MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

Super Sixteen is Fully Funded!!


"Thanks so much to everyone who made this possible! Incredibly excited to get started making modules.

In a surprise last-minute push we managed to get nearly 100 new backers in 48 hours get over the kickstarter threshold at the very last minute. I'm as pleased as I am surprised at this result.

In this video I also show off a bonus feature, black PCB front panels! Send me a message on Kickstarter if you pledged and would like one of these instead of an aluminum panel with black text.

I also discuss kits and sourcing some harder-to-find components. I hope to make an announcement about parts kit availability soon - please let me know if you're interested as it will help me judge how many kits to stock."

capture a rainy day


Aliens Project Close-Up of the Week: EMS SYNTHI E

via Aliens Project

close up der Woche #29/20 -EMS SynthiE

Erica Synths Syntrx Unboxing

Aaron Gum

"Erica Synths Syntrx analog synthesizer with digital patch matrix.
Unboxing, sounds from the synth and an attempt at the famous Synthi A 'On The Run' sequence."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Unboxing

Aaron Gum

"ARP 2600 unboxing and first jam"

S2400 Update Live stream with Isla Instruments

Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"S2400 (formerly sp2400) Live news update with it's creator Brad of Isla instruments. Lots of news to discuss since the last update so tune in!'

Zero-G Northern Lights Featuring Rare Vintage ARP 2500, E-Mu, and Aries Modules

Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine - Trailer
Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine - Sound preview by Frodebeats
Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine - Walkthrough

Don't miss the vintage ARP 2500 modules (1047, 1004p, 1023) in the video below. There's a vintage E-mu UAF module in the system as well. FRODEBEATS also used some Dennis Colin (Aries) modules for Northern Lights.

Note Zero-G's Northern Lights is of course more than this. You just don't get many modern soft synths with rare modules like this, so I thought it worth mentioning. According to Frodebeats, "Northern lights is not a vintage synth instrument by any means. It's a forward looking instrument focused on pads with controls set up to control many different parameters at once, and also different for each sound. Lots of work!"

Frodebeats - The making of Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine

"We chat with FRODEBEATS the producer of Northern Lights Pad Machine. Find out how it was made, his inspirations and the sounds used to create this incredible Kontakt instrument.

Full interview -

Zero-G Northern Lights Pad Machine is a multilayered Kontakt instrument containing almost 6GB of brand-new audio content and giving you more than 970 original and unique sounds. Multi-layered patches utilizing every possible and impossible sound source. From rare modular synthesizers to metal and sounds from the Norwegian natural environment. All with one thing in mind – to create the most amazing pad sounds ever made!"

Some studio pics in via Frodebeats. Check out the ARP & E-Mu modules below.

Be sure to check out the Full interview on Zero-G here.

You can find Zero-G Northern Lights here.

Get Well Soon ~ Ambient Modular Synthesis


"I put together this skiff to create 'out of this world' kind of sounds. Featuring most of the Whimsical Raps modules, I have yet to get myself a Just Friends or W/. What you can't see is that the outputs are being run into Strymon BlueSky which is set to shimmer. This is a song for my sister."

Resident Electronic Music July 2020 Edition

CatSynth TV

"Highlights from the July 2020 edition of Resident Electronic Music, a monthly show hosted by The Laundry in San Francisco. Due to current restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the show is livestreamed.

This month's lineup:
// Hosts
+ ezPuzzle
+ Franck Martin -
+ Jason Worden
+ Fetz -"

Roland Jupiter-Xm - Sequencing Polynomial C

Digiphex Electronics

"One mistake - Sub Osc is down 2 octaves."

JV 1080 Signature Sound Sets


1. JV 1080 Signature Sound Set Don Solaris
JV-1080 Signature Sound Set: Don Solaris features 32 new presets for Roland’s DCB recreation of the JV-1080. Expertly crafted by the noted sound designer, this versatile collection shows off the JV-1080’s immense range.

For this collection, sound designer Don Solaris drew on his deep experience with the original JV-1080 hardware module to create everything from booming bass sounds to hauntingly beautiful pads. “As a kid, I programmed the JV-1080 day and night—you couldn’t take me away from this synth,” Don says. “The new JV-1080 plug-in made me glued to the chair again. The new features and sound quality really inspired me!”

From the mystical beauty of “Magic Pad” to the fat “Deep SQR,” these patches will flavor your compositions with fresh sounds from a tried-and-true favorite.
2. JV-1080: Cinematic Cyberpunk
Boot up and jack in with JV-1080: Cinematic Cyberpunk—a patch collection to cybernetically enhance your tracks. Developed by Romanian sound designers Dual Shaman, this futuristic patch collection features 32 presets for Roland’s DCB recreation of the JV-1080.

Filled with heady pads, menacing leads, and dystopic pulses, JV-1080: Cinematic Cyberpunk pays homage to the futuristic world of science fiction. Influenced by films like Bladerunner and Akira, the sibling sound design team of Dual Shaman have engineered vast digital landscapes with the JV-1080’s deep sound-sculpting capabilities.
3. JV 1080 Widescreen Ambient J Scott Youtube
Get the big picture with JV-1080: Widescreen Ambient by top sound designer J. Scott G., a blockbuster patch collection for Roland’s DCB recreation of the JV-1080.

JV-1080: Widescreen Ambient will elevate your tracks with some serious space and dimension. Expertly crafted by veteran sound designer J. Scott G., every patch in this collection is downright huge.

【エレクトーン演奏】Stevie Wonder - "I Just Called To Say I Love You"・スティーヴィー・ワンダー「心の愛」・Electone D85 / D800


"Another big hit from 80s played on D85. I always liked this song, right from the time I first heard it on the radio as a little kid.

#Electone #80s #Cover"

BLM 7200 Modular Synthesizer System with AC-420 Aluminum Enclosure

via this auction

Green panel version with additional details previously posted here.

"BLM 7200 Modular Synthesizer System with AC-420 Aluminum Enclosure
Modular Dimensions: 17"x13"x3"

Modular Synth Weight: 8 lbs.
Package shipment is about 14lbs.

Black Color.

No patch cables are included with this, due to lower cost of sale. Only full retail version comes with patch cables.

The power adapter is included!
12v DC Adapter is included to power up the system. World compatible, it is auto-switching. You must supply your countries IEC outlet cord.

This is a perfect addition to the Korg Arp 2600!"

Sequential Pro 3 Review by Pure Ambient Drone

Review added to this post.

Compressed Studios EP. 1 Pocket Operator Modular & 0-Coast Small Studio

Perfect Circuit

"Our new series Compressed Studios explores small setups that are designed for small spaces and easy portability. This first setup is built around sequenced and arpeggiated synth lines with some percussion added by Pocket Operators. The Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 170 is the heart of the system, its sequencer is not only sequencing the synth voice in the 170, but also the 0-Coast and providing a clock for the Pocket Operators.

The 170 has a traditional synth voice, so we decided to use the Make Noise 0-Coast for the second voice since it has a little bit of a different sound. The PO-12 Rhythm provides a solid set of drum sounds and the PO-24 Office adds more percussion options. Lastly the PO-33 K.O. adds sampling to this setup, you could easily sample the two synths or even record a vocal sample into the built in microphone."

D!C.A - Boutique's, SH-01A / TB-03 / TR-09 - KORG NTS-1 - Tascam DP-004

Micro Banshee

"The TB-03 and TR-09 are both utilising track write and play mode with the drums and bass programmed for the track duration. The SH-01A is playing two accompanying sequence's during the track - with FX from the Korg NTS-1 and recorded direct into a Tascam DP-004 recorder.

As always, the track is played 'live' in one take - with no DAW, editing or post production."

Let's Play with Phosphor 3 & BLEASS Chorus

Tim Webb

"Phosphor 3 is an additive synth with FM elements, allowing for a vast variety of sounds! In this video I use it to create a richly textured patch to run into the new BLEASS Chorus!

Phosphor 3 on App Store:
BLEASS Chorus on App Store:

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Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

New Loops: Buy Repro-1 Pro Expansion and get Repro-5 Pro Expansion FREE!

via supporting member, New Loops

"Buy Repro-1 Pro Expansion and get Repro-5 Pro Expansion FREE!

Buy New Loops Repro-1 Pro Expansion and get Repro-5 Pro Expansion FREE. Plus, there is 25% off the price. Just add both expansion packs to the cart, and the discount is automatically applied.

Free demo presets are available to try, and all packs come with a money back guarantee. This offer is exclusively at and ends 31.07.2020"

“Eggs Scrambled” Eurorack Beats #2 | Noise Engineering | Befaco | Quadrax | Moffenzeef | Elektron

Nostalgic Ruckus

"All sounds are from Manis Iteritas, Basimilus Iteritas Alter, and or Befaco’s Kickall. Reverb and Chorus from Elektron Analog 4."

SYNTHR3: "PHÈDRE 74", early Tangerine Dream ambiance.


"This is a multi-tracks musical 'psychedelic' piece inspired by Tangerine Dream early albums played on the SYNTHR3.

Track 1: SYNTHR3 : Arpeggiator in mode 2 controlled by Studiologic SL-161
Track 2: SYNTHR3 Paraphonic patch mode 1 with Ring Mod controlled by Studiologic SL-161
Track 3: SYNTHR3 : Drone mode with VCAs opened
Track 4: SYNTHR3 monophonic patch lead controlled by Studiologic SL-161
Track 5: ARP Pro Soloist : oboe
Track 6: Hansy Mister M: Mellotron mark'V' : Strings & Choir"

Yamaha SK50D Synthesizer - Improvisation "Blade Runner"

Michael Nonhoff

This Analogsynthesizer from 1980
sounds typical Yamaha!

Squaver P1+, Modular A1 and the Moog Mooger Foogers


"Maxime Graff shows how the Squaver P1+ and the Modulor A1 can interact with the Mooger Fooger pedals via CV patches. Moog pedals use 0V - 5V so some attenuation is needed but they are all 1V per octave and tracking is great so it's easy to stay in tune."

Dave Smith Instruments Mono Evolver PE Keyboard

via this auction

Fred’s Lab Buzzzy! Desktop Digital Synthesizer SN 00055

via this auction

"Very high quality and very limited run 16 voice digital synthesizer with amazing arpeggiation functions. Not easy to come by. They work really well and are USB powered. A USB cable will be included. The USB can also link up to your DAW if you want to control it through that"

You can find additional details and a demo here.

Audiothingies MicroMonsta

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-X

via this auction

"Like new condition Roland Jupiter X. Pristine cosmetic condition, flawless functionally."

KORG MP-4 Mono Poly Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 370174 w/ Original Case

via this auction

"KORG's masterpiece, monophonic analog synthesizer, 44-key model, MP-4 Mono Poly!

The Japan Vintage Synthesizer released in 1981 is still very popular!

Equipped with four VCOs, it can be used as a pseudo four-tone polyphonic!

Of course, you can also change the waveform and octave of each VCO, so you can use the built-in arpeggiator to create unusual sounds!

There is a hard case as an accessory!

This is our recommended product!"

Korg MS-20 - Near Mint & Cased SN 148015

via this auction

"A true classic. Near mint condition, perfect working order. Complete with original case, Japanese documents and accessories."

Twisted Electrons MegaFM FM Synthesizer

via this auction

w/ Original Box & Stickers

Quasimidi Rave-o-lution 309 I/O Drum Synth Upgrade

via this auction

"Fully upgraded Rave-o-lution with the original drum and synth chips. Latest OS V3.00. Full input and output expansion."

Access Virus TI2

via this auction

ROLAND CMU-810 COMPU SYNTH SN 380796 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland TR-606 Drumatix Rhythm Machine

via this auction

Roland Juno 6 analogue synth demo with Arpeggiator & Chorus

Damo's Demos

"In this demo we take a look at a classic piece of nostalgia from 1982... The Roland Juno 6, a rich sounding, yet basic synth.. a very modest single oscillator one may agree. 6-note polyphony, no MIDI, no USB (well it IS from '82!), no saving of sounds.. you're lucky you get 61 keys with it! ..however, there is an External Clock-input... which provides the on-board 'Arpeggiator' with a single note 'trigger' from an external device such as the Roland TR-808 or TR-909... or, alternatively.. something more modern like a MultiClock from E-RM.

First half of this demo is a virtual 'walk-thru' of the features.. or 'view-torial' if you prefer?! ...then the 2nd half is some 'noodling' around with the Valhalla Shimmer Reverb for added 'drama'.. which gives the Juno 6 a very 'Blade Runner' esque... frothy sound and feel.

Short-cut index:
16:25 Skip to the noodle

Shout outs:
Michael 'Mixa' O'Connell for soothing my 'flat-liner' vocal track
Tom Blachford for lighting and camera tricks & tips"

How to Program Vintage Rhythm Boxes by Damo's Demos


Learn how to program use a Roland TR 909 / TR 09 Drum Machine
Learn how to program and use a Roland TR 808 or TR 08 Drum Machine
Learn how to program use a Roland TB 303 or TB 03 Bass Line
Learn how to program and use a Roland TR 606 Drum Machine
Learn how to program sample on an Emu SP1200 / SP12 Sampler

Making a micro:bit drum robot + synth thingy

Captain Credible

"So a while ago i was asked by a museum to make a very small interactive sound installation using micro:bit, the festival where i was going to install and place the finishing touches on the installation where cancelled for obvious reasons so it's just been sitting in the studio for a while. Heres how i made it."

Also see Captain Credible: All panels at Teknisk Museum

OBX and OBXa Softsynth Comparison: Synapse Obsession vs Arturia vs OPX PRO II vs OB-Xd

Starsky Carr

"A comparison and review of the Arturia OBXa vs Synapse Obsession vs Sonic Projects OPX vs OB-Xd

Overall they all have a different tone. The Synapse and Arturia are based on the OBXa and the OPX PRO II and OB-Xd are based on the OBX. XCross Mod is implemented differently on all 4 and the filters aren't the same... so what's the point ?? Haha... so you can decide which you prefer of course!!

To support the Channel:
► Patreon:

0:00 Intro
2:05 Presets
10:00 Value for Money
16:55 Tweakability
25:00 Oscillators
39:15 Filters
51:21 Extras and Sound design
55:04 Conclusion"

Dreadbox Erebus v3 & Eventide Space


Dreadbox Typhon Exploration


Arturia OB-Xa V Demo & Review


Arturia OB-Xa V Demo & Review.
Arturia OB-Xa V vs Oberheim OB-8.
DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

English sub-titles will soon ......
English sub-titles available. Click [CC] and choose English from the Settings menu.

Elektron Digitakt & Moog Subsequent 25 Live Techno Set

Mauricio Maisterrena

"Elektron Digitakt & Moog Subsequent 25 Live Techno Set, recorded and arranged in Ableton live."

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

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