MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday, May 03, 2021

Buchla 296e 261e beat

video by Todd Barton

"the experiments continue . . ."

WERSI CX2 WERSIMATIC Analog Groove Box 1985 | HD DEMO

video by AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2021 by AnalogAudio1

In the beginning of the video I added a little reverb from a Lexicon MPX500 on the drums, all other sounds came directly dry from the CX2.

Wersi WERSI MATIC CX2 is a programmable rhythm machine / accompaniment from Germany.

The CX2 has preset rhythms and is also programmable. The drums are digital 8-bit samples of real drums. The CX2 It's micro processor controlled, but it has analog sound generation for the accompaniment. A kind of "solina string ensemble" is also on board. Tape interface for storing own patterns onto tape - like on analog synths as Korg Polysix or Roland Juno-60. The Wersi CX2 is the successor of the CX1, which is essentially the same, except the drums. The earlier CX1 has fully analog drum sounds, whereas the CX2 uses digital samples.

The CX2 was also included in Wersi organs of the day. It's similar to the 'Böhm Digital Drums'."

Additonal WERSI CX2 posts

ASM HYDRASYNTH 50s Electronic Music

video by Cray

Marantz FM : Volca & cassette

video by Miguel d'Oliveira

"1AM improv on a Korg Volca
Most sounds recorded on a Marantz PMD221 then, from cassette tape to ableton (in one go, as this recorder has 3 heads)
Some sounds recorded straight to ableton from the Volca, to play with stereo image (they were also recorded in mono)"

Sequential Prophet X Demo (No Talking)

video by Pure Ambient Drone

"The Sequential Prophet X is a potent fusion of samples-plus-synthesis and is Sequential’s most ground-breaking evolution of the Prophet yet. At its heart, it’s a bi-timbral, 8-voice-stereo, 16-voice mono/stereo, 32-voice paraphonic synth with a newly developed sound engine that powers two simultaneous 16-bit, 48kHz sample-based instruments plus two high-resolution digital oscillators — all processed through analog filters. . With 150 GB of internal samples from acclaimed sound developers 8Dio, and all of the powerful synthesis tools you’ve come to expect from Sequential, the Prophet X has a musical voice uniquely its own."

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Sound Demo (No Talking)

video by Pure Ambient Drone

5 New Modules to experiment with in VCV Rack in May 2021

video by Omri Cohen

"Here are the patches from this video -​
Here is the ShapeMaster Pro video - [posted here]

00:00​ - Rhodonea
04:18​ - 5Splice
10:46​ - SFZ Player
13:26​ - Flag
18:39​ - Filling Station"

"If you just want to buy me a coffee :) -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas that I continue updating -

Oberheim DX stock drums vs custom drums

video by GoldbabySamples

"Started working on the CustomDMX Collection. Successor to the CustomDMX. The custom drums in this demonstration were created using my modular synth system and then burned to EPROMs using the Oberheim Prommer. Probably about a month to get this pack finished..."

Playing Centipede with a Moog Mother-32 Synthesizer

video by Josh Ellingson

"I recently picked up a used Mother-32 and I'm using it for video experiments. Here, I have it running into a MIDI converter so that I can use it to play Centipede (and make my own laser sounds, of course.)
For the curious, it's the VC Mix and Gate control voltage out to a Denton CV-to-MIDI converter. Bome MIDI Translator Pro is making it work with keyboard/mouse controls and VDMX is helping Centipede look nice on my black and white GE set."

Phasewaver VST VST3 Audio Unit. Polyphonic Phase Distortion Synth: Leads, Pads, Keys, Basses, Atmos

video by Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments

"​ - Phasewaver is a phase distortion synthesizer with a vast array of composite waveshaping and amplitude modulation to generate a complex frequency spectrum. Essentially, the harmonic content of a carrier waveform dynamically change by influence of another modulator waveform, which can be used to create synth pads, keys, leads, basses, atmospheric textures, ambient soundscapes and sound effects.

Features a collection of 40 presets suitable for many genres and styles of music and flexibility to custom design over a wide sonic spectrum. Available as plugin in VST and VST3 64 bit versions for Windows, as well as in Audio Unit for macOS.


• Two phase distortion oscillators. Offers 16 different single-cycle waveforms per channel.
- Two waveshapers. These combo boxes presents a double selectable wave shapes for each oscillator with 5 basic waveforms: sawtooth, square, pulse, double sine and sawtooth-pulse plus 3 resonant waveforms: resonance 1 (sawtooth), resonance 2 (triangle) and resonance 3 (trapezoid).
• 'Waveform Envelope Generator' and 'Amplitude Envelope Modulator' for both phase distortion oscillators to control the audio signal passing through them, with independent control over each stage: Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release parameters.
• Detune. The following parameters controls function as coarse and fine tuners by providing overall transposition and tuning of the oscillators (common for all oscillators and waveforms):
- Octave. Selector to specify octaves above or below the current octave.
- Note. Selector to switch between 0 to 11 semitones.
- Fine. A fine-tuning.
• Filter Section. A smooth state variable filter with the following parameters:
- Filter Cutoff. Adjusts the frequency range to contour the sound, add or regulate brightness.
- Filter Resonance. Slightly emphasize or suppress portions of the signal above or below the defined color/tone frequency.
- Filter Mode. Switches the filter between low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, or band-rejection filter types.
- Filter Strength. Makes subtle changes to the filter character.
• Low-Frequency Oscillator. These parameters apply LFO modulation. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo. Knobs includes: LFO Rate and LFO Depth.
• Reverb effect.
• Delay effect. Stores the input signal and plays it back after a certain amount of time, creating from a subtle echo to a pronounced blending of previous sounds with new sounds.
• Flanger effect. Creates a mixing of two identical signals together, one signal delayed by a small and gradually changing period, causing a ‘phase shift´ between the two signals.
• Drive PM. Provides a phase distortion extra modulation depth. Turn it clockwise to increase it or counterclockwise to decrease it.
• Monophonic Mode.
• Mono Glide.
• MIDI automation.
• Preset Manager: 'Browser' to load and save presets and banks.
• 40 presets:

Korg Poly 61 | 1980s Synthesizer

video by Pure Ambient Drone

"The KORG Poly-61 is an analogue programmable polyphonic synthesizer released by Korg in 1982, as a successor to the Polysix. It was notable for being Korg's first largely 'knobless' synthesizer - featuring a push-button interface for programming, dispensing with the Polysix's knobs and switches. Wikipedia

The 1980s synthesizers were a thing unto themselves and Korg really did a great job on the Poly 61 synth. Its got a lot of character going for it and nice fast envelopes too! This is the Korg Poly 61M that I am sound demoing here."

DIY reclaimed wood "eurorack" synthesizer case

video by Extralife

"In this video I built a super-simple all-wood eurorack synth case using only hand tools and reclaimed materials like pallet wood. I think it came out pretty well but the dimensions could've been improved - I will post updated plans shortly."

RARE Vintage Kimball Challenger P5

via this auction

You can find a video of one here.

Yamaha FS1R Formant/FM Synth Module SN OZ01016

via this auction

1978 MTI 16R Auto-Orchestra

via this auction

"MTI 16R Auto Orchestra drum machine w foot pedal and foot keyboard. This item has been thoroughly cleaned and tested. Full set of rhythms, settings, expansion card, killer bass & filter and accompaniment voices work great, intermittent clicks with tom sounds, however. Improved with contact cleaning but still occasional. The LED cursor flashes with tempo, but number wavers and does not reflect bpm (I believe this applies to both model MTIs). Foot Keyboard works perfectly. Foot pedal in poor condition, will start/stop rhythms and diminish chords only. All outputs work correctly. This unit has been racked in an enclosed cabinet, free from dust, etc. Solid life left in this rare drum machine!"

Roland Jupiter-6 61-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-4 Synthesizer SN 810910

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Very Good condition. Only some light scuffs to wood sides. Recently professionally serviced, including fully replacing all electrolytic capacitors with audio-grade Nichons, some repairs to the voice circuit on the mother PCB, general cleaning of board & jacks, and a full tuning/factory calibration. Works excellently, sounds incredible. Roland's first polyphonic analog synthesizer, featuring a very early digital memory system, allowing this vintage synth to save presets!"

Korg 770 analog vintage synth with MIDI SN 770566

via this auction

"Has been checked in 2020: new keyboard bushings, new power supply condensers, vco calibration. I also added the midi kit in 2020, it has a built in midi arpeggio but I never used it."

Low Frequency Expander's Arpeggiator

video by Steve Hunt

"For the Prophet 5 and 10 and other synths that don't have an Arpeggiator, the LFE now has one. It runs off either its own internal clock or from a midi clock. It has the usual Up, Down, Up-down, random and played-order modes. It also has a Down-up mode, 4 octave repeats and the gate length can go up to 200% of the note length so that adjacent notes overlap.

The synth you hear is an OB-6.

Now taking orders for LFE Batch 7 for delivery in June/July 2021.

Yorick Tech Ltd can be reached at"

SM Pro V-MACHINE running BlueARP and retro-review

video by graywolf2004ru

9:32 on reminded me of Depeche Mode's See You. Different sequence of course, just similar vibe.

"This is still a cool piece of hardware, despite of its limited power. I wish they make a more powerful version some day.
When I first used V-Machine 10 years ago - I tried to run BlueARP inside it and it worked after a few tweaks to the code. I didn't post it back then, so now I decided to revive that experiment.
To do this in 2021, I had to bring back Windows XP compatibility for 32-bit version of BlueARP (it was quite a challenge) but finally it works!
I don't think it has lots of practical usage in 2021, but still V-MACHINE is a cool artifact of its time and running BlueARP + Synth1 inside it makes it even cooler.

00:00​ Introduction
02:02​ VFX Control Software
06:00​ V-Machine turning on and overview
07:40​ V-Machine running BlueARP + Synth 1
08:47​ V-Machine running BlueARP + Phutura"

You can find additional demos of the V-MACHINE in previous posts here.

Roland Juno-106 | 64 new original retro patches - download

video by

"Roland Juno-106 - A true classic synthesizer. Deceivingly simple, but it can do so much and I'm always surprised by its core quality and diversity despite being so simple.
I've made 64 new preset patches, retro 80s inspired that will elevate your own productions.

Find the patches here:

In the demo video I use the excellent J106 librarian software. You can find that here:"
I'm not in any way affiliated with this company, and the software itself is free."

Sequential Artist Spotlight: Tim Gorman

video by Sequential

"Tim Gorman is a music producer, arranger, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist with thirty years of experience working in the music and film industry. His composition and production background, and mastery of piano, organ, synthesizer and the latest software sets him apart from his peers. A true musician's musician, Tim's natural musical talent and varied skill set have enabled him to rise to high levels in many different genres of music.

Tim has recorded and performed with a diverse list of legendary artists, including The Who, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Duane Eddy, John Hiatt, Celtic master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Hellecasters, Levon Helm, Johnny Cash, Emmy Lou Harris, Charlie Daniels, jazz saxophonist Steve Douglas, Paul Kennerly, Journey, The Smithereens, Hawaiian slack key guitar virtuoso Kapono Beamer, Greg Kihn, Paul Kantner and The KBC Band. The list continues to grow.

This video spotlight features Tim with the Prophet XL synthesizer.

Follow Tim Gorman:

For more info on the Prophet XL:"

Moog Subsequent 37 & Sequential Prophet Rev2/Pro3 - New EP Intro??

video by Lost Clouds

"I've been semi-working on a small EP for a couple of months (technically since June 2019 but then I forgot it existed until recently, so...) and this track will probably end up being the opener - it slowly builds up with hefty background pads from the Rev2/Pro3 and a lovely resonant lead from the Sub37, all recorded in one take.

The Rev2/Pro3 are running through Valhalla Shimmer and the Sub37 is going through the Ventris Dual Reverb, using the 'Offspring' algorithm.

EP will be out at some point in the near-ish future, I hope!!"

Review: OXI ONE Sequencer // Is it worth it? // Generative features explained

video by loopop

Other gear in the video:
► Moog Sirin
► 2ManySynths Case
► Intellijel Atlantis
► Modbap Per4mer
► Happy Nerding 3MIA and FX AID XL
► Endorphines Queen of Pentacles
► Befaco Lich
► Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio
► 1010Music Bluebox
► Synthesia is the visualizer

See the OXI Instruments label below for more.

Dreadbox Komorebi Analog Flanger Pedal deeper Review (Korg MS20m, SCHMIDT 8-Voice, Ace Tone FR-8L)

video by Knobs & Switches

"Deeper review about the Komorebi from Dreadbox together with an Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-8L, a Korg MS20m and a SCHMIDT 8-Voice Synthesizer

00:00​​ Intro
00:14​​ Title Track
00:36​​ Komorebi Epilogue and closer look
03:12​​ Ace Tone FR-8L and Komorebi
05:59​​ Korg MS20mini + FR-8L and Komorebi
13:37​​ Schmidt and 2 x Komorebi (Stereo)
21:07​​ Conclusion
23:50​​ Outro track

Used Equipment: Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple iPad Air2, Sony HDR-CX625, Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo, Steinberg Cubase 10.5 and Apple iMovie"

Moog semi-modular synthesizers meets Universal Audio UAFX (DFAM, Subharmonicon, Mother 32 live jam)

video by MidiWareVideo

🎛 Live performance di Enrico Cosimi con la famiglia Moog semi-modulare e i pedali Universal Audio UAFX, il tutto collegato con l'efficientissimo mixer Solid State Logic SiX. Enrico Cosimi è tra i massimi esperti internazionali di sintesi sonora.

🎛 Enrico Cosimi Live performance, featuring Moog semi-modular synthesizers and Universal Audio UAFX effect pedals. Everything is routed through a Solid State Logic SiX mixer. Enrico Cosimi is one of the main international synth experts.

Weinglas: Geburt (Metasonix D1000, Grendel Drone Commander)

video by Wein Glas

"Geburt ('Birth') is the first track from my new tape release 'Die gute alte Zeit' available from Zero Point Research.

Release Date: May 3rd, 2021!

All tracks of 'Die gute alte Zeit' ('Good old times') are based on the Metasonix D-1000 tube drum machine and the Grendel Drone Commander.

Here is the track 'Arbeit':" [posted here]

||| Arpoloop_Promenade |||

video by tonylight

"Aujourd'hui je vais faire une petite promenade dans les jardins du Luxembourg."

Wavefolder of the LPG filterboard For gotharman instrument [demo]

video by Meska

"I make some avancement on the wavefolder side, i have still some things to tweak but i'm slowly getting close of version 1 :)

if you have some question or sugestion about the designe feel free to leave a coment or to join the muff tread :

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"

TubeOhm DIY JEANNIE Synthesizer

video by Andre' Laska

"First ( and fast) preview of our new DIY synthesizer Jeannie. It is 8 voices polyphonic and has an internal effect chip with reverb / echo / delay etc.

Jeannie is based on the Teensy 4.1 and the FV-1 chip.

Specs :
-8 Voices
-2 Oscillators /Voice
Wavetable with 180 waves / each oscillator
1 multimode filter
UNISONO with 16 Oscillators
XOR / ring mod
14 effects
Fully programmable
Up to 1000 sounds can be stored.

Coming soon as a DIY kit."

[Sound Comparison] Yamaha AN1x vs PLG150-AN

video by JayB

"In this video I'm comparing the sound of the Yamaha AN1x with its sister board PLG150-AN (with a S90 ES has host synth). Their sound is untouched and set to the same level and use the same input types on my mixer."

JayB - The Blue Stuff [90s Acid House Track on Quasimidi Sirius]

video by JayB

"For my 'One Synth, One Song' series I had a little hard time finding something proper for the Quasimidi Sirius. Three melodic tracks and four drum tracks plus a rather poor effects section ain't the best ingredients for full arrangements, and the sound design is very limited too. Just when I rediscovered Propellerhead's Rebirth RB-338 I thought hey, why not some 90s acid stuff? The Sirius sounds dirty after all. It's not much other than a few squeaky synth lines, a TR-909 set and some Hohner strings. But maybe some of you enjoy this anyway."

via this auction

"The ultimate groovesynth(with gig bag), with built in synthesizers, sequencer, vocoder & an on board drum machine. Perfect for live jamming with built in beat recognition and ability to turn down/mute voices on the fly. Ideal for house, techno, ambient, acid jazz, drum & bass or dubdstep. Has all the classic EDM sounds & drum machines built in."

Access Virus Rack XL SN 10200035 w/ Custom Blue Aftermarket Display

via this auction

"The Virus Rack XL is a 1U rackmount version of the Virus C desktop synthesizer made by Access Music. The synth only sold for 2 years before being discontinued, quite hard to find as not many were sold.

The unit has 3 stereo outputs, 1 stereo input (for adding effects to incoming sounds) MIDI in/out/thru, and sounds fantastic. Though the unit does not include as many features as the newer Virus Ti, the think sound of the Ti series makes the older Virus A/B/C units a much more desirable instrument."

"Includes an aftermarket black/white LCD screen to increase contrast and readability (a great modification indeed!)."

The original was red. You can see some in previous posts here.

Akai MFC-42, Stereo/mono Multi-mode Analog Filter + Phaser, EQ, Distortion

via this auction

Korg MS-10 Monophonic Synthesizer SN 132793 w/ Original Manual

via this auction

"Perfect ms10, all was calibrated and tuned
35filter version
including original patches and original manual book"

Nissin Cup Noodle Digital Synthesizer- C-16 SN 2277829

via this auction

Essentially a Casio SK-1 with Nissin Cup Noodle branding.

PAIA FatMan Classic Analog DIY Rack Synth

via this auction

"PAIA FatMan Classic Vintage Synth: 19" Rackmount with Original Blue Face and 12V Power Supply.

The FatMan has all the features that give analog its big bottom and punch in a MIDI-controlled package. The classic Voltage Controlled normalization is brought up to date with a Velocity CV not available on pre-MIDI synths. Pitch wheel modulation is supported and Pitch and Velocity CV, and Gate outputs are provided on the front panel for driving PAiA or other linear-response synthesizer modules.

It is a small monophonic analogue synth with two oscillators, 18 rotary knobs, 3 switches and no keyboard. There is a low-pass resonant A(S)R filter, an ADSR VCA and portamento. There is MIDI on-board and as the FatMan uses control voltages to operate the MIDI really acts as a MIDI-to-CV converter. This means that it's CV outputs can be used to control other old analogue gear you may have around.

The FatMan's classic normalization of two VCOs, VCF and VCA is enhanced with MIDI pitch bend and a Velocity Control Voltage routed to both filter and final amplifier. With transpose and offset, pitch covers seven octaves starting from a room-shaking 65 Hz., four octave response under MIDI control.

And all those knobs. They invite experimentation and invention in ways that a single control with functions buried under layers of obscure menus never can. Just a few hours with the FatMan will teach you more about the nature of sound than you might ever learn otherwise. It's as at home in the physics lab as on-stage."


via this auction


Roland SH1 Keyboard Synthesizer Minus Knob and Slider Caps

via this auction

SCI Prophet-600 Synthesizer - Restored w/ gligli Rirmware Installed

via this auction

Work list:
Change all elec. caps, tant caps and poly caps with new ones.
Change all power regulators and rectifier diodes with new ones
DAC adjustment
Change all buffer Opamps and multiplexors with new ones
New Switch Panel installed
Keys, knobs, switches and jacks cleaning.
Gligli firmware 2.00 installed
Factory 100 sound data installed

Waldorf Micro Q SN 1110053931

via this auction

NORD LIVE: Philly Sessions: Glenn Gibson Jr ft Joseph Pryor - Can't Explain

video by nordkeyboards

"Watch the amazing Glenn Gibson Jr and Joseph Pryor in this brand new episode of NORD LIVE: The Philly Sessions! #glenngibsonjr​​ #josephpryor​​ #thephillysessions​​ #nordlive​​ #iseenord​​

Introducing the opening session of our new NORD LIVE: series led by the acclaimed keyboardist/producer Daniel Weatherspoon (Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul). We invited some incredible keyboard players from the East Coast area to Forge Studios in Philadelphia, PA to share their amazing music and talents with us. With a phenomenal house band directed by Daniel Weatherspoon, the Philly Sessions offer exclusive performances from Doobie & Kevin Powell, Natalie Tenenbaum, Joseph Pryor & Glenn Gibson Jr, HAEIN, Parris Bowens and Daniel Weatherspoon.

"Can't Explain" composed by Glenn Gibson Jr
Keys: Glenn Gibson Jr
Organ: Joseph Pryor
Guitar: Kenny Kohlhaas
Bass: Alvin Spratley Jr
Drums: Greg Clark Jr
MD: Daniel Weatherspoon
Mixing: Arne Barlindhaug Ellingsen
Mastering: Jonas Nordelius
Video production: Kelkol Productions
Executive Producer: David Sjöqvist
Location: Forge Recording Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Gear: Nord Grand, Nord C2D"

Iridium - Short Sequence -

video by Stefano Bertoli

"Waldorf Iridium - internal sequencer short sequence -"

Escape From NewYork QasarBeach Cover (Fairlight cmi)

video by QasarBeach

"I'm a huge John Carpenter fan and this was created entirely in QasarBeach and is my take on the main theme.

You can download QasarBeach here:"

【VTuber始めてみたら超大変だった】ARTURIA MicroFreak Vocoder Edition レビュー

video by TinySymphony

4MX - Mini Mixer for Eurorack Modular Synthesizer EcoLab

video by EcoLab Audio

"Simple and useful mini mixer with 4 mono inputs, master level, dual output and signal indicator.

Suitable for audio and CV mixing.


Depth: 32mm

+12V 8mA

-12V 8mA"

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

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