MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019

DSI Pro 2 Demo

DSI Pro 2 Demo Part 1 Published on Dec 26, 2019 Pure Ambient Drone

"Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Sound demo. In this video I showcase some DSI Pro 2 preset patches. Sequential puts out some great synthesizers and the Sequential Pro 2 is an amazing synthesizer to play. This is part one of my DSI Pro 2 Demo."

Gershon Kingsley [Episode 210]

Published on Dec 26, 2019 CatSynth TV

"We discuss the life and work of Gershon Kingsley, who passed away on December 10, 2019.

Kingsley is perhaps best known for his 1968 synth-pop tune Popcorn, which has been covered many times. However, he had quite a varied career as an electronic musician, with a variety of styles as the founder of The First Moog Quartet, and also as the composer of many modernist works exploring Jewish identity and liturgy."


Also see Gershon Kingsley Has Passed Away

New Sidraw by Meng Qi

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Meng Qi

(🎧 🔊 recommended for subbass)

read the informative manual :

"Sidraw is an experimental electronic instrument, based on Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrazzi circuit board, and my interface experiments.

There is a way to design electronic musical interface, which is not to consider sound parameters, but to think from the angle of circuit interference, I call it 'Circuit Expression'.

It can be seen on various experimental electronic musical instruments. From the Crackle Box by Michel Waisvisz back in 1970s, to the new Landscape Stereo Field and Martin Howse Dark Interpreter. UK synth designer Tom Bugs also had been utilizing them in the Weevil series of work. I've commissioned a special version of Chirper from Tom Bugs, which may have pushed the release of Board Chirper model a year later.

This method has a lot to do with circuit instability, touch and feedback. by touching selected circuit nodes, new connections are made, circuits behaviors are affected.

On sound output, it may result in a complex change on a combination of sound parameters (loudness, pitch, timber), and expressive reactions can be found.

I've found expressive behaviors from touching specific parts in Sidrazzi circuit, thus Sidraw is born.

(7 identical voices, only voice 1 marked)
1 - [Stereo Output] 1/4 TRS
2 - [DC Input] 12V Center Positive
3 - [Ground Banana Jack] 4mm
4 - [Utility Patch Bay] 4mm - 2mm Direct + 2mm - 2mm w/Capacitor - Try patching with or without capacitor in between for different behaviors.
5 - [Gesture Outputs] 1 for each L/R channel, output when sound is triggered 6 - [FM Input]
7 - [Square Wave Output]
8 - [Glitch Inputs]
9 - [Direct VCA Input] 4.5v = silence, with pad for easy touching
10 - [Master Pitch Knob]

A raw, hectic and weird Klangbau Köln Eurorack Modular Synth Jam #TTNM

Published on Dec 26, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Yeah ... just wiggling some knobs on my steel Eurorack for a change to make a bunch of bleeps for my music diary. Check out that LED tag though :P"


Lyra-8 (& Matrixbrute etc): "Rivulets"

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Hello all - Merry Christmas to everyone. I trust everyone is well/enjoying the festivities. To the track: two Lyra-8's, Matrixbrute, plus a few others. The second Lyra (the distant, high one: very obvious at the end) is a beautiful sound; very reminiscent of the glass armonica.

Something more musical on the Lyra-8 this time (the last track was quite dark!). Good to hear the Lyra in context with other instruments. It works very well/pairs nicely - especially with the Matrixbrute.

Soundcloud link here -

Enjoy/all best

Korg Mini-Korg Vintage Analog FUN! Univox Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Rik Marston Official

"Korg Mini-Korg Vintage Analog FUN!"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The UNIVOX Korg Mini-Korg! So cool to play this!!!!
A few little physical issues & some noisy knobs/sliders
Kitaro, Vangelis, The Human League.. it's a favorite for sure!
I love it, similar to the Moog Satellite in sound, it's DREAMY!
I was only 4 when this was made..... still blows my mind it works
so well after all of these years! UNIQUE sound for sure!!!

Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Casio VZ-8M iPD synthesizer expander module

via this auction

"Casio VZ-8M iPD synthesis, with original manual, fully working, with included 15 soundbanks from the ROM cards made at the time."

Super Expensive Manual for Super Expensive ARP 2500 Synth

via this auction

This is the one in the video posted earlier today.

"Seeing that one of those soId on here for $65,000 just the other day, I reaIize that chances I will ever own one are sIim if not none.

Ergo no need to hang on to the manuaI in vain hopes any Ionger.

However, if someone can pay $65,000 for the synth, they can afford to pay EU500 for a manuaI in as near pristine condition as you can stiII find.

There were 100 of the ARP 2500 made so the number of manuaIs is aIso 100.

There are rare books that seIl for far more."

Mooer Audio GE 300 Amp Modeling Synth

via this auction

Never seen one of these before. Some notes on the Synth enginge below.

"The GE300 from MOOER is the flagship multi-effect instrument processor. By combining the well-received Micro Preamp series, TONE CAPTURE instrument matching technology, tri-voice polyphonic synthesizer module, and a wide-range of guitar effects and tools, the GE300 embellishes every single motive for creation from your mind with nuanced details.

The GE300 contains dual-DSP processors delivering the fastidious detailed characterizes of every delay, reverb, modulation or amp model inside. Thanks to the intuitive and simple UI, controls, and connection ports, the GE300 is an all-in-one working station for musicians whether in a live situation, at home, or in the studio.


With the synth module, your instrument will be transformed into an electronic synthesizer without the need for special pickups or instrument modifications, allowing you to spark your creativity with more possibilities.

As you can see from the diagram, the SYNTH ENGINE has 3 independent voices with their own parameters for waveform, pitch, attack, level, filter and arpeggiator. The signal path from the instrument input is split and routed directly to the front of each synth voice so they remain completely parallel and independent from one another. The thru dry signal can also be mixed parallel to the entire synth effect block, so you can opt for synth only or mix it with your guitar signal..."

Crumar Composer Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer SN 00222

via this auction

"Overall in very good condition, this Crumar Composer has been fully tested and is 100% functional. All pots, switches, and faders have been fully sprayed out with DeOxit electric cleaner. There are minor corrosion spots on the unit and signs of use. Please see photos.

The Crumar Composer is an analog paraphonic synthesizer. It has thick sound and combines 5 instruments which are a solo synth, a poly synth, an organ and strings. In the solo synth section there are 5 waveforms to choose from. It can be mixed with the poly synth to create a 3 oscillator instrument. The string section also has a Leslie speaker Bucket Brigade effect.
It also has a breath controller input where you just connect a tube and you can modulate the vca and vcf. it also has what is called touch vibrato in the mono synth section which is created by using you finger on the touch vibrato control.
The unit also offers pitch and modulation wheels for the other synth sections. Interestingly the Composer uses the same CEM chip to VCA, filters and envelope as the Memorymoog, Oberheim OBX, OBXa/OB8, SCI Prophet 5.Less than 400 units were produced by Crumar."

Moog One Firmware 1.2.0...Have they fixed the FX?

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Synthient Sound

"Have the FX gain staging and mix been improved? I check it out!"

Live Techno with Cristian Varela and the Roland MC-707 & MC-101 GROOVEBOX

Published on Dec 26, 2019 RolandChannel

"DJ, producer, label founder, festival organiser and one of the most enthusiastic people you’ll ever meet—Cristian Varela is on a mission to take techno to the masses. Week in, week out, the Spanish-born powerhouse plays to huge crowds all over the world, often adding live performance elements into the mix to give himself an edge.

As the owner of the coolest customised MC-505 you’ll ever see, Cristian talks about how he got started with the Roland GROOVEBOX range, his twenty-year experience from the MC-505, what he thinks of the latest MC-707 and MC-101, and why you’ll find them right beside him on stage, in some of the biggest—and loudest—electronic clubs in the world.

You can download exclusive FREE Roland MC-707 & MC-101 GROOVEBOX Projects from Cristian via, and many more presets, patches and patterns for your GROOVEBOX."

Modular vid #303

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Phisynth

"Main sound from Scrotum Labs' Tresses (MI Braids) and drums triggered by Scrotum Labs' Grilles (MI Grids)"

PULSAR-23 in-depth explanation LOOPER & CLOCK

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Vlad Kreimer

"A series of demo-videos with detailed in-depth explanations of PULSAR-23."


TORAIZ SP-16 and DJS-1000 Sharing Projects

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Pioneer DJ

"Project files can be shared between the SP-16 and DJS-1000. Watch this video to learn how this is possible, then take your studio productions to the club and add more creativity to your DJ set."

DSI Pro 2 & Nux Atlantic

Published on Dec 26, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

73-75 Serge demos

Published on Dec 26, 2019

"sonic journeying with 73-75 Serge Voice panel. I'm really loving the unprocessed sound of this, totally reminds me of my vintage Serge Modular Music System. More info here:
Also checkout my Patreon page where I'll be doing tutorials from these patches:"

Silicon Voices (TX Wiggles 53)

Published on Dec 26, 2019 poorness studios

"A little ambient synth jam I made on Christmas Day. I used my Eurorack and the Arturia Microbrute to create this soundscape. It's a simple patch on the modular, but it reminded me of dozens of robots having conversations. Thus the title, Silicon Voices."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

Wrong People - VCV Rack Tutorial

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Omri Cohen

00:00 - Midi Player
01:40 - Lua
08:41 - Tourette

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

The Commodore Music Maker Deluxe Improvised Jam

Published on Dec 26, 2019 MrCaliforniaD

"First off, sorry for the occasional clipping of the sound console.

This is my friend Jay-Boi playing with the Music Maker Deluxe in a very basic but effective musical setup.

The Commodore controller is connected directly on the keyboard matrix of a Commodore 64c (SID 8580). The sound used is a 3 voice sawtooth waveform with adjustable LFO amount and filter amount using the 2 potentiometers on the side.

The audio out of the C64c is going inside a DIY MS-20 like filter box that receives it's modulation from the a Korg MS-20. The output of the filter box goes to a first track. The Korg MS-20 is connected to a second track.

If you want to know more about this Commodore 64 with piano keys, you can watch these two videos:" [posted here]

Synth Spotting in Borderlands 3

via bÖsch @fabmass

"Synths setup in @Borderlands 3"

Rossum Electro Music Assimil8or Multi-Timbral Phase Modulation Sampler 2.0 Software: SOS Fade Mode

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Rossum Electro-Music


Assimil8or Software v2.00 has been released. Check the Downloads tab at the link above for details.

2.00 New Features Guide:"

Cwejman S1 MK2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Awesome sounding and looking Cwejman S1 Mk2 in eggshell white.

Mint condition. 2nd owner and not much used.

Comes with original box and power supply."

Rare Korg 770 MK I

via this auction

"This synthesizer has a unique sound and plenty of modulation!
The second VCO can modulate the VCO I with 2 different type of ring modulation, a pitched noise and more !
This is a singular and unique synthesizer that is a must have for any synthesizer collectors.
Not only talking about the vintage look, this synthesizer has the best sounding possibilities, we find it a mix between the SB-100 and the MS-20."

Roland TR-909 SN 415301

via this auction

Ciat Lonbarde Tetrax Semi Modular Synthesiser

via this auction

"Ciat Lonbarde Tetrax Semi Modular Synthesiser - it is used but in great fully working condition. As is often the case with these CL barre synths one of the keys triggers sounds from left to right rather than right to left like the rest. Power supply not included (needs 12v 1a positive tip)"

BugBrand PRC1 Mk2 PT Delay

via this auction

"This is the original system (pre-2013) PT Delay rather than the currently built one."

€39.900,00 / $44,000 Yamaha DX1

via this auction

Another one spotted and sent in via M Me.

"This DX-1 is one of only 140 built: they were the flagship of the all-conquering Yamaha DX series of FM digital synths. A veritable behemoth weighing around 50 kilos, with 73 full-length weighted wooden keys and a wooden case. It offers 32 note polyphony and superb sonic performance thanks to the carefully-selected components. Uniquely for a vintage synth, it features polyphonic aftertouch. Yamaha built these to impress, not to a price point (they originally retailed at around £10,000 in 1984 – around £35,000 in today’s money).

Among Yamaha's DX line of synthesizers, the DX1 is definitely the biggest and most expensive. With a dual 6-operator digital FM engine, it's like two DX7's wrapped up in a wood-paneled case and comes with a truly professional weighted 73 note keyboard sensitive to both velocity and aftertouch. The DX7 style membrane buttons have been replaced by actual push-buttons, display screens and the overall layout of buttons and diagrams is nicer and better organized."

Rare Yamaha CS70M Vintage Synthesizer SN 1254

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

You can find some demos of the CS70M in the archives.


MIDI SYNC 1 via this auction

MIDI SYNC 2 via this auction

Never seen these before.

These were spotted and sent in via M Me.


via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

ARP 2500 Manual Flip Through

Published on Dec 26, 2019 synthmaven

"ARP 2500 Manual as close to mint condition as you can get at this age"

Update: this one is now listed for sale here.

synthmaven on eBay

I didn't see it listed, but I did find the following listed for $199.99. :) Great piece of synth history for those that can afford it though. And if you can afford it, support the site!

via this auction

ARP 2600 & ARP ODYSSEY = BTM LUVS ARP SYNTH SESSIONS 1976​-​2020 (Full Album)

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Bill T Miller

"Bill T Miller's ARP SYNTHESIZER adventures from 1976 to 2019 on ARP ODYSSEY and ARP 2600.

+ SIDE ONE: ARP Odyssey
1. Bungalow Bill ARP Odyssey Sessions '76 0
2. Super Worm Equinox Moon ARP Odyssey & EML ElectroCom 101
+ SIDE TWO: ARP 2600
3.Winter Equinox Prequel ARP 2600 Headroom 2019
4. BTM on ARP on ZBC - New Year's Eve 2018

+ Produced & Engineered by Bill T Miller.
Special THANX to Sheri Hausey, ZiggyCat, Bloom, Stephen de Jesus

- See Hear more BTM luvs ARP adventures via....

* Download wav/aif/mp3 AUDIO of complete
BTM ARP SYNTH SESSIONS 1976​-​2020 album via


°Grid by birdkids — coming soon — January 2020

Published on Dec 26, 2019 birdkids

"In January 2020, birdkids will introduce the first product in a series of handheld, wireless devices for creative, audiovisual applications.

°Grid is an interactive controller that enables the user to experience the rich world of creative Apps, as never before. Play keys, make beats, remix, VJ — Effortlessly on-the-go."

Arturia CMI V Demo

Published on Dec 26, 2019 once upon a synth

"This is a no-talking demo of the Arturia CMI V VST synth. This is based on the Fairlight CMI which was a sampler and synthesizer from 1979."

Korg Volca Modular - Boxing Day Warm Up Jam

Published on Dec 26, 2019 ChrisLody

"My missus was nice enough to buy me yet another Korg Volca this Christmas, the Korg Volca Modular!

So here's my first go on it. I found it quite mysterious when I first switched it on as 'West Coast' style synthesis is quite new to me, the naming conventions anyway. Luckily this Volca (unlike some others) has a very good manual so after a short while I was fairly comfortable with it.

Not tremendously complex this jam but it's my first Volca Modular jam in my new studio since we moved house, most of which is still in boxes so it's more of a warm up than anything."

How To Recreate MJ’s “Beat It” Famous Intro

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Doctor Mix

"Today I deconstruct the iconic intro featuring the 808 and the Synclavier."

Noisy Oscillator-Modor Music/3 pole VC morphing Filter Threek 13700-Funkstill/Dual LFO-Nakedboards

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Today I have a small movie with cool modules such as Noisy Oscillator from Modor Music new 3 pole VC morphing Filter Threek 13700 from Funkstill and Dual LFO from nakedboards with the addition of some reverb from Black Hole DSP from Erica Synths.

I showed how the filter itself sounds in this Noisy Oscillator patch with the addition of built-in noise, so the name Noisy Oscillator, This VCO is digital but has SONAR noise, ARCADE noise and Wind noise and noise tune and FM modulation.

As you will see these are digital noise but they add a great effect in a patch like this one, at the end you have already crazy modulation, but by that time I also used FM and I was constantly changing the morphing mode in Threek Filter so I think this set is really great.

I also used various LFO changes not much but both waves were used with Dual LFO from nakedboards.

It's best to check it yourself.

For me these are dope modules !!!

Have a great day!!!"

Chameleon Modular Synthesizer - Ceylon Quad Channel Sequencer

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Johan Bilén

"This is a demo of Ceylon, my quad channel sequencer. I'm using two channels. Channel one sends notes to the Namaqua-module and channel two sends data to Namaqua filter frequency cutoff of its right channel. The clock is generated by an LFO from a Senegal module."

See the Chameleon label below for more.

The TRITON music workstation revived | KORG Collection for Mac/Win

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Korg

"The TRITON music workstation revived.
A synthesizer collection completely reconstructed in software.

More about KORG Collection at:

More than 15 years have passed since the release of the KORG Legacy Collection, a pioneer of software-based synthesizers offering full recreations of the analog circuits and digital systems of generations of KORG synthesizers. In 2017, we added the ARP ODYSSEY and re-released the collection under the name Korg Collection.

Now in 2019, the TRITON is the newest addition to the Korg Collection. Originally released in 1999, the TRITON achieved huge popularity across many genres and continues to be used 20 years later. The new Korg Collection TRITON comes with the complete EXB-PCM soundboard series, giving you access to a huge array of sounds so you can achieve TRITON's full potential.

KORG's many generations of synthesizers are beloved by musicians around the world. Surpassing the boundaries of digital and analog, the KORG Collection continues to revive the distinctive sounds of synthesizers that have left their mark on the history of modern music."

"The long-awaited addition to the KORG Collection series, the TRITON Music Workstation Synthesizer, is finally available. As the originator, KORG reproduced everything perfectly without any compromise. Now you can finally get the sounds that rocked the hit charts in software.

Sounds that come to represent an era inevitably fall victim to the change of style and fashion. What once felt new and refreshing becomes dated and boring. Still, those sounds always retain the emotional value that originally touched the hearts of musicians and listeners alike. Over time, new generations bring their own flavor and combine the old and new advance the cutting edge of art and music. In this modern age of software synthesizers the KORG Collection, with generations of iconic KORG sounds, will surely be the trigger for that synthesis."

PLAYSET The New Music Box For iPad By Fingerlab

Published on Dec 26, 2019 Fingerlab

"Download PLAYSET:

PLAYSET website:

PLAYSET is an intuitive drum and synth sequencer, designed for instant fun and live music.
Start with the drums. Add a sneaky bass line, dress it with a fat lead and you've got your song.
Adjust the mix, light on the FXs, add a few patterns to the timeline and your song is a hit!

Want to connect? PLAYSET supports MIDI, Audiobus, Ableton Link, and is also available as an Audio Unit plug-in.
Finally, once your song is done, you can export it in order to share it with the world.

One more thing: PLAYSET is brought to you by the team behind DM1 (Apple Design Award winner 2012). So if you liked DM1, you’re going to love Playset!

PLAYSET is a premium app, which means that once you’ve bought it, it is entirely yours to use: no in-app purchases or adds!

-Created by the DM1 team (Apple Design Award 2012)
-Multi-touch sequencer
-50 original samplekits, including drumkits, bass and leads
-Mixer page with mute, level, pitch, length, pan controls and full custom kit per track
-2 FX per instrument with many FX types (reverb, delay, disto, chorus, compressor, …)
-Patterns & Timeline module
-Extra-fast bounce for master or separated tracks, mono or stereo
-Share & import your projects
-Embedded Gallery with demo songs
-Audiobus & Ableton Link support
-MIDI support
-Audio background mode
-Audio Unit support

Have fun
Fingerlab team"

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