MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Sleepy Time Tea (Drumbrute Microbrute JU-06 JX03)

Published on Dec 23, 2016 sprunging for voltage

"Late night slow jams. Drumbrute + Microbrute(s) + Keystep + JU-06 + JX-03."

led light

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Ebotronix

Buchla System #1
Lexicon MPX 100², PCM 80/90
Mesa Boogie V Twin
Pigtronix Philosopher King
Rane SM 26
Rocktron Rack Interface
Soldano SP77²
mackie the mixer²
six tracks
drums Ultrabeat
vid # 1649

Noise Reap Bermuda Eurorack VCO Demo

Published on Dec 23, 2016 FatSynthDude

"I made this one with the focus being on the pair of Noise Reap Bermuda's I received today. These are fairly simple triangle-core oscillators with triangle, sine, and pulse wave outputs. What makes them different from other VCO's is that there's a control onboard to route the triangle wave back into the core. It's a simple trick that a lot of oscillators can do already with some self-patching, but it's neat that it's a built-in modulation here with a built-in attenuator. For those that have never tried feeding an oscillator back into itself, this results in distortions in the waveform. It's a trick that a lot of people forget exists, so it's handy to have a dedicated knob for it. The other special feature is the price. These are only $65 each. In my brief experience with them so far, they're fairly stable and track CV very well. I haven't done a side-by-side comparison to my other oscillators yet, but it will be interesting to see how they compete against the more expensive ones. Regardless of how well they compare, I'd say they're worth the phenomenally low price.

So for this composition, the Bermudas handle the bass synth and the lead synth. The Bassier one is ran through the 4075 and the lead goes through the Polivoks filter.

1980 Oncor Sound BGS 4000 The Touch Vintage Electric Bass Guitar Synthesizer

via this auction

Access Virus TI Synthesizer / Keyboard Polar White

via this auction

Update: note this is the TI not the TI 2 as the listing states. Thanks to urbanspaceman in the comments for catching it.

Kraftwerk 'The Robots' (Ed Zuccollo talkbox cover)

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Ed Zuccollo

"Talkbox cover of The Robots by Kraftwerk.
Music video production, props, costumes, filming and editing done by the wonderful folks at Renegade Peach Project. All props and shots made in one day.
All synths (Minimoog, MS-20), talkbox, drum programming, production, mixing and mastering by Ed Zuccollo 2014."

And what you are hearing:

"The Minimoog is the acid bass (I chopped each note manually to get it techno-tight), the lead motif, all the pads EXCEPT the robot speak breakdowns (Ja tvoi sluga, Ja tvoi Rabotnik robotnik) where all the synth sounds are made with the MS-20. Also the long bass in the last section (nobody owns me, nobody sells me) is MS-20. I use the MS-20 for the talkbox, because it has a high pass filter which allows me to clear up the tone of the talkbox a lot, removing frequencies that can't be reproduced by the driver in it anyway."

Moog Source Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 2005

via this auction

"Moog Source Vintage Analog Synth. Closest to a vintage Minimoog under the sun, sounds nearly identical. Powerful sync sound as well, s/h, built in sequencer, one of the best synths ever made. Recently serviced to get it into top shop by The Analog Lab in NYC."

Korg PE-1000 Poly Ensemble

via this auction, and Reverb.

Roland TR-606 through Aira Bitrazer & Demora FX modulated by Moog CP-251

Published on Dec 23, 2016 zibbybone

"Further experimentation led to this video. Here we have the 606 running through two effect units. The 606's Low Tom trigger out is triggering the Bitrazer's Bypass and the 606's High Tom is triggering the Demora's Bypass giving delay effect on the back beats. Then I run the Moog's LFO into various control voltage inputs on the effect units to add to the mayhem. Oh, and after the 5 minute mark, there's a bonus: my 9 year-old was messing with this rig while I was tearing things down and I liked something he did, so I wired everything back up and tweaked it."

Hicut Cake #028 :: MFB Tanzmaus // FMR Audio RNC // MF-107 // MF-105M

Published on Dec 23, 2016 hicutcake

– MFB Tanzmaus
– FMR Audio - Really Nice Compressor 1773
– Moog Moogerfooger Mf-107 FreqBox
– Moog Moogerfooger Mf-105M MidiMurf

Recorded at: Studio Tort, Warsaw, Poland 2016"


Published on Dec 23, 2016 LESINDES

"Tweaking and fooling with the ultimate analog kick drum generator KORG VOLCA KICK. This is the SECOND PART of my Volca Kick + BASS BOT TT-303 session. This video is featuring first of all Volca Kick CYCLONE ANALOGIC BASS BOT TT-303 is mixed a little in background just for spicing up the whole feature. The bass line is processed also with ARIA AD-05 analog delay that is doing an excellent job!"


Published on Dec 23, 2016 ELTA music

"Soviet synthesizer RITM-2 and Elektron OCTATRACK"

How to learn Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer - Tutorial: FM synthesis Sound Design Tub Bells Part 3

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Power DX7

"This is a fourth tutorial of the FM synthesis tutorial series that I’m planning. As I need to cater for a wider audience, I decided to create this ‘how to’ tutorial series from the very beginning, starting from the very basics of the FM synthesis and Yamaha DX7 synthesizer.

Continuing on from the Part 2, I will revise the DX7 envelop generator as it can be complex and confusing for people new to the FM synthesis. In a nutshell, the DX7 has basically 6 advanced ADSR type envelops. After the revision, I will introduce more Priority Parameters such as Keyboard Rate Scaling, Output Level and Key Velocity Sensitivity. You will learn how the famous Tub Bells patch was created using the FM sound design process."

All parts here.

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 8, Prophet 6, Pro One and Tempest

Published on Nov 27, 2015 Starsky Carr

"Track made using only DSI Prophets and Tempest

Realised my latest track was an all DSI affair, so thought I'd upload a quick video.

Vintage video FX just to add to the atmosphere :)

The original sound file is here:"

DSI Prophet 6 vs Prophet 8 Comparison Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Dec 8, 2015 Starsky Carr

Part 1 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 8 Oscillators Comparison
Part 2 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Filters
Part 3 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Making Simple Pads
Part 4 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Sequencers and Arpeggiators
Part 5 of 5: Prophet 6 vs Prophet 8 Complex Pads
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 Bass
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6 vs Prophet 08 TB303 Style Bass

DSI Prophet 08 Walkthrough & Demo Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Dec 11, 2015 Starsky Carr

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Walkthrough
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Modular Style Sequence
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Modular Style Complex Pad/Drone
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 Modular Style Ambient Random Patch

Moog Sub 37 vs Prophet 6 : Bass

Published on Dec 16, 2016 Starsky Carr

"A look at how the Prophet 6 copes with making some Moog style bass sounds (whatever they may be!!)

Not exactly scientific. We all know how nice the Prophet 6 sounds on pads etc so just taking a look at how it can take on Bass duties."

Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Jan 1, 2016 Starsky Carr

Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough - Oscillators, Filter and Envelopes Part 1 of 3
Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough - Modulation and LFOs Part 2 of 3
Moog Sub 37 Walkthrough - Sequencer and Arpeggiator Part 3 of 3
Moog Sub 37: Deep and Rhythmic Ambient sounds

New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager Videos by Starsky Carr

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Starsky Carr

New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Oscillators
New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Modulation
New Moog Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Overdrive
New Minimoog Model D vs Voyager: Filters

Analog Rytm vs Tempest: Sound Design Comparison and Demo by Starsky Carr

Published on Mar 26, 2016 Starsky Carr

"I thought a users view of creating sounds on the Tempest and Analog Rytm might be useful to some folks..

There's lots of info about each in various reviews and forums, but if you can't get hands on experience it might be difficult to decide which is best for you.

Hopefully this will give an idea of how you go about making sounds and which suits your workflow and sound design best.

Hope it's useful."


Published on Dec 23, 2016 Bob I. Gomez

"Music, Prophet 6 Ambient unedited"


Published on Dec 23, 2016 once upon a synth

"Let's try to synthesize a clap sound on the DSI Pro 2 synthesizer. Synthesizing a clap sound involves two pieces of noise delayed slightly apart and a carful dash of distortion. The clap sound is not as good as a sample but it has its own unique character. Towards the end of the video you can hear the Pro 2's clap in context with a drum beat from the Korg Volca Beats.

00:40 - Theory
01:00 - Synthesis
06:31 - Demo"

All parts here.

Let's Play with ROTOR by Reactable

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Tim Webb

Warning: there's a bit of cursing in this one. :)

"Reactable recently released ROTOR, and now the ROTOR controllers are shipping for $55! Here's a demo of them in action. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a new monthly Patreon campaign:

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

iTunes: ROTOR - Tangible Modular Music Synth - Reactable Systems SL

Dr. Scientist Bitquest Demo

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

This one is a little bit on the guitar side of the fence, but there are some some synth effects. Perfect Circuit Audio is also a sponsor of the site. Be sure to see the note below, on Perfect Circuit discounts for supporting members of MATRIXSYNTH.

"The Bitquest from Dr. Scientist is a digital multi-effect pedal that is able to play many different roles. It is complex but without any menus, letting each complex element be directly controlled with knobs on the pedal. The Bitquest is made for adventure, leading one into new sonic territories not previously considered. Eight different digital effects are selectable through a rotary switch. They include such effects as Flanger, Filtering, Bit manipulation, reverb, notch filtering, ring modulation, Pitch shift, and glitch delay. Never has so many timbral characters been available in one compact pedal. The Bitquest is one for the journey."


Note: MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio (other discounts excluded). See the membership page on how to sign up.

DSP Synthesizers Tiny-TS Now Also Available at

via Jan Ostman of DSP Synthesizers

"With 15 days still to go on the Kickstarter the final casing design is done.

Files for printing will be available during the holidays.

The Tiny-TS is now also available at the community here.

A very Merry Christmas to all that have supported the project."

Plankton Electronics Ants! Funded - New Stretch Goals & New Demo Videos

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Plankton Elec

"Introduction to Ants!, the semimodular synth from Plankton Electronics."

Ants! Intro
Ants! generative demo 1
Ants! generative demo 2. Resonant drones
Ants! generative demo 3. Ants Attack
Ants! generative demo 4. Stereo Noise
Ants! classic electronic drums
Ants! as an fx processor
Ants! in depth. Technical details

Plankton Electronics Ants! has reached their funding goal on Kickstarter. The have added new stretch goals as follows:

"If we hit the 45.000€ Ants! will have:

An extra CV output. The Midi in connector will be at the rear part (still with a 3.5mm jack) and we will add a second cv output. CC or velocity.
Selectable midi channel instead of 'midi learn'
A sync in on the LFO1.
Envelope 1 will be a triggered Attack/Decay instead of a gated Attack/Release.
One of the LFOs will have a sine wave output.
We will replace the attenuators for 'attenuverters' in the mixer section.
A big and complete "patch book" with video demos. From basic sounds to complex patching"

Jordan Rudess performs Greensleeves

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Jordan Rudess

"Happy Holidays 2017!
Greensleeves, Arranged and Performed by Jordan Rudess on GeoShred (an iPad instrument by Wizdom Music). Produced and directed by Brian Maffitt"

Christmas TV (Slow Club) Omnichord Cover | Deerful

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Deerful

"Merry Christmas! Here's a cover recorded on my webcam and mixed using only the reverb setting in Premiere Pro because I forgot to take my recording gear to my mum's. It's more Christmassy than my surroundings look I promise"

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: Theremin Tale #6

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Carolina Eyck

"I hope you all have been good this year, praticed a lot on the theremin and maybe find a brand new instrument under your tree! :)
Have yourself a merry BIG nice Christmas!"

Dave Smith Instruments Pro-2

Two warm shots via this auction.

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

1972 Moog Model 12 Synthesizer Ad/Spec Sheet

via this auction

1974 Moog Model 35 Synthesizer 6 Page Fold-out Brochure

via this auction

1976 Moog Model 15 Synthesizer 6 Page Fold-out Brochure

via this auction

Yamaha SY-1 Analogue Synthesiser

via this auction

"Great example of the Yamaha SY-1 synthesiser. This is from the mid 1970's and is in brilliant condition for its age.

It works perfectly and sounds lovely and vibrant; has a full synth section with many controls to modify the sounds. It is like a baby CS80 with the ability to imbue a real expressive feel into the sounds thanks to aftertouch(Think Blade runner synth leads)

There are a few marks here and there consistent with a synthesiser of this age, but there is nothing to detract from its beautiful good looks - The wood casing is also in very good condition."

Bastl Kastle with Teenage PO's

Published on Dec 23, 2016 Oz The Conjuring

"Little jam sync Pocket Operators to the Bastl Kastle"

08-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 8- The VCA part 1

Published on Dec 23, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a two-part exploration of the sound and functionality of the VCA of the Yamaha CS-15.

Do you want to help in the creation of videos like this?"

All parts here.

Little Wing intro on Linnstrument and Xylophone (Jimi Hendrix cover)

Published on Dec 23, 2016 loopop

Studiologic Sledge Synthesiser Tutorial 42 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII (8th)

Published on Dec 23, 2016 David Clements

"George Hall recreates sounds from Rick Wakeman's The Six Wives Of Henry VIII (8th) on a Studiologic Sledge synthesiser, in particular the track Catherine Howard. Learn synth programming with George Hall."

All parts here.

AJH Synth - Sonic XV *Audio Mangling*

Published on Dec 23, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's a bit of fun with the absolutely killer Sonic XV filter from AJH Synth. What is this man doing? Everything he touches is AWESOME! Anyway ... Simple sound going in (as you hear in the video) and one lot of modulation into the Frequency CV. Then you hear the Resonance shaping mix and input wave shaping mixes adjust for some sonic destruction. Good fun."

Roland SYSTEM-8 - SYSTEM100 Plug-out DEMO by Gattobus

Published on Dec 23, 2016 gattobus

"Headphones recommended.
Roland System-8 in performance mode with two layers of System100 Plugout.
The patch was created without using the step sequencer, but taking advantage from the semi-modular structure of System-100 emulation (S&H, LFOs, triggered Envelopes and Ring Mod).
No external FX were added, recorded straight to the audio interface.
The sound is incredibly fat and full... for me it's one of the best analog emulations ever made... I hope you like it."

bastl kastle eurorack 2017 soooon !early stage . idea

Published on Dec 23, 2016 paul tas

"early stage . idea

2017 kastle"


Published on Dec 22, 2016 karenevil

"Almost no point but last night experimental patching to make noise with mechanical metronome :D"

Bleak is the beginning

Published on Dec 22, 2016 MIDERA

Spectralis 2 (leads)
Virus TI (keys)
ESX (drums)
Radias (bass)

3ReV's AIRA set Nocturnal emissions at Miami Soundlab

Published on Dec 22, 2016 3Rev Videos and Stuff

"William '3ReV" Herrera presents Nighttime Live Jam session on various Roland AIRA gear. Look ma no laptop!
'Noodling' it's not song writing - it's about voyages of discovery. Anyways here is a live Jam Enjoy
Gear used-
Roland AIRA System 1/1M, TR-8, TB3, VT3
Non AIRA Boutique JP-08
ARTURIA Beatstep Pro
Korg Kaoss Pad Pro.
Recorded Direct Line out into AKAI EIE Pro into the Facebook Video app."

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