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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Crazy matrix modded Roland JX3P w/ PG2K programmer. Ultimate vintage poly synth. Kiwi3P

video upload by Vincent Presley

"Quick sound demo of the 1983 Roland JX3P modded into a 3 lfo, 3 eg, mod matrix monster poly synth. Shout out to Vulture Culture who did a great video showing what an underrated synth this is even before any mods. Audio is 100% dry / pure JX. Everything I own was paid for without any deals or discounts. I buy synths for myself and Secret Records LLC which I own and run. I make these videos because….. I really don’t know. Like and subscribe. Patreon page coming soon that will include exclusive content about me and the label releases and if I get enough subscribers I will be making exclusive vinyl releases for yall."

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Yamaha SY99 tutorial - a patch from scratch and a history lesson (feat. @VultureCulture )

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"In this video, I create a 'patch from scratch' on the Yamaha SY99, highlighting some of it's unique features. Thanks to @VultureCulture for the introduction and @WoodyPianoShack for letting me sample his classic synth videos.

Table of contents:

00:00 preview
00:17 hello
00:33 a history lesson by @VultureCulture !
03:41 tech- and user interface overview
05:38 initialize a patch
06:01 voice mode
06:18 naming and storing a patch
06:36 editing the FM voice
06:56 select an algorithm
07:30 working on indidual operators, waveforms
08:06 fixed frequency / "zero-hertz" operators
08:23 operator levels
09:07 detuning carrier operators
09:27 operator envelopes
10:30 editing the AWM (subtractive synth/"ROMpler") voice, wave selection
11:18 amplitude envelopes for AWM
11:42 velocity sensitivity
12:02 dynamic resonant filters
12:29 filter envelopes
12:52 voice mixer
13:06 "injecting" samples and noise into the FM voice
14:11 load your own samples
14:26 effects (delay, reverb...)
14:57 pitch randomisation
15:35 finished patch demo
17:16 conclusion

AWAVE sample converter for vintage Yamaha Workstations"

Vulture Culture Roland D-50 Videos

Thursday, January 25, 2024

OBERHEIM MATRIX 6 vs SEQUENTIAL PROPHET 600: Live Vintage Synth Shoot-Out!

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Which sounds better? Oberheim and Sequential Circuits represent the top of the line American analog synthesizers from the 80's. These two are still affordable and represent the best of both companies in their heyday!"

Friday, December 22, 2023

What is The Vanilla Synthesizer? It's Ready, That's What

via the STG Soundlabs/muSonics Electronic Newsletter:

Is it The Vanilla Synthesizer or the muSonics TVS?

I started working on this project a year and a half ago.

Originally my thought process was to make a new American format synthesiser that could be sold as modules, kits, and bare boards. I was concerned about the future of the format, and I felt a new line of basic modules and infrastructure at a variety of price points was important. I still do.

STG Soundlabs was a failure because I made things that ultimately the eurorack market simply did not want. Yes, I sold some, and will continue to maintain the line as best as I can, but it's very hard to find photos of eurorack installations with STG Soundlabs modules in them, but rare to find a nice big man-sized synthesiser without my modules in it.

Another thing I wanted to do was teach myself how to do my own engineering. It didn't start that way, but it became that way. I'd been a hardware product developer since 2005 but never actually laid out a circuit board. That is no longer true, and I've done things beyond this project that I haven't even talked about.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

KORG MS-20 vs ROLAND SH-2: Live Battle of 70's Vintage Analog Monosynths

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Tonight we're shooting-out two iconic analog monosynths from the 70's, the revered Korg MS-20 and Roland SH-2 - which is similar in architecture to a SH-101 but with 2 VCO's per voice and a different filter."

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Here's What You Missed at Knobcon 2023 | A Retrospective by Vulture Culture

video upload by

"Knobcon 2023 was an incredible experience and here's my retrospective on the eurorack gear, the vintage synthesizers, the performances and the community."

And a playlist of Vulture Culture's Knobcon videos:

Some of these were previously posted. You can use the player controls to skip around.

XCELON Modular Stereo Mixer | Boredbrain Music 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆
NINA 12-Voice Analog Polysynth with Motorized Controls 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆
MuSONICS VANILLA Vintage-Inspired Modular Synthesizer Demo 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆
XER MIXA | NOISE ENGINEERING Presentation and Demo 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆
MODBAP MODULAR | These are my favorite modules at 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆
INTO THE WAVES | OLD HAG Tone Charm Audio Pedal Presentation 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆
GSG.LIVE The New Home For Synth Jams on the Internet 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆
Here's What You Missed at Knobcon 2023 | A Retrospective
Sickest Eurorack Performance at #Knobcon 2023 | Dub Station Zero Live
Omiindustriies CHAOS IN CONTROL | Ya Jerk and Cascading Register Modules Demo #Knobcon 2023

Yamaha CS70M: Live Deep Dive of the Most Advanced Analog Synth Yamaha Ever Made!

video upload by Vulture Culture

You can find the CS70M vs CS80 comparison video here.

"The Sequel to Yamaha's CS-80, the Greatest Analog Polysynth of all time (and certainly the most expensive) is still quite unknown compared to its siblings. In this livestream we'll be checking out the oscillators, filters, ring modulator and do some practical sound design until the Blade Runners shut down the stream!"

Thursday, September 21, 2023

MuSONICS VANILLA Vintage-Inspired Modular Synthesizer Demo 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Matt was kind enough to show me Vanilla, the brand-new Modular Synthesizer which pays tribute to some of the greatest vintage synthesizers of all time. Of all of the synths I heard at Knobcon this one was the juiciest with the smoothest resonance."

Monday, September 18, 2023

MODBAP MODULAR | These are my favorite modules at 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Corry was nice enough to show me Modbap's new modules and I was seriously floored. I'm a noob to modular but these modules were easy to understand but incredibly powerful. Such a nice guy too."

Sunday, September 17, 2023

XER MIXA | NOISE ENGINEERING Presentation and Demo 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆

video upload by Vulture Culture

"@PatrickOBrien takes us through @NoiseEngineering 's new XER MIXA new analog mixer with ten stereo paired inputs, three output busses. Thank you to Patrick, Destroyer of Worlds for taking this noob through the mighty world of Noise Engineering Modules. They just sound insane!

►Get XER MIXA here:"

Saturday, September 16, 2023


video upload by Vulture Culture

"Put on your 3D glasses and get ready to go on a journey 👁️ Thank you to Eli for showing us 3DVCA, a Quad monophonic crossfader, Dual stereo crossfader, Stereo balancer, Stereo VCA, Mono to stereo panner, Unity mixer with up to eight inputs, Quadraphonic panner and so much more!"

Friday, September 15, 2023

NINA 12-Voice Analog Polysynth with Motorized Controls 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆

video upload by Vulture Culture

"NINA is the world's first fully motorized analog synthesizer, with 12 voices with two VCO's and one digital Wavetable oscillator per voice. New features include being about to modulate the Morph feature (with aftertouch etc) and new Scopes!"

Thursday, September 14, 2023

5 Second Interviews at Knobcon 2023

video upload by Gerbil Hamster Records

"Shits too long sometimes
Love ya!


Hive Mind Synthesis

After Later Audio

XCELON Modular Stereo Mixer | Boredbrain Music 🌌 KNOBCON 2023 🌆

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Knobcon 2023 seems to be the year of modular mixers and this one might just be the best. XCELON from Boredbrain Music is a 6 channel stereo / dual mono mixer. Dual mono is great because you can route your kick and snare to the same channel, and I love that you can see the CV control via the LED on the huge 45 mm faders! With 26 CV inputs in 48 HP this is one serious piece of gear!"

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Uncovering the Secrets of the Kawai K3 Vintage Synthesizer - CTRLR Sound Design

video upload by Vulture Culture

"In this video, we'll take a deep dive into sound design with the Kawai K3, a vintage analog digital hybrid synthesizer from 1986. But instead of using the limited onboard controls, we'll be using a CTRLR panel to take advantage of the full potential of this synth.

We'll start by exploring the unique additive synthesis capabilities of the K3, which allows you to layer up to 32 different harmonics to create incredibly complex sounds. With the CTRLR panel, we'll be able to adjust each waveform's parameters individually, giving us unparalleled control over our sound design.

But what really sets the K3 apart from other synths is its warm, analog filter. We'll spend some time discussing the nuances of this filter and how to get the most out of it using the CTRLR panel.

Whether you're a seasoned synth enthusiast or just starting out, this video is packed with tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Kawai K3. So grab your headphones and join us for an in-depth look at one of the most versatile vintage synths out there!"

Monday, August 07, 2023

Every way the CS70M is BETTER than the Yamaha CS-80!

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Many people do not know about this rare, vintage synthesizer, the "update" to the greatest analog polysynth of all time. The CS70m was Yamaha's last chance to capture the analog synthesizer market before they went all in with digital synthesizers like the DX7. Today there are less than 1,000 that have survived. I think this synthesizer should be considered as legendary as the Roland Jupiter 8, Juno 106, Sequential Prophet 5 and Oberheim OB-X. It's older sibling, the Yamaha CS-80, was championed by Vangelis, who wrote and performed the score to Blade Runner.

► Vintage Standards Reverb Page:


"CS" actually stands for Combo Synth.

0:00 Intro Jam
1:06 Stereo Oscillator / Channel / Binaural Output
2:25 Polyphonic Sequencer
5:51 Unison Mode + Splits
7:10 Switchable Filter (Highpass, Bandpass + Lowpass)
9:21 Time X 5 (ADSR Multiplier)
10:31 2 LFO's
11:23 Dynamic LFO (Rate Changes Over Time)
11:52 Dynamic Filter FM
12:23 Sample + Hold LFO
12:41 Glide + and - (Positive + Negative Pitch Modulation)
13:29 Pulse Width Envelopes
14:29 6-Stage Envelopes (Combining Envelopes)
15:00 Ring Mod as a Mod Source (Ring Mod PWM?!)
15:31 Ring Mod to Filter FM
16:15 Pulse Width Through Zero
16:59 Pitch Wheel in Intervals (3rd, 5th, Octave)
17:45 Stereo LFO Effects (Mod Wheel Routable)
18:26 Aftertouch to LFO VCA Modulation
19:04 Ensemble with 3 Bucket Brigade Delays (Roland VP-330 sounds)
19:32 Tremolo Button Adjusts Slowly Changes Speed
20:01 Fully Editable Digital Patch Memory!
21:02 LA Synthesis ala D-50 + JX-10
21:41 No Leaking Batteries!
22:20 Save Patches to Magnetic Cards!
22:46 Auto-tune Button
23:18 1/3rd The Weight!
23:55 CV Trigger and Gate Out
24:15 3 Expression Pedal Inputs (Modulation, Volume, Brilliance)
25:18 Variable Sustain Slider
25:45 VCF Level Slider Removed (Redundant)
26:08 PRICE
26:34 Cons
26:42 Polyphonic Aftertouch
27:32 Ribbon Controller
28:11 No Velocity or Keyboard Tracking
29:11 Shared Channel Controls
30:14 6 Bitimbral Voices
30:52 LFO Intensity Not Mixable Between Sources
32:16 Subtle Vibrato is Impossible
33:47 Filter Stepping (ADSR + LFO are smooth)
34:43 No Aftertouch to Brilliance
35:54 Ensemble + Tremolo are Mono
37:16 Single Filter per voice
37:54 Ring Mod only affects Channel I
40:14 No Reverse Saw LFO Shape
41:12 CS-80 History
41:47 CS70M History
43:00 Conclusion"

Thursday, July 20, 2023

CHROMA POLARIS vs AKAI AX60: Live Sound Demo and Comparison!

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Tonight we're checking out two "cold"-sounding vintage synths from the 1980's LIVE! We're comparing the Fender Chroma Polaris, a 6 voice VCO analog synth and the Akai AX60 and 6 voice VCO analog synth! We'll start with the oscillators, check out the filters, the LFO's, arpeggiators, sequencers and all the other features of these two synths.

A big reason these synthesizers sound so similar is they both use Curtis Electromusic Specialties aka CEM chips. These "synths-on-a-chip" components were used as far back as the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and Oberheim OB-Xa. They're known, especially the later chips, for sounding "cold" as far as analog synths go.

Specifically the Akai AX60 uses 6 CEM3394 chips, which contain a VCO, VCF and VCA on one chip. The Chroma Polaris uses 6 CEM3374 Dual VCO chips and 6 CEM3372 Filter, Mix and VCA chips, which is the same chipset used by the legendary Oberheim Matrix 12.

The biggest difference in terms of sound is the Polaris has two VCO's per voice but the AX60 only has one - BUT the AX60 has a trick up its sleeve. It has PWM on ALL waveforms, which lets you fake a detuned sound, as well as sounding beautiful in it's own right.

I'm really excited to see which of these two synthesizers reign supreme tonight! Scum one, scum all and scum as you are!"

Thursday, July 06, 2023

KAWAI SX-240: Live Deep Dive into this RARE Analog Synthesizer!

video upload by Vulture Culture

"In this livestream we'll deep dive into the extremely rare Kawai SX-240, the king of Kawai's analog synthesizers! We'll cover the patches, as well as sound design with the oscillators and glorious analog filter (SSM2044 - the same filter as the Sequential Prophet 5 rev 1 & 2, Korg Trident / Polysix / Mono/Poly, PPG Wave and Octave Cat Rev2!)"

Thursday, June 29, 2023

CHROMA POLARIS: Live Demo of the Polyphonic Odyssey

video upload by Vulture Culture

"In this Live Deep Dive I'll show you how glorious this rare all-Analog Vintage Synthesizer is, by going over the filter (same components as the Matrix 12 and Xpander from Oberheim) and oscillators and showing you how to program your own sounds!"

Thursday, June 15, 2023

ENSONIQ SQ-80: Throwback to the future

video upload by Vulture Culture

"We're checking out some ESQ-1 patches on the POWERFUL Ensoniq SQ-80 from 1987!"

Poly aftertouch at 13:20.

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

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