MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Knight Rider - Theme (1982) Synth+Guitar Cover

Published on Feb 27, 2019 KOSmusic

"This is my cover of the theme song of a cult 80s TV series: Knight Rider of 1982.

This song has always been one of my favorites of all time ... a beautiful composition created by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson.

Played with: Yamaha CS1x and VST Synthesizer

Guitars and Bass played with: Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

Hope you like it ;)

ps: This cover was created completely from scratch."

And a few more:

Airwolf - Theme Cover (KOSmusic Version)
The Terminator (1984) - Reese Dreams of Future War Cover
The Addams Family (1964) - Theme Song (Instrumental Cover)
Beverly Hills Cop - Axel F (Album Version) Cover
Beverly Hills Cop - Axel F (Album Version) Cover
Das Boot (1981) - Anfang (Opening Theme) Cover
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) Murder Mix - Instrumental Cover
Knight Rider - Theme (1982) Synth+Guitar Cover [same as above]
The Terminator (1984) - Tunnel Chase Cover
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Theme & Ending Credits (Instrumental Synth Cover)
Slam Dunk - Timeout Shohoku (Synth Cover) - スラムダンク - タイムアウト湘北(シンセカバー)
Beverly Hills Cop - Axel F Short Version & The Discovery (Cover)
Tango & Cash - Soundtrack Mix (Cover)
The Terminator (1984) - Police Station & Escape Cover
Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Instrumental Cover)
Top Gun - Opening Theme (Synth Cover)
Bobby Flexter - Profondo Rosso Remix 1996 (Cover)
Miami Supercops - Opening Theme (Cover)
Mo-Do - Eins Zwei Polizei (Cover)
Booker T & the MG 's - Green Onions (Synth+Guitar Cover) - blocked
Yazoo - Don't Go (Cover)
The Terminator Main Title (1984) Cover

FM Synth Programming with Digitone Livestream Tutorial & Q+A

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"We will be going over FM synthesis programming concepts that apply to all FM synths and applying them specifically to the Elektron Digitone. Watch if you are curious about how FM works and how to program FM synthesizer sounds, or if you have a Digitone and want to learn more about how its synthesis works. The Digitone also has some unique features that most FM synthesizers don't have for shaping sounds. Frequency modulation synthesis or FM often feels complicated but if looked at from the right perspective it can be more easily understood."

iOS Synth app - TAL-U-NO-LX - amazing analog synthesizer Juno emulator sounds and modulation

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Expanding Sound

"There's a lot of great iOS synth apps out there, from the Model 15 to Nave and countless others. This one has easily made my top 10. It sounds fantastic. The filter does a fantastic job of emulating the Juno filters character, the chorus settings open up the synth brilliantly, and the sub oscillator gives you that low end you've come to expect from an analog synth. I'm kinda blown away by this one. I think it sounds just as good as a JU-06. Maybe even better. I might have to test that. Anyway, enough convincing, check this one out."

Modular Synthesis with Richard Nicol and Suit & Tie Guy

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard talks to synthesizer legend Suit & Tie Guy. Join in on the discussion as we talk about his journey into synthesis, stg/soundlabs, and the origins of Knobcon while mostly failing at producing a live YouTube stream. Feel free to ask questions in the live chat or just hang out.

stg/soundlabs -"

Playing Around

Published on Apr 14, 2020 George Benton

"Wanted to record once more before I tear down and rebuild with some new modules. It rambles so I threw in some funny bits in the video. It was me and a friend doing a mad scientist routine for Halloween."

Jean-Michel Jarre shares his first impression on the SYNTRX

Published on Apr 1, 2020 FanJarre

Erica Synths' SYNTRX is set to ship in May.

Novation: Patricia Wolf: Electric Energy, Creative Potential

"Patricia Wolf 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.'"

Read the full article on Novation's website here.

You can find previous posts featuring Patricia Wolf here.

New Arturia Keystep Pro Released

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Arturia

Arturia Performance | KeyStep Pro
KeyStep Pro Tutorials | Episode 1 - Overview
KeyStep Pro Tutorials | Episode 2 - Sequencer basics
KeyStep Pro Tutorials | Episode 3 - Sequencer advanced
KeyStep Pro Tutorials | Episode 4 - Arpeggiator
KeyStep Pro Tutorials | Episode 5 - Performing
KeyStep Pro Tutorials | Episode 6 - Connectivity & settings

Priced at $449/399€

Two new videos below. One by BoBeats and one by Loopop. You can find previous posts featuring the Keystep Pro here.

"Main Features
37 note slim keys, velocity and aftertouch sensitive
LED above each key for efficient visual feedback
Four track step sequencer
16 step buttons, up to 64 steps per sequence
Up to 16 notes of polyphony per step
Melodic sequencer
Real-Time recording, step recording, step editing
Pitch, velocity, gate length, time shift and probability for each note
Scale quantization with user scales
Polyphonic CV outputs
Drum sequencer
24 part drum sequencer
Performance-oriented sequencer
Forward and two random playing modes
Pattern randomization
Quantized or unquantized recording
7 arpeggiator modes, 5 octave range
Chord mode
Controller mode
Use the 5 encoders to send CCs
Automate the CCs
Crisp OLED display
4x (CV, Gate, Mod) outputs + 8 drum gate outputs
1 MIDI in, 2 MIDI out, USB, Clock synchronization
Metronome with included speaker and line output
Sustain pedal input"

Keystep Pro Hands-On Review: Arturias long awaited midi keyboard & sequencer is FINALLY here!

Published on Apr 14, 2020 BoBeats

"Today we are checking out the new KeyStep Pro From Arturia. It's a 4 track midi keyboard & sequencer. Sponsored by DistroKid. Get 7% off using my link: - a great way to get your music to Spotify/Apple Music and more stores...

Listen to my latest release Frankly:"


And one from loopop:

Arturia KEYSTEP PRO // Review & full tutorial // vs BeatStep Pro and SL mk3

Published on Apr 14, 2020 loopop

0:00 Overview
3:20 Connectivity
4:30 The setup
5:15 Arpeggiator
8:05 Time divisions
8:30 Step Sequencing
10:05 Track polymeter
10:20 Live record
11:45 Step edit
12:25 Seq modifiers
13:20 Drum sequencer
14:55 Mutes
15:35 Drum polymeter
17:20 Control track - tested with iPad
18:55 Scales
20:40 Chains
22:30 Scenes
23:00 Jam walkthru
25:15 Projects
25:40 Performance controls
26:45 Looper
29:50 Splits
30:10 Chords
30:55 Control center
31:20 CV routing
32:45 Utility menu
34:05 KSP vs SLmk3, BSP
36:35 Pros & cons

Psyco X Syncussion SY-1M

via this auction

"Analog drum machine, a clone of the original Syncussion produced by Pearl.

Brand new 2020 build from the 4th production run.

MIDI and CV inputs on both channels have been calibrated to allow chromatic tracking through multiple octaves.

Power supply and MIDI cable included."

You can find a demo of one here. See the PsyCo X label below for more.

Casio CZ-3000 Phase Distortion Synthesizer

via this auction

Some user made category labels under the preset buttons.

Final Fantasy I Battle Scene (GLASYS & Nick Semrad Synth Cover)

Published on Apr 14, 2020 GLASYS

"Really excited to share this collaboration with one of my favorite keyboard players in the world - Nick Semrad! This is the Battle Scene music from the first Final Fantasy game for NES. I've never played the game but Nick introduced me to this theme and I loved it. Hope you enjoy our cover!

Gear used: Sequential Prophet XL and Rev2, Arturia Microbrute, Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075, Chase Bliss Audio Thermae, Arcadia custom controller."

Tommib (Sequential Prophet 6 & Strymon Volante)

Published on Apr 14, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

"Cover of Squarepusher's 'Tommib' using the Sequential Prophet 6 with tape delay & spring reverb from the Strymon Volante and tape saturation from UAD Oxide."

Oakley ASV Detailed Demo

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Andrew Scheidler

"A detailed demo of the Oakley ASV (Analogue Synthesizer Voice) created by Tony Allgood."

Also see Andrew's Oakleyheim Four Voice video here.

1985 Roland JX-8P / PG-800 "Simple to operate..." Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

"Roland JX-8P synthesizer / PG-800 programmer 'Simple to operate' synthesizer colour brochure from January 1985"


Published on Apr 14, 2020 JOSEF KLANG

More 1979 MSV walkthrough

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Todd Barton

"Part 2 of my walkthrough of the Modal Synthesis Voice from 1979 Modular. Looking at Mallet-Timbre, Exciter Input, Resonator Input."
Todd Barton 1979 MSV posts

To continue supporting these videos:

YAMAHA VSS-200 Sampling Keyboard (1988) Stay The Fuck At Home - Corona Beat

Published on Apr 14, 2020 RetroSound

"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

all sounds: YAMAHA VSS-200 Sampling Keyboard (1988)
For the sounds I have sampled my old YAMAHA DX7 II FM Synthesizer
(check my VS-200 How to video on this channel)
recording: multi-track played by hand
fx: reverb, delay, noise and hum reduction and more

VSS-200 spec:
Polyphony: 4 voices;
Sampler: 8-bit, 1,9 seconds; built in microphone; 100 FM tones; ADSR; 9 DSP effects: loop, u-turn, reverse, FM, AM, fuzz, echo, level and pitch;
Keyboard: 49 mini-keys; Sequencer;
Memory: loses sample memory when turned off
We life in a strange time. In deeply respect. Stay at home.

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my music albums. Thank you!


Simmons SDX electronic drum synth / brain

via this auction

Interesting regarding weight below.

"doesn't get much rarer than this-

or much cooler to look at

Comes with internal drive, plus discs, as shown

Great condition and working.

This thing weighs a ton - it might have to go on a pallet (so delivery cost is high). It would fall out the bottom of even the strongest cardboard box. So collection recommended."

Roland System 100m Custom Case

via this auction

Note the listing is for the case only, not the modules.

SNs for top row:

150 071856
140 284072
121 061024
112 102198

Roland SH-101 Red

via this auction

"Serviced a couple of years ago and had a KENTON filter socket installed to control filter by controller from Kenton CV>MIDI converter."

Jen SX-1000 Synthesizer

via this auction

"The SX-1000 is a monophonic synthesizer with a 3-octave, 37-note, (C-C) keyboard and a black or white front panel (they came in two colors). Also called the "Synthetone", the SX-1000 features a single DCO (digitally controlled oscillator), with a four octave range (32', 16', 8', 4') and three available waveforms, sawtooth, square, and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). White and pink noise are also available, as well as portamento/glide. The filter is 12dB/octave. There are two ADSR envelope generators and one LFO."

Minimoog Voyager, Valhalla Delay and VintageVerb

Published on Apr 14, 2020 SYNTHWAY

"Just having some fun with these, nothing much.
Nothing excellent in terms of music, but decided to record it anyway."

Roland JD-XA Sound Demo (No Talking)

Published on Apr 14, 2020 Pure Ambient Drone

"Roland JD-XA sound demo, no talking. In this video I am taking the Roland JD-XA Synthesizer for a bit of a spin!"

Eurorack Jam Nº 7 (Keystep Pro, Rings, Clouds, Plonk, Erica Black Stereo Delay, Yamaha Montage)

Published on Apr 14, 2020 J A d e W I I ツ


Roland System-1 Editor and Sound Bank as VST and Standalone

Published on Apr 14, 2020 mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90
The Editor and Sound Bank for the Roland System-1 Synthesizer.
With the System-1 Editor you have direct access to all parameters and can save them as a Sound Data File and load them back into the System-1 at any time.
In the PlugIn VST Version you can record the controller movements and how to integrate the System-1 Synth into your DAW Project.
Editor Features:
- Complex sound changes
- Direct access to the sound parameters
- The new OSC 1+2 waveforms are directly selectable.
- X-Y modulation of Alles Liebe. Papa parameters
- The Editor settings can be stored in a Sound Bank and loaded again.
- A Sound Bank with 100 Sounds is included.
- With the "Random" Function (3 different mods are possible) new sounds can be generated quickly.

The editor is available for PC as VST / Standalone 32/64 bit and
for MAC as VST / AU / Standalone 64 bit." drumBs x3 demo

Published on Apr 14, 2020

"Demo for the soon to be available drumBs module.

Based on a tweaked E&MM syntom II percussion synth circuit, the drumBs PCB can be built as a standalone percussion box or as a Eurorack module.

Its driven by standard analogue trigger pulses and has controls for:
Bend (Oscillator frequency & noise filter cutoff)
Pitch (Oscillator)
Cutoff (noise filter)
Resonance (noise filter)
Mix (between oscillator and noise)
Pulse (the attack pulse on the front of the sound)
Roll (the speed of the drum roll function triggered by a gate signal on a eurorack build, or a switch on a standalone build)

On this video the red module is doing the hats, the black one provides the bass drum and 80's electronic drumkit tones, and the green one is producing the clap/snare noise sounds."

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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