MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020

New Univox K-1 Mini-Korg Badges

These are availabile via Analog U.S here

"As the title says, this is a new, reproduction Univox Mini-Korg badge. I needed some for a couple of Mini-Korgs I have that are being restored and have some leftover. This sale is just for the badge and not the actual synth. The back is self-adhesive, but you may need to add some wood glue depending on how the surface of your wood cabinet is. There is a protective layer of plastic on these you can peel off once the badge is set."

First Frost


"A generative melodic project on the 5U modular synth.
A pair of Q960 step sequencers in 3rd row control of timing provide staggered phrases. Each phrase is independent clock though closely timed. The drift is important to the interaction. One phrase is eight steps and the other is five steps. A pair of LFO's set some switch modules to introduce a new loop point at random times, further diversifying the patterns.
A random gate module from Yusynth (Yves Usson design) is employed to pick when auxiliary voices will sample from the step sequencers.
The first sound is a single Q106 triangle wave to the Synthetic Sound Labs digital delay, STG Soundlabs Sea Devils filter and Oakley Sound Systems SV filter in high pass. It then is run through the SSL Tube VCA/Timbral Gate. The random gates module sets when a pitch is sampled from the Q960's.
The second sound is the bass voice from the Dove Audio WTF vco into a Q150 Ladder Filter from The same random gates module again selects when a voltage is picked from the Q960's.
The third pair of melodic lines are a pair of STG oscillators through the tube vca again. This pair are following the Q960's exactly.
A final voice is a Q106A vco with a PWM and triangle waves selected by the SSL Segwencer module before sending them to the Empress Reverb pedal. This time a pair of sequential switch outputs from the STG Switch determine which of the four outputs from the Q960's will send a voltage to a dotcom S&H then on to a Slew Generator.
Final effects were a Behringer 3rd Dimension BBD-320, a chorus delay from the TC Electronic s D-Two and a Lexicon MX200 in hall reverb state."

Reco-Synth ::: Tarantula

Arthur Joly

KARP 2600 Demo


"My Korg ARP 2600 reissue, currently for sale, completely mint and as new. (contact me at"

Moog One Presets by therudyrude

RUDE4 Presets Preview

"Batch number#4 of presets for the Moog One by therudyrude. Available to purchase on"

Also see this post.

Analogue Solutions Leipzig-SK

via this auction

"Extremely rare keys version of this amazing analog synth.

It's got a ton of modulation options as well as a built in 8 step analog sequencer that can control both VCOs independently as well as the VCF.


via this auction

"The Korg Delta released in 1979 has 2 sections. An analog section and string section. Is polyphonic with a joystick and 4 outputs plus headphone out. It also offered trigger out and in plus a VCF cv input. The user could send the strings and synth sections to separate amps or mixer channels."

Yamaha AN1X Synthesizer

via this auction

Iridium 2

Dimitrios Sismanis

"More patches for the Iridium. Don't mind the customized knob at the top left."

Aquifex - Neuron VS live looper demo (one synth/all parts)

"Another of my “one synths/all parts” demos. All layers played by hand into a multi-looper and remixed live to a stereo recorder while playing some additional live parts (ran out of loop slots).
Tempo shift ideas courtesy of some classic Tangerine Dream pieces.
This process always has imperfections.
The Hartmann Neuron is a pretty amazing, synth going from quirky… to beautiful… to harsh."

5 Easy OP-1 Patches & an Ambient Outro for 2020

Synth & Sundry

"I made 5 synth patches on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 this weekend and then put together a little ad hoc outro jam for this final video of 2020. I'll be back next year with new ideas, new adventures and potentially . Until then, I wish you Happy Holidays and hope you enjoy time with friends or family.

00:00 Intro
00:28 Cluster synth patch
01:11 Digital synth patch
01:56 DNA synth patch
02:55 Dr Wave synth patch
03:42 FM synth patch
04:46 2020 Synth Season Greetings
05:07 OP-1 Ambient Synth Track

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

SoundForce Introduces New SFC-60 V3 TAL-U-NO-LX Juno-60 Hardware Controller

"The SoundForce SFC-60 V3 is a boutique class-compliant USB-MIDI controller dedicated to the fantastic TAL-U-NO-LX Juno-60 emulation. The original SFC-60 was the first SoundForce product to come out. I have come a long way since 2014 and this new version is based on all the lessons learned from several years of designing and manufacturing similar products. With a solid sheet metal case, colorful front panel and new software integration, it's my favourite controller so far. It is usable with any MIDI-mappable software or hardware but has special integrations with the TAL-U-NO-LX.

In collaboration with Patrick from TAL, special features have been implemented to improve the user experience and the hardware/software integration. Finally, all the LED-based physical switches can update their states when a preset is changed in the plugin. Also when switching instances on different tracks, the plugin can sync the controller and update the switches as well. It works a bit differently in each DAW, more details and videos on that coming soon. For the sliders/faders, the pick-up or scaling modes (similar to the Takeover modes in Ableton Live) can help avoiding "jumping" parameters. Those features require the latest version of the plugin. I would like to thank Patrick for his time and his contribution on this project.

Build quality
The controller is assembled in The Netherlands with parts from Europe and Asia. The enclosure is made of 100% sheet metal and is manufactured by Grawart ( The case is made of bent steel and powder coated in black. The front panel is aluminum, also powder coated and screen printed with scratch-proof white, blue and red inks. Walnut wood side panels of 8mm thickness are fitted to both sides of the controller. The sides are made in Amsterdam by Rob Gould (

Pricing and Availability
The SFC-60 V3 is available on the SoundForce webshop for 349 euros incl VAT in the EU and 288 euros for customers outside the EU. In the US, Perfect Circuit is distributing the full SoundForce product line. US price is still to be announced."

Casio DG-1 Guitar Synth w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This DG-1 is super clean, sounds great, and basically mint condition with the box included.

All original expect for lower E string was replaced with an identical sized clear nylon string according to Casio's instructions.

Plays very well with pedals and amps."

Korg Poly 61 Synthesizer

Andrew Scott

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 SN C33435

via this auction

"1983. Midi installed by switched on. Purchased in beautiful condition in Austin Texas from switched on. The page 2 functions open up the magic on this synth."

Prophet 5 vs Prophet 6: The definitive comparison

Starsky Carr

"A deep dive comparison of the sequential Prophet 5 rev 4 and the Prophet 6. Which one is for you, or do you NEED both :)" 0:00 intro
2:18 overall tone
4:38 oscillators
8:12 voice allocation
12:06 release/hold button
13:44 filters
19:20 deep & devastating
20:37 filter revisions
26:08 envelopes
29:39 kicks
30:41 poly-mod
34:19 LFO
36:30 vintage and slop
42:16 unison detune & chord mode
44:08 quick patch match
45:11 Glide
46:57 some sounds
52:01 final thoughts

Starsky Carr Prophet videos

DSI Prophet Rev2 & MXR Distortion+ CSP104


Best Ambient Synth Shootout #103: Neuron VS - Song 1

Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first (quite dystopic) song with the Neuron VS. It's the software (VST) version of the Hartmann Neuron, a novel hardware synthesizer introduced in 2001 based on artificial neural networks used for sound synthesis. The software version of the instrument, was released in 2005.

I used for the recording the following FX chain: Neuron VS - 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 PCfor 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."

All Wood Homemade Synthesizers

Homemade Synthesizer - Finished- Edward Black Rose [Sound]

"In this video I show you my homemade synthesizer . The synthesizer is very simple, the sounds it emits are mostly bass. Sounds like a bass guitar."

Homemade Wooden Synthesizer - Bass Synthesizer
Edward Black Rose [Sound]

"This is the first test of my homemade bass synthesizer. It is not completely finished."

Wooden Synthesizer
Mariann Kiss

"This is a unique construction of my father in order to connect the touch of the pure nature with the sound of the pure analogue technology.

Every single piece, both the electrical and the wooden parts are made by the two hands of my father, and the whole conception too... Yes I'm serious: the keys, the box, even the tap delay that he uses to create some of the sounds..."

Tubbutec Session #3 - Eurorack ACID - Korg SQ-1, Roland TR-505, Beatstep Pro and Novation Peak


"Acid Jam Session using Eurorack for the Acid sound and Bassdrum. A Beatstep Pro syncs a Roland TR-505 and A Korg SQ-1 using Tubbutec USB Bridge A. A second USB Bridge A is used to connect a USB midi keyboard directly to the Novation Peak."

Asm Hydrasynth - "Cinematica" 64 presets


"Introducing: "Cinematica" sound pack for one of the most powerful wavetable synthesizers ASM Hydrasynth.


By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation & Anton Sacral Reason author "Stratosphere" for Wavestate

Bank is devoted to organic & motion sounds ready to go in your action track.

64 presets ready to breathe new colors into your music and inspire creativity

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Inside of the pack:


Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

UDO SUPER 6 // Full Review and Tutorial


"Get the outro sound and close to 20 SUPER 6 presets, and check out my ever-expanding book of electronic music ideas, tips and tricks here:

► Patreon:

0:00 Intro
1:00 Overview
6:05 Connectivity
7:20 Binaural
10:00 DDS 1
11:20 User waves
12:05 DDS 2
14:25 LFO 1
16:55 User LFO
17:30 Analog filter
19:40 Envelopes
20:00 LH control
21:25 Unison
21:40 Arpeggiator
23:25 Sequencer
26:10 Mod matrix
28:15 Effects
29:25 Pros, cons
34:10 Outro"

ParipiDestroyer with volca modular, kick & beats by Shangri-La

Shangri-la S

"Hi friends! I played a brand new micro synth 'ParipiDestroyer' produced by DigiLogTokyo's sub-brand 'Crazy Synth Kids'. This cute and very tiny synthesizer provides intense bass sounds despite its cute looks. Paripi is the meaning of 'Party People' This is so dope!"

Eventide H9 Plug-in Series Bundle [Sound check] w/ an Oberheim OB-Mx

TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers

"I tried H9 Plug-in with Oberheim OB-Mx."

VAI 5 - Crumar Multiman S/2 - Maestro Rhythm King - Maestro Universal -Elka Solist 505

Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Crumar Multiman string machine with separate outputs: strings are going through the Mu-Tron phaser, brass is going through the Maestro Rhythm Kings' modulation effect, an input in the back of the drum machine will chop up the input signal like a rhythmic tremolo.

From there is goes to the Maestro Universal Synthesizer (?) System, possibly the first multi-effect ever put on the market, triggering the envelope filter and possibly adding some phaser there as well...

The Maestro Kings' drums are processed through the Roland RE-301 for crunch and echo. The Elka Solist 505 monophonic synthesizer is playing the lead.

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."

IO-Lights – Light sensitive MIDI controller

instruments of things

"IO-Lights is a MIDI controller that controls MIDI CC or MIDI Note signals via environmental light. A high-resolution light sensor in the center of the product makes it possible. In addition, MIDI notes can also be sent to IO-Lights, which are then represented as light by the 12 LEDs on the device."

via Instruments of Things

"The instrument of lights – IO-Lights is a MIDI controller that controls MIDI CC or MIDI Note signals via environmental light. A high-resolution light sensor in the center of the product makes it possible. In addition, MIDI notes can also be sent to IO-Lights, which are then represented as light by the 12 LEDs on the device.

How to use IO-Lights?

IO-Lights is used as a common MIDI controller. Just connect it via USB to the music software of your choice and start controlling sounds with light. You want to connect IO-Lights to your hardware synthesizer? Then simply use an additional USB MIDI host (e.g. this). The internal MIDI configuration can be changed via MIDI SysEx in a web app, which we will present to you soon!

Light to MIDI:

In the center of IO-Lights is a high-resolution light sensor that measures brightness. Use your surrounding light or a light source of your choice and point it at IO-Lights to control your sound.

MIDI Modes:

MIDI Notes: Use IO-Lights to play notes via light. MIDI Control Change: Use IO-Lights to control parameters via light.

MIDI to Light:

IO-Lights can not only control MIDI signals, but also visualize MIDI notes by the 12 LEDs on the product UI. Therefore simply send MIDI notes to IO-Lights. This is where the magic happens: the resulting light also influences the MIDI signals that IO-Lights emit. This creates a generative sound-light interaction.

Random Light:

Let IO-Lights generate light randomly. This looks nice. And? – And also influences your sound parameters by the resulting change of luminosity."

VOC-25 - A conceptual vocal synthesizer

Love Hultén

"VOC-25 is a conceptual vocal synthesizer based on the Axoloti Core and 25 sets of plastic teeth, each set representing a unique note on the keyboard.

Mechanical chatter may be reduced using external monitors instead of built-in speakers

For more info, see

VOC-25 take inspiration from an original concept created by Simone Giertz:"

Building a Musical Instrument Out Of Teeth
Simone Giertz

Ciat-Lonbarde Lil Sid/Rollz with Scrubbers

Austin Richey

via this auction

"From the basement emerges a prickly friend to drone, squeal, sing, and sputter along with. The box is built on #ciatlonbarde’s Lil Sidrassi and Rollz paper circuits, with a set of switched capacitors that can take you from ultrasonic and sub-bass frequencies with the flick of a switch. Below the switches are the Rollz, rhythmic drivers that send electric impulses to the Lil Sid. When connected to the Rollz, the Sid’s five oscillators can respond regularly - giving you techno textures - or chaotic - producing ultrasonic guinea pig battle cries. Spike and circular node are conductive - use flesh, copper scrubbers, potatoes, or loose wire to complete the circuit. The more connections, the better!"

MOOG SYNTHESIZER Vintage 1960s Glossy Publicity Photo Early Model 8" x 10"

via this auction

"Here is a very rare vintage glossy publicity photo for an early Moog synthesizer model. We don't know the exact origin of the photo—we found it among a bunch of 1960s promotional material. The print is 8" x 10" with some discreet wear at the bottom edge and at the corners. It would look great framed.

Alesis Andromeda A6 16 voice analog synth

via this auction

Kawai K5000S Additive Synth Keyboard SN 592921

via this auction

Nova Supernova II 36 voice virtual analog synth

via this auction

Steiner Crumar EVI Electronic Wind Analog Synthesizer SN 00057

via this auction

"Very rare wind instrument (Valve) based on an Analog synthesizer equipped with a 'Steiner Parker' filter with resonance.
The instrument works very well. It is sold with its original box, in which it still has been kept.
It has been use very little, only a scratch caused by the plog on the left side and some sign of age on the case"

Mountain Studios Oberheim OB-XA

via this auction

Mountain Studios Legendary OERHEIM XA
120 program loaded
8 voice polyphonic

Pictured below:
"Prince used the Oberheim OB-Xa as his go to Analog Synth starting on Dirty Mind & primarily on Controversy, 1999 & Purple Rain. It's even responsible for the "Church Organ" intro on Let's Go Crazy."

Note the synth in the image looks more like an OB-X with grey panel. Spaceship | Episode 04 | Configuring Shuttle Control MIDI to CV

Cinematic Laboratory

"This video is about basic Shuttle Control configuration with the website, but it's also about making music. In future episodes I'll cover the advanced stuff, but this video could be all you need to use your shuttle control with your DAW. In this 'showcase' I used two voices (midi channel 1 & 2) and a drum pattern (midi channel 10). This is the factory preset for the Arturia BSP, which also works very well for your DAW. I will also add three slow running LFO's because Grand Terminal only has two.

The video features 'Are Friends Electric?' from Tubeway Army, composed by Gary Numan. It's a song that can obviously be played on a modular and its also a personal tribute to Gary who made me fall in love with synthesizers when I was just a kid. It felt really good to 'cover' this one, but it also demonstrates the power of the Shuttle Control.

It was originally played on a Moog model D, so I used the sawtooth oscillators and the ladder filters for this patch. Queen of Pentacles is doing the beats."

Sonicsmith ConVertor E1 introduction, Eurorack pitch-tracking synthesizer


"The ConVertor E1 is not a marginal improvement. It's actually a total redesign of every aspect from the ground up, supplemented by a slew of new features. Don't let its small size fool you. This 3-PCB sandwiched module was designed to stay narrow so we can stack multiple units side by side for polyphonic sets. Only 100 units are expected to be manufactured for 2021."

via Sonicsmith

"ACO/VCO pitch tracking, expandable oscillator alongside a feature-rich, studio preamp.

The ConVertor E1 merges the pro-studio into the Eurorack modular synth into what can be called the ultimate “synth channel”. With its pitch tracking DCO alongside a preamp with many pro features for the instrumentalists and vocalist, or for the working musician professional/sound engineer/designer. All functions in the ConVertor E1 are digitally controlled and can be saved/recalled as presets for a plug n’ play, intuitive performance while leaving you with analog CV outs to continue your sonic journey. With MIDI 2.0 ready digital interfacing option, firmware and hardware expansion, and polyphonic options, the ConVertor E1 is an extremely versatile tool.

Currently receiving pre-orders, limited production run. Shipping late March 2021."

Haken Continuum / EaganMatrix - Modifying Existing Presets (Vivaldi Largo)

EaganMatrix Programming

"Experimenting with taking a couple of the most iconic EaganMatrix presets and modifying them to suit the needs of a particular piece - here Vivaldi, but the idea of starting with existing presets and modifying them is where you should begin your EaganMatrix study. Here the "Tin Whistle" preset is transposed down and octave and the delay lines returned to be best suited for a soprano/sopranino recorder. A bit of breath is added and the Y based octave shift is removed to make it easier to play as a recorder. The bass line takes the "VlnVlaVlcBass1" preset, removes the string noise to allow a second String Harman to be added a bit detuned and optionally shifted down an octave with added delay. The overall effect is to turn the original solo string sounding preset into a more orchestral version which sounds very nice in the low register. (Camtasia seems to have made the video a bit out of sync with the audio recording but you get the idea)."

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