MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Late night Session

video upload by Makis Zeg

Sequential Pro 3, Erica Synths Perkons HD-01, & Synthstrom Deluge.

modular sketch 12-27-22

video upload by brandon logic

Nymphes 6-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

video uploads by Chris Sneider

Nymphes 6-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer - Atmosphere sound
Nymphes 6-Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

"Nymphes is a 6-voice analog polyphonic synthesizer that was developed during the pandemic, and Dreadbox hopes it will put a pinch of happiness on your face. Condensing an ambitious idea into a small and compact box, without any compromise in the quality of the final instrument, Nymphes delivers stunning and ethereal soundscapes for music productions, film and game scoring, or sound design."

System 1 Sync Bass

video upload by Rat King Modular Synthesizers

"This is a short demo of some of the sync sounds that can be tweaked from the System 1 series. These are all circuits from early days of synthesis. Most dating from the 70s."

Building a Fairlight CMI: Episode 15

video upload by Syntaur

"It's a holiday double-header, with two Fairlight episodes back-to-back!

Cris Blyth is a brave man. He has a dream of taking a Fairlight MFX and upgrading it to a Fairlight CMI Series III. In this episode, Cris gives the Fairlight a bit of a shower, then comes to his senses (sort-of) and learns to do screen printing with hopes of completing the front panel. A sneaky cheat brings on a momentary sense of elation - is the end in sight?"

Building a Fairlight CMI episodes

Sequential TRIGON-6 Demo (no talking)

video upload by synthlegends

"In this video I demonstrate some factory patches, some modified factory patches and some own patches from scratch. No processing at, FX only from the TRIGON."

SEQUENTIAL TRIGON-6-synthesizer-raw sounds without FX-demo part 2

video upload by Deep Synths

Part 1 here

"Demo Part 2 of the Trigon-6 synthesizer from Sequential focusing on its raw tone without its onboard effects being used. Many custom patches by Deep Synths used in demo.

00:00 Intro
00:17 Chapter 2
00:42 Chapter 3
00:57 Chapter 4
01:32 Chapter 5
02:06 Chapter 6
02:52 Chapter 7
03:15 Chapter 8
03:47 Chapter 9
04:25 Chapter 10
04:50 Chapter 11
05:14 Chapter 12
05:50 Chapter 13
06:25 Chapter 14
06:46 Chapter 15
07:08 Chapter 16
07:46 Chapter 17
08:11 Chapter 18
08:51 Chapter 19
09:33 Chapter 20
10:05 Chapter 21
10:48 Chapter 22
11:11 Chapter 23
11:34 Chapter 24
11:58 Chapter 25
12:28 Chapter 26
13:05 Chapter 27"

Trigon-6 Is Sequential's NEW Fully Analog Polysynth

video upload by Patchwerks

M800 R2 extended Virtual Analog Synthesizer Eurorack Version by Mayer EMI

video upload by MATTHS

"In this video, I provide an overview of the Mayer EMI #eurorack module version of their amazing MD900 VA Synthesiser - the #M800 If you don't know about the MD900, it is a polyphonic desktop synthesizer, multitimbral with 4 parts. A polyphony of up to 16 voices are shared by the 4 multi-timbral parts. All of these 4 parts have their own effect stack. There is also a sequencer and sample playback ability.

What they are doing here is putting the MD900 in a 32HP eurorack module with exactly the same functionality! This is a mean feat. You don't see many modules with this type of capability!

Before this comes to market, Mayer are keen to hear your feedback. What works, what would you like to see, how would you use it etc and so this video is to open a conversation on that. Please leave any comments and thoughts below in the comments section and we will then raise these in a few weeks time as part of a live Q&A with the Mayer team. You can also join us then to chat through your ideas for the module in realtime so make sure you hit the subscribe and bell button to be notified when this happens."

🕸 WEBSITE w/ links -

01:36 - Intro
02:18 - Inputs and Outputs
05:20 - Screen and Navigation
07:05 - Sounds
10:20 - Filters
12:14 - Wavetables
14:30 - Envelopes
16:16 - Effects
18:55 - Modulation Matrix
23:30 - More Sounds
26:05 - Sample Playback
27:00 - Sequencing
32:00 - Arp
38:00 - Round Up
41:26 - End Commentary

Club of the Knobs: Whising You a Very Happy and Peaceful 2023 & New Things Coming Soon

via Club of the Knobs.

Cool reflection of a COTK 5U/MU system.

Synth Legends: The Roland Jupiter 6 Synthesizer Demo

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"This classic synthesizer from the 1980s has been used by some of the biggest names in music and continues to be a favorite among artists and producers today.
In this video I explored some of the presets adding some external effects"

Taking Liven Lofi 12 Sampler for a spin

video upload by gstormelectro

"Today I'm just chillin' on the Sonicware Lofi 12 to round out 2022."

G-Storm Electro:

Waldorf Quantum/Iridium Split Patch - No Talk

video upload by SMV Producer

"Sound banks available for purchase at:

This is a split patch that uses 3 oscillators in total. This synth is incredible. All what you hear is without any external processing. Only the Quantum directly recorded into Ableton."

Korg X3/X3R - "Hypnosis" (Custom Ambient Sounds)

video upload by LFOstore

"The nineties update to the legendary M1 – Korg X3 is here!
'Hypnosis' soundset turning your X3 synth into complete Ambient Machine.


It sounds great & non-standard thanks to AI2 synthesis from Korg & modern sound design approach!

"Hypnosis" soundset contains 100 Presets ready to go in your track.

*Big & wide Strings
*Complex Pads
*Re-creation of classic sounds
*Unusual polyphonic sounds

Whatever it is: Ambient, Original Sound Track, Electornica – you will find interesting timbres here!

Instructions for installation are inside, as well as original sounds.
All presets are Aftertouch & MW sensitive.

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of “Organica” for Waldorf Blofeld & “WS Universe” for Korg Wavestation

Enjoy & re-discover X-series!"

Limited Edition White Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 SN 09629

via this auction

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

"The Limited Edition of the popular Prophet 12.

Number 033 of 100. So only 100 units ever made!"

Moog Minimoog Voyager Select Series Black and White SN SS11557

via this auction

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

"The finishes are a striking combination of a black chassis and white black lit panel. Includes the 10th anniversary gold cut off knob and Moog Voyager dust cover! Ships in original box.

This instrument had a faulty IC and was serviced in 2020. The board was replaced and tested by Moog and returned to me in tiptop shape."

Vintage Cretone Rhythm Maker

This one was spotted here and sent in via M Me.

"Cretone/Teisco Rhythm Maker, Very rare drum computer. This one has had a recap of all electrolytes, but the rhythms that come out are not correct and I think a transistor is no longer working properly, it starts to crack after a while. Amplifier section works well."

This is the first post to feature the Cretone brand and Rhythm Maker. If you know more about them, let us know!

Fred's Lab ZeKit Paraphonic Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

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

You can find demos of the ZeKit in previous posts here.

Buchla 252e Polyphonic Rhythm Generator

via this auction

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

"The 252e represent a new concept in pattern and rhythm generation. 11 concentric rings, each with their own ability to generate complex patterns can be linked between another to create fascinating polyrhythms, including the built-in Euclidian rhythmic library. Three clocks drive the rings, which are freely assignable to 4 pulse and 2 CV outputs, allowing an amazing amount of flexibility to shift, cross-trigger and explore totally new musical possibilities. A rich MIDI implementation compliments the user interface that invites experimentation.

Because of all its functional options this module it offers a myriad of endless possibilities for patching throughout your Buchla system. Don's final module design is. a gas to play with!"

Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer SN ZL22445 w/ Custom Wood Side Panel Stands

via this auction

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

Roland RS-505 49-Key Paraphonic Synthesizer SN 952138

via this auction

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

Vintage ARP 2600 with 3604 Keyboard

via this auction

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

Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer

via this auction

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

Korg MS-02 Interface Module SN 170943

via this auction

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

"This listing is for a rare, vintage Korg MS-02 Interface module. It is meant to work with vintage Korg/Yamaha synths and drum machines for communication with other brands' instruments. It does things like voltage conversion, gate inversion, etc. It looks and functions perfectly, though the power switch has been bypassed so if it is plugged in, it always on."

Alsephina || Generative Ambient Moog Grandmother + Mother-32 + Subharmonicon

video upload by Claus Gahrn

"Longform generative ambient music on the Moog Grandmother, Mother-32, and Subharmonicon.
Midi generated in Ableton Live.
Software effects: Soundtoys Echoboy + Valhalla Supermassive"

Sampled Kitchen Appliance Ambient Jam - Liven Lofi-12

video upload by ChrisLody

"Just for a bit of fun I thought it would be interesting to see what a jam made of non instrument samples would sound, so here is a jam just made from nothing but kitchen appliances. All sounds were recorded on a Korg SOS recorder then tuned within the Sonicware Liven Lofi-12 by playing them out loud into a tuner on my phone and tweaking the pitch.

I sampled my microwave which is used for the opening drone sound. I think there must have been some electromagnetic interference which caused the weird little rhythmic pulse that runs through it. Nice little happy accident.

The beeps from the washing machine and air fryer is kind of cheating but the result is very pleasing, especially the pitched down air fryer which take on bell like tones.

I'm especially happy with the pitched up dishwasher. The hum of its motor is particularly deep so I was expecting to use it for bass but it made a really nice melodic sound instead.

By the way the 'Typical 1990s Kitchen' image comes from a book of royalty free images. My wife has been buying them recently so they will likely pop up a lot more from now on :)"

Herzlich Labs OMEN / DUAL PASSIVE RESONANT LPG with BITE / quick playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"This is a short video demonstrating the basic sound and functionality of OMEN. There's two channels of LPG goodness which both sound really different, and you can further shape the sound with the on board switches and knobs. It's possible to use the channels seperately (for different sound sources) or to use the two channels of OMEN linked with just one signal going into the first input. You'll hear that this sounds really wonderful!

You can download the user guide poster I made for OMEN here:

Herzlich Labs hand-builds a variety of modules, but one of the things that they're extra proud of is the MMI. This module is a MAN-MACHINE-INTERFACE that lets you modulate parameters around your rack by touching the different capacative plates on the frontpanel. If you're interested in something like that you should definitely check out their Etsy or Reverb webshops (links below). If you have any questions about the Herzlich Lab modules, send LB a direct message, he's usually really quick to respond.

Herzlich Labs on Reverb:
Herzlich Labs on Etsy:

DISCLAIMER: LB from Herzlich Labs sent me this unit to explore and demonstrate. I think it's interesting to shine a light on some makers that are not as well known as the big names in the field, as sometimes they make really great designs and usually these modules are relatively affordable. I hope that by watching the video you can figure out if OMEN is right for you or not."

"The Omen is a dual LPG with a bit more than you might be used to. Like you, I once was lost in the world of low pass gates, seeking something more, something bigger and somehow juicier. The inspiration came to me as I was reading a particularly heavy book on passive filters, and I realized it was possible to make far more interesting LPG designs than the standard we've become so accustomed to.

In a convergence of old-school LPG design and more modern components, the Omen boasts two -6dB resonant filters, custom built vactrols, built in CV attenuation and no less than three cutoff modes per filter. Filter 1 is soft and light, imparting a gentle, naturally gated touch of filtering on your sound, while Filter 2 is darker and more resonant, and can turn downright growly and distorted when left wide open.

Designed to give you as many creative options as possible, the Omen has the unique ability to function as either two discrete LPG, or as one 4-pole resonant LPG. When plugging a signal in to Input 1, and with no signal plugged into Input 2, the output will be present at both Output 1 and Output 2, with Output 2 producing the signal as it passes through both filters. Tweaking both filters independently will generate a wide array of soft and sometimes harsh tones, ranging from Buchla bongos to early synthesis brass and organ sounds. There is much to love here.

CV is similarly handled, by plugging in only one CV source, it will act on both channels - this is useful for creating musically similar outputs as well as when using the dual filter operation. However, the dual filter mode greatly benefits from having two CV inputs: use an envelope in CV1 to act as a VCA, and an LFO in CV2 to create tremolo, for instance.

Using custom designed, hand built vactrols, care has been taken to mitigate the less desirable aspects of passive LPGs - in most modules, the user can expect zero bleed through on the LPG channels, and signal attenuation is minimal even with the 4-pole filter settings engaged. Of course, many of the natural features of vactrols remain, such as subtle memory effect when engaging the vactrol for long periods.

Finally, you receive maximum blinkenlights as LED's on the front panel simulate the action of the vactrols, so you'll always know what's going on under the hood. No collection of fancy LPG's is complete without the Omen."

Waldorf Iridium / Quantum - Sweet Sounds [SOUNDSET]

video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of sweet sounds dedicated to Waldorf Iridium and Quantum. I've always loved warm and saturated sounds. Although Waldorf Iridium and Quantum are digital, they allow you to achieve many sweet sounds. I like Waldorf Iridium and Quantum a lot for them functionality and sound. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. Check out my soundset:"

Building a Fairlight CMI: Episodes 13 & 14

video upload by Syntaur

"Cris Blyth is a brave man. He has a dream of taking a Fairlight MFX and upgrading it to a Fairlight CMI Series III. In this episode, Cris gets the newly-made front panel painted, in an epic battle between off-white and beige, and satin and gloss. And he makes an interesting discovery about replicating the panel graphics."

Cris Blyth is a brave man. He has a dream of taking a Fairlight MFX and upgrading it to a Fairlight CMI Series III. In this episode, Cris explores his graphic design skills, and gets the Fairlight front panel ready for screen printing."

Building a Fairlight CMI episodes

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

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