MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 9, 2023

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Three Generative Sequencers - And one that isn't

video upload by John Schussler

"I have a few generative sequencers I've not had time to play with, and figured I'd compare how Three are generative in one form or another, and one, the Berlin School, is not. I leave you to suffer with that incongruity in silence.

This is my first exploration with each of them, so I'm just getting a feel for how they work. You're along for the ride, but don't expect too much.

VCO is Acid Rain Chainsaw. LPG is Rabid Elephant Natural Gate. No envelope. Delay here and there is Make Noise Mimeophon. Quantizer is 2hp Tune.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Feigen
12:00 Anima
23:29 Odds
31:34 Berlin School"

This appears to be the first post to feature Subsongs Modular.

Wave Packets 808 Dub #stazma #repeateater #eurorack

video upload by Stazma

Roland Announces SP-404MKII Version 3 Update

Update: Roland SP-404MKII V3.0 Update Overview video upload by RolandChannel

via Roland

"Free Update for the Industry-Leading Compact Sampler Delivers Improved Performance, Workflow Enhancements, and Powerful New Features for DJs and Dance Music Producers

Los Angeles, CA, March 9, 2023 — Roland announces the Version 3 update for the SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector. Since its release in 2021, the next-generation SP-404MKII has been the instrument of choice for performance-based beatmakers and creative musicians everywhere. Version 3 offers improved performance and a host of new workflow features developed with feedback from the wide-ranging SP artist community. The free update also includes many pattern sequencer and DJ Mode enhancements that make the SP-404MKII an even more powerful tool for live performers and dance music producers.

SP-404MKII Version 3 Features
Perform with Multitrack Files from DAW Sessions and Other Projects—The SP-404MKII sequencer offers improved stability for playing multiple long audio files in perfect sync, enabling users to perform with tracks created in music production software.

Expanded Motion Recording—Motion recording is now available for effects parameters.

Pad Mute and Pad Mute Automation—Easily mute/unmute patterns during performances and capture mute actions in sequences.

Optimized MIDI Sync—Improved clock timing and adjustable delay on the MIDI clock output for tight sync with external instruments.

One-Shot Playback—Allows users to perform with long, evolving samples while jamming with short loops underneath.

Convert Patterns to Samples—Convert any pattern into a sample with the press of a button, transforming complex programming into manageable loops for quick song building.

Expanded DJ Mode—Many new DJ Mode enhancements include the ability to manipulate eight cue points per sample, adjust fader curves, sync external MIDI instruments, assign time stretch, and more.

Additional Features—Version 3 also includes many other workflow enhancements, including quantize after recording, finer tempo setting range, default MFX setups, and more.

SP-404MKII App—The latest version of the companion editor/librarian for the SP-404MKII features greatly increased import/export speed and AU3/VST3 plug-in support for using the app within music production software on Mac and Windows computers.

Availability & Pricing

The Roland SP-404MKII is available now for $599.99 in the U.S. The Roland SP-404MKII Version 3 update is available now for free."

Prophet 5 / Prophet 10 Rev4 - Adagio for Strings - OS 2.0.4 Expressivity Test

video upload by Orano Music

"Sequential have just released the New OS 2.0.4 (in beta at the moment) - available here

Custom Patches will be available for this great synth soon from

This OS allows users to fine tune aftertouch and velocity for much more musical use of both. it is saveable per patch too! along with this they have added Q Compensation / Control, which is similar to bass compensation but allows more of the original signal / body through on higher resonance patches, gives much more punch and body to pads / leads / basses etc.

this isn't a walkthrough, it was merely to show how even more expressive the P5 & 10 can now be! just stunning!

Complete Changelog below for 2.0.4

P5/10 Main 2.0.4 / Panel 1.1.3 Changelog

New Feature: Q Compensation adjustable per patch
New Feature: Adjustable Velocity and Aftertouch Amounts per patch
New Feature: High Note Priority Added for UNISON
New Feature: Link Layers by holding UNISON and pressing PRESET, changes to panel will affect both layers simultaneously
Changed Feature: Adjust balance between programs in a split/stack by holding PRESET and turning the volume pot. Volume pot centered is equal volume on both patches.
Bug Fix: Module Only - Certain params being set to 0 when Live Panel mode entered, regardless of physical pot position
Bug Fix: AT/Velocity/Voice Allocation settings not retained after power cycling if an alternate tuning is selected
Bug Fix: in split mode, value indicator LED only shows stored value for layer A
Bug Fix: No MIDI control to indicate switch between layer A/B in stack/split mode - Assigned to CC80
Bug Fix: reduce unison detune on 2nd voice card in Unison 2 mode
Bug Fix: After the Mac comes out of sleep mode, MIDI not transmitted from the synth via USB until USB cable removed/reinserted."

Prophet 5 - 7 Reasons To Buy It!

video upload by MORADEL

"Here’s my 7 reasons why I bought it."

Live toolkit: TouchOSC & MIDI control of Disting EX

via ty hodson @ sublevel9 lab

"Control your Disting EX via a TouchOSC control surface running on your phone or tablet, and see those changes reflected in real-time on another TouchOSC instance running on your studio computer. Grab for a knob on your MIDI controller because you like its tactile feeling for a particular parameter, and see those changes reflected on the Disting EX and in the TouchOSC instances as well. Meanwhile, Live is recording all of the parameter changes, regardless of their origin.

Read up on how this all works, and download a pre-built Live set that you can customize for your own MIDI hardware layout."

SIGNOS - Olivella Modular: “Pleasantly surprised with a wealth of interesting wave shapes”

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"More info:

My Patreon:
My Website:

Stay Noisy!"

video uploads by Olivella Modular

Olivella Modular SIGNOS | Sequence manipulation
Olivella Modular SIGNOS | Saw doubling and detuning
Olivella SIGNOS + Sport Modulator 2 = Feedback!

SIGNOS is an incredibly versatile dual channel utility and waveshaper module for CV and audio processing in just 8HP.

Both X and Y channels feature a classic / unipolar VCA with separate normal and inverted outputs, a polarizer / four-quadrant multiplier / bipolar VCA, a -5V to +5V manual offset voltage that gets summed with their respective channel's bipolar VCA outputs and a red/green LED indicator for this output. The offset voltage can be used on its own if no input signal is present.

X and Y sums of their bipolar VCAs output + offset (X+offset and Y+offset) are then feeded to these logic and waveshaper circuits:

AND analog logic gate: outputs the minimum of X+offset and Y+offset.
OR analog logic gate: outputs the maximum of X+offset and Y+offset.
MOD waveshaper: represents the mathematical modulo operation as a CV modulator and waveshaper, with X+offset and Y+offset affecting different parts of this circuit.
SHIFT waveshaper: originally designed to pitch-shift sawtooth waves up an octave, it can also do interesting wave-mangling to all kinds of signals.

All of the above are just the module’s building blocks, only the tip of the iceberg of what SIGNOS can do. It naturally lends itself to feedback patching techniques within itself and/or other modules, complex waveshaping, external signal processing and more. The limits of what SIGNOS can do are completely up to you.

Omnichord with LIGHT Pedal

video upload by Benjamin Dehli

Suzuki Omnichord System Two OM-84

Gamechanger Audio LIGHT Pedal

Poly Evolver Rack - Dave Smith, Sequential - Demo and synth loops

video upload by Retro Synths

"All synth sounds are from the 4 voice, Dave Smith Instruments, Poly Evolver Rack. I'm using a hardware looper to create a few short demos to show how the synth sounds. Its one of the earliest analog stereo synths and still sounds amazing! You can download some of my tracks for free at"

Eventide Effects for iOS - 50% Off Sale!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"From now until the end of March, 2023 - All Eventide iOS Effects are 50% Off!
(Just search for Eventide on the app store.)"

Battery Powered Mellotron!

video upload by John L Rice

"Quick test to see if this rechargeable 12 volt battery pack by TalentCell, model LF4100, would power my Mellotron Micro OK and it does! I haven’t tested it for how long it can power the Mellotron but I’m guessing “long enough”? 😄 This battery pack also has a 9 volt output and a 5v USB output. Once I find my 9v polarity reverse adapter cable I’ll try another more involved test. #mellotron #synthesizers #batterypowered"

A Dark Plot Of Land ADPOL-AV-111 Abstract Video Sound Design Experimental Music

video upload by

"Experimental music available at

Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

Wiggler - Expressive Synth using Daisy Seed and Flexure #synthdiy

video upload by Sound Werkshop

"In this video I describe an expressive synthesizer I'm working on called the Wiggler. Here's what we cover:

0:00 - Intro Jam
0:26 - What are Expressive Synthesizers?
1:02 - Wiggler Overview
2:07 - Daisy Seed
2:25 - Flexure enables motion
3:09 - Hall Effect Sensor measures motion
4:00 - Build Process
5:15 - Synth Patch Breakdown
8:55 - Outro Jam


Drum n Chord Synthesizer

video upload by GlakGlikGluk

"just semi modular play no midi and no computer just sync with trigger and voltage controls it's simple"

Rare Gieskes HSS2F - Hard Soft Synth 2f

via this auction

You can find a few iterations of the Gieskes Hard Soft Synth in previous posts here.

This is a supporting member listing.

ARP Odyssey II Model 2813

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

Pics of the inside below.

"1970's ARP Odyssey II (Model 2810) - Serial Number: 1812

Odyssey Mark II's were produced between 1975 and 1978. They are largely similar to Mark I's; the main differences are the use of the black and gold color scheme and the inclusion of CV/gate in all models.

The main filter board was replaced a longtime ago, it's possibly the best sounding Odyssey we've heard come through our doors. Filter board is by BEMS (see photos).

Wonderful machine, showing average surface wear for it's age. Perfectly vintage."

Yamaha SK50D

via this auction

"The Yamaha SK50D contains a monosynth, polysynth, strings, and organ. It fills a space similar to that of the Arp Quadra. With dual keyboards.All sounds can be layered for a Big Analog sound."

Dinsync RE-909

via this auction

Check out a comparison with the original Roland TR-909 here.

SSF Entity Ultra Perc Preview

video upload by SteadyStateFate

"Quick 5min demo fiddling with the Ultra-Perc controls"

Wingie Blippoo + TouchOSC

video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"Quick runout for the alternative Wingie firmware, inspired by Rob Hordijk's original box of controlled chaos.

Control of the beastie is greatly enhanced by the superb TouchOSC template created by Mod Wiggler member bcomnes

Here I'm running the Wingipoo out through Lancet Retroverb spring reverb for extra metal drippiness.

This video is often loud and has a very wide frequency range so choose your playback device accordingly"

Freaky sequence with Arturia MicroFreak (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"No EQ. No compression."

GRP - A1

video upload by SchneidersLaden

"Let's listen to the GRP Synthesizer A1 - a very small analog monosynth with a high-quality sound, MIDI, CV connectability – it can be used stand-alone in its very solid case, or mounted in a eurorack modular synth. It has a good size for jamming and a quality feel.

The sound is similar to the bigger GRP synths. The filter design has a lot of character and is capable of producing formant/vocal-like sounds and a liquid sounding resonance. The great sounding distortion parameter offers many more options for designing sounds. With its MIDI and CV/Gate inputs this is a synthesizer that fits in all studio or live-environments."

The Intro Sound of The Fixx - Deeper And Deeper with the PPG Wave 2.2 Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

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

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

A new PPG wave 2.2 Sound Tutorial
One of the most impressive intros for synthesizer geeks is Deeper and Deeper by The Fixx from the year 1983. I tried a lot and I came closest to the result when I triggered the PPG wave 2.2 synthesizer from the Linndrum. The resolution is changed manually so results this rattling sound. In the Wave synthesizer memory is a wavetable sound.

The PPG wave & Waveterm Synthesizer System from the year 1982 is one of most fascinating synthesizers ever. You can find a lot demo videos, sound tutorials about the Wave and the Waveterm in the PPG wave playlist.
The PPG playlist:"

Korg Microkorg Virtual Analog Synthesizer - Multitrack Recording Dance Music

video upload by Elmar Mihm

"All Sounds from Microkorg except Drums.
Hope you enjoy!"

Quick DK Synergy Sequencer Tutorial

video upload by Bata

"Someone asked how I did something in another Synergy video so I'm showing how I went about it here. It looks like the overdubbed sequences are cutting off the last note played so its possible that you do need to enter an extra note for the overdubbed sequences as well. I will investigate this more in the next couple days."

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

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