MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

ARPchives LIVE! with Steve McQuarry: August 4, 2021

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

Starts at 1:46

"Catch the wave ∿ Our ARPCHIVESLIVE series with Steve McQuarry (of Synsor).

As a composer, arranger, orchestrator, synthesist, and visualist, Steve has worked with distinguished artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Laurie Anderson, and the late John Cage. Join us as he discusses sounds, synths, and sequencers with Dina Pearlman!

More of Steve's Music here"

ARPchives LIVE! posts

Chaotic Patching with Tabør !

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Taking this crazy module by Jolin Lab for a wild ride!

Find out more about Tabør here:

Stay Noisy!"

Synth Fight: Roland JX-3P vs Roland JX-8P

Synth Fight — Roland JX-3P vs JX-8P — Comparing two classic analog synthesizers

video upload by inside synthesis

"Which is the better synth? This video goes through two dozen custom patches, each showing them doing what they do best."

Quasimidi Quasar 2U Rackmount Synth w/ Extras

via this auction

"Quasimidi Quasar Rackmount Synthesiser. Works perfectly, good as new! Been boxed for a decade. Comes with original instruction manual, both demo audio CDs and 2 floppy disks with loadable demo tracks. This is an extremely rare find, especially with the original accessories... Made in 1993/94."

Floppy Disks read:

15 Demo-Songs from CD1 for Quasar
DOS-Formated, SMF-Format D

100 RAM-Performances for Quasar Synthesizer
3.5" DS-DD DOS-Format fur Style Drive Atari-PC


Demo-CD zum QUASIMIDI-Synthesizer-Expander

Demo CD Vol.2 Techno - Rave - Electronic

Red Korg Monologue Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 016441

via this auction

KEEP YOUR COOL | Roland VT-4 + Prophet-6, OB-6 & DX-7

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"Don’t confuse me babe
You know this ain’t my speed
I was staring in the mirror
And something took a hold of me
I know you live an interesting life
You worship at the altar underneath the city lights
Just keep it moving
Just keep your cool
Tell me why you always run away the minute I come through
Just keep it moving
Just keep your cool
I had the strangest dream of what could be
and nothing else will do

Gear used:
Sequential Circuits Prophet-6 analog synthesizer
Sequential Circuits / Oberheim OB-6 analog synthesizer
Yamaha DX-7IIFD FM synthesizer
Roland TR-808 analog drum machine
Roland MC-707 groovebox
Squarp Pyramid hardware sequencer
Roland MX-1 mixer
Roland VT-4 vocal transformer"

Moog Dreams of Electric Sheep

"Dedicated to Robert Moog and Philip K. Dick, two great minds. Recently, I read the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and felt inspired to create some sci-fi themed music. These incredible synthesizers gave me the exact sounds I was looking for. I hope you enjoy the short video and check out some of my other work below!"

Note the above is a playlist with the following. You can skip around using the controls on the bottom left of the player.

Moog Dreams of Electric Sheep
Moog Rumba
Moog Saturday Afternoon
Moog Matriarch & Grandmother Duet
Moog Sirin Sunday
Moog Sirin & Minitaur Duet
Moog Synthesizer Quintet
Moog Paul Vo Guitar with Moogerfooger Effects
Moog Synthesizer Quartet
Moog Grandmother Stellar Nebula SEQ
Moog MF Super Delay and Grandmother
Moog Grandmother with MF Delay
Moog Sirin unboxing
Moog Subharmonicon unboxing
Moog DFAM unboxing
Moog Subharmonicon Patch
Moog Grandmother Takeoff
Moog Grandmother unboxing
Moog Sirin solo
Moog DFAM Kick and Snare
Moog Mother-32 | Multiple Voices
First look at the Moog Subharmonicon
Moog Minitaur & Mother-32 duet
Moog Mother-32 dream sequence
Moog Subharmonicon
Moog Mother-32 Jam

Sequential TAKE 5 - Presets by Huston Singletary

video upload by Huston Singletary

"Here are a few early presets I created with the Sequential Take 5 back in June. It's an amazing sounding synth with some new and unique features tucked inside."

G-Storm Electro Introduces Roland SH5-VCF Dual Filter Eurorack Module Adaptation

video upload by gstormelectro

SH5-VCF Dual Filter Patches + Sounds [Demo #2]

video upload by

"In this video I will show some cool patches with SH5-VCF Dual Filter.
As per usual, listening w/ headphones or quality monitors is the best audio experience.
Watch your levels, this is a filter demo w/ some resonance ahead.

Check my Reverb store for SH5-VCF, 101-VCO, 2xVCA, 2xADSR availability

Currently I only sell exclusively on Reverb, I hope one day to sell in stores outside the USA.

0:00 Sounds and Intro

0:16 Patch 1 | Fat Liquid Bass
2:44 Patch 2 | Series Cascading the Dual Filters
3:01 Patch 3 | Evolving Sequence
3:47 Patch 4 | Analog Percussion
5:20 Patch 5 | Supersaw! Unison Stack
6:33 Patch 6 | Complex Analog Thing

Oscillator | 101-VCO
Modulations | Batumi, 2xADSR
Control + Sequencing | Keystep Pro
No added effects, EQ, Compression, nor other post-processing."

via this listing

"Time to get a little more serious.

SH5-VCF is an all analog Eurorack adaptation of the Roland SH-5 mixer and Dual Filter. There are no filters-on-a-chip here. The SH5-VCF uses all discrete components and quality op-amps to work its special mojo. Like on the original, the Low Pass circuit is comprised of open-collector matched transistor pairs arranged in a diode ladder configuration. The lack of temperature compensation was also respected, so while the resonance can self-oscillate the v/oct keyboard tracking is about 3 octaves at best. This same configuration used in the Roland SH-1000 and the earlier System 100 (not 100m).

The Dual Filters: VCF + BPF
| VCF | The VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter) comprises one HP (High Pass) and one LP (Low Pass) circuit in series. VCF Select switch can choose 1) HP, 2) LP, or 3) BP (Band-Pass) configuration. Due to the unique design, the HP resonance is actually derived by overdriving the LP circuit.
| BPF | The dedicated BPF (Band Pass Filter) has its own discrete circuit distinct and apart from the VCF. The original BPF circuit has been respected, but greatly expanded upon using a proprietary voltage controlled feedback path to enable frequency control via external signals. This feature wasn’t available on the original design. The original did not have a buffered output jack for the BPF neither, as the SH5-VCF does. The BPF Level attenuator will affect the main output only.

There are four audio signal inputs, each with its own fader pot and filter routing switch. Each routing switch can send each audio line to either VCF, BPF, or both VCF + BPF.

The 3 CV MODULATIONS – Choose Wisely
Incoming CV signals can be used to modulate any filter frequency cutoff. Signals can be up to +/- 10Vpp DC polar or AC bi-polar at the inputs.
| CV1 | has inverting and non-inverting behavior where zero is at 12:00.
| CV2 | has non-inverting behavior for both filters, and inverting available to VCF only
| KB | is a non-inverting V/OCT Keyboard Tracking control available to both the VCF and BPF, typically a Keyboard Voltage – but can be any kind of polar or bi-polar signal.

A Eurorack power connection ribbon cable is included. To get the most out of the filter experience follow your filter with a VCA. The filters require startup voltages on the low end to avoid audible thump, so there will be sub-frequency audio seepage. A post-filter VCA (sold separately) is recommended to gate the filter. Be sure to check out the G-Storm Electro 2xVCA when available.

The SH5-VCF pairs well with (sold separately)…
GSE 101-VCO + 101E output expander
Xaoc Batumi Quad LFO

Width | 16HP
Depth | 35mm
Weight | 6.3 oz
Inputs | 4 audio, 3 control voltage
Outputs | 1 main output, 1 BPF output
+12V: 48mA
-12V: 48mA
+5V: 0V *not used*"

G-Storm Electro Reverb Shop

Techno Foundations - Novation Circuit Tracks Pack by Techtronix & Yves Big. City

"Techno Foundations was created to give the modern Techno Producer a great starting point for both drum sounds and patches. It goes without saying that techno is one of the most important genres of our age with so much spawning from it, it's certainly not going anywhere. The aim of this pack is keep the Circuit Tracks in line with the modern way. All 72 patches were designed to fit perfectly within the mix, no extra processing is needed!

This pack aims to fill all your Techno needs from slow atmospheric Techno with a focus on complex sounds all the way to dance floor slammers, that leave you wanting more..

This pack contains 72 Complex patches

32 Slamming Bass Sounds
16 Lush pads that will stand out a mile in your productions.
16 Chord stabs or lead patches
8 soaring leads
56 Additional presets carefully selected from the Novation Factory.
19 Sessions with a wide range of sound within the Techno Genre
64 Highly curated Drum vocal and chord stab sounds, the ultimate starting place
Samples are arranged into columns
Kicks, Claps, HI 'hats, Snares, Fx, Vocal, Chord Stabs.


UVI PROGRAM 24 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"UVI PROGRAM 24 Demo & Review
Tips for Music Production : Automatic Accompaniment.
・Get inspiration for your songs with the automatic accompaniment feature of UVI PROGRAM 24.
・UVI PROGRAM 24の自動伴奏機能を使って、曲のインスピレーションを得る。
DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Supercritical Synthesizers Neutron Flux Filter | The one filter to rule them all

video upload by The Modular Clubhouse

"An extensive demo of the Supercritical Synthesizers Neutron Flux Filter

00:00 Intro
01:39 Overview
08:22 Fat
10:32 Crisp
12:07 Liquid
13:29 Sour
15:11 Mean
17:14 Dual Band Resonators
18:37 Chebyshev Filter
19:51 Phasers
20:47 Distortion
21:41 Oscillators
30:34 Stereo Demo
33:22 Conclusion

More info on the Neutron Filter here:"

GRP Synthesizer - V22 Vocoder

via this auction

Additional Noisebug Listings

"A 22 band full analog design vocoder, with analysis and synthesis section full analog (20 BP, 1 LP and 1 HP analysis filters), a dedicated High Pass Filter on Main Output, everything hosted in an indipendent cabinet with wooden panels. The Vocoder has aslo a control that allows to use the same Grp V22 also as a 22-band Fixed Filter."

You can find a demo of one from Soundmit 2019 previously posted here.

Roland RS-505 49-Key Paraphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Original vintage c 1970’s Roland RS-505 string

Synth in absolutely gorgeous playing condition. Sounds amazing. Is it a solina? An arp Quadra? A polymoog? Opus 3? ….Yes."

ARP Omni-2 Model 2473 3-Section Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The aesthetic condition of this 1978 Arp Omni-2 (Model: 2473) is immaculate—keys are straight, slider knobs are all accounted for, the side panels are pristine, and not a scratch to be found! The tech I brought it to (who worked on ARPs for decades) said he'd never seen one in this condition. He installed a new power supply and replaced all the OSC capacitors, but he didn't have the time and I didn't have the funds to complete the project.

**The Omni turns on and lights up as expected, but doesn't produce sound yet due to issues with the OSC PC. Additional work is needed to restore it to full working condition.**"

Pics of the inside below.


Alesis A6 Andromeda

via this auction

Cobalt8 37-key 8-voice Extended Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction, also on Reverb

MKS-80 Serial #552868 (Rev 5)
MPG-80 Serial #531765

WORKING CONDITION: Very Good - All controls and the display are in perfect working order. MIDI response is great. Overall working condition is very good. A note from the previous owner states that the unit will go out of tune after sitting idle for about 15-20 minutes. Overall working condition is otherwise excellent.


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 19" x 21.5" x 3.5"

Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3.2 Analog Synthesizer w/ MIDI SN 3335

via this auction, also on Reverb

Two pics of the inside below.

WORKING CONDITION: Very Good - Just serviced and given new key bushings. All keys and controls are in fine working order. Each parameter is fully functional and the presets sound great. Overall, the working condition is very good.


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 37.5" x 5.5" x 16.5"

ARP PE-IV Solina String-Ensemble Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Works perfectly. All keys respond and sound off nicely. Adjusting the parameters of the device is simple and they all function properly. Overall the working condition is excellent."


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 37.5" x 7" x 14.25"

Sequential Circuits Pro One - Vintage Analog Synthesizer - J Wire Version

via this auction

Error Instruments Lucifer Evil Oscillator Eurorack Module

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

Lucifer. It’s a dark FM Oscillator that also can be used as drum .

The sounds are created by frequency modulation

in a low level of sub bas sounds but also really high

The cross modulation of the frequencies and make

it extra mechanical sometimes like a drill machine Of your dentist

If it’s about noise Or will he deep and dark drones.

Lucifer Have three audio outputs The main output on the right .

the FM drones . The left output for different noise levels .

In the middle jack out there is the drum You can use this with trigger or gate

In the middle is the switch with different sounds .

All the way up . Light In the middle .the white night All the way under .

dark night This is inspired on the knights in Scandinavia

there are almost hallucinating . Very complex and dark oscillator For experimental purpose 8hp 20 ma

video upload by Red Means Recording

"Here we will play factory Korg Wavestate patches and set them to clips from movies and video games.

Here's a table of contents (time patch name - clip name)

00:00 Air Dance Split - Intro
00:53 Ancient Sunlight - The Beauty of Horizon Zero Dawn
02:25 Assam Ambience Split - Khiladi 786
03:30 Auroras (Hold) - Our Galaxy into Space Nebula Blackhole Stock Footage
04:41 Beauty Vox and Violins - Our Galaxy into Space Nebula Blackhole Stock Footage
06:23 Copelandia Spizz Split
07:15 Dark Sonata Split (Hold) - Project Power, Wanted
07:59 Daylight is Fading - What Dreams May Come
10:09 Epichondriac Split - Passengers, Contact, Gravity
12:07 Floating Mellow
12:39 Haunted Mansion - Kairo
13:42 Iceland Piano Pad
16:31 Insidious Split - Existential dread
18:21 KarambaLimba Split - Blissful's Dance Class
19:33 Mylas Dance - Blackhat
20:25 Om-Manji Split
21:38 Performance Strings - Zelda Breath of the Wild (True Ending)
23:42 Subtle Thoughts - Upside Down
24:59 Symphonic Strings
27:26 Ultima Vega Star - The Social Network
28:36 Outro"

Trolls -jean-stephan-regottaz cover by Graal7

video upload by graal7

tribute to jsr
french electronic artist (1988)
play with moog one, arturia keyboards and juno 6
and pleyel p118 for classical part.

Matrixbrute, Polybrute, Drumbrute, Roland Juno-6, Moog One, & piano.

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

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