MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

First Look: Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth 2.0 Now Available in Australia

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Noisegate

"CRAFTsynth 2.0 is a monophonic wavetable synthesiser from Modal Electronics and shares the same form factor as their SKULPT synthesiser. Craft is considerably smaller and cheaper than SKULPT, but sounds dramatically different. There’s really nothing else that sounds like it anywhere near this price point."

Hera! An 80's inspired chorus MOD FX for your KORG 'logue synthesizers!

Published on Jul 21, 2019 hammondeggs49

"Available at

Help support these projects at

Hera, is a dual bucket brigade style chorus MOD FX for your KORG minilogue xd and prologue synthesizers that was commonly found on some 80's synthesizers.

The original signal can be mixed both in phase and out of phase via the depth knob, and the chorus LFO can be adjusted from 0 to 10 hz."

Respiro, Artemis Amber & NuEVI Demo - Mark Steiner

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Mark Steiner

"NuEVI Sounds: Respiro physical modeling synth
(info at

Solo Wind Instrument: Berglund Instruments NuEVI
(info/waitlist via

String/pulley/Ondes instrument:
The Mark Steiner Artemis Amber
made for Brent McCorkle

Breath controller for the Artemis Amber:
MRT Breath Controller
(info at

Produced and performed by Mark Steiner

Please, take calcium suppliments to avoid back muscle cramps, such as shown in this video.

Especially if you are old.


My video showing a new physical modeling acoustic sound creation synth, The Respiro.

Also it has the 1st showing of playing of my 3rd Artemis instrument I built, The Artemis Amber. It was built for my dear friend, Brent McCorkle.

And also featuring the amazing, NuEVI, made by the genius and good friend, Johan Berglund.

The head-set wind controller was created by Murat Şimşek of MRT Audio in Turkey. He's a great friend and amazing person. He makes beautiful instruments.

So we see the trend here, and I’m humbled to know and work with each of these truly talented and very good men. There are other people as well in this category I know and work with.

I’m very fortunate to know all such. Love you all! Thank you for bringing your music and musical devices to the world."


Published on Jul 21, 2019 AnalogAudio1

"2019 (c) by AnalogAudio1

Synthesizer demo of the analog synthesizer SCI Multi-Trak from 1985.

For reverb effects, a Lexicon MPX 500 was used, along with a Korg SDD-3000 for delay effects.

The Multi-Trak has 1 VCO per voice (6 voice polyphonic). It also has PWM, 3 ADSRs, 24 dB VCF, noise generator, LFO with different waveforms and a chorus effect. It has a sort of "slimmed down polymodulation": VCF modulation by VCO for dirty and metallic timbres. Unison mode for fat, monophonic sounds. Great "stack mode" allows layering of six different patches. Velocity sensitive keyboard. The Multi-Trak also has a little 6 track sequencer and an arpeggiator built in. The basic sound is very similar to the Six-Trak, but in my opinion it sounds a bit different."

MFB-NANOZWERG - Analog Synthesizer (2010) Part 1

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Nacho Marty Meyer

"no extra effects or processes were used"

Synthmata: Free Volca Drum Patch Editor and Kit Sharing System!

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"My new, free patch editor and kit sharing system for the Korg Volca Drum is now live:

In this video we do a quick once-over of the interface and demonstrate how to use the editor. I also take a few minutes to talk about the javascript library that I've build which makes creating similar systems quick and easy! You can find it on github here:"

Bach on the Prophet 6 Synthesizer - Prelude in G minor WTC BK II - Sequential Dave Smith Instruments

Published on Jul 20, 2019 Tom Loncaric

"Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer live rendition of Prelude in G minor from the Well Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 885 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Equipment used:
Prophet 6 synthesizer (internal effects off)
Demeter RV1 Real Spring Reverb
Moog Minifooger delay"

HKA Design Digitizer Bitcrusher Pedal

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Harry Axten

"This is a digital sampling bitcrusher pedal I've been working on recently. It samples at 8/6/4 bit resolution and is based around an ATmega328P microcontroller.

The project is open hardware - all of the design files, code and construction details can be found on my website:"

Demo with the Sequential Prophet-6.

Triggering Tricks with WMD's Crucible

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Learning Modular

"The WMD Crucible's two trigger inputs can yield three different sounds:

- a trigger at just the Edge input simulates hitting the edge of of a cymbal
- a trigger at just at the Mid input simulates hitting the middle or “meat” of the cymbal
- a trigger happening at both inputs at the same time simulates hitting the bell or center of a cymbal

Patching a normal trigger generator like Mutable Instruments’ Grids that has an optional Accent output to the Edge and Mid inputs on Crucible will only yield edge and bell sounds, as the Accent trigger only happens at the same time as the main trigger output.

Therefore, to get all three sounds out of the crucible, you need two independent trigger sources that sometimes fire independently, and that sometimes fire at the same time - which I demonstrate above.

For more ideas on how to use this, see my accompanying Patreon post:"

Monotone Pro Expansion (Monotone Presets)

Published on Jul 21, 2019 New Loops

"Free Demo Monotone Presets -

New Loops presents Monotone Pro Expansion - 65 expressive presets for Propellerhead’s Monotone synthesiser. Whilst primarily a bass synth, Monotone is also capable of making excellent leads, plucks, sound effects, and even some mono-pads!

65 monotone presets
22 basses
18 leads
18 plucks
7 sound effects
Presets categorised by type
Mod wheel assigned
Reason Refill format"

Riding the Feedback

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Todd Barton

"Using the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor as Oscillators controlled with the 223e Kinetic Input Port.
This is a challenge or exercise in sensitivity training trying to harness and blend feedback tones. I imagine similar patches could be done in the Eurorack universe (4ms, Verbos, MakeNoise et al). Enjoy!"

Eurorack and VCV Rack - Inkblot

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So I've started building a fixed rack again in VCV since there were many changes with the release of VCV 1.0 and also quite a few new interesting modules to explore. There is still a lot to be done, but it's starting to feel more and more comfortable and intuitive, and I feel like my 'musical self' again. Well, almost...

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -

Here it is on Spotify, iTunes, and such -
You can get the VCV patch file on my Patreon page -
And also the WAV file of this performance -"

Casio Casiotone MT-52 vintage keyboard demo - "Sport Horses On Tour"

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Alfonse

"Casio Casiotone MT-52 keyboard (1985) with SuperDrums!!
All sounds you hear in the track were made using the Casio MT-52 and recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, reverb, delay and chorus were added as required. The drums are from the MT-52’s onboard rhythm options, which are generated by an analogue source and as a result are fat and groovy…

The aim of these videos is to see what you can create using sounds from ageing home keyboards together with current production tools. The MT-52 wins points just as a beatbox alone with its Super Drums feature, which allows for individual drum elements (kick, snare, conga, hi-hat) to be switched to one of 3 different pattern variations within a rhythm selection, allowing for plenty of customisation. The 16-Beat rhythm is an instant winner; so much groove...

Music: "Sport Horses On Tour" (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse


Modal 002 vs John Bowen Solaris - quick example

Published on Jul 20, 2019 synthlegends

"Only a quick example of one string patch in reminiscence of the Oberheim OBXa with the Obie 12 dP LP Filter in Solaris and 12 dB LP Moog Ladder Filter in the 002.

Both patches use 2 oscillators slightly detuned with a simple saw wave.

On both I used minimal LFO for slightly modulation, but the 002 modulates itself because of the phase shifting of the detuned oscilators. Maybe it is also because of the NCO in the 002, which are a bit out of tune instead of the digital Oscillators in the Solaris.

In both patches I did some portamento/glide.

Both patches are dry with no internal or external effects. Other than in the video described, the Modal 002 has no 12 dB Filter, only a 6 dB Filter with Slope 12 dB BP to 24 LP. Sorry for the wrong description. Please Note: this small comparison is not representative to make a full opinion about both Synths. The differences are very huge. Some people are of the opinion that the 002 sounds more analogue. I agree with that because it has also an analog filter whereas the Solaris uses digital emulated filter. The Solaris sounds very Hifi, the 002 is unique thanks to NCO, DeRez (sort of PPG like resonance), the very warm slope filter and the Drive-Pot.

The Solaris is a modulation beast and maybe you can match the 002 patch in this video with some more tweaking better.

I did this video because there are some discussions about the sound comparison of these two high end synthesizers.

Thanks for watching!"

John Bowen Solaris and GEM S3 - Poly Aftertouch

Published on Jul 21, 2019 synthlegends

"A short demonstration of the Poly Aftertouch responsiveness on the GEM S3 workstation, which is one of a very view keyboards, which can play Poly AT. It is a pity that the really great keyboard of the Solaris is not capable of. In the second part of this video I demonstrate a sound comparision of the classic string patch. The GEM S3 is not bad sounding IMO."

Moog MATRIARCH: Review, full tutorial and patch ideas

Published on Jul 21, 2019 loopop

0:00 Intro
0:55 Overview
2:15 The different Paraphonic modes
6:00 Round robin mode
7:05 Oscillators overview
9:50 Mixer
10:45 Filters
14:40 Envelopes
15:50 Split mode
17:20 Stereo delays
20:25 Main LFO
22:55 Utilities
24:55 Arpeggiator
26:00 Sequencer
28:00 Settings
30:00 Patch ideas:
30:00 Using velocity and aftertouch
31:00 Looping envelopes
31:50 Changing the character of the filter
32:40 Ring modulation
33:30 Ring mod with sync
33:55 Linear FM and Sync cross-mod for minor subharmonics
35:00 Paraphonic chord spread
35:20 Stack cables as mixers and splitters
35:35 Making the oscillators stereophonic
36:25 Use the attenuverters as a mixer
36:45 Audio rate filter mod
37:10 Automatic stereo panning
38:30 Modulate the delay when it isn’t in sync
39:30 Creating arpeggios with a time-synced delay
39:50 Extending parameter ranges with voltage and the attenuator
40:20 Using the delay a tone-shaper and mini looper
41:00 Pros & cons

Macbeth Elements (EL2) SN EL2-016

Published on Jul 20, 2019 Kory Westerhold

via this auction

"Reselling my Macbeth EL2, which is the latest revision of the Elements that Ken released last year. I’m the second owner. I bought from a guy in Switzerland here on reverb back in May [posted here] and just have ended up needing the money to fund a couple of outboard purchases.

There were only 30 of these made, and this is serial #016

Since there aren’t really many videos (or audio for that matter) of this thing online I made a couple of brief videos of it in action (though it can do SO MUCH MORE than what is in the videos)."

Roland Alpha Juno 2

via this auction

E-MU Systems Proteus/2 Orchestral

via this auction

Roland TB 303 Vintage Analog Synthesizer W/Kenton Mod, Orig. Bag & Power Supply

Published on Jul 19, 2019 Hammarica

"Up for sale: the original Roland TB 303. This is a video of the actual unit without any processing. Straight from the machine, no delays, verbs or compression. Powerful unit!!

This particular one has the Kenton Mod for even more sonic possibilities and control by other gear."

via this auction

SCI Prophet-600 polyphonic synthesizer w/gligli & bran new switch panel

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak

via this auction

Moog Sonic Six SN 1704

via this auction

"Duophonic, two LFOs, on board ring mod, noise generators. 24db/oct filter, Attack/Decay VCA controls. Built in speaker!"

Abstrakt Instruments Avalon with Three Filter Carts

via this auction

"The ultimate 303. Comes with the Moog, Roland, and Oberheim filter carts. The Roland one is kind of janky, it never really worked well. The other two are great... especially the state variable OB, totally transforms the 303 in a good way."

ROLAND SH-2000 with MOOG FILTER (1974)

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Synthesizer Home

Reminds me of MGMT.

Heat Wave 303 - TT 303 / Roland TB 03 / TR 09 / Korg Volca FM #303day

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Tiny RobotZ

TT 303 / Roland TB 03 / TR 09
ProcoRat Distortion
Korg Volca FM
Mini KP 2s
Behringer DR600

Eventide Blackhole iOS & Waldorf Blofeld

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Todd Smith Music

"All sounds are from the Waldorf Blofeld presets drenched in Eventide Blackhole iOS. I'm loving the space this thing can bring to sounds, obviously great for heavy atmosphere based music."

Isn'tses live at Baba Yaga's Hut New Years Eve-Eve-Eve, Corsica Studios 2019

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Isn'tses music

"Isn'tses performing live at Corsica Studios, 29 Dec 2018

More Isn'tses info, recordings and videos at:

Video shot by Stoat With 1000 Young"

Isn'tses also makes gear.

3pDRX - a sweet synthesizer song

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Stereoping

"... a melancholic arrangement from 2010 - remixed, straightened and polished. Starting with the Kawai K4 sent through a lowpass filter with LFO modulation. Bass and strings coming from the JV1080. Melody played by the Waldorf Microwave, slight realtime-modulations with the Programmer. Drums are Pearl DRX and SC-40 (HiHats)"

Coral - Ambient - Cocoquantus / Modular / Digitone / Digitakt / Tape

Published on Jul 21, 2019 Jogging House

Listen to the individual tracks. This one got me thinking about positional audio and dynamics. Music not only benefits from space to breath, but imagine being able to use VR controllers to position the individual tracks around you. Someone needs to come out with interactive positional music.

Video description:

"This is track nr. six of my new album 'Lure'. It is available digitally, on tape and vinyl here:

'Coral' is composed with a Ciat Lonbarde Cocoquantus, a Eurorack modular system, Elektron Digitakts and a Digitone. Everything is sent through OTO Bim & Bam and then directly into the Revox B77 1/4" tape recorder.

Fun fact: When the camera is shaking a bit, that's my head hitting the tripod ...

I hope you enjoy it."

Optiganally Yours - THE OUTER SPACE - Apollo 11 Mix for 07/20/19

Published on Jul 20, 2019 optigandotcom

Here's a quickie mini remix we made of "The Outer Space" for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 07/20/2019. The images are from Pea's vast archive of found photos, in this case some shots taken of a video monitor that day. The original version of "The Outer Space" is on our album "Exclusively Talentmaker."

Apollo Sky - Ambient Piano

Published on Jul 20, 2019 Nathan D Farrell

"Using enso looper to compose a short piano piece. My goal was to somehow light up all 12 keys. Apps used: AUM, enso looper, Ravenscroft 275, eventide ultratap delay, Rozeta midi suite, and pro r reverb. #iosmusician #modernclassical #ambientpiano"

The iPad continues to remind me of a PPG Realizer on steroids. It just morphs into whatever you want.

Patch n Tweak

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