MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Prophet 12 , Dave Smith’s instruments , Demo ..

Published on Mar 22, 2017 CLASSIC VINTAGE
Update: Re-Published on Mar 24, 2017 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"The Prophet 12’s brand new hybrid voice has a digital front end followed by an all analog signal path output. Each voice has four high resolution digital oscillators (plus a sub oscillator), a digital character effects section, a resonant Curtis low-pass filter, a high-pass filter, a tune-able feedback circuit, a four-tap delay line with feedback per line, four loopable five-stage envelope generators, four syncable LFOs with slew and phase offset, a sophisticated arpeggiator, and a sixteen slot modulation matrix with 26 mod sources and 97 modulation destinations. The Prophet 12 is packed with a plethora of sonic potential and power!"

SpaceDoubt - Rev2

"Multitracked freeform soundscape — recorded directly from the Prophet Rev2 16-voice analog poly synth. No additional processing/EQ/effects."

Rainy Day Modular #2 - Modular Ambience with Mutable Instruments Rings and Moog Mother 32

Published on Mar 22, 2017 ann annie

"Rainy Day Modular Jam #2. Mutable Instruments Rings paired up with Moog's Mother 32 sitting in a an old suitcase I found today.

Creating atmosphere with Strymon Blue Sky and JHS Alpine. Echoes from Delta Lab's Effectron and MXR Carbon Copy.

One take, no overdubs. No post processing.
Korg SQ-1 is providing clock and pitch for Rings.
Sputnik Modular WCRS 'strumming' Rings."

Optigan Recordings by Johnny Largo

Published on Mar 22, 2017 optigandotcom

"These are demo recordings of the Optigan made by in-house musical director Johnny Largo (aka Johnny La Padula - see Much of this material has not previously been heard, having languished on the original studio master tapes for 45 years. This will give a good sense of what the Optigan can sound like in the hands of a true professional, as well as serve as a general demonstration for the various discs. Sorry, I don't have recordings of Johnny demonstrating every last disc that was released, but I've posted what I do have."

Such a trip. For those not familiar with the Optigan it was like an optical record version of the Mellotron. The discs were like large clear flexi-disc with waveforms drawn on them. The Optigon would then play the waveforms as you played its keyboard. The Optigan was released in 1971. You can find previous posts on the Optigan via the label below, and of course you can find a ton of info on

Malfunkn - Belequences

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Houston Guy

"There use to be consequences. Now there is Belequences,
Performed live at Blueline Studios, Los Angeles 2017.
Available on Bancamp:

Elektron Octatrack
Elektron Analog RYTM
Elektron Analog Four
Recorded using Sound Devices 633"

Toppobrillo Triple Wavefolder Eurorack Module

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 1326 w/ New Screen

via this auction

"In excellent near mint shape. Really fantastic cosmetic condition. Scroll down below to check out the detailed pictures to make sure you like it. Installed is an awesome upgraded screen, very easy to read. Everything is working 100% fully functional, except Aftertouch but this is a common issue as they came from the factory with a faulty design (you can always use external midi keyboards for AT). Amazing vector synthesis sound with analog filters. Nothing sounds like the VS! Haunting pads, thick leads, bells, effects, it's amazing every time I play it."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 SN 6319

via this auction

Yamaha CS-70M SN 1422

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 II with BC01 Breath Controller

via this auction

"Original owner. My first synth. I love this thing but it's time for someone else to enjoy it. V2 model with variable 24db resonance (as opposed to the fixed resonance on the original model). Great shape for a 35 year old synth (one small chip at edge of power jack. See photo). No modifications. After-market power supply. BC01 breath controller and bag show their age. Some rust and corrosion here and there but fully tested and works great to modulate VCA, VCF or both."

Vintage ARP LITTLE BROTHER Synthesizer Expander 2953 SN 0223

via this auction

"Fair used condition. Small cracks in the endcaps look to have been repaired long ago. Recent service. Control panel cleaning and calibration. The output jacks have been changed to 1/8" from rca. Great working unit."

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak SN 000969

via this auction

"I haven't used this synth in a while (the last time was for a 70s inspired Australian horror feature film I wrote the music for called 'Sororal' [2012]). It's in great condition and comes with the manual. It was fully serviced by Synth Service Melbourne in 2015."

Arp Axxe Synthesiser

via this auction

"Used but fully restored and serviced, a few surface scratches here and there but in perfect working condition."

[tutorial] 10 facts and tricks of the Blofeld

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Synthesizer Video Service

Interesting note on the Karplus Strong synthesis included on the Blofeld at 1:40.

"A little list with facts and programming tricks for the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. It is rather for beginners though I think that some advanced users would also find some inspiration. Share your thoughts with me!

1. 25 or 50 voices?
2. Types of synthesis
3. Louder Blofeld
4. Checking stability
5. Wavetable parameters
6. Display messages
7. LFO bug
8. Random patch
9. WT/Smp vs. PW/Wav
10. Unison V.

Check out my music:"

vlog 3 markusfuller weekend of Music and car boot sales and more music

Published on Mar 22, 2017 markusfuller

Simmons SDS9 at 2:53. Synth jam & synth spotting at 3:23. Moog modular at 4:21.

"Just bits & pieces of my weekend from a concert in Derbyshire to the bootsales of Brighton and synth get together on monday for a bit of fun just making noise.
Thanks to: Nigel Dawes, Liz Dawes & Ethan (my lighting engineer)
at the Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club.
end synth music by:Jason Lee, Dan Ward, Eddy Deegan, Markus Fuller."

synth4ever Synth studio tour + synthesizer reviews / home studio tour

Published on Mar 22, 2017 synth4ever

No demos, just synth talk which many will enjoy. List of synths and when they come in below.

"synth4ever's home music studio, synth collection & studio tour, and synthesizer reviews.

Synth & home studio tour timecodes (linear order):

00:00 - Intro
01:49 - Kawai K3
04:28 - Novation Supernova 2
06:57 - Alesis Andromeda A6
09:41 - Waldorf Q
11:49 - Kawai K5000S
13:39 - Roland JD-800
17:03 - Roland D-50
20:07 - DSI Poly Evolver
22:54 - Roland V-Synth
26:24 - Korg DS-8
28:30 - Yamaha DX7-II FD
30:28 - Yamaha DX5
33:49 - Korg DW-8000
36:42 - Akai AX60
38:59 - Roland JX-10
41:47 - Yamaha CS-30
45:19 - Yamaha SK-30
48:01 - Yamaha CS-50
56:06 - Access Virus B
57:31 - Waldorf XT
59:25 - Yamaha TG33
01:01:14 - Kawai SX-210
01:03:40 - Akai AX80
01:06:41 - Fender-Rhodes Chroma Polaris
01:09:49 - Korg Polysix
01:11:34 - Yamaha AN1x
01:14:50 - Yamaha CS-15
01:17:32 - Conclusion"

Mattoverse Rhythm Division Drone into Dr. Scientist Bit Quest

Published on Mar 22, 2017 mattoverse

Recapped Roland Jupiter 4 w/ MIDI I/O

via this auction

"Cosmetically in great shape and electronically in future proofed condition. A complete professional overhaul was done this year at Waveformless which included a complete recap of every voice card, power supply, and programmer board, a tuning and calibration. Every key was cleaned and all sliders and knobs have been fully lubricated and throughly cleaned.

The FULL MIDI I/O kit was installed which includes both the expanded memory section as well as all the page 2 functions. The I/O MIDI kit comes in two options and some owners choose to install only one component, this Jupiter 4 has the complete full kit. This allows for total control over MIDI for all the sliders on the JP4. Not only that but a MIDI output is also installed, which means you can actually record slider movements and keyboard playing straight from the Jupiter 4 into your favorite sequencer. The I/O MIDI Kit for the JP4 is the most comprehensive MIDI solution. Not only that, but it uses a faster CPU so MIDI triggering is absolutely lightning fast. If you want to synchronize the arpeggiator to MIDI there are many options for dividing down the MIDI clock, but it will work just as the original did over the trigger input as well.

You will be hard pressed to find a better Jupiter 4 anywhere. A lot of money was invested into creating the most stable, fully tuned, and fully integrated for 2017 Jupiter 4 that's ready for serious use. It sounds absolutely superb and the tuning is rock solid due to the extensive recapping of each individual voice card."

Melu Instruments Freak

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Freak from Melu Instruments is a dual digital phase synchronized oscillator for use in Eurorack modular synthesizers. Both oscillators can be phase synchronised to each other, each with dedicated audio outputs. This allows one to process both oscillators separately, providing a sharp and well defined tone for bass and leads. The modulator, which can reach audio-rate frequencies, helps to create a complex and interesting timbre reminiscent of early Casio phase modulation synthesizers and DX7-style FM."

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

0-Coast Science: Avoiding "Pinning"

Published on Mar 22, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"Control voltage opens up the palette of a synthesizer far beyond what is possible when controlling only by hand. Understanding how control voltage works in the confines of a parameter you are controlling is key to its deliberate use. In this video we’ll demonstrate voltage range and polarity using the 0-Coast’s Multiply parameter."

New Folktek Mescaline - Desktop or Eurorack Patchable Sem-Modular Synthesizer

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Sir Folktek

"Details of the folktek synthesizer system called 'Mescaline'. On Indiegogo 2/22/2017 until 3/05/2017"

Folktek Mescaline synthesizer system Described
Folktek Mescaline, first patch, live play edit *
Folktek Mescaline little clicky beats I enjoy. live sounds, live patch (2)
Folktek Mescaline Drones and slow reverberated sequence
Folktek Mescaline live play, live patch long sequence

Details via the Indiegogo campaign:

"Mescaline is a synth design by Folktek which merges art, design and synthesis into a tool which encourages exploration and experimentation in sound. A synthesizer system with a different approach which works standalone or within the eurorack modular system.

This work is created by Arius Blaze and has been continuously developed and revised for two years.

Mescaline is a 3 part synthesis and sequencing system designed for experimentation.

Our offer of this price is lower than the dealer price for the complete system or individual parts. By helping us to pay for the completion of this system, you're becoming a part of the production.

The price of the complete system will normally be $699usd beyond this campaign!!!

If you missed this campaign, preorder will be on the folktek site at the regular price."

Moog Drone (with some bass too)

Published on Mar 22, 2017 NoizeHack

"Feeding my recent Moog obsession with a Mother 32, Minitaur and MF-107 Freqbox. Also used two SQ-1s and a Volca Beats and a DIY Synth.

Drone from Mother 32 into Freq Box, bass from Minitaur, drums Volca Beats, high pitch beeping synth DIY synth. Volca Beats and DIY synth are run through boss distortion pedals. Recorded onto 1/4" reel to reel, most of the hiss is from the DS-1 and not the tape, but it does a convincing emulation of tape hiss."

Hyve Touch Synth Now on Kickstarter

You all should be familiar with the Hyve Touch synthesizer featured numerous times here on MATRIXSYNTH.

The Hyve Touch is now seeking funding on Kickstarter here. There are both DIY and pre-built options.

The following are some details for those new to the Hyve Touch:

"Hyve Touch Synthesizer is a fun, expressive musical instrument that anyone can make and play. It responds to human touch, even your slightest finger movements give you powerful control. Turning these gestures into sound allows you to play music like never before.

Expressive touch, analog synth

Slide your fingers across the surface to explore new ways to touch sound. It’s a 60-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that is controlled by pressure, horizontal, and vertical movements of each finger on the surface. Even the smallest wiggle of your finger makes the sound come alive, giving expression to the music you make.

Explore and harmonize

Notes on the Hyve are arranged so that you can easily explore harmonies and tone combinations with small movements of your finger.

The bottom half is arranged like a piano keyboard. Each key senses pressure, vertical position, and horizontal position. Moving vertically allows you to sweep through octaves and harmonically combine them into evolving tones. Horizontal movements push the sound right and left in stereo. Touching the bottom row causes a pressure-controlled pitch bend.

The top half uses a hexagon grid to put notes that sound good together right next to each other. Every adjacent note is harmonically related: straight up is a perfect 5th, up to the right is a major 3rd, and up to the left is a minor 3rd. This means that one finger can play a chord and slide to the next chord in the song. Each hexagon also senses pressure and horizontal position like the bottom half."


Published on Mar 22, 2017 once upon a synth

"This is a tutorial on how to use the OTO Machines BAM. I go over each part of the interface and explain all the different options and settings. I'm using a Korg Volca Bass as a sound source (off screen). The BAM is a very simple unit to operate and you can access 90% of the functionality directly on the front panel. There are some hidden settings available but these aren't critical to every day use. In my opinion the interface is really well designed."

LudoWic - A Green Painted Garden (ft. Tom Broshuis)

Published on Mar 22, 2017 ludoWic music - previous posts

[Gear spotting: Trautonium, and white YuSynth DIY modulars, Ekdahl Moisturizer, Minimoog, KORS MS synths, Aka MPC 2000XL]

LudoWic - 'A Green Painted Garden' (feat. Tom Broshuis)
Stream and buy:


Track credits:

Produced by: LudoWic
Music written and performed by: Thijs Lodewijk and Tom Broshuis
Mixed by: Jos Driessen and LudoWic at Sandlane Recording Facilities
Mastered by: Ivo Severijns for Music Matters
Recorded at: Ursulinenkapel, Tilburg

Distributed and sold by: Black Screen Records / Wic Recordings

Copyright (C)(P) 2017 Wic Recordings / Black Screen Records Published by: BMG/Talpa. All rights reserved.

All rights of the producer and owner of the work reproduced reserved.
Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performances and broadcasting of this record prohibited.

Native Instruments releases FORM 1.1 Update

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Native Instruments

"March 22, 2017, Berlin – Native Instruments today released FORM 1.1, a significant update to this distinctive sample-scanning synthesizer. Free for existing users, FORM 1.1 adds a number of new performance and editing features and expands the content library significantly.

FORM is a powerful synthesizer that uses samples to create entirely new synthetic textures. It combines easy-to-use functionality and highly usable presets with creative performance features.

FORM 1.1 includes over 200 new presets and corresponding samples – taking the total to over 400. The new presets all include multiple Performance slot variations, and the NI Sound Design team has also added variations for most of the existing preset library. Many of the new presets and variations take advantage of the new features in the update. Updated, the library reinforces FORM’s versatility for all contemporary electronic styles, covering Leads, Bass, Keys, Pads, Hybrid Instruments, SFX, Soundscapes, and Sequences.

FORM 1.1 introduces a number of new features, such as ‘Center’ and ‘Width’ controls to modulate scan range, allowing even easier control of sample playback and more consistent results. A new page of motion curve presets helps create distinctive choppy-style sample edits. Manual scan control allows complete hands on control of sample-playback. Volume faders for sound variations in ‘Perform’ section avoid jarring volume jumps when swapping Performance snapshots. The ability to copy / paste parameters from one Performance slot to another makes creating new variations far easier. Compact View places key performance controls in one simple interface, ideal for live play. All parameters can now be automated, making it simple to catch inspired live tweaks. Finally, there are new controller pages for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and all versions of MASCHINE, allowing even deeper integration with Native Instruments hardware.

FORM runs in REAKTOR 6 and the free REAKTOR 6 PLAYER and is available for purchase now at the NI Online Shop for $99 / 99 € / ¥ 12,800 / £89 / AU$159.

Existing FORM, KOMPLETE 11, and KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE owners can download and install the free update using Native Access.

Additional information about FORM 1.1 is available at:"

The Adventure Zone Main Theme // Mort Garson - Déjà Vu

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Ace Waters

"It is the last week of McElroy Madness, and I saved the best for last. If you haven't been listening to The Adventure Zone, you need to get on it. Its seriously incredible. It also has a majorly dope soundtrack, with its main theme from legendary synth musician Mort Garson, and wonderful music composed by Griffin McElroy to give the story so much character. I hope you enjoy this cover, because I was smiles the whole time making it.

Guys, its the MAX FUN DRIVE. Go check it out and support amazing creators:

Go watch some McElroy entertainment, ya goofs:"

Blump In the Night

Published on Mar 21, 2017 Miles Briand

Casio Casiotone 701 - Analog Synthesizer / Keyboard (ca. 1980) Demo

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Tastronauten

Casio Casiotone 701
Copyrights Volker Hein - 2017
More information: visit

Patch: "Scassaforte 4X RK" Clavia/Nord Modualr G2X

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Default Corporation

"Playng 'sounds' by encoders on Modular G2X"

Reaktor Blocks - Gates/Triggers & Eurorack Drums

Published on Mar 22, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's the Reaktor Blocks program sequencing and modulating Eurorack drums with it's Gates and Triggers blocks."

Vintage Casio PT-7 1980's Mini Preset Synthesizer

via this auction

"Casio PT-7 mini membrane synth in excellent working condition. Very good cosmetic condition, see photos."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Vintage Analog Synth

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Synthesizer SN 220883 with Mod Grip, Belt & Gig Bag

via this auction

ROLAND JUPITER 4 Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Estradin Solaris 314 1980's

via this auction

"This is a fully functioning Soviet era analog polysynth. Sliders are a bit stiff but work fine..."

Live Jam #78 - Self playing patch / Ambient - Eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Monotrail

"I really like to make this self playing patches when I don't have a lot of time to work on a full track. They can sound great, and I always learn new things about my modular.


Stuff used:
Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad attenuator

Audio via the Mackie 1202vlz4 mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: no external effects used."

EarthQuaker Devices transmisser and space spiral synth jam session

Published on Mar 22, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

here is a story... Thing is that quite some time ago I was watching the knobs YT channel and this really quirky feature movie popped up about a company in Akron, EarthQuaker Devices.. I had seen some demos on their pedals before, but mainly for guitars, sort of discarded them because they didn't seem to fit my sound.. but this new feature video really triggered my interest and I decided to order a couple pedals.. time passed and I forgot about it. Much later I saw again a brilliant knobs demo of the new space spiral pedal and thought, what the heck.. let's save up some cash and buy that and the transmisser.. said and done.

Some months later.. I finally got them.. and O_M_G.... they are SO spaced out, anything I put through them sounds like a zombie unicorn taking a rainbow dump on the synth and sends it to a cave on Saturn (You completely get it right?). It's incredible how musical they are... I will continue messing around on other tracks, not sure where I will go next, but I don't feel they are one trick unicorns as the sonic capabilities seem to be huge.

The tune you hear is me recycling my own Volca keys movement track... using the Volca keys that passes through the reface CP before it hits the space spiral and then the transmisser.

Note, no levels and/or other stuff was tended to... I just turned the gear on and started recording, so you might hear some occasional hum and hiss.. eg. no sugar coating, exactly the same way it would sound at your place.

Note, I have the ditto looper on the floor playing a reverse piano thingy mid track.. just to add some extra harmonics. All else you hear, is the keys with some Yamaha reface CP layered from time to time.

Enjoy! :D"

Vermona DRM1-MKIII Techno + Dub Techno

Published on Mar 22, 2017 alternatingbitmusic

"Triggered by an old Korg Electribe, the Vermona is all you hear in this demo. Some drum channels are routed through different effects."

Arpeggionome Pro 1.3.0 | Now with Ableton Link

Published on Mar 22, 2017 alexandernaut

iTunes: Arpeggionome Pro | matrix arpeggiator - Alexandernaut

Roland TR09, Doepfer Dark Energy 2 & Roland JP8000

Published on Mar 22, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the TR09 drum machine and Dark Energy 2 & JP8000 synthesisers synced together.

TR09 MIDI Out to JP8000 MIDI In
TR09 Trigger Out to DE2 Gate In

No further processing except for reverb and normalisation.'

Analog Heat + Minilogue

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Kablehead

"The Elektron Analog Heat snuggles up to the Korg Minilogue."

Live Jam #18 Volca FM, Bass, Keys, Electribe 2 (Ambient/chill/synth)

Published on Mar 22, 2017 Tomas Kim

sneak-preview of the audiowerkstatt mini-midi-drum-seq - roll function

Published on Mar 22, 2017 audiowerkstatt

"This is a small preview of the audiowerkstatt mini-midi-drum-seq. Here you can see the roll function.

It's still a prototype - so details can change."

See here for previous videos.

Deep House Music Production without PC/DAW #017 with Squarps hardwaresequencer Pyramid

Published on Mar 21, 2017 Rickinger B.

"This is a deep house music production without a DAW only with the hardware sequencer Pyramid from Squarp and the internal sequencers of the Analog Rytm and Analog Four.

You can download the free audiofile at:

If you like this or my other videos, please subscribe to my channel.
And i will be happy if you give a like and leave a comment. Thanks!

Used Equipment:
Squarp Pyramid (Sequencer)
Modular System (Flanged sequence)
Nord A1R (Chords and Pads)
Moog SubPhatty (Bass)
Dreadbox murmux v2 (Lead)
Analog Four (Off Bass)
Analog Rytm (Drums)
Logic Pro X (Mixing and 2-Track Recorder)"

Patch n Tweak

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