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Saturday, June 08, 2024

Hans Zimmer - The LegendHZ Synth Preset Demonstration

video upload by Kevin Schroeder

"Synapse Audio - The Legend HZ
All patches by Kevin Schroeder & Hans Zimmer
Available at:"

Saturday, June 01, 2024

Hans Zimmer shows off his new synthesizer THE LEGEND HZ

video upload by Kevin Schroeder

"This synthesizer was created with the collaboration of Hans Zimmer, Kevin Schroeder and Synapse Audio. Already used in the Hollywood movies, Dune 1 and Dune 2, James Bond No time to die, Top Gun Maverick and The Creator."

See the announcement post here, and additional posts here.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Melodic Techno V1 for The Legend HZ

video upload by NatLife Sounds

"Product Link:

Melodic Techno V1 for The Legend HZ - specialized Melodic Techno sounds made on The Legend synthesizer and confirmed for newest The Legend HZ!

You will get a 64 brilliantly tuned sounds for creating outstanding Melodic Techno Vibes!

No more times spending for finding thos harsh and in the same time warmth analog sound, now you can replace your Moog Subsequent here and now, without connecting problems, or other things thats delaying a working process.

In this soundbank you will find a singing analog Leads, piercing collection of Bass sounds, unique ARP's, deep Pads, not stable Synth sounds and ofcourse impressive analog Drum presets. Just everything for starting creating something new.

Compatibility: The Legend, The Legend HZ, The Legend RE"

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Bill Wolfer Jams With The Legend HZ Synthesizer

video upload by Bill Wolfer

"Every sound in this video is coming from The Legend HZ.

I just got this thing a few days ago, and I've barely scratched the surface of what it can do. Here's a quick jam using 13 instances of The Legend HZ. I love this instrument. I was sold on a faithful Minimoog emulation with six oscillators and a Fixed Filter Bank. But wait! There's more! Ha! Sounds like a paid promotion, but I assure you that I bought mine just like anybody else.

This bass line popped out of my fingers the first time I fooled around with it, so I decided to expand it, trying to use only The Legend HZ for all the sounds and effects. It was a fun thing to do.

Music written and performed by Bill Wolfer.
©Wolftoons Music,ASCAP. All rights reserved."

See the announcement post for The Legend HZ Synthesizer here. The HZ, of course, stands for Hans Zimmer.

Monday, May 13, 2024

The LEGEND HZ // His Cinematic Massive Modular Sounds.. Made Easy

video upload by Starsky Carr

See the announcement post here. Also see the Hans Zimmer 'RadioPhonic' Synth @ Superbooth 24 w/ AJH Synth.

0:00 intro
1:00 Main Modules Overview
3:21 Simulation options
4:03 Sound Banks
5:00 MIDI Mapping
5:44 MSEG Envelope/LFOs
8:23 Fixed Filter Banks
10:43 Cinematic Sounds
14:10 Some Pads
15:14 Percussion Tones
16:04 Making Chords
16:50 Unison, Spread, Detune and Poly Modes
18:41 Genetics

"A walkthrough of the LEGEND HZ from Synapse Audio. It sounds great and has some lovely presets that demo some lovely Hans Zimmer cinematic effects.. check them out at @10:43 which led me to realise the unique aspect of this is the amount of access the modulation matrix give you to all the parameters.

If this was sold as a virtual modular system there would be patch points and cables all over the place.. and an awful lot of confusion! But it somehow gets the flexibility without the complexity. Having even the effects and filter bank parameters as modulation destinations really opens things up.

You can go from super simple to suyper complex in minutes. The MSEG envelopes/LFOs are so easy to use but really drive you into sound design and experimentation."

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Hans Zimmer presents THE LEGEND HZ Synthesizer

video upload by SynapseAudio

The Legend HZ Preset Demo

video upload by SynapseAudio

"Demonstration of select factory presets by Kevin Schroeder."

via Synapse Audio

"Developed in collaboration with iconic and multiple-award-winning film composer Hans Zimmer, The Legend HZ builds on the legacy of its predecessor, The Legend.

The result of this collaborative effort is an analog modeled software synth which is uniquely positioned for use in modern film scoring and music production applications. Most importantly, it retains this position while faithfully recreating the sonic characteristics of the original hardware.

The Legend HZ has been designed with great care and attention to detail, so that no opportunities were missed to create a software synth which is both highly usable and insanely versatile. It is at heart the product of the combined knowledge of a genre-defining composer and Synapse Audio’s experience emulating an industry-defining synthesizer.

Building on the success of The Legend, we’ve teamed up with Hans Zimmer to mark new ground in analog modeling synthesis. Multiple features have been added to The Legend HZ that were previously unavailable with The Legend. These include an additional three oscillators (and with them an added polyphony setting), a modulation matrix, a 32-step sequencer, an MSEG for added modulation controls, and an expanded effects section.

The Legend HZ even contains a fixed filter bank that was modeled after Hans Zimmer's personal Vintage 914 Fixed Filter Bank, an exceptional and rare piece of hardware.

Moreover, 200 factory presets developed jointly by expert sound designer Kevin Schroeder and Hans Zimmer have been added. The factory soundbank gives anyone access to a wide range of cinematic-style sounds, while The Legend HZ itself provides access to some of the very tools used by them.

The Legend HZ is available in VST®, AAX and Audio Unit formats, and supports MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE), as well as the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS).

The Legend HZ features summary
Accurate circuit simulation
6 high-quality VA oscillators
8x oversampled engine
Comprehensive effects section
Unison, Mono, 4-,8- and 12-voice Polyphony modes
Support for MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)
Advanced Arpeggiator/Sequencer
Available as VST, Audio Unit and AAX

Monday, October 28, 2019

Introducing the PRO-1 by BEHRINGER

Published on Oct 28, 2019 BEHRINGER

Monday, March 18, 2019

Behringer MS-101 on eBay

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Two for $329.99 each. Estimated delivery between Tue. Mar. 26 and Tue. Apr. 2. Go through eBay for the buyer protection on these to be safe. That said, it looks like these are going to be available soon. Be sure to check out the dealers on the right here on MATRIXSYNTH for stock.

We also have the full product description:

"Analog synthesizer with 32 full-size keys, 3340 VCO with 4 simultaneous waveforms, VCF, ADSR, 32-step sequencer, arpeggiator, and live performance kit

The 1980s and 90s spawned a new “wave” of synth performers including Devo, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, The Crystal Method and a host of others, all empowered by the sound of a simple strap-on instrument that let keyboardists steal the spotlight away from their guitar- wielding bandmates. An ultra-affordable homage to that iconic synthesizer with all the features of the original and then some, such as a 32-step sequencer, arpeggiator and live performance kit, the Behringer MS-101-RD Synthesizer lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease. With its 32 semi-weighted full-size keys, pure analog signal path, authentic 3340 VCO with 4 simultaneously-mixable waveforms, plus extremely flexible VCF and VCA filters, the MS-101-RD is sure to become your favorite keyboard. Owning the MS-101-RD is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to embrace the past – or make your imprint on the future!

True to the Original

Friday, May 30, 2014

Spitfire Signature Library via The Human League's and Heaven 17's Martyn Ware

Spitfire presents: MARTYN WARE - NIC library

Published on May 29, 2014 Spitfire Audio·114 videos

"A look at our new signature library from the synth pioneer Martyn Ware - founder member of The Human League and Heaven 17"

And the press release:

"Spitfire swells Signature Range with synthpop production pioneer Martyn Ware

LONDON, UK: compositional tools creator Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS — the latest addition to its swelling Signature Range of sample libraries (where legendary composers, producers, and sound-smiths curate award-winning sonic DNA for future music-makers) for Native Instruments’ KONTAKT 4 or 5 (Mac OS X 10.7 or higher and Windows 7 or later) — as of May 30...

A distinctive pattern, product, or characteristic by which someone or something can be identified. So reads a typical dictionary definition of the word signature. Spitfire Audio’s Signature Range sample library luminaries certainly have a signature sound, hence the apt appellation. As one of the most successful, influential, and prolific film composers of his generation, Hans Zimmer — with whom Spitfire Audio previously collaborated on the HZ PERCUSSION - LONDON library, a definitive collection of hybrid cinematic widescreen percussion ensemble excellence — surely needs little in the way of introduction, for example.

Today it is with great pride that Spitfire Audio welcomes another trailblazer to its legendary Signature Range sample library lineup with MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS. This time namesake legendary synthpop production pioneer Martyn Ware — founding member of electronic trailblazers The Human League and synth-funksters Heaven 17, and also a revered record producer in his own right with a sizeable number of super-successful credits to his sought- after name with over 50-million sales worldwide for the likes of ‘Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll’ Tina Turner, American singer-songwriter Terence Trent D’Arby, and eternal electro-poppers Erasure — offers up an exclusive collection of favourite analogue synth and drum sounds from his prized collection of rarefied electronic delights. These include Korg’s mid-Seventies-vintage Mini-KORG 700 ‘simple’ analogue monosynth and the Roland System 100 semi-modular monophonic synth with which Martyn made his name on early Human League classics like ‘Being Boiled’ — though the examples used on MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS were actually gifted to Martyn by Erasure synth Svengali Vince Clarke (who openly admitted to being influenced by those early electronic recordings) upon discovering that Martyn had long since sold his originals — and the early-Eighties-vintage Jupiter-8, Roland’s first truly professional programmable analogue polysynth that formed the backbone of Heaven 17 hits like ‘Temptation’. Before making their own distinctive mark on the hit parade, prior to owning a drum machine, Martyn and his Human League (and Heaven 17) synth-playing partner Ian Craig-Marsh’s make do and mend modus operandi involved rhythmically riding faders on the aforesaid System 100 and its associated Model 104 Sequencer to create bass and snare drums on the fly! Little wonder, then, that the then-young Vince Clarke sat up and took note during his fledgling Depeche Mode days.

Having joined forces with Vince Clarke to form The Illustrious Company, combining their talent to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique three-dimensional sound technology in collaboration with fine artists, the performing arts, and corporate clients worldwide, Martyn extensively lectures on music production, technology, and creativity at universities and colleges around the world when not working in his studio space at London’s Tileyard Studios complex — coincidentally, also home to Spitfire Audio!

By way of further background to the welcome MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS release, Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson tellingly pays tribute to the accomplished individual in question before going on to introduce the latest Signature Range sample library itself: “Martyn’s a legend in the electronic music field. He’s a founder member of The Human League; his first massive hit was ‘Being Boiled’. And then he left to form Heaven 17 with Ian Craig-Marsh; they had another massive hit with ‘Temptation’, although American audiences may be more familiar with the hit ‘Let Me Go’, which was played hugely on KROQ and MTV over there. He went on to produce with huge success; he helped relaunch Tina Turner’s career with ‘Let’s Stay Together’ and ‘Private Dancer’. He produced Terence Trent D’Arby, Marc Almond, Erasure, and many others. His early albums were direct precursors, in many ways, to the directions that hip-hop took Stateside when it went electro in the early Eighties. We believe that the key to sampling synths is not just good signal chain, but it’s also the curatorship of the sounds, and this is a rare opportunity to share in Martyn’s sonic approach — the buttons and dials that he tweaks to suit his taste and his heritage. So we get to see what he can come up with on these machines — fantastic synths like the Roland System 100, Jupiter-8, and the Korg 700. We’ve also got a warped collection, which is kind of sound designed from this original material. We’ve got some modern interpretations, but it’s largely curated to be in the spirit of Martyn’s style — how the young electronic acts in the UK inspired the likes of Afrika Bambaataa with the burgeoning electro and hip-hop scene Stateside in New York and the South Bronx.”

It goes without saying, therefore, that Martyn Ware and his creative cohorts proved inspirational back in the day while MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS clearly is inspirational today to anyone looking to make musical use of a broad selection of pads, leads, drums, effects, tempo-locked sequences, and all manner of curios created by the man himself, with additional sympathetic sound design by award-winning composers and producers — all presented in ‘Super Mono’ to provide a selection of channels processed via vintage Class-A analogue outboard. With over 270 piquant presets — some with up to five distinctly-different mixable signal paths — providing a total library size of 13.5 GB in compressed downloadable data from 25.1 GB of WAV files totalling 11,016 samples, such musical inspiration from a true trailblazer is unlikely to dry up anytime soon. Just ask the now-not-so-young Vince Clarke — all set to release his 16th studio album with Erasure, his third successful group since first hearing Martyn Ware’s time-honoured Human League tones 30-plus years ago!

MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS can be purchased and downloaded directly from Spitfire Audio for an introductory promotional price of £75.00 GBP (subject to VAT within the EU) until June 12, 2014 (rising to £99.00 GBP thereafter) from here: (Note that this will require a full version of Native Instruments KONTAKT 4 or 5 to run.)

For more detailed info and individual demos from Spitfire Audio co-founders Christian Henson and Paul Thomson skilfully showcasing MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS’ creative sound design visit the dedicated webpage here:

Watch Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson’s telling MARTYN WARE - NO ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS video walkthrough here:"

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Korg Sigma Mono Synth with MIDI Retrofit

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"It has 2VCO's and 3 sections, SYNTHE / INSTRUMENT / EFFECTS (all mixable). Its also got the following although not implemented as standard synths. Random and noise generation, PWM, vibrato, ring modulation, some VCF, LPF, HPF control etc etc etc. Put it this way you'll never run out of possibilities. The bad new is, as with most synths of this era it's got its faults but these are minor. Anyhow here's a list of known problems:

1. One of the keys has been cracked (pic3) but doesn't detract from playing.

2. Both joystick stalks have been broken (a common fault) but replaced years back (pic2) with bespoke plastic ones. These still work and look great.

3. Pots on the performance section (pic2) need either cleaned ot replaced, Yes they crackle when turned but that's easily sorted perhaps with a bit of contact cleaner. Switches are a bit hard to move, probably worn out with over 30 years of use. This has to be expected though so please keep that in mind.

However, there's lots of good news. It's cosmetically in very very good condition, fully intact with some minor small scratches and still has its pull out music rest . I played it before advertising and it sounds fine. But best of all it has a MIDI retrofit installed (many years ago). This has pretty basic midi implimentation whereby you press a little button on the fascia and the channels go through 1-16. I have no way of testing it but know it worked because I used it in midi setup (many moons ago). It also has midi independent tuning, again by a little pot just under the fascia (access hole). You can see them on pic2 just below the gold legend. There's no midi sysex here mind you, just note on/off data accepted. It also has your usual Hz / Volts connectors so midi converters could be used although I've never tried.

Anyone familiar with these machines will know how good they are. Users include Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson and Jean Michael Jarre, all great musicians of the time but you can still see these machines in action on youtube. I've owned it for a considerable amount of time (with a Korg Lambda ES-50) but with the passage of time means I'm never gonna use it again. Since there are plenty of musicians & collectors out there who would and the inclusion of a midi retrofit must make it extremely rare and desirable."

YouTube Uploaded by ikworgek on Dec 28, 2008

"Korg Sigma with a Kenton pro-solo.
Weird old Korg synth with nice filter (same as MS20) and ringmodulation"

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