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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

"Droid Mischief" - Akai MPC X + Arturia MiniFreak + ASM Hydrasynth + Novation BassStation II

video upload by Patrick Manderson

"'Droid Mischief' was recorded live late afternoon on Friday August 25, 2023 using a MIDI sequencer and a room full of synthesizers and drum machines. Three analog mixers were used with a rack of ouboard effects mixed in stereo and recorded. Mixing and automation was controlled by the sequencer directly to the synthesizers. The final recording required manual adjustments and muting of the of mixer channels to suppress the noise coming from some of the devices. Video was recorded weeks after afterwards.

'Droid Mischief' was inspired initially from a previous composition utilizing a number of budget analog synths from Behringer. At [3:35] these synth along with the everpresent Novation BassStation II play a series of bleeps and bloops with a backdrop of ominous vocal grunts and breaths by the *Korg MS2000*. Each of the Behringer analog synths were patched for their perspective parts with CV modulating their volumes from the *Akai MPC X*.

Three patches were programmed for the Xenomorph voice on the *Korg MS2000*. Each utilizing the Korg's distortion. Dual patches were used to mix breathing noise and throat noise with velocities. [0:24], [1:53], [3:21]

The second part 'The Feast', is anchored by a groove using syncopated bass notes on the ASM Hydrasynth and percussive embilishments using AFX-MODE on the *Novation BassStation II*. Note: 4-5 stacked BassStations w/AFX-MODE would make an incredible sounding percussion synthesizer.

The Korg Radias is always present with its flexible 16 voice drum kit filled with various bottom frequencies, mid and high filtered noises layered and mixed with various modulations to make all sorts of lovely percussions [3:30]. Vocal 'Ahhs' embelish the suspensful parts [3:46], [4:45].

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 filled in a number of spaces, most notably the drama strings at [4:36] with the Roland JP-8080.

Eight patches were staged for use in the first half on the *Roland System-1M*. Its fidelity cuts through very nicely. I was suprised by the sound coming out of it despite the generic sounding filter. The oscillators and overall fidelity is excellent.

The Korg Minilogue and Minilogue XD take turns playing bass as well as other parts throughout. Always useful and never disappointing. The Minilogue is permanently coupled with the Drawmer DL241's gate to manage its noise.

Engine drones were provided by the Sequential Prophet 6*. It also provided additional syncopated notes with the *Hydrasynth in the last 3rd.

The delicious sounds coming from the Arturia MiniFreak was on stage throughout. Liberal use of its two macro modulations over MIDI CC-117, CC-118.

00:00 somwhere on deck D of the Nostromos
00:39 introduction
01:06 MS2000 and System-1 layered voices
01:27 buildup using BS AFX sounds layered with Rytm and Radias
01:49 Minilogue XD playing the bass
02:15 all instruments playing here
02:51 transitions with synthesized percussions
03:28 the chase
04:36 string transition with Prophet REV2*
05:00 Hydrasynth syncopation at 'The Feast'
05:49 resolved tension
06:16 finishing up with 'the groove'
07:25 synth credits"

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

"The Dreadnaught Factor" - Akai MPC X + Behringer 2600 Blue Marvin + ASM Hydrasynth + MINIFREAK...

video upload by Patrick Manderson

"'The Dreadnaught Factor' was recorded live early Saturday morning on January 21st 2023 using a MIDI sequencer, a room full of synthesizers and drum machines. Four analog mixers were used with a rack of outboard effects and mixed stereo. Mixing and automation was controlled by the sequencer directly to the synthesizers. The final reorded required manual muting of the of mixer channels to suppress the noise coming from some of the devices including the Korg Minilogue. The video was taken afterwards.

"The Dreadnaught Factor" was inspired by the box art of an early 80s video game for Intellivision. It featured a number of spaceships on a blue background much like the 2600 Blue Marvin featured in this music. The melody and chord arrangement originated from a short piece I created several years ago and later merged it with a small piece of unfinished music titled "Driod Mischief". I was pleased how the two sounded when arranged in this way. I look forward to finishing "Droid Mischief".

The Hydrasynth plays a few different roles in Dreadnaught, even doubling up with the BassStation adding filter modulations to the bass parts [3:23].

The Korg MS2000 never disappoints when you use its modulation sequencer and its charasmatic digital distortion. Several parts were played, twisting and swirling in the stereo field. Modulated tremolos off-rhythm and hypnotic.

Korg Minilogue XD has so much range - such a wide sweet spot of sound. Especially when you use the digital user oscillators. Resonating plucks and unnatural reverbs works well for my tastes.

The Behringer 2600 Blue Marvin and Model D is featured in the "Droid Mischief" part at [2:58].
The notes were played over MIDI. Volume modulation was controlled with CV from the *Akai Pro MPC X*.
The Model D ran through the inputs of the Roland TR8s for its Phaser effect. The TR8S did nothing else.

There are a few dark pad patches I re-use often on the Oberheim Matrix 1000 playing disonant chords throughout.

The Elektron Analog Rytm MkII provides most of the rhythms. Each of its 12 voices run on its own MIDI channel with a full complement of continuous controllers. Lots of CC modulation was used on some of the voices. The internal sequencer was not used. All notes and automation comes from the *MPC X*.

Arturia's MINIFREAK layered in a few bits throughout and is featured at the very end [6:11]. Macros were modulated from the *MPC X*.

Korg's Radias is 4 part multitimbral. On part #4 I keep a carefully curated drum kit synthesized with noise, sines and filters - mixed with some of the built in drum samples. Part #1 featured a vocal "ah-ha" patch [3:01] using one of the vowel waves, a formant insert effect and careful modulation of its dual filters.

My favorite guitar pluck patch on the Korg EX-8000 makes an appearance.

At the center of it all, the MPC X seemlesssly connects to everything and manages to keep all devices in perfect sync. As mentioned before - meticulous editing of MIDI events is a breeze and very comfortable over long editing sessions. Approximately 21 tracks were used including Control Voltage for the modulars.

00:00 project notes
00:08 introduction
00:33 The Dreadnaught
00:40 JX-08 - melodic pipes
00:58 Minilogue XD - haunted melody
01:22 Hydrasynth
01:43 MS2000 + Prophet REV2 picking up the pace
02:09 EX-8000 transition
02:16 Minilogue - vocal haunts
02:37 2600 Blue Marvin - the derelict
02:58 Model D + Radias - "Droid Mischief"
03:23 Hydrasynth doubling with the Bass Station
03:58 MS2000 + 2600 Blue Marvin - mono lead and accompaniment
04:22 GB4 + compressors + MINIFREAK handling the build up
04:51 Part 2 - "Derelict Adrift"
06:38 end titles"

Sunday, January 23, 2022

"Starfield Bound" - Akai MPC X / DAWless MIDI performance

video upload by Patrick Manderson

"'Starfield Bound' - was recorded live early Sunday morning on January 16, 2022 using a MIDI sequencer, 4 mixers, outboard compressors and a room full of synthesizers. This music originated from a shorter music sequence that later evolved to what is here now. For several weeks I considered breaking it up into 2 separate pieces sharing the same theme and later left decided to keep it as is. I'm still not sure it was a good idea to keep it as one.

The MPC X was used to compose and arrange all the MIDI data and control all the synths during recording. Most of the modulations were made with note velocities. Many parts were controlled with continuous controller messages. This is my second piece of music composed on the Akai MPC X and despite the complexity of all the automation and modulations, working with it at this level was very easy and comfortable. Much more so than the Yamaha RS-7000.

The Oberheim Matrix 1000 and Korg Minilogue XD provided the primary sonic textures for Startfield Bound - aided by the wonderful percussion textures of the Boss DR-660. A custom kit was mapped meticulously so accomodate layering of sounds using the pitch, decay and nuance parameters. All 4 outputs were used and careful consideration on routing the sounds to each of the 4 channels on the Soundcraft GB4.

The Roland JX-08 and ASM Hydrasynth were added late in the development of the music. I am really impressed with the sound of both, especially the JX-08.

During the summer of '21 a pair of new mixers were added to the room. The Soundcraft GB4 and a Allen & Heath MixWizard WZ3 replaced my aging Mackie 1604 VLZ3 which had nothing technically wrong with it, but it drove me crazy there were no eq disable switches on the channels.

Why two mixers? I would have preferred a single larger frame (24 or 32 channel) console but I don't have the physical space for it. Two smaller mixers works out great better for the room.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

"Ichika's Brand New Dress" - Akai MPC X, Korg Wavestate, Minilogue XD, Sequential Prophet REV2

video by Patrick Manderson

"'Ichika's Brand New Dress' - recorded live on February 27, 2021 using a MIDI sequencer, 3 mixers and room full of synthesizers.

The roots of "Ichika's" was composed on a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer and left unfinished for several years. The intricate timings and swing notes were too difficult to mix when overdubbing and editing on the RS7000 and was nearly abandoned altogether. Fast forward to December 2020 - I don't think I would have ever finished this without the Akai MPC X. It's essentially a sports car wrapped around a Rolls Royce. The 10" display is comfortable to use and the generous physicality of buttons, knobs, OLED displays make editing a breeze. Mixing straight notes, with triplets and swing was something nearly impossible to manage on the RS. The MPC not only made it easy, but I never felt constrained to try things out. Although I may never touch its sampler and built-in synths, the MIDI capabilities alone are amazing and worth the price - especially coming from the RS7000.

The breakout stars of this piece are the Korg Wavestate and the Sequential REV2 which due to its versatility played the bulk of parts [00:11​], [01:13​], [0:31​], [05:50​] both layered and split all throughout [02:27​], [02:56​], [04:32​]. Its generous modulation capabilities allowed nuance everywhere needed especially since the MPC X made editing so much easier. Velocity and the MOD wheel are used primarily to articulate notes; discrete use of specific CC modulations were also used. The digital distortion and filter modulations were synchronized with MIDI [04:52​].

The Wavestate's factory patches are so expertly designed although I found it difficult to fit them in initially. Luckily I know enough to adjust the envelopes to get a good fitting. Still the Wavestate remains a challenge for me to wrap my head around. Swirling strings [02:03​], [02:38​], [03:50​] and bell tones [02:29​].

Drums - I'm surprised how many drums are in this. The Roland TR8s was used to replace RS7000 analog kit used in the original 'Ichika's'. The MDX 1400 was used to compress the 808 kick. Two acoustic kits from the Yamaha Motif XS were tweaked to make use of its built-in VCM compressors - room reverb first, then the compression. Most of the acoustic kit performance was sequenced on the RS7000 and later tweaked on the MPC X. The crash choke was made by playing a regular crash using a second note at a lower velocity (greater than zero) at [05:14​]. The delicious sound of the Boss DR-660 [03:26​] was added to "Ichika's" recently as new sections using the Wavestate were created. The Alesis 3630 was used to tame the dynamics of the DR-660, especially the toms. Lastly, my custom "noise and sine" kit on the Korg Radias embellishes all through the piece.

The Korg EX-8000 had a minor role except for the amazing sweeping patch showered in its digital delay [03:27​], [03:48​]. I believe an original preset patch with minor tweaks on the envelopes.

Upbeat vox played by the Korg Radias near the beginning [00:12​] and at the end [05:25​], also modulated here [01:22​] and here [01:32​].

The original Minilogue wears its characterful filter again throughout "Ichika's", reusing patches from previous arrangements. Layered up, the Minilogue XD *high-def* embellishments filled in when needed.

The lightning acrobatics of the Novation Bass Station II and its ability to switch patches on a tick emphasized individual notes in a few places [01:27​], [03:36​]. Unfortunately my mixing isn't sufficient to put these subleties out front enough to hear.

Brassy swells [00:53​] and stringy melodies [02:06​] on the Prophet 6. Digital voice chatter here [02:30​] and here [03:18​], melodic emphasis on the main parts [00:11​] on the Korg MS 2000 - shining near the end with a chaotic sequence of LFO modulations [04:52​].

The Yamaha Tx81Z played a minor part filling in space when needed [01:00​], [05:17​].

Video from a Canon EOS SL3 was captured over a two day period while the audio was recorded after getting a satisfying take."

Sunday, December 27, 2020

"Mice in the Attic" & "Love on a Mousetrap" - Yamaha RS7000 + Wavestate + Minilogue XD + Wavestate

Patrick Manderson

"'Mice in the Attic' - 'Love on a Mousetrap'

Recorded live early evening on December 18, 2020 using a Yamaha RS-7000 MIDI Sequencer and a room full of MIDI synthesizers. The sequencer was painstakingly programmed to play all instruments as well as automations, modulation, volume & patch changes. The instruments ran through 3 mixers and a rack of compressors and outboard effects. All parts were mixed and recorded to stereo tracks in a single take. This video was recorded early evening on winter solstice December 21 and edited days later.

The first half, "Mice in the Attic", was arranged on the RS-7000 Sequencer sometime in early 2019 and left without any ideas on how to finish it. At that time it only included the great guitar-like patch on the Korg EX-8000, a Bass Station II patch and a kick drum from the Boss DR660. Early this Fall, the second half, "Love on a Mousetrap", was arranged and paired up with "Mice".

This music was made with a symphony of Korg Synths. Notably the EX-8000 played a very dynamic guitar-like patch through an Alesis Quadraverb from beginning to end. The MS-2000 played various parts, mainly the femenine voice and the Radias played percussions and the masculine voice.

The voice performances on the MS-2000 and Radias were painstakenly edited on The Sequencer to get the articulations *just right*. Lots of pitch, modwheel, velocities and volume/expression CCs were used and getting them right in the basic event editor on The Sequencer was quite tedious. These parts were some of the most difficult and time consuming edits I've ever had to do.

The Wavestate toggled between two versions of the same patch of strings and choir sounds coming in at the start of "Love on a Mousetrap". It also plays the *heavenly* sequence at the end.

The two Minilogues switched quite a few patches - most notably the XD played a wonderful User oscillator named 'Pluck'.

Layering in FM tones at just the right moments was the Yamaha TX81Z - also ran through the Alesis Quadraverb.

The Roland JP-8080 plays *the rise* at the intro and a few quiet pads on the second half. The XV-5080 filled in a few parts emphasizing other instruments.

The Roland TR8S alternated between 3 separate kits to cover the percussion needed on the various sections. One of the kits used a master high pass filter to give it a Casio-like rhythm tone

Dave Smith is represented in not so obvious ways using the Prophet 6 and REV 2. The REV 2 being ambidextrous play 2 patches in a split when needed.

Much care and time was spent on the mix. Two line mixers and a Mackie 1604 VLZ3 routed all the synths and compressors including the Alesis 3630, Behringer MDX 1400, Art Pro Tube Channel, Art Pro VLA II and a Drawmer 1978. May takes were made. Whenever anything needed to be adjusted the entire piece had to be recorded again from scratch.

All MIDI ran through the MOTU MIDI Timepiece MTP AV.

Video was shot using an iPhone 8 through a magnifying glass. Editing was done in Davinci Resolve 15."

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

"Fifth Avenue Menace" - Yamaha RS-7000 + Prophet 6 + Prophet REV2 + Korg MS-2000

Published on Apr 15, 2020 Patrick Manderson

"Recorded live late afternoon on April 5th, 2020 using a Yamaha RS-7000 MIDI Sequencer and a room full of MIDI synthesizers & drum machines. The sequencer was painstakingly programmed to play all instruments as well as automations, modulation, volume & patch changes. The instruments ran through 3 mixers and a rack of compressors and outboard effects. All parts were mixed and recorded in a single take. This video was recorded and edited afterwards.

The initial inspiration started with the Korg DDD-5, Korg EX-8000 & Sequential Prophet 6. Later the vox parts were developed on the Korg MS 2000. The Korg Radias would likely do a better job making voice-like sounds but the MS 2000 was more convenient in the early stages. Instead the Radias provided a custom kit of percussive noises, sweeps and plucks.

The Korg EX-8000 is a beautiful sounding synth, unfortunately one patch was used to play bass and nothing else. However the pitch wheel was assigned filter cutoff - giving it the right texture during parts of the music. Art Tube Channel provided its EQ and compression.

The Prophet 6 plays the dominate piano progression in the first half and later takes a minor role filling in space once the intensity kicks in. This patch was very expressive with both envelopes mapped to velocity.

The Korg Minilogue has double-duty with the main melody and layering the bass parts in the first half. Its filter has lots of sweet spots and can be dialed in just right when inspired.

Sequential REV2 and Roland JP-8080 are quite busy filling in various swells, stringy pads, portamentos and spacy atmospherics throughout. The REV2's deep programming allows it to fit perfectly where it needs to.

The BassStation plays a duet of solos in the last 3rd along with Minilogue and MS 2000. Its programming is very flixible for solos using mod wheel, pitch and channel aftertouch. The multi-mode filter give you lots of flexibility to dial in the right sound. A vintage 8bit digital delay added epic sound to the most important parts of the BassStation.

The Roland JX-03 has a minor role doubling a channel with the Radias however the Roland SH-01A is more prominent role filling in necessary chords and melodies.

The Electribe ESX-1 wasn't originally part of this music until later when a need for more punchier beats for the second half.

Accoustic drums came from an expansion card installed in the Roland XV-5080. It was easy to male good use of the multitimbral key-range mapping with a number of arpeggiated plucks drowned in reverb and delay.

The Radias provided additional distorted noises thru bit-reductions at the very end.

Additional reverbs were generated by the Ensooniq DP/4. The Lexicon MX200 pitch shifted the kick and snare on the DDD-5 while the Quadraverb engulfed the drum bus with gated reverb.

All MIDI ran through the MOTU MIDI Timepiece MTP AV.

The camera is an old Panasonic Lumix LX7 point and shoot. Editing was done in Davinci Resolve."

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Yamaha SHS-10 - "Last Christmas"

Published on Dec 11, 2016 Patrick Manderson

"Yamaha 'keytar' SHS-10.
2 operator FM keyboard with pitch bender and MIDI out.

Also featuring: "Dori" the Chihuahua

* 32 mini keys
* 25 sounds
* 6 voice polyphonic
* Chord sequencer
* Vibrato & Sustain Control
* Built-in speaker and 1/4" jack
* Rhythms & Accompaniment"

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Casio HT-700 Programmable Digital Synthesizer with Analog Filters

Published on Nov 6, 2016 Patrick Manderson

"This demo contains a number of short MIDI sequences and arpeggios highlighting the filter and wavetable-like oscillators. MIDI sequences were driven by the Yamaha RS7000 Sequencer. Arpeggios were provided by the Novation Bass Station II. One some sequences the Boss Dr-660 played drums. A few pieces of outboard gear was used. Alesis, Behringer & Art Pro Compressors. Delays and reverbs were added from a number of devices: Lexicon MX200, Behringer REV 2496, Zoom MS-CDR70, Digitech RDS 1900.

There is a built-in "stereo" effect using a BBD chorus circuit but it was disabled throughout. I found it a little noisy and a distorted.

The LFO only affects the oscillator. It has depth, delay, speed and 4 wavforms (tri, ramp, reverse ramp, square, random)

It has 31 waveforms for the upper voice and 16 waveforms for the lower voice.

4 part multitimbral - upper voice, lower voice, bass, PCM drums
(8 voices in single mode or 4 voices upper, 3 voices lower, 1 voice bass). The individual drum sounds cannot be triggered over MIDI but the drum patterns to transmit.

One programmable analog filter for the upper voice, another analog filter for the lower voice. The bass voice has no filter.

The resonant NJM2069 filters are very similar to the Korg Poly 800, DW 6000, DW 8000, DSS-1. The DCA and VCF envelopes have fast ADSR and level parameters. However maxing the attack and decay unfortunately isn't slow enough in my opinion. You can hear the filter envelopes at their slowest settings in the Filter Sweeps demo at 10:44.

00:02 MIDI Sequence 1
01:12 MIDI Sequence 2
02:33 MIDI Sequence 3
02:57 Arpeggio 1
03:37 PCM Drum Demo
04:57 MIDI Sequence 4
06:50 Arpeggio 2
07:40 Arpeggio 3
08:21 MIDI Sequence 5
09:07 Arpeggio 4: Waveform Sweep
09:57 Arpeggio 5: Envelope Demo
10:44 MIDI Sequence 6: Filter Sweeps
11:42 MIDI Sequence 7
12:15 Arpeggio 6: Filter Tweaks
12:55 MIDI Sequence 8
13:24 Arpeggio 7"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Vanguards" - RS7000 + DW-8000 + ESQ1 + MS2000 + Radius

Published on Oct 13, 2016 Patrick Manderson

"'Vanguards' - RS7000 + DW-8000 + ESQ1 + MS2000 + Radius

This music was recorded live Friday afternoon on October 7 2016 using a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer and a room full of MIDI synthesizers.

All performances and automation were painstakingly programmed into the sequencer and played back through 2 mixers into 2 channels in Ableton.

This music was inspired by a rescued-from-the-dead Korg DW-6000. 5 patches are featured during the performance. The Korg MS-2000 contributed 3 patches that were tweaked to closely approximate the DW-6000 and was used in concert when the DW was busy. The Ensoniq ESQ1 emphasizes the chord changes in the first section a plays along with a soft filtered pad throughout the rest of the music. The Korg Radius took care of all hi-hat and splashing percussions using filtered noise. Kicks, snares and toms came from the Roland Super JV-1080 was also used for bass. The Yamaha RX-5 layer its toms on top of the JV-1080. The Roland Super JD-990 provided hi-fidelity portamentos and a reverberated pad of pulse waves. The Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 droned piano chords throughout most of the piece.


Sunday, April 03, 2016

"Wagner's Chariot" - RS7000 + ESQ1 + Prophet '08 + Radias + JD-990 + TR-505

Published on Apr 3, 2016 Patrick Manderson

"This music was recorded live on Sunday April 3 2016 using a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer and an orchestra of synthesizers.
All performances and automation were programmed into the sequencer and played back through 2 mixers into 2 channels in Ableton.


Morgan Orange..................................­.............pilot
Yamaha RS7000 Sequencer.................conductor


Ensoniq ESQ-1.............hero melodies and storms
Korg Radias.............noises, arps and inspirations

Novation Bass Station II...................bass engines
DSI Prophet '08............................wagnarian brass
Roland Super JD-990..................................­.clouds
Roland JP-8080............................arpeg­gio armies
Access Virus Indigo II..............................trumpets
Roland TR-505.................................k­ick and snare
Korg Electribe EMX-1...............percussion & noise
Yamaha Motif XS.....................................l­inn toms


Saturday, February 27, 2016

"Victorian Gargoyles" - RS7000 + Poly 800 + ESQ1 + CZ1 + Volca + Prophet '08

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Patrick Manderson

"Victorian Gargoyles" - RS7000 + Poly 800 + ESQ1 + CZ1 + Volca + Prophet '08

This music was recorded live on Saturday February 27 2016 using a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer and various synthesizers.
All performances and automation were painstakingly programmed into the sequencer and played back through 2 mixers into 2 channels in Ableton Live 8 lite.


Morgan Orange..................................­................pilot
Yamaha RS7000 Sequencer....................conductor


Korg Poly-800II..............................­pads & melodies
Ensoniq ESQ-1...................................­...lo-fi textures
Casio CZ1.....................................­..arps & melodies
Novation Bass Station II.....................melancholies
DSI Prophet '08..............................pads & melodies
Roland Super JD-990..............portamentos & pads
Roland JP-8080.................................­.....noisy sines
Korg Electribe EMX-1....percussion & white noises
Access Virus Indigo II..............pads, arps & booms
Korg Volca Keys....................................­.........klangs
Korg Volca Bass....................................­............bass
Korg Volca Beats...................................­.............kick


Zoom MSCDR70.................................­.............verbs
Behringer V-Verb Pro...............................ambien­ce
Lexicon MX200...................................­...........delays
Alesis 3632 Compressor/Gate...............noise gate
Art Tube Channel..............pre amp & compression


Mackie 1642 VLZ3....................................­......mixer
Behringer RX1602..................................­.........mixer
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6...................analog to digital
Panasonic LX 7.......................................­"

Friday, December 26, 2014

"Bored in Canada" - RS7000 + Prophet 08 + CZ1 + Volca

Published on Dec 26, 2014 Patrick Manderson
Update: video back online for those that missed it.

"'Bored in Canada'
A sequencer sythesizer preformance

Morgan Orange

conducted by:
Yamaha RS7000 Sequencer - automation and sequencing

- Electribe EMX - drums + percussion
- Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 - dynth pads and boards
- Casio CZ1 - phase distortion bells
- Novation Bass Station 2 - melodies and arpeggios
- Korg Volca Keys, Bass - arpeggios and bass
- Roland JD-990 - Icy Air and Wispy Wind
- Roland JP-8080 - Soft sweeping strings
- Access Virus Indigo II - detuned pads and melodies

This music was performed live with the RS7000 sequencer through two analog mixers and a Focusrite Scarlett interface into 2 tracks of Ableton. Compression was added post in Ableton."

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Yamaha RS7000 + ESQ1 + Super JD-990 + Bass Station II - demo "The Miles of March"

Published on Apr 6, 2014 Patrick Manderson·19 videos

"Yamaha RS7000 + ESQ1 + Bass Station II + Roland JD-990 + Access Indigo II + Motif XS - demo

'The Miles of March'

Music composed and performed on a Yamaha Motif RS7000 sequencer.

* Electronic drums, pads - Yamaha RS7000
* Melodies - Ensoniq ESQ1
* Bell Arpeggios - Korg Electribe EMX1
* Hard lead sync - Novation Bass Station II
* Sine wave bass - Access Indigo II
* Percussion, French Horns - Yamaha Motif XS
* Additional drums - Yamaha Motif XS"

via Patrick Manderson on The MATRIXSYNTH Lounge

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Yamaha RS7000 + ESQ1 + Bass Station II, Matrix 1000 - demo "All Shades Purple"

Published on Feb 9, 2014 Patrick Manderson·18 videos

"Yamaha RS7000 + ESQ1 + Bass Station II, Matrix 1000 - demo

"All Shades Purple"
Music composed and performed on a Yamaha Motif RS7000 sequencer.

* Electronic drums, pads, plucks, sine wave - Yamaha RS7000
* MonoM and Soft pads - Ensoniq ESQ1
* Lush pad - Oberheim Matrix 1000
* Bass - Novation Bass Station II
* Sad Vox - Access Indigo II
* White noise - Korg Electribe EMX1
* Additional drums - Yamaha Motif XS

Abundance of compression and saturation is intentional"

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yamaha RS7000, Ensoniq ESQ1 - demo "Sanford's Rust"

Published on Jan 19, 2013 Patrick Manderson·16 videos

"'I, for one, welcome our synth hacking robot overlords'

All drums and synths - Yamaha RS7000 built-in 64 voice synthesizer.
Additional synth courtesy of the Ensoniq ESQ1.
Sequencing, effects and automation using the RS7000 sequencer.
Additional compression added using Ableton Live.

The RS7000 has a bit of a lo-fi sound, which fit perfectly for this music.
Long live the ESQ1!"

"The ESQ1 plays the pad at the very beginning in the 1st 8 measures. It also plays the lead line near the end at 3:30."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Chaos Matrix Programmer Official Site

follow up to this video.

You can find full details on the project here.

"Chaos Matrix is a programmer for an Oberheim Matrix 1000 analog synthesizer built by Patrick Manderson. It's capable of manipulating all 126 voice parameters including 10 programmable matrix modulations buses, ramp generators, 5 point tracking generator, 3 five stage envelopes, 2 oscillators, 2 LFOs, and much more.

It features edit buffer synchronization for visual feedback and inspection of all Matrix 1000 voices parameters, patch compare, patch init, advanced performance options for some parameters as well as containing all 1000 original patch names. Seeing patch names instead of numbers alone, makes it a lot easier to remember your favorites.

Chaos Matrix is currently a work in progress and is nearly complete. It was built with help from the MBHP (MidiBox Hardware Project) using the MIOS operating system. It uses 1 DIN module, 1 AIN module, 1 DOUT module and 1 core with a PIC18F4620 microprocessor along with a custom application built with the C skeleton interface."


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