MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Donner B1 Syn Bass First Jam

video upload by Dj Puzzle

"Welcome to the family B1 Syn Bass. You’re going to like it here. Also in the mix Pulsar 23, Sonicware Liven 8 Bit Warps, Volca Modular, and Volca Kick. The Korg SQ-64 sends main sync to the Blackbox via MIDI DIN which is sequencing the Pulsar 23. It also sends sync to the Liven 8 Bit Warps and Korg Volcas. The second MIDI DIN out on the SQ-64 sends sync to the Donner B1 Syn Bass."

Flight of Harmony Famine

video uploads by flightofharmon

via Flight of Harmony (pre-orders open): don't miss the disclaimer below.

Famine is a voltage-controlled power starvation module, a teasing taste of electronic death – with the ever-present threat of the real thing. Your system will squeal, stutter, fuzz, and shriek, in new ways as you torture it while discovering the sublime joys of Schadenfreude.

Famine is capable of handling 1.5A, enough for an entire busboard of modules.

• In the All position, positive and negative rails track together using the All/+V knob and CV input and the -V knob and CV input are ignored.
• In the Split position, positive and negative are separated and controlled from their respective knob and CV input.

• In the Crush position, positive and negative mirror each other, i.e., +5V & -5V, +6V & -6V.
• In the Wrack position, positive and negative track inversely, i.e., 0v & -10V, +1V & -9V, +8V & -2V, etc.

Starve position to starve, Feed position to bypass circuit entirely.

The LEDs indicate the level of starvation and glow brightest at 0V output.


• Most effective on analog systems. Since digital is based on the principle of either on or off, there’s not much to play with there. Systems with bootup periods are particularly annoying.

Famine may destroy your system. Voltage starvation is a largely unstudied technique and the dangers it poses are not well known or understood, but range from general malfunction to actual fire and catastrophic failure. Any use of this module is entirely at your own risk.

DO NOT USE with inductive or electromechanical systems. Inductive kickback has been verified to be responsible for module failure – and was the only type of module to have been observably damaged in our testing so far.

Synthwave Track #2 - DSI OB-6 Synth Solo (Work in progress)

video upload by NGC0 Music

"I've been working on this track, and decided to quickly record an OB-6 jam with my classic OB-6 lead sound. I'm using mainly the OB-6 and the Matriarch."

Oberheim Matrix 6

via this auction

Roland JD-800

via this auction

Roland V-Synth

via this auction

Noise as Triggers & Sequenced Noise Bursts

video upload by Todd Barton

"Today's exploration. Thank to my Patreon patrons for making these possible!!"

Sequenced Noise Bursts

"Using a sequencer to open gates . . ."

[spaghettification] AtomoSynth Koe_M6 live performance.

video upload by atomolab

"Hello World. this track is called Spaghettification, it was recorded live in one take, using the AtomoSynth Koe_M6 semi modular synthesizer (arpeggio), and the iPad (drums and bass line)."


video upload by Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Running the TR-909 L/R into both sides, switching between stereo and Link (Dual Mono) with Low Pass Filter engaged. This allows independent channel filtering or equal balanced filtering. Pre-order now, ships in around 8 weeks. Pre-order closes end of July 2022."

OB-X8 Sound Demo - By INHALT

video upload by Oberheim Official

"OB-X8 sound demo by INHALT. Programmed, played and recorded by Matia Simovich / INHALT at Infinite Power Studios. The OB-X8 was recorded straight into Pro Tools HD and no post processing or FX were added. What you're hearing is the raw synth."

Additional OB-X8 posts

Arcane Firmware Update - 3 Jams Snippets


"So Im updating the ARCANE firmware. Now the buttons do some byte operations directly to the registers of the Yamaha chip, making the thing way more playable in a logical or musical way. I have also tweak the ranges of the pots and added a totally new feature to the 'sequence' pot that I will document when its ready

Here I have some audio jams recorded in better quality in soundcloud:

The firmware update will be free for existing ARCANE users and new units will ship with it.


ARCANE is a generative synth that lies somewhere between a synth, a sequencer and a drum machine, depending on how you interact with it.

It is based on an authentic Yamaha YM2413 FM chip; the one used in some arcade coin ops, MSX and in the japanese version of the Sega Master System.

To control it it has 6 potentiometers and 3 buttons. The pots are:

-Tempo. It controls the tempo/speed

-Base Register. It determines if the machine is more musical or glichy

-Intensity. The higher this pot, the more amount of notes and percusions sounding. This is a veru playable way of alter the generative composition by transitioning between the simple and complex sound explorations

-Sequence. It let you browse between sequences.

-Dispersion. the higher this pot, the most registers that we are writing on the chip, so the sequences get more complex and chaotic

-Combination. It multiplex, demultiplex and recombines sequences, keeping the output related but always fresh and different

It has 3 buttons, Left, Right and Reset. Reset is located in the arduino and is self explanatory. Left and Right buttons are to be determined as the firmware is still in development.

It has Clock In and Clock Out so you can synch it with external gear

It comes fully assembled and ready to play.

You can get assembled units, kits and PCBs at:

Polyend Play + Novation Peak

video upload by sucik

"a little of jam with Polyend Play sequencing Novation Peak"

Michael Whalen A Major improvisation on a Yamaha DX-1 synthesizer.

video upload by Michael Whalen

"MW does a improvisation on the legendary Yamaha DX-1 FM digital synthesizer."

Chaotic Pressure Array Synthesizer

video upload by Peter Corbett

"This was my team's submission to our 4th year EE Capstone project. The synth features chaotically phase-modulated oscillators (Lorenz Attractor), and a dynamic and expressive 2 dimensional pressure input device:

X-axis = pitch
Y-axis = filter cutoff + chaotic mod index
Z-axis (pressure) = amplitude + filter cutoff

The pressure pad is comprised of a sheet of Velostat sandwiched between vertical and horizontal strips of conductive tape. Shift registers apply voltage to each column sequentially, and analog multiplexers scan each row to build an array of pressure readings for all the cells. This is driven by an ESP32, which in turn transmits UART data to a Raspberry Pi 4B.

A python script receives pressure data and parses it into note events. Higher order interpolation methods are employed to capture inter-cell peaks and improve positional resolution. The DSP synth engine is built in PureData with a TouchOSC front end."

Yamaha QY70 - battery powered mini synth workstation

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"The Yamaha QY70 is a battery powered mini sequencer / XG/GM standard synthesizer workstation. In this video, I take a brief look at it's features and create a pattern. Table of contents:

00:00 intro
00:23 hello
00:45 hardware overview
02:05 QY Data Filer Software
02:15 sequencer and UI overview
03:52 recording a pattern
04:18 chord tracks
04:47 selecting a sound
05:00 step sequencer
06:44 effects setup
07:01 effects send setup / mixer
07:31 bass track demo with filters & distortion
07:57 important considerations
08:19 demo track
10:22 conclusion
10:34 bye bye

Yamaha QY Data Filer:"


OP-1 Field's Dimension Synth Presets

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video I share a clip of the new OP-1 Fields Dimension synth presets. This video clip was sent to me by a friend who is a beta tester for Teenage Engineering. He plugged his OP-1 directly into his iPhone and filmed these presets for me to share with you. I always thought the OP-1 needed an easy to read subtractive synthesizer, this engine appears to be just that."

Step up your game with 1 on 1 lessons:


Mamotreco OP-1 Mixtape Diary #2 | Teenage Engineering Synth

video upload by Mamotreco

"Welcome to another entry in my synth music diary with the Teenage Engineering OP-1. This time is eschew the radio samples from the last mixtape ([posted here]) and focus on the internal TE OP 1 synth sounds. No external sounds were added. Everything you hear is 100% Teenage Engineering OP-1. #op1 #teenageengineering #synth

I then played live over the top of the tape in one take, using further OP-1 synth sounds on top of what I had done before. There's also a couple of times where I use the Memory 1 momentary button to change the overall sound. Apologies if the final product is a bit rough, but that's how it goes with the OP-1, it's immediate and not everything is perfect but that's why I love it, great to break through writers block and get making music.

Current channel music compilation:
Previous music releases available here:"

Acids RAVE - Realtime Audio Variational autoEncoder

video upload by Realtime Neural Audio Synthesis - embedded RAVE #2 Acids Team - Ircam

From the makers of Neurorack.

"Official implementation of RAVE: A variational autoencoder for fast and high-quality neural audio synthesis (article link) by Antoine Caillon and Philippe Esling.

RAVE comes with two command line utilities, resample and duration. resample allows to pre-process (silence removal, loudness normalization) and augment (compression) an entire directory of audio files (.mp3, .aiff, .opus, .wav, .aac). duration prints out the total duration of a .wav folder.

Once trained, you can reconstruct an entire folder containing wav files"

"Demonstration of realtime embedded RAVE models on different platforms:

- Raspberry Pi 4 8GB
- Nvidia Jetson Nano 4GB

With RAVE + nn~ you can embed realtime neural audio synthesis inside single board computers !

RAVE project:

Antoine Caillon - ACIDS team - 2022

Special thanks to Victor Paredes for his help with the motion sensor"

Realtime Neural Audio Synthesis - RAVE + nn~ #1

video upload by Acids Team - Ircam

"Demonstration video of the RAVE model integrated inside nn~

Use RAVE with Max/MSP to perform realtime timbre transfer, latent exploration and autonomous generation !"

Patch Diary 001: Korg MS2000

video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

This is a new video series where I create a patch from scratch and explain it (with subtitles) along the way.

The synth for today was the Korg MS2000.

The effects used were:
Hungry Robot Wardenclyffe Deluxe
Mid-Fi Electronics For Parts or Repair
Ibanez Echo Shifter ES-2

This time, I made a lo-fi, Juno style patch."

Patching Panda Particles, variaciones creativas en Eurorack

video upload by Hispasonic

"Hello World" feat. Jiayi Liu (Experimental Eurorack Modular Live Performance)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Huge shoutout to Jiayi for creating this piece with me, check her out here:

Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

Noise Study 2

video upload by Todd Barton

"Pink Noise into the Buchla Spectral Processor. Breakout various bandwidths and also throw a bunch of different CV to the bandwidths. Mix, blend and shake to taste . . ."

Patch From Scratch: Carving Up Noise

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"One way to define 'noise' is a sound containing all frequencies! In reality, any given noise source comprises its own set of frequencies, each a unique 'block' of frequencies to carve up over time using filters.

High Amplitude Tape Machine Noise Floors Morphagene Reel:

Intro animation soundtrack by Josiah Christensen!"

TEST SERIES Folktek Matter Alter 2 Resound Gieskes No Drums Eurorack Abstract Sound Design Glitch

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"Folktek Matter, Alter 2, and Resound.
Gieskes No Drums.
Erica Synths Matrix Mixer.

The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.

Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"


video upload by LepLoop

"Marco&Ben of Elevator Sound at the booth trying the new leploop v3, 3D printed case"

Doepfer A-121S Stereo Filter Sound Demo (no talking) at Superbooth 2022

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Pink Floyd’s original EMS Synthi AKS?

via this auction

Based on the tape it looks like this one listed last year. The price has gone up! The tape lists W.L.B. NIXON in London. If it's the same W.L.B. NIXON, he is the author of How a Computer Works - "University of London, Institute of Computer Science, 1969 - Electronic digital computers - 179 pages".

"This is one of 4 EMS Synthi AKS that was purchased to produce Dark Side of the Moon. They used this to produce On the Run, the intro Bass on Time and synth part on Any Colour You Like. I’ve used this to recreate the effect on the electric piano that John Paul Jones used a VCS3 for on No Quarter. It’s a dream machine and has loads of character. It took a second to wrap my head around tuning it but it’s a simple procedure that makes this much more usable than many people tend to report. I’m happy to make a YouTube video on that procedure and the idea behind patching with the pin matrix. This is The EMS Synthi AKS used by David Gilmour so I’m listing as a collectors item. It sounds amazing but you have to know how to use it to dial in clean sounds and I’m happy to demonstrate this for a serious buyer. I also have a DK1 keyboard that has been modded to be a DK2 (duophonic), this is $3500 if you are interested. This will also come with the templated patch cards Battle and Keyboard. I purchased an adaptor to be able to connect CV outputs (from my keystep pro) to the Jones connector which also helps make running a more complex sequence in a modern set up super easy."

Listed for $100,000 + $350 Shipping

Moog MicroMoog

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Polar 37-Key Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

Modal Electronics 001 Hybrid Digital / Analog 2-Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-30L SN 1535 w/ Built-In Case

via this auction

Vintage 1970s LE Logan String Melody II Synthesizer

video uploads by lloyd scott

via this auction

Making Ambient With the Norand Mono (and friends)

video upload by Red Means Recording

"I got the idea recently that the pure analog tones of the Norand Mono would sound lovely through some effects. From there I cooked up an ambient patch using the Hapax, Peak, and Eurorack. Let me walk you through the patch and how it works."


Norand Mono Ambient Performance

video upload by Red Means Recording Ambient

"Final performance from my video on making ambient with the Norand Mono as the focus."

Korg NTS-1 with Chips 2.0 Oscillator

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Time to checkout the chiptune oscillator for the korg NTS-1

Chips 2.0 can be found here

I installed the minilogue version."

Polyend Play Demo Projects

"With a workflow that is both inspiring and simple, Polyend Play is far from your average sample-based groovebox.

Endless possibilities for your beats are at your fingertips. Check out some of the original onboard demo projects!"


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

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