MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 22, 2023

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

The One Ring Theme on Roland RS-202 stringer

video upload by MIDERA

"Some friends are swapping gear and using my place to swap as neither live near each other... so right now I'm sitting with a Roland RS-202 for a bit (don't worry, I was allowed to test it out and provide feedback).

As you may know - I also have a Yamaha SK30 that I can't seem to bring myself to part with. And of course I figured why not see how they compare. Once they were next to each other, I could really tell where they differed. I would say the Roland RS-202 is 'silky' and has a very pleasing sound to it. The Yamaha SK30 is a bit harsher I guess. But they're very very different in almost every other way.

The RS-202 has basically no controls except 'tone', a few switches for brass or string sounds, vibrato, and sustain. It does have a wonderful sounding ensemble effect with two settings.

The SK30 has an envelope for the shared single filter on the polysynth, an organ section, tremolo and ensemble effects (they don't sound as good as the RS-202 ensemble), a fairly complex and robust routing system, detuning, and my personal favorite, the solo section which is a really nice sounding single VCO monosynth.

Also, the SK30 is like 3X bigger than the RS-202. I really dislike how large the SK30 is.

Well, here's all I could think to write, and it's not even mine. It's from the Lord of the Rings... but I'm guessing you knew that.

I used the Strymon Volante pedal and Eventide Blackhole VST."

Linn 9000 Jam 8/12/22

video upload by Linn 9000 Jam 8/12/22

"Juicy pads and textures ✨
#synth #funk #vaporwave #aesthetic #80smusic #fm #dx7 #vintagesynth #drummachine #music #rad #retro #r&b #80s #90s #fmsynthesis #funkymusic #music #synthwave #synthesizer #igexplore #oldschool #boogie #synthpatchers #midi #linn9000"

Keystep 37 + Moog Minitaur + Analog Rytm + Rhodes = DAWless Jam!

video upload by Jeremy Parker

"I just put together this cool little DAWless setup for coming up with tunes, jamming, and even practicing over changes. The Arturia Keystep 37 is the sequencer and controller for the Moog Minitaur, so the basslines can be held down, while I'm free to play on the Rhodes MKIII EK-10. The Elektron Analog Rytm MKII is the drum machine and provides clock to the KeyStep. Overall, this is a fun little rig, and a good way to come up with ideas and just have fun."

Desert Songs - Biodata to MIDI

video upload by Love Hultén

"Desert Songs uses Plantwave - a small device that translates biodata from organic material into MIDI. It's not magic and the plants are not composing, it's simply biofeedback creating true organic 'randomness'. Tiny changes in electrical current - the plants act as variable resistors. Cacti was used for this project due to their very sparse and sporadic activity. The cacti garden includes a few different specimens hooked up to probes, and outputs for individual plants can be changed as you go using patch points upfront. The MIDI signals are sent to a Korg NTS-1 for simple waveshaping and then drenched in atmosphere using the Microcosm from Hologram Electronics. To complete the biolab environment look, a custom MIDI visualizer was made mimicking chloroplasts under microscope."

Love Hultén's Stepper Motor Synth

video upload by Love Hultén

"3 stepmotors triggered by 3 individual MIDI controllers. Motors connect to a preamp and additional fx internally via piezos."

KORG PSS-50 Super Section SN 006658

via this auction

"The Korg PSS-50 Super Section basically is a drum machine groovebox with 40 preset patterns and 8 interchangeable fills/ endings, making 16 of "your very own" variations storable. Variations are composed of drum sounds, bass and accompaniment, each volume level being separately controllable. The membrane keys, offering 12 different types of chords, can be used to transpose variations to different pitches.

One of the best features of this machine is the backing chords, which kind of sounds like an Omnichord, or a nice Casio chord, but with a lot more control, and variation because each chord can be played 12 ways (MAJ, MIN, 7th, DIM, AUG, etc..)! It has a very nice, warm analog feel to it. It has a bunch of different rhythms and styles ranging from Rock, Reggae, Latin, and Heavy Metal.

The bass drum, snare, rimshot, open/closed hihat, hi/lo tom and handclaps sound like early PCM samples, just with their own, peculiar charm. The warm, analog-like bass and chords synth sounds could originate from a simplified subtractive synthesis similar to the Korg Poly 800!


• TONE GENERATORS: RHYTHM x 8 (bass drun, snare drum, high-hat open, high-hat close, tom high, tom low, handclaps)

• ACCOMPANIMENT (piano, electric piano. honky-tonk piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, jazz guitar, banjo, brass, synthesizer, organ, strings)

• RHYTHM PATTERN: 48 pattems (8 beat I-II, 16 beat I II, new wave, electro pop, disco I-II, rock'n roll, boogie. ballad I-II. hard rock I-II-III, heavy metal, jazz waltz, 4 beat I-II. big band, fusion I-II-III-IV, bossanova. samba, cha-cha, mambo, merengue, latin rock, reggae I-II, 2 beat. 3 beat, march, folk, country, bluegrass, shuffle 1-11, break & ending x 8)


• CHORD: Maj, m, m6. ,m7 ,m9, 6, 7. Maj , 9, dim, Aug, sus4 on, each root (C — B)

• PROGRAMMABLE BANK: Song bank x 8 (maximum 80 bars/bank). Song chain

• INDICATOR: Chord name display, Song/pattern display, conductor display, Chain step/bar number, Song number Pattern number

• MIXER: Rhythm volume. Bass volume, Accompaniment volume, Exrernal input volume, Stereo volume"

Casio CZ-1000 49 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"VERY GOOD Condition. More like Excellent. Has small crack on the programming side membrane #8 button. Volume slider makes a little bit of noise. Other than that, awesome synth. Everything works & Sounds great."

ORHACK and Mic on a Snare Drum

video upload by Critter & Guitari

"ORHACK is a new version of the classic ORAC patch made by Audivit! Download it here:
Use ORHACK as a groovebox, effects processor, or BOTH. It works great with the Critter & Guitari Microphone. Thanks to Audivit for making this patch and thanks to Mark Harris aka TheTechnobear for making ORAC!"

Creepin' around

video upload by MIDI IN

"A creepy tune for a dark and cold January Sunday evening.

As you can see, I've worked within 6 channels with MIDISID as an external instrument so that all of the audio can be captured from the back of MIDISID in one take.

I sat down last night with no ideas but after a little messing around we were almost at this stage. A little more tweaking today."

Eventide Micha | Tone Row Sequencer

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"* Reupload due to a major melodic minor error.
A quick patch for a lazy sunday. I recently got the Eventide Micha and it looks way more complicated than it is, so it's just a matter of applying power, patch gate/CV and off you go. For best results (chords) you may want to get yourself a VCO with polyphonic midi capabilities (Poly Cinematic, BitBox, Vector Wave) but these are rare. So for equally best results is also cool to use the chord outputs to modulate the timbre (or any CV input) of a clever VCO like the Loquelic Iteritas Percido.

Micha is a sequencer, but a weird one. Instead of playing notes, you'll play intervals. Now it may not be obvious how cool that is, but it will exponentially expand your musical vocabulary. For me, storytelling is very important and with Misha you simply press a 'plus' when you want to raise some tension, and a [minus] when you want people to relax. Misha works with tone rows, which basically comes down to moving through notes and chords in a scale. So you simply pick a scale and start improvising.
#jamuary2023 | Day 22 | Sunday"

Serge GTO ~ NTO & Graphic VCO Patch with Doepfer A 152

video upload by Ebotronix

"Serge Modular Synthesizer Eurorack by Random Source
2x NTO, +N Com,Variable Slope VCF, DUSG, SSG,
Stereo Mixer, Wave Multipliers,
Resonance Equalizer (Feedback patched to 2x Afterneath ~ Reflex ~ Send ~ Return)
Doepfer A 152 Graphic Oscillator Patch, A138s
Earth Quaker Divices 2x Afterneath
Mordax Data
Mutable Instruments (Clones) 2x Peaks
Tunefish Modular: Ornament and Crime
Mimal Scale number of notes: 8
notes (in cents): 0, 203.9, 293.8, 497.7, 702.3, 884.4, 996.1, 1088.3
XAOC Batumi,Kamieniec
Flame 2x Q Sliders
vid # 2163"

Quick Tour of CS-80 Circuits

video upload by mysterycircuits

To rev, or not to rev. ] Revox A77, Schimmel Celesta / Glockenspiel, Prophet-6, Empress Effects [

video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

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

#prophet6 #analogsynthesizer #synthstagram #synthesizer #glockenspiel #empresseffects #antiquetoypiano #toypiano #vintagekeyboard #celesta #synths #revox #magnetictape #ambienttape #taperecording #tapeloop #AKGMicrophones #olloaudio"

"Iceberg in a silver lake" (Reface DX, Amplitube X-Time)

video upload by

"This is a short preview for my next 'proper' video. You can grab my Reface DX patches here for free:"


Fors Opal - Ambika - Prophet 12 Improv Afternoon

video upload by BoBSwanS

"Using Max for live devices along with my Ambika and Prophet 12. All drums are from Opal by Fors
Also using Bouncy Notes by Dillon Bastan and Potee by S8JFOU and Deviate by Novel Devices."

Norand Mono being Norand Mono 🖤 #synthesizer #norandmono #109bpm

video upload by ollilaboratories

Ambient sounds of outer space | Neutral Labs Pip & Nijel, Blue Marvin, Deckard's Voice | (20 min)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
I made a 20-minute soundscape video that sounds like the 70s and 80s depiction of music from outer space. Everything is coming out of the Blue Marvin's stereo output, as I don't have any VCAs. Here is the list of modules I used and how they play into the function of the piece:
- Neutral Labs Pip (Clock and CV output)
- Instruō Harmonàig (Quantizer (random melody generator in A Phrygian))
- Instruō/Divkid øchd (overall modulation to a bunch of parameters around the patch)
- Black Corporation Deckard's Voice (Main oscillator on the eurorack side)
- Serge by Random*Source Variable Q VCF (Filter to which Deckard'd Voice is connected (VC F and VC Q parameters modulated by øchd))
- Neutral Labs Nijel (Drive effect for Oscillator 3 in Blue Marvin 2600's Sine Wave, the amount is modulated by øchd's slowest LFO)
- Behringer Blue Marvin 2600 ( 1st and third oscillators, various modulations and internal spring reverb)

In Ableton, I have Valhalla Shimmer on, Other Desert Cities by Audio Damage, and some light EQ and compression.

#soundscape #eurorack #ambientmusic
Here are some links of mine:"

AKAI S1000 vintage sounds

video upload by SynthMania

"Nostalgic sound patches of yesteryear from a classic, iconic sampler: the AKAI S1000 (1988).
0:00 PWM 5THS
5:29 DRUMS
6:21 ROK GTR
7:11 OBX STR


video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

See the miniature label below for more.

4U Modular Synth Parts & PCB Serge CGS Clee Slightly Nasty

via this auction

"Serge, CGS, CLEE, Slightly Nasty, 4U Modular Synth Parts & PCB

This collection is all 4U format. These are not Eurorack format.

The front panels are all unique and custom made. The panels are based on the 'Loudest Warning' standard.

Panel height is 175mm and 2mm thick, made from anodised aluminium.

A lot of the panels already have hardware fitted, some have loaded PCBs (please see photos).

Everything in the photos is part of the whole auction lot.

Below is a list of items included.

The racks are listed and associated PCBs are listed nearer the bottom of the list (All Untested)

Not all the panels have complete hardware (see photos)

All panels are fixed to Eurorack rails(see photo)

Oberheim Drummer Interactive Drum Pattern Sequencer w/ Original Manual

via this auction

"I am the original owner of this unit. It's very cool and fun to use, and I'm going to assume you know what it is, because I'm not quite sure how to describe it. Oberheim calls it an interactive drum pattern sequencer. I used to use the presets to get groove ideas for songs but until this week I hadn't turned it on in 15 or 20 years.

It's in great shape and includes the original power supply and owner's manual."

DIY Buchla 100 Series Black Panel System

via this auction

"DIY black panel buchla 100 series (synth will be sold without the case (solid oak too heavy to ship but if you want it I can post it on another sale/ shipping will be $$$$) Can also include in this sale meanwell power brick (internal) with distro boards but you might want to grab some LA67 boards for this. Best to have some electrical/ electronic knowledge before buying this synth as you might have to debug a few modules/ tune/ calibrate modules etc. Being said here is a complete list of modules haven't fired up but what I have been working etc.

(14 modules completely built first module 258 is not built)

1-control voltage processor model 156

1-dual integrator model 155

1-dual reverb model 190

1-six channel mixer 106

1-dual low pass filter (actually passive LPG)

1- band pass filter 194

1-dual square wave VCO model 144

2x dual attack generator model 180

1- white noise generator model 160

1-dual ring mod model 111

1-random voltage source model 165

2x dual voltage controlled gate model 110

Modules are a mix of pcbs ranging from LA67, elby designs, lowgain audio, fluxmonkey. Basically all clones of the 100 series. Panels in photo are just dusty :)"

Waldorf Microwave XT

via this auction

PPG Wave 2.3 V 8.3

via this auction

"The legendary PPG Wave 2.3 outperforms any digital synthesizer by a mile! The sound is iconic and infectious. A workhorse and a must have for any synth player. State of the art digital technology that can’t be duplicated. The best digital synthesizer ever built. This PPG Wave 2.3 can be connected to a Waveterm B, which gives you a complete 8-track recording and sampling system. The sample library is out of this world. Fully working!"

PPG Wave 2.2 V8.3

via this auction

"This PPG Wave 2.2 is in beautiful condition and works like a charm! The one we are selling, belonged to Modern Talkings producer Ralf stemmann! It was used in countless Hits by him! Just waiting to be played."


via this auction

"The PPG PRK FD is by far the best MIDI/PPG Keyboard we have ever touched and played. It feels like a Steinway Piano Keybed. The capabilities are endless with this one. Sequencer, MIDI Dump, Pitch, Velocity, Aftertouch, Routing, etc… a Beautiful finish and doesn't get any sturdier. Quiet rare to find, not many were made. This rare FD version gives you many more possibilities than the standard FD version.$"

Custom Blue Crumar Performer

via this auction

"This is a very rare Crumar Performer made in a blue chrome finnish! This unit turns on and works but is sadly out of tune. These Performers are extremly rare! If you have experience in tuning synths or fixing, this is a great price and find!"

SN looks like 01350. Not sure on the 3.

Roland MC-4 Full System

via this auction

"Yes, it is a complete Roland MC-4 system! The MC-4 itself is extremely hard to come by, let alone the tape interface and CV expander module! This one looks like it came fresh from the factory and even has a Roland sticker attached. This is with no doubt the best sequencer Roland has ever built. Such accurate timing and tight synchronization are hard to find in modern products anymore. Works perfectly!"

Vermona DRM 1 Drum Machine

via this auction

"A very good drum machine from Vermona. Nice condition and great sound! Quite rare as not many were made."

Simmons SDS 6

via this auction

"Rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest drum sequencers in the world. Only a dozen of them were made and only a few are still available today. This one is simply an amazing piece of technical engineering. It can still beat some of the best step sequencers out there. It is in amazing cosmetic condition and ready to be used."

Pearl DRUM-X Programmable Electronic Drums SN 112750

via this auction

Vintage 1980's Moog Taurus II Synthesizer SN 2124

via this auction

"Moog Taurus II in excellent condition as seen in the photos. Graphics a clean with minimal if any wear. Original slider caps and knobs, as well as owners manual, service manual, and patch sheet. The only issue is that the C# pedal has a crack, but currently has a piece of tape on it. Sounds great and stays in tune. Comes with a leather carrying case for the stand, module, and manuals."


video upload by ResonanceCircuits

"Bespoke synthesiser from ResonanceCircuits."

"8 stacked saw wave oscillators for classic strings, pads, chords and dark evolving textures.

4 note paraphonic - upto 4 notes can be play simultaneously, notes in the same column cannot be triggered at the same time.

on/off power switch
note trigger indicator led
24 keys
envelope control - shift between a selection of attack and release envelopes
ensemble control - note sustain length
phase control - rate of phase modulation
output level control
1/4" mono jack output

Requires a 9v DC input (negative centre polarity) power supply, 300-800mA.
Not supplied.

Black stained and waxed wood case

Dimensions: 5.5(H) X 23.5(W) X 11.5(D)cm"

Moog Rogue (1981) analog synthesizer - test with some effects

video upload by RZ presets

"Moog Rogue - monophonic analog synthesizer from 1980s
Testing some patches with effects

00:00 Patch1
00:27 Patch2
1:06 Patch3
1:41 Patch4
2:26 Patch5"

Nord Modular G2 Synthesizer - Ambient - Jamuary 21 #shorts #synth

video upload by SymaticStar

Korg Modwave - demo by Jexus (200+ custom patches / presets) Native compatible

Update: Jexus let us know the video was removed for an update. You can find new videos posted here.

'Sonic X-Voice' - Human Vocal Patch from our Klaus Schulze Tribute video with Sonic XV Eurorack VCF

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This Patch of The Week shows how the vocal sound was created that featured in the Klaus Schulze tribute video. It uses the Sonic XV Diode Transistor Ladder Filter for both it's band pass filter, and it's built-in wave folder. Patch sheet at the end of video, plus a download link for a PDF version with notes further down the page. Musical Tribute to Klaus Schulze:

The Sonic XV is a surprisingly flexible multimode VCF - it can do the kind of aggressive, screaming resonance chaos that you'd expect from some of the famous diode filter-wielding synths of the past, but it's also particularly good at softer, delicate sounds, and having a well-featured wave folder on board gives it a much wider scope for tone-shaping. This, coupled with it's fast response, and simultaneous band pass, 6dB and 24dB low pass outputs, makes it a great choice for fast melodic sequences and percussion sounds. It's character is significantly different than that of the Minimoog-based Transistor Ladder Filter, and compliments it nicely, even if only used for it's wave folder to feed other VCF's. Sonic Wave Folder & Sequencer:

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

Patch sheet with notes:

Patch notes:
Green dots show approximate pot and switch positions. Pots and switches that do not have green dots are not used in this patch, and should be left at their zero or off positions.
DH-ADSR: As we are using the inverted output here, it will constantly be sending a +8V signal to the LIN-CV of the VCO (therefore raising it's frequency/pitch) until it receives a gate signal, at which point it will follow the envelope settings, starting from an output of 0V. This is why the VCO will need re-tuning to match other instruments used, but preferably after you are happy with the amount of envelope to pitch influence you have dialled in. Dual LFO: The Tap Tempo VC-LFO module could also be used here in the same way, as it also has a built-in VCA (level control). Sonic XV: Small differences in wave folder settings can make a big difference to the sound, so it'll probably require some fine-tweaking to get the ideal timbre. I have added some resonance in this version, as it can help to simulate the tone of a human voice, but this is of course subjective - all voices are different. Band pass is definitely the best filter type to use, as it can remove both high and low frequencies that would be beyond those produced by a human voice. Modules used from left to right: DH-ADSR Envelope, Dual LFO + VCA, Vintage Transistor Core VCO, Sonic XV Diode Filter, Contour Generators, Discrete Cascaded VCA."

230122 - Jamuary 2023 - SmplTrek Ether Gaming

video upload by ChrisLody

"So here's an interesting thing to mess around with, sampling electromagnet noise from gaming devices with a Soma Ether and then making a tune with it.

Fairly self explanatory, apart from the fact that I had to mime to bits at the start where I am recording the sounds from various gaming devices. The Soma is super sensitive so it was picking up my lights and camera when I tried to record under them so I actually captured the audio stood in the middle of my studio in the dark.

The recordings were added to the SmplTrek then tuned and looped on the hardware itself. In the case of the DS I used the new auto chop to drum kit feature and then added a decay envelope to each slice, pitched them, panned them etc.

That's about it."


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

Part 1 here

"Once again we have the unique pleasure and privilege to own two Elka Drummer Ones.
These two units are very close in sound - and sound amazing to our ears.
The snare is powerful and punchy, the kick deep as a river in a valley :)
These machines have a unique internal architecture - they're literally crammed with circuitry compared to similar drum machines of the era.
The secret to its sound is the routing of each drum sounds signal path before being summed by the master volume amp.
We've had quite a few of these units by now and have noticed that they vary in sound and in circuitry.
The circuit boards don't always mount the same components.
The rhythms themselves differ - if you take a look and listen to our first Elka Drummer One Comparison video you can hear that the patterns are different from one unit to the other.

The lower shelf unit is for now sale on our Instagram page and Reverb shop. It's our beloved studio puppy and it needs to go while we're keeping the golden rimmed one because of it being a bit more rare than the silver version.

Watch the end of the video for a quick run through of the machine sitting in the middle, the rhythm box that succeded the Elka Drummer One :
The Elka Rhythm Machine.

Some of the magic is missing here - the sounds are flatter and more generic - not bad at all but definitely not as amazing. The front panel is very similar to the Elka Drummer One - the amount of rhythms correspond except for Afro being added and Rhumba spelled with an H."

Jamming with Yamaha CS-15, Moog Source, and Friends

video upload by Bata

Akai MPC X - Drums
Moog Source - Bass
Yamaha CS-15 - Plucky Sequence
Behringer Pro-1 - Sound Effects
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 - Lead

Jamming with Moog Source, Boomstar, and Friends

Akai MPC X
Moog Source
Behringer 2600
Behringer Pro-1
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089

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

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