MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Buchla System Live Performance

video upload by Jeanie

"Performance setup : Buchla 200e"

Smaller on the Inside! Music Studio Rebuild: A Look at My Latest Setup - Synths, Doctor Who, & More!

video upload by Robert Saint John

"It's my Holiday Special! I have some significant changes coming in the new year, so it was a good time to completely reorganize my studio office. This video is for you if:

- You like gear videos with lots of self-indulgent talking and no music
- You love Doctor Who and sci-fi toys as much as synthesizers, if not more
- You're curious about what gear I have other than my JUPITERs
- You want to see how *not* to acoustically treat a music studio
- You like to count how many times I say 'Ummm...'

Happy Holidays from this studio to yours, and may all of us have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2022! ~Robert"

Fred's Lab TÖÖRÖ Polysynth w/ Carry Case

via this auction

"Fred's Lab TÖÖRÖ 6-voice, 4-part polysynth. Tiny, but lots of features for the size. It's basically 12-bit, so somewhat lo-fi, 90s sounding.

Completely like-new condition, and comes with the custom carrying case. Original owner (bought direct from the maker during their kickstarter)."

Access Virus TI2 Polar White 37-Key Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Access Virus TI2 Polar synthesizer takes the revered Virus TI to the next level, boasting 25% more calculating power, a more robust onboard effects section, a lighter weight, and a completely redesigned housing. At the heart of the Virus TI2 Polar is the new OS3 which comes with new effects - Frequency Shifter, Tape Delay, new Distortions, and Character. What's more, it now includes the enhanced Virus Control 3.0 plug-in, giving you even deeper control of the synthesizer and your many presets. Already a known Ferrari of a synth, expect even more from the Access Virus TI2 Polar."

Patch of the Week 140: Filter Effect parts from Stickerbush Symphony – Donkey Kong Country 2

video upload by Korg

"Using the wavestate, video game music producer David Wise walks us through the filter effect techniques he used to create 'Stickerbush Symphony' from Donkey Kong Country 2."

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

#33 for Fender Rhodes, Mellotrons, Moog Voyager, Arp 2600, Hammond Organ and Nord Electro 3

video upload by R. Reger

"Original piece for (mostly) analogue keyboards."

Selected Tracks From Synthesizers Demos Vol​.​13

video upload by Nacho Marty Meyer

"high-quality (WAV 24 bit 44.100 Hz) download:

00:00 01. Ensoniq Mirage DMS-1 - Dancing In My Friends Garage
11:21 03. MFB-NANOZWERG - How Can You Be A Retro Gamer
15:07 04. MFB-NANOZWERG - Busted
17:12 05. MFB-NANOZWERG - Worm Game
19:13 06. MFB-NANOZWERG - Reflections At Dawn
22:53 07. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - все вместе
26:19 08. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - мы победим
28:38 09. Clavia Nord Rack 2 - потерян в городе
30:58 10. Ensoniq ESQ​-​M & Volt ESQ PG - VHS Archives
36:39 11. Casio CZ-5000 - INTRO 5000
37:27 12. Casio CZ-5000 - CZ-FUNK
40:17 13. Casio CZ-5000 - Checking Old Magazines
42:18 14. Casio CZ-5000 - In The Elevator
43:03 15. Casio CZ-5000 - Lurking Around
45:13 16. BONUS 6 - Korg EX-800 - OUTTAKES
55:35 17. BONUS 7 - Yamaha TG33 - OUTTAKES"

Novation 2021 - Holiday Special // Novation Live

video upload by NovationTV

"Join us for the Novation 2021 Holiday Special live stream. -CALC- is joined by fellow Novation product specialists Enrique Martinez, Ehsan Gelsi and Alex Godfrey for an all-star festive fireside chat with a 2021 round-up of all things Novation and electronic music production. Expect some dodgy festive jumpers and the odd virtual gift-giving so bring your own drinks and nibbles, sit back and enjoy."

Yamaha DX200 SN HK01272 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Buchla Format 1979 Modal Synthesis Voice Module

via this auction

You can find a demo of one by Todd Barton here.

"Based on Elements by Mutable Instruments, the MSV uses advanced digital signal processing to simulate an abstracted physical object which can be treated like a percussive, bowed, and wind instrument simultaneously. The three outputs of this process are mixed together and routed through a resonant filter bank that simulates various physical phenomena such as vibrating metal plates, strings, and membranes. The results range from familiar Buchlidian percussive tones to wild inharmonic dissonance, polished off with an internal digital reverb/spatializer."

Make Noise TELHARMONIC Eurorack Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

Primeiros Patches no Sintetizador Behringer 2600

video upload by Marcus Padrini

"O Behringer 2600 é a recriação de um clássico! Trata-se do ARP 2600 em versão mais compacta, no formato rack/desktop, com a adição de alguns recursos e leds no painel. É um synth analógico semi modular incrível, com milhares de possibilidades sonoras!

Neste vídeo, exemplos dos meus primeiros patches com o Behringer 2600. Review estará disponível em breve!"


"The Behringer 2600 is a re-creation of a classic! It's the ARP 2600 in a more compact version, in rack/desktop format, with the addition of some features and panel LEDs. It's an amazing semi-modular analog synth, with thousands of sonic possibilities!

In this video, examples of my first patches with the Behringer 2600. Review will be available soon!"

Instruo Lúbadh Krell Remix

video upload by Todd Barton

"Still getting to know the Instruō Lúbadh. Two separate old Krell recordings, one for each deck controlled by the Malekko JAG to Start and Length on each deck.
My Patreon:"

SOUNDMIT 2021 - ALIAS ZONE / Chris Meyer - Live - #soundmitlive #learningmodular #aliaszone

video upload by SOUNDMIT

"In 2020 Chris brought to the Soundmit a masterclass on modular synthesizers (which you can review here [posted here]), this year instead he sent us a live with his moniker ALIAS ZONE which has literally fascinated us!"

Noise Engineering Summer 2017 #8 | Live Modular Synth Jam

video upload by Noise Engineering

"The last jam from a summer long ago.

Gear List

- Basimilus Iteritas (x2)
- Cursus Iteritas (x2)
- Manis Iteritas (x2)
- Pons Asinorum (Prototype)
- Mutable Clouds
- Lapsus Os (Prototype)
- Mimetic Digitalis (Prototype)
- Solo Vereo (Prototype)
- The Mullet
- Tip Top Circadian Rhythms
- Clepsidra Diazoma (Clep Diaz prototype)
- Make Noise LxD
- 2HP freez
- WMD/SSF Pole Zero
- Bastl ABC"

Moffenzeef The Runner (for dummies)

video upload by Møffenzeef Mødular

"The Runner is a drone synthesizer made in collaboration with Boy Harsher. This demo is for people with no technical background."


KORG TRITON STUDIO 88 WORKSTATION/SAMPLER - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Nord Wave 2 Filter | No Talking

video upload by Rustboy

"Two PWM layers with cathedral reverb and delay.
LP12 Filter.
No external effects.

A-C-D-G sequence with A-F-G bass."

xx Calder Plays Theremin | Dorit Chrysler

video upload by The Museum of Modern Art

Calder Plays Theremin | Behind the Scenes
video upload by Moog Music Inc

"We invite you to take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Calder Plays Theremin," directed by filmmaker Michael Tyburski, featuring an original sound piece by composer and sound artist Dorit Chrysler.

In a new piece filmed at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Berlin-based thereminist (and our dear friend) Dorit Chrysler brings a collection of electronic instruments together with sculptures on display in the museum’s 'Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start' exhibition for a novel experiment in sound and motion.

'Calder Plays Theremin' pays homage to both inventor Leon Theremin, whose eponymous invention has inspired generations of musicians and musical instrument creators, and sculptor Alexander Calder, who reimagined the art of sculpture as “an experiment in space and motion, upending centuries-old notions that sculpture should be static, grounded, and dense by making artworks that often move freely and interact with their surroundings,” according to MoMA. In this piece, Calder’s sculptures control the sound of each theremin, making for a truly unique and magical composition among these objects, personified as artists for the occasion. 'To hear a theremin trigger the Moog Model 15 synthesizer in the Sculpture Garden—priceless. The sound of a Calder mobile element rubbing against the antenna of a theremin producing microtonal sound in slight movement—breathtaking.' -composer and thereminist Dorit Chrysler

Visit to read our complete interview with Dorit, where she shares what inspired her to develop the concept for this piece."

Update: Also see


video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thank you all so much for watching my performance!
Date: December 14th, 2021
Location: B54 at Berklee College Of Music, EPD Labs
(Electronic Production and Design)

This show was my showcase as part of my EP-491's final project for my major. Aside from finishing a 5-track EP in a semester, I also was preparing this set for a very long time along with all the music. I decided to pull in a few songs from my previous EP: Experimental EP, Vol. 01, to spice up the performance a bit. The songs included were: Conformity, as the first song after the modular-only section; Time, which was the song at the end of the set with the QR code to my social media links. Everything else was songs from the past 4 months.

All the visuals were edited beat by beat, a song by song in Adobe Premiere Pro, and then rendered and then put into an Ableton Session to be played in a specific earlier-defined order.

I divided the show into 2 sections: Ambient Experimental, and Glitch Experimental.

The first part included rhythm-free elements only and primarily played on various modular synths, up until the 13th minute, where modular synths were supporting all the songs played in order.

The second part included various drum elements, as well as glitch music and frequency spectrum bending polyrhythms.

In terms of gear used, I used my Zoom L-12 Multitrack Mixer, to record all of the individual inputs directly into Ableton. Ableton had different effects in the effects chain of each track depending on what was necessary for each one.

For all the weird clock-driven, laser-sounding fast atonal sounds, I used the CMS MR-15 Modular System based off of the ARP 2500. For some chords and mild sawtooth progressions, I used the Blue Marvin 2600, which is based on the ARP 2600 with built-in Spring Reverb. The Blue Marvin was sequenced by one of my Qu-Bit Bloom Sequencers running in the minor key.
The master clock for everything was the ALM Pamela's New Workout, and it was clocking the CMS, Blue Marvin, 2x Qu-Bit Bloom, Qu-Bit Chance, Moog Subharmonicon (which was doing all the background pads), and Mutable Instruments Rings.
There were various other sequenced sounds, including Mutable Instruments Plaits as a 32-step arpeggio in minor, as well as Mutable Instruments Rings, going through Clouds as a textured effect.
Cwejman VCO-2RM was running through Qu-Bit Tone's LPF, and directly out as a very low analog sub.
The E340 Cloud Generator was my analog Wavetable synth, which I played directly on the Arturia Keystep MIDI-Controller, by sending it pitch information only, and running it through MI Ripples, and out.
The Instruo Arbhar was running in stereo mode, and that one was doing all of the tapping and scratching noises in left and right channels. It has a built-in condenser mic, so I was tapping it on the spot to fill up some space in transitions for some ASMR effects haha.
That's pretty much it in terms of gear used.
If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to ask in the comments. I will happily answer.

Again a huge thank you to Wiggz for doing some cool action shots while I was playing.
This is his YouTube channel:

And thank you to Dr.B for being an amazing professor, and leading me through the last stretch of my EPD Journey, as well as opening new doors for me for the future.
Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

Wing Pinger Third Moves

video upload by Todd Barton

"Continuing to feel out this instrument. Next I'll be exploring self-patching and also sending triggers and CV out to other instruments. Meanwhile...enjoy!


TEIA Synthesizers | VastWave Complex Oscillator

video upload by DANIELE

"VastWave by TEIA Synthesizers is a complex analog oscillator and LFO with advanced waveshaping capabilities!"

See this post for additional details.

New Loops releases "NOIZE (WAV/DUNE Presets)"

New Loops has released NOIZE (WAV/DUNE Presets), a collection of noise textures and sound effects designed for use with samplers and synthesisers.

Here's what they say:

Add character and texture to your drums, or dynamic depth to synths and pads. You'll find many useful noise samples including, vinyl crackle, synth noise, digital noise and glitches, real-world ambiences, gravel sounds, water sounds, rumbling sounds, harsh noise, and much more. NOIZE features 150 noise sounds in 5 categories, including: 55 Atonal noises, 57 Tonal noises, 18 Real noises, 10 Synth noises, and 10 Vinyl noises. Each noise sample is can be looped and is perfect for use in software like Cableguys Noiseshaper (heard in the audio demos), or Devious Machine's Texture, or any software that loads user noise files and samples.

We've tested these noise textures in the following synths: Xfer Serum, UVI Falcon, Synapse Audio Dune 3, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Arturia Pigments, Kilohearts Phase Plant, Vital Audio Vital, Native Instrument Massive X, Kontakt, and Sonic Academy Ana. You can, of course, use these sounds in any app that uses WAV files.

Bonus Dune 3 Presets
In addition to the 150 WAV files, there's also 150 presets for Dune 3 using the WAV playback feature. Intro Price: £10.99 until January 10, 2021 (Reg. £14.99). Free demo presets are available to download from"

Dreadbox Nymphes // First Impressions

video upload by Jorb

"This ended up longer than I expected, but I appreciate how natural it feels for to sit down without an outline for a first impressions, just let me train of thought dictate the episode. So in service of that, I didn't cut out as much as I normally would have.

Really, this is giving me the idea of a bunch of modules with the MPC, no keyboard, go against what I'm used to.

Chapters are hard for this one, just sort of went where my brain went, but we do what we can for the subs ;

0:00 Intro
2:42 Brief look at competing options
5:44 How's the filter sound?
6:45 Is the menu diving as bad as people think?
9:23 Can it handle varied sound design?
14:25 Let's chat about the reverb
18:05 Lets talk about modulation
21:29 Waveshapes into more modulation complaints
24:20 Extra envelope trick (different from LooPop I promise)
27:52 TiNy JuNo?
28:53 Demos with Stereo Chorus (wish I used less wacky patches)
32:04 Conclusions begin"

Wavetables + Waldof: The Untold Story

video upload by Miguel d'Oliveira

"Wavetable synthesis + history + examples + quirks on my favourite synth, the MicrowaveXT + other time wasters"

Moog Matriarch Dark Demo | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

0:00 Intro
0:10 DKS Lead 1
2:27 DKS Para/Duo Pad
3:52 DKS Hero LFO
5:24 DKS Lead Rich
6:42 DKS Soft Sync
7:54 DKS Arp Theme
10:40 DKS Brassy Lead
12:20 DKS Evocative Lead

Plogue ChipSynth OPS7 - Bit for Bit DX7 emulation - Sonic LAB Review

video upload by sonicstate

"The Plogue Chipsynth OPS7 - is a bit level copy of the original DX-7 - warts and all. They are really into digital accuracy and emulation as with the others in the ChipSynth range. They've included the bugs, the envelope stepping and operator maths, as well as the insane compander and filtering.

We know there's a certain something about an original DX-7 and Owen Palmer is a man who appreciates such detail, so he's having a look at this new plug-in for us."

See this post for additional details.

Some cool Lexicon PCM41 demos w/ a Roland Juno-60

video upload by SynthMania

"Roland Juno-60 through the classic digital delay processor from the early 1980s, the Lexicon PCM41.

0:00 Opening Titles
0:10 Ambience
0:43 Classic Flange
1:39 Cylon Voice
2:05 Double Tracking
3:11 Echo
4:02 Talking Flange
4:43 Vibrato
5:16 Ending Titles"

Jeannie & Volca in Love

video upload by Rolf Degen

"Teensy polyphonic DIY Synthesizer"

Additional Jeannie posts

Voyetra OP-4001 Intelligent PC/MIDI Interface Manual Guide

via this auction

Rojo Music Machines - 288r Time Domain Processor

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings, also on eBay

You can find demos of the 288r in previous posts here. Note there is also a 288v by Mark Verbos. The r in 288r is for Roman Filippov of Sputnik and Black Corporation.

"Module is essentially brand new and has only been played twice.

Time Domain Processor

24bit/196KHz sound quality (switchable to 12bit "vintage" mode)
up to 40 seconds of looping buffer (switchable to original short loop timings)
both timing and phase/mixing presets are set up by trimmers and dip-switches on a back of a module, no need to wire or change resistors"

BUCHLA LEM 3 Module Powered Boat

via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb
"This listing is for just the powered boat that houses and powers 3 Buchla 200E modules (or more half modules). The modules are sold separately. Please note the panel on the back with the 2 jacks has since been removed as it’s part of the polyphonic tuner module that we sold separately, so there’s now an empty hole in that space where the yellow X is in the photos. Tested and working fine."

BUCHLA 292H Dynamics Manager Model & 281H Dual Function Generator

292H via this auction


via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

Vintage 1979-1980 Yamaha SK-20 Symphonic Ensemble Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage 1979-1980 Yamaha SK-20 Symphonic Ensemble Analog Synth in Excellent Condition!

This synth is old school cool.

Highly sought after in this condition.

Turned it on and tested it, outputs glorious strings, organ, and poly synths.

Offers the player the ability to use different sounds in different registers simultaneously, hence the Symphonic Ensemble name.

Even has different outputs so you can send each of the poly synth, organ, and mixed signals out to different amps/speakers!

Or route the three outputs into three separate channels of your recording rig for increased control of your panning and mix levels.

Has foot control capability to wax and wane strings with a volume pedal while keeping the mixed volume separate.

1/4” Headphone out jack for quiet practicing.

Sustain foot switch capability.

Can also output to a cabinet via the EXT ToneCabinet output.

There are signs of light use. This SK-20 has aged very nicely."

E-mu Systems Emax SN 38170687 w/ Extras

video upload by PlethoraTone

via this auction

"Our Emax was upgraded to the SE option a year or two after initial purchase on 11/19/87 (this is according to my handwritten notes on the original factory manual), and the amazing Craig Anderton-authored manual is for the original Model 1000 Emax that is now called an Emax 1. Our original factory 10 disk sample floppy set is augmented with the SE upgrade three disk set. Then, there are 100+ additional floppies with all sorts of extra sample libraries, too.

As the photos and demo video shows, our Emax is in incredible original condition - especially considering other Emaxes that are shown by folks. Mine has never been toured and has only known studio life in a loving, caring, safe environment - just like all of our instruments at PlethoraTone. There really are only a couple of case finish scratches from over the decades, but the factory labeling and pastel buttons are all exactly as shown - totally excellent! Of the small slider buttons, one cap looks slightly different from the other, and while the Emax's display is completely legible there's now just a little bit of LCD backlighting remaining - all detailed in the photos.

In the 90s I had the 3.5" floppy drive replaced, and Pat at Seattle’s Bozotronics did the repair and bezel substitution that have worked 100% ever since. I can't remember why, but while the replacement drive is totally compatible with data, the disk access LED always stays on, and always has. Shortly afterward, I vaguely remember purchasing the pictured "replacement replacement" Canon MD351 floppy drive, but this spare drive has never been used. Also, there's yet another floppy drive that was marked defective in the storage box, and perhaps this is our original? Anyway, all of these plus an IEC power cord will be sent to the new owners (if they like - if not, I'll rebate some of the shipping if there's only a single box sent in total).

I cannot remember ever having any additional work performed because our Emax has always worked beautifully!"

Roland CR-8000 SN 214561 w/ Original Manual & Dust Cover

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-10 SN 8036 w/ Original Manual & Case

via this auction

Speed King (Deep Purple Cover) - Nord Drum 3P, Arturia MiniV + Juno (Ableton Live Performance)

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"- 𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓲𝓷𝓪𝓵 𝓼𝓸𝓷𝓰 𝓫𝔂 𝓓𝓮𝓮𝓹 𝓟𝓾𝓻𝓹𝓵𝓮

🎸 In this instrumental series I'm playing some classics of Rock/Pop music history from the 60s and 70s in some alienated electronic version. For this video I was using the Nord Drum 3P, the Arturia V Collection (MiniV + Juno) as well as the KMI Softstep. The whole set is controlled via Ableton Live.

The Drumbeat is factory preset B30 of the Nord Drum 3P, the Bass is some 3 oscillator sound with the Arturia MiniV and the organ is made with the Arturia Juno plugin.

For mixing I just used some gentle EQ and Compression (mostly FabFilter) and also some Soundtoys effects like Decapitator and Echoboy."

Door #16: Jingle Bells - Synthmas '21

video upload by Synthfluencer

"Ho-Ho-Ho! This is Synthmas '21, the virtual calendar presenting a Christmas carol played by synthesizers - every day from 1st to 24th of December.

The song:
This well known winter's song was made by american composer James Lord Pierpont around 1850. The song is actually about a horse sleigh race and has no context to Christmas.

The gear:
Before technology made digital multi track recording available there was tape recording. And before polyphonic synthesizers where were mono synths. In this arrangement I walk on the paths of history doing a multi track recording track by track on a loop station. All sounds come from the Yamaha CS-5 mono synthesizer. The challenge of multi track recording is timing. The loop station BOSS RC-202 represents state of the art technology that helps to synchronize the tracks. I can imagine how much work it was to record albums like "Switched on Bach" by Wendy Carlos when everything had to be done by hand and ear.

PS Sorry for the bad video quality

Trailer material: (image @seurafrancis99, video @cottonbro)"

AS1 DMatter

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist


video upload by studio snippets


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

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