MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Zerosum Inertia - TVM23

video upload by NOISEBUG

"Brian @ Zerosum Inertia has really outdone himself this time. We will start calling him the Duke of Distortion around here. In the video we spice up a stock Korg Drumlogue beat with both channels of the TVM23. In the first half I am modulating it with the a-118-2 random signal clocked by the a-119 gate out. In the second half I am modulating it with a triangle wave from the a-111-3 at LFO and audio rates. Enjoy!"

via Noisebug

The TVM23 is an all analog audio processor for eurorack format synthesizers.

38mm rear depth.

18HP wide.

200 mA +12 average load, 500 mA on first power up.

50 mA -12.

The TVM23 is a dual processor with two separate channels independent from each other.

The heart of both channels is a 6CB6 pentode. Two matched 6CB6 pentodes are used.

The left channel utilizes distortion and feedback to create harmonic trills and waveshaping effects.

A genuine 5C1 vactrol is used for Control Voltage of the feedback.

The bottom left row of jacks are for the left channel.

The left knob is for the feedback, the center left knob is for the gain.

This channel seems to have more obvious effects when an audio source higher in frequency is inserted.

Hit the transpose up on your sequence a few times to see what I mean.

The right channel is a loud but clean tube VCA suitable for sweetening audio signals and processing

dynamic depth.

The 6CB6 is used for both audio processing as well as Control Voltage processing for this channel.

The bottom right row of jacks is for the right channel.

The right knob is the gain control for this tube VCA.

While most “VCA” modules are Voltage Controlled Attenuators, this is a Voltage Controlled Amplifier.

Your signal will come out louder than before when patching into this channel.

The left channel greatly benefits from having attenuation before entering.

Even better is placing a VCA before it to have dynamic depth control of the waveshaping and distortion effects.

You can use the right channel for this.

But most likely you already have a traditional VCA in your system so you can use what you have for attenuation/VCA duties before entering the left channel,

then patch the left channel into the right channel for it’s gain and audio sweetening effects.

I happen to have multiple tube VCA’s so I patch a tube VCA before the left channel and after the left channel for maximum character and saturation effects.

A lot of other people do too.

Whichever VCA you choose to use before entering the left channel you will be greatly rewarded with dynamic continuously variable distortion effects as the feedback loop is always changing.

Even before you insert control voltage into the feedback amount, the feedback loop is sensitive to the amount of signal feeding it and produces unique glitchy trills that sound like a video game.

Modulate the amount of attenuation with that VCA that goes before the left channel with a random voltage, sequencer, arpeggiator, envelope, sweeping LFO or clocked rhythmic gates.

I really like the NoiseRing and Wogglebug or sequence that is feeding my oscillators for this task.

For the right channel VCA a postive control voltage source from 1-10 volts with an onboard attenuator and variable response curve is recommended. Maths works great for this.

The VCA doesn’t use an exponential VCA chip or OTA like most other VCA’s, so the response curve is not a guaranteed linear or expo response and it is different with every tube used.

That is why it best to use a modulator with a variable curve and attenuation to dial in the best response.

It is recommended to start with all the knobs at full clockwise/around 5 o’clock and then work the knobs counter clockwise as you listen to the incoming audio source.

3-5 o’clock seems to be about the sweet spot for all the knobs but you will find hidden sounds everywhere.

The center knob controls gain, so if you bring it back too far counter clockwise that will attenuate the signal completely and no sound will come out. Center knob is usually best in the 3-5’oclock range.

The left and center knobs are part of a feedback network, so the settings between the two interact and manipulate the behavior and sound of the whole left channel in a symbiotic relationship.

They both effect the pitch effects that come from the feedback sounds.

Hypersynth on Dirtywave M8 with new ADSR envelopes in 3.0

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"This is in the soon to be released Firmware 3.0 for the M8

This was filmed on Beta 0, 16 beta's later we got to RC1 and it should be ready for full release soon.
Uploaded from my phone (direct audio though) but I will post a bigger video on 3.0 soon with better audio and video.

This is the new Synth engine, it is called Hypersynth, it is a 13 saw engine, 12 saws and 1 sub.

It is designed as a chord engine, the saws can be split in stereo pairs across 6 pitches to make 6 note chords in a single track.

also now ADSR envelopes are in the M8. Which makes playing with a keyboard a lot of fun. So here we have 8 instances of hype synth (104 saws 8 notes were held on midi keyboard)

Thought it would be amusing to use the virus to control it."

Roland Cloud ZENOLOGY Pro v2 Overview

video upload by RolandChannel

"ZENOLOGY Pro v2 lets you harness the vast power of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System within your favorite DAW. Explore over 4,000 tones and 200 drums kits that you can easily expand to over 10,000 total selections or create stunning new tones from scratch. With so many sounds to choose from, you need a powerful browser to stay organized. Easily search, rate, save, and recall sounds within ZENOLOGY Pro and keep your inspiration flowing. Plus, explore new banks with everything from classic to experimental and exotic sounds.

The edit view gives you an expansive look at the array of ZEN-Core parameters. Each tone consists of up to four partials, with an oscillator, filter, amplifier, dual LFO, and effects. Add shape and color to your sound with over 90 effects like spacious reverbs and delays, sweeping JUNO-106 and CE-1 choruses, and unique offerings like the SDD-320 Dimension D and DJ FX Looper. You can also dive into the world of Model Expansions to transform ZENOLOGY Pro into entirely different instruments like the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, SH-101, JX-8P, and JD-800.

00:00 Intro Overview
00:23 Available Sounds
00:53 Browser and Views
01:39 Sound Engine Structure
02:15 OSC Section
02:41 FILTER Section
02:55 LFO Section
03:45 Effects Section
04:11 Reverb
04:28 Model Expansions
04:54 How to Get ZENOLOGY"

09- The Arturia MiniFreak- Speech

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

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

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

SoundsDivine 'Pluck' - Sequential Prophet 5/10

video upload by SoundsDivine111

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

Dialectixx - "Night Trader" live modular synth performance

video upload by Extralife

"'Night Trader' is the new single from DIALECTIXX, the new modular synth disco duo from San Francisco. Stream on Spotify here:

Written and produced by Dialectixx - Topic .
Check out our first single 'Limited Liability' and follow us here:

Full length LP forthcoming May 2023!

Single out now on Girlfriend Records."

Introducing Yester Versio: A simple delay with wavefolding, pitch shifting, and tempo syncing

video upload by

"Yester Versio will be available on Thursday, March 23rd! Pre-order now:

Yester Versio is the long-awaited answer to the request for a simple delay on the Versio platform. Yester is a three-tap delay designed to be straightforward and easy to control. It’s perfect for helping glue together almost any patch, with just enough character to stand out if that’s what you want.

Yester Versio comes with standard controls over panning, delay feedback, and delay time, but we didn’t stop there. The Time control interacts with the Even/Triplet/Dotted switch, allowing for flexible delay syncing. These also work with the Tap button and jack input, making it easy to sync Yester to the rest of your patch and create interesting rhythms.

Use the DJ-style filter to shape your delays. Add flavor with chorus, a bipolar control that adds a bit of clean pitch shifting or LFO-modulated effects. Turn up Fold for some gentle wavefolding, a bit of grit, and at the top of the knob, to add in chaotic suboctaves for a bit of doom.

And of course, because it is a Versio, almost everything can be CV controlled. Yester Versio is the delay you will keep coming back to.

New to our Versio platform? Any Versio module can be swapped to any other in the series, completely free, at the Noise Engineering Customer Portal:"

The Ultimate Elektron Setup and How to Use It

video upload by EZBOT

"In this video, I'll be discussing what I believe is the ultimate Elektron performance setup, providing a detailed explanation of my thought process. So, join me as I share my insights and recommendations.

Get those cool transparent MIDI cables here:

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

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

Short ambient jam! #synth #jam #ambient #peaceful #sequential #korg #jamming #relaxingsounds

video upload by Elemnt

MFB Dominion 1 SN 15226

via this auction

Roland Juno 60 1980s Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha QY10 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Note it's listed as a "Sampler Sequencer Synthesizer Music Rhythm Drum Machine". It's not a sampler. It's sample based. It was the precursor to the QY70 and QY100. The SU10 was the sampler in a similar form factor, minus the workstation sequencing, samples, and rhythm machine.

You can find demos of the QY10 in previous posts here.

Getting Started Droid Forge Configuration Software

video upload by Der Mann mit der Maschine

"In this video I give you an introduction into the 'Droid Forge'. This is the free graphical configuration tool for the Droid. It's available for Mac and Windows and makes creating Droid patches very easy.

Previously Droid patches needed to be created with a text editor. While this is still possible, most people now use the Forge.

Download the Forge here:
Our Discord server:"

Roland JX-3P - Pixel Notes Music Vol. 3

video upload by Pixel Notes Music

"Here's a collection of songs that I have made using a Roland JX-3P and sometimes a Korg M1 for drums.

00:00 - Intro
00:11 - Shadows Moving
00:58 - Canal
02:26 - The Dark Wave
06:49 - Midnight Fairytale
12:03 - Beaming
13:27 - Motorbike Lovers
16:07 - Heavy Handed Ballad
17:25 - Chasing Horizons

All songs and artwork created by Pixel Notes Music."

Arturia Microbrute Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem: Microbrute Presets

video upload by Limbic Bits

▶ Online shop with Patch Banks for Ambient, Techno, IDM, and Electronica:

0:00 IDM Lead
1:21 Brute games
1:52 Electro pluck
3:11 Dreamer
4:35 Boarder Lead
5:40 Psy BP
7:08 AmbiPulse into Pulsator
8:24 End Boss

CHOMPI For $500

video upload by DECIMA1

See the announcement post for CHOMPI here.

Playing the Yamaha DX-1 in Japan

video upload by DECIMA1

"Welcome to my latest video where I'll be sharing my experience playing the iconic Yamaha DX-1 synthesizer at the Yamaha Innovation Center in Hamamatsu, Japan.

The DX-1 is widely regarded as one of the most impressive synthesizers ever created, and being able to play it in its birthplace was an absolute dream come true. In this video, I'll be showcasing some of the unique features of this legendary instrument and exploring its iconic sound.

As I play, I'll provide insights into the history of the DX-1 and its impact on the music industry. I'll also share my thoughts on its playability, versatility, and why it remains a sought-after instrument to this day.

Join me on this musical journey as we explore the Yamaha Innovation Center and dive into the world of the DX-1. Whether you're a seasoned musician, a synthesizer enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates great music, this video is sure to inspire and captivate you.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of the Yamaha DX-1 as we take a musical trip to the heart of innovation in Hamamatsu, Japan."

Playing on DIY devices together

video upload by Anton OG

"#diy #electronic #synth #arduino #synthesizer #drummachine #indieelectronic #experimentalelectronic #diysynth #diysynthesizer"

Reload Shimokitazawa. Improvised jam on Modular with @agustinspinetto

video upload by Hanjo Synth

"Hey everyone! I'm thrilled to share a new music collaboration I made with the talented local artist @agustinspinetto ! We had an amazing time performing an improvised piece at Reload Shimokitazawa. The track builds up on C major adding tonal and percussive layers. We're excited to bring you some spring vibes with it. 🎢🌸

This piece is all about reloading and starting new, and we hope it inspires you to do the same. We're so grateful for the opportunity to share our music with you and can't wait to see where this journey takes us next. Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy the performance! ❤️"

Dreadbox Nymphes unboxing! Music from my first jam with Digitakt. #synthesizer #dreadbox #nymphes

video upload by Hanjo Synth

"Welcome to my unboxing of the Dreadbox Nymphes Polyphonic synthesizer! This is an exciting release from Dreadbox, known for their high-quality analog synths and effects pedals.

Let's take a look at what's inside the box. As we open it up, we're greeted with the sleek and stylish design of the Nymphes. The synth has a beautiful metal enclosure and its sturdy construction makes it feel like a premium instrument right out of the box.

Moving on to the accessories, we have the MIDI to Din adapter, the USB cable for powering the synth and a quick start guide. The USB cable is a convenient design choice, allowing you to power the Nymphes directly from your computer or USB power supply.

Now, let's get the Nymphes hooked up and see what it can do! As we power it on, we're greeted with a warm and inviting sound. The Nymphes is a 6-voice polyphonic synth with one oscillator a sub oscillator and 2 LFOs, making it capable of creating rich and dynamic sounds with ease. The controls are not the most intuitive but they are all available with a few button combos allowing you you to quickly dial in the perfect sound for your music.

Overall, the Dreadbox Nymphes Polyphonic synthesizer is a fantastic addition to any musician's setup looking for a Polysynth. Its high-quality build, versatile sound, and hands on controls make it a joy to play and experiment with. I'm excited to dive deeper into what this synth can do, and I hope you are too!"

Synthesizer - Fish Synth (Mushsynth-8) by Carlo / VOSKHOD-2 reverb / DRONE DARK AMBIENT by GIPNOZER

video upload by G I P N O Z E R

"Just the other day I received a long-awaited parcel from Rostov-on-Don from Evgeny Carlo. This is a fully analog eight-voice synthesizer for a DIY project. Evgeny has invested a lot of time and effort in its creation, for which I am very grateful to him and wish him success in his wonderful work! At the moment, only 6 synthesizers have been made. And tonight we managed to record the first AMBIENT DRONE with its use in a compartment with the VOSKHOD-2 reverb from Universe Zen Audio."

See this post for additional details on the Muschsynt-8.

Uncharted Space | Patching a 'Krell' on the System Cartesian

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"When it's about MakeNoise gear, I love to do special requests. So feel free to share your ideas. Obviously this is for privileged System Cartesian owners or anyone with a dual function generator, a source of uncertainty, a vco and a vca. So get your TTA/Buchla 200T series out. You don't need a sequencer.
Why not try something like this on the Tape & Microsound and use QPAS as a VCA! It will work too and you'll get amazing results with a cool Morphagene reel. Maybe even a single cycle wavetable reel. Go visit uncharted space and (don't) get lost."

UAD Spark PolyMAX Synthesizer Demo

video upload by Nicolas Melis

See this post for additional details.

"UAD Spark PolyMAX Synthesizer Demo
Exploring the presets of the UAD Spark PolyMAX Synthesizer

0:00 - 0:30 10 aachen street
0:31 - 0:50. bright wide pad
0:51 - 1:09. crusher
1:10 - 1:26. comin
1:27 - 1:45. env follower
1:46 - 2:05. epic 2
2:06 - 2:27 huge manna
2:28 - 2:47. instaprog
2:48 - 3:15. landing pad
3:16 - 3:27. noizbazz
3:28 - 3:50. regal
3:51 - 4:14. Salt
4:15 - 4:34. scientific
4:35 - 4:49. scrappy bass
4:50 - 5:15. seasick
5:16 - 5:34. son of sub
5:35 - 6:06 2 saws"

Monochrome – Preset Walkthrough (Soundset for Hive 2)

video upload by u-he

"Monochrome by Mode Audio a.k.a. Niall McCallum captures the noisy, washed out and dreamlike tones of your favorite Indie Electronica artists. Grainy, warbly or simply otherworldly: You are sure to find the shade that fits your mood!

Available here:
Music by Seb (Hyboid)

00:00 - Pads
05:18 - Leads
09:03 - Basses
12:03 - Keys & Poly
16:04 - Chords
19:33 - Loops
23:11 - Percussive
24:40 - FX"

GForce Software Minimonsta 2 - Patch Flip - Sonic LAB

video upload by sonicstate

"GForce Software's latest instrument update is for the Minimonsta making it now at version 2. It follows the new features first seen in the OB-E V2 and then the Oddity V3 - namely an improved audio engine, re-sizable UI, four macro controls, new preset browser and a vintage control for dialling in more wonkiness.

The Minimonsta2 is a Minimoog Model D at it's heart with the familiar panel but obviously also is polyphonic. GForce also include the XLFO and XADSR - two fully assignable modulation sources, though with as many instances as you’ll likely to need that can be mapped to most variable parameters on a one to one basis.

You also get an additional 300 presets.

At present the Minimonsta2 is available at a reduced price of £49 (+VAT) from £99 - which makes if a pretty affordable deal, given that it's a fairly simple to navigate interface and is capable of a wide variety of sounds - from monster basses to lovely atmospheric pads."


video upload by Alba Ecstasy

Part 1 here

"64 AMBIENT PATCHES for Arturia MICROFREAK πŸ‘‰ Part 2 contains the demo of the following 32 patches.
64 NEW #ambient #patches for Arturia #MicroFreak.
All the patches have free royalty sequences, and most of them functions on the aftertouch so use it when playing the sounds!
64 presets containing pads, leads, percussions, pianos, bells & pluck type sounds, swirls, bass, leads, arps and sequences, crazy FXs!"

Famous Synth Sounds - (13) Toto Africa

video upload by SonicProjects


Famous Synth Sounds 13: Toto Africa synth sound vst

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

Click on the BANK - LOAD button in the synth's grey top-bar
Load this bank: PROII_FAMOUS
Preset 25 Toto Africa Brass"

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

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