MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 14, 2022

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Moog Sirin - Midi Wind Sounds - Mark Steiner

video upload by Mark Steiner

"Helpful stuff about using these Moog Sirin Sounds

These sounds will work with CV or Midi breath now… very smoothly even with Midi. Sirin Manual:

To load these patches into the Moog Sirin, you will need the Sirin Editor Librarian. This link shows you how to get it:

The Sirin has a Drone (Hold) mode on it that makes most of these sounds the smoothest. But the sounds with “PurC” in the name are meant to be played when not in the Drone (Hold) mode, as they have a cool attack envelope that still varies in attack with different breath dynamics.

It’s also good to know how to change presets and save sounds from the front panel. Especially as these patches are so easy and fun to alter from the knobs there, and can be great to save as a new patch."

Oberheim OB-X8 vs OB6 // The Definitive Comparison

video upload by Starsky Carr

Update: follow-up post here.

"The Oberheim OB-X8... How gorgeous doe this thing sound? But is it worth double the price of the OB6? How does it differ socially and functionally.

It turns out that functionally they'e completely different synths, but sonically you can tell they're from the same family.

0:00 what's all this about?
2:10 the BIG difference
6:55 Oscillators
9:41 Filters
15:16 Modulation
19:15 Some Sounds
24:48 Final Thoughts
26:32 The Interfaces"

Prophet X, PRO 3, Hydrasynth & Minilogue XD :: Sounds I Like

video upload by experimentalsynth

"This one came out sounding a bit like a medieval or renaissance dance piece. Learn more at"

Prophet Rev2 review. Only 5 analog synthesizer sounds on stage needed.

video upload by Peter AnalogKeys

"Prophet Rev2 review. Most music, less talk/tips. On stage not more then 5 analog synthesizer sounds needed."

Moog Sub37 : Patch from Scratch with Nick Semrad !

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our Friend Nicholas Semrad walks us through some of the basics of getting some cool patches on the Moog Sub 37 !

Check out Nick's sound banks & more -
Read all about the Sub37 on our blog Signal :
Grab a Moog Subsequent 37 -"

"Orange Coloured Liquid" by Spooky, Soma Cosmos demo + Korg Monologue, Korg Volca Bass

video upload by Mattelica

"'Orange Coloured Liquid' by Spooky with a Korg Minilogue and Korg Volca Bass thru a Soma Cosmos to a Roland VS880 to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens"

Offset Explanation & Performance with the CV MIX & Multi Burst Envelopes (for Ratcheting effects)

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This video will explain using a fixed voltage as an Offset on the CV MIX module, and uses it help create variable ratcheting effects during a sequence, using the Multi Burst Envelopes module, which is ideal for this task, especially since you can sync envelope repeats via a sequencer, or other external clock.
In the first part of the video Offset and the built-in attenuation on some modules is explained, then in the second an explanation of the patch I'm using it in, and finally in the third part a short, simple performance.

00:00 Intro
00:32 Offset Explanation
03:35 Patch Explanation
07:37 Patch Performance

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for module 'User Guides', and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides, detailing functions/methods, and a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself.

Video by DreamsOfWires

micro wavepatterns [Busy Circuits ASQ-1 & System J Transcendant Filter]

video upload by zack dagoba

"This is my first experiment with the Busy Circuits ASQ-1

I'm using it in quantizer mode and sending it voltages from the 2 182 sequencers. It works by quantising any incoming voltage to whatever notes you select on the keyboard. Cool effect!

Also in the patch is the System J Transcendant Filter - lovely sounding m-m filter!! Thanks to James at System J for sending it to me ❤️❤️❤️

The other interesting thing about this patch is that I'm using a Kenton CV to MIDI converter so I can tigger any midi synth from the euro-rack rig. Neato!

In this case I'm triggering the Waldorf Microwave 2 made in the mid 1990s

Bye for now!"


Note this is the first post to feature System J and the Transcendent Filter. The following is some info via the System J website. You can find additional posts on the Busy Circuits ASQ-1 here.

"After recently designing some custom circuits for a client I've decided to make a few of them available as limited run eurorack modules - the first of these is the Transcendent VCF. Modules are custom built using mostly NOS through hole components in keeping with the original circuits and style. Panel is screen printed anodised black aluminium. This module is fairly deep at 67mm so please make sure that it will fit in your modular case. Limited run of 20 production units only. Available from June 25th. Demo clips coming soon...
if you are outside the U.K please select International Tracked & Signed shipping option during the checkout process.
Module Details:
The Transcendent VCF takes its inspiration from the classic British mono synth of the 1970s and, while not a direct clone, it brings the distinctive and unique character of that well-loved machine to the eurorack world.

The filter is a 2 pole, 12db/oct design with selectable low pass and band pass response. The resonance behaviour is quirky and unpredictable and is key to the unique sound of the Transcendent - as you advance the resonance control there are many sweet spots to explore, from subtle harmonics to howling resonant peaks.
At high resonance levels the filter will self oscillate and can be utilised as a sine wave oscillator.
CV1 input is scaled for a v/oct response and can be used for key follow effects as well as standard modulation. It has its own attenuator.
CV2 input has a wider range and is suitable for deeper modulation duties - from an LFO or envelope generator for example. It also has its own attenuator.
Two audio signal inputs are available, both with dedicated attenuators.
The final output also features a level control.

Width: 16hp
Depth: 67mm
Current draw: +12v 20ma, -12v 20ma
Frequency: <8hz - 18khz"

Greatest Hits of Synth Poster Now in Electric Blue and Racing Green

"Synth Evolution’s ever-popular poster of the history of the synthesizer is now available in special edition colours of racing green and electric blue. The poster features 100 beautifully drawn vintage synths, samplers and drum machines in chronological order with family tree connections. Black and white options are also still available, and all are high quality silkscreen prints on 270gsm artists paper. See the attached images.

Delivering globally, they can be ordered from (now with lower shipping costs to the US compared with recent times)

Stay tuned, as well, for an exciting joint project with the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation announcing soon. Other new products will be launching at SynthFestUK on October 8th in Sheffield, UK. In the meantime check out our sister site - an ever-growing wiki-directory of 'all the songs ever to feature a synth’ - yes, really!

Vive le synth!


Korg opsix native Sound Demo (no talking) - Presets for Techno and Ambient: Habitat Sound Pack

video upload by Limbic Bits

▶ Purchase Link* KORG opsix native "HABITAT" Sound Pack:

0:00 Dub Chords
2:59 Pads and Drones
13:27 Bass and Lead
15:32 Arpeggios & Sequences
22:26 Misc

Moog Subharmonicon Dark Ambient

video upload by riotbell

"This is another slow ambient patch made on the Subharmonicon trying to assign all available oscillators.

Grasping at a Hans Zimmer sort of vibe, but don't know if it fully comes off.

I do wish there was a patch point for the envelope amount. Sequence 1 patched into the Filter Cutoff. Sequence 2 patched into the trigger."

Roland SH-7 Vintage 44-Key Duophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"With an additional MIDI to CV/Gate interface, you are able to control the CV, Gate and the filter cutoff of the SH-7.

The SH-7 is a 2-VCO, duophonic analog synthesizer with a 31/2-octave, 44-note (F-C) keyboard. Both VCOs can be switched between triangle,sawtooth, square, and pulse waveforms. VCO2 can be detuned from VCO1.Pulse-width can be controlled by the LFO or ENV1 (envelope generator 1). EachVCO has three sliders that adjust how much it is affected by the LFO, S/H, anda function called "Autobend". Autobend allows the VCO to slide up ordown to a pitch. The Autobend function has controls for polarity and time. VCO1has an additional square wave section (called VCO1B) wherein five sliderscontrol the volume of each square wave (2', 4', 8', 16', and 32'). This worksin much the same way as an organ's drawbars do. The SH-7 also features a ringmodulator where the first input is VCO1 and the second is switchable betweenVCO2 and an external signal (via the external input jack in the back). There isa switch for oscillator sync. However, it does not achieve the usual"sync" sound. A mixer section provides five sliders, VCO1A, VCO1B,VCO2, Noise, and the last one switchable between the Ring Modulator and the External Signal.

The SH-7 features a single VCF (self-oscillating, 24dB/octave)with five sliders controlling modulation, many of them having a switch tochoose between two options. The modulation sliders are for are the ENV1 (withswitchable polarity), LFO or S/H, Keyboard or optional pedal, VCO1 or noise,and an envelope follower from the external signal (also with switchablepolarity). The VCA can be controlled by either ENV1or ENV2, and has a Hold button and a slider for LFO amount. Both ENV1 and ENV2are ADSR envelopes and each has three trigger options, gate/trigger, gate, andLFO. The sample-and-hold section features three waveforms sources and an OutputLag slider (a rare but extremely useful feature). The LFO can output sine,up-ramp, or pulse waveforms, and has controls for rate and delay. Portamentocan be set for just up, just down or both ways. The bender can be set tomodulate the VCO, VCF, and/or the VCA with varying amounts of control voltageor LFO signal."

Yamaha CS-01 in CS-01 mk II Case

via this auction

"This is a CS01 - it is NOT a CS01 mkII. The resonance filter is a switch not a slider. I had two of these but wanted to keep my white one, so I switched the insides."

Meng Qi WINGIE 2 Resonator // Demo Tutorial Walkthrough

video upload by Dexba

"It's here, I love, and I hope I can spread some extra love with this video about the @Meng Qi Wingie 2, or Wing 2, as YouTube keeps suggesting.
It is a lovely, tiny, portable, stereo resonator, that is giving me more joy and exploration than a lot of many, 20 times more expensive, other instruments.
I am demoing it both with the onboard microphones and some samples coming from the Digitakt.
All the demo is the dry sound of the Wingie, except for the last part, where it is also stated I have added a reverb to the demos you've heard at the beginning.
I hope you will find something useful here, and as always I am more than ready to answer your question, if I can 🧡

0:00 Demo of the 4 algorithms
0:46 What is this?
2:01 Noise
2:44 Proper notes
3:40 3rd and 5th are your friends
4:18 Sinewaves?
4:49 MIDI sequencing
6:12 Instrument Overview
7:18 Poly mode
8:42 Strings and Note Cycling Threshold
10:25 Bar mode
10:49 Cave mode
12:44 Microphone Gain
13:56 Line Input Gain
15:09 Connectivity
15:24 Careful, always careful
15:57 Demo with Valhalla reverb"

Qu-Bit Aurora | Spectral Reverb & Space Synthesizer

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"For me, there's nothing like plugging a reverb in my case that has a different approach to 'space'. There are procedural reverbs like Desmodus, Z-DSP, FX-AID and StarLab, there's convolution reverbs emulating real space by room measurements - and now there's a spectral reverb. It analyzes the incoming sound with a mathematcial FFT algorithm (extracting frequencies over time, creating a spectrograph) and then uses an engine (the phase vocoder) to synthesize a delay line. So it's unnatural by design, but this opens up many ways to alter the spectrum in real time, like slowing it down, pitching it, etc. I hope you'll enjoy this 'first patch' tour!

The Spectral Editor shown in the video is Izotope RX. It's the #1 sound restoration tool. Izotope also features Iris 2, a synthesizer using the same spectral techniques for music.

This video contains a snippet of Hans Zimmer's 'Time', arranged and performed by myself. It's used for educational purposes. This is an educational channel, monetizing is off and this video is not sponsored by anybody."

Teramorphing with Teraverse

video upload by VirSyn

"Short sound demo to show the effect of morphing two sounds from Tera Pro with Teraverse"

Stereoping Synth Controller for Clavia Nord Drum 2

video upload by Stereoping

"Demo for the ND2 Edition of the Synth Controller supporting #Clavia #NordDrum 2. Also works with the Nord Drum 3 but not with the first version (with 4 channels) which does not support CC-parameter editing. 6 minutes of editing with some captions what's currently going on. From 6:28 the setup and usage of the GLOBAL MODE is shown. GLOBAL MODE allows simultaneous editing of previously teached parameters on all 6 channels, kind of performance mixer."

Improvisation / Mengqi Wingle Mk2, M.A.S.F SCM and Nagra Ⅲ

video upload by Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

"Recording Date : 8.14.2022
Sounds and Movie by Takeyuki Hakozaki"

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