MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Quincas Moreira - Live on Cyberpunk Day

Synth Diy Guy

"Watch award-winning electronic composer Quincas Moreira perform live synthwave music to celebrate Cyberpunk Day"

Radio Morning


"A real time recording of the Moog Subharmonicon, EH Canyon Looper, Empress Reverb, Encore Frequency Shifter, a custom RADIO module for the 5U large format modular, Dove Audio WTF VCO, Q150 filter and Echo Fix EF-X2 tape delay.
The radio module is voltage controlled by a Q119 step sequencer from It is run into the frequency shifter and a mix of several noise and stored random voltages from the Sputnik West Coast Random Source (a Buchla Source of Uncertainty clone) is modulating the frequency center. This is then run to an STG Post Lawsuit Low Pass Filter and on to an Oakley Audio state variable filter in band pass resonant mode. I am playing the center frequency of this filter and sending the signal on to the Echo Fix tape delay. The delay is voltage controlled from a Mega Ohm Audio LFO2 module from the 5U modular with a very slow rising ramp wave. As the voltage drops off the tape delay motor sweeps back down with a wonderful gliding effect.
The Subharmonicon is clocked from another Mega Ohm Audio LFO2. The output of Sequencer 2 is sent to a Dove Audio Window Transform Function VCO and gated to a Q109 Envelope Generator as well as run through the Q150 Transistor Ladder filter by
A separate instance of the Subharmonicon was previously recorded to the Electro Harmonix Canyon pedal looper. It is faded up at the last portion to add momentum to the piece. The Empress Reverb pedal is adding some nice modulated reverb to the SubH and Canyon.
What I really enjoyed was the glorious runaway feedback of the tape echo. It was fun to balance out the moving swells at the same time as playing the sub oscillators on the SubH and Oakley filter. As I moved about the antenna of the radio varied in how strong the signal picked up the AM radio stations. This lended another modulation and random aspect to the waveforms injected into the piece. A fun exercise."

FoH Infernal Noise Machine vs Landscape fm Stereofield, by Infradead


"Great improv noise session from Infradead of the Tacoma Noise Rodeo!

Come check out the INM-E Kickstarter campaign!"

Bruel & Kjaer 2105 Frequency Analyzer & Peekel TF823 Multi Octave Filter

Mono - Poly

"At the Waveform Research Centre"

Peekel TF823 Multi Octave Filter

Waldorf Iridium Ambient

r beny

"Can it ambient? Can it distortion?

Multi-layer patch with the Waldorf Iridium. Making heavy use of the Particle and Resonator engines. Sequences from Squarp Pyramid. It gets loud. Whitecaps of white noise.

Thank you for listening."

Alesis Andromeda

Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"The Andromeda is a beast, here I put it through it's paces."

Korg M3R AI Synthesizer Module Brochure

via this auction

"Korg M3E AI Synthesizer BROCHURE. Color, 4 pages. Also mentions the RE1 Remote Editor, Korg M1, Korg M1R, accessories, sound cards. Good condition, no fading, punch holes, top punch hole has sm tear, no writing, no highlights, no stains, no stamps."

Launchpad Pro Piano Tinkering

Perplex On

"Current mood.
Just playing around with Noire piano and Launchpad Pro."

Update: video is back with: "Just a bit of playig around on the Launchpad Pro and NOIRE piano. (Reupload due to shitty video quality ;) )"

Synthfest UK 2020: Sound Design with Summit // Novation Live


-CALC- hosts an 'open house' to discuss creating patches on the Novation Summit flagship synth. He'll be looking at some of the powerful sound sculpting aspects of the synth, sharing some tips and tricks and will be at hand during the livestream to answer any questions you might have on this beast of a synth.

Gentry 'Jagged Edge': Behind the Scenes - Launchkey [MK3] // Novation


We were lucky enough to get to join multi-instrumentalist Gentry for an exclusive performance of his track 'Jagged Edge'. In this video, he deconstructs his performance, explaining how he used the Launchkey 49 [MK3] at the centre of his live set-up.

--- Watch him perform 'Jagged Edge' live using using Launchkey 49 [MK3] alongside Bass Station II: [posted here]

Launchkey [MK3] is our intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, the Novation Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Novation Launchkey [MK3] into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup. Launchkey [MK3] is made to create.

--- Discover Launchkey [MK3]:"

Switched On Austin - Synth studio & store tour | Austin, TX


A synth studio and store tour of Switched-On in Austin, Texas -- including the Switched On synthesizer showroom, walk-through of the Switched On synth store and brief highlight of the synthesizer repair area.

During a trip to Austin in early 2020 I had a chance to revisit the Switched On synth shop I first toured in 2018 [video bellow]. Switched On have since moved from their original location to a new spot and are under new ownership, so it was a great opportunity to see the new synth store.

This synth studio and store walkthrough showcases Switched On's extensive record collection, tape machines, various synthesizers, modular gear, classic vintage synths, rack units and more. To learn more about Switched On, visit

KORG i3 MUSIC WORKSTATION - Mega Tutorial & Demo

Woody Piano Shack

A quite comprehensive tutorial and demo of the KORG i3 MUSIC WORKSTATION, a new affordable, fun and friendly ARRANGER KEYBOARD:
After a quick unboxing I'll demonstrate the piano, other synth sounds, many of the styles and I'll show you how to perform and edit the sounds to your taste.
Stay tuned for a full review once I really get to know the keyboard in detail.


Introducing Modbap Modular Per4mer

Modbap Modular

Additional videos:

And the Press Release:

Modbap Modular enters Eurorack market with powerful Per4mer quad performance effects module inauguration

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA: Eurorack modular synthesizers and instruments developer Modbap Modular by BeatPPL is proud to introduce Per4mer — perfectly portraying its inaugural offering as a 14HP quad performance effects Eurorack module inspired by beat-maker/DJ performance styles, and available to preorder — as of October 10…

The basic principle behind Per4mer is immediately apparent in its easy-to-follow front panel, packing a creative knockout punch in a compact (14HP) stereo effects-enabling Eurorack module form factor — feed in an audio input to then trigger on-the-fly effects, bringing DJ- style live improvisation to a modular environment. Effects can be triggered simultaneously or individually, where an inspiring effect palette combines to generate uniquely unconventional beats and melodies.

Per4mer puts a Doppler-style DELAY, lush REVERB, GLITCH (beat repeat), and TAPE STOP effects easily at anyone’s fingertips for triggering via four dedicated translucent mini-arcade buttons — buttons that can be manually operated or triggered from the four external gate inputs. Each effect has a set of four effects parameters that can be controlled using the four (FX 1, FX 2, FX 3, and FX 4) rotary knobs or by the four CV (control voltage) inputs. COMP (compression) with SIDE CHAIN input and COLOR processing effects are also available, along with CLOCK input and TAP tempo options. Obviously, external side chain and clock can be connected to interface with other modular and electronic music gear.

“Per4mer acts like a bridge between hip-hop and Eurorack.” So says Modbap Modular Designer and Founder Corry Banks. As a writer, emcee, producer, hip-hop artist (Phashara), and IT pro, he should surely know! “It packs in concepts familiar to lo-fi and beat-making circles, but it brings something fresh to Eurorack,” continues Corry Banks, before adding: “I think Per4mer will be a great entry point to modular synthesis for the modular-curious beat-maker — throw it into a small pod and use it like a standalone performance effects unit or rack it up with other modules to liven things up a bit.”

But best of all, Per4mer’s four performance effects — influencing its notable nomenclature, clearly — can be momentarily engaged or latched individually or simultaneously. Each effect has four tweak-able parameters associated with the four rotary knobs, duly designed for facilitating live improvisation with endless one-off, on-the-fly sounds and rhythmic dynamics. All audio inputs (INPUT L and INPUT R) are provided as mono connections, paired for stereo. Subsequently, Per4mer not only delivers a series of excellent effects and sound design possibilities, but it also allows the creative, classic, tried-and-tested techniques used by beat-makers and DJs to be applied to the wonderful world of Eurorack modular, especially enhanced by manual performance.

Digging deeper, the compressor allows for control over four compression (Threshold, Ratio, Attack, and Release) parameters via the four rotary knobs. Catering perfectly to those users craving the classic ducking sound of side chaining, the compressor also features selectable side chain detection that allows side chain activation via ‘sidechain input’, ‘audio input’, ‘clock input’, or ‘tap tempo’.

The COLOR processor features four color presets bringing texture and character to the signal path, pre effects — namely, Classic (12-bit), LoFi (8-bit), Saturation, and Wax (vinyl simulation). Such presets can be used in combination with the performance effects and compressor for a more characterful result. Reasons Corry Banks, eventually ending on a high note: “The COLOR processor is the special sauce built into Per4mer. It adds so much mojo and attitude. I lose time just enjoying processing audio through it and creating soundscapes to sample. Per4mer is a dope sound design tool as much as it is a dope performance effects module!”

Per4mer is now available to preorder at a retail price of $399.00 USD directly from Modbap Modular’s online Shop ( and expected to start shipping in November 2020.

MF ELECTRIC PIANO/PAD | Easy DX7 FM Patches | madFame


0:00 Intro
1:08 MF EP-PAD Tutorial Begins
9:46 Patreon Mid-Month Download SPACE PADS

This custom patch series is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to program your DX7 FM synthesizer. Also, check out The Origin of FM Synthesis and The DX7 [posted here]

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!

ES101 - Rack Extension for ReasonStudio: a virtual SH-101 with a 2 OP FM oscillator and more

Boing Poum Tchak!

"The ES101 is available at Reason Studios:" And the intro video from Ekssperimental Sounds Studio: Introducing ES101 Analog Synthesizer - Rack Extension

ES101 is the big brother and successor of ES01. Clearly inspired by the architecture of some all time favourite synthesizers it also has new functionality with the 2 OP FM oscillator and the Ring Modulation / Sine oscillator.

Unlike ES01 this beast has self resonating filters that can be finely tuned and modulated from either envelope generators, LFOs or CV signals. Its flexible routing system with mod source selectors for many parameters makes it great for experimental sound design and very fun to use.

Another big difference from ES01 is that ES101 has more CV jacks and mod switches instead of a digital modulation matrix. ES101 also comes with an built in effect bank featuring simple but great sounding drive, chorus, echo and reverb.

ES101 is great for classic synth sounds, gnarly metallic ring modulation sounds, raw and simple FM or a mix of it all. Perfect for EBM, industrial, synthwave and other synth heavy genres!

Experience the sound of the future with ES101.


Valhalla Supermassive 1.1.1: New reverb modes! Triangulum & Large Magellanic Cloud (w/ Korg Glasgow)

Boing Poum Tchak!

"Test of the updated version of Valhalla Supermassive 1.1.1's reverb and delay with the two new Triangulum & Large Magellanic Cloud modes."

subharmonicon 1th noodle - no talking


"moog subharmonicon only. a bit of reverb and a kick. PWM modulation with external oscillator."

Storks Relaxing On Rooftops | Ambient Synth

Synth & Sundry

"Storks enjoying their morning on some nearby rooftops. Watch them interact with each other, take care of their feathers, land and take off.

Ambient Synth Music made by Synth & Sundry with Arturia VST plugins: CZ-V, DX-V and OB-Xa V

Footage mostly shot with a Canon EOS 700D (Rebel T5i in the US) and a Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens. Handheld panning shot of a stork in flight shot with Fuji X-E2 and XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens

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

DSI Pro 2 & Boss DD200 Digital Delay


R-VOLUTION: Novation PEAK | Prophet REV2 | Roland V-Synth GT 2.0 | Ti2 | Radias

Alba Ecstasy

#NovationPEAK /SUMMIT #ambient #patches 👉
Just a very simple theme I had in mind.
Hope you'll enjoy it!

Livecoding the Elektron Analog 4MKII with ORCΛ


I love the Analog 4MKII. It sounds amazing and has awesome performance features. It works works wonderfully with ORCA despite it only having 4 tracks to work with. Fortunately multi-mapping is relatively easy to do and allows you to play drums and in this example chords as well.

Walk-through/tutorial for this video available on Patreon!

Find more on ORCA here:

Buy ORCA here:

I designed an ORCA hoodie with Hundredrabbits (Devine) blessing. Check it out here:

Étude No.4 - BIA/Lúbadh/Desmodus Versio/Microcell/Freak/Mimeophon

Omri Cohen

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining me on Patreon -

I created a document full of patching techniques and ideas that I will continue updating -
Here's a sneak peek of it -

Here are some patch notes:
- One sequence of the Keystep Pro is sequencing the Basimilus, and another sequence that has a different length is sequencing its Morph function, and one more sequence, again, with a different length, is sequencing its register.
- I'm using one channel of Lubadh in delay mode, and it's patched together with the Aux in and out to add some feedback. This channel is going through the Desmodus Versio.
- The second channel of Lubadh is recording this, and it's receiving a trigger for record and erase from another sequence of the Keystep Pro, and again, this sequence has a different length.
- I'm sending this channel to Microcell for some reverb before it goes into Freak for distortion. From there, it goes to the Mimeophon for extra space.

Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Buchla Easel Command

via this auction

Roland Juno-6 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Here is the details of the repairs that have been done on the Juno 6 :

- A deep cleaning of the inside of the synthesizer.
- The Key transpose push button has been replaced.
- The potentiometers have been cleaned and lubricated.
- The LFO trigger knob was not working so it has been unmounted and cleaned, now working great !
- The tubbutec mod can be installed.
- Every function is working, the IR3R01 env gen have been checked as well.
- The full calibatrion of the synthesizer has been done at the end of the repair.

It comes with the original box, and all the goodies (original service manual and invoice) !"

1993 Roland ‘Newslink’ Vintage Newsletter - DJ-70

via this auction

Original Vintage Moog Accessories Brochure

via this auction


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

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