MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Korg DVP-1 Vocoder 1985 | Be Darth Vader!

Espen Kraft

"A somewhat forgotten piece of gear, the Korg DVP-1 is far from perfect, but it can still make some beautiful vocoding sounds. And then some!"


The Great Filter

"Prophet 6 + DX21 jam"

New Strymon NightSky – Time-Warped Reverberator ++Experimental Reverb Pedal++ Details & Demos

Strymon NightSky – Time-Warped Reverberator ++Experimental Reverb Pedal++
Strymon NightSky – In-Depth Tour with Sound Designer Pete Celi
Strymon NightSky – Sequencer Examples Demo
Strymon NightSky – Audio Examples Demo

Initial pics previously posted here.

Some details via Strymon:

"Time-Warped Reverberator.
Create vast soundscapes with just a few notes from your instrument. Apply mind-bending pitch and harmonic manipulation to your reverb tails, with synth-like filter sweeps. Enter a world of new sounds that blow away the boundaries of what is possible with reverb. With pioneers and adventurous sonic explorers in mind we created a reverb pedal that can go where none have gone before.

Easel Arpeggiator YaYas

Todd Barton

"Now for something a bit lighter. Sometimes I just need to do the arpeggiator thing 😁"

1970s-inspired “pod” in progress


"Organizing some keyboards around in the studio in the classic 1970s style horseshoe.
(sorry for the occasional clicks. The audio interface was acting up tonight)"

iVCS3 JEC Captivity Auto-Generative Preset

James Edward Cosby

"A single preset from the upcoming JEC iVCS3 Preset Bank release... "Captivity"...

This track was recorded live using only 1 instance of iVCS3 running an automated preset. Initial settings and parameter limits are stored in a preset and by using the awesome APESoft multi parameter LFO's, iVCS3 can be left unattended to produce unique textures ad infinitum..."

Isla Instruments Live Stream - S2400 Overview

Isla Instruments

Herb Deutsch's Moog SOB (by Synthpro)


"Hey Guys,

Here is a little different video for all of you going over Herb's Moog SOB (better known as the Opus 3) and the history of this particular instrument released by moog back in the 80s.

Herb was involved in the design of the Opus 3 and I am very honored to have the opportunity to work on his actual instrument.

(Note: when showing the Chorus schematics I did forget to address that the 2 LFOs are modulating at 20Hz and a 2Hz signal...this is also how you get slow/fast rate based off which LFO is selected. These LFOs are actually modulating the clocking oscillator running at roughly 300kHz to clock the SAD512s....this is that circuit behind where I talk about the sine wave conversion)

Thanks again Herb and to all of you who watch my videos.


Herb Deutsch's Moog SOB Part 2 (by Synthpro)

"This is the second/final part of the series on Herb's SOB (Opus 3).

This this video, I go over more in depth of the chorus after repairs and a good overview of the features of this instrument to show its 100% working.

Thanks again Herb and to all of you who watch, I greatly appreciate the support.


Sound of: Arturia PolyBrute FX ON / FX BYPASS

Sound Provider

"After my Video about my presets for the Arturia PolyBrute Polyphonic Synthesizer ( [posted here] ) Some people have asked to listen to demos without the 3 digital effects (which are good) to be able to hear the Analog Sound of the synth only to get a better idea of its power.
Here it is!
In this video I load patches randomly, I start to play, I modulate the Morph parameter then I bypass the digital effects to make you listen to the pure analog sound of the preset.
We can realize that PolyBrute sound is super alive even without effect (at least I think so).


Leonard de Leonard"

Pin Electronics Hornet

via this auction

Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Gently used, could pass for new! Includes original box, power supply, sound templates, manual and patch cables."

Casio CZ-3000 Phase Distortion Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

YAMAHA EX5R Extended Synthesis Synthesizer Sampler Sound Module

via this auction

E-mu EMU PX 7 w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

"E-Mu PX-7 Command Station - 128 Voice Synth Multi Track Sequencer. This unit is like new! I purchased it from a sound designer at E-Mu. It works perfectly and looks brand new. Is in the original packaging and box. Includes the original manual (and power cable). The original ROM is installed as well. It is the closest to new old stock that you can get!"

M-Audio Venom Synthesizer

via this auction

Teenage Engineering POM 400 - Full Review

Molten Music Technology

"Here's a deep dive into the Pocket Operator Modular 400 synthesizer. I talk about the design, the sound, the price, the possibilities, the flaws and what this thing is capable of. Lots of sound examples, patching and pros and cons."

Sequential Pro 3 & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo


The Noise I Make - DSI Pro 2 w/ Boss DD-550 and Strymon Flint

Daniel Davis

Islands, microfreak , bit of eurorack


"Slowly finding my way back to music. Had a bit of an odd patch of late with very little music making or desire to make it but it seems to be returning a little."

I synth for Critter and Guitari Organelle

"I_Synth is an organelle patch (puredata) that generates audio drones and vector graphics if you have an oscilloscope or simmilar.
I_Synth is available at :"

"S3rquencer is an Organelle patch made in Puredata that also has sampling, synthesis, mixing and effects. It's like a little Daw.. It has ableton link and it sends it's midi out (in the Fourteen! respective channels) so it can be used to control any midi hardware or software. check the videos and the manual for reference: .

I will be doing some upgrades depending on the users feedback and I will be releasing also extensions that add more functionalities to S3rquencer. (Looper. Insert FX,Virtual analog synths,etc. ) Other way to support this work could be via Patreon: Where I will be offering free upgrades and extensions of the software to the patreons and also public and private video tutorials where I will be showing how to quickly adapt the software to each one's personal needs

Thank you for your support


New Strymon NightSky Leaked

Update: New pic of the front panel above, demos here

Pic of the new Strymon NightSky sent my way via an anonymous reader.

Controls left to right starting on top:

Mod Section
SPEED knob
TARGET button - verb, pitch, filter
DEPTH knob
SHAPE button - triangle, square, sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, random, env

Decay Section
TEXTURE button - sparse, dense, diffuse
SIZE/PITCH button - smooth, half step, scale

Mix Section
DRY knob

TONE Section
LOW CUT knob
FILTER button - regen, lowpass
HIG CUT knob

Voice Section
SHIMMER button - input, regen
SHIMMER button - high, low
DRIVE button - pre, post

Bottom section
FAVORITE buttons for presets
sequence step / hold (morph) foot switch
sequence tap switch
INFINITE hold / (sequence) switch

On back:
INST/LINE switch
EXP Expression pedal input

Mini Systems 002: SSF ZPO, Rossum Linnaeus, and the Digitakt!

Patchwerks Seattle

"In this video resident expert Jesse Humes takes us on a shuffle trip with his Intellijel Palette case full of excellent modules and the Elektron Digitakt. Featuring the SSF Zero Point Oscillator, Rossum Linnaeus, and the Intellijel Multi-FX 1U.

Rossum LINNAEUS is a stereo state variable filter that provides the unique ability to linearly modulate its resonant frequency through zero into negative frequency, while maintaining stability. With extensive voltage control of nearly every parameter, Linnaeus lets you manipulate the filter’s natural response curve in new ways, to create both subtle and dramatic timbral effects. And with a “one-knob-per-parameter” interface, LINNAEUS inspires sonic creativity that invites (and rewards) real-time interaction.

Order a Rossum LINAEUS here:

The Zero Point Oscillator is not your typical analog VCO or even your standard Thru-Zero FM VCO for that matter. The core of the ZPO was developed through countless hours of experimentation involving Through-Zero modulation techniques. Through-Zero FM is a form of frequency modulation that produces much deeper and useful FM tones than a typical VCO can accomplish. New techniques have been discovered that not only improve the performance of TZFM, but also grant additional benefits as will be explained.

Order a SSF Zero Point Oscillator here:

The Intellijel Multi-FX 1U provides three carefully crafted and highly musical sounding delay based FX in a compact 1U package. Powerful on its own but even more fun as part of a bigger effects chain.

Three FX modes:
DELAY – tap/clock syncable, controls for rate/division, tone (feedback low pass filtering), and feedback amount.
CHORUS – controls for modulation rate, tone (brightness) and modulation depth.
PLATE REVERB – controls for pre-delay, tone (brightness), and decay time.
Stereo Wet/Dry balance for all three FX modes.

Order a Intellijel Multi-FX 1U here:

The Elektron Digitakt is a beat making powerhouse.

Compact, rugged and to the point. Digitakt is a formidable drum machine and sampler. With an astounding feature set and an exquisite digital sound engine, the stage is set for a striking encounter. Digitakt is a compact sampling drum machine from Elektron. It contains all the necessary tools to make people move to the beat. A digital and highly flexible sound engine, sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, dedicated tracks for controlling external MIDI gear, and Overbridge support. Digitakt is made for heavy use. It features hi res encoders and extremely durable back-lit buttons (rated for 50 million presses). The ultra crisp OLED screen perfectly renders the clear and streamlined user interface. The Digitakt comes pre-loaded with heaps of great electronic and acoustic sounds. Drums, percussion, synths, and FX are all part of the sound palette. The sample collection allows you to start creating, experimenting and producing right away.

Order an Elektron Digitakt here:
Performance by: Jesse Humes
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Short Performance on Buchla Easel Command w/ Sensel Morph 01


"The Buchla Easel Command has an optional USB Host that makes it easy to plug in a Sensel Morph. This performance uses the Ableton Live Looper to build the composition. There are several interesting mappings the Easel with Thunder allows:

* Timbre Control with up/down slides
* Modulation Control with bottom hex pad
* Sequence Control with top right buttons
* Envelope Control with velocity
* Pitch Bend with left/right slides


Introduction to Buchla Easel Command and Sensel Morph: A Complete Tutorial.

"The Buchla Easel Command (208C) has an option of a USB Host. You can even buy a bundle with the Sensel Morph and legendary Thunder overlay. But how do you use it?
This video covers basic patching techniques on the Easel Command, focusing on using the gestures from the Morph to control the sound. Without getting too far in the weeds, you can learn how to get some really complex sounds and controls with just a few patch cords. Buchla made an amazing instrument - now it's your turn to make amazing music!"

Yamaha CS Series (1978)

"Waaaa... waa aa a aaa a!" Here’s something to warm your heart: Sit back and enjoy this wonderful clip from an NHK educational show featuring two legendary Yamaha synthesizers: The compact CS-10, and the almighty CS-80 in the second half of the video. So what’s going on in the beginning? Using a microphone, the hosts voice is routed through the filter of the synth and is being modulated in frequency, resulting in the robotic voice. 🤖 🎹


This was spotted and sent in via @deejayiwan

Eventide Blackhole Reverb Pedal — Works great with synthesizers! [Arturia PolyBrute]


"Today we are checking out the new Blackhole effects pedal from Eventide. It can do some massive reverbs and cool drones. Sponsored by Skillshare. For a limited time, use this link to get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership:"

BoBeats links:
►Patches & samples
►Circuit Patches:

MAKEN0ISE Office Hours with guest host TONY ROLANDO, Thursday September 17th


How to use the Yamaha EX5 as the controller keyboard in your studio - pattern and song sequencer

Floyd Steinberg

'Table of contents below! One of my viewers asked for a video showing how to use the Yamaha EX5 as a controller keyboard, controlling external MIDI hardware, producing a complete song. Video takeaway: Press "edit" in song mode and then [F3] to arrange your patterns into a song.

00:00 Introduction
00:42 hardware setup (cables)
01:42 MIDI setup
02:40 song structure, pattern- and song sequencer
03:21 setting up a performance/patch overview (see [this post])
05:07 pattern sequencer (see [below])
06:59 recording modes (step, overwrite, replace...)
08:42 song sequencer
10:58 demo
11:20 conclusion/bye-bye"

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Yamaha EX5: Using the sequencer to create a loop

"In answer to a viewer request, I'm using the EX5's built-in sequencer to record a small drum/string loop.

0:00 bla bla
0:34 creating a new performance
2:54 song mode
3:13 recording in step mode
4:14 changing the tempo
4:35 copying measures / bars
6:15 recording a second track
7:29 quantizing
8:00 adding a third track
8:20 adjusting the volume of an instrument/track
10:13 conclusion



"In this tutorial video we use ORCΛ to build a custom tracker from scratch. Trackers are making a comeback so don't miss out on being the coolest."

Plaits Synthesis Models Series #14 - Analog Bass Drum

Omri Cohen

You can find additional resources available from Omri Cohen at

Erica Synths Techno System Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Eurorack Modular Synth System with 17 Modules, Travel Case, PSU, and Patch Cables. Also includes sample drum module."

Martin Hannett Echo and custom Space/ Dalek Voice Effect - Joy Division Producer

via this auction

"Martin Hannett legendary Manchester producer custom modified echo and Space/ Dr Who Dalek voice simulator/ effector with 240v power supply - Mic in and line in and Mic out and line out on 6.35mm jacks

As you may know Hannett was fascinated with echo using echo and delay to great effect on Joy Division records , he also loved watching science fiction films Doctor Who , Daleks and space age sounds and exchanged tapes with Delia Derbyshire from the Radiophonic Workshop who created those sounds. Science fiction sounds gave Hannett his ideas for studio effects

This is a really rare and fully working Hannett customised machine

from the equipment cache of the man who produced Joy Division, early New Order, Stone Roses , Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks, Magazine, John Cooper Clarke, U2 and more

will come with provenance note

will ship anywhere in the world will work worldwide- step up transformer would be needed for 110 v countries"

EMS Bournemouth built PAIA analog synth 1970s from Martin Hannett

via this auction

"Built in the 1970s from modules at Electronic Music Studios EMS Bournemouth factory, this analog modular PAIA modified by EMS Bournemouth 110 volt synth ended up in the hands of Joy Division's producer Martin Hannett who was also a musician mainly using synth and bass guitar.NOTE -The listing is for the synth only, the Hannett AMS delays and Marshall Time Modulators are available from me separately- message me for more info on those. this EMS Bournemouth PAIA analog modularHannett synth is a working piece of history"

Roland System 100 101 Analog Synth Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Voyager RME + VX351 + VX 352 !!! UNIQUE Modular System !!!

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

"I have decided to sell my last pieces of vintage gear, 303, 808 and 909.Here is a perfect condition TB303.It has been retrofired with the QS303 CPU which is imo the best non sound altering mod you can have :

Total midi control, USB, live programming and more ...

I've also replaced all red leds by blue ones (they're supposed to reduce the noise floor compared to red ones)
Included is a black Roland faux-leather bag !

I am selling it with an assortment of spare parts :All the potentiometers, one knob, red leds, 2 complete switchboards, the original CPU and so on !"

Venus de Milo Low-Poly Eurorack Blank, 10HP White on Black

via this auction

"3D printed 3U eurorack blank, featuring Venus de Milo, circa 100BC

Want to add some class to your rack? Did you REALLY enjoy art history? Do you want people to know you take Vaporwave seriously as a genre? Snag this blank today and fill in that empty space in your heart (or rack) that’s inviting stray cables and dust bunnies.

Venus’s knee is about 18mm above the panel: shorter than most knobs but be careful if you use a lid.

Material: White PLA on Black PLA 2mm blank panel

Due to 3D printing technology, there may be minor surface imperfections, visible layer lines, or specks of discoloration in the print."

Sound design with Bassline DB-01 & Zen Delay

Erica Synths

"11 jams with Bassline DB-01 and Zen Delay and some unconventional approach to the Bassline DB-01.

Jams by Mixmaster Raitis, Multilux, KODEK"

Sequential Prophet 6 vs. Behringer Model D: Monophonic Sounds

The Great Filter

"In this video, we check out whether the Sequential Prophet 6, a synth known for its lush polysynth sounds, can stack against the mighty Behringer Model D, a clone of the Moog Minimoog Model D - the king of monosynths.

Let me know what you think: does the Prophet sound like a good bass/lead synth? How did it stack against the powerful Model D?

In my opinion... I think it did pretty darn well!"

New Behringer Pro-800 in the Works

According to Behringer:

"What an exciting day!!! The PRO-800 is alive!!! Some time ago we started a wonderful journey with the famous synth designer GliGli who rose to fame for his highly respected improvements around the Sequential PRO-600.
Together with GliGli we have taken this beautiful synth to the next level. The PRO-800 is now an fully polyphonic, 8-Voice Dual VCO synth with many new features.

We’re working hard to get it to you below US$ 600 while shipment is targeted for coming January."


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