MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday, April 04, 2022

Yamaha CS60 - Less is More - Slow Moving and Dark Epic

video upload by Metralon

"Yamaha CS60 synthesizer, solo improv session
Performed on December 3rd 2021"

Part 2 here.

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

video upload by thenoiztemple

"Another threshold of noiz crossed...500 improvisational noiz sessions. A soundtrack for the denizens of the darkest times of the night. For this session I wanted to show how one of these noiz and video occurrences comes about. Starting with a blank slate on some machines and a bit of environments on others like the norns. The choice of machines and pedals is always evolving so it usually starts as a random convergence of happy accidents. Finally, after all of the noiz is designed...the video aspect is created. In this case the three camera views become the source. Hopefully the viewer can get an idea of how this all evolves. These sessions will continue...possibly not as frequently...but I never know. Noiz addiction is a defining factor. - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances. A continuation of noiz during the persistence of The Plague and now war. #covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike #omicron #ukraine #war #standwithukraine"

Layered Drum Machine Claps

video upload by GoldbabySamples

"Layered Drum Machine Claps. The new Goldbaby pack is available now:"

Error Instruments Imaginary Friend Sneak Peek Testing the Prototype Full Error System 

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

1978 Vermona Piano String SN 300104

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 104 w/ Original Manual

via this auction

"Although it is designed as part of the Roland System 100, the Model 104 Sequencer can be used with almost any synthesizer. If your adding to you system 100 or something else this an amazing unit very clean and everything works as it should."

Moog Modular Mooge

video upload by zack dagoba

"Messing around again... on the Moog Modular"

Commodore 64 + Cynthcart + Kerberos ( 6581 pure audio no talking )

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Pure audio of the 6581R4AR Sid Chip.

This commodore 64 is being controlled via Midi using a Kerberos cartridge and Cynthcart 2.0 software.

The midi controller is an omx-27 running impbox firmware, it is sending CC to cynthcart to control filter etc.

Find my content entertaining or helpful? you can make my day by buying one of my songs at"

Live Looping the Bastl Softpop 2 with the Elektron Octatrack MK2

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT) uses the the Elektron Octatrack Mk2 to live loop the Bastl Softpop 2. Video also includes a tutorial on the Bastl Softpop 2.

Softpop SP2 is a radical subtractive synth under the influence of unconventional digital control. It’s a rare beast that excels at both melody and noise in equal measure. SP2’s favorite sounds include bassline bangers, angelic chord progressions, distorted beats, and water droplets. Softpop also has an external input with enough gain and saturation to process any sound thru the filter and VCA.

The heart of SP2 is an analog, modular synth replete with lush tones and a chaotic disposition. Its brain is a complex digital sequencer and quantizer that brings (some) order to the chaos. The analog heart and the digital brain support each other while also pushing their behaviors out of normal routines in surprising ways.

Learn more about the Bastl Softpop 2 here:
Learn more about the Elektron Octrtack MK2 here:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT)"

128 Patches for Novation Circuit / Circuit Tracks - Boards of Canada, Tame Impala etc.

video upload by Krzysztof Steplowski

----- Only $12 for all 128 sounds -----
----- Get the pack here: -----
----- Compatibile both with Circuit and Circuit Tracks -----

"No post-proccesing. Only original sound recorded directly from the unit. The "tape" effect is the part of sound design and can be adjusted by the modulation knobs :)

128 unique, well designed patches for Novation Circuit and Novation Circuit Tracks for fans of Boards of Canada, Tycho, Tame Impala etc."

The string machine ensemble effect: Dr. Böhm Phasing Rotor VS Wersi Wersivoice WV7

video upload by Ohm. Studio

"The Wersi in the video is for sale. [listed on eBay here]

Here is a comparison between two very similar BBD triple choruses, AKA ensemble effect: The Dr. Böhm Phasing Rotor 79 (which I demoed extensively in a previous video with a Multivox MX-202, a Crumar Stringman and a Roland Jupiter 4) and the Wersivoice WV7. The Böhm has some more variations but the chorus sound (ie ensemble effect) is very similar. Circuit are almost 100% identical. I also own a Wersi Wersivoice FM76 which is the updated and standalone version of the Wersi WV7 and sound even closer to the Böhm.

I used a Welson Keyboard Orchestra to demo the two units. I made another video with the Wersivoice alone with a Sequential prophet 6 in order to show how easily you can turn any synthesizer into a string machine with these units."

via this auction

"Vintage analog triple chorus effect unit, based on 3x Philips TDA1022 Bucket Brigade Device chipset and of classic ARP Eminent Solina design. Turns anything into a great sounding string machine.

It offers Vibrato (slow and fast) and Chorus (the ensemble effect) with 3 variations of depth (« weak » and « strong » switch and both together).

It is almost the same circuit as the Dr. Böhm Phasing Rotor I also built, with less variations. But the ensemble effect does sound identical."

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Mini-Verse: Part 1 - UTILITIES

video upload by JOSH MADOFF

"In this video series, I take you on a tour of the sounds inside the amazing Haken ContinuuMini (there's over 500 sounds!). I want to demonstrate what an experienced player can do with the world's most powerful tiny synthesizer. In Part 1, I explore the sounds of the 'Utilities' Bank."

Korg 800 DV - serviced w/ kit kenton cv/gate/filter

via this auction

"It just came out of complete revision and the pro mounting cv/gate kenton kit."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 with Midi

via this auction

"The initial Rev 1 and Rev 2s proved to be unstable for the studio or the road, which is why the Rev 3 was created. This Prophet-5 Rev 3.2 is that "classic" synthesizer that we all hear and love on those 80s hits."

ARP Solina SE-IV String Ensemble SN 0107679

via this auction, also on Reverb

"There are some notable scuffs around the wood grain of the synth. Some of the keys are slightly stained as well and its sort of hard to read the labels of the controls. Otherwise, each knob and key is perfectly intact and ready for use. The overall physical condition is very good."

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus SN 891150

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This synth is in excellent physical condition considering age. There are some small scratches and a few chips in the wood that are to be expected in a vintage synth. All knobs and sliders are intact and look to be in great shape. Overall physical condition is excellent."

1980 Moog Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer w/ Moog Road Case SN 12531

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This listing is for a Vintage Moog Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer w/ Moog Case. We are selling this Minimoog for the original owner who bought it brand new in 1980-81. He said that he went into his favorite music store and they said that he needed to get it as it was going to be the last one they will get as Minimoog's were being discontinued. So this is one of the last production models of this classic synth!"

everything you need to know about POLYPHONY in VCV 2

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -"

00:00 - Introduction
00:08 - What is polyphony
04:47 - Polyphony with a Midi keyboard
06:45 - Helpful modules
10:43 - Polyphonic modes
12:33 - Polyphony with a sequencer
15:33 - Things to keep in mind
23:40 - More helpful modules
31:59 - Polyphonic modulation
35:02 - MPE
37:49 - Arpeggiating chords in Bitwig
40:46 - Separating pitch from rhythm
43:29 - With a sequential switch
45:50 - Saving space and CPU

Berlin School 960 Sequencer - Step Inputs/Outputs

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"This demo shows how to use the step inputs and outputs to control which steps in the sequence are played. This is a classic Tangerine Dream technique to break the monotony of playing the same 8 steps repeatedly.
I'm using the Swiss Daisy DSP as a virtual analog voice with delay. The controls I'm adjusting are the wet/dry mix, the envelop to VCF amount and the VCF cutooff frequency.
The simplest example of using the step in/out would be to take the step out from step 5 and connect it to the step in on step 1. This would result in the first four steps being played. (i.e. a reset to change the sequence length from 8 to 4 steps).
In order to quickly repatch to select the step out and step in, I have used a dual 4:1 selector switch, the Frequency Central 'Where" module:
(no, I'm not paid for this link).
The top switch selects the beginning step; the bottom the ending step.
If the ending step number is BEFORE the beginning step number, the sequence skips the "ending" note and jumps (forward) to the "beginning" note.
One other wrinkle, the "step out" stays high for the entire step duration. I have turned this 100% "gate" into a trigger by running it through an A/D envelope.
One other note, I'm using row three to adjust volumes at each step."

#Shorts #ArduinoSynth #StrangerThings

video upload by Krzysztof Steplowski

"Quick dial of the Stranger Things melody on this DIY arduino synth"

Tombola | SynthFest 2022

video upload by SynthFest France

1 - Korg ARP 2600-M - Ticket 619 - Kori G
2 - Novation Peak - Ticket 783 - Maël Birot
3 - Arturia MiniFuse2 + FX Collection 2 + V Collection 8 - Ticket 993 - Eloi Perregaux
4 - Haken Audio ContinuuMini - Ticket 836 - Jerome Nalet
5 - Moog Subsequent 25 - Ticket 953 - Jimmy Moscherosch
6 - Modor NF-1M - Ticket 420 - Eric Lievens
7 - Roland JD-Xi - Ticket 1293 - Patrick Delbouille
8 - Native Instruments Komplete 13 - Ticket 111 - Cédric Robiolle
9 - Aodyo Anyma Phi - Ticket 360 - Jean-Philippe François
10 - Eurorack modular bundle - Ticket 771 - Francis Loubry
11 - Fred's Lab ZeKit - Ticket 599 - Christophe Marandeau
12 - Akai Pro MPK Mini MK3 - Ticket 1057 - Frederic Pommat

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: From Scratch in C Aeolian (wonky timing)

video upload by SynthAddict

"Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: From Scratch
(no pre-made seqs allowed) in C Aeolian

Timing gets a little wonky, and this is take 8, so I left it like a live concert with lots of imperfections (including the timing).
Some parts were a bit polymetric, but some polyrhythm creeps in there too. :-P

Gives it a weird time-shifted feel as parts go in and out of sync.
It might drive you a little crazy...
Working on stuff late at night has its price sometimes.

Virus TI, Boss RC-505, TheoryBoard ,Tenori-on, Doctor A FX, Boss M10MX Mixer"

Befaco instrument interface [DIY] quick review/demo

video upload by Meska

"Quick demo/review of the instrument interface DIY kit , by Befaco .
through hole diy kit, with envelop folower and gate/trig extractor.

Thank you for 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 ;)"

2022/04 - TriPhonic 2600 - song 1/3

video upload by Stereoping

"Funny result while learning to work with the Arturia #keystep pro. Each VCO of the #2600 is controlled by it's own Keystep track (VCO 2&3 by CV) and playing individual melody lines through 8 patterns. 4th track going to the #NordDrum2 being realtime controlled with two Synth Controllers. Main drums from a midisynced DIY-808 with manually switched pattern. Song one of three."

Stereoping TriPhonic 2600 posts

SCI Prophet 5 - Strings and waves

video upload by Glen H

"My new fav string patch on the P5 Rev 2 with Valhalla SuperMassive reverb

Simple video made in Wondershare Filmora"

Soma Pulsar 23 - Best drum machine ever? - First Contact

video upload by Friendly Noise

"A first contact with the Soma Pulsar 23, arguably the most amazing if not the best drum machine ever made. The combination of sound quality, easy of use, open design, interconnectivity and interactivity makes the Soma a fantastic piece of musical gear, and which is more important, a real instrument to play with."

New Akai MPC KEY61 Workstation Keyboard In the Works

Just a teaser pic and low-res render below for now, but there you have it.

Two mod wheels, full size keyboard, classic MPC pads, large display and buttons. Curious what the two verticle strips are to the left of the pads. There appears to be 8 sections in each or 4 x 2.

Make Noise Maths // Patch Tips #1

video upload by Robots Are Red

"Maths is not the ultimate utility just because it can do almost anything, it's because it can do almost anything AND have left over functionality, making it the ultimate multi-utility.

In this video we look at 6 different uses for the immensely popular Maths by Make Noise, and break down the patches.
1. Bipolar LFO (+/-5v)
2. Burst Generator
3. Tremolo
4. Low Pass Gate
5. Dynamic Slew (The patch diagram shows an even more dynamic patch)
6. Sequence Offset
And then some music of course.

And when patching, don't forget to utilize all the CV inputs for maximum manipulation!"

Elektron Digitone 8-Voice Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional Switched On Listings

Akai AX60

via this auction

Additional Switched On Listings

"This vintage AX60 is fully functional and in very good condition. Recently serviced by Switched On and sounds great!

The AX60 is among some of the last true analog polysynths of the mid-eighties. It was Akai's answer to the hugely successful Roland Juno series and Yamaha's new digital DX-series. The AX60 is a programmable six-voice synth with a nice LFO, lowpass (VCF) filter, envelope sections, and more. An eight-voice version, the AX80, was already available.

Programming this synth is easy using dedicated sliders, knobs and/or buttons for its parameters. It also has a useful noise generator and some other cool functions that include auto-tuning, chorus, a multi-mode arpeggiator and a keyboard that can be split into two key-zones, making it somewhat bi-timbral. All six voices can be stacked in unison mode for a powerful and thick lead sound. Its features and sound make the AX60 a worthy alternative to Roland's Juno 106."

Sequential Circuits Pro One

via this auction

Additional Switched On Listings

Tom Oberheim TVS Pro SN 0331

via this auction

"Regardless of being the vintage 70s original issue or this Tom Oberheim remake the sound truly speaks for itself – and the SEM filter would in my personal desert island test beat the Minimoog Ladder by a hair. This is the rarest of all TVS's and only around 100 was made. Unofficial sources say that the actual number is closer to 50. Theses come on sale (if they ever does) once or twice a year so here's the rare chance to get your hands on one. The synth is in absolutely mint condition and has no flaws to find anyway."

Roland SH-2 Vintage Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 085971

via this auction

"In EXCELLENT BEAUTIFUL condition as a vintage.
This unit is 100% perfect working"

KORG POLY-61 w/ MIDI & Hard Case

via this auction

Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth - Electro-Mechanical Desktop Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Custom Painted Access Virus TI2 Polar

via this auction

"Looks similar to the older earlier model Virus Indigo 2 (Virus C) Redback but this is more minimal and sleek.

custom after-market paint job. black with white text and graphics done by previous owner looks great overall on front/top panel but I did not like the custom painted text band name graphics on the back of the synth so I put a couple black access virus stickers to cover up part of it."

YAMAHA CS-30 synthesizer test /w VONGON ULTRASHEER

video upload by Tatsuhiko iino

Music with plants. Plant plays a Synthesizer. (Microfreak)

video upload by Mutlu Karaköse

"Hello. for a change, a slightly different video. Let your plants play synthesizer. I present you 2 small gadgets to experiment (Playtron/Playtronica) (MIDI Biodata Device V3/Leetronics). The devices were here for testing. if you are interested in the devices. below I have linked the products. if you like the video feel free to leave a like and comment. the days there is another techno jam. take care of yourselves.

PLAYTRON: [additional posts here]
MIDI BIODATA: https://electricityforprogress.square..."

MIDI BIODATA is new to the site. Pic of the DIY kit and some info for the archives:

"Build your own Biodata Sonification system and connect to synthesizers using MIDI, Bluetooth, or Wifi! This kit contains all of the parts required for assembly including the Biodata circuit board, 555 Timer, Adafruit ESP32 Feather, LiPo battery, and 3D printed Enclosure. You will need soldering equipment, a small phillips screwdriver, and a well ventilated space for assembly. This kit can be 'modified' to exclude the Enclosure (if you want to print your own!), the Adafruit ESP32 Board (the brains of the operation, you might already have one!), different sized batteries, or just a bare circuit board."

Also see MIDI Sprout for an alternative, non DIY plant based controller.

modular synthesizer Live at NOON+Cafe

video upload by b_t bpm

KFoM Live at NOON+Cafe
Kansai Festival of Modular 2022

Taken with a fixed camera.
The sound is recorded from the mixer.
I forgot to press the record button for the first 4 minutes of Live.
There are 16 minutes in total.


Synthesizer Petting Zoo Dusklit 2019

video upload by Jenny Torino

"Analog Synthesizers Built by Torino:Margolis presented at a festival in Warwick, NY. Participants were able to interact with the synthesizers and play them collectively."

SFF2022 - Démo SYNTHR4 par Kurtz Mindfields

video upload by Les Sondiers

SFF2022 - Démo HAKEN AUDIO Continuum Mini et Onde (La Voix du Luthier) par Christophe Duquesne

video upload by Les Sondiers


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

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