MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

Q-rious Soundset for Waldorf Q/Q+

Published on Jun 10, 2019 Seraphic Music

"The soundset is compatible with Waldorf MicroQ and Waldorf Blofeld when used with Mystery Island Music’s MicroQ and Blofeld editor.

Buy the soundset at

A set of 100 well crafted patches for your Waldorf Q/Q+ containing piercing leads, beautiful keys, atmospheric sounds, big, wide pads, gritty basses, arpeggios, pluck sounds and some classic trancy stuff.
The soundset fit most electronic genre from ambience to death electro. Many of the patches make use of the extensive modulation matrix. If you want something else than comb filtered audio landscapes then this is the set for you"

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Patch of the Week 40: ARP 2600 – First Patch

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Korg

"How to get your first sounds out of an ARP 2600 that has had all its sliders zeroed out. Adding in oscillators by patching and breaking the normalled connections that the 2600 is known for."

Korg Patch of the week videos

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts

Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.8 Pathetique 2nd Movement on Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Donghyuk Heo

"Beethoven :

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

Critter & Guitari - Tapey for Organelle

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Critter & Guitari

"New patch for the Organelle!"

"Recorded samples are pitched across they keyboard. Sample playback emulates a tape player with pitch & speed warble and ramping start and stop speeds.

Tapey records a sample up to 30 seconds long. The sample can be played by any key. The sample pitch is relative to the key's note. There are playback controls that emulate a tape player's ramping up to speed (and down from it) and warble. After sample is recorded, create and store sequences.

ÆQUILIBRIUM parte II - Allegretto moderato

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Patrizio Politi

"Sistema polifonico di forze equilibrato. La ricerca di equivalenza è affidata alla voce che si occupa, incessantemente, di corroborare il sistema stesso.

To download hi-quality audio:"

Waldorf Q Phoenix keyboard on the top of the organ style case. Microwave II on top of rack. Not sure what's below it an below the Q.

Korg Wavestation SR Digital MAGIC Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Rik Marston Official

#korgwavestation #korgwavestate #wavetables
"Korg Wavestation SR Digital MAGIC"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Korg Wavestation SR demoing it's DIGITAL MAGIC!
Used in so many soundtracks & video games in the 1990's
today it still holds it's own against some other newer 2000's
digital synthesizers. Now the Korg Wavestate is here & I
will put up some more Wavestation SR videos to demo
so every one can enjoy what made the Wavestation SR
(Wavestation, EX & A/D) so enjoyable! ;)

Recorded into Ableton LIVE with no extra FX! ;)

Thank you for watching!

#Synthuary2020 / #Jamuary2020 - 10

#jamuary2020 Day 10 - Elektron Digitakt

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Oscillator Sink

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

"Oh wow this one was fun to make.

It has been a good few months since I last sat down with the Digitakt and, like its FM cousin, it remains just so inspiring and fun. This one was a real head-bobber while I was recording.

The project I was working in was the same one as my Digitakt set from last year, so the samples used are the same, but the result was quite different from anything in that set.

Anyway, I had a big dumb smile on my face the whole time I was working on this one, so I hope that comes across in the finished product."

PreenFM2 - testing conversion of dx7 banks

Published on Jan 10, 2020 synth-love

Elka EM 22 Vintage 1986 Italian Synthesizer Module

via this auction

According to this 2008 post, the EM 22 used the same Curtis CEM3396 uP Controllable Dual Waveform Converter / Processor used in the the Oberheim Matrix 1000 and Cheetah MS6. The videos in this post apparently feature one but I'm not sure if you can see it.

Tour of the New Pittsburgh Modular Workshop

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Welcome to our new home!"

UVI Vintage Vault 3 - The Ultimative Vintage Synthesizer Collection with 65 instruments

Published on Jan 10, 2020 RetroSound


I think many of you guys know that I work since many years together with #UVI.
So I have sampled most of my #Vintage #Synths for UVI products like OB Legacy, String Machines 2, Synth Anthology 2 and more.

Now here is the brand new Vintage Vault 3 with 65 vintage instruments and over 500.000 high quality samples.
As synth maniac since a very long time I must that high quality samples are more realistic as virtual synthesis.
All the vintage synths I show in the video and a lot more are included in Vintage Vault3.

Check the new Vintage Vault 3 by UVI:"

Happy Nerding - FX Aid Multi Effect Module - Just Audio

Published on Jan 9, 2020 SamiRabia

"Happy Nerding have kindly sent me their new FX Aid for a play. This first video is just audio from my first few sessions. Please subscribe for updates when the full review comes - Enjoy!

Timing index
0:02 - Reverb Cloud (1)Decay Time (2)Chorus (3)Diffusion
0:37 - Reverb Black Hole (1)Decay Time (2)Gravity (3)Tone
2:19 - Reverb Plate Classic (1)Decay Time (2)Pre-Delay (3)Tone
4:49 - Chorus into Reverb (1)Spread (2)Stereo Width (3)Reverb Mix
6:32 - Delay Vowel (1)Delay Time (2)Feedback (3)AH-E-EE-O-I-AE-AW-A
7:39 - Flanger (1)Rate (2)Range (3)+-Feedback
8:54 - Frequency Shifter Up-Dn (1)Freq. Shift (2)+-Feedback (3)Delay Time
9:26 - Delay Comb (1)Frequency (2)Resonance (3)+-Feedback
9:44 - Wave Folder (1)Fold (2)+-Symmetry (3)Stereo Width
10:16 - Sample Rate Reducer (1)Amount (2)Pre-FX Tone (3)Post-FX Tone
10:22 - Bit Crusher (1)Amount (2)Pre-FX Tone (3)Post-FX Tone"

The Prophet 10 In Depth

"Today I dig deeper into the Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 and show you all of its features. Check the plug-in version of the Prophet 10 from UVI here:

►Check our other video about the Prophet 10 here:" [posted here]
►Learn more about ADSR on a Prophet 5 here: [embed below]
More Prophet 5 Videos here:
►The Prophet 5 Synthesizer In Action: [posted here]
►Prophet 5: Famous Preset Sounds: [posted here]

Synthesizers: ADSR Envelope Explained

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Doctor Mix

"Today we explain ADSR: Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release. This is a fundamental feature of subtractive synthesis and the first step to building sounds!"

MIDI Mod on the iPhone as a Performance Utility - an AN1x style patch on the Prophet Rev2

Published on Jan 9, 2020 thesrabbit

MIDI Mod Overview video further below. You can find it in the App Store here.

Spotted this one on discchord.

"I love the sound of the AN1x, but programming it is not the quickest experience. The Rev2 has similar capabilities from a sound design perspective (plus a whole lot of things that the AN1x can't do). However, the AN1x has an awesome effects section that blows away that of most modern synths. In this video, I use MIDI Mod to do some fairly simple routings, just using the Mod Matrix. No LFO's, envelopes, arps, or anything else.

MIDI Mod is running on an iPhone X, hooked up to the MeeBlip Cubit Go via USB. MIDI out of the Cubit Go is running to the MIDI In on the Rev2. And MIDI Out of the Rev 2 is going to MIDI In on the Cubit Go. This gives MIDI Mod 2-way communication with the Rev2. Now this could easily be done without DIN cables at all, just connecting MIDI Mod directly to the Rev2 over USB. But later in the video, external effects are added to level the playing field with the AN1x on that front, somewhat. One of the pedals (Ventris Dual Reverb) has a MIDI input and so there's a MIDI DIN cable running to that as well.

The idea behind the patch isn't to recreate the exact patch on the Rev2, but to create a similar patch from a structural point of view. 2 layers, one as a pad, and 1 as an arp spanning multiple octaves. With the ability to fade the arp in and out via the modwheel. "Program Volume" is not a modulation destination on the Rev2 itself, but we can easily access it with MIDI Mod (or almost any other of the bazillion parameters on the Rev2).

In addition, Note (MIDI Note) is routed to Layer A Pan Spread and Layer B Pan Spread on two different slots. Layer A has the arp, and so the range is set to 63-127 to throw the voices out wider. Layer B is the pad, so the range is restricted to 0-12 to keep things more centered, which makes that aspect of the sound a little more meaty, especially the lower notes. This can easily be adjusted to taste.

Finally, the modwheel is assigned to the pre-delay time of the Ventris later on in the video when the external effects are brought in.

The point of this is to illustrate what you might do with MIDI Mod in a pinch, to get that little extra something. Made even easier now that you can do it just by using your phone!

- MIDI Mod for iOS (on an iPhone X)
- Sequential Prophet Rev2
- Yamaha AN1x
- MeeBlip Cubit Go MIDI Interface
- TC Electronic Flashback II Delay
- Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb"

MIDI Mod for iPad - Full Overview with the Yamaha Reface CS

Published on Jul 6, 2019 thesrabbit

"This video uses the Yamaha Reface CS and Arturia Keystep to provide a full rundown of MIDI Mod's major features, including:

Mod Matrix
Sync and App Settings

MIDI Mod's Main Features:
4 LFOs
3 Envelopes (delay and hold, loopable, 2 ADSR, one 4-stage with individual level controls)
Arpeggiator with an auto-transpose sequencer (sequencer of a sequence) and modulation capabilities
32-slot mod matrix with fine tune value ranges for each assignment and inversion (negative)
Mod sources include the LFOs, envelopes, arp note on, arp note off, and when used with an external keyboard, you get Aftertouch, Velocity, note (key tracking), Pitchbend, Modwheel, and expression as mod sources.

What sets MIDI Mod apart is ease of use when making assignments. It comes with over 50 pre-defined device mappings. So there's no need to dig through your user manual or midi implementation chart. Just select the manufacturer, model, and parameter name from the menu. Additionally, you have a ton of internal routings that can be made. For example, LFO 2 could modulate LFO 1's rate, Envelope 2 could control LFO 2's mod depth, and so on."

Trumpet and Buchla Modular Synth | Sarah Belle Reid

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Sarah Belle Reid

"In which I connect my sensor-based augmented trumpet MIGSI to the Buchla 200 and 100 modular synthesizer systems for the first time. MIGSI uses sensors to collect gestural data from the trumpet as I'm playing, and sends that as serial data over to a computer running Max/MSP. In this video I'm using the Expert Sleepers ES-8 module to convert signals from MIGSI into control voltage, which is being used to modulate a patch on the Buchla.

Full audio tracks from this video (x2) are available on:
'March of the Unexpected Caterpillars':
"Shadow Shuffle":

For more about MIGSI:

For audio downloads, videos, tutorials, and to join my Patreon community:

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation."

Dueling Embechures - Nyle Steiner & Mark Steiner 1/9/2020

Published on Jan 9, 2020 Mark Steiner

"Pretty much a tie."

VCV Rack Live Stream - Regen Modular

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here is the patch -
Here you can find the Regen Modular collection -"

Yamaha FS1R w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Anyone reading this knows why they want it. Crisp sharp envelopes. Bright rich sound. Like MODX with addition of formant filters. Use FS1R free editor (PC/OSX) for easy access to entire synth engine. The sheer magnitude of parameters is very deep. A sound designer's dream machine."

You can also find an iPad editor for the FS1R here.

Polivoks Pro 2019 Black

via this auction

By Alexey Tabor. You can find demos in previous posts here.

One Off CasperElectronics Bastl Circuit Bent Analog Wave VCO Synth

via this auction

Update: not sure if this is a circuit-bent Speak & Math or if it's just the case with other internals. If you know feel free to leave a comment.

"The Diamond Dreams MT-404 Custom by Peter Edwards of Casper Electronics & Bastl fame.

This is portable live performance art in your hand; the stuff usually reserved for names like Patton and Elfman.

It is a prototype. The only one.

I am including the original notes and instructions that accompanied this instrument. A lot of time was spent considering how the musician/user would interface with the device respecting what it was capable of at extremes of deviation from the manufacturer's specification.

Note the little catch so the battery compartment door can't get away from you. The battery compartment is clean and it will run on batteries. It also comes with a wall wart style a/c cable so you can plug it into an outlet in studio and not worry about battery life.

This level of technical design and craft is truly exceptional. R2-D2 love songs, Aleatoric effects, gibberish, future-retro sci-fi grime and garbage.

Someone is going to be very happy."

Elektron Monomachine SFX-6 Keyboard w/ Family Fun Pack & More!

via this auction

"Elektron Monomachine SFX-6 Keyboard Workstation in excellent condition. It boasts Elekton's own Sid Station emulation, Digitone style FM, Virtual Analog, FX modules with external signal processing capabilities, 6 Voice Polyphonic Mode for luxurious pads and dance stabs or layered atonal digital synthesizer toneclusters, parallel external midi sequencing, and much much more..

The included items itemized below are fully functional and in excellent condition. Fun Pack unopened.
This Elektron Monomachine SFX-6 Keyboard Workstation also comes with:

One (1) Elektron TM-1 'Turbo Midi' USB/Midi In/Out interface
One (1) USB Cable
One (1) Dual Midi Cable ( The TM-1 is a single Midi I/O interface. This cable facilitates both the sending and receiving. )
One (1) AC Power Cable
One (1) 12 Foot 1/4 Inch Stereo Audio Cable
One (1) Elektron Family Fun Pack ( Pins, decals(?), and promo what-not -please see the pictures above. )

Any other instruments, equipment or items shown in the pictures but not itemized above, is not included in this auction.

In polyphonic mode all 6 voices can be allocated to a single synthesis type. In FM mode the instrument provides very flexible Digitone-sounding response. This is a very flexible synth workstation with multiple synthesis types, external signal processing, synches internal and external midi sequencing, and much more..

The synth is very very clean and absolutely everything works as it should.
The keys have aged to a lovely even bone that gives the instrument a refined vintage appearance. The toning of the white keys -which I personally find elegant- is the only 'issue' preventing me from advertising this instrument as MINT.

The new Owner should be very happy with this sophisticated and unique synthesis workstation."

Yamaha Tenori-On TNR-W Synthesizer Magnesium

via this auction

"If you're looking at this listing, you're probably well aware of what this is and is capable of. If not, here's an excerpt from Wikipedia:

"The Tenori-on is an electronic musical instrument designed and created by the Japanese artist Toshio Iwai and Yu Nishibori of the Music and Human Interface Group at the Yamaha Center for Advanced Sound Technology. It consists of a hand-held screen in which a sixteen-by-sixteen grid of LED switches are held within a magnesium plastic frame. Any of these switches may be activated in a number of different ways to create sounds. Two built-in speakers are located on the top of the frame, as well as a dial and buttons that control the type of sound and beats per minute produced."

It's basically is one of the most fun & innovative electronic music production hardware/instruments. You can use its inbuilt sounds or import your own samples. You can connect MIDI and use the sequencer as master/slave or a controller etc etc. It can be as easy or as deep as you want it.


Unit is cosmetically in great condition. All buttons, jog wheel and switches work perfectly and feel great. Lights and screen perfect in operation. Ports and jacks all in excellent condition and connect without issue. Sound is clear and strong from output."

Korg SV2

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Sound On Sound magazine

Korg Wavestate

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Sound On Sound magazine

Korg ARP2600 FS

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Sound On Sound magazine

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts

Korg ARP 2600 FS – Sound-only demo

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Future Music Magazine

"Following in the wake of their impressive Odyssey reissues, Korg have unleashed a new take on ARP's other classic, the semi-modular 2600. Hear this faithful recreation in action in our sound demo."

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts

Korg Wavestate – Sound-only demo

Published on Jan 10, 2020 Future Music Magazine

"With the Wavestate, Korg have unleashed a worth follow-up to the classic Wavestation. Using an engine they call 'Wave Sequencing 2.0', this 64-voice, multitimbral polysynth is great for evolving pads and ambient textures. Hear it in action with our sound demo,."

Commodore 64 - Let's Make Some Music! | The Legendary Computer Lives On

Published on Jan 9, 2020 Espen Kraft

"The Commodore 64 with its famous SID-chip really blew everyone away when it was introduced back in 1982.
It could play 3 different sounds at once, but during the years musicians and programmers learned to drop sounds in and out during the course of the music so it gave the impression that there was more than 3 different sounds playing at the same time.

The two different original SID chips, the 6581 and the 8580 has some differencies in sound and capabilities, and there's always discussions going on about which sounds the best. I'm no SID purist, I'm a musician first and I've grown to appreciate the 8580 as the main SID source when I use the C64 in my music.

Korg Arp 2600 Reissue! Video by Perfect Circuit

Published on Jan 9, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"The ARP 2600 is back! Korg has officially announced their reissue of one of the most important synthesizers of all time. The new 2600 is the same size as the original, contains all the original features, and adds a handful of extra niceties critical to integration into the modern musical landscape. Best of all, the new 2600 is a fraction of the price of many vintage instruments—so the 2600 is now more accessible than ever before.

Korg's new ARP 2600 is modeled on early revisions of the classic instrument, providing a huge sound with its three oscillators, resonant lowpass filter, and stereo spring reverb. It includes a recreation of the 3620 keyboard, complete with duophonic operation, integrated LFO, and dedicated performance controllers. The new 3620 adds an integrated arpeggiator, including a sequence mode for playback of up to 128 stored notes.

The 2600 adds XLR outputs, USB MIDI, and MIDI over DIN, as well as selectable filter model for a couple of different flavors of 2600 tone. It also includes a rugged flight case for keeping your instrument safe while you're on the road. For more thoughts on the Korg ARP 2600, check out our blog Signal here:

Korg ARP 2600 available here:

#PerfectCircuit #ARP2600 #Korg"

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts


Update: I'm hearing this version was just a render and never pursued by KORG. Currently they have no plan other than the Full Sized (FS) version. The question of course is how did these renders end up at GC?

This was spotted on the Guitar Center website. Note the right side of the keyboard is flush with the case. The price is the same $3,899.99 and there is no mention of it being mini. My guess is it's just the perspective of the shots, but who knows?! Maybe they used the wrong pics and a Mini will be the reveal at NAMM, Musikmesse, or Superbooth. :) I heard the full size is a limited run. A Mini would make sense for mass market.

You can find the KORG ARP 2600 announcement post here.

Update via victor in the comments: "3 octaves/ That is indeed probably 3/4 or half the size of the other one. Maybe a cheaper option. It also looks like a rendering so it could be a previous sketch of the other one"

Update2: word is the full size 2600 will be limited to 400 units, not 800 as I originally heard/thought. No mention of a limit for the Mini.

Update3: It looks like the SN for the FS goes up to at least 775. See the update in this post.

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts


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