MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 13, 2023

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Monday, March 13, 2023

New Yamaha CK Series Stage Keyboards

Update: demos of the synth sounds & electric pianos by Kraft Music added below.

Yamaha | Artist Insights | CK Series

Yamaha | CK Series Sound Demo
video uploads by Yamaha Synths Official

"Enjoy this sound demo video showcasing sounds available in the new Yamaha CK Series Stage Keyboards.

CK combines the sounds of the Yamaha CP Stage Piano with the organ and synth-focused YC Stage Keyboard for a totally new sonic palette. Pianos, electric pianos, strings, brass, organ and modern synth.

Easy-to-use controls that let you focus on the music, not the menu. Dedicated organ controls and Synth and Effect controls. It’s all battery-powered and has built-in speakers to take your music where it’s never been before. Everywhere.

Explore the Yamaha CK Stage Keyboard Series:

0:05 CFX Stereo
0:45 Live CF3 + Analog Pad
1:39 U1 Mono
1:56 78Rd
2:24 WR Bright
2:54 Organ Swish
3:40 Big Pipes
4:00 DX / Minilead
4:28 EDM Pluck Split
5:08 Orchestra"

Yamaha CK Series - Quick Jam Synthesizers

video upload by Kraft Music

Yamaha CK Series - Quick Jam Electric Pianos

Yamaha CK Series - Quick Jam Acoustic Pianos by Kraft Music

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha CK Series bundles at Kraft Music:

Blake Angelos jams with the acoustic piano sounds in the Yamaha CK stage keyboard here at the Kraft Music Studio.

Yamaha CK series stage keyboards offer the features to turn everywhere you go into a stage or studio. CK combines the sounds of the Yamaha CP stage piano with the organ and synth-focused YC stage keyboard for a fresh sonic palette of pianos, electric pianos, strings, brass, organ, and modern synth. CK's intuitive one-to-one interface, including dedicated organ, synth, and effect controls, lets you focus on the music, not the menu. Built-in speakers and optional battery power enable you to follow your music anywhere it takes you.

The CK series has two different keyboard actions for different kinds of players. CK61 is equipped with a 61-key, semi-weighted action that's ideal for synth and keyboard playing, while CK88 offers an 88 key, Graded Hammer Standard action that's best suited to acoustic and electric piano.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Yamaha CK series stage keyboard bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new performance keyboard, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please contact us .Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the bundle that's right for you!"


video upload by Polykit

"I've been playing around with a Commodore VIC-20 from the early 80s and a MIDI interface card. I decided to program a simple 16-step sequencer in BASIC - because there is none.

The BASIC source code can be found on my GitHub site:"

Moog Matriarch - Stereo Arp Progression

video upload by NGC0 Music

Creamware Minimax ASB - Quick Sound Comparison

video upload by Tim Shoebridge

"So I decided to sell my Minimax, in fact have now sold it, and just before boxing it up I decided to have a quick play and compare it to my Studio Electronics SE-1X. Big mistake! I'm now regretting selling!! :("

Sequential Trigon 6 Poly Synth Review

video upload by sonicstate

"More patch demos on our
Editor Nick and Chris from @BOOelectric take a look at the new Trigon 6 from Sequential. Adding to the OB-6 (Chiris owns one of these) and the Prophet-6 which both share the same basic form factor but have differing synth characteristics.
Its fair to say the Trigon 6 is aiming for a more Moog like flavour, with three oscillators and a ladder filter - one could almost say Memory Moog.
With the additional drive and feedback paths, poly mod and twin effect generators its not far off. We take a look.
The Trigon 6 is available now priced at 3300 UK/ $3499 US.

Thanks to Chris"

Sequential OB-6 Pad & Organ Sounds

Pad sound with Sequential OB-6 (no talking) video upload by Mr. Card

"Check out my private collection of Sweet Sounds dedicated to Sequential OB-6:"

Sequential OB-6 organ sound ❤️

video upload by Mr. Card

"A short fragment of organ sound with OB-6! ❤️"

Duration / Ambient Dawless Jam feat.Make Noise Morphagene, Novation Peak

video upload by Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

"Recording Date : 3.11.2023
Sounds and Movie by Takeyuki Hakozaki

This jam is based on a drone made from a Martin 12-string guitar with two Morphagene units that have been time-stretched in two different ways.
To the drone, Novation Peak adds a slow rhythmic refrain and Deerhorn and reverb add long tones.

Novation Peak
Oto BAM, Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water, Squarp Hapax.

Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

Modular and Octatrack Beats From Scratch // Mandrake Kick with Loquelic Iteritas

video upload by EZBOT

"Join us as we make a banger from scratch, explore the Mandrake Kick drum, sample into the Octatrack mk2, and discuss why digital oscillators with analog filters are the best of both worlds. Live hardware electronic music is the only clean water for your crusty lips.

Get the Octatrack Performance Template with regular updates: for folks who like to get in and out, there's Ko-Fi:

Sign up with DistroKid and get 7% off with this link: (definitely do this)

Get Performance Template 2.2 in it's current state at Ko-Fi:
Step up your game with 1 on 1 lessons:
Get my Octatrack Performance Template with regular updates (among other rewards) by joining my Patreon:"

Stereo feedback patch w. Ruina versio / Typhoon / Ikarie

video upload by Meska

"Quick stereo feedback patch with ruina, typhoon and ikarie, you can easly CV the VCA of ikarie if you whant to play it.
Delay & reverb: oto bim/ oto bam

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

Korg Prologue - "Cyber Nights" Vol.1

video upload by LFOstore

"Welcome to the world of Analog Sounds!
We had a huge inspiration after successful soundsets and put all our effort to this sounds.

You ask for a long time & finally its here – third complete soundset for Korg Prologue 8/16 made by Sebastian Cordoves - 'Cyber Nights' Vol.1


64 organic Presets with wide range in timbrality.

Here you will find all what you need for writing your fresh soundtrack, electronic song, ambient & cinematic music:

Massive Basses
Moving Leads
Unusual modular Arpeggios
Recreation of famous synth sounds
Beautiful cinematic strings – massive & wide
Organic pads & low drones
Bells & Plucks

No external Osc & Fx were used. You will found instruction of “how to” inside the pack.
Here you will find all what you need for writing your synthwave track, electronic song, ambient & cinematic vibes."

Star Wars - The Force theme | Tutorial/Breakdown

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"

Star Wars - The Force theme | Tutorial/Breakdown

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Star Wars "the Force theme" breakdown and mini tutorial.
Roland Jupiter-8, Sequential Six-Trak and Prophet VS for the win. ;-)"


video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"Continuing to explore the Wingie Blippoo firmware, this time trying to find a slightly more restrained way of working and allowing something to develop over a bit more time.

Paired with a BC9 on the line input for extra unpredictability. And sending it all out via a QuBit Aurora (standard firmware) for atmospherics.

I am loving the soundscapes this thing creates. Really regret not picking up an original Blippoo when I had the chance years ago."

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Blues

video upload by SynthAddict

"Maschine+ only

I don’t know how to play the blues, so I just used a blues scale to come up with something…"

08- The Arturia MiniFreak- Formant

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Formant oscillator found on the Arturia MiniFreak.

The theme was created out of presets and crafted patches over an assemblage of fragments of GarageBand loops. For all intents and purposes, it is a MiniFreak-Only composition."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

The Nowindio Midi [Nonwind/NoWind] Instrument

video upload by one hacker band

"In order to legitimize the Nowindio, here is the obligatory (sloppy) Super Mario Brothers Theme, enjoy :)"

Note the videos start from 6 years ago.

This one is in via John L Rice.

You can find additional info on the Nowindia at


Fingered similarly to most woodwind instruments, but does not require your mouth
Every key is a pressure sensor which is translated as breath pressure

Five octave range
Built-in 128 General MIDI patches, and speakers for quick practice sessions
USB-MIDI, MIDI DIN, and a Bluetooth option

Lithium battery that will last for hours on a charge
A LCD screen that displays user settings such as transposition options, sensitivity, MIDI channel, etc.

G-Sonique KFXT-41 Techno Kick drum processor VST plug-in effect

video upload by G-Sonique

Kick drum is the most basic element / building skeleton of every techno track. From minimal techno to Berlin, Detroit, Schranz, Hardcore Techno or mainstream techno - kicks are important in every subgenre and creates the character of the track.

Thanks to the KFXT-41 Techno Kick processor plugin, you can create fat, dense, intense kickdrums from simple kicks (e.g. 808 / 909 or basic env.pitch modulated sinus samples), including their processing - with spatial reverberation, maximum density at bass frequencies, resonance and percussiveness, saturation and full volume. Instant techno kick rumble generator. Fast and easy.

You no longer have to worry about finding a suitable combination of samples, choosing and tuning dozens of external plug-in effects to achieve a real techno kick drum. In the KFXT-41 plug-in you will find: Saturation and bass boost analog unit for maximally fat bass and sub-bass, Analog kick resonators - 2x for highlighting the centers / percussiveness / ringing of the mid-range frequencies of the kick drum. In the plug-in you will also find a special analog sine saturator as well as a monoizer because the bass and sub-bass frequencies must be mono to eliminate problems on large sound systems in clubs and festivals.

In addition to the mentioned processors, the plug-in also contains a tuned techno reverb whose ambient component can be filtered with 9 different filters, including filters that emulate the sound of filters from hardware dsp chip-based synthesizers with a very organic, liquid sound and sharp acid resonance.

The plug-in also includes a collection of 35 diverse presets, which, however, can sound different and different depending on the input signal / used kickdrum sample. (we recommend tuning individually for each sample)

You an experimentally use this plug-in also in other genres like ambient, ebm, experimental, and also with techno percussions not just kick drums.


- Kick saturation engine with Bass frequency, Q, Saturation, Saturation volume, Kick enhance parameters

- Kick analog resonators 2x, with resonance frequency and resonance amount parameters

- Analog sine saturators – Analog sine input and analog sine shaper parameters

- Monoizer from 100% stereo to 100% mono

- Kick Techno reverb with filtered ambient output – Reverb room, Damp, Width, Mix, Cutoff, Resonance parameters and 8 filters : Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, Peakiing, HW DSP Low pass, HW DSP Band Pass, HW DSP High Pass, Vintage Low Pass, LP+HP)

- Preset manager with 35 presets for various styles of techno drums from minimal, deep, Acid, Detroit to hardcore, dark, sharp, intensive kicks.

DEMO VERSION DOWNLOAD (with or without installer version):

Product Page:

Price: 34.90 Eur (Introductory price 17.90 Eur only for first 77 customers)

Shakmat Banshee Reach: Demo

video upload by Shakmat

"Murmuring, singing, screaming, and howling, the Banshee Reach delivers a very large panel of sounds. The mo- dule’s heart is based on a triangle core VCO with thru zero frequency/phase modulation capabilities. Besides delivering independently the typical analog waveforms, the Banshee Reach has a vari output combining a continuously variable waveform crossfading with a sub octave generator.

The analog core has been completed with a digital control for frequency locking and octave transposition, which makes the Banshee Reach really per- formance oriented. LFO mode, hard or soft sync, digital noise modulation and PWM complete this rich feature list. Compact and powerful, the Banshee Reach is a VCO suited for west coast, east coast synthesis and many more!"


video upload by Perplex On

"First run with the #microcosm for glitching the drums coming from #drumcomputer. Background pad coming from the wonderful #isometra plug-in for decentsampler. The microcosm is controlled by a few LFO sending various midi cc values to control parameters like mix/activity/timing on the microcosm on top of live tweaking its knobs. Besides, random midi program changes switch between the different glitch presets on the microcosm."

New Waldorf M 16Voice

The Waldorf M 16Voice jumps from 8 to 16 voices. Note the 16 Voices badge on the upper right. No other changes have been announced.


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:
It's a drum machine, bass line generator, chord generator and arpeggiator with an added string and organ section and a filter for the arpeggiator.
A very simple thing, almost a toy, but it's fun as hell and adding some effects to the sounds it gets interesting. For effects we're using the Schulte Compact Phasing, the low-budget, digital delay unit Vermona DEG-50 and the oddball, even lower-budget, mini-rack, multi-effect LEM FX22."

Remco Electronic Sound FX Machine w/ Original Box & Docs

via this auction

"This is a 1979 Remco Sound FX Machine. The unit has seen almost no use and is fully functioning and in excellent cosmetic condition. All knobs, switches and buttons are smooth and the unit sounds as it should (which is loud and ridiculous!)"

Dirtywave M8 generative into Hainbach's Wires by Audio Thing

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Checking out Wires on ios."

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

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