MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 9, 2021

Saturday, January 09, 2021

JSI Progue - Dawless jam


JSI PROGUE - monophonic analog DIY synth
Dawless jam with 5 units
5 examples

Also see: New JSI PROGUE - Moog Prodigy & Rogue inspired DIY Analog Synthesizer

KURZWEIL K250 first workstation 1984


"The Kurzweil K250 by Ray Kurzweil, manufactured by Kurzweil Music Systems was developed 1983 together with Stevie Wonder, Robert Moog and Alan Pearlman and introduced 1984. It was the first Workstation ever made, the first ROM-Player with sampled sounds compressed in ROM, maybe with one of the first inbuilt sequencer and one of the first Samplers. It had 12 voices and also 12 separate Digital Audio converters and analog envelopes. The later K1200 and K1000 series didn't have this technology. Later in 1990 the K2000 used a new technology, the VAST Synthesis.

The price of the original K250 was around 14.000 British Pound. The K250 had fantastic nature sounds, which were not heard anyware in a keyboard before. All such orchestral, piano, drum and other sampled sounds were the fist time found in an electronic instrument. Besides the ROM with around 80 sounds, there were 4 Soundblocks established which are all built in in mine.

I play here a very little palette of some sounds of the factory ROM and 4 Soundblocks in this demo. Everything is played life into the audio interface without midi and without any effects. The frist example is adopted by SAGA the Song Images (LP Images at twilight from 1979). Take care and thanks for watching this video. RĂ¼diger"

Ambient Modular: Contrast With Sequential Switching

Matt Lowery

"This is a complex patch, with a lot of disparate timbres fed into a sequential switch (The Qu-Bit Synapse). The audible source and its position in the stereo field is always changing.

What I know about contrast as a cinematographer seeps into my music as well: that contrast gives depth and significance. So, I like to wire up voices with large amounts of chill, and then switch to a gnarly wavetable. That’s what I like, you might like something different.

Sources here are Chord, Braids, guitar through Microcosm and Julianna, and a captured loop on the Tyme Sefari. Data Bender is mangling two taps of Chord.

Synapse is so great for this kind of thing, because you’re only ever hearing two of these voices. So it doesn’t overwhelm.

0-ctrl is stepping between different voicing on the Chord so that it’s always slightly different.

I let this run for a long time, purely for your listening pleasure. The footage just repeats after a while."



"just a nice Padsound i recently made"

Dreamy Zelda: Link's Awakening Music // Synth & Reverb Pedal (CXM 1978)


"The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Gameboy is the first Zelda game I ever played and it holds a very special place in my heart. In this video, I play tunes from the game as well as some improvisations using the Moog Matriarch and an awesome reverb pedal I just got called the CXM 1978 (by Chase Bliss Audio and Meris).

Get high quality WAV files of all these on my Patreon:

0:00 Sword Search
0:49 Mabe Village
1:40 Cave
2:14 Nice Chords
2:59 Zelda Inspired Improv
3:56 Inside A House
5:28 Odd Time Improv
6:06 Dream Shrine
7:18 More Nice Chords
8:11 Spooky Stuff
8:58 Southern Face Shrine
10:21 Zelda's Lullaby"

Noise Acquisition Syndrome

Cinematic Laboratory

"Today I took the Noise Engineering Iteritas & Versio family for an industrial jam, with some valuable help from WMD Metron, TrshMstr & Arpitecht."

Ode To Microfreak


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


Hi Everyone,

I got a second hand microfreak the other day, and oh my, it is really a lovely versatile little synth. I just wanted to make a quick little jam with it and share with you all.. this is literally the first thing that came to mind when turning it on.

I am pairing it with the Keeley caverns delay/reverb pedal and the EHX 720 stereo looper and recorded it straight to 2 track on a Zoom H5 recorder.


* Arturia Microfreak
* Keeley Caverns
* Electro Harmonix 720 Stereo looper
* Zoom H5 audio recorder

#arturia #microfreak #720stereolooper"

KORG NAUTILUS KRONOS CX3 - The Best Hammond Organ (on a synth)

Woody Piano Shack

"Demo and review of the CX3 Sound Engine on the KORG NAUTILUS and KORG KRONOS which emulates the HAMMOND B3 ORGAN and LESLIE ROTARY SPEAKER.

- Introduction to CX-3 sound engine
- History of the Korg CX-3
- Performance controls
- Tone editing
- Organ vs piano playing technique
- Use of expression pedal
- Comparison with stage keyboards
- Dedicated Hammond organ clones
- Playing favorite preset sounds"

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Digitakt VS Blackbox // 5 Big Differences

Ricky Tinez

"I get this question all the time. Should i buy the Blackbox or Digitakt? The answer is heavily dependant on what you want to do with the machine in the end. Are you Looping? Sampling? In need of a Drum Machine? Backing tracks? These all play a factor. But on top of that, there are 5 other things that i think matter a lot when trying to decide between the two."

AE#133 Building An Oscar Music Synthesizer On A Bunch Of Prototype Boards

Artifact Electronics

"I wanted an Oscar Music Synthesizer for a while, but the longer I waited the more rare and expensive they got. So I finally built one with documentation and software available publicly on the internet.Here's a brief summary of the whole process."

AE#134 Testing The Oscar Music Synthesizer Built On A Bunch Of Prototype Boards
Artifact Electronics

OSC Oscar

via this auction

Korg Wavestation Synth Program ROM Library Rare 5 Cards With Documentation

via this auction

These cards have patches and performances and will work with any Wavestation from the original WS1,EX & A/D and S/R racks."

Black Corporation Xerxes SN 1799

via this auction

Roland System 100M Vintage Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"The system 100M is a fantastic sounding modular system with all the charm of early 80s Roland synthesizers and the unique flexibility of a modular system environment. This variation on the D-Set system includes two dual oscillator modules along with the VCF, VCA, Envelope & LFO module.

PSU # 830726
181 # 810166
140 # 810905
130 # 830746
121 # 830717
112 # 830764"

Roland Jupiter-8 Analog Synthesizer w. midi kit + flight case

via this auction

Sequential Multi-Trak Vintage 6 Voice Analog Synthesizer SN 01396

via this auction

. Six voice analog synth with sophisticated filters, envelopes, modulation capabilities and built-in sequencing.

. 99 memory patches for your analog sound creations

. Arpeggiator with hold and transpose functions

. Onboard sequencer, Stores up to four polyphonic sequences with a metronome, 1600 note memory, an overdubbing mode and quantizing (autocorrect) functions, individual track volume and speed controls. Sequences can be chained together and patches could be changed on the fly. Sequences are recorded in real-time

. MIDI in/out, six separate audio ouptuts (one for each voice) and a stereo output, built-in stereo chorus effect and a 5-octave keyboard with velocity sensitivity and split/layer modes (layer up to six different patch sounds onto one note).

. Comes with Original Power Plug.

Roland JX-8P Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 543632

via this auction

Roland SVC-350 VOCODER

via this auction

Roland MPU-101 Midi to CV Converter SN 551161

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Excellent condition with minimal signs of wear. Fully functional. Highly useful interface to control your modern or vintage analog synthesizers, with 4 midi cv/gate/dynamics 1/8" outputs along with outputs for things like bend, modulation, aftertouch and volume. You can also get some neat effects by triggering in poly mode with four different mono synths to get interesting varied sounds alternative as you play various notes."

Roland Sh-101 Synthesiser With Mod Grip SN 364170

via this auction

"Roland sh101 in good condition. It has the mod grip and has recently had a service to replace the power button and ensure stable tuning (a common issue with SH101s). It has a non-original power supply but works perfectly from batteries with no corrosion in the battery holder (another common issue). It is in good cosmetic condition and comes from a smoke free studio."

Muson Synthesizer Quick Demo

Kyle Alm

via this auction

"Muson Toy Synthesizer Mego Corp 1978. Condition is "Used".

Used by Devo and recently circuit-bent by Simon the Magpie, Muson Synthesizer is one of the rarest toys/musical instruments around.

Ten keys, speed and pitch controls, and a sequencer with 9 of the tab widgets for programming notes in sequence. 1-4, 1-6, 1-8, and 1-10 phrase lengths."

Antonus Step Brother and Buchla 208


"Sequencing the Buchla 208 with the Antonus Step Brother - via the CVGT1 module. Drum loops from Logic Pro."

20- The Arturia PolyBrute- Motion Record Part B


"Here is the second part of a two-part exploration of the sound and functionality of the Motion Record facility present on the Arturia PolyBrute.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Arturia PolyBrute in order to provide the various parts necessary. The drums were assembled out of loops from Apple’s GarageBand."

AutomaticGainsay Arturia PolyBrute posts

Yamaha An1x Cover X-Perience Neverending Dream


"All Effects: Delay, Reverb, EQ and other from An1x. On the master channel I used: Sonnox Oxford Dynamics V3, Sonnox Oxford Limiter V3. Audio Interface: RME Fireface UFX II USB. DAW Cubase Pro 11."

Polymetric Techno - Sonicware Liven 8Bit Warps Demo


"The Liven 8Bit Warps in this video was supplied by Sonicware

So here's something a bit more techno that I've jammed out on the Liven 8Bit Warps. I learned 3 things about it while I was making this. 1. It's damn good at polymeters, 2. It's good at synthesizing clap sound, 3. I discovered a method of making analog sounding kicks

The Liven 8Bit Warps is equip with a sequencer that can have up to 128 steps per pattern set out in 16 steps and 8 pages. That in it's self makes it a bit of a monster sequencer wise but it also has a looper that records audio fed into it from the sequencer which is then played back in sync, but brilliantly there is nothing to stop you having these loops being a different length to the main sequence. So basically it's supports polymeters :) It is also capable of poly rhythms because the note length of each sequence can also have dotted and triplet notes assigned to it. I tried to use both in this jam but it sounded a bit messy! So I'll save polyrhythms for another video

I made the clap sounds pretty much by accident. I was aiming for a sharp snare sound made with the FM engine which is easy enough to achieve, but then I dialed in some rapid flanger and this clap sound emerged. It was better than the sound I was aiming for so that stayed :)

For the kick sound I discovered that a fully DC offset custom waveform fed into the highpass filter with maximum resonance and a cutoff setting of around 1 makes some absolutely lovely analog kick sounds. A click is produced by the DC offset acting like an exciter and the peak of the filter acts like a resonator. You can still use velocity to control the volume of the DC click so I've programmed some ghost notes in this 4/4 drum pattern to give it movement. The way these are synthesized is in stark contrast to the crunchy 8 bit drums it can also make. Expect a tutorial on all that soon"

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

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