MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022

"Green Bokeh Trance" (Future Retro Zillion & Hydrasynth) - modularman

video upload by modularman

"Hello Dear Friends - I recently watched an interesting talk here on YouTube by musicologist Ted Gioia, where he posits that when music is at least ten minutes long, the listener's brainwaves sync up with the rhythm of the music, and can create a trance state. So with this idea in mind, I decided to record a longer piece to attempt to produce this trance state. The tools I used are the Future Retro Zillion to generate the notes into the ASM Hydrasynth. No other treatments or external devices were used to create this piece. Every sound is made by the Hydrasynth in one take.

A tip of the hat to Jeffery Beach of Beachfront Productions, for providing free use video clips on his website.

Does it work? You tell me. This sort of thing isn’t for everyone, but if you enjoy lying back, closing your eyes and meditating to pseudo-random generative style music, this just might be your cup of bananas.

Let’s hear from you!"

Geometric Benjolin

video upload by Brian Comnes

"KInda Dark IMHO"

Buchla 208 Seq Exp Card

video upload by Todd Barton

"A cool new Buchla 208c/Easel expander card from
I'm really enjoying this and it opens up new routings and creative synapse paths.
Sequencer, LFO (hi, mid, lo), EG (ADSR), Portamento, and much more . . .
More info here:"

Stefan Torto - Chilling Queen [analog live]

video upload by Stefan Torto

"Jamming with volca part 49."

Moon Modular 543 Voltage Controlled Stereo Mixer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"The Moon Modular M 543 Stereo Output Mixer is a four channel audio output mixer that comprises of four CV controllable audio channels, dual headphone outputs and a stereo mixed output. This is a 5U or MU height modular component. It works with Moon or cabinets, among others."

Original Waldorf Q Synthesizer

via this auction

"Every knob is original and works perfectly. No skipping or ghosting. The display is bright and clear, the output is clean and without static, and everything works as it should. I have owned every analog modeling synth, and the Q is by far my favorite. 3 OSCs, Noise, FM, complex matrix modulation, advanced arpeggiator and sequencer to drive the multitimbral voices. It is a programmers dream. And it makes for a very nice controller with great synth action and aftertouch."

Elka Synthex SN 1183

via this auction

Roland JX-8P

via this auction

"Fully functional and in great condition for its age,
This Roland JX8P has been serviced and is ready to be played!

Service notes include:
- Disassembling Keybed
- cleaning all keys
- cleaning all key contacts to fix hanging notes and double triggers
- disassembling aftertouch strip and deoxidizing to fix aftertouch sensitivity issues
- cleaning all sliders and potentiometers.
- replacing battery"


via this auction

Vintage 1970s PAiA Gnome Micro Synthesizer

via this auction

Update: link fixed.


"This is a shot of the back of the album cover."

ARPchives LIVE Special Birthday Edition "In His Words"

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

Features the ARP 2600 assembly line. Note the Blue Marvin / Blue Meanie.

"(NOTE: These videos are for historical preservation and EDUCATIONAL purposes only. )

We are very excited to release 'The Lost ARP Tapes,' recently discovered footage that had been buried in decades worth of television. Join us Tuesday, June 7th on our YouTube channel to watch them live and celebrate Alan Pearlman’s birthday.

We will be having several releases. featuring footage from the 1970s of demos, two different ARP factories, Alan R. Pearlman, Phil Dodds, David Friend, David Frederick, and Tom Piggot! Not seen in 45+ years!

Included in these sessions will be other rare footage of Alan R. Pearlman speaking in later years (not in any other documentary) as well as contemporary interviews with ARP employees"

And via Dina Pearlman in the ARP Foundation mailing list:

Today is my father's birthday

Alan R. Pearlman would have been 97 today! Because he was born in 1925, he remembered the George Washington Bridge being built, the Great Depression, was a World War II vet.. he worked on the early NASA projects, saw the first person on the moon. And he built one of the most famous synthesizers in the world.

With celebrating my father's birthday we also recognize our future—the kids who love their STEM classes, the musicians who have aspirations to make music, or the filmmakers who wish to make soundtracks.

This summer we are trying to raise a minimum of $15,000 for the following projects:

ARPs for ALL - insurance, restoration and repair of instruments

ARPchives including scanning, digitizing and licensing rights to rare photos. See also: Google's Music Makers and Machines!

Our first residency at ARPs for ALL (estimated $10,000 for housing, transportation and engineering assistance) Grantwriter(s)

We will also be holding our Fall Synthposium and Fundraiser 2022: A Fifty Year ARP Odyssey!

READ the Synthposium Press Release

We hope you will consider making a tax deductible donation to The Alan R Pearlman Foundation

My father was a mentor. In his tradition, The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation is dedicated to preserving his legacy to inspire others, and to provide them with the tools to do so with our ARPs for ALL projects as well as our ARPchives that include Hot off the Press!

This year we have located some lost ARP tapes premiering on YouTube later today [above] (more coming later this summer) We have also located some rare photographs, but we have to purchase them, so this is part of our goals for this latest fundraiser.

Read the 'Lost ARP Tapes' Press Release

Koma Elektronik Komplex Sequencer

via this auction

"This is hands down the most versatile, feature rich and deep sequencer one could ever dream of. Always complex, never complicated. The FULLY modular structure offers tantalising ways of seamless integration to your workflow and especially to your already existing gear setups. Offering both CV and MIDI (In and Out) the Komplex is truly the machine that bridges the gap between plethora of machines.

This unparalleled feature set of sequencing options will take you to places you’d have never otherwise found. The dynamic set of features allow the user to use the sequencer easily ’as is’ and gain the advantage of the more komplex sequencing options when they so decide. The Komplex can be rack mounted if desired.

The Koma Komplex operates completely without screens and submenus of any kind. This tactile nature of the sequencing beast is what makes working with it deeply enticing time and time again.

This unit is in perfect MINT condition and you are hard pressed to see a single scratch on it (please see pictures). It is sold by the original owner and has always been kept in a well maintained, smoke and pet free studio. The sale comes complete with the original packaging and a personalised note from the Koma manufacturing team. This is a wonderful opportunity for people who have been trying to find the out of production Komplex in sale for a long while. These are obviously well loved by their user-base and usually sell fast.

The feature list and the possible applications are FAR beyond the scope of what I can tell you here. Rarely is the overused saying ‘The sky truly is the limit’ as on point as it is with this particular sequencer. Please check the manuals below for inspirational dive into the machines capabilities."

K-Devices releases LFOH! for iOS

video uploads by kdevices

"Arvieux, France - June 7 2022. K-Devices, developer of creative music tools, has released LFOH! - audio/MIDI modulator plugin as AUv3 for iOS.

The flagship LFO from Modulators 21 Max For Live suite finally debuts on iOS. LFOH! enhances the possibilities of the classic cycling envelope by adding control over a set of advanced and unique features.

LFOH! is both an audio and a MIDI modulator: while is capable to send its modulation signal out as MIDI CC (according to the MIDI routing flexibility of the app that hosts it), it can also modulate the amplitude of incoming audio.

LFOH! is a single oscillator LFO with a set of continuously morphable and selectable waveforms that represents the core of its modulation signal. Apart from the classic frequency and phase parameters, the waveform can also be shaped by swinging its cycles, bending its curve, squeezing portions of oscillation in the same period of time; it can be scaled and transformed while exceeding its boundaries. An additional sample and hold circuit provides quantization for the resulting signal.

== Features ==
5 continuously morphable and selectable waveforms (sine, ramp down, triangle, ramp up, square) + noise. a multitude of parameters to sculpt the modulator signal: phase, swing, bend, squeeze, transform (wrap, fold, clip), sample and hold, smooth

MIDI only: scale, set channel and CC

audio only: modulation amount

dark/light skin

MIDI CC modulation depends on MIDI routing flexibility of host app: a YouTube playlist covers MIDI settings with some popular AUv3 host apps like AUM, Drambo, etc." [videos above]

EricaSynths Perkons Tease

video upload by MrDataline

NAMM 22: A Chat With Tom Oberheim

video upload by sonicstate

"Given the opportunity to talk to one of the synthesizer industries' legends, we jumped at the chance. T om Oberheim has been making synthesizers since the 1970's and is responsible for a lot of the great sounds we've heard over the years from his classic instruments.

Its been an eventful few years for Oberheim, Tom got his brand name back, thanks to the efforts of Marcus Ryle (Line 6 founder) and together with the team at Sequential ahve now producer the OB-X8 which is a monster of a synth that encompasses these essence of much of the Oberheim range.

We had a chat on the booth."

Roland SH1000 Synthesizer with Kenton CV, Gate and Vcf CV inputs.

video upload by Vykaar Tones

"The great sounding SH1000 from 1973 being sequenced from a 960 sequencer going through presets and creating sounds. The gate in is ratcheted by a Doepfer a-160-5 as per usual as per vykaartones. The SH1000 is for sale as I don't have room to use it much if anyone is interested."

Roland V-Synth - Don Solaris Soundset Vol I Analog Update

video upload by Don Solaris

"Soundset available at:

00:00 Analog Style Patches
22:08 Digital Style Patches
33:21 Ambient Style Patches"

Softube Introduces the Model 82 Virtual Roland SH-101

video uploads by SoftubeStudios

Check out the throwback site on top (gives MATRIXSYNTH a run for the money)

Introducing Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth – Softube
Model 82: Analog Inspiration With Just Blaze – Softube
Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth Walkthrough – Softube
Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth – Sequencer & Arpeggiator Walkthrough – Softube
Build With Modular & Model 82 – Softube

And two user videos:

Softube Model 82 vs Roland SH101// The Definitive Comparison
video upload by Starsky Carr

"A comparison of the Softube Model 82 vs Roland SH101 vintage synth. One is a 40 years old analog hardware synth and the other is a modern digital emulation .. so they're unlikely to sound identical (obviously) but does the emulation have the same character? \

Does it feel like the original? does it act like the original? would you know it was an emulation if you could only play then knobs and listen to the output? ... short answer... no, you'd never know :)"

Five Things You Can Do With Model 82!

video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the new soft synth Model 82 from Softube.

In this video we explore five things you can do with Model 82 (chim-chim-cheroo). It's surprising what's possible with just one oscillator, filter, amp, envelope and LFO.

0:00 Intro
1:05 Play it live
2:33 Use it as a drum machine
4:11 Get Dirty
5:16 Sequences & Arpeggios
6:33 Go Modular"

• A ’90s techno idol accurately emulated for faithful sound and feelings

• The authentically inspiring sequencer and arpeggiator of the up-all-night original

• Two versions included: the instrument and five modules for Modular

The raw sound of the original hardware is the stuff of dance dreams. But the unique and inspiring sequencer and arpeggiator took it from a muted debut to full techno color. We recreated every speck of the original circuitry, interactions, and straightforward workflow to give you the only plug-in with a sound, feel, and interface that stays true to the most-used mono synth of the ’80s and ’90s.

Model 82 Sequencing Mono Synth is in the house."

Chill House Beat & More on the Novation Circuit Tracks

video upload by Jake Wagner

The above is a playlist featuring additional Novation Circuit Tracks demos by Jake Wagner.

Description for the fist video (later videos feature the Elektron Modal:Samples followed by KORG Volcas):

Novation Circuit Tracks
Arturia Microfreak provides the nice lead tone

Another fun little synthesizer jam with my favorite groovebox!

Sequential Prophet-5 Rev 4 Sound Pack - All FM sounds

video upload by Polydata

"40 patches for the Sequential Prophet-5 / Prophet-10 Rev. 4 synthesizer. All patches utilize Oscillator 2 as an audio rate modulation source via the Poly-Mod section.Patches load into Group 4 (slots 411-458) by default. All sounds are recorded completely dry, with no effects or processing.


00:00 DX-5
00:11 Music Box
00:23 Cold Bells
00:41 SEGA Drums
00:52 No Reverb!

Korg Volca Sample 2 - “Ideas” Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

"Korg VOLCA2 “Ideas” Soundset,Sampleset is here!


A Soundbank with 137 Samples and 16 Patterns includes bass, drums, effects, synths.

Demo 100-103BPM
The Demo tune has been recorded in real-time and contains no external fx or any processing.

Only Korg VOLCA2!
To load a file use volca sample Librarian.

Made by Alexander Kav"

TEST SERIES Reverselandfill Noise V8 Eurorack Module Reverse Landfill Noise Oscillator

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"Demo of the Reverselandfill Noise V8 Eurorack Module.

Thanks to Reverselandfill for making this video possible.

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

Behringer UB-Xa - Polyphonic Aftertouch Sound Demo

video upload by The Synth King

"This little piece of music showcases the superb keybed of the UB-Xa. It provides velocity sensivity and polyphonic aftertouch enabling you to play your music with extraordinary expressivity. In this split performance filter frequency, volume, LFO speed and intensity of the upper preset (in unison mode employing only one voice) is controlled by poly aftertouch. Moreover volume, VCF and VCA attack is also controlled by velocity.

The lower pad sound uses OB-8 “second page” functions such as LFO rate delay here controlling panorama position. Furthermore LFO rate is influenced by poly aftertouch as well.

This music genre beggs for delay and reverb. I´ve used two Lexicon PCM 70 connected to my main mixing desk as send effects . Everything is played life and recorded in one take without any edits or further audio processing. Enjoy the music!

Black Model Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro Synthesizer SN 0248

via this auction

Goblin's Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 SN 1260 ?

via this auction

"Without a doubt one of the finest synths and Dave Smiths finest. 80s Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 with flight case. This particular synth has been featured on a plethora of horror soundtracks by Goblin. Sounds amazing."

If it matters to you, check with the seller to be sure.

Moog Source with MIDI SN 3499

via this auction

"Encore MIDI kit installed

New membrane control panel installed

Recently serviced by Retrolinear in North Wales

Works perfectly"

PAIA Model 4700 Modular Synthesizer W/ (2) Unopened mult kits + Audio & CV cables

via this auction

"It powers up
Oscillators sound great
Sequencer is great
Envelope has been tested and is good
Modulation is good
Mults are all functioning
Audio path is good with the acception of some scratchy pots
The only thing that is questionable is the filter.
The filter seems like it’s functioning but it’s struggling.

( original missing potentiometer cap in photo has been replaced it was never officially missing I just forgot to put it back on for the photo. I only removed it to look at the potentiometer closely to clean it with a squirt of deoxit )

Comes with 3/4” audio patch cables and PAIA cv cables"

Alesis A6 Andromeda

via this auction

Roland JD-800 61-Key Programmable Synthesizer

via this auction

Laser Engraved Custom Solid Walnut Front Panel Overlay for the Modal Craft Synth 2.0

via this auction

"Fully finished solid walnut wood overlay. Precision laser engraved detail. Easily installs on your modal craft synth 2.0 using provided 3M adhesive."

Laser Engraved Custom Solid Walnut Side Panels for the Korg MICROKORG

via this auction

Update: link fixed.

"Pair of precision laser engraved solid walnut wooden ends for the Korg Microkorg synth. These wood ends easily install using the same screws that come with the microkorg. These are an amazing upgrade to your microkorg synth."

Herbs & Stones Gentle Wham

via this auction

You can find a demo of one here.

Erica Synths Techno System w/ Original Box

via this auction

"this is the newer version with the sampledrum."

Vintage Korg Cassette Tapes

via this auction

2 x Poly800mk2 Tapes
2 x DDD1 Tapes
2 x Poly 6 & midi retrofit Tapes
2 x Dw6000 Tapes.
1 x Poly61 Tape.
1 x DDM110 Tape.
1 x Ex800 Tape.
1 x DW8000/EX8000
1 x Poly Six

Modal Masters: Percussion and Effects with ARGON8

video upload by Modal Electronics

"Get an in-depth look at some creative ways to make synthetic drums and percussion effects in your own productions. Using the fast workflow of the Modal App, we'll create some new sounds on the fly. We'll then take those sounds into Ableton and explore some effective ways to blend the percussion in with side-chain compression and Xfer LFO tool. This instalment is shown on an ARGON8 but also applies to other MODAL synths, like COBALT8 or COBALT5S."

Have you ever tried Playtron?

video upload by PanicGirlVids

"@Playtronica was kind enough to send me this futuristic looking device, so I could try it out and make music with it 🙌 It is basically a MIDI Controller, but the fun part is that you can connect it to anything that conducts electricity. And not only that, with their conductive fabric tape you can connect it to literally anything you set your mind to! So I connected it to my beloved props that I use for my videos, this way I could finally use them to actually make music 😂😂

Did you ever try it? And if so, what did you connect it to?
Find out more on
If you want to buy one feel free to use this Promo Code and get -10% off: PANICGIRL10"

2022 Prototypes Pt.1: Drum loop (Envelope Generator & Cascade Filter)

video upload by u-he

"Take a peek at our upcoming Eurorack modules (still in prototype stage). Here, we're using a well-known drum loop to demonstrate the grungy nature of our Multimode Cascade Filter, with a little help from the Triple Envelope Generator!"

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

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