MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Improv #16 for Fender Rhodes, VCS3, Arp 2600, Mellotron and Percussion.

Published on Apr 29, 2020 R. Reger

"One-take improvised soundscape."

R. Reger Improvs

Classic FX App Preview

Published on Apr 29, 2020 Igor Vasiliev

"Classic FX application will add brightness and expand the sound space of any instrument from recorded musical instruments to software and even modular synthesizers."

This one with a Roland Juno-60.

Classic FX App Previews

Dawless Drum and Bass - Walkthrough / Tutorial

Published on Apr 29, 2020 Electronisounds Audio

Tutorial for the set posted here.

"Check out my sound banks for hardware grooveboxes:


"Dawless Drum and Bass - Walkthrough / Tutorial"

i'm explaining how I made my most recent live jam video: Dawless DnB.
I explain the routing and breakdown how the machines are working together.

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

Roland Jupiter X - Jupiter 8 Sounds Demo

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Chris Smelko

"A short demo showcasing just a few of the abilities of the Roland Jupiter X synthesizer. In this video I focus on the Jupiter 8 model sounds , stacking them in different ways and playing around with the filter and envelopes. Other than a few quirks, Roland definitely hit a home run with this."

New Behringer Solina In the Works

Quick note on Behringer: you might have noticed a lack of Behringer posts on the site. If you are wondering why, read this.

That said, only new product announcements will get a one time post for the time being as this is a synth news site. These posts will also serve as a reminder to do some research and make an educated call for yourself on whether or not you want to support them. And for the record, I will not judge or shame anyone using their products. That is a personal call.

That out of the way, here's some info on the upcoming Solina String-Ensemble from Behringer:

"We’re very excited to now share with you the first prototype of our Solina String Ensemble. As you can see we’re using rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printers to speed up the process.

This is actually not a trivial product - just look at the vast amount of analog components.

The Solina is now on the way to Germany to our innovation team who will implement the firmware and hopefully soon we will be able to let you hear the first beautiful string sounds."

200426 Dave Smith Sequential OB-6 Desktop

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Calvin Cardioid

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200427 Vermona 14 + Jomox Alpha Base

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Calvin Cardioid

[🎧 ON] #stayhome #stayathome #quarantine #quarantinelife #vermona #vermona14 #14analogsynthesizer #synth #synthesizer #analog #analogsynth #analogsynthesizer #jomox #alphabase #jomoxalphabase #drummachine

200425 Elektron Digitone Keys

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Calvin Cardioid

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200422 Jomox Alpha Base + Digitone Keys

Published on Apr 27, 2020 Calvin Cardioid

[🎧 ON] #stayhome #stayathome #quarantine #quarantinelife #jomox #alphabase #jomoxalphabase #elektron #digitone #elektrondigitone #digitonekeys #elektrondigitonekeys #synth #synthesizer #FMsynth #FM #digitalsynth #drummachine #sampler

160511 Moog Model 15 iOS app

Published on May 17, 2016 Calvin Cardioid

Sneak Peak, 128 customs sounds for Peak by coyotesynth

Published on Apr 29, 2020 coyotesynth

Sound meditation - noise orchestra feat. Plumbutter, Boardweevil, Rin, Baoding ball, Chajchas, etc

Published on Apr 29, 2020 hajimmie

"Another meditative noise orchestra jam with various instruments."

ARPchivesLIVE!!! Episode I: Alex Ball

Published on Apr 29, 2020 Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Dina Pearlman (d'ARP) Executive Director of The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation visits (remotely) the studio of Alex Ball, documentarian and videoographer who created ELECTROMOTIVE: The Story of ARP Synthesizers." [posted here]

MIDIbox SEQ V4+ Midi sequencer w/OLED displays and 909 style buttons

via this auction

"This MIDIbox SEQ v4+ is an amazing, 16-track step and morph midi sequencer with arpeggiator that can connect to gear via standard 5pin midi-din cables or a USB cable. It is powered by USB, I will include the cable. Also will include the pre-formatted SD card that stores all the projects and sessions.

The SEQ v4+ is only available as a kit (this one is from, but this one is fully assembled (by me) and works 100%. The buttons are special ordered '909 style' buttons. The displays are extremely high quality OLED displays.

This is similar to a cirklon in that it can serve as the center of your studio and has lots of midi ports. The advantage of multiple midi ports is lower latency. It has 4 assignable midi outs, and 4 sets of assignable midi in/outs. Also multiple USB assignable midi ports. As well as 'internal midi' that can be assigned to other tracks. It's very flexible and incredibly powerful.

(Note: In4/Out4 is wired to accept a future piece of kit that will be created by so regular midi in/out may or may not work for your situation. There are still tons of inputs/outputs to choose from.)

The display in the top left shows visuals based on what mode its currently in. There are multiple shift/button combos but also dedicated buttons for common actions. The OLED screens are readable at extreme angles and has a screensaver that is automatically activated to prolong their life.

The only way to acquire one of these sequencers is to purchase the pcb and case kit, purchase all the components, and then carefully solder, test and install the software. This unit has already been built, it's ready to use and has an all-metal, powder-coated case with screenprinted graphics."

MAM ADX1 Drum Synth Analogue Drum Machine SN AD10801008

via this auction

Korg Polysix Keyboard Synthesizer SN 386962

via this auction

Yamaha KX5 Remote Keyboard with Kramer Hard Case SN 01007

via this auction

"Comes with a Yamaha breath adapter, two straps, a cable and a small MIDI box for unknown purpose. You get it as we got it.

The Yamaha KX-5 is a MIDI controller (you connect this to a MIDI keyboard or sound module that you already own). These modules have NO actual sounds on board and are used for enhanced visual effect so a keyboard player can move all over the stage while playing with a band. [1] It was created by Yamaha in 1986.[2] It also featured a ribbon controller which could be used for pitch bend. It is powered by 6 AA batteries which has a run time for up to 7 hours.[3]

Yamaha KX-5
Technical specifications
Synthesis type
MIDI Controller
37 Keys"

Zelda's Lullaby from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on Piano, ContinuuMini and Xylophone

Published on Apr 27, 2020 MiniMan

"Love this piece of 90s nostalgia. Such a peaceful and beautiful song. Recorded April, 2020 in quarantine at my home studio in Philadelphia.

Harp - Treated Piano
Ocarina, Strings and Glass Harp - Haken ContinuuMini (
Xylophone - Xylophone"

Zelda II - Palace Theme Cover on Synths (The Adventure of Link)

Published on Apr 29, 2020 GLASYS

"I recently played the NES Legend of Zelda games for the first time (they were the only ones in the series that I hadn't beaten) and I really loved the Palace/Temple theme in Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. There's something really dark and mysterious about it that made me want to keep playing (and inevitably dying over and over).
Here's my live arrangement of the tune, and like in most of my arrangements, all sounds are performed simultaneously.

Gear used: Sequential Prophet XL and Pro 3, Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075, Arcadia controller (custom built for me by Matt Moldover), Native Instruments Battery 4."

Primary Optics: How Robert Henke used five 1980s computers to create his CBM 8032 AV show

Published on Apr 29, 2020 FACTmagazine

"Primary Optics is a series that dives into the ideas and technology behind some of the world’s most innovative audiovisual shows and artists.

In this episode, filmed at Berlin’s Radialsystem during CTM Festival 2020, FACT goes behind the scenes of CBM 8032 AV, the latest show from the mind of musician and visual artist Robert Henke, aka Monolake. The show revolves around a simple but technically challenging idea: what if you could create an audiovisual show using computers and technology from 40 years ago?

'This work is about the ambivalence between a contemporary aesthetic and the usage of obsolete and limited technology from 40 years ago,' Henke says. 'Everything presented within the project could have been done already in the 1980s, but it needed the cultural backdrop of today to come up with the artistic ideas driving it.'

The computer used by Henke for the show, the Commodore CBM 8032, was originally released in 1980. For comparison, the microchip you'd find in today's average domestic washing machine would be around 100,000 times more powerful that those inside each of the five computers Henke uses live on stage.

One is used for sequencing, one for creating visuals and three for creating sounds. Although he uses hardware effects from the era for filtering, pitch-shifting, looping and reverb, and expanded the computers' capabilities with a self-produced digital to analog converter, the sonics generated are a sparse, simple combination of sine waves, clicks, bleeps and cuts.

'The sound quality on one side is very limited, it's very rough,' Henke says. 'But exactly this kind of rough, edgy sound is something that suddenly becomes interesting because we are used to perfect sound.'

The graphics evoke a nostalgia for a more primitive age of computing, yet push the visual capabilities of the machines into a more psychedelic realm. This part of the show was developed by software engineer Anna Tskhovrebov, and required some clever hardware modification to interpret the computer’s visual data for projection.

'These machines can only display green and they can only display a limited number of graphic symbols, so in 1980 this was not seen as sufficient to do a one-hour performance' Henke says. 'Nowadays we are surrounded by virtual reality, millions of colours with unlimited channels of sound and suddenly the experience of going somewhere and watching for one hour a green screen is something special.'

Directed, filmed and edited by Pedro Küster
Produced by Scott Wilson

Special thanks to:
Robert Henke and Studio Robert Henke for their contribution and archive material
CTM Festival
All at Radialsystem, Berlin
Nai Fowler
Celia Solf and Soho House Berlin"

Korg M1 - Modern Analog & Ambient Sounds In Action!

Published on Apr 29, 2020 LFOstore

"#korg #m1 #patches


After successful Korg Wavestation series we've got in our hands one of the most iconic workstations of 90s - the M1

It sounds fantastic but many of the sounds was overused in years & we didnt find any modern recreations around the globe.

So we made a challenge to ourselfs - made analog style patches with modern vision & also re-create classic ambient sounds.

In this soundset you will find:

Prophet-5 leads, pads
Oberheim strings & pads
Pro One leads & basses
JX & Juno Series sounds
CS-80 pad & string

Various ambient pads, drones,swells - cosmic, organic, nature,water.
Various bells & plucks - classic, modern, unreal.

All the patches are handcrafted & reacts on MW & Aftertouch.

Using great internal fx & classic waves we just scratch the surface with first 50 patches from the series."

Korg 01R/W

Published on Apr 29, 2020 No Nag Recordings

"A short take on the Korg 01R/W early 90's romplar that came out after M1 and T-series. It has one feature not seen in any of the other Korg workstations untill rescent years, Waveshaping.

If this had not been implemented, I think this synth would be pretty boring. But with it , it really becomes alive."


Published on Apr 29, 2020 ludoWic music

Trautonium (VT)

See the labels below for more.

Hammond Solovox Model K {two] early organ synthesizer

via this auction

"Two Model K Hammond Solovox. Both power up and only get a faint "tink tink" sound when pressing keys. Sold for parts or possible repair. The one organ with the wooden base that I had made for the keyboard I had some service done to 25-30 years ago. I used to use that one and the sound was amazing. The sound reminded me of a hunted house. That one some of the stops or tone controls are sticking together and not all the tone controls move independently and need some repair there as well."

Tubes on the back.

Roland MKS-80 SN 511822

via this auction

Little Matrix box on the top right.

"Vintage Roland MKS-80 Super Analog Synthesizer. A must for REAL analog synthesis.

S/N 511822 - Rev 5

Good operating condition. Original owner.

LCD display not as bright as it used to be but readable.

Cosmetic condition nice with these exceptions: (see pictures)
Front: rack ear wear
Top: A few light scratches, nothing deep
Back: XLR jacks a bit off color from aging"

Oberheim Strummer Perf/x MIDI guitar simulator + AC Adapter Manual Original Box

via this auction

Sound Theory and Minimalist Modular Exploration (VCO+VCF+SEQ+KASTLE)for Modul@rnice

Published on Apr 29, 2020 Bastl Instruments

"We are going to focus on the fundamentals of sound theory and exploring minimal modular setup that participants built as part of this series before the lockdown (VCO - Tromso, VCF - Cinnamon and step sequencer - Popcorn and semimodular synth - Kastle).

Lecture by Václav Peloušek (Toyota Vangelis)

Lecture for Modul@rnice workshop series is organised by Projekt Atol Institute, with financial support from the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and the Department of Culture of the City of Ljubljana."

Nodes & Wires: In Conversation With George Hearn of UDO

Published on Apr 29, 2020 Paul Dither

"In the 6th episode of 'Nodes & Wires,' I'm chatting with George Hearn about his musical background, instrument design, the Super 6 synthesizer, his company UDO Audio and more.

Intro — 00:00:00
Musical Background and Influences — 00:01:44
Past Synthesizer Designs — 00:20:22
Instrument Design — 00:21:25
Collaborating with Axel Hartmann — 00:37:04
Inside the Super 6 Synthesizer — 00:44:51
Current and Future Plans — 01:03:13
The Company: About UDO Audio — 01:04:56
Challenges and Opportunities — 01:07:45
Modern Expressive Controllers and Advanced Music Technology — 01:25:08
Final Words — 01:28:22"

Paul Dither Nodes & Wires w/ the makers

pocket operator modular 170 - build tutorial & demos

Published on Apr 29, 2020 teenage engineering

"the POM-170 is a home build analog monophonic synthesizer with built-in programmable sequencer. complete kit with powder coated aluminum chassis, keyboard, oscillator, filter, envelope, lfo, vca, speaker, power distro, psu, a screwdriver, 8 patch cables, and illustrated build guide. in this video you will learn how to build it yourself."


1. pocket operator modular 170 - build tutorial
2. pocket operator modular 170 - patch creation
3. pocket operator modular 170 - pocket operator sync

pocket operator modular 16 - build guide

Published on Apr 29, 2020 teenage engineering

"in this video we'll show you everything you need to know to assemble your own pocket operator modular 16."

Touellskouarn Superbooth20 Home Edition : Émilie Tiersen

Published on Apr 29, 2020 TouellSkouarn

"Émilie Tiersen, Musician // Ushant Island (FR) - Strakal Brulu ! {taol evezh}, Ar Merch’et Brao"

Elektron Digitakt - Expectations (a sleepytime jam)

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Payton Carter

"I've had a difficult time lately with creative slumps and what I perceive to be musical failures. Sometimes I'll look back on my older tracks and think I haven't made anything I like in months. I've gone through buying and selling some gear with the expectation that once I get [piece of gear], it will be all I need, and then I can start making real music. In the last year, I've bought and subsequently sold a MicroFreak, OP-Z, iPad, Model D, and DeepMind; the Circuit (my first hardware) is the only one I've kept. Obviously, it's not the gear.

I'm sure many of you are like me in that there are hundreds of unfinished tracks sitting on your hard drive. Especially lately, I feel like nothing I've made meets the imaginary expectations I set for a good track. The chord progression is weak, I can't find the right bass sound, there's not enough movement or tension... I end up abandoning the project, and the only thing I gain is a little more frustration. Making music hasn't really been enjoyable lately, which makes me really sad.

Yesterday I decided I need to step back and just finish a new song, with the understanding that it doesn't need to be the greatest thing in the world. I started on this track and tried to just push through, ignoring second guesses and distractions. I've always admired Will Wiesenfeld's work as Geotic, because his music just radiates emotion. It's joyful, it's heartbreaking, it's nostalgic—not afraid to wear its heart on its sleeve. I tried to capture a similar kind of feeling in this song. It's simple and not the most interesting track in the world, but it fills me with optimism. Whatever you create, it is good enough.

On another note, the lack of stereo sampling on the Digitakt is really bumming me out more than I thought it would."

Some notes on that here:

OverCycles Sound Pack For Elektron Model:Cycles

Published on Apr 28, 2020 Human Oversynth

"This is a sound demo for the OverCycles sound pack for Elektron Model Samples. This sample pack contains 16 sequence patterns, and 16 kits (1 for each pattern), with 6 sounds per kit for a total of 96 sounds.

Sound packs and overlays are available in our online store at"


Published on Apr 28, 2020 WheelRock

"All Tracks Made with My Casio CZ-5000

SATOSHI & MAKOTO - CZ-5000 Sounds and Sequences - safe trip ST 006-LP"

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

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