MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 20, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

POLYKIT-6 - New DIY Digital Controlled Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

video upload by Polykit

"Over the last year I built this digitally controlled polyphonic synthesizer. All schematics and PCBs I created myself (except of the chorus). It was harder than I thought to finish this project but I learned how to layout PCBs and a lot about vintage synthesizers.

Specs are:
- 6 voice polyphonic analog DCO based on Juno 106
- Sawtooth and pulse
- PWM control (manual, LFO)
- MIDI input
- CEM3350/AS3350 state variable filter
- Lowpass and bandpass output
- Frequency cutoff controlled by ADSR and LFO
- Resonance control (manual, LFO)
- 2x ADSR based on CEM3310/AS3310 (SVF, VCA)
- Juno 60 chorus clone

All schematics and PCB layouts can be found on

Attention! This not for beginnners in electronics nor a finished product."

Deckard's Voice and Surface S&H jam

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Improvisation using The Mosaic Quantizer as an arpeggiator into the Qu-Bit Surface while grabbing a note via the DivKid RND Step Sample & Hold module and pumping that into the Deckard's Voice. Meanwhile I brought a sequence into the Ona oscillator running through the Grit filter supported by Pico Drums and Noise Plethora through a Percall run by the 6quencer."

M8 Tracker 2.5.0 Beta Features Walkthrough

video upload by Dirtywave

"Going over all the new features and changes in version 2.5.0."

Wiard 300 Series System

via this auction

"311c Dual JAG Controller, Dual Borg, Dual Envelator, Classic VCO, & Sequantizer new from Cary Grace. The other modules were bought used & refitted to Bantam jacks by Graham Hinton. No rack-mounting bracket included, but Cary Grace does offer these now though through the Wiard website. No issues with anything, its a gorgeous looking & sounding system... This is a TT Bantam jack System consisting of:
-311c dual JAG controller
-Classic VCO
-Waveform City
-Dual Mixolator
-Dual Envelator
-Dual Borg Filter
-Dual Wogglebug
-Hinton Full Power 2 PSU
-2 (1U 19”) rack ventilation strips (for psu)
-Hinton (1U 19”) jack converter (10x 1/4”, 1/8”, TT Bantam) which also has CV expansion jacks & switches connecting to the 311c Controller.
-55-60 molded Rean TT Bantam cables of various lengths & colors"

Moog Multimoog - Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been fully serviced and with some restoration. It is ready to be played and needs nothing!"

Korg Lambda ES-50 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 232684

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The Korg Lambda, an unsung hero in the analog synth world. A lovely pad string machine and more, lush ensemble sound with a touch of percussion bell-like tones.

Shows normal wear and tear, AC plugged has been replaced and is missing the cord wrap mounts on the rear panel (does not affect the functionality of the synth). Definitely one of the cleaner examples we've seen come through our shop."

Korg Mono/Poly SN 373456

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"A true classic of the late pre-MIDI era, the Korg Mono/Poly is a four oscillator monster, which can be used in a variety of voice modes. The spec on paper for the Mono/Poly is pretty amazing: four oscillators, two LFOs, two ADSRs, poly, unison, and chord memory modes, arpeggiator, and the tremendous cross modulation and frequency modulation section. The sound is rich, detailed, and expressive. This synth is a total monster and is in perfect working condition.

Cosmetically the graphics and paint are sharp and clean with nothing out of the ordinary, wood sides show average wear and tear."

Yamaha CS-5 Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Classic mono synth perfectly capable of many sounds, the CS-5 is a single-oscillator monophonic analog synthesizer with classic filter, envelope and modulation controls. It features 37 full-sized keys, a multi-mode 12 dB/Oct resonant filter, an LFO with sample and hold, and an external audio input you can route through the VCF or VCA sections.

Tested in fantastic working condition, showing average wear and tear. All switches and knobs work as expected."

Moog Sirin Analog Messenger of Joy SN 671 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Moog Little Phatty Monophonic Analog Synth SN 02358

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Waldorf Quantum Live Tweaking Demo - No Talking

video upload by SMV Producer

"Waldorf Quantum Live Tweaking Demo - No Talking
Here is the Quantum in split mode with two different sequences. This patch shows how the Quantum can sound digital and fat at the same time. No external FX and everything was recorded live.

Sound banks for Arturia Matrixbrute, Waldorf Quantum/Iridium and Moog One are available for purchase at:

Sci-Fi sounds From Tabula Rasa wavetable oscillator

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"Tabula Rasa wave table oscillator Frequency Modulates an analog VCO. Add FX including Qu-Bit Data Bender. … enjoy."

$300 Worth of 8Dio Add-on Sample Packs for Sequential Prophet X Users

via @sequentialLLC

"Attention Prophet X users! Contact 8Dio with your proof of purchase between 11/1 and 12/31 to get $300 worth of official add-on sample packs! Offer valid through December 31st."

KORG Modwave | Opsix | RK100S 2 | Merry Christmas for All Synth Lovers

video upload by Artur Sekura

"White Christmas

Merry Christmas for All Synth Lovers
KORG Modwave, Opsix, RK 100S 2"

Pro 3 Tutorial: Herbie Hancock's Gentle Thoughts Walkthrough

video upload by Synthetic World 859

"How to use the Sequential Pro 3 to recreate Herbie Hancock's Gentle Thoughts from his 1978 album "Secrets." I recorded this version of the track myself."

Bastl Softpop 2: The Jazziest Little Radical Synth Is Coming SOON

video upload by Bastl Instruments

"The long wait is almost over. Softpop 2 the radical, friendly, the jazziest little bass synth is coming soon."

That was quick!

1987 Kawai R-50 "The Right Stuff" Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

"Kawai R-50 drum machine "The Right Stuff" full page colour advertisement from page 81 in the December 1987 issue of Keyboard Magazine."

Tokyo Spicy Handroll - Live Jam in Hirajoshi D Pentatonic

video upload by SynthAddict

"Live hardware jam with Tenori-on (Taiko drum samples), Aodyo Anyma Phi (string model) with Doctor A FX, controlled by TheoryBoard and Yamaha MCS2.
Created for the Hardware Jams weekly challenge - food and music."

Broadway, San Francisco (drive with original music)

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A drive along San Francisco's Broadway, from the Embarcadero to the Presidio. Along the way, we pass through SF's red-light district, Chinatown, the Robert C Levy "Broadway" Tunnel, Russian Hill and Pacific Heights. An original soundtrack mixes modern synthesizers with 1970s style music and production.

Drums by G Calvin Weston at

All other parts by Amanda Chaudhary using:
Crank Strugeon Pocket Gamelan
Strymon StarLab reverb module
Behringer CAT synthesizer
Arturia Modular V
Korg modwave
Arturia B3 V
Arturia Wurli V
EastWest Fab Four (Bass), Bösendorfer Piano, and Hollywood Brass

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video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"heres a machine i built to please the 90's dancing santa toy gods
LMNC synth christmas album like the one at the start of the vid available here :-"

Arturia SQ80V "Wave Mechanics" Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

"Introducing Arturia SQ80V Sound Bank "Wave mechanics"


SQ80 V is Ensoniq’s classic ‘80s Cross-Wave synth reborn, weaving hybrid lo-fi character, complex industrial textures, and thousands of unique waveform combinations into a quick-fire softsynth enhanced for modern production.

Wide range of sounds & atmospheres will inspire your creativity & complete your tracks in any electronic genre and soundtrack music.

Made by member, Alexander Kav aka. Nucleus from Saint Petersburg."

Cinematic Synthesizer - Korg King Korg (2013) "Orbit Arrival"

video upload by LFOstore

"In this series of videos we will show cinematic side of our synth collection and our custom sounds for synthesizers.

In this video we are showing "CS-80 Brass Preset" for King Korg.
You can feel how deep & authentic this machine can sound.

King Korg Sounds:


Hardcore Krell with the DB-01

video upload by Richard DeHove

"When I explained to a friend that I was doing a Krell patch on the DB-01 they summed it up as: "Blips and bloops with added bass and distortion". That sort of hurt but actually seems quite accurate. The nature of a Krell patch is absolutely blips and bloops. At least using a DB-01 you avoid the next level of modular insult which is 'a $10,000 fart machine'.

On a more positive note, this little project does highlight that the Erica Synths DB-01 is a very fast and capable generative machine and an able sequencer.
(No other effects or processing of the sound other than what you see.)

0:00 Krell blather
0:37 Patch setup
2:30 Bass starter
2:48 Lead starter
4:14 Random but not krell
5:45 Random playback
6:32 Envelopes via LFOs
8:13 Krell time
10:41 No effects
10:55 Pause to sparsify
13:00 Lead VCA tweaks
14:00 More pitch control
17:37 Krellish
18:00 External CV crazytime

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

VCV Rack 2 - Review by MATTHS for Sonic LAB

video upload by sonicstate

"@MATTHS aka Matt Hodson is a modular specialist, he performs and creates using a physical modular system, so we were delighted to have him agree to take a look at VCV Rack V2. This is just out and is a comprehensive software modular synthesis system with 100s of free modules as well as many many more specialist and well known branded modules available via the store.

#soniclab #vcvrack2 #matths

00:00 Intro
01:26 VCVRACK Plug-in setup (Bitwig)
04:45 How does it sound?
06:33 Polyphony
08:50 Loading module combinatiions
11:50 Adding VST FX
12:50 Navigation
14:40 Modules browsing and adding
19:25 FX processing mode
21:30 Drums device
28:55 Automation and MIDI CC
31:05 Conclusion

Exclusive extra content on Patreon"

Instruo in VCV 2 - Overview and patch examples

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
02:08 - Neoni
05:12 - Patch 1
07:36 - Patch 2
11:16 - Patch 3

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 -

Deckard's Dream DIY Build 10 - Voice card capacitors

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"The voice cards are coming along nicely now. I've added all the regular capacitors to all 8 voice cards. Next up will be the IC holders."

ECHOLETTE NG51 test after repair with Electronika EM-25

video upload by Alexey Taber

F-Zero - Big Blue on Moog Sub 37

video upload by Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of 'Big Blue' by Naoto Ishida from F-Zero (© 1990 Nintendo) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro X drums."

Korg VC-10 Vocoder SN 160449

via this auction

"Serviced: Brand new microphone, noise calibrated. 115V version, possibility to add an adapter."

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim OB-12 Z-domain Polyphonic Synth

via this auction

Video in the listing previously posted here.

"Oberheim Z-domain, analog-emulation synthesizer. Recreates and emulates the classic sounds and tone of the original Oberheim analog filters. The OB-12 is a 12 voice synth with 4-part physical modeling synthesis. Real-time control knobs (22), sliders (24), and buttons (33) with a traditional layout give you fast hands-on access and control of most parameters.

Fully functional with no issues. LCD in perfect shape. A number of scratches in the blue finish and the wood end panels (see pictures). Three knobs have been replaced with near identical types (white line on the knob instead of light grey line (see pictures). Power cord and printed manual included (non-original)."

Serge Hybrid w/ Pelican Case

via this auction

"I love these panels, they have been a complete joy for me to use. The paperface are from Skyler and prism circuits. He’s been incredible to deal with and a real stand up guy. One is the Canvas system inspired by buchla. The other is a custom CV based panel I ordered from him.

It all comes in a pelican 1610 case. I’m also going to include a Lowgain format changer, bananas, and the ripcords that I bought so can use the case anywhere. Let me know if you got any questions or want more pictures. Splitting up isn’t ideal for me, but I would certainly consider it Thank you for taking a look!"

Sherman Filterbank 2 Analog Dual Filter and Distortion Processor w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This is the latest and optimal revision of the Filterbank 2 and you can differentiate them by the additional print underneath the 2 that explains the newly added Noise and Feedback Circuit

This instrument is essentially a desktop analog synthesizer but without oscillators meant to feed any oscillators or other sound sources through it although the filters also self oscillate so technically it does have oscillators

These instruments sound amazing"

12.19.21 Synton Fénix - Digital Noise into Phaser and Lowpass Filter

video upload by batchas

"The Digital Noise output goes into the Phaser modulated by an LFO and into the LPF (VCF4). The LPF is a bit opened, so it lets a bit of signal through and is also opened/closed via an envelope.
No external effect, no EQ or else. Direct out from Fénix."

12 19 21 Synton Fénix - Digital noise in the patch

Door #20: O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) - 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 song was first mentioned around 1550. In the first place a tragic love song, it describes the ever-green and steady fir tree as the opposite to a unsteady philandering lover. In late 19th Century verses were changed and made this one of the most famous German Christmas Carols.

The gear:
I play the lead voice by hand using the Yamaha CS-80 and the Kawai Synthesizer 100F. Both built in the late seventees, these mono synths formed together with a Moog Prodigy, ARP-2600 and Roland Jupiter-4 the basic setup of Depeche Mode's Speak & Spell era. The Kawai 100F (also branded "Teisco") is a mono synth with a very unique sound. At first the synth seem to be quite basic but it has some very neat modulation options under it's hood.

Both synths sound is passed through chorus / delay effects and backed by Deepmind pad and Blofeld arpeggio sound.

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

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