MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 3, 2020

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Monday, August 03, 2020

MajorOSC Element 6 Full Bank Preview for Sequential's Prophet 6

Major OSC

Be sure to check out MajorOSC's other synth presets here as well.

"Out of leftfield, MajorOSC brings 100 fresh new patches to Sequential's Prophet 6! Available Now at

Element 6 presets sound organic and alive. Expect plenty of movement, rhythm, variety, and that unmistakable MajorOSC style; bold, musical, and addictive to play.

This is nothing short of a joy ride on one of the best VCO analog polysynths currently on the market.

No themes. No limits. Wait, no theme? Nope. So what is Element 6?

This is a collection of analog synth patches designed for electronic music. This should become exceedingly apparent once you hit the play button. Genres; Progressive House, Big Beat Techno / Industrial, Synth Pop, and Classic Rock. Expect a healthy dose of soft and sophisticated pads, grimey and far-out distorted epic leads, ultra smooth plucks and keys to throw down your latest chord progression ideas, and last but not least, some deep funky bass.
There's 2 main sections of Element 6, split evenly 50/50.

The first 50 presets are a variety of sounds that explore the prophet 6. They're designed to strike a balance between experimental and accessible. They're edgy, yet musical and fused onto familiar patch types that tend to work incredibly well on VCO synths. In other words, they'll be musical and expressive, as opposed to conceptual and useless.
The second half is relatively more organized, for your convenience. Expect to find 10 or so of each; Bass, Pads, Distortion/Leads, Arps. and classics. They're the ones I designed with the intention for you to use them as go-to starting points. They're purpose built to be ready for throwing down in a jam session, or new project/track. But they're made in a way that should allow easy tweaks without too much head scratching.

Inflences of this Patch Bank include the following artists:
Eric Prydz / Pryda *2005-2010 progressive house era*
Quincy Jones
Chemical Bros
Tycho / Ghostly Digital
The Rolling Stones
GrandMaster Flash & The Furious Five
Nine Inch Nails
Maceo Plex / CrossTown Rebels
Knife Party
Crystal Method
Alice in Chains

(That'd be the most incredible and random lineup to have at a concert wouldn't it?)"

[demo] Continuous Mix (Waldorf Quantum/Iridium)

Synthesizer Video Service

"These are all 51 patches from my Quantum/Iridium sound bank in one go (

Here you get a continuous mix of many different patches for the Waldorf Quantum/Iridium synths. They were recorded directly onto three DAW tracks, without additional hardware or software effect processing - just pure Quantum (only internal effects)!"

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with BRAXTON TURNER

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Braxton Turner has been interested in music from a very young age. As time passed, that interest grew into a desire to pursue music as a career. Today, whether he’s behind the camera or engaged in live performance, Braxton has worked alongside many Grammy-nominated and award-winning producers and artists while consulting on music production and audiovisual endeavors for Christian organizations and online projects.

We chatted with Braxton on how he uses the Prophet Rev2 in his music."

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Sequential PRO 3 Analog Obscura VCO Synthesizer Experimental Noise FX

Rik Marston Official

#sequentialpro3 #sequentialsynthesizer #analogsynthesizer
Sequential PRO 3 "Analog Obscura"
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston
***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn It UP!** ***No Talking!!!***

The Sequential PRO 3 in action in another dimension.
This is a special FX demo featuring a dark ambient sci-fi drone.
Experimental & Noise music fans will LOVE the Sequential PRO 3!
It can make incredible soundscapes for film, music or FUN!

Smokey Quartz - Plant Music 17

Smokey Quartz

"In this plant music video a snake plant plays two pianos, a mellotron and farfisa. The MIDI data coming from the Sprout is being sculpted by various Ableton and Max4Live MIDI effects. Enjoy!"

SoundsDivine 'Essential Mix' - U-he Hive Soundset


"This is a demo of the presets from the 'Essential Mix' soundset for U-he Hive.
For more information, please follow the link below:

00:00 Intro
00:10 Super Sawtooth
00:34 String Machine
01:07 Echo Reflections
01:41 Cosmic Funk
02:00 Trance Invasion
02:18 Harmony Jives
02:38 Symphonic Strings
03:03 Retro Glide
03:25 Tape Delays
04:00 Liquid Waves

#u-he #hive #presets"

"‘Essential Mix’ contains 100 sounds for U-he’s Hive synth.

This soundset is inspired by a handful of classic digital synthesizers of the 80s & 90s , including the Korg Prophecy, Novation Supernova, Roland JD800 & JP-8000 & Access Virus.

‘Essential Mix’ features a diverse & musical collection of sounds, including super saws, classic synth plucks, mellow moogy basses, analogue strings, ambient synthscapes, hypnotic phaser pads, string machine emulations, DX pianos, crystal keys, vintage analogue brass and much more.

All patches include modwheel & aftertouch assignments."

::vtol:: rbs-20 - Ruler Based Mechanical Synth

::vtol:: rbs-20 from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

ruler bass synth, 20 centimeters

more info -

The device is based on the school experience of imitating bass lines at the desk and a fun way to disturb teachers. The instrument can be classified as an automated plucked contrabass monochord.

The pitch change is implemented by quickly changing how far the ruler is extended relative to the nut. Movements, plucks and presses of the ruler along the nut are driven by powerful and fast motors, which allows to play pretty fast lines. Two pressing motors can work simultaneously or selectively, which allows to choose the register: the range and amplitude of oscillations depends on the place in which the ruler is clamped before the pluck. Motors may not press the ruler at all, leaving the string / ruler "open". Thus, from one position of the ruler, you can get 4 notes that are different in pitch and duration: open (lowest), clamped by the upper motor (highest tone), clamped by the lower motor (low) and clamped by two at once. The sound is picked up by a small piezo element, which is getting hits by a ruler directly (the instrument has no resonator). The instrument is equipped with 12 touch keys, each of which can be reassigned to a specific length of the ruler. A small OLED display is used to select modes, tune notes, and indicate processes and states.

See the vtol label for additional unique creations.

Oberheim EVS (Eight Voice)


"The Ultra rare original Oberheim EVS (Eight Voice) from 1977 is used for all sounds (except white noise) in this track called The White Whale. Combine 8 SEM modules with a programmer unit and you have the Dream synth of all synths!
Composed and produced by
The track can be found on the Firechild album The White Whale (2020)"

【MUSIC】YOKO ONO Voice Performance + nicolai maruhama accompaniment 2020Aug.

nicolai maruhama

"I added my accompaniment on her voice performance 2010.
You will get into Prog and Psychedelic world.
Please Enjoy thanks!
nicolai maruhama"

Massive Modular: Arturia, Metasonix, Waverazor, Make Noise, Volca, Sensel Morph, Qu-Bit, 4ms, More

CatSynth TV

"A massive modular match that also crosses into standalone synthesizers and hardware controllers.

Arturia MicroFreak
Arturia MiniBrute 2
Korg Volca Modular
Metasonix R-54 (VCF) and RK5 (LPG)
MOK Wavewazor
Sputnik Dual Oscillator
Expert Sleepers FH-2 Factotum and ESX-8V
Sensel Morph
Life Is Unfair Joystick
Rossum Electro-Music Morpheus
Strymon Magneto
Qu-Bit Prism
Make Noise Tempi, Rene, Maths
4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator
Malekko Noisering
E350 Morphing Terrarium
Mordax DATA
Pittsburgh Modular VCA and Mixer
2hp VCA
IntelliJ I/O utility modules
Circuit Abbey ADSR-Jr

Sensel Morph (Buchla Overlay) controlling Waverazor and 4MS SMR
Joystick controlling Metasonix R-54 pitch and Sputnik timbre

Please check out our CatSynth shop for T-shirts, shot glasses and more"

Soma Lyra 8 "Discovery"

Jurgen SONICrider

"Saturday August 1 2020 "the organismic synthesizer" Soma Lyra 8" landed at the SONICriderSTUDIO.

Since recent production often touch the industrial experimental ambient style this organismic synthesizer will bring some unpredictable layers to future ambient project.

After going through some knob combinations recorded this "Discovery" video as a time stamp - this Lyra will bring a change to the sound & style for sure.

A little travelogue:
- Hold at 11 o'clock + release for each group "long".
- Switching modulation sources
- Playing with the "group" pitch setting
- Change the LFO setting
- Introducing the "mod delay"
- Altering the "sharp" setting

Although this video doesn't show expert skills it was fun to make it & show some of the Lyra 8 capabilities. This synthesizer will become a welcome travel mate - not only on musical journeys - due to his stand alone possibility.

'Don't Wait To Create'"

Moog Slim Phatty Poly Chain

Pure Ambient Drone

"Moog Slim Phatty Poly Chain X4. A no Talking sound demo of a Moog Slim Phatty Poly Chain four times over! Slim Phatty /Little Phatty is my one of my favorite sound synths and I always wanted to do a poly chain with them. So here it is, enjoy!"

Introduction to Oscilloscopes used with Modular Synths - w/ Bernhard Rasinger (live from PIFcamp)

Bastl Instruments

"In this workshop we are going to focus on basics of visualising waveforms and signals with an oscilloscope and why that is amazing for modular synthesis.

Bernhard Rasinger is know for his modular laser performances as BRLaser or collaborations project Tearing Light From Sound or Laser Bros. In his artistic practice he creates immersitve synaesthetic experiences of visualisation waveforms generated on an analog modular synthesizer.

Workshop streamed live from PIFCamp 2020 in Slovenia"

Orange Mini Roland "JUNIOR-106" - Custom Juno-106 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Custom Juno 106 in great condition! all voice chips work and was recently serviced!"

Casio SK-8 SK8 Sampling Keyboard w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Includes 1 ROM pack with 5 songs. This keyboard has been sitting unused for over 25 years with batteries removed..."

Quasimidi Sirius Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Sirius is a keyboard groove-synth, featuring a subtractive hybrid-tone-generation synthesizer referred to as DTE ('Difficult To Explain') synthesis introduced in 1997 by Quasimidi. The unit features a both real-time and step sequencer with pattern and song modes, capable of acting basic drum machine, groove-box, or sound-module. The units is 7x multitimbral and has 28-voice polyphony across it's 7 tracks, with track selecting a (track-specific) sound within 96 sounds (per bank) of preset- or user-writeable sounds."


via this auction

"The Technox was something of a follow-up to Quasimidi's first rack-mountable synth, the "MASS" engine Quasar. The Quasar was a do-it-all multitimbral unit that was quite powerful, but had a rather lacking overall sound. The single-unit-high silver-clad Technox is a vast improvement based upon the Raven engine, though it's still a mid-90s ROMpler and so playing many sounds at the highest or lowest octaves brings out tell-tale artifacts.

But what are those sounds? Well the phrase "techno rave electronic" on the fascia would probably hint at what one would find, and indeed the presets are utterly 90's techno, rave, IDM, electronica goodness from every pore. Lots of pretty solid basses, rave leads, hooverish sounds, acid squeals, spacey pads and some great drum kits. The latter includes full sets of TR-808, 909 and 606 hits. There are 512 presets, which for a 1995 synth wasn't bad!

Whereas the Quasar excelled at providing a ton of bread-and-butter sounds, the Technox is oriented towards dance musicians. To this end, a sequencer is also included which can address up to 16 MIDI parts. Each part has its own level, pan and effects send, and much more besides. There's a lot of good stuff here for darker and ambient genres!

There's stereo outs, full MIDI In/Out/Thru and a foot switch jack. The Technox's greatest asset, ultimately, is its 16-part multitimbrality. Channel 10 is fixed to addressing drums, but the other 15 channels can go where you want.

There's a ton of good sounds in the Technox, and it is still very useable in many electronic music genres. They're not easy to find but definitely worth a listen!

The 512 sounds are divided into 4 banks."

Oberheim Xpander w/ Dust Cover & Flight Case

via this auction

Modular Monday: Flipping Samples on the Squarp Rample

Red Means Recording

"The Squarp Rample is a 4 voice Eurorack sampler with some real fun features. Let's take a look at it and make some music."

STUBERBRO3: Oregon Outdoor Boys

Peter B

"The Stuber is a stereo resonant filter and downsampler, with many androgynous (neither input nor output) nodes to bend the sound."

04 The Dreadbox Typhon: Filter


"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the filter found on the Dreadbox Typhon.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Dreadbox Typhon over drum patterns fashioned from GarageBand loops."

AutomaticGainsay Dreadbox Typhon posts

AS jammy - Analogue Solutions synth ensemble

Analogue Solutions

Bad Gear? No! Akai Rhythm Wolf Solo Jam


"Gear: Akai Rhythm Wolf only. Just added some effects (Chord Vocoder and Ping Pong Delay) of the Korg Kaosspad mini S2 to the synth out channel. Recorded with Tascam DR-05 (sound) and Ricoh WG-M1 (video). Edited on VideoLeap."

A Seasoning of LoFi S01E04: Incredible Lake

Flak Cannon

"decided to jump on the deep end with the vinyl crackling effects. Whoops!"

DiscoDSP OBXD Demos & 2.0 Update

Use the controls at the bottom of the player above to skip around.

What's new

7x faster GUI controls.
Linux build.
Standalone app.
Signed and notarized installers.
Updated JUCE framework to 5.4.7 for better stability and compatibility.
Updated Banks with 2.0 compatibility.
Ilkka Rosma Dark Theme.
macOS Catalina support.
MIDI CC Learn.
MIDI CC support.
Parameter refactor.
XML based skinning.
HiDPI (Retina) ready GUI themes.
OB-Xd 2.0 is a free update for 1.x customers and can be downloaded at Members Area. More information is available at OB-Xd page.

"While not copying originals, some of the features were taken to a better point. Continuous blendable multimode filter (HP-Notch(BP)-HP in 12 dB mode and 4-1 pole in 24 dB mode). 32 and 64 bit versions included.

OB-Xd is based on the Oberheim OB-X. It attempts to recreate its sound and behavior, but as the original was very limited in some important ways a number of things were added or altered to the original design.

The OB-Xd was designed to sound as good and as rich as the original. It implements micro random detuning which is a big part of that sound. However, it was not designed as a self-contained completely independent soft-synth. It needs to be contained within a VST framework where things like transposition, automation, layering, arpeggiation, etc., are available.

Also, like many synths of the OB-X's generation, the OB-Xd has no internal effects so its sounds and textures can be greatly enhanced by the use of additional processing like chorus, reverb, delay, etc."

Playlist for the above at the time of this post:

Free Plugin Friday | DiscoDSP OB-Xd - JimijaymesGuitarist
DiscoDSP OBXD その1〜基礎操作編〜|初心者でもわかる 操作方法 解説 - くりっぱーチャンネル
Obxd VST by 2DaT - VST4FREE
Obxd - Free VST synth -
Cover of Steve Winwood’s ‘Valerie’ - Hedge 777
OBXD Oberheim Synthesizer Emulation - Sormena Project
OBXD VSTi by discoDSP - Chris St
osc061 - ballacr75 - remember (obdx vsti) - Emanuele Ballasina
Photonic - Oldschool - Manfred Wasshuber
Photonic - Memories of Tomorrow - Manfred Wasshuber
aluode osc 93 obxd by Anttis Instrumentals
OBXDを試してみた。 - 稲村良光「Garage Band」チャンネル
Vocoder & Synth Improv (w/ OBXD & Tal Vocoder VST plugins) - Shawn Barnes
Vocoder & Synth Improv II (w/ OBXD & TAL Vocoder VST plugins) - Shawn Barnes
DiscoDSP Datsounds OB-Xd [FS4E1] - Soundsaar Music Studio
FREE PLUG-IN Review: OB-Xd - In The Box Productions Tutorials

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

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