MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Techhouse Live Set: Elektron Digitakt, Novation Peak, Korg Volca Keys, Tech 21 Flyrig, Ableton Live

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Mauricio Maisterrena

"Techhouse Live Set: Elektron Digitakt sending midi to the Novation Peak and Korg Volca Keys, set recorded in Ableton Live through Overbridge. LaunchControl controlling the lowpass filter of each of the tracks on the Digitakt."

ASM Hydrasynth INHALT Artist Bank Demo

Published on Jan 22, 2020 INHALTVIDEO

"This is a recording of sounds from an upcoming 128 patch INHALT Artist Bank for the Hydrasynth that was commissioned by ASM. It will be directly available from All sounds were recorded directly from the Hydrasynth into Pro Tools HD with no further processing. All FX were done on the Hydrasynth itself. For other full INHALT Artist Banks, please visit:"

BitWig Sound Design And Hardware Integration Workshop

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Bitwig came by our store after NAMM 2020 to go over some tips on sound design and hardware integration with eurorack and other external gear with their Daw software.

BitWig Studio available here:"

The Rhythmo Beatbox Is Like An IKEA Drum Machine

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Synthtopia

"At the 2020 NAMM Show, we talked with Ethan Jin, who gave us a quick demo of the new Rhythmo Beatbox, a DIY cardboard box drum machine.

The Rhythmo Beatbox is a DIY kit that you assemble yourself - sort of like an IKEA drum machine. It costs about $140 and takes about an hour to put together."

Rhythmo Beatbox posts

Free Hydrasynth Polyphonic Synthesizer Update Adds MPE Support

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Synthtopia

"At the 2020 NAMM Show, we talked with ASM's Glen Darcey, who gave us a quick update on their Hydrasynth polyphonic synthesizer.

Here's what's new in Hydrasynth 1.3:

MPE support ( SYSTEM page 5 )
MPE modulation matrix options (Mod matrix page)
Warm mode ( VOICE page )
Tighter Envelope attack time

The Hydrasynth is an 8-voice polysynth, with an architecture that features (per voice): three oscillators, offering 219 different waveforms; five ADSR envelope generators that offer delay and hold; and five LFOs that offer a total of 11 waveshapes, plus delay, fade in, and smoothing.

It also features an extensive array of controls, a full-size keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch (which allows for more expressive performance), a ribbon controller and CV/Gate connectivity."

ASM Hydrasynth posts


Published on Jan 22, 2020 LESINDES

"First contact with MFB SYNTH PRO, 8 voice, 3 VCO polyphonic synth with 2 filters. A 12 dB multimode filter which is a genuine MFB design and a 24 dB lopass SSM filter."

You can find details on the new MFB-SYNTH PRO here.

DSI Prophet Rev2 / Anomaly - Custom Patch Demo / Tillborg

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Tillborg

"This is a short track I made using a custom patch I created on the Prophet Rev2. This will be included in my downloadable patch bank when I release it.

Disaster struck last week when putting the Prophet 08 patch bank on my Rev2, it deleted my custom patches which I had stored so far. I had 37 out of 128 finished so it has been a big set back but I have started again and I am determined to make it even better."

Winter NAMM 2020 | MONTAGE OS V3.0 | Tech Talk | Dom Sigalas

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Yamaha Synths Official

"Dom uses the new MONTAGE OS v3.0 synth effects to process external gear.
Check out the possibilities of using the VCM Mini Filter and Wave Folder with your favourite analogue synths, drum machines and more!"

Melodic Drones with the Lyra 8

Published on Jan 22, 2020 SonalSystem

"Blown away with the power and beauty of this amazing synthesizer. Here we have the #soma_laboratory #Lyra8 running thru a #empresseffects #zoia with filter sweeps being done with an expression pedal plugged into the control port. Then into #bitwig to record with an added #shimmer verb from #valhalladsp"

Roland Jupiter 4

via this auction

minus the stickers

"Jupiter 4!! Roland's first polyphonic synthesizer that kicked off the revolution of famous Jupiter and Juno synthesizers of the 80s. This lovely instrument sports that original 70s Roland synth look with the nice chunky design, shiny knobs and preset control panel below the keys, one of the later models with this aesthetic. The sound is nice and warm due to the VCOs but it is easy to see how Roland's other polysynths evolved from this point. The layout is very similar to the Junos with a simple but effective control scheme that is hard to make a bad sound with. Of course this is a very early computer controlled synthesizer as well, allowing saving of 8 user presets, compuphonic! Its truely an amazing experience playing the Jupiter 4. It is incredible sounding and such a breeze to program, don't forget the amazing ensemble effect and built in arpeggiator. The LFO can even reach up to audio rate allowing for some awesome polyphonic filter oscillator FM. Its easy to see why the Jupiter 4 is an absolute classic.

This Jupiter is in great shape for its age with normal wear and tear but no missing button caps, switches or knobs. It was recently serviced and tuned and is working just as it did 40 years ago. The only stand out cosmetic issue is some sort of gunk between the bender section and top panel. It would not come off easily. Please see the detailed photos for reference to the condition."

NAMM2020 Modal Argon8 a sound designer's perspective

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"had a chance to hang out with Modal while at NAMM decided to ask the lead sound designer some questions as opposed to getting the same old info. hope you enjoy."

Sequential Synth Jam: Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet-12

Published on Jan 22, 2020 MR TUNA Music

"They are beautiful machines, don't you think?"

NAMM 2020 Novation Launchpad Pro

Published on Jan 21, 2020 sonicstate

"The new Novation Launchpad Pro takes the launchpad concept and adds a bunch of new controller and layout options as well as standalone mode with MIDI out."

Exploring the Novation Peak with Foxhunt

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Red Means Recording

"I'm new to the Novation Peak, Foxhunt isn't.
Join us as this talented EDM musician takes us from the basics to beyond on this fantastic synthesizer, talks workflow, and shows off patches from his new album, 'Unhallowed'.
Get 'Unhallowed' here:"

New Loops releases Pluck Bass in Kontakt, Reason, and WAV formats

Pluck Bass Soundtrack Demo (Kontakt Bass, Reason Bass Refill) Published on Jan 22, 2020 New Loops

New Loops has released Pluck Bass - an indispensable collection of 105 pluck basses suitable for any genre of electronic music, packed full of thick analogue plucks, wide wavetable plucks, classic dance basses, and plenty of new and unique bass sounds.

New Loops say "We’ve recorded the best sounds from many of our preset packs to create this collection of bass instruments. These pluck basses will be useful for many genres of electronic music including Urban, Pop, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Trance, soundtrack, game and film scores, and any other music where thick and punchy bass sounds are a required".

Intro Price: £12.99 until end of February (Reg. £19.99). A free demo pack is available from

Dreadbox Chromatic Modules REVIEW

Published on Jan 22, 2020 BoBeats

"Today we are checking out Dreadbox Chromatic Modules. They are priced 79-99 euros and each module has both basic functions and some that are more advanced.

If you want to support my videos check out Patreon:"

Exploring the colourful new Dreadbox Eurorack modules // #JAMUARY2020 DAY 22

Published on Jan 22, 2020 DivKidVideo

"Doing these JAMUARY videos daily has turned into moving between making music, exploring new gear, indulging in simple sounds and FX and in the latter videos, talking through things like a first patch or exploration of a patch of piece of gear. Here we have a quick walkthrough a patch I set up using the new Chromatic series of Eurorack modules from Dreadbox. I've been having lots of fun with the modules that all offer a lot more than the basics of their functions (quantising on the VCO, octave CV etc filter with mixer + VCA ... )."

Acid Techno improv and live sampling with Octatrack, Avalon Bassline and modular synth

Published on Jan 21, 2020 Honeysmack

Gear in use:
Elektron Octatrack
Avalon Bassline
Roland TR-09

Eurorack modules:
Intellijel: Metropolis, Atlantis, Mixup, Quadra
Cwejman: BLD2
Noise Engineering: Loquelic Iteritas Percido, Basimilus Iteritas Alter
Busy Circuits: Pamela's New Workout
Antimatter: Launch Codes
Make Noise: Optomix

Totally unrehearsed and improvised jam. No computer or DAW were hurt during this jam.

Mini Polivoks Modular (5 Eurorack modules from The Harvestman)

Published on Jan 22, 2020 poorness studios

"It took me a few years to find all these modules on the used market, but I managed to put together a Eurorack Polivoks clone. All 5 modules are from The Harvestman (Industrial Music Electronics) and were designed by Scott Jaeger in conjunction with Vladimir Kuzmin (the designer of the original Polivoks synthesizer). This modules are housed in a 4MS Pod48X. The original Polivoks synthesizers were made from 1982-1990 by the Formanta radio factory in Russia. They are sought after for their unique sound that came from the Soviet-made electronic components."

Patch and Tell - E4 - Onde Magnétique OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer + Drone + Envelope Follower

Published on Jan 21, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

"Thanks for watching! If you are interested in the sound of TAPE you can check out some sound examples of Digital vs. Analog here:

In this installment of Augustus Green of The Galaxy Electric's Patch and Tell we explore the OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer by Onde Magnétique designed by Scott Campbell out of Louisiana. We are using a prerecorded tape of one of our weekly buchla drone performances. [see here]

I am using the OM-1 for pitch and gate cv control that is being generated from Koma Elektronik's Field Kit's Envelope Follower. The Envelope Follower is a circuit that generates a control voltage envelope from an incoming audio signal. In this case the audio signal is a digital drum loop that was prerecorded onto the cassette using my tape-ify ( process and played by a Tascam Porta02 mkII. The tape stock used was my low grade Type II CrO2 formula. The pitch and gate of the cv controllable cassette player are informed by the dynamics and feel of the drum loop. I further control the pitch using the buttons on the OM-1 which generate Volt per Octave control voltages that play back the tape at different speeds. The result is a tight groove that allows me to repurpose the drone recording. Lastly, there is a little random cv controlled radio added into the mix for good measure.

The Galaxy Electric -"

RAW FAT BASS | Sound Of The Day - itijik Pro Club SOTD 012220

Published on Jan 22, 2020 itijik

"Here's a preview of some raw bass tones I captured from the Moog Little Phatty. I've never layered bass tones to this degree before so I made a 'Bass Scape' too. Not bad with a just little treatment. love the texture. I wanna explore this more in the future.

If you're a Pro Club member you can download the high quality recordings at:


Korg Minilogue Volca Beats Sexy Analog Groove Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Rik Marston

Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

A short & sweet sexy teaser of my new music on it's way...
Finishing 3 full CDs this year! SUPER EXCITED!
2020 there will be TONS of music coming from this channel!

By the way...
I love my little synthesizer rig!

Reverb added to the Minilogue from my Alesis Multimix 4.
Recorded into Ableton LIVE! ;)

Thank you for watching!

Novation PEAK \ Roland JP-8000 \ MoPho \ Radias \ SH-01A \ Digitone \ A.Four | Rosalind

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Alba Ecstasy

"Our space journey continues: Rosalind is an inner satellite of Uranus and we're just passing by! Hold on!
Meanwhile, grab some patches:

Starting with a sequence from #RolandJP8000 (was already started), sustained by a drone of the #NovationPEAK, in short time. #Digitone and Radias comes too with some pads, later the Roland SH-01A and the Analog Four mkII comes with some sequences. MoPho comes with the lead. And that's the team!
Some delay and reverb from Waved H-Delay and Eventide Blackhole - both VSTs.


New Morphagene Firmware!

Published on Jan 21, 2020 MAKEN0ISE

"Change Log for mg203

1. New options added. They are on the “options.txt” file which is found on the root directory of any microSD card that has been mounted in a Morphagene. See the MG155 changelog on page 34 of the manual for more information on this file.

The new options mcr1, mcr2, and mcr3 allow user-definable Morph Chord Ratios (detuning of 2nd through 4th Genes with Morph at its highest settings). Historical settings have been 2.00000 (+1 octave), 3.00000 (+1 octave & 5th), and 4.0000 (+2 octaves). Now you can set any ratio from 0.06250 (-4 octaves) to 16.00000 (+4 octaves). Ratios are accurate to five decimals. You can also make one or more individual Genes play in reverse with this setting by using negative numbers. A value of 1.00000 results in unison (no detuning). A list of 12-TET ratios is provided as comments in the text file for easy copy/paste.

2. The Auto-level procedure has been replaced with an improved input gain staging, accessed with a 4-step gain selection (blue-green-orange- purple). To use, Hold Record, and Press Shift to step through the gain settings: Blue: low -3db, Green: modular level, Orange: medium +6db, Purple: high +12db.

3. Playback gain is reverted to pre-mg157 level to improve TLA and Record-Into-New-Splice functions.

4. Internal processing improved to work with (2) and (3) to significantly improve signal-to-noise ratio on input and playback.

5. Minor bug fixes."

Ensoniq MrRack Expansion 3in1

Published on Jan 21, 2020 No Nag Recordings

"In this video I show how to upgrade and connect your MrRack with the 3in1 expansion from DXP. It's a quick process and you gain a lot. You get exp boards 1, 3 and 4 and they all sound great with drums, transwave pads and leads, pianos. You also get a fair amount of patches.

The song here is recorded with sound straight out of the box, no add on FX or EQ. And remember it's only a sound demo, nothing else :D

Link to expansion:"


Note there are two separate listings:

GAME BOY w/ LSDG via this auction

"This bundle includes a custom modified Gameboy Pocket MGB-001 with blue backlight mod and rechargeable battery and one LSDJ cart.

Everything works great. Gameboy shows some cosmetic wear as pictured, but the screen is nice and clean and free from all but superficial scratches. The speaker still works.

LSDJ cart works great (version 5.3.5)."

MC2 MIDI GB CONVERTER via this auction

"I took the graphic sticker off the unit; the person that built it put the buttons on OVER the sticker, so as you can see from the pictures, there is some slight residue, which can be cleaned up if you desire. I put a fun little 1-UP mushroom on the side."

ARP 2600 with 3604 Keyboard

via this auction

The synth on the right looks like a blue Synton Syrinx in a custom case.

Update: according to M Me it's a "Korg 800DV and the panel glow is due to reflection of light." That and the angle makes it looks shorter.

Korg Trident w/ CHD MIDI

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave 1 Rev A OS2 CEM 3389 SN 900748

via this auction

PlugInGuru Unify - NAMM 2020

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Sound On Sound magazine

"Flexible plug-in for working with MIDI effects, Instruments and Audio effects in a 'Unified' single screen interface"

Cool to see PlugInGuru coming out with their own software. I always associate them with their preset sound packs.

"Unify is $59 until February 15th, then it will sell for $79 and never be placed on sale. Ever.

Now compatible with Catalina!

Unify is a flexible plug-in for working with MIDI effects, Instruments and Audio effects in a sleek “Unified” single screen interface! It also comes with 400 patches and over 2.5GB of samples from PlugInGuru’s 12 unique and awesome sample-based libraries that were originally found in libraries for Omnisphere 2. Unify Installs it’s own VST folder with a special set of PlugIn instruments so that you don’t even need to scan your plug-ins and all 400 patches work!"

Cats // Memory [S Y N T H W A V E - C O V E R]

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Amie Waters

"Happy new year, my Jellicle friends. I had to do a Cats cover. I hope you enjoy it as you fly into the Heaviside Layer. #Cats"

Bontempi MS40 Music Partner Synthesizer & Electroharmonix Microsynth

Published on Jan 21, 2020 Ben de la Garza

"pickedup this great little square wave generating analog synth at a thrift store. Using the EHX microsynth filters on it"

grandmother loves vintage reverbs

Published on Jan 22, 2020 once upon a synth

"This is a no talking demo of the Moog Grandmother running through the ValhallaDSP VintageVerb plugin. I improvise some melodies and tweak some knobs. Enjoy!"

Bad Navigation

Published on Jan 22, 2020 heckenschreck

"Jamming with: Yamaha CS-30, Moog The Source, Oberheim OB-8, Moog Memorymoog, Drumtraks, synced by Garfield Masterbeat.

The OB-8 has a split: on the right side of the keyboard is no sound from OB-8 but from Oberheim DPX-1, playing 'Orchestra chords', a famous Emulator II sample."

Galassi - Impro# 41( Korg MS20 + Crumar Bit 99)

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Sun's May Flower (Official)

"Morning improvisation starring Korg Ms 20 as bass and Crumar BIT 99 as polysynth.

Bass - Korg MS20
Polysynth - Crumar BIT 99
Drums - Akai S900 sequenced by Roland TR 626

Chorus - Boss CH 1
Delay - Digitech Studio 400
Reverb - Lexicon LXP 15"

Casio CZ-3000 : Space Pad w/Fab Filter Timeless 2

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Todd Smith Music

"Released in the mid-1980s but still sounds amazing today. I just got my Casio CZ-3000 back into my setup. I needed 2 long midi wires to get the Casio CZ 3000 connected correctly into my system and I got those wires just yesterday. This video explores the first patch I made on the CZ-3000 using the CZ Touch iOS app.

All audio is multi tracked via Auria Pro iOS and I add Fab Filter Timeless 2 for delay effect. I'll be doing more videos with the CZ-3000 in the future so keep a ear out my friends. Who else has a CZ and loves it?"

UDO Super 6 Hybrid Polysynth At The 2020 NAMM Show

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Synthtopia

"At the 2020 NAMM Show, we talked with UDO designer George Hearn about the new Super 6 Binaural Synthesizer and got an update on the production hardware.

He also gave us an extended audio demo, starting at about 5:15 in, exploring the binaural synthesis capabilities of the Super 6."


Published on Jan 21, 2020 Gregory Cox

"Quick demo of the BOSS RCE10 Chorus Ensemble I'm selling on Absorb the drone, expect no chops"

Gamechanger Audio MOTOR SYNTH Discussion and Example Notes - NAMM 2020

Published on Jan 21, 2020 VJ FRANZ K

MOTOR SYNTH - I Try It! Part A - Beeping arpeggios z20

Important Interviews with Richard Nicol talks to Tom Holroyd of Verbos Electronics @NAMM2020

Published on Jan 21, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard and Tom discuss growing up in Pittsburgh at NAMM 2020."

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