MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 2, 2022

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Finegear The Dust Collector deeper Review (Christmas Special) - Drumbrute, Matrixbrute & Korg opsix

video upload by Knobs & Switches

"Deeper Review and Christmas Special about Finegears The Dust Collector with the help of Arturia`s Drumbrute Impact, Matrixbrute and the Korg opsix"

Lockdown Modular Sessions - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (4k Final Mix)

video upload by John Belew

This one was sent in via John L Rice. One more below. "I've always wanted to do this one since I was young. I blame the Exploratorium commercials during Captain Cosmic on KTVU with Wendy Carlos music. Now that I'm stuck at home, here goes. One of my favorite Bach pieces, almost impossible to play live and just as difficult to mix. Keep creating people!

Details for the eurorack nerds out there ... I pulled out Yarns for this one, but even with the two A4 CV outs, I was only able to do 6 parts. Cello is Klavis and the sub going through Evolution with a touch of distortion so it pops, Viola is Klavis through a Wasp with heavy S/H on the cutoff. Lead violin is the E352 going through an SEM (very Depeche Mode sounding) with the remaining violin parts coming from Chord2 in poly mode going through Belgrad with just enough input clipping that it sounds like a harpsichord at times. Listen to it on real speakers, the voicing really comes together in the third movement. And yes, I added a kick to the first movement, it just seems to work for me.

Lesson learned is how powerful ADSR's are (thanks Peaks x2) instead of just AR's on the Quadra. Recorded the individual tracks on a Zoom L-20, then fine-tuned the mix in Reaper. It's got the right level of rumble to my ears, but I wish I was better at EQ'ing and mastering."

Modular Classical Sessions - Excerpts from String Quartet No. 8 by Shostakovich

"Excerpts from Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110, my second project voicing and interpreting some of my favorite classical pieces in eurorack (See the first, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3" above.

And Generative Modular Installations by John Belew:

#Jamuary2022 | Day 02 | Let's have a Party!

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

Wait for this one to kick in.

'It looks like we're on again. I started this channel by doing the #Jamuary2020 and managed to do 31 videos. It was a challenge, it was crazy and it felt like the shortest January ever. And I love to do it again. So if all goes well, there'll be a video tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, etc. I'll hope you'll join the party! The 'rules' are simple, there are no rules. Just post as much as you can during January 2022, it doesn't have to be modular and you could even use your phone and sing something. Tag your upload with #Jamuary2022 so the world can find it."

Dirtywave M8 - "Deja Vu" [Downtempo | Chilled Beats]

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

▼CONNECT with me / SUPPORT creativity and good content▼

"I love this little device -- I've really gelled with it!

A *huge* folder of my samples is included in the factory library.
I am so honored to have my sounds in this amazing hand-held music maker!!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

the shining sea

video upload by junklight

"a fourth world-y kind of piece with a long slow build up (so not for all the people who watch the first 10 seconds and press 'next' but I don't suppose they read the description either ;-) )

the main sample is from this wonderful video featuring Fatou Seidi Ghali from Les Filles de Illighadad:"

Fatou Seidi Ghali (Les Filles de Illighadad) - Telilit

video upload by Sahel Sounds

"Fatou Seidi Ghali performing the track Telilit from the album Les Filles de Illighadad, available on LP and download at"

ROLAND JD-Xi - Musical Journey & Retrospective

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"The Roland JD-Xi is one of my peersonal favorites of all the synths I've demonstarted over several years of the channel. Here are some re-uploads of performances that I took down due to copyright strikes on the original visuals. I'll also share with you some behind the scenes on the demo, plus updated review!

Playlist to all my JD-Xi vids:"

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

CGS202 Resonant EQ / Yusynth Fixed Filter Bank Pro

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Comparing the CGS202 Serge Resonant Equalizer and the Yusynth Fixed Filter Bank Pro from Lower West Side Studio.

The CGS202 is featured in both 1MU and 2MU widths.

We'd like to thank Dave Peck for outlining the comparison parameters we used in this demonstration.

For more information visit"

Loumavox Mystery Forgotten Synth is a Fake After All

Loumavox : Révélations video upload by Loumavox

Follow-up to this post. Should have saved it for April fools.

Googlish (original French below):

"So here it is, it's over, off the masks. You've been looking, you may have found. Like us for over two years now.

The story of Louise and the Loumavox, this is the most beautiful of stories: an idea imagined by two young girls who firmly believed that a little Moselle girl helped by her brother could have revolutionized the history of electronic music, almost exclusively reserved for men, with her campaign. their teacher and their class ended up believing it too.

We all dreamed it together and we told our dream. Made, built, tinkered between two or three confinements and re-confinements with the help of a mad scientist of sound, a patient director and a few enthusiastic accomplices.

The Loumavox exists, we have met it. Ok, it is not that old but it has already matured well and he sings like no one else!
As for Louise, something tells us that she is no longer very far from us."


"Alors voilà, c’est fini, bas les masques. Vous avez cherché, vous avez peut-être trouvé. Comme nous depuis plus de deux ans maintenant.

L’histoire de Louise et du Loumavox, c’est la plus belle des histoires : une idée imaginée par deux jeunes filles qui croyaient dur comme fer qu’une petite mosellane aidée par son frère aurait pu révolutionner de sa campagne l’histoire de la musique électronique, presqu’exclusivement réservée aux hommes. Et leur prof et leur classe ont fini par y croire aussi.

Nous l’avons tous rêvé ensemble et nous avons raconté notre rêve. Fabriqué, construit, bricolé entre deux ou trois confinements et reconfinements avec l’aide d’un savant fou de son, d’un réalisateur patient et de quelques complices enthousiastes.

Le Loumavox existe, nous l’avons rencontré. Ok, il n’est pas si vieux que ça mais il a déjà bien muri et il chante comme personne !
Quant à Louise, quelque chose nous dit qu’elle n’est désormais plus très loin de nous."

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022 by Club of the Knobs

video upload by synthprocess

AJH Patch of The Week: Mini Mod & Muting Mixer Melodic Performance (with patch sheet for Eurorack)

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"A re-recording of an old performance/composition using the AJH Synth Mini Mod system with the new MUTING MIXER & VCA module. This module allows input sources to be punched in and out quickly, ideal for live performance. Here I'm using one before the VCF to mix 5 waveforms from 3 VCOs, and also using another one as my final VCA after the filter. Patch sheet at the end of the video.

00:00 Intro
00:12 Performance
03:50 Patch Sheet

Patch Sheet:

Patch Notes:
Green dots show approximate pot and switch positions. Where a pot or switch has two dots, this illustrates the range I move them during the video. Pots and switches that do not have green dots are not used in this patch, and should be left at their zero or off positions.
In the video I'm using the Glide + Noise MkII module to access the CV bus, allowing me to control multiple VCOs from one input/cable, otherwise you will need to use a multiple or stacking cables to connect the keyboard/sequencer to all 3 VCOs, as is usual with a fully modular synth.
VCOs: Tune them to the same pitch, only octaves are different. PWM SHAPE can be experimented with, setting all 3 VCOs to the same or different settings effects the sound of the combined pulse waves subtly.
Muting Mixer: These settings allow me to switch O/DR (overdrive) on and off without driving the signal too high, and keeping both states at a comparable level. Notice I always un-mute either the pulse waves (channels 2 & 3) OR the sawtooth waves (4 & 5) of VCO 2 & 3, never both pairs at the same time, as their combined signal would significantly increase the input level and risk unwanted clipping distortion. I tweak the level of VCO 1 (channel 1) to drive the signal a little more, but however you use it try to keep the level meter in the GREEN.
VCA: In the video I use another Muting Mixer as final output VCA, so in the diagram I show the Discrete VCA being used for the benefit of those who have one, but the same principle applies - set master to full then gradually increase the input level.
Modules used from top-left to bottom-right: Glide + Noise (for bus board access - optional), Vintage Transistor Core VCO x3, Muting Mixer, Transistor Ladder Filter, Contour Generators, Discrete Cascaded VCA (or Muting Mixer)."

moog memorymoog Restore and Repair (Ezas/Keyboard Synthesizer Restore)

video upload by EZAS music Tools

Inside a Moog Memorymoog.

Синтезатор Маэстро СССР/Maestro USSR Synthesizer

video upload by kotomonstr

"Из личного видеоархива, съемка 2013 года. В качестве лупера использовался Boss RC-300"

Ambient Modular Performance (Cycling '74 Max MSP/Beap)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
I am away from my modular system for another week, so I am trying to use some great software devices to make the content as a temporary solution. Made this patch as extensive as possible, but it was very close to crashing my computer just due to the sheer amount of connections and effects that I had running. If you want to try it out for yourself and have Max on your computer. I am giving this patch to all of my Patrons. Happy New Year!


Go follow my Patreon here:
Here are some links of mine:"

LYRA 8 - Early Explorations (with RE-101 Space Echo)

video upload by allmyfriendsaresynths

"Lately I have been experimenting with the really beautiful but unusual 'organismic synthesizer', the Lyra-8. It's the kind of machine that feels like you can coax it to life... if you just spend enough time on it. Here is a full recording of one of my first sessions exploring its sounds, with a touch of the Roland RE-101 Space Echo for good measure. The video is fairly unpolished, to give you an idea of what it's like to sit and play with the thing for real.

I have to say a big thank you to Signal Sounds in Glasgow for very kindly letting me borrow one of their demo units to try out for myself. They have tons of really interesting gear just like this on their site at - and I personally highly recommend them as a repeat customer!"

Ciat Lonbarde Sidrollz Lil Sidrassi Rollz5 Handmade Synthesizer

video upload by Austin Richey

via this auction

"Incredible combo of Peter Blasser's Lil Sidrassi and Rollz circuits. Made and purchased from seller Pickle's Gear Garage here on Reverb. Check out his shop! He does great work. Here's the original description:
Patchable, squishable noise maker From the basement emerges a prickly friend to drone, squeal, sing, and sputter along with. The box is built on #ciatlonbarde’s Lil Sidrassi and Rollz paper circuits, with a set of switched capacitors that can take you from ultrasonic and sub-bass frequencies with the flick of a switch. Below the switches are the Rollz, rhythmic drivers that send electric impulses to the Lil Sid. When connected to the Rollz, the Sid’s five oscillators can respond regularly - giving you techno textures - or chaotic - producing ultrasonic guinea pig battle cries.

9V Center Negative, includes a banana ground for connecting with other noisy friends.
Note: The only patch points that can be connected (after grounding) to other similar gear are the red ones, otherwise you may damage your gear!! Negative voltages are no joke!

Also Note: The Sidrollz in the Youtube video is the same one you are purchasing!

This thing is wild and super fun to use! I'm throwing in some small banana cables since I won't have much use for them after this and the Fourses sell. Consider it a gift from one weirdo musician to another :)"

Ensoniq EPS Performance Sampler SN EPS-504130 w/ Output Expander

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6 Synthesizer w/ Gator Case

via this auction

Moog Sonic Six Vintage Duophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg 770 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 770842

via this auction

Roland JD-800 in Custom Keyboard Case

via this auction

"“Working, has the keyboard replaced with a Novation midi controller . It has Wood sides. The plastic has cracks on corners. LEDs working, sliders work. Sounds great. There is an extra midi out on back that goes from the installed midi controller to the JD-800 midi in. Card slots not responding to memory cards no after touch on this keyboard but the sound and programs are awesome ."

Likely a victim to the red glue problem. Check out this custom JD-800.

Eurorack, Buchla , DFAM,System 8, Matriarch, Subharmonicon, VCS3,Pulsar23

video upload by therudyrude

"Keystep Pro controls the Pulsar23 and the Cwejman VM1 ,I use the Moog Matriarch,DFAM,Subharmonicon, the Roland System 8,The Buchla with 4 Oscillators and the VCS3"

Eurorack, Buchla , DFAM,System 8, Matriarch, Subharmonicon, VCS3,Pulsar23 Part Deux
video upload by therudyrude

"Keystep Pro controls the Pulsar23 and the Cwejman VM1 ,I use the Moog Matriarch,DFAM,Subharmonicon, the Roland System 8,The Buchla with 4 Oscillators and the VCS3 part 2"

Happy New Year by MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

video upload by MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"Happy new year my friends ! All the best for 2022 ;-)

Synths used : Minimoog Voyager, DSI Sequential Prophet 6, DSI Tom Oberheim OB-6, Moog Grandmother, Elektron Analog Four, Roland TR-6S, Behringer Crave, Behringer Vocoder VC340, Pro-1.

Effects : Phaser, Boss DD500 & DD200, EHX Cathedral Stereo Reverb."

KIJIMI | sequence 01

video upload by Sonic Sand Castles

"I finished building the Kijimi DIY kit, here's a test sequence.

This Kijimi uses the new V2 voice cards (SSI2140 filter)."

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