MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Custom Ukraine Edition (1 of 5) Black Corporation ISE-NIN Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via Perfect Circuit

"We've partnered with Black Corporation to offer a highly limited-edition ISE-NIN, featuring the colors of the Ukrainian flag with all proceeds from this sale going towards non-military charity efforts in Ukraine. This instrument is just one of five in this color way, and is sure to deliver the beloved sounds of the Roland Jupiter-8.

Not simply a clone or revival of a classic instrument, Black Corporation's ISE-NIN is a desktop-friendly analog synthesizer inspired by the legendary Roland Jupiter-8 that truly aims for the stars. Adorned with sliders and vivid orange labeling straight out of the 1980s, the ISE-NIN is true to the original with eight voices loaded up with truly analog VCOs and liquidy lowpass and highpass filters. But in true Black Corp. fashion, they're not content with conceptualizing a synth in 2021 and leaving its capabilities dampened by technology from over 40 years ago.

Dual oscillators per-voice allow for synthesists to craft the rich textures harkening back to the golden age of analog synthesizers, offering the ability to freely mix and match waveforms (or noise on VCO-2). One or both VCOs can be modulated by the LFO or one of the ADSR envelope generators, affording the implementation of vibrato or other special pitch effects into patches, while VCO-1 provides a VCO-2 cross-modulation option, and VCO-2 can sync to oscillator one. Before heading into the filters, both VCOs are summed in a crossfade level control—this approach allows, for example, one oscillator to provide the harmonic, musical bed for a patch, while the other can be dialed in to a relatively fine amount for additional grit, bite, or special effect.

Some say that the filter is what makes a synthesizer special, and if the sound of the Jupiter-8 is any indication, ISE-NIN is sure to win the hearts of many. A non-resonant highpass filter cleans up the low end frequencies, but the main attraction is certainly the lowpass VCF—selectable 12 or 24dB/Oct slope, resonance all the way up to self-oscillation, key-tracking, velocity and aftertouch control, and more provide the means to sculpt the sonic spectrum with freedom. Dual ADSR envelope generators round out the onboard modulation options, but it's the deeper menu settings and external control capabilities that really open up the ISE-NIN.

Like the other instruments from Black Corporation, ISE-NIN is MPE compatible, meaning that pairing it up with a compatible DAW or a controller like the Linnstrument or QuNexus unlocks the magic of per-note pitch bend and expression, polyphonic aftertouch, and more. But if that weren't enough, ISE-NIN can split or layer two presets at once, and while this reduces polyphony down to four voices per patch, the musical potential vastly outweighs the polyphonic limitations. Pair this with the onboard arpeggiator and extensive microtuning options compatible with ODDSound's MTS-ESP, and this is a synth that pushes analog sounds in territories never before imagined.

If you find yourself enchanted by the sounds of classic analog instruments but will only settle for the flexibility of a modern synthesizer, ISE-NIN just might be the thriller of a synth needed for your studio."

Exclusive first look at new KIVIAK WoFI Synthesizer - SequencerTalk 163

video upload by SequencerTalk

"Developers live TALK with Romain from Kiviak Instruments.
He shows us the new Wofi Synthesizer and what this exciting concept is all about."

See teh Kiviak label below for more.

BUMP feat Yamaha CK61 - CK88

video upload by Manuele Montesanti

"This is 'Bump' the last song I composed 'around' my new instrument. Welcome on my setup 'Yamaha CK' ❤️"

10 Minutes with a Buchla 200

video upload by zack dagoba

"Just stick this on in the background.."

Capturing inspiration with Prob-Key \ Quick Tip

video upload by Omri Cohen

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


video upload by Polykit

"I started building a fully programmable analog polyphonic synthesizer - again. In this video I’m going to look at the main components and give a first outlook on the hardware.

Video playlist on the voice card:"

Polykit-X Voice Card Synthesizer

Paradox Vol 1 - Patches 1 to 25 - Sequential Trigon 6

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Soon.

Sequential Prophet 5 / 10 Rev4 - Promethean Vol 1 - Second 40 Custom Patches Vid 2 of 2

video upload by Orano Music

"Finally I got around to creating a bank of 80 sounds for the stunning Prophet 5 / 10 rev4 Patches available at

This is the second reel of 40 sounds from the pack of 80 Custom Patches. First 40 sounds will be on Reel 1of 2. [posted here]

And yes I used the arp from the Trigon-6 a couple of times, I understand the P5 / 10 doesn't have an arp, but it lets you all hear how certain plucks etc will sound arpeggiated. :)

To keep the Preview / Demo Videos as honest & transparent as possible, I have used only UAD Dimension D chorus (only for stereo width) and a tiny bit of reverb. If a video with effects would be preferred, just let me know and I'll repost with decent amounts of Chorus, reverb & delays etc."

OBX8 And Prophet 10 Track - Sodalite - #obx8 #prophet5 #prophet10

video upload by SMV Producer

"Not much to say about it. Just listen and enjoy.

Sound banks for Arturia Matrixbrute, Waldorf Quantum/Iridium, Prophet 5/10 and Moog One available for purchase at:

Broken Electric Piano 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:"

trigon 6, h90, gen loss mkii, virus, norns/norns // astrophage

video upload by astrophage

"Chill minimal downtempo improv on top of norns running synthy synced up with another norns running molly the polly. Thanks for checking it out."

The Sound of Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes with Oberheim OB-Xa, LinnDrum

video upload by RetroSound

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

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

One of my favorite 80s songs
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (1984)
The Song was written by Jackie DeShannon und Donna Weiss.

I used the Oberheim OB-Xa synthesizer for all synth pads, the bass and the main theme riff.
And I used the E-MU Emulator II sampling synthesizer for add drums, guitar sample and high strings.
Drums: LinnDrum (1982)
The original song was made with the SC Prophet-5.

The Oberheim OB-XA Synthesizer is one of the big legendary synths in music history. Here can you find the full OB-Xa playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The OB-Xa playlist:

Behringer Teases an ARP Quadra

via Behringer

"Isn’t this one of the most beautiful synths ever designed? The iconic ARP Quadra. What do you think?

Disclaimer. We’re not promising to build one."

Arturia Minifreak: 64 Patterns/Sequences+Presets. Sound Demo

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Patterns' is a collection of 64 presets for Arturia Minifreak.
The bank covers a wide range of patterns: minor and major, acid, hard and dreamy, atmospheric, intensive and transparent, smooth and plucky, soft and noisy, distorted, analog and digital.
You may use the sequences as they are or as a starting point for further editing.
πŸ’Ž Get the soundset:

The soundset is suitable for many genres: ambient, electronica, IDM, trip-hop, lounge, downtempo, chill out, new age, cinematic, trance, deep, progressive, techno, industrial, breakbeat, breaks, jungle, drum and bass, dub and others.

- Wide range of patterns' styles
- Thoroughly set parameters
- 4 rows of the modulation sequencer
- ModWheel and Aftertouch add expression
- Macros 1 and 2 change the timbre or add movement
- Volumes are equalized for a comfortable browsing

Drums/samples from the demo are not included.
The presets are compatible with both versions of Minifreak: hardware and VST/AU/Standalone.
Use the official software (Minifreak V) to send the presets to the device.
Use the latest firmware and software versions.

IK Multimedia Uno Synth Pro Demo Part. 1 | No Talking | @ikmultimedia

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

0:00 intro
0:10 The One
1:14 Punch Bass 3
2:21 DP Lead
3:05 Doctor Lead
4:12 Doctor Lead (with Rev2)
5:16 InfoPad
6:29 String Machine (With Rev2)
7:38 Travis Bass (With Rev2)
8:29 Chill Pluck (With Rev2)

Rubber Band Guitar Meets Modular Synth (DIY instrument)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Earlier this week I posted a video of this rubber band instrument I made. In this video, I plug it into my modular synthesizer. It can not only be used to make audio, but also control voltages.

Intro - 0:00
Patch 1 - 0:51
Patch 2 - 1:18
Patch 3 - 2:30
Patch 4 - 4:08

See the build video here:"

I Made a... Wacky Rubber Band Guitar Thingy (DIY musical instrument)

"Well... I don't know if this type of thing has a name but it sure was fun to build. I'm sure I'm not the first person to come up with this idea but it was certainly fun to figure it out. It's an electric rubber band instrument.

Idea - 0:00
Build Process - 0:36
Sound Demo - 4:42"

A Dark Plot Of Land ADPOL-AV-112 Abstract Video Sound Design Experimental Music

video upload by Outsider Sound Design

"Experimental music available at

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

Pittsburgh TAIGA - a chat with the makers - Presentation

video upload by sonicstate

"We got a remote group together with @pittsburghmodular Richard Nicol and Michael Johnsen, @GazWilliams and editor Nick to take a look and have a chat about the new Taiga module.
Its kind of a Pittsburgh Modular greatest hits, with three complex waveshaping and warping oscillators, a 2-pole multimode filter, plus a Low Pass Gate together with the resonance control.
It draws from their range of previous modules including the SV-1, Voltage Research Lab and Capt Big O. There's a couple of envelopes, a mixer section with drive, noise, LFO and digital functions like S+H, plus a lot of patch-ability."

Jolin Lab GOBLET / eccentric LP and BP filter / sweeps and sounds

video upload by BRiES

"In this video I run a basic saw wave (from Even VCO) through GOBLET, a filtermodule by Jolin Lab. After a few sweeps I add some modulation to the parameters and introduce the button and the different touch plates. It's hard to predict what's it going to sound like, so it's best to experiment with different settings and sounds. GOBLET is by no means a standard lp/bp filter and I'm pretty sure that's 100% intentional.

PS: I noticed that the video/audio is slightly out of sync - my sincere apologies for this.

GOBLET webpage:"

GOBLET is an analog filter and distortion unit with some added quirks and extra controls.


Unique analog two pole circuit with custom optocouplers fed directly in the feedback path.

Two step controls and individual CV inputs on frequency and resonance for precise sound sculpting.

Dedicated potentiometer for the total amount of feedback.

A performance-oriented momentary switch for extra distortion.

Two expressive touch points to make your body interact with the circuit.

Rhythmically oriented accent CV input.

Two outputs – a smoother LP and an aggressive notch.

Works with audio and CV sources.

Single board design – extremely skiff friendly.

“Whatever” power connector a.k.a. don’t mind the polarity.


video uploads by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Also in white via Tokyo Tape Music Center

"10 Channel Comb Filter MODEL 295 Card

Depth: 27mm

Use Audio Grade Capacitor.

Photos and specifications may change.

There may be scratches on the panel.

Attention to the power capacity of the easel.

The sound will shake when you touch the card."

TTMC Tokyo Delay MODEL TD-1

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Also see this post.

The 'Right' Sequencer | Modular Composing | Episode 02

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Your possibilities to compose on a Modular Synth are directly related to the sequencer you're using. So picking the 'right' sequencer for your work is an important task. Your biggest challenge would be to compose or arrange a full song with beats, bass, lead and maybe even chords. I thought it would be fun to use Kraftwerk's 1976 Trans-Europe Express as a 'benchmark', but it turned out a big challenge. It has a simple rhythm (no problem), a super simple bass, a lead and the characteristic 'note ladder' that jumps 5 semitones each 1/2 note. This takes 128 regular steps and sequencers ususally stop at 16, 32 or 64 (if you're lucky). Clock divisions could take care of that. But the song transposes to a different key when the 'note stairs' plays and you'll need a powerful sequencer to transpose all voices to a new key and then turn back. Ground Control and Westlicht Performer couldn't pull it off. I had zero knowledge of NerdSeq at the beginning of this video, but it turned out to be the only sequencer I know of that can do a full song. It's an incredible sequencer/tracker, but it also has a 100+ page manual.

Sequencers roughly come in three flavors: linear, cartesian and arbitrary. The most useful sequencers can do drums, strict patterns and generative parts. I've included Five12 Vector and Eloquencer in my overview, but I have no experience with them. My 'findings' in this video are biased by my own music and workflow and I double-checked the manuals of modules I don't know. It's possible I overlooked some features. I am aware Vector can do drums, but I felt you'd need a dedicated drum pattern editor to qualify as a drum sequencer.

00:00 Song Structure
00:22 Trans-Europe Express (TEE) - Ground Control
01:45 TEE - Westlicht Performer
02:48 TEE - XOR NerdSEQ
04:54 Separation of rhythm and melody - Metron & Bloom
07:30 Linear, Cartesian and Arbitrary sequencing
08:22 Generative Sequencing - NerdSEQ
09:44 Generative Sequencing - Bloom
10:42 Generative Sequencing - Westlicht Performer
11:25 Generatice Sequencing - Rene MK2
13:17 Arbitrary Sequencing - Frap Tools USTA
14:54 Melodicer short
15:18 Metropolis Family short
16:31 Scorecards"

Yamaha TX816 SN 3191

via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

"This one contains 7 TF1 modules - each of these modules is contains the synth engine from the original vintage Yamaha DX7.

A new set of batteries was soldered in place so you shouldn't have to pay anyone to do this now or worry about losing your patches anytime soon. The same bank of patches has been loaded into each of the TF1 modules. Properly tested post-servicing and working and sounding great!"

Roland VP-330 MKII Vocoder Plus w/ Music Sheet Stand & Original Box

via this auction

MOOG MiniMoog Voyager Electric Blue Edition SN EB2559 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"The Minimoog Voyager is a handcrafted, all-analog performance synthesizer that incorporates the features and incredible sonic range of the original Minimoog, while adding a vast number of new functional improvements to its design. And just like the original Minimoog, the Minimoog Voyager was designed and brought to life by synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog."

MOOG Minimoog Voyager w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesizer...2022 Reissue...Appalachian Cherry

via this auction

Shakmat Jeweler Cast: Demo

video upload by Shakmat

"The Jeweler Cast melts, bends, and chisels all types of signals, audio, or CV. Composed of two independent sections, the Mix, and the Shaper, the Jeweler Cast combines a ring modula- tor, a crossfader, a wavefolder and a distortion. Thanks to its tool ensemble, this fully analog yet compact module can manipulate basic waveforms and complex signals in infinite ways."

Variable Clock Sequencer

video upload by KellerDev

"I changed the code for the sequencer to have more versatile random variable clock capabilities. I will upload the code to my patreon:"

Tasty Leads with GROUND CONTROL standalone (recreating Boards of Canada and Daft Punk)

video upload by

"We are back with another supercharged SH-101 style system controlled by our flagship sequencer Ground Control in a standalone format. As always, we will break down 2 tracks by Boards of Canada and Daft Punk and will show you how easy it is to integrate external keyboards with your Ground Control."

Testing Groovetube upgrade #2

video upload by Telmatronics

"A few more clips from first test of new Groovetube system.
Tube: Osram warm white, triphosphor."

Roland Juno 60 - sweet spots

video upload by The Synth King

"The Roland Juno 60 is probably one of the most iconic synths ever. Its sound is omnipresent in almost any chart hit of the 1980s. No matter what you do, this synth as such is a sweet spot, you can't make it sound bad. Today the Juno 60 is highly sought after and can be found as workhorse in many music productions in the world.
Enjoy the music!

『電子ζ₯½ε™¨100年展』 Synthesizer on display at the "100 Years of Electronic Musical Instruments Exhibition "

video upload by PikoPiko Factory γƒ”γ‚³γƒ”γ‚³γƒ•γ‚‘γ‚―γƒˆγƒͺγƒΌ

Miles Voyager (part2) [from coming album "Electronicazz vol.2"]

video upload by KurtzMindfields

"Presenting new title from new project for 2023. Blue notes day :=)
Electronicazz vol. 2, cosmic / nu jazz adventure .
Kurtz Mindfields : NRSynth Retro One Bass, Stage Rhodes 73, Clavinet D6, SynthR3 arpeggiator, Moog Sub37, ARP Pro-soloist, Roland Vpiano, Arturia Solina & OBX pads, drums loops.
Cover album conception by Mary (Le Crayon de Lune)

Famous Synth Sounds - (06) ELP Lucky Man & (05) Journey Separate Ways

video upload by SonicProjects

Famous Synth Sounds - (05) Journey Separate Ways


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

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