MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 2, 2023

Sunday, April 02, 2023

1969: What Is ELECTRONIC MUSIC? | Workshop | Radiophonic Workshop | BBC Archive

video upload by BBC Archive

Be sure to check out 3:59 on. I won't give it away, but it's interesting they had the same views back then. Note 7:33 for a glimpse of what would come. Finally also see this post for Daphne Oram's Oramics and her Bird of Parallax. See the Oramics label for more.

"What is electronic music? How is it produced?

Desmond Briscoe - the head of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - enlists the help of Daphne Oram, David Cain and John Baker to explain the fundamentals of synthesised sound.

This clip is from Workshop: The Same Trade As Mozart, originally broadcast 3 August, 1969.

You have now entered the BBC Archive, a time machine that will transport you back to the golden age of tv to educate, entertain and enlighten you with classic tv clips from the BBC vaults."


video upload by WayneJoness

"When I first moved to Los Angeles I got a job working for Joe Goodman at the flagship Goodman Music store on Cahuenga Blvd. We were advised to specialize and I became the 'Wavestation' guy. I bought one myself and used it on every music project I worked on. I tried to sell a Wavestation to everyone who walked into Goodman Music. The night I brought home my Wavestation was magical. This was synthesis on a whole new level. Korg distributed VHS tapes to educate the public on the Wavestation EX and A/D units. I saved mine and decided to upload this video. I had a great time working at Goodman Music where I got a lot of opportunities to meet some great musicians. And the staff was great, I particularly liked working with Galen Walker and Michael 'Doc' Dosco who I kept in touch with for years, and manager Jim Mona."

Smooth flowing rivers of beats w/ Great Conjunction FM fragment synth & M8 tracker

video upload by Arman Bohn

"M8 Tracker on the left is playing some soft pads underneath the constantly evolving Great Conjunction.

This is an early prototype of the YM2413 based synth which runs three sequencers concurrently (one pseudo random & 2 Euclidean).

There is no programming of specific notes. What control you have over specific sounds quickly yields to the motifs of interactions and conjunctions between the sequencers."

dawless noise bass techno with the Roland System 100m and TR707 and Juno 6 and 106

video upload by Peter Maas

"Went a bit heavier today:

* Doepfer MAQ 16/3 sequencing the main bassline on the System 100m with some processing of the bugbrand PTDelay and TC 2290
* Heavy processed (KLT1176, BBD Delay and TTSH) TR707 on beat
* Juno 106 through SBF on sirens
* Juno 6 on lead (played during the recording)
* Heavy compressing on the main mix using the Bugbrand stereo compressor"

Buchla Sound 200e - Sound Exploration 1001

video upload by verstaerker

"playing with a patch i developed to explore the sonic variations of the 200e

to listen more music by me please visit"

1979 DSS Arp Presets

video upload by Todd Barton

"Using the 1979 DSS to randomize the steps of a for note arpeggio and using the Buchla 246 (just the first 5 stages) as presets for the 4 note arpeggios.

My Patreon:"

Oberheim Xpander pure, dry and raw

video upload by synthlegends

"The Xpander is the last synth from Tom Oberheim with VCO before the company was sold to Gibson. It as the 6 voice version without keyboard from the Matrix 12, but it has more connectivity with serveral cv gate outs and 6 audio outs for each voice in multimode. In this video I made a demo in single mode without any effects."

Ryuichi Sakamoto Has Passed Away

via @KorgUSA

"We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Ryuichi Sakamoto. He was a trailblazing composer and producer who scored films such as the 'Last Emperor' and 'The Revenant' to name a few. He was a pioneer of electronic pop music by founding the 'Yellow Magic Orchestra' which produced hits on synthesizers and sequencers in the 70s and 80s. He will be missed 😔"

Indeed. He created magic.

Two of my favorites below.

via Wikipedia:

"Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一[a], Sakamoto Ryūichi, January 17, 1952 – March 28, 2023) was a Japanese composer, record producer, and actor who pursued a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). With his bandmates Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, Sakamoto influenced and pioneered a number of electronic music genres.

Sakamoto began his career while at university in the 1970s as a session musician, producer, and arranger. His first major success came in 1978 as co-founder of YMO. He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives in 1978. Two years later, he released the album B-2 Unit. It included the track "Riot in Lagos", which was significant in the development of electro and hip hop music. He went on to produce more solo records, and collaborate with many international artists, David Sylvian, Carsten Nicolai, Youssou N'Dour, and Fennesz among them. Sakamoto composed music for the opening ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and his composition "Energy Flow" (1999) was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon charts history.

As a film-score composer, Sakamoto won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Grammy, and 2 Golden Globe Awards. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) marked his debut as both an actor and a film-score composer; its main theme was adapted into the single "Forbidden Colours" which became an international hit. His most successful work as a film composer was The Last Emperor (1987), after which he continued earning accolades composing for films such as The Sheltering Sky (1990), Little Buddha (1993), and The Revenant (2015). On occasion, Sakamoto also worked as a composer and a scenario writer on anime and video games. In 2009, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Ministry of Culture of France for his contributions to music."
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

video upload by Decca Records

"Official music video for Ryuichi Sakamoto's 'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence'."

YMO Technopolis Live

video upload by matrixsynth

Sequential Take 5 Late Night Sessions Analog Synthesizer

video upload by Rik Marston Official

"Sequential Take 5 - Late Night Sessions"
Synthesizer demo by Rik Marston
*Watch in HD!* * NO Talking!* *Turn it up!*
Playing the Sequential Take 5 analog synthesizer
via MIDI from my 61 key Yamaha MODX6+ synthesizer.

Linear Universe Soundset for Roland D-50 Synthesizer Part II - Beautiful ambient and spacey Sounds

video upload by Elmar Mihm

"No external FX or EQ.
Hope you enjoy!"

All parts here

Remembering Dave Smith on His Birthday

via @sequentialLLC

"Happy Birthday to Dave Smith! A true innovator, his contributions to music and technology continue to inspire, just like the instruments he helped create. We miss him dearly.


He would have been 73 today.

Sequential Pro 3 Sound Design Just having Fun

video upload by James Dyson

SunVox Compo 2023.02 Winners

video upload by Alexander Zolotov

00:00 PhilipBergwerf - Symphonius
03:37 sk0 - Last Day of Winter
06:15 So?ing Machine - Minding My Business
09:44 SawZer - Showdow

More info about this competition:
Sources (39 tracks) with player:
Size of each track does not exceed 64 KB in ZIP!
Created in #SunVox modular synth:

Release to the system (M. Franklin) - cover

video upload by fischek

"A gem from the Artificial Intelligence 2 compilation. I loved this tune ever since I first heard it on MTV back in the 90ies. I ran into it again when I purchased the Artificial Intelligence 1&2 compilations and was ecstatic to have found it again. I never thought I would come even close to recreating it.


* Nord Lead 2X
* Korg Wavestate
* Korg M1 (VST)
* KP3 Editor for triggering the samples
* touchAble Pro app for controlling Ableton
* Acid Machine 2 for the TB-303 sequence"

Why does the M cost so much more than the Blofeld

video upload by Starsky Carr

"One's pure luxury and the other hits the budget end of the market. Both built on PPG foundations, with the same classic wavetables. BUT... what's the difference in reality? You can read all the stats you like but how do they sound?"

0:00 Sound Demo #1 Why compare?
1:58 Let the Games Begin
3:55 A Wavetable Wave
4:37 A Virtual Analog Sq Wave
5:46 The ASIC Bug
7:15 And What about the FILTER
10:45 Matching a Pad
14:27 Sound Comparisons
20:01 Blofeld Sounds Only
24:24 M Sounds Only

1979 DSS Krell

video upload by Todd Barton

"Made 3 very basic Krell patches then used the 1979 Dual Sequential Switch to jump around among those 3 audio feeds. Enjoy!

My Patreon:"

An Eerie, Dark Modular Soundscape in VCV Rack 2 | Instruō Modules |

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
I made this piece in VCV Rack 2 and challenged myself to use mostly Instruō Modules for this patch and I think I uncovered a secret eerie world that I haven't created before. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
#vcv #eurorack #instruo #modular

Here are some links of mine:

Go become 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 :)"

Crumar Roadrunner/2

video upload by zack dagoba

"Some noodles on the Crumar Roadrunner Mk2. I love the built-in chorus on this thing - it's very late-70s sounding (I think the Roadrunner/2 was introduced in 1976, according to the service manual). It also has a really creamy bass sound with its own output, so you can bypass the chorus (which I think sounds more like a phaser) and send it to its own channel on your mixer. These demos have a bit of Yamaha REV-7 hall reverb for good measure"

Voltage Landscape

video upload by Sample Me

"Made with Cherry Audio Voltage Modular, using only free modules.
Free audio download:
Free patch download:"

Patching the Stereo Prismatic Oscillator XPO

video upload by PanicGirlVids

"I recently had the chance to try out the new XPO Stereo Prismatic Oscillator by Make Noise and I was playing with the sound in the stereo field a lot. I also used two envelope generators for both outputs that I used from the XPO to bring even more movement into this pretty simple patch. And finally I couldn't resist to bring some nice crunch into it by incorporating the Tyme Sefari 16-bit Looper & Sampler by The Harvestman.

What interesting patches did you come up with the XPO so far?
Let me know in the comments :)

Thanks so much for watching!"

Korg Wavedrum Global Edition

via this auction

This is a supporting member listing.

Sonicware Sonicware Liven 8bit Warps + Bass & Beats

via this auction

This is a supporting member listing.

Roland Juno 106 Voice Chips

via this auction

"A set of six JN800 filter/vca chips for the Roland Juno 106 synthesizer.

These are manufactured exclusively at Synth Restore, in Bedford, UK.
All chips are supplied ready and inserted into a low profile socket.
Fully assembled, simply de-solder the old chips, and replace with the new ones.
The chips are bigger than the originals - because they use standard sized components, which means they are easy to service, and not a throwaway product. Also, it allows potential of incorporating them into a custom modular or keyboard synthesizer setup.

Check out audio demo's here:"

Cheetah MS6

via this auction

"Beautiful CEM-based synthesis in a rack, with lot of possible edition. Upgraded to Maad OS v1.3. Rack ears are ok, slightly bent but will fit perfectly in a rack."

Roland System 100 Model 104 w/ Manual

via this auction

Yamaha CS 5 Jam

video upload by Studio Mofunic

"My first Yamaha vintage synthesizer, a Yamaha CS5. An easy and pleasant synthesizer to play with and sounds super cool. This synthesizer should be more appreciated, what do you think?"

Erica Synths Perkons: Love and Thunder

video upload by Red Means Recording

00:00 intro
01:25 overview
02:37 demos 01
04:52 walkthrough
18:07 demos 02
18:44 perkons q and a
23:54 final thoughts

"Join me on Patreon and get access to music, presets, samples, and a great community:

Take a lesson with me:"

Waldorf Wave 32 voices - some layered sounds

video upload by synthlegends

"This WAVE is really very rare, I got it from Werner Schöneberger and it got a new developed PSU, which is capable to manage the 32 voices without any problems. I just layered some sounds and made a demo of ultra fat textures, with much stereo panning, fat drones, bells, choirs and pads. With 32 voices it is no problem to layer 4 sounds to get 8 voices or even more to get 6 voices left. I didn't use any FX in this video, I just recorded it live without overdubbing. This demo is dedicated to Werner Schönenberger, who developed the firmware of the Waldorf Wave and updated it until his sudden death. Rest in Peace and live forever in synth heaven, Werner."

vangelis balad.spiral album. moog one

video upload by graal7

Hybrid Eurorack & MIDI setups: Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsalm reconstruction

video upload by

"We all love CV and Gate signals, but what about MIDI?
In this video we will show you how to setup our flagship Ground Control sequencer in a standalone format to sequence external MIDI controlled synthesizer Nord Rack 2 and process it with effect rack consisting of Milky Way, Ghost and Golden Master.
And as always, we like to keep things in the context of modern electronic music and we are breaking down a track by Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsalm."

10- The Arturia MiniFreak- Oscillators: Modal

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Modal oscillator found on the Arturia MiniFreak."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Voltage Modular Patch

video upload by Bata

"Messing Around with 2 Zeroscillators into an MRB LPG."

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

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