MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Richard H Kirk: A tribute to his music and legacy

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We pay tribute to the pioneering electronic musician Richard H Kirk, passed away on September 21, 2021. He was a member of the group Cabaret Voltaire, whose mix of experimental electronics and dada sensibilities was very influential in the 1970s, and work in the 1980s combining electronics and pop elements influenced industrial music. Kirk continued to record and perform as a solo artist from the 1990s onward. He reformed Cabaret Voltaire as a solo project in 2009.

We send our thoughts to his family, friends, and collaborators."

Cabaret Voltaire ‎– The Dada Man

video upload by svspls

"Cabaret Voltaire ‎– 1974-76 (1980 / 1992)"

Cabaret Voltaire - Voice Of America (Celebration)

video upload by jmj321

"From the Granada arts program 'Celebration', broadcast in 1980. Unfortunately the Cabs were at the end of the program and cut short somewhat."

Featuring the EMS SYNTHI Hi-Fli


video upload by vicoland

"Classic song from the pioners of the industrial rock."

Sweet Exorcist - Testone

video upload by Galgo23

"1990 promo directed by Jarvis Cocker"

"Sweet Exorcist Testone. 1990 single charting at #85 in the UK in February 1990. Official music video 90s 90's if everything's ready here on the dark side of the moon play the five tones house techno test one. ohnoitisnathan" w/ DJ Parrot

Featuring the EMS SYNTHI VCS 3 / The Putney

Richard H. Kirk - November X-Ray Mexico

video upload by

"'November X-Ray Mexico' appears on 'Virtual State' (WARP19) by Richard H. Kirk, his first solo album for Warp released 31st January 1994."

Human Spirit

video upload by Sandoz - Topic

Waldorf Micro Q - Blade Runner Patch performed by Chronos

video upload by LFOstore

"From our soundset:


ARGOS BLEAK : Quick Tips & ''Feedback noise''

video upload by Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Quick Tips for the Argos Bleak from Industrial Music Electronics."


video upload by seren.a

"Me during the first minutes of getting to know this monster baby"

norns script SMASH

video upload by

"A short demo of the norns script SMASH!
For more info visit:

Stereo LPG and 2-button sequencer with extras. Intended for use with noise or drone instruments both to calm their rich spectra and to provide (or convert to) a rhythmic/percussive element. However, this is completely optional and it can be its own noise and/or drone instrument with no external dependencies.

- Norns
- Any device with stereo or mono line-level outputs (optional)"

Some info on the Eoten Orgeldream as this is the first post to feature one:

SynthCone NoiseBox#2: Unboxing & Demo

video upload by poorness studios

"Here's another instrument from overseas. The NoiseBox#2 comes from SynthCone in Petrozavodsk, Russia. It's based on the Noise Toaster circuit created by Ray Wilson - Music From Outer Space (MFOS). It's a little box of fun!

Intro @ 0:00
Unboxing @ 1:50
Overview @ 2:43
Basic Sounds @ 3:34
More Complex Sounds @ 6:38
External CV Modulation @ 9:30
Processing External Audio @ 11:26
Adding Reverb & Delay @ 13:50
Summary @ 14:35

You can find SynthCone's Etsy store here:"

The Tangram Sequence

video upload by boxoftextures

"Tangram, from Tangerine Dream. The sequence that starts it off has been in my head for over 40 years, and I was always a little annoyed they didn't let it run longer before they stepped on the end of it with the start of the bass line LOL. But thanks to modern technology I've now been able to fix that oversight and can press Play and let it burble along for hours and hours with none of those pesky interruptions. As it was meant to be heard. Sort of. Well, not really I guess.

Not much to it in a sense—a relatively simple synth voice, four sequencers, a voltage controlled switch, and a clock and clock divider. But in another sense it's a pretty involved patch. Which was a ton of fun to put together.

Video captured with ScreenFlow 10
Audio recorded in Logic Pro X
Voiceover recorded using an AudioTechnica BHPS1 Broadcast Headset
Audio routing done with Loopback

Edited in DaVinci Resolve 17
On a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)

Stuff used:
Cherry Audio Voltage Modular
Screenflow from Telestream
DaVinci Resolve
Audio Technica BPHS1 broadcast headset

Twitter: @selgart

Transitions 6

video upload by Todd Barton

Todd Barton Transitions series

"To wrap up this series I thought I'd share my score to Butoh for Easels which I composed 7 years ago. The score is a series of performance notes for specific transitions. It is a study in slowly evolving transitions. So rather than me talk and demonstrate I will be leaving links to the score and the video of the premiere performance for you to study at your leisure. Enjoy! And thanks so much for coming along with the this ride of transitions! Btw, it turns out I continued this series after this…stay tuned!
The score: (jpg captured below as well) The performance:"

Butoh for Easels from todd barton on Vimeo.

a video by Jim Long and Mark Brown of the premiere performance of Butoh for Easels by Todd Barton. Featured performers: Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard, Eden Mononym and Adam Scramstad. The score to this piece for 4 Buchla Music Easels can be downloaded here:
Also, there will be a CD/digital 2015 release of the entire concert featuring solos by Adam Scramstad and Eden Mononym. CD available here:

The score:

ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe Sound Demo (no talking) at Superbooth21

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Hohner Cembalet CF

video upload by

"Recorded through a Roland Cube Mini amp (Mic setting, minimum gain)."

via this auction

Note technically a synth as it is electro-mechanical. Posting it more for historical purposes. Here's the description from the listing "This is a rare Hohner Cembalet CF electro-mechanical piano built around 1963 - 1966. Rather a harpsichord than a piano since it has no dynamic touch and reeds are plucked. Unit for sale has been serviced: reeds have been cleaned from corrosion, tuned and action has been set to ensure notes volumes are as consistant as possible through the whole keyboard. Due to the reed and plectrum system there may still be some slighjt difference in volume, sound or pitch, but overall it plays and sound very well."

SYNTAXIS Micromodular - your own DIY Synth without soldering! SUPERBOOTH 2021

video upload by Exploding Shed

"A short overview on how to build your own Synthesizer on a breadboard without any soldering."

Cash Register Tune #1 - Roland MKS-7 and MC-500

video upload by Iestyn Lewis

Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet and MC-500 mkII sextuplets
video upload by Iestyn Lewis

You can find details on the CZ/PL 88 mini featuring in the top video here.

Lewismidi CZPL 88 Mini Synth Patch Library / SysEx Filer/ Arpeggiator

video upload by Iestyn Lewis

"An updated video covering all of the features of the new CZPL Mini, with thousands of built-in patches for multiple synths.

* Casio CZ Series
* Yamaha DX7 / Volca FM
* Roland D-50
* Yamaha Reface Series

And many more! Thank you to @TheSynthDad ( for the use of his footage.

Video production by Abby Lewis. More information and ordering info at"

CZPL 88 Mini control of Roland MKS-7

video upload by Iestyn Lewis

"The Roland MKS-7 provides a Juno-106 in a rack. It did not come with any real time controls or user patch storage. The CZPL 88 mini can receive CC messages from any MIDI controller and translate them to the system messages the MKS-7 expects. It can also store thousands of user created patches, making the MKS-7 far more usable. More info at"

CZPL Patch Storage for the Yamaha Reface Series

video upload by Iestyn Lewis

"An overview of the CZPL 88 Mini when used with the Yamaha Reface series. Thousands of built in patches, the ability to store all of your own sounds, and a built in arpeggiator."

via this auction


"The CZ/PL 88 mini offers thousands of preloaded patches for many brands of synthesizers. It also allows you to save patches and banks that you have created on your favorite synthesizer. No more tracking down expensive RAM catridges or having to resort to a computer. Lastly, it features a very nice arpeggiator.

It works especially nicely with the Casio CZ series of synthesizers, for which it was originally designed."

The CZ/PL 88 mini comes with a MicroSD card that is preloaded with thousands of patches:

Synth # Presets
Casio CZ Series 2,198 patches
Ensoniq VFX Series 126 banks of 32 patches
Roland D-50 / D-550 / D-05 305 banks of 64 patches
Yamaha DX7 / Volca FM 4,400 banks of 32 patches
Yamaha FB-01 125 banks of 48 patches
Yamaha SY77 226 banks of patches
Korg M1 295 banks of patches
Roland JD-800 174 banks of patches
Yamaha Reface CP 158 patches
Yamaha Reface CS 4,551 patches
Yamaha Reface DX 4,270 patches
Yamaha Reface YC 1,655 patches"

1972 Univox JM15 Jazzman Electric Piano Synthesizer SN 621 w/ Legs & Gig Bag

CRUMAR Jazzman video upload by patroche26

Note the video above is of a CRUMAR Jazzman. The listing below is for the Univox branded Jazzman.

via this auction

"My folks purchased this Univox Electric Piano synthesizer around 1972. I used it along with an electric organ in night clubs, bars, restaurants as a youth in the 1970's. Still works great as I recently tested it but has been stored appropriately in doors (my homes) all these many years. Great acoustic piano sound as as well as harpsichord, vibes and many other (analog) sounds including an optional base octave. Comes with volume pedal, sustain pedal, audio cord to amp/speaker (I used an Ampeg GV15 amp/speaker which is also for sale here on Reverb), chrome stand and accessory vinyl (snaps) carry case. Keyboard itself is covered by a removal (hard) cover. Has a chrome mountable sheet music stand. No dings/scratches..again, like new."

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"Excellent condition and really the only issue is one knob is not original."

Limited Edition Sherman Quad Modular Filter / QMF sn : 39 (-95) w/ Signed Manual

via this auction

"This is a limited edition piece of gear and only 95 of them were made world wide. I AM THE FIRST OWNER and IT HAS BEEN USED VERY RARELY !!! It is basically four filter banks in one sleek modular machine with enhanced features and possibilities. It also features total midi implementation with independent 1-4 midi channels for each filter bank. Each has its own separate input and can function independently or all can be linked together for a MEGA filter with a 96dB slope !!! LFO outputs CV and Gate inputs and outputs allows you to create WILD filter effects while in the analog domain. Newly added features include a bright switch to boost high frequencies."

Roland Juno-106 Polyphonic Analogue Synth w/ Wood Side Panels & Pelican Case

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 61 Key Version

via this auction

RARE VTG 1988 Ensoniq FULL LINE Synth Catalog Brochure

via this auction

"circa 1988 Ensoniq USA FULL LINE Synthesizer / Sampler Keyboard Catalog Sales Brochure featuring Sales Brochure featuring EPS, SQ-80, ESQ-1, MIRAGE, also with photos of rack-mount modules, sound libraries, software, accessories, and mention of Apple IIGS computer sound chip. Printed in full color on heavy stock, 6 pages/tri-fold, approximately 10" x 7.5"."

The design reminds me of Depeche Mode's Black Celbration which came out in 1986.

Moog Source SN 3697

via this auction

Roland RS-09 Organ Strings 09 Synthesizer Keyboard SN 853450

via this auction

Vintage Casio VL-Tone VL-1 w/ Extras

via this auction

"Comes with the following:

Keyboard, vinyl case, box (shows wear), operation manual, assorted melodies booklet and the Casio VL-Tone Song Book.

Everything you’ll need to get up and running."

Astronoise Eurorack 8-bit Video Game Noise Drum Module - Features Demo

video upload by synthrotek

Sequential Pro 3 /// Custom Patches #1-10

video upload by Voltage Controlled

"Here are the first ten custom patches I made on the Sequential Pro 3.

These sounds will be available for download when I complete the full 127 patch bank."

Sequential Pro 3 /// Jam 1

video upload by Voltage Controlled

"Two parts recorded into Ableton live. No external effects or mastering."

Yamaha SY77 Synthesizer Presets 1 Sound Demo - No Talking

video upload by Runningonair

"This is the start of new series or style of video. These will be just sound demonstration with little to no explanation and certainly no talking. The idea is to focus on the pure sound of the synth and try to create meaningful musical examples without the disturbance of someone talking. I'll continue to do tutorials as well but I'll keep the sound demo separate for those that aren't interested in that.

If you'd like to support the channel, you can check out my tracks below:



IGNITION 3 Early Progress / Playtesting

video upload by Major OSC

"noodling around on a few of the presets, some of which are in fully realized form, while others need work. playing em for a good length of time, especially with a backbeat, is always a good indicator of where they're at, how they feel to play, how they sound in a mix etc. Figured I'd post a few of these periodically. will be converting to a new brand identity in the coming weeks. Aperture Sound Lab, a join venture between MajorOSC and AlphaCodeSynth, will serve as the new platform for all preset banks to be release on. All MajorOSC preset banks will continue to be made available once the new site is up, and all banks will be labeled and credited as such. Aperture Sound Lab marks a new beginning for both MajorOSC and AlphaCodeSynth, allowing both to combine their sound design talents at various points, while retaining full control of the individual sound design brands and styles."


video upload by otemrellik

"A 3 channel MIDI sequencer with 6 parts per channel. I built this to replace my beatstep pro and to save some space in my studio setup. Code an schematic is available here:"

SOMI-1 x FMKF collective

video upload by instruments of things

"Dana Pajarillaga and Daniel Asamoah from FMKF collective by Franka Marlene Foth. The dancers control nature-like ambient sounds by their movements via our SOMI-1 wearables."

Waldorf Microwave XT

via this auction

Studio Electronics Omega CODE 8 OD w/ discrete opamps

via this auction

"Back from servicing/calibration at SE just last week. Has overdrive on all voices. Features the discrete op-amp output upgrade, which gives it a real nice sub bass capability.

Sounds beautiful and reaches a wide spectrum of poly sounds, everything has a midi CC too."

Pics of the inside / voice cards below.

Waldorf Streichfett String Synthesizer & Rocket Synthesizer

Streichfett via this auction

Rocket via this auction

Original Novation Bass Station

via this auction

Roland JX-8P Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"It is a dynamic synthesizer released in 1984 (the price was $2,079.00 at that time) Some of the most attractive pop sounds came out of the 80's.

There are 64 kinds of tones, and it was especially useful as it could make powerful sounds such as brass and percussion instruments."

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Monophonic Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg MS-10 Vintage Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer SN 133117

via this auction

YAMAHA CS10 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer CS-10 w/ Hard Case SN 2442

via this auction

USSR Analog Synthesizer Noisebox

via this auction

"Two LFO waveforms
Two LFO frequency bands
Filter, echo block with LFO delay time modulation
Audio input, CV in

An interesting device using the sound from a gloomy drone to the sounds of dolphins. The device is filled with various sound effects and sounds.
Toggle switches of the Soviet military acceptance, will last a long time!
Also USSR transistors and microcircuits are a powerful base for a unique sound.

Formanta drum machine USSR

video upload by mrudu123

"Retro Analog Soviet Union Drum machine"

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS

Ultimate Synth Selection - KORG NAUTILUS
The Ultimate Synth Selection utilises the Set List feature in NAUTILUS and gives the user the ability to search for sounds from legacy instruments through to the world-class sound engines of the NAUTILUS.

Imagine walking into a room containing an MS20, a Polysix, WAVESTATION, M1, TRITON, Concert pianos, CX-3 drawbar organs, Electric Pianos with an array of FX pedals, supercharged FM synths and more…

The Ultimate Synth Selection lets you do that within the NAUTILUS by giving the user 11 custom setlists created by KORG UK. Full details at

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - SGX-2
The SGX-2 Premium Piano sound engine offers three distinctive pianos - the rich German D piano, a Japanese upright model and a small Japanese C grand. Each uses superb, un-looped stereo samples, with 12 velocity levels. Thoughtful attention to detail preserves the realism and warmth of the piano sound, even to the extent of sampling and reproducing the sounds of the body resonances and the mechanical key, damper pedal noises, string resonance, varied microphone placements and even prepared piano samples.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - EP-1
Our EP-1 sound engine is dedicated to faithfully recreating six of the most popular classic electric pianos which provide realistic simulations of the period amp, cabinet, speaker and even the hard-to-find vintage effects that gave the original instruments their distinctive sound. The MDS modelling technology eliminates the transitions between velocity-switched samples and provides the user with unique control over the tines, reeds and noise elements.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - CX-3
The original KORG CX-3 combo organ went on sale in 1980. The CX-3 engine precisely models this classic tonewheel instrument. Proprietary KORG technology has been used to perfectly reproduce the vacuum tube amp and effects, such as Vibrato/Chorus and the must-have rotary speaker - even the instability, fold-back, leakage and noise of the tonewheels have been obsessively analysed to recreate this much sought-after classic organ.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - MS-20EX
Debuting in 1978, the MS-20 unified a 37-note keyboard with a vertically oriented control panel. It had a thick and solid sound, aggressive filters and patching that opened up limitless potential for creating sounds. Using KORG's CMT (Component Modeling Technology), the MS-20EX faithfully reproduces the MS-20, whilst dramatically expanding its patch panel functionality. Its signature filters provide a unique sound, a great contrast to the AL-1 and PolysixEX.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - PolysixEX
The original Polysix from 1981 offered six-voice polyphony, program memory and a surprisingly competitive price tag. With its self-oscillating four-pole filter, smooth analogue oscillator and sub-oscillator, plus a lush Chorus/Ensemble effect, the PolysixEX extends the abilities of the original in many creative ways, The Polysix arpeggiator is included and you can modulate every control on the front panel to make new sounds that were impossible on the original keyboard.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - WAVESTATION
The WAVESTATION synthesizer appeared in 1990 with an advanced vector synthesis system that combined and shifted between multiple complex waveforms. Using the HD-1 Engine in the NAUTILUS, KORG have included most of the original wave sequences, as well as a full wave sequence edit mode. The patterns can also be manipulated with the on-screen vector joystick, just like on the original!

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - TRITON
The KORG TRITON series of workstations was first released in 1999. Countless top musicians and producers from around the world loved the newly developed expressive PCM sounds that helped shape the sound of the 2000s in the studio and on stage. This collection of 128 original TRITON programs uses the HD-1 engine to faithfully recreate the HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system that was at the core of the legendary TRITON series.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - MOD-7
Combine Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), wave-shaping, ring modulation, samples and subtractive synthesis, plus a modular patch-panel system and you end up with the MOD-7. Exceptionally versatile, it offers everything from classic FM keyboards, bells and basses (including the ability to import sounds from vintage DX synths), to rhythmic soundscapes and sparkling, epic pads.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - AL-1
The AL-1 is the same premium feature-packed analogue modelling sound engine that was first featured on the KORG OASYS, the Open Architecture Synthesis Studio back in 2005. Its patented ultra-low-aliasing oscillators smoothly recreate all the power and glory of true analogue synthesis-without the artifacts that can plague lesser instruments.

Ultimate Synth Selection for NAUTILUS - STR-1
Based on the physical modelling DNA that KORG developed in products such as the WAVEDRUM, Prophecy and Z1, this struck/plucked-string physical modelling sound engine takes advantage of cutting-edge technology. The STR-1 engine is packed full of highly playable sounds, whose tone responds to your touch in ways that are difficult for a PCM sound engine to replicate, including acoustic and electric guitars, harpsichords, clavinets, harps, bells and ethnic instruments.

Free TouchOSC controller for Native Instruments' Massive synthesizer

video upload by Mat Ward

"Control Native Instruments' Massive synthesizer from your iPad, iPhone or Android device.

Download the template and instructions (also shown below) for free here:

Note that you need the TouchOSC app to use it, which is not free.


Basketball court sounds on a synthesizer

video upload by Fu_k the Zeitgeist

"The Filter on the MS-20 is truly amazing."

Wing Pinger & Wingie2... wish you a happy Mid-Autumn Festival

video upload by Meng Qi


Casio, Casiotone 405, CT405, Analogue Vintage Keyboard

video upload by M. Schmied

"Some Sounds & Rhythm from the Great Casio CT405 with external FX by Strymon BigSky & Zoom MS-100BT"

Mother 3 - Gentle Rain (Volca FM Cover)

video upload by

"Download the audio:
Download the patch notes:
Hello! It's been a while since I used the Korg Volca FM and figured it was about time to make use of those wonderful FM sounds again. This time it's a synth cover of Mother 3 (known as Earthbound outside of Japan).

I really love the sounds the Volca FM is capable of creating. The plucked arpeggio is super clean sounding with a certain hollow-ness to it, and the lead and bass sounds are equally as tasteful. There isn't really a bass line for the original track so I added one to add a bit of depth to the overall mix.

This song might be a more obscure one but it sure does sound good being played on the Volca FM. I hope you enjoy it!"

Studio Electronics SE-3X Sound Demo (no talking): Prototype at Superbooth 21

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Superbooth 2021 - Enjoy Electronics - The Godfather

video upload by motobor

"Super fun and promising 4channel audio processor. Good for studio and live use. Can't wait for the finished version."

Enjoy Electronics Godfather posts

Klangfarbe goes Superbooth 21 (Impressions)

video upload by Klangfarbe

"Auch 2021 waren wir wieder für euch in Berlin um die Superbooth zu besuchen. Wir haben uns innovative neue Synths und kultige Instrumente angesehen, haben viele Gear-News gehört und einige Deals mitgebracht."

"In 2021 we were again in Berlin for you to visit the Superbooth. We've looked at innovative new synths and iconic instruments, heard lots of gear news, and brought up a few deals."

Korg ARP 2600 M - Erster Eindruck (Superbooth 21)

video upload by Klangfarbe

"Der Korg ARP 2600 steht in den Starlöchern!

Dominic Bartsch von Korg & More hat sich ein wenig Zeit genommen um uns einen kleinen Überblick zu geben"


video upload by AkaiProVideo

MPC Studio US MAP Price $269.00

MPC Studio Academy Tutorials

MPC Studio Masterclass Tutorials

User videos:

Review: MPC STUDIO MK2 // vs Maschine Mikro MK3 // Tutorial

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First Day with the MPC Studio

video upload by Gabe Miller Music


Adding to the MPC lineup, the new MPC Studio delivers a serious music production and recording system for the modern music creator.

Cumberland, RI USA (September 21, 2021) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, is proud to announce its newest music production system, the MPC Studio.

The new MPC Studio redefines tactile control with a hardware offering that intuitively delivers a modern and deep level of command over the music production process. Together with the MPC2 Desktop Software DAW for both Mac and PC, MPC Studio offers a total creation package for the serious modern beat-maker and music producer.

MPC Performance and Control

At the heart of MPC Studio are the world-renowned 16 full-size pressure and velocity sensitive RGB-backlit pads with aftertouch. These pads optimize your performance to play and record patterns, notes, chords, and more with sound precision and an accurate visual display of velocity and pad groupings.

The new assignable Touch Strip will elevate any performance with invigorating expression. Add articulation to a string or guitar instrument, add modulation or pitch bend to a keyboard synth, control Note Repeat for hi-hats, snares, effects and much more. The assignable Touch Strip will quickly become your favorite tool to shape and sculpt your performances and productions.

The full color LCD ensures users will stay locked into every creative moment with vibrant visual feedback. Scroll through track names, plugin instrument presets, browse categories, monitor parameter values when dialing in effects, or trim and chop samples. The color LCD makes work more efficient by enabling you to keep your eyes on the controller, and your focus squarely on the music. Navigate sessions big and small with dedicated MPC Transport controls, complete with Locate buttons for time saving and precise location spotting.


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