MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Sunday, February 05, 2023

Oberheim Xpander Ambient Pads

video upload by Analog Prophet

"Oberheim Xpander, run straight through SSL Matrix mixer with PCM80 Reverb to the sound card. All pads programmed by Analog Prophet."

Doctor Who Theme on SYNTRX

video upload by Robert Saint John

"Sooner or later, it’s inevitable that I’ll recreate the Doctor Who theme on any synthesizer I have. Multi-tracked with Erica Synths SYNTRX, painstakingly sequenced with Korg SQ-64, and Nu:Tekt NTS-1 for reverb and delay."

How to Make a 1980s Doctor Who Theme Bass from scratch!

video upload by Andy Whitmore

"Doctor Who Theme – 1980s Peter Howell Version Recreated – Making The Bass

Thank you to Sam Locke for your research & help in re-creating this classic TV theme.
I am going to re-create this classic theme using the original instruments used by Howell.
This 1st episode sees me recreating the iconic bass part.
Engineer - Boyan Borisov"

CSVCO - CMOS Shift Register VCO by Blue Lantern Modules

video upload by Robots Are Red

"In this video we'll be taking a look at the 8hp V/Oct tracking shift register noise VCO, CSVCO, by Blue Lantern. This module comes equipped with a shift register oscillator that tracks v/oct, a triangle core oscillator, harmonics generator, high pass filter, decay envelope generator, and a VCA.

Jump to any section of the video here:
Opening - 00:00
Intro - 00:32
Rundown - 01:29
Tuning - 06:02
EXT In - 07:48
V/Oct Timbres - 10:05
A Little Jam - 11:45

Special thanks to Blue Lantern for providing me with an exclusive look at this fun module!"

Yamaha Motif-Rack XS with Sound Library Expansions

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

"Beautiful synthesizer rack module, it deserves the hands of a musician (I'm not).

I'm selling it with included the collection of sound libraries / expansions I purchased a few years ago at the prices indicated in the list.

Chill Experience €33
Magical Pads €33
Mystic Spheres €33
Stage & Studio €33
Xtasynth €33
B'Knees $34.95
Pulse User 2 $34.95
Axxe $34.95
Symphonic Suite $39.95
Phatanalog User 1 €33
Pop & Dance
Orchestr'ale $39.00
Xpress Your Rack
Vintage Key User 2 $34.95"

System 1 ring modulation with rhythmic shifting. No delay.

video upload by Rat King Modular Synthesizers

Loop clean and neat.

video upload by Rat King Modular Synthesizers

Follow-up to this post.

Breath of the clouds | Peaceful ambient music with UDO Super 6

video upload by MIDERA

"Today I had a chance to test out a UDO Super 6 when a friend (Avery) visited. They wanted to check out my Jupiter 6 and borrow a friend's synth which was stowed away at my place for a while. They were kind enough to bring the Super 6 along for the ride.

So what did I think of the Super 6? It's a bit hard to say honestly, if only because it was in my studio for about an hour and I only really messed with it for about 20 minutes total, including playing this.

I found the naming convention similar to that of the DW8000 - where things were sort of not easy to understand right away - like MG for LFO (on the DW and I'm sure other Korg's of the era). Whatever, it's more on me for not understanding that aspect.

I did have this weird sort of thinking that... I actually think the System 8 held up really well - and strangely, I actually am starting to think maybe I like how my System 8 looks. How can this even happen... I don't know. I think once you start bonding with things, even if they don't look great they still are really unique in other ways.

That said, obviously the System 8 is sort of on a lower tier than the Super 6 in terms of build quality and everything else.

I will say that I could understand someone parting with a Jupiter 6, Juno 6/60/106, and System 8 in order to grab the Super 6. It really does a lot of those things well. I am actually wondering why not sell the Jupiter 6 for the Super 6.

So now that's point number 2 - how does the Jupiter 6 compare? Well... I think I'll need to sleep on that. Maybe I'll write something similar with the Jupiter 6 and see how I feel about it. I will say that there is an incredible amount of overlap on the two.

I think the Jupiter 6 looks cooler though :P

And something that I tried to hide (because it showed up at the beginning and I removed it) and did hear somewhat throughout this video... I could hear clicking when I pressed the keys even when the attack was set to very slow. I wonder what that's about or if it's some weird thing with the delay? I don't know."

Synthstrom Deluge - Sawtooth Jam

video upload by Easy Tiger

"A simple filtered sawtooth with a tiny bit of resonance and a bit of filter mod with a plucky envelope is probably my favorite sound coming out of the deluge. Here I am jamming on a track with the main melody played by just that sound."

Korg MS20 - a Sound from the original patch book. #analogsynthesizer #korgms20 #korg

video upload by Franz Kreimer Keys

Bass Clarinet

] Roland JX-8P & Empress Effects, Organetto a manovella & disco perforato [

video upload by Paolo Cattaneo

] Organetto a manovella & disco perforato [

video upload by

"Fóm i büs. *Solo per intenditori della lingua bresciana.
] Organetto a manovella & disco perforato [
Luigi Blesio e il Museo degli Strumenti Musicali

Strings sound with Dave Smith Mopho x4 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"Check out my free Dave Smith Mopho x4 sample pack:"

Yamaha CS60 - analog Power!!! #analogsynthesizer #yamahasynths #yamahacs60

video upload by Franz Kreimer Keys

Famous Synth Sounds - Roland D-50 Digital Synthesizer - Equinoxe Strings a la Jean Michel Jarre

video upload by Elmar Mihm

"My alltime favorite Synth"

Roland D-50 Digital Synthesizer Sounds - Lush Space Pad

"Roland D-50 creates so good warm, rich, deep Pads. Hope you enjoy!"

Korg Wavestate - "Mutant" 40 Performances

video upload by LFOstore

" presents "Mutant" experimental bank for the Korg Wavestate synthesizer.


Can Wavestate be brutal?

Together with the 'Mutant', we will discover the Wavestate from the other side, the dark and aggressive side.

What awaits us in the future, the dawn of mankind and space exploration, or the dark era of technological slavery, in the world of Corporations...

The bank is dedicated to the rhytmic industrial and overload sound that will take us to a dark futuristic future.

40 experimental performances are waiting for you inside.

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: Experimental, Cinematic, Ambient, Darkwave, Techno, Bass Music.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Enjoy and may the music come with you!"

Sounds From Places To Avoid

video upload by John L Rice

"A eurorack patch for fun featuring the Synth Tech E950 Circuit Bent VCO and E951 Looping Expander. #modularsynth #electronicmusic #eurorackmodular"

'Next Phase Voices' - Vocal-like patch using a Phaser like a VCF (Eurorack Modular Patching Guide)

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"This week's 'Patch of The Week' uses the powerful NEXT PHASE Eurorack phaser module as though it was a VCF, with a step sequencer controlling it's frequency by CV - this allows suitable frequencies to be cherry-picked to suit each sound or event. Here the Next Phase is being fed 2 VCO's and some pink noise, which it is tone-shaping to create a human voice-like timbre. The 2 sawtooth waveforms are being pitch-modulated by separate sources to create some organic, human-like instability, and noise is added to give some 'breath' to the tone.

The Next Phase is a complex beast, whilst it can be used very simply and easily, even just to emulate the best phase pedal designs of the past, it can however go way beyond that. Extensive CV control of parameters, coupled with a total of 64 combinations of both 12 phaser 'Stages' and 12 'Emphasis stages', means that this is a very powerful tool for creating unusual or otherworldly textures and soundscapes. See our Next Phase User Guide video for examples."

Build your own synthesizer module with PICO ADK!

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"PICO ADK is an integrated system that can run VULT DSP code, and it comes equipped with a high quality digital audio converter and 8 analog inputs for connecting controllers. Building your own hardware synth never has been so easy! Table of contents:

00:00 intro
00:10 hello
00:35 board overview / features
01:19 hardware needed
02:11 downloading and installing the software development kit
04:02 installing your firmware / dsp code
04:26 example 1: a simple synth
05:09 (simple audio example)
05:42 a more complex example (with some hardware controllers)
06:09 how to create and compile your own DSP code / folder & project structure
06:48 how to try some demo scripts from the VULT page
07:33 outlook
08:06 conclusion
08:42 important things to consider!
09:06 full audio demo
11:12 bye bye

Breadboard & cables
3.5mm stereo sockets
VULT language
PICO ADK on GitHub

Shell script commands needed:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install npm
sudo npm install vult -g
chmod +x
cd pico
rm -rf pico-sdk
git clone --branch master --recursive
git clone --recursive

cd PicoADK-FreeRTOS-Template

mkdir build &&cdbuild
cmake ..


BugBrand Modular (Lots of Rarities - DRM1X + Scrotum Labs & more)

via this auction

"3 Frames of mostly Blues (have rack ears on frame): Scrotum Labs: Tresses (Braids), Radio Music x 2, Orgone Accumulator, Le Seq, Grilles (Grids). Bugs: DRM2, DDSR, diode director, dual divide, DRM1X, LPG & Dual Mixing x 2.

I am optionally including a set of clear acrylic end cheeks (5 frames). If you have a 2 frame synth voice going from Tom, these 3 frames will super charge your modular and you will be making dope beats, etc in no time!"

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Beautiful condition wonderfully musical Korg Monopoly... All original, aside from the beautiful custom wood body and side panel. This synth is super versatile and super fun to play."

Roland System 100 Model 102 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"A near mint Roland system 100 model 102 (expander) with its original box"

Moog MicroMoog

via this auction

"Vintage 1977 MicroMoog.

The wonderful Vintage Spirit Synth technician Richard in L.A. replaced multiple capacitors, op-amps and two diodes relating to VCA: Waveshaper and VCA fixed

Fully refurbish keybed: Replaced all key bushings and made new key springs from gold plated guitar string.

Tuned unit

It sounds amazing and the keyed is like butta!"

Future Primitive USA Limited Edition Yamaha DX-7 Synthesizer Lapel Pin

via this auction

Mcdonald's song, modular synth

video upload by Meng Qi

"Chinese singer Eason Chan playfully changed the words of his love song to 'Mcdonald's is fantastic' @mcdonalds in a concert 16 years ago just for fun, and no-one-know-why it's suddenly gone viral recently, with many singers of varied styles imitating and recreating it online but none of them representing synthesizer players! That's why I made this to get involved in this exciting game."

- patching for life - MODEL 408S CONTROL EXPANDER

video upload by


FLPG(Passive LPG with tone control fader"

via P4L (patching for life)

"This expander can extend the functionality of the 208 module by adding a number of inputs and outputs.

Many CV inputs have already been added to the 208C, but using them as secondary inputs makes the behaviour more complex.
This expander was fully tested on Buchla Clone 208p.
And will works on many Buchla 208 and clone machines, but not on 208r Rev.1.
( Depending on your module you may need to change the resistance value. )

Built by hand in Japan."

Buchla 259 - Episode 01 - In the Beginning...

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Many - if not all - contemporary complex oscillators are inspired by Buchla's original 259 from the 1970's. I don't think there's anything before that, except maybe the 258 ('60s) and FM radio ('50s). John Chowning is considered the father of digital FM synthesis - also in the 70s - but even in 2017 scientists were breaking their heads over 'how to make a digital wavefolder'. I guess eurorack would be far less interesting without mr. Buchla's work. In this episode I'll focus on the main/principal oscillator of the complex VCO design. I am unable to hear the original sound of the 259, but the Furthrrrr Generator from Endorphins is the most faithful recreation I know. We'll check out the DPO and the Cs-L while being guided by the 259's panel (thanks to mr. Todd Barton for shooting some great images), but even mr. Barton's 259 is a clone. I learned a lot by just looking at the panel. The 'autotune' on the original is not implemented on the clone PCB's so DIY people wonder how it would have worked. So this video contains inevitable speculation but even that is very inspiring. I'll try to get a Verbos CO for episode 02, since Mark Verbos actually built original 259's in Buchla's garage. It brings back memories and visions I can't possibly have, but it only confirms the 259 is - and will always be - special."

02 04 23 Synton Fenix & Rhythm Ace X

video upload by batchas

"Scrotum Lab's Rhythm Ace X synched to Synton Fenix III.
Audio out from Rhythm Ace X goes into Phaser of Synton Fenix IId.
No external effect added."

Modded Rhythm Ace.


Rhythm Ace X and Synton IId Phaser

"Audio out from Scrotum Lab's Rhythm Ace X goes into Phaser of Synton Fenix IId. No external effect added."

SH101 killer combo = GHOST + GODSPEED (Ghost FW V.3)

video upload by

"With the new firmware v3 Ghost obtained 24 bit audio I/O, bitcrusher and sample rate reducer effects as well as some fundamental filter adjustments.
Is available online for download:

To celebrate that, we have prepared another video for you focusing on the inspiration of Roland SH101 mono synthesizer in electronic music and recreating it's structure with our micro system, consisting of Ground Control as a sequencer, Godspeed as the main oscillator, Airstreamer 4 on the envelope duties and finally GHOST as a one stop VCA/VCF and FX module.
Breaking down and recreating 3 baselines / leads from tracks by @extraweltofficial2208, @aphextwin9341 and @squarepushermusic."

02 The Arturia MiniFreak- Oscillators- Superwave

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the superwave oscillator found on the Arturia MiniFreak."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

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

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