MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Elektron Talk: Polyend Play VS Octatrack, Siren Drone Oscillator, Live Music Production

video upload by EZBOT

"Checking out the Polyend Play with the Octatrack MK2 and the Siren Drone Oscillator. Polyend Play mini-review with almost a full tutorial. Good times!

Get the Polyend Play here from the best synth shop in town whilst also supporting this channel:

Get the Octatrack Solo Template/Performance Template with regular updates: for folks who like to get in and out, there's Ko-Fi:

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Lisa Bella Donna's hidden sonic sanctuary

video upload by EarthQuakerDevices

"Join us as we take a detailed tour of Lisa Bella Donna's legendary home studio, Appalachian Recordings, deep in the Appalachian mountains of the eastern United States. Lisa is a longtime friend of Jamie Stillman’s since before the inception of EarthQuaker Devices in the early 90s, when they would play punk house shows together. Lisa is a renowned recording artist, composer, sound designer, modular synthesist and educator.

In this incredible episode of Show Us Your Junk, Lisa talks about her early inspirations that led her to start playing music, and eventually using electronic synthesis to craft the unique voice that she envisioned. After hearing Black Sabbath's “Paranoid” and Wendy Carlos's “Switched on Bach” and “Sonic Seasons,” it became clear that music was her destiny. Her stories include recording and editing commercial jingles in the 80s, selling her car to put a down payment on an Arp 2600 synthesizer, and discovering the rich characteristics of recording to 8-track tape.

While this studio packs in a ton of rare gear, Lisa claims she doesn’t consider herself a collector. “My choices are very utilitarian; pretty much everything in here is here for a purpose, and it’s part of the big picture - the great stream of what my albums become,” she says. Some of her staple instruments include the ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey, ARP Omni, Mini Moog, and Fender Rhodes. EQD pedals she frequently uses include the Rainbow Machine, Arpanoid, and Grand Orbiter, but her favorite EQD pedal is the Avalanche Run. She loves it so much that she had a custom rack mount version built, which is patched directly to her main console. “It's one of my favorite reverbs still - one of my most used for sure.”

Lisa has an interesting perspective when it comes to connecting music to visual concepts in nature and her environment. “When I compose music, I see it just as much as I hear it. I look at my arrangements as landscapes or deep woods mountain paths with all the textures and colors of the elements that surround it,” she says. This all makes sense when you see the picturesque plot of land in which she chose to settle down to build her studio and raise her daughter.

Shot by Chris Tran, Jeff France, David Whited, Dannesh Moosa
Edited by David Whited
Additional footage shot by Tristan Whitney Weary
Music by Lisa Bella Donna, EYE, Deadsea

Music Provided by Lisa Bella Donna
'Turning Points'
'Twi Spirit, One Life'
'Emerald's Run'
'Pure Stereo Time Machine'
'Falling Leaves'

Special thanks to:
Moog Music Inc.
Waves Audio
Antonus Synthesizers
Hologram Electronics
Lower West Side Studio / Canada
Behind The Sky Records
SFI Records

Check out more of Lisa Bella Donna's work:"

Michael Whalen "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" on Synclavier 9600

video upload by Michael Whalen

"Michael Whalen creates a virtual "orchestra" with his Synclavier 9600 system. Drawing on the orginal score by Tchaikovsky, MW played all the parts while adapting samples and doing sound design for each part."

You can find additonal posts mentioning the 9600 here.

The Ultimate Synth Rig: Michael Whalen's concert at EMEAPP

video upload by Michael Whalen

"Michael Whalen's streaming concert in April 2022 at EMEAPP is becoming one of the best-known electronic music events of the last decade. In this short video, Michael talks about how he chose the amazing vintage synthesizers he played at EMEAPP. Watch what inspired him and his connection to these instruments.

Watch Michael's full EMEAPP concert:"

Michael Whalen "Live In Concert" [NEW 4K Version. REVISED Titles]

video upload by


This is Michael Whalen's FIRST streaming concert - ever. He is celebrating the music from his new album "Imaginary Trains" using a keyboard rig made up of historically significant instruments and one-of-a-kind instruments.

Combining Michael’s love of 70s and 80s German electronic music (Tangerine Dream & Kraftwerk) with Michael’s masterful sound design and his arcing romantic melodies, “Imaginary Trains” is a new creative high water mark for the award-winning composer and internationally renown recording artist. Enjoy this dynamic performance and exciting new electronic music."

See previous posts for additional videos and interviews with Michael Whalen.

Custom Dual Kawai 100f

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

"Ich verkaufe eine Rarität. Diesen Kawai 100F, Bj. ca. 1978, gibt es eigentlich nicht. Es sind zwei Kawai 100F mit einer Klaviatur. Das Kabel hinten ist offenbar später nachgerüstet worden um den zweiten Synth zu steuern. Funktioniert einwandfrei, das Gehäuse hat ein paar Kratzer. Monophon oder Duophon! Serienr. K-3103. Für Sammler oder Museen. Oder jemand der Spass an alten Synthesizern hat. Sound irgendwo zwischen Moog Prodigy und Korg MS10."


"I am selling a rarity. This Kawai 100F, built around 1978, doesn't actually exist. There are two Kawai 100F with one keyboard. The cable at the back was apparently retrofitted later to control the second synth. Works perfectly, the case has a few scratches. Monophonic or duophonic! serial no. K-3103. For collectors or museums. Or someone who enjoys old synthesizers. Sound somewhere between Moog Prodigy and Korg MS10."

Learn the weird Sample & Hold trick from the Moog Mavis.

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Let's learn about the default sample and hold patching in the Moog Mavis synth, as it's different to the default S&H patch in most other synths. This approach, and the subsequent cyclic phasing it creates makes for stepped voltages that are that bit more “human” than random. So file it away and use it in your modular patchez, yeah? I have!"

Tiny Bug - a mini glitch Synth!

video upload by Albert Nyström

"This is a little synth I recently built.
It´s kinda based around an Atari punk console, but I added a few bits and pieces to make it more fun and experimental.

Pretty fun to just mess around with and make some noise!"

Suzuki Omnichord OM-84 with and without effects

video upload by Benjamin Dehli

"- First clip: Direct signal without effects
- Second clip: Each part processed separately and ran through effects units

00:00 Without effects
01:38 With effects

Suzuki Omnichord System Two OM-84

Roland SH-09 filter
Pro Co RAT 2
Roland Dimension D SDD-320
Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
Fulltone Tube Tape Echo
VanAmps Sole-Mate Jr.
Chase Bliss Audio & Meris CXM 1978


Another Minibrute2 Demo

video upload by Konrad Paulsen

"Just jamming around with the Arturia Minibrute 2 through the Strymon El Capistan...producing material, that i can use for my next coming EP "Zeitwende". Use good headphones to hear the great buzz of the Minibrute 2 Love it!"

Erica Synths Perkons HD-01 is a Beast

video upload by Makis Zeg

"NO other gear or external efects have used only perkons"

Moog Satellite Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage analog synth, Moog Satellite. Great presets. Their version of the ARP ProSoloist. This one works great but one lever is chipped (see pics) and it’s kidding one slider top. Other than that it’s in great condition considering how old it is."

Update via ricko in the comments:

"The Satellite is only similar to the Pro-Soloist from the outside. For features, it is comparable to the Arp Explorer. (The Pro-Soloist has unique waves, switchable architecture, and resonant filters.)"

Roland Jupiter-8 61-Key Synthesizer Early Edition with MIDI SN 060306

via this auction

"It is an early one (one of the first five hundred if the serial number finder is accurate). It has had Encore midi installed before I purchased it so it has a whole lot of extra banks for patch storage. I would say mechanically it is Excellent and cosmetically it is Good. If inflation wasn't killing me and my son didn't need braces I would keep this synth forever. I just had it serviced and the internals are in great shape. Had the faders looked at, the keys replaced that needed it, the felts changed if necessary. Cosmetically it may not be the most perfect example but it is certainly not bad for its age. The only part of the body that is not in good shape is where the last owner changed the power cord; he kind of messed that one hinge up when he put the cord receiver in. My tech said it is fine but he couldn't really put a new hinge there. I truly did not notice it until my tech opened the synth up and pointed it out to me. This synth sounds amazing. It truly is the King of Synths. Everything functions as it should..."

Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet-10 Dual 61-Key w/ MIDI and Rev 1 Downgrade

via this auction

"Original vintage Prophet 10 with Wine Contry MIDI and Analogue Renaissance REV-1 downgrade installed in the lower board. With this 'downgrade' the CEM3320 VCFs in one of the two 5 voices board are replaced with the new SSM2040 VCF clones, like in the Rev 1 & 2 Prophet 5. This way you have both Rev 1/2 and Rev 3 filters in the same vintage synth. REV -1 downgrade also adds two new features not present in the original Rev 1/2:

- variable Q-compensation that restores the loss of bass when resonance is increased (14dB is lost at the onset of self-oscillation in the original filter design).

- the option to use the REV -1 as 2-pole filter instead of the original 4-pole configuration. Most non-linear effects happen in the first two filter stages, and the 2-pole mode lets you hear these effects unfiltered by the last two stages."

Oberheim OB-8 with MIDI SN C50311

via this auction

"Vintage Oberheim OB-8 with MIDI in excellent shape. Latest version with the second page silkscreened in blue on the panel."

ARP Omni-2 Model 2400 3-Section Analog Synthesizer SN 2470263

via this auction

"Arp Omni 2 for sale

In perfect working order. Very low serial number #263.

-Power supply capacitors replaced
-all tantalum capacitors replaced
-mixer faders cleaned and lubricated
-fully calibrated"

Access Virus A Desktop Analog Synthesizer SN D19903794

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT Rackmount Wavetable Synthesizer SN 820725896

via this auction

'80s Pro-One, Juno-60, TR-808 Dec 11, 2022

video upload by SynthMania

"A typical soundset of the '80s is a polysynth through digital delay.
Synth bass sequence: Sequential Circuits Pro-One
Drum machine: Roland TR-808
Polysynth: Roland Juno-60
Mackie ProFX10v3: mixer with FX set at preset #17 'Delay 3'"

Meris LVX Modular Delay System Sound Demo (no talking) with Sequential OB-6 synth

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Broad Pad
1:50 Dub Chords I
3:01 Warm Pad
4:09 Sync Lead
5:05 Percussive Lead
6:02 Frost Strings
7:47 Dub Chords II
8:36 Massive Lead
10:28 Repetition Pad
11:34 Granular Clouds (Reverb)
12:40 Synth Pop Lead
13:40 Gator
15:25 Epic Pad
16:40 Drone Texture
18:04 Cinematic Outro

Novation Peak || Peak Distortion

video upload by Mike Lewis

"Might need headphones for this one

To get the synth patch file used in this video, you can purchase from my preset bundle here:"

Organ sound with Dave Smith Mopho x4 | Prophet 08 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

Korg Modwave - "Neon Heart" 40 Performances

video upload by LFOstore

"We continue Korg Modwave soundsets series & present "Neon Heart" now is the time for Analog & Vintage Sounds!


Korg Modwave is a powerful synthesizer with great potential and an incredible variety of sounds.

Welcome to the warmly vintage world!

40 performances ready to breathe new colors into your music and inspire creativity.

Cinematic, Electronic, Ambient, Retrowave, create new music worlds with Korg Modwave and "Neon Heart"

In the bank you will find neon pads, arps, leads, warm poly and bass that will fill your compositions with new colors and emotions.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

PG2K Patch Generator - Vibrato Bells Category

video upload by Retroaktiv Synthesizers

"This is a demo of the "Vibrato Bells" category in the PG-2K Patch Generator. This category generates chimes and bells that have a detuning or pit modulation element, such as vibrato."


PG-2K Patch Generator - Detuned Envelope Pads

"This algorithm generates pads that have a pitch envelope detuning effect incorporated. This could be a 'scooping' effect when keyed, or a more subtle slow envelope detuning of the DCOs. This demo give you a taste of the sounds this algorithm is good for."

SCHMIDT 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer deeper Review Part 1 (BAM, Volante, DC-2w & RT-20, Digitakt(

video upload by Knobs & Switches

Minimoog 2022 too expensive? Try this... A Celebration of the SE-1X

video upload by Starsky Carr

"A look at the Studio Electronics SE-1X as an alternative to the Moog Minimoog. The provenance is there... but is the sound? That's what we're here to find out! It's got a shared backstory, with SE having originally creating the MIDIMOOG using genuine Moog circuits.

Its got presets, 3xLFO, 4xENV, 3 filters, MIDI control, editor/librarian etc.. so functionally its got a lot more than other Moog impersonators, and depending on your workflow can be a much more useful studio tool. Presets can be a godsend!

oh... and it can sound filthy!"


video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo track made with NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MASCHINE 2 software groovebox DAW. Sounds from FADED REELS expansion pack, KONTAKT and MASSIVE. Using KOMPLETE KONTROL S61."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Homage To Malta | TR-606, Juno60, SH-2, Fluss, Fieldrecordings

video upload by

"Still buzzing from the last concert of the year in Malta, I went into the studio and recorded this piece. The pads are made from field recordings of Malta harbor and slowed down Nagra loops.All are processed and played with my new instrument Fluss. Bass is Roland SH2, melody Juno60 through a wire recorder, harmonies are Fluss processing the Juno. Drums are a modded TR-606. Thanks to for hosting me and showing me around!

Find this track on my Patreon:
Fluss with Bram Bos is out now:"

Metunar Live Set - Fresh Paint - Track 05

video upload by Metunar

"Next track of my Modular Synthesizer Live Set from 2022.

Project = Fresh Paint
Song = Track 05
Stile = Some kind of Synth-Pop.
Setup = The Dave Rossum sampler Assimil8or plays 8 loops with different length. In the modular i mix these loops live together and add some effects.
This set can also be used with a quadrophonic PA."

Modular Is For Non Musicians

video upload by Tim Shoebridge

"This one's dedicated to my good friend John, huge respect, I 'rode it' for you! ;)"

MiniMod VCO as LFO - Use as a Low Frequency Oscillator for Modulation, & Extending it's CV Range

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This video shows how to use the MiniMod Vintage Transistor Core VCO in it's dedicated LFO mode, and how to use it in conjunction with other modules in order to extend it's CV/voltage range, or modulate it with another VCO to create unusual or experimental waveforms.
The MIniMod VCO is based on that from the original R.A.Moog version of the Minimoog, which itself used one of it's 2 VCO's as an LFO, so it's natural that the MiniMod oscillator would also feature and LFO mode to be used in a similar way. However, since it is fully modular, it's potential uses go far beyond that of a self-contained synthesizer, and so not only can it's frequency range be greatly extended, but also it can also be modulated itself, by other modules, even another identical VCO. Using the Sync function can reset it's waveforms to produce more complex, but still time-locked modulation, which can be very useful for modulating filters in more interesting ways.

Video by DreamsOfWires

00:00 Intro
00:25 Using the VCO as LFO
02:00 Extending LFO Range
06:00 Modulating the Modulator (2 VCO's)"


video upload by

New Modular Leploop in the works, Cassa frequency CV in, VCO2 synch, Hz\volt VCO."

Modwave and Octatrack, but you only get to see the Modwave display

video upload by DATABROTH

"Generative glitch patch from Korg Modwave going into Elektron Octatrack some glitching done on OT, kick and 'snare' from OT as well"

Prismatic Spray - algorithm #24 test

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Batch #3 of the Prismatic Spray is going up tonight 12/11/2022:

Prismatic Spray - algorithm #24 test.

Glitching Gifts
Dizzying Displays
Infinite Incantations"


video upload by Waveformer

"December is upon us. Here's a live Wavestate jam inspired by the northern lights, crunchy snow and frosty weather this month brings to Norway. The jam is recorded in one take and uses one custom 4-layer patch with arpeggiators, a pad and a solo layer.

The Wavestate patch used in this jam is part of an upcoming soundbank for the Wavestate. My two other soundbanks can be found here:

I'm using the Wavestate's decimator (bit crusher) effect on both the arpeggiator and the pad. The resulting sound reminds me of cracking ice, crunchy snow and wind blowing across snowy mountain plateaus. The reverb has a lot of high end and I take out almost all the lows to prevent the bass from becoming too muddy.

Wavestate performance mod knobs:
Knob 1: Layer A (arp melody) Octave
Knob 2: Layer B (arp bass) Octave
Knob 3: Layer C (solo) Octave
Knob 4: Layer D (pad) Octave
Knob 5: Layer A (arp melody) Amp Level
Knob 6: Layer B (arp bass) Amp Level
Knob 7: Layer C (solo) Amp Level
Knob 8: Layer D (pad) Amp Level

ModWheel controls the sample for the solo instrument in Layer C
Joystick X controls Layer A (arp melody) Phaser Effect Mix and Layer D (pad) Decimator Effect Sample Rate Joystick Y controls Layer A Delay Effect Mix and Layer D (pad) Decimator Effect Bit Depth and Filter Cutoff

The audio is recorded to SD card on a Zoom R16 recorder/mixer and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on a Canon EOS M50 mk2 with the included EF-M 15-45mm lens. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 18 (free version)."

The Earth

video upload by Harmonic of Silence


Outland // Moog Model D app

video upload by Stefano Mattia

"In this brief, peaceful composition I used the awesome Moog Model D app in Logic Pro for all the melodic parts. It's such a versatile plugin, and it sounds really great.

Drums are stock Logic Pro samples.
Reverb and Delay by Valhalla. There's a bit of Soundtoys Crystalliser too.
Field recordings by Cymatics and myself.

Footage courtesy of C. E. Price."

Patch n Tweak
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