MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 16, 2021

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Monday, August 16, 2021

How to Get Fat Bass out of your Sequential Prophet 6 Synthesizer

video upload by Ponchy

"This video shows how to create a fat bass sound from scratch utilizing the sub octave feature on the Prophet 6 amongst other features that are specific to the Prophet-6. Dave Smith Instruments and Sequential Circuits really stayed true to the original Prophet 5 design with a fully analog signal path but with effects at the end of the chain. Even though there are lots of patches on the Prophet 6, this video will show how to get the most out of your Prophet and start creating sounds from scratch right away."

Quasimidi Sirius Virtual Analog Synth w/ Mic

via this auction

"Upgraded the LCD to blue and bought a nice Audio Technica U855QL gooseneck mic for the vocoder!"

Quasimidi The Raven Virtual Interactive Synth

via this auction

Waldorf Q Rack Virtual Analog Synth w/ Q Card

via this auction

"Q card has the Vengeance Waldorf Q bank loaded."

Teenage Engineering OP-1 keyboard synthesizer & Deck Saver

via this auction

Kawai K5000W - Digital Additive Synthesiser

via this auction

"A sound designer's dream, this is a really interesting and pretty unique synth - one of just a couple of commercially available instruments which used additive synthesis as its primary sound generation source. It also has PCM samples which can be used in addition to the additive synthesis to create highly individual patches."

DAWless Synthesizer Jam - 2021-08-16 - Semimodular #semimodular #syntesziser #behringer #arturia

video upload by T-SO

spontaneous semi-modular jam session

Hardware in use:
Behringer - Crave
Behringer - Model D
Arturia - Drumbrute
Arturia - Microbrute
Arturia - Microfreak

Arturia - Keystep37

Mixer / FX:
Behringer - Flow8

VAI 35 : Wersimatic II / Farfisa Syntorchestra

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Another take with the Wersimatic II, the younger sister / brother of the Wersimatic 24 auto accompaniment machine. The sounds and controls are across the board identical as far as we can tell.

It was never made as a standalone unit but part of a large, double manual organ called Wersi Helios in the mid 70s.

This particular one has been transplanted from an organ into a smaller box with a twelve buttons acting as chord control instead of the bottom keys of the organ.

Special thanks to Organfairy for the rare schematics : dude you f-ing rock

The Wersimatic II has sections on board:
Drum machine
Various chord sounds

Melody played on the Farfisa Syntorchestra String machine and Mono synth."

1981 Anatek "Pocket Products Catalog" Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find close-up scans and a write-up.

Interesting bit of history: "1989 - Creation Studios, a high end music recording studio is built in North Vancouver by Barry and Jane Anne Henderson. Barry Henderson was also Music Products Division Manager at Anatek Microcircuits, a hybrid manufacturer in North Vancouver, BC with revenues of $1M USD. He and his team developed the Anatek line of MIDI and audio products including the now famous line of small MIDI signal powered MIDI processing accessories called "Pocket Products". "

a free Sequencer for driving multiple Analog-Synths made with Flowstone

video upload by Andreas Remshagen


This is a Midi-Sequencer i made for driving my Analog-Synths with a small Asus-Netbook connected to a Polyend Poly Midi to CV/Gate Converter.

I work with different Versions of this Sequencer and its a good compromise for me driving analog-Synths with a digital component for live-performances.

The Sequencer is made for the Asus eee-PC's resolution but it should work with every Windows-PC.

Its has:
1 to 16 Steps
4 Step-Sequencers with 2 Octaves-Grid, Clock and Step-Divider
Separate Midi-Channel selectable for each sequencer.
On/Off switch for each sequencer exceps the clock-sequencer
2 clock/Gate-sequencer
1 gate on first step option for reset drum-machines etc
Usb-Device selector

Parawave Rapid: An Overview

video upload by Waveform

"An overview of Parawave Rapid - The VST with massive sounds & a fast workflow."

Rapid: Subtractive, Wavetable & FM style Synthesis

"A look at 3x Synthesis methods in Parawave Rapid.

00:00 Intro
00:19 Music Example
01:17 Subtractive Overview
02:52 OSC FX
03:59 Organic Drift
05:26 Filters & Envelops
06:22 First Look at FX
07:07 Analog Style Brass Patch
07:30 Rich Pads With Wavetables
08:27 Modulating The Wavetable
09:09 Crossfading LFO's
09:51 Unison
10:35 Copy OSC's
11:44 Adding FX
12:23 S1gns Pad
13:24 2nd Example
14:10 FM Style Synthesis with PD
16:00 Phase Mod - Single OSC
16:40 End Result With FX
17:38 Future Videos

Sequential Pro 3SE as you've never heard it - Synths at Bedtime - GetJervis

video upload by GetJervis

"Synths at bedtime is back! Kick back with what is possibly the best monosynth ever made! And paired with a Gothic masterpiece! One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor. Will this pairing give you nightmares?

0:00 Intro
0:53 It begins
8:22 Conclusion

Production kit used:
Headphones - Austrian Audio Hi- X65
Microphone - Rode Rodelink Filmmaker wireless System
Audio capture - Izotope Spire
Plugins - Arturia FX Collection, Izotope Ozone
Camera -Panasonic GH5
Lenses - Various Olympus
Slide - Zeapon Micro 2
Manfrotto super clamps and arms

Thanks to
Dave Smith - for being so very, very Good, he’s Evil!
Izotope for the Spire
Thomas Hardy - who still owes me a fiver"

Oberheim OB-1A

video upload by E I S E N T A N Z

"First and only fottage of Oberheim OB-1 Model A (MkII).
No talking, just pure analoge sounds of this unique monophone Synth."

The Forgotten Synthesizers Of Marche Region

video upload by HAINBACH

Update: you can find additional posts featuring The Museo Del Synth Marchigiano here.

"The Marche Region in Italy was home to a thriving industry of music instrument production from the 1950s to the mid-90s. Tens of thousands of people made organs, accordions and small runs of synthesizers that were like nothing else in the world. Much production closed in the 90s, leaving only a few companies around, and many people lost their jobs. The history of Marche synths was not talked about, too bitter were the memories. The Museo Del Synth Marchigiano aims to change that - a motley crew of synth lovers work together to get the story about this special time in music instrument history out.

I was invited to play a show at Acusmatic Festival in Ancona and visit the collection before. I was overwhelmed by the amazing sounds these machines made, so I captured them on tape and for use in my performance. I also just had to film every synth I could get my hand for you to enjoy. You will find instruments by Siel, Elka, Elgan, Farfisa, Crumar, CRB and more here."


What was going on in Serbia?

video upload by gotharman

"On my holidays in Serbia, I had plenty of time to play with the new prototype. This is one of the tracks, that I made on it."

générative darkness Plinky/LD3/euro

video upload by Meska

"Gotharman LD3 ,plinky and some eurorack moduls for quick jam.
plinky accelerometer is driving MI grids.

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 ;)"

10 Creative Uses of Sample and Hold

video upload by Omri Cohen

"The Basics of Modular Synthesis series of videos -

Buy me a coffee? :) -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas document -

Here are the patches -

00:00 - Introduction
01:50 - Getting rid of note tails
04:36 - Harmonizing sequences
08:24 - Harmonizing random pitch
11:39 - Sequences from LFOs
13:45 - Random transposition
16:23 - Random per step
18:37 - Random lines
21:12 - Random gates
24:25 - With a comparator
26:19 - Sample rate reduction"

Music Thing Modular Mini Drive | Ambient Modular Synthesizer | Sworn64

video upload by Sworn64

"Having a little jam with the Music Thing Modular Mini Drive module from Thonk designed by Tom Whitwell.

The Mini Drive is a 4hp incandescent lamp based Overdrive/Distortion module inspired by the classic Moog Minimoog input gain. If you’re looking to get into DIY, this is very quick and easy kit to build.

Main voice is a Mutable Instruments Plaits through a Mutable Instruments Ripples, through the Mini Drive. Sequenced by the Make Noise Rene 2, clocked by the Korg SQ-1. Mutable Instruments Clouds provides the granular delay effects while the Happy Nerding FX Aid XL provides the Reverb. WMD AXYS crossfader controls the reverb send amount which is modulated by a Steady State Fate RND STP random sample and hold voltage to give the voice random splashes of reverb. The droning voice is the Acid Rain Technology Chainsaw through the System 80 Jove and 860 filters slowly modulated by an LFO. This voice is also sent through the TipTop Audio Z-Verb."

sq 80 Love with the Valhalla Shimmer

video upload by therudyrude

"I still love my old faithful EnsoniqSq-80 .I find it has a soul. Whatever that means."

UDO Super 6 Binaural 12 Voice Hybrid Analog Synthesizer SN S611839

via this auction

Vintage EML 101 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Formanta Polivoks Synth with Duo Midi Mod

video upload by SergeyArmavir Sarkisov

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below.

"The Polivoks set include:
+ the synth without hard aluminium top cover ( i'll make handmade wood top cover)
+ and Lower original polivoks cover available.
+ euro-type power cord
+ soviet 5-pin Din connector Out and phone - are replaced to 1/4" TS mono-jacks

Made 2 outputs: main and headphones. For what? These are separated exits. You work at the main exit. But at the same time, you can change the synthesizer's voice for the future through the headphone output.

This synth is 100% functional. Prior to sale, the synth has been serviced, cleaned, extensively tested and including a installation duophonic MIDI mod

The MIDI IN works perfectly which makes it easier and more convenient to work with your DAWs.
All functions and features work correctly. The front panel is in excellent condition, very clean and with the very few marks normal for its age.

The synth used and has some signs of cosmetic wear,the keys are white and is fully operational and sounds really great!

All old soviet capacitors were replaced, synth after electronic prevention, tested and tuned !

SYNTH WORKS ON 220-230 V (50/60HZ)

On board features:
49-note keyboard
2 VCOs, LFO, LP and BP Filter
2 ADSR envelope generators.
Cross modulation between VCO1 and VCO2.
Auto-triggering ADSRs, with independent rates.
Duophonic mode will send across ocean via EMS post
and via russian post to Europe"

Roland MC-09 Phrase Lab Synthesizer Sampler Looper SN ZQ01801

via this auction

"Recently pulled from being stored for many years, tested ok. Includes power supply."

The serial number seems to pop up often. Curious of Roland re-uses them like on the TB-303.

Waldorf Q Rack 1999 Yellow SN 0309262130

via this auction

"MINT condition Waldorf Q Rack 16 voice version, yellow. Purchased in 1999 and used very very lightly. Looks practically brand new! Fully functioning. Kept in climate-controlled smoke-free environment for the past 22 years."

Moog Memorymoog LAMM SN 2299

via this auction

"Just got it back from RetroLinear in Philadelphia, PA. where I had them install a new switching power supply making it even more reliable and quiet. They also fixed an issue with voice card 1 (please see attached service bill).

Included are two Moog 1120 foot pedals, one Moog 1122 dual switch pedal, original owners manual and service manual, LAMM instructions and a beach duty vinyl keyboard cover.
The only issue I just discovered today is that the unbalanced output is a bit noisy and so is the headphone output socket. Not quite sure why this is the case, but I alway used the balanced output and it is quiet and works fine. I will include a nice balanced to 1/4” cable with the keyboard."

Oberheim Xpander w/ Benton Oled Screens

via this auction

"Previously used in non smoking studio and handeled with care as shown in the pictures (Last Pro Service in 2020). In Pro service / Recheck, so it can be enjoyed for years without issues (Report included)."

Oberheim Xpander USA Version
Benton Oled Displays
Original Manual
Power Cable
Ocsidance Invoice including 3 months warranty

Oberheim Matrix-12 SN P60504

via this auction

"I had RetroLinear install the 12 individual voice outputs a few years ago (please see attached service receipt) and they all work great. I will also include a 12 channel snake that I have used with the keyboard (see picture). Included is an Oberheim foot switch, original owners manual, 6 brand new encoders, heavy duty vinyl keyboard cover."

Univox Multiman 1970's Black SN 277

via this auction

"Univox Branded Crumar Multiman String Synthesizer.

Great sounding string synth in excellent condition.

Bought this locally a few years ago sadly never really used it all that much. It has classic string, brass, and "piano" sounds. Fully polyphonic using divide down technique.

It doesn't have the chorus of many of the other more well known string synths, but nothing some outboard effects can't fix.

Slightly noisy on the output, could probably benefit from having the electrolytic caps changed since it's 40 something years old. Besides that, it it's perfect working condition, all keys and sliders and switches work.

Comes in it's own case with lid."

Chimera Synthesis bC8 SN *6G1A5G*

via this auction

"If you're here, you know how rare these are. Oh, and it's tiny. Tiny. I put a lighter (not for sale) next to it for a comparison. Those things in the vial, you'll need those to open the bottom plate in order to install batteries, 3AAA to be exact. I included an extra one because you'll lose one and freak out about it even though they only cost about 29 cents at your local hardware store."

More than just "KNOBS IN A BOX" // RETROAKTIV MPG 50 // Roland Alpha Juno/universal MIDI Controller

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 Intro
2:00 Special Bits
3:27 Hardware
5:25 A Simple Controller
10:00 Assigning Controllers
12:07 MIDI Mapping
12:41 Automating Macros
13:33 Adding Modulation Capabilities
15:39 Patch Generator
17:58 Utilities
19:07 Navigating the Menus
20:49 Final Thoughts

OWL Modular, Mutable Instruments Beads & Blades | Ambient

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

Synth1: Rebel Technology OWL Modular
OWL Patch: (

FX: Mutable Instruments Beads
Filter: Mutable Instruments Blades

Reverb: Audio Ease Altiverb
Master Comp/Limitter: iZotope Ozone9
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss 24-70mm F4)
Audio I/O: RME Fireface UCX

August 2021 - Session in studio

video upload by MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"Synths used : Minimoog Voyager, DSI Sequential Prophet 6, DSI Tom Oberheim OB-6, Moog Grandmother, Elektron Analog Rytm, Moog GrandMother, Roland TR-6S, Crave, VC340.

Effects : Nova Delay, Phaser, Boss DD500 & DD200, EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb, Moogerfooger 108 M Cluster Flux, EHX Flanger HOAX."

Siam Modular TAKAAB 2LPG | Low Pass Gate

video upload by The Modular Clubhouse

00:00 Introduction
00:46 Close up
01:48 Filter characteristics
04:12 Delay/Pluck characteristics
05:06 Jam Patch
10:56 Conclusion

Norand Mono - Six Duos

video upload by Norand

"Here is six shots from the talented Jaquarius showing us how to create full tracks with just two Monos : one for the drums and the other for basses and leads.
All FX, blips and others weird sounds are created using Mod Notes on both Monos."

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

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