MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Strymon TimeLine unboxing & demo w/ Moog Memorymoog

SynthMania SynthMania

Moog Memorymoog through Strymon TimeLine delay.
0:00 What's In The Box
0:58 Melted Away

2:52 Fizifths
4:05 Dusty Deck

Steady State Fate Ultra Random Analog & Mutable Instruments Plaits Macro-Oscillator

Two modules in via supporting member, Facklr.

Plaits via this auction

Ultra Random Analog via this auction

Make Anything MPE: The Moog Subharmonicon and Logic Autosampler


"We recently geared up with a @Moog Music Inc Subharmonicon to see how it might integrate well with the Sensel Morph. The Subharmonicon is really designed as a standalone hardware synth, with patching capabilities for modular integration. As a result, we found it difficult to do anything very different with the Morph. But recognizing the Subharmonicon's strengths, we turned to Logic Pro X's Autosampler - a brilliant piece of kit that is a great way to make anything work with MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) control.

00:00 - Introduction
01:12 - Play Notes with MIDI
01:36 - Control Moog with custom XYZ pads
3:05 - Use Logic Pro X Autosampler
3:18 - Setup External Instrument (MIDI to Moog)
3:50 - Setup Autosampler and Make A Sampler Instrument
5:40 - Play your new software synthesizer!
6:17 - Add MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) to Logic Sampler
7:20 - Copy Settings between patches
8:39 - Make an MPE Synth in Ableton Live 11
9:48 - Add MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) to Live Sampler
10:25 - Write Loop points in Live and Save to Sample!
10:58 - Conclusion!"

Studiologic Sledge Black Edition

via this auction

BugBrand 2Frame Modular

via this auction

Frame 1 (Synth Voice):

- 3 x Compact VCO
- 1 x Dual Filter
- 1 x Dual Envelope
- 1 x Dual Amplifier
- 1 x Dual Mixing

Frame 2 (Sequencing/Effects):

- 1 x Joystick/Touch
- 1 x Dual Preamp
- 1 x Penrose Quantizer
- 1 x Dual Digital Shift Register
- 1 x Dual Divide
- 1 x LPG
- 1 x PT Delay

IK Multimedia to Inroduce Uno Synth Pro Desktop Analog Synthesizer

Update: Official demos here

It looks like a "Pro" version of the UNO Synth is coming. Priced at $649.99. Tons of pics below. Note the different side panels. Anyone ID the green faced eurorack modular?

Update: looks like there are two versions. One with touch keys and mod "strips", and one with standard keys and mod wheels.


UNO Synth Pro Desktop offers next-generation analog for everyone, with a dual-filter, 3-oscillator paraphonic design, 256 presets, a 64-step sequencer, and expanded CV/Gate and audio connections, all packed into a compact desktop unit.

A Wealth of Sounds
Create nearly any analog synth sound with three analog oscillators with continuously variable waveshape, pulse-width modulation, sync, oscillator FM and ring modulation, plus a white noise generator.

Pro Level, Dual-Filter Design
Both the original UNO 2-pole OTA multimode filter plus a SSI 2/4-pole LP filter with self-oscillation can be used in series or parallel with invertible phase for 24 different filter modes.

Massive Flexibility
Two full ADSR envelopes, for both filter and amplitude, plus two LFOs to create classic synth vibrato, wah and tremolo. A 16-slot modulation matrix for sophisticated modulation schemes, with both internal and external sources, including MIDI controllers.

Deep Onboard Effects
Four effect blocks: an analog overdrive circuit, plus 12 digital effects: modulation, delay and reverb. External signals can also be routed through these effects, with pre-effects filtering.

Powerful Presets and More
256 user-editable presets, a 64-step sequencer and a 10-mode arpeggiator. Plus, "chord mode" takes advantage of UNO Synth Pro's paraphonic design.

Advanced Connectivity
Two balanced stereo outputs plus headphone out. USB, MIDI I/O and assignable CV/Gate connections lets UNO Synth Pro interact with modular gear. An audio input allows access to the filter and FX section in addition to pass-through for daisy-chaining multiple units.

- Dual-filter paraphonic analog desktop synthesizer
- 3 discrete wave-morphing oscillators with PWN, synch, FM and ring mod
- Dual-state variable filters with 24 modes
- 256-user editable presets and 64-step sequencer with 80+ parameters
- USB / MIDI / CV / GATE I/O and audio input

Moment of Infinity Ambient Sound with Novation Summit


"Moment of Infinity
Ambient Sound with Novation Summit
Only Novation Summit without external fx, eq or compression"

CyberTrance V1 for Korg Prologue

Igor Leus

"No External FX's! Only Korg Prologue sounds(except Drums).
Buy Link -

Inspired by the 80' and combined with Trance vibes, CyberTrance V1 opening the new music style name for the audience.

CyberTrance V1 for Korg Prologue contains 50 Trance Cyberpunk'd sounds. If you are looking for something new, but at the same time warmly sounding old, this is exactly what you need now. Owners of the 16-voice synthesizer will feel a special taste of sound, and it's all thanks for Layering the sounds with more than 3 oscillators in sound. The soundbank will perfectly fit Cyberpunk, Trance, Synthwave, Retrowave, Films, and trailers soundtracks. Otherwise, you can apply it wherever you want.

Soundbank includes 50 presets, wich:

10 - Plucks
6 - Pads
17 - Leads
5 - FX's
1 - Key sound
3 - Chord sounds
7 - Basses
1 - ARP Bassline

Notes: Presets starting from 301 - 350 containers!"

JS Bach prelude from BWV 998, for Waldorf Iridium

Brittle stR music

"Originally for lute, this is the first movement of 'Prelude, Fugue and Allegro' of BWV 998 (from the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis catalogue). It's produced in Logic using a single voice in the Iridium. The 3 oscillators are respectively a square wave, a wavetable and a 'kernel' (or FM synth). Velocity on a 12dB/oct filter envelope provides expression, and big tempo changes give rubato and pauses before recapitulations of the main theme. I've avoided my usual sweeping oscillator mods and other fun electronica artefacts for this one! More than with any other composer, Bach's music lends itself to instruments that were invented later - piano, guitar, synth etc - but a light touch works better IMO."

Ambient piece for phantom limb and generative modular synth (no talking)

Bertolt Meyer

"Generative ambient patch in which my phantom limb - my missing imagined left arm - controls the gate of a voice and the routing to the LZX Cyclops laser controller through tiny muscle signals that usually control my myoelectric prosthesis. Muscle EMG sensing is done with two ADDAC 303 muscle sensing modules that work really well once you find good settings. The patch is based on a Turing Machine that goes to a new random sequence after 16 repetitions of the given random sequence. The pitch CV goes through a 2hp Arp and subsequently through the ADDAC Intuitive Quantizer before being sampled with different trigger patterns with the excellent DivKid RND STEP. From there, the pitch branches off to three voices: A QU-Bit Chord, two Doepfer A-110s, and a MI Elements. The phantom limb does the gates for the two A-110s - it feels really weird, because I just have to think about moving the prosthesis THAT I AM NOT WEARING and the voice plays a note."

You can find additional posts featuring Bertolt Meyer here.

Sequential Introduces New Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Desktop Modules

Title says it all. Press release follows:

Sequential Announces Prophet®-5 and Prophet®-10 Desktop Modules

San Francisco, CA—Jan 12, 2021—Fast on the heels of the reintroduction of its legendary Prophet-5 synthesizer, Sequential today announced that it has created a desktop version of the acclaimed instrument. As with the keyboard version, the desktop model will be available in both five- and ten-voice configurations, dubbed the Prophet-5 desktop module and Prophet-10 desktop module, respectively. They feature the same authentic vintage sound and front-panel controls as the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 keyboards, but in a smaller form factor designed for portability and space-conscious studios.

“Our introduction of the Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Rev 4 keyboards has been hugely successful. At the same time, a lot of people have been asking us for an easy way to fit them into a smaller studio space or into a touring rig,” commented Sequential founder and original Prophet-5 designer Dave Smith. “It was an easy decision to create a desktop module to fill that need. The great thing is, we managed to fit the same big, ballsy sound of the full Prophet-5 into a desktop model. It sounds every bit as awesome.”

Like the original, the new Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 modules feature two multi-waveform analog oscillators, analog resonant low-pass filters and amplifiers, and a filter and amplifier envelope per voice. Modulation is provided by a multi-waveshape LFO and Poly Mod, a ground-breaking modulation scheme for its time that allowed the filter envelope and oscillator B to be routed to a variety of destinations including filter cutoff frequency, oscillator A frequency, and oscillator A pulse width.

And just like the new Prophet-5/10 Rev 4 keyboards, the modules feature genuine Curtis VCOs and filters as used in the Prophet-5 Rev 3, as well as the Dave Rossum-designed SSI 2140 filter — the modern counterpart of the original SSM 2040 Rossum designed in the Prophet-5 Rev 1 and Rev 2. A Rev switch on the front panel allows users to switch between the two as desired.

Also present is the new Vintage knob, which loosens up the oscillators, filters, and envelopes from voice to voice as they typically are in vintage Prophet-5s. Users can dial in progressively more vintage character from a very stable “4,” as in Prophet-5 Rev4, all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, which was the most temperamental of all Prophet-5s. The original factory sound set is included as well.

Other modern enhancements include velocity sensitivity and aftertouch to increase expressiveness, as well as MIDI and USB connectivity. Control voltage and gate ins/outs are also present for connecting modular synths and other gear. The new modules are housed in a premium-quality, steel case with hand-oiled sustainable black walnut heartwood trim.

Both modules will be available in February. The Prophet-5 desktop module has a US MAP of $2,499.
The Prophet-10 desktop module has a US MAP of $3,299.

About Sequential
Originally launched in 2002 as Dave Smith Instruments, Sequential is helmed by legendary musical instrument designer and Grammy® award winner Dave Smith. Dave’s many accomplishments include the creation of the Prophet-5—the world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer—and his legacy as the primary driving force behind MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

The company’s products are used by an ever-growing roster of well-known musicians and are available from music retailers worldwide. Instruments include the new Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Rev 4, the Pro 3 and Pro 3 SE, and the Prophet X, Prophet-6, OB-6, and Prophet Rev2 synthesizers. Sequential is based in San Francisco, where its instruments are also assembled. Visit

Update: additional pics via (Note the CV IO on back)

Korg opsix + Sequential Pro 3 SE // Super Synth Jams 💐💐💐


"Just got these two beauties today
Amazed by the sounds of both.
Really sorry about my jazz hands, I for real can't stop them 🤷‍♀️"

Gauss-based iPad Frippertronics—Prayer for the New Year


"Prayer for the New Year

Slow music—Gauss-based iPad Frippertronics

Recorded on 1 January 2021

Performed on LinnStrument
Recorded live in AUM on an iPad Pro


Pipa, from Klevgrand
Ravenscroft 275, from VI Labs Audio
iSEM, from Arturia
BlackHole, from Eventide
ADverb2, from Audio Damage

Frippertronics provided by Gauss,
from Ruismaker by Bram Bos

Lasers from Plugg LaserPod
No video effects were used

Video recorded using a GoPro Hero5 Black
and an iPhone 11 Pro Max using FiLMiC Pro

Edited in ScreenFlow

Twitter: @selgart

©2021 Box of Textures Music"

Jamuary #12 - Dark Times (ft Soundplane & Eigenharp)


"Today's Jam features a passion of mine...two rare expressive instruments.
The Eigenharp Alpha by Eigen Labs (main shot) and the Madrona Labs Soundplane (inset as shown in other jams)

What I love about these instruments is you can use quite simple sounds and add the feeling with your touches, no need for automation when you can be the modulation :)

Why two expressive controllers?
simply because with expressive controllers everything is in 'how they feel'... they make you play differently - the Eigenharp is fast, precise... the Soundplane is more mellow, evolving.

The sound source in both cases is Aalto by Madrona Labs probably my favourite synth, which was built for expressive controllers like the Eigenharp and Soundplane, so is a 'natural fit'.
This paired up with my favourite reverbs from Vahalla DSP.

#Jamuary #Eigenharp #Soundplane

(1) It should be noted both the Eigenharp and Soundplane are controllers , in this case they are sending OSC, but can also send midi (mpe)"

Shakuhachi | Todd Barton's Morphagene Reel.

Cinematic Laboratory

"The Shakuhachi is a Japanese bamboo flute with a beautifully haunting sound. Mr. Todd Barton has creating an amazing Morphagene reel which contains a few Shakuhachi riffs, long notes and textures.

You can find the Reel here:

Mr. Barton's album 'Ro'"

GSE Patches for ASM Hydrasynth [Demo01:Patches001-010]


"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2021

Auditioning the first block of my original ASM Hydrasynth patches.
You'll never know... the hours requred to meticulously sculpt each sound
from the initialized patch. That's just how I roll.
Especially getting #003 Stringer dialed in.
The entire bank is still in progress, so not yet available at this time.
Please stay tuned.

0:00 001 Expanse - intergalactic pad sweep
0:33 002 Tech Stab - tech house
1:03 003 Stringer - 70s String Synthesizer
1:58 004 Pepsi Float - juno-ish 80s Synthwave
2:24 005 Rubarb - lo-fi stab + reverb
2:41 006 Urbanite - delayed stabby thing w/ AT
3:22 007 Digital Rain - 90s digital pad
3:57 008 Glasswave - wavetable pad sweep
4:30 009 Plinko - kids game, decent for arpeggio
5:13 010 Poly Sweep Res - 70s synth sweep, try the chord mode!"


Buchla Easel MIDI Test


"A MIDI test with the Buchla Easel. There were early reports of the Easel being faulty in receiving MIDI but I have found one workaround, which is to always send "MIDI Pressure" information along with note-on and note-off. The MIDI Pressure is reflected as pressure CV, and the Easel can take dense throughput.


Waldorf Microwave 1 - Presets/Patches Demo

Sonic Freaks

"Presets are available here:

We have created 64 presets for the Waldorf Microwave 1 synthesizer. This hybrid wavetable synthesizer, with its analog filters, is a direct descendant of the famous PPG Wave 2.3. Both the Wave 2.3 and the Microwave 1 make use of wavetables, a new technology at the time that uses sampled waveforms through which the user can scroll through in real time, producing special sounds. Although released back in 1989 its rich feature set and complex sound makes it a very competitive and capable synth even today.

Unlike the PPG Wave 2.3, the Waldorf Microwave 1 suffered from the same issue as many late 80's synths….the lack of rotary knobs, making programming this advanced hybrid synthesizer quite difficult.

Sonic Freaks has created this fantastic collection of presets to take full advantage of the advanced and unique features of the Waldorf Microwave 1. In this presets collection you will find Dreamy Pads, Evolving Textures, Ambient Strings, Crystal Clear Bells, Thick Basses and Sweet Leads and much more. The presets are contemporary and vintage at the same time. They are very suitable for all kinds of (electronic) music

The collection includes 64 presets to revitalise your Waldorf Microwave 1 and get inspired to make great music."

Waldorf microQ, Q and Blofeld Reformation Soundset

Novaline Music

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

"Reformation Soundset is a brand new wavetable based soundset with 100 patches that will blow your mind.
Novaline has experimented a lot with all the routing possibilities to reform the different waveforms and wavetables to make them sound interesting.

This soundset will be useful for any genre you¥re working with. By hearing the demo, you'll hear exactly why!

This soundset contains all from Leads, Keys, Plucks, Pads, Atmo, Strings and very fat Bass sounds.

All internal effects such as Distortion, Bitcrush, Delay, Chorus and Phaser are being used but not reverb.

Only External Effect being is Reverb with the plugin, Native Instruments Raum, with some Predelay to give some of the sounds some ambience to get the picture how it sound like in your productions or use.

In the demo you will hear some beats Novaline made to demonstrate how it sound like in a production with sidechain.

Reformation soundset is for the MICRO Q model, but works with Waldorf Q, Q+ and Blofeld models as I imported the microQ bank to qXr Editor and bloX Editor to convert the bank. Keep in mind that they will sound slightly different on those models.

Buy it here"

Waldorf Blofeld Desktop Synthesizer Black Shadow Limited Edition - Sample License Installed + Extras

via this auction

"Excellent functional and cosmetic condition

Includes sample license ($100 from Waldorf) enabling multi-sample loading.

Includes Don Solaris Analog Voltage sound-pack in Bank H (~ $30 from Waldorf)

Includes custom fitted wooden stand and rubberized encoder knobs. (Original metal knobs are included as well.)"

Yamaha DX7 II-D w/ SKB Case

via this auction

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesize

via this auction


via this auction

"unit powers up, makes some sounds, however please note it will require a technical revision: some knobs are very hissy, some not respondind, several keys need cleaning due to age, so it's being listed in "for parts or not working" category and sold mostly like a museum specimen mostly for collectors / enthusiasts

"SKERTSO-204 - a digital electronic musical instrument has a 4,5-octave keyboard, a built-in loudspeaker, 8 preset sounds, 8 accomp styles with the tempo change and volume control. It has connections for volume and sustain pedal, fine tuning knob, line and phones output.


Global sounds volume level
• Chords: on/off, accompaniment volume
• Rhythms: Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Disco, Tango, Bosanova, Rock, Reggae
• Pause, synchrostart, start, rhythm level, tempo
• Plug connections: phones output, line output, pedal input, volume pedal, pitch tuning knob and phones on/off switching
Keyboard: - 49 full size keys, 4.5 octaves
Power: AC 220 V+\- 10%
• Overall dimensions - 610*280*110 mm
• Weight with case: ~ 11 kg (~24 lbs)"

KORG POLY-800 SN 051950 w/ ISHIBASHI Gig Bag & Cassette

via this auction

"It's in great shape and is fully functional working as it should.
Accessories : C-7, AC Adaptar, Soft Case, Manual

Korg PolySix KiwiSix with Case

via this auction

"Korg Polysix with Kiwisix board upgrade, unlocking more memory slots and sequencer features, but does not have Kiwisix power upgrade. The side panels have some holes drilled in them, but are still in good shape.

The keybed had been completely cleaned- each key and contact on the strip with the proper cleaners and taken to Switched On in Austin, TX to be serviced, calibrated, and have the output jack replaced by the previous owner.

Everything on this synth is in perfect working order. It sounds beautiful. I just don't use it as much as I thought I would and times are getting tight. Also includes a fitted dust cover from Digital Deck Covers, and a brand new Gator GTSA-KEY61 case."

Polyend Tracker & Poly 2 Eurorack Integration


"Although Tracker is not offering any CV outputs, it does wonders accompanied by the Poly 2 Eurorack module.

Here’s a short ‘how-to’ video on integrating your Tracker workflow to your Eurorack rig using Polyend Poly 2 MIDI to CV converter. Just the basics, as the rest is up to your plans and imagination (and the manuals too)!"

Roland Paraphonic 505 Synthesizer SN 912049


"This is a vintage Roland Paraphonic 505 Synthesizer.
Sorry I can't play synth so please bear with me.

Signal chain :
Roland 505 - Apollo Twin - Apollo Luna with no post processing plugins used."

Update: looks like this one is for sale:

via this auction

"This is vintage Roland Paraphonic 505 Synthesizer. The unit has been tested for operation, confirmed power on and have the sound, but probably will need a good maintenance to make it great again. Some sliders are a little bit hard to slide up and down.

The top area where the switches and the "Roland Paraphonic 505" logo has been recoat, it's more shinny and darker (black. Some rust also exists in the casing, please review the photos I've taken as part of my description about the physical condition of the unit. I've also made a video demo of the unit confirming the power on and sounding, I'm not a synth player so please bear with my playing :)

The RS-505 is the king of all '70s string synths, being the sister of the VC-330 Vocoder and mother of the classic RS-202. It combines strings, a polysynth, and an enormous, rumbling mono bass section that is known for rivalling that of the Moog Taurus. Includes a super lush quad BBD chorus with external input, the same circuit found in the highly sought after Roland Dimension D Chorus."

Demons Souls - Character Creation (Souls of Mist) - Volca FM


"Download the audio or patch notes:
Hello! I can't find a PS5 yet, so I made this music cover of Demon's Souls :) As I find myself watching gameplay of Demon's Souls, I stumbled across this character creation music and absolutely fell in love with it! I really love melodic ambient music, especially with a dark undertone.

Also, if you're a follower of this channel, you may notice I have a new synth! The KORG Volca FM! I've always wanted an FM synthesizer and I ended up getting one for Christmas! I'm still getting used to it, but am happy to debut it with such an awesome video game music cover. I hope you enjoy it!"

These Are Complex Tides... | Mutable Instruments Dual Tides + Warps

Cinematic Laboratory

"I love complex oscillators because of the insane amount of sounds and timbres you can get from them. I noticed Mutable Instruments doesn't really have one. So I did some searching and found a tip from Emilie to use two Tides and Warps. Mais oui!

This video also features a test with two Plaits and Warps, which is also cool, but it doesn't give you the versatility of a real CO with all the outputs you can patch everywhere. However, the sounds you can get from it, is totally amazing because of all the weird sounds Plaits has to offer. Nothing 'classic' about it though!"

Foxgear Anubi Ambient Box Sound Demo (no talking) with Korg Minilogue XD

Bonedo Synthesizers

FIVE MINUTES WITH 42HP Featuring Make Noise QPAS


"The second in our FIVE MINUTES WITH 42HP series - in which modular specialist Edd Butterworth configures a small 42HP case with a selection of modules to see what sort of musical results can be achieved.

In this first episode he uses:

ALM Pamela's New Workout
Mutable Instruments Peaks
Make Noise QPAS (see our review) Milky Way"

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

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