MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Groove Synthesis Officially Introduces the 3rd Wave, 24-Voice Wavetable Synth at $3795 USD

via Groove Synthesis

Orinda, CA, June 2, 2022 — Groove Synthesis, an electronic musical instrument startup founded by music industry veterans from Avid/Digidesign and Sequential, has introduced its first synthesizer — the 3rd Wave. The company will be debuting the synthesizer June 3-5 at the NAMM expo in Anaheim, California (Booth #9901).

The 3rd Wave is a 24-voice, 4-part multi-timbral wavetable synth with 3 oscillators per voice, analog low-pass filters, a state-variable filter, 6-stage wave envelopes per oscillator, and an industry-first Wavemaker™ tool that allows users to create custom wavetables in a single step through its proprietary sample-to-wave technology. Each of its three oscillators can generate a classic PPG-era wavetable, a modern high-resolution wavetable, or an analog modeled waveform.

While the 3rd Wave has roots in the classic digital wavetable synths of the past, it takes the concept into the 21st century with a lush, expansive sound that’s a product of its expanded wavetables and analog filters. It boasts a Dave Rossum-designed 2140 analog low-pass filter with variable saturation and resonance compensation, and a second, SEM-style state-variable filter (low-pass, high-pass, notch, and band-pass) for additional tone-sculpting. Both can be used in series for harmonically complex textures.

In addition to its factory wavetables (32 classic PPG-lineage waves plus 48 high-resolution custom waves), users can create custom wavetables of their own using the built-in Wavemaker tool and fill any of the 64 available high-resolution slots. The Wavemaker tool’s sample-to-wavetable capability allows users to connect an audio source to the synthesizer’s rear-panel audio input and generate a 64-wave wavetable at the touch of a button. Alternatively, users can import a 96kHZ wav file into the synth using USB.

With 24-voices, the 3rd Wave can handle note-intensive performances as well as layer up to 4 parts or create 4 independent split zones — each with a completely different sound, sequence, and dual effect. Each part has independent panning, volume, effects, and a dedicated stereo physical output. Each of its 3 wavetable oscillators per part/voice has its own 6-stage, loopable wave envelope, which can create evolving soundscapes of extreme complexity.

Its pattern-based sequencer can sequence notes, songs, and parameters. Because the synth is multi-timbral, each of its 4 parts/layers has its own sequencer track. Sequences can be up to 24 patterns of up to 32 measures in length. Users can perform in real-time on the keyboard while a sequence or song plays. Users can also perform looped overdubbing of notes or parameter changes to build complex patterns interactively.

The rest of the 3rd Wave’s sound-shaping tools include two digital effects per part, four ADSR envelopes (filter, amp, and two auxiliary) per part, four LFOs per part, and a 28-slot mod matrix per part. The synth is housed in a robust, all-metal chassis with a premium 5-octave, semi-weighted Fatar keyboard.

The 3rd Wave is slated for release in August of 2022. Introductory purchase price is $3795 USD.

For pre-orders and sales inquiries, contact
See the Groove Synthesis label below for additional posts including demos and pics.

EHX - Talking Pedal - Desktop Model with NuEVI and MicroBrute

video upload by Mark Steiner

That's one way to do it.

Update: unfortunately this one was switched to private. It's too bad, it was pretty funny. Hopefully he'll switch it back.

Update2: It's back! :)

Richard and Perry NAMM 2022 Live

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard and Perry onhand at NAMM 2022 to explain synthesizers."

Arturia CS-80 V4 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Dave Smith Was an Ironman Triathlete

In case you missed it in this post, Roger Linn noted Dave Smith was "an avid athelete, cyclist and triathlete. He actually participated in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in his younger years..."

@birdkids reminded me of an article on the development of the Prophet VS archived on the WaybackMachine. In it, Chris Meyer mentions Dave was in Hawaii prepping for the tournament during that time. I thought it was interesting and worth sharing. I captured it below.

"Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 07:55:41 -0800
From: Xrystal
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Birth of the Prophet VS

I thought the following might be of interest to you. Xrystal

The Birth of the Prophet VS

By Chris Meyer, ex-employee of Sequential Circuits

reprinted from the VS WaveWrangler User Guide by permission of Interval Music Systems,
©1991 Interval Music Systems.

It all started somewhere in 1985. We were still working on the Prophet 2000 sampler,
and as resident historian (in other words, I had the most magazines and manuals) another
engineer was asking me to explain how various instruments performed crossfades. I had
finished discussing the Fairlight, and had moved on the PPG - explaining its wavetables,
and the ability for it to scan a group of waves first in one direction and then back again,
While I was scrawling this back and forth motion in my notebook, suddenly a little twinge
went off in the back of my head, and myhand drew the next line arcing down the page.. and the
concept of crossfading beween waves in two dimension, not just one, was born.

Virus Ti Secret Hints & Tricks - Free Masterclass

video upload by LFOstore

"Donation -

All our soundbanks for Virus Ti you may find here -

This masterclass is created by Otto K. Schwarz, an official Access music sound designer, based on 15 years of experience with his favorite synthesizer, Virus Ti. In this video, we have revealed the deepest sound design secrets, kept for centuries from generation to generation and passed on to the Germans only, during special initiation. Now this priceless knowledge is yours :) Enjoy!

00:00 LFO
00:12 Intro
01:40 Beginning
01:49 Granular & Formant Synthesis
05:07 Split Filter
07:17 Noise Modulation
09:09 Velocity & ADSR
10:39 FXes Section
12:58 Arp to Matrix (Pitch)
16:08 OSC3 + SubOSC
17:05 LFO Waveforms
18:33 Step-by-step example
20:55 Outro

Background music by Sacral Reason "Zone" (Syngeneia rec., 2020)."

SH101 & TR808 having fun.

video upload by dyLAB0303

"Probably the longest sequence I’ve written on the 101 in a long while. Came up with sequence while triggering gates and pressing keys, then had to figure easiest way to repeat it. Use the sequencer was best answer rather than external sequenced CV in from MC202.
Sequence from the SH101.
Beats & Trigger TR808.
Probably needs a massive side chain sucking that synth."

Erica.EDU Diode Ladder Filter Kit!

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Building and playing this wonderful filter from Erica Synths and Moritz Klein's .EDU project!

My Website:
My Patreon:

Stay Noisy!"

Industry Tributes to Dave Smith

Some tributes from those in the indsutry. If there are others, feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I will add them to this post. I wanted to start with this one via @BirdKids from a post here on MATRIXSYNTH back in 2006, the year I actaully started this version of the site. It was the top pic from that post and I thought it fitting to start with it as it features a hidden message from Dave Smith.

via @BirdKids

"'May Peace prevail on Earth' Image via @matrixsynth… That's a Sequential Drumtraks (1984) How cool is that!?!? Thank you for everything Dave Smith and @sequentialLLC — your legacy, not just the machines, but the music and people it inspired, endless!"

via @WeAreNovation

"We're extremely sad to share that industry legend, Dave Smith, founder of fellow Focusrite family members Sequential, has died. We're heartbroken, but Dave was with his family, and doing what he loved best. To share your thoughts and memories, please visit"

via @RolandGlobal

We are deeply saddened to learn that Dave Smith of Sequential has passed away. As a true synthesizer pioneer, he was very much admired and respected by Roland and others. We offer our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and fans worldwide.

via @WeAreElektron

"We are terribly saddened to hear the news of Dave Smith’s passing. He has been such a pioneering giant of our industry, and his creativity and innovation will forever be part of the story of electronic music. Our thoughts are with his family & the entire @sequentialLLC team. RIP"

Note all three above used the image released by Sequential also featured in my post here. I grouped them together for that reason.

via @moogmusicinc

"Thank you, Dave, for all that you have given to our shared community. The world wouldn't sound the same without you."

via @SoulsbySynths

"RIP Dave Smith, thanks for the pioneering synths (including my Pro One which I love!), MIDI & so much more."

and via @tiptopaudio

"Rest In Peace Dave Smith. You brought so much happiness to this world, the sounds of your instruments touched the souls of so many of us. @sequentialLLC"

And via Roger Linn Design

"On May 31, 2022, Dave Smith, my dear friend of many years, passed away. His legacy of excellent synthesizers will last well beyond his years, as well as the positive influence on music that his instruments have had.

I first met Dave in the late 1970s at a trade show in Anaheim, California. He was showing his new Prophet 5 synthesizer, which I believe was the first polyphonic, programmable analog synth. I marveled at his creation, as did everyone else in attendance. Dave was full of energy and ambition, and well understood the new technology of microcomputers and software programming that was starting to change the world. He decided to use this new technology to change musical instruments. Of course the Prophet 5 went on to become a huge success, used on countless hit recordings in the 1980s.

Unlike me, Dave was an avid athelete, cyclist and triathlete. He actually participated in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in his younger years, an astoundingly difficult physical endeavor. He even enlisted me in some of his strenuous hikes, including Mount Whitney, the back side of Yosemite's Half Dome, and Mount Shasta. I named our climb up Mount Whitney 'Iron Man and the nerd'. :)

Our friendship continued over the years, and in 2011 I had the pleasure of collaborating with him on the Tempest analog drum machine. It was fun working with Dave and I learned a lot from him. He had a deep understanding of analog synthesis circuitry and the many design choices that are necessary in order to insure that the final instrument meets the demands of golden ears. He was also good at pushing me a little to bring out my best.

Sadly, the healthiest of atheletes are no match for the roll of the genetic dice, and Dave developed some medical problems in his later years that no doubt contributed to his being taken from us earlier than many. I feel privileged to have known and to have enjoyed a friendship with this extraordinary and creative individual. I miss my dear friend.


Update: there's a brief mention of Dave Smith's Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in this article on the development of the Prophet VS (also captured here). He was there during development.

Update2: KORG pays tribute:

via @KorgUSA

"Korg USA wishes to pay respects to the family, friends, and legions of fans of Dave Smith. We've lost a true pioneer and wonderful human being. From the roots of MIDI to Sequential, Dave leaves behind a legacy of innovations that have forever changed the way we create music."

Dave Smith & Marcus Ryle & Tom Oberheim – Talk @SUPERBOOTH22

video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"It’s the real thing – Tom Oberheim said about the new Oberheim Synthesizer on the Superbooth stage – and this also is true about the three fine guests Dave Smith & Marcus Ryle & Tom Oberheim. Three people truly dedicated to synth design.

In this talk, the three look back at the beginnings of their work, the invention of MIDI, working with the first polyphonic patches in the 1970s, the legendary “page 2” of the OB-8 and bringing the sound of then to the present.

We were very fortunate to be able to host this talk just a few weeks before Dave Smith passed away. His presence not only gave the event an even greater international profile, but also and more importantly enriched it on a personal, human level. His open, friendly and joyous way of dealing with the people around him will be missed: Thank you so much, Dave, for taking the time to talk with us – Rest in Peace and Happiness."

Dave Smith (Sequential Circuits) - Waveshaper TV Ep.21

video upload by Waveshaper Media

"In 2014, we had the privelege of interviewing legendary synthesizer designer Dave Smith of Sequential Circuits, who passed away on Sunday May 29 2020. This interview has never been released. We present it in its unedited form, the day after the public announcement his passing. R.I.P. (1950-2022)."

Dave Smith: A tribute to his legacy

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We pay tribute to Dave Smith, one of the giants in the development and evolution of synthesizers. He sadly and suddenly passed away this week. We review his history with Sequential Circuits in the 1970s and 1980s, and the revival with new synthesizers under the name Dave Smith Instruments and a revived Sequential. I also relate the way our paths crossed, and how he was always a kind, generous and decent person. Dave Smith will be very missed; we send our thoughts to his family, friends and colleagues.

For more information on Dave's life and legacy, please visit

All musical samples based on Sequential Instruments: the Prophet 12 and Evolver at CatSynth HQ, a Prophet V at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum, and a Prophet X (played by Dave himself) at NAMM 2019."

A Few User Tributes to Dave Smith

I have a search on Sequential that brings up daily videos. The following are some of what went up today. I thought I'd share them. One thing to remember is Dave brought us MIDI. His influence extends beyond Sequential. I thought it was fitting that someone made a tribute to that. Note some of these are tributes and some aren't. I got a kick out of the kids playing below. It's a reminder that his instruments will touch generations to come. P.S. a big part of this site is sharing what end users are doing out there with the gear we love. This post is a snapshot of some of what went up today.

First a beautiful tribute by lucafrancinimusic:

DSI video upload by lucafrancinimusic

"My humble tribute to Dave Smith. I don't know how many times I've printed a track from Rev2, especially when making retrowave sci-fi music; this synth has a special place in my heart. Sad news."

Sequential Circuit - Another Tribute

video upload by Colin Powell

"We have lost yet another synth pioneer but this time a founding father of synth technology, Dave Smith. Maybe not a familiar name to many but without his developments, including the 'Musical Instrument Digital Interface' (MIDI), electronic music would have been very different today and nowhere near as popular. Here is my tribute, using MIDI and various synths, on my iPad."

Goodbye #davesmithinstruments #sequential #midi #synth

video upload by axs203

Short piece of music with Sequential Circuits Six-Trak synth (and a bit of Yamaha CP-70)

video upload by

"Six-Trak sound is clean with a bit of reverb to give it some air. Yamaha CP-70 is played through vintage Deluxe Electric Mistress flanger by Electro-Harmonix to hide the fact it's completely out of tune :)."

“Take on me” Sequential prophet 5 and fender Rhodes cover
video upload by ABE GAN

Music Thing Turing Machine (Plus All Expanders!) Demo/Mega Tutorial

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Sit back and let me show you one of my favourite modules: The Music Thing Turing Machine Eurorack Module. It'll be practical, philosophical, and we'll try all its expanders: Voltages, Volts, Pulses, Vactrol Mix and more!"

▶️ Buy Music Thing module kits:
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A Fistful of 3rd Wave Presets

video upload by Groove Synthesis

"These presets give you some idea of its tone and versatility. Contact us: for questions or sales@grovesynthesis to pre-order.

And come see the 3rd Wave in person at NAMM ’22, June 3-5!

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 synthesizers at your fingertips."

See the Groove Synthesis label below for more.

Novation Peak & Summit: 64 Keys/Synth Presets. Sound Demo, No Talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Poly Station' is a collection of 64 Keys and Synths presets for Novation Peak/Summit. It includes: 31 Synths, 25 Keys, 5 Rhythmical, 3 Bells.
💾 Get the soundset:

The bank covers a wide range of timbres:
- various keys with acoustic, FM or wavetable, digital or analog flavor...
- vintage/retro synths recreations...
- lo-fi, tape-like, noisy, detuned, flutter/wow colors...
- presets with complex modulations and movement...
- rhythmical sounds that can be synced with tempo...
- sweet and dreamy plucks and bells...
- warm, soft, gentle or cold, distant, distorted tones...

The soundset is suitable for a wide range of genres: ambient, electronica, IDM, trip-hop, lounge, downtempo, chill out, new age, cinematic, trance, deep, progressive, techno, industrial, breakbeat, breaks, jungle, drum and bass, dub and many others.

The Beehive - 42 Oscillator Drone Synthesizer

video upload by Simon The Magpie

"42 Oscillators and the option to work on a battery. Which might make it the most convinient drone synth?"

Paraphonic modes, external mutation triggers and more - Extralife Super Sixteen Firmware v1.2

video upload by Extralife


The latest firmware update for Super Sixteen is now available! Version 1.2 includes these new features:

- 2-voice paraphonic sequencing using CV as 1v/oct pitch output
- smoothed CV "LFO" mode
- use "Reset" input to trigger mutations
- note audition mode
- 4 new mutations - chord, chord (quantized), sub osc, and vibrato

For tech support with installation, please visit the thread on Mod Wiggler to read detailed instructions and post questions:


00:00 Intro
00:40 External Mutation Triggers
03:09 Step audition mode
03:56 LFO cv mode
04:47 Paraphonic Interval Mode
06:15 Paraphonic Note Mode
08:42 Chord and Sub Osc Mutations
10:55 Turing mode with paraphonic out
13:13 Vibrato mutation
13:50 Calibrating both pitch outs"

Improv #26 for VCS3, Arp 2600, Fender Rhodes and Gongs.

video upload by R. Reger

A Bunch of Novation Circuit Beats (Tracks & Rhythm)

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"A bunch of beats in a bunch of different genres on the Novation Circuit Tracks and Novation Circuit Rhythm, both completely standalone. Styles include hip hop / trap, drum and bass, house, and bass music."

Playing with zaTurn #002

video upload by gotharman

"Playing with another preset from the final preset bank."

Vector Synth Firmware Update v2.7.5

Vector Synth gets an update.

"Since the beginning of the Vector journey, the firmware has seen big improvements, optimizations and new features. Great care was taken to make sure that all firmware upgrades are compatible with even the earliest versions of hardware, and we are committed to keep this backwards compatibility for all hardware revisions going forward.

Even those super early birds who trusted us with making it all work can enjoy the latest DSP magic.

And so another season brings another firmware update: the focus of v2.7.x is implementing several most requested features, as well as improvements to the Orbiter engine and a new filter.

The two of the three we are most proud of are the new Orbiter shapes: N-Gon and Pulse [pictured in order]. Already existing lissajous-based formulas provide smooth timbre changes, while the new shapes are designed for sharp and intricate thumping rhythms, almost to the point of timbre sequencing.

Another is the introduction of a new Formant filter [bottom pic], which brings us up to 5 filter types, up to 4 filters per voice, in a max concurrent total of 64!

Two brand new Orbiter shapes: N-gon and Pulse

New filter: Formant

Increased available Orbiter speeds

Adjustable knob speed

Adjustable pitch bend range

Added an option to set the default preset and BPM

Better MIDI Bank Select to load patches support

Damper and Sostenuto CC support

MIDI Through support

MIDI Continue support

"Dot" Delay Time added

Double-tap on a preset to load

Added an option to hide incoming MIDI CC popups

Screen brightness adjustment

Various fixes and small improvements"

And an update on production & shipping:

"As we’re going forward with our 6th batch to date, we continue to improve the process, the newest nerdy addition being scannable barcodes assigned to each Vector’s serial number sticker. We’re still in awe how much fun it is to scan a barcode during the QA procedure rather than type serial numbers by hand :)

Over the past half year we also managed to do some small upgrades to the lab, built tool organizers and revamped the place in general. Even though the component situation is still challenging, all required components for the whole batch are stockpiled and ready to be assembled into fresh Vectors."

GS Music e7 Patches [Bank 1] by synth_nyc

Natlife 50% Off Sale

Supporting member, Natlife is having a 50% off sale:

"I Started a big sale for all my Analog, DIgital and VST Synth Patches. and Presets - 50% Off."

You can find them at Natlife sounds here.

SSCS15D - Exclusive Keepforest Presets Demonstration

video upload by Keepforest Instruments

"More info:


SSCS15D is a custom instrument based on the legendary Yamaha CS15D with some big additions. We combined the bright and recognizable character of the synth with sparkling spaces and an intuitive, flexible gate sequencer. Use the CS15D without limiting yourself to any specific music genres. It's perfect for everything from powerful, roaring bass lines as well as recreating the sounds of neon pads from the 80s and the style of 8-bit tracks. Be sure to add this powerful new instrument to your collection!


Bass - 20
Keys - 20
Leads - 20
Pads - 20
Pluck - 20
Pulse - 20
Swells - 40"

Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak

via this auction

"Excellent condition and freshly serviced by Sequential Circuits tech wizard Greg Montalbano. Also comes with original box and cassette with factory patches. This synth has been future-proofed so it’s like buying one brand new in 1985. All the common issues with the synth have been addressed and fixed.

Local pick up in the greater Bay Area region strongly preferred but I’m willing to ship if you cover shipping costs.

This thing is a beast! 6-voice analog multi-timbral polyphonic synthesizer from 1985. Same synth manufacturer of the legendary Prophet-5. Really awesome analog synth with a killer 80's sound but still super versatile! Excels at pads, leads and "weird" sounds but you can also get fat bass patches (especially in Unison mode). The 6 track sequencer is a lot of fun too. You can essentially turn this 6-voice polysynth into 6 individual monosynths playing simultaneously. Each of the 6 voices has its own independent output too!

Built in chorus effect sounds super lush as well. It can save up to 99 patches. Has a built-in arpeggiator. You'd be hard pressed to find another recently serviced vintage analog polysynth in this condition at this price. Don't miss out on this deal!

One minor cosmetic issue--the power cord has been taped up a bit to prevent fraying. It works perfectly and doesn’t impede function in any way but just want to make sure I’m not leaving anything out in my description."

1985 Yamaha DX21 4-Operator Digital FM Synthesizer SN 8985

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Tested in great working condition, in fantastic shape cosmetically too."

JoMoX AirBase 99 (Rackmount 909) SN 0030 - 1089

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Late 90's JoMox Airbase 99, basically a Roland TR-909 (sans sequencer) in rackform and more! These are absolutely awesome boxes with tons of tone shaping possibilities that the 909 and 808 are not capable of.

The rack shows average cosmetic wear, fully functional and the backlight is nice and bright. Includes an aftermarket Jameco power supply.

Running OS v1.09, made in Germany."

Alesis A6 Andromeda 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Solina String-Ensemble Mk1 SN 0086889 w/ Glass Music Stand & Service Manual

via this auction

"Up for sale is a vintage Solina String-Ensemble Mk1 synthesizer, the best sounding version of the series. The modulation is always on at the Mk1 version. There is no modulation on/off knob next to the keyboard like on the Mk2. The synth is working fine and sounds wonderful! We bought it from the first owner. The music stand of glass, service manual and even the spare fuses are still there. We brought it to a tech for service and it's ready for a new life now. The service report is included in the sale as a proof of what's been done."

Farfisa Syntorchestra - Silver Model - Serviced

via this auction

You can find demos of the Syntorchestra in previous posts here.

"Recently serviced and internally re-enforced - since these models tend to get pretty wonky with the years - this one is sturdy.

Lid is included and closes well and has been equipped with new latches - you can carry it like a suitcase. It's been freshly spray painted - like the original silver and black - so a slight halo can be seen around logos, but it matches the original colors well - we've made a side by side comparison with another one we have in line awaiting service.

It's equipped with a new power plug as well, another thing that fails on the original ones.

All original slider caps.

Condition is fair - we would say almost good but this machine has seen some action so please view photos carefully : Some oxidation and scratches on face plates and , missing the plastic music stand strip - hence the 4 small holes on the top, a few scratches on the front plate as well.

The flute presets sound good but a bit different - less than a flute compared to the other ones we've heard - so could be a capacitor or something else that needs changing, but should be an easy fix.

Mono-tuning can be an issue on these but it's not bad on this one, you need to adjust tuning after ca 2 octaves and sometimes when switching presets - this is quite normal for these machines.

Tuning might need to be adjusted on arrival since the trim pots sometimes get affected by bouncing around during shipping."

RMI Keyboard Computer Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"RMI Rocky Mount Instruments, Inc. Vintage 1977, 4 pages +, color covers."

E-MU MP-7 Systems Command Station Synthesizer

via this auction

Addidas and a spray bottle.

ZAAR drum synth - ethnic patch #modular #eurorack #synth #drum #percussion

video upload by Arcaico Instruments

"In this patch, the output of voice 4 was used in the input of voice 1, in this way you can create percussive sounds that come close to ethnic drums."

Access Virus TI // Tweaking Patches // ** No Talking ** // Pads and Stuff // C

video upload by LESINDES

ARPEGGIOS, PATCHES and other stuff.
Firing up the machine for the first time and exploring.
More parts of this maiden session to come!

Contents of this video:

00:00 Intro
00:56 Karl
01:10 Kepler 6
01:57 Locakitty
03:38 Login
05:00 Luda (Noise Ambient)
06:25 Maler
07:05 Meta Data (Pad)
14:31 Noisy Arpeggio
16:11 MGAmBi
16:51 Moog AB
17:07 Moonlight
18:18 Cast"

Rainger FX - Echo X (Synth Demo)

video upload by Sound Isles

"Let's heal your wounds with the new and improved Echo X from Rainger FX."

Roland Jupiter X/Xm OS 3.0 Demo Part. 1 | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

"New sounds from Roland Jupiter X/Xm OS 3.0 update."

See this earlier post for details. I added this video to that post as well.

Kalimba vs Lubadh vs VCV Rack \ Ambient Techno

video upload by Omri Cohen

"A walkthrough video of the VCV patch is available on my Patreon page together with the patch file -"

Echo Works #8: Evans MX-99 Mini Echo BBD + Roland TR-606 Analog Drum Machine + Boss BX-4 Mixer.

video upload by Ascetic Wires

"Here's a demo of the late 70's/early 80's Evans MX-99 Mini Echo BBD Delay (also known as the Melos MX99, Multivox MX99, Univox MX99 etc...) with Roland TR-606 Drumatix Analog Drum Machine and Boss BX-4 4 Channel Stereo Mixer. Enjoy!

Recorded on a Q2n Zoom Handy Video Recorder (Video + Audio) with some software compression."

Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 Plays Grizzly Bear - Sleeping Ute

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"In this video I'm playing a little synthesizer cover of the Grizzly Bear song 'Sleeping Ute' with the Vermona Perfourmer Mk2. They've always been one of my favorite bands, with Daniel Rossen also being one of my all-time favorite musicians.

I programmed a sequence that I was sending into the first 3 oscillators, while the 4th one plays the melody. I really like creating those spooky/ghost type sounds with the Perfourmer, although they're quite a pain to mix because they hardly have any good frequency content."

Norand Morphos - Robot dance jam

video upload by Norand

"2 Morphos for and lead/bass drone pad, 1 Nerdseq for 808 drums."


video upload by leonardoworx

"This is the second track from my album 'Uncommon'.
As i like to do, it was recorded in one take.
The Tracker makes drums and voice samples, while Digitone and the Make Noise 0-Coast spread all the synth sounds of this tune.
The Empress Effects Zoia adds some cool effects to the 0-Coast.
As you can see i recorded all the individual tracks on the 1010 BlueBox!
That's it!
Hope you like :)"

06 01 22 Buchla Modular - Scrotum Lab, Kesako and 1979 [01]

video uploads by batchas

"Taking advantage of a short phase without pain to play some music and have some fun. Taking me away from all the negativity which arises in me when pain is at its maximum.

Kesako 'Player' in loop mode. Player audio sent to Buchla 230, picking some transients to send to the 1979 MSV. Playing with delay on Scrotum Lab 'Espace Temps'."

Uniquely Expressive Combinations

video upload by Mark Steiner

"Exploration of Uniquely Expressive Instrument Combinations - Some great minds keep coming up with some very special instruments. I just love it.


Berglund Instruments NuRAD wind synth
Dynasample XO-mini sound module
Trogotronic c36 CV and gating spinny-thingy
Chicken in a Biscuit snack crackers
Trogotronic i/1 CV and audio light caster
Echo the blind cat
MuroBox midi and bluetooth app controlled music box
lots of various Eurorack modules and plugins in Logic Pro

Mark Steiner - May 2022"

Dreabox Dysmetria Percussion Flavors Jam (No talking)


"I just build the unit this morning. I think the thing sounds totally bonkers and the current demos doesnt make sonic justice so here comes some crunchy demo for you to taste."

Roland JD-08 Editor and Controller / VST and Standalone Version

video upload by mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 6,90 € / $ 7,90

Here are my Midi Editor for the Roland JD-08 Synth.
With the JD-08 Editor you have direct access to many parameters.
The access to the parameters of the JD-08 is possible directly
without activating the individual tones.
In the PlugIn VST version you can record the controller movements
and thus integrate the JD-08 into your DAW project.

Editor Features:
- Only one clear surface on which all 4 tones can be edited.
- Complex sound changes can be made easily and quickly.
- Direct access to the sound parameters
- Select Sounds directly from Editor.
- All controllers can be automated.
- X-Y modulation of all parameters
- Generate parameters randomly
- You can use your JD-08 as a sound module in the DAW!

The Editor are available for PC as VST / Standalone 32/64 bit and
for MAC as VST / AU / Standalone 64 bit / MAC-M1.

Price: 6,90€ / $ 7,90"

Roland JUPITER-X/JUPITER-Xm v3.0 Firmware Update | JUPITER-X Model & Features

video upload by RolandChannel

"JUPITER-X Model sound engine for JUPITER-X/Xm synthesizers breathes new life into the vintage JUPITER-8. Bringing classic analog sounds into the future with increased capabilities and creation options, this unique sound engine loaded in JUPITER-X/Xm synths for free as part of the JUPITER-X/Xm v3.0 update. With the combination of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System and the JUPITER-X Model sound engine, JUPITER-X/Xm owners will have limitless sonic possibilities at their fingertips.

Stemming from the beloved JUPITER-8, the new JUPITER-X Model features:
- 4 oscillators
- New waveform types
- 512 Scenes and User Tones
- And more

In addition to the JUPITER-X Model sound engine, v3.0 update includes some improved features to elevate the JUPITER-X/Xm experience.

Explore I-Arpeggio 2.0 with 10 new types and 21 new rhythms. The Arpeggiator (traditional) mode has 128 classic preset styles for even more musical possibilities. Plus, discover 64 probability styles and deeper editing capabilities.

This free update also provides expanded USB access with the ability to load 1,000 files. Then explore the revised user interface and additional editing options that provide an even smoother workflow.

00:00 – Introduction
01:10 – JUPITER-8 vs JUPITER-X Model
02:23 – Additional Waveforms
03:16 – New Pulse Width Parameters
03:31 – New Linkable Envelopes
03:52 – New Tone Delay
04:09 – Other Additional Parameters
05:12 – New Scenes, Tones, and Storage
07:09 – Finding Additional Banks
07:51 – Additional Editing Capabilities
08:23 – New Arpeggiator Updates
10:17 – The Editor App
10:37 – More Sounds from Roland Cloud

For more information, please visit:


Roland Jupiter X/Xm OS 3.0 Demo Part. 1 | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

"New sounds from Roland Jupiter X/Xm OS 3.0 update."

Synclavier Sample Library

video upload by rootstudio

"The Synclavier sample library brings you the sound of the very first digital synthesizer that was commercially available. The library includes the original factory presets and additional sounds. More info:

If you want to know more about this historic instrument, check out this Video:" [3rd video here]

8Dio Deep Quintet Strings - Official Walkthrough

video upload by 8dioproductions

"Deep Quintet Strings is the world's first string library with 9-way Round Robin legato, capturing the realism and beauty of these concert instruments at an unprecedented level. Repetition is such a key component of musical phrasing, but playing repeated notes here doesn't mean you'll be hearing the same sample over and over again. Each Quintet note is fresh and organic, with no trace of the robotic "machine gun effect."

Featuring two Violins, one Viola and two Cellos, Deep Quintet Strings allows you to solo, mute or pan between each of the instruments whenever and however you like. You can even move between close and distant mic positions, which gives you complete flexibility to shape this String Quintet and its studio environment.

We stand for only the best in musicianship, and Quintet Strings has all the intricacy and expertise you would expect from us, putting fully dynamic and moving performances at your command. Recorded in a controlled studio environment, Deep Quintet Strings was produced with incredible attention to detail and without compromise.

From nimble notes and nervous vibratos, to long sweetly evolving arcs, we've provided natural and nuanced articulations to convey a wide emotional spectrum. Over the years, we've developed techniques to capture the passion of a full performance in every note, and you can feel it here under your fingertips. Get lost in the intensity of Deep Quintet Strings today.

Available now for $150


0:00 - Intro
1:52 - Legato in Kontakt
3:20 - UI & Quintet Overview
4:56 - Arc Glance Poco Vibrato
6:20 - Arc Demos (Full Quintet)
6:48 - Arc Short Senza Vibrato
9:30 - Arc Short Multo Vibrato
10:14 - Mic Control
13:38 - Arc Trailing Vibrato
15:00 - Arcs & Legato Demo
16:58 - 9-Way Round Robin Legato
18:48 - Twin Violins Legato
21:08 - Viola Legato
23:26 - Twin Cellos Legato
24:14 - Quintet & Anthology Strings
27:32 - Twin Violins Legato Agile
30:40 - Outro & Live Demos"

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