MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 24, 2021

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Gnossienne #1 by Erik Satie on Sequential Prophet Rev2

video by Roman Wollenhaupt

"Pardonne-moi, Erik."

Prophet Rev2 Pad & Lead Test

DSI Prophet Rev2 Pad & Lead Test video by Roman Wollenhaupt

"Made a pad & lead sound on the Rev2, you can download the pad here:"

And one with the Sequential Circuits Six-Trak:

Bass, Pad & Lead on Sequential Six-Trak
video by Roman Wollenhaupt

"I made a Bass, Pad & Lead sound on the Sequential Circuits six-trak. Drums & looping with Ableton Live. I'm using a Morningstar MC3 MIDI footpedal to control the session record function of Live."

KADIMPROV #1 - ‘FIELD OF THE HOST’ - using Moog Mother-32 / Sequential ProphetREV2 / Casio SK-1

video by KadiMusic


This is the first #improv session of the series titled - #KADIMPROV -"

Mimeophon Feedback

video by Todd Barton

"Two patch cables and some slow knob turning. Monitors and a subwoofer would be ideal. If you choose headphones be aware that this is feedback and at a couple of places it will bite you :-) Enjoy! Oh . . . and bravo Tom Erbe and Tony Rolando!
My Patreon:"

VSL AWM-3 Analog Wavefolder - waveshaper mixer compressor sound design tool

video by Vintage Synthlab

"Eurorack modular synth wave-folding, mixer AWM-3 by Vintage Synth Lab. The AWM-3 is a mixer, matrix mixer, compressor, wave-folder, and excellent module to accept multiple independent LFO sources for incredibly rich and warm analog chorus-like sounds. 16hp Made in Portland, Oregon, USA"

Additional AWM-3 posts


video by Malekko HeavyIndustry

"These are simple, one minute clips of saved presets as examples of the power of the Manther. Recall preset, press play, then make adjustments for fun!"

Making Music with Norns Sines, Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter and Cocoquantus

video by Luke Sanger

"Running the Sines script for Monome Norns (by Oootini), with Ciat-Lonbarde instruments in accompaniment."

Access Virus TI 61-Key Synthesizer w/ Custom Black Side Panels SN DKDzUyiAosY

via this auction

"I had custom side panels professionally made for it in the style of the Dark Star so it looks wicked. There are a few blemishes you can see in the pictures. It comes with the Access Ti power cord."

Roland Jupiter 6

via this auction

Frap Tools Usta Sequencer

via this auction

Sequential Artist Spotlight: Jamie Morden / GEOSynths

video by Sequential

"GEOSynths Sound Design has been established since 2017 and is owned and managed by Jamie Morden. With over 30 years’ experience within audio production, live performance and sound design, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience, together with a professional attitude to complete a project on time and on budget. Sound Design has been the focal point for Jamie, especially in recent years due to the revival of analog synthesizers and the advancements within digital synthesis.

Jamie has currently produced synth patch libraries for several hardware poly synths for both analog and digital Synthesizers, however he is keen to further this by creating synth libraries for software synthesizers as well. Jamie also has recently been providing Real-Time Sound Design Tutorials, showing how to make a variety of sounds from scratch, which can be found on his Patreon site.

This video spotlight features GEOSynths patches for the Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet 12, Prophet X, and Prophet Rev2."

Check out additional psots featuring GEOSynths' Sequential videos here.

Instruo Cs-L Complex Oscillator

video by Boele Gerkes

"The amazing Instruo Cs-L complex oscillator through a 4MS Dual Looping Delay. Two Verbos Random Sources modulating the Wavefolder and Symmetry Bias CV inputs of both VCOs. With the mod wheel on my controller keyboard (that has CV outs) I move the pitch of one of the VCOs 1 octave up every now and then which gives this lovely sliding effect."

Analog Synth - SundayEveningSwing

video by Andreas Remshagen

"A short groovy Jam with my DIY-Analog modular System.

the following DIY-Instruments i used:
-16 Step Analog Sequencer with swing-function
-Bass Synth with Moog-Clone VCF
-Groovebox Synth
-Analog DS7-Clone d
-Strings/Choir Synth with 4-Voice polyphony through the Polyend Poly2

Effects: Yamaha FX500 and two Alesis Midiverb 4"

Future Music Magazine #87 - October 1999 Featuring the Novation Nova & The Chemical Brothers

via this auction

This one is in via an anonymous reader. It was part of a series with female models posing with synths. You can find more on Flickr here.

On the cover:


You voted the Supernova
best synth last year,
but the Novation Nova
is out of this world...

Technosaurus Microfoon
Oberheim OBXa retro
Databecker DJ2000
Alesis DM Pro
Reacktor V2.0
Korg i40M

Faithless, Total Eclipse
and Nitin Sawnhey

FM2000 vote: win a
5,000 PC music-set-up!

Mini tests of accessories
and 11-page Gear index

Album track from Faithless
Nitin Sawnhey and reader demo videos
Audio tracks from gear tested
Demo of Reaktor software
Web links and interactive Nova video

ARP's Dennis Colin - Ladder Filter & Hyperphase Pedal (Bright Sparks Outtake)

video by GForce Software

"An outtake from the Bright Sparks Documentary where ex-ARP engineer (and the creator of the SEM filter) Dennis Colin talks about how the Ladder Filter was the inspiration for his lauded and obscenely rare Hyperphase pedal.

Sadly, Dennis passed away just after we filmed him at his home in New Hampshire, but his legacy lives on in the ARP 2500, ARP 2600, Aries 300 and the legendary Oberheim SEM filter.

Originally released in December 2015 to critical acclaim and created to compliment the I Monster album of the same name, Bright Sparks documents the human stories of eight musical instrument pioneers, - Robert Moog (Moog), Alan R Pearlman (ARP), Don Buchla, Harry Chamberlin, The Bradley Brothers (Mellotronics), Adrian Wagner (Electronic Dream Plant), Peter Zinovieff (EMS) and Ken Freeman.

'An engrossing and fascinating documentary that pays tribute to the modest but amazing innovators who changed the face of electronic music' Vince Clarke"

You can find additional posts featuring Bright Sparks here.

Wavparty - DRM1 Resampled Sample Pack

video by wavparty

"Available now:

What happens when you take a massive library of analog drum sounds from the Vermona DRM1 and resample them with a ton of hardware and software samplers and effects? This. This sample pack is what happens. It’s weird that you didn’t guess that."

Roland JV-1080 "Analog Dreams" Soundset 75 Presets

video by LFOstore


The legendary Roland JV-1080 synthesizer is back with its best classic analog sounds - "Analog Dreams" soundset!

After succesful "Planet JV" soundset we put our effort on modeling
iconic analog sounds for vintage spirit in modern music production.

Back to 1994 JV was one of the most powerful digital modules with its flexible engine & beautiful sound combined with great set of effects & drums.

Why its so cool?

Cause besides pianos, bells, cowbells & cheesy accordions, GM applause and Bang! presets - its capable to create great analog sounds, deepest ambient textures, great moving sequences.

Its like a hardware 'Omnisphere' synth with huge effort.

So – what was our first desire when we get our black box?
To create our own soundset for the legend with modern approach ofcourse!

So here it is: "Analog Dreams" Soundset with 75 hand krafted presets by chief, Nick Klimenko

Inside of the pack is all you need for your retro-inspired track:

*Vintage analog-like basses & Vintage leads (yes, Klaus Schulze spirit also there)

*Great emulations of classic legends: Moog, Jupiter, JX-series, CS, Juno,Arp Odyssey, Yamaha DX-7 and others

*Deepest ambient pads, space drones & tonal soundscapes

*Modern sequences you never heard or seen before on JV

*Beautiful bells, plucks & rhytmic structures

Good news everyone!

Working with all Roland line: jV-1010, JV-1080, JV-2080, XP-30, XP-50, XP-60, XP-80, XV-88, XV-2020, XV-3080, XV-5050, XV-5080.

Enjoy the sounds and rediscover your JV module with our soundset!"

Custom Presets for Dreadbox Typhon: Melodic Profusion (64 Presets & Seqs). Demo/No Talking

video by Anton Anru

"Melodic Profusion is a collection of 64 Presets and Sequences for Dreadbox Typhon. It includes: 22 Leads, 19 Plucks, 12 Chords, 3 Pads, 5 Drones, 3 Percs.

The soundset covers a wide range of genres and styles: Techno, House, Funk, Electro, Breaks, D'n'b, Pop, Lounge, Downtempo, Trance, Psy, Vintage/Retro Electronica, and many others.

đŸŽ· Dreadbox Typhon - Melodic Profusion (64 Presets + Sequences)
🎾 Dreadbox Typhon - Rhythm In Bass (64 Presets + Sequences)
Get the Soundsets:

Each preset has a sequence. You may use it as it is, change it, or send notes from DAW or any other external sequencer.

But I strongly recommend using the internal sequencer, as I thoroughly set modulations that are synced to the playback. These modulations make the presets and the sequences sound really expressive, dynamic, evolving without touching any parameters.

However, if you tweak Modwheel, Pitchbend (that are set in every preset), and front panel parameters, you will raise a timbre's expression to the new level.

2 years into Eurorack - What changed, what was added, and some sounds

video by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Chatter
08:26 - Patch 1
11:15 - Patch 2
14:17 - Patch 3
17:06 - Patch 4

Omri Links:

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

Modded Eventide H3000S

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Non humming Eventide H3000S upgraded to all D/SE presets/banks. OS v2.17.
If you`re looking onto this device you know magic of this thing.

However, this device is unusual. Unit is professionally modded.
If you`ve used this device previously you know that crazy annoying hum which produces H3000.
So, this particular device is totally silent, no hum at all. And yes, this puzzled many times many H3000 users, with this also legendary problem of harmonizer.
Hum disappearing is result of modding, with two separate transformers instead of stock single mains transformer, which was unlucky just from start of H3000, causing vibration of top/bottom steel covers.
Other positive aspect of modding except relieving from hum is affecting onto sound performance, so, due to separation (by separate transformers) of digital and analog powering chains sound signature got more else luxury tails, transparency and airing.
In fact, separation of digital and analogue power chains is typical technical solution in many high grade top audio devices, top AD/DA, etc.
At last, input stage upgraded with sweet hi-quality Fairchild NE5532 opamps instead stock TL072 opamp (will be supplied also).

Overall, device in perfect optical shape, LCD, encoder and all buttons working perfectly."

Waldorf Microwave I, Rev A, OS V2

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Waldorf Microwave I, revision A, OS v2, green LCD/blue panel, with CEM3389 filters.
Includes Mitsubishi 512KB RAM card.

This is one of first pre serial devices, laboratory piece, with no serial number even.
Device arrived with gray outboard mains transformer, not black bigger transformer which were used in serial devices later.
How you know, first revision of WM 1 was equipped with single mains transformer, out of device. In turn, revision B got two separate transformer inside device.
So, this particular device also was modded professionally with two transformers, to separate powering of analog and digital chains what positively affecting onto sound signature, more crisp on highs/mids, low enriching/articulation, better stereo and transients.
In fact, this is typical technical solution for high grade and pro audio devices, top AD/DA etc.
Other nice modding is refreshing old shaky encoder with new Bourns part, which also added very useful function - encoder pushing function which doubles Value/OK button and increase speed of operation and dialing.

Since WM 1 was produced with non-detachable mains cord, so, cord was equipped with standard IEC mains outlet to connect with usual mains cable.

Overall, device in good condition, LCD, buttons working perfectly. Goes with fat ! preliminary paper manual, Performance manual.

Mains - 230VAC."

Dan's Polymoog Restore (by synthpro)

video by synthpro

"This is a video going over a polymoog 203a (SN 4116) built around 1978/79"

Arturia MatrixBrute Noir 49-key Black Edition

Spotted this one on Sweetwatar's site, priced at $1999. Custom black MatrixBrute. No new functionality listed. Not sure if this is a Sweetwater exclusive. Check with dealers on the right for availability and additional deals.

Rebel Technology kits BLACK EDITION w/ Banananuts Releasing May 27th

via Rebel Technology

"We are proud to announce that we are shipping to dealers Rebel Technology kits with a new and elegant look: Matte black + Bananuts! Release date for these ones will be Thursday 27th May.

Klasmata, Logoi, Stoicheia and Phoreo are the most iconic modules from Rebel technology and this new look brings them back in full glory!

As you all know we have a collaboration with Rebel tech., where we design modules together, while Befaco provide manufacturing power and, most important, give strong opinions :) Hope you all like the new look and feel of these historical modules.

Pricing: Stoicheia Kit 100€ +TAX
Phoreo Kit 105€ +TAX
Klasmata Kit 105€ +TAX
Logoi Kit 105€ +TAX

Check with the dealers on the right for availibility.

Update: clarification: I originally posted Banana Jacks in the title. These are actually Banananuts - color coded for quick reference - black nuts are inputs, red are outputs.  Banana jacks are a different connector type found on Serge and Buchla systems.  But, you already know that.  :)

Thanks to Unknown in the comments for catching this.

Photographing Octatrack & OP-1 while Modular Synth Plays On

video by Oblivion Corner

"First, synth gear photography including Octatrack, OP-1 and Modular Rack. Second, a eurorack analog modular sound patching timelapse. Everything is explained and narrated.

Photography Gear: Canon EOS 30D with Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Video Gear: Fujifilm X-T4 with Fujinon 23mm f2
Modular Set Up (from left to right): TipTop Z3000 Oscillator, SSF WMD Ultrafold Wavefolder, Eowave Titan Oscillator, Busy Circuits ALM O/A/X2 Attenuverter, Mutable Instruments Links, Eowave Zone Basses Fréquences LFO, Intellijel Quadra Envelopes, Toppobrillo Multifilter SVF, Meng Qi DLPG Low Pass Gates, TipTop Mod Demix VCA, SSF Mixmode Mixer

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

Wild encounters Gotharman LD3 & Plinky

video by Meska

"Testing my travel setup with plinky & the ld3, awesome possibility for 2 small box
All drum are made with the ld3 perc oscilator no sample use
sub is juste one LD3 oscilatore going to my wavefolder/LPG filterboard (proto 1 ^^ ) controled by plinky (1voct follow the arpeg)
one of the glitchy voice going to plinky for same FX than arpeg
all flesh in the Pitch plinky input for chaos FM

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 or on the official YT page :

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

She's Back (tape loop, Acid Bee, Kaossilator, & kalimba)

video by poorness studios

"To kick off Weird Week, I attempted to use my new Acid Bee with some other instruments. I'm not really sure what I was going for but I kinda like the end result. I used a tape loop (played on my Sony TCM-200DV), the KORG KO-1 Kaossilator, and Aklot's acrylic kalimba along with the Acid Bee from Error Instruments."

Follow-up to Error Instruments Acid Bee: Unboxing & Demo

OBERHEIM 4 VOICE - Handmade miniature 1/6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Tom Oberheim SEM Pro

via this auction

Racked Cwejman S1 MK2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha TX816 8-Module FM Synthesizer SN 1777

via this auction

"Rad Yamaha TX816 , 8 modules of original DX7 12 bit FM bliss. This thing is really cool. I love The DX7 and this is literally 8 of them, same components etc. racked. All work and have no issues, batteries just replaced. The one minor issue this has is the grommet around the power button is gone, the unit turns on and off fine, its just a little wiggly when using."

Blue Korg 707 49-Key Performing Synthesizer

via this auction

"Classic late 80s fm synth with 4 key polyphony. These were popular with early detroit techno producers. This is a rare limited blue edition only released in Japan."

Siel Cruise Analogue Synth

via this auction

"The Cruise is a Siel mono synth and Siel Orchestra all rolled into one big mothership of a synthesizer. You can split the keyboard and also flip which end plays which synth section, you can stack sounds on top of each other. It's a monster synth and looks really impressive when you see it."

Pre-Moog Bode Vocoder Model No. 7702 SN 1515

via this auction

Pick of the inside below.

"Here is it, one of the rarest and most legendary vocoders on the planet. If you have been looking for the original Bode Model 7702 Sixteen Channel vocoder, this might be your once-in-a-lifetime chance! In the past 10 years of searching we have never seen another one of these for sale. How many of these are left in existence? It's in good shape and fully functional. Fully serviced by our tech. Sounds incredible. Fantastic for collector/curator or showpiece to have in your studio. Don't miss out!"

Roland MicroComposer MC-4

via this auction

Roland SB-55 Sound Canvas w/ SC-50 Sound Brush MIDI Player & Original Box

via this auction

Never seen the SC-50 Sound Brush before.

"Roland Sound Brush and Sound Canvas Setup. Both in good working order!

Perfect for a classic PC gaming setup or channeling some excellent early 90s sounds in your music.


- Roland SC-50 Sound Canvas MIDI Synth Module

- Roland SB-55 Sound Brush MIDI Sequencer/Player

- Remote for the SB-55

- Box for the SB-55 (I swear I have the manual and will include if I can figure out where I put it)

- I printed off a copy of the SC-50 manual so I’ll send that too

- Original power supplies for both. 1 of them is a bit wonky, so consider it 1 working/1 for repair. (It’s the supply itself that’s inconsistent, not the units. I used a single power supply with a splitter and the units themselves both work fine)"

Oberheim Matrix 1000

via this auction

Yamaha CS-80 w/ MIDI

video by Borish Electronics

"For sale is a Yamaha CS-80 keyboard. This synth has been almost completely refurbished. The power supply has been rebuilt, CMOS ICs have been replaced on all critical boards including the TSB boards, The TKC board, the KAS board, etc. Electrolytic capacitors have been replaced on all of the M cards! Tantalum capacitors have been replaced on the TSB1 and 2 boards! The synth was re-tolexed in 2015. Kenton MIDI has been added. The MIDI jacks are hiding inside the power cable compartment.

The synth was just professionally calibrated this week! There are no issues with this synth at all and I walk through every feature in the video. The pedals and stand are not available."

via this auction

KORG Z-1 // Physical Modelling Synth // Including Wavedrum // Part 1

video by LESINDES

"KORG Z-1 is a complete PSYCAL MODELLING WORKSTATION with complete virtual analog sound shaping with 2 VCFs and envelope generators.
Here is PART 1 of the long session now."

Instruo Harmonaig with Strega | 3 Plaits & Arbhar

Instruo Harmonaig | Part 01 | Solo with Strega
video by Cinematic Laboratory

"The Instruo Harmonaig (harmony) is designed to drive four voices into all kinds of chords and progressions. In this video I am using the Harmonaig to control Strega's pitch and delay speed into some amazing new sounds.
So when you spend some time with the Witch, don't forget to mult the pitch CV to the delay time. It's fun! I'll use the other two outputs to modulate Strega's various destinations. Harmonaig gets her pitch CV from two Maths channels (LFO) and Wogglebug random pitch. I am using a middle eastern scale to make the patch it a bit more exotic."

Instruo Harmonaig | Part 02 | Polyphony with 3 Plaits & Arbhar

video by Cinematic Laboratory

"After building a mono patch with the Harmonaig and Strega, it's now time to have some fun with three Plaits and the 1v/oct input of Arbhar. Music theory is very valuable when you need to compose something, but with Harmonaig, you can easily get away with not knowing any of it. I used Pressure Points to dial in a progression of four chords and used Marbles to add some variations."

How to turn a Nagra into a Mellotron-like tape sampler

video by HAINBACH

"In this video I show a very simple technique I discovered that turns a Nagra reel-to-reel recorder into a very versatile tape sampler / looper / echo with variable speed. Modding regular tape machines for vari-speed is something that can be done by skilled technicians, but professional machines for instrumentation or film sound recording often have external speed control. This can on some be 'misused' to control them via a control voltage sequencer. On the Nagra 4-L it is as simple as plugging a cable into the "speed" jack. As far as I know, this is rather unknown technique."

Presenting the Synth Explorer - Modular Synthesizer For Kids

video by tangible waves

"This is the first public presentation of the new educational system from tangible waves. The Synth Explorer is a small and affordable system with a careful selection of modules that enable a very large variety of experiments to make music, science and maths fun for kids while they are engaged with all their senses.

Carsten Eckelmann, aka The 5th Volt (, has presented this system at a synth meetup at Elk Elektronik in Wollong, Australia on the 22nd of May 2021.

To learn more about Synth Explorer or the AE Modular system please visit our website at

We also have a fantastic community of artists, beginners and wizards which you can find at

Also a big thank you to Ed from Elk Elektronik who organised this synthmeetup in his shop. You can find his website here:"

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

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