MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Knarly Easel Patch

video upload by Todd Barton

Reverbs : Abridged Audio Effect History, Fun Facts, and Demos!

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Check out our non-abridged Signal Article all about Reverbs HERE :

Our pal Wes takes a look at some of the history behind our one of favorite audio effects : Reverb! Reverbs have made their way into nearly every professional studio, guitarist's pedalboard, and is a staple of any rocking polysynth.

Stick around till the end for some demos of some unique reverb pedals from Red Panda, Death By Audio, and Old Blood Noise Endeavors.

Head over to Signal, our blog for an even deeper look at this fantastic lil audio effect and it's history."

Sequential Prophet 5/10 Rev 4 - Voices Preset Sounds

video upload by SMV Producer

"This sound bank, and infos are available at:

Here is a video, showing some sounds taken from my 40 presets sound bank for the amazing Prophet 5/10 Rev 4. In the intro, you can hear a short track made with four of them plus a drum machine. After you will hear the sounds one by one and without any FX ( only the sound TB 303 has a bit of delay ).

00:00 Intro - A short demo with some sounds
00:52 Analog Juice
01:41 Keys
02:10 Decaying Filter
02:44 Alan Parson's Brass
03:30 Phasing Clavi
04:02 House Square
04:34 Pitch Interval
05:31 TB 303
07:24 Nightcall
07:43 Child in time
08:49 Crossing Waves
09:12 Fake Delays
09:33 Moogish
10:01 House Chords
10:27 Clarinet
10:43 Knife
11:33 Single Pulse
11:53 Unison Bass - Lead
12:19 Dirty Pulse
12:49 My Brass
13:47 Long Emotion
15:15 Slow Sax
15:57 Lost
17:21 Bright Organ
17:41 Drum Loop

Sound banks for Arturia Matrixbrute and Waldorf Quantum/Iridium available for purchase at:

CGS114 + M142 Looping Logic Demo

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Using the M142 Universal Logic Block to control the output of a CGS114 Dual Universal Slope Generator with a Gate

In this example an M710/M712 Sequencer combo are used as the gate output for ULB INPUT #2.

This second gate can be anything from a keyboard input to comparator output.


For more information visit"

via Lower West Side Studio

The M142 features 2 Logic Blocks in a single 1MU wide module.

Each block provides of 6 simultaneous logic outputs from only 2 inputs

INVERTER: Apply Low Gate = High (Gate ON) output and vice versa
OR: HIGH when one or both inputs are HIGH
AND: HIGH when both inputs are HIGH
XOR (Exclusive OR): HIGH when only one input is HIGH
XNOR (Exclusive NOR): Logical compliment of Exclusive OR
Visual feedback if provided through a series of LEDs allowing you to visualize the effects of your patches before actually making them.

Fess Grandiose: In Sequence - Using Peak Presets // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"In this edition of Artist: In Sequence, we caught up with the talented, Chicago-based beatmaker and producer - Fess Grandiose. As an associate editor for Reverb and instructor at Afrorack, an organisation that uses modular synthesis to bridge equity gaps and helps bring African American youth into the world of STEM, he's a central part of the Chicago music community.

He talks about how Peak's presets allow him to get ideas flowing quickly, and why sequencing Peak and his modular system with Circuit Tracks makes for a fun, hands-on approach to making music.

--- Discover Peak:"

Novation Artist: In Sequence posts

SOUNDMIT 2021 - SPECIALE SYNKET - Il Sintetizzatore italiano più raro! - UNBOXING

video uploads by SOUNDMIT

Googlish translation (original Italian below):

"Topical event of SOUNDMIT 2021 was the discovery, by Francesco Mulassano of Soundmit, of one of the rarest electronic musical instruments in the world and certainly the rarest of those designed and built in Italy.

Found in the United States almost by chance, the SYNKET designed and built by PAOLO KETOFF in 1964 was acquired by the Marche and Italian Synthesizer Museum and is currently undergoing restoration before being exhibited at the next edition of the Museum in 2022.

With this video series, we retrace the history of this tool with interviews, unboxing and passionate chat!

Soundmit 2021 was created in collaboration with the Marchigiano and Italian Synthesizer Museum in Macerata

Due to a technical problem during the second day of the "Soundmit & Museum of Synth 2021" some videos may be of lower quality. We apologize for the inconvenience.




ARPchives LIVE! with Panic Girl! Episode 19

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

Interview starts at 5:45.

"ABOUT Panic Girl:
Panic Girl a.k.a. Martha Bahr is a modular ambient and electronica artist based in Munich, Germany. She dedicated her life to music from an early age. After classical training in piano, guitar, and singing, she got deep into the production of electronic music. Besides writing her own lyrics, she writes and produces all her own material. In 2017, she performed her first modular gig at Superbooth with Jericho, and also formed Lucid Grain, a modular project that released their first album on the Modularfield label. In 2019 Martha founded i u we records, a label with a focus on female diversity in electronic music and on feeling connected through music. Among its releases are compilations with a curated selection of interesting female electronic musicians.


Prophet 6 vs Rev 2 - Sequential Polysynth Comparison

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

**FREE Rev2 mutli-samples**

"After owning both the Sequential Prophet 6 and the Prophet Rev2 for quite a while, I decided to answer a question I've gotten quite a few times: "why do you have two Dave Smith Polysynths?" I'm sure no one will have strong opinions about which synth they prefer....

0:00 - The Prophet 6 infatuation
1:15 - A new contender emerges?
3:36 - The Rev2 and why it's awesome
6:14 - The Prophet 6 sounds incredible
7:26 - Wonderful limitations
8:19 - Making space for massive synths
9:48 - Summary"

Introducing move.ment - Soft Synth From Kia the Car Company

Introducing move.ment | The story behind the instrument | Kia video upload by Kia Worldwide

World's first synth released by a car company?

"Movement in nature has always inspired Kia.

Scientific research shows that the sounds of movement found in nature produce a sound frequency that can help trigger inspiration. In collaboration with synth builder, Arthur Joly [Reco-Synth], we captured the natural sounds of movement all over the world and turned them into an instrument called move.ment.

Now, we bring you the story of move.ment and the inspiring journey that led to its creation.

Find out more at"

Tom Oberheim on GForce OB-E

video upload by GForce Software

Also see Bright Sparks - Tom Oberheim

"'I was pretty amazed by OB-E, it was pretty damn close right out of the shoot. It was “wow!'. I like listening to that." Tom Oberheim.

In 2021, during the release of OB-E®, we were contacted by Marcus Ryle on behalf of Tom Oberheim. Marcus is a co-founder of Line 6® but also a former Oberheim Developer who contributed to the OB-Xa, DSX, DMX, OB-8, Xpander and Matrix 12. Via Marcus, OB-E had found its way to the ears of Tom Oberheim and they were both impressed enough to suggest a collaboration to refine the instrument and release an update carrying their full endorsement.

Working under the guidance of Tom and Marcus, we further enhanced OB-E, Refining the Detune feature and adding a new Vintage knob, which dials in more realistic musical inaccuracies in line with the original instrument for a truly authentic 8-Voice experience.

The 8-Voice is not simply eight identical SEMs put together. The interaction of those 8 independent, and slightly different Synthesizer Expander Modules, plays a major role in making the 8-Voice’s sound special and the injection of these authentic inaccuracies into each of the eight SEMs in OB-E takes it to another level.

But don't listen to us - listen to two of our heroes, and bonafide industry legends, talk about their opinion of OB-E.

Find Out More:

Legal Notice.
All trademarks, service marks and company names are the property of their respective owners. Oberheim and SEM are registered trademarks of Tom Oberheim."

OB-E Version 2 Enhancements

video upload by GForce Software

"The latest version of OB-E is the first ever software instrument to be endorsed by synthesizer pioneer, Tom Oberheim. It is also PC compatible and both Mac & PC versions contain several enhancements developed in collaboration with Tom that make it even closer to the original. As if that's not cool enough, we've also added several new features including a comprehensive Reverb Effect and a Drum Mode. This video focusses on what's new.

00:08 - Introduction.
00:27 - Interface Resizing.
00:43 - Vintage Knob & Detune Knob.
02:11 - A=440 Tone.
02:26 - Shift = Fine Adjustment.
02:40 - Reverb Effect & Controls
05:46 - Sequencer Zoom & Scale Modes CC control
06:45 - Drum Mode.

Oberheim is a registered trademark of Tom Oberheim"

GForce Oberheim OB-E v2 on a Surface Pro 8

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Here are some thoughts and sounds on the OB-E v2 running on a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 where it has multi-touch support." Additional GForce OB-E posts

YAMAHA CS-80 Ultimate Upgrade - A Dream come true...

video upload by roybattytravels

K-Teck Bijou M4L Compact Euclidean Step Sequencer

video upload by Dave Dove

This one is in via Brian Comnes.

via K-Teck

Add (or subtract) 2 ordinary, variable length pitch sequencers

Combine that with a euclidean sequencer

Then pass it through a note quantiser

What do you get?


and that's not all...

Bijou expands to reveal a neat modulation section with 4 sources and 8 destinations

Bijou can pump out a simple wicked bassline or a long, never repeating generative treatise

All Bijou's power is in your hands

Bijou Step Sequencer is available as a Max for Live device for use only with M4L within Ableton Live

Bijou: Compact Euclidean Step Sequencer by K-Teck - Demo Improv #1
video upload by Jeremy dePrisco

"Demo of the new Euclidean sequencer by K-Teck. Bijou is a MAX for Live Plugin that can be used for a wide variety of generative music techniques."

Great Synth Mysteries Ep. 5: The RAREST SYNTH I Just Found Out About (mini)

video upload by Noir Et Blanc Vie

Note it's Paula Maddox of course. Noir Et Blanc does mention it as the video progresses.

"So those of you who follow me KNOW I LOVE the 002, while rare, this details the reason why even the Modal 002 isn't the rarest in the 00 line. Anyways, I did this video more for me than anyone else, but I think I can do 'mini' mysteries more often."

You can find original Modulus 002 posts here

THRU-ZERO OSCILLATOR | Weston Precision Audio - TZ0 Thru-Zero VCO

video upload by DANIELE

"The Weston Precision Audio TZ0 is a triangle-core oscillator which is capable of thru-zero linear FM and a few other nice things I'm going to show you in this video!"

Note Weston Precision Audio also makes an SCI Pro One clone.

via Weston Precision Audio

"TZ0 Thru-Zero VCO

TZ0 is a DIY-friendly analog Voltage Controlled Oscillator module in Eurorack format. TZ0 is a triangle-core VCO which is capable of thru-zero linear FM. This VCO has been engineered for extremely good 1 V/oct response over a large tuning range and great thermal stability.

+Thru-Zero Linear Frequency Modulation.
+5 wave shapes: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square, & Pulse.
+Extremely good tuning linearity (<+/-5cents over 10 octaves).
+Built-in high frequency compensation.
+Hard Sync input (reset type).
+Built in VCA for modulating Linear FM signal with an envelope.
+Robust old-school design with mostly through hole components, large copper traces, and easily obtainable replacement parts."

Analog Audio Tube Mayhem // SpazeDrum + Infernal Noise Machine + Trogotronic 679 #TTNM


"Just a little LOUD AND DISTORTED Trogotronic Infernal Noise Machine SpazeDrum Sound of Shadows SOUND DESTRUCTION! WAAAGH!!! Well ... so ... I wanted to use the Flight of Harmony INM-E to process the analog Gotharman SpazeDrum output. But then I thought: "Why not step it up a notch?". So I added the Trogotronic 679 vacuum tube ... THING ... and sent the result through Flight of Harmony's Sound of Shadows delay too.

I love to hear from you and talk about synths and stuff, so always feel welcome to post a comment or send me an e-mail to:

New Loops Premium Drum Bundle Sale

via New Loops

"80% Off New Loops Premium Drum Bundle – This Week Only.

New Loops flash sale: Get 80% off New Loops Premium Drum Bundle. That’s over 900 high quality drum sounds for only £9 (Save Over £35).

Premium Drum Bundle includes 3 high quality sample packs totalling 912 audio wav files. This bundle covers all your dance music Kick Drums, 808 and 909 Hats, Rides, Crashes, Claps, Snares, Shakers, Tambourines and much more. This drum sound pack is suitable for any electronic genres including Trap, Hip Hop, Pop, EDM, Techno, House, Trance, and many more.

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

Free demo sounds are available to download from bundle

Offer ends 28.02.2022

"Night City" (feat. Igor Vogels) | Live Eurorack Modular Performance |

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Big Thank You to Igor Vogels for bringing his Make Noise Shared System and making this cool collab possible. It was been a long time coming.

Patch Notes are available on my Patreon as usual.

Go Follow Igor here:

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

Yamaha EX7/EX5 "Best Analog & Ambient Sounds" VOL.2 128 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

"Welcome to the world of Blue Beauty - Yamaha EX Series!

Extended & combined synthesis technology in this baby giving very wide sound pallete & capabilities.

Introducing: "Best Analog & Ambient Sounds" vol.2 with 128 presets


Fat Basses
Authentic Leads
Beautiful Arps & Sequences
Modular Style Sounds
Fxs & Drones
Beautiful Complex Pads & Strings
Unusual Sounds.

Soundset distributed in 2 formats: for 3,5 Disc & for EX Editor.
Working both with EX-5/7 and EX5 Rack versions.

Enjoy & may music be with you!"

Exploring Physical Audio's Preparation

video upload by DATABROTH

"check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon

Physical Audio has hooked me up with their new physical modeling synth Preparation. I've tested this a little before hand and must say it sounds quite good, Lets explore these organic sounds together"

Exploring virutal analog synthesis with U-He Diva

video upload by DATABROTH

"check out my wavetables, presets and samples on gumroad

u-he has kindly supplied me with their virtual analogue synth Diva. I played with it almost all night last night and it sounds incredible. with many different synth filters and oscs modelled, it really cover a range of vintage tones. lets see what I can do with this one"

Yamaha DX7 6 Op SYNTH MIDI Programmer

via @djanthany

"今天收到了midi programmer 支援yamaha DX7 ,DX7 ii,TX7,TX802 將盡快地為大家展示~~"


"Received midi programmer today to support yamaha DX7, DX7 ii, TX7, TX802 and will show you as soon as possible~~"

Different layout compared to the Dtronics DT7 and Jellinghaus controllers.

EMS SYNTHI A Vintage Synthesizer w/ Manuals

via this auction

"Fully restored: in excellent working order and including 6 month warranty from Europe’s top EMS specialist.

Stunning sounding example: serviced and ready to ship. Tony says: “I’m always reluctant to let a Synthi go as they each have their own character and I’ve really connected to this one…”

EMS Synthi A for sale in excellent working order following a thorough overhaul and extensive testing (it’s a tough job, but Tony forced himself to do it 🙂 ).

Sonically and visually this is an early Mk1, but it has had some internal boards (that do not affect the tonality) replaced by early EMS Cornwall boards (see below for further info). Tony has tested this extensively and confirms it sounds just as he’d expect from an early Mk1: in fact he’s still not handed it back and is feverishly recording with it before someone buys it. Demos of Tony’s exploits with this Synthi are below.

New commission instruction: more info below from the technician who performed the servicing

This is a Mk1 Synthi with early EMS Cornwall replacement B and C boards. As the sound and character depends on board A and the matrix layout, this Synthi works and sounds as you’d expect from a Mk1.

Supplied with three EMS handbooks which contain essential and detailed information for the budding (or experienced) Synthi user: the VCS3 manual; The Synthi Book Of Sounds; The Synthi Educational Handbook.


In very good overall condition, the face is clean showing some wear and discolouration as you’d expect from a vintage Synthi. It’s had an IEC socket installed in the past. The Spartanite case has had a hole blanked off near the handle and is missing its badge. The lid has the two mounting holes for a KS section (to make it an AKS) but as the joystick is the longer type and the power supply not upgraded for KS, it would appear that the lid is not original to this unit. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition."

Studio Electronics ATC-1 w/ 3 Filter Carts

via this auction

Really fat analog sound on discrete components with midi and memory. 3 swappable filter cartridges included: moog, oberheim with BP and arp."

Roland SH-3A 44-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

"Gorgeous Roland SH-3A Monophonic Synthesizer!

***Service work completed:

-Every key was removed, individually cleaned, and lightly polished. Every key spring was reshaped and lubricated, several key bushings were replaced and all were re-lubricated. Every key contact wires were cleaned with 99% IPA. The entire key bed chassis was cleaned.

-The power supply was fully recapped and solder joints were reflowed. All cables and connectors were checked and replaced if necessary.

-Every slider/potentiometer was cleaned and fully lubricated from the inside.

-The entire front panel was was cleaned and polished individually (with the pots, buttons, and keybed removed).

-Some minor rust spots on the bare metal inside the unit (which 99% of vintage synths have to some extent) were sanded and treated.

-The exterior case was fully cleaned and touched up.

**The keys look a bit yellow in these photos, but this is not the case in person. The camera makes them look much more yellow than they actually are. 70's Roland key beds have a slightly yellow look to them naturally from the factory. We have three SH-3As here currently and all the 3 key beds look identical.**

-US 117V"

Yamaha CS-15 37-Key Monophonic / Duophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 8575

via this auction

Kawai K5000s

via this auction

"In great condition with expanded memory. Includes power cord."

Custom KORG NTS-1

via this auction

Next Phase User Guide - Vintage-Voiced All-Analogue Eurorack Modular Phaser

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"The NEXT PHASE is a hugely versatile phaser, with extensive voice controls, CV control, and an ability to attain vintage tone without the significant noise floor of many famous guitar pedal phasers of the past. It's based on the EHX Small Stone made famous by Jean-Michel Jarre and others, but since it's modular it goes way beyond it in sound-sculpting potential. It can produce the familiar 4-stage phasing sounds of such phaser pedals, but can have up to 12 stages in both the phase stage, and emphasis (resonance/feedback) stage independently, creating even more harmonic complexity. Also, it's internal LFO can be disabled, sent to other modules, or used in combination with external CV signals, such as envelopes or sample & hold for example. It has 2 outputs taken from different points in the phasing process, which can be used to create a stereo effect, and a 100% wet output for processing externally. With all of these features combined, the Next Phase can go from classic early electronic music and synth pop, to modern electronica and sound effects/soundtracks/soundscapes, even percussion processing. See this video showing how it can be used as an interesting alternative to a filter/VCF: [posted here]

00:00 Start
00:24 Overview
02:00 Installation guide
03:28 How it works
08:52 Phaser Stages Explained
11:59 Internal LFO & External Modulation
17:41 How it sounds..."

Additional AJH Next Phase posts


video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"An extended, one take, set of the amazing instrument that is Make Noise Strega plus 0-Ctrl. Its paired with an (off screen) looping delay. The audio is recorded directly from the mixer with no editing or post processing. Together, this duo are utterly compelling to me as a performance instrument."

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

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