MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Prophet X ,Lyra-8,Digitakt,Digitone and Easel

Published on Jul 26, 2018 therudyrude

"Jamming with my new Prophet X"

Patterning 2 Drum Machine - AppJam

Published on Jul 26, 2018 redskylullaby

"AppJam featuring Patterning 2 by Olympia Noise Co
also Arp Odyssei by Korg and AudioKit Synth One"

iTunes: Patterning 2 - Olympia Noise Co.

"Patterning 2 is the next generation of the award-winning circular drum machine. Create beats like never before in a beautiful, intuitive interface that is both easy to use and brimming with features for the experienced producer.

Make dynamic drum patterns with the swipe of a finger. Quickly record rhythms and parameter automation. Use Patterning’s independent loop settings to explore rhythmic possibilities impossible to achieve in traditional sequencers. Automate and randomize parameters to create intricate & complex beats. Arrange patterns on the timeline to construct songs. Use the built-in effects to add atmosphere, shimmer and noise. Export patterns directly to Ableton Live or connect to other instruments with MIDI. Download hundreds of free factory and user-created drum kits for use in your own songs.

Patterning was named Runner-Up : App of the Year (iPad) in 2015.

Some of what’s new in Patterning 2 :

• Record Beats with the New Drum Pads
• Drum Kit Switching
• Randomize (Almost) Everything
• Next Generation Ratcheting
• Automation Recording
• Coarse Tune & MIDI Note Quantization
• Quantized Pattern Launch
• Sample Folders
• Loop Rotate
• Pattern Tempo Changes
• Divide Mode Measure Length
• New Automation Layers : Randomization, Ratcheting, MIDI CCs, and more.
• Ableton Link Start/Stop
• MIDI Learn Recording
• MIDI Drum Triggering
• MIDI Only Tracks
• Unlimited MIDI CC Outputs
• MIDI Gate Length Automation
• Under the Hood Performance Improvements
• Workflow Enhancements
• And more…

For a full list of new and existing features, visit"

Roland Alpha Juno 2 JU-2 Analog Polysynth

via this auction

"In the words of the pioneers that made the Alpha Junos famous...

"Charly says always tell your mummy before you go off somewhere (to play with your alpha juno)" - Prodigy 1991

"Bigger and bolder and rougher tougher, in other words, sucker, there is no other... I wanna kiss myself (because I bought this alpha juno)!" - Human Resource 1992

This poly classic is ready for another go-round. From the original "What The" Dominator hoover to the addictive chord memory feature, this unit delivers meaty, sweet, sweeping, chiming, timeless tones with a matured MIDI implementation and updated components making them a bit less of a maintenance beast than the legendary 106 predecessor.

I've replaced the solder-in battery with a CR-2032 clip for ease of replacement in the future (new battery as well of course)
The keyboard had keys not working, but after cleaning and a couple trace repairs, every strike is solid now
A couple of the bottom panel screw mounts had been broken by a previous over-zealous tech. These have been properly re-mounted
Inside and out has been vacuumed and cleaned
Factory patches restored
Comes with power cord"

Custom Modified Korg KP2 Kaosspad

via this auction

"Customized Korg KP2 Kaoss Pad. The original casing was replaced with distressed barn wood giving this KP2 a unique style like no other. The main purpose for this customization was to allow for additional room within the box for further modifications. As you likely know, many mods can be made to these units. This one has had a hold switch added to the right side to allow for an effect to be kept on without having to hold down the spring lever. This free’s up your hands to work with other instruments effects as you make your music.

Another mod that was attempted was to add a 1/4” input and output. However, this mod seems to not function properly. The standard stock input and output connections do work perfectly fine."

Prophet X Sound Demo 3

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Pure Ambient Drone

"Prophet X Sound Demo Part 3. DSI Prophet X sounds being demoed by me. Just going through some of the Prophet X Synthesizer Presets and 8dio sample patches."

Pure Ambient Drone Prophet X Sound Demos

Liszt Chorale: Crux Ave Benedicta

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Kris Lennox

"This is all getting very serious. I feel like I'm at church. Give it another day of this and I'll be feeling guilty for no reason whatsoever. I think I'd better have a lie down and play some Jefferson Airplane in the morning.

Some notes RE the Chorale: Liszt worked on the set at the end of the 1870's, with the plan being to make a collection of piano arrangements of sacred songs, the set written for Cardinal Gustav Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst - but Liszt only partially completed the set. Still, the pieces are worth a look.

A few here will likely be familiar with the surname Hohenlohe - especially so if you know the poetry of Rilke.

RE this recording: I assume it goes without saying that the score doesn't indicate a filter sweep on the final chord! But it sounds good. At least, to my ear it does. SEM filter very obvious on this patch.

All best

Kawai SX-210 8-Voice Poly Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Kawai SX-210 is a very rare synth. It's an 8 voice poly synth with 4 poly stack mode as well as mono mode and chord mode. Built in chorus gives you the ability to hit those Juno sounds as well as polysix/MonoPoly sounds. It's got Sub Osc, PWM, LFO routing/trigger and more. It's a very capable and great sounding synth. It has a very large patch name display which is unique as it lets you write words for patch names rather than just a 2 or 3 digit number."

Akai AX60 Vintage Analog 6 Voices Poly Synth

via this auction

"The AX60 is a 6 voices VCO analog poly synth from 1986. This synth offer a lot of interesting modulation possibilities like pulse width modulation on every waverforms, 2 ADSR enveloppes per voices, amplitude modulation, filter modulation and exponential FM. The instrument is also bi-timbral, meaning you can split the voices and run two different patch at once. There is two selectables chorus an arpegiator and an powerful unison mode. There is a lot of knobs and sliders so the synth is very easy and fast to program."

Dave Smith Oberheim OB-6 Dark Bass & ARPs DSI Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jul 26, 2018 SynthgodXXX

"Dave Smith Oberheim OB-6 'Dark Bass & ARPs'
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
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Here is another AUDIO demo of the Dave Smith Instruments /
Tom Oberheim OB-6 Desktop Module with Space Warp FX!!
I darker sounding OB-6 this time. LOTS of that on this synth!
I love the DSI OB-6! It's PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for watching!"

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesizer with Every Available Accessory

via this auction

"Crank, Bender, Strap Loop, and Antenna, as well as a charging USB port/midi port and an auxiliary cord."

More Morgasmatron! 2- Operator FM and 4 Pole filtering

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Intellijel

"Did you know Morgasmatron can be used as a 2-Op FM Synth Voice? How about as a 4-Pole Low pass filter? This video walks you through a few more techniques to try with Morgasmatron that may have been overlooked.

1. Set the filters to parallel and turn Q for both all the way up.
2. Switch A to DRY and turn input A down.
3. Feed the MIX out to filter A’s FM1. This allows you use XFADE as the FM Index. Now Filter A is the Carrier and Filter B is the modulator.
4. Experiment with using Q-drive and filter A’s distortion, or feeding the Filter B output into other parameters like the 2 FM inputs. Also be sure to try modulating the XFADE input.
5. Because the left 1v/oct input controls the the pitch of both filters, they will track together and you can use the cutoff of B to create different FM ratios.

Combining Poles:
1. Set Morgasmatron to SERIAL.
2. a) Set both filters to LP2 to create a 4-pole low pass filter.
b) Set both to HP2 to create a 4-pole high pass filter.
c) Or set A to HP2 and B to LP2 to create a 2-pole bandpass filter.
3. Feed a control signal from something like Planar, Quadratt, or Tetrapad to filter A’s FM2 and set their cutoff and FM2 identically to control the two filters in tandem."

Nord Lead A1- Patches 67 to 100 - Reflections Vol 1

Part 3 added here.

Liszt Chorale: Meine Seel' Erhebt Den Hernn (Psalm 67)

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Not to everyone's taste, but this certainy shows a completely different side to the Obi. I'm going to record the entire Chorale - but not one video after another, as that would likely be quite dull for my subscribers, and also for myself.

The edition I'm playing from is the Editio Musica Budapest new edition of the complete works. Really great edition. You'll know it as the blue hardback set with the gold writing.

When a teenager, I saved my pocket money to buy these editions. The local music shop was the long-gone Mackays music in Ayr - I'm sure many locals remember it. I'd phone Mrs. Mackay almost every two weeks and ask her to order me a new edition. I think the process became quite tiring for her!

This was back in the pre-internet days, where music awareness was through magazines, and whatever was on the shelf. I remember at the time, when purchasing these books, wondering why almost every Liszt CD was Mephisto Waltz/Hungarian Rhapsody etc when clearly he had composed a huge volume of music - with the scores easily available. Nothing much has changed in this respect i.e. most Liszt recordings are of the standard works.

I always had an affinity for late Liszt. Many of his late works still remain quite obscure.

The Chorale is vocal - but it translates well to the synth. As anyone with an Obi will know, the Obi is 6-voice. The Chorale will be fully translatable to the synth - bar one work - where there are a few 7-note chords. With the exception of that specific piece, the set will be faithful to the score.

I couldn't sleep last night, hence an early morning recording. I also wanted to get my run in before Scotland once again becomes an oven. Running in our present daytime heat is madness.

I though specifically of the Chorale as I'm presently having a good debate with a friend RE certain aspects of the Bible. Most of my conversations end up on the topic of religion/philosophy, and most of my free time (when not playing music or running up mountains) is spent arguing with pastors/ministers/anyone who is open enough to the discussions.

I'm trying to win him over to the idea that the 'glory' ('kevod') of god is a vehicle/craft i.e. spacecraft. Hence Moses came down from the mountain with a burnt face i.e radiation burns, no different from sunburn. And hence the animals had to be cleared i.e. the engine would have roasted them. Which also explains the 'roaring like the sea'. But he's having none of it.

I'll win him over eventually :)

The OB6 actually works well as an organ. Perhaps churches should get them as alternatives. And if the congregation drift off, they can be woke up with a highly authentic rendition of Van Halen. That'll inject some life into the old dogs. Follow that with a sermon on Genesis 6:4 i.e. aliens having sex with the local women, and I guarantee you're on to a winner.

Van Halen + alien/human sex as mentioned in the Bible = bums on seats, for sure.

All best

Elektron Analog Heat MKII

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this video we used the Analog Heat MKII to dirty up a Roland TR-09 drum machine and as a VCF and VCA to make a synth voice with a Make Noise DPO as the oscillators. The Elektron Analog Heat MKII can do everything from subtle saturation to all out high gain distortion. It has a filter with 7 modes and an EQ section, as well as an LFO and envelope follower and envelope generator. There are two inputs that can be used to trigger the built in envelope or control setting in real time with CV.

Heat MKII available here:"

Treadstone -Analogue Solutions & Nosie VCA-CG-Products module

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys !!!
I have my first experiments with Noise VCA from Cg-Products and Treadstone.
I used Treadstone from Analogue Solutions here, the sequence comes from its built-in sequencer and of course the amazing Analogue Solutions. Treadstone is already available in the eurorack version, but I used the box because I have an early version in the box.
I know in the eurorack version just filled this little empty hole!
I also used the delay effect of Erica Synths Pico DSP and, of course, ''Nosie VCA''.
I open my mind to new experimental things like those from Cg-Products where there is variable VCF and VCA ."

Ocean Swift Aeolian Meditation Additive Synthesizer

Published on Jul 25, 2018 Ocean Swift

via Ocean Swift where they are having an introductory offer for 35e:

"Addictive and Additive Synthesis – Aeolian Meditation is a unique digital take with a twist on the ancient Greek instrument of nature.

At the core are two signal chains – harmonic overtones and noise colors

The harmonics section consists of the first twelve harmonics at the set frequency. These twelve sine partials are each amplitude modulated at different speeds and depth providing for an ever changing and ever evolving tone."

Live Synthesizers Session of July 2018 in IZOTOPE Studio

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Izotope Studio

MicroFunk 01

Published on Jul 26, 2018 0th

"I was playing with my MS-20 mini and figured out how Daft Punk made that really nice filter sweep sound on their track Burnin'. So I built a simple 16 beat loop around it. I hope you enjoy it!

Octatrack master out - kick and snare
Octatrack cue out to Moogerfooger MF-101 - bass sample
Moog Voyager - Synth bass
Roland TR-09 to Sherman FB2 - hihats and clap
Korg MS-20 mini - Filter sweep

MS-20 settings: The sound is created with the lowpass filter oscillating with max resonance. The oscillators are actually turned all the way down so you can't hear them. The output is fed back into the external processor to add that nice gritty distortion the MS-20 is known for. When I first heard Burnin', I always thought the sounds was created by an LFO sweeping the frequency, but the sound is actually triggered on the 1st and 3rd beat and the sweep is created by the filter envelope. The envelope attack stays the same and the decay is changed to create that signature sound."

ACL - System1 (overview)

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Audiophile Circuits League

The ACL System1 is now shipping. See the ACL label below for more!

Ethnicolor 1 Jean Michel Jarre korg 01/wfd + ipad

Published on Feb 28, 2018 Arranger keys

"Korg 01/wfd + ipad
Garageband ios app - emulator tsut sample
Eq and fx from allen heath zed mixer"

This one was spotted and sent in via fischek.

Worried man blues (electronic version)

Via supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, Bend Records:

"Here's an electronic version of an old folk song called Worried Man blues
Gear used
Arpeggio and synth bass - 5U modular
Drums - 808 samples plus more
Pad - Roland MVS-1 layered with distant radio babble
90's house piano - Propellerheads Reason
plus guitar"

Smokey Quartz - Smoking the SOMA PIPE 4

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Smokey Quartz

"A droning, screamy multi-tracked improvisation with SOMA Labs PIPE on a hot night in the high desert."

Smoking the SOMA PIPE


Published on Jul 26, 2018 Bernd-Michael Land

An interview and studio tour of BERND-MICHAEL LAND of Aliens Project.

Turn on subtitles and pick your language for this one.




Gefördert durch:
Film- und Mediennachwuchsförderung Rheinland-Pfalz

copyright: NILS F. HILLEBRAND (2015)

Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm Drum Machine

via this auction

ARP 2600 Analog Synthesizer w/ 3620 Keyboard SN 0096

via this auction

"ARP 2600 analog synthesizer with 3620 keyboard. Recently serviced and in great working order. Has some cosmetic scratches and discoloration, but still looks nice for its age. Includes power cord and actual items shown in photos."

Korg POLY 61M Analog Synthesizer SN 002781

Published on Jul 23, 2018 Dominick D'Imperio

"Demonstration of how to alter a program to create a new synthesizer, and also how to use the arpeggiator on the Korg Poly 61-M"

via this auction

"The Korg Poly 61M, first of the Nobless synthesizers, is the same as the Poly61 but with a MIDI in/our port. This machine is in superb shape, with excellent circuit board, and all components are in full working order. The best way to see how amazing this instrument this is, is by watching a short tutorial on the two best selling points of this instrument- the arpeggiator and, of course, making programs that can be saved to memory. The biggest cosmetic defects are a ding in the back corner (visible in the power-cable photo, and some spray paint dots on the left side)."

Introduction to the Phrase Sequencers form Impromptu Modular

Published on Jul 23, 2018 Omri Cohen

"In this video, I go through all the features of both Phrase Sequencers from Impromptu Modular. I start with the 16 step one, showing also how to use it in a live situation, and then I compare between the two.
Xavier - Big thanks to Xavier Belmont for helping me out with the various graphics"

Introduction to the Spectral Processor from Hora for VCV Rack

Published on Jul 19, 2018 Omri Cohen

"This video is an introduction to the Spectral Processor from Hora, which is inspired by the Buchla 266e module. I go through all of its features with a few simple examples, and in a future video, I will explore more examples and patch ideas.
At 10:15 I show a picture of the internal routing in O to E mode, this is the correct picture - [below]
Big thanks to Xavier Belmont for helping me with the various graphics"

Introduction to the Octal Router for VCV Rack

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Omri Cohen

"In this video, I look at all the features of the Octal Router, a VCV Rack official Plugin. In its core, the Octal Router is a sequential switch with many nice features like cross fading between the different switches, trigger outputs and VCA inputs for all the switches, and much more!
Xavier - Big thanks to Xavier Belmont for helping me out with the various graphics"


Octal Router Patching Ideas

Published on Sep 5, 2018 Omri Cohen

"In this video, I share some patching ideas with using the Octal Router. I use it for modulating pitch, for creating a sort of a wavetable oscillator, and also for sending triggers.

Here are all the different patches -"

Moog Grandmother & Boss RV500 Reverb

Published on Jul 26, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

Ready Sequence One -by Graal7

Published on Jul 26, 2018 graal7

electronic sequence (created by graal7) copyright @2018.
with step sequencer matrixbrute
juno 6
korg prologue 16

Dwarfcraft Reese LIghtning (Reese bass demo w/Elektron analog keys, octatrack)

Published on Jul 26, 2018 theonetrueaen

"Finally, I get to show you what this thing was made for.
Yeah, most of our customers will use it on guitar or bass, but it's called Reese Lightning because it's made to tear up your synth, too.

Featuring pretty much my first octatrack project, too."

via Dwarfcraft:

"At Dwarfcraft, we do not fear the storm, we do not run from it. We are the storm. First came the Eau Claire Thunder, and then the Baby Thunder. Perhaps you only heard distant rumblings, but now you can see the Reese Lightning on the horizon.

It’s versatile, it’s compact, and it will wreck whatever you point it at. Reese picks up where the Thunder left off. It’s brighter and dirtier. The Timewarp toggle connects/disconnects a clipping diode for some octave-up artifacts to scratch your psych itch. Toneblast bypasses the tone control, for EVEN MORE volume and more timbral changes. The Feedback switch and knob are especially savage and enjoyable, practically begging you to let your freak flag fly.

We’ve also implemented some of the most common customer requests. This bad boy has true bypass soft switching, top-mounted jacks, and for the bass players, a clean blend.

The name 'Reese Lightning' comes from the age old synthesis technique called “Reese Bass.” So you better believe it’ll sound cool on your keytar or your theremin."

CS80 + DiffYUseurs

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Michael Geyre

"PLEASE, Switch Subtitles ON for informations

Here is a short demo of the marvelous DiffYUseurs (made by Yusynth, widely known for being talented and kind enough to have designed some wonderful modular synths, and having shared schematics with everybody, without hesitating to help anyone encountering difficulties in building them, visit his website
DiffYUseurs is a DSP based multi FX that emulates various speakers that were initially made to be used with Ondes Martenot (Palmes, Metal, Cloches ...)
Result is absolutely stunning, Yves has added 2 differents Palmes and Metal speakers, as well as a great sounding Ring Modulator and a Solina ensemble FX
There are also some very useful FX (such as Reverb, Pitch Shift, Chorus, Tremolo and Flanger)
I've played my CS80 through the DiffYUseurs, but i'm making some very basic patches with it
first, i am playing a sine wave (with no release), then some very short white noise (on this patch, to vary notes, i move the Hpf cutoff slider, with high resonance)
sound can saturate a bit sometimes, sorry about that, but dynamic of the effect is so huge ...
Then, some kind of strings patch (2 detuned Saw, with minor filtering), interestingly enough, Flanger effect in the DiffYUseurs reminds me Cs80's built in chorus quite a lot
i'll make again some videos demonstrating the Diffyuseurs soon
Feel Free if you have any question"

Can You Use The Data Slider On The ESQ-1 To Control The Filter?

Published on Jul 26, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"Can the data slider on the Ensoniq ESQ-1 synthesizer be used as continuous or real-time controller that can modulate the analog filter? That’s what were going to look after in this video. Using the ESQ-1’s sequencer we’re going to find a work around for using the data slider as a creative tool."

The Modern Library - Sound Bank for Nord Stage 3 and Nord Stage 2/EX (Synthcloud Library)

Published on Jul 26, 2018 Synth Cloud


The Modern Library contains 40 new pads, leads, keys and arp synthesizers for Nord Stage 3.Trade on the power of the new Nord audio converters!!!
Patched and performed by Simone Liotta aka Nord Keyboards Italia.

Patches list:
80 Vox
Air Strings
Airy Pad
Amazing Box
Analog Bass
Analog brass

Nord Lead A1- Patches - Reflections Vol 1 -

Published on Jul 25, 2018 GEOSynths

1. Nord Lead A1- Patches 1 to 33 - Reflections Vol 1 -
"Sorry about the Flashing lights - So, I had an A1 not long after they came out, but due to lack of room in my old Room, it was always in the way, so ended up leaning up against the Wall, so I sold it.

Recently got hold of one again and have made 100 Patches and 50 Performance Presets as well. All have been made from the front panel from scratch and not using the Mutator/Randomizer.

Pads, Strings, Leads etc. Performances are layers and splits from the Patches, but also new 3 or 4 Oscillator Sounds.

Here are the first 33 Presets I have made in Patch Mode."
2. Nord Lead A1- Patches 34 to 66 - Reflections Vol 1 -
Some more Nord Lead A1 Patches that i've made. Great Sounding VA and very quick to work on. I have the Expression pedal controlling the Morphing.
3. Nord Lead A1- Patches 67 to 100 - Reflections Vol 1 -
Final set of Patches for the Nord Lead A1...In Patch mode that is...More to come with the Performances...Now they are Big!

Inside Richard Fearless’ shipping container studio overlooking the Thames

Published on Jul 26, 2018 FACTmagazine

"The Death In Vegas founder lets us into his studio.

FACT has done many studio tours over the years, but we’ve never seen anything quite like Richard Fearless’ shipping container studio overlooking the River Thames.

Located in east London’s Docklands area, just a short distance from the O2 Arena, the tiny studio houses all the synths Fearless has amassed over his three decades in music, including the vintage gear used on Death In Vegas’s albums and solo material on his label, Drone.

We paid Fearless a visit where he gave us the lowdown on some of his favorite pieces of gear, including Roland’s MC-202 groovebox and the VHF monitoring unit used to record radio chatter for the most recent Death In Vegas album, 2016’s Transmission."

Roland System 500 Modules 510 & 505 at Brighton Modular Meet 2018

Published on Jul 26, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here we're playing around with the new Roland & Malekko Heavy Industry system 500 modules the 510 synth voice and 505 filter. Just a little taste of some of what went on at the event.

This footage is from the Brighton Modular Meet on the 1st of July 2018. The event is held at the Attenborough Centre for the Arts at the University of Sussex. More information here -"

Sonic LAB: Arturia DrumBrute Impact Analogue Drum Machine Review

Published on Jul 26, 2018 sonicstate

"We take a look at the new Drumbrute Impact from Arturia.
An affordable analogue drum machine with a lot of features packed into a small package.

Frozen Reverbs Racks for Live:"

Buchla Music Easel + Strymon Magneto // Further Explorations

Published on Jul 25, 2018 Genshi Media Group


Further explorations of my Buchla Music Easel going into the Strymon Magneto Four Head dTape Echo Eurorack module (in Echo/Pitch-Shifting mode.) I was attempting to get the Music Easel to sound a bit like a cross between a Carillon and a Calliope! Both oscillators of the Music Easel are being sequenced by the Malekko Heavy Industry Varigate 4+ going through my Buchla-to-Eurorack Converter module, custom made for me by Synovatron. This time I am changing the tempo of the Varigate via a Make Noise Tempi and a Sputnik Selector Sequential Switch. No other effects or processing other than the Magneto (including the Spring Reverb.)"

Patch n Tweak

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