MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 27, 2022

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Friday, May 27, 2022

The Playbox Machine (1-5)

video upload by Red Means Recording Ambient

"Performance 1 in a series focusing on Morphagene, samples from Native Instruments Playbox, and the Elektron Analog Rytm. Performance 5 will be accompanied by a video on the main channel that walks through the process of creating a performance like this."

2017 Moog Minimoog Model D Reissue SN 2608

via this auction

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"2017 Moog Minimoog Model D Reissue, gently used condition and sounds massive as expected. Includes original paperwork and power supply."

John Bowen Solaris Limited Edition Synthesizer

via this auction

"John Bowen Designs Solaris Limited Edition synthesizer keyboard in excellent condition with power supply. Incredible sounding synthesizer with numerous synthesis and modulation capabilities. This is not the OLED screen version."

The Sounds of the EML Synkey, the punch card synth from 1976

video upload by 24framemedia

"All sounds from the EML Synkey except the background sequences towards the end which were made with the MFB Dominion 1

The EML Synkey was originally created in 1976 with a punch card reader to save presets, supposedly around 47 were made before they changed it and discontinued the punch card reader. It shares the same Oscillator and Ring Mod as the legendary EML 101. One of the beefiest oscillators I've ever heard and the ring mod is out of this world. the synth uses a divide down circuit to create semitones across the entire octave so one can make chords with a single key press since the synth is monophonic. There's a variable state filter sweepable between low pass, band pass and high pass."

via this auction

Roland System 100m Vintage Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

" Late 70's Roland System 100M Vintage Modular Synthesizer in US voltage, also included, all needed new cables(various lengths) manual, and, patch guide (printed from the internet) 181 keyboard, and new aftermarket 185 sequencer. This is not the Eurorack standard. This system predates that and the modules are larger. The 191-J racks and keyboard show some signs of typical wear and the keyboard's bender knob looks like its been repaired at some point."

181 810534
150 810903
140 800882
130 820674
121 820680

Roland System 100 Model 101/102 w/ Mods

via this auction

"Very clean example of this set, just fully serviced, calibrated and cleaned with the following mods,

CV level shift mod installed to model-101

Model-101 keyboard generates F based KCV signal and this mod changed it to C based so that this model-101 can drive other standard analogue synths that has C based CV protocol.

GATE level shift mod installed to model-101 and 102 Model 101 and 102 requires more than +10[V] GATE signal to start EGs but this mod allows these to accept lower voltage signal, like +5[V] that modern analogue synths feed as GATE signals

Not super eager to part with these but would trade them for an Oberheim two voice pro."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Fairlight CMI Digital Synthesizer / Sampler

via this auction

"An original Fairlight CMI in non-functioning/needs repair condition. This CMI was part of producer's Mike Chapman home recording studio, as you may have guessed by the road case stencil. As awesome as this synthesizer is, unfortunately it has not been used or powered on in years - it will require work to get it going again. We have not tried to power it on since doing so can cause damage to the internals - power must be fed to this system slowly and cautiously. This CMI shows cosmetic wear and aging, mostly on the monitor, and chips on the finish can be seen throughout the set. This set includes the cables to connect the whole system together and a road cases for each part of the system."

Siel Sequential Circuits Piano Forte

via this auction

"powers on and all voice functions and buttons working
tune knob working
all key work and play well except the highest one, it kind of makes a plunking sound - otherwise in decent shape"

Roland Keyboards Instruments Original 1976 Brochure Synthesizer SH-2000 SH-3A

via this auction

Yamaha SY85 Super Synth Sound Performance Voice Disk + Original Artwork and List

via this auction

05 27 22 Serge Modular System - Delay and feedback abuse

video upload by batchas

"Here is today's impro session. Sometimes the WAD is overdriven but I didn’t cut the video, so you can discover how it sounds as I did while playing.
I think it becomes more interesting at 9:00. Also at 16:00 when I increase the random voltages and later at 23:00.
I like as well the last part with ResEQ feedback from 25:25 till the end. No external effect, no EQ or whatever. Direct out recorded.

Et non ! Je n'ai pas changé de t-shirt pour mes millions de followers."

Sequential Synth Tips With Sheenah Ko: Prophet-6 Sequencer

video upload by Sequential

"Welcome back to “Sequential Synth Tips,” where some of our favorite artists share their tips, tricks, and techniques on Sequential synths. In this episode, Sheenah Ko demonstrates how to use the sequencer on the Prophet-6 keyboard.

Sheenah is a professional keyboardist and artist, writing vibey synth pop music under Sheenah Ko, and often seen on stages around the world with bands like psych rockers The Besnard Lakes, electronic dance group, Le Couleur, and so many more!

Sheenah is releasing her sophomore album, FUTURE IS NOW, on June 3rd, with 2 new singles available now, all craftfully made with Sequential gear!

Follow Sheenah Ko:

For more information on Sequential instruments:"

The Cave Sessions (Jams with Sheenah)

video uploads by Sheenah Ko

Playlist at the time of this post:

1. Cave Sessions with Sheenah Ko (Improvised jam with Roland Juno 60, Prophet 6 and Toraiz SP16)

"Here's the 2nd video of my new series, the Cave Sessions, where I invite you deep into my woman cave to watch my solo jam sessions, featuring special guest, Ginger! Jamming and improvising is my way of discovering and learning more about my gear, my voice, and creating new ideas without any rules. I also compose a lot of my songs this way. This time I am improvising on the Roland Juno 60, Sequential Prophet-60 (Master) and Toraiz-SP16 (Slave)!

2. Cave Sessions with Sheenah Ko (welcome to my creative process)

"Welcome to my cave....where laundry and synthesizers have their place. I invite you to watch my song-writing process. The way I write songs is through meditative and improvised jam sessions; I press record and let myself go, and because each instrument is being recorded separately, I can go back to my jam and sculpt/chip away and create a new song. MY GEAR: Sequential Prophet-6 (Master), Nord Stage 2, Sequential/Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16 (slave), Roland Juno-60"

About Sheenah Ko:
"I'm a professional keyboardist and solo artist based out of Montreal, Canada, and a Sequential Keyboards artist. I am often composing music under my name (Sheenah Ko) or touring the world rocking international stages with so many rad bands like The Besnard Lakes, Antoine Corriveau, Le Couleur... (the roster is looooong). I love geeking out on synthesizers, writing trippy music, travelling, spending as much time as possible in nature, hanging with Ginger cat and spreading good vibes. I have a brand new album coming out on June 3, 2022 called FUTURE IS NOW, stay tuned!!!

Official website:"

Black & Gold Roland Jupiter-X 50th Anniversary Model

Click the pic to zoom in.

Via JUPITER: King of the Polysynths on Roland's website, Roland JA here.

"To celebrate the company’s half-centennial milestone, Roland produced a highly limited quantity of the JUPITER-X 50th Anniversary Model, a unique exhibition instrument with black keys and gold accents. Although not a commercial product, Roland will showcase the 50th Anniversary Model at synthesizer events worldwide, beginning in Osaka, Japan—the birthplace of Roland—in late May of 2022. No matter what form these synthesizers take, the JUPITER name continues to represent the pinnacle of Roland innovation and excellence."

Also see The Roland Jupiter-X & XM Story and Why Roland Has No Plans for a New JUPITER-8

Wavocalypse (Waldorf M ; Apocalypse + Julianna ; H9 ; Strymon Timeline ; Bigsky // MFB Tanzbar)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"I came up with this simple arpeggio in my previous video (which went rather in an 'indus' direction 😅) and wanted to build another musical arrangement aroung it (with a different bass-line).
So here is the result, where I only used the Waldorf - M (analog/digial hybrid wavetable synth) for all synth parts, in multi-mode with each of the 4 parts going to individual outputs, through different effects chains as seen in the video. The M was sequenced by my DAW.
As for the drums, I used the MFB Tanzbar analog 'drumcomputer', which was synced to my DAW (I used the internal sequencer of the Tanzbar to program the 3 patterns used here).

* Hardware used *
- Waldorf - M with the following effects for the:
- BASS: Death by Audio - Apocalypse (Fuzz) + Walrus Audio Julianna (Chorus/Vibrato)
- PLUCK: Strymon Timeline (dBucket delay)
- LEAD: Strymon Bigsky (Shimmer Reverb)
- CHIMES: Eventide - H9 (Dualverb)
- DRUMS : MFB - Tanzbär"


video upload by

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Behringer LM Drum w/ Elektron Digitakt Display?

Check out these close-ups of the screen grabbed from the images of this previous post.

Below is the SRC page for an untitled preset on my Digitakt for comparison.

"That's You!" - Dave Lakes & The World Of Tomorrow

video upload by modularman

"This time out it's a jaunty Synth-Pop tune from the masters of madness, Dave Lakes & The World of Tomorrow! Do it today before a new virus gets us all!"

You can find equally entertaining modularman posts here.

Happy Nerding Introduces the FX AID PRO Eurorack Module w/ OLED Screen

video upload by Happy Nerding

"Introducing FX AID Pro:
- OLED screen shows current effect’s number, name and its three parameters
- 200 onboard effects which can be arranged in any order via online editor
- instant switching of the effects or seek then activate option
- stereo input level control
- SRR input can also be routed to parameters 1-3 or effect selection
- advanced internal lfo which can be routed to the Sample Rate, parameters 1-3 or effect selection
- manual control of the Sample Rate with one click for default position
- 10 user storable presets with handy indicator lines for each stored parameter
- screensaver with 1, 10, 30, 60 minutes options
- easy update by playing wav file, level indicator for proper volumes matching
14 HP size
Available in one month for 330 USD or 300 Euro+VAT"

Chris Meyer's Alias Zone: The Barefoot Trail (live at Mountain Skies 2022)

video upload by Chris Meyer: Learning Modular + Alias Zone

"Live performance video of Chris Meyer performing a new piece - The Barefoot Path - on modular synth and Ableton Live at the Mountain Skies 2022 Electronic Music Festival in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

This piece is based on the Zuni pilgrimage every four years along The Barefoot Trail to Zuni Heaven, and starting with the story of how their ancestors emerged from the underworld.

The video portion was produced by RadHaus Studio, who handled recording and video duties at the venue, White Horse Black Mountain. Many thanks to the crew there!"

5 things: sequence and pattern patches with the Mimetic Digitalis Eurorack module

video upload by Noise Engineering

"In this video, we'll show you 5 things you can try patching with the Mimetic Digitalis CV sequencer.

0:05 Complex clocking patterns
1:00 Multiple notes per step
2:00 Random gate generator
2:49 Silent steps in a sequence
3:58 Control modulation

More on the Mimetic Digitalis:

Mimetic Digitalis is a 10HP step sequencer optimized for live use. It includes four individually editable CV outputs and a trigger out. Each step can be manually programmed, or you can record CV using the encoder. The zero button deletes the CV and shred randomizes the voltage on selected channels. Edit a pattern and use undo to return to the unedited version. Save and load up to 16 patterns, with 8 on-the-fly slots for easy access during a set. Mimetic Digitalis is a modular synth performer's dream."

Waldorf Iridium & Quantum - Sequences Soundset by SMV Producer

video upload by SMV Producer

"This sound bank is available for purchase at: Gumroad:

A sound bank of 32 sounds + 2 bonus, composed mainly by sequences. Anyway, since many sounds are in split mode, you will get more than 34 sounds. In this sound bank the particle engine was not used, so no samples were used. The sounds in the video were directly recorded through my Motu 828X. No external processing was used. A good set of speakers or a good pair of headphones are HIGHLY suggested. Thanks

Bandcamp :

Erik Satie's Gnossienne 1 on PerFourMer & Space Echo

video upload by Richard DeHove

"This piece begun just as a test for the new RE-202 Space Echo but I liked the gritty feel so thought it might be interesting to share. The setup on the Vermona PerFourMer is the top two oscillators are on Channel 1 and playing the high part, each oscillator in panned hard left and right and play alternate notes. The bottom two are on Channel 2 playing bass and centered, also alternating. The MIDI file sometimes has more polyphony than the four oscillators can provide but I just let the machine figure that out :D Stereo output is going into the Space Echo. The Space Echo is playing with it's saturation at about 40%, wow and flutter at about 25% with the reverb type changed to Plate at about 70%. Tempo is 74bpm. There's absolutely no other effects other than the PerFourMer and the Space Echo - no compression or EQ - only what you see.

The original MIDI file comes from here: and is used with sincere thanks. The site has almost 20,000 MIDI files and is well worth subscribing.

My site:

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"

Asteroid Killer - Jotunheimen (Extended Mix)

video upload by Asteroid Killer

"Jotunheimen was originally released in December 2016. This extended version where made in 2022 by popular demand.

Available for download on Bandcamp

Available for streaming on Spotify

Equipment used: Roland JX8P, DSI Prophet 08, Ensoniq ESQ1, Moog Sub37, Moog Minitaur, Oberheim SEM, Yamaha DX reface, Roland TR707, Elektron Machinedrum, Boss CE-1, Electro Harmonix Small Stone, Strymon El Capistan, Make Noise Erbe-Verb, Amek CIB, Empirical Labs Fatso, Studer 962, Ableton Live, Push 2"

Odyssee | A tribute to Vangelis | 0-Coast - Strega - ZOIA

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"I grew up with Kraftwerk, Tomita, Moroder, Brian Eno and Vangelis. From a musical perspective, Vangelis always appealed to me the most. He triggered the imagination. I remember hearing 'Spiral' somewhere around 1977 but he really got my attention at the opening theme of his 'China' album: The illusion of arriving at this huge temple by some Orient Express train. When listening to it today it still sounds fresh and modern. Vangelis is a timeless inspiration for the synth enthousiast. I bet many of us fell in love with synthesis because of him. I know he made records to justify having access to all that amazing gear. To do what he loved most. His story is a valuable lesson. I linked his last interview in the link above the video."

Explaining Error Instruments' Tropical Noise . Why it goes deeper than eurorack? 

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

Siel DK80 analog 2 DCO Synthesizer Test

video upload by Sample Guru

Modal Mysteries: Increasing Ambition

video upload by Modal Electronics

"Our First Modal Mystery Melody is based on a popular indie game that featured a soundtrack exclusively from UK-based indie label Ghostly Digital. One of Michna's entries features a dreamy string pad with a long release tail and a touch of white noise, giving it a relaxed and airy mood. This episode features the build of that lead on COBALT8."

Ableton Live style sequencing with GROUND CONTROL: live, save, preparing your live performance

video upload by

"In the following video we explain how to prepare and afterwards switch the patterns on the GROUND CONTROL using live pattern mode which is similar to grid-style session-view sequencing in Ableton Live.
Having patterns preparing in a proper manner will ensure your flawless performance and as a result - success on stage."

Moog DFAM Drummer From Another Mother Analog Percussion Synthesizer

via this auction

This is a supporting member listing.

New Simmons Digital Clap Trap w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Here is a vintage Simmons Digital Clap Trap. It’s new, unused, in its original box with the manual.

These are amazing little clap generator synths with a ton of adjustments."

Advert scan below.

Roland Promars w/ CSQ-100

via this auction

Siel Cruise

via this auction

"The instrument is fully functional, has not been repaired or regenerated, all parts are factory-made, I suppose it has never been opened. A few paint rubs around the Masters section. All switches, effects react properly, the keyboard works flawlessly, in the past only one owner, the instrument was used stationary, it was not brought to the concert tours."

E-mu Emax II Sampler/Synth SN 09000267B

via this auction

Two Analog King Synths - Jupiter-8 and Memorymoog

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Analog synthesizers are sometimes a lot of fun to mess around with. The Roland Jupiter-8 and Memorymoog are two of those that work nicely together. I was going for sort of desert landscape in terms of sound and I think this came out alright.
Everything is played live and it's all ad-libbed. No thought behind much of this. Except for the two overdubs it's all recorded live in one take, both the sound as well as the video.

Support this channel on Patreon:

Effects used: Yamaha REV7 'Symphonic' chorus on the Memorymoog as well as a modulated reverb from the Specular Tempus from GFI.
The Jup-8 arpeggiator that runs uninterrupted through the whole track has no effects on it."

Bad Gear - Korg Monotribe - Where’s Version 2???

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 Korg Monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station. Is the successor to this analog groovebox, bigger sibling of the Monotrons and acid version of a classic Electribe long overdue? Where's Version 2???

00:00 Intro tune
01:11 Overview Korg Monotribe
01:49 Oscillator & Filter
02:22 Envelope
02:43 LFO
03:18 Ribbon Controller
03:45 Sequencer
04:52 Drum Section
05:11 What else???
05:41 Hate
06:10 Jam 1
07:05 Jam 2
07:53 Finale
08:21 Verdict
09:31 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

05- The Korg ARP 2600M- The ARP filter!

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the second filter type found on the Korg ARP 2600M. This is patterned after the filter that is most typically found on the 'orange and black' ARP 2600."

AutomaticGainsay Korg ARP 2600M posts

05 27 22 Serge WAD with MN3207 chips

video upload by batchas

"I am sharing here the all session, without cutting it, so you can discover like I did some sounds produced by the modified WAD.

I send a sinewave from my 258j into the input and the WAD is modulated by DUSG (random voltage from Paperface modulating DUSG and also snt to CV IN on 258j).

The WAD saturates very quickly, this is a bit frustrating and I'm still not 100% satisfied, knowing how much time I spent on trying to get the best out of calibration, but there are also some nice sounds here and there popping out. I'll spend more time anyway on it, that's for sure and I'll record on video like I always do.

The mod:
I had great difficulties calibrating the small board with MN3207, cause there’s no support available after I bought this replacement board. No video of calibration process as it was announced bythe maker/seller either.
The RETICONs on my WAD were working, but I thought I should try this replacement which as I understood it was advertised as being better. A small board to plug into the RETICONS headers.
It sounded indeed better in the demos I heard.
I did regret a bit once I read the instructions that came with the board that several resistors had also to be changed or removed on the original WAD board. I knew then I would not be able to simply swap the board and put back the RETICONs if I wanted, but would have to replace again the resistors.
It appeared then, while trying to decipher the instructions and the schematics, that the references between the instructions/schematics and my STS WAD were not matching. This also was first a source of confusion and frustration. Not only the references, but also the values given were not achieving what the instructions were saying they should. So I had to adapt values. Then after finishing the mod I was quite stressed by the huge hiss at the output, even when the module had nothing plugged in.
I did put it aside for months, not ready to troubleshoot.
Yesterday I decided to go back to the trimmers and set them again as well as possible, having them just in right position not to saturate, including the important A trimmer on the WAD board. Like with the RETICONs, the trimming is very sensitive. On the WAD board you either get no signal, a crappy one, or a decent one. I had already experience with trimming 2 x WADs. So logically I choose to set the trimmers on the position where the sound is decent.
I'm still not sure all the resistors are 100% ok, but I’ll leave it like this for now, I spent enough time on this module. I need now to take good care of the pot settings on the WAD. The settings for input signal, filter and feedback, to have a signal that is not too much destroyed and too noisy.
Also it's important not to have the VCA fully opened on the XFader to avoid the huge noise/hiss.
The B output still saturates too much, even at low volume, but I'm gonna let it go for now.

In this video we hear the direct output of the WAD. No EQ or whatever else.

BTW, I'm just sharing my own personal experience with this replacement board. I guess some advanced users will have better understanding of the modification requirements, maybe even CGS boards which match better than the STS ones when it comes to resistor references and values and will feel ok that there's no support offered after all. It was not my case, but I'm impatient now to focus on making music and have fun with some weird delays, rather then spend hours on technical details or with a soldering iron in my hands."

PWM Malevolent - SUREN'S SOUNDS - Tangerine, Extreme, & Plink

video uploads by PWMusic

#strangerthings Theme Music #shortsmusic

video upload by


Stranger Things Theme

video upload by Luke Million

"A throwback to my cover of the theme from Stranger Things to celebrate the release of Series 4 today. 🎉🎉🎉

The soundtrack also dropped today and you can check it out here -

Gear used:

Roland TR-808
Roland Juno 6
Moog Minimoog
Roland Jupiter 6
Oberheim OB8
Roland SH2"

Fatal Error | IDM track featuring Spectralis 2, Virus TI, Machinedrum Juno 6

video upload by MIDERA

"I had been making all sorts of cool music on my newly acquired Squarp Pyramid... but then it gave me 'Fatal Error' and I lost the entire track I had been writing. Sounded lovely, I think. Well, now it's gone and I'm nervous I bought a (used) machine that is faulty. :/ Sigh..........."

Roland AIRA Compact T-8 + J-6 : First Jam

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

Meet The 3rd Wave - Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer

video upload by Groove Synthesis

"Special thanks to J3PO for the demo ( The 3rd Wave is a powerhouse wavetable synth with analog filters, 24-voice polyphony, and 4-part multi-timbral performance capability that’s like having four independent 6-voice synthesizers at your fingertips.

Each of its 3 oscillators per voice can be a classic PPG-era wavetable, a modern high-resolution wavetable, or an analog wave shape. Create up to 32 custom wavetables of your own with the 3rd Wave’s Wave Maker tool, which features sample-to-wavetable capability. Connect an audio source to the built-in audio input and generate a wavetable at the touch of a button.

Linear FM, a 6-stage wave envelope per oscillator, 4 envelopes and 4 LFOs with delay, dual effects per part, a pattern/song based sequencer per part, and an easy to use 16-slot mod matrix all make it a sound designer’s dream.

The 3rd Wave — wavetable synthesis that will keep you inspired.

From Groove Synthesis"

And new close-ups of the front panel in via an anonymous reader. See the Groove Synthesis label for more.


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