MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Moog Taurus III vs. Moog Minitaur --- is there a difference?

video upload by manmade madman

"There's a lack of good demos on the Moog Taurus 3 pedals, so here we go!
This one goes through the sounds to hear what its presets are, and then I spend just a few minutes programming the sounds. You can really hear the growl of the unique filter and the subharmonics it generates.
I take a look at an affordable alternative, the Moog Minitaur. Mostly, I program it live, talk a little bit about it and how great it is, especially for such a small form factor and price point.
Spoiler: It's so close in architecture and in sound that I think it's a reasonable replacement for the Taurus. Take a look at the all in one Minitaur demo I did over 10 years ago."

moog minitaur demo (by manmademadman)

video upload by manmade madman

"first day with the minitaur. loving it so far. very very raw and dirty. i havent yet compared it to my midimoog, but will soon.

This video is intended to show what it can do and the sounds its capable of. Realtime knob tweaking on some sounds, others are static and multitracked. I feel that gear specific demos that include other instruments, effects, or mastering and sweetening (eq, compression, reverb) don't allow people to REALLY hear what the instrument is doing. And this goes especially for people who insist on using the camera mic instead of simply recording the output into their computer.

So with that in mind, this is a multitracked thing done as fast as possible. Tracks are playing out of Cakewalk Sonar X1d, and minitaur is going straight into Speck Xtramix CXi, into RME Fireface 800@44.1/24 bit, encoded at H.264 with 384k audio.
then of course into YouTubes compression engine.

Hopefully as little as possible has been added or taken away."

Circuit Bent Casio SK-1 32-Key Sampling Keyboard

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Patch Diary 002: Sequential Prophet Rev 4

video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

This is a new video series where I create a patch from scratch and explain it (with subtitles) along the way.

The synth for today was the Sequential Prophet Rev 4.

The effects used were:
Earthquaker Devices Space Spiral
Earthquaker Devices Ghost Echo

This time, I made a dreamy, phasey pad patch."

ARP 2600 (gray, blk /orange) - Handmade Miniatures 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Trismegistus - part 2 by Invisible Acropolis

A new release from supporting member, Invisible Acropolis.

"This album was composed earlier this year, during a time of much reflection and contemplation. It's design recalls the early days of psychedelic ambient music, from berlin school to synthwave, as well as inducing visions of future possibilities lurking on the horizons."

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BASTL PIZZA // Elevate your Eurorack patching with advanced hybrid synthesis

video upload by DivKidVideo

"Here we have PIZZA! Everyone loves PIZZA right? Is pineapple on PIZZA fine? Leave a comment and let the flame wars begin! Joking aside this is PIZZA from BASTL Instruments a hybrid FM and waveshaping oscillator that packs in a lot of interesting sonic options and lots of clever CV assignment for working with the module as an advanced oscillator or even a full synthesis voice.

As always this demo is about pushing this with musical and creative ideas to advance our patches and exploring synthesis. Try out these patches with your gear and leave a comment letting me know how you get on.

Part of this video was filmed while full of a cold/flu bug. Filmed as the fever subsided but still with a viral party in my mouth, so apologies for the weird (weirder than usual) accent in places.


00:00 Welcome and patch previews!

01:51 What is Pizza?

02:21 Fulsome feature run down

Sequential Take 5 Analog Synthesizer Sounds

video upload by Pure Ambient Drone

"Portable, Powerful, Polyphonic
The Take 5 is Sequential’s most compact, full-featured, full-throttle VCO/VCF-based poly synth ever. It’s the perfect gateway to subtractive synthesis and the creative power of Sequential’s best synths — whether you’re new to analog synths or a space-conscious pro. And since it’s portable, you can transport it from studio to stage without breaking a sweat or leaving any features or playability behind. Genuine Sequential sound and quality at a price within your reach.

Fits Anywhere You Need It
With 44-full-size keys and a total width of just 26 inches, the Take 5 fits easily into your studio or on stage. Its nearly knob-per-function control panel gives you immediate access to all of its essential sound-shaping controls. And its ingenious key-split feature gives you access to a wider playable range than other compact synths by letting you divide the 3.5 octave keyboard into two separate performance zones.

Powerful Synthesis
The five voices of the Take 5 get their distinctive sound from a combination of two analog VCOs and a sub oscillator passing through a Prophet-5-lineage 4-pole analog filter. The result is classic Sequential — smooth, warm, punchy sound that sits perfectly in a mix and cuts through clearly on stage. For even more analog-style goodness, a Vintage knob adds voice-to-voice variation for genuine vintage character. Dual Digital effects, a dedicated overdrive, continuously variable wave shaping, and front-panel access to analog FM all ensure the Take 5 can kick out modern tone just as easily as it does vintage..

Finishing Touches
The Take 5 feature set is rounded out with two LFOs (1 global, and 1 per-voice), two ADSR+delay envelopes, extensive modulation, a 64-step polyphonic sequencer, and a multimode arpeggiator. The premium Fatar keybed makes it a pleasure to play, wherever you take it."

'Stranger' - Eurorack Modular Performance (Ambient/Upbeat/Ambient)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Made this little patch right after watching another episode from season 4 of Stranger Things on Netflix. I'm not gonna say it's inspired by Stranger Things, but just chronologically I made this patch right after watching it so, I'll let you be the judge. Cheers:)

Here are some links of mine:
Go follow my Patreon here:"

ReSynthesizer (Autonomous Synthesizer Installation at MIT's PSFC, Spring/Summer 2018)

video upload by ParadisoModular

"In December of 2017, as part of the 50’th anniversary celebration for MIT’s CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual Studies), I was invited to install my large, custom built-and-designed modular synthesizer system into the experimental hall where Alcator C-Mod was residing, MIT’s most recent tokamak reactor used in plasma fusion research. Known as being a pioneering melting pot for art and technology during the 60s, 70s and 80s, the CAVS was a place where scientific fields like physics would commune with performance and music. Modular synthesizers, as used there by early adopters like Paul Earls, were part of the Center’s original vernacular, and after many decades they are being enthusiastically re-discovered, re-embraced, and in many way re-invented by the current young generation of electronic musicians. Such reflected synergy into the present led to my invitation (as well as this installation’s name), as did the match between the aesthetic and technical grandeur of a large heavily-patched modular synthesizer and the huge mélange of custom, elegantly-kludged electro-mechanical systems that surrounded the tokamak. Similarly, the researchers’ quest to manage the chaotic nature of an energetic plasma (as expressed inside the tokamak’s torus during the peak of plasma confinement) resonated with my efforts to ‘sculpt’ my autonomous and likewise chaotic huge synthesizer patch into a definable aesthetic.

As I have my PhD in high-energy physics (having worked at CERN at various times between the late 70s and early 90s) in addition to having designed, built, and used electronic music systems of various sorts over the last 45 years, I was anticipating having access to actual Alcator data and using it in the patch that I would compose when the installation would go live in late March of 2018. My plasma physics colleagues resonated with this idea, and I was provided with several waveforms coming from various sensors on the tokamak acquired during its record-breaking run from a few years ago, when Alcator C-Mod had attained the largest recorded plasma pressure. Listening to this data as audio, I was immediately transfixed. This didn’t sound like bland digital noise, but instead felt alive – some strange kind of muted rattlesnake here, burbling life forms on a weird water planet there, perhaps other samples evoked the barely scrutable control room of an alien spaceship. These sounds, played at various rates and filtered into audible bands, were strongly otherworldly. This dictated the flavor that I’d strive for in my patched composition. Accordingly, I loaded banks of Alcator’s waveforms into an array of Eurorack samplers that I could control from processes running in my synthesizer. While most of these signals were used as direct audio, some were adopted for modulation envelopes and slow control – the tokamak cycle exhibited a variably noisy build-and-release structure as the magnetic fields were ramped up to concentrate the plasma before it went terminally unstable, which worked well here.

My patch evolved considerably during the installation, which ran from late April through late August of 2018. I worked on it weekly, and it achieved its ultimate balance between form and complexity by the beginning of July. At the end, I used every patch cord that I owned (on the order of 700) and nearly all modules in the synth, in addition to an assortment of outboard effects and commercial Eurorack modules that I coaxed to work with my system. Towards the end, when I was starting to run out of cords and hardware capacity, I resorted to kludging in simple wires and electrical components hanging in the air between modules to attain effects and sounds that I still wanted but didn’t have the modules available to make. This was the most extensive and ambitious synthesizer patch that I’ve yet composed – it pushed me to extremes of being simultaneously a composer, synthesizer musician, engineer, and scientist. Having designed, built or custom-modified nearly everything in my setup creates a special rapport for me that goes deeper than interaction with commercial synthesizer equipment – my system has its own unique capabilities and quirks that reflect my personal audio nuances and what I want to achieve with them.

At various stages during the 4-month run of this installation, I digitally recorded the patch’s stereo mix – in all, I have archived probably on the order of 60 hours of audio. The excerpts provided in this video all came from different sections of this long set of recordings. Aside from cross-fading between different excerpts, there was no manual intervention or overdubbing in these clips – the sound was made entirely from the patch running on its own after I set it on its way, with updates and augmentations I made every week or two based on ideas I got while listening to it stream online. The video also features a brief example of some of the raw plasma data sounds that I used."

And in the studio:

Synth Patch For Chaos Unit, Sitar Pedal, and NightSky'ed Keyboard (August 2021)

video upload by ParadisoModular

"In the summer of 2021, I put in a synth patch to test out my newly-arrived Sitar Pedal as well commemorate the tweaking/repair of my voltage-controlled chaos module. This was a very simple patch compared to my usual - nothing too deep or thought out, and the master sequence is a bit shallow - but it has its vibe. Plus, at 2:30 in, I added a keyboard line over what the patch was doing. This was all live - the synth patch ran autonomously and I just recorded as I played - no preparation, overdubbing, or refinement here - hence it's raw and not even close to what I'd term finished or a 'demo' - but I kinda like its intrinsic 'hopeful' feel.

The basic sequence is running through the sitar pedal, which locks on fine (it can separate the drone sounds and re-synthesized lead into separate channels). I'm running a fixed tone also through my chaos generator, which I move in a complex way into and out of stability - it locks onto subharmonics or devolves totally/partially into noise as it sweeps. This sound goes through several signal processing paths that periodically fade in, involving filters, unstable phase-locked loops, and a Boss guitar synthesizer pedal (which does wonderfully noisy gyrations as it tries to lock onto the chaos signal between stable moments).

At that time, as opposed to collecting Eurorack modules, I was slowly accumulating and modifying pedals - pedals are all about modifying an input sound in interesting ways, and which generally appeals to me (I hack them, of course, to accept voltage control in different ways).

The only keyboard sound here (aside from one chord and arpeggio at the end) is from the little cheezebox Casio 'toy' that the Minskys gave me at a Media Lab event some years ago - I abandoned my more sophisticated synths for this one in this piece, as it fits easily on your lap (that's how I played it in the excerpt here) and it sounds amazing if you feed it through one of the new complex reverb/echo/delay pedals like the NightSky or Micropitch (those pedals can put any sound into an evocative space).

The video is indeed of this patch and me playing atop it (shot while I was holding the phone in my other hand), but it's not the live segment that you hear in the piece, so pardon if things don't line up entirely, but you get the vibe.

OK - I figured I'd let this one get a bit of air in case it hits some resonance... It radiates a bit of melancholic positivity, which is something we all relate to these days."

New ADDAC System ADDAC405

video upload by DANIELE

"The star of this video is ADDAC405 by ADDAC System. Most of the things I explain in this video are taken from the manual as I believe it's very well written and easy to understand. In this video I'm just showing a couple of things you can do with this gate/trigger and cv generator, inspired by 'Relabi'."

via ADDAC System

In 2009 John Berndt coined and defined the term Relabi in his essay “Relabi”: Patterns of Self-Erasing Pulse. These are his own words: “Relabi, Def.: The experience of a palpably coordinated plurality of events that appears to be cyclical but simultaneously suspends identification of a uniform pattern, preventing a resolved sense of pulse. Relabi therefore seems equally pulsed and unpulsed at the same time. It is an experiential gestalt, a quality of experience, greater than the sum of its parts (it forms a sustained unity in experience, albeit of a new kind).”
He also makes the question: “Why would anyone want this Relabi experience? I maintain that much of what is exciting in musical forms involves an interplay between the setting up and denying of pulse expectations.”

Inspired by this idea we developed this module that is both a gate/trigger and cv generator that can be freely used to trigger events or act as a complex modulation source. Four Sine LFOs are internally generated, each has controls for gain, frequency and mute(off). These 4 LFOs are then mixed together to generate what Berndt named the “Relabi Wave”. This “wave” becomes a complex bipolar CV source. This ±5v bipolar “wave” can be monitored on the 2 dedicated leds and is also available at its own Output.

Make sure to check the User's Guide for indepth description, working behaviour and diagrams.

This module will also be available as a full DIY kit.

Tech Specs:
4cm deep
100mA +12V
40mA -12V

Note: All specifications and features are subject to change without previous notice.

Living on UDO: Super 6 80ies demo - Living on Video Trans-X cover

video upload by Wine&Synths

"A demo track I made with the UDO Super 6 Synthesizer during my first review back in January. I thought it would be worth to use it as a teaser for my upcoming UDO Super 6 DESKTOP review!
Obviously, this day I was inspired by Trans-X and their legendary hit 'Living on video'."

℗ & © Wine&Synths 2022 a project by

Shine On You Crazy Diamond - A Pink Floyd classic Minimoog lead sound recreated on a MiniMod system

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"How to guide with Patch Sheets: An interpretation of the classic lead sound from the intro to Pink Floyd's 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part 1', which is believed to have been recorded using the Minimoog synthesizer. The AJH Synth Mini Mod system is a Eurorack modular recreation of this classic analogue synth, and in this video just the modules from the standard Mini Mod system are used to create the lead sound. An additional, simple background drone is created using another system, comprising 3 VCOs, Wave Swarm, Ring SM and Sonic XV Diode Ladder Wave filter.

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

00:00 Intro
00:32 Shine On... Part 1 Intro
02:43 Patch sheet - Lead
02:54 Patch Sheet - Drone

(Download -
Green dots show approximate pot and switch positions. Pots and switches that do not have green dots are not used in this patch, and should be left at their zero or off positions.
This patch uses only the modules contained within a standard MiniMod voice, which is the equivalent of a Minimoog, simply for a little more authenticity, as this is the synth that was believed to be used on the original Pink Floyd recording. The version here is our interpretation of it, and not intended to be an exact match, so opinions will differ as to the setting used, but we feel it's pretty close. For example, it's possible the Minimoog's MOD MIX control was used on the original to mix VCO 3 and Noise modulation to affect the pitch and filter, but here it would require an additional module to mix both signals, and simply adding Noise as audio sounds very similar, whilst allowing greater control of both.

Perfect Circuit Sessions : Jaws of Love (Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives, FT. Omatola, & Mark Nieto )

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Join us for a performance from the Burbank Showroom from JAWS OF LOVE's latest EP; Patricia

Jaws of Love is the Solo Project of Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives,

Joining Jaws of Love is vocalist & performer Omatola, (@omatola) as well as Mark Neito (@combatmusic)

Check out the album and catch Kelcey on tour this June :

'Patricia' Lyric Video :

Gear List :

UDO Audio Super-6 :
Arturia Drumbrute Impact :
Shure SM-7B :
Death By Audio Rooms :
Red Panda Raster & Particle 2 :"

DB-01 Bassline: One pattern, 20 sounds (no talking)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"On a recent video one comment said 'Cool machine, but it only has one sound'. The truth or otherwise of that here is in the ear of the beholder. With the very distinctive Polivoks filter and a single oscillator maybe every sound does sound a bit the same? And this is a bass synth after all. But to my ears there is a lot of difference. At the very least the different settings emphasize different parts of the pattern, in this case the pitchmod drum-like thumps and the noisy highs.

If you want to replicate any of these sounds make sure to connect the CV out to the filter CV in for the classic filter tracking effect. Without it the settings here will sound very different.

And yes, the Space Echo does add a whole extra layer on top, but it's reasonably subtle and the settings remains unchanged the whole way through. Am also thinking I should give the Space Echo a try on the LXR-02 - any votes for that?

0:00 One - Square
0:47 Two - Shakey
1:02 Three - Ramp
1:52 Four - Skinny
2:03 Five - Drive
2:23 Six - Harsh
2:43 Seven - Squelch
2:56 Eight - Poke
3:26 Nine - Noise
3:38 Ten - Dirt
3:56 Eleven - Discord
4:10 Twelve - Noise
5:00 Thirteen - Filth
5:38 Fourteen - S&H
6:13 Fifteen - Bandpass
7:10 Sixteen - Vocal
8:13 Seventeen - Zap
8:26 Eighteen - Unison
8:40 Ninteen - Smooth
8:50 Twenty - Grit
9:07 Twenty-one - Hollow

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:"


video upload by thenoiztemple

venue: Emmit's Place
Noiz circuit:
DirtyWave M8
Hologram Electronics microCOSM
1010Music BlueBox - Master MIDI clock for the entire circuit
FaderFox PC12 - controlling all the levels and FX of the BlueBox, M8 and Polyend TRACKER
for more noiz:

New In Box ROLAND JP-08 & JX-03 Boutique Synths

JP-08 via this auction

JX-03 via this auction

Note these are supporting member listings, as well as the previous five auction posts.

MOOG VX-351 & VX-352 Voyager Expander Modules

VX-351 SN 2186 via this auction

VX-352 SN 0469 via this auction


via this auction

MOOG VOYAGER RME (Rack Mount Edition) SN 2202

via this auction

KORG KRONOS 88-Key Music Synthesizer Workstation SN 202114

via this auction

Note this is a new supporting member listing.

KORG Z1 - Analog Modeling 12 Voice Synthesizer SN 002275

via this auction

Waldorf Q Rackmount Synthesizer SN 1410260000173

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3

via this auction

The pics reminded me of this one. Window pic w/ same type of succulent plant.

Yamaha CS-30L Monophonic Synthesizer SN 1904

via this auction

ELEKTOR Formant synthesizer with some nice mods

via this auction

"1970’s Netherlands DIY ( the Magazine “Elektor” provided the schematics and parts )

With added CV and GATE input on female stereo jack, and PORTAMENTO added to the modules ( really nice big vintage knob for timing adjustment )

It originally came with a keyboard ( see last two pics ) which connected to the unit, I still have it ( not working but easy fix ) and I can send it with the unit for free, it’s a 5 octave board though so shipping will be substantially higher.Since I added CV/gate input and portamento I never looked back,so I didn’t fix it.

Two extra non original modules: phaser and pano ( panning module ) are installed, the phaser works but I never really “got it” as it doesn’t really seems to “phase”.

Included are also a bunch of patch cables, the original Dutch manual, and a diagnostics cable which connects to the modules and modules chassis, so you can work on the module outside of ther housing.

Everything is working, with maybe a minimal scratchy pot or switch or two, but for around 50 years old it’s in absolutely great shape! Nothing dramatic

The wood-laminate has a few 'missing pieces'"


No. 1072 via this auction

19 Pages 6 x 8.5”  

1976 w/ the Gnome via this auction

19 Pages 6 x 8.5”  

1980’s Moog Opus 3 Paraphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Someone tried to clean it that left a white haze look on the front."


via this auction

Listed at $299.00, but with damaged side panel.

Korg Wavestate Jam - Wide Binary

video upload by Waveformer

"Here's a live improvised jam on the Korg Wavestate where I use a custom patch with four independent layers and play around with the wave sequences and other sound design elements during the jam.

The audio is recorded to SD card on the KP2S and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on an iPhone X. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 17.

Gear used:
- Korg Wavestate
- Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S (for recording)"

EaganMatrix Eurorack by Haken Audio

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"The EaganMatrix is a eurorack module with a remarkable built-in synth engine that's also featured in the Haken Slim Continuum and ContinuuMini. It has four CV inputs that control 'note on' (W), pitch (X), expression (Y) and pressure (Z). It has over 500 patches on board which offer amazing sonic renders of strings, plucks, pads, choirs, physical models and a wide array of effects that are just made for feedback. In the Eurorack universe it's a mono experience, but the EaganMatrix serves eight voice polyphony. So notes aren't just cut off, they have their own independent envelopes. There are four 'bespoke' control inputs (I, II, III and IV) which offer tailor-made control over a patch. Their function depends on that patch, e.g. a custom control can affect reverb, feedback, filtering, or all at once through functions. The eight voice polyphonic engine can be 'read' by the EaganMatrix Editor (a Max application) and allows you to create your own patches and save them to the module. It's not a VST, the EaganMatrix can run without a PC or Mac. However, when you patch it up with an MPE midi controller (e.g. the Linnstrument, Sensel Morph or Seaboard RISE) the module turns into a full blown Continuum synth with eight voice polyphony. The module is not exactly a bargain, but it offers you a breathtaking sonic journey that could keep you occupied for decades."

t a r d i g r a i n

video upload by Perplex On

"I had the great honor to work on this for the last couple of weeks to create a promo video for the updated version of Tardigrain @humbletune , a lovely granular synth app for iOS. This project included outdoor projections with floating particles in the dark exploring and unveiling the beauty of nature, just like the grains of granular synthesis allow for exploring and unveiling the beauty of sonic landscapes. Next to the video part i created the music using #tardigrain obviously for all the melodic pads and clicks and #hammerhead for the drums."

Arturia Prophet-5 V Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

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

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