MATRIXSYNTH: Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer Demos

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer Demos

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1. Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer: choir sound
Here is a demonstration of a male choir patch that I made on the Future Retro Vectra synthesizer. Even though this synth engine is normally layering the 4 voices (oscillator pairs with separate envelopes) as a single voice, it also has a nice paraphonic mode where you can play 4 voices simultaneously through the single filter. I assigned the xy joystick to the vibrato rate.
2. Future Retro Vectra Paraphonic trick
One thing about paraphonic synthesizer voices, is that the notes are retriggered through the filter and final VCA. This can be very useful in a patch or sound like this, where some of the voices are still playing the last chord until cycling through all 4 voices. The XY joystick in this patch changes a minor chord to a major chord by raising the third a half step. If the joystick is in the middle between the major and minor third, then you only play the blues with this patch, just kidding.
3. Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer: beat and sequencer example
The Vectra has a unique feature where the envelopes can be delayed for each of the 4 voices. By creating drum sounds then using this delay to create rhythms and sequencing a simple pattern using this drum loop, you can get some interesting rhythms. The mix joystick lets you control the balance between the drum sounds. the XY joystick is changing the delay on 2 of the voices.
4. Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer: Cello sound example
The Future Retro Vectra Synthesizer has a powerful voice architecture. Not only does it allow a similar wave blending engine like the famous Prophet VS or the ModWave, but it also has 4 joysticks to mix, filter, and adjust the sound as you are playing it. The XY joystick is assigned to vibrato rates and the aftertouch is assigned to the vibrato amount.

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