MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

OB-6: "Parallel-12"

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Kris Lennox

"What a sound from the Obi. Patch took a while. ...This piece will take a little explaining:

The work is written in 24-TET (24 notes per octave), but I'm treating it as two stacked layers of 12-TET (12-TET is the foundation of Western harmony), each layer 1/4 tone apart. Hence 'Parallel-12'.

Parallel-12 harmony is something I've been developing alongside full 24-tone harmony. I'll upload a few pieces in this harmonic system in the near future. Some of the changes in Parallel-12 can be achingly beautiful.

The entire system of Parallel-12 is a completely unexplored landscape. But that's partly because I'm developing it :)

There's so much to explore in the world of harmony. Vast, unexplored continents, I'd say. Sometimes it's good to stay at home; at other times it is great to pack supplies and head off into the wilderness.

In Parallel-12, all chords sound 'musical' - but the changes between them can sound very, very unusual. In fact, the changes of this piece have never been heard before. :)

There are numerous Parallel-12 shifts throughout: the changes at the sudden filter shifts should be obvious (and some will be less so).

This was written in MIDI (well, written in the mind, then inputted in MIDI), which is a small nightmare in Parallel-12 (i.e the MIDI notes don't correspond to the actual pitches, so the process takes a very long time). MIDI sent to the synth, freeing up the hands to play with the filters etc (plus in order to physically play this, I'd need more than 88 keys. And even if I did play it, I'd have no hands left to adjust the filter etc! Catch-22).

Time signature is 36/16 (or you could think 4 groups of 9/16).

Very different. :)

All best

CS-60 Queue War Entine | Matt Chadra

Published on Apr 23, 2020 ClavAnother

"Making the Yamaha CS-60 do some of that Synthesizer stuff back when the world got disconnected."


Published on Apr 22, 2020 EZBOT

"In this video I will show you how to use ORCA livecoding software. We will cover everything from connecting your midi device to creating several different types of sequencers. Grab you favorite groovebox and lets make some music!

Find more on ORCA here:

Buy ORCA here:

From Hundredrabbits:
Orca is an esoteric programming language designed to quickly create procedural sequencers, in which every letter of the alphabet is an operation, where lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame.

This application is not a synthesizer, but a flexible livecoding environment capable of sending MIDI, OSC & UDP to your audio/visual interfaces, like Ableton, Renoise, VCV Rack or SuperCollider.

If you want more and feel inspired to support me, please visit my Patreon page:"

Learn ORCΛ Livecoding ~ IN DEPTH TUTORIAL (Pt.2)

video upload by EZBOT

"In this tutorial video we use ORCΛ to build a custom tracker from scratch. Trackers are making a comeback so don't miss out on being the coolest."

Perfect Circuit Chat w/ Mario aka StrangeStrains from Elektron Hosted By BboyTech and Trovarsi

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Mario AKA StrangeStrains from Elektron will be on Perfect Circuit Chat Thursday 4/23/20 6-7PM PST to play a short live set and chat about Elektron gear and music making with us. Join us live to ask questions in the YouTube live chat. Hosted by BBoyTech & Trovarsi.

Elektron gear available here:"

XaVCF Times Two Eurorack Filter Oberheim OB-Xa [Demo #2]

Published on Apr 23, 2020 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2020

No talking today. Only jamming on two of my gorgeous XaVCF filters today for demonstration purposes. Taking a tour through all the various modes and different settings. The black panel version on bass, the aluminum panel on arpeggio. Headphones recommended.

Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
Oscillators: GSE 101-VCO, Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box
LFOs: Batumi
Panning: EMW VC Pan
Sequencing - Arturia Beatstep Pro Pitch CV + gate
Delay: Eventide Timefactor
Reverb: Strymon Big Sky 'Hall' set just below 50% mix.
Mixer: Mackie 802-VLZ3"

G-Storm Electro on Reverb

Madrona Labs Soundplane Model A SN 0025 w/ Original Carrying Case

via this auction

AKAI EWI3020m Analog Synthesizer Sound Module SN 59415-00441

via this auction

Ensoniq SQ-80 Cross Wave Synthesizer

via this auction

"Perfectly working, 100% functional Ensoniq SQ-80. Floppy disk drive works flawlessy, as well as the sequencer and all other functions. Has also been updated with the v1.8 OS. Amazing 8 voice 9 channel multitimbral synthesizer.."

Shoom 1.2 MIDI/MPE test run with Xynthesizr and GeoShred Control

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Yuri Turov

"A short test session with Shoom synths 2 (pink) and 3 (orange) sequenced by Xynthesizr and synth 1 (blue) played live with GeoShred Control on a 3D touch iPhone over Bluetooth.
The update 1.2 is coming soon to the App Store."

Ask Sequential

via Sequential

"'Ask Sequential' is a weekly feature where the Sequential staff answers your questions on our YouTube Channel. Ever wonder what it’s like to design synths with Dave? Or the story behind the bottle of tequila? Use the form below to ask, and we’ll consider your submission for an answer."

I'll be posting them here on MATRIXSYNTH. :)

Superbooth 2020 - Home Edition - LaVoixDuLuthier - Performances and Talk

Published on Apr 23, 2020 La Voix Du Luthier

"Performances and talk for Superbooth 2020 Home Edition"

EMS SYNTHI four minutes in.

New Novation Wavetable Editor for Peak and Summit Synthesizer


1. Novation // Peak and Summit Wavetable Editor - Overview
2. Novation Wavetable Editor for Peak and Summit - Tim Shoebridge
3. Novation Peak Custom Wavetable Editor - Red Means Recording
4. New Novation Wavetable Editor for Peak and Summit Synthesizer. - Sound Provider

via Novation

"The Wavetable Editor for Peak and Summit unleashes the power of the wavetable oscillators, allowing you to design your own waveforms and expand your creative potential. The Editor, which is part of the Novation Components browser-based platform, features drawing tools and a Live Edit mode, so you can draw your own oscillator shapes and preview them in real time. The audio import feature lets you load in your own audio to be used as the oscillator waveform.

Built into the Wavetable Editor is a curated selection of space-themed audio from the NASA sound library. Get inspired and expand your sound design possibilities by generating waveforms from recordings of human space exploration and otherworldly environments. Also included is exclusive wavetable content from production giants Noisia, who have created a preset pack to stir your creativity."

from Stefano Bertoli - 川明かり - on Vimeo.

川明かり chapter XVI 美


All music created with an Organelle M
All videos created on a IphoneXS running lumafusion

New piece from supporting member, Stefano Bertoli.

All parts here

Call Me 📞💳😉💸

Published on Apr 23, 2020 shookmusic

"CALL ME 📞 im here for you 💳😉💸"

Sequential Prophet X, Roland Juno-60, Yamaha DX7.

Drone Live Act - Welson Syntex 1974 & Armon SuperPiano 1978 (direct ambient wrong sound as is...)

Published on Apr 23, 2020 VSMI

"Welson Syntex 1974 & Armon SuperPiano 1978 - Vintage Synthesizers Made in Italy. Live recording as is with free birds! ;)"

ELECTRONICAZZ Vol.1 - Herbie's Hands (official video)

Published on Apr 23, 2020 KurtzMindfields

New project for may 2020, back to electro-jazz flavors!
Recorded at Studio Nuage7 - Domaine de Sourzy -
Live Session réalisation: Jean-Luc Briançon (2019)
Keyboards: NRSynth Retro One, ARP Pro-Soloist, OBmx, Moog Sub37, S.Electronics SE1(Synthbass), Roland A90 (Brass & pads), Rhodes MKI, Walforf Zarembourg (Clavinets), Hansy Mister M (Strings).
Extract from coming album Electronicazz vol.1
Music Jean-luc Briançon (Kurtz Mindfields)

1991 Roland A-110, 220 and 880 "MIDI peripheral equipments" Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest of the scans and a write-up.

"Roland 'MIDI peripheral equipments' six page colour brochure featuring the MIDI separator A-220, MIDI patcher/mixer A-880 and MIDI display A-110 from 1991."

Sequential Prophet-600 Analog Synthesizer (1982) sound demo sequence & soft pad (no fx)

Published on Apr 23, 2020 RetroSound

(c)2007-20 by RetroSound

supported by UVI:

Sequential Circuts Prophet-600 Analog Synthesizer from the year 1982

P-600 spec:
Polyphony: 6 Voices;
Oscillators: 2 VCO A saw,pulse, tri; VCO B saw, pulse, tri, PW;
Filter: analog 4-pole lowpass (Curtis) with its own envelope generators; Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer: 2-track, real-time only; Arpeggiator: up, down, up/down;

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!


E-pro Mini-synth

via this auction

"Monophonic synthesizer made in Holland around 1983.
Only 25 made!

Sold serviced, with warranty & invoice."

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8

via this auction

Yamaha CS50

via this auction

Alesis A6 Andromeda

via this auction

"Everything works great, it sounds awesome! Tuning works perfectly across 16 OSC's. The only thing physically wrong is the missing plastic piece - (see pictures)"

Roland MVS-1 Vintage Synth Rack SN ZI13782

via this auction

"Classic 90’s rack mounted synth. Lots of presence and punch, that kills any software version.

system manages 28 digital voice, a patch is composed by 1, 2, 3 or 4 PCM samples layers.


16 MB internal ROM contains 255 samples at 16-bits resolution. Some famous e.g like Jupiter 8 Saw, P5 square, OBX brass, Tron choir, TR-909, Vp-330 Choirs, Ob, Jp6 square and more.


MVS-1 is more like a preset machines: all sounds are ready to go and it is impossible to edit quite anything from panel. Most parameters can be changes only using an external Midi SYSEX generator.


up to 7 parts + 1 drum."

SON-OF-A_MOTHERFUZZER Noise Contact Synthesizer

Published on Apr 15, 2020 ambitstudio

"A demo of some of the sound possibilities."

via this auction

"Experimental noisey sound circuit installed in an antique portable box. Face is screenprinted wood that is sealed. Powered by a 9 Volt battery."

Black Corporation Kijimi SN 1676

via this auction

CASIO CZ-101 w/ Original Box & Manuals

via this auction

"This is one. Dry rare opportunity. You will not find one like this again. This is as original as it gets. The original everything as it came from the store the first day. The keyboard is in absolutely perfect condition with a small discoloration on the right side."

SB20 Tubbutec µTune and expanders - Polyphonic multitool (Superbooth 2020 special)

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Tubbutec

"With the now available expanders, µTune has become a polyphonic multitool for midi2cv, quantizing, cv2midi, clock processing, microtonal work and much more.

In this Superbooth Gesprächskonzert we show some of its features by creating a simple patch and then performing with it."

#SUPERBOOTH20 Special Reserve Livestream 2

Published on Apr 23, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which Single Malt Synthesis and our friend DivKid welcome boutique manufactures from the world of synthesis to show their wares live on stream. It's like Superbooth, but no one has to wear hard pants. Join in the stream and ask your questions, we will try to answer as many as possible.

16:00 Herbs & Stones
16:30 Eowave
17:00 Worng Electronics
17:30 Shakmat Modular
18:00 Erica Synths
18:30 Sleepy Circuits
19:00 TakTakTak
19:30 Instrument of Things
20:00 T.I.N.R.S.
20:30 Klavis
21:00 Single Malt Synthesis Hangout with special guests"

Lisa Bella Donna | The Mothership

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Moog Music Inc

"Welcome aboard The Mothership: Lisa Bella Donna's interconnected fleet of seven powerful Mother-32s, two percussive DFAMs, and one paraphonic Matriarch.

This video is a glimpse into the myriad of sonic possibilities the Moog mother ecosystem can offer to musicians of all skill levels. Watch and listen as Lisa Bella Donna unleashes the vast potential of these instruments, demonstrating just how thunderous their sound can be when connected together.

'The sequencer system in this setup is something very special and unveils so much more than meets the eye when you dig in. Then there’s the SOUND. These synths can move serious air and give you the flexibility of 10 octave oscillators, richly classic Moog filtering, and VCAs that can offer both musical dynamics and grit when you wish for it.' - Lisa Bella Donna"

SchneidersLaden Showroom Sound for Superbooth20 Home Edition

Published on Apr 23, 2020 SchneidersLaden

"We created a sample pack with all those noises and sounds that we all know from our visits to Schneidersladen, the video gives you a few impressions of the making of and a first preview what to make with it.

SchneidersLaden and especially the Showroom in Berlin Kreuzberg have a special atmosphere - as we can‘t experience this during these times we decided to bring some of this to your home for the Superbooth20 Home Edition.

Download the sample pack at and create something with it. Give your tracks some of that SchneidersLaden flavor with these raw sounds from the showroom.

Here is a direct link:"

TiNRS FenixIV Prototype 1 and 2

Published on Apr 23, 2020 This Is Not Rocket Science

"What have we been doing since showing you our FenixIV at Superbooth 2019?

In this video Stijn takes you through some of the things that have been improved, updated and changed between prototype 1 (SB19) and prototype 2 (SB20).

Prototype 3 is in the making - the design of the boards 99% done and we are waiting for a new case and frontplate.

Want a FenixIV? Send an e-mail to to get on our waiting list."


TiNRS Booth Experience - Short Fenix IV Demo

Published on Apr 23, 2020 This Is Not Rocket Science

"With love from our kitchen table - the SuperBooth experience :-D
Quick demo of our FenixIV making some interesting sounds"

Free Ableton Live Instruments - Yamaha CP10 Electronic Piano

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Expanding Sound

"Get the pack here

The Yamaha CP10 is a vintage electric piano with a fairly basic soundset. There are only a few different variations to the tone with slight modulation. But one came my way a few years back, so I figured why not sample it? Thanks to Ableton's Sampler capabilities I was able to take some very plain samples and create some pretty tones. This is a pack that actually makes the keyboard sound better than it did originally, in my opinion. Add a little delay and some reverb and these can come to life a little bit. Hope you find them useful! Check out our other packs as well!"

New FREE Microfreak Patch Pack: "Nostalgia and Reminiscence"

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Oscillator Sink

"Get the patches here:

Today I'm excited to share with you my brand new patch pack for the MicroFreak which is being released for free by the good folks at Arturia.

The pack is called "Nostalgia and Reminiscence" and my idea with this pack was not to try to recreate any classic sounds per se, rather to create patches of how they sound in my head, through rose-tinted glasses and years of sitting on old tapes, cassettes, and VHSs.

The patches in the pack tend towards the fuzzy, wobbly and lo-fi without trying to sound obviously retro. I've also put a big emphasis on taking advantage of the MicroFreak's special playing surface, with almost all of the patches reacting to your playing pressure - so don't be afraid to lean in on these sounds to feel how they shift under your fingertips."

Strymon Volante with synth - Chapter 3: Vermona PERfourMER mkii - A 4 notes weekend

Published on Apr 23, 2020 While We Were Sleeping

0:00 - Intro: Does it sound better with or without the Volante?
0:55 - Jam 1: Loving this patch
8:11- Jam 2: can't stop playing this patch
15:16 Jam 3: Going abstract

This is the 3rd chapter of my Strymon Volante with mostly synth series and like the Microfreak before it, this one will be covered in two consecutive videos.

In this two part I have pared the Volante with my Vermona PERfourMER mkii. The PERfourMER is a four part/oscillators analog synth that is flexible and creative and I have deep love for it.

I have kept the Microfreak for this video as a MIDI controller as I really enjoy playing on it. the Microfreak is controlling the PERfourMER Oscillator 4.

I am also using noodlebox prototype by six4pix for CV control of Oscillators 1 to 3. The noodlebox is currently on indiegogo and will have about a day left until the end of the campaign when this video comes out. In my opinion the noodlebox is an inspiring sequencer and looks super cool. if you want to know more search for "Noodlebox - A Serendipity Sequencer" on or go to

The backroud to this video is:
I was planning on coming up with a complex patch on the noodlebox but made the mistake of turning the Volante on after entering only 4 notes and I thought it sounded so good that I couldn't stop jamming over it all weekend long.
So the first of this two parter will be a selection of 2 long jams and a short one at the end. For the second part I have a large number of shorter patches/jams to go through that are more diverse.
I also have chapter 5 recorded and it is a special one and uses the loophole introduced by the "mostly synth" part of the series name.

Would love to get some feedback and would love to know what you like in this and other strymon Volante videos and if you use the Volante with mostly synth let me know how you are getting on with the pedal.

Some tech stuff:
Audio and video recorded live into iPhone 11 using Zoom U-24 audio interface

Audio from strymon into Mackie 1202-VLZ3 mixer and then into the U-24. any other pedals will be shown in the patch description.

No other processing except level normalisation

Video effects using iPhone.
Edited in iMovie

All video, photography & music by While We Were Sleeping"

Native Instruments releases three MASSIVE X Expansions

"The first ever MASSIVE X Expansions coincide with a limited time offer on Native's flagship synth

Berlin, April 23rd, 2020 – Native Instruments today releases its first three MASSIVE X Expansions; RUSH, PULSE, and SCENE.

Each Expansion contains 150 presets for the synth tailored toward a certain sound, created by expert sound designers who were involved in the development of MASSIVE X and the creation of its factory library.

Made for producers, composers, and musicians, MASSIVE X Expansions provide fundamental, professional sound design for those who need a certain sound, and can be endlessly tweaked, patched, and rewired for those who want to take things further.

RUSH sees dancefloor-focused, melodic leads and pads come to the fore – ranging from complex and shifting patches to cutting, front-and-center sounds.

PULSE is oriented toward bass patches – from the contemporary, edgy sounds indigenous to its digital architecture, to forward-thinking takes on low-end classics.

SCENE is geared towards soundscapes, textures, and atmospheres, and exploits MASSIVE X’s versatility.

Native is celebrating the launch by offering all three Expansions for the price of two. Anybody who has so far slept on MASSIVE X can upgrade or buy it with a $50 discount, and will additionally get RUSH, PULSE, and SCENE for free. The special offer is available until May 10th, 2020."

Introducing System Coupe - ALM Busy Circuits

Published on Apr 23, 2020 ALM TV

"ALM/Busycircuits is pleased to announce the ALM System Coupe - our first complete modular synthesis system. A unique modern approach to audio production featuring pattern creation and sequencing, modulation, sampling, numerous sound sources and DAW integration combining analog and digital technologies in a unique fully patchable fun, flexible & creative environment.

Use the Coupe as a creative tool to create new original musical ideas and phrases, an enjoyable pursuit to take on travels, a flexible instrument for live sets or imaginative first, or ongoing, steps into modern modular synthesis. The System Coupe works great on its own or in partnership with your existing set up.

The Coupe consists of a powered case populated with a curated set of ALM modules - some new, some proven classics. All the modules are special editions, with grey panels, white screens, magenta and blue knobs and a custom compact 84hp case.

Unique new modules include a basic Mult, ‘Milton’ - a line level input, a buffered mult, a mixer and attenuator, and the ‘MCF’ a multimode analog filter.

Shipping NOW. Expected RRP £1799 . Available from ALM stockists worldwide."

Erica Synths Fusion System II

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Erica Synths

See this previous post for some additional demos.

Erica Synths Fusion VCA2 Waveshaper, Ring Modulator and VCA

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Molten Music Technology

"Here's a demo of the Fusion VCA2 where I spend a bit of time plugging in waveforms and turning knobs. Far more sound demos than talking and explanation this time."

Erica Synths is one of the few manufacturers that use vacuum tubes in eurorack modules, and those, who are familiar with tube-based modules, know that tubes can push the sound to extremes or turn it deep, saturated and complete.

We have come up with three new Fusion series modules

Fusion VCF3
Fusion Modulator
Fusion VCA/Waveshaper/Ringmodulator

to create the Erica Synths Fusion System II – a modular synthesiser for sounds of unprecedented pressure, unconventional modulations and creativity-inspiring patching. A 104HP system has 63 patchpoints for extensive experiments in sound design, all analogue signal and CV path; it’s a system for those, who take a sound design seriously.

Supercritical Synthesizers - A Filter You Say?

Published on Apr 23, 2020 Supercritical Synthesizers

"(( in stereo - where available ))"

Antonus Step Brother sequencer + Roland System 101

Published on Apr 23, 2020 wutierson

"What a great company for a vintage Roland System 101. All sounds coming in real time from the Roland System 101, no overdub was done. Step Brother brings the sequence, modulations and events to make the multi-timbral sensation, of Bassdrum, Snare-noises, and Bassline, ratcheting and with all accents. Only bit of external spring reverb added. Breaking the one oscillator Mono-synth, Mono-timbral label."

See the Antonus label below for more.

"Earth Day" with Roland SH-101, TR-606, and Strymon Big Sky!

Published on Apr 22, 2020 Machiwoomiapoo

"'Earth Day' with Roland SH-101, TR-606, and Strymon Big Sky!

I'm trapped at home, so I decided to look at all these photos of the various places I've been and dream about seeing more soon. I received the Strymon Big Sky pedal yesterday and @Michael Smith suggested I use it with the Roland SH-101. So, I programmed up a basic sequence and used a simple beat with the TR-606. Please let me know what you think. Take care, Sam."

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