MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

INHALT Oberheim OB-X8 Stereo Bank Custom Double Patches Demo

video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"All patches used in video available here:

This is an audio demo of a custom sound bank of 64 patches (32 single and 32 double) for the Oberheim OB-X8 Synthesizer programmed by professional sound designer Matia Simovich / INHALT (Sequential, Elektron, Roland, Novation, Akai Pro ...).

Matia was one of the sound designers on the shipping factory banks for the Oberheim OB-X8 (patch 1 "It's an Oberheim" and many others in the X8 factory bank) and this library continues in that well established INHALT sound.

Each patch is presented in two formats: double and single. The main emphasis of this bank is the double patch version which is a true stereo version (4 voices on the Left, 4 voices on the Right per key) which features a super wide, naturally chorused massive stereo field version of the single patch. Should you not want the stereo version, each patch also has a corresponding single patch version (full 8 voices).

The sysex file is split into two separate files (one for the double bank and one for the single bank) and BOTH must be loaded for this library to work. Single patches write into the OB-Sx bank and Double patches write into the entirety of the Double Bank.

Instant download at:"

SCI Prophet 5 - Not from around here

video upload by Glen H

"……til the end
Alien robots, apocalyptic invasion, end of days…….

working on a multitrack with some not so typical sounds from the Prophet"

3rd Wave PPG Comparison 2

video upload by Groove Synthesis

3rd Wave PPG Comparison posts

"The second in a series of one-to-one comparisons of the 3rd Wave Advanced Wavetable Synthesizer and PPG 2.3. Note that the 3rd Wave isn’t designed to be an exact replica of the PPG. It’s our idea of where the original concept might have gone had it continued to evolve. And while we feel that it captures the essence of the original and can sound quite close, it is its own synth with its own character.

Programmed, played and recorded by Matia Simovich / INHALT at Infinite Power Studios.

Contact us: for questions or sales@grovesynthesis to pre-order.

Follow Matia Simovich:"

Vierne Pastorale On Iridium Keyboard

video upload by Robert Skerjanc

"A try to use polyphonic aftertouch on a classical piece."

Berlin School / Ambient jam with Bassline, Töörö, OXI ONE and friends

video upload by Waveformer

"Here's a live Ambient Berlin School jam with Bassline from Erica Synths, the Töörö synth from Fred's Lab, the OXI ONE sequencer, Source Audio Collider and Zoom MS-70CDR effects, and the Bluebox mixer/recorder.

The Bassline starts off with a very basic sawtooth-based bassline, which gets dirtier during the jam. The Töörö joins in with two melodic themes, a secondary bass pattern and a pad with lots of delay and reverb from the Collider and the Bluebox (clouds reverb algorithm).

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."

Iridium Returns // 6 Ambient Patches for Waldorf Iridium

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Welp... Iridium is back. Full apology video to follow, but here are the first few patches I've made since its return - 6 ambient patches to ease you back into Iridium's digital goodness. The beautiful Vongon Ultra Sheer for extra space and wobble - no other processing.

*Free Samples*

0:00 - As Glass
2:06 - Why
4:16 - See Sick
6:12 - Whispers
8:15 - The Return
10:15 - Padded Glass"

Comparison #2: how OB-X8 compares to an original OB-Xa

video upload by Oberheim Official

Oberheim Official OB-X8 Comparison posts

"In a second detailed comparison, Marcus Ryle, co-designer of the Oberheim OB-X8 and an Oberheim engineer from 1980 to 1985, walks through a selection of the most characteristic factory presets on his original OB-Xa to demonstrate just how faithfully the new OB-X8 reproduces each one.

Note that this video does not compare every single preset (there are 104!), but it does show some examples that showcase the different filter modes, using the filter envelope to mod pitch, and layered presets.

All examples are recorded direct in mono, without EQ or effects.

The new OB-X8 — true Oberheim sound. Listen and judge for yourself.

0:00 Intro
2:22 Brass Ensemble - with 4-pole filter
3:51 Some 2-pole Curtis filter presets
5:17 Switching filter types on a single preset
5:59 Filter envelope modulating pitch of Osc 2
7:52 "Flanged" Piano
8:14 Double mode"

Oberheim OB-X8 // The BIG review

video upload by Starsky Carr

"OB-Xa. Here I go through all the main functions and have some sound demos at the end (the same as my previous sounds only demo - so you don't have to look for it!)

Its an extremely expensive bit of kit - so I do give it a hard time. I think I'm allowed to be picky with something that costs this much! But it does sound gorgeous."

Noise Engineering Introduces Polydactyl Versio Tymp Legio Eurorack modules

video upload by Noise Engineering

"We are taking pre-orders for both these modules NOW. Modules ship Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Pre-order Polydactyl Versio and Tymp Legio here:

The press release:

Los Angeles, CA — Noise Engineering is excited to announce two new modules: Tymp Legio for the 6hp Legio platform and Polydactyl Versio for the 10hp Versio platform.

Tymp Legio
Tymp Legio is inspired by the Noise Engineering team's love of all types of bang/ crash/ kick/ boom sounds. This is not your normal drum-kit module with samples or simple emulations, though. Instead, they took the challenge of a small percussion module as an opportunity to fit the drums they wanted quick access to in 6hp. “We really wanted the module to showcase our sense of playfulness. We don’t take ourselves very seriously here and we had so much fun designing this module. We wanted the panel to reflect this,” said Markus Cancilla, Chief of Destruction. Tymp Legio has three modes—labeled Boot, Cat, Boing—each an onomatopoetic reference to the sounds it makes. The Tang switch offers variations within a mode. If you want to duck other signals in your patch to your percussion, run your audio into the stereo Quack input. Tymp Legio’s simple interface puts a massive tonal and textural range under your control.

Availability and pricing: Preorders open now. In stock in black and silver. Shipping from Noise Engineering and retailers starting August 25, 2022; MSRP US$279

Notable features: Tymp Legio
● 6 HP
● Stereo percussion
● That’s not a kick but it’s kickin’ my butt
● Release the quack in: Stereo ducking
● Intuitive controls but powerful sound
● Platform: many modules for the price of one!

Polydactyl Versio
Polydactyl Versio is Noise Engineering's take on a stereo multiband dynamics processor. Equally at home on single-instrument timbral processing and on end-of-chain gloss and mix cohesion, Polydactyl Versio is sure to be love-at-first-patch for anyone looking to zest up their mix. Polydactyl applies a unique and transparent algorithm across three adjustable bands for maximal dynamic impact. If transparent doesn’t suit your needs, add in some multiband saturation. Polydactyl also features a noise gate and limiting capabilities; this is a processor that gives ultimate control of color and dynamics in just 10hp.

Availability and pricing: Preorders open now. In stock in black and silver. Shipping from Noise Engineering and retailers starting August 25, 2022; MSRP US$355.

Notable features: Polydactyl Versio
● 10HP
● Three-band stereo dynamics processing
● Optional saturation
● Limiting
● Noise gating
● Platform: many modules for the price of one!

Both modules are part of Noise Engineering’s platform concept: Tymp on the 6hp Legio platform and Polydactyl on the 10hp Versio platform. Owners of a platform module can swap between firmwares, completely free, at the Noise Engineering Customer Portal. The new firmwares will be available when the modules are shipping on August 25, 2022 so current platform owners will get to try them out at the same time. Both platforms are also built on the ElectroSmith Seed and open-source support is available through LibDaisy for customers interested in creating their own firmwares.

Vaemi Osi-Op Oscillator Eurorack Module

via Vaemi

Osi-OP, which we regard as an analog reflection of the new era of digital electronic music, is an high quality analog and voltage-controlled oscillator module. It was designed in Eurorack format and it has a width of 14hp. The fact that it has Thru Zero FM Input and a Waveshape Output, which can be used for morphing, are two of the most important features of this product. From a first impression, it may look like an oscillator that is appropriate for subtractive synthesis; however, we actually designed it to be used for additive synthesis. Thanks to Thru Zero FM, this oscillator can regard oscillators with Sine Wave as analog operators. You can even prepare your synthesizer patch without using the classic subtractive resonant filter. The most important aspect of Thru Zero FM is that there is no tune drift when you increase the modulation rate. For this reason, Thru Zero attenuator (TZ FM potentiometer) can almost be used like a filter itself. the frequency of the second oscillator acting as FM (operator) according to the frequency of the 1st oscillator giving the fundamental frequency; must be set in harmonic degrees of the fundamental frequency. But at these settings the tonality can remain in and be musical. In addition to Square, Saw, Triangle, and Square Sub oscillator outputs, it has a Sine Wave Output, which was designed with JFET transistors and has a very low distortion rate, and a Waveshape Output, which was designed with Sine-Triangle and can be used for morphing. It also has a Wave Shape Input. It is connected to this input via the Triangle Wave circuit board inside. Sine Wave is fixed on Wave Shape but you can forward it to the other WS Input by patching other waveforms, and you can morph between two waveforms. The pulse width of the Square Wave can be adjusted. The same knob is the morphing knob of the Waveshape Output. Since the oscillator has tempco, there is a 1V/OCT calibrated CV Input that is sensitive to heat. It can perfectly stay in tune up to 3.5 octaves. In addition, for FM, there are two separate CV Inputs, Exponential and Thru Zero. While Exponential FM CV Input can take all types of DC and AC voltages, Thru Zero FM CV Input can only be used for AC audio rate signals. Also, when you enter a waveform on Thru Zero FM CV Input, oscillators are soft-synced automatically. With 1V/OCT CV Input, you can adjust the frequency of the oscillator; and with Exponential FM CV Input, you can easily add an LFO or Envelope Generator. Square Wave Sub OSC Output, which is completely synced with fundamental frequency and can give an octave lower than the fundamental, will help you a lot to create strong modern synth-bass sounds. It is made with NOS IC. When the oscillator is FM modulated, the Sub OSC never gets negatively affected by this modulation; and it can maintain giving the frequency clearly. You can also switch the oscillator to the LFO mode. You can create subtractive syntheses by using two or more of these oscillators or by mixing these waveforms. The main reason for us to design this oscillator is, as its name shows, to enable the creation of complex FM patches and sounds by using 2-3 or more of these oscillators, just like Operator FM. While Thru Zero FM increases the modulation, it can maintain giving the same frequency without losing the adjusted frequency; and you can add harmonics to the sound musically. The module has 5 knob controls, 4 CV Inputs, an input for Waveshaper, and 6 ±5V waveform outputs. Osi-OP, which is handmade and produced with the help of Through Hole technology, is a product consisting of electronic components that is carefully tested..

New ADDAC ADDAC713 Stereo Discrete Mixer Eurorack Module


ADDAC713 is the stereo version of our 703 Discrete Mixer. Inspired by Moog’s CP3 mixer, this is a fully discrete analog mixer and it's not, by any means, your standard breakfast mixer, although it can behave like one.

This is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Despite its harmless looks there's a dark snarly soul behind that panel that wants to take your sounds into a realm of gritty gnarly growls.

This new version was initially thought of as a percussion mixer, with mono inputs and panning, to allow placing percussive voices in the stereo field, while keeping channel 4 in mono for low end sources like a kick drum or Bass. In the developement process we slightly changed this initial idea, adding stereo inputs for the first 3 channels, but still kept the 4th channel in mono.

All four [GAIN] controls go to extreme levels, the first 3 channels also feature [PAN] controls.

Feedback is used to overdrive the whole mix. As the control is turned clockwise the sound will be clipped harder until it goes completely off, this happens as feedback is increased the audio bias reference also moves up, at extreme levels it offsets the whole signal upwards until it completely goes above the top rail clipping the whole signal hence the resulting gate effect.

The [MASTER OUTPUT] sets the overall output gain of the mixer, the two leds monitor the audio output signal.

The Soft clipping switch engages an anti-click circuit which adds a low pass before the output, the switch allows 3 states: Soft low pass / Off / Hard low pass

.Three channels with stereo inputs, gain and pan knob
.One channel with mono input and gain knob
.Feedback/gate knob
.Master output volume knob
.Soft clipping switch
.Two Led Monitors for Left and Right channels

Tech Specs:
4cm deep
80mA +12V
80mA -12V

Make Noise XPO Stereo Prismatic Oscillator: Overview + Explorations

video upload by Sarah Belle Reid

"A walkthrough of Make Noise’s newest Eurorack module, XPO, the Stereo Prismatic Oscillator. This video contains a module overview, demo and patch tutorials. We’ll start with a panel tour of the XPO, look at a bunch of different patching ideas for creating interesting stereo imaging effects, explore some patch examples that use XPO in combination with some of Make Noise’s other stereo modules, and finally discuss self-patching and feedback as a means of creating unstable, chaotic, & unpredictable stereo motion.

Learn more about the XPO from Make Noise:

00:00 Intro + Video Overview
1:41 What is XPO?
5:44 XPO FM + Sync
9:59 Exploring the Stereo Field
19:48 XPO + Friends
25:27 Destabilizing the Stereo Image"

"When the Moon Rises..." for VCS3, Arp 2600, Rhodes and Percussion.

video upload by R. Reger

"Original soundscape for analog instruments inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca."

Turn orphan DB-01 patterns into full themes

video upload by Richard DeHove

"If you have any sort of sequencer then chances are you have banks full of orphan patterns, promising 16 or 32-step riffs that turned into dead ends. For DB-01 owners, here's one (pretty obvious) way of reviving them and hopefully making them into something more useful: MIDI them up to a polyphonic synth. Here the DB-01 is MIDIed to a DSi Prophet Rev-2.
Not only is it fun just to flip through presets on your poly synth looking for 'matches', but they can turn into things which are completely different from the source mono sequence. A dirty bass pattern can sometimes even become a delicate polyphonic high melody.
By also combining these experiments with some manual playing and arpegiator fun the theme can thicken out into something which sounds like it's been multi-tracked.
Record all this into your DAW in one long take, align it to the grid, then use 'snap to grid' and chop out loads of new loops. Now your orphan pattern has now produced a big family ready to arrange. I think this is one of the most entertaining ways to create longer themes.
No other effects, layers or tweaks used here except what you see.

0:00 Intro blather and setup
0:48 The awful starter pattern
1:20 The arp on top
2:18 Gate length quirks
3:50 Playing over the top
4:38 Add Space Echo
5:20 DB-01 off
6:20 Scale problem?
8:10 Pattern 2 - DB-01 only
8:35 Pattern 2 - Rev2 only
9:07 Added arp
10:22 Filthy original
10:50 Sweet new version
11:00 No more talk

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

Thunderbird Spectral Walkthrough

video upload by Todd Barton

"A walkthrough of this patch using the Buchla 223e thunderbird to 'play' different bandpass filters on the 296e Spectral Processor."

Dreadbox Nymphes: 49 Retro Lo-Fi Presets: Pads, Keys, Plucks

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Nostalgia' is a collection of 49 custom polyphonic presets for Dreadbox Nymphes.
The bank is devoted to vintage/retro/lo-fi analog sound: detuned, noisy, tape-style with flutter, wow, jitter... It includes pads, strings, keys, and plucks that cover a wide range of tones: warm and soft, cold and distant, bright and dark, static and evolving...
➡️ Get the soundset:

The soundset is suitable for many 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 others.

All presets are Velocity-sensitive and have ModWheel modulations. The presets are dry, I didn't use Nymphes built-in reverb. But you may add any portion of reverb according to your situation, or use third-party effects."

Junkyard Strega | feat. 0-Ctrl + Echophon + Erbe-Verb

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"It's always fun to use Strega in a bigger patch, but this time I am staying close to 'home' with 0-ctrl (without the extra quantizer) and effects from the MakeNoise Echophon delay & Erbe-Verb reverb. Modulating Stega's pitch and internal time can create some great metallic 'junkyard' effects, and 'striking' the Absorb CV with 0-ctrl's dynamic gate output is just amazing. At the end of the video I got inspired, wondering how a stereo conversion would sound with two Echophon's and two Erbe-Verbs. You can also try this with any two effect units/pedals and patch them as left/right FX chains."

Designing sharp bass with UVI Mission 6 and FL Studio by WangleLine

video upload by UVI


via @bastlinstrument

"We bring you our traditional Czech SOFTPOP SPII. We recommend enjoying it with Czech bread, butter, and pickles.⁠ ⁠

Now for real. Go check our list of retailers and get your piece of czechness right now.⁠"

Check with the retailers on the right. See a demo here.

Cherry Audio Teases Un fantastico sintetizzatore è in arrivo!

video upload by Cherry Audio

Oberheim OB-8 Rackmount Analog Synthesizer by Studio Electronics

via this auction, also on Reverb

"1984 Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer which has been rack mounted by Studio Electronics in 2007. Super duper rare!"

This one is in via Vince.

DREADBOX NYX V2 SN NXX0132 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Waldorf Micro Q Rackmount Synthesizer w/ New Yellow on Black LED Screen

via this auction

Mutable Instruments Full System w/ Blades & Manuals

via this auction

Intellijel CASE-7U-104HP Eurorack Case with Power Supply:

Top Row:

2ed Row:

1u Row:
Headphones 1u
Buff Mult 1u
ZeroScope 1u
Multi-Fx 1u
Stereo Line Out 1u
Stereo Mixer 1u

Elektron Monomachine Ambient Synth Jam (+Moog Matriarch, Roland Juno 106, V-Synth)

video upload by MKDVB

"One of the few ambient tracks I ever managed to wrangle out of my Elektron Monomachine!

Gear used in this video:
Elektron Monomachine (SFX II)
Moog Matriarch
Roland Juno 106
Roland V-Synth"


video upload by studio snippets

Koopa Troopa Beach (Synth Cover-Mario Kart 64)

video upload by MattFromTheFuture

"This is one of my favorites from Mario Kart 64! Grab some sunscreen, gas up your Kart, and get ready for me to Blue Shell you if you pass me up!"

Additional MattFromTheFuture Synth Jams & Chiptunes.

M27 - Jungle Minimix 2022 (Polyend Tracker Scene Project)

video upload by Polyend

"'After a year of field testing out in the city jungle, I’m still convinced there is no better tool in a junglist's arsenal than the Polyend Tracker.

I’ve learned from these no holds barred environments that there’s a need for that live element. We all know it, the thing that makes ya go, yahhhh, this isn’t a robot/ jukebox behind da decks. Well, I’ve come across some tracker hacks along the way.'

Check out the Polyend Tracker beatmaker and music producer tips, read the entire piece, and download the included tracks projects. Available only at the amazing Polyend What's Up blog!"

Korg opsix demo

video upload by MIDERA

"Yes, I got the opsix on a massive sale just like pretty much everyone else. So here are my thoughts from day 1. It's surprisingly more complicated than I would have imagined, and I don't mean the FM portion of it. That part is fine, I 'get' FM, but it's just a really deep machine, far deeper than you'd expect for FM. I don't understand most of it yet, so that will take time (if I want to even devote any time to it). The FX are very good, which I think people have already described.

It sounds... well, I think it sounds good, but it's hard to shake a 'lack of character' or feeling of 'vst-ness' about it. I'm not sure what that is. But it just lacks anything that makes it stand out as interesting to me. The filters sound ok, but nothing terribly special. The Polysix filter just sounds like a 24db filter. I had a Polysix (and yes, it is gone now), but that filter doesn't really resemble it.

Compared to the SY77... I think the focus of the FM portion on the SY makes it actually a little more enjoyable to edit, even sans sliders/knobs. Mostly, the sound is that much better too. There's some weight to the sound that I don't hear on the opsix - although given I've only used it one night, that doesn't mean a whole lot. But I definitely prefer machines that provide you with focus, rather than a lot of distracting features, personally.

The keybed is better than I thought it would be. The OLED screen is very nice and I do like the controls. Undoubtedly, the synth may grow on me, but since I'm trying to downsize this may be just a synth I play with in passing and then sell to someone else. Oh, the 16 step sequencer is ok, but I think they could have easily gone to 64 steps. Not sure why only 16 steps.

Anyway, I guess I'd rate the opsix above the Reface DX (which is built better, but I absolutely hated the UI), but below the SY77 (and DX7, although I've used them less). For $330, it was a worthwhile purchase.

Drums were added to the track just because it seemed like the right thing to do. I would have done electronic drums but I didn't want to hook up the opsix to my sequencers quite yet."

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