MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022

MicroAddict: Synths & Microbes

video upload by MicroAddict

This one is in via supporting member SynthAddict who had the following to say:

"I started a new microscope life channel that will feature original synth music, mostly from modular to add to the mood.

My launch video today features some ambient space music from a Korg Wavestation A/D for all parts, made on an RC-505 looper (DAWless). For now it’s interesting visuals with synth music.

One of my upcoming videos will feature microbes found on synths and drum machines: cables, keys, pads, buttons, and strips... and chairs/floors. Should be fun 😀 it might get folks to dust and clean the studio more often."

And: "The critters here came from a local park and a pond.
The tardigrade came from dry moss and I brought him out of stasis by oaking the moss.
The spider was on the moss before I soaked it (extra bonus).

Tardigrades can survive very harsh conditions and 'resurrect'.
NASA even took them into space and they survived!"

Roland 100M filter modification demo

video upload by zack dagoba

Sacred 🧙‍♀️ (Dreadbox Nymphes) - Jamuary2022

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

Update: Re-upload with better audio (the previous version had a lower volume -10 dB)

"The challenge with this one was to use the Dreadbox - Nymphes, 4-voice analog polyphonic synth, as only instrument for the whole track, without any external effects! (only some EQ/comp for mixing purposes).
I'm not a big fan of the Nymphes' internal reverb, but had to use it for this track.
As I also wanted to have a kind of delay effect on the SEQ track (heard on the left speaker), I had to do it manually by re-recording a 2nd SEQ track (heard on the right speaker) after having shifted the MIDI notes of the first SEQ track 😅

I initially composed this track with the Conductive Labs - NDLR sequencer. I recorded its MIDI output in my DAW and later did some editing, adding some pitch bends, notes for transitions, etc.

I was quite surprised of how this little synth can be so versatile and sound fat! (There's been a lot of talk about its user interface, and indeed, I would have preferred either a small screen or a larger surface too!)"

Buchla Tiptop 258t Trilogy

video upload by Todd Barton

"Three brief explorations around the Buchla TiptopAudio 258t Dual Oscillator. I'm already impressed with the wide range of sounds possible. Enjoy!"

Arturia Polybrute vs Matrixbrute the "did you need both?" review

video upload by Knobs & Switches

"Here is my Arturia Polybrute vs Arturia Matrixbrute "did you need both" review or better call it 'movie'. With a little help from Arturia's Drumbrute Impact.

00:00:00​ Intro
00:00:30​ Title Track
00:01:14​ Epilogue
00:03:41​ Sound Demos
00:15:52 Overview Matrixbrute & Polybrute
00:19:26 VCO´s
00:28:54 Mixer
00:30:54 VCF´s
00:44:01 Envelopes
00:49:53 LFO´s
01:01:48 EFX´s
01:06:03 Arpeggio & Sequencer
01:09:07 Audio Mod & Filter FM
01:15:09 Miscellaneous
01:20:23 Conclusion
01:23:21 Outro

Thanks to my wife for the nice Matrixbrute :-)

Used Equipment: Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple iPhone 7S Plus, Sony ZV-1, Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo, Steinberg Cubase 11 and Apple iMovie
The Intro and Outro was made with Polybrute, Matrixbrute & Drumbrute Impact"

Sequential Prophet X - Ambient Soundscape Imrpovisation - "The Relaxing Prophet"

video upload by KeyRides

"I love the Prophet X. Really. I deeply enjoy it´s possibilities. It´s overall structure, it´s audio quality.

For me, it is the most inspiring instrument I own.

Sometimes I sit down and start programming just for the fun of it to relax and calm down.

Mostly I don´t record, what I do when I´m programming. But this time, I had the cam near me from the last videos.

So, this is, what it sounded like in the end.

Hope, you like it!



Sequential Pro 3 Review

video upload by Justin Carey

"My thoughts on this amazing synth. 05:20 playing begins."

Polyfusion 2000

video upload by roginator1

Update: video added above.

via this auction

"Polyfusion modular for sale (Roginator).
Pick up only between Bruges and Ghent Belgium

4 vco's
2 lpf (1 filter is a bit off)

1 hpf
1 formant filter
2 lfo's
4 adsr
4 mixer mod
2 attenuators
2 Vca modules (4 Vca's)

And some unfinished modules"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING Live Performance Modular HTX 012922

video upload by thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING Live Performance Modular HTX Meetup 012922
venue: Axelrad
Noiz circuit:
Modular rig
DirtyWave M8 - Master MIDI clock for the entire circuit
1010Music BlueBox
FaderFox PC12 - controlling all the levels and FX of the BlueBox and levels of the M8 tracks
for more noiz:

Monome Arc 4: Eerie Dark Ambient Piece

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
A piece I did a few months ago when I still had the monome arc 4 and the monome ansible. Decided to try out some dark ambient and more eerie music, and it seemed like a monome arc is a perfect tool for that. Cheers!
Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

Traffic noise and Nightsky pedal - press S to sound awesome

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Ok, here's traffic #noise through a #strymon #nightsky pedal." Featuring the Yamaha EX5 and Akai MPC One.


dreadbox Nymphes Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Reverb: Presets for Ambient and Techno

video upload by Limbic Bits

"dreadbox Nymphes Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Reverb: Presets for Ambient and Techno"

Korg Minilogue XD

via this auction

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Moog Subsequent 37 Analog Synth

via this auction

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Oberheim OB-MX 6 Voice Designed by Don Buchla SN MX001416

via this auction

"Up for grabs is a Oberheim OB-MX 6 Voice. Deep analog poly designed by Don Buchla and built in Oakland, CA. Fully serviced in 2021- Power supply rebuilt, all voice card received recalibration and electronic caps changed, all pots and switches cleaned. Top notch unit."

Korg Oasys Keyboard 88 Key Open Architecture Synthesizer Studio SN 000646

via this auction

Korg Opsix 37-Key Altered FM Synthesizer

via this auction

Patch of The Week: Choir Sound 1 - Tutorial with patch chart and demo performance

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"A simple choir-like timbre using multiple VCOs, including examples with 3 different filters, how to use modulation to add realism, a short performance demonstration, and patch diagram at the end (with notes and full downloadable patch sheet in the description).
This version uses 3 analogue oscillators, being modulated separately, to simulate the imperfect tuning of multiple human voices singing together. There are more advanced methods to create vocal-like sounds, such as those used in synths like the Roland VP330, but it can be difficult (and possibly hugely expensive) to represent the components used within the modular domain. However, if a comparable sound is achieved in a modular format then the degree to which it can be tweaked and customised is limitless, which can't be said for the self-contained instruments of the past.
Patch Notes and PDF link further down the page.

00:00 Start
00:11 Introduction
00:45 Building the patch (Ladder Filter)
03:38 With Sonic XV & Gemini
05:46 Example Performance
09:39 Patch Sheet"

Stylophone Hip Hop jam created using the Stylophone Gen X-1 and Limited Edition Bowie Stylophone

video upload by Stylophone

"Funky hip-hop jam created with the Stylophone Gen X-1 and the limited edition Bowie Stylophone!"

Jamuary 08 2022 - Korg modwave #jamuary2022

video upload by Waveformer

"My last jam for Jamuary 2022 is a Berlin School / Ambient piece on the Korg modwave synthesizer, using a custom arpeggiator-driven patch with four parts. I play the arpeggiators and do live sound design during the jam, with explanatory text overlays in the video. Its a lot of fun using the modwave as a multitimbral synth with the help of its amazingly powerful modulation matrix and motion sequencing capabilities.

My music on Bandcamp:

Patch description:

Layer A Osc 1 Arp Melody and Bass
Layer A Osc 2 Arp Bass and Melody
Layer A Noise Light percussion
Layer B Osc 1 Arp Melody
Layer B Osc 2 Arp Melody

Each track's volume can be controlled independently using the four Mod Knobs, so I can fade each track in and out.

The oscillators on each layer share the arpeggiator, the filter and the effects.

The oscillator on each track has it's own amplitude envelope, using Osc 1 and Osc 2 envelopes.

Motion sequence lanes A-D modifies the notes played by the arpeggiator, adding silence/rests, holding notes, adding ratchets, adding glide, or shifting the notes up or down by an octave or a fifth.

So even though there are only two arpeggiators, one for each layer, each of the four tracks appears to have it's own unique rhythm and melody.

The ModWheel is used to set Filter Cutoff frequency for Layer B.

The KAOSS pad is used to modulate the Wavetable Position and Morph (Stretch) for Oscillator 1 on Layer B.

The audio is recorded to SD card on a Zoom R-16 mixer/recorder and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on a Canon EOS M50 mk2 with the included EF-M 15-45mm lens. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 17."

Oberheim Matrix-12 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Effect Used.
Universal Audio Apollo 8P Audio Interface System.
Neve 88RS Channel Strip.(Only head amp module)
Cooper® Time Cube Mk II Delay (Stereo Delay)
Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb."

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

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