MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 14, 2022

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Quick test after rearranging folding 5U modular

video upload by John L Rice

"I’ve been battling home repairs lately and needed to do something simple and quick for my own sanity and to let all of you know I’m still alive! 🤓 Melody is played off camera on an Arturia Keystep but everything else is in view and from, Moon Modular, Synthetic Sound Labs, Grove Audio, Analog Craftsman, Laurentide Synth Works, and patched with the new Tendrils Cables 1/4” patch cords. 👍 #modularsynthesizer #electronicmusic"

New Euphoria DIY Semi-Modular Desktop Synth by ST Modular

video upload by Stefan Tretau

Details via ST Modular

Coming soon..

A semi-modular analog desktop-synthesizer

Featuring a dual complex oscillator characterized by simple and clear operation and uncompromised sound

Designed as an instrument that can be built, exolored and learned

DO IT YOURSELF! EUPHORIA is only available as a DIY-project and was designed to be built by passionate builders. It consists of fourteen individual circuit boards that are mounted on one controller board



Two Voltage Controlled Oscillators with classic waveforms, waveshapers, sub-octaves and a noise source. Convenient sliding potentiometers for volume control of the waveforms. Based on the famous CEM3340 chip and a newly developed wave-shaping tone generator.


Play notes with a 5-STEP trigger and CV sequencer and an additional 4-STEP CV sequencer. Transpose and change the length of a sequence, control the tempo via CV, add swing or sequence manually with the push of a button.


Seamlessly blend the oscillators manually or by CV. Insert external audio and pass it through the Filter or internal Reverb. VARI BOARDS are interchangeable boards, each offering a different functionality. Choose the VARI BOARD that meets your requirements.


Each oscillator is processed by a filter-based low-pass gate (PLG) and both are optionally routed through an internal AC-coupled VCA. Use the internal ADSR envelope to shape and express your sounds.


Get your sounds moving with the internal CV-controllable LFO and the Buchla 281e-inspired function generator. Multiply, invert and amplify your signals with a buffered multiple and an additional DC-coupled VCA.

Plan-B system at Noisebug

video upload by NOISEBUG

"We have collect enough modules over the past few years to finally build out our Plan-B system.

Here are a few video clips on the system in action."

Black Model John Bowen Solaris SN 00320

via this auction

Jupiter-8 ''Such A Shame'' elephant sound research 1 | Oberheim OB ''It's My Life'' tugboat sound research 1

video upload by SynthMania

"Ongoing research. This is version 1.
(FX used: Eventide SP2016 plugin; Cubase mono delay.)"

Oberheim OB ''It's My Life'' tugboat sound research 1

video upload by SynthMania

"Ian Curnow tells us that the famous "tugboat" sound in 'It's My Life' was played by Tim Friese-Green on an OB-X. I don't have an OB-X, but I have an OB-Xa in the studio. Gets pretty, pretty close."

Sequential Prophet 6 Tutorial Lesson 2: Oscillators

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

EthanJamesMusic Sequential Prophet 6 Tutorial Lessons

"This is a tutorial series for anyone who wants to learn how to do their own sound design using the Sequential Circuits (former Dave Smith Instruments) Prophet 6 synthesizer. The goal is to break this subject down into understandable and digestible bits of information that you can apply to your own electronic music. I am primarily a media or film composer, so we will learn ambient, techno, and EDM style sound design using the synth.

This second video shows some of the options with the oscillator section of the synth. Please leave a comment with any questions or requests and a like if this was helpful.

If you enjoyed this, please consider supporting my Patreon:"

13 de julio de 2022 - Sequential Prophet 10 Clipping Tests

video upload by Friendly Noise

"I was a little concerned about some comments I read in forums about the Prophet distorting internally. It’s not that internal distortion/saturation is a bad thing (it’s magical on the Jupiter 4), but it’s definitely an issue if the synth was not designed to saturate and it does. So I connected the Prophet 10 to an oscilloscope and took a look at the waveforms…"

Easel Practice 7 14 22

video upload by Todd Barton

"the practice continues . . ."

Eurorack jam featuring Virt Iter Legio, Librae Legio

video upload by Noise Engineering

"Patrick O'Brien, our Ambassador to the Stars here at Noise Engineering, builds this dark ambient modular synth jam featuring the Virt Iter Legio stereo oscillator and Librae Legio dynamics processor.

Modules in this case:
ALM Pamela's NEW Workout
Mutable Instruments Ripples
Noise Engineering Quantus Ampla
Noise Engineering Electus Versio
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas
Noise Engineering Virt Iter Legio
Noise Engineering Horologic Solum
Noise Engineering Vox Digitalis
Noise Engineering Mimetic Digitalis
Toppobrillo Stereomix
Noise Engineering Librae Legio

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Exploring and sharing engaging ideas in sound, music, and synthesis
• Eurorack, 5U
• VST3, AU, AAX plugins
• Reason Rack Extensions"

Starry Night (chill Lo Fi hip hop on a Yamaha QY70)

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"This is an attempt at creating a typical #lofihiphop track on an ancient piece of kit, the #yamahaqy70. I tried to incorporate all the hallmarks of the genre: downtempo beat, dreamy piano, sub bass, subdued guitar fragments and of course spades of reverb."

Lo-Fi hip hop techniques on a Yamaha QY70 (tutorial)

Table of contents:

00:00 preview/intro
00:30 creating a beat
02:31 groove templates
03:03 effects send
03:25 changing the drum kit
03:43 low pass filter & resonance on the drums
04:23 disclaimer/shoutout
04:45 bass
05:53 sub bass
06:46 piano
07:39 building a big reverb effect
08:59 adding some ambient noise (rain)
09:30 adding continuous data to make the rain sound less static
10:45 sound example: QY70 only
11:43 important things to consider
12:09 finished track (recorded on ZOOM R20, external effects/compressors/eq, guitar)
17:15 bye-bye

Wavparty - Polysix sample pack

video upload by wavparty

"Get it now for free:"

Free Acid/303-Style presets for Spire, Serum, Repro, Pigments, Omnisphere

video upload by Anton Anru

"Welcome to the collection of 50 Free Acid/303-Style presets for popular VST-plugins: U-He Repro, Xfer Serum, Arturia Pigments, Reveal Sound Spire, Spectrasonics Omnisphere (10 presets for each synth).

The presets are made for 303-Style MIDI Patterns, but you can use them for any purposes.

The collection includes classical 303-Style tones, as well as more complex sounds that can't be recreated on the original 303-machine - they use several oscillators, different types of filters, LFOs, unison, effects and so on.

The timbres are suitable for many genres: Acid, Rave, Techno, House, Trance, Downtempo, Lounge, Breakbeat, Jungle, Hardcore, Industrial, Dub, Electro and others.

ModWheel is set for all presets. It makes the sound brighter, wider, longer. The presets are velocity-sensitive. For the correct result, use velocity value 65 for regular notes, and 127 - for accents.

All timbres are monophonic. Envelopes and slide are in Legato Mode.

Make sure you are using the latest versions of the plugins.
Installation instructions for each synth are inside the pack.

The pack is free, but any donation is appreciated.
🎁 Get the presets:

00:00 Reveal Sound Spire
01:01 Arturia Pigments
02:13 U-he Repro-1
03:17 Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
04:26 Xfer Serum"

Korg MS-2000 - Synth Strings & Ambient Atmos (demo)

video upload by LFOstore

"4 voices...
Someone thinks that its not enough to play polyphonic sounds, especially Pads,Strings. But 4 voice synthesizers shows opposite - MS2000,MicroKorg, Microfreak can make beautiful polyphonic sounds using only 4 notes.

In this demo we are showing custom sounds from our latest soundset 'Cinematica'

in combination with Valhalla DSP Supermassive software reverb.


Korg Radias "Cosmica" - 64 Presets (Private Collection)

video upload by LFOstore

"Imagine Korg Radias as a Hero of Science Fiction Movie.
How it can sound? Warm? Authentic? Add famous sounds & you are here.

Introducing: "Cosmica" soundset with one of the deepest patches you heard on Korg Radias


By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation.

64 professional handcrafted patches with mod wheel & velocity controllers.

Lush & Massive Strings
Deep Atmospheric Pads
Complex Sequences & Arps
Beautiful Immersive Keys
Reach Polyphonic Sounds
Re-creation of famous Synth Sounds

No more strange factory presets with tones of effects & no more unuseful sounds, all sounds are ready to go in your track!

Get ready for the new soundtrack ideas with your Radias & "Cosmica" pack!"

Seven Famous Roland Synth Sounds - Tutorial

video upload by Alex Ball

"Roland recently bundled together five of their plug-in / plug-out synthesizers into a package called the 'Analogue Polysynth Collection'.

I thought it would be fun to take seven famous songs that used the original hardware and recreate the sounds using the equivalent software and explain how they were made.

0:00 Intro
1:36 The Human League - Dreams of Leaving
3:04 Depeche Mode - Tora Tora
4:34 Gary Numan - I Dream of Wires
7:03 Michael Jackson - Thriller
8:29 Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It
9:15 Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
10:04 Tame Impala - Eventually" Studio 33 Walnut

via this auction

A monolith of modular.

Oberheim Matrix-6R Analog Rackmount Polysynth Module

via this auction

Nice black & white shots.

"This classic polysynth is in as near-mint condition as you’re likely to ever find. Basically unused. That classic John Carpenter soundtrack sound, with crazy deep mod matrix and bitimbrality. These days editors in VST and iOS make it easy to edit its depths. Comes with original power cable, printed manual, extra patches on CD-ROM."

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak w/ Volt/Vol+ pg Programmer

via this auction

"The expander also has edit modes for its own built in arpeggio/sequencer.

The editor workflow is pretty great. You can really open this at synth up and make new presets quickly. Edit attack, decay, LFO, waveforms, and other perimeters all with a touch of a dial, instead of menu diving.

Everything works 100% as it should.

Some scuffs here and there, one key was repaired and a few slightly misaligned, but this synth still plays great. See photos for more details."

See 3rd to last key.

Fender Chroma Polaris

via this auction

"Fender Chroma Polaris in excellent working condition. Membrane has been replaced and the unit has been serviced by a reputable local synth technician. There are some minor marks on it, normal wear and tear with a unit this old. Includes power cable.

This synth is *very* heavy for it's size (42 lbs!) - a lot of metal, but extremely well-built. Such a cool sound, only selling because I have 2 of them. :)"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Bugbrand Board Chirper

via this auction

Open Labs DBeat Computer drum machine sampler synth

via this auction

"Its basically a computer and has tons of vst's installed. The touch screen and all knobs work. The software appears to be stock."

Check out a video from 2009 here, and a handful of posts here. The DBeat was introduced in 2009 and Open Labs went under in 2010, with new owners shortly after. Open Labs was first featured on the site back in 2007, "brigging sexy back" with the Timbaland Special Edition MiKo LX. See the Open Labs site label for everything that has gone up over the years. Note a ton of videos are gone as that is the unfortunate nature of people and the internet. History lost into the ether... The posts remain as a record of that history.

Elektron Monomachine Sounds Only, No Talking

video upload by MKDVB

"The Elektron Monomachine is one of the most unique and distinctive synths ever made. Here are some tracks I've made with it, sounds only no talking, and broken down in solo, no external FX, and also in full track so you can hear exactly what it's doing. One of my favorite synths ever!

Gear used in this video:
Elektron Monomachine (SFX II)
Moog Matriarch
Roland Juno 106
Roland V-Synth
Sequential Circuits Pro 3
Synthstrom Deluge

00:00 Demo 1 demo (all tracks MnM)
00:27 Demo 1 full track
00:45 Demo 1 synth brass solo
00:56 Ambient demo 2
01:05 Guess which tracks are MnM?
02:18 MnM warm delay
02:33 Demo 3 full track MnM + Pro3
02:49 No ext FX
03:00 All MnM, no Pro3
03:15 Synth p-lock
03:18 Drum arp SID mode
03:28 Demo 4 Full track MnM + Matriarch
03:40 MnM only
03:46 Beats only
03:52 Full track
04:18 MnM only + Moog delay
04:26 MnM only
04:33 MnM lead sound only
04:46 Demo 5 MnM Synth hook only
05:00 RIP Sophie
05:18 Full demo track"

Töörö multitimbral synth, with OXI ONE and Bluebox

video upload by Waveformer

"The Töörö is a four-part multitimbral hybrid analog/digital synth with a small footprint. In this jam/tutorial, I demonstrate how you can set up the Töörö to get separate audio outputs for each of the four parts, sequence the four parts individually with the OXI ONE sequencer and mix the parts individually with the Bluebox mixer. The configuration is explained as text overlays in the video.

My music on Bandcamp:

The audio is recorded to SD card on 1010music's Bluebox mixer/recorder and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on a Canon EOS M50 mk2 with the included EF-M 15-45mm lens. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 17.

Gear used:
- Töörö from Fred's lab
- OXI ONE from OXI Instruments
- 1010music Bluebox audio mixer and recorder

Audio connections:
- Töörö - Bluebox, using both the two stereo line outs and the main stereo out

MIDI connections:
- OXI ONE - Töörö"

ROLAND D-550/D-50 Sound Demo VALHALA CARD (Only Playing/No Talking)

video upload by Eaglechild

"Sorry everyone. This demo was supposed to be longer, but when I noticed the camera was not recording the second part.
I will do more demos of this synth soon.

ROLAND D-550 is the rack version of the classic Roland D-50.
This came out in 1987 and can be listened in many 80s artist recordings.
An absolutely gem."

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

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