MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Korg Pa1000 Arranger Workstation - All Playing, No Talking!

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Korg Pa1000 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Frank Tedesco jams on the Korg Pa1000 arranger workstation at Kraft Music.

The Korg Pa1000 professional arranger keyboard offers users an instrument with high sound quality, rich programs, authentic styles, and sampling features. With Defined Nuance Control (DNC) for added expressiveness when soloing and Kaoss MIDI and effect control from the tiltable color touch screen, the Pa1000 provides exciting performance possibilities. Other features include a semi-weighted 61-note keybed with aftertouch, microphone and guitar inputs with TC Helicon effects, and a built-in 2-way speaker system.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Korg Pa1000 arranger keyboard bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new arranger workstation, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"


via this auction

Behringer MS-101 vs Roland SH-101 - The 101 Shootout!

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Failed Muso

"Far from being a truly scientific comparison, I was fortunate enough to be loaned a genuine, mint-condition Roland SH-101 so that I could stack it up sonically against Behringer's forthcoming MS-101.

The main objective of this video is to demonstrate how close the MS-101 gets to sounding like the SH-101and to see if it really can be a viable alternative to a synth that still commands £1K+ on the second hand market. As such, it is more of a comparison video, rather than one that explores all the sonic possibilities, features and functionality of the MS-101.

Watch the video, judge for yourselves!"

Access Virus Classic -The Red Beast

via this auction

Pure Sound: Korg Volca Modular

Published on Feb 5, 2019 SUTURE SOUND

"Disclosure: A Korg employee gave me this synth at NAMM. They didn't ask me to make anything with it but hey it's a new synth and we're all curious how it sounds. This is a video of me using it for the first time, patched for about 20 minutes and trimmed it down to my favorite bits. Raw audio recorded direct with no post processing."

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2 Demo 16 Voice

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"A simple demo of two or three different patches I like on the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2. These are factory presets which I have modified slightly. No external effects used here - this is the Rev2 by itself recorded with OBS. I'm using the 16 voice model which is great for stacking voices.

The bass line halfway through the video is from repro 1 vst, not from the rev2."

Switched-ON Modular Meet 7pm-11pm / February 22nd

via Switched-ON Austin

Austin Modular Academy & Switched On Present:

Modular Meet Up!

7pm-11pm / February 22nd


Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

Portabellabz Synthi Card Random

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Todd Barton

"here's my second installment of exploring the noise and random voltage features of the new EMS Synthi (licensed) Card by
Be sure to checkout these audio files for best sound Great to have this onboard.! Wonderful sounds and timbres."

First installment here

Hertz Donut MKIII : Quick Audio Demo

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Short Demo of the Hertz Donut MKIII using mostly Industrial Music electronics and Harvestman modules."

The Black Hole Device Unknown Synthesizer Guitar Pedal

via this auction

Anyone know what this is? Not much from the listing:

"Black Hole Device Unknown Synthesizer Guitar Pedal Needs Work. Condition is For parts or not working."

Jupiter 6 - Pure Analog Goodness - No FX / Processing

Published on Feb 5, 2019 inside synthesis

"Just a few patches on the ol' Jupiter 6. While it certainly lacks the silky smooth pads and warmth of its big brother, the Jupiter 8, I think it can still sound great. Bright, brassy, and bold."

diy shimmer jx3p thing

Published on Feb 5, 2019 skinnerbox

Roland JUNO-60 arpeggiator fun through DW-8000

Published on Feb 5, 2019 synthlegends

"Another video and some improvisation fun tweaking the Roland JUNO-60 through the delay effect of the KORG DW-8000 E. The KORG DW-8000 E is a special modded version of the German distributor. It has an anlog in jack on the backside where you can route external audio signals through the internal delay effect of the DW-8000. Also it has got additional 16 waveforms on the ROM and 64 extra storage for patches. Have fun with this video and if you like, than like:-) Cheers!"

Yamaha MODX EDM/MUSICAL FX Presets Part 1

Published on Feb 5, 2019 synthartist69

Great Synth Mysteries Ep. 3: The Story of Jexus - Pt.2

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Noir Et Blanc Vie

Part 1 here

"*FYI: All music was composed and provided to me by Jexus personally.*
Check out the UPDATED website below. Jexus has a surprise for you there :)

Hey guys, this is part 2 of 2 for Great Synth Mysteries: The Story of Jexus. This was done in collaboration with Jexus. Some of us like myself miss him as he was a big inspiration. This was done with love, I've learned a lot about myself through this process. Why not donate to Jexus, he's done a ton for the whole community!"

Novation Offers Free Tracktion BioTek Plug-in and 30% Discount off BioTek 2

"Novation has revealed the latest offer for members of its Sound Collective community: the availability of Tracktion’s BioTek for free and a 30% discount off BioTek 2. BioTek will be available for download from 31 January to 4 April, and the 30% discount off BioTek 2 runs from 31 January to 4 May.

BioTek is a powerful, innovative virtual instrument that combines synthesis and sample playback across four morphable layers, within an intuitive single-screen interface. Get straight to the point with preset-specific macros, or go deep in the full-on Edit mode – BioTek’s empowering workflow lets the adventurous sound designer find their own path.

3am - Five12 Vector Sequencer Demo

Published on Feb 5, 2019 justin3am

"This is my first demo for the Vector sequencer from Five12.
The Vector is an incredibly flexible MIDI/CV sequencer in Eurorack format. Check out the Five12 website for more information."

STG Soundlabs: The Radiophonic One | Matt Chadra

Published on Feb 3, 2019 ClavAnother

"Here is a first look at the Radiophonic One, the first complete synthesizer made by STG Soundlabs. This system features the much anticipated .VCO module which is, in my opinion, the most musically useful and innovative Oscillator Module we have seen yet.

This new synth offers immediate gratification, and simply puts a smile on my face.

Also featured in this video is the awesome Sea Devils Filter, a module that has been on my wish list for quite some time now.

As I was having so much fun, I added a bit of reverb and delay."

2600 Arpeggio | TTSH Part 1

Published on Jan 27, 2019 ClavAnother

"2600 for hours part 1

Using the flexible arpeggiator in the Novation 61 SL MKIII"

Buddha (live)

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Learning Modular

"Yes, it'sa handheld camera, with camera audio, and coughing etc. audience members...but this gives an idea of the type of music I improvise live with friends. Not your standard EDM or noise-fest.

Chris Meyer: modular percussion, voices, & ambience
Lachlan Westfall: Stick w/Mel9
Peter Snyder: keyboards, modular
Richard Bugg: flute, multichannel audio"

Morphagene Variations on a Reel

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Todd Barton

"a short reel of shakuhachi flute samples I made and my simple (mostly) explorations and variations on the MakeNoise Soundhack Morphagene."

Akai Professional® Announces 3.0.1 Firmware Update for Force

The Press Release:

"Update introduces new Launch/Note Mode, side-chain compression (the Mother Ducker), updated recording preferences and improved auditioning of samples/loops.

Cumberland, RI USA (February 5, 2019) — Hot off the heels of Force’s public debut at NAMM 2019, Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the release of a 3.0.1 update that introduces a number of new features and workflow refinements to this ground-breaking live performance and music production device.

Force arms musicians, DJs and producers with all essential functionality for the modern clip- based workflow including clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-inch multi-touch display. Force is designed for the user who wants a standalone product with the latest in modern workflow techniques, free from being connected to the computer. Building on Force’s already-impressive capabilities, the 3.0.1 update introduces a highly innovative Launch/Note mode – now users can simultaneously harness the creative power of Force’s Note mode while launching clips on a split, single pad layout. Also included in 3.0.1 is the inclusion of the Mother Ducker and Mother Ducker input effects plugins - recently added to the MPC platform in version 2.4, this pair of processors allows users to create side-chain effects effortlessly via inserts within Force’s mixer window.

3.0.1 also includes a number of workflow refinements including
- Updated recording preferences allowing users to use fixed length clip recoding
- Improved auditioning of sample and loops within Force’s browser – now, files with
embedded tempo information will audition in sync with Force’s master BPM
- Drum program enhancements –users can mute or solo pads in a drum program
using Force’s hardware control surface
- Force can now load FLAC and OGG files
- The AIR dynamics plugins Compressor, Channel Strip, Maximizer, Transient and
Noise Gate now have metering to clearly indicate the input/output levels and the amount of gain reduction applied.

Force Highlights
- Standalone - no computer required
- 8x8 clip launch matrix with RGB LEDs
- 7” color capacitive multitouch display
- Mic/Instrument/Line inputs, 4 outputs
- MIDI In/Out/Thru via 1/8” TRS inputs (5-pin DIN adapters included)
- (4) configurable CV/Gate outputs to integrate your modular setup
- (8) touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays
- Time stretch/pitch shift in real time
- Comprehensive set of AIR effects and Hype, TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric synth
- Ability to record 8 stereo tracks
- 16GB of on-board storage (over 10GB of sound content included)

- 2GB of RAM
- Full-Size SD card slot
- User-expandable 2.5” SATA drive connector (SATA or HDD)
- (2) USB 3.0 slots for thumb drives or MIDI controllers

“At launch, Force immediately garnered unprecedented critical acclaim as a standalone device that offers all conveniences the modern clip-based workflow demands without the need for a computer,” said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. “3.0.1 signals our commitment to continually refine the platform, offering new devices and workflow enhancements that cement Force as the undisputed standalone creative powerhouse and an immersive natural extension of user’s creativity.”

3.0.1 will be available as a free update early February 2019. For further information on 3.0.1, visit

Force will be available internationally in February 2019. U.S. retail will be $1499.00.

For more information, visit

Roland Jupiter 8 - Benjamin LAZZARUS

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Benjamin LAZZARUS

This track is only made with sounds coming from the Roland jupiter 8 (Analog synthesizer 1981).
Video: "Kill Bill", Quentin Tarantino 2003

GRP Vocoder V22

Spotted on


"GRP has just shown a vocoder as a draft, he obviously has access to his 22 tapes - hence his name V22 - and you can patch them apparently - which usually does not work, certainly analog and therefore interesting."

A cliff called time - Modular in the cave 2 (eurorack modular synthesizer idm trance ambient jam)

Published on Feb 4, 2019 Modular in the cave

"Little ambient jam using 3x Nintendo DS with electroplankton (hanebow, lumiloop and sun-animalcule) into my eurorack modular.2 pico dsp, a black hole dsp, blue lantern sir mixalot, expert sleepers disting mk4 compression algorithm on the master. Recorder live directly into a Canon 600d with magic lantern"

Vintage Akai AX60 Analog 6 Voice Poly Synth w/ LED Fader Mod

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander

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Dr. Böhm Digital Drums (1983) - short demo

Published on Jan 9, 2018 Xaver von Treyer

"Short demo of my Böhm Digital Drums which got an in depth cleanup today. Works flawlessly again."

Oberheim TVS1 Two Voice (built between 1975-1979) - simple sequencer jam

Published on Oct 15, 2018 Xaver von Treyer

"A quick jam on the freshly serviced Oberheim TVS1. Up for sale soon via the known channels: eBay & Spheremusic. If it doesn't meet the price expectation I will keep it. It's a beautiful synthesizer and it sounds amazing. I used to own a SEM and sold it. This is a notch above the SEM to put it mildly: sequencer 2 SEMs, a keyboard, S&H, semi-modular mod. It checks all the boxes and the guy that did the service did an amazing job.

This is the real thing. No re-issue, no clone. Pure analog bliss."

Roland SH-7 duophonic synthesizer (short demo triggered by TR-707)

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Xaver von Treyer

"A short demo I recorded in 2014. I no longer own this synth. As good as it sounded we never really bonded properly so it found a new loving home."


IMG 0211 Published on Dec 11, 2016 ricardo d'orlando

Sequential Circuits SCI Prophet VS - Dark Sounds 2

Published on Feb 5, 2019 waterdropmusic

"Welcome to Episode # 2 of Dark Sounds made with the SCI Prophet VS."

Dark Sounds 1 here

The Wild Side of the Delta VCF 8HP Eurorack Synth Demo

Published on Feb 5, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2019

This is my Delta VCF 8HP analog filter module.
It's an adaptation of the Korg Delta/Poly-61 filter.
The Delta VCF 8HP is the same circuit as my previous versions.
Today I'm patching into the wilder side of this filter.
I bumped the resonance trimpot a bit for this one.
So be warned, there's a bit of wonderful resonant squealing ahead.

Arturia Drumbrute Impact, Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box, Synthesis Technology E352 Cloud Terrarium, CEM3340 VCO, Batumi, 2xVCA, 2xADSR, Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Varigate4, Temps Utile.

Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, no effects."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough (Overview)

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Red Means Recording

"Hi it's a series of videos covering the various functions of the Teenage Engineering OP-Z."

ADDAC System 306 VC Transitions - Performance orientated macro control for Eurorack

Published on Feb 5, 2019 DivKidVideo

"So here we have the absolutely lovely little ADDAC System 306 VC Transitions Eurorack module. It creates "macro controller" type performance orientated control with some simple patching and set up. There's 5 offset voltage outputs that can have a minimum (or starting) voltage and then a range of voltage added on top. Want to move from 1V to 3.5V or from 10V back to 7V? Then this does that easily and it does it with 5 individual outputs all scaled and trimmed to suit their sources controlled by a slider on the bottom of the module. That slider is also CV controllable turning the module into a 1 CV to 5 CV output with each of the 5 CVs related in movement but individual in their ranges and movement. It works right up to audio rates too.


00:09 Patch previews

00:59 Feature run down

02:01 Demo patch, setting up “macro controllers” and modulating multiple things.

05:58 CV input, modulation offset/attenuation and distribution.

06:24 Audio rate modulation

06:39 Performing with the modulation, IE modulating the modulation.

07:35 Sonic gestures controlling logic gates, function generators, filter cut off, res and type and PWM.

09:00 Macro control over a granular sampler.

10:58 A novel approach to performing with quad chord voices and intervals.

13:30 Wavetables, wave folding and frequency shifting!

14:37 Controlling multiple FX modules."

Behringer MS-101 Overview

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Failed Muso

"In this video, I go through the features and functionality of the Behringer MS-101 and demonstrate some of its abilities."

Luke Neptune- Mother Earth (subtitled version)

Published on Feb 5, 2019 Luke Neptune

"I’ve uploaded this subtitled version of my track Mother Earth.
Some people have asked who the lady is that does the speech in the middle of the track? Her name is Valerie Kaur, she’s a documentary maker & American civil rights activist. The speech is from an interfaith service on the NYE of 2016 which was called after a series of hate crimes in the USA, including earlier that week when a Sikh man was shot in his driveway by a masked man who shouted ‘go back to your own country’ before pulling the trigger.
For me the message is simple... Love over hate."

Ambient Minilogue Synth Improvisation

Published on Feb 5, 2019 RemixSample

"Hey! Just running through Korg Minilouge patches over some music I've made. Random Minilouge Jam session. I left a longer version of the ambient track at the end. I can't guarantee any chakra opening or explosions but I think it's pretty relaxing."

ROLAND JUPITER-6 | Relaxing ambient drone music soundscape 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Feb 5, 2019 synth4ever

"Roland Jupiter 6 synth demo - playing relaxing ambient chillout drone music on Jupiter 6 analog synth from Roland.

This ambient drone synthesizer music and soundscape created via oscillators, LFOs, bandpass filter and delay effects from Strymon El Capistan."

Ensoniq EPS-16 plus Sampler + Roland RE 201 Space Echo test

Published on Feb 4, 2019 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Ensoniq EPS-16 plus Sampler + Roland RE 201 Space Echo test

Ensoniq EPS-16 plus controlled by Ableton Push

the RE-201 power board has been recapped with Hi-grade capacitors."

subtokyoshop on eBay

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