MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday, January 06, 2020

New Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer Revealed

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Korg

Update: Details are in... Playlist with the first user videos added below.

"Legendary synthesis, radically re-imagined. Organic, inspirational, and mind-blowingly powerful.

KORG’s legendary Wavestation introduced the world to Wave Sequencing, transforming raw samples into sounds that no-one had ever heard before. The flagship OASYS and KRONOS keyboards developed Wave Sequencing even further, expanding on its unique palette of lush, evolving pads and driving rhythms.

Now, KORG is proud to announce the next step in digital synthesis: the wavestate. Featuring the radically re-imagined Wave Sequencing 2.0, the wavestate delivers astonishing, ever-changing sounds with extensive hands-on control.

Far from a nostalgic reissue, the wavestate is designed from the ground up for a new generation of musicians, producers, and composers, taking cues from sources as diverse as modular synths, groove boxes, and algorithmic composition. The compact form-factor, with 37 full-size keys, transports easily and fits neatly into any stage, studio, or desktop setup."

Korg Wavestate User Videos

New Korg Wavestate Vector & Wave Sequencing Synthesizer - Perfect Circuit
Korg Wavestate - All Playing, No Talking! - Kraft Music
Korg Wavestate - Overview with Nick Kwas - Kraft Music
Korg Wavestate - New Keyboard! - sonicstate
Korg WAVESTATE // Review and full tutorial // Wave sequencing and Vector synthesis explained - loopop
Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer | Reverb Demo
First Look: Korg Wavestate Synthesiser with Wave Sequencing 2.0 - Noisegate
First jam with the Korg Wavestate - Honeysmack
Korg Wavestate - Sound Design Tutorial 1 - True Cuckoo


"With the Wavestation, each step of a Wave Sequence had a duration, a sample, and a pitch. This created ear-catching patterns–but the patterns repeated the same way, over and over. What if they could evolve in organic, unexpected ways, instead of just repeating?

Wave Sequencing 2.0 splits apart the timing, the sequence of samples, and the melody, so that each can be manipulated independently. Also added are new characteristics including shapes, gate times, and step sequencer values. Each of these is a “Lane,” and each Lane can have a different number of steps and its own start, end, and loop points.

Every time the sequence moves forward, the individual Lanes are combined to create the output. For instance, a sample may be matched with a different duration, pitch, shape, gate length, and step sequence value every time that it plays. You can modulate each Lane’s start, end, and loop points separately for every note, using velocity, LFOs, envelopes, Mod Knobs, or other controllers. Each note in a chord can be playing something different!

Lanes can also randomize the step order every time they play, with realtime control over the range of included steps. Finally, individual steps can be randomly skipped, with a modulatable probability from 0 to 100%. The result is organic, ever-changing sounds that respond to your control. The four onboard arpeggiators can interact with Wave Sequences for even more possibilities."

"KORG R&D created the original Wavestation, co-created the OASYS and Kronos, and has developed fundamental technologies behind many other KORG instruments. The wavestate reflects their unique aesthetic, delivering stunning sound and deep flexibility via cutting-edge technologies.

Three of the key sound designers from the original Wavestation, John Bowen [of John Bowen Synth Design & the Solaris], John “Skippy” Lehmkuhl (Plugin Guru), and Peter “Ski” Schwartz, joined Belgian artist Airwave and the renowned KORG voicing team to create the incredible wavestate sound library."

"Bursting with knobs and controllers, the wavestate invites you to explore. All of the basics–filter, envelopes, LFOs, effects–are at your fingertips with dedicated front-panel controls. Eight programmable Mod Knobs are customized to bring out the most in every sound, often taking them in entirely new directions. Use the knobs in realtime performance, and also save the results as new sounds. Add in the Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels and the unique Vector Joystick, and you’ll always have multiple dimensions of realtime expression.

Want to dig deeper? Almost all front-panel knobs, and most on-screen parameters, can be modulated. You can even modulate settings for individual Wave Sequence Steps! Mod Processors let you transform modulation signals using quantization, smoothing, curvature, and more."

"Randomization that inspires.

Looking for even more inspiration? A dedicated front-panel button, marked by a “dice” icon, generates new sounds via intelligent randomization. Randomize the entire sound or just a part of it, such as the filter, the Sample Lane, or the effects. Use the results directly, or as a jumping-off point for your own creations.
An arsenal of effects.

The wavestate’s superb effects deliver production-ready sounds. Each Layer has three dedicated effects; additionally, the Performance has a master reverb and parametric EQ. Along with standards such as compressors, EQs, choruses, flangers, phasers, and stereo delays, you’ll find distinctive processors such as the Wave Shaper, Talking Modulator, Reverse Delay, Multiband Mod Delay, and Overb (from the OASYS), plus modeled effects including VOX guitar amps, VOX wah, multi-head tape echo, and a collection of classic guitar pedals."

"Choose your filter.

Add vintage character to your sounds with the aggressive MS-20 Lowpass or Highpass filters, or the strong, sweet Polysix Lowpass. Shape and refine with a full collection of resonant 2-pole and 4-pole Lowpass, Highpass, Bandpass, and Band Reject filters. Or, step outside the box with KORG’s unique Multi Filter, which creates modulatable blends of multiple modes simultaneously.
Ample samples. 64 stereo voices.

Totaling in the gigabytes, the wavestate’s sample library is more than a thousand times larger than that of the original Wavestation. That’s a lot of great-sounding raw material for Wave Sequences. There’s a bank of samples from Plugin Guru, brand-new samples from KORG, and a selection from the Kronos and Krome libraries. Of course, KORG also provides all of the Wavestation’s samples (including all options), plus a huge library of Wavestation Wave Sequences. Play up to 64 stereo voices with pristine clarity, using KORG’s proprietary anti-aliasing sample playback technology."

"Multiply by four.

With all of that synthesis power, you might think the wavestate would play only one sound at a time. Not a chance. For even more rich and complex results, layer up to four Programs together in a Performance–each with their own effects and arpeggiator. The Vector Envelope and Joystick mix the individual voices of the four Layers, and can also modulate any other parameters."

"Set Lists and Smooth Sound Transitions.

Set Lists offer effortless organization of your wavestate Performances, and deliver instant access at the gig or in rehearsal. Smooth Sound Transitions allow previously-played voices and effects to continue to ring out naturally, even once a new sound has been selected.
Plays well with others.

Balanced stereo outputs connect to any recording or monitoring system, and a stereo headphone output is provided for private playing or onstage cueing. Din-style MIDI jacks ensure connection to other MIDI-equipped instruments and audio gear. The wavestate supports class-compliant USB MIDI connections to Windows and Mac computers, and the wavestate librarian program is available as free download from KORG."


New Roland A-88MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller

Published on Jan 6, 2020 RolandChannel

"The latest in our long line of professional MIDI controllers, the Roland A-88MKII is supremely playable, with onboard creative tools for today's musicians and producers. Our acclaimed hammer-action keyboard and built-to-last quality combine with modern features like USB-C connectivity, RGB-lit controls, and MIDI 2.0 for the best performance in its class.

When it comes to MIDI controllers, playability often seems like an afterthought. With the A-88MKII, we bring our acclaimed Roland PHA-4 88-note keyboard feel, enjoyed by professional players on stages around the world, to your studio. Its robust, wood construction creates a solid playing experience you can feel under your fingers. And you can easily adjust the sensitivity and responsiveness to match your unique playing style.

The A-88MKII extends your creative arsenal with three configurable zones, an advanced arpeggiator, chord memory, and multipurpose pads that can trigger commands and events, and energize real-time performance.

Customize the A-88MKII with the control app for macOS and Windows. See all your layers and control mappings at a glance and assign commands to the eight RGB-lit assignable knobs and eight RGB-lit pads, with custom colours for visual feedback. You can create custom setups to control specific soft synths or external hardware, and instantly recall everything with the handy Snap Shot function.

For more information on the Roland A-88MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller, please visit

#roland #a88mkii #midikeyboard" Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

1 Q119 Sequential Controller
1 Q171 Quantizer Bank
2 Q109 Envelope Generator
1 Q181 Controller Interface
1 Q110 Noise Module
1 Q117 Sample and Hold
2 Q112 Channel Mixer
1 Q107 State Variable Filter
1 Q107A State Variable Filter
1 Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter
2 Q124 Multiples
1 Q137 Power and Control Interface
1 Q174 Midi Interface
1 Q167 LFO ++
3 Q106 Oscillator
1 Q108 Amplifier
1 Conversion Kit for Q150 Ladder Filter
1 11-space cabinet
1 22-space cabinet
(With necessary power supply)
Data sheets for all modules

Folktek Mescaline

via this auction

Pic of the back below.

"Let's start by saying that Mescaline is one of the finest times you'll have. It might seem intimidating at first but ultimately once you dive in, you realize there was nothing to fear and it's only here to help open you to extreme possibilities. It's capable of creating entire compositions and the possibilities are vast.

Each of these boards are eurorack compatible and can be installed in a eurorack system individually or all together. Each has its own eurorack power plug on the back. Each module is 44HP
Each of these boards is capable of being powered on a standard 12v adapter. Each has a 2.1mm jack on the back.
When used together, all power can be jumped to power all three boards off the same 12v power source or eurorack power source."

Roland JD-800 w/ voice crystal card and power cable

via this auction

Korg Electribe 2 ★ Dark Ambient Soundscape ★ CATACOMBS ★

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Jay Frederick

★ Wanted to do one with nothing but the Electribe 2. Some compression and EQ in Protools. Thanks for watching. ★

Lisa Bella Donna - Moog One (Conversations)

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Lisa Bella Donna

"A brief flight and video test using the Moog One as a self contained electronic music studio. Tristan and I will be teaming up more to bring more videos and live streams in 2O2O

Here I'm utilizing multi-sequencing and bandpass/notch filter placements as event generators.

Crossfading VCA & Effects to generate dramatic stereo dimensions.

All sounds from the Moog One Synthesizer.

Video production by Tristan Whitney Weary

(C)2020 Lisa Bella Donna / Appalachian Recording"

#Synthuary2020 / #Jamuary2020 - 06

#Jamuary2020 Day 6: Shine on crazy Diamond (free interpretation with MicroFreak)

Published on Jan 5, 2020 VolcaNiced

See the Synthuary label for more. Synthuary because these are the Jamuary synth videos. More below.

"I love this Song.

I remember myself walking thru a park in my hometown Frankfurt years ago and found some Vinyl Records in a bush. One of this vinyls was "Animals" in Pink and "Wish you where here". I was 19 and had no clue what the hack Pink Floyd is. So I put the record on the player and then I was .... infected. Man, that moment first time hearing their music wihtout knowing who they are was unbelievable.

So in tribut to that great moment I am playing some leads from this great Song "Shine on crazy Diamond". Thanks @Waveformer for your influence on this with his video here:

Unfortunately I didnt own the Monologue so I had to build this Lead patch with the Microfreak. This took me about 2 hrs to get this. And it is still not perfect.

The backround sound comes from the Ipad and the App #DigitalD1 from @AudioKit. One of the best apps I own on the Ipad by the way. I build this sound with the PCM Moduls "Epic Pad" and "Glory Organ" and a little bit of tuning.

Enjoy the short trip into the 70th and dont be to sensitive with the mistakes I did. It's #Jamuary2020. Let's do music."

Standard procedure - eurorack jam with squarp hermod

Published on Jan 6, 2020 sector

"A little jam in the highest point in Favignana, in Santa Caterina castle. From here is possible to see the sun set behind Marettimo"

Synthstrom Audible - Insertion Loss by Tactile AF

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Synthstrom Audible

"Official music video for 'Insertion Loss' by Tactile AF from Perth, Australia.

'Insertion Loss' was composed and arranged solely on the Deluge by Synthstrom Audible.

Taken from the forthcoming (Feb 25, 2020) double vinyl collection 'Release' which can be ordered:

Video made by Euphoric Co."

Novation // Start Making - Acid House

Published on Jan 6, 2020 NovationTV

"Next up in our Start Making series, we used the time whilst broken down in the middle of nowhere to capture a load of samples and put them together to create an Acid House track, using only a Launchpad Pro and what comes in the box.

What do you get with Launchpad Pro?
The sounds in the video are sampled using an iPhone and input into Ableton Live Lite, alongside the Bass Station plug-in, V-Station plug-in and an XLN Addictive Keys Instrument (one from a choice of four!).

Discover more about Launchpad Pro

Novation // Start Making Series

Luke Neptune's Ambient, Electronica & Trance soundset for Rev2

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Luke Neptune

"Buy this soundset here

Lush, Warm, Organic, Tender, Trippy, Sparkly, Ethereal.... These were among the words i had in my mind when i was making this soundset. With each patch i created i made sure that at least one of those words could be used to describe the sound i had made.

I hope you enjoy these sounds as much as i enjoyed making them.
I hope they become a great source of inspiration.


(On purchase you will receive step by step instructions on how to import the sounds onto your synth)

-This soundset will load onto bank 4 allowing you have to have all Luke Neptune soundsets on your Rev2 at the same time-"

Korg MS-20 mini + Moog Minitaur + Prophet Rev2

Published on Jan 6, 2020 lucafrancinimusic

"Here's a little raw electronic jam sequenced in Cubase.
Bass: Minitaur
Arp: MS-20 mini
Pad: Rev2
Reverb: Big Sky in Cloud mode

The pad patch of Rev2 is available in my free soundbank:" [posted here]

Hohner E-7 Clavinet

via this auction

MOOG MINIMOOG Analog Synthesizer (1970) *Number One*

Published on Jan 6, 2020 RetroSound

(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

The first demo track in 2020. With the first commercial compact synthesizer ever. The legendary MINIMOOG.

all synthesizer sounds: Moog Minimoog analog synthesizer (1970)
drums: Moog Minimoog
recording: multi-track

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, I'm also happy about a small donation or a purchase of my music albums. All is very welcome and helpful. Thank you!


RetroSound home:

Solton Ketron Arranger Plus - Amazing Italo Disco Machine | 1987 |

Published on Jan 6, 2020 RemasterMix

"Arranger Plus is like the younger brother of Programmer 24."

Solton Ketron Arranger Plus

CRAZY MUSIC PRODUCING CHALLENGE! - Chop Shop 1219 Mix - itijik Pro Club

Published on Jan 6, 2020 itijik

"The itijik Pro Club has a monthly challenge called the Chop Shop. Our samples and audio are added into a limited pool, then everyone has one month to strictly use these samples to create their "Chops". On the first of each month we submit them for the club to hear and give feedback. Each month I post the resulting mix video of the fresh music we're making. Like this one!
It's all about regular practice and elevating your production, and a little bit of showing off your chops!

If you enjoy the music and presentation, please pledge your support on the Pro Club page.
But if you're a music maker and wanna be part of this, you should join today!

To Club Members! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

Here's the Chops submitted for December, 1219:
Jon Madison - Not Running
Chris Fincher - Quick Walk
Mitch Mitchell - Boardwalk
Human Animal - Chop 1219
itijik - Mobbin Tatooine


SOUND DESIGN AND MUSIC CHALLENGE! - Chop Shop 1219 Mix - itijik Pro Club
Produced by: itijik"

[Battery Powered EP31] Soundset On The Water Pt2 - Cyloon & Wrong #

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Human Interface

"After a long hiatus Battery Operated is back! This particular jam was from May of 2018 when Daniel (Cyloon) and I (Wrong#) biked out to an island and camped for a few days. We jammed on this cliff as the sun was setting and it was a pretty awesome moment to get lost into. The jam was 33(!) minutes long so we divided it into 3 parts, this being the first. Enjoy!
Gear Notes

Running the Volca FM into the Monotron delay was a sweet combo, the delay could give a real etherial sound, the filter could curb the harshness, and pushing the FM in at high gains disted the input stage making for a nice distortion.

Gearlist: Korg Volca FM, Volca Bass, Monotribe, Monotron, Monotron Delay, Kaoss Pad x 2, Delay Pedal
Video produced by We Are Machine Media"

Yamaha SY-2 vintage analog synthesizer + legs + lid (serviced)

via this auction

"The synth is complete with lid to close the case and legs. The synth sounds very good. Some call this a mini-CS80. The touch control gives you the opportunity to add more expression when you're playing."

1974 Yamaha SY-1

via this auction

"Vintage analog VCO synthesizer.
The first compact synthesizer from Yamaha.
Refurbished, keys cleaning ,all capacitors changed."

Moog Model 15 Legacy Modular System Synthesizer

via this auction

Hartmann Neuron polyphonic synthesizer w/ surround output matrix

via this auction

Kurzweil K2000S Sampler V3 Synthesizer w/ Orchestral ROM + Manuals SN 9303107320

via this auction

"Kurzweil K2000S V3 Sampler Synthesizer (OS3.01J) with the Orchestral ROM expansion (900-999 Program), 40mb HD, 8192K samples, 107k memory. Includes original manuals & power cord. Tested and works great! Backlight LCD display is bright & clear."

YAMAHA SK-15 vintage analog string organ synth

via this auction

1978 Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Brochure

via this auction

"This original vintage Sequential Circuits Fold Out Brochure contains information and picture’s of the the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 synthesizer, Model 700 Programmer and Model 800 Sequencer.

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

This Fold Out Brochure has no highlighting,underlining or any stamps in it. This original Brochure is in very good condition, see the picture's for more detail."

LUMI + Volca FM [ Live Looper Performance ]

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Little Music Boxes
New Video Published on Jan 7, 2020 - LUMI + Volca FM #1

"This was a fun video to make. Thank you to Jayna my wife who composed that lovely melody 20 years ago.

I was a supporter of the #Roli #LUMI keyboard. I like trying new gear and finding way to pair it with the things I already have. I hope the LUMI helps me improve my piano skill too :)

In this video I have it synced with my iPad (which is off camera). The iPad is using the Korg Gadget app, the Taipei gadget in that let's me send midi info through the iConnect midi cable into the #Korg #VolcaFM. So the LUMI is simply a controller. The audio generated by the Volca FM is then passed to the #EHX Grand Canyon delay and looper pedal. This pedal is adding some effects like reverb, and others. They wet signal is then passed to the "looper side of the pedal" to add new layers to the ongoing loop. So you see a 3 min little cute loop. But I cut out 17 minutes of me trying to look through patch presets. You are welcome. :)

#LofiHipHop #KorgVolca #VolcaSample #bedroomMusic #improv"

Arturia Synthi V Demo

Published on Jan 6, 2020 once upon a synth

"This is a no-talking demo of the Arturia Synthi V VST synth. This is based on the EMS Synthi which was a and synthesizer from 70s.."


Published on Jan 6, 2020 ALM TV

"The ALM ‘QUAID MEGASLOPE’ is a five stage function generator or modulator which operates in one of 3 modes.

This tutorial covers each of the modes and various patching ideas."


KORG NTS-1 Ambient Jam

Published on Oct 4, 2019 BlankFor_ms

"I just got the NTS1 in the mail yesterday and wanted to share some thoughts. The NTS1 isn’t what it appears. At first glance I thought it was going to be another digital monophonic synth, cool but limited. And while it does do exactly that, and the wave shape options are particularly fun, it does something else much better. This thing has a stereo auxiliary in that feeds through its effects, meaning it’s the equivalent of a stereo effects pedal. Actually, three of them. It goes chorus to delay to reverb. All stereo. All with multiple algorithms (same engine as the minilogue xd). They aren’t perfect, the reverbs tend to build up a lot of low frequency resonance and the delays don’t have a pitch modulation option. But aside from that they sound very nice.

In this video both the arpeggiated NTS1 and Volca FM are passing through the NTS1’s effects.

Otherwise the NTS1 is a decent mono synth. However the keyboard is pretty much unusable (too small for my fingers anyway) so midi connectivity will be necessary. It’s power source is USB so I’d imagine it works great with a DAW, I haven’t had a chance to try it. It’s MIDI in is a 3.5mm and my Novation 3.5mm to MIDI adaptor didn’t seem to work with it, maybe somebody out there will know why?

Overall it’s a steal for the effects alone.

This isn’t a sponsored post, but Korg did send me an advance unit to try."

Bach Modular BWV 952

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Stotz Daniel Philipp

"This is a quite unknown fugue of J.S. Bach here in the modular version. Any comment and request please refer to"

Super Duduk Demo - Mark Steiner on NuEVI

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Mark Steiner

"Suonopuro Super Duduk sample instrument for Kontakt. Made for electronic wind instruments.

Purchase at

Incredibly well, multi-sampled duduk instrument. The best I have played, and I adore the duduk. Thank you, Gino for creating this!

Also, for info and waitlist on the physical midi controller/wind instrument that plays in this video, email It is the creation of Johan Berglund, based on Nyle Steiner's EVI.

There is also a woodwind fingered version of that instrument called the NuRAD, which is patterned by Nyle Steiner after the standard EWI he invented (the one in the video is based on trumpet fingering)."

Roland JP-8080 JP-8000 lead demo

Published on Jan 6, 2020 Polyvox Style

Aron Magner - A Tour of His 2020 Disco Biscuits Keyboard Rig

Published on Jan 6, 2020 KeyboardMagazine

"Keyboardist Aron Magner gives KEYBOARD an exclusive tour of his 2020 Disco Biscuits keyboard rig."

Roland JP-8000


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