MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Tuesday, November 03, 2020



Elektron Analog Keys
Korg ESX
Roland SH-101
Korg Polysix

Eventide Blackhole VST

More GREAT E-mu Emulator II sounds

SynthMania SynthMania

"More awesome sounds from the OMI library for the E-mu Emulator II (1984):

09:18 B-3 FAST LESLIE"

Roland Boutique K-25m Zebrawood Wood End Cheeks / Side Panels

via this auction

Interesting seeing a TR-08 with a keyboard.

Töörö - The FL A847 analog filter

Fred's Lab

"Let's explore the wild character of the FL A847 analog filter in this second episode."

See the Fed's Lab label below for more.

November 2020 Techno Jam [Volca Sample]

Flak Cannon

"A techno jam made with Volca Sample."

New Adventures in K7 #9 : Overdubbing OB6


"Let's record an analogue electro EP on K7, episode 9. Where we overdub OB6 Lead Synth."

Perfect Circuit Moog DFAM + Subharmonicon Jam + Giveaway (see description to enter)

Perfect Circuit

"We teamed up with @Moog Music Inc to giveaway a Subharmonicon, DFAM and a two tier rack! Enter before 11:59PM PST 11/26/2020 and see the full contest rules here:

The Subharmonicon and DFAM team up well together with the Subharmonicon producing interesting melodies and chords that can have simple or complex rhythms and the DFAM can provide classic analog drums and percussion. Since they are both semi-modular there are lots of options for connecting the two together to make more complicated sounds than either could produce on their own.

Read our article about the Moog semi-modular synths for more information on these two and the Mother 32:


00:00 Intro
00:07 Jam 1
03:09 Jam 2

Moog Synthesizers available here:

#PerfectCircuit #Moog #Contest"



"my latest dark, heavy and experimental track

Gear used:
elektron Analog Rytm
elektron Octatrack
Macbeth Elements
Cwejman S1
Novation Peak
Buchla Easel

please checkout further music"

Polyend Tracker Sessions #4: "MLT - Siren's Song"

Miltos Schimatariotis

"This track is also available for download from Bandcamp:"

"Here is a new video for my Polyend Tracker series, this time with a project that I will share with the Tracker community. This song will be included in the SD content for you to explore if you wish!

As I gradually establish a workflow with the Tracker I often come up with some simple 'tricks' that can make a difference in the overall result of a track. On this one, I use the Slice mode extensively, not for some beat or loop slicing but for a possibly less obvious reason.

While recording one-shot samples from various synths in order to use them inside the Tracker I was wondering what would be a possible way to preserve some of the liveliness of the sounds. By recording a single sample from a synth patch, (since a Tracker Instrument can have only one sample at a time) in most cases you lose some amount of the real character of the sound. So what I am doing, in this case, is that I record a single note from a synth multiple times in a row while (slightly) changing synth parameters, for example, the filter cutoff or an oscillator frequency if the patch features FM etc. Then by using the Slice mode in the Tracker and adjusting slice points, I can use the Slice FX to change the timbre of my sound while it is playing a pattern. This technique can also be used for acoustic instruments. For example, you can record a piano or a guitar note in different velocities or a cymbal or snare to eliminate the "machine gun" effect.

This simple workflow can really make a big difference in the end result. Also, to make the process faster you can either use the auto-slice feature or the equal-slice. The equal-slice is especially useful if you record your synths in a DAW and you export loops with equally spaced notes. And to top it off, if all your synth samples are recorded similarly-equally spaced you can then swap samples in the Tracker without needing to readjust anything.

The whole thing may sound a bit complicated but it really isn't. I intend to make some tutorials in the future about things that I find useful in my Tracker workflow, so stay tuned!
* Next video will be about the Medusa...

This track is also available for download from Bandcamp:"

BURG Session Template 04

"If you like my music you can find it here and also please consider supporting me at patreon for as little as 1 USD


Hey there everyone!

Continuing my plans for 2020 and 2021 and the writing my new album, with this i will be posting template jam sessions to YouTube from which I will base and recreate the final tracks. These jam sessions are in no way finalised tracks, but you will be able to hear the main ideas before i start fine tuning the details.

If you join my patreon there will be behind the scenes materials, bonus tracks, stems, sound packs from these sessions and also a possibility to remix the future shortlist single for my release. You will be able to follow the creation of the entire album from idea to final product.

Track info:

Session 04 is a 118bpm break beat style track, this as I wanted to get away from the four on the floor spell. I spent a lot of time randomizing sequences and patterns, modulating stuff in the eurorack with Pam´s and Planar2, e.g Braids, BIA, Plonk, Furthrrrr, white noise from 1U noise tools and the 3xVCO chords so this tune almost plays itself. This was great for the jam which allowed the tune to breathe in-between sections just keeping the groove going while planning the next part.

I am also with this track breaking free from a writers block which has kept me from making any new stuff for the upcoming album for a couple of weeks... yeah, im free.. for now :)

Have a listen and join me on the ride! :) cheers!


5 New Modules to experiment with in November 2020

Omri Cohen

You can find additional resources, including some for this video, available from Omri Cohen at

Roland JP-8080 "Cinematica" 128 presets & performances by Chronos


"LFO Store proudly presents:
'Cinematica' Soundset for legendary Roland JP-8080 Module!


We adapted our original "Cinematica" soundset for JP-8000 to its rack brother - 8080 - the same great sounds!

This soundset including 64 user presets + 64 performances (128 sounds in whole)
suited for cinematic, soundtrack music, ambient, space electronica genres.

Its very different to the most of soundsets you saw before - with all this progressive trance supersaw leads & arps - "Cinematica" focused on "analog like" tones:
deep basses, analog leads, warmest strings & deepest pads under inspiration of modern & vintage science fiction movies.

Patches made by Nick Klimenko & Ivan Vasiliev (LFO Team)
Performances & its demonstration in this video made by Nick Klimenko."

MOOG PRODIGY Analog Synthesizer (1979) Somebody's Watchin' Me

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

I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
And I have no privacy
I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
Is it just a dream?

Original 1984 - Rockwell/ M.Jackson

bass synth sounds: Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer (1979)
organ and synth voice sounds: Roland M-VS1 "Vintage Synth"
drums: Roland TR-707 (1985)
recording: multi-track, played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

You can buy these Tee here:

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!"

Jammin' with Korg Monopoly (arpeggiator) + TR 707

Sebastian Galassi

Syntron-Donner 218 Data/Pulse Generator

via this auction

"Great and uncommon word generator.

What separates this from most of the smaller units is that it’s programmable, meaning you can input your own patterns of 16 pulses like a common trigger sequencer. Also there is attenuable voltage so it’s more safer to interface with modular equipment."

Filing this one under test equipment.

Vintage 1970’s Pollard Syndrum Twin Electronic Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

OBERHEIM OB-MX w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Here we have an Oberheim OBMX in very good condition. It is fully functional and comes with the owner's manual, power cord, and original box. It has one voice card installed. I am selling this for a good friend who does not have an ebay account."

Note: the seller takes on the risk if selling for a friend. Buy through eBay and use their buyer protection system to protect yourself. I speak from experience. Years ago, I once had a seller drag out a faulty piece of gear past the time limit to report a problem. They claimed they were selling it for a friend, apologized, and said they would take care of it asking me not ruin their eBay account status. They had me take it to a tech who sat on it, and as soon as the eBay time limit for feedback ran out the seller dissapeared and the tech refused to work on it. Don't let that happen to you.

Marion Systems MSR-2 Mainframe Analog Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Roland RS-101 Vintage Analog String Synthesizer

via this auction

OLED Upgrade Kit for Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

via this auction

 • Direct replacement for stock LCD, pin-header comes pre-installed
 • Fits all models of the Prophet VS, Rack and Keyboard
 • Includes access to video removal / installation instruction

Yamaha FS1R SN PJ01141

via this auction

"Yamaha's most sophisticated FM synth + formant shaping synthesis.
Notable users: Aphex Twin, Autechre, Plaid, .snd.

Technical condition: no issues.
Cosmetics: visible marks and scratches from rack mounting on rack ears + on top & bottom. Front panel: scratches between headphone volume pot & screen. Otherwise clean. See photos

The FS1R was made in 2 versions: 100-110v for the US / Japanese markets – 220-240v for Europe etc. This is the 220-240 volt version. At 100-110v you'll need a voltage converter. EU style plug included."


via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Rev-4 with Stereoping Programmer

via this auction

Roland JD-800 SN AC80545

via this auction

"The JD-800 is a 24-voice digital wavetable synthesizer which mimics an analog polysynth, using dozens of dedicated sliders for sound editing. It has 108 different PCM waveforms, and a multi-mode filter. Its five-octave keyboard responds to both velocity and aftertouch.

This unit has been fully tested and is in excellent cosmetic condition. Power cord is included."

Elektron Digitone Keys Eight-Voice Digital FM Synthesizer and Sequencer in Original Box

via this auction

Töörö - The oscillator section

Fred's Lab

"This is the first episode of a tutorial series on designing sounds with the Töörö."

New Leploop ||| Multi_Ritmi ||| - Multicassa Analog Clock Divider Sequencer


"Multi Ritmi the Multicassa analog clock divider sequencer.
Four track trig sequencer, compose your modular Multicassa, this example
CassaCV + Bongo + Piattino, more infos"


Synthfox Channel

"Overviewing my new passive utility set and its various capabilities! These demos are with plain-simple Doepfer modules for the sake of clarity and simplicity, but of course, one can get way more complicated and unpredictable results using it in more uncommon ways.

~ reverb shop:"



"This video will demo the seriously versatile high-end 6 octave (76 keys) Yamaha Genos synthesizer/workstation/arranger by use of just one patch in one of my own compositions named 'sLOWLY oILED'. I used the slow strings patch 'P1 Kino Strings Warm'. It feels like I am in a movie. The best sounding slow strings that I have ever come across. Period."

ARGON8 Sound Set The Planets - Scapes

Modal Electronics

"With the exclusive sound set 'The Planets,' sound designer James Dyson created an inspiring patch collection, containing spacey arps, pads and soundscapes. This compilation is available from our MODAL website."

ARGON8 Sound Set The Planets

u-he CVilization Mode II: 4 x 4 Sequential Switch – Audio & CV Signals


"Mode II offers you 4 Sequential Switches (1 per output): Each sequence lets you shuffle the 4 inputs, a static CV or random CV value to the outputs. The gain of each step can be adjusted individually. On top of that, there is Sample & Hold, quantization, glide as well as different playing directions... All adjustable per sequence.
Mode II is suitable for audio and CV signals, so you can use it as a versatile rhythmical audio signal shuffler or as a CV step sequencer with optional random steps!

00:00 - Intro
00:10 - Key Features
01:08 - Mode II for Audio Signals
01:13 - Providing a Clock Signal
01:27 - Patching Audio Signals into Inputs 1-4
02:01 - Step Type Program Page
02:13 - Selecting Input Signals
02:31 - Setting up Sequence
02:57 - Skipping a Step / Sequence Length
03:24 - Stopping & Pausing Sequence
04:04 - Performance Page
04:24 - Step Gain Program Page
04:44 - Adjusting Gain per Step
04:59 - Using 4 Outputs / 4 Sequences in Parallel
05:14 - Setting up Noise Burst Patch
05:28 - Routing Audio Signals
06:32 - Closing Remarks"

u-he CVilization Mode II: 4 x 4 Sequential Switch – CV Signals

00:00 - Intro
00:09 - Mode II for CV Signals
00:33 - Setting Up CV Patch with 4 Inputs
00:51 - Adjusting Step Types
01:07 - Adjusting Gain per Step
01:19 - Voltage Range
01:35 - Classic 8-Step Sequencer Mode
01:51 - Configuration Pages
02:02 - Setting up Pitch CV Patch
02:37 - Entering Configuration Page 1
02:46 - Quantization
03:12 - Clock / Trigger Source Page
03:34 - Sample & Hold
03:54 - Clock Division
04:42 - Entering Configuration Page 2
04:48 - Glide / Portamento
05:02 - CV-B Function
05:49 - Playback Direction
06:16 - Closing Remarks

"Some Dreams Die - Grafton" - Eurorack modular synthesizer - Gavin Ryan



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