MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 29, 2020

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Friday, May 29, 2020

The ThunderWave Ribbon Controller by The Electronic Peasant

ThunderWave Ribbon Controller Demonstration Published on May 23, 2020 epeasant

A new DIY percussion instrument in via The Electronic Peasant:

"The ThunderWave is a new type of electronic percussion instrument that you can build yourself. Instead of the traditional round drum pads, the ThunderWave uses curved ribbon controllers and force sensitive technology to create an expressive and intuitive interface that is both fun and easy to play. The instrument provides standard trigger, gate, and CV outputs, including volt/octave, for use with analog synthesizers. Each ribbon can also be divided into up to thirteen different zones, for consistent sounds using two drum sticks at slightly different positions. A 'striking force' trigger output and two force based envelope generators for each ribbon are also included. The ThunderWave is designed for the advanced DIYer, and can be built using common, easily available parts and tools.

The complete ThunderWave project can be found on the Electronic Peasant website, including detailed building guides and videos."

Be sure to check out previous posts, dating back to 2005, featuring The Electronic Peasant here.

Messing Around on the Korg MS2000 *No Talking*

Published on May 29, 2020 MR TUNA Music

"Just exploring some sounds on the mysterious Korg MS2000B
No external effects or compression (other than that warm YouTube sound).
It's a crazy awesome synthesizer."

Patch of the Week 60: Basshunter Lead on Korg volca keys

Published on May 29, 2020 Korg

"Creating a simple Basshunter style lead using the Korg volca keys and its pure analog VCO architecture."

Korg Patch of the Week posts

Technosaurus Microcon II

via this auction

"Technosaurus Micron II analog monosynth module in excellent condition. Includes power supply.

Awesome little synth, perfect for acid basslines!"

Korg MS-10 w/ Flight Case

via this auction

Arp 2956 Little Brother w/ Flight Case

via this auction

Waldorf Kyra VA Synthesizer Module

via this auction

"The Kyra sounds excellent - the FPGA thing is obviously very good. Myself, I did expect more bottom end on it than I hear. But, then it sits in a mix and layers with other synths really well, I think. I think the high end sound is terrific..."

Rare MusiConics BassMate Analog Bass Synth Pedal SN B-1174

via this auction

You can find a demo of the BassMate II here.

"This is a very rare MusiConics BassMate analog bass synth pedal. This unit has a total of 6 switches: sustain, percussion, 16' flute, 16' bourdon, 8' flute, and 8' horn. This pedal was manufactured sometime in the early 1970's and the unit is serial number listed is 'B1174'. This pedal is in great used condition. The unit does power on but has not been tested for functionality. There are some cosmetic scuffs and scratches on the exterior case from normal use. This listing includes the very rare MusiConics BassMate analog bass synth pedal as pictured."

Fender Rhodes Chroma Polaris

via this auction

"This is an incredible analog synthesizer from the designers over at ARP. 61 velocity-sensitive keys, full midi polyphony with CC commands. Compatible with modern midi devices."

YAMAHA CS01 SN 19452

via this auction

Pearl SC-40 Programmable Percussion Synthesizer / Drum Machine SN 100653

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

#SynthesizeLive with FEMME HOUSE (LP Giobbi & Lauren Kop): The Art of Synthesis

Published on May 29, 2020 Moog Music Inc

"We’re excited to be teaming up with our friends at FEMME HOUSE to bring you 'The Art of Synthesis' live!

Whether you're new to the world of analog synthesizers or you're ready to expand your knowledge of how these instruments work, powerhouse producers LP Giobbi and Lauren Kop (aka Mini Bear) invite you to join them in exploring the art of synthesis with DFAM, Mother-32, Grandmother, and Matriarch. This virtual workshop and Q&A session begins right here at 6PM EDT on Friday, 5/29.

FEMME HOUSE is an educational platform focused on building a more diverse community of electronic musicians and creators. Join us in supporting their mission and passion for inclusivity in art and tech with today's livestream and by checking out their new course "Intro to Ableton Live." Sign up for this immersive one-month online course using code THANKSMOOG for 10% off at"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

Published on May 29, 2020 thenoiztemple

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends
- for more noiz:
Created during The Plague.

Roland V-Synth Beyond Beauty Virtual Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on May 29, 2020 Rik Marston Official

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

#rolandvsynth #rolandvaraphrase #supersaw
Roland V-Synth "Beyond Beauty"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Roland V-Synth is incredible!
In this demo I play a preset patch called "Ocean of Saws"
It is super cool, smooth yet powerful! I love it!
Lots more V-Synth videos to come!

Meteorite friend featured:
827 gram North West Africa Stone Meteorite "Zeus"
-He loves the Roland V-Synth, too! ;)

ARP Archives LIVE! Episode IV with David Frederick

Published on May 29, 2020 Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Mini Master-Class with Sound Designer, Composer & Synthesist using the 2600:
Using the ARP2600 for Visual Media Scoring in the Digital World"

Yamaha AN1X Demo Filter LP&BP&HP no talking HQ Sound

Published on May 29, 2020 js-sound

"I really like the Yamaha An1x synthesizer filter. In this video, using the example of dry bass, I showed how the filter of this synthesizer can sound. But this example does not exhaust the filter.

Audio MP3 44kHz 24 bit"

Oberheim OB12 Is it just wrong?

Published on May 29, 2020 No Nag Recordings

"In this rather long video I try to demonstrate all the features of the OB12. Both it's weak spots but also it's strength's.
In my mind, it's a really good synth, well laid out and can do epic sounds. It has a lot of features that not many synth have. At least on papper. Some things just don't work. If it's because of a weak CPU or badly writen firmware, I don't know. But I just stay away from those functions instead. Just don't expect it to sound like a OB-Xa or alike. Rightly tweaked this can still sound huge and fat, quiky and mean."


My take: It's wrong, but a keeper. I almost gave mine up until I realized its unique charm. It's not the best sounding VA if "thick" classic analog is what you are after. The FM and Resonance can be ear splitting. The Ring Mod has a unique character. You have to be careful as subtle changes have a big impact. It's that oddball character that makes it. Yet somehow it can make some of the most lush sounding pads. It's an odd one for sure. I'm glad I kept mine in the end as it can do things other synths just can't. It's almost like they didn't fine tune or reign things in so put through proper effects you can get some real magic out of it.

"Ask Sequential" #6: How Do You Design A Module Versus A Keyboard?

Published on May 29, 2020 Sequential

"Welcome to Episode #6 of “Ask Sequential,” where we answer the question: 'How do you design a module versus a keyboard?' Send your questions to and we’ll consider your submission for an answer!"

Additional "Ask Sequential” Episodes here

STP1000: Synthesizer Teapot by Britt Moseley

Published on May 28, 2020 Special Special

Wait for it. You don't want to miss it.

"Britt Moseley takes us behind the scenes in his studio to tell us about the STP1000: Synthesizer Teapot, which is featured in the Artists' Tools exhibition at Special Special."

Hardwave Modular Synth Streaming Live Tour - Akihiko Matsumoto 05/27/2020

Published on May 28, 2020 Akihiko Matsumoto

"Akihiko Matsumoto Spotify:

Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP, 2hp Euclid, 2hp TM
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids - Morpheus
Synth2: General CV
Synth3: Disting mk4 - Curtis Filter
Synth4: Roland D-05
Bass: Piston Honda mk3 - MFB 24db VCF SED
Guitar: Ableton
Noise1: One - afterneath - viol ruina
Noise2: Wogglebug - afterneath - viol ruina
Noise3: benjolin - wogglebug - MATHS - Manis Iteritas - afterneath - viol ruina
Noise4: MATHS - wogglebug - afterneath - viol ruina

Effect: Custom M4L on Ableton
MIDI Controller: novation LAUNCH CONTROL XL, ROLI BLOCKS Lightpad M
Reverb: NI Raum
Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss Batis 25mm F2.0)"

WMD METRON S. Bus Tutorial - Using METRON with Malekko Voltage Block

Published on May 29, 2020 WMDevices

"WMD Metron is a 16 track Trigger and Gate sequencer with tons of deep features, real-time control, and a very easy to use interface.

METRON can be expanded to have up to 64 CV tracks as well by adding the Voltera expander (4 CV tracks per Voltera)

Metron also sends commands via S.BUS to communicate to other modules that are on the same powered bus board. These messages are MIDI program changes that are primarily used for recalling presets on other modules using the METRON interface.

In this video, Alex goes through how to set up your METRON to send these program changes to the Malleko Voltage Block, allowing you to change the Voltage Block's presets remotely and automatically from METRON. this is great for a Eurorack live performance, where you are using METRON as the master sequencer, but would like to recall presets on your voltage block. METRON's S.BUS function allows you to send multiple messages in one sequence, per variation, or per track. Eseentially treated as a 17th track, you can also change the pattern length of the S.BUS track independent of the other tracks, meaning you can have a polymetric feel to your program changes."

Eventide Timefactor - 30 Custom Presets For Synth/Guitar

Published on May 29, 2020 LFOstore

Demoed with the Novation Bass Station II.

"#eventide #timefactor #h9max

Welcome to the deepest parts of the extending Universe with beautiful Eventide Effects series!

Introducing "30 Cosmic Effects" for Timefactor Pedal & H9 Max


Here you will find all what you need to transform your Guitar & Synth into a galactic machine!

Different classic & unusual delay constructions
Molecules, Particles, Filter Bubbling structures
Space emulations - Timefactor can be a Reverb!

All 30 presets are modeled as insert type fx


Modal Argon8 - "Spectrum" Vol.2

Published on May 29, 2020 LFOstore

Buy: presents a series of banks for Modal Electronics synthesizers.
The series will cover such synthesizers: Argon8, Skulpt, CRAFTsynth 2.0.
The second part of the "Spectrum" bank for the flagship of the Modal company, Modal Argon8
The bank features massive basses, punch leads, soft plucks, flowing pads, and warm keys.
Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.
Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Friday Fun Synth Jam - Argon8, Zoom MS70 CDR, Pittsburgh 3900

Published on May 29, 2020 sonicstate

"Another in our occasional series as we head into our 3rd month of lockdown. This time we're using the Modal Electronics Argon8M with OS2.0, the Pittsburgh Modular MicroVolt 3900, the Zoom MS70 CDR Fx pedal and the ROLI Seaboard Block and the Arturia Keystep. Together with the Retrokits RK006 USB MIDI host/router.

The ROLI is driving the Argon8 via the RetroKits RK006, allowing for direct MPE connection with no computer, the Keystep is running the MicroVolt 3900 which in turn is going into the Modal stereo line in. Argon8 then goes into the Zoom and out."

Old Hohner Bassophon synthesizer "accordion" fisarmonica

via this auction

I believe this is the first Bassophon to be featured on the site. Looks the same as the Electronium in this demo video by Hainbach.

"It is not a typical accordion, as the sound will be produced electrical, not by reeds. It is called "Bassophon" . The case includes its loudspeaker. Please note, that it has a German plug. (Maybe I can buy for your an adapter if you need one) The instrument makes sounds on most of the keys, but needs professional service and repair. Size: approx.17inch x 14,5" x 7,5" (43/37/19cm) The instrument needs repair and cleaning"

Waves Grendel Drone Commander

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Red faceplate! No longer being manufactured! Like New Condition, Beautiful And Eerie Drone Synth built in an old Ammo Box..what’s not to love!

With a total of 9 knobs, the Drone Commander offers two manually-tuned oscillators and two LFOs, plus an unusually colorful and nasty filter. LFO1 is an analog variable-shape oscillator, and LFO2 is a pulse waveform that auto-synchronizes to LFO1 at a ratio of 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Both LFOs can be routed to the filter for rhythmic patterns. A line-level output jack is provided for connection to amplifiers or effects."

2004 Red Roland VariOS Open System Module

via this auction

Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly Vintage Analog Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Korg Delta Dl-50 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 285156

via this auction

"The fader in the Strings section is broken.
However, the fader itself can be slid.
No problem with the operation.
There is some distortion in the power plug, but it works fine."

Logan / Hohner String Melody II

via this auction

Yamaha KX5 Keytar Midi Controller with OHSC

via this auction

"Wow! For sale is an all original Yamaha KX5 keytar midi controller. Condition is very impressive, especially given its age. The metal housing provides a real heft unlike some of the other plastic Roland units of this era. The pitch ribbon condition is also very good. A few light scratches on the back, but nothing severe.

Tested and fully functional. Also includes extremely cool original case and very long blue midi cable. The only item worth noting is the plastic battery holster has a small crack at the end that has been repaired with a piece of tape. It works just fine, but you can easily source a replacement holster online if you'd like."

【エレクトーン演奏】Marek Biliński - Wśród Kwiatów Zapomnienia / 「忘却の花の中で」Yamaha Electone D85

Published on May 29, 2020 adamstan84

"Wśród Kwiatów Zapomnienia"・「忘却の花の中で」
muzyka (作曲):Marek Biliński

Utwór z pierwszego albumu Marka Bilińskiego - "Ogród Króla Świtu". Tym razem do organów doczepiłem jeszcze echo taśmowe - Dynacord Echocord Mini.

この曲はMarek Bilińskiの「暁の王の花園」という一番目アルバムから来ます。今回エレクトーンに「Dynacord Echocord Mini」というテープエコーを付きました。


Published on May 29, 2020 SSM Curtis

Waldorf Quantum Presets by Synthesizer Video Service Part 2

[demo] My Own Presets, Part 2 (Waldorf Quantum) Published on May 29, 2020 Synthesizer Video Service

Update: embed fixed.

My Own Presets, Part 2 (Waldorf Quantum)Published on May 29, 2020 Synthesizer Video Service

"A long time ago, I did a video with some self made sounds for the Quantum. Now it's time for part 2 with completely new patches! I tried to cover different types of sounds and selected the most interesting ones for you :)"

Part 1 here

Also see Synthesizer Video Service's Quantum tutorials.

Moog Subharmonicon 13min EASY QUICKSTART TUTORIAL

Published on May 29, 2020 SourceDistributionTV

"Here's a quickstart guide to the Moog Subharmonicon panel and feature set, so you can get quickly up and running and make music with yours (or for when you try one in a shop - hopefully soon)! Links to extra content below 🥳

Note: Reverb on the video is the Eventide Space!"

Polyend Tracker Tutorials

Published on May 29, 2020 Polyend

Polyend Tracker - Shortcuts
Polyend Tracker - Pattern Views
Polyend Tracker - Recording Audio
Polyend Tracker - Sample Editor
Polyend Tracker - Sample Loader
Polyend Tracker - Instrument Parameters & Automation
Polyend Tracker - Sample Playback
Polyend Tracker - Sample Slicer
Polyend Tracker - Beat Slicer
Polyend Tracker - Granular Synthesis
Polyend Tracker - Wavetable Synthesis
Polyend Tracker - WT Smoother
Polyend Tracker - The Step
Polyend Tracker - OFF FAD and CUT Step Commands.
Polyend Tracker - Step Value
Polyend Tracker - Step Fx's
Polyend Tracker - Fill Tool
Polyend Tracker - Making Beats Fast
Polyend Tracker - Preview Tool
Polyend Tracker - Invert Tool
Polyend Tracker - Rendering Selection
Polyend Tracker - Live Recording
Polyend Tracker - Song Mode
Polyend Tracker - Master Section
Polyend Tracker - Mute and Solo Tracks
Polyend Tracker - Performance Mode
Polyend Tracker - Performing With Random Patterns

Ensoniq VFX SD demo

Published on May 29, 2020 Panu Savolainen

"Ensoniq VFX SD multitrack-demo - own FX + Valhalla reverb + Waves delay used."

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

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