MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 11, 2021

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Analog synthesizers live demo 7; feat. Kraftwerk and Vangelis ; please use headphones

video by Synthe_64

"please use headphones: since this is recorded live, the mixing is not very good, but when you use headphones you will hear all extras like bass, wind, phasing, panning etc.
In this demo you can hear the mighty analog synths: Moog minimoog ( 1973 ), Korg MS10, Yamaha CS10 and Roland SH2.
More recent are the Roland U220 and Yamaha FB01 midi modules. The newbies are the Arp Odissey ( Korg ) and Arturia Microbrute. The modulars are Pittsburgh Modular and Doepfer Dark Energy along with the Dark Time.
Rhythm provided by the Akai Rhythm Wolf.
Everything is played live. No prerecording, post editing or mixing."

Analog Synthesizers live demo 8; feat. Pink Floyd; please use headphones for best result

"please use headphones: since this is recorded live, the mixing is not very good, but when you use headphones you will hear all extras like bass, wind, phasing, panning etc.
In this demo, the solo's are played with a Minimoog ( 1973 ) and a Roland SH2. The bass partion is from the Yamaha CS10 and de ARP Odissey. Chords are played with 2 Roland JV1010 modules and a Yamaha FB01.
The modulars are mainly Pittsburgh and Doepfer. Sequencers are Pittsburgh, Doepfer dark time and the Korg SQ1. Additional drum is done by the Korg monotribe and the EMW T-drum module. Finally some FX from Roland, Yamaha and Alesis.
Everything is played live, no post production. I don't use midi , everything is connected trough CV, Gates and clock signals."

Analog synthesizers live demo 9; feat. Jean Michel Jarre; please use headphones for best result

"please use headphones: since this is recorded live, the mixing is not very good, but when you use headphones you will hear all extras like bass, wind, phasing, panning etc.

MPG-8X Controller for the MKS-80 Super Jupiter | Review

video by Espen Kraft

"I've been so lucky to be the first to try out the new MPG-8X from Retroaktiv, for the mighty Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter from 1985.

The Super Jupiter was one of the pros most used synth modules in the 80s. It appears on countless hit records and all debate set aside, it really is the best of both the Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 6, all rolled into one box. I will focus on the Super Jupiter in the next video, and why it's still so coveted, but this video is all about the controller itself that really crushes the original MPG-80 in terms of features and usability, although I freely admit that the original is still desirable and if you're a purist only the original will do. From practical standpoint the MPG-8X is really the best of the two, by far.

Again, a big thanks to Anders Jensen for loaning me his MKS-80, but also to Brynjulf Blix for loaning me another MKS-80 for the review. I will show some very cool footage of how the modules actually found their way to my studio, in the next video, the MKS-80 video."

Easel Command Krell

video by Todd Barton

Trip 2

video by Maciek Czuchraniuk

"Elektron four + digitakt"

Bright Sparks Documentary - A Side

video by GForce Software

"The A Side of the critically acclaimed Bright Sparks documentary, created in conjunction with the I Monster album of the same name, focuses on US based electronic music pioneers, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla, Alan R Pearlman and Harry Chamberlin.

Includes contributions from Herb Deutsch, Michelle Moog-Koussa, I Monster's Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling, Adrian Utley, Daniel Miller, Billy Currie, Karl Hyde, Alessandro Cortini, Will Gregory, Dennis P Colin, Alan Pearlman."

You can find additional GForce Bright Sparks posts here.

KlirrFactory NoiseZillator: Stereo VCO for VCV Rack - Overview

video by TheKlirrfaktor

"This is an overview over the new KlirrFactory NoiseZillator - a sample based Stereo VCO for VCV Rack.
KlirrFactory NoiseZillator is available @"

LIVEN 8-bit warps - Wave Edit Tutorial

video by SONICWARE

Improv #19 for VCS3, Arp 2600, Mellotrons and Moog Voyager.

video by R. Reger

"Improvised soundscape using (mostly) analogue instruments."

"winter" | morphagene | tapographic delay | ems | eurorack modular synthesizer

video by Elinch

""playing the morphagene and looping with tapographic delay. a minimal piece around a morphagene reel."

starts at 03:33​ for impatient listeners

for all other happy people with a lot of time
00:00​ make noise morphagene (simple sawtooth tones from the ems vcs3) /// Erica synths mixer / 4ms tapographic delay (loop mode)
01:58​ bass /// make noise sto / sequenced by alm Pamelas new workout

recorded live with tascam dr 100.
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.



Buchla Easel Command Exploration 3

video by Todd Barton

"Timbre sculpting and simultaneous WaveShaping . . .errata, at 1:33​ I say Saw Wave instead of what it is, a Square Wave :-)
Big thanks to all my Patreons that make these tutorials possible and keep me on my toes!"

Todd Barton Buchla Easel Command posts

Dreadbox Typhon LTD Edition Teaser

video by Synthesizer gr

"We proudly announce a super limited edition of the amazing Dreadbox Typhon. What's so special about it?
This edition offers you Bank D with 64 new, gloomy sounds curated by Dimitris Pavlidis, the man behind the synth-shop and the band Selofan plus a fantastic new design in black and copper colour!
we hope you enjoy this ride on the dark side of sound!"


video by Adam Miklaszewski

"Golden Dawn modular system is a DIY project I've been working on in past months. Synthesizer consists of analog vco, digital experimental vco with 6 modes of synthesis, 2x lfo, 2x attenuator, simple AD envelope, resonant filter, passive HP LP filter, digital delay, 4 channel mixer, sequencer and white noise generator. Modules can be connected by breadboard atch cables and extended onto a bradboard. It uses single 9v power supply or battery and provides 9v output and 5v output for modulation and powering additional modules. Envelope generator can be triggered by touch and filter can be controlled by light.

In the video im playing on a single complex patch, changing rates of modulation and CV intensity. I've put on stereo reverb in DAW.


Fluctus Hermeticus Aurorae Aureae"

Alessandro Sgobbio w/ 4ms - Spherical Fledge

video by 4ms Company

"In another beautiful composition, Alessandro Sgobbio explores the 4ms Spherical Wavetable Navigator with his Fazioli F 278 concert grand piano.

Composer, Pianist, Producer: Alessandro Sgobbio
Recording, Mixing and Mastering: Stefano Amerio at Artesuono Recording Studios (Italy)
Video: Soukizy"

sp1200 vs ensoniq mirage - 磁鬼頻率

video by 磁鬼頻率

"hardware jam ft. emu sp-1200, ensoniq mirage and pin portabella filter.​

reel to reel
tape recording

Waldorf Iridium

video by Stefano Bertoli

"Playing with magical filters of Waldorf Iridium"

Quasimidi Sirius Synthesizer

via this auction

KORG PSS-50 Super Section

via this auction

Check out the recent demos of one and additional posts here.

"Great shape, tested and working! Includes original instruction booklets!! A must for any serious vintage drum machine or synth collectors!"

Korg DS-8 1987 FM Synthesizer

via this auction

"Working perfectly, very unique sounds

The DS-8 is Korg's contender among synths like the Roland D-50 and Yamaha DX7. It is a digital FM synthesizer with 4-operators per voice, 8 voices of polyphony and 8 parts multitimbrality. It's good for percussive, strange effect noises and such because its sound (similar to the DX7) is so unique. It has some digital effects such as chorus, flange, delay and analog-like controls for modulators, envelopes and the LFO. A joystick provides control of modulation and pitch bending. It also has a performance section for quick edits on the fly using (3) real-time sliders to control timbre, EG1 and EG2. A nice alternative to the common DX-7."

Roland SH-2000 SN 424083 w/ Original Roland Sheet Music Stand

via this auction

"This is a single-oscillator monophonic analog Preset synthesizer designed to sit atop a home organ. Below its 37-note keyboard are several colorful tab switches which are used to select any one of its 30 Preset sounds."

Yamaha SY-1 Solo Synthesizer SN 1672 w/ Original Stand & Bag

via this auction

"Near mint example of Yamaha’s first compact analogue synth. Rarely seen in condition like this, and almost never complete with stand and other accessories.

Serviced and ready to ship.

You’ll find info about these in all the usual places online. Slightly less features than a CS-80 :) but what you need to know from us is that, while they are limited, we think these sound pretty wonderful. The aftertouch controls and other ways of sculpting the presets (including the GX-1 filter) make them an expressive instrument.

As for finding an example like in this kind of condition (many were gigged and show a lot of signs of use) – there can’t be many like this. Add in the massively over-engineered stand, music stand and a carry case for the accessories and it’s the complete package.

Fun Fact: as well as being linked to Royksopp, one of these features in the film Shaun of the Dead as a key part of the track “Blue Wrath” by Sheffield electronic legends I Monster (shout out to the Sheffield Massive!). Youtube video above…

CONDITION: One scuff to a corner is the only real sign of age. See the photos for more information.

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship."

Korg Sigma - Lalaland Serviced

via this auction

"The Korg Sigma has 12 Korg 35 filter chips, same as in the MS 20 and PS 3100- 3300 series.

This particular piece has new mahogany wood sides.
Looks very nice.

Completely refurbished.
All pots and switches noise free.
PSU Recapped.
All 80+ caps in the circuit have been replaced.

Can be set to your preferred voltage !

11 editable presets.
8 editable synthe sounds.
KBD sensor that can control pitch or vibrato.
Has 2 joysticks , one for pitch modulation and one for hi and lopass filters.
Also has a "Ring Mod" although it is actually cross mod between Synthe and Instrument section.

Excellent lead mono synth.

Has hz/oct control in and out."

Unique DBK Analog/Digital Hybrid Synthesizer Designed by Elka Synthex Creator

via this auction

Crumar Bit One w/ Tauntek Mod via this auction pictured below for comparison.

RE the Unique DBK: "This is an incredibly rare Crumar Bit One rebranded Synthesizer from Italy.

Basically it's a two digital oscillator synth with really warm analog filters and circuitry.

It is in excellent working order, has a new battery and the factory patches have been restored. This is ready for studio use! Only issue is it's missing a slider cap which you could replace with just about anything that fits a slider."

UDO Audio Super 6 Synthesizer & VONGON Ultrasheer Reverb/Vibrato Pedal

video by Band Spectra

"A quickly thrown together sequence on the UDO Super 6 synthesizer using a recently created patch, running through VONGON ultrasheer pedal for vibrator (random) and reverb. Using a little delay on the Super 6, nothing else."

02 11 2021 Késako Player & Reverb

video by batchas

"I loaded a few new samples in the Player and then enjoyed very much the surprise by Triggering randomly new samples (all tabla beats).
Player signal goes through VCFQ and to freq shifter and it sounds awesome.
No external effect or EQ etc added. Direct out to stereo track."

Késako Player

Galactic Moog Model 10 Sequence

video by PaulLawlerMusic

Spacey sequence on the Model 10.
Reverb and sequencing from Logic Pro.
Logic connects to the Model 10 via the Kenton Pro-2000 Mk2

Rodriguez Jr. | Performance with PolyBrute

video by Arturia

"Paris-based melodic house and techno visionary Rodriguez Jr. gives an emotive layered performance written on PolyBrute, combining morphing, expression, and stirring dynamics."

SyllixMusic Patch From Scratch


1. Patch from Scratch: Modular Ambient on the Moog Subharmonicon and Mother 32
Welcome to Episode one of Patch from Scratch featuring the Moog Subharmonicon and Moog Mother 32! In this video I create an ambient patch (who would have thought?) with helpful on-screen text along the way. In the future I may explore live narration. We'll see.
2. Patch from Scratch 2: Modular Ambient - Moog Subharmonicon and Mother 32
Welcome to Episode Two of Patch from Scratch featuring the Moog Subharmonicon and Moog Mother 32! In this video I create yet another ambient patch with helpful on-screen text along the way.

This patch is similar to my first Patch from Scratch where I make use of the Assign (step random) output on the Mother 32. I'm really having fun making patches with it so I thought I would make another similar one. I still consider myself a beginner when it comes to patching, so hopefully I continue to improve as I continue to make these videos! Either way, I hope you enjoy it!
3. Patch from Scratch 3: Modular Ambient Wind Chimes - Moog Subharmonicon, Mother 32
Welcome to episode 3 of Patch from Scratch! Today we begin our modular journey entirely from scratch starting with the Subharmonicon and then moving on to the Moog Mother 32. I end up making what I called Analog Wind Chimes - a sparse, random dance of plucked melody between the two synths. Adding some delay from Logic Pro and Valhalla Supermassive helps put the icing on top.
Downloads + patches:

NightRadio - Reach for the Stars (SunVox)

video by Alexander Zolotov

"Album: Ether Winds (2017):
Made with SunVox modular synth & tracker"

Erica Synths Black Joystick 2

video by Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Black Joystick2 is 4 channel multi functional CV and sound source – joystick, movement recorder, distinct LFO and drone/noise oscillator. It provides great interaction with the modular system and allows to develop unconventional modulation patterns easily.


00:00​ Patch 1 - Ripper bass - Joystick CH1 set to audio rate sine modulating the Stereo Delay from CH2 which is also set to work as audio rate sine

00:33​ Patch 2 - Much Techno - Controlling the Cymbals Ride tune & decay with Joystick CH1, Crash decay with CH2 and BHDSP 2 rate and fx parameter with CH3

01:46​ Patch 3 - Wave Surfer - Controlling Graphic VCO wavetable matrix with Joysticks CH1, delay time, dry/wet mix and feedback with CH2 to CH4

02:55​ Patch 4 - Slice Master - Controlling Sample Drum slice index, sample select and sample tune with X axis of first three Joystick channels

04:53​ Patch 5 - Bleep Bloop - Joystick in audio rate mode through the Stereo Delay which delay time parameters is also modulated with the Joystick

05:16​ Patch 6 - Drone Zone - Droning with Black VCO, LPG and Stereo Delay. Joystick is controlling VCO FM & PWM, LPG offset and delay time

06:26​ Patch 7 - Wave Drummer - Graphic VCO in Drum and Black Stereo Delay are triggered and controlled with Joystick in S&H mode

08:15​ Patch 8 - S&H Everything! - Pico Drums, Pico Drums 2 and BHDSP 2 are controlled and triggered with Joystick in S&H mode

09:21​ Patch 9 - Sine drone - First three channels of the Joystick are used as audio sources and CH4 is used to control the BHDSP2 crush setting"

Temporarium Secretrarium by ylva (elektron digitone drum patch generator)

video by ylva trax

"get Temporarium Secretarium here:
the digitone is my favourite drummachine so i made 'Temporarium Secretarium' , a max for live device that generates drum patches for the digitone. drop the device on a midi track, select the voice type you want to generate and send it to the appropriate midi channel."

QB Sessions // Silent Strike - Beat 2

video by Silent Strike

Eurorack modular cube. You can find additional posts featuring Solent Strike here.

AE#137 Repairing A Kawai K3 Synthesizer With A Bad Voice

video by Artifact Electronics

"I picked up a Kawai K3 hybrid synthesizer where one of the voices is out of kilter. Let's dig in and repair it."

LYRA-8 / Strymon Big Sky / MASF Possessed Improvisation

video by Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto -​
Mixer: Ableton Live
Synth: Lyra-8
FX: MASF Possessed
Reverb: Strymon Big Sky
Comp/Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss Batis 25mm F2.0)

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

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