MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sequential Prophet-5 rev4 various sounds, filter & vintage knob demos

Paul Schilling

"A run-through of patches I created for the Prophet-5 rev4. Some of these were included in the factory set. I focused a lot on the rev2 SSM-based filters. In several of the patch demos I do some tweaking, for example to show the difference the Vintage knob makes, and to show the quality of the filter with low or high resonance.

No processing except a touch of reverb. Because some seem to prefer dry demos I included a few patches at the beginning with no reverb, and also all patches after 13:50 have no reverb."

The Fog - John Carpenter Cover

Scott Ampleford

"Another year, another John Carpenter cover. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
The Fog is another great film from the master, with a cracking score to boot.
Full of moody tension and synthesized dread in Carpenter's signature style, with a little help from the great Dan Wyman. I hope you enjoy my renditions in this medley of classic themes.
Gear Used:
5U / MU Modular Synthesizer
Yamaha DX7
Roland Juno 6
Behringer Neutron
Arturia MiniBrute
Arturia Beatstep Pro
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Moog Matriarch and Ambika ambient: The sleeping fields


"Moog Matriarch and Mutable Instruments Ambika
Eventide Blackhole VST

Virus KB used for controlling Ambika"

Voice of the Mountain/ STG Oscillator drone


"A little more detail about the modulation feature of the new STG Soundlabs Oscillator. Actually two of them in 5U large format.
This a longer drone so you can hear the slow and subtle pitch modulation. They are capable of very stable tuning as wee as outrageously wide modulation. All this right on the front panel with a unique type of drift algorithm.
The drone is controlled by a pair of Q960 sequencers and a pair of STG Voltage sequencers for octave and semitone transpose. The video demo is in two parts. The first part is a display of the modulation amount and drift speed, as well as the semitone and octave switching. They are also capable of LFO functions and a smooth sweeping 'WIDE' setting.
The second portion is a long (10 minute) ambient chill drone with various delays and reverbs. The slowly drifting pitch modulation reminded me of distant horns so I had to visualize some mountain voices. I also added a drifty, noisy filtered background for atmosphere."

Follow-up to this post.

"Sun Rays" (Roland Jupiter-8 & Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 rev.2

SynthMania SynthMania

"Sun Rays" (Roland Jupiter-8 & Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 rev.2)

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends


"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances created during The Plague. #covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike"

The Noiseblast Hour, Episode 8: Normandy Falls and Adam Cuthbert

Noise Engineering

"Adam Cuthbert (b. 1988) is a Detroit-based composer, mix engineer, and sound designer whose sometimes spare, sometimes brutal music has been described as an “eerie dreamscape” (The New Yorker) and “the lead-footed revving of double decker buses” (Acid Ted). Their work fuses acoustic instruments and control voltage to create immersive sound environments, garnering notice from The New York Times, NPR, Backstage Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle, which finds it “hard to resist the vigor and inventiveness of his writing.” Cuthbert has collaborated with cutting-edge ensembles like Bang on a Can, Friction Quartet, and the GVSU New Music Ensemble. Cuthbert’s recording discography includes artistic credits in the catalogs of Ghostly International, Cantaloupe Music, Innova Recordings, ModyWorks, Underground Producers Alliance, people places records, and slashsound. Cuthbert’s performs on trumpet and electronic instruments with skullcap5050, I-VT, and kuuma, and is a regular collaborator with choreographer Maura Donohue (tidesproject, zero...sixty at Roulette Intermedium). Their sound works for dance and theatre have been performed with inmixedcompany, at The Asia Society, La MaMa Moves, and New York Theatre Workshop. Also active on the industry side, Cuthbert is Licensing Manager for the Grammy-winning label Cantaloupe Music, and together with Daniel Rhode he is co-founder of slashsound records. They live in Detroit with their spouse, Rebecca, and cats, 健三 & 千代.

Normandy Falls is a synthesist currently residing in Central Texas. He primarily uses and performs with eurorack modular, but does on occasion combine this with hardware synths and drum machines. His music ranges from ambient to techno, you never know what each performance is going to feel like."

[LIVESTREAM] Eurorack Patch Lab!

Electronisounds Audio

Crazy Chain - the Daisy Chain power cable reinvented. Power Korg Volcas guitar effect pedals + more!


"At myVolts, we're always trying to make life simpler. Have you ever wanted to carry less power supplies around? Do you rather not have "spare ends" from your daisy chain cable? Does it not have the correct tip for your synthesizer?

We hope to solve those problems, with our stylish DC power cable solution.

You can select the Tip size, polarity or chain link length to allow the right set up for your pedalboard, your synth stand, or where ever you'd like your life to be a little less complicated.

In this video, Luke Brennan, MD at myVolts explains how to power 3 synths and an effects pedal from one USB port. This is achieved with a USB powerbank, one 9V+ Ripcord USB Cable and a Crazy Chain, available from our online store:

This mobile USB powered synthesizers setup features a Korg Volca Modular, a Korg Volca Bass, a Sismo Samba (two outputs, one passed through a Zoom MSC70 Effects Pedal)."

Waldorf STVC & Waldorf Streichfett deeper Review

Knobs & Switches

"Waldorf STVC & Waldorf Streichfett Review with an extended look to the Vocoder and other features with a little help of a Drumcomputer, Guitar, Meldodica and stuff"

See the dealers on the right for availability.


via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Novation Bass Station sequenced....


"Novation Bass Station sequenced... with a Q960 and fed through a Moogerfooger MF-104M delay..."

Legendary Synth Designer Chris Hugget of EDP, OSC, and Novation has Passed Away

I'm hearing news that Novation's Chris Hugget passed away on Friday. Anyone coming to this site, likely knows he designed the original EDP WASP series of synths, the Oxford Synthesizer Company's OSCar, and more recently, various synths for Novation. Novation has a timeline of his creations here.

"Most people know him as the genius behind Wasp and OSCar, the legendary monosynth from Ultravox's Love's Great Adventure, Stevie Wonder's Skeletons, and Jean-Michel Jarre's Revolutions Overture.

Chris' synths have been used by everybody: Orbital, Ultravox, Tom Yorke, Trent Reznor, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, Jean Michel Jarre, Keith Emerson- the list is endless. His heritage synths are sought across the world, and sell for upwards of £5000.

He is a true synth legend. He is also our synth designer. Every Novation synth has been conceived, shaped and refined by his passion and expertise, which spans five decades."

Below are a few videos that pay tribute to his work. You can find additional posts mentioning Chris Hugget here.

Novation // Innovation Since 1992

Inside: Novation's Innovative Instrument Laboratory (Electronic Beats TV)

The WASP - A Very British Synthesizer

Alex Ball

"The WASP is an iconic British synthesizer designed by Electronic Dream Plant in 1978.

EDP were Adrian Wagner (yes he was a relation), Chris Huggett and Steven Evans. They only traded until around 1982, but that wasn't the end of their synth story. Chris Huggett in particular has had a prolific career in the industry, founding the Oxford Synthesizer Company in 1983 and releasing the (also iconic) OSCar and subsequently (after work with Akai), he joined Novation, who are still trading to this very day.

Back to 1978, the concept of the WASP was to build a powerful, low cost synthesizer. That seemed to have worked as one of the original reviews I found uses the headline "The Synth we can all afford" but still dubs it a professional instrument.

I also found a Moog price list dated June 15th 1978 and it lists the Minimoog as $1,995, the Multimoog as $1,495 and the Micromoog as $895. Assuming they sold for about the same in the UK, the equivalent prices would be approximately £1,090, £820 and £490 respectively. The aforementioned WASP review also states that an Odyssey is still over £1,000 in 1978, so with the WASP priced at £199 this demonstrates what a bargain it was at the time.

In fact, I had a brief conversation with a friend who remembers running out to buy it the moment he heard about it in 1978 and he still has his. It was also the first synth of Dave Stewart and Nick Rhodes among others."

Sequential pro 3 feedback arp 🍂 with Prophet-6.

Ουροβόρος όφις Lydian7th

'Not moving on' - Mellow, Melodic Eurorack Performance AJH MiniMod & Gemini

"One of several tracks I'm weighing up for the next 'tomorrow the cure' release on Bandcamp, which will consist of 'live sessions' (as was the previous TTC release), and will be tiltled 'Two Voices'.

This track makes particular use of the Gemini VCF as two seperate filters - the melodic part (an arpeggio from the Keystep in random mode) consists of either the Entropic Doom (alone as a pitched noise VCO, sometimes with a regular VCO mixed into it's audio input, or used as a sync source), or just the standard VCO through the Ring SM (where additional octaves are added). The output of both the Entropic Doom and the Ring SM go to independent filters on the Gemini, Low Pass and Band Pass respectively. Then, the keyboard/sequencer gate from the Keystep triggers the Sample & Hold module, which modulates the mix between the output of these two filters using the Gemini's built-in voltage controlled mixer/cross-fader. I'm also using the CV Mix module to set the modulation level, range, and start/end positions.
The drone sound is two VCOs going through the Wave Swarm to the Ladder Filter, at certain points I manually shift the pitch of one of the VCOs using the Precision Voltages module, via the Glide module (up only).
Recorded into AUM on an iPad with EOS2 reverb.
Added video footage is of the North Norfolk Railway, then the Mid Norfolk Railway, UK (before 'lockdown')."

MELLOTRON M300 Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

See the miniature label below for more.

Black Quasimidi 309 Groove-X Klaus Schultze Edition

via this auction

You can find a demo of one posted here.

"A special version of the Rave-O-Lution 309 with a black finish, special patterns, and two sound expansion boards (Drum X & Synth X)

A lot of the internal patterns sound like direct excerpts from Klaus Schulze's techno albums.

The 309 is pretty much a Roland TR808/909 drum machine with a TB303 built in. It has a sequencer, dozens of drum, percussion and synth sounds to choose from, four audio outputs, two audio input, built-in effects and MIDI.

The bass drum, snare and hi-hat sounds can be chosen from a whole bank of samples and have pitch and decay knobs to help find that perfect tone.

There's a 12-note polyphonic bank of percussion sounds which include a lot of synth and string hits.

The mono lead/bass synth has a variable lowpass filter with resonance so you can tweak to your hearts content.

Effects wise, there's the "Overblast" overdrive knob as well as delay, flanger, reverb and more!"

This one was spotted and sent in via Loscha.


via this auction

"Straight outta 1996 Germany!

Has all 3 expansions (see photos)

The Rave-O-Lution 309 from now long gone German synth company Quasimidi.

It was generally sought after due to having tweakable drums from all the classic drum machines including 808s, 909s, and more!

While originally intended for techno (and it does techno really well!), its sound palette is quite versatile due to having so many tweakable options on the front panel."

This one was spotted and sent in via Loscha.

Roland HS60 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 594690

via this auction

Moog Prodigy SN 7079

via this auction

"Moog prodigy in lovely condition, was recently serviced by a local technician. Sound is clean, pots and keybed respond as expected.

This unit hasn't been recapped, the original capacitors were tested for leakage and are still in good shape.

The wood sides finish has been starting to flake off but there aren't any deep scratches. I personally like the worn sides as they give the instrument its own character but they can easily be refinished."

Vermona Synthesizer SN 214066

via this auction

Kurzweil 250 rmx

via this auction

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #99: Böhm Dynamic 4x9 - Song 3

Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the third song with the Boehm Dynamic 4x9. It's a German FM-synthesizer from mid-80s that were only available as DIY project. It uses 12(!) Yamaha ICs of the type YM2203, which were commonly used in home computers from NEC as well as in arcade games until the early 90s. Each of the ICs has 3 FM-voices for an overall 36 voices 4-part polyphony.

I used for the recording the following FX for the song:

DigiTech Obscura, Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe, GFI System Specular Reverb 2.

Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated.The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Christian's Sonic Spaces Böhm demos

ALESIS QS8 SYNTHESIZER - All 5 Demo Songs by Keith Emerson

John Delta Raver

"John Raver Presents:


"All 5 Demo Songs"

Written by Keith Emerson at ALESIS.

Korg Prologue - Epilogue Vol 2 - Patches 76 to 100


GEOSynths Korg Prologue - Epilogue Vol 2 demos

"Out Now -

Back with another 100 Patches for the Korg Prologue, this time all 100 Patches use both Layers, either as a Stack or Split. Here you can listen to the 4th and final batch of 25 Patches in the new Bank so, you can decide if you want to freshen up your Prologue :)

The Patches use the standard Digital Oscillator and FX, there are NO 3rd Party Oscillators/FX used. There's a wide collection of Pads, Strings, Sequences, Arps and Keys...Oh and Polysynth, Leads and...So on :)

00:00 - 76. Electro GEO
00:58 - 77. DX Lives GEO
01:54 - 78. Air Lead GEO
02:28 - 79. Prophet 5 GEO
03:40 - 80. 1 Finger GEO
04:20 - 81. Hadron GEO
05:38 - 82. Key4Life GEO
06:33 - 83. Quanta GEO
07:46 - 84. Anagram GEO
08:12 - 85. RuffLand GEO
09:21 - 86. Red Oct GEO
09:58 - 87. Perc Organ GEO
10:36 - 88. AC no DC GEO
11:27 - 89. Chamber GEO
12:27 - 90. Silk Split GEO
13:26 - 91. Brass Tax GEO
13:56 - 92. Subvert GEO
14:52 - 93. Twilight GEO
16:09 - 94. Key of DX GEO
17:03 - 95. Opener GEO
17:59 - 96. MG Bass GEO
18:28 - 97. Low Sync GEO
19:10 - 98. 80s Poly GEO
19:50 - 99. John C GEO
21:10 - 100. GEO King GEO"

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

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