Friday, July 23, 2021

Akai MPC One Hype Synth improv

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Just a spontaneous Akai MPC One hype synth improv on the basic FM patch. Also using the drum synth, the mellotron synth and the monophonic bass synth."


Stranger Things theme - Sequential Prophet Rev2

video upload by Laurence Owen

"I recreated the Stranger Things theme tune using only one synth, the Sequential Prophet Rev2.
Trying to design these sounds as close as possible to the original was a really fun challenge, and a great way to get to know this powerful little machine!

If you like this sort of thing, you'll probably enjoy my fiction podcast Mockery Manor, a mystery-thriller set in a theme park in 1980s Britain."

Flight Of The Navigator - Sequential Prophet Rev2

video upload by Laurence Owen

"What do you play when you first get a massive analog 80s polysynth? Stranger Things? Blade Runner? For me: Flight Of The Navigator. From the movie score by Alan Silvestri.

This is the Sequential / Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2 desktop module, 16-voice version. This is using preset F2 P33, called 'C.S.A.T.'"

Your Modular Synthesizer's Best Friend: The Elektron Octatrack

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) shares why he thinks the Elektron Octatrack is a great addition to your modular synthesizer.

Since its first appearance, over a decade ago, the Octatrack has been mangling its way into the hearts and minds of live performers and audiences across the globe. Its dynamic sampling powers have turned it into an industry standard across a wide variety of genres, changing the way gear setups look and giving artists the power to perform live in the truest sense of the word. More than ever, this is a machine to set your imagination free.

Learn more about the Elektron Octatrack here: Demo by: Matthew Piecora
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

ARP 2600 with ARP 2500 ModAmp 1005 in Depth

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"This is a detailed tutorial on Behringer's ARP 2500 ModAmp 1005 module. We used the the ARP 2600 oscillators as inputs so that it would be easy so see the connections. The ARP 3620 duophonic keyboard played a 'key' role in this demo (pun intended)."

Cherry Audio | Live with Memorymode 🎹

video upload by Cherry Audio

"➥Explore Memorymode today

In this stream, we'll be exploring the new Cherry Audio Memorymode instrument!

Memorymode is based upon one of the very best-sounding polyphonic programmable analog synthesizers of the 80s - the legendary Memorymoog synthesizer. Memorymode was expertly modeled upon a vintage Memorymoog originally owned by jazz legend Chick Corea. It expands upon the original without compromising any of the sound or functionality that made it great, and does away with the reliability, maintenance, and tuning issues of the original.

Memorymode features super-accurate replications of the original three-oscillator voice architecture and a precise implementation of the coveted ladder filter circuit, a streamlined and simplified user interface, and a number of creative and convenient features aimed at modern music makers."

Jean-Michel Jarre - Herbalizer (Live In Notre-Dame 360)

video upload by jeanmicheljarre

If you are on a computer use your mouse once it starts to look around. It doesn't appear to work on mobile.

"On New Years Eve Jean-Michel Jarre performed a spectacular concert to a record breaking 75Mio viewers from Virtual Notre-Dame de Paris. The same concert will now be release on Blu-Ray & CD as well as Vinyl on September 10th. Pre-order here:

Choose your music service to listen to Jean Michel Jarre:

More from Jean-Michel Jarre:"

And the non 3d version:

Jean-Michel Jarre - Herbalizer

Pepper, a DIY Eurorack module for Bela.

video upload by Bela Platform

You might recall Pepper from this post back in 2019.

"Pepper is a DIY Eurorack module for synth builders. It’s the easiest way to get Bela into your synthesiser case and once assembled will give you a fully programmable module. Code synth patches using C++, Pure Data, Supercollider and Csound

This video gives an overview of the module and demos some of the default patches which come with the board. This includes:

Start 0:00
Module overview 0:10
Tape-style Delay 1:08
Wavetable Drums 3:33
4 Channel Looper 6:09
Vocal Synthesis 9:22
1st Principles Drum Machine 11:50
Dual Inharmonic Oscillator 15:18

Pepper is available now as a PCB and Faceplate kit from our shop ( or as a full DIY kit from Thonk ("

"PEPPER is a DIY kit for hardware enthusiasts who love Bela, modular synths, and building things.

PEPPER consists of a bare PCB with matching faceplate, as well as an additional faceplate for USB breakouts. There is a list of common through-hole components for you to source, and we provide an in-depth, illustrated build guide. Once assembled, attach your Bela board (sold separately) and start prototyping and experimenting with Bela and your modular synth. Both faceplates are matte black with luxe gold print or, if you prefer, white print on the reverse.

Your PEPPER DIY kit includes:

Bare PEPPER PCB, ready for assembly
A matching faceplate and USB breakout faceplate, both made of matte black PCB with gold surface finish (and matte white screen print on the reverse)
Once assembled, PEPPER is 18HP wide and adds the following to your modular setup:

Stereo audio I/O
8 CV inputs (up to 4 can be swapped for trigger ins)
8 CV offset potentiometers (normalised to analog inputs)
8 CV outputs
4 buttons

Happy Nerding FX AID distortion effects

video upload by Happy Nerding

"Two stereo distortion effects added to the Shaper section: Distortion Clipper and Distortion OverDrive."

Happy Nerding FX AID posts

Bad Gear - Roland TR-8

video upload by AudioPilz

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Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer. Has this 2014 drum machine already become a classic???"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Dreadbox Typhon & Korg Minilogue Xd - Melodic Techno Performance

video upload by DYMTN

"Hey guys, this time a 138 BPM Melodic Techno performance with the Dreadbox Typhon & Korg Minilogue Xd over my arrangement inside of Ableton live 11. The Typhon is playing the main arp and the Minilogue Xd the unison lead pluck. The other sounds are coming from Serum and Repro1."

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