Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Monday, May 30, 2022

Oberheim OB-Xa + "crazy" Moog Source

YouTube via retrosound72 | November 16, 2010

"vintage synth demo by RetroSound

vco-sync, glide and pad sounds: Oberheim OB-Xa analog synthesizer
bass sequence: Moog Source internal sequencer

Unfortunately the Source is a bit detuned after the beginning of this recording (legendary Crazy Source Syndrome)"

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Discovering Electronic Music (1969-1983)

Discovering Electronic Music (1969-1983) video upload by Fran Blanche

Note this is new cleaned up, single video, version of Discovering Electronic Music first posted here back in 2009.

"This film by Bernard Wilets was originally produced around 1969-70, but this reel that I present is the updated version from 1983 which includes new added Fairlight sequences with Rory Kaplan. The original sections are VERY 1969 and the color of this print is still remarkable. Great footage of Moog modular synths right in their heyday and lots of screenshots of waveforms and such. Is it coincidental that so much Bach is being played on the Moog? Calling Wendy Carlos! The film features several people who went on to make their names in electronic music, including Rory Kaplan, Douglas Leedy, and Jean-Claude Risset. This reel was transferred from my own 16mm archive print using my Eiki Telecine. The Eiki has a 5 Blade Shutter that projects a 24fps print at 30 frames per second for a flickerless NTSC transfer. A special diffusion plate eliminates the 'hot spot' of the projector, and the sound is pulled right from the optical track. Enjoy!

Join Team FranLab!!!! Become a patron and help support my YouTube Channel on Patreon:
#Moog #Music #film

- Intro music by Fran Blanche -"

This one was sent my way via John L Rice.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

How To Use Elektron Analog Four & Overbridge in Ableton Live

Published on Sep 5, 2016 Jacques Mongrel

"Walkthrough and Example of the Elektron Analog Four in Ableton Live through the audio routing and editing features of Overbridge.

Version en EspaƱol: 12:54"

Monday, July 25, 2016

New DigiLog DELTA Synthesizer Beta Test

Published on Jul 24, 2016 DigiLog

A new maker and a new mini synth. Details to come...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Yamaha Reface DX Demos by Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on May 25, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

Yamaha Reface DX Dem
Yamaha Reface DX Sequencer Demo

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.

Novation Circuit from scratch (plus FM radio sampling on OP-1)

Published on Nov 11, 2015 Terrible Beat

"Noodling on my new Novation Circuit. Sampling the FM radio on OP-1.
Apologies for the noise hiss. I'll sort that out for next time."
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

And the resulting piece including a mini review from Terrible Beat:

Under the Tree with Novation Circuit

Published on Dec 8, 2015

"Here I am sitting under the Xmas tree with my Novation Circuit. I hope this video helps those of you interested in investing in one. You can see me create something quickly from scratch near the end of the video ( Track list is below:

Floatation Tank Thoughts
Bad Bloke
Shinjuku Nights

What I like about the unit:

- Firstly, the visuals on the system really help. It's not just a pretty face. The visual sequencer, integrated keyboard, pattern control, gate/velocity etc everything is so intuitively laid out in front of you. So, no deep menu diving.
- Exploration. This can also, understandably, be a negative aspect. But, if the user embraces the lack of labelling of what the encoders (knobs) do for each patch and just explore, more often than not, happy accidents occur!
- Automation. Recording the knob tweaks is awesome. Also, the visual feedback from the little LED is really helpful. As well as the live automation recording, there is the ability to step input knob tweaks, a la parameter lock-like (see Elektron units) functionality.

Things that could be improved:

- Quick audition of patches. As there are no little screens, choosing from the 64 patches can be difficult to remember and therefore lotto-like. A quick middle C preview would be great. Albeit, whilst Play button is disabled.

- No biggy for me, but a nice to have. Panning. The stereo width can be adjusted for parts using some of the delay presets, but that's not ideal.

That's all I can think of for now. Hope you enjoy the video. Look out for more. Please leave a comment and like ;)"

Final Fantasy Gadgeteer Comes to Town (Theme remake using Korg Gadget)

Published on Jan 17, 2016 Terrible Beat

"A remake of the classic Final Fantasy theme made using Korg Gadget on iPad Mini 2."

iTunes: KORG Gadget for iPad - KORG INC.

Magical Pocket Shower Operator - PO-12 / PO-20 / PO-28 x Outrun

Published on Feb 11, 2016 Terrible Beat

"My Pocket Operators attempt to perform an arcade classic.

PO-12/PO-20/PO-28 x Outrun"

And a couple more:

From Scratch: PO-20 Arcade & PO-28 Robot

From scratch: PO-20 Arcade, PO-28 Robot, OP-1 from Teenage Engineering

The Akai Miniak Song

Published on Feb 12, 2016 ProckGnosis

"To skip the babble and beer preamble and hear the song, go to 2:00. To hear the isolated patches used in the song, skip to 6:00.

Nice little melody mostly in 5/8, with a middle section in 6/8. All sounds from the Akai Miniak, including the drums. My attempt at doing some proggy electronica, I guess. Majority of sounds are presets from the synth, with 2 or 3 being slightly tweaked or modded from presets.

The Akai Miniak is an 8-voice, 8-part multitimbral, virtual analog synth, with the same voice engine as the Alesis Ion, Alesis Micron, and the VA part of the Alesis Fusion. It's a pain in the butt to program without some software, but with 6 options for modulating the sound on the fly (pitch wheel, 2 mod wheels, and 3 assignable knobs), it's still capable of plenty of interactive, real-time modulation. Lastly it has some seriously deep programming options and a great bunch of filter models to choose from. And just to emphasize again, those seriously deep programming options are a pain to get to without software.

Though the raw oscillators are missing a bit of that analog presence, it is VERY much an acceptable substitute in a live environment, and even fine for most studio applications.

It's a shame Alesis/Akai has gotten out of the synth business, because they produced some decent sounding stuff. Yeah, they still do MIDI controllers, but it would be nice if they could have used some of the expertise that built the Andromeda and even the Fusion to carry on and improve on some of the earlier ideas. But they didn't. Oh well. So it goes..."

Miniak's on eBay

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"

Drawing a new card

Published on Feb 12, 2016 schokokontrol

"Testing an Easel breakout card"

Let's Play with Audulus 3 (Patch Design & Commentary)

Published on Feb 12, 2016 Tim Webb

"Audulus 3 is a monstrous modular synth, but it can also be a lot of fun! In this video I attempt to show you how to make a complex patch using simple building blocks. It's February Album Writing Month, so I'm making a patch that will write a whole album for me. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

iTunes: Audulus 3 - Audulus LLC

Let's Play with Audulus 3 - Part 2

Published on Feb 19, 2016 Tim Webb

"This is a continuation of the patch made in my last video [above].  I continue to develop this ambient patch with the addition of some strings using a Karplus-Strong style of synthesis. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:"

Let's Play with Audulus 3 - Part 3

Published on Feb 26, 2016 Tim Webb

Audulus for iOS | Audulus for Mac

"In this final episode of Audulus 3 we build a bell sound using FM and Additive synthesis, with a probability-based trigger and tame math to give us note pitches.

If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!";postID=8096425573810774368

Published on Mar 1, 2016 Tim Webb

"This is the culmination of the massive Audulus 3 patch I've been working on in February!

Inspiration for the album:
Music has always had a tradition of blending storytelling with applied philosophy. Or at least, at its greatest, it aspires to do so. We can never hear the first songs of mankind, but we can guess what they were about. The earliest stories undoubtedly revolved around the struggle of man against nature. Then Gods against man. As we cast about today we find a narrative in which Gods and Man are mutually forsaken, and Nature is I'm totally fucking with you. This is ambient. I just tried to make some pretty bleeps and bloops.

If you missed it, you can watch the whole Let's Play with Audulus 3 series here:
Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

Audulus for iOS | Audulus for Mac

Nord Drum 2 Modeling Percussion Synthesizer Demo with Chris Martirano

Published on Feb 12, 2016 Kraft Music

"Find Nord Drum 2 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano demonstrates the Nord Drum 2 percussion synthesizer at Kraft Music. This demo also features playing by Milwaukee-area percussionist Kavi Laud.

Built on the success of the first generation Nord Drum virtual analog percussion synthesizer, the Nord Drum 2 launches as a 6-channel Modeling Percussion Synthesizer that combines the playability of real percussion with unique and powerful sound creation possibilities. Updated features from Nord include Resonance modeling, FM-synthesis, distortion effects, stereo outputs with panning and CC-control. To accompany the Nord Drum 2 is the all-new Nord Pad, a responsive, compact multi-pad designed to be the perfect companion to the Nord Drum 2 with an elegant single cable Ethernet connector.

The Nord Pad is available as an optional accessory to the Nord Drum 2, or together combined in money-saving BUNDLE exclusively from Kraft Music. Our synth percussion bundles include everything you need to complete your Nord Drum setup whether for playing at home, in the studio, or on stage, all for one low price!"

"Prophet 6 Organ" 13TH PORTAL by B.Gomez, MBee3

Published on Feb 12, 2016 Bob I. Gomez

Hordijk TwinPeak Improvisation

Published on Feb 12, 2016 Todd Barton

"Continuing exploring 'no oscillator patches' -- this patch uses the Hordijk TwinPeak Filter to self-oscillate. Much better audio here:"

Return to LoFi - Studiologic Sledge v2 & Juno 60

Published on Feb 12, 2016 DouglasHurdGymnast

"Gotta love 80s graphics :) Its funny how what was once cutting edge and almost icy cold to view now appears warm and quite beautiful. The march of time has a curious way of blurring our vision of the past as it treads ever on into the future.

Studiologic Sledge 2
Juno 60
Spark LE"

GLASYS - No Chronic Pain, No Gain (Live)

Published on Feb 11, 2016 GLASYS

"Here's another one-take live performance. This song has a lot of keyboard action and proved to be quite the challenge!

All sounds played in realtime on the Nord Stage 2EX which also controls a Boomstar 4075 (for the bass sound). Only the drums are sequenced using a Social Entropy Engine and Nord Drum 2. Recorded in one take."

Odd World 3 -Multi format modular patch.

Published on Feb 12, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"A breathing environmental soundscape created with interconnected modular and semi modular synths."

Studio Electronics Boomstar Quadnic Shop Demo 5

Published on Feb 12, 2016 StudioElectronics

"Filmed entirely on location in beautiful El Segundo."

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

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