MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Desert Planet


"Song title by my son Christian. Hypnotic tune"

SynthMania Therevox posts

Farfisa Professional Piano w/ Banjo Preset

via this auction

This appears to be the first one featured on the site.

Presets include:

Honkie Tonkie
Clavi Chord
Special Effect

And Decay settings

They keyboard can be split so you can have one preset for each side.

TE Pocket Operator - Street Fighter II & Mega Man Capcom (First Playthrough)

Innovative Music Australia

"Teenage Engineering and Capcom have teamed up to create the ultimate retro gaming sound effects Pocket Operator! Featuring both Mega Man and Street Fighter II versions.

Fresh out the mail, we checked these little nostalgic gems this morning making an unboxing montage and first playthrough!"

As always, see the dealers on the right for availability.

Nosferatu Analog Synth Soundtrack



"The world’s first cinema Vampire: 1922 FW Murnau’s silent film (Public Domain) with my own musical compositions using 40 year old analog synthesizers to augment the haunting, stylized German expressionist classic. There were many blown capacitors and broken pure silver key trigger wires along the way. This film was forced to be destroyed by Bram Stokers widow, due to the obvious plagiarism of 1897’s Dracula. It survived as copies were found in cinemas during the 60’s.

I have been working on this project for a very long time and the convergence of many themes of Nosferatu and 2020 inspired me to finish it off.

I respectfully approached this as my personal homage to all of the great electronic music pioneers of the 1970’s."

Big Briar 331 Touchpad by Bob Moog with Synton 3000 Modular synthesizer

David Morley

"The Big Briar company was created by Bob Moog after he left Moog. He sold Synton synthesisers and the 331 touchpad was created to be used with the 3000 system. I just cleaned mine, so decided to test it. A very short video, but no doubt highly interesting to 7 people. I'm triggering the Fenix III sequencer and controlling the filter cutoff and LFO speed with the touchpad."

SUZUKI OMNICHORD OM-84 demo by Morgan Fisher


"A short demonstration of the Suzuki Omnichord OM-84, a unique analog instrument that contains drum patterns, bass patterns, rhythmic chords and a kind of synthetic harp. Recorded in 2013 in Morgan Salon.
スズキオムニコードOM-84の簡単なデモ。 ドラムパターン、ベースパターン、リズミカルなコード、合成ハープを含むユニークなアナログ楽器です。 2013年にモーガンサロンで録音。日本語字幕があります。"

EML SYNKEY 2001 demo by Morgan Fisher


"A short demonstration of the EML Synkey 2001, a unique analog instrument that offers parallel harmonies on all 12 intervals of the octave. Frank Zappa used it, and I was first shown it by Eddie Jobson, his keyboard player, back in about 1976. Recorded in 2013 in Morgan Salon.
EML Synkey 2001の簡単なデモ。ユニークなアナログシンセサイザー。 1〜12半音の並列ハーモニーを提供します。 フランク・ザッパはそれを使用し、気に入りました。 私は1976年頃、ザッパのキーボード奏者であるエディ・ジョブソンに最初に見せられました。

You can find additional EML SYNKEY posts here.

RMI Keyboard Computer (KC1) combo organ


1973 - The Computer Keyboard (prototype)
1974 - The Keyboard Computer (this one)
1975 - The Keyboard Computer II (until 1982)

"...'morganfisherart' did an excellent job demonstrating the KC2 [posted here], but there weren't any good ones for the KC1 unless you count the 1974 RMI demo record. I recorded my KC1 direct using no effects or EQ. Hopefully this video should clear up some misinformation around the internet. This instrument is not a sample player or a synthesizer, it was never available to the public with illuminated buttons, and channel 3 is not even in the same ballpark as a "white noise effect".

I have to do a shout-out to a couple of scholarly gentlemen who wrote a book in 2019 that I highly recommend called "Classic Keys, Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music". A few years ago I had my Keyboard Computer professionally photographed and a couple of those pictures were used in this book. Anyway this book is filled with a lot of very in-depth research and even recently won an award."

You can find additional RMI Keyboard Computer posts here.

Therevox 10-28-2020

ynthMania SynthMania

"Practicing Therevox volume control from pedal instead of the wooden expression buttons, so that I can use the left hand to play accompaniment chords in real time. It is a challenging instrument to play, but sounds like a choir of angels"

VAI 11 : Roland TR77 - Böhm Solist 78 - Digitech Synth Wah Envelope Filter

Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"The Roland TR77 Drum machine is going through the Emthree Pulsatron Mixer for crunch, phasing and spring reverb.
The Dr. Böhm Solist 78 is playing the bass through the Digitech Synth Wah Envelope Filter - pedal, while the first chords are going through a mysterious no-brand phaser "Rotor Monster" (that could be some kind of Vermona product), the seconds short decay chords go through the Roland RE-301 Space Echo.

The drum machines are not midi-or clock synced, just synced manually.

We make these videos as a showcase for our studio and for curious vintage heads - and for fun.

We don't dilly-dally too much with production and mixing but it can sound pretty good with headphones on."

Valente and Lizard Halloween Funk 2020

Key Magic Inc

"Here Fabio Fonseca demonstrates the Valente Electric Piano, with one of the Vinicius Electrik Lizard Systems being used for bass, the other for lead. The Akai MPC Live is used for the drums and for the sequenced bass and, the Korg MS2000, for the keyboard stabs with a fast attack.
The Valente Electric Piano and the Vincius Electrik Lizard System are brought to you by Kay Magic Inc."

Oberheim Xpander XP 1

via this auction

Roland SH3a

via this auction

"this synth is a wolf in sheepskin it has silly amount of sound tweaking possibilities for its size sample and hold with ramps two lfos additive vcos with 5 octaves and three wavforms per octave middle octave has the pwm waveform one of the warmest silkiest ive heard and with its own controls filter is one of the best on any roland synth and doesnt seem to loose much bass when resonance up"

M-Audio Venom 12-Voice Virtual Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Split 8 Synthesizer

via this auction

How Make Noise MATHS can do an entire pumping SIDECHAINED mix


"Here's how the ever-useful @MAKEN0ISE MATHS can give your modular mix the 'sidechained pumping kick' effect, as it can be an envelope follower, VCA, an attenuverter and a final output mixer, all at once! Patch diagram & step-by-step info (if ya have other modules) in description! ↴

Bouncy, rubbery bass - Peak Basslines // Novation


"In the first video in our Peak Basslines series, Ehsan demonstrates how you can make a bouncy, rubbery bass sound with Peak. Here, Ehsan shows you how to quickly and easily throw together a bouncy bassline with lots of synced filter animation.

Peak sounds warm and rich with filthy, biting overdrive. It's an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesiser with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice. The synth has a resonant multi-mode analogue filter for each voice, and three distortion points in an analogue signal chain.

--- Discover Peak:"

Ambient Dreams 001 [Waldorf Wave, Valhalla Reverb, Logic Drum Synth]

Star Diver

"When I first started making synth music during semester breaks in college, I'd turn the lights down low, late at night and just trip out to ambient synths and drums washed in reverb, for hours... I've had that experience in my mind since 1993. I'm now heading back to my creative home..."

Prato de Flores - Carlos Trilha, ao vivo.

Carlos Trilha

"Prato de Flores, do álbum Moogbeat - Nação Zumbi para MInimoog, executada ao vivo. São Paulo - 2019."

ST Modular - STEREO COMPRESSOR with Boba Fat, HH, Pyxis and Phoebe

Stefan Tretau

„Stereo Compressor“ is a classic analog feedforward compressor, which takes its sidechain split directly from the input signal. It is based on the THAT4305 Analog Engine® single-chip with integrated Blackmer® VCA. It has two independent signal paths in order to process stereo signals. The left input is normalized to the right, if you want to compress mono signals instead. The module has three controls and a switch:

THRESHOLD determins the level at which the compressor starts working. This can be set from -40dB to 20dB.
RATIO sets how much the compressor turns down the volume when the threshold is reached (INF:1 to 1:1).
GAIN regulates the amount of make-up gain (-20dB to +20dB) that is applied to the signal.
Additionally there is an ON/OFF switch that makes it easy to compare the dry and compressed audio signal.

Please note that if you turn THRESHOLD counter-clock wise to the left, you reduce the threshold from 20dB (fully cw) to -40dB (fully ccw). Hence the compressor starts working earlier. If you turn RATIO counter-clock wise to the left you increase the amount of compression from 1:1 (fully cw, no compression) to INF:1 (fully ccw, infinite compression). So turning the knobs down corresponds to compressing the signal. The pictures below show the knobs in a neutral position where no compression is applied.

STEREO COMPRESSOR has a similar design as the STEREO SUM CHANNEL modules. If you want to add some compression to your mix STEREO COMPRESSOR is a perfect addition to your STEREO SUM Mixer.

NatLife Sounds Halloween Sale

Supporting member, NatLife Sounds is having a Halloween Sale on all of their synth patches. You can find them here. The is also a good resource for synth demos of the various synths. Currently there are 92 sets available.

You can also find some video demos of NatLife's patches in previous posts here.

Rob Papen Introduces Blade 2

Rob Papen

And the press release:

Rob Papen sharpens soft synth breakthrough by bringing boosted BLADE-2 to existing bundle owners and wider world beyond

ECHT, THE NETHERLANDS: virtual synthesizer, instrument, and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware is proud to announce availability of BLADE-2 — boosting its original BLADE soft synth with fantastic features making it a dream synth for synth lovers who like to think out of the box while working in the box, and available at no extra cost to existing owners of the company’s expansive eXplorer-6 and sure-fire SoundDesign-X bundles — as of October 28…

When the original BLADE was released back in 2012, it had a unique concept — controlling the waveform harmonics (HARMOLATOR) using its recordable XY PAD, which was a very different approach to additive synthesis, and remains so to this day. Indeed, it was the first Rob Papen soft synth to include this feature, facilitating flexible sound editing, recording, and tempo-based playback. Put it this way: when putting this extraordinary combination into action, BLADE users can creatively generate very different tones — far from the sound of the subtractive synthesis crowd, and even those of other additive synthesizers.

Étude No.8 - BIA/Muxlicer/Magneto/Mimeophon/Desmodus Versio/Microcell

Omri Cohen

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

Starting from Zer0: Dynamics!


"In the previous 'Starting from Zer0' videos [posed here] we talked about oscillations and patching, and this time we’re going to talk about dynamics. Is this the most important concept in synthesis? No, all the important concepts are too inter-related for there to be one most important concept, but dynamics is maybe more easily overlooked in music and in synthesis than pitch or rhythm, while being at least as important to creating sounds and making music."

Octatrack Workflow Tutorial: Recording Quantized Loops!


"Make music fast! In this tutorial video I share my workflow for making songs out of sampled quantized loops (4 bars). Grab your favorite pieces of gear and lets get started!"

"If you want more and feel inspired to support me, please visit my Patreon page:"

SoundsDivine 'Special Effects' - Omnisphere 2 Soundset


"This is a demo of the presets from the 'Special Effects' soundset for Omnisphere 2.
For more information, please follow the link below:

00:00 Intro
00:10 Cosmic Storm
01:20 Empyrean Flow
01:55 Merging Worlds
02:35 Never Ending Story
03:27 Glistening Metallics
04:06 Emerald City
04:46 Stranger Tides
05:31 Lost Echoes
06:22 Light Fantastic
07:07 White City

#spectrasonics #omnisphere #presets"

Yamaha CS-1X Ambient Sounds Perfored by Chronos


"In this episode we are showing ambient side of wonderfull rompler from 90-s - CS-1X

And preparing our first soundset for the Blue machine!

Our Soundsets:"

Yamaha CS-1X "Custom Atmospheric Sounds" Performed By Chronos

TIRACON 6V Analog Synthesizer (1987) feat Walter Ulbricht - Made in GDR - Monotonie


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

all synthesizer sounds: TIRACON 6V Analog Synthesizer from the year 1987
Made in GDR by VEB Automatisierungsanlagen Cottbus
drums: Simmons SDS-8
recording: multi-track,
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:"

That One Time That Fender Made A Synth...

Alex Ball

"This short film explains why and how that happened.

With thanks:
Paul DeRocco (original designer and ARP and CBS employee)
Mary Lock (original ARP and CBS employee)
The Alan R Pearlman Foundation
Richard @
Marc Brassé
Nathan @

…and the owner of the featured Polaris II."

Check out additional synth demos and documentaries by Alex Ball here.

Fender Rhodes CHROMA POLARIS SN 300785

via this auction

Roland JX-10 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Behringer Teases a New Oberheim TVS?

Note the knob placement compared to the TVS below and the patch panel on the right. This appears to be a TVS in Neutron form factor.

Note the extra switch under the filter Notch knob missing on the original. This implies the variable filter from Bandpass to Lowpass to Highpass will be able to be modulated.

Multi language text-to-wavetable

Matt Tytel

"Added non-english languages to the text-to-wavetable in Vital.
Also doubles as a way to have english but with a foreign accent."

You can find additional posts featuring Vital here.

TG55 (first run) - Mid 70's Top Gear TG 55 "Synthesiser" from England

Rafmax Fx

Super rare guitar synth from England's Top Gear. Only two have been featured on the site before. This appears to be the first demo of one.

From a previous post:

"The TG55 Synthesizer, made by Top Gear England. More of a processer similar to the Synthi Hi Fi, but more powerful. Sporting 4 tracking oscilators, insanely good fuzz and a matrix of processing loops. 24 Chicken head knobs!"

Corona Vocoder

Corona Vocoder

"Freestyle impro Feat. Vintage Electro Harmonix Vocoder and Roland SVC-350 Vocoder"

Corona Hifli

Corona Hifli

"Freestyle impro Feat. the mighty vintage EMS Synti HiFli"

A/DA Harmony Synthesizer demo

Rafmax Fx

YAMAHA TG33 - Relaxing ambient chillout music | Synth demo


"This relaxing ambient chill-out / new age synthesizer music created using Yamaha TG33 vector synthesis, random arpeggiator, and Yamaha TG-33 reverb effects. The Yamaha TG33 is a great synthesizer for ambient music."

TINRS Fenix IV - Case Microphone Patch explained

Making Sound Machines

"This patch we made last night uses the tiny microphone built into This is Not Rocket Science's Fenix IV to play the brilliant digital oscillator, resulting in this chill kalimba soundscape.

The case mic is routed to the Fenix' external input module, which allows you to extract a gate and an envelope from the audio. This gate clocks the Fenix' sequencer and advances the sequence by one step each time Enrica taps the case - sending new pitch CV to the digital oscillator in FM mode, and triggering two ADSR controlling two VCA.

The result is mixed with the case mic's original signal - not only do the bamboo end cheeks look and feel absolutely great, they also make a lovely sound - and fed into the stereo digital delay. We absolutely love this sound, somewhere between Stockhausen Kontakte, our own experiments with Mutable Instruments Ears and Music Thing Modular's Mikrohonie piezo eurorack modules, chimes, tonguedrum and glockenspiel, and the lovely skits on Danny Breaks records.

Thank you Stijn, Priscilla and Lauri at TiNRS for the lovely surprises you built into this machine! ❤️ So much to discover!"

Image of the Beast (Sonicware Elz_1)

Holy Moonlight Crusader

"Enjoy this Chiptune and 8-bit styled track made with a Sonicware Elz_1, Korg Volca Kick, and Korg Volca FM. These tabletop synthesizers are a lot of fun! The Sonicware Fm 8bit synth makes great electronic music, and so do the Korg Volcas.#EDM #8Bit #Chiptune #ElectronicMusic #Korg #Volca #KorgVolca #SonicwareELZ1 #Sonicware #Synthwave #Synth #Synthesizer #FMsynthesis #Synthesismusic"

ylva - befeelin (elektron digitone / yamaha qy70)

ylva trax
befeelin is

New Teenage Engineering PO-133 Street Fighter Pocket Operator

teenage engineering

via Teenage Engineering

"the Street Fighter pocket operator™
is based on the ultra popular PO–33, a micro sampler with 40 seconds sample memory and built-in microphone for instant sampling.
this special edition comes with
16 Street Fighter sound tracks and genuine samples from the original Street Fighter arcade game by Capcom®

microphone for sampling
8 melodic sample slots
8 drum slots
40 second sample memory
15 punch-in effects
step multiplier"

ZIF sockets on Drumulator

SynthMania SynthMania

00:00 Presentation
01:51 Inside the E-mu Drumulator
03:08 Installation of the factory ROMs
05:12 Building a pattern on the Drumulator with the factory ROMs
09:19 Installation of the Rock Drums ROMs
10:50 Building the Cocteau Twins "Lorelei" pattern
14:22 Conclusion

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

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