MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Keytar Madness

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Learson Peak

Korg Poly-800 mkII

Kurzweil Expression Mate w/ Yamaha BC1 Breath Controller

via this auction

"MIDI ribbon controller with 3 zones each can have their own arpeggiator. The BC-1 adds a lot of human expressiveness to your playing"

Teisco Synthesizer S-110F SN 4781 w/ Original Blue Carry Case Gig Bag

via this auction

"Almost good condition but unfortunately LFO doesn't work. Other part works well and sounds beefy and cool analogish. 2VCO duo-phonic notes, you can play bass and melody at the same time. Unique Touch sense mod, filter, and Ring modulator, useful function.

Teisco is famous as 1960's unique electric guitar however, they made Kawai Musical Instruments Synthesizer in the 80's and this licensed by ARP."

K-Board Pro 4 meets Deckard's Dream

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Keith McMillen Instruments

"We play a bit of the old classic Blade Runner soundtrack on the Deckard's Dream synth. Really beautiful sounding machine, and responds wonderfully to the subtle MPE stylings of the y-axis and x-axis vibrato."

YAMAHA SY99 Analog Filtered Pad

Published on Aug 27, 2019 synths colors

Jon Sonnenberg - Wave Replacement Synthesis (Knobcon Number Seven)

Published on Mar 4, 2019 Knobcon

"Jon Sonnenberg's lecture at Knobcon Number Seven was about Wave Replacement Synthesis.

Knobcon, the world's only synthesiser convention, is held yearly in Chicagoland. More details are at

cameras and editing: Jill Gautreaux
sound: James McCaskey"

Knobcon Number Eight is set for September 6 - 8. You can find full details on the event at

Hate Loop Tape Destruction feat. Red Means Recording, Simon The Magpie and Noir Et Blanc Vie

Published on Aug 27, 2019 HAINBACH

Note this one is not safe for work.

"In which I tackle the troublesome topic of online hate, namely YouTube comments, with tape loop destruction. Featuring hateful comments read by Red Means Recording, Simon The Magpie and Noir Et Blanc Vie, I create an abrasive yet strangely beautiful collage from some the worst stuff we get thrown at us regularly.

(and soon on YouTube, too)

Machines used: Nagra III 64, Nagra 4.2, Uher Report Monitor 4000
Tape: SM468 and unknown consumer grade tape
Destruction: Leatherman Wave, boxcutter blades, sand paper

Questions and answers:
Chat and Post-Show hangout:"

Quick Tip: Bouncing Ball Effect With Two LFOs Tutorial

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"Here is a quick tip on how to make a bouncing ball modulation effect.

You will need:
- a synthesizer with two LFOs with sawtooth/ramp waveforms.

The patch:
- The first LFO is set to a slower speed and is ramping up
- The first LFO modulates the speed of the second LFO which is faster and ramp down waveform
- The second LFO modulates the filter or VCA

This patch makes the sound of a ball bouncing since there is an opening and closing of a VCA or VCF that continues to speed up the way the bouncing of a ball speeds up as it gets closer to the ground. This is achieved by having a slow ramp up LFO (this is creating the increasing speed) modulate a second LFO that is generating each bounce. To get a gated sound modulate the filter or amplifier with the second LFO, or try modulating something different like the pulse width of an oscillator or the dry wet mix of an effect.

If your LFOs have linear and exponential waveforms try different ones for different speed increasing ramps that sound more or less natural.

Synth used in this video was the Subsequent 37:

#PerfectCircuit #QuickTip #Tutorial"

Waldorf Quantum - testing a Prophet VS wavetable! No effects!

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Don Solaris

"Enough with washed in reverb Quantum demos! This is the RAW sound of Quantum playing one single wavetable i recently built from the ROM of Sequential Prophet VS synthesizer. This is a direct audio, no effects, just basic realtime tweaking of the wavetable. There are many more built. Check Gearslutz forum, Quantum thread for details (around date Aug 27)."

Radiator update!

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Neon Captain

"We brought Radiator prototypes to SELEM (South Eastern Laser Enthusiasts Meeting). SELEM is the largest gathering of Laserists in the United States and the perfect setting to introduce the Radiator into the Laserist community.

The Radiator was very enthusiastically received (many of the SELEM attendees were Kickstarter backers) and during the week we gathered pages and pages of feedback and notes that we're using to make the Radiator even more amazing.

Right now we're concentrating on optimizing the abstract engine and expanding the color modulation effects. As you can see in this video, the output is buttery smooth and HSV (the Radiator supports HSV and RGB color spaces) color manipulation makes for some really cool effects."

Novation Peak Patches with Spencer Zahn

via Novation

"We've just released our next round of Peak Patches with the skilled Spencer Zahn! 🎛🎚🎹

Explore his signature synthesizer sound and grab them for free via components >>>…"

"Spencer Zahn the bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, released his debut album People of the Dawn in 2018. He has spent the last several years as an in-demand sideman and collaborator, touring and recording with artists from across a wide musical spectrum.

While traveling as a bassist and keyboard player, Zahn started recording synthesizer experiments in his off time. These experiments - musical snapshots of cities all over the world - became the foundation of People of the Dawn, an album that seeks to merge the chaotic wisdom of jazz improvisation with the warm pulse of electronica. He has since been composing music for a 2019 release featuring some of New York’s finest musicians."

Novation Circuit - Cerulean

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Silver Reef

"I've been making some patches from scratch in the Components editor. I made these two, and challenged myself to make a track from them.

Patches are homemade, samples are from the Red Means Recording pack. All sounds coming from the Circuit. Audio recorded directly into Canon 80D. EQ/limiting in Reaper."

Elektron Analog Heat MKII (Demo and Walkthrough)

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Red Means Recording

"The Elektron Analog Heat MKII is a stereo saturation, distortion, and filtering effect unit capable of everything from a subtle enhancement to absolute destruction. Let's figure out how it works."

Part 3 RP 158 External mode

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Todd Barton

"Consider joining my Patreon to help support continued tutorials/demos/tip & tricks :-)

Links mentioned in the video:

Hainbach-- [Test Equipment Music FAQ and Guide]

Buchla 100 Owner's Manual--"

Todd Barton Red Panel videos

Patch Dissection

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So the idea my Patrons chose this month was to dissect a patch and explore some possibilities on how to build on it. This patch was built by one of my Patrons, Pomeroy Paul, and it's really nice and jazzy. Thank you Paul for letting me mess around with this patch!

By the way, thanks so much to Johno Wells and his lovely daughters for the "And Gals" samples! -

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

Here is the final result -

Quantum Trick - [posted here]
Polyphony in VCV - [directly below]"

Polyphony in VCV Rack 1.0

Premiered Jun 25, 2019 Omri Cohen

"One of the biggest features that were introduced in VCV Rack 1.0 is the Polyphonic Cables feature, that allows us to send up to 16 different signals through only one cable and create polyphony, among other things. In this video, I show a few ways of how to use Polyphonic Cables starting with a short introduction, then with using a Midi keyboard and creating your own arpeggiators, and then I showcase a few more ways of using Polyphonic cables and the different polyphonic modules."

Arturia Matrixbrute Arp Mode Presets (Seqs Machine Soundset)

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Anton Anru

"Get the collection of Arps & Seqs for your Arturia Matrixbrute.

'Seqs Machine' soundset includes:
16 Arps
16 Seqs
16 Arp+Seqs
16 Duo Splits
Get the patches:

Each preset has Mod Wheel and 4 Macros modulations, that gives you an opportunity for creative tweaking during a performance/jam, as well as fast and easy automation inside your DAW.

For sending the presets to your MatrixBrute use Arturia Midi Control Center."

Evolution Of A Song - Unwinder (GLASYS / Defective Humanity)

Published on Aug 27, 2019 GLASYS

Sequential Prophet 6 & Nord Stage 2 EX

"I thought it would be cool to show you how the song 'Unwinder' from my debut album 'Defective Humanity' was developed, initially as two separate ideas, then as a solo piano piece and finally as the album version. Which one do you like best?

0:06 Finger Twisters
0:51 Solo Piano Version
3:31 Album Version

Stream / download the entire album here:

Album version credits:

Guitar: Amit Erez
Drums: Micah Hummel
Bass Guitar: Milo Fultz

Acoustic drums recorded at Dead Aunt Thelma’s Studio and engineered by Sacha Müller

Mixed by Sacha Müller
Mastered by Kris Crummett

Album cover by Ted Mineo"

Live at Electronic Circus 2019 Preperations

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Martin Stürtzer

"I will play an analog liveset at the Electronic Circus festival. During my preperations I recorded this track where I play the Moog and Rev2 synths with some sequences from my Eurorack system.

The show is on September 28th, get your infos and tickets here:

Music: (c) Martin Stürtzer 2019"

MFB Synth II Demo 2

Published on Aug 27, 2019 SyntheticMachines

"After severeal years i've made now a second multitrack demo with the MFB Synth II. And yes, this little machine sounds still good. As always a multitrack production + FX. Everything was made with this synth, also the chords and the drums."

SyntheticMachines synth demos

Happy Nerding FX AID

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Happy Nerding

"FX AID: 32 unique audio effects arranged in 4 banks of 8 effects. Three effect controls plus analog Dry/Wet control with dedicated CV input. High quality stereo signal pass. Assignable CV input to effect controls or to Sample Rate reducer (changes internal clock). Four user storable presets – stores selected program and all three controls.
4 HP size, Spin FV-1 based, 200 USD or 180 Euro."

Vector - A vectorscope game for your KORG prologue and minilogue xd synthesizers...

Published on Aug 27, 2019 hammondeggs49

Available at

Got an old analog oscilloscope? If so, now you have almost as much fun as minilogue xd owners do with their built in video game easter egg!

Vector is a user delay effect, that outputs X/Y co-ordinate data out the left and right channels. Control your player with the Depth knob! Avoid enemy shots! Control your firing rate with the Time knob!

Please note this is experimental software, and is not the intended use for your product. Please install and use this effect at your own risk!"

Reason Rack Plugin - in Reason 11

Published on Aug 26, 2019 Propellerhead

"Learn more:

Bring Reason’s synths, instruments, effects and sounds anywhere you want with the Reason Rack Plugin. Your favorite Reason instruments can now be used in your favorite DAW, complete with the free routing and great sounds you’d expect from Reason. Reason Rack plugin is coming on September 25 as a VST 3 plugin with an AU plugin version coming before the end of 2019."

Reason 11 - Make music the way you want


Published on Aug 27, 2019 Caspar Hesselager

"Improvisation on Arvo Pärt's theme from 'Variationen zur Gesundnung von Arinuschka' played on Macbeth Elements EL2 synthesizer.

Original piece (Gianluca Casioli):"

Reverb Drum Machines | The Complete Collection Sample Pack for Free

You can find them here.

"Over 50 volumes of vintage, rare, and landmark drum machines that narrate the history of this modern instrument—from the inception of this invention to relevant contemporary devices—this collection covers any and all electronic rhythm needs and sonic character.

Rare Moog, ARP, Ionic, and EML Synthesizer Sales Catalogs from 1972 Including Flexi-Disc

via this auction

"Rare Moog Synthesizer Sales Catalogs and price lists from 1972. Also ARP, Ionic, and EML Sales Literature. All in good condition and collected back in 1972. There is also a flexible record of Moog demo sounds from the factory - see picture. These are instruments I dreamed about way back then and the catalogs are very rare today. I actually visited the Moog factory outside of Buffalo, NY in 1972 and met Robert Moog as he was working on Keith Emerson's big synthesizer. They demoed their new percussion controller about a week before I saw Palmer play it at the the Buffalo War Memorial. Lots of memories associated with this collection of sales brochures."

Roland HS-60 / Juno-106 SN 540181

via this auction

"The Roland HS-60 is IDENTICAL to the Juno 106 but it has onboard speakers, HOW COOL! Same circuit boards, voice chips, everything. You've heard it and you know how good they sounds and now you need it in your arsenal. Super lush, deep strings, sweeps, filters, effects, organs, AND it is fully equipped with midi so you can run it with your modern digital setup. This one is made in May of 1985.

Its in nice shape with next to no wear. The 80's graphics look fantastic. There is a little wear here an there but nothing much. You can see from the pictures how clean it is. There are no scratchy pots for they have been cleaned. All of the black coating was removed from all voice chips and sound fantastic. New blue LED's, because they look awesome. The numeric display, the "A" preset LED and one of the chorus' were kept red. I think it looks cooler with a mix of both colors. The original battery has been replaced with a new one and a socket so if the battery ever goes out, just pull the battery and pop a new one in. The 2-prong power socket has been updated to a universal 3-prong socket. This one is road ready and needing to see some stage and studio action."

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer in Near Mint Condition w/ Hard Case

via this auction

Electronic Music Laboratories Electrocomp EML-101

via this auction

"For your consideration is an EML 101 in good cosmetic condition, and fully functional. It has been recently serviced, and is in excellent working condition, and sounds amazing. The EML 101 is an amazing flexible synthesizer with a completely unique tone. You're not going to be able to mimic this synth with your minibrute, mother, or whatever came out last month."

Moog Sonic Six

via this auction

"Sold after service, with warranty / invoice"

Roland JD-800 Digital Synthesizer (1991) *Baltika* chillout

Published on Aug 27, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Roland JD-800 Digital Synthesizer (1991)
drums: JD-800, Emax samples
recording: multi-track
fx: reverb and delay

The JD-800 is one of my absolute favorite digital synthesizers. perfect for soundtrack recording. I use the synth a lot for these works.

The track is inspired by my last travel to the baltic sea."

SOY BOIZ// Korg Prologue, SP-555, JX-8P, MS2000B, TR-8, Juno-106, Squarp Pyramid,

Published on Aug 27, 2019 MR TUNA Music


Over-compressed for your listening pleasure!"

3 Delays You'll actually Use | Arturia | Software instruments

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Arturia

"3 Delays You'll actually Use" is the product/package name. Overview tutorial videos below.

"Iconic stage, studio, and creative delays ready to explore in your DAW. The complete delay package: tape, BBD, and digital. From adding tasteful width and space to your mixes, to experimental feedback drones, this collection has everything you need."

Tutorials | 3 Delays You'll Actually Use - Delay ETERNITY

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Arturia

"A totally original #Arturia design, #Delay ETERNITY takes a deceptively simple digital delay and transforms it into something breathtaking. Make your vocals quirky and cool in an instant; creating a resonating, harmonic drone from any sound; shake up a loop and create something totally new. The possibilities are practically limitless."

Tutorials | 3 Delays You'll Actually Use - Delay TAPE-201

Published on Aug 27, 2019

"The Arturia Delay TAPE-201 gives you everything you love about the sound of vintage hardware tape delays, but with the reliability and versatility of software. Simple to use, fun to tweak, and with the most authentic tape delay emulation ever found in a software effect, Delay Tape-201 will give you that spacious, reverberating delay you crave."

Tutorials | 3 Delays You'll Actually Use - Delay MEMORY BRIGADE

Published on Aug 27, 2019

"Arturia’s Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE takes the creative, dark BBD analog echo from the pedalboard, and puts it in your DAW, free from the worries of spilled drinks, dead batteries, and whether or not it’s “true bypass”. From tight slapback delays to never-ending feedback noise, the “bucket brigade” offers so many creative options, and as a software plugin, you can use it on anything you want - not just guitars."

The aliens are coming

Published on Aug 27, 2019 once upon a synth

"This started off as a sound experiment when I ran the Korg MS-20 through a spring reverb and ring modulator. With this setup I quickly realized I now had the power to contact aliens, so I wrote this song. The spring reverb is the Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer. The ring mod is the moogerfooger one. I'm also playing the Arturia Solina V plugin and there's some drums coming from Ableton Live.

Check out my latest album "Sun":

Follow-up to this post.

5 MINUTES WITH - EMS VCS3 Synthesizer

Published on Aug 27, 2019 sonicstate

"Episode two in our 5-MINUTES-WITH series, and this time its the EMS/Putney VCS-3. An unusual synthesizer from the late 1960's with a truly scientific vibe to it. Peter Zinovieff started building these instruments to fund his burgeoning obsession with electronic music. It went on to become a quirky classic.

Yes the VCS-3 is a rare beast, rumour has it that there is a waiting list for modern builds of this directly from EMS, but the timescale appears to be rather variable."

5 MINUTES WITH sonicstate

10-The Arturia Microfreak- Oscillator types J: Chords

Published on Aug 27, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the 'Chords' digital oscillator present on the Arturia MicroFreak."

Arturia MicroFreak videos by AutomaticGainsay

Erica Synths Plasma Drive Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

Patching Panda Vibrazum // Triple Resonant Multimode Filter in Eurorack

Published on Aug 27, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the very lovely triple filter 'Vibrazum' from Patching Panda (it's the "v2"). It's a single shared input into a network of mutlimode filters with independent and global control, separate and mixed outputs and CV over all the parameters. From simple characterful low pass to weird formant triple peak vocal sounds there's a tonne of range in here. Although it's not labelled as a stereo device plenty of the patch examples here are stereo, using Vibrazum to create a stereo image for FX or general synth tones. So grab some decent headphones or monitors to hear the details in the sounds. Any questions just ask, thanks for Patching Panda for sponsoring this video and cheers for watching!


00:00 Video/Patch previews
00:53 Feature run down
02:00 Raw filter sound
03:41 LP-HP stereo patching
04:53 3D FX ambiences
06:33 Triple peak phaser
07:24 Dynamic animation
08:43 Audio rate modulation
09:44 Filter ping MACHINE!
10:49 Feedback paths with delays
12:01 Big stereo imagining
13:08 Extracting audio info for multi channel processing"

Patching Panda Vibrazum

Prisma and BLUE II some presets played

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Rob Papen

"Some spacy presets played using Prisma and BLUE-II"

Only Pico Modules from Erica Synths live performance

Published on Aug 27, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today I have a piece of my last live performance using only the Pico from Erica Synths modules.
most have been organized so that patters are loaded with Pico Trigg plus drums based on Pico Drums plus Pico Noise. the whole sequences one Pico SEQ sequencer.
he rest are other PICO modules like Pico VCO2, Pico VCF1, Pico BBD, Pico Quant, Pico DSP, Pico Multi, Pico RND etc ..
I wanted to show that playing on the same Pico modules can also be great and create great fun and give the opportunity to arrange all live performance!
Have FUN and have a nice day!!"

Slugged - Digitakt, Digitone, and Analog Four Mk2

Published on Aug 26, 2019 Condukt

"Digitakt, Digitone, and Analog Four Mk2 all working together at a low, low, low tempo."

Patch n Tweak

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