MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Let down lullaby - Ensoniq Mirage

Published on Apr 21, 2020 MIDERA

Ensoniq Mirage
Eventide Space

Modular Synthesis with Richard Nicol and Bob Rogue of Black Corporation

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard talks to Bob Rogue of Black Corporation about the allure of synthesizers, the history of Black Corporation, and polyphonic analog synthesis while mostly failing at producing a live YouTube stream. Feel free to ask questions in the live chat or just hang out."

Modular Synthesis with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers posts here

Meet And maX Virtual Meetup - Modular Synthesizer Graphical Programming Discussion Livestream

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Join our first ever virtual Meet And maX—a community gathering dedicated to Cycling 74 Max, a powerful graphic programming environment that works with a variety of media, from sound to video, to 3D graphics, to physical computing, and more.

Max lets you connect anything to anything, and we put together Meet and maX to connect all of you. In our inaugural livestream we will host a pretty diverse group of Max folks, including Darwin Grosse and Dan Derks from Cycling 74, independent developer and artist Dillon Bastan, MIDI whiz and current meetup host Aaron Levitz, as well as Perfect Circuit maxers Ryan Gaston, and Eldar Tagi.

We will be talking about building plugins in max for live, using Max for interactive livestreams, hardware integration, and a bunch of other things. Tune in to the stream and bring questions."

Korg ARP 2600FS // A Simple Sequence (with the Make Noise Mimeophon)

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Genshi Media Group


A simple sequence with the Korg ARP 2600FS. Delay from the Make Noise Mimeophon. Sorry the image quality is so terrible, I don't know what happened...

#KorgARP2600FS #ARP2600 #Mimeophon"

Building Analog 909 Drums in eurorack! (Hexinverter NeinohNein)

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Extralife

"(Skip to 10:54 to hear the sound demo!) I've been toying around with drum machines and samplers for a while now, but I haven't found anything that I really like as far as sounds and sequencing and interface, so I decided to build my own. I'm starting with the Hexinverter NeinohNein kick, clap and snare, which are my favorite drum machine sounds of all time. They sound nice and punchy and crisp, especially mixed properly. Next I plan to make a proper trigger sequencer and then add a sampler module to round out the kit."

'Blacklight' Still Life Remix - Ngarjuna

Published on Apr 21, 2020 ngarjuna

"Here's another remix from Ngarjuna's 2016 debut 'Tetralemma'"

Custom Painted - Korg microKORG

via this auction

"One of a kind professional artist painted MicroKorg. Without a doubt the most beautiful MK in the world."

Smiley sticker colored knob caps.

VINTAGE Roland GS-500 with GR-500 Guitar Synth Setup

via this auction

Access Virus Ti2 Tabletop Synth with Rack Mount Bracket

via this auction

"Virus Ti2 synth contains over 3,000 custom crafts sound patches for every occasion. Standard synth sounds to absolutely bizarre patches that defy description. All sounds are a base for as much modification as you like, unbelievable tool from production and stage. Comes with rack mount bracket and power supply"

Sequential Pro 3 (Presets Part 2)

Published on Apr 21, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

"All preset sounds & sequencers from bank F6"

3rdStoreyChemist Sequential Pro 3 posts

Novation // Peak Patches: Constant Shapes - The Fantasy Organ

Uploaded on Mar 25, 2020 NovationTV

via Novation Components

"Constant Shapes creates shapes in sound. Raised in the pacific northwest and currently living in Los Angeles CA, the artist has deep ties to the natural beauty of the USA's west coast. Uplifting synthesizer sequences mix with field recordings of stream environments to create an equilibrium of organic and synthetic. The listener travels in slow motion through local wildlife habitat, rolling hills, and shaded meadows."

Arturia Announces 50% off Software Titles Until May 7th

via Arturia

"After announcing free iPad software and free trial offers, Arturia are launching a large-scale sale of 50% off on selected software titles. The perfect opportunity for music producers to expand their possibilities with virtual instruments, music-making softwares, and sound libraries.

The offer is available for selected software titles, begins on 21st April, is effective immediately and until 7th May.



Seiko DS-250 Digital Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Very rare digital synthesizer from Japan.
Some capacitors are replaced.

We have power supply for 230V, if your voltage 120V, we need one week for make power supply for you!

Very good condition, but it has some scratches."

Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth 2 0 (FREE PATCH DEMO!)

Published on Apr 21, 2020 VCO USA

"Headphones or quality speakers recommended. Sound demos of the patches in our free bank! Download them here:

0:00 - Mod Wave (KK)
0:54 - House Stab (KK)
1:48 - Growler (KK)
2:42 - Speak 2 Me (KK)
3:28 - Phil & Paul (KK)
4:24 - Cycles (KK)
5:23 - FM Lead
6:21 - Synth Drums (KK)"

What makes Superbooth a great Synth Event? BoBeats Shares His Experience! #SUPERBOOTH20

Published on Apr 21, 2020 BoBeats

"What makes Superbooth such a special synthesizer event? In this video I share my favorite moments and experiences from the event."

See the SUPERBOOTH20 label for more, and of course,

BoBeats is a supporting member of MATRIXSYNTH. You can support him at

We'll Be the First Ones

Published on Apr 14, 2020 We Believe - Topic

New synth laden track from an anonymous supporting member of the site. :)

"This 80s underground synth track was worth being revisited. We Believe that the message is sadly more important than ever. Enjoy what Abbey Road did to our vast amount of old circuits trying to stay in tune.

We Believe are:

Prophet 5, Prophet 12, Prophet X, Pro One, Mini Moog, Moog One, Roland Jupiter 8, Jupiter 6, MKS-80, MKS-70, V-Synth, TR-909, TR-808, TR-707, System 500, System-8, SE-02, OB-8, SEM, Korg MS-20.

Plus a few humans to replace the synth memory batteries from time to time."


SWARM DEMØ Published on Apr 21, 2020 Møffenzeef Mødular

"SWARM is a rather ødd sølutiøn tø a prøblem that døesn’t exist. The mødule øutputs føur gate patterns that have nøthing tø dø with øne anøther. There’s nø cløck input før the mødule and it can’t be synchrønized tø any external tempø. The øbjective was tø create my øwn type øf pattern generatiøn mødule that alløws the user tø influence the øverall speed øf a series øf randømized gate pattern withøut being able tø actually alter them directly. When yøu flip the “løøp” switch før each assøciated jack, the pattern freezes in a similar manner tø a tape løøp; the start and end times øf the løøp are arbitrary yet each time the pattern løøps arøund it’s reminiscent øf sømething that’s sømewhat musical due tø the repeating structure. The øutputs are structured in such a way sø that the first øutput is the fastest randømized pattern and the subsequent øuputs are incrementally sløwer. Why wøuld yøu want sømething like this? I døn’t really knøw, but I made it før yøu. Thrøw me a frickin’ bøne m8."

DreddSteppa Demo Part 9 - Novation Circuit Pack by LDM Designs

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Isotonik Studios

"This is the penultimate demo of the sessions included within the DreddSteppa Novation Circuit Pack by LDM Design.

With 64 Patches, 64 Samples & 24 Sessions this pack will get you started immediately in the darker flow of the Circuit with inspiration from bass legends such as Chameleon, Dillinja, Krust, John B, Genotype, Mala, Pinch, Joker, Benga, Skream, Digital Mystikz, Shackleton and Appleblim.


Vintage Mystery Synth

Anyone know what this is? It was recently spotted by Florian Anwander who had the following to say:

"This device was used while a live stream from a Hamburg Club streaming event. We had the impression, that it made 808 like drumsounds, but we are not sure. I tried to turn and unskew the picture to make the writing readable, but
the success is mediocre. It might read Mma 090. It looks like the grey rectangle is a speaker (there is a second under the moog FX). Can anyone identify what it is?"

The style reminds me of Boehm or Bohm, but I couldn't find it in the archives. If you know what it is let us know!

Update via Florian in the comments:

"Richard von der Schulenburg, who used it while this event, kindly answered my request. It is a 'PENTA Stereo keyboar' by the brand GERLAND. I found as a single hit on google this picture.

I've never heard about it, neither the brand nor the instrument. If I search for the brand name, then I find typical home organs."

GARLAND is an organ brand. Note the button style is the same as the PENTA.

Pollard Syndrum Quad - Analog Drum Synthesizer - Pro-Service w/Restoration

via this auction

"This one is in good cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and has had some restoration. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! It will come with the cable and two original Syndrum drum pads."

covacid2020 - Live Acid Techno - Lockdown set up - BS2, FR777, ES2, Virus C, Engine, KP3

Published on Apr 21, 2020 zafrosoundz


I brought some equipment home from the studio for the lockdown period. I made this acid track whilst reminiscing of the raving days. The 90's were a great time and moulded my style!

I'll be completely pulling this set up apart to make way for a new addition, the Roland MC707 so watch out for more new content. coming soon.

Thanks and enjoy.

Gear list and set up.

Social entropy engine - Main clock, sequencing Bass Station 2 and Access virus C
Korg Electribe 2 - Running drums, perc and some bass.
Future Retro 777 - The acid machine, output(mono) to input L of the Virus to use its effects and filter.
Bass Station 2 - Playing Arps/rave sound, output(mono) going to input R of the Virus to use effects, filter and LFO's.
Access Virus C - Playing lush pad intro, mainly used for onboard effects for this performance.
Korg Kaos Pad 3 - Using the onboard node 8 effect and looping vocals.

No post production, this was recorded live using a Zoom Q8 camera input straight from the Behringer UB802.

Acid Dub Improvisation with DFAM + TB03 + TR08 + Octatrack and modular effects

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Honeysmack

"Improvised, live and unrehearsed Acid Dub performance.

Gear in use:
Roland TB-03
Roland TR-08
Elektron Octatrack
Elektron Analog Heat
Eurorack gear:
Mutable Instruments Clouds
Intellijel Rainmaker"

Eventide CrushStation on iOS is a Filthy Beast!

Published on Apr 20, 2020 Electronisounds Audio

I chek out the new "CrushStation" Overdrive / Distortion plugin from Eventide.
It's useful for all sorts of sonic sound shaping, or completely crushing your audio into complete oblivion! It's very capable and very powerful. Thanks for watching!

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

Using Arturia's Keystep Pro with VCV Rack

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

00:00 - Overview
01:35 - Syncing VCV Rack with the KEystep Pro
09:52 - Creating a basic sequence
22:08 - Polyphonic sequences and chaining
28:41 - Arpeggiators
36:25 - The drum sequencer
45:01 - The control section
50:21 - As a "simple" controller
54:56 - As a Midi to CV converter"

Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 w/ Roland IR3109 Jupiter Filter Chip

via this auction

"This is a fresh built Shruthi-1, Roland IR3109: The Jupiter synthesizer. Plenty of classic Roland squelch oozes from this LPF.

Custom Features.
-Power Switch built into the DC Jack.
-Two trimmers with back panel access to set the Input/Output levels required by your setups.
-Custom enclosure with a laser engraved legend and color infill.

Build Spec.
-Green Custom Acrylic Enclosure.
-White LCD Display.
-White LEDs.
-I/O Trimpots w/ Back Panel Access.
-Compact/Efficient Switching Power Adapter Included.
-Flashed w/ the Latest Firmware."

Sequential / Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 6-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

One cool pic via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 SN 6145

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3
Serial 6145
Beautiful condition and just back from Rosen Sound having been pimped out with full recap, refurbished PSU, Tauntek OS, key bushings and fresh Midi etc, plays like a dream and with the Tauntek adds some cool new features, also included is the original manual."

Teisco 60f Mono Synth

via this auction

"Teisco 60f Mono Synth rare Old Svhool Analogue circa 1982."

Vintage 1970's DUBREQ STYLOPHONE 350S Analog Synthesizer w/ Case & Manual

via this auction

Yamaha TX816 FM Synthesizer - 8 DX7's in a Rack

via this auction

"This is a classic of FM synthesis. This edition of the DX7 has the pretty, cleaner sound of the MKII as opposed to the grittier sound of the original MKI."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

Melodic Techno - Recording MOOG Sub 37 & KORG DW8000 - Synthesizer Live

Published on Apr 21, 2020The Sixteenth Bar

"Melodic Techno - Recording MOOG Sub 37 & KORG DW8000 - Synthesizer Live"

Bleepy Machine Groove

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Urs Heckmann

Urs Heckmann of U-he software on heurorack.

"4 Oscillators FMing each other through CVilization acting as 4 x 4 sequential switch.

This is an experimental patch that I wanted to try for a while: 4 Oscillators are plugged into CVilization, which then is plugged back into the FM inputs of the oscillators. CVz' Sequential Switch mode then distributes a different oscillator to FM any other with each clock step, resulting in complex FM patterns.

After some tweaking, at some point I found this bass groove which kind of seemed noteworthy. As I hadn't set this up in a proper studio, I simply used my phone to record the video while tweaking. I reckon the lofi video experience matches the randomness of the music quite nicely.

Patch Notes:

CVilization in 4 x 4 Sequential Switch mode
MI Grids for rhythm and clock
4 x Mini Mod Osc by AJH, feeding through CVz into themselves, and into 2 VCFs/VCAs for 2 dual voices with 2 VCOs each
Filters by AJH (Mini Mod) and Make Noise (QPas, used in stereo)
VCA by Intellijel (uVCA) and Make Noise (X-Pan)
Intellijel Quadrax for envelopes, triggered by Grids
Additional sequencing and by Xaoc (Moskwa, Tirana)
Erica PicoDrums for base drum
Xaoc Praga for Mixing
Erica PicoDSP for reverb
Alright Devices Chronoblob 2 for delay"

How To Edit Korg NTS-1 'WAVES' Oscillator - Korg NTS1 Tutorial

Published on Apr 21, 2020 ChrisLody

"Just a quick tutorial video on how to edit the Korg NTS-1 'WAVES' oscillator. The WAVES oscillator is a custom oscillator for the NTS-1 that comes pre-installed. It's got a lot more depth than the other oscillator settings but unfortunately the details aren't really covered properly in the manual or anywhere on the net that I can find. So here is my exploration of it. It can be an extremely gritty sounding oscillator, or layered set of waveforms when pushed."

ChrisLody NTS-1 posts

Playing with the K1m

Published on Apr 21, 2020 Audio Wanderer

"Roland D50 of the poors. Cheap Synth but not cheap sounds. Released in 1988, the K1 from Kawai is still capable to deliver gorgeous vintage sounds for anyone interested on the retro vibe of late 80s synths."

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

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