MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Multi-timbral / Multi-Voice FM and sampling demo on the Percussa mSSP

Published on Dec 17, 2018 PERCUSSA

"Layered FM and sampling multi-timbral demo, in which we tweak ratio/detuning parameters of FM operators of the FM part of the patch. Each voice in the patch consists of 2 sine oscillators with amplitude envelopes, as well as one sample player, looping a vocal sample. The voices go to an internal bus and reverb module. In the second part of the video we switch to a different FM patch without sample playback in the voices, where we tweak amplitude and modulation envelopes of the FM operators. All sound synthesized on the mSSP and recorded on the big SSP.

Back the Percussa mSSP at

Sample by elnaturel on, see"

Hartmann Neuron Synthesizer

via this auction

"The German-made Hartmann Neuron was a polyphonic synthesizer that attempted to break new ground using a new form of synthesis and sound-modeling they say was based on technology found in neural networks. What the Neuron actually does is it analyzes audio files (samples) and creates digital computer models of these sounds which can then be re-synthesized and processed using the extensive amount of on-board data-wheels and joysticks with control of more 'musical' sonic aspects such as instrument shape, size and acoustic behavior. The joysticks allow for real-time tweaking of up to three parameters at once - 3D modeling in a true 5.1 surround sound environment. Comes with original manual, power cord and extra orange joystick knobs."

New Product Teasers from Pittsburgh Modular

Roland SH 7 filter tracking modulation

Published on Dec 17, 2018 UFO LFO

"Even without the oscillator's in action the Roland SH 7 is a very interesting filter modulation instrument. The filter has key tracking and may be modulated with oscillator 2, envelope follower, Looping LFO triggered envelopes, Sample & Hold, external ring mod input, ect."

EMS VCS33 To the bench....

Published on Dec 17, 2018 Really Nice Audio

"Learn how to transport a blown up EMS VCS3 to the bench.
For this lesson you will need your 'secret santa' fake monster slippers with the hairy toes."

Synthesizer Show and Tell: OB-6 (DSI/Oberheim)

Published on Dec 17, 2018 Learson Peak

"Synthesizer Show & Tell EP: 7 covers the OB-6 (Tom Oberheim/Dave Smith)

0:00 - Introduction
1:05 - Track Preview
1:34 - But Can It Do 80’s?
2:57 - Bass
4:50 - Get Plucky
6:12 - Portamento Mushrooms
6:36 - Sound Effects
7:22 - Take Me To Your Leader
9:34 - Filter
10:44 - Outro
11:24 - Original Track


DSI/Oberheim OB-6 Desktop
Roland JX-8P (as a MIDI controller)
Moog Expression Pedal
EV RE-20 Vocal Microphone
Neve 500 Series 511 (Mic preamp)
Focusrite Clarett 8Pre-X
Pro Tools 12
Video Recoded with iPhone 6+"

Vintage ARP Quadra Poly Synthesizer

ARP Quadra demo @ RetroLinear Published on Dec 18, 2018 RetroLinear

via this auction

"We're proud to offer this amazing ARP Quadra for sale. This synth has been painstakingly restored and upgraded to 11 in every way possible. Before we get into specifics on its electronic restoration. Cosmetically speaking this synthesizer is in great condition a solid 8/10 overall. There are signs of use as it's from the late 1970s. The button panel had a few areas which began to split (this is a notorious problem) unfortunately no companies produce replacements. We've fabricated a clear vinyl overlay using quality 3m material which is affixed atop the existing button strip, effectively bolstering the button strip. Both wooden sides have imperfections, metal work overall is clean, few touched up areas. Please be sure to check out all the pictures.

ARP dove head first into the Polysynth race combining the OMNI and SOLUS into one single unit with ADSR, phasing , chorus, arpeggiator , after-touch ,and basic preset memory. These were almost unheard of features in a single unit during the late 1970's- quite ahead of its time. Tonally this synth sounds vast - it produces a massive analog expanse of lush string tones layered in chorus and phasing. Has the signature ARP lead sound as well. Overall it's hard to beat! Independent 1/4" outputs for each section bass, strings, poly and lead synth or stereo left / right output or mono. Lots of output flexibility.

TB303 Devilfish + Volca Beats

Published on Dec 17, 2018 Honeysmack

"Jamming the TB303 with Volca Beats. Help from the Analog Heat and TR09 (out of picture).

'The greatest ownership of all is to glance around and understand.'
William Stafford"

Oberheim Matrix 6 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

MOUTH CAM 2.0// OB-6, DX-7, Prologue, Juno-106, Squarp Pyramid, TR-8

Published on Dec 17, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Descriptions are hard sometimes and I'm at work trying to get away with furthering my own personal interests, so here's a new video for you! There are synthesizers in it, and also sequencers and drum machines and we play them live and then the sequencer pretty much does the rest! Thats how we like it!"

Analogue Solutions Generator - Complete Guide Part 4 - Voltage Generator

Part 4 added here.

User Sample Import Now Available for the Sequential Prophet X and XL

Official Prophet X and XL Mapping Utility Overview Published on Dec 17, 2018 8dioproductions


The Prophet X and Prophet XL provide two fully independent, stereo sample based instruments per voice (up to 4 in Stack/Split mode). Samples can be manipulated through various onboard modulation, sample stretching, in-depth loop controls, tone shaping, a vast array on board effects and of course a true stereo analog low-pass filter.

With the free 8Dio Mapping Utility you are now able to import your very own samples into the Prophet X or XL.

While 8Dio continues to offer an ever-growing range of Official Add-On Packs, the Mapping Utility is a great way for you to incorporate older recordings into this modern classic.

The workflow has been designed so that you can directly import, assign, adjust mapping and label your own sample-sets, ready for loading in to your Prophet X or XL."

Regarding how much space you have to work with, via Sequential:

"150 GB of factory-installed 16-bit, 48 kHz sampled instruments created by 8Dio. An additional 50 GB of samples can be added by purchasing additional sound libraries. User-sample import is planned for December, 2018."

Novation Peak 1.2: Tutorial and 10 patch ideas

Published on Dec 17, 2018 loopop

"10 patch ideas for making the most out of Peak's new 1.2 firmware.


0:00 Intro
1:10 What is Peak?
3:05 What’s new in 1.2?
3:10 Exploring the new wavetables
4:40 Wavetable patch ideas
6:10 New matrix design
6:40 New FX matrix
7:10 FX patch ideas
9:30 Two new LFOs
10:30 LFO patch ideas
11:25 Looping envelopes
12:15 Hold stage
13:00 Delay stage trick
13:35 Microtuning
14:05 Init live mode
14:35 MIDIsynth Peak
15:55 More presets

The intro and outro to this video are very loosely based on "Almost Winter" by Yehezkel Raz. Yeah, it's 3 notes, but damn he knows how to play 3 notes."

DSI Prophet 6 & Eventide Timefactor

Published on Dec 17, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

David Haberfeld - Live from El Rancho studios (Carl Cox and Awesome Soundwave presents)

Premiered 15 hours ago Awesome Soundwave

"Our mate David Haberfeld (AKA Honeysmack) came by and showed us some of his gear and made this rather sublime techno track - live right then and there! After we tried to steal his gear we thought it would be a great idea to share this video with you!



Unfolding Forms by Anthony Child Featuring the Pin Electronics Portabella.

"I wanted to make some of my new personal music projects available to you in a more direct and immediate way.

Recorded using a Pin Electronics Portabella."

via Resident Advisor

"Unfolding Forms is an eight-track, digital only album on Child's Dynamic Tension label, released without advance notice. A tweet from Child announcing the album said, 'I wanted to make some of my new personal music projects available to you in a more direct and immediate way,' and called this LP the "first release," implying that more are to come. The album was recorded on a Pin Electronics Portabella modular synthesizer. It's Child's second full-length of the year, following Luminosity Device this past spring."

Live Techno jam with MC202 + Volca Kick and Beats

Published on Dec 16, 2018 Honeysmack

"Live Techno jam with MC202, Volca Kick and Beats, Analog Heat and TR09 (out of picture)."

VCV Rack Modular Challenge - 4 days, 10 min a day, 1 patch [from scratch]

Published on Dec 17, 2018 VCV Rack Ideas

"Support me to get patches and sample packs -

I often observed how the attitude to the track\patch\idea changed the next day during my long musical practice. And of course, the ears and the brain get tired.
So... I decided to challenge myself based on this! Patch from scratch, 4 days and 10 min a day of patching.
I'll show you a full 40 minutes of challenge and sometimes explain what I do to make it more interesting to watch. Hope this will be useful for you!

Follow me:

Eurorack Sync & Reset Issues

Published on Dec 17, 2018 Learning Modular

"Different clocked modules interpret their 'reset' input in two different ways. Of course, my main two pattern generators (Grids and Euclidean Circles, both being driven by Pamela's New Workout) each used a different method, so I had to find a way to resolve them. Here's what did and didn't work, and why.

This video was originally created for the Learning Modular Patreon supporters, and came with a long post providing more detail:
Please consider joining; you'll get access to a lot more videos and posts like these."

CATCH FM effect demo

Published on Dec 17, 2018 ReBach

"CATCH series FM effect demo

In this demo the CATCH series which shows its FM possibilities. Here a VCO modulates the other with an ADSR and VCF in the signal path of both VCOs. In addition, there is a sound where an ADSR incl VCF in self-oscillation modulates the CV input of the VCO."

Behringer MS-101 In Pre-Production

via Uli Behringer on Gearslutz:

"Here is a quick update.

We're now in pre-production with the MS-101. It took longer than we anticipated as we're running our factory at near maximum capacity.

Pre-production means we're now producing around 50 units to ensure everything is in order. Provided we don't find any issues, mass production will then commence a month later, which would be January.

Thanks for your patience.


Novation Bass Station MKI

via this auction

"The Bass Station is a simple but fantastic sounding little monosynth. It is very light and can run on batteries. The voice architecture is loosely inspired by the 303 with similar filter and oscillator circuits. The design takes the idea further with a full adsr, second oscillator, and the keyboard. There is also a basic preset system with 7 memory locations and a manual setting.

This synth is in great shape and includes a power supply."

Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Analog Synthesizer SN 9148

via this auction

"This listing is for one Sequential Circuits Pro-One vintage analog synthesizer. It is working great, keybed was recently cleaned and the power supply filter caps have been replaced (brand-new Nichicons). It looks nice as well with only small signs of use."

Audiothingies Micromonsta Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream 8-voice analogue polyphonic synthesizer SN 556

via this auction

Studio Electronics Folktek'd Tonestar Folktek Eurorack Module

via this auction

You can find a video of one previously posted here.

Synth Jam with Make Noise René 2 Sequencer | Reverb Synth Sessions

Published on Dec 17, 2018 Reverb

"Watch redstripedown make noise with the Make Noise René 2, a fascinating sequencer that encourages sonic exploration.

Read More here
Buy Make Noise René 2
Buy Expressive E Touché
More from redstripedown"

100% arturia Pigments sounds demo track + free samples stems

Published on Dec 17, 2018 Polynominaldotcom

"A full track using only plugin Arturia Pigments. You can freely donwload some samples stems including loops, noises and textures.

free samples:

NOTE: polynominal dot com is not associated or affiliated with Arturia in any manner"


Published on Dec 17, 2018 UncertainMusicCorps

"Workout for the 208 Toolbox.
Using random voltages to change sequence length adds interest and animation to a simple sequence playing on the complex oscillator. Waveshape and timbre is being modulated by a slow, self-cycling envelope.
Lead is from the Mod oscillator being modulated by an external Eurorack oscillator. The shape of the external wave and the modulation depth is controlled by the same envelope as the sequence.
Keyboard touch voltage is slewed to act as the envelope source for the lead voice, freeing up the envelope for its LFO like functions.

CVGT1 provides communication between the easel and the Euro module. There is also a clocked delay in the mix. Otherwise, recorded live and loud."

Sewn -- A Solar-Powered Analog Modular Synthesizer

Published on Dec 17, 2018 ellis tronics

"Etsy Listing:::

Sewn is a Solar-Powered Analog Modular Synthesizer. Consisting of 3 Internal Synth Modules, this Musical Instrument specializes in exploring audio chaos hidden within the infinite Analog Spectrum.

The 3 Internal Modules are to be interconnected via patch wires in various and experimental ways. These connections create new circuit pathways that often result in wildly unexpected sounds and textures.

The 3 Internal Modules are: (2) Independent Primitive "Push/Pull" Oscillators and (1) Mixer/Amp with 5 Unique Gain Stage Inputs to shape incoming Signals.

The Oscillator Modules Pitch Range is set by Selecting and Plugging in Different Sized Capacitors into the "Capacitor-Slots". The Larger the Chosen Capacitor is, the Lower the resulting Pitch/Frequency will be. Each Oscillator contains 2 Slots for Inserting the provided Capacitors, by Mixing and Matching different Capacitor types and sizes, many variations of Waveform Symmetry and Resulting Tonalities are Possible. Playing the Sewn Synthesizer is all about Experimentation!

Live Vinyl Remix - GZA (Wu-Tang) with Circuit, Volcas & OP-1

Published on Dec 17, 2018 MakingSpaces

"I thought this GZA record would sound good with a loop I made a while back on the Novation Circuit. So I synced it up and messed around a little, then recorded this. Trying not to over think it."

Volca Bass & Volca Sample vs. Microbrute in a Drum'n'Bass jam

Published on Dec 17, 2018 Tiny RobotZ

158 bpm Drum'n'Bass
Volca Bass
Volca Sample
Arturia Microbrute
Mini KP 2S
Xenyx Q1002USB

Dave Smith OB6 Oberheim 6 - video games and movie soundtrack style sounds

Published on Jul 14, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"Here are mostly my and some changed factory sounds of OB6. It is video game and movie soundtrack side of Oberheim 6 from DSi. More Dark, Cinematic and Atmosphere.

I used OB6 on my newest album "Der Weg" - dark synthwave, berlin school, Boards of Canada meet Tangerine Dream electronic music.

Here is Spotify link:

Check my site for newest video games, movies and albums which I composed:"

Is that best synth for synthwave and 80s sound? - Oberheim Matrix 6

Published on Jul 28, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"Here are sounds from Oberheim Matrix 6. I think this is one of the best synthesizer for synthwave and 80s style sounds. This sound is right out of the box without sweeteners. Only Alter Ego 2 is used as delay effects.

I use it on my synthwave/berlin school album "Der Weg". Here is the link in Spotify:

Oberheim Matrix 6 is also one of main synth for Com Truise.

I'm video games composer known from Dying Light, Dead Island and The Witcher. More info about me:"

Roland Jupiter 6 my custom and some original sounds

Published on Jun 23, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"More mellow side of the Roland Jupiter 6. Still very powerful. This is great synthesiser from 80s. Most sounds are my custom sounds.

Jupiter is playing important role on my new album "Der Weg". The electronic, synthesizer album is nostalgic, full of melodies and dark atmosphere. Berlin school and synthwave inspired."

"Der Weg"Pawel Blaszczak album Oberheim Matrix 6 Moog Model D Tonestar 2600 P6 Partially Live Jam

Published on Jun 11, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"My newest track playing partially live from my album "Der Weg" I used Oberheim Matrix 6, Moog Model D, Tonestar 2600, Prophet 6 (recorded earlier), Roland D50 vst, Waldorf PPG vst, ME80 vst"

Live Jam Roland TR-09 TB-03 Teenage Engineering OP-1

Published on Sep 2, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"Here is my today live jam with Roland TR-09 TB-03 and Teenage Engineering OP-1. No other gear was used. Only plugings for mastering a little bit - limiter and MM1."

Lovely Visual Effect on Roland TR09 boutique

Published on Aug 28, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"I love this effect on Roland TR09. Reminds me 80s Arkanoid retro video game from Commodore 64 :)

Underneath is track from my album "Der Weg". Available on Spotify, iTunes Music etc. Tangerine Dream meets Boards of Canada and in this track Roland TR909 from RolandCloud.

Here is link for full album:"

Prophet 5 more dark side with own patches - small live jam

Published on Nov 17, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"Here is my little jam with Prophet 5. I created my own patches. They are little bit more soundtrack oriented than most pop style Prophet 5 jams on the youtube. Hope you'll like it."

U-He Repro 5 vs Prophet 5

Published on Dec 16, 2018 PawelBlaszczak_Composer

"U-he Repro 5 vs Prophet 5 rev 3.3.

Low keyboard is Repro 5. Higher is P5. They are sounding pretty damn close. It is really matter of if you're synth nerd or not :) Other way there is no reason for spending so much money for real thing. You must just love it like I do.

Differences are in details. It is not about more low end or anything like that. Resonance filter is sounding different. Repro 5 pulse oscillator is sounding like in new Prophet 5. In my Prophet 5 pulse osc didn't sound like pulse anymore. Osc B detuning sounding more aggressive. Also Prophet 5 has something more 3d in it. But Repro 5 is a genius VST. Sometimes I like sound from Repro 5 more as from Prophet. I really wish Urs Heckmann would like to make Jupiter 6, 8, Arp 2600, CS-80, RSF Kobol or any other analog synth which is very high priced or rare.

I using Repro 5 on my album - "Der Weg" where Tangerine Dream meets Boards of Canada:

Check my site if you want to know more about me:

At beginning 2019 will be my new album available where I played only Prophet 5 and Minimoog Model D. Just two great synths."

Patch n Tweak

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