MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 24, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020

OB-6 Sounds From Scratch (With Talking/Explanations) No External Effects


"Tried to keep it very similar to my recently posted Prophet-6 video as far as the progression of the patch goes. Gets into some very different territory by the end and then my camera dies (as per usual)"

Hardwood Side Panel Kickstarter for the Roland Jupiter-X Synthesizer

You can find the kickstarter here.

These are from Rock Manor Studios who have a shop on Reverb currently offering side panels for other synths.

Some info from the kickstarter:

"Roland's Jupiter-X Synthesizer sounds amazing - bringing us synth enthusiasts classic vintage sounds of the 80s and 90s. One thing that is missing, however, is the warmth of premium hardwood sides that are a hallmark of vintage synths. So I've started this Kickstarter to raise just enough capital to acquire the wood from a mill in Wisconsin and machine limited quantities from my product shop near Atlanta.

As soon as the project funds, the wood stock will be acquired and production will begin within a week. Panels will begin shipping a few days later in the order received - around a dozen per day - which targets the last batch made shipping in November. We'll remain equipped to handle any replacements necessary, and likely continue to make and sell these through other channels.

I'm a 20 year veteran product designer in the digital domain, and the son of a woodworker who taught me the craft since a young age. I own my own shop with all the necessary tools and skills to machine repeatable precision components, finish to furniture grade quality, and design packaging for a variety of market objectives. As a music lover and synth geek, I've began using my resources to produce panels for the synths I own during the COVID19 lockdown, and recently began producing small batches to fulfill consumer requests for Moog, Roland, Behringer and Euroracks.

We frequently produce small batches of other synth panels, mounts and accessories for sale from our Reverb store."

via @argiope

Sequential PRO 3 The Prophet Speaks! Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer Rik Marston

Rik Marston Official

The Sequential PRO 3 in action playing the DIGITAL side.
I am blazing thru the Filter & OSC 3 Vocal Waveforms! A-E-I-O-U
DRIVE clips the audio a bit so watch your speakers / headphones!
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Please Buy My Music "Digital Heart, Analog Soul" Vol. 1+2
already on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more!!!
Just Google "Rik Marston" Thank you for your support!

Mellotron M4000D - Card 02

John L Rice

"These are the sounds available on the Mellotron M4000D expansion card number 2, which will work in the original full sized M4000D, the Mini M4000D, and the M4000D Rack. (expansion cards are not compatible with the Mellotron Micro). I made this video so people that are interested in purchasing the card can get a general idea of what's on it.

0:00 Introduction with accordion
1:00 Wind instruments
5:05 Artist sound effects *
10:08 Wine Glasses
10:58 Keyboard instruments
14:45 Orchestral percussion
18:04 Spanish guitar
18:35 Accompaniments
31:17 Strings
34:27 Voices

* two years ago (August 2018) another person posted detailed videos of the artist sound effects collections, which is why I didn't take the time to clearly demonstrate them here:

On this card there are individual sounds that can be played "normally" (solos and chords as on a piano or organ etc) and then there are sounds that are to be played one key at a time because they are either predefined chords or an accompaniment section. Accompaniments might be a single instrument like guitar or an entire band. There are also keys that that have percussion parts, sound effects, and melodic full band fills for intros and outros.

As always, thank you for watching, rating and commenting! 😎 If you are able to, please consider 'buying me a coffee' if you found this content helpful or entertaining:"

Motor Synth - a brief look at the synth engine

Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a short look at the Motor Synth's engine as it is at the moment (this is a prerelease machine and some features will be added in future firmware updates). This video doesn't show all the features available, but I think it's fairly good impression on what's possible. If you want to know specific things, please post them in the comments and I'll feature them in upcoming videos.

Table of contents:

00:00 introduction
00:29 hardware overview
01:52 musical interface
02:22 volume, tuning and cross modulation
02:38 oscillator waveshapes
03:08 octave switch
03:23 amp envelope
04:11 acceleration / brake
04:41 tone
04:58 filter overview
05:27 filter resonance
05:36 filter drive
05:45 filter envelope
06:05 filter types
06:32 sequencer (not implemented), latch
07:28 LFO / modulation overview
08:05 filter lfo
08:31 pitch modulation
09:00 lfo shape control
09:22 adding the second oscillator
10:12 using the sound picked up directly from the motors as oscillators
10:48 outtro

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Novation Circuit Pack, Circuit Sounds - "Manitoba Cassette"

Digiphex Electronics

20 Sessions, 64 Patches, 64 Samples

1970's Moog Taurus I Bass Synth w/ Road Case (Previously owned by the Blue Man Group) SN 2713

via this auction

"Another unique creation from Moog! The Taurus puts some Earth-shaking tone right at your feet. This unit has been fully serviced by our experienced tech and come with the pictured road case."

Akai AX60 w/ Tauntek Mod

via this auction

"Can make sounds other polys of this decade can’t touch."

1984 Sequential Circuits Max 610 Analog Synthesizer SN 01905 w/ Original MIDIGUIDE Manual

via this auction

"Good overall physical condition. Powers on. It displayes track one when powered on-I cannot get it to move to a different track, however, that may be entirely user error as I have no idea how it works.... In a moronic moment, I knocked off a key while cleaning (see pic)-The key is included. A steady hand and some super glue can likely remedy it."

I'd be careful attempting to glue it. I'd likely just rest it back in there.

Komo rebit // OP-1 ambient sketch

Stefano Mattia

"Here's another OP-1 (dark?) ambient sketch. I've always been strangely attracted to odd time signatures so I made this one in 7/4.
After playing with the OP-1 for a few days, I now understand what people were talking about when they claimed it was extremely easy to come up with ideas on the OP-1: I wrote all parts for this track in maybe less than one hour. I then exported the tape tracks to Logic and built a simple arrangement, added effects and automation, and some mixing/mastering.
All synth and drum sounds are stock OP-1 sounds though, except for the vocals, which I sampled from YouTube into the OP-1.

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with FLEMMING CHR. HANSEN

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

"Flemming Chr. Hansen, born 1968, is a Danish composer, organist and improviser in the field of contemporary music. He has mainly written music for pipe organ, choir, and various chamber music ensembles. He also improvises with the ensemble Breakable, and performs ambient music concerts using a Prophet XL synthesizer. Flemming has released four CDs of his own organ music, recorded on the digital Allen organ in the church of Sakskobing, where he is organist and choir master.

We chatted with Flemming on how he uses the Prophet XL in his music."

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

Sequential Pro 3 & Boss DD3 Digital Delay


Pianos Off -CALC- Novation SLMK3 with User chord-bank hack.


Recorded live Friday 14th August 2020.
Recording notes:
SL MKIII is sending clock to everything and controlling, Octatrack and Blooper.
Piano chords pre-programmed on the SL pads, with the sequencer part muted it becomes a User-chord bank.
SL MK3 keyboard set to a single zone to play (mainly) the Rhodes improv.
0-Coast - bass
Morphagene - droning chimey stuff
Stereo Dipole - medium speed LFO filter pinging
Summit - two arps set with different rhythms on two separate parts on left/right side.
Octatrack - Drums (main beat)
piano - Spitfire Cinematic Felt Piano
Yamaha CP Rhodes 1 sound bit of reverb.

Off the cuff recording of studio performance with vid, one shot video's a bit boring, especially with a lot of synthy stuff out of shot to the side. But I thought the track was alright. Could be worth listening to without the video as well.

Trip Hop Jam on the Novation Circuit

Gabe Miller Music

"A swung trip hop jam on the Novation Circuit, using a real drum sample and sounds from BoBeats, Tom Cosm, and my drums pack."

Korg King Korg - Custom Patches - LFOStore


"Welcome to the series of organic & motion sounds for almighty King Korg!


King Korg is a great analog modeling & sample-based dual engine beast
with lots of colours and overall beautiful sounds.

Anton Bakhtin & Nick Klimenko continuing cinematic preset series with 50 brand new handcrafted presets ready to go in your tracks!

'Cinematica vol.1' contains

Deep atmospheric & evolving pads
Bright Powerfull Strings + re-creations of Juno & CS-80 Synthesizers
Beautiful Plucks with deep reverbs
Massive Basses & Leads
Great cinematic Arpeggios using intuitive King Korg arp system

Great 'Bladerunner 2049' preset right from 'Sea Wall' episode by Hans Zimmer.

All the patches reacting on MW, velocity and can be added as favourites on your synthesizer.

Charge your analog modeling King with new inspirative sounds!"

ECHOZ, Z5000 + ZVERB - Tip Top Audio FX - Sonic LAB


"Tip Top Audio have released three DSP FX modules in 8HP - the ECHOZ, Z5000 and ZVERB. These Stereo FX modules feature newly developed DSP FX plus some taken from their flagship FX the Z-DSP.

Priced at £190/$200, they each have Time, Filter, FB/Mod and Fidelity which are assigned per algorithm to create the most tweakable parameters. All modules feature mono in/stereo out, 24 algorithms, selectable via three backlit bank buttons. It is not possible to store settings, but CV inputs are available to control Fback, Time/Fidelity and Filter. Though it sadly is not possible to clock the modules for delay or modulation sync.

Modules are available in black or white variants.

Edd gives them a musical work out and finds the sweet spots."

GMedia Vintage Synth Trumps - Vintage Synthesizer Playing Cards

via this auction

Remember these?

"This auction is for a new and unused pack of Vintage Synth Trumps produced by GMedia. The pack contains Top Trumps style playing cards for classic synthesizers, with multiple categories and specially commissioned images.

Vintage Synth Trumps is the perfect way for synth-nerds to test their own knowledge and settle synth arguments once and for all. Playing is easy. Simply divide the cards between the number of players before taking it in turns to read aloud a statistic from your card."

PPG Brochure

via this auction for 5 synthesizer brochures.

Unfortunately this is the only image in the listing. Curious wha the rest of the brochure looks like. Note finding this one in the archives, or on Retro Synth Ads. There's a set of other PPG brochures posted here.

Korg Electribe EA-1 MK2 Analog Modeling Synth SN 003097

via this auction

Roland Phrase Lab MC-09 SN ZQ01801

via this auction

Moog Opus 3

via this auction

"Cool stereo output options, strings, brass, organ, sick filters, powerful LFO. all analog glory!"

Dusty Clouds Mountain Jam & More


1. Mountain Jam - Arbhar / Morphagene / Mimeophon / BIA
Here I recorded a sequence from Basimilus Iteritas Alter into Morphagene, and several other takes of the same sequence but different configurations into Arbhar’s buffers.

I then freed BIA and used it live for kick / snare.

The 0-Coast is playing a simple bass line.

Both Arbhar and Morphagene go into Mimeophon. I use Mimeophon’s clock out to trigger Arbhar.

I managed to combine the “2” and “3” channels of Maths and the Varispeed attenuverter of Morphagene in a way that when channel “3” pot is fully counterclockwise the sample in Morphagene is playing in the original (Green) pitch, when I turn the channel “3” pot fully clockwise the pitch of the sample changes to 1 octave lower (White).
2. Arbhar / Morphagene / BIA / VCV Rack / Erebus
Just a modular jam using INSTRUO Arbhar, Make Noise Morphagene, Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter and Dreadbox Erebus, all going into VCV Rack for some sound processing and mixing. I am also using an external plugin for the Mellotron flute sound.
3. Koshi Chimes Aqua / Morphagene / Mimeophon / Erebus / VCV Rack
I recorded the Koshi Chimes Aqua in Make Noise / SoundHack Morphagene and from there it goes into Mimeophon for the delay effect.
Two FM operators in VCV Rack going into Clouds.
The Dreadbox Erebus is playing a single Triangle waveform through its own echo effect.
The Hermod is used exclusively as a modulation source.
There is a lot of additional patching between the hardware modules and VCV Rack so feel free to ask any questions in the comment section.
4. Make Noise / SoundHack Morphagene & Mimeophon sound exploration
Just a modular jam using Make Noise / SoundHack Morphagene & Mimeophon. No modulation is applied except some simple LFO's from Maths.

TIPS & TRICKS - How to pitch shift Morphagene in octaves on the fly

Dusty Clouds

"I made this tutorial to show you a few simple ways to pitch shift Morphagene's recorded samples in perfect octaves on the fly and always be able to return to original pitch easily.

I am using active attenuators, Maths attenuverters and Ableton's sequencer."

TIPS & TRICKS - How to use Instruo Arbhar as a wavetable synthesizer

Dusty Clouds

"Hi friends,
In this video I am demonstrating how you can turn the Instruo Arbhar into a wavetable synthesizer. We take advantage of the 6 buffers by using them as a 6 sound wavetable and with some clever tuning you can imitate wavetable morphing while you scan between them.

S.B.G. Basics - Connecting Effects Pedals - ALM006


"The ‘S.B.G’ is a compact utility module intended for the interfacing of guitar effect pedals with your eurorack modular system.

It provides both attenuation and amplification of audio signals for level matching together with a crossfade control to conveniently adjust the wet/dry mix of a processed signal. The module also offers regulation of outgoing CV signals for safer use of pedal expression inputs.

Here we look at how to connect up audio and expression CV to a typical effects pedal."

Korg Volca Sample (original version) like a Roland TR-909?. Techno Jam #2 with Korg Factory Samples.

Ascetic Wires

"'Like a 909?'. Korg Volca Sample 909 (original version) Factory Samples (Techno Jam #2)

Listen with Headphones!

Audio recorded live (years ago) with a Korg Volca Sample with a little software compression."

SKULPT Mix Collection Sound Set Demo by James Dyson

Modal Electronics

"Get some new sounds for your SKULPT. James Dyson designed an inspiring collection of patches for every synth enthusiast and music producer, available for free from our MODAL website."

Instruo - Tš-L Overview


"The Tš-L is back in stock with a couple of extra bonus features!

The Tš-L is a fully analogue voltage controlled oscillator with a plethora of features in a very small footprint.

Its triangle core circuitry allows for extremely consistent waveforms over a wide frequency range. The triangle foundation is used to generate its sine waveform which holds consistent shape and amplitude across the Tš-L’s wide range. The outputs consist of simultaneous Square/Sub, Triangle, and Sine waveforms, with additional voltage controllable wavefolder and complex PWM waveshaper.

Tš-L includes every feature needed to powerfully perform as a rich, ultra compact audio source, as well as functioning equally as a versatile modulation source."

10 The Dreadbox Typhon: Effects- Distortion


"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the set of distortion-based effects found on the Dreadbox Typhon.

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

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Slow Tempo Jungle Experiment [Novation Circuit / Volca Sample / Arturia Microfreak]

Flak Cannon

"Old school jungle is one of my favourite electronic music genres, so of course eventually I wanted to try my hands on that. Things did not go as expected since I could not get this track to work at the traditional higher BPM of jungle. Slow it down then! As an end result his experimentative jam was born.

The Novation Circuit isn't actually playing any music, I use it to control the Microfreak to play the pad sound. Volca Sample provides the slowed down amen break."

Korg Wavestate Jam - 4 arpeggiators


"A jam with a custom patch on the Wavestate - 4 arpeggiators, one for each layer, fading in and out, with some sound tweaking throughout the jam.

My music on Bandcamp:

The Wavestate patch ("performance") consists of 4 layers:
- A: Arpeggiator #1 - Sample sequence of 15 different bell and synth sounds
- B: Arpeggiator #2 - Vocalscape sample
- C: Arpeggiator #3 - 16 step timing sequence with many rests. Shape sequence with some racketing.
- D: Arpeggiator #4 - 16 step sample sequence with misc percussive sounds. Timing lane with some rests with less than 100% probability.

The arpeggiators use different patterns, different speeds, and different sort settings, so the melodies created by the arpeggiators are different for each layer. Also, I have some rests in the timing lane for some of the layers, and have the filter LFO modulate filter cutoff frequency, so some notes are more muted than others. I usually add some randomness to the panning (using the LFO with a random waveform), and often let the amp envelope modulate filter envelope cutoff, so some notes are more plucky than others. All to create constant variation.

I have mapped the four top global mod knobs to wavesample octave (that was a lot of button pushing to program), and the four bottom global mod knobs to layer amp volume, so I can use these to fade each layer in and out.

The patch is called "WF Berlin Arp" and can be downloaded from files section of the "Korg Wavestate Q/A Sharing" facebook group.

The audio is recorded to SD card on a Zoom R16 and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on iPhoneX. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 15."



"This video will demo a variety of fantastic and inspiring 1980's synthesizer sounds from the legendary grand old lady Roland JX-8P. This model has itches and scrathes from a long life on the road and this particular model literally smells like it has been around plenty of recording studios full of rockstars and groupies on the pipe.

Video clips were recorded in 4K (60 fps) on a Panasonic Lumix GH5 and edited in Adobe Rush. Audio was recorded in 192 KHz 24 bit on a Solid State Logic 2+ thunderbolt 3 audio interface straight into Propellerhead Reason 9. FX like a bit of reverb and limiter has been added in post-production in Adobe Audition."

Arturia MicroFreak Editor and Sound Generator, VST and Standalone


"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90"

"With the MicroFreak Editor and Sound Generator you have direct access to the parameters and you can generate new sound with 4 random methods
So you can get to know the great sound potential of the MicroFreak.
In the PlugIn VST Version you can record the controller movements and how to integrate the Arturia MicroFreak Synth into your DAW Project.

Editor Features:
- Complex sound changes
- Direct access to the sound parameters
- All controllers can be automated.
- X-Y modulation of all parameters
- With the „Random“ function new sounds can be generated quickly.

The editor is available for PC as VST / Standalone 32/64 bit and for MAC as VST / AU / Standalone 64 bit."

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