MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Saturday, April 01, 2023

Tendency/ Ambient Dawless Jam feat.Nagra 4.2, Novation Peak, Squarp HAPAX

video upload by Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

"Recording Date : 4.1.2023
Sounds and Movie by Takeyuki Hakozaki

Nagra 4.2 Reel to Reel Recorder
Novation Peak
Fairfield Circuitry Shallow Water
Squarp Instruments Hapax

Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

THC - The Meta

video upload by zthee

"The META is a patch programmable sequencer / synthesizer.
Here are some patches to showcase its possibilities.


CARMINE SCARPACCI - 'Married To The Moog' - vintage TV commercial

video upload by Con Brio Synthesizers

"In this classic late-night TV commercial, beloved New Jersey bandleader and impresario, Carmine Scarpacci, releases his exploration of the modern electronic sounds. 'Married To The Moog' - a collection of Old World Italian classics, transmogrified for the younger ears of today. Sounds of yesterday meet the sound of the FUTURE!

He and his 'associates' strongly recommend buying a copy of this: It would be "a real shame" if you didn't have a copy or three."

Sequential Pro 3 and Arturia DrumBrute Impact

video upload by experimentalsynth

"Extended version - An exercise in synchronized rhythms and external audio processing. There's an iPad between the Pro 3 and the DrumBrute. It's playing an audio file and I'm running the audio into the Pro 3's external audio input. The Pro 3 has a great live performance interface. Learn more at"

Schrittmacher Buchla 200e

video upload by verstaerker

"this developed during a test how to play and control the Buchla200e via Midi...
i'm using a Schrittmacher to control and modulate several parameters of the 200e , such as blend of ringmod, velocity of 292 LPG, length of envelope.
The 250e Buchla sequencer delivers some modulation of the ringmod- frequency

to listen more music by me please visit"

OXI Instruments CORAL Tutorials

video uploads by OXI Instruments

CORAL Tutorial - Panel controls and Basic MIDI #1
CORAL Tutorial - Basic CV control #2
CORAL Tutorial - Engines #3
  00:39 Virtual Analog
  01:47 Waveshaper
  02:49 2 Operator FM
  04:39 Wavetable
  05:56 MDO
  07:06 String
  08:45 Hi Hat Synth
  10:23 Snare Synth
  12:02 Kick Synth
  14:11 Wav Player

Improvising melody just by hitting one button! #shorts

video upload by Nunomo LLC

"Qun mk2's scale quantize makes improvising easier. Keep hitting the same button and transpose keyboard as you like!"

Improvised TECHNO SET! 👊💥

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"I made this set for Clownfest 10 (online music festival).
Entire Festival is here: / @pierrottheacidcl...

*This entire set is completely improvised.*

It took a lot of work, trial and error and practice to come up with this Eurorack techno setup.

The main melodic sequencer is a "Precision Disrupter" from Anti-Kulture, which is what allows me to keep changing the bassline to random new, awesome patterns whenever I want to (and then alter and play with those patterns in real time as well) - YAY!

Being able to add some midi synced arpeggios and "FX goodies" from the Virus Darkstar is the icing on the cake in this setup! I'm running it's audio directly into the big system, through a Circuit Abbey "Gozinta" to bring the line level up to Eurorack level, then into the Erica Synths Variable VCF so I can filter the sounds in and out of the jam! I love the character the Erica filter brings to the Virus sound - Niiiiiiiiice!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

MSSIAH Bassline (C64 303)

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"I got a new C64c that looks like the other one!

this one is an 8580r5 made in 1990 so I finally got to hear MSSIAH bassline as intended.

the M8 is sending clock to the c64 over midi. Omx-27 is in M8 mode to mute / solo the drum tracks on the M8.

The box with pots I built. Basically it is just 4 pots (think I used half the value off the actual paddle pots as like half the range did nothing with actual paddles)

and a toggle switch because cynthcarts filter is backwards.

took many years of collecting things and building things and study to make this 60 second video. hopefully someone enjoys it."

Dreadbox Nymphes With Stand & Custom Overlay

via this auction

"You know what this is. It’s analog. It has six voices. It has that strange Dreadbox vibe. Does the overlay improve the Nymphes? Your call. You can take it off. The stand is nice and made specifically for the Nymphes. The Nymphes comes with the original box, midi adapter, and USB cable."

Moog Polymoog Keyboard 203a & Polypedal Controller SN 1725

via this auction

"Model 208A
Been service last year at Electronic Innovations
Control Works As well."

Kurzweil K250 With Manuals & Pedals

via this auction

Korg 01/W-FD 61 Key Music Workstation Synthesizer Keyboard SN 00018

via this auction

"I used to work for Korg and wrote the factory demo sequences for this unit, which can be found at karma-lab(dot)com/ Audio/ sk/ pd/ WKRGRadio.mp3. [remove spaces]

- mint condition, like new - hardly a mark on it!
- original owner, smoke-free and pet-free home studio environment, no road use, never left the studio.
- new backlight, new memory backup battery - these are $200 value!
- all buttons and keys fully functional. Keyboard in beautiful shape.
- factory presets fully restored (can be done from global mode, no floppy required).
- floppy drive tested and 100% functional; card slots tested and 100% functional.
- includes power cord.
- does not include paper manuals but they can be downloaded at korg(dot)com/support - and they are included for you on a CD.
- shipping not included.

(I'm not a reseller or a music shop. All gear was used in my large home studio and treated with love and care.)"

Technics WSA1 Workstation Keyboard Synthesizer

video upload by Glistening Shores of Albatross Bay

"Vintage Technics WSA1 digital workstation keyboard from 1995. sounds amazing!"

The video above features the one in the listing linked below.

Also see:
Technics WSA1: A closer look at the modelling synth engine
Technics WSA1-R Demo (no talking)
Technics WSA1 by benge

via this auction

"This was Technics flagship digital synth and delivers rich and unique sounds that stand up to any big name synth of the mid 1990s. Deep bass, punchy drums and ethereal pads and sweeps will delight anyone into deep synthesis and sound design.

Acoustic Modeling Synthesis, a method to combine PCM waveform drivers with custom digital signal processing modeling resonators, is a way to simulate the sound process of acoustic instruments. It gives players full control over the parameters for the driver and resonator, and is a great system for anyone who wants to move far beyond the preset sound sets.

Unique sound combinations are possible and these can also be crossfaded by key or velocity. For anyone used to synthesizers that were restricted to their presets and ROM samples, this was a revelation. Technics were also able to accomplish 64 notes of polyphony."

Roland CR-5000 (1980 Drum Machine), T-8 and PO-20

video upload by NGC0 Music

"What's this setup? Don't even ask me...
I just wanted to record a video with the CR-5000, a vintage drum machine from the 80s I had for a while, before I sell it (It will be gone tomorrow).
I've used the Roland T-8 for bass (even though it's a drum machine primarily), and the Teenage Engineering PO-20 for all the other melodic parts."

Trying To Create A Killer Bassline For New Track From Scratch!

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"I'm on a mission to create an awesome new bass line using the Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Bass Line synthesizer. In this video, you'll see me start from scratch with nothing but an idea in mind and go through the ups and downs of the creative process, trying out different ideas, recording loops, adding effects, and even vocalizing my ideas out loud to see what works.
Along the way, I hit some roadblocks and even reach a point where I feel like it's just not going to work out, but I don't give up!"

1979 DSS 1 to 4 fx

video upload by Todd Barton

Yorick LFE with Trigon 6

video upload by Steve Hunt

"This is 10 patches I've made to demonstrate some of what the Low Frequency Expander can do with the Sequential Trigon 6. It's just my iPhone recording everything through the air, so sorry about the audio quality. Jamie of GEOsynths is about to make a much better video showing similar things!

The LFE can add three complex LFOs, a 6-stage envelope and step sequencer and is able to send these globally to 76 Destinations on the synth (every useful knob and switch) and polyphonically (per-voice) to Destinations on the synth that can be routed through aftertouch (the 3 Oscillator pitches, filter cutoff, amp level, LFO depth and the two FX mixes) so that's an extra 7 envelope/sequencers and 21 extra LFOs for you to play with.

The LFE can also be set up to use its row of 8 envelope knobs to control any device that responds to midi CCs, so while the LFOs are controlling the synth, you have 8 knobs that can control hidden parameters (great for Page 2 of the OBX8 for example, or to control an FX unit etc.) It can also route aftertouch to only the top (or bottom, first or last) note only, allow you to polychain ANY 2 synths together, and be used as a general-purpose mod-matrix for your synth.

Yorick Tech Ltd is currently making a 10th batch of LFEs for delivery in April-June 2023. About 300 have been sold so far and 15 customers have bought two!"

stille #8 | minimal ambient | mellotron m4000d | soma cosmos

video upload by Elinch

"'minimal piece with soma cosma loops from the mellotron m4000 into t-rex tape delay. first loop was made with the mutable instruments rings. enjoy listening.'

filmed art by antony gormley / @lehmbruckmuseum duisburg
recorded live with tascam dr 100
for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

if you want to support me:"

Exploratory Noodlery With The Expressive E Osmose

video upload by John L Rice

"Just me exploring my new keyboard, an Expressive E Osmose."

Syntakt Ambient, Tips, Tricks, and Technique // Track From Scratch

video upload by EZBOT

"Turn your Elektron Syntakt into ambient bliss with this simple tutorial. In this live stream I share several techniques for making ambient tracks with Elektron gear. We make a full ambient track from scratch. Then we went a bit further.

Get the Octatrack Performance Template with regular updates: for folks who like to get in and out, there's Ko-Fi:

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:


0:00 Intro
02:09 Tutorial Starts
02:46 Ocean Waves Tutorial
11:19 Fake Arp Technique Pt. 1
18:18 Drone Pad
00:59:51 Ambient Track Is Finished"

Manhattan Analog VCA 2023

via this auction

Note this is a supporting member listing.

JoMox Sunsyn with 2.0 Update

via this auction

"In mint condition and with the important and stable 2.0 update. Famous for its raw sound, excellent filters and fantastic and flexible modulation matrix.

Comes with wooden side panels and 19 inch rack ears."

Sequential Circuits Prophet T8 Synthesizer

via this auction

Note the video in the listing was posted here back in 2009.

"Meticulously serviced and brought back to life last year by Mystery Circuits (Mike Walters) located in Chapel Hill, NC. Many items have been repaired or replaced and a great deal of preventive maintenance has been done to ensure the synth works well for many years to come."

Moog Memorymoog SN 1007 w/ Dust Cover & Case

via this auction

Red DynaSample XpressO 2019 EWI Synth Module

via this auction

"The DynaSample XpressO is a sound module made from the ground up for wind controllers (EWI). It uses an outstanding sample library and a responsive analog modeling synthesizer."

You can find demos of one in previous posts here.

Ensoniq OEX-8, EPS output expander

via this auction

"Hard to find 8-audio output expander for the Ensoniq EPS Sampling Keyboard.

This piece is very rarely for sale. Maybe once a year. Here the rare chance to buy one in almost new condition.

Works perfect inkl. original cable"

Ensoniq EPS Classic 61-Key Performance Sampler Synthesizer Keyboard SN EPS-12755-F

via this auction

With Ensoniq Model FSW-1 foot pedal, made in Italy.

Alesis Fusion 8HD 88-key Workstation Synthesizer

via this auction

"Available from ChurchGear. 'Giving Gear New Life'

Alesis Fusion 8HD 88-key Workstation Synthesizer (church owned) CG00SZL

Good condition (Normal small marks and light wear. No major damage.)
Works perfectly. No functional issues.
Includes: Correct power supply
With fully weighted keys and built-in hard disk recorder"

Kawai PHm Pop Synth Midi Module

via this auction

You can find demos of one here and here.

Testing the new Q104 Illumination Controller module

video upload by Morten Beck

Note there's already a Q104 MIDI Interface module.

"Testing the new Q104 Illumination Controller module from

The Q104 is a new module in the Power modules range, so like the other power modules, it's not a module that is directly part of the synthesizer, but in this case, it deals with the LED illumination inside your cabinet.

The module comes with a 6-foot self-adhesive LED strip, that you can stick inside the cabinet. The LED strip is long enough to loop around from bottom to top in a 2x22 space wide cabinet.

Disclaimer: I am not a native English speaker, so please ignore any wonky English. And, also, I am not affiliated with and neither have I been sponsored or paid by them to make this review.

(C) Morten Beck - 2023"

Korg Introduces a Giant Sized MS-20, the MS-20GS

via KORG: "Introducing the latest addition to the Korg analog synth line-up, The MS-20GS.

We’ve listened to our users, and we know that Korg synth players have different preferences when it comes to the size of the keys on their synth, which is why we offer synths in both mini and full-size versions... But bigger is ALWAYS better 😏, which is why we are proud to announce the new Korg MS-20GS, or GIANT SIZE! We’ve taken the hit Korg MS-20, with its semi-modular analog signal path and 1/4” patch points, and replaced its 37-key full-size keybed with a 12-key GIANT SIZE keybed.

Tweak and patch your favorite most simplistic nursery rhyme & get ready to never leave your room, cause the MS20GS is all you're ever going to need.... and you probably won't be able to fit it through the door! Just remember, it’s the size of the keys 🎹, not how you use them!"

video upload by Movieclips

IMPLEXUS Review - Majella Audio

video upload by GEOSynths

"Back in 2020 I had the pleasure of Interviewing the Team behind the IMPLEXUS, which at that time was on Kick Starter. It reached the Goal and was then released, however as we know the World changed a lot during the intervening years with costs, gaining parts and a whole lot of other issues which have impacted Synthesizer Manufacture.

Interview back in 2020

Jasper from Majella Audio reached out to me to see if I would like to Review the IMPLEXUS and I've been lucky to try out the Synth for a couple of weeks.

Like I have done previously with Mono Synth Reviews, I decided to make a complete Track using ONLY the IMPLEXUS for every Sound source, including Drums and Percussion. The process is to make each Drum Sound and Sample into NI Machine to build a Kit, then make each of the other Sounds, like Bass, Sequences and even Pads, then Track them into Logic Pro.

While I have done this before, it really was a pleasure doing it with the IMPLEXUS as the range of tones and texture is much greater than a typical Monosynth and I really enjoyed making the Review.

If you would like to download the Drums and FX Samples. you can join my Patreon where I have uploaded the NI Maschine Project and if not, there are the Samples too.

If you like the Track, you can hear it on Soundcloud too -

Arturia MiniFreak - Dreamy Sounds [SOUNDSET] • Custom Presets

video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of dreamy sounds dedicated to Arturia MiniFreak. I've always loved the sound of swinging long pads and warm arps. Arturia MiniFreak is a wonderful instrument for creating such sounds. I decided to create the most beautiful dreamy sounds using its huge possibilities. I really like MiniFreak for its functionality and sound. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. Check out my soundset:"

RS056 Casio FZ-1: Ferris' new synth

video upload by rejected synths

No talking demo video below.

"I’ve acquired my Casio FZ-1 quite a while ago and other than installing a floppy disk emulator, I hadn’t used it much before starting this video. Disks taking forever to load and the mostly mediocre patches I found online made me neglect this wonderful machine at first.

But from all the praise I read online and the very few videos that actually existed, I already knew that there had to be something special about the FZ-1. Countless hours later, I now understand that this sampler/synth really is a very capable machine that offered stuff in 1987 that must have been way ahead of it’s time back then. Not only is the, admittedly tiny by today’s standards, graphic display a great help when editing samples, Casio’s engineers really went out of their way to add as many features they could think of in terms of wave editing and creation. They even went as far as adding the possibility to expand the capabilities of the machine even further by additional tools that can be loaded as programs from a floppy disk.

The FZ-1 has unique analog filters, is 8 voice polyphonic and has 8 individual outs that can be assigned freely, filter cutoff can be midi controlled, it has a very nice low end and is built like a tank.

Yet nobody seems to care at all!

Yes it’s crazy how the fact that it says Casio on the back has kept this wonderful machine from receiving much praise at all, even second hand prices are FAR lower than those of comparable machines of the same era. It is said, that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For me the FZ-1 has really turned out to be real gem :)"

RS056.1 Casio FZ-1 'No Talking Edition'

video upload by rejected synths

"This is a shorter 'No Talking' edit of my video about the Casio FZ-1 for those who prefer 'pure' demos without comments.

The patches used in this video (naming of demo patches references the individual disks) and some tools can be downloaded here:

If you like the background animations in my videos, go check out my new sub channel Rejected Synths Recycling Center, where you can download them for use in your own video projects:

/ @rsrecycling

0:00 Playlist
0:10 Demo Patch 1 CASIO103 Bank 07 ‘Galaxis’
0:58 Demo Patch 2 CASIO104 Bank 01 ‘Soundtrack’
1:24 Demo Patch 3 CASIO104 Bank 03 ‘Xoron’
1:42 Demo Patch 4 CASIO104 Bank 04 ‘Turbo Breath’
2:24 Demo Patch 5 CASIO104 Bank 08 ‘Starship2’
3:08 Demo Patch 6 CASIO105 Bank 05 ‘Focalize’
3:51 Demo Patch 7 CASIO115 Bank 02 ‘HebbenlyVox’
4:29 Demo Patch 8 CASIO116 Bank 01 ‘PolyPad1’
5:11 Demo Patch 9 CASIO116 Bank 03 ‘Prophecy’
5:29 Demo Patch 10 CASIO119 Voice 08 ‘Cat/Synth’
5:47 Demo Patch 11 CASIO119 Voice 12 ‘SqueezeSynth’
6:18 Demo Patch 12 CASIO119 Voice 13 ‘Perk-U-Later’
6:35 Demo Patch 13 Custom Patch ‘Junglist’
7:49 Demo Patch 15 Custom Patch ‘Thick Pad’
8:22 Multi Patch Demo Song
10:01 Outro"

R.I.P. Synths: Hello SynthGPT!

video upload by Luftrum1

"Get ready for a revolutionary leap in sound synthesis technology that will render all existing synthesizers obsolete. Introducing SynthGPT, the world's first AI-driven text-prompt-based sound engine.

The AI Synth Revolution

With the power of SynthGPT, you can now create any sound imaginable, simply by typing a description. This groundbreaking technology harnesses the cutting-edge advancements in AI, enabling musicians and producers to transform their textual prompts into unique, rich, and dynamic sounds.

Imagine typing "warm analog pad with a touch of shimmer" and witnessing the birth of a never-before-heard sound that perfectly matches your description, to be played at your fingertips and saved as a preset.

Whether you're looking for the perfect pad to set the mood or a gritty bassline to get people moving, SynthGPT's unparalleled versatility and expressiveness will unleash your creative potential like never before.

SynthGPT is free for a limited time while still in Beta."


video upload by JMT SYNTH

video upload by Amie Waters

"Pizza time, baby! First person to get Dunkey to see this gets a free pizza.

Credit to Luigi Denza and his classic song 'Funiculi, Funicula' that has lasted 140 years, only to become a meme from a pizza minigame."

Threetom Modular Introduces Steve's MS-22 Modular Bagpipe

In reality, via Threetom Modular:

"Steve’s MS-22 [eurorack format] is now in stock!

Hey everybody, I’m happy to let you know that you can grab your very own Steve’s MS-22 from either myself or Signal Sounds (UK). Don’t wait for too long, there’s only a small number of units currently out there!"


"Behind the scenes at THREETOM
Maybe you missed this documentary last time around. Be sure to check out BRiES’ two-part visit to my workshop and lab, and take a unique behind-the-scenes look at how MS-22’s are built and calibrated."

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

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

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