MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Story of the Oberheim OB-X

video by Johnny Morgan

"The Story of the legendary Oberheim OB-X synthesizer"

Also see The Story of the Roland JUPITER-8 & JUPITER-6

Be sure to check out "The First Synth to...." post for a list of firsts in the synth world. Note the TVS was not the first poly.

The Weeknd - Blinding Lights [CHILL SYNTHWAVE COVER]

video by Amie Waters

"This whole video came together because of the dudes who make music on their washer/dryer. I took an already very synthy track and made it more chill and more synth. And more keytar."

Dark Buchla by Cray

A new release from supporting member, Cray, aka Ross Healy.

"Written, performed by Ross Healy

Recorded at Amnesia International Mobile Unit 56. 2019/2020

released March 12, 2021"

Below is a playlist featuring three videos in the making of the release.

Yamaha YC-45d & YC-30 deeper Review (Dreadbox, B.Box, Boss, Meris...)

video by Knobs & Switches

"Comparising and deeper look to these both flagship models of the YC-Line from the early 70's together with a bunch of FX-Pedals."

for more information about the mysterious 233g Key Weight contact:

Original Tracks (Intro & Outro) by dkdent from the EP "Teenage Love".

special thanks again, to Ralf (for still borrowing the Maestro Stage Phaser) and Theo Moebus (for Pricelist Info and YC white picture)"

ESK - Yamaha YC-45D Ribbon

video by Metunar

"The combo organ Yamaha YC-45D has a ribbon controller (called Portamento) which is great. Really fun to play.
So i made a little demo of it.

It has the preset sound „Slide Trombone“, „Squawk“, „Birds“ which has a repeat effect and „Astro“ which is with ringmodulation. Additionally there is a filter effect „Auto Mute“.
The pitch on the ribbon corresponds to the same note on the keyboard below. That's helpful to play it in tune with the keyboard.

After playing the different sounds solo i add a delay effect from the 1010music blue box mixer."

Synth Jam 80: Korg DSN-12 para Nintendo 3DS

video by Marcus Padrini

"O Korg DSN-12 para Nintendo 3DS é a evolução do Korg DS-10, lançado originalmente para a linha DS.

Várias tracks com synths baseados nos sintetizadores clássicos da linha MS, como o Korg MS-10 e MS-20, estão disponíveis para você criar suas músicas diretamente no console portátil da Nintendo.

Destaque para o osciloscópio em 3D, aproveitando a tela 3D do 3DS e do icônico som do filtro da linha MS. Se vc tiver um 3DS por aí, não deixe de experimentar. O DSN-12 está na eshop e é diversão garantida!"


"The Korg DSN-12 for Nintendo 3DS is the evolution of the Korg DS-10, originally launched for the DS line.

Several tracks with synths based on the classic MS line synthesizers, such as the Korg MS-10 and MS-20, are available for you to create your music directly on Nintendo's portable console.

Highlight for the 3D oscilloscope, taking advantage of the 3DS 3D screen and the iconic MS line filter sound. If you have a 3DS out there, be sure to try it out. The DSN-12 is in the eshop and it's guaranteed fun!"

Hologram Microcosm + Omnichord

video by Hologram Electronics

"Here's a short track we made using an Omnichord, sampled drums, and a synthesizer with the Microcosm."

#Sequential​ Prophet-10 Rev 4 Legendary Analog #Synthesizer​ | Sound Demo

video by SOULKEYS

"The Return of a Legend. The new Prophet-10 — history never looked or sounded better." Have Fun and thank You for watching.

Organizm - Novation Circuit Tracks Pack by LDM Designs

"Organizm follows on from the successful Cosmogonik and Dreddsteppa packs, LDM Design goes for another deep dive, this time bringing natural sounds, atmospheric textures and organic beats. It provides a great selection of resources which can add an organic, natural element to any production, and sound great with ambient, chillout, IDM, techno, tropical & psychedelic styles.

The exhaustive collection of 64 finely crafted patches includes metallic and glassy mallets, clear and ethnic flutes, organ-sounding keys, dynamic sentient leads, bulbous basses and atmospheric elemental textures. Many of the sounds have a wide range of variation, utilizing the macros to go from clean to noisy, organic to electronic, from short stabs to long trailing pads.

The high quality samples are built around a carefully recorded selection of hits from a traditional Jordanian frame drum. The selection includes a complete set of raw hits, using a variety of objects, such as palms, sticks, mallets and more. A number of the samples have also been layered and processed, to cut through the mix of any electronic production. Also included are synthesized and FM drum samples which also have a natural feel, and some atmospheric FX.

Within the pack are also 16 sessions / projects to demonstrate a variety of styles and versatile sounds.

The pack uses a consistent set of macro assignments for intuitive play, which mostly follow the suggested macros for the Circuit Tracks."

Apocalypse, Shallow Water, Mood, Astral Destiny & Zoia Pedalboard

video by Perfect Circuit

"Enter the giveaway here:

We teamed up with some of our favorite pedal companies to put together this pedalboard and we are going to give it away on our instagram, head over there to enter to win it!

The pedalboard and power supply are a Voodoo Lab Dingbat Small EX and Pedal Power 3. The Death By Audio Apocalypse provides plenty of distortion, then the Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water adds modulation and warbling tape effects. Then the Chase Bliss Mood provides delay and looping, the Earthquaker Devices Astral Destiny is a reverb with pitch shifting decays. Then the Empress Effects Zoia can add stereo effects to the end of your chain, you can use it as a drum machine to play along with, or you can run midi in and play it as a synth.

In this video we ran a guitar into the pedalboard and dialed in a few sounds, but you could definitely use this board with a keyboard or modular synth. Since we didn't run the board into an amp we used a Strymon Iridium as an amp simulator at the end of our chain in this video."

New Make Noise Strega T-Shirt

via @makenoisemusic

"Our new Strega t-shirt is now available!!

A super-soft black shirt with a white and pink graphic inspired by #Strega's Activation circuit, this shirt will conjure the look of Strega wherever you go!

Order yours today:"

"UK CUSTOMERS, due to changes in VAT regulations we are currently NOT shipping to the UK. Please contact one of these dealers to purchase Make Noise shirts:



Eurorack Triphop Patch - March, 2021

video by Electronisounds Audio

Very chilled patch utilizing the Eventide Blackhole Reverb Pedal and Micro Pitch Delay Pedal to get loads of extra ambiance on these sounds.

Thanks for watching!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"


Aries - Pills Vol.1

video by ABF Recording

New release from supporting member, Aries, available on SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC, AMAZON, AMAZON IT, and Deezer.

Synth Trek • Lightbath

"Synths: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Lightbath. Its eternal mission: to explore strange new sounds; to seek out new noise and new joy; to boldly go where no synth has gone before!"


1. Synth Trek, Ep 1 • Treats First, Then Pets | Beginner FM Modular Synthesizer Tutorial
Synths: the final frontier. Captain Lightbath investigates the planet FM where the inhabitants are rumoured to have a complex spoken language 🖖

Episode 1
Treats First, Then Pets

00:00​ - Opening Theme
00:39​ - First Encounter
01:10​ - Tutorial
04:56​ - Moar Treats
05:48​ - End Credits
2. Synth Trek, Ep 2 • Barton's Recipe | Beginner FM Modular Synthesizer Tutorial
Synths: the final frontier. Captain Lightbath seeks the help of Chief Engineer, Lt. Cmdr Barton and his Buchla synthesizer to cook up tastier FM treats to impress the furry lifeform known as Børk 🖖

Episode 2
Barton's Recipe
Guest Starring @Todd Barton →

00:00​ - Opening Theme
00:39​ - Barton's Buchla
01:16​ - Buchla Tutorial
03:11​ - Eurorack Tutorial
05:23​ - Tastier Treats
06:20​ - End Credits
Club Lightbath 🌟 private Discord community, patch notes, and lessons through my Creative Mentorship program →

Soundtrack for the huge planet in our solar system - A Supercritical Neutron Flux Piece

video by Supercritical Synthesizers

"Liquid is my and Timo’s favorite character to benchmark the Neutron Flux with. I happen to have a Feedback 106 chorus in the rack so of course I had to patch it in. This time it’s before the filter to alter the raw Demon Core Oscillator sound rather than effect the filtered sound.

I also patched in a S&H to randomize a voltage in the stereo CV with each gate signal. The change is subtle but the stereo offset makes the envelope to act asymmetric, changing from chord to chord. It animates the stereo image subtly but effectively in the mix."

Erica Synths DB-01: Advanced randomization

video by Richard DeHove

"The DB-01 has some excellent randomization features. Go into play mode, press and hold a step and select either a percentage chance for that step to play; or select a ratio of plays to pattern cycles. With a little planning you can get some very long and complex patterns. Added to that is the pattern randomization page with all sorts of options that can be great starters:

0:00​ Intro and Play Mode
1:00​ Percentages in Play Mode
1:52​ Step cycles in Play Mode
3:11​ Randomize Pattern Mode
3:30​ Deleting modulations
4:20​ Accents
4:37​ Slides
4:44​ Filter modulation
5:12​ Pitch envelope
7:17​ Gate distribution
8:28​ Cycles and percentages
9:37​ Gate length
9:58​ Scales and note ranges
11:32​ Creating a user scale
13:50​ One-note scale
14:36​ Fixing the start point
17:08​ Saving settings per bank
18:42​ Scale bug on save settings

My site:​
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

Erica Synths DB-01 demos by Richard DeHove

Haferflocken Lullaby // Little deFormer 3 + Klangbau Benjolin #TTNM​


"Using my Klangbau Köln/Rob Hordijk Eurorack Modular Synth Benjolin to trigger and modulate Gotharman's Little deFormer 3. MORE INFO BELOW :)


The Benjolin's slow second VCO is the master clock, triggering the Little deFormer 3. The Benjolin's audio (mostly filter pings from the two slow VCOs) is also sent through the LD3, as well as the microphone's Haferflocken Shaker signal. In the LD3 both signals are mixed with three internal sine wave VCOs playing semi-random melodies in D Minor, which change their "pulse widths" during the performance, creating sounds similar to a music box. The Klangbau Joystick CV Processor modulates analog filters and granular effects inside the Little deFormer, as does the Benjolin's Rungler. The clock is affected by the Rungler too, giving the piece non-static rhythms.

deFormer 3 Videos and Tutorials by THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES



video by Woody Piano Shack

"Haven't forgotten my synths! Five incredible preset sounds from the KORG KROSS 2 synth workstation."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Wavparty - Vanilla DRM1 sample pack

video by wavparty

"Get it now:

We’re trying something a little different with this pack: CLEAN SOUNDS! This pack contains nothing but pure, crisp sounds recorded directly from a Vermona DRM1 MKIII. That’s not to say things don’t get weird–the DRM1 has plenty of range all on its own."

LIVE! @ EMEAPP- NEW! *full suite* RACHEL FLOWERS tribute recital of TARKUS on Keith Emerson's gear!

video by EMEAPP

Follow-up to this post

"You asked for it, you got it! So many folks loved Rachel's performance of AQUATARKUS and asked us for the full version with all the movements. So, here ya go.

Whether you're here for Rachel's amazing performance, the synthesizers, organs or Keith's Emerson's gear, you can find us at where we invite you to join us as a member."

Full interview: UNO Synth Pro and the SSI integrated circuits: interview with the creators

video by ikmultimedia

"UNO Synth Pro’s first-class analog sound is achieved by combining a superior design architecture with discrete core oscillators and two filters, one of which is based on a new chip from Sound Semiconductor, Inc. SSI was founded by Dave Rossum and Dan Parks, two members of the team that created the famous SSM integrated circuits back in the ‘70s and early-‘80, which revolutionized the development of that era's analog synths. IK’s Erik Norlander speaks with the two about their legacy and uncovers the significance of the new SSI chip inside UNO Synth Pro."

Six Waldorf Pulse cascaded to build a Poly-Synth

video by Stereoping

"Three demos for using six #Waldorf​ #Pulse​ in a cascade. The Pulse allows polychaining up to 12 units in total. I only can demo six Pulses here :-(
Selecting programs or making edits on the 1st Pulse in the cascase immediately updates all connected units. This works perfect as well in conjunction with the #SynthProgrammer​.
Demo 1 is sonically bothersome, you might want to lower the volume as it demonstrates monophonic unison spread. Starting with all units in tune, they are individually detuned by Mastertune. Then pitch is modulated by LFO - in fact it's 6 individually running LFOs! Then DCO2's pulsewidth is modulated by second LFO (6 more LFOs). Finally both DCOs are detuned against each other and DCO 3 adds even more bottom. It ends in an interesting 6 voice/6 LFO sawtooth siren.
Demo 2 ( 2:02​ ) is nicer, it sets the cascade in polymode resulting in a 6 voice polyphonic synth. Between 3:10​ and 3:20​ you might want to close your eyes because i had to turn my head multiple times to left and right - with attached cam.

Demo 3 ( 4:38​ ) finally plays a relaxing arpeggio while the Pulses are altered individually in panning, cutoff and level making the arpggio more lifely.
Additonal gear used: #Cthulhu​ VST plugin for arpeggiation, TR-0815 DIY-Drumbox synched over midi clock and #Vermona​ DRM Drumbox triggered over midi. The Pulses are mixed with a #Roland​ #M​-12E."

A Very Quick Test Of The New Cherry 8 Voice (No Speaking, One Patch!)

video by Jyoti Mishra

"The patch is from scratch, I'm just doing my normal homage to Vangelis, always a good way to check out how massive a synth can go.
Internal delay and reverb only, this is *purely* the plugin you're hearing! :-)

DISCLAIMER - I bought this for £20 ($29), it's not a freebie!"

MC-4 Electro Jam

video by ALM TV

"The Roland MC-4 was an early microprocessor based sequencer released by Roland in 1981.

In this patch Pam is synced via Din Sync to the Roland MC-4 clock. Pam is then used to sequence a drum pattern using mainly the Squid Salmple (and Akemies Taiko).

The MC-4 CV outputs are used to provide melody and some modulation to 3 MCO's."

The Minimoog: Archetype of a Synthesizer

video by moogfoundation

"Tickets for our 2021 Minimoog raffle are over halfway sold out!

Check out our gorgeous Model D in custom African Makore wooden cabinet and buy your tickets to enter the raffle:

The raffle is open internationally from March 1, 2021 until 11:59pm ET on March 29, 2021, or until all 4,500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first.

Funds raised from the raffle will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound. The raffle will also help support the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility located in Asheville, NC, which brings Bob Moog’s legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The Moogseum was closed for five months in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The vintage Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 8903, was built at Moog Music's Buffalo, NY-era factory during the late 1970s, has an estimated value of $6,500, and will only go up in value given the highly coveted nature of the synthesizer. This Minimoog has been carefully restored and future-proofed by the renowned synthesizer technician Wes Taggart of Analogics, and is in excellent technical condition. Taggart, also a lauded woodworker, fabricated the custom cabinet from rare African Makore wood, which is known for its beauty, strength, and durability.

To donate to the Bob Moog Foundation, visit"

Korg - Volca Bass

via this auction

Radikal Technologies - Accelerator w/Voice Cards & Original Box SN 15011

via this auction

"100% working order / 2 expansion voice cards are installed / comes with box & original manual / slight wear but in great shape / smoke free studio"

Korg ARP 2600 FS + Antonus Step Brother

via this auction

Roland MC-202 Micro Composer with Synchole MIDI / DIN Converter

via this auction

"Excellent cosmetic and and functioning condition. Not a thing wrong with it. The LCD looks foggy in the first picture but that's just an effect of the photo resolution. You can see in the 3rd picture that the LCD is sharp. It comes with the Synchole DIN Sync converter () and a new, modern power supply."

Troubleshooting & Repairing Electronic Music Synthesizers Book by Delton T. Horn

via this auction

1992 Synthesizer Troubleshooting & Repair White hardcover edition, different than the soft cover pictured here.

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha CS10 w/ Manuals & Case

via this auction

"This is a wonderful example of a classic CS10 and in my opinion I would call it mint or very close to it, it fact the flight case is in superb condition also. If it’s not mint ( I’m struggling to find anything in the form of a scuff or Mark let alone a dent) then it’s definitely a worthy addition to any synth collection. I had this notion once of collecting all of the vintage Yamaha synths in the CS range but Haha who am I kidding?? A CS 80 really? or even a CS 60 or the rare as hens teeth CS70m!! ...not going to happen."

EML Electronic Music Lab

via this auction

"I.W. Turner Inc. Electronic Music Lab Modules. Includes Mixer, Electronic Switch, Triangle Wave Generator, Square Wave Generator, and White Noise Generator. All models except the Mixer require a 9V battery (not included). All items work, except for triangle wave generator (9V battery plug is missing). Someone cut the 9V battery plug from the triangle wave generator and I don't know where the black wire goes. The back cover is also missing from the Triangle Wave Generator. The sound seems weak on all the units but the mixer and the controls are scratchy, so I am selling it all AS IS. The circuit boards look hand lettered, but they may be printed I can't tell. From what I've seen online, these were made in the 70's."

Reminiscent of the ARP Educational modules. You can find a few more EML modules in prevoius posts here.

Roland TR-808 SN 020096

via this auction

Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synthesizer SN 020906

via this auction

"This is the 16 voice analog monster you've read about. Many say this is the best and most powerful Analog synth of all time, even more powerful than the Moog One as Matt Johnson Jamiroquai states in one of his YouTube videos which you can look up and see for yourself."

Matt Johnson Andromeda videos

Also see his Moog One video just posted.

Moog One, the greatest modern poly synth?

video by Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"I hope you enjoy this little runaround on the Moog 1, I'm constantly learning new things about it!"

Kawai K5M Additive Digital Synthesizer Rack Module w/ Manual

via this auction

Ритм-2 Rytm-2 analog synthesizer

video by sergioavia

"Еще один Ритм-2 отремонтирован, замидирован, готов к труду и обороне)"

"Another Rhythm-2 is repaired, amidified, ready for work and defense)"

Starter Kits | Episode 06 | First Harvest

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"You could do a show with just Arbhar and a few found sounds like pots, bowls and pans. If you're into granular synthesis and your PC/Mac is grinding to a halt, you may consider to take a modular path. Best known granular modules are obviously the Clouds family and clones, but - in my humble opinion - the Instruo Arbhar is in another league. It's a great starter module for exploring modular synthesis. You may get great results with no effort (except reading the manual and learning how to operate the many things it can do). I've been 'harvesting' all kinds of stuff in a dedicated series (I'll add this one to the playlist), but this episode keeps things simple."

Starter Kits by Cinematic Laboratory

After Later Benjolin V2 on the left.

J3PO Meets Cherry Audio Eight Voice

video by Cherry Audio

See the Cherry Audio label below for more.

Dreadbox Nyx v2 & Eventide H9 (Ultratap)

video by 3rdStoreyChemist


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

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