MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Side to side comparisons Vintage ARP2600P and KORG ARP2600FS (PART1)

video upload by CGMAGIK

"Just doing some back and forth playing around. Nothing scientific here. Just trying to create similar sounding patches on both instruments to compare. I made a bunch of these and will be posting some more as well . . . Thanks for watching :)"

Doepfer - Trautonium System

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Available on and Reverb."

via this auction

Inspired by the Trautonium invented by Friedrich Trautwein in the 1930's and most well known from Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds, this miniature version of the Trautonium gives you the full vibe of what it may have felt like to play the actual instrument back then.

The focus of the entire system is the Doepfer A-104 Trautonium Formant Filter. It is made of four parallel resonance filters, each filter can be switched to low pass or band pass or off. Frequency, resonance and level are controlled for each filter separately and are summed to the final output to create formant vowel like tones.

To give you the most true experience of the original Trautonium we added the Doepfer A-198 Ribbon Controller for expressive touch control of pitch and volume. This allows for free flowing pitch adjustments commonly found in acoustic instruments, like the cello, violin and other world stringed instruments.

The Doepfer A-115 Audio Divider gives you octave down divisions from the original pitch to add a classic organ type feel to the over sound, but once filtered through the A-104 you can start to get in the cello territory like mentioned above.

Modules included in this system

- A-198 Ribbon Controller
- A-110-2 VCO
- A-115 Audio Divider
- A-180-1 Multiple
- A-145 LFO
- A-104 Trautonium Formant Filter
- A-131 Exponential VCA
- Tendrils Cables (2 packs of 6)
- Tendrils Mutant Cables (2 cables)

Housed in a 4ms POD64X.

This system includes a 4ms 45W power brick.

Gentle Jams on the Gentle Wham : Analog Drum-Drone-Synthesizer from Herbs n' Stones (JUST SOUNDS)

video upload by Perfect Circuit

" - Check out our blog article all about Gently Whamming !
Join us for a look at this fantastic drum synth from Herbs & Stones

One part drum machine, one part drone synth, complete and total fun : the Gentle Wham is a unique and flexible piece of kit that can be played by hand, or combined with any banana or eurorack compatible synthesizer / sequencer / control surface."

Miso Modular - Cornflakes Granular Sampler @ Noisebug

video upload by NOISEBUG

via Noisebug

"Cornflakes, being a granular sampler, does not play its samples back conventionally, but split them into smaller bits called grains. Furthermore, the grains are divided into four simultaneous voices to allow for polyphonic pitch control or harmonization.

The module has the ability to time-stretch, pitch-shift and produce harmonics. It’s calibrated to 1v/oct to encourage a bit of musicality. Recording and playback can be triggered manually or via CV.

The module features 32 memory slots for samples stored on an SD card and you can run audio through it live for real-time processing.

There are manual and CV control over Speed, Diffusion, Harmonics, Pitch, Grain Size, Position, Trim and Distribution.

Audio format:
• Stereo
• 48khz, 24-bit sampling

*SD card not included!

Power consumption: max. 165mA at +12 V and 40mA at -12 V

HP : 14"

Serge Ext ADSR to Pitch

video upload by Todd Barton

"I was surprised when I sent the Serge Extended ADSR to Pitch in on a static oscillator -- all sorts of pitch patterns became available based on the interaction of the envelop shape knobs with only a single LFO going to one CV in of envelope shape. Enjoy!
My Patreon:"

MFB 501 vintage DRUM MACHINE from 1980

video upload by Polykit

"This is the MFB 501 drum machine from 1980. I needed to make a custom power supply cable for this rather unusual plug. I'm pretty excited about this because it was made in my home town!"

Soundtoys: ‘Industrial Atmosphere’ & ‘Cinematic Drums’ Presets by Tom Wolfe

video upload by Tom Wolfe

"Containing 25 presets for Soundtoys 5 Effect Rack, Industrial Atmosphere is designed to add dirty, lo-fi character to your sounds. From subtle shaping to complete obliteration, these presets are perfect for adding an industrial vibe to your synths and samples. Simply dial in the mix knob, and hear them transform. These presets are unashamedly niche, focusing on doing one thing and doing it well. So if you’re looking for a catchall then look away, but if you’re after something to take your sounds to a new level, then these presets won’t disappoint.

You can buy Industrial Atmosphere for Soundtoys Effect Rack from my store:"

Soundtoys: ‘Cinematic Drums’ Preset Walkthrough (Tom Wolfe)

video upload by Tom Wolfe

"Featuring 25 presets for Soundtoys 5 Effect Rack, Cinematic Drums is designed to turn cinematic percussion tracks into intense hybrid rhythms. Full of colourful rhythmic delays, these presets will easily add drive and intensity to simple percussive loops. Simply dial in the mix knob, and hear your sounds transform. These presets are unashamedly niche, focusing on doing one thing and doing it well. So if you’re looking for a catchall then look away, but if you’re after something to take your sounds to a new level, then these presets won’t disappoint.

You can buy Cinematic Drums for Soundtoys Effect Rack from my store:"

X Audio Systems BEATS FM - The Ultimate Noise Machine - FM Radio Synth

video upload by Mad Synth Engineer

"The BEATS FM has 0 oscillators, but it has 3 sound sources, 4 vintage analog filters, a 4-second delay unit, a FM/AM/SW radio tuner, an LFO and a Sync Module."

BEATS FM The Ultimate Noise Machine 2

video upload by

via X Audio Systems

Stereo sound multi-processor, generator and sync unit with FM/AM/SW radio. Warm analog audio.

BEATS FM rev.3 (prototype)

Dual Vintage Low-Pass Analog Filter

Dual Vintage High-Pass Analog Filter
4 Seconds of Stereo Digital Delay

Wide Band FM/AM/SW Radio

LFO with 16 Flexible Waveforms

Sync to Click Track, Clock Pulse, Tap Tempo

SynthFest morning before opening | Deep Forest

video upload by Deep Forest

"This is what's happened at synthfest before the opening.Lot of synths and wonderful people."

Check it out: 1980 Alpha Syntauri Computer Music System | Synth History

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"My friends, I present to you the complete 'alphaSyntauri' (Alpha Syntauri) Computer Music System circa 1980. I finally got it all set up and (mostly) functioning after buying this from a nice old lady in town. The old Apple II clone had a shot power supply so I found a new one and we're off to the races!!

This is a not-so-quick demo of some of the features I was able to coax into functioning, and a few sounds that came standard with this cool vintage computer music system."

Sequential Pro-One sound with Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 (Prophet 6) (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"Sequential Pro-One sound with Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 (Prophet 6) (no talking)

No EQ. No compression. Only internal effects. Pure sound.

Recording chain: Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 (instrument) - Sommer Cable Spirit LLX (cable) - Audient ASP800 (preamp) - Alva Optical Toslink (cable) - Apogee Symphony I/O MK1 (converter A/D)"

Maths Sample & Hold patches!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Maths is famously patch-programmable, but can it act as a Sample & Hold? Let's find out!

Hi! It's Pete from the Make Noise Instagram channel, guest-hosting on YouTube. This video walks through two S&H-like Maths patches: the classic Arcade Trill (a stepped modulation patch created by Tony Rolando, as found in the Maths manual) and a new one called 'Hang Function,' which riffs on some of the ideas from Tony's Arcade Trill and takes them in a more explicitly 'S&H/T&H' direction.

I encourage you to patch along with this video and to use these ideas as starting-points in your own experiments. Thanks and happy patching!

Timestamps for easy reference:

The Arcade Trill: 00:26
Hang Function: 06:00

The Maths manual can be downloaded directly from our website:

Intro animation soundtrack by John Grivna:"

The New Wave Synthesizer - Roland Jupiter-4

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-22 by RetroSound
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The Jupiter-4 came out in 1978 and was one of the first polyphonic synthesizers along with the Prophet 5 and the OB-X. Being affordable, he was often found on the coming New Wave music. Human League, Depeche Mode, Heaven 17, Duran Duran, Simple Minds and many other groups used the synthesizer. The sound is very unique and stands out from the big brothers. Wilder, louder, darker. I prefer this sound character over the others.

The demo track shows a typical drummachine triggered bass with some sounds of the JP-4
all synthesizer sounds: Roland Jupiter-4 (1978)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-track without MIDI, played by hand"

Quick Live Omnichord MIDI Demo with Virus TI: "Strum-tastic"

video upload by SynthAddict

"Last minute fun Omnichord MIDI demo... enjoy.

Virus TI, Boss RC-505, TheoryBoard, Omnichord OM-300"

SoundsDivine 'Artificial Intelligence' - U-he Hive

video upload by SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Artificial Intelligence' soundset for U-he Hive.
#hive #uhe #presets"

Elektron Digitone: 64 Ambient Presets: Pad, Texture, Drone

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Ambient Tones' is a collection of 64 atmospheric patches for Elektron Digitone. The bank includes: 29 Pads, 15 Textures, 10 Strings, 10 Drones.
The bank covers a wide range of atmospheric timbres:
- vintage/retro, lo-fi, tape-like, noisy, detuned, flutter/wow...
- big, massive, epic, bright, orchestral, cinematic...
- dark, distorted, cold, distant, metallic, FM, tense, atonal, non-harmonic, fx-like, soundscape...
- warm, deep, dreamy, soft, gentle, organic, wide, space...
- evolving, moving, sweeping...

🚥 Get the soundset:

The soundset is suitable for a wide range of genres: ambient, electronica, IDM, trip-hop, lounge, downtempo, chill out, new age, cinematic, trance, deep, progressive, techno, industrial, breakbeat, breaks, jungle, drum and bass, dub and many others.

The presets inside the bank are subdivided into 4 categories, presets titles include the category for better sorting: PD (Pads), ST (Strings), TX (Textures), DR (Drones).

- Wide range of atmospheric sounds
- Thoroughly set parameters
- ModWheel adds expression
- Velocity controls attack (soft pressure - slow attack, hard pressure - fast attack)
- No Unison to preserve full polyphony
- Presets' volumes are equalized for a comfortable browsing

Get the sounds and have a nice jam with your Digitone.

Sequential Circuits Pro-One & Prophet-600 New Knob Sets

via Analog U.S (click through for more)

Top: Pro-One full set of 28

Bottom: Prophet-600 kfull set of 25

The same knobs are used across the Pro-One, Prophet-600, Multi-Trak & Six-Trak synths.

Roland SH-3A Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage Roland SH-3A. First released in 1974, the SH-3a is a monophonic analogue additive synthesiser mixing 5 waveforms and features 1 VCO, a pink/white noise generator, resonant self-oscillationg lowpass filter, VCA with ADSR, LFO & portamento. Made in Japan. 240 volt. Includes Lid. Small hole drilled below power button from removed ground lift mod."

Demo in the video previously posted here. You cand find a few more here.

Moog MiniMoog Model D Reissue Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Only cosmetic issue is a small pin hole (pictured) on the upper right side of the control panel from an old Devo pin.

Included is an excellent gator hardcase made for a mixer but it fits the Minimoog really well with room for a power supply and expression pedal. And it’s got wheels!

Cat not included."

Groovesizer RED Granular Synth

via this auction

You can find a demo of one posted here.

Granular synth with 16-step sequencer
5-Pin Din MIDI in & out
1/8 inch jack mono audio out
32 user locations for saving patterns & patches
Chain up to 4 patterns to create a 4-bar pattern
Note entry can be quantized to one of 12 pre-defined scales
Open source, based on Auduino
Built & working (arrived as kit)
Powered by 9V power adapter (not included)

Black Corporation Deckard's Dream MKII 2022

via this auction

Yamaha MU15 Portable Midi Module XG Synthesizer Tone Generator

via this auction

Precursor to the QY series. You can find a video of one here being controlled by a Handera palm device.

"676 Editable Voices, 21 Drum Kits, 25 Micro Keys, LCD Screen, Multiple Effects, Resonant Filter, Midi, Extreme Portability

This is a Yamaha MU15 in great cosmetic condition and excellent working condition ... a great portable XG (advanced General Midi) midi module, with an incredible 676 excellent voices and 21 full drum kits. This is all in an extremely compact instrument.

It will run on 6 AA batteries or a DC in power supply. A BRAND NEW Mutec YA-1 power supply will be included as well. This unit is great on the go, hooked up to your computer, or as an easy addition to your rig. There is minor general wear on this MU-15 and the LCD screen is clear, with no major damage on the unit, a clean battery compartment, and the battery cover is also included."

Hammond Innovex Condor GSM Vintage Multi Effect Guitar Synth Unit

via this auction

"Hendrix owned one of these units (ser# G1145 - not this one) that he purchased back in '69 at Manny's in NYC."

You can find a demo of one posted here.

Roland Juno 6 versus Roland System 8 Juno 60 plug out | In-depth comparison

video upload by MIDERA

"High-level take:
1) Sound: System 8 sounds VERY close to the Juno 6. Fairly equivalent, but differences can be heard.
2) Feel: No contest. The Juno 6 has the feel of a luxury synth, the sliders are lovely, the keys are lovely. The System 8 feels like an M-Audio midi controller from the mid 2000's.
3) Look: No contest. The Juno 6 looks incredible. The design is just up there. It is iconic. The System 8? It would not look out of place in a gamer's den with an Alienware computer and Mountain Dew strewn about.

Overall experience:
Based on the above, I can't help but just FEEL differently about the two instruments. Roland did an excellent job on the System 8, there's no doubt about it. It sounds very good and does a LOT more than the Juno 6, that is clear. The sound IS there. The problem isn't how it sounds, but how it is experienced.

Sure, I can 'play' a Juno 60, or Juno 106, or JX3P, Jupiter 8, System 8, or any number of other plug-outs. They sound very good (although my experience with the JX3P is that the Plug out is not quite there). I believe the Juno 60 plug out sounds better either because it is newer, or because it is simpler than the JX3P. This makes me suspect the Jupiter 8 plug out might not really get there either (as it is a 2 oscillator synth). There only exists one comparison out there on Reddit, and I don't think the person owned both.

The biggest difference in the sound to me was when I threw the resonance to max and the cutoff to zero with envelope amount and decay and sustain to max. The Juno 6 was much darker (i.e., more closed filter) than the System 8. I would have close down the envelope amount on the System 8 to match. You hear that in the demo. The chorus 1+2 is pretty different too.

Where the sound ends, you are met with a blast of the rest of the experience. The look could not be any further from the Juno 6. We go from classic to garrish. That is a hard pill to swallow. Some seem to like it - and that's great. There's nothing wrong with liking how it looks. I personally do not like how it looks (although if I change the green to mint green on my videos, it does look cooler).

I don't really like the fact that the upper chassis is made up of one plastic mould. I prefer the upper part of the panel to be separated from the mod wheel area. On the System 8, you just see this long panel reaching down from the top to the bottom by the mod wheel and I personally don't like how that looks. It looks cheap.

The FEEL or experience is so largely different. The System 8 just feels cheap to me. The keys don't have a nice feel, sometimes sort of sticking too. I want to open mine up and use white lithium grease on the keys, maybe that would help. The Juno 6 feels like playing a nice instrument. The metal panel, the sliders, the keys - oh the keys feel so nice. Apparently they're the same as the JX3P and D50 based on that "Ultimate Keybed Thread" but I have all three and the Juno 6 feels MUCH nicer.

Conclusion: I know I'm complaining a lot about the System 8. The truth is it does in fact sound very good. When I first got the Juno 6 I said to myself that it was a huge mistake because the System 8 sounds identical. The differences are not big enough for me to prefer the Juno (unlike the JX3P, which DOES sound better than the plug out). The Juno has a much better 'sweet spot' but only because it's range does not go as wide/far as the System 8. Is that a good thing that the Juno 6 has more sweet spots because it limits its ranges more? I don't know.

One intangible thing. I cannot explain this, but when I play a System 8, even if it sounds good, I wonder "Is this really how the real thing sounds/feels?" My brain just doesn't accept the System 8 as the proper surrogate. I think I'd have the same thought regarding the Jupiter X. Or with a VST for something that I care about. It's probably like chasing goblins in my head. There is no answer. If you want a Juno or a Jupiter, you will likely never be satisfied with the System 8 or Jupiter X...

The answer is likely something greater than your desires. It is probably related to mindfulness and acceptance that we can't have everything. I'm still working through these thoughts myself.

Small combos

video upload by Retrokits

"Adding the RK002 to the RK008 makes the volca sample 2 a nice multitimbral sample player. I Paired it up with the NTS1 for a bit of FX and synth sounds.

The RK002 Volca Sample 2 firmware can be installed via our DUY portal:"

Understanding and Using the Hydrasynth Mod Matrix

video upload by ASM Ashun Sound Machines

"The Hydrasynth has a fantastically deep modulation matrix. In this video we cover how to create modulation routings and use them to quickly create new patches."

IK Multimedia Amplitube X Space Demo (no talking) with dreadbox Nymphes synth

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

2022/04 - TriPhonic 2600 - song 2/3

video upload by Stereoping

"Second result of the tri-polyphonic 2600/keystep experiment. Electronic friends playing along: DIY-808, Syncussion clone and (on 4th keystep track) a TD-3 which is slightly modded for being able to play one octave higher than normal."

Stereoping TriPhonic 2600 posts

r_rndm process

video upload by

end of process (hands on)

Pittsburgh Modular Abstract Sound Lab

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Abstract audio and visuals by Richard Nicol"

ARP ODYSSEY MK II - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT


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