MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 - Resonance

Published on May 10, 2018 The Great Filter

"Getting back to doing videos! Here's an unprocessed / unedited idea. Now I have some more time after my graduate coursework.

This is not a Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 resonance test video! lol!!

Here I used a Digitakt (Bass Drums and Snares coming in halfway through the video + sequencing Monotribe), a Monotribe (Bass Drums, High Hat, Snares, and Noise), an Ms-20 Mini (Bass), and a Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2."

Gentle Machines - 1xx presets for u-he's Bazille

Published on May 9, 2018 TheBlort

Gentle Machines is a set of 129 presets for u-he's Bazille
(use the code CA6LE5 at checkout for your 40% discount good thru May 19, 2018)

"Of all the modular synth out there, Bazille had always scared me the most.

After working this set for the better part of 4 months, I can safely say that Bazille is now one of my favorite synths of all time.

There are simply faster ways of doing more complex things on Bazille than on any non-modular and most modular synths that I've worked with.

Its a complete joy.

With Bazille's nearly limitless modulation possibilities and my propensity for creating rhythmic type patches...well... I was right at home once I got past the 'fear of wires'

as I am writing this, I am not entirely sure just how many patches will be included in the final package, but it will likely be upward of 120.

Most of them make use of the Modulation Wheel. A few make use of velocity and some have channel pressure modulations enabled...but all of them have some sort of built in 'movement' to them.

I hope you enjoy 'gentle machines' as much as I enjoyed creating these 80's sci-fi influenced sounds!"

DSI Pro2 Ambient Patch from scratch

Published on May 10, 2018 Tarek Mansur

"Hi guys!

I wanted to make something from scratch for you here.
Not a tutorial but still the way I work.
I used the DSI Pro 2 and some pedals like Big Sky, Polara and Zoom MS70.


KORG MEX-8000 bank B - a few demos

Published on May 10, 2018 SynthMania

"A few demos from the second bank of patches on the Korg MEX-8000 expansion (1986)"

Bank A demo posted here.

SwissSynthMeeting / Synthesizer Treffen Schweiz Jam Sessions

Published on May 8, 2018 SwissSynthMeeting

Three Videos of the Swiss Synthesizer Meeting/Jamsession in April 2018 at the Salle du Petrole/Treycovagnes.

See for pics, mp3s, and the member list.

Also see Synthesizer Treffen Collective Improvisation for another perspective.

Moog Sub Phatty Demo by Uriel Ortega

Published on May 10, 2018 Uriel Ortega

"I finally got my first moog, I am in love with how awesome this synth really is. It's fat, it's built like a tank and the tone can be gritty, dirty, and also warm and soft when needed. Check this thing out"

Orange & Black ARP 2600 Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ Model 3620 Keyboard SN 0846

via this auction

"Rare Arp 2601 Synthesizer. It's time for it to be used to create music again! For many years, it was stored in a spare bedroom closet, and for years, I was going to have it restored and brought up to spec, but alas..., I ran out of time and interest... I did plug it in and turn it on... and all three oscillators generated tone, and they seemed fairly steady (no severe audible drift when tuned to A440 while on). However, I did not go through and test all of the functions and/or all the other modules.

You can see that there were some professional modifications added/done on this one (see pics). It may have been done by Phil Ciricco, the synth wizard at CMS. The quality workmanship of the switches/pots installed is evident, although I can't say for certain:

3620 KYBD- 2 switches added on right side of controls. Function? Not sure.
VCF Potentiometer- Perhaps variable KYBD voltage control? Not sure.
ADSR- A switch installed and Sustain and Release output jacks? Not sure.
The buyer of this unit will need to invest some time and money in testing, calibration, and possibly some repairs, however the Arp 2601's are rare and well worth the investment. All the switches, knobs are complete and the tolex has no major tears or holes. Some of the slide potentiometers are a little sticky- none are frozen, but they will need to be professionally cleaned and lubed. This unit looks excellent for being almost 40 years old- as if it lived in a recording studio most of it's life!"

E-Mu Morpheus Z-Plane Synthesizer SN 19301127 + RAM Card

via this auction

"This is the E-mu Morpheus with the optional 'Morpheus Expanded Model #9200' data card (this card alone, when even available, sells on eBay for $125-150).

This is the synthesizer from e-mu with the z-plane morphing filters everyone desires.
It is in excellent condition - I am the original owner - it has been in the rack in my smoke-free studio since purchase. In spite of being rack-mounted all this time, please notice that the rack ears are in almost pristine condition (see pictures).

The Morpheus has its claim to fame with the ability to "morph" sounds creating unique, evolving and intricate sounds with superb digital clarity. The Morpheus uses Z-Plane synthesis and filters. These are 14-pole filters that model and interpolate resonant sound characteristics. In other words, you can morph between different sounds and vary the balance of the morph between these sounds. Go from analog drones that fade into high strings, for example."

ROLAND JUPITER-6 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Elektron Digitone Jam - "Jubilard"

Published on May 10, 2018 Stochastic Design

"A song made entirely with the Elektron Digitone. All drums are generated by FM synthesis on a single track, and the use of parameter voice locks allows switching between sounds on the fly to let kick, snare and hi-hat just take up one of the four tracks.

Delay effects and slow beat synched LFO modulations are used to make transitions between patterns flow, and sometimes cause interesting effects when sounds are changed! Also, certain sounds are filtered differently between patterns as they may move to the background for a specific part of the song."

Behringer Model D & Elektron Analog Keys

Published on May 10, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"Using all four tracks of the Elektron Analog Keys and the Behringer Model D."

GRP R-24 Sequencer Videos by AudioCentralMagazine

Published on May 10, 2018 AudioCentralMagazine


1. Grp R 24 Sequencer w 2 9 Row Pot Lock
Grp R-24 Step Sequencer w. Rev 2.9 can protect step values with locking mode for Row A, B and C. With Pot Lock, you can avoid accidental pitch variations during playback. Pot Locking can be set on the fly with SHIFT+ASSIGN. No musical efforts on this video.
2. Grp R 24 Sequencer w V Hz Rev 2 9
Grp R-24 Step Sequencer w. Rev 2.9 can drive old synthesizers from Korg and Yamaha following V/Hz standard. You can choose this format indipendently on each Row A, B and C. You can choose Gate normal (V/Oct) or reversed (V/Hz) as you like on each row.
3. Grp R24 Seq Rev 2 9 Separate Advance Mode
Grp R-24 Step Sequencer w. Rev 2.9 has indipendent Advance Mode for each Row A, B or C. You can choose every advance mode but Alternate in separate fashion on every row. Selection is active in realtime during playback and stop, no difference. No musical efforts on this video.
4. Grp R24 V2 9 Multiple End Step
Grp R-24 Sequencer w. Rev 2.9 can enable TWO End Step on each Sequence, allowing travel between "initial and final" end step on the fly. No music efforts on this video.

Sequential Prophet-X Demo 2 by Two Quiet Suns

"This demo is a bit rougher than the first. Culled from patch creation sessions you will notice some distortion and clicks/pops. I felt the sounds were interesting enough to record warts and all."

You can find the first demo here.

DSI Prophet Rev2 (Presets Part 2)

Published on May 10, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Going through the preset sounds & sequences on the Rev2 synthesiser (8 voice).

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Part 1 here.

The Original ARP 2500 Build Invoice for Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Check that out.

See KORG microKAST Ep#21 A KORG Odyssey for additional details.

Note the invoice includes instructions on how it is to be built and there is no price. I'm guessing this was the internal build invoice for construction of the ARP 2500 and not the billing invoice to Columbia Pictures.

Amazing bit of synth history.

Apparently the system resides at Cantos. See this post for a video of the scenes that featured the ARP 2500.

You can find posts mentioning Close Encounters of the Third Kind here. Kind of a "one degree of separation" run of posts in the archives. :)

Update: See this post for an interview on the 2500 w/ Alan R Pearlman.

Superbooth 2018 - Industrial Music Electronics Piston Honda mk3 & Single Andore Prototype

Published on May 10, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's the Industrial Music Electronics anti techno machine, screaming preecher drones, power electronics and Stranger Things killing 2 voice single row eurorack system. We go through the Piston Honda mk3 as well the new Single Andore prototype as well as mentioning the Stillson Hammer and Hertz Donut.

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by"

Depuratumba - Digitakt Ambient Breakbeat (day 2)

Published on May 10, 2018 Guido Flichman

"more sample fishing this time...
again, Digitakt-only"


via this auction

I'm hearing there was a max of 1000 units of the RITM-2. The Polivoks, Altair, and Estradin had more.

Custom White YAMAHA CS-30L

via this auction

"It's a weird and wonderful machine used by many electronic pioneers over the years. Semi modular and has interesting routing on board which makes this machine sound out of this world. Also has an external in so you can also run external kit through the filters! It can be fierce or nice and gentle!"

Viscount OBERHEIM OB-12 Virtual Analog Synth

via this auction

Vintage Arp Axxe Analog Synthesizer MODEL 2313 SN 0551 w/ Original Red Road Case

via this auction


Korg Polyphonic Ensemble PE-1000 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 770491

via this auction

Vintage Roland SH-3 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 230239

via this auction

Note this is the SH-3 and not the SH-3A.

Roland SH-1 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 721174

via this auction

Original Vintage Moog Minimoog MODEL D Analog Synthesizer SN 6809

via this auction

Check out the handles someone screwed onto the side panels.

"Vintage original Mini Moog Model D synthesizer. Serial number 6809. ALL TRANSISTOR. Pots were just cleaned. Plays and sounds like new.This is a great addition to any studio. There are some scratches and dings on the exterior casing."

Superbooth 2018 - DPW Design Triple Limiter, Switch & 4 Band Distortion

Published on May 10, 2018 DivKidVideo

"DPW Design bring us 3 new modules at Superbooth 2018 with his triple channel limiter, switch and 4 band distortion modules. All sounding great and some nice patch ideas from Dan too.

We're proud to have our Superbooth 2018 content sponsored by"

Artiphon Sound of the Week – Moog Model D – "Rick's Lead"

Published on May 10, 2018 Artiphon

"The new Moog Model D app sounds perfect. For those looking to spin some knobs on a Minimoog, this gets you pretty close. We’re using a grid tuning to play this fun pad preset called “Rick’s Lead.” Not sure who Rick is, by boy do we like it."

iTunes: Minimoog Model D - Moog Music Inc.

11 minutes of glitch hop / lo-fi / experimental beats on OP-1

Published on May 10, 2018 Dusty Patches

Created with an OP-1.

AKAI S612 Sampler with Midi Sprout Demo

Published on May 10, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"The AKAI S612 sampler and MIDI SPROUT demonstrate vintage and modern music technologies working together. We’ll use the Ensoniq ESQ-1 as a sample source for the Akai S-612 to demo sampling tips and tricks like the sample looping and glitch FX and that can be created with this 12 bit hardware sampler. We’ll also learn how to connect a Midi Sprout to plants and your external Midi samplers or synthesizers."

ARP and EMS Synthi AKS from 73´- unequal sisters reunited in 2018

Published on May 10, 2018 studentsmusic

"excerpts from a little improvised track, combining the characters of both ARP Odyssey and EMS Synthi AKS. Still sounding fresh and after all these years. Very insprational for Synthnerd."


Published on May 10, 2018 Les Sondiers

"Ian de Synthstrom Audible nous fait une démo de son incroyable Deluge ! Et oui, ça marche aussi sur batterie ! Cet appareil est DINGUE !!!!"

Superbooth 2018: MFB New Eurorack Modules (Graphic VCA...) | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on May 10, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At Superbooth 2018, the Berlin based company MFB presented a new lineup of affordable Eurorack modules including a new Graphic VCA

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Superbooth 2018: MFB Tanzbär 2 Hybrid Drum Machine First Look | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on May 10, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"MFB presented at Superbooth 2018 the Tanzbär 2, a new hybrid drum machine that features an analog and sample based engine.
Here is a first look on the latest MFB development!

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Superbooth 2018 Analogue Solutions New CV & Gate Sequencer | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on May 10, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At Superbooth 2018, Analogue Solutions presented a new powerful CV & Gate sequencer with a daisy chain possibility.

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Novation Bass Station Series - Kraftwerk Robotz!

Published on May 10, 2018 chronosproject

Buy full soundbank -

VGM #139: Myst Theme (Myst) Chill Synth Cover

Published on May 10, 2018 Ace Waters

"My family took a long time to finally get a home PC, but my Aunt had one early on that could run Myst and it was the game that really got me into PC gaming."

Treadstone synth running through Dr Strangelove RingMod/Echo

Published on May 10, 2018 Analogue Solutions

"Treadstone is a wholly analogue synth. Running off its own internal sequencer is then being processed by the Dr Strangelove Ring Mod Echo synthBlock. All by Analogue Solutions."

New ‘Grid’ Modular MIDI Controllers At Superbooth

Published on May 10, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, Budapest-based Intech Studio introduced Grid, a new system of modular MIDI controllers."

Yamaha Synth History at Superbooth 2018

Published on May 9, 2018 Synthtopia

"Here's a quick tour of Yamaha's synth history, from Blake Angelos at Superbooth.

They had a variety of rare Yamaha synths on show, including:

Yamaha VL-1 physical modeling synthesizer

Yamaha VP-1 physical modeling synthesizer

Yamaha CS-80 analog synthesizer

Yamaha DX-1 FM synthesizer"

Moira Muñoz Stage Rig Tour At Superbooth

Published on May 9, 2018 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 2018, we talked with Spanish synthesist Moira Muñoz, who gave us a tour of her stage rig, including an unusual keytar and circuit-bent drum machines."

The Yamaha Vocaloid Keytar Is Super Rare & Super Strange

Published on May 9, 2018

"At Superbooth 2018, Yamaha's Blake Angelos gave us a quick intro to the Vocaloid VKB-100, a strange and rare 'singing keytar'.

The Vocaloid VKB-100 is essentially a keytar built around the Vocaloid vocal synthesis engine. It's currently only being sold in Japan."

Roli Seabord Rise 25

Published on May 9, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

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