MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Candle In The Night by Jay Wires

A new release from supporting member Jay Wires.

Available on various streaming platforms here.

On first listen, ‘Candle In The Night’ seems to present a hopeful, reassuring tone to its lyrics and synth structures. Listen closely and you find Jay Wires vividly documenting the ups and downs of life, the track being subtly divided into individual segments that reflect the changing seasons of a year. Inspired by a weekend trip to the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts in the fall of 2019, the track finds Jay reimagining the full bloom of lush summer scenery; the subtle color shifts and death of the autumn leaves; the treacherous ice and snow of the winter freeze; the melting and rebirth of spring.

This song is never static. Its lyrics rest atop a bedrock of glistening electronic tones and textures that shift gracefully as we move between the seasons, reflecting back the changes in the weather – and in life. "‘Candle In The Night’ is about being there for your partner to help guide them through the dark times we sometimes experience in life,” explains Jay. “It’s about love, dedication and trust.”

Jay Wires bio from Spotify:

"NYC-based synthesist Jay Wires dials up catchy electrosongs infused with emotion - synthpop art with a human heart. By day, Jay works for a well-known vintage synth shop, selling the finest synthesizers ever made to the world's most discerning electronic musicians. Now he's finally releasing music of his own.

“For many years I've systematically tested and played the most incredible gear”, says Jay. “This has given me a great understanding of synthesis, so dialing up unique soundscapes from scratch is 2nd nature to me. This skill's been invaluable to me as an electronic music maker, but the song always comes first."

Jay Wires will begin releasing songs from his debut EP, ‘Kaboom!’, in Aug 2022, through Yes Trigger Music.

Two years in the making, the EP contains 4 songs freighted with intense emotion and epic electronic arrangements. ‘Kaboom!’ is an expression of what Jay calls “electro-pop therapy” and was inspired by a painful break-up during the isolation and loneliness of COVID lockdown. “My songs often come out of sadness or anger or an uneasy feeling,” he reflects. “When I’m happy, I usually don’t feel the need to lock myself away in a dark room to write songs. Sometimes I don’t even understand what I’m feeling, but as the words come out, it all starts to make sense. I try to base the sound of the song not just on the feelings I had at the time, but also the environment. It’s all about painting an actual picture that takes me back to that particular place and time.”

"Bass Pressure" & "Delorean Dream 2 Beta" with Novation Circuit OG

video uploads by fuzbeats

Above: Playlist featuring "Bass Pressure" with the original Novation Circuit from @a_force_truly_evil available at @isotonikstudios.

Below: Plalist featuring "Delorean Dream 2 Beta" with the original Novation Circuit coming soon at @isotonikstudios.

Kijimi: Variations on Polyphonic Aftertouch

video upload by Mostly Synths and Keyboards (Logan)

"A few sounds of the Kijimi using the polyphonic aftertouch on the Hydrasynth Deluxe. The Kijimi is shown in panel mode so all controls represent their actual values."

Korg MS-2000 Analog Modeling Synthesizer Blue SN 014914

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Korg MS-2000 in great working condition, includes original manual and aftermarket power supply.

The Korg MS2000 is a virtual analog synthesizer that first debuted in 2000. With analog-style knobs and controls, the MS2000 is a digital successor to the Korg MS-10, MS-20, and MS-50 analog synths.

Features: 44 velocity-sensitive keys, 4-voice polyphony, MIDI In/Out/Thru, 2 audio inputs, mono/stereo output."

Also the same synth engine as the MicroKorg.

Studio Electronics SE-1 Analog Synthesizer Rack SN 3003

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Blackhole Cases SUB_SIX // 6U 50HP Unpowered Eurorack Case

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"A slimmed down unpowered 6U Eurorack Case for in the studio or on the road. Each case is handcrafted with care, resulting in a design that is durable, functional, and sleek. One of our most compact cases, the SUB_SIX is a great option for smaller systems and is perfect for travel.


6U / 50HP
Portable Eurorack Modular Case
Exterior Dimensions: 11" x 11.25" x 6.5" (w/lid)
Durable Baltic Birch construction
Rugged textured coating
Anti-Slip Rubber feet
Lid can be closed with a full patch
15 M3 Sliding Nuts per Rail (60 Total)
Max Module Depth: ~2.5 inches
Weight: ~ 8lb
This case is UNPOWERED." Modular System

via this auction

Now that is up for sale, I'm curious if prices on the 2nd hand market will increase over time.

"3 oscillator Dotcom modular synthesizer with Moog 960 style sequencer

Notable Features:
3 oscillators, 3 filters, 3 envelope generators. MIDI-CV interface. Fat Sequencer. Instrument interface for guitars or other things. I have run sequences, played a keyboard controlled patch and made an envelope filter sound for my friend's bass all at the same time with this rig!

Module list:

960 Sequential Controller
961 Sequencer Gate Interface
962 Seqential Switch
963 Trigger Bus
171 Quantizer Bank
106A Oscillator X2
167 LFO++
114 Mixer++ X3
116 Ring modulator
173 Gate Math X2
108 Amplifier
122 Mini Jack Interface
111 Pan/Fade
118 Instrument Interface
179 Envelope++ X2
150A Ladder Filter X2
105 Slew Limiter X2
130 Clipper
143 Presets
109 Envelope Generator
107A State Variable Filter
117 Sample & Hold
110 Noise
148 VCA++

Moon Modular 551 MIDI to CV Interface

STG Soundlabs Oscillator

Includes QPS5 Power supply, various patch cables, and extra side panels for various box 11 setup configurations.

This synth is in good condition. There are some minor cosmetic blemishes on the side panels, but all the modules work well."

Oberheim Xpander SN G44602

via this auction

"All voices, filters, VCAs working and consistent (by classic analog standards).

Memory is fine.

Screens are all functioning perfectly, and oozing with vintage green monster charm.

Zero issues with any buttons.

Encoders all work as new, except encoder #2 which sliiiiightly stutters in the upward direction (no stutter issue in downward direction) but works fine when moving the knob slowly and will return to normal functionality with further twiddling. These encoders need regular movement to keep the contacts clean from oxidation. It has not been used very much for the last couple years so the one knob is slightly acting up. I know this because earlier this year after not using it for a while, many knobs were acting slightly skippy, but after 5 minutes of use they returned to normal function. Just this one knob still needs a bit of a wake up. Shouldn’t be much more than a temporary irritation."

Vintage Crumar Digital Synthesizer DS-2 SN 00030

via this auction

Pic of the inside below. This one needs some work.

"Vintage Crumar DS-2; in very good condition, cosmetically, and mostly functions very good, Very clean inside and out; I don't think this synth has been played much, and spent the last 30 years stored in a dry climate.

lowest E key cuts out intermittently only on POLY section; but if you play it softly its fine. Works fine for both oscillators.
some of the LFO modulation routing switches are noisy.
some keys are slightly blemished
Resonance control isn't very gradual; after 9 it jumps quickly to self-oscillation.
Pitch bending potentiometer is not the original.
Missing one slider cap."


via this auction

The Grp Synthesizer R24 is a powerful CV and gate sequencer in the tradition of classic Moog sequencers, with extended options for fine voltage tuning and complex rhythmic generation. With three total tracks of CV and Gate control and extensive opportunities to reorder steps, run sequences at different speeds, and complex gate ratcheting, and more, the R24 is an ideal controller for any CV/Gate or MIDI-capable instruments, providing a central workstation for create intricate control and timing relationships. With complex step order permutations, integrated clock dividers per row, support for MIDI clock,and easy access to 1/4" CV/Gate I/O, the R24 easily integrates into and adds tremendous depth to any type of electronic music setup, modular, semimodular, digital, or otherwise.

Nice view.

Korg NTS1 Digital Synthesizer Kit Tricked Out With Wooden Case And Plastic Knobs

via this auction

ASM Hydrasynth - All Playing, No Talking!

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive ASM Hydrasynth BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Adam Berzowski from Kraft Music shares a synths of summer exploration of the ASM Hydrasynth. Contact Adam directly at 414-858-4008 or if you have any questions or would like to place an order.

The ASM Hydrasynth from Ashun Sound Machines is a next-generation polyphonic digital synthesizer. Hydrasynth was created for sound designers and performers alike, designed for maximum flexibility, expression, and ease of use. Its advanced wavetable synthesis engine utilizes three oscillators, dual Wave Mutators, and two filters that can be configured in series or parallel to deliver immense tone generating capabilities. Hydrasynth is available both as a 49-note keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch and as a desktop/rack module with 24 polyphonic pressure touch pads.

Get more for your money with an exclusive ASM Hydrasynth polyphonic wavemorphing synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new digital poly synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"

Preset demo for RECONFIGURATIONS: 100 presets for Looperator

video upload by DATABROTH

"Pick up RECONFIGURATIONS 100 presets for Looperator here:

check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon

I also have a website now:

00:00 building a beat
12:26 going through all 100 presets
18:27 using presets to chop up a beat
40:05 going through all 100 presets again
50:15 final playthrough of track"

Vintage Synth Museum LA : The Patch Pals Gang Goes on a Field Trip

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Read more about the Vintage Synth Museum on our blog :
Learn more and VISIT the Vintage Synth Museum :

The Vintage Synth Museum is a truly wonderful, and magical place. Located in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the VSM is open (via appointment) to the public for people to come play, record, and enjoy!

We spoke with Lance about his journey building and maintaining the collection, as well as nerded out a little bit on a few choice pieces !

Perfect Circuit is an independent electronic instrument shop with an online store at and a Burbank showroom at 2405 Empire Ave. Open seven days a week, 12-8 PM, get your hands on the most excellent gear!"

Critter & Guitari - Cycler for Organelle

video upload by Critter & Guitari

"Download this patch here:
This is Cycler. It's a sample patch that cycles through samples on a given key at a controllable rate, making it fun and easy to create evolving beats and patterns using whatever samples you please. Write a sequence or jam on some samples and hear them change with every new key press. Load your own samples and see how your tracks sound with Cycler behind the handlebars!"

Leslie van Berkel Colorization Video for the Classic Bob Moog Image Poster

video upload by moogfoundation

Follow-up to this post.

Update: for those that missed it, the video is back.

"Dutch visual artist Leslie van Berkel reached out to the Bob Moog Foundation, offering to colorize an iconic black-and-white photo of Bob as a tribute. We were happy to accept.

In observance of the 17th anniversary of Bob's passing on August 21, 2005, and in honor of the creation of the Bob Moog Foundation one year later, we share this time lapse video of Leslie's painstaking work colorizing this iconic, mid-'70s photo of Bob striking a pose among several of the synthesizers he helped create.

Read more about Leslie's process here:

You can purchase an art poster of the image here:

Music: Lisa Bella Donna from the album 'Moogmentum,' available on Bandcamp
Audio production and editing: Amin Bhatia and Dave Gross"

Cosmic Ambient Soundscape with Buchla Modular Synthesizer and Voice

video upload by The Galaxy Electric

"What happens when you mix the cosmic ambient soundscape potential of a Buchla Modular Synthesizer with a lovely voice styled with gobs of tape delay and deep space reverb? Something pretty darn magical we think!

Some of the major players in this patch are the 259 Programmable Complex Waveform Generator, 277 Signal Delay Unit, 297 Infinite Phase Shifter, 1979 Stereo Microsound Processor, 292C Quad Lowpass Gate, 258D Dual Oscillator, 245 Sequential Voltage Source, 216 Touch Controlled Voltage Source just to name a few. This patch creates the illusion of constantly evolving with several asymmetrical loops that never quite line up the same. Effort was put forth to keep it minimal and avoid cacophony.

The vocal was processed with dual Boss RE-20 Space Echo pedals. One of them for a shorter slappy delay with feedback and the other for a much longer degrading tape loop effect.

This was a meditational experience for us as the performers and we welcome the listener to do the same."

DX5 playing Imagination "Just an Illusion" cover

video upload by DX5

"Instrumental (as always) cover song. Recorded at the first take (thus some timing offsets).
Gear used:
Roland JP8000: Reso lead sound.
Kurzweil PC1x: Rhodes and piano sounds
Backtrack previously recorded, track by track, by me, including Roland Promars MRS-2 (bassline) and Roland JX-8P (extra synth layers and pads).
Original song composed by Ashley Ingram, Leee John, Steve Jolley & Tony Swain.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bará."

Syn-Ket: Portable and Powerful In 1963

video upload by HAINBACH

See the Synket label for more.

"In 1963, when synthesizers were wall-sized, Paolo Ketoff designed a portable yet sonically rich electronic instrument, the Syn-Ket. Created for film scoring and experimental musicians, the Syn-Ket became a classic of Italian film scoring, with Ennio Morricone being one of the early adopters. Only 8 or 9 where made, and I got to play the only one that is known to work @Museo del Synth Marchigiano .


Soundpacks, Music and Love:"

Sequential Prophet 5 | Lower Thames Electronics

video upload by Mamotreco

"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. Visuals are from London, specifically the Thames.

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

Novation Summit : Funky/Juicy Session

video upload by ms20user

"Some of my self programmed Summit Sounds arranged in a tack.
All Sounds and the Music is programmed and composed by myself"

group - liquid to gas v1 (1980

video upload by Steven Templar - Topic

"Korg MS-20 analogue synthesiser jam by Steven Templar 1980."

Sequential Circuits Inc Prophet 600 Demonstrations

video uploads by

group - the certainty of others (1987)
group - small desert flute (1988)
group - pretty mellow (1988)
group - what would you do - bridge (1988)
group - Prophet 600 chattering (1988)
group - Sandy (1987 demo)
group - flowers (1987 demo)
group - the prophet laughs (1987)
group - prophet strum & rumble strings (1987)
group - it's only love (1987)
group - Blade Runner ambience 2 (1987)
group - carnival (1987)
group - it's okay (1988 demo)

Is the KORG MODWAVE the right SYNTH for you?

video upload by Wine&Synths

00:00 - Intro
00:28 - Demo Track
00:55 - Start
02:01 - Beginners
02:44 - Editor App
03:48 - Old Synth Snobs
05:11 - Sound Explorers
05:35 - Synth Structure
06:50 - Motion Sequencer Grooves
08:36 - Alternatives
09:35 - Wine&Synths Score

"Korg offered us to try the Modwave for some weeks in our studio. Here is an overview over the features and some thoughts about this impressive little synth.
I tried to find out for what kind of Synth geek the Modwave might be the right choice!

Full Bucket FB-7999:"

Waldorf Pulse Rackmount Synthesizer

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Update: the seller sent in the wrong image. It is a Pulse as the listing states, and not a Pulse+ as originally pictured.

Rare Analog Lab X-32 32 Band Vocoder

via this auction

"A rare unit from France !
This is a clone of the EMS 2000 made from a small French company, only 100 units were made.
It sounds amazing and it is a good compromise considering the price of the real vocoder 2000."

You can find a demo of the prototype here, and additional posts here.

Roland System 100 M 191J Full Set + 181 Keyboard

via this auction

180 760439 140 780677 130 750180 121 760249 112 790368 181 790328

ARP Odyssey MKII 2813

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 1777

via this auction

"A very beautiful SCI Pro one, J-wire version.

Roland System-100 Model-101 w/ Original Case

via this auction

Fugue no 1 in C major BMV 846 "Synthed"

video upload by MarkusHasaya

"Right hand was recorded using #minilogue and left hand was recorded using Roland Cloud's #Juno106 plugin with #CP73 as a midi controller"

Bach Prelude no. 1 in C major BWV 846

video upload by

J.E.N.O.V.A - Nobuo Uematsu

video upload by MarkusHasaya

"A cover of Final fantasy original soundtrack.

J.E.N.O.V.A. composed by Nobuo Uematsu
#synthesizer sound recorded using #miniloguexd , #organ sound recorded using #CP73 from and 808 drums recorded using #rolandcloud plugin."

FFVII Prelude

"You know the game is legendary when you remember and hum the startup screen song, even made a cover out of it
The prelude - Nobuo Uematsu
Every sound was recorded using #Korgminiloguexd. The Arpeggio was recorded using #CP73 on #abletonlive and the MIDI data is sent to #miniloguexd."

Is it worth it? OP-1 FIELD vs. a laptop, the OG OP-1, and MPC/Maschine/etc

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:10 vs laptop
2:50 vs OG OP-1
4:00 Storage
7:00 Stereo
9:30 New in samples
11:30 New synth
12:30 New reverb
13:05 Screen & UX
16:00 Audio quality
20:50 Tape styles
26:00 Hold “sequencer”
26:45 Connectivity
28:55 Velocity “LFO”
29:35 Speakers
30:45 Misc
31:20 vs MPC/etc
31:55 No MIDI tracks
34:20 Only 4 tracks
34:30 Multitimbrality
35:20 Power v simplicity
36:30 Summary
37:30 My wishlist
40:25 Outro

Moog muSonics SONIC V (1971) - test du 21/08/22

video upload by MOS-LAB

"test du Sonic V, lors de la visite estivale de Stephen (NR-Synth) au studio Mos-lab.
Stephen travaille sur un son de basse en première partie, puis Seb teste les possibilités de bruitages sonores de la machine dans la deuxième partie de la vidéo."

"Sonic V test, during Stephen's (NR-Synth) summer visit to the Mos-lab studio.
Stephen works on a bass sound in the first part, then Seb tests the sound effects possibilities of the machine in the second part of the video."

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

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