MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 2, 2022

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Saturday, April 02, 2022

Sequential Pro 3 & Prophet Rev 2 Jam

video upload by ItsCoolDiamond

"Just chillin' on the synths. Enjoy"

Kawai K1r Rackmount Digital Synthesizer

video upload by Alfonse

"You can support the creating of these videos by buying the music:

All sounds in this track came from the K1r, including the drums. There are a few custom patches in here as well, which are available to download from

The Kawai K1r (1988) is a rack mount version of the K1 synth which uses Kawai's "VM additive synthesis tone generator", with a selection of 256 basic waveforms, including 52 PCM samples. Building a sound involves mixing up to four of the waveforms, with the ability to add ring modulation as well, but as with so many digital units of the time, it's a slow process diving through the detailed menus on that small LCD screen.

Fortunately, there's a VST available from Nils Schneider that's very close to the original sound (some envelopes sound a little different on my K1r compared to the virtual instrument) - you can find it here:

Music: 'Jumping the Shark' (C) Copyright 2022 Alfonse"

Buchla Patch Breakdown

video upload by Todd Barton

"A big shoutout to my Patreon patrons that make these videos possible! Thank you!
A little walkthrough this Buchla 200 patch which features the Nested Vector Oscillator from The Human Comparator. I'm using its four sine waves. One sound train is going into the Digital Resonator my 1979 modular which is based on Mutable Instruments, Rings. I hope you enjoy this.
Checkout the reissues of Buchla 200 modules here:
The Nested Vector Oscillator here:
The Digital Resonator here:
And, if you feel so moved, my Patreon page here:"

Happy Birthday to Dave Smith! :)

via @SequentialLLC

"Happy Birthday to Dave Smith! 🥂"

Pictured: Dave Smith with his classic Prophet-5 Synthesizer.

We hope he has a stellar day today. Few are as revered and appreciated in the synth world, especially here at MATRIXSYNTH.

Check out some interviews with Dave Smith scattered throughout previous posts here.

AMBIENT VIBES - 100 patches for SUMMIT & PEAK - part 1

video upload by Alba Ecstasy

"100 #AMBIENT #PATCHES for Novation SUMMIT & #PEAK 👉

The sound pack contains arpeggiators, sequences, pads, piano & pluck type sounds and deep ambient pads, bass sounds, swirls and beautiful FXs!
100 ambient patches for Novation PEAK / SUMMIT in 1 SysEx file but also as (100) separate files.

❤️, ae"

NEEMFest 2022 Set for September 9-11

You might recall NEEMFest was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. It looks like they are back this year.

via NEEMFest

"NEEMFest 2022 is happening!

We’re pleased to announce that NEEMFest 2022 will take place from September 9-11, at the Homer Center for the Arts. We all look forward to seeing everyone there – we’ve missed you. Our community of musicians and its spirit of collaboration and spontaneity have always made NEEM a very special event. And because your generosity made it possible, we will once again be able to hold NEEM without artist fees.

We’ve all learned a lot during the two years of the pandemic – about livestreaming, for sure, but even more about the value of getting together in one place. This year, we’re going to do everything we can to increase that value, shifting gradually from an emphasis on pre-rehearsed performances toward things that can help us all play better together, listen better together, and increase our pool of technical skills. This is not really a new direction – more of an effort to recapture some of the spontaneity and learning that took place in the old Huguenot days.

We’re going to make time for many more workshops and demonstrations than we’ve had in the past. The workshop planning depends on you – we need to know what you’d like to learn from others in the community, and what you’d like to offer as presenters. You’ll have an opportunity to tell us about that on the signup form. We’re also going to make some changes in the format of performances, and create opportunities for more spontaneous collaborations among people who decide on the spot that playing together would be fun.

This year, NEEMFest will have up to 9 performance brackets of two hours each. No more than four of the 9 brackets will be devoted to the standard half-hour sets we’ve done in the past. We know that we’ll have enough slack in the schedule for some spontaneous, self-selected collaborations and impromptu jams. We won’t be ping-ponging back and forth between spaces every half-hour – instead, every artist in a given bracket will set up simultaneously on one of the stages, allowing more setup time.

For the remainder of the brackets, we’ll take a new approach that combines longer performance time with structured Q&A. You’ll have 35-45 minutes total, broken down as a 20-30 minute group improvisation, a 10-minute solo showcase, and 5-10 minutes of Q&A about your approach, style, and equipment (not in that order).

Some of us have already had very positive experiences with this format. Back in 2018, it was used successfully for a number of “Bleep Salons” involving between 6 and 9 Ithaca artists, launching some collaborations that have lasted to this day. The ten-minute solo piece is, if anything, more demanding than a longer set – it needs strong choices and careful planning. And the group improv builds listening skills and musicianship – and gives everyone a lot more playing time (it also closely resembles some of the “improv orchestra” events done at NEEM in the past).

The signup form offers you a choice of formats. The old-school brackets will be passed out randomly, and once they’re full, we’ll add the remaining folks to the pool of artists for the Bleep-style slots. The final schedule will of course depend on both demand and room-juggling, but we think we’ll be able to put together an excellent selection of performances, improvs, and workshops that will be a real step forward for all of us.

We’re excited about these changes, and we hope you are too. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Homer this year. You can take the first step by signing up on the web site here:
We are concerned for the health of all members of our community. All persons attending NEEMFest will be required to provide proof of vaccination and at least one booster shot. We may also, at our sole discretion, impose masking requirements stricter than those in effect at the Homer Center or in New York State.

– Tom, Mike, Rebekkah, Rob, Chris, and Ken

PS: we have a particular need for visualists this year, in addition to sound engineers, petting-zoo minders, and others."

Lumanoise Mono Casa Stand with Ukraine Edition

Custom Mono Casa in Ukraine blue and yellow via Lumanoise.

"Mono Cassa Stand with Ukraine

Design: Tonylight & Peppo Lasagna
Grafic : Rugge"

Analogue Solutions Colossus Jam

video upload by ChrisLody

"Somewhere in a super secret location in Lincolnshire UK, in the depths of a hidden synth cave lives this wonderful Analogue Solutions Colossus.

I've been doing some work in the synth cave in question and today I found some time for a very quick jam on it. Very very quick in fact. I've had time to read the manual before but I'd never had the chance to try and patch anything on it. So with just over an hour to spare I set about making sense of it.

In this jam the Colossus is patched with 4 of it's oscillators passing through 4 of it's filter each controlled by there own envelope into the built in spring reverbs . I'm sequencing them with 1 of the keyboard like 16 step sequencers on the bottom right to get the bass line going. The analog sequencers above are just being used to create rhythms. One is triggering a pitch envelope for another oscillator to create a kick drum sound. Another is triggering a filter envelope which is being fed with noise for another percussive effect.

I programmed the first thing that came to mind into the sequencers and recorded one take and called it done. I probably could have tweaked more in real-time but I can't stress enough how pushed for time I am at the moment! I'll try and find some more time to spend learning how to use the Colossus properly but it really is a beast of a thing!"

Keytek M20 / Spacefield App - The Winter is gone - Music for the Big Twins Oaks (Landscapes Ambient)

video upload by VSMI - Vintage Synths Made in Italy

"Keytek M20 presets mini keyboard Made in Italy by Keytek (Siel) 80's thru Spacefield app on Ipad"

Roland VP-330 MKI Vocoder Plus 49-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

"Fully functional and in excellent condition for its age with minor wear and tear. Get classic vocoder sounds from artists like Daft Punk, Tame Impala, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Vangelis and so many other artists.
Honestly don’t want to sell but I need to fund a big expense. *le sigh*

Recently serviced:
- Service notes include:
- Cleaning and flushing all potentiometers
- Cleaning and lubricating all sliders
- Cleaning all key contacts"

Korg Mono/Poly Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 470761

via this auction

"Fully functional and really clean overall. Has some minor scuff on wood corner but in excellent condition for its age."

Cwejman S1 MK2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN S1-043

via this auction

"Perfect sound! One of the best analog synth on earth, if not the best."

Rare Ensoniq Fizmo Rack

via this auction

Simmons SDS-1 Drum Pad Synths

video upload by Robert Charles Litolff

"1980's Vintage Drum Synth.." SN 000677 w/ Bright TOM chip.

via this auction

Moog Liberation Keytar w/ Original Manual and Instruction Sheet SN 1209

via this auction

"Moog Liberation with custom power supply and original everything else. It works, makes the most beautiful iconic sounds you have ever heard"

MOOG Dark Series Matriarch Semi-modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Mint condition with all accessories, packaging and literature. Included patch cables and recently bought Modbang UV sensitive glow in the dark cables."

Waldorf Pulse 2

video upload by Tim Shoebridge

"Having been playing around with this diminutive little synth for the second time in my career, I decided it was high time to do a video on it. Is it possibly one of the most underrated mono synths of the last decade??"

Nonlinear Labs C15 Review: €4000 for two sine-wave synth? How C15's elegant engine & controls work

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:50 Overview
2:55 Expression
5:25 Interface
8:25 Synth engine
9:00 Osc A & B
11:20 Shapers
12:40 FB mix, Ring Mod
12:20 SVF
15:30 Comb filter
19:15 Output mixer
19:55 Feedback mixer
21:35 Effects
23:40 Envelopes
25:25 Elevate
26:25 Macros
27:50 MIDI hacks
28:20 KS Arp Seq
29:45 Exp ring
30:25 MIDI LFO
31:35 OSC as LFO
31:55 Cool stuff
33:40 Pros, cons
38:00 60 P-sets


video upload by zack dagoba

"Benge on the Roland SH3a (and MC4)"

Korg Wavestate - "Rhythmica" 40 Performances

video upload by LFOstore

"We continue our series of experimental preset banks for Wavestate, it's time for drums and percussion.


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

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

Welcome to the world of rhythmic pulsations!

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

Cinematic, Electronic, Ambient,Dance, create new music worlds with Korg Wavestate and 'Rhythmica'

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

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"


video upload by Les Sondiers

"Démonstration musicale de François BARDIES autour des produits Novation."

SFF2022 - Olivier Delevingne : live session modulaire

video upload by Les Sondiers

"Olivier en live avec son synthé modulaire !"

SFF2022 - MOSLAB 2500 avec Yves USSON

video upload by Les Sondiers

"Yves USSON nous fait une démonstration des modules 2500 de Moslab."


SFF2022 - HAARP Midibox Arpeggiator

video upload by Les Sondiers

SFF2022 - MIXTHESIZER (mixer spécial synthés 24 canaux)

video upload by Les Sondiers

"Présentation en anglais (avec sous titres rigolos) du Mixthesizer."

SFF2022 - DĂ©mo Arturia Polybrute

video upload by Les Sondiers

"Une démonstration du Polybrute par Michael Geyre et Lily Jordi."

SFF2022 - DĂ©monstration du NONLINEAR LABS C15 par DEEP FOREST

video upload by Les Sondiers

"DEEP FOREST nous fait une démonstration du C15 de Nonlinear Labs"

SFF2022 - DĂ©mo AODYO Anyma Phi

video upload by Les Sondiers

"DĂ©monstration de l'Anyma Phi de AODYO"

SFF2022 - MODOR NF1 et DR2

video upload by Les Sondiers

"DĂ©mo des produits MODOR par leur concepteur, Marcel GROSS"

SFF2022 - BALORAN The Pool

video upload by Les Sondiers

"Présentation du tout nouveau projet synthé de Baloran : The Pool"

NRsynth | SynthFest France 2022

video upload by SynthFest France

"1/2/3 Avril - Théâtre ONYX - Saint-Herblain / Nantes"

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

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