MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

"Funky Streets" - late '70s/early '80s Disco Funk with Prophet-5


"Tonight I was testing the cv/gate ports on the Prophet and came up with a cool Disco-Funk bass line. I immediately pressed record on the DAW - this one was a lot of fun to make! :-)"

Eventide Crystals For Creative Sound Design!

Electronisounds Audio

"I check out the new 'Crystals' dual revrse pitch shifter, dual reverse delay, and reverb plugin from Eventide.
It's useful for all sorts of sonic sound shaping, or completely reshaping your source material entirely! It's very capable and very powerful for creative sound design. Thanks for watching!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"


Paradise Children (1985 Czechoslovakia)

Are Sounds Electrik?

Some old school synth spotting sent my way via @deejayiwan: "@matrixsynth who knew they had JXs and DX7s behind the iron curtain... 1985..."

It reminds me of The Never Ending Story at times... See if you can ID the synth in that one:

Roland Releases Three New Patch Collections for Roland Cloud

Above: video for the SH-2: Space Aged Patch Collection


And the press release for the three new collections:

"Roland Releases Three New Patch Collections for Roland Cloud

Roland has announced the forthcoming releases of three new patch collections for Roland Cloud: SH-2: Space Aged, PROMARS: Curiosity, and SYSTEM-8: Frontiers, all crafted by top sound designers.

SH-2: Space Aged
The SH-2: Space Aged collection features 64 presets for Roland’s recreation of the iconic SH-2, the little monosynth that could. Pulling inspiration from space, the patches in this collection take advantage of the SH-2’s arpeggiator function and evoke the constellations with their complexity, richness, and usability. Explore the black hole-like low end of “Synth Shock Bass,” or fall into an arpeggiated asteroid belt with “Gamer Glytter.”

Also, from June 9 to 23, 2020, anyone with a Roland account can enjoy the SH-2 virtual synthesizer and the SH-2: Space Aged patch collection for free. Simply log in to Roland Cloud Manager, install the SH-2 from the library, and download the patch collection from the software section.

Release Date: June 9, 2020, 6 PM PDT

PROMARS: Curiosity
This collection for Roland’s recreation of the fabled PROMARS synth pays tribute to the analog powerhouse, delivering layered tones that give way to fizzy atmospherics, often within a single patch. Discover the bubbles of “1981” or the modulations of “Karhornia.” Then, take advantage of genre-tailored basses like “Italobass” for a Moroder moment or “Teutonik Bass” to capture the mood of a Berlin dance floor.

Also, from June 16 to 30, anyone with a Roland account can enjoy the PROMARS virtual synthesizer and the PROMARS: Curiosity patch collection for free. Simply log into Roland Cloud Manager, install the PROMARS from your library, and download the patch collection from the software section.

Release Date: June 16, 2020, 6 PM PDT

SYSTEM-8: Frontiers
SYSTEM-8: Frontiers is a premium patch collection for the hardware and software versions of Roland’s forward-looking SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer. SYSTEM-8: Frontiers leverages SYSTEM 8’s powerful engines to deliver mysterious arps, heartbreaking keys, and cavernous pads. Patches include the majestic “HOME”, Hydra-7”, “EBM Bass” and “The Darker Pad.”

Also, from June 25 to July 9, anyone with a Roland account can enjoy the SYSTEM-8 virtual synthesizer and the SYSTEM-8: Frontiers patch collection for free. Simply log into Roland Cloud Manager, install the SYSTEM-8 from your library, and download the patch collection from the software section.

Release Date: June 25, 2020, 6 PM PDT

The SH-2: Space Aged, PROMARS: Curiosity, and SYSTEM-8: Frontiers collections are offered with Roland Cloud Ultimate and Pro memberships."

E-MU Ultra Sampler - Demo #14


"All presets I made on E-MU E4XT Ultra. E4XT sequenced from DAW (midi edition and midi automation). After the recording was used lightweight compression and nothing else. Please use 360p or higher for better sound quality."

ESK - Moog Opus 3 and Reminder FX


"Some Sounds from the Moog Opus 3 (analog String Ensemble Synthesizer) and Enjoy Electronics Reminder effect unit.
Direct recording without mastering."

Using a EWI USB breath controller on the Elektron Digitone

Floyd Steinberg

"Using a breath controller on a synthesizer can unlock a whole new world of sounds. Here's how to set up the Elektron #digitone, a 4 operator FM #synthesizer, to work with a AKAI #EWI breath controller. Table of contents below. The demo in the beginning is one take, no external effects, Digitone only. Track 1 is reserved for the EWI, the other 3 tracks use parameter locking and program switching.

Table of contents:

00:00 demo
02:25 hello
03:10 hardware setup
03:48 choosing an algorithm
04:16 X|Y setup
04:34 amp setup
04:54 breath controller setup: amplitude control
05:49 adjusting modulator amplitude
06:40 breath controller setup: modulator levels
07:49 fine tuning modulator levels
08:08 feature request to #elektron :-)
08:49 low pass filter setup
09:30 breath controller setup: filter frequency control
10:36 portamento
10:53 overdrive
11:01 amp envelope attack
11:17 effects (chorus, delay)
12:00 bye bye"

Twisted Electrons Acid8 MkII SYNTHESIZER

via this auction

"The Acid8 from Twisted Electrons is a sleek, portable, and fun to use digital analog hybrid acid machine with an impressive feature set. Create and edit patterns on the fly, chain patterns to make songs, choose from sixteen different wave forms, four of which are editable from the included software. The analog filter can take the tone from fat deep bass all the way to squealing self oscillation. The Acid8 also has a bit crush and sample rate reduction as well as pulse width modulation, arpeggiator, envelope pitch mod, and bit invert. Connect the Acid8 to virtually any other gear with MIDI in and out, and sync in and out."

prophet 6 synthesizer

Jay's Music

Somber Electro Pop - Digitakt, Erica Synths DB-01, Octatrack MK2, Strymon Blue Sky


"Granular chords, side chain pumping, vocoded vocals, sad words, and huge shimmer reverb! Oh my goodness that's a recipe to get groovy in your living room with your pets!

Lyrics: "I think you've grown too close" Processed by the Roland VT-4.

If you want more and feel inspired to support me, please visit my Patreon page:"

Roland V-Synth System-8 My Friend Mr. Numan VA Synthesizer Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official

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

#rolandsystem8 #rolandvsynth #rolandacb
Roland V-Synth & System-8 "My Friend, Mr. Numan"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn it UP!!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Roland V-Synth & System-8 together in one!
The System-8 is MIDI master controlling the V-Synth.
When the System-8 is played, you are hearing BOTH
V-Synth & System-8 layered! Super cool & DEEP!
A little tribute to my hero, Gary Numan! No covers,
just his heavy early PolyMoog sound on the V-Synth
and a Flock Of Seagulls style JUNO-106 on the System-8!
Many more videos are being filmed & are on their way!

Meteorite friend featured:
"Athena" a high quality stone Meteorite from Morrocco!

Orgon Systems Modular Drones

The special sauce

Note there are several video in the playlist embedded above. You can use the player controls to skip around if you'd like. There some little characters on top of the system in some. :)

"A rare British modular made in Newcastle UK by Geoff Waterstone in the late 1990s early2000s.

There is not much information about these on line as it is rumoured that only 6 were ever delivered.

I thought during lockdown I would make a drone a day just to show anyone interested in what the Orgon sounds like
These are self-generating patches not really intended as music, demonstrating some of the tones available from the organ systems modular. an attempt to make patches that change over time using its 4 lfo’s as the only modulation/sequencing source with no external control.

It is a very simple system made up of
Three oscillators
Three filters
Three envelopes
Four lfo's
Two vca's
And a passive multiple
i will be posting one of these drones every day for the next few weeks.

Synare SX3

via this auction

0-CTRL Patch of the Week #3: Clocking the 0-Ctrl - Internal and External


"A look at clocking the 0-CTRL and how it behaves when clocked internally and externally."

MAKEN0ISE Patch of the Week posts

DSI Prophet 6 & TC Electronic Alter Ego


Volca Drum Editor by Ableton Drummer

Isotonik Studios

"The Volca Drum Editor is a Max for Live device which lets you edit, control, save and recall every parameter from the Korg Volca Drum digital percussion synthesizer within Ableton Live. This could become handy for storing and recalling presets, automate sound changes while playing and accessing parameters in a more structured and better overview. You need to connect your Korg Volca Drum via the MIDI in 5-pin socket to your computer. This can be done using an external sound card with a MIDI out socket or a USB-to-MIDI converter.

Easy to Set Up in Ableton Live

There is a Set-Up template/Ableton Live set included in this Ableton Live Pack/download for this Max for Live device BUT as the “MIDI To” section need to be edited and applied to your hardware I advise you to go through this whole set up section of the manual to fully understand how this MIDI routing works here.


Exploring the Doepfer Theremin Controller

Todd Barton

"Exploring the Doepfer THER A-178 Theremin Controller along with the Buchla Music Easel, MakeNoise Morphagene and Mimeophon and Intellijel Planar 2. Format Converter UTL-1 from Low-Gain Electronics."

Boss Bow Two Overview - 8 Way Multimode Switch - ALM027


"The brand new Boss Bow Two is an eight way bidirectional multimode switch with three different selection modes: step, strobe, and address. These control methods and I/O flexibility allow for a wide range of potential patches with Boss Bow Two as it can interface with essentially any signals generated in a modular system. In this video we look at making complex LFOs, routing voices, modifying/creating trigger patterns, creating unique sequences, slicing up envelopes, switch ring modulation, and much more!

0:11 Introduction / Overview
0:54 Inputs and Outputs

1:45 Address Mode Overview - Routing Synth Voices
3:43 Address Mode Overview - On / Off with Reset
5:21 Address Mode - Routing 8 LFOs
7:47 Address Mode - Creating Complex Envelopes

10:25 Strobe Mode Overview - Beats from a Single Clock
14:20 Strobe Mode - Ratcheting with Multiple Clocks
15:21 Strobe Mode - 1 Voice With 4 Sequenced Oscs

18:05 Step Mode Overview
18:52 Step Mode - Chaining Two 4-Step Sequencers
22:34 Step Mode - Patching 8 Offsets to Create a CV Sequencer
26:16 Step Mode - Slicing an Envelope to 1 Output per Stage

28:26 Looping Envelope to Castle CV Inputs (Step Mode) / Out of Time Beats
30:16 Ring Mod Style Audio Rate On / Off Switching (Address or Strobe Modes)
31:53 Pre Filter Switching Thru Oscillator Outputs (Step Mode)
34:06 Feeding MCO Outs Back In to Sync (Step Mode)
35:13 Rerouting a Euclidean Pattern Around the System - Complex Beat (Strobe Mode)

Thanks for watching!"

"‘Boss Bow Two’ is an 8 way bidirectional voltage controlled switch with 3 different control modes: address, strobe, and step. Each control mode uniquely routes signals from an input ‘I/O’ to an output ‘I/O’. Address mode allows for instant routing manually via the offset or external control voltage, step mode sequentially advances I/O following signal at the clock input and the strobe mode combines the two, holding the addressed position until the next clock pulse.

The reset input allows for master on off switching in address and strobe modes and traditional sequencer style ‘reset’ in step mode. The control input features both an attenuverter and offset to precisely select which of the 8 I/O’s are available to be ‘switched’ in address and strobe modes and sets the direction of travel in step mode.

As it is bidirectional, audio or CV can be routed from 1 of up to 8 inputs to a single output or a single input to 1 of up to 8 outputs. The unique features and flexibility of the ‘BB2’ allow for a wide range of potential patches to be created.

Lights Off module in VCV Rack

Omri Cohen

"Thanks so much for Carbonic Acid and Stoermelder for helping me out with this module!

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

I also created a document full of patching techniques and ideas that I will continue updating -

Here's the patch -

The module is still not in the library, but you can get the different builds here -"

New DIY Bratigel PPG wave 2.2 controller


"New BRATIGEL DIY MIDI and USB Controller for waldorf vst plugin PPG Wave 3.V
The most important controllers analog !"

Oberheim OB-Xa SN 812014

via this auction

"Here is an ultra rare OBXA 8 voice in very good working order.
Serviced in Paris by Francis Vanot (Christophe, Daft Punk).
The last owner add a Encore Electronics midi kit who did not work anymore, so we take it off, and we never use midi.
Contains the last OS OBERHEIM (with originals presets sounds)
CPU Electron Gate"

Roland Jupiter-8

via this auction

"This is an early 12 bit unit, pre DCB, serial number xxx949...

Diagnostics and repair performed by Jareth Lackey of Synthpro Restorations, LLC.

Service included repair of an oscillator that wouldn’t track, a wave shape circuit repair, replacement of two op amps, five interface buttons, oscillator sync switch , one broken key, and the save battery which was recently replaced on a separate trip to Synthpro.

Recently gone through, every function works as they should, and the factory presets were restored due to the battery replacement

The bottom of E4 key is chipped, shown in pictures, and the pulse width modulation slider wiggles loose, also shown in pictures. The slider must be stabilized when using. Despite this, it has a smooth reaction, and is not a wiper or carbon track issue but a broken actuator. It works as it should otherwise.

Roland SH-201 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Minitaur Analogue Bass Synth

via this auction

A Little Aeros Loop Studio Demo

Red Means Recording

"The Aeros Loop Studio by Singular Sound is a fun, capable multitrack looper with one of the best UIs I've ever experienced on a hardware device. Here's a video showing off how it works with the Teenage Engineering OP-1."

S-CAT Analogue Bass-Drum

Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Testing the controls on the new Analogue Bass Drum. The TR-606 is playing the drum via tom trigger output. First Batch of Circuit board currently on order."

Waldorf Microwave XT demo

Panu Savolainen

"I found old single-shot Microwave XT demofiles from 2001 and added some old studio pictures when I still had XT. Everything is coming from Microwave. No sound layering done."

Jupiter Clone - Sound Demo 2


"Some Fat analog sounds from my home brew Jupiter 8 'inspired' synthesizer.

My friend Timo from Supercritical Synthesizers took the JP Clone for a test drive. if you like synthesizers and hardware, check out their website and youtube channel. They make really cool and awesome sounding gear :)

ps. Don't mind the wobbly keybed. I did some last minute tuning before Timo started to play and in all the excitement I forgot to secure the screws :D

Serge Modular - Suspense Atmosphere


ARA-Serpens Modular/Anima and Altar Filter -Ritual Electronics

Dziam Bass

"Hello all.
The last two modules I have opened are the new ARA- sequential switch from Serpens Modular and Anima from Ritual Electronics.
I recorded a small patch with these modules when ARA is as a sequencer and Anima has dual digital VCO and EG and LFO, but I only used one VCO and the other I used envelope.
from another module I added lfo for decay and curves changes so from time to time they change in motion. I added Altar filter also from Ritual which adds character to Anima.
I added Drums from Pico Drums triggered via Pico TRIGG from Erica Synths.
I recommend checking these Serpens and Ritual modules because they give you a lot of possibilities and have great performance.
for me it is a lot of fun but also a lot of possibilities which I discover every time I exceed my thoughts on this module and come out great new sounds and sequences which normally I would not put together without the input of these modules when they go further than I can consciously do.
Thanks for ur time and watching and have a GREAT MODULAR day."

MSK 007 Leapfrog Filter-North Coast Synthesis/ Primary Oscillator -Pittsburgh Modular/Quadigy-Klavis

Dziam Bass

"Hi All.
I took Leapfrog Filter MSK 007 from North Coast Synthesis again this morning for fun with FM, I also added MSK 008 VC Octave Switch and I used the Lifeforms Primary Oscillator from Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers and attached an interesting module from Klavis this Quad Programmable Envelope Generator for this morphing envelopes therefore they are once shorter and longer set the sequences in a small motion , Leapfrog with Primary VCO they give me a really nice sound but I also like adding FM in the filter, I added Timbres to exponential FM so I wanted to share this sound in this short video.
let me know what you think about this sound, it seems quite smooth but also with a great character that hits my head.
sorry for my tripod, my dog walked a lot today during the recording ;-)"

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

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