MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 31, 2022

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Halloween - A Tribute to J. Carpenter (Sequential Take 5, PMW Malevolent and more)

video upload by Alessandro Mastroianni

"A cover of the #halloween Theme by John #Carpenter featuring #Sequential Take 5, PMW #Malevolent, Korg #MinologueXD, Erica Synths #Bassline DB-01... and Fender #Telecaster, #Stratocaster, Jaguar, my #modularsynth, Elektron #syntakt ... lots of stuff!

I hope you enjoy my tribute to Maestro Carpenter, an incredibly influential figure in my life. Happy Halloween!

My virtual Instruments:"

Midnight Theremin ๐Ÿฆ‡ | Carolina Eyck

video upload by Carolina Eyck

"๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜บ, ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต...

Happy Halloween everyone! Rarely do I lean into the ‘haunted-sounds’ reputation that the theremin is known for, but something about this year’s spooky season made me want to indulge in that way with an original composition. ๐ŸŽƒ

Carolina Eyck – theremin
A L Costa – art direction


Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป #halloween #shorts #johncarpenter

video upload by Luke Million

Modular synthesizer // Halloween

video upload by LowPassMountain

ONE MINUTE SYNTH REVIEW!!! Ep. 22 IK Multimedia Uno Synth Pro Desktop (Halloween Special)

video upload by Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Subjective opinions within, those who do not understand Subjective Opinions may be excused lol ALL music in this video is 100% IK MULTIMEDIA UNO SYNTH PRO

TLDR, it takes me quite a while to review anything, often to grasp the value of an instrument it takes me months and sometimes a year to see where it fits, so yeah, that's my reviewing strategy, it's music, it's emotion, so if a synth doesn't give me a story to tell and a reason to review it I won't...Fortunately, the Uno Synth Pro really is a transformative instrument, while on the surface it may seem like a simple paraphonic synthesizer, it's value is underrated when you look at the competition."

Moog Matriarch and Strega with Cosmos Halloween Ambient

video upload by riotbell

"Getting ready for Halloween. Carved some pumpkins tonight and thought I'd try and make a horror piece with the Matriarch and Strega. Going for some horror soundtrack vibes. Definitely excited to explore the Strega more in the future.

Thanks for listening, and happy Halloween!"

The Strega "Scream Patch" tutorial! ๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

So NOT scary it’s scary? ;~}

video upload by John L Rice

synthesizer is haunted (novation ultranova)

video upload by

"novation ultranova haunting"

synthesizer plays itself (novation ultranova generative)

video upload by %s

"novation ultranova generative"


video upload by Vykaar Tones

"Demonic Drums and modulated sine waves"

minilogue xd + Dipole v2 + Albedo: Halloween sound design

video upload by Sinevibes

"Spooky Halloween-themed sound design using analog synth engine of the KORG minilogue xd plus Sinevibes Dipole v2 and Albedo effect plugins:"

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Samhain Soundtrack

video upload by SynthAddict

"OP-Z on Mulholland Drive again…
Sorta dark, sorta dancy with an ostinato 'drone'. :-)"

Soundfreak and Buchla 200

video upload by Todd Barton

"Great pairing of the new Soundfreak Modular EMS modules with the BuchlaUSA 200 Series Reissue."

John Frusciante with an ARP 2500

Spotted this one in a Stranded Records email. John Frusciante has been mentioned in few posts here.

"John Frusciante is best known for his work in the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. His solo career, however, charts an entirely different path: from experimental rock and DIY 4-track recordings to ambient and electronica.

Record Collection recently announced reissues of a slew of Frusciante's long out-of-print records including 2004's Inside of Emptiness, The Will to Death and A Sphere in the Heart of Silence, 2005's Curtains, 2009's The Empyrean and 2014's Enclosure. Recommended for fans of Syd Barrett, Michael Rother and Vini Reilly.

Get them here"

Contemporary VCOS for the Korg Wavestate

video uploads by Robust American Patches

"This video demonstrates the 11 Performances, 29 Programs and 3 Custom Multisamples that are included with 'Contemporary VCOS', our newest release for the Korg Wavestate and Wavestate Native. All the sounds in this video were created with just 3 Multisamples of custom patches that were created with the OB-6. Each custom patch uses the OB-6's vintage knob mode to some extent. All samples were recorded at 24bit/48Khz through our ASP-880 directly into Nuendo. Each Multisample contains 61 samples! (5 octaves) Each sample was meticulously recorded and edited to ensure the best possible sound quality. The sample loops are long and crossfaded for a seamless playing experience. These samples are raw audio from the OB-6. No compression, EQ or processing of any kind besides a gentle boost of the gain/volume after capture.

0:07 - 'Ebullient Seas' - Evolving, Heavily Modulated Synth Pad
2:01 - 'Abtasten Und Halten' - Wide Polyphonic Sample and Hold Synth
3:19 - 'Bowed Synth' - Dynamic Synth String Section
3:47 - 'Wall of Synths' - Split Synth Arpeggio, Synth Pad and Polyphonic Synth
4:43 - 'Brass Plated Pad' - Synth Brass/Strings Pad
5:27 - 'Operation VCO' - Split Synth Bass and Polyphonic Synth
6:30 - 'Stereo Synth Brass' - Wide Dynamic Synth Brass Section
7:19 - 'Plastiques' - Arpeggio/Pad Mix
7:57 - 'Still Life' - Arpeggio/Pad Mix
9:26 - 'Funky's Mellow' - Synth Lead
10:05 - 'Crossfaded Arps' - 2 Synth Arpeggios with Manual Crossfading

Visit us at for more info."

Reverb: 20 Reasons We Still Love the microKORG, 20 Years Later

video upload by Reverb

"Perhaps the longest continuously produced synth in history, the Korg microKORG is as legendary as it is compact. For 20 years, this simple yet versatile synth has made quite an impression on those who've played them. In this video, Fess lays down 20 of his favorite features of the microKORG and why it is still a force to be reckoned with 20 years after its initial release."

Learn Acid Techno with Honeysmack on Patreon

video upload by

Supporting member Honeysmack, who's numerous videos have been shared here on MATRIXSYNTH, is now on Patreon:

"Hello, I'm now on Patreon - opening up my studio and knowledge for anyone who wants to delve into the world of making and performing Acid Techno and everything in-between. Memberships include early access to my videos, monthly group video chat from my studio, through to one-on-one personalised tuition/coaching or mentoring.

Find me on Patreon here:

I'm Honeysmack, a live Acid Techno artist, producer, performer, and music technologist from Melbourne, Australia. My name is Dr. David Haberfeld. As an improviser and academic, I've been creating electronic music since the early 1990s. Yes, I even completed a PhD in Acid Techno! I have worked and helped some of the biggest names in dance music, and as an academic I've taught at universities from Australia to north America and Asia. I can provide unique insight and approach to making electronic music that does not require any prior knowledge or formal music education - if you're ready to be challenged creatively in new and exciting ways, I can help. Think of it as therapy for techno creatives and synth heads or anyone who loves the TB-303 and wants to hang-out.

I'm now opening up and giving you access to my knowledge, experience, and studio. Additionally, my work as a music technologist extends to beta-tester, demonstrator, and consult for some of the top music technology manufacturers, so by simply following me you gain special insights to new and vintage gear. I'll cover everything from drum machines, synths, modular gear, studio set-up advice, performing with hardware through to communicating to other lifeforms on other planets outside of our galaxy, okay maybe not, but you never know!!

There is no such thing as a foolish question, so please reach out if you're interested in one-on-one coaching and mentorship. I appreciate your support and look forward to meeting and interacting with you, thanks!"


video uploads by Robust American Patches

"These videos demonstrate custom patches from our latest release, Volume II for the Korg Minilogue XD. All sounds recorded directly from the XD into an Audient ASP-880 with no extra processing. (24Bit/48Khz) Thanks for visiting!

Visit us at for more info."

Update: two new videos added to the playlist above.

Storytime with Gordon Raphael

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video esteemed record producer and musician Gordon Raphael shares stories from his music career, his love for synthesizers, and his new book: The World Is Going To Love This: Up From The Basement With The Strokes. Filmed live at Patchwerks in Seattle, WA.

Gordon Raphael is an American record producer and musician from Seattle, Washington, and New York, currently living in Hebden Bridge, after a few years in Berlin. Raphael is most widely known for his work with The Strokes, whom he met while attending an early show at Luna Lounge on Ludlow Street, New York -Wikipedia
Video by: Matthew Piecora ( EZBOT), Steven Ly (Project 32)"

Update: and an impage of Red Martian's (Stephen Jones) Mattson Mini Modular system:

AT THE END OF IT / eurorack jam / chords / ODESSA & HEL

video upload by BRiES

"Voice 1 on Odessa is sequenced by a repeating pattern on STEP 8 while the other 4 voices are sequenced by Mimetic Digitalis.

The even output is split to two Ripples filters for some stereo filtering and there's some filtered noise going through ASHIKO to move it around in the stereo field.

I'm using all 6 outputs of ORBIT 3 to bring life to the filters, pitch and panning."

3 levels of Tangerine Dream-Style Ratcheting in Modular

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Here are the examples from this video -

00:00 - Introduction
00:51 - With VC Clock Multiplier
04:45 - With a Switch
11:27 - Oscillator Sync"

The Seer​/​The Journey of Believing is Seeing (A Floydian​/​Parsons Styled Mega Album) by Audio Illustrator

A new release from supporting member Audio Illustrator who had the following to say about it:

"In a world between spirit and flesh, and of light and darkness, lie a pathway and destination for all who journey this side of time and space.

'The Seer' is a musical journey of being transformed from an onlooker to a seer, and discovering The Truth in a world caught in a great cosmic conflict, a war between Heaven and Hell.

I used many different VSTi's as well as a variety of modular and analog synths in the making of this album...and none were harmed in its wallet on the other hand, is a very different story!!! ;)"

Rare Clef B30 Microsynth

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via Florian Anwander

Note the knobs on these are usually colored as you can see in previous posts here.

Yamaha QY70: How to modify the sounds using a MIDI controller

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a video on how to set up a MIDI controller to tweak the sounds in a Yamaha #QY70 or #QY100 (battery powered sequencers/#synthesizer modules). I already briefly talked about this in my QY100 video but you kept asking so I made it a seperate video. Table of contents:

00:00 hi
00:19 hardware setup
00:59 firmware setup
01:19 reading the manual ;-)
01:29 parameter list (pause for details)
01:48 parameter assignment
02:12 important considerations
02:32 demo
05:19 byebye


short glitchy drum sound design on Gotharman's LD3

video upload by Meska

"Sonic exploration around small/short glitchy drum sound on gotharman's LD3

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expรฉrimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

SynthPlex Sun. - solar techno bus tour

video upload by SynthAddict

"solar techno bus for mobile jam parties
pretty posh..."

And one from sonicstate:

SynthPlex 2022: LA Good Vibe - Mobile Solar Recording Truck

video upload by sonicstate

"LA Good Vibe is a solar powered mobile recording truck, with the ability to go completely off grid, enabling some incredible locations for recording. Its a private facility created by Joachim Garraud, designed (we think) to enable him to live the dream, collaborate and demonstrate that its possible to go off grid and use 100% renewable energy (assuming you have a few $$ to set it up)

Jim took a tour around the studio based inside a large truck, custom fitted for the purpose. Joachim seems to be up for collaborations and interesting opportunities, so check it out at:"

Access Virus TI2

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 6

via this auction

Upgraded to the lastest firmware with the Tauntek Chip.

Functionally is excellent condition."

Oberheim Matrix 6R

via this auction

"It has been recently serviced with an updated OS ROM chip [for better midi response] and a brand new high quality save battery.

This listing includes the original instruction manual as well as the original patch cassette that was manufactured by Oberheim (also in great condition!)."

Palmelund Synthesizers Ampel

via this auction

"Designed to work with the Ciat-Lonbarde family in mind but will work with all sorts of banana synths.


- Banana nodes follow the Ciat Lonbarde color scheme (mostly) warm colors are outputs, and cold colors are inputs, (i consider grey a cold color)

- Outputs are 0-9V

- Output gates can be staked to produce CV. but if a gate output is used in a stack, it might not work with a logic input, luckily there are plenty gate outputs., 8 on each of the first 3 modules!

(The two LFO outputs are lower impedance and isn’t as suited for stacking, but the rest of module 1,2 and 3 outputs are great for stacking)

-Power supply: 12V dc center positive 5.5mm/2.1mm. (same as CL).

The modules (left to right):

1. LFO / DIV: are two clocks (LFOS) with a logic output and a sync input. And a clock divider with an input and a reset.

2. A shift register, upper banana is clock input, lower is data input. Upper button is force input high, lower is force input low.

3. Is a magic sunset scene with sparkling stars.

4.You put 3 gates in, and they will choose one of the 8 pots and output a cv at the warm node, corresponding to that pot.

Patching tips!

The base idea was this:

Clock the logic shift register and sunset with the 2 clocks, obviously there are only 2 clocks, and 5 inputs. So use their own logic outs and cross patch them. Take a random logic and and feed the clock divider with it. Take a division and and input it into one of the sync inputs. If you wait, the device will now fall into a repeating, but often quite chaotic (depends on the patch) rhythm. Choosing a bigger or smaller division, or a logic that fires more often or less often sets the repeating length. Adjusting of the clocks slightly might change the sequence completely, and you might not get it back!.

Take your 3 favorite logic gate signals and patch it to module 4 and send it to something (could even be one of its own inputs) and stack a few of the unused gates and send it to something else."

System80 880 Eurorack Drum Machine

via this auction

HOW TO MAKE: Thom Yorke - VOLK sequenced by Ground Control played on Roland JV and GHOST

video upload by

"If anxiety had a sound, how would it sound like?

This spooky season we are fully enchanted by @Thom Yorke's soundtrack for 'Suspiria' movie (2018) and we decided to to recreate this amazing masterpiece on our rig made using Ground Control as a sequencer, Roland JV1010 as a multi-timbral synth voices and the GHOST as our end of chain master effect processor. With its hypnotic 10 step poly meter sequences and demonic scales, morphing effects and creepy sounds you are guaranteed to have goosebumps!"

After Later Audio CLOVERLEAF: Intellijel Case Interface

video upload by After Later Audio

"Cloverleaf is an interface for the case 1/4" jacks in Intelljel cases. The jacks are marked as if they are part of the case, so the jacks marked out, require an input. I know it's confusing, but my brain just may be a little backwards.

The module sports both input and output for either a consumer line level (0.447Vpk) or a professional line level (1.095Vpk). These levels are controllable via jumper on the back of the module. It can also have a single input and output channel switched to pedal level. The case output is fed to the headphone amp that has a corresponding level control. The module otherwise does not have any level control and relies on using a VCA or other module to perform any level controls.

The module can essentially be run in one of three modes:

1) Stereo line level in and out

2) Stereo line level in and out via the left side and mono pedal in and out on the right side. In this mode the stereo line levels leverage TRS on the 1/4" jacks. You can use the included 3.5mm couplers to get TRS on the 3.5mm side.

3) Mono line level in and out via the left side and mono pedal in and out on the right side.

For Palette 64hp users only have two 1/4" jacks. You can choose if you want to use the case jacks as either inputs, outputs, or one input and one output."

See this post for additional details.

New kNoB technology ARLPG active resonant LPG Eurorack Module

Demo track video upload by kNoB Technology

"ARLPG is an active resonant LPG of the dream
This is just a little music demo, the bass part is based on the sound of the ARLPG
SAW wave from VCO + ARLPG and sidechain in the track."

Active Resonant Low Pass Gate

ARLPG is an active resonant LPG of the dream
This is an active resonant filter 12db\oct based on vactrols.

When creating it, I had a goal to make a compact and powerful tool for filtering signals. First thing - I tried to keep the bouncy sound of great-grandfather in the face 292, the second thing is to add a completely new resonance circuit, also driven by vactrols, in which the resonance would have a large amplitude at medium and low frequencies and decrease towards high frequencies, in order to avoid the frequent case of uneven auditory perception of a high level of resonance.

The REG (regeneration) knob was also added, which gives additional functions, at the minimum value of this knob, the filter does not color the signal, and works like a VCA, as well as reducing the attenuation of vactrols, at intermediate values it reduces low frequencies in the resonance circuit and allows you to finetune both the character of the resonance and the sound of the filter.

The filter has two operating modes HP and LP.
By voltage, you can control the cutoff frequency and resonance.
Like any good LPG, ARLPG is very friendly to gate signal management, since vactrols have their own natural release, which depends on the time and duration of exposure.

Device inputs and outputs
IN - audio signal input in ARLPG
OUT - audio signal output from ARLPG
Freq - CV input for filter cutoff frequency control
Res- CV input for filter resonance contro


video upload by leonardoworx

"In this patch i made a double sequencer, on the amazing Zoia Euroburo, with probability, ratcheting and polyrythms. The sequenced voices are the Deckard's Voice and the Disting MK4 OSC.
Zoia also sends clock to Xaoc Batumi (that modulate various parameters on both voices) and process audio adding a PingPong Delay and GhostVerb.
So, in a small case, like an 84 hp, thanks to the Zoia Euroburo, you can achieve really complex results (and the effects section is stunning).
Hope you like!"

Part V - Step Program & TR-(x0x) Mode - Isla Instruments S2400 Video Manual

video upload by Isla Instruments

Isla Instruments S2400 Video Manual posts

SynthPlex 22: Shear Relic OB Inspired Poly Is Back!

video upload by sonicstate

It's goes to 11.

"Some time back, we spoke to a young guy: Jacob Brashears (still in college) who was working on an Oberheim inspired analogue poly synth. At the time it was very inspiring and great to see some talent coming up. Then it went quiet. I mean a lot has happened since then right?
Jacob has finished school, now is working on bringing his vision to life. It's also acquired another couple of voices, so probably should be called the Relic 8 now..

Jacob has a pre-production prototype form and it's a lovely looking thing with a lot of really neat (and expensive looking) UI ideas.

Sadly we can't listen to it yet, as the semiconductor shortages have meant that they haven't been able to get it quite ready. The hardware is pretty much done, it's just now the software and auto calibration - which as we know is a non-trivial job in itself.

It's clear that he has been living and breathing this instrument for years and has really immersed himself in it's production. We really hope he can bring it to fruition in the planned timeframe which is going to be March 2023 for a limited production run. With more to come.
The website needs updating, but you can still email them if you are interested in this machine at relic at"

See the Shear Electronics label below for additional posts featuring previous designs.

SynthPlex 22: Prism Circuits Serge Kits and Systems

video upload by sonicstate

"Prism Circuits specialise in Serge format modules, remaining true to the original Serge modules. They are DIY systems and aim to bring affordable Serge to the people.
The modules are available online with links to the parts lists to make it simple to build. Because they are paper front panels you can print them yourself.
They are also available as prebuilt systems pre-designed or customized."

SynthPlex 2022 - Gamechanger Audio Motorsynth MKII Is Shipping

video upload by sonicstate

"The Motor Synth from Gamechanger Audio has always been a crowd pleaser, since we first saw it at 2017 Winter NAMM. Its a really unusual electro-mechanical way to generate audio - using stepper motors and optical readouts to make oscillators. Its got a unique sound and looks great.

The MKII which we saw in prototype at Superbooth earlier this year, is now ready and shipping, we got a demo of a recent patch from Tom at the booth.

Price €2726"

SynthPlex 2022: Update - GPU Audio - New Synth plug-in to run on your Graphics Card

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to GPU Audio at NAMM where it was the biggest video of the show. You folks have a great interest in what they are developing which harnesses the power of your GPU, typically under-utilised high speed processing, and use it for processing audio.

Yep they are a sponsor of our show coverage, but they are also really pushing the boundaries of what can be done with the GPU in your computer.

We caught up Jonathan to talk beta plug-in release, AMD GPU support, Apple silicon support, and got a concept preview of a new GPU powered synthesizer they are working on. Its called Major and has a lot features - or will have - its currently being developed.

GPU Audio"

SynthPlex 2022 - Embodme Erae Multi-touch controller

video upload by sonicstate

"The Erae Touch from Embodme has slipped under our radar somewhat, as we've not seen it in the flesh before. We had a look at the unit at Synthplex and saw that there are some pretty cool features, using the large backlit control surface for some nifty interface chops. They've also managed to get the response time right down that makes it possible to trigger the completely configurable playing surface with sticks.

It puts us in mind of the Jazz Mutant Lemur crossed with the Roli blocks. Its fully MPE compatible and has an editor enabling user configurations aplenty.

Its in production and can be found at for order (3 weeks lead time). Price €700"

Also see this previous post.

SynthPlex 2022 - Leaf Audio Microphonic Sound Box Demo

video upload by sonicstate

"Jim from @Earmonkey Music added some rosin to his bow for this tinker with the extraordinary Leaf Audio Microphonic Sound Box - its an unusual sort of audio playground with mics and effects, springs, contact mics and various other places to tap, scrape and scratch. Its a sound designers dream.

The Microphonic Sound Box is available to buy as a DIY kit from:

Price is £215/$245"

See the Leaf Audio label below for more.

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

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