MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Six-Trak - tips, tricks & firmware update

video upload by Espen Kraft

"I recently upgraded the firmware in the Six-Trak to V14. Among other things this makes it possible to detune the oscillators in Unison mode, by using the "fine frequency" parameter.
Free/locked LFOs are also one of the features. Thanks Jack Z for sending me this!

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The Six-Trak arpeggiator is also notoriously difficult to sync up using anything but the Drumtraks, but I recently found out that the ISLA2400 has the ability to adjust its clock output to a value of 1 -99ms and the Six-Trak requires a 20ms clock pulse to sync up, and once dialed in the Six-Trak follows quite nicely, very good news in terms of live gigs."

Nicholas Semrad w/ the Tom Oberheim TVS Pro

This one is in via Geoff Farr of the GSF Agency.

KORG TRITON Rack Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Roland TR-6S Rhythm Performer - Quickfire Workshop

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Roland TR-6S BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Kraft Music Shares a Quickfire Workshop on the Roland TR-6S Rhythm Performer

The Roland TR-6S Rhythm Performer is a six-track version of the TR-8S in a compact package, delivering the same speaker-pummeling, window-rattling, body-moving sound. Featuring detailed circuit models of classic Roland TR drum machines, a large preset sample library with support for custom user samples, and an FM sound engine for futuristic tones, the TR-6S allows you to elevate your drum tracks, make beats on the go, and experience the joy of hands-on production. Its advanced sequencer offers sub-steps, flam, step-loop, motion recording, and more. With the option to run on four AA batteries or USB bus power, the TR-6S also functions as a high-quality USB audio/MIDI interface.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Roland TR-6S Rhythm Performer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new drum machine, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

MFOS Noise Toaster (Luna_NT) Analog Synthesis Demo and Tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"The Luna_NT was a custom build of the Noise Toaster from Music From Outer Space (MFOS). It is basically a full analog subtractive synthesizer voice, with VCO, VCF, VCA and two modulation sources: AR envelope and LFO. We go over each of the parameters of this instrument in detail and provide a basic tutorial on analog subtractive synthesis in the process.

Luna Lab Noise Research, which created this instrument, apparently no longer exists. However, one can still get the original Noise Toaster, including the PCB designed by the late Ray Wilson, as a kit from

You can also find the original design at

00:19 Background on the MFOS Noise Toaster and our Luna_NT version
01:22 Basic demo including bass sounds
02:51 VCO, and modulation with LFO and envelope generator
08:17 VCF parameters and modulation
11:48 VCA and envelope-generator modulation

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Moog Sample Hold Controller Model 1125 - Refurbished

video upload by 123synthland

"Moog Sample & Hold model 1125. Fully refurbished and for sale at For use with various Moog synthesizers such as the Minimoog, Moog System 55 and more. We buy, refurbish and sell vintage analog synths and electronic musical instruments. Please sign up for our newsletters at Thanks for watching!"

Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 4 Reissue Polyphonic Analog Synth Venta Instrumentos Vintage Olimusic

video upload by Pablo Olivera

Noise Engineering Summer 2017 | Live Modular Synth Jam

video upload by Noise Engineering

A way back jam.

Gear List

- Basimilus Iteritas (x2)
- Cursus Iteritas (x2)
- Manis Iteritas (x2)
- Pons Asinorum (Prototype)
- Mutable Instrments Clouds
- Lapsus Os (Prototype)
- Mimetic Digitalis (Prototype)
- Solo Vereo (Prototype)
- The Mullet
- Tip Top Circadian Rhythms
- Clep Diaz (Prototype)
- Make Noise LxD
- 2HP freez
- WMD/SSF Pole Zero
- Bastl ABC

.-- .... .- - - .... . ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. ... .. - . .-. .. - .- ...

Noise Engineering Live Modular Synth Jams

Strymon Song Elements – El Capistan dTape Echo

video upload by

"Welcome to episode 1 of Strymon Song Elements, where we utilize Strymon pedals to create a short song. Today we feature El Capistan dTape Echo on this 1980s synth pop inspired track. Stay tuned for more Song Elements videos! :)

Song by Ethan Tufts: [two vids below]

Instruments and Effects used:
Synth: Teenage Engineering OP1 » Strymon El Capistan
Synth: Oberheim Matrix-6 » Strymon El Capistan
Electric Piano: Wurlitzer 200A » Strymon El Capistan
Guitars: Fender Toronado » Strymon Iridium » Strymon El Capistan
Drums: Native Instruments Battery (no effects)
Bass: Native Instruments FM8 (no effects)"

Nerding out with Kawai K5 and Strymon TimeLine Delay [demo]

video upload by State Shirt

"You'll never believe what we found sitting on the curb in our neighborhood a few months back. This fully operational Kawai K5 digital synth! A neighbor put a few keyboards on the curb and posted an ad to Craigslist. I guess the original owner got sick of additive synthesis. So we took the Kawai home and fired it up. It's a digital synth made in 1987, and seems to have it's own unique sound. I decided to plug it into my trusty Strymon TimeLine delay and see if I could come up with a few sounds and some song ideas for my new album. After many months, I finally completed the demo of the two together. :)"

Nostalgia 1989: Yamaha SY77 [demo]

video upload by State Shirt State Shirt

Chameleons intro.

"I've lusted after the Yamaha SY77 ever since I was a kid, but could never afford one until recently. I just picked this one up on eBay. It's beat up and a few things are broken, but for $300 it was a steal. I hadn't thought about this instrument for years—and it's weird finally being able to play through it considering how much I wanted one as a kid.

Demo at the end features Strymon BigSky and Strymon Deco. Signal chain is SY77 » BigSky » Deco. Putting Deco last in chain gives a unique vibe—the Tape Saturation really mellows out the rough edges, and the Doubletracker can add some nice 80s sounding modulation. I didn't spend any time writing any patches for the SY77—I just used some factory sounds and whatever the previous owner had already saved."

Isla Instruments release major OS update for the S2400 sampler

"Isla Instruments is proud to announce a major OS update to their S2400 sampler. The update adds two important new features: USB Audio and MIDI Tracks. This is the biggest OS update since the S2400 release and includes many other improvements, features, and fixes.

Update details:

Full sound card functionality with 2-in / 10-out USB audio (48kHz, 16-bit)
Outputs 10 channels of USB Audio. Stereo mix plus eight individual channels
USB sampling allows recording of stereo USB Audio from a computer
Up to 32 tracks of MIDI recording and playback
Can function as MIDI controller with flexible MIDI fader/knob assignments
Improvements to Live Looping
Enhanced MIDI control of Sample tracks
Undo/Redo for pattern editing
Many other small improvements and fixes

The OS update is available now, free to all S2400 owners, from the Isla Instruments website."

Video to cover the features incoming tomorrow. Be sure to check the day's posts.

Cherry Audio Introduces Memorymode - Memorymoog Based Soft Synth

video upload by Cherry Audio

"Memorymode is Cherry Audio's brand new flagship virtual instrument, delivering a one-two punch of huge tonality and incredible features for the modern musician.

Memorymode is based upon one of the very best-sounding polyphonic programmable analog synthesizers of the 80s - the legendary Memorymoog synthesizer. Memorymode was expertly modeled upon a vintage Memorymoog originally owned by jazz legend Chick Corea. It expands upon the original without compromising any of the sound or functionality that made it great, and does away with the reliability, maintenance, and tuning issues of the original.

Memorymode features super-accurate replications of the original three-oscillator voice architecture and a precise implementation of the coveted ladder filter circuit, a streamlined and simplified user interface, and a number of creative and convenient features aimed at modern music makers."

Follow-up to this post.

NLC PILLs quick review/demo

video upload by Meska

NLC PILLs was featured in the cellF - live human neurons based modular synth. This is a new stand alone module version.

"Quick demo of the NLC PILLs, little chaotic audio rate modul, based on PLL, and vactrole controled.
Product page:

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

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

via Nonlinearcircuits

"This is a raw 12HP 1U version of the Mobius PiLL. It uses two cross-coupled Phase locked loop (PLL) ICs that go in and out of chaotic zones at audio rates. If you like making electronic noise, this module is for you. Oh yeh, it has vactrols. It is a pretty simple build and capable of a wide variety of sounds. The demo below is my usual noisy effort but it can be tamed if you choose to feed it CVs from sequencers.

There are 5 inputs, everything affects everything: FM IN - feeds both PLL ICs CV Range 1 & 2 - these control the vactrols. The control circuits are very simple…..a resistor and a vactrol! CV 1 & 2 - these inject a signal into the VCO control input, shove in anything from audio to CV rates and see what you get.

The 4 outputs are from the PLL VCOs and the phase comparators, all are pulse/square waves running from 0-approx 5V.

Matte black and white panels for Pulp Logic and Intellijel formats are available, please specify when ordering.

Please note the white Pulp Logic panel has the manufacturing code on the front, I paid extra for this not to happen but the manufacturer did it anyway and gave me my $1.50 back. It would be a greater crime to chuck the panels because of this, so it is there, use some whiteout if you really hate it. In the same order I specified gloss black panels and got matte, also specified white PCBs and got one batch of white and one batch of green. Somebody was a bit unfocused that day.

Assembled modules are built to order. They will be ready to ship within 1 week of ordering, usually I manage it in 1-2 days."


video upload by MATTHS

"#MATTHS aka #MattHodson takes us through his monster #eurorack #modular live performance case that has been the result of months of design. In part 2 we get into some of the sound design aspects and routing options.

Part 1 here

0:00 Intro
2:30 Changes
4:45 Sounds
4:56 Braids
6:28 Envelope mixing
8:24 4MS
9:06 Threetom MS22 filter joy
9:30 Maths not MATTHS
11:05 Sidechain using Envelopes
13:19 Another voice
14:49 Camera freak out
17:15 FX
18:13 Drums
19:17 Distortion
21:10 Pads (polyphonic)
22:00 Bitbox
23:00 Parallel Limiting/Compression
29:00 Complete change the vibe - Clouds
33:30 More distortion
42:20 Questions
47:00 The Ambient Hour

Connect with MATTHS for live streams, broadcasts, music and more:


Moon Modular 569 Sequencer Basics

video upload by John L Rice

"I 'thought' I could whip this out in about 3 hours (lol) but I spent over 3 days on it so I decided to cut myself off, even though it needed a lot more content, better examples, reshoots, editing, and enhancements! So, it's like a rough draft of what it was intended to be, but if you have questions please post them in the comments section and I'll try to clarify!

0:00 Beginning
0:17 Introduction
0:36 Master Section Overview
1:29 Single Row Overview
2:17 Single Row Detailed Description
3:41 Congrats, you now know that I make dumb dad jokes! ;-)
4:07 Audio Examples With Text (no voiceover)
4:12 Basic Modes
4:45 Shift Inputs
4:59 Shift Button
5:12 Direction Switches
6:40 Range Switches
7:07 Step OFF Example
7:30 SKIP Function Example
7:55 RESET Function Example
8:39 STOP Function Example
9:00 Modes Affect Jacks And Function Switches
10:28 The Mysterious 2x8-8 And 1x16-16 Modes
11:10 Please Ignore My Modifications ;-)
11:30 Light Wiggling To The End
12:47 End

Gear Used In This Video:
Moon Modular 569 Quad Sequential Voltage Source
Synth Tech MOTM-300 VCO and MOTM-380 LFO
Moon Modular 517 VCF
Oakley/Krisp1 Dual VCA
STG Soundlabs Envelope
Strymon BigSky and Timeline pedals
Lexicon MX400
Allen & Heath MixWizard 20S
Tascam SD-20M flash recorder
Canon C100 MkII camera
Canon CN-E 20mm lens
PC running Windows 10 Pro
Sony Vegas Pro 13 NLE
Stedman N90 microphone
John Hardy M-1 mic pre
Warm Audio WA-2A compressor

I recommend downloading the Moon Modular 569 PDF document:

When I buy new Moon modules I always get them from NoiseBug:"

MOS-LAB Uranus Project Video

video upload by MOS-LAB

Instruments used :

ARP 2600 : FX
PPG 300 Modular : FX Sequence
EMU Modular : Sequence
OSC Oscar : Arpegio
RSF Kobol : Lead
Moog Minitmoog : Oboe
RMI Harmonic Synthesizer : FX Sequence
Bruel & Kjaer 1022 : FX
Synton Syrinx : Bass
FB3100 : Strings pad
Mellotron V

Full Bucket Music FB-3100 - KORG PS-3100 Soft Synth

via Full Bucket Music

The FB-3100 is a software instrument for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) simulating the KORG PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer from 1977. It is written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. Main features are:

Close emulation of behavior and all controls of the original hardware
Band-limited oscillators, classic two-pole lowpass filters
Resonators section
Two Modulation Generators, Sample & Hold
Additional paraphonic Envelope Generator
Semi-modular patch panel
Micro-tuning option
Additional tweaks
MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)

YAMAHA Wind Synth WX-7 w/ TX81Z & Voice Bank Cassette Tape

via this auction

Pic of the tape case below for those into synth paraphanelia.

TX81Z is SN NM03816
WX7 is SN NP02889

Dreadbox NYX V2 Semi-Modular Duophonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland V-Synth XT SN ZU52446

via this auction

PULSAR-23 in-depth explanation HI-HAT & Soft Tunes Demo

video upload by Vlad Kreimer

PULSAR-23 soft tunes

video upload by Vlad Kreimer

Vlad Kreimer PULSAR-23 posts

Galassi - Splinters from I Robot / draft#53

video upload by Sebastian Galassi

Yamaha CS15D & Solina

02-The UDO Super 6-Introduction

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is an introduction to the structure and unique concept of the UDO Super 6.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the UDO Super 6 in order to provide the various parts necessary. No external equalization or effects were used. The drums were created through programming the Korg Triton LE and processing the results through the Landscape Stereo Field."

AutomaticGainsay Super 6 posts

DSP: SYNCUSSION SY1 - Sound Pack for Polyend Tracker, Digitakt & Analog Rytm

video upload by MrDataline

The first Dataline Sound Pack (DSP) features 100 samples from the classic Syncussion SY1 drum synthesiser. These samples were recorded using both of the SY1 oscillators as layers. Analog Rytm sending 2 individual trigs, at the same time, to the 2 Syncussion channels. Both of these channels would be mixed and sampled in the Rytm. To celebrate these samples, I have made exclusive patterns to some good old machines - which are featured in the video as audio examples and bundled with the DSP:SYNCUSSION SY1!

The DSP: SYNCUSSION SY1 includes,
- 100 Royalty Free One Shot Samples at 16Bit 48Khz
- 8 Patterns for Polyend Tracker, Digitakt & Analog Rytm"

VAI 41 : Solton Disco 64

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"We're having so much fun with this machine - The Solton Disco 64 was made in very small numbers in Pocking, Germany in the early eighties.

Originally built as a big 2 keyboard organ for home users, a few of these stand alone units were produced as well. There are 4 sections on board :
analog drum section with mute options
analog bass section with resonance and low pass filter
string machine
various chord sounds.

The string machine and bass section can be played independently, like a synth, which would have been great if the action of the keys was better, it's very tough to play."

Roland TB-303 + AKAI EX65D(Digital Delay)

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

This appears to be the first post to feature the EX65D.

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

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