MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Vermona PerFourMer MkII - Stealth Black Edition

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Even with your favorite synth there's got to be something to gripe about. With the Vermona PerFourMer MkII I couldn't get over the brown knobs, so I replaced all 75 with black knobs. Since the Vermona already has a beautiful black faceplate that means it's now the 'stealth edition'. And any 'stealth edition' synth obviously sounds different from a standard issue machine! So here it is grinding and howling along with guest spots from a Zen delay :)

0:00 Moaning about knobs
1:25 Raw sound
2:10 Patch explained
3:20 Drone mode
4:18 Dirty jam
5:00 With Zen delay
5:30 Added Zen overdrive
6:50 Raw sound - no FX

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

Roland FANTOM 3.0 - n/zyme Model Expansion w/ Wavetable Synthesis

video upload by gattobus

"Roland announces the n/zyme Model Expansion for the FANTOM synthesizer series.
n/zyme is a thoroughly modern instrument with an innovative new synth engine. Featuring wavetable oscillators, wave drawing tools, phase and shape modulation, resonant filters, and two powerful step LFOs, n/zyme is a sound designer's dream, an incredible tool for sound exploration, making FANTOM the most powerful hardware synthesizer on earth. I had the incredible honour to be involved in its development programming some of the factory patches. This video that I created will give you some hints about the huge possibilities that FANTOM can offer, using multiple instances of the n/zyme engine simultaneously. Everything you hear in this video was played in real time, no overdubs! n/zyme is available via a Lifetime Key purchase through Roland Cloud. Support for n/zyme is included with the free Version 3.0 update for the FANTOM 6, FANTOM 7, and FANTOM 8 keyboards."

And the press release:

"Innovative New Synthesizer Engine Brings Fresh Creative Power to FANTOM Keyboards

Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2022 — Roland announces the n/zyme Model Expansion for the FANTOM synthesizer series, the latest addition to the acclaimed ZEN-Core Model Expansion lineup. Built for hands-on sound design, n/zyme is a thoroughly modern instrument with an innovative new synth engine from Roland. Offering layered wavetable oscillators, phase and shape modulation, resonant filters, and two powerful step LFOs, n/zyme is a highly interactive music tool that brings a new dimension of creative power to all FANTOM owners.

Wavetable-based synths are famous for their distinctive sound, but many can be hard to program. FANTOM’s hi-res touchscreen and physical controls change all that, making n/zyme a fun, tactile instrument that inspires players to take their music into uncharted sonic territory. In contrast with basic synthesizer waveforms, wavetable oscillators employ multiple waveforms, and it’s possible to jump or morph between them for everything from dramatic shifts to slowly evolving soundscapes. With the ability to mix two layers with 63 wavetables each and adjust their positions in real time, n/zyme makes it easy for creators to develop complex textures in the heat of the moment.

Players can physically shape the sound of n/zyme by drawing custom waveforms right on FANTOM’s touchscreen, and then tweak them using a range of powerful modulation tools. It’s also possible to manipulate sounds with an X/Y pad on the touchscreen, complete with automation support and tempo-synced control over speed, intensity, and more.

Two onboard Step LFOs feature 16 tempo-synced steps and 37 different shapes per step. There’s also a Step Kick Switch to add percussive attack for deeply rhythmic sounds and phrases. Going further, users can process n/zyme’s futuristic oscillators with FANTOM’s eight onboard filter types, including detailed models of vintage analog designs.

With FANTOM’s massive DSP power, players can layer multiple n/zymes for ultra-deep tones with sophisticated movement. It’s also possible to mix n/zyme with classic Roland synthesizers, acoustic instruments, and vocoders to craft sounds never heard before.

n/zyme is the latest in a growing lineup of Model Expansions for ZEN-Core instruments and is available via a Lifetime Key purchase through Roland Cloud. Support for n/zyme is included with the free Version 3.0 update for the FANTOM 6, FANTOM 7, and FANTOM 8 keyboards.

Availability & Pricing

The Roland n/zyme Model Expansion for the FANTOM synthesizer series is available now as a Lifetime Key for $149 through Roland Cloud."

Elby EuroSerge System - Sci-Fi Robot Sounds

video upload by NOISEBUG

"This feedback patch on the Elby Design Paperface Serge was made to create ever changing sci-fi robot sounds.

In the past, we offered these preconfigured 4mm banana format Elby systems. Now we have all the individual moduals availble for anyone wanting to build their own system.

The great thing about the EuroSerge format is that
You can build your own banana format system into
A preexisting eurorack case that you may have lying around."

ARPchives LIVE!

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"A special broadcast showing the ARPs for ALL studio!"

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Prepping the base and refinishing the bellcrank bar, brackets, and screws

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video we prep the base for painting, and we refinishing the bellcrank bar, brackets, and screws. I make a big mistake not wearing gloves while using bluing, but I'm still alive."

All parts here

Moog Memorymoog 1st Release Restored Perfect

via this auction

Elka Synthex SN 911

via this auction

"The Synthex comes with original stand (legs and rear panel, no rust on the chromed parts), wood case, pedal, originally it had an handmade midi interface, i have added a new old stock original midi breakout interface; Original manual, a sort of handwritten manual and italian copies of service manuals, loaded original presets.

Recently has completely been serviced by my technician, he has worked at Elka and still has original parts, supplied me the Nos midi box, can give his contacts to an eventual future owner for any kind of assistance."

KORG PSS-50 Super Section 80’s Synthesizer Drum Machine w/ Original Docs

via this auction

"Includes original instructions, pattern chart booklet, schematic sheet, power supply adapter, and spare fuse"

Roland Boutique A01 Song - 4 instances of 8 bit synth with Ableton Live for Jamuary 20 2022

video upload by Expanding Sound

"I did one of these last year for this Jamuary challenge as well and remembered how much I enjoyed it. The A01 is a capable controller but I get the most use out of it for its synthesizer inside. Mostly because I hate the small keys for the boutiques. Honestly they're useless if you wanna do anything more than single note melodies. So I used 4 tracks of A01's 8 bit synth in Ableton To make this jam. Hope ya like it!"

Moog Subsequent 37 & Ventris Dual Reverb // Fun with reverb trails!

video upload by Lost Clouds (Tom Green Music)

"Just having some fun with the Sub37 and the Ventris Dual Reverb's glorious 'hold' function!"

New Website Dedicated to the Ondioline

Gotye wrote in to let us know he has been working on a site dedicated to the Ondioline. You might recall he released Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline on digital and deluxe vinyl on Bandcamp. You can find the new website at The site hosts music releases that feature the Ondioline, recreated Ondioline booklets in English and in French, and of course extensive history on the Ondioline.

The following is a short blurb from the about page:

"The Ondioline is an electronic musical instrument invented by Georges Jenny in France in the early 1940s and developed through a number of different models until his death in 1975. This versatile and expressive instrument is monophonic, but can produce a remarkable variety of sounds, from simulating orchestral instruments to creating unique and voice-like tones...

Since 2016 the musician Gotye has worked to revive interest in the Ondioline through the non-profit Forgotten Futures and with an ensemble called Ondioline Orchestra that performs tributes to Jean-Jacques Perrey’s music.

This work has been enabled by electronics technicians Stephen Masucci (USA) and Daniel Kitzig (Germany) who have undertaken extensive and faithful restorations of numerous Ondiolines, allowing Georges Jenny’s pioneering instruments to make music again after decades of dormancy.

Forgotten Futures is dedicated to the recovery of Jenny’s under-recognized work, the recreation of critical Ondioline spare parts, and the dissemination of information that will ensure the functionality and accessibility of these remarkable instruments for future generations."

See for more, and be sure to check out the rest of the site.

Prophet-10, je continue la programmation des sons

video upload by Franck Lhermet

"Sur mon Prophet-10, je continue la programmation des sons - Franck Lhermet
Caisse j'y peu"

Signal Sounds Jamuary #3

video upload by Signal Sounds

Jamuary 2022 | Day 20 | Jamming with BOSS Sy-1 Synthesizer

video upload by Nick Gambino

PO-33 K.O. : Tips n' Tricks for the BEST Piece of Music Gear Under 100$ ?!

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"We love little devices over here, and @teenageengineering make some of our favorites!⁠ ⁠

So today we're taking a look at the portable powerhouse that is the PO-33! Come check out some tips, workflow tips, and more! ⁠

Check out a DEEPER look over on Signal :"

S900 - This made Akai the KINGS of sampling

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Akai S900 from 1986. A 12-bit sampler, 63 sec sampling time and a very (for the time) easy and fast operating system. The S900 made Akai the kings of sampling and soon total domination.

00:00 Intro and demo music
01:00 History of Akai samplers in the 80s
05:38 Sampling (REC)
07:24 Edit Sample
09:26 Edit program
11:58 Disk format and saving
13:38 Outputs
16:30 Voice out
17:03 Misc.

Support this channel on Patreon:

The easy and fast (compared to other models form other companies) operating system, a very favorable price around £1699 and lots of other features made this the object of desire for a lot of people.
The S900 (and 950) has a massive cult status today and people are still using these for their sound, especially for their grungy time-stretching abilities, resampling and manipulations.
In the mid 80s, this was also used for glossy pop as the S900 had 8 individual outputs so it was a perfect drum sampler. With a growing popularity it soon dominated the world of sampling and Akai would continue their climb to the throne. Any other brand getting in on the sampling market lived in the shadow of Akai as Akai was the sampling standard anyone else had to obey. Those who didn't would soon quit the sampling business all together.

The demo track is made using only samples from the S900 of course. Many of the sounds are sampled from my own synths and drum machines."

New Casio Casiotone CT-S1000V - First Look

video upload by Kraft Music

Update: new videos, pics, and details added below.

"Find exclusive Casiotone CT-S1000V BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Adam Berzowski gets a first look at the Casio CT-S1000V Portable Keyboard.

The Casio Casiotone CT-S1000V gives your music a brand new voice: Its own. In addition to hundreds of AiX-powered Tones and full accompaniment Rhythms, CT-S1000V features Vocal Synthesis technology that lets you play your lyrics in real time. Speak or type your lyrics into the free Lyric Creator app for iOS/Android, transfer them to the CT-S1000V, and play the keys to hear your words come alive. Other features include 61 full-size touch response keys, pitch bend wheel, assignable modulation/effects knobs, a powerful speaker system, audio sampler and 6-track MIDI recorder, and strap pins for playing anywhere. CT-S1000V also offers MIDI over USB and an included WU-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI/Audio adapter.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Casio Casiotone CT-S1000V portable keyboard bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Update: two videos from Casio:

video upload by Casio Music UK

Casiotone CT-S1000V Introduction

video upload by Casio Music Gear

Additional details via Kraft Music

Since 1980, Casio's mission has been to help musicians find their voice. Now, Casiotone CT-S1000V gives your music a brand new voice: its own. Along with 800 stunning Tones and many other features, CT-S1000V features vocal synthesis technology that lets you play your lyrics in real time.

61 full-size touch response keys plus pitch bend wheel
Bright backlit LCD display with easy, intuitive interface
3 assignable knobs for controlling modulation, effects, filters and much more
800 AiX-powered Tones and 243 full accompaniment Rhythms
Vocal synthesis with personalized lyrics via the free Lyric Creator app for iOS/Android
Powerful, editable DSP effects
Powerful bass-reflex stereo speaker system with surround effect
Audio sampler and 6-track MIDI recorder
Strap pins for playing anywhere
1/4" line outputs to connect to mixers, PA systems, etc.
Class-compliant USB-MIDI connects to free Lyric Creator app
Includes WU-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI/Audio adapter
Optional 6×AA battery power

Innovative vocal synthesis
Boldly defying convention, Casiotone CT-S1000V does what no other keyboard can do: speak or type your lyrics into the free Lyric Creator app for iOS/Android, transfer them to CT-S1000V and play the keys to hear your words come alive. Choose from multiple vocalist models and adjust age, vibrato, portamento and other parameters in real time. It can produce choirs, robotic sounds, vocoder-like textures and more. You can even create a custom vocalist based on an audio recording.

Keys to the kingdom
Casiotone CT-S1000V features 61 full-size touch responsive keys in a sleek, stylish case that weighs less than ten pounds. The easy-to-read LCD display and intuitive controls give you everything you need to perform and create. Use the pitch bend wheel and modulation knob to add natural (or supernatural) expression to your playing, and use the two assignable knobs to tweak EQ, filter, effects and many other settings on the fly.

The heart of a champion
Casio's AiX Sound Source delivers sound quality that you'd expect from a keyboard costing hundreds, if not thousands more. Power on CT-S1000V and you'll be presented with a dynamic, expressive German concert grand piano placed in a virtual concert hall. The huge collection of 800 Tones also has stellar examples of electric pianos, organs, strings, synths and so much more, with Advanced Tones adding complex layers that react to your playing. A collection of vintage keyboard sounds is also included, featuring recreations of timeless, sought-after keyboard instruments, even classic Casio sounds from its VL, VZ and CZ series.

A world of music to explore
CT-S1000V's 243 full-accompaniment Rhythms make it a perfect jamming partner. Simply play a few notes and it creates an entire backing band that reacts effortlessly to the way you play. The variety of Rhythms spans the globe as well as the history of recorded music, so no matter what kind of mood you're in, your Casiotone is always ready to back you up with vibrant acoustic drums, vintage drum machines, global percussion instruments, rock-solid basslines, horn ensembles, rhythm guitars and much more.

Small size, huge sound
There are four ways to experience CT-S1000V's amazing sound quality at its best. First, the bass-ported stereo speaker system delivers eyebrow-raising punch and clarity throughout the entire volume range. Second, plug in a good set of headphones for personal play. Third, connect the 1/4" line outputs to any amplifier, PA system or mixer. Fourth, push the SURROUND button and the speakers will place you right in the middle of your music.

Production power
Make the world your instrument by using the built-in audio sampler to create custom Tones and drum kits. You can even sample from incoming Bluetooth audio. A 6-track sequencer is always on hand to capture and build your creations.

Free play enabled
Casiotone CT-S1000V fits perfectly into your everyday life. It's also gig-ready, with 1/4" line outputs to connect to amps and PA systems. If you're tired of being tied down, just put in 6 AA batteries, attach a strap and play anywhere. Use the included WU-BT10 Bluetooth MIDI/audio adapter to control other gear remotely, giving you the freedom to take center stage.

Own your sound
CT-S1000V makes it easy to create your own signature sounds. You can layer, split and customize the versatile DSP effects, then save your setups as Registrations for easy recall at the touch of a button.

Connected to your world
The microUSB port connects your CT-S1000V to any Mac, PC, iOS or Android device with no drivers or installation needed. Use the free Casio Music Space app for iOS/Android to learn to learn MIDI songs, play and extract chords from audio files, view PDF scores and more. With the included WU-BT10 Bluetooth MIDI/audio adapter, you can even connect wirelessly to your favorite devices to control them via MIDI, or to use the CT-S1000V as a Bluetooth speaker.


video upload by itijik

SHADOW CAST - Original music and edit by itijik.
Animation from Blade Runner "Black Out 2022".

Norand Mono Jam - Forest Melancholy

video upload by Norand

"Our beloved wizard is playing downtempo with its two Monos. Enjoy the trip !"

GForce Software January 2022 Teaser

video upload by GForce Software

"Something new this way comes. The culmination of several years work."

Sequential OB-6 Preset Patches Sounds Demo No Talking

video upload by Pure Ambient Drone

"The OB-6® is a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between the two most influential designers in poly synth history, Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim. The OB-6 takes the classic bold Tom Oberheim sound — with its true voltage-controlled oscillators, 2-pole filter, and amplifiers — and adds modern enhancements such as studio-quality effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator, and more. No other modern analog poly synth can boast such a pedigree or such a massive, in-your-face sonic signature."

Moog Matriarch, Sequential OB-6 and Roland TR-8S in action

video upload by NGC0 Music

"Playing some chords (Bass notes on the OB-6, and chords on the Matriarch) over a programmed drum beat on the TR-8S.

The patch used on the OB-6 is the factory patch 553. (and 053 if you haven't erased the first 500 user patches).
The patch used on the Matriarch can be seen in the pictures uploaded here:"

And a few more:

Poly Evolver Polychain Desktop Rack Demo

video upload by Pure Ambient Drone

Famous E-MU Emax ARCO Strings - INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-22 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:
My favorite songs from INXS from the year 1987.
Featured the famous Arco Strings. I used the E-MU Emax SE Sampling Synthesizer (1986) for all sounds."

DSP: Juno60 - Octatrack, Digitakt, Polyend Tracker, Rytm & Ableton sound pack

video upload by MrDataline

"DSP: Juno60 features 500+ Samples from the Roland Juno60 Synthesiser. Featuring Bass, Chords, Leads, Arps, Pads, Drums + Project files for Octatrack, Digitakt, Polyend Tracker, Ableton, Rytm!
Download at: or

To celebrate these samples, I have made exclusive patterns to some good old machines - which are featured in the audio examples and bundled with the DSP: Juno60!

DSP: Juno60 includes,

- Royalty Free 500+ Samples in multiple WAV formats (16Bit 48Khz, 24Bit 48Khz, 24Bit 44.1Khz)

- Ableton Project + Projects for Polyend Tracker, Digitakt, Analog Rytm & Octatrack. These projects come along with premade Patterns, Kits, Scenes and Performance modes."

Synthwave V I B E S (Novation Circuit Tracks)

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"A synthwave jam with the Novation Circuit Tracks, Arturia MicroFreak, and Roland JU-06A."

Track from scratch with Korg opsix and Novation Circuit Rhythm

video upload by motobor

"All sounds are from OPsix factory patches and sampled to Novation Circuit Rhythm
Tried to keep is short as possible, but still almost 10 minutes. Need to be faster on the buttons."

disting EX - new features in firmware v1.12

video upload by Expert Sleepers

"New CV/gate input options and chord/arpeggiation features."

Ginko Synthese Seeds - v1.2 Firmware update

video upload by John Schussler

"1.2 is now available, and adds four new modes:

- Wavefolded sine wave
- FM flute
- Chord organ
- Old school game

Addtionally I now understand how to switch it to drone mode so you can use it with an external VCA, which is helpful.

So here's an update. If you want more detail on the original modes, see my previous Seeds video, linked above and below.

00:00 Intro
00:42 v1.0 firmware presets
04:09 New mode 1: wavefolded sine wave
05:18 New mode 2: FM flute
06:22 New mode 3: chord organ
09:12 New mode 4: old school game
11:48 Drone mode
21:48 Onboard low pass filter"

Macbeth Studio Systems X-Series Micromac-D Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 SN C30307

via this auction

"This a a fully restored and serviced OB8. The service was completed by Ben Watcher of Odd Frequency (Nashville, Tn). MIDI mod has been added and works beautifully. The work is guaranteed through November 2022.

This is an early version of the unit that didn’t have the “Page Two” functions screen printed on the panel, so the tech labeled them for ease-of-use and testing. They’re easily removed, but I found them useful for remembering what lived where.

It is in very good condition and sounds absolutely gorgeous. I played it for hours when I picked it up from the tech.

It is a legend for a reason. Even without effects it has a full and rich sound. Send it through some reverb and delay and you will not be able to stop smiling.

Details of service below:

Action Performed / Recommended:
- Cleaned unit and performed initial calibration
- Noted failed "Keyboard Lower" LED
- Noted failed Filter Envelope on Voice 3
- Resolved Filter Envelope by replacing U311 (CEM3310) with AS3310 (modern replicant based on original)

- Completed recommend full replacement of capacitors
- Modifications to improve power supply and voice boards
- Rebushing and rebuild of keybed
- Battery replacement OR elimination kit
- MIDI kit and install

- Complete rebuild and re-bushing of keybed
- Full replacement of capacitors and voice board upgrade
- Battery elimination kit install
- MIDI kit and installation
- Complete calibration and troubleshoot

Notes during restoration:

- Dated the keyboard production date between January 17-23, 1983
- Many of the factory modifications had been performed already and I completed those that had not
- The later models of OB-8 had a different VCA. This unit has the CEM3360s.
- There were several CMOS ICs that had failed causing erratic behavior.
- Had to build a new cable and replace the ribbon cable between the Processor and Voice boards
- Later OB-8s had a different screen print, which showed Page 2 functions. I used a label maker to indicate these features
- Fully confirmed Page 2 functions"

Moog One Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer 8 Voice w/ Original Box

via this auction

Yamaha AN1x Synthesizer Tone Sound Demonstration

video upload by Mr. Clown's Arcade

"A simple demonstration of the Yamaha AN1X Analog Model Synthesizer. A home-made patch made to sound similar to the synthesizer voicing on the Van Halen track '1984'."

Polymoog Filters,Resonator's power!

video upload by SYNTHGURU

"Polymoog check after repair,exploring filter's power"

Polymoog Brass


video upload by Eaglechild

"AKAI XR10 - Drum machine SOUND DEMO (No Talking, only sounds)
Another great machine from the early 90's (16bit PCM).
This is a DEMO of the factory patterns. Very punchy for Rock, Pop, Synthwave, Retrowave, Vaporwave..."

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

© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.