MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

#jamuary2020 Day 23 - Arturia Microfreak (Feat. TC Flashback 2 and Digitech Polara)

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Oscillator Sink

MicroFreaks on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"I was actually going to skip on jamming today as I felt totally wiped out this evening, but then I started tinkering with editing Toneprints on the Flashback 2 and came up with a couple of lovely, wide, dark and crunchy delays that were crying out for a pad sound to be played through them.

Enter the Microfreak and a patch I put together especially for the delay sound (which is probably doing things backwards really, but whatever!). I then added the Polara for good measure because things weren't floaty enough as it was.

I think I could lose a whole day to this setup..."

Waldorf Quantum 8-voice Hybrid Synth

via this auction

Roland JD 800 synthesizer

via this auction

"Roland JD 800 synthesizer in great condition. Fully functional. The keybed was replaced by the previous owner prior to any red-glue issues."

miRack - More Complex and Interesting Drum Patterns!

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Electronisounds Audio


"I'm very excited about the miRack modular synthesizer app on iPad!
In this video, I show a technique to get more interesting and unique drum patterns using the power of random and the Bernouli Gate module!"

Pro 3 Sound Design by James Terris

Also see: Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the Pro 2" with James Terris

New ERD/BREATH & ERD/LICHT Eurorack Modules

via ERD

"ERD/BREATH is designed for the precise voltage control (CV) of heat and thus smoke production within a modular, eurorack setting. ERD/BREATH allows for controlled summoning and nourishment of (artificial and benevolent) demons, for the offering of sacrificial vapours, and for any modular use of multiple incenses or other smoke-producing resins, herbs and natural substances.

ERD/LICHT transforms and amplifies the oscillations and perturbations of photons into the massed movements of electrons, thus electricity and perhaps only then into sound waves. There is one amplified output and one gate output (2ms 0-5v), corresponding to the rising edge of a dazzling approach (a disco strobe for example).

Both modules are released in a first batch of 20 units each, within an edition of 50 for each.

More details on both modules and ordering at:"

Novation // Launchpad Pro - Ableton: Track Controls [Track Faders] & Clip Controls

Published on Jan 23, 2020 NovationTV

"Enrique shows you how to use the buttons on the Launchpad Pro to get the most out of Ableton Live, without having to use your mouse. As well as the track selection buttons, there's new quick access functions on Launchpad Pro [MK3] that let you do a bunch of cool things with Ableton, from changing the volume to device control. Check it out."

Novation // Launchpad Pro - Ableton: Clip Controls

Published on Jan 23, 2020

"Enrique shows you how you can get the most out of the Launchpad Pro [MK3], to keep you away from the distractions of mousing around! Discover how the Clear, Duplicate, Double, Quantise, and the Fixed Length features can help you to stay focused when you're creating tracks."


Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most powerful 64-pad MIDI grid controller for producing: both in Ableton Live and with your hardware. It gives you everything you need to create and perform your tracks.

Featuring deeper Live integration and dedicated buttons that get you closer to the Ableton workflow, Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most advanced grid controller for producing with Ableton Live. Plus, keep your tracks evolving with the four-track, eight-note polyphonic, 32-step standalone sequencer, get inspired to build harmonies with chord mode and never hit a wrong note with scale mode.

Make Launchpad Pro [MK3] your own. Custom Modes lets you design the perfect controller for your live setup and perform with all your gear, however you want. You can also tailor Launchpad Pro [MK3] to take control of MIDI-compatible hardware and software – with or without a computer.

That’s not all, Launchpad Pro comes with a constant source of inspiration featuring plug-ins, sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, XLN Addictive Keys, and Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette- plus membership to Novation Sound Collective.

--- Discover even more about Launchpad Pro:"

Waldorf Microwave XTK In Action

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Doctor Mix

"Today I get my hands on the Waldorf Microwave XTK. If you think this sounds great then you'll love the virtual version by UVI in their Virtual Vault 3 collection here:"

NAMM 2020 Lekholm DM48 MIDI Harmonica

Published on Jan 23, 2020 sonicstate

"Lenkholm Digital Chromatic Harmonica - its a MIDI controller for the harmonica player. Play in any key, any tuning from a small Swedish company Father and Son.
Includes side lever plus additional buttons for additional pitch shift functions"

"The Lekholm DM48 is a unique electronic instrument controller in the form of a chromatic harmonica. Twelve independent pressure sensors puts players in control of a world of synthetic sounds, silently at night or loud on stage without feedback. The DM48 is a pure MIDI controller without onboard sound synthesis.


12 precision pressure sensors · USB MIDI · Instant key changes · Stores multiple settings & tunings · Built-in tuning editor · Export & import tunings · Highly adjustable response · Adjustable breathing resistance · Single or multichannel output · Compact size · OLED display · Anodized aluminum mouthpiece · Protective nylon case"

Stimming reviews MFB's Synth Pro (Electronic Beats TV)

Published on Jan 22, 2020 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Our resident synth expert Martin Stimming takes the new 8 voice polyphonic synthesizer Synth Pro by MFB for a test drive.

For a retail price of around 1000 Euros, the Synth Pro offers 3 oscillators which each include a Sub oscillator, 24 dB Low Pass and 12 dB Multimode filters, 3 envelope generators which all include a looping function, built in effects, and a sequencer/arpeggiator.

Let’s see what Stimming has to say about the latest product from one of Berlin's oldest boutique synthesizer manufacturers."

MFB Synth Pro Sound Demo

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Maison Vague

"Sound demonstration of the MFB Synth Pro 8-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. For me, the sound is reminiscent of a vintage 80s Roland Jupiter-6 or MKS-80. It can do a lot more than either of these, however, especially with the ability to use its dual filters in either parallel or serial configuration. I’m only scratching the surface here. I’m hoping to make a follow-up video demonstrating some of its other features in the near future.

Additional equipment used: Arturia Keylab Mk2 MIDI controller, tc electronic d-two multi-FX processor, Apogee Ensemble audio interface, Ableton Live 10."

Sounds of the Roland JUPITER-Xm Synthesizer

Published on Jan 23, 2020 RolandChannel

"Since the release of the JUPITER-4 in 1978, the name JUPITER has marked the pinnacle of Roland sound and playability. Roland synthesizers with the JUPITER name carry our most advanced sound technologies, are supremely playable, and are built from premium materials.

JUPITER-Xm combines classic Roland design and premium build quality with a powerful new synth engine. It faithfully recreates sought-after instruments from our long history of genre-defining sounds. And with multiple layers, loads of polyphony, and deep hands-on control, you can craft huge, spacious sounds that have as much sparkle as they have warmth and punch.

In this video, David Åhlund introduces the Roland JUPITER-Xm with an overview of its design, a demonstration of the Model Banks that include JUNO-106, JUPITER-8, JX-8P, a polyphonic SH-101, XV-5080, RD piano and more. There is also a demonstration of the new i-Arpeggio, designed to provide immediate inspiration with drums, bass and more at the press of a chord. David also demonstrates some of the effects on board with over 90 to choose from.

This video also takes a look at the new ZEN-Core Synthesis System which embodies nearly five decades of historical know-how gained through the development of our most famous analog, digital, and virtual analog synthesizers."

DX5 Playing Depeche Mode "In Your Memory"

Published on Jan 23, 2020 DX5

An unconventional 6/4 pattern song composed by Alan Wilder.
Gear used:
Emu Emax II
Yamaha DX7.

Backtrack recorded on Pro Tools, Including:
Access Virus TI Snow.
Roland Promars MRS-2
Kurzweil PC1X
Chorus voices are just mine (overdubbed)
- Composed by Alan Wilder
- Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara

The Galaxy Electric - Cosmic Tape Music - Improvised Modular Performance - Air Chrysalis

Published on Jan 23, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

"Thanks for listening! Come on a musical voyage with us where we'll send you a new song every day, a cosmic story, and a chance to earn space treasure:

This improv's theme was done in honor of Podular Modcast's patch challenge : Air Chrysalis

For those not familiar, this is a podcast dedicated to covering the global modular synthesizer scene. It is hosted by Tim Held.

Every week he encourages the guests to create a patch inspired by an adjective and noun of his choosing. They get a few minutes and then they have to perform their patch on the spot.

In his episode 88 on Monday January 13, 2020 he turned it around on his audience and gave his listeners the words Air Chrysalis. We took the challenge and went live on Facebook and Instagram and started the patch from scratch.

Thank you Tim for creating such a fun way to challenge our patching skills.

Equipment Used:
Mellotron 4000D Mini
Roland RE-20 Space Echo Pedal
Pigtronix Infinity Looper
Buchla Clones: 266r Source of Uncertainty, 291r Dual Voltage Controlled Filter, 280r Quad Function Generator, 292c Quad Lopass Gate
1979 Modular: Dual Algorithmic Oscillator, Digital Resonator, Stereo Microsound Processor"

Chaining Sequences in VCV Rack

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Omri Cohen

"There's a lot of fun in combining different sequences into one long sequence, especially if this sequence is slightly changing and very organic. In this video, we will use sequential switches to chain a few sequences and create more complex sequences.

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

Here is the patch -"

1989 Kawai K4 16-bit Digital Synthesizer factory sound banks

Published on Jan 23, 2020 keyboard resource

"Loading SYSEX files using MIDI-OX is a super easy way to replace all or some of the patches on your synthesizer. These are a few sounds from

The 3 key on this synth doesn't work so I wasn't able to select those patches."

Casio CZ-3000 w/CZ Touch iOS (80's Synth)

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Todd Smith Music

"Jumping back into the Casio CZ-3000 today we explore a 80's style synthesizer patch.

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 second 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 on CZ Touch/CZ-3000 in the future so keep a ear out !"

Roland JX-3P

via this auction

"The JX-3P is a great sounding analog polysynth descended from the Juno family of synthesizers. It is a cheaper alternative due to the lack of knob per function controls. However, you can still program with the buttons and data slider and its actually a fairly easy process! As far as the sound goes, it has the same buzzy and sharp sound of the Juno synths but includes a second oscillator. This allows for detuning of the DCOs and cross modulation. It also includes more LFO waveforms and still has built in chorus like the Junos.

This synthesizer is in good working condition but has definitely seen some use. It was recently serviced and had a couple sliders replaced along with two LEDs in the buttons. The lights that were put in are yellow rather than the standard red. Please see the detailed photos for reference to condition."

Korg 707 Performing Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This is a Korg 707 performance synthesizer, essentially a Korg DS-8 without effects. It's a fun 4 operator FM synth with 49 velocity sensitive keys and aftertouch. What sets it apart from other FM synths is it's performance control sliders and friendlier programming interface.

It can also be strapped as a keytar, if you want to channel your inner Herbie Hancock.

This unit is tested and 100% fully functional. All sliders, buttons, jacks, and keys work flawlessly. The LCD backlight is still very bright."

DR. Böhm Dynamic 4x9 weird digital synth expander

via this auction

"this weird beast is basically 4 FM synths (fully editable !) in one (4*9 voices) + analog chorus and phasing effects. This makes it very analog sounding, nice pads and organs.

each section is programmable with the 4 knobs (volumes + data entry in edit mode) so quite easy to get in touch with

very much possibities and quite punchy sounds, good signal quality,

lots of MIDI connections and 8 outputs !

display is quite dark, all other functions are good !

very rare in this good working condition !

230V model not for US! only with converter"

MTI 16R Auto Orchestra 1980s Drum Machine / Synth

via this auction

"These are very rare but unfortunately this one is in rough shape cosmetically & functionally. First off, it works when it wants too. The unit is intermittent & takes a little bit of tinkering with each function to get it to work properly. I would say that it is %50 functional as it’s always a gamble to get something out of it though. It will need to be serviced to be a reliable fully functioning unit."


via this auction

Drumfire DF500 Five Channel Synthesizer Mixer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Drumfire DF500 Five Channel Synthesizer Mixer Remote Contacts 80's?. This mixer is in good condition. It has been fully tested and works like it should. It comes with the 5 remote contacts. The wires have some residue on them from the styrofoam sticking to them. The box is in very rough condition. Look at all pictures to judge the condition.

Test of the New Arturia MicroFreak Synth Noise Oscillator with Techno Drum loop.

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Sound Provider

MicroFreaks on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Just a quick test of the new Noise Oscillator of the Firmware V2 of my Arturia MicroFreak Synth to check if it can feet with Techno / Hard Techno / Industrial.
For this small demo I also use my "always nice with Synth" Ibanez Valve pedal, the Tube King Tk999 and my Boss Ps-2 in Delay mode.
I feel I can add may be more effects and production on the top, but already sure I ll use it on some of my future Release or Sound Bank.
I love this small synthesizer.

Leonard de Leonard"

Nord at NAMM 2020: Julian "J3PO" Pollack showcasing the Nord Wave 2

Published on Jan 23, 2020 NordKeyboards

"Watch Julian 'J3PO' Pollack showcase the brand new Nord Wave 2 at NAMM 2020!"

Midi controlled vintage drum machine

Published on Jan 23, 2020 tubbutec

"Quick video showing how to control a vintage drum machine (Keynote AutoRhythm) via midi.

This is using the Tubbutec uniPulse midi interface"

Hands-On Demo Of The Updated Modal Argon8 Synthesizers

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Synthtopia

"At the 2020 NAMM Show, we talked with Jackson of Modal Electronics, who gave us a demo of the production Argon8 synthesizer, and introduced two new versions of the new synth.


Audio demos start about 5:20 in.
Patch demos start at about 11:30 in."

Visite chez Laurent Lecatelier (BALORAN)

Published on Jan 23, 2020 MuStudio

"Laurent Lecatelier nous propose une petite démonstration de deux Rivers en phase de tests / montage."

"Laurent Lecatelier offers us a small demonstration of two Rivers in the testing / assembly phase."

NAMM 2020 EndorphinES Ground Control Sequencer

Published on Jan 23, 2020 sonicstate

"EndorphinES Ground Control Sequencer is still in development, now with independent playback and file management, meaning that you can perform saves without interrupting the sequencer. 8 Drum tracks and melody tracks, MIDI features and a Host mode for external devices." Ground Control Sequencer

NAMM 2020 Lumatone Microtone CORTEX Keyboard

Published on Jan 23, 2020 sonicstate

"A new specialist Hexagrid MIDI controller from Lumatone offers 275 RGB custom keys with velocity sensitivity and positionally sensitive - designed for microtonal key layout. Its currently in prototype, but will be launching as crowdfunded project - priced at just under $4k.
With USB and DIN outputs. It will be available in the spring."

Exploring Modulation // Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth Tutorial

Published on Jan 23, 2020 Ron Cavagnaro

"This tutorial is about how to modulate the oscillators using the Soma Labs Lyra-8 Drone Synth. It is intended to show the raw waveform possibilities, so there are no FX or hyper LFO used.

Please make sure to keep your volume at a moderate level. Due to the experimental quality of this synth some parts may become noisy to some, and extremely irritable to others.

This is The Soma Labs Lyra-8 Organismic Drone Synth. It is an experimental analog synthesizer that creates cinematic, strange, beautiful, and cerebral soundscapes."

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