MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Wednesday, September 02, 2020

KD-2 + NF-2


Wave Music Improvisation with Modular Synth 002

Akihiko Matsumoto

New Single "Reverse" 7/31/2020 Released:

Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP, 2hp Euclid, 2hp TM
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids - Morpheus
Synth2: General CV
Synth3: Disting mk4 - Curtis Filter
Synth4: Roland D-05
Bass: Piston Honda mk3 - MFB 24db VCF SED
Guitar: Ableton
Noise1: One - afterneath - viol ruina
Noise2: Wogglebug - afterneath - viol ruina
Noise3: benjolin - wogglebug - MATHS - Manis Iteritas - afterneath - viol ruina
Noise4: MATHS - wogglebug - afterneath - viol ruina

Effect: Custom M4L on Ableton
MIDI Controller: novation LAUNCH CONTROL XL, ROLI BLOCKS Lightpad M
Reverb: NI Raum
Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (NOKTON 40mm F1.4)
Music by Akihiko Matsumoto -

Juno-60 vs Juno-106


00:00 Introduction
01:13 Strings comparison
01:37 Brass comparison
01:56 Organ comparison
02:20 Specs comparison
04:07 Famous users
06:37 Juno-60 Arpeggiator (bass)
08:24 Juno-60 Octave bass demo
09:31 Juno-60 Arpeggiator (melodic rhythm)
11:15 Juno-60 Synth Pop demo
12:41 Juno-106 Waveforms, unison, portamento
16:17 Juno-106 House bass
17:40 Juno-106 PWM sequenced bass
17:49 Juno-106 Tekno pluck
19:43 Juno-106 Elvis
20:27 Juno-106 Techno demo

22:46 Conclusion

"Yankee Dollar" Opening (Miami Vice) "Last Call" Jan Hammer Cover w/"Par Avion" Mike + the Mechanics


"I made this Jan Hammer cover many years ago, but it was long-overdue for an update now that I have the mk1 DX7 and Memorymoog. I just ran my original midi file through the new instruments, so no performance video of me in this video--just some stills of the updated instruments along with the original images from the episode, synced to the correct time code. The "Par Avion" song compliments the Jan Hammer song so well, I decided to add/sync that audio as well, and just let the scene play out, as it's one of the more memorable openings of the entire series. Enjoy!

I do not own the video images of Miami Vice or the audio of 'Par Avion', and the original Miami Vice score was composed and performed by Jan Hammer. This video is strictly for entertainment purposes. All rights belong to Universal and Atlantic Records."

flightofharmony RAISE HELL T

via @flightofharmony

"This shirt will only be available to those who join us in summoning the Infernal Noise Machine module into existence."



0:00 Intro
12:01 Patreon Mid-Month Download DRUMS & PADS

This custom patch series is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to program your DX7 FM synthesizer.

To support the channel further check out my Patreon page:
All $2 or more Patrons can download my Custom Patch SYSEX files

Some of the music used in my videos is available on the Magic & Steel bandcamp page:

Thanks for watching!"

Having fun with the Roland Jupiter-X (No Talking)


"making some patches and stuff."

VGM #177: Song of Growth (Spiritfarer) Emotional Synth-Folk Cover

Amie Waters

"Spiritfarer has captured my heart. This game is just full of big emotions and ideas and it's all done so wonderfully. Everyone should play this game. It's one of the best gaming experiences I have had all year, and this year has been a good year for games. Definitely check it out, but be ready to cry.

Max LL's Original OST:"

Arturia MiniBrute 2S - "Bellatrix" 50 patches/32 seqs




After our great success witn MicroBrute 100 Patches Bundle with best selling sounds (period) we take our look on MiniBrute 2/2S

We like it & we made it!

"Bellatrix" soundset contains 82 patches for MiniBrute 2/2S!

32 Sequences ready to go in every of your patches
50 Patches ready to go in your tracks

High Quality PDF Booklet Ready For Print & example of every single sound
we had created

MinuBrute 2 having a strong character & complex interface, so many people still asking – how to make specific sounds.

So we made great sounds showing microbrute possibilities: basses, leads, sequences, arps & drones.

You will get 45 page booklet with graphic of 50 presets with its actual parameters! You can print it or you can use it online on computer.

While recreating this sounds you can learn ubtractive synthesis & MiniBrute2 possibilities.


synthpro's DSI Poly Evolver (For Sale)


via this auction

"This is my much loved Poly Evolver that is for sale. I am cleaning house of some of the gear I have collected over the years and its time to send them on their way to another musician.

Note: I am NOT getting out of the synth restoration business nor am I getting rid of my shop...I may be moving out of the house where I live into something smaller so thats the reason for the sale of this gear.

Appreciate all the support and will definitely be more restorations and other videos to come.


Sequential Circuits Prophet VS + 4 Carts SN 1184

via this auction

Kawai SX240 vintage 8 voice analog synthEsizer

via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Editor with Upper - Lower access, VST and Standalone


"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 5,90€ / $6.90
Here is the extended version of my editor for the Roland MKS-80 Synth.

On suggestion of the user, Mauro from Boombox Recording Studio, the editor with direct access to Upper and Lower was created.

The "MKS-80 Editor" is the controller for the Roland Synth "MKS-80".

- It is perfect to integrate the "MKS-80" into your DAW.

- It makes the sound design easier, because you have direct access to all parameters.

- The „MKS-80" Parameters can be automated, and they can be stored with your Project.

- You can safe your new sound on the "MKS-80" Synth and the editor settings as VST Presets (..fxp) in the DAW.

- With the X-Y-Pads any Parameter can be selected and controlled.

- It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac (64 Bit) as VST, AU and Standalone."

Korg Krome EX Workstation Overview Demo


"Join us as we dig into the Krome EX Workstation!"

Holy Daze, Prophet 6 Synthesizer, dawless

Bob I. Gomez

"I play an original tune, Holy Daze, on the Prophet 6 synth.
My own preset 203 which I call Holiday.
Recorded direct to the Zoom Q3HD handycam video recorder.
Basic chords intro C G F G C G F G F G F G
C B A G F G F E @0:53 Ab Eb Ab Eb Gb F Gb
@1:22 C G F G F G F G C B A G F G F E Ab Eb Ab Eb Gb F Db Gb
@2:19 B A G F E9 mod end."

Isolation - COVID-19 Response Compilation

This one is in via Dave Vosh who appears on the compilation.

"Isolation is a compilation benefitting Bread for the City's Covid-19 Response Fund. Bread for the City is a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. that provides food, clothing, and social services to those in need. COVID-19 has hit economically vulnerable communities particularly hard. Access to medical care and social services continues to be difficult and COVID-19 's effects on our nation's health and economy have made such access more difficult. All of this means that folks need whatever help we can provide now more than ever.

We know that every little bit helps, so we are using our noise, drone, and experimental music to help others.

If you like the sounds on this compilation, please check out additional music by the talented and generous folks who have made it happen.

If you hate the sounds on this compilation, please express your disgust with a massive donation to Bread for the City."

Buchla Bananas Explained

Joel Davel

"A brief history and description of Buchla banana cables and jacks and the pragmatic inspirations for their colors as presented by long-time Don Buchla associate, Joel Davel. (Plus a post-credit scene for Buchla 208 nerds.)"

Division 6 Business Card Synthesizer & Zoom MS-50G MultiStomp | Semi-Generative Ambient

Fahmi M.

"Tiny synthesizer that can be played by itself or connected to other synth gear. Features : pulse, square, triangle, and sawtooth waves - 2 LFOs with pulse, square, saw, triangle and ramp shapes - manual gate trigger (can be locked on), etc."

Moog Subharmonicon Jam (September 2020)

Rotate Shift Repeat

"Improvisation with Moog Subharmonicon through reverb & delay. Using Dreadbox Erebus & Doepfer Dark Energy as modulation utilities. This is an interesting being, if approached intellectually becomes fiddly and awkward but if used through feeling and listening becomes something else. For example the sequencer dials aren't marked and pretty small for precise settings to get the polyrhythm one is aiming for. Maybe using another module for generating precise CV and feeding that to the rhythm generators could achieve this but I'm actually finding setting these without too much care and carving out patterns from the chaos pretty rewarding.

Using Ableton for fx duties with Soundtoys Echoboy, Eventide Blackhole & Fabfilter Q3"

Advanced Synths and Patch Design for Producers Course | Learn Music Online at Soundfly


Note supporting members of MATRIXSYNTH are eligible for a 20% discount for paid courses - email address is on the support page.

"Soundfly helps curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it — subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly.

Tired of presets? Need more complex and interesting-sounding patches in your productions? Or maybe you want to be able to figure out the sounds from other artists' tracks? Whether you're a producer looking to level up your sound design chops or just want to have some fun diving down a synth-fueled rabbit hole, this course is designed to help you craft better synth sounds.

Throughout this course, we’ll look at popular synths, sounds, and post-processing techniques to help you develop strategies for creating better sounds from the ground up. From epic house leads to snarling dubstep basses and vintage '80s keyboard sounds, we’ll show you how to create patches step by step. Along the way, we’ll explain concepts related to subtractive synthesis, wavetable synthesis, FM synthesis, and sampling. In the end, you'll have a better idea of what type of synth to reach for in a particular situation, understand the ins and outs of creating patches, how to program better parts, and make better sounds than you ever thought you could.

Ready to level-up your synth skills? Sign up now:"

How to Tune a Morphagene


"With the vsop options on the Morphagene's SD card, it's possible to adjust Morphagene to track 1v/oct quantized control voltage. Here's a little walkthrough of how to do it. More non-VCO sequencing tricks to come!"

SoundsDivine 'Binary Worlds 2' - Omnisphere 2 Soundset


"This is a demo of the presets from the 'Binary Worlds 2' soundset for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.

00:00 Intro
00:10 Field Of Dreams
00:47 Quantum Leap
01:28 Promised Land
02:12 Nether Worlds
02:53 Spirit Medicine
03:27 Tranquility Island
04:04 Entering Underworld
04:41 Striking Metal
05:39 Vatican Mysteries
06:21 Last Temptation
07:05 Indigo Flow"

Dreadbox Medusa - Synergy Bundle 128 presets and 64 seqs


Lfo team proudly presents its bundle soundset for greek creature - Dreadbox Medusa


"Synergy" Bundle contains 128 Modern and Retro single presets +64 modern sequences.

We spend much time to create:

Deep Leads & Basses
Beautiful Plucks
Modular movement sounds

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation & Anton Sacral Reason author of "Stratosphere" for Wavestate.

Synergy sounds massive & deep and made as a part of our "Cinematic"
series patches (DeepMind, Wavestate,Argon8 etc)

Extend your Medusa sound universe with ummy presets!"

DSI Pro 2 & ProCo Rat


GLASYS ft. T-Pain - Brinstar Underground Depths (Down For The Count) // Super Metroid Hip Hop Cover


"I finally collaborated with T-Pain! On a Metroid cover no less.
Download / stream here:

3 years ago T-Pain commented on a video of mine on Reddit and said he wanted to work together. We spent some time in the studio and went back and forth on a few different ideas, but nothing really happened until I sent him this Super Metroid live cover / remix of mine which he loved and immediately agreed to add vocals to.
This is the "Lower Brinstar" theme from the iconic 1994 Nintendo SNES game. I tracked my part live, playing all the sounds simultaneously. T-Pain then wrote lyrics and added some awesome vocals and harmonies in his signature autotune style.

I decided to release this track together with my other video game covers as well as originals that I performed in YouTube videos. The name of the album is "Off Screen - Video Recordings" and you can find it on most platforms (the Bandcamp version has the most tracks because not all the covers could be licensed for streaming).

You can also get a high quality download of this track if you support me on Patreon:

Hope you enjoy!

Gear / synths used: Sequential Prophet XL, Moog Matriarch, Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075, Spectrasonics Omnisphere and Keyscape, Korg MicroKey 2, Arcadia custom controller (built for me by Moldover)."


"This is a synth drum with a built-in self-oscillating VCF.

It is equipped with a wideband oscillator and has a strong SWEEP effect.

You can create various tones by tapping on the body or with an external trigger (sequencer or piezo).

The oscillator has a thicker sound from highs to lows, and the waveform can be selected as TRIANGLE or SAWTOOTH.

SWEEP is set to be applied very strongly, so adjust it in conjunction with CUT OFF COARSE.

SUSUTAIN Setting of the decay time from the onset of sound

SENSITIVITY TRIGGER (When the plug is inserted into the trigger, the internal trigger of the unit is turned off) is to adjust the input sensitivity of the SENSITIVITY TRIGGER.

LFO.F controls the amount of LFO applied to the filter and LFO.

LFO.O controls the amount of LFO applied to the oscillator.

FINE is a finer pitch control for the oscillator than COARSE.

The RESONANCE oscillates at maximum and the pitch can be changed with the CUT OFF knob.

It can be powered by either a center minus 9V DC or 9V battery.

Noise Lab - Eurorack Modules from Stockholm


"Noise Lab is a newly founded synthesizer company based in Stockholm, Sweden. They are starting with six modules forming an interesting synthesizer voice with lots of tricks up its sleeve. Besides the standard modules VCO, VCF, VCA Noise Lab also offers a
spectral mixer a very versatile Wave Shaper and a super-fast envelope. Here is a short overview about the new Noise Lab products.

Prime Mover is an advanced and versatile Voltage Controlled Oscillator based on the renowned 3340 chip. Four primary sound outputs generates Saw, Triangle, Pulse and Sine while individual wave shapers, one for each waveform, expands the sonic possibilities even further.

The Wrinkler consists of a primary wavefolder circuit and a secondary “creaser”, both controllable via knobs and CV. Generally wave folders only work with low harmonic content such as Sine or Triangle waves but this one comes with circuitry which can fold and wrinkle ANY waveform you feed into it, including square waves!

The Beautifier is a flexible OTA based filter, featuring a lowpass/bandpass switch and a selectable slope of 24db and 12dB.

Augmentor features two independent amplifiers with linear response, can also be employed as a signal splitter and works great to create ring-modulator sounds as well with CV control over both audio and CV signals.

Contourist is a general purpose Envelope Generator with three outputs (one inverted ) and three time ranges. From short and snappy (50 msec) to several minutes long contour curves.

The Fourcaster is a unique 4-channel analog crossfader a.k.a. interpolating scanner. Once you start working with it, you'll soon discover how you can create very complex sounds simply by fading between sources.

In this video we'll have a look at the whole product line by Noise Lab and have the chance to hear the modules in a musical context."

Octave-Plateau Voyetra 8

via this auction

75 lbs?

"This is one of the first 8-voice synthesizers to be made along with the Jupiter 8. They are about the same vintage. The Voyetra though has a HUGE sound that cannot be matched by anything out there. It is very rare and is in perfect shape. I am the original owner having bought this at Manny's music NYC when it still was rocking along. It comes with a little cheat sheet for the programming options and the full manual in PDF can be found online.

It is around 75 pounds so local pickup is recommend but I will ship it if you like. Not sure what the shipping will actually be but wil guesstimate here."

Original Novation Bass Station SN 0006272

Roland Sound Expansion Vintage Synth M-VS 1 SN ZI24153

via this auction

Kawai SX-240 + mahogany side panels + replaced battery

via this auction

Crumar Trilogy 3-Section Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is an awesome poly synth from the late 70s/early 80s. Super interesting, wild sounding synth with an awesome organ and string section. It sounds like an ARP went off it’s meds and flew over the cuckoos nest.

Only issues are a couple of missing fader tips, and a repaired key, but no problems at all with functionality. You’re gonna be making VERY bold decisions with your productions once this is in your studio."

Roland Jupiter-6 SN 343386

via this auction

"Roland Jupiter-6 in superb shape with new clip-in battery, replacing the need for soldering

unbelievably flexible and powerful

very hard to let go of this one - it is lush, deep, bubbly, crystalline, and everything in between.

original Roland footswitch included"

Buchla Easel 208r black panel

via this auction

"208 Roman v3 board, black panel, UA726 ICs. Has Papz reverb mod, so reverb doesn’t overdrive, so it is smooth all the way through to 100% wet."

Vintage 1972 Ace Electronic Industries (Japan) Rhythm Ace FR6 (P) Black Drum Computer SN 003077

via this auction

Ace Tone FR-6 P

Ace Electronic Industries Rhythm (1972)

"Vintage Analog preset drum machine, it sounds similar to more famous ROLAND TR-55.
Later ACE TONE society became part of the ROLAND group"

UDO Super 6 Binaural Synthesizer - Mini Sound Explorations

Curt Parr

"This is the UDO Super 6 Analog Hybrid Binaural Poly Synth and it is so much fun to explore, create, build and destroy its sounds.

Just some short sound explorations as a demonstration of how easily it can evolve. If you can play it through some good headphones or stereo speakers."

Live parameter edit demo : Playing with sliced sample

Nunomo LLC

"Another demo for Qun synthesizer.
Granular engine's playing position can be modulated by PWM, it is very powerful tool to change the sound."

ClockTap: sync all the things!

Captain Credible

"Sign up / request werkshop:

I designed a pedal for BandOrg. It is for syncing everything. It can pretend to be a "tap pedal" and tap tempo on guitar pedals++, it has gate outputs to send and recieve sync to analog gear, it sends and receives midi clock, via USB and 5pin DIN. It even has two gate pattern sequencers that can run in parallell. Sends and receives sync on everything!"

ACL JAM day on the water

Audiophile Circuits League

DIY modular synth / $20 100kind DSP multi effect eurorack module / how to make and modify

HAGIWO modular synthesizer channel

100 FX eurorack module

"1:40 DIY process

Modify $20 multi effect FX pcb circuit to eurorack modular synthesizer.

all efects review [posted here]"

Dreadbox Nyx v2


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

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