MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 27, 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - First Contact (with text typos)

video upload by SynthAddict

"Arecibo Answered - The end of the Fermi Paradox (if aliens landed/contacted us) :-)

NI Maschine+ and Moog Theremini (difficult to play with gear interference) Familiar intro to 'famous' aliens, quickly turns dark, as I’m sure plenty of aliens would enjoy some dark/creepy/moody music. :-)

The Arecibo messaage contains a few prime numbers and one semiprime.
semiprime =1679 bits long (210 bytes)
                 = 23x79
23 rows in the transmission
73 columns in the transmission
*for my jam I tripled the 23 to get 69 as my global jam tempo*

Ugh, and I ran out of time to fix my text insert typos and re-render the video... :-("

Bio Instruments - String Filter & Crumar - Per Note Sample Sounds - Mark Steiner

video upload by Mark Steiner

"Demo of layered new sounds (and then brief solos) that are new additions to my Per Note Sample collection for wind synths.

1 of these is an 8 octave per note sample of Analog Saw Waves played through Nyle Steiner's string filter. Ah, and the VCO happens to be from a Steiner Synthesytem Module.

The other 6 are samples per note from a Crumar EVI.

All made for wind synth.

Played on Johan Berglund's wonderful NuEVI."

Getting Started with the ARP Odyssey Full Size Kit

video upload by Korg

See this post for additional details.

"Looking for squelchy bass and shrieking leads? This limited edition ARP Odyssey Full Size Kit is ready to give you the punchy, zappy, edgy, tight sound you need. Korg Product Manager Natalie Chami guides us through the unboxing and build of this classic synth and takes us on some sonic explorations!

The ARP Oyssey Full Size Kit is a complete revival of the legendary duophonic analog synth first released in 1972. It includes all three revisions of the filter with the addition of both a new Drive switch and modern connectivity (USB, MIDI, and Headphone Out). Become a synth architect and join the ARP legacy by building an ARP Odyssey with your own hands!

All parts and tools included; no soldering or previous technical knowledge needed.

The track you hear in this video is by Natalie Chami aka TALsounds All sounds used are from the ARP Odyssey FS Kit.

0:00 - 0:36 = Unboxing
0:37 - 1:34 = Build
1:35 - 2:49 = How to create an Initialized Patch
2:50 - 2:59 = Sound Demo 1
3:00 - 3:09 = Sound Demo 2
3:10 - 3:17 = Sound Demo 3
3:18 - 3:27 = Sound Demo 4
3:28 - 3:44 = Sound Demo 5
3:45 - 3:59 = Sound Demo 6
4:00 - 4:13 = Sound Demo 7
4:14 - 4:48 = Sound Demo 8
4:49 - 5:19 = Sound Demo 9
5:20 - 5:35 = Sound Demo 10
5:36 - 5:57 = Sound Demo 11
5:58 - 6:20 = Sound Demo 12"

NEW Electronica Jam For Spacing Out šŸŒŒ Buchla Modular Synth, Octatrack, TD-3, and Nord Modular G1

video upload by The Galaxy Electric

"This was spacey jam involving the Buchla style Modular 200 series, Octatrack for sequencing and effects, TD-3 for stabs, and 1979 Stereo Microsound Processor for Clouds based textures. Jacqueline's vocal chain is a Pigtronix Infinity Looper v1 fed by two Boss RE-20s and a Shure Beta 87C mike. This is a spacey ambient stream that gets a little lazer-y and wubb-y at times."

Moogfest 2016 Moog Minimoog Model D Reissue SERIAL #30 (SN 0030)

via this auction

"This is a mint Moogfest 2016 MiniMoog Model D reissue, bearing the serial number 30. I bought it myself at the Moogfest market and kept the box, foam, and plastic bag."

Sequential Trigon 6 - GEOSynths Synthesizer Review

video upload by GEOSynths

"I recently bought a Sequential Trigon 6, as I've made multiple Banks for both the Prophet 6 and OB6, both of which are fantastic Synthesizers. When they announced the Trigon, I knew I'd have to get one and while there are certain Headlines, such as the "Ladder Filter", for me there are others elements that I love about it, which are not featured on the Prophet 6 or OB6.

Here I give an Overview of the Synth, go through the Workflow, have a little more detail on the Filter and highlight some of the Patches I've already made for this fantastic Synth."

#sequential #geosynths #synthesizer

00:00 - Intro
01:37 - Overview
04:38 - Build Quality
06:10 - Workflow
06:19 - Oscillator Section
07:40 - PWM
10:25 - Sound Design
18:07 - Poly Mod
25:04 - Drive/Feedback
26:27 - Filter Test
32:29 - Nightshade GEO
33:12 - Deep Cut GEO
33:43 - Rushed GEO
34:10 - In Time GEO
35:46 - Arp4Ever GEO
36:30 - Solina GEO
37:34 - Acoustix GEO
38:01 - Boogie Lead GEO
38:34 - Tea Time GEO
39:25 - Driven Bass GEO
40:01 - Vocalize GEO
40:58 - Thrusted GEO
41:25 - Horizon GEO
42:05 - Childs Play GEO
42:41 - Final Thoughts
43:27 - Pros & Cons"

Prophet 10 & Oberheim OBX8 80' Don't Cry Tonight - Remake -

video upload by SMV Producer

"Here I tried to nail the same sounds of a song that I loved when I was 14-15.

Sequential Prophet 5 + 10 INHALT Factory Continuum Patches Demo

video upload by INHALTVIDEO

"Instant download of these patches here:
2023 marks the 10 year anniversary of my sound design employment with Sequential. To commemorate this occasion I created a very special library for my favorite analog synth-the Prophet 5. Of all the Sequential synthesizers I've worked on, I feel like the factory patches I made for the Rev4 are most exhibitive of the INHALT sound (particularly patch 1 of the factory bank).

Following in the footsteps of the factory patches I made that ship with the Rev4, I decided to develop this continuation add-on library: "Factory Continuum". What's presented is a full group of 40 patches in the definitive INHALT style of usability and elegance. Basses that sit seamlessly against a kick drum, deep pads and strings, a plethora of classic and cinematic suspense patches and even some drums for good measure. They all have that special sound that only the Prophet 5 (and 10) is capable of delivering and many take advantage of the added velocity and aftertouch controls for ultimate playability.

This patch library overwrites group 5 of the preset banks so if you have patches saved there, make sure to back them up before sending this library to your synth. All of the patches are compatible with both the Prophet 5 and 10 Rev4. This is an instant download."

Boris from Joranalogue Spills Patching Secrets! See what he Revealed at Perfect Circuit

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Boris from Joranalogue came by to reveal the shocking truth: as it turns out, you can make some pretty sick beats with a modular synthesizer.

Joranalogue's unique approach to synthesizer design leaves a lot open to the performer's imagination. Rather than building straightforward, conventional sound sources, controllers, or processors, they instead make highly multi-functional modules that can cover a lot of different ground in any given patch. While that can be inspiring for some, it might be intimidating for others...but luckily, Boris is here to show us the way.

In this demo, Boris shows how a number of their modules can interact to create everything from evolving sound design to high-controlled rhythms and beyond. If you're into super powerful, performable modular synths—and hey, who isn't?—then you're gonna want to take a long hard look at what Joranalogue is doing.

Get a overview of Joranalogue modules:

Shop the Joranalogue Catalog including the new Step 8

#joranalogue #eurorack #modularsynth #step8"

Showroom Sessions: Coracle and Lark

video upload by Patchwerks

"Live performances by Coracle and Lark in the Patchwerks showroom.
Video By: Stephen Ly"

Pittsburgh Modular Synth Box + JU60-VCF Eurorack Filter [Demo 2]

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2023

More raw sounds of the JU60-VCF, no effects.
Headphones or good monitors recommended.
Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, no other mastering or effects.

JU60-VCF is a eurorack adaptation of the Roland Juno-6/60 + Jupiter-8 lowpasss filter.
Check my Reverb store for JU60-VCF availability"

JHS Pedals Spring Tank, Kodiak and Fuzz Series 3 deeper review (Korg Drumlogue, Moog CDX, JX-3P, ...

video upload by Knobs & Switches

"Here is my deeper Review about the JHS Pedals: Spring Tank Reverb, Kodiak Tremolo and the Series 3 Fuzz with the help of my Korg Drumlogue, Moog CDX (White Elephant), Roland JX-3P, Yamaha GS-2, B.Box Modulation Delay and Auto Wah, Malekko Scrutator, Boss DD-5, OBNE Rever, Maestro Ranger and TC.Electronics SCF.

Original title track "cat" by dkdent from the album "360 MB Grand Cru":

00:00:00​ Intro
00:00:34​ Title Track
00:01:24 Epilogue
00:03:19 Sound Demos with Moog CDX & Korg Drumlogue
00:05:04 Spring Tank Reverb
00:10:06 Kodiak Tremolo
00:17:50 Series 3 Fuzz
00:24:35 Conclusion
00:26:33 Outro Track "Cat"

Used Equipment: Apple iPhone 11 & 14 Pro Max, Sony ZV-1, Sony ECM-W2BT, Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo, Steinberg Cubase 12 and Final Cut Pro X"

Korg Drumlogue Hybrid Drum Machine - Sonic LAB Review

video upload by sonicstate

"Korg's Drumlogue is now finally shipping so we got our hands on one. With 11 voices - four analogue and 6 Digital (samples) plus a virtual DSP synth voice, Reverb and Delay on send FX, a Master FX, stereo out and four mono (single voice) outputs, there's a decent feature set.

Editor Nick takes a look.

00:00 Intro and overview
04:25 Voices overview
11:25 Nano voice and MIDI demo
12:47 Mix and output assignments
14:20 User samples
16:56 Breakbeat pattern example
18:35 External MIDI recording
20:38 Memory structure and saving
23:35 Chaining
24:56 On board pattern examples
27:09 Grooves, pattern lengths, probabilities
28:28 Wrap and final thoughts
29:52 Playout"

The Brooklyn Bridge - A ride with original music

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We take a ride over New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge, starting on the FDR Drive in Manhattan and ending in Downtown Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 as the first span crossing the East River and the longest and tallest suspension bridge at the time. It is still instantly recognizable with its stone arched towers and unique cable system.

If you haven't yet seen our FDR Drive video (from the Third Avenue Bridge in the Bronx to the start of the Brooklyn Bridge), we recommend checking that out as well: [posted here]

• The FDR Drive - a...

Original electronic music by Amanda Chaudhary featuring: Octave CAT analog synthesizer
Cherry Audio Elka-X
Korg modwave
Arturia DX7 V, 2600 V, Stage 73 V
Arturia MiniFreak
EastWest Stormdrum 3"

Monotron Inception (3 KORG Monotrons in a chain)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Just for the heck of it, I decided to find out what it sounds like when you plug the KORG Monotron into the KORG Monotron Duo into the KORG Monotron Delay. It's like a Monotron inception!

See a shootout of the 3 Monotrons here:" [posted here]

Sounds of Synth // Electric Showcase 2 - Live Synth Set

video upload by Sounds of Synth

"Hey all

I had the great pleasure of being invited to take part in the second Electric Showcase hosted by Electronisounds Audio.

This is my 10 minute set. I hope you enjoy



Equipment Used

Ableton Live 10
Novation Launchpad Mk 2
Arturia Minilab Mk 2
Elektron Digitakt
Novation Tracks
Access Virus TI
Sequential PRO 3
Korg Minilogue XD
Focusrite Scarlett Gen 3 18i8"

Another demo of Wave builder on the Gotharman's LD3 W. Voices

video upload by Meska

"Here another possible use of the Wavebuilder on the gotharman LD3 :)

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expƩrimental" 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 ;)"

Bongo Roulette

video upload by Todd Barton

"Can you guess when the next silence is, when the next flurry might arrive? Enjoy!
White Noise from the Buchla 200 Reissue series: 266 Source of Uncertainty to the 230 Envelope Follower and beyond.

My Patreon:"

ARP 2500 Bible - Matrix Switch Patching

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"This video explores the Cherry Matrix Switch patching system used by the ARP 2500 modular synthesizer. We're demonstrating in detail the possible uses of a matrix switching system using a one-of-a-kind Cherry Matrix Switch 10x10 module. We're patching a system made up of the Behringer ARP 2500 modules.
Check it out!"

Let's build the Behringer Neutron in VCV Rack

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Here is the final patch with the PatchMaster interface -

00:00 - Introduction
00:28 - The patch
15:12 - The interface

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

"Modular Highway Patrol" on Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Front Disaster

"I made this track when playing around with the lovely Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas module."

This Is A Test - The Wizard's Hand prototype - ambient energy to cv translator

video upload by Mountainking Electronics

"The Wizard's Hand is part of a group of designs called bio-intergration interface devices. These devices have come about as a result of my ongoing search for not only new ways of using our physical bodies to control and effect electronic musical instruments but also finding ways to tap into and use the ambient energy fields that surround our bodies to influence these instruments.

The Wizard's Hand works by sensing the effects our bodies have on the surrounding electrical and electro-magnetic energy fields and translating those effects into a varying control voltage. It is an organic device who's sensitivity and effects can change from day today, place to place, person to person, etc, etc. The user needs to learn to "feel" the energy fields surrounding the Wizard's Hand through the use of intuition to "lock in" on these subtle energies and gain better manipulative powers over them.

In the video the Wizard's Hand is plugged into the pitch cv input on a VCO. There is a toggle switch that switches the signal at the OUTPUT jack from the Wizard's Hand circuit to the EXT IN jack. With nothing plugged into the EXT IN jack moving the switch to the EXT position allows you to instantly disconnect the Wizard's Hand from whatever you have it interfaced to. This is demonstrated in the very beginning of the video. The Wizard's Hand has two knobs, one called SLEW, this adjust a "glide" or "portamento" type circuit which the control voltage that comes from the Wizard's Hand is sent through. There is also an OUTPUT knob, this allows you to attenuate the CV signal that is available at the OUTPUT jack when the accompanying toggle switch is in the W.H. position. There is also a toggle switch that allows you to limit the maximum cv level to 5v dc. Lastly, there is aƬ toggle switch that allows you to switch between the Wizard's Hand putting out a varying control voltage or an on/off gate signal.

The Wizard's Hand is an experimental device and as such will require more testing before the circuit is finalized.

If you would like to purchase the Wizard's Hand or have any questions please email me:

Thank you,

Yamaha DX100 SN 31545 w/ KS10 & Original Boxes

via this auction

"You are looking at a Yamaha Digital Synthesizer w/ Yamaha Keyboard Speaker.

Yamaha Synthesizer DX100
Yamaha Keyboard Speaker KS10"

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"KSR have carried out a service on this Xpander in February 2023.

Remarks: Much has been written on these incredible synthesizers and it's understandable when you use them as they really can deliver a thick analogue wall of sound, and are perfect pad and brass sources just for starters.

The Xpander lineage includes the Matrix 6 and 12 and is a fully midi configured, 6 voice Polysynth - an excellent addition to any analogue set-up and has to be heard to be believed. he Xpander offers a deep programmable architecture for those of you into tweaking but can also be a very user-friendly hands-on preset machine. This means they sit between that digital and analogue medium perfectly and are arguably the best of the hybrid technology of the early to mid-1980s.

This example is a USA built unit that works perfectly, and as mentioned above, has just been fully serviced by KSR. The cosmetic condition is excellent, as you can see from the pictures below, with only minimal wear and marks to the painted surfaces."

Roland Jupiter 8 with Groove MIDI & Dust Cover

via this auction

"A beautiful condition Roland Jupiter 8 (12bit model) - Serial Number: 161512, which has been retrofitted with a Groove MIDI kit.

We are always very happy to sell any Jupiter 8 and this one is an excellent representative example that has MIDI as well. What can we say that hasn’t already been written about the JP8…honestly, nothing new. However, we’ve seen relative values for this flagship vintage analogy poly-synth climb sharply in recent years, so they’ve become unaffordable to most people, which is a real shame.

The overall condition is excellent, with far less than he normal amount of wear we would expect to see on a synth this age, so this example has been very well cared for throughout its existence. The photos below tell the story, but even the base of this JP8 is in great shape."

Roland SH-7 Duophonic Synthesizer w/ JL Cooper CV/Gate to MIDI Converter

via this auction

Simmons SDS 200 2 Channel ANALOG Drum Synthesiser, with Pads

via this auction

"Vintage Simmons SDS 200 in excellent condition. 2 velocity-sensitive Tom voice channels, amazing range of pitch and timbre. 1/4" trigger IN and 1/4" audio output for each sound. Attached and grounded power cord, power switch, headphones jack (1/4"). Triggerable with virtually any voltage source."

Dreadbox Typhon Desktop Monophonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Oberheim OB-X Synthesizer Dealer Pins

via this auction

"Up for sale we have three extremely rare New old stock Vintage Oberheim OB-X Synthesizer Dealer Pins. All are in excellent condition with minor natural wear due to their age."

KORG RADIAS (Demo No Talking - 24 factory presets) - Analog synthesizer in rack

video upload by AO * official *

"I play all the presets live via my MIDI keyboard (KOMPLETE KONTROL S88) and I go from one preset to another sometimes using the Multitracked Mix, a very useful potentiometer which allows to slide from one patch to another in Any fluidity !

All sounds and effects come from Korg Radias, I don't use anything else. The effects are simply extraordinary, it is Korg's famous Multi-Engine, the same as the Prologue !

This synth is particularly suitable for making music Trance, Ambient or Retro Music."

80's Digital Synth Percussion

video upload by Bata

"Digital Keyboards Synergy MK1
Casio CZ-101"

Roland SH-4d Drums // Everything you wanted to know + listen to all kicks and snares

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Includes how to create a synth with the rhythm track and how to edit the drum tones and create your own from scratch. 26 drum tones per rhythm track and each has its own set of parameters - filter, envelopes, pan, level and FX sends - so loads to play with in here."

Digital Keyboards Synergy MK1 Makes a Beat

video upload by Bata

"Using the sequencer on the DK Synergy to play back a beat. The sequencer has 4 channels and is a little tricky to program but it allow you to play 4 different sequences and play a 5th sound over top. Using a cartridge of sounds called VCart2."

The MARF Files: Ep 3 - Dynamic LFO’s & Time Slider Trickery

video upload by Source Of Uncertainty

The MARF Files

5 "complex oscillator" tricks with the 258t & 257t - Buchla & Tiptop Audio

video upload by Stazma

"Support on Patreon to get samples from this session:

Since the Buchla and Tiptop modules are in Eurorack format, there is now no separation between audio and control voltages like the 4U Buchla modules. So this let us (ab)use some of those modules to perform tasks they were not supposed to perform.

In this video I'll use the 257t, that is supposed to handle control voltages, to process audio rate signal only, combined with the 258t Dual VCO, to create some sort of a complex oscillator; or anyway something inspired by the modulation bus of the 259 module."

SIG/EX fingerpick (Bronn Wennili Stomp)

video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"Replaced the SIG front panel for the more informative version and updated Disting EX to the latest firmware which includes a port of Mutable Instruments Rings.

So it would have been rude not to pair them for a little play around, this time as a pseudo fingerpicking combination.

Joystick controlling Rings structure parameter (in sympathetic string mode) and Plaits adds a simple kick anchor."

Vivaldi Four Seasons, WINTER On Analog Synthesizer - Look Mum No Computer

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Another #Classical Song done on my DIY #Analog #Synthesizer.
Vivaldi Winter made with Analog synthesizer based and built on an arrangement by g.pollen a prolific arranger from the original scores.
you can download wav/mp3 track here on Patreon amongst many others :-"

Ambient Synth Demo with Hydrasynth Explorer, Habit delay pedal and Disting EX Granulator algorithm.

video upload by LeSynth

"This ambient video is a demo of the ASM Hydrasynth Explorer synthesizer being processed using the Disting EX Granulator algorithm (for granular synthesis) and the Chase Bliss Habit delay pedal. I just love what each brings to the table, allowing for the creation of ever-evolving textures."

1978 Roland jupiter4 #vintagesynth #roland

video upload by Electric Vibes

70s electric piano jazz lofi beats simulation - Meng Qi Wingie MKii, M8 tracker and Phantasmal Force

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Stumbled into some lofi retro electric piano jazz this week when sending MIDI and audio from the M8 to the Wingie. Phantasmal Force doing some channel mutes and sending transport commands. 30 or so hours of this going at work last week.

Feelin’ all right."

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