MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 17, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Organism // Semi Generative Ambient, Eurorack, Cwejman, AJH, Intellijel, Doepfer, Natural Gate

video by

"This is a semi generative patch where the majority of the voices are controlled randomly within the Lydian scale in D. Recorded in Ableton Live using Expert Sleepers ES-6 and ES-7. CV out using Squarp Instruments Hermod and CV Tools via ES-3.

Patch notes:
Bass: VCO-2RM - Natural Gate
Fast Arp: MMF-6 self resonating - VC-SC - 130-2 VCA
Main Melody: MiniMod VCO - MiniMod Ladder Filter
SFX: Basimilus Iteritas Alter (all parameters except Attack and Decay modulated)
Filter sweep: Atlantis

Plong: Metropolis - BLD

Ping 1: RES-4 pinged
Ping 2: A-110-4 XFM - Natural Gate

Soundtoys EchoBoy, PanMan, LittlePlate, Tremolator.
Fabfilter Q3. Sound Theory Gullfoss. Waves L316. Luftrum Lunaris."


NOTE: Soundtoys is currently having an up to 80% off sale. Click through for details.

Akai S612 Sampler Repair

video by Synthesizer Keith

"Akai S612 sampler repair.

In this video I replace the drive belt in the MD280 Quick Disk drive, clean the pots and faders on the main unit, and repair the front output jack.

The rubber belt replacement kit I bought is originally for cassette decks, but many tape and disk mechanisms use similar belts."

You can find belts on Amazon here.

MAM ADX-1 Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

SN AD15000001

Korg Z1 MOSS Multi Oscillator 6-key Synthesizer

via this auction

Tom Oberheim SEM Pro SN 0613

via this auction

"Original signature by Tom Oberheim on the front (later units come with a printed signature).

Complete set:
switchable PSU 110-240V (adapter with US plug – easy to replace with EU / UK etc connectors)
documentation card for MIDI-CV interface
original box."

Roland SH-01A Boutique Synthesizer BLUE! With DK-01 dock w/wood panels

via this auction

DK-01 SN Z5K4603

6 reason for making Italo Disco Old School | Breakdown & Tutorial (sort of) included

video by Espen Kraft

"I'm currently working on my 4th version of 'Midnight Drive' and I wanted this one to have strong elements of 'Italo Disco'. Not necessarily octave bass and vocals this time, but a more walking bass feel with a basic drum groove and poly brass.

And my 6 reasons for doing this version in an Italo Disco style, is these 6 pieces of classic gear, much used in Italo Disco back in the day:

E-MU Drumulator - a very much used drum machine in Italo Disco
Roland Juno-106 for bass - sequenced from the Yamaha QX1
Crumar BIT01 - classic Italian synth with great brass sounds
Roland Alpha Juno 2 - Bells
Roland Jupiter-8 - phasy pads
Emax II - samples saxophone (ideally I would use the E-MU Emulator II, but it is sick at the moment)

Support this channel on Patreon:

The QX1 is programmed with two different banks (patterns), one playing the intro/vers-part and one playing the chorus-part. These two patterns alternate in repeat-mode.
I've chained these two parts together in "chain-mode" inside the QX1.
The QX1 is setup for MIDI sync, necessary to be able to add overdubs in time. The 8th MIDI out of the QX1 goes to the Sequential TOM drum machine, set to receive external clock. This is necessary as the Drumulator has no MIDI in. The TOM outputs a clock signal which is fed into the clock input of the Drumulator. When this is set to external sync, the Drumulator is now clocking perfectly to the DAW, through the QX1 and TOM. Somewhat complicated, but it works!

I use Valhalla VintageVerb for the reverbs here, but all the sounds has gone through various stages of processing like compressors, limiters, EQ and outboards.

The finished commercial song will be somewhat enhanced and produced more, but I'm aiming for a simple raw finished sound, not TOO glossy. Once finished I will release it here.

In the thumbnail image I'm holding a copy of the vinyl single "I want you" by Gary Low, one of my favorite Italo Disco artists and this single is a big part of my inspiration for doing this track I'm working on. Even if it's really not very similar."

Sequential Prophet-5 and Prophet Rev2 Demo

video by Oblivion Corner

"Playing the new Sequential Prophet-5 Rev4 Desktop Module version together with the Prophet Rev2.

Hear these two analog polysynths from Sequential complement each other in this warm Berlin School-inspired synthesizer improvisation in the vein of Tangerine Dream.

Arpeggiated bass - Prophet Rev2 (upper keyboard)
All other sounds - Prophet-5 (played on lower midi controller, which is an Arturia Keylab MkII 61)

Filter cutoff on both synths controlled via foot expression pedals.

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:"

Buchla 284 Envelope Play

video by Todd Barton

"Just looking at Attack, Sustain and Decay contouring a single pitch."

5 Patching Ideas with the Keystep Pro and Eurorack

video by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Adding probability
06:30 - Playing 4-note chords
09:56 - Fugue Machine
14:39 - Velocity/Gate/Pitch
19:18 - Wonky rhythms

2 hr generative patch posted here.

Omri Links:

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

Roland Jupiter-8 Juno-106 Korg Kronos Uber Analog Volume 3 Sample Pack Rik Marston

video by Rik Marston Official

"Korg Kronos Uber Analog Volume 3 Sample Pack Demo 1" Synthesizer Sample Pack Demo 1 by Rik Marston **No Talking!** ***Watch in HD!!*** **Turn it UP!!!*** In this video I play Roland Jupiter-8 X2 & Juno-106 X2 stacked Programs! ***Attention all Korg Kronos Users!!!!!*** Uber Analog Volume 3 analog synthesizer sample pack is HERE! Only $16.99 USD same day SAFE digital download! Put the power of the Roland Jupiter-8 & Juno-106 in your Korg Kronos! ALL synthesizer collection sample packs just $16.99!!!

Why is the Roland JUNO-106 still so popular?

video by synthlegends

"In this video you listen only to Roland JUNO-106 sounds (Multitrackdemo also including drums). I used to own a JUNO-106 several years ago, then sold it, because I also have a JUNO-60. After some time I missed it and decided to buy another JUNO-106. The Reasons are:
1. it sounds different from the JUNO-60 (there is another filter)
2. it has great MIDI functions to implement it in a modern setup
3. it has portamento
4. the self resonance is really outstanding for technoid sounds
5. three Key Modes, including unison mode, which is easer to access but it sounds only useful for drums ans industrial bases
6. it's perfect sounding in a mix and a great production tool
7. it has a broad sound palette and is useful for modern styles
8. it's great for drums and bass

The JUNO-60 has got an arpeggiator, the 106 not. So what, in a recording session I use it from my DAW or an external one. For Jamming with a drummashine without computer, the JUNO-60 makes more fun.

So I decided that the JUNO-60 is great sounding, but not a substitute for a JUNO-106.

The reasons, why it is still so popular are:
1. It always sounds great and it has a wide sweet spot
2. It is simple to program
3. It covers a range of 80 to 90 % of all bread and butter sounds you really need
4. It is capable of a lot of genres, italo disco, 80-ies pop, electro, techno, house and much more"

You can find one for sale here

E-MU Ultra Sampler - Demo #17

video by St0neOfficialChannel

"All presets I made on E-MU E4XT Ultra. E4XT sequenced from DAW (midi edition, midi automation and midi echo). After the recording (track by track) was used lightweight compression/limiting on sum and nothing else. Please use 360p or higher for better sound quality.

Source samples:
1. Pulse (Virus Ti Snow)
2. Saw (Virus Ti Snow)"

Akai AX-73 & VX-90 - 100 patches - Demo

video by Sonic Freaks

"You can find these presets here:

We are proud to present our 100 brand new presets for the Akai AX-73 & Akai VX-90. These vintage synthesizers from 1986 are true classic analog synthesizers with a very special character. Underestimated by many, but the true connoisseur knows what these beautiful sounding synths can do. Both synths have VCOs and analog 24dB lowpass filter. Unique is the PWM that can be used on any waveform of the VCO creating all kinds of sonic flavours.

Many late 80's synthesizers suffered from the lack of knobs and sliders to program sounds. This resulted in the end users often not being able to understand the synths properly. Designing usable sound patches was therefore a challenge. This also applies to the Akai AX-73 & Akai VX-90.

Sonic Freaks has therefore designed 100 very useful and modern sounding patches. These patches are fully compatible with the Tauntek firmware upgrade for the Akai AX-73 & Akai VX-90 and can, provided this upgrade has been performed, be loaded into the synth using a sysex dump.

Also included is a high resolution tape dump (44Khz - 24Bit) which you can be loaded into the Akai AX-73 or Akai VX-90 using a traditional tape dump. For more details, please read the installation instructions which you can download for free from our website!"

Analog Jam 125bpm RF Modular

video by Radical Frequencies Modular

Analog Jam 125bpm !
Kick from Dpvco
Tom from Dpvco
Hat from Lucky Voltages through 12db Multi Vcf
Bass from AD Multi Vco with no use of filter module just direct oscillator into Vca

Sequential Synth Tips With Evan Hodges: Scoring For film With The OB-6

video by Sequential

"Welcome back to 'Sequential Synth Tips,' where some of our favorite artists share their tips, tricks, and techniques on a Sequential synth. In this episode, we feature composer Evan Hodges demonstrating the techniques he uses with the OB-6 to create scores for film.

Evan Hodges is a composer for film and mixed media that holds a degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. He has scored more than 50 films, including both feature films and short films, two musicals, and a full video game soundtrack. Scoring comes intuitively to Hodges. His background and training in jazz, with its highly improvisational component, allows him to adapt quickly and easily to score both simple and advanced thematic musical cues appropriate for every scene. In 2017, Hodges scored the feature, The Canadoo. He was Emmy-nominated in 2018 for the PBS documentary feature, My Dear Children.

Follow Evan here:"

Roland JU-06A + TR-08 Boutique Synthesizer Modules

via this auction

Note these are Rik Marston's. You can find a demo of them here.


via this auction

Waldorf Pulse Plus + v.2.01 SN 910321567

via this auction

RH Electronics Prophet 5 style - SSI2144 filter talk

video by RH Electronics

"This is a little bit more information on the filter board, using an SSI2144 clone of the SSM2044.
The daughterboard has it's own VCA, mixer and summers etc so another board could easily be made to add a different VCF to the synth, such as the 3320"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

video by thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances created during The Plague. #covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike"

Gotharman's SpazeDrum: FeedBack Noise

video by

"Playing with the new feedback noise generator..."

Octave Plateau Cat Stick SN D1940

via this auction

SPECTRAL AUDIO GMbH ProTone Analog Synth Module SN 960220

via this auction

"TB-303-like sound from the techno music era of the 90's. A MIDI Analog synth that can use an external input signal as an oscillator."

SN 01836

via this auction

AMBIKA analog / hybrid synthesizer 6x SVF

via this auction

Overiew videos in the listing previously posted here.

"Ambika is a monster hybrid polysynth. Its design consists of a motherboard and 6 voicecards, each of them carrying a turbocharged version of the Shruthi hybrid synthesizer (digital waveform synthesis through analog VCF/VCAs). Whether you want to use this as six monosynths, a six-voice polysynth, or anything in-between is up to you: MIDI channels/keyboard range/patches/voices are distinct concepts, allowing complex layered, split, multitimbral setups. In addition, each voice has a switched individual output.Improved sound generation engine

Ambika offers all the delicious digital waveform synthesis algorithms (FM, vowel synthesis, wavetables?) that made the Shruthi famous, and some newcomers too: CZ-style emulation of digital filters and wave sequencing. The oscillators signal is now processed through a fuzz/distortion and a bitcrusher before being sent to the analog filters..."

KAWAI K1M w/ Extras

via this auction

"With original manuals, colour brochure and UK PSU PLUS boxed DC-8 ram card with sleeve and box tray etc."

EMS Synthi A Cornwall

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

via this auction

PPG Wave 2.2

via this auction

"Purchased from Syco Systems around 1982 and same owner for 40 years.

Recently serviced by PPG specialist in Munich, there was a serial number but it’s too faded to read.

Cosmetic condition is very good and the working condition is perfect."

Polyend Tracker AE Bogdan Raczynski - Nowhere Stair

video by Polyend

"This is BANANS! This was supposed to be a post bragging about Bogdan's yellow Tracker version. BUT instead, we need to let you know that all the three Tracker AE series are now sold out! Thank you all so much for the support!

The Tracker AE units signed by Bogdan Raczynski are holding four killer tracks composed specially for this occasion. This is the one that we're listening to on a loop for the last few weeks. Now you can enjoy it too!"

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