MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 8, 2021

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Monday, November 08, 2021

Sequential Prophet VS | Vector Victor!

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Sequential Prophet VS (Vector Synthesizer) from 1986. A hybrid synthesizer, digital waveforms and analog VCFs & VCAs. 8 voices of polyphony with velocity and after touch.

You make a sound by basically choosing four waveforms, assigning them to the four oscillators (vector points), and then moving the VS's trademark joystick around freely until you hear something pleasing. Movements, or 'vectors' can then be saved, and the sound played back. You can also apply the recorded vector path to another sound altogether and see what happens. *
Separate programmable panned voices and a stereo analog chorus completes the output.
It can sound very lush and smooth while at the same time, crude and digital. Often at the same time. Stellar arpeggiating and everything you do, including moving the joystick, goes out MIDI.

A 33 minute longer version of this video can be accessed through Patreon. In that video I go much more in-depth on the different topics I just browse through in this video."

Patchwerks 5 Year Anniversary Party Coming to Seattle on 11/20

via @Patchwerks_

"Patchwerks turns 5!!!

You’re invited to our anniversary party on 11/20 for a day of live performances, special in-store savings, raffle prizes, and community appreciation ❤️

PLUS! Extended party hours until 9PM… and a special showroom surprise 😉"

[No Talking] Modal Electronics Cobalt8 AlgoRhythm Patches w/ Demo Song

video upload by VCO USA

"Patch breakdown and arrangement using only sounds from the free "AlgoRhythms" sound bank for Cobalt8. Sequenced and processed in Ableton Live 11.

Skip to 3:13 for the finished arrangement

Download the free patches here:"

Waldorf MiniWorks 4 Pole Filter

via this auction

"The MiniWorks is a stand-alone 4-pole resonant analog filter and modulation module. Use it to create those Daft-Punk filter sweeps on entire drum & rhythm loops! Run any sounds, synthesizers or loops through it and filter them with a truly analog-like VCF (filter) that is not only very flexible but MIDI controllable as well! There are many modulation sources that can be programmed between the extensive VCF, VCA, envelope and LFO sections and these settings can be stored in the (20) user memory patches. The MiniWorks can also be overloaded for a lo-fi crunchy sound too! If it were a true stereo filter it would be perfect (input is mono, output is stereo), but in its price range it is the best analog filter module available"

Blue Waldorf Q Desktop Rack Synth

via this auction

ASM Hydrasynth Desktop Synthesizer SN HSDR20430147

via this auction

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Intellijel Live Stream — Jam / Patch Breakdown / Q+A

video upload by Intellijel

"Live jam with a patch break down with Kamil and Wes!"

Erica Synths - Matrix Mixer

video upload by Tim Shoebridge

"This is my first in a two-part video about the Matrix Mixer from Erica Synths. This video is just a brief introduction to this device, in the second video I will go into examples of how I have been using it and the considerations I have been making along the way.

Note that the illustrations in this video as to what you would need in terms of Eurorack modules to replicate this Matrix Mixer are only theoretical. There are many different ways to do it and I have not invested a huge amount of effort to find the cheapest. The purpose of this video is to highlight the power of the Matrix Mixer and to give an appreciation of what it achieves in such a small and reasonably priced package."

Erica Synths Matrix Mixer - Part 2

"Here's the second part of my video review of the Matrix Mixer desktop module from Erica Synths. In this video I look at some of the practicalities of using the Matrix Mixer for patching Eurorack modules and semi-modular synths."

1977 Moog Retail Price List

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest of the scans and the full write-up.

"From a purely design perspective, there's a few interesting elements I'd like to touch on. First, is that signed photo of Keith Emerson. Not surprising since he had been a long-time spokesperson for Moog. And awesome that he shows up in a pricing brochure of all things. It's a big step up from the 1974 brochure that featured that little conductor dude that was their kind-of mascot back in those mid-70s days."

Prophet-5: One Year On, Part 4 Of 6

video upload by Sequential

"We're celebrating the one-year anniversary of Dave Smith’s modern classic, the Prophet-5 (and Prophet-10) Rev4!

As part of the celebration, our family of Sequential friends asked Dave for the inside scoop on the vintage Prophet-5 and the Rev 4 — one year on. Watch all six installments here as we post them. And to learn more about the Rev 4 Prophet-5 and Prophet-10, visit our website:"

Sequential Prophet-5: One Year On posts

The Octatrack's Song Mode is Dope! Elektron Arranger Explained

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video I explain to you my take on the Octatrack's arranger mode including tips and ideas, along with a full tutorial on how to use it."


Support me by using these links to buy your next piece of gear:
Octatrack MK2:
Analog Heat:
Analog Four MK2:
Analog Rytm MK2:
Sequential Take 5:

"If you want more and feel inspired to support me, please visit my Patreon page:

Dreadbox Introduces DYSPHONIA DIY Eurorack & Desktop Full Voice Synthesizer with Open Architecture

via Dreadbox

> Full Voice Modular Synthesizer with Open Architecture

> Powerful Sound Designing machine

> It can be used as a Desktop or a Eurorack synthesizer

> It comes along with a dedicated USB to Eurorack power converter

> It is consisted of 13 individual sections

> Ideal for inexperienced DIYers
> Analog Oscillator with 4 waves

> 3x Analog VCA

> Passive Signal Multiplier

> CV and Audio 3-to-1 Mixer

> High precision MIDI to CV/ Gate converter

> 1ms/stage Snappy AD Envelope

> Wide range Analog LFO

> 24dB 4-pole Analog Self-Oscillating Low Pass Filter

> 12dB 2-pole Analog Multi mode Filter

> Hybrid Echo (as found on the Erebus synthesizer)

> Sophisticated digital Modulator with 4 different modes:

Wide range, 4 waveforms and delay function

Classic Sample & Hold or Key triggered with lag Filter

Snappy 1ms/stage, Attack – Decay or Attack – Release

Modulation Wheel, Velocity, Aftertouch, Unipolar or Bipolar

Interesting rhythms with Tremolo

video upload by Omri Cohen

"You can find a feature rundown and additional patch examples on my Patreon page, together with a document full of patching techniques and ideas -

Here are the patches from the video -

00:00 - Introduction
00:18 - Shaker
04:54 - Rolling Bass
06:39 - Ratcheting"

hepatectomizing estimator I

video upload by verstaerker

"Sound improvisation with Soma Labs Lyra-8 , Roland SH-01, PIN-Electronics Portabella
(listen loud!)"

Korg Opsix 2 0 - "Orion Vol 3"

video upload by LFOstore

" presents 'Orion Vol.3' for the Korg Opsix synthesizer.


Bank Dedicated To Update 2.0 And Completes "Orion" Trilogy

40 presets and sequences ready to breathe new colors into your music and inspire creativity.

Create sound worlds with sequences, plucks, leads and organic pads.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Making Vapor Trap on the Circuit Rhythm

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I show the making of a full vapor trap track on the Novation Circuit Rhythm, including drums, a bit of sound design, and some proper vaporwave style sample mangling with pitching and chopping.

00:00 Intro
00:46 808 and Kick
02:37 Clap
02:46 Hi-hats
04:46 Help I have no idea what to call this part
06:20 Arp
07:11 Lead
08:12 Resampling
09:55 Extra Microfreak Lead
11:13 Live Jam
14:05 Outro

One finger drum breaks w. two modules [Grids/Lp1]

video upload by Meska

"My new setup is slowly growing , and this time i'm say hi to LP1.
i whant to test it interaction with grids since many years. here it is and it work perfectly as attended. Here a quick demo
All drums made with the gotharman LD3

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.
i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at or on the official YT page :

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

How Deep Your Modulation Sweeps?

video upload by Station 252

"* STEREO SOUND - Use Headphones or Studio Monitors
New Eurorack module MODFX from Tiptop Audio test. All 24 programs sound examples.
The single instrument music pieces and sounds are each processed through a single MODFX program. I am reading program descriptions from the manual while processing my voice through each one.
The opening techno track has MODFX on dub chords, arpeggiated melody and bass.

Contents of this video:

00:00 - INTRO
01:59 - MODFX
04:17 - 6 VOICE CHORUS
12:01 - DUAL 4 + 8 STAGE PHASER
12:39 - MANY 1 POLE
14:28 - AHH DETUNED"

Also see Tiptop Audio Introduces ModFX and FSU Eurorack Effects Modules

MOK Miniraze Countdown

MOK's Miniraze synthesizer virtual instrument is coming tomorrow, November 9th, 2021.

Playlist: 1. Miniraze Countdown - 10...
Here are 10 wave-slicing synth voices stacked and detuned. :)
2. Miniraze Countdown - 09...
You have 9 different envelope curves to shape your sound. :)
3. Miniraze Countdown - 08...
Four LFOs with 8 modulation routes each, for wildly organic sounds. :)
4. Miniraze Countdown - 07...
7 Mix Level controls to independently modulate sound elements. :)
5. Miniraze Countdown - 06...
6 adjustable parameters for each otherworldly effect. :)
6. Miniraze Countdown - 05...
5 wave-slicing knobs for sonic exploration. :)
7. Miniraze Countdown - 04...
4 Envelopes and 4 LFOs for truly moving sounds. :)
8. Miniraze Countdown - 03...
3 Wave-Slicing oscillators for new harmonic discoveries. :)
9. Miniraze Countdown - 02...
2 Filters in series to shape the future of sound. :)
10. Miniraze Countdown - 01...

"Countdown to Miniraze launch! 01…

1 Bob Moog Foundation 15th Anniversary Miniraze Sound Bank.

Including patches from a stellar team of artists and sound designers, all proceeds from this special sound bank will be donated to the Bob Moog Foundation to support programs like Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum, located in Asheville, NC.

The Bob Moog Foundation 15th Anniversary Miniraze Sound Bank includes over 200 sounds from some of music's most sought after composers, sound designers, producers, synthesists, and artists, including a signature sound from Mark Mothersbaugh, composer and co-founder of DEVO.

Contributors include Michael Boddicker, Amin Bhatia, Erik Norlander, Drew Neumann, John Enroth, John Skippy Lehmkuhl, Anthony Baldino, Peter Dyer, Chrissy Tignor, Jerry Kovarsky, Casey Baldwin, Klaus-Peter Rausch, Alessandro Cardinale, Kelly Marie and Taiho Yamada.

MOK's Miniraze synthesizer virtual instrument is coming on November 9th, 2021. Visit for more details, and sign up for our mailing list to stay informed on all the latest Miniraze developments.

MOK Miniraze
Wave-Slicing Synth with Analog-Style Control


You can find additonal MOK Miniraze posts here.

New Loops Black Friday Sale

via supporting member, New Loops.

"The New Loops Black Friday Sale has started with up to 70% off audio sample packs, synth presets, and sound expansion packs. Plus, get an EXTRA 30% off orders over £39.

Here are some of the best discounts:

Percussion Mega Pack - 70% OFF
• Serum Presets Bundle - 70% OFF
• Trap Bundle 2 - 70% OFF
• Big Bass Bundle - 50% OFF
• Diva Presets Bundle - 55% OFF
• Club Sound Effects Bundle - 70% OFF

Quasimidi The Raven

via this auction

"Here is a rare vintage virtual analog German synth in excellent condition. Cleverly called The Raven, this synth immediately gets you in the ballpark for dance, electronic, techno, EDM, IDM. Has a built in sequencer with synth and drum sounds. Cosmetically, very nice condition and includes a custom black synth cover as seen in photos. The only blemishes are a small scratch over “The Raven” logo and on the underside of the wooden sides have a bit of wear (both as pictured). The screen is nice, bright, and clear (though my phone camera does not show a good job of it). To be clear, this does not have the Raven MAX card installed. Thanks for looking!

The Raven is a mid-90's virtual analog synthesizer by the German company Quasimidi. Designed to tailor to dance music genres, the Raven features a full palette of preset sounds, 8-track sequencer, 24 voice polyphony, arpeggiators, and the "Motivator" feature for programming real-time parameter changes."

Polyend / Dreadbox Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Soma Laboratory Enner 2021 Craft Black

via this auction

You can find demos of the Soma Enner in prevoius posts here.

"This is the “limited edition” dark craft, not available anymore. In absolutely pristine-mint as new condition. Turned on only once to test. Beautifully hand crafted. All original packing and accessories included. Will double box for shipping."

Buchla 208r music easel (black panel)

via this auction

"208 Roman v3 board, black panel, UA726 ICs. Just repaired & calibrated to 1.2 v/oct. Comes with the SAMODULAR 4U case & power supply. The bottom of both wood sides of the case were previously broken during shipping, and have since been repaired (barely noticeable, but look at last picture)."

Pic of the inside boards below.

Yamaha CS-30 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg MS-20 Monophonic Analog Synth w/ Rare Patch Overlay SN 146984

via this auction

Ensoniq Mirage DSK8 + SQX-1 Cardrige & Extras

via this auction

"The synth is in outstanding visual and working condition. Recently serviced by a professional technician. The synth also comes with two Major upgrades.

1. Goetek USB Floppy Drive + the latest OS Version for it and a huge library of samples. The library will be sent upon clear payment is proceed.

2. Extremely hard to find ENSONIQ SQX-1 SEQUENCER EXPANSION CARTRIDGE!! This thing allows you to increase expands you Mirage's sequencer memory to 1,357 events The cardrige itself is so hard to find that you cannot find any information for it on the internet.

3. I will also include for this listing Ensoniq FSW-1 Keyboard Sustain Pedal.

I will ship the original Floppy Drive for the Mirage + One Cem 3328 Filter chip(cost around 30Euro itself) Plus Key command library for the Mirage and the original User Manual in English.

What I like about DSK8 is that this is the original model of the Mirage and it is noisier compared to the latest models.

This allows you to self oscillate this noise when you create moving soundscapes. Just play it through reverb and you will see what this beast can do."

Oberheim OB-XA SN 820511

via this auction

"Kept ever since in a custom Anvil case and stored. Perfect condition… no dents or scratches. HOWEVER, the foam decomposed. It’s a sticky substance and I don’t want to clean it. That is why I am selling at a discount. Other than the foam crud superficially that’s on it, it’s perfect."

Crumar Roadrunner 1973 - First Model

via this auction

Bastl Kastle - Portable & Modular Noise FM Synthesizer w/ Patch Cables

via this auction

Synsonics Drums 5281 1981 Electronic Drum Machine w/ Original Box, Manual & Drumsticks

via this auction

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Hybrid Wave Synthesizer SN ESQ-35814-D w/ Original Box, Manual, & Pedal

via this auction

"1987 Ensoniq ESQ-1 Hybrid analog/digital Wave Synthesizer Keyboard w manual+pedal+box"

Roland PG-800 Synthesizer Programmer SN 547800 w/ Original Box, Case, & Cable

via this auction

Roland SH-2 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland GAIA SH-01

via this auction

Click the pic für die Katze.

V.A.I. 37 : Farfisa Syntorchestra / Vermona ER9

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

SOMA Pulsar-23 Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

0:00 Techno
2:26 Electronica
6:23 Industrial

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

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