MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 1, 2022

Friday, July 01, 2022

Perfect Circuit Stream : Roland SP404 MKII Ambient Jams w/ Brian

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Check out more about the SP-404 MK2 here :"

Nymphes and Linnstrument Etude

video upload by riotbell

"This is a little study piece on the Nymphes. I'm trying to encourage myself to practice more frequently on the Linnstrument by creating these short videos.

Thanks for listening!"

Mu-Tron Bi-Phase - Vintage Analog Phaser - Pro-Serviced SN 04392

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings

Analog U.S also has replacement knobs. Note you can find their banner on the right of the site. If you are ever looking for spare parts for your vintage analog gear, check them out. They have a variety of odds and end available, including badges, knobs, side panels, and witch caps. And they of course have vintage synths. You can find them on eBay here.

"This one is in good condition and working 100%. I didn't have the original foot-switch so I had one made. It works exactly like the original. It will be properly packaged when sold and will arrive in the condition as stated. Not sold as-is!

Cosmetically- Nothing is mint in my opinion and this one is no exception. There are plenty of scuffs & scratches on it. Overall, I think it's in good condition. Please check out the photos. It has new knobs and some new screws. The switch knobs have faded due to age so they are a little darker than the new knobs.

Internally- Apart from any repairs, the unit has been disassembled and cleaned, all switches and potentiometers have been cleaned, the power supply has been rebuilt (all capacitors replaced), has new jacks, and it has a new foot-switch as mentioned. This may be updated!"

Interstellar Nebula Deep Sea Creature // Created with MidJourney

video upload by Genshi Media Group

""Interstellar Nebula Deep Sea Creature" created using the MidJourney artificial intelligence program. Soundscape created with the XAOC Devices Odessa Harmonic Oscillator."

Black 3109 VFC/VCA - Old Roland goodness for your modular!

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"The Erica Synths Black 3109 VCF VCA is an improved version of the filter used on the Junos, Jupiters and the SH101. This video goes through a number of sound and patching examples, (including my own crooning, lol).

Stay Noisy!"

Waldorf M Patches [Bank 1] by synth_nyc

The patches are available for purchase on Waldorf's site here.

"synth_nyc has been working with synthesizers since the mid-80s. He gained experience with MKS50, CS80, Jupiter-8, Waldorf Wave, Prophet VS and many more. His passion for synthesizers has remained to this day and he currently provides soundsets for "gsmusic" and, among others, an OB-E set for "gforcesoftware".

The soundset for M contains 128 impressive and versatile sounds from all musical genres. Many synth classics are represented and inspire creative excursions into the world of wavetables. Listen to the extensive sound demo, preferably to the end."

Famous Synth Filters From Moog, ARP, Oberheim & Korg: What's the Difference?

video upload by Reverb

"In this video, we take a look at the history and sound of 4 of the most iconic synthesizer filters of all time - from Moog, ARP, Oberheim, and Korg.
Read More & Shop Classic Synths on Reverb"

Stolperbeats, Roland R-5 and more! - 01/07/22

video upload by Signal Sounds

"All those things and more are available at:"

Vocoder 222 by Techninaro

video upload by Lackan

"This is a demo of the Vocoder 222 prototype by a Gothenburg-based developer. Inspired by the legendary Syntovox 222 it really sounds fantastic, not many knobs but instant sweet spots and that really old school analog vocoder sound."

"Vocoder 222 is a 100% analog 10-band vocoder inspired by the legendary Synthovox 222.

It is assembled in a sturdy high quality black powder painted metal case with a retro look.

Neutrik connectors and long life high quality potentiometers fastened to the case provides a great user feel.

The heart of this vocoder consist of about 500 surface mounted components. Thanks to modern and smaller components we achieved this compact size compared to old rack-mounted vocoders.
Its powered by a standard 5V USB battery pack for great mobility or a standard USB adaptor (not included - please use only high quality parts).

For now this is only a very limited run that can be purchased in Sweden only."

AnalogFX VXC-2220 Vocoder Based on the Syntovox 222

video upload by AnalogFX

AnalogFX VXC-2220

video upload by M01C Modular

"AnalogFX made the VXC-2220. A clone of the Synton 222 Vocoder. Both Dutch companies.
You can use it as a vocoder or as a filter bank. Using it as a filter bank requires attenuators, lfo's, or envelope generators.

0:00 Dry vocal
0:37 Vocoding voice
1:05 Different modulator
1:38 Vocoding beats
1:55 Different modulator
3:24 Spectral transfer
4:54 Noise through filterbank (LFO's/Chaos)
5:56 NW1 through filterbank (Envelopes)

In this demo I used MI Braids ( /| x 3) and MI Rings (Chords) as a carrier for the vocoder. Besides speech as a carrier, I used some simple 808-ish pattern. For the filter bank I used noise and a NW1 as the carrier. Used MI Peaks, MI Stages to trigger the filters (Synthesiser inputs) or 2hp LFO, Joranalogue Orbit3, Ginko TTLFO"

via this auction

"Nice clone of Syntovox 222 vocoder. V1 model, no phantom power on mic in. Used it for line (drum) processing anyway. Impressive spectral twisting but I don't have the room for it."

AnalogFX SER-2020 - Analog Formant Synthsizer - MPE Control - Based on the Synton Syrinx

video upload by AnalogFX

"The SER-2020 is a monophonic semi-modular analog synthesizer with a formant filter section, designed to use as standalone synthesizer or in combination with Eurorack modules. Based on the Synton Syrinx synthesizer and added the flexibiltity of an MS-20. The filter design features a combination of a 24dB/octave Low Pass Filter, and two independent Resonant Peak Filters for dynamic sound. The sound is ranging from solid bass to articulated formant effects. Other features of the SER-2020 are the multi-routable Touch ‘N Bend Control together with the MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) capabilities makes the SER-2020 a sensitive instrument. The 2flexible routing makes the SER-2020 a versatile machine for sound effects."

See the AnalogFX label below for more.

Akai Air OPx4 Plugin

Akai MPC OPx4 fm synth tutorial - digital tones video upload by Floyd Steinberg

First an overview by Floyd Steinberg. Further below, patch creation demos by Fortress of Sound.

"Alongside the 2.11 update for the MPC series, Akai released a powerful FM synthesiser plugin called OPx4. In this video, I create a patch step by step, taking a look at the operator matrix and other features.

00:00 intro
00:37 hello
01:02 installing the plugin
01:27 creating a plugin track
01:57 operator matrix, carriers and modulators
03:08 a simple operator setup
04:16 evolving pad: disable all modulation matrix entries
04:42 envelopes
04:57 modulator setup
05:30 lfo setup
05:55 operator 3 & 4 setup, submix
06:26 ... ratios
06:58 ... loudness
07:16 lfo 2 setup
07:31 effects setup, bus mix
08:04 filter setup
08:32 sample layer
09:00 macros
09:30 finished patch
10:25 important considerations
10:54 demo
12:15 bye-bye

Get 7% off on DistroKid with this link"

Akai Air OPx4 plugin. Let's Make a Bass Patch!

video upload by Fortress of Sound


Smack Bass Patch:

Akai Air OPx4 plugin. Let's Make an Ambient Patch!

video upload by Fortress of Sound


Nightmare Wisps patch:

Maschine+ and Maschine Jam combo demo

video upload by SynthAddict

"Simple demo with some fun live pitch experiments on 2 recent M+ live jams
Track 2 gets more weird and creepy. :-) - see chapters below ...

0:06 Track 1 - MJam played like a Circuit, plain audio
0:39 Track 1 - live pitch experiments, tune mode
5:35 Track 2 - plain audio
5:55 Track 2 - more pitch experiments, tune mode

Just got a Maschine+ and since they added the Maschine Jam compatibility to the M+ I wanted to do some quick pitch experiments that take the M+ to a whole new level without a computer."

Generative Ambient music in Ableton Live (free project file) | generative music for studying

video upload by CNTR RNDM

"Stumbled on this amazing @ANDREW HUANG modular twinkle jam (link below) the other day and it inspired me to try and achieve something similar in Ableton Live. Ableton is really great when it comes to generating and manipulating midi notes. It provides you with all these tools that let you manipulate midi events in so many ways. In fact, you could say that Ableton, at least kind of, is a / is like a modular synthesizer. @Seed to Stage has a really great tutorial on this topic (link below).
So, for this jam, I basically just used three instances of Wavetable (one for the lower notes, one for the mid notes, and one for the higher notes) and a TON of Ableton's midi fx to create and edit midi events, like, randomly. I also used @Ned Rush s probability tool (link below) to modulate note probability over time, you know, just to create some movement. And to top it off, I used the amazing Microtuner to create kind of a microtonal-I'm-a-bit-tipsy kind of vibe.
And the cool thing is, you can download the stock plugin version of the project file for free…have fun with it! Here's the link:

(little sidenote: this generative patch is BY NO MEANS perfect...I should have limited the range of the high notes here and there for please tweak it, improve it, do whatever you like and make it your own!!!)

While we're at it, why don’t you grab my free drums sample pack as well:

Feel free to check my other packs on gumroad as well:

All my samples and kits are copyright free - you can use them in your own productions, videos, whatever. If you make a cool track with one of my kits or sample packs, let me know!"

Blue Dawn 🧿 2 hours of modular synth for sleep/relaxation
video upload by SUTURE SOUND

Two DB-01s play "gentle" stereo (no talk)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"With identical machines it's tempting to play them as a stereo pair. Hard panning left and right with different sounds gives an interesting 1960s-style separation, although it can be offputting in headphones without a little stereo field "smoothing". For that I used the Zen delay in tape ping-pong mode and the Boss RV-6 stereo reverb. I was also keen to show the DB-01s playing "nice" lead sounds.

Starts off with both DB-01s on 32-step patterns. I then play the right-side unit in arp mode 1-octave with 90% gate. By not holding the notes down the entire time you allow the underlaying pattern to poke through every now and then which can add variation (nad in this case some percussive effect) depending on how each section is played. The DB-01s percussion sounds also appear to sound almost uniterupted because of the delay, despite playing the arp and overriding the pattern.

The second time around both units are in arp mode, with the left-side unit on a 10% gate. I also switch on the Zen's overdrive. I took down the volume of the overdrive section in the DAW since it adds a big boost. But there are absolutely no effects on the sound other than what you see. The patterns include quite a lot of pitchmod notes, accents and a little filter mod - almost a "Perkons-lite" style. (I'm really looking forward to that machine - even if it is blue. I'm convinced it shares quite a bit of sound-engine design with the DB-01).

You can hear the uneffected "dry" sound at the very end.

0:00 Patterns + 1 arp
1:00 Patterns + 2 arps
2:10 Dry sound

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

TEST SERIES Xaoc Devices Timiszoara And Katowice Eurorack Abstract Sound Design Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"TEST SERIES Xaoc Devices Timiszoara And Katowice Eurorack Abstract Sound Design

Creating abstract sounds with the Xaoc Devices Timiszoara And Katowice.

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

Interview with William Mathewson (WMD) - live transitions in Eurorack modular for live performance

video upload by WMDevices

"Playing a live set is a challenge and when it comes to live electronic music on hardware instruments, the set of challenges become unique. One of our goals here at WMD is to make instruments that are fun to interact with in real time, and get to be played like a traditional instrument. Another goal is to create tools that allow for preparation, making live performance less stressful and more fun.

In this video, Alex talks with William Mathewson, the WM of WMD (William Mathewson Devices), about how he prepares for a live set. We take an inside look at how he uses the WMD Metron, Voltera, and Rossum Assimil8or module to create a unique palette of sounds that moves subtly from one song to the next. William's style requires lots of preparation and for him to write an entire set worth of music at once in a linear fashion, rather than one song at a time, and much different than a totally improvised performance."

Four minutes with the KORG MAXI-KORG 800DV Analog Synthesizer (1975)

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-22 by RetroSound

supported by UVI:

The Korg Maxi-Korg 800DV Synthesizer from the year 1975 is one of my favorite analog synthesizers. The 800DV is duophonic with two separate synthesizer sections and different play modes. The legendary traveler filter with low pass and high pass and the powerful VCOs + Sub Osc sounds phat and dark.

Here can you find the full Maxi-Korg playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.

The Maxi-Korg playlist:"

Roland Fantom XR Rackmount Synth/Sampler

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

The front panel display faceplate is an interesting design choice by Roland.

Roland blurb:

"The Fantom-XR brings powerful sampling and synthesis to a convenient 1U rack module. With room for over 1GB of sounds, this affordable module sets a new standard for expandability. The 128MB internal wave ROM includes expressive new Patches like an 88-key split piano, plus room for six SRX expansions. Full-blown user sampling is also supported, along with .WAV/AIFF compatibility for loading samples via USB. And with PC Card storage, the Fantom-XR makes backing up data quick and easy.

Yamaha TX81Z Rackmount FM Tone Generator SN 30257 & OK01556

30257 via this auction

OK01556 via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Kind of interesting that the SN formats differ. 30257 has KM87 after it and OK01556 has KM88. Anyone know what they mean?

1980s Yamaha TX816 Monster FM Synthesizer Rack SN 3436

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"This ominous black box is 8 DX-7s in a rack mount case. 16 voices, 6 operators, and 32 algorithms per module. Tested in perfect working condition, includes 8 channel XLR to 1/4" snake and original manual."

DOEPFER A-155V Sequencer and A-154V Sequencer Controller Combo

via this auction

Teisco SX-210 61-Key Analog Synthesizer w/ MIDI SN T-6966

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

1976 Roland SH-3A Synthesizer SN 493324

via this auction

"Great condition early Roland synth with easy to use, tactile features that have made this series sought after. See all photos and notes below. It is working well, and is ready to use. Some controls a bit noisy so you may want to consider a good internal cleaning but its quite usable and sounds great as it is.

Serial #: 493324

This Roland SH-3A and is fully functional, all keys are working and sounds fantastic
Unit is in great shape with light wear. There are some scuffs and stains on the exterior.
Some controls are a bit noisy"

Sequential MAX

via this auction

KORG microKORG Limited All Black Edition w/ Original Box

via this auction

Moog Subsequent 37 Tribute Edition w/ Original Box

via this auction, also on Reverb

Bad Gear - Arturia Microfreak - Le Freak

video upload by AudioPilz

"Become a Patron and get access to music clips from the show, additional content, Bad Gear samples and even more AudioPilz madness

Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Arturia Microfreak. Is Le Freak a revolutionary hybrid synthesizer or yet another buggy nightmare?"

Moog One New Sounds and Preset Pack by Jamiroquai's Matt Johnson

video upload by Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"You can get my preset pack here"

Jannis Le Wolff - Talmoi (Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 + Arturia DX7 + Jun-6)

video upload by Jannis Le Wolff

"In this video I'm playing my song 'Talmoi' with the Vermona Perfourmer Mk2 and the V-Collection from Arturia (DX7 and Jun-6)

You can find the song on all Streaming platforms as well, which is where you will also find all future music I'll release."

Meng Qi Wing Pinger // Pingless Lullaby

video upload by Dexba


I've probably never wanted an instrument so much like the Meng Qi's Wing Pinger (and I can't wait to get the Wingie2 and expand everything with some modular gear in the future)

I am both a sine guy and a ping guy, I love sines, sweet curves, blipblops, perforating my ears with awesomeness!

So, I had to start somewhere, and I started from a... pingless little tune, on an instrument called PINGER: life's strange.

Recordings don't make justice to the experience; for a distracted listener it would probably sound like some strange phone tone moving around, but there is something magical about the approach, the experience of touching and subtle movements required to create delicate balances, both for the pinging and the FM interaction. But we start here today! Only a very minimal drop of Chase Bliss' CXM1978 for the reverb, conveniently cutting the booming basses, but I wanted to keep it clean!"

Live performance with Polyend Play and Eurorack (Bassline, Manis Iteritas, Basimilus and Versio)

video upload by Thoow

"I was slightly carried away during this performance, so please excuse the length of the video :-)

I used the new Polyend Play as the main sequencer for my modular system and of course as a sample player / drum machine for all things percussive. The Play is extremely fun and comes with a lot of performance tricks - but mostly for the sample section, the Midi implementation is pretty standard, but allows a very flexible routing to different chanels (USB or Midi) even within one track.

In my little setup I send two of the midi tracks are running into the Intelijel Midi module and from there to Erica Synths Bassline and Noise Engineerings Manis Iteritas. The midi clock is also used to trigger Pamela and a couple of other devices that need a proper clock.

The main voices are then send into Imitor Versio and finally into FX aid.

Everything is recorded live into Ableton (that is also playing a very subtle pad across the whole piece, modulated with a couple of LFOs.)"

Elektron Digitakt & Korg Modwave

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist

Modulation on the screen. The Modwave is Korg's wavetable synthesizer (PPG). The Wavestate is wave sequencing (Wavestation).

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