MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, March 19, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

NatLife - All My Sentiments - PLEASE READ

video upload by Igor Leus

Igor Leus is a supporting member of the site and the man behind NatLife Sounds. Please read the following:

"I wrote this track in 2019 and dedicated it to my baby Danila. All my sentimentality was connected with my son. Now he is far from me, I had to part with him because of the war in Ukraine. I don't know if I'll ever meet my son again. Sitting here under shelling in Kharkov, I understand that this may not happen, but I want to believe and hope that I will succeed.

PayPal Donate (to my wife & son):

Free Download:"

Richard Devine Ascension - Modular Patch

video upload by Richard Devine

"Patch experiment using the Noise Engineering Variatic Erumption x 2, and Minigorille CV graphic modules x 2. Clock output from the Tiptop Circadian Rhythms into the CV Graphic input 1, left side (purple). Then another output from the TipTop CR taken to the right side (siliver) CV Graphic module. Output 4 from the Tiptop CR sent to the left side Variatic Erumption (ext gate to the hit jack input) which would send very slow burst of random gates. The CV Graphic CV output (PONG sequencer mode 2) A and B would output bouncing ball like CV voltages to the Variatic Erumption CV Pattern, and Time/Division input. This created some very organic scattered sequencing, taking one output that was triggering a Snazzy Fx Ardcore running custom frac drums patch.

The other output was running into a trigger input on the Mutable instruments clouds, which is causing the light granular scattering in between the beats. Another output from the V.E. running into the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas, for the FM pluck like percussion sound. Next output from VE running into a 4ms RCD, random triggering spaced out burst to the clock input. From here, the output was taken (4)out to the MakeNoise Optomix set slightly open, which was running a ALM's new "Akemie's Castle" dual voltage controlled oscillator, running out the chord output (OSC A). From the Akemie's Castle the output is going into a Tiptop Z-DSP processed with the Halls of Valhalla card running program 7 (Asgard). Mult output also taken to the Strymon Big Sky pedal running in "Chorale" mode mix completely wet for delicate melodic swells. Making the rich choral timbres. Another gate output from the Noise Engineering V.E. running into the Mutable Instruments Rings module. Output from here sent to the Qu-Bit RT-60 effect module, which is also being triggered (for effects program change) via by the 5 division output from the 4ms Rotating Clock Divider.

Kick drum created using the MakeNoise telHarmonic module, running into an Optomix. Snare and hi-hat sounds courtesy of two Ladik D-333 Rom players. One running the Snares card, and another running hi-hats. Both outputs being summed into the Synthrotek DLY module. The delay input being modulated by a modcan QuadLFO output 1 slow S&H. First sequenced notes via the Mutable instruments Braids running the new "HARM" additive harmonics mode. The quantization was set to "Oinian". Second Braids for other harmony running the "OPSK" smooth sine like melody, VCA mode set to on, with short decay for pluck like quality. Signal for both braids are being sent to another Qu-Bit RT-60 running program number 1-Reverb. Quantization set to "Oinian". Bassline sound created with an Intellijel Shapeshifter output 1, then being run into intellijel uVCF filter in LPF input, then the signal goes out a Qu-Bit RT-60 in program 1 Reverb.

Link to download the free track here:"

Modular Sketchbook 3-19-2022

video upload by brandon logic

Repurpose Case for Eurorack!

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"I repurposed a case for Eurorack.
Later i'll buy 126HP rails and get a bigger power supply and bus board.
Hope you enjoy the tour."


video upload by AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2022 by AnalogAudio1

You can buy these patches for your SEQUENTIAL PROPHET-5/10 REV4 - read the description for details (scroll down).

I played a Prophet-5 REV4 along with a Korg SDD-3000 (delay effects, right channel only) and Lexicon MPX 500 (occasionally for reverb effects).
Drums starting at 10:00 ALESIS HR-16 (vintage drum machine from 1988).



AnalogAudio1 is proud to announce the release of the "VINTAGE PROPHET" sound set for the new SEQUENTIAL PROPHET-5/10 REV4 featuring 80 handcrafted patches. You can rely on AnalogAudio1's wide programming experience on original Sequential synths, to bring the best out of the new Prophet-5 for your music. This sound set provides vintage-style Prophet-5 sounds heard on many iconic recordings from the 80ies, which were not factory presets. The patches will load into user GROUP 4 and 5.

This sound set features 80 exciting analog tones of the highest quality, ready to use in your music! All sorts of vintage pads, deep basses, electronica sounds, leads and fat, monophonic sounds (all the sounds you hear in the video and some more). This sound set comes with a patch list and loading instructions (PDF).

The 'VINTAGE PROPHET' soundset costs 25 Euros, payment is via PayPal. To purchase it, send a message to:


After payment you will get the patches (including a patch list and loading instructions, both as PDF) to your email address.

The patches are royalty free. Use them for your music as you prefer! Buying this soundset you purchase the right to use these sounds in your music, releases and gigs. Other use is not allowed - such as sharing, reselling, making sample packs, including them in commercial patch collections etc.

By the way, I created another soundset for the PROPHET-5 REV4, called 'CLASSIC PROPHET', see: [this post]

You can purchase both soundsets as a bundle for 46 Euros. Both will load into different locations (CLASSIC PROPHET into groups 2 & 3, VINTAGE PROPHET into 4 & 5), so you will have access to both at the same time."

[diy] LIL' MONO SYNTH - A proper introduction

video upload by planeteatrr

"You can find more information on this little oddball over here:

All the files for having the circuitboard and the frontpanel produced will be made available soon. If you can solder you can easily build this on one sunday. Complete production costs for one unit are around 70€/$ or less. I will add a link to the production files in some weeks.


Additional details:

"Since a year or so I fantasize about developing a series of small analog synthesizers, that will fit in guitar pedal or other types of enclosures, with frontpanels made of FR-4 pcb material. The synthesizer I am about to describe is basically the archetype and prototype for the more advanced synths. The next one will be based around Electric Druids VCDCO and TAPLFO chips and another one will include the famous CEM3340 vco ic paired up with a vcf that is a weird mixture between a Wasp vcf and an Oberheim Sem vcf.

But let's have a look on the first one of these synths. The main goal for me was that it can fit into a small aluminium die cast enclosure, without the need to use smt componentes or small 1/8 watt resistors. This meant I needed to have a low parts count. The result is that I used the most basic circuits for each individual function and merge them together into one circuit. I really did not expect much from it, but I am actually very suprised that the output of this progress is much more versatile and interesting (but with a nice and big "oddness-factor") than I thought.

Though I took my HEF4046 (The IC needs to be a Philips/NXP or Motorola, TI ICs will track very poorly, those HEF/MC ICs are obsolete as through hole parts but they are available in hugh quantities at e.g. ebay) vco design and built all the other stuff around it. I decided to take the most simple vca design I know which is the infamous single diode "vca", that is often used in lunetta-type synths. I was suprised that it is actually working with sawtooth waves aswell. It gets a bit weird and distorted when the envelopes fade in or fade out, but I really like the sound of it. Since my vco design has a sawtooth output that is one octave higher than the squarewave output, the squarewave output can be used as suboscillator. Both waveforms are mixed together and send in to the vca, which comes before the vcf. The vcf should actually have been a twin-t notch filter, but I left out the highpass part and it became a (sort of bridged T) low pass filter, which has quite some similarity to tim escobedos q&d vcf. This thing sounds dirty but when you use the right values for the components it can be tamed and can sound quite creamy at high resonant settings. For the envelope generator I actually planned to use a 555 timer ic, but that would have had to many components. Though I decided to build the most simple envelope generator that just contains a comparator at the input and a buffer at the output. It's not perfect, but it works just fine. There is no modulation for the vcf beside the envelope modulation, but this alone sounds quite nice (there will be a jack for cv).

There are some downsides to this simple circuit:
* The "vca" is not a real vca and distorts the signal (which I actually like)
* The "vca" has a little bit of signal bleedthrough, which is completly gone when using the env mod
* The vco is not very precise, but works solid over 2 to 3 octaves or even 4 octaves (you need to live with some tuning error, somehow it depends alot on the used cv-interface, actually the cv inputs needs to be buffered :roll:)
* The envelope generator is not that good but if you are aware of its sweetspots it can do a good enough job
* There is an overall oddness to some controls, but it works much better than I expected
* It has no midi connection (only cv inputs)

The pros are:
* The gerber files will be available for free
* It will be very small for a fully functioning, east coast style analog synth. It is literally half the size of a korg volca device
* It has a suboscillator
* The output is actually quite powerful and it "sounds big"
* It sounds unique and quite versatile
* It can be hooked to other (semi)-modular devices.
* You can play it polyphonic when using several of those synths and a multichannel midi2cv interface
* Built cost will be under 50€($)
* I developed the synth in 5 evening sessions or so ;)

There are some issues in the initial schematics, but I will update them soon...

Gerber files will be uploaded in spring/summer and I will most likely sell some pcbs and frontpanels."

Buchla 200 permutations

video upload by Todd Barton

Easel Razors

video upload by zack dagoba

"The Buchla Music Easel - just doing what it loves doing"

video upload by Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of "Overworld Theme" by Koji Kondo from Super Mario Bros. (© 1985 Nintendo) just with a Moog Sub 37.
#supermario #kojikondo #moog"

Korg M-500 SP micro-preset SN 810245

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"The M-500 SP has been thoroughly serviced by our experienced technician, including a detailed cleaning and check over of internal circuitry.

The internal condition and overall functionality of this synthesizer is tiptop. This is the sought after earlier version of the micro-preset with inbuilt speaker on the underside of the casing. Everything on this synth is original apart from the slider knobs, which have been sourced to specifically match the rest of the hardware and look great.

Key features include:

• 6 sounds: synth1, synth2, brass, string, wood, voice
• Korg35 analog filter
• LFO random and repeat Modulation
• Portamento
• Portamento momentary ON/OFF
• 5 Octave range"

Roland JP 8080 Analog Modeling Synthesizer Module

via this auction, also on Reverb

1985 Solton Ketron Programmer 24 Key Synthesizer w/ Original Gig Bags & Docs

via this auction

, also on Reverb

"Excellent condition and all works perfect. Only 1 owner. Comes with original gig bags, bass pedals, keyboard, stand and manuals. This is a clean disco machine that can do it all!"

SN 930727330

via this auction, also on Reverb


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"This week i got a request for moonlight sonata performed on Kosmo, here it is.
Download a WAV and watch a video of a live un edited take from the synthesizer here :-
it also helps makes @THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE get bigger and better.
THIS MUSEUM IS (NOT) OBSOLETE next open day March 26th :-"

Synth Jam 88: Uno Synth Pro, Sub 37 & Korg Radias

video upload by Marcus Padrini

"O Uno Synth Pro soa sensacional! A combinação de synth analógico, com ótimo processador de efeitos interno e as teclas fatar com aftertouch contribui demais com a expressividade desse synth compacto que pode soar gigante.

!!!! Quer aprender sobre sintetizadores e síntese sonora?

!!!! Aprenda sobre a tecnologia MIDI:

Me siga também no Instagram:"

Arranger Keyboard vs Synthesizer Workstation - Review & Demo

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Helpful advice and buying guide for choosing between an ARRANGER KEYBOARD (Yamaha PSR, Tyros, Genos etc) and SYNTHESIZER WORKSTATION (Yamaha Montage, Roland Fantrom etc).

Including lots of music demos, plus review of the pros and cons of each instrument category.

Featured instruments -
► KORG i3


► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard - Poly-Aftertouch explained

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

"Waldorf CTO and developer Rolf Wöhrmann explains polyphonic aftertouch settings on the new Iridium keyboard. OS 2.8.2 can be found in your Waldorf Account

00:00 Start
00:36 Basics
03:30 AT Attack/Release
04:24 AT to pitch
06:11 AT from scratch
07:56 Curves & Calibration
10:57 Sound examples"

Korg Modwave - "Analog Dreams"

video upload by LFOstore

"We continue Modwave soundsets series & now is the time for Analog & Vintage Sounds!


By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation & Anton Sacral Reason author 'Stratosphere' for Wavestate.

Modwave is a powerful synthesizer with great potential and an incredible variety of sounds.

Welcome to the vintage world!

40 performances ready to breathe new colors into your music and inspire creativity.

In the bank you will find neon pads, airy arps, motion sequences that will fill your compositions with new colors and emotions.

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

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

dawn huntres - futuresonus parva

video upload by synthesizer express

"the track was created entirely with the parva synthesizer except for drums
fx used is the brainworx rooms reverb"

Roland System-100 Model-101

via this auction

Novation Nova Desktop Synthesizer 16Voice OS 4.1

via this auction

Waldorf MicroWave XT 30 Voice SN 920727139

via this auction

The seller also has one in rougher shape listed here for less.

Roland Rackmount Vocoder SVC-350

via this auction

"The SVC-350 is a high-end vocoder with crystal clear vocoder sound and with access to the volume of the individual frequency bands!

The inputs (microphone) are optionally a 6.3 mm jack and an XLR port. A level controller regulates that pre-amplified signal and a green and red LED provide information about the clipping status.

For the carrier, there are two inputs that can be used in parallel. The level can be adjusted from -30 dB, -15dB to 0dB with a three-way switch. There is also a guitar input, which can also be used for instruments with big dynamics. That’s possible, because of the Compressor located just behind the input.

In addition, the signal can still be adjusted via the harmonics potentiometer enriched with overtones and slightly distorted sounds. The frequency section below controls the volumes of the eleven filter bands. In addition, there is a Master volume and and a balance control in order to adjust the ratio between the original input signal and the vocoder sound."

Waldorf Blofeld Demo - Favorite Patches

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"Waldorf Blofeld - Favorite Patches

0:00 - 0:40 A025 Britewhitepad
0:41 - 1:05. E008 YUMMI
1:06 - 1:17 C029 Latmo
1:18 - 1:32 B028 Supermario
1:33 - 2:08 B040 Stargazer
2:09 - 2:26 B127 Elevation
2:27 - 2:45 B121 Pearldrops
2:46 - 3:03 A127 BLOODLIFE
3:04 - 3:22 B089 Liquidsaws
3:23 - 3:51 C048 Heaven"

Rock Me Amadeus - Synthesizer Jam

video upload by Luke Million

"Been having fun in the studio, recreating "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco. It's one of those tracks that get stuck in your head, but in a good way 😊 🎹 🕺

Gear Used;
Oberheim DX Drum Machine
Simmons SDS8 Electronic Drums
Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 3.3
Roland Juno 6
Moog Multimoog
Oberheim OB8
Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus

#rockmeamadeua #synthesizer #80smusic

Stream my music"

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

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