MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

"The Leap Not Taken" by MATTELICA


"Live take of an original track with the Moog Subharmonicon + Moog DFAM x2 + Moog Grandmother to a Roland VS880 HDR to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

Amanda Chaudhary Performance Resident Electronic Music 07-14-2020

CatSynth TV

"Amanda Chaudhary performs a live electronic-music set at Resident Electronic Music, a monthly (live-streaming) showcase hosted by The Laundry in San Francisco.

A mixture of abstract electronics on a modular synthesizer (Sputnik, Metasonix, Strymon, Qu-Bit, Expert Sleepers, FolkTek, Noise Engineering and more), Stylophone, Sensel Morph, Live is Unfair joystick along with beats from Ableton Live and Arturia Spark; and jazz keyboard using Nord Stage EX, Sequential Prophet 12, and Arturia V Collection instruments.

Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at The Laundry. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas. "

Tama DS200 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 200274

via this auction

"Vintage drum synthesizer, the Tama DS200. The device has been fully tested and is in perfect working condition. I primarily was using it for the very low sub bass frequencies it generates. Many drum machines\synths have short\limited volume envelopes for bass sounds but with this thing you can get loooong sub booms from it. You can also get 50's-ish sci-fi sounds and the sound I think most associated with this devices is the Tom like sound heard on many Disco records of the 70s and 80s. It has two analogue oscillators with sensitivity, sweep range, sweep time, decay time, volume control and pickup input for each oscillator. Then envelop depends on the input source like an envelope follower."

Access Virus TI Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

"This one is in really, really nice condition! Looks beautiful and works perfectly.

I have the rack ears (currently attached) and the wood sides. I also have the output jacks rotated to the bottom but I can rotate them to the back if you like."

Waldorf Kyra Desktop Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf Rack Attack Drum Synthesizer SN 2210110002766

via this auction

Modal Electronics 008 Analog 8 Voice (Discrete)

via this auction

"As you probably know, the 008 is not being made anymore. This has nothing to do with the design, it's purely because the build cost does not make it a profitable venture at all for Modal. The sound is very reminiscent of the (ARP) Rhodes Chroma mixed with some Memory Moog Plus. The additional features are far more advanced than any of the other analog polysynths on the market right now."

Bass Station II - Advanced Sound Design // Novation Live


"-CALC- revisits the classic Bass Station II analogue synth, with a live stream focused on sound design. -CALC- will cover some of the more interesting and unusual features that this beast of a monosynth has to offer, including a look at programming the powerful AFX mode, releasing the 3rd Oscillator, paraphonic control and exploring the very powerful and programmable envelopes."


zack dagoba

ARP 2500

"See for more"

Sequential Pro 3 & TC Electronic Flashback 2


A THOUSAND MOONS: PEAK - REV2 - V-Synth GT - Radias - Ti2

Alba Ecstasy

ESK - Korg Lambda ES-50 and Boss SY-300


"Some sounds from the Korg Lambda ES-50 (analog String Ensemble Synthesizer) and Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer effect unit.

In the video you hear every sound first dry from the Korg Lambda and afterwards played through the Boss Guitar Synthesizer.

Direct recording without mastering."

Gotharman LD3: how it can sound


00:00 intro
00:54 Drum
04:35 Pad
05:10 smothhh travling ^^
05:55 bass
06:35 Tiny glitchy sound
06:55 Preste demo

Quick preset demo i have made on the gotharman little deformer 3 , only internal oscilator used,recorde direct out of the ld3 , no other FX than youtube compression ^^
quick demo and review of the LD3: [posted here]
Dowload the preset : (beward it's the A07 preset)

This is how the LD3 can sound.

Waldorf IRIDIUM: Review and full tutorial (applicable to Quantum too)


0:00 Overview
7:50 User Interface
13:00 Osc controls
13:55 Wavetable
18:10 Waveform
21:15 Sampler
22:15 Multisamples
24:25 Granular
27:30 Live granular
28:40 Resonator
32:45 Kernels synth
38:00 Subharmonic kernels
39:05 Kernel macros
41:40 Stereo filters
45:15 Digi former
47:50 Effects
50:30 Modulation
53:10 Controllers
55:15 LFOs
56:10 Envelopes
57:15 Komplex mod
58:30 Layers & unison
1:00:20 Arpeggiator
1:01:40 Sequencer
1:04:13 Pad config
1:05:00 Pad trig sequencer
1:06:55 Misc
1:08:10 vs Quantum
1:09:00 Pros & cons

Demodulating signals with modDemix


"The first Make Noise module was the modDemod, released in early 2008. The name is short for modulation/demodulation, which is the process of extracting a signal from a carrier wave in communications technology, for example in radios. The modDemod has been out of production for a long time, but its legacy lives on in the modDemix."



"Here's a tutorial video on how to set up and use the Mäander's MIDI features.


The Mäander provides both MIDI input and output on separate MIDI channels for the polyphonic synth and the percussion parts (input, noise and filter band envelopes). You can also define what MIDI data is received and sent. The two MIDI input sockets at the back of the device let you attach two different controllers or sequencers, to separately play the synth, the filter bank and to send program change commands. It's very easy to set up und flexible :-) "

Steel Tongue Drum + Modular Synth

"I recently added a piezo pickup to my Aklot Steel Tongue Drum. I immediately thought about plugging it into my modular synth. Here is one example of what you can do with an electric steel tongue drum. By the way, the "check 1 2" track was just me testing a mic. I captured it in the Phonogene and then decided to use that sample in the track.

See the video showing how to add a pickup to the drum here:"

How To Electrify a Steel Tongue Drum

Check out my playlist of tongue drum videos here:

MiniLab MkII Firmware V1.1

"Arturia announce MiniLab MkII Firmware Update V1.1

The perfect introduction to sound exploration. Compact, feature-packed, fun. Absolute creative freedom, unprecedented value. MiniLab MkII continues to be a firm favorite for musicians of all abilities - and with the latest firmware update, it’s more intuitive, tactile and responsive than ever.

MiniLab MkII Firmware V1.1 - what’s new?

Designed with users’ feedback in mind, this free update will enhance your MiniLab MkII workflow so you can focus on the important stuff - getting creative and finding your sound. Here is what’s included:

Improved control accuracy

A Closet Hanger for Your Teenage Engineering Synths

"splash modular bag is made to organize your gear in a water resistant roll up bag. all pockets are removable and can be purchased separately, so you can build the system for your specific needs.
splash comes with a built-in elastic cable storage system and pockets that are designed to fit the OP-1, OP-Z, and pocket operators (synth and cables not included).

dimensions: 40cm x 20 cm x 5cm (when folded)
76cm x 36cm x 1cm (unfolded)
weight: 0.5kg
color: transparent & black
material: thermoplastic polyurethane"

Moog Liberation Synthesizer Keytar

via this auction

Serial # S040 Keytar
Serial # 1020 Supply / Interface

"WORKING CONDITION: Very Good - All keys are working great. The Mod Amt wheel spins continuously and has no effect on the sound. The attack slider in the Contour Generator section must be gripped firmly or it gets stuck halfway through its range. All other controls are in fine working order. Overall working condition is very good."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 1901 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ GliGli Mod

via this auction

"Studio use only. Beautiful Cherry wood sides. GliGli mod. All works as it should. No scratches, with photocopied manuals, power cord and original OS chip."

Korg 800 DV

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

" A beautiful 800DV !

Serviced ( see list below), a little agewear : mostly on the metal front panel , and wooden bits around keyboards ( check pics !)

Beside that, very good cosmetical condition, and 100% working !

Service work :

-Complete change of electrolytics / tantalum capacitors
- Cleaning of the keyboards conacts, individual cleaning of the keys
- Dissasembly & cleaning of faulty switches , faders & potentiometers
- One new key ( 3D printed ) have been installed
- 8 new plastics knobs ( 3D printed) for filters faders & vca section have been installed to replace the missing ones
-Complete calibration
- 1 missing rubber foot have been added

The synth is located in my repair workshop ( Paris), local pickup is advised, but a shipping would be possible ( contact me first to discuss shipping rate & packing material costs)"

Original Novation Bass Station SN 0003115

via this auction

'Original 1990's Novation Bass Station. Fully functional, has some tape residue from where it had been previous labeled.

No box, No Power Supply - Tested using batteries (6 x AA)"

New Mother-32 Tutorial Demos

Moog Music Inc

Mother-32 | How to Achieve Variable Waveforms
Mother-32 | Approaches to Complex Filter Modulation
Mother-32 | How to Create Variable Accents for Acid Bass Lines

Johnny Woods | Live Buchla Modular Performance for CMSF

Johnny Woods

"An improvised live performance for the Colorado Modular Synth Festival on July 11th, 2020. Buchla 200e, Lexicon PCM-80, and RE-501 Tape Echo."

Live w/ Hydrasynth, Moog Subharmonicon, DFAM, Empress Reverb, Echosystem, Multidrive, EHX Oceans 12

Jay Hosking

"A live track performed entirely on hardware. I've got something pretty big coming up (an actual workflow video!) but I wanted to capture this musical ice sculpture before it melted.

At its heart is the Moog Subharmonicon and its polymeter melody; I love how the Electroharmonix Oceans 12 adds some weirdness to it, via two reverb algorithms (one in reverse), plus its "tide" parameter which adds a gentle LFO to the panning.

As before, two DFAMs do the job of drums, with one running on its standard clock (kick and snare) and the other following the Subharmonicon's lead (hi-hats). At this point, I think it's impossible for me to enjoy the DFAM fully without the Empress Multidrive on it; the Multidrive brings out the highs and lows and adds some beautiful saturation, all at the same time.

And then doing most of the heavy lifting is the ASM Hydrasynth. No matter how good the Hydra sounds (and it does sound great), the experience of playing the Hydra is its best feature. It's hard to describe how responsive and expressive its polyaftertouch keybed is; suffice it to say that it shaped the chords, arrangement, and dynamics of the song. And with the Empress Reverb on it, it really steals the show.

Oh, and I added my voice again. Almost didn't. And some acoustic guitar? I don't know. It felt right.

Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth + Empress Reverb — Bass, pads
Moog Subharmonicon + Electroharmonix Oceans 12 — Polymeter melody
Moog DFAM + Empress Multidrive — Kick and snare
Moog DFAM + Empress Echosystem — Hats and bells
(Meris Polymoon does nothing in this one; it was just still set up from last time.)
Larrivee D-03 — Acoustic guitar

Performed and recorded live. Compression, delay, and reverb added to vocals and acoustic guitar during recording, and compression/limiting on the master."

Sonic LAB Dreadbox Typhon Synthesizer Review


"Dreadbox have released another collaborative instrument with Typhon - it's an analogue monophonic desktop synthesizer with two oscillators and 3 digital effects engines with algorithms supplied by Sinevibes - these are operating at 32bit 96kHz. It also has 256 memory locations and an external audio input."

Dreadbox Typhon

01-The Dreadbox Typhon: Introduction


"Here is a music-only introduction to the Dreadbox Typhon in the form of a music performance featuring the Typhon. All tonal instruments are live or sequenced performances on the Typhon multitracked into a song. All effects are from the Typhon."

Modal Argon8 with MPE from iPhone app KB-1

Barry Neilsen

"Just messing around with a new feature."

Classic FX Version 2.0

Igor Vasiliev

"Demo of the raw sound of various types of synths - Virtual analog (Clavia Nord Lead 3), Monophonic analog (Moog Slim Phatty), Phase distortion (Casio CZ-101, very similar to FM synthesis) and processed sound in the Classic FX application on iPad .

Classic FX application is a complete sound effects processor and a mono to stereo converter with equalizer, effects and reverb suitable for any kind of audio source and uses special high quality sound processing algorithms.

You can find more information about Classic FX and other sound processing and experimental applications on the site:"

Update: What's new in version 2.0:

Three band equalizer with high / low shelving filters and middle peaking filter.
Easy to use algorithmic reverb, suitable for any sound source.
All parameters of equalizer, effects and reverb accessible for AUv3 host.
Quick info and description of the algorithm used in presets.
Several new presets added. Improved audio processing engine.
Some improvements of user interface.
Optimization for use with GarageBand.
Fixed a few small bugs.

App Sound SA Obsession Analog Spheres


"A bank with 128 new presets for Obsession by Synapse Audio. From vintage to contemporary sounds. For better audio quality check the demo on SoundCloud:
Get 'Analog Spheres' here:"


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