MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Facehugger Voltage-Controlled Scale test

video upload by flightofharmony

"Demonstration of the added voltage-controlled Scale feature, comparing it with the voltage-controlled Root feature. All the solo features are now fully functional, more videos soon.

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

Facehugger driven by nonlinear IMP noise source.

video upload by flightofharmony

"Demonstration of the nonlinear behavior of Facehugger when driven by a nonlinear Control Signal. Here, the Facehugger is controlled by the output of an IMP noise module.
Facehugger project is live on Kickstarter until Saturday, April 22, 2023!"

1988 Original Box Set of Manuals for the New England Digital Synclavier

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

"New England Digital Synclavier Sampling Editing Sounds 1988 Manuals Boxed Set of 4

Manuals look unused; case box is in excellent condition

From an estate with items from a studio associated with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles

Includes these 3-ring binders:
Sampling and Sound Editing
Organizing and Storing Sounds
Sequence Editing
Memory Recorder
10" x 10" x 8" "

Original EML Electronic Music Labs Docs

via this auction

"Rare 70s EML Electronic Music Labs synth company product catalog.

14 pages includes modules and specs, price list, info on designing a modular synthesizer

See photos for details."

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Original SMMS aka Serge Modular Music Systems Docs

via this auction

Thought it was interesting they went with SMMS in the blue brochure for the Touch Activated Keyboard Sequencer.

Also note the address. This was when they were based out of Hollywood. See this post for some pics from the time.

"Rare 70s Serge Modular synth company product brochure / price list.

8 pages includes modules and specs and cabinets and price list.

See photos for details."

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Elektron Analog Four MKII Black in Original Box

via this auction

Note this one is from a supporting member.

Moog Spectravox Analog Vocoder (2019 Moogfest Exclusive)

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Pro built at Moogfest in 2019, super clean condition and sounds unreal! Includes gooseneck mic and Moog power supply. Hard to find! Own a piece of unique Moog history."

1980s Korg EPS-1 Electronic Piano & Strings SN 431314

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Super clean example of a long forgotten string machine. Very similar in sound and aesthetically to the Korg Delta/Lambda. Fully functional, sounds amazing! Hard to find."

Sequential Prophet 600 SN 5700 w/ Original Box, Manual & Factory Programs Tape Cassette

via this auction

"Sequential Prophet 600 in excellent condition. Power supply recently rebuilt, BR 2/3A battery replaced, all contacts, sliders, switches, inputs, outputs cleaned and reseated. Factory patches reloaded.

This keyboard came from the estate of a meticulous owner who kept and filed everything! The original box, owners manual, sales receipts and services."

Dtronics DT-RDX controller for Yamaha Reface DX Synth

via this auction

"Dtronics DT-RDX controller for the Yamaha Reface DX in mint condition with power splitter and midi cable."

E-MU Ultra Proteus SN 109402090

via this auction

Soundtoys Beat Loop Manipulation Sale

video uploads by soundtoys

2 Quick Tips for Beat Loop Manipulation with Soundtoys Effect Rack
Free! BreatBeat Breaker Preset For Soundtoys Effect Rack
Pete Cannon's Jungle Beat Mix Tips with Soundtoys Plug-ins + Presets

via Soundtoys

"Beat Loop Manipulation Week
April 4, 2023

Beat loops are the bedrock of electronic music and the backbone of hip-hop. For decades, they’ve significantly influenced the development and intersection of other genres and subgenres including dance, pop, R&B, and reggaeton.

The primitive beat loop was created by manipulating tape, but the advent of digital technology has propelled this art into a new dimension. Modern beat magic isn’t simply chopping, splicing, reversing, and looping – it involves altering sound elements to create unique rhythmic patterns. With advanced software and high-quality tools, musicians and producers can create intricate, layered beats once unimaginable.

Bop along as we dive into a week of beat loop manipulation using Soundtoys effects and get inspired to contribute to the ever-evolving sound of contemporary music:

TUTORIAL: 2 Quick Tips for Beat Loop Manipulation with Effect Rack
Effect Rack for Beat Loops: Getting Started With Presets
DEMO: Matt Lange’s Tips for Building Beats & Rhythms with Soundtoys

Plus, get some of the best beat-making effects up to 80% off thru April 9"

BOO-cast - Synth of the Month: Sequential Trigon-6

video upload by Battery Operated Orchestra

Sequential Take 5 - "Cybersynth" 32 Presets and Sequences

video upload by LFOstore

" presents 'Cybersynth' the bank for Sequential Take 5.


We are continue the series of banks dedicated to Sequential Take 5.

This soundset dedicaited to powerful & agressive tones from the Cyberpunk culture.

What awaits us in the future, the dawn of mankind and space exploration, or the dark era of technological slavery, in the world of Corporations...

Time to angry sounds from Sequential Take 5!

Sequential Take 5 is a powerful analog synthesizer with huge potential and an incredible variety of sounds.

32 presets and sequences are waiting for you and ready to fill your compositions with new colors and inspire creativity.

Inside of the soundset:

Lush pads
Razor leads & plucks
Low & neurotic basses
Arps and Sequences

Suited for all modern genres of electronic music: retrowave, ambient, trance, house, classic electronica, downtempo.

We put all our effort & inspiration to make this patches suited for many genres & styles of electronic music.

Every patch of our soundset is musical & can be immediately used in your tracks & production.

Welcome to the universe of sounds."

Luke Neptune's Synthwave Soundset for P5/10 Rev4

video upload by Luke Neptune

"To purchase this soundset follow this link

This soundset contains 80 patches that will import to either Group 1 and 2 or Group 3 and 4. For more info click the link above."

Michael Whalen Synth Jams

video upload by Michael Whalen

1. Michael Whalen "If Keith (Emerson) and Tony (Banks) had a baby" on the Sequential Trigon 6.
    Imagine Keith Emerson did his arrangement of the song "Abacab" by Genesis...
2. Michael Whalen "Chromatic Soloing" on the Sequential Trigon 6.
3. Michael Whalen "Jazz Jam" on the Trigon 6 synth.
4. Michael Whalen "Funky Filter Jam" on the Prophet-5
5. Michael Whalen "Big Dumb Blues in D" on the Prophet-5.
6. Michael Whalen "Jam in D" on the Minimoog.
7. Michael Whalen "World Jam" on the Minimoog.
8. Michael Whalen "Morning improvisation" on the Yamaha DX1
9. Michael Whalen "Flute Solo jam" on the Yamaha VL1.
10. Michael Whalen "Groovy Jam in A" on the ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe.

Artists Meet Osmose #7 - Jean-Michel Jarre & #6 - T.nava

video upload by Expressive E

"Electronic music pioneer and legend Jean-Michel Jarre recalls what brought him to mangle with sounds and what his biggest influences were when he began composing electronic pieces. That video was also the occasion for him to look back on his latest release Oxymore and how Osmose blended in his latest compositions, providing a wide array of SFXs and drone tones."

Artists Meet Osmose

Famous 80s Synth Bass Lines

video upload by RetroSound

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

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Famous 80s Synth Bass Lines part1
0:05 Trans-X Living On Video
0:23 Yazoo Don`t Go
0:46 Yazoo Bring Your Love Down
1:07 Berlin Metro
1:20 YMO Solid State Survivor
1:33 Yazoo Goodbye 70s"

Roland SH-101, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, ARP Odyssey.

Behringer Introduces Four LFO, Chaos, & Surges Eurorack Modules

Note XAOC's Batumi is still in production. It is digital, so I'm curious if Behringer's version is any different.

Mutable Instruments Marbles and Ripples are no longer in production.

Ambient attemptations

video upload by ThorF

"Analog synths, played live with a custom Modular synth."

Little Big Oscillations

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Let's explore the bumpy sound of the XPO's waveshapes running at sub-audio frequencies."

Applied Acoustics Systems Releases Multiphonics CV-2 Modular Synth & FX Plug-in

video uploads by @AASphysicalmodeling

Introducing Multiphonics CV-2 Modular Synth & FX plug-in
Multiphonics CV-2 Modular Synth & FX Overview
Multiphonics CV-2 FX Patch Reconstruction with Adam—Band Sequencer
Thump King—Thiago Pinheiro jams with the brand new Multiphonics CV-2 Modular Synth & FX

Press release follows:

Applied Acoustics Systems releases the brand-new Multiphonics CV-2 modular synth & fx plug-in

Montreal, Quebec—April 4, 2023—Applied Acoustics Systems announces the official release of the Multiphonics CV‐2 modular synthesizer and effect processor for macOS and Windows— a space for exploration, experimentation, creation, learning, and fun.

Multiphonics CV‐2 is a sophisticated modular environment for assembling and playing synth and effect patches. With its simple and straightforward interface, Multiphonics is a fast and efficient creation tool providing musicians and sound designers with a quick path to the realization of sonic ideas. It is also a great learning environment for newcomers. This new version ships with a comprehensive library of modules, from the basics to unique originals, and a vast and inspiring library of synth and effect patches crafted by top sound designers.

"Multiphonics CV‐2 can now be used as an effect in a DAW and process audio inputs which opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities" says Benoit Charland, lead product designer at Applied Acoustics Systems. "The module library has been augmented with a selection of modules specifically designed to take advantage of this new capability and make the creation of custom effects fun and efficient. It was fascinating to see how our team of sound designers put them to use and I'm sure that Multiphonics users will take as much pleasure as we did discovering their truly original and inspiring effects patches in the new factory library."

New features of Multiphonics CV‐2 include:
● Multiphonics can now be used as an effect processor.
● 15 new modules
● 6 improved modules
● 100 new effect patches
● 50 new synth patches
● Efficient stereo and multi-channel patching
● Improved patch browsing
● Scalable UI

Multiphonics CV‐2 runs on both macOS and Windows in 64-bit host sequencers that support the VST2, VST3, Audio Units, and AAX Native formats.
Multiphonics CV‐2 is available now at a suggested retail price of US$149. The upgrade for Multiphonics CV‐1 registered users is priced at $79.

Special Introductory Pricing

Until May 15 2023, everything Multiphonics CV-2 is offered at special introductory pricing—as follows:

● Multiphonics CV‐2 plug-in US$149 US$99
● Multiphonics CV‐2 +PACKS synth and sound packs bundle US$189 US$129
● Multiphonics CV‐2 Upgrade for Multiphonics CV‐1 users US$79 US$49
● All Multiphonics CV‐2 sound packs US$39 US$19
Multiphonics CV‐2 +PACKS comprises Multiphonics CV‐2 and two expansion sound packs.

UVI Introduces Organic Arps for Falcon - A Modern Arpeggio Toolbox

UVI Organic Arps for Falcon | Preset Showcase

video uploads by UVI


With 100 hand-crafted patches presented across 4 categories, Organic Arps delivers a wide range of styles and patterns from more predictable arps to creative and off-beat generative sequences, perfect for those looking to expand their library with an exceptional set of highly detailed and tweakable patches.

00:00 - Circular / Hermana
00:12 - Rhythmic / Odd train
00:19 - Generative / Onset Memories
00:27 - Rhythmic / Forbidden
00:35 - Repetitive / Wrangler
00:42 - Circular / The Swell
00:50 - Repetitive / Mount
01:00 - Generative / Bliss
01:09 - Rhythmic / Lux

Music and video credits: Théo G."

Polyend Play 1.3 Firmware Update

video upload by Polyend

"Polyend is announcing the official Polyend Play v1.3 firmware update. This time it’s all about the MIDI. MIDI functionality has been improved and refined with copying tracks and steps between Audio and MIDI, enhanced functionality of MIDI CCs, and a few more features and bug fixes.

Polyend Play v1.3 firmware is available for registered users on our website"

Jeannie polyhonic DIY Synthesizer with Pan function

video upload by Rolf Degen

"Jeannie polyhonic DIY Synthesizer with Pan function

DIY Project:"

The New King of Semi-Modular // Pittsburgh Modular Taiga

video upload by Jorb

"All in all, this is such a dope product. oscillators this flexible, with a filter and the dynamics controller immediately the sound palette crosses so many conventional boundaries. I am hooked on the idea of getting multiple voices out of this as a self contained unit, but even without patching this just slaps.

Pittsburgh has got a banger on their hands.

0:00 Intro
1:56 Hands on Demo begins
3:26 Oscillators & Wavefolding
10:03 Filter
13:51 Dynamics Controller
17:15 Delay Module
21:10 Pre-release reflection / Tangent
24:19 Mixer Flexibility Highlights
28:05 Mixer / Splitter Highlights
31:03 2 Voice Example
33:25 Wild & Noisey Example
34:11 3 Voice Paraphonic Example
37:09 Conclusions"

SH-4d // Has Roland Perfected Portable Sound Design?

video upload by Jorb

"The SH4d in my interpretation, is a synthesis sound module first and foremost. The sequencer is really not positioned to be the main draw. It didnt get mentioned much on camera, but to be sure my thoughts aren't lost; I would really love unquantized recording, a note scale mode, and the arpeggiator to stay held while I move between parts. Any other complaints were aired in the video.

Taking a step back, that I can use AA batteries or the same charger as my phone to power this very capable instrument could be enough of a sell, but lucky for us it also sounds really good.

0:00 Intro
1:56 Demo 1
3:33 Demo 1 Breakdown
12:44 Demo 2
13:46 Demo 2 Breakdown
20:49 Demo 3
22:22 Demo 3 Breakdown
28:18 Overall Conclusions"


video upload by Arthur Joly

Note this video is from Apr 3, 2018. You can find additional RECODRUM models in previous posts here.

Reco-Synth Mutuca FM - Analog Synthesizer by Arthur Joly

via this auction

Video in the listing previously posted here.

"This might be your ONE and ONLY chance to own an All-Analog Synthesizer by Arthur Joly!
Arthur Joly, from Brazil, makes 100% Completely Hand-Crafted, All Analog Synthesizers.
Arthur is Synth-Maker Legend! (artist, musician, producer, analog synth-maker, etc.,)

Red Bull did a Documentary about Arthur a few years ago!
(to find it, just Google Search: "Red Bull Arthur Joly")
(even if you don't want to buy this synthesizer, this documentary is a Must-See / Arthur is Awesome!)

This "Recosynth Mutuca FM", is ONE of ONLY a small handful made by Arthur, in the entire World!!!
Also, guess what? Arthur is now DONE making series style synthesizers!
(go to his website, and click on where it says "Store/Shop", you will see his message there)

Brand: Reco-Synth
Model: Mutuca FM Analog Synthesizer
Creator / Designer / Maker: Arthur Joly
Country: Brazil
Year: 2023
Serial Number: 14

Specs from Reco-Synth / Arthur Joly
Two Powerful 3340 VCOs
24DB/Oct Matched Transistors VCF
'Perfect Analog Magic'"

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 0828

via this auction

*Resonance Mod* Vintage Roland Jupiter 6 Synthesizer SN 354171

via this auction

"What makes this a bit different and more special than the run of the mill JP-6 is that I had purchased this off a fellow synth junky and mad scientist who had done a resonance mod to the VCF, which basically stops the filter bass frequencies from getting dropped so much when resonance increases. In the general sense, it sounds a lot better. It doesn't change the character of the filter at all, aside from stopping it from getting wheezy when even the slightest bit of resonance is added. I've had a lot of folks who sold their JP-6 come over to the studio and say that they don't remember theirs ever 'sounding that good'."

Moog Minimoog Model D classic vintage analog monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

"The king of synthesizers. Original Moog Minimoog, I believe this is from 1974. Used sparingly in smoke-free / pet-free studio.

Professionally refurbished / gone through in May 2021, the tech replaced the old frail cable/plug with a modern standard IEC power jack in the back, replaced a transistor and checked all operations. All the rest was good.

Everything works great on it and of course it sounds absolutely huge, fat, analog and glorious."

Nord Lead 3 49-Key 24-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

"The NL3 is very unique and unlike ANY other nord product. It offered more FM type textures than any other Lead. Its a perfect synth for massive programming. The textures, atmospheres, pads are simply amazing. But it also seriously delivers in the Bass and Lead departments."

Original Slate Blue Waldorf Q Keyboard

via this auction

"This is a true classic from Waldorf. It's known as possibly the best VA synth ever made (kills the MS2000, JP8000, etc etc) but also has those classic German wavetables for that PPG style. Multiple filters, egs, etc etc. 4 part multi-timbral. It can do so much but I have too much stuff and more on the way so this has to go. The original Q was a terrible, bright yellow monstrosity but this is the beautiful, rare version that is now known as the Halloween version."

Wavefolded ring-modulated melody with Banshee Reach and Jeweler Cast

video upload by Shakmat

"Using the pitch lock/octaver feature from Banshee Reach to create interesting overtones while having it both ring-modulated and wave-folded through Jeweler Cast."

Telmatronics Groovetube project video 1

video upload by Telmatronics

"A summary of the plasma sound project to date.

This film doesn't contain much new material, but brings together clips from previous videos to give an overview of the project in spring 2023."

Cherry Audio Memorymode - Sound Bank '79

video upload by Polydata

"Drawing from the earliest days of polyphonic synthesizers, Sound Bank ‘79 for the Cherry Audio Memorymode finds its inspiration in synthesizer music found in documentaries and library music from the late 70’s and early 80’s.

A bank comprising 40 patches for instant inspiration. The goal was to squeeze as much vintage analog juice out of this plug-in as possible, primarily working within the constraints of the original Moog Memorymoog analog poly synth. There's a unique richness to the sound of a Memorymoog, along with it's expanded feature set, and Cherry Audio have definitely captured that.

Sound Bank '79 is a series of vintage tones for different synths and plug-ins, so look out for future releases. Recorded completely dry with no external effects or processing.


Famous Synth Sounds - (28) Pink Floyd Shine On

video upload by SonicProjects

"Famous Synth Sounds 28: Pink Floyd Shine On synth sound vst

Check the presented sound by yourself with the demo version linked above

Click on the BANK - LOAD button in the synth's grey top-bar
Load this bank: Downloaded / PROII_RICHOURCE
Preset 51 Shine On Solo III a


Stringer: Preset 72 Shine On Split LR II"

Late Night Ambient Jam #1

video upload by NGC0 Music

"Something out of the GR-1 alongside the Prophet-12. The effects you hear are the Strymon Nightsky and Hologram Microcosmo."

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

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