MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 4, 2019

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Why Modular? - Thoughts on Eurorack Vs Standalone Synths

Published on Aug 4, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Warning: Contains talking! This video is intended mostly for those who are curious about, or considering getting into Eurorack Modular. After having a few chats with people on YouTube about modular and conventional synths, I decided to make a video sharing my thoughts and what I like about it.
I've built my channel on the back of self-contained synths, so I appreciate that most of my audience will be more into those kinds of instruments, and I still like them too. However, there are pros and cons of both, so hopefully this video will give people who are unsure of modular something to think about.

All sounds heard in the video are from AJH Synth Eurorack modules. A version without talking will be available on my Patreon page.

If you like my videos, please consider helping me to fund the continuation and development of my channel, by supporting me on Patreon for $1 a month and gaining access to occasional exclusive content, or by purchasing my music on Bandcamp:
New live analog album coming this summer."

Teenage Engineering PO Modular 400 Polyphonic Synthesizer Sequencer - Assembled

via this auction

Some shots in natural light.

Bonus Video #4 - Summer Inspired (Novation Circuit)

Published on Aug 4, 2019 asogaut

"For the hardware jam challenge this weekend. It does not really sound like summer but for some reason this is something that reminds me of summer, not sure why.


(I gotta start using some of my other gear -_-)"

Discovering the Waldorf Quantum #1

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Tim Shoebridge

"Here is the first in a new series of videos which take a very personal look at the Waldorf Quantum hybrid polyphonic synthesiser."

DTronics DT7 - Yamaha DX7/TX7/DX5/TX802/TX816 Synthesizer Programmer

via this auction

Two Radiator Laser Synthesizers

Published on Aug 3, 2019 Neon Captain

"A short video showing the fun that is two Radiators and two Lasearists."


Published on Aug 4, 2019 -CALC-

"Summit can sound creamy if you want it to......

I took a punt on a super cheap and incredibly small looper pedal.
It only cost £39 so I figured I'd give it a whirl.

Looping with Summit is fun... I was aiming for a more chilled, less harsh sound ;o).
The Summit is recording into the Donner Tiny Looper from an Aux on the mixing desk and the Compact A Phaser Clone is subtly twisting the loop before it heads out further into more space through a Strymon Big Sky.

The little mixer thingy next to the Compact A clone is a wonderful aux expander built following a random idea in Poznan. Huge thanks to Syntherjack for making a simple throw away comment an incredibly useful 1 in 4 out attenuated splitter."

Novation Ultranova - Modulation One

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Neuronium spectacular

"A short Sound Demo of Novation Ultranova.

I almost sold my Novation Ultranova. But this synth is too good. It's so easy to build nice sounds using the great Modulation Matrix. You simply don't must think about normal and mainstream Soundediting, away frome the damn analog thing. Start a new patch at scratch. Leave the usual paths."

02-The Arturia Microfreak- Oscillator types B: Super Wave

Published on Aug 4, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Super Wave oscillator present on the Arturia MicroFreak."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

Far from you

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Arnaud Music.

Sequential Prophet-6, OB-6, & eurorack.

Mopho + Eurorack 2: Part II

Published on Aug 4, 2019 poorness studios

"This is my second video focusing on using the Dave Smith Mopho with Eurorack. Where the last one was mellow and ambient, this one is much more glitchy and beat-driven. The clocks are synced via MIDI. Basimilus Iteritas Alter and Erica Wavetable VCO are the heart of this patch. It was a first take, but I am happy with the way it came out.

You can watch the first Mopho + Eurorack video here:" [posted here]

Eurorack & VCV Rack - The Mushroom Within

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So, I'm continuing my exploration of building a fixed rack, and I'm really enjoying the process although I would like to take it down a notch and create something more minimal in a way.

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

You can get the WAV file on my Patreon page -
And also the VCV Rack patch - "

Yamaha Portasound PSS-580 FM keyboard demo - "Limes"

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Alfonse

Yamaha Portasound PSS-580 MusicStation keyboard (1989)
The PSS-580 is a relative of the 480, 680, and 780, with basically all the same chips and most of the same features in common. The 680/780 boast a couple more features, but the editable FM synthesizer parameters are common to all these keyboards, with control from the front panel of the keyboard over attack, decay, frequency, feedback and modulation for 2 operators.

All sounds you hear in the track were made using the PSS-580 and recorded to a DAW, where I added compression, EQ, reverb, delay and chorus as required. I sampled individual drum hits from the percussion section, to allow fresh beats to be built, rather than using the rhythms found on the PSS-580 itself.

The aim of these videos is to see what you can create using sounds from ageing home keyboards together with current production tools.

Music: "Limes" (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse
Download here:


EMS Synthi A MK1 Portabella - Beauty - Boxed - Serviced - Warranty

via this auction

"Unique Synthi A MK1 (Portabella Version), earliest model ever produced. First PCB Boards ever made.

Beautiful condition and handeled with extreme care. Recently serviced. All original, no modifications.
Tested & in Full working order. Sold including warranty.

More pictures follow soon.

You will receive:

EMS Synthi A MK1
Spartanite Original box
EMS Matrix pins
EMS Power Cable
Dust Cover
Ocsidance Invoice incl 3 months warranty"

Crumar Performer String Synthesizer

via this auction

"It is working 100% and fully functional. Most of these turn up on ebay in terrible condition and usually missing some (if not all) of their slider caps. Look at the pics for its condition. I was shocked when I received it in such good shape and I have taken good care of it. Unfortunately I've run into financial trouble and have to let most of my beloved gear go in order to cover unexpected expenses. My loss is your gain. :-("

Siel Orchestral 2 Analogue String Synth

via this auction

"This all plays OK, except each F” – which are slightly lowerin volume. In addition the 4 buttons to the Left hand side either remain on oroff – which can be annoying, as you either get the effects or not!"

Korg DW 8000 SN 003154

via this auction

"All working as it should apart from two minor but workable quirks. The volume slider if pushed to the left can cut out but this is easily remidied if you hold it to the right when moving it, or if you want to set and forget, stick a bit of card to the left of the knob. The other quirk is that the arp latch button can be temperamental when pressed but then it's an old synth and hasn't caused me any issues when playing it."

Elektron Sidstation Ninja

via this auction

"If you're clicking you know how rare and desirable these synths are - the all-black Ninja edition of the Sidstation was the most limited production run. They go for a lot - there's currently another "Ninja" on Reverb for $1,886 (+ $125 shipping), so mine is priced to move at $400 less. Only 50 were ever made - unlikely never see another one of these for anything close to this price! Has blue LEDs and looks / sounds awesome.

The Sidstation is the guts of a Commodore 64 with an analog filter and custom software to bring out the power of the original, NOS chipset. Three syncable oscillators produce 8bit waveforms, with wavetables, ring modulation etc. Can make classic video game tones, but can do much more - has a much more raw and powerful sound than a standard analog synth.

Excellent condition sonically and cosmetically. Comes with original power supply, and you can download the manual from Elektron - who went on to make the MachineDrum, Analog Four, Digitakt etc., so they are still going strong."

Sequential Circuits Pro One (w/NEW Fatar Keybed)

via this auction

"Not the finicky J-Wire model...
Nor the dreadful membrane version...

This lovely synth has been retrofitted with a NEW Fatar keybed, now it plays like a dream!

Very good condition, very few scratches and scuffs on this guy.

Plays/works great"

Octatrack Smooth Transition tutorial // Fun live looping

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"This is a technique i've been using for awhile, it really helps when performing while improvising. Grab something you like, repeat it while you figure out something else that works well too."

Richard Jams with the New EarthQuaker Afterneath Module

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"EarthQuaker debuted their first eurorack module, the Afterneath, at EarthQuaker Day 2019 and Richard was able to get one in a case and try it out with a pair of Voltage Labs. This is one of his first experiments. A nice lo-fi sequence to balance the party atmosphere of the event."

2019/07 - Sad Anime Jazz

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Stereoping

"A little composition exercise which leaded into sth. like an Anime soundtrack. Imagine a melancholic person sitting by the sea or gazing into a wide landscape in late summer. Simple setup: Kawai K4 (Guitar) and Roland JV-1080 (Piano & Horns). Drums from Alesis HR-16 and a midified Hammond AutoVario 64. Besides rare superimpositions of gear, the Video just contains the progressing FL Studio playlist digging through the midi-clips containing the notes being fired to the synths and drummachines. (In case you wonder... 2-4 notes were changed after recording the screencast) Enjoy :-)"

Deep Forest Bus Stop | Erica Synths Sample Drum and Graphic VCO

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Carl-Mikael's Cabinet of Curiosities

"I’ll just lay here. Have a nap until sun sets. Back against a plywood bench. The deep forest smells of moist moss. Of bright green pine needles. Of ants and fungi.

Modulated dreams transcend the early summer warmth. The night is as close to never-ending as can be. A low frequency rumble intersects my dreams. Rattles my unconscious body. The morning bus passes. I sleep.


In frame:
☑︎ Tiny Forested Area
☑︎ Intellijel Performance Case
☑︎ Tuna the Cat

☑︎ Adobe After Effects and Photoshop
☑︎ Erica Synths Eurorack Modules
☑︎ Canon EOS 5D MKIV"

Laser cat.

Modor eurorack module COMB Filter to make chorus and flanger style effects

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today I have a movie using Comb Filter and Noisy Oscillator from Modor.
I really like the effect of flanger and chorus, but I did not have them in modules so this module can really put in motion and sound it well. a little more impact on the strong effect I gave about 2 minutes.

Comb filter so jets named this filter but based on jets on short delays which just produces these two effects.
A little more accurately about this module
What is a Comb Filter? It is a digital filter. The signal is mixed with a slightly delayed version of the input signal. You will not be able to do it (40ms at max). "Comb Filter" comes from. "The Filter process" is a number of different combinations.

Comb filters are typically used to make chorus and flanger style effects. These effects are created by modulating the delay time. With longer and relatively fast modified delays you receive a chorus effect. With short, slow-motion, modular delays, combined with some feedback.

So, the most interesting parameter in this is the delay time. That determines the frequency of the teeth. So that's why there's a CV control for it. The typical chorus and flanger effects are made by the LFO. So there's a triangle LFO onboard the module, with speed control. If you do not enter any CV in the CV1 connector, it is standardized to this internal LFO to make typical effects. CV2 is standardized to the reverse signal of CV1, to make Modor's typical wide stereo effects, just as on the NF-1 synthesizer. But you can enter your CV in a few words: LFO's, Envelopes or some rhytmically undulating spacy voltage signals ... Check it out!"

rossum PANHARMONIUM + gizm0x's x0x heart + MATHS + MATHS

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Masaki Takada

Empress ZOIA compared to 3 product types: Boutique pedals, MultiFX and Modular // Review, tutorial

Published on Aug 4, 2019 loopop

0:00 Intro
1:10 Overview
4:00 vs. Pedals
4:15 Patch demos
7:35 Pedal pros/cons
8:45 MIDI mapping
10:25 Patch desc
11:50 vs. MultiFX
12:15 Building chains
15:15 MultiFX pros/cons
16:40 vs. Modular
17:10 Module overview
18:15 Audio & CV
18:40 Building a patch
22:30 Modular pros/cons
24:30 Summary

Canis Minoris - Yamaha CS1X Control Synthesizer

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Canis Minoris

Audio demo starts at 1:03. Sounds like a Hartmann Neuron. Just kidding? It does have that airy sound to it. The CS1X is not deep as far as programming goes. It's an all digital sample/PCM ROM based subtractive synth.

Yamaha CS1X Control Synthesizer

930 Stimmen (Voices),
4,5 MByte Sample-ROM,
32 Stimmen Polyphonie,
30 Typen Arpeggiator,
11 Chorus- und Halleffektalgorithmen,
43 Variationeffektalgorithmen,
Echtzeit-Steuerfunktion (6 Drehknรถpfe, Pitch- und Modulationsrad),
61 Tasten mit Inital Touch,
128 Presets/Sounds,
Abmessung 976 x 285 x 103

Pedals4Synths - J RAD IMMORTAL ECHO W/ Moog Grandmother

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Pedals4Synths

"Hey Pedalheads!

First time i got my hand on some J. Rad stuff. This small aand very quiet delay/Echo is tested here with some Cm Pentatonic sequence from a Moog Grandmother.
please suscribe for more, it really is motivating."

SUPERBOOTH 2019 - Sonicsmith experience

Published on Aug 4, 2019 Sonicsmith

"This video shows Superbooth 2019 through Sonicsmith lens.
It was the first superbooth I have gone to without renting a booth. Luckily the lovely people from the Electronic Music School offered me to put Sonicsmith products in their booth. It worked out great cause I met some lovely people from Koln and Berlin branches plus I could show the products but still feel free to walk around and film what was going on.

You will see some interesting booths and live shows that I found interesting.

Special thanks to:
Electronic Music School of Koln & Berlin:

Music by:

Check out Sensi Systems and their wireless sensitive, modular midi controllers.

If I didn't mention anyone else here please comment below for credits!"

Korg Minilogue XD VST and Standalone Editor Controller

Published on Aug 4, 2019 mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90

The „Minilogue XD Editor / Controller„ is an VST and Standalone controller for the „Korg Synthesizer Minilogue XD “

- It is perfect to integrate the "Minilogue XD" into your DAW.
- It makes the sound design easier, because you have direct access to the parameters.
- The „Minilogue XD" Parameters can be automated and they can be stored with your DAW Project.
- You can safe your new sound on the "Minilogue XD" and the editor settings as VST Presets (..fxp) in the DAW.
- With the X-Y-Pads, all Parameter can be selected and controlled.

- It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone."

๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐ ๐šก ๐™ฟ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐™พ๐š›๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐šก แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ — ๐™ด๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜ ๐™ฟ๐šŠ๐š›๐š”

Published on Aug 4, 2019 birdkids

"The system is built around ๐™ฟ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐™พ๐š›๐š๐šŽ๐š› controlling two ๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐ voices for a total of four VCOs, three VCFs, three VCAs, five LFOs and five แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐™ด๐š—๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š•๐š˜๐š™๐šŽ ๐™ถ๐šŽ๐š—๐šŽ๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐šœ. ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŒ

• Four MIDI LFOs are converted to CV using แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐™ฟ๐š˜๐š ๐šŽ๐š› / ๐™ผ๐™ธ๐™ณ๐™ธ feeding into the individual ๐™ฟ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐™พ๐š›๐š๐šŽ๐š› groups 1-4.

• 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› in LFO mode is feeding the Master Group of #PeckingOrder. One of the #RAVEN voices is being fed into the VCF and VCA section of แต€สฐแต‰๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐š…๐™ฒ๐™พ.

• All LFO speed parameters are mapped to a simple old-school MIDI controller.

• ๐™ฟ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ๐™พ๐š›๐š๐šŽ๐š› is modulating, resonance, vcf exp., pwm & more."

Blofeld K+STrong Typo

Published on Aug 3, 2019 Edward Jones aka Loscha

2 must be sTronger than 1 and 3.

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