MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Trove of Nyle Steiner Documentation and Images Available via Analogue Realities

Analogue Realities wrote in to let us know they have made a trove of Nyle Steiner documentation and images available on dropbox via his site.

"Nyle has given me permission to share this with the general public. Please, please give credit to Nyle whenever you use this information. If you make money off of his genius and work, please consider sharing something with Nyle. He is one of the truly nice, gentle, humble, and generous people in this world.

The organization is not the greatest, but I’m sure you’ll have many happy hours trying to figure out why I put things where they are :) The archive is very big, more than 4.6 Gbytes so be sure you have room."

P.S. Analogue Realities remade the Steiner Synthasystem. See the Analogue Realites label for more.

Pictured left is Nyle Steiner holding his Steiner EVI. The image was also featured back in 2015 from Analogue Realities, on a documentary being made on Nyle Steiner (see this post for the completed film). I thought this would be a great image for a new post on a trove of his historical works.

The 1979 Steiner filter.

The filter was used by YuSynth (featured posts here) and made its way into Arturia synths starting with the Minibrute designed by Yvves Usson of YuSynth.

Pittsburgh Modular New Modules Llama Kick and Polar Bear Snare Patch Lab with Richard Nicol

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard discuss and demo the Llama Kick Drum and Polar Bear Snare Drum modules. Should all analog drums sound like an 808? We hope not."

"Pittsburgh Modular Safari Series 3 showcases the first results of our research into analog drum synthesis. These circuits were designed as part of a larger project but large projects are slow and we are excited about these sounds NOW so a small batch of modules for us and our friends was necessary.

The Llama and Polar Bear are an attempt at creating realistic(-ish) kick and snare drums using our own unique designs. These modules are not based on the sound of any famous drum machine, instead they represent a new approach to building synthesized kick and snare drums informed by the world around us. The results are something that sound not completely unlike kick and snare drums, but with a flexibility that bends beyond the limits of a physical instrument.

Llamas Make the Best Kick Drums
The Llama is a majestic creature known almost exclusively for the unique way it generates kick drum sounds when it is angry. Our module pays tribute to this soulful, sonic wonder. We think it sounds very nice.

Polar Bear Rhymes with Snare
Although most polar bears are born on land, they spend the majority of their life on the sea ice hunting for the perfect snare drum. Most hunts end in failure. However, with a little bit of luck, the Polar Bear is rewarded with a glorious snap! We think this one sounds very nice too.

Price, Availability, and More Information
The retail price for the Llama and Polar Bear is $199 each. Because these modules are considered experiments, production has been limited to 200 Llamas and 200 Polar Bears. The modules are available now through the Pittsburgh Modular web shop. More information regarding the Llama and Polar Bear Eurorack Modules is available at

Side note…
We designed a new set of knobs. This may be the nerdiest, and therefore the coolest thing we have ever done! Llama and Polar Bear are the first Pittsburgh Modular modules to ship with our new knobs. A color forward, modern design that pairs the soft touch exterior with a bold interior and integrated indicator. We now have four new knob sizes with infinite color options ready for all the future Pittsburgh Modular and Cre8audio projects!"

Alesis Fusion - Demo - Klaus Schulze Soundset (Tangerine Dream / Berlin School)

video upload by Kosmokatze

"A little Demo of various Patches of the Alesis Fusion 8 HD - Klaus Schulze Edition.
The Soundbank contains custom programs, arps & sequences created by Klause Schulze for the Fusion.
You can still download the Bank and the description from Alesis:"

Yamaha CS-50

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings, also on eBay

"This unit is in fair shape for its age and sounds incredible! Overall the synth works properly and does have some minor issue that could easily be fixed by a repair tech. A ding on the left control panel is present but does not effect the play-ability of the unit.

Issue #1 - When the portamento slider is moved at a quick rate the synth can sometimes default to a mono state and only one note will trigger. A quick restart can put the synth back in its normal operation.

Issue #2 - Tuning pot is a bit wobbly at times when the potentiometer is turned in its full range.

Issue #3 - Synth has hole drilled in the front panel for a Kenton Midi kit that never got installed. (does not come with the Kenton Midi kit)

Other than that, the synthesizer sounds amazing and works well besides the 'issues' stated above."

White UDO Audio Super 6 Desktop w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland JP-8080 SN ZL22399

via this auction

Korg Trinity - Space Ambient Soundset (50 presets)

video upload by LFOstore

"Welcome to the world of Korg Trinity!

It is a beautiful, state of the art and superb sounding music workstation which first appeared in 1995

This workstation seamlessly combines excellent digital sounds, in-depth yet intuitive programming, real-time controllers, upward expandability and elegant design to create the perfect all-around synthesizer.

Following the Cosmic Sounds Series after Korg M1, Wavestation,M3, M50 - we made 50 great patches for Trinity!


* Beautiful Lush Pads
* Massive Strings
* Melodic Plucks
* Spheres & Drones
* Fx & Surreal Sounds
* Basses & Leads

Soundset is in .pcg format and can be easily loaded via floppy disc.
Instructions attached.

By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation.

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

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Arturia (Yamaha) CS-80 V3 (plugin) 10 cool factory patches by Ascetic Wires (Arturia V Collection 8)

video upload by Ascetic Wires

"Arturia (Yamaha) CS-80 V3 (plugin) 10 cool factory patches (in F#) by Ascetic Wires (Arturia V Collection 8)."

COLLIDZ° - Generative Sequencing Station and Synth for REAKTOR 6

video upload by BLINKSONIC°

"COLLIDZ° is a generative, autonomous, and multipurpose virtual synthesizer based on 4 synth engines, the whole sequenced by a polyrhythmic program of 12 scaled or microtonal notes.
A new paradigm around harmonic scores creation, melodic sequences Programmation and real-time note interpretation.
Preselect the notes/frequencies you want to play.
Define individual tempo signature and rhythmic rules for each 16 midi tracks of the grid sequencer...

Choose from classical scales and modes or set your custom tunings. COLLIDZ° allows exploring unknown temperament settings and microtonal scales.
3 different tuning modules are proposed :
- FORCE - Scales, modes & chords midi filter.
- CUSTOM - Custom tuning module.
- ANCHOR - Scale calculator.

The instruments feature a treatment flow of 4 effects:
- LARSEN - Resonate/shifter module.
- FROST - Micro Delay/Freeze.
- FEATHER - Digital Reverb.
- JUICE - SSB Radio and Tape Machine emulator.

Revisit classical tone generators with the 4 embed synth engines :
- STROKES - Percussive synth based on FM operators.
- FRICTION - Modal synthesis strings emulator.
- GROUND - Two oscillators based subtractive synth.
- SHOCK - Virtual analog drum and percussion engine.

Full of additional features: Global Midi Transposer, LFOs, custom BPM commands, OTT compressor, random phrase generator, external input and looper, audio to gate converter.
COLLIDZ° also comes with 100 snapshots in order to get your hands on the instruments.


COLLIDZ° has been created with & for NI REAKTOR 6 (full version).

More info on the product page at
Online guide:

Launching price of €99, with the discount code COLLIDZ on check-out. Save €30, until 24th of March 2022."

"Chill" (feat. Goojick) | Live Ambient Performance on Eurorack Modular and Moog One |

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Big thanks to Goojick for playing with me on this one. His socials are below. We kind of didn't have a plan for this piece, it was all improv, and the reference word that we were trying to express was just 'Chill' hence the title.
Hope y'all enjoy:)
Goojick's Socials:

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

MAKEN0ISE Community Patches!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Let's check out some 0-Coast patches sent in by viewers of the channel! Stay tuned for more!

Intro Soundtrack by stonefromthesky:


Blank Patch Sheets:

Share your patches here! (Include a recording if you have it!)"

disting mk4 - Phase & Frequency Shifter

video upload by Expert Sleepers

disting mk4 - Frequency Shifter

BITCRUSHING LO-FI | Mosaic Decimator 1U Eurorack Module

video upload by DANIELE

"Bit depth reduction and downsampling goodness with the Mosaic Decimator 1U eurorack module! A special thanks to XODES for providing the 1U to 3U adapter."

Ambient Circuit Tracks Dawless

video upload by Tum Tum

"Here's a little self contained ambient track made on the Circuit Tracks. I really like the sequencer on the Circuit, it's actually pretty great for this type of slow textural thing. But you know, there are only so many angles you can shoot of a little black box...

#jamuary 25, 2022"

Erica Synths .EDU Envelope - Building and Demo

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

TEST SERIES Polyend Tracker First Experiments FSU Sound Design

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"First experiments with this wild Polyend Tracker.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.

Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Spacefields FX with Yamaha CS1x

video upload by RinghausenMusic

"TEST : Direct Mode"

Vintage Synthesizer Sampling with the E-MU Emulator II

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-22 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

I sample my synthesizers very often with the Emulator II and with the Emax. The result is often completely different sounding sounds that I can further edit and use. An infinite source of sounds.
In the video I show the sampling process with the Oberheim OB-X. Summarized, of course.

0:00 Sampling the Oberheim OB-X
0:47 The processed sampled sound
1:42 Track with different synth samples"

Sequential Prophet 6 & EHX Small Stone

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist

Creamware Pro-12, 12-Voice Prophet-5 Emulation Synthesizer

via this auction

Creamware Minimax, 12-Voice Minimoog Emulation Synthesizer

via this auction

Tom Oberheim SEM Pro SN 0838 w/ Original Box

via this auction

KORG 770 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard w/ Traveler Filter & Dustcover SN 770927

via this auction

"This unit is 100% perfect working. All fully functional.
Cosmetically in EXCELLENT condition.
The VIBRATO and TRIGGER REMOTE SHAFT is not original.
The VOLUME KNOB is not original."

Update: you can find demos of one posted here and here.

Oberheim OB-8 w/ Moog Knobs

via this auction

"Pro Serviced / Refurbished / Brand new Fatar Keybed upgrade installed."

Soviet analog synthesizer Estradin 230 (minimoog D copy)

via this auction

"Here is a piece of history - soviet copy of Minimoog D.

The unit is in fully working condition .

Serviced and tuned."

Roland SYNTHESIZER SH-2 S/N 972583【商品紹介】シンセサイザー《在庫有・販売可》

video upload by musicshop bob-TV ボブ楽器店 - 茨城県鹿嶋市

Cleaning and testing.

Shakmat Bard Quartet

video upload by Shakmat

"The Bard Quartet composes and sings along with your complex harmonies! With its 4 channels and integrated keyboard, the Bard Quartet can control up to 4 different instruments which will play together as a harmonious quartet fed by your musical ideas. Even better: the potentiometer allows you to navigate through 8 customisable harmonic progressions, leading to the creation of entire songs!

The Bard Quartet can memorise up to 320 scales (4 channels, 8 harmonies, 10 memory slots). Furthermore it includes highly customisable Microtuning and Arpeggiator options, as well as three assignable inputs and outputs.

______ CONTENT ________

00:00 - Intro
00:48 - Scales
02:37 - Harmony
03:47 - Edit Menu
07:25 - MicroTuning
09:15 - Arpeggiator
12:44 - Memory
15:42 - Options
18:04 - Advanced Features"

The Shakmat Bard Quartet was first introduced during 2020's Superbooth 20 Home Edition.

SUREN'S SOUNDS - WAVES & CHORDAL on the PWMusic Malevolent

video upload by PWMusic

"In this video, Suren AKA My Panda Shall Fly shows us how and why he's made this Malevolent Patch."

"In this video, Suren AKA My Panda Shall Fly shows us how and why he's made this Malevolent Patch."

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

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