MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Moog XL Ribbon

video upload by Innerspace Race

Weston - PRO2021 Sequential Circuits Pro-One Clone

via this auction

You can find demos here.

"This Sequential Circuits Pro-One clone sounds incredible and has the same feel as the Pro-One did. The pure analog circuitry give the synth its phat and warm sound.

PRO2021 is a sonically true-to-form replica of the classic Pro-One monosynth that adds to and improves on the original by using a top-quality semi weighted keybed, rugged formed aluminum chassis, machined aluminum pitch and bender assemblies, and cherry wood ends."

Additional NOISEBUG Listings

Doepfer - Darktime Sequencer (Blue LEDs)

via this auction

"Dark Time is an 2 x 8 steps analog sequencer with CV/Gate, USB and Midi interface. It is planned in the first place as an add-on for the Dark Energy but may be used even in combination with other Midi, USB or CV/Gate equipment too."

Additional NOISEBUG Listings

The Human Comparator - TTSH Arp 2600

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings

"Noisebug is selling our beloved TTSH 2600. We want to give this unit a new home for someone else to enjoy and make music.

This unit has been professionally build by a local builder with quality and care. The only mods done to this unit is the addition of the gate booster module. This TTSH is in mint condition and works 100% perfectly as it should. Listing also comes with a KORG SQ-1 step sequencer as a extra bonus! Unit comes with a Mean Well 24V power supply to power the synth."

Arp Odyssey Mk II 2813 (just serviced) Complete w/ Original Box, Pedals, & Manual SN 0542

via this auction

"Arp Odyssey Mark II 2813 from 1976, COMPLETE with original box, paperwork, and pedals."

Roland System 100M Synthesizer Modules

via these auctions

"The Roland 121 is a dual filter module design to be incorporated with Roland's contribution to professional analog modular synthesis, The System 100m. This unit consists of two VCF's, each VCF includes the added feature of a built-in foxed high pass filter with a switch for turning the high pass function off or selecting one of three cutoff points. Each VCF also includes three audio and three control inputs, and LED's for following signal flow. The green LED's light when a signal appears at the outputs, the red LED's light for overdrive (distort) condition."

Wing Drum

Wing Drum - internal sounds video upload by Gecho Loopsynth

"In the Wing Drum you can find a few sounds of real and also synthesized instruments. Most of them are stored as samples, but that is not the only sound engine implemented. The last timbre in this video is generated from a wave-table.

Two buttons on top select between metallic (represented by robot icon) and wooden timbre (tree icon). What you can hear in this demo are only the first experimental sounds, more will be added. The idea is to have 4 or 5 of each kind of timbres."

Wing Drum - MIDI controller functionality

"All sounds in this video come from Korg Volca FM or Modal CRAFTsynth.

The Wing Drum can act as a MIDI controller too (that's what the middle connector is for). It sends out the stream of data at all times, including velocity information and, thanks to motion sensor, it emulates two controllers: pitch bend (by tilting left and right), and continuous controller (by tilting back and forth). This is how it can be used to control some other small (or large) synthesizer, anything that has a native MIDI input.

Of course you could play the same notes on these synths, but Wing Drum may be handier and easier to use, since it presents 9 notes of your desired scale in a very accessible way."

via phonicbloom


Easily switching between modes you can play sounds of a handpan, steel tongue drum, xylophone or glockenspiel with up to 6 voices polyphony. Touch pads in the wings consist of a few segments and they are sensitive to how much of the wing area your finger covers. This allows you to play softer or louder sounds dynamically.

Or you can connect its MIDI output to another synth and use it as a controller, expanding the range of sounds without limits. The built‑in accelerometer acts as pitch bend / continuous controller depending on the axis of rotation. Velocity information is transmitted too.

The Wing Drum can be played by anyone at home, outdoors, in the studio, therapist's office, classroom, meditation session or at the live performance.

The round shell is about 15cm / 6" wide and 5cm / 2" tall. It is made from solid wood sealed with natural oils to protect and show the natural beauty of the wood. The top panel is made from fiberglass laminated with matte black polymer or white enamel with gold plated metal elements. It is controlled using 5 buttons made from soft silicone."

Korg Wavedrum demo - sounds/FX presets showing layering and expression

video upload by SynthAddict

0:00 Preset 96: Creepin’
0:48 Preset 95: Vinyl Drummer
2:01 Preset 91: Tom the Robot
3:04 Preset 90: When the Clock Strikes 12
4:21 Preset 88: Always a Mystery
5:49 Preset 87: Cold Wind
7:06 Preset 85: Suikin '09

"An impromptu demo of the some of the wild/unusual sounds/FX, layering, and expression available in the original Korg Wavedrum (recent Wavedrum Global is even better). All FX are internal. Definitely not my best drumming ever, but it was a lot of fun to make the demo. :-)

There is no MIDI or trigger in/out on the unit, but given the complexity if the triggering and layering I’m not surprised they went this way instead - it’s a self-contained instrument ready for experimentation and aimed at proper hand drummers.

As I explain in the video, the Wavedrum allows full velocity and pressure control to trigger sounds and mods per patch. A contact mic in the frame allows triggers of secondary sounds & FX. The sensitivity if the mic allows multi sound triggering based on intensity of the strike. The frame has guiro-style nubs on either side to allow more expression for the contact mic to pickup (rapid “taps”, etc). The recent Wavedrum Global model has double the presets (combined from WD original and WD oriental) and better pressure response and volume output (a known issue of the original). It’s a nice unit, but still has no MIDI."

Noise Engineering Summer 2017 #3 | Live Modular Synth Jam

video upload by Noise Engineering

"More evening jams from a while back.

Gear List

- Basimilus Iteritas (x2)
- Cursus Iteritas (x2)
- Manis Iteritas (x2)
- Pons Asinorum (Prototype)
- Mutable Clouds
- Solo Vereo (Prototype)
- The Mullet
- Tip Top Circadian Rhythms
- Clep Diaz (Prototype)
- Make Noise LxD
- 2HP freez
- WMD/SSF Pole Zero
- Bastl ABC"

Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member post.

Dirty Electronics ICA Noise Synth

via this auction

"Dirty Electronics ICA Synths linked and synced

Circuit and PCB designed by John Richards

Housed in a wooden cube by Stu Smith (A.S.M.O.)"

You can find demos in previous posts here.

Modal Electronics Argon 8X w/ Original Box

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-30 w/ Hard Case

via this auction

M-Audio venom synthesizer & nexus HZO-Ovorton7

video upload by Ovortón7

Behringer Poly D - "Vega 2" 38 Patches and Sequences

video upload by LFOstore

"LFO.Store team presents, the second part of the soundbank "Vega"


By many asks we are continuing series of sounds for Behringer synthesizers.

27 patches and 11 Sequences for Behringer Poly D, ready to add new colors to your music.

It's time for sequences and arpeggios
that will unleash the full potential of Poly D

This soundset separated on categories:

BASS (5)
POLY (5)

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: retrowave, ambient, trance, house, classic electronica, downtempo.

S2400 bit depth reduction.

video upload by Isla Instruments

Ambient jam with the Sequential Take 5

video upload by Jay Hosking

"A live ambient track performed entirely on the Sequential Take 5, using only the on-board effects.

The Sequential Take 5 is not revolutionary in any particular way: it's a five-voice, subtractive, analog polysynth with on-board effects. But no matter how I look at it, the Take 5 is clearly the current best first choice if you're looking to buy a versatile analog synth that can do it all. It's got fantastic build quality, good keybed with full-sized keys and aftertouch, and on-board effects that sound better to my ears than others in its range. Its oscillators and filter are good, and its bass response is stronger than most polysynths I've played with. The mod matrix is simple to use but has plenty of depth. One of the effects is a high-pass filter, which allows you to carve out the midrange for your pad work. The filter drive doesn't offer much, but the separate distortion adds a lot. The layout is intuitive, workflow is fast, and you can get to making patches with very little effort.

I've got synths I like more for bass, pads, and leads, but I've got no one synth that can do all of them this well. This was a pad patch I made with some vibrato, "vintage" fluctuations in tuning and envelopes, the bucket-brigade-style delay, long reverb, and a nice slow set of envelopes on the filter and amp. I started playing and this song came out, a good example of how the sounds can inspire.

If you've got a bunch of synths already, you probably don't need this one. (I mean, let's be honest that we don't need any of them.) But if you're looking for that one synth that can play a lot of roles really well, the Take 5 would be the one I'd recommend.

Thanks for listening."

The Roland Jupiter-4: Compuphonic

video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the original Jupiter synthesizer, the JP-4 from 1978.

0:00 Intro
1:05 Polyphony
2:22 Arpeggiator
3:04 First versions
4:11 Filter comparison
5:17 LFO
6:05 Compuphonic & Presets
7:55 Original Prices
8:35 Famous Users
9:47 End Jam"

SoundsDivine 'Fantastic Flaws - Echo' - Unfiltered Audio Lion

video upload by SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Fantastic Flaws - Echo' soundset for Unfiltered Audio's Lion"

Previous demo

Castle #20210929 (Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1b, Sequential PRO 3, Take 5, Elektron Octatrack)

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

- Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1b
- Sequential PRO 3
- Sequential Take 5
- Elektron Octatrack

Cherry Audio Introduces Stardust 201 🌠 | Roland RE-201 Space Echo Emulation

video upload by Cherry Audio

"Stardust 201 Tape Echo is a hot-rodded interpretation of the classic Roland "Space Echo" tape echo effects of the 70s and 80s. With the inclusion of a spring reverb and chorus effects in some models, the Space Echo was truly groundbreaking with its fantastic variety of sound colors.

Stardust 201 precisely recreates the limited fidelity and stability of audio tape, providing a natural rolloff of bass and treble frequencies for super-warm tonality and minor speed variances, lending an organic chorusing quality to repeats. Cranking the intensity knob overloads the circuit, generating the signature other-worldly runaway echoes and feedback that only a tape echo can produce.

Cherry Audio's Stardust 201 Tape Echo includes features from the original RE-201 and RE-301 Space Echo units, and we've added some of our own to create a great-sounding, super-flexible, ideal tape echo effect that never breaks down and never needs demagnetizing, all for less than the price of a Space Echo replacement audio tape loop!"

On that audio input on the Motor Synth ...

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"The yet-to-be-released Motor Synth by Gamechanger Audio has an audio input which can be fed into the synth engine. In this video, I'm routing my Reface DX (and my guitar) through this, applying a variety of analog filter types, envelopes and LFOs to the external sound. Table of contents:

00:00 introduction
00:45 Reface DX sound (unprocessed)
01:26 12db low pass filter
01:40 24db low pass filter
01:55 12db band pass filter
02:09 12db high pass filter
02:25 filter envelope (triggered by MIDI IN)
03:04 filter lfo & resonance
04:02 filter drive
04:30 ... with external effects
05:13 filtered arpeggiator (using Reface DX' MIDI looper)
06:21 filtered and distorted guitar (using filter drive)
06:41 multitracked jam with R-DX, Motorsynth and Nord Drum 1"


Plugin Alliance: DS Tantra 2 Demo/No Talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"I'm giving a try to the brand-new effect by Plugin Alliance/DS - Tantra 2.
DS Tantra 1 was a beloved plugin for years, and now it's updated to the version 2. I downloaded it immediately after the release and passed some pads and textures thought it. I use Ableton Push 2 to play with parameters.

🔸 Presets for Moog, Korg, Arturia, Dreadbox, Behringer and others:"

Arturia SQ80 V | No Talking |

video upload by

Kawai SX-210

via this auction

Interesting problem with it - bad caps?

"This is an extremely rare synth that tends to sell in the $2,000 ballpark. Absolutely crazy warm fat analog sounds. When I bought this two of the voices didn't work. I took it to an electronic tech who spent 40+ hours completely going through the unit. All of the voices have been repaired with exceedingly difficult to find chips and a bunch of bad traces were fixed. After getting the synth fully functioning the tech noticed that after an hour or so a kind of static happens when you press the keys. He seemed to think the issue was with the power supply. At that point I was so deep into repairs and he had spent so much time on it that we mutually decided to hold off on any further repairs. I only use the synth for studio work and never play longer than an hour to track parts anyway so I never even had to deal with the static. I imagine a person could take this into a tech and get the power supply looked and solve this issue. It's just something I didn't want to pursue as it never really affected me. That being said I certainly can't ask $2,000 for it."

AKAI EWV2000 Analog Wind Synthesizer Module SN 20610-00005

via this auction

REON Driftbox R SN 1608068

via this auction

Doepfer MS-404 Analog Synthesizer Rack Module SN 961289

via this auction

ROLAND TB-03 Boutique Bass Line Synth SN Z2H7256

via this auction

Prophet Rev2 | Drolofx Stretch-Weaver | Strymon Bigsky | Field Recording | ambient explorations #1

video upload by Nate Connelly

"Prophet Rev2, Drolofx Stretch Weaver, Tascam DR-07 field recordings, Strymon Bigsky. Ambient melodic electronic musical sequence. The melodic sequence is playing from the sequential prophet rev2, into channel 1 of the drolofx stretch-weaver. A recording of rain-fall is playing from the tascam and into channel 2 of the stretch-weaver. The rain is modulating the melody increasingly throughout the piece. Everything is going through the strymon big-sky.

00:00 - Start
01:20 - More Modulations
02:26 - More Echo
03:32 - Changes
05:04 - More Rain

ambient music, generative music, meditation, relaxing music, ambient, chillout, mellow music, melody, haunting, minimal music, electronic music, electronica, ambient electronic, dark electronic music

🎧 - Headphones for bass"

Gechologic Gecho Loopsynth v2 | musical meditation | first impression & some practical applications

video upload by Nate Connelly

"Gecho Loopsynth V2, Korg Volca Drum, Korg Volca Keys, shakers, singing bowl. Some uses I found for the Gecho Loopsynth v2. I look at two of my favourite channels, 24 & 34, infinite looper and MI clouds. I also try it out with the Korg Volca Drum & Keys. I'm still finding my way around this strange thing.

00:00 - channel 24 - infinite looper & delay
02:07 - change the speed / pitch
03:09 - change the loop length
03:40 - flanging finger drumming
04:23 - volca drum various drum patterns
05:48 - playing with line noise
06:11 - playing volca keys with channel 34 mi clouds
08:02 - final thought

gechological, gecho loopsynth, loop synth, noise box, looper, fx box, boutique effect, noise muic, ambient music, experimental music, synth, loops,

🎧 - Headphones for bass"

Soma Labs Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer & Volca Drum | ambient dystopian sci-fi soundscapes | #3

video upload by Nate Connelly

"Soma Laboratories Lyra 8 analogue synthesizer drone machine with Korg Volca Drum & Strymon Bigsky. Another little jam I created late last night. I'm still finding my way around this synth and attempting to control it as best I can. It's pretty wild and unruly."

Soma Labs Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer & Volca Drum | ambient drone soundscapes | #2

"Soma Laboratories Lyra 8 analogue synthesizer drone machine with Korg Volca Drum & Strymon Bigsky. A little industrial ambient drone jam I put together. I've been trying to tame this mad machine and find my way into some practical uses for it."

Soma Labs Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer | live ambient industrial noise & drones exploration | #1

video upload by

"Soma Laboratories Lyra 8 analogue synthesizer drone machine & Strymon Bigsky. Here are the best parts from the first hour or so I spent with this amazing synthesizer. I tuned each of the eight oscillators to a random scale before recording in an attempt to create something semi-melodic and harmonic (rather than just noise). I felt my way around and let the Lyra lead the way.

I hadn't read the manual - just watched a few video on Youtube. I made this video to give other folk a rough idea of what they might expect the first time they play it, provided you approach this instrument with an already basic understanding of now synthesizers work.

00:00 - melodic start
01:36 - awesome harmonics
02:21 - insane phasing and squealing
03:02 - nice little chord echo sequence
04:02 - insanity
04:30 - growls & delay feedbacks
06:16 - something more melodic again
07:29 - alarm type noise
08:17 - odd drones from elsewhere"

Music created with the C programming language

video upload by Alexander Zolotov

"P.S. is a music track composed from scratch using the C programming language. All sounds and notes were entered manually without using any music programs. One single source file contains synth code, patterns and player. No third party libraries are used except SDL2 to output the audio stream.


The code was originally written in 2005. In 2021, some changes were made, including support for audio output via SDL2.

(c) NightRadio /
2005 - 2021"

Patch Notes: Qasim Naqvi

video upload by FACTmagazine

"Pakistani-American musician Qasim Naqvi is perhaps best known as a founder member of acoustic trio Dawn of Midi, in which he has played drums since 2007. Outside of his work in Dawn of Midi, Naqvi is an accomplished solo artist whose compositions have been performed by ensembles including the London Contemporary Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and soundtracked many films and documentaries.

Naqvi’s recent solo releases, such as 2019’s Teenages and 2020’s Beta, have made extensive use of synthesizers and modular systems. In this episode of Patch Notes, we invited Naqvi to perform at Pioneer Works, a non-profit cultural center in Redhook, Brooklyn.

'The building dates back to 1866 and was originally a railroad track factory,' Naqvi says. 'Now it’s a massive performing arts space. With my equipment, I was merging two systems that I’ve been configuring for a couple of years, a Verbos System and a Serge System. I also used a few random modules to connect everything: a Quad VCA from Intellijel and an X-Pan stereo module from Make Noise as the final output.'

'The acoustics are massive at Pioneer Works and we set everything up where the audience usually stands, so I was facing the house system,” he explains. “It was quite powerful to feel the music coming directly at me from this monstrous system. It definitely affected my choices. I wanted to embrace the full dynamic feel of the space, by exploring a range of highly dense sounds to rhythmic ideas, to more sparse and quiet moments. It was also a hellishly hot day and there was no AC in the building. At a certain point it felt like a clay oven.'

The piece Naqvi performs is called ‘Yes Mammal’, and was originally titled ‘Music for Modular Synthesizer, Dim Lamp and One Developing Melody.’ 'I wrote it in June for my first show in New York after a year and a half of not performing,' he explains. 'It’s evolved since then and I wanted to share it with Fact.'

'My background for a long time has been in acoustic music, where I write pieces and then share them with a group or individual to interpret. And from there they’ve made it into something larger. With the modular, I’ve been translating that way of thinking. Lately, I write a piece or a sketch and give it to an entity, in this case the synthesizer, and let it expand the music to more than just notes on the page. This piece is loosely written and I improvise with the material using the infinite possibilities of the modular synthesizer to give it shape in the moment. I like to think of it as live orchestration but with voltage.'

Naqvi has typically used this large-scale modular setup in the past to perform, but more recently he’s been experimenting with slimmed down systems to use in live performance settings. 'I’m making different and smaller hybrid configurations that are more tailor-made to the pieces I’m writing,” he says. “I still use this whole system when needed but it’s been an interesting exercise to slim down from time to time and make more with less.'

Naqvi’s most recent release is an EP titled Chronology, which was released on on Erased Tapes. 'It was made entirely on a very old and broken Minimoog synthesizer. It’s a special album that I made with a great relic.'

Follow Qasim Naqvi on Instagram:
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Filmed and Recorded live at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Video by Gabe Rubin, Wolfgang Daniel & Zack Shorrosh
Live Audio & Recording by Riley Stevens
Lighting by Matthew Mann
Production by Justin Frye"

Roland TR-909 running into the Double Trouble Distortion

video upload by Space Cat Audio Technologies

"This demo shows the drum machine running through both distortion circuits to create Double Trouble."

Sequential Pro-One into the Double Trouble Filtered Distortion.

Double Trouble Distortion by S-CAT

"Tr-909 into the left distortion and TB-303 into the right side."

Richard Devine playing Opera Rotas


"OPERA ROTAS mutant, generative FM drum machine Is here. Built around a Yamaha OPL2 FM audio chip, a close cousin of the one used in the Sega Genesis / Megadrive consoles."


Sugar Bytes Introduces Nest Modular Style MIDI Sequencer & Plug-In Host / Circuit Bending MIDI Generator

Nest Trailer

Nest Tutorial Part 1
In Part 1 (of 4) we go over the basic principles of Nest, what kind of signals it generates, and how to connect them. We look at how to generate and assign MIDI data to sequence instruments. We also begin our deep dive into the modules.

Start 00:00
The Wire Page (first look) 1:07
The Sound Page (first look) 2:18
The Basics 3:24
Wiring a Voice 5:35
Velocity Input 9:02
Pitch Input 10:08
Patching Session 11:08
Scales 15:12
ALL Scale Mode 17:18
Scale Offset 18:55
Counters 21:17
Counter Demo 22:0
Counter Demo 2 25:12
Nest Tutorial Part 2
In Part 2 (of 4) we continue with our deep dive into the modules, covering many of the classic operators, namely the Multiplexer/Demultiplexer, the Shift Registers and the 7-bit Converters. We look at how they operate, and some strategies for using them musically.

Start 00:00
Multiplexer 00:05
MUX Demos 1:38
MUX as Gate Switch 2:48
MUX B Mode 4:25
Demultiplexer Music 5:44
Demultiplexer 7:26
Demux Patch 1 8:15
Demux Round Robin 9:15
Sample & Hold 11:59
S&H Music 14:44
Analog Shift Register 16:10
Digital Shift Register 19:00
Shift Reg Music 21:27
Shift Register Read-Write 22:02
7-Bit Converters 23:12
DAC Demo 25:14
ADC 26:26
ADC Demo 28:00
Binary Counter + DAC 29:09
Nest Tutorial Part 3
In Part 3 (of 4) the deep dive into the modules continues. Much of this part is dedicated to the MIDI input modules, such as the arpeggiator, and how external MIDI can be incorporated into your patches, or to trigger synced events and logic functions.

Start: 00:00
Delay 0:21
Hold 1:33
Clock Divider 2:24
Envelope 3:23
Inverted Envelope 4:50
MIDI Input 5:46
MIDI Transpose 9:15
Arpeggiator 11:08
Arp Music Demo 14:06
Step Sequencer 17:15
Math Module 20:40
Math: Wrap 22:54
Math: Min/Max 23:25
Math: Percent 24:20
Oscillators 25:41
Oscillator Demo 28:22
Nest Tutorial Part 4
In Part 4 (of 4) we conclude the module section with a look at Logic, Math and Utilities, and some clear musical examples on how to use them. We finish the series with a comprehensive overview of some of Nest’s most important features: Scenes, Plugin Hosting, and mapping Nest’s controls to an external MIDI Controller.

Start: 00:00
Logic: NOT 0:17
Logic Gates 1:24
Logic AND Patch 3:03
Comparators 4:38
Comparator Patching 5:52
If/Else 8:57
If/Else Patching 10:55
Gate to Trigger 13:15
Flip Flop 14:32
Wire Scenes 15:38
Hosting Plugins 22:22
MIDI Learn 25:43
Automation 27:04
MIDI Learn Demo 28:24
Thanks for watching! 29:32

Polyend Tracker & DSI Tempest

video upload by Isobutane

CASIOJUPI - How bring you the Jupiter-8 sound in a Casio CZ synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-21 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

It´s an experiment that show how can bring expensive sounds in cheap synths. It`s all about sound programming. Try it!
Featured with the great song from The Cars - Heartbeat City from the year 1984
Cool down. Sure is the CZ no Jupiter-8. But... ;)

The CASIO CZ Synthesizer from the year 1984 is a very interesting synth. Here can you find the full CASIO CZ playlist with single sound demos, sound tutorials and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy."

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

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