MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Novation Circuit @ Isla de La Piedra | Sinaloa Mexico | Live Set

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Mauricio Maisterrena
Update: Re-Published on Feb 25, 2020

"Recorded live @ Isla de La Piedra | Sinaloa Mexico | featuring the Novation Circuit"

Novation Circuit on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Mutable Instruments Ambika demo -Ambika Kez OS

Published on Feb 24, 2020 MIDERA

"Note: Fair warning - I use Eventide Blackhole so if you have problems listening to demos with FX you won't enjoy this one. Secondly, I spend the second half just making patches from scratch. This is quite boring to me, but I left it in, maybe it'll be helpful to you? My hands get in the way though - sorry about that. Anyway, see below:

Fiddling about with a new OS based on YAM (Yet Another Mutation) called Kez (or Ambika Live!)? Something like that. Found here:

#Ambika #Mutableinstruments #hybridsynth"

Analog 4 Tutorial 6 - Creating big pads, drum machines, bass, seqs & leads on 4 tracks Big 90s Soul

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Gary P Hayes

"In a 1990s style - on Elektron #AnalogFour Mk2. Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in Mount Victoria Blue Mountains Australia recorded via overbridge to Logic Pro X edited in FCPx"

Jam of the Day, 24/02/20 with Moog Matriarch, Moog Grandmother, Moog Voyager and Arturia Drumbrute

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Getsemani Music

"Time to relax with the Jam of the Day for February 24, 2020, featuring mello sounds from the Matriarch and Grandmother, the Voyager will then talk you down to a state of relaxation."


Published on Feb 24, 2020 synthmaven

Update: currently listed on Reverb here. Pics & description captured here.

"One of several demo videos to show the working condition of this amazing synthesizer. Camera audio in mono"

Oberheim TVS with Sequencer
Oberheim TVS-1 with sequencer, playing a fast, spry variable-step sequence
Oberheim TVS-1 with sequencer, playing a fast, spry 8-step sequence
Oberheim TVS-1 with sequencer, playing a fast, spry 8-step sequence
Oberheim TVS-1 with sequencer, 8-step sequence, both SEMs
Oberheim TVS-1 with sequencer triggering SEM 2
Oberheim TVS-1 with sequencer triggering SEM 1, low and sloppy
Oberheim TVS-1 with sequencer, keyboard noodles without and with Portamento

FOLKTEK Euphonos Field

via this auction

You can find some demos here. The Folktek Euphonos made its first appearance back in 2013 here.

"An amazing hand made custom art synthesizer from Arius Blaze and is signed and only produced 12. And The videos up on youtube are from this unit back years ago when he posted them ( I waited so he could make them) This may be first produced.

Soma Lyra 8 with X1L3 Shard. 🙏

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Nostalgic Ruckus

"hello Lyra. (Shard is going through the Lyra's input)"

LYRA-8 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon
X1L3 on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

Moog Source - System 700 - Yamaha CS-80 - Jupiter-4

Published on Feb 24, 2020 MrFirechild

"A track full of real analog synthesizers. Roland Jupiter-4, Oberheim OB-Xa, Yamaha CS-80, Roland System 700, Moog Source, Roland RS-505, Yamaha CP-80, 5U Oakley and Club of the knobs.
The song is called Retro Waves.
Composed and produced by"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with ROB COTTINGHAM

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Once described by Geoff Barton of Classic Rock Magazine as “Peterborough’s answer to Vangelis,” Rob Cottingham started his musical career in high school, later forming the rock band Cinema. In the early 90’s, he gigged with an R&B band and formed the cover group, Ghost. Itching to write his own material, Rob produced his first album “Behind The Orchard Tree”(BTOT) released in 2002. From there he founded the group Touchstone, who went on to release one EP, four albums, a double live album and a live DVD. The group hit the UK rock album charts at number 34 in 2011 and number 26 in 2013 after being signed for two albums. The band toured UK, Europe and USA.

In 2016, Rob formed Cairo, keeping the same sensibilities in song craft, but with heavier guitars and more electronica in the sound. Cairo’s debut album “Say” was released to rave reviews, including a recommendation from Steve Hackett of Genesis. The band won Classic Rock Society’s Best Newcomer Award a few months later. Rob released a solo follow up to his earlier album BTOT with “Back Behind the Orchard Tree” in April 2019, and soon after, Cairo released a live album “Alive In Holland” in January 2020. Their next studio album is planned for late 2020.

We chatted with Rob on how he uses the Prophet-6 in his music.

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Novation // Patricia Wolf - Performance

Published on Feb 24, 2020 NovationTV

"In this video, filmed at Holocene, Portland, electronic musician, synthesist and sound designer Patricia Wolf performs with SL MkIII at the centre of her setup.

Patricia’s music-making setup comprises several machines: a Novation Peak polysynth; a Boomstar 3003 semi-modular synth; a Make Noise 0-Coast modular synth; an Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine, and OTO BIM and BAM effects units. All her sound-generating devices are connected to a Novation 49 SL MkIII controller by a mixture of MIDI and CV connections. By using templates in the SL MkIII to control multiple parameters across all her devices, Patricia is able to focus her attention on one main control surface — the Novation SL MkIII — while maximising the technological potential of all her synths.

more from Patricia Wolf:

To discover more about SL MkIII:

#WeAreNovation #SLMkIII"


Novation // Patricia Wolf - Profile

Published on Feb 28, 2020 NovationTV

"In this video, Patricia Wolf discusses how she takes a two-stage approach to sound design. “In one way, I focus on the technical aspects of it, especially when there’s new features on a synthesizer that I’m not so familiar with. So I’ll play around with that and really think about what it’s doing.” Then, once she’s familiar with her machines and their respective capabilities, she’ll free herself from thinking on a purely technical point of view and consider her machines as an ecosystem, playing in harmony. 'It’s nice to let go of that technicality and just think of it as a living, electric energy that you can morph and change and start feeling for its creative potential.'"

Trance Jam on the Novation Circuit

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Gabe Miller Music

Novation Circuit on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"A high energy trance jam on the Novation Circuit, using the Progressive Dream pack by Yves Big City (thanks to Isotonik for sending it over!)."

Symphonic drone jam on analog synth

Published on Feb 24, 2020 SPACE DRIFTER

Novation Bass Station II on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

The MOCHIKA XL Synthesizer

\Published on Feb 24, 2020 Felix Dorn

"The Mochika xl is a nice Little plaything. Made By Atomosynth in Peru."

Vintage Korg MS-20 & MS-50 Synthesizer Jam

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"In this video, we pair a vintage Korg MS-20 and MS-50 with two SQ-1 sequencers to create sequenced bass lines and rhythms. Fully capable synthesizers in their own right, the MS-20 and MS-50 combine to form an even more powerful modular synthesizer capable of everything from generative soundscapes to brutal, heavy-hitting bass tones.

The MS-20 is a semi-modular keyboard synth originally released in 1978. At the time of its introduction, it was one of the most affordable synthesizers altogether—and with its snarling dual filter, external signal processor, and open-ended patch bay, it was destined to be a cult classic. The MS-50 was intended to act as an expander for the MS-20 or other modular systems. Unlike the MS-20, the MS-50 does not feature a normalled internal signal path, instead acting more like a true modular synthesizer. The MS-50 can certainly act as an instrument all on its own (with its own oscillator, filter, envelopes, VCAs, LFOs, and tons of CV utilities)...but when using the two instruments in combination, completely new possibilities emerge.

Korg instruments available here:"

Duophonic from Monophonic with Beatstep Pro & Dark Energy

Published on Feb 24, 2020 DreamsOfWires

"Just a really simple trick people who are new to analogue synths might want to try. It'll work with any synth that has both a VCF that'll self-oscillate and external control over filter frequency. It'll work best if the filter can track 1v/oct with some stability. Also, you could substitute the Beatstep for another multi-channel CV sequencer or controller, such as a Korg SQ-1 in dual mode.

Basically, on certain filter designs, when resonance is maxed and it's frequency lowered it'll start to produce a simple sine wave (self-oscillation). In many synths this sine wave can be controlled melodically (with varying success), independently of the VCO. Here's how it works in this video:

One sequencer channel's CV output goes to the synth's VCO pitch input, and the other channel's CV out to VCF frequency input. The gate out goes to gate in as usual.

Firstly, get a single note playing and make sure you can hear the VCO, max the resonance, then reduce the filter frequency manually and you'll start to hear the filter self oscillating, which essentially creates a pitched sine wave. Adjust the frequency until it sounds like it is in tune with the VCO. You'll have to experiment with different tunings and octaves of both to get your desired result. Also, experiment with raising the resonance just enough to start self-oscillating, as this should lower the volume of the resonance against the VCO's volume, allowing you to hear both more clearly.

Now you can start knob twiddling on the sequencer, creating separate melodies on both channels, and even have different sequence lengths and time divisions for some polyrhythm fun.
Dry sound from 2:03

Gear used: Doepfer Dark Energy Mk1, Arturia Beatstep Pro, AUM on an iPad with Dubstation2 delay and EOS2 reverb. Video edited on iPad as my computer is still broken.

My music/albums can be found here:
Support my channel from $1:"

Par - Futuro | Pasado (Laura's Theme cover)

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Nacho Adda

New release from supporting member, Par/Nacho Adda.

"Free download:

Follow Par:

"Diane, 11:30 AM, February 24th. Entering the town of Twin Peaks, five miles south of the Canadian border, twelve miles west of the state line. I’ve never seen so many trees in my life."

Celebrando los 30 años del estreno de Twin Peaks, los invito a escuchar mi nuevo single, Futuro | Pasado, un cover del maestro Angelo Badalamenti."

Strymon Volante test with Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4

Published on Feb 24, 2020 JediSid

New XOR Electronics NerdSEQ CV16 Expander

Published on Feb 24, 2020 XOR Electronics

"A small promo video about the new 'More CV 16' expander for the NerdSEQ Eurorack sequencer.
It adds 16 more CV outputs which are totally integrated into the sequencer.

The CV outputs can be either pitch or note scaled (in pairs of 0..10 Volt or -5/+5 Volt). Beside being outputs for notes or pitches with glide settings for each output, it also contains several modulators which can be routed to each output (pure or adding to the current voltage):
8 ASR (Attack Sustain Release) Envelopes with Attack, Release and Sustain settings for each Envelope.
8 LFO with the following waveforms: Sinus, Triangle, Sawtooth, Ramp, Noise and Random (randomly mixing through the waveforms).

The modulators can be manipulated in their stage and attributes from each sequencer step. The CV16 expander enhances the NerdSEQ with Polyphonic sequencing and recording within one or multiple tracks.

This is not a standalone product! It works only together with the NerdSEQ.

For extra information, manual, availability check the following:"


Published on Feb 24, 2020 LESINDES

"So this is PART ONE of the INTRODUCTON/REVIEW about MFB SYNTH PRO. Part 1 is giving an overview of the synth's features. The following parts will show the features of the Synth Pro in action."

AE Modular: Patch Cable Update!!! #TTNM

Published on Feb 24, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"A video about patch cables?!


... yes indeed. They're soft and rubbery, made with silicone, very smooth to the touch, with golden pins (or maybe just gold plated, who knows) and I think they're nice.

Questions or comments? Go ahead and post them below! :) Thanks for watching! Check out my channel for more Synthesizer Music."

Studio Tour #3 - Peter

Published on Feb 23, 2020 SynthMania

"A visit to my good friend Peter - We spent a few hours in his studio and went through his equipment, which includes classics like Roland SH-1 and Juno-6, Yamaha CS-40M, Korg PolySix, but also modern equipment, and a great collection of guitars, fx, and amps as well. A huge thank you to Peter for sharing his knowledge and demonstrating the gear for us!"

All parts:

SynthMania Studio Tour posts

Using the ES-9 with VCV Rack

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Omri Cohen

Introduction - 00:00
The Configurator - 01:18
Sending Signals - 03:58
About Latency - 13:45

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Elka Synthex (Serviced / Warranty / Original Stand)

via this auction

The classic Elka Synthex
Incl original Chrome stand!
Incl original MIDI-converter
Sold serviced, with warranty.
Some optical marks of use.

bomb-proof shipping, worldwide!

Jen SX 1000 SN 05708

via this auction

"Jen SX 1000 Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer. Condition is Used. Everything is working. A replacement oscillator chip is included for the future."

KURZWEIL K250 KMS 250D Keyboard Sampler SN 88031643

via this auction

Future Retro Revolution SN FREVO209

via this auction

"Future Retro Revolution Analog Synth TB-303 Clone With seq Remix, Midi, Effects .

Very rare of first models produced , owned from new, as you would expect for a unit of this age, will be cleaned and made ready for use. Buttons on these can be a bit sticky just like the original 303 though they work better with use, as do the pots. Never abused and well looked after.

Hear it on our album tracks on iTunes, kenspocket

Its had the internal battery case mod done. Normally soldering to board."

Akai MFC-42

via this auction

Huge analog sound with Entropic Doom (Noisillator) module from AJH Synth

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Dziam Bass

"Today I have a small demo in sequence with a huge analog sound from the Entropic Doom (Noisillator) module from AJH Synth.

It is a module that adds noise to the audio. it can also be a source of noise and also a Ring modulator with XOR out.

here a small patch and fun in filtering with noise using Vintage Transistor Core VCO - Minimod and Doom Entropic module from AJH Synth.

The Entropic Doom takes noise and tuned noise to a whole new level, it can almost be described as an oscillator for noise, or Noisillator as we like to call it. Traditionally in modular synthesis we use either white or pink noise and then treat it through envelopes and filters to give various effects, however the Entropic Doom takes modular noise creation to places its never been before!

We have a CMOS Logic Gate based Noise Generator with Coarse and Fine tuning control along with a two, three and four pole low pass filter and a passband resonator within the noise loop itself. We have both Audio and Sync inputs, which can be mixed into the noise loop to add even greater variety to the sounds generated. We have both Bright and Dark Noise outputs, which are pre and post filter respectively, however because the noise and filter are in a feedback loop the Bright output responds to filter type and settings too.

There are CV inputs to allow voltage control of both Frequency and Resonance, and also an all important 1V/Oct input so that we can "play" the noise in tune from a keyboard or sequencer.

In addition we have a separate XOR based Ring Modulator and a Cmos gate based VCA sub modules. These can be used independently from and simultaneously with the Noisillator circuitry."

Introducing Beat Map, the Algorhythmic Drummer (with Mike & Keys)

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Reason Studios

"Beat making and Reason go hand in hand! And today, we are thrilled to announce Beat Map, a brand new Player that will change the way you approach drums. We sat down with Grammy-nominated producers Mike & Keys to talk about Beat Map and here’s what they had to say."

Thought this was interesting from the perspective of creating music by actually listening to the music. It's more capturing moods than playing notes. More of an outside in vs. inside out approach. Kind of like creating patches from an existing patch vs. an initialized patch. There is an art to it.


Published on Feb 24, 2020 Ollie Loops

Akai MPC One on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"In this video, we take an in depth look at the Akai Professional MPC One Standalone sampler, sequencer and production unit. We compare the MPC One to similar devices on the market as well as Akai's current line of MPC devices.

We believe that the MPC One is one of the best values in standalone production samplers on the market in 2020. The release of the device is sure to stir the market and we explain why we think it's such a special device."

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Overlay Installation (

Published on Feb 24, 2020 Human Oversynth

Teenage Engineering OP-Z on eBay | on Reverb | on Amazon

"This video demonstrates how to install adhesive overlays on a Teenage Engineering OP-Z. Overlays are available from

The music in this video is adapted from the song "Close" by Albert Thorn from the "Lovecup" album:"

Patch n Tweak

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