MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Hydrasynth Explorer + Polyend Tracker

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone

via this auction

You can find demos in previous posts here.

600 Voices for the DX7 Patchbook

via this auction

"A vintage (1987) book titled '600 Voices for the DX7'. Cover reads 'Add new dimension to your DX and TX instruments. comprehensive voice charts make it easy to program and use exciting new sounds. All voices in this book are compatible with the Yamaha DX7, DX5, TX7, TX816, TX216, TFI, and the DXI'."

A simple 1980 Roland SA-09 Vintage Synthesizer Demo SN 023894

video upload by vwomar

via this auction

"The Classic Roland Saturn SA-09 Analog synth/organ with a copy of the Japanese users manual."

06-The Baldwin Fun Machine- Auto Mute Part 2

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the ladder filter present on the Baldwin Fun Machine."

AutomaticGainsay Baldwin Fun Machine posts

Sidewaves - Buchla 200 Self-Player

video upload by zack dagoba

"A droney self-player on the Buchla 200, by Benge"

Stylophone Gen X-1 hack: How to create a Polymoog Vox Humana sound using the Gen X-1

video upload by Stylophone

"Use the Stylophone Gen X-1 to create the Polymoog Vox Humana sound made famous by Gary Numan!

- Use the patch settings shown in the video.

- Both parts are layered twice with no external effects."

P-600-G VST Editor for the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600

Putting P-600-G to Work: A Cover of "Betrayed in the Octagon" by Oneohtrix Point Never video upload by Mister 1-2-3-4 Programming

"As a use-test of the P-600-G VST3 plugin, I created this cover of "Betrayed in the Octagon" by Oneohtrix Point Never. It uses only sounds generated by the Prophet-600 analog synthesizer enhanced by various effects boxes and plugins. In this video, I scroll through the Reaper project to reveal the various audio and MIDI tracks that were used to recreate the song, and at the end the P-600-G program settings for each voice are displayed."

Setting Up P-600-G in Reaper

"P-600-G is a VST3 plugin designed to be used with the Prophet-600 analog synthesizer, released by Sequential Circuits in 1982. It presents all of the synthesizer’s program parameters in a single editor window within your DAW and allows for the automation of parameter changes. It also lets you store, recall, export, and import program presets, as well as quickly generate new sounds the the Randomize Program Settings dialog. At this time, P-600-G is only fully-functional within Cockos’ Reaper and Steinberg’s Cubase (Windows OS only). This video explains how to set up the plugin in Reaper.

P-600-G is distributed free and open source under the GPL v3 license. You can download it and get more information about it at

If you find the plugin useful, please consider making a donation at the same website to support further development!

THIS PLUGIN DOES NOT GENERATE AUDIO. It simply provides editing and automation capabilities for the Prophet-600 hardware. If you do not possess that synthesizer, the plugin is of no use to you. This plugin is not compatible with any third-party modification of the Prophet-600’s firmware."

Blue Lantern Syncussion Plus - Percussion Synthesizer || Full Walkthrough, Manual, & Demo

video upload by Robots Are Red

"In this video we will boogey with Blue Lantern Module's Syncussion Plus eurorack drum module, inspired by the Pearl Syncussion Drum Synthesizer from the 1970's. While the original Syncussion has a handful of oscillator presets to switch through, the Syncussion Plus breaks open the presets with it's mixer section for more ability to customize. The Plus also has the addition of the Shimmer section which can add great metallic clanginess and shimmery effects to your sound via xor cmos modulation.

This module is great for creating all sorts of drum sounds using the various trigger and vca inputs, and creating other-worldly unique percussion sounds. The module can also be used as a sort of complex oscillator by utilizing the LFO, shimmer, noise, and 2 VCOs with the VCA cv input and 1v/oct input, or routing the output of Syncussion Plus to an external VCA.

(Tip: If the module seems to go crazy and continues to self trigger itself or triggers through the VCA CV and you don't want it to, plugging an unplugged cable into the Piezo input seems to eliminate those rogue internal triggers)

First I give a general overview of the module, followed by a full walkthrough of every single knob, switch, input, output, and button, and the video ends with some sound demos."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Cleaning the Keyboard Circuit Board

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video I clean the keyboard circuitboard, resolder broken solder joints, replace broken contact springs, and clean and lubricate the bus bars and springs. I have to final videos after this outlining the Pratt Read keyboard restoration. Then, we'll get into restoring the case!"

All parts here

Suzuki Omnichord OM-27 w/ Original Docs

via this auction

1 x Suzuki Omnichord OM-27
1 x SongBook
1 x Manual
1 x Cleaning Cloth
1 x Rubber Plectrum
1 x Power Adapter

Waldorf Quantum Split Patch Demo

video upload by SMV Producer

"A split patch with my Quantum. No samples. Only wavetable and waveform synthesis. No overdub ad external processing."

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

ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe - A Quick Test-Drive

video upload by experimentalsynth

"A friend let me borrow a Hydrasynth Deluxe for a bit. While scrolling through the presets I kept finding ones that begged to be played. Here are a few... there were a lot more! Learn more a experimental"

Sequential Take 5 Demo by Mike Pensini

video upload by Mike Pensini

"Kick back, relax, put on your good headphones (or switch on your good monitor speakers) and enjoy a selection of my favourite patches from the amazing Take 5 analog synth from Sequential!

This little powerhouse is a sonic monster - creamy leads, funky, squelchy, screaming leads, powerful basses, Prophet 5 brass and poly sounds, plucks, pads - it does it all so musically and with class - and the keybed feels wonderful to play, really allowing you to get the most out of the instrument.

A big shout out to Ben Willis who shot this demo video and edited it together - absolutely stellar work!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600-Synth Demo

video upload by Blake Foster

"A Brief demo of the SCI Prophet 600 analog synth." Prototype Bit Crusher VCO Eurorack Module

Bit chrush vco video upload by oZoe_fr

"Présentation sommaire du prototype du VCO numérique 'Bit crusher VCO' d'"

Making A Simple Kick Drum on the Empress Zoia Eurorboro

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) makes a simple 'analog' sounding kick drum using the Empress Zoia Euroboro.

Order the EMpress Zoia Euroboro here:

The ZOIA Euroburo is a digital modular system that can be placed in your modular system, a real Russian nesting doll situation. We added a headphone output and a super-slim optional case so the Euroburo can live happily on your desktop or be easily mounted in a Eurorack case. Hence the euro + buro, pronounced “bureau”…get it!?

Create unique signature effects, synthesizers, sequencers and more while using 4 freely assignable CV ins and 4 outs to interface with other CV enabled devices. The additional headphone output and powered 9-12v case makes the module even more desktop friendly. With over 90 modules from CV utilities to audio effects, oscillators and envelopes to MIDI, the Euroburo can do almost anything to fill the gaps in your setup.

There's no need to worry about getting bogged down with endless menus or a cluttered interface. Creating patches and performing with the ZOIA is a tactile experience. Patching, deleting or moving modules and editing values can all be done quickly using the push-button grid and a flick of the encoder. With the addition of dedicated push buttons for the CV and Audio I/O, patching on the ZOIA has never been faster.
Video by: Matthew Piecora"


via Erica Synths


Erica Synths continues to stand with the people of Ukraine and we will donate all of the income - both manufacturing costs and profit - from our sales of several instruments to humanitarian aid organizations helping in Ukraine and providing support where it is needed the most.

Donations will be made via the biggest charity agency in Latvia - and for full transparency we will publicly inform about the donations made. This will involve the following instruments - Black Digital Noise, Black Dual EG/LFO, Sequential Switch II & Snazzy FX - Mini Ark, Wow & Flutter, Tracer City.

The campaign will be on-going until all stock is sold out and ABSOLUTELY ALL INCOME will be donated.

Gotharman LD3/Tiny LD Update Released

via Gotharman

"A new LD3/Tiny LD Update are now available:

-New color scheme. Goodbye to the white pages…

-The overall gain staging can now be normalized, to avoid harsh sounds.

-Sample Pitch V2 Effect has been added –GlitchShifter 3 has been removed.

-LFO’s can now Key Sync to sequencer tracks.

-Can now import Urano and SpazeDrum sequences.

Get the update here."

Cymbale sound designe on Gotharman's LD3

video upload by Meska

"Sonic exploration around bell with the Gotarman's LD3
I will take many shortcute of things allready explained in the Snare drum sound design : [posted here]
percussive oscilator is a optional LD3 ubgrade .

Thank you for 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 ;)"

Hardware Jams Hitchhiker’s Guide challenge - Marvin’s Woes

video upload by SynthAddict

Hardware Jams Hitchhiker’s Guide challenge
Marvin the Paranoid Android’s Woes

Behringer Reveals $99 Saturn Soul Mini Synth Based on the Roland Jupiter-8 - Full Size In the Works

Another in Behringer's new line of mini format synths. This one appears to be based on the Roland Jupiter-8 and a full size version is still in the works. Details below. Also see the $49 JP-4000 Spirit Mini, and the $99 ProVS Soul.

"Many of you shared with us how much you love the magic sound of this magic synth. While we’re also working on a full size synthesizer, here is our affordable mini version with the authentic circuitry and sound, but accessible to everyone.

The product development is completed and once we receive the necessary chips, we’ll ship this marvel. Suggested price is US$ 99 so all of you now have access to this beautiful sound.

Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer with 3 VCOs, Multi-Mode VCF, Arpeggiator and 16-Step Motion Sequencer

• Portable analog polyphonic and programmable synthesizer
• Inspired by the classic Jupiter synthesizer from the ‘80s
• 27 touch-sensitive keys for great playability
• Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
• VCOs with 4 selectable saw, triangle, square and pulse waveforms
• Pulse width modulation for additional sound creation
• Vintage multi-mode filter with resonance for desirable classic sounds
• Filter switchable between 2- and 4-poles for additional sound creation
• Extensive play modes featuring poly, unison and arpeggiator
• 16-step motion sequencer with 8 memory slots and recording of knob movements
• LFO with saw, triangle, square and random waves for vibrato, tremolo and wah-wah effects
• Voltage Controller Amplifier with a dedicated ADSR envelope
• Micro USB connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer
• Sync Input and Output to synchronize with other synthesizers or drum machines
• Comprehensive MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)"

The design reminds me of the KORG Volca, Roland Botique, and Modal Sculpt fused into one.

Squarp Instruments annoucement

video upload by Squarp Instruments

6:00PM UTC

It's currently 6:39 PM UTC at the time of this post.

Vult Anima Overview and Tutorial

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:34 - Basic functions
05:56 - Turing machine
10:10 - Sequencing Anima
14:45 - Additional features
18:53 - Outro patch

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Friday Freebie Jam – Beyond Böhmer

video upload by Modal Electronics

"A fat pluck right out of Ben Böhmer’s new album released on AnjunaDeep. Beyond Beliefs is a laid back yet euphoric track with a killer fat pluck leading the way. With this patch, you’ll be sounding just like Ben, with some added width from the 2-voices panned for stereo depth. Be sure to use dynamics, as velocity modulations on COBALT8 are primarily what make this sound possible. Push up on the joystick to expand things slightly. Enjoy the melodies and harmonies."

ElectroTechnique TSYNTH w/ Taito NEO-GEO Skin on Back

via this auction

via the seller in the listing: "I built this synth during lockdown and used it in my home a few dozen times as a desktop synth. It is fully functional and a great little synth as is, or if you are into modding or programming this is a great synth for that. It works as is perfectly, though it could have front and side panels added by whomever buys it. The back of the case was made by me out of a vintage arcade marquee, it is a one off, one of a kind."

You can find demos of the TSYNTH in previous posts here.

Electro Harmonix Clap Track - Drum Synth

via this auction

Pic of the inside back below.

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Digital Wave Synthesizer with Patch/Works Spectrum Q Cart, Manual & Docs

via this auction

Yamaha TX816 DEMO (All 8 Modules In Unison - Part I)

video upload by Blake Foster

"Check out my music:

The Tx816 is slowly becoming one of my favorites in my collection. It's a rack of 8 Dx7s in a 4 u rack. While it's a pain to integrate into a studio because of the lack of a main output, one needs a dedicated mixer and a 8 channel XLR snake for it to function properly, also don't forget that each module has its own battery so buying a used one is most likely to have dead batteries. Once all that fun stuff is finished, the result is very rewarding! 8 DX7 modules playing in unison is something you'd have to hear in person. Each voice is slightly detuned and each patch uses all 8 TF1 modules. I also realized there are very few TX816 demos on youtube so I thought I'd make one for everyone to see. Some people complain there's a lot of noise with these but I honestly don't see it unless you crank the gain. I beam the sounds from my DX7ii onto the TX module, it's a lot easier plus you can edit from the DX. I highly recommend this synth if you can get a good deal on one. They used to cost 5k in 1984! Enjoy. Also there's a bit of reverb from the Strymon Big Sky, Most of the "reverb" is actually just me sustaining the notes."

Yamaha TX816 DEMO (All 8 Modules In Unison - Part II - E-Pianos & 80's Pads)

video upload by Blake Foster

"Here's a Part II video demonstrating some custom patches I made for the DX7/TX816...all modules playing in unison and detuned/panned on the mixer. This video demonstrates some E-pianos and pad sounds...No effects were used in this video. Controlling the synth with a Yamaha KX88 Midi keyboard."

Patch List
"OPENMINDED"- plucky/Evolving pad
"JUSTAPHASE"- electric piano with a slight phaser-esque effect
"SQUAREGLIDE"- Quirky square-lead sound
"ELEKTRICITY"- Lead/brassy sound
"TINE DELAY" - E-piano with reverse delay sound
"REFLECTIONS" - Brassy piano sound with reverse delay sound
"4VOICE" - Etherial pad sound
"OBIESIXPAD" - Lush, warbley pad sound
"BLESSEDRAINS" - soft brass sound (you know what it is)

Linn 9000 Jam | 6/26/20

video upload by Blake Foster

"Linn 9000, Roland D550, Yamaha DX7IID, Oberheim Matrix 6, Roland Super JX"

The First Ever Drum Machine You Could Buy - 1959 Wurlitzer Sideman

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Today we take a look at the Wurlitzer Sideman, the first Commercially Released Drum Machine.
Download the wav of the samples from this machine and much much more :-
it also makes @THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE get bigger and better."

Also see: The 1932 Rhythmicon - World's First Rhtyhm Machine

And: posts mentioning the Wurlitzer Sideman.

CASIO CT-S1000V Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

English sub-titles available. Click [CC] and choose English from the Settings menu."

Korg DSM-1 | A Sampling Disaster from 1987

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Korg DSM-1, 12-bit Digital Sampling Synthesizer Module from 1987. The module version of the mighty DSS-1. Well, not really. As we shall see in this video.
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The DSM-1, with 4 times more memory than the DSS-1, a HD-floppy drive and 16 (!) individual outputs, lacked all the synth goodies from the DSS-1 while operating with a much more complex and cumbersome hierarchy of sub-modes made it bomb like a stone and Korg would quit making samplers for decades. Akai ruled the sampling world. Today I would recommend the DSS-1 over this any day, of these two, even if the concept of modules has always had a magic spell on me. The DSS-1 just has more power in terms of sound, where the DSM-1 just falls flat. If it's just 80s sampling you're after there are many models from other brands I would recommend more."

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