MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Synthmas 2019 From SynthMania

Published on Dec 25, 2019

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Brigitta and me :)"

Demo :: Lexicon Model 200 on SH101 (Aphex Riff)

Published on Dec 25, 2019 SOLON Music

"Demo of the Lexicon Model 200 Reverb using Roland SH101 synth playing Aphex Twin riff from 'Tha' (Selected Ambient Works 85-92). Presets demo'ed:

1.0 HALL

Arturia Synclavier V (Part 2, Sound Creation)

Published on Dec 25, 2019 CatSynth TV

"In Part 2 of our detailed look at the Arturia Synclavier V, we explore the synthesis engine, which combines additive and FM synthesis as well as sampling. We show how to create your own sounds from scratch using the engine, and deconstruct a few presets to see how it is used.

If you haven't yet seen Part 1, we recommend you do so first: [posted here]

00:27 Introduction to the synthesis engine and creating your own sounds
06:24 Deconstructing the partials and harmonics of a factory preset
07:27 Building sounds using the sample engine
10:54 Importing your own samples
12:10 Harmonic analysis of samples
14:08 A factory preset that puts it all together"

CatSynth TV Arturia Synclavier V videos

Merry Synthmas and & a MATRIXSYNTH Giveaway!

What's that left under the tree?...

Is that a WaveRex MC-256 Memory Cartridge with a whopping 256 banks for supporting Roland gear like the JX-8P, JX-10, TR-909, and TR-707? Why yes it is! You might remember from this post it came in and I do not need it! I mentioned I would be giving it away to a supporting member of the site and to stay tuned. Well the time has come. If you are a supporting member and want it, email me at At the end of the year, yes you have to wait that long, I will pick a lucky winner. I'm guessing many are spending time with their families so I want to give members some time. BTW, if you have ever considering supporting the site, and would like a chance at picking up this cart, you can enter before January 1st. Just be sure to email me to add you to the pool. Currently we have 234 supporting members, and I'm guessing not every one will enter.

Thank you to all the supporting members of the site, and thank you to all of you who take time out of your day to just visit and participate. I understand signing up to support a site can be a hassle and something many may not want to go through the trouble to do. That is totally fine. Please know that the site does appreciate you! This giveaway is just a little extra I'd like to offer to those who give a little extra to the site to keep it running. Thank you all! And huge thanks to WaveRex for making this giveaway possible! Be sure to check out their site for additional synth carts and RAM cards.

Merry Synthmas! :)

Happy Holidays from Sequential!

via @sequentialLLC

"Happy Holidays from Sequential! #HappyHolidays #Sequential"

Black Christmas (Prophet X) by Everett Dudgeon

Published on Dec 25, 2019 EverettDudgeon138

"It's me Billy! Wishing you a Black Christmas everyone.

No overdubs. Everything you hear is played directly from the Prophet X with samples I put in."

DYNACORD ADS Sample Library

This one in via swissdoc

"On we started an initiative to preserve the DYNACORD ADS Sample Library by reading a bunch of old floppy disks and converting data in HFE format to be used by HxC floppy emulator. It is quite a decent coverage of the library as availble in 1989, but not complete.

Samples can be used in any sampler by manual conversion. Please see the readme.txt [below] for a bit more info.

Here you will find the data"

Image via gearslutz.

P.S. Apparently this is the first ADS featuring on the site. There were a few verstions of the ADD posted here.


IMG files can be written to real floppy disks with Omniflop, which supports the ADS data structure.
HFE files are to be used with the HxC floppy emulator.

For users of softsamplers etc.: IMG files can be imported into Audacity in RAW Mode 16-Bit (use Big Endian format), sample data can then be used manually

Some disks had read errors, they are marked with err in the filename.
Some disks had been marked "wrong disk", so they may not load properly as part of a pair.

Nihilist's Xmas by Shasta Cults

A future classic!

It's bleak.

released December 25, 2019

Programmed and Recorded in 2017 by Shasta Cults
Mastered by J. Stevenson

Outtakes from Configurations featuring the Buchla 700.

(pictured below)

New Studio Electronics MIDIMini V30

Studio Electronics Midimini V30 Demo With Patches [No Talking] Published on Dec 24, 2019 VCO USA

Note this post has been updated a few times. Original post below.

"A collection of 10 patches w/ Preset Templates for the Minimini V30. Time stamps below for the specific patch and the patch sheets appear at the last 10 seconds of each clip.

0:03 - The Impossible Drum 'Kit'
1:48 - Aggro Bass
2:35 - FM Sync Lead
3:48 - Screamin' Triangles
5:11 - Filter FM Shark Bass
6:26 - 4th Wobble Bass
7:58 - Bigger Than Yours Bass
9:00 - Classic Sync
9:51 - Pluck You (Arp)
10:57 - Dreamy Drone Chord

You can download the patch sheets here"

"30 years later and here we are... glorious sound makes that possible. All honor and praise to the geniuses at R. A. Moog Co, especially Bill Hemsath, and Mr. Moog himself, a person with whom I (MSR) shared a lunch space at NAMM in the 1990s—it's something folks.

Some internal patching on "Registered Pulses", "Voo R U", and "1st Midimini V30", not that I can remember what went where. No FX however, (with the exception of a wet channel on Rach of Ages 2), no compression, limiting, only a touch of some spot normalizing on several tracks. Essentially raw and un-pestered, synth and factory direct honesty—still such a lonely word.

Oh yes, and I created a few stereo tracks from multiple takes; who could resist? I'm sure you can spot them.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas,
Marc St Regis 12/24/19"

Details via Studio Electronics:

MIDIMINI V30 - $2999

"Many can recall dialing up Midim-g/Midimini patches that fit a song so perfectly that they inspired even greater creativity; shapely, sometimes sinuous sounds whose essense called out to you; emotive sounds you never wanted to change; sounds you lovingly tracked, notated and revered; sounds as vital as the lyrics or lead vocal—that solid, insistent, articulate bounce, bravado, and twangy bang. Was there another sensible, MIDI-driven rackmount choice for immaculate synth-bass and lead lines?

November 2019 brings the SE Midimini V30 to the table, and nothing has been lost in the translation of this end-of-decade Analog essential. A raft of brand-new hardware features, extensive software sweetening, and modular connections open the window even wider to an already stunning Analog view.

It's highlight time again:

Through-hole build: Every. Single. PC board.
Classic 4-pole, 24 db/oct, voltage-controlled Lowpass Ladder Filter, with voltage-controlled Cutoff.
Semi-Modular Mini: Standard issue CV & Gate, and # OutsToOuts-friendly patchability of voltage, amplifier, and key tonal mastering tap points (1/8" Eurorack Connections).
Classic Midimini Cross Mod and Boomstar-perfected Ring Mod.
Amp Drive: Boomstar Modular AMP saturation and overdrive imported into 'V30 world.
Output Feedback loop and gain control—the old Low Output to External Input hack—hardwired and fine-tuned—interacts expressivley with Amp Drive.
MIDI-syncable, AFM*-capable, multi-waveform LFO, routable to VCF and VCO.
LFO Out patch point for deep modulation or oscillation creation.
LFO Gate (LFO pulse of VCF/VCA) from the SE-02.
OSC 1 Triangle Wave to amplifier (bypasses VCF) for high Resonance setting/low frequency compensation.
Sweepable OSC Oscillator 2 to Oscillator 1 Sync.
Handy Boomstar Drone feature.
Envelope 2 Master Mode: ENV2 (VCA) assumes control of Filter (VCF) Envelope.
Expressive Linear and Exponential Glide.
Front Panel-mounted External Audio input with level control.
Independent Release control of Filter and Amplifier.
Boomstar MIDI Learn feature for MIDI, Aftertouch and Modwheel.
Low/Last/High Note Priority, Env 1 inverting, VCF/VCA dynamics, and VCF Envelope Multi-trigger."

Click the images for the full size shots. Had to shrink them down a bit to format the page.

Original post:

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child, via Studio Electronics Instagram feed.

The MIDIMini as you all likely know is Studio Electronics rackmount Minimoog. They originally converted vintage Minimoogs to the MIDIMoog and then followed with their own designed MIDIMini. You can find pics of a MIDIMoog here and an original MIDIMini here.

6 Kilpatrick PHENOL PATCH TIPS you need to try! #TTNM

Published on Dec 25, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Get more out of your Kilpatrick Phenol modular synthesizer with these patch tips!


00:14 Tip #1: Passive Mixing
00:53 Tip #2: Stereo Auto-Pan
01:53 Tip #3: More VCOs
02:35 Tip #4: Audio Feedback Trick
04:25 Tip #5: Snappier Envelopes
06:08 Tip #6: Manual CV Source

Phenol Manual:"

Novation Peak & Source Audio Nemesis

Published on Dec 25, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Synth Spotting with Portugal The Man & the Millennium Falcon at Disney Parks Christmas Celebration

This one is in via supporting memnber, Dub Assembly:

"Yamaha Montage and Hammond XK-3c being rocked out by Portugal The Man during Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade.

Don’t we all want to perform in front of the Millennium Falcon?!"

I did a little searching and found the video below (they come in at 2:24). Note the date, Nov 15. Curious how many dates they performed. And just for clarity, the video is a random one I found on YouTube and not Dub Assembly's. You'll find two additional close-up pics from Dub Assembly below the video. P.S. In case you missed it one of the planets in the latest Star Wars movie Episode IX is name Kijimi, after Black Corporation's Kijimi. See this post.

Published on Nov 15, 2019 PopCultureGeek

"We go to a concert in the park; the park just so happens to be Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and the concert is an impromptu Holiday performance by Portugal. The Band!"

Jingle Bells Tech, Happy Holidays with the Elektron Digitakt, Moog Mother 32 and Tech 21 FlyRig

Published on Dec 25, 2019 Mauricio Maisterrena

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2019 sci prophet vs from synths colors

Published on Dec 25, 2019 synths colors

synths colors brings us the short sample videos you've seen here on MATRIXSYNTH. This one is much in the same vein. :)

Merry Christmas !
¡ Feliz Navidad !
Buon Natale !
Весела Коледа !
Glædelig jul !
Καλά Χριστούγεννα !
Boldog Karácsonyt !
Nollaig Shona !
Selamat Natal !
Gleðileg jól !
Selamat Hari Natal !
Il-Milied it-tajjeb !
Vrolijk kerstfeest !
God jul !
Wesołych Świąt !
Feliz Natal !
Veselé Vianoce !
God Jul !
Veselé Vánoce !
Giáng sinh vui vẻ !

hydrasynth + RS7000

Published on Dec 25, 2019 zamisers7k

"Sorry I don't post much vids anymore. I can't get any newer video editing software to work worth a darn, so this probably looks and sounds like garbage so thumbs down all you want, but guess what, I've got a hydrasynth wooooo!"

Flame 4 VOX Wavetable VCO and Curves-Analog Moving Resonance Filter Bank

Published on Dec 25, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hello guys I hope that Christmas is passing well and you are enjoying the new equipment !
So today I have a small movie with 4VOX and Curves modules from Flame instruments
4 vox I used one preset wavetable voice called OLD FORMS and I added to it Curves - Analog Moving Resonance Filter Bank using ODD output.
As you can see small changes when you introduce the variation and envelope knob, I also introduced the low frequencey oscillator from Dual LFO module from nakedboards to 3 bands later.
this allows the individual bands in the filter to introduce further moves and creates completely new sequences, but here I showed it only in a demonstrative way to a small extent, of course the possibilities are much larger.
Clock can be entered with Lfo pulse or just a clock.
small demo fun but it's best to check it out for yourself."

Flame 4 VOX

Modor NF 1 digital synthesizer overview and sound demo

Published on Dec 25, 2019 Gearjunkies

"The Modor NF-1 is an 8-voice polyphonic virtual analog synthesizer desktop synthesizer, made in Belgium. It has a special formant filter, 448 presets and a nicely designed user interface. We think it is a really nice and special synthesizer, and we want to show you what is and what it can do in this video."

Roland JP-8000 Supersaw + Arturia Rev Plate-140 [No Talking]

Published on Dec 25, 2019 Marshal Arnold

"Tonight, I demo the Roland JP-8000 and it's legendary Supersaw. I have created a custom Epic Trance style Supersaw on the JP-8000 witch uses 2 layers packed full of Supersaws.

I've ran the Roland JP-8000 through external effects. I've used the stock delay in Ableton and the very excellent Arturia Rev Plate-140 reverberation unit.

This video is in preparation for a big Supersaw show down I'm working on. Look for it early 2020 on this channel. it will be the OG Roland JP-8000 vs 4 other wonderful synthesizers and their take on Supersaws.


If you want to find out more about me, please visit my website at:"

Roland MC303 Utopian Fantasy Live Set

Published on Dec 25, 2019 Geylo Follen

Track 01 0:00
Track 02 2:15
Track 03 5:25
Track 04 9:02
Track 05 11:28
Track 06 14:56
Track 07 18:22

Synclavier X-Mas

Published on Dec 25, 2019 100 Things I Do

"I was playing with some alternate tunings on the Synclavier this morning before heading off to the family X-Mas and decided I would share the outcome. Hope you enjoy!

I also hope everyone is having a stress free X-Mas full of the foods, family, friends and activities you love! Take care, and hopefully get another clip out before the start of the new year!


Patch n Tweak

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