MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 23, 2022

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Monday, May 23, 2022

EMW SYSTEM-15 MultiTrack demo

video upload by EMW Synthesizers

"EMW System-15 MultiTrack demo - No external effect, no external processing."

Showroom Sessions: Cindy Reichel and Jeremy Blake

video upload by Patchwerks

"Cindy Reichel and Jeremy Blake (Red Means Recording) perform live hardware sets at Patchwerks in Seattle.

Expect more live shows monthly in-store at Patchwerks. If you are interested in performing reach out to us at

Performance recorded on May 21st, 2022.

00:00 Start
00:07 Cindy Reichel
36:09 Jeremy Blake

Visit the Patchwerks website here:

Video by: Matthew Piecora and Stephen Ly"

Sherman 2x2 Filterbank - Analog Filter and Distortion Unit

via this auction

"Two identical Sherman Filterbank 2 devices in a flat 19" housing that can also simply lie on the table. All inputs and outputs are located on the front panel, which makes countless connections between the two devices easy, but above all with other tabletop devices. Via 'link' sockets, the two filters can be linked and played in parallel. Like the simple rack version, both LFOs also have a waveform output.

Technically and visually great condition - only near the logo there is a subtle scratch."

Morning Practice

video upload by Todd Barton

"A brief improv/exploration of the new reissue Buchla Dual Oscillator.

05 23 22 Synton Fenix - Testing further

video upload by batchas

"I’m still testing the Fenix 2d, this time focusing on longer delays, The delay of Fenix 2 is also involved in this patch.
Injecting some minimal negative voltage to the delay time CV input to get longer delays. Then sending the delay into a filter to remove the way too high high-pitched noise present in the slow delay signal.
I use the Wave Multiplier as a clock divider to variate the rhythm.
The Triangle output on VCO2 is actually a sinewave, not a triangle. I use it here for the Bass Drum sound.
No external effects used.

I’m recording each session with the Fenix, that’s why I’m sharing here, for everyone interested in hearing the sound of this synth. So it's not a composition or something elaborated. I’m also recording for the first time via a new audio interface so it's a good occasion for me to see how it translates once on youtube.
I will anyway make more videos showing more precisely how the delay sounds. As well as some tricks with a few functions on the modular."

A Special Birthday Message from Bob's Wife, Ileana Grams-Moog via Moog Music

via Moog Music

"We have the privilege to share a personal message from Bob's wife, Ileana Grams-Moog, composed for the occasion with you all in mind. We hope it brings you a smile today:

It is always a pleasure to talk or write about Bob, as it gives me the chance to revive happy memories I may not have focused on for a while. Joy, humor, and fun are especially appealing, because they were such wonderful features of Bob's character.

Bob's vitality and engagement with whatever he was doing stood out when you met him. His smile lit up his face; and his voice, very resonant and mellow, lit up as well when you asked him how he was, and he responded, "Great!" That engagement and enthusiasm was contagious, so that sharing an experience like a dinner, a show, or a trip with him made it so much more enjoyable for me. And it persisted into any conversation you had with him, as he was fully focused on you. If you said anything funny, you got to hear his wonderful hearty laugh as he enjoyed what you said and often responded in kind.

Bob loved humor. He was a lifelong reader of the New Yorker (his hometown magazine, one could say, though he came from Queens), and the cartoons were his favorite feature. On the weekend, what he most loved to do indoors was to lie down on the sofa with the latest issue, and read it from cover to cover. I could tell when he got to a cartoon that tickled him by the whole-body guffaw he would suddenly give, and I would always go over and see it so I could share it with him.

Other than Roz Chast, who is still active, I think, most of the cartoonists he loved are no longer around, and their names may be unfamiliar unless you are a fan of old cartoons. He enjoyed quirky drawing, like George Price's or Koren's, and the gentle goofiness of Koren and Barsotti, among others, though he could respond to more pointed and sarcastic wit as well. In general, though, a certain wry incongruity or insightful depiction of human oddness was most likely to touch off his delighted response. A cartoon that stands out for me was one of his favorites: A man is mowing the lawn on a mini-tractor. His wife is watching. The man's thought bubble shows him seated on a monster earth-mover; his wife's shows him as a little boy on a toy tractor. His delight in this cartoon clearly included his awareness of how he felt riding his own farm tractor when we went out to his old house. This self-awareness and gentle self-mockery was part of his character.

He was certainly a delighted responder to the humor of others—in drawing, writing, or conversation. But he was also a great teller of anecdotes, especially funny ones, and I think everyone who heard him enjoyed it. He was a very acute observer, with insight into how behavior revealed personality and motivation, and he had the rare gift of being able to apply these skills both to painful situations and to himself. So a number of his anecdotes were about situations that might not have seemed funny at the time at all, especially to him. He told me about a very difficult time in his life, when his company had been bought by an investor who insisted that he go on the road to sell shares in the company he was now a subsidiary of. He must have loathed the assignment, but he did it to the very best of his ability. He noticed that his prospects—picked out for him in advance—were men who prized power and prestige, polar opposites to him.

So, when he was sent to Chicago in the winter, although his taste in clothing ran to comfortable work pants and a work shirt, he bought himself a suede coat with a full fur lining to put over his business suit and tie. His reception, wearing this coat, was dramatically different—it was clear that he was impressing his prospects. The punchline, as he told this story to me, came as he was trying to persuade a prospect of something that wasn't going over well. So he stood up, loomed over the man, and opened his coat to show the full fur lining, at which point the man visibly shrank back and conceded the point Bob saw the resemblance to a dominance contest between animals, and it struck him as funny as well as a sad commentary about how much decision-making is done.

My retelling lacks the life-giving vividness, enthusiasm, and laughter of Bob's telling, but I hope gets across a tiny bit of the extra-ordinary person I was privileged to be married to.

- Ileana Grams-Moog"

The Sound of a Black Hole, Slowed w/ Reverb | Sound Recipes #32

video upload by Reverb

"What does a black hole sound like? NASA recently released the audio of the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster. We slowed it down and added a ton of ambience for a haunting effect that sounds like the start of an alien invasion. Learn more about this edition of #SoundRecipes here."

NASA's video follows. Read the description for what you are hearing.

Also see sent my way via David Ingebretsen.

Data Sonification: Black Hole at the Center of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster (X-ray)

video upload by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

"Since 2003, the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been associated with sound. This is because astronomers discovered that pressure waves sent out by the black hole caused ripples in the cluster's hot gas that could be translated into a note — one that humans cannot hear some 57 octaves below middle C. Now a new sonification brings more notes to this black hole sound machine. This new sonification — that is, the translation of astronomical data into sound — is being released for NASA's Black Hole Week this year.

In some ways, this sonification is unlike any other done before (1, 2, 3, 4) because it revisits the actual sound waves discovered in data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The popular misconception that there is no sound in space originates with the fact that most of space is essentially a vacuum, providing no medium for sound waves to propagate through. A galaxy cluster, on the other hand, has copious amounts of gas that envelop the hundreds or even thousands of galaxies within it, providing a medium for the sound waves to travel.

In this new sonification of Perseus, the sound waves astronomers previously identified were extracted and made audible for the first time. The sound waves were extracted in radial directions, that is, outwards from the center. The signals were then resynthesized into the range of human hearing by scaling them upward by 57 and 58 octaves above their true pitch. Another way to put this is that they are being heard 144 quadrillion and 288 quadrillion times higher than their original frequency. (A quadrillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000.) The radar-like scan around the image allows you to hear waves emitted in different directions. In the visual image of these data, blue and purple both show X-ray data captured by Chandra. Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)"

Sequential Take 5 Jam! (Haris Pranowo Keys Cam) #sequential #sequentialtake5

video upload by Haris Pranowo

"Excepts loops, all sounds are coming from Sequential Take 5. Enjoy!"

Donner B1: A 303-style analog synth for $152!

video upload by David Hilowitz Music

"I checked out the brand new Donner B1 Bass Synthesizer:

List price is $168, but it's $152 with PROMO CODE 'DavidH'"

You can find the Donner B1 here.

„last piece“ with this system | modular synthesizer | ambient music

video upload by Elinch

"The last piece of music with this system.

The play was actually intended for the Modular World Event, but changed my mind. Here is the last piece with a system that has accompanied me almost unchanged for the past 5 years.
Time has a change."

Lowdown Bass Synthesizer | Cherry Audio

video upload by Cherry Audio

"Cherry Audio is celebrating International Synth Day 2022 with the release of the Lowdown Bass Synthesizer, based on the most renowned dual-oscillator bass pedal synth ever made. This outrageously fun and funky plugin instrument recreates the room-rattling sounds heard on countless prog-rock and new wave tracks in the 70s and 80s, and it hits the ground running at a rock-bottom price of only $25.

To create Cherry Audio's Lowdown, award-winning synth designer and DSP legend Mark Barton carefully analyzed the original's synthesis circuits and precisely modeled them to provide a massive virtual bass experience like no other. But we didn't stop at the sound! Lowdown's unique interface reproduces the experience with a lovingly rendered and animated foot pedal "keyboard" and the ability for users to select from 14 under-the-pedals floor surfaces. Over 40 outstanding presets and unlimited user preset storage are provided, and Lowdown supports full MIDI and DAW automation control.

Cherry Audio is thrilled with the results of this fun and easy-to-use earth-moving bass experience, and we hope users love it as much as we do. We're introducing it at the unthinkably low-down price of only $25 ($39 list).

Lowdown Bass Synthesizer is now available at and authorized resellers worldwide for Windows and macOS, in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats, with a 30-day demo."

Roland JD-XA "Symbiosis" 64 Dynamic Presets

video upload by LFOstore

"LFO.Store continue to work on Roland's most complex machine today, the JD-XA!
By many asks 'Symbiosis' soundset is here!

This Soundset is here:

64 handcrafted presets splitted on categories:

Legendary sounds re-creation
Beautiful deep pads & atmospheres
Massive cinematic strings
Detuned basses
Various arps & sequences
Plucks & Poly's
Very alive and expressive leads
Drones & complex structures

Soundtrack with cyberpunk atmosphere, synthwave track, ambient & electronica vibes can be easily created with our sounds.

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of "Organica" for Waldorf Blofeld & "WS Universe" for Korg Wavestation

You will need usb stick to load our sounds, instructions are included!
Also we including shortcuts & faq of easier use your JD-XA and its massive functions.

Enjoy & may inspiration be with you!"

falling in love with FM \ Vult Opulus overview and tutorial

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Here are the patches from the video -

00:00 - Introduction
00:09 - Basic features
06:07 - Tremolo and vibrato
11:21 - Detune
15:26 - Additive mode
19:51 - Morph and uOpulus"

Plinky: #5 patch from scratch W. DCe-2

video upload by Meska

"Another patch from scratch with plinky.
Here ann exemple of sequencing and playing other gear, in this case the grendel drone commander 2 with plinky sequencer and keyboard, of cours plinky does the mixing

Thank you fwor 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: Least Used Gear

video upload by SynthAddict

"Novation X-Station 49
I pulled out my trusty Novation X-Station which used to be my go-to synth many years ago (started with the X-25 model and a backpack, portable studio), but haven't had time for it in years (maybe a #FFS vid but no music) - nice to get it out again. :-) A great MIDI/VST controller, USB audio interface, and VA synth.

Also included: Dreadbox Erebus v2, Boss RC-505, Roland TR-8s, Arturia
Keystep Pro, Boss M10MX Mixer"

Roland Jupiter 80 76-Key Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

"Metamorphosis of a Legend
One of the most revered prefixes in the history of synthesis returns. Welcome the arrival of the JUPITER-80—a live-performance powerhouse that pays homage to its legendary namesake with road-proven hardware and massive sound, yet blasts into the future with advanced SuperNATURAL technology. The JUPITER-80’s expressive, organic approach to synthesis makes a new world of sound design possible with multilayered SuperNATURAL textures under the control of a full-color touchscreen and creative hands-on controllers. Experience the metamorphosis of a legend with the all-new JUPITER-80!"

YAMAHA VL-1 Physical Modeling Synthesizer SN KIO1125 w/ HxC Floppy Drive Emulator

via this auction

"Unique-sounding and fairly unique-looking: the most thorough-going of the modelling synths of the early 90s. This, with thoughtful programming, can make a vast range of acoustic and electronic sounds. The quality and depth is astonishing.
Some of the factory programs are wonderful as they are - musical and expressive - but modifying them to your taste is quite do-able. Starting from scratch on a sound and many increadinle new sounds appeared!
Duophonic, bi-timbral, but somehow seeming more than that - very powerful. This has had the frequently problematic disk drive replaced with an HxC emulator - not a trivial task, as it happens. Cosmetically, the VL1 is in cery good cosmetics and workibg conditions
Truly a pleasure to play for musicien Who love expressive, and sound design !
Huge banks of sounds , do ready to play as well."

Korg ARP 2600 M Limited Edition Semi-Modular Synthesizer Module Bundle

via this auction

Buchla Easel Command

via this auction

"Mint condition Buchla Easel Command. Opened up and checked it out but didn't used. Decided to go Skylab for now. Compete with everything it came with (including the sticker)"

Access Virus A Desktop Digital Synthesizer SN D19903790

via this auction

"Good condition, full working. Last OS 2,8. Original sounds + 'Pop rock Picone' loaded."

Oberheim Matrix 6 Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha CS-30 Analog Synthesizer SN 3663

via this auction

"The Yamaha CS30 is an analog keyboard synthesizer that was released in 1977. It is the top of the range in Yamaha's original line-up of monophonic synthesizers. A lot of modulations are available, to create beautiful & complex analog sounds.

* EXCELLENT condition for a 50 years old synth (See pix). Some minors scratches on the case.
* The equipment has been extensively tested in our studio. It is guaranteed fully functional.
* Presentation & video demo of the unit on request."

Roland RS-505 49-Key Paraphonic Synthesizer SN 770706

via this auction

"Fully serviced and in excellent working condition"

1985 Ensoniq Mirage DMS-1 Rackmount Digital Multi Sampler

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Up for sale is a restored Ensoniq Mirage DMS-1. This unit has been fully recapped by me using 100% new Nichicon high grade capacitors sourced from Digikey.

I will include 10+ floppies including some samples, some blank disks, format utility and alternate operating systems. I didn’t swap the drive to a usb emulator but it is pretty easy and possible.

In the photo the cover is not screwed on, that is just for internal photos all screws are included."

Roland “The Synthesizer” Electronic Music 2nd Edition 4

via this auction

Roland JUNO-106 w/ MSQ-100 Digital Keyboard Recorder & BOSS MA-15A Monitor Speaker

via this auction

SUPERBOOTH 2022 Martin Krajčír aka Isobutane on the Polyend Play

video upload by sonicstate

"An impressive demo of the Polyend play from Martin Krajčír aka Isobutane using the Play combined with Polyend Tracker."

Making a First Full Song on the Dirtywave M8

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I show the making of a synthwave song on the Dirtywave M8, with an emphasis on sound design and tips for making a full track.

00:00 Intro
01:13 Synth arpeggio
02:32 Bass
04:43 Kick and snare
05:05 Hi-hat and clap
05:38 Lead
07:19 Chords
08:27 Tips for building full songs
12:56 Outro

Get my $5 sample pack:
Get my $3.50 MicroFreak patch pack:"

Akai SG01k GM Sound Module Preset Sounds

video upload by SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Akai SG01k GM Sound Module Preset Sounds

90's vintage sound module Akai SG01k Preset Sounds
Record with Ableton Push
Delay : Ableton Live Echo"

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

Chase Bliss Habit: Good For Synth?

video upload by Matt Lowery

"This video was not supposed to be about the Chase Bliss Habit. It was supposed to be about CXM 1978. But as I started playing, Habit really took center stage.

Here is the thing: it's amazing on synths as a weird delay. Collect mode opens it up even farther."

With the Vermona Perfourmer MKII.

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

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