MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023


video upload by LESINDES

"TIMES COME, TIMES GO -- Toki GA Kita Ra... is the motto of this track realized mainly with VERMONA PERFOURMER (all arpeggios and the chords), stunning SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PROPHET 6 (hookline/medody) and free running ROLAND TR-606 -- thus the tempo is a bit weird = 129,253 BPM

00:00 Intro
02:08 Credits"

Sequential Trigon 6 6-Voice Polyphonic Analogue Synth - No Talking, Just Playing!

video upload by PMTVUK

"Alex Godfrey from Sequential plays through the features of the awesome new Sequential Trigon 6 a 6-Voice Polyphonic Analogue Synth! Sequentials take on the classic 3-Oscillator plus ladder filter sound that really defined the dawn of the synth evolution.

Sequential are known for their redesign of analogue instruments incorporating them into their modern synths with impressive capabilities. The trigon 6 is no different! Featuring an enhanced version of the ladder filter, designed for their pro-3 model, plus those 3 Oscillators with triangle saw and pulse wave features. The possibilities with this synth are endless. With that switchable 2/4 pole resonant filter, with feedback and drive options, you have the potential to go from a bold and crunchy sound to silky and smooth with just the turn of a knob.

As you'd expect the trigon 6 has all the features of the beloved Prophet-6 and OB-6 synths - 6 voice polyphony, playability, easy to program, semi weighted keyboard with velcoity and after touch. But this one packs a punch with its unmistakable '3-oscillators through a ladder filter' sound.

Featuring 500 on board factory presets and 500 user presets to work through, the capabilities of this synth are endlessly impressive. Also present is the Trigon-6 Poly-mod feature with enhancements for sound design as well as the dual effects section including studio quality reverb, delays, chorus, flangers and phasers. Completely analogue stereo distortion and the incredible vintage knob which helps to add that old school vintage character to this modern and powerful synth!"

Chicago is So Two Years Ago // Fall Out Boy ~SYNTHPOP COVER~

video upload by Amie Waters

"In celebration of the upcoming new Fall Out Boy, this elder emo wanted to do a cover of one of my favorite tracks off their first album. #falloutboy #fob"



video upload by EMEAPP

"That filter! Need we say more. The fabled Steiner-Parker Synthacon is a three oscillator beast of a portable mono-synth capable of immensely fat tones, is highly regarded for its tuning stability and is chock full of awesome control and modulation options. However, the star of the show is the Synthacon's peerless multi-mode LP/BP/HP which has cultivated an identity of its own and has achieved legendary status. Its a fantastic bit of electronic engineering and it truly behaves in a unique manner as compared to its contemporaries. Join Don Slepian as he takes a dive into the Sytnthacon and puts the filter through its paces."

Scoring a Ninja Sci-Fi That Doesn't Exist With SYNTRX II

video upload by Alex Ball

"Following on from my video with the original Syntrx, I thought it would be fun to do another imaginary score with its successor, Syntrx II.

0:00 Intro
1:07 Future Ninjas
1:38 Creating the Sound FX
4:45 Creating the Theme Tune
7:12 The End Result
9:35 Summary
11:13 Outro Jam"

New flight of harmony Facehugger Eurorack Module on Kickstarter

via Kickstarter

"Introducing the Facehugger:

An all-analog, addressable, non-linear, 8-stage, chainable, function generator and control module for eurorack modular synthesizer systems.

What the hell does that mean?

It outputs up to eight different control voltage levels (levels set by the LED sliders) in a sequence determined by a control signal. Depending on how you use it, it can be a:

Control Voltage (CV) Sequencer
Gate Sequencer
Arpeggio Generator
Envelope Generator
Burst Generator
Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO)
Some very basic uses:

Connect it to the CV input of an oscillator to change the pitch
Connect it to the CV input of a voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA) to change the amplitude of a signal.

The Facehugger is unclocked, using an internal ramp generator to control the cycling, or you can use any external 0-+5V waveform instead. The Sequence order is determined by amplitude and slope of the driving waveform: if it is linear, the stages will trigger linearly (in order), incrementing with a rising signal, and decrementing with a falling signal. With a non-linear drive signal (like a stepped, or staircase wave), the stages will trigger non-linearly based on the same parameters.

Multiple units can be chained together for longer patterns or for synchronizing to generate chords via a rear chaining header.

The rear Ramp out pin can be used as a synch oscillator, or even - when using an external drive waveform - as a separate, fully-controllable LFO with adjustable curvature.

The Facehugger also has a rear expansion header for a separate expander module that provides individual level out jacks, individual gate out jacks, a master Gate in jack, and a ramp out jack (see Expander Milestone below for details)."

The Gleeman Pentaphonic at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum

video upload by Vintage Synthesizer Museum

A walk through of the Vintage Synthesizer Museum

video upload by Vintage Synthesizer Museum


video upload by gotharman

"Modulating a multi-filter with an LFO."

How to make guitar feedback - on a synth

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Who doesn't like a bit of guitar feedback squeal? A great sound which has no easy synth equivalent. Yet maybe here we come close. An Erica Synths DB-01 goes to an EHX Oceans 11 reverb which gives the required feedback starter sound, which is then torn up and given bite by a Fairfield Circuitry Roger That, and at the end for a different flavor, a Dark Glass B3K. With some careful twiddlings the ear-splitting awfulness is quite playable and ready for friends, family to enjoy.

0:00 Guitar examples
0:40 Synthy things
2:05 Reverb starter
2:48 Feedback squeal
4:20 Ear killing highs
4:50 Darker & dirtier
7:20 B3K playable filth

Guitar clips at the start are from the Dead Kennedys and The Partisans.

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
My website:"

Speldosa - Wintergatan Music Box

video upload by Klevgrand

"We're so happy and proud to announce a unique collaboration and release together with @Wintergatan

Speldosa – Wintergatan Music Box is an instrument that combines the physical craftsmanship with the digital. Speldosa (Swedish for “Music Box”) is the essence of the shared beliefs of Klevgrand and Wintergatan, and their fascination with minimalism. A simple melody played on a music box can contain an equal amount of emotional power as any symphonic work.

For Mac/Win (AU/VST/AAX plug-in) (iOS AUv3/Standalone)

Get it on intro-sale at:"

"Speldosa is the result of a unique collaboration between Klevgrand and the Swedish artist Wintergatan/Martin Molin. Wintergatan has primarily worked in the physical world (the Marble Machine is probably the most astonishing example), while Klevgrand has performed its craft within the digital sphere. When these two worlds now meet, it results in a product that both visually and audibly inspires the creation of music that you didn’t know you had in you.

Speldosa (Swedish for "Music Box") is the essence of the shared beliefs of Klevgrand and Wintergatan, and their fascination with minimalism. A simple melody played on a music box can contain an equal amount of emotional power as any symphonic work. There is something about the music box sound that never ceases to fascinate.

The instrument itself has been meticulously recorded by Wintergatan and transformed into a playable digital instrument plugin. It features four different models (Modern, Vintage, Antique, and Eternal = Reversed), two different Room models, and an algorithmic reverb.

Wintergatan about Speldosa:

I created the sound by sampling a music box using an acoustic guitar as resonance box. I chose the best samples and it was instant magic. The Music Box went on to become the sonic signature for my two bands, Detektivbyrån and Wintergatan, both recognised for their unique sound. The Speldosa has been the secret sauce in my music career and i hope other musicians finds it as useful as i have.
There is a special quality to this exact music box sound that lifts it above the novelty feeling of a toy and turns it into a real music instrument. It just sounds so good, that’s really it. And it is a sound that makes you write music instantly - the music comes from the sound itself.
During the collaboration with Klevgrand, when they sent me the first beta version of the plugin, i ended up playing around with the sound for three hours, losing track of time. I wrote three songs that day when i was scheduled to actually do something else. That's what the sound does to me, and i think it will do the same for others."

Ghosts of Spring (bioelectric composition #6)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Last fall, I made a bioelectric composition as these lilies were withering. Now that spring has arrived and they've broken through the ground, I thought it would be fun to do another one with the same plants. Both setups use the Garden Listener from Clatters Machines to interface the synth with the lilies.

See the first video here"

Janus and the Tablehooter

video upload by Wein Glas

"The second video in my new 'Fuzz pedals and Synthesizer Series' [part 1]. This time the Sound of the Casiotone MT400v is shreddered with the Walrus Audio Janus. A wonderful pedal that combines Fuzz and Tremolo sounds in one unit with two joysticks.

This results in what you can call a 70s organ revival with some Carlos moments.

0:00 Intro
0:09 Start the Rhythm
0:24 Playing with the Fuzz
0:34 Overview of the Janus
0:40 Playing with the Tremolo
1:34 Two handed Chords
1:48 Outro"

Eurorack Test After Minor Change

video upload by John L Rice

Do you know improvised techno?

video upload by Honeysmack

YMO - Expected Way - cover by AtomoSynth

video upload by Atomosynth

"All sounds are made with the AtomoSynth Mochika X5 (except drums and strings). The lyrics were recorded with a vocoder but I replaced them with my singing at the last moment for a more natural sound."

Stop the voices... Do vintage synths sound the same?

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Surely these won't sound the same. After 40 years these 2 Polysixes (is that the plural?) have led different lives. One looks like its been a workhorse - oxidisation on the front panel, a few knocks and bangs.. the other looks like its been looked after a bit better. They've both been serviced, so will they sound anything alike?

0:00 We've taken over the asylum
1:15 Track #1 The Breakfast Club Going Full 80's
2:43 Oscillators
4:41 Chorus, Phase and Ensemble
5:43 Filter
8:39 Envelopes at 808!
12:59 Do presets sound the same?
13:53 PWM Pad from Scratch
15:44 What About the KORG Software?
16:43 Track #2 A little bit chilled
17:23 Wrapping Up... back to my cell."

Seaboard RISE 2: Tips & Tricks for the Ultimate 5D MIDI Controller

video upload by ROLI

"Where should you start conducting when you have a whole orchestra at your fingertips? The Seaboard RISE 2 gives you endless possibilities — whether you’re an experienced musician or just starting out producing. Throw out the MIDI controller rule book and watch the latest video to get our top insider tips and tricks on how to make the most of your Seaboard.

ROLI’s own Head of Film and Music Production, Heen-Wah Wai has performed around the globe from Los Angeles’ NAMM Show to London’s Abbey Road Studio. Renowned for his expressive playing in true Seaboard style, Heen-Wah gives a detailed look at how make the most of the RISE 2 out of the box — from how to manipulate the intuitive surface, discovering new sounds from the powerful synth and sound library Equator2, to making the best of MPE.

▬▬ Contents ▬▬
0:00 — Intro
0:25 — Use 5D touch
1:45 — Explore MPE sounds
3:10 — Refine sounds directly on the UI-panel
5:00 — Don't press too hard
6:04 — How to play natural vibrato
7:47 — Smooth glissandos using the ribbons
9:06 — Create jazzy licks with Semitone-bend
11:24 — Outro"

Studio Electronics Omega-8, Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer (CS-80 VCFs) SN 1082

via this auction

"This model is a 5-voice unit. It has Oberheim/Moog filters on all voices, 4 voices have CS-80 filters. Includes power cable."

Yamaha VL-7 Serviced with Gotek Floppy Emulator and VL-1 Library

via this auction

"It has just been serviced and a gotek floppy emulator has been installed including the vl-1 library . its exactly the same as the vl-1 but monophonic instead of duo . epic machine hard to find in this condition ."

Yamaha CS-60

via this auction

"The most expressive and fun to play synth I’ve ever laid hands on, the Yamaha CS60. You know what this is if you’ve come this far. This one is in stellar condition. Was serviced a few years ago and everything is fully functional. Everything feels like new when playing it. I had previously bought a Deckards dream and Hydrasynth thinking it may be a more modern version of this and the keys, ribbon, integration and connection to the sound production and especially the sonic depth and intricacy all were not even close. It’s literally the difference between an LED and a candle. This thing glows and warms."


via this auction

Epic Soundscapes - The Waldorf Quantum MK2 Synthesizer

video upload by Hand in Hand Distribution

"Will Eason with the @WaldorfMusicChannel Quantum MK2 - Creating the sounds of distant realms not yet discovered and bringing them to life 🌌"

The Sound of Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F - Beverly Hills Cop Theme

video upload by RetroSound

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

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One of my favorite 80s movie themes
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Beverly Hills Cop theme

I used the Roland JX-3P for the main theme sound, the bass and string pads.
In the original track Faltermeyer used the Roland Jupiter-8, the JX-3P and the Yamaha DX7.
The JX-3p is the best synth in my opinion for classic JP-8 sounds. Nearly identical sound with good programming. I used the Yamaha DX7 II for all digital sounds.
Drums: LinnDrum and Emulator II Samples

The Roland JX-3P Synthesizer from the year 1983 is a fantastic analog synth with the typical 80s sound. Here can you find the full JX-3P playlist with single sound demos and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The JX-3P playlist:"

North Coast Synthesis MIDDLE PATH VCO / all the features demonstrated / no talking

video upload by BRiES

"In this playthrough I let the MIDDLE PATH VCO speak for itself. The way the normalizations are used in this module is very clever and useful. The center section (aka the Middle Path) is a full blown waveshaper circuit that reminds me a lot of a single circuit of the Serge by Random*Source Triple Waveshaper. You can use it with the internal VCOs or just run external sources through them or use any combination of hard or soft sync and create timbres that are very hard to reproduce using any other single module.

I'm VERY impressed with this module (both for its functionality and build quality).

I realized too late that I didn't demonstrate how to make a pure sine in the video. On page 7 and 8 of the extensive user manual you can read all about it, it involves running the saw output into the waveshaper section (instead of the normalized triangle). Then you get 2 quadrature sines (from 'sin' and 'cos' outputs) and a sine with twice the frequency from the 'both' output. I'll add this note to the description of the video.

The manual can be found here:


0:00 intro
0:15 triangle outputs
0:45 sync
2:53 saw outputs
3:29 sync
4:16 square outputs
4:28 sync
5:14 V/oct inputs
5:44 FM inputs
7:26 PWM outputs
8:27 PWM modulation
12:00 waveshaping internal
15:50 waveshaping external
19:44 waveshaping sync
20:20 middle path mayhem"

IK Multimedia Uno Synth Pro Part. 2 | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

0:00 Intro
0:10 Tauron
2:21 Brassy Pad
4:07 MW Echo Level
5:16 Shady Bass
6:16 Warm Arpeggio
7:22 Subdivide
7:59 Titanic Sync
9:22 GTR Heroine

Part 1 here

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