - DX100 • YAMAHA - DX200 • YAMAHA - DX7 • YAMAHA - EX5 • YAMAHA - FS1R • YAMAHA - SY-2 • YAMAHA - SY22 • YAMAHA - SY77 • YAMAHA - V50 • YUHOJIN - Asoboard • YUSYNTH

Best of PPG wave Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

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Best of PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer
all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer (1982)
drums: Roland TR-808 , Roland TR-707, Linndrum, Simmons SDS-8

0:06 Intro
0:31 1982
1:09 Wave Choir
1:34 Riding the Blue Wave
1:50 Rush 1
2:02 Wave Church
2:16 Wave Beat
2:39 Snowfall
2:49 Psycho
3:23 Melancholy
3:48 Daydream
4:08 Arpeggiator Games
4:22 20000Volt Trafo Station
4:35 Dark Waves
5:12 Blue Motion
5:32 Dancing Waves
5:55 Break The Rule
6:06 Upper Wavetable
6:35 Wave Strings
6:45 Elektroplankton
7:10 Wave Sweep
7:27 Wave Detector
7:48 Wave Steps
7:57 Sunday Afternoon
8:32 Blue Hole
8:40 Fast Driving
9:04 Wavetable Playing
9:21 Rush 2
9:30 Permafrost
9:48 Fukushima
10:16 Fundamental Wave
10:54 First Record
11:04 Miami Nights
12:01 ADHS
12:13 Monotony
12:37 Wave Piano
12:50 Oldschool Day
13:14 Wavetable 27
13:25 Retrolink
13:42 60Parallel
14:21 Hit The Wave
14:41 Self Control
14:58 Ti Sento
15:12 Touch In The Night
15:24 Tangerine Dream
15:45 Overture
15:55 Spatzili (Waveterm Sample)

The PPG Wave Synthesizer from the year 1982 is one of the most fascinatic synths ever. Used by Trevor Horn, Rush, Ultravox, Gary Numan Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode, Propaganda, Tears For Fears, Robert Palmer and many others. Here can you find the full PPG wave playlist with a lot single sound demos, wavetable demos, PPG Waveterm demos and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The PPG playlist:"

Melbourne Instruments NINA Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Bora demos

video upload by DecadeBridge

"This is a collection of short demos of Bora. Beats created with drum machines and Ableton live. Some delay and reverb has been used in Ableton on Bora's dry signal.

00:00 Pamela's pro workout triggering two envelopes output to Bora's pitch (Oscillators E + F) and VCA. Beats from Rample triggered by Pam's new workout.
00:59 Bora output to the desktop low pass filter. Cutoff controlled by CV A from the Korg SQ1. Bora's pitch (Oscillator D) controlled by CV B from the SQ1.
01:35 Bora's output running into the Microcosm. Korg SQ1 gate A connected to Bora's VCA in.
02:40 Bora's output into the low pass filter. Filter cutoff controlled by the SQ1 CV B. Bora's pitch (Oscillators C + F) controlled by the SQ1 CV A. The volcano drum is syncing the SQ1.
03:30 4 note drone using oscillators A, B, E and F.
03:58 Bora's output into the low pass filter. Filter cutoff controlled by the SQ1 CV A. SQ1 gate A to Bora's VCA in. Switched in and out.
04:53 Stacking notes with Bora by switching oscillators on and off. Running the output into MI Beads then using the wet/dry mix.
06:06 Rhythmic drones through the simple use of a gate from the Korg SQ1 to Bora's VCA in.
07:15 Using the Harlequin's context to control Bora's pitch and volume by switching scenes. Using Bora's buttons to quickly change the sound."

See this post for additional details on Bora.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Seven Years Gone

video upload by John L Rice

"Thinking of my dad who passed away on this day seven years ago, August 29th 2016.

This is my small custom eurorack synth build with 4ms Pod cases attached to a PedalTrain pedal board. It has modules from Kilpatrick Audio, Noise Engineering, Rebel Technology, Mutable Instruments, Modcan, Steady State Fate, Squarp Instruments, Doepfer, Erica Synths, 4ms, and the Haken ContinuuMini on top.

#modularsynth #eurorackmodular #electronicmusic"

Battle of the Sequential (and DSI) Prophets | From VCO (P10) to DCO (P08) to DSP (P12) ambient pads

video upload by MIDERA

"A friend of mine suggested 'why not compare your Prophets?' And I thought that was an interesting idea. So I sat down with my Prophet 10 and started recording. Only... I didn't actually record the audio. I recorded about 10 minutes of video and looked over and never hit record in my DAW. I should have kept it in the video, the biggest sigh as I put my hand over my face and said 'You've got to be kidding me.' It sounded so good too.

So, I went through the process again. I recorded the Prophet 10. Then I decided to record something similar with the Prophet 08. Then I decided to record something similar with the Prophet 12. All three synths I tried to record something similar, and go through similar sound processes. The end sounds weren't identical, but the process was as similar as I could make it. Everything is recorded mono out into the Strymon El Cap to be equivalent in this regard. The P08 and P12 obviously would have advantages in a stereo playing field.

What's my take on the comparison? The Prophet 10 is just a joy to use. Absolutely brilliant synth to play. At no point did I need to access menus or set, in a difficult way, modulation sources/destinations. They're already preconfigured and give you such a wide range of sounds. I surprisingly found the Prophet 12 to be the most difficult to work with, despite it's excellent UI. But you can't really use the UI to its full potential when you need to use both hands to change things (or what I mean is, if you want the great UI to work, you need both hands so that you can hold a source and twist a knob).

I won't argue that the Prophet 12 is better for some things than what the Prophet 10 or 08, because it's a hybrid synth and has a lot of other waveshapes and people don't always desire making 'analog sounds' whatever that means. From what I understand, some folks prefer to make sounds without even using the filter (or leaving it wide open), and with the P12, you can do that more easily.

Either way, the Prophet 10 to me was the winner here, it might not be the best sounding (although I do think it is), but it provided the most enjoyable experience."

Modal Carbon 8 Experimental Synth - Advanced Tutorial with Chris Martirano

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Modal Carbon8 Bundles at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano provides an in-depth tutorial on the Modal Carbon8

Want less talking and more playing? Check out our All Playing, No Talking video right here: [posted here]

Modal Electronics Carbon8 uses over 40 complex digital algorithms and advanced oscillator modifiers to produce contemporary and unusual sounds for modern music production and performance. With a massive array of 34 filter types, shapeable LFO waveforms, a powerful sequencer/arpeggiator section and extensive realtime control, Carbon8 is the dream of today's music producers and performers. Like every Modal instrument, it integrates seamlessly into every synth environment and works with the free ModalApp available for computers and mobile devices.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Modal Electronics Carbon8 Experimental Synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new polysynth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

ASM Hydrasynth - Experimental Generative Plucks

video upload by Scott McAuley Sounds & Synthesis

"Diving into the generative side of the Hydrasynth and loving it, this patch utilises the arp in a very slow tempo, then LFO 5 as step sequencer, generating random pitch changes to Osc 4, LFO 5 also triggers Envelope 5, which triggers the filter cutoff.

Various other LFO's and Looped Envelopes to add changes to the filter envelope decay and release times, also to randomly change the time signature of the arp (hence the deliberate drifting out of sync then drifting back in again) it's an addictive type of synthesis and one that really brings some happy/lucky finds.

Pad is OB6 through some bigsky, Piano Is Keyscape, drums are various samples put together for quick video.

I will do some tutorials on this once I have become more adapt at it :)


Live toolkit: All Disting EX Algorithm Parameters Mapped to MIDI Clips

This one is in via supporting member ty hodson @ sublevel9 lab who had the follwing to say:

"In an earlier post I detailed how to set up Live as a hub for handling MIDI communication to/from your Disting EX. But now I deliver the coup de grâce: a package of Live sets that includes MIDI clips for all parameters for every Disting EX Single Mode and Dual Mode algorithm!"

Find the full post at sublevel9 lab.

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