MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 5, 2023

Thursday, January 05, 2023

06- The Therevox ET-5- Pressure

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the pressure function on the Therevox ET-5."

Therevox ET-5 Demos by AutomaticGainsay

The Arturia MiniFreak Has a Synth Superpower Hiding in Plain Sight!

video upload by Bloom Music

"Donald Jordan's exploration of the Arturia MiniFreak's polyphonic effects."

Intro: 0:00
Polyphonic Effect Examples: 1:58
Patch Examples: 4:36
Conclusion: 8:44

"For a free MiniFreak patch bank, click here -"

Also see Is the Arturia MiniFreak Good for Classic Style Synth Sounds?

Korg SQ-64 - It can be used as Midi to CV Converter

video upload by

"This is a follow up to my review of the Korg SQ-64":

Korg SQ-64 Review - Best Sequencer under $300?

"The Korg SQ-64 is a great sequencer, but a superior build quality and an insanely affordable price makes it one of the best options out there."

The KORG SQ-64 is still on sale on Reverb at the time of this post.

ITALIAN KEYBOARD JAM | 5 #jamuary2023

video upload by Synths and Sounds

"Check out my video on Italian Synthesizers: [posted here]

I thought I'd give the two Italians another try. The Elka EH-105 is still a beast of a keyboard. And as primitive as the bontempi MRS-49 is, I get used to its piano setting and start to like it once You add a ton of reverb. tc electronix Ditto X4 is used for looping and the Alesis MMT-8 sequences the Elka."

Vintage Sequential Prophet-10 SN 0421 w/ Road Case

via this auction

"Prophet 10 dual keyboard. Model 1010. SN 1010-0421. This item has extremely low use and zero visible wear. Its exterior is truly 'as new.' There is virtually no wear, no nicks, no scratches that we have found. It powers up but we have not used it. We inherited this from a family member who wrote commercial music. He received it as compensation for a job in the 1980s but rarely used it. I am told this is Rev 1 but I am not a Prophet expert. The SN should confirm for a knowledgable buyer. Includes original case (shown) and 'Operation Manual' (not pictured)."

Korg PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer 1977 with Midi SN 711104

via this auction

Roland JX-3P Front Panel

via this auction

Scratched up but interesting to see.

"Original Top Side Metal Panel
1984 Made in Japan."

Black Corporation Kijimi

via this auction


video upload by OXI Instruments

"3.0 Firmware brings an updated chord mode with more scales and chord banks.

On top of that, the new internal destinations include all the available chord parameters.
You can use 2 LFOs per sequencer, the MOD lanes and the CV input.

We have also improved the chord arpeggiator and its parameters are exposed to be modulated as well!

More about these features in the new 3.0 manual!"

Obsession Vol 1 - Patches 65 to 96 - Oberheim OB-X8

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Soon...Obession Vol 1 - Contains 128 Patches for the fantastic Oberheim OB-X8, covering huge Pads & Strings, Classic Polysynth Sounds, Bass & Lead and a whole load of other sounds, inluding Classic Patches from the likes of Prince, Rush, Gary Numan etc.

As well as the Synth patches, there are also FX Presets created for all, so you can match what has been demonstrated in the Video. 2 Free Plugins were used.

1 - Blue Cat Audio Chorus
2. Valhalla Supermassive

All you need to do is set up an Insert in your DAW, add the chorus in Slot 1 and in Slot 2, Supermassive. Then just match up the Preset Numbers/Names...That's it, levels are all done!

00:00 - 65. Lighthouse GEO
00:50 - 66. Life GEO
02:38 - 67. Jack's House GEO
03:02 - 68. Chrome GEO
04:23 - 69. Trident GEO
05:41 - 70. Double Slit GEO
06:38 - 71. Solace GEO
08:14 - 72. Koto GEO
09:18 - 73. Mr Banks GEO
10:12 - 74. Block Lead GEO
10:45 - 75. Take On Me GEO
11:27 - 76. Desolate GEO
12:02 - 77. Sunrise GEO
13:42 - 78. Folding Space GEO
15:04 - 79. Arpalogue GEO
16:02 - 80. Sadness GEO
17:29 - 81. Cut Throat GEO
17:48 - 82. Poly Freak GEO
18:11 - 83. Sync Vibes GEO
19:09 - 84. Darkness Falls GEO
20:30 - 85. Picture Frame GEO
21:24 - 86. Funland GEO
22:36 - 87. Carpenter GEO
23:34 - 88. Call SETI GEO
24:14 - 89. Bulldozer GEO
24:55 - 90. Time Rift GEO
26:38 - 91. Stringer GEO
27:32 - 92. Moogie GEO
27:52 - 93. Chorals GEO
29:04 - 94. Evil Intent GEO
29:36 - 95. Stone Cold GEO
29:54 - 96. Late Arrival GEO"


video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the Oberheim Synthesizer Expander Module (1974) and Two Voice (1975), which were Oberheim's first two synthesizer products respectively.

0:00 Intro Jam
1:00 The Synthesizer Expander Module
2:04 Demo 1: State Sync
2:49 E-mu Systems
3:32 Demo 2: Two Voice
4:38 Dennis P Colin
5:49 Demo 3: Pull Seq Wonk
6:56 Jim Cooper
7:46 Demo 4: Transistor Bass Workout
9:04 Tom Oberheim
10:09 Demo 5: August Nineteen Seventy-Five
11:16 The Life Aquatic, Stranger Things and Drokk
13:50 Outro Jam"

Sequential Prophet-5 Multitrack Recording

video upload by rimela

"Multitrack recording of the Sequential Prophet-5. All sounds are made with the Prophet-5. All processing in Ableton Live."

SoundsDivine 'Wonky Tapes Vol.1' - Sequential Prophet 5/10

video upload by SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Wonky Tapes - Vol.1' soundset for the Sequential Prophet 5/10."

PEAK performance ( #jamuary2023 )

video upload by

"I'll never be as cool as @Volcaniced ;-) , nor will I be able to release a jam every day, but here's a 'from scratch' improvisation on Novation #PEAK. #jamuary2023"

Buchla 291e Triple Morphing Filter & 261e Complex Waveform Generator Teardown Videos

Teardown of the Buchla 291e Triple Morphing Filter: PCB Analysis
video upload by Lantertronics - Aaron Lanterman

0:00 -- Introduction
1:32 -- Interconnects
3:03 -- Opening like a book
3:22 -- Microcontroller/DAC board
5:29 -- User interface board
7:53 -- Analog board
10:31 -- Wrapping up"

Teardown of the Buchla 261e Complex Waveform Generator: PCB Analysis

"Support this channel via a special purpose donation to the Georgia Tech Foundation (GTF210000920), earmarked for my work:"

These are in via Soviet Space Child who had the following to say about them:

"I found these to be super fascinating. Both modules are very complex in their builds/engineering. The 291e on its own looks to be a lot more involved than a lot of modern day synths. Also it's pretty interesting how the 291e uses a discrete circuit through hole design, where as the 261e uses surface mount technology, even though both modules were designed at around the same time. In any case, Don Buchla was really a brilliant guy!"

Soundfreak Six Tones

video upload by Todd Barton

"I found that if I use a banana to tinijax cable with the CV out of the Envelope Shaper and crank its rate into the audio domain it becomes an oscillator to add to the other 5 in the Soundfreak Modular system."

Expressive E Osmose Launch

video uploads by Expressive E

Osmose Sounds

video upload by David Bessell

"Some sounds from the Osmose. An initial impression of what it sounds like straight out of the box. This will no doubt be making an appearance on my next solo album on DiN records."

Osmose - A very different synthesiser has arrived

video upload by True Cuckoo

"This is different. It's a new journey to embark on. and I love it. Please hang out with me on my first proper sit down with the production model Osmose. I love how expressive you can be with every patch."

The Big Osmose Video - Sonic LAB

video upload by sonicstate

"After a perfect storm of COVID and global parts shortages. The Osmose instrument from Expressive E is now shipping to the backers, next step is full production.

The instrument has an incredibly sensitive playing action with a custom keybed combined with the Eagan Matrix - a highly expressive and complex sound engine offering physical modelling, FM and a lot more besides.

We had a visit from Christopher who's the main product guy for the Osmose to show Gaz Williams where this exicting new instrument has got to.

00:00:00 Start
00:01:59 GPU Sponsor Mac Support
00:02:51 Overview
00:06:15 Eagan Matrix
00:09:01 Sounds
00:11:52 Controller?
00:15:42 Pedals
00:17:56 Control Section
00:22:18 Macros
00:25:59 Sensitivty
00:33:12 Portamento and Arp
00:36:49 Percussive voices
00:41:47 MPE
00:45:09 Case and Wrap"

And the press release with pics:

"Expressive E is proud to announce Osmose, the new universal standard for musical expressivity. Osmose is a polyphonic synthesizer that unlocks new ways to control sound and features a powerful sound engine created in collaboration with the leading-edge audio company, Haken Audio.

The conclusion of an epic adventure

Three years ago, Expressive E embarked on an ambitious adventure by opening the pre-orders for their standalone synthesizer, Osmose.

Osmose elevates a playerʼs experience by introducing a new landscape of features for musicians to interact with sound and produce music in new ways. It does this while not only respecting, but also enhancing the playerʼs existing keyboard skills. Every note can be articulated independently with unique expressive possibilities, such as those seen in this Osmose gesture compilation video:

To achieve that goal, the Expressive E engineers set out to industrialize a new generation of expressive keybed which is at the core of Osmoseʼs playing experience. The biggest challenge was to implement all expressiveness-related technologies into the familiar keybed form factor of the piano that musicians have been using for centuries. Creating a new kind of keybed generated many industrial production obstacles and ultimately required a total symbiosis between DSP and hardware to connect all players to Omoseʼs sound through the use of natural gestures.

Expressive E engineers conducted hundreds of on-field test sessions to fine-tune the complex design of the synthesizer. Artists played a tremendous role in the refinement of Osmose by providing precise feedback about playing sensations and helped shape a new ergonomic tool, relevant for musicians from various music scenes and cultural horizons. Thanks to their support as well as the early adopters and partners, the wait is finally over: Osmose has now started to ship.

First deliveries and re-opening of preorders
Expressive E are thrilled to announce the delivery of the first Osmose units to early adopters of the project. The first products had already been delivered in late 2022 and early backersʼ shipments will keep flowing continuously.

Expressive E have thus decided to reopen pre-orders on January 5th 2023 for all musicians interested in purchasing Osmose. The pre-order scheme has been reconducted to allow Expressive E to anticipate demand as efficiently as possible and organize their production schedules accordingly. Despite a tense economical environment driven by inflation, component shortages and the resurgence of epidemics, the company will still commit to guaranteeing a $/€1,799 retail price, within the limits of allocated stocks.

Interested musicians can now pre-order their Osmose on Expressive Eʼs website or through an affiliated dealer. [see the dealers on the right]

A new kind of synthesizer
From its inception, Osmose was designed as a solution to connect musicians with electronic instruments more intimately while still retaining the sound-design abilities of modern-day and vintage synthesizers.

Backed by a powerful sound engine made in collaboration with pioneering audio company Haken Audio, Osmose offers more than 500 creativity-boosting presets. Each of them was fine-tuned to offer performance and recording-ready macros. Preset curation covers many musical genres including modern pop, urban, film scoring, electronic music, sound design, and traditional instrumental music.
Made to inspire, Osmose offers a playful experience based on familiar features and thus presents a gentle learning curve. It offers the benefits of MPE instruments without the need to relearn the instrument entirely.

From the beginning, Osmose has been a collaborative project with artists from many musical backgrounds. They have been involved in the development of Osmose to make it a musical companion to fit their creative and ergonomic needs. Expressive E celebrates these artist collaborations with the release of a video series recapping the Osmose adventure and the reaction of artists to the new, dynamic, inspiring synthesizer.

Shot in Chennai (India), Paris (France), and Los Angeles (USA), the video series features musicians and producers like Flying Lotus, AR Rahman, Jean-Michel Jarre, Mike Dean, Cory Henry, André Manoukian, and Tarik Azzouz. It shows their approach to musical expression, how they interact with Osmose, and how this new synthesizer has influenced the way they play. A trailer for the series is now available on YouTube.

During Q1 and Q2 2023 Expressive E will regularly release clips focusing on each individual artist from the main trailer video. The first three episodes of the series are now available on YouTube. They feature musical icon A.R. Rahman (Grammy winner and film scorer for 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire), jazz virtuoso J3PO (a prolific solo artist and keyboardist for Marcus Miller), and trap beatmaker veteran Tarik Azzouz (a Grammy winner who has worked with Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, 2 Chainz, and many more)."

Roland System 100M Module SN 071897

via this auction

"Roland system 100m 150 module (LFO, S&H, Noise, Ring Mod). Module is in excellent visual condition and all of the jacks, sliders, switches and knob are working correctly."

White UDO Audio Super 6 Desktop 12-Voice Polyphonic Binaural Analog-Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Matriarch Dark 49-Key Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

DIY Modular Synthesizer Live Patching from Scratch

video upload by Sottovoce Synth

"Quick patch stacking a few textural layers to test my new synth case."

How your synth would sound in the post-apocalypse [Fairfield Circuitry Roger That]

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"Fairfield Circuitry sent me their new pedal, Roger That to check out, and it's really......something. After the initial shock and urge to burry it in my backyard wore off, I started to think of actual ways I could tame it. The results were surprising (hint: a Moog Matriarch always helps).

FREE Basics of Synthesis Workshop:

0:00 - initial excitement/surprise
0:50 - oh ok
1:48 - feature explanation and raw sounds
6:37 - today's setup
8:48 - taming it with Matriarch
10:38 - arps with bad reception
12:57 - stereo filter sweeps with bad reception
13:53 - pad swells with....well, you know"

Fairfield Circuitry Roger That

video upload by Matt Lowery

"An exploration of Fairfield Circuitry's newest release: Roger That. Roger That is a crazy little modulator/demodulator pedal that can be subtle or can tear a hole in the fabric of the universe.

HEALTH DISCLAIMER: This demo gets pretty loud and will expose you to some intense upper-spectrum audio. Please listen at a safe and reasonable volume and take breaks if needed."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

"Fully embracing sputtery and bizarre artifacts, Fairfield Circuitry's Roger That is a distortion pedal inspired by FM radio transmitters and receivers—and all of the noise that comes along with them. The core of Roger That is a simple JFET preamp, but by then including an FM modulator and demodulator circuit, the pedal becomes an interactive sonic playground with a wide range of sounds to be uncovered in every corner. The basic controls include Dry and Wet levels, Drive for the preamp circuit, and a Tune control for dialing in the FM character. Roger That is highly responsive to audio input, so different sources will yield very different results. For more variety you can explore Shift to destablize the tracking of Tune, select between two different Tuning ranges via the R switch, or apply a bandpass filter with F. Tune also features a CV input to be externally controlled by modular synthesizers or other control voltage sources. Get into the noisier side of life with Fairfield's Roger That.


Distortion pedal inspired by FM radio
Dry and Wet signal level controls
Drive for JFET preamp
Tune control sweeps through frequencies of internal FM modulator/demodulator scheme
Shift modifies the accuracy of tuning
Extended Tune range available via R switch
Voice filter applied with F—bandpass filter from 300Hz-3kHz
CV input for Tune"

Circuit Bent Casio SA-1 SMMP

video upload by SMMP

"A little Circuit Bent Casio SA-1 within a cute wooden frame
I can build instruments on request, so, if interested please enquire! You can drop me a message or send an email etc. --------
My SHOP on"

This Odd Synth Is An Ambient Dream

video upload by HAINBACH

Suzuki Portachords on Reverb | Suzuki Portachords on eBay (Omnichords will come up as well)

Hainbach's Noises posted here

Polyend Play Quick Guide

video upload by Polyend

"A quick start guide for some of the main features of the Polyend Play Groovebox - create punchy beats, use a load of professional-grade factory samples & beat fills, piano-keyboard, patterns, variations, and many more. Have you seen the Polyend-style Performance Mode yet? Watch the video and let the Play inspire you!"

Jamuary n.02 | Fender Stratocaster meets Beads and Desmodus Versio | Eurorack Guitar Jam 🎸

video upload by Andrea Marzilli

"These days I had some time to play my guitar , in order to explore my new pedalboard and get it to communicate with my modular system.

The idea behind this simple jam is very simple.
A loop recorded inside Beads is processed by Melotus Versio (double granulation, hell yeah!) while I'm playing some major/suspended chords through Desmodus Versio.

Here is the path for the guitar:

- Fender Stratocaster AM Standard 1992
- Effettidiclara ORLA
- MXR Analog Chorus
- JHS Morning Glory
- Effettidiclara PETRA
- Digitech DOD Rubberneck
- Chase Bliss Audio MOOD
- Neunaber Immerse
- Strymon Iridium

Sometimes simple things are the best ways to express feelings.

Hope you enjoy.

Headphones, please. 🎧"


video upload by JMT SYNTH

zen delay blackbox

video upload by ostalmac

Changes up at 1:35.

College - Teenage Color (Plexis Moog Sub 37 Rework)

video upload by Plexis

"Long time no see, I'm back with a fresh Livejam!
Sorry about the video quality, let's say it's 'vintage'."

Klavis TWO BITS / logic and more / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"TWO BITS is a versatile logic dual module, combining several well known boolean logic functions with a few more complex ones like set/reset behaviour and more (comparator, clockdivider, pulse delay, ...). In this video I demonstrate what every function does, how to combine the top and bottom sections, as well as showing the general workflow of the module and how to control parameters with CV."

Additional posts featuring Klavis TWO BITS

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

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