MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 3, 2023

Monday, April 03, 2023

Yamaha Announces Exciting New Features with YC OS v1.3 Update

video upload by Yamaha Synths Official

"The new Yamaha YC OS v1.3 update includes a range of new features that will enhance the playing experience for musicians. One of the key highlights of the update is the addition of new Piano and FM voices. The update adds three new Piano voices, including the Hamburg Grand, Felt Piano, and New CP80, giving musicians a wider range of options to choose from. In addition, the update includes both Classic and Contemporary FM Sounds, adding to the already impressive array of FM voices. Enjoy this Sound demo video showcasing the new sounds, featuring keyboardist Jonas Gröning.

0:01 - CP80 Stage
0:25 - Felt Piano
0:57 - Hamburg Grand + FM Warm Pad
1:30 - DX7 E. Piano 1
1:58 - DX7 Bass 1
2:11 - DX7 Brass 1
2:22 - DX7 Marimba
2:33 - FM DC Bass
2:50 - FM EDM Lead
3:04 - FM Saw Pluck
3:20 - FM AM Pluck
3:35 - FM Trans EDM"

Press release follows:

BUENA PARK, Calif. (April 3, 2023) - Today, Yamaha releases a new OS update for the YC Stage Keyboard line. OS v1.3 includes new sounds, features and workflow enhancements that make the YC Series even more versatile.

New sounds lead the way in YC OS v1.3. An expressive Hamburg Grand, intimate Felt Piano from the CP Series, and an all-new CP80 sampled from the Yamaha Synth Space collection have been added. Also, the invaluable YamahaSynth IdeaScale community requested the CP80 Voice which delivers the expressive bite you would expect from this classic stage piano. In addition to the new Piano Voices, are 32 new FM Voices. Carefully curated by our London R&D team, you’ll find 16 classic DX7 basses, brass and pads and 16 modern FM sounds for contemporary genres.

The new features added in OS v1.3 improve control and workflow. Additionally, contributions from the customer-driven YamahaSynth IdeaScale community are noted:

Vibrato and Chorus for FM Organs: Vibrato and Chorus effects are now available for FM Organs, and the F2 and F3 types match the classic effects found in vintage 60s combo organs (YamahaSynth IdeaScale).

Pan to Parts Settings: Freely adjust pan for each Part separately for greater stereo mix flexibility. (YamahaSynth IdeaScale).

A/B Parameter Link Function: Press and hold the Keys A/B button and you’ll get control of Volume, Tone, Filter/EG and Effect settings for both Parts simultaneously. Great for controlling both Parts when set up in a Split or Layer.

Rotary Speed Hold: Before OS v1.3, Rotary Speaker speed settings were saved in the Live Set. This new setting allows you to keep the Rotary Speaker speed settings the same regardless of the Live Set. Studio Rotary Speaker Type Default: All organ Live Set sounds using the Rotary Speaker effect now default to the Studio type introduced in OS v1.2.

Join the Yamaha synthesizer team on a Tech Talk on Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. PDT/10:00 p.m. CET to learn more about the latest software update -

The Yamaha YC OS v1.3 update is available and can be downloaded here. Users are advised to back up their settings before installing the update.

Strymon Cloudburst ~ ContinuuMini Moog with 3x Boss EV 30 Expression Pedals

video upload by Ebotronix

Strymon Cloudburst with Boss EV 30 Pedal
Haken Audio Continuumini with Boss EV 30 Expression Pedal
Moog Moogerfooger MF 101 Filter with Boss EV 30 Expression Pedal
2x Freqbox , CP 251 & Line 6 DL4 MK 2 for E♭ Drone
vid # 2181

Buchlla 284 as Osc

video upload by Todd Barton

"Using the Buchla 284 Function Generator is self-cycle as the main sound source in the wild, wacky and noisy ecosystem."

11-The Arturia MiniFreak- Oscillators: Noise

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

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

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Unveiling the Incredible: What the Retrokit RK 008 MIDI Recorder Can Do

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Hey, what's that guy doing playing those synths with a calculator? Oh whoops—well, you'd be forgiven for mistaking the Retrokits RK-008 for the common calculation machine...but in actuality, it's a powerful MIDI recorder/looper/sequencer. And in fact, it can easily be the brain of even the most massive of setups.

Capable of recording and looping any sort of MIDI data on any MIDI channel, the RK-008 is an unassuming way to take control of your entire studio. Sequence your synths or drum machines, or take hands-on control of your DAW! It's the perfect bridge between your favorite controller and any other MIDI-capable device.

RK-008 is available here:
Read the review on our blog, Signal:"

Dave Smith Added to Bob Moog Foundation's 'Captains of Industry'

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"The Bob Moog Foundation is proud to announce that the family of Dave Smith (1950-2022), synthesizer and MIDI pioneer, honors his legacy through the Foundation’s Captains of Industry program.

Smith posthumously joins industry innovators Tom Oberheim, Spectrasonics, Hans Zimmer, Ray Kurzweil, Marcus Ryle, Ernst Nathorst-Böös, iZotope, Christopher Kemper, Chris Halaby, Universal Audio, Gerhard Behles, 8Dio, Larry Thomas, John Worthington, and Daniel Haver, who empower the Foundation’s work with donations of $5,000 annually over three years.

An engineer and the founder of Sequential Circuits, later Sequential, Smith created the first polyphonic synthesizer with a fully programmable memory, the Prophet-5. A long line of innovative instruments followed.

He also spearheaded the development of MIDI, which revolutionized how musicians create music. In 2013, he won a Technical Grammy Award, alongside Ikutaro Kakehashi of Roland, for their contributions to the development of MIDI. Dave Smith often recalled getting his start with the purchase of his very first synth: a Minimoog."

via @sequentialLLC

AKAI Introduces MPC LIVE 2 Beatclub Timbaland Edition 🔥

video upload by AkaiProVideo

"MPC Live 2 Beatclub TIMBALAND EDITION featuring the hardest-hitting drums EVER inside an MPC is Available Now 🔥

· Timbaland’s Bounce Coming up MPC Drum Kits
· 3 Beatclub Essential MPC Edition Expansions
· 32GB Exclusive Beatclub/Timbaland SD Card loaded with Drumkits, Loops, and Melodics
· Signature Beatclub/Timbaland Splash Screen
· Exclusive Beatclub Merch Bundle

This release is limited to only 500 pieces. Go get yours NOW. They will go FAST (web exclusive only) 🔥

And the press release:

Cumberland, RI USA (April 3rd, 2023) – Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, and Beatclub, the premier global marketplace for music creators, and home to the most talented and sought-after producers, songwriters, and artists in the music business, announced today the exclusive, limited edition MPC Live 2: Beatclub “Timbaland Edition”.

Loaded with the iconic drum kit sounds of legendary producer Timbaland, the MPC Live 2 boasts a collection of over 12GB of Beatclub samples and sound packs, an exclusive customized Beatclub/Timbaland Signature boot experience, along with loops and melodies that will fire your creativity like never before. The content includes Timbaland’s official “Bounce Coming Up” Drum Kit, along with sounds inspired by Mike Dean, CashMoneyAP, Tainy, Mike Will Made-It, Rance from 1500 or Nothing, and many more.

Just 500 units have been produced, each individually numbered. This limited MPC Live 2 Beatclub “Timbaland Edition” will be available Monday, April 3rd. Given the quality of them, and the limited number they are going to go very quickly.

Creative A&R Director for Akai Professional, Andy Mac shared “This exclusive Timbaland Edition MPC Live 2 delivers the ultimate library of hard-hitting drums into the hands of the next generation of beat makers. This gives them the same sonic bounce Timbaland is known for, heard on countless hit records spanning over 3 decades.”

Timbaland said “I am pumped for this new collaboration. We have Akai, one of the most legendary music production brands in the game, and the MPC has been an iconic instrument in hip hop history. Beatclub mixing it up with Akai is taking your potential up several notches and shows what you can do with a powerful partnership. We’re talking power, precision, and creativity all mixed together. This is going to be epic. This is the peak of when technology, culture and excellence come together.”

MPC Live 2 Beatclub “Timbaland Edition” Features

• Standalone MPC – No Computer Required

• Built-in Stereo Monitors

• 16 Full-size Velocity Sensitive RGB Pads

• Brilliant 7-inch Multi-Touch Display

• Timbaland’s Bounce Coming up MPC Edition Expansion

• 3 Beatclub Essential MPC Edition Expansions

• 32GB Exclusive Beatclub/Timbaland SD Card loaded with Drumkits, Loops, and Melodics

• 16GB Internal Storage / Factory Content.

• Includes MPC 2 Desktop Software for Mac or PC

• Signature Beatclub/Timbaland Splash Screen

• Custom Serialized Plate With Production Number

• Exclusive Beatclub Merch Bundle

• Full 12 Month Subscription to Beatclub.

MPC Live 2 Beatclub “Timbaland Edition” will only be available exclusively at the inMusic Store on Monday April 3, 2023 for $1399. To learn more, please


Facehugger - Loop Out to Root

video upload by flightofharmony

"Patching the output back into the Root jack and messing around.

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

Showroom Sessions: SNOWDN and orqid

video upload by Patchwerks

"Live electronic music from Seattle artist SNOWDN and Seattle artist orqid.

Check out SNOWDN on their Instagram here:

Listen to orqid's most recent album:
Video by: Steven Ly and Matthew Piecora

16:25 orqid"

strokes v3.10 - oscillator update

video upload by Cong Burn

Plaits code by Emilie Gillet, released under MIT License

Plaits cheatsheet by Rochefsky

"Strokes' latest mutation adds 16 synth engines derived from Mutable Instruments Plaits

Taking a fresh look at Strokes - it's now a fully cross platform (mac/win/iOS) sequencer/ sampler/ synthesizer/ groovebox/ 8-part-multitimbral synth/sampler.
£19.99 / £35 / £40

Also new:
- Pitch sequencing and quantizers
- Fully customisable modulation matrix, any modulation source can connect to any sound parameter
- Bit crushing & sample rate reduction added to sampler, as well as start/loop point modulation
- Panning & fine tune


Welcome to Strokes - an all-in-one, cross-platform workstation for sequencing, sampling and synthesis.

The idea of this device is to encourage free-flow experimentation and exploration of rhythm and modulation. The architecture behind Strokes is complex, but on the surface it’s designed to be intuitive no matter what your experience level is. By setting up some sounds and turning the dials, anyone can create interesting and unique results. The sequencing and modulation are cross-patched, meaning the actions of one part impact on another - in this way, the patterns all form part of the greater whole, moving in symbiosis to create cohesive results.

Rather than relying on methodical programming of patterns or computer-defined ‘randomness’, Strokes offers a way to create surprising music with an emphasis on fun. Nothing happens by accident, but you never quite know where a jam will take you. With the means to store patterns and melodic information within a project, one set up can produce different results every time.

The first four sequencer channels can be set according to your wishes, while the other four behave in various ways according to those settings. Each channel can be assigned one of 16 oscillators from Mutable Instruments’ celebrated Plaits module. Alternatively, they can each be assigned to samples of your choice with various sound design options. There are probability options to add semi-random changes to the sequencers, and on-board reverb and delay add effects processing to the sounds being generated. Various modulation options allow these sounds and effects to be changed in subtle or significant ways, always in response to the other rhythmic behaviour taking place in the project.

Strokes can run as a VST3 or AU plug-in within all major DAW environments, meaning the MIDI information generated can also be assigned to your own software and hardware instruments. On iOS, Strokes can run as a standalone application or from within a host such as AUM."

Null Modular Unveils n-1 Sleek, Flat-Packable Eurorack Modular Case

"LOS ANGELES, CA, USA: Null Modular is proud to announce the official release of its n-1 Eurorack modular case — constructed from euro plywood with a clever flat-packable design that interlocks and slides together easily and needs no tools for assembly, instead including dowel pins for securing the wooden frame, pre-threaded aluminum rails, M5 hex socket screws, and M3 rail slide nuts — with pre-ordering open as of April 3…

As an unpowered case, n-1 offers users the freedom to select a panel-mounted power supply, or to adapt an internal power option; with 92mm/35⁄8” of depth, the case offers flexibility for a range of power solutions. It is available in two sizes — 48HP x 3U and 84HP x 3U — as the perfect partner for all stages of any user’s creative journeying into modular synthesis. Subsequently, Null Modular will release a range of accessories designed to enhance the n-1 case’s versatility and customization options, ensuring it remains an adaptable companion. But by using sustainable materials and efficient flat-pack distribution, n-1 is already one of the most accessible Eurorack modular cases on the market.

Masterminded in response to a friend’s request for ‘a simple box’ to house their Eurorack modules, prototype versions of the n-1 case have since become a cult favorite among musicians and designers from Los Angeles to France. Founded upon a design sensibility that is minimal, playful, and familiar yet peculiar, Null Modular creates products that resonate with users like a trusted friend. By balancing functionality with ‘feature wish lists’, the company continues to innovate in the world of modular synthesis.

Since Null Modular designs, prototypes, and manufactures all products in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, California, it can efficiently experiment with materials and fabrication methods to refine its offerings. “Our modular synth community appreciates the tiniest of details; we take that to heart when designing and fabricating our cases,” comments Null Modular Founder Meghan Hui.

Having said that, then, modern music enthusiasts can join the Null Modular community in redefining the future of Eurorack modular cases by experiencing n-1’s clever flat-packable design for themselves!

What is in the box?
12mm plywood frame, 3mm plywood back
Four dowel pins
One pair of pre-threaded aluminum rails
M5 hex socket screws
M3 rail slide nuts
Mystery stickers!

Expected to ship in May 2023, n-1 is available to pre-order at an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $98.00 USD for the 48HP x 3U-sized version and $129.00 USD for the 84HP x 3U-sized version via San Clemente, CA, USA-based distributor Electro-Distro’s growing global network of dealers ( or directly via the Null Modular website (, which includes more information. [Check with the dealers on the right]

Download an assembly guide for n-1 as a PDF (Portable Document File) from here."

PathSet Sifter Granular Mixer - Overview and Tutorial

video upload by Omri Cohen

Here is the PathSet Grains collection -

00:00 - Introduction
00:21 - Basic functions
06:34 - Mixer functionality
10:47 - Delay
13:04 - Jam

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

1979 DSS Pendulum Steps

video upload by Todd Barton

"Building off yesterday's patch I'm now syncing the sequencer to go through those 4-note arpeggios (albeit a bit of a sloppy sync by ear) then starting with a single step in both switches and adding steps while in different Pendulum modes so you can see by the lights how they go in and out of phase. Enjoy!

My Patreon:"

1979 modules are available at Noisebug and Signal Sounds.

You can find additional DSS posts here.

Noise engineering Yester Versio sound demo W. arpegio

video upload by Meska

"Quick demo of the Yester Versio with a simple sequence

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Roland TB-303 SN 242600

via this auction

"Roland TB-303, Original-no mods. Roland TB 303 bass synthesizer designed to simulate bass guitars, released in 1981. Comes with manual and original carrying case."

E-MU Systems Emax II SN 08000218

via this auction

"This E-MU EMAX II 16-bit sampling keyboard is in excellent condiiton. Fully functional with a Floppy drive and 4 floppys (Sound Test, Rock Kit V2.14, Rock Kybd Disk 1, Rock Kybd Disk 2).

In good working condition with minor cosmetic damage pointed out in pics. One scratch by bender, and small chips in paint at the corners."

Original vintage Roland Juno 60 Analog Polysynth w/ MIDI

via this auction

Formanta Polivoks (midi mod with channel selector)

via this auction

"The synth in absolutely working & great visual condition - after professional service .

All dead electrolytes were changed on good quality new, potentiometers and switches were cleaned&oiled before this auction .This Polivoks with White Keys & With a signs of use!"

ARP Solus

via this auction

"These are neat 2 oscillator touring synths Arp made before shutting their doors. They have a hardshell case and have an architecture that suggests it was made to dial in lead and bass sounds quick. Sounds absolutely monster through an amp set up with monitors."

Roland System 100 model 102 SN 701779

via this auction

Roland RS-505 Paraphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 1243036 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Green Onions on a KORG OPSIX? why not 😀🎹🎶 #korg #organ #shorts

video upload by Nicolas Melis

Audio rate patching with the 266t by Tiptop Audio & Buchla

video upload by Stazma

00:00 Intro
02:26 Auiorate modulation of the fluctuating random voltage
04:08 Pitched noise from the Quantized / Stored random volatge
07:44 Get a sub oscillator from the sample & hold circuit
08:24 S&H as "sample rate reducer"
09:48 The integrator as a low pass filter / VCA
10:37 Wild patching session
14:15 End talk

AJH Synth Gemini 2412 SEM-Based Filter and Strymon Nightsky - Minimal Ambient by Friendly Noise

video upload by Friendly Noise

"An exploration on minimal ambient using only both channels of Gemini in self oscillation mode, with a nice touch of reverb by Strymon Nightsky.

Modules in use: AJH Gemini 2412 (sound generator), Joranalogue (reducing modular levels to line levels)."

Return of the SP1200: A Special Comprehensive Rossum Edition Walk-Through

video upload by TONELAB

"Here’s a comprehensive visual walk-through how to use all the features and functions onboard the Rossum or Emu SP-1200

'Download & Play' kits for your SP1200 now from the TONELAB store 🛒 💾"

Synthesize Reality | Objekt Modeling Synthesizer

video upload by Reason Studios

"Objekt Modeling Synthesizer. Out 11th of May 2023."

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

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