MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Making weird sounds on the OB-6 from scratch

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"starting from an initialized patch we'll build some cool sounds from scratch using the beautiful Sequential/Oberheim OB-6 analog synthesizer."

8-Step Sequencer for Oberheim Four Voice System by Analogue Solutions

via @analogue_solutions:

"This is an 8-step sequencer by Analogue Solutions. A special custom front panel was made to closely match the look of the 4 Voice. There were a limited number of these available for anyone lucky enough to own a 4 voice."

You can just find a video of one here, and an FVS system with one previosly listed here.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Freq Boutique 050 - Back at the FORT

video upload by WMDevices

"Freq Boutique is going back to Fort Greene for an in person showcase!

Set times:
7:00 Skyprojection
7:30 Gerald Fjord
8:00 The Aefonic
8:30 EZBOT
9:00 monoscene
9:30 Memory Bell

All times pm Mountain Time.

Freq Boutique is a monthly event catered around modular synthesizers and synthesists. You can think of it kind of like like an open mic night for synth heads. Free to attend at Fort Greene in Denver, CO.

Sign up to play: https://www.coloradomodularsynthsocie..."

Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt Digital Synthesizer Custom Oscillator Development: The Super Saw

video upload by Graham Keane

"In this video we will attempt to emulate the Super Saw oscillator, which first featured on the Roland JP-8000, on the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer using the logue-sdk.


Project Website: https://korgnts1beginnersguide.wordpr..."

Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt Digital Synth Custom Oscillator Demo: UberSaw (Super-Saw Emulation) Audio Only
video upload by Graham Keane

"In this video I demonstrate the features of the custom oscillator I built for the Korg NTS-1 Nu:Tekt digital synthesizer using the logue-SDK."

Additional NTS-1 videos by Graham Keane:

PikoPiko Profree-4 prototype ver.1.0 first sound test

video upload by PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

See the PikoPiko label below for more.

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rack SN 0244 w/ Stereoping VS Controller & Manuals

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The Prophet VS uses Vector Synthesis as its revolutionary new means of sound creation. It uses a total of four oscillators per voice with 127 waveforms (32 user) and dynamic waveform crossfading via the joystick. This was Sequential's first digital synth, and it was also their final synth unfortunately.


Overall the VS is in good cosmetic condition, top panel shows heavy wear (scratches and dents) from being in and out of racks over the years, the top cavity plate opens with no trouble.

Currently loaded with OS 1.1, a few of the buttons are sticky from time to time, but all functions perform as expected.

The previous owner mentioned that one of the CEM5530's was replaced. The repair looks to have been performed by John Leimseider (RIP) based upon the SSM chips & the fact that it's on a standoff, however we cannot confirm this. Pro job to say the least.

Everything else is original, so that means the screen is blue and weird to read at certain angles (most folks replace with an OLED) and the power supply hums (you can buy modern replacements for around $350.)

The Stereoping VS Controller connects via MIDI and allows you to control most parameters remotely, works like a charm.

Original VS and VS Controller manuals are included."

1983 Roland SH-101 Gray w/ Mod Grip SN 375288

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

ARP 2600 Analog Synthesizer Meticulously Refurbished 2601

via this auction

Tone Tweakers eBay

Tone Tweakers Reverb

"This unit was disassembled, cleaned inside and out, meticulously serviced, with some future-proofing measures and fully and repeatedly tested by vintage synth specialists with decades of experience (us). This process required 22 hours of skilled labor. The result is an ARP 2601 that is much better than the rest. Don't settle for less / get what you pay for.

This unit is working perfect, is ready to play, and will hopefully outlast all others."

Oberheim Xpander SN Y60109

via this auction

EMU Ensoniq PK-6 Proteus Keys Synth w/orig PROM1 SN 060303165

via this auction

You can find a demo of a PK-6 here.

"This has the original 32MB ROM that it shipped with when new... the PROM1, also known as the Proteus Pop Collection ROM. It has 5 banks of 128 presets in this ROM for a total of 640 presets. You can add up to 3 more E-MU if you wish to expand the sound pallet. Sorry, no returns due to the massive size and weight of this item. I have gone over it carefully and checked every key and botton and knob and its all in perfect working order.

This PK-6 was built in 2002 and it has the OS V1.01 installed.

1152 Presets (512 in RAM, 640 in ROM) ~ 1173 Instruments ~ 64 Voice Polyphany ~ 16 MIDI Channels ~ 76 different FX ~ 50 Z-plane Filters ~ 4 Audio Outs ~ Super Beats Mode ~ 4 Simm Sockets for ROM cards ~ 2 Foot Switch ports ~ MIDI in/out/thru"

Sequential Prophet 6 & Boss DM2W Delay Waza Craft

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist


video upload by Mason Chrysler

"Fun sketch with the Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80, a mono synth with filters inspired by the iconic Yamaha CS-80. I love this synth. It's truly magical and unpredictable in ways at times with essentially an endless palette of analog tone in front of you.. but it is also just so easy to dial in sounds with the plethora of knobs and switches packed in. And I LOVE the formant sounds you can coax out of it.. My only mono now, no regrets.. The interface feels very natural and inviting. I have way too many photos of patches on my phone that I still need to take the time to convert into a PDF book with the proper patch sheet file from SE. Anyway - SE80 recorded into Logic. Some (software) FX and processing applied etc etc etc. All sounds SE80 except for the backing choir I felt compelled to add and keep in (8DIO Requiem ). Thanks for listening! I hope this inspires you in any sort of way."

Introducing Capt'n BIG-O and Mr. Phil Ter by Cre8audio

video upload by Patchwerks Seattle

In this video resident expert Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) shares Cre8audio's newest modules: Capt 'n BIG-O and Mr. Phil Ter. Capt'n BIG-O is a fully analog oscillator built from the ground up to sound uniquely warm and huge. The oscillator also sports a wavefolder and a drive circuit, both of which you can route external signals into. Mr Phil Ter is a classic transistor ladder filter with a built in VCA and envelope generator. Along with these two new modules Cre8audio also released a two tier all wood rack stand for their popular Nifty Cases.

Order a Capt'n BIG-O here:
Order a Mr Phil Ter here:
Demo by: Matthew Piecora
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

Captn'n Big-O - analog VCO introduction and feature overview

video upload by Cre8audio

"Captn'n Big-O is a 100% fully analog eurorack compatible VCO with wave shaping. In this video, Cre8audio partner Richard Nicol of Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers takes us all on a tour of Capt'n Big-O's features and provides a few samples of how it sounds."

Mr. Phil Ter introduction, feature overview, and noise
video upload by Cre8audio

"What if your filter module also had a VCA and an envelope generator? Would a name like Mr. Phil Ter be a good name for it? Probably not right? Well, we at Cre8audio never claimed to be marketing geniuses (except for our jerk marketing person, but we rarely listen to them).

Anyway, check out Mr. Phil Ter, or 'Phil' as we affectionately call it. It's 12hp of filter, VCA, and envelope generator for all your sound manipulation needs."

Cre8audio BigEARS for NiftyCASE
video upload by Cre8audio

"Introducing this fantastic miracle of science! That's right, 2 pieces of nice wood (birch) made specifically to stack 2 Cre8audio NiftyCASES together for double your Nifty pleasure!

NiftyCASE BigEARS are made specifically for NiftyCASE, a powered eurorack compatible modular synthesizer case with built-in MIDI to CV conversion made by Cre8audio. It's Nifty!"

Sequential Pro 3 Patch Morphing Demo

video upload by Synthetic World 859

"This is a little jam utilizing the patch morphing feature of the brand new OS I mostly used it to change the delay time, feedback, and reverb predelay, but it also brings the mixer section back home.

I used two square wave LFOs to create arp-like effects within the sequence controlled by the mod wheel. The touch slider affects the noise level, filter cutoff, filter drive, filter envelope release, and more tuning from the square LFOs.

Overall this jam felt a lot like what I do with my modular systems, which is pretty amazing considering it's 'just a mono.' It's the combination of great bones-basic sound, a strong sequencer, modular-level modulation matrix, lovely FX, and enough performance controls to get into a flow.

The update also introduced some clicking into the signal path when some of the FX are applied. This issue was basically immediately fixed in OS (released only a couple hours after, but I made this video before downloading the update me crazy but I think the clicks added a nice little bit of dimension here, so I'll take it."

Flight Of The Navigator - Sequential Prophet Rev2

video upload by Laurence Owen

"What do you play when you first get a massive analog 80s polysynth? Stranger Things? Blade Runner?
For me: Flight Of The Navigator. From the movie score by Alan Silvestri.

This is the Sequential / Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2 desktop module, 16-voice version. This is using preset F2 P33, called 'C.S.A.T.'"

Great Synth Mysteries Ep. 4: Whatever Happened to the LinnDrum II

video upload by Noir Et Blanc Vie

"So, it's been over 2 years since I completed an episode of Great Synth Mysteries. Cool. Well, I honestly thought about this for at least a year, really hard to top that Jexus two parter ya know. The reason this story worked was because I was lucky enough to find a solid storyline using Internet Wayback Machine, so the research took FOREVER. (Plus, new interviews gave me better insights) I'll probably do 1 of these a year going forward, but these are by far my favorites. I'm a story teller, and this (while it takes sometimes a dang year) is the ultimate rush for brain like mine who needs to tell a compelling story. I hope you enjoy it, and I thank everyone who deals with all my low effort content in the meantime lol

MIKE HIEGEMANN - (nodes and wires)
...and more.

Shoutout GamerFromMars, this series and artwork has always been inspired by him."

Additional posts mentioning the BoomChik and LinnDrum II.

Utopia Theme Sequence

video upload by boxoftextures

"When I was a kid growing up in New York City in the early 1970s I would listen to WNEW-FM all the time, but especially from 10pm to 2am when Allison Steele, the Night Bird, was on the air. WNEW was a progressive rock station, not really the same meaning as today's term 'prog rock,' but more that the DJs played what they wanted with no playlists. And one night in 1974 Allison Steele played a song from a new band I'd never heard of before, Todd Rundgren's Utopia. I was 14, and I was instantly hooked. The song was over 14 minutes long, and was from a live show. I was heavily into keyboards and they had three keyboard players, one with a giant modular. The bass and drums were incredibly tight. And on top of that was Todd Rundgren, abandoning his pop stylings and going full on prog. And then, after being entranced through the first half of the tune, they all stopped, and the sequencer started up. That was it for me. Instant favorite, and started me down the path to synthesizers. Where I still am today.

So that sequence has pretty much always been in my head, and in a way influenced my entire life. It was life-changing for me. And so here it is, recreated. A 'simple' six-note sequence, but super fast, and constantly shifting. Six notes, but that section of the song is in 4/4. Except that the main lines are on the ones but the answering lines start on the 3 before the one beat. So you have six against four, and your four is being interrupted by the answering refrain. You're constantly off balance, but then again things are also constantly being resolved. And then they all pause, back at the sequence, and he rips into the most amazing guitar solo I've ever heard. The whole thing is genius. Todd Rundgren, perhaps at his peak.

Featuring Multiphonics CV-1 from Applied Acoustics Systems

Video captured with CleanShot X
Audio recorded with QuickTime Player
Voiceover recorded in Sound Studio using an AudioTechnica BHPS1 Broadcast Headset
Audio routing done with Loopback

Edited in DaVinci Resolve 17 on a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

Twitter: @selgart

MOK WaveRazor

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"It's been a pleasure to experiment with the MOK #Waverazor for a few days. I am still getting to know this beast and it's not an easy module to fathem, but here's a few examples of how it works and what it can do. If you're into noisy oscillators, this one is defintely up to the task!

Please note my video's are not sponsored and I don't use monetizing because I hate adds. If you want to support my work, check out my ever growing album on Bandcamp: https://cinematiclaboratory.bandcamp...."

KAWAI POP SYNTH SOUND MODULE - PHm | Can You Make a 80s Hit Song With Only a Dirt Cheap Synth?

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Is it possible to make catchy retro synthpop music with only a cheap synth module from the late 80s? Does gear really matters if the song is strong enough to begin with? You decide!

The Kawai PHm 'the pop module' from 1989. A non-GM module of the PH50. 200 presets which sounds like down-sampled versions of the Kawai K1 sounds.

I find this module highly capable of making gritty, crunchy and beautiful sounds and with a bit of (lots actually) compression, EQ, reverb and arranging I think this sounds perfect for this song. I wouldn't want to change out one single sound."

I somehow missed this one; spotted it in the following listing:

via this auction

"Kawai PHm Pop Synth Module

• Wide variety of tones
The PHm offers a choice of 250 tones: 200 single sounds plus 50 combinations. Together, they cover a wide range from piano and bass to percussion and special effects – all recorded with the same high- quality PCM sound.
• Five-part sequencing
The PHm simultaneously supports up to five parts: a combination of up to 4 tones selected from the 200 available single sounds plus a separate PCM drum section which contains 16 instruments of drum and percussion. The PHm’s VARIABLE MULTI TIMBRE functions automatically allocate the use of the 16 voices available for the five parts for maximum effect.
• Pre-programmed rhythms
The PHm offers a choice of 30 built-in rhythm patterns – everything from 50’s rock through rap – that are instantly available to enhance your keyboard performance.
• Compact, half rack size
The PHm’s compact, lightweight (1.2 kg) design makes it easy to carry and small enough to place on top of a synthesizer or digital piano. An optional adaptor enables it for rack mounting.

Number of voices: 16 Maximum
Tone Patches: 250 (200 Tones/50 Combinations)
Rhythm: 30 Patterns Start/Stop, Intro/Fill In, Tempo, Rhythm Volume
Combination Edit: 30 Forms Assign, Volume
System: Tune, Transpose, Transmit Channel, Receive Channel, Omni On/Off, Program Change, Pressure On/Off, Pitch Bend On/Off, Modulation On/Off, Volume On/Off, Hold On/Off, Velocity On/Off
Others: Power, Master Volume, MIDI
Jacks: L (Mono)/R, MIDI (In,Out,Thru)
Display: 3 LEDs"

E-MU Systems Vintage Keys

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"E-MU Systems Vintage Keys rackmount 90's rompler loaded with some tasty vintage synthesizer sounds. Includes original user manual.

Лель УДС (аналоговый драм модуль СССР) | LEL' UDS (USSR analog drum module)

video upload by weedanalog tapemachine

via this auction

"One of the best analog drum module from USSR

Looks good . Fully functional!

Professional maintenance service was performed. All electrolytic capacitors were replaced!

can work from any trigger signals, from sound from a phone or sound card to
any device with cv output such as arturia keystep, beatstep pro, korg sq 1

individual inputs and outputs for each module

Input/Output - 1/4 jack
The supply voltage of the unit - 220"

AELITA / soviet 3 VCO analog synth with MIDI SN 6764

video upload by weedanalog tapemachine

via this auction

Yamaha CS20M

video upload by weedanalog tapemachine

via this auction

Roland HS-60 SN 562015

via this auction

"If your looking at this then you probably know what it is and what it can do but just incase , this is a Roland Juno 106 with speakers and a different colour way. The Components, Circuitry and amazing sound with that classic Chorus effect are all exactly the same as a 106, if anything these are now slightly rarer .

Just back from a full professional service, all in excellent working order and sounding great. This has been lovingly maintained in a smoke free studio, never gigged or travelled."

SCI Tom Sequential Circuits Tauntek MikeSynth

video upload by Mikus Pilatus

"Quick demo of a Tom doing an 808 style beat"

NISSIN C-16 CUP NOODLE Digital Synthesizer Keytar (Casio SK-1) & Vongon Ultrasheer Reverb

video upload by Band Spectra

"Recently bought the NISSIN C-16 CUP NOODLE Digital Synthesizer Keytar (which is basically a special edition Casio SK-1) for my 3 year-old. A quick jam running it through the glorious Vongon Ultrasheer reverb & vibrato pedal whilst he is at nursery.

Piano setting on the Cup Noodle (for lead)
Brass Ensemble with portamento (for drone)
Bright Delay on the Ultrasheer with random vibrator giving the tape wobble.
Slight Valhalla delay added post."

Live Modular Synthesizer Techno Performance 2021: Jay Shore - With Time to Spare

video upload by DublawMusic

"Jay Shore showcasing a live performance of a new techno track "with time to spare." Using his Eurorack Modular Synthesizer, Jordan (a.k.a. Jay Shore) uses modules from Mutable Instruments, Erica Synths, Make Noise, Intellijel and more to create his sounds. Whilst he does have two seperate sequencers in his case, in this instance all the sequencing is coming directly from the Arturia Beatstep Pro."

See the outdoor views label below if you enjoy them. You can find outdoor performances via the outdoor label.

Artisan Electronics Nucleus Oscillator 2

video upload by Mike @ Artisan

Update: video re-uploaded for those that missed it.

"Analog Saw Core Oscillator with many tricks.. PWM, Sub Octave, FM, XOR, and Hard Sync"

Follow-up to this post.

Krotos Concept2 Synth - Presentation

video upload by sonicstate

"We take a look at the new features of the Krotos Audio Concept 2 synthesizer plug-in which has just been released. An update to the original Concept which won our NAMM 2019 best software, it expands on the capabilities with a new Granular Oscillator type, extra filters, more simple routing options, extra filter types, plus and expanded FX section and more convolution presets.

Matt takes us through the new features as well as highlighting some of the existing ones.

Concept2 is available now at at a discounted price of £78 (34% off)"

Concept 2 is everything you want in a modern synth plugin, beautiful sounds without the complexity of operation found in many other synths.Your time is valuable, and so we wanted to give you access to a rich sound design palette without having to spend time learning how to use it. With Concept 2, you can get lost in the music, not the manual.

videos uploaded by Krotos Audio

Depeche Mode - A Question Of Time with the E-MU Emulator II

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

all sounds: E-MU Emulator II Sampling Synthesizer (1984)
recording: multi-track played by hand
fx: reverb and delay

Written by Depeche Mode , Album: Black Celebration (1986)

RetroSound synthesizer demo videos since january 2007.
Everything is free. If you like my work, you can also support me with the purchase of my merchandise (shirts, bags, mugs, stickers) or one of my music albums. Thank you!"

[KORG Polysix VST FREE Preset] Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night

video upload by Elemnt

"Giving away a FREE preset for Korg Polysix VST plugin 'Sunglasses At Night' by Corey Hart.

SHARE and DOWNLOAD the custom preset here:

Also, hardware Polysix from 0:03 until 0:48 where software is playing. Hardware vs software (not matched but close settings)"

Behringer RD-9 [User Review] Rhythm Designer Analog Drum Machine

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2021

Today I am giving a user review of the new Behringer RD-9 Analog Drum Machine.
The RD-9 is an affordable re-issue of the Roland TR-909 all-analog circuitry.
With some updated functionality.
This is not another typical audio comparison video, nor tutorial.
How does it sound?
Whats the design, construction quality and workflow like?
Do I like the features?
How does it compare to other analog drum machines currently available?
I'll break it all down for you right here, right now.

0:00 Introduction
0:42 Build Quality + Connections Overview
2:52 Sounds + Features Overview
6:25 Other Similar Drum Machines
7:25 Summary of Final Thoughts

Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05."

Arturia V Collection 8.1 - What's New?

video upload by Arturia

"V Collection continues to evolve and improve to make your musical journey more fun, more intuitive, and more accessible. In this video, Bryan takes you through the latest extra features of the free V Collection 8.1 update, including OB-Xa V enhancements, Analog Lab V Accessibility, new Oddsound MTS-ESP microtuning capabilities, and much more.

00:00 Intro
01:08 OB-Xa V new features
01:30 Voice Dispersion
03:56 Oscillators sync mode
04:31 Envelope retrig
05:24 Enhanced chord mode
05:38 Microtuning
07:53 NKS & new presets
08:57 Analog Lab Accessibility
09:14 Midi & Macros"


video upload by Isobutane

Patch Tuesday: Folding Modulations with Fold 6

video upload by Joranalogue Audio Design

"Today's #PATCHTUESDAY is all about folding modulation! You know Fold 6 as a compact yet powerful #eurorack audio wavefolder, but its dual-input DC-coupled signal path also makes it perfect for spicing up your LFOs. Give it a try!"

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

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