MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hordijk Simple Complexity

Todd Barton

"Love Rob Hordijk's sonic world view. . . "

APPARATUS Tube Synthesizer from the Dark Side

Eternal Engine EMI

John Bowen Synth Solaris

via this auction

ROLAND JUPITER 4 - Sounds, Patches & Presets | Synth Demo


"Roland Jupiter-4 analog synthesizer demo, featuring some sounds, patches and presets. This Roland Jupiter 4 synth demo showcases some pads, S&H patches, LFO tweaking, filter resonance, and envelopes. Filmed at Vintage Synth Museum in Oakland, CA.

Manufactured from 1978 to 1981, the Roland Jupiter-4 was Roland's first polyphonic synthesizer and supported programmable memories and voice assignment modes. It features 49 keys, 4 voices of polyphony, 1 VCO (triangle, square, square with PWM) + 1 sub per voice, 1 LFO (triangle/square/sawtooth/reverse sawtooth), a resonant lowpass and resonant highpass filter, 2 ADSR envelopes for VCF and VCA, built-in ensemble/chorus effect and arpeggiator.

The Roland Jupiter-4's LFO is routable to oscillator pitch, pulse width, filter cutoff and amplifier and can reach audio frequencies, allowing for crude FM and AM synthesis. The Jupiter 4's arpeggiator provides a choice of up, down, up/down, or random mode, and there is also polyphonic portamento/glide on-board which can be used in conjunction with the arp. Ten presets and 8 user memory slots allow you to create and save your own sounds and patches.

The Roland Jupiter-4 is known for producing rough and raw sounds, big low-end bass, crazy fast LFO metallic timbres, and gritty resonance. In this Roland Jupiter-4 demo I tried to show a few of these types of sounds during my brief time with it. The Roland Jupiter-4 often commands high prices on the second-hand market these days."

Floyd Steinberg: Ranking all the synthesisers I've ever owned

Floyd Steinberg

"This might be the most pointless effort ever, but here's a ranked list of all synthesizers I've ever owned. Sound examples and a brief pros&cons for every synthesizer included. Table of contents below...

Just so you don't waste your time, this list includes the following synths: Yamaha MOXF6, Pocket Operators, Circuit, AN200, WSA-1, PO-1, EX5, PEAK, ARQ-96, Refaces, Waldorf Blofeld, Roland Fantom X6, Korg X5D, Korg Prophecy, Yamaha TG-33, Kawai GMEGA, Digitone, and others."

DSI Pro 2 & TC Electronic Helix


Analog Four, Octatrack, Roland JV880 & Modular #synth rack Test

Synth & Sundry

"A short synth snippet using a demo loop from the Octatrack Yard Sale Gear Sample Pack to test out whether Analog Four, Roland JV880 digital synth, Eurorack Modular and Octatrack were all connected correctly both in terms of audio signal and MIDI clock, sync, transport and note/patch data. The keyboard used is an Arturia KeyStep.

Audio recorded into Ableton Live through RME Fireface UFX. Video footage recorded Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i

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

Arturia Prophet V Hybrid Mode Demo and Tutorial

CatSynth TV

"In Part 2 of our detailed look at the Arturia Prophet V, we explore hybrid mode. This is a novel feature that combines the interfaces and features of both the Prophet 5 and VS in a semi-modular architecture. You can mix and match the oscillators, filters, and modulators from both instruments.

0:27 Hybrid-mode tutorial
6:53 Hybrid-mode factory preset demos

If you have not yet watched Part 1 of our look at the Arturia Prophet V, we recommend you check that out as well" [posted here]

Drumkid jam


"Jamming with Drumkid ( driving Nord Drum 2 and providing a clock source for the modular.
Eowave Ribbon, Brains/Pressure Points and STG Graphic sequencer also come along for the ride."

See the Nerd On The Wire label below for more.

Origins - Fundamental, Eurorack, VCV Rack, Felt Instruments

Omri Cohen

"The WAV file for this performance is available on my Patreon page -

Here are some patch notes:
- I recorded Fundamental into the Morphagene, and I'm playing it an octave lower. Morphagene is also going into VCV Rack for some reverb with Plateau.
- I recorded a different sound from Fundamental into Arbhar, and I have the built-in reverb set to output only the wet signal.
- I'm triggering the Basimilus with the 1U Noise Tools module set to random, and it's going through the VoicAS LedRover and the Mimeophon.
- The Rate of the Mimeophon is being modulated by the Slew output of the Noise Tools module, and I have the ping pong mode on and also the Flip function.
- I have a few piano notes recorded into Nebulae, and I'm playing them in reverse and very slowly. Nebulae is going into VCV Rack for some reverb.
- I have one Freak module loaded with Vraids, the alternative firmware with 2 Braids inside, and I'm using 2 Particle Cloud models and sending them to another Freak with a stereo band pass filter.
- I'm modulating the VCA of the Vraids Freak with the Noise Tools, and I'm modulating the cutoff point of each of the channels of the second Freak with a 2 random smooth signals coming from VCV Rack.
- I have a recording of Janso from Felt Instruments on Microcell and Magneto.
- I'm modulating the position of Microcell with an LFO from VCV Rack.
- Magneto is in Shift mode so I get some harmonics of the recorded sound.
- I added the flute after the recording of the main patch."

The Ever I #1 (Vermona 14, GRP A4, Motif XF7)


Vermona '14 comes in at 3:17, GRP A4 at 4:35.

In order of appearance :
Unmesh Banerjee : kanjira and tablas
Emmanuel Burette : drums
Gregory Erb : electric and acoustic guitars
Laurent Pelletier : Vermona 14 and GRP A4 synths
and Fabien Labonde : composition, synths, Lag bass guitar, kalimba, mix and video editing.

The Animal World's LFO

"Is it a laser sound? A cry of a seal.
Usually crows in the sea."

Sounds like an LFO filter sweep to me.

Also see Weddell Filter Sweeps - "Encounters at the end of the world"


zack dagoba

"see for more"

Metasonix Modular

via this auction

"Metasonix Modular System! 14 Modules and Case!

RK 1 Noise Drum ( 2 units)
RK3 Ringer
RK4 Filter/OSC (3 units)
RK5 Low Pass Gate
RK6 Low Pass Filter
RK7 Thyratron VCO ( 2 Units)
R-56 Vacuum Tube Reverb
Metasonix RKP Power System ( 2 units)
Doepfer A-100 Case with PSU 3 Power"

Waldorf Rocket Synthesizer

via this auction

ASM Hydrasynth Desktop Synth

via this auction

Erica Synths Bassline DB-01 Desktop SYNTHESIZER SN 00684

via this auction

"From basslines and rave sounds to massive drones and drums - the Erica Synths Bassline DB-01 synthesizer lets you explore new territories of sound and performance techniques and go from a melody to noise and back in no time. The DB-01 packs an analogue Erica Synths signature sound engine with an advanced sequencer on top of it.


All analogue sound engine

Aggresive acidbox filter design

One knob overdrive for even more destructive sound

Transistor based sub-oscillator

Independent amplitude, filter cutoff and pitch envelopes

BBD based detune for massive swarm sound

Syncable LFO with multiple waveforms for FM and VCF modulation

Noise source

Intuitive, easy to use sequencer for up to 64 step patterns

Sequence transposing

Pattern randomization


Modulation track with VCF cutoff automation

Built in and user defined scales with micro tonal possibilities

Analogue clock in and out

CV/Gate output/input

MIDI IN and THRU – play it with a keyboard!

8 banks of 16 pattern memory

Compact, durable aluminium enclosure

Moog DFAM Drummer from Another Mother Analog SYNTHESIZER

via this auction

Roland SC-88 Sound Module Synth

via this auction

Check out the Roland SOUND CANVAS virtual vs vintage SHOOTOUT!

Building PAIA FatMan Analog Synthesizer from kit

Niche Channel

Drifting Automata // SH-01A

Stefano Mattia

"I decided to make a space/chillwave track using my SH-01A only. I really love this synth for the immediacy with which you can dial in a particular sound you have in mind. And for how fun it is to tweak the patch while it's playing. Here my little blue SH-01A is in charge of arpeggio, bass line, high pitched strings, pads, lead and even some random LFO sound effects. Delay, reverb, and chorus effects added here and there. Drums are stock Logic samples.

Additional footage: NASA/JPL"

Roland SH101 & Source Audio Collider


Ambient / Berlin School with Waldorf Iridium & Modular synths

Martin Stürtzer

"'Lal´s Dream' was sequenced and recorded with Ableton. All sounds:
Waldorf Iridium, U-HE Repro5, Makenoise 0-Coast, Mutable Instruments Plaits / Ripples / Veils & Doepfer A-140"

Synapse Audio Obsession: Review, Demo and Walkthrough

Starsky Carr

"An in-depth review, demo and walkthrough of Synapse Audio's latest soft synth plugin. The OBX based 'Obsession'.

0:00 Intro
1:12 Overview
3:55 Oscillators
16:15 Filter
20:40 LFO
22:42 Split/Dual Modes
24:09 Stereo Spread
24:58 Effects
30:54 Mod Matrix
31:40 saturation
32:45 Presets
36:51 Conclusion"

Upcoming Eurorack Infernal Noise Machine - INM-E LFO test


"Testing the LFO in the upcoming eurorack Infernal Noise Machine. Self-patching only, no external devices used.
The audio track de-synched a bit and I corrected it as best as I could. I'm still figuring out how to record with my new setup... much frustration, yes."

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

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