MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 30, 2023

Monday, January 30, 2023

Run Like Hell by MSTRBLSTR

New release from supporting member, ILL ACID RECORDS

"MSTRBLSTR's 'Run Like Hell' is a throbbing dystopian retro-futuristic acid house for the dance floor.


Fans of Acid House can hear more at the Acid House Underground playlist [Spotify]."

Twenty synth pioneers, three signatures: one historic calendar

via The Bob Moog Foundation

Get your calendar here

"Synth icons Dave Rossum, Roger Linn, and Tom Oberheim have all signed select copies of our "Synth Pioneers" 2022-2023 18-month calendar!

Our epic Synthesizer Pioneers 18-month calendar honors 20 innovators from over the past 60 years, and keeps time through June 2023.

It's the first calendar celebrating the achievements of synthesizer pioneers from all over the world. Each one of these iconic creators is mentioned in our calendar:
Harry Olson
Herbert Belar
Raymond Scott
Harald Bode
Bob Moog
Don Buchla
Peter Zinovieff (EMS)
Alan R. Pearlman (ARP)
Ikutaro Kakahashi (Roland)
Felix Visser (Synton)
Fumio Mieda (KORG)
Dave Smith
Wolfgang Palm (PPG)
Kim Ryrie and Peter Vogel (Fairlight)
Ray Kurzweil
Makoto Fukuda (Casio)

Many of the pioneers contributed photos (some of which are suitable for framing) from their private archives for this collector's item. Also included are dates of historic importance from the timeline of synthesis, many of them provided by the pioneers themselves.

As of publication, there are
just 14 signed copies left.

Tom Oberheim signs a Synth Pioneers calendar at NAMM 2022

All sale proceeds from Synth Pioneers
benefit our work!

Roland JD800 New sound bank "Discovery" 64 patchs

video upload by Pulsophonic

"New sound bank for Roland JD-800. No extra effect.
64 presets of pads and keys."

Beginner-Friendly Pad Patch with Surge in VCV 2

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

Hungry for more videos? Have a look here -
Buy me a coffee? -
Consider joining our community on Patreon and Discord -

Here is the patch together with the selection file you can load into your patches -

00:00 - Introduction
00:34 - First VCO
01:42 - Level control
02:20 - Envelope to control amplitude
02:54 - Midi
03:17 - Gate and envelope
06:11 - Pitch variation
06:51 - Filter
08:44 - Polyphony
09:31 - Movement to filter
11:17 - Second VCO and noise
12:59 - LFOs
17:10 - Polyphonic modulation
18:13 - LFO x EG
19:26 - LFO rate modulation
21:18 - Reverb"

00- The Arturia MiniFreak- Multi-track musical performance

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of some of the timbral possibilities of the Arturia MiniFreak in the form of the creation of the musical theme for my demonstration videos of the sound and functionality. All instrumental sounds were created with the Arturia MiniFreak with the exception of drums, which were built out of GarageBand loop fragments. This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Oberheim OB-X8 Votre Dame vbr RK - (Personal Patch)

video upload by Default Corporation

"Hi, here an organ patch (sorry i'm not an organ player)
No external fx or processing.
OB-X8 only."

Sounds of the Chroma Expanders

video upload by The Pernickety Polymath

"Randel demonstrates some intriguing sounds from a pair of Rhodes Chroma Expanders."

Somewhere Over The Rainbow on Solo Continuum

video upload by JOSH MADOFF

"Headphones/Speakers recommended (Super Dynamic Sound)"

"I really wanted to explore what is possible when treating the amazing Haken Contiuum as a solo instrument. The range of dynamics and expression it is capable of is unbelievable.

In this performance, I demonstrate several techniques that are only possible to play on a Continuum. I find it especially inspiring when I find harmonies that normally only work when they are spread across an entire orchestra, yet they work beautifully on the Continuum.

There is no other solo instrument on earth that can achieve many of these sounds!

Headphones or speakers are highly recommended. The dynamics and frequency range of this performance are way too broad and detailed for a cellphone.

For more info on the Haken Continuum:

Hear/see my work:"

TRS80 CoCo Controlling 5U Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Danniielle OConnor

Short but pretty cool.

"This is a quick test of a new step sequencer program I wrote for the TRS80 CoCo 1. Audio from the six bit output of the CoCo is fed into the Second Sound UniSyn audio to synth converter. The UniSyn control voltage and gate outputs then trigger the modular.
I have added external sync input to this version of the sequencer program and am using the joystick fire button to test that function."

#jamuary2023 with another batch of CMOS oscillators Hooked into the #microbitorchestra

video upload by Captain Credible

how to make black panel from blank

video upload by Meska

"Making a black panel frome a blank pcb

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

NED Synclavier® PSMT Flagship Digital Workstation/Synthesizer Owned by Jam & Lewis

via this auction

"This flagship studio system was originally custom built for Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for installation at the infamous Flyte Tyme recording studios in Minneapolis. It has a rich history of making hits including including being featured extensively on recordings by Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boys II Men, Human League and many other hit makers from that era. When Flyte Tyme closed, the current owner purchased the system and relocated to Nashville. Expert Synclavier technician Steve Hills was flown in from Synclavier Europe to completely go through and refurbish the system including updating software and expanding the already massive sound library.

The system has been an operation in Nashville ever since with tech support being provided by Synclavier Europe/500 Sound. This is one of the most powerful Synclaviers ever built by NED. Only two in this category were produced. The other was for world renowned producer Trevor Horn.

This is a very deep and complex system. Like many synths from the 1980s, this is still a very powerful and viable tool for music production, post and sound design. This is the undisputed CHAMP of FM synthesizers, and a sound designer's dream. The surface has yet to be scratched with this monster synthesizer/workstation. The massive sound library included is worth the price of admission alone. Please don't hesitate to ask us questions.

Original price tag when new was over $500,000. We strongly encourage pickup here in Nashville, otherwise buyerwill be responsible for freight. We will help facilitate freight service via a reputable music industry courier like Rock-It, etc.


Synclavier PSMT
Fully loaded memory
Fully loaded 32 sample voices
Fully loaded 16 FM voices with composite FM out
Full 32 channels of Direct to Disk (16 panable)
16 Winchester barracuda drives for DTD in custom separate NED blue flight cases
Midi option 8x8
Lock to SMPTE (frame accurate to 100,000/sec
Lock to pulse
CV in
32 XLR out output matrix for PSMT tower
32 channel custom ELCO to Male XLR output breakout snake for Direct To Disk System
Sample to memory option
Original NED Drives
Additional Winchester with huge custom library
New mains power supplies NOS
Full original NED blue flight cases for entire system
Original Pericom Terminal with op manual
Additional Apple 2 with NED start up NED custom start up for easy one key boot
VPK control software
Original refurbished VPK near mint condition
New VPK ribbon cable by Synclavier Europe
Additional ultra rare VPK remote with new ribbon extension cable by Synclavier Europe
Additional ultra rare DTD digital meter bridge
Original “R2-D2” custom 9600 style NED roll around dolly/terminal stand for Apple computer w computer rack and custom keyboard/trackball
All Original NED operation manuals"

1976 Custom EML Prototype Synth?

via this auction

This has popped up twice before, once in 2007, and once in 2015. Both posts have some additional info.

Update: It's worth noting back in the day you could hire EML to build out custom designs. Check out the monster Mattson EML system and The Performance Music Systems Syntar from Mattson in previous posts here. Also see Carbon111's Syntar page.

From the current listing:

"This is a 'Modular' unit, similar to the EML 100/101 but doesn't have a pre-patched Signal Flow.

I've never seen any other - if you have any information about this item, please contact me.

It offers:

* Noise Generator

* 2 VCOs with Pulsewidth / Waveshape controls
* a 3 input Mixer
* the classic EML Multimode Filter
* Spring Reverb

* External Input


* S&H/Sampler LFO

* LFO with 2 outputs

* Envelope Generator which can be triggered by the Keyboard of the Sampler

* Glide


It is fully working and really offers the classic EML sound (I do have a EML 101 to compare) ."

Synton KBM35 Keyboard Controller

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

This appears to be the first one featured on the site.

Note the touch plate controller as found on the Synton Syrinx.

Music And More Warp 9 Owner's Manual

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

Kawai SX-210 61-Key Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The SX-210 uses DCOs (1 per voice) with traditional analog VCF (filter) and VCA envelope generators. It features 8-voice polyphony, a 4-voice mode using 2 DCO per voice, and a monophonic unison lead mode (8 stacked oscillators!!). Program changes are entered using a global "Increment" wheel sort of like those used on the Roland Alpha Juno series. Fortunately its implementation is much better on the SX-210 - just hit a parameter switch and adjust the dial to the desired value or effect. The downside is there are only 32 memory patches. The oscillator section offers 3 waveforms, a sub-osc and PWM control plus a noise generator. The low pass VCF (filter) has its own ADSR envelope generator. There's also a high pass filter. The LFO can modulate both DCO, VCF and VCA, all at the same time! It is also one of the only synths to feature both glissando and portamento. A pretty rare machine for only few thousands made."

Crumar Orchestrator

via this auction

"Italian made Vintage 70s Crumar Orchestrator String Machine / Polyphonic Synthesizer. It’s in good condition with normal wear. It was recently professionally deep cleaned internally and externally and serviced. I think you will be surprised by how incredible this keyboard plays and sounds in person.

One of the richest and lushest sounding 70s string machines ever made in part to its officially licensed Moog Filter on its brass section. It can sound very very similar to the legendary Arp / Eminent Solina and even Arp Omni (Joy Division Synth) but has more tricks up its sleeves.

The Crumar Orchestrator is one of Jonny Greenwood's favorite keyboards and it's been used on a ton of Radiohead songs both in the studio and live. It’s been used by a bunch of other artists as well to this day due to its warm and immediately nostalgic sounds.

Everything works perfectly except the top octave of black keys. They work perfectly for the Violin, Cello and Brass sounds (the best sounds) but currently don't trigger the Piano and Clavich sounds on keys F#4, G#4, A#5, C#5 and D#5. All of the white keys up there work as they should. All of the other keys work as they should. It doesn't come with the lid. "

6 ways you can use the Hors D'Oeuvre by Fairfield Circuitry w/ Synthesizers & Drum Machines

video upload by Stazma

00:00 Intro
01:47 The input color w/ MC-202
03:00 Why did I bought this pedal? w/ Snazzy FX Wow & Flutter
06:02 Adding stuff in the feedback loop w/ Special Cranker
09:05 Feedback is your friend
13:00 Parallel distortion on Drum Machine w/ Kulk Grizzly & System80 880
15:17 Feedback as ducking drone bass
17:18 Turn Chorus into Flanger w/ Polyend Tracker SE & Bass DC-2w
19:31 Same thing with wavetable synth sounds
22:06 The noisy pedal band improvisation
24:41 Home made Space Echo part.1 w/ Moog MF-101, TC Echobrain & Light Pedal
29:42 Home made Space Echo part.1 aka signal flow matter
32:00 Some other uses for your Hors D'Oeuvre
33:00 Why I love this thing and end talk

Drones With Volca Drums???

video upload by Perplex On

"#jamuary2023 day 29: After taking the drone route yesterday with the Dreadbox Typhon, i thought i could try to push the #volcadrum into similar territory. This uses some external fx obviously, using mainly #velvetmachine reverb, but the source material is purely the Volca Drum. This technique is inspired by @oscillatorsink glorious drone jams and is even using his online patch editor for the Volca Drum to create the sounds."

Circuit Bent Casio MT-55 SMMP - Example Song

video upload by SMMP

"Little piece of music made recording 4 tracks with the Casio MT-55: drums, bass, pads, lead.

My SHOP on"

A Journey into Taiga

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Our adventure with Taiga begins on Jan 31st 2023."

Fragments Vol 1 - Patches 33 to 64 (of 64) - Arturia MiniFreak (You are hearing Minifreak V)

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Now -

What a great little Synth this is, which packs quite a Punch! I bought initially for Live use, however after designing a few Sounds, I thought I'd do a little Bank for it of 64 Patches, here are the final 32.

Fragments Vol 1 contains 64 new Patches for both the Hardware and the Software Plug-In. In the Demo the Audio is coming from the Plug-In, not the Hardware, though there really is very little difference, if any.

There are Motion Pad's & Dynamic Strings, Thunderous Bass & Cutting Leads, Vintage Polys and Keys, creative Arps & FX,plus a whole lot more. I didn't do any Sequences, they're left blank for your own Phrases :)"

Build an epic dreamy soundtrack with Yamaha TX816 and Roland Jupiter-8

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The Yamaha TX816 FM module paired with a Roland Jupiter-8 in random arpeggio mode was a perfect match for my track "Dreams" as a title track for my new album, of the same name.
With 8 DX7 cards, the TX816 is a monster when it comes to stacking up FM sounds.

Support this channel on Patreon:

Find my music here:
iTunes Apple music:
Google Play:"

EREBUS Reissue by Dreadbox / Dark Sequence

video upload by Dreadbox

"Orestes builds a Dark Sequence on the Erebus Reissue synthesizer.

- All Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
Faithful Reproduction of the Erebus V1

- 2 Oscillators with 2 Waveforms each
Separate Glide controls and Hard Sync function

- 2-pole Low Pass pre-fed Filter

- 1 ADSR envelope and a AR Amp Envelope, snappier than the V1


- Lo-Fi Delay effect

- Wide Range LFO

- 15 patch points for an astonishing and spectacular modular experience

- Compact, USB powered, Eurorack Format (42HP)"

Sequence sound with Access Virus TI (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"I used the great Aura Plugins Access Virus Editor and Librarian when recording the material -

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

Kurzweil K2700 DCO Madness Demo

video upload by Barb

"Hi and welcome to this Kurzweil K2700 set.
This video shows the different models that allow users to build sounds easily. The first is based on a Juno classic DCO, then it has been expanded with other options like hard sync, phase, sample and sample playback to names a few...

It's called 'DCO Madness' and you have all infos about this product here :"

"95 programs, 5 templates and 16 Multis
Based on 3 different synth models. All included.

For the Kurzweil K2700 with the latest OS."

Casio CZ-101 from 1985

video upload by Bata

"Just playing a few of the presets that come loaded in the Casio CZ-101. It's a great little synth and if you like the sound consider checking out Arturia's CZ-V."

WHEN / eurorack jam / 1010music BITBOX Micro / Nerdseq MIDI

video upload by BRiES

"Having to use the midi output on the Nerdseq expander to get those poly multisamples to work on Bitbox is something I didn't plan on doing, but it does work really well."

ARP 2600M quick jam

video upload by HanzVolt

"just a simple quick jam as I'm getting to know the Arp..."

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

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