MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 23, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Sequential Take 5 Ambient Pad Swells

video upload by Marko Petrovski

SND - FB-14 mk2 (with synth sequence)

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Here is a basic “no frills” sequence going through the SND FB-14 mk2. We play through a few different settings and show the bypass sound for comparison. A few subtle adjustments are shown and some drastic ones, as well. The sequence is coming only from Analogue Systems modules off-camera."

Silent Night Roland System-8 Christmas Synthesizer Music Rik Marston

video upload by Rik Marston Official

"Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!
One of my personal Christmas music favorites: Silent Night Roland System-8 in action in this demo using presets from the System-8, Jupiter-8 & Juno-106 Plug-Outs. Most were tweaked. I used my Korg Kronos to send one MIDI track to the Roland System-8 at a time. Then I took each .WAV stem and used my favorite DAW Ableton LIVE to put it all together with light Reverb.
*Please Support Rik Marston Official! My NEW Etsy store:
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Liqsquid by ThorF

New release from supporting member, ThorF

"Songs were recorded live. Multitracked into a DAW. Lightly edited. Gear on this album includes some analog poly synths, such as Roland JX-3P and Juno 106. Yamaha DX7 is present and so is a Novation Summit. I used some of my eurorack modular as well. A jomox Alphabase is a culprit in some of the trax."

Marcus Padrini 5 sintetizadores que eu vendi e me arrependi!

video upload by Marcus Padrini

"Dizem que o synth que você mais precisa na vida é o próximo. Mas alguns, que já estavam por aqui, se vão deixam saudade, arrependimento mesmo! Neste vídeo, uma rápida lista dos 5 synths que vendi e me arrependi, pelos mais diversos motivos! 🤦🏻‍♂️

00:00 Introdução
00:42 Roland SH-32
01:58 Korg MS-20 Mini
04:15 DSI Mopho
05:36 Teenage Engineering OP-1
07:50 Korg Electribe EMX-1"

Ambient jam with the Dreadbox Nymphes, Tasty Chips GR-1, Strymon NightSky, and Empress Reverb

video upload by Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised track performed entirely on hardware.

Dreadbox was kind enough to send along the Nymphes a little early to me, and I couldn't have been more excited. While I have the Abyss, I've been hoping for a new Dreadbox polysynth that's more widely available for a long time.

And the Nymphes doesn't disappoint. It's unbelievably small but with a super sturdy build and great fader throw lengths. It has a lot of secondary functions but it's dead easy to navigate, and still feels more hands-on than the Dreadbox Typhon (another great small synth). And most importantly of all, it has a beautiful sound with tons of character and some great particular nooks and crannies in its timbres. A warm analog polysynth the size of a paperback book? I love it.

I've also got lots to say on the Tasty Chips GR-1, but I'm planning to do a video with it in the near future, so more then. Suffice it to say for now that I love it and that it's a perfect companion for ambient work.

Dreadbox Nymphes through Strymon NightSky — Main synth
Tasty Chips GR-1 through Empress Reverb — Ambient granular goodness
Arturia Keystep — MIDI controller for the Nymphes

Performed and recorded live, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master."

ElectroComp EML-200

via this auction

"EML synths have finally garnered the respect they deserve in recent years. They have an incredible tone all their own and I regularly reach for an EML where a Moog or Arp doesn't fit the bill. This portable patchable synth has tons of possibilities in a compact and package. The layout is clean and well thought out. EML designs are sonically rich and user friendly."

Roland SH-3A 44-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

"Roland SH3A Synth! Works great and has sounds not heard on other synths like Minimoogs. Great addition to analog synth collection. Only missing cord door on bottom of case but cord still retracts into its space."

Sonicware Liven 8 Bit Warps SN 010-001 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Sequential Take 5 through the ETC visualizer

video upload by Marko Petrovski

Sequential Take 5 Feedback Loops through the ETC visualizer

Free Music for the Holidays from James Newman aka Audio Illustrator

Some free music in via supporting member, James Newman aka Audio Illustrator. Note the above is just one album. You'll find links to the rest below. Here's what James had to say:

"I thought since Christmas is around the corner just like the 3 wise men bringing gifts during the first Christmas...that I would leave the Matrixsynth community some gifts by making 3 sets of 3 of my albums free during the Christmas season. So I am including the links to all of these" albums.

The first of these sets have a Pink Floyd vibe to them. They are all called "Shades of Pink" and there are 3 volumes. I also have 3 of my shorter jazz albums for those who enjoy jazz music... and finally 3 volumes from a complete cinematic score I wrote called "Wisdom Sings His Story" (on my YouTube Channel) and now broken down to 3 separate albums...

So here ya go...ALL FREE...

Pink Floyd vibed:




James Newman
Audio Illustrator
New Man Studios"

Reprise by Aries

Reprise is new release from supporting member, Aries, available at the following links:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon US | Amazon IT/EU | Deezer

New Landscape NOON 8 Channel Powerless Instrument

via Landscape (demos on site) Overview✺

WHO❀ Noon

WHAT❈ An 8 channel powerless instrument which is activated and modulated using voltage from external sequencers.

HOW✷ Analog circuits are powered momentarily by incoming gate and control voltage signals causing them to oscillate and breath naturally. When these circuits are linked together they can grow, inform and process one another in complex rhythmic ways.

WHY❃ This technique increases the unstable properties of analog circuits, causing increased organic textures and movement. The simple controls are provided to ensure immediacy and access to rapidly alter sounds and movement without patching.

WHERE✾ The simplicity of the interface was designed with live performance in mind. The number of internal and external variables (control voltage types, linked channel behavior plus external audio input) create lots of room for studio exploration.

WHEN✻ We plan to have pre-orders open by end of January 2022


NOON is a passive analog drum/synthesizer. Each of the eight channels uses a unique analog circuit with its own characteristics. No power supply is needed. Each circuit is triggered and powered individually from incoming gates or control voltages provided by voltage sequencers or modular systems. By using this unique method, we can increase instability and magnify organic aspects of traditional analog electronic instruments. The sound of analog, at its core, is the sound of sculpted electricity. By removing the stabilizing elements of a constant power source, we can listen to the sound of electronic circuits loading and unloading, powering up and powering down, and we can increase the natural chaotic movement of electricity. The loading of circuits creates natural ways to access swing and groove or ways to deconstruct a programmed rhythm sequence to make surprisingly new ideas.

Each channel is represented by a tuning fork. Incoming voltage can be thought of as a way to “strike” each fork with momentary voltage. Between every channel there are Link buttons which allow voltage sharing between channels. Linking them provides a wide mix of results depending on incoming voltage, active or inactive channels, slider settings, gate lengths and multichannel linking. The results can be described as cross modulation, growth (creating a larger and more complex circuit), or processing (filtering, distortion). Due to the cycles of voltage and this inherent instability, a definition of what is actually occurring between channels can be hard to pin down. The eight Mod buttons, which are located at the bottom of each tuning fork, change the behavior and sound of each circuit. The eight latching CV buttons along the top allow the “☾” Even and “❍” Odd CV modulation inputs to route to even and odd channels. When incoming CV is unmuted, a channel’s behavior can change drastically and this behavior can change further when channels are linked. These CV inputs are a way to add microtonal pitch changes and/or large textural movement to voices. The Even and Odd CV inputs are summed to their respective channels to provide a rhythmic modulation reference between multiple channels. ⏚

Waldorf M Synthesizer

video upload by virtual 1

"3D Animation of the Waldorf M and 4k Film
The music is made with the Waldorf M

3d Animation virtual 1 studio
Maya 3d
Blender 3d
Film Blackmagic Pcc 6K Camera DZO Film Lenses
More info: about our studio:"

Dreadbox NYMPHES // Unboxing, Review and Demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 intro
3:46 The Interface
7:43 Raw Tones
9:31 Building a Tone
11:26 LFO Options
14:37 Reverb
19:29 6 LFOs

Quadwave Multi FX (pt.2)

video upload by AVP Synth

"Quaдwave Multi FX is an analog/hybrid effects unit consisting of a phaser and 4 separate delays (2 stereo) for all kinds of sound manipulations in studio or live.

In the demo you can see it processing following gear:
0:00- Korg Mono/Poly
2:12 - Korg MS2000
4:33 - ADS-7 mk2
6:31 - Korg MS2000
8:50 - Alisa 1387"

Part 1 here

Jupiter 8 & Memorymoog

videos upload by noddyspuncture

Jupiter 8 & Memorymoog - arpeggiator sync...
Jupiter 8 & Memorymoog - 'diminished'...
Jupiter 8 ~ arpeggiate - Memorymoog ~ chords...
Jupiter 8 & Memorymoog ~ best buddies...

Macbeth M5

via this auction

"Super rare Macbeth M5 in beautiful condition."

PPG Wave 2.3 + Wavetherm + FD Keyboard + Original Stand

via this auction

"*Professionally SERVICED In FULL Working order*

+You can switch to 2.2 Version
+FD Keyboard
+Original Stand
+Original diskette unsued ( Approvimately 15 )
+Original Manual
+All Cables
+Flight Case for the PPG Wave."

Logan/Hohner "String Melody II 1976 SN 2560

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Amazing analogue string machine Logan/Hohner "String Melody II" by Ing. Giuliano Costantini.
Just completely reviewed, perfectly working, in very good conditions despite the 45 years of age.

it was sold under both the Logan brand name and re-badged as both a Hohner and Vox product. The Vox version was called The String Thing but still featured the Logan brand name on the back of the case."

Analogue string synth Logan/Hohner String Melody I (1973) SN 364

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Amazing analogue string machine Logan/Hohner "String Melody" by Ing. Giuliano Costantini.
Just completely reviewed, perfectly working, in very good conditions despite the 48 years of age.

it was sold under both the Logan brand name and re-badged as both a Hohner and Vox product. The Vox version was called The String Thing but still featured the Logan brand name on the back of the case."

Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus

via this auction

"It has been recently serviced, which included: clean and lube of all potentiometers, installation of a set of new slider dust covers, power supply recapping, key contacts cleaned, rear sockets cleaned.

The synth has been fully tested and is all working as it should be."


via this auction

"Fully tested and working properly, beautiful condition. Version 2 firmware, s/n JY01027. Disk drive is working and has a disk in it."


via this auction

YAMAHA CS-60 Vintage Synthesizer SN 1433

via this auction

"Polyphonic analogue synthesizer that needs no introduction. But the tone… the richness… the ease with which wonderful sounds emerge from it… (OK, that’s a small introduction).

Freshly overhauled including a new spring in the ribbon controller. It will undergo further calibration and testing before we ship; our head synth tech James Walker has worked on many CS synths and this one plays wonderfully and sounds superb.

Compared to its larger relation, these travel much better and don’t tend to require work after shipping."

KORG MS10 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Hydrasynth Deluxe Performance by Dominic Au

video upload by ASM Ashun Sound Machines

"In this video, product manager Dominic Au plays a number of patches from the Hydrasynth Deluxe. Everything you hear was generated by Hydrasynth Deluxe."

Patches in chronological order:
Hopeful Planet (Multi)
Under Nights (Multi)
Gong Kong VG
Glocken Tams RA

Pokemon Red Blue - Gameboy Opening Theme. Analog Synthesizer Music feat. Vermona Perfourmer Mk2

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"𝗣𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 - 𝗚𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗯𝗼𝘆 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗲. 𝗔𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗴 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁. 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗸𝟮

- 𝓶𝓾𝓼𝓲𝓬 𝔀𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓮𝓷 𝓫𝔂 𝓙𝓾𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓱𝓲 𝓜𝓪𝓼𝓾𝓭𝓪

🎸 In this video I'm running the theme of Pokemon from the Red/Blue edition through my Vermona Perfourmer. I liked the sound so much that I didn't dare to turn any knob. I've played this game like crazy as a kid on my GameBoy Color and feel very nostalgic about the music. And the music is absolutely amazing. So much fantasy and joyfulness- and all of that in 8 Bit!"


video upload by

"Calibrating analog oscillators to track properly 1 volt per octave scale sometimes becomes a huge problem. Not anymore: after that Christmas edition video you will learn how to trim v/oct using our approach which you can repeat using your own tools on any oscillators during holidays season.

Happy holidays!

00:00 Intro
00:56 Calibrating the Furthrrrr Generator's Carrier VCO
06:44 Calibrating the Furthrrrr Generator's Modulator VCO
08:55 Calibrating the Godspeed VCO
11:54 Calibrating CV outputs of the Shuttle Control
14:52 Calibrating CV outputs on the Ground Control"

Sound Extension | Update 2.0 | Audanika

video upload by Audanika

"For Christmas 2021 we prepared some new sounds within Audanika! This Video shows how to change them in the app and how they sound like.

The Audanika Team wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

MEDIUM Blogpost about the whole Update:

0:00 Intro
0:19 How to change the sounds
0:36 E-Piano Sound
0:50 Organ Sound
1:02 String Sound
1:15 Vibraphone Sound
1:30 Outro"

Rhett - Tense Stroke (Polyend Tracker Scene Project)

video upload by Polyend

"The Tracker really brings out a certain inspiration that feels so different than a lot of the workflows that I'm used to. Coming from Eurorack and MPC background, picking up the Tracker felt foreign at first, but in the best way possible.

Check out more and download the Tracker project at:"

VGM #197: Tarrey Town (Breath of the Wild) Ft. RichaadEB, Soundole, Curious Quail, & Josiah Everhart

video upload by Amie Waters

"I dreamt up this cover three years ago and it took me three years to finally gather all my friends and make it happen. If you don't know the cool thing about Tarrey Town from BotW, you have to find people around the world to move into this lonely town, and as new people join, the music for the town changes and gets more upbeat and exciting. Each member brings their own sounds and energy to the track until finally it all comes together when all four new residents have arrived, so I got four friends together to represent each new person moving in and we made a cover together. I think its real special, and a great way to bring this Zelda Month project to a close.

Soundole VGM Covers:
Josiah Everhart:
Curious Quail:

With this marks the end of Zelda Month for me. I've been doing this project for seven straight years, and I am ready for it to come to a close. This doesn't mean I am done covering Zelda music forever, just that now I am free to cover songs from the series whenever, not just in November. Maybe someday it will make a return, but for now I am very happy to end this final Zelda Month with such a celebration of friendship and joy. I have made so many incredible friendships over the last seven years, and it was an absolute joy to bring some of those wonderful people together for the grand finale and make something greater than the sum of its parts. There is a magic that only comes with collaboration, and I think this song so wonderfully captures that. 2021 was a difficult year for me, but even when things are rough, music and friends can bring so much joy into the darkness. I wanted to capture that hope, that joy in the face of darkness and share it with everyone. I hope you enjoyed this, and all the many Zelda songs I have covered over the years. I will be releasing a complete collection of Zelda music in early 2022. Thank you all for sticking with me through all these years.

Door #23: Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann (Santa’s Coming Tomorrow) - Synthmas '21

video upload by

"The song:
This songs lyrics wrote none other than Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben who wrote among many other well known poems the German anthem. The melody appeared first in 1761 in France and was adapted by W. A. Mozart as base melody for his Piano Variations KV 265.

The gear:
Here my other Casio 'synth', the PT-1 comes into play. This successor of the legendary VL-1 got 4 instruments (Piano, Fantasy, Strings, Flute) and a rhythm section that is most notable for it's appearance in German Neue Deutsche Welle band Trio's track "Da Da Da". This is my very first synth I got as a present in the late 80s. Notice the Alf sticker that make this unit a unique one. I did a multi track recoring using my Boss RC-202 loop station. The tone signal is passed through the Zoom MS70 CDR effect unit adding some reverb, chorus, pitch and phaser.

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

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

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