MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

MIDERA | Alone in the rain (a REV2 rendition), ambient track

Published on Jul 10, 2019 MIDERA

"Recreating a track I made originally using the Oberheim Matrix and my Accelerator with my REV2. The two synths have a lot in common internally, but the UI is very different..."

You can find the previous version here.

Vangelis - Rachel's song (cover) with Polyend Dreadbox Medusa synth

Published on Jun 23, 2019 Miltos Schimatariotis

"While exploring the warmer/sweeter side of the Polyend Medusa and the play-ability of the grid, I ended up making this small cover of one of my favorite tracks by Vangelis from the Bladerunner soundtrack. Some more details:

The Grid for the lead sound is setup so that the X-Axis goes one semitone up so on the X-Target I have the value of 10. With this setup it may be quite difficult to play always on tune so if you look at the video I always tend to touch the pads from the left side. This way doing the slides is also easier. I treat them somewhat like guitar frets. For the Y target I just have some filter cutoff. And for z-target a tiny bit of FM.
The pad and the drone are double tracked and panned left-right.
For the bass in order to fatten it up a little I have used the filter resonance.
The bell sound is just self resonating filter. The tuning here was a bit tricky, so I ended up doing some extra tuning later.
Generally the sounds are left without any significant post editing except of course the addition of effects and some basic mixing/mastering at the end. I have used Softube Tsar mainly on the lead sound to make it sound "bigger" as this reverb blends nicely with the sources, and for the long reverbs I have used NI/Softube RC 24. For the "shimmer" effect that is audible mostly at the outro I have added the Pitch shifter from NI Replika XT before the RC 24. There is also a little bit of Clouds at the pluck sound from VCV rack.

For the cover itself, I was partly influenced by the version of this song from Vasilis Saleas, a famous clarinet player in Greece. His version of the song is included in his album called "Orama".


Sound Design with Polyend Dreadbox Medusa (Ep. 1) - A warm brassy lead (Vangelis style)

Published on Apr 5, 2020 Miltos Schimatariotis

"This is my first attempt for a tutorial / walk-through of creating a patch for the Medusa synth. In this video I explain how I made the lead sound of my 'Vangelis - Rachel's Song' cover. It's a relatively simple patch but if there is an interest in this type of videos I could make this a series where more sounds will be covered. Thanks for watching, and take care!"

Wandering Melodies 07 - Fore Bridge (Microkorg, Neutron, Portastudio 414)

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Theochromatic

"A beautiful ambient landscape amongst a blue bridge."

Channels (TX Wiggles 46)

Published on Jul 10, 2019 poorness studios

"I just started messing around with the modular after work one day. I had it sounding pretty cool and then I added the running water track in the background... it just clicked. I used my Eurorack system, and my Volca Beats/Bass/Mix combo."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

Miley Cyrus - Live At Glastonbury 2019 w/ 5U Modular Prop?

Premiered Jul 2, 2019 edw

This one in via John L Rice.

If you look at the modules you'll noticed the divisions appear to be printed lines.  They don't appear to reach either the top or the bottom of the individual modules.  the cables also seem to be missing jacks - they seem to be just threaded through the printed patch points.

If anyone knows more let us know!

Korg Minilogue XD & Roland TR-8 MIDI SYNC TESTS

Published on Jul 9, 2019

Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

Korg Minilogue XD + Roland TR-8
MIDI SYNC TEST (VERY Basic Pattern Test)
A simple drum loop from the Roland TR-8
midi sync start the sequencer on the Minilogue XD!
Then I tweak the patch on the Minilogue XD!
Now that I have tested out them together I can have
fun & write something! Woot-Woot!
Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Rik Marston Sample Packs

1984 Oberheim OB-8 SN C44304 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"The OB-8 is the last version in the OB series made by Oberheim in California. 8 voices, MIDI capability, the mysterious Page 2 functions, 120 patches of memory, amazing factory presets, pitch and modulation stops short of nothing. Much easier to work on than previous brethren and more reliable, too. Fat lead sounds, golden metallic brass sounds, airy flute sounds, sounds like you're bopping along on coconuts... sounds upon sounds! Oh yeah - arpeggiator? Yep and it's killer. Countless artists, countless recordings..."

Vintage Hohner Bass 3 Synthesizer Keyboard Demo

Published on Jul 9, 2019 Josh Tackett

via this auction

tiny synths overview

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Todd Barton

"some brief and very rough demos of these fun little synths from the early 2000s. Most are now unavailable though here are a few links of historical interest or updated versions of some of these:

Tristan Perich:

Crackle Box:


Korg Trident Mk1 Vintage Synth

via this auction

"Really amazing synth, works and sounds great. Recently Serviced and calibrated by my local synth tech."

Ciat Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2

via this auction

"Beautiful Cocoquantus 2, with envelope follower. This is a truly special piece... Comes with power supply but can use 9v battery as well for portable looping."

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream 8-Voice Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

"This item is in pristine condition, only used once to test.

Designed to give you the feel of the cinema sound style of the 1970's to 80's, the Deckard's Dream Polyphonic Synthesizer is a great addition to any audiophiles collection. Useful for many types of mixing and incredibly versatile."


Published on Jul 10, 2019 Roland Cloud

"Jim Stout of Carma Studio demystifies the powerful synthesis engine of the legendary Roland D-50."

Korg Prologue: All The Bass Patches

Published on Jul 10, 2019 MR TUNA Music MR TUNA Music

"Super sorry if it's a little blown out. Still figuring stuff OUT.
Compressor is making things a little heavy, and there's very little method to the madness of showing off these patches, but one of the best features of the Prologue is the easy patch sorting options!"

Family Farms - Dave Lakes & The World Of Tomorrow

Published on Jul 10, 2019 modularman

"Don't let the banjo intro fool you, this turns into a full blown synth-fest pretty quickly! Features the Roland System 8, Dave Smith Instruments Tetra, Bebot, Yamaha MX 49, Roger Linn Adrenalinn III, and others."

Kraftwerk - Tour De France (cover)

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Krzychu1995

Sequential Prophet REV 2 & Roland D-50

Novation // Tips - What is aftertouch?

Published on Jul 10, 2019 NovationTV

Aftertouch is new to the Novation Launchpad Pro.

"What exactly is polyphonic aftertouch and how can it affect sound design?

Enrique talks through the idea of poly aftertouch, and how to apply it to synthesizers for better and deeper sound manipulation and modulation."

Roland Aerophone AE-10 - Quick Jam

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Kraft Music

"Shop exclusive Roland Aerophone BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

We dim the lights and take things slow with Roland's AE-10 Digital Wind Instrument, the yea.

Roland Aerophones are digital wind instruments with traditional saxophone fingering and flexible onboard sounds. Seasoned players will feel instantly at home with the familiar saxophone fingering system, inspiring sounds, and breath sensor with reed structure for authentic playing feel and control. The sound selection recreates saxophone models from soprano to baritone, plus wind instruments like clarinet and trumpet, string instruments, and even synths. Other features include built-in speakers, battery power capability, and computer connectivity.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Roland Aerophone bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new digital wind instrument, 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!"

Also see NAMM 2017 Roland AE-10 Aerophone by Kraft Music.

Synthesis Technology E370 With WORNG Soundstage

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"All of the sounds in this video were generated with the Synthesis Technology E370 which is four VCOs in one. The E370 was processed with the WORNG Soundstage which places sounds within a virtual space by having different panning and filtering settings for each of its 21 inputs.

On the E370 each of the four oscillators have multiple mode options including wavetables, detuned cloud oscillators and FM operators. The Soundstage can be used as a basic and fast mixer or with some creative feedback patching can be used as an interesting resonating effect."

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit! See the support page for details. Thank you to all who support the site!

Sample For Steel Door

"Experimental noodle with Easel (Todd Barton's ambient patch) a SoftPop and lotsa H9 effects ,

Just let it run, headphones and/or good sub advised"

Oberheim OB-Xa w/Kenton Midi

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been professionally serviced and with quite a bit of restoration. As the title says, this one has Kenton midi..."

PAiA 3760 OZ Mini Synthesizer

via this auction

Crumar Composer - Mono Synth -Poly Synth - Organ - String Machine SN 00092

via this auction

"Amazingingly fat and versatile, up for sale is the Crumar Composer.
Mono synth, Poly synth, Organ and the lovely String machine.
Individual outputs and volumes.
This machine is the king of the Mono - Poly String Machines such as Farfisa Soundmaker and Syntorchestra, but richer and more versatile.

Four sections: Mono synth, Poly synth, Organ and the lovely Crumar Strings.
Individual outputs and volumes, all playable simultaneously."

Demo in the listing previously posted here, with one additional video.

Roland MC-09 Phrase Lab Modeling Synth with Sequencer and Looper SN ZP70712

via this auction

"Some of the Roland MC-09 key features include: it's Single DSP monosynth for bass (TB-303 emulator), lead and drums, a pattern sequencer for up to two measures with 16 beat per measure resolution, a four track audio looper using sample patterns or internal input as "phrases," looping control function which allows sampling phrases with varying pitch or chopping and rearranging phrases, som effect processing (exclusive with monosynth, storage onto smartmedia card, an last but not least Midi in and out connections (but no MIDI thru)."

Yamaha CS01 analog synthesizer

via this auction

"This synth is fully-functioning and sounds fantastic. The only exception is that the strap poles to use this unit as a keytar are missing which will greatly limit your ability to run out into the crowd and give high-fives while soloing."

Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with Original Box

via this auction

1972 TRIADEX MUSE 1st Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here's a Very Uncommon, Original Triadex Muse. I had 11 of these at one point and they have just been gathering dust - time to let someone else enjoy it.

This is my last one!

See condition notes above. It seems to be fully functioning, unlike the last 2 I sold. I believe I have seen some #'d in the 500-600s and based on the ones offered for sale over the years - I'm guessing around 700 were produced, not 300, as Wiki estimates.... although many were not in perfect working order, so several were shipped back. This is being sold without a serial #. I have shipped others to collectors in the UK and Japan for restore. Also, most of these - even new in the box, had warped wood - they just weren't made from high quality materials... so the wood warped over the years..."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Analog Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This is the legendary TB-303 of acid and techno music elites. You know what it is. You know what it does.

This one is in Excellent condition especially compared to others out there. It's got minor wear for it's age. Most scratches are on the bottom/back which is never seen.

Works perfect. Fully Functional. Battery compartment super clean."

Acidlab Baseline Roland TB-303 Clone

via this auction

"Great sounding TB-303 Clone

This is the fairly rare original version."

J.L. Kane Set #71 - Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Birthday Party at Tilt - July 9, 2019

J.L. Kane Set #71 - Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Birthday Party at Tilt - July 9, 2019 from Mark Mosher on Vimeo.

"Performance from Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Birthday Party at Tilt. See event info"

Fun location. Looks like an Akai MPC Touch.

Stranger Beats - For Groovebox

Stranger Beats - For Groovebox from Ampify on Vimeo.

"Clicky kicks and synthesised sound effects - Stranger Beats brings a quirky 80s inspired drum collection to Groovebox."

New in forthcoming GleetchlabX 5.2

New in forthcoming GleetchlabX 5.2 from Giorgio Sancristoforo on Vimeo.

"Two classics of noise and glitch music for the forthcoming V5.2:

Loop Synchronized Double CD Skipper and Loop Synchronized EMF Disturbance!!

Available next week at"

UNO Drum - Stutter FX

Published on Jul 10, 2019 ikmultimedia

"Watch, hear, and learn about the Stutter FX on UNO Drum. With this great and easy-to-use effect, you can create some great variation in your beats, ranging from classic to modern vibes.

UNO Drum is the ultimate beat creation station for anyone and everyone to create warm, punchy, high-quality, and inspiring grooves. Made in collaboration with Italian analog specialist Soundmachines, UNO Drum follows the acclaimed UNO Synth, combining massive analog tone with digital flexibility and convenience."

Let's Build a… Synthesizer [BITWIG STUDIO 3] & Modular Concepts

Published on Jul 10, 2019 bitwig

"This tutorial constructs a basic synthesizer. Taking a classic approach of three mixed sound sources, we explore oscillator detuning, amplitude vs. filter envelopes, waveshaping, modulation, and even injecting audio samples. A good example of turning an idea into a new instrument in Bitwig Studio and The Grid.

0:30 - Just one oscillator to start
1:11 - Source 2: another oscillator and mixer
1:51 - Two sources with pitch & frequency offsets
3:09 - Adding a filter…
3:42 - …and a filter envelope
5:13 - Source 3: noise generator
5:41 - Separate noise envelope (local vs global control)
7:01 - Source 1 gets a waveshaper (local vs global control) and modulation
8:27 - Crossfading source 1 & 2
9:37 - Source 4 is… a Sampler!"

Modular Concepts: Basic Modulations [BITWIG STUDIO 3]

Published on Jul 10, 2019 bitwi

"This tutorial explores basic control signals, a core building block of patching. Starting from the default Poly Grid patch, we explore using envelopes and LFOs to manipulate pitch, both individually and together. With an understanding of how these generators work, you could apply them successfully to any type of parameter. As in any modular environment, modulations are what make any patch in The Grid dynamic and alive.

0:13 - Default patch at a glance
1:10 - Two basic modulation signals
2:27 - Using a pitch envelope
4:09 - "Attenuator test" when using notes
5:06 - Pitch LFO for trill
6:05 - Pitch LFO for vibrato (and glissando)
8:00 - Joining streams: vibrato that fades in

Modular Concepts is an ongoing tutorial series, with a new episode dropping every few weeks. Please use the comment section to share episode requests. Thanks for tuning in~"

UVI Introduces UVX670 - Akai VX600 & AX73 Sample Based Soft Synth

Published on Jul 10, 2019 UVI

Intro price $49, down from $79.

"With UVX670 we're heading back in time to the '80s to deep-dive, layer and combine sounds from two unique, underrated analog gems from Japanese synthmaker Akai; the VX600 and the AX73. Both are six-voice analog polysynths, the VX600 being a pad monster with dual VCOs per-voice and the AX73 being remarkable for leads and basses with a 6 VCO architecture usable in either poly, stacked or unison modes through Curtis 4-pole 24/db resonant lowpass filters.

These two synths both employed versatile modulation systems capable of a wide range of sounds. The VX600 had a complex mod matrix, 2 LFOs per voice and allowed frequency modulation. The AX73, with 1 LFO per voice has variable pulse width with PWM usable on any of the waveforms. Individually, neither the VX600 or AX73 have a well-known vintage classic status, but it's not due to lack of capability or rich sound potential. Combined, these synths make an incredible complement, each lending strength to the other and creating some truly powerful sounds when employed together."

Korg ARP Odyssey Synthesizer Nice Cosmos Melody

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Polyvox Style

Moog Grandmother & TC Electronic Alter Ego Delay

Published on Jul 10, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Moog Grandmothers on eBay | Moog Grandmothers on Reverb | Moog Grandmothers on Amazon

disting mk4 - Multisample 2 Audio Playback, Looping, & Half-wave Rectifier

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Expert Sleepers

Polyend Seq & Medusa Multi Voices Multi Midi

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"In this video I make use of the Medusas ability to have each voice sequenced on a separate midi channel. :) There's one filter and env generator but I made use of the Lfo's, waveforms and octave range to vary the tone."

Lyra-8 No Talk Drone Noise Demo Part 7 // Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth Demo

Published on Jul 10, 2019 Ron Cavagnaro

"Please make sure to keep your volume at a moderate level. Due to the experimental quality of this synth some parts may become noisy to some, and extremely irritable to others."

Patch n Tweak

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