MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 20, 2022

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Supersaw Showdown: System-8 vs Juno-X (No Talking)

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"SUPERSAWS! We got 'em! But which sounds the best?
Today's video is a comparison of the new Roland Juno-X and the 2016 Roland System-8 and their sweet supersaw synth sounds.

Starting from an initialized patch we'll go back and forth and discover the differences between these great synths. It's way bigger than you might think."

Behringer Mini AKS VCS3 SYNTHI Update

via Behringer

"Some time ago we showed you a draft of our AKS Mini, a scaled down version of the VCS3 but with the exact same oscillators, filters etc. and of course the magic sound.

We received such great feedback that we decided to simply build a prototype. And here it is:-) But we haven’t yet decided if we’ll build it and maybe we’ll keep it just keep it for ourselves - just kidding:-) Retail price is targeted at US$ 99.

Of course the final unit will have the USB-C connector:-) "

Follow-up to this post.

The Infamous ARP Avatar

video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the infamous ARP Avatar from 1977. This is the first proper guitar demo of it to be uploaded to YouTube!

0:00 Intro
1:48 The Guitar Setup
2:28 Hex Preamp, Hex Fuzz, Special Effect
5:15 Pitch to CV
5:53 Here's the problem
7:10 Workarounds
9:22 Use as just a synth
10:26 Summary
11:41 Feature Song 'Right Back Round'

Further reading and watching:

Alan R Pearlman Foundation: [See the ARP Foundation interview with Alex Ball here]

Thanks: Dina Pearlman, Dave Friend, Bill Singer, Rick Parent, Mary Lock, Paul DeRocco, Bob Hoffman, James Martin, Nathan @ Synthchaser, TC and Phil M."

Chariots of Fire - A tribute to Vangelis by Synthfluencer

video upload by Synthfluencer

"For me Vangelis was more than an inspiration. I knew his music before I knew about him. His fantastic sounds belong to my earliest musical memories. Now he left this world and he will leave quite a gap that can't be filled - not in the world of music and not in our hearts. But we will keep his wonderful musicial legacy."


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video upload by PikoPiko Factory ピコピコファクトリー

A Friday night soundscape

video upload by junklight

"Not much time for making music at the moment but I've slowly been refining my setup while I have the odd minute. Ditched Roli and went the way I should have gone in the first place.... MPE really unlocks the Argon 8 IMO (you can just see the keyboard in this shot - I've discovered stands as a way of maximising the small space in my studio). Also loving the Red Panda Particles 2- no idea what it's doing most of the time - I should read the manual again but it makes great noises!"

Vangelis \ Blade Runner inspired performance with VCV Rack

video upload by Omri Cohen

"There's a walkthrough video of this patch and performance on my Patreon page -

All sounds are coming from VCV Rack, other than my bass guitar and lots of Valhalla Supermassive.

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

Additional posts mentioning Vangelis

EKO Stradivarius ULTRA RARE Analog String Synthesizer 1974 SN 1072

via this auction

video posted earlier today here.

"The EKO Stradivarius is one of the rarest and hardest to find string synthesizer from the 1970's."

ADDAC System | ADDAC604 Dual Mono/Stereo Multimode Eurorack Filter

video upload by DANIELE

"ADDAC604 by ADDAC System: dual mono/stereo multimode filter!"

Also see ADDAC604 - Dual Filter - a little stereo filter that likes a little filth!

moog DFAM Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

Bad Gear - Roland System-1

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland Aira System-1. Many people consider digital synthesizers to be nothing but a plugin in a box. Did Roland make it official? Can the plugout emulations of classic analog synths keep up with the vintage originals?

00:00 Intro tune
01:12 Overview Roland System-1
02:30 Modulators (LFO&Envelopes)
03:11 System-1 Filter
03:37 Tone, Bitcrusher, Reverb, Delay
04:17 Arpeggiator, Scatter
03:39 Jog Dial, Mod "Button"
05:04 Plugout, Cloud, Emulations (Promars, SH-101, SH-2)
06:05 What else???
06:35 Hate
06:59 Jam 1
07:55 Jam 2
09:00 Finale
09:32 Verdict"

AudioPilz Bad Gear posts

Micromonsta 2 demonstration - Mojo presets

video upload by Soundsauca

"Mojo is a brand new sound bank for the awesome pint size synth that is Micromonsta 2. Whilst the rest of the synth world rejoices in micro gadgets from “Brand-X”, this little Monsta delivers a fully loaded response. It’s lean, mean and crucially possesses a cutting edge sound engine to back it up with. In fact, I love it!

Find out more here:
– @audiothingies

The video shows off 50 sounds in the bank but there's an extra 50 included."

Does Roland deliver? Comparing the Jupiter 4 and the Promars plugin.

video upload by Friendly Noise

The modulation comparisons at 17 are interesting.

"Jupiter 4 vs Promars plugin

This text contains information about how the comparison was made. If you want to read a longer review, please download the pdf file at the bottom of this page.
But if you want an unbiased experience, stop reading and go see the video or jump to the desired part of the video using the video sections below.

In any case, please also consider subscribing to the channel if you like the video. This is a very time consuming activity, I make this just as a hobby and the only way to know that it’s worth the effort is the statistics of the channel. I have no message for the mankind, but I need to know if you like what I do, if that makes sense. :-)

Ok, this is a comparison between the Roland Jupiter 4 and the Roland Promars plugin. The Promars is a dual VCO monophonic synth. It is said to be technically very close to the Jupiter 4. So, if we use only one Promars VCO and don’t play chords on the Jupiter, the resulting sounds should be theoretically very similar. But close enough to allow for comparisons? Let’s have a listen!

No video or pics of the filter and envelope settings are included. There made no sense because the position of the parameters in the Jupiter 4 and Mercury 4 didn’t match.

Levels are matched using peak normalisation. The Promars is just a little quieter. That’s how the plug-in works.

No effects, EQ or processing were added to the direct sound. The Jupiter 4 onboard chorus is always off, and the second Promars VCO is of course switched off, too.

Tangible Music Lab - Reactable - Superbooth 2022 - Live Jam

video upload by KlangDing

See the Reactable label below for more.

Top 10 eurorack modules Superbooth 22 – (A personal selection by Monotrail)

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Superbooth 22 is over, and this time I was finally able to hang around, meet some people, and see some new modules! I thought I’d make a little compilation with 10 modules that stood out to me. Among others a collaboration between and Andrew Huang, the Xaoc devices Sophia, Verbos Electronics polyphonic envelope, and a project that involves Yann Tiersen. In this video I just explain why the modules stood out to me.

00:00 – Intro
00:28 – / Andrew Huang - Ghost,
01:41 – Neuzeit Instruments - Quasar
03:12 – Knobula - Kickhain
04:44 – AtoV project - Dual Harmonic Oscillator
06:05 – Xaoc Devices – Sophia
06:59 – Bastl Instruments - Pizza
08:20 – Verbos Electronics – Polyphonic Envelope
09:35 – Instruo - Larachd
10:49 – Erica Synths / Moritz Klein – Edu series
11:40 – Eowave / Touellskouarn / Yann Tiersen - Ostilh "

Arturia KORG MS-20 V - A detailed demo and tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We present a detailed demo of the new KORG MS-20 V from Arturia, part of V Collection V9. It is a recreation of the infamous Korg MS-20, along with a sequencer, effects section, polyphony and other features.

00:53 History of the Korg MS-20
01:06 The KORG MS-20 V Interface
01:38 A couple of factory presets
02:14 The oscillators
07:38 The Filters!
13:47 Modulation sources and Poly Mode
18:09 External Signal Input
21:06 The Sequencer
25:10 The Effects Section
27:46 More Factory Presets

'KORG MS-20 V unites screaming oscillators and filters with a semi-modular architecture and cutting-edge upgrades for a monstrous virtual instrument that transcends subtractive synthesis. If raw energy had a sound, this would be it. KORG MS-20 V channels the high-voltage sound and hacked-circuit quality of an iconic beast of a synth, and the resulting sound is every bit as primal and fearsome as it always was. Do you dare tame it?'

Please consider supporting this channel to help us bring you more synthesizer tutorials and other content.

||| LepLoopV3_Box_Design |||

video upload by LepLoop

"For the new LepLoop V3 we contacted the Iosa Ghini design studio, located in Bologna Italy.
Together we decided to develop a new graphic for the panel and two different designs for the box.
The default classic, old school solid cedar wood box, handmade by Domenico expert carpenter, who lives up in the valley and a very modern one inspired by brutalist design, the 3D printed one with the latest Nylon PA12 powder technology, extra black semigloss finish, available on request, designed by Gianluca Ghini."

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

video upload by thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - 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. This particular session is using four LepLoops. #covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike #omicron #ukraine #war #standwithukraine"

A DARK PLOT OF LAND Abstract Video Eurorack Sound Design C5 Entry 4 Experimental Music

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"WARNING!!! This video has fast flashing lights which can cause problems for some viewers.

Through deconstruction and reconstruction the work continuously evolves and with every new permutation offers a new message.

Sounds were performed with a Eurorack modular synthesizer.

Experimental music available at

Original Artwork from this video

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

RMI Keyboard Computer w/ Voice Programmer Cards

video upload by morganfisherart

"Functions are explained and demonstrated. A little reverb has been added. Headphones recommended to hear the stereo properly!

1: PRESETS & PEDALS - 0:00
2: ORGAN STOPS - 6:30
3: CARD READER - 9:56

Please also enjoy this ambient improvisation on the KCII:"

RMI KCII ambient improvisation

video upload by morganfisherart

"An ambient improvisation, played on my RMI KCII. Reverb added. Images are of the sea in Japan and some of my tiny oil-on-glass-slide paintings. Sept. 28, 2016 in my home studio."

Spotted the above via the following listing. You can find additional demos, info, scans, pics and a demo record featured in additional posts here.

via this auction

"TRUE MUSEUM PIECE, extremely rare.

Sound very similar to the RMI harmonic synthesizer (used by J.M.Jarre in Oxygene)

Everything is working, the synth has never been modified or repaired, all the internal components are "as it came from the factory".

With paper memory reader for sounds totally revised!

there are several "memory sheets" for the digital system of memories it used (visible in the photo).

Baldwin Syntha-Sound w/ Original Stand & Patch Sheets

via this auction

"Very good condition Synthasound + Stand + 4 programming layers

Just serviced (new slider + new speakers)"

White Model Oberheim Matrix 1000

via this auction

Roland JD-800 61-Key Programmable Synthesizer

via this auction

"JD-800 in very good condition

Keyboard is freshly revised by, hot glue problem is permanently eliminated. (see pictures from cleaning above). The full keyboard was revised, even only two keys showed the problem in a little cause. All rests of the old red glue are carefully cleaned out and re-glued all weights with a stable modern glue

Inside carefully cleaned from old dust

No use of any contact sprays by the revision in potentiometer or sliders, nor buttons, these are in original no crackling very good shape"

Roland Juno-6 61-Key Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This Juno 6 is straight out of a time capsule. No real wear or signs of use. EVERYTHING works as it should, no operational issues. This is a very rare occasion to get one of the most influential analog poly synths in fantastic condition."

How to make "snappy" AR and AD Envelopes with an ADSR - Featuring WMD Javelin

video upload by WMDevices

"AD envelopes are great for making quick percussive sounds. An AR is similar however will stay open for the duration of the gate signal it receives. ADSR envelopes add a bit more contour and are great for classic synth sounds with varied gate lengths.

In this video, Alex demonstrates the differences of each style of envelope and how to make them with the WMD Javelin Envelope + VCA combo.

'Snappy' is a subjective term commonly used to describe the way an envelope sounds. It can be likened to word like quick, fast, plucky, blippy etc. AD envelopes are known for their snappy qualities and strengths in making percussive blips and bongo like sounds. The javelin has lots of really unique options for an envelope like Accent, voltage levels, time ranges, and a mode switch that makes it act much more like a triggered A/D than your common ADSR. A super versatile module for all sounds and styles of synthesis.

We then go a bit deeper into what this type of envelope can be used for and introduce the WMD C4RBN filter to create a low-pass gate inspired patch.If you've ever wondered if the filter goes before or after the VCA, Alex shows examples of both and explains why you might want to do it one way or the other."

Review: Teenage Engineering TX-6 // Polarizing extremes in a tiny box // Pros, cons & alternatives

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:40 Overview
3:25 It’s how small?
4:25 Interface
6:00 Connectivity
8:05 Audio mix
10:00 Knob assigns
11:45 Knob with caution
13:45 Effects
16:45 Cue out
17:25 Using a mic
18:55 Aux out and sends
20:20 Synth modes
21:05 Sequencer
21:45 Tone mode
21:55 Synth options
23:50 Clock sync
24:30 USB audio
25:25 BLE MIDI
26:35 DJ Mode
27:40 Misc settings
28:25 Pros & cons
32:25 Alternatives
33:40 Outro

[SUPERBOOTH22] HAKEN AUDIO : Nouveau firmware d'analyse / resynthèse (Tous Continuums + Osmose)

video upload by Les Sondiers

"Christophe Dusquesne nous présente le nouveau moteur d'analyse : resynthèse développé par Haken Audio."

"Christophe Dusquesne presents the new analysis engine: resynthesis developed by Haken Audio."


video upload by musictrackjp

Akai SG01v Vintage Sound Module Preset Sounds

video upload by SUBTOKYOSHOP

90's vintage sound module Akai SG01v Preset Sounds
Record with Ableton Push
Delay : Ableton Live Echo

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

UDO Audio & Hazel Mills - Daylight - Super 6

video upload by UDO Audio

"Here is Hazel, performing her composition 'Daylight', using both the Super 6 Keyboard and Desktop in unison together. We love the depth and vastness of sounds you can reach with these instruments, and how easily you can get lost in the enjoyment of playing them - as Hazel has so brilliantly demonstrated."

EKO Stradivarius | Vintage String Machine (1974)

video upload by Alberto Napolioni

Update: currently listed for sale here. Pics captured here.

00:00 Ethereal Strings
00:20 The Loom
00:45 Aurea
00:58 Tarantula's Canvas
01:09 Ascension
01:19 Dancing Snakes
01:35 Dracula's Curse
02:30 Siamese Cats
02:47 House Stabs (haunted)
02:56 Illusions
03:14 Razor
03:27 Quantic Vibrations
03:43 Lost Child
03:52 Everything in its wrong Place
04:07 Run
04:16 Lush

probably one of the rarest String Machine ever built...
The EKO Stradivarius!
Used also by Vangelis, PFM, etc..

Some Improvisations on it.
NO FX used
just its raw, unique, gloomy, lushing sound.

Tribute to Vangelis - Abraham's Theme

video upload by Luke Million

"Vangelis has always been a major inspiration for me. He taught me the beauty of simple, emotive melodies that can transport you anywhere. This is Abraham’s Theme from Chariots of Fire. Rest In Peace Synth God. 💔🇬🇷"

Leibniz Subsystem quick jam

video upload by Xaoc Devices

"Our humble hommage to Vangelis. The first improvised patch in our headquarters after we've come back from Superbooth 22 and put our monolith system back together. Based on a sizable Leibniz Subsystem with two Poczdam modules switching between two sequences and two audio processing paths, including feedback with Odessa controlling the distribution of its own harmonic banks via Leibniz."

#Strymon Magneto + StarLab

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Working with the Strymon combo doesn't feel like patching. It feels like travelling through beautiful landscapes. In this video I used simple sources to highlight some of the cool features this combo has to offer. It's a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Opening piano theme composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator soundtrack)."

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

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