MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Sequential Prophet 6 - Dream Suite

video by Synthetic World 859

Synthetic World 859 was recently featured in a Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview (previously posted here)

"I wrote this Debussy-inspired piece specifically for the Prophet 6 after the vintage mode update came out. Headphones recommended! In the first section I use the stereo field to create a sonic drone orb. The second section is improvisational, leaning on a minor 6/9 chord into a major 7(#11). The third is variations on a lovey motif.

I really don't know anything about classical music, but this is where my ear lead me this time. Hope you enjoy it.

00:00​ Sonic Orb
02:54​ Improvisation
06:42​ Love"

Prophet 6 Tutorials by Synthetic World 859

Synthetic World 859 was recently featured in a Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview (previously posted here)

Playlist: (yes playlists are back :)
Prophet 6 Tutorial: Pads Pt 3 (Poly Mod) - May 11, 2020
Prophet 6 Tutorial: Pads Pt 2 (Oscillators) - May 1, 2020
Prophet 6 Tutorial: Pads Pt 1 - Apr 20, 2020
Farfisa Style Organ with the Prophet 6 - Feb 20, 2020
How to Recreate the Intro Patch from "Slumlord Rising" by Neon Indian - Nov 17, 2018
Full Keyboard Tracking: You're Doing It Wrong! and Why Filter Stepping Is Actually Useful - Sep 11, 2018
How to Recreate the "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Lead Brass Synth - Sep 4, 2018
Unstable Synthesis with the Prophet 6 - Aug 23, 2018
Attaining Synth String Nirvana with the Prophet 6 - Jun 22, 2018
Modulation Tricks with the Prophet 6 - Jun 14, 2018
Modern Bass with the Prophet 6 - Jun 11, 2018
How to Create the Frankenstein Patch on a Prophet 6 - Oct 2, 2017
Prophet 6 Tutorial: Pads Pt 4 (Distortion & Sync) - Jul 9, 2020
Adding Character Into Your Synth Sound: Subharmonicon Has It, Prophet 6 & MicroFreak Can Too - Sep 16, 2020
Prophet 6 Bass Tutorial - Jan 19, 2021

From The Studio - Dave Smith OB6 by Sequential

video by clubbingtvofficial

Another one I missed. This one is from Oct 22, 2020. You can find a couple more from Starsky Carr featuring the OB-6 here, and additional posts featuring Starsky Carr here.

"In this episode, Starsky Carr walkthrough, test, review, and give a demo of the 6-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Dave Smith OB6 by Sequential."

Explorations EP5 - Farewell DSI/Sequential Prophet 12 Module

video by tjontheroad

Note this video is from Mar 16, 2021. Missed it when it went up. Some cool sounds from the Prophet 12.

"Here's episode 5 on my "Explorations" series of videos.Farewell to the DSI/Sequential Prophet 12 Module. Now discontinued but not likely soon forgotten. Included is a quick look at getting around the Prophet 12 and sound samples."


video by AMAZONA Music Mag

00:03​ multitrack demo (with VPROM 2.0 drums)
00:29​ chord memory demo with aftertouch
01:19​ polyphonic aftertouch demo
02:41​ pad with polyphonic glide and polymod via aftertouch
03:36​ funky poly synth, live switching to chord memory
04:27​ dual mode epic pad (4 voice polyphony)
05:14​ digital envelopes - timing demo
07:10​ envelopes in unisono mode
08:17​ comparing hardware to software emulations (with VPROM 2.0 drums)
08:46​ comparing Prophet-T8 to Akai AX80

J3PO - Softube Model 84 - "Delorean Fantasy"

video by J3PO

Softube Model 84 Announcement post here.

"@SoftubeStudios​ has just released their new synth, "Model 84" and I'm really excited about it! In essence, it is a highly detailed recreation of the Juno-106. They had me design some of the factory presets for the synth and in this video, I constructed a song using only the Model 84 synthesizer (except for the drum samples). This synth is super fun and easy to use, and just sounds great right out of the box. I hope you enjoy my Synthwave-y tune "Delorean Fantasy" in this video.

20 J3PO presets (some used in this video) come factory with Model 84. You can purchase an additional 40 J3PO presets for the Model 84 Synthesizer from my website ($10):"

YAMAHA TENORI-ON TNR-O w/ Stand, Orange Case, Original Box & Materials

via this auction

AC Adapter(Japan Type)
Original Limited Stand

Note the box has a print of the front of the TENORI-ON on the front and the back on the back. The little details... Kind of interesting.

Siel DK 600

via this auction

1977 Lyricon 1 Analog Wind Synthesizer SN 781233 w/ Custom Knobs & Docs

via this auction

"Incredible, immaculate, fully restored example of this very rare and beautiful instrument.

Completely rebuilt by Lyricon guru David O'Brien in 2020.

It is different from all others in that all the knobs have been replaced with ones that are readable in low light and can be manipulated quickly with one hand while working the horn with the other. They are knobs that are designed for use in aircraft and serve well here.

All of the original literature, instructions, and rare blueprints/schematics are included. These are necessary to understand the horn and to learn to use it well.

Very hard to find a better example of this instrument."

Kodamo EssenceFM MKII

via this auction

You can find demos of the EssenceFM in previous posts here.

TouellSkouarn - Strakal Orsel Special (5654) & Kala Goanv Demos by NOISEBUG

video by NOISEBUG

Left channel audio only for these.

"Here we have the BLCK_Noir going into the Strakal Orsel for some drum destruction.

Both modules are available on our website"

video by NOISEBUG


Analogue Systems - Radiohead Idioteque

video by NOISEBUG

"We we created the famous Radiohead track from scratch using the AS System here in our shop."

Corsynth DR-03 Hi-Hats Module Demo by NOISEBUG

video by NOISEBUG

"Here we’re using the Corsynth DR-03, Synthetic Sound Labs and the MOON Modular 530 Stereo Delay."

Anyware Instruments Minisizer Demo by NOISEBUG

video by NOISEBUG

Lorre-Mill Double Knot v2 and Keyed Mosstone Demo by NOISEBUG

video by NOISEBUG

"The Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone and the Double Knot v2. We are a proud dealer for Lorre-Mill her in CA."

Serge by Random*Source | + Metasonix Demos by NOISEBUG

video by NOISEBUG

"Noisebug is proud to be the US dealer for Random*Source. We are huge Serge fans here at Noisebug and greatly appreciative to be able working with Random*Source by making their products more available to all US customers"

Random*Source + Metasonix

video by NOISEBUG

"This system was a mixture of Random*Source and Metasonix Serge formatted modules to show the interaction between the two companies modules. All these products are available on our website at"

Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Synthesizer - Part 8 - Patch Backup/Restore over MIDI using MIDI-OX

video by Runningonair

"In this video I show a simple way to backup and restore all of your CZ1 patch data over MIDI as a single file using MIDI-OX."

Runningonair Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Synthesizer posts

Turning Reverbs into HARSH Instruments with Feedback

video by Perfect Circuit

"Manipulating feedback loops is one of the most interesting ways to explore sound, and reverb is one of the most evocative effects for placing sounds in space. Thus, curious minds are certainly wondering: what happens when you use reverb effects with feedback techniques?

In this video, Jacob gives a rundown of some of his favorite ways to use reverb pedals in feedback loops, and allowing the effect to become an instrument in itself. Touching on topics like no-input mixing, adding Eurorack modules to the mix, and strange convolution, this video aims to serve as a springboard for trying out reverbs of all kinds in ways you might not expect.

Specifically, we highlight these tricks with the Red Panda Context, the Strymon Night Sky, the Gamechanger Audio Light Pedal, and the Poly Effects Beebo, but we encourage you to try these patches with any and all reverbs you might have hanging around the studio. After all, this video is all about experimentation, and these ideas are meant to be explored, expanded upon, and inviting you to embark on new sonic journeys.

Jacob's Signal Article:

Gear List:


00:00​ - Intro
00:58​ - Jam w/ Red Panda Context
02:12​ - No Input Mixing Explanation
03:00​ - Spring Reverbs in a Feedback Patch
03:53​ - Jam w/ The Light Pedal and Eurorack System
04:58​ - Controlling Your Feedback Patch
06:07​ - Jam w/ Strymon Nightsky Pedal
06:55​ - Using a MIDI Keyboard in a Feedback Patch
07:19​ - Jam w/ Keystep and Strymon Nightsky
08:49​ - Using Convolution Reverbs
09:43​ - Jam w/ Poly Beebo and Red Panda Context
10:23​ - Outro"

Modular / Eurorack Music - Embark On The Future

video by Jeanie

"Performance setup : Make Noise system + Make Noise 0-COAST + Moog DFAM + Moog Mother-32 (two) + Korg SQ-1 (two) + Strymon blueSky + Strymon Volante + Buchla Music Easel + Wing Pinger + Ditto Mic Looper​"

Arturia Pigments 3. Some new factory presets. (No Talking)

video by Anton Anru

See the announcement post here. Additional demos have been added.

"Arturia has released version 3 for their lovely VST synth Pigments. The update gives us the third layer with Utility Engine, new Engine Type - Harmonic, new filter, effects, waveforms, noise samples, flexible routing settings.

The Harmonic engine has blown my mind, I've never seen anything like this.
And new presets, they are fantastic! I made a short walkthrough.

Presets for synths and effects:"

23-The Arturia PolyBrute-Ribbon Controller

video by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the ribbon controller found on the Arturia PolyBrute.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Arturia PolyBrute in order to provide the various parts necessary. The drums were assembled out of loops from Apple’s GarageBand."

Secrets Vol 1 - Patches 49 to 72 - Arturia Polybrute

video by GEOSynths

GEOSynths synth demos

"Out April 26th 2021

3rd Video of 4 highlighting Patches 49 to 72 of Secrets Vol 1 for the Arturia Polybrute. With a mixture of Pads, Strings, Leads, Bass and Sequences, Secrets Vol 1 highlights some of the best Features of the new Arturia Polybrute.

00:00​ - 49. Carpenter Calls GEO
01:35​ - 50. Undercurrent GEO
03:09​ - 51. LA2049 GEO
04:05​ - 52. Running Man GEO
05:02​ - 53. Vinyl Keys GEO
05:54​ - 54. Phantasm GEO
07:58​ - 55. Rezonate GEO
09:04​ - 56. Blox 2 Brass GEO
10:16​ - 57. What Lies Below GEO
11:23​ - 58. Looking Glass GEO
12:24​ - 59. OBsession GEO
14:09​ - 60. Juicy Split GEO
14:58​ - 61. LA Bounced GEO
16:25​ - 62. Heaven On Earth GEO
18:14​ - 63. C-Saw GEO
19:20​ - 64. Black Satin GEO
21:38​ - 65. Cello Lines GEO
23:20​ - 66. Down The Sync GEO
24:50​ - 67. Secrets GEO
26:25​ - 68. Bass Hold GEO
27:22​ - 69. 80’s Strat GEO
29:04​ - 70. Dance Pluck GEO
29:54​ - 71. Riverside GEO
32:19​ - 72. Simple 60 GEO"

Driving on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

video by Anthony Distefano

"Driving on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge with my cover of the Mulholland Drive soundtrack for extra mood.

I used NI Absynth for the music."


video by tonylight

"Arpoloop plays a relaxing loop after a ride in the chaos."

euroNES | NES Eurorack Module

video by Corvus Prudens

"This was my final project for the Berklee College of Music's Electronic Production and Design major. The module still needs a bit of work, but hopefully it'll be actually done in a month or two. It's been a crazy ride!

There's at least one major simplification in this video: I did not mention the DMC channel at all. It's a bit more challenging to implement, so I haven't gotten to it yet. However, for the final product, it will definitely be implemented, since you can do some really cool stuff with it.

Another note: probably a better high-performance MCU to bring up would be the STM32. Why wouldn't I use it? Well, because then I can't make my own CPU. That's no fun. Okay, for real though, while this project may not necessarily need an FPGA, I have other ideas that more or less do. It was definitely a great way to get comfortable with the process.

Here's the link to the documentation for my language, Corvassembly:

00:00​ -- Intro
01:10​ -- Design Process
02:33​ -- Technical Details
05:52​ -- Module Software
07:18​ -- Future plans
07:45​ -- Conclusion
08:20​ -- Music Demo"

Modal Electronics Introduces the SKULPTsynth SE

"New Modal SKULPTsynth SE announced

– 4-voice portable virtual-analogue synthesiser with MPE support for creative music production anywhere –

Bristol, UK • 20th May 2021 Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, is proud to release SKULPTsynth SE. Based on the heritage of the original SKUPTsynthesiser, it inherits a slim form factor, but comes with traditionally coloured, black and white touch keypads, easier to read front panel descriptors and improved built quality.

Equipped with 127 high energising patches, SKULPT SE provides a wide range of highly sought-after sounds for modern music productions and live performances. With its light-weight design, a massive synth engine and MPE support plus patch and polychain compatibility with its predecessor, SKULPTsynth SE is a comprehensive synthesiser for musicians and producers to get creative anywhere they want.

Two WAVE groups per voice with four oscillators each allow to craft carefully flavourful sonic fundaments and sweep smoothly between multiple waveforms. Additional oscillator modulation unveils an unmatched potential for sound customisation. SKULPT SE’s state-variable 2-pole filters morph from low pass through to bandpass and through to high pass. With its resonance feature, it picks out rich harmonics at high resonance levels. Three envelopes give excessive control of the dynamics and expression. Two LFOs, one global and one polyphonic, can be synced to internal or external tempo. The integrated delay and distortion effects give more options to polish the sound.

SKULPT SE supports MPE and offers musicians creative new musical ways to perform with synthesiser sounds, and therefore, SKULPT SE the most affordable MPE hardware synthesiser available today. The integrated real-time sequencer and arpeggiator are acclaimed performance features and invite to immersive jam sessions. Up to 4 SKULPT or SKULPT SE can be poly-chained to form a massive 16-voice virtual-analogue sound engine.

With 127 brand-new patches, SKULPT SE offers a vast library of contemporary sounds that uplift every track. Fully backward compatible, SKULPT SE users can load any patch from the original SKULPT available from Modal’s website and 3rd party sound designers. Using the free MODALapp, available from our website, sound editing and sound management is easy and straightforward. MODALapp runs on all major computer and mobile platforms and offers integration in AU and VST3 DAW environments, respectively.

SKULPTsynth SE will be available by mid May 2021 through a wide network of authorised Modal retailers around the world. Suggested retail prices are £169.99 (UK, incl. VAT), 199.99 € (incl. 20% VAT) and $199.99 (US excl. VAT)."

Introducing Model 84 Polyphonic Synthesizer by Softube

video by SoftubeStudios

"The resurrection of a polyphonic icon. Softube Model 84 Polyphonic Synthesizer is a circuit-modeled emulation of a 1984 six-voice synth featuring the influential sound of the 1980s original. Use it as an instrument, in our official Eurorack platform, Modular, or our pro audio guitar & bass platform, Amp Room. The retro-future is here. ✮"

Priced at $99

Arturia Introduces Pigments 3 - Polychrome Software Synthesizer

video by Arturia

Update: Tuturial videos added below.

Innerclock Sync-Gen II Pro

via this auction

"Great for syncing DINsync and Midi with your DAW of choice. Please see website for further info."

Moog VX-351 Control Voltage Expander SN 0393

via this auction

MFB Synth Pro - 8-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 596895 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Moog Micromoog Synthesizer Model 2090

via this auction

Roland SH-09 Analog Synthesizer SN 096888

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly SN 379091

via this auction

Red Roland Boutique SH-01A SN Z210686

via this auction

Introducing the DominiqueXavier signature sound bank for Nord Wave 2!

video by nordkeyboards

"Introducing the DominiqueXavier signature sound bank for Nord Wave 2 - 25 inspiring patches created by the LA-based keyboard ace Dominique "DominiqueXavier" Taplin (Toto, Prince, Ghost Note)!

We are excited to offer this exclusive new patch collection from the phenomenal "DominiqueXavier" incorporating influences of Funk, Trap and RnB music. All sounds are available for free download at! #dominiquexavier​ #nordwave2​ #soundbank​ #iseenord​

Download and read more here:​"

Korg | Monologue * No Talking * Stock Preset Sequences 1-80

video by Here On Earth Studio

"This is a demo of all the stock patches & sequences of the amazing Korg Monologue | Monophonic Analog Synthesizer / Sequencer


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

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