MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Testing the EMS rig

video upload by zack dagoba

"I hereby try putting a little sequence made upon the VCS3 and TKS through the Polysynthi filter and delay. An added bonus is that I can add some notes from that particular instrument along the way"


video upload by EMEAPP

"Here for your listening and viewing pleasure is yet another rarity from our extensive collection of obscure and unusual mono synths. This is the Syrinx from the Dutch manufacturer Synton, circa 1983. This particular unit features the rarest color combination of the whole production and we were proud to have it featured in the Synth Gems 1 book from Bjooks. In this episode of Sonic Test Drive, join electronic music pioneer Don Slepian as he takes you through the ins and outs of this beast, including it's highly sought after filter and unique paddle controls.

You can find us at where we invite you to join us as a FREE member."

DIY MIDI Patch Storage box for Yamaha Reface CS

video upload by Extralife

"I love the Yamaha Reface CS but its Achilles' heel is its inability to remember patches or presets. I created a device to solve this by storing the control change values and re-setting them over MIDI, using Arduino nano and a custom interface PCB.

The source code and PCB files are available here:"

ADSR Card Long Attack

video upload by Todd Barton

"The Portabellabz ADSR/LPG Card can create longer envelopes than the Easel's EG. Here I haven't even maxed out the Decay, Sustain & Release parameters so I'm guess longer envelopes are possible. Enjoy!"


video upload by nbor

"Exploring a chaotic system with @buchlausa 200 reissue modules. Assistance from a @MerisUs LVX looper delay pedal and @1010music blackbox. Three angels shot live with Logitech Mevo cameras."

Roland Juno 60 MIDI SN 290436 w/ CHD MIDI

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Just reccaped and calibrated
- All potentiometers, faders and buttons have been cleaned
- CHD Midi interface has been installed where there was the DCB connector,
so: any hole is been drilled, and the original DCB cable is given with the unit,
in case you want the Juno60 in stock MUSEAL condition
- The low quality case has been replaced with a solid walnut wood one: TOP! excellent-build
"Custom maple wooden case for Roland Juno 6/60 These are exact copies of the original dimensions and are hand crafted. Replace the old particle board of high quality solid wood. The front long bar and side panels are milled from Walnut wood. The wood is finished with dark wax. The MDF base is built from moisture resistant material. Panel hinges pins are installed. Aluminum foil shielding cut to original dimensions. Knockin inserts for all screws have been installed and the bottom side of the case has been painted flat black"
- The electric plug has been replaced with a Schucko Bticino
- Few small dents are present on the panel, check the pictures: nothing serious: it looks amazing!
- 220 Volts
- Clean: ouside, inside, pots and benders...a pleasure to touch"

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 010728026

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Fantastic working and sounding Waldorf 10-Voice Microwave XT. Shows minor surface wear and slight knob discoloration (very typical on these). Running OS version 2.33. Includes aftermarket power supply."

Clavia Nord Modular G1 Rack/Desktop Synthesizer SN 98070536

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Moog Moogerfooger MF-101 Low Pass Filter SN 7639

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Synthesizer SN 00247

via this auction

Demo in the listing previously posted here.


via this auction

ASM Hydrasynth - Envelope Trigger Sources

video upload by Easy Tiger

"In this video I'm showing you how you can assign different trigger sources to the Hydrasynth's envelopes and am exploring the possibilities of LFO's as trigger sources for said envelopes."

Ensoniq SQ1/R Plus Transwave Synthesizer - Part 2 - Overview & Programming

video upload by Runningonair

Part 1 here

"In this video I take an overview of the SQ-1/R series of synthesizers and modules, as well look at the UI and basic programming.

The intro track uses drums and some pads from the SQ, but the video probably give a better idea of the synths capabilities.

If you'd like to support the channel, you can check out my tracks below:



UVI Introduces Quadra Traveler - Multi-Instrument and Sequence Designer

video uploads by UVI

UVI Quadra - Traveler | Trailer
UVI Quadra - Traveler | Overview
UVI Quadra - Traveler | Preset Showcase

"Discover a creative multipart instrument blending sounds from around the world with a curated selection of synth tones, topped-off with powerful effects and advanced arpeggiators to deliver cinematic sound quality and near endless musical inspiration.

Also included in SonicPass ➡️

Video credits: Lou Wiss & Anthony Hak
Music Credits: Lou Wiss"

via UVI

"Quadra is a powerful 4-part multi-instrument and sequence designer, ideal for the creation of dynamic, rhythmic, and evolving sequences utilizing a blend of regional instruments from around the world with a curated selection of synth sounds.

Quadra leverages a powerful instrument selection, deep factory library, focused and intuitive workflow, and expressive performance controls to deliver cinematic sound quality and near endless musical inspiration.

Quadra is a versatile instrument, capable of a wide range of sounds and uses from standard fare instrumentation to evolving, complex, and adaptive progressions and harmonizations that can be morphed and performed in numerous ways to suit the needs of your production. With a masterful selection of hundreds of professionally designed presets, Quadra offers incredible sound quality and near endless inspiration on-demand."

Curated Instrument Selection

Quadra provides 4 robust instrument layers that can be used together to create striking and evocative performances. Each layer can be assigned from a selection of 187 multi-sampled sources including regional instruments from around the world and a selection of synth sounds chosen to complement each other.

Fretted instruments:
baglamas, banjo, Chinese pipa, oud, saz, bass, Celtic twelve string guitar, chonguri, and more

Wooden instruments:
balafon, gamelan, kalimba, sanza, mbira, steel drums and handpan

Keyboard instruments:
cabinet organ, accordion, Indian harmonium, Nordic upright piano

String instruments:
zither, cymbalum, dulcimer, erhu, guzheng, koto, lyra, qanun, shamisan, valiha, and viola

Wind instruments:
alphorn, various flutes, duduk, key shakuhachi, bagpipes, pan flute and more

analog, FM, modeled, PCM, and speaker synths

You can find additional details at

Arturia MiniFreak V | Twinned Algorithmic Softsynth Released to All

video upload by Arturia

Initially released with the Arturia MiniFreak hardware synth, Arturia's MiniFreak V soft synth is now available to everyone. It's currently available at an introductory price of $99 until Feb 2, when it goes up to $199. There is also a free demo version.

"MiniFreak V is an experimental virtual instrument fusing digital voices with modeled analog filters, spontaneous modulation, and playing sequencing, unleashing endless sweet spots between familiar and unheard, order and chaos, beauty and beast. Set your wildest sonic creations free.

πŸ’₯ Exclusive deals until February 2, 2023

_DISCOVER MiniFreak V →"

Worlds Beyond - Dune 3 Presets by New Loops

video upload by New Loops

New Loops releases “Worlds Beyond” Dune 3 Presets with 30% off intro offer

New Loops has announced the release of “Worlds Beyond” a new sound bank for Dune 3.

Here's what they say:

“New Loops presents ‘Worlds Beyond’ - 64 new electronic, ambient, and cinematic presets for Synapse Audio’s Dune 3, including huge evolving pads and soundscapes, atmospheres and textured ambiences, belly-rumbling bass, cinematic synth leads and keys, and inspiring electronic sequences and arpeggios.

These Dune 3 presets are dynamic and alive, and have the mod wheel and aftertouch assigned for expressive playing. ‘Worlds Beyond’ is suitable for many styles including downtempo and ambient, psychill, electronic soundtrack, game sound design, and cinematic music“

Intro Price: £13.99 until January 31st, 2022 (Reg. £19.99). More info and free demo:

You can also get an extra 15% off orders over £49 at (where free demo packs are available).

Hydrasynth Explorin'

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Ridin' a snail. That's a first. :) He needs a KAWLABO.

I believe this is the 2nd post to feature a snail. The 1st one being this one. If I missed any, let me know.

Sonicware Liven Lofi-12 Sampler : Groovebox Breakdown & Contest

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Enter the Contest :
Read more about Sonicware :
Check out more of Sonicware's instruments :

Sonicware is hot out the gate with their newest addition to the LIVEN series of grooveboxes ; The Lofi-12 Sampler.

This 12-bit sampler embraces the sonic character of early sampling gear from legacy companies like Akai, Roland, and EMU, while providing a comprehensive set of on-board tools for editing, sequencing, and performing. All in a battery powered package complete with speaker for on the go jams!

Perfect Circuit is an independent electronic instrument shop with an online store at and a Burbank showroom at 2405 Empire Ave. Open seven days a week, 12-8 PM, get your hands on the most excellent gear!"

On Scoring and Recreating Electronic Music

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Electronic music is particularly resistant to universalizable notation. Is it possible to re-create a piece of electronic music? And if so, what ties the recreation to the original? And what is a piece of music anyway?"

ADSR:LPG Pulse Length

video upload by Todd Barton

"A closer look at the Pulse Length function on the Portabellabz ADSR/LPG Card."

ALM Busy Circuits Announces PAM PRO Expanders

via ALM @busycircuits

"Announcing PAM PRO Expanders! The PPEXP1 & PPEXP2 are new expander modules for Pamela’s PRO Workout. Extend PRO Pam with extra fixed clock & utility outs, Din Sync and MIDI Clock outputs."

Additional details:

"PPEXP1 & PPEXP2 are two expander modules for Pamela’s PRO Workout that both offer additional dedicated fixed clock, Din Sync & MIDI clock outputs.

Extend Pam as a master to clock external gear with super solid dedicated MIDI & Din Sync clock outputs. The Din Sync clock (x24) and Run outputs can also be patched into a 2nd Pam to easily sync it.

Use the extra fixed clocked gate outputs to free up Pam’s main outputs for unique sequencing or complex modulation duties.

Connects directly to and is powered by the ‘MIDI-EX’ expander header on rear of Pamela’s PRO Workout.

Only a single output expander is supported at any time but either can be used alongside an AXON-1 CV input expander.

125bpm RF Modular jam

video upload by Radical Frequencies Modular

"This is the first jam for 2023 ,
125 bpm old school Goa trance style. The bass is the AD Multi Vco into SH Vcf , I mix the wave from Vco with a sub square oscillator too .
The wave at the start of the clip is a saw that’s In phase with the sub wave , after changing the wave into triangle saw wave in opposite phase .
The melody is the DPVCO through transistor mixer and then in high pass mode through 12db Multi Vcf .
The drums are analog as always .
The thing here is the transpose of the sequenses via midi that I play real time ;) The sequences are from sq1 and OC ."

New Moog Preset Collections: Model 15 Angular Arps & Model D Anthology

via Moog Music:

"Expand your music software collection with the Model 15 and Model D apps! We have two brand new preset packs designed to help guide your experimentation as you discover new sounds.

Model 15 Angular Arps: Explore 30 new arpeggiator patches crafted to add dense melodic textures, rhythmic patterns, and off-kilter stereo geometries to your compositions.

Model D Anthology: Get to know the sonic possibilities and workflow of Model D with a selection of 10 artist-favorite presets from across our collection of expansion packs that showcase the app's broad range of sounds.

Compatible with iOS and macOS devices, each of these apps offers a completely unique synthesis experience.

If you don't already own these musical tools, download the Vintage Synthesizer Bundle here! Visit the In-App Purchases section of each app to install the new Model 15 Angular Arps ($4.99 USD) and Model D Anthology ($0.99 USD) preset packs."

E-MU Systems Emax HD SN 0190102

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 8 SN 191998

via this auction

"Original vintage c 1981 Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer in absolutely stunning, I hesitate to say mint, perfect working condition. I have never seen another in like, time capsule condition. The absolute holy of holiest grails. For the serious collector, pro studio. Just, wow."

Crumar Stringman

via this auction

"The Stringman was Crumar first and most authentic string machine that was released in 1974 and used by ABBA and Neil Young. Sounds way better IMO than the Performer or Orchestrator.
It has Cello and Violin sounds on the whole keyboard and a Contrabass sound on the lower part of the keyboard with dedicated volume fader.
It has a very nice 3 band EQ a vibrato with delay and of course a BBD triple chorus (based on the TCA350 juste like the Arp Eminent Solina String Ensemble).

Unit was fully serviced and in perfect working condition. Almost all the electrolytic capacitors were replaced (50 or so): power, sound generator, filters, chorus, audio amp etc.
It is in very nice condition with minor wear and comes with its original lid.
You can partially hear it in action in the following video:" [posted here]

RSF Kobol Expander SN 13482

via this auction

"Probably the best monosynth money can buy. Snappier enveloppe than a Minimoog and waveforms morphing possible."

Sequential Circuits Pro-One SN 5573 w/ MTG Turbo MIDI & Wood Side Panels

via this auction

You can find details and demos MTG Turbo MIDI kit in previous posts here.

Roland JX-3P w/ Original Box & MPG200

via this auction

See this post for additional details on the Xonik Devices MPG200.

Modular Utilities | Inversion, Addition, Average and Subtraction | XODES AC3

video upload by DANIELE

"XODES AC3 performs simple computations of 2 analog signals and generate 6 new ones, based on inversion, addition, average and subtraction!

0:00 Intro
0:17 Inputs and outputs
0:47 Altering a sequence
1:13 Transpose
1:38 Transposing 2 VCOs up and down
2:18 Filter cutoff modulation
3:10 Advanced modulation
4:05 Combining different waveshapes"

Yamaha DX7 Sounds 1024 New Programs

video upload by KidNepro

"New sounds for Yamaha DX7 Series • TX7 • TF1 synthesizers. 32 Banks of 32 new sounds - 1024 New Programs. More info & demos at:"

EREBUS Reissue by Dreadbox / Improvisation

video upload by Dreadbox

"Orestes improvise on the Erebus Reissue synthesizer."

ST Modular - DRUM (3HP 808 and FM Drum Module)

video upload by Stefan Tretau

00:00 808 Drum
01:29 FM Drum

Released under cc-by-sa-3.0 license

Korg PS3100 JaMuary 16 2023 #shorts #synth

video upload by SymaticStar

Pad sound with Access Virus TI (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"No EQ. No compression. Only internal effects. Pure sound."

UVI FALCON Expansion "Fluidity" Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

Opal Fruits, Making beats from scratch with Fors Opal Max For Live Drum/Synth

video upload by BoBSwanS

"Live stream from Twitch January 8th 2023. Just a test of Opal

This was my first test of Opal, I plan on doing another stream soon with it and will include my other Fors Devices. I managed 50 mins without any audio or video issues so I decided to save it for posterity :) (One awful noise at 49.14 when I select a corrupted sample, Sorry)"

Rush Subdivisions Oberheim OB-X8 Sounds

video upload by narfsounds

Moog Sirin + Vermona DRM1MKIII

video upload by studio snippets

"Drums sequenced by Norns Cyrene"


via this auction

JLR's Modular Synthesizers - Breakdown #6 -

video upload by John L Rice

JLR's Modular Synthesizers - Breakdowns

"This is the sixth video breakdown/rundown for one of my modular synth systems, this time I'm doing one of my smaller 5U systems built into three Box4 5U cases. Next time I'll do my second largest eurorack system. Please subscribe to my channel and click the 'bell' button to be notified when I post new videos! 😎

0:00 Beginning
1:40 Introduction
2:44 Module Contents Rundown
5:49 General System Layout And Usage
7:07 Left Hand Box - Details and Modifications
12:10 Middle Box - Details and Modifications
17:04 Right Hand Box - Details and Modifications
19:12 Power Switch And Gig Bags
19:58 Shirt πŸ€“
20:41 Sound Demos Foreword (no more talking after this)
21:17 Along Came A Spider
22:00 Dog 'N Dude
23:59 CoCuteNutz
25:02 Free To Fly
25:38 Kiteth Is Pleased
26:11 History Of Man (condensed)
34:08 Poll: What's Your Position?
36:48 Mysteries Of The Megaliths
40:48 End

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, subscribing, and commenting! πŸ₯³ If you found the content of this video helpful, interesting, or entertaining, please consider showing your support so I can stay stocked up on coffee and cookies. πŸ˜‹"

Afterglow | Downtempo electronic jam with Jupiter 6, Prophet 10, SH-101, DSI Tempest, and Pyramid

video upload by MIDERA

"I finally got my studio reorganized. I had spent about 3 weeks fixing up my Jupiter 6, but everything else became disheveled. I realized how much time I spend 'noodling' and how it's just not rewarding, not like writing music. I realize for the most part, my 'noodling' videos tend to do better - probably because people are specifically interested in what the instrument does.

But I don't really get much out of those videos... except it keeps my channel 'active.' I'd take a written song any day over the nothing videos that I post. It feels good to get back into it.

Track uses the Roland Jupiter 6, Sequential Prophet 10, Roland SH-101, and DSI Tempest. Eventide Blackhole VST for FX."

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