MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Manecolabs Grone demo 1

Published on May 26, 2020 Maneco Theloopmaster

"Manecolabs Grone dark drones machine. Drone voice, noise generator , Ms20 filter , multiwaveform LFO, clouds."

Follow-up to this post.

Novation - Bass Station [Mk1] (Sequenced / In Context)

Published on Mar 2, 2020 Synthesizer and Studio

"The Bass Station, playing, a lead - sequence. You can hear, the complete spectrum, of this very characterful machine."

MAM - MB 33 [Mk 1] (Sequenced / In Context)

Published on May 26, 2020 Synthesizer and Studio

"The MB - 33 by Music And More (MAM), is the ancestor, of the MB - 33 Retro.

Build, in the ninties and available in different versions / editions. There was, also, the Mk2 with a sub - oscillator, distortion and MIDI - CC, for different parameter."

MAM - MB 33 Retro (Sequenced / In Context)

Published on Mar 7, 2020 Synthesizer and Studio

"The MB 33, by Music and More (MAM), is a reissue of the MB 33. The original MB 33 and the MB 33 Mk2, were build as rack - units. MB, is standing, for MIDI - Bass."

Modal Electronics - CraftSynth 2.0 (Sequenced / In Context)

Published on Mar 7, 2020 Synthesizer and Studio

"The CraftSynth 2.0, is a digital, monophonic, synthesizer. It's using wave - tables and has, some, digital modifier."

Future Retro XS Analog Desktop Synth

via this auction

Guitar + Eurorack: Processing & Control Livestream Tutorial 5/26/20 6-7PM PST

Published on May 26, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"In this tutorial we will explore ways in which the two worlds can interact with each other. We will take a look at some of the ways a guitar (or another instrument of your choice) can be processed through a modular synth, as well as how it can be used for controlling synthesizer parameters and triggering musical events.

Eurorack modules available here:"


Published on May 26, 2020 thisoldhouz

"last recording with the eml-200 i had for a while. this was meant to be recorded as stereo but it didn't capture that way. totally gutted by that but still posting as it was a fun patch to remember even though only mono playback"

Prophet Rev 2 Firmware update Synth Jam

Published on May 26, 2020 Synth & Sundry

"Just updated the firmware on the Sequential Prophet Rev2 synth to version so I decided to make synth jam on the formerly Dave Smith Instruments 16 voice monster to celebrate the occasion.

If you need to update your Prophet Rev 2, firmware instructions and download link available here:

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:"

Synth Jam 75: Novation Circuit, Sub 37, Alpha Juno, Waldorf Streichfett, TETRA & Behringer Model D

Published on May 26, 2020 Marcus Padrini

A Synth Jam directly from quarantine. May all be well!

MIDI Sequencer: Roland MC-808
00:00 Novation Circuit + Moog Sub 37 (Zoom MS-70CDR - Chorus and Reverb) Drums and Synth Bass
00:14 Roland Alpha Juno (Mooer Ocean Machine - Reverb and Delay) Synth pad
01:55 Waldorf Streichfett - String Synth
02:25 DSI TETRA - Poly Synth
03:23 Behringer Model D - Synth Lead

Nintendo / PAX Powerglove Analog Synthesizer Controller Closer Look


Powerglove posts

Roland JD-XA Lush Analog Pads Crossover Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on May 26, 2020 Rik Marston Official

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

#rolandjdxa #crossoversynthesizer #rolandaira
Roland JD XA "Into The Beyond" Crossover Synthesizer
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

I love the JD-XA, it is super AWESOME!!!
Playing a LUSH ANALOG PAD patch, super resonant!
Classic Roland LIQUID ANALOG sound!

Meteorite friends featured:
Right: Canyon Diablo Iron Meteorite from Arizona, USA
Left: Oriented NWA 869 Stone Chondrite Meteorite
Super cool vibes from these two! ;)

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

Clavia Nord Rack 2 SN 20043618 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Suzuki Q Chord QC-1 Omnichord Synth w/ Case & Carts

via this auction

"Suzuki Q Chord QC-1 with hard case, overlay, instruction manual, 2 cartridges (country hits and country classics) and power adapter. Q Chord itself is like new, tester and in perfect working order/fully functioning."

Roland Jupiter 6 SN 353937

via this auction

"Vintage Roland Jupiter 6 analog synthesizer. Just serviced by a synth repair veteran. Works 100% and has all original knobs and slider caps. This keyboard has been in my smoke free recording studio for the past 20 years and has never been gigged. This Jupiter was made October 1983. Some nicks and scratches here and there as to be expected from a 37 year old instrument (see photos), but great condition and very clean. The only reason I am selling this is to raise money for a new microphone for my studio, otherwise I'd keep it! She's a beauty!!"

Korg VC-10 Vocoder

via this auction

Sound Semiconductor Announces New SSI2140 Filter Chip Based on the Classic SSM2040

The SSM2040 was used in the original Prophet-5 Rev 1 & 2.

Press release:


Retains Classic Sound and Adds Significant Features

May 26, 2020 - Sonora, California - Sound Semiconductor today announced a major addition to its product family with the SSI2140, an update to the revered SSM2040 by original designer Dave Rossum.

The SSM2040 Voltage Controlled Filter is considered by many to be the best-sounding synthesizer filter IC produced, which helped establish a place in history for Sequential Circuit's Rev. 1 and 2 Prophet 5.

Following completion of the SSI2144, which is an update to SSM's other famous filter, Sound Semiconductor turned its attention to the SSM2040. First and foremost, the basic transconductance core was left unchanged to retain its sound characteristics. However, process technology and design know-how advances permitted the addition of new features.

Like the SSM2040, the SSI2140 contains four independent transconductance cells that can be connected for a wide variety of filter pole and mode configurations such as low-pass, high-pass, all-pass, band-pass, Sallen & Key, State Variable, Cauer, and many others. To improve temperature sensitivity, gain core cells are temperature-compensated.

Similarly, optional temperature compensation is available for the exponential port that provides a wide range of control using the SSM2040's same constant of -18mV/OCT.

A major addition is an on-chip "Q-VCA", also temperature compensated, that allows easy control of resonance ("Q") and supports numerous optional Q compensation schemes to overcome attenuation of passband frequencies as resonance increases. Should the Q-VCA not be needed for resonance or compensation, it can be put to work for traditional VCA or VCF applications such as, for example, a single-pole high-pass filter.

Finally, like the SSM2040, the SSI2140 has an input overdrive characteristic that many believe contributes to the filter's coveted sound.

Due to a different package type and pin connections, the SSI2140 won't directly retrofit SSM2040 PCB positions, but third parties are already developing adapter boards. One outfit has even developed a single board to adapt the SSI2140 to Rev. 3 Prophet 5's.

The SSI2140 is offered in a 20-lead Shrink Small Outline Package (SSOP). Priced at $1.18 for 1000 pieces, the SSI2140 is in stock for immediate shipment. Samples are available to qualified OEMs; hobby and DIY enthusiasts are served through a growing network of Sound Semiconductor's authorized resellers.

"When we started this enterprise, a SSM2040 update was on our short list," stated Dan Parks, President of Sound Semiconductor. "Dave Rossum was anxious to take this on, and as the project progressed he devised new ways to improve functionality. Early users have attested to preservation of SSM2040 sound, and some claim that Q Compensation 'sounds huge'."

Sound Semiconductor is composed of musicians and technologists with the goal of developing affordable, high-performance integrated circuits for music creation. For more information, please visit

Pulsar Base-One Soma Labs Pulsar 23 with 0-CTRL Novation Summit all controlled by Novation SL MKIII

Published on May 26, 2020 -CALC-

"Second recorded jam using the mighty Pulsar 23 drum machine from Soma Laboratories.

This time it is joined by 0-CTRL with 0-Coast, SH101, Beatsqueezer through Rossum Electro Panharmonium - recorded into Chase Bliss Blooper, Yamaha Reface CP and the don of synthesisers Novation Summit.

The whole thing is clocked and sequenced by the the Novation SL MKIII easily my favourite performance sequencer of all time.

This was created in realtime as it was recorded, I'd filmed something else but carried on rolling with a little idea and this turned out."

Journey into the Jungle on the Yamaha QY70 (A Tropical LoFi Beat)

Published on May 26, 2020 Audio Wanderer

"With the help of the rare loop machine 'Sound~Relax' we made a mysterious trip into the jungle with the Yamaha QY-70... What we heard will surprise you..."

Roland Jupiter X "1983"

Published on May 26, 2020 synthartist69

"This is part of my composition on the Jupiter X called "1983". The keyboard is split so that only the bass is being arpeggiated on the lower notes. The bass is a Jupiter patch called "Tight Bass". It is a very impressive bass and has a very MOOGISH sound. The right hand is playing a layer I created of synthbells and a portamento pad. Hope you enjoy!"

Live coding the Model:Cycles with ORCĪ›

Published on May 26, 2020 EZBOT

"This live coding session was really something special. I think the Model:Cycles and ORCA are the best companions I have found so far. The way control all works with 6 different synth engines is just unbelievably fun with ORCA running the show."

Sequential Synth Tips #5 with Noir Et Blanc Vie

Published on May 26, 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 and videographer Noir Et Blanc Vie demonstrating the poly-mod section on the Prophet-6."

Sequential Synth Tips

Noir Et Blanc Vie on MATRIXSYNTH

EP265 Sensel Morph and Animoog

Published on May 26, 2020 CatSynth TV

"We demo the Sensel Morph (with Buchla Thunder overlay) with the Animoog synthesizer app for iPad.

The Animoog is a software synthesizer from Moog based around the Anisotropic Synthesis Engine - the sound morphs among 8 different timbres along a user-defined path. Animoog also supports Midi Polyphonic Expression (MPE), making it an ideal pairing for the MPE-compabile Sensel Morph + Thunder overlay.

0:14 Introduction to Animoog
1:11 Setting up the Sensel Morph for MPE
1:49 Demo of Animog Presets set up to support MPE
5:11 Custom preset
6:00 How to create your own presets"

Let's build the MOOG Subharmonicon in VCV Rack

Published on May 26, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

More synths in VCV Rack -
Here are the patches and strip file -
00:00 - Sequencer
05:15 - Oscillators
15:00 - Filter+Envelopes
17:49 - Sound Test"

New VITAL Wavetable Based Soft Synth in the Works

Published on May 25, 2020 Matt Tytel

First some demos. Additional details below.


Smear: a spectral oscillator morph mode in Vital
Adding some new ways to change oscillator sounds and added this "Smear" mode. It creates a lot of high frequency content so you can create interesting percussive sounds with just the oscillator.
Inharmonic Stretch: New spectral oscillator morph mode in Vital
It's hard to complete, polish and release a large software project like a synth.

It's even harder when you can be creating and playing with new spectral-morphing oscillator modes instead.

This "Inharmonic Stretch" mode moves oscillator harmonics up the spectrum in a non-linear way.
Stereo LFOs and parameter modulation
All modulation source (LFOs/envelopes/etc) in Vital run in stereo and can modulate parameters separately for left/right channels. You might need to put on some headphones.
Modulating the phase of an oscillator's phase distortion.
Here's a feature I made early in Vital's development.
Distortion phase moves where an oscillator's phase distortion happens. Moving the 'Bend' position can make infinitely rising or falling sounds. It also looks pretty cool!
Spectral formant morphing text generated wavetables (feat. Mashed potatoes and gravy)
Added a spectral wavetable morphing mode that removes unintended formant shifts from playing higher notes (like chipmunking) and allows you to control the amount of shift instead.

It pairs well with Vital's text-to-wavetable, but it sounds cool with other wavetables as well.
Physical modeling with a band-spread comb filter

Shepard tone wavetables
Sometimes you don't want your risers to end, so I added Shepard tone wavetables to Vital. I would have uploaded a 10hr video but I figure when Vital comes out you can generate it yourself.
Harmonic Stretch: Spectral morph mode for wavetables in Vital
This "Harmonic Stretch" mode scales harmonics up the frequency domain, leaving the fundamental where it is.
Effects UI design and colors (no sound)
Now that I've worked on the effect design/layout I can finally start playing with colors :D
Effects UI design and colors (no sound)
Now that I've worked on the effect design/layout I can finally start playing with colors :D
Spectral Time Skew
Added this 'Spectral Time Skew' oscillator effect that scrolls through your wavetable a different amount for every harmonic.
Hard to describe, but fun to experiment with!
Spectral oscillator warping + wavetable phase warping
Combining Vital's spectral oscillator warping with more standard wavetable phase warping. All sounds were made with the same waveframe (with no wavetable movement) to show how many different sounds you can get with pairs of warp modes.
Audio rate filter modulation with saw wave input
Modulating different filters with keytracked LFOs in Vital here. Just a saw wave at a constant pitch as input so all the sound you're hearing is mostly from the filter modulation.


"Create Your Own Wavetables
Turn your own samples into wavetables by using Vital's pitch-splice or vocode wavetable import options.

Create wavetables from scratch using the built-in wavetable editor. Interpolate single cycle waveforms, warp existing wavetables into new ones or even generate wavetables from text!

GPU Optimized Graphics
Get real-time synth feedback from Vital's wavetable, filter, LFO, envelope, and modulation animations that run at a clean 60 frames-per-second.

Vital motion blurs LFO and envelope animations to show those ultra fast modulations. All animations are GPU optimized which leaves your CPU to do its real job, the audio processing.

High Quality Oscillators
Generate clean sounds using Vital's oscillators that have an extremely low noise floor and have a sharp cutoff at Nyquist for almost no aliasing.

Worried about CPU usage? There are some clever SSE optimizations to keep the oscillators easy on your CPU, so crank up the unison on both oscillators!

Full Stereo Modulation Chain
Stereo modulate almost any control in Vital. Modulate filter cutoffs and resonances in opposite directions for your left and right ears. Tweak an envelope so the decay time varies in stereo.

If all the stereo modulation gets too crazy, blend it back to Dual-Mono mode and have both stereo channels playing their separate controls in the center for a full stacked sound."

0-CTRL Patch of the Week #2: Adding More Expression

Published on May 26, 2020 MAKEN0ISE

"Let's pick up where we left off, adding more expression to the previous patch"

0-CTRL Patch of the Week posts

Noise Engineering Blog: BIA and Plonk jam

Published on May 26, 2020 Noise Engineering

"From the blog:
Here, we're using a Basimilus Iteritas Alter and an Intellijel Plonk in a percussive duet. Sequencing from Stillson Hammer MKII and Confundo Funkitus with input from two Synthwerks MG-1."

Waldorf Micro Q - 100 Classic Analog Sounds

Published on May 26, 2020 LFOstore

"#waldorf #microq #patches

LFO Team is glad to Introduce: "Analog Dreams" soundset with one of the most deep patches you heard on Waldorf Micro Q


100 professional handcrafted patches with mod wheel reaction

This sounds will work great in your Techno, House, Synth Pop, Synth Wave, Ambient, Chillout tracks!

Including recreations of famous synths: JX & Juno Series, Moog, Prophet,
CS Series, Polysix & Pro One, Polysix and others.

Inside of the pack:


Enjoy & re-discover your Micro Q with our sounds!"

Cinematic Synthesizer (2) - Korg M1 & Yamaha AN1X "Hypnosis"

Published on May 26, 2020 LFOstore

"#korg #m1 #yamaha #an1x
In this series of videos showing cinematic side of our synth collection.

Hypnotic pads & bells are going from M1

Piano sound is going form AN1X

I love that feeling which gives Korg M1 - it is ultimate ambient machine with organic sound.
Its motivating to improvise with key sound of my beloved AN1X on top.


Midweek Peak

Published on May 25, 2020 Ehsan Gelsi

DIY analog synth project ( Ad-vantage 03M Guide and Sound demo Part 1)

Published on May 26, 2020 Adamski A.

Black Case MIDIBOX Sequencer V4

via this auction

custom-built MidiBox Seq V4 sequencer.

Specs below. Note these are DIY only. Commercial release is forbidden by MIDIBOX. Typically you will find one-off builds for sale here and there for those not into DIY. This would be one of them. I haven't seen this particular design before. It reminds me of the new Roland Jupiter-Xm.

Roland System 100 Model 101 SN 450312

via this auction

"This particular unit is in overall good cosmetic shape. Nice and clean, with only a few blemishes. The outer part of the power cable where it meets the unit is exposed, but can be easily fixed and does not affect functionality. All original knobs, sliders, buttons and inputs are present and accounted for. No writing or etching on the synth.

As far as functionality goes, this synth works at about 99%. The owner who I bought it from says that it was serviced- tone is super stable, all keys work without retriggering, and all functions work. It sings, it plays easily, it’s a powerful instrument that is ready to go. The only thing I had an issue with was when the decay knob was almost all the way down (close to 0), the note would sometimes double trigger. This was something you would only notice if you were looking for it with extensive testing. Move it up a hair or two and it’s no problem.

People go crazy over the 101, the 09, the 02... and although the 101 is great for acid, all of these are child’s play compared to this animal. Earth shaking, silky smooth bass forever. Same diode type filter as what’s in the famed TB-303!

Also, this is the US version- meaning it does not need a voltage converter! Just plug it into the wall and you’re good to go."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 SN 5700

via this auction

"Dead stock Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 and has never been altered with original 120 programs loaded. Comes with the original Sequential Circuits bound Operations Manual & Sales Brochure."

Crumar Stratus Vintage 6 Voice Polyphonic Synth/Organ

via this auction

"The 6 voice analog and organ synthesizer from Crumar has 2 DCO oscillator that feature saw, square, and, a mix of the two as well as a unison mode and, additionally a unique mode called Alternate Saw/Sq mode which alternates the voices between square and sawtooth waveforms.

The instrument offers 6 VCF's and 6 VCA per voice and the LFO has an adjustable slope with delay controls, A different feature found on the Stratus is Octave Modulation mode where the LFO applies square wave pitch modulation over an entire octave. The Oscillator Glide is Crumar's Portamento mode with it's own features.

The keyboard is 49 key keyboard. No aftertouch or velocity but a joystick controller for pitch and modulation. No memory for saving user data but it does feature separate outputs for the organ and synth sections."

ROLAND JUNO-106 SN 581070 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland Synthesizer GAIA Hidden PCM Sounds/Presets

Published on May 26, 2020 Agus S.

"Some PCM presets via MIDI channel 2. 128 'bonus' presets available, some are very 'light', e.g. the acoustic piano sounds."

Duet for Synthesizer and Lovely Wind Chimes

Published on May 26, 2020 Mind on Fire

"We're At Home with Mind on Fire and Friends

This week Jason is at home outside with trees and chimes and a modular synth. When he's not making very nice sounds outdoors (and when he is), Jason is the technical director for Mind on Fire.

Take a peaceful moment with us."

Arturia MicroFreak Synth Feat Eventide H9 (Space Blackhole algo) for cinematic pads.

Published on May 26, 2020 Sound Provider

"For instant cinematic pads I like to use the great reverb (delay works very well too) of my Eventide H9 Harmonizer effects processor, it s make everything sound so spatial.For this quick exemple I use the Hybrid synthesizer from Arturia (Digital Oscillator with analog Filter) , the Microfreak who are very good for atmospheric pad, string, and evolving presets (Thanks to its paraphonic mode and all his modulation option).
The iPad on the video is the wireless Remote of the H9 (offscreen ).

Leonard de Leonard"

Stimming reviews the Soma Laboratory PULSAR-23 (Electronic Beats TV)

Published on May 25, 2020 Telekom Electronic Beats

"Telekom Electronic Beats TV’s synth expert Stimming takes PULSAR-23, the new 4 drum channel organismic drum machine from Soma Laboratory for a quick test drive. For a retail price of around 1700 to1800 euros, the PULSAR-23 offers a semi modular structure, 23 independent modules and a powerful analogue effects processor, and is definitely not a machine for beginners. Let’s see what Stimming has to say about the latest product from Soma chief designer and visionary Vlad Kreimer."

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with TAKAHIRO IZUMIKAWA

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Takahiro Izumikawa is a highly sought-after pianist, keyboardist, arranger, and producer born and raised in Japan. His style has its roots in jazz but incorporates hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and traditional Japanese melodies. He released his first piano solo album in 2014, which was sponsored by Kawai Musical Instruments. He moved to New York City later that year to further his music career. Since then, he has worked with well-known hip hop artists such as Smif&Wessun, Kool Keith, Black Moon, and Smoke DZA. He has also worked with Grammy Award winning musicians Maurice Brown (trumpet player for Anderson .Paak), Jermaine Holmes (vocalist for D’Angelo), Daru Jones (drummer), Mononeon (bassist), Marcus Machado (guitarist), and Timothy Bloom (vocalist).

In 2016, he performed with Takuya Kuroda, a notable trumpet player who debuted through Blue Note Records at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, which was headlined by Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, and Marcus Miller. In 2017, he arranged all the tracks on “Hard Times,” an album by alto saxophonist and jazz giant Vincent Herring.

Takahiro’s latest album Life is Your Thoughts was released from major label Ropeadope in the United States on April 10th, 2020.

We chatted with Takahiro on how he uses the Prophet-6 in his music"
You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Update: moved this up as I initially missed the link to the interview. Apologies for that!  Thanks to popman in the comments for catching it.

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