MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Electric Dreams | Analog Drums and Synths

Espen Kraft

"Just a little fun with the Korg KR-55 I have at the moment. While playing with it I got the desire to make a cover of a classic 80s song I love, a fully analog cover.
As I was doing just that I felt it needed a little vocoding so I laid down a track of that as well, but that is not analog vocoding so it didn't end up a 100% fully analog cover, but the result is more important than that... ;-)"

Pollard Syndrum Quad - Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and has had some restoration. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! It will come with all four pads (with the cable) and the sustain pedal."

ARP 2600 Model 2601 Meticulously Restored by Tone Tweakers


"Here’s an impromptu performance on the latest vintage ARP 2600 model 2601 we just meticulously refurbished. It’s for sale now at, along with many other fully refurbished vintage synths and more. Thanks for watching!"

Four Pocket Operators and AUM iPad app

Dj Puzzle

"Finally got around to setting this up proper and having a bit of messing with it. This time I'm using my brand new 2020 iPad Air. TC Helicon Blender at the hub and controlling the mix and effects in AUM on the iPad. Kick back and lose your self in this chill jam. :)"

Korg Polysix vs Roland JUNO-60


"Comparison and review of of the Korg Polysix and Roland JUNO-60.

Both synths are form 1982 and had been as low priced polysynths very popular (cheap Prophet 5 vs Jupiter-8). Both synths have a very similar structure and that is why a comparision is interesting.

Anyway, both synths sound very different because of its unique sound components (oscillators and filters). I would describe the Polysix as american sounding with a strong dark tone. The JUNO-60 sounds a bit more modern and feels always well in the mix. It is not so fat as the Polysix but very smooth sounding, especially with its great stereo chorus.

I recorded both synths without mastering or effects directly into my audio interface, the JUNO with a pair of stereo jacks, the Polysix with its mono jack.

I hope the video helps you to decide which synth is better for you if you can't or won't afford both. Cheers and please stay well."

INSANITY - E-MU Systems Morpheus - Z-Plane Demos

INSANITY 1 【Ambient Psychedelic Synthesizer】
INSANITY 2 【Ambient Psychedelic Synthesizer】
INSANITY 3 【Ambient Psychedelic Synthesizer】

Found these via the following auction for an E-Mu Morpheus.

via this auction

"E-MU Systems Morpheus - Z-Plane filter morphing digital synthesizer with memory card & original box"

"Yes, it sounds like the video (which was recorded directly from a Morpheus) *if* you know how to program it and modulate it the way that artist does. Please be aware that the artist behind "Insanity 2" is a mega genius and also that it would take years even for a mega genius to discover how to program sounds up to that level, though the unit does indeed project that amazing quality.

You'll get:

(A) E-MU Morpheus unit shipped in the original box with foam sides, boxed again within the shipping box.
(B) 512 MB memory card, formatted loaded with presets, hyperpresets, and midimaps (pictured)
(C) power cable (D) a download link to the sysex factory bank, and a few more full sysex banks (E) bonus: two more download links to a synth/keys/orchestral .wav sample library totaling 6GB. (This sample library cannot be used with the Morpheus, but you could use it with a wide variety of samplers and with NI Kontakt.)

Condition: excellent - see pictures. The last picture shows a scratch on the top casing, the worst cosmetic issue with the whole unit."

Custom Skinned Ensoniq ASR X Drum Sampler / Sequencer / Synthesizer

via this auction

Elka Synthex

via this auction

Access Virus KB virtual analog synthesizer 61 key synth

via this auction

Death By Audio Rooms, Walrus Audio Julianna, and Soma Lyra-8

Matt Lowery

"I spent some time with the Death By Audio Rooms this week. I love how it softens and expands the Lyra-8. I also love using the Julianna to add a very subtle drift on top of the reverb.

Four of Rooms' Six modes are demonstrated in this video.


Black Spaghetti 1 - Live Modular Jam Session

Noise Engineering

"Jam on Markus's system: trying out some new patch techniques and seeing how techno tolerant my new neighbors are.

Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas Percido + R*S Serge Resonant Equalizer + AJH Next Phase
Industrial Music Electronics Hertz Donut MKIII + Rabid Elephant Natural Gate

Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter (kick)
Intellijel Plonk x2 (hats, low “tom”)
Erica Synths Sample Drum (clap)

Erica Synths Drum Mixer (drum mix)
WMD Performance Mixer (melodic mix/master bus)
Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz Custom (drum aux)
SSF Autodyne (drum aux)
Happy Nerding 6x Mix (drum aux/melodic aux mix into DV)
Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio
WMD MSCL x2 (1x sidechain duck for voices and DV, 1x master bus compressor)
Cwejman MMF-1s (highpass filter for the master bus comp sidechain input so it doesn’t go crazy when any low end happens)

SSF Muton (trig mutes)
Noise Engineering Confundo Funkitus (trig mutes+pattern switching)
Noise Engineering Lapsus Os (kick/tom/voice envelope length control)
XOR Nerdseq+More Triggers 16 (sequencing for all drums+voices)

Mutable Instruments Stages (trigger to gate for sidechain duck triggering)
Noise Engineering Extra Mullet (trig splitting)
Noise Engineering Sono Abitus (output)

Clarett 2Pre USB, processed with iZotope Ozone"

Novation Circuit - Facade

Payton Carter

"Get my Circuit pack for free/pay-what-you-want:

A few weeks ago, I released a pack for the Novation Circuit (link above). This is the first "finished" track I've made with it.

Maybe it's a drum and bass type track? I don't know, I'm not good with genres. Definitely the fastest bpm I've ever tried.

100% made on the Circuit, with some mastering in Ozone Elements. Check out my music here -"

Patch and Tell: Buchla 245 Sequential Voltage Source - 5 stages of sequential joy

The Galaxy Electric

"Thanks for tuning in! Come on a musical voyage with us where we'll send you a new song every day, a cosmic story, and a chance to earn space treasure:

No one ever accused Don Buchla of being a copycat. His module designs still provide lessons in analog electronic circuit design and ingenuity. The 245 Sequential Voltage Source is no exception.

Join me, Augustus from The Galaxy Electric, as I walk through some of the more interesting features of the 245 Sequential Voltage Source.

Topics covered:
0:00 Intro to the system and explanation of topic
4:11 Intro to the 245 and feature set
9:23 245 in action
10:42 Start of Analog Input explanation
12:27 245 as analog preset manager
13:08 Alternate ways of addressing stages
18:02 Randomly addressing stages via 266 Source of Uncertainty
19:05 Enter the 218e Touch Activated Voltage Source
19:42 Oh yeah, the 277 Signal Delay Unit

The Galaxy Electric -"

Elektron Model:Samples - 9 New Soundbanks!

Electronisounds Audio

Model Samples Soundbanks ► "Today we are taking a look at NINE new soundbanks i've created for the Elektron Model:Samples drum machine / sampler / groovebox.

Over 1,900 sounds are included and 80 new patterns!

ALL of the sounds you need to write new beats, grooves and sketches are here, friends!

Thanks for watching!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!

Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!

00:00 Intro
01:41 Bass Music Drums
05:50 Installation Instructions
12:40 Bassworks
14:50 Chordz
17:12 Dirty Tech Drums
19:31 DnB Fuel
22:40 FM Tekno Percussion
24:22 Melodix
27:30 Rank Stank Kicks
29:23 Triple Digit Drums"




"Prince Gvidon Saltanovich via Eurorack"

Roland MC-4 MicroComposer & Eurorack playing Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight Of The Bumblebee. .

Dave Smith Instruments Evolver SN 04639

via this auction

"The Evolver is an analogue-digital hybrid synthesizer designed by Dave Smith (the designer of the Prophet 5 and many other classic synths) and manufactured by Dave Smith Instruments.

4 oscillators 4 LFOs 2 filters 3 ADSRs distortion and delay effects, sequencer. etc."

E-MU Ensoniq XL-7Command Station SN 070100123 w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

"E-MU XL-7 Ensoniq Command Station Synth Pattern-Based Midi Sequencer Model 7750"

Novation Xio Synth 49 w/ Original Box

Novation Xio Synth - Demo Preset - Part 1 - iFaber

Novation Xio Synth - Demo Preset - Part 2

via this auction

"The synth comes with several mapping templates installed so whatever DAW you are using simply choose the template and they knobs are already assigned."

Nord Lead 2 Virtual Analog Synthesizer SN 99063404 w/ Original Red Gig Bag

via this auction

"The Clavia Nord Lead 2, released in 1997, is a member of the highly-regarded virtual analog synthesizer line from Clavia/Nord. This thing is loaded with features, as you’d expect. It offers not only exceptional sound, but also a superb hands-on experience for real-time sound manipulation, perfect for live performances. In addition to all the critically-acclaimed character and sounds of its predecessor, the Lead 2 features 16-voice polyphony, a ring modulator, and more LFO and arpeggiator waveforms. The Lead 2 is an extremely powerful unit made to perform at the highest professional level. Don’t miss this one!

This particular unit is in good condition, with some minor scratches, coloration, and peeling paint (please see photos). This unit has been tested by our professional technician and is working perfectly. All keys, buttons, and lights are working perfectly.

Oberheim Matrix 6R

via this auction

Oberheim OB-SX Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ MIDI

via this auction

"6 Voice. Huge paint peeling bass.

MIDISoft MIDI module attached. Internally powered. Allows full control over all functions like an OB-X."

MIDISoft MIDI really opens it up. Click here and scroll down for some demos and info. I owned an OB-SX minus the MIDISoft MIDI and it definitely one beefy sounding synth. Sounded more beefy than my OB-Xa. I beleive it is closer to the OB-X in sound. That said, the interface is very limiting. Think preset synth vs full blow synth. The filter only has a cutoff knob, no resonance. The MIDISoft MIDI should open it up.

Vermona Formation 1

via this auction

Note the organ stops are filter sliders. Subractive vs. additive. Grey bass keys as well.


via this auction


Thought the gold plated pins were interesting.

Norand Mono - PatchOfTheWeek #9


"Here is a new patch : An acid bassline with some little bleeps !
No processing or effects."

Jamuary #7 - Winds of change


"For day 7 of Jamuary I decided extend the jamming to video as well as music :)
On the music front Im simply playing the soundplane in a free improv.
On the video side, I brought out the Critter and Guitari Eyesy, and 'jammed' along with what Id played.

I really love the eyesy, for creatiing these video effects quickly, where it can react to the music, and also allow some hands on control.


Music side:
Improv on the soundplane playing Madrona Lab Aalto into Vahalla Shimmer and Vahalla SuperMassove.

Video side:
Audio into Eyesy, video capture with a very cheap device off ebay. Eyesy is generating visual from audio using various 'scenes', where I use a green background, and 'green screen' video
I did a couple of runs with EYESY, then brought them into Final Cut Pro.
I added the main video with a sepia fx, to help the graphics stand out.
then overlaid eyesy video, added keyer fx (green screen) - then chopped up bits of the eyesy images I wanted.

note: no additional fx were used in FCP, except crossfade transitions.

this sounds more complicated than it really is, its actually a very quick way to add additional video fx."

Korg NTS-1 Megademo - 50 Custom Patches with Downloads


"The patch sheets from this collection can be downloaded from this link in Patch Sheets/Korg NTS1:

Well this was fun, and also took a bit longer than I thought it would which is why I've been a bit absent over Christmas. So after 13 odd years of making YouTube with you lovely people asking me for synth patch details I thought it was time I actually did something about it and start uploading patch collection videos.

Don't ask me why I started with what is probably the most difficult one to start with, the Korg NTS-1. Not only is it's architecture quite restrictive which makes it tough to make varied sounds for, it also has no memory or sensible way to share patches so I've had to develop my own method. Sure it sends midi CC's for most of the controls but there's still quite a lot that would be missing if you just relied on that, so a patch sheet was the answer. Well 2 actually, if the patch uses the Waves oscillator, custom oscillators or effects a second sheet is required. I've made blank sheets available in the downloads section so you can record your own sounds."

SOUNDMIT 2020 - Tulpa Dusha - Modular Live performance + Interview


"Abbiamo ospitato al Soundmit 2020 l'artista Tulpa Dusha, doppio intervento con una live performance seguita da un'interessante intervista nella quale abbiamo approfondito la patch usata durante il live e parlato della sua scuola "Modular Moon" e del suo nuovo libro 'Modular Sound Synthesis on the Moon'

Artista multidisciplinare, ha appena scritto insieme a Pete Johnston il libro didattico "Modular Sound Synthesis on the Moon", raccolta di materiali teorici e pratici per gli studenti della Modular Synthesis School, una sezione di Modular Moon da lei creata.

Dove puoi trovare Tulpa Dusha

Patch Notes: MarcelDune


"MarcelDune’s music occupies two poles, playing off hard-hitting rhythms against abstract, woozy sound design. At the heart of her practice is a modular system, with digital effects and field recordings adding character to her sci-fi techno productions.

On this episode of Patch Notes, MarcelDune records a 12-minute live set that explores the breadth of her sound, moving between ambient textures, chaotic tones and relentless modular drums with ease.

MarcelDune’s latest EP, Preternatural, is available now on Repitch Recordings. Find the rest of her catalogue at Bandcamp.

MarcelDune on Bandcamp:
Preternatural EP:"

Shared System Tutorials | Part 29 | Rene Quantizer

Cinematic Laboratory

"I created this video on january 3rd so it was first uploaded as a Jamuary video. But when I created it I realized it's also a cool episode in the Shared System series. So I decided to upload it again for the series with a matching title thumbnail."

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