MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Elby Designs - Voltron 3-6-7 System.

video upload by NOISEBUG

"A new take on the BoCGS with a higher SERGE content and some design variations - the Voltron 3-6-7 complete and ready to go. Includes a selection of 4mm Patch Leads.

Voltron 7 Panel
Compact VCO x 2
VC Multipliers
AC Mixer
Smooth & Stepped
Universal Slope Generator (USG)
Multi-Channel Stereo Mixer
Voltron 6 Panel
Dual Universal Slope Generator x 2
VC Multipliers
Resonant EQ
Matrix Mixer
Digital Reverb
Voltron 3 Panel
Gate Sequencer
4-Stage Programmer x 2
Step-Next-Row (SNR) x 2
Bi-Directional Router"

Formanta Polivoks

via this auction

Oberheim OB-12 Synthesizer

via this auction

Analog Modular Guitar Synthesizer Four Oscillators Patch

video upload by Unrelated Activities

"Analog Modular Guitar Synthesizer Four Oscillators Patch, integrating the electric guitar into the modular synth world."

Liquid Foam by Herbs and Stones : Quirky Acid Synthesizer / Banana Groovebox

video upload by soffter

0:00 - intro
1:09 - lets look at the panel and talk about gates
2:00 - sequencers a + b + LFO
4:00 - envelope generator
6:55 - oscillator / wave mixer / filter + drive
9:00 - guided acid learning jams #1
13:00 - some tips 4 patching
13:45 - guided acid learning jams #2
19:26 - some more tips
21:44 - rambling and end

Oberheim OBX8 Sound Only Demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Some sounds I was playing with while making my upcoming review of the Oberheim OBX8. It sounds amazing - everything you'd expect from a recreation of the OBX, OBSX, OB-A and OBXa"

Prophet 5 demo 2

video upload by Mamotreco

Mamotreco Prophet 5 demos

"Some juicy analog synth sounds from the Prophet 5 Rev4 desktop module. Listening with headphones is recommended to get the full richness of this classic synth's sound.

If you'd like to support this channel with a one-off purchase, please check out our affordably priced music:"

Sequential Prophet 6 Tutorial Lesson 5: LFO

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 fifth video shows the LFO and its different uses."

Strega Musica by Make Noise Music

"Strega Musica is intended to be a free compilation— a gift from Make Noise and a celebration of Strega. All artists on the collection have already been compensated.

"Strega Musica" is a collection of music created with Strega, an instrument designed in close collaboration between Make Noise founder Tony Rolando and Alessandro Cortini. Thoughts on the collection from Strega's co-designers can be found below:

"It’s quite inspiring when people connect with your output and your works, making them theirs, finding their own emotional color in them. It’s truly magic and I will never stop being thankful for it.

Creating an instrument that reflects your idea for a vessel of compositional creativity, and seeing it stimulate other people’s creative output, has to be in a complete different level, and I couldn’t have been caught more off guard by it.

Hearing what people all over the world have made with Strega is invigorating and overwhelming!

If all that wasn’t enough, I’m here to present you a compilation of pieces composed on the Strega by some of our favorite musicians and friends: it’s really great to see how each of them was able to make the instrument their own, and speak their own language through the grammar that is Strega.

May you find your own language through it as well... happy exploring!”

- Alessandro Cortini

"As a listener, I am forever seeking music that has the ability to put me into an alternate space. Sounds that let me travel fluidly through time, forward or backward. I'm not usually looking to be in the now while I listen, as I must be in the now for most other parts of my life.

As an instrument designer, it makes me happy when people find a process, a patch program that creates a sound I'd not known was possible with the instrument. If that sound connects on an emotional level and takes me away from the now, the listener in me is also elated.

As a musician, I'm looking for an instrument that wants to connect with me and travel. Searching out a future I wish to know, or a past time I've lived. Maybe a moment I never thought about until I played that instrument on that day.

It doesn't matter if the sound is complex and never before heard, or simple and universally heard for decades.

As a listener, I traveled fluidly through time as Strega Musica played.

As an instrument designer, I was surprised by the sounds these artists achieved.
As a musician, the Strega sparked in me an energy I've not felt in a decade.”

- Tony Rolando, founder Make Noise

"Strega Musica" was curated by Alessandro Cortini and mastered by Stephan Mathieu | Schwebung Mastering

Cover art by Lewis Dahm


video upload by EMEAPP

"After over two years in the making, we are proud to be a part of the One Man ELP project; the brainchild of the amazingly talented Antoine Baril of Québec, Canada. As with his previous "One Man" videos that he has released over the last 7 years (Rush, Genesis, Yes), his attention to detail and accuracy is second to none and it was amazing to watch him at work within our walls for an intense week of keyboard craziness in July 2022. Along with his amazing videographer Paul DiGiacomo, they captured some stunning footage and audio to make this epic video project one for the ages. It was a blast to play a supporting role in this, we gave full access of our Keith Emerson keyboard rig (as well as our extensive collection of vintage analog synths) to Antoine and it was like turning a kid loose in a candy store, a cornucopia of awesomeness! Join us for an exclusive backstage peek at some of the recording processes and video shoots during this one week period. The ELP material he performed and recorded runs Then EMEAPP's executive director Drew Raison will take you on an up close and personal tour of all the keyboards and synthesizers that were used in this project.

Complete list below:

Yamaha GX1 (6:55)
Keith Emerson’s Hammond/Goff C3 w/dual Leslie 122s (7:13)
Keith Emerson’s Split Moog Minimoog Model D (7:51)
Keith Emerson's Hammond L100 (8:09)
Moog Minimoog Model D Pair (Bernie Worrell's Minimoog on right) (8:45)
Keith Emerson’s Moog Modular Synthesizer (9:16)
Mellotron M400 (9:39)
Oberheim Eight Voice (9:58)
Oberheim OB-X/OB-Xa (10:20)
ARP Quadra (10:55)
KORG PS-3300 (11:06)
Moog Taurus I (11:22)
Hohner Clavinet L (11:34)
KORG M1 (11:55)
Keith Emerson’s Steinway Model D (12:10)"

Ca. 1980 EML SynKey 1500

via this auction

You can find demos in previous posts here.

"The EML Synkey is a wild, rare synth originally from the mid 70s. It just predates the rise of the polyphonic analog synth. This is a mono synth that can stack harmonic intervals on any note played. You can create a bevy of one finger chords with ease. It also features an early version of aftertouch called “Second Touch.” While it was listed as having 13 oscillators, what it had was a single VCO utilizing divide-down technology.

These were used most notably by Herbie Hancock and Frank Zappa! In very good cosmetic condition, with some age appropriate wear and scratching of the wood surfaces. This Synkey just got the full treatment by our in house techs, and is ready for action!"

Vangelis for Omnisphere

video upload by Luftrum1

"Vangelis tribute soundset for Omnisphere to be released late August/start September 2022. This demo is playing presets from the set, straight out of Omnisphere. No EQ, no compression, and no other sounds or effects are used. The set contains 87 Presets and 25 Multis.

Preset names are written in the timeline below.

00:00 Intro

00:12 Blade Runner Main Titles
(Endless, Blade Runner Main I, Deckard's Blues Pad I, Low City Rumble)

02:07 Theme From Antarctica
(Antarctica Lead, Antarctica Pad, The CS-80 Bass)

03:04 La Petite Fille de la Mer
(Le Petite Key de la Mer, La Petite Guitar de la Mer)

03:45 Fields of Coral
(Keys of Coral, Arp of Coral, Bass of Coral, In The Passing)

04:34 Hymne
(Hymne I, Hymne Strings)

05:14 Blade Runner Blues
(Blues Pad, Blade Runner Blues, Rhodes Voices)

06:41 Elsewhere
(Elsewhere, Rising Noise, The CS-80 Bass, Elsewhere Arp, CS-80 Strings)

07:44 Dream in an Open Place
(Dream Piano in Open Place)

08:20 Come to Me
(Come to Me Shakuhachi, Clouds, Star Chimes, Come to Me Harp, The CS-80 Bass)

09:33 Songs of The Seas
(Song of The Sea, Bass of The Sea, In The Passing)

09:58 Abraham's Theme
(Abraham's Key, Descending, Hymne Strings)

10:58 Rachel's Song
(Rachel's Gust, Rachel's Xylophone)

11:40 Twillight
(The Twillight Harp, Twillight Synth, Twillight Wind, Tännhauser Gate)

12:22 Tears In Rain
(Tears In Rain, Tännhauser Gate, Shoulder of Orion, Rain of Tears, Blade Runner Main I)

Vangelis for Omnisphere"

How to tune the 4ms Ensemble Oscillator

video upload by Martin Doudoroff

"A brief tuning process tutorial."

Behringer 921 Oscillator - Euro Trig Analog Computer

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"I just completed a Trigonometry Class (working on an EE course of study). When they got to the 'Graphing Trigonometric Functions' I realized that I could actually implement these functions with Eurorack modules acting as an Analog Computer.

I hope you enjoy this #shorts video."

Touché x Felt Instruments (3/3)

video upload by

Touché x Felt Instruments

"Felt Instruments develop timeless sample instruments with their own unique, magically organic character. Listen to their instruments Helenko and Bardzo come to life even more when using our Touché series of controllers to morph their texture in real-time. Thanks to Felt Instruments' native integration with Touché, the plugins will react directly to your gestures without any additional setup."

Roland Jupiter-8 | Can a synth be worth this kind of money?

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Is the Roland Jupiter-8 really worth what the market is commanding these days? In my opinion, not a chance. It's a fantastic synth, but no synth is worth those prices, musically.
Of course, any object is worth whatever anyone is willing pay. That's the whole idea behind capitalism, but again, not musically. Period.
The way it looks made it the obvious 'poster' synth to be used in all those music videos in the 80s and that has made it so desirable, the looks. That's my firm belief. If you want the Jupiter-8 sound in a hardware form without going bust, get the MKS-80.

Again, a big thanks to Joakim Tysseng for letting me enjoy it for so long. Thanks man!"

1983 Japanese General Catalog for Korg Synths

via this auction

Five Korg M1 Synthesizer Books with Bonus Quick Reference Card

via this auction

"Volumes include: How MIDI Works, Drum Pattern Handbook, Sound Making Book Level 1, Sound Making Book Level 2, M1 Effects Workbook."

EML 101 (ElectroComp Synthesizer) SN 1110

via this auction

" It was completely overhauled by Switched ON Music Electronics in Texas Austin in 2017 $1,088 to fix everything. Attached photo is the cost of work and the parts they replaced. ($1,088 to fix everything) So it should be still up to date since I used it less than 3 hours since 2017. There’s some cosmetic wear and the handle is missing. The previous owner replaced the keyboard connector to a five pin sturdy din connector so it’s solid."

1980s Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 3890 w/ Original Box

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 in collector-grade condition and in perfect working order. Recently serviced and given a clean bill of health, this Prophet is a one-owner instrument, complete with the original shipping box. Founded by Dave Smith in 1974, Sequential Circuits forever changed music technology with the advent of the Prophet 5, which broke new ground as not only the first polyphonic synthesizer to enable players to store and recall presets, but also as the first musical instrument with an embedded microprocessor."

1974 Moog Minimoog Model D w/ Original Manual

via this auction, also on Reverb

Korg Lambda ES-50 Vintage Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 234417

via this auction
, also on Reverb
"The Korg Lambda is a fully polyphonic 48-key preset synthesizer, and this example is very well-kept and thoroughly tested.

The Lambda ES-50 features two banks of sounds. Percussive (Electric Piano, Clavi, Piano, Harmonics) and Ensemble (Brass, Organ, Choir, Strings I, Strings II). These presets are all available simultaneously, ideal for thick layering, and each key is articulated independently (ensuring none of the "note stealing" pervasive in synths with fewer voices).The Percussive sounds have a fast attack and variable decay envelope, and the Ensemble sounds have both preset and variable attack/release envelopes.

The Lambda uses divide-down technology with three oscillators that are mixed and filtered using fixed circuits to create the preset sounds. The control panel boasts controls for basic low-pass filtering of the Percussive and Ensemble tones, and each bank of sounds has its own dedicated Volume slider and Tone knob. There is also a control for "click" (used to add attack to the EP sound) and a filter cut-off control for the Brass sound, which has its own paraphonic filter - tuned to give a slightly resonant peak to the sound, and with its own preset filter envelope.

An Octave switch puts the keyboard in regular or Octave Down mode. The three oscillators can be detuned to thicken the sound further, and analog chorus can be independently applied to the Percussive and Ensemble sections. The joystick acts as a pitch bend control, doubling as a sweep control for the chorus. Vibrato can be switched off the Ensemble sounds, and Percussive sounds feature a variable Tremolo and a Sustain switch that turns Decay into a Release."

Korg Mono/Poly MP-4 Vintage Analog Synthesizer Keyboard SN 372444

via this auction, also on Reverb

"This Mono/Poly has been thoroughly tested, and all functions work as intended. The Mono/Poly is a 44 key "mono-polyphonic" analog synthesizer manufactured by Korg from 1981 to 1984. This model is the sister synthesizer to the Korg Polysix, with four highly stable voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), a 4-pole, self-oscillating low pass filter (LPF), several modulation capabilities and pseudo-polyphony (paraphony) functionality.
The four VCO's can be shared in four-voice Polyphonic mode, or linked in Unison for a versatile monophonic lead. Each VCO has its own level, tune, and waveform type control. Waveforms include triangle, sawtooth, and variable pulse wave. It has a great VCF (filter) section as well as two envelope generators (one for the oscillators and one for the filter), and there are also two individual LFO's which can be used to modulate the Pulse Width, Envelope and Arpeggiator independently.
A very flexible and fun synthesizer, other cool tricks up Mono/Poly's sleeve include chord memory and an effects mode in which oscillators have a variety of ways to be synced. The built-in arpeggiator and sequencer can run all 4 VCO's at a time or cycle through each voice per note. There's also portamento, CV/Gate, VCF and VCO mod inputs, a white noise generator, and the pitch/mod wheels can be assigned to control LFO, pitch, or the filter."

Roland Juno-60 Vintage Analog Synth w/ MD-8 MIDI Interface & Tubbutec Juno-66 Upgrade

via this auction, also on on Reverb

"The Juno-60 features six voice polyphony and patch memory storage. The predecessor to the Juno 106 and arguably the more punchy sounding of the two synths, the Juno-60 utilizes mostly traditional analog technology yet with digitally controlled analog oscillators, ensuring excellent tuning stability for stage use. It offers on-board chorus effects, low-pass and high-pass filters, and the option to arpeggiate and sequence notes when connected with the JSQ-60 sequencer. It's simply incredibly difficult for the Juno-60 to sound anything other than fat and musical.

All key caps are bright white and level, all buttons and slider caps are intact, and the silkscreen graphics on the face of the synth are stunningly clean. There is some very minor wear on the wooden sides framing the Juno-60, and some light scuffing on the bottom of the enclosure.

The MD-8 is equally as clean as the synth, complete with DCB patch cable, and the Juno-66 upgrade kit is brand new."

Future Retro 777 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XTk w/ White ALBS Knobs

via this auction

Spectral Audio ProTone

via this auction

"The ProTone is a monophonic Analog Synthesizer with an internal MIDI Interface. Because of the full analog design, the ProTone is perfect for creating powerful, special and never before heard sounds. And with its deep red front panel, it will look great in your rack.

This unit works fine.Thanks for looking!

2 true VCO makes Sawtooth and Pulse Waves
White Noise Generator
True Ringmodulator
Slide (Portamento)
High and Lowpass Filter with Resonance
Selectable 12 or 24 dB per Octave
Accent (Decay Envelope for the Filter)
Wide LFO Range: 0.005 ... 3800 Hz
LFO Waves: Rectangle, Impuls, Triangle, Sawtooth, Sinus, Noise and Random
LFO Targets: VC01, VC02, Pulse Width of VC01, Cutoff and Panaroma
ADSR Envelope
Stereo Output with Stereo Panning
5 Octaves MIDI Interface
MIDI controlled Volume and Cutoff frequency
Velocity sensitive
CV and Gate In/Output to control vintage Synthesizer
External VCO and LFO Inputs"

1977 Vintage Analog Wersi AP 6 Bass Synth

via this auction


via this auction

(Comes with every new Mono Poly.)
To be placed on the Mono Poly (Aid to programming.)
Year 1982
IN GOOD CONDITION. (1 fold upper part for reading)
Size 41.5cm X 72.5cm.

Who has not bought a new or used Mono/Poly in its original box without having this document which does not appear during resales today? And yet it is super useful for programming sounds.
For each type of sound, place all the buttons and cursors on the colored indexes on A: BRASS, B: SYNC SWEEP, C: KING GONG D: STEELS DRUMS, E: SYNTHE GUITAR, F: BOWED VIOLIN....
Don't search! These cues are not on the synth!
It's simple and effective to approach a desired sound ..
It's a real plus when you sell or own a KORG MONO/POLY!"

Nord Drum 3P - Exploring the Presets - Part 4 - Midiverse - TV

video upload by Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're checking out the Nord Drum 3P, let's have a look."

Roland Juno60 Famous Songs and Sounds

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"Roland Juno60 Famous Songs and Sounds

0:00 - 0:23 Enya -Caribbean Blue ( 35 Pizzicato sound tweaked )
0:24 - 0:36. A-ha - Take On Me. ( 68 Space Sound tweaked )
0:37 - 1:04. Enya - Boadicea. ( 35 Pizzicato sound tweaked)
1:05 - 1:24 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams. ( 58 PWM Chorus tweaked)
1:25 - 1:42. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time ( 11 Strings 1 )"

Moog Subharmonicon High Resonance Patch Birds In The Well

video upload by riotbell

"This is a subharmonicon patch playing the filter by maxing the resonance and cutting the oscillators to achieve a sine wave (presumably). Both the filter and the envelope amount will have a significant effect on 'tuning' the sounds coming out of the synth.

This piece is being partially sequenced offboard via Midi, though the SH's steps are still be recognized. A longer 'bird calls' were achieved with midi input and looped via the Microcosm.

It's a weird piece, but kind of fun."

Batchas - The beauty of imperfection

video upload by batchas

"I didn’t publish this one publicly because it’s not perfectly in tune, but today I decided it does not need in fact to be perfect! This is IMHO the beauty of this instrument. It has his own character, some quirks because of its age, which makes it to me unique.

I changed the name "07 28 22 Serge Paperface '78 - Étude 02" to "Batchas - The beauty of imperfection". It's more attractive hehe :)

This is a patch with the Serge Paperface ’78. The Sequential Switch (CGS boards) in the Scrotum Lab panel is also in use. As well as a Penrose Quantizer.
1 main sequence from TKB + 1 sequence from Sequential Switch for transposition mixed together and sent to a Quantizer. The ouput of the Quantizer is sent to the Dual Analog Shift Register.
Dual Analog Shift Register outputs go to 4 oscillators. 4 x NTO and 2 x PCO.
The oscillators are sent to filters. Filters are modulated.
The outputs of the 2 Serge mixers are mixed and recorded on one stereo track.
A bit challenging to have the 4 oscillators track well on this old machine, that's why here and there we hear some notes that are a bit out of off-key.
External reverb and delay are added to the stereo track."

SCI Prophet 5 - Arps and filter

video upload by Glen H

"From a session where I was experimenting with the P5 via MIDI using the arpeggiator on an old Kurzweil PC2. Also playing around with video in Filmora"

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

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