MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday, May 01, 2020

Nicholas Semrad's Sequential OB-6 Patch Set (Demo)

Published on May 1, 2020 Nicholas Semrad

"Here is a demo video for my available-for-purchase Sequential OB-6 Patch Set. I'm using the desktop OB-6 midi controlled by a Yamaha ReFace (the set works for both the desktop and keyboard models). You can purchase these patches at my website,

I've specifically made 50 patches (10 basses, 10 leads, 10 pads, and 20 aux key patches) for this set. Thanks for Emily Hoerdemann for the cover design!"

Par - En vivo en Pensión Cultural Milán (2019 full set)

Published on May 1, 2020 Nacho Adda


Grabado en vivo el 29/6/19 en Pensión Cultural Milán, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Sonido en vivo: Matías Rodríguez - Luces: Mauricio Peinado
Puesta en escena: Lu Cossani - Fotos: Nato Olivera - Cámaras: Maxi Muniz / Fito Shaw - Edición: Nacho Adda.
Apoya: UUU Espacio para música, arte sonoro y experimentalismos - Ciudadela Bar.
Producción: Mija

Electribe Sampler 2 - Ignition - NEW SOUNDBANK! by Electronisounds Audio

Published on May 1, 2020 Electronisounds Audio

"Check out the Ignition soundbank:


I made a *full* new soundbank for the Electribe Sampler 2 groovebox!
It's called "Ignition" and we are taking a listen to the patterns here and looking at how to install the bank.

500 new sounds!
100 new patterns!

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

Patch of the Week 56: volca modular + SQ1 Duophony

Published on May 1, 2020 Korg

"Looping the second function on volca modular is a way to have a second (somewhat temperamental) oscillator/sound source that can be sequenced via an external sequencer."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Syndrum Pollard Industries Quad Electronic Synth Drum Model SN 227

via this auction

Elektron Monomachine SFX-6

via this auction

Synclavier Noodle and Chat

Published on May 1, 2020 100 Things I Do

Some raw sounds on the Synclavier.

Ask Sequential” Episode 2: How Do You Decide What to Build Next?

Published on May 1, 2020 Sequential

"Welcome to Episode #2 of 'Ask Sequential,' where Dave Smith and Andrew McGowan answer the question: 'How do you decide what to build next?' Send your questions to and we’ll consider your submission for an answer!"

Double Knot into Zoia RH Curtis patch

Published on May 1, 2020 Cray

"RH Curtis is a Microsound patch I made available on Patchstorage"

Museo del Synth Marchigiano

Trailer del canale Youtube del Museo del Synth Marchigiano e Italiano

Published on Apr 22, 2020 Museo del Synth Marchigiano

Don't miss the video below from some rare vintage synth spotting. Amazing...

"Siamo lieti di presentare il canale youtube del Museo del Synth Marchigiano e Italiano

Parleremo della storia degli strumenti elettronici italiani, di tecnologia, restauro e conservazione, dei musicisti che hanno usato i nostri strumenti, della storia del distretto produttivo e dei suoi protagonisti
Vi mostreremo gli strumenti più rari e le loro sonorità.
Presenteremo le attuali aziende italiane e i loro sintetizzatori, ci saranno interviste, dibattiti e chiacchierate con gli esperti e con chi fa crescere il museo ogni giorno

We are excited to launch the Italian Synth Museum Youtube channel

We will talk about the history of Italian electronic instruments, about technology, restoration and preservation, about famous performers who played these instruments, about the history of the manufacturing district and its main actors.
We will showcase the rarest instruments and play them, spotlight today's Italian companies and their synthesizers, host interviews, debates and chats
with the experts and with those who work daily to make the museum grow"

Museo Del Synth Marchigiano 2019 - Virtual Tour

Published on Apr 30, 2020 Museo del Synth Marchigiano

"Una visita virtuale tra le sale dell'esposizione temporanea del 2019, il museo non ha una sede fissa, ma sviluppa ogni anno esposizioni tematiche.
A virtual tour of the temporary exhibition from 2019, the museum has no permanent location but it spins temporary exhibitions on specific topics."

Launchpad Pro MK3 - Total Control for Elektron Octatrack // Novation Live

Published on May 1, 2020 NovationTV

"Livestream with -CALC- covering Launchpad Pro MK3 sequencing and controlling the Elektron Octatrack with custom mappings"

John Bowen Solaris Demo No talking

Published on May 1, 2020 Pure Ambient Drone

Lot's of bass in this one. Follow-up to this demo.

"John Bowen Solaris Synthesizer Demo. Hear the sounds of the Solaris Synth. No talking sound demo of the John Bowen Solaris."


John Bowen Solaris Demo 2

Published on May 2, 2020 Pure Ambient Drone

"Solaris Synthesizer Demo. Part two John Bowen Solaris Sound Demo. Here I am going through the presets of the synthesizer with no external effects. All you hear is the Solaris."

The Legonoise

via LepLoop

A Lego cased LepLoop Lumanoise v5.

Yes, it works. :)

No video at the moment.

Roland System-1 Dark Lead ACB Aira Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on May 1, 2020 Rik Marston Official

Check out Rik’s sample packs: Reverb / Ahnyxian Sound Design / Rik Marston

"#rolandsystem1 #plugoutsynthesizer #rolandaira
Roland System-1 "Dark Lead"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

A super Dark Lead, super LOW. It's mean. It's THICK!
This little green monster will blow your mind with it's POWER!
So nice in a mix, I LOVE IT! The next video will be WARM PADS!

Meteorite friends featured:

827 gram Moroccan Chondrite Meteorite "Zeus"
170 gram Sericho Pallasite Meteorite from Kenya! "Hera"

All Music & Video (C)2020 Rik Marston / Marston Manor Productions
Recorded into the BOSS BR-600 with no extra FX!"

Yamaha SY77/99 - 64 Ambient Analog Fm Sounds

Published on May 1, 2020 LFOstore

"#yamaha #sy77 #sy99

FM Synthesis is Back!

The SY series synths are very complex and organic sounding.

Attention: NOT tested directly on SY99 - might be differences in sounds & might be that internal effects on 99 will be bypassed!

Introducing unique 64 patches for older brothers from SY series!


Made by Nick Klimenko, author of WS Universe pack for Korg Wavestation
& Organica pack for Waldorf Blofeld in collaboration with Loki (Ivan Vasiliev)"

Bandcamp Is Waiving Fees for Artists Today!

In case you missed it, Bandcamp is waiving artist fees for the day. This means 100% of any purchases made on Bandcamp today will go to the artist. If you were holding out on picking up some music there, today is the day.

A ton of our supporting members have releases on Bandcamp. Be sure to check them out on the member page here. You'll find links to their Bandcamp sites.

Thank you to everyone who supports the site! :)

P.S. You can also check out the SYNTH ALBUMS label for posts featuring releases over time.

Update: Below is a list of supporting member Bandcamp sites. Check them out! :)  P.S.  If you are a supporting member and have a Bandcamp site not on the list, feel free to send it in.  Email  Note this is for supporting members of the site only!  It takes some work to do this and run the site, so this is a member perk only, sorry.  :)  That said, if you do want to support the site and you sign up I will of course add you to the list.


Yamaha - AN1x - Exploring the Presets - Midiverse - TV

Published on May 1, 2020 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out the AN1x from Yamaha. Let's have a look!"

The Latest From The Galaxy Electric - Buchla, Tape, Pauline Oliveros, and Karlheinz Stockhausen

Buchla Cosmic Drone - Session 15 - Modular Drone Music Performance

Premiered Apr 4, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

New from supporting members, The Galaxy Electric. Also see The Galaxy Electric - Improvised Electroacoustic Music - Daphne Oram Theme

"Thanks for listening! Come on a musical voyage with us where we'll send you a new song every day, a cosmic story, and a chance to earn space treasure:

Relax and tune into our live weekly improvised Drone Sessions. This fifteenth session involves a drone featuring two independent Buchla style complex and modulation oscillators starting in tune a couple octaves apart. As the oscillator frequencies drift apart by way of manual control, beating ensues. Listening to droning oscillators can serve as mindfulness sounds as there is no sudden changes in sound. Just smooth drifts in pitch and the resulting beat frequencies. Drones can also serve as an ambient track to have on while doing tasks that require intense focus. Drones are also great for a Sci-fi film soundtrack. The slow yet progressive nature of a drone performance can help one focus on tasks without distraction. The fact that we are manipulating these oscillators live and in collaboration helps the drone meander ever so smoothly in an evolving fashion as we are always reacting to one another's subtle movements. These movements are improvised so there is an unrehearsed and reactive ebb and flow to the tones generated. Engage in the practice deep listening with us.

The electronic music instruments used in this performance of modular drone music are the Buchla Music Easel, and a small system involving a Buchla clone model 259 Programmable Complex Waveform Generator, Buchla 292h Dual Lowpass Gate, and 281h Dual Function Generator in the Buchla LEM Powered 3 Boat.

The Galaxy Electric -"

Patch and Tell: Tape Loops Sound on Sound tutorial

Published on Apr 29, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

"Get your tape loops at:

Here we show you how to disable your erase head for sound on sound recording using pretty much any cassette recorder.

The horizontal 4 track cassette machines were easy to do this with but the technique can be applied to most.

This tutorial demonstrates the process of using a small piece of tin foil to disable the erase head of your cassette tape recorder to allow gapless Sound on Sound recording of tape loops.

The cassette 4 track pictured is the Tascam Porta02 mkII."

Cosmic Tape Music Club - Exploring Pauline Oliveros

Premiered Apr 6, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

"This week’s conversation centers around the life & work of Pauline Oliveros.

She is best known for coining the term “Deep Listening,” and being a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center. Her curiosity about sound started at the age of 2 and blossomed at age 21 when she got her first tape machine.

With friends and collaborators like Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Morton Subotnick, she has left an indelible mark in the world of tape music, sonic experimentation, and listening as a spiritual practice."

Cosmic Tape Music Club - Exploring Karlheinz Stockhausen

Premiered Mar 30, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

"For a strict academic German composer, he was one seriously cosmic dude! As he became more prolific in his career, he started telling people he was raised on a distant planet called Sirius…and talking all about music as a cosmic tone that humans were simply interpreting. Oh, and did we mention he was on the cover of Sgt. Peppers? Yeah, the Beatles were super into his out-there ideas!"

Folktek Resonant Garden

Published on May 1, 2020 Stefano Bertoli

"Folktek Resonant Garden short session with bow, flumi mallet and an Azzam Bell"

Sound Design with Polyend Dreadbox Medusa (Ep.3) - Deep Bass & the new Black Limited Edition!

Published on May 1, 2020 Miltos Schimatariotis

"In this episode we cover a deep/fat bass sound that is simple on its own but very useful in many situations. Also Polyend just sent me the new Limited Edition Medusa that is out from today (1st of May), so here I also have some first video shots with it!

This version comes with firmware 3.0 preinstalled and has some mainly aesthetic changes. What I personally like most is the anodized finish, the knobs that fill a bit "heavier" than my other Medusa (but this is maybe because it's brand new), the new button-encoder that now has steps and the new faders that protrude more and are easier to handle.

In future videos we are also going to take advantage of some new features of firmware 3.0, like the random LFO and some use cases with two Medusas, so stay tuned!

Thanks for watching, and take care."

Division 6 Mini Sequencer V2 Now Available

via Division 6

"At long last, v2 firmware for the Business Card Sequencer and Dual Mini Sequencer has arrived! Here are some of the new features you have to look forward to:

7 sequence memories
5 song memories (string sequences together)
SLUR- change pitch between steps without firing gate
Variable gate timing (including ratcheting)
ACC can be set to drop or not drop between steps, or follow gate timing for that step
Auto-advance step when programming
Live transpose (use the keyboard to shift entire sequence up or down while running)
Live edit (buttons you push while running get saved to the sequence)
1X mode (disable to use XP IN as a reset without requiring an external gate mixer)
Clock out (use ACC out jack to output clock if using internal clock)
Nothing has changed about the sequencer hardware except that v2 uses a different microcontroller IC (PIC16F1788)(the old one was full). To upgrade, simply swap out the chip. The firmware/chips are now the same for both the Business Card Sequencer and the Dual Mini Sequencer, so just install the chip and it will auto-detect which hardware you have."


Published on May 1, 2020 peter m mahr

Video: Ernst Hefter
Music: Peter M. Mahr

Sequential - Prophet XL
Nonlinear Labs - C15
Moog - one

Georgia's Dancefloor Live Stream

Published on May 1, 2020

Georgia - "Seeking Thrills" out now -

Simmons drums, Sequential OB-6, & DSI MoPho X4.

Previous posts featuring Georgia here

Striso board: Musical expression taken to the next dimension

You might remember the larger Striso in more of an accordion design previously posted here in 2016.

"A kickstarter campaign was launched by Piers Titus van der Torren for his instrument the Striso board. This hand sized MIDI controller has an innovative note layout with 61 multidimensionally sensitive buttons, that respond to pressure and direction individually. The buttons are arranged systematically and intuitively to facilitate ease of play and comprehension of musical patterns. The Striso board will have an internal synthesizer and can also be combined with an MPE synthesizer. Altogether, the Striso board offers enormous potential for sound control and musical expression."

via Kickstarter

"With the Striso board in hands your next dimension of music is up to you to discover! Regardless of whether you want to play lively folk melodies, catchy pop tunes, complex jazz progressions, diverse world music, immersive film scores, experimental microtonal compositions, or even more extraterrestrial music.


61 soft silicone pressure and direction sensitive note buttons (3.7 octaves)
Scanning rate: 1200Hz
Touch sensitivity range: 70g – 700g
4 extra buttons for glissando, octave switching and settings
Motion sensing: 3D rotation and acceleration, sent over MIDI at 100Hz
Polyphony: 15 notes with MPE
Tuning: uses polyphonic pitch bends and hence works with any MPE synth
Internal synthesizer (to be added during kickstarter)
Audio output: 3.5mm stereo jack (to be added during kickstarter)
Dimensions: 192x174x26mm, 425g
Power: USB B, 5V 100mA
Connection: MIDI over USB, with 3 MIDI modes: MPE, one note per channel; normal, with pitch bend, modulation and polyphonic aftertouch; monophonic, with glissando
Firmware: Open Source firmware"

Minimal Glitchy Audiovisual Jam With PO32 and iPhone

Published on May 1, 2020 Perplex On

"This is a little test setup just using a PO32 Tonic connected to an iPhone loaded with VFX app for audioreactive visuals. Starting with some simple pitched sine tones fed into Enso looper for creating a soundbed and playing glitchy drums on top."

A Closer Look at the Roland System 100m from 1979!

Published on May 1, 2020 Alex Ball

"A closer look at Roland's System 100m synthesizer from 1979.

I demonstrate four patches to give a little flavour of this fantastic synthesizer and then explain each patch in order to give an understanding of how it works.

0:00 Intro
0:44 Patch 1 Drum n Bass (Demonstration)
1:44 Patch 1 Drum n Bass (Explanation)
4:04 Patch 2 Rate Speech (Demonstration)
4:39 Patch 2 Rate Speech (Explanation)
6:01 Patch 3 Jupiter 100m (Demonstration)
7:11 Patch 3 Jupiter 100m (Explanation)
8:00 Patch 4 Dial-Up (Demonstration)
9:30 Patch 4 Dial-Up (Explanation)
14:12 Outro

Modules used:
110 VCO / VCF / VCA
112 Dual VCO
121 Dual Filter
130 Dual VCA
131 Output Mixer
132 Voltage Processor / Mixer
140 Dual Envelope / LFO
150 Ring Mod / S&H / Noise / LFO
165 Dual Portamento
172 Phaser / Audio Delay / Gate Delay / LFO
182 Sequencer
184 Polyphonic 4CV Keyboard
191-J 5 module case with multiples

Huge thank you to the owner of this System!

If you want to delve deeper into the System 100m then check out my webpage on the subject:"

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer (1984) Face To Face

Published on May 1, 2020 RetroSound

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

all synthesizer sounds: Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer (1984)
recording: multi-track played by hand
fx: reverb

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!


Tiptop Audio Z5000 ECHOZ ZVERB

Published on May 1, 2020 Tiptop .Audio

"Get to know Tiptops new effcet modules a bit closer."

Solar powered Volcas

Published on May 1, 2020 myVolts

"Solar powered volca anyone? 😎

Spring sunshine, time to ⚡USB solar power ⚡some beats!

We've hooked up our 🌟 9v #ripcordusb 🌟to a couple of #korgvolca #synths 😍.
No problem powering two from one port, but the 🌞#solarpanel 🌞 couldn't go 3 volcas. I'm sure using the second port would have got us there, or maybe just wait for the summer sun! ☀️
Ripcord allows you to convert any usb output to the voltage you want. 6v, 7.5v,9v, 12v, 18v.
. ⚡☀️😎☀️⚡"

[tutorial] Waldorf Quantum 9: Analog Filters

Published on May 1, 2020 Synthesizer Video Service

"If you like these tutorials, please make a like and leave a comment ;) Your feedback decides which type of videos I'm going to do in the future.

In the ninth part, we have a look on the analog filters. There was a lot of confusion about this topic of the Quantum in the past. How many analog filters are there? Are they stereo? Which modes are available? How are they routed? And most important: How do they sound? You will get the answers here in this video!"

All parts here

Roland CR-1000 Digital Drummer SN 690452 w/ Original Box

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

You can find an overview and demo of one here.

Elka Solist 505 / 70s Analog Synthesizer / Soloist SN 2390

via this auction

"Very warm and fat sounding vintage synth from the 70's with a Moog style ladder filter. It has 11 presets that can be modified. Great for a variety of sounds – from bubbly basses to sci fi laser guns."

Creamware Minimax ASB 12 Voice Poly Minimoog Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Source Monophonic Analog Synthesizer with Patch Memory

via this auction

Korg M500 Micro Preset

via this auction

"korg M500 Micro Preset Vintage Analog synth-CV/Gate and Filter mod.

Recently restored by Synthprof. Fully recapped, serviced and the CV/Gate filter mod added. Lovely condition for its age. Sounds awesome. Should last another 30 years."

Note this one is UK only.

Casio MT-500 49-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

"awesome Casio MT-500 With some great sounds and built in drum machine with some big chunky drum pads to actually play with drum sticks! I’ve even triggered the drum machine with my korg sq-1 for some modular percussion sounds! Really fun one man band Casio! Great condition hard to find! Includes original power supply, 2 drum pads! Loud built in speakers and a hefty feel!"

Arduino Breadboard Glitch Storm DIY Synthesizer Demonstration

Published on May 1, 2020 The sound of Non Silence

"2 x Glitch Storm Diy Synths playing together.
One is on an original Pcb and the other built on my breadboard copied from online schematics.

Original Design by the Spherical Sound Society"

"Glitch Storm is an exploratory synth that can be build and soldered even for total beginners. It produces a plethora of blips and blops ranging for chords, techno rhythms to alien soundscapes and FXs.

At its core is a Bytebeat synth but this one is interactive. You play it tuning into frequencies and soundscapes. You have four dimensions in it to explore, three ones via the knobs and a forth one via buttons, changing the equation that is playing.

The unit is able to be played as a standalone or in the context of one studio or modular.

Is quite good for pinging filters too and can enter in an easteregg mode for it to trigger gate outs for synchronizing external gear with it.

You can order the bare PCB, the Partial Kit, the Full Kit and a Build unit.

Users ordering only the PCB will have to source the rest of components and program the Arduino Nano.

The partial kit includes a PCB + a preprogrammed Arduino Nano, so the user will only have to source the rest of components.

The Full Kit has everything needed to build the synth.

There´s a github link where you can find the BOM, the schematics of the project and the compiled file for programming the Arduino Nano."

untitled 029 - noisycomputer | chill lofi hiphop beats synthesizer dawless synthstrom deluge

Published on May 1, 2020 noisycomputer

Update: updated the embed above with the full playlist of noisycomputer's videos. They all appear to be synthstrom deluge tracks.

Sonic LAB - Erica Synths / Ninja Tune Zen Delay Effects

Published on May 1, 2020 sonicstate

"The Erica Synths/Ninja Tune Zen Delay is something of an anomaly, its design and concept was envisioned at Superbooth 2019 by Matt Black and Dr Walker after conversations with Erica Synths head honcho Girts Ozolins. The idea was to bring together the best of both analogue and digital effects and create a custom hardware effects box."

Modal Webinar: SKULPT Creating & Sequencing Pads

Published on May 1, 2020 Modal Electronics

"Modal Electronics explains how to create moving, sequenced pad sounds with SKULPT."

Robaux SWT16+ MIDI Expander

Published on May 1, 2020 robaux

"With the SWT16+ you can now use MIDI devices like drum machines or samplers.

Each track of the sequencer can now output an individual MIDI note to one of 16 MIDI channels.

These extended functions are made possible by an alternative firmware, which is based on the original firmware. However, to enable the new MIDI output, the previous functions Trigger Mod and Output Routing have been removed."

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

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