MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, March 31, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023

Oberheim OB-X8 230401 Night Escape (Arppeggiate)

video upload by Hitoshi Koizumi 小泉仁志

Oberheim OB-X8
Strymon Bigsky/Timeline/Mobius

Roland Vintage Analog Guitar Synthesizer Adjustment Setup GR-300 G-303 G-808 Max Performance

video upload by WayneJoness

"This video is going to show you how to adjust the guitar synth pickup height and sensitivity on a vintage Roland guitar synth controller.

The proper adjustment of the guitar synth pickup height and sensitivity is key to getting the best performance from a vintage Roland guitar synth. These adjustments apply to all the vintage controllers, from the GS-505, G-202, 303, 505, 707, 808 and the GK-1 as well as the Ibanez IMG2010.

For more information and diagrams:

Thank you Micki Kaufman for the Roland US-2!"

Sequential Trigon-6 Sonic Deep Dive – Daniel Fisher

video upload by Sweetwater

Be sure to see the dealers on the right for availability.

"Nearly 50 years of heritage design and analog expertise have been distilled into the superlative circuitry of Sequential’s groundbreaking new polyphonic 6-voice synthesizer: the Trigon-6. Historic synthesis is masterfully blended with modern sonic possibilities to create a forward-looking instrument that won’t compromise on vintage character. Join Sweetwater’s premier synthesist, Daniel Fisher, to explore this polyphonic powerhouse. Check it out!"

0:00 – Intro
1:04 – Trigon-6 Oscillators
5:17 – Trigon-6 Noise Source
5:34 – OSC 3 as Modulator
8:51 – Trigon-6 Oscillator Sync
10:28 – Trigon-6 Vintage Knob
11:18 – Pan Spread
12:03 – Program Volume
12:18 – Pitch Wheel Range
12:37 – Trigon-6 Key Modes
13:10 – Trigon-6 Glide
15:17 – Hold Button
15:49 – Trigon-6 LFO
18:54 – Trigon-6 Polymod
20:17 – Trigon-6 Aftertouch
21:49 – Trigon-6 Filter
28:39 – Trigon-6 Amp Envelope
29:21 – Feedback, Drive, and Distortion
33:02 – Trigon-6 Arpeggiator
35:06 – Trigon-6 Sequencer
36:08 – Trigon-6 Effects
42:13 – Thanks for Watching!

Midicake ARP - Firmware Update v1 5 3

video upload by midicake

"Introducing the latest Firmware Update for Midicake ARP.

Download now from

Intro - 0:00
Fix for MONO voice mode -1:20

New Global Menu - 1:38
Ext Clock Tempo Detection - 1:57
USB Host MIDI Thru/Out - 2:17

OMNI channel support - 3:35
'Live Play' toggle - 3:50

'Note Limit' parameter - 4:45
Minor Bug Fixes - 8:35

Soft Reset and diagnostics - 9:00

Summing Up - 10:00"

JLR's Modular Synthesizers - System Breakdown #7 -

video upload by John L Rice

"This is the seventh video breakdown/rundown for my 'physically largest' eurorack 'Table Case' system although it only has 23 modules in it and ranks only 4th place for most modules out of my 7 eurorack systems! It houses a majority of my Synthrotek/Division 6/Mattson modules. Next time I'll do a small 5U system in an angled desktop case. Please subscribe to my channel and click the 'bell' button to be notified when I post new videos! (because as you may know, I post inconsistently! 😒😊)

0:00 Beginning
0:25 Introduction
2:09 Contents Rundown
9:15 A Look Inside
16:47 Final Words And Shirt
17:45 Previous Social Media Demo
18:45 Noise And Pedals Patch
20:33 Another Table Case Demo
24:03 Bonus Track: Excerpt From Live 2017 MOTS Performance
30:51 End

List of the modules in this system:
Korg: MS2000R
JLR: MS2000R I/O Breakout
Circuit Abbey: Unify, G8
Division 6: Mattson SQ816, Multiplicity IV
2hp: Nse
Intellijel: OR
EMW: T-Drum
Synthwerks: Lamp-3
Strymon: AA.1
Happy Nerding: LED Meter (x2)
Konstant Lab: PWR Checker
Synthrotek MST: Dual VCA, Dual Envelope, LP Filter, Audio/CV Mixer, VCO (x2), VC LFO, MIDI To CV, MIDI To CV Expander

Case and longer rails originally from:

You can see details of the modules on my ModularGrid page:

Check out Aaron Kraten's wonderful artwork at

As always, thank you for watching, rating, following, subscribing, and commenting! 🥳 If you found the content of this video helpful, interesting, or entertaining, please consider showing your support so I can stay stocked up on coffee and cookies. 😋"

Make Noise Strega/0-Coast/0-Ctrl: Modular Dark Ambient Jam

video upload by Anton Anru

"Make Noise inspires for immediate sound design improvisations.
I was just having fun with the trio for an hour, and then decided to record it.

🔮 Presets for Make Noise and other hardware synths:"

Facehugger - Rate Multiplier

video upload by flightofharmony

"Experimenting with rate multiplication by using the sliders. (Didn't set up X input for scope since this was for audio only.):

Facehugger project is live on Kickstarter until Saturday, April 22, 2023!"

1979 DSS Overview 1

video upload by Todd Barton

"Just the basics of the 1979 Dual Sequential Switch. I'm really loving all the new routings and imaginative possibilities of this unique module.

My Patreon:"

Corsynth - West Coast Timbre module - raw demo 5U C113

video upload by alternatingbitmusic

"Loose, handheld raw demo of some West Coast Timbre fun via this cool module from Corsynth. Thanks, Adam for letting me borrow it!"

You can find additional posts featuring the Corsynth West Coast Timbre C113 here.

1010music Blackbox Version 3 Update Overview

video upload by 1010music

"We are pleased to offer blackbox 3.0.7 firmware. Version 3 is a significant step forward for sequencing, songwriting, and arrangement.

Each of the 16 sequences now have 4 layers. You can sequence and switch between all 64 layers for more advanced songwriting. You can now double a sequence. Double will double the length and content. Double allows you to write in smaller sections and extend as needed. The new Song mode can have up to 32 song scenes per preset. Song scenes can control sequences, Clips, Slicers, Granular samples, and one-shots. Scenes can be looped within a song. Songs mode now has 2 loop modes. You can loop a single scene or the entire song. You can also trigger each scene individually using MIDI notes.

MID-only sequences are now fully independent of internal Pads. MIDI routing has been redesigned. You now have more complete control over MIDI input and output. You can selectively route MIDI in, out, or thru the blackbox. You can enable or disable the USB Device port, and have total control over how clock + transport is sent and received.

0:00 Intro
0:19 Pads - multisamples
0:38 Pads - granular samples at different pitches
0:52 Pads - slicers using different pitches
1:11 Pads - slicers using a single pitch
1:33 Pads - one-shot samples
1:48 Pads - granular samples at original pitch
1:59 Pads - start/stop synced clips
2:15 - Internal keys/grid keyboard
2:42 - 16 sequences. 4 layers
3:10 - sequence CLR vs clear
3:23 - sequence double
3:38 - pads sequence
4:02 - keys sequence
4:36 - midi sequence
5:07 - sequence midi output
5:26 - song mode
5:54 - song mode keep
6:07 - song mode loop
6:21 - song mode scene triggers
6:55 - song mode scene length + repeats
7:05 - tools master control output 1-3
7:14 - tools global midi in
7:28 - tools midi seq
7:36 - tool midi out
8:26 - tools usb dev out
8:53 - tools midi clock + transport
9:13 - tools midi clock receive
9:30 - tools midi clock send
9:49 - thanks for watching"

The Rare PPG Wave System From the Early 80s

video upload by RetroSound

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

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

PPG Waveterm A and Wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982.
Only 300 Waveterm A&B are made in the early 80s
price WT-A: 15.000 DM (Deutsche Mark)

The Waveterm is the heart of the legendary PPG system and based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II with Motorola 6809 processor.

- creation of Waves and Wavetables
- fourier analysis / resonator
- additive synthesis
- 8 bit Sampling for the WAVE 2.2
- sequencer / event generator
- storage of sounds on 8" disc

The demo track shows the Wave 2.2 sounds features with the Waveterm A. You hear the wavegenerator of the PPG wave 2.2 synthesizer controlled with the Waveterm A.

The PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer from the year 1982 is one of most fascinating synthesizers ever. You can find a lot demo videos, sound tutorials about the Wave and the Waveterm in the PPG wave playlist. The PPG playlist:"

Trovasi Connects: Circuit Tracks with Eurorack

video upload by NovationTV

"Our second video in our @Trovarsi Connects series, featuring Circuit Track with Eurorack.

The Bass and Lead synth voices are coming from the Circuit Tracks and the textured voice is coming from the Nanobox. The drums are a combination of percussive elements from the four drum channels on the Circuit Tracks and the 6Mod6 eurorack module.

Both the audio from the Nanobox and the 6Mod6 are routed through the two audio inputs on Circuit Tracks, and are being sequenced by Tracks using the two separate MIDI tracks."

Trovarsi Connects Series

Yamaha CS6X/S30 - "Versatility" Soundset 128 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

"LFO.Store proudly present long awaited soundset for Yamaha CS6X & S30 Synthesizers!


Both synthesizers are having identical sound engine & fully compatible.
And this two models are trully on of the most beautifull, organic, versatile Yamaha's keyboards ever.

"Versatility" contains 128 organic presets in very wide range of sound categories:

Deep & analog-like basses
Cutting edge leads
Polyphonic vintage sounds
Modular Sequences
Melodic & Rhythmic Arps
Atmos & Drones
Deep evolving Pads
Massive strings
Percussive patterns

Its really amazing how many sounds you can get from this machine, how it can inspire you & how deep it is - sounds really cosmic & cinematic + its a great machine for synthwave music.

Take your time to see our youtube demo, it demonstrates almost 60 presets from our soundset.
Instructions of how to load are included.

Enjoy the sounds and rediscover your CS/S synth with our soundset!
by chief, Nick Klimenko"

Polivoks Reissue - Art Of Beauty (Custom Sounds)

video upload by LFOstore

"Polivoks is a monophonic analog synthesizer developed and produced in the USSR from 1982 to 1990. Thanks to its unique sound and appearance, it has become one of the most popular and well-known Soviet synthesizers in the West.

Several years ago, Polivoks was issued in a limited edition (100 copies) handmade in Moscow, Russia. We've got Polivoks Reissue in our hands.

Take into account, that in this demo we are using external Valhalla Supermassive reverb VST.


Chewy Monster Harmonics! // Acronym from WORNG Electronics (Eurorack VCO w/ TZPM, Subs, & Morph)

video upload by DivKid

"Here we have the new analogue oscillator module from WORNG Electronics ‘Acronym’. It’s a 12HP Eurorack module with stable tracking, thru zero phase modulation (musical FM!), subs, wave morphing and folding. It’s fair to say it can sound pretty beastly with lovely options for self patching (subs to TZPM or subs to morphing are my favourites) which creates some really rich chewy and monstrous harmonics.

NT patches are no talking musical examples
00:00 Hello & patch previews
01:51 Introduction
02:57 Feature Run Down
04:51 Sub feedback trick for monstrous animated sounds!
07:31 NT // Modulated Waves + subs as Mid Side Stereo
08:10 Chowning DX style FM phase mod to FM Bells - sine on sine TZPM
10:14 NT // Sub 2 as a wave morpher
10:43 Dynamic TZPM for musical animation
12:40 NT // Hard Syncers Unite!
13:05 Chewy Monster Harmonics - audio rate morphing & sub patching
16:06 NT // MS Subs + a patch layering trick I love
16:42 Acid Squares - stick this in your 303
18:32 NT // 3D Soundstages for Drones and beyond
19:03 Going STEREO! Using Mid Side techniques
21:13 NT // Sub Feedback TZ Phase Mod - TASTY!
21:47 Hard Sync - what it is, how it sounds and how to make the most of it
24:19 NT // Sine on Sine TZPM - glassy bell tones
24:34 Mega Morphing Modulation Hub - turn Acronym into a complex LFO module
26:36 NT // Acid’o’clock - pseudo 303 jam
26:54 Stereo Shifting Harmonics - MidSide+ trickery
28:54 Stereo Shifting Harmonics - AND EVERYTHING ELSE!"

WORNG Electronics' ACRONYM is a new type of morphing analog oscillator that also features two sub outputs and a built-in CV controlled wavemorpher, tied together in a spacious, ergonomic design. With a triangle oscillator core capable of thru-zero modulation, and a unique voltage-controlled wavemorphing output, the ACRONYM is fantastic for creating unique textures. Self-patch with the five outputs for some incredibly chaotic sounds and the components and layout have been designed for hands-on performance and tweaking. WORNG knows how to make great-sounding modules that are fun, and with the ACRONYM, you get the pinnacle of this philosophy.


Analog triangle-core VCO
5 Outputs for sine, tri, 2x sub-octaves, and wavemorph
Wavemorph seamlessly goes from triangle–square–saw–folded sine
Ergonomic design for hot-knobbing
CMOS-based sub-oscillators

MFX Basics: Digi-PCM Echo

video upload by ALM TV

"This video is the first in a series of tutorials covering the various MFX effects engines. Please subscribe to get notified when the next episode is released!

The MFX's ‘Digi-PCM Echo’ engine is an unapologetically digital delay inspired by early digital rack delays. It includes an assortment of additional features such as external clock sync, five different delay modes, audio quality settings and wide ranging times. In this video we take a deeper look at all of its features processing a chord sound from the Squid Salmple.

The MFX is a compact 6HP Eurorack stereo digital audio multi effects processor. It offers 16 different full featured effects programs plus a number of metering utilities.

0:00 - Intro
0:19 - Time range
1:11 - Modes - Mono Delay, Dual Tap, Stereo Tap, Ping Pong, Ext Feedback
1:34 - Ext clock - Time & Tap Multiplier
2:51 - Quality - Bandwidth & Bit Depth
3:55 - Feedback - Regen, High & Low Cut filters, Flip Phase
5:45 - Modulation - Mod Depth & Mod Rate
6:49 - Reverse
7:10 - CV Assigning"

EXs 330 - King of Polysynths

video upload by A2D Sounds

"This bank is based on a very famous polyphonic synthesizer from the late 70s, thought after for its unique sound, and expressivity, we did our best to replicate the instrument for Korg Kronos/Nautilus

Visit Korg Shop for more details

You can also listen to more demos on SoundCloud:

Special Thanks to Palmita for her very lovely visuals

and to Groseille Vidéos for their patience and their amazing work"
Yamaha CS80

Letting Charlie the Conure Pick Out What Synthesizers to Jam With

video upload by Ghostfeeder

"I consult with my resident 'noise expert' to get his opinion on what synthesizers I should make a quick jam with."

More synth birds!

Build a DIY Waveshaper Effect (easy 2-component circuit)

video upload by

Follow-up to Building a DIY Touchplate Controller (it's easier than you think)

"I was doing some research on wave shapers and came across an article that describes a way to build one with just 2 components (a 100K linear taper pot and a 1N7000 transistor). I decided to give it a shot and it came out really nice.

Intro & Design - 0:00
Parts Needed - 1:02
Building the Circuit - 1:53
Summary of the Build - 3:57
About Analog Waveforms - 4:52
Audio Demo - 5:29
Conclusion - 8:35

You can find the original webpage here:"

VEMOM #33 modular set - Thu 3/30/23

video upload by SynthAddict

"Including many modules, Keystep Pro, ATV aFrame, and Korg SQ-1...

Originally played live in the Resident SF EMOM at Noisebridge Hackerspace on Thu 3/23/23

Resident Monthly Electronic Open Mic (March 2023)"

Resident Monthly Electronic Open Mic (March 2023)

video upload by Coyote Hearing Studio

"Resident is a monthly electronic audiovisual open mic event started in 2017. It is held on the 4th Thursday of the month. Resident is casual and cool, and the community you'll find is like no other for aspiring electronic musicians in the Bay. No judgments, no bullshit, just positive support and openness to new ideas.

hosted at Noisebridge -"

Woody's MYSTERY SYNTH Revealed

See the 2nd video here for the reveal.

Bad Gear - Sylenth1

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Lennar Digital Sylenth1. Is this ancient virtual analog synth plugin similarly influential as hardware classics like the Yamaha DX7 or Korg M1. Can it hold up when compared to other software instruments like Serum, Massive or Spire?

00:00 Intro tune
01:05 Overview Sylenth1
01:21 Oscillators
01:32 Filters
01:40 Modulators (ADSRs, LFOs, MISC)
01:55 FX Section
02:16 Sounds
02:44 Features (Filter Routing,...)
03:16 Polyphony, Detune, Stereo
03:47 History of the Plugin, Skins, Software Piracy
04:21 Presets, Use in Famous Tracks
04:54 Sylence Hardware Interface DIY Build
05:01 Current State, Pricing
05:14 Hate
05:44 Jam 1 (EDM)
06:36 Jam 2 (Synth Pop)
07:35 Finale (Industrial Trap)
08:08 Verdict
09:20 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

PWM Malevolent 32-Key Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Siel DK 80 SN 001326

via this auction

"Gorgeous sounding vintage analog polysynth.

In perfect working condition and looking super good as well !

The original (double !) power supply (PSU) is included.

Memory back-up battery is brand new."

Oberheim SEM Pro

via this auction

Vintage Casio VL-Tone How To Play Music Book 2

via this auction

Erae Touch - A different controller has arrived - TUTORIAL

video upload by True Cuckoo

"Hello. The new Embodme Erae Touch MIDI controller is in my heart. This young and small French company is challenging the industry with something that works and flows incredibly well. I love it.

Erae Touch product link:
Use my code ERAE-CUCKOO10 for 10% discount your way, and a small affiliate cut my way.

01:33 Getting Started
02:14 Changing MIDI channels without the editor
02:55 Changing MIDI octave
03:09 Selecting layouts
03:37 Sequencer Layout
03:58 Erae Lab, the editor, the idea
04:48 Erae Lab, overview
05:24 Make a keyboard on a designated MIDI channel
06:16 Turning off pressure, glissando and such…
07:25 Setting the keyboard to the Auto Channel
08:41 Analog Rytm octave limitations
09:07 Bass keyboard
09:27 Creating a key pad for the kick drum
10:29 Introduction to Styles, button animation
12:58 Duplicating and setting up MIDI per element
14:14 Changing colours
15:29 Finalising and trying the layout
16:38 Fine tuning colours
17:03 Introducing the ALT layout
18:15 Creating an alternate layout for drum sticks
19:40 Push the layout to the Erae Touch
20:11 Turning off MIDI clock receive on the Rytm
21:10 I'm not a drummer, but let's play!"

Sega Megadrive Synthesizer FINALLY Back.


"Today we look at the SEGA SYNTHESIZER. Direct isolated recording .WAV of the messing about on the sega synth available to be cut up and sampled available right here :-"

First steps with the T-1 from Torso... with a Roland CMU 800

video upload by Stazma

Proper fun anachronic setup today in order to show you my first impression about playing with the T-1 from Torso. I'll try to make a full pattern / short track / jam / whatever using it with the legendary unknown CMU-800 from Roland (proper video about this thing coming rather soon as well). Have fun!"

00:00 Intro
01:44 Drum beat!
05:48 Lead
08:12 Sequencing the bass
09:21 Polyphonic arpeggios
12:57 Let's add some voltage controlled filters
15:00 How to CV control using a note channel
17:52 End jam

" bell "

video upload by Harmonic of Silence

"#t1 #torso #torsoelectronics #sequencer #instrument #eurorack #electronics #random #modulation #electronicmusic #minimalmusic #electronicmusic #ambient"

VHIKK X sound demo 1

video upload by Forge TME

"Playing around with Vhikk X.
Just a casual sound demo.. full video manual is in the works.
Apologies for the [lack of] lighting and for constantly obscuring the module...

All sounds are recorded direct from Vhikk X outputs, with some CV control added later in the video. V/Oct tracking is also demonstrated."

See the Forge TME label below for more.

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

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