MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, July 19, 2021

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Herbs and Stones Gentle Wham - six voice analog drum synth

video upload by Gianluca Herbertson

"Some sounds from the new Herbs and Stones Gentle Wham!

Sequenced with an Arturia Beatstep pro."

Follow-up to this post.

And the living weep | Roland System 8 Jupiter 8 plug-out demo

video upload by MIDERA

"Two weekends ago, my daughter was stung not once but twice by a wasp. I watched it happen. Right in front of my eyes. She was standing in her kiddie pool and while bees had been flying around looking for water, the yellow jackets weren't really nearby. But then one flew down from the tree and went right into her shirt. I ran to her, but it wasn't fast enough. She screamed out in pain - and kept doing so. I tried hitting the spot where it could have been. I never saw it... but I saw the marks it left. It got her at least twice.

She cried in agony for an hour. We tried to console her - but it was difficult. I took a nap with her, hoping that would make her feel better.

The physical pain was gone... but the emotional one hadn't started yet. The whole next week she refused to go outside. "Are there bugs outside?" Yes - there are, and we can't guarantee you'd never be stung again. Bad things happen, to all of us, at one time or another, but we can't just sit in the house forever. Logic wouldn't still her (why would it?). If we even mentioned the outdoors she'd panic.

I had to explain that the one wasp was a rogue, that bees are mostly friendly, and that flies only care about poop. Today - we did manage to get her outside by bringing out a thing to make bubbles. She was brave. It's always nice when you see your child be brave."

Now THAT's a lot of 80s synth brochures!

video upload by Espen Kraft

"I read many of these these to bits in the actual 80s.
I'm constantly on the lookout for replacements and recently I got a big stack from a guy in Sweden. I paid a pretty penny, but totally worth it just for the nostalgia alone.

In this video I go through many of them. So if you're in the mood for some Espen Kraft narration, 35 minutes worth, then grab a cold drink and just relax. The time machine is ready to roll....."

ARP 2600 plus Modular July Jam

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"This two minute jam features bass from the Korg ARP 2600 FS. A sequence voice is provided by a Behringer ARP 2500 eurorack modules. Percussion is supplied by Mutable Instruments Peaks driven by a Euclidean Circles gate sequencer. The lead is provided by a modular plus delay from a prototype version of the Swiss Daisy DSP module by"

Korg PS-3200 Polyphonic Synthesizer with Kenton MIDI + PS-3010 Keyboard + PS-3001 60 pins cable

via this auction

"Korg PS-3200 Polyphonic Synthesizer completely overhauled by Synther (Spain) some years ago and serviced by Moogchild Synthdrome just before shipping. In excellent shape, a collector's choice. We've restored quite a few PS-3200s and we can say that this is the one in the best condition of them all.

- Kenton MIDI retrofit instaled, patch cables included
- New wood cases for both synthesizer and keyboard.
- All electrolytic capacitors replaced.
- All boards connectors cleaned.
- All pots and switches cleaned.
- New standard IEC power cord connection at the back, but we can revert the modification and re-enable the original front connection.
- Three months warranty after purchase.
- All standard voltages selectables."

Yamaha CS-60 w/ Midi

via this auction

"CS-60 in near mint condition, fully restored by Nick Montoya of Moog music with Kenton midi kit installed. Comes with rare vinyl case for the legs, music stand and foot pedal. Makes for a nice collectable and is computer studio ready. Custom wood stand and upper shelf are available as well (sold separately)"

Yamaha CS50 (improv jam)

video upload by Osceeulator

via this auction

"Meticulously refurbished Yamaha CS 50 by the one and only Switched On! They completely restored it back to its full potential and plays like a dream! Comes with legs/stand and hard case lid (hard to come by)"

Moog MemoryMoog Plus Synth With Chase Bliss CXM 1978

video upload by Osceeulator

"A nice brassy string/pad patch from the Moog Memorymoog running through the presets of the Chase Bliss CXM 1978 Reverb. Also this Memorymoog has the stereo mod, so everything you hear is in stereo. Let me know what you think in the comments or what you want to see next. Enjoy!"

Korg Polysix synth, Chase Bliss CXM 1978, Glou Glou Deja Vu, Red Panda Particle delay, Meris Enzo

video upload by Osceeulator


In this video I give my new pedalboard build a run through with the Korg Polysix synth. With the Korg Polysix being mono I decided to use the headphone out jack with a TRS split cable to achieve “stereo” before it hit my stereo pedalboard. Notice the locations of each pedal in the stereo field listed below... (left pan, center pan, right pan).

Main pedals that are being used are

Neon Egg Planetarium V2 plus Behringer RD8 for sidechain (top left; center pan) -
At first im only using the compressor feature on it (probably should have left it off due to the increase in hiss/noise) then i add in the stereo Chorus around 2:44 until i hit the 5:35 mark when i activate the RD8 drum machine. When this happens im sending the cowbell signal from the RD8 (4 on the floor) to the sidechain input of the Neon Egg Planetarium V2. Then..... BOUNCE

Next pedal I introduce is the

Red Panda Particle Delay V1 (bottom right white pedal, left pan)-
Setting is a nice decaying delay

Next I bring in the

Glou Glou Deja Vu (bottom left blue pedal, right pan)-
A nice underwater experience with a phaser/vibrato as well as a filter being controlled by separate LFOs

Then I turn on the

Chase Bliss CXM 1978 (top right white pedal, center pan)-
This completely meshes and melds the right and left field together to create the sonic bliss that you hear

From there I remove the Glou Glou in the signal chain from the Bored Brain Patchulator 8000 and connect the

Meris Enzo (bottom right good pedal, right pan) -

I go through various settings and sounds with the meris but it some cases this truly adds that missing exciting element to a soundscape like no other pedal can, it’s honestly remarkable what you put in to it and what it computes out!"

What is better than a Yamaha FS1r with a HW Controller?

video upload by Robert Skerjanc

"Answer: 2 FS1r with 2 HW controllers...
Testing session of controller #3 before shipping."

Follow-up to this post.

Sequential Prophet Rev2 - Patch from Scratch #1 - Grainy Pad

video upload by Lost Clouds

"Hello! Here's the first patch from scratch video for the Rev2, a synth very close to my heart and one that I LOVE for pads. Again I'm pretty new to these voice-over videos so let me know if you've got any feedback :)

Patch notes below:

Moog Minitmoog SN 0001 Prototype?

via this auction

SN 0001 was listed here back in 2014. Note the "Minitmoog Synthesizer" on the left control panel appears to be hand painted on. Compare it to this one. Anyone know how many of these were produced? When I visited Synthorama back in 2008, the curator Martin Hollinger mentioned it was one of the rarests of the Moogs if not the rarest.

According to the listing:

"minitmoog synthesizer Number 0001 Made, and it Works. Not great, but each key does make a sound ..

I bought this 15 years ago..have stored it safely for years.

NOTE: this one was the prototype

I bought from the grandson of one of the engineers who worked at Moog in Buffalo, NY

I plugged it in and it works..all the keys create sound..didn’t mess with dials and such..but wanted to make sure will arrive not doa"

New G-Storm Electro SH5-VCF Eurorack Module In the Works

via G-Storm Electro

"SH5-VCF coming soon in 16HP. VCF & BPF w/ full CV control over frequency. Dedicated output for BPF. Final stages of development. Should be available in August 2021. More details to follow."

New Wavefonix W314 Modular Synthesizer In the Works

via Wavefonix

"We're pleased to announce the release of our first complete modular system.

Our W314 Modular Synthesizer is perfect for the beginner, looking to delve into the realm of modular synthesis, or equally the music producer looking for a compact system for the road, or to add another voice to their existing modular system.

The system is housed in a 3U, 104HP skiff, finished in premium quality wood. Also included is a premium integrated PSU from Konstant Lab.

A versatile range of modules are included for a wide sound palette, including:

How to Make Lofi Hip Hop on the Novation Circuit Rhythm

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I show how to make lofi hip hop beats on the Novation Circuit Rhythm, including unquantized drums, one shot chords, and sample chopping.
Get my $5 sample pack:"

Kawai K1 II Synthesizer - Part 4 - Amplitude Modulation

video upload by Runningonair

Runningonair Kawai K1 II Synthesizer posts

"In this video I take a look at amplitude modulation in more depth.

Also, the video title track is created using just sounds from the K1 II (and a bit of production), giving you some idea of what can be achieved with this synth alone.

If you'd like to support the channel, you can check out my tracks below:


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Korg ARP Odyssey FS Rev2

via this auction

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SoundSaw - The Art Of Sound Destruction (presets demo)

video upload by Igor Vasiliev

New iOS app from Igor Vasiliev who brought us SynthScaper, SynthScaper LE, FiedScaper, Classic FX, BeatCutter, and SoundScaper.

"SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene."

Additional details via

"SoundSaw is a complex sound processing app with easy-to-use controls designed to distort the sound of musical instruments or voice, and give the sound the aesthetics and atmosphere of noise, lo-fi, chiptune and experimental music scene.

Depending on the settings, it can add light distortion and saturation to the sound for a more natural and lively sound, or drastically change the sound and make it as loud and harsh as possible, full of all kinds of harmonics, crackles and rattles. The settings of this app provide great opportunities for experiments with sound destruction.

All controls are located on a single screen, grouped by function into six sections with a plain way of signal path from the first section "Input" to the last section "Output". The chain of individual effects in this app is designed in such a way as to get the most interesting result for any parameter values in the widest possible range.

App features:

- Simulates different types of signal processing electronic circuits and their typical harmonic saturation and noise (static and dynamic).
- The Maximizer keeps the maximum signal level for more noticeable distortions and feedback effects, and has a mode for hold the maximum volume when the input signal decays.
- The Overload effect works like an electronic circuit when the signal is much higher than the maximum allowable level and oversaturated the signal various kinds of harmonics.
- The Decimator and Bitcrusher effects produce very noticeable digital artifacts typical of cheap devices with simple DACs / ADCs, and add various kinds of crackles and rattles.
- The Feedback effect is similar to acoustic feedback, but more controllable, with the resonant frequency varying in accordance with the harmonics of the input signal.
- The 4-pole filter controlled by the envelope generator can be used after distortion effects. Filter types: Low pass, High pass, Band pass and Notch.
- The envelope generator is controlled by the input signal and can generate a single cycle of envelope, repeat cycles or work continuously.
- At the output there is a filter that can cut the high or low range of the original signal and mix it with the processed signal."

Cherry Audio MEMORYMODE // Amazing Value MEMORYMOOG emulation // review, demo and walkthrough

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Another exceptionally good value synth from Cherry Audio. I take a look at all the main functions and do a bit of a comparison vs my Minimoog to see if it hits the spot from a filter and FM perspective.

If you're looking at buying a new synth try this link for Perfect Circuit - I might get a bung ;)"

Creating an FM pad in VCV Rack using only free modules

video upload by Omri Cohen

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

Quick live techo w. OT/MD OTOBAM&BOUM

video upload by Meska

"The minimal setup as evolve, for a full new live set of banging tekno. Here a quick preview. say hi to the OT, who just joind the setup principaly for mixing and EQ.
Still need some fine tune, EQ ,compress ect but i'm getting prety close ;D
Rave On

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 ;)"

Stacking polyphony - A Supercritical Demon Core Oscillator thing

video upload by Supercritical Synthesizers

"Here’s a different approach. The expander is set to the alternative CV mode (hold FN and click MODE) and inputs 3 and 4 are used to control the octave stack size and the interval. Interval is set to a fifth with a static CV and the stack size is randomized. Transpose the whole thing with the main 1V/oct input and it gets jazzy. The patch has some PWM action on the DCO, a wide 2 pole LP / 2 pole HP (Yellow Mean 1 Pole setting) on the Neutron Flux, some reverb and octave shimmer from the Beads. This is how a weird orchestra would sound tuning up."

Ai017 Eurorack Low Pass Gate First Look

video upload by AI Synthesis

"A demo video for the AI Synthesis AI017 Eurorack Low Pass Gate.
Available at
The AI017 Low Pass Gate Eurorack Module can be used as a Voltage Controlled Filter, Voltage controlled Amplifier, or both. The AI017 is an updated variation of the classic Buchla 200 Series Low Pass Gate, updated with a tunable resonance circuit, and a Depth control. Vactrols are used for control voltage, allowing for classic "ringing" and "bongo" effects.

It can be purchased as a module, or DIY Kit and PCB/Panel Set.

The Depth control compensates the vactrols inability to drop lower than 100 ohms, which can allow audio bleed on traditional Low Pass Gates. The effect can be switched on or off, as depth will attenuate the classic ringing and bongo effect. This gives the user an easy way to go from a "vintage" Low Pass Gate to a "modern" Low Pass Gate with a flick of the switch. A rear trimmer allows for the tuning of the resonance."

Ai017 DIY Low Pass Gate Build Video

video upload by AI Synthesis

GROUND CONTROL: turbo start house/rave eurorack based 126hp system jam

video upload by

"Many of you make music but as well many of you have a hard time to recreate your perfect track in live.
We at offer you simple yet comprehensive tools to build your perfect performance system as well as a studio mate.
On the example of this dynamic video we want to show you that you do not need monster cases that scare you to go into eurorack.
Instead we show you a small set up of 126 HP with basic yet efficient module choices will help you with your live program management.
Even a small set up can help you to hold a party atmosphere with a high sound quality.
We wish to enjoy this summer, meanwhile prepare your live programs wisely." GROUND CONTROL

Arturia Origin Desktop Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XTk - 30 Voice Wavetable Synthesizer w/ New OLED Display & Grey Side Panels

via this auction

"It includes the following maintenance modifications: - Newer Fatar keybed (The original was getting old) - Newer Knobs - Vaccuum Display - Newer internal power supply (The original was no longer available) - All potentiometers/encoders/switches have been replaced with the nice Japanese ones

The synth is fully functional, and it plays very nice.

Note: The original volume pot was replaced as well, there is an issue where the volume value on the display sometimes jumps around 1 digit, possibly due to a slightly different value in the part, but it does not affect the sound at all, and Waldorf told me that there was nothing to worry about and that the synth is fine. I have been using it like that for years without issue, so I did not feel it needed to be addressed. The pots are new and tight, and they do what they are supposed to do."

Teisco 60F

via this auction

Akai AX60 SN 01120-03975

via this auction

"This is a vintage classic Akai AX60 that has been well kept by an avid synth collector for decades. Minor scratches on keyboard and minor dings on a few buttons, but cosmetically still in great shape."


via this auction

JEN SX1000

via this auction

CASIO FZ1 Sampler Synthesizer SN 006964

via this auction

"It is a 16 bit sampler, with 9kHz-36kHz sample rate and 1 MB RAM, giving a unique grungey sound to sampled sounds. It has a very versatile and powerful synthesis engine (e.g. sampled/hand-drawn/pre-set waveforms, sine synthesis) using Analogue filters which sound amazing."

Pic of the inside below.


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

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