MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Orca vs NES / Chip Maestro MIDI cart

Published on May 18, 2020 brandon logic

Orca vs original Nintendo
chip maestro:

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement on Modular Synthesizer

Published on May 18, 2020 Donghyuk Heo

"I made this on someone's request.

Please enjoy."

2+one oscillators

Published on May 18, 2020 António Machado

"All sound from Haken ContinuuMini. MidiTouchbar on the MacBookPro controlling barrels i=Low Pitch, ii=Volume iii=high Pitch, iv=Volume
Playing ContinuuMini pure sine wave."

Duelling Korg: MS 20 Kit and MS 20m perform Duelling Banjos from Deliverance

Published on May 18, 2020 Surface Noises

"Here's a potentially unbearable version of the Duelling Banjos music made famous by Deliverance, performed on MS 20 Kits (the MS 20 Kit and MS 20M KIt). With some rudimentary smartphone camera work so amateurish it's bordering on the ridiculous.

I have been toying with the idea of selling off all my synths. To show off the condition of these two wonderful devices (which I assembled myself from Korg kits), I decided to make a very quick rough video.

I got a quick midi sequence playing and then multitracked the results, recording four instances featuring both synths playing at the same time. Then I waved my camera around. 15 minutes later I had this video.

When I took a bit of time to play the synths when they were next to each other on the stand, I fell back in love with them - so they haven't been sold yet. Which I'm glad about! Korg really nailed its vintage reissues."

Only time will tell (Asia cover) with all GS Music synths

Published on May 18, 2020 GS Music

"Asia cover with our friend Juan Grima.

In this video we used Apollo Mini for the synth bass, the Apollo prototype with delay for the lead synth and Zeus for the electric piano like sound.

A Korg TR was used as a controller for both the Apollo Mini and Apollo I (with split keyboard).

'Only Time Will Tell' is the third single (second in the US) released by the progressive rock band Asia from their successful first album, Asia (1982)."

EML Synkey 2001 w/ CV/Gate mod

Uploaded on May 18, 2020

via this auction

"incredibly rare Synkey. Bought for a project last year and now just want to make some room.

If you aren’t familiar, this was the last synth released by EML and while technically a monosynth has 13 oscillators that can be “stacked” in chromatic intervals to create chords. It could also “save” presets via punch cards and the reader on the left but I have never had or used the feature.

This also has a *very* rare CV/gate mod that can be used via the portamento jack on the back. It works via a standard TRS to TR/TS Y insert cable, where the tip goes to CV ring goes to gate. You can search YouTube for the Synkey and see it in action from a previous owner some time ago.

While I’ve never had it serviced, the Synkey itself is in pretty incredible shape physically—though like any 40 year old synth has the occasional scratchiness. I’ve never looked into who could even work on it, though I know there are technicians around that do work on other EML synths (like the EML-101)

I attached a video I took this morning that shows some of the functionality of the front panel and a lot of the modulation sounds."

Not the tuning knobs on the back.

RT311 Swarm Oscillator live tweaking

Published on May 18, 2020 Jörg Schaaf

"The RT311 swarm oscillator creates enormously fat soundscapes! In this video I am altering the parameters showcasing the sonic extravaganza of the Eurorack module."

Kawai SX-210

via this auction

McBennett Sequencer with Arduino UNO

Published on May 18, 2020 Pete McBennett

"Hi everyone! I wrote some code for a basic 4-step sequencer. The tone generator is the same PWM digital oscillator from my other Arduino projects, so it has a nice thick sound. I ran it through my LDR filter, it's pretty cool sounding.

Here is the link to the code:

Here is the link to the Arduino schematic:

Here is the link to the filter schematic again:"

Sequential Artist Spotlight: Mutant-Thoughts

Published on May 18, 2020 Sequential

"MUTANT-THOUGHTS fuse off-kilter cerebral rock with Latin influenced grooves and pop sensibilities. An Alternative Rock trio from Bristol - the band are a cunningly original amalgam of infectious beats, brooding atmospheres and restless rhythmic energy. After their time working with Grammy-award winning producer Sylvia Massy in 2018, the outfit now return with brand new music for 2020.

Keyboard player Han Luis Cera is featured in this spotlight with the Prophet X keyboard, accompanied by the Tempest being used as a second synth."

Sequential Artist Spotlight posts


Published on May 18, 2020 Hyperobjeckt Synths


You will need Vosyr to import these samples - free download from

12 analog synth loops
including basses and leads sampled from: TD-3

drum kit with classic 808, 909, 707, and 727 drum sounds
sampled from: TR-8

kick and snare samples recorded thru analog limiters
for extra PUNCH!

digital chords and pads
sampled from: D-05

truly NASTY vocals
sampled from: a weird vhs tape

All labelled with BPM and key!

I created this sample pack for an r/VolcaSamples competition a couple months ago, recently got some time to jam. It's been awesome to hear the beats people have put together with these sounds! If you use this pack in a song, please put a link in the comments here."

Hydrasynth Sensel Morph MPE Explorations

Published on May 18, 2020 SonalSystem

"Sensel Morph MPE tests with the Hydrasynth in MPE mode...variety of controls assigned in the Mod Matrix to pitch, cutoff, drive, and the amazing individual control of 'warps' of specific cross sections of the OSC wave form and if thats not enough freeze reverb manual control for added epicness :) ...truly a unique experience. Using a dual setup of the Sensel morphs with the Buchla overlay and a Keys overlay is mind-blowing with a capable MPE synth !"


Hydrasynth MPE Morph Preset Test 01 "Addie Paddy"
Hydrasynth MPE Morph Preset Test 02 "1st Contact"
Hydrasynth MPE Morph Preset Test 03 "Haunted Keys"

Quick Stab test with Moog Subharmonicon feat Mfb Tanzbar Drum Machine

Published on May 18, 2020 Sound Provider

"Someone ask me about Stab with the Subharmonicon Synth so I did a very very quick test here for him and also for anyone else who might be interested..

No Midi here , The Tanzbar do the Kick/hh/Clap and send the Clock and start/reset via Gate to the Synthesizer. I also use the drum machine rimshot individual output to trig some of the chord. So the Stab are triggered by the synth and the Drum Machine.


Leonard de Leonard"

Sound Design with Polyend Dreadbox Medusa (Ep.4) - Lush Pads

Published on May 18, 2020 Miltos Schimatariotis

"In this episode, we see an example of how we can create a rich-sounding pad sound with the Medusa and the things we can do to make it as lush and wide as possible. At the music demo section, I also demonstrate how I use two Medusas to play in realtime this pad sound in stereo.
Let me know if you found this video useful or if you have any questions.
Stay tuned for the next videos where we will take advantage of the FM feature of the Medusa to create drones and other interesting sounds.
Thanks for watching, and take care!

Find me also on Instagram:

0:00 Intro
0:29 Pad sound design
5:40 A trick with the chord voicings
7:03 Music demo"

Miltos Schimatariotis Dreadbox Medusa posts

Akai MPC One (why it's great with midi and eurorack hardware!)

Published on May 18, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"The Akai MPC One (and also the new MPC Live II) is not just a great sampler, but also a powerful centerpiece of your hardware studio. The MPC velocity sensitive pads are great for programming in drum patterns with the built in samples or ones that you record or import. There are built in synths as well, and the MPC One can sequence tons of midi hardware as well as CV/Gate hardware like eurorack or semi-modular synths or even vintage pre-midi gear. There are 8 CV outputs which can be configured any way you like to match the gear you are using with it.

If you want to use an external synth more than once in a track you can also easily sample it into the MPC One. The sample gets saved into the project so your samples stay organized. The MPC One is a great sampler/sequencer alternative to all of the XOX style sequencers, you can add some more human feel to your patterns by programming them in with the pads, but you also have quantization or piano roll style editing options available.

MPC One available here:"

TTMC Dual Sine Saw new features

Published on May 18, 2020 Todd Barton

"I did 25 minutes of overview, demos and explorations on the prototype of this module here: [playlist below]

So check them out to hear/see and get a feel for this card.

This present video will just point out the new hardware features with this final production model.

The two main new features are:
1) a mixed output for both oscillator A and B with independent volume pots. This is great since you can now send both oscillators to the Aux Input on the Easel.

2) Now when switching the oscillators from Internal to External the large Frequency knob controls the pitch offset. In the prototype, like the original Buchla 158 module, in External mode you needed a CV processor to bring the pitch up into useable range.

I love these two new features and the greatly expand the possibilities of this card.

My Patreon:"

TTMC Dual Sine-Saw Card

Guitar Bits (TX Wiggles 62)

Published on May 18, 2020 poorness studios

"I was just messing around with Eurorack and guitar this morning and came up with this glitchy combination of sounds. It uses the Dave Smith Mopho & Korg Volca Beats along with the modular and the guitar. The guitar goes into the Pittsburgh InOut and then into the Dwarfcraft Hax and finally through MI Clouds. Both are heavily modulated by various CV sources."

poorness studios TX Wiggles

Make Noise 0-CTRL Analogue CV/Gate Touch Sequencer Demo

Premiered May 5, 2020 mylarmelodies

"Let's explore the wicked new standalone Make Noise 0-Ctrl CV & Gate touch sequencer, joined by its sibling the 0-Coast, and friends! 🙌 This video features a full walkthrough, then jams from 23:39 onwards!

2:53 0-Ctrl Concepts
3:54 Explaining The Three Sequencing Rows
4:55 Dynamic Gate Demo
6:32 Dynamic Contour Output Demo
8:48 Time Row/Per-Step Swung Timing Demo
10:32 Touch Plate Keyboard/Bottom Left Plates Demo
13:18 Using Stacking Cables to Send CV to Multiple Places
14:09 Using Gates to Change Direction/Reset/Stop
15:44 Interrupt Function to Jump Sequence Around By Hand
17:09 Sequencer Reset Demo - How It Resets to Last Touched Plate
19:31 Sequencer Stop Demo - Programming 'Playhead' to Stop on a Step
19:58 Touch Gate Output - Outputs a Gate Every Time Plate is Touched
21:29 Pressure Output - Outputs a Smooth CV Based on Finger Contact on Plates
22:56 Interrupt and Pressure Working Together
23:43 DEMO ONE: 0-Ctrl of Mutable Instruments Rings, with Basimilus Iteritas Alter
27:14 DEMO TWO: Techno Duet for 0-Coast and Basimilus Iteritas Alter
29:47 DEMO THREE (Various): 0-Ctrl & System 80 880 Electro Acid, w/Erbe Verb on the 0-Coast."

Vermona ET 6-1 Rare 70s Analog Combo Electric Organ

via this auction

"Made in East Germany in the early 70s! A lovely organ with some classic sounds that you may be looking for. Its transistor organ, halfway between the continental Vox and the Farfisa Compact. A look "Eastern Europe" dressed in faux wood plastic, a very typical rock garage sound and a beautiful integrated reverb. A small feature that I really like the "repeat" function that allows you to play the notes in eighth notes.

Unfortunately for spares and repairs. Wont power up and needs service repair. All buttons, keys, sliders switches are in place."

Waldorf Synthesizer Stickers

via this auction

"Up for grabs is a set of Waldorf stickers. The stickers measure about 3.5x7.5 (inches). A great gift idea for any Waldorf fan!!"

YAMAHA EX7 Synthesizer

via this auction

"Equipped with advanced hybrid sound source system Extended Synthesis.
The strongest synthesizer packed with professional performance.
61-key model."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Plus SN 0037

via this auction

MTI Auto Orchestra

via this auction

"This amazing machine is complete and fully serviced. It had been sold to a famous french musician by Soundgas, a couple month ago and is now on consignment. They converted it to 220V and did everything needed to be done. It's a crazy machine you must own to fulfill your one man band dream. Will be packed in a bunker."

Elektron SIDstation - rare NINJA-edition / Only 50 Made

via this auction

Anyware Instruments Minisizer

via this auction

GenoQS Octopus Black

via this auction

Jupiter-8 dark style May 17, 2020

Published on May 18, 2020 SynthMania

All synths: Roland Jupiter-8
Drums: samples from my collection
Bass: Yamaha BB300
Guitar: Fender Jazzmaster
Effects: Eventide H910 harmonizer, MXR 01 reverb

Yorick Tech Low Frequency Expander modulating the Nord Wave 2

Published on May 18, 2020 Steve Hunt

"The LFE was designed to control the OB6 and Prophet 6 synths but is now able to control the Nord Wave 2 and Korg Prologue as well. Just a quick demo to show some of the modulation possibilities available - there are about 80 modulation destinations which can be controlled by 4 generators: a 6-stage envelope that can also be a 16 step modulation sequencer, and 3 complex LFOs. Each can also be multiplied by another controller, so the level of each modulator can be affected by aftertouch, velocity, mod wheel, one of the other modulators etc..."

Using an Arduino to display Sequential/DSI OB-6 patch names

Published on May 18, 2020 thisisobsolete

Thought this was interesting. I never really thought about it, but patch names are stored on the OB-6 itself even though they aren't displayed.

"The Sequential/DSI OB-6 doesn't have a display capable of showing patch names, though the patches are named (for when using a computer based patch editor). I like patch names. They help with categorisation and can be a source of inspiration or ideas.

Here I'm using an Arduino with an LCD shield and a MIDI interface (off screen) to read and display patch names from the OB-6. The method is very simple. The Arduino listens for program change messages, on receipt it sends a SysEx message requesting a dump of the program buffer. The patch name is extracted from the incoming data and written to the LCD."

[tutorial] Waldorf Quantum 14: Modulation Matrix

Published on May 18, 2020 Synthesizer Video Service

"Part 14: Waldorf is also known for the modulation matrix. It's a perfect tool to organize all of the modulations of a patch. You get an overview of all modulation conntections, their intensity and you can even modulate the modulation amount itself. But there are even additional pages to get a list of modulation destinations or sources for just for one section of the patch. And the best: You can create a new modulation assignment directly by touching just the two knobs for source and destination."

All parts here

Freshly serviced Micromoog running through a Lexicon Vortex

Published on May 18, 2020 synthmaven

"I am demoing the two units together because I am selling them both on Reverb."

Some noise in this one. One more:

Freshly serviced Micromoog running through a Lexicon Vortex

Published on May 18, 2020 synthmaven

"I am demoing the two units together because I am selling them both on Reverb."

Minimoog comparazione

Published on May 18, 2020 iv3tix

"prime prove di comparazione tra il vecchio sn5001 e la mia Mini replica"

Some distortion in this one, but I thought it interesting enough to post. The one on the right has more girth and sounds more raw to my ears. Could just be the settings but who knows... Reminds me of audiophiles comparing amps.

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

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