MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Nick Semrad's Sequential Pro 3 Patch Set (Demo)

video upload by Nicholas Semrad

"Here is a demo video for my available-for-purchase Sequential Pro 3 Patch Set. You can purchase these patches at my website,

My apologies for the somewhat shaky video at times. I got a little too into the wheel usage ;-)

These patches are for use EXCLUSIVELY with the Pro 3 and no other boards/software. Thanks for Emily Hoerdemann for the cover design!"

Happy Birthday Herb Deutsch!

In case you missed it, Herb Deutsch turned 90 today! See Moog Music's GIANTS | Herb Deutsch and The Bog Moog Foundation post featuring a video of Herb and a raffle for a Minimoog Model D signed by him.

You can find numerous posts mentioning Herb Deutsch in previous posts here.

Rather than go with a classic shot of Herb with a Moog synthesizer, I thought I'd go with what is currently featured on Wikipedia. Why? Why not? It's a reflection of popular culture outside of our inner synth community, and it's interesting in that this is the image they selected for him. It's also a great shot! 

Here's a blurb from Wikipedia:

"Herbert A. Deutsch (born February, 1932) is an American composer, inventor, and educator. Currently professor emeritus of electronic music and composition at Hofstra University, he is best known for co-inventing the Moog Synthesizer with Bob Moog in 1964.

Deutsch had assembled a theremin based on Moog's design in 1962 and in November, 1963 he introduced himself to Moog at a music-education conference in Rochester, NY.[1] In 1964 Moog and Deutsch started investigating the possibilities of a new instrument to aid composers.[2] Deutsch has been credited with the keyboard interface of the Moog.[2] He composed the first piece ever for the Moog ("Jazz Images - A Worksong and Blues"[1]) and performed early Moog concerts at The Town Hall and The Museum of Modern Art in New York (1969's Jazz in the Garden [3]).[4] The prototype Moog synthesizer, developed by Bob Moog and Herbert Deutsch in 1964, is part of the collections of The Henry Ford museum.[5]

Deutsch is a dedicated educator. In the early 1970s he taught at St. Agnes High School in Rockville Centre, New York. He has taught at Hofstra University for over 50 years and was twice the chair of the music department. Deutsch co-founded the Long Island Composers Alliance in 1972, and works with music foundation NYSSMA. In 1994 he proposed its Electronic Music Composition Showcase.[6]"

Happy birthday Herb! :)

Suzanne Ciani on synthesizer

video upload by The First Cat in Space

"We saw her play live a couple of years ago in London, which was fantastic!
This is a recording of her in Paris in 1971"

Also see 17 Year Old Suzanne Ciani's Fish Music & More on Vinyl

You can find additional posts mentioning Suzanne Ciani here.

Buchla Tiptop 281t to Easel Command

video upload by Todd Barton

"One possible connection between the Buchla-Tiptop Audio 281t Quad Function Generator and the BuchaUSA 208c Easel Command using the UTL-1 Format Jumbler from Low-Gain. Clearly there are at least 10,000 more possibilities :-)"

Buchla 208c to Buchla Tiptop 281t 258t

"In my previous post used the Tiptop 281t to drive the 208c, this time I'm reversing the with the Buchla 208c pulser driving the 281t and different flavors of random voltages going to the 258t oscillators. Enjoy!"

Access Virus Ti 2

video upload by MYSYNTH

This Day In History

via @SequentialLLC

"This day in Sequential history - Feb 9th, 2013: Dave Smith and Ikutaro Kakehashi awarded the technical Grammy for the creation of MIDI: [link]"

Posted here on MATRIXSYNTH with a pic of Dave at the Grammys. Dave's Grammy also gets a mention in these 2015 interviews with Dave Smith, Tom Oberheim, and Roger Linn on their pioneering history in synth design.

Playing the Sequential Prophet 10 (Song: Morning Shine + Improvisation)

video upload by shookmusic

"Thanks to Sequential for bringing back the Prophet 5/10 !
Song: Morning Shine
Reverb: Valhalla Vintage Verb

Exploration | Sequential Prophet 10 REV4

video upload by MIDERA

"You wouldn’t know it but I already wrote a description. Only, YouTube does this wonderful things on phones where if you pull down to refresh, it’ll delete everything if you hadn’t saved (no warning splash screen). So that’s fun. Here we go again.

Ok, so I dismantled my studio, ripped everything down, frustrated that I have too much but can’t figure out what to part with. Part of its fear that I’ll never get it back, part of its fear that it’ll just go up in price to ridiculous levels (Juno 106 for one, I bet my Roland SH-01a (blue) I sold for $300 is fetching more than my real SH-101 these days too) so I can’t get them back. Part of it is that I genuinely enjoy using the gear and writing weird things with them (my Hapyness patch on the D50 for example).

My studio is small. 11x12’, which just isn’t very much room. But I don’t want a lot of gear hooked up to sequencers as it get difficult to manage. But I want to make good use of everything… constant disarray, rearranging, dissatisfaction, etc.

As for the P10, I don’t like where it’s seated, but I sat down anyway, plugged it in, and just recorded the process. It might start out pleasant, but it soon hits a cacophony of disharmonious sounds. Hard to say whether it’s interesting. I had fun exploring anyway.

Eventide Blackhole VST for reverb."

Sonicware Liven // Factory Presets 1

video upload by LESINDES

Exploring Circuit's Synth Engines // Novation Live

video upload by NovationTV

"For our first edition of Novation Live in 2022, we're taking an exciting deep dive into the world of Circuit’s Nova synth engines. Featuring the original Circuit and Circuit Tracks, -CALC- will be sculpting sounds, creating presets, and exploring all the powerful features that the synth engines offer.

Whether you're new to Circuit or an experienced user, this Novation Live will help you develop your own distinctive sounds.

--- Discover Circuit Tracks:"

Semi- Generative Ambient Modular with Dreadbox Dysphonia and Robaux 3PT - #jamuary 17 2022

video upload by Tum Tum

"This video was supposed to be a time lapse of me soldering together the 3PT from Robaux but there was some error and none of it got recorded. Oh well, the cycling LEDs on this module are mesmerizing enough."

Hexinverter Mutant Clap

via this auction

"Good functional and aesthetic conditions."

This is a supporting member listing.

Novation Supernova II

via this auction

Nord Rack Expanded w/ PCMCIA Card

via this auction

Akai AX 73 Synthesizer Voice Board

via this auction

"Akai AX 73 Synthesizer Voice Board #L1013A5040 without CEM IC's

Does NOT include CEM3394 IC's - Board tested in working order

Virtual Sound Technology - Akai Authorized Parts and Service since 1986
Large inventory of Akai Professional/Akai Digital 'Legacy' products parts."

You can find additional shots of the inside of an Akai AX73 posted back in 2011 here.

Star Instruments Synare 3 PS-3 Synth / Electronic Drum SN 4568

via this auction

"Star Instruments Synare 3 PS-3 Synth / Electronic Drum. Famously used by Joy Division as snare sound on "she's lost control." Simple oscillators thru nice unique sounding filter with fm and vcf + vca decay envelopes.Can be played with drum sticks or has an unusual trigger input (functions more like vca input, best with positive triggers / voltages you can attenuate).Works fine."

KellerDev Arduino DIY Modular Synthesizer

videos uploaded by KellerDev

1. DIY Modular Synthesizer Test
Playing arround with a melody on this diy modular synth
2. DIY 16 Step Sequencer
DIY 16 Step Sequencer for a modular Synthesizer. It uses a couple of shift registers and an Arduino Nano. The frequency for each step is read by the ADC of the arduino, then quantized and played back through the PWM as CV. The v/oct scale is set by an opamp
3. Arduino DIY synth, sequencer and drum machine
This is a DIY synthesizer made with the mozzi library and Arduino Nano. It uses 4 multiplexers CD4051 and three decade counters 4017. Sound samples :
4. DIY analog Synth - Arduino Nano PWM CV output
Setup for Control Voltage output for a DIY analog synthesizer, using the PWM from arduino. Adjusting it to align with the 1v/octave standard.Most modules so far are from Moritz Klein, including the Diode Ladder Filter. Here's a sound example :


video upload by Astro Poly

"This is the weird take on the weird sound generator synthesizer I've redesigned with the help of my brother. Our goal is to provide estatic pleasing synthesizers by using unconventional materials.

The MFOS WSG is a synth for anyone who is looking for unique and more unknown sounds that are yet there to discover. By adding some effects you can easily create unique soundscapes and some interesting textures.

Our next project will be the Soundlab Mini MKII but before we get to this point I'll create a video soon where I'll share more information about the Weird Sound Generator.

For schematics and info go to:

You can easily create one yourself!"

Circuit Rhythm - Found Sounds // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"Join Novation product specialist Enrique for a found sounds journey across the diverse backdrops of Los Angeles. Equipped with a budget mic, Circuit Rhythm and plenty of creativity, Enrique spends the day capturing found sounds and recording them directly to Rhythm's hardware.

Back at the studio, Enrique uses Circuit Rhythm to slice, sculpt and resample the found sounds to create a unique LA-infused beat. If you're looking to learn more about Circuit Rhythm's beatmaking process, or want to find out how you can use found sounds to push your creative boundaries, be sure to watch Enrique throughout his found sound adventure.

--- Found Sounds Chapters:
00:00 The Setup
00:24 Finding Sounds
05:38 Testing Some Sounds
06:18 Making the Beat
08:37 Resampling the Whole Beat to Chop It Up
09:55 Repitching and Performing the Beat
11:00 Final Words

--- Discover Circuit Rhythm:

A simple DIY CV quantizer that you can make

video upload by Afrorack


Schematic and Arduino code

GIANTS | Herb Deutsch

video upload by Moog Music Inc

"'GIANTS' is a platform for legendary electronic musicians and innovators to express themselves through the art of storytelling. This new documentary series, filmed and produced by Moog Music, is about honoring and preserving the legacy of these artists and sharing their untold stories with the world.

The first installment of 'GIANTS' focuses on Herb Deutsch, co-inventor of the Moog modular synthesizer. The composer, music educator, and friend and collaborator of Bob Moog journeys back in time to talk about some of music history’s most prolific moments and expand on “the perfect definition” of what music is and can be: sound organized in time.

00:00 Introduction
02:21 Sound Organized in Time
05:37 A Christmas Carol, 1963
10:00 Bob Moog Origins
14:14 Musical Articulation
18:17 Moog at MoMA
20:36 Moog Legacy"

Also see Vintage Minimoog Model D Signed by Herb Deutsch - Bob Moog Foundation 2022 Raffle

The Inner Lives of Machines

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"An exploration of the sounds and rhythms found in electro-magnetic fields.

Geophysical Morphagene Reels by Carmelo Pampillonio [see this post]

The Reel created for this video:"

Ambient Explorations pt.32 (Atari Punk Console DIY Synthesizer)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"I decided to start learning about how to build DIY synthesizers, and the basics of circuit bending as a whole, so as a complete noob in all of this, I bought an Atari Punk Console DIY synthesizer kit on synthrotek. I spent probably close to 7 hours on this simple build, just because I never soldered anything in my life so it took some troubleshooting at some point, but I managed to get it working somewhat. I will be making videos about DIY synthesizers and time-lapses and whatnot of my beginner experiments, and such. For now, I made this 'ambient' piece with the 'Quinoa Punk Console'. I thought it would be funny if I put it into a used box of Chewy granola bars, instead of a normal box.

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

Korg Modwave - "Cinematica" 40 Performances

video upload by LFOstore

" presents "Cinematica" soundset for Korg Modwave.

Modwave is a powerful synthesizer with great potential and an incredible variety of sounds that we will immerse in the 'Cinematica'

40 amazing performances are waiting for you!


In this bank you will find all what you need for making original soundtrack:

Deep Soundscapes
Sparkling Arpeggios
Cinematic Sequences
Lushiest Pads
Massive Strings
Analog Basses

that will fill your compositions with new colors and emotions.

By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Welcome to the universe of sounds.

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Soma Lyra-8 ambient drone synthesizer Tutorial lesson 7: Pitch CV

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"This seventh video shows some normal and crazy ways to use the pitch CV input. Please leave a comment with any questions or requests and a like if this was helpful."

EthanJamesMusic Soma Lyra-8 lessons

Access Virus C SN 10200115

via this auction

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer

via this auction

"The ESQ-1 is a ridiculously cool polyphonic 8-voice vintage synth with analog filters. Grab your headbands and Aquanet: it's about to get real 80's in here. [raise your hand if you ever used Aquanet]

Even though she's got some age on her, the features on this thing are nice: it's a pressure and velocity sensitive 61 key (8 voice, 9 channel multitimbral) synth with three oscillators (32 waveforms), a 24dB low pass analog filter, four (4 rate, 3 level) envelopes, three LFOs, 8 track sequencer, versatile modulation..wait for it....and MIDI.

Dig deeper into the modulation options and you'll find the ability to create organic, evolving pads and subtle shifting textures. The sound quality of the ESQ-1 is digital, yet warm and unmistakably '80s with tons of character and depth to what it can create.

This amazing piece of synth history is lightly used for its age and has signs of love and use overall. But it still looks great and functions as it should. Grab this for your rig and we'll ship out the next day with the included bag!"

Elektron Digitone w/ Original Outer and Inner Boxes

via this auction

First post to feature the outer brown box. Compare to the Digitone keys in previous posts here.

Midibox SID

video upload by Mathmatrix

"The reverb used is external, it's not coming from the Midibox Sid"

via this auction

"Midibox SID DIY synthesizer. It was built by my friend at Feedback Modules 12 years ago. It has a solid metal case and works perfectly. It's the real deal when it comes to C64 sounds. It has some gritty 8bit sounds as well as a real analogue multimode filter, 3 oscillators and plenty of modulations. The chip came from my old C64, it's the latest version, the one with the fewer bugs. I've made a video demo with some presets, you can find it on this page. The reverb is coming from an external unit."

Solina String Ensemble Synthesizer Arp Explorer

video upload by boogie-boutique

"Rare Solina String-Synthesizer, a combination of the classic String-Ensemble and an Arp Explorer monopnonic synthesizer in one box including the ability to route the strings through the filter of the Explorer, very nice. Not my finest playing but shows working order, this unit was damaged from transport and works again after technical repair a few years ago."

Eminent Solina String Synthesizer SN 0133020

via this auction

"This is a very rare hybrid version of the Solina String. It is supposed that only 100 units were built by Eminent in Netherland (Bodegraven). It is a combination of the String Ensemble and the Arp Explorer 1. The mix beetween synthetizer filter and the string machine makes really nice possibilities and a so nice athmospheric sounds."

Korg Legacy MS-20 Modded Flat w/ Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"The MS20 controller have been moded to spend less estate on my home studio. It can be reversed back to it’s original feature, everything is inside the box"

Kind of interesting to see what the MS20 might have looked liked if they went with a flat panel design.

Ensoniq ASR X Pro Advanced Sampler Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland SH-2 Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

YAMAHA CS15 Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

2 x Roland SH-1000 Analog Synthesizer 1973 | HD DEMO – Comparison

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"The Roland SH-1000 is a monophonic analog synth.
It has a fully programmable part and a preset part in addition.
It has an awesome analog tone!
Not to be confused with the SH-2000, which is a fully preset synthesizer.

The Roland SH-1000, introduced in 1973, was the first compact synthesizer produced in Japan, and the first synthesizer produced by Roland.

It resembles a home organ more than a commercial synth, with coloured tabs labelled with descriptions of its presets and of the "footage" of the divide-down oscillator system used in its manually editable synthesizer section. It produced electronic sounds that many professional musicians sought after whilst being easier to obtain and transport than its Western equivalents.

The synthesizer has 10 simple preset voices combined with a manually editable section which can be manually tweaked around to create new interesting sounds. No user program memory is available. Its effects include white noise generator, portamento, octave transposition, two low frequency oscillators and a random note generator. Even with a single oscillator, it sounds like there are several thanks to the 8 sub-osc keys. The ninth is the (white or pink) noise."

Roland JX-3P Editing Without PG-200 Programmer Demo Tutorial Edit NoTalk #JX3P #JX3p #PG200 #PG-200

video upload by Cristian Arghirescu

#1 ELECTRONICS AND MUSIC MAKER December 1983 #shorts

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"in this series of shorts we will scan through some magazines!"

Electronics & Music Maker featuring Gary Numan
Roland MC-202
Yamaha R1000 Digital Reverb
The London Rock Shop w/ Roland SH-101 for £199 & Oberheim OB-8 for £2995.
Kawai SX-210 for £999
Yamaha DX7 for £1299, DX9 for £899
Sequential Circuits Prophet T8

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

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