MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Testing the La Trobe Serge

Published on Feb 10, 2018 otherunicorn

"Testing the La Trobe Serge. More work is required. Quite a few of the chips appear to have during its earlier life or extended sleep in a box in a shed. Yes, there are a lot of painful notes in this. I wasn't trying to be musical."

Roland Juno 106 + MKS 7 Soundtrack for Apollo 16

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"I've been restricting myself to a limited setup to help me focus. It's a nice challenge. This track uses only two pieces of gear; the Roland Juno 106 and the Roland MKS-8. The drums are the TR-707 sounds within the MKS7. Layering the Juno and the MKS gives some really nice fat vintage analog tone. Hope you enjoy. I think the video footage is public domain from NASA. Apollo 16 mission."

Studiologic Sledge limited edition Black

via this auction

Moog Multimoog Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Jamuary2018 Videos by Synth & Sundry

Published on Jan 3, 2018 Synth & Sundry

NAMM 2018: Strymon Magneto [Episode 36]

Published on Feb 10, 2018 CatSynth TV

"A look at the new Strymon Magneto Eurorack module at NAMM 2018. TL;DR - we want one!

From Strymon's webiste
"To capture the full experience and complexity of a vintage tape echo machine, every last tape system attribute was relentlessly studied and faithfully recreated. From the sought-after natural saturation and soft clipping of magnetic tape when driven hard, to hands-on real-time controls for tape age, tape crinkle, and mechanical wow and flutter, Magneto delivers a rich multi-head delay experience that adds life and vibe to your sound."

(Sound input from a Moog Mother 32)

For more NAMM 2018 coverage, please subscribe to our channel and visit"

Rare Dreadbox Murmux V2 Limited Edition

via this auction

"Extremely rare one of 50 manufactured. Mint condition with original box. With US power supply, can be used with power supply for your county.

Full Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
Extremely Limited Edition to 50 pieces.
Hand-soldered, Handcrafted , Through Hole Components
Handmade piece-of-art Wooden Enclosure (by Black Science)
Designed for aggressive sounds but not limited to these.
50x eurorack patchpoints for an ultimate modular experience
3x standard VCOs + 1x Sub Oscillator
1x hyper VCO (consisted of 6 sawtooth vcos)
White Noise Generator
The classic 4-pole Murmux VCF improved with 1V/oct tracking.
High Pass and Low Pass or Notch function
3x Envelope Generators (2x ADSR and 1x AD)
3x LFOs (one of which is voltage controlled)
2x VCA (one patchable)
OTA Drive circuit
Hybrid Voltage Controlled Delay
Sample and Hold circuit
2x Passive Attenuators
2x 2 in 1 or 1x 4 in 1 Mixer
Audio Inputs and Outputs in various stages"

Analogue Solutions Fusebox

via this auction

Korg DW8000 Vintage Hybrid Digital Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC Algebra Eurorack VCA Kit Build

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"Build video for a Algebra 8 channel voltage controlled amplifier by Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC.

Video covers all the steps of the build and shows the easiest order to do all the steps."

via Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

Roland JX-3P (Juno 106) SUPER CHORUS Effects Xenyx 2442FX Behringer Mixer

Published on Feb 10, 2018 DKDiveDude

"About a month ago I got a vintage Roland JX-3P locally for only $250. Middle C key did not work, sequencer tempo slider was broken off, and seller claimed sequencer did not work. I took it apart and fixed the broken key. Sequencer worked fine when putting switch in back to MIDI.

Anyways I LOVE the sound of this thing. It sounds, to my ears, exactly like a Juno 106, except the JX-3P is BETTER as it have two DCO's (Digitally Controlled Oscillators) per voice.

Here I paired it up with the built-in effects of my Behringer Xenyx 2442FX mixer. It has 100 built-in effects, of which many are VERY good with the JX-3P / Juno, one delay effect is like a SUPER CHARGED CHORUS! Others are reverb, flanger, phaser, and regular chorus."


Published on Feb 10, 2018 synths colors

Ethan's Theme OB6

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Desktop Unboxing Pics

Just a few unboxing pics of my brand new DSI OB-6 Desktop! :) I decided to sell my OB-Xa after getting it restored by Synthchaser. I needed the space, and I figured it was time for it to go to someone who would enjoy it fresh and new. That, and I wanted the extra features of the OB-6 with the reliability of a new synth. I am curious how the SEM based design will sound compared to my OB-Xa. The OB-1 and OB-X were based on the discrete analog design of the original SEM, while the OB-Xa moved towards a Curtis IC chip based design. From what I've heard online, I am sure the OB-6 will satisfy my needs for that overall Oberheim character, yet add its own distinct character as does each OB synth.   I just opened the box and took these pics, so I haven't had a chance to play it yet.  That said, I will say physically it feels like an Oberheim - the knobs, the look of it of course, the weight (this thing is solid), and surprisingly the wood side panels down to the type of screws used on it.  My OB-Xa, OB-SX and Matrix-12 all had the same exact type of screws.  I know it's a minor detail to most, but having been an owner of Oberheim's classic poly analogs it is a detail much appreciated.  I cannot wait to dig into this synth! I've been thinking about picking one up since it was released. I haven't been this giddy about a new synth in a long time. :)

Prophet Rev 2 Videos by Uriel Ortega

Published on Feb 9, 2018 Uriel Ortega

Prophet Rev 2+ Strymon Shimmer Pads
Prophet Rev 2 Live Patches Part 2
Rev 2 "In The River Jesus Culture Patches"
Prophet Rev 2 + Strymon Trinity

Canon EOS M Magic Lantern Raw - refx Nexus² music demo by Synth & Sundry

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Quick jam demonstrating sounds from reFX Nexus 2 VST with the Hollywood Synth Edition expansion pack in Ableton Live. Using the Alesis Q61 keyboard with a Korg Nanokontrol.

The video was shot using Magic Lantern installed on a Canon EOS M. I shot 12-bit lossless raw in crop mode, mostly at 1792x1030 resolution. Lens: Canon EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3
MLV files were transcoded in MLVApp. Colour corrected on Davinci Resolve and warp stabilised in Adobe Premiere."

New TEM mini Desktop Synthesizer by Martin

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Jan Zatloukal

TEM mini Sound Patches
TEM mini vs DSI Mopho & Arturia MicroBrute
TEM mini Jam Session

"TEM mini is great synth inspired vy Minimoog. It's made by experienced synth-maker in Czech republic.

● Monophonic analog synthesizer
● 2 oscillators (wave, triangle, saw, square, pulse)
● Both oscillators with 5 octave range
● Oscillators mixer
● Sub octave for OSC 1, two sub octaves for OSC 2
● Pin noise generator
● MOOG style low-pass filter (24dB)
● High-pass filter
● ADSR envelope for filter and amplifier
● LFO (wave, triangle, square, random)
● LFO for oscillators pitch, filter and amplifier
● MIDI input
● Stereo output - 2× jack 6,3 TS
● Made in Czech Republic
● Available version with 100 presets memory
● Price: 635 EUR (no memory) / 830 EUR (with memory)

If you are interested with this great synth, contact Martin:, we can send it worldwide."

Saturday Synths - Organelle, Digitakt, Mother 32, Make Noise DPO , Mysteron Morphagene

Published on Feb 10, 2018 junklight

"I was playing with a gorgeous new patch for the organelle [featured here] and it turned into this........"

Dreadbox Abyss plus Vermona Perfourmer MKlI Synth Sketch One

Published on Feb 9, 2018 oscDrift

"My debut video sketch pairing the Vermona Perfourmer MKll with the Dreadbox Abyss. Enjoy the 'Drift'."

Cosmic Rockers - Tonight, Tonite

Published on Feb 9, 2018 csmcrckrs

"The Technology:
Roland Juno 60, Roland JX-3P, Fender Stratocaster (Jp), Rocktron Banshee

Kingdom Hearts Kairi's Theme (Synth Remix)

Published on Feb 10, 2018 RemixSample

"This is my take on the Kingdom Hearts Kairi's Theme.

Korg Volca FM is playing the lead, a Rhodes style patch.
Moog Mother 32 is playing some subtle synth lead. I used Dexed for some additional FM chords and Omnisphere for strings. Effects used: Valhalla Shimmer, Soundtoys Crystallizer & Echoboy."

Roland System 100 (101 + 102 + 104) SN 440237

via this auction

Studio-Electronics ATC-1 with Minimoog & S.E.M. Filters SN 1311

via this auction

Kawai K3 DIGITAL WAVE MEMORY SYNTHESIZER w/ Analog Filters SN 109270

via this auction

Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12 SN 9017

via this auction

Patch of the day #2 - Eurorack Modularsystem

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Rickinger B.

"Here comes my second patch of the day. For some chordaction i am playing the JX-03 live. I hope you'll like it."

Critter & Guitari Organelle + Boss Dr550 (Techno Jam)

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Delta Aquari

"Got my Organelle today and I am super surprised with it, even though I wish it would be a bit bigger. As there is already a lot of 'ambient' stuff out there I decided to record a quick techno improvisation with my DR550. So far I can say that the Organelle is super intuitive and a welcome relief to my more complex modular stuff. Definitely a booster for creativity !"

Moog DFAM: Morphing thru the Presets

Published on Feb 10, 2018 HardtekStudios

"In my first properly recorded DFAM video, I wanted to demonstrate the extremely wide range of sounds & patterns that you can get from it. I start with an initialized setting for synth & sequencer. Then I add a preset overlay on top of it and slowly tweak to that sound. Then I make some extra tweaks before I exchange it to the next preset overly. I do this three times before I just jam on it without any direction. Toward the end I use the LFO from the Mother-32 to modulate some stuff. The Moog Drummer From Another Mother is not just a drum synth, but a unique instrument for creating rhythmic and modulating patterns, textures & yes even bleeps & bloops."

Volca jam for February 10th, 2018

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Slenterende Beer

"Saturday afternoon jam. :)

Korg Volca Sample + Retrokits RK-002 + Korg Monotron Delay
Korg Volca Bass + Zoom MS-50G
Korg Volca FM + Zoom MS-70CDR (bypass)
Korg Volca Keys + GFI System Specular Reverb V2
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Arturia Keystep
Miditech MIDI Thru/Filter
Retrokits RK-004
Behringer XENYX QX1002USB

Volca FM patch by Oscillator Sink"

DL - n672 (minimal / deep techno / Octatrack / Analog Four)

Published on Feb 10, 2018 DL Live

Dave Smith Instruments Evolver: Presets + Overview

Published on Oct 7, 2017 Benn and Gear

"Let's play around with one of my favorite synthesizers. Its unique design, sequencers, and patch capability make it a true gem, even 15 years after its conception."

How Additive Synthesis Works

Published on Oct 14, 2017 Benn and Gear

"Let's clone an instrument's timbre using nothing but sine waves and mathematics on our first plunge into the deep, powerful world of additive synthesis.

Aforementioned Reaktor Additive Synth:"

And one more on FM synthesis. I didn't see the one he refers to for subtractive synthesis.

FM Synthesis: How does it work?

Published on Sep 29, 2017 Benn and Gear

"Today is the first of hopefully many guides explaining, from the ground up, how a type of synthesis, technique, or effect works. Feel free to play along with me for free using Dexed!"

Exploring Arturia's Massive "V 6" Collection

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Benn and Gear

"I promised myself I'd make this video under 30 minutes long. I failed. If you have a stick, don't shake it at Arturia's V Collection, because there's too many synths."

Ins And Outs: Is The Moog Mother 32 Worth Buying?

Published on Sep 7, 2017 Benn and Gear

"Today we take an extended (and 18 month late) look at the pros and cons of Moog's modestly priced Mother 32 semi-modular synthesizer, and try to help you figure out if it's a good launch pad for a journey into modular synthesis.

or...Shut up and take me to the sounds! - 12:30"

Tasty Chips GR-1 Maxime Dangles Demo

Published on Feb 10, 2018 Tasty Chips

"Demonstration of part of the sound pack made by Maxime Dangles."

Behringer Neutron Testing

Published on Feb 10, 2018 DivKidVideo

1. Behringer Neutron Testing - Feature Jam
"Here's my first video of seven (to kick things off, more to come) with the Behringer Neutron. This is a little feature jam with the Korg SQ-1 sequencing the pitch and gate and a few eurorack modular drums mixed in for good measure."

2. Behringer Neutron Testing - Paraphonic VCO & Filter Workout
Here I have a Korg SQ-1 sending a 4 note sequence to the first Curtis CEM 3340 VCO and a 3 note sequence to the second VCO. This gives us some overlapping polymeric (not polymeter, that's conversation for another day) patterns. The VCOs sound great playing overlapping patterns then mixing through paraphonically into the filter/VCA/drive/delay.

3. Behringer Neutron Testing - Synth Drone
Here's a synth drone for the third video of seven from my time testing the Behringer Neutron. There's the BBD Delay, lots of modulation from the LFO and sample and hold as well as the two ADSR envelopes.

4. Behringer Neutron Testing - BBD Delay Workout
PLEASE NOTE - the final version has two BBD chips and a longer delay with less noise until much longer delay times. I'll have that unit coming soon to make more fulsome content.

In this patch from my time testing the prototype Neutron unit from Behringer I'm playing around with the BBD delay chips. The delay can be used completely standalone with input and output and also a CV input for the delay rate (it will with modulation make a great chorus). In the default signal path it comes at the end of the signal path after the overdrive.

5. Behringer Neutron Testing - Acid Patch
Here's an acid style patch with the Behringer Neutron. You can hear the filters snarl and raw character as well as the richness of the oscillators coming through. There's the output overdrive and BBD delay in play at points too.

6. Behringer Neutron Testing - Cosmic Synth FX
While these little teaser videos for the Behringer Neutron are coming to and end (one more video, the seventh uploaded this weekend) here's some Cosmic Synth FX making use of the patchbay and on board delay to create some more abstract and experimental drones and noises. Perfect "sample fodder" to record and cut up for more "conventional" uses as percussion or little noise and FX hits.

7. Behringer Neutron Testing - Sync, Drive & Character
With the sync mode between the oscillators you can get all sorts of overbowing, guitar feedback, plucked string like twang extra harmonics into the core sound on the Neutron before going through the filtering, drive, VCA and delay. So this video is just that, testing out the sync between two oscillators and playing around. It's also the last video in the 7 I made for test patches.

KORG DW-8000 | 64 Vintage Custom Presets

Published on Feb 10, 2018 chronosproject

See this post for details and the first demo video.

Roland MC8 vs Arp Axxe - ODD RHYTHMS - Ralph Dyck

Published on Feb 10, 2018 peahix

"I recently had my Roland MC8 Microcomposer repaired by Synthchaser (, and in order to give it a good test, I fired up the old data file of ODD RHYTHMS (previously seen here: [posted here]), and this time I hooked it up to an Arp Axxe, which provides all the different sounds you hear in this version (via multitracking each monophonic part). There's no EQ or any other effects applied- just pure Arp!"

Behringer Model D Review by Darth Vader

Published on Feb 9, 2018 Pure Ambient Drone

"Behringer D review by Darth Vader or is it? Hmm? Well watch as Vader demos the Behringer Model D by playing a small number for the camera. All in good Star Wars fun folks!"

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