MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 07, 2019

Matrixbrute & Rucci Drone: Arabic/Persian ("منطق الطیر")

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Matrixbrute & Rucci Maximal Drone. Improvisation in the Persian style. Rucci Drone is ran through the MB filters. Sounds good. I'd love to do a synth concert with a mix of Gregorian chant, & Arabic improvisations. Could be fun.

I edited this version so the video began near the entrance of the melody. Slightly longer version on Soundcloud at the following link -

RE Persian music/art: if unfamiliar, possibly the Persian equivalent of Dante's Inferno (in terms of cultural significance) is Farid Attar's 'Conference of the Birds'. Great book, well worth a read.


Roland GAIA SH-01 Review

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's review of Roland's GAIA SH-01.

All synth sounds and music in the video were created using the SH-01, with no external effects or processing.

For music made with the SH-01, watch this video -

Intro - 0:09
Architecture - 1:52
Oscillator - 3:31
Filter - 8:12
Modulation - 11:12
Effects - 15:53
Multi-Timbrality - 19:11
Patches - 22:23
Conclusion - 24:13"

Zoom MultiStomp + Sawtooth Wave = A Whole Synth?!

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"Although it lost out to the Digitech Polara in my recent reverb shoot-out, the Zoom MS-70CDR's real strength comes from the fact that it's a "multi-effect" in the true sense of the term: you can run multiple different effect algorithms at the same time.

So bearing this fact in mind, and adding to that the wide range of effects it has on offer, I got to thinking: given only the most basic input of a raw sawtooth wave, could you build the rest of a synth using just the Zoom?.."


via this auction



Arturia Microfreak + Drumbrute Impact - Quick Jam

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Arturia Microfreak BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

We freak out with Arturia's Microfreak and Drumbrute Impact

The Arturia MicroFreak is a peculiar instrument that rewards the curious musician, blending wavetable and digital oscillators with analog filters. The MicroFreak's flexible synth engine features a digital oscillator with multiple modes – including paraphonic and Mutable Instruments Plait oscillator modes – for creating rare and interesting sounds, while its state-variable filter goes from whisper to scream and can even auto-oscillate. Take control with the unique poly-aftertouch flat keyboard, arpeggiator, Spice and Dice sequencer functions, and 5x7 modulation matrix. USB, MIDI, and CV outputs can be used to control instruments in your DAW and modular synths.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Arturia MicroFreak experimental hybrid synth bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synthesizer, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

1010 BlackBox Desktop Sampler Sequencer

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"1010's BlackBox can do an impressive amount of sample sequencing as well as sequencing your external gear with midi or clocking your analog gear. It also has effects and an audio input and multiple audio outputs giving you tons of routing options. The BlackBox is a great option as the center of a dawless setup.

In this video all of the sounds are coming from the black box except for the bassline from the Roland SH-01A which is sequenced by the BlackBox.

BlackBox available here:"

Audulus, Norns MLR, Aparillo, AUM

Published on Jun 7, 2019 junklight

"I've set myself the task of playing a set each day for a few weeks. Recording and videoing each one as part of practicing towards playing live. I know I said I wouldn't share every session but I really liked this segment. I wasn't expecting a lot from tonight - I'm tired after working all week and today has been kind of frustrating work wise (just code debugging nonsense). With not much left in the creative bank I made a patch in Audulus which is kind of stupid - 3 oscillators, random notes, S&H on the filter and a knob that controls the speed of the whole patch. It was interesting enough to start recording with and this is what came out! which I'm kind of pleased with - just goes to show......"

Buchla Benjolin Test 1

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Todd Barton

"A new, very limited edition of Rob Hordijk's Benjolin project in Buchla format by Anto."

Update: second video added to the playlist above.

"Audio outputs normaled :

- Square 5 pk-pk
- Triangle 4 pk-pk
- XOR 5 pk-pk
- PWM 5 pk-pk
- VCF Out is approx. line level

I've added a jumper to disconnect the PWM that is internally wired to the filter.

- 1.2V Inputs _ these vcos are not super stable but 3 octaves tuned decently_ there's trimmers on the back to adjust each vcos

- CV Attenuverters

- Clock In & Serial In : Feed with external signal (at least 2V) Trig, gate, or CV. External is activated when switch is down.
Pulser from 208 is a bit to short to fire it. Works with 281, 245, TSNM, 259 square and saw waves, uStep, Klee sequencer, LFO, 266 outputs, 208 envelope...

- Bit 1/2/3 : Gate Out 15v - when led light on : Gate=0

- Stepped : It's the Rungler CV output, 8 stepped voltage (S&H sort of). Maximum range from 0.5 to 12v. It can be trimmed.
One "scale" I find useful to shift the stages of the 245. 1,2v/2.6v/4v/5,4v/6,8v/8v/9.5v/10.8v

- Switch mode : 8 steps / Random / 16 steps

- PushButton : Manual Trigger Serial In = change the pattern of the Rungler when pressed.

- 2-pole VCF with Rungler CV control and attenuverter."

Korg Minilogue XD Bass Strings Dreams Hybrid Analog Digital Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Rik Marston Official

"#korgminiloguexd #hybridsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
"Korg Minilogue XD - Bass, Strings & Dreams"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Korg Minilogue XD - Bass, Strings & Dreams
Killer, solid Bass! Great sounding FX!
Thick Oberheim sounding Strings, Sweet Pads...
OMG didn't I say this would be your "YOU NEED THIS!" synth?
Well there you go boys & girls, YOU NEED THIS SYNTH!!!!
Fun, Lush, Dark, Digital, Warm... I need another one!!!
No, I don't work for KORG, but I'd LOVE to work for them!
Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!"

Rik Marston Sample Packs

Building a patch on MKS-80 SUPER JUPITER (Rev4)

Published on Jun 7, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Aimless and shameless, just messing around on my sexy sexy MKS-80 Super Jupiter analog synthesizer."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #68: Modal Craft Synth 2.0 - Song 1

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first evening and the first soundscape with the Craft Synth 2.0. Just tweaked some sound patches and tried to discover the sonic potential of this tiny synth. And got out some experimental, minimal ambient.

At first, I like the endless knobs, the smooth glas surfaced keyboard (perfect to slide your finger over the keys) and the harsh, digital, agressiv sound.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
CraftSynth 2.0 - 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."


Published on Jun 7, 2019 Station 252

Station 252 SUMMER 2019 SESSIONS


Published on Jun 6, 2019 Station 252

"having fun with my trusted @Tiptop Audio System"

Station 252 SUMMER 2019 SESSIONS

Yamaha SY-2 & Roland SH-3A...😎

Published on Jun 7, 2019 noddyspuncture

"Just messing on these two little beauties... 😎"

Southwest Synth Fest Set for June 15th

via Switched On

"A brand new annual synthesizer event happening on June 15th, 2019, focusing on creating community and education among synthesizer manufacturers, enthusiasts, and artists. In 2019, Southwest Synth Fest will feature a full day of activities and performances - with a goal of growing to meet the demands of the regional and global enthusiasm for synthesizers and synth based art and performances. Daytime activities include a synth kit building workshop, talks by synth experts, and a gear expo where manufacturers and attendees can showcase systems, learn about new technology, and connect with other members of the synthesizer community.
Evening events will commence at 6pm at the Museum of Human Achievement. Modular On The Spot will present performances by modular synth virtuosos, and will be free and open to the public.

At 8pm, synthesizer powerhouses Dylan Cameron, Acid Jeep, Bragglights, and The Viewer will begin at the Museum of Human Achievement. Sliding scale donation admission. Tickets will be available at the door.

Daytime events are 10am to 6pm
Austin School of Film
2200 Tillery St. Austin, TX 78723

More info -"

Dreadbox NYX 2 Semi Modular Analog Synthesizer Sound Demo

Published on Jun 7, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"At Superbooth 2019, Dreadbox announced NYX2, the second generation of the NYX Synthesizer with a new design, better reverb, 30 patch points instead of 15 and more. Here is a sound demo that shows what is possible with the NYX 2. Of course, it's just a little part what is possible.

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

"My Plastic People" by Dave Lakes & The World Of Tomorrow

Published on Jun 7, 2019 modularman

A new song and video from supporting MATRIXSYNTh member, modularman.

"Hello Dear Friends,
I recently discovered that in addition to the fun of making synth based music as a member of the band 'Dave Lakes & The World Of Tomorrow,' I really enjoy making music videos to go with the songs.
Would love to see some comments if you decide to take the 2 minutes to check this one out!"

And the description from YouTube:
"This video for 'My Plastic People' from synth heavy band Dave Lakes & The World Of Tomorrow takes on consumerism, society and reminds you 'They Live!' Features Roland System 8, DSI Tetra, Yamaha MX61, Reason, Live and the dulcet tones of Dave Lakes vocal."

Discovering & Witnessing | Money Mark Meets Matriarch

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"Money Mark, the mad scientist of music, never stops moving. At Moogfest 2019, $ came into orbit just long enough for an impromptu meeting with one of the first Moog Matriarch prototypes, leaving behind this record of their brief encounter."

Strymon volante vs Avalon Bassline

Published on Jun 7, 2019 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

#tb303 #strymon #refaceCP

This is not a demo or a showcase of the Strymon volante in any way, this is just me noodling around after a long hiatus trying to get back on track due to severe creative block. I have had zero inspiration lately.. so I needed to dial things back and work with a minimal setup to break the ice.

The 303 square bass is a very simple 8 step sequence, I wanted to make it feel bigger and more complex. So I used the "tape heads" in the volante to add/build up the track in a subtle way.

Half way through the track, I turn on a pre recorded loop (reface CP in reverse) on the 720 when I do the melody style editing on the Avalon.

Gear used:

* 303 square bass, Avalon bassline, through the Strymon volante (magnetic drum)
* Yamaha Reface CP, Rhodes piano, Rd1, 720 looper, Strymon blue sky (modulated room)
-- FX in reface CP, slight tremolo and a long analogue delay

All is mixed on a behringer 1002B, recorded straight into the Zoom H5.
-- Post processing, compressor and limiter to balance things out a bit.

I hope you will enjoy this one.
BooM !"

Let's Play with Factory

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Tim Webb

"Sugar Bytes brings us another massive app with the port of Factory to iOS! This is the full deal here! Nothing has been stripped from this powerhouse synth.

Factory by Sugar Bytes:

If you've enjoyed this series please consider supporting it by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign: Or you can support me on Timmeon if you don't like Patreon: (Patrons of these campaigns get the same benefits, including Ad Free viewing on the site!)

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

Roland Super Jupiter MKS-80 + Stereoping Programmer 80

via this auction

See this post for a demo video of the Stereoping Programmer 80.

6 06 19 Scrotum Lab at the river

Published on Jun 7, 2019 batchas

"Improvising with the Scrotum Lab's Grilles + Radio Music at the river.
Samples are chosen randomly.
Audio from camera mic."

Don't dip that scrotum in the river!

Jamming with OP-Z, Digitone, Digitakt and Uno Synth, controlled with Condukt

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Condukt

Teasers for upcoming iPad controller app Condukt.

"Having some fun with Elektron Digitakt, Digitone, OP-Z and Uno Synth controlled by Condukt, our performance MIDI controller for iPad. Uno gave us some nice growls, while Sean Connery brought his A-game. Sign up for development news for Condukt:"

Another one spotted on

One more:

Digitakt, Digitone, Analog 4, TR-8 and more all controlled by an iPad

Published on May 30, 2019 Condukt

"Quick jam with an Elektron Digitakt, Digitone, Analog 4, Minitaur, OP-Z, Mopho, and TR-8 controlled by Condukt, our performance MIDI controller for iPad."

Koala Sampler Short Tutorial by Greg Explains

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Greg Explains

"A short Koala Sampler Tutorial by Greg Explains"

Spotted this one on

Synth Spotting - What gives us the feeling of being there?

Published on Jun 7, 2019 PS Audio

OK, this video is not about the synths, but look at what's embedded in the wall. :) Curious if you have to hang over the couch to play it. Also a Roland Juno-106 with custom wood sides and the Fender Rhodes. Not sure what's behind him and/or on the right.

"Some recordings just make us feel as if we're there and in the room with the musicians. But, why? What makes the difference in recordings and what can stereo owners do to enhance that experience? Have a question you want to ask Paul?

I have finished my memoir! You can go read it now: It's called 99% True and it is chock full of adventures, debauchery, struggles, heartwarming stories, triumphs and failures, great belly laughs, and a peek inside the high-end audio industry you've never known before.

I plan a few surprises for early adopters, so go to and add your name to the list of interested readers. There's an entire gallery of never before seen photos too."

ARP 2600 in the wall...

Crisitian Vogel Prok Preset Pack

Uploaded on Jun 7, 2019 Thonk Synth DIY

"The pioneering techno artist Cristian Vogel (Tresor, Novamute, Sub Rosa, Endless Process) has produced a large set of new preset patches for the Prok Drums system - Download for FREE now -" Click through for additional demos and videos.

Theresa May Musique Concrete 4MS STS

Published on May 27, 2019 Ned Rush

"Plus Make Noise Maths and Varigate 8."

This one is brutal.

Self Patching the Morphagene = Ned Rush Modular

Published on Jun 6, 2019 Ned Rush

"Plug the Make Noise Morphagene into itself and see what happens. Music by John Barry from the Thunderball Soundtrack. Available through United Artists. I do not own the soundtrack. This video is for educational purposes."

10 Video Game Inspired Jams (Novation Circuit)

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"A few video game inspired beats on the Novation Circuit, using the lovely Chiptune Dreams pack by Yves Big City."

Soniccouture The Attic 2: Preset Overview

Published on Jun 7, 2019 Soniccouture

"An incredible collection of 18 virtual instruments modelled on rare, quirky vintage synths. This video shows a small selection of the 450+ presets.

Featuring EMS Synthi, Crumar DP-80, Arp Omni2, Moog Minitmoog, Korg Minikorg 700s, Solina String Ensemble, Cheetah MS800, Jennings Univox, Roland RS202, Hammond Solovox, Roland SH2000, Farfisa VIP345, Korg LP10, Philips Philicorda, Suzuki Omnichord, Siel Orechestra 2, Godwin String Concert, Logan Vocalist"

Bastl Bubblesound HEXa(s)r & the New Dude

Published on Jun 7, 2019 BSTOCKMEDIA


"The HEXa(s)r is a 9HP module with 6 independent exponential AR/ASR envelope generators and 3 mixer sections for a total of 9 outputs – a considerable amount of modulation sources within a very small footprint. Being skiff friendly and light on power consumption, this beast is a super versatile addition to any eurorack jungle.

Each envelope generator has a gate input and can be set to Attack/Release or Attack/Sustain/Release, with corresponding LEDs for visual feedback. Incoming gates are normalized, therefore one gate signal in input 1 will trigger all 6 envelopes. You can use the output of one EG to trigger another EG – this can be utilized to make a type of gate delay for individual outputs or complex rhythm or modulation effects from the Mix output section.

The Mixer section has 3 parts, EG 1-3, 4-6 and All. By using multiple gates and triggering some EGs from other EGs the mix out section can create some unexpected modulation options or very controlled rhythmic outputs. It all depends on what you put into it.

There is a header on the back and included 6 pin ribbon cable that will allow the HEXa(s)r to connect with the upcoming HEXvca without using patch cables.

6 independent EGs. Attack and Release times are around 4 seconds each
Normalized Gates
30MM deep, single PCB skiff friendly design
Output Level: 0-10V
Interconnectable via supplied ribbon cable to the HEXvca
Power Consumption: 70mA positive, 60mA negative

"In addition to that, the new version of our portable, battery–powered Dude mixer is out. Updated circuitry and new housing."

Meet The Makers - Dave Rossum

Published on Jun 7, 2019 sonicstate

"Dave Rossum is one of those people who's influence is easy to miss.
His early involvement in electronic music instrument design started with the E-mu systems modular and quickly developed into the early digital systems where he was a pioneer.
His engineering and design work went on to bring us some real classics that shaped entire genres and generations of music: Emulator Samplers, SP12 and SP1200 being the most well-known.

We caught up with Dave at Superbooth this year and had a great chat.

As well as his own products, Dave also has a lot of input in other products, also being a technical consultant for Universal Audio amongst other things."

Roland JX-3P Analog Synthesizer (1983) "BitterSweet" RetroWave track

Published on Jun 7, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: #Roland #JX-3P Analog #Synthesizer (1983)
drums: Roland TR-707 (1985)
voices: Me (1972)

all played by hand. multitrack recording."

EMEAPP SONIC TEST DRIVE: KEIO Synthesizer Traveler Fuzz-Wah Pedal

Published on Jun 7, 2019 EMEAPP
Update: looks like this one was pulled and re-uploaded. It's back now.

"SONIC TEST DRIVE: Unique Pre-KORG KEIO 'Synthesizer Traveler' Pedal featuring fuzz distortion, wah-wah and a freaky pedal-controlled "singing" oscillator demo, from your good friends at the Electronic Music Education and Preservation Project. More information at, please consider joining us as a member!"

Swarmatron #61 by Dewanatron, unique and very rare synth (with FM mod)

via this auction

A synth with a key to start it. How cool is that?

"Brand new, unused Swarmatron #61, for sale.

Includes the FM feature."

If you are not familiar with the Dewanatron Swarmatron, see the Dewanatron label at the bottom of this post for more. The video in the listing from Amanda of Catsynth, at NAMM 2013, was previously captured here.

Roland JD-800

via this auction

Vintage 1974 Korg Minikorg 700S Synth (240V) SN 503820

via this auction

"Everything works

'Effect' switch on top panel is a bit glitchy at times

A couple of missing knobs, a few non-original knobs

Unique sound

Price is negotiable"

KORG MS-10 Vintage Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer SN 133700

via this auction

Roland SH-101 vintage synth +power supply

via this auction

"Great CLEAN condition, no issues. All keys, buttons, sliders, switches, and pitch bend work perfectly. Audio outputs perfect no audio issues. No static or scratchiness."

Oberheim DSX Digital Polyphonic Sequencer

via this auction

"This vintage Oberheim DSX sequencer is in excellent condition. All buttons and functions work perfectly and has a new internal battery installed. Cosmetically looks very nice as well with hardly any wear around the enclosure."

Macbeth Micromac-D X-Series Analog Voltage Controlled Desktop Synth

Lovebot's First Micromac Demo
Lovebot's Second Micromac Demo
Micromac Electronic Pop Demo (short)
Micromac > MA35
Micromac running through VD400 BBD delay
GHOST TAPE demo (Micromac, reel to reel saturation, BBD delay)

"Here I take the Micromac through the paces, focusing more on the ambient/surreal side of the synthesizer, but there's percussion, bass, leads, FM madness and fx, etc.- something for everyone to enjoy. Everything is 100% Micromac... played by hand or self-generated, sorry for sloppiness at times. I've added reverb, delay, and compression to taste, and I've layered takes in some places; I wanted to provide musical context rather than some alienated melody line. This is by far the most amazing synthesizer I've ever played and I hope this demo reflects a fraction of my awe. Ken Macbeth has created a brilliant product! Hope you enjoy this demo."

via this auction

"As you may know, this is a rare synth, out of production, and hard to come by. Built like a tank. Solid enclosure and solid controls. No cheap Chinese plastic components here.

These synths are making their way into sought-after vintage instruments. It's a sure investment that you get to enjoy for many years.

Please check out the SoundCloud link I posted in this listing. It's one of the best demonstrations of what this synth sounds like and what I can do. I also posted a link to a YouTube video where Ken MacBeth goes through the all the functions of the Micromac D. I posted Part 1. Be sure to check out Part 2 as well.

This is one of the best sounding synths out there in its category. Please check the several reviews available online."

Serge Modular Animal

via this auction

Serge Modular Synthesizer の実演 サージモジュラー・シンセサイザー Serge Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 6, 2019 【公式】MORLEY LAND モーリー・ロバートソン・オフィシャルチャンネル


The Serge Modular has been called the 'Rolls Royce of synthesizers'. Its delicate textures and unpredictable sonorities invite the player and the audience down an exquisite rabbit hole. For more Serge, stay tuned on this channel.

Serge Modular Synthesizer
Performed by Morley Robertson"

Synclavier Go! and the real Synclavier - moving a data between them

Published on Jun 7, 2019 DeftAudio

"The way I move a data between patches designed on the original Synclavier system and Synclavier Go! iPad app without Synclavier3 upgrade."


Published on Jun 7, 2019 zack dagoba

"More messing on the Buchla 200 (and 100, and a Roland DR55 with modified trigger inputs)

Modules used: Dodeca, Marf, 277 Delay, 261e VCO, 257 CV Processor 123 Sequencer, 106 Mixer, 110 Gate, 130 Attack Generator, 194 BPF


Playing with Virtual ANS and Sugarbytes Factory, using STAELLA for the visualisations

Published on Jun 6, 2019 pantsofdeath

"I know, I don’t usually post my stuff here, it usually goes over to my music site, but i had a three month block cleared this week by the release of Virtual ANS 3 and I wanted to showcase the otherworldly sounds that come out of that thing. Also on this track is Ruismaker (Bram BOS) and patterning 2."

Patch n Tweak

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