MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Ableton Instrument Megapack - the Sequential Circuits OB-6 analog synthesizer

Published on Feb 22, 2020

"get the pack here

The OB6 is a monster of a synth. A collaboration between Sequential Circuits and Oberheim that resulted in a beautiful piece of musical gear that hits high notes from both companies. This pack was a collaboration between myself and my friend Dan from the band Electric Dream. They are a synth pop style group, check them out if that's your style of music! He owns this glorious synth and helped me make some of the patches for this Ableton pack. So it's a little bit of me, and a little bit of Dan.

One thing I did a little differently with this pack is the amount of samples I used. I usually use one sample per octave. Some of these instruments rely heavily on their filter movement, so I didn't think that would be enough. I decided to use 2 samples per octave for any synth that I thought had very interesting filter modulation.

I think this pack sounds great for pads and bass! Sequential has a winner on it's hands, and now you have a great taste of the synths capabilities.

This pack includes

25 Multi sampled Ableton Instruments, built from user patches using the Sequential Circuits OB-6."

Carnegie Hall Archives

Published on Feb 22, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We visit the Carnegie Hall Archives in New York and talk with Kathryn Gronsbell (Digital Collections) and Rob Hudson (Manager) about some of their twentieth century treasures. We explore artifacts from avant-garde classical and jazz, including a concert by Leon Theremin 1928, the premier of Edgard Varese's Ionisation, Yoko Ono, Freddie Hubbard, Archie Schepp, Ornette Coleman, and even the 1992 premier of Conversational Impromptu for Bb and bass clarinet quartet by CatSynth TV host Amanda Chaudhary.

For more information about the archives and the history of Carnegie Hall, please visit
Please also check out their growing digital collections at"

Making A Techno Track Only Using An Arp2600

Published on Feb 22, 2020 Analog Synthesizer Patch Tutorials

"Making a Techno Track only using an ARP2600

I’ve been watching Ricky Tinez on his YouTube Chanel. Ever since he did his Deckards Dream overview. Lately he’s been talking about DAWLESS live setups and I wondered if I could create a track only using the ARP2600. This is what I ended up with.

This is also a good patch for anyone just getting to know their new Korg Arp2600s. So many people shy away from the voltage processors and Electronic Switch. The patch uses the Voltage Processor as audio mixer, CV inverter and the Lag Processor not as lag but it’s alternate use as 6db low pass filter. The switch is simply alternating between kick and high hat but has so many other uses."

Patch sheet:


Published on Feb 22, 2020 Mindburner

"The classic BOSS DR-55 has been used by many bands and artists over the years."

SEQUENTIAL PRO 3 - Overview & Synth Demo by Carson Day

Published on Feb 22, 2020 synth4ever

"Sequential PRO 3 overview, sounds and demo by Carson Day from Sequential. Filmed at Robotspeak in San Francisco, this in-depth synth demo of the Sequential PRO 3 covers nearly every feature and function in detail. In this Sequential PRO 3 overview, Carson takes us through the synth's oscillators, filters, envelopes, effects, sequencer, arpeggiator, feedback, modulation matrix and more while showcasing some sounds.

The Sequential PRO 3 is a hybrid multi-filter mono synthesizer with 60 knobs and 70 buttons, FATAR 37-note semi-weighted keyboard and 3-voice optional paraphony mode (feat. individually gated envelopes per oscillator). The PRO 3 features 3 oscillators (two VCOs + one wavetable), 3 analog filters, 3 LFOs, 4 loopable envelopes, noise, hard sync, glide, tuned feedback, analog distortion, arpeggiator, 16x16x4 sequencer + 16-track sequencer, dual digital effects engines, touch slider and mod wheels, and a staggering 32-slot mod matrix.

All of this together makes the Sequential PRO 3 a powerhouse for sound design, and it is one of the most versatile and flexible mono synths to date. Big thanks to Carson for taking us through the features and functions of the PRO 3 in this demo and overview, and Robotspeak for hosting the event."

Pro 3 Top Features // Most Fun Synth Ever?

Published on Feb 22, 2020 Ricky Tinez

EUNOMIA: PROPHET REV2 - SEQUENTIAL OB-6 - PEAK - MoPho - JU-06A - Radias - Digitone - ARP Odyssey

Published on Feb 22, 2020 Alba Ecstasy

"Patches for your syn's! 👉
New synth arrived today: the Sequential #ProphetREV2. Brilliant! Much better than the first edition. Love this one! And the #SequentialOB6 completes it perfectly! #NovationPEAK comes with a solo-slash-pad (from the upcoming sound bank), RolandJU-06A with a fat sequence, pads from Digitone, lead - MoPho and drums from Korg Radias.
And my-oh-my! I forgot about the ARP Odyssey (it's above the SH-01A, out if the picture, and it's playing and arp at 4:35)!


Digitakt - Jungle / DnB - "We Are Part Of"

Published on Feb 22, 2020 Electronisounds Audio

Digitakt on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon



I programmed / sequened out a full old-skool Jungle/DnB track using *only* the Elektron Digitakt! I hope you like it!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

Gotharman's SpazeDrum: Analog With Effects

Published on Feb 22, 2020 gotharman

"A beat made entirely with analog drum engines. Adding a few effects to a snare drum."

Ambient Space Music // AE Modular Synth // Solina, Algodrone, etc. #TTNM

Published on Feb 22, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"I upgraded my AE Modular synth, so here is my first jam with the new SOLINA String Ensemble and ALGODRONE Bytebeat generator ...


Patch notes (also in video):
The ALGODRONE's preset 55 is running very slow and its loop trigger output is used as master clock, feeding into the MMDIVIDER. From there several envelopes are triggered, modulating individual filter cutoff frequencies for four voices (ALGODRONE, SOLINA and two VCOs). I'm using all the available AE Modualr filters: NYLE, WASP, SVFILTER and the new MS-20 filter.

For CV generation and processing I'm mixing two triangle wave LFOs, an offset voltage and the ALGODRONE's output with a prototype of an upcoming polarizing CV mixer module. This one feeds into another prototype of a dual offset/attenuverter for further tweaking. From there the CVs go into two S&Hs and from there those CVs, as well as a direct outputs of the aforementioned modules are spread across the patch to modulate SOLINA chord variantion, ALGODRONE parameters, etc.

It's all very chaotic and slow and I really just tweak the "POLARMIX" CV mixer, the "CV TOOLS" dual offset/attenuverter and the master audio mixer knobs.

Check out the AE Modualr forums here for more information and discussion:

There is also an AE MOdular Wiki:"

CMS 2607 demo - Sync, PFD and high-pass filter

Published on Feb 22, 2020 Phil Cirocco

"Phil Cirocco demonstrating the CMS 2607 just before shipping it out to a customer in San Francisco. The patch breifly highlights the built in sync circuit. Later in the video, the High-pass filter output is fed through the Post Filter Distortion circuit (from the ARP Centaur). The two 1/4 inch cables at top right are plugged directly into the stereo input of the camera. No post production or processing. The reverb you hear is the internal spring unit."


Mc-202 test

Published on Feb 22, 2020 synthmaven

"Just a quick funtionality test of the MC-202 I have to part with.. snif.."

It almost looks like a drawing - monochromatic paper art.

Ambient Waves 2020 Event Set for May 21 - 24 in München / Munich, Germany

AW2020_Teaser_04 from Open Video Medien Labor on Vimeo.

Additional videos and details at

EII 808 - EMU Emulator II does 80's electro.

Published on Feb 22, 2020 JMPSynth

"80's electro with assistance from the EMU Emulator II providing drums, vocals and pads. Additional bass sounds from the Roland Jupiter 50. Vintage Phaser and Flanger effects by Boss RBF-10 & RPH-10. ID those samples !"

Improvisation with Cirklon and NDLR

Published on Feb 22, 2020 Martin Peters

"It has been a while for various reasons. But this afternoon I thought, let's do a quick improvisation to show off with the NDLR. I got the NDLR at the end of last December and it is a great source of inspiration. The Cirklon clocks the NDLR and sequences the NDLR's chord progressions by sending CC messages. The NDLR drives the Mopho and the Korg ARP Odyssey as the 2 motif's and the Roland JD-800 as the pad. The Cirklon drives the for the bass, the SEM, the Plaits and the Braids for the snare sound. Some soloing on the Moog Voyager Old School, the Moog Prodigy and the Moog Polymoog Synthesizer. This all is recorded in 1 take. Sorry for my bad camera work and the fact that the camera stopped after 15 minutes. Hope you enjoy it nevertheless."

CX5M & C1 Yamaha Music Computer (RSVP Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 added here.


Published on Feb 21, 2020 synthjunk

"A track from my new EP called C64 is your friend, which is available on Bandcamp, Spotify and other streaming sites. All the sounds on the EP were made using a commodore 64 computer. A vintage Akai S612 sampler was also used to sample the C64 to allow playing chords. Hope you enjoy it."

1976 Moog Minitmoog Synthesizer SN 2319

via this auction

"1976 Moog Minitmoog! All original, and very few were produced in the 1 year they were sold. This is the best price for a Minitmoog on the planet!

The Minitmoog has the functional equivalence of two Moog Satellites! It has 2 oscillators, so you can do things like layer or detune 2 different sounds for a really fat analog voice.

The Minitmoog was originally sold as a quick voicing synth for players performing live on stage. The presets were at your fingertips! Its relatively small, and will fit into any stage rig easily.

The Voicings even included a Taurus bass, so you know its got that unique analog Moog bass sound!"

Folktek Impossible Box rare big modular synth art thing by Arius Blaze

via this auction

Original offered by Folktek for $1 million dollars. It went up for auction in 2013 and reached $39,100 with 55 bids at the time of this post. You can find previous posts featuring the Folktek Impossible Box including some demos here.

1982 Vintage WERSI wersimatic CX1 analog drum machine rhythm synthesizer

via this auction

"Wersi WERSI MATIC CX1 is a programmable rhythm machine / accompaniment from Germany.

The Wersi CX-1 is a Preset Rhythm Accompaniment and Drum Computer. It offers 64 presets with analog based sounds for drums and rhythm accompaniment. It has 3 sounds for bass, 5 for rhythms and 5 for accompaniment sequences. There is no sound editing of the internal synthesizer but the rhythm and drum sequences are user programmable and can be stored internally or via tape interface.

The CX1 has preset rhythms and is also programmable. It has analog sound generation for the drums and the accompaniment. Tape interface for storing own patterns onto tape – like on analog synths as Korg Polysix or Roland Juno-60. The drums sound a bit like the Korg KR-55.

The CX1 was also included in Wersi organs of the day.

Original receipt from 1983 $2,124

Original User Guide

Original Technical Data / Assembly Manual"

novation supernova

via this auction

"Novation’s Analogue Sound Modeling Supernova in great shape! Used in great rack shape with light scratches on top (pictured). Only flaw is that the filter’s frequency knob jumbles the values slightly around the half-way point (should be fine controlled through midi controller). Otherwise, a great piece of machinery with potential for great pads, stabby synths, shredding bass tones, and all the goodness of virtual analog!"

Tom Oberheim SEM Pro SN 0443

via this auction

"Incredible sounding synth.

The SEM Pro has a patch panel and integrated MIDI to CV converter."

Vintage ARP Omni 1 Keyboard Synthesizer Overhauled with LED Sliders

via this auction

"This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the west coast's leading ARP specialist - recapped, new key bushings, new LED sliders, new reliable pushbutton switches, clean, fully functional, calibrated, in tune and sounding great. This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars' "Moving In Stereo", and many other late 70's/early 80's albums. It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR, and a dedicated bass synthesizer section.

Moog MiniMoog Voyager XL

via this auction

Circuit Bent Radio Shack Eliminator by freeform delusion

Published on Feb 22, 2020 freeform delusion

Circuit Bent on eBay | on Reverb

"Radio Shack - Executive Stress Eliminator

This device has those classic Atari style sounds.

Mono jack output
Pitch up control"

Roland Jupiter-X | First Impressions & Sounds From Scratch

Published on Feb 21, 2020 MR TUNA Music

Roland Jupiter-X on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon
Roland Jupiter XM | on Reverb | on Amazon

"Just got my hands on the new Roland Jupiter-X and I wanted to get a jump on some videos right away, so here's my first impressions and some sounds from scratch using the included Jupiter-8 engine and some of the built-in effects.

There's lots more worth touching base on that I hope to cover in later videos, but for now, know this thing is a TANK. It's a serious upgrade over the System-8 build quality-wise and the keys are some of the best I've ever played (which is very important to me! {duh!}).

Otherwise, keep in mind this is essentially a pre-release unit and as such I don't have a manual, or any drivers so I'm just sort of figuring it all out as I go, but that being said I will be spending a lot of time trying to figure this thing out and get to the bottom of it all-- So let me know if you have any specific questions I can answer for you."

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