MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The shores of broken tears | Chroma Polaris, Hologram Microcosm, and Emotional Cello

video upload by MIDERA

"I started off wondering whether I wanted to keep the Polaris. I use it so infrequently, and I have a Prophet 10, which must be better. Right? And then I thought maybe I should try it out with the Microcosm again and maybe try out looping on that thing. So I did that. And then it was done but I felt like it could use something else. So I then added to it with Emotional Cello VST... And yes, it felt blasphemous to use the Prophet 10 to control a VST, but it had a simple USB connection and 5 octaves so I used it. The Prophet 10 was not used for audio in this track at all. It wasn't needed.

Also - for the record, the Polaris has some girth under its belt. There is a sound there that is certainly lacking in the Prophet 10, which is polite beyond a doubt comparatively."


video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Roland System-1 - Wonderworld Pad performed by Chronos

video upload by LFOstore

"From our soundset:


Tokyo Gakki Japan ULT-SOUND DS-4 Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"Toyo Gakki Japan alto sound DS-4 YMO ULT-SOUND 4 channel drum synthesizer"

"There are no missing switches or buttons on the board.

The power lamp is also lit and energization has been confirmed.

Tom x 4

Connected with the attached shield, sounding and energization confirmed.

At that time shield x4 color black shield x1

Energization has been confirmed."

Roland JP-8000

via this auction

"Updated with brand new capacitors and battery, this JP8000 comes loaded with all the original factory sounds. It is in perfect playing condition, with the exception of the mod wheel getting stuck on the high note in the range on certain patches (not the physical wheel, which works perfectly)."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha CS-30L Monophonic Synthesizer W/ Hard Case SN 1803

via this auction

"The Yamaha CS-30L is an analog synthesizer that was released in 1977. It is the top of the range in Yamaha's original line-up of monophonic synthesizers. It features two voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs), two voltage controlled filters (VCFs - both featuring low-pass, band-pass and high-pass options), two voltage controlled amplifiers (VCAs) and three envelope generators. It also sports a ring modulator, a voltage controlled LFO and a variety of switches for routing signals. This synth is fantastic for making some crazy sound design!"

Roland SH-2 37-Key Synthesizer SN 044580 w/ Hard Case

via this auction

"A simple but fantastic monophonic synthesizer for bass and leads! One of Roland's last to use only discrete circuit design and the classy predecessor to it's more famous siblings SH-09 and SH-101.

Highlights include:

Two oscillators, with independent tuning

Sub-osc for VCO-1

Full 3 octave keyboard (F to F)

Random / Sample and Hold on the Modulato

Single ADSR envelope assignable to PWM, VCF, VCA

CV and Gate pairs for both input and output

External input for processing

About this specific listing:

Minor paint scratches and rust as pictured, but confirmed all keys, button, levers and knobs working well.

Some yellowing on the keys (there are tutorials on how to whiten backup)

Recently applied Deoxit to the volume pot - sounds clean through the range now.

Only opened this unit once to clear out a previous owner's cat hair (You're welcome) and did not see any obvious signs of re-soldering or replacement parts.

Includes original hard case

Includes a PowerBright step-down transformer (120v to 100v) that will ship separately"

Oberheim Matrix 6R

via this auction, also on Reverb

Waldorf Micro Q Rack Yellow Wavetable Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 1210059802

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments TETRA // Factory Combos 1-16 // NO TALKING

video upload by LESINDES

"DSI TETRA is a 4 voice multitimbral fully analog synth with also a built in step sequencer per voice. Playing and fooling with FACTORY COMBO SOUNDS 1-16."

Summit & Peak Patches Preview

video upload by Krzysztof Steplowski

"Coming soon...Summit & Peak Patches. Premiere in November 2021. Use your headphones and listen to the preview 🙂"

Vintage Synth Lab Eurorack Demo - Normal : TVOD inspired

video upload by

"Eurorack analog modular synth using primarily VSL modules for a classic two-voice/sequence analog synth sound. A partial TVOD cover by The Normal, for which inspired us to enter Eurorack."

Luke Neptune's Vintage/Classic Soundset Volume 3 Prophet 6 -Vintage Knob Edition-

video upload by Luke Neptune

"To purchase this soundset follow this link

***IMPORTANT*** to get the best out of this soundset you should be running OS 1.6.6 (or any OS above) and your Prophet 6 should be in 'vintage mode'. To enable vintage mode press 'Bank Select' then 'Globals', then button 4 and select 'ON'. The detune knob will now become the vintage knob.

This soundset will load to any bank of your choice."

EXTREMELY RARE!!! C.M.S. MR-15 ModRack Modular System at Berklee (Copy of an ARP-2500)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!

EXTREMELY RARE!!! C.M.S. MR-15 ModRack Modular System at Berklee (Piece showing its possibilities) Every sound in this piece was recorded using the C.M.S. MR-15 ModRack Modular System, including drums and bass. It is not a performance, I recorded individual layers using different patches and only recorded one layer performed. All the other videos you see are of different patches as well as angles of this beautiful synth for your viewing pleasure.

If you want to find out more about the maker of the synth as well as his company, I will have both listed below. Phil's instruments are crafted with utmost precision, and it was so much fun to be able to use it for a few hours.

Phil's Channel:
C.M.S/ Discrete Synthesizers:
Social Media Links:
Instagram 📸:
Bandcamp 🎧:
Website 🖥:
Go stream my latest EP here:
Stream here:"

Top Ways to Waste a MATHS Channel

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Have you ever noticed that if you use a MATHS channel for one or two things, then you can't always use it for a third thing at the same time? This means that almost any use of a MATHS channel is a WASTE of a MATHS channel! In this video the Make Noise crew comes up with some inventive new ways to waste MATHS channels."

Which drum modules are the right for you

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:45 - General info about the collections
03:27 - Sound comparison
20:35 - Patch example no.1
26:08 - Patch example no.2
31:46 - Patch example no.3
35:45 - Pros and cons
38:14 - Free alternatives

Omri's Links:
If you just want to buy me a coffee :) -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas document -

Dirtywave M8 : macrosynth jam

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

MadeOnEarth MOE Analog Chorus 60 - Pedal Clone of the Roland Juno-60 Chorus

videos uploaded by Isak Eliyahu

Playlist: 1. MOE - Analog Chorus vs Roland SH - 101
the MOE - Analog Chorus 60 is my latest pedal effect based on the Juno - 60 chorus with some add-ones.

1. Volume input.
2. Stereo width.
3. Modulation depth.
4. Modulation rate.
5. EXT CV in (LFO, ENV etc).
2. MOE - analog chorus 60 VS Yamaha DX7 and minimoog model D clone
3. MadeOnEarth Analog Chorus 60 VS Dinsync Gilbert
The Dinsync Gilbert is one of the fattest diy synths ive heard. combine the Gilbert with MOE's Analog Chorus 60 and you get a crazy bass monster!

via MadeOnEarth

The Analog Chorus 60 is a perfect clone of the original juno-60 chorus circuit.
It uses 2x "xvive mn3009" and the original Panasonic "2x mn3101" chips (rare parts!), original transistors 2SC1815, 2SA1015 and 2SK30A-GR with the exact same circuit.

Instead of the two buttons with only three rate modes, we added a knob to smoothly control the rate of the chorus, depth of the modulation and the stereo width. (the rate of the original modes is clearly printed around the rate knob for easy recreation of the original rates)

We also added ext lfo/cv input to apply other modulation sources and input gain to accommodate any type of instruments (guitars or synthesizers).
Housing in a high quality aluminum case with durable UV printing and high quality “Alpha” potentiometers.

Korg DRM-1, Rare 80's Drum Module w/ TV Style Remote Control

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 4 SN 861392

via this auction

"As you can see on the serial number this synth is from september 1979, which means that it is one of those with the much sought after BA662 filter."

ARP AXXE Vintage Analog Synthesizer 2323 SN 0090

via this auction

"Great playing arp axxe. Early 2323 green badge model. Has what may be original wood sides. Cosmetically not perfect, see pictures. Most noticeably has some old tape residue.

Lots of service. Original controls broken down and cleaned. Keyboard rebushed. Capacitors and some electronic components replaced to ensure operation within factory spec for years to come."

Ensoniq VFX-SD Polyphonic Synthesizer + 24-Track Sequencer

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Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synth SN 373292

via this auction

"Original 1980s unmodified classic,

"Four voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and a noise source are routed through a voltage-controlled filter (VCF) and voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA). It can be used as 1) a four-oscillator mono synth; 2) a four-voice paraphonic synth, with voices cycling through oscillators but sharing a VCF and VCA; 3) a shared mode using mono mode for single notes, dual oscillators per note for double notes, otherwise paraphonic mode; 4) a chord memory which results in a mono synth albeit with four oscillators playing notes of up to a four-note chord.

The four VCOs have controls for independent tuning, footage (16, 8, 4, 2), waveshape (triangle, saw, pulse-width, and pulse-width modulated), and amplitude. These are implemented with SSM2033 chips. Portamento may be used for VCO frequency. The noise source has a level control. [1]

The single VCF is a 24/dB octave low-pass filter, with controls for cutoff, resonance, scaling, and invertible envelope control. It can self-oscillate, and be scaled 1:1 with frequency, and thus used as a fifth oscillator. It is implemented with the SSM2044 chip.

There are two envelopes. One is dedicated solely to the VCA. The second in nominally the "VCF envelope" but can additionally control VCO pulse-width, all VCO's pitch, pitch only of VCO's 2 and 4, and frequency modulation amount. The envelopes share controls for single or multiple trigger, and damping.

There are two low-frequency oscillators (LFOs), called "Modulation Generators" (MGs) by Korg. The first has control over waveform and speed, and can be routed to VCO pitch or pulse-width, VCF cutoff, and frequency modulation amount. When controlling VCO pitch, it can control all VCOs; VCO 1; VCO 2, 3, and 4; or VCO 2 and 4. The second only has a control for speed, and can control the arpeggiator or VCO pulse-width.

There is an arpeggiator with on/off/latch control, up/down/up-down pitch control, and 1/2/full keyboard control.

The Mono/Poly includes extensive and significant modulation capabilities between the oscillators, grouped in a section captioned "Effects." These include the abilities to: 1) sync VCO's 2, 3, and 4 to VCO 1; 2) sync VCO 2 to 1, and 4 to 3; 3) to frequency-modulate VCOs 2, 3, and 4 with VCO 1; 4) frequency-modulate VCO 2 with 1 and 4 with 3. Oscillator sync and frequency modulation can be used together. This ability to have 1 master with 3 slave oscillators, or 2 each, is leveraged by the bewildering variety of oscillator subsets that can be controlled with modulation sources and wheel controls.

External inputs and outputs are provided for CV/Trigger, VCF and VCO mod inputs, arpeggiator, and portamento. The pitch bend and mod wheel can be assigned to control pitch of all VCOs; VCO 1 only; VCO 2, 3, and 4; or VCO 2 and 4. The pitch bend range extends to 2.5 octaves for VCO pitch, and the audio range for VCF cutoff."

Roland SH-1000 with Flight Case

via this auction

MOOG Rogue Synth SN 6775 w/ Original Box & Docs

via this auction

"Includes Rogue Model 342A, Box, Foam, Power Supply, and Papers."

1983 KORG Poly-61 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

video upload by keyboard resource

via this auction

"Works good. Some damage to bottom edges. Joystick is bent. Number 1 button sometimes re-triggers. See pictures.

This was Korg's answer to the Roland Juno-60 and it looks like a Juno-106 but the Poly-61 is more interesting in many ways.

- Six-voice polyphonic analog synth with digital controls
- Two digitally-controlled oscillators using square/pulse or saw waveforms
- Arpeggiator with latch, one-, two- or full octave range and up, up/down or down modes
- Polyphonic and Chord Memory/mono (unison) modes
- Hold button (any key pressed stays on until polyphony reached or turned off)
- Pitch bend joystick with DCO (pitch) modulation (up) or VCF (filter) modulation (down)"


via this auction

AC Adapter(Japan Type)

YAMAHA DX5 w/ Sound Carts

via this auction

KORG Polysix // A Vintage Bargain? // Walkthrough and Demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 demo track #1
2:12 overview
3:12 some presets
6:22 oscillators
14:26 filter
20:01 envelope
22:03 LFO
25:07 Effects
31:29 arpeggiator
35:16 key assign modes
40:15 final thoughts
41:37 demo track #2

Introducing Tyso Daiko - Dual Wavetable Drum Voice - ALM031

video upload by ALM TV

"Introducing the TYSO DAIKO, the successor to the recently retired Dinky. The ‘Tyso Daiko’ updates our unique 12 bit drum module with another voice, new features, capabilities and improved control.

The Twin voices are independently triggered and output, but share pitch, envelope and other parameters of a swept wavetable oscillator (with updated waves). A ‘surface’ control to adds optional additional ‘punch’ or attack to output.

One voice is output through a voltage controlled analog tilt EQ emphasising upper or lower frequencies. The other voice is output through a digital wavefolder which adds increasing timbre complexity reaching noise. Voices also feature accent and choke control (voice 1!).

Full voltage control including a V/Oct pitch input makes the Daiko a fun, expressive and wide ranging drum module with extremely wide pallet of sounds with lots of modulation possibilities.

In this video we take a look at all the features and build some patches with the Daiko as the centrepiece.

Section Time Stamps:
0:00 - Intro
0:46 - Basic Connections - Trig Inputs
2:16 - Basic Connections -Accent Input
2:53 - Basic Connections -Choke Input
3:21 - Basic Connections -V/Oct Input
4:11 - Voice Controls - Release
4:44 - Voice Controls -Surface
5:43 - Voice Controls -Waves
8:12 - Out 1 - EQ Section
10:33 - Out 2 - Wavefolder
12:02 - Pitch Controls
14:53 - CV Inputs
18:18 - Patches - Dual Voice Bubbling Sounds
21:07 - Patches - Beat with 8 Sampled Daiko Hits
23:09 - Patches - Ambient Dual Synth Voices
26:52 - Outro"

Prophet Rev2 Stretchweaver music-box mechanism Gecho Loopsynth | minimal ambient melodic experiment

video upload by Nate Connelly

"Music Box, Gechological Gecho Loopsynth v2, Sequentail Prophet 8 Rev2, Drolofx Stretchweaver. Ambient melodic electronic musical looping & sequencing experiments.

The gecho / music box loops are going into channel 1 of the drolofx stretch-weaver - the prophet Rev2 into channel 2 of the stretch-weaver. The Rev-2 is playing a programmed chord sequence in the same key as the melody on the music box. Stretchweaver is on the gate setting. The Gecho music box loops are opening the gate for the Rev2. You can hear how I am adjusting the amount of the Rev2 the music box loops are allowing through. Everything is going through the strymon big-sky, because life is nothing without reverb.

00:00 - Start
00:31 - Pitched Up Lovely
03:05 - Slowed Lessness
04:26 - Moodier Sci-fi Vibes
05:15 - Moodier Slowed
06:13 Sped Up Cresendo (sort of)

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

🎧 - Headphones for bass"

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