MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 13, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Hardware Jams Submission - Pads and Pads theme, Dec 12, 2021

video upload by

"Hardware Jams Submission - Pads and Pads theme in C Melodic Minor
Dec 12, 2021

Live to recorder Hardware Jam (warts and all, 4th take was good enough although mixing was off):
Tenori-on (pad perc), TheoryBoard (pad keyboard) controlling Cherry Audio Eight Voice (pads), Boss RC-505, ATV aFrame drum (one big drum pad) :-)

Aquifex is my Soundcloud name (Aquifex, Aquifex02, Aquifex03, etc. - all free accounts)"

Yamaha MO6 (Motif) Music Production Synthesizer | 🎹 Complete Factory Demo Songs 🎹

video upload by Alberto Martinez Del Rio

02:InThe Rain
05:Mind scope

"The Yamaha MO6/MO8 is a music production synthesizer that comes in two sizes. The MO6 is the 61-key while the MO8 is the 88 weighted key version. The two versions use Yamaha's AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) tone generator also used in the Motif and the Motif ES series of synths and comes with 175MB of waveform memory, 64 voices of polyphony (124 Max in sequencer), 512 preset programs with 256 User voice and 129 GM voice, over 1700 arpeggio programs, and over 18 different filter types navigated through the 240x64 LCD display.

The MO-series keyboards have been discontinued by Yamaha, and were replaced by the MoX series. Currently, the MoX series has also been superseded by the MoXF-series, whose sound engine is derived from the company's fifth-generation Motif XF series. The units are designed to be integrated with a PC running Steinberg's Cubase, since that company is partly owned by Yamaha.


The Yamaha MO6/MO8's sounds are based on the Yamaha Motif ES sound set and includes pianos, electric pianos, organs, guitars, strings, pads, percussion and special effects.

Other Features

Instruo Lubadh Tape Feedback Distortion

video upload by Todd Barton

"A few examples of tape loop feedback distortion -- it's pretty special. Enjoy!"

Synthmania quick tip #23 - How To Play The Paradise Synth

video upload by SynthMania

With the Roland Juno-60.

SynthMania quick tip posts

Vector Synth Jam - Bangin

video upload by

"Vector synthesizer. Even the Avalon makes a cameo appearance in this video."

Elby EuroSerge vs Kilpatrick Format Synthesizer

video upload by NOISEBUG

"We embrace the abstract concepts in electronic music, letting the machine speak to each other can sometimes bring great conversation. So with that said, we figured we’d let the Elby EuroSerge modules have a little conversation with the Kilpatrick Format Synthesizer, and this is what they said….

Elby EuroSerge modules -"


video upload by Marc Mennigmann

"The music in this video was played by a basil plant. I just gave the basil some sounds to play with. I think he had fun..."

Korg 01/W fd - Best Analog & Ambient Sounds Walkthrough

video upload by LFOstore

"After successful Korg Wavestation & M1 series we’ve got in our hands a bigger M1's brother - Korg 01/W FD

01/W FD having more internal waves, more banks & more synthesis & fx treasures inside.

01/W series sounds fantastic but many of the sounds was overused in years & we didn’t find any modern recreations around the globe.

So we made a challenge to ourselves – made analog style patches with modern vision & also re-create classic ambient sounds.


In this soundset you will find:

Various ambient pads, drones, swells – cosmic, organic, nature, water.
Various bells & plucks – classic, modern, unreal.
Classic analog strings - massive & wide

All the patches are handcrafted & reacts on MW & Aftertouch.

Made by By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of “Organica” for Waldorf Blofeld & “WS Universe” for Korg Wavestation

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Elektronika EM-20. test after repair and midi instalation

video upload by Alexey Taber

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with Dr. Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara)

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Dr. Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara) is a multi-instrumentalist composer and historian of electronic music. She is the author of Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (2010) and several essays on the history of sound and synthesizers. Her music includes recent techno EPs on 1432 R (DC), several self-released albums, remixes for Beauty Pill and Le Tigre, and a compilation release on Move D’s Source Records. She has presented music and public lectures at MUTEK, Ableton Loop, and many other forums.

We chatted with Analog Tara about how she uses Sequential instruments in her music."

You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

TECHNO ... with Gotharman's Urano Modular Synth #TTNM


"I was asked to make some DAWless techno music just with the Gotharman Urano modular synthesizer, so here's something like that. I'm not a big techno person, but it's indeed fun to make beats faster than 100 bpm once in a while ;-) Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. This is just the stock Urano without any samples or external FX this time. I even managed to patch up some side-chaining for the kick drum, using a shared and inverted envelope."

Gotharman website:


#3 Testing new live setup LD3/plinky/euro

video upload by Meska

"quick preview of one of the track of my upcoming EP on the new live setup ;)
Chords& reverbe: Plinky
Drums/SUB&lonely note (made with the wavefolderLPG protoype) is LD3
Mixing, side chain, fx on drums is LD3 too
Alf the euro is sequencing drums via grids
the other half is noise effect via warp&typhoon

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

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

How to use VCV 2 VST with Reaper

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:17 - General information
02:09 - Basic sequencing and syncing VCV from Reaper
05:49 - Advanced sequencing VCV from Reaper
07:08 - Polyphonic sequencing
08:54 - Sequencing drums
10:28 - Automating VCV from Reaper
12:23 - Basic Multitrack recording
15:28 - Advanced multitrack recording
18:12 - Sending Midi out from VCV to Reaper
25:33 - Processing audio from Reaper in VCV

Omri's Links:

"Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -

Do you also think that reverb is life and want to share it with the world? Have a look here -
If you just want to buy me a coffee :) -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas document -

KURZWEIL K2000RS Synthesizer Sampler Rack Module

via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

YAMAHA DX7 1980s FM Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

Kawai SX-240 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Kawai SX-240 polyphonic analog Synthesizer. (8 voice)
Very rare item with SSM 2044 filter chips from 1984.
Collector's item.

- excellent condition
- 100% functional
- all buttons and rotary control work perfectly."

Roland Juno-106 61-Key Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"This iconic synthesizer it was serviced in October 2021 by SynthSpa (Deluxe Restoration Package). It sounds fantastic. This synth is in excellent condition, though it does bear the normal cosmetic wear one should expect from a 30+ year old vintage piece."

Oberheim OB-SX Preset Analog Synthesizer SN 920104 & Preset Patch Bank Demos

via this auction

"Here we have a RARE Oberheim OB-SX synth made in 1982/USA (sourced from New Jersey, July 2021). It was the second model in the OB range, slotted in-between the OB-X and the OB-Xa. This one is 4-voice polyphonic and has 56 programs on board. The model was introduced by Oberheim, tailored for live use. At the time, the OB-X was well expensive, so this was marketed at an attractive lower price. Its a wee bit smaller than the other OB models, measuring just 87 x 50 x 12 cms...weighing around 16 Kgs. The remit was "bring out a compact performance synth with THE best Oberheim sounds on board". Much of the same circuitry (80%?) as the OB-X was used to produce the distinctive polyphonic sounds. OB-SX is loaded with 56 presets, basically; but every sound can be "shaped" to some degree (eg adjusting the Filter Frequency control/detune of VCO 2). The left panel is always "live". There is a video on YouTube of me (KKGB/Doug McKendrick) playing an earlier OB-SX. You can hear some of the fat (phat) sounds and some rubbish playing at the same time. Lucky you! Hit YouTube and simply enter "OB-SX"......."

The only one I found with "McKendrick" is the following from Sue McKendrick on the previous grey faced model.

OB-SX 1970's demo Klassickeys GB

video upload by Sue McKendrick

The following are a few demos of a blue striped model from Pete Moulton that I found, including a run through the presets:
"Introduction to the OB-SX, a very underated synth that is a hybrid between the OB-X and OB-Xa. The OB-SX shares the voice architecture of the OB-X, but uses the discreet CEM chips later found on the OB-Xa. The OB-SX first appeared in 1980 as a preset/variable version of the OB-X.

A short demo demo of the brass sounds from A1, B1 and C1, using the variable controls. If the sounds in your OB-SX are different to mine, you could have a rare machine, as OB-X users could send in a tape of their favourite sounds to be burned into the OB-SX EPROMs. Also mine will have slightly different tunnings and voice calibrations to yours."

Playlist: 1. Oberheim OB-SX Part 1 (description above)
2. Oberheim OB-SX Part 2
Using only the A1 Brass Ensemble program as a starting point and the 7 variable controls on the front panel, a variety of sounds can be coaxed out of the OB-SX with considerable ease. The OB-SX might be your best bet it you cannot get your hands on an OB-Xa or OB-X. SHOW LESS
3. Oberheim OB-SX Bank A Sounds
"Here I demo the 8 sounds from Bank A on the OB-SX.

A1 - Brass Ensemble
A2 - Clavinet
A3 - Low Strings
A4 - Electric Piano
A5 - Percussive Organ
A6 - Flutes
A7 - Harpsichord
A8 - Lead Sync

There may only be 7 controls on this "Poor man's OB-Xa" but you can tweak out some great sounds as this video demonstrates:

LFO Rate
Osc 2 Detune
Filter Freq
Amp & Filter Attack
Filter Decay
Amp Release

Apologies for the sound quality as I was using the mics on the video camera"
4. Oberheim OB-SX Bank B Sounds
Demo of the 8 sounds from Bank B on the OB-SX.

B1 - Classic Horns
B2 - Celeste
B3 - High Strings
B4 - Brass In 5ths
B5 - Pipe Organ
B6 - OB-SX Choir
B7 - Harp
B8 - Calliope
5. Oberheim OB-SX Bank C Sounds
Demo of the 8 sounds from Bank C on the OB-SX.

C1 - Trumpets
C2 - Pop Organ
C3 - Slow Strings
C4 - Resonance Sweep
C5 - Combo Organ
C6 - SX-6
C7 - SX-7
C8 - SX-8

Roland SH-1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Red Roland SH-101 SN 320724 w/ Mod Grip & Gig Bag

via this auction

Original ARP Odyssey MKIII SN 2823 1263

video upload by Ez Mojo

The VCA gain slider on the top right is likely why he's hearing the note sustain. That is actually by design on an ARP Odyssey. You want to use the envelope slider directly below it to have the envelopes control the amp.

via this auction

🧚 Fairy Fountain | The Legend of Zelda | Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Sworn64

"🧚 This is a classic video game song from The Legend of Zelda series with tons of nostalgia. Please enjoy this modular synthesizer version of the song.

I initially made this as a way to learn more about working with chords on the Audiophile Circuits League Sinfonion module. This song has lots of chord changes, so I thought it was a great choice.

Patch Notes:
✨Main Synth Voice: Mutable Instruments Plaits - Ripples - Beads - AJH Synth Next Phase
✨Secondary Synth Voice: Black Corporation Deckard’s Voice
✨Bass Synth Voice: Noise Engineering BIA & Moog Subharmonicon - Music Thing Modular Mini Drive
✨Lead Synth Voice: Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas - System 80 860 & QuBit Surface
✨Chord Voice: QuBit Chord - Intellijel Polaris Controlled by ACL Sinfonion
✨Drums: System 80 880 & Moog DFAM
✨Water Samples: 4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler : WMD Overseer
✨Granular FX: Instruo Arbhar processing Deckard’s Voice
✨White Noise FX: Steady State Fate Quantum Rainbow - Make Noise Q-Pas
✨Performance Controls: Polyend Preset, Doepfer A-174-4 3D Joystick, Emblematic Systems Catalyst Flow, Michigan Synth Works F8R
✨Performance Effects: Strymon Magneto, Happy Nerding FX Aid XL, WMD Overseer
✨Sequencer: Winter Modular Eloquencer
✨Mixed through the WMD Performance Mixer with Halls of Valhalla Reverb on the Tiptip Audio Z-DSP & Make Noise Mimeophon."

Patch of the Week 139: Aquatic Ambience – Donkey Kong Country 1 on wavestate

video upload by

"Video game music producer David Wise reveals his process for creating "Aquatic Ambience" for Donkey Kong Country using the wavestate."

via @David_Wise:
"In the early 90's I shamelessly borrowed the idea of wave-sequencing from the Korg Wavestation & used it for #DonkeyKong #Country OST on the #SNES. Here I am re-creating #Aquatic #Ambiance on their latest #Wavestate"

Instruō - Tágh Overview

video upload by Instruō

"Instruō - tágh
Now available!!!
Limited Edition production run.

Sample and Hold circuits have been a central building block to modular systems since the very beginning and for good reason. tágh incorporates all the essentials you’d expect from a sample and hold module with some added touches.

An internal analogue noise source is normalised to the sample input, this can be internally clocked, scaled, slewed and rectified for a stand alone source of tamed random modulation.

Width: 14HP
Depth: 27mm

+12V: 50mA
–12V: 70mA

Sample & Hold
Hold & Track (control inverted T&H)
Analogue noise source
Internal clock
Attenuator and optional full-wave rectifier on input signal
Slew on output signal"

Rhythmo Beatbox - The midi controller you build out of cardboard

video upload by Rhythmo

"I assemble and test the Rhythmo Beatbox, a DIY midi controller with a cardboard body."

See the Rhythmo label below for more.

Tanzbar 2 jam

video upload by Cave Way

"Random #tanzbar 2 Sunday night jam."

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