MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Breathe by Jay Wires

video upload by Jay Wires

"Breathe is the 4th track off the Kaboom! EP by Jay Wires."

Available on muliple formats here:

"In contrast with the preceding singles from ‘Kaboom!’ [posted here], ‘Breathe’ is positively upbeat. Its lyrics contain a sense of soothing, calming relief after the heartbreak and emotional upheaval elsewhere on the EP, and its sounds and rhythms are nothing short of ascendant and rapturous. It is a hopeful song about rekindling the fires of romance.

The inspiration for the sense of optimism came from a walk that Jay took in an abandoned park in Astoria, Queens. “I was walking through the long, uncut grass during the COVID lockdown,” he remembers. “The climatic break and instrumental section that follows it in 'Breathe' were meant to capture that euphoric feeling of two people getting back together.”

‘Breathe’ provides a transcendent conclusion to ‘Kaboom!’, the debut Jay Wires EP. Two years in the making, the EP contains 4 songs freighted with intense emotion and epic electronic arrangements. These songs are an expression of what Jay calls “electro-pop therapy” and were inspired by a painful break-up during the isolation and loneliness of COVID lockdown."

-Mat Smith of Further.

Analog and VA synthesizers. Sonus Magnetismi

video upload by KPProd Music

Red Sound Systems DarkStar 2
Estradin Solaris
Joyo Analog Chorus
Short wave radio

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer Module w/ Devil Fish Mod, Original Box & Black Gig Bag

via this auction

Red Roland SH-101 w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

"Belltone Synth did the upgrades. This synth has a new power switch, power plug connector, all new oil filled sliders (I think they are P&G, they are not the regular replacements sliders. They are silky smooth), new felt, and the Tubbutec MIDI conversion with upgraded MIDI connectors (that also match better).

Before it went to Belltone Synth I disassembled the entire synth and cleaned with soap and water every key and rinsed clean all the rubber contact strips as well. They then did upgrades and ran diagnostics.


video upload by GlakGlikGluk

"Diy Dub Siren NJD dengan keluaran suara Echo
Modul ini hanya sebagai suara efek frekwensi oscilator dengan berbasis rangkaian transistor sebagai sound generator masuk ke rangkaian ic PT2399 delay/echo yang bisa di kontrol dengan frekwensi rendah sebagai efek gema yang mengayun naik turunnya pantulan gemanya udah gitu aja
music by oneness riddim record
#diysynth #dubsiren #dubriddim #dubreggae"

The iconic Waldorf Wave

video upload by synthlegends

"The Waldorf Wave was the most sophisticated synthesizer, which was produced in Germany, maybe one of the most sophisticared synth ever made. It came out in 1993 as the successor of the Waldorf microwave (1989). It was designed by Axel Hartmann and was highly regarded as a great insdustrial design.

The Waldorf Wave has 64 internal waves and 64 custom waves. It has two oscillators, three envelopes and three LFO. It has a curtis CEM Filter design, with low pass, band pass and high pass. It is 8 times mulittimbral and has 16 Voices in the basic version. In the bigger version, which is on the pictures, it has 32 voices and 76 keys. In this video I demonstrate the basic version and mostly layered sounds.

As you can see, I am tweaking around the sounds, especially also the waves and the behavour of the wavetabele envelope. Later on my camera striked, so there is no video content anymore. I hope you dont mind. Thanks for watching and listening again."

Building Pocket Operator Modular 400

video upload by Jarkko Tuohimaa

"Building process of Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400. Sound in the video are first sequences I patched with Pocket Operator Modular 400."

Herb Deutsch Has Passed Away

video upload by Moog Music Inc

Herb Deutsch passed away yesterday. He was born on Feb 9th, 1932, making him 90 at the time of his passing. If you come to this site you know who he is. You can find pages of posts featuring him here. He was constantly active in the synth community, from it's birth as the co-inventor of the Moog Synthesizer with Bob Moog, to this day. I thought I would share the recent GIANTS video featuring him above from February this year.

When the greats pass away, I like to capture images and bios at the time of their passing. To the left is Herb Deutsch's current Facebook profile image. Directly below that is the last update of his posted on December 7. Below that is an image from the Wikipia page for him with the text that immediately follows. Finally, below that are some images of him from the early days from Moog Music's Herb Deutsch Looks Back on the Early Days of Electronic Music tribute.

He and Morton Subotnick likely had the greatest influences on the design of synthesisers as we know them. Herb brought us the tonal influence via the keyboard as the direct interface for a synthsizer and Subotnick brought us atonal sound exploration akin to tape manipulation.

via Wikipedia

"Herbert A. Deutsch (February, 1932 - 9 December 2022[1]) was an American composer, inventor, and educator. Currently professor emeritus of electronic music and composition at Hofstra University, he is best known for co-inventing the Moog Synthesizer with Bob Moog in 1964.

Deutsch died on 9 December 2022.[2]

Herbert A. Deutsch (February, 1932 - 9 December 2022[1]) was an American composer, inventor, and educator. Currently professor emeritus of electronic music and composition at Hofstra University, he is best known for co-inventing the Moog Synthesizer with Bob Moog in 1964.

Early life and education
Deutsch was born in 1932 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York. At the age of four, he first realized he had a musical gift. Through his childhood, he studied music and began composing at a young age. Deutsch attended the Manhattan School of Music, earning his B.A. and M.A. there.

Work with Moog
Deutsch had assembled a theremin based on Moog's design in 1962 and in November, 1963 he introduced himself to Moog at a music-education conference in Rochester, NY.[3] In 1964 Moog and Deutsch started investigating the possibilities of a new instrument to aid composers.[4] Deutsch has been credited with the keyboard interface of the Moog.[4] He composed the first piece ever for the Moog ("Jazz Images - A Worksong and Blues"[3]) and performed early Moog concerts at The Town Hall and The Museum of Modern Art in New York (1969's Jazz in the Garden [5]).[6] The prototype Moog synthesizer, developed by Bob Moog and Herbert Deutsch in 1964, is part of the collections of The Henry Ford museum.[7]

Deutsch was a dedicated educator. In the early 1970s he taught at St. Agnes High School in Rockville Centre, New York. He has taught at Hofstra University for over 50 years and was twice the chair of the music department. Deutsch co-founded the Long Island Composers Alliance in 1972, and worked with music foundation NYSSMA. In 1994 he proposed its Electronic Music Composition Showcase.[8]

via Moog Music's article Herb Deutsch Looks Back on the Early Days of Electronic Music

"On October 12, 1964, Bob Moog unveiled the first modular voltage-controlled synthesizer, an instrument that forever changed the course of modern music.

It began quietly, in 1964, when Bob Moog designed a new electronic instrument to composer Herb Deutsch's request. Herb wanted something to create complex and experimental sounds, tones not easily found from other instruments or with studio trickery. What Bob designed was not wholly new, it sprung from a powerful new combination of existing ideas. The concepts, when combined with some elegant design choices, made a very powerful and revolutionary new system. The new ideas found in the Moog synthesizer took several years to catch on, and it is likely even the first users had little idea what range the new instrument could truly offer."

4ms Shaped Dual EnvVCA, Dual EnvVCA & EnvVCA Demo

video upload by 4ms Company

"Featuring the Shaped Dual EnvVCA, Rick Batyr runs all of the EnvVCA units, along with our other new modules through the paces.
Shaped Dual EnVCA

The Shaped Dual EnvVCA is a two-channel analog envelope generator with variable waveshaping and a stereo linear VCA. Unlike conventional analog envelope modules, the waveform of each envelope can be controlled with a slider or CV without changing the envelope timing. With a wide time range from an hour to 2.5kHz, and a plethora of CV inputs and attenuverters, it can be used as an LFO, audio-rate oscillator, slew limiter, waveshaper, ASR/ADSR/complex EG, independent audio/CV VCA, envelope follower, sidechain processor, and general utility module. Each channel has dedicated linear outputs plus attenuverters and offset controls for the variable waveshape outputs, making it an ideal modulation source and stereo VCA. 100% analog, 20HP, $339

Dual EnvVCA

The Dual EnvVCA is a two-channel analog linear envelope generator with two fully independent low-noise exponential VCAs. With time ranges from 30 minutes to 8kHz, it can be used as an LFO, slew limiter, ASR/ADSR complex EG, audio-rate oscillator, stereo audio/CV VCA, envelope follower, sidechain processor, and general utility module. The outputs can be attenuated, inverted, and offset without disrupting the VCA, making it a versatile modulation source. 100% analog, 16HP, $225


The EnvVCA is compact analog envelope generator with a built-in low-noise exponential VCA. It’s a perfect companion to any VCO, whether you trigger it or self-cycle, and/or use the envelope output to modulate something else. With a wide time range from 30 minutes to 10kHz, it can be used as an LFO, slew limiter, audio or CV VCA, ASR/ADSR envelope generator, audio-rate oscillator, and more. 100% analog, 8HP, $159

Audio Housing Launches New Tablet Extension for the Auxiliary 16 Music Side Unit

You might remember the 196hp Eurorack Extension for Compact One Music Desk by Audio Housing. The also make what they call the Auxiliary 16 Music Side Unit pictured here. They added a side unit.

Details via Audio Housing:

The Audio Housing Auxiliary 16 music side unit has become even more versatile thanks to a new and highly flexible tablet extension. Perfect for combining and mixing your favourite rack-mount sound processors with your desktop synthesizers or drum machines, the new optional tablet measures 52 cm wide by 24 cm deep, is reversible, features a cable hole and can be mounted in many different positions thanks to four M6 flat head rack screws."

stille #4 | minimal ambient | mellotron m4000d | soma cosmos

video upload by Elinch

"recorded live with cubasis
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

if you want to support me:

#synthesizer #modular #ambientmusic"

Analogue Synthesizers: Roland System 100, Moog DFAM, Dubreq Stylophone Gen R-8, KORG SQ-1

video upload by Tanoi

"Just noodling - Roland System 100, Moog DFAM, Dubreq Stylophone Gen r-8, Korg SQ-1
Korg SQ-1 modulates the filter of the Roland System 100 / 102"

Remote to Both

video upload by Todd Barton

"A fun little trick with the Buchla Program Manager Card for the Easel."

Wogglebug Wind and Noise Demo

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Here the Wiard Wogglebug, built in MU format by Lower West Side Studio, is being used to modulate wind and rain sounds generated by 2 noise sources and filtered by 2 separate voltage controlled filters.

Modules used in this patch include;
Wiard Wogglebug
Yusynth Sample & Hold
LWSS M401 Multimode Filter / Resonator Q110
Yusynth ARP VCF
Yusynth Quad LFO
CGS114 Dual Universal Slope Generator
Yusynth VC Panning Mixer

For more information visit"

KORG Modwave Native & All LFO.Store Presets!

video upload by LFOstore

"Dear customers!

We glad to announce that all our Modwave soundsets are successfully tested and working with Modwave VST plugin!

Plugin sounds massive and wide and strongly recommend.



PG-2K Patch Generator - Pulsate Bass Category

video upload by Retroaktiv Synthesizers

"This video demonstrates they types of sounds generated by the PG-2K Patch Generator's 'Pulsate Bass' Algorithm."

Nina Richards - Rust (Part 1)

video upload by Nina Richards

"Music heard during the intro to Philosophy Tube's Transhumanism Video!

Primarily performed on my modular synth, with additions of guitars and piano.

The track is from an EP I'm working on at the moment and I'm hoping to have that out in January.

The title 'Rust' is referring to old storage media, 'spinning platters of rust'.

★ Big thanks to all my patrons! ★ Your support really does mean a lot! ★"

Korg Mono/Poly 1980s - Near Mint - Just serviced - New wood panels

via this auction

Moog Source with Midi SN 3696

via this auction

"Last serviced by Rosen Sound"

Roland RS-09 MKII 44-Key Organ / String Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland SYSTEM-8 w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

Dreadbox Nymphes - Quick Review - All the Important Stuff

video upload by Braintree56 - Music With Synthesizers

"This is a very quick review of all the important details of the Dreadbox Nymphes. This isn't a tutorial or deep-dive - just the highlights that I would have wanted to know before buying."

Dreadbox Nymphes and Arturia Drumbrute | Synthwave Multitrack Jam | Retro-Inspried Polyphonic Synth

Dreadbox NYMPHES - All 49 Presets!!!

Dreadbox Nymphes - 6-Voice Polyphonic Synth - Sound Demo - First Impressions - Unboxing

West Pest - Cre8audio || Sound Demo || First Impressions || Unboxing

video upload by Braintree56 - Music With Synthesizers

"I just got the West Pest by Cre8audio. Here are my first experiments and investigations. I came up with some great sequences and colorful sounds.

West Pest is a fully analog West Coast Style semi-modular synthesizer."

Mother-32 / West Pest / Drumbrute - No Talking - Synth Jam

video upload by Braintree56 - Music With Synthesizers

"Jam with the Moog Mother-32, Cre8Audio West Pest, and Arturia Drumbrute Impact."

The Sound of Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face with Oberheim OB-Xa, LinnDrum

video upload by RetroSound

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

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One of my favorite 80s ballads
Billy Idol -Eyes Without A Face (1984)
The Song was written by B. Idol and Steve Stevens and produced by Keith Forsey.

I used the Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer for all synth pads and the main theme riff.
And I used the E-MU Emulator II sampling synthesizer for the bass, add drums, the synth voice and fx.
FM bell sounds: Yamaha DX7 II FM synth
Drums: LinnDrum (1982)

The Oberheim OB-XA Synthesizer is one of the big legendary synths in music history. Here can you find the full OB-Xa playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.

The OB-Xa playlist:"

Synthesizer Improvisation by Santiago Bosch

video upload by Santiago Bosch

"Live Solo Performance Synth Improvisation by Santiago Bosch

Arturia Keystep Pro
Yamaha TX802
Akai S5000
Korg Monologue
Nord Modular G1
Oberheim Matrix 12
Nord Lead 2
Waldorf Microwave XT"

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

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