MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 06, 2019

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Korg Minilogue XD Ambient Pads Other Dimensions Hybrid Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#korgminiloguexd #hybridsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Korg Minilogue XD - Ambient Pads & Other Dimensions"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Korg Minilogue XD - Ambient Pads & Other Dimensions
This was really made for me! Perfect for Ambient music!
This synthesizer is a POWERHOUSE! It's AWESOME!!!!
They fooled me again, FALSE BLUE LEDs like the Korg Kronos
uses, looks BLUE in videos & pictures... can anyone actually
put BLUE LEDs in their synthesizer designs anymore?
I guess I actually have to pay someone to do a BLUE LED
MOD again.... Goodness!!!

Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

UJAM Beatmaker EDEN & 30% off Hiphop-Bundle for Novation Sound Collective Members

via Novation Sound Collective:

"Novation gives Sound Collective members free UJAM Beatmaker EDEN plugin instrument and 30% off Hiphop-Bundle

Novation has revealed the latest offer for members of its Sound Collective community: the availability of UJAM’s Beatmaker EDEN plugin for free, and a 30% discount off the Hiphop-Bundle (Beatmaker Hustle and Beatmaker Dope) from 6 June to 1 August.

Beatmaker EDEN is a one-stop shop for the creation of punchy, floor-filling electronic drum tracks. With five drum kits onboard, 25 MIDI-triggered styles of 24 song parts each, a powerful under-the-hood mixing console, 16 MIDI-triggered one-shot instruments per kit, mod wheel-controlled ‘drummer’ intensity, filter and reverb effects, sidechain pumping and much more, it gives beginners and experienced producers alike everything they need to build instantly effective dance music beats.


Some pics and details via Noisebug, who also as it listed on Rerverb here. Be sure to check out the pics with the cool transparent brown dust cover.

"The Panoptigon represents the culmination of years of research and development that carries an awesome vintage instrument into the modern era. Redesigned from the ground up, the Panoptigon empowers the artist with MIDI, modern effects, and a deeper and more thorough feature set than ever dreamed of before.
The original Optigan program discs came in many popular styles, and our new disc mastering system has enabled us to create and release never-issued discs from the master tapes rescued and preserved by Pea Hicks. In addition, we have mastered original discs, some of which go much further in exploiting the cyclical nature of the playback loop, resulting in loop libraries with endlessly entertaining combinations.

Maximum Polyphony: 60 Voices (Tracks)
Current Draw: 650 mA , 24V
Dimensions (W x D x H): 17.6" (447 mm) x 16.75" (425 mm) x 5.25 (133 mm) without cover
17.6" (447 mm) x 16.75" (425 mm) x 5.50 (140 mm) with cover
Weight: 13.4 lbs. (6.08 kg) without cover
15.1 lbs. (6.85 kg) with cover
Accessories: Dust cover, PS24 Power Supply, AC Cord, Disc Starter Pack, Owner's Manual
Connectors: MIDI (IN, THRU)
Headphones (3.5mm)
Audio Output x 2 (1/4" phone): LEFT-MONO SUM, RIGHT-TRS STEREO
Output Impedance: 1 kOhm
24 VDC Power (5.5mm barrel, 2.5mm pin, tip positive)
SYNC IN (3.5mm), SYNC OUT (3.5mm)
Power Supply PS-24 (24 VDC, 3A)"

New Moon Modular 528 Sample and Hold

via Noisebug

"The M 528 SAMPLE & HOLD module is a sample & hold circuit consisting of the following elements:· The voltage controlled clock oscillator gates the sample circuit and doubles as a VCLFO with triangular and rectangular waveforms.· External gate input· Signal input can be the internal noise source (white noise and random voltage, both with separate output jacks) or an external sample signal. · Dual voltage output jacks with switchable variable glide (portamento) control."

A Sonic Tour of the EMI RITM-2!

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Synthead

Korg Minilogue XD Best Hybrid Synth? Analog Digital Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Rik Marston Official

#korgminiloguexd #hybridsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Korg Minilogue XD - The Best Hybrid Synth?"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Korg Minilogue XD - The BEST Hybrid Synth?
Well this is only the first of many Minilogue XD
videos to come! In this video we are playing
a nice harsh pad with DRIVE (hence the grit)
from there I tweak away testing Filter, FX & LFO
Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

The Pun - Acces Virus Indigo - MS-20 mini - DSI Mopho - Novation KS4 - Korg X5dr

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Arrayzable

"Chaotic video of my live performance on my Electribe EMX-1. Synth part 1 and 2 are controlling the Novation KS4 which plays the nylon-stringed-guitar part. Synth part 3 is controlling the DSI Mopho which delivers the acid bass line. Synth part 4 controls the Volca Bass one note bass line. Synth part 5 controls the bell sound on the X5dr.
Access Virus Indigo is for chords, and the MS-20 mini is for lead.

After listening to Baer Marcels trance tracks for years and enjoying his sound quality, I wanted to give this kinda style a try. It's been fun, and I will be going down that road a bit further.

As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:

Korg MS-20 mini
Access Virus Indigo 1
Novation KS4 (K-Station)
Korg Electribe EMX-1
Korg Monologue
Korg microKORG XL
DSI Mopho
Volca Bass
Korg X5DR"

Free Brooklyn Synth Expo to Showcase the New Synths Released at Superbooth

If you are in area you do not want to miss this event. This might be the final announcement, so be sure to bookmark this post if you need to get back to it. The press release follows:

"Brooklyn, NYC - Thanks to the 6th edition of the Brooklyn Synth Expo, on June 8-9 synth fans in the NYC area will have the opportunity to catch up with many of the new synthesizers launched at Berlin's Superbooth 2019 - and buy them at a discount, if they so wish!

The Synth Expo is a free, strictly in-the-headphones synth showcase and marketplace smack in the middle of the NYC scene, featuring a heavy guitar pedal component through the embedded sister event the Brooklyn Stompbox Exhibit. The show represents a unique opportunity to get new electronic gear at a discount through the participating vendors.

Workshop and Presentations about Synthesis, Eurorack and more
After last year's record breaking attendance of 2,500 musicians, this year the event organizers have decided to add an educational component consisting in a series of presentations and workshops in an adjacent room.

The schedule can be found here, and its highlights include a performance by Lisa Bella Donna, a panel on MPE curated by ROLI and Sensel, Synthesis classes organized by Yamaha and, and a series of Eurorack workshop organized by STEM Modular.

Growing Presence of Eurorack, Controllers and Virtual Synths
This year's show features 80+ vendors and over 500 devices to play with, with a growing presence of Eurorack, Controller and Virtual Synth manufacturers.

As usual, there will be plenty of deals on synths and pedals, and also the opportunity to sell and exchange synths through the presence of legendary New Jersey synth store Three Wave Music.

The event is free but requires RSVP, all info can be found here."

Easel Aux In Exploration

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Todd Barton

"An quick, off the cuff exploration of the external Aux In on the Buchla Music Easel. Enjoy!"


Published on Jun 6, 2019 BoBeats

"Today my kids are helping me review this amazing synth from DATO."

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #67: Ensoniq SQ-R Plus - Song 1

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the SQ-R Plus/32. It's a 32 voice 8-part multitimbral synthesizer. It features 9 Transwaves, Ensoniq's kind of wave tables.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
SQ-R Plus/32 - Alesis Ampliton - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track.

Well, I decided to go back to the basics, but at the same time make something useful for the synth community and do a kind of competition (I like competitions;-). What's my best synth for ambient music :-)"

Christian's Sonic Spaces Ambient Synth Shootout videos.

Arturia Micro Freak Roland JU-06 3 Juno-106 Boutique Hybrid Synthesizer Rik Marston Microfreak

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Rik Marston Official

"#arturiamicrofreak #rolandju06 #hybridsynthesizer
"Arturia Micro Freak with Roland JU-06 Part 3" No Talking!!!
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!***

"Arturia Micro Freak with Roland JU-06 Part 3"
Even MORE layering! Imagine the possibilities! Whoa!!!!
I am sending MIDI OUT from the JU-06 to the Micro Freak,
then sending AUDIO OUT from the Micro Freak to the
JU-06 AUDIO INPUT. Great way to save inputs on your
mixer or audio interface! These synth sound nice combined!
Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!"

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Previous posts in this series: Rik Marston Arturia Micro Freak Roland JU-06

Microfreaks on eBay | Microfreaks on Reverb | Microfreaks on Amazon

Arturia MicroFreak - First Play - Live Stream

Started streaming 7 minutes ago The Sound Test Room

Microfreaks on eBay | Microfreaks on Reverb | Microfreaks on Amazon

Arturia MATRIXBRUTE - Preset Sound Pack Vol.2 with 32 new patches

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Arthur Fussy

"Soundpack for the Arturia Matrixbrute Synthesizer.
You can buy the presets here:

The sounds you hear are recorded straight into my Apollo AudioInterface, all sounds from the Matrixbrute, no additional effects or compression added. What you hear is what you get..."

CADANS S-12: Digital/Analog Polysynth - Ultimate RARE Soviet Subtractive synth /w Case | SN 00312

Примеры звучания синтезатора Cadans С-12

Published on Apr 3, 2019 Сергей Федотов

Only one other previously posted back in 2008. This is the first video of one.

via this auction

The graphic design reminds me of a KORG Poly-800 meshed with a Poly-61 and Yamaha DX7.

"Up for sale one of the rarest Soviet synth from the late USSR - CADANS S-12. The synth after full profesional service (recapped, tuned, cleaned). riginal Case + 5din to 1/4 TRS jack cable included!

This synth was manufactured In USSR by Tula Musical Factory, it's a one of the first hybrid synth productions in the Soviet period. It are digital but has analog filter and chorus, 64 patches, tape interface, chord memory, 2 independent DCO's, extended envelopes and other parameters.

Cadans has a warm old school synth sound, also can be used for modern timbres, the built-in quality design and unique powerful functions give you a big potential for your ideas and sound creations! It plays better than Poly-800 or Alfa Juno!

- Polyphony - 12 Voices
- Keyboard - 61 Notes (Non Velocity)
- Wheels - 2 (Pitch, Mod Depth)
- Sliders - Pitch Range, Volume
- Patches Memory - 64 (32 Preset, 32 User)
- Oscillators - 2 (Dco1-2)
- Poly Mode
- Chord Memory Mode
- Hold Mode

- Waveforms - Saw, Square
- Registers - 16",8",4",2"
- Detune Dco2
- Amp Envelope - Adbssr
- Filt Envelope - Adbssr
- Cutoff
- Resonance
- Polarity
- Interval
- Keytrack
- Noise Generator
- Lfo
- Chorus

Connections (5-din) - Line Out, Tape Interface, External Keyboard Input, Fuse, Ground, Power Cord.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 920cm х 390cm х 95cm
Weight: 13 kg (16,5 kg with Case)"

Rare Vtg 90s Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer Keyboard Gold Tone Keychain 1996 AIM USA

via this auction

YAMAHA SS-30 SN 2122

via this auction

Elka Synthex Vintage Analogue Synthesizer w/ MIDI SN 1213

via this auction

Looks like this one sold back in 2011 from Perfect Circuit.

"Wonderful Elka Synthex Analog Synthesizer - Awesome sound!

- Made in Italy
- fully working
- Snr. #1213
- Midi In/Out/Thru

Everything works and it is a wonderful sounding machine, but it is not new and therefore I would like to point out:

- various signs of usage
- cap of the joystick is missing, but joystick works
- one fader has been broken, but I am including a brand new replacement"

Expressive E Touche

via this auction

"An Expressive Synth Controller with original accessories, cables, and box."

Kind of interesting seeing what one looks like in the flesh. I believe this is the first used one to be posted on the site. Previous posts are all either videos or stock photos. Never noticed the U square was a different color black than the rest.  Almost thought this was a prototype or something.

Drums & Everything #03 | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer, Digitone, iPad | Marbles, Rings, Tides

Published on Jun 5, 2019 Y a r n s

Note: I went with a playlist for all of Y a r n s videos. The title of this post is the top video at the time of this post. Fun watching the patterns trigger on Patterning for iPad.

"Drum, Percussion and Everything
Inspired by Contemporary UK Jazz

Modular Synth
Mutable Instruments - Marbles, Rings, Tides, Yarns
Intellijel - Quad VCA

Elektron Digitone

iPad Patterning APP

recorded live with Tascam DP-008EX"

Why the Roland SP-404 is STILL #1 (SP-404A GIVEAWAY!)

Published on Jun 6, 2019 JAde Wii

Enter the GIVEAWAY:

Prices: SP-404s on eBay | SP-404s on Reverb | SP-404s on Amazon

Makes me want to break out my SP-404. :) Been focused on the Digitakt lately.

Meet Ataraxic Iteritas: AT, the module that started it all

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Noise Engineering

"All sounds are Ataraxic Translatron through Sinclastic Empulatrix, sequenced by Mimetic Digitalis."

Malekko Manther w/ Elektron Digitone

Published on Jun 6, 2019 skrapadelix

"Searching for the perfect small travelling mono companion for the Elektron Digitone. Requirements: Must be small, robust, analogue and have a decent sequencer. So far tried the TT-303, AS-1, MC-202 and Manther. Yet to try the Avalon."

CATCH Classic Synth Sound demo

Published on Jun 6, 2019 ReBach

"In this example some 'classic' synth sounds.

Used here are 2x VCO-A, 1x VCF-A, 2x ADSR-A and 1x VCA-AB.
We modulate the VCA with the second VCO. we also use the second ADSR to control the FM from one VCO or the PWM from one of the VCOs."


Published on Jun 6, 2019 centrevillage

C Quencer DLX

One for 606 day. Note the 606 in this video is heavily modified. Not sure what they are. I left a comment for centrevillage on YouTube and will update this post if I hear back.

MAKE LOGIC GREAT AGAIN // Manipulating interactive rhythms with the Event Boss from Abstract Data

Published on Jun 6, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Hello, here's a video with the Abstract Data ADE-33 Event Boss on making logic fun and useful for making beats and patterns within a Eurorack modular system. You don't need to understand every type of logic boolean or otherwise to start using logic to make beats and patterns out of clocks and other rhythmic gate/trigger sources. This is also just a very quick look at one of the 6 modes on the Event Boss with more to come from the Future Music magazine video soon."

disting mk4 - Clockable Wavetable Envelope & Clockable SD Ping Pong Modes

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Expert Sleepers

disting mk4 - Clockable SD Ping Pong

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Expert Sleepers

musknot (fire) / Juno 60 / (track)

Published on Jun 6, 2019 se7ense7

"Don't kill them with fire."

Lot's of resonance in this one.

Minimal Ambient Synth Demo pt 2 NO TALK // Waldorf Streichfett Demo

Published on Jun 5, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"This is a repetitive, hypnotic, meditative, dreamy look into the absolutely amazing Waldorf Streichfett. This synth was inspired by the rich, thick, swirling tones of classic 70's string machine synthesizers. All of the sounds in this video are made from the Streichfett. The sequence was made on the synthstrom deluge."

Yamaha An1x Best Of Part. 2

Published on Jun 5, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB


Behringer ARP 2600 Desktop Clone Making Progress - New Pics of Case

New pics of the case. Per Behringer:

"The metal case has just arrived. Isn’t she a beauty? What do you think? Please remember this is early stage and we're far from shipping a final product. But we want to share with you what we're working on. And one day we'll deliver a 2600 to you. Promise:-)"

PCB below previously posted here.


Patch n Tweak

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