MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 8, 2023

Sunday, January 08, 2023

The Batman (of Synthesizers): The Sequential OB-6

video upload by hvegel

"i have contended for sometime that the OB-6 is truly the Dark Knight of synthesizers (or shall we say The Batman in loving honour of Matt Reeve’s expert vision. it’s an opinion mostly, but backed by a tad bit of objectivity, only in so much that the brassy, brash tones of this instrument, coupled with its dark and brooding chassis, certainly embody the tone of the canon of the legend, as we know it today. the SOMA Lyra-8, my favourite modular sounding instrument that’s not modular, but quickly accessible and wildly raw for those terribly icy and northerly tones."

Sequential Prophet 6 in MPE mode for sound design purpose

video upload by Austin Philip Noble

"Second test of Sequential Prophet 6 in MPE mode controlled by Chameleon custom setup and includes external trigger of Prophet voices via multiple arpeggiators.

Maybe will find a use for it at some point. This was to see how well this could work as a sound design tool and unlock the Prophet 6 some more. Might as well video it..."

First test:

e-ther, the e-theremin

video upload by MIDI IN

"Just me having fun with e-ther. it's played like a theremin and has audio or MIDI out, several octaves and a range control.
Launched 25 Nov 22

The web page is at

0:00 teaser
0:07 introduction
0:51 using audio output
1:29 using MIDI output with Logic Pro
6:02 using MIDI output with MIDISID"

"Play like a Theremin, audio or MIDI out

e-ther is played with gestures in the air like a theremin and can output:

MIDI over TRS (a TRS-5-pin DIN lead gives MIDI over 5-pin DIN)
audio at line or headphone level and a gain control (with optional Pimoroni PicoAudio DAC)
e-ther's sensors don't use visible light and therefore aren't affected by changes in ambient light. They measure distance very accurately (invisible, eye-safe) making e-ther very predictable and consistent."

MIDISID 6 oscillator 4 waveform Synthesizer

video uploads by MIDI IN

Echoes on Stone Walls, rendered on dual SIDS
Developing MIDISID

via PeacockMedia

"This is a 6-oscillator synthesiser with a choice of 4 waveforms per voice, ADSR, filtering and modulations such as PWM and vibrato. It also has some advanced features like ring modulation and waveform sync.

The SID (;Sound Interface Device;) was designed for the 1982 Commodore 64 home computer. It has many features and a distinctive sound. MIDISID uses two modern SID recreations (Nano SwinSIDs). MIDISID has three modes allowing you to play .mid files or plug in a MIDI controller such as a keyboard. You can choose from preset sounds or dive into the parameters, create and store your own sounds.

KNAS: Ekdahl Moisturizer Spring Reverb

via this auction

"The utterly unique Ekdahl Moisturizer! Rare opportunity to dip into the wild world of KNAS without the step entry price. This unit is in excellent condition. Keep in mind, KNAS products are made by hand in small batches and the build quality reflects this. The globs of glue that holding the springs in place are exactly as I received it. And the panel graphics are not screened, they are decals. I find the KNAS aesthetic charming, but thought it would be worth mentioning."

Qun mk2: V4.00 Firmware, multiple slicing and new piano UI

video upload by Nunomo LLC

"V4.00 firmware (There is no big reason to jump to 4.00 though) brings multiple slicing point and new piano UI."

Suspenseful beats w/ Great Conjunction FM + Phantasmal Force MIDI controller and Mengqi Wingie MKii

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Resonant suspense.

The Great Conjunction (pile of parts in the middle) is sending FM drums, bass, and synths through the 1010bluebox to the Wingie MKii which mixes in some tonal resonance. The Phantasmal Force is controlling the notes of the resonance by sending chords on MIDI channels 1&2."

ISE​-​NIN Factory Patches [Bank 1] by synth_nyc

Patches on Bandcamp here

"All patches recorded in Logic @ 24bit / 96KHz with UAD FX mostly + couple Arturia, Eventide (ITB), and Savant Audio Labs FX."

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Cozy (CozyWave)

video upload by SynthAddict

"Quick-n-dirty. since it's been a busy week

Welcome to CozyWave
It’s about as chill as I can get at the moment. :-)

Roland TR-8, Access Virus TI, Roland Boutique JX-08, Arturia Keystep Pro"

Synth Show - Ep167 - Sound Design - Oberheim OB-X8

video upload by GEOSynths

"With the imminent release of Obsession Vol 1 for the Oberheim OB-X8, I thought I'd do a video covering some of the Sounds I have made, plus some interesting techniques I've used when making the Bank.

I'll be joined by Peter Fitzpatrick who is an owner of an OB-X8 to discuss his thoughts on the Synth too.

My artist name is Circuit3. I write, record and perform from my home studio in Dublin, Ireland.
My third album Technology For The Youth was released through AnalogueTrash in 2022 on multiple vinyl variants, CD and digital. Available from 'Brilliant retro-futurist orbiting synths…evocative electronic music for stolen futures' Electronic Sound Magazine.

The album tells some of the untold stories of the space race and features a number of analogue synths including the Roland Jupiter 4 used by Martyn Ware on the recent Travelogue & Reproduction shows."

You might remember Circuit3 from posts here on MATRIXSYNTH.

You can find him at

'Für Klaus' - Tribute to Klaus Schulze, a Eurorack Modular Performance #eurorack #synth #ajhsynth

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"On this channel Sunday 8th @7pm GMT - a 13-minute track recorded as a single-take performance, and a purpose-made tribute/dedication to the late Klaus Schulze. The piece is inspired by his music directly, creating some sounds akin to those he used in the late 1970's, even including one of his sequences. Much of it was composed and rehearsed, whilst some of it was improvised, but I suspect much less so than Schulze's works, which were often much longer, involving more improvisation and more instruments. This piece consists of just three voices across 4 audio tracks/channels, altered or converted in real-time during the performance to achieve different sounds.

As a creator of electronic music, Schulze was one of the most significant influences for me (the video creator). His music, his attitude towards it in the interviews I read of his, and the way he worked alone to create dense, fascinating, complete musical performances and soundscapes, at a time when the technology was in it's infancy, and before later technologies such as complex computer sequencing, sound creation, processing and mixing were available. As a solitary musician, his was a great, empowering example. His bravery to improvise, experiment, and co-exist with imperfections, embracing them rather than fearing them, makes me warm to the artist and the music even more. Schulze used, among others, an early Minimoog (leads) and a large Moog modular system, which he customised with additional modules over the following years. Since the core AJH MiniMod system is directly based on the early, more desirable R.A.Moog version of the Minimoog, yet is entirely modular, it makes a great choice for this homage to one of electronic music's greatest pioneers.

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for module 'User Guides', and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides, detailing functions/methods, and a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself.

Video by DreamsOfWires

Modules used:
Vintage Transistor Core VCO x6
Transistor Ladder Filter
Gemini 2412 Dual State-variable VCF
Wave Swarm
Ring SM
Glide + Noise MkII x2
Next Phase
Dual RVG
Tap Tempo VC-LFO
Sonic XV Diode Ladder Filter
Contour Generators x2
Muting Mixer
Dual LFO + VCA
Discrete Cascaded VCA x3"

To glock, or not to glock. ] Revox A77, Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Reverb & Echosystem [

video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

"] Revox A77, Sonor & Schimmel Keyboard Celesta / Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Reverb & Echosystem [

#prophet6 #analogsynth #synthesizers #davesmithinstruments #analogsound #glockenspiel #empresseffects #empressreverb #vintagegear #vintageinstrument #synth #gear #revox #revoxa77 #tape #ambientmusic #reeltoreel #tapeloop #livelooping #echosystem #AKGMicrophones #olloaudio"

♫ JOURNEY OF THE PRAIRIE KING ♫ on Gotharman's zaTurn Modular Synth [Stardew Valley VGM Cover] #TTNM


"This is a video game music cover of Stardew Valley's "Journey of the Prairie King" overworld theme, created entirely on Gotharman's zaTurn modular synthesizer. I must admit I haven't played the mini game at all, but I stumbled upon this tune and it's so damn catchy! :D :D :D

To get it into the zaTurn, I looked up Stoh Shiba's piano sheet music of the piece as a starting point and programmed that into the sequencer, taking a few creative liberties. Because the zaTurn only supports up to 64 steps per track, I had to split the song up into 14 presets. Luckily, copy and paste works so well on the Gotharman instruments and there are multiple ways to enter notes into the devices. After I completed writing the sequencer presets, using only a simple zaTurn voice patch, I started the actual sound design process and the arrangement of the various pieces in the Gotharman song mode.

I only used samples for the quirky vocals at the end of the song. The rest is all patched internally on the zaTurn. The one-take recording received subtle EQ and compression in Cubasis afterwards and that was it.

Gotharman zaTurn website:

- - - -
Track: 'Journey Of The Prairie King - Overworld' (from the game Stardew Valley,
Original Composer: Eric Barone / ConcernedApe
Transcription by: Stoh Shiba"


Sounds of Synth - WARM | Elektron Digitakt + Arturia Minilab synth jam

video upload by Sounds of Synth

"Happy New Year !!

As its the dead of winter and we're all feeling a bit cold, this weeks Hardware Jam Challenge was to make a track that we could feel warm cosy to. Something to warm the cockles of your heart.

For this I used the Electron Digitakt (drums + fx), Arturia Minilab (rhodes piano) and the Novation Tracks (pads)

Hope it does the job!


5 things you can make with Desmodus reverb plugin + presets for VST, AU, and AAX

video upload by

"We're using our reverb plugin Desmodus to make Gated Reverb, Glitchy Echoes, Eno Infinity, Clocked Delayverbs, and Automatic Drama.

0:15 Gated Reverb
0:45 Glitchy Echoes
1:24 Eno Infinity
2:11 Clocked Delayverbs
2:38 Automatic Drama

Visit the plugin page on our website, then select the 'Presets' dropdown to download the 5 things in this video for free here:

Desmodus is part of our Bundle 1, which includes Cursus Vereor and Basimilus Iteritas. It is available for Mac and PC, in VST3, AU, and AAX formats. Get these plugins and more (including some free ones!) at our shop at!"

CubuSynth - 4VCLFO Demo

video upload by CubuSynth Modular

"The 4VCLFO is four LFOs with triangle Outputs in 10hp. It features a knob for the Frequency of each LFO and CV inputs with attenuators.

The 'Aux' input is normalized to the four CV inputs, so you can modulate all LFOs with one signal at the same time. Plugging a cable into the CV input breaks its connection from the aux input.
This way you can create more interesting Modulations for your Patches.

- Modulation routing in this video:
LFO 1 modulates Filter Cutoff frequency
LFO 2 modulates VCO wavefolding
LFO 3 modulates Pitch of VCO (01:00-01:20) and Aux CV (from 1:50)
LFO 4 modulates Release/Decay Time of ADSR"

via CubuSynth

The 4VCLFO is four LFOs with triangle Outputs in 10hp. It features a knob for the Frequency of each LFO and CV inputs with attenuators.

The „Aux“ input is normalized to the four CV inputs, so you can modulate all LFOs with one signal at the same time. Plugging a cable into the CV input breaks its connection from the aux input. This way you can create more interesting Modulations for your Patches.

The new four track looper prototype performing ambient glory.

video upload by Rat King Modular Synthesizers

DIY Build #7: Neutral Labs Pip V1.1 Eurorack Module | Dual - Clocked CV Generator/Recorder |

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
Many thanks to Neutral Labs for sending over this DIY kit my way.

Neutral Labs links to check out:

Here are some links of mine:

Go become my Patreon here:

Perks of being a member include Patch from scratch videos, behind-the-scenes, HD pictures of gear and such, unreleased music, sample packs, and many more :)"

Error Instruments Speak & Glitch

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

Curious if this is based on the Speak & Glitch GND-1, but with added patch points.

You can find other speak n spell based glitch synths in previous posts here. See the Circuit Bent Speak & Spell available from Noisebug here.

Tele blender as drummer 🙏

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

See this post for additional details on Tele blender.

Waldorf M Presets for Ambient and Techno (no talking) - Insects Sound Pack

video upload by Limbic Bits

"This demo video shows some of the patches included in the Waldorf M "Insects" Sound Pack.

0:00 Favorites
4:08 Pads Part I
8:30 Pads Part II
24:29 Leads
29:34 Basses
31:27 Dub Chords
35:39 Arpeggios and more

▶ Waldorf M Insects Sound Pack:"

Meris LVX Modular Delay System Sound demo (no talking) with Waldorf M

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Dave Smith Instruments DSM02 Character Module w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

You can find demos of the DSM02 here.

"This module tested in great working order with a little bit of rack rash. Bus cable included. Comes in original packaging.

The Character Module is a powerful harmonics manager module for Eurorack. It allows for stereo bit depth and sample rate reduction combined with nice analog overdrive and EQ. Of course there is CV over each control for integration into the modular system."

Sherman Filterbank 2 Rack

via this auction

"An unhinged beast, not subtle in the slightest!"

Yamaha TX816 with 8 TF1 Modules

via this auction

Quasimidi The Raven MAX

via this auction

"Quasimidi The Raven including the rare MAX sound-card extension!!
In addition, a CD with 650 sounds and 150 arpeggios is included.

The RavenMAX is in perfect technical condition. Optically excellent, apart from some marks on the right side of the screen bezel which can be seen on the pictures.

The Raven is a very underrated synth. Originally marketed for Techno/Rave Music, it is actually an outstanding synth for Ambient Music and Atmospheric Sounds as it can be seen in the 'Quasimidi Raven Ambika' video" [posted here]

Moog The Source SN 4385

via this auction

Elektron Monomachine SFX6 Synthesizer SN A31000122-55

via this auction

CHORUS shoot-out | Vintage hardware AND emulations

video upload by Espen Kraft

"If you're looking for a good chorus, you can find that in both hardware and software form. We check out the Rockman Stereo Chorus, the Yamaha Rev7, the martinic Akai AX60/73 plugin AX Chorus and JUN-6, the Roland Juno-6/60 plugin chorus from Arturia. Both vintage hardware and emulations."

With the Korg Poly-61.

230108 - Jamuary 2023 - Dungeon Synth Breakbeat

video upload by ChrisLody

"Okay, so. I went into the studio with no clear intention today but thought I'd give the Lofi-12 a rest and make a jam on the SmplTrek. After setting that up and finding that my Nord Lead needs it's button contacts cleaning before I can use it again I grabbed my XFM. Well, to be more accurate I picked up the prototype by accident and found this completely unfinished and unused idea on there. I realised I had something cooking on the Lofi-12 that would fit with it and boom, Unnecessary Dungeon Synth Breakbeat was made.

Dungeon Synth is a genre of music that apes the sound of old early PC FM soundcards and is usually paired with music that would fit in an old adventure game, but why not take that and mess it all up? :)"

Ice-T 'Squeeze The Trigger' on the Roland TR 909 & TB 303 #shorts

video upload by TONELAB

Peter Schilling - Major Tom Custom Patch Nord Wave 2 #nordwave2 #synthesizer #synthesizermusic

video upload by KeyRides

Ambient sound with Elektron Digitone (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

First Steps With Syntakt

video upload by Perplex On

"First shy steps into the world of #Syntakt as part of the #jamuary2023 challenge. Combined with a bunch of piano arpeggios played with the two #launchpad."

JAMUARY 2023 / 8 / complex voice with Joranalogue gear and Maths

video upload by BRiES

"I really enjoyed making this patch. I started off with just the core from G3 through FOLD 6, but as I kept adding patchcables it became much more interesting. The explanation about what's happening is in the video itself."

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

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