MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 4, 2022

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Roland SH3 vs SH3A: Direct Filter & Oscillator Comparison

video upload by Vintage Synthesizer Solutions

"This was filmed on very short notice, so apologies for the video quality. We had these 2 in the shop together and were exploring their significant sonic differences. We decided it deserved to be filmed and shared for others to reference.

@2:31 I accidentally leave the 3a on the sawtooth oscillator setting for a few seconds while playing the 3's (on top) square wave. I quickly realize this and adjust accoridingly shortly after." -- Tuning and parametersettings between the two seem off at times. Note the difference between :50 and :52 followed by later settings along with the differences mentioned above after 2:31. Still interesting from the perspective of hearing their raw sound / what they sound like.

New Noise Engineering modules in action!

video upload by NOISEBUG

Binaural 3D Audio with Neuzeit Quasar & Panic Girl

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Check out the Quasar HERE :

Eventide Misha sequencing our Plan B eurorack system!

video upload by NOISEBUG

Lower West Side Studio MultiMix Pro Prototype

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Lower West Side Studio tests its prototype Oakley MultiMix Pro.

The module features a new switch per channel with allows the channel to function as either a standard attenuator or a reversible attenuator.

This is extremely useful for mixing both audio and CV signals"

Mass Harmonic Excitement & Tonal Sculpting // Future Sound Systems FIL4 Timbral Sculptor

video upload by DivKidVideo

"Here we have the new Timbral Sculptor Eurorack module from Future Sound Systems. It’s a harmonic power house with both filtering (with multiple unique twists) and wave folding in one module. It features clever routing and an additional VCA to patch in extra voltage control or add further dynamics to your patch. There’s also an in built Audio FM which comes from Future Sound Systems deep diving into some quirks (faults?) in some of the early Korg filter designs and then exploiting them for additional musical processing. There’s both rectifying and folding (a second wave folder!) in the resonance path of the filter which really pushes the wave shaping potential of this into some unique wave shapes that would otherwise be hard to synthesise. Clever stuff!"

"The Timbral Sculptor from Future Sound Systems together several synthesis elements designed for altering the harmonic content of audio signals at its input. The module is comprised of a multi-mode filter, VCAs, a deadband wavefolder, and a rectifier and Lockhart wavefolder in the resonance path of the filter. The Timbral Sculptor therefore can be coupled with one or several oscillators, as well as modulation sources, for a full synthesizer voice. The Filter component of the Timbral Sculptor has been designed to range from clean, low-distortion filtering to chaotic noise generation, particularly through the use of non-linear elements in its resonance path.

The Timbral Sculptor’s multi-mode filter is a -18dB/octave three-pole design based around the SSI2164 IC. When used without the rectifier or wavefolder in the resonance path, the filter behaves “cleanly” with low distortion. The filter will self-oscillate at maximum Resonance, and also has slightly accentuated Resonance at higher Cut-Off Frequency, imitating filters such as that found in the Roland TB-303. 1V/Oct control over the Cut-Off Frequency is available at the Frequency CV1 input, and the Resonance can also be voltage controlled via an attenuverter. Additional features to this filter include the Audio FM attenuverter and, in the resonance path of the filter, a rectifier network and Lockhart wavefolder. These can be employed to drastically change the behaviour of the filter. Each individual state output from the filter is fed through a VCA, courtesy of another SSI2164, and akin to the Cyclical Engine VCO module. The mixed output of this is then passed on to the next component in the Chain, whether that be the Chain Output or the deadband wavefolder named 'Timbre'.

The 'Timbre' section is named after a well-regarded deadband wavefolder design, prominent in “West-Coast” designs both new and old. Whilst the Filter section of the Timbral Sculptor belongs to classic subtractive synthesis, the Timbre section can be seen as relating to additive synthesis, as the harder the Timbre section is driven, the greater the number of harmonics that are added to the input. The Timbre section can be manipulated using the Drive control (when in Pre configuration) or from the VCAs at the filter’s outputs (when in Post configuration).

The Timbral Sculptor also features an exponential-law VCA, which can be used completely independently from the other elements of the module if desired. Otherwise, the VCA can be placed at the beginning or end of the signal chain. Note that this VCA can be employed when the Timbre section is in the Pre configuration to give voltage control over the Drive."

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW + Mk II

via this auction

Vintage NOS Simmons Digital Clap Trap w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Brand new and unused. Simmons digital clap trap with the original box and manual. These are awesome little hand clap synths with a ton of effects to modify the sound"

In the Studio with S-X // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"We caught up with producer of the moment S-X in London's Signature Studios, ahead of the drop of his debut album 'Thing Change' (out now on RBC Records).

We joined him in the studio, as he creates a beat from scratch using FL Studio with FLkey, showing us how he makes his statement sounds. S-X has a producer’s ear, a pop-star’s voice, and a natural flair for originality in his song writing, see how FLkey helps him to turn the inspirational spark in his mind into a beat in FL Studio in minutes.

Watch S-X in action as he walks us through how to make a beat with the FLkey 37 and FL Studio, taking us through his creative process from start to finish, to make a beat in minutes.

FLkey is the ultimate MIDI keyboard for making music in FL Studio and brings the most important on-screen controls of FL Studio right to your fingertips. With controls for FL Studio’s Step Sequencer, Channel Rack and Mixer, and creative Scale and Chord modes, FLkey lets you play freely so you can make more of your music.

--- Discover FLkey:"

SCI Prophet 5 - Pads

video upload by Glen H

"Excerpt from one of those times when you just hit record and see what comes out.

Prophet 5 Rev 2 into SSL 2+ into Ableton with some Valhalla Supermassive Triangulum chamber reverb"

VE - Take on Sequential's OB-6 Polychain

video upload by VEsound

"'Once upon a time' I was searching for a video presenting the polychain feature from Sequential when I had an OB-6. And there was none. At the time of publication of this video, there are a few but I think the way I present it is different and I hope you will like it.

0:00 Intro
0:16 Polyphonic sound example
01:10 Monophonic sound example pt. I
01:56 Monophonic sound example pt. II"

VE "ARP 2600 FS Filter Tests" 05.05.2020

video upload by VEsound

"Not for the faint of heart :)
00:00 - Part I
10:33 - Part II
13:15 - Still Part II but with the OTO Bam reverb"


KINGSTON, NY, July 27, 2022– Save the DATE! The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation has announced that a change of date has been made for their fall Synthposium: '2022: A 50 Year ARP Odyssey'. The virtual event and fundraiser will now be held on November 5, 2022.

All proceeds will benefit the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation and the “ARPs For All” project.

Ticketing and information will be available late September on their website: Much like the previous 2600 event in 2021, the Synthposium will focus on one iconic synth—the Odyssey—and will feature panel discussions, technical forums and information, musical performances, and interviews with artists, former ARP employees, engineers of both hardware and software versions of the famed Odyssey and more. Participants will be able to interact live with panelists via chat.

The Foundation continues its work with contributors, collaborators, vendors, manufacturers, venues, and owners of rare original ARP synthesizers. Among their goals is the creation of installations where students can utilize ARP synthesizers as part of their music curriculum, and to explore the endless possibilities of electronic music. For more information about the Foundation, visit


video upload by Love Hultén

"Custom piece w. LVX + NTS-1 + Keystep"

Buchla Thunderbird to Spectral

video upload by Todd Barton

UVI FALCON Expansion "ATMOSPHERICS" Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Ableton Live 11 & Analog Gear: The EASY way to Minimal House & Techno!

video upload by Wine&Synths

00:00 - Start
00:21 - Sounds we used
02:04 - External Audio Effects Rack
07:45 - How we made the arrangement
08:22 - Mixing
11:26 - Why Utilities are cool!
13:48 - Tuning analogue synths!
18:27 - FX Send Effects
21:05 - Youlean Loudness Meter
22:17 - Final Demo Track

In depth view through my workflow in Ableton Live 11 and analog synthesizers. How we arrange and how the final product looks like. Practical tips & tricks!"


Modor Dr-2
Karp Odyssey & Korg SQ-1
Korg Modwave
Udo Super-6 Desktop

Bitwig production/ glitch and sound design

video upload by DATABROTH

"Having some fun with my new packs and sound design, no goal in mind, just having fun

check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon"

Modular Monthly - Manis Iteritas Magnus

video upload by Ultra-Vox Studios

"Welcome to the first Modular Monthly! This will be a monthly video series showcasing my favorite modules, explaining there functionality, patching strategies and of course the sounds they create.

It was an easy choice to pick which module I wanted to show first. The @noiseeng Manis Iteritas Magnus is a staple in my sound design. In this video I thought what better way to show its sound and flexibility by just hooking it up and start turning knobs! The first half of the video is different kick/percussion possibilities and the second half I open it up to show the brutal and gritty chaos it can produce.

Based on the architecture of Basimilus Iteritas line, but designed to be more gritty and aggressive. It accomplishes this by producing only sawtooth waves that are manipulated, modulated, and distorted through a rethought interface. It has the ability to make anything from drums, bass, leads or detuned madness or just pure mayhem!

If you’re interest in this module or others by Noise Engineering you can find it here -"

Rare Studio Musique Electronique de Liege CRMW Ring Modulator Used by Stockhausen

via this auction

Update: link fixed. Thanks to AJ in the comments for bringing it to our attention.

"Very rare modular Ring Modulator from 'Studio de Musique Electronique de Liege - CRMW'
(around 10 were made)
Works perfectly and very musical results: like with a fender Rhodes, tape music, synths, drum machines, etc. At the start, conceived for 'Musique Contemporaine'/ contemporary music.
Deep sound (really different from usual modular brands ringmods), wide audio range. External modular connections allow various possibilities, as driven by external sequencer, etc. Very precise powerfull VCO with direct OUT. Probably from late 70'/early 80'.
Used by Stockhausen.
External 220v europlug power supply with cable
5,8 kg. 49 cm L."

'75 Solina / ARP String Synthesizer - 1 of 100 made 🇳🇱 SN 0121730

via this auction

"Extremely rare 49-Key hybrid synthesizer manufactured by ARP and comprising of the Solina String Ensemble for the treble side & the ARP Explorer mono synth for the bass side.

The Solina / ARP String synthesizer utilises a single oscillator & single LFO & features CV/Gate functions. Only 100 ARP String Synthesizers were ever produced.

Manufactured in conjunction with ARP by Eminent B.V in the Netherlands.

Operational service prior to sale. Stunning original physical condition.

Includes original glass music stand."

VXXY Dcm8 CHIPTUNE 8-bit Drum Synth

via this auction

"Highly sought after long discontinued and out of business, VXXY DCM8 CHIPTUNE 8-BIT DIGITAL DRUM SYNTHESIZER"

Oberheim OB-X8 In the Box

via this auction

Minimoog Model D Oscillator Board

via this auction

"NOS Minimoog Model D Oscillator board, REV 3 Stabilized Oscs. New in box, with drill guide

This sale includes the Rev 3 Minimoog Oscillator Board and a drill guide."

Univox Korg MiniKORG 700S K-2

via this auction

"Korg's early synthesizer design from the early 70s - this is branded under the Univox name for the North American market. This is the 700s or K-2 version which adds more modulation options and a second oscillator over the 700 or K-1 version. This also has the fine tune slider for the second oscillator, which some 700s/K-2 models don't have. It makes tuning much easier and makes this the best iteration of the Minikorg (in my opinion)!

Very unique sound with the low and hi pass filters in tandem. Controls are easy to use so you can focus on playing. Overall very good cosmetic condition for its age and all the controls work. Missing Univox badge on the back and the previous owner sanded the tabs off the traveler caps so they don't lock together which is a common mod. Tuning is good and stable for a vintage VCO. All keys work. The "effect" on/off toggle make a little noise while flipping it but i bet a little contact cleaner will fix it. Comes with a very beat up original univox case that doesn't look pretty but protects the synth."

Roland System 100 Model 101 SN 500969

via this auction

"This is a very nice looking system-100 that has been recently serviced by Steiner-Connolly in Utah. Everything works great on this unit and its ready to head off to a new home.

The system-100 is a one oscillator mono-synth, but don't let that fool you. This thing packs a punch with bass, and the filter is known to be similar or the exact same as the famous TB-303. Here is an interesting and versatile way to access the acid sound!"

Roland SH-3A Vintage Analog Synthesizer with Integrated Hard Case

via this auction

Doepfer Regelwerk MIDI Fader Controller SN 210141

via this auction

Strymon Deco V2 Sound Demo (no talking) with ASM Hydrasynth

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers


video upload by EMEAPP

"What do you get when you throw Moog into a blender with Radio Shack? The Realistic Concertmate MG-1, of course! Similar to the Moog Rogue, the MG-1differs in that it adds an organlike polyphonic mode that even routes through the synth filter. Some folks love it, others not so much, but electronic music pioneer Don Slepian will give you the intel so you can decide."

Cuphead - Floral Fury on Moog Sub 37

video upload by Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of "Floral Fury" by Kristofer Maddigan from Cuphead (© 2017 Studio MDHR) with a Moog Sub 37, Pianoteq 7 for the piano sound, and Logic Pro for all the percussions."

dual morphing phaser & through zero phase modulation complex oscillator easel cards

video upload by kirkis

"through zero phase modulation complex oscillator and dual morphing phaser easel cards
#buchla #buchlamusiceasel"

triple entanglement space + dual function source easel cards

"triple entanglement space + dual function source & utilities"

Morphor AP-1 Kick, Hi-hat, Bass-line

video upload by Morphor

"Matthew got his hands on three Morphor AP-1 modules and made a little melody to show off the versatility of the modules. There are some kick, hi-hat and, of course, bass-line sounds which were created with a few extra filters and LFO's. Let us know what you think and visit our website for more info on the AP-1 Plectrum and other modules from /\/\orphor."

Abyss Devices - Tube distortions compared

video upload by John Schussler

"Abyss Devices makes a couple different tube-based distortions. The Saevitum is bigger, with a resonant LP/HP filter attached, and Saevicus is smaller with no (resonant) filter. Both use 12AX7 tubes and similar amp circuitry, so I was interested to see where their sounds differed or were the same.

Since the Saevicus doesn't have a resonant filter (it has as filter, but it serves mostly as a simple tone control), I focused on the distortion sounds from each module, with my main question being whether the smaller Saevicus was missing anything in that department, or whether it was just as growly as its big brother.

Input audio was a basic saw wave from a Doepfer A-111. Sequenced by Stochastic IG. Envelope by Zadar.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Basics
03:00 Feedback
04:41 Saevitum filter
08:40 Saevitus gain
11:56 Saevitum filter"

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

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