MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, May 2, 2020

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Saturday, May 02, 2020


Published on May 3, 2019 MPM Premium

This one was sent in by a good friend of mine, Carla. I can't believe I hadn't heard of this one before. There's some prime synth spotting in the trailer alone. It's currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Note this is an actual movie, not a documentary. The film features music by Human League, Devo, Throbbing Gristle, Marc Collin, Clara Luciani, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cerrone, Aksak Maboul, Suicide, and Julie London.

In the trailer: Roland CompuRhythm CR-78, Moog modular, ARP 2600 orange & black, and a Yamaha CS80. Vintage Maestro Phase Shifter as well.

Description for the trailer above:

"FRANCE, 2019 / 84 MIN / FRENCH

In the Paris of 1978, old formulas do not charm listeners anymore and new music must arise. In a male-dominated industry, Ana uses her electronic gadgets to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future.

Alma Jodorowsky from 'Blue is the Warmest Color'
(Cannes 2013); Philippe Rebbot from 'Gauguin' (2017);
Clara Luciani and Corine, both French singers

Produced by Nebo Productions, The Perfect Kiss Films
and Sogni Vera Films"

ESK - twisted electrons MEGAfm Synth Setups

Published on May 2, 2020 Metunar

"Synth setup demos with the twisted electrons MEGAfm polyphonic 4OP-FM synth with Yamaha YM2612 chips.

Arturia Minibrute Setup:
MEGAfm mono out -- Arturia Minibrute filter input -- Lexicon MX200 effectunit stereo out

Haken Setup:
Haken Continuum Fingerboard midi out -- MEGAfm mono out -- Lexicon MX200 effectunit stereo out

The Haken Continuum Fingerboard is an old one with only midi out. I didn’t use the Y (Up/Down) and Z (Pressure) axis.

Elektron Digitone Setup:
MEGAfm Stereo out -- Elektron Digitone stereo out

In the beginning you hear the sound of the MEGAfm, followed by some sounds of the Digitone.
With 8 Midi CC i controlled the MEGAfm through the Digitone. I also used on the CC many parameter locks."

Prophet 600 Synthesizer Vol. 3 GliGli Sound Demo Custom Patches - Sequential Circuits

Published on May 2, 2020 Tom Loncaric

"Yet another video of the incredibly versatile Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 six-voice polyphonic synthesizer! Lots of 'old school' sounds. This Prophet 600 was made in about 1983, and features the significant upgrade GliGli mod.

All sounds in the video were programmed by me and performed live, in the spirit of the big keyboard tones of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Demeter RV-1 Real Spring Reverb
Moog Minifooger Delay"

Tom Loncaric Prophet 600 demos

Kawai K4, The dirty one

Published on May 2, 2020 No Nag Recordings

"This video shows of the Kawai K4. It has a special tone to it. And why it always surprises me how good sounds that can come out of though it is so cheap and flimsy it is."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer
used -light home use only -original owner purchased early March 2020
includes manuals and original patch cords. Serial # in high 300's
limited testing (appears to be working fine), selling as is, no international warranty as this item is used"

Waldorf Microwave XT 10-Voice Rack Wavetable Synth SN 1107308624

via this auction

Folktek Nano Garden

via this auction

"Crazy little sound box
w/ a Piezo Pickup inside great for acoustic/electro noises.

The real joy is the sound processing that it can do, delays, reverbs shimmers even some ring modulation.

Great condition only is issue is the two small holes that we put in to support something else. Doesn't effect it in anyway."

Moogerfooger Phaser - Using Control Voltage with the Moog Phaser

Published on May 2, 2020 David Morley

"The Moogerfooger Phaser from Bob Moog is a great unit that allows control voltage of many features. In this example I use my DSI Tempest to play a simple sequence which is then passed through the phaser and voltage controlled from my Schrittmacher sequencer creating a kind of S&H effect. Enjoy!"

Moog Mother-32 with v2 Firmware Update

Published on May 2, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We demonstrate the basic functionality of the Moog. Mother-32, including its analog VCO, VCF and VCA, as well as its modulation sources and sequencer. We then show how to update the Mother-32 to the new V2 firmware using MIDI sysex. The new firmware has several new sequencer features, including multiple play modes (forward, reverse, ping-ping, and random), as well as additional triplet and dotted subdivisions that are useful when synchronizing with external devices.

0:15 Basic Functionality
1:54 Creating and playing sequences (keyboard mode)
3:56 Updating the firmware
5:12 New sequencer play modes
6:29 Synchronizing with external hardware/software and new clock divisions"

Lay Down Your Shield by No Man's Island

Behind the scenes: creating the synth riff for Lay Down Your Shield

Published on May 2, 2020 No Man's Island
Update: video above added.

"A small secret about Lay Down Your Shield (released on April 28th) is that it was really already started on in December 2018. Songwriting is a long process 😅 The main riff of the song was created by Rune tweaking some sounds on his MFB Dominion 1 synthesizer, and eventually thought to himself 'hey, this sounds rather cool, doesn't it?'."

New track from supporting member, Rune Flobakk.

"We are not primarily a 'synth band' by any means, but the sound relies heavily on synths. On this song I used both an Alesis Andromeda A6 and an Oberheim Matrix-12. The arpeggiator riff in the verses is played on the Andromeda, and I use the Matrix-12 for chords in the refrain and bridge. The song is available on Spotify and most other streaming services"

You can find the release at the following links:



Apple Music

Ricky Tinez: I'm finally a Tracker user.. // Polyend Tracker thoughts and making a song.

Published on May 2, 2020 Ricky Tinez

"I've tried getting used to the ReNoise workflow for what feels like forever.. I couldn't do it! it was the weirdest DAW to me. But for whatever reason using the Polyend Tracker to make music fully standalone doesn't really feel like a DAW even though thats exactly what it is.. I think its just having my Tracker shortcuts right on the face of the unit vs hidden behind the QWERTY keyboard made all the difference for me."

„clouds“ | expert sleepers disting ex | minimal modular music | eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on May 2, 2020 Elinch

"„a piece of minimal music with the expert sleepers disting ex.“

mi marbles controls the 3 cv and gate inputs of the disting. distings outs goes in parallel in mi clouds and the t-rex replicator. in between I change the presets of the disting sample player algorithm.

recorded live with tascam dr 100.
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers."

Adamski Ajull DIY analog synth project ( Advantage 03M prototype front panel Test 1 )

Published on May 2, 2020 Adamski A.

See the Adamski Ajull label below for previous posts.

Sounds 2 Inspire Revival Series Free Presets for Novation VSTATION Update

Korg Wavestate - "Stratosphere" 40 Performance

Published on May 2, 2020 LFOstore
Update: Re-Published on May 3, 2020


Buy: presents the first bank in the series for the Korg Wavestate synthesizer

The first part of the series is devoted to pads and textures.

40 performances ready to breathe new colors into your music and inspire creativity

Create sound worlds with epic pads and organic textures

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Yamaha Portasound VSS-200 Digital Voice Sampler keyboard demo - "Auto King"

Published on May 1, 2020 Alfonse

"Yamaha Portasound VSS-200 Digital Voice Sampler keyboard (1988)
The VSS-200 is the big sibling of the smaller but somewhat better-known VSS-30 (as used by Sigur Rós and others). The sampler section has a number of effects, including fuzz, echo, frequency modulation, amplitude modulation, and an ADSR envelope. You can also sample the keyboard's own preset FM sounds internally and apply the effects to them.

All sounds you hear in the track were made using the VSS-200 sampler or its factory sounds and were recorded to a DAW, where compression, EQ, and reverb were added as required. Individual drum hits were sampled from the VSS-200 and sequenced in the DAW.

Samples used in the track are listed below:
RX11 Snare Hi Tune 5 (layered with VSS200 snare)
RX11 Snare Hi Tune 2 (in the middle section)
Internal voice 05 Bass Clarinet sampled and FM effect added (2)
Internal voice 08 Bowed Bass sampled and Fuzz and AM effect (6) added
Internal voice 97 Wind Bell sampled and FM (3), and Echo (2) effects added
Sampled guitar licks with added Echo (9), FM (1) and Fuzz
Sampled PSS-580 voice 58 (edited)

Music: "Auto King" (C) Copyright 2020 Alfonse
Download here:"

Buchla Cosmic Drone - Session 15 - Modular Drone Music Performance

Published on May 2, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

"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 sixteenth 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 -"

The Klirrfaktor: Dystopia Sessions "Triage" (modular patch)

Published on May 2, 2020 TheKlirrfaktor

"No patch cables left.
All sound from the modular. Post production in Logic Pro X."

An overview of new modules and collections in VCV Rack - April 2020

Published on May 2, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here's my latest release -

Here are all the patches -

00:00 - Hampton Harmonics
01:52 - Entrian
05:14 - Mantra
05:49 - Voxglitch
06:10 - Stellare
06:56 - Frequency Domain
08:24 - ML
10:27 - Audible Instruments
11:28 - Bidoo
15:03 - BogAudio
16:24 - Nora Codes
17:05 - Squinky Labs"

Roland PR-100 Digital Sequencer in Original Box

via this auction

"Roland Pr-100 Digital Sequencer (rare/weird Old Quick Disk Machine)

This machine is actually new old stock and unused but the quick disk drive belt has perished (these are still readily available on the internet)

A rare and collectible item complete with manual but without power supply"
This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Akai S1100 Stereo Digital Sampler

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"8 megabytes of RAM - fully expanded - 4 slots!
Cooler mod on memory!"


via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"If you’re looking at this, you probably know what it is. Care to try your hand at the most reviled synth ever made? I for one think it’s great and the learning curve is certainly worth it depending on what you’re trying to make music wise."

I Believe (Sonicware Elz_1 & Korg Volca Kick)

Published on May 2, 2020 J. Dylan Proctor

"I Believe (Sonicware Elz_1 & Korg Volca Kick)

Electronic Music made with two of my favorite table top synthesizers, the Sonicware Elz_1 and the Korg Volca Kick"

DX7 through a Roland Space Echo

Published on May 2, 2020 noddyspuncture

DX7.... Yaay!
Space Echo....Yaay!
Minor chords... Yaay!
End on a major.... hmmm...!?

Moog Subsequent 25: "Phantasia" (Duophonic)

Published on May 2, 2020 Kris Lennox

"Short piece written for the Moog Sub 25. MIDI sent to synth. Good sound from the Moog. No concerns RE not enough keys when sending MIDI! The synth sounds great; I simply view the keys as a bonus.

A few minor percussion layers added. I'd add plenty more if the piece were worked into something bigger, but it'll do as it is/I was wanting the track to show the Moog tone rather than the synth lines being buried in a mix.

Listening back, the bass drum is probably a little loud - but it's sunny and I'm going out to play :)

PS reverb added post (Lexicon). And a little delay.

Enjoy/all best

Vangelis Blade Runner Cover HQ with Hardware: ASM Hydrasynth, Supernova 2, Yamaha AN1x & Montage

Published on May 2, 2020 js-sound

A.I. (Original Mix)

Published on May 2, 2020 DJ Galactic

"A.I.(Original Mix) : Live jam with Drumbrute A.I Original Mix 2020

New EP Voyager 1 (Red) available on Spotify featuring new tracks Warming up Original Mix / and Club Mix !"

Thexcee Analog Keys .Clark Styles

Published on May 2, 2020 TheXcee

"My new VC pattern styles 2020"

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

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