MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Jams from the 80s : Recreated on Synthesizers : Part 3

video upload by Luke Million

Luke Million Jams from the 80's

"The third instalment of some of my favourite jams from the 80s played on some of my favourite synthesizers 🎹🎹🎹
Billy Ocean - When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk?
Prince - Controversy
U2 - With Or Without You
Ozzy Osbourne - Mr Crowley
Madonna - Into The Groove
Robert Palmer - Johhny and Mary
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
The System - You Are in My System
Van Halen - 1984

Gear used in this video

Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 3.3
Roland Juno 6
Oberheim OB8
Moog Multimoog
Roland SH2
Roland Jupiter 4
Arp Odyssey Mk 1
Yamaha CS40M
Korg MS20
Roland VP330
Solina String Ensemble
Yamaha DX7
Moog Grandmother
Oberheim DX
Digitech Talker
Akai MPC X
Ableton Push 2

Stream my music"

Sequential Pro 3 Demo 1

video upload by Skinny Nails Assembly

"Demo of the Sequential Pro 3 (SEM Patches and FXs)
One of my all time favorite synth.

Clavia Nord Lead 2 Pad at the end."

Electrocomp EML-101 vintage synthesizers for sale - fully refurbished

video upload by tonetweakers

"Here’s the Electronic Music Labs Electrocomp EML-101 we just sold a customer. It was meticulously refurbished over dozens of hours, sparing no expense, and is way better than the rest as a result. Buy vintage synths that work like new at and please sign up for our newsletters while you’re there. Played by Jay Wires (who you should follow after you follow us). Thanks!"

Korg M500 Micro Preset - Synthesizer Demo

video upload by NGC0 Music

"Finally got my hands on this one, a bit rare these days, vintage mono little beast from the 70s (late 70s I think) made by Korg. It's a bit unconventional, as it's from the times when there was no real standards on synth nomenclatures, so each company had their own "words" for stuff like "Cutoff Filter". (Here it's a horizontal fader called "Traveler", which also controls the resonance). I hope you can hear on this video how beautiful this thing sounds, in. my opinion, it really shines on leads with vibrato, it can get very expressive, for something with so little controls.

The M500 is going straight to my audio interface, there it's going to an emulation of a tape echo (UAD Galaxy Echo)."

New Barton Musical Circuits BMC093 Diode Shaper VCA & BMC092 Sample Release

BMC093 Diode Shaper VCA Demovideo upload by boogdish

"Demonstration/Overview of a new synthesizer module design.
I provide PCBs/Panels for DIY builders and also sell pre-built modules on my site. Visit to get more information on this module. PCBs and fully built modules can be ordered from:"

This module is a VCA that uses rectified feedback/feedforward to provide waveshaping. Both the feedback/forward knobs can provide positive or negative feedback and the external CV control is an attenuverter. It also includes switchable Zener diode limiters to soften the output when large amounts of positive feedback are used. The module is DC coupled, so it can be used with LFOs, Envelopes and CV sources as well waveforms. The DC coupling also allows for DC offset to be applied to the input which increases harmonic possibilities.
This module is designed for 12V systems, but works with 15V systems with just one resistor change. The documentation gives tips on how to tweak or modify the circuit.

BMC092. Sample Release Demo video upload by boogdish

"This is a demo/overview of a new synthesizer module design. More information (schematics, ordering, etc) can be found at"

The Sample Release is a 4 channel bipolar envelope generator module that can also act as a sample-and-hold or track-and-hold. Each channel takes a voltage input, samples it and then that voltage goes to zero volts with it's rate controlled by the release knob. This generates control envelopes that fall when positive voltage inputs are applied and rise when negative voltage inputs are applied. Each channel has a toggle that disables the release function and lets the channel act as a traditional sample-and-hold or track-and-hold. Additionally, a +5V supply is normalized to the voltage input so the module can also be used as a normal release generator


video upload by Love Hultén

A homage to Nostromo

Syntrx2 - Erica Synths
LVX - Meris
Reverb - Empress
Analog Heat - Elektron
Keystep - Arturia
Video Scope - Critter & Guitari

MiniKorg + OpSix + Polybrute + Rhodes MKIII = FUNK!

video upload by Jeremy Parker

"So this funky number is named after Lowell, MA, the 'Mill City', and the place where my funk journey really got going so many years ago. The song features the Arturia Polybrute holding down the main rhythm and bass parts, the Rhodes MKIII EK-10 on some lovely bridge chords, the MiniKorg 700fs on melodies, and the Korg PolySix bringin' in some low end on the solo section. But my favorite part is the dueling mono synth solos where the MiniKorg and OpSix battle it out (and I get a little crazy)!

Hope ya'll enjoy it!"

Synth East - Introducing Norwich's first synth festival

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"Synth East is a synthesizer exhibition and performance event taking place at the Norwich Arts Centre on the 4th of March 2023. In this video I'd like to introduce to the idea, the concepts and the venue.

Tickets aim to be on sale from Friday the 9th December"

Books Books Books!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"The 2022 installment of the now annual "Bookshelf" series! So many great music books came out this year we couldn't even fit them all!"

0:30 Sounds Wild And Broken by David George Haskell
1:28 Structure and Synthesis: The Anatomy of Practice by Mark Fell
3:09 Of Technique by Maria Chavez
4:03 Dilla Time by Dan Charnas
5:27 The Sound of the Machine by Karl Bartos
6:26 Assembling a Black Counter-Culture by DeForrest Brown Jr.
7:35 Switched On by Albert Glinsky

Previous installments posted here.

Error Instruments Sound Scaper: Unboxing & Demo

video upload by Poorness Studios

"I have this cool new device from @errorinstruments paul tas to unbox. It was sent to me as a discounted item but it was not a free item for review purposes. However, Paul included a bonus item in the box. Thanks Paul! In this video, I go over the Sound Scaper and do some sound clips.

Intro - 0:00
Unboxing & Overview - 0:44
Sounds (no CV) - 3:06
Sounds (with CV) - 6:49
Summary - 10:01

You can purchase a Sound Scaper here:

See more Unboxing Videos here:"

Tiptop Buchla 266t Overview 1

video upload by Todd Barton

Tiptop 266t videos by Todd Barton

"A look at the lefthand side functions: Noise section, Fluctuating Random Voltages, Quantized Random Voltages and Stored Random Voltages.

My Patreon:"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Multi Zaturn 5

video upload by

"Some lovely sounds from the Multi Filters."

Acid Techno Modular Synth Jam with TR-909 and DFAM - Unpatching or How I Patch

video upload by Honeysmack

Timeline below.

"In this video I "unpatch" a little Acid Techno modular rack I've been rocking for a few months. Truth is, I didn't really unpatch, more of a "how I patch" — I walk through and explain how I use modules and their sound/function. This channel is supported by my Patreons, become a member here:

🎛 Focused modular voices 🎛
🔸 Cwejman BLD2 making the 303ish sound
🔸 Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter - mad percussion sounds
🔸 Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas - lead, bass or rip your head off!
🔸Michigan Synth Works SY0.5 - Pearl Syncussion clone, analog percussion secret weapon.
🔸Endorphines Queen of Pentacles - 909 inspired multi-drum voice module with effects.
🔸Moog DFAM - killer percussion and synth module with onboard 8-step sequencer.

Merely scratching the surface in this video. So strap in and grab a nice coffee or tea. It gets a little long, so perhaps my next unpatching video will dive deeper how I specifically use certain modules. Please feel free to ask!

🕹 The jam I unpatch is available here, with no talking, straight up jam: [posted here]

My modular gear and set-up is in a constant state of flux and I change up my rack every 3 months, thereabouts. That is the beauty of modular synths, you design your own synth. There are no, right or wrong ways to do this, it is all very subjective. Hence, you get an insight to my way of thinking about how I make Techno."

00:00 Intro to the gear, my improvisational approach and sequences
02:04 Audio and MIDI routings
04:09 Module overview
08:21 Intellijel Metropolis - and how I'm not a traditionally trained musician.
12:04 BLD2 focus, that's Bass -Lead & Drum Generator to earth people.
13:54 Add that 909 and jamming
15:05 Basimilus Iteritas Alter - hard to pronounce, best percussion all-rounder
18:10 Loquelic Iteritas - a tale of 2 pitches
22:52 Continue the jam, that's what we came for
24:37 Cockpit2 - mixer module with that sweet side-chain pump
27:33 SY0.5 and Queen of Pentacles, serious percussion investments, shhhhhh don't tell everyone
32:15 Queen of Pentacles, the Queen is very much alive
35:29 I do like to jam, no seriously, I do ask anyone who doesn't know me
36:06 Drummer from another mother or DFAM to you and me!
37:37 Please add 909 to that DFAM, thanks maaaaaaate
39:13 Versio - reverb from the versatile vampire
41:56 Get a little crazy jamming with the reverb
43:43 Outro and thank you

TIMELESS WINDS : SynthRphony final Movement (costellato)

video upload by KurtzMindfields

KurtzMindfields SynthRphony performances

"This final title is an improvisation played around a SynthR4 sequence, using internal delay & Shimmer effect. Ambiant composition.
New album :
1/ Session1 (below, camera 1 & 2) : SynthR4 in mono sequencer mode, Big Ancestor Moog Bass + Flanger BF2, Moog Sub37 bass & winds, Hansy mister M mellotron, Waldorf Zarembourg phased Strings, Rhodes Stage MKI + Delay MXR, Vpiano + delay.
2/ Session2 (above) : Arturia VST : Synclavier, ARP2600 kick, OBXA on Studiologic SL73 studio."

Korg Poly-800

via this auction

Roland SYSTEM-100M 3xVCO,VCF,VCA Studio System Model 110 / 112 / 121 / 130 / 140 / 191-J

via this auction

"Roland SYSTEM-100M Studio System.
3 x VCO, VCF, VCA Studio System Set

Roland System-100M Model 110 VCO VCF VCA
Roland System-100M Model 112 Dual VCO
Roland System-100M Model 121 Dual VCF
Roland System-100M Model 130 Dual VCA
Roland System-100M Model 140 Dual Envelope, LFO
Roland System-100M Model 191-J Power Unit Case, Multiples

100% perfect working."

140 364344
130 293046
121 363260
112 061815
110 760469

Roland SH-3 w/ Rare EMS Synthi Style Diode Filter SN 220199

via this auction

"Future-proof service performed earlier this year with new electrolytic caps, calibration, all moving parts cleaned like the sliders, pots, keyboard etc. It has been very well maintained and kept in a smoke and pet free professional environment since new in 1974. The SH-3 are extremely rare with historians estimating build count at somewhere in the 40-100 range. The diode ladder filter was later revisited by Roland most popularly for the TB-303 in addition to the classic 100 series modular/semi-modular system."

SLM Pedal Bass Analog Bass Synthesizer 70s 1970s Vintage Keys

via this auction

"The keys all work, The black plastic shell part comes off easily and the pitch buttons are missing their caps but the shafts still activate when pushed. Im not an expert on this unit but it makes a thick bass sound"

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Portable Synthesizer & Sampler w/ Accessories

via this auction

"OP-1 in fantastic condition with all accessories & rare PX-0 Ear Buds"

Rucci 16-Step CV Sequencer

via this auction

You cand find a demo and additional details here.

Vintage Oberheim DMX Drum Machine SN B43718

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Elektron Digitone 37 Key 8 Voice Digital Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Expert Sleepers Pandora drum smash

video upload by Expert Sleepers

"Messing about with Pandora."

Lunaris 2, Pads Instrument for the Kontakt Player

video upload by Luftrum1

"Lunaris 2 will be released on December 9.

Lunaris 2 is the premier synth pads instrument for NI Kontakt, for that is what Lunaris 2 is all about - pads and pads only. From analog pads to digital pads, string pads, cinematic pads, 80s-inspired pads, immersive ambient pads to everything in between.

Compared to its predecessor, version 2 improves and expands with sample drag and drop import, a freshly redesigned and larger interface, and the core sounds library is now brimming with over twice as many sound sources. You will also find new effects and new features.

Lunaris 2 comes with over 480 presets (all pads!) created by fourteen world-class sound designers such as Venus Theory, Electric Himalaya, Echo Season, Bigtone, Stephan Baer, Michael Oakley, Yuli Yolo, Gahrn Audio, Lauge, Amphilium, Adam Pietruszko, S1gns of L1fe, State Azure and of course, Luftrum.

Lunaris 2 is made for and licensed to the free Kontakt Player, so you don't need the full version of Kontakt to use Lunaris 2. Lunaris 2 is installed directly in Native Access. Just enter the serial key and click install...

Users of the original Lunaris can upgrade to Lunaris 2 for a small upgrade fee. Lunaris 2 installs side-by-side with Lunaris as a separate product.



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CV control over fall (decay / release)
Continuously variable shape over both slopes without stretching the slope’s duration in time.
Low aliasing CV generation, 224 kHz sample rate.
1 v/oct input, bipolar and unipolar outputs, end of cycle output.
Audio rate oscillation in cycle mode allows you to utilize it as an oscillator.
Polarizer knob with additional VCA input scales the envelope and inverts it when CV goes to negative voltages, allowing for compact sidechain envelope solution without the need for external mixers / inverts / offset generators.
Slew limiter, S&H, T&H processing for external CV sources
Airstreamer 4 is the new version of Airstreamer"

See the dealers on the right for availability.

Introducing the ALM MEGA-TANG - ALM033

video upload by ALM TV

"The ‘MEGA-TANG’ is a 4-channel linear VCA and stereo mixer providing per input control over level, effect send, pan and muting. Designed for live use in mind with a simple & compact layout, the ‘MEGA-TANG’ builds on the clean and transparent sounding Tangle Quartet VCA by adding a stereo mix output, effect sends, manual panning, soft mute buttons with LED indicators and an expansion port for future expandability."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

LFusion - Time Crystals:: Techno/Electro Live performance

video upload by LFusion Electronics

"Techno/Electro Live performance No 3 - Produced using own analog modules: 4 oscillators, 4 - 24db filters and a variety of overdrives based on vacuum tubes, germanium and plasma."

Siren Meets Godeater - Eurorack drone through distortion

video upload by John Schussler

"EZBot has already done a great video [posted here] on Siren showing it off in a fairly clean environment. I was curious how it would sound when chewed up and spit out by a distortion module.

So here's 15 minutes of mostly drone, with a little sequence, exploring Siren when it's treated to some fat distortion.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Drone
08:34 Sequence
12:24 More drone"

RedSound eleVAta Rare quirky digital mystery synth

video upload by HanzVolt

"I fell in love with the quirky sound of a RedSound synthesizer in 1999 when I purchsed a new Red Sound DarkStar...The DarkStar required patience to dial up sweet spots, but they were certainly there. A few years later I discovered that they created another machine in '01....
'the eleVAta'
Only 250 were ever produced...
.....and good luck trying to find a decent video of one on the interweb :))"

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

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