MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 16, 2023

Thursday, February 16, 2023

OXI Instruments Introduces Coral 8 Voice Eurorack Module

via OXI Instruments


8 full voices
massive sound
built-in FXs
14 hp
8 full voice polyphonic, multipart, multi engine synthesizer
with sample playback, sweet reverb and chorus.

Create pads, basslines, riffs and drums. All in one module.

Group voices into parts and assign each voice a different engine or parameter settings to create complex patches.

Play it like a poly synth, a groovebox or go for cv and deep patching.

Synthwave Astrophotography Adventures

video upload by Jeremy Parker

"My love of astrophotography and synthesizers has combined forces once again in my latest collection of images put to music. This journey through the cosmos represents almost 60 individual processed images/videos, each of which may be comprised of hundreds of exposures! The sounds were from the Arturia Polybrute, Korg OPSIX / OPSIX native VST, Korg miniKORG 700fs VST and Addictive Drums II.

Much of the imaging was done at my favorite dark sky site, the Pemigewasset Overlook in Lincoln, NH. But many of the long total exposure deep-space images came from home under my light pollution with the astro camera and filters. I listed some of the dorky details below:

Scope: StellarVue SV102T, SFFX1 flattener, Gerd Neumann CTU, MoonLite NiteCrawler
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC-Eight G11, Spring-loaded OPWB on DEC, O-Vision Worm on RA
Cameras: QHY600 & QHYCFW3-L w/Chroma LRGB & 3nm Ha/OIII/SII, Nikon D5300 H-alpha mod, Nikon Z6, GoPro Hero8 Black
Lenses: Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8, Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
Guiding & Alignment: StellarVue F50 GuideScope & ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Cam, QHY Polemaster
Computer & Software: Surface Pro Windows 10, ASCOM POTH, CdC, PHD2, SGP, Backyard Nikon

Check out all my original music here:"

Sequential Prophet X | A masterpiece, but very underrated

video upload by Espen Kraft

"With 2 sample instruments (engines), 2 extra synth oscillators and analog SSM-style filters & amps, the Prophet X has a lot going for it. I was looking for one keyboard to rule them all. All my custom samples inside. Works great!
As I have to have a sample engine (instrument) to be able to gather most of the sounds I need for alive gig, some synths like the Oberheim OB-X8, 3rd Wave or similar wouldn't be the right choice. I thought about the Waldorf Quantum, but it doesn't have the easy of use and I really dislike touch screen setups, the same way I dislike smartphones and iPads. For the same reason. I want buttons and knobs, also when programming."

00:00 Intro
00:38 Overview
01:18 Sample stretch
02:25 Building up a patch
07:05 Conclusion

Poly Mod strings sound with Sequential Trigon-6 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"I used the great Soundtower Sequential Trigon-6 editor when recording the material -

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

Enjoy! :)"

Creation Modular Systems Drum Synth - New Pics

Two new pics in via @KleineMusic.

See this post for additional details.

Moog Subsequent 25 & Sub Phatty: 16 Free Drone Presets. Demo

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Distorted Drones' is a collection of 16 free patches for Moog Subsequent 25 and Sub Phatty. There are massive, dirty, noisy, saturated, bright, and epic tones.
The presets are suitable for 'hard' genres of music: Hardcore, Noise Ambient, Dark Techno, Industrial, Cinematic, Breakbeat, Trap, Dubstep, and others.

The pack is free, but any donation is appreciated.
đź–˛ Get the soundset:

The presets are velocity-sensitive.
ModWheel adds expression or movement.

Not supported by Sub 37 and Subsequent 37.
The presets are uploaded via official Moog Editor/Librarian.
Make sure you are using the latest firmware version."

Synclavier Regen Demo

video upload by Paul Schilling

"A selection of my factory presets for the Regen, with the Hydrasynth set to MPE mode. I was thrilled to be able to work on this wonderful machine.

Plenty of examples of MPE poly-aftertouch. A couple of movie references are thrown in. :)

I like the ease with which you can throw together additive, subtractive and sample layers with this interface, and mold them in various ways. The Regen can sound very warm and organic, as well as a wide digital-sounding spectrum.

All reverb in this demo and other things that sound like FX (chorus etc.) are coming from the Regen."

Sequential Prophet 6 - Failing Joints of the Machine | Catching the Wind

video upload by Pixel Notes Music

"Here's a song I made with my Prophet 6, named 'Failing Joints of the Machine'."

Sequential Prophet 6 - Catching the Wind

Live Chill Out Session

video upload by Makis Zeg

"i have use the sequential pro 3,Synthstrom Deluge,Perkons HD01,Perfourmer mk2"

Oktavision - American angel Live @ 8ball 18 September 2022

video upload by Okta Vision

The above is a live performance in via new supporting member Athanasios Apostolidis. The following is what he had to say:

"I have a synth band called Oktavision and we perform live with plenty of gear, Theremins , nord lead 2x ,DSI evolver desktop, Vermona mono lancet, Korg Minilogue, a Beatstep pro for sequencing duties paired with a laptop which i use to send program change to all of the gear for every song change. We have a live drummer and we occasionally play electric guitar but we are a 100% live synth band."

video description:

Live @8ball Thessaloniki supporting Boomstate.
Drums - Vocals : Psi
Synths - Theremin : Duru Duru
Synths Drum Machine - Vocals : Thana.sys
Sound engineer : Dennis Konstandinidis
Camera : John Carabelas


video upload by Audiorial

"Hey gals 'n guys,
Pizza of Bastl Instruments is one of my favorite sound generator which can play in a lot of style. Before to publish the video manual, here is a few example of things we can do with the oscillator from Bastl Instruments. Timetable below

00:00 intro
00:13 Dronosphear
03:11 Berlin School
06:20 Running Arpeggio
09:30 Many Iteritas
12:25 Chord Osc
17:43 Highway to Bell
19:52 The New Wave
22:23 1 Million FM Basses
26:47 Kick+Snare I
28:47 The New Beat
30:38 Kick+Snare II
32:28 Ambient Lane"

blackbox voyager prophet6 sv1 jam

video upload by jostalmac

Misha Eventide : Scale Surfing & endless possibilities

video upload by Alexander Spree

"Mein erster Eindruck und Spielversuch mit Eventides Super Tonreihen & Skalen Sequencer und polyphonen Chord Quantizer."

"My first impression and attempt to play with Eventide's Super Tone Series & Skalen Sequencer and polyphonic Chord Quantizer."

Sequential OB-6 on the left.

What Is Music From Outer Space?

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

@synthcube749 MFOS PCB's AND KITS :-

Sequencing Sequencers

video upload by boxoftextures

"Really powerful sequencer technique, I spent a lot of the past weekend working on variations of these sequences and am pretty stoked about it. The concept is not my original idea, was from an 'I had a breakthrough' post in one of my iPad music Facebook groups. Using one sequencer, Euclidean, not for notes but to start and stop two other sequencers, so you end up with ever-changing note patterns. Sounds amazing, really happy with the idea and with the results.

AUM as the studio, with Euclidean stopping and starting two copies of Atom Piano Roll 2, which are sending notes to two copies of iSEM. And another iSEM playing a bass sequence from Euclidean for good measure.

Euclidean, from 4Pockets -
Atom Piano Roll 2 -
Arturia iSEM -

One thing I neglected to mention in the video is the gate length. Default is I think 25%, which is fine for most normal purposes. But if you set it to 5% it might only play the first four notes of a 19-note sequence. But on the other hand, the reason my A sequence plays twice through before it stops is because I set the gate length to 80%, so the "note" is held for quite some time, which then means that the sequence it triggered keeps playing. Different gate lengths, different effects. I spent a good bit of time on that in the first take but completely forgot it in the second, alas.

Also, you can probably do this with any number of sequencers, doesn't necessarily have to be Euclidean and Atom Piano Roll 2. I just happen to like those.


Quick generative test - Krell patches, etc. - 0-Coast, Pico Sys III, Volca Modular, MoFX

video upload by SynthAddict

"you can see in the live chat when I added each module and what it was setup to play.

then I made various manual live tweaks on top of the evolving generative patch functions"

1983 Roland SH-101 32-Key Monophonic Synthesizer Gray SN 386009

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Roland JP-8000 49-Key Analog Modeling Synthesizer SN AM66632

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The JP-8000 is a classic analog modeling synth, it is famous for being the original synth to include the super saw waveform. There is full control of all the parameters on the front panel causing there to be little menu diving.

This classic is in immaculate condition, a total time capsule! Recently calibrated and has a freshly installed battery. Purchased from the original owner, super clean! Screen protector is still in place."

18 Voice Korg Z1 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 003688

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix-12 & a Dinner

via this auction

"* US model (the better version)
* fresh from service
* new PSU
* new FATAR keyboard with aftertouch
* original Oberheim Keyboard without aftertouch on the side
* incl Roadcase
* incl extra sounds on sysex

Location : Vienna / Austria
if you come to pickup : dinner and intense synth-nerd talk included :-)

can be delivered in Person between Vienna/Austria and ZĂĽrich/Switzerland (Austria, south Germany, North Italy, Switzerland)"

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"The word BEAST comes to mind... This is a module that's basically a 6 voice Matrix 12 sans the keyboard! The Matrix patching allows for the most elaborate sounds you could make with an analog synth. It has 5 LFOs!! Create deep, elaborate sounds for years to come! In very good to excellent condition, and functions exactly as it should! It's a fantastic spaceship of a synth!"

Roland System 100M Modular Synthesizer - Roland Studio System Synthesiser 191-J

via this auction

"Has the standard configuration in the 191-J case / power unit.

112 Dual VCO SN 890912
121 Dual VCF SN 900870
130 Dual VCA SN 760224
140 Dual Envelope SN 750224
150 Ring Mod/Noise/S&H/LFO SN 770579

This unit was put together by EMIS in Bristol in the early 2000's. It was originally a 100V model and EMIS changed the transformer for a 240V. One of the cables that connects the modules to the power supply is a replacement, the other four, original. I have switched the slider caps for some new ones which I found a bit easier to control when you're trying to move the sliders small amounts. The original slider caps are included as well (the last couple of photos show the S100M with the original caps on)."

Roland Jupiter 6 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This J-6 is from 1985 according to the serial # decoder (565XXX)

This version has the MIDI thru"

Roland SH-1

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synth

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Beautiful condition wonderfully musical Korg Monopoly. Reluctant to sell this! Custom wood body and side panel. I’m not the original owner, I did replace the wood panels and checked out the circuits. You can see it’s been serviced and I can confirm it is the original circuitry (looks like at some point someone may have modded the filter, a common adjustment with these, then later someone else restored it to the original circuit). Like many vintage analog VCO synths it takes a minute to warm up before the tuning is stable."

Teenage Engineering PO-33 K.O. w/ MPO XS - MPC Style Case

via this auction

"Pocket operator K.O. synth and sampler! Awesome tool to have around. It can sample audio and edit it, then create drum patterns and sequences and play it back through the built in speaker or connect headphones / other audio devices. Connect this P.O. with other Pocket Operators and the possibilities really open up! This one comes in a boutique silicone case that feels comfortable and will protect the p.o. from pretty much anything. Please ask any questions you may have before purchasing and thanks for looking!"

"Piano Phase" - Steve Reich (1967) - modular synthesizer arrangement

video upload by glkibler

"My modular interpretation of Steve Reich's 1967 landmark piece, originally composed for piano and tape machine. I've shortened the typical 15 minute duration with a version that is about a third as long by speeding up the phase a bit.

The 5U modulars I'm using here are two prototypes I hand-built in 2014 using mainly Yves Usson's (Yusynth) circuit designs - ones, I might add, that I painstakingly transcribed from his original printed circuit designs to my own veroboard layouts. These were originally housed in cheap Ikea bookshelves but last year I broke down and bought two very nice-looking cabinets, though I retained my own power supplies. The two 960 sequencers above are simply Behringer 960s I had re-housed inside full-size matching panels and cabinets.

I am using Ableton to supply the midi that shifts the phase and it is what is driving the two modulars. Each modular has its own built-in sequencer though and while I have done a version of this piece using those, the results are too variable since I'm basically setting the speed of the two by ear.

The MIDI visual that shows intermittently here is some freeware called MAMPlayer (Music Animation Machine MIDI Player)."

HOW TO MAKE: Trentemøller's bitcrushing lo-fi sounds

video upload by

"We will show you how to utilize these features in the context of 2 tracks by @trentemollerOfficial called Miss you and Moan. Trentemøller's music is known for extensive use of bitcrushing effects.
His tracks fit really well into the long, dark winters, characterised by imperfections and somewhat broken character of the sound, so we just had to try and recreate it and process it using our Ghost eurorack effect module.

Original tracks:"

Trentemøller: Miss You

video upload by Trentemøller

"A tune I’m still very proud of. Written and recored in two hours! That was it. I didn’t change a single note afterwards because I was so happy with the result. I captured that longing vibe I had late that night and it still is a song I love to play live in different versions."

Trentemøller - Moan

video upload by

"Video for Trentemøller: Moan (Trentemøller remix radioedit), directed by Niels GrĂĄbøl and Ulrik Crone. In memory of Laika (✝1957), the first living creature in space. The song is available on the double-CD "The Trentemøller Chronicles". Original version of Moan appears on the Trentemøller album "The Last Resort" (2006)."

AI018 Eurorack Stereo Matrix Mixer

video upload by AI Synthesis

AI018 DIY Eurorack Stereo Matrix Mixer Build Guide Video

"The AI018 Eurorack Stereo Matrix Mixer is an 8 in, 8 out matrix mixer that allows for the flexible routing of inputs in and out of each other."

See the dealers on the right for availability.

"The AI018 Eurorack Stereo Matrix Mixer is a compact 8-in, 8-out matrix mixer. A matrix mixer is used to route audio or cv signals from multiple sources to different destinations. There are sixteen potentiometers, with each potentiometer controlling the amount a given stereo input pair (1-4) will be sent to a given stereo output (A-D).

A common usage for the AI018 would be as an effects send, with one or more inputs, and one or more effect inputs and outputs. Using the AI018 Stereo Matrix Mixer in this way, inputs can be sent to multiple effects, and the effects can be sent to each other, and even back into themselves, expanding the depth of the effects."

Radical Frequencies melodic sequence 70 bpm

video upload by Radical Frequencies Modular

"The source of sound is the Dual Precision Vco (4 different waveforms saw and sine of alpha plus triangle and pulse of beta ) through RF mixer transistor circuit and then into Scota Vcf used as mono in bandpass mode and using the internal cross modulation across with random modulations and lfos. Sequencers are beatstep pro and Befaco muxlicer."

Polyend Tracker - Break the Tempo

video upload by Polyend

"The Tracker's tempo can be changed per step in track FX, A feature you can't find in most grooveboxes. Here are a couple of tips on ways to use the Tempo effect on Tracker."

Hydrasynth Explorer vs MiniFreak face off in a Compact Synth Bass demo.

video upload by LeSynth

"This video is a demo comparison of the ASM Hydrasynth Explorer and Arturia MiniFreak synthesizers, focusing specifically on their bass sounds. They can sound HUGE. Both have an excellent, varied set of bass presets to get you started, and to get people dancing!"

Pearl DRUM-X Programmable Electronic Drums DRX-1 controlled by TR-8

video upload by SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Pearl DRUM-X Programmable Electronic Drums DRX-1 80's analog drum synthesizer rack
1. Snare and 2. Bass Drum sequenced by Roland TR-8 Drum Machine
3. Tom and 4. Hihat comes from TR-8"

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb

Prodigy with Filter FM #analogsynthesizer #moog #moogprodigy

video upload by Franz Kreimer Keys

Also see Vocal Sounds with Minimoog #shorts #synth #synthesizer #retrosound #minimoog #moogsynthesizer.

Another Michael's One Minute Synthesis Minute

video upload by HAINBACH

"I have mostly disregarded Dynacord tape echoes - the are pretty common and cheap in Germany, and a Roland Space Echo was more desireable. Turns out, I was wrong to do so. As I played the Echocord Super 76 on a guest musician gig I immediately realized what it can do, be played like an instrument.


Elka Drummer One & Teenage Engeering OP-1 featured.

Dronecomputer - System 55 & Shared System

video upload by Ehsan Gelsi

Kraftwerk´s The Robots recreation

video upload by Iconic Synth sounds programming

"Recreation of the song using sounds programmed from scratch (no sampling), mostly with Massive and also Monark from Native Instruments.
Kick drum and Snare from Battery 4.
Mix done mainly with Reaper stock plugins.
I think is close to the original and shows the capabilities of both Massive and Monark.
For every single sound in the song there is / there will be a tutorial in this channel. At the moment Pt 3 is uploaded and currently working in video Pt 4 (the Bassline)."

Introducing the Nord Stage 4

video uploads by nordkeyboards

Playlist (check back for the last three):
1. Introducing the Nord Stage 4 - teaser
2. Julian "J3PO" Pollack showcasing the Nord Stage 4
3. Nord Stage 4: Joshua Domfeh - Mayfair
4. Nord Stage 4: Natalie Tenenbaum - Powerball
5. Nord Stage 4: Timothée Bakoglu - Roots Like This
6. Nord Stage 4: Amanda Birkenfalk - Stella [live at 11]
7. Nord Stage 4: Dominique Xavier - Just Because [live at 1]
8. Nord Stage 4: Daniel Weatherspoon - Old Town Medley [live at 2:59]

Press Release follows:

A new generation of our iconic flagship series.

With an intuitive new panel design, a premium triple sensor keybed, complete effect sections for each layer and massive enhancements to our award-winning technologies, the Nord Stage 4 sets a new standard.

The Nord Stage 4 features a brand new panel design with dedicated LED faders for each Layer, providing exceptional overview and flexibility when creating sounds and performing live. The new Preset Library is packed with inspiring ready-to-use Piano, Synth and Organ sounds for quick and smooth patch creation.

The Layer Scene lets you seamlessly switch between two different sound setups at the touch of a button. Adding a powerful new Effect section coupled with versatile pedal options and a premium Triple Sensor keybed, the Nord Stage 4 offers a new level of musical expression.


The Nord Stage 4 comes with a new enhanced collection of Grands, Uprights and Electric Pianos from our exclusive Nord Piano Library combined with new features such as Dynamic compression and Unison.


The Synth section with its three independent Layers is based on the powerful Nord Wave 2 Synth Engine, including Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Digital Waves. An extensive new collection of samples from the Nord Sample Library offers a broad sonic palette of Strings, Bass, Choirs, Guitars and much more. The advanced Arpeggiator features new Polyphonic, Gate and Pattern modes and can be used for a huge variety of rhythmic applications with customizable patterns.


The Organ section features our award-winning simulations of B3 Tonewheel, B3 Bass, classic Vox and Farfisa as well as two Pipe Organ models. All Stage 4 models are equipped with our new Physical drawbars with LED indicators for optimal hands-on experience and overview.


The Nord Stage 4 has a powerful new Effect section offering a complete setup of Effects for each Layer. The extensive range of Effects includes a new Pump effect for tempo synced or pedal controlled side chain modulation, a new Spin effect and brand new variations of Reverb, Delay, Amps and Modulation effects.


The Nord Stage 4 comes in three models:

v Enhanced collection of Uprights, Grands, EPs and more
v Dynamic Compression v Unison feature
v Creative Timbre presets
v Nord Wave 2 Synth Engin
v 3 independent Synth Layer
v Doubled sample memory
v Enhanced samples with Tru-Vibrato, Unison and Round Robin
v Extensive real time control
v Advanced Arpeggiator with Polyphonic, Gate and Pattern mode
v Extern mode for advanced MIDI control
v Award-winning organ simulations of B3, Vox/Farfisa and Pipe Organ model
v Physical drawbars with LED indicator v New B3 Bass mod
v Drawbar Live mod
v Model 122 Vintage Rotary Speaker with normal or close mic positions
v Dedicated Effect section per Laye
v New Variations for Modulation, Amp, Delay and Reverb Effect
v New Spring, Booth and Cathedral Reverb
v New Pump effect
v New Spin effect
v New Flam and Space Delay

Nord Stage 4 88 with a fully weighted Triple Sensor keybed (A-C) with aftertouch and Physical Drawbars with LED indicators.
Nord Stage 4 73 with a fully weighted Triple Sensor keybed (E-E) with aftertouch and Physical Drawbars with LED indicators.

​Nord Stage 4 Compact with a 73-note Semi Weighted Waterfall Triple Sensor keybed (E-E) with aftertouch and Physical Drawbars with LED indicators.



Our new range of premium pedals are equipped with continuous sensors for optimal dynamic control. The left and middle pedals of the Nord Triple Pedal 2 can be assigned to control the Pump effect, Layer Scenes, Program Changes, Rotor Speed and more. Both pedals give you access to the Pedal Noise and Half Damping features of the Piano section.

Nord Triple Pedal 2
v Continuous sensors for maximum control v Pedal Noise and Half Damping
v Can be assigned to control Layer Scene II, Pump, Tap Tempo, Synth Vibrato, Program Up/Dn and Rotor Speed

Nord Single Pedal 2
v Continuous sensor for maximum control
v Pedal Noise and Half Damping
v Can be assigned to control Rotor Speed or used as a Morph source


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