MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Sequential Pro 3 Multi-filter Mono Synth at Winter NAMM 2020

Published on Jan 20, 2020 Sweetwater

Sequential Pro 3 overview and demo with Dave Smith.

Additional posts featuring the Sequential Pro 3

Peter Dyer Sequential Pro 3 & See Val Drum

Published on Feb 5, 2020 peterkeys88

"Practice Makes Blurfect - Ripped my friend Val Franco's drum practice IG vid, and put some Sequential Pro 3 (beta) over it. Quick and dirty Ableton movie chopup, from old iphones because who cares, its fun. All sound sources, apart from the drums, are from 6 Pro3 patches. Also Darth Tater."

8Dio EverWave Articulation Walkthrough

Published on Feb 5, 2020 8dioproductions

"8Dio EverWave is our latest custom-built instrument. We spent nearly two years building a one-of-a-kind physical instrument together with a master Luthier in Europe, Greece. The end result is one of the most motion picturesque and large sounding instruments we've ever heard.

EverWave is exclusively available at and will be released February 6th 2020."


8Dio EverWave - Demo Walkthrough

"8Dio EverWave is a special one-of-a-kind physical instrument - exclusively designed for the purpose of deep-sampling. We spent nearly two years together with a master Luthier in Greece to build the instrument, which consists of a complicated array of strings and resonators.
Published on Feb 6, 2020 8dioproductions

More information at

0:27 Everwave Offical Demo
2:55 Intro/History
4:35 Track Breakdown
4:58 SFX/EbowsArticulations
5:22 Ebow 2 Articulation
6:10 Articulation Stacking
7:07 Bow Articulation
8:49 Track Breakdown Intro Section
11:11 Hybrid Tools Teaser
11:50 Track Breakdown Everwave isolated
12: 40 Microphone Options
13:30 SFX Articulation Jazzy Section
14:40 Century Ostinato Strings II Advanced Patterns
14:56 Ebow 2 Articulation + Fingers
15:27 Making Custom Patches/GUI Walkthrough
17:03 New Library Sneak Peak"

The MS 2600 NG ARP 2600 DIY Project by Matthias Beese

MS2600NG Vlog Published on Feb 5, 2020 acidjack303

"Cit´s Synth´Gera Vlog . MS2600NG Episode.

The MS2600NG is a german Synthesizer DIY Project by Matthias Beese. There is only a small bunch of a few DIY MS2600NG on the Market. The MS2600NG is a Enhanced Full Size Clone on the legendary ARP 2600 Synthesizer. For more details of this Synthesizer go to the MS2600NG Webpage.

In this Vlog Episode i show you some of the Great Features and Sounds the MS2600NG offers."

Published on Jan 30, 2020 acidjack303

"I show you the great MS2600NG Synth in action, without talking !!!. #synthgearvlog #ms2600ng #arp26000"

Additional details in German:, Googligoo here

This project combines two projects in one synthesizer.

1.) The replica of an ARP2600 based on the original service documents.
2.) The expansion of the classic by a few functions and modules.

The MS 2600 NG is therefore the result of the two points mentioned above.

(The "NG" in the name stands for "NextGeneration" and the new features)

I started the project in 12/2016. The development and construction time was approximately 1 3⁄4 years.

The upper part is almost 1: 1 the original. I added a GATE function to the envelope follower. VCO1 and VCO2 have a SYNC input and the frequency-determining transistors of all VCOs are given small heaters so that they are kept at a constant temperature (frequency stability). VCO3 has also received a TRI and SINE output, as well as a PWM input. The MIXER has been expanded by one channel (VCA2).

In the lower part there are the following new groups (from LEFT to RIGHT):
Midi IN (2 * GATE + 4 * CV)
Sequencer with quantizer
ARSR and AD2
DUAL-8Bit Wavetable VCO
MultiMode VCF

The loudspeakers are realized as 'BOX in CASE', ie they get a closed housing with bass reflex opening in the lower part.

There are 5 basic boards, primarily with mech. Components are equipped (slider, sockets, switches, LEDs, buttons etc.), but also contain a few passive components and uncritical circuit parts. This makes the board size easy to handle and you don't have to unscrew everything when servicing.

The boards are mounted on the front panel with the many jack sockets (approx. 130 pieces).

The individual circuits are housed on the 16 module boards, which are then plugged onto the motherboard."

Work in Progress: Spielwerk Sequencer for Norns/Crow

Published on Feb 5, 2020 S. B. Arweiler S. B. Arweiler

"A work in progress: Spielwerk is a generative sequencer for Monome Norns/Crow with (optional) support for Arc. It generates two CVs from two Euclidean rhythms and four independent clocks.

In this video the two CVs (left and right knob of Arc) control two Mannequins Mangrove, one of the Euclidean rhythms triggers Just Friends envelopes that control various parameters on the Mangroves and Three Sisters. Everything is processed with Bastl Thyme and EHX Cathedral.

There's still a lot to on my todo list, so it might be a while until release.

Development happens here:"

swing tutorial - takete v2.0

Published on Feb 5, 2020 Refined Stochastic Technology

"one of the new features in takete 2.0 for iPhone and iPad"

Korg O1/Wfd Digital Ambient Pads Synthesizer Wave Shaping Rik Marston 01W

Published on Feb 5, 2020 Rik Marston Official

Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

#korgo1wfd #korgworkstation #korgdigitalsynthesizer
Korg O1/Wfd "Digital Ambient Pads"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

I am happy to introduce my little naughty friend, Layla...
She is black, sexy, DIGITAL & she knows my sweet spots...
Yes, my wife is aware of Layla, she helped me buy her! LOL
I love my wife, kisses! *Ahem* The Korg O1/Wfd was my FIRST
music workstation back in 1994 when I paid $3,460 in CASH!
I didn't pay that for Layla, sorry girl... just a mini-fraction of that!
It's nice to hear the sounds of the O1W series, it has a bunch of
motion with the WAVE SHAPING from the Wavestation! YEAH!
"Space Beast"
Recorded DRY into the BOSS BR-600 with no extra FX!

Thank you for watching!

1978 Palitoy Mego Muson Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Rare Palitoy Mego Muson Synthesizer 1978 boxed and with instruction booklet

'Play dozens of simple tunes on the piano - type keyboard or make strange and spacey rhythms on the colour coded electronic board'"

Vintage Roland SH-3A Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 7291826

via this auction

Roland SH-3a *Vintage Analog Synth* ca.1976

via this auction

Crumar Bit 01 Rack Expander 1986 White

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Video of a black one in the listing previously posted here.

Future Retro 777 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN FR3D71499398

via this auction

Video in the listing previously posted here.

"This is one of the most well thought out synths I've ever used and a real stroke of genius. The knobby interface and hands on sequencer make it endlessly fun to coax raw, aggressive and acidic tones out of this box. For me, the 777 is the best monophonic synth with step-sequencer ever released. One of the few machines that delivers what it promises. The possibilities, the look and feel, and last but not least...the sound is absolute stunning. You can go from a conservative 303 sound to a mutation of acid sound, that needs a new definition. Every underground Acid/Techno producer should have one 777. The 777 is worth every cent.

Future Retro 777 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer. Comes with original manual and power supply. Out of production. Used by several artists including Trent Reznor (NIN)

Lofi Boom Bap Hip Hop Beat? Volca Sample!

Published on Feb 5, 2020 RemixSample

"Sample pack d/l:
Hey! Playing around with another Vosyr sample pack for Volca Sample.
The vocals is from a MF Doom acapella.
I used XLN Audio RC-20 Retro Color Vintage Effect to make it sound dirty and old:"

Korg Ds10, Volca Sample, Volca Keys PO-14 Sub - Ds-303 Acid - Song-a-day Feb 5th

Published on Feb 5, 2020 ChrisLody

"For today's song-a-day I once again turned to acid (:D) but with a bit of a twist. Playing the part of a tb-303 in this video is Korg Ds10 running on a Nintendo Ds. Who knew Ds10 could make such a convincing 303 sound? Helped along by a dose of Zoom 1201 reverb it sounds the part to me! The Volca Keys plays a long 8 bar pad-ish sound using it's 'Fifth' setting, the Volca Sample is loaded up with 808 and 909 samples and the Pocket Operator Sub plays a deep bass line alongside everything. Reckon this one could do with being made into something longer, and turn those dam claps down!

Sync is running from the Ds to the Volcas and then to the Pocket Operator btw. It's the only way I can get it all to sync up. I'm also using the Sample as I 2 channel device with the kick panned left and all the other drums right so they can have reverb and not the kick."

DX5 playing Gary Numan "Are Friends Electric" (Studio version)

Published on Feb 4, 2020 DX5

"My first cover using the Promars was 'Are Friends Electric' Old Grey Whistle Test version almost eight years ago. Time now for the studio version with some small variations (I skipped some guitar sections, etc)

Gear used:
Roland MRS-2 Promars
Roland JP8000

Backtrack previously recorded on Pro Tools.
Composed by Gary Numan.
Performed here by DX5 Jose María Bará."


Published on Feb 4, 2020 C Nich0lls

"Ambient track based on a recording of a performance with the Makenoise 0-Coast synthesizer. The original recording is the first upload I made for this channel. Looking back it seemed quite different to the subsequent videos, so I decided to re-work it a bit.

The original version is here:

Hope you enjoy this updated take. Likes and comments are always welcome.

The original, single take still forms the core, but it is accompanied by 2 additional 'tracked' versions that pitched up to create a kind of shimmer effect. They fade in over the duration of the recording.

There are 2 additional tracks added, a low pedal note and some washes of noise. Both of these were also recorded from the 0-Coast.

The effects treatment is quite different from the original. The core recording was recorded through the Red Panda Particle pedal. For this recording the tracks are processed trough a LoFi delay effect from the Strymon Timeline and a Nonlinear reverb from the Strymon BigSky. The 'shimmer' effect that emerges over the recoding is actually 2 tracked versions of the recording that are pitched up before being processed by the effects. A number of glitches are evident from the Ableton algorithm."

Wet Vs Dry - Effects & Sound Character w/ Doepfer Dark Energy I

Published on Feb 5, 2020 DreamsOfWires

"Just a simple A/B comparison of a simple noise patch on the Doepfer Dark Energy I both with and without effects (delay & reverb). Each moment of the recording is repeated - dry, then wet. I used this particular patch/sound because I think it represents the kind of sounds and character that I like most about this particular instrument, and like the dry sound just as much. It was my first analog synth a decade ago, and it illustrated to me the difference in richness and depth of tone compared to the software synths I'd used before it.

Anyway, this is just a mid-week moment that I thought might be interesting or useful to someone out there, not just regarding the synth used, but also the use of effects, as many people ask me about the effects I use, or how much they contribute to the sound, etc.

The delay is Dubstation2, reverb is EOS2, both by Audio Damage, both recorded within AUM on an iPad using an old Focusrite 18i6. The Dark Energy patch is just the 2 lfo's modulating the filter frequency, one via a patch cable, and then just the usual tweaking of pots.

My analogue synthesizer music is available here:
You can help to support my channel here:"

Modular rig Jam

Published on Feb 5, 2020 DoveAudio

"Had to test my new sequencer rack, and this kind of happened.
The minilogue XD has a PPG T400 Cathedral choir sound loaded.
The strings comes from the Streichfett
Drone is from the waveplane oscillator paired with a corsynth VCO
Arpeggio is from three WTF oscillators."

Synth Guitars, Vintage Versus New Guitar Options

Published on Feb 5, 2020 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Demos start at 2:43 with the Roland GR-500 followed by the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600.

FRQ Shift by TONSTURM - New Spectral Shifting Plugin

Published on Feb 4, 2020 TonsturmChannel

FRQ Shift Tutorial Walkthrough


Revolutionary Spectral Shifting Plugin:

FRQ Shift is an ultra clean sounding, artefact free, dual frequency shifter engine. Capable of everything from subtle modulation and stereo enhancement to more extreme atonal effects perfect for building tension and creating atmospheric backdrops. Frequency shifting shifts all the component frequencies of a sound by an equal amount. This means that if your input is harmonic, it will destroy the harmonic relationship of the components in the sound resulting in a more unnatural sound.

Price: $89 introductory price until 18/Feb/2020 ($129 thereafter).


FRQ Shift is an ultra clean sounding, artefact free, dual frequency shifter engine

Capable of everything from subtle modulation and stereo enhancement to more extreme atonal effects

Four feedback effects that can be introduced into the Frequency Shifters feedback path

Introducing a state of the art modulation system allows you to create tense and alive sounding patches.

1990s SND SAM 16

via this auction

"The ultimate stepsequencer EVER built


Handmade by the kraftwerk technician Sebastien Niessen SND

Studio use only."

You can find additional posts featuring the SND SAM 16 here.

Roland System-1m w/ Box

via this auction

"This was Roland's first step back into modular world, and though its not the most fully featured semi-modular synth in terms of patch points, it does offer up a lot of sonic potential including the ability to bring sounds of their Plug-out synths based on some of their classics into your modular setup. System-1m works great as a standalone desktop module, rack mounted (ears included), or in a eurorack system."

The System-1m almost looks like a drawing in that shot.

Roland MBD-1 Bass and Drum Module

via this auction

"Pretty self explanatory module. It does bass and it does drums. Its 8 part multi-timbral and is chocked full of that 90 Roland goodness!"

Korg Mono/Poly Synthesizer SN 378220

via this auction

"Excellent Condition Korg Mono/Poly from the early 80's. 100% checked out and everything is working as it should. I hate to use the term "mint", but this is as close as you can get. No wear at all. No wear on keys. No wear on front panel. Just beautiful! Sounds amazing This is Korg's finest analog. FAT, FAT, FAT! Tunes perfectly. No mods. 100% original except for the bottom and the sides. Pro built cabinet. Walnut on sides and under keys. Bottom is birch plywood. Very nicely taken to the next level. Looks fantastic.The original had contact paper on sides, and particle board for the bottom."

Novation Supernova 2

via this auction

Cool skull.

Roland Jupiter 8 w/ Stardust Synth Cover

via this auction

BTW, you can find Stardust Synth covers here.

1989 QuickShot Music Wiz Keyboard Tape Player

via this auction

"QuickShot Music Wiz keyboard tape player mod# QS-2080. 1989 Spectravideo International Ltd.

Powers on and works, though the tape sounds a bit warbly (like a tape player from 1989). Missing one of the slider knobs.

Beats are very basic blip-blip, and the "piano" is a somewhat vibrato (maybe squarewave-ish) mono-sound. It has an input for an external mic."

Repair of the Soundmaster STIX ST-305 analogue drum machine

Published on Feb 6, 2020 Mindburner
Re-Published on Feb 5, 2020 Mindburner

"This little analogue drum machine was realised by the Italian company Soundmaster in the early 80's

This example was purchased on eBay for around £25 in dodgy condition and operation unknown.

Bodges galore and lack of a service schematic make repairing this machine a bit of a nightmare.

I think the bodges are factory fitted as they use the same kind of enameled resistor as the main PCB.

Part 1 of a 2 part series

sorry about my plosive popping on the commentary.

Also the TA5558 in not a timer, rather a dual op amp

music: Crystalline Stricture, Harbour, No Time, Secret Remix"

Repair of the Soundmaster STIX ST-305 analogue drum machine PART 2 OF 2

Published on Feb 7, 2020 Mindburner

"This little analogue drum machine was realised by the Italian company Soundmaster in the early 80's

This example was purchased on eBay for around £25 in dodgy condition and operation unknown.

Bodges galore and lack of a service schematic make repairing this machine a bit of a nightmare.

I think the bodges are factory fitted as they use the same kind of enameled resistor as the main PCB.

Part 2 of a 2 part series"

Live Techno Eurorack Modular Synthesizer | Sworn64

Published on Feb 5, 2020 sworn64

"Live Eurorack Modular Techno Synthesizer | Sworn64

This is my first patch with the WMD Crater kick drum module and MSCL compressor. The bassline is going through the MSCL with the kick in the sidechain input. The bass is a Roland 512 oscillator through a System 80 860 Filter (The smaller version of the JOVE filter). Intellijel Dual ADSR is controlling the filter and the VCA output which is an Intellijel Quad VCA. Snare Drum is the Hexinverter Mutant Snare. The lead synth is the Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas with various voltages sources mixed t an Intellijel Scales quantizer to sequence pitch. The voltage sources are a clocked Mutable Instruments Marbles, a stepped random from a Make Noise Wogglebug (also clocked) and a cycling Make Noise Maths. These are all being mixed through an Intellijel Triatt. Noise Engineering Lapsus Os is used to perform the range of pitch to the Manis Iteritas via the Wogglebug’s External input. Wintermodular Eloquencer is the main sequencer and I’m using the EME expander for performance of kick and snare drum fills and mutes. The whole mix is sent through a WMD Overseer filter. The Intellijel Plannar is used to perform the filter cutoff as well as mix in some white noise from the Steady State Fate Quantum Rainbow. Mix is through a WMD Performance mixer with the Halls of Valhalla reverb on the Tip Top Audio Z-DSP and a Make Noise Mimeophon for Delay effects. The bassline is also going through the 4ms DLD for some stereo delay. The atmospheric background synth is the Mutable Instruments Plaits through a Strymon Engineering Magneto. Xaoc Devices Batumi is modulating lots of things. I am tweaking some random samples from the 4ms STS that have a really short loop on them to create some interesting sound effects here and there.

The LED lightbar is a Strange Electronic Lightstorm, a eurorack module that controls the LED bar via incoming CV. Thanks to Strange Electronic for providing the prototype arms to hold the lightbar above my modular so it lights up all of the gear. It looks awesome!"

Meet the Awesome Gecho Loopsynth

Published on Feb 5, 2020 Olivier Ozoux

Gecho Loopsynth on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon - (nada at the time of this post)

"One of the 3 music boxes that were waiting under the tree this year, 'The Awesome Gecho Loopsynth' from Gechologic is probably one of the most wonderfully bizarre sound processing devices I've ever owned. I'm still completely sure how it works, but I hope you'll enjoy this little introduction as much as I did making it."

一念而就 / one take, not an end

Published on Feb 5, 2020 Meng Qi

"A moment seized without decoration, and a story to extend the moment.

Rotary Tetrax is based on Ciat-Lonbarde Tetrax. 360º potentiometers enable new gestures, patch bay layout accepts banana shorting bars. With built-in reverb.

Tetrax has Harmonic Locking behavior with audio at “FM Input”, which works great with unlimited single direction rotations. I’ve embedded a Teensy 3.6 for 2 channels of audio to voice 1/3, tuned 660Hz / 880Hz for this track, with symmetry control over variable shape triangle waveform.

If you want to mod your Tetrax / Sidrax for droning, the potentiometer mod schematic is here :"

Demo :: Lexicon 224XL on TR8 + TB-03 (Plastikman Riff)

Published on Feb 5, 2020 SOLON Music

The Lexicon 224XL looks like a little white retro calculator. Curious how much they go for. Time to check:

Lexicon 224XL on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Demo of the Lexicon 224XL using Roland TR8 Drum Machine and Roland TB-03 synth playing riff from the track 'Plasticity' by Plastikman (Richie Hawtin). 7 presets demo'ed:



About SOLON:

Matt Singmin is an English musician based in Sydney, Australia, composing and producing meditative electronic music. He is the DJ & Co-founder of The Future Sound of Yoga, and an explorer of the magic in vintage & modern audio gear.

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