MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 28, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

SHTH – Sample & Hold / Track & Hold by After Later Audio // Full Walkthrough & Demo

video upload by Robots Are Red

"In this video we look at SHTH by After Later Audio. This is a straight forward yet powerful 2hp Sample & Hold and Track & Hold module with additional Noise and 'Walk' outputs. The Walk signal is four separate pulse wave oscillators running through a slew."

"SHTH - Sample and Hold - Track and Hold

Create stepped outputs using two different classic synthesis techniques, sample & hold and/or track & hold.

Sample & Hold

The top four jacks make up the sample and hold section. There is a noise output that is normalled to the input so you can pass a gate/trig signal into the SAMP input to get a stepped output at the OUT jack.

IN - Signal that will be sampled, normalled to NSE output
SAMP - When high updates the voltage being sent to the output
NSE - White noise output
OUT - The sampled output (freezes the value from the IN jack when the SAMP jack receives a high signal)
Track & Hold

The bottom four jacks make up the track and hold section. There is a walk signal (a randomish meandering voltage) that is normalled to the input. Track and hold is the opposite of sample and hold in that it will pass the IN value to the OUT jack until the TRACK input receives a high gate. While the TRACK input is high it will hold the value. After the TRACK input goes low, it will begin tracking the IN signal again.

IN - Signal that will be tracked
TRACK - When high the value will be held at the output
WALK - A meandering voltage
OUT - The track output (follows IN while TRACK is low, held voltage while TRACK is high)
CC-BY-SA Emelie Gillett"

KORG Opsix Native & All LFO.Store Presets!

video upload by LFOstore

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

Plugin sounds massive and wide and strongly recommend.



Grendel drone commander quick review/demo [DCE-2]

video upload by Meska

"Simple monophonic synth, complex sound"

Thank you fwor watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly 'dark and expérimental' music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.
i'm tattooist at day jobs and you can found my work here :

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Making a Complex Rhythm With Delay | Sound Recipes #24

video upload by

"We're using delay to make a simple rhythm more complex in this edition of #SoundRecipes. By matching the delay time and feedback amount to our kick drum, we're turning a single kick into a four-on-the-floor beat. And from there, we experiment with sending hats and snares in and out of the delay unit as well. Check out the gear used to get the full recipe and many others here."



"It's been a while but here's the new Switchtrix SYNTHI X.It features all of the synthi circuits minus the reverb and output amps brought out to 3.5mm sockets to interface with Synthi or other synths.

For lead times and price contact"

Note they also produced a Putney/VCS3 clone.

enereph and Future Markets Live at Patchwerks

video upload by Patchwerks

"Using a medley of samplers, drum machines, eurorack, and woodwind instruments local artists enereph and Future Market perform live at Patchwerks.

Expect more live shows monthly in-store at Patchwerks. If you are interested in performing reach out to us at

0:00 enereph
26:21 Future Markets

Visit the Patchwerks website here:

Video by: Stephen Ly"

Rediscovered Melodic Techno Performance from 2020!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"This was a performance I did for a live-streamed show put on by the Southern California Synth Society in 2020. I thought I had already uploaded it to the channel, but turns out I had not!

I really put a lot of time into creating this track, and it gives me all the feels!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

▼CONNECT with me / SUPPORT creativity and good content▼

Forge TME - VHIKK multi oscillator voice

video upload by Forge TME

"The vhikk is a multi-algorithm experimental synth voice for eurorack. It combines wavetable oscillators, filters and delay-based effects into one module with 9 different modes."

video upload by John Schussler

"The name of the company is Forge-TME. The module is VHIKK. No, I don't know what any of that means.

The module at its most basic is an oscillator. Several, actually, merged with a variety of self modulation, feedback, and delay connections that make it look, at first glance, like an all-in-one drone.

It ends up being more than that. It tracks 1v/oct just fine, so can be a melodic, even lead oscillator voice. I start this video with the basic drone side of things, but then move over to the sequenced pattern side, which is equally interesting.

I'm not going to try to explain the module in any detail, as its structure is too complicated. You're gonna have to RTFM for that ( On the upside, that complexity doesn't make it hard to use. Wiggle the knobs and lots of great stuff comes out.

Sequencer: Stochastic IG. Envelope: Zadar

00:00 Intro
00:20 Drone - no pitch
04:45 Drone - pitch up
18:28 Slow sequence
23:00 Fast sequence"

"The vhikk twists, convulses and wails in a vortex haunted, spitting dirt and dust and time and raw energy. Rapid shadows, alien physics, pulsating artefacts, sometimes ridiculous, sometimes possessed.

The vhikk is a multi-algorithm sound source capable of traversing sonic planes complex, raw, dense, electric, erratic, dynamic.

The vhikk trades total control/comprehension/repeatability for a [hopefully fertile] dialogical experience and breadth of sonic palette. It is intrinsically ephemeral and is designed to encourage exploration and presence - with low cognitive overhead.

The vhikk is happy alone but thirsty for voltages. The produced output can be quite spectrally and temporally full and doesn't necessarily require [but definitely appreciates] further processing to synthesise musically useful material.

The Vhikk is a multi-algorithm experimental synth voice specialising in [but not limited to] complex drones and basses, rich textures, and dynamic sfx. It combines sound generation and effects processing into one module with 9 different modes.

The nature of the Vhikk makes it suitable for situations where a compact, ergonomic, and self-contained sound source would be welcome - for example smaller modular systems, or large systems where a strange sound source with minimised cognitive overhead would be desirable.

The general architecture consists of a bank of wavetable oscillators [the generator] sent through a filter section which then passes into a delay-based structure [the processor] - with the specific architecture and character of these sections dependent on the selected mode.

Some of the modes implement what is referred to here as 'cluster scanning' - a smooth crossfading scan through sets of frequency/wave pairs. Imagine a wavetable scan parameter but each distinct wave position also has an associated frequency offset. In the modes implementing cluster scanning these wave/frequency offsets are different for every oscillator.

The processor in general consists of a delay-based structure which can be smoothly transformed from something resembling a delay [distinct [albeit processed] repeats] to something resembling a reverb [diffused repeats, increasing echo density, modulation].

There is a frequency shifter integrated into the processor, either post delay-structure or in the feedback loop depending on mode and FEED position.

The X jack is a signal input which is merged with the generator pre-filter and passed into the processor. The graphic in the upper middle of the panel is a level indicator for the X input."

You can find additional details at

Saturday Night in Stepford - PJ Tracy GForce M Tron MkII Demo

video upload by GForce Software

"PJ Tracy takes M-Tron MkII for a spin.

P.J. Tracy is an Emmy award winning composer and musician based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. P.J. Began his career in his late teens as a touring keyboardist, vocalist and session musician. Since that time, he Has been a studio owner, a producer and audio engineer, a media composer specializing in fortune 500 branding, and a sound and music artist with work installed in the permanent collection at the Casoria Center For Contempory Art, Nsples Italy, Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Walker Art Center, and the Hauqe amongst other venues across the globe. Additionally, P.J. Has composed work for a diverse selection of some of the world’s leading organizations, including: Aramco, Fox Sports, CBS Television, Bank Of America, GE, The American Red Cross and Sports Illustrated to name a few."

Korg Opsix vs Vintage DX7 // The definitive comparison

video upload by Starsky Carr

"An in-depth look at how the sound of the Korg OPSIX compares with an original DxX7 from 1983. In short, it stacks up well. It will never be identical as it has different envelope shapes (4 part level and rate compared with standard ADSR) but for most of us its close enough. I've loaded the original DX7 patch bank into the OPSIX and with just a few tweaks can get them almost identical on the fly. Given time they could be closer."

Black Corporation XERXES. Worth 4000€?

video upload by Wine&Synths

"00:00 - Start
00:38 - Clones & Replicants
03:31 - Science Fiction
04:38 - The Xerxes
05:35 - Demo
06:23 - DCOs
07:15 - Oscillators
07:41 - PAM & Sync Demo
08:24 - Filter & Portamento / Glide
08:58 - W&S Score
12:49 - Final thoughts
14:20 - Demo Track

Welcome to my review if the Black Corporation XERXES Synthesizer!
It's a highly inspiring synthesizer without any flaws. A real joy to play with! But is it really worth 4000€?

A track I made with the Xerxes and my vintage Vermona DRM:"

Black Corporation Xerxes & Vermona '87 DRM 🇮🇹 Italo 🇯🇵 Minimal 🇩🇪 Disco

video upload by Wine&Synths

"Here is my latest track: produced just using the Vintage Vermona drum machine and the Black Corporation Xerxes that appeared surprisingly in the studio for a check!
It's a highly inspiring synthesizer without any flaws. A real joy to play with!
No additional effects other than stock delay and reverb from Ableton Live11 were used.
Chris - PiQuadrat"

Yamaha AN1X "Analog Dreams" 64 Presets (NEW)

video upload by LFOstore

"Finally it happen & we proudly present:

After 5 years from the last soundset "Ambika" & after 12 years of owing Blue Beauty -
'Analog Dreams' for Yamaha AN1X is here.


There are many reasons why people like this synthesizer - its deep, complex, very organic sounding & giving an incredible wide range of sounds.

You are having not less than 5 parameters which affect only sound brightness, for example.

We hear you and made totally new soundset dedicaited to 80s & 90s sound era - the golden times of hardware synths.

64 dynamic presets will give you:

Emulations of Legends: JP,JX,Pro5,CS & OB series of synthesizers
Massive Analog Strings
Silkiest Pads
Vintage Authentic Poly's
Big & Agressive Leads
Nice Arps & Complex Sequences
Unusual Plucks
Wide Range Analog Basses

Instructions of "how to" 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 of: Synth Pop,Electronica,Synthwave, RetroWave,Ambient,Electronica

Enjoy & re-discover your Blue Beauty AN1X with our sounds!"

Quick test after adding Vermona Melodicer eurorack sequencer

video upload by John L Rice

"This is only a test. Had it been an actual composition, I might have tried to charge money for it! 😅🧐"

Modal Minute #50 – COBALT5S Arpeggiator

video upload by Modal Electronics

"COBALT5S' programmable arpeggiator is a powerful feature to sketch out new ideas and to uplift your performances. We explain how easy it is to integrate it into your workflow."

Korg opsix- Dream vs Nightmare, external modular processing for a simple organ-like patch

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Modules: Xaoc Tallin, Schlappi Engineering 100 Grit and Angle Grinder, SSF Vortices, Intellijel Quadrax.
No eurorack: Strymon Nightsky

Preset used: 014 Ambi Sines. Internal filter and effects are off. The monophonic output goes into Xaoc Tallin for level raising and then the signal goes to 100 Grit for filtering and distortion. The output from 100 Grit goes into the Angle Grinder, where it gets splitted using the dedicated output for low pass and high pass filtering. The splitted signals go to two mono channels of Vortices. The panning of those two channels is modulated with channels 1 and 2 of Quadrax in LFO mode (but not from the beginning of the video). The idea is similar to what a Leslie does, but not trying to emulate the sound. Channels 3 and 4 of Quadrax are also in LFO mode and modulate the filter frequency of 100 Grit and Angle Grinder. Finally, Nightsky adds some ambient reverb. No sequencing or arpeggio were used, but sometimes the intermodulation of oscillator frequencies and harmonics would let you think there is some sequencing."

Yamaha FS1R Synthesizer

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 Monophonic Hybrid Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland D-05 Boutique with Dtronics DT-01 Hardware Programmer

via this auction

Eminent Solina String Ensemble MK1

via this auction

"The most sought after version of the legendary Solina String Ensemble.
Fun fact: the solina owned by « The Cure » was sold a few years back on the internet with the serial number (series 30, No. 0096091). This is not the arp model but rather the one manufactured by B.V. Eminent of Bodegraven, Holland.
This unit for sale has the serial number (series 30, No. 0096061). Means that it was basically standing in the production line 30 units before the one owned by the Cure. Nerd detail ;)."

Giochi Elettronici 6 : Ulivi nella nebbia

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"A series of lo-fi ambient music inspired by certain locations in Italy.
Here we are looking out the studio window.
Music made with a Crumar Composer."

Analog vs Software Synth - Blindfold Comparison (Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 vs Ableton Analog)

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"In this video I invite you to take a little game. I'm going to play a couple of sounds for you, and you can guess whether it was played by the Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 or Ableton's Analog synthesizer.

Sometimes it's fun to do those tests, although you should always be aware that you're just listening to sounds out of context. I'm mostly curious on your opinion and your reports on how you experienced the sound of the examples.

In the end, I'll share a few more thoughts on the subjects and the examples."

Roland TR-909 mono out straight into the S-CAT Filter/Phaser

video uploads by Space Cat Audio Technologies


1. Roland TR-909 mono out straight into the S-CAT Filter/Phaser
"Filtered drums with direct to mixer synth sounds from the Roland MV-30"
2. S-CAT Filter/Phaser
"Roland TR-909 mono out plugged directly into one side of the filter."
3. S-CAT Filter/Phaser demo
"The TR-909 is connected straight into one side of the filter. The MV-30 is sending the synth line directly to the mixer."

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