MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Original Prophet 10 and Strandberg Guitar Magic

video by Sean McKee

"I recently used an original Sequential Prophet 10 Rev 3 synthesizer on some songs for the album I'm writing with Jon Anderson of YES, and my band ZAP with Ike Willis from Frank Zappa's band, and Chip Z'Nuff. This video gives a little demo of how cosmic the combination of a vintage synth and a modern guitar can sound."

Prophet Rev2 Synth - Vintage Voice Modeling - Free Patches

video by Creative Spiral

"Achieve vintage voice modeling behavior with the Prophet Rev 2 synthesizer. I have two new FREE vintage template patches available. In this video, I discuss Voice Component Modeling (VCM), and demo the new free template patches, and give an overview of the topic of per-voice modeling to achieve vintage poly synth character, like old MemoryMoogs, Prophets, Jupiters, OBXs, and CS-80s.

The two new free patch templates are available here (along with many others):

I also have a full bank of 128 advanced voice modeled patches available for sale in my Rev 2 VCM Sound Set:

For more info on the topic of voice modeling and my vintage synth research, check out the voice component modeling website, and these articles:"

Boss SY-1000 Resynthesis - Reamping - Next Level Guitar Synth USB Six Split Outputs

video by WayneJoness

" [some pics of the inside there] One of the breakthrough features of the Boss SY-1000 is access to the individual string inputs and outputs in the USB audio stream. With this feature you can record a guitar performance into your DAW then freely experiment with using different SY-1000 patches on the recorded track. Boss calls this resynthesis.

This is similar to the process of reamping, where a guitar signal is recorded dry then played back, or 'reamped' through different amplifiers. But resynthesis takes this to a whole new level, since you can not only change the amplifier, but the kind of guitar used on a track, switching from a Strat to a Les Paul, or Acoustic, or even a Roland GR-300 Guitar Synthesizer. With each string recorded individually there is also a whole new level of editing and creativity available as well. You can literally correct the performance of one note without having to punch in on the entire performance."



Video by Jason Axel Summers of Magic Umbrella.
Adroit drone work by Adam Thomas.
Track recorded by TRIPLE X SNAXXX at Seriously Adequate Studio.
Mixed and mastered by Yannick Lemoine. ©2020 - Moroderik Musik"

And a live set:

video by

"Performed by Alex Maiolo and Patrick O'Neill
From "Moroderik Musik Presents" - Cat's Cradle, 12/5/20, Carrboro NC
(with Me, Im Counting / Shermar / Ultrabillions)

Video editing by Tom Laney
(c) 2020 Moroderik Musik"

Buchla sytem 200/200e | Some improvisation 01

video by Luc Debeck

"Audio source coming from Model 258, Dual Oscillator in Low frequency to the 296e and then connected to the 1979 SMP (Stereo Microsound Processor). Some random modulations from the Model 266 to the VCA CV inputs of the 296e."

Joy Division - Disorder (Synthesizer Cover)

video by Garrett DeBell

"Taking a much needed break from my own material for a minute and felt inspired to cover JD but with a Moog! I learned the parts by ear and and fit it within the keyboard the best I could. The Moog Matriarch does all the melodic work as well as some special FX and drones. Drums were programmed into Ableton with a mouse. I would like to add a new drum solution soon but undecided.
Mixed in daw and summed to a Tascam 424 MkII!"

Father & Daughter Cinematic Synthesizer Jam Improvisation with Hydrasynth / Grandmother / Prophet 08

video by Denis Polic

"My little girl came today in my studio, and asked if she can jam with me, so i said: "sure, jump in". She likes the "meowing" sound of Grandmother, and started improvising a melody on it, and i tought: if i can put some chords underneeth, it could be a fine jam, so i turned the cam on, started playing with her, and there is the result, hope you enjoy it!!!

Cheers and peace on Earth!!!"

Sequencers & synths - eurorack, XTk , u-he hive

video by junklight

"If you are in your 50's and have a modular synth there is probably a law that says you have to make Tangerine Dream influence music from time to time.


Slow Dance - Digitakt, Digitone, Octatrack MKII Live Performance

video by EZBOT

"This was the song that I would play at the end of my live performances before live performances went online only. Oddly it is one of the most difficult songs to perform that I play live. The difficulty is moving from one part to another without simply muting and unmuting sounds. The bed of the song is a very full pad on the Digitone that changes significantly with any adjustments to the synthesis parameters, so I was actually was avoiding it, as the purpose of the song is a feeling of completeness and understanding - simplicity. There is always a little puzzle you must unlock before you're truly ready to perform a song live on hardware, and that is why I love it so damn much.

Interested in Elektron lessons? Visit

If you want more and feel inspired to support me, please visit my Patreon page:"

Sequential Pro 3 & ProCo You Dirty Rat

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

【Preset】Surge シンセ音源 Free & OpenSource Hybrid Synthesizer

video by 最新シンセ音源研究 - Masayuki Funami

Roger Linn demonstrates his Surge sounds
video by

"Roger Linn demonstrates the sounds he created for the upcoming Surge 1.6.4 release and how they work with the Linnstrument."

Surge Videos from the Web

Specs via

Synthesis method: Subtractive hybrid

Each patch contain two scenes which are separate instances of the entire synthesis engine (except effects) that can be used to create layered or split patches.

Quick category-based patch browser

Runs on a variety of operating systems, plugin formats, and architectures

1725 patches
523 wavetables

3 oscillators per scene.

8 versatile oscillator algorithms: Classic, Sine, Wavetable, Window, FM2, FM3, S&H Noise and Audio Input.

Classic oscillator is a morphable pulse/saw/dual saw oscillator with a sub-oscillator and hard sync.

FM2/FM3 oscillators consist of a carrier and 2 or 3 modulators and various options.

Most algorithms (except FM2, FM3 and Audio input) offer up to 16-voice unison at the oscillator level.

Oscillator FM and ring modulation between oscillators 1-2 and 2-3.

Most oscillator algorithms (except FM2, FM3 and Sine) are strictly band-limited, yet still cover the entire audible spectrum, delivering a clear, punchy and clean sound.

Oxygene 20-First youtube jarre cover

video by graal7

second version of
Oxygene 20-First youtube jarre cover
moog one and juno 6

Pac-Man Theme - Live Finger Drumming & Keyboard Cover

video by GLASYS

"Pac-Man theme performed on keys and arcade buttons. All sounds played live simultaneously.

A YouTube #Shorts​ video."

Alesis QS8 with SKB Hard Case

via this auction

1960s Gibson G101 Vintage Combo Organ SN 5515

via this auction

Love the look of this one.

"1968 Gibson G101 combo organ in excellent condition, fully serviced and ready to be played. Rare in any condition, the G101 was manufactured for Gibson by Lowrey and is best known for its extensive use by Ray Manzarek in the Doors, as the versatility and reliability of the G101 was preferred by Manzarek over the Italian Vox Continentals available concurrently with this model. And given the extensive overlap in circuitry with Lowrey's DSO-1 Heritage Deluxe organ used by the Beatles on Sgt. Pepper's, the G101 absolutely nails the sparkling reedy harpsichord tones of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

The tonal options on the G101 are vast, and the controls very user-friendly, with three color-coded and logically laid out banks governing the bass register, vibrato/ sustain/ percussion, and the various voicings separated by Flute tabs (white) and Horn/String tabs (yellow and blue). A perfect middle ground between the reedy attack and nuance of the Vox Continental and the bold, bubbly textures of a Farfisa, the G101 straddles these extremes with aplomb, offering rich layers of transistorized combo organ perfection. With the Sustain and Staccato tabs, some piano and harpsichord-esque tones can be realized, and the multiple vibrato tabs allow for more present, choppy textures or smooth warbling tones. The Percussion feature also operates as it should, albeit fairly subtle in its effect, activated by a small bulb with a rate set by the corresponding knob, producing more of a tremolo effect layered with the vibrato.

The circuit has been thoroughly serviced by Synapse Audio, and all keys are even and respond smoothly. All functions and tabs work as they should, and it's worth noting that the Reverb tab is for an external effect (the G101 was never offered with internal reverb). The keyboard features a trio of new knobs, and all tabs feature their original lettering. While the small badge on the organ facing the performer is missing, the particularly large and raised Gibson badge on the flip out compartment that secures the legs is intact, as is the Gibson model/serial plaque. The stock handles are intact too, and new thumbscrews with the proper threading have been sourced to secure the legs compartment.

Cosmetically, the organ is quite the looker with its original Seafoam and Fawn two-tone covering. There are a few bald corners and modest wear on the exterior from honest use, yet the organ presents very well and is structurally sound."

1980s The Complete Synthesizer

via this auction

"1980s The Complete Synthesizer - Moog multiMoog ALF Music System Novatron Discusses the fundamental principles of electronic music, supplies clear instructions on how to operate an electronic synthesizer, and surveys the various types of synthesizers and accessory equipment."

ARP Little Brother Synthesizer Expander SN 0123

via this auction

"All waveforms, LFO, switches, CV/Gate aso. work fine and it's a nice little add on for an ARP 2600, Odyssey, Axxe or any other synth with CV/Gate and an external audio input. It's quite a rare synth expander from ARP and sounds great and as analogue as it gets. US voltage and power plug 110V"

Sequential Pro-one Minus Keys

via this auction

Korg 770 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

The 770 is a very early, very cool Korg synth, but you probably know that or you wouldn't be looking. White noise, tuned noise, 2 different ring modulator modes, 2 oscillators, High and Low Pass filters. It has a mean, raw sound that later pieces like MS20 can only dream of!

The great thing about these is they sound like nothing else. If you're an analog synth guy who already has the normal stuff, this definitely opens up another range of sounds you can create. In fact you can go inside the unit and tweak trim pots to alter the behavior of the filters! You can also run external audio through them.

The only issue with this is the auto bending feature doesn't work consistently, but it isn't broken. Oh, and apparently it was used near some spray paint as there is a bit detectable on the right end cheek and a very subtle amount on the far right side of the control panel, but unless you're staring at it under bright light you won't even notice."

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver PE Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 01566

via this auction

Korg Poly-800 Reverse Keys SN 045811 w/ Gig Bag

via this auction, also on Reverb

Roland MC 202 Synthesizer (MicroComposer) SN 326600

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer Fully Serviced w/ MIDI

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Recent servicing includes a new High Pass Filter slider, new Pitch Bend wheel, and a new voice chip. All switches, connectors, pots and jacks have been thoroughly cleaned, and all functions and features of this Juno operate as intended. Cosmetic wear is limited to some light scattered scuffs and marks on the edges of the enclosure. The graphics are pristine, and the key caps are virtually unfaded, with all original slider caps intact."

ROLAND SH-2000 (1974) Early Version with Moog Filter

video by Synthesizer Home


video by Synthesizer Home

Quality Time with Aparillo iOS fm synthesizer

video by Chris Vaisvil

"I have to admit I like this one quite a bit - that is why it is over 30 minutes and I feel I’m no where near bottoming out on this one. I hope you like the journey."

SOMA LYRA-8 + Guitar + Strymon Iridium // The Foot Strikes Back

video by Dexba

"The idea was too good to be left as one performance, so now I am back, with a different (read: better) guitar, new pedals (like the lovely Strymon Iridium), and a bit of thought put into the video!
This time you will be hearing a distorted, compressed SOMA Lyra-8 going into a fake Marshall Plexi, provided by the Iridium, with some added love coming from Fender, both the guitar and the -evergrowing- array of pedals in front of me.
The result surprised me, putting me in territories soundtrack-like, with Doom being one of my favorites (the recent one, from Mick Gordon).
I am very satisfied with the result, and I will never stop encouraging you to play Lyra with all your body part (results may vary and the upload site may vary too) 😄

YAMAHA VSS-200 Sampler and FM Synth (1988) The Emulator II and DX7 in a Toy Keyboard

video by RetroSound

"The YAMAHA VSS-200 is a funny Keyboard from the year 1988 with 8bit Sampling and FM Synthesis.

100 sounds (FM Synthesis)
sample bit depth: 8 Bit
sample length: 1.9 seconds
sampling modes: Microphone/Sample Input, Internal voice bank,
sample edit: Loop, U-Turn, Reverse, Echo, Fuzz, FM, AM, Level, Pitch, ADSR Volume Envelope

all synthesizer sounds and drums: YAMAHA VSS-200
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
All is for free. If you like my work, so can you support me with a donation or a purchase of my synth shirts or music albums. Thank you!

RetroSound Home:"

Vermona Perfourmer MK 2 - Neural Damage

video by The Free Radikal


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

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