MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

IT WORKS - Facehugger prototype rev 0.2

video upload by flightofharmony

"Got the updated Facehugger breadboard prototype functioning. All solo functions are now working. I'll get some more videos up after doing some adjustments."

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

SoundsDivine Presets for the Sequential Prophet 5/10

SoundsDivine 'Resonate' Presets - Sequential Prophet 5/10
video upload by SoundsDivine111

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

SoundsDivine 'Brass' Presets - Sequential Prophet 5/10

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

SoundsDivine 'Bass' Presets - Sequential Prophet 5/10

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

5 things to like about the Sequential Prophet-6

video upload by Solidtrax

"A couple of @SequentialLLC #Prophet-6 #patches and #tips and some things we like about the Prophet-6 #synthesizer. Shot with #Nikon #d5600

Some of the featured sounds are available here:"

A Conversation with Lisa Bella Donna and d'ARP Watchparty!

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Join us for a YouTube watch party to celebrate the new release Systers of Synth / Medusa from Lisa Bella Donna with Dina Pearlman-Ifil. Recorded in the summer of 2022, in Lisa's remote Appalichian studio, this full-length album showcases Lisa's talents using multiple ARP synthesizers and featuring d'ARP on two pieces.

This interview discusses all aspects of synthesis, pairing ARPs with Moogs, the influence of these instruments on modern music, celebrates the process and joy of collaboration, influences of our elders and how these instruments are as vital today as the day they were first made!

For those attending the watch party on Tuesday, if you make a donation during the Pemiere, your name will be put into a drawing. Two prizes will be given, a CD download and a poster, printed on fine art paper using the Giclee method.

Stick around after the show for a chance to ask Lisa and Dina questions.

Purchase CD on BandCamp: https://alanrpearlmanfoundation.bandc..."

Grandmother & Mavis | Voltage-Controlled Wavefolding & Stereo Processing

video upload by Moog Music Inc

"This video explores using Mavis to expand and enhance Grandmother by incorporating voltage-controlled wavefolding as a sound design tool in the signal flow."

Grandmother & Mavis | Stereo Processing

"This video explores using Mavis to expand and enhance Grandmother’s voice architecture by adding both a stereo VCF and stereo CVA to the signal path."

Vintage Drum Machine Demos & Book - RHYTHM MACHINES The Rise and Fall of the Presets

video upload by Momtnz

"RHYTHM MACHINES - The Rise And Fall Of the Presets - by Alex Graham

Rhythm machines – the precursor to what we in the modern age refer to as a drum machine. This book documents the emergence of the preset pattern electronic rhythm instruments that (for a time) were used as a viable alternative to the drummer. Contained within are the Rhythmates, Rhythm Aces, Rhythm Boxes, Rhythmers, Rhythm Kings, Rhythm Masters, Donca Matics, Mini Pops and many more. Nearly three hundred rhythm instruments are documented here, with over two hundred pictures and information provided on their country of origin, instrument sounds, patterns and features. The book is a ‘must have’ for collectors, vintage instrument enthusiasts and recording artists.

For information on purchasing this unique book, follow the links here:"
video uploads by Momtnz

This is one massive playlist of 68 videos. You can use the player controls to skip around.
The Godwin DM32 gets my vote for best looking rhythm machine.

M700 Complex Resettable Address Programmer - raw footage

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"First test of the M700 Complex Resettable Address Programmer. This is and advanced new sequencer designed by Hale and adapted for MU with Lower West Side Studio."

Arturia Rev LX 24: A detailed demo and tutorial

video upload by CatSynth TV

Patreon: Ko-Fi:

We take a detailed look at the new Rev LX-24 from Arturia, a recreation of the legendary Lexicon 224 digital reverb. We demonstrate all the parameters on the main "hardware" and advanced panels, and explore a few of the factory presets. Of course, there will be snare drums with reverb.

00:26 History of the Lexicon 224
01:11 The Rev LX-24
02:47 'Hardware panel' controls and parameters
10:32 Advanced panel
17:24 Some more examples

Rev LX-24 | Lush digital radiance | ARTURIA

video upload by Arturia

"The eternal reverb is here. Introducing Rev LX-24: the lush, pure, musical reverb you've always wanted, inspired by a digital icon & enhanced for modern production - out now."

_Tutorials | Rev LX-24 - Overview

video upload by

"Follow Lena’s guided tour of Rev LX-24, the #reverb effect plugin based on a digital ambience icon. Explore its authentic layout, upgrade features, advanced view, and - of course - its beautiful atmospheric sound.

00:00 Intro
01:30 Presets playing
4:32 Front panel
5:43 Algorithms and converters
07:02 Main controls
10:36 Advanced Panel"

"The rich reverb you’ve always known, always loved, and always wanted. This is Rev LX-24; inspired by a retro icon, vastly upgraded for DAW production, and on intro offer until April 23rd.

Rev LX-24 is an enhanced virtual replica of a retro ambience box that defined reverb for a generation. Make your mixes bloom with real-feeling space, cave depth atmosphere, and subtly-sparkling texture in seconds with a vintage digital sound that refuses to get old."

More info here:

Expressive-E Osmose Controlling A Mellotron M4000D Rack

video upload by John L Rice

"I set the Osmose MIDI out to "Poly Aftertouch" and it worked well with the M4000D. Next challenge is to control my big modular synth, stay tuned? ;-)

(Note: the Mellotron Rack shown in the video is just a static image for reference.)"

SynthFest France 2023 #SFF_EDITION_10 Set for 21/22/23 April 2023 in NANTES / FRANCE


The coolest French festival entirely dedicated to synthesizers. The annual meeting of synth addicts in Nantes with exhibitions, concerts, workshops, demos, and the biggest synthesizer raffle ever made in the world.

. 10th edition of the festival.
. Concert Joachim Garraud.
. Concerts Olivier Delevingne / Marco Caro / Maman Küsters
. More than 50 exhibitors.
. Showcases Moonya / Alaskam / Nairod.
. First official tribute to Vangelis organized by Frederick Rousseau.
. UNAC / SynthFest Awards.
. Demonstrations / DIY workshops.
. Immersive 3D music experience.
. Huge synth raffle.

The SynthFest France offers this year a particularly exceptional raffle. With more than 12000€ of prizes, this contest is simply the biggest synthesizer giveaway ever organized.

Tickets at 10€ and number of tickets limited to 2000.
Raffle open online until April 19th 2023, and on site until April 23rd 2023.
Drawing on Sunday April 23, 2023 at 4pm, French time.
It is not necessary to be present at the draw to win a prize.


1 - Expressive E - Osmose
2 - Kodamo - Mask1
3 - Paire d’enceintes Adam Audio - A7V
4 - La Voix du Luthier - La Voile
5 - Arturia - MiniFreak
6 - Korg - Drumlogue
7 - Paire d’enceintes Nord - Monitor V2
8 - Aodyo - Anyma Phi SE
9 - Ina-GRM Tools Complete II
10 - Dreadbox Erebus Reissue
11 - Novation - Circuit Rhythm
12 - Joranalogue - Eurorack Step 8
13 - Faselunare 4 - Vega Eurorack drum module
14 - MOK - Pack VST - Waverazor / MiniRaze / Filtryg
15 - Bastl Instruments - Microgranny
16 - Yamaha Audio card / mixer AG06mk2 BK
17 - Yamaha Audio card / mixer AG06mk2 WH
18 - Erica Synths - Eurorack module surprise
19 - Bastl Instruments - Kastle Drum
20 - Bastl Instruments - Kastle 1.5
21 - La Touche Musicale - Licence logicielle

The 10th edition of SynthFest France strikes hard, with Joachim Garraud in concert, Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9 pm. The French producer and artist will be back in Nantes, his hometown, for this exceptional evening. Joachim Garraud will present a preview of the film "Modular California Vibes", a documentary on electronic music creation on board his solar mobile studio where 4 producers will record 4 original tracks in 4 unusual places during 4 days, thanks to the sun. A debate will follow the unique screening of this film in France, to then give way to a concert. Joachim Garraud at SynthFest France, the musical event in Nantes not to be missed.

Alaskam, Alexis Faucomprez, Algam, Aodyo, Arturia, Christophe Martin-de Montagu, Baloran, Bastl Instruments, Berhnard Rasinger, BVR instruments, Dreadbox, Eric Mouquet / Deep Forest, Erica Synths, Euterpe Synthesizer Laboratories, Expressive E, Faselunare /, Alphalab, FCpro.Audio, Francis Rimbert, Frédéric Rible, Frederik Rousseau, Fulgur audio, Ina-GRM, IRCAM, Joachim Garraud, PModular / Jérôme Bridonneau, Joranalogue, KR, Home Studio, Kiviak technologies, Kodamo, Korg, La touche musicale, La Voix du Luthier, Larix Elektro, Laurent Evain, Laurent Juillet, Les Sondiers, Matthias Puech, Marc Caro, MOK / Media Overkill, Michael Geyre, Michel Geiss, Moonya, Muse Ovations, Nairod, NRSynth, Oberheim, Olivier Delevingne, SyntheGrall / Olivier Grall, Officina del Malista, oZoé, PH Modular / Christian Foucaud, PWM, Sifasile, SynthR / Jean-Luc Briançon, Sequential, SoundMIT, Studio Playtronica, SynthFood, TouellSkouarn, Thierry Rochebois, Tinhu, Tony T-Steel / Tony Quedeville, SACEM, Vacuum – 3D project / Eliane Blaise / Emmanuelle de Héricourt, Vkgoeswild / Vika Yermolyeva, Vintage Synth @ Co, UNAC / Union Nationale des Auteurs et Compositeurs, Willow Whisper / Dalai Lama, Xodes, Yamaha, Yusynth / Yves Usson.

Jamm Pro 1.5 released for Android and iOS

video upload by Coldcut

Jamm Pro Visual Tour (With Peter Kirn of CDM)

video upload by

"Learn how to perform electronic music with Jamm Pro.
Big thanks to Peter Kirn for working with us on this video."

Ninja Tune’s creation app - a powerful sampler, multitrack remixer, looper, slicer, and Coldcutter music exploration instrument - is now on your phone.

Stop listening and start jamming. Jamm Pro, the brainchild of Coldcut - the pioneering AV/producer/DJ founders of Ninja Tune - is here with a 1.5 update and new support for iPhone, Android, and Apple Silicon Macs.

Jamm Pro is Ninja Tune’s creator’s instrument. Free yourself from grids and timelines with the distillation of 36 years of Coldcut’s work at the cutting edge of electronic music. From first tap, even beginners can begin making satisfying sounds, starting with a curated collection of music. Advanced users can go deeper, sampling in the app or importing their own sounds.

Remix Ninja Tune classics like Bonobo, Odezsa, FaltyDL, and Roots Manuva , new artists like India’s Kiss Nuka- and produce your own tracks with copyright-free SoundSets. Make Jamm Pro your full-featured remix and production tool, play live, or just jam.

New Action Sequencer records as you play - or shake it up. Now you can build up layers of live gestures, sequencing as you play in the app for more sophisticated sequences. SHAKE now triggers Superfill FX.

More customization and sharing. Add your own photos and artwork to your Jamms. Share recordings - and videos - on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and more.

More sounds, better stretching. A big, new selection of multi-genre SoundSets gives you a wider palette to remix and jam. Time stretching is improved for better audio quality.

Phone, Bluetooth, M1/M2 support. Now adds iPhone and Android devices and Apple Silicon Macs to existing iPad support, plus Bluetooth audio compatibility for wireless earphones and speakers.

The existing feature list is too extensive to list, see
but includes Ableton Link, ability to record in and load your own samples, modular synth style patching, Coldcutter glitch and incredible dub FX , Smart Pitch bend, plus a deep selection of functions…

New in 1.5:
Growing selection of SoundSets across genres to fuel your own tracks.
Action Sequencer records and loops your actions to build live layered sequences.
SHAKE your device to trigger Superfill FX.
Improved time stretching with greater audio fidelity.
BeamScope visualizes your touches as you play.
Customize your Jamms with your own artwork / photos.
Sharing with video, for Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and more.
Bluetooth support for wireless earphones and speakers.
iPhone, Android, Apple Silicon Mac support.

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Spring Breaks

video upload by SynthAddict


Not proper breaks like DJ Kool Herc, but there are 'breaks' in the patterns. :-)"

The Ballarina Eurorack💥🙏❤️ Music Box Module

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

Error Instruments Sound Scaper

via this auction

This is a supporting member listing.

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev. 2

via this auction

"Rare Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 rev. 2 (with the SSM chips) from the late 1970s / early 1980s - the classic, vintage analog polyphonic synthesizer.

This model is one of the most sought-after vintage analog poly synthesizers on the market, which sounds noticeably better / fatter than the later revisions.

Professionally gone through by tech in February 2020, who replaced power supply and a few components that were not working properly, and brought it back up to full specs. Tested everything, including full synth & voice operation, all buttons / switches / keys , cv/gate and tape save/load, etc. all working perfectly.

Everything works great on it and of course it sound absolutely and incredibly marvelous.

Comes with original heavy-duty "Anvil" hard case."

Vintage Pollard Syndrum 178 RARE Analog Drum Synth Synthesizer SN 1900

via this auction

Gretsch ED700 Electronic Drums module demo

video upload by

via this auction

"For sale an extremely rare analog Drum Machine a beautiful piece in the retro 80's style" sounds warm and organic! In the style of the famous vintage Rhythm Boxes, but with its own personality. 'Drum Machine Vintage 80' TR-808 TR-909 Syncussion SY-1 Sinsonics Simmons SDS Tama Techstar Analog Ultsound DS-4 Elektron Machinedrum Synthesizer Vermona"

Korg ARP2600M Semi Modular Synthesizer w/ Original Box, Materials & Case

via this auction, also on Reverb

13 Note Bass Pedals ( Just Bass ! , No MIDI )

video upload by Jim Jose Music

via this auction

"Note: the instrument seen in the video is a slightly different build than the set currently up for sale, but it has the same exact operation and same fat internal sound."

"I have met a lot of players that tell me that they don't want to fool around with MIDI, that they just want a Set of Bass Pedals that is simple to use, with a solid bass sound built right in. Well here it is! Made from old Organ Stock, these pedals feature a great all-purpose bass sound that is rich and deep. The operation is very simple.. plug in your 1/4" guitar type cable, run it to an amplifier and you're ready to play (no additional controls, just *solid* bass). Power supply is included."

Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer Gray

via this auction

5 Famous Synth Bass Lines

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"5 Famous Synth Bass Lines
Some of my favorite synth bass lines

0:00 - 0:44 Chaka Khan - We can work it out - Moog Little Phatty Stage 2
0:45 - 1:19. Daft Punk - Voyager - Roland SH101
1:20 - 2:09. Madonna - Into the groove - Roland Juno60
2:10 - 2:33. George Duke - Reach out - Roland SH101
2:34 - 3:14 Parliament/Funkadelic - Flashlight ( Danny Bedrosian's Version) -Moog Minimoog
3:15 - 3:52. Stevie Wonder - Dark 'n' Lovely - Moog Little Phatty Stage 1"

Roland SH-101 Synthesizer + DC-20 Analog Echo

video upload by SUBTOKYOSHOP

subtokyoshop on eBay | subtokyoshop on Reverb


video upload by leonardoworx

"Ambient Spacey tune piaring my beloved ShuttleSystem with the ChaseBliss Mood.
Everything sequenced by Teenage Engineering OP-Z
I really love this trio!

Hope you like :)"

Can this eurorack module take care off all your utility needs? - with Arkan / Malstrom

video upload by

"Utilities are often overlooked. But things like mixing, attenuating, inverting, and adding offset are what makes patches great. Today we take a closer look at Arkan from Malstrom. A module that can tackle all the basics, but adds voltage controlled polarizing to the mix. So, it can be used as a regular VCA, VC inverter and ring modulator as well. Beside that it can gain or boost signals into distortion or wave shaping. And it can do all that twice.

00:00 – Intro & sounds
01:18 – Overview – Input & Bias
03:41 – Overview – Modulation
06:13 – CV Patches
15:55 – Audio patches

Malstrom's Arkan is a two-channel bipolar VCA that is perfect for modifying control voltage signals and features a curvature parameter that adjusts the shape of the CV in a new way. While it excels at controlling voltage, the Arkan can be used as a unipolar VCA to control audio signals. When using the VCA at audio rates, you can dial in great sounding ring mod sounds and with channel 1 normalized to channel 2, plus the ability to chain multiple units together, rich modulation networks are easily created with minimal input. A built-in bias lets you control the offset for waveshaping and adjust how much of an additional signal gets mixed in or inverted. Grab an Arkan from Malstom and take control of your CV in creative ways.


2-channel bi-polar VCA
Symmetrical signal boost up to 4x for gnarly audio and CV waveshaping
Asymmetrical bias waveshaping
Invert switch for each input
CV Input curvature lets you shape the signal and enhance the 0V attenuation
Chain multiple together with rear linking cables
Outputs are normalled

Get ready for something big!

video upload by torso electronics

Erica Synths Stereo Compressor Eurorack Module

sound demo video upload by Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Stereo Compressor is a THAT-chip based compressor with sidechain input.


00:02 - Patch 1 / Using compressor on the master output of the LXR Drum module

00:47 - Patch 2 / Using compressor on synth sound with a lot reverb added and then sidechaining it with the dry synth sound to create ducking effect

01:48 - Patch 3 / Sidecahining FM radio with the Bassdrum

02:41 - Patch 4 / Using phase shifted LFOs on the sidechain inputs to create stereo effect

03:53 - Patch 5 / Using LXR Drum module individual out as a sidechain source for the compressor

04:48 - Patch 6 / Using drum break from the Sample Drum to sidechain the Wavetable VCO output

06:20 - Jam 1 / Compressing whole Techno System mix and sidechaining it with the Bassdrum output"

"Whether you need a bit of extra pressure for your drum sounds or just that extra touch to make your modular mix more nimble and tight, the Erica Synths Stereo Compressor will make your live performances a joy. The module is optimized for percussion sounds and will be a great addition to any Erica Synths Drum module rig. The Stereo sidechain can be used to animate melodic layers on the beat and to truly bring your Basslines to life."

Bastl Drum Kastle - Eurorack version(s)

video upload by John Schussler

"Bastl created the Drum Kastle as an offshoot of the Kastle portable sound maker. It's now available in Eurorack by a couple makers who've adapted it for the 3U format, with appropriate cv controls.

I was curious to see if there was much sound difference between the two, given they're working from the same basic circuit design. There are a few differences, but do they radically change the experience? Inquiring minds want to know.

No other modules involved. Just Kastles.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Drum Kastle
12:48 Rythm Lab"

Messing Around with Nord Wave, Yamaha CS-15, Korg Mono/Poly and PSS-60

video upload by Bata

"Nord doing FM sounds, Yamaha feedback, Mono/Poly clicks, Korg PSS-60, and the Akai MPC X does sequencing and clock."

Jamming with Nord Wave, Yamaha CS-15, Boomstar, and Drum Machines

video upload by Bata

"Nord Wave, Yamaha CS-15, Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089, Akai MPC X, LinnDrum, Yamaha RX-5.

Nord chords sound random because they are being triggered randomly from the MPC using the probability feature."

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