MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Meng Qi - Wing Pinger

video upload by NOISEBUG

ARP 2500 VCO 1004 as LFO with 921 VCO

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"This video explores the unique waveform switching and summing of the ARP 2500 VCO 1004. There are a few good videos of what the summed waveforms sound like. This video explores the 1004 VCO used as an LFO.

The patch is 1004 VCO (lfo mode) to Quantizer ( minor scale ). Quantizer CV out goes to System 55 VCO 921 ( CV in ). The 921 audio out goes to a 1047 Multi-Mode VCF for some sound shaping. The 2500 Dual Envelope 1033 is provides a percussive envelope for the VCF.

The Swiss Daisy DSP ( ) provides delay and reverb to finish off the sound."

UDO Super 6 Synthesizer Demo by Nightlife Electronics

video upload by Nightlife Electronics

"This is a short demo showcasing the wonderful sound of the UDO Super 6 Binaural Synthesizer. A catchy sequence that is transposed by hand and augmented with some live editing of the patch.

The Super 6 is a 12 voice synthesizer that takes a lot of inspiration from classic vintage analog synthesizers. But rather than be content with just remaking the synths of yesteryear, the brilliant team at UDO have taken that inspiration and crafted a modern classic synthesizer with its feet firmly planted in the 21st century. Using state of the art FPGA digital hardware oscillators running at insanely fast clock speeds and analog filters/VCA's they achieve a clarity of sound that instantly stands out while retaining the warm analog goodness that we all love! The Super 6 makes use of this cutting edge technology to push the stereo field to new heights with its Binaural Synthesis; essentially a complete synthesizer signal path per voice that can be phase locked and panned/spread as required. This leads to some truly unique sounds only achievable with the Super 6!

The UDO Super 6 is available now at Nightlife Electronics:

Nightlife Electronics is a shop based in Vancouver, British Columbia that specializes in the sale and service of the world's finest drum machines, synthesizers, eurorack modules and samplers. Visit our online shop to see what we have in store or if you are in the Vancouver area please stop by and try some amazing synths in person!"

SAVE THE DATE! The ARP 2600 Synthposium: 50 Years of the 2600

via The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation



A hybrid in-person/online event and fundraiser celebrating 50 years since the release of the very first ARP 2600. The day will feature live performances, panel discussions, special guests, synthesizer clinics, a cocktail reception, and more!

The in-person segment of the SYNTHPOSIUM and fundraiser will take place at The Record Co., a community recording and rehearsal space for musicians in the Boston area. With its brand new facilities and impressive array of equipment, The Record Co. has partnered with us to house seven ARP synthesizers, shipped from around the world, that are available for public use.

The online event will be streamed live via several different sources.

Tickets and Information
We want to ensure everyone's safety, so tickets will go on sale two weeks before the September 18 event, so we can plan as accurately as possible.

Visit our Facebook Event page or the event page regularly for updates.

All proceeds will benefit the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to celebrate the legacy of inventor, musician, entrepreneur and engineer Alan R. Pearlman by making his innovative inventions publicly accessible, and inspiring future generations to imagine and create.


David Baron
Phil Cirroco
Lisa Bella Donna
David Friend
Jennifer Hruska
Brian Kehew
David Mash

THE ARP 2600...
To call the ARP 2600 an influential synthesizer is a grand understatement. When first produced in 1971, the 2600 presented musicians with the power of a full-fledged modular synthesizer, but with "normalled" connections allowed anyone to play without knowing how to program. It was educational, powerful, and flexible... And it sounded phenomenal. The 2600 can produce amazing sonic textures, leads, basses, sound effects, and just about any other sound you can imagine.

Early adopters such as Edgar Winter, Pete Townshend, Joe Zawinul and Stevie Wonder helped popularize the 2600 in a musical context. Stevie even had a customized 2600 with the controls labeled in Braille. The 2600 is also famously known as the voice of Star Wars' R2-D2, being played by sound designer Ben Burtt.

And with the reintroduction of the 2600 by Korg, as well as Antonus and 2600 VSTs such as Time wARP, Cherry Audio's CA2600 and Arturia, a whole new generation of musicians can now experience the endless possibilities of this incredible synthesizer. LEARN MORE"

J3PO: Why I Love My Oberheim OB-Xa

video upload by J3PO

"The Oberheim OB-Xa is my perosnal favorite vintage poly synth of all time. In this video, I tell you and show you why.

00:00 Introduction
00:51 My personal introduction to the OB-Xa
02:45 Brief history of the OB-Xa and Tom Oberheim
06:04 The beauty & quirks of the OB-Xa
17:33 Patch creation
31:33 Final Thoughts
32:14 Outro

For more information please visit

Also, visit

I have preset banks available for the Prophet Rev 2, Prophet 6, OB-6, Prophet 5/10, XLN Audio's Addictive Keys Mark One, Softube’s Model 84, and the DiscoDSP OB-Xd available on my website If you're a Nord Stage 3 user, download my bank from the Nord Keyboards website."

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro Editor coming soon!

video upload by ikmultimedia

"Check out the new UNO Synth Pro editor that is coming soon. We know you have been asking for this and it will be available soon.

UNO Synth Pro gives you the power to create nearly any analog synth sound you can imagine. With its unique dual-filter, 3-oscillator paraphonic design, 256 presets, 64-step sequencer, studio-grade effects, expanded connections and much more, UNO Synth Pro breaks new ground for music makers.

Available in two form factors to suit all players’ needs—stage-ready with metal housing and premium Fatar semi-weighted keybed; or ultra-portable, USB-powered with capacitive keyboard—UNO Synth Pro offers everyone the next generation of analog sound design in a smart format that fits any space or budget."

Modwave Deep Dive and Q&A with Developers

video upload by Korg

"Join Natalie Chami and the developers of the modwave."

MusicalBox Samplers from NYSTHI - Overview and Tutorial

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:17 - MusicalBox Patch 1
09:01 - MusicalBox Patch 2
12:46 - MusicalBox 2
17:24 - MusicalBox, MB2, Sussudio, Simpliciter

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 -

SCORCHED - Scoring Presets for Sequential Pro 3, by Peter Dyer

video upload by peterkeys88

"SCORCHED - 66 unsettling and toasted scoring presets for your Sequential Pro 3. All sounds are directly from this pack.

Inspired by some of my favorite dynamic brooding synth scores from Ben Salisbury, Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross, Ludwig Gorannson, and Cliff Martinez. Arps, leads, basses, sequences, fx, and percussion to galvanize your cue and ignite your creativity, from anxious to malicious."

Sequential Pro 3 Patch Morphing - Experimental Synth

video upload by experimentalsynth

"Here's a quick exploration of the Patch Morphing feature added in a recent firmware update. Check it out, and the new wavetables too! Learn more at experimental"

POGO - SoundToys bundle is worth every dollar

video upload by R4YUPLOADS

"Video uploaded by Pogo to his Twitch talking about the SoundToys bundle

His Twitch:"

Getting Started with the Model:Samples

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video we use the factory content to build a track from scratch. This video is meant to serve as a tutorial for the Model:Samples as well as the foundation for a song. This tutorial is aimed at people who are new to the Elektron workflow or just picked up a Model:Samples and want to jump right into making music.


Additional EZBOT Links:"

LXR-02 tutorial - Part 2: Projects & Kits

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Part two of a getting started guide for the Erica Synths LXR-02 drum machine. This is with firmware version 1.1. This tutorial covers initializing a new project, adjusting basic configuration settings, using an external MIDI controller, and a run through of the voice editing parameters. Here we look at just the main drum synth voice that is used in the first three voices. Toward the end we create some basic drum sounds from scratch including some clean kicks, a few awful FM things and various flavors of snare. The remaining three voices: snare, clap and hats (and some better FM) - will be in the next tutorial.

If you want to skip all the config stuff start at 8:15 minutes in.

0:00 Intro
0:30 Initializing a project
1:32 Config options
4:08 MIDI note assign
5:00 Default content **
5:42 Tuned chromatic playing
7:09 Edit project name
8:00 Voice editing begins! (finally)
8:15 MIX section
8:32 OSC section
10:04 FILTER section
11:38 CLICK section
15:23 LFO section
21:32 AEG section
24:07 MOD section
25:46 Making some kick drums
29:53 MOD veocity controls
33:54 FM section
37:53 Making some snare drums

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:

** A couple of minor points: At 5:00 minutes I delete some content on Pattern 1. On very rare ocassions when initializing a project I get random (but coherant!) content on Pattern 1. Of course it happened while videoing. Also, a few people would have seen an earlier "tutorial 2". This was based on the operation of the LXR-02 with an earlier SD card image which didn't allow for simple project initialization. The improved software made that video largely irrelevant so I deleted it. That's the danger with early version tutorials!"

LXR-02 tutorials by Richard DeHove

MAKEN0ISE Backwards World

video upload by

"Something interesting happened recently."

More an instrument than delay pedal // Erica Synths Zen Delay //review demo and walkthrough

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 Intro
5:20 Delay Modes
8:54 MIDI Sync
17:44 Overdrive
20:23 Filter
25:17 Final Thoughts
27:34 Some More Lil' Demos

YAMAHA CS-50 - Analog Synthesizer Review, Sounds & Demo

video upload by synth4ever

"Yamaha CS-50 analog synthesizer review, sounds and demo. In this Yamaha CS50 review & demo I provide an overview of this legendary analog synthesizer, go through each of its sounds & features, and conclude with final thoughts and a synth jam.

All sounds direct from Yamaha CS-50 with no additional processing. MXR analog stereo chorus used for stereo width.

00:00 - Intro
00:58 - Overview
04:55 - VCO / PWM
07:44 - Filter
09:37 - VCA
10:38 - Ring Mod
12:35 - LFO
17:59 - Sustain / Portamento
19:08 - Noise Generator
22:37 - Final Thoughts
31:46 - Outro Jam

Released in 1977, the Yamaha CS-50 is the little 4-voice brother of the 8-voice Yamaha CS-60 and Yamaha CS-80. Even with half the voices, the Yamaha CS-50 still sounds fantastic as it comes from the same analog lineage as its legendary synth big brothers.

The Yamaha CS-50 features 13 presets, a single oscillator (square, PW/PWM and sawtooth waveforms), high-pass and lowpass filters (each with resonance, for BP shaping), sine wave, VCA and envelopes, ring modulation, white noise generator, LFO with multiple waveshapes, sustain & portamento, and aftertouch across the 49-key keyboard.

The Yamaha CS-50 is great for leads but can also do great drones, pads and textures. It is a pleasure to play and is very organic thanks to the 4 independent voice cards. Both the LFO and PWM go into audio rate which provide additional sub-osc sounds, and the LFO section provides independent modulation of VCO, VCF and VCA at varying levels. The famous ring modulator sound is also on-board, and can act as a 2nd LFO for tremolo, polyrhythms or additional texture.

The Yamaha CS-50 filters are not self oscillating, but if you push the HPF/LPF resonance + the overall synth resonance & brilliance controls to max, you can get some amazing distortion, grit and overdriven sounds. Gain staging is important with the Yamaha CS-50/60/80 and allows for subtle and extreme changes in sound.

The Yamaha CS-50 build quality is incredible -- it is heavy (70-100 lbs), the faceplate is made of metal, and it comes build-in to its own wooden tolex case w/ lid and legs. It is a performance synthesizer and designed for tweaking on the fly with its many levers and sliders. As part of the Yamaha CS-60/80 family, the Yamaha CS-50 shares the same unique sound qualities and tonal characteristics of its bigger brothers.

If you can get your hands on a Yamaha CS-50, do not hesitate. They are becoming more rare on the 2nd hand market and prices are steadily rising. It is a triumph of Yamaha's synthesizer engineering at the time, and is capable of many different analog sounds. It is a beautiful organic instrument, and full of emotion.

Thanks for watching this Yamaha CS-50 review and demo, and hope you enjoy the walkthrough and sounds along the way."

DX5 playing Talk Talk "Living in Another World"

video upload by DX5

"Tribute to Mark Hollis, one of the most creative minds in music ever.
Gear used:
Yamaha DX7 (Harmonica preset)
KORG CX-3 organ w/ foot switch ("Leslie" slow/fast)
Kurzweil PC1x.
Backtrack previously recorded by me, instrument by instrument, on Pro Tools.
Original song composed by Tim Friese-Greene / Mark Hollis.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

Roland D50 famous songs and sounds

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"Roland D50 five famous songs and sounds
0:00 Enya: Sail Away (44 Pizzagogo)
0:10 Eric Clapton: Bad Love (77 Corale )
0:26 Foreigner: Say you will ( 61 Staccato Heaven )
0:44 Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror (84 Afterthought)
1:06 Mr President: Coco Jumbo ( Living calliope)"

Access Virus B Desktop Digital Synthesizer (with rack kit)

via this auction

Roland SH-2000 37-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Trident

via this auction

Korg MS-50 SN 190367

via this auction

ARP Odyssey VINTAGE Model 2823 Synthesizer SN 0231

video upload by Mike's Music Ellicott City

via this auction

ARP Omni 2 VINTAGE Synth Model 2473 SN 3543

video upload by Mike's Music Ellicott City

via this auction

Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Black Edition

via this auction

Fenix IV Funk

video upload by splitradix

"A simple patch on the new Fenix IV."

Arp odyssey Video (by synthpro)

video upload by synthpro

"This is a little video I put together featuring a track I worte after restoring my personal Arp Odyssey 2810. I had put this synth off for at least 2 years but recently serviced a very clean 2823 model Odyssey for a local client and decided to knock my unit out at the same time. I used to work on more Arp stuff but those sliders really drove me crazy but thanks to Synthchaser's drop in slider kits its now possible to really restore these old Odysseys.

This Track features my Odyssey 2810 as well as a Rhodes sound from my Korg Radias, and drums were from a Roland TR-8

For those wanting this slider kit:"

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

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