MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (Official Video - 2019 Mix)

Published on Sep 26, 2019 The Beatles

Spot the synth.

You can find the new release of Abbey Road on Amazon here.

"Abbey Road presented with new mixes in stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos; expanded with previously unreleased session recordings and demos.

Super deluxe 4 disc set, 3 LP deluxe vinyl, 2 CD deluxe, limited edition picture disc, CD, LP, digital and streaming. Available everywhere 27th September 2019.

It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located.

Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe. Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased.

For more information visit

Music video by The Beatles performing Here Comes The Sun (2019 Mix). © 2019 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group)"

Moog Matriarch: Exploring Stereo Delay and Modulation

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Getsemani Music

"Put on your finest headphones as we explore the new Moog Matriarch. Today we'll focus on experimenting with the built in stereo delay and modulation modules. This demo uses no external effects and no special patching, just using the Matriarch's default internal wiring. We ended up with some interesting spacy effects, and sounds ranging from the delicate to shredding with some reminiscence of Emerson's modular."

VirSyn Matrix Vocoder for iOS

Published on Sep 26, 2019 virsyn

"The Matrix Vocoder is designed to properly simulate the classic analog Vocoder sound made famous e.g. by the music of the german band Kraftwerk. At there last world tour they used in fact the PC version of our Matrix Vocoder on stage !

App Store link"

Nord Grand Stage Piano - All Playing, No Talking with Chris Martirano

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Nord Grand bundles at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano shares an incredible performance on the incredible Nord Grand Stage Piano at Kraft Music.

The Nord Grand combines Nord's award-winning performance features, hands-on user interface, and an advanced triple-sensor hammer-weighted keybed to provide an extraordinary playing experience. The triple sensors track the movements of the hammers rather than the keys, delivering the smooth and dynamic touch of an acoustic grand piano. Compatible with the Nord Piano Library and Nord Sample Library 3.0, the Nord Grand offers a wide selection of world-class sounds. Other features include Advanced String Resonance, Nord Triple Pedal with Dynamic Pedal Noise, and effects that can be assigned freely to the Piano or Sample Synth sections."

Mutable Instruments' Braids - Synthesis Models Series #35

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So this is the last episode in this series about Braids. I have to say, it was fun, and I really fell in love with this module. In this one, the model was a sort of modem sounds, and I've created this weird rhythmic melodic patch. Was fun :) Anyway, I hope to start the next series soon, this time, all about Plaits.

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

Here is the patch -"


via this auction

Strider Systems Micro Sequencer

via this auction

You can find a handful of Strider posts here.

"This is way too cool Pre MIDI micro sequencer.
Who would like to digging in this box?

It’s power up!
Inputs are: CV, +G, -G, TR
Outputs are: CV, -G, +G, TR
All mini jacks may compatible with Eurorack?
But wait, what this 1 to F input buttons?
You are most likely needed to in to the 16 digit binary codes??? Arrr!"

You can find a brochure on Strider Systems uSeq on Retro Synth Ads here.

Alesis Andromeda A6 61 Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland 510, Mother 32, Pico Logic, Z-DSP etc: Logic Dance

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Seen From Space

"Two new modules get their first outing: Roland 510 synth voice and TipTop Z-DSP effects.

Copper Traces Seek drives the 510, but made unpredictable by Pico Logic with 2 inputs from the Octocontroller. A different logical output triggers an ADSR modulating the 510 filter, such that it beats against the logic controlling the pitch. I occasionally pause Seek, and you can hear the envelope still being triggered unpredictably. Audio then goes into the Z-DSP.

The Mother 32 also gets a bit of logic from Pico Logic A to mess with its sequencing, then audio into the effects on my DSI Pro 2 and a touch of Lexicon reverb."

Roland MC101 vs. MC707 // Review, pros & cons (MC-101 vs MC-707)

Published on Sep 26, 2019 loopop

0:00 Intro
1:00 Tracks
2:30 Controls
4:55 Pads: 16 vs 8
5:55 Velocity
6:30 Screens
7:05 Portability
7:20 Connectivity
8:45 Mutual params
9:45 Effects
11:00 Clip params
11:35 Seq params
12:35 Sound design
16:10 Clip & scenes
19:20 Looping
20:35 Timestretch
21:05 Sample edit
21:35 Scatter
22:15 Chord & misc
22:55 Pros & cons

GEOSynths Sound Design - Top Ten Tips - 1. Oscillator Blending

Published on Sep 26, 2019 GEOSynths

"This is important as the Goal of using multiple Oscillators is to create a new Waveshape from various others, the "Sum of its Parts" so to speak. You can create a variety of tonal changes over time, just by blending the Volume, changing the Shape and Pitch of the Oscillators, way before even using the Filter."

With the Sequential / DSI Prophet 12.

Dave Smith Pro 2 & Strymon El Capistan

Published on Sep 26, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Fjossa | Novation Summit Ambient

Published on Sep 22, 2019 r beny

"Hello. I am back. Here is a video featuring the Novation Summit. A quick little improv session based around some patches I made for the Summit this summer.

In this video, I'm using the multi-patching capability to meld 2 patches together. At first playing 1 singular patch, then with a split between the patches on the keyboard, then with both patches layered.

These patches and the song were inspired by a trip I took to Iceland this summer. I was in awe of the many waterfalls I saw there, I wanted to create a patch that felt like sound was flowing and dramatic, with lots of movement and modulation.

I believe the patches will be released by Novation at some point."

Manecolooper SSI2144 VCF Eurorack Module w/ H. R. Giger Inspired Front Panel

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Maneco Theloopmaster

How cool is that?

Taking custom front panels to a whole new (and 3D) level.

The prototype minus the faceplate was posted back in 2017 here.

You can find Manecolooper on Reverb here.

Cableguys ShaperBox 2 – Visual Sidechain | Compress | Glitch + Stutter | Filter | Envelope | Reverse…

Published on Sep 25, 2019 Cableguys

"OUT NOW! Now with punchy visual compression, super-fast editing Pens, envelope followers, and much more. In use by David Guetta, AnonXmous, TT Audi (808 Mafia), Nard & B, Jauz, BT, Showtek, Deniz Koyu, and more. Try it free at

Music written & produced by: Serhat Sakin – Instagram:"


Five powerful Cableguys effects in one plugin. For modern mixes and infinite inspiration.

With all-new versions of five powerful Cableguys effects – TimeShaper 2, VolumeShaper 6, FilterShaper Core 2, PanShaper 3, and WidthShaper 2 – ShaperBox 2 is the state-of-the-art effects plugin for modern mixes and infinite inspiration. The plugin is already in use by David Guetta, Ferry Corsten, Showtek, Deniz Koyu, BT, AnonXmous (Timbaland, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj), Mark Byrd (Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott), Hussein (808 Mafia), Mark Ralph (Clean Bandit, Hot Chip, Jax Jones), Wallis Lane (Drake, Post Malone, Travis Scott), Nard & B (Future, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert), Rik Simpson (Coldplay, Jay-Z, Kasabian), and many more.
ShaperBox 2 gives you control over filtering, volume, panning, stereo width – even the flow of time. Simply load any Shaper effect and draw the modulation shapes you need with Cableguys’ easily editable LFOs – now with three powerful Pens for drawing lines, arcs and S-curves at a stroke. Or, use the new envelope followers in Filter, Pan and WidthShaper that react to beats, basslines, melodies – anything.

Get inspired: turn loops, beats, vocals, melodies and basslines into addictive hooks to kickstart your next track. Explore new curated Preset Packs filled with wild transformations, tension-building FX and studio staples.

For mixing, perfect your sound with sample-accurate sidechain ducking, zero-delay feedback filters, stereo expansion, and more. All in multiband.

Expand your sound design with new visual compression in VolumeShaper 6, eight lush phaser modes in FilterShaper Core 2, tape/vinyl ‘wow’ and custom flanger/chorus with TimeShaper 2’s Fine Mode, and psychoacoustic Haas panning in PanShaper 3.

Work at the speed of inspiration with ShaperBox 2’s 1-click Quick Presets, Retina/HiDPI support, smoother graphics, redesigned interface with larger editing areas, improved editing tools, and many more workflow enhancements.

My Korg MS-20 goes classical part II (Strymon Big Sky inside)

Published on Sep 15, 2019 adnmusic

I feel like I'm graduating from synthesizer school! You can find part 1 here.

"Sound Edition on the Korg MS-20
no preset, no midi, no sequencer

Strymon Big Sky Reverb

1. March n°1 in D Major (Trio in G - Land of Hope and Glory) from Pomp and Circumstance - Edward Elgar
2. Habanera ("Love is a rebellious bird") from Carmen - Georges Bizet
3. Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang III) - Franz Schubert
4. Aquarium (The Carnival of the Animals) - Camille Saint Saëns
5. Prélude (Suite for Cello n°1 in G) - Johann Sebastian Bach

1. Marche n°1 en Ré majeur (Trio en sol) Pomp and et Circumstance - Edward Elgar
2. Habanera ("L'Amour est un oiseau rebelle") Carmen - Georges Bizet
3. Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang III) - Franz Schubert
4. Aquarium (Le Carnaval des Animaux) - Camille Saint-Saëns
5. Prélude (Suite pour violoncelle n°1 en sol) - Johann Sebastian Bach"

adnmusic Korg MS-20 videos

1987 Korg DS-8 "Eight Advantages" Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest of the scans and a write-up.

"Korg DS-8 synthesizer 'Eight Advantages' four page colour brochure from 1987."

1983 Classic Roland Rhythm Machines Brochure Catalog

via this auction

"This auction contains the original Roland Rythm Machines Catalog from 1983.

This catalog contains information and picture’s of the most classic Roland products of all time like the TR-808, TB-303, the mighty Jupiter-8 on the back and a lot more.

This is a must-have for any vintage synthesizer/Roland collector as these are getting very hard/impossible to find these days."

The line-up

Piano Plus 70
Piano Plus 60
Piano Plus 30
PCS Cords

Studio Electronics MidiMoog Rack Synthesizer Owned by Martin Gore of Depeche Mode

via this auction

"This Studio Electronics MidiMoog Rack Synthesizer is from the private collection of Martin Gore, founding member of Depeche Mode.

SN: N/A. SUPER COOL. MidiMoog rack synthesizer. Some light rack wear. UK power cable. Will need a step down transformer.

This unit was used on all Depeche Mode recordings following Songs Of Faith & Devotion. Insane!

All items in The Official Martin Gore of Depeche Mode Reverb Shop ship fully insured with delivery confirmation and include a signed and embossed Certificate of Authenticity from Martin Gore."

Ensonic Fizmo Synthesizer Owned by Martin Gore of Depeche Mode

via this auction

"This Ensonic Fizmo Synthesizer is from the private collection of Martin Gore, founding member of Depeche Mode

SN: FIZMO-11570. Ensoniq synthesizer. A couple of key contacts have fallen out. Taped to the front. The red LP screen cover has come off.Taped to the front. IEC included. Signed by Martin Gore.

All items in The Official Martin Gore of Depeche Mode Reverb Shop ship fully insured with delivery confirmation and include a signed and embossed Certificate of Authenticity from Martin Gore."

Dacs FREQue II Rack Mount Owned by Martin Gore of Depeche Mode

via this auction

"This Dacs FREQue II Rack Mount is from the private collection of Martin Gore, founding member of Depeche Mode

SN: 09100701. Super cool rackmount modulation device. IEC included.

All items in The Official Martin Gore of Depeche Mode Reverb Shop ship fully insured with delivery confirmation and include a signed and embossed Certificate of Authenticity from Martin Gore."

1973 EML 101 Booklet - One Synthesizer Makes More Music!

via this auction

First pics of the inside. The front and back cover was featured back in 2009.

Listen “The Sound of Moog” Demo Record 7"

via this auction

Listen to it here.

Not a flexi-disc.

1972 Moog Minimoog/Sonic Six Brochure

via this auction

Moog Source, classic analog synthesizer

via this auction

"This listing is for a Moog Source classic analog synthesizer. The sound is very reminiscent of the Model D but the Source has some advantages like patch storage and standard ADSR envelopes. It shows some signs of use but is generally working quite well sounds fantastic. Includes a power cable."

Creamware Prodyssey ASB

via this auction

"One of the nicest and rarest VAs ever made. All the modulation power of an Odyssey but with presets, extensive MIDI spec and 12 voices of polyphony. Plus a selectable Minimoog filter for extra wallop. All housed in a chunky metal and wooden case. This thing is solid! Extra features (note priority, env trigger etc.) accessible via MIDI CCs so no need for the editor, in my experience anyway. I found it paired extremely well with my Elektrons for sequencing, receiving program changes, CC assignments etc..."

Quasimidi Sirius Synthesizer Keyboard Vocoder

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 W/ Midi

via this auction

"This is a fine condition Rev 3.3 thats been totally electronically restored. The unit features factory midi with midi thru (not common). It has 120 program slots with a brand new battery to retain them in memory.

As for upgrades, all ECO’s we know of have been done to this prophet so it performs as well as possible. We are lucky to have access to certain factory updates not found on the web, and those have been performed on this unit so it is as stable as possible.

The power supply has been left original however a toroidal transformer has been added in place of the original type for silent operation. The original transformer has mechanical buzz and can be a nuisance in well treated studios. Additionally, the audio noise floor is lowered by this new transformer, so it will also sound clearer than other prophets.
The transformer we use also helps the prophet run considerably cooler than others, so the unit will last longer between tuning cycles.

Regarding electronics, of course all tantalum capacitors have been replaced with high quality electrolytic. Other capacitors commonly overlooked by others have been replaced to clean up the signal path for a like new sound.

Brand new bushings are installed for a flawless action.

The Tauntek firmware has also been added. This gives better midi control over the unit, but also adds some features such as unison detune, which is awesome!

All in all, this is a fine example of a prophet 5 that will surely bring many years of joy to it’s next owner."

E-MU Emulator III EIII Classic 80's Professional Sampler Synthesiser CEM Filters SN 0980194

via this auction

"E-MU Emulator III EIII Digital Sound Production System (Aftertouch is faulty)

The Emulator III (EIII) is a classic 80's professional sampler workstation / Digital Sound Production System. As it was very expensive, around US $15,000 when it was released it was not bought by many artists, however the EIII being EMU's biggest and most professional sampler at the time could be found in many big production studios. Only around 1200 were ever sold making this a pretty rare piece. The EIII has CD quality specs, 44.1kHz or 22kHz sampling, extensive sample editing features, a 16 track sequencer, CEM filter chips, arpeggiator, MIDI, SMPTE, SCSI, Stereo output plus 16 individual outs plus much more!"

This one was listed back in 2016.

MAM - MB33 Mk II - TB-303 Clone

via this auction

"Excellent sounding rackmount TB-303 "clone", somewhat under the radar, with added features (sub oscillator, distortion...), no onboard sequencer but with accent, and nearly all parameters MIDI controlable from an external sequencer or DAW.

This specific MkII model is the more desirable one as, unlike other versions, it has the more accurate sounding 18db filter.

Works perfect, amazing cosmetic condition for its age, as shown in the pictures, with just a couple very light scratches from rackmounting and the paint largely immaculate."

TEST SERIES Verbos Electronics Complex and Harmonic Oscillator BASTL Thyme Eventide Space

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Sound design experiments. This system has a Verbos Electronics Voltage Multistage, Complex, and Harmonic Oscillators. Make Noise LXD. 2hp Random, LFO, and Envelope. For effects a BASTL Instruments Thyme and Eventide Space.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Six4Pix Arpie + CVTab Firmware V6 Standalone tutorial with Modded TB-303

Published on Sep 26, 2019 While We Were Sleeping

Sixty Four Pixels - note Arpie made it's first appearance back in 2015.

00:00 - 01:07 Intro
01:07 - 05:28 Part 1 - Basic Arpeggiator
05:28 - 08:20 Part 2 - Patterns
08:20 - 09:25 Part 3 - Random patterns
09:25 - 10:30 Part 4 - Clock out
10:30 - 11:26 Part 5.1 - other features - Skip over notes
11:26 - 11:50 Part 5.2 - Other Features - Hz/V scaling
11:50 - 13:02 Part 5.3 - Other Features - Force to scale
Bonus Material:
11:26 - 14:15 - 1 Note Acid bass-line
14:15 - 15:48 - Eurorack synced Jam

"In this video, I am showing the features of the Arpie by six4pix with it's latest firmware Version 6. This is a significant update to the Arpie and turns it into a powerful Arpeggiator / Sequencer hybrid with a unique workflow and feature set.

The Arpie can be used standalone or with a MIDI keyboard. I love the standalone nature of the Arpie and chose to show it that way in this video.

I am also using the CVtab expansion to control my TB-303 with its Borg mod from Analogue Solutions.
The CVTab gives the Arpie a CV out, a gate out and a third out that can act as a trigger for accents, slides ... or as a clock out. The CVTab also provides storing of 16 patterns.

All the technics used in this video will also work using MIDI except for pattern saving and restoring. MIDI provides a number of features not available as CV and are not covered in this video.

I am covering most of the Arpie features but not all so do read the manual for more details

I did my best to make things clear but if you have any questions do ask in the comments and ill do my best to answer.

A few notes on using the Arpie:

The main function aria has a 4x3 button greed each button in the greed has 2 functions: Press and Long Press. the instructions in the video make this clear however I made a mistake 1:30 in and made a long press before correcting it to a normal short press. I think I got it correct in all other places, but the instructions should be all correct.

Once selecting a function you configure the function using the 16 LEDs/push buttons at the top of the Arpie.

Bonus Material:

1 Note Acid bass-line - This was recorded an earlier test version of the Firmware, but I thought it is interesting to see how the firmware evolved and I liked it and did not want to shoot it again.
(In this version where access to the [PATN] additional layers is on the [Mode button])
Can you work out how to play this using the latest version?

Eurorack synced Jam - While working on the tutorial I was to focused on what I was showing to get a good sync going to my Eurorack so I added a jam that shows better results. I also want to add that it is not difficult to get a sync going and you can create interesting grooves by choosing the start point.

Final thoughts, I love the organic nature of the Arpie and mixing the various technics to create surprising and unexpected results. I have many ideas for patches using the Arpie that I hope to share in the future.
If you have an Arpie would love to hear how you use it?"

KAWAI K5 Synthesizer 1987 - Sounds Presets Demo (NO TALKING, ONLY PLAYING) 80s Vintage synthesizer

Published on Sep 13, 2019 Eaglechild

"Here's some of my favourite presets. The sound is directly from the synth with a bit external reverb. Program this monster is very hard and difficult, but the results can be amazing.
Enjoy ! :)"

ROLAND D-50 Synthesizer (1987) Sounds / Presets (NO TALKING, only playing)

Published on Sep 25, 2019 Eaglechild

"Here's some of my favourite ROLAND D-50 presets.
Enjoy! :)"

SHANGHAI - I Need Your Love (AOR 1982) Keyboard/Synthesizer cover/ Roland D-50

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Eaglechild

Stziopa x Bastl: Kompas

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Bastl Instruments

"Kompas is a three-coordinate probabilistic pattern navigator. Each coordinate has a unique travelling pace and a dedicated trigger output. The amount of probability can be adjusted manually or by external voltages. Once a coordinate has been adjusted, a new pattern is generated and looped until the next change of direction.

this tool is the outcome of the environment we are in
and is inspired by non-linear approach to music and life – don't build any expectations, choose your direction and discover new paths

Unlike common probability operation, instead of filtering a pre-determined sequence, Kompas uses probability to generate new looping patterns based on the direction you choose.

global clock and reset input
3 x 32 step pattern generators with travelling algorithms
3 CV inputs for coordinate modulation
3 trigger outputs
2/5/10ms selectable trigger length (via boot settings)
DIY and hacker friendly Arduino programmable hardware
open-source schematics and code
includes a printed fanzine with navigation topics
available also as a DIY soldering and coding workshop"

Kompas wes first introduced in May for SUPERBOOTH 2019.

A Synth That Acts Like A Vintage Sampler

Published on Sep 26, 2019 The Daydream Sound

"Synthesizers can teach you a lot about Samplers. Especially the Ensoniq ESQ-1.

Just got an #Ensoniq ASR-10 and don't know where to start? Learn everything you need to know to get up and running with the Ensoniq ASR-10 Beginners Manual."

Gestrument Pro Tutorials

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Gestrument

Gestrument Pro Tutorial #1 - Basic Overview and introduction
Gestrument Pro Tutorial #2 - Rhythm Generators and Beatmaking
Gestrument Pro Tutorial #3 - The Pitch and Chord Generator!

See this post for details on Gestrument Pro.

weight | Teenage Engineering OP-1 + OP-Z Ambient

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Blicero

"weight by Blicero.

My first track with the Teenage Engineering OP-1.

All the words of it’s uniqueness and quirkiness are true and then some. Here I’m using the built in gyroscope to bend the notes in and out by tilting the OP-1 while I play.

The OP-1 is doing all of the spacey more ambient sounds; and the OP-Z provides the rest. The OP-1 is going into the Zoia. Here the Zoia is just a delay with some very subtle warm distortion.

OP-1 sounds are samples of instruments I have around; for this piece I don’t use the synth engines.

Recorded into a Zoom H6 and lightly processed in Ableton."

200 Trucks - A4Mk2, Novation Peak, Synthstrom Deluge

Published on Sep 26, 2019 Condukt

"Enjoy 96bpm and the sound of 200 trucks. The Deluge is doing whatever, and the Analog Four is doing the other stuff. The Peak is playing sound. The Keystep isn't actually connected to anything (the solo was sequenced later in post)."

Patch n Tweak

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