Showing posts with label Audio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Audio. Show all posts

Friday, February 12, 2016

Video and Audio Labels on MATRIXSYNTH

Hi everyone, I'm thinking about retiring the video and audio labels on the site. When the current format of MATRIXSYNTH launched back in 2005, videos and audio posts weren't as common so the labels made sense. Now, the majority of posts that go up are video posts which of course have audio. If you are asking yourself why I even created the labels in the first place, SoundCloud didn't launch until 2007, two years after this version of MATRIXSYNTH launched, and YouTube launched in February of 2005; people were just beginning to upload their synth videos, so if you can believe it, they weren't as common back then. The majority of posts were synth pics which of course never got a label. I've been using the video and audio labels since then without really thinking about it. Now they just seem kind of odd. It's akin to having a post or synth label on a site that consists of nothing but posts on synths. If anyone actually does rely on them, let me know, otherwise consider this the last post to have the labels.

Disassembly Language: Ambient Music for Deprogramming Vol. 1



Our new chipmusic concept album is a collection of ambient music crafted to help facilitate relaxation. Over 1 hour of mind defragmenting tones for you to enjoy! Each sound is hand crafted from the Commodore 64 personal computer's SID sound chip. Portions of the album were co-written by a computer as many of the notes were set to be selected by the CPU at random! All tones have been digitally processed for maximum smoothness and optimum ambiance. Relax and Enjoy!
released February 12, 2016

All Music & Production 8 Bit Weapon"

Sequential Prophet VS "Time Capsule"

"(c)2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
all sounds: SCI Prophet VS Vector Synthesizer (1986)
recording: multi-track without MIDI
fx: a bit delay and reverb"

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08: Improvisation LXI

Published on Feb 12, 2016 Sacred Synthesis

"Another improvisation from the previous day's session, using the same brass patch. This piece is meant entirely to demonstrate the power of the Prophet '08 Keyboard and Module pair. This is how it sounds to "pull out all the stops".

DSI Prophet '08 Keyboard
DSI Prophet '08 Module
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L

Lexicon MX300 reverb
Alesis Nanoverb 2 delay

Performed live and recorded directly to CD

All music property of Sacred SynthesisDescription"

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BoB SwanS - Prophet 12 Demo Track

"This is the first track i made that is created using sounds entirely created on the DSI Prophet 12 Module. Its about 2 years old but i never bothered posting it, so here it is.

The drums are sampled from the P12 into Ableton and dropped into a drum rack with some processing. The other synth parts are multitracked."

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Hordijk Cross Currents

"Recently I've been sharing and exploring Hordijk patches with Benoit Faivre. This single-pass performance was totally inspired by a patch Ben recently devised. Here's to you Ben!"

Monday, February 08, 2016

DSI/Sequential Oberheim OB-6 Programs

"patches for consideration into the Oberheim OB-6 Factory Programs"

And a few more from on Instagram:

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Talko VCO1

"Testing a new VCO mode for the Talko #arduino based #modular #eurorack #speechsynth"


You might remember the Talko by Deladriere in this previous Ninstrument post.

Vocoders Comparison

"A comparison of the four vocoder-equipped MIDI synths I own. I haven't spent a lot of time fiddling with the settings on each synth, so these are by no means the only vocoder sounds they can produce. However, it is possible to tell that each has its own distinct character.

The Redsound Vocoda has a nice grunge to it, but has the disadvantage of only being monophonic, when using its own oscillator.

The Nova's 40-band vocoder is the smoothest, unsurprisingly, but as a result doesn't really have that robotic sound I like in a vocoder.

The Nord Modular, being a virtual modular is by far the most flexible, so the example only hints at the range of vocoder-type sounds possible with this synth.

The DVP-1 is a surprise. It sounds pretty bad in this example. I suspect it will need a bit more pre/post-processing work to get the best out it. Though all these vocoders are digitally modelled, I have a feeling the DVP-1 is less closely based on the traditional analogue vocoder setup than the others, which could explain the lack of the kind of controls you'd expect from an analogue vocoder on this unit.

I've added an example of the DVD-1s Harmonise mode at the end, just for fun.

With apologies to Leftfield and Africa Bambaataa"

Redsound DarkStar Synth with Vocoda Chip

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via this auction

"Really nice, quirky synth/FX box. Has Vocoda chip installed, so run a mic into it for for great robotic vocal effects. The basic 11-band vocoder with internal oscillator, to me ears, sounds great, with a lovely grittiness to it. There 4 other modes, providing more options than any other vocoder that I know of, software or hardware! If you love Kraftwerk, and early Electro tunes, you'll love this!

Here are a couple of quick examples of the kind of sounds it can make:

Vocoder mode, compared to some other vocoders.
And the unique Sequence-Coder mode, that allows you to program your own sequence of preset vowel/consonant sounds. Excellent when tweaking that joystick.

Of course, if you tire of manic android effects and formant effects (it's also capable of some pretty cool synth sounds in Vocoda mode), you can always swap Vocoda chip for the original 5-part-multitimbral virtual-analogue synth chip. Don't be fooled by the RCA sockets on the back (legacy of Redsound's roots in the DJ equipment market), this thing can hold it's own against many synths from more well-known manufacturers. It's capable of producing some great analogue-type sounds, and editing is a breeze, as it's almost one-knob-per-function.

This desktop box style is coming back into favour in a big way, too. The DarkStar comes in a very convenient package. It doesn't take up too much desktop real-estate, but the controls are nicely laid-out, with enough space to feel your way around easily."

Roland u220 demo

Published on Feb 8, 2016 Magnetic tape

Opublikowany 18.08.2015

Music & video by Adam Kolodziejczyk
All sounds are from the Roland u220

Friday, February 05, 2016

Hordijk Phantasma ii

"A companion piece to my first Hordijk Phantasma [see this post]. Headphones or studio monitors recommended."

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Futuresonus Parva - Hardware and Menu Overview (no sounds)

Published on Feb 4, 2016 djthomaswhite

"A quick look at the Futuresonus Parva Synthesizer build quality and hardware, and a look at the editing menu navigation. Sound demos are currently on my Soundcloud (djthomaswhite). Video demos of sound and editing are coming next."

"First day demo of my Futuresonus Parva Synthesizer. This is really just a recording of my meeting around with the sounds I created on the fly. You will hear reverb and chorus from an Eventide H9 at times but most of what you hear is dry. The first patch is entirely Parva for example. I see great potential in this synthesizer and am glad I supported the project on Kickstarter. Units should be available for sale on soon! BTW, the final patch is intended to sound like a horror movie soundtrack. It has no oscillators involved other than the filter self oscillating and me turning the knobs for frequency and resonance to change the sound. Really creepy!"

"Here is my second noodle around with the Futuresonus Parva synthesizer. There are no external effects in this demo. Everything you here is 100% Parva. I am particularly excited with the Detroit String stabs which are the result of 3 oscillators, 4 LFO's, panning and LFO cross-modulation. There are also some good examples of bass (which is very good) and some softer and rougher tones. Again, not trying to win a music award, but more showcasing the sounds this instrument can produce. I hope you enjoy! Notes - This is without the updated OS addressing several issues. The high pitched whine you here is due to me running the oscillators at 25 out of 127 gain and having to jack up the main out. Brad at Futuresonus is fixing this by lowering the overall internal gain of the oscillators which will allow them to be turned up without causing crunchiness in the filter and amplifier sections. Also, the filter tuning is not fixed in this OS I am using but you can hear I am still getting some great sounds. Some of the patches feature the mod matrix this time around where you have 16 slots to assign modulation to the wheel, velocity, etc. I only assigned features to the mod wheel but it is quite powerful and I will explore it more in future demos. Check out for more info on the Parva."

Pano by Den Stora Bilen Featuring the DSI Prophet 12

"Starting of ambient-ish and ends up more towards four on the floor.

All sound expect the piano was made on the Prophet 12. Snare and hi-hat didn't end up sounding as good as I wanted but this track was more about me trying out another (very linear) workflow so I decided they where good enough."

Wednesday, February 03, 2016


"Macbeth VCO > SV Filter > Modcan Dual Delay/ Doepfer Spring Rev."

Monday, February 01, 2016

Compositions on the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer

Published on Jun 2, 2015

Provided to YouTube by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Georganna's Farewell · Jon Appleton
Bilder (Images) · Lars-Gunnar Bodin
Emergence · Russell Pinkston
Tapestry I · William Brunson

The Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer

℗ 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1976 Folkways Records

Released on: 1976-01-01

The Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer was the precursor to the NED Synclavier. See the Dartmouth Digital Synthesizer label below for more.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


"This cheerful little tune was done entirely with sounds only from Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 synthesizers. The original sketch for this song had more of a chip-tune / arcade game theme style, but it turned into kind of an electronic pop / trance track in the end.

I am selling one of my Shruthis (with a 4 Pole Mission filter board), so I wanted to record one song that showcases this fun little synth before I give it away. There is one pad sound, for which I sampled the notes from a Shruthi with a SSM2044 filter board. All other sounds, including drums and FX, are from the 4 Pole Mission Shruthi.

Multitracked on a BOSS BR-600 without MIDI, then mixed with Tracktion 6 DAW on Linux. The drum sounds and a pad where sampled from the Shruthi and then sequenced in the DAW.

Effects used: Delay and Chorus from the BR-6000, Calf Vintage Delay, zita-reverb, ZamComp, Tracktion Chorus and EQ.

Image by xuuxuu from…d-fast-auto-101976/, CC-0 Public Domain"

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cinematic Diva - Sounds from the Updated "Art Of Sound" Soundset

Published on Jan 29, 2016 SoundsDivine111

"All sounds are from the updated version of the 'Art Of Sound' soundset for U-He's Diva synthesizer."

Cinematic Diva Part 2

Published on Jan 29, 2016

"Preview of the presets from the updated version of the 'Art Of Sound' soundset for U-He's Diva synthesizer."

Thursday, January 28, 2016

OBERHEIM OB-XA Custom Patches 2016 part 1

Published on Jan 28, 2016 Superfunk Synths

"OBERHEIM OB-XA Custom Patches 2016 part 1

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OBERHEIM OB XA Custom Patches 2016 part 2

Published on Jan 28, 2016

Hordijk Ambiences

Published on Jan 28, 2016 Todd Barton

"two minimal drone pieces created on a Rob Hordijk analog modular system. better audio here: Headphones or studio monitors recommended."

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

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