MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Korg Radias ambient soundscape

video by MIDERA

"Not much to say. Just alone in my studio."

#30 (Hyperborean) For Arp 2600, Mellotrons, Clavinet, Fender Rhodes and Nord Electro

video by R. Reger

"Original piece for (mostly) analogue keys."

REON DRIFTBOX R w/ Original Box & Instructions Sheet

via this auction

"Ichika's Brand New Dress" - Akai MPC X, Korg Wavestate, Minilogue XD, Sequential Prophet REV2

video by Patrick Manderson

"'Ichika's Brand New Dress' - recorded live on February 27, 2021 using a MIDI sequencer, 3 mixers and room full of synthesizers.

The roots of "Ichika's" was composed on a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer and left unfinished for several years. The intricate timings and swing notes were too difficult to mix when overdubbing and editing on the RS7000 and was nearly abandoned altogether. Fast forward to December 2020 - I don't think I would have ever finished this without the Akai MPC X. It's essentially a sports car wrapped around a Rolls Royce. The 10" display is comfortable to use and the generous physicality of buttons, knobs, OLED displays make editing a breeze. Mixing straight notes, with triplets and swing was something nearly impossible to manage on the RS. The MPC not only made it easy, but I never felt constrained to try things out. Although I may never touch its sampler and built-in synths, the MIDI capabilities alone are amazing and worth the price - especially coming from the RS7000.

The breakout stars of this piece are the Korg Wavestate and the Sequential REV2 which due to its versatility played the bulk of parts [00:11​], [01:13​], [0:31​], [05:50​] both layered and split all throughout [02:27​], [02:56​], [04:32​]. Its generous modulation capabilities allowed nuance everywhere needed especially since the MPC X made editing so much easier. Velocity and the MOD wheel are used primarily to articulate notes; discrete use of specific CC modulations were also used. The digital distortion and filter modulations were synchronized with MIDI [04:52​].

The Wavestate's factory patches are so expertly designed although I found it difficult to fit them in initially. Luckily I know enough to adjust the envelopes to get a good fitting. Still the Wavestate remains a challenge for me to wrap my head around. Swirling strings [02:03​], [02:38​], [03:50​] and bell tones [02:29​].

Drums - I'm surprised how many drums are in this. The Roland TR8s was used to replace RS7000 analog kit used in the original 'Ichika's'. The MDX 1400 was used to compress the 808 kick. Two acoustic kits from the Yamaha Motif XS were tweaked to make use of its built-in VCM compressors - room reverb first, then the compression. Most of the acoustic kit performance was sequenced on the RS7000 and later tweaked on the MPC X. The crash choke was made by playing a regular crash using a second note at a lower velocity (greater than zero) at [05:14​]. The delicious sound of the Boss DR-660 [03:26​] was added to "Ichika's" recently as new sections using the Wavestate were created. The Alesis 3630 was used to tame the dynamics of the DR-660, especially the toms. Lastly, my custom "noise and sine" kit on the Korg Radias embellishes all through the piece.

The Korg EX-8000 had a minor role except for the amazing sweeping patch showered in its digital delay [03:27​], [03:48​]. I believe an original preset patch with minor tweaks on the envelopes.

Upbeat vox played by the Korg Radias near the beginning [00:12​] and at the end [05:25​], also modulated here [01:22​] and here [01:32​].

The original Minilogue wears its characterful filter again throughout "Ichika's", reusing patches from previous arrangements. Layered up, the Minilogue XD *high-def* embellishments filled in when needed.

The lightning acrobatics of the Novation Bass Station II and its ability to switch patches on a tick emphasized individual notes in a few places [01:27​], [03:36​]. Unfortunately my mixing isn't sufficient to put these subleties out front enough to hear.

Brassy swells [00:53​] and stringy melodies [02:06​] on the Prophet 6. Digital voice chatter here [02:30​] and here [03:18​], melodic emphasis on the main parts [00:11​] on the Korg MS 2000 - shining near the end with a chaotic sequence of LFO modulations [04:52​].

The Yamaha Tx81Z played a minor part filling in space when needed [01:00​], [05:17​].

Video from a Canon EOS SL3 was captured over a two day period while the audio was recorded after getting a satisfying take."

TUCKER played electone & roland sh-3 / FERNANDO GELBARD /Didi ( Hola Didi )

1. Tucker played Electone.....Song/Robert Hall Productions - Do You Care?
2. TUCKER/手動リズムボックス💨
3. TUCKER played electone & roland sh-3 / FERNANDO GELBARD /Didi ( Hola Didi )
4. TUCKER/ Maestro rhythm King & Roland juno106Song/Meu amigo ricard :Celia Vazquez’s
5. TUCKER played ELECTONESong / The Boneschi Electronic Combo /Cantabile for drum
6. TUCKER /ナログシンセサイザーを使ってスクラッチ演奏をしました。I used an analog synthesizer to play scratch.
7. TUCKER/😴 寝ながら作曲する試みAttempting to compose in my sleep。。。。

United Simesky Institutes

Supporting member, United Simesky Institutes' first release from 2018.

"While it's obscure on Bandcamp, the songs found appreciation through the popular 8-Bit Guy YouTube channel, or within other compilations on Bandcamp like the Bedroom Cassette Masters series. The song "Super Mullets" especially is a sort of a minor hit on Soundcloud.

Instruments used include: Korg MS-20, Yamaha SY-85, Roland TR-505, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Volca Sample, Gameboy, an old Crumar organ and electric guitars."

Machinedrum X.04 italo chiphouse jam

video by tubesockor

"I took the Elektron Machinedrum with the unofficial X.04 firmware for a short spin. Trying out the new TONAL settings and GND machines for some italo/chiptune/house-something..."

See this post for the firmware release.

Let's talk: Gotharman's SpazeDrum (VLOG) #TTNM​



"In this VLOG I talk about why I like Gotharman's SpazeDrum, an analog-digital drum synth & granular sampler.

0:03​ SpazeDrum Talk
7:05​ User Interface Demo

Gotharman's SpazeDrum combines analog and digital synthesis with sampler features and a vast amount of granular effects. You can program 16 different sounds per project preset from scratch, of which eight can sound at once! Each sound also has its own sequencer with individual start and end points, clock division, swing, pitch, velocity and modulation, allowing you to create anything from four-on-the-floor beats to analog bass lines to totally chaotic sound collages. It's a high-quality instrument handmade in Denmark and built to last.

Official SpazeDrum Website:"

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Whalesong through the Wires // Klangbau Köln Eurorack Synth Jam #TTNM​


"No sequencer, no patched envelopes, only triggers, chaotic CV and oscillations from a Klangau/Hordijk Benjolin, Twin Peak Filter, two Logistic Equations, a Joystick, the big XR-VCO, a Wavetable Oscillator, qVCF, etc."


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AE Modular Patch Tip: RBSS + 2ENV Feedback! #TTNM​


"A quick modular synthesizer patch tip on creating fun rhythms and pitch sequences with the Wonkystuff RBSS and tangible waves 2ENV modules."

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Let's build the Moog Mother-32 in VCV Rack

video by Omri Cohen

"Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas that I continue updating -

Here is the patch -

00:00​ - Introduction
00:48​ - VCO section
07:00​ - Modulation section
15:19​ - VCF section
19:37​ - Envelope section
24:45​ - Misc"

Korg Radias "Epica" - 32 Presets (Private Collection)

video by LFOstore

"Welcome to the private sound collection for the one of the most complex virtual analog engines - Korg Radias

Sounds are here:

"Epica" soundset made to colour your soundtracks with:

Lush & Massive Strings
Deep Atmospheric Pads

Complex Sequences & Grooveboxes
Beautiful Immersive Keys
Reach Polyphonic Sounds
Re-creation of famous Synth Sounds
Thick Solos & Leads

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Vintage Original 1969 Rheem "Kee Bass" SN 1307-417

via this auction

"Kee Bass is exactly as pictured. The Kee logo is no longer there, but the Bass is. A few cracks in the corners, and one in the middle on both sides of the controls. A few scuffs on the case, otherwise looks brand new. The Gold keys with the black makes this baby stand out, and it will not disappoint the new owner."

Roland JD-800 Keyboard Synthesizer SN ZC79494

via this auction

"All of the sliders, buttons and knobs were tested and work with no issues. The display also has no issues and I have no problem hearing audio from the synth. The only issue I found is the keyboard which is common on the JD800. The keyboard does not have a the leaking red glue problem (see photo) but only 10 out of 61 keys work. The black keys are kind of wobbly too. Everything works great though using an external MIDI keyboard, so it could be used as a sound module.

Pic of the inside below.

Sensel Morph Firmware 0.19.295 Update: Pitch and Velocity

video by Sensel

"The firmware update to 0.19.295 has some really interesting new ways of handling pitch-bend and improvements to velocity scaling. We go through the details on how to set up and understand these two key features.

0:00​ New Firmware Overview
0:21​ MPE Pitch-bend Rounding Improvements
6:57​ Velocity Range Improvements

Change log:
• Improved "Jump" pitch-rounding mode for MPE so that it quickly settles to the note of the area under your finger. This vastly improves the tuning of pitch-shifted chords, and introduces some incredible pitch shift effects when using a custom-created (Innovator’s) grid overlay.
• Added mode to allow velocity range to allow for lower limits. Accessed via “Threshold 10”. When you choose "Threshold 10", the low end velocities (less than 30) are now transmitted, and the activation force threshold is set to 3.
• When using the Drum Pad Overlay Y controls, the 0-127 values are scaled to fit each pad’s size.
• Fixed pitch-bend bugs for single channel MIDI (previously, pitch bend could be on a channel different from the note)
• Notes that are set to “off” are no longer transposed when the octave or scene up/down Morph modifiers are used.
• Note off is no longer sent when you shift octaves/scenes.
•Refined hit size of the Buchla Thunder Overlay’s areas and fixed missed notes on the Buchla Overlay, particularly on pads 1-9.
• Fixed wrap-around bug with pitch-bend (most noticed on drum overlay with bend set to Absolute). Previously, when a pad was set to Absolute pitch bend, the value could jump very high or low at the edges.
• The Morph now has better handling of note-off, deprecating the need for All * Notes Off messages when overlays are removed. As a result, no All Notes Off message is sent when an overlay is removed.
• Fixed horizontal scroll command (Video Editing Overlay)
• Mouse click now resets to “up” when “no overlay” is in Trackpad mode and an overlay is placed on the Morph. Previously, this could often result in a stuck mouse, causing hair to be removed from one’s head."

Permanence by MATTHS (Official Music Video)

video by MATTHS

New from supporting member, MATTHS.

"MATTHS present his second release of 2021 with 'Permanence', an extreme and unapologetic techno production that boasts brutality within the breadth of the production aesthetic. Recorded as a single take using a bespoke modular synthesiser setup, MATTHS brings you into his new direction of heavy experimental techno.

The violence of ‘Permanence’ should not be underestimated, it leaves little time for the listener to gather their breath as each heavy kick drum continues to pound the speaker into near submission. Mixed with ambient chords, which draw the listener even further into the darkness of the track, ‘Permanence’ keeps on building throughout to a powerful crescendo, providing a clever balance of harshness, soft textures and depth.

**Some fast edits and mild strobing**

MATTHS is releasing one track every month for the whole of 2021 which are available to buy/stream at​ or subscribe and receive hours or music and a new release every month.

The music video for ‘Permanence’ plays on the sonic violent clashes within the track, as we are thrown into the midst of two fighters, experiencing almost first-hand the physical and psychological connections in their connection.

Available on all streaming platforms later in 2021."

KORG Vintage Synth Jam

video by Korg

"Join KORG Product Specialist Natalie for an extra special performance on KORG vintage MS-20, Lambda, and more."

70's south korea moog& organ rhythm box

video by gamakatsu

"south korea moog& organ rhythm box"

Roland System 100 * Model 101 Keyboard * Pro Serviced

via this auction

"This one is in fair to good overall cosmetic condition and is working 100%. It is ready to be used and needs nothing. As you may know, this is part of the Roland System 100."

The seller Analog U.S. also has a System 100 Model 104 listed here. Be sure to see their other listings for more.

||| Arpoloop_Note Generator |||

video by tonylight

"Small demonstration of how the note generator works with just one ramp generator."

Roland JX-3P Filter Resonance Boost Mod DIY: Detailed Walkthrough and Sound Demonstration

video by thesrabbit

follow-up to this post.

"Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible if you try this out and break your gear or yourself. Please be careful! This mod requires the synth to be powered on with the panel open as you make adjustments to the trim pots. Please do not touch anything inside the synth other than the trim pots, and only touch the trim pots with your trim pot tool. I used a special tool for this, but I think it may be possible to use other tools as well.

This video is meant to show you how I accomplished my particular goal. It does not mean that this is THE correct way, if there is such a thing. I'm a total DIY noob and have never used an oscilloscope before. Please leave a comment if you know something important about safety or want to call me out for anything that I'm doing which is clearly wrong.

0:00: Intro
1:35: Preparation and disassembly
3:00: Opening the top panel
4:07: Trim pots

Korg MS-10 like new in original box SN 132645

via this auction

"Korg MS-10 in almost mint condition, fully checked out and working 100%.
Synthesizer is 100V version for the Japanese market. I highly recommend a voltage converter for long-term use.
Includes Japanese language overlay (see photo).
The only flaws are some paint buckling and scratches on the bottom of the synth.
Even the nuts on the inputs are clean - often these are corroded or dull by now.
Includes original box with matching serial number and "Korg" stamped styrofoam ends for packing.

No documentation included.

While this is in collectors' condition, it sounds like an absolute beast and deserves to be played! It has the soul of a wild animal. While not as full-featured as its big sibling, the MS-20, and only has one oscillator, it sounds ferocious and is completely capable of some fantastic sounds, from straightforward leads and basslines to crazy sci-fi sound effects."

Additional pics of this SN captured here.

Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer

via this auction

Hammond Synthesizer Service Manual

via this auction

"This manual is complete with schematics, circuit board pictures and part numbers. It is in 'like new' condition."

Electro Harmonix Mini Synthesizer EH 0400 (Vintage 1980’s) w/ Original Docs

via this auction

Roland Juno 106S

via this auction

"Superb Roland Juno 106s polysynth in really clean condition. The synth is identical in features/electronics/sound to the 106, with the only addition of a pair of speakers. These can be disabled (if need be) by inserting a jack plug into the headphone socket.

It's been recently serviced, which included:

-Removing the resin coating from the set of 6 chips and then reinstalling, fitting the chips into sockets.
-New memory battery fitted.
-Factory presets loaded.
-Clean/lube of switches and pots.
-New set of front panel tact switches installed.
-Filter calibration.
-New pair of speakers installed.

The synth is in excellent cosmetic condition, with only minor blemishes or marks."

First Day with the Hologram Microcosm (ft. Arturia MicroFreak)

video by Gabe Miller Music

"I unbox, design sounds, and make music with the Hologram Microcosm and Arturia MicroFreak. This is my first demo of the reverb, delay, and glitch effects unit and I was immediately able to get it and my synth to give me some pretty incredible sequences and soundscapes."

kNoB technology AGNI (VCA, Wavefolder, Distortion, Tone, Feedback, Eurorack) Demo and tutorial

video by kNoB Technology

Follow-up to this post.

"AGNI - is our pride, this is a complex signal processing device that includes: voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) combined with a Wavefolder, then the signal goes to the Distortion section, which amplifies and distorts the signal, then the signal is filtered by a passive filter and goes to the output amplifier, AGNI also has a feedback unit which provides an output signal to the input of the device.

Time sections:
00:00​​ Intro
00:24​​ Hello and block structure
01:18​​ VCA/Wavefolder
02:24​​ Distortion
03:04​​ Tone
03:27​​ Feedback
04:46​ CV control
06:54​​ Self-oscillation
09:27​​ Square: phase rotation
10:45​​ Sawtooth: waveshaper and folding
11:22​​ Triangle: all like as sine
11:40​​ External sound processing: Drums
12:41​​ External sound processing: Long sounds
13:35​​ External sound processing: Plucked sounds
14:38​​ Thick distorted bass patch"

U-He Hive 2.1 Update: What's New?

video by u-he

"Hive 2.1 brings you:
New filter models and modulation options, 100 new presets, and more!

Download Hive 2.1 here:

00:00​ - Intro
00:52​ - New filter types
02:08​ - Stereo filter ‘Spread’
02:25​ - New ‘Mod Noise’ modulation source
02:53​ - Shape sequencer ‘Position’ modulation
03:15​ - Pan modulation for delay and reverb
03:30​ - Scope display of mod matrix outputs
03:42​ - New presets"


video by gamakatsu

"A synthesizer for traditional Japanese music made in the 80s.

An attempt to compose with this instrument that only produces a Japanese sound no matter where you touch it"

1973 japanese electronic project KIT (MYKIT 50) GAKKEN学研 マイキット50 ハードオフで見っけた
video by gamakatsu

I didn't realize GAKKEN went that far back. See the Gakken and SUIKO labels below for more. Not sure if that's a SUIKO in the first video above, but it looks like one.

And a non synth video by gamakatsu: TUCKER/ 子供が投げた一斗缶の音をループして音を加えて作曲する試み
video by gamakatsu


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