MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 24, 2023

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Sampling This Incredibly Affordable Fully Featured Analog Oscillator: Capt'n BIG-O

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this stream we will be sampling the Cre8audio Capt'n BIG-O into the Elektron Octatrack.

- 100% analog, original design (not an oscillator on a chip)
- Waveforms - sine, triangle, saw, and square
- Wave folder/waveshaper - routed by default to sine but patchable to any waveform or external source
- Drive circuit - essentially a 75x overdriven VCA (5V output)
- Linear and exponential frequency modulation (FM)
- Hard sync
- Pulsewidth modulation

Learn more about Capt'n BIG-O here: Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Buchla Sequenced Spring Feedback

video upload by Todd Barton

"Today's experiment using the Buchla 275 Spring Reverb feeding back on itself and using the 246 Sequencer to send voltage to the CV input of the 275 to experience different feedback presets.
My Patreon:"

Recorded live | Winter 2023 raffle Minimoog signed by Geddy Lee: Demo with Logos

video upload by moogfoundation

"Local producer and synthesist Jim Genaro, who performs music as Logos, demonstrates our fully restored, vintage raffle Minimoog, signed by the legendary Geddy Lee of Rush. Enter to win it here:

Raffle ENDS Monday, February 27, at 11:59 p.m. ET., or when all tickets are sold, whichever comes first.

Check out our video of Geddy playing the Minimoog!" [posted here]


video upload by DANIELE

"Mosaic Analog VCO is an oscillator based around the reissue of the legendary Curtis CEM3340 IC, which is found in synthesizers such as the Prophet 5, Roland Jupiter Series and more!

0:00 Intro
0:10 Square output and PWM
0:22 Sawtooth
0:34 Triangle
0:48 Sine
1:01 Sine + Linear FM
1:22 Sine + Exponential FM
1:33 Pulse + Lin FM
1:51 Pulse + Exp FM"

Ambient keys sound with Sequential Trigon-6 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"I used the great Soundtower Sequential Trigon-6 editor when recording the material -

No EQ. No compression. Only internal effects. Pure sound.

Enjoy! :)"

Sequential Pro 3 Demo 2 Bass

video upload by Skinny Nails Assembly

"Sequential Pro 3 Demo of Bass patches"

Erica Synths PĒRKONS HD-01 KIT PACK 01

Download Link

"This pack contains 32 kits crafted by HRTL to kickstart your next adventure with Pērkons! Install the kits by placing the “01” folder onto your Pērkons SD card BANKS folder. Bank featuring the new kits is named “01” meaning it will replace the second bank you already might have on your Pērkons unit, so if you want to put it into a different BANK just rename the folder (for example to 02) before putting it into the BANKS folder! The pack features just kits and have no patterns in it!

To change the currently loaded BANK press and hold PATTERN+KIT buttons and one of the 64 step keys (to load the 01 BANK press the second step key).

After you enter the kit menu you will see the top 64 step buttons lit. There the kits are structured into four groups of eight kits (from left to right).

1. DRUM (traditional drum-machine sounds)

2. BONK (percussion and synthesizer combos)

3. POLY (tuned melodic percussion sounds)

4. SFX (experimental and generative sounds)

The remaining 32 kits in the bank are empty and reserved for your own kits and variations of the presets.

Tip: Let your pattern loop and try to swap between the kits into the beat!

Have fun!"

KORG M3 XPanded // Playing Combi Sounds With KARMA FX // ONE

video upload by LESINDES

El Capistan V2: New user setup and walkthrough

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Strymon's El Capistan tape delay version 2 pedal has configuration options that need to be adjusted if you're using line level instruments or MIDI. There are also secondary sound tweaking controls that can make a huge difference to the sound. Happily everything is either set-and-forget or very straightforward.
This is part one of a two-part tutorial. Part 2 will explore the looper and more advanced MIDI functionality.

0:00 Intro
1:00 Time controls
2:37 Front panel overview
3:32 Config overview
4:35 Input type
5:34 Spillover
6:30 Bypass mode
7:30 Activate MIDI
9:38 Set MIDI channel
10:54 MIDI Clock
12:35 Trails test
13:06 Clock sync changes
14:55 Wow & Flutter, Tape Age
17:44 Secondary functions
18:38 Tape Crinkle
19:37 Low End Contour
20:55 Tape Bias
22:18 Boost & Cut
22:44 Secondary defaults
25:06 Audio outro"

Moog Grandmother, Remains - short cover (All Quiet on the Western Front OST)

video upload by fischek

"Loved the OST and tried to come close to the original sound using Moog Grandmother.


- FX: grandma's spring reverb, TC Hall of Fame, KP3 ping pong delay
- Other synths: Nord Lead 2X, Korg Wavestate"

Digital Keyboards Synergy From 1982

video upload by Bata

"Messing around with some sounds on the DK Synergy. This is the MK1 version so no MIDI and no connectivity to the old Kaypro computers that work with the MK2. I have a couple cartridges for it with extra sounds one programmed by Wendy Carlos called Bells/Whistles and one called VCart2 which has some drum sounds and other things. I play a few of those sounds here along with some of the stock presets. It has a cool but weird 4 track sequencer so it's possible to sequence 4 different sounds and play a 5th over top. No way to sync it with other gear though."

Kawai K1m Digital Synthesizer Module

via this auction

"Nice sounding and fully working.
Clear and readable display, responsive buttons, joystick and slider.
Comes without power adapter (any regular 12DC works well).
Priced accordingly to visual defects."

Roland JX-3P

via this auction

Boss sticker on back.

The seller has a 2nd JX-3P needing some work here.

Crumar Bit One Rackmount Synth SN 00264

via this auction

Akai EWV-2000 SN 11697 & 20675-03210 w/ EWI-1000 Controller

via this auction

Thought it was interesting they have different serial number formats.

"If you have never heard about these, imagine a sax player controlling monosynth based on 2 Curtis CEM3394.

2 x EWV-2000
1 x EWI-1000

First unit is near mint, comes in original old box, works flawlessy.

Second unit has some scrathes and it's obvioulsly gigged but works and sounds great.

Wind controller works as should (tested on both units), has some tape and residue for covering brand which I didn't try to remove. Comes without multipin cable."

E-MU Systems e64 Rackmount Sampler

via this auction

Pollard Syndrum CM - Analog Drum Synthesizer w/Original Box & Single Page Manual

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings,
also on eBay

Akai AX60 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Virus TI Polar

via this auction

"This is a truly legendary synth, that has arguably inspired entire genres of music. I still see them being used live by the likes of Sasha and Overmono, because it's simply unsurpassed in terms of the sounds it can create. This is the 37-key white-coloured Polar TI variant, which has a lovely keybed and mod-wheels, over and above the controls on the module which is shown in the video below.

It has virtual analog, FM, and morphing wavetable oscillators, and there are three in total, plus a sub oscillator — it's then 16-part multi-timbral, so it simply sounds like nothing else. There are loads of LFOs and literally any control can be mapped to a mod-source in the matrix."

Moog Minimoog Voyager Select Series Cherry & Green

via this auction

Oberheim OB 12 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Norand Mono Firmware V2.0 - Duophonic Mode / Scale Auto-quantize

video upload by Norand

"In this third video I'll focus on the Duophonic Mode and the Scale Autoquatize feature.

0:00 - Intro
0:09 - Enable Duophonic Mode
0:17 - Place Duonotes on a sequence
0:40 - Record Duonotes
0:49 - Enable Scale Auto-quantize
1:00 - Shift Scales"

Bad Gear - Roland's Gonna Roland

video upload by AudioPilz

"Become a Patron and get access to music clips from the show, additional content, Bad Gear samples and even more AudioPilz madness

Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland TR-6S. Is this modern drum machine and little sibling of the critically acclaimed TR-8S only a sketch pad for quick ideas or is it up to the job of being the centerpiece of setups both live and in the studio. Well, Roland's Gonna Roland.

00:00 Intro tune
01:03 Overview Roland TR6S
01:39 Sound Generators (ACB, Samples, FM)
02:33 FM Engines
02:58 Instruments (LFO, FX)
03:32 CTRL Knob
03:41 Kits (FX: Delay, Reverb, Master FX)
03:57 Sample Import
04:02 Sequencer, Patterns, Variations, Fills, Random
04:29 More Sequencer Features (Substeps, Motion Recording)
05:03 Step Loop, Scatter
05:13 Limitations (Lack of Chromatic Mode)
05:33 What else??? (Rear Panel, USB Audio, Thanks)
05:55 Hate
06:19 Jam 1 (Techno)
07:11 Jam 2 (Drum'n'Bass)
08:13 Finale (Trance)
08:40 Verdict
09:41 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

Bandpass Beats From Studio B

video upload by

"Check the full video [posted here] on how I set up an early electronic music studio in my basement to learn more about this"

Techno bassline with Make Noise DPO & Mod Medusa

video upload by Shakmat

"Using Mod Medusa and Triple Steeple to control Make Noise DPO to make some filthy rythmic techno bassline"

Roland SH-4d : Electro

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

Pittsburgh Modular Documentary Films Presents Denali Part 5 with Taiga Soundtrack

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Part 5 of the Denali series. Soundtrack showcasing the Pittsburgh Modular Taiga synthesizer."

GHOST IN THE PROLOGUE, Korg Prologue, 479

video upload by Bob I. Gomez

"Here is my first offering of 2023. A composition entitled, GHOST IN THE PROLOGUE,
Lately this sound appeared, each time I started the Prologue. I made a few tweaks to it & sent it to user preset, 479."

u he Diva Sound Demo (no talking): Ambient / Melodic Techno Patches

video upload by

0:00 Pads
8:37 Dub Chords
11:22 FX
11:40 Arpeggiator
13:11 Basses

Access Virus TI VS Access Virus B (DSP56300 Emulator)

video upload by Eyezer Productionz Sound Design

"For a long time, there has been a debate about the sound being different throughout the Access Virus series. Some say that the pre-TI versions sounds different or 'better' than the TI. Of course this makes sense to some extent because the TI has more features, while the older models have fewer features (although the Virus B/C have 16 voices of global unison, which the TI hasn't). So what I decided to do was to play mostly Virus B patches on both the B and TI, to hear if they sound different or not.

What I noticed during this test was some of the patches sounds identical on both models, while some patches sound notably different (I picked the ones that sound notably different for this video). I don't know exactly why that is. What I do know is that the reverb sounds brighter in the Virus B, but I don't know how much else is potentially different. Supposedly, the sound engine is the same throughout the Virus series, which probably is true but I suppose perhaps Access have done some slight changes whenever a new model was released. For example, the first patch in the video, AutoBend BC, sounds the same on the Virus C and the TI, but different on the Virus B.

Next time, I will start from scratch and do some of my own patch programming.

0:00 Introduction
0:18 AutoBend BC
0:32 Devlish SV
1:04 Dyson+ BC
1:30 Majority JS
1:58 SmoothBs BC
2:18 Omnef RP
2:36 Boingy HS (Edited Patch)
3:02 DIS-BD RP
3:16 VR.78 2 RP
3:28 Chord-U RP"

Lunaris updated to v2.1 with 50 new presets, faster loading times and more...

video upload by Luftrum1

"Lunaris 2 is updated to version 2.1 with significantly improved loading times of presets and sound sources, which now load up to 80% faster!

Additionally, the preset library has been expanded with 50 new pads by Luftrum, bringing the total to over 530 pads to inspire your musical creations. The new version also adds a highly requested sync option to the dual Replika delay effects, allowing you to create even more dynamic and spatial sounds.

In this vid you are listening to some of the new presets added in 2.1.

The update is live and users of Lunaris 2 can update directly inside Native Access. Go to the 'Available Updates' tab in Native Access, find Lunaris 2 and click 'Update'. The update is free of course.


Curse your sudden but……

video upload by Rarebeasts

"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal. #soundart #noise #cbrarts #rarebeasts #cursedobjects #arduino #canberraartist"

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

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