MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 30, 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021

Sequential Take 5 - will it Blade Runner? YES

video upload by peterkeys88

"Let's make a patch, using the Sequential Take 5 synth, inspired by my favorite big weeping Blade Runner-esque pads (real, or imagined...including 2049). I was part of the beta-testing and patch design team for Sequential's Take 5 - The Take 5 is an incredibly powerful yet compact synth that's got it where it counts.

If you have a Prophet Rev2, I've made a preset pack focused on these kinds of big wide epic pads, called Mammoth Pads, available at

*This is a beta Take 5 unit, so a couple buttons on the panel changed orientation on the final release."

MODX Tape Loop simulation - patch walkthru

video upload by Russ Hoffman

"In this video (shot poorly with a handheld iPhone be warned!), I walk through how to create a patch on the Yamaha MODX synth that emulates a four-track variable speed tape loop player, using your own audio loop files. The John Melas 'Montage Waveform Editor' is used to make this a bit easier."

Yamaha YC Stage Keyboard - Live Event for Kraft Music

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha YC BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Blake Angelos from Yamaha Shares a livestream with Kraft Music to showcase the Yamaha YC Series Stage Keyboards.

Yamaha YC organ-focused stage keyboards give gigging keyboardists iconic and expressive touch, tone, and real-time control in a modern instrument. Yamaha's VCM organ engine provides classic tonewheel organ character by modeling individual components right down to the transistors and resistors, while physical drawbars, a waterfall keyboard, and intuitive controls allow for more jamming with less programming. With a four-zone master keyboard mode, nine effects processors, onboard acoustic and electro-mechanical pianos, DX-derived FM synth and electric piano sounds, strings, brass, and more, YC keyboards can be the perfect top keyboard for any rig – or the entire rig!

YC61 features 61 semi-weighted "waterfall" keys for organ-focused players, YC73 has 73 weighted and balanced keys for keyboardists, and YC88 uses an 88-key weighted triple-sensor action with synthetic ebony and ivory keytops for pianists.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Yamaha YC stage keyboard and organ bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new performance keyboard, 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!"

Eowave - Quadrantid Swarm

video upload by NOISEBUG

"We are exploring the percussion capabilities of the eowave Quadrantid Swarm desktop synth. This highly versatile synth has a wide range of sounds and textures stored under its hood! The built in sequencer make this a 100% stand alone instrument that can become a part of any studio.

Read more details on our website -"

Korg M3R - The M1's super little brother

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Korg M3R. The little brother module of M1, both from the late 80s and classic synthesizers from the era with some iconic sounds like THE house piano, bass and organ.

The demo song was a challenge as the drums inside the M3R are very crisp and not very dense low end. I had to layer, process, eq and compress to make the kick beefy enough and a combination of that kick and some snares makes out the final snare in the track. Again, layered, eq'ed and compressed.
The pads in the verses are made by multi tracking several pads and detuning them track by track. Just good old fashioned mixing.
The vocals are from a vocal sample download I bought many years ago and after all these years they finally came to life. The vocals are heavily pitched, stretched and manipulated to sound they way they do.
The demo song has loads of Valhalla VintageVerb on it, but the patch examples in the last part of the video uses only effects from the M3R, no external effects at all on these."

Super Acid MochikaX4 jamm3

video upload by atomolab

"Hello World! this is a super acid jamm using the AtomoSynth MochikaX4 and Ipad."

Clavia Nord Rack 2X Virtual Analogue Synth

via this auction

BROTHER MDI-40 MIDI Disk Composer w/ Original Box SN 214812

via this auction

From electric typewriters to MIDI.

"This is a vintage Brother MDI-40 multi channel disk composer sequencer / recorder for MIDI instruments. It can store data from your performance on a 3.5" floppy disk and functions as a multi track recorder using the merge function."

ARP 2600 + ARP 3604-P Keyboard Serviced

via this auction

"This is a classic amazing fun synth and nothing quite sounds like an original Arp 2600 synth. This one has been fully serviced by our tech, including:

- full recap of main unit and keyboard
- power supply rebuilt
- calibration / tuning
- going over all modules and sections to ensure proper operation
- cleaning all sliders / potentiometers
- aligning keys on keyboard
- cleaning all contacts on keyboard
- new bushings on all keys"

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx

via this auction

"2 voices. Pulled from a commercial studio."

Anyone ID the pic in the background? Where is that?

Casio CZ-5000 61-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Alpha Juno 2 // SOUNDING GORGEOUS // sounds only demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 Downbeat
2:36 Drum & Bass
3:40 Old School House Piano
4:31 Ambient Chords
5:52 Percussive Chimes
7:36 HOOVER!!
9:03 Let’s RAVE :)
9:51 Slow Chords to Chicago Stabs

"Aurora" - Yamaha EX5 ambient improv

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"I've updated my EX5 soundset which you can download for free at . This an ambient track using some of the new sounds. The pad is called "Aurora", the strange whale noises are an FDSP patch named "FM scream". The idea here is there are pitch-envelope-controlled modulators on the carrier, which results in these LFO-on-filter-like modulations. Pressing on the aftertouch keyboard will intensify the effect. If you're an EX5 user, just download the patches. :)"


Audio Damage Releases Other Desert Cities Multi-Algorithm Delay Plug-In

Other Desert Cities by Audio Damage (Walkthrough and Demo) video upload by Red Means Recording

"Other Desert Cities is the new delay, echo, and diffusion plugin from Audio Damage. In this video, we'll take a look and listen to all its different modes and moods."

Thank you to Audio Damage for partnering with me on this video.

Check it out here:

00:00 Intro
01:28 Algorithm walkthrough
08:18 On drums
09:25 On lofi loops
10:36 On guitar
13:37 Full mix
14:20 Conclusion


via Audio Damage

"Other Desert Cities, named after a famous sign on the I-10 highway leaving Los Angeles, is a workshop for creativity. As its namesake implies, there are many strange and wonderful things lurking inside. With six algorithms, each with its own unique personality, and extensive modulation capabilities, Other Desert Cities can fill multiple niches, from basic stereo dual delays to never-before-heard granular pitch-shifting chaos."


via Virtual PG's Synth Programmers and Software on Reverb (you can find other synth editors there as well - can also be bought direct via

"This software is a virtual Novation A-Station programmer for use with the Novation A-Station rack mount synth module. It simulates a hardware programmer in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio / sequencer program (formerly Emagic LOGIC). To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer. This software CANNOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances. It will not run in Reason, Ableton, AU, VST or any other plug-in format. It was created and is presented through use of the LOGIC “environment” architecture.

Upon purchase, you will ultimately receive a ZIP archive of the editor you purchased for Logic. UNZIP this archive and you will have a choice of LOGIC song documents (v9 > vX) you can now open in the Logic program (please send special request for versions pre-v9 or PC if you require them). Once open, you will see the editor on your screen and you can then discover the pleasures of a virtual A-Station programmer for your synth. Your screen should look like the picture above once you open the document and view the main page."

In Every Leap (ambient tape loop jam)

video upload by poorness studios

"I got this 7-second tape loop from The Void Electronics. I made me think of an ambient pad, so I built this quick jam around the loop. I used my Eurorack modular synthesizer along with the Tele Blender from Error Instruments (normally thought of as a glitch instrument). Alchemy provides the soft synth sounds, and my Sony TCM-200DV is used to play the loop."

poorness studios tape loop posts

Also see Error Instruments Tele Blender: Unboxing & Demo

Buchla 223e Polyphony

video upload by Todd Barton

"Ah . . . it's an old trick . . . but . . . it still works!! Enjoy!
my patreon"

What do Euclidean Sequencers have to do with Polyrhythms and Polymeters?

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:12 - What are Euclidean Sequencers
02:41 - Polyrhythms
08:22 - Polymeters
13:31 - Something to think about

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

Dreamy loop Plinky/LD3/Euro

video upload by Meska

"I hope you love my vocal 8)
voice is going to Warps,runing parasit firmware, vocodeur and right after typhoon for granular and reverbe drums and arpegio is gotharman LD3 (sidechaine too) alternating between 2 arpegio sequence with the SEQ morph knob sub is plink yand at the same time transpose the sequence on the LD3 via CV

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 this auction

You can find demos of the Farfisa SYNTORCHESTRA 4 in previous posts here.

Roland SH-7

via this auction

KORG POLY-800 w/ Original Red Labeled Box

via this auction

The box is usually blue.

Roland TR-09 Boutique Drum Machine

via this auction

Roland Boutique JP-08

via this auction

KORG TRIDENT + STRYMON BIG SKY - Ambient Space Music | Synth Demo

video upload by synth4ever

"Korg Trident + Strymon Big Sky ambient space music synth demo. Playing a relaxing ambient music soundscape on vintage Trident analog synth from Korg + the Strymon Big Sky.

This ambient / new age synthesizer music features massive pads created using the Korg Trident synthesizer and Strymon Big Sky effects pedal."

The First Modern Drum Machine | Eko Computerhythm

video upload by HAINBACH

"The Eko Computerhythm from 1972 was so ahead of its time that it found almost more fame as a prop in Italian Sci-Fi movies than as an instrument. In a time when a drum machine was all corny preset rhythms, the Eko featured 16 step programming, time division, mixing, individual outs and a punch card memory. Only 15 are known to exist today and it is frequently rated as one of the rarest and most expensive drum machine.

In this video you will find information on its history, its makers and hear it in all its glory."

Eko Computerhythm posts

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

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