MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Arturia Beatstep Pro + Moog DFAM as a Melodic 303 Acid Box


"I bought this as a drum machine but discovered it can do a lot more. Really surprised to hear how it sounds with a basic acid line. Outside of Ableton's Ping Pong delay, no distortion or other effects were used - the DFAM can sound like this out of the box."

LXR Drum Machine Destroyed by DBA Rooms, Ghost Delay & BX-8


"This isn't subtle, this is Death By Audio. I built a Sonic Potions LXR drum machine a long time ago and never used it much, I decided to get it out and make this video with it. It sounds great, but the sequencer feels limited compared to an Elektron or something like that. The kick drum is going through the Ghost Delay and everything else is going through the Rooms reverb that I borrowed (the Rooms has sparkles on it and is great for making drones out of high hats)."

ARP 2600 FS feat. Masayasu Tzuboguchi


"2020年、満を持して復刻したARP 2600 FSを坪口昌恭が徹底解剖!

Synth "Maestro" Masayasu Tzuboguchi analyzes the legendary ARP 2600, brought back to life in 2020 in its full size glory!"

KORG wavestate / ARP 2600 FS Special Session


坪口昌恭:ARP 2600 FS"


KORG wavestate feat. ermhoi


0-Kick 303 Lockdown

Chris Gilkes

"I attempted to create the kick drum patch shown on but for some reason I couldn’t get the midi b to trigger the env. I ended up using the EON to trigger and it seems to work if anyone else is having issues. I have put a still of the patch at the end of the video if anyone wants it and if anyone one knows why midi b isn’t working (it flashes in time with midi a which I hoped was the correct setting) I would love something in the comments.

Anyway, as the kick sounds pretty damn good I wanted to hear it in context, so I fired up the 303, MD & OP-1 and had a little jam....

Thanks for watching etc.

More sounds at"

Oraculum SOLO rehearsal | Ambient Modular Soundscapes


"Part of the rehearsal process for the Oraculum SOLO project performed live in Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo at Palacio Nacional in Mexico.

It is a social distancing art proposal, adapting the installation for online audiences.

This film contains very low frequencies and some binaural effects hence I strongly recommend the use of headphones.

Fragmento de ensayo del proyecto Oraculum SOLO realizado en directo en el Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo en Palacio Nacional de México.

Es una propuesta de arte a distancia, adaptando la instalación para audiencias en línea.

Este registro contiene frecuencias muy bajas y algunos efectos binaurales por lo que recomiendo encarecidamente el uso de audífonos."

Simple things - gentle looping on Norns & iOS


"Featuring my Islands script for Norns and my forthcoming cross platform looper - here running on iOS (but also runs on Mac and Windows and hopefully Linux too). It's been more work than I planned but I am closing in on a release date

Bram Bos Ripplemaker providing some lovely sounds too"


zack dagoba

"Formant Modular sketch, by Benge"

Be sure to see Thirteen Systems by Benge.

Custom 4MS Triwave Pico Generator

via this auction

"This listing if for a 4MS Triwave Pico Generator. It is in excellent condition and comes with original power supply. It is a one-of-a-kind, custom version of this limited edition instrument, with VU meters and a durable metal enclosure. It can be used as an effects pedal or on its own to produce a wide range of tones from its VCOs.

Two tone generators (VCO's), each with:
Pitch: center frequency from rumbling low to hissing high
Tone: select harsh square-wave or smooth triangle-wave
Three LFO's (low frequency oscillators), each with:
Speed: rate of change of each pitch channel
Depths (2 knobs per LFO): Amount of pitch modulation on each VCO
Mix: blend between tone channels
Volume: output level

Yamaha CS01 w/ Original Gig Bag SN 28949

via this auction

Moog Micromoog model 2090 monophonic analog synthesizer SN 4468

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

via this auction

bizarre jezabel lilmim & pkhia

ivan krasnov

Ensoniq Mirage 8 bit sampler - simple chord sample demo


"just got this DSK-8 synth and refurbished it.
The panel was very badly marked, so did a respray. It's not perfect but much better

I also fixed the keyboard and cleaned the contact springs

This sample was from a KORG Polysix chord

single sample mapped across the keys

effects stymon Timeline and some reverb"

Sequential Synth Tips #7 with Peter Dyer: Prophet-6 808 Bass


"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, producer, and sound designer Peter Dyer using the Prophet-6 to create 808-style bass and other percussive sounds.

Follow Peter Dyer here:"

Sequential Synth Tips

Sequential Rev 2 DSI Synthesizer Review by Pure Ambient Drone

Pure Ambient Drone

Funny story in this one.

"The Sequential Rev 2 Synthesizer, AKA DSI Rev 2 is one of the very best analog synthesizers of modern times IMHO. The Rev 2 has great sound, an ARP and a sequencer. Its built in effects makes the Rev 2 a huge contender against any of the newer synthesizers of today. This video reflects my thoughts on the Rev 2 which is Dave Smith's newer take on the Prophet 8. I also include sound demos of the Rev 2 in this video."

SL MkIII v1.4 Firmware // Novation


"The v1.4 firmware update for our flagship SL MkIII range of controller keyboards brings immense new composition and performance features, which greatly expand its capabilities.

The new features give SL MkIII users expanded arpeggiators, new sequencer functions, deeper swing control, and creative transposition features. All the new features are designed intentionally to bring greater creative flexibility and possibilities to the SL MkIII user, and to be a constant source of inspiration throughout the music-making journey.

--- Discover the full SL MkIII v1.4 update:

--- Learn more about SL MkIII:"

And a demo from CALC:

Secret Squirrel - Novation SL MKIII 1.4 update | 8 Arps and a Soma Labs Pulsar 23


"Had some fun working on the 1.4 update for the Novation SL MKIII. This new update brings some killer features - 8 independent arpeggiators, probability and my favourite.... sequencer transpose! and a load more besides.

Whilst working on the update I came up with a little seed of an idea and this grew into Secret Squirrel.
The Pulsar is burbling away nicely and theres a load of the Spitfire Labs plug-ins hosted in Ableton.
0-Coast's fine triangle wave is the bass line and another arp is sent to the SH101.
Everything is sequenced from the SL though, doubling up the Spitfire lines with the synths, I'm basically using Ableton like a great big plug-in sound module.
Theres also a little bit of Summit warbling in the background too.

Grab v1.4 if you haven't already its so so nice."

All in one modular drum machine! BLCK_NOIR eurorack review


"Today we are checking out an analog drum module from Endorphin: BLCK_NOIR. Sponsored by Skillshare. The first 1000 people who click the link will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium:"

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

0-CTRL Patch of the Week #4: Sequencing Dynamics


"Let’s look at using the Strength Channel to create dynamic variation in a sequence."

MAKEN0ISE 0-CTRL Patch of the Week posts

Moog One Firmware v1.4.0 Update & Lisa Bella Donna to Support AFRORACK

Moog One | Oscillator Compensation Calibration Moog Music Inc

"This video demonstrates how to run the Oscillator Compensation Calibration in Moog One's v1.4.0 firmware.

Oscillator Compensation is a new update to Moog One’s tuning algorithm that provides real-time tuning compensation across the range of the instrument. Even if your Moog One is well-tuned and calibrated, running the Oscillator Compensation will improve tuning perception and performance.

Learn how to update Moog One's firmware:"

"A Major Update & New Explorations

Moog One Firmware v1.4.0 plus more than 20 new patches are now available for Moog One registered owners.

This major firmware update adds Oscillator Compensation Calibration to Moog One’s tuning algorithm to provide real-time tuning compensation across the range of the instrument.

We are also proud to present a new set of compositions by Lisa Bella Donna documenting her continued explorations of Moog One's capabilities. These tracks were composed using 12 of the new presets designed for the v1.4.0 release.

This collection of tracks is also available for purchase. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to AFRORACK, an audio arts organization committed to providing children and young adults of color access to modular synthesizers and sound design tools. Moog Music will be matching all donations."

Listen to the Tracks Here:

"100% of the proceeds from album sales will be donated to AFRORACK, an audio arts organization committed to providing children and young adults of color access to modular synthesizers and sound design tools. Moog Music will be matching all donations.

This record is a collection of instant compositions implementing 12 new patches developed by Lisa Bella Donna for the latest Moog One firmware update.

Throughout this EP, Lisa demonstrates the synthesizer’s infinite modulation matrix, impressive envelope generator range and control, and more Moog One features that shine in these new Polymoog-style presets.

The majority of these tracks are mixed right on board without using a DAW. Other than two pieces with added percussion, all sounds you hear throughout this EP are from Moog One. Observe how the new patches unfold to create beautifully complex and rich sounds in an improvisational environment.

released June 16, 2020"

Korg Wavestate - "Cinematica Vol.1"

StereoSchool Ru

"Introducing: 'Cinematica' Vol.1 soundset with one of the most deep patches you heard on Wavestate.


By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation & Anton Sacral Reason author "Stratosphere" for Wavestate

The first part of the series is devoted to organic & motion sounds ready to go in your action track.

40 performances ready to breathe new colors into your music and inspire creativity

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Inside of the pack:


Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

DX5 playing Kraftwerk "Computer Love" cover


In memory of Florian Schneider 1947-2020.
Gear used:
Emu Emax II (SE Synthesis sound).
Backtrack previously recorded (track by track) and sequenced on Pro Tools.
Composed by Karl Bartos, Ralf Hütter, Emil Schult.
Performed here by DX5 Jose María Bara.

Roland Jupiter-Xm iArpeggio Juno Grooves ZENcore Synthesizer Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official

#rolandjupiterxm #rolandjupiterx #rolandzenology
Roland Jupiter-Xm "iArpeggio Juno Grooves"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** ***Turn It Up!*** ***No Talking!!!***

The Roland Jupiter-Xm has arrived & it's worth every penny!
The Roland Jupiter-Xm iArpeggio is a mixed bag for some,
-yes it can be difficult to control at first but when you "get it"
grooves start to come alive! The first half of this demo is "meh"
but half way thru it gets bumping! I dig the iArpeggio now!
Many more videos are being filmed & are on their way!

Meteorite friend featured:
"Athena" 172g Moroccan Stone Chondrite
Super cool vibes!

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

Korg MS20ic To Get an Update?

Thought this was interesting. The KORG MS20ic was KORG's first mini MS20 controller for their Legacy software sweet that including a model of the MS20. It also worked with the iPad/iOS version. Someone sent the following to an email list I'm on. Curious what else might be coming for it, and why? It's interesting that KORG would be putting resources on this.

(For those who don't know what I'm talking about, it's the old Korg controller that looks like a miniature and cute MS20.)

I emailed Korg support to ask why the LED lights for the Env and Gate etc only work on the iMS20 version, not the VST or standalone app (which is really just a VST host, anyway). This has been an issue on the MS20ic for a long time.

Korg Support USA wrote back:

"We are currently looking into this issue of the EG LED not lighting up and will try to resolve it in the next update."

I am very excited. There is a lot of charm in those flashing little red LED.

Keep your fingers crossed, fellow Korg Legacy users!

Artist DIY: Vicky Clarke


"Artist DIY is a series of videos made by artists in collaboration with FACT in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FACT edits each episode remotely, while the artist shoots at their home or studio with whatever equipment they have available. In this episode, Manchester sound artist Vicky Clarke talks us through some of the DIY instruments and techniques she uses to make music.

Prior to the pandemic, Clarke worked on a project called Materiality, in which she combines physical materials and digital processes to build sound sculptures, and a collaborative project, Noise Orchestra. More recently Clarke has built an interface for Ableton Live using a revolutionary material called graphene, which she demonstrates in this episode.

Whilst in lockdown, Clarke has taken inspiration from a recent project in Russia focusing on machine learning to develop SleepStates, a browser-based artwork exploring feelings of online perpetuity and the sleep-like limbo of quarantine.

Clarke is part of Manchester’s music, art and technology scene, working to help communities and young people. She works with emerging musicians charity Brighter Sound and is part of local audiovisual community Test Card.

Clarke is also a creative associate at Future Everything, an organistion that has been exploring the intersection of technology, art and culture since 1995. She’s currently working on her first release – follow her on Twitter and Instagram for updates."

Teenage Engineering Oplab + alum case (stand alone version)

via this auction

"Oplab musical is a switchboard for all your electronic instrument. This is not the Opz module but a standalone original version. 100% in perfect working condition Only rare use 2 or 3 times in studio. It has perfect outlook, just a little bit oxidise on the screws, but nothing obviously, which could easy to replace with a new one. It comes with original aluminium protective case (around US 100) and original power adapter."

Oberheim OB-Mx Polyphonic Synthesizer (4-Voice NEW OLD STOCK)

via this auction

"An Oberheim OB-Mx in excellent condition.

Four voices, all original parts, recently serviced and tested.

NEW OLD STOCK, Acquired from an old stockroom in excellent condition, original box + manual."

Oberheim OB-Mx Polyphonic Synthesizer (12 Voice NEW OLD STOCK) SN MX001332

via this auction

"An excellent condition, barely used Oberheim OB-Mx with all 12 voices.

Recently inspected and serviced. New battery and all original parts."

Korg 900PS preset analog synth

via this auction
"The Tremolo effect and the “repeat” switch are not working. Also, from time to time (but not very often) it goes a semi-tone out of tune for about a second.

I guess it could be fixed by replacing the right capacitors.

All the rest is working perfectly. All the switch and knobs were cleaned and lubricated.

The wooden veneers were in poor condition, so a sticky wood-like veneer was added.

This was bought for a university project only, I don’t need it anymore so it’s just taking space. These are quite expensive even with defects (like mine)."

Roland GR-700 MIDI Guitar Synth

via this auction

"Very good condition. And working perfectly.

It comes with the memory cartridge, and the mains cable, but it doesn’t come with the cable to connect the unit to the guitar."

Roland Juno-106

via this auction

This is a bit of a joke post. The keys, followed by that slider.

"This Juno-106 analogue synthesizer is in good working order and is supplied in a hard carrying case.

There is one knob missing from the PWM slider (see photo), but the slider works fine."

Roland Juno-6 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"There can't be many Juno 6s in this condition anymore. You would never know that this is nearly 40 years old. Incredibly clean, with only a handful of VERY minor marks (see photo 4). From playing position, you'd probably think it was only a year old. Comes with original box and manual. Works perfectly and sounds fantastic.

This might be the most expensive Juno you've ever seen, but I can guarantee it's also the cleanest. This is one for the collectors."

Future Retro Mobius Sequencer SN FRM081US444

via this auction

"Bought from Control in Brooklyn about a year ago. It is built like a tank and definitely has signs of use as shown in photos. The original knob has been replaced with an appropriate knob. Works flawlessly. Excellent sequencer for acid style. Simplicity is its greatest virtue. Despite being so easy to use it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Super fun and great price!"

ARP Axxe Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 1455

via this auction

Drumatix | Fresh Sounds

Roland Zenbeats

"Drum up some drama with the latest Drumatix drum pack! These 100 drum loops, 10 patterns, four kits with various effects, and 36 one-shots are sampled from the classic analog Roland TR-606. Hype up your vibe with an included 606 inspired color scheme and bring the ruckus with your rhythms.

Now available in the Zenbeats store:
#Roland #Zenbeats #TR606"

Cereal Instruments - 'mesh' (EXPLANATION & DEMO)

'Mesh' is allows you to passively, mix, mult and attenuate in a small 8hp size.

Available soon on our reverb shop. [find their modules here]

Note 1 - 'mesh' is fully passive. Whilst this means that the mults are not suitable for pitch or sometimes triggers (where a buffered mult is needed), it means that it doesn't take up a power slot, it's skiff friendly, and a very low cost and easy DIY build at just 24 componants.
Note 2 - 'mesh' is suitable for both audio and cv signals.
Note 3 - What colour should production model knobs be? Answer in the comments below."

via Reverb

"Multi Utility Passive Eurorack Routing Solution

'Mesh' allows you to passively, mix, mult and attenuate in a small 8hp size.

At its core, 'mesh' is 6 attenuators. However, each row's set of 3 inputs are normalled together so that it can act as an attenuatable passive mult.
Also, each column has it's top output normalled to the bottom, allowing you to mix the top and bottom rows when nothing is plugged into the top.

This means 'mesh' can be, for example:

6 attenuators // two attenuated three-way mults (that can be mixed or separate) // one three-way mult and three attenuators // two dual input mixers and two attenuators

*to name a few :) *

Additionally, 'mesh' is fully passive. Whilst this means that the mults are not suitable for pitch (where a buffered mult is needed), it means that it doesn't take up a power slot, it's skiff friendly and makes for a great quick or beginner DIY build.

-As it is passive, it is recommended that 'mesh' is only used with professionally produced modules. We cannot be held responsible for any damage to products."

Also available as a DIY kit.

Cereal Instruments THUMP // Vactrol Based LPG & VCA with distortion (Eurorack module)

Note this is the first Cereal Instruments post on the site.

Their moduels are available on Reverb here.

"'thump' is a versatile vactrol LPG & VCA with distortion. 'Thump' allows you to send two signals through a gritty vactrol amp with low pass gate modes & plenty of gain pre & post distortion."

It's also available as a DIY kit. The following is the build video:

And an overview by DivKid:


"Here’s the new THUMP Eurorack module from Cereal Instruments. It’s a 6HP Vactrol based LPG / VCA with added distortion and character. A rotary switch let’s you select VCA mode and 3 increasingly steep filtering options. There’s two inputs with a crossfader, CV input for the gate level and a make up gain control. It distorts and adds a quirky character easily but backing off amp CV and gain lets you clean things up.


00:00 Hello & patch previews

00:44 What is Thump?

01:52 RAW sound demo

03:02 Dirty Thump bass + cymbals

04:23 Cleaner sound demo

05:18 Crossfader response, pushing into distortion and soft audio rate modulation

6:11 Adding character to wavetables & Krell patches

07:18 Adding THUMP to your drums & beats

08:10 Thump as a distortion & VCA tremolo for synths

09:28 Feedback patch - squeal central!

09:44 No input sounds for FX beds & textures"

VXXY DCM8 Digital Chiptune Drum Machine : PATTERN EDIT & PLAY

Masaki Takada

Just a Minute - Moog Subharmonicon #3

Stefan Tretau

ArpoLoop # Clang


"arpoloop metallic like sound"

SWTP Psych Tone vintage synthesizer composing machine 1972


"This is a cool box. The Psych-Tone were a featured article in Popular Electronics, and offered as a kit from SouthWest Technical Products. This has tempo, pitch, volume controls. Plus a lot of other knobs and switches to reprogram the system. Attack Decay Sustain sort of work, but it's more oriented toward musical note improvisation than synthesis. There are many switches and knobs for pattern control, etc. I believe the manual/article is still online.

I added reverb to the sound of the box."

Note, it's actually SWTPC. You can see the small c in previous posts here. I thought this might be an auction demo, but I only found the listing below of another one. If this one does go up and I see it, I'll post it.

An intersting side not is there were a ton of other SWTPC products. SWTPC stood for Southwest Technical Products Corporation. You can find some info on them on Wikipedia.

via this auction

"For your consideration is the extremely rare SWTP Psych-Tone Composer-Synthesizer. The unit seems to work fine, though the output on the internal speaker is very low. The external output works fine.

Please see our other listings. All proceeds from sales here go to keep the Vintage Synthesizer Museum open during this time of social distancing.
Thanks. Keep safe and healthy.

The Psych Tone was an early electronic music algorithmic composer and synthesizer presented in the February 1971 issue of Popular Electronics Magazine. It uses a 6-bit , to produce a repeating pseudo-random sequence up to 63 notes long. Three taps are made off the shift register, those are weighted, and summed to drive a Voltage-Controlled Oscillator to produce a pitch. Then an envelope is applied.

The Psych Tone is incredibly rare. It was a complex project, not many people built them, and it is difficult to find a working unit today. And that's a shame, because this was a remarkable device and we can learn much from it. So I recreated the Psych Tone in software, from the schematics, so it can be appreciated."

Pic of the backside inside below.

Meet CRAFTsynth 2 0

Modal Electronics

You can find additional posts featuring CRAFTsynth 2.0 here.

"Incorporating the power of 8 wavetable oscillators, CRAFTsynth 2.0 is an exciting modern monophonic synthesiser, not confined to just ‘mono synth’ sounds. With its complex and rich sonic spectrum, CRAFTsynth 2.0 produces modern and contemporary synthesiser sounds for new-school musicians, performers, sound designers and producers.

MAM MB33 Retro Analog Bass Synthesizer

Nacho Marty Meyer

"just testing the MAM MB33 for first time, distortion appears when you turn the volume up to maximum, this may sound much clean"

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

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