MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, September 4, 2022

Sunday, September 04, 2022

Sequential Prophet-5 Rev 4 FUNK & SOUL Sound Bank

video upload by Polydata

"A pack of 40 patches for the excellent Sequential Prophet-5 Rev 4 inspired by the funk and soul synth sounds of the 70's and early 80's, especially those of artists like Bernie Worrell, Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder. This sound pack is designed to give you instant vibe and inspiration, so you can quickly get a great sound and get to playing and writing, without having to spend time programming patches.


After payment, you will receive the SysEx file in your email within 24 hours. Loads into Group 5 (slots 511--558) by default.

Drop a comment of what other sound packs you're interested in (more prophet-6, OB-6, prophet-12, Arturia V Collection, or others).



video upload by Eaglechild

Improvisation with 0-Coast & Habit

video upload by junklight

"A good way of learning gear is to make something with very limited items. In the last year I've acquired two 'trilogies' - the Make Noise desktop units and three Chase Bliss pedals that seem to really complement each other: Mood, Blooper and Habit

For this one focusing on the 0-Coast and Habit (assisted by the 0-control - while I'm happy to, and indeed do, make completely 'note free' work I'm not sure YouTube is a place it might find an audience)"

Access Virus TI // Tweaking Patches // ** No Talking ** // Pads and Stuff // E

video upload by LESINDES

LESINDES Access Virus TI

ARPEGGIOS, PATCHES and other stuff.
Firing up the machine for the first time and exploring.

Contents of this video:

00:00 Intro/Targa
04:26 Tantum
09:48 Unstable
10:43 Valken
11:50 XArp Solo
13:21 Waylon
18:25 Z Morph
18:41 Credits
19:07 Encom
17:22 Sookie
19:15 Cast"

RYK Vector Wave stereo synth voice - sound demos

video upload by RYK Modular


00:09 – Using the Vector Joystick tp mix between different FM oscillator banks
00:40 – Stereo Polyphonic mode using FM voice
01:30 – FM algorithm select & LFO modulation
02:14 – 4 vooice Multi-timbral mode sequenced from ALM Pamela's workout
03:40 – Harmonic Clusters & Band Pass harmonic fiters modulated by Divkid 0chd
04:26 – MIDI keys polyphonic pad sound, wave folding controlled by MIDI CC
05:01 – Detuend 16 oscillator drone
05:39 – Chord variations set in each banks, selected by vector modulation form random LFO
06:13 – 4 OP FM blown glass polyphonic patch
06:47 – Fast sequenced polyphonic blips, turn to longer decaying bell sounds
07:26 – MIDI keys polyphonic pad, with wave fold/wave warp inverted modulation from envelopes
08:02 – Need more practice !"

You can find details and additional demos of the RYK Vector Wave in previous posts here.

Ms20 Analog Low pass and High Pass filter with expression pedal use for bass guitar or synthesizer

video upload by George Engineer

"Ms20 Analog Low pass and High Pass filter with expression pedal use for bass guitar, guitar or synthesizer. 100% Handmade point to point made in Greece."

Not seeing it on their site as of this post. I remember the Frostwave Resonator as the first MS20 style filter pedal. It can strip the paint off the wall. I still own mine.

Oberheim Matrix 1000 vs OB-X8 // A Vintage Gem that deserves a closer look

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The Oberheim OB-X8 is an incredible sounding all-in-one OBX, OBSX, OB8 and OB-Xa but that comes with a considerable price tag. The Matrix 1000 is a true Oberheim (albeit with different innards) that's been a staple in studios for 3 decades. There's an amazingly flexible, warm sounding, fat little synth hiding in this little box. Putting it in a modern context vs the latest release from Oberheim tells an interesting story.

It always was a budget version of that Oberheim sound coming in at lower cost that the Matrix 6 or the Matrix 6R but how does it stack up in 2022. There are plenty of editors, and firmware to help it overcome some of its tweaking shortcomings.

Here's a demo of how it sounds compared to the fabulous OB-X8 and how I've been using it - which editors I found most useful etc.

All-in-all I've very impressed by it, a forgotten gem from the 90s that deserves a closer look!"

Patch Diary 004: Sequential Prophet Rev 4

video upload by Bloom Music

"Let's make this patch.

This is a video series where I create a patch from scratch and explain it (with subtitles) along the way.

The synth for today was the Sequential Prophet Rev 4.

The effects used were:
Earthquaker Devices Plumes
Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte Lo-fi Delay

This time, I made a crunchy, resonant Prophet lead."

Noise Engineering Limited Edition Pink Loquelic Iteritas Parrot Conservation Project a Success

via @noiseeng

"To those who purchased the limited edition Pink Loquelic Iteritas, thank you. They went fast, and 100% of the net proceeds from the sales went to @macawnetwork's parrot conservation efforts. Macaw Recovery Network sent us a very kind note we'd like to share."

Additional posts here

Modalics - Beat Scholar/New drum sequencer

video upload by Richard Devine

"Modalics - Beat Scholar/New drum sequencer, very interesting results. 🖲"


Beat Scholar is a Modern Beat-Making Powerhouse.

It presents an entirely new way to compose rhythm in the digital domain, Beat Scholar is the ultimate rhythmic playground that will make sure your beats sound like non other.

A New Way to Compose Rhythm...

Combine subdivisions to create rich, unique sounding rhythms in a few clicks.
Place any drum on any beat, Beat Scholar gives you total freedom to create drum fills, linear grooves and easily place them anywhere.
Add bars, change measures and beat values easily.
Beat Scholar keeps you in musical context, encouraging experimentation and innovation.

Beat Scholar comes equipped with a Robust Sampler and everything you need to get started quickly.​

Over 250 carefully curated factory samples, from classic drum machine sounds to hand-made synthesized drums, we have the bases covered.
Load your own custom samples with a simple drag n' drop interface.
A wide variety of samples for each pad, control the attack, length & pitch to shape them to perfection.
Built-In effects - minimum hassle, get your samples nice and stylish just by turning a couple o' knobs.

Introducing Beat Scholar | Brand New Drum Machine by Modalics

video upload by Modalics

00:00-01:36 - Introduction
01:36 - 06:16 - Basics & Pizza Slicing
06:16 - 09:30 - The Swing Slider
09:30 - 14:15 - Unique Subdivisions & the Swing Slider
14:15 - 22:40 - Composing with Beat Scholar
22:40 - 29:32 - DAW Integration & Sounds Section
29:32 - 31:09 - Thank You & Grooves!

MicroDexed-Touch Nextgen Preview

video uploads by positionhigh

DIY Groovebox / Synth / Sequencer with 6 OP FM, VA and Sampling, based on a Teensy4.1

"These videos are very short feature demos that show what might become part of the microdexed project in the future.

This build will require a Teensy 4.1 Microcontroller and a graphical display with 320x240 pixel instead of the traditional 2x16 character text-display.

The screen also includes a resistive touch screen that will be concidered in the development. Other than that, we will keep the 2 encoders for interacting with the interface as it is.

This demo reel contains most of the new functions that are currently in development. Also you see the replacement of the Teensy Audio Adaptor by the PCM 5102 and the space for the external flash chip. Further, we will introduce some case improvements by screws going into threaded inserts. Case dimensions will be identical, as they were before.

Not everything of the new features is ready to use but at least you can get a glimpse of what is going to happen next.

Making demo reel videos is a lot harder than it looks. Maybe there will be one more at the end of 2022 and then the next will come up in 2023.

If you are involved in audio/microcontroller development as a passion, feel free to let us know if you like to participate and join the project development.

To get the most current PCB or to support our project:

Current early alpha is free to download at:

STABLE (previous) release is free to download at:"

Patch of The Week: 'Melodic Doom' - How to use the Entropic Doom noise oscillator melodically

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"An improvisation using the Entropic Doom noise oscillator as a melodic instrument, controlled by a step sequencer. It's pretty much a voice in it's own right - a noise source, resonant 4, 3, or 2-pole voltage controlled filter, which will self-oscillate and track a 1V/Oct signal, along with a separate XOR based Ring Modulator and a Cmos gate based VCA. In this video I also use the Sync and audio input functions with a VCO. Additionally, I show the Dual RVG module serving as a master clock to the sequencer, and producing random timing for the sequencer steps, as well as additional random voltages for the Entropic Doom's frequency.

Downloadable Patch Sheet:

Video by DreamsOfWires

Green dots show approximate pot and switch positions, and where there are 2 dots on the same pot, this indicates the range I adjust them during the video. Pots and switches that do not have green dots are not used in this patch, and should be left at their zero or off positions.
PRECISION VOLTAGES: Used to shift pitch intervals on the Entropic Doom from the incoming sequencer pitch CV. During the video I add 7 semitones and 1 octave at different points using the A switches.
DUAL RVG: This is being used for 2 purposes - To generate random frequency modulation of the Entropic Doom at the start, in addition to the frequency changes generated by the sequencer, which means a wider and more varied range of frequencies can be achieved than just using the pre-chosen frequencies set by the sequencer. It's just to add more randomness and chaos to the initial apocalyptic noises. It is also used to create random sequencer step timing, via it's Time Vary function. It sends gate signals to the sequencer and serves as it's master clock. As I unveil the melody I reduce this time variation until the sequencer timing becomes regular, or normal. The sequencer will need to have some form of Clock Input (perhaps Sync or Gate In), marked here by the green cable. VCO: This is also connected to the sequencer CV out, either by buffered multiple, or by using CV bus via the Glide + Noise as in the video, then the Glide's CV OUT should go to the Precision Voltages IN A. A triangle wave was used as the Sync source (purple cable), and square was used as the audio source. Tuning here is arbitrary, and dependent on your sequencer.
ENTROPIC DOOM: The base pitch of the module will be set by using the Frequency pots (FREQ-C & FREQ-F) to tune it, once the resonance level is high enough, more clearly so in 4-pole mode. FCV-IN here is only used for the random voltages coming from the Dual RVG, which I gradually remove as I unveil the melody from the sequencer.

00:00 Intro
00:26 'Melodic Doom'
06:30 Patch sheet"

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

video upload by thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances. A continuation of noiz during the persistence of The Plague and now war.

Custom Oberheim SEM 5U Modular

via this auction

"Up for grabs is a unique vintage Oberheim SEM. Tom built this unit in a 5U frame with patch points broken out to 1/4” jacks to be installed into a Moog Modular system and it can be racked in either 19” standard or 5U modular format. It will ship in the pictured 5U cabinet and it does have an updated standalone 120V power supply inside the cabinet. Plug and play."

Modal Craftsynth 2.0 w/ Custom Overlay

via this auction

"This has an excellent sound including lots of Detroit type techno voices. It has been pimped up with a custom overlay. Works like a dream - seriously - with the downloadable companion app."

Waldorf Microwave 2

via this auction

E-MU Systems Emulator II 61-Key 8-Voice Sampler Workstation SN 384 w/ Library

via this auction

Haken Continuum / EaganMatrix: Continuum + Bitbox + EaganMatrix Module = "Aleatoric Music 1010"

video upload by EaganMatrix Programming

"Here's a fun combination to create a simple Aleatoric Performance that will be different every time you create it. I sampled 16 different Haken Continuum preset performances of different lengths into a 1010 Music bitbox, some of which are custom built on random elements (like the drone that runs throughout in slot 1). Then I randomly triggered them starting with the drone that sets the overall time of the piece (ca. 4 minutes). The output of the Bitbox is sent into an EaganMatrix module for Master Section reverb processing (Modulated Delay) and also dynamic stereo tapped delay processing that uses an oscillating tap percentage on each channel at two different rates and amounts to create a shimmering pitch shifting effect on the output. Everything is Haken Continuum manipulated sounds. Of course, I could sample in a totally different set of things next time and create this kind of music easily all day long."


video upload by JOSEF KLANG


ALASKA - Heart Of The Storm (AOR 1984) Synth & Guitar Cover

video upload by Eaglechild

Song: Heart Of The Storm
Artist: Alaska
Album: Heart of The Storm
Year: 1984

Keyboards used in the video:
Kurzweil K2000 (organ)
Roland XP30 (Lead sound)
Nord Lead (SynthBrass)

Guitars :
Hamer USA Centaura Deluxe
Kramer Nightswan
Effects : Yamaha THR5 amp.

Olympus OM-D Mark III
Osmo Action

west pest

video upload by studio snippets

"cre8audio wet pest"

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

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