MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Strymon Nightsky + Analog Poly Synthesizer

Mitchell Rays

"Just a quick video of what the Strymon Nighsky is capable for doing to a Polyphonic 4 Voice Analog Synth. I'm going to be doing more videos in depth. This Nighsky is ridiculously awesome! Another master piece by Strymon.

-Dave Smith Instruments Tetra"


Strymon Nightsky | In depth parameter sound demo with synth

"Juts messing around with the controls on the Strymon NIghsky so you can get a feel for the pedal. Wasn't trying to play anything musical or creatively. Played the same chord so you can hear what the pedal changes. Hope you find this video useful. This is a lovely pedal that would be a great addition to any pedal board."

200 voice

zack dagoba

"A vocal-like patch on the Buchla 200"

Piston Honda MK3 - A complete instrument all by itself!

Synth Diy Guy

"Join me for an in depth overview of this amazing dual wavetable oscillator by Industrial Music Electronics, complete with drone performance in the end :)"

Arturia KEYSTEP PRO AND 5u Modular System


"Just the Keystep Pro controling the 5u,Mu,DOTCOM"

Circuit Bent Guardians of the Galaxy Sound Tape by Psychiceyeclix

Circuit Bent Guardians of the Galaxy Sound Tape by Psychiceyeclix


via this auction

"Created by Psychiceyeclix - Create glitchy beats & rhythmic noise with the 6 samples.

Bash out patterns & beats with the buttons.

Use LFO/square wave circuit to trigger the 6 sounds

Use the glitch control to cut the samples up into more glitchy beats

Plug in with stereo mini jack.

Features -

Glitch control,
trigger circuit
trigger On switch
trigger frequency control
Lfo or square wave switch
6 x trigger switches
jack out
speaker still connected"

Circuit Bent Guardians of the Galaxy Sound Tape - Fx/Synth/Drone/Glitch/Noise

Elettrorama Weird Sound Generator

via this auction

Demo here

Weird Sound Generator
Standalone Synth module
designed by Music From out of Space

Screenprinted plastic enclosure with plexi glass parts

WSG is an analog drone Synthesizer with 2 voices, each one with 3 oscillators.

One main osc which is frequency modulated by another audio range oscillator (which can be heard as well)
for FM and syncing effects and by an LFO, a sub audio oscillator with two selectable waveforms.

A total of four oscillators can be heard thru a very resonant LOW PASS FILTER 6db/oct with a lot of character and sparkly sound.

Audio Output Connections: 1 x 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Control voltage (CV): 2
Gate: 1
Power: 9V power supply (EU 230 V) INCLUDED"


via this auction

1986 Crumar Bit 01 SN 00157

via this auction

Nord Lead 1 Keyboard With 12 Voice Expansion

via this auction, also on Reverb

"It has the rare 12 voice expansion chip which (in my opinion and many you'll read on the internet) is basically essential for this synth. This chip goes for $300 by itself. Two listings on eBay for Nord Lead 1s with this expansion are listed for over $2k (crazy high but shows that they are rare)."

Peak & Summit Wavetable Editor - Complex LFO's with Wavetables // Novation


"Oscillator 3 on Novation Peak and Summit can be used as a hardwired modulation source. Loading a wavetable can bring new and exciting rhythmic animation to your sounds. Using Summit, Ehsan guides you through it.

--- Discover more about the Peak & Summit Wavetable Editor:

--- Access Wavetable Editor via Components:

--- For more about our Peak and Summit Synths:"

Peak & Summit Wavetable Editor posts



"Audio feedback loops can lead to wonderful and horrible results. In this video we'll mostly explore the latter."

Studio Hardware Tour: Elektron, Roland, Modular & more

Synth & Sundry

Elektron Octatrack sampler & Analog Four synth 00:48
Modular System 03:50
Roland JV-880 Digital Synthesizer 04:50
Teenage Engineering OP-1 05:53
RME Fireface UFX Audio Interface 06:28
Arturia KeyStep MIDI Keyboard 07:26
Audio Monitoring Decision 07:49
Final Studio Thoughts & Recap 09:02

Some music I have made with this hardware: NonComplete - No Man's Land [posted here]

Intro music, also mine: Cybersyn - Aurore (Bonus)

This video walks through my current music studio set up, detailing the role each synth, sampler and sequencer plays in the music composition and production process.

#synth #studio #musicproduction

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:

Concentric Rings of Feedback

poorness studios

"I was just messing around and somehow create a patch that is just rings of feedback. The Sara VCF (in self-oscillation) is the only sound source and it goes into the Resonant EQ, then into the Chronoblob, and finally into Typhoon. Each module adds another feedback loop. It's nothing special but I felt like I had to share this."

RetroSound: Sequential Prophet-600 Analog Synthesizer (1982) my favorite P-600 sound


"(c)2007-20 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

Sequential Circuts Prophet-600 Analog Synthesizer from the year 1982
Some self made sounds.

P-600 spec:
Polyphony: 6 Voices;
Oscillators: 2 VCO A saw,pulse, tri; VCO B saw, pulse, tri, PW;
Filter: analog 4-pole lowpass (Curtis) with its own envelope generators; Arpeg/Seq - Sequencer: 2-track, real-time only; Arpeggiator: up, down, up/down;

all synthesizer sounds: Sequential Circuts Prophet-600 Analog Synthesizer
drums: Roland TR-808
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Merch Shop:
RetroSound Home:"

minimal 4 extract


Extract on a EP i'm working on.
Gotharman Little deformer 3
Elektron Octatrack & Machinedrum
Oto Bam & Boum

Vintage synthesizer museum Episode Two:A CS80 Mothertrucker

Talesofox Meza

"Kids nowadays..."

Vintage Synth Museum Episode One: Synth Motherfucker

Talesofox Meza

Jomox XBASE 999 Analog Drum Synthesizer / Drum Machine

via this auction

Teisco SX210 Synthesizer SN T-7222

via this auction

Circuit Bent Casio SA-2 // Full Overview // Gleix devices

George Gleixner

via this auction

"A classic for circuit bending. First SA-2 I've picked up in a few years.

- Hard on/off switch
- 1/8” audio output jack
- Internal speaker on/off
- Squealing feedback/distortion knob with on/off
- Squealing feedback/distortion optic theremin with on/off
- CV input for feedback/distortion (not pictured above, added after photos - check the demo video)
- Glitch button, variation knob
- Noisy tonal distortion on/off
- Kick, Hi-Hat, Snare trigger buttons
- CV/Gate trigger inputs for kick, snare, hi-hat
- Two blue LEDs, lightly pulse to the audio
- Switch to enable access to 100 casio tones (only 44 available with stock buttons)

0:00 - Intro
0:35 - Basic features
1:10 - Feedback/distortion knob, optic-theremin
2:30 - Drum triggers
2:45 - Glitch trigger
3:50 - Additional buzzy distortion
4:15 - Hidden features switch
5:35 - CV/Gate integration
7:11 - Outro"

via this auction

Kawai Sound Card RAM DC-32

via this auction

First one to be featured on the site.

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 2373

via this auction

"Great condition Sequential Circuits Pro-One.

Recently service where it was calibrated/tuned, all new bushings were put in, and the transformer secondary was isolated from the chassis ground to eliminate the 60 cycle hum."

Roland Gr-700, gr-707 guitar synthesizer system c 1980s

via this auction

"Vintage c 1980s Roland gr700/ gr707 analog guitar synthesizer system, complete with, cabling, and user manual!

This unit is in superb functional condition, and has just been serviced. All voices are 100%, and It’s ready for another 35 years of radness. It is in just lovely shape, and has clearly been babied over the years, case and all.

The guitar is quite a lovely player of its own accord; the humbuckers are fat and gritty, neck arrow straight and true, action perfectly low, and she holds great tune, even with vigorous dive-bombing. (You will be dive bombing). She looks rad enough on stage to sling w/o the synth ;)

The synth of course, is pure WOW. Build around the same basic 2 vco/ voice architecture as the Jx3p/ Juno 60, it’s a truly powerful and versatile analog synth. The synth module can also function as an awesome, and super weird expander module, especially, with a pg200.

She’s just a peach, and I haven’t seen her better. Perfect for the Studio, pro player or synth nerd for whom the real sound of the real thing really matters. Enjoy!"

Elektron Introduces a New Look for the Analog Four & Analog Rytm MKII

Analog Four & Analog Rytm MKII. Transformed.


"Introducing the new-look Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII. Refined. Rewrought. Reborn.

Both machines have been updated with an eye-catching new aesthetic, giving the sturdy enclosure a sleek black finish and a fresh back-lit color palette to complement the user interface. In addition to the machine makeover, the factory content has been updated with some exceptional new slices to get you started.

New look. New lights. New music."

Glamor shots:

Gabe Miller Music: The Cheapest Drum Machine I Could Find (making a song)

"In which I make electronic music with the Stylophone Beatbox, the cheapest 'drum machine' I could possibly find, resulting in large amounts of jank and a mild existential crisis."

QUEEN OF PENTACLES: analog and digital voices walkthrough


Check with dealers on the right for availability.

"Our new 7 voice hybrid drum machine features 3 analog drum voices modelled after the iconic 909 drum machine.
The analog voices are Kick / Snare / Clap.
Kick can be controlled by 3 parameters: Tune / Pitch envelope amount / distortion.
Snare and Clap share one parameter called Decay, which sets the length of the sound. Additionally Snare has a dedicated tune pot and Clap has a dedicated tone pot. All 3 voices are also controlled by a Spoiler control (sample rate reducer) that affects the noise signal applied to each voice making everything sound more crunchy.

Additionally, module features 4 sample-based voices, with a total of 8 banks of 4 samples each created by Nicolas Bougaieff. You can control these samples by pressing the mode/bank button and tweaking the 4 dedicated knobs, switching between pitch and amp decay controls. Long pressing the bank button/mode will switch the sample bank. Additionally, the positions of the 8 parameters (pitch and amp decay) are stored once you switch the bank, making it easier to set up and recall kits. You can additionally load your own samples into it to create your own custom kits!"

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & TC Electronic DMatter


Tama Techstar TAM500 - 80's Analog Drum Synth Sounds

TAM500 on eBay | on Reverb

"This is an analog drum voice module from 1985, meant to be used with Tama Techstar electronic drum kits. Here I am triggering it with drum gates from an Arturia Beatstep Pro. I've also successfully used it with homemade piezo triggers on a drum kit.

Additional Images:"

Testing Arturia PolyBrute for Trancy Techno Track.

Sound Provider

"Small demo of the Arturia Polybrute Polyphonic Analog Synth on a Basic Techno /Trance-y Track here.
Originally I did this to test the presets I created for Arturia, to check if they could be used as they are, we all already found some amazing presets impossible to place in a song.
For this exercise I mixed this song differently than a "normal" song:
Even if I used some EQs and compressors, I used them a lot more lightly to avoid denaturing too much the sound of the PolyBrute, I didn't use any effects other than those of the Synthesizer (reverb/delay and modulation), I also played everything by hand in one shot without doing any edits.
The result is a bit rough but I think it's ok to give an idea .
For the sounds of this demo come from the Synthetiser except the Kick which comes from the Sound Bank I made for Sound Provider: "Techno kick now" ( Sp Techno Kick 130Bpm 01 ) and 2 loops of HiHat which comes at 0:36,1:20 and 2:35 which come from "Techno hi-hat now". (Sp Techno HH 130 Bpm Full 03 / Sp Techno HH 130 Bpm Off Beat 05 )
You can always go on the site ( )to listen to their demos and why not buy them for your tracks (and also support us ❤😉)
All the other sounds come from the PolyBrute:
Bass, Pad, Horn, Arp, Bouncing Lead, Wobble bass, First HH/percu, Noise Fx.


Leonard de Leonard"

Arturia KeyStep 37 Chords with Scale Quantizer Demo (Feat Novation Peak Synth & Boss DD-8 Delay)

Sound Provider

Update: moved this post up as I had a typo in the video ID. It should play now.

"After my video about the "One finger Chord" with Arturia KeyStep 37 controller & Sequencer Keyboard ( below ) some people asked me how the keyboard manages chords with the scale quantizer , because doing maj 7 (for exemple) on every key is cool (and lot of good house or rave tracks we were made that way) but most of the time it's better to have chords that fit with the scale you use.
So I did this quick exemple , hope it can help some of you.
Little reminder, on Chord mode you can choose 12 differents chords type and on the Scale Quantizer you can choose between Chromatic /Major/Minor/Blues and User Scale.
For this video I also use the Novation Peak Synth and the Boss DD-8 delay.


Leonard de Leonard"

Easy Chords with one finger with Arturia "KeyStep 37" (Feat Novation Peak Synth)

"Quick test of the Chord feat from the "Arturia KeyStep 37" The new Arturia 37 keyboard controller and Sequencer.
For this test the Arturia Keyboard control my Novation Peak Synthesizer."


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