MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 14, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

7 Minutes Alone with a 0-Coast in a Kansas City Hotel at Midnight (Make Noise Eurorack Drone)

video upload by Autotross

"The year was 2021. I'd just acquired the Make Noise 0-Coast the day before at Knobcon, and this was my first chance to get to know it. Alone, under the covers with just a few patch cables and my handy Zoom recorder, I droned.

Reverb and B-roll added later.
Reverb and b-roll added later."

Jordan Rudess plays the KW-8000 & Sorcerer Modern Virtual Synthesizers from Syntronik 2

video upload by ikmultimedia

"Watch Jordan Rudess plays one of the classic synths of Syntronik 2 - the KW-8000. The KW8000 delivers the late ‘80s sound of the digital-analog hybrid Korg DW-8000. The DW-8000 used digital oscillators with short samples of 16 different waveforms, then into an analog low-pass filter. The result is a remarkably warm sounding instrument whose timbres often sound more analog than digital."

Jordan Rudess plays the Sorcerer modern virtual synthesizer from Syntronik 2

"Watch Jordan Rudess plays one of the classic synths of Syntronik 2 - the Sorcerer. The Sorcerer offers the distinctive timbres of the legendary Moog source, two fat analog oscillators through the legendary Moog 24 dB per octave transistor ladder filter. In many ways, the Source was a programmable Minimoog capable of generating massive basses and superior leads."

Roland JD-08 Multitimbral Performance Demonstration

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Matthew (aka EZBOT) shares a demonstration of the Roland JD-08's powerful multitimbral capabilities. On the table is the Elektron Digitakt, The Elektron Octatrack and the Roland JD-08 Boutique Synthesizer.

With its retro workflow, evocative sounds, and powerful effects, the JD-800 was a favorite for top electronic music producers through the ’90s and beyond. Combining the original JD-800 waveforms with advanced modeling techniques, the JD-08 delivers the exquisite hands-on sound design of the original, along with hugely expanded polyphony, a two-part polyphonic sequencer, and other modern updates.

Order the Roland JD-08 here:
Order the Elektron Digitakt here:
Order the Elektron Octatrack here:
Video by: Matthew Piecora"

Noise Engineering team answers your questions!

video upload by Noise Engineering

"You have questions. We have answers.

0:06 How is it?
0:58 How did you guys start?
1:27 Do you write music?
2:13 Who are some of your favorite synthpop and industrial artists?
3:20 What are your favorite modules you've designed/played with?
5:34 How long did it take from deciding to start a synth company to selling your first module?
6:04 Being such a small company with such a large output, how can you make it?
6:44 Which field did you study to become amazing?
7:23 We had many questions about a possible update to Confundo Funkitus, plus others in the works (firmwares, sequencer, Virt Iter, etc.)
8:12 What has been the most unexpected thing done with one of your modules?
9:09 Are firmware updates possible for the Mimetic Digitalis?
9:55 Are there any wild/goofy ideas the team has come up with that just didn't take off?
10:32 What are your thoughts about putting alternate options on dip switches? Either up front or in back?
11:02 Who does the art for your posts and can I buy them a beer?
11:16 What is your perfect Sunday?

Noise Engineering Team:
Stephen McCaul, Chief Noisemaker
Kris Kaiser, Doer of Many Things
Markus Cancilla, Chief of Destruction
Adam Lange-Pearson: Chief Plumber
Elana Carroll: Destroyer of Worlds
Patrick O'Brien: Ambassador to the Stars"

Donny Benét - Le Piano (Official Music Video)

video upload by Donny Benét

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Roland TR-808 intro, followed by an ARP 2600. I'm guessing the 2600 is layered over a Yamaha CP70 mentioned below for the piano sounds? The 2600 does appear to come in for the synth solo at 3:04. The bass almost sounds synthetic. Soviet Space Child mentioned it sounds an awful lot like a MiniMoog. Whatever it is, it's fun stuff.

Video description:

From the EP Le Piano, out April 1 on Dot Dash Records
Pre order here: and from bandcamp
Directed, filmed and edited by Alex Smith
Assistance: Riley McCullagh
"It gives me great pleasure to present the first single Le Piano from my upcoming EP also titled Le Piano, coming out April 1 on Dot Dash records
After a crazy period of touring, being stuck at home for the past 2 years allowed life to slow down and gift me an extended period in my home studio.
After writing and releasing Mr Experience at the beginning of the coronavirus, I’d turned back to listening to a lot of instrumental music - Sakamoto, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Goblin, Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Yanni…to name a few.
I indulged myself and bought a vintage Yamaha CP70 electric grand piano, as well as finally setting up my studio to record live drums - something that’s been on my mind for quite some time. It seemed too soon to be writing a new album straight after Mr Experience (an album which I can’t wait to perform for you in 2022) so I spent most of the time in my little room experimenting, skilling up, and enjoying the musical process once again without the pressures of deadlines and touring.
This EP is a small taste of my world from this crazy moment in time - I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

White Sky by Baghead

"Guitar samples with slow whammy bar down and back into 3 instances of Audio Damage Enso Loopers, those into Other Desert Cities, MangleVerb plugins, drums by Microtonic and lead from Buchla Easel thru H9 Phantom Verb Preset"

Adeptus by Giorgio Sancristoforo

Neophitus (extract) - video upload by Giorgio Sancristoforo

From the album "Adeptus"
Visuals: Dr. Alberto Melappioni
Time-lapse footage of crystals growth under the microscope.
Observation in polarised light.

Full album available at

Rituals of passage, esoteric societies, initiation, are the leitmotif of this collection of sound meditations that immerse the listener in a place where time flows differently, where sound surfaces build filamentary mosaics of imperceptible passages. At each step, initiation is an ever deeper immersion into the Interiora Terrae cited by Basilio Valentino, implied in the iconology of the Mons Philosophorum. In order to welcome the light, the adept must first know the shadow, this is why the Greek μύστης were brought into the basement of the Eleusinian Temple before receiving the light of initiation: to die and resurrect. This shadows gradually thin out like a mist that evaporates, allowing us to perceive the details of an inner world that only silence can reveal.

Exhibited at the Wrong Biennale n°5 by the InAbsentia pavilion
released January 28, 2022

Recorded with a (B)Arp2500.
Dedicated to the 90th of Eliane Radigue

Written and recorded by Giorgio Sancristoforo

Dave Smith Instruments TETRA // Part 3 // Factory Combos 37-50 // NO TALKING

video upload by LESINDES

"DAVE SMITH INSTRUMENTS TETRA is a 4 voice multitimbral fully analog synth with also a built in step sequencer per voice.
Playing and fooling with FACTORY COMBO SOUNDS 37-50.
See also my other video on the DSI TETRA."


"Roland style" pad on Prophet 5/10 - How to create it.

video upload by Default Corporation

"Hi, today i show you how to create a pad on Prophet 5/10 in 'Roland style' from scratch."

Synth Brass With Gated Fuzz and Chorus | Sound Recipes #18

video upload by Reverb

"In this #SoundRecipe we're mixing a stereo synth with some fuzz and chorus for a complex tone. Get the full recipe and many others here."

tsoniq fusion VA for Korg Minilogue XD & Prologue w/ Alpha Juno, JP-8000, & Jupiter-4 OSC Models

videos upload by tsoniq

via tsoniq

"fusion is a user oscillator for the Korg Minilogue XD and Prologue synthesisers.

fusion provides a complete virtual-analogue synthesiser, with extensive control from the Prologue or Minilogue XD front panel.

Layer fusion with the standard VCOs to thicken sounds and add sub-oscillators, or use it standalone to provide a complete virtual-analogue emulation of the Logue VCOs but backed with a 24dB/octave filter – all controlled from the main synthesiser panel by mirroring the VCO and VCF controls along with their modulation sources.

fusion provides:

- resonant 12/24dB low-pass, high-pass and band-pass filters with key-tracking and EG and LFO modulation from the front panel

- accurate emulations of the Minilogue XD VCOs, including shape, sync, ring and cross-modulation

- dual oscillators that shadow the corresponding VCO panel controls
- a dedicated high-pass trim filter controlled via the multi-engine ‘shape’ control

- an adjustable analogue ‘age’ controlled via the multi-engine ‘shift-shape’ control

- the ability to use the VCO mixer levels to cross-fade between VCO and the paired digital oscillator
fusion uses a newly developed high-quality audio engine, using 2x oversampling and anti-aliased virtual analogue oscillators, which include:
- emulation of the Minilogue XD’s VCOs, with all three waveforms, shape modulation, sync and ring modulation
- emulation of the Alpha Juno PWM Saw waveform (“hoover” sound)
- emulation of the JP8000 super-saw and super-square oscillators
- emulation of the JP-4 sawtooth and sawtooth + sub oscillator
- pulse and pulse + sub waveforms
- phase modulation waveform generators"

New Loops Releases Pounding Techno Kicks with 30% off Intro Offer

video uploads by New Loops

"New Loops has announced the release of Pounding Techno Kicks — a collection of 600 techno kick drum samples and loops.

Here's what they say:

These are the deepest, hardest, punchiest kicks we've released and are ready to drop straight into your latest projects. You'll find a total of 600 audio files in the following categories: Long Kick Loops, Short Kicks Loops, Kick Transient Loops, Long Kick One- shots, Short Kick One-shots, and Kick Transient One-shots.

Intro Price: £13.99 / 30% off until the end of March 2022 (RRP £19.99).

You can also get an extra 30% off orders over £39 at with code: 30OFF39

Free demo presets are available at"

Kodamo Essencefm

via this auction

"In mint condition, hardly used, with film still on menu display, boxed, fully functional"

Note this is a supporting member listing.

See the KODAMO label below for demos and additional info on the KODAMO.

E-mu Proteus/1XR Demo - ProtoLogic Presets (Bank 2)

video upload by Python Blue

"New video, and just in time for what's admittedly my 30th birthday. This synthesizer demo covers a rarity I recently got my hands on: an E-mu Proteus 1XR expanded with the Protologic board by InVision Interactive, giving it 128 additional presets (a grand total of 512!) and additional samples that help get it close to the later General MIDI standard.

This video covers every preset from the second bank of 64 presets."

Bank 1 posted here.

Novation Summit Moon Pad

video upload by MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"An example of one of my pads created on the Summit Synthesizer ;-)
Earth Gravity 3 Rework (2008)"

"All of Me" by John Legend (Blue Marvin 2600 Rendition) [Valentine's Day 2022]

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Did this rendition of 'All of Me' by John Legend on my Behringer Blue Marvin 2600. I was sending the MIDI from Ableton through the Intellijel µMIDI eurorack module. Melody layer was also modulating the PWM of the with the Mutable Instruments Marbles. If you have any questions about the patch, let me know in the comments. Cheers!


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

UDO AUDIO Super 6 Binaural Hybrid Polysynth Sounds

video upload by MYSYNTH

Using Logic for Ambient

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:11 - Gating sequences with AND logic
04:24 - Hardware example
04:54 - Sequence variation with OR logic
13:48 - Hardware example
14:23 - Generative
19:09 - Hardware example

Omri's Links:

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Do you also think that reverb is life and want to share it with the world? Have a look here -
Buy me a coffee? -
Consider joining me on Patreon -
Patching techniques and ideas document -

Synthrotek waterproof 84hp Euro case quick review

video upload by Meska

"Hey, this is the only one water proof euro case i found online, and i realy like it :)

Thank you fwor watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly 'dark and expérimental' music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.
i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Waldorf Microwave XT Rackmount Synthesizer SN 930727587

via this auction

Tom Oberheim SEM Patch Panel SN 0261 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Patch panel version, no MIDI. All knobs are free of any defects. Sounds great! Amazing filter also accessible for external audio. Mint! Great condition just a rub on a side panel. No other scratches or marks. Stayed in a box most of the time. Only some home studio usage. With original box and AC adapter (north american plug). With original box and registration card."

Korg Wavestate w/ Custom Emerald Green Body & Sage Green Face

via this auction

"Korg Wavestate Wave Sequencing Synthesizer 2020 - Present Custom Emerald green body, Sage green face.

Works like brand new, except that I switched the pitch and knob wheels; the pitch wheel is on the right and functions as a micro tuner (no spring), the mod wheel is on the left with the spring. This is an unfinished project, I recommend purchasing 23 chase bliss knobs ($4/each) to complete the customization. The original Wavestate knobs clash with my paint job."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer Module W Quicksilver Mod SN 130600

via this auction

"Great condition. New buttons. Fully checked and works great."

Roland Jupiter-8 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer W/ Hard Case SN 161627

via this auction

Korg Poly Ensemble

via this auction

"The Polyphonic Ensemble P was one of KORG's first polyphonic instruments. Instead of using divide down oscillator technology to achieve full polyphony, the PE-1000 is one of a very few paraphonic (or polyphonic) synths from the 1970s which has a seperate oscillator per key, if not the only one, which makes it sound richer since detuning between octaves is possible (that's what the Pitch Expand knob does). It offers seven preset sounds including String, Pipe Organ, Brass, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord and Clavichord. An eighth preset called Control is basically a free synth mode with a selection of square or sawtooth waveforms."

Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar 37-Key Analog Monophonic Programmable Synthesizer

via this auction

Pic of the introduction fromt the user manual below for those intersted.

""Meet OSCar" Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar 37-key Analog Monophonic Programmable Synthesizer Excellent Example! Great Condition!
SN: 0626
All foam is intact with some minor cracking on one piece as shown in photos. These foam pieces have become available on eBay if they should ever need replacing. Pots are also available from the same seller should one fail.
Plywood bottom shows no signs of damage and looks great.
Full Midi

Light scratching on some of the paint work, but overall very little wear.
Has Stand, soft large cloth cover, and a power converter included with sale.
Comes with Original Owners Manual, Not a Reprint!"

Korg Sigma

via this auction

"Beautiful Sigma analog synth from 1979. Very rare and in perfect condition. Everything works perfectly.

It is a monophonic synth with two oscillators. The sound is superb and the low pass and high pass filters sound very good.

The sounds are organized in presets that can be activated with the push buttons and adjusted with a potentiometer.
These presets are arranged in two sound sections (two oscillators): "SYNTHE", and "INSTRUMENT", this last section being dedicated to the imitation of existing instruments: high wood, flute, string, bassoon, etc. These two sections can be mixed via a rotary control on the left of the keyboard, but you can also mix the presets of the same section between them (note: mono output or twice mono to have each oscillator separately). This system of presets is very useful on stage but also for creating sounds: you have very quickly access to a multitude of sound combinations and you quickly find good combinations to your taste. The possibilities for creating lead synth sounds as well as electro bass are endless. The grain is there and the different presets sound warm.

An "EFFECTS" section allows you to adjust the octave (+ 1 / -1), the portamento, the after-touch (vibrato, pitch towards low or pitch towards high), vibrato (intensity, speed, delay ), multiple or single trigger (interesting to re-trigger or not the envelope), play in quarter tones, tune (or out of tune) the oscillos between them.

But the most important and the most original is the presence of the two joysticks acting on the filter and the modulations, allowing effects of an exceptional expressiveness!

The first joystick allows simultaneous control of the pitch (bass-treble), vibrato and a random dose on the oscillator frequency, and the other allows to control the high-pass and low-pass filters simultaneously. You can play for hours with these joysticks on just 3 notes.

It is equipped with a headphone output, two line outputs (instrument and synth separated or mixed if you only connect to a single output), control voltage inputs and outputs (VCF, VCO FM in, Keyboard trigger out, CV out, Eg Trigger in, VCO CV in). With a MIDI to CV converter, we can therefore play with MIDI via a sequencer and control some of its functions.

There are also behind rubber covers, 14 tiny rotary potentiometers that can be operated with a thin flat screwdriver. They allow you to adjust the output currents of the CV gate, Trig ... and also to adjust in particular the amplitude of the pitch.

Finally, the keyboard is very pleasant to play."

Jewel Bandolero Based on the GEM Rodeo 49

video upload by Soundiron

This might be first post to mention the Rodeo 49. The Rodeo 37 was featured here in a demo.

Also see the Jewel Runner 49 - GEM Sprinter 49 B Soft Synth

"This video takes you through the sounds and features within the newest addition to our Vintage Keys Series, Jewel Bandolero."

*(00:00) - Intro
*(01:27) - Sustains
*(02:57) - Staccatos
*(03:25) - Magic Chords
*(04:06) - Key Up/Down FX
*(04:26) - Drum Loops
*(05:28) - Ambiences
*(08:56) - Sound-Shaping Controls
*(10:37) - Custom FX Presets
*(12:56) - Outro

via Soundiron

"Jewel Bandolero captures the vintage analog sounds of the distinctive Gem Rodeo 49. This Italian synthesizer was introduced to the market by the Galanti Group in the early 1970s. It featured a 49-key keyboard and drum/rhythm machine, as well as a variety of knobs and faders to control layer volume, instrument type, accompaniment, and tempo. Our library includes synth sustains, staccatos, and “Magic Chords” dialed in from the organ, and 41 tempo-syncable drum machine loops. We recorded the instrument articulations in wide stereo and direct line in. After that, we crafted twenty evolving ambient pads from the source content to enhance versatility. Jewel Bandolero offers an exploration of a classic combo organ, complete with warm tonal colors ready to complement any genre of music.

We’ve packed the GUI with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the sound in many ways. You have control over Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering. The "Glide" control slider allows you to play legato and portamento leads. You’ll also find an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filter, with assignable modulation control options, including velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. You can also use our customizable arpeggiator, with a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomization and duration."


video upload by zack dagoba

"A Roland MC4 controlling an EMS VCS3 and double AKS (the Crystal Machine)"

Making a Full Song with the Model:Cycles

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I show the making of a full song with the Elektron Model Cycles and my DAW, including FM drum and synth sound design, presets, and arrangement and mixing in post.

00:00 Intro
00:32 Pattern 1 (Cycles)
05:55 Pattern 2 (Cycles)
10:13 Mixing pattern 1 (DAW)
14:35 Mixing pattern 2 (DAW)
17:07 Full song
20:20 More videos

Get my $5 sample pack:
Get my $3.50 MicroFreak patch pack:"

How to turn the Arturia Buchla Easel into some Experimental Drum Machine (Sound Design Tutorial)

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"In this sound design tutorial I want to dive a little deeper into the sound possibilities of the Arturia Buchla Easel and turn it into some organic, experimental and sometimes a little funny drum machine. First you will see which parameters are important in order to get some different layers of drums going. Then I will also show you how you can effectively midi map some important parameters to a midi controller, so that you can create beats and patterns without having to look at the computer screen.

00:00 Introduction
00:47 Sound Design
20:46 Midi Mappings"

A polyphonic synthesizer in 1974???

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"What if I told you that there was an instrument capable of giving the polyphonic synthesizer sounds that were sought after 1968, but historically weren't provided in a consumer sense until 1975?
Have a listen and see if you are familiar with this common instrument...

In this video, all synthesizer sounds were generated by a readily-available polyphonic instrument from 1974."

Find the answer here.

10-The IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro- Voice

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the "voice" utility found on the IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro.

The theme music for this demonstration was created entirely with the UNO Synth Pro in combination with rhythm parts assembled out of GarageBand drum loops."

AutomaticGainsay IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro posts

Tip Top / Buchla 258t fm depth - sine wave carrier test (non musical demo)

video upload by brandon logic

"Just a simple listen to the fm depth on the 258t.

No external modulation or sequencing, just manual tweaking. sine wave carrier."

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