MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

OBX8 Explorations Vol.1 (Patches 55 to 92) #obx8 #patch #custom #sounddesign #deepdive

video upload by Orano Music

"Patches 55 to 92 from the newly released Explorations Vol.1 with a massive 92 fresh new patches in totalfor your OBX8,

Explorations Vol.1 is more of a deep dive into the OBX8, with Emotive pads, plucks, leads, basses, strings, SFX, Rhodes, Organs, Arps, and much more. These patches are aimed at use in everyday productions, no unusable unnecessary programming here, just lovely raw sounds which can be enhanced at the users preference with Delay, Reverb Etc.

This one is not to be missed!

available now at

thanks & enjoy!

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer (Serial No. 79)

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"One of the greatest synthesizer reissues of our time! This one is in super clean condition. Includes the original flight case, matching keyboard, patch and power cables. Very early serial number from the first shipment (0079). Ships via Custom Companies Freight ($499)"

Bugbrand 2Frame SynthVoice+ Analog Modular Synth

via this auction

"Bugbrand 2Frame SynthVoice+ Analog Modular Synthesizer --- In excellent condition. Comes with the original power supply, pack of 10 Bugbrand patch cables and stickers!! This is an incredible sounding/well thought out system from Bugbrand."

Twisted Electrons BlastBeats SN BB10244

via this auction

"A really cool FM groovebox based on the YMF-262 chip (OPL3) used in the SoundBlaster soundcards of the 90s. 10 tracks (6 drums, 4 synth). Very unique."

You can find demos in previous posts here.

Akai Z8 Sampler w/ Detachable Faceplate

via this auction

"60GB hard drive
RAM was expanded to 272MB
Includes all cords (including extension cord for display) and original RAM"

Roland The Synthesizer, 4 book set, 2nd Edition

via this auction

Original Owner's Manual ARP SYNTHESIZER Series 2600 ARP INSTRUMENTS Facsimile Pad Sheets

via this auction

"Good condition the spine is in great shape there are minimal pencil underlines and a couple of penciled notes. Also includes 2 blank facsimile sheets- then3rd is still usable but has some minimal marks- see pictures for details."

TROOPER Synthesizer for iOS

video upload by YonacSoftware

"TROOPER Synthesizer is available now on the App Store! Universal app for iPad and iPhone:

Thick basses, buttery leads, feathery pads — Trooper is a total synth explosion that crams it all and more in a neat little package. It sounds HUGE, yet tweaks easy. It’s coated in analog “fat,” yet bursts with tonal surprises nestled across its controls. Get ready for an all-out sonic assault, because Trooper is here and it's our meanest, beastliest, user-friendliest synth yet!

Many of Trooper’s parameters are meant to interact and meld together in novel ways. For example, the oscillator volumes —beyond just acting as mere blend knobs— vary the characteristics of the basic signal depending on how far they are 'pushed'. The emphasis is on providing warm and round basic tones with lots of variable harmonic content.

The primary oscillators are backed by an audible LFO that is both a sound source and a wide frequency range modulator. This lets FM-based sounds to combine with traditional waveforms. A pink/white noise generator helps out pads and percussions, and insidiously changes tonality when added in small amounts.

A new filter implementation complements the pugnacity of the signal generators. In its middish settings, the resonance can be characterized as “throaty.” The filter is capable of self-oscillating, and can be controlled via the keyboard. The mated ADSR envelope is shaped to provide tonal ‘immediacy’ and smooth frequency shifts. The amount knob has a wide range that changes the feel and shape of the envelope, especially when pushed above the mid-level.

The output stage features a virtual VCA that imparts tones colloquially termed as “fat”. Extra modulation is provided by a non-audible LFO and a dedicated envelope. The LFO offers numerous wave shapes, BPM syncing, and key tracking. Its output is controllable via the mod wheel, velocity, or aftertouch.

The Esprit parameter helps deploy some of the Trooper “special sauce.” Highly interactive with the stages preceding it, Esprit is known to be handy in tightening up bass tones, and in adding the "je nais se quois” to presets at large. The Get6 parameter is a one-touch ticket to big, mix-filling synth sounds. So whenever you’re lost in an empty mix…it’s got your six.

The arpeggiator inspires rhythms with five algorithms, variable note value, octave range, and gate. The 'Texturizer' purveys a wide range of modulation effects that include chorus, flanging, variable comb, resonant delay, and stereo imaging. The BPM-syncable two-tap delay has time and feedback controls per channel, and is tuned a little darker than our usual offerings. Trooper can run in monophonic or polyphonic mode, the latter providing up to 12 voices. Legato is available in either mode.

The robust MIDI implementation also includes MPE support, and the synth is able to I/O MIDI performance data. The 'MagTouch' virtual controller lets you to play and record (in AUv3 hosts so enabled) over the MPE protocol. MIDI learn is made easy via a visual interface, and users can save, patch-link, and share MIDI CC maps. Bluetooth MIDI input is also supported.

The AUv3 implementation lets you to run multiple instances of Trooper in DAWs. Trooper’s fluid UI accommodates a wide variety of screen sizes and view configurations. Feature navigation is designed to be nonintrusive so that parameters can be accessed easily. The iPad implementation supports portrait layout, so that pretty much all is on one screen.

Included are over 250 presets that range from deep basses to weird so-and-so's, stopping by many other sounds along the way. The powerful YPAT2 system helps you save, catalog, and share presets with ease.

The standalone app provides a “Tapedeck” to record, save, and share your ideas on the quick. It features a built-in looper, and a metronome with configurable time signature. The standalone also features tap tempo, and MIDI clock syncing. DSP is in high resolution 64-bit, with native processing at up to 96kHz."

A DB-01 love song: 'Dreaming of Perkons'

video upload by Richard DeHove

"What do you do when you're waiting for Perkons the God of Thunder to appear on Earth? You summon a pair of lesser deities and attempt to invoke the spirit of the God. So here we have two DB-01s, one playing pure percussion (on the left) through an EQ and mono reverb (Boss RV-6); and the other playing a droney percussive noise thing through overdrive (B3K) and stereo delay (Strymon DIG). And it's not so much a song as an extended noodle but it was a spur of the moment thing mostly inspired by Girts saying in a recent interview that the main surprise about the DB-01 was its percussive ability.
The second half of this video is me giving a short mumbly explanation of the two patches. As usual what you see is 100% of the sound - no post-production EQ or compression, no other effects etc, only a little chopping up since I was pretty sure no one would want to hear 20 minutes of noodling. What I did especially like was the low bass drone of the right-side machine. I was originally intending to have both machines doing percussion, but the drone was so satisfying I had to capture the moment.

0:00 No talking noodle
3:15 Right-side ettings explained
5:00 Left-side settings explained
6:25 Altogether again

My site:
Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free"

Groovebox & Modular Hybrid Performance Setups with redstripedown

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our in-depth look at Cory's techniques :
Which Elektron box is perfect for you :
Cory's Music and more :

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Cory Sterling, AKA redstripedown, is a modular wizard, synth-nut, educator, and versatile performer. Join us as he walks us through some of the finer technical aspects of integrating Hardware and Eurorack synthesizers and drum machines for a dynamic and expressive performance!"

New REON Muton Semi-Modular Desktop Synthesizer

video upload by reon jx

"REON Muton セミモジュラーシンセサイザーのデモ演奏です。新開発のFAMエンジンの特徴である偶発性と、アナログ音源の強力なシンクサウンドを組み合わせたアンビエント系のパフォーマンスです。
Demonstration performance of REON Muton semi-modular synthesizer. This is an ambient performance that combines the randomness of the newly developed FAM engine with the powerful sync sound of analog sound sources.

Note the following is Google translated from Japanese to English:


Muton is a completely new sublimated semi-modular synthesizer equipped with a driftbox-like sound source. It is the second synthesizer in the Fusion series after Cistron.The two models are very compatible and can be freely connected to other REON products such as driftbox and Libertas, so it can be a core synthesizer of REON products. This machine is equipped with a completely new REON original Flexible Advanced Multiplier (FAM) engine. By freely controlling the multiplier, you can evolve the REON sound into something new.

PatternBud Multitrack MIDI CC Sequencer w/ Unlimited Steps

via Cem Olcay

"I released my new app PatternBud MIDI CC sequencer for sequencing the patterns of your Audio/MIDI apps. You can create multiple tracks for each app you want to sequence, assign a MIDI CC number to the track and add as many steps as you want for sequencing the patterns.

You can set a step’s duration in bars, beats, note values, seconds or minutes. Each step could send a MIDI CC value or a MIDI Program Change message. Also, the steps can trigger “actions” such as jumping to a random step or a random pattern, sending extra MIDI CC, Note or Program Change messages etc.

PatternBud also has its own patterns. You can actually introduce generative sequences with the random pattern actions.""

TLN-712 Doomsday Machine Demo # 2

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Short demo of this versatile and powerful quad LFO and waveshaper module.

For more information visit"

Demo 1 posted here


video upload by Red Means Recording

"Wow. Pretty lights and two cameras. Must be a video about ripping a hole in the fabric of spacetime with modular.

This video features Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas through The Endorphines x Andrew Huang Ghost with a ton of modulation from the Acid Rain Maestro.

00:00 intro
02:04 sequence start
03:09 beat start and ghost
04:10 modulation start
05:46 complex modulation start
06:29 jam
07:23 faster modulation start
09:37 parting words
09:48 jam"

Modor DR-2 Drum Machine ,two ideas ( drums improvisation no talking )

video upload by Dziam Bass

"In this movie is some fun from hands with Modor DR-2 Drum machine.
two ideas from hand and mind .
small drums improvisation but of course this is incredible machine for programming up to 128 step .

First of all: although it's digital, the DR-2 is not about sampling. It's a drum synthesizer, like a classic analog drum machine, but it uses digital sound synthesis algorithms instead of analog circuitry. There are no samples in the DR-2, and there's no sample memory.

Just like the Modor NF-1, the DR-2 is not build to recreate the classics of the past. The DR-2 uses digital sound synthesis to innovate drum sounds and rhythms. Many sounds will be recognizable. It is possible to make classic sounding bass drums, snares and rimshots. It's not difficult to program classic floorfillers with the DR-2. But with 12 synthesis parameters per drum, you'll easily find yourself creating your own individual sound."

360 Systems Digital Keyboard

via this auction

See this post for a demo of one.

"Made in California in 1982. Only 200 of these ever made. This has all the sounds. Those that know how cool it is already know….

But for the uninitiated… the GoldDigger sound of the Sax is this exact keyboard. Was rented for session work and used all over that hit record.

Now for the work needed to be done. Keyboard needs internal cleaning on the touch pads to trigger faster and some key leveling on the white notes. Selling as is. You get to own a piece of recording history that sounds excellent."

Crumar Spirit Synthesizer Designed By Bob Moog

via this auction

"Here is an absolute killer!
If you ever wished for a Minimoog with a ton of modulation and routing, arpregiator, sample & hold, red noise, added overdrive, bandpass and high-pass to the filter as well as 12 or 24 dB slopes, a shaper matrix mixer, etc. Etc!-- then the ultra rare and amazing Spirit has to be experienced.
This unit is in very nice shape, tight and right. Just serviced to the tune of $640 at Electronic Innovations. 100% perfect operation, zero excuses. One mod- pitch bend in. Serial #42-- there were only a few hundred made and the number still out there in this exquisite condition has to be very low.
As for the sound, this is one of the most top tier pro sounding synths I've owned and I've owned a lot. I would place this beside the Minimoog, Prophet 5, CS50 and CS80-- units that sound so solid and healthy and pure that they are in an upper echelon."

Korg PS-3200 + PS-3010 keyboard + Kenton MIDI + original double pedals

via this auction

"You know what we are talking about, don't you? So, this is it, as Hans Zimmer, Jarre, ELP used to play. Just a few words. If you are looking for a PS-3200, you have to know that you'll NEVER find one like this. This is it. Esthetically, it seems come from a time capsule, functionally overhauled by professional techs, recapped, ALL OF THE IC FREQ DIVIDERS REPLACED with the new ones, that don't go bad... (the old ones went bad, no mercy... These will work for decades). Wood is astounding, some signs of time but... wow. The panel is pristine. The keyboard, with the UBER-RARE original cable, PS-3001 60P (60 pin), is smooth like new. Included is the double original pedal for modulations. It is 100% working."

Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Excellent condition with case and all extras. Never moved…played Frankenstein on it."

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

MOOG Sonic Six AC School Educational Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"SONIC SIX, a duophonic analog synthesizer sold by moog from 1972 to 1979.

This model was released as a model for school education, and its biggest feature is its trunk-shaped chassis. The top part contains the synthesizer and the bottom part contains the keyboard.
Speakers are also built in, and the sound can be played by opening the lid and connecting the power supply.

Originally designed as an educational model, it is more like a voice synthesizer/oscillator than a keyboard, requiring a knack for sound creation. It has two modulation systems and a ring modulator, and can be used for duophonic or two-note polyphony, which is rare for MOOG. Of course, it also has outputs, and if you connect it to a high-quality speaker, it can reproduce the strong bass sound characteristic of analog synthesizers.

It has been maintained by a specialist.
Glissando knob has been replaced. There are repair marks on other knobs.

Item rank: B: Fairly scratched and used, but no problems in normal use.
Other accessories:AC cable"

Dk Synergy Synth Control Panel

via this auction

"DK Synergy Synth front control panel for PARTS/REPAIR AS/IS NOT-WORKING."

Z3 P/N13-06 PANEL

Some pics of the inside back panel for those interested and for the archives.

Spectral Audio ProTone SN 960317

via this auction, also on Reverb

135bpm analog jam with RF Waveshaper

video upload by Radical Frequencies Modular

"135 bpm analog jam with the RF Waveshaper .

The kick and hat are analog separate modules mixed together with the bass lead that is coming from the dpvco sine waves into the waveshaper. The dpvco is in internal fm mode too . Sequence is a combination of the Befaco muxlicer and ornament & crime .
The RF VC adsr envelopes are voltage controlled in attack decay and release from Toppobrillo 281 generator and RF Lucky Voltages ."

Roland JX-3P controlled by Yamaha EZ-EG Midi Guitar Synthesizer

video upload by SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Roland JX-3P 80's analog polyphonic synthesizer
controlled by Yamaha EZ-EG Midi Guitar Synthesizer"

On sale:
subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

Stylophone Gen X-1 Synth Patch & Effects Pairings

video upload by Stylophone

"Oscillator Sink has created three delectable synth patches on the Stylophone Gen X-1 to pair with three exquisite effects on the Zoom Multistomp MS-70CDR pedal!

In this video he serves up a three-course meal of synth tones, pairing each serving with the perfect effect to enhance the patch."

Formants - Noise Lab Formantic and Mannequins Mangrove

video upload by John Schussler

"Noise Lab has recently released their latest module, the Formantic [see this post]. It's a "formant filter," which in this case means it's really three filters in one: a low pass filter plus two band pass filters. The cutoffs and resonances of all three can be set independently, as well as be controlled through a common cutoff knob.

I was curious both about its sound when driven by a standard VCO (e.g. Dixie) and how it would sound with the Mangrove, an oscillator designed to produce formants on its own. If one formant module is good, surely two is better, yes?

You be the judge.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Mangrove
07:20 Formantic w/sawtooth
12:20 Formantic w/distorted saw
22:09 Formantic w/Mangrove
26:46 Now with reverb and delay!"

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