MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017


Published on Jan 3, 2017 Honeysmack

Behringer Deepmind 12 Some Sounds & Dual Saw Trick

Published on Jan 3, 2017 umusic6

"Some presets i made (besides the pad) on the brand new and brilliant Behringer Deepmind 12."

Behringer Deepmind 12 Dual Saw Trick

Published on Jan 3, 2017

"Video of a trick i found to play two transposed voices with each note in Unison 2 mode. It uses the spread feature of the lfo and the mod-matrix."

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Roland Jupiter-4 Through Nux Mod Core Pedals

Published on Nov 11, 2016 umusic6


1. Nux Mod Core - Flanger with Synth (Jupiter 4)

"Since there don't seem to be many demos on youtube showing the use of FX (Guitar) pedals in combination with syths, here is a small demo of the excellent Nux Mod Core in Flanger mode processing the raw output of my JP-4. No other FX involved (the Time Cores Mix dial is down, also.) Enjoy!"

2. Nux Mod Core - Phaser with Synth (Jupiter 4)

"Demo of the Nux Mod Core processing Jupiter 4 raw sound. Also with some usage of its orange brother, the Time Core."

3. Nux Time Core with Synth (Jupiter 4)

"Checking out the algorithms of the Nux Time Core with some raw sound from my Jupiter 4. No other FX involved. Check out my other videos for Nuc Mod Core."

Sunday morning synth jam (Sixtrak, JX3p, Microcon II, Airbase 99, RS7000)

Published on Nov 29, 2015 umusic6

"Quick jam on sunday morning. Arranged live on RS7000. Sounds from Sixtrak, JXp3, Microcon ii, drums from Airbase 99"

Fun with the Roland Jupiter 4

Published on Aug 25, 2016 umusic6

"Jamming with my Roland Jupiter 4.
Voices a bit out of tune, some sliders crackling a bit.
Up to 1:22 Single Osc, Dry
1:52, added Sub Osc onboard Ensemble FX
2:49 added Reverb from Lexicon Alex
3:15 added Delay from Boss BE-5
8:25 Arpeggiator fun"

Sequential Circuits Sixtrak OS V14 - LFO Sync &

Published on Jul 1, 2016 umusic6

"This video demonstrates the new feature of
LFO Sync to note trigger in the v14 Firmware created by Bob Grieb. The binary image of the firmware is available on his site
The LFO Sync can be set by a new parameter (#37) with values 0 for sync off and 1 or 2 (inverse) for sync on.
The controller in used in the video is the Six-Tweak available at"

Sequential Circuits Sixtrak OS V14 - Unison Detune

Published on Jul 1, 2016 umusic6

"This video demonstrates the new feature of Unison Detune in the v14 Firmware created by Bob Grieb."

Stereoping Sixtweak Synth Controller for Sequential Circuits Sixtrak in Action

Published on Nov 14, 2015 umusic6

"Session to demonstrate the basic features of the Sixtweak synth controller from
Tweaking sequences arranged on yamaha rs 7000 sequencer.
Supported by jomox airbase 99 and roland jx 3p."

Troublemaker - TB-303 for iOS Teaser Video

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Bram Bos

"COMING SOON: Troublemaker for iOS
- AUv3 plugin
- Ableton Lync
- Audiobus
- MIDI / MIDI CC / Bluetooth MIDI input
- Standalone sequencer with MID and WAV export"

Praise for Synth Tech Mike Metz of Thesis Audio

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH reader Neil Hetrick:

"This posting is a sort-of combination THANK YOU and glowing review for expert synth technician Mike Metz of Thesis Audio Service (Wichita, KS). Mike recently refurbished my prized Roland JUPITER-6 synth, giving it a total overhaul so that it would be in top shape for the next couple decades or more.

I'm lucky to own a near-mint-condition JP-6, and Mike is far and away the most careful synthesizer tech I've ever found, handling every repair & restoration project with the utmost precision, care & expertise. I don't doubt that he could take on just about any project out there and come out with top-flight results (just check his page on vintage synth restorations for the proof). So I knew my instrument would be in the most capable hands when I shipped it off (providing FedEx could get it there and back without damage... I constructed a HUGE box just for the purpose, and even took out an insurance policy, just in case...).

Here's a quick rundown of the work Mike performed to bring my synth back up to top condition:
Cleaned chassis & all PC boards
Replaced 2-voice card main VCA chip (CEM3360)
Repaired solder connections for arpeggiator section LEDs
Replaced all main power supply capacitors
Cleaned all main & mod-panel controls & switches, lubricated all sliders, replaced slider dust felts
Replaced back-up battery w/ socket
Cleaned all rear panel jacks
Complete checkout

THANKS again to Mike Metz @ Thesis Audio !!"

unbox Moog Minimoog Model D Reissue

Published on Jan 3, 2017 triumphthruxton

"unbox Moog Minimoog Model D Reissue, Stockholm Sweden"

2 x Rhodes Chroma Analog Poly Synths with CC+ MIDI & Extras

via this auction

"The Chroma is a rare thing, a 35 year old analog synth thats still supported by the original engineer and a group of dedicated Chroma fans. There is a very active Chroma group managed via with a lot of interesting discussion and activity.

Chroma 1 is fully functional, new PSU and CC+ upgrade installed latest CC+ OS ROM installed V2.18. Complete with pedals and MIDI interface.

Chroma 2 is not functional. Has a new PSU and CC+ upgrade already installed but needs CMOS chips replaced on voice and controller boards and a good calibration. There is a CC+ OS ROM v2.18 included but not installed. There is also a spare v2.14 ROM from Chroma 1.

Included in this package are 2 sets of footpedals, 2 CC+ MIDI interfaces, a Behrringer BCR2000 with 2 Chromatrol adhesive overlays. There is a sysex avail;abe file to set up the BCR2000 which will operate as a dedicated programmer. I had intended to use two BCR's one for each layer, but didn't get around to purchasing the 2nd BCR, hence the two overlays. You can use one BCR for both layers, switching between via a dedicated switch. There are also two component complete Chroma voice cards and these need calibrating."

Korg MonoPoly SN 378698 with MIDI, Original Box & Sound Chart Overlay

via this auction

"Up for sale is our superb Korg MonoPoly Analogue synthesiser fitted with the excellent Midipoly midi system and complete with its original Korg MonoPoly box."

Jomox XBASE 888 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 2009 - 0319

via this auction

"Listing is for rare Jomox Xbase 888. Unit functions perfectly. Includes power supply.

Tech Specs from

15 Minutes with 0-Coast, Mother 32, Demora, MS-70CDR

Published on Jan 3, 2017 zacharyradford

"The audio is a beat off. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Left channel: 0-coast controlled by Beatstep.
Right channel: square wave from 0-coast through Ext. Audio of the Mother 32, through the Demora (with delay time modulated by the M32 Tri LFO)
The M32's LFO is being modulated by the Random step generator/Math section of the 0-coast."

Building a Patch on the Bastl Kastle

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"Using the OP-1 for volume attenuation, I construct a patch on the Kastle, mess with it a bit, and then deconstruct it. This tiny machine is quite powerful!"

Modstep and roland boutiques in a "Cabin Fever" techno session

Published on Jan 3, 2017 DubMasterFish

"My post Christmas holiday trip to the cabin was disturbed by a nasty flu.
Fortunately i picked up a TR-09 just before Christmas as well as Modstep and the ARP Odyssei app.

So instead of skiing i got some time to try this setup by the fireplace!

To get the whole thing running smooth the TR-09 was "master" and the TB-03 was sequensed by modstep running as slave."

New Polivoks Desctop Clone Demo Videos by Alexey Taber

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Alexey Taber

morse play with polivoks
acoustic feedback with Polivoks. mic - external input .1
acoustic feedback with Polivoks. mic - external input .2

Joué - Focus on SCALER & STRIPS Modules

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Joué SAS

"Joué, the most expressive and modular MIDI controller is available now on Kickstarter:
It is an innovative and evolving instrument simplifying digital music playing. It offers beginners and professional artists a unique level of expressivity and spontaneity.
It comes with 8 modules as first. Here is an introduction to the SCALER module."

Joué - Focus on STRIPS module

Published on Jan 2, 2017

E-mu xl-7 (proteus 2000) acting wavetableish

Published on Jan 2, 2017 Mike Perkowitz

I thought this was pretty interesting as most PCM based synths do not allow you to modulate through oscillator waveshapes like on classic PPG & Waldorf wavetable synths. I reached out to Mike to find out exactly what was going on here. Here's what he had to say:

"It's crossfading through 8 different waveforms in succession. The e-mu doesn't let you modulate actual waveform selection, but you can assign 4 different waves to the 4 layers of a patch, and then set up a thing that lets you sweep through them, crossfading from one to the next (it's called realtime crossfade in the manual). in effect, it's a lot like one of the PPG wavetables where it interpolates from one wave to the next gradually. I have it set up so that one of the knobs is assigned to the crossfade position directly. I also have an LFO assigned to the crossfade position, with knob control over the rate and depth. I also have an AD envelope assigned to the crossfade, with knob control over attack, decay, and depth. Finally, I layered two of these patches, with the crossfades set up so that they cover the entire crossfade range with their combined 8 waves, and I chose some metallic, ppg-sounding waves for part of it. it took some meticulous programming, but now that I have a patch set up, it's fairly easy to try out different waves in the 8 positions and to play with different modulators."

I own a Morpheus myself and was curious if this was possible on it. I know, I know, I should know this owning one, and being mr. matrix and all, but I never got around to it. Mike, however, did know, and had the following to say:

"Aside from the filters, the Morpheus is a lot less sophisticated. You can't do this kind of stuff with a Morpheus -- it only has two layers per patch, and it doesn't have a whole lot in the way of interesting modulation, aside from the function generators.

The proteus-2000 synths are really, really deep, with a very good collection of waves for making synth sounds (especially if you get the XL-1 rom; I'm guessing the vintage rom is great too). The editing is not great, in various ways, and the very important edit knobs don't seem to hold up well, but it can do a lot if you put in the time."

Some Like It Hard, Tiptop ONE

Some Like It Hard, Tiptop ONE from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Beta testing Tiptop Audio new module called ONE"

The Schmidt Synthesizer

Published on Jan 3, 2017 MrFirechild

"This track is using sounds only from one of the most unique synthesizers ever made, The Schmidt eight voice polyphonic Synthesizer! Only 50 units will be made. Each voice has 4 oscillators and 7 filters. Flexible routing and also the best looking synthesizer on the planet! Produced and composed by"


JUPITER-8, JUNO-60, SH-101, TB-03, MS-20, "Your Precious driveway""

Published on Jan 3, 2017 sloocer106

"'Your precious driveway' ... inspired by the great movie 'Christine'."

tell time

Published on Jan 3, 2017 justin3am

"Live modular synth performance.
I'm starting to get the hang of recording songs this way. Camera angle provides a pretty good shot of my ass. I'll figure out a good angle, eventually."

Funny. :)

Trigger Riot + QuantiZer + Z8000

Trigger Riot + QuantiZer + Z8000 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Circadian Rhythms plays BD808 and clocks Trigger Riot from track 1 to swing it and Z8000 (horizontal snake), which is clocked from Trigger Riot with high probability division of one and 100% probability division of three the same clock also triggers 2x Z4000s (filter and VCA) and the Quantizer. One Trigger Riot out resets the snake and one clocks horizontal ch.4 for transpositions. A couple of presets on Trigger Riot to store variations. At some point, I stop transpositions from the TR and manually change scales on the quantizer. I also manually change octaves with the slider.

The high hats sound is a white noise from maracas module aslo sequenced from the Trigger Riot"


Published on Jan 2, 2017 UnkaTom

"This video is about my 0-Coast - Mother 32 combo using the 0-Coast for the conversion in two midi channels. Enjoy!"

Unka's "Todd Barton patch test for iVCS3"

Published on Aug 2, 2016 UnkaTom

"This is me testing out Todd Bartons patch he made a few days ago on a REAL VCS3 (suitcase) in my lowly iVCS3 iPad clone.

He provided a patch diagram but I think real VCOs trounce the tiny capabilities of iVCS3 ... mercilessly. I was quite careful about the settings but clearly the suitcase has a differing patch matrix (you can see it if you check his vid). [posted here]

Anyway, Todd was very generous to share the patch (a true educator) thus I wanted to see if the iVCS3 could come near it.... Bwaaaahahahahahaaaa oh well, it's still fun.

Unlocking synth mysteries is cool!"

iTunes: iVCS3 - apeSoft

Nylon String Guitar + Moog Ring Mod + Eventide H9 + Line 6 Echo Pro

Published on Jan 2, 2017 experimentalsynth

"Electric nylon string guitar played through a Moog MF-102 Ring Modulator, Eventide H9 and Line 6 Echo Pro. Used an Eventide MIXINGLINK as a guitar pre-amp and effects loop controller. Played over a sequence from a DSI Pro 2, with the H9 and Echo Pro synced to the Pro 2 sequencer clock. I mostly recorded this one so I wouldn't forget the riff and effects combination, but you may enjoy it too. Learn more at"

#Jamuary 2017 - Novation Circuit (Day 3)

Published on Jan 3, 2017 BoBeats

"My second jam posted 20170103 (I am one day behind...) in the #jamuary2017 event that is going on. In this video I play a Circuit jam I did today with my own custom patches. Link below if you want to get them.


Roland Juno 60 Pad Sweetness!!

Published on Jan 3, 2017 synthartist69

"I love the sound and the simplicity of the Roland Juno 60."

Yamaha CS-50 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 2402

via this auction

"The CS-50 was released just ahead of its famous big brothers, the CS-60 and CS-80. The CS-50 looks like a scaled-down version of the monstrous CS-80, and it is! This will benefit those who crave the famous classic Yamaha synth sound without the struggle of lugging around the 215 pound CS-80! The CS-50 is 4-voice polyphonic, with a 49-note standard keyboard. It features pressure (aftertouch) sensitivity route-able to several destinations."

Roland Jupiter 8 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 100757

via this auction

"Roland Jupiter-8 Vintage Analog Synthesizer. This 62-Key Synthesizer has been used. It has been tested and everything appears to be in good working condition. This keyboard is old so there is some cosmetic damage. For example: scuffs, scratches, and dings in the paint on the keyboard. Nothing that affects the way it works..."


via this auction

"JHS D-2 PRO-RHYTHM MINI SYNTH, Drum machine synthesizer with its box.
All recent photos, and exactly as shown.
Fantastic piece of kit.
Great sounds.
Works perfectly."

Roland SH-101 SN 270394 w/ ARP + MIDI In Mod

via this auction

"Arp + Midi In retrofit choose channel 1 - thru 16 or standard MIDI control off."

EMU SP 12 Turbo w/ Extras

via this auction

"Immaculate condition, fully functional and serviced.
Turbo option installed.
New backlight,
(See photo - The display is bright and clear, but capturing a photo of it was very difficult)
All buttons and pads recently serviced,
New face plate
All new sliders
All knobs and slider caps are present.

Includes :
- Sound library on 5 1/4 floppy, approximately 50 disks, with backups for most
- Disk case for library
- Approximately 500 brand new, never used blank 5 1/4 inch disks
- 1 Commodore 1541 MK2 disk drive plus power supply and manual.
- Approximately 50 disk sleeves."

Cheetah MS6 with Owners Manual

via this auction

"Cheetah MS6 Analogue rackmount synthesiser module
Very good working condition
Has scratches where another module has stood on top
The mains lead has been cut and rejoined with a plug/socket for easy cable routing (behind shelves etc)."

Oberheim OBX 8 Voice Polysynth

via this auction

"Classic Oberheim OBX 8 voice polyphonic polysynth in good condition and fully working from 1979 that's extremely rare.

Used famously for its wide distinctive various sounds in the early 80s by Earth Wind and Fire, Queen flash and another one bites the dust sounds, Those big deep haunting dark sounds on The Police Ghost in the machine album from 1981, Roxy music to Killing Joke and Japan tin drum to lush sounds on later songs like on Nena 99 red balloons and KC and Sunshine band Give it up. I've used this a lot over the last 3 years and it has really stood out as something special.

I have had this fully overhauled a few years ago, it has a very fast tune up time and of course it sounds fantastic. I've programmed some great sounds worth keeping, it's very lush and big sounding and crazy sounding that can be very interesting and very out if you like those Sci fi sounds from that era. It has X mod on that's rare on synths from this time and when in unison mode thats like thunder and lighting crashing down. It has 2 VCOs, LFO with sine, square and S and H wave forms with a extra high and low pass filter."

Modular Mayhem with Colin Benders #11

Started streaming 26 minutes ago Colin Benders

Polyrhythmic bass in space

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Zodiac Gallery

Moog Mother '32 racked in a eurorack case.

Dexed VST versus 1983 Yamaha DX7 | Orgy of 80's riffs and over-used presets!

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's put a real Yamaha DX7 from 1983 head-to-head against DEXED VST to review how closely the virtual instrument emulates the sound of the real synth. Yamaha DX7 demo, Dexed VST demo, dexed vs dx7."

Old Stuff Serie #1 : idyll | ambient live jam with Korg Electribe MX 1 (2009)

Published on Jan 3, 2017 deltAdata

"This serie regroup some of my old work, on various hardware and software, unfortunetly without video.

This is : 'idyll' an ambient live jam only with Korg Electribe MX 1, recorded in 2009.

Thanks for watching !"


It's always cool to hear gear make music/sounds you wouldn't typically expect from it. The EMX may be labeled a "groovebox" but you clearly can do other things with it.

Polyphonic Glide on Rev 2 Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Vykaar Tones

"A short demo of an Argent's Keyboards (1980s shop) polyphonic glide modification I fitted to an unusually reliable revision 2 Prophet 5 quite a long time ago. The Prophet normally only has glide when in unison mode."

Very, very cool!

Custom Lemur Patch for the Waldorf Blofeld

The Return of My Custom Lemur Patch for Blofeld Synth

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Mark Mosher

"Short video of recent work on my custom Lemur patch for the Blofeld performance."

jamuary 17 01

Published on Jan 3, 2017 Joshua Davis

"My first #jamuary2017. I don't think I'll be able to make one every day, but we'll see."

Fismoll Drone | Eurorack Ambient

Published on Jan 2, 2017 Björn Bommersheim

"Some sort of ambient drone eurorack patch. While exploring a Make Noise Pressure Points i noticed my love for this type of music ...

Here are some patch notes / modules i used in the patch:

Mutable Instruments Clouds
Doepfer A-199
Synthrotek Eko
Erica Synths Wogglebug
Doepfer A-112
Make Noise Maths
Klangbau Köln XR VCO
Tiptop Audio Z2040
Frequency Central System X Filter
Doepfer A-118
Make Noise Pressure Points
Bastl Instruments Grandpa
Klangbau Köln Radio Muisc"

Patch n Tweak

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