MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, December 31, 2022

Saturday, December 31, 2022

NYE Modular Techno Livestream

video upload by Extralife

"Let's kick off 2023 with bleeps and bloops"

Exploring the Roland Jupiter 6

Exploring the Roland Jupiter 6 | What did I get myself into? video upload by MIDERA

"I spent too much money on this. I told myself I shouldn't get it. I knew I didn't need it. I knew it wouldn't add anything to my setup. I knew it would be a project... And yet, I bought it. The Jupiter 6.

The Jupiter 6 belonged to someone I know and have bought other things from. When we started our discussion, only 2 issues were known. The Master 2 knob and the ENV2 keytracking weren't working. I figured I could fix this. Then VCO MOD ENV-1 tracking wasn't working. Then, the unit wouldn't power on at all. They managed to get the power working again (the switch itself wasn't working). So I decided to go ahead with the purchase.

I drove an hour to pick it up.

I got it home and, yes, those issues persisted, but I tested it out and decided right then that this was indeed a mistake. My Prophet 10 is a better synth with less issues. Anyway, a few days passed and I decided it was time to open it up. I replaced the power switch. I tore out the 2 faders that weren't working. I cleaned them and fixed them. I cleaned out a few others that seemed to have intermittent issues.

All seemed well... until I made this video. It was at the very end of this video when I realized that Oscillator 2 has one voice that isn't working correctly. The Pulse wave is silent. Digging deeper into this, I've found that IC36C pins 4 and 5 are not receiving any voltage. This is voice C (or 3). Unfortunately, so far this is beyond my skillset to fix, but it seems something (hopefully common between these two pins, both related to Pulse wave and PWM) is not working. It's not a bad chip, because I swapped chips and the issue persists on the same location, i.e., it didn't follow the chip. One possibility is that this location is not soldered properly, and those two aren't receiving any information. I'm not sure. I'd have to delve deeper, but again, I'm just out of my depths here.

So what are my thoughts now? I'm frustrated that I put so much money into something that really needed more work than I originally thought... But then again, I've also learned a lot, like how to repair faders, how to do some basic IC chip testing.

I am shocked by people saying it's 'cold'. I don't know what that is about at all. Doesn't sound cold at all to me. It sounds like a proper Roland synth. But wow it has a ton of range. I didn't properly capture it here, but a few sounds I have made sounded like hitting a stringed instrument... it's like you can feel the electricity, where I don't often feel that way with the Prophet 10. It's really a great sounding synth. To me, it retains everything I liked about my Juno 6 and added a lot more. The only thing I really miss about the Juno 6 is the better feeling faders and the smoother cutoff when modulated.

All I can say is - I can't wait to have this thing back to 100%.

Happy New Year!"

#TS1sequencer plays with #samplers #bassdrum and claps.

video upload by bvr-instruments

"This video is dedicated to a demo with #TS1sequencer with #bassdrum #claps and #STS sample player. Each 2 ways audio are filtered with Boss SP 202 and Zoom St224.
The sampled signals are routed to the bass drum external audio input and thus side chained with the drum envelop...

Audio recorded simply with 2 channels on DSLR, one for bassdrum output and claps for the other one. Mastered with Reaper."

Angry Bot early prototype. Happy new year edition


Hamburger Lady (cover version)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"What better way to set the tone for 2023 than a cover version of the uplifting 1977 pop hit "Hamburger Lady" by Throbbing Gristle. Here all synth sounds are generated by the PWM Malevolent synth - the perfect family sing-along keyboard. (The 'heartbeat' displayed waveform is also the Malevolent synth.) Vocals are by my daughter processed through the Bitspeak and Manipulator VSTs.

A 256K MP3 of this track is on Patreon for supporters - as well as loads of other downloads: Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
My website:"

Jon & Vangelis - I'll Find My Way Home cover by AtomoSynth

video upload by Atomosynth

"Hello World, this is a raw and mesmerizing cover of Jon & Vangelis' classic hit 'I'll Find My Way Home' performed on the mochikaX5 synthesizer and vocoder (all sounds except for strings cs80V and drums) Paying tribute to the legendary Vangelis. May this song be a beacon of hope and inspiration as we strive towards a brighter and more peaceful year ahead."

The Tale of The Ondioline: Music's Oldest Synthesizer?

video upload by The Lemon Master

0:00 Intro
1:21 Design
5:50 History
7:46 Rise
10:39 Downfall
12:47 Revival?
14:24 Outro

Note the first "synth" is debatable. The Telharmonium (1897), Ondes-Martenot (1928), Mixturtrautonium (1936), Novachord (1939), amongst others predated it. The Theremin, although not a keyboard instrument, but the inspiration if not the basis for Bob Moog's creations arrived in 1921. For a timeline of electronic instruments see, and for more synth centric, as we know them, see The First Synth to.....

For reverything Ondioline see

And related posts:

Jean Jacques Perrey & Dana Countryman - The Good Old Days

New Website Dedicated to the Ondioline

Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline (pics of my copy here)

And of course, see the Ondioline label for additional posts.

Rare Powertran Polysynth Repaired Again.......


"Fixing a problem as it decided to die a bit more! turns out it all could have been avoided if i just replaced those other little caps too. dang, one problem can lead to another and another and so on.
and Support the museum here :-"


5 Layers of Acid Basslines Sounds AMAZING // Blackbox meets Avalon Bassline, A Compact Creation

video upload by

"Inspired my the one of my favorite tracks, i wanted to play with the idea of layering multiple acid style basslines and bringing them in and out using the looper function on the 1010 blackbox. I'm realising i do something similar in my live setup. I'll take multiple midi sequences and send them all to the same synthesizer (ex. [Dawless Live Set below]) Anyway, this turned out a lot cooler than i had hoped! Also, running a straight forward analog monophonic subtractive synthesizer through some FX can REALLY help it go a lot further."

00:00 How are you? This is what's up.
00:29 Listen to this..
01:12 The idea I want to create
02:15 This might be "that type" of track 🤦🏽‍♂️ help me!
02:41 Lets jam it out!
03:25 Layer 1
03:59 Layer 2
04:21 Layer 3
06:00 Layer 4
07:58 Blackbox cons and quicks
08:58 Rough arrangement of the song
10:19 Put FX on your mono synths.. it helps
12:19 What I love about the Avalon
14:35 Layer 5
15:18 Rough mixing with filters
15:42 The final sound

Larry Heard Presents Mr. White: The Sun Can't Compare (Long Version)

video upload by Streptoccoccus

My Dawless Live Set is Back! // How it's setup and the troubleshooting I did

"// Today I wanted to explain how I setup my live dawless setup. How i'm using Peak for live transitions with Octatrack. Using Digitakt for program changes and a weird hack I figured out. Plus so much more!"

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Happy New Year! :)

10 Interesting Plugins From 2022

video upload by

"brief overview of a few unique and creative plugins to come out this year. These obviously don't represent everything, but I figured it might be fun to make a brief "list" video.
you can check out my brief article here:

00:00 Fragments
00:37 Magic Delay
01:12 Digitalis
01:39 Novum
02:10 Morph EQ
02:31 Needlepoint
02:49 Coldfire
03:15 Graindad
03:44 Pocket Dimension
04:12 Kult"

manecolabs promo 2023

video upload by Manecolabs

"promotional content for manecolabs eurorack modules and effect pedals."

U-HE REPRO DEMO - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo and review of U-HE REPRO, a software VST plugin emulation of the classic SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PROPHET 5 and SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO ONE synthesizers (REPRO-1 and REPRO-5). We'll recreate the iconic track MESSAGES by OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Soundmit 2022 - Electronic Live Concerts - Eurorack & Synth marathon!

video uploads by SOUNDMIT

Live performances from this year's Soundmit. You can use the player controls to skip around.

"Il 12 e 13 Novembre 2022 si è tenuta la 12esima edizione di SOUNDMIT, l'evento italiano dedicato al mondo dei sintetizzatori modulari, dei synth e delle tecnologie musicali.

Un'intersa sala dedicata ai concerti con oltre 20 live di elettronica modulare con artisti italiani dalle community di Torino Modulare, Milano Modulare, Genova Modulare, Bologna Modulare e altri ospiti come Megale e Eugene!

Questi video sono solo un estratto delle performance di altissimo livello che hanno accompagnato la due giorni Torinese.

Tutte le info su"


"The 12th edition of SOUNDMIT, the Italian event dedicated to the world of modular synthesizers, synths and music technologies, was held on 12 and 13 November 2022.

An entire hall dedicated to concerts with over 20 live performances of modular electronics with Italian artists from the communities of Torino Modulare, Milano Modulare, Genova Modulare, Bologna Modulare and other guests such as Megale and Eugene!

These videos are just an extract of the top-level performances that accompanied the two days in Turin.

All the info on"

Soundmit 2022 live - Vincenzo Scorza - Bologna Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Tito Castelli - Torino Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Paolo Dellapiana - Torino Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Stefano Bertoli - Genova Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Taming the Machine - Fine Gear
Soundmit 2022 live - Emanuele Nanni - Bologna Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Giacomo Gastaldi - Genova Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Antornio Monti - Torino Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - IDRA & Giacomo Vanelli - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Eugene
Soundmit 2022 live - Megale
Soundmit 2022 live - Blunted_Spaghetti - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Andy Morello - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Autodafè - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Stefano Trezzi - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Giovanni Battagliola - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - ABO - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Il Cosa - Milano Modulare
Soundmit 2022 live - Pietro Boni
Soundmit 2022 live - Karpa -Udinelettronica
Soundmit 2022 live - 400ISO & Sonambient - Stasis

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII (MFG2016-07) SN H1627001971-46

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"This specific SPS-1 MK2 has an even later serial number of H1627001971-46. It was made in the last run in 2016. Mint Condition, flawless. OS 1.63. Includes: PSU, Manual, Decksaver cover. No original box. Local sale in Toronto preferred."

Erica Synths Monster case 9u 126hp

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Note this is a supporting member listing for the case only, not the modules.

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Vintage Korg Mono/Poly with MIDI, CC control, and original manual

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Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8 Digital Sampling Keyboard

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"There are a couple of dings and scratches, and the first "E" key is sticking up a bit, but otherwise this is in pristine condition and sounds just wonderful. It's modded with a floppy emulator and I'll include a USB drive with more sample disks than you could ever possibly know what to do with, including the Sound Process OS, which opens up even more possibilities."

Synths and Apps. EP4: Dark ambient.

video upload by Igor Vasiliev

"Korg & Korg with SpaceFields and ClassicFX apps. The loop was recorded from Korg MS2000 to SpaceFields app. It was then used to add some sequences. Sound from Korg MicroX processed by ClassicFX app. Both sources was mixed and recorded live.

More details:"

Synth jam with Arturia MiniFreak, Dreadbox Erebus, eurorack drums, and Reason 12 synths

video upload by Jay Hosking

"An impromptu song that started on hardware synths and eurorack, and was finished by adding some extra sounds in the box.

This is a great example of why I love both hardware (it's inspiring!) and software (it has incredible power and can get the job finished!). Here, I was just trying out a new eurorack drum sequencer, decided to send the kick trig to the Erebus, and then began noodling on top with the MiniFreak. I wrote the song before I even knew I was writing a song. And while it was super inspiring, I could tell that I'd need a bunch more instruments to make the song feel finished. Rather than expanding the table and slowing down the creative process, I captured the inspiration already there and finished off the job in Reason afterward. It was definitely the right approach.

Dreadbox Erebus through Source Audio Ventris - bass synth locked to kick
Arturia MiniFreak - melody and pads
Eurorack drums:
- Intellijel Steppy - sequencer
- Mystic Circuits IDUM - extra glitch sequencing
- ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout - clock and LFOs
- Prok drums - kick, snare, hats
- WMD Fracture - glass-breaking claps
- Intellijel Mixup - mixing
- Noise Engineering Desmodus Versio - ducked reverb
- Intellijel FSR 1U - performance of glass breaking and reverb room size
- Golden Master 1U - multi-band compression and EQ
- Intellijel Mixer 1U - output mixer
Reason 12 instruments:
- Monotone - extra bass stabs in bridges and choruses 2 and 3
- Complex-1 - arp thing, and drone/brass/pad thing
- Audio editing/pitch adjustment of the Erebus notes in the chorus (didn't have enough hands during the jam)

Hardware synths recorded together live, with a few extra tracks in the box afterward. EQ'd, compressed, limited, etc. during the final mix/master.

Thanks for listening."

Rat King Cell doing faux delay.

video upload by Rat King Modular Synthesizers

"Short example of of the VCE doing faux delay type sounds"

How to make music like BURIAL with ENDORPHIN.ES

video upload by

"𝔅𝔲𝔯𝔦𝔞𝔩 is a big influence for the electronic musicians in the ultimate decade and today we have prepared a new "How to" video recreating 2 tracks of his: 'Distant Lights' and 'Southern Comfort'

As always, both project files for the Ground Control are included along with the samples for Queen of Pentacles and Two Of Cups!"

Berlin Synthesis : FM ALERT analog live techno

video upload by Alexander Spree

"Berlin Synthesis : Buchla Style Thru Zero FM : analog ACID live jam : strictly hard evolving psycho waves : using only 2 VCO and 1 low pass gate .
in this patch i am using #doepfer thru zero as the main vco & #makenoise #STO as modulator #VCO thru the #optomix #lowpassgate #analog #modular #synthesis #eurorack #synthwave #acid #livesession #techno #electro #hardstyle #berlin"

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

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