MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

This CV controlled tape player is cat approved.

Published on Jul 13, 2019 Mike Sisk

"Testing my CV controlled tape player/recorder while my cat, Cali, supervises."

CASIO SK-1 (1985) 8-bit Sampler - Part 2

Published on Jul 13, 2019 Nacho Marty Meyer

"these are the outtakes (indeed unfinished) of the first demo, I hope to finish them some day, it's quite tedious to work with the SK-1, because there are many limitations, no extra effects or processes were used with this fucking beautiful piece of shit without MIDI, cover by Lizz Ortiz /"

Korg Mono/Poly | Four Play

Published on Jul 13, 2019 Alex Ball

"This is a synth I've been wanting to demo for a long time and it didn't disappoint.

The Korg Mono/Poly was released in 1981 and is the somewhat quirky sibling of the Polysix.

It's essentially a 4 oscillator monosynth with different waves, footings and volumes available on each oscillator. There's two independent LFOs, two envelopes, cross mod, oscillator sync, a 4-pole low pass filter that can self oscillate, pwm, detune, portamento, an arpeggiator, CV/trigger in and out and a couple of assignable wheels.

However...things then get very interesting in the "key assign mode" as this is where the "Mono" and "Poly" parts of the Mono/Poly are found. You can play monophonically with just one oscillator triggered or you can select 'unison' and have all four oscillators triggered simultaneously. Combined with whatever waves and footings you've selected on each oscillator this can get interesting.

In Poly mod you can have one oscillator per note with up to four-note polyphony OR select 'unison' and the oscillator count automatically changes dependent upon how many notes you're playing so that all four oscillators always sound.

The arpeggiator can behave in Mono or Poly modes too, which I utilised in my track.

With one vca and envelope there isn't individual note articulation when playing polyphonically so this is a paraphonic setup (tips hat to Marc D). There is a note damp switch to help (a little) with that.

I also have a Korg VCF FK-1 Synthe module in the studio at the moment which is a filter and envelope follower from the 700 series synths that Korg made into a stand-alone unit with a wah-style foot pedal in 1975. I ran my guitar takes through it which isn't captured on camera as it's happening on the floor by my feet.

Gear used:
Korg Mono/Poly (1981)
Ibanez Jem 7DBK (2002)
Korg VCF FK-1 (1975)
Fender Blues Junior II mic'd with SM57
Oberheim DXa (1984)
Sequential Circuits Drumtraks (1984)
Vocal "dahs" recorded with a C414s

Mixed by Jakob Ole at Sonic Peak Studios.


Arturia MicroFreak (Part 1)

Published on Jul 13, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We explore the new MicroFreak from Arturia, looking a range of presets and taking a detailed look at all the oscillator types included in this instrument: basic waveforms, super wave, wavetable, harmonics (additive synthesis), Karplus-Strong, virtual analog, waveshaping, 2-operator FM, vocal formants, chords, speech synthesis, and modal synthesis.

There will also be a part 2 soon that explores the other features, so please subscribe to be notified as soon as it is available.

"A synthesizer like no other, MicroFreak is a peculiar, exceptional instrument that rewards the curious musician. It blends wavetable and digital oscillators with analog filters. It features a unique poly-aftertouch flat keyboard. It adds controlled randomness to sequences...This out-there little music machine features a versatile digital oscillator so you can create rare and interesting sounds with ease. Modes like Wavetable, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, and Superwave give adventurous musicians the chance to explore totally new, unheard possibilities. Like having dozens of synths in just one instrument, both wild-eyed newcomers and seasoned professionals will fall in love with MicroFreak’s flexible, powerful synth engine."

For more synthesizer demos, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

Toto Tribute Sound Bank Demos

via Paul Schilling:

"Toto Tribute V-Collection sound bank and demos I put together for Arturia, in honor of Steve Porcaro and David Paich's incredible work. It covers mostly patches from the first four albums. The patches are now available at Arturia's website and in Analog Lab."

Covered in Reverb - Electribe , Waldorf Rocket, Bass Station (House Dubs)

Published on Jul 13, 2019 Phone Records

"Korg Electrible for drum parts + synth stabs, Waldorf Rocket bass line
Novation Super Bass Station + Boss re-20 Strings with delay"

[diy] Lil CMOS Toolbox - First quick drone synth patch

Published on Jul 13, 2019 planeteatrr

"This is one of the first tests of this neat little circuit, in combination with the Zoom MS70. CMOS ics are very handy, when it comes to expand the possibilities of a (semi-)modular synthesizer. The idea started as an expander for the Behringer Neutron. I always felt that the Neutron is lacking some kind of modulation for the oscillator section. So the Toolbox provides a ring-modulator (quite similar to the one in the Korg MS-20) and a sub-oscillator, to fulfill my needs.

Here is a list of the features:

- Ring-modulator
- Sub-oscillator (-1/-2 Octave)
- Clock divider
- 2 oscillators (square)
- Comparator
- Buffer"

Moog Memorymoog Plus w/DBM Upgrade SN 2478

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This one is in beautiful cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and with some restoration. It is ready to be played and needs nothing! As you can see, this is the later Memorymoog Plus with midi. It also has the DBM midi upgrade (better midi & firmware)."

Arturia MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction


Blue ROLAND SH-101

via this auction

"Does it sound any different? No. Does it look lovely? Yes, it does. Complete with mod-grip. Excellent, clean condition."

Vintage PAiA 4700/S Modular Analog Synthesizer With Keyboard And Road Cases

via this auction

List of components (left to right):

VCO (x3)

Case Dimensions:

Keyboard: 31x13x4"
Cabinet: 15x14x9.5"

Korg Delta vintage string synthesizer SN 283481

via this auction

"Fair cosmetic condition with signs of normal use for a vintage synthesizer. Great working condition. Recent service including cleaning, calibration, general maintenance, and minor repairs. Great running and playing vintage string synth.

This is a 117V America Model."

Kim Bjorne - Patch and Tweak | Synthplex 2019

Published on Jul 13, 2019 Under the Big Tree

"Kim Bjorne, founder of Bjooks Publishing and co-author of the beautiful and seminal books Patch and Tweak and Push Turn Move tells us about his books.

If you are a devotee of modular synthesis, you really owe it to yourself to think about adding these marvelous books to your collection. They are beautiful and filled with insight, instruction, and interviews with some leading electronic artists."

Patch and Tweak on Reverb | Push Turn Move on Reverb

๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐ ๐šœ๐š’๐š‹๐š•๐š’๐š—๐š๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ž๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ - [๐™ป๐™ธ๐š…๐™ด ๐™น๐™ฐ๐™ผ]

Published on Jul 13, 2019 birdkids

"Two #RAVEN voices playing multitimbral, paraphonic patches, multiple LFOs running out of แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐š…๐š˜๐š•๐š๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š•๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐™พ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š˜๐š› and แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐™ฟ๐š˜๐š ๐šŽ๐š› / ๐™ผ๐™ธ๐™ณ๐™ธ to ๐๐ž๐œ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ž๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ (60hp), which in turns controls VCF exp, resonance, noise and other aspects of the patch on the ๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐ voices.
#GoPro capturing overhead, hence the lens distortion, cropped to 1080p.
Recorded in #Vienna, 13/07/2019"

Distortion Disorder Laurutis Modular Jam

Published on Jul 13, 2019 Distortion Disorder

Used gear:
DIY Laurutis Modular synth 5U system
Laurutis Tube Spring Reverb
Tesla emp 124
Urei 1176
SSL G Comp
Beatstep Pro

Patch of the week 15: Stranger Things on minilogue xd

Published on Jul 13, 2019 Korg

"Recreating the classic analog sounds of the Stranger Things theme song on Korg minilogue XD!

For more in-depth minilogue xd tutorials, check out the minilogue xd in-the-studio series here"

Korg Patch of the week videos

ChadraTemple | Matt Chadra

Published on Jul 13, 2019 ClavAnother

"This was a really fun session on the TTSH, but not only did the video cut out 15 minutes early, the camera view got narrowed so that it doesn't show any of the TTSH activity which was where all the expression came from, nor does it show the keyboard notes. I had planned on redoing this, but I just realized that its been a few months now so I thought I'd just put this up and maybe come back to it later."

LudoWic - PATTERNS (announcement)

Published on Jul 13, 2019


Camera/video by: Timo Reisiger & Joost Lodewijk
Released by: Wic Recordings
Early 2020



EMS SYNTHI, SYNTHI-E, Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer, Sinus Generator.

Rhythm Box TS-2000 mk2 Vintage Drum + Roland RE-201 Space Echo Test

Published on Jul 12, 2019 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Rhythm Box TS-2000 mk2 70's Vintage Drum Machine

+ Roland RE-201 Space Echo (80's Late Model) Test"

subtokyoshop on eBay

via this auction

"Rhythm Box Mk-2 is Rhythm Box TS-2000 Mk-2 Drum Machine."


Elektron Monomachine | Pelog mode

Published on Jul 12, 2019 MIDERA

"The Elektron Monomachine (with Machinedrum). The Analog Keys was used as a midi controller. Eventide Space was used for reverb."

Patch n Tweak

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