MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Soundtoys Sale

Soundtoys is currently having a sale. You'll find full details here, including demos.

Note although the sale is focused on "Creative Guitar Processing" their effects can of course be applied to synths.

"This week we’re obsessed with guitar, which might be one of the most popular, most versatile, and most important instruments in contemporary music. Over the decades, guitars have shaped a multitude of hits, transcended genres, and become distinctive sounds within popular music.

We’ve been deep in the studio exploring effects, playing with presets, and trying different mixing techniques on all types of guitars. Check out the links below to find some inspiration on how to transform electric guitar, pedal steel, or lap steel tracks into something sonically succulent and explore limitless possibilities of creative guitar sounds using Soundtoys."

full details here

Fenix Modular Voltage Controlled Synthesizer

video upload by splitradix

Drums: Fenix II sampled into an Akai S950
Bass: Fenix II
Synth: Fenix and Fenix II
Reverb: Lexicon PCM70
Flange: Eventide H8000

"Shout out to Esar."

Waves // Beads as a wavetable synth through the Instruo Lubadh

video upload by Mega Modularis

"For this week’s video I tried using the Mutable Instruments Beads as the only sound source, with nothing plugged in Beads becomes a wavetable synth, which I then modulated and fed into the @instruo Lubadh, before manipulating those recordings and feeding them back into Beads and Monsoon by Big T Music, as well as my trusty @MAKEN0ISEMUSIC Mimeophon delay. This resulted in a pretty interesting ambient patch I think, with some nice use of the time control on the Lubadh, and that lovely reverb-rich granulation of Beads and Monsoon, what do you think? Anyway sit back and enjoy! MM.

Patch Notes:

Voice: Mutable Beads, Instruo Lubadh
Modulation: ALM Pam’s, @DivKid Ochd
Audio FX & Processing: Instruo Lubadh, Mutable Beads & the Big T Music Monsoon"


video upload by Parrillat

Messing around with LinnDrum, DK Synergy, and Korg Delta

video upload by Bata

"Playing around with a Korg Delta and Digital Keyboards Synergy MK1 over a LinnDrum beat. Korg Delta getting some modulation from a Behringer 2600."

Arturia MiniBrute 2S Noir Edition Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

When you are homesick, but the inspiration is stronger than the fever

video upload by NGC0 Music

"I had this chord progression in my head all week, so now I've finally had the time to lay it down on the Rhodes and add other stuff on top. I hope you like it!"

Polyend Play - Day-Glo Dreams (Parallel Sunrise Pack)

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

Grab the "Day-Glo Dreams" pack here ►
0:00 Music Example 1
1:20 Music Example 2
2:15 Music Example 3
2:51 Music Example 4
3:38 Music Example 5
4:12 Music Example 6
5:09 Music Example 7


TC Electronics Transition Delay [Pedals w/ Synthesizers #14] Demo No Talking

video upload by gstormelectro

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

Transition is a discontinued digital Toneprint series delay pedal. Recorded direct, no other mastering or effects. Just the Transition Pedal and various synth type devices one at a time.
This video was not sponsored by TC Electronic. The Transition was purchased out of pocket for my own fun.

0:00 Korg MS-20 | Mode: Duct
2:18 Crumar Bit99 | Mode: Faty
2:59 Roland Juno-60 | Mode: Dyn
3:21 Korg Polysix | Mode: Morf
4:25 Roland Juno-60 | Mode: Morf
4:58 Crumar Bit99 | Mode: Morf
5:46 Korg Polysix | Mode: Ping-Pong
6:30 Crumar Bit99 | Mode: Loop

G-Storm Electro:

Moog Model 15 + 953 Duophonic Keyboard

via this auction

"The Moog Model 15 is a remarkable reissue of Moog's vintage touring synthesizer, with only 150 of these Limited Edition models available globally. This modular synth has been precisely reconstructed from the integrated vinyl-covered travel case to the hand-soldered components. It presents a unique opportunity for contemporary composers and performers to explore the rudiments of subtractive synthesis in a vintage format.

The Model 15 comes equipped with 14 finely-crafted modules, among which are three oscillators and the 907A Fixed Filter Bank. This latter module is particularly noteworthy for its massive sound-shaping capabilities, providing unique synth effects. The Model 15 Limited edition reissue offers boundless potential for sound design, with three Moog oscillator modules that support oscillator sync, two envelope generators, two voltage-controlled amplifiers, and a noise generator module with pink and white noise outputs. It also includes the 995 Attenuator module for creative gain control of audio signals and control signals.

The 907A Fixed Filter Bank module is a distinctive feature of the Model 15, enabling you to segment your tone into distinct frequency bands. It boasts eight fixed filters, in addition to lowpass and highpass filters, each with its level control. This enables real-time manipulation of knobs to generate evolving, atmospheric soundscapes, or layer the filter bank over a base oscillator to emphasise specific timbres. This versatile synth module offers endless creative possibilities.

The Model 15 synthesiser has been meticulously constructed to the same exacting specifications as of the original 1973. Moog engineers spent over three years scrutinising the original documentation and rediscovering circuit board and art for every module. The limited run, coupled with Moog's dedication to authenticity, ensures each component has been hand-soldered using traditional wiring methods. Furthermore, the photo-etched aluminium panels and vintage-style cabinetry provide the perfect finishing touches to this faithful reissue. Includes all original cables, incredibly detailed hard cover manual & lid for tolex-cased enclosure. In excellent condition."

c.1977 Roland GR-500 Guitar Synthesizer | Inc. GR500 Synthesiser Connector Cable & Case SN 691454

via this auction

Prophet 5 - Poly Chorus (Electro Harmonix)

video upload by MORADEL

"Sounds of the Prophet 5 Rev4 featuring my vintage Electro Harmonix Polychorus"

Sequential OB-6 - Sweet Sounds [SOUNDSET] • Custom Presets

video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of sweet sounds dedicated to Sequential OB-6 (Bass, Brass, Chords, Lead, Keys, Organ, Pad, Pluck, Sound FX, Strings). I've always loved warm and saturated sounds. Sequential OB-6 allows you to achieve many sweet and inspiring sounds. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. Check out my soundset:"

Sequential OB-6 - Sliding Pads

video upload by NGC0 Music

"One of the reasons why I own the OB-6, it simply sounds right.
I usually use the pitch wheel in 2 semi-tones, but I've started practicing with it at 7 and 12 (octave), it's interesting because you can create some sliding pads like the one I'm playing here."

I can't shred on guitar, so I bought a synthesizer lol

"Hi, this is me pressing all the black keys on a synthesizer as fast as I can."

Star Wars - The Force Theme | Played on 80s Synthesizers #shorts

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Star Wars - The Force theme played live on 80s synthesizers.
Roland Jupiter-8 arpeggio Sequential Six-Trak Lead & Bass Sequential Prophet VS strings. #shorts #short #shortvideo"

Shuffle Off To Buchlaland

video upload by Todd Barton

"Reminded me of the great tap dance scenes from all those 1930's movie musicals."

Alesis Fusion - Best Analog & Ambient Sounds

video upload by LFOstore

"We've got Alesis Fusion in our hands and with all seriousness saying: its great & highly underrated.


Fiew things to notice:

*Memory - 40/80GB Hard Drive - you can easily connect to PC via usb and upload as much presets/soundsets/samples you want - no limitations.

*Solid & powerfull sound, league of 2000s VA Synths & Workstations.
Equal great sounding analog-type sounds & samplebased ones.

*Very intuitive editing of synth engine, good effects, great arpeggiator with lots of
pre-programmed presets & you can create your own ones. - standard, phraze & drum machine.

* Oscillators - Per Patch: 3 VA Oscs / 6 FM Ops / 4 Sample Oscs / 1 Physical Modeling Osc

* Multiple out & ins - can be a 8 mono in jacks mixer to connect other synths!

* Types of synthesis on offer include Sample Playback, FM, Virtual Analog (VA) and Physical Modeling

We had patiently collected our Best Analog & Ambient Sounds collection with 131 Preset:

Edge Basses
Cutting Leads
Classic Analogue Sounds
Lushiest Strings
All kind of Atmospheric Pads
Arps & Sequences
Bells & Plucks
Modular & Experimental Sounds
Big Poly's & Brasses

Our collection made of our own sounds, tweaked internal ones & tweaked from free soundsets.

With passion & love to instrument.
Instruction of how to load is included.



video upload by ULTIMATE PATCHES

"Compatible with Minilogue Bass + Minilogue.
Digital Download (FREE & paid) Now Available:"

Oberheim Matrix 6R + Stereoping Programmer

via this auction

"This Matrix 6R is super clean and has Tauntek’s OS 2.15 ROM installed which is a more recent OS developed to smooth out parameter changes and work more seamlessly with the Stereoping. These controllers seem to be scarce and future production looks uncertain."

Aries Modular Music 77 Synthesizer Catalog RARE

via this auction

"Rare 1977 Aries Modular synth company product catalog.

13 pages includes modules and specs and cabinets and sample systems and price list."

1994 Suzuki Omnichord OM-250m Synthesizer w/ MIDI Out & Original Box

via this auction

The seller has one minus the box for less listed here.

KORG NTS-2 Now Shipping w/ “Patch & Tweak with Korg”

via @KorgUK

🚨🚨 NTS-2 is shipping now! 🎉🎉

Available now, it ships alongside a copy of “Patch & Tweak with Korg” - a fascinating read exploring synthesis that features more than 25 exclusive interviews.

Get yours now:


You can find additional posts including demos in previous posts here.

Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Guest Soundtrack #1 with Dysonant

video upload by Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Guest soundtrack by Dysonant"

Expert Sleepers analogue module jam, featuring Amelia

video upload by Expert Sleepers

"Just playing about with the range of analogue modules from Expert Sleepers, with particular attention paid to the new 'Amelia' envelope generator. [see this post for additional details]

The audio is direct from what you see - nothing added elsewhere.

Patch notes (left to right):
- the FH-2's arpeggiator is driving everything.
- Amelia envelope, patched to VCF and VCA.
- 2x Lorelei VCO, tuned in octaves.
- Ivo VCF.
- Persephone VCA.
- Beatrix phaser.
- The DATA is showing the envelope shape.
- disting EX on the right for final delay, reverb, and granulation, controlled via MIDI from the Faderfox UC4."

Passacaglia G. F. Händel - Classic Keyboard (Piano) Music on Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer

video upload by Elmar Mihm

"Passacaglia written by J. Halvorsen based on a Theme by Georg Friedrich Händel. Pure Roland Juno-60 Vintage Sound, no external FX, EQ. Hope you enjoy!"

New Cherry Audio Mercury-6 Reveal

video upload by Cherry Audio

Update: user videos added below.

"Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 is a virtual synthesizer instrument that emulates and expands on the renowned Jupiter-6, just in time for its 40th anniversary! Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this treasured polyphonic classic, boosts its extraordinary feature set for today's DAW production and workflow, and celebrates the ground-breaking innovation from the era that changed music forever. If you've long yearned to explore the Jupiter-6, you'll love Mercury-6!"

via Cherry Audio

Mercury-6 is a meticulous recreation of the Jupiter-6 analog synthesizer, just in time for its 40th anniversary! Sandwiched between the earlier Jupiter-4 and Jupiter-8 models in name only, the sophisticated Jupiter-6 has sometimes been considered a sleeper release. These days, it has persevered to become one of Roland's most notable and coveted classic synthesizers due to its distinctive dark and complex character. Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this treasured polyphonic classic, boosts its extraordinary feature set for today's DAW production and workflow, and celebrates the ground-breaking innovation from the era that changed music forever.

If you've long yearned to explore the Jupiter-6, you'll love Mercury-6!

The Year Everything Changed

Released in 1983 as a more affordable alternative to the flagship eight-voice Jupiter-8, the six-voice Jupiter-6 nevertheless staked out an essential position in the history of analog polysynths. Though similar in appearance and feature set, the Jupiter-6 stood apart from the Jupiter-8 in its sound and capabilities. Unlike earlier Roland polysynths with lowpass filters plus a rudimentary non-resonant highpass filter, the Jupiter-6 featured a true multimode filter with 24 dB/oct lowpass, 24 dB/oct highpass, or 12 dB/oct bandpass modes. This versatile filter design lent a more aggressive sound than previous Jupiters, making the Jupiter-6 a natural for cutting-edge techno and electro styles.

Though something of a "hidden feature," the Jupiter-6 VCOs supported multiple simultaneous waveforms, and its two LFOs and oscillator cross mod capabilities provided extensive modulation possibilities. Its earthshaking solo and poly unison modes enabled massive lead and bass sounds, and it was notably one of the first synthesizers to include the then-new MIDI protocol.

Although often praised for its harmonic complexity and ability to cut through a mix, the cost-cutting in the Jupiter-6 design resulted in some disadvantages. Output was mono only and it was limited to six-voice polyphony. The Jupiter-6 had an impressive (for the time) split keyboard and patch preset storage functionality, but this six-voice maximum hampered its potential. And though it was considerably less expensive than the Jupiter-8, its timing was ill-fated when the digital revolution was ignited by the release of Yamaha's revolutionary DX-7 FM digital synth the same year.

Despite its noteworthy character, the Jupiter-6 is not one of those synths immediately identified with recognizable sounds from hit songs. Nevertheless, it was the Jupiter-6 behind the bass line of Ray Parker Jr.'s classic "Ghostbusters," and it found purchase in the work of Human League, Tangerine Dream, Thomas Dolby, Trans-X, Vangelis, and Devo. In a testament to its staying power over the decades, its popularity grew in genres such as big beat, house, and techno through The Chemical Brothers, Moby, and The Crystal Method. Electronic music duo Orbital has been a vocal proponent of the Jupiter-6 and, more recently, it has been a significant part of the sound of Daft Punk and Junkie XL.

Mercury-6: 40 Years in the Making

Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 brings the Jupiter-6 experience into the future and celebrates the invaluable contribution that MIDI itself has made to the music community over the past 40 years. Mercury-6 captures all that is exceptional in this classic and boosts the extraordinary feature set and functionality for today's DAW production and workflow. We've added velocity sensitivity, improved the split mode, and added a layer mode capable of stacking two different sounds simultaneously with per-layer stereo panning, detuning, and sustain. A panel control lets users easily select and navigate between these layers and includes a utility function for exchanging settings between the lower and upper layers, or even between presets. And with polyphony extended to 16 notes, Mercury-6 won't easily run out of voices.

We've reproduced the arpeggiator, including the hidden Down/Up mode of the original, and augmented it by adding a Random mode and MIDI tempo sync. A chord memory mode enables multiple notes to be stored and played back with a single key. We've improved the functionality of the LFOs with a retrigger for LFO-1 and an always-on option for LFO-2, both syncable to MIDI tempo.

We've also introduced an integrated studio-quality effects panel with brilliant-sounding distortion, phaser, flanger/chorus, delay, and reverb. With additional touches such as per-layer drift control, over 500 expertly designed presets, and flexible MIDI mapping, Mercury-6 will satisfy both vintage synth aficionados and today's music producer.

Cherry Audio Mercury-6: A Detailed Demo and Tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A detailed look at the new Mercury-6 from Cherry Audio, a recreation of the Roland Jupiter-6 analog polyphonic synthesizer. We look a few of the factory presets then take a deep dive into the various features of the synthesizer including the VCOs, VCF, cross-modulation, effects, and more.

00:17 History of the Jupiter-6
00:57 Introducing the Mercury-6
01:37 A few factory presets
02:58 Oscillators (VCOs)
08:40 Cross Modulation
10:43 Filter (VCF)
16:44 Performance Controls
19:01 Effects
26:46 Using multiple layers
32:14 More factory presets"

Cherry Audio Mercury 6 Dark Jupiter Strings

video upload by Rik Marston Official

Introduction to Cherry Audio's Mercury-6 - Hosted by Tim Shoebridge

video upload by Cherry Audio

Mercury 6 vs Jupiter 6 // Does the Cherry Audio sound like the Roland ...?
video upload by Starsky Carr

"How does the Mercury 6 stack up against the original? Cherry Audio are killing it with these releases, and this one is great. I can't think of another Jupiter 6 emulation out there. It was quite a unique synth in its day with a super fast LFO (100Hz), sync 2-ways, cross mod with modulation, a second LFO and bitimbral. Quite a cool thing.

Here I've not lingered on the more prosaic functions and sound. We all know the Cherry Audio stuff sounds good - so here I've dug into if it's doing those Jupiter 6 specialities like Cross Mod and Sync...

and also because the hardware was dying!! Another good reason for getting thew software :) I had to finish this before it cut out..!

0:00 The Jupiter 6
4:71 Are they the same?
5:00 Filters
8:22 Cross Mod
9:57 Sync
12:15 LFO
13:28 Effects
14:54 Wrapping Up
15:37 A Few Sounds"

Cherry Audio Mercury 6 Sweet Synth FX

video upload by Rik Marston Official

Live Annotated performance: rhythmic variation Buchla 208c Easel Command electronic music

video upload by EthanJamesMusic

"I am using the Buchla 208c music Easel Command along with the Make Noise 0-ctrl as a stand in for the 218 touch controller. I am using annotations to try to teach some of my thought process when I'm making these improvisations. This patch demonstrates the rhythmic variations you can get by sending sequential voltage to the pulser CV. I'm also inverting the voltage, so that higher notes last longer, but there are many possibilities for how to achieve rhythmic variations in this way. I am using the west coast technique of starting with something and spinning it out like a centrifuge. I'm processing the sound through a few eurorack modules that I will detail below. Hopefully this camera angle also helps you learn something!"

Synthetic Analog Synthesizer running on Linux, with velocity sensitive touchscreen and keyboard

video upload by kanguru007

Guitar synthesizer microsynthesizer demo Lider -1 ,лидер -1 микросинтезатор демо demo spb 2023 test

video upload by Максим Котов

The Three Body wants all your stepped voltages - Schlappi Engineering

video upload by Stazma

00:00 Intro
01:02 Step by step automation w/ the Polyend Tracker & CV.OCD
05:20 Random sequence and stepped voltages from the Tracker
08:25 Analog Stepped Voltages galore w/ Buchla & Tiptop 245t and 266t
15:46 16 steps of touch sequencing w/ Random*Source TKB
_18:49 Fich video TKB
21:50 Going wild with the TKB
24:24 End Talk

Roland Aerophone Pro Version 3.0 Update Overview

video upload by RolandChannel

"The Version 3.0 update infuses Aerophone Pro with new harmonic and sampling possibilities. Intelligent Harmony and Scale Tune are added to the instrument, and FANTOM owners can import tones created with the synthesizer, including recorded samples. In this video, learn about the new features within the Version 3.0 update:

0:00 Intro
0:37 Scene Import/Export
01:55 Intelligent Harmony
03:09 Scale Tuning
03:42 New Scenes

Tap into the new Intelligent Harmony feature to turn performances into diatonic arrangements. Set the key, and the harmony will follow your playing, layering up to four notes at a time. And you can connect a footswitch, like the FS-1-WL, to turn the function on and off and set the key. The availability of the foot pedal shown on the screen may vary per region.

The Scale Tune Function allows you to set various scales with the choice of pure temperament, equal temperament, Arabic scales, plus your own temperament. You can use a footswitch to set the temperament key as well.

The Version 3.0 update also gives you the ability to import new sample types several ways. FANTOM owners can create tones within their synth with user samples and transfer them to the AE-30 via USB. You can also connect a mic to FANTOM, sample acoustic instruments or other external sounds, and import those samples into the Aerophone Pro. Then, export the user scene to a USB flash drive and share it with others.

To learn more about AE-30 Version 3.0 update, please visit:"

Messing Around with DK Synergy (2)

video upload by Bata

"Messing around with the sequencer that's built into the Digital Keyboards Synergy MK1."

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

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