MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 10, 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023

"Heckmouth" - Gavin Ryan, Buchla 100 series modular synthesizer

video upload by gavinryanmusic

Polyend Tracker Live Music Production

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this stream we will be diving into the Polyend Tracker live on stream! A retro form factor updated with forward looking functionality and designed as an easy to use compact standalone workstation. Made for the creatives who break patterns on a daily basis. Designed to help artists forge unique avenues of sonic construction.

Learn more about the Polyend Tracker here:
Video by: Matthew Piecora (aka EZBOT), and Steven Ly (aka Project 32)"

UDO super 6 Desktop synthesizer demo VHS

video upload by Time Rich

"Some sounds I made with the UDO Super 6 while reviewing it for Mixdown Magazine. Made in homage to Jexus VHS style demos he made in the early years - check out his video for much deeper sound design."

Hydrasynth Explorer vs Alesis Andromeda. Which synthesizer is best for ambient? For Mars?

video upload by LeSynth

"This video is a demo comparison of the ASM Hydrasynth Explorer and Alesis Andromeda synthesizers, focusing specifically on how their pads sounds. It seems to my ears that both are terrific, that the fact that their engines are analog or virtual analog makes no difference at all in terms of richness. If I was going to Mars, I'd take both!

Consider buying my new album, Finding True LoFi at bandcamp:

Or you can simply stream it on any platform:"

KadImprov #19 | Micro Cassette Noir Ambient | Mother32 | Syntrx | Valhalla Supermassive

video upload by KadiMusic

"I wanted to explore a dreamy, lost memory-like atmosphere, in a mysterious Ambient Noir setting.

A lost recording of a conversation behind closed doors rescued from a micro cassette on a #Pearlcorder is the introduction to this after-image. I layered the sounds to give each one a distinct location. The Moog #Mother32 was at the centre for the baseline, with a second recording providing thumping, clicking accents. To bring more space into the soundscape, I used an arpeggio with the Syntrx and a wide delay effect to give the lead part more depth.

Thank you for tuning in and don't miss my next demo, where we’ll see how I used the reverb and delay effects to make this soundscape. Enjoy!"

Demo - Electrix Mo-FX | Stereo Digital Multi Effects Unit | Distortion Flanger Tremelo Delay Rack FX

video upload by Here On Earth Studio

"This is a demo of the Mo-FX Stereo Multi-Effect Unit fro Electrix (Canada). It was run through a PreSonus BlueMAX set in Limiter Preset to catch peaks before entering my Focusrite Clarett 4 Pre.

No processing was done to the audio ***Be cautious as the levels jump quite a bit between some settings!

This is by no means a specification video, nor is it a demonstration of talent. I'm a drummer with some knobs and keys before me. That is the extent of it ;) I Just thought it would be fun to take various parts of an old song of mine and run them through the Mo-FX for some experimentation. I tried to be 'surgical' as to avoid too many peaks and unpleasant results. Then again, the beauty lies in messing it up i suppose."

00:44 Synth Bass
04:44 Synth Stab
08:44 Percussion
12:44 [[[ Bells ]]]
16:44 Drum Kit
20:16 Delay Fun

Full track at:

Kiviak Instruments WoFi Mini Sampling Keyboard Synthesizer in the Works

Some details and pics via Kiviak Instruments Instagram. You can find their website at Interestingly they specialize in cloud platforms as well as musical instruments. From their site: "We specialize in the design, management and management of Cloud platforms & in the manufacture of connected electronic musical instruments."

The following are some details on the upcoming WoFi from their Instagram pics. Word has it that the WoFi will be presented at the Insane Festival in August. Pic of the inside below.

Color your sound with classic sampler emulations & Player modes.

Sample whatever you want with the microphone or the line in.

Full connectivity: stereo audio, midi, USB, CV, Gate, Clock.

Sculpt your sound with the filter and assignable envelope & LFO.

Elevate your sound with the texture.

Share your patch effortlessly with cloud platform or the cartridge.

Play with the keys and sequence with the pads.


Xenos: Xenharmonic Stochastic Synthesizer

video upload by Raphael Radna

"A brief introduction to Xenos: Xenharmonic Stochastic Synthesizer.

0:00 Introduction
0:52 Interface
1:27 The Pitch Walk
2:40 Stochastic Distribution and Walk Order
4:04 The Amplitude Walk
4:56 Deterministic Pitch and MIDI
5:49 Quantization
7:38 Automation
8:28 Quasi-Granular Textures
9:07 Conclusion

Xenos is a virtual instrument plug-in that implements and extends the Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis (DSS) algorithm invented by Iannis Xenakis. Programmed in C++ with the JUCE framework, Xenos is open-source, cross-platform, and can be built in a number of plug-in formats.

Key features include:
• Authentic DSS engine
• Xenharmonic pitch quantizer
• Custom scale import in the Scala format
• Ten stochastic distributions with up to two parameters each
• First- and second-order random walks
• Variable number of segments per wave cycle
• Variable amplitude envelope
• Polyphonic (64 voices by default)
• MIDI implementation (notes, sustain, pitch bend)
• External MIDI controller assignment
• Parameter automation
• Simple and streamlined interface
• Free and open source

Xenos was first presented to the Meta–Xenakis Global Symposium, and is the subject of a master’s degree from the Media Arts and Technology (MAT) program at UC Santa Barbara.

Xenos is available as a free download on GitHub."

Reflections by Parallel Worlds


#13 release in UMFT series
Catalog number: UMFT013

Album is free or 'name your price'
the first two days

Machines used: Buchla modular, Eurorack modular, Korg opsix.

released February 9, 2023

Written by Bakis Sirros
Design by Mason Verger
Mastered by Árni Grétar

UDO Audio & Hazel Mills - Bloom - Super 6

video upload by UDO Audio

"Hazel's back with another awe inspiring performance using the Super 6 Keyboard and Desktop.

Taking inspiration from Steve Reich, Hazel built this Minimalist composition by programming a simple, repating sequence on the Desktop with subtle variation. Over time, with the addition of a gorgeous pad on the Keyboard, this accumilates and builds into an uplifting, hypnotic sequence, made all the better by a simple four-to-the-floor kick.

When paired together, the Desktop and Keyboard can be extremely powerful and immediate, making performances like this a joyus and playful journey in sound.

We hope you enjoyed the video, have a great weekend.

More from Hazel here:"

Diving into the unknown // How Drum & Lace uses Digitakt to take her live setup to a new level.

video upload by Elektron

"Join us as we delve into Drum & Lace's latest live setup and discover how the Digitakt and Digitone unlocked new creative possibilities. From the perspective of a Berklee College of Music alum, we'll travel through her journey and reflect on her initial apprehension towards electronic music equipment and production, utilizing field recordings and samplers to create new recallable sounds, and how, in today's world, anyone can be an electronic music producer."

Micks Old ETI Analog Synthesizer

video upload by watikura

"Testing my old homemade 1975 synthesizer after cleaning, repairs and restoration. It's been sitting gathering dust and grime for about forty years but still works, just need to iron out a few more bugs still."

Moog Taurus 1 Pedals - Pro-Serviced w/Restoration + Custom Foot Switch Assembly

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings,
also on eBay

"This set is in very good condition and working 100%. It has just been professionally serviced and with some restoration. It has a custom foot-switch assembly installed so you will never need to clean the pedal contacts again. This modification (not visible) is completely reversible if you want to put it back to stock. I will include the original contact board. It will be properly packaged when sold and will arrive in the condition as stated. Proof of the actual shipping cost will be provided if you need it. NOT SOLD AS-IS!

Cosmetically- Nothing is mint in my opinion and this one is no exception. Apart from chassis and pc boards being cleaned up, all of the black anodized screws have been replaced, has two new knobs in programmable section, and the pedals have been cleaned/ polished.

Internally- Apart from any repairs, the unit has been disassembled and cleaned, all sliders, switches, jacks and potentiometers have been cleaned (no scratchy sliders or knobs when moved), the power supply has been rebuilt (all capacitors replaced), all of the LEDs replaced, the rear volume control has been replaced, the power cord has been replaced, all screws and hardware tightened, has a new custom foot-switch assembly installed and its been completely scaled & calibrated."

eBook published by the The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music

"In November of 2016 the inaugural ‘The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music’ took place across four days and across three venues. A numbering system was used as a statement of intent - there is the intention that this will continue. It will grow, it will develop.. this is the start of something.

The stellar ‘live’ line-up included highly influential ambient industrialists :zoviet*france:, revered ‘Kraut-rock’ and electronica collective Gnod, Ex-Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür (responsible for inventing the group's electric drums used throughout the 1970’s), DJ Rusty Egan of Visage fame (put simply, without Rusty Egan there would be no Steve Strange) and Richard Barbieri (currently with Porcupine Tree but he cut his teeth as the highly respected synth player for new wave pioneers Japan in the 1980’s).

One of the highlights of the 'first' festival was an all-day conference with keynote speeches from Wolfgang Flür (Ex-Kraftwerk), Andy McCluskey (of multi-million selling synth pop exponents OMD) and DJ Rusty Egan (whose Blitz Club started the New Romantic movement).

Between 2016 and 2022, The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music has worked with Thomas Dolby, Martyn Ware, Fiat Lux, Tim Bowness, Ulrich Schnauss, Thorsten Quaeschning, Banco de Gaia, Test Dept, The Black Dog, Ultramarine and many, many more.. the details of this unique musical experience which traverses the inner and outer reaches of electronic music have been documented in an eBook running to a total of 249 pages.

For a mere £7.99 you not only get the eBook but have the option to access a companion publication ('Sounds of The Seventh Wave' : Music, Video and Audio from the Festival) for 'free'

Full details of both publications can be found here:

Rakit Disintegrated Cracklebox: Build & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently built this Disintegrated Cracklebox kit from Rakit in the UK. This device makes all kinds of fun glitchy sounds. The kit was very well laid out and easy to assemble.

Intro - 0:00
Build & Overview - 0:22
Sounds (Dry) - 2:27
Sounds (with FX) - 3:37
Final Thoughts - 4:59

You can purchase one here:

See more of my DIY Projects here:"

Eurorack case: Quick test after calibration

video upload by John L Rice

"Simple semi random mostly self playing patch after Synth Tech E330 VCOs and Instruo quantizer calibration. Doepfer A-182-1 to Synth Tech E102 to Instruo QPQ is generating the CV and gates. #modularsynth #eurorackmodular #electronicmusic"

Joranalogue Step 8 - Deep into experimentation!

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

Find out more:

My Website:
My Patreon:"

KORG MS-20 & Behringer K2 - "Cinematica" Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

"Welcome to the wonderful world of the real analog synthesis!
This soundset is not only a patchbook, but a fruitful learning tool and great inspiration resource for you and your studio!

This unique soundset comprises:
+ E-book in .pdf format with 35 patches created by professional sound designers. The book is fully illustrated, fixing the positions of the knobs and describing the modulation techniques;
+ Examples of each patch in .mp3 format both dry and wet (with reverb and effects) versions;
+ Free Valhalla Supermassive VST installation pack for Win & Mac + our custom reverb presets, to get a maximum result out of these synthesizer patches.
+ Detailed instruction of how chain all mentioned together for a great sound!

Created by two professional sound designers of LFO Store team, Nick Klimenko and Otto K. Schwarz.

Turn the potential of your powerful synthesizer on maximum & may music be with you!"

Behringer K2 - "Cinematica" Soundset

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks with LinnDrum EPROMs

video upload by Justin Mullins

"A few beats featuring the Sequential Drumtraks with LinnDrum EPROMs"

Norand Mono Firmware V2.0 - Pattern Morphing

video upload by Norand

"This video showcase one of the main feature of firmware V2.0 :
Pattern Morphing.

It also show several shortcut updates like Mute function.

The first ryhtmic pattern composed by Modnotes is morphed with an organ like synth in duophonic mode...but we will show this mode in our next video !

Cheers !"

I'm a Minifreak and So Can You

video upload by Red Means Recording

"I made factory presets for the Arturia Minifreak. Let's check them out and find out why I think this synthesizer is so special.

Join me on Patreon and get access to music, presets, samples, and a great community:

Take a lesson with me:"

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver 61-Key 4-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf Q 61 *Halloween Edition* - Fully tested and revised by Moogchild Synthdrome

via this auction

Roland SH-5 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here is a Roland SH-5 monophonic analog synthesizer with multimode filter, recently serviced, ready to play and record. US voltage. All functions work, and it happily stays in tune rather well for a mid-70s analog synth.

Cosmetically, there are some scratches on the metal panels and on the tolex and on the end caps. It shows the expected wear of a 45-year old instrument, but no grievous signs of abuse or maltreatment. If you are looking for a minty museum piece, this is not the SH-5 for you. But if you are looking for a solidly working, playable SH-5, please continue, and see the photos for the best impression."


via this auction

"Super warm sounding vintage analog polysynth

It has been extensively serviced (all key contacts cleaned, all tact switches renewed, power supply recapped), And it has MIDI IN fitted !

It's in a very beautiful, well preserved condition. Smoke free and clean.

Everything is working perfectly, and the great analog sound quality speaks for itself."

Roland Jupiter 8 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Sequential Circuits Prelude Polyphonic 49-Key Keyboard / Synthesizer

via this auction

Bad Gear - Ri-di-cu-lous

video upload by AudioPilz

"Become a Patron and get access to music clips from the show, additional content, Bad Gear samples and even more AudioPilz madness

Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland JD-08. Is this digital synthesizer, member of the Roland Boutique family and miniscule version of the somewhat legendary Roland JD-800 a worthwhile alternative to the 1991 original? Did they emulate the red glue too? Is this synth just ri-di-cu-lous ?

I carpe diemed the hell out of Beeple's public domain VJ loops in the finale:

00:00 Intro tune
01:07 Overview Roland Boutique JD-08
01:45 Palette Faders
01:54 Displays, Menus, Differences to the Original
02:21 Polyphony, Engine, Tone Layers, Multitimbrality
03:03 Waveforms, ROM expansions (or lack thereof)
03:27 Filter (Roland Zenology)
03:52 Envelopes
04:19 LFOs, Additional Features
04:35 FX Section
04:52 Patches (Sound Examples)
05:22 Sequencer
05:45 Arpeggiator, Clock Input
05:53 What else??? (Noise Issues, Rear Panel, Pricing, Thanks)
06:22 Hate
06:47 Jam 1
07:40 Jam 2
08:41 Finale
09:16 Verdict"

Hologram Microcosm: Electric Piano and Mono Synth

video upload by Hologram Electronics

"In addition to its eccentric effects, Microcosm can be used in more traditional sound design contexts too!

🎹 The electric piano here (Hohner Pianet) has no onboard effects. With Microcosm's Looper Only mode, we created a chorus + reverb effect to run the Pianet through."

The Sound of Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue - Moog Minimoog Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-23 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant from the year 1982
Recreation by RetroSound

I used here the Moog Minimoog (1978) for all sound parts.

The Moog Minimoog Synthesizer is one of the big legendary synths in music history. Used by many pop and rock groups in the 70s, 80s and today. Here can you find the full Minimoog playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The Minimoog playlist:"

YAMAHA CS-60 - one song - one synth - live looping

video upload by The Synth King

"Here you find my edited version of a live looping session with my Yamaha CS-60 and the Boss RC-505 MK2. Since the CS-60 can hold only one user preset plus the panel setttings, it's not that easy to change sounds on the fly. The song structure is quite simple. Everything you hear is basicly improvisation except for the chord progression which I wrote down beforehand.
Enjoy the music!

Friday Jam _ Perkons HD01 - Vermona perfourmer mk2 - sequential pro 3 - synthstrom deluge

video upload by Makis Zeg

Access Virus TI - Classic Sounds [SOUNDSET]

video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of classic vintage sounds (Bass, Brass, Keys, Lead, Organ, Pad, Pluck, Seq, Other) dedicated to Access Virus TI & TI2 . I've always loved classic sounds like Oberheim OB-X, Roland SH-101, Moog Minimoog, Sequential Prophet, Roland TB-303, Roland Juno 60, Fender Rhodes or Hammond B3. I decided to recreate them with one of my favorite synthesizers. I really like Access Virus TI for its functionality and sound. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. Check out my soundset:"


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"Italo Disco Machines?
Not false - but these two hotties offer a bit more than that.
Launched around the same time in the mid-80s, none of them caused much stir but at least the Programmer 24 was exported widely and they pop up on the market even in the US.
Overrun by sleeker Japanese machines, most Solton units probably seemed a bit dated at the moment of their release but re-adjusting the rearview mirror a bit we think they sound pretty great.
The Solton Programmer 24 is the obvious song writing tool while the Project 100 adds the depth and richness in sound that the former machine lacks.
For effects we're using the Schulte Compact Phasing, the digital delay unit Vermona DEG-50 and the mini rack multi-effect LEM FX22.
We'll be exploring the Solton Programmer 24 and Solton Project 100 further so stick around.

Vintage Audio Institute is a gear vendor and recording facility in Florence Italy."

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