MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Studio Tour #2 - Mark

Published on Aug 26, 2018 SynthMania

Cool intro piece. Great to hear synths being used in this style/context.

"A visit to my good friend Mark - We spent a few hours in his studio and went through his equipment, which includes classics like Mini and Memorymoog, but also modern equipment like the Andromeda and Poly Evolver. A huge thank you to Mark for sharing his knowledge and demonstrating the gear for us!

00:22 - Mark's theme on Andromeda & Elements
02:03 - Alesis Andromeda
03:16 - MacBeth Elements
04:07 - Moog Minimoog
05:22 - Hammond XK-3c with pair of Leslie 147s
06:14 - SoundConstruction workstation desk
07:28 - Eurorack modular skiff 1
09:11 - Focal Trio6 Be studio monitors
10:40 - Equator D5 monitors
11:28 - Empirical Labs LilFrEQ equalizer pair
12:13 - Moog Moogerfooger delays
12:45 - Empress Multidrive
15:12 - Kurzweil PC3X
16:25 - Eventide Eclipse
17:20 - API 2500 stereo compressor
18:10 - AKAI MPD232
19:09 - A genial idea from Mark! :-)
21:14 - Speck Xtramix mixer
21:25 - Aurora interface
21:30 - Coleman switcher
21:39 - Great River mic preamp
22:00 - Dave Smith Poly Evolver
24:27 - Poly Evolver demo
26:05 - Moog Memorymoog
28:57 - Memorymoog demo
30:51 - Moog Moogermoofer MIDI MuRF
31:58 - Moog Voyager demo
33:20 - Cwejman S1 mkII
34:17 - Oberheim Synthesizer Expander Module
34:55 - Eurorack modular skiff 2
35:39 - Andromeda demo
37:47 - Hammond XK-3c / AcousticSamples B5 organ demo"


Studio Tour #1 - Tom

Published on Jan 21, 2018 SynthMania

"A visit to my good friend Tom to buy (for the 2nd time!) a classic PPG synth from him. We spent a few hours in his studio and went through his equipment, that features many classic pieces of gear. Fired up the newly acquired Zhiyun Smooth Q and iPhone X, and this is a condensed "best of" version of the visit. A huge thank you to Tom for sharing his knowledge and demonstrating the gear for us!

Update from Tom:
Audio interface he uses: Forssell MADA-2a
Multitracking: Alesis HD24XR

00:46 - Toft Audio ATB24
01:37 - Marshall Time Modulator
04:38 - Roland RSP-550
09:08 - Publison DHM 89 B2
10:10 - Publison Infernal Machine 90
11:45 - Knif Audio Knifonium
13:50 - Oberheim Two Voice
17:52 - Roland Jupiter-8
20:15 - Modor NF-1
22:04 - Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2
23:31 - Sycologic M16R
24:16 - Hypersynth Xenophone
25:54 - Roland TR-8
27:08 - MacBeth Elements
29:47 - Kurzweil 250 RMX
33:13 - Eventide H8000FW
36:23 - Lexicon 480L
39:25 - Nord Electro 5D 73"

Original Roland Jupiter 8 w/ Midi

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak SN 0983J

via this auction

This Vintage Six-Trak Synthesizer is fully functional and in Very Good to Excellent Condition. The synth has been well taken care of with all knobs and pads and with a feel like they have experienced low use. The wood side panels and keys are clean. Inside shows no sign of repairs or abuse. Clean inside and out."


via this auction

Fender Chroma Polaris Analog Poly Synthesizer SN 302665

via this auction

"The Chroma Polaris was the second synthesizer made by Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma. It has a very ARP-like sound. Sounds can be layered up to 6 voices. It also has a simple real-time sequencer and 132 memory patches."

Most confusing related brand/synth names:

Fender - brand
Rhodes - brand & keyboard
Chroma - synth
Chroma Polaris - synth

Korg X-911 Guitar Synth SN 271172

via this auction

KORG Introduces Electribe Wave Music Production Machine for iPad


Update: above video added.


The next evolution in music software. Powerful wavetable sound.

The next generation ELECTRIBE produces state-of-the-art dance music.

The ELECTRIBE series first appeared in 1999. Since then each generation has inherited the iconic, intuitive operability of the original while incorporating the most up-to-date sounds and styles.

The ease of use, accessibility, sound and musicality of the ELECTRIBE reach new heights in this latest software version which features a powerful wavetable sound source, a “Quick Input” sequencer and a convenient chord pad that allows you to play a chord with one finger. Even if you aren't a musical virtuoso, with ELECTRIBE Wave you can create state-of-the-art dance music like EDM, Future Bass, and Trap.

• Powerful wavetable sound suitable for the latest in EDM
ELECTRIBE Wave has a sound wavetable featuring sounds widely used in the latest music creation. Unlike a PCM synth, the wavetable allows you to repeatedly play fragments of short waveforms, and change the waveform position during playback. By combining the wavetable (which features a rich variety of presets) with a powerful filter and two modulation units, you can create an infinite number of innovative and sharp sounds that cannot be produced using standard PCM synths. Even without a deep knowledge of synthesis techniques, the carefully selected parameters make it easy to craft your sound.

Retrovirus basic cv in DEMO

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Really Nice Audio

"Here is a simple demonstration of a 10V peak to peak LFO (+/-5V) controlling each stage of the envelope."

Really Nice Audio Retrovirus

02-The Landscape Stereo Field- Part 2: Sound Generation

Published on Aug 26, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"In Part 2, the sound-generating aspects of the Landscape Stereo Field are explored. Of course, one has to keep in mind that so many variables exist in how the Stereo Field generates sound, that this may be the only performance like it that will ever occur!"

AutomaticGainsay Landscape Stereo Field Videos

NRS - DX7 Volca FM - Patchology

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Navi Retlav Studio

"Sound bank for DX7 compatible FM instruments and vst plugins.
More at"

Pantala Labs - Aprende

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Gibran PantalaLabs

"Is a double 8 track, hand tap , 4ppqn step sequencer.
-8 double track channels x 32 steps grid;
-long life micro switch for hand tapping;
-forward pattern rotation;
-pattern filler;
-400 undos (if you miss a tap, you can undo it)
-erase entire sequence
-ghost tap (live tap , not saved in the grid);
-8 trigger outs with led indicator and mute;
-internal / external clock ;
-load/save all channels.

More on :
Code and hardware:

The main idea to have one button to control many channels came from a project called BIG BUTTON by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER"

Percussa Super Signal Processor: New Envelope Follower & Sequencer Updates

percussa ssp envelope follower demo #1 Published on Aug 26, 2018 PERCUSSA

"learn more about the SSP at and"

"Update 26082018 - [New Envelope Follower Module, New features in Step Sequencer, workflow improvements and bugfixes]

Hi Everyone!

It's time for another software update! Here is a summary of what's new. For the full story and download links visit

New envelope follower module

We implemented the envelope follower module as planned and voted on in the kickstarter campaign :-) The envelope follower is a quad-follower, which means it has 4 inputs, and 4 envelope outputs. Besides classic envelope following with adjustable attack/release (in milliseconds) it also detects if a signal crosses a threshold and can output a gate signal when this happens. There are 4 detectors built into the envelope follower, so you have 4 envelope outputs and 4 gate outputs.

We've created a simple preset where the envelope follower takes a looping sample signal (a drum loop) from a sampler and outputs and envelope which is sent to a state variable filter (SVF)'s cutoff frequency. The filter takes a low frequency square wave "bass" signal, filters it and sends the output to the output module. The output module also outputs the signal from the sampler so you can hear the drum loop as well as the effect of the envelope on the cutoff. You can find the preset above. We've also made a video using this preset. The preset comes with a drum loop sample downloaded from, the sample has a public domain license. Info about the author at

Bug fixes in sampler

Entire sample is now selected when start is 0 and length is 1 (@mercurial).

New features in step sequencer

Step sequencer now has two new outputs, L1 and L2. These output the last step value, when respectively G1 or G2 was high. The duration parameter now changes the duration of the G1 and G2 signal, still output via G1 and G2, and does not change the duration of the step value(s) anymore. These changes were made to make step sequence programming faster and easier for melodic lines (@ivans). We provide a preset above where the step seq is used with an envelope and LFO that demonstrates how to use these new outputs.

Preset renaming improvements

We changed the preset renaming code so longer names, spaces and capitals can be used. Characters can be capitalized by pressing the 2nd encoder. Also fixed a bug where the first encoder value would jump after renaming. Thanks to @BrettSaberhagen @NeilParfitt and others for the suggestions and feedback.

Bug fix in patcher grid

Fixed a bug in the erase grid feature in the patcher grid.

We hope you enjoy this update. Thanks!


DSI Prophet 6 Presets (Part 2)

Published on Aug 26, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Going through all the factory presets in Bank 6 on the Prophet 6."

3rdStoreyChemist DSI Prophet 6 Preset Videos

SundaySynth #12 : The OB-6 Cometh (Blade Runner Edition)

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Khoral Central

"A couple of custom patches on the OB-6 Desktop synth (controlled with Sub37 keyboard)."

A small tune for a rainy sunday with Push 2, monome grid & Mark eats sequencer, u-he synths

Published on Aug 26, 2018 junklight

"I didn't really intend to make anything today but somehow tinkering led to the sequence you hear at the start and the piece coalesced around it.

Still very much into grids - the Monome and Mark Eats Sequencer are very immediate to work with and the push 2 is turning out to be incredibly playable as well

The synths are Zebra2 and Diva both lovely synths capable of great sounds. I suspect the Zebra 2 would be my "desert Island" synth should I be forced to choose only one...."

Space Bacon - DSI/Oberheim OB6; Roland TR808; Electro funky

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Earmonkey Music

"Messing with my OB6 and the Roland TR-808 in Roland Cloud. Threw some NI Driver distortion on the 808. Added some funky public domain sci-fi. Chill peoples...."

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - Late Night Noiz For Late Night Fiends 082218

Published on Aug 24, 2018 thenoiztemple

Slowly evolving drone noiz session featuring Ciat-Lonbarde gear in via Spike the Percussionist.

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - Late Night Noiz For Late Night Fiends 082218 - for more noiz:

Cocoquantus 2 Loops = the word MURDER and the sound of of a breath.

noiz weapons:
Cocoquantus 2
Plumbutter 2
Eventide SPACE"

1978 (Lo-Fi Kraftwerk Jam with OP-1/OT/A4/JU-06/JP-08/VM/DELLY)

Published on Aug 25, 2018 Rephazer

"Another ode to Kraftwerk. A little nostalgic lo-fi jam called '1978'

Gear used:

Teenage Engineering OP-1: Arps/Beat/Organ/Bass
Elektron Octatrack: Sequencer/Beats/Background Choir
Elektron Analog Four: Arp Melody
Sm Pro Audio V-Machine: Additional Bass/Strings/Piano/Choir/FX
Roland JP-08: Bass
Roland JU-06: Arp
Synthstrom Audible Deluge: Strings
Behringer XR-12: Recording/Mixing
Behringer UMA25s: Master Keyboard used for playing sequences.
iConnectivity iConnect Midi2+ and Audio4+: All Midi and Audio routing."

Vermona DRM1 MKIII.I - Minimal Jam

Published on Aug 26, 2018 widy75

"Raining Day Project
Mutable Grids and one 8 step sequencer together with a Vermona DRM1 MKIII recorded in one shot. Added eq. and reverb
enjoy widy"

Erica Synths Polivoks 2x ADSR, VCA, MIXER in custom 1U rack panel

via this auction

"1U rack containing 2x Polivoks ADSRs, Mixer, and VCA.

All 4 built into a custom 1U panel, all are built DIY, they all work great and have served me well for years.

Panel isn't cosmetically perfect, scratches here and there, if you want more specific pics/information message me. You also get the 4 original panels. 4 eurorack power ribbon cables and two 19" rack screws will be included."

Aries Modular 300 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Solina ARP String-Emsemble Vintage Synthesizer SN 0097000

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx SN MX001072

via this auction

"8 voice Oberheim OB-Mx

Rare and classic analog-digital hybrid synth designed by Don Buchla

Recently (about a month ago) refurbished by one of the best techs in SoCal and is in excellent electronic and cosmetic condition. These are super hard to find with 8-12 voices, even harder to find in this condition."

Arp Odyssey 2800 MKI white-face Analog Synthesizer SN 282424

via this auction

"Recently (a couple weeks ago) refurbished by one of the best techs in SoCal. Most 1970s Odysseys are in terrible electronic condition even if they look good. This one looks good and is in excellent electronic condition."

Octave Plateau The Cat Analog Synthesizer SN 83942

via this auction

"Octave The Cat analog synthesizer, their answer to the ARP Odyssey.

Recently refurbished by one of the best synth techs in SoCal so that the electronics are as good as the cosmetics (many Cats look great but are electronically thrashed - not this one)."

Roland SH-101 w/ Mods

via this auction

"Roland SH101 just serviced so working like a charm. It has had two mods done please see pics. 1st is a CV mod input for the VCF and 2nd the all important transpose hold switch."

Arp 2600 Analog Semi-modular Synthesizer With 3604 Keyboard SN 3620 0605

via this auction

"Recently (about a month ago) refurbished by one of the best techs in SoCal. Many 2600s are electronically flaky, and most of the 3604 keyboards are internally a wreck — but not this pairing."

Synth Stuff Ep. 47 - Access Virus TI2 Polar

Published on Aug 26, 2018 tritonrecordings

"Today we have the Virus TI Polar which is an incredibly powerful little synth. It's particularly popular among EDM musicians, but it's capable of quite a variety. I like to think of it as the power of a nice virtual instrument but in a physical box you can take on the road. I just used a Kawai K4 MIDI'ed up when I want a wider playing range."


Published on Aug 26, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Its like full metal jacket, you gotta be able to dismantle and pop your gun back together.. so why not your synth?!?!?!?"

Mattoverse Electronics Swell Echo Desktop with the Korg Volca FM

Published on Aug 26, 2018 mattoverse

Erica Synths Black Hole DSP 2 Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

Waldorf Quantum Presets by Synthesizer Video Service

[demo] My Own Presets (Quantum) Published on Aug 26, 2018

"Due to the fact that I really don't like the factory presets, I decided to program some own sounds for this little monster. I tried to cover a wide range of sounds, including bass, bellish, wavetable and string sounds but also sampling, granular and sequences. Some of you want to hear sounds without effects so I bypassed them from time to time. I also jumped between some menu pages so you can see a few configuations. Have a look on the modulations - there are some surprises!"

[demo] Resampling and Granular (Quantum)

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Synthesizer Video Service

"In this video I'm showing the resampling function which lets you record the output of the Quantum and use it again in the oscillator as a sample. Then I'm processing this sample with the particle/granular function, trying different configuations and values."

Waldorf Blofeld Beginner Tutorial Videos by Synthesizer Video Service

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Synthesizer Video Service


[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 1: Menu Pages
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 2: Multi Mode
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 3: Oscillators
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 4: Filters
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 5: Envelopes and LFOs
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 6: Modulation Matrix
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 7: Modifiers
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 8: Effects
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 9: Arpeggiator
[tutorial] Blofeld Samples 1: Is the Blofeld a Sampler?
[tutorial] Blofeld Samples 2: How to activate? (+ Factory Samples)
[tutorial] Blofeld Samples 3: How to prepare samples?
[tutorial] Blofeld Samples 4: How to transmit samples?
[tutorial] Blofeld Samples 5: Using samples + tricks!
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 10: LFO Basics
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 11: LFO Synchronization
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 12: LFO Randomness
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 13: Binary Modifiers
[tutorial] Blofeld Beginners 14: Modulation Resolution
[tutorial] Hard panned voices, again... (Blofeld)

Sunday Synth Jam - Sub Phatty and Minilogue

Published on Aug 26, 2018 SYNTHWAY

"Just a little jam with these incredible little synths.

Minilogue is playing a chord progression with the ARP MODE selected, going thru chorus and reverb.

Sub Phatty is playing a base sound with reverb.

The camera angle was far from ideal... sorry for that. The little Elektron box on the side is the Analog Rytm, not used in the jam."

Moog Grandmother Plays Cover of Jean Michel Jarre`s Equinoxe Pt. VII

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Denis Polic

"I usually do not make cover tracks, it came to me suddenly as i was noodeling with the sequencer of the Grandmother, and i tought: 'this sounds familiar to me', and i was simply forced to play it. It was a feeleng of a child i was once, hearing this tune for the first time that completely changed my approach to the music itself. Thanks Granny, i have this feeling once again, and i just wanted to share it with you, cheers and peace!!!"

Roland GAIA Tutorial - How To Find & Use The Hidden PCM Patch Bank

Published on Aug 26, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Live Patterns 2018 - a 21 minute selection of Cirklon scenes for a live performance 2018

Published on Aug 26, 2018 Luke Killen

"I played a short live set in Sydney this weekend. My last video was of the first quarter of the patterns which i've developed over the last few weeks, but there are a lot more, so decided that i'd string together the rest of the patterns which made to cut.

The set was only half an hour so i made about 20 minutes worth of patterns so i could linger and dub on certain sections.

There is no lingering and dubbing in this video just a string of scenes.

The setup is Cirklon sequencing a Eurorack Synthesiser and Clavia G2 modular synthesiser."

Patch n Tweak

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