MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Nyle Steiner plays & talks, P-2 Demo of many Time Travel New Wind Sounds - Mark Steiner

video upload by Mark Steiner

"For the Holiday season I'm offering my Time Travel Collection (license to all my sound collections future and past). And this will include the new Nyle Steiner Historical Sound Collection. Sounds he sampled himself and used in Hollywood movie sessions and more.

The first 10 orders will also get a sound named after them. Cool or silly but fun for sure!

Cost during the holidays starting now is $250.

I'll very soon have a full list up. But it includes 100 or more sounds for EVI-NER, Lyricon 1 and 2, Arturia SEM V plugin, Moog Model D for iPad, and more...

Also around 30 to 50 sounds for Anyma Phi, Moog Sirin, Arturia MatrixBrute and Respiro (both for plugin and iPad/iPhone app)... A few of my Respiro sounds will also be free to anyone. I may do up to 100 of those but at least 50.

I am also preparing and will ongoing make new sample sounds for Logic and MainStage ($30 application for Mac). These include per-note sample instrument made from analog synths, rare and exotic modules/modular synths, tube synthesis, samples from vintage EVI and EWI modules and all kinds of things.

I would note, the Anyma Phi just had an update and added more oscillator types including multi-dimensionally morphing wave table oscillators that are frosty and glassy and sound unreal. This is one of the most amazing and diverse sounding instruments and made for wind synths. I'm dying over the sounds I continue to discover within. So 100% something to get if you have a chance. Analog in it sounds soooooo good, and then so much unreal digital and physical modeling... all mixable to 3 independently expressive layers. It's a technology creature of wonder. ---fully unpaid testimonial/bought my own unit :)

Anyone who has already bought any of my sounds can upgrade to this bundle during the holidays for $150.

More info coming soon. More videos of new sounds including the Nyle samples (including his Rapping from the EVI Concerto, his own trumpet playing sample instrument, and his own exotic flute sound he carved.)

Most of these are all ready now, the rest will electronically ship by Thanksgiving.

A few parts of this seem a bit odd. At times I like to keep unexpected things from sessions in the videos as they are unusual, interesting, funny, or whatever. This one had a few things rarely caught organically... some gibberish Tourette's that I don't understand a few times (from my brain injury I'm still climbing back from). I thought I'd never share that but it felt right tonight. So it's just a little something that is organic and personal. I was also just pretty out of it in some ways from being up so late, I'm usually this... um... gone lol. Anyway, an interesting little journal entry in a way.

Thank you so much, sincerely,


Polyend Play Review/Tutorial

video upload by

00:00 - 03:27 Intro
03:28 - 07:09 User Interface
07:10 - 07:46 New Project
07:47 - 08:35 Sample Handling
08:36 - 10:44 Pick & Place
10:45 - 11:20 Beat Auto Fill
11:21 - 12:30 Euclidean Fill
12:31 - 12:42 Random Fill
12:43 - 13:11 Chromatic Keyboard
13:12 - 14:51 Amen Break
14:52 - 15:08 Polyphonic Play
15:09 - 16:14 Clock Division
16:15 - 17:07 Play Modes
17:08 - 18:27 Euclidean Fill
18:28 - 19:29 FX
19:30 - 19:59 Sidechain
20:00 - 20:28 Sample Editing
20:29 - 21:40 Move Function
21:41 - 22:19 Reverse Sample
22:20 - 24:40 Performance Grid
24:41 - 25:32 Tweak & Return
25:33 - 26:26 Variations
26:27 - 26:51 Song Mode
26:52 - 28:52 MIDI Sequencer
28:53 - 29:53 Pros & Cons

Elektron Monomachine SFX60+ MKII - Song Mode

video upload by TheTrackdriver

"It has been a while since I turned on my Elektron Monomachine. I got surprised when I discovered that there was an almost finished track in there already so here it is. All effects and sounds are from the Monomachine and it was recorded on an UHER 4200 Report Stereo IC tape recorder."

How to make a track without a computer on Circuit Rhythm with Trishes // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"Multidisciplinary artist and activist TRISHES shows us how to make a track without a computer on our Circuit Rhythm.

TRISHES challenges the confines of art and constructs of the self by using music, visual art and spoken word to delve into our psyches. Her undeniably original songwriting, fleshed out by hip-hop beats and pop hooks, examines human struggle through an anthropological lens to prompt listeners on a journey of self-inquiry.

- Learn more about the Circuit Rhythm Firmware Update 2.0:

- Discover Rhythm:"

The Oberheim OB-X8 in a nutshell

video upload by Alex Ball

"Oberheim are back with a very serious synthesizer indeed; the OB-X8.

In this video we take a quick look at what it does and what it sounds like.

Huge thanks and congratulations to Oberheim and Sequential.

0:58 THE OB-X8
1:15 DEMO 1
2:38 DEMO 2
3:51 DEMO 3
4:42 DEMO 2
5:13 PAGE 2
7:03 DEMO 4

Sequential Prophet 5 & 10 Overview Demos by Urban Sound Studio

Sequential Prophet 5 & 10 Part 1 🕵️‍♀️ Getting Started with Subtractive Synthesis Basics Tutorial
video upload by Urban Sound Studio - Todd

"Want to learn the Sequential Prophet 5 & 10? This getting started video will teach you all you need to know about the layout of the Prophet and how to being making sounds with subtractive synthesis.

No effects are used on the examples. You are hearing the raw sound of the Prophet!

🎥 Video Chapters:
0:00 - Understanding Subtractive Synthesis
0:40 - The Oscillators, Waveforms, Mixer, and Tuning Tricks
6:45 - The Amp and ADSR Envelope
8:20 - The Filter and Envelope
13:05 - Unison, Glide, and Vintage Knob"

Sequential Prophet 5 & 10 Part 2 👨‍🚀Exploring Modulation: LFO, Mod Wheel, & Poly Mod Tutorial

"Want to learn the Modulation Sections of the Sequential Prophet 5 & 10? With LFO, Noise, the Mod Wheel, Velocity, Aftertouch, and Poly Mod, you will be on your way to making amazing sounds. This video will teach you all you need to know about the different types of modulation, including some of the quirks of this synth that make it different from all the others.

No effects are used on the examples. You are hearing the raw sound of the Prophet!

🎥 Video Chapters:
0:00 - Modulation with the Sequential Prophet?
0:31 - LFO, Noise, and Mod Wheel
8:04 - Velocity and Aftertouch as Modulation Sources
9:20 - Poly Mod Section 🤯"

Sequential Prophet 5 & 10 Part 3 🥷🏻Classic Sounds Design Tips and Tricks Tutorial

"Want to dive deep into the sound design and tricks of the Prophet 5 & 10? This video will open the doors to some of the classic sounds while addressing the quirks of this synth that make it stand apart from all the others.

No effects are used on the examples. You are hearing the raw sound of the Prophet!

🎥 Video Chapters:
0:00 - Prophet Sound Design Tips and Tricks
0:31 - Classic Polyphonic Brass
2:13 - Polysaw Patch
4:14 - Sync’d FM Style Effects
6:40 - Descending Stepped Filter Effect
8:30 - Punchy Octave Filter Envelope Slide
10:15 - Octave Jump & Double Hits on Key Release
11:38 - Poly Mod Filter Sequencing Effect
14:34 -Disappearing Oscillators - Pulse Width Trick
16:35 - Slow Evolving Glassy Pad"

Creating Dark Ambient with new sample pack COHESION by DATABROTH

video upload by DATABROTH

"You can find the samples here:"

Audio Housing Introduces a 196hp Eurorack Extension for Compact One Music Desk

via Audio Housing

"The 196 HP Extension is a flexible solution to host a larger eurorack system in the Compact One desk. It is fully movable and clips effortlessly on to the top shelf, making full use of the entire width of the furniture - without the need of any screws

Crafted with same care and attention to details as all our products and available in all our existing finishes, this new extension expands the Compact One further into a unique and hybrid territory: A crossover in between a modular cabinet and a music desk where full-fledged synthesizers, controllers, expanders and eurorack modules can be set altogether in one single streamlined furniture with dual keyboard trays.

Price and order information to be announced soon.

More info on:"

Can Plants Make Music? (Clatters Machines Garden Listener Demo)

video upload by Poorness Studios

"I found this really cool Eurorack module which is designed to interact with plants. The Garden Listener from Clatters Machines creates bioelectric gate, trigger, and CV (pitch) signals from any living organism. In this video, I test it out with a pothos plant.

Intro - 0:00
History & Overview - 0:17
Hooking up the Plant - 1:51
MIDI Test w/Volca - 2:33
CV Test w/Modular Synth - 3:26
Final Thoughts - 6:09

You can find out more about the Garden Listener here:

See the podcast I referenced during the video here:"

"The Garden Listener is a random control messages generator from biometric signals. It detects conductivity variations on living beings’ surface and transforms them into MIDI notes, ranging from C-1 to C8, and CV signals (0 – 5V). Its behavior can be tamed through the one-knob menu from which you can choose and modify:

probes’ sensitivity (making it more or less sensitive to current variations);
scale (chromatic, major, minor, indian and arabic);
MIDI channel (from 1 up to 16);
LEDs’ brightness.
Conductivity variations are detected by the Probes Input and converted into MIDI notes in real time according to the Main menu settings. Each MIDI note exits through the MIDI output, allowing you to take advantage of the sound of either any synthesizer equipped with a MIDI port or any VST in your DAW, and gets converted into an analog signal.

Trigger and Gate are fired every time a new note is generated, their voltage output can be modified with the respective attenuator (0 – 5V).

All the MIDI notes are converted into variable voltages (0 – 5V) depending on their pitch and exit through the CV output (1V/oct).

The CV output behavior can be modified via the Octave Selector which acts as a “CV equalizer” from which you can choose to generate CV only if the respective MIDI note lies within a certain octave range.

For once, leave those LFOs alone, and let any living conductive being modulate your signals.

The module comes with 3.5mm white probes and a set of snap-on adhesive reusable electrode pads. A MIDI-TRS type A adapter (not included) is required for the MIDI output.

The module requires calibration for a proper 1V/oct output."

JMT Synth LD 2 - First Test After Modifications

video upload by John L Rice

"This video is all the JMT Synth model LD-2 plus some reverb from the Yamaha mixer. The LD-2 has 2 VCOs each with a sub oscillator, many LFOs, a noise source, a filter, and a delay effect.
More details here:

People familiar with the LD-2 might notice that the Frequency and Volume pots/knobs have swapped positions, this is because the new 10 turn pots I installed were too large to fit in the proper position for VCO 1."

The Sound of Mr. Mister - Broken Wings with Yamaha DX7

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-22 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

One of my favorite songs from the mid 80s

Mr. Mister - Broken Wings from the year 1985
Written by Richard Page, Steve George, John Lang

I used the Yamaha DX7 II FD for all synth sound parts
The bass sound is the famous BASS1 factory sound. Used in many songs in the mid 80s.
All other sounds are self-programmed by me.

Here can you find the full DX7 playlist with a lot single sound demos and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy."

Roland D-05 Boutique Linear Synthesizer Module w/ Dtronics DT-01 Programmer & Accessories

via this auction

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Red Roland SH-01A Boutique Series Synthesizer w/ Original Box

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Roland Boutique TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer

via this auction

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Audiothingies MicroMonsta 8-Voice Polyphonic Synth

via this auction

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"Audiothingies MicroMonsta 8-Voice Polyphonic Synth, tested in great working condition. Includes USB cable."

YAMAHA CS1x Synthesizer

video upload by SOLARIS

"Yamaha CS1x Synthesizer Solaris Music by Mladen Tomic 2022 Klagenfurt #yamaha #cs1 #dancemusic #trance #music #beat #ambientmusic #edm"

Generative Drum & Bass Glitch in 5\4

video upload by Omri Cohen

"There's a full walkthrough video of this patch together with the patch file on my Patreon page -
Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -"

teenage engineering choir with OP–1 field

video upload by teenage engineering

"teenage engineering choir’s midi compatibility is where the magic really happens. conduct your choir with OP–1 field, OP–Z, or any midi keyboard with ble connectivity.

to connect OP–1 field, simply put it in pairing mode for midi, then hold down the button on one doll to pair the whole choir (it will sing that it’s searching for a controller and when it is connected). then you’re ready to play! choir will instantly sing the notes in your composition. you can adjust the qualities of the vibrato, consonants, vowels and reverb via the navy, ochre, grey and orange keys respectively. view the web guide to learn more."

CV Toolkit 3 – Overview Video

video upload by Spektro Audio

"The new CV Toolkit 3 is now available and it includes a new design, many new features such as Snapshots and Quick Route, new options for generating MIDI Notes and CC messages, major performance improvements, and more!

CV Toolkit is a standalone software available for MacOS and Windows that uses virtual modules to generate different kinds of control voltage (CV) signals to control, modulate, and sequence analog / modular synthesizers. These virtual modules can be also internally routed to each other via the Routing Matrix and the internal CV and Gate buses to create more advanced sequences.

For more information about CV Toolkit 3, check out our latest blog post at:"

MINIFreak Sonic Lab Review

video upload by sonicstate

"So here it is, the next in the Freak Range. The MINIFreak has two of those DSP algorithmic oscillators (with around 20 algorithms) and a total of 6 voices. However, it also operates in a kind of hybrid paraphonic mode, giving you 12 voices. You also get a new digital effects section with three slots, a unique Oscillator 2 set of algorithms which allows you to process Oscillator 1 with AM/FM mod, various digital filters and a Decimator/bit reducer - Oscillator 1 source includes an Audio Input mode as well. A second LFO which also has a user mod wave slot as well as a bunch of preset shapes, twin Macro sliders/Pitch/mod wheel/seq or arp gate and spice sliders make it a fairly expressive machine - that and the three octave after-touch enabled key mini keyboard

Exclusive extra content on Patreon"

RS041 Novation Mininova: Big Bang Theory

video upload by rejected synths

"Have you ever wondered why music is ‚played‘? Is it because it‘s meant to be fun for those playing and listening? So why are there so many people out there who are as seriuos about their music as the Lego movie dad is about his Legos?

‚Make it fun‘ does seem to be the wrong mantra for this demographic, because if you show them a Novation Mininova, they will be quick to point out how it looks and feels like a cheap toy, how those keys are just to tiny to be of any use and, of course, it‘s synth engine does just not sound ‚right‘.

Well, brace yourselves Lego dads, because here is someone who actually really likes ‚playing‘ with their toys (me!) and who is automatically drawn to machines that look like they are ‚fun‘.

What did I find?

Well, a lot of great sound!

Don‘t think so?

Then go check for yourself and hit that play button!"


0:00 Intro
0:17 Introduction
1:35 Just a clone?
2:44 A very short VA history
3:00 Synth engine specs
3:22 Software Editors
3:41 Controls and Connectivity
5:36 Let‘s play!
6:19 Animate
7:11 Arp
8:25 Arp plus Filter
9:08 Latch it!
9:48 Two Finger Magic Trick
10:50 One finger only!
12:00 Rage Wheel
13:05 Vocoder
13:43 Some nice patches
15:14 Conclusion
16:06 Outro

RS041.1 Novation Mininova 'No Talking Edition'

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the Novation Mininova for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments."

0:00 Overview
0:11 Animate
0:53 Arp
2:03 Arp plus Filter
2:44 Latch it!
3:24 Two Finger Magic Trick
4:25 One finger only!
5:33 Rage Wheel
6:34 Vocoder
7:01 Some nice patches
8:28 Outro"

RS040 Novation Drum Station: T-RD 809?

video upload by rejected synths

"When Behringer finally managed to deliver the RD9 to stores, everyone seemed to be very much hyped about it and why wouldn‘t you be? It’s a bit like a budget car brand releasing everyone’s favorite vintage sports car at the price of, well … a budget car … only that the car looks, feels and performs pretty much like the real deal, if not better. So it’s pretty clear everyone is hyped a.f.

But what if I told you it has been done before? Sure, the Novations Drum Station isn’t ‘the real deal’ in terms of some of the functionality, like the sequencer, but it more than makes up for that shortcoming by squeezing both incredibly realistic (for the time) 808 AND 909 emulations into a very compact and very (midi) controllable 19’’ rack unit.

And while RD8 and RD9 are much cheaper than those old school legends, if you just want the sound and control-ability, why not save another 300 bucks (and a lot of shelf space)."

0:00 Intro
1:06 Introduction
2:49 Controls and Connectivity
3:51 808 Sounds
4:13 808 Demo Pattern
4:31 909 Sounds
4:46 909 Demo Pattern
5:12 Midi CC Goodness
5:36 Live Tweaking Demo
6:16 Demo Track
7:36 Conclusion
8:10 Outro

RS040.1 Novation Drum Station 'No Talking Edition'

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the Novation Drum Station for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments."


0:00 Overview
0:08 808 Drum Sounds
0:26 808 Demo Pattern
0:44 909 Drum Sounds
0:58 909 Demo Pattern
1:24 Live Tweaking Demo
2:01 Demo Track (ft. Novation Bass Station)
3:05 Outro

RS042 M-Audio Venom: The Bad Guy

video upload by rejected synths

"It one of storytelling's oldest tricks, the bad guy that turn out to be the good guy. From Dickens’ Ebeneezer Scrooge to Jane Austen‘s Mr Darcy, from J.K Rowling‘s Snape to (who ever came up with him!?) Jonny Lawrence from Corbra Kai, the tough guys aren‘t as tough in the end and often the bad reputation they carry isn‘t really their own fault.

So, will a synth that is both notorious for being little more than a dub step noise machine and a cheaply built and quickly abandoned piece of glossy white plastic actually turn out to be the hero of the story?

It very much depends on who tells the story here, as M-Audio‘s Venom clearly has it‘s strengths if you can overlook the questionable design decisions made during it‘s inception. Like the hard to read grey on grey lettering or the fact that M-Audio thinks it totally ok for a stand alone hardware synth to heavily rely on a software editor that requires a PCor Mac to be able to utilize most of its extensive set synth engine features. Even the Virtual Analog Synthesizer claim that is prominently featured on the synth itself, it a bit of a hoax, as the Venom basically is just a souped up Rompler running on Amtel‘s Dream series ICs that were also found in PC sound cards and Karaoke Machines in the late 90s and early 2000s.

If you ignore these shortcomings and manage to get the editor running, you might be surprised of what the Venom can actually do. Apart from all the obvious dirty and distorted stuff, a lot can be achieved with the synth engine. Also as it was designed as an all in one solution for music beginners, you can even use it to record and process other instruments and even your own voice (vocoder anyone?).

Last but not least, the Venom might be pretty much the only synth whose price tag doesn‘t seem to have skyrocketed during the pandemic, here in Europe, you can still regularity find one for around 100€!

Curious? Then go ahead and press play!"

0:00 Intro
0:46 Introduction
1:29 The ugly parts
2:10 The bad parts
3:12 The good parts
4:35 Controls and connectivity
6:07 'Sick and Nasty' Patches
8:40 'Mad FX' Patches
9:29 'Whirling Pad' Patches
13:19 'Clean Keys' Patches
14:54 'Stained Keys' Patches
18:12 'Amazing Arp' Patches
20:46 'Traditional' Patch
21:13 Some Drumkits
22:39 Multi Mode Demo
25:31 Conclusion
26:10 Outro

RS042.1 M-Audio Venom: 'No Talking Edition'

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the M-Audio Venom for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments."

RS053 Death Star xp2: Red Sound Dark Star

video upload by rejected synths

"Sometimes one seemingly smart idea is enough to kill a whole company: The DeLorean DC-12 looked great on paper (and in Back to Future) but buried DeLorean as a company, Jiucero soon went out of juice, when people realized that DRM juice was actually as bad an idea on paper as it was in reality and the Red Sound Dark Star, well it was probably a tad bit too ambitious for the company that created it.

Sure, Virtual Analog was the next big thing, when the Dark Star was being incepted. and sure, the Virus was another VA synth by a small company that still managed to very well. So at the time, creating their own take on a VA synth most certainly sounded like a sound idea for Red Sound and, again, on paper, it sounded like a great product: Eight voices, five part multitimbrality, very solid built quality, stereo audio ins, built in expandability and, at just below 500€, a price much lower than what others were asking for.

So how could it fail this hard even after the price was lowered to well below 200€? Was it really as bad and laggy as people seemed to agree it was? Or did it just fall victim to a bad reputation? After all, the internet was another ‘product’ on the rise at that time and with it, of course, came people hating on the poor Dark Star in forums all over the net.

Sure, the Dark Star can suck, it can be slow and laggy, but as I think I’ve showed time and again on this channel, ‘bad’ synths can also often rise above their reputation when you use them just right. And of course, thanks to it’s reputation as the ‘worst VA’ it’s still one of those rare cases where you can still find an old synth at very reasonable prices.

Curious? Well then go board the ship, we’re about to take off…"


0:00 Intro
0:21 Introduction
1:36 Sound Engine
3:34 Demo Song Snippet
4:23 Controls and Connectors
5:58 P35 Fat Saw Bass
6:43 P07 Plank Spank
7:44 P09 Jupitous
8:34 P41 Flower
9:30 P15 Brightly
10:32 Demo Song 1: House Org
11:30 Demo Song 2: Trance Layer
12:47 Conclusion
14:35 Outro

RS053.1 Red Sound Dark Star 'No Talking Edition'

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the Red Sound Dark Star for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments."


0:00 Tracklist
0:08 Factory Demo Snippet
0:42 P52 Fat Saw Bass
1:27 P07 Plank Spanker
2:28 P09 Jupitous
3:18 P41 Flower
4:14 P15 Brightly
5:06 Multi Demo 1: House Org
6:03 Multi Demo 2: Trance Layer
7:22 Outro

RS053.2 Red Sound Dark Star Factory Demo Songs

"Time for some bonus content again, I've created some visuals for the Factory Demo Song(s) of the Dark Star.

These can be accessed by holding Audition and pressing Modulation


RS050 Waldorf Rack Attack: Analog Virtual

video upload by rejected synths

"Being way ahead of your time more often than not isn‘t actually that great. Sure, sometimes innovation pays off big time, but for some reason, pushing boundaries and conventions often won’t instantly get you the acclaim you actually deserve.

This happened more than once in general history (and in synth history too) and it is certainly true for the VST plugin turned Rack unit featured in this video. These days, it’s fairly common for us to see manufacturers squeezing what are essentially plugins into tiny shiny boxes (Roland Boutique anyone?) and while you could get the same sound for less (or free?) in your DAW, physical buttons an knobs always have a tendency to spark creativity and fun in a way that is seldom achieved sitting in front of a big screen, squeezing virtual buttons and knobs with your mouse cursor.

While The Waldorf Rack Attack certainly isn’t as portable and/or affordable as your average Volca, for me it’s an absurdly fun machine. When I took up collecting the actual hardware synths I could not afford as a teen I was absolutely baffled when I learned that Waldorf had also released a hardware version of the Attack, one of my all time favorite VST plugins, in 2002. I instantly wanted it but it took me several years to find one at an even remotely affordable price.

On the very few occasions I managed to find a unit at a reasonable, I was always too late and someone snagged it away from me before I could make an offer. This way I learned that I don’t seem to be the only one to appreciate this freaky machine. But with some patience (actually a few years of patience) I finally manged to find and buy one myself. To my surprise it turned out that the Rack Attack was even more awesome than I had expected, because Waldorf was kind enough to add some extra magic to the rack version of the Attack, it isn’t just an incredibly wild sounding percussion and drum synth but can also be used to create all kinds of synth sounds and even comes with a built in sequencer. It turned out that, with some planning ahead, you could create full tracks on a single Rack Attack and the pattern sequencer can be a great tool in any dawless setup.

Only very few people seem to know about this absolute gem of an machine, not much at all can be fond on YouTube itself, well until now that is ;)"


0:00 Intro
0:43 A pretty long Introduction
4:38 The Attack Sound Engine
6:09 Rack Attack Demo Song
7:36 Controls and Connectivity
8:58 Preset Drumkit Demo Patterns
11:03 Plugin Mode Sound Demos
12:53 Pattern Sequencer
15:38 Plugin Mode Demo Song
18:48 Conclusion
19:27 Outro

RS050.1 Waldorf Rack Attack 'No Talking' Edition

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the Behringer Neutron for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments."

0:00 Factory Demo Song 3
1:30 Preset Drumkit Demo Patterns
3:35 Poly Mode Sound Demos
5:14 Pattern Sequencer Demo
7:35 Poly Mode Demo Song

RS050.2 Waldorf Rack Attack: Factory Demo Songs

"Aa a little bonus goodie and to celebrate the fact that I replaced my ancient 2012 graphics card with a slightly less 2017 one, I did practice some more blender fu and created some visuals for the other two demo songs I haven't featured in my original Waldorf Attack video."

Doepfer Musikelektronik MS 404: Modular at Heart

video upload by rejected synths

"Ah, the 90s! Those were easier days. No Covid, no masks, and sadly 303s!

While this is an issue that has prevailed ever since, back in the 90s, when Techno ruled supreme, this lack of 303s also gave rise to a whole cottage industry of 303 cloners, companies small and tiny, set up to give ravers what they wanted: one of those shiny acid boxes or, a bit later, when techno production became more professionalized, handy 19 inch rack clones that integrated well into a studio setup, complete with midi and controls over parameters.

Dieter Doepfer, possibly best known for fathering the Eurorack standard, also tried his hand in the cloning business, or at least it seemed, because apart from the obvious naming reference, the MS 404 actually has very little to do with a faithful 303 emulation. Doepfer instead went ahead and created a far more capable machine, that can do about 101 things a 303 can‘t, but, ironically, also can‘t really do 303.

In this video, I will show you some of these things, also including this one thing it obviously can‘t.

So lean back and enjoy some fine German engineering!


0:00 Intro
1:05 Introduction
3:39 Controls and Connectivity
6:50 Demo I: Not quite 303
8:45 Demo II: Noisy
10:35 Demo III: Does it PWM?
12:36 Demo IV: Dual LFO Mayhem
14:49 Demo V: Filter Input
16:32 Demo Jam
20:21 Concusion
20:59 Outro"

RS046.1 Doepfer Musikelektronik MS 404 'No Talking Edition'

RS047 Tech Support: Doepfer MS-404 - Some Simple Mods

video upload by

"As a kid, growing up on shows like A-Team and Mc Gyver, I used to think that, with some knowledge, you could just hack things together, like they did on these shows, building useful gear from junk that happened to be around. This fascination never quite left me and led to me unscrewing broken electronics to have a peek inside, imagining I would be able to build something cool.

But, growing up in the 80s meant there still wasn’t any YouTube or even basic internet around just yet, so the only resources where I could have learned some basic electronics stuff were wildly confusing and much too complicated for me back then, so I resorted to Legos.

Much later, I learned how to (barely) handle a soldering iron and toyed around with some simple electronics projects, collecting some knowledge here and there. So when I finally ended up with the service manual of the MS 404 I knew the time had come to try some synth modding.

The Service Manual didn’t only provide me with schematics but even included some suggestions on how to mod the 404. Even better, during it’s very design, the synth had already been created with expandability/moddability in mind. And because it ain’t no tiny electronics Volca, even my limited soldering skills are suffice to realize some of these modifications.

The first, and probably easiest thing I did, was to tap into multiple jumpers layed out around the board, this way, it’s super easy to add switches for LFO waveform selection and filter envelope behavior.

The second mod is a little more demanding, it’s something I came about when trying to build a tiny crossfade mixer. Utilizing a pot, it’s actually possible, to mix the signals of the saw and square wave VCO outputs, so I did that as well as adding a second pot in order to be able to mix in some noise into the VCO signal, sh101 style.

I’ve tested my ideas thoroughly before going as far as drilling holes into the faceplate, and from what I’ve learned about electronics so far, which isn’t too much to be honest, they should be safe modifications when applied correctly. Still, I just want to make it a 100% sure that I will not take any responsibility when you damage your 404 while applying any of these mods."

Akai AX60 with Tauntek Upgrade

via this auction

"Akai AX60 Analog Synthesizer with Tauntek firmware upgrade and recapped power supply. Excellent condition and works perfectly.

Tauntek firmware upgrade adds the following features:

1) MIDI Sysex patch save and restore - saves or restores all patches in one operation (tape save/load works as before)

2) MIDI cc parameter changes are now supported

3) Non-volatile storage of MIDI channel setting and current patch

4) Slider code modified as described above to avoid jumpiness

5) Adjustable Unison de-tune feature. (Not active in split mode) (can be disabled)

6) Random arpeggiator mode instead of "play all notes" mode (can be disabled)

7) Arpeggiator up/down mode which doesn't repeat the top and bottom keys (can be disabled)

8) Slow LFO mode which halves the frequency over the entire range of the LFO (can be disabled)

9) VCF resonance slider taper mod to move oscillation point up (overall range is not changed) (can be disabled)

10) ADSR slider tapers mod to increase effect in the lower part (overall range is not changed) (can be disabled)

11) MIDI clocking of arpeggiator with choice of 48,24,12, or 6 PPQ (can be disabled for internal or 1/4" jack clocking)

12) Sustain mode can be activated using Arp Hold switch

13) MIDI Note velocity added to VCA EG Depth setting mode (but new setting also affects notes played on AX60, can be disabled)"

Oberheim OB-Mx - Four Voice

via this auction

"90's Oberheim OBMX with 2 voice cards (four voice in total). Very good condition. These are very rare and even more rare with 2 voice cards."

Oberheim Two Voice TVS-1A SN 0213

via this auction

"Serviced Two Voice with the later compensated sequencer. Voice 1 Gate and CV in/out have been added for more flexibility. This Two Voice has had one owner and is excellent shape. It's fully calibrated and performing as it should. One of the SEM modules was signed by Tom Oberheim which is neat (can provide signing photos) who enjoyed seeing it in great shape. There are a LOT of patch out points on the modules, for control send/returns, and the sequencer can be wired for external clock option.

There are sounds I was never able to achieve before playing the SEMs with the sequencer - I've found the Two Voice to be one of the most flexible and instantly creative synths - magic."

Multivox MX-3000 Analog Monophonic / Polyphonic String Bass Synthesizer SN 856031

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here. You can find additional posts featuring the Multivox MX-3000 including demos here.

"The MX-3000 is a rare synthesizer that comprises of a bass section, polyphonic string synthesizer, and monophonic synth section. The bass section is fairly simple with a switch for sustain or infinite hold, a slider for release, a 3 position switch for brightness, and glide. The polyphonic section features a low pass filter, a lush ensemble chorus and vibrato effect section, an LFO, ASR envelope, a number of standard preset sounds. The monophonic section sports a familiar collection of parameters including, selectable waveform oscillator, noise generator, LFO, a resonant low pass VCF, 2 ADSRs, and VCA. All of which feed into a mixer section for arranging levels for optimal performance."


video upload by Fever X Synth ®

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Info for collectors: this is the first version of the synth. meaning there's NO LEGS and NO MIDI. Even internally differs because the motherboard circuits has a total of 4 EPROM instead of 3 that you will find in the next generations.

If you are looking for the best way to enter the analog world and you want a collector's item (prices go up faster than a Jupiter 8...) the ELKA SYNTHEX must be yours.


This keyboard is in very good condition, with some expected signs of ageing, including some scratches and nicks. There is no rust on the chassis. The main panel is almost scratchless except for a scratch visibile in the upper center of the synth well shown in the pictures n. 21 attached to this listing. The letter "H" of SYNTHEX on the back has a little scratch (picture n.5). The ELKA plate on the right is slightly scratched (picture n. 19). The wood side panel on the right has some scuffs (photo n. 21 + 7). The wood side panel on the left has some nicks on the upper back and in the middle (photo n. 20 + 6). Few scratches/nicks on the bottom of both wood side panels. The wood bottom of the synth presents various scratched (pictures from 14 to 18). Keys are brilliant white (no yellowing on them), none are loose or wobbly. The "tuning" (picture n. 25) and sequencer "frequency" (picture 22) pot caps are slightly scratched. The first numbers in the master volume pot area are fading away due to a discoloration (picture 23). No battery leakage damage. Always stored in its flight case in a temperature controlled room.


This unit has been thoroughly tested. It is 100% fully functional. All faders do their job without noise, and all LEDs work perfectly. All keys play accurately. All voices, buttons, keys, sliders, switches, inputs and outputs work 100%. The original factory presets are still there. The original sustain pedal work as it should. Please see the demo-video attached to this listing to check everything in the description.



Original Bundle Sustain Pedal
Original Bundle Paper "User Manual"
2 x Service invoice dated 1992 coming from the official ELKA Service (Generalmusic)
Flight Case"

Böhm Dynamic 4x9 Vintage FM Synth with Analogue Phaser + Ensemble

RS051.1 Dr Böhm Dynamic 4x9 'No Talking Edition' video upload by rejected synths

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the Dr Böhm Dynamic 4x9 for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments. If you like it, go watch the full video, it features additional information about the machine:"

You can find additional demos and a brochure of the 12/24 model in previous posts here.

RS051 Dr Böhm Dynamic 4x9: FM Tank

video upload by rejected synths

Dopfer gets a mention at 2:17.

"Japanese manufacturers today are the big players in the synth world and they have been so for quite a while. But just like there are today, there have always been other choices too. Small manufacturers from many different countries add their own distinctive ‚flavors‘ and always have.

Take for example today‘s synth, the Dr Böhm Dynamic 4x9. It‘s a very German fully programmable 4OP FM-Synth monster. Big and heavy (and some might say over-engineered) like a German sedan. Stuffed to the brim with the latest technology (from the mid 80s) it clearly exceeds the capabilities of most of it’s contemporary peers. Featuring a whooping 36 voices (and 36 part multitimbrality), it is equipped with dual midi ports, lots of outputs, two analog effects boards and abundance of memory for patches and takes up a LOT of parking, ehm, rack space.

The biggest difference of course is, that you don’t have to built you Mercedes or BMW yourself, (and didn’t have to back in the 80s). A Doctor Böhm however was a DIY affair, to own one, you had to built one yourself. It’s no surprise then, that the 4x9 never became too popular or even widely known outside of it’s native country. So it’s actually much less a Beamer and more like a Bitter SC Sedan… or a German tank, if you go by its impressive weight or the thickness of the metal used for the casing ;)"

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

"This one‘s a real hidden gem.

Developed in 1987 by the german organ factory Böhm (formerly known as Dr. Böhm) the Dynamic 4x9 is a 9 voice multitimbral 4 Operator FM Synthesizer with Bucket Brigade Effects Phaser and Ensemble. And it‘s got Yamaha (YM2203) ICs.

4x9 means you can route 4 Midi Channels, each with 9 Voices, separately. You got a stereo out and you got four single outs to mix each of the four channels separately.

Dynamic means you got aftertouch and velocity.

The attached video shows all functions and what the 4x9 sounds like.

Device works flawless, some scratches on top, no leaked battery. Looks fine inside.

220 Volt.

For 110 Volts you need a voltage converter"

Seaboard RISE 2: Introducing Semitone Legato

video upload by ROLI

"Semitone Legato is an inbuilt Seaboard RISE 2 feature that lets you create astonishingly expressive tracks. Toggle it on and off while playing different parts and presets on the Keywave2 surface — and unlock the full potential of an MPE instrument able to master any musical style.


Semitone Legato is a RISE 2 setting perfect for playing luscious, fluid leads and shimmering vibrato. In this setting, pitchbend between each note — the Glide Dimension of Touch — is set to maximum. Make sure it's switched on if you're recording a richly expressive or microtonal part, such as a bowed-string instrument melody.

Semitone Legato is on by default when the Glide Fader is set to 100%. You can adjust it on the RISE 2 control panel, or within your included ROLI Dashboard software.


For Seaboard parts where you need plenty of distinct tones and semitones — for instance a melody line with many chromatic notes or a jazzy chord accompaniment — it’s often better not to activate Semitone Legato. As the Glide Dimension of Touch is turned down, each keywave will behave closer to distinct keyboard or piano keys, with less sensitivity to gliding, vibrato gestures.

To turn Semitone Legato off or down, simply adjust the Glide Fader below 100% on the side panel or in ROLI Dashboard. Don’t forget, you can adjust Glide in real time with the side panel Touch Fader — even mid-performance.

Any musical style is possible with Seaboard RISE 2:"

Joranalogue - Workshop @SchneidersLaden

video upload by SchneidersLaden

"A few weeks ago SchneidersLaden welcomed Frits Jacobs from Joranalogue. Frits gave a workshop on the complete product line of Joranalogue, looking a bit into the future and talking about modules that are not yet available for purchase. Frits not only teaches what you can also find in the product description for the modules online, but also brings many great examples of patch ideas and applications. There is a lot to learn here!

The video of the workshop documents the visit at SchneidersLaden and hopefully gives a good insight into the design philosophy of Joranalogue. We would like to thank Joranalogue for visiting us in Berlin, Frits Jacobs for the great presentation, Estefania Huygen for recording the video and the initial editing and last but not least all our wonderful guests."

Introducing the Okapi Mixers and Koi Mult with Richard Nicol

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard walks through the 2+2 Okapi mixer, Stereo Okapi mixer, and Koi mult modules. More information at"

"Pittsburgh Modular Safari Series 6 feeds on our love of fish and vintage mixers. The 2+2 Okapi and Stereo Okapi mixers use our newly developed soft compression/saturation circuit add vibe to any mix and the Koi is a quality fish themed buffered multiple.

2+2 Okapi Mixer & Stereo Okapi Mixer
Two different versions of the same idea. The 2+2 Okapi and Stereo Okapi mixers add a vintage console vibe to sounds by using soft compression and saturation to glue the mix together.

Both modules include per channel LED monitoring and two mixing modes. Clean mode utilizes the mixing circuit of the SV-1 for a transparent mixer that works great with both audio and CV signals. Saturate mode adds soft compression and saturation to the mix. This effect can be used subtly to add vibe or pushed further to press additional harmonics out of the mix. A global mute is available on both versions of the mixer as well. The 2+2 Okapi offers a mute and phase switch for each channel. The top two channels can be split off allowing the mixer to be used as two independent mixers. This is very handy for both small and large systems. The Stereo Okapi has a pan pot for each of the four channels along with a left and right output. Perfect as an output mixer or a sub-mixer for drums.

Koi Buffered Splitter
The Koi is pretty simple but very handy. Three chained, fully buffered multiples. Each section has a dedicated LED for keeping an eye on the signals. We know you have your choice of fish themed eurorack signal splitters, but we think ours is the best.

Price, Availability, and More Information
The retail price for the 2+2 Okapi and Stereo Okapi is $149 each. The retail price for the Koi is $99. Because these modules are considered experiments, production has been limited to 200 numbered 2+2 Okapi, 200 Stereo Okapi, and 200 Koi. The modules are available now through the Pittsburgh Modular web shop. More information regarding the Okapi and Koi Eurorack Modules is available at"

RF Psy Tech analog jam 120bpm

video upload by Radical Frequencies Modular

"Radical Frequencies psy tech analog jam :
the bass is a Dpvco saw and a sub oscillator waveform passing through the SH Vcf .
And the Scota Vcf in self oscillation mode and cross fm through the RF mixer makes those fm bleeps . The kick is an analog 808 clone"

RF Modular self generated krell 2 voice

"RF Modular self generated krell patch with 2 voices .
One sound is from waveshaper and the other from 12db Multi Vcf in band pass mode ."

Syntronik Synth-X synth virtual instrument- The king of vintage Italian synthesizers

video upload by ikmultimedia

"Get up to 64 libraries free for a limited time!

Syntronik Synth-X is the latest new synth for Syntronik 2 which like all Syntronik instruments works equally as a library inside SampleTank 4. Based on the Elka Synthex, the Italian monster polysynth manufactured in the early '80s, its wonderful variety of pads, sweeps, leads and basses make it a go-to favorite for the world's most famous synth artists, often fetching well over $10,000 when rare units are up for sale."

TERRA (SOMA lab) demo video

video upload by Vlad Kreimer

"All sound is just TERRA without external FXs or post processing."

You can find additional demos and details on SOMA Lab's TERRA in previous posts here.

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