MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, December 18, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Michigan Synth Works SY-1 DIY Clone + Bella Synth jam

video upload by Michigan Synth Works

"SY1 with MOD i/o board (per channel v/oct and gate, individual outs)"

$30 Reverb Discount Code for Purchases of $100 or More

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Arturia Pigments 4: a detailed look at new synthesizer features

video upload by

"We explore the new features in version 4 of Arturia's flagship instrument Pigments.

00:28 Overview
02:11 New wavetable-engine features including Ring Modulation
09:18 New harmonic-engine features including Phase Modulation
13:49 New noise options in the Utility Engine
16:13 MS-20 Filter
19:49 New Shimmer Reverb effect and updated Bit-Crusher
23:10 Factory presets

Please consider supporting this channel to help us bring you more synthesizer tutorials and other content. Patreon: Ko-Fi:"

Run VST3 Plugins in Reason's DAW! Update available tomorrow!

video upload by Reason Studios

"No need to curb YOUR enthusiasm, because tomorrow a new Reason update arrives, bringing VST3 plugins into the Reason DAW Rack! It’s a free update to all Reason 12 users, so head to your account or the Reason+ Companion to download and install. Let us know in the comments which VST3 you’re most excited to load into Reason! #VST3 #reasongang #Reason12 #musicproduction"

I'm a Glock. ] Sonor & Schimmel Keyboard Celesta/Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress & Microcosm [

video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

"] Sonor & Schimmel Keyboard Celesta / Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Reverb & Microcosm [

A first sound experiment with this original instrument, it was apparently used for early music education in music schools in the 1960s in Germany.
The front blackboard (white) has a pentagram and is magnetic to be able to fix the magnetized notes.
The soundbars are from Sonor, the keyboard is from Schimmel.

Mingle Mangler Synthesizer

video upload by Sharpe Sound Design

"Mingle Mangler is an upcoming synthesizer designed specifically for Decent Sampler. My synth was inspired by composers like Louis and Bebe Barron, Vangelis, and Hans Zimmer from films with deep atmospherics such as Forbidden Planet, Blade Runner, and Dune. It essentially makes finding unconventional sounds easy and fun by avoiding extensive menus and offering upfront controls that are MIDI controllable.

This virtual instrument is exclusive to Decent Sampler.


• 82 controls (MIDI Learn)
• 13 oscillators
• Fine tuning
• Drift
• 9 LFOs
• Velocity tracking
• Toggle switching (MIDI Learn)
• Glide
• High pass filter
• Low pass filter
• Resonance
• Phaser
• Delay
• Convolution reverb
• Chorus
• ADSR (per oscillator)
• Waveshaper
• Wavefolder"

Rat King Modular Synthesizers “CELL”

video upload by Rat King Modular Synthesizers

"The CELL is the first in a series of tabletop semi-modular synthesizers. Consisting of a VCO, VCF/VCA, two different types of Voltage controlled Envelopes, and a random sequencer."

Rat King Modular Synthesizers Vintage Series

video upload by Rat King Modular Synthesizers

Techno Beat Production: Honeysmack How I Make Improvised Acid Techno

video upload by Honeysmack

"This video was made for beat production students at The State University of New York (SUNY Broome County) back in October 2021 during the pandemic. It was recorded in my old studio before it was redesigned in early 2022. Here I discuss my overall approach and philosophy to making and performing live improvised techno. Performing with my "studio instrument" is at the core of what I do as live techno improvisor. There are excerpts from live performances throughout the video, with detailed explanations. This channel is supported by my Patreons, become a member here: and yes I also offer one-on-one tuition/lesson/coaching on making and performing live techno.

00:00 Intro - who am I
00:53 How I begin - pairing machines
02:10 Improvised approach - no saving!
02:46 Programming the 909 + 303 + DFAM
05:59 Using sequences
06:23 Mysteryland 2020 performance (excerpt)
11:07 I am not a DJ, how my approach differs to DJing
12:30 Performing in my studio
13:10 Non-traditional approach to music making
14:05 Exploring textural qualities - dub techno with Buchla Easel and Pulsar23
18:50 How I prepare for a live show
22:00 Awesome Soundwave III December 2020 live (excerpt) from Carl Cox's garage
31:09 Outro

Full performances featured in this video can be found here:

⚡️Honeysmack Live at Mysteryland 2020 [posted here]
⚡️Honeysmack | Awesome Soundwave Live Online Festival III (performed and recorded at Carl Cox's garage) [posted here]

Elektron Performance // Madness: You by EZBOT

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video I share one of my favorite tracks for live performance: Madness: You. This song uses the Octatrack as a performance mixer, the Digitakt as the drum machine, Digitone on chords, and Syntakt on bass sounds and auxiliary synths.

Keep this channel alive by using these links for your next piece of kit.
Octatrack MK2:
Analog Heat:

Step up your game with 1 on 1 lessons:
Just have a few questions? Get 1:1 help from me via Xip:
Get my Octatrack Performance Template with regular updates (among other rewards) by joining my Patreon:
Get the template in it's current state at Ko-Fi:"

266t Rhythm and Noise

video upload by Todd Barton

"A crazy experiment generating rhythmic patterns from the 266t Source of Uncertainty then taking it into the audio range for some sort of noise oscillator. More experiments to come.

My Patreon:"

GSi Drum-80 - 80s Drum Emulator

video upload by Genuine Soundware

"GSi Drum-80 is the new plugin from GSi that recreates the typical drum setup of th eearly 80's where an electronic drum set was used along with acoustic cymbals."

"We all know and use electronic drums today, but at the beginning of the 80's the first electronic drums were a real novelty that revolutionized not only the sound of music of those years, but also the workflow in the recording studio. Many producers preferred to record the sound of electronic drums rather than acoustic drums because it saved time and money, avoiding having to mount microphones, find the right positions, spend hours equalizing and correcting the recorded material. With an electronic drum set it was quicker: it was enough to connect the cables and maybe find the right sound for the song, which was a perfect scenario especially for many low-cost productions, for example those of pop music.

The first electronic drums were completely analog, they generated the sounds of the drums using only a few elements such as an oscillator and a white noise generator, plus a couple of envelopes and a filter. The sound wasn't exactly realistic but it was peculiar, and perfect for creating certain sounds never heard before.

The downside was that electronic drums could only generate the sound of drums but not cymbals. For this reason, the sound of real cymbals was recorded alongside the sound of electronic drums. This kind of setup was also used live quite often. It was common to see a drummer on stage playing the typical hexagonal pads but combined with a set of real cymbals.

GSi Drum-80 reproduces that exact scenario. It contains two separate sound engines that can play at the same time. One engine recreates the sounds of the famous electronic drum module known as the Simmons SDS-V (very similar to the later SDS-8 model); at the same time, the exclusive GSi WLF Engine plays a multi-sample of real cymbals recorded exclusively for Drum-80.

New Audulus Module Library Tutorials

New tutorials starting with lesson 1.8 have been added to the playlist in this post.

Asm Hydrasynth Explorer - "Impulse" 40 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

" presents "Impulse" for ASM Hydrasynth Explorer.


(Bank supported by all Hydrasynths)

Hydrasynth Explorer is a powerful synthesizer with a lot of potential and an incredible variety of sounds, this time, we will dive into the world of pulsations together with "Impulse".

More Movement!

40 dance presets are waiting for you!

In the bank you will find deep pluck, massive bass, lead and sparkling arpeggios that will fill your compositions with new colors and emotions.

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: retrowave, ambient, trance, house, classic electronica, downtempo.

We put all our effort & inspiration to make this patches suited for many genres & styles of electronic music.

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

Welcome to the universe of sounds."

Red Panda Raster V2 Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with Korg opsix presets for Techno and Ambient

video upload by Limbic Bits

Hypnotic jam with Arturia MiniFreak, Dreadbox Erebus, Mystic Circuits IDUM, and other eurorack drums

video upload by Jay Hosking

"Please support my work on Patreon:
A live, semi-improvised synth jam performed entirely on hardware.

I had the MiniFreak and Erebus set up for an exploratory livestream on my Patreon, and totally stumbled across this combination of MiniFreak drone and Erebus bass with fifths. I'd also been tinkering with modifications to my eurorack drum setup, so I decided to quickly integrate the two together and capture something loose and fun. This came together extremely fast and I love how easy it was to get into the flow.

The MiniFreak and new Erebus are both brand new to me, and early impressions with both have extremely positive. I try a lot of gear and expect that I won't connect with much of it, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself saying, "Oh, yeah, this is great" for both of them.

The MiniFreak shines in its oscillators (especially those from Noise Engineering!) and its robust effects section, with three effects slots and far better sound than most integrated effects on big fancy flagship synths. There are so many bread and butter sounds the MiniFreak can give you, but it can also give you some wonderfully weird and warbly unique sounds that I haven't been able to get from a hardware synth.

The Erebus is exactly what I want in a desktop mono synth: small profile, huge sound, what-you-see-is-what-you-get settings, flexibility in sound design, great bass, and fun to explore. This one seems like a no-brainer if you're on the market for a desktop mono synth for a hardware setup, especially if you need something to contrast against Moog monos. Thanks so much to Michael for building this Erebus for me! (They have/had both DIY and pre-built kits.)

And then there's my eurorack drum machine, which continues to be my favourite way to add drums to a track. Two recent additions include the Mystic Circuits IDUM (to add a lot of hectic variety to the drum sequence) and the WMD Fracture (which is my new favourite clap/perc module). Really liking where this drum machine is going, though I'm going to try at least one more configuration.

All in all, this one really captured a moment in time and was a blast to explore. I may leave this setup on the table for a little more exploration.

Thanks for listening.

Arturia MiniFreak - Drone pad
Dreadbox Erebus with Source Audio Ventris - bass
Eurorack drums:
- ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout - clock and many LFOs
- Prok drums (3) - kick, snare, hats
- WMD Fracture - clap/perc
- Mutable Instruments Grids - drum sequencing
- Mystic Circuits IDUM - drum sequencing spice/character/glitch
- Intellijel Mixup and Duatt - drum mixing
- Happy Nerding FX Aid XL - drum colour/compression
- Golden Master 1U - compression & EQ
- Intellijel Mixer 1U - final drum mix out

Performed and recorded live, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master."

Autosampler on Raspberry PI / Samplerbox update

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a look at the updated Samplerbox using a Pirate Audio sound board. Samplerbox is a Raspberry PI based DIY sample player with internal effects, MIDI file player, arpeggiator and other goodies. This is a beginner-friendly DIY synth which doesn't involve soldering or programming. I also show how to create your own multisamples using a command line tool named Autosampler. Table of contents:

00:00 hello
00:21 hardware overview
00:51 get Samplerbox ( )
00:59 get the config files ( )
01:22 assemble
01:38 booting, user interface
02:38 effects
03:42 browsing some sounds
05:02 creating multisamples using Autosampler ( )
07:10 create loop points in Audacity
07:20 important things to consider
07:51 short ambient demo...
09:49 bye-bye

Pirate audio [EU/Germany], [US]


- Existence -

video upload by Harmonic of Silence

#GR1 #granularsynthesizer #tastychips_synth

Casio CZ-1 SN IGAB3M002969 w/ OLED Display

via this auction

Use this code on checkout for $30 off orders of $100 or more from now until December 31: MATRIX30

"This synthesizer looks and feels like it just came out of the original box 35 years ago."

Nord Modular G2

via this auction

Use this code on checkout for $30 off orders of $100 or more from now until December 31: MATRIX30

"This rare G2 37 keyboard version is in great condition. A DSP expansion board is installed for extra dsp power. Come with Nord keyboard soft case with Plush Interior, Built-in Pocket, Shoulder Strap, Backpack Straps, and Carrying Handles."

Yamaha Dx7 Synthesizer With Cards & Case

via this auction

YAMAHA SY77 - Synth Demo | Sounds, Patches & Presets

video upload by synth4ever

"Yamaha SY77 FM and AWM synthesizer demo featuring various, sounds patches and presets. The SY77 was a flagship Yamaha FM & AWM2 synth released in 1989. In this Yamaha SY77 synth demo I showcase pads, plucks, ambient soundscapes, strings, motion loops and more.

The Yamaha SY77 has 32-voices of polyphony (16 FM, 16 AWM) and features 6-operator AFM synthesis. This provides 45 algorithms, 3 feedback loops and 16 waveforms, and 16-bit AWM2 sample ROM waveforms which can all be used in various ways to craft layered and complex sounds.

The Yamaha SY77 also has multi-stage Time Variant Filters (lowpass, highpass, multi-pole) with resonance, LFO (sine, saw, triangle and sample & hold), 16-track sequencer (16K note capacity), 61 drum sounds, 16-part multi-timbrality, 4 independent digital effects (2 reverb units w/ 40 effect types & 2 modulation units), as well as a 61-key velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch. The SY77 can store up to 128 preset & 64 user patches, 16 preset & 16 user multi-patches. There is also a rack-mount version released in 1990, the Yamaha TG77.

The Yamaha SY77 brings the best of 6-operator FM synthesis and blends it with AWM2 samples to provide new sound design possibilities beyond traditional FM. The combination of these two methods was marketed as Realtime Convolution and Modulation Synthesis (RCM) and enables sounds not possible on a DX7 or DX7 II.

Some advantages of the SY77 include: 5 additional waves besides the standard sine; 45 algorithms (vs 32 on DX7); flexible routing of up to three feedback sources within any algorithm, ability to design custom-routed algorithm via MIDI; routing of FM signal through a configurable filter; and of course layering and manipulation of AWM2 PCM samples with the FM synthesis.

The Yamaha SY77 is still an exceptionally powerful FM synthesizer and can be found for good prices on the 2nd hand market. Build quality is also quite substantial. If you have the opportunity to acquire one and want to go beyond traditional FM and DX7 sounds, the Yamaha SY77, TG77, or even the SY99 are great options. Hope you enjoy this Yamaha SY77 synth demo."

Waldorf M - 21 Custom Patches - No Talking

video upload by GEOSynths

"Get the Patches by joining my Patreon (2nd Tier) -

I only had the Waldorf M for a short time, as it was sent to me by the Distributor to try out and do a Review, so sadly I didn’t have the time to do a “Full Bank”, however as part of the “getting to know” the Waldorf M, I created 20 Patches, plus another that I made in my Review Video.

As well as the Patches, I made FX Presets for each using 2 Plug-Ins which are free and all you do is insert the Chorus first, then the Delay/Reverb in the next insert. All the levels are done.

1 - Bluecat Audio Chorus
2 - Valhalla Supermassive"

Roland SH-5 sound with Waldorf Iridium (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

KARPLUS-STRONG string synthesis with the GHOST

video upload by

"We have not seen anyone doing modal synthesis yet with the Ghost, so we thought that it's a good time to make a video on Karplus Strong techniques for String and Bass sounds.

Wikipedia article about the topic:"

Fluss Granular & Mononoke Jam

video upload by Bram Bos

"A quick jam testing the new Fluss Dark Mode 1.0.2 update as an effect processor. Doing lots of shimmer duty for Mononoke."

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

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