MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday, June 01, 2020

SAMPS - Eurorack Module

Published on Jun 1, 2020 otemrellik

"Polyphonic sample player built from Teensy 4.0.
More Info here:"

"A simple polyphonic sample player with effects. All sample playback credit to Sandro on the Teensy forum. Probably a better audio out schematic can be found here (the bi example, first image)"

Roland V-Synth Warping Space Time Virtual Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Rik Marston Official

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

#rolandvsynth #rolandvariphrase #supersaw
Roland V-Synth "Warping Space Time"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Roland V-Synth is a monster!
A sonic trip, Warping Space Time!
LFOs flying everywhere! Formant tweaking!
THEN we use the DUAL D-Beam!!!!
Sound designers, this is a MUST HAVE!
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! ;)

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #92: Wersi DX 1000 - Song 3

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the third song with the Wersi DX 1000. It's a 54-note polyphonic, 16-part multitimbral ROM-based sound module using the so called ASIC-Technology. It features 256 ROM sounds, 256 RAM sounds and 6 drum sets with overall 120 drum sounds. Somehow there is almost nothing known about this unit, expect the above features that I found here and there. There is neither an operation manual available nor any deeper description. Well, it has RAM sounds, which implies that one should be able to change sounds, but so far I couldn't discover yet how because the setup knob guides just to some cryptic performance related settings. I guess the unit is from the early 90s and for that age it sounds to me surprisingly good.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
DX 1000 - DigiTech Obscura - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PCfor recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Vermona Drm1MkIII With Novation Launchpad Pro Mk3

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Sound Provider

"I share this video because I was looking for a Hardware and Dawless sequencer with a good workflow for my lovely Vermona Drm1 MkIII Drum Machine since long time and I m pretty happy with the Novation Launchpad Pro Mk3 sequencer, so I wanted to show you my pratice .

Warning,The sound is pretty raw because the analog DrumMachine is in solo here but it's a good opportunity to make a demo of the Vermona too :) .

For info the Drum is already half mixed here (lot of SSL Eq and compressor) and the main effect on the Drum 1/2, Multi and HiHat 2 of the Vermona is my Roland Space echo tape delay.

Still interested to test other sequencer for the Vermona, so feel free to tell me what is your favorite

Leonard de Leonard"

Ask Sequential #7: Are You Still Making The Pro 3 SE?

Published on Jun 1, 2020

"Welcome to Episode #7 of “Ask Sequential,” where we answer the question: 'Are You Still Making The Pro 3 SE?' Send your questions to and we’ll consider your submission for an answer!"

You can find additional "Ask Sequential” Episodes here.

The HAL-ICM Frigit - a "Russian Fairlight"

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the full write-up.

"The HAL-ICM Frigit synthesizer from page 16 in the July 1984 issue of Keyboard Magazine.

The instrument itself, called the HAL-ICM Frigit, was designed by a Japanese-Soviet team, with the head of the music division of the Ukraine Society Academy of Scientists describing it as the 'most advanced computer musical instrument in the world'. It was similar in appearance to the Fairlight but it's 'costs, signal-to-noise ratio, digital recording facility, and synthesizing techniques for both sound and light were far superior to any current system'."

Sound Design with Polyend Dreadbox Medusa (Ep.5) - Drones & FM

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Miltos Schimatariotis

"This new episode demonstrates the sound of analog FM in the Medusa and a good way to explore these FM capabilities of the synth is by creating Drones. Since this type of evolving sounds can be created in many different ways, here I 'm just giving you some general directions in order to find your own sound. I also demonstrate how you can alternate your FM timbres with wavetables for more diverse soundscape creation.
Beyοnd the sound design, this video also features an example of using the MIDI CC capabilities of the synth for controlling and modulating external effects (or other MIDI gear) with the internal LFOs and Envelopes.
Finally, don't miss the second half of the video with my 'stereo' Drone jam with two Medusas.
Lots of content in this one, I hope you 'll find it interesting! Thanks for watching and feel free to leave your comments or questions!

0:00 Intro
0:56 Exploring the Medusa FM sound
3:10 Drone sound design
8:35 Controlling and Modulating external effects
11:14 Drone jam with two Medusas

Find me also on Instagram:"

KERIUM 2 | DX7 Patch Tutorial

Published on Jun 1, 2020 madFame

6:01 Patreon MId-Month Download RAVE Patch demos

This custom patch series is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to program your DX7 FM synthesizer.

To support the channel further check out my Patreon page and make sure you SUBSCRIBE!
All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

DSI Prophet 6 & TC Electronic Trinity T2

Published on Jun 1, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

Andy Summers - Roland GR-300 Guitar Synthesizer Demo with Jools Holland - G-808

Uploaded on May 14, 2020 WayneJoness


Andy Summers of The Police gives a demonstration of the Roland GR-300 guitar synthesizer with the Roland G-808 guitar synthesizer controller to Jools Holland. Andy shows how he used the GR-300 in the smash hit, "Don't Stand So Close To Me". This is the same rig that Andy is featured with in magazine advertising and in the Roland Users Group Magazine, Volume 2, Number 2."

Also check out the History of the Guitar Synth on WayneJoness.

This DX7 Cartridge Does Not Exist - Yet...

Cool website that creates Yamaha DX7 presets.

"The Yamaha DX7 is a classic synthesizer often cited as the sound of the 80's, this site uses a specially trained AI to create completely novel preset cartridges."

Doing the HAINBACH thing : Test-equipment music with Steve's MS-22 and Wiretaps

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Threetom Modular

Patch notes can be found here:
More on Steve's MS-22:
More on Wiretaps:

SYNTRX: Review and sound design tutorial // EMS Synthi reimagined by Erica Synths

Published on Jun 1, 2020 loopop

"Get a taste of SYNTRX on your sampler: download multisamples of the patches made in this video, as well as many more sound design tips and ideas available on my Patreon:

► Patreon:

0:00 Intro
1:00 The matrix
5:10 Overview
6:35 Connectivity
8:20 Oscillators
12:15 Sample & hold
14:25 Filter
16:25 Output filters
17:20 Ring mod
18:30 Spring reverb
20:40 Trapezoid
24:30 Joystick
25:25 Meter
25:55 Speakers
26:55 Input channels
28:25 Chords
29:40 Polyphony
30:50 FM & Vibrato
32:00 Sync mod
32:15 Whale call
33:05 Ring horn
33:45 On the run
35:30 FX send"

36:45 Pros & cons
39:35 Outro forest

Flame Mäander - Old Axolotl Dreams // Sunset Synth Jam #TTNM

Published on Jun 1, 2020 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Two Flame Mäander synth recordings in an auditory twirl between dreams and reality. MORE INFO BELOW :)


I’ve been reading “The old Axolotl” recently, which is quite different than the Netflix series “Into the Night”, but still a very cool experience for a moderate sci-fi nerd like me.

The description of the robots‘ dream plugin inspired me to create this jam session. The two Mäander recordings create harmony and dissonance and one is never quite at ease nor fully engulfed in darkness. The stuttering sunset through the net structure is a nod towards the robots’ once-human souls, which are trapped behind digital sensor interfaces insufficient to accurately represent the reality they knew.

Anyway, enjoy this weird music videos ;-)"

DX5 Playing a-ha "Take on Me"

Published on Jun 1, 2020 DX5

"Covering one of the greatest synthpop songs ever. It is said the main lead was made with a Yamaha DX synth layered with some other. I realized that the DX7 IIFD only does the job.

Gear used:
Yamaha DX7 IIFD
Roland JX-8P
Roland JP-8000

Backtrack recorded on Pro Tools, using Yamaha DX7 /DX7 IIFD massively (Bass 1 preset across the song).

Composed by Magne Furuholmen / Morten Harket / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy.

Performed here by DX5 Jose María Bará."

Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm Case

via this auction

KORG Electronic Musical Instruments Vol. 11 Brochure

via this auction

"Nice original Korg catalogue covering their entire product range at a particular point in time (I'm guessing 1984/1985), so full of synths, drum machines, pedals, accessories etc.
In good vintage condition with minor storage wear, around 24 pages long.
Synths featured include the DW6000, Polysix, MS20 and MonoPoly."

Seiko DS-101 SN 10100477

Published on Jun 1, 2020 StudioSoba

via this auction

"Up for sale is very hard to find rare Seiko DS-101 in very nice excellent condition! Fully Working and Ready to Play.

This one was in very good working shape. Its in very good condition for its age, all keys, sliders, buttons, pitch knob work fine and speakers are still super loud on this unit. Has few minor scratches and lines and small smudge on some keys not visible, everything works and feels smooth.

Check the demo video of unit working."

Logan/Hohner String Melody mkI 1974 - Analogue Synth

Published on Jan 30, 2020 Enzo Boldrini

"The Logan String Melody was a portable keyboard produced in two versions from 1973 to 1982. Manufactured in Italy, it was sold under both the Logan brand name and re-badged as both a and product. The Vox version was called The String Thing but still featured the Logan brand name on the back of the case.

The keyboard consists of four octaves split into two nearly equal sized ranges. In each of these ranges a combination of three string sounds can be mixed using faders labelled Cello, Viola and Violin. Each string sound is pitched one octave apart. In addition to the separate sets of faders for the string sounds, each range has a sustain and release fader. The lower range also features a simple synthesiser that is controlled from using faders labelled Bass and Perc."

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"The Logan String Melody was a portable keyboard produced in two versions from 1973 to 1982. Manufactured in Italy, it was sold under both the Logan brand name and re-badged as both a and product. The Vox version was called The String Thing but still featured the Logan brand name on the back of the case.

The keyboard consists of four octaves split into two nearly equal sized ranges. In each of these ranges a combination of three string sounds can be mixed using faders labelled Cello, Viola and Violin. Each string sound is pitched one octave apart. In addition to the separate sets of faders for the string sounds, each range has a sustain and release fader. The lower range also features a simple synthesiser that is controlled from using faders labelled Bass and Perc."

Access Virus KB SN 10001223

via this auction

"KB in excellent condition. Fully functional with a premium dust cover from Custom in Bulgaria. The keybed is absolutely amazing with no issues. There's a tiny dent in the upper right hand corner that's pictured, however it's only noticeable under a bright lamp as shown. This beautiful synth has been well taken care of and needs a good home where it will continue to emit some of the best sounding digital mayhem and splendor for years to come. Feel free to ask questions. Free shipping to the lower 48 only."

Access Virus TI Synthesizer Module

via this auction

YAMAHA CS30 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

E-mu Emax SE Synthesizer Digital Sampling Keyboard Model 1000 SN 37470687

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Comes as pictured with several sound discs, instruction manual, and original hardcore padded shipping box. Even though the outside of the box shows wear the internal is pretty solid. It will still be double box when ship. Box and synth weighs approx 50’pounds."

Acidlab BomBass - Souped Up 303 Analog Bass Synth

via this auction

The Full Bucket Fury-800 - Free Korg Poly-800 Soft Synth

via Full Bucket Music

"The Fury-800 is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the KORG Poly-800 polyphonic synthesizer from 1983. It is written in native C++ code for high performance even on 'lighter' systems. Main features are:

Two band-limited DCOs with individual envelope generators
Two waveforms with additive harmonics (16', 8', 4', 2')
Single (paraphonic) lowpass VCF and Noise
On-board sequencer and Chord Memory
Pseudo-stereo Chorus effect
Up to 64 voices polyphony with Velocity
"God Mode" for real polyphony
Continuous parameter values and direct access
MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
Plug-in supports Windows (32 bit and 64 bit) and macOS (64 bit)"

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

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here are the patches -

00:00 - Frozen Wasteland ( Portland Weather video - )
01:29 - Lunetta
02:00 - Stoermelder
07:28 - Count Modula
09:40 - QWELK
10:51 - Voxglitch
12:28 - rChoices
14:05 - Hora ( Detour video - )
15:04 - SV Modular
16:01 - Mannik
16:27 - Erica ( Fusion Delay video - )
17:34 - aeZ
18:48 - Studio 6+1 ( Tyrant video - / Wallenda video - )
20:47 - Captain's Sounds
21:05 - Audible Instruments"

Modular vid #311

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Philippe Jelli

"Small BB jam with 2XDRM1+X and a DRM2 driven by Scrotum Lab's Grilles trough COFilter"

Polyend Tracker: Full Release

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Red Means Recording

"*I thought it was going live today, according to Polyend, but it's still in the "pre-order, first come first serve" stage. Here's the official word from Polyend:

'The preorders have started on the 18th of March. We've started shipping the firstly preordered units to private customers/stores/distributors with the last days of May. This is a constant process. I think we'll be sending them for a long time before the Tracker will be available "in stock". Anyone can order at their retailers or directly at but we'll be shipping the preorders on a 'first come first serve basis' until September 2020 I think.' [see the dealers on the right here on MATRIXSYNTH for pricing and availability]

Watch my livestream on the Tracker: [posted here]
Watch Loopop's deep dive: [posted here]

Mono Lake

Published on Jun 1, 2020 CatSynth TV

"Scenes from Mono Lake in California, set to original electronic music by Amanda Chaudhary.

'Mono Lake is a saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake. These salts also make the lake water alkaline...
...Mono Lake is a highly alkaline lake, or soda lake. Alkalinity is a measure of how many bases are in a solution, and how well the solution can neutralize acids. Carbonate (CO32-) and bicarbonate (HCO3−) are both bases. Hence, Mono Lake has a very high content of dissolved inorganic carbon. Through supply of calcium ions (Ca2+), the water will precipitate carbonate-minerals such as calcite (CaCO3). Subsurface waters enter the bottom of Mono Lake through small springs. High concentrations of dissolved calcium ions in these subsurface waters cause huge amounts of calcite to precipitate around the spring orifices.[8] The tufa originally formed at the bottom of the lake. It took many decades or even centuries to form the well-recognized tufa towers. When lake levels fell, the tufa towers came to rise above the water surface and stand as the majestic pillars seen today'

Synthesizers used:
Arturia CMI V
Arturia Pigments
Vintage Minimoog Model D
MOK Waverazor
EastWest RA"

Exploring underwater environments with a 40$ sport cam.

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Jörg Schaaf

"My tip for the next weekend: Buy a cheap sport cam with an underwater housing plus a selfie stick and explore the underwater nature. That is much better than putting it on a helmet and create stuttering shaking videos.

I used my most favorite Spectralis pattern as the sountrack. I programmed that pattern around 2005 for the song e-pop, that can be found in the factory soundset of the Spectralis 2.

The 2017 album "Indiscreet" is available at my bandcamp page:"

31 05 20 BugBrand and Scrotum Lab [01]

Published on Jun 1, 2020 batchas

[Fun watching the sequencer LEDs trigger the kick.]

Main sequence: Grilles.
Main audio source: DRM1 with Xpander.

Direct out from the 3 mixers to stereo track (via Yamaha AW4416 with efx). No overdub.

One more:

31 05 20 BugBrand and Scrotum Lab [02]

minimal effort music

Published on Jun 1, 2020 wildchurch

"clocked music system

O2 Minipops - clock master/drums through filter
clock goes to buffered multiples in order to sync the following:
- Hougaku Mini Conductor with step sequencer
- Sony Beat Box with trigger sequencer + footswitch for adding fills
- Casio PT-80 with step sequencer (playing chord buttons); running through Zoom B1on multi-FX (creating woosey brass sounds)

The second part features the above, plus:
Victor KB-65 (aka JVC KB-600) - a semi analog home keyboard from the 1980s with primitive MIDI implementation.
Auto accompaniment section sync'ed to above clock system via MIDI"

Slow Clap - The Light Echoes (Live)

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Danny Nugent

"Live recording of The Light Echoes.

All tracks for the light echoes were recorded as a live performance in 1 take.

Full album available now on Bandcamp

Stream at

Gear Used
Launchpad Pro MK3 to run sequences
Modular running multiple voices"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

Published on Jun 1, 2020 thenoiztemple

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

T 1 Explorations: Digitakt, D-05 and eurorack

Published on Jun 1, 2020 torso electronics

"T-1 with Elektron Digitakt + Roland Boutique D-05 + Mutable Instruments Elements + Mutable Instruments Clouds + Mutable Instruments Yarns + LS1 lightstrips."

Flame X-4 and 4 VOX fun with Envelope

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Dziam Bass

"Hello Everyone!

I am playing a lot with the 4 VOX module - Quad Polyphonic Wavetable VCO and I'm using the X-4 Quad Envelope VCA from Flame instruments

Here was a little fun when I used only triggers that I introduced to X-4 for fun.

thanks to this, a nice replaceable melody with a beat is created.

you can lengthen the EG or higher raise the channel and you have more attack in the case of this patch for AD.
For me it's fun when I used 3 sounds from 4 VOX and these wavetable are different from each VCO. create completely new sounds that play to the rhythm of triggers. I added LFO to one VCO, you can hear it changing wavetables."

Roland MT-32 Sound Module + DC-20 Analog Delay + Fostex Model 3180 Spring Reverb

Published on Jun 1, 2020 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Roland MT-32 Multi Timbre Sound Module - Late 80's Early Digital Synthesizer
+ Roland DC-20 Analog Echo - 80's Analog BBD Delay with MN3005 Chip
+ Fostex Model 3180 Reverb Unit - 80's Spring Reverb

MT-32 Preset : Synth-2 Ice Rain
Controlled by Korg SQ-1"

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

Analogue Solutions - a whole bunch playing together! Fusebox, Vostok 2020

Published on Jun 1, 2020 Analogue Solutions

"Many Analogue Solutions synths playing together: Vostok 2020, Fusebox, Nyborg12, Nyborg24, Concussor drums."

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

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