MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 6, 2023

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Thursday, April 06, 2023

Facehugger Square Wave Ext In Non-Linear sequencing.

video upload by flightofharmony

"Demonstration of the nonlinear behavior of Facehugger when driven by a nonlinear Control Signal. Here, an Infernal Noise Machine LFO square wave is sent through Sinner to level shift and then to Facehugger Ext In jack.

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

Happy Nerding FX Aid Gets New Grain Effects

video upload by Happy Nerding

"New effects: Grain 1x, Grain 1x Stereo, Freain 2x, Grain 4x, Grain 8x are added to the Shaper section."

DIY Synthesizer - Sound & Eindrücke (Eigenbau)

video upload by Adrian's Werkstatt

"Im folgenden stelle ich euch einen neuen Experimental-Synth vor. Viel Spaß :)"

"In the following I introduce you to a new experimental synth. Have fun :)"

Tiptop Time

video upload by Todd Barton

"Using most of the Tiptop Buchla modules plus the Tiptop Z-DSP Signal Processor."

The Rat and the Casiotone

video upload by Wein Glas

"Another video in the 'Fuzz Pedals and Synthesizers' series. This time we have STEREO because of the Deucetone Rat with 4 different Rat circuits (Turbo, Vintage, Dirty, Clean) and 2 channels.

And as you can hear at the end of the video in real studio life, it would definitely benefit from a noise gate 🤣.

00:00 Intro
00:10 Clean Casio MT 400v
00:20 The fun starts (Turbo Rat vs. Vintage Rat)
01:45 Vintage Rat vs. Dirty Rat
02:09 Clean Rat vs. Dirty Rat
02:55 This is the end"

NINA synth: dreams come true (review & jam)

video upload by Pete Midi

"Melbourne instruments NINA shows how synthesizers should be built to provide the best of both worlds: the look and feel of a real instrument and the total recall comfort of a software plugin. Thereby NINA defines total recall in the most consequent sense with an approach that makes up a milestone in synthesizer history. The only disadvantage: once you have played with NINA any other synth feels incomplete.

00:00 Intro
01:05 Overview
01:33 Old problem
02:03 Nord solution
02:31 Nord vs. Nina
03:03 Nina experience
05:03 Demo 1
06:03 Demo 2
07:59 Demo 3
08:55 Demo 4
09:50 Multi Layer Jam

Setup: Melbourne instruments NINA recorded via Zoom AMS-44 audio interface on iPad pro running AUM. MIDI: KMM K-Board directly connected to NINA, Multi Layer jam with KORG Nanopad and iPad Mozaic app for sequencing and “meta” morphing of 4 layers"

Songbird - MaxForLive Instrument

video upload by Dillon Bastan

"Get it Here: [also at Isotonik Studios]

Songbird is a MaxForLive audio instrument. It features a simulation of a flock of birds, each bird having its own model of a syrinx (a bird vocal organ) as well as a model of a simple birdbrain that controls the syrinx to create different syllables. Each bird’s position, speed, angle, etc in the flock can be mapped to various parameters as modulation sources. This device yields anything from textures, drones, rhythms, harsh/haunting/noisy/pretty tones, generative soundscapes, odd melodies, and of course different sounding bird calls!

The design of Singbird is a collaboration between myself and Alina Kano (


KORG Brew Music Long Island: All Music and Blue Point Brewing Company

video upload by Korg

"Korg USA joined together with All Music and Blue Point Brewing Company to celebrate the art of synth music and beer for its first Brew Music on Long Island. Brew Music provided synth users with the opportunity to get hands on with Korg’s newest and most popular synth instruments."

Distorted Ambient Drone with VCV 2, Neutron, Microcosm

video upload by Omri Cohen

There's a walkthrough video of the VCV patch together with the patch file on my Patreon (all tiers) -

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

Erica Synths EDU DIY Compressor Build and Demo

video upload by

"Erica Synths has a new range of EDU DIY modules designed in association with Moritz Klein. The first module is a Compressor with side chaining. This video is a build of the kit and a demo of the module."

Also see: Erica Synths Stereo Compressor Eurorack Module

Press release follows:

"Need some professional polish in your modular system? With this simple diode-based compressor, you can shape the dynamics of your sound, adding punch and consistency to your patches. Whether you’re looking to beef up your basslines, add sustain to your leads, or tame the peaks of your percussion, this circuit’s got you covered.

We – Erica Synths and Moritz Klein – have developed a series of educational DIY kits under the brand name mki x es.EDU with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. What you’ll find in the box is not simply meant to be soldered together and then disappear in your rack. Instead, we want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice we’ve made and how it impacts the finished module.

NB! All kits in these series are simple and come with extensive user manuals which can be downloaded separately, therefore we will not provide customer support in case your DIY build fails to function or similar."

Take 5 Version 2.0 - Double the Sounds + New Synthesis Features

video upload by Sequential

Press release follows:

Sequential Unveils Take 5 Synthesizer v2.0 Software Update
Latest Software Update Doubles the Number of Presets and Introduces New Synthesis Features and Effects

San Francisco, CA - Sequential, a leading manufacturer of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments, has announced the release of the Take 5 v2.0 software update, bringing a host of new features and enhancements that further extend the capabilities of this portable polyphonic analog synthesizer.

This free software update includes an additional 128 Preset and 128 User memory locations, doubling the previous sound bank size. The Factory bank expansion is filled with imaginative new sounds created by some of the world’s leading sound designers and synthesists. These sounds range from classic analog-style patches to modern, cinematic soundscapes that will give artists a competitive edge in modern music production.

Take 5 v2.0 also provides new synthesis features that dramatically expand the creative possibilities for sound design. This includes capabilities like Envelope Repeat, which allows users to create evolving and complex sounds by looping sections of the synth’s envelopes, and LFO Slew, which smooths over wave shapes to enable more organic and musical modulations. These are especially useful for creating ambient, drone, and experimental sounds, adding new dimensions to any performance.

One of the most exciting new features is the addition of a Lo-Fi effect emulating the sound of time-worn analog tape machines. Featuring controls for wow and flutter, playback head azimuth, and tape drive amount, the Lo- Fi effect can be used to add anything from a gritty character, through to a full-blown “busted tape deck” vibe, imparting a new level of vintage flavor to any of Take 5’s sounds.

'In the 18 months since we introduced it, thousands of Take 5 synths have gone around the world and introduced many musicians to the feeling of Sequential for the first time,” said David Gibbons, CEO. “We hope these new sounds excite and inspire existing owners and new Take 5 players alike.'

The Take 5 v2.0 software update includes numerous new features and several bug fixes and is available now as a free download for all Take 5 owners at the Sequential website. For more information about the Take 5 synthesizer and its v2.0 software update, visit us at:

Korg ARP 2600 M Sequenced and Accompanied by the Polyend Tracker

video upload by Patchwerks

"In this video we use the Polyend Tracker, an 8 track standalone audio workstation, to sequence and accompany the Korg ARP 2600 M, a semi-modular powerhouse classic."

Video by: Matthew Piecora (@EZBOT_ )"

Some funk bass with the Sequential Pro-3

video upload by Roman

Gotharman's Urano: Draw Waves

video upload by gotharman

"In the forthcoming update, it will be possible to draw LFO and Oscillator waveforms. Showing the LFO modulating two analog filters, and then showing an Oscillator. 15 draw waves can be stored for each preset. I do not show it in this video, but the LFO's can also be key-trigged, and used as envelopes!"

Dreadbox EREBUS & HADES reissues // GODS reborn as SYNTHS!

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The Gods of Darkness and the Underworld now come in eurorack compatible desktop form! A huge change from whatever nastiness they got up to in Ancient Greece .. they're now KINGS of VCO goodness.

0:00 Gods of the underworld
0:56 Similarities and Differences
2:59 Track# 1 CHUNKY HOUSE
4:52 HADES walkthrough
9:45 PWM FM from the LFO
12:27 EREBUS walkthrough
18:58 Track # 3 DUO MODE DEMO
20:09 Modulating the ECHO echo echo
21:07 Track # 4 5 OSC PATCH ...ALL TOGETHER NOW
22:13 Decisions, decisions, decisions...."

Modal Cobalt 8 at full throttle (no talking sounds demo, vid 1/2)

video upload by Jexus (

Part 1 here

"My thoughts on the synth [and info on how to purchase the patches]:"

Behringer Cat synth - unboxing and first sounds (no talk)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Yes, it's my first Cat video, the Behringer Cat, which recently plunged in price by almost 50 per cent. It cost me substantially less than the Nemesis delay which it's paired with here. It's a bargain and since there was zero chance of me ever buying (and hoping to maintain) a 50-year-old original Cat it seemed a fair deal. Strangely enough I'd been looking at this synth for a month or so specifically because of two features: It's paraphonic with separate VCO 1 & 2 CV inputs; and it has beautifully raw cross-modulation. (More with the CV inputs in a later video)

This is also my first unboxing video (a challenge accepted from Berin) but I couldn't bring myself to utter lines like "here is the power supply, oh and a lovely sticker" so there's some Cat sounds over the top. There's a lot of dischordant sounds in this demo but that's what I bought it for. Of course it can do all the usual things too. The Nemesis delay is slopped over the top of everything for which I offer no apology since it sounds so much better that way, covers up sloppy playing, and makes filter twiddlings interesting. But if anyone really wants 100% raw stuff let me know. As usual there is no post-production audio trickery, the path is Cat to Nemesis to you. And for any Cat veterans out there I'm sure various settings were either redundant or bypassed (I couldn't work out the second envelope), but it's early days so live and learn. It was fun not needing to even look in a manual though, it's there in front of you. One thing that did strike me was how powerful the resonance is. I've been spoiled by the no-risk DB-01 Polivoks resonance which happily goes to 100 per cent anytime. Not here!

Visuals are AI-generated images made using Stable Diffusion. Being the creative type I came up with my very own set of AI word prompts, which I think makes me "lead visual artist, SFX supervisor and CGI chief designer".

0:00 Unboxing with bloops
1:02 Paraphonic grind
1:36 Filter sweeps
2:32 Awful twiddlings
4:04 Sick mid
4:23 Twiddlings two
4:55 Not Arabic

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free My website:"

Vintage Serge Modular Music Systems Clear Panel Modules & Power Supply

via this auction

Additional Tone Tweakers Listings, also on Reverb

"Here we have 2 vintage serge modular music systems smms modules attached to a clear custom unlabelled front panel and power supply. The previous owner says they were probably from around 1980 or so and didnt remember anything else about them - 40+ years is a long time!

The modules appear to be the wonderful wave multiplier and triple comparator, but we’re not sure so see pics and do your own research before buying so you know what to expect. If it IS the wave multiplier, this is one of the most sought after of serge modules as it sounds like nothing else.

These came out of a cabinet with Aries modules (being sold separately) and are untested. Assume they’ll need repair."

Also see Original SMMS aka Serge Modular Music Systems Docs, and this post for a look at Serge Modular Music Systems back in the day.

Sequential - Pro 3 SN 02594

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings

Dave Smith Instruments Mopho 32-Key Monophonic Synthesizer SN 01400

via this auction

Kawai 100F Synthesiser SN 3008

via this auction

"A rather rare and cool monophonic synth that was originally sold under the Teisco branding. This example is in excellent overall condition and in 100% fully working order. It’s voltage rating is 240V so it will require a step down transformer if used in the USA. A wonderful synth that doesn’t come up for sale too often. Used by the likes of Depeche Mode and others."

Roland SH-101 w/ Original Box

via this auction

1982 Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer SN 208200 w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

"- This MINT all original ‘82 TB-303 is one of the finest to be offered online
- Included is the original silver vinyl carrying case and styrofoam protection from within the original box (though box is not included)
- This is an incredible opportunity to own a rare piece of history, while adding a killer bass synth to your collection"

1980s Akai S1000 MIDI Stereo Digital Sampler w/ Original Box & Docs SN 99025-00321

via this auction

"- 1980s Akai S1000 MIDI Stereo Digital Sampler
- This example is incredibly well-preserved, and neck uses the original box and manual
- With advanced (for the time) capabilities for looping, sample merging, filtering, etc, this piece is fantastic for most any studio
- Works perfectly, studio ready"

Kawai Synthesizer Module K3

via this auction

"K3m – Doubling Polyphony Up To 12 VoicesThe K3 is also available as K3m synthesizer module. The latter is identical to the keyboard version, with one small exception: the spill-over function. It allows to chain a second K3m (or a K3)for double polyphony. 12-voices sounds so much better than 6-voices, Kawai K3m Vintage synth with analog ssm 2044 filters! (polysix,PPG Wave filters)"

Logan String Melody II Vintage String Synthesizer

via this auction

Note the Vermona Equalizer on top. The listing is for the Logan String Melody only.

"Power supply recapped, 3 prong cord attached, refurbished by the magicians at Bell Tone Synth Works in 2022. This synth is ready for another few decades of lush stringing.

This is a classic string synth like the ARP Solina, but with more features.

The keyboard is split in the middle so that you can have a different mixture of Cello, Viola, and Violin and different Attack and Sustain settings for each section. There is also a bass oscillator and a feature called “perc” which is a deep, percussive sound similar to an upright bass.

This Logan String Melody II is in good cosmetic condition. The tolex is a bit worn, but is in overall great shape. The Veneer has a few splits or cracks. There is some minor dirt and scratches, as to be expected with a 40-year-old synth!"

Ceismography | Creating a 'drum sequencer' with Instruo Ceis ADSR

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"I posted this video right when a huge earthquake hit Turkey and Syria so I decided to take it down and give it a rest. But I do think it's worth sharing since you can 'abuse' any module with gate/trigger outputs to contribute to rhythm patches. Ceis has triggers for every stage so it's great fun to just patch it into a drum module or sampler. Not to mention it's an ADSR so you can create all kinds of synced movement and modulation."

Super 6 - The Modulation Matrix

video upload by UDO Audio

"Subject to popular demand, we thought we’d treat you to a breakdown video of our Modulation Matrix.

Modulation Matrices can often be intimidating to understand with many nuances - trust us, we know from experience. That’s why when designing the Super 6, we tried to make the Matrix as simple and intuitive as possible so that you could focus on the playing! Check out the video for Hazel’s excellent tutorial.

00:00 - Intro
00:17 - Matrix layout
01:20 - Demos
02:52 - Direct Parameter Control Mappings
05:00 - Viewing or Clearing Mappings
06:30 - Outro

Find more from Hazel here:"

Getting to know - Track types

video upload by torso electronics

"The T-1 can be customized to suit your music. In fact, it is many instruments in one: Each of the T-1’s 16 tracks can be set up in one of three modes.

By double tapping each of the three track types, you can quickly access a shortcut that streamlines your workflow for a more efficient music-making process.

This video gives a short introduction to the three different track types. For more information visit:

Time Stamps
0:00 Intro
0:14 Selecting track type
0:21 Orange Track (Note Track)
0:30 Pulses Menu
0:43 Blue Track (CC Track)
1.17 Pink Track (FX Track)"

Famous Synth Sounds - (29) Solina String Ensemble

video upload by SonicProjects


Famous Synth Sounds 29: Solina String Ensemble synth sound vst

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

Preset 127 Solina Phased
Preset 128 Solina Ensemble Orig

The two presets make use of the new (since version 3.1) switchable fully polyphonic divide down engine, the new bass section and the new paraphonic mono envelope types"

SERGE by Random*Source TRIPLE+ WAVESHAPER / a more detailed look / synth & guitar

video upload by BRiES

"In this video I run a guitarloop and a saw wave through the waveshaper. By adding modulation you can drastically alter the behaviour of the module. You can follow along on the scope.
Later in the video I link the three waveshaper sections and add loads of modulation (slow and audio rate) to completely mangle the original saw wave."

Modal Cobalt 8 -|- 150 custom presets / patches (no talking sounds demo)

video upload by Jexus (

"My thoughts on the synth [and info on how to purchase the patches]:"

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

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