MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Peter van Hoesen - Live #Superbooth 2021

video upload by KlangDing

Maarten Vos - Live #Superbooth 2021

video upload by KlangDing

Buchla TipTop - LiveJam - #Superbooth 2021

video upload by KlangDing

Jolin Lab - #Superbooth 2021

video upload by KlangDing

Lo-Fi game music with old and new gear | Use imperfections to the full tutorial

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Making a lofi soundtrack type of music with some old analog gear and some new digital gear. Using stems to record on a portastudio to add lo-fi tape saturation and grit and the going back to the digital realm. Gear used: Akai AX73, Roland TR-808 for, Tascam 424, Antelope Audio Zen Go, Cubase."

MEMORYMOOG handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Korg EX-8000 SN 001663 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Superbooth 2021! Back again - Chris Mick impressions

video upload by Chris Mick: Studentsmusic

Korg OPSIX altered FM Synthesizer Overview (Summer Special)

video upload by Knobs & Switches

"This is a nearly complete Overview about the Korg Opsix altered FM Synthesizer created on our holidays in Denmark."

"Jeannie" Polyphonic DIY Synthesizer

video upload by Rolf Degen

Additional posts

DIY Projekt in deutsch:
DIY Project in english:

Noise Engineering May 2021 #1 | Live Modular Synth Jam

video upload by Noise Engineering

"More modular improv from earlier in the year.

Gear List:
Basimilus Iteritas Alter x3
Cursus Iteritas
Ruina Versio
Electus Versio
Manis Iteritas
Imitor Versio
Vox Digitalis x3
Mimetic Digitalis x2
Lapsus Os x3
Quantus Pax
Pura Ruina x2
Univer Inter (prototype) x2
Sono Abitus

Video recorded with OBS and a Scarlett 6i6
Basic audio mastering with Reaper"

Sequential's Take 5 : Smokin' Hot Analog Sounds from Nick Semrad

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"We invited one of our favorite performers, Nick Semrad, back to show us what kind of sounds can be coaxed out of the brand new Take 5 analog polyphonic synthesizer from Sequential.

Nick shows off some stunning sound design from his own personal patch library, built exclusively for the Take 5, showcasing the extremely versatile functionality of this synthesizer.

You can check out the Take 5

Nick Semrad is a musician, programmer, and all-around cool cat, who has supported and toured with some of the biggest names in the industry, in addition to designing some of the coolest patches for our favorite synthesizers.

More of Nick's work, including patches, is available on his website :"

🔥 Sequential Take 5 - playing through EVERY preset (no talking!)

video upload by Pink Buddha Academy

"omg - this synth is amazing!! Just came in the mail today and I ran through all the presets here. If you want to hear my initial thoughts/impressions - check out this video here:"

Sequential Take 5 Review: Best/Worst Features (is it worth the money...???)

video upload by

GEOSynths Synth Show - Ep112 - With the Sequential Take 5

video upload by GEOSynths

CuteLab Missed Ops 1st Playdate

video upload by Todd Barton

"My first playdate with the CuteLab's Missed Opportunities module, a treasure trove of random gates and possibilities. Enjoy the playdate!
More info here:
My Patreon here:"

This is the first post to feature CuteLab NYC.

First jam with Novation Circuit Rhythm

video upload by motobor

"Had a first play with Novation Circuit Rhythm. It needs little bit of a different approach when creating tracks than Circuit Tracks, but it is fun machine nonetheless. Need to make my own sample pack for the Rhythm."

Novation Circuit Rhythm & Tokimonsta pack

video upload by

"Checking out the Tokimonsta pack for Novation Circuit Rhythm. Little bit different style of jam than I usually make."

Superbooth2021 - Erica Synths PERKONS, instant favorite drumsynth

video upload by motobor

"9 minutes of techno fun with Erica Synths Perkons. Instant favorite drum synth. Nice big knobs and intuitive layout. built like a tank, sounds massive."

Erica Synths PERKONS

Superbooth2021 - first go with the Dreadbox Nymphes

video upload by motobor

"Checking out the NYMPHES by DREADBOX. It's a fun little 6-Voice analog polyphonic synthesizer. It has also a nice builtin reverb. It is capable of doing deep bass sounds and nice long pads."

Dreadbox Nymphes

Mayer Electronic Music Instruments MD900 Extended Virtual Analog (XVA) Desktop Synthesizer

via Mayer

MD900 is a polyphonic desktop synthesizer, multitimbral with 4 parts. A polyphony of 16 voices are shared by the 4 multi-timbral parts. All of these 4 parts have their own effect stack [Mod-Delay (flanger, chorus, vibrato), Reverb, Tube-AMP, EQ, LP-Filter, DYNAMIC (Limiter) , Stereo Delay ...].

The overall audio path is stereo. Rationally, the oscillator, mixer filter, amps and effects are all in stereo.

Four independent arpeggiator und step sequenzer assigned to each of the four synth parts. The trigger sequencer may trigger the built in transient sample player (Drum Kit .wav) or send triggers to MIDI-Out (USB-DIN or USB-MIDI)

The housing is made of aluminum with real walnut wood on the front and back.
All components are industrial grade. On the operator panel we use precision potentiometer with aluminum covered knobs.
For some parameter entries we use endless encoder without rest.
This kind of encoders feels like a potentiometer.
All of this feels very valuable and it feels great to work with.

The MD900 XVA engine is patch compatible with the M800-R2 synthesizer.

BOSS Introduces SY-200 Guitar Pedal Synthesizer

video upload by BOSSchannel

Priced at $299.99.

Offering a universe of rich, analog-inspired polyphonic tones in a small footprint, the SY-200 makes it simple for players to weave BOSS’s expressive guitar and bass synth technology into their musical journeys. Building on the fun, instant-gratification experience of the acclaimed SY-1 Synthesizer from the BOSS compact series, the SY-200 features an expanded sound set, more tone-shaping possibilities, and 128 memories for storing sonic creations. Two footswitches are available for real-time performance control, and users can take things even further with external footswitches, an expression pedal, and MIDI.

The SY-200 provides 171 total sounds organized in 12 intuitive categories and adjustable parameters for customizing the tone and response. Calling up great sounds is quick and easy, thanks to the informative display and hands-on controls. The SY-200 can be used with any guitar or bass via a standard 1/4-inch cable, and selectable modes are available to optimize the synth engine for either instrument type.

Cherry Audio Introduces Mercury-4 - Detailed Roland Jupiter-4 Emulation

Mercury-4 🌌 | Cherry Audio video upload by Cherry Audio

"The new Cherry Audio Mercury-4 is a detailed emulation of one of the best-sounding and quirkiest polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970's, the Roland Jupiter-4.

It’s the rarest and most sonically unique of the fabled Jupiter series, and we’ve gone to great lengths to recreate the subtle (and not-so-subtle) nuances and character of this beloved classic.

Every aspect of Mercury-4 has been expertly modeled upon a vintage Jupiter-4 originally owned by Greg Hawkes of the legendary 80’s new wave band The Cars, and played on their double-platinum 1981 album Shake It Up.

In Greg’s own words, Mercury-4 'sounds just like my old Jupiter! It’s nice to have it back.'"

Update: user video by Starsky Carr:

Cherry Audio Mercury 4 // Jupiter 4 plugin // review demo and walkthrough

video upload by Starsky Carr

via Cherry Audio:

Mercury-4 Features:

Authentically modeled oscillator with sub oscillator
All filter characteristics modeled, including powerful low-frequency resonance
Up to 16-voice polyphony
Over 400 presets, programmed by industry veterans
Exactingly replicated unique arpeggio section w/tempo sync
Carefully modeled wide-range LFO modulation with "inverted" mod characteristics
Drift control for increased analog realism
Precisely replicated stereo ensemble effect
Warm and organic tape echo with multiple reverb modes
Tempo-syncable LFO
Detunable unison mode
Single-key chord memory mode
Highly optimized coding for high performance with ultra-low CPU load
User-adjustable oversampling control
Advanced one-click UI magnification
Comprehensive MPE support
Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls
Mercury-4 is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.

A free 30-day demo of Mercury-4 is available. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.

macOS Requirements: macOS 10.9 or above (including macOS 12), 64-bit required. M1 processor compatible (via Rosetta 2). Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above, 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.


Left: Greg Hawkes’s Jupiter-4, atop the Prophet-5 in the center, at The Cars’ Syncro Sound Studio, during the Shake It Up sessions, 1981. (Photo courtesy of Greg Hawkes)

Originally released in 1978, the Roland Jupiter-4 synthesizer was one of the earliest instruments to combine voice-assign polyphony with digital patch storage - that is, the ability to store and recall sounds to a digital memory and recall them at the touch of a button.

The Jupiter-4 rapidly became the go-to polysynth for numerous English and European acts in the 80's including Duran Duran, Thomas Dolby, The Human League, Simple Minds, and more, and for good reason: the Jupiter-4 sounded fantastic, with a raw, raunchy tone not found in any of the other beloved Juno and Jupiter synths. Its analog oscillators have a uniquely aggressive tone quality, the built-in sub oscillator adds girth, its oddly fast and deep LFO modulation capabilities allow it to create uniquely whacked-out modular synth-like tones, and Roland's famous stereo chorus "ensemble" circuit is beautifully implemented, adding a boatload of width and dimension.

Bottom Left: Greg Hawkes’s Jupiter-4 in the Cherry Audio lab, modeled for Mercury-4.


BOWIE STYLOPHONE - Limited Edition video upload by Stylophone


We are very proud to announce this unique collaboration with @davidbowie celebrating a career long association between the legendary musician and Stylophone.

The Bowie Limited Edition White Stylophone with analog sound comes with a booklet celebrating David Bowie's career and featuring exclusive photos."

Update: the press release:

David Bowie celebrated with limited-edition Bowie Stylophone

David Bowie’s career-long association with the world’s first ‘pocket synthesizer’ is being celebrated with the launch of a Bowie Stylophone.

The limited-edition Stylophone commemorates Bowie’s longstanding association with the iconic instrument, which famously featured on his breakthrough 1969 single “Space Oddity” which was composed around the Stylophone’s unique sound.

The launch is the result of a collaboration between The David Bowie Archive and Dubreq, the British company that makes the instrument. Together they have released a selection of pictures of the music legend using the Stylophone. Whilst legendary American record producer Tony Visconti, who worked closely with Bowie over many years, has gifted the team a Bowie photo from his private
collection. (Pictures available here)

“Space Oddity” appeared on Bowie’s second album which was produced by Tony Visconti – who
recalls how the young Bowie was ecstatic to be chosen by the makers of the Stylophone to receive a
complimentary unit.

Mr Visconti said: “He was one of the first to own one and to discover this new, quite radical way of
making music. He immediately put it to work and wrote a song around the unique sound of the
instrument, which was of course, Space Oddity.

“For many years to come Bowie and Stylophone were names that were matched in the same breath.
He would be very proud of this new incarnation named after him.”

Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Bowie continued to use the
instrument throughout his career. As late in his career as 2002 he recorded with the Stylophone for the song “Slip Away” on his Heathen album.

The limited-edition Stylophone goes on sale from on 17th September for £29.95/ €34.95/$39.95 and is accompanied by a commemorative booklet that explores Bowie’s music.

John Simpson, managing director of Dubreq, the British company that makes Stylophone said: “There’s a big resurgence in interest in the mini synthesizer from young musicians. This limited edition Stylophone is a great way to commemorate David’s affection for the instrument and to inspire the next generation of musicians to create even more great music with the Stylophone.”




Ground control to Major Tom: introducing the limited-edition Bowie Stylophone, a stylish reimagining of the original pocket synthesizer.

The ultimate collectible for any Bowie fan.

Limited-edition David Bowie-inspired synthesizer

Special white design featuring embossed Bowie logo

Full colour booklet celebrating David Bowie’s work and featuring exclusive contributions and archive photographs

Compact & battery-powered
3 way Octave switch / Vibrato switch
Built-in speaker & headphone socket for playing on the go
Batteries required: 3 x AA (not included)

Gotharman's Urano: Pitch Shifter

video upload by gotharman

"Playing with the standard pitch shifter of Urano."

Synare 3 by Star Instruments. A very broken analog drum synthesizer. Will it work again??

video upload by DeadKoby

"This was an estate auction find... very dirty, moldy, and broken. These are pretty collectable, so let's see if I can fix it up. It's a drum pad from outer space!"

EMEAPP Synthesizer Museum Featured on the FOX 29 Philadelphia News

Synthesizer Museum: Musician creates home for iconic instrument video upload by FOX 29 Philadelphia

"A former musician has created a home for the synthesizer -an instrument with a sound that defined 80's pop music. Philadelphia news, weather, traffic and sports from FOX 29, serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Watch breaking news live or see the latest videos from programs like Good Day Philadelphia."

It looks like they picked up Rick Wakeman's synths as well as Keith Emerson's Moog modular.

You can find additional posts mentioning EMEAPP here.

SUPERBOOTH 2021 Moog Sound Studio Bundle

video upload by sonicstate

"Want a Subharmonicon, DFMA, Mother 32, Case, mount and other extras as a bundle? Comes with Case, patch chord stand, mixer, and Moog Connections Card Game. We spoke with Max Ravitz who gamely put a patch together and let the cards roll."

Moog Sound Studio

RIDE - Live On Analog Modular Synths - LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"New Song Called Ride. OUT NOW
Download the Wav of this version and the Instrumental :-
me and my friend suzy we can ride across the world
and no one will ever catch cus we ain't a travelling heard
me and my friend ruby we can travel time and speed
and no one will ever catch us cus times lost count on me

we can ride across the tracks
under power whilst it lasts
far from all this world as we can be yeah yeah yeah
far from your existence
and the world that never sleeps
yeah we can ride ride ride ride ride

me and my friend suzy we can tear out all the hearts
and no one will ever stop us theres no heartbeat to kickstart
and me and my friend ruby we can go against the breeze
no never ever stop us no don't suffocate us please

dearly departed
please don't go
ride ride ride ride ride"

How-To: MPC One looper with acoustic instruments

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a more detailed look at using the AKAI MPC One as a looper with acoustic instruments. Hope this answers your questions. Demo at 04:45"


SUPERBOOTH 2021 Expressive É - Imagine Physical Modelling Instrument

video upload by sonicstate

"Launched earlier this month the Expressive É Imagine is a collaboration between them and AAS who are the experts in physical modeling. The demo videos sound pretty good, so we thought we'd catch up with them here to see how it was.

Currently on offer at 40% (around €83 Euros), its simplified interface for physical modeling makes tweaking a lost more straightforward."

SUPERBOOTH 2021 Polyend Tracker Updates and A Jam

video upload by sonicstate

"Polyend's Tracker continues to be updated, with the last update adding horizontal track displays - which was a biggie for some, more mastering FX, MIDI tweaks and much more.
We spoke with Piotr, who assures us that there is more to come too.
We also got a special performance from Martin to play us out."

Bugbrand Board Chirper

via this auction

You can find a couple of demos of the Board Chirper in previous posts here.

Rare White Model PHILIPS PMC 100

via this auction

"Made from 1986 to 1988. From the designer of the SFX peripherals for the Commodore 64, came this curious little box — the Personal Media Composer (PMC) 100. It's got a Yamaha two-operator FM chip, a membrane keyboard (flat, but not capacitive like the EDP Wasp) and its most striking feature, the built-in cassette deck. This allowed you to save your compositions as either sound or data, or it could function as a Walkman or dictaphone. The PMC 100 came in black or (a much rarer) white.

The main voice is monophonic, with simple preset accompaniment rhythms (with 15 options for the rhythm's voice) controlled by the 'Gling' safe-note system. This heavily limits its potential as a solo instrument, not only because the beats are laughably thin but because the accompanying voices are fixed in their patterns.

There are 100 preset melody voices, mostly the standard Yamaha PortaSound two-op noises, but there's also a surprising amount of useable sound effects and slow, evolving (but moving in very obvious digital steps) pads. It's charming in its own incredibly lo-fi way.

The real area where it shines, though, is the step sequencer. It's visualized on an LCD screen in full stave notation with rock-steady tempo, adjustable to insane degrees! Notes can be edited in or out of the sequence at will. If this thing had MIDI out it would have become a cult classic.

Sadly, though, it was a flop in terms of sales. It's not that hard to understand why; even by the mid-eighties this thing would have been considered comical and there's little hope of understanding the architecture without a manual. Still, it's a great curio to have in any synth collection and can even be useful for some styles or when buried in a mix."

Moog Memorymoog SN 1954

via this auction

Powers up but doesn't play.

Pics of the inside below.

Kawai K5000S Additive & PCM Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Quasimidi Polymorph 2.01F

via this auction

Check out the recent demo posted here.

ARP Model 2353 Solus Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2353200 w/ Cover

via this auction

Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar SN0902

via this auction

Quick Dive #10 – Parallel Sound Design with ARGON8 and COBALT8

video upload by Modal Electronics

"It goes without saying: Modal Synths give you immense sonic firepower to create. But have you ever considered combining Modal synth engines? No? Well hold on to your hats and prepare to unearth a cosmos of new unexplored textures! In this Modal Quick Dive we inspire you with a few examples and demo patches to get you started on your multi synth journey!

Download the patches:"

Modal Cobalt 8 Part. 3 | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

Waldorf M Sound Demo (no talking) at Superbooth 21

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

SUPERBOOTH 2021 // JOMOX MOD FM Sound Demo // NO TALKING // Part 2

video upload by LESINDES

"Jürgen Michaelis plays the MOD FM the new 4 operator 8 voice FM synth from Berlin manufacturer JOMOX. This modules features also 8 analog SSM filters.
This is the BETA JOMOX is presenting at SUPERBOOTH 2021.
Please check for the explanation of this module is in another video." [posted here]

SUPERBOOTH 2021: Enjoy Electronics - The Godfather - Four Channel Audio Processor

video upload by Enjoy Electronics

video upload by sonicstate

via Enjoy Electronics

"The Godfather is the first creative multichannel audio processor with a dual Soul.

Its secret is an unique combination of manipulation parameters that will make you definitively abandon the conventional mixing concepts and immediately improve your creative skills. ​

In addition to the complex mixing functions (COMPRESSOR, SIDE CHAIN, LIMITER, SHAPE EQ, PAN, STEREO WIDTH, GAIN STAGING) it provides a killer section of INDEPENDENT EFFECTS FOR EACH OF THE 4-INPUT CHANNELS (4 independent DELAY, 4 INFINITE LOOPER FEEDBACK, 4 STEREO OFFSET, 4 Double Pulse Delay, 13 HP/LP FILTERS, 4 SATURATORS, CUSTOMIZABLE STEREO REVERB engine with DEDICATED HP FILTER, 2 MULTI ASSIGNABLE LFOʼs, 4 independent TRIGGER BUTTONS, 3 independent TRIGGERING MODES for creative routing possibilities, 4 CV IN, 2CV OUT, MIDI IN/OUT, GATE IN/OUT, 4 CHANNEL AUDIO IN, 4 CHANNEL AUDIO OUT, OLED DISPLAY, 60hp EURORACK format, alumium and wood rack case). ​ ​

The Godfather will make you an offer you canʼt refuse!"

SUPERBOOTH 2021: Joranalogue - 3 New Modules

video upload by sonicstate

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - 4MS - Wifi Power Monitoring

video upload by sonicstate

"4ms didn't have any new and flashy modules to show of this year, however they were showing off a very useful tool for managing the power usage of your eurorack modular synth case. Dan Green was on hand to show it off."

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - Synth Werks - 1630 Bode Frequency Shifter

video upload by sonicstate

1630 Bode Frequency Shifter

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - Befaco - Synth Duster

video upload by sonicstate

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - Expressive E - Osmose

video upload by sonicstate

Expressive E Osmose

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - XOR Electronics - Nerdseq

video upload by sonicstate

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - Der Mann mit Der Maschine - Motorised Faders for Eurorack

video upload by sonicstate

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - Soundforce - Juno 60 Oscillator

video upload by sonicstate

SUPERBOOTH 2021 - ASM - Hydrasynth Explorer & Deluxe

video upload by sonicstate

"The announcement was at Knobcon for the new compact Hydrasynth Explorer and the Hydrasynth Deluxe, and we went to take a look at both models."

Waldorf M - Wavetable Synthesizer - Ambient Session in Multi Mode

video upload by Martin Stürtzer

"This is the Waldorf M - Wavetable Synthesizer. In this track I use the Multi mode which allows to play up to four different patches on individual Midi channels and audio outputs. Sequencing and Effects by Ableton Live. The last sound is from the Waldorf Iridium.

I will release more videos with the M, if you have any questions or want me to show a feature of the synth please let me know in the comments.

It is an honor to be part of the Waldorf beta testing team, I have been working with the synth for the last months and am very happy to finally show you what I have been doing with it. The factory library contains some of my own sounds, watch out for "MSt" when you test it at a shop or at home!"

YAMAHA AN1x Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Kraftwerk - Computer Love (Arturia MicroFreak) Synthesizer Cover

video upload by POGPALE

"I played Kraftwerk's Computer Love with Arturia MicroFreak.
This song predicted the future 40 years ago haha.

I bought the vocoder edition because of its bright color lol.
It was fun to make sounds with this little synthesizer."

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

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