MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 22, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Elka-X by Cherry Audio - Part 1: History, Oscillators, Filters, and Modulators

video upload by CatSynth TV

"Part 1 of our detailed look at the new Elka-X from Cherry Audio, a recreation of the legendary and elusive Elka Synthex polyphonic analog synthesizer. This first part focuses on history and the voice features (oscillators, filters, modulators).

00:27 History of the Elka Synthex
01:24 Overview of the Elka-X
02:21 Oscillators
07:24 Filter
10:02 LFOs
13:12. Oscillator 2 Hard Sync
15:51 Factory Preset examples

"The Cherry Audio Elka-X synthesizer is based upon the legendary Synthex, a rare Italian analog synthesizer designed by Mario Maggi and manufactured by ELKA in the early eighties. Elka-X replicates the extraordinary character of the original synth without compromising sound or functionality, thoughtfully expanding its feature set and delivering the authentic Synthex experience..."
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video upload by zack dagoba

Oberheim Matrix-12

via this auction

"The synthesizer is in its original condition and works perfectly! It was completely checked again by the well-known synthesizer experts from Synthttaste in Germany before it was put online! Everything is in perfect condition."

Pics of the inside below.

Vintage Korg Lambda ES-50 String Ensemble Synthesizer SN 234459

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Vintage Korg Lambda 4 octave paraphonic synthesizer. Korg's version of the Solina String Ensemble that does strings and a whole lot more. Besides strings, there's chorus, brass, organ, piano, electric piano, clavinet, and harmonics. Unlike the Solina there are a variety of settings and performance controls that you can play with to get a rich variety of sounds.

Synthesizer is in good condition. A small chip is missing from the lower side of the lowest A key and there are a few scratches in the 1970's genuine fake wood case--see photos."

M8 Tutorial, Amen Break, Arp, Venetian 7/8, Triplets, Timestretch, Sidechain

video upload by Digiphex Electronics

00:00 - 04:29 Intro
04:30 - 04:45 Headless M8
04:46 - 05:11 Navigation
05:12 - 06:53 Make Kaini Ind
06:54 - 07:21 Diagram
07:22: - 08:25 Make Kaini Ind
08:26 - 09:42 Kaini Patch
09:43 - 10:27 FX and Mixer
10:28 - 11:56 Kaini Patch
11:57 - 13:07 Cut Copy Paste Nudge
13:08 - 13:56 Kaini Note Entry
13:57 - 14:59 Portamento
15:00 - 16:49 Song Structure
16:50 - 17:08 Sampler
17:09 - 17:47 AFX Bocephalus
17:48 - 19:23 Timestretch
19:24 - 19:47 Tapestop Start
19:48 - 22:32 Amen Chopping
22:33 - 26:25 Bongos
26:26 - 26:58 Chance Ratchet
26:59 - 27:40 Venetian 7/8 Time
27:41 - 31:09 Groove Triplets
31:10 - 32:13 Arpeggio
32:14 - 33:15 Scale
33:16 - 34:37 Sidechain
34:38 - 35:24 Outro

RemindeR Performance // Delay, Reverb & Filter // NICE.. :)

video upload by Starsky Carr

Update: video is back.

Noise Engineering's New Stereo Oscillator

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video Steven Ly from Patchwerks shares and overview and demo of the new Virt Iter legio by Noise Engineering.

"Learn more about the Virt Iter Legio here:

Virt Iter Legio is a 6HP stereo oscillator with a distinct and versatile sound.

Its three oscillator algorithms – Bass, SawX, and Harm – will be familiar to users of our free Virt Vereor plugin and of the Arturia Microfreak both of which have the same oscillator modes.

Virt Iter Legio features independent left and right phase-modulation inputs, opening up opportunities for unique, gnarly sound design that takes over the stereo field, as well as a sync input for ripping hard-sync tones. It also features a vintage-inspired chorus: whether you want to create beautiful pads or hard-hitting bass, Virt Iter Legio’s massive sonic range will fit into any patch.

Virt Iter Legio is also an oscillator and DSP platform: users can change the firmware on any Legio module, 100% free, to any other firmware in the Legio series. And if you know us, you know we have a lot of ideas coming for this platform. Want a Legio module with a numbered panel so your Legio panel isn't tied to a single firmware? Select the 'Generic Legio' panel option.

In just 6 HP, Virt Iter Legio is a powerful and worthy addition to any system, small or large."
Demo by: Steven Ly
Video by: Steven Ly (Project 32)"

The Legio Platform by Noise Engineering | Episode 01

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"We all know and love the Versio platform. Two years ago Noise Engineering also announced a platform for VCO's and other stuff to complement their Iteritas line-up. Then everything went south for two years. But now, Legio is here, latin for Legion. There are currently three firmwares: Virt Iter (VCO), Tymp ( a mini Basimilus) and Librae (dynamics). As with Versio, there are many more in the pipeline. Legio (or Legion) also reminds me of the possessed man from the Bible (Mark 5:9) who carried 2.000 demons with him. When is name was asked, he replied something like 'My name is Legion, for I am many'. Definitely great food for a horror movie. But rest assured, Legio isn't possessed. It's just many. Let's start at episode 01."

Aha - Take On Me | Why are these drums so recognizable? | Tutorial w/ the Isla Instruments S2400

video upload by Espen Kraft

"In a recent gig I had to recreate the openings of more than 40 80s chart hits. One song was 'Take on me' by A-ha. The song starts with the only drums and it has a very recognizable drum part. As I studied the drum pattern I realized there was some genius programming at work here.

Support this channel on Patreon:

The drums used in this video are my own custom drums, not taken from the recordings. The sounds of my remake (synth sounds used) are not meant to be carbon copies of the original either, that was never the intent nor was it required by the client."

Custom Korg Wavestate Synthesizer – DIY Module Version Minus Keyboard

via this auction

"For sale is a Korg Wavestate that I have modded into a module version by removing the keyboard. The Wavestate itself functions perfectly (it easily takes MIDI input from your keyboard, sequencer, computer, etc.) and would be in excellent condition except for the mod.

For the mod, I first disassembled the synth, unplugged+unscrewed the keybed and removed it, and then sawed off the lower portion of the case that had previously housed the keyboard. That is it! I did not add a piece of wood to cap the bottom of the case or anything like that. So as you can see in the picture, the bottom of this "module" looks ugly. It would be very easy to cap it off with whatever material you like. In my case, the module was always positioned so that this open area was against a desk or stand, and as you can see in pics 1+2, the rough edges are hidden in this position. I'm including all of this info so that buyers understand what they're getting. This item is for people who either 1) don't care about the rough edges + open case or 2) intend to finish the mod more artfully.

In any case, it all works perfectly. Only selling as I've moved to a fully ITB setup and no longer have the need for this hardware. Potential NYC buyers are welcome to come test out the unit in Brooklyn."

New Yamaha MODX+ w/ AN-X Engine Rumored to be in the Works

You might remember Yamaha recently trademarked the AN-X name.

It looks like the AN-X analog modeling engine first used in the AN1X and later AN200, might be featured in an upcoming MODX+.


"It should be noted that what follows is, for the moment at least, only speculation. Yamaha has not yet released any specifications for the MODX+

The New MODX+ is rumoured to have double the memory of the original MODX. This would bring it into line with the Montage. And a possible increase in polyphony as well as a third synth engine in the form of AN-X.

There is also speculation that the Montage will receive quite a major firmware update which will include the AN-X engine.

Release date is muted to be within the first two weeks of September.

Pricing is expected to be the same as the original MODX."

Classic Bob Moog Image Colorized

via The Bob Moog Foundation

On a meaningful anniversary, we remember Bob's life and legacy with a hand-colorized art poster

Memories weren't meant to be seen in black and white

In observance of the date of Bob's passing in 2005, August 21, we remember his life and legacy with a painstakingly colorized poster of a black-and-white photo of him, which we now offer as a collectible art poster available online.

"Every day, I try to seize new opportunities and realize my dreams by looking for people who inspire me to this day. Thank you, Bob Moog, for bringing me the sound of the future,” Dutch visual artist Leslie van Berkel said about the project. “Michelle Moog-Koussa has given me her trust to give her father's legacy a second life by displaying her memories in full color.”

A self-described fan of synthesizers and the Bob Moog legacy, van Berkel reached out to us regarding his desire to pay tribute with the colorization of a historic photo – with complete dedication to representing colors as they were the day the photo was taken.

Together, Leslie and our executive director, Michelle, chose one of the most iconic photos of Bob ever taken: a mid-'70s photo of the inventor striking a stoic pose in the back room of Moog Music, Inc. in Buffalo, NY; arms folded, surrounded by several of the iconic synthesizers he helped create.

Leslie corresponded with Michelle on the exact color and texture of the shirt Moog is wearing in the photo, using rare photos from the Moog Family Archives as a reference for his skin, hair, and eye color.

“Your detailed description of your father's shirt gave me goosebumps,” van Berkel emailed as they collaborated across time zones. His colorized image is historically accurate down to Michelle's recollection of the exact shades of blue-gray in the stripes of Bob’s button-down shirt.

This 18 x 24 serigraph is printed on heavy stock art paper by Matt Pflahlert of The Silent P. Big Moog love to Leslie van Berkel for the donation of his time and talent! We are honored to remember Bob by offering a brand new way to experience this iconic photograph.

“Memories are not meant to be seen in black and white."
- Leslie van Berkel

View and purchase the Leslie van Berkel colorized poster here."

Sequential Prophet 6 Tutorial Lesson 8: Miscellaneous Parameters

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 eighth video shows how to use the arpeggiator and the misc parameters section. Please leave a comment with any questions or requests and a like if this was helpful."

The beauty of simplicity - Relaxing drones with self triggered Oberheim SEM

video upload by Friendly Noise

"Self triggered Oberheim SEM generates all sounds in this video. Audio output gets into the Strymon El Capistan and Nightsky.

Video sections:

00:20 Part 1
26:18 Part 2
51:35 Part 3
01:10:19 Part 4, not so relaxing"

Synthesizer Factory Demo Songs

Use the player controls to skip around.

Roland JP-8000 (1996) | Factory Demo Songs (HQ)
YAMAHA SY 85 | AWM2 Synthesizer | Factory Songs (HQ)
YAMAHA SY 99 | Enigma "Sadeness" Synthesizer | Factory Songs (HQ)
YAMAHA VP1 | 10.000,- USD Synthesizer | Factory Songs (HQ)
YAMAHA VL1 | Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer | Factory Songs (HQ)
Korg M1 (1988) | Factory Demo Songs (HQ)
Roland D-70 (1990) | Factory Demo Song (HQ)
Roland JD-800 (1991) | Factory Multimode Song (HQ)
Waldorf Microwave XTk (1998) | Factory Demo Songs (HQ)

Cyber Sound for Korg Opsix

video upload by Igor Leus

"Buy Soundbank:

NatLife Sounds present you a first product for Korg Opsix/Native Synthesizers - Cyber Sound.

This soundbank contains a big collection of ARP sounds, which can add amazing additional atmosphere to your production. Also you can find here a great new Pad sounds, Synth patches and of course super class Leads & Plucks with a feeling of 80s.

The sounds can fit any of nowadays electronic music production. It will be perfect for Synthwave, Melodic Techno, House, Trance or Dubstep/DnB. But and also these package can be a good addition to any Movie, Game or Soundtrack production.

Soundbank contains 50 Korg Opsix/Native preset patches, which are:

14 ARP's (plus 4 SY arpeggion'ed)
8 Bass
2 FX's
5 Leads
9 Pads
4 Plucks
8 Synth"

Korg Opsix - Custom Patches (overview)

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: 3 Min Jam

video upload by SynthAddict


Gear: Roland TR-8S, Kurzweil PX1000, E-mu Virtuoso 2000,
Arturia Keystep Pro"

Make Noise 0-Coast

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Vintage ARP Little Brother Synth Expander SN 0133

via this auction

"As new condition electronically and cosmetics. All original knobs and switchs, Includes trigger, CVin and gate in cables for Arp Odyssey or Axxe"

Yamaha SK30 Symphonic Ensemble Synthesizer

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Everything is intact. It turns on, you can play Strings, PolySynth, Organ and the Solo Synth.
The Solo Synth has a brand new LFO IC Chip.
The Aftertouch Keyboard is functional.. Vibrato, Brilliance, Modulation is all active.

Just about every feature has been confirmed working. Only the Mixed, Solo and Headphone outputs have been tested for output..."

Vintage Korg 770 Analog Synthesizer with Original FK-4 Foot Pedal

via this auction

"This vintage Korg is in very good cosmetic condition, and excellent operational condition. All keys, sliders and pots work perfectly as intended, with no static or noise present. This 770 comes with an original FK-4 Polyphonic Ensemble Pedal and Cable. This enables you to control the amazing filter/traveller via the FK-4. Also included is a copy of the original owners manual in both English and Japanese."

Roland Juno-106 w/ Pedals

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

SCi Prophet-600 w/ Gligli Firmware

via this auction



Live performance with Polyend Play, Vermona Perforumer MK2 and Vermona Mono Lancet

video upload by Thoow

"Sunday afternoon jam with the Polyend Play sequencing the Perfourmer and its smaller sibling, the Vermona Mono Lancet. Great to drive these two machines into gritty territory. All percussion is also sequenced from Play. I use six patterns to navigate through the track manually."

Wonder // 3 minute Synth Jam featuring Korg Minilogue XD

video upload by Sounds of Synth

"Hey all

A 3 minute 3 minute track featuring the wonderful Korg Minilogue XD.

Hope you like.

Peace All"

Meebleeps Freaq FM Prototype


"A delicious synth by Meebleeps, pushing the atmega 328 beyond its limits.

I was going to offer the PCB but finally Andrew is doing its own version so I will let him to sell them.

Check it out!"

Обновлённый Звуковой Объект №2 | Updated Sonic Object #2

video upload by Sound Objects

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