MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 2, 2023

Monday, January 02, 2023

General Midi Battle - QY100 vs SC88VL vs Super Nintendo!?

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Lets compare my Seashore track on these three midi modules.

Track 'Seashore' was written on the Dirtywave M8
The bank and program selects are set so it will work on any general midi device.

I have had this Roland SC88VL for a year or so and I use it fairly often as I don't have many poly synths and it doesn't take up much space. The QY100 is a recent addition. The super Midi pak I will feature more, it just got an update to work quietly on PAL machines.

Note seems between unplugging the audio cables from the qy100 and sc88 the Left and Right got flipped.

Midi pack is from

Link to Floyd Steinberg's @mr_floydst General Midi video" [posted here]

Phantasmal Force micro MIDI controller + Bastl Kastle Drum & 1010music lemondrop bells in locomotion

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Phantasmal Force micro MIDI controller with the @1010_music lemondrop and the @bastlinstruments Kastl drum. The Kastl kicks it off with a little loop (just started learning this little guy). The Phantasmal Force is sending chords to the lemondrop. The chords were generated randomly by the Phantasmal Force and I’m just noodling around with them. In chord mode, the knob raises or lowers the chord on the button up to one octave. Each button can send a different three note chord. The notes of the chord are adjustable, so you can make your own chords. Still working on tuning the randomness of the chords to sound more musical … #diy #synth #midicontroller #granularsynthesis #tinysynth #tinystudio #jamuary2023"

Electronic Beats: Cirklon, SE-1, K2600, PC3k, 82 Moons

video upload by Frequency Manipulator

"A quick noodle. Uses some randomisation of velocity and gate mask on the Cirklon. The SE-1 and the Beats have a channel of 82 Moons each. Mix routed through CLM EQ and SSL Bus compressor."

Finding the Formant

video upload by Todd Barton

"I know this is not new for any of us in the modular world but it is good to remember that the 'sweet spot' is a nexus of many diverse functions and the magical moment when they all balance . . ."

Korg Univox Maxi-Korg 800DV w/ Kenton 6-socket Upgrade Kit

via this auction

"Vintage analog bass monster. A rare piece of history. It is basically 2x Korg 700 in one box. Equipped with the Kenton 6-socket upgrade kit which adds Hz/V, gate and filter external controls. To use the Kenton upgrade kit, a converter capable of Hz/V such as the Kenton Pro Solo or the Pro 2000 is required. All synth controls are fully functional. Rebuilt power supply. Missing 3 knobs."

Roland Juno-106 w/ KIWI-106 Upgrade, Jupiter Synthgraphics Overlay & Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"Includes custom Jupiter synthgraphics overlay. Custom thick beautiul Koa wood side cheeks. New caps, new psu, 3-prong power outlet, all new RS80017A voice chips. Slider, knob, and button cleaning and/or replacement, new slider gaskets, custom painted color buttons (Jupiter style), fully cleaned and serviced keybed, custom new LED’s….rebuilt by Syntegrator (kpsiegel), and built to last a lifetime. Sounds incredible."

ANTONUS Custom 2600 + Little Brother Step Sequencer w/ Blue LEDs

via this auction

"Absolutely mint condition. This has only been touched by Antonus, myself [Bluetech] and Lisa Bella Donna. Why settle for cheaply made mass market synths "inspired" by the 2600 when you can get quality handmade real deal monster machine? Already in the states, avoid months long wait and customs and import duties and heavy shipping costs.

Made with custom Blue LEDs for that extra special sparkle.

Antonus 2600

The reinterpretation of the mythic ARP 2600 analog synthesizer. We have faithfully reproduced all aspects of the original electronic design so as not to lose a nuance of the mythical sound that characterizes it. We love its sound and behavior so we don’t intend to “improve it”. Of course, we wanted to adapt it to the current standards of use for which we have opted for a more compact format, without losing any of the feeling and comfort of the original design in addition to adding MIDI connectivity.

Step Brother

A unique sequencer design, the perfect mate of our modular system. Based on the design of the ARP Sequencer 1601 but expanded. We have added a Clock Divider, an ADSR, a VCO / LFO and 2 VCAs, and of course, MIDI connection. A sequencer system fully oriented for live performance and for immediate improvisation. Of course made with the classic 2600 design rules."

Vector Synth

via this auction

You can find demos of the Vector synth in previous posts here.

GEM Equinox 61 Key Synthesizer

via this auction

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

"please clap"

video upload by noystoise

"NT micro prototyping
#synthdiy #breadboard"

Will Gregory: My Favourite Synthesizers

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

This one is in via John L Rice.

"Composer, producer and one half of Goldfrapp, electronic musician Will Gregory has an amazing collection of modern and vintage synthesizers, including the ultra-rare Korg PS-3300 polysynth. In our latest video feature, Will opens up about the instruments that mean the most to him — and shows us how great they can sound in the right hands. Did you know you could play a Minimoog using a Yamaha WX7 Wind Controller?

00:00 - Start
00:16 - Intro with Will Gregory
02:20 - Roland Jupiter-4
06:40 - Composition and Production Process
08:05 - Minimoog with Yamaha WX7 Wind Controller
13:52 - Improvising with Hard Disk Recording
15:48 - Electronic Dream Plant Wasp
18:48 - Korg PS-3300 Polysynth
24:54 - Unexpected Results
27:05 - Moog Polymoog
32:05 - Outro

Goldfrapp -
Moog Ensemble -"

Best Gear of 2022 // Highlights from the year's releases according to Starsky Carr

video upload by Starsky Carr

0:00 This is Your Conscience
1:07 Best Drum Machine - Pulsar 23
3:11 Best Polysynth - Oberheim OBX8
5:25 Best Eurorack Modules - East Beast & West Pest
7:06 Best Budget Polysynth - Cobalt 5S
10:12 Best Samplewr/Groovebox - Polyend Tracker
13:05 Best Monosynth - PWM Malevolent
15:52 Best Budget Drum Machine - Erica Synths LXR02

Polyend Play Pattern Generation with Roland J-6n Chord Synthesizer

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video we're diving into pattern generation using the Polyend Play and the Roland J-6 synthesizer. These two tools are some of the fastest songwriting partners out there when it comes to music hardware. The Polyend Play stands out for its impressive fill and randomization features, making it a super fast pattern programmer. The Roland J-6 Chord Synthesizer, on the other hand, is known for its complex chord and arpeggiator generation capabilities. Together, these two synthesizers make for a powerful combination for creating unique and dynamic patterns. Stay tuned to see how we use them in action!

Learn more about the Polyend Play here:
Learn more about the Roland J-6 here:
Demo by: Steven Ly
Video by: Matthew Piecora ( EZBOT) and Steven Ly (Project 32)"

Happy New Year 2023 - MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

video upload by MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"All my best wishes for this new year my friends !
A simple improvisation for this occasion ;-)

Synths used : Novation Summit - Moog Minimoog Voyager - Moog Taurus 3"

Crazy sound FX with Novation Bass Station II (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card


Quick demo of the Wave builder on the Gotharman's LD3 W. drum sample

video upload by Meska

"First demo with the wave builder, this time making one shot drums to more complex sample.
i will make other demo with other sound material and sound design

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

LA67 Mort's Barge - Buchla 100 Module Clone System

via this auction

You can find a demo and additional details on LA67 Mort's Barge previously posted here.

Long LFO to FM

video upload by Todd Barton

"This is a follow up to yesterday's tip on creating long cycling envelopes/LFOs with the Tiptop Buchla 281t and 257t [posted here]. What you are hearing is 1:40 of the turnaround of a 7'40" LFO going to open and close the FM of a 258t oscillator. On this video the pure tone happens at :37 and the FM returns at :55. If you want to hear the complete 7'40" go to my soundcloud:"

--- Note you'll get some interesting textures if you play the above two at the same time.

#Jamuary 01 - Ambient Performance with Vermona Perfourmer, Travelogue and Choreographs

video upload by Thoow

"Slow ambient piece, generated with the new Travelogue max for live device by Novelmusic. It creates four slightly changing Midi patterns and slowly morphs between them. The main voice comes from the Vermona Perfourmer MK2. Some recorded bits of the Midi play voices of the beautiful Choreographs by Slate + Ash. I use the Midique Kntrlr9 to adjust the volume of the tracks."

TEXTQUENCER - AUv3 Text Based Midi Sequencer by Cem Olcay - Demo for the iPad

video upload by The Sound Test Room

"You can Textquencer here at the App Store"

Klangstrøm - 7 Parseq (Part 1) "Artikulation" Pure Data Only

video upload by dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"My first attempt to create a self-generating patch in Pure Data with a lot of Sound FX an some musical content in the style of György Ligeti's "Artikulation" (1958).
With this piece I would like to pay tribute to his pioneering electronic work."

Creating Arpeggios in Modular

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

00:00 - Introduction
00:22 - HH Arp
04:57 - Count Modula Super Arpeggiator
13:18 - LFO
18:16 - Sequential Switches"

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution - Very Rare Klaus Schulze Black Edition

via this auction

Note tis is Electronisounds Audio's Rave-O-Lution featured in this video.

"It is fully expanded with the extra ins/outs and the drum and synth expansions! The current OS chip is 2.00a"

Doepfer Regelwerk SN 230576

via this auction

"Very cool device, has a multitude of MIDI and CV/gate outputs so you can control a vast amount of gear. 24 faders, 72 buttons, 8 CV outs, 8 gate outs (CV & gate only work in sequencer mode). As a MIDI sequencer you can have 8 simultaneous sequences going, each with its own CV/gate output.

Works perfectly, I just replaced the battery last year. FW 1.71 installed. I am the second owner but this has been used in non-smoking home studios only. Comes with generic 9V (center pos) power adapter. Guaranteed not DOA but due to its age and lack of current support it's sold as-is.

From the Doepfer website:

"REGELWERK is a professional tool that is able to generate any MIDI data by means of 24 high quality ALPS faders with 48 related buttons and LEDs (2 buttons and 2 LEDs for each fader).
The fader box features include standard functions like assignment of any MIDI data type to the faders and buttons (e.g. any controller, aftertouch, note on/off, velocity, program change, SysEx) as well as functions like Solo, Mute, Master, Total Recall, Overdup, HookOn. For example you may program the unit as a real-time editor for any other MIDI equipment (including software synthesizers) by assigning the required MIDI events to the faders and buttons.
But REGELWERK is much more than a so-called "MIDI fader box" though it as well carries out what you would expect from such a unit. In addition REGELWERK is suitable - so to speak as a free gift - to generate pattern-based musical structures like rhythmic trigger patterns, analog sequences and other rhythmic structures. The immediate access to important controlling parameters leads to completely new rhythmic and sequencing applications especially for improvisations and live events. It is possible to combine the features of the fader box and the sequencer at the same time (8 faders with fader box features and 16 faders for generating a sequence).

24 high quality faders (manufacturer: ALPS), 60 mm travel

72 buttons, 56 LEDs

2-line LC-display

rotary encoder for data input
19-inch rack-mount unit 5HU (suitable for rack mount or as desktop case)
dimensions: about 485 x 221 x 90 mm
weight: about 3 kg

2 separate MIDI Inputs, 2 separate MIDI Outputs, 5 pin SYNC socket (Roland compatible)
8 CV outputs (3.5 mm miniature jack sockets), function only in sequencer mode, range: 0...+5V, 1V/Octave

8 Gate outputs (3.5 mm miniature jack sockets), function only in sequencer mode
gate voltage: 0/+5V, normal logic (i.e. on = +5V, off = 0V)

Storage of all data via MIDI SysEx messages"


via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"This is the real deal. It's in great condition. It has CR carved into the bottom (the previous owner was named Curly!) and he replaced the battery terminals to extend the original wires at some point. Studio use only in my possession."

Vintage ARP Quartet 49-Key Analog Orchestral Synthesizer with retrigger mod

via this auction

Demo video in the listing posted back in 2010 here. "ARP Quartet - beautiful sounding analog synth. The Quartet is exactly the same a the Siel Orchestra synth: ARP just licensed the design for the US market. It has "brass", "piano", "organ" and "strings" sections, and any two sounds can be combined together. The brass, organ and piano are cool and funky sounding, but this synth is ALL about the string section. Absolutely beautiful sounding chorused synth strings, in the same vein as a Solina string synth, but I actually think the Quartet strings are richer than the Solina. Everything works exactly as it should, all sliders and knobs work perfectly, all keys work as they should. There are two mods done: I replaced the flimsy and tricky-to-access "fine tune" knob with a trimmer pot. You can now set the fine tuning with a small flathead screwdriver using the trimpot. However, in the last several years, I've never needed to touch the tuning, once set it holds tune perfectly. The second and most important mod is a "re trigger off" switch to disable the voice re-triggering. Previous to this mod, if you were playing chords with a long release (which you'll want to do with the string section because it sounds awesome), and switched to another chord, you would hear the release cut off as you switched chords. With this mod, the release continues naturally after you change notes/chords, and you can get the beautiful long release on the string section that sounds fantastic. I don't know why they didn't design the synth like this, but now you have both options for re-trigger or re-trigger defeat. The ARP Quartet sound is all over the Portishead LP 'third'"

Access Virus Ti2 Darkstar Synthesizer

via this auction

"Jungle Gardenia" - on Elka X-1000

video upload by organfairy

"One of the lesser known instrumentals by Mike Oldfield. It was the B-side of his 'Crime of Passion' single from 1984 but I don't think it was on any albums except as a bonus track on later releases.

Here I play it on my Elka X-1000 organ."

05- The Therevox ET-5: Effects and Tuning

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"This is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the effects found on the Therevox ET-5, along with a demonstration of the useful tuning function incorporated into the design.

The entrance and exit theme music of this demonstration was created entirely with the Therevox ET-5, including drums."

Therevox ET-5 Demos by AutomaticGainsay

Teenage Engineering OP-1 field demo (no talking)

video upload by Hunart©

"Hi Everyone!

Recently I've finally could play with the newer version of the old beloved OP-1. This is just a quick soundcheck, recorded track by track in to Ableton, I've used very little EQ (cosmetics) and a limiter on the whole material. It is awesome for its size, I hope I can afford one in the future, as there's much more inside that you can see in the specs.

Enjoy and feel free to ask any questions!

"Kosmic Djazz for Sun Ra" (from coming album "Electronicazz Vol.2")

video upload by KurtzMindfields

"Presenting first title from new project for 2023 !
Electronicazz vol. 2, a cosmic jazz adventure ...
Kurtz Mindfields : Rhodes, VPiano, SynthR3 soloing, Retro One Soloing, Hansy Mister M Polysynths & Mellotron Electribe2 & friends Drummer's loops (Yann Van Eijk, Fabrice Laurent).
Stephen Ingrand (NrSynth) : big Ancestor Moog sequence programming.
Cover album conception by Mary (Le Crayon de Lune)
Artistic free videos from Pixabay.

Arturia JUP-8 V - Sound Bank '79

video upload by Polydata

"Drawing from the earliest days of polyphonic synthesizers, Sound Bank ‘79 for the Arturia JUP-8 V finds its inspiration in synthesizer music found in documentaries and library music from the late 70’s and early 80’s.

A bank comprising 40 patches for instant inspiration. The goal was to squeeze as much vintage analog juice out of this plug-in as possible, primarily working within the constraints of the original Roland Jupiter-8. I was honestly blown away by how good this plug-in can sound, and will definitely by using a lot more going forward.

Sound Bank '79 is a series of vintage tones for different synths and plug-ins, so look out for future releases. Recorded with no external processing - what you hear is all from the plug-in.



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