MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

GEOSynths Sound Design Tutorials - DSI REV 2 - HighPass Pad

Published on Feb 26, 2019 GEOSynths

"With this Swept Pad, I use a number of techniques with the LFO's and Mod Matrix, as well as layering it up, but the main purpose is to show you how to use the Aux Envelope to modulate the FX."

GEOSynths - Synth Show Reviews - Novation PEAK

Published on Feb 26, 2019 GEOSynths

"So, I get asked the same sort of question over and over, which is 'This Synth vs That Synth vs That one'. Now I decided to a Sound designers Review of 10 Synths that I have made Banks of Patches for and come up with 5 areas to go over and to to give them a score out of 20, for a final total.

These are:

Features - 15
Workflow - 16
Sound Design - 17
Versatility - 16
Value For money - 14

Novation PEAK gets - 78/100"

Making a Paper Cup Microphone. Less than $10!

Published on Feb 26, 2019 LeoMakes

This one isn't directly synth related, but LeoMakes is a supporting member of the site, and some of you out there might find this one useful. You can use the mike with your synths and modular. :)

"Yes--it's true! You can make a microphone out of a paper cup, some magnets and some wire. It's definitely not going to replace any of my (or your) studio mics, but it's a fun lo-fi DIY project. Did I mention it was less than $10?

Have you built any microphones of your own? Do you have an experience repairing mics? Please share your wisdom and leave comments on how one might improve on this very basic (and hack-y) design!"

Jia Huizhen - Never Grow Old by The Cranberries (Live Studio Session)

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Jia Huizhen

With the BEMI Buchla Music Easel.

"We cover The Cranberries’song 'Never Grow Old' to celebrate Dolors O’Riordan.
Her voice always reminds us
“Don’t let anyone limit your dreams.
Don’t let yourself limit yourself.”
Stay young forever.
Love Dolors O’Riordan.
Please Support us :"

Poinciana - Electric bossanova

Published on Feb 22, 2019 Jim Harris

"Vintage exotica with some electric boss nova! Bossa nova bass pattern and extended chords study based on Poinciana. Original music by Nat Simon. Keyboard patch is the Yamaha CP80 electric grand and a vintage Korg Rhythm 33 is laying down a sizzling electronic bossa nova groove."

Switched-on Autumn Leaves (head and solo)

Published on Feb 25, 2019 Jim Harris

"Autumn Leaves. Original music by Joseph Kosma. Performed on piano and Roland monosynth (hence 'Switched-on', after Wendy Carlos). Playing chords and tune, then solo. First studied October 2017."

1979 Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 SN 1066

via this auction

Crumar OMB-2 Analog Synth Bass Pedal & Drum Machine SN 814

via this auction

Studio Electronics ATC-Xi - Quad Filter System SN 1260

via this auction

"Studio Electronics ATC-Xi - Quad Filter System - Discrete Analog Monophonic Synthesizer --- In excellent condition! 100% functional! Looks excellent!
This is a beast. A bass and lead monster.
All four filters present: Moog 24db Lowpass, Oberheim 12db lowpass and bandpass, 303 Lowpass and ARP lowpass. Oscillator 1 has a sine waveform instead of the usual triangle waveform. Switchable VCAs from ATC-X's Moog Source transistor array style or the classic SE-1X fully discrete Minimoog style amplifier from front switch. Built in analog distortion."

MIDX-20 Update Firmware - With Boss GP-10 - PLUS Korg Arp Odyssey Reissue

Published on Feb 26, 2019 WayneJoness

"Details on how to upgrade the Primova Sound MIDX-20 to install the MIDI Bridge for the Boss GT-1 and Boss GP-10. These steps will also work for the Fender Mustang V2 and others."

Demo with the KORG Odyssey at 2:33.

Create Helicopter Sound Effect Analog Synth DIY Arp Odyssey Program

Published on Feb 26, 2019 WayneJoness

"How to make a helicopter or engine sound effect using a basic analog synthesizer. Use white or pink noise with filter modulation. Add in low frequency VCO drone for added effect. Demonstration with Korg Arp Odyssey desktop module reissue synth."

Custom Synthplex Eurorack Modular Drum System

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Synthplex is happening in Burbank California March 28th-31st 2019. We are going to have a booth there where you can play with this eurorack drum system as well as other synths and gear. There will be lots of eurorack and other manufactuers there with booths as well as performances and workshops. Follow our Instagram @perfect_circuit for a chance to win free tickets.

Synthplex tickets are available here:

This system uses the Doepfer A-157 as the core sequencer with a Pittsburgh Lifeforms sequencer for CV sequencing. There are two drum/synth voices from Noise Engineering, the Basimilus Iteritas Alter and Manis Iteritas.

The rest of the system is built around synthesis with two noise generators, SSF Quantum Rainbow 2 and Hexinverter VCNO. For oscillators there are two Make Noise STOs and a Sinc Iter. Filtering comes from an AJH Mini-Moog style ladder filter and Intellijel MS-20 style Morgasmatron. There are six envelopes from Maths and Quadra and a discrete transistor VCA/mixer made by combining multiple XAOC Tallins with a unity mixer. There is also a WMD/SSF DPLR delay effect."

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

teenage engineering op-1 | wispy beat-driven lo-fi dreampop

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Synth & Sundry

"The OP-1 from teenage engineering is being used to combine an airy radio sample with programmed drums and the dr wave synth engine. Later the master channel is heavily processed with CWO effect as well as the 3-band master EQ.

This little machine rarely stops surprising me. I can't believe that the re-release is happening at a higher price than when it originally came out."

Fender Rhodes Chroma Polaris Synthesizer

via this auction

honky-tonk Klone Kit 2 1983

via this auction

You can find a few others via the Klone label here.

Moog Sonic Six - Vintage Analog Synthesizer 1972 SN 2026

via this auction


Published on Feb 26, 2019 LESINDES

"TWISTED ELECTRONES HAPINES is a multitrack chip tune synthesizer that is inspired by the RP2A07 sound chip found from NES games console."

New WMD METRON Tutorials

Tutorials 4 - 6 have been added to this post.

Obrero rig 2019

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Joakim Floke

"This rig is a one time only rig for a live show with Obrero. Just for the fun of it. Ensoniq Mirage, Ensoniq ESQ-1, Eventide H9, Lounsberry Organgrinder, Neo Instruments Ventilator II."

Cs2x Synth Pad & Koto 'I Dream of Tokyo' Song-A-Day & RPM Challenge 25

Published on Feb 26, 2019 ChrisLody

"Song-A-Day & RPM Challenge 25

I spent most of my time tonight crafting this stonking great big pad sound on the Yamaha Cs2x and almost didn't know what to do with it. It ended up turning out nothing like what I was planning when I went in the studio but never mind. So lots of Cs2x synth pad action and it XG (extended general midi) Koto sound which I think sound quite nice in the mix. Apologies for the slightly blurry crossfades, I managed to knock the camera between tracks."

Levitated - JUNO DUBSTA

Published on Dec 22, 2018 Levitated Sounds

This track is available at:

New from supporting member, Levitated.

A DARK PLOT OF LAND Irrational Agent / Ghost Events

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Modern experimental music from “a dark plot of land".

Irrational Agent: Ghost Events was recorded live on 2-25-2019 using a modular synthesizer focusing on 3 granular samplers controlled by random modules and chance events.

The Irrational Agent operates a system of circumstances in which the belief and will of the performer/machine/spirit world determine the probability of the results or “ghost events”.

The Irrational Agent works within degrees of belief that certain outcomes are predestined to emerge.

This 35:15 performance is also available to purchase as a 48k sample rate, 24 bit wav file download at

Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"


Published on Feb 26, 2019 Alba Ecstasy

"Maybe you are interested to hear how two #ToraizAS1 would fit together in a track, both being sequenced.
On the Toraiz that plays bass, I run a 120BPM sequence. On the other one, a #sequence is playing at 60BPM. No connectivity between them, both are manually synced (and this can be heard a little bit later where they become little out of sync)(and this also shows that at different tempos (even I used a ratio of the tempo), two different Toraiz are...different!).
BTW: both Toraiz are siblings, having consecutive serial numbers: my friend bought it first, last year, mine I bought it a few days ago!
Effects: Boss DD7, Boss RV-6, Neunaber Slate (a little reverb for the bass line)."

New Vintage E-Mu Modular Pics

New close-up pics of the modules have been added to this post.

Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer Vocoder Limited Edition BLACK

via this auction

"Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer Vocoder Limited Edition BLACK! This super rare synth comes in black on black, works perfectly and is in fantastic condition. included is everything shown! vocoder mic, power supply and if course this awesome looking keyboard."

Even the buttons are black.


via this auction



You can find a demo previously posted here.

Roland System-100M 110 VCO/VCF/VCA Module SN 750146

via this auction

"110/ VCO single oscillator (with VCA and VCF sections)"

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Devilfish Mod. + Bag

via this auction

Studio Electronics SE-1x Black

via this auction

"Studio Electronics Se-1x 3 osc analog rackmount synthesizer."

Korg 900 PS,vintage analog keybaord,1975

via this auction

Yamaha TX81Z FM Synthesizer Patches Bank 2 [Demo #4] (no FX)

Published on Feb 26, 2019 gstormelectro

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

Some new selected patches on the TX81Z FM Synthesizer.
Dark soundscape, dreamy, indie synthwave stuff.
This time without the Big Sky Reverb.
Using a single TX81Z unit.
Raw, naked, mono, FM synthesis goodness.

0:00 cold opening
0:10 Bangzwap!, noise stab
0:22 Dream4Days, breathy pad
0:46 Vaporware, choral pad
1:11 Vinyl Tone, bell tone + vinyl crackle static noise
1:30 ChorusSyn, swirly synth
1:45 Warm Poly, big ol' fat poly
2:11 Poles, smooth metalic tones
2:32 Harmonix, glitchy pad + EP
2:47 $ummer Cola, dreamy pad
3:03 Retrofit, 80s synth
3:36 Love Scene, soundtrack
4:06 Icewave, chilly brooding soundscape
4:40 Ruination, dark soundtrack

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
No other effects nor processing of any kind."

SUPERBOOTH19 – Berlin 09. - 11. May

SUPERBOOTH19 – Berlin 09. - 11. May from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"SUPERBOOTH19 is the biggest trade fair for electronic musical instruments. 250 exhibitors, 30+ concerts each day, workshops and DIY.

Tickets now on sale at

SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19"

"Besides the 250 exhibitors from all over the world, SUPERBOOTH19 offers more than 30 concerts and workshops every day. International artists from all genres of electronic music will be present in the three-day program accompanying the trade fair.

Daniel Miller (Mute Records) will play the full version of his modular live set, Robert Lippok (Raster-Media) will be there, as will Scottish musician and instrument maker Ken Macbeth together with T.Raumschmiere (Shitkatapult). Caterina Barbieri plays a Gesprächskonzert for Frap Tools. Christian Vogel, Barbara Morgenstern, Lucid Grain, CYRK, Kebu, Kypski, Tilted Circle, POND – the keyboard electronics classic of the GDR – and more will be playing on the many stages at SUPERBOOTH19. The winners of Ick mach Welle, a music project that enables people with disabilities to play electronic music, are also represented in the program of SUPERBOOTH19.

Educational Saturday
Saturday at SUPERBOOTH19 will be dedicated to education and thus reflects the tradition of the event space FEZ Berlin. The workshops on Modular Synthesizers and DIY offered especially for pupils and students make Saturday particularly attractive for young people. That applies in particular, because of the special pricing for educational institutions, which can apply for strongly discounted ticket contingents. But also for all other guests there are different educational opportunities in the program on all days of the event.

Although the event offers a daily program until 11 pm, there are still several official aftershow-events to celebrate the rest of the night. The C-Base as a publicly accessible and official venue is complemented by three company events in the OHM-Club – for both locations there is currently a program with a lot of live music in the making. C-Base and OHM can be reached very comfortably with the regular boat shuttle.

Boat-trip to SUPERBOOTH19
The free shuttle service runs several times a day between FEZ and Mitte and ensures a relaxed journey to SUPERBOOTH19 and also back to Mitte. This is a great opportunity to make new contacts, talk shop or enjoy the unusual perspective of Berlin.

Visitors with a trade visitor ticket can enter the fair at 10 am. All other guests can buy full-day tickets, which are valid from 1 pm to midnight and will give you access to the C-Base for the after-show events. If you only want to see the evening program, you can buy tickets from March onwards which allow admission from 6 pm. Children and young people up to the age of 16 can attend the event free of charge."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough (Tape, Control, and Utility Tracks)

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Red Means Recording

Red Means Recording Teenage Engineering OP-Z Walkthrough videos


Published on Feb 26, 2019 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Test run of the hardware Acid set for the Brothers Grim Techno Party in Bristol on the 9th March 2019"

No Fate - Terminator theme on the Noistation

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Love Hultén


Brew Music with Korg: KCBC of Brooklyn, NY

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Korg

"Korg took Brew Music back to where it all started: Brooklyn, NY. Hundreds of people gathered at Kings Country Brewers Collective to get their hands on Korg’s elaborate synth line, including the newly released minilogue xd, volca modular and volca drum."

Review: Hyve Synth - 60 oscillators, and as many VCAs as you have fingers...

Published on Feb 26, 2019 loopop

"Hyve synth is very different from any synth you might know - here's how.

0:00 Intro
1:00 Hyve versions
1:30 Architecture
2:30 Touch control
4:00 Note layout
4:35 Hyve layout
6:15 One-finger chords
7:00 Isomorphic layout
7:35 Stereo control
8:15 Stereo effects
10:15 Pros and cons
11:30 Outro jam "

Medusa Synth techno improvisation by Umba take four & five

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Polyend

"Polish techno producer Umba is jamming on the Medusa Hybrid Synth again. Drums from Electribe ESX, additional sequencing by Polyend Seq."

Medusa Synth techno improvisation by Umba take five

Plankton Electronics Beats on SPICE #1 (no talking)

Published on Feb 26, 2019 Plankton Electronics

"Acoustic drum beat on Plankton Electronics SPICE distortion unit."

New "oplab module" adds CV, Gate & MIDI to the Teenage Engineering OP-Z

Priced at $149

"oplab module – the magic link.

imagine having the power and flexibility of the OP-Z sequencer available to any other music equipment. now you can, with the new oplab module - the magic link between OP-Z and the rest of the world. the oplab module is the first hardware expansion module for OP-Z. once mounted in the back of your
OP-Z, you can use it to connect to any equipment using standard cv and gate, such as the pocket operator modular or any other modular system. it features three cv outs and one gate out, all programmable and playable from OP-Z. have your wall of modules sequenced from the palm of your hands. use the po sync out

to unleash the power of your regular pocket operators and have them play in sync with the rest of your setup. even connect standard midi devices, using midi over 3.5 mm jack or the included midi over din adapter cable. oplab features both midi in and out ports as well as trig in and out for other synthesizers and sequencers."


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