MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Moog Mavis Synthesizer Review & Sounds

video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's review of Moog's Mavis.

Intro: 00:00
Architecture: 1:47
Oscillator: 3:11
Filter: 5:20
Wave Folder: 7:44
Modulation: 13:02
Patchbay: 16:08
Eurorack Use: 22:16
Patches: 24:03
Conclusion: 27:36

All synth sounds and music in this video were created using the Mavis."

Moog Mavis Synthesizer - Sounds Only

"The sounds only companion video to Donald Jordan's review of the Moog Mavis.

Patches: 00:00 Oscillator: 4:25
Filter: 6:35
Wave Folder: 8:57
Modulation: 12:36
Patchbay: 14:40
Mavis Jam: 18:22"

Making of Exploring a Hydrasynth Patch Evolution with Dominic Au

video upload by ASM Ashun Sound Machines

"Dominic Au breaks down the patch used in 'Exploring a Hydrasynth Patch Evolution'.
Original performance here: [posted here]

Patch download:
Cheat-sheet download:

00:00 Intro
01:18 Voice
02:27 Sounds Separation & Design
09:17 Mixing
11:15 Key & Chords
13:31 Mods & Macros
19:01 Perform Techniques
22:25 Outro"

KORG PS 3200 PROGRAMMABLE SYNTHESIZER - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Zerosum Inertia - Cenotaph

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Alesis HR-16 (circuit bent) running through a @zerosum_inertia CENOTAPH.
Medium-Slow triangle LFO going to the CV input of the CENOTAPH. Drums dry on the right channel, CENOTAPH in the left channel.

The Cenotaph is device meant for processing modular level audio signals.

Line level or guitar level signals will work but need to be fed into a signal amplifier to get signal to modular levels before entering Cenotaph.

If low level signals are used the results will sound like a bit crusher and be less stable and predictable which sometimes sounds cool,

but overall it is recommended to stick with modular level signals like VCO waveforms straight out of the VCO.

The audio signal is fed into two 6CB6 pentodes then into a 4046 PLL and 4013 Divider.

Switchcraft 1/4” jacks and NOS military surplus tubes used.

Hand wired and through hole assembly, PCB manufacturing, enclosure drilling and metal work all done in USA.

For most stable results the left knob should be full clockwise/pointing to the right when third/right switch is in UP position. If center switch is in UP position then it doesn’t matter where left knob position is.

It is recommended to start with all 3 knobs in full clockwise position and all switches down.

Left knob controlls PLL level.

Left switch controls PLL behavior mode.

Center knob controls PLL frequency.

Center switch routes PLL INTO divider when up,

PLL and Divider are in parallel when center switch is down.

Right knob controls divider level.

Right switch selects divide down by 4 when down, divide by 2 when up.

Only use 12V DC Center positive + power source providing at least 1500 mA.

Use the power source that comes with Cenotaph."

Moog Format Jam

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Demonstrating the new Frequency Central Berlin School sequencer and the new White Face Arp filter. These two modules are running through bot Moon delays, the 530 Digital Delay & the new 531 BBD Delay.

All drums are coming from our Analog Drum System created by Noisebug."

Moffenzeef Modular Stand-Up Comedy & Perfect Circuit Giveaway

Synth GIVE AWAY : Moffenzeef Modular : Stargazer + The Runner : Drone/Harsh Noise Synthesizers
video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Enter the contest here :

Check out Moffenzeef Modular :

Give Ross some applause and a follow on the social media and the like :

For the month of June we're giving away a combo of synths from Moffenzeef !"

Prophecy Vol 2 - Sequential Prophet 5 & 10 - Patches 61 to 80.

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Now -
Back with another Bank of 80 Patches for the Sequential Prophet 5 & 10. Here I am demonstrating Patches 61 to 80, first dry and then with Chorus and Delay.

This time, it's a little more harder, little more experimental at times, but still with that fantastic Prophet Sound.

I've made FX Presets to go along with all 80 Patches, so you can reproduce everything you hear in the video. There are 2 Free Plug-ins which are available for both Mac and PC.

1 - Blue Cat Audio Chorus - 2. Valhalla Supermassive -

All you need to do is insert the Blue Cat Chorus, then Supermassive and match up the Patch Numbers...That's it.

00:00 - Intro
00:42 - 61. Misfits GEO
01:48 - 62. Harmonix GEO
02:50 - 63. For Dave GEO
04:23 - 64. Synth Pop GEO
05:40 - 65. PPG GEO
06:44 - 66. Leap of Faith GEO
09:00 - 67. Gemini GEO
10:15 - 68. Date Night GEO
11:34 - 69. Magix GEO
12:25 - 70. Phoenix GEO
13:20 - 71. Her Smile GEO
14:26 - 72. Open Lead GEO
15:20 - 73. Super Sync GEO
16:14 - 74. Nebula GEO
17:44 - 75. Weak Pulse GEO
19:07 - 76. Short Bass GEO
19:45 - 77. Low Rider GEO
21:00 - 78. Bamboo GEO
21:57 - 79. Entrapped GEO
24:14 - 80. Ozone GEO"

Making synths play themselves [Generative Ambient Tutorial - Sequential Pro 3]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Tired of playing synths yourself? Why not teach them to play themselves so you have more time to explain to your significant other why you bought them. Let's learn some generative ambient patch techniques on the Sequential Pro 3! Settle in, grab a Yoo-hoo - it's a deep one.

**Download this patch for FREE**

0:00 - patch preview
0:14 - intro and why the Pro 3 is great for this
1:46 - starting from scratch
3:12 - A key principle of generative patches
7:14 - setting up a paraphonic sequence
9:47 - fun with pulse width
11:10 - making a better sequence
12:09 - much better
13:06 - modulating wavetables
14:04 - why the Pro3 usually sounds to aggressive
15:17 - bringing in the noize...
18:34 - panning as a destination
19:32 - accidental tip for creating more interesting patch ideas
22:02 - adding internal effects
23:55 - oh wait here's some reverrrb
24:41 - being very thrilled with myself
26:00- State Variable filter to put it over the top
29:00 - finishing touches
30:30 - OMGood GRAVY that's heavenly
32:34 - Download the Patch for FREE"

Cherry Audio Releases Rackmode Modules for Voltage Modular

via Cherry Audio

"Cherry Audio and MRB are delighted to announce the release of Rackmode Modules for Voltage Modular, a set of effects, oscillators, and filters inspired by a classic line of analog rack-mounted signal processors from the 1970s and ‘80s. Rackmode Modules are nine new modules exclusively for the Voltage Modular platform based on Cherry Audio's acclaimed Rackmode Signal Processors plugins released earlier this year.

The Rackmode components have been expertly adapted to the modular workflow and maintain the elegant look and heritage of the rack-mounted enclosures. Award-winning synth designer Mark Barton's (MRB) proprietary DSP coding reproduces every sonic nuance with circuit-precise emulations based on the original rack-mounted hardware.

Redesigned for Voltage Modular, these new modules extend the capabilities of Cherry Audio's Rackmode Signal Processors. Most modules are available individually or as the Rackmode Modules Collection for a special introductory price of $69 for the complete bundle (regularly $99). A 50% discount is available for customers who previously purchased the Rackmode Signal Processors VST bundle.

The modules include:
Rackmode 16 Channel Vocoder
Rackmode Vocal Source Oscillator
Rackmode Poly Vocal Source Oscillator
Rackmode Phaser
Rackmode Ring Modulator
Rackmode String Filter
Rackmode Frequency Shifter
Rackmode Ten Band Graphic EQ
Rackmode Three Band Parametric EQ

At an introductory price of $69, the complete Rackmode Modules Collection for Voltage Modular is the latest "must-have" bundle of modules for aficionados of vintage analog synthesis and audio processing. It's fully compatible with all versions of Voltage Modular, including our FREE Voltage Modular Nucleus Edition, with no operational limitations. The modules may be demoed with the full Rackmode Module Collection demo for up to seven days."

Noise Engineering Announces New Oscillator/DSP Modules and Platform

Virt Iter Legio and Librae Legio: A new module platform from Noise Engineering

video upload by Noise Engineering

"Legio is a 6HP platform module similar in concept to the Versio modules. Each release is fully compatible with all other Legio firmware and swappable for free through the Noise Engineering Customer Portal.

Open-source support through libDaisy is coming soon.

The first two modules on the Legio platform are available on June 23rd, with more coming soon!

0:08 Virt Iter Legio
By popular demand! First announced in 2020, Virt Iter Legio is a three-algorithm stereo oscillator with stereo phase modulation inputs and a vintage-inspired chorus. Love the NE oscillators on the Arturia MicroFreak or the Virt Vereor plugin? Just need it in Eurorack? Virt Iter Legio is the module for you.

Its simple interface and unique, immersive sound make it a staple for any style of sound design. Use the hard sync input to add an aggressive edge to sounds when synced to another oscillator, or try patching VIL’s left and right phase modulation inputs independently for even further sonic exploration in the stereo field: trust us, stereo PM is something you’ll want to hear. Turn on the beautiful, wide chorus and you’ll have an endless supply of beautiful sounds.

1:00 Librae Legio
Librae Legio is a dynamics processor designed to take a whole patch to the next level. Compression, expansion, limiting, noise gating, and two styles of gentle distortion: Librae is the perfect tool to bring your mix together. And while it can do extreme limiting and really squash your sounds together, we developed it with transparency in mind – whether you want to hard-limit a techno mix or gently bring the sounds in an ambient patch together, Librae is the end-of-chain dynamics processor you’ve been looking for."

Virt Iter Legio - stereo oscillator in 6HP from Noise Engineering

video upload by Noise Engineering

"0:05 Overview
0:51 Panels and controls
4:30 Patching example
6:00 Jam

Virt Iter Legio is a stereo Eurorack oscillator with a vintage-inspired chorus and phase modulation. Its three oscillator algorithms – Bass, SawX, and Harm – will be familiar to users of our free Virt Vereor plugin and of the Arturia MicroFreak, both of which have the same oscillator modes. Virt Iter Legio features independent left and right phase-modulation inputs, opening up opportunities for unique, gnarly sound design that takes over the stereo field, as well as a sync input for ripping hard-sync tones. Whether you want to create beautiful pads or hard-hitting bass, Virt Iter Legio’s massive sonic range will fit into any patch.

The Legio platform is our new 6HP platform. Any module in the Legio series can be swapped to any other in the series, completely free, at the Noise Engineering Customer Portal. Look for more additions to the platform, as well as open-source support. Learn more about the platform at the World of Legio:"

Librae Legio - dynamics processor in 6HP from Noise Engineering
video upload by Noise Engineering

"0:05 Overview
0:55 Panel and controls
2:18 FSU!!!
2:48 A/B tests
4:35 Jam

Librae Legio is a stereo Eurorack dynamics processor designed for the master bus with compression, limiting, expansion, and optional saturation. Whether you want to cleanly limit the full mix of your patch, add a little bit of color and dynamics with the expander and saturator, or completely crush a sound, Librae can do it all, and more – plus, it’s CV controllable. Librae Legio can process mono or stereo signals, and was designed to work with everything from drum breaks and bass loops to generative ambient soundscapes. Concerned that heavy compression will bring out noise in your mix? Librae Legio’s adjustable noise gate will keep your patch clean. It also features an adjustable sidechain filter that changes how the dynamics processor reacts to incoming sounds.

The Legio platform is our new 6HP platform. Any module in the Legio series can be swapped to any other in the series, completely free, at the Noise Engineering Customer Portal. Look for more additions to the platform, as well as open-source support. Learn more about the platform at the World of Legio:"

And the press release:

Noise Engineering announces new Legio platform including Virt Iter Legio oscillator and Librae Legio dynamics processor

Los Angeles, CA — Noise Engineering is back with two modules for a new 6HP Eurorack platform: Virt Iter Legio and Librae Legio.

Virt Iter Legio is a stereo oscillator with a distinct and versatile sound. Its three modes – Bass, SawX, and Harm – will be familiar to users of Noise Engineering’s free Virt Vereor plugin or those who have the Arturia Microfreak, both of which are based on the same algorithms.

Virt Iter Legio features independent left and right phase-modulation inputs, a sync input, and a lush vintage-inspired chorus. This small oscillator puts unique sounds right at your fingertips and makes them easy to manipulate within the stereo field. Virt Iter Legio works well for beautiful pads, hard-hitting basses, and leads that can be simple or otherworldly.

Librae Legio is a stereo dynamics processor designed for the master bus with compression, limiting, expansion, and optional saturation.

Librae Legio was designed to work with any type of patch. It’s great for limiting, compression, and expansion. Noise Engineering says they created it to be able to be applied as transparently as possible, but also so that you can crank the settings to really squish your sounds for maximal crunch. And of course they added a saturation stage that you can engage if you wish for some slight harmonic distortion: it adds a touch of color and some tape-like effects to louder elements. It’s also CV controllable and works great with mono or stereo signals.

The team had a great time testing this one on drum breaks, bass loops, hard techno, generative ambient soundscapes, and more. They also added an adjustable noise gate so that users could choose a setting to minimize noise accentuated by heavy compression in their patch. Librae Legio also has a sidechain filter that the user can set to change the behavior of the dynamics processing.

A platform a long time in the making
The Legio platform was first announced at NAMM 2020 with Virt Iter. The team mentioned that they’d heard from a lot of customers who were eager to get the module in their systems but parts shortages, supply-chain woes, and other problems meant multiple delays and redesigns of the product to make it work with available parts. The result was something even they were amazed with. In fact, while product testing is a job everyone on the team is excited about, they all agreed that they were unanimously over the moon with how these modules came out.

"The Legio platform brings the power of a reprogrammable and multifunctional module down to a 6 HP size, perfect for any system. It's an exciting development and we're thrilled to be able to share it with the world!" said Chief of Destruction Markus Cancilla.

World of Legio
Similar to the popular Versio platform, Legio is also an oscillator and DSP platform. By making a free account at the Noise Engineering Customer Portal (, users can change the functionality of the module, absolutely free. In essence, buy one module, get both of these, with more to come, according to the Noise Engineering team. For those who are interested in writing their own firmwares, open-source support will be released later this year. Learn more at the World of Legio page at Noise Engineering.

In just 6 HP, the Legio platform is a powerful and worthy addition to any system, small or large.
Notable features: Virt Iter Legio

● 6 HP and US$279, available and in stock
● 3 stereo oscillator algorithms: Bass, SawX, and Harm
● Independent left and right phase-modulation inputs
● Vintage-inspired chorus spreads sounds across the stereo field
● Incredibly accurate pitch tracking from -2v to +5v using an automatic self-
calibration process
● Oscillator/DSP platform: change the firmware on your module to a different
module on the Librae platform

Notable features: Librae Legio
● 6 HP and US$279, available and in stock
● Works in both mono and stereo
● Incredibly clean compression, expansion, and limiting
● Adjustable noise gate avoids unwanted noise when heavily processing sounds
● Configurable sidechain filtering changes how the processing reacts to your
● Optional saturation adds flavor to your mix
● Oscillator/DSP platform: change the firmware on your module to a different
module on the Librae platform

Availability/Pricing: In stock and shipping direct and globally to retailers June 23, 2022;

Tiptop Audio Buchla Source Of Uncertainty in the Works

via @tiptopaudio

"The beautiful pcb of the Source Of Uncertainty. Moving into production very soon."

Akai Introduces the MPC Key 61

video upload by AkaiProVideo

Echo Works #11: 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."

06.23.2022 Modulars

video upload by batchas

Novation Peak & Summit: 22 FREE Bass Presets. Sound Demo, No Talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Hybrid Bass' is a collection of 22 bass presets for Novation Peak/Summit.
There's a variety of bass tones: vintage and modern, soft and aggressive, slow and punchy, deep and bright...
The pack is free, but any donation is appreciated.
💾 Get the soundset:

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.

- Thoroughly set parameters
- ModWheel adds expression, it makes the sound brighter, longer, or wider.
- Animate 1 & 2 buttons change the color of a timbre, add movement, detune, or change envelopes
- Velocity controls loudness and brightness
- No Unison to preserve full polyphony
- Volumes are equalized for a comfortable browsing
- No user/third-party wavetables
- Made with love to Peak 💙

The presets are made on the Peak firmware version 2.0.
You should have the same (or higher/latest) version installed for the correct work of the presets.

Installation instructions are inside the pack.

Polyend Play and Polyend Tracker [A Little More Creative!]

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

▼CONNECT with me / SUPPORT creativity and good content▼

And a live stream:

Polyend Play ...and Chill!

303 acid basslines: Liquid Slow by Charlotte De Witte/Chris Liebing & Acid Tracks by Phuture

video upload by

"Drop acid not bombs!
In today's video we will teach you how to acid using the SHUTTLE SYSTEM with GROUND CONTROL combo. We will break down the baselines from tracks Liquid Slow by @Chris Liebing and @Charlotte de Witte"

ARMON Concert | Vintage Italian Synth (1974)

video upload by Alberto Napolioni

"Improvisations on a incredible rare hidden gem from vintage italian synthesizers: the ARMONCONCERT!"

via this auction

RARE Elektron Blue Monomachine SFX-60 + MKII (Anniversary edition) 1 OUT OF 50

via this auction

"This is a collectors item. Only 50 Blue Monomachines were made. Tested in perfect working condition. Perfect aesthetic condition."

The SPS1-UW MKII was in RED.

Waldorf Q Rackmount Synthesizer SN 010925782

via this auction

"Original condition. 16 voices. Option for expansion board available (only original expansion, because first generation). Patina and minor paint damage on the surface, small scratches on the bottom."

Original Slate Blue Waldorf Q 61-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 4 49-Key Synthesizer SN 074530

via this auction

Korg 770 - Serviced w/ Midi SN 770933

via this auction

Open Labs Neko LX5 Synthesizer Workstation

via this auction

Vintage DrumFire DF500 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Analog DrumFire DF500 Five Channel Synthesizer Mixer with box and cables."

1979 Crumar Performer Synthesizer Keyboard SN 717

via this auction

Aurora Tutorial 2: Shift Menu and Config options

video upload by Qu - Bit

"In the first video on Aurora, we got into the basics of this unique spectral reverb, but in this video, we are going deeper into the cosmos. Learning how to use the shift button unlocks some very important functions, and we also get into editing the configurable text file on the USB drive to seriously level up your game with Aurora."

Qu - Bit Aurora Tutorials

Waldorf IRIDIUM Keyboard Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Volca FM 2 + Microcosm Music Making

video upload by Gabe Miller Music

"I make cold, ambient jams with the Korg Volca FM 2, Hologram Microcosm reverb, delay, and glitch pedal, and Novation Circuit Tracks."

Eric Schlappi - This Is Not My Grave


"Music video for This Is Not My Grave from the upcoming album Peeling Deck Plates.
Music is by Eric Schlappi made with Schlappi Engineering eurorack modules and a Metasonix D2000 drum machine.
Video is also by Eric Schlappi utilizing video feedback with a video modular system composed primarily of LZX and Syntonie modules."

Franz Kreimer Keys is jammin´with the Ensoniq MR Rack

video upload by Franz Kreimer Keys

"A short Track with my Ensoniq MR Rack Synthesizer.
Most of the Sounds are part of the Urband Dance Project Expansion.
The MR Rack is a relay cool Synthesizer with a lot of Transwaves.
If you have questions, leave a comment."

Tutorial: Preset Design on a Roland JV-1080 | CONFORCE

video upload by Conforce

"Preset Design tutorial with a Roland JV-1080/2080 hardware in combination with the Coffeeshopped Patchbase Editor. This used to be a Patreon exclusive tutorial so it's not flashy, just informative!"

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

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