MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Track&Teach: Octatrack 1Part Resampling & Remixing Electribe MX (Superbooth21 Liveset)

video upload by MrDataline

"Track&Teach download at:
Includes the Octatrack project file used in this liveset & tutorial video covering how the Octatrack is configured to achieve seamless live sampling and remixing with the ElectribeMX using only 1 Part & 1 Pattern workflow.

The tutorial video goes over audio routing, how the tracks are set for THRU machines & record buffers and mixing back the inputs after sampling for smooth transitions.

This 11 minute Track&Teach video focuses on Octatrack sampling 2 different sources in realtime, remixing them while adding other layers from the inputs again - only using 1 part & 1 pattern workflow.

Special thanks to the Adam Audio crew for the video!


Subharmonicon / Grandmother / Hydrasynth / System 8 / Nord A1 / Prophet 08 "Midnight Rapsody"

video upload by Denis Polic

"It´s like last few tracks i have done lately, it starts and ends with amazing Moog Subharmonicon, it was really the missing part in my puzzle to step higher in inspirational process. Some people say Subharmonicon is limited, and i totally disagree with them, its a endless source of harmonics, wich i has not even expected to be possible, and enjoy every single minute i spend with it, thanks a lot Moog!!!!

Hope it would be a nice listen for you, ´cos it was a great fun to make it, cheers and peace on Earth!!!"

Deep Sound Design Tricks with the ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"In this sound design deep dive, Jacob shares a few of his favorite tricks for crafting patches on the ASM Hydrasynth.
Most of these tips can be applied to any version of the Hydrasynth, meaning that regardless of your preferred flavor of Hydrasynth, you can be sure you've got one of the most capable sound engines around.

Curious to try these sounds on your own Hydrasynth? Grab Jacob's patches here:

Check out the written companion to this video on Signal:"

Sequential TAKE 5 // First impressions, review and demo // From raw sounds to finished tones

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 Intro
3:46 Some Presets
9:24 Oscillators
15:19 FM
16:45 Filter
20:46 Vintage Knob
22:21 Unison & Chord Mode
24:37 Effects
29:16 Overdrive
30:52 Final Thoughts
32:28 More Sounds

Voltage Modular VM900 Quick Demo by boxoftextures

video upload by boxoftextures

"Saw a tweet from Cherry Audio about the newly released set of VM900 modules about two hours ago, instantly purchased them, and then made this video as a quick demo. Nothing fancy, single oscillator, no LFOs, minimal envelope count, but it still sounds fantastic. For me it was a no-brainer instabuy. Will certainly make some more in-depth videos of the VM900s, just wanted to get this out there."


Standard Black and Orange Behringer 2600 w/ Blue Marvin Logo?

This one was sent in via Audio Illustrator from New Man Studios.

He purchased it new. The Blue Marvin logo is on the back. Curious how that happens. Parts mix up or did they run out of the standard and just grabbed a Blue Marvin?

New Evaton Technologies AModulator - Time Lapse Build

video upload by fiN Studios

You can find build pics and a full write-up at

And the AModulator kit on Evaton's website here:

Video description:

"The Evaton Technologies AModulator SDIY kit is a companion module to the RF Nomad voltage-controlled shortwave receiver. Available ONLY in DIY form, the AModulator is a crude RF amplitude modulator that produces a micro power radio-frequency signal which the RF Nomad can decode.

Simply put, the AModulator allows you to encode any audio signal into an amplitude modulated RF signal, which the RF Nomad can then decode back to audio, with all the delicious artifacts of vintage shortwave sound. Because the RF Nomad is a single sideband decoder, the decoded audio can also be frequency-shifted, simply by tuning slightly off-frequency.

Check out our latest time lapse build video and if you would like to learn more about the Evaton AModulator module, head on over to for more details.

Featured Music by: TÆT
Track: Arachnoid (permission granted)
Album: Selection 1"

via Evaton Technologies

"The AModulator ships as two printed circuit boards: One is the electronics, and the other serves as both the faceplate and touchplate emitter. You can "play" the AModulator by pressing on the touch area to affect the signal."

Hydrasynth: Is complexity BAD for your music?

video upload by Alex Ball

"I finally managed to get my hands on an ASM Hydrasynth for a video and after looking at all the features and functions I decided to explore whether any of the complexity was beneficial to music making when after all, some of the most enduring and popular synthesizers of all time have been very simple.

Let's find out....

0:00 Intro Jam
0:42 Premise
1:29 Demo 1: Scario
3:14 Demo 2: Gleam
5:15 Demo 3: Glade Punner
7:08 Demo 4: Innie-Outie
8:40 Demo 5: Hey Mate
10:42 Opinion and Summary
12:09 Outro Jam"

VM900 Collection ⚡ | Cherry Audio's Legendary Moog 900-Series Modules in Software

video upload by Cherry Audio

"➥Bring The Legendary 900 Series Sound To Your Cabinet

With the sound, look, and feel that started it all, the Cherry Audio/MRB VM900 Collection delivers the audio and visual experience of the legendary Moog 900-series modules with spine-tingling impact and accuracy. Every detail has been expertly reproduced, for a virtual window into the halcyon days of early analog synthesis. Award-winning synth designer Mark Barton’s (MRB) proprietary DSP coding reproduces each and every sonic nuance with unprecedented accuracy.

The 27-module VM900-series collection has not been altered or updated to reflect modern trends - panel layouts and operation have been preserved in order to present a one-to-one early analog experience like no other. From oscillator drift to warm mixer overdrive to painstakingly reproduced panel art, it’s all there - the Cherry Audio/MRB VM900 Collection is simply a “must-have” module set for all purveyors of vintage analog synthesis!"

BOSS Announces RC-505mkII and RC-600 Loop Stations

video upload by BOSSchannel

"Meet the BOSS RC-505mkII Loop Station, a next-generation tabletop looper with five stereo tracks, best-in-class sound quality, massive onboard effects options, and unmatched real-time control."

BOSS RC-600 Loop Station – Next-Generation floor-based Looper Pedal
video upload by BOSSchannel

"Meet the BOSS RC-600 Loop Station. The most advanced looper on the planet. Loaded with evolved features and customizable functions, this next-generation Loop Station ushers in a new era of creative power for guitarists, singer / songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, And other looping musicians. Capture multiple mics and instruments with six stereo tracks and premium 32-bit sound, and take full command with nine freely assignable footswitches and deep external control support. And that's just the start—you can also color loops with a massive FX selection, groove with onboard rhythms, route audio as you like to the three stereo outputs, integrate with computer software via USB, and much more."

Follow-up to this post.

Availability & Pricing

The BOSS RC-505mkII Loop Station will be available in the U.S. in January 2022 for $599.99.

The BOSS RC-600 Loop Station will be available in the U.S. in December of this year for $599.99.

The press release:

Next-Generation Multitrack Loopers with Class-Leading Sound, Advanced Control
Capabilities, Powerful Onboard Effects, and More

Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 2021 — BOSS announces the RC-505mkII and RC-600, two new flagship models in the renowned Loop Station product lineup. The five-track RC-505mkII brings next-generation power and flexibility to the world’s most popular tabletop looper, giving performers an expanded range of inspiring and customizable tools for hands-on music creation. The RC-600 takes floor-based looping where it’s never gone before, offering six stereo tracks, advanced foot control, and highly configurable operation. Both new Loop Station models feature class-leading 32-bit sound, a massive onboard effects selection, built-in rhythms, versatile connectivity, external control support, and USB for interfacing with computers.

RC-505mkII Loop Station
Introduced in 2013, the tabletop RC-505 has been the go-to looper for beatboxers, vocalists, instrumentalists, and other looping artists around the world. The RC-505mkII retains everything that made the original so loved and adds a wealth of new features to make the looping experience even more creative and free flowing.

WMD Chimera

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Marius Leicht - Weltmaschine (live in Studio)

video upload by Marius Leicht

"The title song of my debut album Weltmaschine. Recorded live at the release concert summer solstice, 21.06.2021 at Weltklang Tonstudio.
Claim a free high resolution download of the whole album and lots of unreleased making-of material at:"

Synthesizers - Linear Frequency Modulation (FM) vs. Exponential Frequency Modulation (FM)

video upload by Runningonair

"After seeing a couple of videos describing exponential FM incorrectly, I decided to try to clarify the differences as well as look at the possible reason behind the confusion.
The title track will be released on my next album, so don't forget to subscribe below, if you want to catch that when it releases.
If you'd like to support the channel, you can check out my tracks below:



How to Make Drums Hit Harder & Sound Better (Circuit Rhythm)

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I show how to make your drums sound better and hit as hard as they can, using the Novation Circuit Rhythm and custom samples.

Get my $5 sample pack:
Get my $3.50 MicroFreak patch pack:"

Two DB-01s: Jam and patch breakdown

video upload by Richard DeHove

"A little noodle with two Erica Synths DB-01 Basslines. One doing a rubbery sustained bass, the other a more randomized overdriven lead. Both are just 16-step patterns but manage a high degree of variation.
After a short play I go through the fundamental elements of each sound to show how it's made. Hopefully it may serve to give you a new idea or two.
There's a Fabfilter Pro-L2 limiter on the master output just to catch any unexpected horrors, but otherwise the only effects you hear are what you see.

0:00 Intro noodle
1:58 Lead patch analysis
6:42 Bass patch analysis
11:04 Beautiful VCAs
11:30 Outro noodle

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

Pittsburgh Modular Flamingo [Safari] Patching [Demo #1]

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2021

Just got the new Pittsburgh Modular Safari Flamingo module in.
It's a harmonic interpolation device using a previously unrealized method known as center clipping.
Flamingo can deform and undulate your audio sources in new and interesting ways.
In this video I'll discuss Flamingo and make some patches.
The last section will show how well Flamingo processes control voltages.

0:00 Cold Open Sounds
0:20 Introduction
1:14 Patch Explorations
11:15 Using Flamingo for Control Voltages"

G-Storm Electro:

Gotharman's Urano + Waldorf Eurorack Modular Synth Jam // The Tip Of The Iceberg #TTNM


"Here's a first simple tryout jam with the new Gotharman Urano modular synth, sequencing and modulating the Waldorf nw1 and vcf1 Euroack modules for some additional wavetable and analog filter fun. Percussion is sample based and the pings are S&H random generators sent into all four of the Urano's analog filters. A simple dual sawtooth melody from the Urano's internal digital oscillators also make an appearance, as well as some other pling-plong voices :D Everything's sequenced and mixed into a stereo signal inside the Urano.

Gotharman's Urano website:

I love to hear from you and talk about synths and stuff, so always feel welcome to post a comment or send me an e-mail to:


Playful: Buchla 208c Easel Command live west coast avant-garde synthesizer electronic music

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"I am using the Buchla 208c music Easel Command along with the Make Noise 0-ctrl as a stand in for the 218 touch controller and wanted to continue exploring using a simple patch to create a large musical idea. This piece of music is called "Playful" and is for my son, who just turned 2. He has some medical issues, and we are so grateful that he is still with us. I didn't rehearse this beforehand and was just following the sound. I am still exploring using the pulsar into low pass gate 2 with the inverted envelope into low pass gate 1 to create different rhythms and have added pressure voltage to the complex oscillator modulation which is generating some nice harmonic side bands. I'm also using the envelope generator into the wave shaper, which is creating rhythms against itself with timbre. I am using the west coast technique of starting with something and spinning it out like a centrifuge. I'm processing the sound through a few eurorack modules that I will detail below. Hopefully this camera angle also helps you learn something!"

Yamaha FS1R SN PI01151

via this auction

"The rare Yamaha FS1R which has has the unique combination of FM and Formant synthesis. Contains over 1500 presets, with two sets of stereo outputs and onboard FX. There are a few desktop editors available including a MaxforLive device in Ableton Live, so that you don't have to use the small onboard interface."

Korg MS-10 (Vintage Synth) SN 135158

via this auction

Buchla Easel Command 208c w/ Original Box

via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Digital Synth

via this auction

Roland MRS-2 ProMars 37-Key Duophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Maestro Universal Synthesizer System Unit Full USS1 Tom Oberheim Design SN 1426

via this auction

"Unbelievable original USS-1 complete with the original pedal and even paperwork. This is one of the nicest complete sets I've ever seen for sale, and has just been serviced by a local tech. In great cosmetic condition with only a few light marks throughout. Genuinely, you'll not find a better complete unit! You'll not be disappointed."



View of the inside.

And the Bad Gear video he referenced:

Bad Gear - Korg PSS-50 SuperSection - Ultimate 80s Cheesebox???

video upload by AudioPilz

"In this episode of Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools, we are going to have some clean 80s fun with the Korg PSS-50 SuperSection. Did we find the ultimate 80s cheesebox? Do you know any bends or mods for it?"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

a scientific study in modular sound – part 1

video upload by teenage engineering

"this summer we ventured into the swedish wilderness, together with duo ericsson & reuter, to experiment with modular sound.

recorded at:
56°42'24.2"N 12°40'59.2”E

the equipment used:

VAI 20 : Elka Wilgamat / Farfisa Syntorchestra 4

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"A quick video we threw together some time ago, the Elka Wilgamat is a Drum machine, bass and chord generator from 1976 or so, originally part of the Elka X705 organ. We got this machine modded with separate outputs, sending the bass to the Maestro Sound System for woodwinds, a great 1960s filter/octave/fuzz effect, that stopped working during the making of this video.
The Syntorchestra 4 is of course the younger sibling of the Syntorchestra - a rather simple mono synth and divide down string / brass keyboard - it shares the controls of the older one, but sounds less characteristic.
We still really like it tho, the presets are great with some external boost."

Kashmir (Led Zeppelin) - Electronic Ambient Rock w/ Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 and Nord Drum 3P

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"𝗞𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗶𝗿 (𝗟𝗲𝗱 𝗭𝗲𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻) - 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗔𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝘄/ 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗸𝟮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝟯𝗣

- 𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓰 𝔀𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓮𝓷 𝓫𝔂 𝓙𝓸𝓱𝓷 𝓑𝓸𝓷𝓱𝓪𝓶, 𝓙𝓲𝓶𝓶𝔂 𝓟𝓪𝓰𝓮, 𝓡𝓸𝓫𝓮𝓻𝓽 𝓟𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓽

🎸 In this instrumental series I'm playing some classics of Rock/Pop music history from the 60s and 70s, using my Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 Synthesizer and in this case also my Nord Drum 3P together with Ableton Live. I created a session in Ableton with Clips, but ended up creating a structure that was fixed, so I can play live the whole track on the Nord Drum. I automated some reverb and delay for adding movement, and afterwards mixed the song with some saturation, compression and EQ."

Patch n Tweak
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