MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 24, 2020

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Korg Electribe R Rhythm Synthesizer + Korg Monotron Duo Jam


Patch of the Week Ep.90 - Wonderful Christmastime Synth with Delay on the SV-2


"In full holiday swing, watch how we recreate an iconic sound from Paul McCartney’s song Wonderful Christmastime by using both the SV-2’s front panel controls and the SV-2 editor."

Oxi One Walkthrough #1

Oxi Instruments

"Oxi One walkthrough:

➡️ General workflow
➡️ Editing menus
➡️ Modes: Multitrack, Poly, Mono and Chord
➡️ Keyboard, arpeggiator and chord triggering

There are many remaining points that will be covered in future videos.

✏️Button layout and case design are not in line with the latest design."

Merry Christmas from SYNTH-WERK


"Christmas is a time of giving, and we would like to thank you for your support in 2020!

Have a well-deserved rest this Christmas and let every day of the holiday season be filled with joy.

Greetings from the SYNTH-WERK team,

Gerhard, Thomas, Marcus and Martin"

ARP 2600 presets with Sequential Circuits Model 700 Programmer

O.Z. Hall

Left channel audio only on this one.

"The third product from Sequential Circuits was the Model 700 programmer. It allowed monophonic synthesizers like the ARP 2600, Minimoog and ARP Odyssey to have the following parameters preset:
VCA envelope and amount
VCF cutoff, envelope and amount
VCO tuning (for 3 VCOs).
The Model 700 programmer was the precursor to the revolutionary Prophet 5 synthesizers. The Prophet 5 used the same knobs, switches and color scheme.
This video demonstrates this 1970s Model 700 programmer with a reissued ARP 2600."

PO-33 & PO-28: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


"A live version of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' using the Teenage Engineering PO-33 K.O. loaded with the (soon-to-be-released) sound pack #16operators, plus some solo assistance from PO-28 Robot

I was invited to contribute to the PO-33 sample pack #16operators arranged by @AA Battery where 16 different creators supplied one sample (or kit). Then the purpose was to make one song using this pack as the main component.

In my case I used the PO-33 for almost everything, except the solo parts which are handled by the PO-28 Tonic. All recorded live in one take.

Used sounds from the pack:
* (...will be revealed when sound pack is released)

The sound pack was originally planned to be released before Christmas so I made a Christmas song, but was allowed to post this video as a little preview :)"

LMNC Programmed His Synths All To Play Christmas Songs For An Hour


"Ill include a direct recording of this in the morning over here:-"

Colossus Happy Holidays 2020


"Without an actual tree in 2020, Colossus fits the bill to accommodate all of my blingy and kitschy Christmas ornamentations! Here's a little December sequence I wanted to capture before changing my patching. All Colossus of course, and all in a single take without a DAW! It's the best synth that won't fit under any tree!

Stay synthy, and let's hope for a better year in 2021!


Merry Christmas! from MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"I wish you a Merry Christmas my friends!!

Prophet 6 / OB-6 / Minimoog Voyager / Moog GrandMother / Elektron Analog Four / VC340 / Crave.
Phaser / EHX Memory Man Delay / Boss DD200 / Boss DD500 / EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb."

Merry Xmas from Love Hultén and his Teeth

Love Hultén

See this post for details: VOC-25 - A conceptual vocal synthesizer

A Christmas Card From KORG UK


"Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas! We hope you enjoy this festive mini movie.

You will need your volume turned up for this one, as the atmospheric soundtrack was created by the KORG elves, entirely on our flagship KRONOS workstation and wavestate synthesizer."

Stylophone Christmas Songs

1. Stylophone Christmas songs - Wham Last Christmas
2. Stylophone Christmas Songs - Slade Merry Christmas Everybody

*Zelda Month* VGM #183: Lon Lon Ranch (Ocarina of Time) Ambient Synth Cover

Amie Waters

"And with that Zelda Month comes to a close. Just in time for me to present you with a Christmas gift, The 2020 Zelda Month EP! It is available for the next month so make sure to grab yourself a copy now:"

Sampling and processing a church organ on an AKAI MPC One

Floyd Steinberg

"Here are some long-drawn major and minor chords and inversions played on a church organ for you to sample. :-) Jump to 3:36 to see me creating a layered multisample with filter envelopes on the MPC One and to 12:05 for a quick jam."

Get 7% off on DistroKid with this link


Modulaire Maritime Accra 6U Powered Eurorack Case

via this auction

A blank slate.

"Modulaire Maritime Accra 6U Powered Eurorack Case

Features 2 rows of 84hp (1000ma per row) and includes original power supply."


via this auction


via this auction

Future Retro Revolution 2006 White

via this auction

Serge 73-75 Homebuilt System 2020

via this auction

"Freshly built 73-75 system in a beautiful color scheme for sale. It's pretty much a standard build in random source boats except that it uses the elby jack color scheme, has dark brown knobs and has rca jumpers on the side to have the option to use the spring reverb as an effects send. If you want black knobs it's pretty cheap from thonk. I personally like the brown as it gives the system an organic look. :)

The system has rca jumpers on the side of one of the boats to allow for easy integration of the spring reverb as an effects send. You can choose to connect the spring tank directly to the pcb if you prefer and remove the jumpers. Either way, it sounds and behaves exactly like a standard build. Anyways, not an essential feature but nice to have extra options!

Also, I tried to show a couple places where there are some scuffs on the panel. Overall very clean. There are unused holes in the boat for R*S xlr power connectors that aren't being used with this build.

The connectors are for connecting the 2 panels together to take power from the top panel to the bottom one. The power inlet is at the top of the top panel, and there is a wall wart power supply to power both panels, which I will provide.

This is a great way to get into Serge and sounds incredible. Thanks for looking!"

Oberheim TVS Jam. Krautrocky jam to be precise.

Xaver von Treyer

Oberheim TVS
Strymon Volante

Vintage Tonic

Magnus Lidström

"We have developed a machine-learning algorithm that generates synth sounds from audio samples. To put this algorithm to the test we created Vintage Tonic: a recreation of ten legendary drum machines for Microtonic.

Read more about it here:

Download the patches from:"

Some additional info:

"Vintage Tonic is a patch package for Microtonic created from recordings of the following classic drum machines:

Maestro Rhythm King (1960)
Keio / Korg Minipops 7 (1966)
Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm (1978)
Korg KR-55 (1979)
Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (1980)
Oberheim DMX (1981)
Linn Drum (1982)
Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer (1984)
Roland TR-707 Rhythm Composer (1984)
Roland TR-505 Rhythm Composer (1986)

Notice that the collection includes both analog and digital drum machines. Naturally, the digital drum machines are much harder to reproduce using Microtonic's synthesizer engine, but even imperfect results are fun, and I find the sounds quite useful.

The older drum machines were mainly preset pattern players. I have painstakingly tried to reproduce not only their sounds but also all of their original patterns."

VAI 38 - Two Farfisa Syntorchestras

Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"While we had two of the Farfisa Syntorchestras in the studio we thought it would make sense to make track using both of them.
We're using the transcribe/pitch knob to create the monphonic lead melody harmonies, a surprisingly effective little trick for us amateur players to come off as skilled :).
The Vermona ER9 is an East Germany-made drum machine with individual volumes for each sound.
Here we ran it through a phaser and spring reverb.

We make these videos as a showcase for our studio, for other 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."

Polyend Tracker Firmware Update v1.3.0


"Polyend is pushing the Tracker standalone workstation further forward with a welcomed functionality-boosting v1.3.0 firmware update.

This is a special one as it is also introducing onboard games, allowing users to take a breather from music-making and refill their creative juices.

Download at, update your unit and explore the new possibilities. Get on the right track!

Firmware Release Highlights

New MIDI I/O functionalities:

- Per step MIDI Chords,
- MIDI Microtune step Fx,
- Performance mode is now controllable via MIDI input,
- Master mixer levels are now controllable via MIDI input,
- Tracker can now be configured to send 6 distinct MIDI CCs per MIDI channel,
- Added support for sending MIDI channel aftertouch and polyphonic aftertouch,
- MIDI instruments in Pattern mode can now be present without a note (specify which MIDI channel to send CC),
- MIDI delay compensation for external clock sources in Config,

Overall enhancements and workflow refinements:

- Tune step Fx,
- Track Arm Recording,
- Live Audio Line Input Monitoring is now available during song playback,
- Long Sample Importing,
- Lo-quality Importing (saves sample pool memory time),
- Delete unused samples,
- Timestretch Fx in Sample Editor,
- Bit depth available as step and Performance Fx's,
- Transpose octaves by turning the Jog-wheel with Shift in note editing,
- Enhanced Pattern Fill command: Euclidean fills, density setting in Random fills,
- Rewritten from scratch rendering mechanism,

New sound sculpting possibilities:

- 5-band master EQ,
- Bass booster,
- Stereo enhancer,
- Updated Limiter with gain reduction meter,
- Line Input can now be a Sidechain source for the Limiter,

Onboard games are now available to catch a breather from a hard day of music-making.

- Polyend Tracker v1.3.0 firmware update is required to run the games,
- Download the games, unzip and copy the "Games" folder directly to the SD card root directory,
- Games will be accessible from the Files screen.

Please save your active project before upgrading firmware.

Picture & sound by Isobutane"

Korg OPSIX Review - Sonic LAB


"The Korg OPSIX has generated a lot of interest as FM synths often do. We want to see if they've made it any easier to understand this generally impenetrable synthesis method. And this is the aim of the OPSIX - bringing the creation and editing of FM sounds into a more understandable and tweakable package."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

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

© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.