MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Feel Good 1979

video upload by Todd Barton

"What began abstract turn fun when I toggled the start switch on the sequencer. This features the 1979 Modular Digital Resonator.

1979 Modular:
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EMW STEP MODULATOR Eurorack module

video upload by EMW Synthesizers

Oberheim OB-1 1978 with Dust Cover

via this auction

"This is an Oberheim OB-1 in incredibly excellent condition! When first taking the dust cover off, I thought this might be a reissue, because forty-five year-old synths do NOT generally look this clean - but no, this is an actual vintage OB-1!"

Korg Volca Bass w/ Original Box

via this auction

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Yamaha A4000 Professional Sampler SN QI01111

via this auction

"This mint condition A4000 has extras such as 128 MB of internal RAM and a ZIP drive installed.

This thing is worth it for the onboard effects alone."

Wersi EX20 MIDI Expander w/ Cart

via this auction

"WERSI EX20 MIDI Expander Vintage Synthesizer Original 19" 3U + Cartridge (RARE)."

You can find demos of the Wersi EX20 in previous posts here.

Modor DR-2 Drum Machine ( 15 minutes drums knob tweaking no talking )

video upload by Dziam Bass

"In this movie is some fun from hands with Modor DR-2 Drum machine. small drums improvisation mainly KNOB TWEAKING but of course this is incredible machine for programming up to 128 step . some tweaking with solo instruments and some on whole beats .

First of all: although it's digital, the DR-2 is not about sampling. It's a drum synthesizer, like a classic analog drum machine, but it uses digital sound synthesis algorithms instead of analog circuitry. There are no samples in the DR-2, and there's no sample memory.

Just like the Modor NF-1, the DR-2 is not build to recreate the classics of the past. The DR-2 uses digital sound synthesis to innovate drum sounds and rhythms. Many sounds will be recognizable. It is possible to make classic sounding bass drums, snares and rimshots. It's not difficult to program classic floorfillers with the DR-2. But with 12 synthesis parameters per drum, you'll easily find yourself creating your own individual sound."

Richard, Buscrates, and Soy Sos Taiga Chat and Live Performance

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Richard Nicol, Buscrates, and Herman "Soy Sos" Pearl are together again! The team returns to discuss interesting(?) patching techniques followed by a modular synth jam @ Tuff Sound Recording. Feel free to join in the live chat or just hang out and remember to keep the fire burning."

Roland Jupiter 4 and Korg Kronos ambient, lead sound

video upload by Electric Vibes

"Vintage Roland jupiter4 Korg kronos #roland #korg #synth #vintagesynth #rolandjupiter4"

Sequencing Sequentials - Sequential Trigon 6, Take 5, Oberheim OB-X8, OB 6, ARP 2600, Digitakt

video upload by Ehsan Gelsi

CJ Bolland Interview: Techno Legend Talks Electronic Music Production and the Gear He Loves

video upload by Honeysmack

This one is in via supporting member Honeysmack.

"CJ Bolland discussing how he makes music and the gear he loves: TR-808, MC-202, Quadrantid Swarm, Arturia synths, Korg Flanger pedals and more!"

"Legendary electronic musician, DJ and techno producer, CJ Bolland sat down for a candid unscripted interview in my studio in the first week of 2023 discussing his approach to making music and how it has evolved over the years, through to revealing the synths and drum machines that have shaped his work.

CJ Bolland is a pioneering techno artist from Belgium who first released his seminal early techno tracks on R&S Records in the early 1990s. Since then his electronic music production and projects has him weaving through a combination of techno, pop and electro genres over the past 3 decades. He provides insight to how he creates and the music technology that he loves. CJ also reveals a few hidden gear secrets! Has a little jam in my studio and there's even a surprise guest.

Tracks featured in this video:
📡 CJ Bolland - Golden Dreams 1990, R&S Records
📡 Magnus - What It Is 2017, Universal
📡 CJ Bolland - The Fire 2020, Harthouse
📡 CJ Bolland - Horsepower 1991, R&S Records
📡 Honeysmack - Entity, CJ Bolland remix 2022, Awesome Soundwave
*All tracks used with permission for educational purposes only.

CJ was in Australia for some shows in late Dec 2022 and we recorded this chat in the first week of 2023. Mr. Bolland has been a great friend of mine since we first met at the end of 1999. He's always been upfront, genuine and humble about his career for as long as I've known him and he knows I can be a professional idiot at the best of times 🤡 Thanks again to CJ for his time and friendship! This channel is supported by my Patreons, become a member here: and yes I also offer one-on-one tuition/lessons/coaching on making and performing live techno."

A Single Switch

video upload by Todd Barton

"Lately I'm fascinated by the uses of long envelopes and self-propelled patches. This one plays out with the flip of a switch engaging a function generator into self-cycle. Enjoy!
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Korg Z1 - Custom Sounds Big Journey

video upload by LFOstore

"Z-1 is a great analog modeling synth with 12-voice polyphony, thirteen waveforms, four LFOs, two resonant filters, two effects units and more.


The ability to create unique sounds is endless.

Introducing "Organica" soundset with fresh 128 presets in wide range of categories:

Big lush strings
Complex Pads
Evolving Arpeggios
Cutting leads
Plucks & Bells
Sequences & modular
Classic Analog Sounds emulations

And many more!

128 amazing presets are waiting for you and ready to fill your compositions with new colors and inspire creativity.

From Ambient & Electronica to SynthWave & SynthPop with benefits of Z1 synthesis.

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Moog One 16-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Novation X-Station Remote 25 Synthesizer/ USB MIDI Controller SN XST25011210 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Synthesizer kHs ONE is now FREE | MP Controller

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MP MIDI Controller |

Let's build an atmospheric patch!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"This week, Pete from the Make Noise Instagram channel guest hosts with a walkthrough of a recent patch created for our social media pages, the original of which can be found here:

Some notes on the video:

This is an 0-Coast, 0-CTRL, Morphagene patch, which uses XOH as a stereo mixer and Strega as a hyper-atmospheric delay processor. In this walkthrough we re-build the patch from scratch, sharing tips and tricks galore along the way.

Some concepts discussed in this video are covered in greater detail in the following links: [video playlist below]

Also, while not mentioned in the video, the Morphagene's Gene Smooth control (as found in the User Defined Firmware options) was set to "1" for this patch. For more information on Gene Smooth, check out this video: [last video in playlist below]

Manuals for the instruments used in this video can be found on our website"

0-Coast PGM Pages, pt. 5: Page 4, MIDI B CV
0-Coast Patch of the Week #10: External Processing
MG155 Firmware update w/ User Definable Firmware Options: Organize Option (omod)
MG155 Firmware update w/ User Definable Firmware Options: Record Splice Option (rsop)
New Morphagene Firmware!
MG155 Firmware update w/ User Definable Firmware Options: Gene Smooth Option (gnsm)

Expert Sleepers disting EX firmware 1.18 Update - Macro Oscillator improvements, Granulator, Resonator

video upload by Expert Sleepers

"In firmware v1.18 we've added some features to the Macro Oscillator (quad Braids), which taken together enable its use as a four voice poly synth."

disting EX - new Granulator features in firmware 1.18

disting EX - Resonator

"New in firmware v1.18, an implementation of Rings.

Rings written by Émilie Gillet."


video upload by Alba Ecstasy

01-The Arturia MiniFreak- Oscillators- Basic Waves

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"This is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Basic Waves oscillator functionality found on the Arturia MiniFreak.

The theme was created out of presets and crafted patches over an assemblage of GarageBand loops. For all intents and purposes, it is a MiniFreak-Only composition."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

The Robots Pt3 (alarm sound) #kraftwerk #nativeinstruments #massive #therobots

video upload by Iconic Synth sounds programming

"Third part of the video for the complete recreation of #kraftwerk the Robots with #nativeinstruments plugins like #massive and #monark .

In this video the patch for the alarm sound of this song is fully explained"

Elektron Digitone - Space Sounds [SOUNDSET] (Sound Demo)

video upload by
video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of space sounds dedicated to Elektron Digitone. I've always loved spacious and 3D sound. Elektron Digitone allows you to produce many spatial sounds. I really like Elektron Digitone for its functionality and sound. The soundset complements my few presets for the free genius Valhalla Supermassive reverb. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. Check out my soundset:"

Roland Jupiter 4 Leads #vintagesynth #roland #synth #shorts

video upload by Electric Vibes

Herzlich Labs OMEN / dual passive resonant LPG / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"In this video I try to demonstrate all the features of OMEN by Herzlich Labs. OMEN is a dual passive resonant low pass gate, with the ability to chain/link/stack the channels, with three different flavours of LPG goodness for every channel. The resonance of this module sounds great to my ears, and the natural decay of low pass gates in general is something that I really enjoy as well. Its output is pretty loud, especially considering that OMEN does not draw any power (which is also great when you are running out of juice in your system).

Herzlich Labs Reverb shop"

Also see Herzlich Labs OMEN / DUAL PASSIVE RESONANT LPG with BITE / quick playthrough

Blue Lantern Stereo Sir Mix A Lot 6 Channel Stereo Eurorack Mixer

via this auction

"This module allows you to connect 6 channels of synth level Euro Format signals (-5/+5v) from your vco's or percussion modules. You then can pan left or right like normal desktop mixers. The final mixdown outputs are also synth level (-5/+5v). There are two send and returns which are also synth level (-5/+5v). There is no CV control of any kind. This is a basic stereo audio mixer."

Crumar OTR Orchestrator SN 01233

via this auction


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

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