MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 13, 2023

Friday, January 13, 2023

Session 141 Track 8 (HiRes)

video upload by ambioSonics

Live performance with Florian Anwander on the Expressive E Osmose.

"Recorded live at Glockenbachwerkstatt in Munich, on January 9th 2023.

This video is a rough video cut version of the last track in the session 141 of ambioSonics.

Find more music from ambioSonics at"

Duo Jam with the Maschine+ and Minifreak

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this stream, Steven (aka Project 32) and Karl (aka lark) will be exploring and jamming on the Native Instruments Maschine+ and Arturia Minifreak.

More on the Maschine+:
More on the Minifreak:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT), and Steven Ly (aka Project 32)"

1984 Van Halen Oberheim OBX8 Synth Cover 80s Eighties VH

video upload by narfsounds

True Spandau Ballet Prophet 5 & Nord Stage 3 Intro and 1st Verse Keyboard Cover/Play along

video upload by

"The Sequential Prophet-5 is a fantastic synth for creating those iconic sounds of the 80s. In this video, I am showcasing its capabilities with a cover of Spandau Ballet's "True." I also used the Nord Stage 3 to for the verses. I hope you enjoy this performance. If you did, please consider subscribing to my channel for future sound packs and music content."

Just Noodling on the Prophet 5 Rev4 First Day

video upload by narfsounds

"Been recreating 80s cover sounds on various modern synth workstations these past few years, I'm so happy to finally own a Prophet 5 and play the real deal! I'm loving this thing!"

#jamuary2023 - Benjolin Meets Beads

video upload by FL3SHB4CK


video upload by nbor

"A plethora of @buchlausa sounds fed into a @MerisUs LVX looper delay pedal, all floating on a VHS world of dreams and nightmares"

Motor Synth - Kick Drum

video upload by aftxr (Dave Clay)

"Motor Synth Kick patch I put together. First off, you absolutely get no mechanical noise in the audio output of the Motor Synth. The thing absolutely makes a mechanical noise, but you can't hear it in the audio... So I put a piezo on it so I could capture the racket this glorious thing makes.

Gamechanger probably spent hours trying to make sure those mechanical motors aren't audible, and I just eradicated all that effort and slapped a piezo on the side. Sorry. I really like the noise it makes. But, let's be honest, I just like _noise_."

First Drive of Motor Synth

"It took a year and some, but it's finally here and whirring away. With this sound I was just seeing how well those motors reacted to their speed being modulated by the LFO or quickly turning the scale knob. Both voices are set to the magnetic pickup waveform - the pickups reading the electromagnetic field of those motors. They have a nice biting sound with low end.

It's run through a generous amount of Desmodus Versio reverb. Kick by Basimilus Alter and Plasma Coil. Snare by Kraken and Crucible (Crucible doing the metallic ping).

I love the Motor Synth, not necessarily because it's a great synth, but because it's a piece of art. It's a ridiculous concept, at high speeds it's physically loud, it's just a strange thing. I want to reward people who take on weird things and push boundaries, and Gamechanger Audio really does well at that.

Surprisingly, I hear no noise out of the speakers - it's clean. Which one would think is a good thing, but I'm actually kinda missing the whirring mechanical sound from the recording - so much that I've ordered a piezo contact mic to slap on the side to see if I can actually pick up some of that noise intentionally."


video upload by Todd Barton

"Ultraviolet Light is proud to announce a split vinyl LP featuring three new tracks of exploratory music apiece by innovative electronic musicians Todd Barton and Hainbach.

Four decades into making music in conversation with modern classical, jazz, poetry, ancient music, new age, and the avant-garde, Todd Barton continues to craft sounds that know no boundaries. Berlin-based Hainbach’s side conjures a pulsing and immersive electronic landscape very much in conversation with Barton’s spacious and unfettered compositions. Taken as a whole, the album relocates us into a cerebral yet viscerally affecting cinema of orchestrated chaos and near-future noise.

This release continues Ultraviolet Light’s unique relationship with both artists. Todd Barton curated the artists featured on the label’s sold-old Buchla Now cassette; Barton and Hainbach’s first pairing was on a 2019 Ultraviolet Light split cassette.

The Hainbach and Todd Barton split vinyl LP will be limited to 300 copies.

Video created by Pam Anderson whose work can be explored here:"
Available at:

Steve Heey --- Roland Guitar G 707 & Synthesizer GR 700 Demo

video upload by Mike H.

Streetscape and OP-1 Field 🌿 Excruciating Minutiae

video upload by Postmodern Machine

"🏢A streetscape in San Pancho Mexico with Soundtrack🏡

I was lucky to film so much on my Honeymoon in Mexico. There was beautiful movement all around. In some cases I captured sound using my Fuji X-T30 and Oade Brothers micro mics that I have had for many years and pulled out for the trip. 🎤

I made a piece of music focusing on the OP-1 Field string synth. I pre planned using the Chase Bliss/Meris CXM 1978 on the final mix, so did not overdo the layering. I used the endless sequencer to create some repeating patterns and the mono delay to add some slow repeats or in some layers the spring reverb to each recorded sound. I used the Studio tape emu for the first time. I have been finding the noise/hiss on the other emu's compounds in a not so flattering way. This is something I hope TE refines in a future update. Tape his should not compound with each track recorded onto it, and it would be nice if the hiss level could be controlled.

I used the new FW update to the field with velocity sensitivity built into each sequence and I used the new record panning feature while committing ideas. The bass was performed live on the keyboard into the field while playing the other layers through the CXM 1978 and my outboard into the DAW. In Reaper, I added EQ, compression and filtering. Filterfreak creates a unique rhythmic pattern that adds a lot of interest to the high frequencies of the piece. The street sounds were added once I had decided this shot would fit the best with the music. Some verb and volume automation was added to the streetscape sounds. While mixing I accidentally sped up the OP-1 tracks in reaper by about 20% due to changing the tempo, but after noting this and comparing to the original speed, I liked the faster version more and decided to keep it.

📺 Check out my current music releases 🌗

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field / Chase Bliss / Meris CXM 1978 / AwTAC Channels / AwTAC Compressors / Elysia Xpressor 500 / Siemens W295b / Burl Mothership / Reaper / Kush audio / Output Portal / AudioThing miniVerb / D16 Decimort 2 / Fuji X-T30 / Oade Micro Mics"

Behringer AKS Mini Expected This Summer for $99

It looks like Behringer's AKS Mini is finally coming this summer.

"Some time ago we showed you a design draft of our AKS Mini, a scaled down version of the VCS3 but with the exact same oscillators, filters etc. and of course the magic VCS sound.
Our final version has 3 VCO's, a built-in arpeggiator and also a 16-step motion sequencer.
Retail price is targeted at US$ 99. Shipping is scheduled for coming summer.
We hope you're as much excited as we are."

Gryr - Sore (Live Session)

video upload by Gryrmusic

"Gryr performing 'Sore' from Ett hundra ett kvadrat, Gothenburg

Stream full EP here:
Buy full EP here:"

via @JonatanJosef

Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 4 Editor, VST and Standalone Version

video upload by mller30161

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 6,90 € / $ 7
The Midi Editor for the Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 4.
The Prophet 5 Editor gives you direct access from the DAW to the Prophet 5's parameters,
allowing you to integrate it into the DAW project.
In the PlugIn VST version you can record the controller movements and so the sound change can be saved.

Editor Features:
- Complex sound changes can be made easily and quickly.
- Change Prophet 5 Sounds directly from Editor.
- All controllers can be automated.
- X-Y modulation of all parameters
- You can random the Controllers of the Prophet 5
- You can use your Prophet 5 as a sound module in the DAW!

The Editor are available for:
- PC as VST2 and Standalone for 32bit and VST2, VST3 and Standalone for 64bit Windows.
- MAC as VST2, VST3, AU and Standalone, compatible with MAC Intel and M1."

ContinuuCon Electronic Music Conference Scheduled for Portugal

Press release follows:

ContinuuCon 2023, the fifth international Haken Continuum Conference, is slated for May 17–19 in Palmela, Portugal. This year’s focus will be on every electronic musical instrument that features the Continuum’s internal sound engine, the EaganMatrix. This includes the new Osmose synthesizer from French manufacturer Expressive E, as well as the Continuum Fingerboard, ContinuuMini, and EaganMatrix Module for Eurorack from Haken Audio. As in previous years, the conference extends opportunities for musicians, sound designers, software developers, and music enthusiasts to explore these uniquely expressive instruments through presentations, performances, and hands-on experience.

ContinuuCon 2023 will begin with an evening reception on May 17, just four days after Superbooth ends in Berlin. Over the next two days, Continuum and Osmose experts and master musicians will present lectures and demos at the Palmela Public Library. For tickets, information, and videos of past events, visit the website

Over decades of collaboration, University of Illinois professor Dr. Lippold Haken and Canadian film and TV composer Edmund Eagan developed the EaganMatrix and the Continuum family of instruments. Both men will be on hand throughout the event, along with their counterparts from Expressive E and other authorities, to share their technical knowledge and musical expertise.

Previous Continuum conferences have been held at IRCAM in Paris and in Asheville, North Carolina. Haken Continuum players include Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, Brazilian electro-acoustic musician Amon Tobin, film composer A.R. Rahman, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and The Who’s Pete Townshend, who said, “I absolutely adore it. The Continuum is already inspiring me to new ideas.”

About Haken Audio’s Instruments
The Continuum Fingerboard is a polyphonic electronic instrument that offers continuous multidimensional performance control by responding to each finger independently. The ContinuuMini is a smaller, more affordable duotactic model based on the same technology. Inside is the EaganMatrix, a user-programmable digital modular synthesizer taking full advantage of the supple playing surface’s myriad performance possibilities.

About Palmela, Portugal
About 25 miles from Lisbon, the city of Palmela features art, nature, heritage, gastronomy, award-winning wines, arts and crafts, and nearby, the beautiful beaches of the Arrábida, making it an excellent location for ContinuuCon. With the support of the Palmela City Council, Passos e Compassos is pleased to host ContinuuCon 2023.

Using the DB-01 for live dronescapes - Part 2: Deeper and Dirtier

video upload by Richard DeHove

"A much longer exploration of dronescapes on the DB-01. I find these long distorted dronescapes strangely therapeutic and relaxing. As I mention in the video it reminds me of the Lyra-8. That device I found more to be personal therapy than musical instrument, but is a fantastic way to relax and drift away.

Part 2 takes a different starting point: Multiple steps in a key to create smooshed chords. I could have explored this a bit more, but the idea is to restrict the playback key range, then to randomize the pitch, and get different chords. For more variety you could then transpose the entire thing.

The Death By Audio Rooms reverb is providing the required ambient blur and I keep it on the basic 'Room' reverb type. This video is hopefully both a useful collection of ideas for DB-01 dronescapes as well as being somewhat calming in its dirty dark ambient gloom.

0:00 Setup blather
0:42 Choose a scale
0:50 Pattern setup
1:27 Random pitch
2:20 Playback mode
2:52 Gate length
3:45 Effects on
4:28 Attack amount
5:20 Filter wash
6:18 LFO settings
8:00 Playback range
8:35 Amp emvelope
8:53 Drones begin
12:18 FM pitch
14:50 Adding an arp
17:06 Lyra-8 style ?
18:28 Dry sound lol
19:00 Scream
19:57 Where beauty lives

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
My website:"

Slow, jazzy improvisation (#jamuary2023 ) on EX5, MPC One

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Here's another #jamuary2023 contribution. My apologies for some unexpected notes, I guess that's the nature of ad-hoc-playing. ;-) This is one of the EX5's FDSP pianos at work here, which uses virtual pickups and stuff. Rest is the Fabric plugin on MPC One.


Famous Emulator II Sounds - Marcato Strings & Voices - Pet Shop Boys

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-23 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

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One of the most used and iconic sounds in the music of the mid 80s.
The sound 'Marcato Strings' from the Emulator II sample library
Together with the sound 'Voices' in a recreation of the Pet Shop Boys song Later Tonight.

More E-MU Emulator II videos can you find here:"

Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer

via this auction

"Excellent condition Roland TB303. Just serviced costing over $500 - cleaned and all tact switches replaced with ones that are closed in, unlike the originals, so should last for ages."

Yamaha DX Soundbank Cartridges & Accessories

via this auction

See below for an ARP 2600 and JUN-6V keychain, and something from KORG. If you know what it is, feel free to leave a comment.

"10 Single Soundbank Cartridges for the Yamaha DX7 or Yamaha DX7 IID MK2/ Yamaha DX7 IIFD MK2/ Yamaha TX802 MK2 (compatible with Yamaha ADP-1 adapter)

2 ROM#1 (A: "Master Group" - japanese and european preloaded bank/B: "Keyboard & Plucked Group") with Box

3 ROM#2 (A: "Orchestral & Percussive Group"/B: "Synth, Complex & Effects Group") with box

1 VRC-101 "Keyboard, Plucked & Tuned Percussion Group" ROM (2 soundbanks) with box and booklet

1 VRC-104 "Percussion Group" ROM (2 soundbanks)

1 VRC-105 "Sound Effect Group" ROM (2 soundbanks)

1 VRC-106 "Synthesizer Group" ROM (2 soundbanks) with box and booklet

1 VRC-108 "Special Selection "Gary Lueneberger" ROM (2 soundbanks)"

Original Korg Guide Book for M1 Synthesizer Workstation

via this auction

"This is an original Korg supplemental manual for the classic M1 synthesizer workstation keyboard. This is a reference type booklet, a small handy size, with easy to flip through cards put on a ring (which can be opened if you wanted to do so)."

Bad Gear - Waldorf Kyra

video upload by AudioPilz

"Become a Patron and get access to music clips from the show, additional content, Bad Gear samples and even more AudioPilz madness

Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about Waldorf Kyra. Is this high-end synth and VA synthesis flagship even a real Waldorf? Is it a wavetable synthesizer? What's an Exodus Valkyrie? Who's Manuel Caballero, what's so great about FPGA technology and do we really need another digital synth in a world full of software instruments and plugins?

00:00 Intro tune
01:11 Overview Waldorf Kyra
02:12 What are FPGAs?
02:25 Origin Story of Kyra. What happened to the Exodus Valkyrie?
02:52 Oscillator Section
03:25 Wave Oscillator, Biggest Dealbreaker???
03:59 Hypersaw, Dual Mode,...
04:16 Filter Section
04:40 Envelopes, LFOs, Mod Matrix
04:51 FX Section, Presets
05:31 Multitimbrality, Tech Stuff, Computer Integration
05:54 Quirks & Limitations
06:34 What else??? Thanks!!!
06:48 Hate
07:11 Jam 1 (Cinematic EDM)
08:08 Jam 2 (Cinematic Electro)
09:01 Finale (Cinematic Trance)
09:29 Verdict"

[patch] Multimode Drums (Blofeld)

video upload by Synthesizer Video Service

"I'm showing in this tutorial how to program a simple rhythm on the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer, using the multi-mode and the arpeggiator. Use it as a basis for your own experiments!

[00:00] Intro
[02:10] Kick
[08:29] HiHat
[15:18] Snare
[19:02] Tom
[23:45] Beam
[27:51] Arpeggiators
[32:54] Multimode Setup
[35:11] Final Result
[35:42] Summary
[37:46] Outro

Have a look at my products:

Check out my music:"

EREBUS Reissue by Dreadbox / Several Kicks

video upload by Dreadbox

"Orestes creates several kick patches on the Erebus Reissue synthesizer."

S-CAT Atomic-Kick Demo (Tone and Drive)

video upload by Space Cat Audio Technologies

"External midi is triggering the kick in this demo."

TX81Z Arduino MIDI Controller / Editor

video upload by Unrelated Activities

"This Arduino MIDI controller features six potentiometers, four rotary encoders with switch, five additional momentary normally open tactile switches, and one 128x64 pixels I2C OLED display. MIDI output is via traditional five pin DIN connector, there will be TSR jacks for expression pedals and foot switches (for on-off messages like hold and/or sostenuto).
Currently implemented code for sending control change using potentiometers and pedals, and system exclusive messages reproducing the panel switches of the TX81Z (using rotary encoders and switches)."

Morning meditation with Buchla, Kesako & Morphagene

video upload by batchas

"I tried this small setup this morning in a 30 mins recording session.
This video is the first half of the session with a few cuts (the parts when I plug cables into the 258j for instance and it do that does not react - it's an old DIY project and I need to repair the faulty CV IN).
First time using the Morphagene in a patch (loaded with field recording samples).
External effects are: Audiothingies Doctor A, Eventide H9, Hologram Microcosm."

Morning meditation with Buchla, Kesako & Morphagene [Part 2]

"I tried this small setup this morning in a 30 mins recording session.
This video is the second half of the session, uncut.
First time using the Morphagene in a patch (loaded with field recording samples).
External effects are: Audiothingies Doctor A, Eventide H9, Hologram Microcosm.
I heard via headphones some saturation while preparing the video, which I didn't hear during recording. It looks like I did not set correctly the stereo level on the inputs of the Antelope Discrete 4. It would not be the first time. When I listen on YouTube it's even worse :(
A shame, cause I really enjoyed how this session did sound while improvising live."

Hazel's Split Arpeggiatior - UDO Super 6

video upload by UDO Audio

Eurorack low pass gates - session 5 (ish)

video upload by John Schussler

Note this is the first post to feature BeepBoop.

"I can't stop collecting low pass gates. There's GAS, and then there's LPG GAS. Don't know what the deal is there.

Here's the latest batch. Most of them are small and passive, but some are bigger and powered and covered in knobs and sliders and stuff. So it's really a sound comparison, not a full module comparison.

Sound source: Befaco Pony square wave. Sequencer: Stochastic IG.
No envelopes, just gates out of the SIG.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Agogo
00:48 BeepBoop v1
02:32 BeepBoop v2
04:05 kNoB
05:18 Abyss
06:49 Herzlich
09:29 EAR
12:38 SSF
16:16 Rabid Elephant
19:11 EAR plus attenuator
20:57 Fast gates w/atten"

Expressive E osmose 49 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Jamming with Nord Wave, Yamaha CS-15, and Friends

video upload by Bata

"Sequencing the Nord Wave, Yamaha CS-15, Studio Electronics Boomstar, and Moog Source from the Akai MPC-X. The CS-15 is using a Kenton Pro Solo MK3 as midi to CV converter and the Source is using a Roland SBX-1. Drums are from the MPC and are Oberheim DMX samples. The highhat is going through a DeltaLab effectron for flanging. Behringer Pro-1 does the lead with its filter being modulated from the free running Frostwave Fat Controller."

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