MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 25, 2022

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Manual Wave-Sequencing on the KORG EX-8000

video upload by CGMAGIK

"Discovered some new sound making possibilities with my old Korg EX-8000. it would have been so great if Korg had made this possible by adding the waveform selection as a modulation destination! I'm guessing I might be able to automate this in real-time with MIDI sysex messages likely. I'm going to look into that!"

Always wanted the same for the Roland JD-800.

TouellSkouarn / Diskoutal #3 | SynthFest France 2022

video upload by SynthFest France

"Le SynthFest est partenaire de Diskoutal #3 - Rencontres Modulaires & Performances à l'Eskal."

IN THE STUDIO: Maude Vos' Hybrid Hardware Hideaway

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"LA Based Composer, Producer, DJ, and Label Boss Maude Vos welcomed us into her home studio to give us a look at how she combines her hardware and software processes into a hybrid workflow!

Read more about Maude's work and studio on Signal:

Check out some of the gear in this video:

Be sure to Follow Maude Vôs on Instagram and check out here music"

SuonoBuono - Lazer

video upload by NOISEBUG

With and Analogue Systems modular.


LAZER is a unique laser-based music controller.

Thanks to its rich set of outputs, it can control external MIDI instruments and effects, analog synthesizers and virtual instruments in a DAW such as Ableton Live, Cubase or Logic. It also has an on-board lo-fi oscillator that can drive headphones (for live tracking) or be used as an audio source.

LAZER is completely standalone and does not require a computer. It is ideal for live jams!

The sensor measures the distance from the hand and transforms it into MIDI, analog and audio signals, according to user settings. Its 1mm (circa) resolution and the configurable range up to 50cm allow for precise control of sensitive parameters such as pitch and filter frequency.

LAZER does not require wearing any wearables and can be used in most light conditions with bare hands. It should however be avoided to point strong light sources directly to the sensor. Multiple LAZERs can be used simultaneously without interfering with each other.

Benge on the Yamaha CS40M

video upload by zack dagoba

"Juzd sum noodlin on the supa-kule Yammy CS40M. Mmmmm"

Thomas Henry VCO Maximus

via this auction

Psyco X Syncussion SY-1M

via this auction

"This Syncussion has been assembled by Simon Cox in person. It's a beautiful instrument, capable of incredible sound"

1982 Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 w/ Factory MIDI SN 5852

via this auction

"Up for grabs is a beautiful Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 with factory MIDI from the inventor himself!

We acquired this amazing Prophet by chance while working out of a studio in Southern California right before the pandemic. It was a backup unit to their Rev 2 that had seen more action moving/Tetris/inventory than time in use. In order to get it home we purchase a brand new top of the line encore ATA flight case with wheels ($700+ road case) which is included in the sale as well. The case has flown a total of 3 times: once home, then back and forth to a remote session as it was a ‘must have’ per the clients request. It is in excellent condition. The case is currently in climate controlled storage warehouse, pictures will be up soon.

The synth’s cabinet shows typical wear for a Prophet 5 but is structurally sound. The wood cabinet gets a linseed oil treatment every 3 months as part of our routine studio upkeep. If you have wood cabinet equipment I highly recommend linseed oil if you want to preserve the quality of wood.

Routine maintenance for upkeep as follows:
-Power supply electrolytic caps updated.
-Keybed serviced with new bushings and J wire assembly cleaned and fine tuned.
-Battery replacement to ensure longevity.

We are listing this in Very Good condition because of the minor cosmetic imperfections. Otherwise this Prophet is in Mint condition."

Formanta Maestro 1991

via this auction

"Absolutely brand new synthesizer! Flawless operation of all elements. Since the date of purchase turned on 2 times, all factory seals are in place, not disassembled, complete set. You can install a midi-mod (which will be included in the price) but considering the condition I think this is illegal :) For true connoisseurs."

Roland SH-1000 Analog Synthesizer - Vintage

via this auction

"The first commercially-available synthesizer marketed by Roland. Works great, sounds great! There's a touch of key bounce detectable when "staccato" is selected, but I'm not sure that's abnormal. All modules, sliders, switches, and presets are functional, and it's relatively quiet for its age. The right wooden side-panel has come off, but it’s present and repairable. It's 48 years old, so the keyboard needs a good cleanup and calibration, but the keys, switches, dividers, and presets are all functioning properly, which I found amazing. There was some tuner crackling ans static when I obtained it; the only servicing I've done was cycling the tuners until the crackling and static went away. Everything is working smoothly, but with enough resistance to suggest that either lubricant-type solvent cleaner was used, none was used or that lubricant was replaced if solvent was used. It came with a home-made hinged wooden case that was NOT form fit, and that case will be included with the sale."

Logan String Melody Mk1

via this auction

"All capacitors replaced ! That means all electrolytics and film caps.
All sliders removed, opened,cleaned and lubricated.
Fully restored, so if you want one that will last, this is the one.

Sounds amazing."

Univox Korg Mini-Korg 2 (700, K2) 1974 SN 1376

via this auction

"A rare and unusual vintage mono synth from 1974. The Univox/Korg Mini-Korg 2/K-2. Kind of in the same vein as the Roland SH-1000/2000 but it's really in a league of its own. Groovy design with the sliders predominantly on the front of the instrument, below the keyboard. Makes putting this on the top tier of your rack a no brainer!

Considering its age, this synthesizer is in excellent shape. Everything functions as it should. The sliders are a little stiff (some more than others) and could use a good cleaning I'm sure. One of the original switches (Travel Vibrato) was swapped out for a button, which is interesting and perhaps even a slight improvement from a functional viewpoint). The switches are in great shape and I love the funky design). There are a few dings and scratches here and there, which I've tried to document in the photos."


video upload by Vlad Kreimer

"PIPE page -

Produced by Knyazev & Barsukov
Music & Soundesign by L.B.S."

"the flood" - sequential OB-6 jamming along with Arturia Microfreak

video upload by Franz Schimmel

"In this case i am working with a drum sound of the OBie, well keeping in mind that the Oberheim does not have the snappyest envelopes, but its got an analog overdrive on board, which is also interesting for this kind of effort... quite audible also the onboard phaser of the OBie. Freak adds some ethereal string sounds, mangled through my mxr stereo chorus and the GFI specular tempus. Bit of compression added in post. Footage layered in shotcut (freeware) editor."

Luke Neptune's Synthwave Soundset for Novation Summit

video upload by Luke Neptune

"Buy this soundset here

So it turns out that the Novation Summit excels at Synthwave sounds. What a pleasure it was to make these patches.
I hope you enjoy these 107 new sounds for the mighty Novation Summit as much as i enjoyed making them.
I focused mainly on warm, lush, silky, and twinkly type sounds so if that’s your thing then you should give this soundset a listen."

Synthesizer Jam: Scent of Spring - Operator Burstup (TR-808, MiniBrute 2S, TD-3, Model:Cycles)

video upload by Operator Burstup

"This live jam was inspired by a gorgeous morning outside. Blue sky, pink blossoms on the trees in front of the house, nice temperature... spring is awesome. I felt relaxed and was in the mood for another #DubTechno tune, but didn't want to work in the DAW. So once again I played with some of my synths and drum machines.
In this video I'm using my Roland TR-808 (I have it since the 1990s), an Arturia MiniBrute 2S (semi-modular and with an amazing sequencer), an Elektron Model:Cycles (the most fun FM synth I own), a Behringer TD-3 (very good clone of the TB-303) and the Space Echo RE-20. I hope you will enjoy this tune.😸
Find more of my music and social media links at"

No other synth sounds quite like Plasmonic

video upload by DATABROTH

"check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon

I've been having a blast with Plasmonic lately, I think I found the "secret recipe" for preset design on this synth. just going to make a few presets this stream"

Pamela's NEW Workout Tips Compilation - ALM017

video upload by ALM TV

00:00 - Intro
00:06 - Changing Waves with CV
01:08 - Creating Custom Swing
02:01 - Reshaping Waves with Width
03:02 - Copying Channels
04:27 - Looping Euclidean Patterns
05:28 - Macro Control with External CV
06:29 - Looping Random Rhythms
07:28 - AND/OR/XOR Logic
08:31 - Output Rotate
09:35 - Triangle Wave Arpeggios
10:39 - CV to Switch Loop Size"

Soundtoys Releases 5.3.7 Update with Native Apple Silicon Support

via Soundtoys

"We are excited to announce the release of Soundtoys version 5.3.7 with native Apple silicon support for Audio Units and VST 2 formats. This update is free for all users with Soundtoys version 5 or later plug-ins. Log into your Soundtoys account and download the installers here or on our downloads page."

Click here for additional details.

Bad Gear - Yamaha RM1x

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Yamaha RM1x Sequence Remixer. Is this 1999 dance-oriented groovebox a professional sequencer in disguise. Is it 'The Raver'?

00:00 Intro tune
01:06 Overview Roland R8
05:49 Hate
06:15 Jam 1
07:09 Jam 2
08:11 Finale
08:43 Verdict
09:41 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Happy Nerding FX Aid Exciter

video upload by Happy Nerding

"Exciter effect added to the Shaper section."

Multimode Vactrol Filter & VCA with a wide sonic range + Pinging - Teia OptoCore

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"The Teia Synthesizers OptoCore combines a vactrol multimode filter, with a vactrol VCA. Both circuits run in parallel, and you can manually crossfade between the two. The separate controls for drive, resonance and feedback add to the sonic range of the module. In this video I go over the functions and features of the OptoCore in detail, show a series of patches to give you an idea of the sonic range, and finally spend some time pinging the filter for percussive sounds!"

Additional Teia OptoCore posts.

KORG Wavestate Native

video upload by LFOstore

"Dear customers!

We are glad to announce that all our Wavestate soundsets are successfully tested and working with Wavestate VST plugin!

Plugin sounds massive and wide and strongly recommend.



Studiologic Sledge - "Cinematica" Soundset 50 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

"Welcome to the world of cinematic sounds of Studiologic Sledge Synthesizer!

This yellow/black machine with Waldorf's famous engine under the hood & true hands on control can offer you all needed ingridents for your sound track:

* Beautiful Lush Pads
* Massive Strings
* Melodic Plucks
* WT Drones
* Big Basses
* Moving Arps
* Cutting Leads


Sounds are reacting both on MW & Velocity + Aftertouch.
Can be uploaded into both Yellow & Black Machines.

Instructions are included.

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!"

Eurorack Modular Glitch-Hop #shorts

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!

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

Two DB-01s as a matched stereo pair: noodlings

video upload by Richard DeHove

"While thinking how nice it would be to have a modulatable stereo filter it (belatedly) came to me that my two DB-01s could pretty easily simulate a single synth with a stereo filter. The DB-01s have just the right degree of simplicity to allow for easily matched parameters, and the LFO is ideal for in-sync stereo modulation. I kept the pattern absolutely basic just to concentrate on the stereo effect.

One interesting thing I did notice was how sensitive I suddenly became to tuning differences once I tried to match the two units. It took a good half hour for the units to warm up and be in tune. Until then one was about 4 cents out, the other about 1 cent. Insteda of being a trvial difference or even a nice "thickener" it just sounded off to me. Curiously one unit was also quieter than the other so to match them up one is on volume 60, the other on 83. Once warmed up though they were absolutely stable and what you see in the video is the units after being on for about three days :D

So with a little help from the Zen Delay (and some Omnisphere at the end) here's the result.

0:00 Setup
0:23 Filter noodle
1:09 LFO phase
3:48 LFO phase v2
5:08 Extra synth on top

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

TEST SERIES Polyend Tracker Guitar Drolo Stretch Weaver Sound Design Experimental Music

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"Polyend Tracker and Guitar.
Both are routed through the Drolo Stretch Weaver.
The Stretch Weaver has different effects that will enable the two input sources to interact with each other. In the examples used here, the guitar signal triggers an effect to applied to the 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"

VVRONGER | Portable Arcade Synthesizer

video upload by Ventla

"available on

vvronger is an analog-digital hybrid monophonic mini (more mini than minimoog) synthesizer with csg -- complex sound generator -- synthesis

vvronger incorporates legendary pedigree sn76477(n) sound chip manufactured by us of a's finest texas instruments in 1978 which used in various arcade video games, pinball machines and electronic toys released on that era such as space invaders (taito), sheriff (nintendo), space encounters (midway), vanguard (snk), sharpshooter (game plan), locomotion (zaccaria), sound fx machine (remco), muson synthesizer (mego) et cetera

layout designed and assembled by me"

a. mono output jack, obviously
b. these could maybe work as kinda like an on-off mixer for a sound sources or as an envelope selector
c. seems to related with a duration of one-shot function
d. probably defines an one-shot duration range
e. probably some lfo-related component
f. vco-related component
g. sorta lfo adjustment thingy
h. the component we usually hardly use
i. pitch adjustment thingy
j. a mysterious component. hardly use
k. a switch to convert vco sources (internal <-> external)
l. a switch to convert sound envelopes (constant <-> one-shot)
m. i swear this is an one-shot trigger button. also works as sorta like a mute button sometimes
n. cool slide switch somehow i settled
o. external vco input jack. important component for a decent musical usage. vvronger has no gate input jack just in case
p. noise clock-related component
q. sorta noise filter
r. also a noise filter-esque component. also maybe works as sorta noise gate
s. definitely perhaps decay adjustment component
t. attack adjustment
u. decay adjustment
v. works as some kind of tone colour control section
w. cool 9v batt snap

Elektor Labs J2B 9bit synthesizer midi / Soulsby Atmegatron clone

video upload by Elektor TV

Elektor J2B Synthesizer First Demo of Prototype from 2014.

"This video shows Elektor's J2B Synthesizer prototype running a soft synthesizer engine ported from the ATmegatron by Soulsby. Listen carefully to the sounds produced by this beast and admire the way you can control it. LPC1347 rulez the waves :-)"

via this auction

"This is a port of the Soulsby Atmegatron 8-bit monophonic synthesizer to the Elektor J2B LPC1343 ARM Cortex-M3 board. The original Atmegatron is based on an 8-bit, 32 KB flash memory ATmega328 and the firmware is available as an open source Arduino sketch. The J2B board has a 32-bit LPC1343 ARM Cortex-M3 processor with 32 KB flash memory.

The Atmegatron has two rotary encoders, eight potentiometers and a pushbutton. Two potentiometers are for volume and bass boost, the others control the synthesizer itself. The J2B board can have up to nine rotary encoders, or eight plus a pushbutton.

The Atmegatron uses a bunch of bi-color LEDs to interface with the user. The J2B can have an LCD.

The Atmegatron uses PWM to produce its sound, the J2B has excellent PWM capabilities.

Based on the previous observations, porting the Atmegatron to the J2B should not be a huge task, which is why I started doing it. The most daunting task was to replace the analog potentiometers by rotary encoders while keeping the same feel.
Two rotary encoders replicate the Atmegatron encoders, six others simulate the potentiometers. The bi-color LEDs are replaced by a 2x16 LCD, but I added two bi-color LEDs to indicate the red/green modes of the synthesizer.

A cool thing of the J2B is its built-in USB capabilities making it possible to update the firmware from any Windows PC simply by copying a file to the board which is seen as an external drive. No programmer needed at all.

PWM capabilities of the LPC1343 are a bit better than those of the ATmega328, which allowed me to increase the sample frequency and gain a bit, making it a 9-bit synthesizer. So, in theory, the sound quality of the J2B synth should be a little better than the Atmegatron."

1974 Eko Ekosynth SN 0238

via this auction

"Vintage Italian Synth,classic Umiliani Sounds ultra rare synth."

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

Korg PolySix SN 381225 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer SN 153008 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"For sale, a very beautiful korg SQ-10 in its original box, with Korg cables and original documentation. It will come fully serviced prior to sale."

Korg MS-10 SN 130372 w/ Original Box & Japanese Front Panel Layout

via this auction

1985 Yamaha DX5 w/ Custom Canadian Walnut Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"I had a local woodworker make end panels out of Canadian Walnut to accentuate the beauty of this massive beast. The synth is in fully working order with only a few small blemishes here and there. It comes with the original sheet music stand, and two cartridges. I have loaded it with some custom patches that a friend gave me. I think they really highlight the power of this instrument."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3

via this auction

"The year of production of this model is 1983. The condition is good, there are natural temporary traces / scuffs. Bun in terms of performance - everything is perfect!"

Analogue Systems RS-100S Low Pass Filter Synthesizer Module

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"The RS-100 24dB/oct low-pass filter imitates the Minimoog's filter and exhibits almost identical characteristics in both the frequency domain (i.e. what it does to audio signals) and the time domain (i.e. its response over time to CVs). Below the cut-off frequency the response is approximately flat down to DC. With the filter fully open, it will pass signals approaching 20kHz."

Note: Be sure your eurorack case supports Analogue Systems modules.

Analogue Systems RS-510E EMS Synthi Trapezoid Generator

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"The Trapezoid Generator module is made under license of the EMS and is a remake of the EMS envelope shaper known from VCS3, Synthi A and AKS. It is a very unique modulator which can be used as a trapeze or triangle shape LFO and/or a attack-hold-decay envelope generator. It's flexible, weird and totally different from an ADSR."

Note: Be sure your eurorack case supports Analogue Systems modules.

PAIA Electronics Early Synthesizer Keyboard Catalog 1978

via this auction

"PAIA Electronics Synthesizer Catalog 1978. 6” x 8.5” 23 Pages"

Trigger Riot Action

video upload by Station 252

"Tiptop Audio Trigger Riot is an absolutely essential module in my system. In this video I use it as a clock and reset source for my Z8000 CV sequencer, trigger and accent drum modules and sample players, trigger envelopes, clock delays, ping filters, automate algorithm switching on Z-DSP, start and stop loopers. In all the patches Trigger Riot is the only source of gates and triggers, all played live - no overdubs!"

Ambient Pad Sound Design with polyphonic aftertouch (Waldorf Iridium)

video upload by Martin Stürtzer

Don't miss Neptune.

"As a first day user of the Waldorf Iridium I was excited to get the keyboard version! Waldorf included a new keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch that allows the design of dynamic and 'playable' ambient pads. In this tutorial I walk you through a first patch."


video upload by gilleslacaud


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During this time | A Rhodes piano, Moog Matriarch, and Monomachine track

video upload by MIDERA

"Hooked up my Matriarch and Elektron Monomachine up to play with the Rhodes. The Matriarch was sequenced by the Monomachine and the Moog EP-3 was used to affect the cutoff frequency. The Monomachine was used for drums.

Hologram Microcosm used for FX on the Moog Matriarch and Eventide Blackhole VST used on most parts for reverb."

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