MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 21, 2023

Friday, July 21, 2023


video upload by Mystic Frequencies

"The Spectrum Synth by Mystic Frequencies!
It has come a long way and still has quite a few bugs to iron out and I still have yet to build the top wood panel as well as the back panel but its getting there! Heres todays testing fun and pics.
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂"

7/21/23 Sleep’s “Dragonaut” on Firstman SQ-01 Sequence Synthesizer into RCA BN-16B + B RD-6 + D-TWO

video upload by Cfpp0

"Proceed the Weedian Nazareth"

Oberheim OB-X8 Review // Desktop v Keyboard v OB-6 // 15 synth tips and ideas // Tutorial

video upload by loopop

"Want to try out the OB-X8 at home without buying one? Check out my favorite patches - multisampled on my Patreon here:"

0:00 Intro
1:35 Overview
4:10 Page 2
6:30 vs Keyboard
7:50 Connectivity
9:30 Stereo

flightofharmony Dealers don’t wanna restock and I don’t wanna find a job yet 20% off everything sale

via flightofharmony where you'll find additional details on the sale.

"As the catchy title implies, I’m broke and need money. This means I need to get a job. I don’t want to just yet because I’d like to at least get the Facehugger control module out to beta testers before I put everything on hold for a bit, which means desperate sale time, yay! Also, it’s Summer, which means that, even though they’re largely sold out of most f(h) modules, it’s the slow time for Synthland, and dealers don’t like to restock until Fall, so this is a great chance to get some unavailable gear for a great price! Now, onwards, to the rules!

What’s covered?
Everything – which means all currently-active product lines, both modules and kits. Which means:

Facehugger – Function Generator, arpeggiator, etc. Preorder item, see note below.
Famine (1500 & 500) – Voltage-controlled power starvation module.
IMP – Noise source.
Desktop Infernal Noise Machine – Road-worthy version of the Infernal Noise Machine, see note below.
Parasite Antifilter – Hellacious distortion, fuzz, drone generator, ambience generator, drum tone source, I mean holy hell this things is fun and surprising.
Plague Bearer – Voltage-controlled Bandpass filter, distortion, the classic.
Sinner – Sine shaper and signal processor.
Sound of Shadows – Voltage controlled, chainable digital delay.
1-6-13 – Protected eurorack power distribution board
5×5 – Passthrough +5V power source, plug into any open spot on your power board and not lose the spot.

This even includes the last of the desktop Infernal Noise Machine Blood Boxes/Minimal Cases and even the Facehugger preorder, but please note the longer lead times involved on those items."

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings

3 Bass Lines, 1 Filter - Eurorack Modular Synth

video upload by

"The Stoel Music Systems 2044 Low Pass Filter is a versatile filter for many uses. In this video, we will demonstrate how the filter can be used for three different applications: Tech House, Acid, and Drum n Bass. If your eurorack case is limited in space or if you're looking for a go-to filter, the 2044 LPF is a great option.

Want to win a free eurorack module? Click the link below to be entered in our monthly drawing:"

7/21/23 SSL 1660 + EML 200 (switch rhythm, dissonance, spring reverb) + Zerosum Inertia (percussion)

video upload by Cfpp0

"*SSL 1660 audio out to MegaOhm attenuator to EML 200 HPF to LPF to Reverb to Switch in A.
*Zerosum Inertia Destructor Beam 1 & 2 (tuned and self-resonating) to Q114 to ZI Vactrol Controlled Amplifryer to MegaOhm attenuator to EML 200 switch in B. Switch out to mixer 2.
*SSL 1660 cv out to EML 200 vco 1 & 2 to mixer 1 to mixer 2.
*SSL 1660 gate out to ZI VCA and to the pulse input on EML 200 switch."

MJ’s “Beat It” Intro - Real Sound & Story

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"In this video Kevin Maloney demonstrates how the intro sound on “Beat It” from Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was inspired by the blue vinyl LP titled The Incredible Sounds of Synclavier II [embedded below and previously posted here - you can find pics of the record and included brochures here. There's currently one on eBay for $259.95 here]. Kevin and Anthony Marinelli show you how the sound was programmed and performed in the studio for Michael to use on “Beat It”. This video also contains the story behind the sound and highlights how far Michael would go to satisfy his appetite for unusual sounds.

In this series Anthony breaks down some of the most icons synthesizer patches that he programmed for Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Anthony's musical touch as both composer and performer is connected with some of the most influential creative minds over the last 40 years. He’s composed and conducted original orchestral scores for over 80 feature films including Young Guns, Internal Affairs, The Man From Elysian Fields, 15 Minutes and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic for his symphonic work "In the Family Way", written over one thousand TV commercials in a myriad of musical styles, co-founded Levels Audio Post (LA's premiere post production facility) and performed and arranged on big-box-office films and influential hit records such as Michael Jackson's Thriller.

His extensive work as a young arranger, orchestrator and performer for Quincy Jones, Jack Nitzsche, Lamont Dozier, Arthur Rubenstein and Giorgio Moroder was vital in launching his own career. His early years pioneering modular analog synthesizers along with his wide-ranging music scholarship positioned Anthony at the center of the music technology revolution. He attended the University of Southern California School of Music as a piano and composition major.



The Incredible Sounds of Synclavier II (1981)

video upload by VCO8

"This is the full 24 minute blue vinyl record from 1981."

See this post from 2020 featuring an image of the vinyl and the brochures that came with it.

Tubbutec TRS-Bridge - 4x4 TRS MIDI router and merger

video upload by Tubbutec

"TRS Bridge is a midi router, merger and splitter with four TRS-style inputs and four TRS outputs.
MIDI messages received at the inputs can be forwarded to one or multiple MIDI outputs.
Similarly each of the outputs can receive MIDI messages from one or multiple inputs.
TRS Bridge can set these routes in a simple modes for all types of MIDI messages, but it is also possible to route different kinds of messages differently."

Routes and merges midi data, four midi inputs and outputs

4x TRS MIDI inputs, 4x TRS MIDI outputs
Can route, split and merge MIDI streams
Independent MIDI flow settings for notes/CC (red), clock (blue) and sysex (yellow)
Easy to use user interface, quickly change routes, color coded routes and events.
MIDI event monitor with color coding for various message types
Save and recall up to 8 routing settings
Automatically accepts both TRS A and TRS B at the inputs
Outputs individually selectable between TRS A and TRS B
Convert between TRS A and TRS B
Save detach: Will send note off messages if a connection is detached
Auto-restarter: Will send re-sync new clock connections automatically
Sysex Buffer: Buffers Sysex messages if necessary in order to merge them
Adjustable LED brightness
Full galvanic separation of inputs – no ground loops.

Merging and routing

Each of the MIDI inputs can be connected to one or more of the MIDI outputs. Similarly each of the MIDI outputs can receive MIDI data from one or multiple inputs.
TRS Bridge can set these routes in a simple modes for all types of MIDI messages, but it is also possible to route different kinds of messages differently:

These are all the midi messages that can be merged without any issues. If two devices send midi at the same time, data will be interleaved and sent to the receiving device.

Clock data can not be merged, only one midi clock stream can be used at a time. When changing the routing, TRS Bridge makes sure that each output only receives clock from a single input.

Sysex data is even trickier to handle than clock data, because sysex messages can have an arbitrary length. if multiple sysex streams are received simultaneously, USB bridge A buffers the data and will forward it to the receiver as soon as possible. This way sysex messages are merged as well.

Warm Nights

video upload by New Systems Instruments

"Patch Notes: this is a polyphonic Triphase patch. Both Triphases are set up to emphasize the first harmonic, by blending the top two phases at around +-90deg. Two phases of the quad LFO and phase expander modulate the first phase of each Triphase. A little bit of the third phase is blended negatively which helps to ensure we don’t entirely remove the fundamental. These are going through a stereo low pass filter (MMM), which is following the notes in an interesting way. After buffering the volt per octave for each Triphase, It’s sent into Babel to get the maximum. This is then sent through an Inertia with a slow rise time and a bit of rise momentum, so the slew is limited and you get interesting filter sweeps that get more dramatic the bigger a jump you make with the notes. Lastly, the two modulated Triphase outputs are mixed together and sent into a second Inertia configured as a filter with a good bit of resonance and some skew on the frequency to make the resonances saw-like and give it that characteristic distorted feel. This is drenched in reverb and buried way back in the mix.

Triphase and the other modules are available on
#eurorack #ambient #ambientmusic #dronemusic #modular #modularsynth"

[$8] DIY eurorack modular synth V3320 VCF | 4pole low pass filter

video upload by HAGIWO

"My 69th original eurorack modular synth DIY projects.
V3320 based 4pole low pass filter module.
V3320 is second source IC of CEM3320.

working documents ( schematics )

Schematics(PDF),BOM,more pictures

DIY $6 V2044 VCF

0:00 intro
0:15 Low pass filter
1:23 self-oscillation
2:09 create kick sounds
2:35 compare with DIY V2044 VCF
3:15 spec

Please support me to continue projects.
In patreon you will find content about my background , technical information and CAD data.

Repository of HAGIWO's DIY Modular Synth"

Bad Gear - 1010music nanobox Fireball

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 1010music nanobox Fireball wavetable synthesizer. Is this ultra-compact digital synthesizer just another lifestyle accessory or can it keep up with its big software counterparts like Serum VST? Is it a better choice than its granular (nanobox lemondrop) and FM drum machine siblings (nanobox razzmatazz). Is it too smol to be a performance synth???

Thanks to Tomeso for sending me this nanobox as a long term loan:

00:00 Intro tune
01:04 Overview Nanobox Fireball, Knobs, Touchscreen
01:59 Wavetable Oscillators
02:28 "Normal" Oscillator, PWM, Unison, Visualization
02:46 Envelopes, LFOs, Modulation Sequencer
03:05 Filter Section
03:16 FX Section (Modulation FX, Reverb, Delay, Compressor)
03:31 Card Reader (MicroSD), Wavetable Import, Recording
03:45 Performance Features (Grid Keyboard, X-Y Pad)
04:16 Presets
04:55 Limitations, Pricing, Thanks
05:25 Hate
05:48 Jam 1 (Drum'n'Bass)
06:42 Jam 2 (Electro)
07:39 Finale (Techno)
08:09 Verdict"

STVC - vocoder fx used in a popsong

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

"Luna Keller is a singer songwriter and uses the Waldorf STVC very decently in her current song "Horizon". A perfect team in a very soulful song."
Guitar: Dom Malin

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave - I Almost Missed the Synth of the Decade

video upload by JimDaneker

"I thought the 3rd Wave was a mere PPG clone so I ignored it. After seeing a few compelling videos on it, I took a chance on one. After pre-judging it based on presets, I almost returned it. SO glad I gave it another chance - it has blown me away. Don't miss this one!

The Miles Away patch bank that led to all this: [posted here]

Table of contents:

00:00:00 - Intro
00:01:07 - Tragically misunderstanding the 3rd Wave
00:04:28 - Features overview
00:06:35 - First surprise: stunningly good ANALOG!
00:07:25 - Analog Filter

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

via this auction

EMS Synthi A

via this auction

"no need to explain, this is the EMS Synthi A, original from 72, 73, mk2, with prestopatch connector. 100% working order, ready to go on tour or in the studio."

KORG MS-50 Vintage Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer w/ Hard Case SN 0118749

via this auction

Brinta granular sampler in Eurorack

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

"Proud to present BRINTA.

made whit love in Amsterdam

Developing something special together TINRS

BRINTA – golden grain circle - granular sampler

Circle of sound – spilling the Brinta – follow the white dot – banged grain.

Samples three-and-a-half seconds of audio (one moment) cuts it into thousands of pieces. Little grains of sound. You can mix the sound grains in speed and order. You re-arrangement it.

When the red dot is running around the circle it is recording. Your sample becomes the circle. Blue for high frequency, green for mid and red for low. Colours mix accordingly and when they all come together in white-light, you have white-noise. Once your sample is recorded the white dot can run around the circle, spawning little golden heads playing your sample. The size of the grain is how long your play head exists.

Record: push to start and to stop

42mA +12V

4mA -12V

5V 0

Skiff friendly

to goood PRICE 250 ex"

Also see Error Instruments & TINRS BRINTA & BUBBLES Eurorack Modules

A recent CS80 tune noddyspuncture came up with...

video upload by noddyspuncture

"Using the Piano and Bass presets."

Why to love the Hydrasynth's macros!

video upload by Crybo Synth Sounds

"This video shows the power of macros in further shaping your sound. Change a lead into a drone with a few twist of the macros.

Soundpacks available for the Novation Peak, Korg Minilogue XD, Waldorf Iridium & UDO Super 6"

con ting n.c.

video upload by Pit Przygodda

I was coaching a workshop for filmsound at art-university Kassel, Germany.
One of the movies (by student Aly B. Landwehr) had crashed onside the camera while filming:
the transport mechanism failed. But the malfunction created something unexpected: strange shapes that pulsate on the screen.
Spontaneously I decided to remix the movie live at the final screening ceremony. It showed up new creative horizons of the Silhouette Synthesizer within the mutlimedial context.
More infos:

Die kasseler Filmstudentin Aly B. Landwehr dreht einen 16mm-Analog-schwarz-weiß-Film. Beim Dreh hakt der Transport der Kamera aus, so daß die Frames verrutschen. Bei der Projektion werden verwischte, halbabstrakte Bilder sichtbar, in einem pulsierenden Rhythmus erscheinend und verschwindend. Im Seminar "Filmsound" der Kunsthochschule und des Instituts für Musik (beide Kassel) trifft Musiker und Erfinder Pit Przygodda (P. Zygota) Aly und ihren Film und läßt den Film als visuelles Material durch den von ihm erfundenen audio-visuellen Synthesizer "Silhouette eins" laufen und durch die "Silhouette-Synthese" zu rhytmischen Klängen transformieren.
Mehr infos:

See the Przygodda label below for additional posts.

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

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