MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Random Hordijk

video upload by Todd Barton

"I love the innate feel of Rob Hordijk's random circuits. He was a true treasure."

DX5 Performing Depeche Mode "Stripped"

video upload by DX5

"Instrumental cover. Excerpt of one of my live streamings. Sound is a bit improved over the last uploaded isolated cover of this song (in 2009!).
Gear used:
Emu Emax.
Emu Emax II.
Composed by Martin L. Gore.
Performed by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

Human Nature - @MichaelJackson Cover

video upload by Electric Vibes

"Instrumental cover #vintagesynth"

"Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp, cover with 6 Korg Volcas (Bass/Sample/Kick/Keys/Modular/FM)

video upload by Mattelica

""Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp, cover with 6 Korg Volcas (12 step) Volca Bass, Volca Sample, Volca Kick (2nd bass), Volca Keys, Volca Modular, Volca FM to a Yamaha MG10xu with internal FX (early reflection) to a Canon 6D with a 50mm 1.4 lens."

A4 Revisited

video upload by Tim Shoebridge

"This is my second look at the GRP Synthesiser A4. This time in glorious 4K so you can see a detailed view of the front panel of this wonderful looking instrument!"

Paradox Vol 1 - Patches 51 to 75 - Sequential Trigon 6

video upload by GEOSynths

GEOSynths Paradox Vol 1 demos

"Out Soon.

The Trigon 6 is the very latest Synth to be added to the Prophet 6 and OB6 Family and while it has a number of similarities, it does go beyond those previous Synths in many ways.

Here are the next 25 Patches in my Bank of 100 - Paradox Vol 1 - and include Motion Pads to Dynamic Strings, Deep Bass to Cutting Leads, Classic Polysynths to Keys, plus a whole set of Arps and Metalic Sounds.

All 100 Patches will be demonstrated over 4 Videos, when the 4th is uploaded, they will be available to Purchase.

00:00 - 51. Vox Humana GEO
00:51 - 52. Engage GEO
01:30 - 53. Digi Keys GEO
01:59 - 54. Excite Lead GEO
02:34 - 55. Steel Poly GEO
03:22 - 56. Chorus Keys GEO
04:00 - 57. Lights Out GEO
06:01 - 58. Prayer GEO
06:30 - 59. Raise Alarm GEO
07:01 - 60. Quantum Flux GEO
08:37 - 61. Tri Cello GEO
09:37 - 62. Jazz Bass GEO
09:49 - 63. New Life GEO
11:04 - 64. Vocalz GEO
11:27 - 65. Eminence GEO
12:35 - 66. Lost Signal GEO
13:20 - 67. Deep Kick GEO
13:47 - 68. Deep Snare GEO
14:01 - 69. Poly Wasp GEO
14:48 - 70. Exoplanet GEO
15:55 - 71. Hollow Bass GEO
16:15 - 72. Bladerunner GEO
17:17 - 73. Lounge EP GEO
18:04 - 74. Party Pluck GEO
18:51 - 75. No Sleep GEO"

SoundsDivine 'Bass' - Sequential Prophet 5/10

video upload by SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Bass' soundset for the Sequential Prophet 5/10."

Jen Synthetone SX-2000

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm


Quick demo of a recently serviced and modded Jen Synthetone SX2000 italian mono synth.
CV/Gate and Fiter inputs were added, see the other video where I showcase the synth with external control. (

• Jen Synthetone SX... )
Recorded straight with no FX nor treatment.

The SX2000 is one of my favorite mono synth, I always had at least one in my setup. Just one oscillator but thaks to a ladder filter inspired by the EMS VCS3 it sounds very nice, it can be beasty and funky. Very simple architecture but some nice features like both VCF and VCA enveloppes can be set either in Attack Decay mode, Attack Sustain Release mode or repeat mode, rate being set by the LFO. This alone broadens the sonic range. The added CV/Gate kit (based on the Kentron one) enables this one to be interfaced by sequencers and/or modular synthesizers."

Jen Synthetone SX-2000 externally controlled demo

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

via this auction

"Synth was serviced:
- fully recapped
- busbar and key contact were cleaned
- faders were cleaned and lubbed
- CV/GATE/Filter kit was added
- full calibration

It is in perfect working condition.
I have to point that the faders are not great on those synths, and though they were serviced they can be sometimes be hard to move. It's because the have a little play on the lever so when you engaged the move sometimes this play brakes them. Nothing dramatic but I just prefer to point it out, it's not Roland SH smooth faders. You just have to get how to grab them and then it's easy.
All the different SX-2000 I own had this issue and no cleaning or lube will ever make them perfect.

Cosmetic wise the synth has some wear but still looks more than decent."

Vangelis - Chariots of Fire [Switched-Off cover]

video upload by Piano in a Living Room

"The iconic soundtrack composed by Vangelis in 1980. Playing the famous Titles theme and some of the variations (last track of the album).

Acoustic piano : Klavins Una Corda
Digital wind: Haken EaganMatrix ContinuuMini"

Love Hultén Custom setup for a client

video upload by Love Hultén

"Grandmother, RC-505, TR-6S, H9 and Eyesy"

Groove Synthesis: Sonic surfing with the 3rd Wave

video upload by Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"California company Groove Synthesis have developed a modern take on the classic PPG Wave sound and it's a beast! Check it out here."

Roland Brochures - Juno-60, RS-09, SA-09, TR-808, & VP-330

These are in via Loscha, previously listed here.

10 Minutes of Emu Modular Bleeps

video upload by zack dagoba

"Another one to have on in the background perhaps"

Minitaur + Minikorg + Polybrute + Analog Rytm = boogaloo

video upload by Jeremy Parker

"@JeremyParkerMusic presents a quick taste of my new Moog Minitaur MIDI bass pedal rig, joined by the Minikorg 700fs and Arturia Polybrute. This time I'm playing an original, 'Boogie Igloo', which is a boogaloo I normally play on organ. I'm borrowing the Elektron Analog Rytm MKII from my good friend @cowboybenalman who I join regularly on his Twitch stream:

Check out all my original music here:"

My Cherie amour - Stevie Wonder - Korg Kronos soft synth

video upload by Electric Vibes

Wavolver II demo

video upload by O.Z. Hall

Click here for additional Wavolver posts by O.Z. Hall.

"The Wavolver II is a waveshaper that includes both a wave (manual) folder and a pulse waveshaper (with vertical offset and pulse width modulation ). It also includes a second pulse wave. This Eurorack module is available from Elby Designs. The circuit was designed by Ian Fritz.

I'm modulating is with a quantizer which is acting as a kind of sample and hold circuit."

Roland Aira E-4 Voice Tweaker w/ Original Box

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"An updated version of Roland's infamous VT boxes from the early 2000s, this time as part of the Aira family. With a built-in vocoder, pitch correction, and harmony engine this portable box leaves little to be desired."

Digital Keyboards Synergy DKII+ with Kaypro 2 and programmer

via this auction

"Synergy DKII+ rare vintage digital synthesizer made by Digital Keyboards in New Jersey in the early 80s. It has a super valuable programmer upgrade that stores 24 preset cartridges internally which you can load as banks right from the front panel. No need for the actual cartridges with this one as it has the massive preset library onboard.

Also included is a working Kaypro 2 computer for essential deep programming of the instrument.

If you are reading this, you likely know what these are and their historical significance in the FM canon." Portable 22 +/- 2015 - Black Tolex

via this auction

"Here is the complete module compliment:

3 Q106 Oscillators

3 Q161 Oscillator Mixers

1 Q104 MIDI Interface

1 Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter

1 Q105 Slew Limiter

1 Q117 Sample and Hold

1 Q125 Signal Processor

1 Q110 Noise Source

1 Q112 Mixer

1 Q124 Multiple

2 Q109 Envelope Generator

1 Q108 Voltage Controlled Amplifier

1 Single Width Blank Panel

This is an older unit, and as such, has the power supply that plugs directly into the wall - there is no on and off switch." Studio 66 Mid 2010's - Walnut

via this auction

"A beautiful Studio 66 Modular Synth with a KB15 Dual voice keyboard. I am the second owner and have had it in my studio since mid 2021. I will be downsizing my studio, and as a result, have decided to sell most of my synth collection. Please be sure to check other my other listings.

The walnut cabinet is in great condition - the very top of the smaller cabinet has some marks where equipment was stacked on it from the previous owner. (This can be seen in the video below) - It could easily be buffed out. Modules are in great shape, as is the keyboard. Price for a new one of these with a keyboard and shipping approaches $15,000!"

ARP 2600 - CMS Upgraded w/ 4072 VCF

via this auction

New England Digital Synclavier II

via this auction

"Synclavier II stereo 16 voice FM synthesizer in very good condition. The package comes with the ORK keyboard, the floppy drive with the boot up disc, the Winchester hard drive with loads of sounds, a Kennedy tape drive for sample to disc, a sample to disc module, the Apple Mac computer running the termulator software, and factory owners manuals.

I have always been fascinated by the lore of this instrument. It has definitely held up to its legendary history - it is capable of sounds unavailable anywhere else and is really fun to explore.

Now, the fine print: I bought this instrument in April, 2021 as a fully functional 16 voice FM system, and it works flawlessly. The unit comes with a sample to disc module, and tape drive to sample to, BUT the current operating system DOES NOT support those features. I am also selling a Synclavier VPK keyboard on a separate listing because it is not supported on this software release. There is plenty of support for this instrument, and obtaining an updated software release should be very easy, I just have not pursued it as I am downsizing my studio and need to sell most of my collection. Just keep in mind that while this Synclavier comes with these added features, you are buying a 16 voice stereo FM synth. It is being offered at the price that I have invested, so keep that in mind if you want to make an offer."

Waldorf Micro Q Phoenix Synthesizer SN 64400500610

via this auction

"Waldorf Micro Q Phoenix Edition. Great condition, latest firmware, includes compatible power supply and midi cable. #405 of 500 produced."

Yamaha MU10 portable XG Midi synthesizer sound module SN NH41065

via this auction

You can find a demo of one here.

"Yamaha MU10 portable XG Midi synthesizer. These are great sleeper sound modules.
They play general midi as well as XG midi and sound fantastic.
Works via MIDI or serial using a macintosh style minidin.

The MU10 is on par with a MU50 in terms of polyphony/multitimbral. Just without controls or an lcd. (And you never really need those)

Tested, and clean. Works with AA batteries or any 12V power adapter (not included)"

Jamming with Nord Wave, Korg Mono/Poly, and Drum Machines

video upload by Bata

Clavia Nord Wave
Korg Mono/Poly
Akai MPC X
Yamaha RX-5
Korg PSS-60

Famous Synth Sounds - (08) Faltermeyer Axel F & (09) Nena 99 Luftballons

video uploads by SonicProjects

Check the presented sounds by yourself with the demo version linked above

Famous Synth Sounds - (09) Nena 99 Luftballons
Click on the BANK - LOAD button in the synth's grey top-bar
Load this bank: Downloaded / PROII_FALTERMEYER
Presets 3, 4, 2

Famous Synth Sounds - (09) Nena 99 Luftballons
Click on the BANK - LOAD button in the synth's grey top-bar
Load this bank: PROII_FAMOUS
Preset 12: 99 Luftballons Strings
Preset 13: 99 Luftballons Bass

Famous Synth Sounds - (10) Madonna Holiday
Click on the BANK - LOAD button in the synth's grey top-bar
Load this bank: PROII_FAMOUS
Preset 14 Holiday Epiano
Preset 15 Holiday Strings
Preset 16 Holiday Bass
Preset 17 Holiday Mini

Famous Synth Sounds - (11) Duran Duran Save A Prayer
Click on the BANK - LOAD button in the synth's grey top-bar 
Load this bank: PROII_FAMOUS 
Preset 18 Duran Prayer Pulse 
Preset 20 Duran Prayer Lead


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