MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

I hear you now (Intro using Apollo and Apollo Mini synthesizers)

video upload by GS Music

"Here is a short video showing some of the capabilities of these little synths. Both can be used in monophonic or duophonic mode and can store user presets.
The apollo also has some CV inputs, chorus and delay.

Original song by Vangelis, from 'Jon and Vangelis'"

Syncing an Octatrack MKII with MIDI, USB and CV gear in a Setup.

video upload by mmachinibarra

"Syncing TD3, TR-6S, Microfreak, Model Cycles, MS 20 mini and Dark Energy with an Octatrack as Master"

S-CAT: Running a TR-808 and TB-303 into the Double Trouble and then through the new filter.

video upload by Space Cat Audio Technologies

NatLife pres. ILI - Sweet Nowhere

video upload by Igor Leus

"Probably, if the war had not started, I would have been digging with this track for a long time, preparing a video clip for it. But it happened, fortunately or unfortunately, I decided not to wait any longer, because it may happen that there will no longer be such an opportunity to post this track, so I prepared such a sketch for this work. Again, due to the events that are currently taking place in my country, namely the fall of shells outside the window, there will be no official release, and if the track is popular enough, I will do a free download.

ILI - Igor Leus (me) and my beautiful singer - Inesse (you mightknow she from some old Trance songs with mine NatLife project).

You can still support me with donation -

You can find additional posts supporting Ukraine here.

Eclipse of Reason (Kingdom of Darkness) by Audio Illustrator

An new piece by supporting member, Audio Illustrator.

"It has a mixture of Gothic (Middle Ages) instruments and a Pink Floyd vibe. I hope you enjoy it. :)

Once again, I'm using my trusty Behringer model D throughout this piece along with a number of various VSTi's."

Tangible Waves - Drum System

video upload by NOISEBUG

"The Noisebug Tangible Waves - Drum System.

This multi voiced drum system has a lot to offer in a small package! Listen for yourself!"

Yamaha CS-50 for sale

video upload by NOISEBUG

Pics captured here.

NOISEBUG on Reverb | Noisebug on eBay

"Selling this beloved Yamaha CS-50. Lid is included with this purchase (not in the photos)


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.

If you have any further questions please feel free to send us a message."

Vintage Emu Analog Modular Synthesizer for Sale

via this auction

This appears to be the one in the video posted here.

"I bought this amazing instrument from Emu in 1976. It is still 100% original, with the exception of the keyboard cable, which was recently replaced. This Emu has been lovingly coddled over the years, although in its day it was pretty active, being employed in quite a few recording sessions with artists such as:

Billy Joel
Smokey Robinson
Harry Nilsson
Seals and Crofts
Johnny Nash

'and many more…'

But, alas, it is now time to sell it."

Make Noise's Tony Rolando Talks Tape & Releases a New Album

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Make Noise founder Tony Rolando discusses his history with tape music, sampling, and microsound, which led to the development of the Make Noise Phonogene and Morphagene.

Tony's new album Breakin' Is A Memory will be released on Important Records April 29th:

Check out the music video for "Running Towards An Edge," directed by Elyse Tabet: [below]

0:00 Intro
1:01 Tony’s first encounters with tape music by John Pfeiffer, Barbara Kolb, and Mario Davidovsky
2:24 “Composing with Tape Recorders” by Terence Dwyer
3:21 The Superba tape machine
4:56 The Mystery of tape music
6:32 The difficulty of making tape music with just one device
7:28 The Casio SK-1
8:48 Tony’s tape music process ca 1995
9:58 Musical Interlude: “I’d Like to Make Communication W/ U”
12:00 The Ensoniq Mirage
13:52 Tony’s Mirage Sample Bank
14:48 The Wall of MIDI
15:32 The Akai S612
17:45 The Wall of MIDI (again)
19:18 Tony’s time in bands
19:57 Getting back into electronic music
21:44 Reaktor
22:39 Granular ensembles and computer struggles
24:38 Another Brick Wall and the feel of instruments
26:18 Other granular software of the time
27:57 Curtis Roads, Josh Kay, Richard Devine
29:09 “Microsound” by Curtis Roads
29:43 Outro"

Tony Rolando - Running Toward an Edge

video upload by Tony Rolando

"Running Toward an Edge" from 2022 release "Breakin' is a Memory" on Important Records.

Noise Engineering + Matt Lange VST, AU, AAX Plugin demo & breakdown

video upload by Noise Engineering

"Multiplatinum Music Producer, Composer, and Recording Artist Matt Lange composes a song using all Noise Engineering plugins and walks us through how he made each track.

Bundle 1 includes Basimilus Iteritas, Cursus Vereor, and Desmodus. They are available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats. Get these plugins individually or as a bundle:

Enjoy the sounds of the modules with polyphony, internal modulation, extensive MIDI capabilities, and the ease of in-the-box automation and recall. Each one comes with tons of presets and a randomize button so you can quickly explore the sonic possibilities. Dive into the faders to shape your sound.

The Freequel Bundle includes Virt Vereor, Sinc Vereor, and Ruina. They are FREE and also available in VST3, AU, and AAX formats. Get the Freequel bundle at"

What would you use Massive X for?

video upload by DATABROTH

check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon

"Hello everyone, today I am exploring Massive X yet again, this synth is an absolute monster, lots of hidden tricks and rad things you can do with it. "

BVR TS1 Eurorack Sequencer Module

via BVR Instruments

"(re) Discover your synthesizers in a Daw-less* setup
with the TS1 sequencer.

*DawLess : Without Digital Audio Workstation.

Firmware evolution with the following additions:

Factory sequences: a set of 20 pre-recorded sequences in TS1 which will save you time on your next compositions.

Rhythmic sequences with various rhythm styles such as: UK Garage, DubStep, Trap, FootWork, Drum'N Bass, Jungle, Deep House and Hip Hop.
Harmonic sequences of chord progressions with different colors like Sad, Neutral, Emotion, Happy, Romantic, Dark, Epic and Perso.
Melodic sequences with Bass and Lead type complete this list to have the basics in your next compositions and get you started as easily as possible.
With these examples, you can finally play with the rhythmic and harmonic styles and add your melodic sequences and enter the world of musical composition.

The TS1 sequencer
After several years of development, bvr-instruments is proud to present the TS1.
A sequencer in Eurorack format that will allow you to control your electronic instruments, without a computer, to create and compose your music.
With its interfaces, Midi and CV / Gates.
It is dedicated to musicians who already have one or more electronic music equipment:
Rhythm machine,
Modular Eurorack system.
Among its features, it has an innovative score display and editor that facilitate musical understanding, thanks to a simplified representation of notes in a matrix of parameters.

New Dannysound Dynamics & VU Meters Eurorack Modules

video upload by Dannysound

DIY kits available at Thonk:

Dannysound Dynamics Test

video upload by Dannysound

"Quick test video of the Dannysound Dynamics module."

Dynamic Processing Techniques for Eurorack // Dannysound Dynamics & VU Meters
video upload by DivKidVideo

"Here we have the character oozing ‘Dynamics’ Eurorack module from Dannysound. The module has multiple functions and can be patched to operate as a compressor, expander, harmonic exciter, saturator or distortion, sub bass generator, EQ, envelope follower or a simple VCA. With all those functions to hand I wanted to make a video that explores modular music making techniques as well as applying wider music production tips, tricks and workflows that you can apply in your own music and sound creation too.

Throughout the video I’m using 2x Dynamics modules and the VU meters expander allowing for showing more concepts per patch, but you can apply these patches to a single module too. The module can be used as a separate EQ and compressor which too, allowing you to EQ your side chain signal (like sidechain filters on compressors) or simply use a single Dynamics module like two independent modules. With so much potential for this set of functions you’ll find some no talking patches just exploring adding life to beats or the amp drive (lovely saturation) spread throughout the video as musical interludes."

via Thonk

"The Dannysound Dynamics is a fully featured Eurorack mono compressor / expander module with a range of on board controls and features. The module has been designed so that it can be used with another Dynamics module as a stereo pair with the Dannysound VU Meters Expander.

This module was originally designed to focus on drum processing & compression, but in reality can be used for a wide variety of applications. The Dynamics comprises of:

· Compressor / Expander

· Sub Bass Enhancer

· 3 Band Inductor-based EQ

· Harmonic Exciter

The compressor / expander section uses a discrete transistor-based circuit that allows for soft clipping when overdriven. The envelope detector is known as a feedforward type of circuit; taking its input from the signal before it goes to the compressor rather than after. This type of circuit is known for having fast attack times.

The Sub Bass enhancer has its own compression circuit that “ducks” the initial transient. This allows the sub bass to be increased without distortion on the transient peaks increasing the overall level.

There is a MIX control to allow the unprocessed signal to be mixed back in with the processed signal.

The 3 band EQ is an inductor based LCR design. After trying out various EQ topologies this was the design that sounded the nicest. When overdriven it gives a nice “bite” to the sound and it has a certain characterful charm that’s hard to put into words. The controls have a response that are subtle to begin with and get more pronounced as the controls are increased.

The Harmonic Exciter adds a little distortion to the high frequencies which bring out the sparkle of cymbals or the snap of snare drums. The operating bandwidth can be switched between Low (snare drum snap) or High (Cymbals sparkle).

There are inputs for side chaining and control with an external envelope as well as an envelope out to make the envelope detector output available to drive other modules.

It also features separate inputs and outputs for the Compressor / Expander and EQ sections, so they could be used as 2 separate modules."

Dynamics sandwiched between VU Meters.

Will the Korg Wavestate plugin work on a Raspberry PI?

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Korg released the Wavestate and OPSix as software plugins. The hardware synths are built around Raspberry PIs, so why not try to run the plugins on a PI? (No table of content needed today)

Resources in this video:
Woodys Wavestate review: [posted here]
Roccat Juke USB interface (google it)
Windows on PI
Korg Wavestate Native
Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable"


KORG OPSIX Plugin - Playing Korg's Monster FM Synth At Last

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of the newly released KORG OPSIX NATIVE VST Plugin, a software version of their FM hardware synth. As you may know I'm a fan of the FM on the TRITON MOSS board and the original YAMAHA DX7 so let's play and enjoy the sounds of OPSIX!

► KORG WAVESTATE NATIVE VST PLUGIN DEMO [posted here] ► FULL DISCLOSURE Thanks to Korg for providing me with a free software license."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

The Sound of YAZOO - Don`t Go - Sequential Pro-One Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

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

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

My favorite song from YAZOO from the Album Upstairs at Erics (1982) ✨
I used here the Sequential Pro-One Analog Synthesizer for all sounds. The drums came from the BOSS DR-55 Doctor Rhythm.
The bass patch can you find at the end of the video.

0:00 Intro
0:06 Don`t Go
3:18 The bass patch"

TEST SERIES 2x Plaits 2x Rings 2x Count to 5 Montreal Assembly Mutable Instruments Sound Design

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

2 Mutable Instruments Plaits
2 Mutable Instruments Rings
2 Montreal Assembly Count to 5

"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"

Buchla 200 Swirlies

video upload by Todd Barton

"Swirlies it is . . .

My Patreon:"

'Endroll' - Ryuichi Sakamoto (From "The Last Emperor") Eurorack Modular Rendition

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching and enjoying it!
This project took me a super long time to finish, as I had to transcribe the entire piece by ear and then split the midi into individual monophonic tracks so that my MicroMidi Module from Intellijel can record each layer one by one.

For each layer, I ran uMIDI directly into Mutable Instruments Rings and split it into three voices using a buffered multiple 1U module. The first voice was going directly out into VCA, and the second and third were going stereo in and stereo out from Mutable Instruments Clouds, and then into the VCA. The gate was sent out from uMIDI into the TipTop Audio x Buchla Quad Function Generator 281t, and into Strum input on the Rings. Both Rings and Clouds were being modulated by the Instruō/ DivKid Øchd which was sending all the LFOs into a variety of destinations. In Ableton Suite 11, I mixed everything. Adding Shimmer and Supermassive to tracks that needed it as well as FabFilter EQ and Limited for maximum sonic compatibility. Each track was performed separately in regards to the desired dynamics and articulations from the original score which I was referencing, but not following exactly.

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

Behringer TD-3, TD-3-MO: 64 Lounge & Downtempo Patterns

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Lounge & Chill Out' is a collection of 64 sequences for Behringer TD-3 and TD-3-MO (Modded Out). It's suitable for many genres: Downtempo, Lounge, Chill Out, IDM, House, and others.

The sequences are organized in the following way. Each pattern inside the group has 2 variations: A and B.
A has fewer notes and articulations, it's good to start with it, while B is a much more energetic and expressive variant of A. This organization gives an opportunity to develop your bass line from "soft" to "expressive" (or vice versa) just in one click. And, of course, you may do any changes in sequences while performing or jamming.

The Sequences are done in C Major scale, but of course, you may transpose them to any note.
Patterns Groups I and II have regular 16 steps length, in Group III - "odd" length (7, 9, 13... steps), in Group IV - "odd" length, and they are in Triplet mode.

💿 Behringer TD-3/TD-3-MO - Old School (64 Patterns)
💿 Behringer TD-3/TD-3-MO - Dreamy Sequences (64 Patterns)
💿 Behringer TD-3/TD-3-MO - Acid Bass Lines (64 Patterns)
💿 Behringer TD-3/TD-3-MO - Lounge & Chill Out (64 Patterns)
Get the patterns:

For loading the sequences to your TD-3 use the latest version of SynthTribe app. It’s available on the official Behringer website – TD-3 page – Downloads.
SynthTribe version should be 2.5.7 or higher if you use TD-3-MO.

Modal Minute #46 – COBALT5S UI Modulation Assignments

video upload by Modal Electronics

"In this Modal Minute we take a look at UI Modulation Assignments on the all-new COBALT5S."

Octave The Cat (non-SRM) vintage analog synth

via this auction

Vintage Korg Micro Preset M-500SP Analog Keyboard Synthesizer SN 195822

via this auction

White Moog Liberation Analog Synthesizer Keytar SN 3095

via this auction

This one is listed for parts.

Vintage Moog Rogue Synthesizer Keyboard SN 8954

via this auction

"Vintage Moog Rogue Synthesizer Keyboard USA. Great condition!!! Works fine, sounds fantastic. AC Adapter is not original, but works fine."

Modal Electronics Cobalt8 & ProCo Rat

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist


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

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