MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 9, 2022

Monday, May 09, 2022

Soundfreak Modular 4U Buchla EMS Licensed by EMS

This one was spotted and sent in via Adam G.

via @soundfreak_modular

"Soundfreak expands the vocabulary of the 4U format through a high-quality modular translation of the VCS 3, officially licensed by EMS.

Saying this, will let you give a listen and a look to this preview of the prototypes and I’ll wait you at SuperBooth in Berlin from 12/14th of May, so you can try them !"

Boss dog gets the top pic. More below.

KORG NTS-2 Oscilloscope Kit w/ PATCH & TWEAK

NTS-2 + PATCH & TWEAK with KORG: A message from Kim Bjorn video upload by Korg

"KORG, in collaboration with noted publisher Bjooks, ('PUSH TURN MOVE', 'PATCH & TWEAK' series...) is proud to present a fascinating KORG and ARP synth exploration experience in the form of this special, limited edition Bundle.

This bundle combines the NTS-2, a powerful new tool optimized for a variety of studio tasks, and the “PATCH & TWEAK with KORG” book, a comprehensive look at semi-modular synthesis through the lens of KORG and ARP’s iconic synthesizers. Along with a multitude of artist interviews, patch tips, tutorials, historical explorations, and more, this book will teach you how to put the NTS-2’s power to work in your studio as a companion to your synthesizers and audio gear.

Synth beginners and seasoned musicians alike will find the journey not just educational, but also inspirational and full of new discoveries."

Nu:Tekt NTS-2 Oscilloscope Kit - Assembly Tutorial

video upload by Korg

"Easily build the NTS-2, analyze sounds, and create—it's fun, and functional!

The NTS-2 offers a four-channel input oscilloscope to monitor and analyze audio and CV signals, a flexible dual wave generator, an FFT spectrum analyzer, as well as a tuner.

*All parts and tools are included; no soldering.

More Information here:"

Superbooth 22 Modular Performance Warm Up with MATTHS

video upload by MATTHS

"#MATTHS warms us up with a pre #superbooth22 #modular performance to warm us up for the delights ahead this week.

All tracks are available to buy/stream at"


video upload by KurtzMindfields

"I was wondering how to pay an ultimate homage to the great Klaus Schulze.
My greatest memory of this artist was from the beginning of his career his ability to go alone with his synths on stage and take us into his sonic, cosmic and fabulous universe.
So i plug my synths and recorded live this musical piece, for Klaus, with humility,, and start an improvisation in 3 parts around a sequence work under his influence.
Instruments : SynthR3 ARP 4012 & S.E.M : master stéréo sequencer (with TC M300 & SPX90 reverb/delay), Retro One NRSynth : Big Moog bass & Winds ( + Line 6 Chorus & DD2 Delay), Ancestor NRSynth (ARP 2600) : S&H rain (+ Midiverb reverb), Minimoog D (+ MXR Phaser & Delay), Waldorf Zarembourg : Phased Strings, Mister M Hansy : Mellotron Choir.
Recorded live at Nuage7 Studio, Domaine de Sourzy (06/05/2022)
Thanks to NRSynth (Stephen) & Rémy (SynthR)."

New 4ms Eurorack Modules Coming to SUPERBOOTH

via 4ms

"New module info! Come see us at @Superbooths this week - Booth 0405 #4msEnvVCA #4msMPEG #4msSCM"

Mini PEG
Shuffling Click Multiplier+
Dual EnvVCA
Dual Shaped EnvVCA

Bladerunner Brass Sound with Free VST's

video upload by Waveform

"A tutorial to Create a replicant of the Bladerunner brass sound using Free VST's."

Access Virus rack XL SN RXB3U26B9Ff

via this auction

Korg Trident mk1 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"This trident had its deadly original battery yanked in 1991 so has lived battery leak free it’s entire existence. In 2021 this trident was completely restored and refurbished, recapped, new power supply and many many other future proofing work done by the guys at switched on in Austin Texas."

Roland Jupiter 6 61-Key Synthesizer w/ Custom Hard Case SN 343422

via this auction

"The J6 is an incredibly versatile 6 voice polyphony analogue synth. Roland made a couple improvements from the Jupiter 8, to the 6, with midi implementation and better tuning stability.

This synth is functioning perfectly. It has been regularly serviced and maintained since I’ve owned it and recently been fully serviced and professionally cleaned by the Roland specialists at Switched On here in Austin, TX."

Kurzweil K250 SN 88121869

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.

"The brainchild of Ray Kurzweil with consultation from Bob Moog, Stevie Wonder, and Alan R. Pearlman, the K250 is repleet with sequencers, oscilators, and incredible samples of acoustic instruments highlighted by the majestic Grand Piano 1. This instrument was worlds ahead of its time, and stands tall today featuring sampling that is unmatched in today’s keyboard jungle. Of course it was priced at over 20K, rendering it unattainable for 99% of keyboardists at the time."

Waldorf Microwave 1 Rev B Wavetable Synth

via this auction

Chase Bliss Habit & Moog Mother-32 | Sound Recipes #30

video upload by Reverb

"In this edition of #SoundRecipes we're spicing up a stagnant sequence with some random delay action. Find details on all the gear used and even more Sound Recipes here."

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with SHAI YALLIN

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Shai Yallin is a cross-genre keyboard player, composer and producer from Tel Aviv, Israel. Combining influences from his roots in proto-electronic music and progressive rock, he has been making music in his home studio and with bands since the early 2000s. His past work includes keyboards, arrangement and engineering with progressive rock band Solstice Coil, and composition, keyboards, arrangements and engineering with electo rock project Salvya. Currently Shai is active as a solo electronic music artist under the moniker electricmonk, as well as handling keyboards and arrangement duties with Subterranean Masquerade.

We chatted with Shai on how he uses the Prophet Rev2 in his music."
You can find additional posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.


video upload by Synth Cloud

"▬▬▬ Download Link ▬▬▬▬
🚀 PROPHETICA for Prophet Rev.2:

This sound library includes a selection of aggressive leads, rhythmic patterns, LFO patches, atmospheric pads, plucks, deep and evolving soundscapes, arps for film scoring, electronic music, sound design and much more… 66 new sounds patched and performed by Stefano Angiulli and Alex Di Donna."

A Musical Exploration of BASTL Ikarie and Dark Matter

video upload by Red Means Recording Ambient

"A series of explorations feature the BASTL Ikarie filter and Dark Matter feedback module."

Leploop Coming to SUPERBOOTH

via Leploop

"This year at Superbooth 22 we will present : New Leploop v3, updated version. New lumanoise, Lumamix, 4ch resonant mixer. New lumanoise, Mono Cassa, bass drum generator. New Resomix, mixer module. New Multi Ritmi, clock divider sequencer module. New Rullo, snare drum module."

You can find Leploop at Booth Z176. Full details here. You can also find the full list of exhibitors there.

Getting Weird with Waveform Generators and Ribbon Controllers

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Nick Bigelow from Patchwerks shows us how to use the Zorx ribbon controller with the Sputnik Variable Waveform Generator.

Learn more about the Sputnik Variable Waveform Generator Here:
Learn more about the Zorx Ribbon Controller Here:
Demo by : Nick Bigelow
Video by: Matthew Piecora ( EZBOT) and Steven Ly (Project 32)"

3 years into Eurorack - What changed, what was added, and some sounds

video upload by Omri Cohen

00:00 - Introduction
00:43 - Main case
05:03 - Interface case
08:47 - RackBrute case
10:56 - Moog case
18:08 - What I sold and why
28:06 - What I got
32:26 - The misconception of VCAs

Omri's Links:

The basics of Modular Synthesis -
Patching techniques and ideas document -
Buy me a coffee? -
Consider joining me on Patreon -

SUPERBOOTH22 & Site Links Update

FYI, you will find a new SUPERBOOTH22 link on the top left of the site underneath the Sequential banners. To make space for mobile devices, the POPULAR and RARE labels have been removed. You can find them on the top right under Useful Links.

Up top you should now see the following links: SUPERBOOTH22 | NEWS | UPDATES | MEMBERS | SUPPORT MATRIXSYNTH!

Remember to check the News label for non SUPERBOOTH22 news, and the UPDATES label for updates in posts.

If you go through all posts on the site daily the only label you might want to check is the Udpates label as they do not get a new post.

Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk — A New Course From Soundfly

video upload by Soundfly

Some nice synth spotting in this one. You can find additional posts mentioning Com Truise here.

"Learn to blend nostalgic synths with driving beats and retro production techniques to create sci-fi-inspired electronic music with our newest course, Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk, available now at

Combining a nostalgic reverence for ‘80s drum machines and production techniques with a futuristic sensibility, Com Truise has been building intricate musical worlds that are hypermodern and yet emotionally familiar for over a decade.

In his new course with Soundfly, you’ll discover how Com Truise produces music that is both textural and driving, awash in retro drum sounds and thick clouds of synthesizers. You’ll follow along as he creates a brand new track from scratch, and opens up the sessions to some of his most popular songs, giving you a unique look at how he approaches making music. The unreleased song he builds in the course, "Dynetics," is available exclusively to Soundfly subscribers.

Over more than 30 videos, as well as readings, downloads, stems, and more, Com Truise demonstrates the techniques he uses to pull a track together, building synth patches, sampling retro drum machine sounds, and leveraging ‘80s production techniques to create music that feels both nostalgic and novel. He digs into his sources of inspiration like the sweeping retrofuturistic android astronaut narrative that’s driven many of his albums, as well as visual art, 3D renderings, and more.

Whether you’re an aspiring synthwave artist, a gearhead, or simply someone in need of inspiration and constraints for your next musical project, this in-depth course will help you add an otherworldly quality to your music. Sign up here:

This course is exclusively available as part of Soundfly's course subscription, where you can access dozens of in-depth, high-quality courses on topics ranging from songwriting to producing, mixing to beatmaking, and so much more. Subscribe today to get learning:"

Xaoc Devices Sofia, Koszalin, Gera & Poczdam

video upload by Xaoc Devices

"Sofia is an unusual analog oscillator based on an original waveforming principle. The sound is a mixture of a warm saturated base tone and two modulating ripple elements. A wide array of control inputs coupled with separate outputs for numerous components of the sound shaping chain allows for extensive self-patching and complex animation of the final waveform. The resulting range of possible sounds is surprisingly vast, including but not limited to: vowel-like, tearing hard-sync effect, woody pings, warm and fuzzy sine-like evolving tones with a touch of bright sparkle on top. Sofia pairs very well with filters, but it also shines with just a VCA.

24hp, 30mm depth (including ribbon cable bracket)

Current draw:


Available: June 2022"

Xaoc Devices Koszalin

video upload by Xaoc Devices

"Koszalin is a full stereo frequency shifter (2 ins / 4 outs) offering both quasi-exponential and linear frequency change of up to +/-5kHz as well as full stereo feedback under voltage control. Frequency shifting results in linear translation of signal spectrum producing all kinds of atonal sounds. It should not be confused with frequency scaling, also known as pitch shifting. Complex phase cancellation patterns occurring with frequency shifting and deep feedback produce spectacular barber-pole effects. Koszalin offers direct control of feedback amount, feedback routing, and feedback response. It also facilitates frequency modulation of any stereo audio signal, thanks to the linear TZFM input.

10hp, 43mm depth (including ribbon cable bracket)

Current draw:

+12v 140mA/-12v 30mA/5v 0mA

Available: May/June 2022"

Xaoc Devices Gera & Poczdam

video upload by Xaoc Devices


Gera is a component of the Leibniz subsystem that allows masking individual bits of the digital data by the use of logical AND operation. It features 8 individual gate inputs that affect the individual bits of data, as well as 8 illuminated tact switches for manual inverting of each control input. When connected to Drezno that is processing a waveform or voltage, masking of individual bits yields various forms of quantization.

Bit processing logic in Gera is hardware based, hence there is virtually no latency, and the binary signals may change at extreme rates.

6hp, 30mm depth (including ribbon cable brackets)

Current draw:

+12v 45mA/-12v 0mA/5v 0mA


Poczdam is a binary data routing solution for the Xaoc Leibniz subsystem. It allows manual and remote switching between two Leibniz data sources, modifying individual bits of the data stream, and re-clocking the data with its onboard voltage controlled wideband oscillator, or with any external clock signal. Poczdam is particularly useful with complex Leibniz setups that need to reconfigure the data flow between multiple modules. However, it can also be employed in small creative patches, e.g. for waveform splicing, disrupting rhythmic loops or generating digital chaos.

10hp, 30mm depth (including ribbon cable brackets)

Current draw:

+12v 20mA/-12v 10mA/5v 0mA

Available: June/July 2022"

U-He SuperBooth22 Prototypes (Audio Only)

video upload by u-he

Erica Synths DB-01 tutorial: Ten tips about patterns

video upload by Richard DeHove

0:00 Undo / reload / restart
0:56 Copy and paste patterns
1:50 Delete pattern
2:26 Random pattern
3:30 Pattern start move
4:30 User scales
7:00 Filter modulation
8:17 Modulation "poking"
9:00 First and last step
11:44 Chaining patterns

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:

Sequential Take 5 Presets Bank 1 | Hi-Fans

video upload by Hi- Fans

PWM Malevolent first look ! | Hi-Fans

video upload by Hi- Fans

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard Factory Preset Demo | Hi-Fans

video upload by Hi- Fans

Yamaha CS6X/S30 - "Art Of Versatility" (big custom sounds demo)

video upload by LFOstore

"In this demo we are showing our custom & founded online presets.
CS6X & S30 are flagships of CS series & having wide range of tones and many possibilities of sound design.

We are preparing our custom soundset for this two models.
And you can comment or leave pre-orders on if you want this sounds

Your,LFO Team"

Practicing eurorack setup W. Plinky LD3 DCe2

video upload by Meska

"Quick demo of the actual modular setup.
I know i need more practice , i'm working on it :p
DCe2 for Sub
plinky for chords & delay, reverb
LD3 for drum and effect on it + side chain
Voice going to warps ,runing parasit, for vocoder
Plinky and sub going to NI Versio distortion

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 ;)"

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Dynamics

video upload by SynthAddict

"A mix of louder and softer bits, a few sudden bursts too...

Access Virus TI, Yamaha Tenori-on, ATV aFrame, Arturia Keystep Pro, Boss M10MX Mixer"

Roland Jupiter 8 SN 030124 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"The Titan of polyphonic analogue synthesisers. The Jupiter 8 is the golden child of Roland's legacy in professional electronic instruments, featuring 16 analogue oscillators at 2 per voice, eight voice polyphony, split-able 61 key keyboard, 2-pole (12 dB/oct) or 4-pole (24 dB/oct) filter modes, and 64 patch presets that can store keyboard splits, arpeggiator settings, voice assign mode, hold, portamento and modulation settings. Made in Japan. MIDI Mod by Robin Whittle. Fully serviced prior to sale."

Oberheim Matrix-12 with retrofits for pressure sensitivity and individual voice outputs

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 SN C30713

via this auction

"Classic 40 year-old Oberheim OB-8 in great condition with original manual included. 2 years ago I had the "OB-XA MOD" done on it by a synth technician which gave it a bit more low-end, but I've never owned a Xa, so I do not know how comparable it is to it. The OB-8 also has factory MIDI and the Page 2 functions have been labeled. It also has a Gooseneck light connection that the original owner had installed. I also purchased a new Fatar keyboard by a Swedish company that makes them for the OB-8. The new Fatar keyboard is not installed yet in the photos, but will be installed in Philadelphia at the synth service shop."

E-mu Systems Drumulator Model 7000 8-Voice Drum Machine SN 972

via this auction, also on Reverb

Modified Atari 2600 Synthcart 8-Bit Synthesizer Drum Machine SN 568374353

via this auction, also on Reverb


2 Remotes
Synthcart Cartridge
RCA Cable
RCA - 3.5mm Cable

Moog Memorymoog Plus 61-Key Analog Synthesizer SN 2427

via this auction, also on Reverb

"All features and functions of this synth are working very nicely and it sounds wonderful. When we received this synth we very much expected it to be buggy and to require some servicing and updating and the usual sweep of replacing worn components. After giving a thorough internal and external cleaning, we found that the unit operated consistently even after multiple power up and down cycles over several weeks. The fan on this is the original and it causes some light vibration. Being that it has been working nicely we decided that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". While we cannot say it has been serviced or "Future-proofed", we can say it is currently working great and sounds great. The new owner can decide on whether to put some expense into servicing it or not."



ROLAND Jupiter 6

via this auction

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesizer with 5 ROM Expansion Cards

via this auction


video upload by DANIELE

0:00 Intro
0:37 Effects and banks selection
0:58 Hall reverb
1:53 Shimmer reverb
2:56 Stereo room reverb
3:57 Plate reverb
5:02 Spring reverb
6:00 Ping-pong delay
7:14 Tape echo
8:05 Chorus
8:44 Gated reverb
9:18 Spring reverb
9:36 Reverse reverb
10:20 Flanger
11:19 Ring modulator
11:58 Overdrive
12:41 Peak compressor
13:36 Freezer/looper
14:18 Panning/xfade mode Milky Way is a 16 algorithm stereo effects processor with pan and crossfade.

Turning A Turntable Into A Sampler

video upload by HAINBACH

"When I first heard of the existence of the rare MIDI controlled turntables VESTAX made, the super rare Controller One namely, I was amazed. A turntable that can can be played with a keyboard? I went on a search for a cheaper alternative to the rare and expensive Controller 1 (6000EUR, only 100-110 made), which luckily worked out. While the turntable was en route from Japan, I commissioned to make dubplates for me. On these special one-off vinyl records I had put sounds I created in my studio that I thought would work well in a track together. I had no idea if it would all work out, and the result surprised me."

Cre8audio East Beast Trailer #3

video upload by Cre8audio

"East Beast is a new synthesizer made by Cre8audio in partnership with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers. Find out more about the East Beast on May 10, 2022"

V.A.I. 73 : Antonelli Syntorgan 2445 / FBT R-21 Leslie Simulator

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Antonelli Syntorgan 2445.
Lovely and quirky machine with a mono synth and high / low pass filter controls.
It came with legs, preset overlays for a handful of sounds, and a songbook.
There’s a very simple drum machine and auto bass/chords on board as well.
The Antonelli Syntorgan 2445 is actually fun to play and compose with, the two filter types really save this toy keyboard and elevates it beyond Bontempi standards.
Marketed for beginners and kids, it was apparently manufactured by Siel - it’s basically a slimmed down and tinny sounding Siel Cruise : a mono section and a poly section.
On the Syntorgan you can route the poly section through the mono filter, plus it has a kind of hidden two octave bass preset, a drum machine and auto-bass and auto-chord section too.
We used some external effects, this machine really needs it :
the Tekson Fading pedal for phasing the drums, then an odd and crazy rare FBT Dual Channel Equalizer rack-unit for some color, and a Montarbo Analog Delay (actually digital) with a broken chip that somehow distorts things wonderfully.
On some sounds we also pulled out our FBT R-21 Leslie simulator, an optical rack device based around a spinning disc, it looks almost like a tape echo.

Antonelli Syntorgan Specs:
Separate and combinable Poly and mono sections
High and low pass filters
Drum machine with presets
Bass preset sound
Auto bass and chord section
One finger mode."

See the Antonelli and FBT below for more.

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

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