MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

KORG prologue 2.0 Update

KORG prologue 2.0 Update: Installation Tutorial Published on Sep 12, 2019

"Prologue update 2.00 is here. Add micro tunings, new subdivisions for the arpeggiator and gate settings, original value display, and more with the latest, free prologue update; version 2.0.
This video demonstrates how to perform the update."

The update is available here:

- Support for microtuning feature (as on minilogue xd)
- Added wet/dry mix control to stock delay and reverb effects
via shift-depth parameter (as on minilogue xd)
- Display original value
- Support for reception and assignment of MIDI after touch.
- Added controls for arpeggiator speed and gate time.
- Added option to turn off oscilloscope display
- Fixed tempo delay times when master clock is external.
- Fixed display and handling of bipolar percent edit parameters for user oscillators.
- logue-sdk minor update to API version 1.1-0 (developer features)
- Fixed other minor bugs

CLOSE CALLS// JX-8P, Juno-106, Jupiter-80, MX-1, TR-8, Squarp Pyramid

Published on Sep 12, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Did this one a few weeks ago and here it is right NOW"

Gecho v2 and Pocket Operator PO-20 Arcade

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Gecho Loopsynth

"Apologies for the video quality, cellphone camera is easily confused by bright LED lights.

The sound, on the other hand, is presented in its raw form; it was recorded digitally to micro-SD card (note the only cables plugged in are headphones and line input from PO), and was not normalized or edited except for fade in/out and lowering the volume a bit when the dog barked :)

Gecho can detect sync signal from PO while idle and set the global tempo parameter by it, but this is not implemented during play."

Gecho v2

Panoptigon PIPE ORGAN II Disc plays Disneyland Haunted Mansion

Published on Sep 12, 2019 optigandotcom

"Announcing a new disc for PANOPTIGON from Quilter Labs! This is the second disc in the new Panoptigon format, only playable on Panoptigon.

This time we've dug back into the Optigan/Orchestron master tape archive to bring you PIPE ORGAN II. This was an alternate registration (flute & diapason stops) of the Whitney Studios Pipe Organ heard on the Optigan "Majestic Pipe Organ" and Orchestron "Pipe Organ" discs. This particular pipe organ sound is being heard for the first time on this disc, and in a full 60-note scale instead of the more limited 37 note scale of the previous pipe organ sound.

Recordings of the Whitney Studios organ are heard every day as the musical backdrop to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride, so in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ride, we've tracked down a midi file of "Grim Grinning Ghosts" and played it w/ Pipe Organ II. And to keep the mood going, you'll also hear Bach's famous Toccata & Fugue in D Minor.

PIPE ORGAN II can only be played on PANOPTIGON, and is NOT compatible with Optigan or Orchestron."

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command Played and Sequenced via CV Control

Published on Sep 12, 2019 rezfilter

"Here's a quick little video of the Analogue Solutions Impulse Command being played (as a standard synth would be played!) and also taking the same sound and sequencing then transposing it via the Impulse Command's internal analogue sequencer.

Not only does the IC excel at creating some of of the best analogue sequencer loops you can muster, but it's also a fantastic, versatile and playable synth controllable via MIDI or CV.

Note: The custom blue face is limited in supply. Contact AS regarding this point.



Live Studio Synth Jam Analogue Solutions CV-ONLY (no midi)

Published on Sep 12, 2019 rezfilter

"Here's a little fun, loosely filmed, live jam using only CV (no MIDI) with a handful of synths (mostly Analogue Solutions) including a couple of classics -- ObieRack (little bass) + ARP 2600 (kick).

The Impulse Command (ltd. blue edition) was played live while the other synths were driven live by analogue sequencers (chained) and were tweaked live.

Enjoy!" Site Makeover & Free Sheet Music Book Library Download Now Available


"Well, it took awhile, but the new look & feel of is here! There’s still some things that need to be finished, and I’m sure there will be a few kinks & bugs to be worked out, but much of the basic functionality is live. Please let us know if you find something screwy (I mean, other than the basic fact that this site is all about Optigans). Many thanks to RoseRed Creative for bringing the site into the 21st Century!

Now you can finally order Panoptigon directly from our Shoptigan store! If you’re outside the USA, we are currently the only way to get one, though the ordering process is slightly more complicated- please send us a request if you’d like to have one shipped outside the USA! Also, our entire library of discs for Optigan, Orchestron, & Panoptigon is now available on a continual basis, so no more waiting around to snag the titles you need to complete your collection!

To celebrate the launch of the new site, we have a freebie! After many years of requests for the entire library of Optigan Sheet Music Book available digitally, we finally got around to it! Here you can grab a zip file of PDF versions of all the original books, including variations! You can use these books in conjunction with your vintage Optigan, iOptigan, Panoptigon, or our Soundware. Have fun, and be sure to send us your renditions!"

Moog Matriarch - 15 Minutes of Analog Synth experimentation (No talking)

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Expanding Sound

"I left this video largely unedited, except for cleaning up a couple dead air moments here and there. I just wanted to share the absolute joy I had with this synth, playing and experimenting with it. I spent a few hours diving into the manual. It was well worth the time spent. There is a lot under the hood of the Matriarch. I feel like they nailed the layout, its very easy to understand and you can lose yourself for hours playing and patching. I've had it for two days and have spent quite a bit of time losing myself in it already. I think it's an incredible sounding synth. What do you think? Let me know!" Q155 Curver Radical

Published on Sep 12, 2019 synthesizersdotcom

"Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

Additional Q155 posts here

DSI Pro 2 & Strymon Volante

Published on Sep 12, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Buchla 100 at knobcon19

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Todd Barton

"Lot's of exciting stuff happening this year at Knobcon with! Here's just a quick exploration of the new replica of the original San Francisco Tape Music Center's Buchla 100. Stay tuned at"

Uno Synth - "BladeRunner" (A Rutger Hauer Tribute) & "The One" Soundset

Published on Sep 12, 2019 chronosproject

"Dedicaited to living of great actor Rutger Hauer.
Video taken from original 'BladeRunner' Film.

I'm palying improvisation on Uno Synth with custom preset 'Rachel 80' from 'The One' Soundset.

You can find it here:

Eventide Space used for reverberation effect."

UNO Synth - Perfect Ambient Machine (ft.Eventide Space)

Published on Sep 12, 2019 chronosproject

"Uno Synth - one of the greatest machines of last fiew years.

And you know it for powerfull analog 2 osc sound, acid, gritty & agressive timbres.

This video showing versatility of Uno synth engine.
With pads, strings, drones, moving structures & more.

All sound are taken from "The One" Soundset
You can find it here:

All the timbres that makes Uno great Ambient machine too.

Great Space reverb compliments Uno & adds deepness of reverberation - Blackhole & Shimmer Algorhytms.

Enjoy & re-discover Uno Synth in the new way!"

Uno Synth "The One" Soundset 80 Presets

Published on Sep 12, 2019

"Uno Synth - one of the greatest machines of last fiew years.

And you know it for powerfull analog 2 osc sound, acid, gritty & agressive timbres for such a small form-factor.

'The One' soundset contains 80 great Presets which are showing versatility of Uno synth engine & its hidden treassures.


Sequences: classic & modular, famous "Stranger Things", "Kraftwerk-Robots" etc

Leads: powerfull & classic, modern & modulated, Prodigy Style.

Strings: reach and wide, classic "Bladerunner" preset aswell

Ambient sounds: pads, drones, movements

Basses: classic, modern,wobble & detuned

Plucks & bells: from classic to synthwave

Seq+Play: unusual category where sequencer working like mod source

And many more!

All sounds are working with mod wheel of your keyboard & all Uno realtime controllers.

Enjoy & re-discover Uno Synth in the new way!"

Just a little CGS Serge modular synth chaos ... #TTNM

Published on Sep 12, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Just a quick recording of a slow and chaotic Serge modular synth patch I came up with.

"The reverb effect is the Klangbau Köln spring reverb. Recorded on a Zoom R16 audio recorder."


Comparing Quantizers in VCV Rack

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So this month, my patrons chose a video about comparing different quantizers in VCV. There's nothing about better or worst, good or bad, but only going through some of the features of different quantizers (12 actually!).

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

Behringer MS - 1 - "Pulsar" 64 Massive and Deep Patches

Published on Sep 12, 2019 chronosproject

LFO.Store team presents, first of its kind:
64 great patches for Behringer MS-1


By many asks we are continuing series of sounds for Behringer synthesizers.

This soundset splitted on categories:
· BASS (12)
· DRONE (8)
· FX (12)
· LEADS (14)
· PLUCKS (14)

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: retrowave,drum’n’bass, techno, ambient, trap, trance, house, classic electronica, downtempo. We are thankful to Behringer company for opportunity to
touch great analog sound for such a
resonable price.

No more jokes - Behringer synths are taking its place in music production.

We put all our effort & inspiration to make this patches
suited for many genres & styles of electronic music.

What in the pack:
* High quality pictures of every single patch ready for print with all the 64 patches.
Easy navigation, fast patching & great looking.
* Single pages of each patch & hi quality wav. demo (wet/dry version) for comparing & re-creation.
* Booklet

Please SUPPORT our product with your COMMENTS & FEEDBACKS on youtube product page!"

Custom Font Black Roland Juno-106

via this auction

"This is an extremely rare custom synth that was made especially for me and I had a lot of great fun with it. It sounds and looks amazing, as you can see in the photos! It’s specially painted in black colour (with unique font) and has quality wooden panels as well!"

Elektron SidStation Ninja Black

via this auction

"Electron SidStation Ninja Black CMOS 6581 Commodore 64 Synth Module - very limited edition (only 50 black ones were made)."

E-MU SYSTEMS XL-7 Command Station Groovebox w/ Black Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"Hard to find in great condition such as this. Still one of the most powerful groove boxes.

Original plastic end wings tastefully replaced with painted wooden versions. Comes with factory ROM (Xtreme Lead)."

Access Virus Indigo

via this auction

OP-X PRO-II: Retrotone Bank - Alphaville, Madonna, Marillion, Steve Winwood...

Published on Sep 12, 2019 virtualoberheim


Demo of the new "Retrotone" bank for OP-X PRO-II. The bank can be downloaded for free on this site:

The video features the "Rack Edition Huge" interface version of the synth within Logic Pro X in an iMac 21 mid 2011.

Learn More about the synth's available interfaces on this site:

The midi keyboard's two knobs at the right are learned to the increment/decrement buttons which allows to switch patches remotely. Learn more about in on page 85 of the synth's manual.

The heard audio comes directly from the stereo outputs of OP-X PRO-II. No external effects or any other treatments of any kind involved.

The featured patches:

Tanzbar 2 Techno

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Cave Way

"Let's Rave"

Turning Rhythm Machines into Drum Machines [INCLUDES FREE SAMPLES]

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Alex Ball

"I love the sound of old analogue rhythm machines, but I always wanted to be able to program them like my drum machines. Without the knowledge or skill to modify them, I thought that maybe multi-sampling them would give me what I was after.

I’m over the moon with the results and I think that the Kontakt multi versions sound awesome. Hopefully you’ll have fun with them too!


Bit of background: Although the earlier rhythm machines were intended to accompany lone musicians (mainly organists) and were controlled with start/stop footswitches, they do crop up in a few records.

The 'Cha-Cha' preset from the TR-77 appears in Ultravox’s “Hiroshima Mon Amour” and it’s apparently the (rather processed) rhythm machine heard at the start of Squeeze’s “Take me I’m yours”. The seemingly popular “Cha-Cha” also appears at the start of Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film” albeit at a different pitch (perhaps done with tape speed).

The earlier version of the Rhythm 55B (the Rhythm 55) was also the very unit used by Joe Jackson on “Steppin’ Out”. In fact, he’s recently been bringing it out on tour with him:

The Korg is a bit of a hanger on being released in 1982 given that 808s, LinnDrums and DMXs were out by then. The Roland CR-5000 and CR-8000 also snuck into the 80s, but they were really at the end of this kind of instrument that had its heyday in the late 60s and 70s.

Instruments used in this video:
Roland Rhythm 77 / TR-77 (1972)
Korg Rhythm 55B / KR-55B (1982)
Roland SH-1000 (1973)
Korg MS-20 (1978)
ARP Odyssey model 2813 (1975)
Roland Juno-6 (1982)"

Moog Prodigy | Overview and Sounds

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Ralph Baumgartl

"Hello Friends, finally I am back with another Synth video! I know it has been quite a while since my last video upload, but anyway here is a Synth Vlog about the Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer which I recorded at the studio of my good buddy Bernd-Michael Land. We give you a quick overview of the Moog Prodigy and its components and let you hear some sound samples. Many thanks for watching!

If you like my Music, then please consider supporting me on"

Bernie of Aliens Project.

Joranalogue Generate 3 - White Noise Generator

Published on Sep 12, 2019 Joranalogue Audio Design

"While Generate 3 is primarily designed to create clean and reliable waveforms, you can push the circuit beyond its limits using feedback patching. In this patch, the odd output signal is used to modulate the phase parameter. At maximum frequency, the result is a pristine white noise signal from the fundamental output. Adjusting the frequency allows the noise to be 'tuned'.

Generate 3 will be released worldwide in November 2019."

Joranalogue Generate 3

Knobcon 2019: Synthesis Technology E520 Hyperion - New Stereo Audio Processor

Published on Sep 12, 2019 sonicstate

"After the successful launch of their Cloud Terrarium kickstarter a couple of years ago Synthesis Technology are launching another kickstarter, this time for the Hyperion E520 stereo audio processor.
The Hyperion E520 is a stereo audio processor that combines the features of the E560 and E580 audio processors and adds a load of new features. The Hyperion E520 runs on a much faster 480MHz DSP with 64Mb of Sd RAM allowing the module to run code much faster which allows for stereo samples of up to 22 minutes long!

Designer Paul Schreiber was on hand to talk us through the features."

Knobcon 2019: Tangible Waves AE Modular Systems

Published on Sep 12, 2019 sonicstate

"Noisebug is a modular store based out of Chicago, at Knobcon this year they were on hand to demo the Tangible Waves AE Modular system. The AE Modular system is its own format, it has those tiny little patchbays similar to the Korg Volca Modular or some of the Bastl Instruments stuff. This makes the systems a lot cheaper that some of the eurorack equivalents."

Knobcon 2019: Korg NTS-1

Published on Sep 12, 2019 sonicstate

"The Korg NTS-1 is an easy to build DIY monophonic digital synthesizer released earlier this year. The NTS-1 is also completely compatible with the logue-SDK*, so it is possible to run any custom oscillator and effect content available for minilogue xd and prologue, or, create your own.

Nick Kwas was on hand to talk us through the mini little synthesizer."

Knobcon 2019: Elektron Digitone Keys Multi-Mapping Demo

Published on Sep 12, 2019 sonicstate

"Released at Superbooth this year (maybe thats why Mario thought he was at Superbooth...? ;-) the Elektron Digtone Keys added some more features aside from just the keyboard to the already popular Digitone.

In this demo Mario was on hand to walk us through making a multi-map on the Digitone. Multi-mapping allows you to create what are essenitally program changes on the keyboard of the Digitone Keys. Allowing you to create unique interactive keyboard splits for live performance."

Knobcon 2019: Modal Argon8 Walkthrough & Sounds

Published on Sep 12, 2019 sonicstate

"After the last couple of weeks being big in terms of digital poly synth action, Modal came down to the studio and gave us a run down of the new Argon8 poly synth. There were still a few questions we were unable to get into that video so Jim caught up with Jackson to check out the instrument and ask those questions!"

Knobcon 2019: Modal Electronics Argon8 Sounds Only Demo

Published on Sep 12, 2019 sonicstate

"Our resident reporter Jim (Earmonkey Music) was able to grab some time with the Modal Electronics Argon8 to really get down to the nitty gritty and check out some of the sounds it can make."

Knobcon 2019: VCVRack Updates - An Open Source Virtual Modular

Published on Sep 12, 2019 sonicstate

"If you don't want to remortgage your house in order to make music, or you're just not sure whether going the modular route is for you, then the VCV free open source virtual modular is a way of getting a feel for patching and some of the modules in the eurorack world, without actually spending any money!!

In this video we got a look at some of the new plugins that are available for the format."

Teenage Engineering Introduces Rumble - Tiny Sub for the OP-Z

Priced at $89 via Teenage Engineering

"rumble is the second hardware expansion module for the OP-Z. It's a built-in haptic subwoofer, using high-definition vibrotactile feedback and psychoacoustic technology, allowing you to feel your music. when using rumble you will feel like you're holding and listening to a deep sounding subwoofer. the frequency response 10 – 150 hz is designed to maximize impact while minimizing additional energy consumption. it also features a silent metronome mode, great when performing live to always know exactly where the beat is."


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