MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Subharmonicon Fourth

Published on May 19, 2020 verstaerker

"the Moog Subharmonicon gets some FM-Crossmod and additional Filtermodulation .. the sound is sent through the DIY EMS SynthiA Clone for some reverb and additional Filtering"

Isla Instruments S2400 - 1st test of swing..

Published on May 19, 2020 Isla Instruments

Cherry Audio Introduces Voltage Modular 2

Published on May 19, 2020 Voltage Modular

"Cherry Audio is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of Voltage Modular 2.0! This truly massive new release is completely FREE for all Voltage Modular users, and brings innovative new features, workflow improvements, and new sonic possibilities to the realm of software modular synthesis. Voltage Modular 2.0 is the most feature-rich, sonically flexible software modular platform in the world.

Voltage Modular 2.0 blows away all patching limitations, and introduces groundbreaking new ways to build complex patches with fewer cables. Unlimited cables per jack allows for endless modulation possibilities. The new Busses feature offers an ingenious new way to build complex patches and eliminate messy cables. Variations takes modular synthesis in unprecedented new directions, with unlimited variations available per patch. Play variations individually, or use triggers or CV to move through variations in endless ways. The IO Panel now includes an integrated Recording section, generating pristine 32-bit floating point audio files, sourced from the IO Panel main left and right outputs. Workflow improvements are everywhere in Voltage Modular 2.0, from custom module categories and search terms to optional auto-alignment of modules in cabinets."

Voltage Modular 2 | New Modules

Voltage Modular | Poly VCO-20 + Poly VCF-20
Voltage Modular | Poly Vintage Oscillator + Poly Ladder Filter
Voltage Modular | Synth Voice
Voltage Modular | Poly Super Oscillator
Voltage Modular | DCO-60
Voltage Modular | AirStep
Voltage Modular | AirWave
Voltage Modular | Vector Bundle
Voltage Modular | MS Vintage Bundle
Voltage Modular | Vintage Voice Bundle

Patch Base Editor for the Yamaha DX21 Editor Now Available

via Patch Base

"The latest updates to Patch Base (iOS version 3.11 and Mac version 1.5) bring an editor/librarian for the Yamaha DX21. The DX21 is another of Yamaha's many 4-operator FM synthesizers from the 80's. It's very similar to the DX100, but includes a Pitch Envelope as well as a Chorus effect. It's also much larger than the DX100."

Berlin School jam: Moog Slim Phatty, Hydrasynth, Virus C, DSI Pro 2, Gadget 2

Published on May 19, 2020 Brittle stR music

"This is Slim Phatty’s first recording (on bass) since arriving from eBay.

I’d not used Gadget for a long time, then the other day found it had updated itself to v2 - and it can now control hardware via the new “gadget” Taipei! Now it’s not limited to Gadget’s own instruments - some of which I like a lot, others less so - the excellent sequencer is perfect for my sort of rig.

The percussion is from the Gadget drum machine 'London' put through a Lexicon MX200. Strings are from the Virus, arpeggios from the Hydrasynth, and space dust from the Pro 2."

Improv Live Acid Techno with 2x Moog DFAMS, Mother 32 and modular synth

Published on May 19, 2020 Honeysmack

"Improvised, live and unrehearsed Acid Techno performance.

Gear in use:
Moog DFAM (x2)
Moog Mother 32
Roland TR-09
Modular synth - focused modules include: Loquelic Iteritas Percido, Mutable Instruments Plaits and Clouds, Audio Damage Neuron, Basimilus Iteritas Alter, SSF Entity, Make Noise Erbe Verb, 4MS Dual Looping Delay, Malekko Varigate, Cwejman BLD2, SY0.5, Akemie's Taiko"

filter pairings & modular run - DEFECTS DEFECTS

filter pairings Industrial Music Electronics Harvestman Hertz Donut MkI vs Intellijel Polaris

Published on May 19, 2020 DEFECTS DEFECTS

filter pairings Malekko richter oscillator ii vs intellijel dr octature ii

Published on May 19, 2020 DEFECTS DEFECTS

Yamaha DX200 FM Desktop Control Synthesizer

via this auction

FLAME MÄANDER 2.0 - FM Synth Sound Demo (no talking) #TTNM

Published on May 19, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"The Flame Mäander got a new FM oscillator in the 2.0 update. Here is how it sounds! No external effects or processing, just the Mäander alone :)


FM stands for frequency modulation, a synthesis technique in which an audio-rate oscillator’s pitch is modulated by another one at a different frequency. Of course those are just the very basics for an FM sound and things can get a lot more complex. FM synthesis is great for metallic sounds like bells and gongs and the MÄANDER’s detune & colour knobs let you tune in those timbres with ease."

#SynthesizeLive with Max Ravitz (aka Patricia): Subharmonicon, Mother-32, DFAM

Published on May 19, 2020 Moog Music Inc

"Asheville-based electronic music producer and Moog Product Specialist Max Ravitz (aka Patricia) is bringing Subharmonicon, Mother-32, DFAM, and more together for a live performance, demo, and Q&A session. Learn all about the new Subharmonicon and its compatibility with some of your favorite synths."

Sequential Synth Tips #4 with Nicholas Semrad

Published on May 19, 2020 Sequential

"Welcome to 'Sequential Synth Tips,' where some of our favorite artists share their tips, tricks, and techniques on Sequential synths. In this episode, we feature keyboardist Nicholas Semrad on the Pro 3 demonstrating how to apply side-chain type effects to a patch, adding more phrasing options for expressive playing."

MFOS 16-Step Rotary Analog Sequencer Controller

Published on May 18, 2020 djthomaswhite

"Here is my Music From Outer Space sequencer controller. This is the original CNC machined rotary label design I created way back when and is the same unit pictured on Ray’s legacy website (R.I.P. Ray, we miss ya brother). The core sequencer is Ray’s Classic 16-Step design and include some bonuses. The first bonus is the addition of 16 additional voltage pots and outputs raft sequence in time with the main internal clock. Changes to the main sequence length effect this expansion unit too. There are also two MFOS quantizer units with incredibly flexible and immediate scaling. Lastly there is a Catgirl Synth CGS Burst Generator to create bursts of triggers allowing you to slow you main sequence way down and use set trigger pulses to extend your performances very much like modern micro step sequencing a la the OP-Z or Elektron Gear but in a purely analog world here. The unit is stand alone and includes a Synthesis Technology 900 linear Power One power supply for precision voltage operation. All you need is a power and latch cables to get started. 1 volt per octave, cV/Gate and USA voltage requirements. Converters needed if in Europe, Japan or elsewhere. I will be selling this one if a kind unit and hope for it to go to a caring creator who can utilize it to its potential. Built like a tank, 100% custom and cared for she’s looking for a new love. Are you her future keeper?"

via this auction

"Here is my custom designed Music From Outer Space 16-step Analog Sequencer Controller. This is the original CNC machined rotary label design I created way back when and is the same unit pictured on Ray’s legacy website (R.I.P. Ray, we miss ya brother). The core sequencer is Ray’s Classic 16-Step sequencer design and include some bonuses. The basic design is 16-steps with gate switches per step, dual voltage outputs and selectable sequence modes.

The first bonus is the addition of 16 additional sequence control pots in an “infinity” layout with dual voltage outputs (pure/glide) that sequence in time with the main internal clock. Changes to the main sequence length and it mode affect this expansion unit too. Very useful for controlling volume or filter frequencies of your main sequence line.

BOSS DR-55 mods and midi! (Tubbutec uniPulse midi interface)

Published on May 19, 2020 Tubbutec

"This DR-55 has been modded and midi added by Landon Balk. Check out his channel:
He built the custom case to house the mods and added midi using the Tubbutec uniPulse midi interface:
an installation manual for the uniPulse mod can be found here:

The Roland SH-101 is modded with the Tubbutec SH-1oh1 midi interface and feature upgrade:"

Arturia Introduces the OB-Xa V

Published on May 19, 2020 Arturia

Arturia OB-Xa V User Demos


1. Arturia OB-Xa V Demo and Tutorial by CatSynth TV
We present the newly released OB-Xa V from Arturia, a recreation of the classic Oberheim OB-Xa polyphonic analog synthesizer. We delve into the history of the original instrument, explore some of the factory presets, and show how to create your own sounds with the features of the OB-Xa V.

00:05 Introduction
00:28 History of the Oberheim OB-Xa
01:07 Presenting the OB-Xa V
01:44 Factory Presets
04:41 Exploring the synthesizer features and creating our own sounds
11:14 A final demo with two OB-Xa V instances and some dance rhythms
2. Arturia OB-Xa V Just Released! New Oberheim synth emulation by Synth & Sundry
This VST emulates the classic Oberheim OB-Xa. I'm playing this with an Arturia Keylab 61 mkII with it's aftertouch capabilities which adds to the expressive capabilities of this softsynth.

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:
3. Arturia OB-Xa V Demo by once upon a synth
This is a no-talking demo of Arturia OB-Xa V, a new virtual subtractive synthesizer plugin that emulates the Oberheim OB-Xa from the 80s.


French specialists in music gear Arturia launch OB-Xa V, a software instrument based on the iconic synth OB-Xa, enhanced with groundbreaking features for an elevated sonic experience.

Applying their expert sound engineering to recreating and updating an iconic synth, Arturia now offer an authentic software with soundscapes previously unexplored. Ideal for innovative musicians, synth programmers, and keyboardists who appreciate a fat, aggressive sound. Its versatility creates gratifying results in many distinct styles of music production, making it a valuable asset for producers and creators across multiple genres.
OB-Xa made music history on albums released by Prince, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, and Bon Jovi, and is most recognizable for appearing on Van Halen’s biggest hit, ‘Jump’. Contemporary musicians by the likes of Flume, Chrome Sparks, Calvin Harris, and Venetian Snares have also incorporated its energetic potential to enter a new musical dimension. OB-Xa V is here to offer the iconic sound in all its glory while opening up the instrument to more complex and satisfying creations.

OB-Xa V by Arturia is the most ambitious recreation of OB-Xa on the market so far. Its intuitive interface makes utilizing its complex inner workings a joy.

Get ready to welcome back the massive sound of OB-Xa with the perks of innovative modern technology.
Supercharged new features
Not only did we recreate the spirit, the sound and the features of the original instrument, but we also added new special functions to make it unique and open new sonic capacities:
Brand new stereo spread feature
16 voice polyphony (double the original)
Huge unison
4 function generators
Embedded effect section
Over 400 deep, piercing presets

To celebrate the launch of their most requested synth in recent years, Arturia are offering a launch deal at 149€/$149 for a limited time. Arturia users who have registered their products are rewarded with personal offers.

Offer ends June 9th.

Street price: 199€/$199"

Runningonair - Wonders of the Modern Age

Published on May 18, 2020 Runningonair

"In the tradition of 'Koyaanisqatsi' and the spirit of 'The future ain’t what it was', 'Wonders of the Modern Age' is a tongue in cheek reflection on some of the new found optimism present in the 1990s after the end of the cold war and before the gradual realisation of humanity's impact on the environment.

All video is from 1994 or before and all sounds come from the Roland SC-7 sound canvas module released in 1992.

More music by Runningonair @"

Noise Engineering Blog: Creating sequences with variable step length

Published on May 19, 2020 Noise Engineering

"From the blog:

Here, we're using Mimetic Digitalis and Pons Asinorum to create a sequence with arbitrary step length. MD is sequencing Cursus Iteritas Percido and the timing of the sequence is varied further by Lapsus Os.

.-- .... .- - - .... . ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. ... .. - . .-. .. - .- ..."

G-STORM ELECTRO GSE 4027 VCO Eurorack Module (ARP 2600, Odyssey) [Demo 1]

Published on May 19, 2020 gstormelectro

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

Today I am giving an introduction to my new 4027 VCO. The 4027 VCO is a Eurorack adaptation the ARP 2600 VCO-2. Watch your audio levels, especially when the full range of the waveforms are demonstrated.

0:00 Opening Sounds
0:25 Introduction
1:12 Audio
1:31 Euro Adaptation: Bringing That Special Tone To Life
2:09 Front Panel
3:03 Waveforms Audio
5:38 Doubling VCOs, FM
7:25 Outro Sounds: Bass, Lead, Arpeggio

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05.
KBD control + Sequencing: Beatstep Pro
**Ending Track**
Bass: 4027 VCO | Tonus VCF
Lead/Arpeggio: 4027 VCO | 4023 VCF
Delay: Timefactor"


via G-Strom Electro on Reverb

"The 4027 VCO is a 10HP Eurorack filter adaptation of the colorful VCO-2 tone source from the ARP 2600 synthesizer. You know…that all analog, all discrete components, SAWTOOTH core packed with the SINE, TRIANGLE, and PULSE w/ PWM! If you’re looking for warm, fat analog synthesizer tones – 4027 VCO is the one for you.

In bringing that special tone to life the 4027 VCO keeps the circuit as close to the original as possible: a matched transistor pair, an Interfet premium dual FET can (because that beautiful Sine is worth it), temperature compensation resistor for tuning stability, low ESR styrene oscillation capacitor, 5-NPN monolithic substrate transistor array, precision Tune and Tracking trimmers, and the 70s spec op amps which are still being offered today. The 4027 VCO has requisite LDO voltage conditioning to isolate the oscillator tuning from your systems power rails. While each module is fully tested and calibrated, it may need minor TUNE trimmer correction after warm-up to account for variances in different systems. This limited quantity module is lovingly hand-crafted in the USA.

Moog Subharmonicon Sounds... Interesting!

Published on May 19, 2020 BoBeats

"What does the Moog Subharmonicon sound like? Sponsored by Skillshare. The first 1000 people who click the link in the description will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium:

My Subharmonicon review: [below]

My stuff

MOOG SUBHARMONICON REVIEW: an inspiring semi-modular synthesizer [previously posted here]

Published on May 12, 2020 BoBeats

How to Import Presets to Korg Minilogue XD with Sound Librarian

Published on May 19, 2020 Anton Anru

"In this video I'm showing basic operations in Sound Librarian app: loading presets and libraries from synth, importing third-party presets and libraries and sending them to the synth, saving your own collection.

Korg Minilogue XD - Motion Arp (50 Presets):

#korg #minilogue #miniloguexd"

KORG COLLECTION 2 Wavestation - Extended Soundset

Published on May 19, 2020 LFOstore

"#wavestation #korgcollection2 #presets

Finally, we adapted our best selling soundset "Extended" for all the versions of Wavestation - to the new Korg Legacy Collection 2!

Its here:

This unique soudnset – contains 50 custom-made atmospheric pad/drone/string/evolving sounds for Korg Wavestation.

One of the best machines for deep ambient atmospheres & drones.
Supper lush sound & waves + vector synthesis – giving great possibilities.

It’s the first time you can get so many useful atmospheric sounds for your production collected in one soundset.

Compatible with all models: Original WS, WS A/D, SR, VST version from Legacy Collection & new IWavestation for I-Pad. Audio

Enjoy the demo!"

Wavparty - Free Audio Damage Neuron Sample Pack

Published on May 18, 2020 wavparty

"Download the Neuron sample pack for free at Wavparty:"

Ensemble Oscillator (ENOSC) - Sound Demo

Published on May 19, 2020 4ms Company

"Here we see the Ensemble Oscillator (ENOSC) is also capable of harsher, more aggressive tones. This is a simple patch using a QuNexus CV keyboard to set both custom scales and Root note transposition. Modulation sources are provided by the QPLFO."

Adamski A. DIY analog synth project ( The prototype front panel walkthrough )

Published on May 19, 2020 Adamski A.

"Hey guys I literally did this video in 1 take, so apologies if I repeat myself at points throughout.
Today is just a quick(ish talk through from me on the Ad-vantage 03m front panel controls which at the moment is handrawn and by no means the final.

The proper front panel graphics will look something like this: [posted here]

Roland Jupiter-8

via this auction

"Simply the best analog synth ever made, unfortunately it is time to find a new home.

It has recently had some maintenance including:
Key bed has been replaced with a barely used exact model that I tracked down.
A dozen or so tact switches have been replaced as they were not working well.
End panels were a little scratched so I had them polished and anodised.
Sliders cleaned.
General clean up inside.
Before then the keyboard was serviced around 2003, since then has been has been in storage mostly, brought out for 3-6 sessions a year.

Flight case also included."

Paia Model 4700 Module w/ Oz Keyboard Synthesizer - Great shape

via this auction

"model 4700 modules as seen in double rack case, there are 2 8700 modules as well
includes OZ mini Keyboard
no cables included
great shape"

Ketron SD4 Tabletop Synthesizer Midi Sound Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Ketron manufacturer description:
The Ketron SD4 is a pocket sized sound module designed for all PC and MIDI applications. The module is equipped with a new, powerful sound engine including a Professional Grand Piano sample (across 88 notes), huge orchestral and beautiful voices such as Saxophones, Brass, Woodwinds, Guitars, accordions, organ digital drawbars and many others. The quality of sound is what we have come to expect of Ketron (Best Natural Sound) making it ideal for use in Studio and Professional applications.
Ketron SD4 was released in 2008. It is a music module that will provide an easy workflow, and will welcome the user into a new sound space. The front part of the device is divided into several sections: at the top there are panel presets, just below there’s the 3-digit led display and 2 groups of buttons for monitoring.

The first section is a digital panel for selecting patches, and the second section with buttons is intended for configuring presets and menus navigation.

In a multi-timbral mode, SD4 works with GM-banks (128 patches) which sound quite realistic. There are 4 bank instruments and 32 drums. The first 3 GM-banks offer different voices. A separate 4th bank is derived from GM. Several buttons on the control panel are used to program the presets.

Panel voices can contain up to 3 layers, where each layer represents one sound from the GM bank. In some samples the performance is composed in a similar manner. In addition, two effect processors can be used to make the sound complete: reverb, chorus, distortion, delay and Leslie effect."

0-CTRL Patch of the Week #1: Playing Notes by Hand

Published on May 19, 2020 MAKEN0ISE

"For this first Patch of the Week, we’re going to start simple. We’ll leave all the clocking and sequencing out of it, and strictly play by hand."

Plaits Synthesis Models Series #10 - Filtered Noise

Published on May 19, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here is the patch -"

Tama Techstar & Arturia Drumbrute jam - Using Techstar as a module with Drumbrutes individual outs

Published on May 19, 2020 Expanding Sound

"I've always enjoyed my Drumbrute. The impact has a great sounding snare in comparison, and a great price point, but I've never regretted picking the Drumbrute up because it's fun to play with. My biggest gripe was always with the snare and toms. Not having decay on the toms always bothered me. The Drumbrute holds its worth to me over the Impact with the individual outputs. So I decided to put them to work!

The Tama Techstar is originally meant to be used as a module for electronic drum pads. On this video I used the Drumbrute's individual outputs on its toms and zap sound and placed them inside the Techstars toms and synth trigger inputs. The Techstar has way more controls for its analog voices than the Drumbrute does. So I decided to play with some of the modulation and have some fun!

Hope you enjoy some of my audio experiments. Please subscribe if you're into it!"

Fletch (1985) - Unreleased Track - Fletch Arrives At The Stanwyk's Mansion (Cover)

Published on May 19, 2020 KOSmusic

On the Yamaha CS1x

"This is my cover of the track present in the movie 'Fletch' of 1985, in the scene when Fletch (Chevy Chase) arrives at Alan Stanwyk's mansion and discovers the cans of gasoline in the trunk of Stanwyk's car. As always, Harold Faltermeyer manages to create real works of art even with few synth sounds and some percussion!

The original track ends with an fade-out, but I preferred to create a 'Faltermeyer' style ending, thinking about how Harold himself could have finished it.

I want to thank Jeppe Jeppinen for having recommended this fantastic track!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, MY DEAR FRIEND!!!

In the future, I will also try to recreate the Fletch Theme and I think it will be really fun!!

I hope you like it ;)

***Please note: my videos are not live performances, but are music videos, accompanying for the covers I create***"

Dualtrx - 10min loop // TipTop Audio 808 Kit / Arturia Keystep Pro / Magneto / Black Hole DSP2

Published on May 19, 2020 Dualtrx

"Hello guys. I made a little patch using Tiptop Audio - 808 kit / Hats goes through the PicoDSP , for the 'stereo effect'. CB goes through Black Hole DSP2 by Erica Synths. The rest of the sounds are Rings and Plaits through Magneto by Strymon and Monsoon. Clicks and Pops from Bitbox by 1010music. Everything is Triggered and played by Arturia Keystep Pro."

Keyboard Mag. Aug. '85 | What Was In It?

Published on May 19, 2020 Espen Kraft

"Support this channel on Patreon:

A very intersting issue where the focus is on Japanese (now) synth pioneers, the manufacturers of synths and keyboards and more."

Espen Kraft What Was In It? posts

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