MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

x0x-heart Demo - Eurorack Modular Experiment

Published on Feb 24, 2017 FatSynthDude

"Putting the x0x-heart through its paces with some ASSEEEED!!! The x0x-heart's signal chain is straight to the mixer with a bit of reverb from the FX-16. Sequenced by the Stillson Hammer mkII.

I haven't ever owned a real TB-303, but compared to other clones I've owned (FB-383, TBX-303, Rebirth) it's pretty good. I like the built-in overdrive circuit. It's like an all-in-one 303 acid machine.



Published on Feb 24, 2017 LESINDES

"This is a simple ARPEGGIO Session with BERHINGER DEEPMIND12 and ELEKTRON ANALOG RYTM. Tweaking the machine and dialling thru parameters and Arpeggio Patterns."

The Art of Listening - Music Documentary (2017)

Published on Feb 21, 2017 The Art of Listening

Segment on Dave Smith and Dave Smith Instruments starts at 11:41 followed by general synth talk from various electronic musicians.

"The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from the intent of an instrument maker and composer, to the producers and engineers who capture and preserve an artist’s voice. This journey is narrated by intimate conversations with artists, engineers and producers about the philosophy of their work and the intent behind each musical note they create.

This film is an invitation for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in the sounds of their favorite recordings. The Art of Listening is the beginning of a conversation of how the quality of our listening experiences define the medium.

Find out more and listen to the soundtrack at

Bob Moog on Raymond Scott

Bob Moog on Raymond Scott from Gramophone Records on Vimeo.

Buchla CVT Four

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Todd Barton

"better audio here:"

Short-cut / Volca FM & Po12

Published on Feb 24, 2017 mishpult

"Minimal jam while exploring the Korg Volca FM. Beats are provided by the trusty Po12 and the pad sound is sampled from the Volca and played by the mini Kp2S. Sprinkeld with some dubby echo for more ambience. Enjoy!"

Q130 Clipper / Rectifier Demo - Part 1

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Lower West Side Studio

"Scoping out the Q130 Clipper / Rectifier Module"


Q130 Clipper / Rectifier Demo

Yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard Synthesizer SN 930821493

via this auction

Kawai K5000S Additive Synthesizer with USB Drive

via this auction

"The synth has been upgraded to OS 3.00, which is extremely stable."

Patch Notes #30 - Varigate 8+ & Voltage Block

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"Channels 5, 6, 7 and 8 from the Malekko Varigate 8 are routed to an envelope on the AD/LFO, channel 4 on the Make Noise Maths, Mutable Instruments Braids in snare mode and the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas (this gate is multed to channel 1 Maths to get pitch envelope modulation) to generate complex, randomized rhythm combinations. Random gate mode is enabled with the Varigate 8+ end gate output is routed back into random gate input, retriggering a randomized sequence at the beginning of every bar. The clock output on the Varigate is routed to the clock input on the Voltage Block, to avoid the randomization of the VB sequences when the Varigate 8+ is gating itself (one of the gate bus connections between these two modules).

Two sequences from the Voltage Block are routed to control the fold CV input on the Basilmilus as well as the pitch which is routed through Maths channel 3 and summed from Maths Sum out with the channel 1 envelope for more kick drum-like sounds. Another is routed to control the color input on Braids (which is in snare mode), while two more are routed to the Make Noise DPO mod bus index & fm index. Two additional sequences modulate the Malekko Anti-Oscillator pitch and wave shape, with the final sequence controlling the the low pass cutoff on the Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74.

The DPO is routed out through the Make Noise MMG Filter, and then on to the Optomix modulated by channel 4 on Maths. The signal is then routed through Mutable Instruments Clouds for some reverb and granular manipulation, and then out to the Mix4.

The Anti-Oscillator is passed into the VCF-74 and on to the Malekko Borg in VCA mode, modulated by the AD/LFO. On from the Borg to the Mix4.

Braids is in snare mode routed to the Mix4, pretty simple.

Basimilus Iteritas is going direct to the Mix4 as well."

51LENT (Korg Minilogue, Eventide H9, System-1, Roland JD-XI)

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Friday night synth session: Korg Minilogue, Eventide H9 Harmonizer, Roland System-1, Roland JD-Xi.

'Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues' - Rumi,


kozepz & weinglas - FRNDS

Published on Feb 23, 2017 Wein Glas

FRNDS is a new (free) release from kozepz & weinglas featuring electronic instruments from Ciat Lonbarde, Buchla, Hordijk, Haken, and TouellSkouarn. There are two videos in the playlist above. The first is a teaser for the release, and the second is the track Coco Nichoise Phashi Wet, which happens to be the second track. The following is the description for the video followed by the BandCamp embed for the release:

"This Track is from the new Album 'FRNDS' only available from Game of Life: [free download]

A Collaboration by the Two European Electronic Musicians kozepz and weinglas Turned into new Sounds and Noises Made from Wooden Instruments Designed by Peter Blasser (Ciat Lonbarde)."

"In these times of often unwanted changes it is good to have something steady like friends all over the world.

So what can be better than two friends from the Netherlands and Germany collaborating with a Greek label to make international noises for one world.

Noisemakers kozepz and weinglas together with the 'Game of Life' are making the world a better place! Even if this means that we all have to listen to their dark soundscapes and aural pollutions first

released February 24, 2017

Release/catalogue number: Lif49"

Dave Smith Pro 2 Lead Noodling & Big Pad

Published on Jun 30, 2015 Tor Egil Braseth

"Just a little noodling while trying to tame this wonderful instrument. I´ve only had it for a few months, but I don´t see parting ways with it in the near future. Really feels like this will be a classic instrument, kudos to Dave Smith for his vision in keeping the vintage "vibe" while looking forward and adding new and exciting functions and synth architecture."

Dave Smith Pro 2 Big pad

Published on Jul 9, 2015 Tor Egil Braseth

"Testing out a big pad sound on the Pro 2. These are the kinds of sounds I find missing in most demos of the Pro 2, it can sound absolutely huge. The paraphonic mode can be extremely useful!

Link to the patch:"

Moog Sub 37 - Demo

Published on Jul 7, 2016 TheTrackdriver

"All sounds except drums are made on a Moog Sub 37. The drums comes from the Akai Rhythm Wolf + hand clap sample and were recorded on cassette tape for compression and saturation. Unfortunately I didn't use noise reduction so there is an audible tape hiss. I used a Roland RE-301 for the echoes on the arps and they were recorded twice for stereo effect.

Note: The white cotton gloves is not a gimmick. I use them so I won't get finger prints on my gear. Dust is easy to clean but grease is not."

Soundscape "Black Lodge"

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Jurren Mekking

"Improvised ambient music by Bart Knol & Jurren Mekking

Bass synth:
Dave Smith Instruments OB-6

Pad/soundscape synth:
Korg ARP Odyssey
Strymon Timeline
Strymon BigSky

Lead synth:
Moog Sub37
Moog Moogerfooger MF-108M Cluster Flux

Fender Telecaster
Xotic SP compressor
Strymon Mobius
Strymon El Capistan
Strymon BigSky
Thermionic Culture - Culture Vulture"

DSP Synthesizers JVS-01 Semi Analog Synth Voice

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Jan Ostman

"The chip has a Saw DCO, 24dB lowpass DCF with resonance, DCA amplitude and a 512-stage DDL Chorus.

All parameters are CV controlled."

via DSP Synthesizers

"New chip for 2017!

The JVS-01 is a semi-analog synthesizer voice in a 8-pin DIP.

The chip implements a Juno-style synthesizer voice with a saw integrator DCO, 24dB lowpass biquad filter with resonance, DCA with 1024 level amplitude control and a 512 stage DDL Chorus.

The chorus can be turned on or off.

The signal chain is 96dB 16-bit DSP and the DAC runs a 1MHz PDM signal.

Internal processing is done at a 66KHz sample rate.

The chip can be used as a voice chip for an analog voltage controlled synthesizer.

All CV inputs handle positive 0-5 volt input and the DCO pitch conforms to a 1v/Oct frequency response, 5 octaves, 61Hz – 2KHz range."

EMS Synthi A and 2 x VCS3 mk2s having a friendly little chat

EMS Synthi A and 2 x VCS3 mk2s having a friendly little chat from richard scott on Vimeo.

EMS Synthi Sequencer 256

EMS Synthi Sequencer 256 from richard scott on Vimeo.

"Nice clock eh? This is as much as I have got out of this device s far"

Roland TR09, Moog Mother 32 & Roland JP8000

Published on Feb 24, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the TR09 drum machine, Mother 32 and JP8000 synthesisers synced together.

TR09 MIDI Out to Mother 32 MIDI In. JP8000 played by hand.

No further processing except for reverb and normalisation."

Behringer DeepMind 12 - Calming Sleep

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Gear used: Behringer DeepMind 12, DSI Prophet 8, DSI Tetra 4 and Roland JD-XA analog synthesizers.

Here is some calming sleep music to relax to."

Roland SH 101 testing Part 1

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Tor Egil Braseth

"Just starting to get to know the Roland SH-101 monophonic synthesizer. Not exactly disappointed so far.."


Published on Feb 24, 2017 once upon a synth

"Making an electric piano patch from scratch on the Behringer Deepmind 12. We're not emulating any specific electric piano (like a rhodes, wurly, dx7, etc), instead we'll be creating a generic electric piano patch which can serve as a foundation for building new and unique electric piano type sounds. With the right combination of filter, envelopes and playing style we can get surprisingly close even on an analog subtractive synth like the Deepmind 12. Demo starts at 14:18."

Previous posts here.

Roland Jupiter 6

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Voyager Select Series Maple on Jade

via this auction

Roland PROMARS MRS-2 Vintage Synthesizer SN 112295

via this auction

E-mu Emulator III Rack SN 1180181

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"For sale is a very rare Emulator EIII Rack. These only show up for sale once every couple years. This is the same exact sound and parts as the Emulator III keyboard but in a more portable rack version. The EIII keyboard cost upwards of $15,000 back in the day and was considered one of the ultimate samplers. Very few of these rack versions exist and they only show up for sale once every few years. This one is maxed with 8MB memory and has a couple nice upgrades including an internal card reader for saving/loading samples along with super bright and easy to read new screen. Cosmetically it is great shape minus some rack rash. Check out the pictures to make sure you like it. It is fully functional and I will include a working video showing it operates properly before shipping. These old EIII's are known to be temperamental, so buyer must be aware of the risks of shipping such an old fragile synth and that it may need regular maintenance and likely a little servicing/checking on arrival of internal cards/ribbons to make sure all connections are secure and all parts of seated properly. The only things worth mentioning is one slider is missing a knob cap (still operates properly and knob caps can be sourced for cheap if desired) and the left stereo output jack tip is slightly broken but still works. Includes printed copy of the reference manual and power cable. The last EIII rack on ebay sold for $4300 in May 2016. I priced this one lower for a quick sale. Don't miss out!"

Roland SH-101 Gray SN 231618

via this auction

MFB SYNTH 2 SN 07544

via this auction

Yamaha CS30 L / some clean sounds

Published on Feb 24, 2017 se7ense7

"It's easy to get distracted by the rich interface on this machine, I tried to keep it minimal this time.

The mfb522 was connected to the ext in of the CS30L, triggering the envelopes (weird, because the synth actually has a seperate trigger input)."


Published on Feb 24, 2017 LivewireSynthesizers

"Waveform outputs of the Audio Frequency Generator
Modulation capabilities and Harmonic Animation will be covered in separate videos. Please comment with what other kinds of content you'd like to see.

DISCLAIMER: Voltage ratings on the scope ARE NOT accurate. Scope wasn't connected directly to AFG outputs and were intended for display only."


How To Learn Dexed Part 2 - Accurate & Definitive Sound Comparison With Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Power DX7

"You only need to watch this video to learn the true capability of the DX7 and Dexed. This is an accurate sound comparison video and you will get an accurate result. Accurate comparisons & tests require both standard conditions by those factory patches and extreme conditions to push a synthesizer to its limit. This comparison included Power DX7 signature patches that really pushes the FM synthesis further and further.

My plan was to get Dexed working around mid last year, but I couldn’t get it working until recently.

Below is the link for downloading Dexed.

In part 2, I will show you the accurate sound comparison of the DX7 and Dexed."

Part 1 here.


Published on Feb 24, 2017 Mattias MÃ¥rtensson

"Here's part 3 the deepmind 12 ambient series. Hope this is of some help to someone out there, if there's anything you're wondering, just ask! I was in a bit of hurry this time so it's the same type of pady-business going on, I'm going to try and focus on some other type of sounds in the next video.
Happy nerding!"

All parts here.

The KLF "What Time is Love" cover live jam w Electribe, Volca, Mopho, Blofeld, 303

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Shimanski Beats

"This time I attemped a hardware based live cover version of the 1990 classic 'What Time is Love' by the KLF.

Instruments used:
Korg Electribe Sampler (drums, siren, KLF samples taken from the original)
Waldorf Blofeld (lead sequence)
DSI Mopho (additional lead sequence)
MAM MB 33 retro (bass)
Cyclone Bassbot TT 303 (acid lead)
Waldorf Streichfett (pad)
Korg Volca FM (distant octave sound)
Thanks for watching! If you like this, please subscribe and leave a comment!

Shimanski Beats"

Dispersion by Sinevibes. Promo Video w/ Novation BassStation 2

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Artemiy Pavlov

"Dispersion by Sinevibes is a 'bouncing ball delay' effect processor. Available as an Audio Unit plugin for Mac. More:"

Duality (Disquiet 0269) Roland Jx-03 processed by Intellijel Rainmaker

Published on Feb 24, 2017 rupertlally

"Video of the performance and recording of this week's Disquiet Junto Project: 0269 Duet Portion.
The assignment was to record one half of a duet, I cheated a little and created a piece that is already almost a duet in itself, using the Roland Boutique JX-03, processed using the Intellijel Rainmaker (Very Slow preset)
Soundcloud version of this track here:

more info on this Disquiet project:"

Two Korg MS-20 Mini - Demos by TheTrackdriver

Published on Oct 4, 2013 TheTrackdriver

"All sounds from Korg MS-20 Mini. The delay is from the Roland RE-301 and the reverb from ValhallaRoom."

Korg MS-20 Mini - Demo 2

Published on Aug 12, 2014

"A short demo of a Korg MS-20 Mini. All sounds including the drums are from the synth. No effects added."

Yamaha TX81Z Trackdriver Presets

Published on Sep 14, 2013 TheTrackdriver

"These are a few samples of my Yamaha TX81Z preset collection that you can download here: . Effects are from the Roland Chorus Echo RE-301. Just don't expect bread&butter sounds!"

Korg MS-20 Mini+Akai Rhythm Wolf Demo

Published on Mar 17, 2015 TheTrackdriver

"Korg MS-20 Mini and Akai Rhythm Wolf music demo"

Akai S700 Demo

Published on Sep 15, 2014 TheTrackdriver

"All sounds from Akai S700 only. Phrases and single hits are sampled from various sources."

Machinedrum UW Demo

Published on Oct 11, 2016 TheTrackdriver

"The Machinedrum is recorded on a stereo track in Ableton Live while I'm filming it on an iPhone. All effects are from the MDUW. I sampled a Moog Sub 37 and an electric guitar. All drums were created with the built-in machines."

Modded Akai Rhythm Wolf

via this auction

Full Moon-Akai Rhythm Wolf Demo

Published on Sep 3, 2015 TheTrackdriver

"All sounds and drums are from the Akai Rhythm Wolf only and effects like tape delay were added later. I have used the built-in pattern sequencer, played directly on the buttons and had a MIDI track running in Ableton Live. I also had a channel for program changes as there is no song mode on the Wolf."

Thonk - AT-AT-AT

Published on Feb 24, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Super short and simple video with a nice added drone backdrop from the Synthesis Technology E350. If you're a beginner treat this as a tutorial on how to use and why you need lots of attenuation in your system. For anyone else take this an short intro to a great product and a introduction to DIY even if you solder as badly as I do!"

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