MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Synare 3 demos - Oct 2021

video upload by SynthMania

"Five demos of the classic Synare 3 by Star Instruments - one of the early dedicated 'drum synthesizers' brands of the 1970s.

0:00 JD - She's Lost Control - Something Else
0:52 JD - She's Lost Control - Album
1:49 Gong Ambient
2:59 Pacman
3:35 Disco Seventies"

Steve Reich "Clapping Music" but its a Modular Synth!

video upload by

"The original composition featured two performers clapping the same phrase, with one performer adding a beat every 8 measures, thereby generating new rhythms. In this case the two performers are my modular synth and Roland TR8 drum machine. A clock divider is used to add beats and shift the rhythm. And...I've added other elements to spice it up, completely defeating the minimalist nature of the original :("

Steady State Fate Autodub

video upload by Nightlife Electronics

"Here's a little video to remind you that you need the new Steady State Fate Autodub in your life!!

A performance minded send/receive module is a seriously fun addition to any system! Works equally well sending CV as well as audio and can be a great solution for triggering variations on trigger/gate sequences, firing envelopes, LFO's or any other control signal or just to simply add that splashy wall of echoes on your snare hit, ala King Tubby!

The SSF Autodub is available at Nightlife Electronics:

Nightlife Electronics is a shop based in Vancouver, British Columbia that specializes in the sale and service of the world's finest drum machines, synthesizers, eurorack modules and samplers. Visit our online shop to see what we have in store or if you are in the Vancouver area please stop by and try some amazing synths in person!"

Roland Announces JD-800 Software Synthesizer

video upload by RolandChannel

"Known for its massive amount of hands-on controls with an unapologetically electronic sound palette, the vintage JD-800 helped define the sounds of the ‘90s and beyond. The JD-800 Software Synthesizer allows you to get the coveted spacious sounds and hands-on experience of the original inside your DAW—with modern upgrades.

Surf the 64 original presets, plus 64 new presets using the original waveforms and crafted by top sound engineers. You can dive even deeper into your music creation and stack sounds with the expanded polyphony. Then, dig into seven multistage effects including distortion/overdrive, enhancer, spectrum equalizer, phaser, chorus, triple-tap delay, and a selection of reverbs with an expanded view for real-time tweaking. View all of this on the hyper-realistic interface to bring the JD-800 into your present-day workflow.

More Details:
• 64 original presets, plus 64 new presets
• Recreation of JD-800’s two-stage, multi-effects section with drag and drop reorder
• 7 effects: chorus, phaser, enhancer, distortion, spectrum, delay, and reverb
• Detailed, realistic interface is resizable and includes alternate views
• Expanded polyphony versus the original hardware
• VST3, AAX, and AU with support for Apple silicon

In this video:
0:00 – Introduction
0:37 – Sounds
1:31 – Presets
3:34 – Lead Sound Presets
5:05 – Programming
6:58 – Envelopes
8:10 – Filters
11:29 – Effects

To learn more about the JD-800 Software Synthesizer, please visit:

The JD-800 Software Synthesizer is available for download through Roland Cloud. Sign up for a 30-day trial of Roland Cloud Ultimate membership and try the JD-800 Software Synthesizer for free. Plus, you’ll have access to the ever-expanding Roland Cloud universe, including other legendary Roland virtual instruments and effects, expanded sound content, and so much more."

And the press release:

"Authentic Software Recreation of the Iconic ’90s Digital Synth, Available Exclusively Through Roland Cloud

Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 2021 — Roland announces the JD-800 Software Synthesizer, the latest addition to the Legendary series of software-based Roland instruments available through Roland Cloud. In early 2021—30 years after the debut of the original JD-800 hardware synth—Roland introduced the JD-800 Model Expansion for the ZENOLOGY software synthesizer and select ZEN-CORE hardware instruments. Now, the anniversary celebration continues with the release of this iconic digital instrument as a dedicated DAW plug-in. The JD-800 Software Synthesizer delivers a virtual recreation of the original’s unique sound and inviting control-laden interface, along with a host of new features and enhancements for today’s music producers.

Korg OPSIX Altered FM Synthesizer

video upload by Nightlife Electronics

"The Korg OPSIX is under the lens for this edition of our video spotlight. After flipping through a few presets we get into showing some of the hands on capabilities that were once unheard of in the realms FM synthesizers. With dedicated controls for all of the most important parameters and an added multimode filter, the path to worlds of experimentation has been laid bare!

On top of the extra sound design features there are also key internal additions; 32 voice polyphony, powerful effects engines, sequencers and arpeggiators just to name a few!

The Korg OPSIX is available at Nightlife Electronics:

Nightlife Electronics is a shop based in Vancouver, British Columbia that specializes in the sale and service of the world's finest drum machines, synthesizers, eurorack modules and samplers. Visit our online shop to see what we have in store or if you are in the Vancouver area please stop by and try some amazing synths in person!

Video and patches by @local_artiste"

Korg KP-1 Kaoss Pad

via this auction

Additional Switched On Listings

"Originally released in 1999, the KP1 is an expressive, 6 effect powerhouse of dynamic effects. With a touchscreen parameter pad catered towards DJ's, live performers and sound designers; the KP-1 is a wonderful addition to any rig.

Effects: Filter

Waldorf Microwave XT Non Nextel Orange w/ Board #3 & ALPS Knobs

via this auction

"This is the desired and more rare non-Nextel coated version. Most Microwave XT versions have the shitty Nextel surface coating that decays very naughty (gets sticky, flaky, dirty and grey-ish) over time and this can't be fixed anymore. The surface on the edition listed keeps the strong orange colour. Also the total decaying original knobs are replaced for Waldorf Q knobs, they look better and don't fall apart over time. So this XT is ready for the future.

Display is perfect!
Comes with the original manual (with the famous pink XT-cover, missing back plastic)
Latest version produced so comes with Board #3, needed for upgrade to 30 voices!"

Univox Maxi-Korg K-3 SN 760042

via this auction

Yamaha CS-15D 37-Key Monophonic Analog Dual Channel Synthesizer SN 5189

via this auction

"The CS15D is a three-octave monosynth that has 29 preset sounds, as well as the ability to dial in your own program. It has a single VCO, and a 2-pole low-pass filter with a dedicated envelope. The ability to blend between the dual channels and detune the second channel add to its warmth and character."

Teisco S110F Mono/Duophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2140

via this auction

"Nearly Mint in condition, pics show the finish has very little wear with only a couple light dots & scratches (barely visible) to paint, and better than new cosmetically with brand new American Walnut wood sides to replace the crappy particle board.

No corrosion or rust, and the synth was recently pro serviced (service records available upon request).

The pictures speak for themselves this is a great looking synth, with lots of LED feedback. It benefits from having lots of onboard features like EQ filter bank.

It has very snappy envelopes for a mono/duophonic synth, and its built extremely well, with a steel chassis, and ow walnut sides, especially when compared to something like it's progenitor the ARP Odyssey."

Blue Roland SH-101

via this auction

Blue UDO Super 6 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland JX-8P SN 543491 w/ PG-800 & Original Boxes & Extras

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Vintage Roland JX-8P in original box, with PG-800 in original box. Pulled directly from a working studio environment and working properly.

Comes with Roland memory cartridge, Roland expression pedal, and original power cable.

PG-800 comes with the extremely rare original carry case and the original midi cable.

The JX shows minor signs of use and wear cosmetically (surface swirls/light scratches), overall extremely clean and very well taken care of. Same for the PG-800."

Expert Sleepers FH-2 Firmware v1.15 Released

videos uploaded by

"FH-2 firmware v1.15 is out, with brand new sequencer functionality (using @WeAreNovation Launchpad)"

FH-2 - Launchpad - Intro and Drum Sequencer
FH-2 - Launchpad - Note Sequencers
FH-2 - Launchpad - Euclidean Patterns

Firmware update notes via Expert Sleepers:

Added the Sequencers.
Added support for driving the Euclidean patterns via a Launchpad.
Added extensive accessibility support (aimed at using a screen reader with the associated HTML tool) via MIDI SysEx.
Added five new arpeggiator modes.
Added an option for Triggers to be triggered by any note on a MIDI channel.
Added 'Clock' and 'Eucliean' options for LFO Resets.
Added 'Random' per voice outputs for MIDI/CV converters.
Added an 'Echo MIDI' setting for the Launch Control XL, so its LEDs can be updated when driving the FH-2.
Fixed an issue with when transport start clocks were updated, noticeable with certain sequencers which send a MIDI start a considerable time before the first MIDI clock.
Fixed the internal routing of Program Change and Aftertouch messages from the CV/MIDI section.

FREE Virt Vereor, Sinc Vereor, and Ruina plugins for VST3, AU, AAX - official plugins demo

video upload by Noise Engineering

"Hi! I’m Elana, Destroyer of Worlds here at Noise Engineering. Welcome to our demo video of our freequel bundle. The bundle includes Virt Vereor, Sinc Vereor, and Ruina. It is available for Mac and PC, in VST3, AU and AAX formats.

To get yours, create an account on our Customer Portal, download the installer, and then run the installer:

00:00 Intro
00:30 Installation
01:54 Virt Vereor
05:30 Sinc Vereor
07:08 Ruina

About the Synths:
Virt Vereor is a powerful synthesizer based on a unique set of three synthesis algorithms. Virt Vereor makes a tremendous amount of unique sounds with an immediate and usable interface.

Astute users will recognize these algorithms from Noise Engineering’s contribution to Arturia’s Microfreak V3 firmware and our upcoming Virt Iter module.

Sinc Vereor’s intuitive and inviting controls belie the power of this lightweight synthesizer. Loosely based on Noise Engineering’s beloved Eurorack module Sinc Iter, the wavemorphing/wavefolding Tone control makes sound design a breeze. Three modes provide ample sound options.
We’ve paired the Virt and Sinc oscillator sections with Vereor, our easily manipulated dynamics section using an ADSR envelope controlling a variable slope and analog-inspired multimode gate/filter. Add to that a vintage-inspired chorus and a load of presets, and these synths have something for everyone.

About Ruina:
Ruina is a creative stereo distortion plugin built on digital distortion algorithms. Fully automatable controls make it easy to get a gentle, nuanced color, to obliviate a signal, or to dial in anything in between. Don’t feel like tweaking the parameters? Ruina comes with tons of presets to fit any need.

Ruina has a wavefolder, a multiband saturator, a chaotic suboctave generator, octavizer, and phase shifter. It also features a notch or bandpass filter with adjustable tracking, and a control to set the order of the distortions in the signal flow to further customize your sound. Last but not least, Overdrive adds up to 128x gain for maximal destruction.
Run any sound through Ruina for warm, lush distortion, or crank the sliders to unleash complete destruction. With seven distortion types, it’s easy to turn your sounds into something new and unique with Ruina."

Cinematic Track | Moog Subsequent 37 - Sequential Prophet Rev2 - Arturia Polybrute

video upload by Lost Clouds (Tom Green Music)

"Download this track here:

Found a track I started making 3 years ago with nothing but the M32 and Rev2, updated it to include the synths I now have and recorded a video to go with it!"

Improvisation with Make Noise gear, Microfreak , Norns , Argon8

video upload by junklight

"I like this excerpt from tonights practice session (stick with it - there are two distinct sections). Loving the Make Noise tape and micro sound machine - the limitation of the set system forces a lot of creativity but it's well thought out enough to be full of potential.

Lots of lovely sounds from the 0--coast too.

if you are wondering why I keep looking back at the micro sound & tape system towards the end it's because at that point I hadn't quite worked out where the rhythmic beat was coming from :-)

Unfortunately the storage on my phone ran out before the live patching session on the larger modular for a long bolero"

Voltage Modular VM900 Tangram

video upload by boxoftextures

"Well I've always loved the Tangram sequence. It's iconic, what I think of when think of sequencers. From the Tangerine Dream album in 1980 of the same name. It's four patterns of 7 notes, each played twice. I even already did a video about it several weeks ago, except I used "standard" digital modules to do it. Three sequencers, the kind where you put in note names (such as A3, B5, etc.), and were you have digital clock modules controlling everything. Makes things easier! Except now that Cherry Audio's come out with the VM900 Collection of Moog-style modules, I now have a real (LOL) sequencer to work with. Totally analog, nothing digital. Which means you can't say something like, "give me 96bpm," you have to figure out the precise voltages you'll need to get the results you want. And you have to use analog logic and programming to get all your events happening when you want them and all in the proper order. Endless fun! (No, I mean it!) It's not that it's harder to do, it's that it makes you think differently to get things working. Wouldn't have it any other way.


Sequential Synth Tips With Alexander Bornstein: Pro 3 Programming

video upload by Sequential

"Welcome back to 'Sequential Synth Tips,' where some of our favorite artists share their tips, tricks, and techniques on a Sequential synth. In this episode, we feature composer Alexander Bornstein programming a patch on the Sequential Pro 3.

Alexander Bornstein is an award-winning composer currently based in Los Angeles. His music has been heard on television, independent films, feature films, web series, documentaries in the festival circuit, and concert halls around the U.S. Alexander has also been at the forefront of new multimedia platforms, composing music for one of the first VR television series.

Follow Alexander here:

More info on the Pro 3:"

TAKE 5 vs Prophet 6 // The definitive comparison

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 intro
0:49 Oscillators
5:06 Filter
9:47 Envelopes
11:16 Poly Mod/FM
13:07 Effects
20:09 Final Thoughts

Sequential OB-6 Tutorial Lesson 1: Overview

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"This is a tutorial series for anyone who wants to learn how to do their own sound design using the Sequential Circuits (former Dave Smith Instruments) OB-6 synthesizer. The goal is to break this subject down into understandable and digestible bits of information that you can apply to your own electronic music. I am primarily a media or film composer, so we will learn ambient, techno, and EDM style sound design using the synth."

EthanJamesMusic Sequential OB-6 Tutorial Lessons

Arturia PolyBrute "Symbiosis" 32 Organic Preset

video upload by LFOstore

"#arturia #polybrute #presets

Attention, big boys in town.

After successful release of MatrixBrute by Arturia - here comes mighty PolyBrute!

True analog, polyphonic, state of art synthesizer which sounds incredible - a modern CS-80.

Buy Soundset:

"Symbiosis" soundset contains all type of sounds which are ready to go in your current track:

Massive & glorious strings & brasses
Lushiest ambient pads & drones
Big cosmic plucks
Deep & monster basses
Organic arps & sequences
Emulations of iconic sounds - CS & Juno series

32 presets with velo/aftertouch/morphee/mw/ribbon assigned sounds trully organic & alive.
Instructions for installation are included & its easy.

Soundtrack with cyberpunk atmosphere, synthwave track, ambient & electronica vibes can be easily created with our sounds.

Enjoy & may inspiration be with you!"

New Arturia MicroFreak Firmware Update V4.0 Demo Videos

New demo videos have been added to this post.

Demo ONE - CircuitStation Novation Circuit Tracks Pack by Mike Davis

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Introducing CircuitStation, your video game music creation tool in a box.

Videogames and music have always gone hand in hand and CircuitStation was made with the love of sounds from videogames in mind.

Bleeps and bloops, long dark pads, arpeggiated 8 bit tones, a lot of classic tones you will recognize from your favorite games

While Chiptunes were an inspiration for this pack, and are often used in videogames...this is not a chiptune pack. This is a tool to be used in the creation of all music with videogames as a theme.


64 synth patches all created with various games in mind, and sounds or songs that could possibly be created in that game.

64 samples ranging from sounds from games pitched into drums, to actual game samples, system startup sounds, and character sounds, there's something that will hit everyone's nostalgia meter.

8 bit organs, arpeggiators, vibrant leads, and dark bass tones that sound like they were pulled directly from your favorite console

Macros are uniform across most patches, and all are made for movement and performance, whether that be a live set, while jamming, or in the midst of a recorded track.

Whether it be the soothing sounds of the mushroom kingdom you're trying to accomplish, the pumping bass of a sonic water level, or the lush dark tones of a final fantasy boss fight, CircuitStation has you covered


TEST SERIES After Later Audio Benjolin V2 Nonlinearcircuits Triple Sloths V2 Happy Nerding FX AID

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"WARNING!!! This video has fast flashing lights which can cause problems for some viewers.

Sound design experiments with After Later Audio Benjolin V2, Nonlinearcircuits Triple Sloths V2, and Happy Nerding FX AID. modules.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential. Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Patch from Scratch 4: Modular Ambient - Moog Subharmonicon, Mother 32, Mutable Instruments Beads

video upload by SyllixMusic

"Welcome to Episode 4 of Patch from Scratch featuring the Moog Subharmonicon, Mother 32, and Mutable Instruments Beads! In this video I create a melodic, ambient soundscape. Along the way you'll get to see my creative process as I start from a simple 4-step sequence and turn it into something so much more!"

Roland GR-500 & GS-500 Guitar Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland S-550 SN 841601 w/ RC-100 Remote Controller SN 830832 & Disks

via this auction

Yamaha TX802 FM Tone Generator SN NZ01960 w/ Custom Fit Case

via this auction

Note the support stand under the TX802 so you can have it angled on a desktop.

Yamaha CS-10 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 11595

via this auction

Make Noise Strega and Plinky

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"Had a great session with my Make Noise Strega and Plinky this morning.
If the question is 'are they worthed?', the answer is 'absolutely yes!'.
I also announced the opening of my creative audio hub in Rome today: Nu/LL Studio (this is its name) deserved an epic soundtrack for its presentatione to the world :)"

MicroFreak - Firmware Update V4.0. | ARTURIA

video upload by Arturia

"Decimated waveforms, scanned sonic surfaces, and evolving 3D soundscapes - yours for free. Firmware V4.0 takes MicroFreak on a sonic expedition to the edge of wavetable synthesis, with a brand new engine, user wavetable compatibility, new presets, and more.

00:00 Intro
00:11 WaveUser Engine
00:33 Sequencer Unison and Chord Voices"

@Arturia Microfreak new WaveUser engine free in the firmware update

video upload by Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

Exploring Glitchy Territory With Model Cycles

video upload by Perplex On

"Tried to push the #modelcycles into glitch terrain. All sounds coming straight from the M:C with some extra live fx using #glitchcore on the ipad. Served with projectionmapped visuals."

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

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