MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, May 29, 2022

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Lower West Side Studio Drone Day 22 Extended Mix

video upload by

"This is the Extended Mix to the Drone Day 2022 drone produced here at Lower West Side Studio. [short version w/ gear here]

The backbone of the drone is all done on our modular synthesizer. Additional portions were added with a Prophet '08, Yamaha Motif XF, Yamaha CS-5, ESI-2000, Nord Rack 2 and Waldorf Blofeld and Streichfett.

While these additions are not actual 'drones' they were inspired on the spot and added as I felt like playing them.

I hope this drone brings you peace.


Teensy 4.1 Polyphonic DYI Synthesizer Part 14: Filter experience

video upload by Rolf Degen

TMP-02 Vintage Synth TV Series from Benge

video upload by zack dagoba

Additional Vintage Synth TV episodes by Benge

"The Memetune Programme Episode 02

00:00 Opening Titles
00:35 Introduction
01:48 Switched On - Polysynths Part One
11:51 Synthesiser Club - EMS Polysynthi & AKS
13:59 Commercial Break
16:10 Patching Today - Buchla 200
29:18 Video Lab - Chromakey
34:53 Outro/Coming Up Next Time


Second episode in the new six part series of programmes from Benge made at his Memetune Electronic Music Studio

The series explores his passion for vintage synthesiser instruments and studio gear and how he uses it on his productions and collaborations


It is divided into the following sections:

SWITCHED ON - Featuring in-depth discussions about the history and development of the synthesiser over the years, including demonstrations and feature guides of many classic and iconic instruments

SYNTHESISER CLUB - A short musical demonstration of a synthesiser classic or two

PATCHING TODAY - A deep-dive into vintage modular systems and how to set up a patch on them, starting from scratch

VIDEO LAB - A look at old video equipment and how to create experimental visuals


In THIS episode:

SWITCHED ON POLYSYNTHS (PART ONE) - A brief history of Polysynths, with the Oberheim Four Voice

SYNTHESISER CLUB - EMS Polysynthi and Double AKS (AKA 'The Crystal Machine')

PATCHING TODAY - Buchla 200 Modular synthesiser (cloned)

VIDEO LAB - Video Switchers and Chromakeying


Video referenced in this episode:

The Dreamer by BENGE [posted here]

Benge's Studio Blog:
Memetune Studio Instagram:
Benge on Bandcamp:

Oblong album:

Fader album:

Stephen Mallinder Um Dada album:


The MemeTune Programme Credits:
Everything in this video was created by B D Edwards (Benge)
All music, design, writing, filming, editing and production completed at Memetune Studios, UK, 2022"

zack dagoba Vintage Synth TV

ALESIS ANDROMEDA A6 - Synth Review, Sounds & Demo | Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

video upload by synth4ever

"Alesis Andromeda A6 synth review, sounds and demo. The Alesis Andromeda is a powerful 16-voice and 16-part multi-timbral polyphonic analog synthesizer released in 2000. In this Alesis Andromeda A6 synth review, I go over Alesis Andromeda features , showcase sounds & patches, and conclude with my final thoughts.

00:00 - Intro
01:06 - Overview
18:38 - Sounds & Patches
34:34 - Pros
38:26 - Cons
41:16 - Final Thoughts
44:15 - Outro"

"Fade" - Upbeat Experimental Electronic Eurorack Modular Piece (feat. Jiayi Liu & Merritt Schwartz)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Shoutout to Jiayi and Merritt for helping me create this patch and perform it live.
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Sunday synth improvisation 2022-05-29

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

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How to use Gated Slew with a Sequencer - Gate signals explained + Sample Hold & Slew module tips

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"Slew allows you to slide/glide between notes in a sequence, like those famous TB-303 Acid House tracks and a whole range of other electronic music styles, but if it's not built into your synthesizer it might be confusing how to achieve it, particularly as there are so many sequencer options available, many of which function differently from each other. This video shows how 3 popular desktop step-sequencers can work with the Sample Hold & Slew module - the Doepfer Dark Time, Korg SQ-1, which are both akin to vintage analogue step sequencers, and the Arturia Beatstep, which functions more like a Roland SH-101. I used just one MiniMod VCO going into the Sonic XV Diode Ladder Filter, since the TB-303 also has a diode ladder VCF, and here I've used it in just 6dB mode for extra squelch! However, I'm also using the Sonic XV's built-in wave folder to significantly change the timbre of the incoming triangle wave. The Sample Hold & Slew can function as a separate gated slew module, with selection of up or down slew only, whilst the sample & hold part of it can be used independently, serving as 2 individual modules in 1. Or both functions can be combined, so that random voltages can slide from one to the next, even at very slow speeds, which is great for modulating gradually evolving drone sounds. The Colour and Restrict controls can be used to fine-tune a more desirable range of random frequencies from the noise source. An external clock can be used to sync the random voltages with other modules, sequencers or keyboard gates.

Additionally, audio can be passed through it to use as a noise source for the sample & hold or track & hold. At high clock speeds this feature can be used a very lo-fi bit-crusher, and slowing the rate down will gradually mangle the audio further, eventually reducing it to random beeps!

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for more 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides detailing a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, and each containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself.

Video by DreamsOfWires

More Videos:
Blade Runner & Vangelis CS-80 Patch [posted here] 'Destination Not Berlin' Performance: [below] Index:
00:00 Intro
00:27 How it works
02:42 Using Doepfer Dark Time
03:35 Using the Korg SQ-1
04:15 Using the Arturia Keystep
08:15 Using CV to control Slew
10:26 Example usage with Sample & Hold"

Performance: Destination Not Berlin - All-analogue Melodic Set using AJH Synth Eurorack Modular rig.

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This live melodic modular set by 'tomorrow the cure' was originally intended for Superbooth 22 in Berlin, but had to be cancelled due to hearing problems. Since the set was ready to go I thought I'd record it to share with you as another example of what a Mini Mod system can do, and what it can sound like. If this appeals to people there'll be more performance videos in the future, showing AJH Synth modules being used as they're intended - to make music. Hopefully these videos will be an inspiration to people, and compliment the 'User guides' and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will continue to serve as more practical, or instructional videos.

I've dedicated this performance to Klaus Schulze, who passed away recently. His approach to making music and the sounds he created were a great influence of mine personally. Since then Vangelis has also passed. Fortunately we will always have the gift of their music, both to listen to, and be inspired by.

Performance breakdown:
The synth rig used is based around two voices from just 3 VCO's, 1 of which is paired with a Ring SM, which serves as a waveform mixer, and provides a -1 sub-octave. This then feeds the Gemini 2412 filter, whilst the VCO's triangle goes to the Sonic XV for processing by it's wave folder. All of this is mixed in the Muting Mixer & VCA on the top row. This is responsible for the melodic notes and sequence of the first 8 minutes, the drone in the following section, and then the final sequence.

The other 2 VCO's are going to the Ladder Filter, or the Wave Swarm, which is then passed to both the Ladder Filter and the Fixed Filter Bank 914. These are mixed in the middle row's VCA, and the intervals between the pitch of the 2 VCA's in controlled by the Precision Voltages module. This provides the drone in the first 8 minutes, the played notes/chords thereafter, and the choir-like drone during the final section.

Through the sequencer I switch the keyboard control from one voice to the other. I edited out the re-patching between parts to shorten the video - I took my time over the process as my hearing was still not 100%.

Tracks in this performance:
00:00 Intro
00:31 Part 1 - Opening piece
02:15 Part 2 - 'Monotherapy' from 'Grey Days & Old Ways', 2019
07:47 Part 3 - 'Miserere' from 'Two Voices', 2022
17:33 Part 4 - Untitled...
Parts 2 & 3 are available at

'Two Voices' was recorded entirely using the AJH Synth Mini Mod system - the same modules used in this performance. As was 'One System', and the majority of both 'Grey Days...' and 'Lost Soundtracks'."

Novation Nova KS Series / K Station - pretty good Drum Generator? #2 Drum & Performance Mode

video upload by Kosmokatze

"The Novation KS Series offers two complete Drum Kits, wich can be combined and tweaked completely with all Parameters.

00:00 Intro & Overview
00:31 Demo 808 Style Kit
01:33 Demo Electro Kit "

Starts out with Michael Jackson's Beat It. Apt choice.

Elektron Model:Cycles Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Electro
0:47 Minimal Dub
2:20 Dub Techno
3:37 Electronica

Roland JX-08 Sounds & Review

Roland JX-08 - Sounds Only video upload by Bloom Music

"The sounds only companion video to Donald Jordan's first impressions of the Roland JX-08.

If you'd like to hear my thoughts about this synth, watch here:"

Roland JX-08 First Impressions

Synth Jam :: Pro 3 & Hydrasynth as Ableton External Instruments

video upload by experimentalsynth

"I used two instances of Ableton's "External Instrument" module to bring the Sequential Pro 3 and ASM Hydrasynth audio into Ableton for processing. Effects used included Arturia's Efx Fragments and Rev INTENSITY, Valhalla's SuperMassive, and some miscellaneous Ableton and Max4Live effects.

The Pro 3 is using its own sequencer synced to Ableton's clock. The Hydrasynth is sequenced by Max4Live Mono Sequencer.

The Korg NanoKey (to the left of the Hydrasynth) and the Arturia MicroBrute are playing instances of Arturia's Pigments, and the knobs on the NanoKey are controlling the effects on the Pro 3 and Hydrasynth. This is a short excerpt of a 20 min piece coming soon." [below]

[extended version] Synth Jam :: Pro 3 & Hydrasynth as Ableton External Instruments

video upload by experimentalsynth

"Here's a longer take on this jam. I used two instances of Ableton's "External Instrument" module to bring the Sequential Pro 3 and ASM Hydrasynth audio into Ableton for processing. Effects used included Arturia's Efx Fragments and Rev INTENSITY, Valhalla's SuperMassive, and some miscellaneous Ableton and Max4Live effects.

The Pro 3 is using its own sequencer synced to Ableton's clock. The Hydrasynth is sequenced by Max4Live Mono Sequencer.

The Korg NanoKey (to the left of the Hydrasynth) and the Arturia MicroBrute are playing instances of Arturia's Pigments, and the knobs on the NanoKey are controlling the effects on the Pro 3 and Hydrasynth. This is a short excerpt of a 20 min piece coming soon."

Doepfer MS-404 w/ Black Knobs

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Leploop V2 Rare Italian Handmade Analog Synth / GrooveBox w/ extra wooden case

via this auction

"This is such a gnarly beast. Legendary Leploop Cassa kick drum, 2 VCOs with nasty ring mod and an aggressive VCF for all your acid and experimental filtering needs, PLUS generous CV connectivity. Comes with original power supply and extra wooden case.

I've loved this thing ever since I bought it on the say-so of Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey, who said (about the v1, less connected version of the synth): 'I’ve used a lot of synths over the years but this one is something different… it’s a strange instrument. It’s small, much smaller than it appears in photos: it is part synth, part drum machine, part multi-track sequencer. I’m still figuring it all out but initial impressions are that it’s very unpredictable and slightly unstable… but in a good way. The LepLoop will definitely become part of my CCCL experimental arsenal and will most likely get seconded into the upcoming Throbbing Gristle experimental sets in October/November 2010.'"

Elektron Digitone w/ Soft Case

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

The Digitone is an FM synthesizer in an convenient desktop form factor. The voice architecture is much more accessible than most hardware FM synths, bringing rich metallic and crisp digital synth sounds to anyone's music. It also adds features like filtering from subtractive synthesis and a capable sequencer section making this a great standalone instrument.

This unit is super clean and functions flawlessly. Includes soft carrying case by Analog Cases, original box, power supply, USB cable, quickstart guide and power supply."

Moog Subharmonicon w/ Analog Cases Soft Case, Patch Sheets, Instrument Index, Manual & Sticker

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Excellent working and cosmetic condition, includes a soft carrying case by Analog Cases, original box, power supply, patch cables and paperwork like new."

Moog DFAM Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Includes original power supply, user manual, template overlays and patch cables."

Bugbrand DRM2 2018 w/ Operation Manual & Stickers

via this auction

"Insane device - gets you all the way from crazy Roland kicks to acid sequence squelch and beyond.

Comes with PSU (multi region), instructions and manufacturer’s stickers."

Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer w/ Original Box & 1987 Receipt SN 787704

via this auction

"Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer
Purchased in June 1987
Comes with 1987 receipt, original box, packaging foam, manuals and power cable

Condition is 10/10
This D-50 is as close to buying one new as it gets
It sounds brilliant and everything is fully functional"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 Vintage w/MIDI

via this auction

"This instrument looks absolutely stunning in person. The kind of beauty only seen in the days when keyboards actually were beautiful instruments like guitars. All parts intact, knobs, buttons, lights, wheel, all functions working. Keyboard is level with fresh bushings. Plays and feels like new. Unit serviced by Outliner Audio in Chicago, and required no repair and was not even recommended for recapping.

This instrument is beautiful, historical, and begs to be played!"

Roland System 100 Model 101

via this auction

Korg MS-20 Monophonic Analog Synth SN 140419

via this auction

"A beautiful MK-1 original MS-20 fully PRO serviced with warranty."


via this auction

You can find demos of the SNAZZT FX pedal line in previous posts here.

Roland Juno-DS 61B Black Limited Edition

via this auction

Kawai K5000S w/ Enhanced Memory

via this auction

Korg OpSix // Glitch Ambient [no external FX]

video upload by Dexba

"I have always been curious about the new line from Korg, including the OpSix, Wavestate, and Modwave, but I've never had the chance to try one in person.
A friend of mine came to the rescue, and he lent me his OpSix (while he got the chance to keep my Digitone, a sort of FM Exchange Program, if you will).
At first, I wasn't impressed by the raw sound quality.
Many of the FX are so so, the basic filters are plain out garbage, and the general accessibility is still not my favorite, especially coming from a PRO3 or the aforementioned Digitone.
BUT, I decided, as my usual, to just completely MISUSE the instrument, so I tried to create a 'modular' patch, to let the Poly-6 filter shine, move stuff with LFO, granularize with the more than welcome FX, and in the end have fun. I can't say I am ready to change my (mostly negative) opinion on the instrument, but it sure has some sweet spots here and there, and I'd like to share them with you.
Hope you'll enjoy ✨"

1 Minute Modular with Erica Synths Pico System II ("the world’s smallest modular synthesizer").

video upload by Ascetic Wires

"1 Minute Modular Synth track with Erica Synths Pico System II Modular / Eurorack Synthesizer ('the world’s smallest modular synthesizer'). More patches using only Pico System II will be released in the near future. Enjoy 😊"

Eyesy Video Synth + Buchla Easel Command: A Test Run

video upload by Matt Lowery

"I’m working on a reactive visual setup with the Eyesy Video Synthesizer, and this was a test run. It’s not perfect, and there are some things I’ve already tweaked. BUT, it is kind of fun, so I thought I’d share.

It’s a fairly simple setup. I’ve laid a sheet of semi-opaque acrylic on top of an old TV, and am running Eyesy into its HDMI port. I think I’ll try a projector next.

Sound source is the Buchla Easel Command 208c, being sequenced by a Torso T-1. In the DAW, some granular stuff is added via Pitchloop89, and I also round-tripped the audio through a Joranalogue Enhance 2.

Hope you enjoy this weird little field trip."

EURORACK MODULAR | Mutable Instruments,, Noise Reap, ST Modular, ADDAC System, Antumbra

video upload by DANIELE

"Just some sounds and noises using a few modules. Use headphones."

Cocoquantus first patch

video upload by studio snippets

Drone Day 2022

video upload by Sealion

"Minimalist live drone day improvised performance using 1 original Oberheim SEM with its two oscillators and filter. No edits. Minimalism. Plus snakes."

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

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