MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 28, 2023

Friday, July 28, 2023

Making of LinnStrument

video upload by Roger Linn

"I (Roger Linn) talk about how I created LinnStrument."

1010music nanobox | lemondrop & fireball 1.2.5 Firmware Updates

video upload by 1010music

"A short video to show off the new additions to the nanobox | lemondrop 1.2.5 firmware"

1010music nanobox | fireball firmware 1.2.5

video upload by 1010music

"A short video to show off the new additions to the nanobox | fireball 1.2.5 firmware"

Eurorack acid - TB 303 style modules

video upload by John Schussler

"If you listen to techno, you listen to the Roland TB-303. It's the sound of acid, and is such a unique sound that everybody wants and uses it.

Although several makers are selling clones in the original 303 design (with the sequencer and original layout), you may just want to get one in Eurorack without all the fuss of learning the 303 sequencer interface (it's not intuitive).

Here are a bunch of 303 modules that either include all the parts (VCF, VCA, envelope, accent, glide...the works) or just one part (the VCF, which is the most critical bit).

There are others as well, these are just the ones I happen to have...."

00:00 Intro
00:20 Hydronium
07:28 TB-EFA
13:56 Acid Source
24:14 Pico Acid
30:00 Doepfer A-103/120
46:16 Vult Freak

Electronic Audio Experiments - Sending Analog Delay

video upload by Sound Isles

"Sending - a digitally controlled analog delay (the long awaited sequel).

Introduction from the manual:
'Sending is an analog delay that melds the archaic voice of bucket brigade devices with a fully modern toolbox of digital control. It embraces the character and idiosyncrasies of the medium while delivering high quality sound and performance-friendly features worthy of the modern musician. Using two MN3005 BBDs and comprehensive analog processing techniques, Sending can delay a sound up to a full second without clock noise, and it can be pushed to even longer times for compelling sonic degradation. At the input is a discrete preamplifier capable of subtle enhancement or warm saturation that melds perfectly with the delay line. A dual-mode feedback filter can be used to shape the repeats for deep pulses or dub-style bright echoes. Its flexible LFO engine can modulate the delay time to create gentle movement or musical chaos. Conducting this analog ensemble is a 32-bit, 100MHz processor granting deep user control, preset functionality, and MIDI access to every parameter. Sending is our love letter to the antiquated yet enduring technology of analog delay.'

I'm back with a new demo using 'mostly' synths to demonstrate the new Sending by EAE. Gear used: Arturia Minifreak, Roland R70, Polyend Tracker, Gretsch Guitar, EAE - Halberd, Model Fet, Death By Audio - Disturbance, GFI System - Specular Tempus, Eurorack.

00:00 sent out to sea
00:57 control overview
02:04 bypass modes
02:50 arp clock blips
03:47 drum machine
04:32 save preset
04:47 groovebox
06:02 guitar + fx loop
07:03 flanged delay
07:40 ascend reverb
08:46 high gain mod feedback
10:06 sending chaotic messages
10:53 midi modular
12:34 sent home

Art used from the original Sending and sticker by Sarah Bogosh
#analog #delay #experiment"

Sequential Trigon-6 - Synth Exploration

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Sequential Trigon-6 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Adam Berzowski explores the sounds of the Sequential Trigon-6 at the Kraft Music studio

Contact Adam directly at 414-858-4008 or if you have any questions or would like to place an order on your very own Trigon-6

00:00 - Intro
01:41 - Effects
03:35 - Oscillators
05:40 - Unison mode
07:16 - More effects
09:12 - Making a ripping lead
11:01 - Presets
11:57 - Arpeggiator
14:39 - Overview of the control panel
18:42 - More exploring
22:22 - Outro

The Sequential Trigon-6 is a polyphonic take on the classic, thick and creamy, 3-oscillator-plus-ladder-filter analog sound that defined the dawn of the synth era. This bold and familiar, genre- and style-bridging sound has now been refined and redefined with Sequential's own modern imprint. More than the sum of its parts, Trigon-6 packs 6-voice polyphony, unrivaled playability, easy programmability, and a studio-quality dual effects section into a four-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch. To give even more classic organic warmth to an already classic synth, the Vintage Knob is adjustable from subtle to extreme to emulate the stability of a perfect modern instrument or a time-worn relic.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Sequential Trigon-6 polyphonic analog synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new poly synth, 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!"

Audio Coding+Production Stream #6 | synthesis, low-level audio, Pure Data, piloslib

video upload by Akunull

"Some issues with lag so it's short, apologies. Making electronic music for a little here. Only used one type of synth, Imp, for all sounds

About these streams:
Synthesis, sound design, coding, and production using all or mostly open-source software, centered in Pure Data vanilla (piloslib)

Download Pure Data vanilla:
Download piloslib: (also on deken/Pure Data vanilla)"

Applied Maths by Parallel Worlds

Artist: Parallel Worlds
Release: Applied Maths
Type: Album (Vinyl,CD,Tape Digital)
Genre: IDM, Ambient, Experimental
Year: 2023
Catalog number: UMFT025
Label: Móatún 7

Free or 'name your price' the first two days

machines used:
Buchla modular, Eurorack modular, Korg opsix, Roland JD-08
released July 27, 2023

Written by Bakis Sirros
Design by Mason Verger
Mastered by Árni Grétar
(p) (c) Móatún 7 2023

Beat Scholar - More Than Just Drums

video upload by MATTHS

"#matths takes Beat Scholar by Modalics through its paces and beyond its original intention."

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True Trance Sounds V2 for Diva

video upload by NatLife Sounds

"Buy Link:

NatLife Sounds is back with a new massive soundbank for U-He Diva synthesizer.

It's a 64 outstanding Trance presets, thats fit every needs from the sound design. One bank for creating the full music composition without using anything external - that's a motto of this package. You can find here a melodic ARP's & Sequences, beautiful Pads, cosmic Plucks, massive Leads and Bases, plus drum presets like a Kick sound, Drum Loops, Hats. Also you will get a specially designed Effects that will easily fit into any picture of the music track.

For better understanding how you can use it, we created a video sequence. Every demo-track in it have 7-8 Presets directly from this sound pack. So you will see the whole picture of how it works.

Soundset contains 64 Diva Presets, which are:

2 ARP's
16 Bass
1 Brass
1 Chord
3 Drum Loops/ Kick's
9 FX's
13 Leads
6 Pad's
9 Plucks
3 Synth sounds"

Overbridge Exploration // Digitone Into Pro Tools & A Digitakt Ableton Live Setup

video upload by Elektron

"Live Dispatch is back, and getting into Pro Tools’ compatibility with Overbridge - a recent addition to our super-powered software suite’s DAW-pool. In this livestream, Mario and Enrique will also be looking at a Digitone into Pro Tools workflow, using Analog Heat +FX as a send/return track in Pro Tools, and a Digitakt into Ableton Live workflow. We’ll again be keeping an eye on the comments for any queries or requests that pop up, so if you’d like to chime in - the more the merrier! See you soon!"

MJ’s “Beat It” Intro Breakdown on Synclavier

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"In this video Kevin Maloney and I demonstrate how the intro sound on “Beat It” from Michael Jackson’s Thriller album is constructed on the Synclavier II using four partial timbres from the FM synthesizer engine playing all at once (with heavy chorusing). The sound can be found on preset bank 2, entry 5 named 'Pop Tune Intro' on factory preset disk #3. The sound first appeared on the recording titled:
'The Incredible Sounds of Synclavier II Demonstration Record' released by New England Digital in 1981. The preset was later played by Tom Bahler on his Synclavier II for the “Beat It” recording with only Tom, Michael and engineer Bruce Swedien in the room. Tom was the person that introduced Michael and Quincy to the Synclavier. We also point out that the sound can be in your hands today using various released inexpensive versions of the Synclavier.

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.


You can find additional posts in this series here.

Yamaha DX7-IID : unstable feedback

video upload by Valmont

"It's the association between the DX7-IID and the Ibanez UE-405 echo that creates this flanged tube-chime effect, which sometimes kicks in depending on the notes I played. The DX7 plays a simple sawtooth-like bass, nothing weird. An unstable combination, hard to catch though!

The kick is driven by a modified Altai Analog Echo System (the weird thing sitting on the DX7-IID)
The snare goes into a 1979 Roland SIP-301 & then is sent to a 1985 Alesis XTC Reverb. The hi-hats go in the SIP too but not through the XTC loop.

More explanations :
The UE-405 is running its BBD echo at minimum rate, and feedback is just under the saturation threshold. Depending on the notes played by the DX7, the level sometimes goes above the threshold, creating that flanged highly saturated delay. Yet the BBD driver has a compressor/expander, so when I play longer-sustained notes the feedback loop calms down and the saturation decreases. Subtle sh!t very specific to analog delays :) The Altai is just a cheap echo box, the BBD isn't particularly interesting but the preamp section has a nice transistor stage that clips in an asymetrical way. Banger on kicks.

Oh and that white thing hanging on the racks is my Ibanez UE400/405 controller!"

Patching: A Chance to Bloom

video upload by Qu - Bit

"In this patch-from-scratch edition of our Patching playlist, we're using Chance to keep Bloom a little more interesting.
Using Chord as our voice, check out how we can transform a simple sequence into something memorable with a few adjustments from Chance!

About 'Patching'.
This series continues to be a reminder to us, and hopefully to you:
Take the time to stumble in the dark a little...figure something out...control some voltage...
...enjoy PATCHING.

In our videos:
Purple cables = audio
Blue cables = CV/gate
White cables = clock
Modules in this setup are:

Cascade - ratcheting envelope generator, VCA, and sound source
Contour - quad envelope generator
Prism - DSP effect, filter, and looper
Nebulae - granular sampler and DSP platform
Chord - 4 voice polyphonic wavetable synth
Chance - clock-synced random voltage generator
Surface - multi-timbral physical modeling voice
Kick - bass drum synthesizer from 2HP
Nano Rand - random voltage generator, sample and hold, noise source
Buff - buffered mult from 2HP
Bloom - fractal Sequencer
Nautilus - stereo delay with 8 unique delay lines
Aurora - spectral reverb, phase vocoder
Data Bender - circuit bent digital audio buffer
Synapse - crossfading switch with dynamic routing
VCA - two channel VCA from 2HP
AVert - dual attenuverter from 2HP"

Bad Gear - Roland JDXA

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland JD-XA hybrid synthesizer. Is this analog and digital flagship synthesizer fail the last analog Roland synthesizer and is the Roland JD XA worthy of the legacy of 80s classics like the Roland Jupiter-8?

00:00 Intro tune
00:54 Overview Roland JDXA
02:06 Overall Structure, Synth Engines
02:56 Analog Oscillators
03:23 Envelopes, LFOs
03:29 Analog Filter Section
04:04 Analog/Digital Routings
04:10 Digital Supernatural Engine, Waveforms
04:39 Supernatural Structure
04:43 FX Section
04:48 Vocoder
05:01 Sequencer
05:18 Arpeggiator
05:25 Presets
05:49 What Else??? Pricing, Thanks
06:11 Hate
06:39 Jam 1 (Analog Bass)
07:34 Jam 2 (Digital Bass)
08:36 Finale (Worst of Both Worlds)
09:07 Verdict
10:08 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

TTMC Sequencer Card & Tascam Porta Two. Tape Loop

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Sonic LAB: Soma Terra Desktop - Conceptual Touch Synthesizer

video upload by sonicstate

"Another conceptual instrument from the folks at SOMA - the Terra is an interesting device with a DSP heart and an organic touch based interface. With 12 velocity and touch sensitive (note triggers) and four modifier controls which can radically alter the tone.
There are 32 algorithms which drive the internal sound engine and each of these can have additional variations - which are selected by the triangular set of touch buttons.
Also with a delay or reverb (one or the other)

The tuning of the note sensors can be done in semitones and microtuning making the scales and notes playable extremely unusual, or usual - the tunings are saved per patch.
In addition there are envelope settings for each bank of buttons, the decay/release or fade out of both the actual notes played and the modifier.

Additional tuning is handled by the pitch shifters - generally + 1 or 2 octaves and down -1 -2, with a fifth by pressing two together.

The results are pretty unusual, although you can easily tune Terra to be in key if you want to play with others.
Priced at €1300(+tax) $1599

00:00 - Start
00:30 - overview
04:06 - Sounds 1
10:44 - Loading patches
12:46 - Modifying patches
14:06 - Transpose Buttons
19:26 - Drum patch
20:35 - Algorithms
25:13 - Arpeggiator
26:48 - Playing Terra
30:27 - Midi Control
33:40 - Conclusion"

Crumar Spirit - Bob Moog's Italian Synthesizer Reborn

video upload by HAINBACH

"Giallo Horror Track with the Crumar Spirit re-issue #synthesizer"

Crumar Spirit - Bob Moog's Italian Synthesizer Reborn

video upload by HAINBACH

I will put up a follow-up post when this goes live, and/or you can bookmark this post and check back as well. The Crumar Spirit is back.

"My friends from @museodelsynthmarchigiano1717, the Italian synthesizer museum, invited me again to visit them in Italy. This time, they had something new and old to show me: a faithful re-creation of the rare Bob Moog designed Crumar Spirit mono synthesizer. They teamed up with Crumar to bring this little known instrument back to life, staying as close to the original as possible. In this video I demo the synth and tell the story of how it came about."

According to Crumar in the video, the new Crumar Spirit will be limited to 100 units, but polyphonic and desktop versions might be coming.

Sequencer / Berlin School live set with Stepic 1.5

video upload by Martin Stürtzer

"In this live session I demonstrate the new features of version 1.5 of "Stepic". The free update introduces transposing through incoming midi notes, a new chord mode and an arpeggiator. It is also possible to select the pattern with a midi note. I am going to release a "talking video" in which I explain the new features in detail soon.

Synths in this video are (in order of appearance): Ob-6, Virus TI, Prophet 10. Drums are from Repro-5.

More info about Stepic:
If you want to get Stepic and help me with a small commission please use this link:"

"Stepic isn't just a powerful and versatile polyphonic step sequencer. 8 additional and fully integrated modulation sequencers make it a true sound shaping tool. Use them to automate any parameter (e.g. Filter Cutoff, Wavetable Position, Effect Amount) of your favorite synthesizers or effect devices. With its support for MIDI CC, Stepic offers you parameter control for both software plug-ins and hardware devices.

By assigning different tempos and sequence lengths to the modulation sequencers, Stepic lets you create deep, polyrhythmic parameter progressions that add a lot of motion and uniqueness to your sound. And if that's not enough, bring the 200+ random generators into play ;-)"

Cosplay - MaxforLive Sequencer for Ableton Live by White Horse

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Cosplay is an innovative Max4Live device that uses advanced frequency modulation techniques, this device generates MIDI notes that result in captivating and unique melodic variations. It is designed to cultivate new melodic ideas and help you explore uncharted musical territories.

The heart of Cosplay lies in its ability to use specific waves that interact with each other in intriguing ways. By varying the gain or frequency, the device produces variations that are not only related but also correlate to each other. This goes beyond random note generation or using conventional processes. The result is a harmonious and coherent composition that sparks your creativity.

A visually appealing display further enhances the experience with Cosplay. You can easily observe areas of interest and identify patterns that resonate with you. The intuitive interface allows you to seamlessly move between different areas of the 128 steps, enabling you to create melodic sequences of any length, up to 64 steps.

But that's not all. Cosplay provides you with a comprehensive set of editing tools to refine your melodies further. Once you have created a sequence, you can easily edit any note to perfect your composition. Alternatively, you can transform your creation into a clip and utilize the limitless possibilities of clip view to expand your music even further.

Cosplay's versatility makes it suitable for various scenarios. It can be used as a performance sequencer, allowing you to manipulate and shape your melodies in real-time. The dynamic and responsive nature of the plugin makes it an ideal tool for live performances, adding an extra layer of excitement and spontaneity to your shows.

Moreover, Cosplay is not just limited to performance-based applications. It also serves as a powerful music composition and creative tool. Whether you are a professional musician, a sound designer, or simply an enthusiast, Cosplay opens up vast possibilities for musical exploration and experimentation. Its unique approach to melodic variation will inspire you to break free from conventional musical constraints and discover your true artistic potential.

In conclusion, Cosplay is a groundbreaking Max4Live plugin that brings a new level of creativity to your music production. With its frequency modulation capabilities and intricate wave interaction, it generates captivating melodic variations that are both intriguing and repeatable. Whether you are a performer seeking to captivate your audience or a composer looking to create immersive soundscapes, Cosplay is the tool you need. Embrace the power of Cosplay and elevate your music to new heights of artistic expression.


L-1 Ladder VCF vs L-1 DD VCF. Direct comparison.

video upload by Aleksei Laman

"I made Ladder LP VCF few years ago but never sale it.
Here is direct comparison the Ladder VCF to the DD VCF."

Studio jam on Roland JP 8000

video upload by Echoflow Music

"Trying to create a melody on JP - 8000. Maybe it is a good idea for next track.
#roland #jp8000 #jp8080 #studio #trance"

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