MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Roland MKS-20 - the eight classic sounds

Published on Aug 14, 2018 SynthMania

"The marvelous, classic Roland MKS-20 digital piano module from 1986
00:10 PIANO 1 (It never entered my mind)
01:39 PIANO 2 (Against all odds)
03:02 PIANO 3 (Boogie-woogie)
03:52 HARPSICHORD (Some classical and soundtrack stuff)
04:47 CLAVI (Some funky stuff)
05:29 VIBRAPHONE (Some improvised jazzy stuff)
06:28 E.PIANO 1 (Some improvised mellow stuff)
07:52 E.PIANO 2 (Greatest love of all)"

InsWorks Esencial Rev02, controlado por el Korg SQ-1

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Carlos Alberto Gutiérrez Vera

Møffenzeef Mødular Stargazer Extended Technique Chapter 2: Hacking the Mainframe

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Møffenzeef Mødular

Møffenzeef Mødular Stargazer

Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer in Original Box

via this auction


via this auction

"Sometimes called the 'swiss army knife' of the classic vintage synths the Jupiter 6 is extremely powerful, versatile and beautiful.

This is one of the rare models which has MIDI Thru included as a bonus."

Tasty Chips Electronics GR-1 Granular Synthesizer

via this auction

TAMA TECHSTAR TAM500 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 100292

via this auction

KORG MS-10 Vintage Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer SN 130339

via this auction

Sonic LAB: Sequential Prophet X Big Fat Review

Published on Aug 14, 2018 sonicstate

"Its a long one so grab a cuppa - we take a look at the Sequential
(Dave Smith Instruments) Prophet X - a hybrid synthesizer with a REV 2 style synth engine (sort of) and twin multisample oscillators for a new direction from DSI.

#prophetx #sequential #dsi #polysynth #soniclab #synthreview"

Korg Trident with Taber midi mod

Korg Trident with my midi mod Published on Aug 14, 2018 Alexey Taber

"midi with Pbend , Control Change Vibrato/Trill and Cutoff Synth section"

Doris Norton with the Roland CMU800

via bÖsch/@fabmass

"one more pic of Doris Norton with the Roland CMU800"

You can find previous posts featuring Doris Notron here.

Moog Semi Modular Ecosystem ft. the Grandmother + DFAM Giveaway Event at Control Voltage

via Control Voltage

"Moog Semi Modular Ecosystem ft. the Grandmother + DFAM Giveaway

This Wednesday, August 15th

The family tree of Moog’s semi-modular eurorack-compatible ecosystem just got larger. Spend an evening with Steve Maass & Nate Marino from Moog Music Inc. and get an in-depth presentation on the new, Grandmother semi-modular keyboard synthesizer. Learn tips and tricks that make the Grandmother a powerhouse for the eurorack environment, and how to use the Mother-32 & DFAM together with the new Grandmother.

Then, stick around for a cool giveaway… One lucky event participant will go home with a new DFAM!

Plus, hang with the Control Voltage & Moog crew for food & drinks, and make some sounds in a DFAM Drum Circle!"

Finger controlled Modulation (FCM) with Loquelic Iteritas | 0-coast BIA RENE| modular jam #006

Published on Jul 23, 2018 Funk Tree

"Finger modulation exercises in this lovely minimal jam. First video with upgraded setup. Lead by Loquelic Iteritas played by Rene. BIA with minimal rhythm support. 0-coast side role doing some ambient varigate sequences. There is going to be a few more parts of this jam (depends by likes and views) Enjoy and comment !"

8 happy steps with 0-coast | Rene with loquelic iteritas | Modular Jam #007

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Funk Tree

"This is the second part of the happy modular jam #006. Varigate4+ is doing 8 steps sequencing with 0-coast. The BIA is doing simple percussion. Rene Sequencer is manually triggering Loquelic Iteritas."

MOOG Prodigy Analog Synthesizer (1979) The Little Beast

Published on Aug 14, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer from the year 1979

2 VCOs (saw, square, pulse, triangel)
VCF 24dB/Oct low pass filter with resonance
LFO triangel and square

The Prodigy is my favorite Moog synthesizer. And I have/had all. ;)

All demo sounds came from the Prodigy. Drums: Roland TR-808"

Akai AX60 - Exploring the Presets - Midiverse - TV

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out the Akai AX60 Synthesizer. Let's have a look and a listen..."

Red tic-tac slider caps in place of the originals for some.

x0xb0x Atomic Mods 1 & 2nd VCO

via this auction

Roland SH-101 w/ Kenton Solo

via this auction

"Comes with Kenton Pro Solo MKII midi to CV converter and red Nomadic hard case"

Analogue Solutions Generator and a couple of Treadstone synths (short clip)

Published on Aug 14, 2018 rezfilter

"Here's some "unofficial footage" of the Analogue Solutions Generator sequencer powering a couple of AS Treadstone synths (module + standalone). Madness!

Concussor drum modules serve as percussion!"

Poly-61 summer special

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Joakim Floke

"Summer special.. A synth that many don't like.. I like it a lot! Here I'm taking a tour of some of my patches, drenched in effects from the DP/4+, noodeling some soundscapes. It's an ongoing resto projekt as it was pretty beaten, so I will get back to it when it's more presentable. Its been blessed with Tubbutec so far and i will ad some of my own mods to it in the near future."

Korg Poly-61 with custom all white keys.

SoundCheck: AXE + Wolf

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Stoss

"Using a Synthstrom Audible Deluge to sequence an Akai Timbre Wolf. Messing with effects settings in my AXE (custom Axoloti FX unit controlled by a MIDI Fighter Twister). The FX unit is a combination of delay, envelope following mangler and bit crusher all synced to MIDI clock. It’s a long video in which I experiment with different FX settings applied to synth chords."

Roland JP8000 & JP8080 Alan-M Trance / EDM Soundset Rev2 -- Virtual Analog Synth Audio Demo

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Alan Marcero

Modal Electronics Black SKULPT synthesiser Patch Demos

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Modal Electronics

AWM 3 Wavefold Mixer Module by Vintage Synth Lab

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"Here I give a bit of a demo on how the AWM3 has some extensive wavefolding control. be sure to check out the last 6 minutes as I get into some tasty detail of how positive and negative modulations effect the wavefolding."

Yamaha CS50 In Action

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Doctor Mix

"Today we show the the original Yamaha CS50 vintage synthesizer ."

Yamaha CS50: Famous Presets

Published on Aug 17, 2018 Doctor Mix

"Today we show some of the famous presets of the Yamaha CS50."

Cwejman D-LFO self FM workout

Published on Aug 14, 2018 MrRostislove

D-LFO’s channel 1 fms channel 2
Channel 2 outputs to Natural Gate
Both modules are modulated by RG-6

Strange Science Instruments: We made our own Eurorack modules. From scratch!

Published on Aug 14, 2018 LeoMakes

"At last! I can finally share this story! It has taken two years to get here.

Have you ever wondered how a Eurorack module gets made? In this special episode, we go step-by-step through how Strange Science Instruments (my startup) built its first two products, completely from scratch!"

Hollow by William Kalfelz

"Check the complete album at:

All instruments by"

It's always interesting to hear what makers are doing with their products.

Circuit Bent Bible from Look Mum No Computer

deadmau5 dared me to circuit bend a bible Published on Aug 12, 2018

"The wonder wonder bible. Nothing against the bible here. I showed it to a couple of christian friends before and they seemed to like it. for what thats worth! Im Just #circuitbending a cold blooded machine, for the more avantgarde inclined.

Someone let Deadmau5 know and ill send him it if he wants it, Cus i don't want it.

The stems for last weeks cover are now available here! and there is a Livestream at 9pm GMT tonight! :-
Patreon :-

The info i mentionned on my website! please be patient, im writing it up. will be in the next 24 hours or so!"

Da Funk Lead with MS-20 mini

Published on Aug 13, 2018 0th

"The lead from Daft Punk's Da Funk is one of my favorite synth sounds ever. After getting a Korg MS-20 mini, I decided to have a go making it. I hope you like the results.

My first step was to dive deep into the internets and see if anyone else has tried. Of course many people have made awesome videos. My issue with those videos is that when I tried the same settings, my MS-20 mini didn't sound quite the same as their videos or when comparing to Da Funk. I think this could be for a number of reasons, the biggest is probably because my MS-20 mini isn't a vintage MS-20.

The video shows all the knob settings and cable connections in detail, please try it yourself!

So here are a number of things I did differently from videos and other online sources. (mainly added just so that if I try to make this sound again, I can!)

1. Oscillator one on a lot of examples is a saw tooth, but I found that the sounds ends up being a bit thin, so I made it a pulse wave with about a 30% pulse width (60% knob position).
2. Oscillator two on lot of examples is tuned to a fourth or something else. I felt like that setting didn't go high enough, so I ended going up 2 octaves up from osc one.
3. My filter and envelope two settings seemed close to most other examples I found.
4.From the main signal out, a patch cord is routed to the external processor signal in. This is absolutely necessary to give the sound that distinctive bite. Then from there, the output of the MS-20 comes out of the external signal processor out.
5. When A/B comparing Da Funk's lead to mine, my MS-20 was still sounding too clean. So I routed the pink noise into the VCA. Control input was the mod wheel and the output of the VCA was sent to the external signal in. I turned the pink noise down just enough to not notice it.
6. Portamento on the pitch wasn't enough and to me it sounds like the pitch bends a bit. So I routed the EG-1 reverse out to the freq input and bumped up the frequency mod knob for EG1/EXT just a bit to keep the pitch from feeling a little flat.
7. After getting the rest of the settings as perfect as I could, when I compared the original to mine, it sounded like it was being run through an external filter. Like after the attack, the cutoff frequency was going low, but if I recreated going low with the MS-20 mini cutoff it did not behave the same way. So I ran it through an external filter (Moogerfooger MF-101). I grabbed the EG-1 positive out and used that to modulate the external filter cutoff. Perhaps a vintage MS-20 doesn't need this or my other hacks to get the sound as close as I could. . .

That's it! Enjoy!"

First Patch - ARP Odyssey | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 14, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the ARP Odyssey, an instrument by ARP used by the likes of Elton John, Kraftwerk and Herbie Hancock."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

Vintage White Arp Odyssey Modified MKI 2800 Synthesizer w/ LED Sliders

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 4 SN 952783

via this auction

Modular :: Close Encounters of the Serge Kind :: #2

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Mike Thomas

"More fun with a small Serge-dominated setup. This time, with the inclusion of the Variable Q VCF (VCFQ)."

First Patch - ARP 2600 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the ARP 2600, an instrument by ARP used by the likes of Joy Division and 808 State."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - EMS VCS3 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the VCS3 (Putney), an instrument by EMS (Electronic Music Studios) used by the likes of Brian Eno, Pink Floyd and Jean-Michel Jarre." [EMS SYNTHI - for search]

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the Prophet 10, an instrument by Sequential Circuits used by the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, Tangerine Dream and The Who."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

Patch n Tweak

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