MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Roland JX-3P Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) and other sounds

Published on Sep 22, 2019 MIDERA

"I read in so many places that the JX-3P was capable of PWM, but I hadn't really heard it myself. I recently bought a JX-3P from Modeless Factory in Japan and decided to give this a shot.

I think this synth is super beefy and has a great sound to it - I have previously owned the Juno HS60 (Juno 106) and was never that impressed with it. I think the JX-3P sounds way better, but that's just my opinion.

I do wish it had mono mode. I think that's the only thing I miss from this.

Oh - I did have some help with delay using the Source Audio Nemesis delay."

Overview of Modular For The Masses "My Favorite Reverb" module

Published on Sep 22, 2019 juanito moore

"This is the reverb module I made in the instructional video on my channel.

There are three adjustments I made after this video: 1) I reduced the signal levels going into the effects circuit, 2) tweaked the voltage-controlled clock circuitry, making the initial clock speed faster, 3) trimmed the gain of the signals coming out of the effects circuit to make them about level with the "dry" signal.

If you are tempted to build this module without the wet/dry fader, don't. I still have the first one I built in my synth, which doesn't have a wet/dry fader, and almost all of the effects really need some dry signal to get through. One of the effects, for instance, is a short slapback-style single delay. With zero dry signal, this is not really an effect at all, it's just a delay of the input. The reverb effects obliterate the dry signal in a lovely wash of lush reverb, which can be useful to turn arpeggios into heavenly sustained chords, but isn't terribly useful otherwise.

So to sum up: include the wet/dry fader!!! You can omit the clock speed mod, although I'm seriously going to love this module's CV controllable clock!

Search AliExpress or Ebay for "100 kinds effect reverberation" and you'll find the reverb module I'm using. They're cheap -- less than $20 shipped."

Yamaha Synth Story & the Montage White & MODX OS v2.0

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Yamaha Synths Official

Update: new videos below.

"Go on a crazy ride through the decades of Yamaha Synths that helped change the music world. The otherworldly movie soundtracks of the 70s, the percussive, bell-like tones of the 80s and the intricate beats that lead to the rise of rap and hip hop were inspired by continuous innovations in synth technology from Yamaha. It’s all to celebrate the launch of our latest synth, MONTAGE WHITE."

"Since 1974, Yamaha Synths have changed the face of music. Today MONTAGE is leaving its mark on the world. With sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow all combined in a powerful keyboard designed to inspire your creativity. It’s the culmination of almost a half century of groundbreaking ideas in one synth.

Welcome to the new era in synthesizers from the company that brought you the industry-changing DX and the hugely popular Motif.

Building on the legacy of these two iconic keyboards, MONTAGE sets the next milestone for synthesizers, with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation and streamlined workflow all combined in a powerful keyboard designed to inspire your creativity. Unlike other synthesizers, MONTAGE is platform-focused and constantly evolves with firmware updates. Past updates have added significant improvements to Sound, Control and Workflow.

If you liked the DX and Motif, get ready to love Montage."

#Synths1974 Live from Japan | Tori Letzler MONTAGE6 White Performance | Yamaha Ginza Store

Published on Sep 22, 2019

"Synthesist & composer Tori Letzler performs at Yamaha Ginza store, Japan using the vocoder and effects to process her vocals on MONTAGE6 White."

#Synths1974 Live from Japan | MODX OS v2.0 Demo with Dom Sigalas | Yamaha Ginza Store

Published on Sep 22, 2019

"The firmware update MODX v2.0 includes an all new Pattern Sequencer, Mini Filter, Mini Booster, Wave Folder & Extended Low Frequency Oscillator. Synth Specialist Dom Sigalas demonstrates some of the new features from our Yamaha Ginza Store."

Limited Edition Red Alesis Andromeda A6

via this auction

Roland Integra-7 SuperNATURAL Synthesizer Sound Module w/ Original Box

via this auction


Published on Sep 22, 2019 Synthesizer Home

Stargazer - PURPLE limited edition of 100 w/ Wavetable Interpolation

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Møffenzeef Mødular




Published on Sep 22, 2019 mishpult

"Another beat using my trusty #Digitakt #Bastl #Thyme and #Elektron #Heat"

Suzanne Ciani on the Radio

Published on Sep 22, 2019 zack dagoba

"Heard this on the radio yesterday. Not often the word BUCHLA comes up when I'm listening in the car to a random program. I'm putting it up here for posterity"

Moog Subsequent 37 - Quick Jam

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Moog Subsequent 37 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Adam Berzowski jams on the Moog Subsequent 37 analog synthesizer.

The Moog Subsequent 37 paraphonic analog synthesizer is a redesign of the Sub 37 Tribute Edition. Subsequent 37 maintains all of its predecessor's controls and features, such as Mono and Duo modes, two assignable modulation busses, DAHDSR looping envelopes, and syncable arpeggiator and step sequencer. Moog's engineers have reshaped the sound engine for richer low end and greater sonic dimension, with more headroom in the mixer for greater musicality and a wider range, dirtier Multidrive circuit. Subsequent 37's upgraded 37-note keybed offers a lightweight, swift action with velocity and aftertouch, while the high-powered headphone amp enables live-monitoring in the loudest of venues.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Moog Subsequent 37 analog synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

3D Waves NanoBod for the Arturia MicroFreak

A couple of pics in via Larry Kleinke aka Computer Controlled.

The 3D Waves NanoBod is a custom replacement case for the MicroFreak minus keys. You can find them on Reverb here. Below are some pics from the listing.

"Finally, someone has made a synthesizer with a keybed that we didn't have to chop in half in order to turn it into a module. Arturia did something really clever by making the module on the MicroFreak removable, all you have to do is unscrew 8 screws from the bottom the body.

The only downside to removing the keyboard is that the electronics are exposed and the PCB board serves as the base. That's where the Nano Bod comes in. Using the 8 screws from before, the Nano Bod attaches to your MicroFreak which will help keep dust out and provide a solid footing for your new module.

High quality 3D printed module body
Designed specifically for the Arturia MicroFreak
Recessed holes for rubber feet
Webbed design for added strength and a unique look"

Gotharman's LD3: MicroTunings

Published on Sep 22, 2019 gotharman

"Included in the forthcoming LD3/Tiny LD/SPZ6 updates."

Grain Bastard - Borderland Jam

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Chris Gilkes

"I’m really loving the combo of Borderlands thru Eventide Blackhole on the iPad. I decided to add some drums and percussion from the MachineDrum and OP-1 and some bass from the 0-Coast and just press record. Nothing planned out so expect a jarring structure and some dubious level decisions (the bass comes in quite loud, so watch the volume if you’re listening on headphones etc) - I was just trying out a few sounds and ideas and I quite like a few sections so I decided to post it up.

Thanks for watching."

DreamsOfWires New album track demo version 'Things to come'

Published on Sep 22, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"An early jam/version of a track I was working on for the 'tomorrow the cure' album 'Grey Days & Old Ways':, recorded/filmed a few days before the final album version. I changed a few things since this rendition.

About the album: I wanted to record a collection of past and new compositions in much the same way as I would perform them live - many of my favourite recordings of other artists are live versions; they have an organic and consistent, stripped-down quality to them that appeals to me. As a result, each track is recorded as a performance in real-time, with no overdubs. This limits what I can do by how many instruments I have available to me at any one time, and so everything you hear is created with a Eurorack modular synth and an old Roland SH-1. The Majority of sounds were created with the AJH Synth MiniMod system.

The past tracks included are some I've wanted to re-record for a long time as I'm particularly fond of them, and they haven't been released on any of my previous albums.

My sincerest thanks to all of you who have purchased my music in the past, or this album, and for your generosity - I'm struggling to fund the continuation/progression of what I do on this channel, so it is greatly appreciated."

Help support this channel on Patreon:

Behringer Distortion ACID with TT-303 & TT-606 #TTNM

Published on Sep 22, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Crunchy upbeat minimal Acid with the TT-303 and TT-606 through a Behringer MX400 with feedback. More info below :)


Yet another jam with the two analog clones of the iconic Roland TB-303 and TR-606 bass and drum computers, the Cyclone Analogic TT-303 Bass Bot and TT-606 Drum Drone.

Switching patterns on the 303 and 606 and tweaking some knobs while the Behringer MX400 mixer output is fed back into one of its input channels to create some nasty and crunchy analog overdrive. I'm not that impressed with the TT-303's normal sawtooth wave (then again I think most people just prefer square waves in general) so I thought I'd add some grunge via this old school mixer feedback distortion method, just to hear what it might sound like."

From the Live Room 5: Roland SH2 + Yamaha PS-1

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Alfonse

"Live jam featuring Ian Bostic on drums and Alfonse on the classic Roland SH2 monosynth from 1979, plus one of the original Yamaha Portasound (PS-1) polyphonic keyboards from 1980. Three keyboard tracks were overdubbed after the initial jam session, with effects provided by the Yamaha SDS CH-10MII chorus pedal and the Boss DD7 digital delay pedal. Some additional reverb was added to the synths at the mixing stage.

Get the track here:
Music (C) Copyright 2019 Alfonse and Ian Bostic"

Sand Blind

Published on Sep 22, 2019 davidryle

"5U Large Format Modular Synthesizer. This self-playing piece is structured around a simple sequence from the Q960 step sequencer.
It is generating a seven step "circle of fifths".
There are three VCO's - Synthetic Sound Labs Double-DekaUltrasonic VCO, an SSL VCO through a 5-Pulser and a trio of Mos Lab 901's and 904-B filter.
The DDVCO is tuned to the low root, the Mos Lab's are tuned to a ninth above and the SSL is a fifth above that. The mix from a STG Soundlabs mixer is then run to an Empress reverb in modulation mode and a TC Electronic tape delay DSP from the D-Two rack delay.
A secondary voice from the Sputnik West Coast Random Source module to a FSFX Braids in Harmonic mode is the detuned sliding discordant background melody. It has a slew integrator FM modulation to give it the slowly bending pitch effect. Timbre and Color are modulated from the WCRS as well. It is further flanged by an SSL Digital Delay.
Several filters (dotcom Q107, STG Sea Devils, Yusynth Arp 4072 and a Mega Ohm Audio CdS) are being pinged by various envelopes - some looping. They are STG Soundlabs EG, Q109's and Oakley Sound Labs VCADSR (Krisp1 build).
A pair of STG Voltage Mini Stores are producing a rapid loop step sequence to a pair of Q106's which come and go in the background.
There are a couple of noise pads in the background. One is from a pink noise to an Oakley VCSVF in band pass which is modulated from the WCRS and an LFO then on to a Strymon Blue Sky pedal. The other is a quick fluttering high white noise sound through an Encore frequency shifter (which is pitch modulated from a Q960 sequencer) and then sent to a Jurgen Haible Tau "Pipe" Phaser.
Further gate and LFO timing is handled with the Moon Modular M563 Trigger Sequencer, the SSL V-Gates, a pair of Q962 Sequential Switches and Q961 Interfaces.
Other modular delays involved are the Modcan 73B Dual Delay and a custom Behringer DD400 digital delay."

Massive Wooden Eurorack Cabinets by Lamond Design

via @tiptopaudio

"Another masterpiece designed and built by Ross @lamonddesign powered by a massive 80,000mA Zeus Studio Bus power supply system. Can’t wait to see that system all filled up."

Cabinets for your liquor below.

Clef Master Rhythm Computer Band-box Vintage Drum Machine Synth

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"This Clef Master Rhythm Computer Band Box is a rare vintage analogue drum machine with auto accompaniment. It is partly working and comes with its original instructions.

I have tested the machine using headphones: The drum machine section works as it should although the control knob seems to be set so that it points 90 degrees form where it should, which fooled me for a while! The chord and bass accompaniment section is not working. It does show some signs of life in that the digital display sometimes lights up when you turn it on and always flashes on for a brief while when you press the reset button, as shown in the photos. The instructions state at one point that the display should show '01 CLEF En' when you turn it on or reset it and 'En Line No' during some of the backing playback."

Zynthian Raspberry Pi Synth - Runs Dexed FM Synth, PureData Virtual Analog + more

via this auction

See the Zynthian label for additional posts featuring demos.

"Here's one for synth-heads, DIYers and lovers of unusual electronic instruments.

The Zynthian is a Linux Plugin host featuring loads of synths, effects, audio plugins and more. It comes stocked with Zynthian OS featuring loads of soft synths including the amazing Dexed FM synth and my favourite softsynth ever, TAL NoizeMaker. Users can also import their own patches and presets.

The latest OS lets users access PureData and the list of compatible plugins is growing all the time. (Buyer will need to update OS).

Zynthian features:

Audio in/out
Midi in
Sync out
HDMI out
USB power

The full list of current plugins is below:

FluidSynth sampler
Linux Sampler
SeBFree hammond emulator
Pianoteq Stage Piano (demo)
MOD-UI Linux audio plugin host
Clavinet AutoWah
Dexed FM Synth (legendary FM plugin)
MDA ePiano
TAL Noizemaker (massive virtual analogue)
OBXD (Oberheim emulator)
Rhodes Vintage
Pad Synth V1
Synth V1
FX chain"

Yamaha AN1x SN NN02231

via this auction

"Selling a clean and fully functional Yamaha AN1x. It has a new internal battery. Cosmetically it is in very good condition, there is a cracked corner which I glued (top upper left), the thin plastic cases are very fragile on these synths, see photos."

Oberheim OB-12

via this auction

Hohner String Performer Analog String Synthesizer

via this auction

Studio Electronics Boomstar Modstar Sensei Analog System Synthesizer

via this auction

BlueARP HW mk1 rev6 demo "Riding on new wave"

Published on Sep 22, 2019 graywolf2004ru

"Showing BlueARP DM unit, mk.1 rev.6. No major changes, mostly button arrangement (hopefully this is the final button arragement).

It's 100% hardware performance using:
1. BlueARP DM (desktop unit)
2. Novation Nova
3. Vermona Mono Lancet
4. Korg Electribe S mk.II

BlueARP sends midi clock to Korg ES and Nova. Mono lancet audio is routed via Nova's input, so I apply chorus from Nova, works nice."

BlueARP Hardware ARP Sequencer

Top 5 Hydrasynth Features // A Sound designers dream.

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"This is just a VERY short list of 5 features that really stand out to me on the Hydrasynth. Of course there's a ton more but for times sake i'll stick with these!"

Untold - Mimeophon, VCV Rack, NI Una Corda

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Omri Cohen

"This one is very minimal and needs a certain mindset to enjoy...
I've loaded up Una Corda in VCV Host and sent it to the Make Noise Mimeophon. From there it's going to a bit of reverb but that's it. I'm using the Mimeophon as a sort of a looper with the Zone set to maximum.

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

You can get the WAV file for this on my Patreon page -"

Exercise Those Music Muscles! - itijik Morning Beats 003

Published on Sep 22, 2019 itijik

"Working out with material from the last episode. Just a little beat making exercise for a lazy Sunday ;)

Do you make music or design sounds? If you want to have some fun while pushing your craft further join the itijik Production Club on Patreon:


Exercise Those Music Muscles! - itijik Morning Beats 003
Produced by: itijik"

Free Mixing Tool For Ableton Live! - itijik MultiSPAN featuring Voxengo SPAN 🔥

Published on Sep 22, 2019 itijik

"MultiSPAN is back and it’s still FREE! 🔥 Download it here:

MultiSPAN is an Ableton Live project for multi channel spectral analysis using the free Voxengo SPAN plugin!

Span has been around a while, but it’s still very useful. Sure you could buy a fancy suite of mastering plugins that handles this...but not everyone has that option, or even wants it for that matter. The problem is multichannel routing on Span is complicated AF....So I did it for you!


10 minute Beat Challenge! - itijik Flip Your Sample 002 🔥

Published on Sep 21, 2019

Email me your audio files, even something recorded on your phone, and I’ll flip it into a dope instrument or maybe even a beat. I’ll also post a quick process video and give you a shout out! Just be sure to include your social media links👌😉

Shout out to @p.m.d.w.i on IG ( for sending this funny audio clip to work with.

In this episode I make a beat totally from scratch in 10 minutes! After the 10 minute challenge I go into a little more detail to show how I develop basic ideas into tracks.

00:01:17 - That sound is so dope. Kinda wish I went in a more hard direction with that.
00:10:37 - Times up on the challenge. Keep watching to see where I take it!

Do you make music or design sounds? If you want to have some fun while pushing your craft further join the itijik Production Club on Patreon:

10 minute Beat Challenge! - itijik Flip Your Sample 002 🔥
Video/Audio: itijik

KORG volca nubass - Analogue bass synthesizer with Nutube - 1st Jam

Published on Sep 22, 2019 iamtheswordmaster1

"I happened to get my hands on the volca nubass, a vacuum tube powered analogue bass synthesizer. It is actually the first synthesizer ever featuring a Nutube (the latest vacuum tube technology developed by KORG). This tiny little thing can sound REALLY mean!

In this clip, I'm basically fooling around with the filter, the envelopes, the saturation and drive effects. Especially the sequencer functions "Accents", "Transpose" and "Slides" are coming in really handy when creating some typical acid bass lines. I'm loving the fact, that you can randomize all these three functions separately on the fly. So, you can create interesting variations of the original bass line or get completely new ideas with the hit of a button.

I just added a little reverb from the KORG KAOSS PAD KP3. The drums are coming from the volca sample."

Reimagined jam w/ Elektron Octatrack MkII, Deckard's Dream, Empress Zoia

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Jay Hosking

"A sort-of-not-really remix of a great song and soundscape by Ian T. Lyckland. Performed live, semi-improvised, and all on hardware.

I loaded Lyckland's song into four slots of the Octatrack, and grabbed snippets for different purposes (piano and essential vocal melody from the original, bass, glitchy ambience, deeper vocals). Then I mangled an additional high piano part into a lead line, then added drums, and finally the Deckard’s Dream through the Empress Zoia (which is the obvious synthy part). I'm pleased with how different the composition is from the original, while also retaining the spirit of Lyckland's emotive track.

The original song is called 'You Are Not A Data Scientist' and is on an album of the same name. Listen and buy it here!:

Elektron Octatrack MkII — Sampler (seven tracks: piano + vox, ambience, bass, and deep vocals from Lyckland's song; higher piano lead; drums from Woody Woodmansey sample), audio effects processor and sampler (for the Deckard's), audio effects processor (for the scenes on the master)
Black Corporation Deckard's Dream + Empress Zoia — Classic synth galore

Written by Ian T. Lyckland and Jay Hosking. Uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master."

Presets for Eurorack? Polyend's new modules reviewed // Poly 2 // Anywhere // Preset

Published on Sep 22, 2019 loopop

1:30 mA vs mAh
4:15 Power needs
5:10 Pros & cons
5:40 POLY 2
6:20 MIDI in
7:10 CV outs
10:20 Pros & cons
11:10 PRESET
12:20 The setup
13:35 Take control
16:10 Playing pads
17:45 Custom LFO
20:20 Slew
21:35 Sequencing
24:00 Banks & misc
24:35 Pros & cons
25:50 More ideas

Rhodes Chroma Demos Including Polyphonic Aftertouch

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Logan Rice

Three quick Rhodes Chroma demos by Logan Rice starting with poly aftertouch. Note the background pads stay the same while the other notes brighten. That's poly aftertouch - only the notes you apply pressure to are affected. With the more common standard or mono aftertouch found on most synths all notes would be affected.

Update: pics posted here.

Volca Sample - How to Chop up Breaks in Realtime - Advanced Tips & Tricks

Published on Sep 22, 2019 ChrisLody

"Here's a video for those of you who wanted to know how I made my recent Drum and Bass video on the Volca Sample by using it to chop up breaks in realtime."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z v Roland MC-101

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Matt Craven

"OP-Z and MC-101 go head-to-head in a battle.

I have been a huge fan of the OP-Z since launch and it keeps on getting better with firmware updates, but I am also a huge fan of those legendary Roland synth and drum sounds.

I sequenced Inspector Norse by Todd Terje on both for comparison."


Teenage Engineering OP-Z & Roland MC-101 Tag Team

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Matt Craven

"After their earlier grudge match (, they decided to put their differences aside, called a truce and join forces.

OP-Z making drum noises on tracks 1-4 and sequencing MC-101 on tracks 5-8. Used Anker USB C adapter and Roland UM-One ii."

P4S 11 Sweet Spots with the EHX Oceans11 reverberation and a DrumBrute Impact

Published on Sep 22, 2019 Pedals4Synths

"The Electro Harmonix Oceans11 has a cool feature : when you switch from a mode to another, it keeps your preset so that when you come back to the previous mode, your tweakings are still there ! Let's enjoy that feature for a "11 Sweet Spots Challenge" ! It's reallynice on my Arturia DrumBrute Impact' snares !"


Published on Sep 22, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

Some pics via this auction


Published on Sep 22, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

New GS Music Zeus Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer Details are In

See the update in this post.

Patch n Tweak

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