MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

Memorymoog Sound Design: Part 2

video by wedream2

Part 1 here

"In this second video I talk a little more about sound design, demonstrate mostly new sounds (not shown in first video) as well as a few improved sounds from the previous video, and discuss use of the latched arpeggiator in combination with the cyclic keyboard mode, generating interesting sequences involving multiple triggering of the same key within a repeated pattern."

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Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 SN 0372 w/ Midi & Mods

video by teretubby

via this auction

"Late 70’s Prophet 5 revision 2. Has been modded and we haven’t been able to track down how it was modded exactly. Has MIDI and I was able to control this with an external keyboard. All 5 voices work, has some presets, not sure if they’re original or not....filters work, lfo works, bender works. Has a knob on back (“b range”) that will make the pitch change when you turn it. Has a kill switch on the back that just cuts the sound out. Somewhere along the way this board got a rev 3 heat sink installed in the back. If you are into actually playing these you’ll know that a heat sink is an improvement. The keybed is not in tip top, optimal condition, but still works with the exception of one key. I was told it just needs cleaned and this key will work. This was serviced with a deep cleaning, re-built power supply, some components replaced and some pots disassembled and refurbished. Amazing sound, I only scratched the surface with the video demo. This actually stays in tune way better than you’d probably expect. It will drift from time to time, but after a few tuning cycles, it’s very stable."

ASM Hydrasynth 49-key Poly Synthesizer

via this auction

YAMAHA CS 80 - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Space music: Waldorf iridium, Virus C, Moog Slim Phatty. "Dune Field"

video by Brittle stR music

That Iridium screen is impressive.

"The lead bass and Martian wind are the Iridium, high melody is the Virus C, clave rhythm is the Moog. Sequencing, string pad (the Mono/Poly emulation) and drums are Korg Gadget on the iPad. Images are from NASA and the European Space Agency orbiters and rovers."

Handbag by The Cripples

New classic synth punk from Seattle band, The Cripples.

The release is available on BandCamp and Spotify.

released March 14, 2021

Erik - Bass
Ross - Synth, Vocals
Greg - Synth, Guitar, Vocals
Reba - Drums

Mastered by Nathan Moody at Obsidian Sound. Cover art by Tyler Bosch

PS: Bandcamp doesn't allow covers, so "Push It" is a placeholder. Contact us if you want a copy. It is on Spotify.

I asked The Cripples member Greg what synths were used and he replied with the following:

"Main synths used throughout were a Roland SH-101 or Microkorg through a fuzz factory. A Novation A Station through a Sherman Filterbank was used along side the Roland for tracks 3 and 4. There is also a Nord Micromod on track 2 (also through the Sherman), and a little bit of a Dave Smith Pro 2 on track 3.

The Roland and Microkorg were mostly recorded direct, the other synths were mic’d up through a sputtering 50 year old Ampeg V-2 with blown tubes.

The Sherman is probably the biggest part of how my synth sounds, more than the A Station, but the amp and mic make a huge difference in how it sounds too, as the Sherman has a super hot output, and combined with Ampeg’s tube distortion, gets this overdrivey/filter type of distortion, where it isn’t just clipping the signal into a square wave, it instead retains the characteristics of the A Station input signal, but it adds harmonics and also some random ‘chug’ to the signal, as the tones from both the Sherman and the Ampeg are super frequency and amplitude dependent, and the distortion characteristic wanders around as the input signal decays. The Ampeg also filters out some high frequency content of the A-Station signal. And the Coles mic sounds full and big, and not harsh or boxy like a guitar cabinet mic’d with 57 can sometimes sound, but at the same time having the synth going through a cabinet in a room keeps taking up too much frequency space in the mix, so drums and bass and Ross’s keyboard can all still be heard without doing too much wacky equalization during mixing. (Mixing keyboards with real drums and bass is hard.) The Ampeg is super unreliable at this point though, it is probably at least 50 years old at this point, and it randomly spouts orange flames. I need to take it in to get fixed, but it will probably cost me at least 350 to do so, so it mostly sits."

Big big big big brass Prophet 600 + Crumar Bit One combo

video by Valmont

"In between fluid dynamics exams and record label contracts, both aren't substantially inconsistent Give it more brazz đź’›​"

MMXX T-APE - the first long demo

video by Gecho Loopsynth

1:33​ random arpeggiator with octaves and light control
4:20​ faster arpeggiator that sounds like a beat
5:46​ arpeggiator controlling some glitchy sounds
6:28​ "up" and random arpeggiator again
10:00​ retuning into a new scale
10:48​ playing with the new scale
14:20​ nasty noises from bytebeat with tweaked parameters
14:58​ a complete automatically generated song
16:34​ tuning into radio hell

"This instrument does not really know scales, notes or octaves - it can only manipulate pieces of generated sound according to some simple mathematical rules and your input, using rotary encoders, eight touch sensitive keys and two light sensors.

Find out more at​"

Synthetic Ambience: DSI Poly Evolver x Octatrack

video by Mason Chrysler

"Recorded some Poly Evolver samples and loaded them onto the Octatrack along with a recording of some water droplets from outside. OT is programmed not all that much for some random ambience. Spring is finally here."

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with NATHAN HICKS

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Working out of a small cluttered studio, Silence_Castor is the alias of musician Nate Hicks. He uses it as a creative outlet and a musical experiment. He utilizes old-school recording techniques, analog synthesizers, and a generous amount of reverb and delay to create music ranging from space themed ambient electronica to funk inspired lofi hip hop. His influences and inspirations include Lorn, Rival Consoles, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails.

We chatted with Nathan on how he’s been using the Prophet Rev2 in his music.
You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Introducing Gleetchlab 2021 for Mac and Windows

video by Giorgio Sancristoforo

"Gleetchlab 2021 for Mac and Windows, the Digital Audio Glitch Station.
}Available at" [see the software link up top when you get there.

Gleetchlab is a modular performance DAW dedicated to glitch and experiemental music.
With many new effect modules and a surround sound panner, Gleetchlab is a new world of experimental sound that can easily integrate with your modular setup.

Every module can be connected with a practical matrix in the style of the old EMS synthesizers. You can process and re-process live and recorded sounds endlessly.

The only DAW imagined for a glitch live performance.
No timeline, the sound flows endlessly for instant realtime action.

Uglysound Presents: A Conversation with Andrew Fitch of Nonlinearcircuits

video by Uglysound

"we sat down with Andrew Fitch from Nonlinearcircuits to talk about his interests in synths, music, some time he spent in Japan, how his musical interests affects his creative process and other things. Uglysound is a huge fan of NLC and had a great time learning about Andrew and what makes him and NLC tick.

correction: Not Breathing is Dave Wright

check out Nonlinearcircuits at for Andrew's complete line of Eurorack modules."

Lumanoise V4 Experimental Frequency Divider Oscillator Inspired by the Trautonium

Lumanoise V4_Test video by tonylight

Lumanoise V4 Eurorack_Sound video by tonylight

"Lumanoise V4 is an experimental frequency divider oscillator, inspired by Trautonium synth.
It has 4 sub harmonic generators and a 12db low pass filter, the pitch is controlled by a vactrol, and it's not v\oct. Audio from the phone."

"New Lumanoise V3 and V4 14HP eurorack version.

Cv control over cut off and oscillator frequency with cv amount control.
Lumanoise V3 have 2 SAW oscillator and a noise generator for drone noise, experimental texture. Lumanosise V4 it's based around Oscar Sala Trautonium, 4 sub oscillator, VCA cv in, for experimental chord drone."

Novation Circuit Tracks Review: Why It's Brilliant

video by Gabe Miller Music

"A super in-depth review of the Novation Circuit Tracks, including a description of how it works for beginners, the pros and cons, and a hands-on demo of the updated features.

00:00​ Intro
00:56​ Overview for Circuit newcomers
03:34​ What’s new in the Circuit Tracks
17:39​ The biggest upgrade"

Testing new live rig with plinky itération 4

video by Meska

"Juste quick & raw preview of the new live rig i build, this time just close you'r eyes :
Elektron octatrack mixing and EQ
Gotharman ld3 all the drum (no sample) , sub and sidechain
Plinky chords go to thypoon and it sequence the sub via CV
and some euro module : razmasynth unknow pleasures, 4ms rcd and MI grids..

Thank you for watching.

My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly 'dark and expérimental' music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with. i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at"

Electro Magnetic Sonic Sequencer Thingy - Crystal Palace & HAINBACH's Radiophonic Plugin


"A Weird Electromagnetic sequencer that i tried to build!!! based on the Crystal Palace where @HAINBACH​ and @AudioThing​ made an inspired plugin!
25 minutes of unedited audio and footage from this machine of making that audio is available here to cut up or just listen to! it supports these ventures :)

Check @HAINBACH​ video here!":

My radiophonic plugin: AudioThing Things Motor feat. @LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER​
video by HAINBACH

"In which I tell the tale of the new VST/AU/AAX plugin I developed with @AudioThing​: Things Motor. Based on the Crystal Palace made by Dave Young for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Motor takes two signals and alternates them in musically beautiful ways. At the same time that we worked on it, @LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER​ built his amazing real-life version, which you can also see here.

GET MOTOR at intro offer for 9 $/EUR:​"


via this auction

This on was spotted and sent in via swissdoc.

It's essentially a preset version of the Keytek CTS-2000 with limited programmability. If you look at the front panel you will see buttons for Filter Control and Velocity to VCF. It uses CEM3389 signal processor 4 pole Filter, VC resonance, VCA, VC Pan chips also found in the Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS, Studio 440, and Waldorf Microwave 1 according to Wikipedia's page on CEM and SSM chips.

You can find a demo of one in this post, and numerous demos of the CTS-2000 in previous posts here.

Dinsync Re-303 2019 Black

via this auction

"'It's not a clone, it's a replica!'

A clone is a hardware that is made differently, with different parts and technology (SMD, OpAmp etc.) than older devices, but should sound similar. And sometimes does not sound so similar. The RE-303 ist something different, it is a replica. That means (with few exceptions) the original parts are used and also the mounting technology. In consequence there is no manual, because you can use the original manual. from the internet :)

Creating such a replica is done in handwork, because the electronic factories use more modern technology mostly. In result the device sounds like an original TB-303, I can notice the phasey trippy deepness in it, while clones are a bit shallow. But you don't have to maintain a decades old device and everything is still robust and durable.

This piece is as far as one can get to a real TB-303 because it also uses a replica of the CPU. Not all DinSync RE-303 replicas do this. (It is a sunflowr/recpu that is a replica of the CPU firmware with the same usage. More original than other choices, also in the quirks.).

The color is black and the LEDs are green, the housing is made of metal.

I used it in almost every track, but times are hard for musicians these days.

You can hear it in action in my latest tracks. Almost all have it somewhere, if there's a 303 inside, it's this unit."
Modular Synth Techno (DinSync Re-303, AJH Minimod OSC, Minitaur, Xaoc Zadar, Waldorf NW1)

video by Pumping Alien

"Modular Synth Techno. No life jam, DAW arrangement.

Acid Cops by Pumping Alien.​

Modular eurorack:
Moog Minitaur (Million Machine March Eurorack DIY kit),
DinSync Re-303, AJH Minimod OSC, Minitaur, Xaoc Zadar, Waldorf NW1

Din Sync Re-303, Roland TB-303 replica.
Waldorf nw1
tortured by Xaoc Zadar for the crazy noises
Dub chords by AJH Minimod Oscillators (Amp/Filter/Env by Minitaur)
Bass by Minitaur, (recorded, doubled, warped one copy 1 oct. down)""

Black Corporation Xerxes SN 1939

via this auction

Cheetah MS6 Multitimbral Synth

via this auction

Korg DW-8000 Programmable Digital Waveform Synthesizer w/ Blue KORG Branded Soft Case

via this auction

Qebo - Wireframe Chase (Polyend Tracker Scene)

video by Polyend

"Polyend Tracker Scene entry by Qebo aka Alex Retsis."

Zero | Producing a track with 0-Coast & Ableton Live

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"0-Coast is a powerful mono synth, but on it's own you won't be able to make a 'song'. However, if you have a DAW and you can dub some tracks it's possible to synthesize kicks, snares, percussion, bass, leads, etc. I've included some patch notes that may help you to invent your own sounds. The biggest challenge with 0-coast is that you have to create all sounds from scratch, but that's also part of the fun. After the recording is done, you can cut and move instruments, add effects and create a pretty unique sound. I used Strega on a final lead to show you that you can use 0-Coast to send midi information to Strega with the midi B outputs. The final result is a one minute 'sketch' you can find at the end of the video."

Arcaico Warhorse modular vcf delay distortion

video by Arcaico Instruments

"WARHORSE is the analogue multi-effect made in collaboration with the Italian underground techno label SCUDERIA.

Available in limited edition eurorack module or in pedal format.

Assembled in THT technology with passive welded “point-to-point” components, composed of VCA, VCF, distortion and delay all connected internally.

The input section features an integrated VCA with the addition of a distortion circuit.

The VCF section is inspired by Wasp multi-mode filter (LP-BP-HP-Notch): the two inputs allow to control the frequency with positive and negative voltages.

The DELAY section is a digital/analogue hybrid that reproduces the classic vintage BBD/Echo tape delay.
The delay time range goes from 0.05ms to 1.1sec.

The CV control of the delay time gives the possibility to create unpredictable repetitions, while the loop on/off button loops the last repetition. The feedback is characterized by a control knob that gives the possibility to darken or lighten the repetitions.

The WARHORSE pedal version is self powered and includes an extra bypass button plus additional in/out jack connections to interface it with external instruments or integrate it in your pedal setup."

New Analogue Solutions Leipzig V3 Synthesizer

video by Analogue Solutions

"The new Leipzig V3 synthesizer has arrived for 2021.

Taking its cues from the legendary and distinctive Leipzig line of synthesizers, the V3 is truly 'evolutionary' and now features the same convenient footprint as our acclaimed Impulse Command desktop synthesizer - while capturing the same raw, ballsy, complexly rich sound as its Leipzig predecessors.

Version 3 combines features from both the Leipzig-SK as well as the mountable Leipzig v2, including patch points for additional sound design and connection possibilities. For example, you can drive the synth via an external CV sequencer or patch it to other modules in your Eurorack case.

This demo features a variety of sound samples (patched and unpatched, sequenced and unsequenced) from the Leipzig V3. Watch this space for more videos and visit our website for more detailed information."

Analog Solutions Leipzig v3 Introduction
video by VCO USA

Pure analogue voice and modulation circuitry.

Fat analogue Moog style transistor ladder filter – 24db/Octave 4 pole.

Two analogue VCOs with individual Glide (portamento).

Sub-VCO for extra depth and power.

Osc Sync & Cross-Mod.

Option to overdrive the mixer and filter.

Plenty of modulation routing possibilities.

Versatile analogue CV step sequencer – with plenty of clocking options.

16 step note sequencer, with transpose feature.

Use the analogue sequencer as a modulation source.

Versatile CV patch bay.

Rugged steel/aluminium construction.

MIDI In for DAW/software sequencing.

Headphone output.

All the sound character of the renowned previous version Leipzig-S.

Priced at 849.00 GBP.

Check the dealers on the right for local pricing and availability.

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