MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Rheyne - Strymon Magneto

Published on Feb 24, 2018 Rheyne

1. "Magneto is being clocked by a Tempi, and Magneto's clock outputs 2, 3, and 4 are sent to a Morphagene's shift input, a Noise Engineering's algo input, and Ch4 of Maths which is modulating the decay of the envelope on the arpeggio. Kick is from a self-oscillating Dave Smith DSM01 filter. Sequenced with a Winter Modular Eloquencer."

2. "Some more experimenting with the Strymon​ Magneto under voltage control. The pad is from a Make Noise​ Morphagene, and both synth voices are from a DPO. Reverb is from a Strymon BigSky."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the Prophet-6 and Noir Et Blanc Vie (Stephen Fitzgerald)

You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Noir Et Blanc Vie (Stephen Fitzgerald) is a Keyboardist, Producer and Videographer from Los Angeles California. Not only accomplished in the world of music, but video as well, he runs the successful channel of the same name. He produced his first record for the band Orangeburg Masscre at just 18 years old. After attending Berklee College of Music, he moved from Boston to Los Angeles to assist at the legendary Track Record studios in North Hollywood — working with artists such as RZA and David Banner, and contributing for songs for Allen Stone. He toured with his own group, Godsons, and most recently produced tracks on The Self Help Book from the artist Kwesy Mojo. He has also created content for Synth with Pedalboards and The Beginners Guide to Eurorack. Noir Et Blanc Vie is a passionate keyboardist who believes it’s never too late to find a love for learning music. We chatted with him about how he’s using the Prophet-6 and Tempest."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

P.S. Don't miss Noir Et Blanc Vie's Star Trek themed REV2 review here.

Tara Bush's Vintage Williamsville Moog Minimoog Model D For Sale

via this auction. She also has a minty TB-303 listed here.

"Lovely Minimoog Model D, Williamsville era. I'm not 100% sure of the year, I was told around 1977 or 78 judging by the serial number (8538). It was just tuned & serviced a few weeks ago by the awesome synth tech Nick Montoya of Moog Music. It is fully and beautifully functional; he also replaced the mod wheels.

A few cosmetic snags for the sake of transparency - The power cord is frayed at the top, and the back plastic panel is ever so slightly lifted by the headphone jack. There are a few slight dings around the body. Sounds absolutely beastly & perfect though. No crackly pots.

Please message me with any questions. I adore this synth and loathe to sell, but I don't use it enough to justify keeping it as I now have another Model D and a Voyager (I know, very different but still.). I very much want this synth to go to a loving home that will appreciate it and use it.

I used this Model D on I Speak Machine's "Zombies 1985" release ( the songs "Shame", "Blood From a Stone" and "Demon Days"). Search Spotify, you'll find them. - Tara"

BUCHLA EASEL V by Arturia - Let's Surf Some Patches

Published on Feb 26, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Unboxing the Last Anyware Instruments Minisizer Ever Made!

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Synthead

Freq63 - And all the universe around us

Published on Feb 26, 2018 batchas

BugBrand modular.

Bob Moog Foundation Raffle for a Minimoog Signed by Rick Wakeman

via The Bob Moog Foundation, where you can enter.

"It's that time of year again! Our 2018 raffle for a pristine vintage Minimoog synthesizer launched today. This gorgeous synth, serial number 6360, stands on its own merits. Not only does it have an undeniable sonic legacy, but it has been expertly restored and is in excellent physical and technical condition. It's a gorgeous instrument inside and out.

YES, there's more! This year's Minimoog has been inscribed and signed by none other than prog rock god Rick Wakeman, who helped define the use of the Minimoog in live performance in the 1970s with his incredible, jaw-dropping solos. His inscription reads, "Thanks Dr. Bob for sharing your genius. You'll never be forgotten." (sniff!)"

Synth Jam 61: GeoShred (iPad), Moog Sub 37, Nord Stage 2EX & DSI Tetra

Published on Feb 24, 2018 Marcus Padrini

"Idea created originally with Korg Gadget for iOS, now in a hardware version with different analog and digital synths.

Nord Stage 2EX: Mellotron Strings
GeoShred (iPad): Lead 1
Moog Sub 37: Lead 2
DSI Tetra: Synth Bass
Korg Radias: E.Piano
Roland MC808: Drums & MIDI Sequence"

Intro To Synthesis Part 4: Exploring Attack, Decay, Sustain & Release

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Reverb

"Justin DeLay shows us how to use envelope attacks, decay, sustain, and release in the fourth installment of our Intro to Synthesis series. Even Justin has had questions about how these functionalities work in conjunction with playing techniques, and he's here to break it down for us.

Read More on Reverb"

All parts here.

How to Build a Modular Synth ft. Baseck | Stoned Mode

Published on Feb 24, 2018 Super Deluxe

"Watch this electronic musician build his own modular synth.
Thanks to Baseck"

Korg Monologue & Volca Keys minimal live jam by DreamsOfWires

Published on Feb 26, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Korg Monologue & Volca Keys live jam. Nothing serious, just a simple, improvised, minimal performance/recording, just to see how they play together and try the sync function (Volca sync out to Monologue sync in). I like polyrhythmic patters in sequences too.

Recorded into AUM with EOS2 reverb (iPad) via iConnectAUDIO4 audio interface.

Video footage is the first part of a series depicting my trip around America (2017). This part features Seattle. Filmed using an iPhone SE and Sony RX100 MkIV. Instrument footage was filmed with a LUMIX GX7.

If you'd like to help support this channel, please check out the following:
My music is available here:
Updates/News about all my musical/creative activity here:"

Much more than a drone!

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Wein Glas

"The Soma Lyra 8 may be the perfect drone synthesizer. But with a little help from the Mooer Ocean Machine and the Boss SL-20 Slicer it is much more than this."

011//Before Sunrise - a Moog Mother 32 self-generating track

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A moody, melodic, self-generating patch on a Mother 32 sent through an Eventide Space modechoverb reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on banddelay setting. The only other processing applied is a slight cut of the higher frequencies with an EQ in Ableton, to tame some of the filter resonance.

I created this patch with the thought 'can you get the Mother 32 to pan left and right without other gear?'. The answer is, you can, using the VC Mix feature! Switch the VCA to 'On' and the volume to full, patch the VCF output to the Mix 1 input, and then patch the VCA output and VC Mix output to the stereo inputs of your pedal. Patching the LFO triangle output to the VCA CV input and the VC Mix Ctrl input will make the LFO fade the Mother 32 between the 2 outputs.

I also used Veils to attenuate the signal coming out of the Mother 32 so that it wouldn't be too hot for the Eventide pedals.

The patch is semi-random; I created the sequence, but everything else is left to the whims of the modulation. The name comes from the resonance of the filter - I thought it sounded a bit like birdsong, as if dawn is about to break.

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:"

Testing new midi converter for Aelita.

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Alexey Taber

"new midi control for Aelita : note, pitch bend, midi cc -sustain VCF,midi cc -sustain VCA"

LPZW.modules Schleußig

Published on Feb 26, 2018 k101011 k

"the HOLD setting demo"

Linnstrument Meets

Published on Feb 25, 2018 Mark Vasoll

"This is my first explorations of Roger Linn's Linnstrument used in conjunction with my modular synthesizer from Two Rogers? Can't go wrong!"

Introducing ES01 Rack Extension Based on the Yamaha CS-01

Published on Feb 16, 2018 Ekssperimental Sounds Studio

"The ES01 is a faithful recreation of a beloved analog classic. While the hardware which the ES01 is based on was originally marketed as an entry-level synth, it is still a popular tool of many professional artists for its ease of use in getting great sounds, particularly leads and bass lines.

The ES01 is not a 1:1 emulation - it also has additional features like Sub Oscillator, Unison and last but not least, Polyphony. The Touch Data Programmer with its Global Settings and modulation matrix together with the CV connectivity of the Reason Rack gives ES01 massive tweaking possibilities. This all makes the ES01 unique and quite capable of producing many classic analog synth sounds like fat basses, vibrant pads, synthetic arpeggios and leads that cut through the mix.

Ekssperience the sound of the past with the possibilities of the future with the ES01 Analog Synthesizer."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line

via this auction

"This one is in exceptional cosmetic condition and is working 100%. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! The tact switches are still nice and firm and do not feel like they were used much."

Oberheim OB-Xa Demo (HQ)

Published on Feb 13, 2018 Jaak Jensen

This one is currently listed on Reverb. You'll find pics below.

"The OB-Xa is a massive analog synthesizer with digital control, allowing for highly sophisticated and complex sounds while still maintaining an analog signal path. It has been fully restored and is currently for sale. It includes a very well padded and durable flight case that is in exceptional condition. See the video above for the condition of the unit and to get a taste of how it sounds.

0:00 - Intro
1:18 - A demonstration of the patches currently stored in memory
2:31 - Dual sawtooth patch with subtle portamento and filtering
3:02 - Dual square wave patch for an ambient pad
4:05 - Electric piano/rhodes/wurlitzer sound
4:40 - Wood block percussion sounds
4:54 - Mellotron-like synth pad
5:31 - VERY huge and gritty-sounding unison patch with pitch bending
5:58 - White noise demonstration and filtering
6:30 - Sparkly-sounding synth piano
7:02 - Dual sawtooth sound demonstrating the snappiness of the envelopes

We are hoping to sell this locally to someone in Minnesota but are open to offers outside the state if the offer seems legitimate and reasonable. If you would like to purchase this unit, please contact us at the following email addresses: and

We are currently seeking offers in the $4950-$5950 range.

This particular one has 8 voices which can be split, layered and stored. They all featured patch memories in varying degrees. This one has 4 banks of 8 for a total of 32 patches. All models of OB-Xa featured the new Curtis chips which offered great stability for an analog synth and they are attributed to its great filters and sounds.

The OB-X was very similar to the OB-Xa except that its voices could not be split or layered and, more significantly, the OB-X had a lowpass-only discrete SEM 12dB/oct state variable filter, which had a great and classic Oberheim sound. The OB-Xa changed that in an attempt to economize manufacturing and increase stability by switching to CEM3320 Curtis chips for its filters. The Xa offered two switchable filter modes: 12 dB/oct (2-pole) or 24 dB/oct (4-pole). When compared with the OB-X, people will often say that the OB-Xa is capable of nastier, grittier, more powerful, and immediate sounds.

Splitting the keyboard mode separates the OB-Xa into two 4-voice synths with two available patches. The Layer mode plays the two patches simultaneously. There are also some added effect sources, perfect for any analog polysynth, including portamento, unison, sample & hold, chord memory and three LFO's!"

via this auction

Roland JX-8P

via this auction

Vintage Analog Soviet Russian Synthesizer "Manual" 1982

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer SN 6750 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This is one very CLEAN Pro-One!! Just serviced and ready to go! Every feature works great."

SSF ENTITY Percussion Synthesizer

SSF ENTITY Percussion Synthesizer from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.
SSF Eurorack Module

Roland Boutique JX-03

Published on Feb 26, 2018 SyntheticMachines

"This is a 5 part demo with the Roland Boutique JX-03. As always multitrack recording + fx.

Intro : JX-03 + Alesis HR-16
Part 1 : JX-03 + VR-08 PlugIn
Part 2 : JX-03 + Korg Volca Sample (BD, SD + additional HH)
Part 3 : JX-03 + EMW T-Drum Eurorack Module + later the Epic Toms from Loops de la creme
Part 4 : JX-03 + MFB Tanzbär Lite
Part 5 : only the JX-03"

4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler (STS) Tutorials

Published on Feb 23, 2018 once upon a synth

"Tutorial and overview of the 4MS STS Stereo Triggered Sampler eurorack module. This is a stereo sampler which can also behave like two independent mono samplers. You can sample in stereo or load files via an included micro SD card. It has volt per octave pitch control as well as CV control over start, length and sample. It's a great little sampler with just the right amount of features. In this first part I go over the basics and show you some patch examples. In a future video we'll go over the sampling and recording bits so stay tuned!"

Waldorf Blofeld demo / microtracks

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Panu Savolainen

"As an long time Waldorf user (since 90's) I thought to make demo of Waldorf Blofeld (keyboard). It's not one-shot patch demo. It's bunch of multitracked microtracks. So you probably find better demos for individual sounds. I wasn't going to do one-track demo but short tracks mixed so well together, so it came 24 minute ambient-type song.

Every short song are played straight to the audio. No MIDI, sequencing, arpeggiators or metronome used. Everything is coming from Blofeld. Not sure but sounds should be factory patches which I edited a bit and used realtime controllers like aftertouch and modwheel + knobs for filters, envelopes and effects. I used only patches which imo sounded good or was inspirational."

Blipblox Studio Sessions2

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Blipblox Explorer Channel

"Here we have recorded the Blipblox with much higher quality audio compared to our earlier videos. Enjoy!"

Haken Continuum in depth review, and what is the Matrix...?

Published on Feb 26, 2018 loopop

"The Haken Continuum Fingerboard is a combination of an extremely sensitive surface and and powerful and complex synthesizer, tailor made to take advance of its expressive sensors. The Continuum has been refined over the past few decades by Lippold Haken, and includes an on-board synthesizer called the EaganMatrix - created by musician and sound designer Edmund Eagan.

This review goes in depth into why the Continuum stands out as a unique instrument and the various ways it can be played. I also explain in detail how its internal synth is designed around using the surface gestures to impact sound design.

The EaganMatrix contains synthesis engines far beyond traditional subtractive and FM synths, and also includes various physical modeling and additive capabilities. Presets using those various engines are shown."

KiNK Session : Modor NF-1 (part 1)

Published on Feb 26, 2018 kink303

"a very basic and honest demo with NF-1. I`m playing a chord from the midi keyboard above and then processing the pitch and the timbre with the controls of the synth. No additional processing involved, the sound is recorded in my DAW directly from NF-1`s output."

LIVE Miami Vice style old school 80s + Tutorial

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Espen Kraft

"I wanted to make something in the ballpark of Jan Hammers more slow , dark, beautiful and melancholic themes from the show.

I came up with this track called "Sheeba", and I rely heavily on digital synths and samplers from the mid 80s. Some analogs too!

The chords and sections that make up the track is explained in detail after the performance of the track so don't turn it off too soon!

The performance is held together by Roland MC50 sequencer that plays the Emax II Liquid Stack guitars while I play other parts. Half of the track is me playing the Emax live.

Bass is off the Roland S-10 sampler played live as is the Korg DW-8000s fairlight pad/strings.

The Yamaha TX802 is also played live over MIDI on the MiniNova.

Additional pads/strings and Fairlight flute is from the Roland Juno 2 and the Yamaha DX7, sequenced.

The simple but effective drums comes off the Akai S1000.

Strymon BlueSky and TC flashback handles reverb and delays.

Everything is going into a couple of Yamaha 01W digital mixers (a Behringer analog mixer does some of the synths) and piped optically into the Audient ID14 soundcard and into the DAW for recording.

Listen to more of my music on:"

Grooves on DIY synth Tokarev Protosynth V1LP sequencer

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Konstantin T

"Making some music and testing stuff on the Protosynth V1LP running the standalone step sequencer with additional MIDI control from the windows remote controller application."

Roland Juno 60 and other Analog Gear Live Jam

Published on Feb 25, 2018 Joey

"Tried to film a little live jam video. Obviously there were some things I recorded I didn't film like some of the synth lead parts and vocal samples. First time trying this, not the best but hopefully can post more in the future.

Instruments used:

Roland Juno 60 - Chords and Arpeggiator
Gibson SG - Guitar
Moog Mother 32 (controlled w Korg Minilogue) - Bass
Dave Smith Tempest - Drums
Access Virus C - Lead Synths
Korg Monopoly - Lead Synths
Teenage Engineering OP-1 - Vocal Samples
Strymon Bigsky - Reverb

Recorded straight into Logic through an Apogee Duet."

Arturia MatrixBrute Patches

Published on Feb 25, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is an exploration of the sound, construction, and application of some of the patches in a soundbank Marc Doty made for the Arturia MatrixBrute."

Patch n Tweak

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