MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Two Erica Synths DB-01s: Dirty Noodles

video by Richard DeHove

"Was setting up to attempt some gentle ambient bleeps on the DB-01 (yes, really!) when the B3K bass overdrive begged a moments attention. Before I could say 'this wasn't the plan' the second machine was on, both were in keyboard mode, and the droning began. Anyone with non-programmable synths knows you have to capture the moment before a single twiddle vaporizes the sound forever, so here it is. Effects on the right-side synth are the B3K into the Vahlbruch SpaceTime delay. The left unit goes from the GEB-7 bass EQ into the DD-8 delay. Both then get a touch of Fabfilter Pro-R reverb (on the 'Huge Synth Space' preset). No other effects. Drums come from a single pattern on the Norand Mono. Good headphones or speakers will reward with some very heavy bass.

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

Kosmische Musik May 19, 2021

video by SynthMania

Kosmische Musik May 19, 2021 Studio-88 "Brigitta"
Korg Trident MkII
Yamaha CS-5
Strymon TimeLine

Pacific Model Railroad Mail Sound & DC Power Transformer for Model Railroads SN 02959

via this auction

This one is in via Loscha. It's a sound machine for model railroads. You can find a demo of one here.

Smokey Quartz - Plant Music 22 (Aloe + PlantWave, Polygamist & Wretch)

video by Smokey Quartz

"In this Plant Music video I connect the Plant Wave to a lil Aloe we have growing in a pot outside. The MIDI coming from the PlantWave plays the Knas Ekdahl Polygamist which then sends pulse waves and trigger signals to the Metasonix S-1000 aka Wretch Machine."

Kicking it: with volca kick!

video by Korg

"Join KORG Product Specialist Natalie Chami as we groove out and drop some beats with the volca kick!"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

The Centre - Serum-inspired Eurorack Modular Wavetable Synth by 1V/OCT

Currently on Kickstarter

"The Centre brings preset wavetable sounds to modular synthesisers but it also comes as a compact semi-modular synth that can bring massive sounds to your music production. Experts can use it as another incredible source of sound that can be modulated with their existing Eurorack system while beginners can be introduced to the world of sound and music production.

Being a music producer you will be able to bring your predefined sounds to your performances and beginners can just rely on thousands of predefined presets to enjoy an introduction to the electronic music world.

For beginners in the modular world, The Centre can be your springboard for starting making sounds without incredible investment and also teach you modulations and sound design from within a single module. Change sounds at the ease of turning the knob or become a sound designer and create new and unique sounds that no one yet ever engineered.

UVI Austrian Grand - Exquisitely Crafted Concert Grand Piano

videos by UVI

"Austrian Grand - Exquisitely Crafted Concert Grand Piano

Recorded in a world-class studio, Austrian Grand delivers the ultimate concert grand’s rich sound and exemplary dynamics, featuring deep tone shaping tools, pro-grade effects, and adjustable mics for absolute control over your sound.

00:07 AG Basic Hall
00:30 AG Levvo Piano
00:44 AG Dub Organ
00:59 AG Low Pad
01:17 AG Romantic Piano

Video and music credits: Theo G."


video by Perfect Circuit

"Download the FREE Sample Pack:

Everyone knows and loves the Minimoog and the Odyssey, but there is another fur-ocious synthesizer from the late 1970s. The Cat from Octave Electronics is a compact, highly playable keyboard synth with all the hiss, growl, and purr you’d expect in an instrument from this era. But with a keyboard that can play duophonically and stellar cross-modulation potential, the Cat provides plenty of sounds that can bite!

Normally, we love to show off the sounds and capabilities of a vintage synth, but this time we wanted to try something a little bit different. We decided to throw together a free sample pack with some of the sounds we made in our afternoon with the Cat, offering all kinds of percussive and bizarre one-shot sounds to spice up your tracks. Meowza!

Signal Article:

00:00 - Intro
00:50 - Jam w/ Samples
01:38 - Bass Patch & Recording Melodic Samples
02:44 - Sampling a Kick Drum Patch
03:36 - Sampling a Snare Drum Patch
04:13 - Sampling a Hi Hat Patch
05:41 - Does it do like FM?
07:18 - FM Cross Modulating Oscillators
09:15 - Running a Cat into the Cat (?)
11:28 - Outro"


video by synths colors


It's been a while since we've seen a synths colors video. Stay tuned to the end for sample notes.

Omri Cohen Patreon Q&A while patching O Coast and Microcosm - May 2021

video by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Discord challenge
02:35 - Eurorack levels
10:53 - How reliable are Eurorack modules
15:15 - Preparing for videos
21:40 - Interfacing Eurorack with VCV Rack/DAW
31:44 - Recording tips
39:40 - Using Aux sends
55:26 - VCV Rack performance issues

Omri Links:

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

Electrical Interference

video by MAKEN0ISE

"Exploring some of the deeper circuitry behaviors of Strega."

Buchla Sequencer Playtime

video by Todd Barton

"Just a brief exploration that I plan on expanding. Enjoy!"

PM Foundatiions Quantola Demo

video by Randy Piscione

"This is a demo of the Quantola sequencer, from PM Foundations. It is based on the Synthola, which you can see here [posted here] The Quantola PCBs and panels can be purchased here: [] Choose the “Quantized” option. At 1:51, I said “quantizer” when I meant 'Quantola.' There are also demos on my channel of the 8080 SEM-tribute VCO, 3080 SEM-tribute VCF and ADSR-D SEM-tribute envelope generator."

Oberheim OB-8 SN C24914

via this auction

"Made in USA in1984, here we have a fantastic working example of one of the most desirable polysynths of all time, Oberheim OB-8. This was the final model in the OB range, only 3,000-ish ever made 1983-1985, and has the most features, including arpeggiator, "page 2" advanced editing, for example. 120 program memory ( + splits/dual), factory-installed MIDI (vital!) add extreme clout to the huge/fat sounds that only Oberheim can supply, with 8 voice (stereo) polyphony and uncomplicated new sound creation hand in hand with subtractive analogue synthesis, its simply one of the best synths ever made. Lots of movie soundtracks used OB-8s. Prince/Police/Pet Shop Boys etc were avid users...Hail, King Oberheim the 8th!

Dims are 103 x 53 x 16(H) cms. Weight is only 17 kgs. This particular one is now working 100%, after pro servicing by Klassic Keys GB's expert tech. See internal pix. All repaired, with new chips, new battery and new power switch...all voiced and calibrated, with stable tuning on all 8 voices.."

YUSynth 5U/ Music from outer space/Moog DIY YUsynth Moog clone/ Serge banana

via this auction

"YuSynth/ Music From Outer Space. Modular based off the Moog Model 15 but with added random and reverb .Bananafied (+12,0v, -12) power/ eurorack power/eurorack distro. Here is the modules all built minus Fixed filter needs wiring (has knobs for that module as well.) All modules working unless otherwise stated

Music from outer space- Keyboard controller ( could not test as I don't own a keyboard)
YuSynth Fixed Filter bank- Board is built needs wiring and some IC's, has knobs included as well.
YuSynth Transistor VCF, module completely built needing 2- CA2086 IC's the then should be ready to go.
YuSynth S/H / Noise
Music From Outer Space VC Reverb
2X YuSynth ADSR
YuSynth Random Gates- not tested should be fine straight forward build
3X YuSynth VCO may need Calibration otherwise working/ tuned to my liking
YuSynth VCA
YuSynth Mxer

Case has belton reverb tank (same as intelijel springray) would like to sell as a complete synth. Have a Model 15 at the fraction of the price. "

Analogue Systems RS-95 VCO Eurorack Synthesizer Synth Module

via this auction

Analogue Systems RS-80 VC-LFO Eurorack Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Synth Rack SN 542524

via this auction

Vintage Roland RS-09 Organ Strings 09 Synthesizer Keyboard SN 176902

via this auction

Cherry Audio PS-20 | Creating Sequences & Using The Patch Panel

video by Cherry Audio

"In this video, we'll be creating a sequenced lead sound using the PS-20 Synthesizer's unique three-channel sequencer, as well as exploring some of the many options offered by the patch panel to modify your patches in new and creative ways.

The PS-20 is an ultra-realistic, polyphonic, hot-rodded tribute to Korg's renowned MS-20. The dual highpass/lowpass filters super accurately recreate the MS-20's famous raunchy sound in all of its squelchy, screaming glory. We’ve reconfigured the patch panel from the original instrument, adding many desired in and out patch points for all oscillators, filters, and VCAs, correcting the confusing terminology of the original, and throwing in a few extras that greatly expand its usability!

The PS-20 truly is one of the most quirky and unique instruments we’ve released. Between its sometimes unpredictable filter behavior, and the tremendous flexibility of its patch panel and sequencer, the possibilities are endless, and the creative "happy accident" quotient of PS-20 is simply off the charts!"

Studio Sessions: Violin + Moog DFAM, M32, Subharmonicon, Mutable Instruments with Nicholas Tavani

video by Joel Negus

"One of my favorite things to do in recent times is to bring dear friends and brilliant musicians into my space to improvise. Nicholas Tavani is a violinist with the Aeolus Quartet and a long time friend. We had a blast! Instruments used:

Moog Mother 32
Moog Subharmonicon
Mutable Instruments Marbles / Plaits / Veils"

Quantum Academy I Techno Dub Chords I Tutorial 3

video by WaldorfMusicChannel

"Another piece of the tutorial series 'Quantum Academy' produced by #Phable
Can also be done with the Waldorf Iridium."

Quantum Academy posts

Modal Electronics Argon8 & Eventide H9 (Ultratap)

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Demo - DreadBox | Typhon * No Talking * Stock Preset - Bank A (Time Stamps In Description)

video by Here On Earth Studio

"This is a demo of all the stock patches in Bank A of the amazing DreadBox | Typhon | Monophonic Analog Synthesizer / Sequencer

No processing was done to the samples aside from a Waves L1 limiter plugin on the Master bus in Ableton to catch peaks. *Be cautious as the levels jump quite a bit between some patches*

This is by no means a specification video, nor is it a demonstration of talent. I'm a drummer with some knobs before me. That is the extent of it ;)"

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

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