MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 18, 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022

SCI Prophet 5 and 10 - filter sweeping

video upload by Glen H

"Some SSM2040 and CEM3320 filter sweeping action"

Velix Touchable synthesizer with a built-in effect processor

video uploads by errorinstruments paul tas

Velix Touchable synthesizer with a built-in effect processor
Velix sonic shaper
Using Effect input on Velix
Using input in the effect processor off Velix Playing together

Velix Sonic shaper.

Is it touch texture feedback organic Synthesizer .

Analog engine With a Digitaal effect processor .

Use for soundscapes different noises deep Organica sounds The effect processor

is also use for different devices .

It has a mini jack in So you can use the effect standalone or together

with the touch synthesizer Engine

Division 6 Business Card Sequencer and Synthesizer with a Korg NTS1

video upload by Chuck Stephens

"This is a Division 6 Business Card Sequencer and Synthesizer. These came as kits. The sequencer was $35 and the synth was $45. The sequencer is very capable. If you have any gear that takes CV pitch/gate buy one now! The synth is kinda lofi but it has potential with careful adjustment. For $80 this is a fun pair!

I ran them both through a Korg NTS1 for some delay, reverb and drums. The NTS1 is a $90 digital synth/effects kit. If you play music go bug one immediately! Seriously, I use the NTS1 as a synth with a midi keyboard, as a generative drum machine with the Ruismaker drum beta download and as an effects processor for everything. Anyway, this is a quick jam after some careful tweaking. I could record an album with this rig and a Keystep!"

The Forgotten Life Of Spliced Noodles

video upload by John L Rice

"A sort of "cutting room floor" video for fun. :-)

The sequence was basically done with a Moon Modular 569 sequencer and a Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Magnus VCO/voice module. I think there was an Oakley Flanger module and Club Of The Knobs Phase Processor modules used and probably other modules but the patch is no longer up and I can't remember. The soloing and chords were from a Yamaha FS1R and Roland Integra7 using Roland A-88 and A-49 keyboards.

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, and commenting! 🥳 "

OBERHEIM OB X - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Roland MC-4: The 1981 Music Computer

video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the Roland MicroComposer / MC-4 from 1981.

In 1977 Roland introduced the first ever microprocessor controlled digital sequencer, which was the MC-8 designed by Ralph Dyck. The MC-4 was the successor and was one of Roland's few CV/Gate digital sequencers before they moved over to MIDI shortly after.

Both when it was new and many years after it was seemingly obsolete, numerous artists swore by it and they're now sought after. In the video we explore why.

With thanks to Pea Hicks for the MC-8 footage and images.

0:00 Intro Jam
0:41 Origin of the MC series
2:54 Interlude
3:31 Demonstration of how it works
10:20 The end result
10:47 Summary of the experience
12:09 Others ways to program
13:16 Experiments & explorations
19:03 MC-4b etc
19:39 Who used it, when and why?"

Sampling Live Instruments with DateNite : Club Ready Dance Beats on Venus

video upload by Perfect Circuit

" - Our Signal article about sampling with thoughts from DateNite and the crew about creating your own unique electronic voice.

LA based producer, composer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist DateNite stopped by the studio to show us some of her workflow using hardware!

Get ready to dance as she shows us how she blends live instrumentation with sampling, singing, and tight beats for stunning performances!

Check out our Signal article for a deeper look at these techniques, and check out the links below for more music from DateNite - who has a live show this Saturday -

Check out all the gear used in the video :

Check out more of DateNite below!

Bandcamp :

Spotify :

Instagram : @iamdatenite"

4ms Desktop DLD System vs Prism Circuits Serge Modular

video upload by NOISEBUG

"The 4ms Desktop DLD System was made to be a portable effect unit that can play with a wide variety of instruments. With its looping capabilities and variable delay times, this unit could be a great addition to any studio setup!

Here we’re running the Prism Circuits Serge Paperface System through the Desktop DLD System to add some synchronized delays and reverse effects. Everything is being clocks from the Serge System."

Analog Chorus Bliss

video upload by Omri Cohen

"All of the presets are available on my Patreon page, together with Patreon only live streams, extra patches, and more -

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -"

Roland Juno-60 factory preset sounds patches and systematic test pre-shipping

video upload by 123synthland

"Just one last test before we ship this meticulously refurbished Roland Juno-60 off to its buyer. Buy vintage synths that work like new at, and please sign up for our newsletters while you’re there. Thanks!"

Innerclock Systems Sync-Gen II (v2)

via this auction

"Use this box along with DAW plugin to sync up your XOX boxes, preMIDI synths (using DIN, or Clock)

Works great, comes with everything pictured: OEM box, manual, CD, power lead, and Start/Stop pedal. I added the link to the product website for more info."

ARP Avatar 1977 Synthesizer with extras

via this auction

Moog Taurus I Bass Pedals

via this auction

Analogue Systems Apprentice System Analog Synth Eurorack w/ RS Modules SN 4281

via this auction

"The apprentice cabinet is a neat 3U desk housing for Analogue Systems and Eurorack modules. It is made of walnut and was built skillfully by an English organ builder.

Includes modules:
RS-180 x2
RS-60 x2
RS-80 x2
NO IEC cable


Sonicware LIVEN 8 bit warps // ***4K*** // Factory Presets // Part TWO / / No Talking

video upload by LESINDES

"Since my SONICWARE LIVEN 8BIT WARPS was broken (LED N16 of the sequencer was not lit) I had to return it fast to the shop. I could not dive deep into the unit. So I am giving only a short impression of the capabilities of the synth playing some FACTORY PRESET PATTERNS.

PART ONE as the preceeding video will be published soon. And there will be also a PART THREE that is dedicated to the DRUM PATTERNS that the machine is able to provide."

LESINDES Sonicware posts

Gecho v2 - Polyphonic Reverb

video upload by Gecho Loopsynth

"This is channel #322, a variation of Decaying Reverb (#32), which appeared in the firmware v 1.0.118 ( ). It has 3 reverb lines with variable buffer length, tuned to resonate with the incoming MIDI notes. No special setup is needed for this kind of controller. But I need more practice playing it! :)"

Shinespark: In Sequence - Bass Station II Hack // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"For our second Artist: In Sequence episode, we caught up with Shinespark, an electronic musician from Chicago, who told us about how they use the Bass Station II in unique and interesting ways to shape their music.

--- Discover Bass Station II:"

Novation Artist: In Sequence posts

Audition by MATTHS

"MATTHS is back with Audition - his first release for 2022. Continuing with his up-front electronica that spans the dark regions of techno this one provides a hypnotic and absorbent pummelling that you have come to expect.

Bandcamp subscribers get an alternate 10 minute version of this included on the release day that won't be released anywhere else.

MATTHS continues to release one new track a month for 2022, building on the same approach in the past year. All tracks are available to buy/stream here"

Cool Find: Lell Rototom RT (Soviet-made Drum Synth)

video upload by Poorness Studios

"I think my health is finally on the mend. Thank you again for all the positive vibes. Today, I'm taking a closer look at the Lell Rototom RT drum synthesizer. This is a very cool find and also a belated Christmas present from my wife. This particular one was made in 1989 in Soviet Russia (USSR). I go over the features, translate the text, and do some sound samples.

Intro & Backstory @ 0:00
Controls & Overview @ 1:23
Sounds @ 3:19
Summary @ 5:25"

Synth Rorschach #82: Gallery of Apple Macs That Could Have Been

Spotted this one on Boing Boing

What comes to mind?

See the Synth Rorschach label at the bottom of this post for more.

Yamaha DX21 "FM Depths" Soundset 32 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

"DX-21 from Yamaha is a popular keyboard synth with all classic fm synthesis capabilities and classic sounds!

And its fully compatible with DX-11 & TX-81Z in terms of presets & having vintage chorus fx!

But it can do much more & what is really missing in its internal presets are smooth and warm sounds.

We made smooth & creamy sounds for ambient & atmospheric music aswell punchy and razor ones for dance & club music!


'FM Depths' soundset contains 32 custom presets wide by categories & range:

Silky Strings
Evolving Drones
Smooth Pads
Progressive & analog-like basses
Solo leads
Voice-like sounds
Bells, plucks - modern & classic
Moving sequences

Performance demo having Valhalla Supermassive reverb - free vst reverb with a great sound.
Instructions of "how to" are included.

Made by By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of “Organica” for Waldorf Blofeld & “WS Universe” for Korg Wavestation"

Easel EG to Trigger External Sequencer

video upload by Todd Barton

"Correction: The Easel SVS Pulse Sequencer does not 'replicate' the Pulse Outputs of the 245, rather it riffs on it, it is a variation of the basic idea.

Re: The 200 into a suitcase...the Easel basically has one of everything of the essential 200 1 SVS(245(--1 EG(281)--1 Pulser(same 281)--1 Complex Oscillator(259)--2 LPGs(292)--1 Keyboard (216 expanded)."

Update: missed the title for this one. Fixed.

ESK - GS Music e7 Sound Demo - Part 2

video upload by Metunar

"Sound demo part 2 of the GS Music e7 played with keyboard or sequencer. All sounds are from the e7.
The e7 is a 7 voice polyphonic analog synthesizer from Argentina.
Direct recording without external effects."

See the GS Music label at the bottom of this post for more.

Dreadbox Dysphonia Filter FM - #jamuary 19 2022

video upload by Tum Tum

"I swear this isn't turning into a modular only channel. I've just been experimenting a lot and found this fun throaty sound using audio rate modulation on the filter frequency to pair with a short arpeggiated sequence from the Microfreak. All sounds live from the Dysphonia."

Roland Boutique JX-08 - "Aldebaran" 40 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

" presents 'Aldebaran' the first bank for Roland Boutique JX-08.


We are starting a new series of banks dedicated to synthesizers Roland Boutique.

Roland Boutique are excellent synths with amazing sound and great features.

The first bank for Roland Boutique JX-08 is dedicated to plucks, leads and pads, mixing modern sound with vintage vibes.

40 amazing presets are waiting for you and ready to fill your compositions with new colors and inspire creativity.

Retro, Cinematic, Electronic, Dance, no limits, create new music worlds with Roland Boutique JX-08 and "Aldebaran"

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

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"


video upload by MYSYNTH

Bad Gear - The Notorious Beat Thang

video upload by AudioPilz


00:00 Intro tune
01:29 The Notorious Beat Thang
03:06 Overview
06:10 Hate
06:31 Jam 1
07:22 Jam 2
08:19 Finale
08:52 Verdict"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

GRP Synthesizer - A2

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings, also on eBay

"A little great analog synthesizer with all the Grp heritage of sound and capabilities. Wide 8 vertical space in 5U format or, if you prefer, optionally rack mountable, with a wooden sided dedicated cabinet, the Grp A2 Analog Synthesizer has MIDI In and Analog CV/Gate connections. It offers two big oscillators with the classic analog waveforms , from Grp, Plus Super Saw and Super Triangle; the great 12dB/Oct ; Grp State Variable Filter, one Ring Modulator (have you ever tried to ring modulate a 9-components Super Saw?), One Noise Generator, one Amplifier, one Master Out section with a couple of gorgeous analog Vumeters. There are a couple of Envelope Generators, the Filter-dedicated one with Looping capabilities as on big Grp A4 Synth and a couple of LFOs/Modulation Routings. The on board Arpeggiator can be clocked by Internal Clock, ExternalAnalog Clock or MIDI Clock; easy and fun, it's a breeze to use. Grp A2 Analog Synthesizer is built like a tank. But is far more dangerous."

Modcan 55b Dual Quantizer & 18b Dual Lag MOTM 5U Modules

55b via this auction

18b via this auction

Fender Rhodes Chroma Polaris SN 301269

via this auction

"Only 3600 ever made (1984), here we have a super-rare Fender Rhodes Chroma Polaris <> model 2123 s/n 101269. dims:- 100 x 37 x 11cms weight:- a chunky 19Kgs!..sure is robust! It has just been professionally serviced ~ fresh internal battery fitted, all reset to factory settings, switched to 220V operation, and some interesting patches loaded in.

Here are the specs:-
~ 6-voice polyphony
~ 61 dynamic keys
~ 132 memory slots (11 banks A > K x 12 progs each)
~ split/dual mode
~ 2 VCO (saw & pw)
~ 4-pole analogue filter
~ midi fitted ~ twin levers
~ sequencer
~ live control of filter/resonance/modulation ~ ring modulation ~ unique mod "sweep"
~ noise

Condition:- sourced from an avid UK collector, this Polaris has mostly been looked at/treasured. Its obvious that all the faders and membrane switches have many years of usage left - a nightmare common issue on such synths, as they do wear out..... keys are excellent; lowest "G" has some lateral "play" (aka wobbly side-to-side)...not a big deal. Casing is "good", no damaged veneer, just a few dinks of little note. All LEDS, levers, switches work perfectly. At the moment, the glide function is not working; we are printing off the manual; maybe that can be sorted....

Sounds like? Some reviews say "tinny"...we disagree. This synth is powerful. It excels at polysynth sounds, bass sounds, lead lines, silly percussive stuff/noise etc....but you will not find piano-type sounds.....leave that to the Korg M1 (well, they started all the sampled waveform stuff, didnt they?).This is subtractive synthesis. Find a progamme you like, live-tweak it, as most of the controls are waiting for you to do this, then pop YOUR creation into one of the 132 slots...simple as that!"

Teisco 60F

video upload by Lackan

"A demo of the Teisco Synthesizer 60f. No extra FX used. Some pots are a bit crackly and the Youtube sound compression is a bit hard at times. Sorry for this."

Note the video is from 2013.

via this auction

1979 Oberheim OB-X 8-voice Vintage Synthesizer w/Midi

video upload by Rod Abernethy

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"Vintage Oberheim OB-X 8-Voice Synthesizer from 1979 with Encore Midi Retrofit - in excellent original condition.

This Oberheim OB-X is a 61 key, polyphonic analog synthesizer, featuring dual oscillators (with sync and FM), noise generator, resonant 12dB low pass filter, dual ADSR envelopes, an LFO, 32 presets, tape interface, and CV IO.

I’m a composer for TV, film and video games and I’ve used this OB-X extensively since I bought it the '90s…sadly I don’t use it like I use to and it’s time to pass it along to someone that will love it as much as I have over the years. I remember searching long and hard before I found this particular OB-X, I believe I’m the second owner…the first owner took exception care of it before I got it.

This OB-X is most likely a Rev1 built in 1979. Over the years I've seen folks replacing caps, resisters, mini trim pots, etc. on their vintage synths but this OB-X still has all the original electronic parts and components, works great and sounds incredible! The only mod that is the Encore Midi Retrofit that I had done back in the '90s…I’ve not replaced anything else since I bought it. The only thing not working is the led on the Noise "Half" Button selector that doesn’t light up when turned on, it was like that when I bought it.

The Autotune works great, especially after the synth has warmed up for about 30 minutes. The original eight voice cards are in tune all across the keyboard and sound big and fat - but if you want them all in pitch perfect tuning you could have a true synth technician/specialist to do a calibration-tuning on the all eight cards/voices. To me, a slight variance in pitch on the collective eight voices is how I remember these synths sounding from the 80s:)

I’ve kept it in my smoke free studio ever since I bought it in the '90s with a cover when not being used. The keyboard is really clean and great looking. The letters and screening are exceptionally bright and sharp. There are marks on the bottom, that's the way I got it (see photos) and a few small scratches on the external metal casing. The side panels are in great condition (not real wood but they look fantastic). Some of the screws look like they might have been replaced but they all look like what I think the original screws look like. The keyboard is in excellent shape, and all keys feel in top shape and work well with no glitching.

It comes with copies of the owner and service manuals."

Oberheim DX Drum Machine

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

Firstman/Multivox SQ-01

via this auction

You can find demos of the SQ-01 in previous posts here.

"Operation is very straight forward, but there is one incredibly unique feature: you can alter the waveform (and associated envelope shape) per step. Yes, it's essentially a "p-lock" 20 years before Elektron got there!

This unit has been completely serviced and calibrated (waveform volumes now match), and a diode put in across PSU input to prevent frying (PSU not included). PLUS it now had a custom non-volatile memory RAM board installed (no more batteries for pattern retention!)

It works a treat and sounds huge. Also has CV/GATE/CLOCK inputs, and CV/GATE/CLOCK/Sychro outputs, so easily able to be integrated into a modern modular setup."

REON Driftbox S III Eu - Eurorack Analog Synth Module

via this auction

"The basic specifications of the driftbox S MK III have been retained, but now it is a Eurorack model.

The gain has been adjusted to about 3x for easy-to-use volume in combination with other modular synths.

The VCO1 CV IN, VCO2 CV IN, GATE IN, VCF CV IN, VCA IN, and AUDIO OUT terminals are located at the bottom of the front surface."

GTR ORGATRON 1 w/ Original Display Carton Box

via this auction

You can find a demo of one posted here.

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (1984) Instrumental Cover

video upload by KOSmusic

"This is my version of an unforgettable great classic from the mid 80s: Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat (of 1984).

I've always loved how this song starts with those pads and the DX7's signature harp... it always gave me goosebumps!! Furthermore, Sommerville's voice is truly fantastic with his unmistakable timbre.

I recreated the track by making some changes to the sounds and in particular to the management of the instruments, creating more stereo effect. I used the CS1x for brass, strings and synthesized trumpet. For the harp, I used the VST Dexed and the VST Jupiter-8 for the bass.

For the graphics of the video, I was inspired by the artwork of their first album 'The Age Of Consent'.

I hope you like the work I did on this track :)"

Icehouse - Electric Blue - Synthesizer Cover

video upload by Luke Million

"Here's a tribute to one of Australia's best rock / synth pop bands - Icehouse. One of my favourite songs of theirs is "Electric Blue" and it was written by Iva Davies and John Oats. 🎹🔌💙

Synths - Moog Multimoog, Roland SH2, Roland Jupiter 4, SCI Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3, Roland Juno 6 Vocoder - Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus
Drums - Linndrum (programmed in Ableton)"

Korg Polysix: Inner workings

video upload by MIDERA

"Pulled out the Polysix - Always wonder whether I like it more than the Prophet 10. I'm strange. Something so simple about the Polysix that's just lots of fun. Relax - I probably don't like it more than the P10...

I guess the synth I like most is the synth that's sitting in front of me. Except the synths I don't have fun sitting in front of. I'm looking at you Roland D50."

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