MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Sequential Oberheim OB-6 Module Quick Sound Demo

video upload by SoundsAndGear

"Just a quick demo of the OB-6 desktop to show some of the sound and why I dig it."

For Peace Against War

video upload by Todd Barton

"Video by @Elizabeth Virosa
Link to the Bandcamp page. https://componentrecordings.bandcamp....

For Peace. Against War. Who is not?*
A Compilation for the people of Ukraine

On February 24th 2022 Putin invaded Ukraine. Online we chatted about this and our situation as artists, feeling powerless in the face of this war.The only thing that came to mind was to use what we can do best for some greater good. Use music to raise money and support the people of Ukraine. So we put out this call:

'We are extremely concerned about the war in Ukraine and the aggression of Putin’s army.

We are trying to do our small part by raising money and raising awareness for the humanitarian disaster that is happening in Europe right now.

We are looking for artists from all around the world in the genres of electronic music, experimental, ambient, industrial, Techno and related styles for a compilation. We would like to make this as broad as possible, so if in doubt, please submit your tracks.

We encourage everyone from everywhere to submit. We especially encourage submissions from underrepresented communities, from the global south, minorities, female identifying artists, LGBTIQ*-artists, yes, we encourage Russian artists to speak up.

'For Peace. Against War. Who is not?' is a quote by Susan Sontag, an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist

The compilation was initiated and produced by Snowbeasts (Elizabeth Virosa & Robert Galbraith) and Kai Niggemann.

Cover art by Noah G. Hirka

Mastered by Robert Galbraith except where noted.

All proceeds from the sale of this compilation will be split evenly between the charities Vostok SOS and the Ukrainian Red Cross. -Vostok SOS -Ukrainian Red Cross'"

You can find additional posts supporting Ukraine here.


video upload by verstaerker

"please listen to my new track 'CONTROL-SHIFT-ESCAPE'
It was produced mainly with the
OXI One Sequencer wich controlled the used synths. The intuitive, inspiring workflow of the OXI One helped a lot to develop the ideas and sequences.

Used Synths:
Cwejman S1
elektron Machinedrum
elektron Analog Four
Sequential Take5
modal Cobalt8m
Roland TR-8
TC M300 Reverb
Empirical Labs Fatso EL7X
Strymon Volante Delay
Sherman Filterbank

to listen more music by me please visit"

Roland Introduces the FANTOM-0 - New Lineup of Synthesizer Keyboards

video upload by RolandChannel

The Roland FANTOM-0 synthesizer keyboard series will be available in the U.S. in April for the following prices:
● FANTOM-06: $1,499.99
● FANTOM-07: $1,799.99
● FANTOM-08: $1,999.99

"Discover the FANTOM-0 Series synthesizer lineup added to the FANTOM family. The three models offer the sonic power and fluid workflow of the flagship FANTOM series with a lightweight design and more affordable price. Choose from the 61-note FANTOM-06, 76-note FANTOM-07, or 88-note FANTOM-08. You’ll have everything you need to capture your creative vision and perform your pieces in one fluid instrument.

Take advantage of FANTOM-0’s powerful synth engine with instant access to ever-expanding Roland Cloud content, including Model Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and more. And with features like hands-on knobs and sliders, color touchscreen, quick sampling features, and a clip-based sequencer, your production and performance processes will be smooth as silk. Plus, FANTOM-0 integrates with production software like Logic Pro, MainStage, and Ableton Live for a seamless setup.

Performers can easily carry FANTOM-0 instruments from the studio to the stage. Weighing significantly less than most other professional keyboards, just slide the synth into its gig bag and go wherever inspiration takes you.

In this video, learn about the impressive range of features and extraordinary sounds that make FANTOM-0 series synthesizers the creative hub of producers and performers alike.

0:00 Intro
1:37 SuperNATURAL Piano
2:39 SuperNATURAL EP
3:30 Virtual ToneWheel Organ
4:12 SuperNATURAL Strings
5:20 ZEN-Core Synthesizers
7:11 High-Resolution Filter
8:03 Step LFO
9:16 DSP Effects
9:38 Drums and Step-Sequencing
10:46 Sounds from Roland Cloud
12:37 Sample Pads
13:32 Multisamples
15:23 Scenes
16:19 Scene Chain
17:11 Pattern Sequencer
19:49 Piano Roll Editor
20:44 Song Arrangement
21:21 DAW Integration
26:14 MainStage Integration
28:01 FANTOM-0 Models"

Roland Fantom-0 Workstation Keyboard - First Look with Scott Berry
video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Roland Fantom-0 Bundles at Kraft Music:"

New Roland Fantom 08 - Quick demo by gattobus

video upload by gattobus

"Here's a quick demo using multiple parts on the new Fantom 08.
Everything's been played in real time, no overdubs.
In the second part of the video I used the internal pattern sequencer playing along with a lead sound."

And the press release:

Streamlined Instruments with Advanced Sounds and Creative Features Directly Inherited from the Flagship FANTOM Series

Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 2022 — Roland introduces the FANTOM-0 series, a new lineup of synthesizer keyboards for performers, producers, and music creators. The FANTOM-06, FANTOM-07, and FANTOM-08 models combine the sonic power and fluid workflow of the top-of-the-line FANTOM series in light, streamlined instruments that flow smoothly into every musical situation, from studio production to high-level stage performances.

Unveiled in 2019, Roland’s reimagined FANTOM series has received worldwide acclaim for its advanced sound technologies and unique creative workflow that eliminates confusing modes and technical frustration. FANTOM-0 carries on this approach, offering core FANTOM features in highly portable instruments that weigh significantly less than most top-tier professional keyboards. Users can play and produce with thousands of Roland’s best sounds and unleash their musical vision with a color touchscreen, hands-on controls, and deep computer integration derived from the flagship models.

FANTOM-0 offers unlimited sound-making possibilities with Roland’s ZEN-Core, SuperNATURAL, and Virtual ToneWheel Organ technologies, with further expansion available through Roland Cloud. Musicians can create with synthesizers and rhythm sounds that have defined entire genres, build organic compositions with pianos and other acoustic instruments, or shape sounds of the future with next-generation synthesis tools. Built for non-stop creation, FANTOM-0 lets users shape sounds and realize ideas as fast they come. Using custom creative spaces called Scenes, they can store sounds, patterns, performance layouts, song sections, and more and recall them seamlessly with no gaps or glitches. And with the free-flowing panel layout, RGB performance pads, quick sampling features, and clip-based sequencer, sessions with FANTOM-0 are inspiring, productive, and fun.

FANTOM-0 slides easily into modern production setups with a built-in 4x32 USB audio interface, and native integration with Logic Pro, MainStage, and Ableton Live provides an interactive experience with touchscreen and hardware control. It’s also possible to combine soft synths with FANTOM-0’s onboard sounds and interface with favorite MIDI hardware via the dedicated MIDI output.

FANTOM-0 instruments are easy to carry from a home studio setup to rehearsal rooms and performance stages, thanks to molded body designs that are sleek, attractive, and ultra-rugged. The 61-note FANTOM-06 and 76-note FANTOM-07 are equipped with newly developed synth-action keyboards, while the FANTOM-08 comes with 88 weighted-action keys. Other than the keyboards and physical specifications, all FANTOM-0 models offer identical features.

With Roland Cloud, players can dive deep into the historic and ever-evolving world of Roland synthesizers. Model Expansions infuse FANTOM-0 with the authentic sounds and unique characteristics of the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and other vintage icons. And with the growing selection of Wave Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and more, there’s a steady stream of creative fuel for every musical journey.

Availability & Pricing

The Roland FANTOM-0 synthesizer keyboard series will be available in the U.S. in April for the following prices:

● FANTOM-06: $1,499.99
● FANTOM-07: $1,799.99
● FANTOM-08: $1,999.99

To learn more about the FANTOM-0 series, visit"

H-Res Pics (click them to zoom in):

The string machine ensemble effect: Dr. Böhm Phasing Rotor 79

video upload by Ohm. Studio

"Quite extensive demonstration of the Dr. Böhm Phasing Rotor effect, a great triple chorus effect from the 70s. Turns anything into a great string machine.
On the video I test it with a Multivox MX-202 (a Roland RS-202 clone), a Crumar Stringman and an cheap old cheazy analog synth.
I built several of these as strandalone units and I currently have 2 to sell if you are interested."


video upload by adnmusic

"Stylophone Progressive Medley
Pieces from Gentle Giant - Genesis - King Crimson - Dream Theater (Vitamin String Quartet) - Yes - Jean-Michel Jarre - Magma (Klaus Blasquiz)
Re-issue of a 2010 video"

Behringer PRO VS Mini - How Does It Sound? 1st Demo of the New Pro VS Soul Hybrid Vector Synthesizer

video upload by Behringer

"Having announced the PRO VS Mini as one of the many synthesizers we have been working on recently, we have been inundated with requests for you to hear and see it in action.

PRO VS Mini is a Polyphonic 4-Voice Hybrid Vector Synthesizer with Presets and full Midi implementation modeled after the Prophet VS from 1986 but with many extra functions.

This little monster has 127 wave tables, 32 presets plus sequencer, arpeggiator, and display with oscilloscope.

Prepare your headphones as Clemens Wenners demonstrates the incredible sound of the PRO VS Mini.

Development is complete and once we receive chips it’ll go straight into production.

Estimated price US $99"

ALM MFX : Eurorack Multi-Effect Module : FX Test with Guitars, Drum Machines, Synthesizers & more

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Perfect Circuit explores ALM Busy Circuit's newest Eurorack module, MFX with drum machines, guitars, and modular synths. The MFX is a versatile multi-effect module with 14 different effects programs, including delays, more delays, reverb, distortions, bit crushers, compressors, and chorus.

👉Grab your ALM Busy Circuits MFX Stereo Multi-Effects Processor-

🤓 Other gear featured in this video:
Roland TR-08 Boutique Rhythm Composer-
BASTL SoftPop 2 Semi-Modular Synthesizer-
Strymon Iridium IR Amp + Cab Simulator Pedal-
Boredbrain Injectr Audio Input + Cab Simulator-
WMD 4TTEN Quad Attenuator-
Empress Effects Compressor MKII Pedal-
Arturia KeyStep 37 MIDI Controller + Step Sequencer-
And a ton of Modular-

Learn all the things about the MFX in the Signal article -"

EDM Foundations TWO - Novation Circuit Tracks Pack by Techtronix

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"EDM Foundations 2 is all about power and precision.

A strong foundation with no spare parts, while still being versatile.
This pack covers all EDM genres with ease, but with a strong focus on higher class production values.
Macros are Tight and coherant leading you on a focused and quick path.
Every patch is in key and in lines, so you can audition reeses or warping sounds with ease,
without having to switch octaves.

This pack is deriven from the phrase less is more.."1947"
By taking out stuff you dont need, you're simply left with greatness.

Expect to find - 64 samples = 8 kicks, 12 snares, 4 claps, 8 hi hats, 8 perc including toms, 8 vocals, 8 chords, 8 Reese...

& 64 patches

- 32 Bass Patches.. including
- 8 Reese,
- 8 Lfo Driven warps
- Complex cross modulated bass and much more
- 16 lush pads
- 8 polyphonic soaring leads
- 8 chord stabs

And rounding things off for the Circuit Tracks there's 9 Killer sessions for inspiration!

PLEASE NOTE: There are no sessions provided for the OG Circuit!


Lambda II - MaxforLive Granular Audio Device for Ableton Live by Riccardo Sellan

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Lambda II is a Max for Live device for real-time granular effect exclusively for Ableton Live!

The main features are:

- 8-voice polyphony;

- Live/Freeze mode | freeze audio input to work on the frozen buffer audio portion. If it is Off, Lambda processes the audio input in real-time;

- Sequencer mode | grain generation in sync with Ableton Live tempo;

- Pitch | individual pitch shifter for every voice;

- Delay | delay and feedback parameters for each grain;

- Filter | the whole spectrum granulated and filtered through a 8 band-pass filter;

- MIDI input | play grains via MIDI; (Live 11 Only)

- Amplitude | individual amplitude parameter for each voice;

- Spray | stereo spatialization


New Loops Special Offer: 60% Off Phase Plant Presets Bundle

via supporting member, New Loops

"New Loops is offering 60% off Phase Plant Presets Bundle exclusively at Phase Plant Presets Bundle includes Bass and Synths expansions with a total of 128 Phase Plant presets for only £11.99.

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

Free demo sounds are available to download.

Offer ends 31/03/2022"

Wavefonix W614 Modular System Review

video upload by Molten Music Technology

W314 videos posted here. See the Wavefonix label for more.

"The W614 is a whole modular system in a 6U oak case built with vintage-inspired modules with analogue and digital oscillators. I'll take you through the modules, share my thoughts on the configuration and then dazzle you with a bunch of patches."

Index - 0:00
Intro - 0:28
The Modules - 7:01
Summing up - 14:19
Patches - 16:58

via Wavefonix

"Our W614 Modular Synthesizer is an excellent, compact system for the studio; offering a good balance between versatility and portability. It features the essential modules that you would expect from a small studio setup, but with a broader range of modulation and sonic possibilities over the smaller W314, along with sequencing capabilities from our 8-Step Sequencer.

The system is housed in an elegant, solid walnut 6U, 104HP case. Also included is a premium integrated PSU from Konstant Lab.

Confess the Sun (When Lunacy Reigns) by Audio Illustrator

Another track via supporting member, Audio Illustrator who had the following to say:

"I just finished my new track using my well loved Behringer Model D. In fact, check out the solo at 2:57, kinda as a distorted lead morphing into a horn...I'm playing my D using a CV breath controller there. I used the D throughout this piece and it has been invaluable to is still my favorite synth.

Confess the Sun (When Lunacy Reigns) is from my forthcoming album called "Illumination in the Final Dark Age.

This is a piece about those who are telling you to believe that the truth is no longer truth and to convince you that their lies are the truth. They want you to confess that the sun only comes out at night and the moon brings warmth to the day.

Hold on to what is true.

Composed and produced with a Pink Floyd vibe. 🙂"

Modular / Eurorack Music - Electricity

video upload by Jeanie

"Performance setup : Buchla 200e system + Buchla Music Easel + Make Noise system + Make Noise 0-COAST + Korg SQ-1 (two) + Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano MIDI + Strymon blueSky"

S T R A N G E R T H I N G S - cover with Korg Volca Keys synthesizer

video upload by Dadam

"Re-upload from my old channel, I really like this one. All done with the little beast Volca keys, and FX with the ZOOM MS70CDR pedal

Are you waiting for the next season ?"

Stranger Things Volca

Stranger Things

Modal Minute - COBALT5S Oscillator Algorithms

video upload by Modal Electronics

"Fused with 40 sophisticated algorithms, it’s easy to see why COBALT5S empowers creators with liberated sound sculpting capability without limitation. In this Modal Minute, we explain the complexity of these unique sound sources that allow sculpting classic as well as next-generation synth sounds."

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard // Sounds Only

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A no talking demo of the range of sounds you can get on the Waldorf Iridium Keyboard. Its the same sound engine as the original iridium, but has a wonderful keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch. Plus it looks gorgeous."

Behringer Crave: 64 Melodic Patterns/Sequences. No talk/Demo

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Melodic Patterns' is a collection of 64 sequences with different styles and moods. They are suitable for a variety of genres: Techno, House, Trance, Lounge, Downtempo, Chill Out, Acid, Hardcore, IDM, Breaks, Breakbeat, and others.

📔 Get the soundset:

The patterns are great for leads, plucks, generative patches, basses (if you transpose them quite low). There are many patches/presets for Behringer Crave on my website, they can be nicely used in pair with these patterns.

Pattern Groups 1-4 are in C Major scale, 5-8 are in C Minor Scale. And, of course, you may transpose them to any root note.

Patterns' Lengths are 16 or 32 steps.

Each sequence is thoroughly set: Gate Length, Ratchet, Glide, Accent.

For loading the sequences to your Crave you must use Synth Tribe app. It’s available on official Behringer website - Crave page - Downloads.

Load the sequences to your Crave and play jams with your synths and drum machines!"

Behringer DeepMind - Ephilion Signature 64 presets

video upload by LFOstore

""A new incredible soundset by one of leading European sound designers and LFO Store co-founders, Otto K. Schwarz.


64 organic presets will bring your music to the next level!

This soundset is made with passion and perfect for ambient, cinematic, electronic dance music.

Inside the soundset you will find:
* Dreamy sequencies
* Powerful leads
* Useful arps
* Silky Pads
* Nasty basses
* and many more.

Get the most of your Behringer Deepmind to meet your sound goals and dreams!"

Learning Lumatone: Episode 8 - "Polyphonic Aftertouch"

video upload by Lumatone Keyboard

Additional Lumatone tutorials:

Obsolete tech is so much fun | Anatek Pocket Split

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Gear considered to be obsolete can be a lot of fun. This time we take a look at the Anatek Pocket Split from the late 80s. This little box lets you split your master keyboard into 8 different zones, throughout 8 different midi channels if you want. I'll settle for 3 zones and 3 midi channels in this video. It's still a useful little box and when I'd need a fast and easy way to do this I'd use this every time."

Novation Super Nova Keyboard PCB Circuit Board

via this auction

What's interesting is it's Super Nova, not SUPERNOVA. Have we been wrong all this time?..

Korg EA-1 Electribe - Analog Modeling Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings

Moog 1120 Foot Controller

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. This is the metal version and not the plastic. It runs off a 9V DC connection or 9V battery."

Moog Minimoog Voyager XL Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

" It is working well and looks great, though there are some marks here and there on the wood (see photos, can be seen on sides and on the inside where the front panel slides down into)."

Waldorf Microwave XT Rackmount Wavetable Synthesizer In Need of Some TLC

via this auction

Looks like it's suffering from Nextel paint rot. My Pulse + suffered from the same thing. I was able to clean it up a bit as you can see in this post. I stopped before rubbing the labels off. If you look at OSC 1 and OSC 2 on this XT you will see it appears somone started to rub the paint off. What's interesting is the red underneath. You can see the red elswhere. If you were meticulous about it, you could end up with a Red XT.

As for the missing knobs I'm guessing they broke down as they did on my XTk as you can see in this post. I replaced mine with ALBS.

According to the listing, this XT works 100% so it might be a nice fixer-upper for someone.

If anyone does pick it up and strips it red, leave a comment.

Korg Mono/Poly-Lalaland Restored SN 371565

via this auction

"Excellent condition.
PSU recapped.
X2 safety capacitor replaced.
VCO Heater recapped.
Keyboard contacts cleaned.
All pots cleaned for scratch free operation.
Factory calibrated."

E-MU Systems Emax II 61-Key 16-Voice Sampler Workstation SN 089201738

via this auction

"This unit is a 2212 model (2mb memory/stereo/20mb hard drive) and has been upgraded with a beautiful black/white OLED display and a GOTEK usb drive emulator with rotary control. The 20mb internal drive has long since failed so it was removed. This unit is prime for an internal SCSI2SD conversion. This unit does not include a USB drive, as such you'll need to provide your own."

Tama Techstar TS202 Snare & Rim Shot Vintage Analog Drum SN 200210

via this auction

Tama Techstar TS206 TOM 1 & 2 Vintage Analog Drum Synth SN 201186

via this auction

Behringer's Pro-16 Ready for testing...

"Ready for testing...


Singularity Vol 3 - Patches 65 to 96 - MOOG ONE

video upload by GEOSynths

Additional Singularity Vol 3 posts

"Out Friday 18th March 2022
Back with a 3rd Volume of Patches for the fantastic Moog One, demonstrating Patches 65 to 96. The Bank contains 128 Patches, which can be either Single, Split of Layered using all 3 Synth Engines.

There's a wide range of Sounds, especially Motion and Evolving Pads, Brass and Strings, solid Bass and Leads, plus a whole host of others.

Some of the Sounds are more experimental, however they all are playable and have Controllers assigned to the Mod Wheel, Aftertouch and X/Y Pad for maximum control of how the Sound evolves over time.

There can be only One...MOOG ONE - Singularity Vol 3.

Roland Jp8080 vs ILDA

video uploads by e j

"supersawing laser"

Unisono#1 - Music for 1 note & 7 Synths

video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"Music for 1 Note & 7 Synths Made in Italy playing in Unisono
/ CRB Vocostrings - Welson Syntex - Jen Synx-508 - Crumar Composer - Jen SX1000 - Elka Synthex - Keytek CTS2000"

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

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