MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Korg ARP 2600 m

video upload by HanzVolt

"Quick jam with a sick Arp 2600 mini from Korg"

Oberheim OBX8 double LFO crazy modulation!

video upload by SMV Producer

"Sound banks available for purchase at:


Tiptop Buchla 245t to Cycle 281t

video upload by Todd Barton

"Using the 245t Sequencer to engage the Cycling input on the 281t then sending that to various parameters on the 258t Dual Oscillator. Basically taking a nondescript sequence and giving is it some dramatic character.

My Patreon:"

Paul sticks to his promise

video upload by Paul McGowan, PS Audio

I get a kick out of watching PS Audio's videos. Paul comes across as a great guy, but when will he play that Moog?! He's just laughing at us!

And no, he doesn't play it in this video. It just appears in the background of some of his videos. This time it's patched up though, so someone was tinkering around with it. Hmm... Curious what the patch sounds like.

On the book:

"As promised, as soon as Paul's new book, The Aurora Project is ready, you will be the first to know. Here it is! A thriller you can't put down. Help Paul launch his new book. Go to or simply type The Aurora Project into an Amazon search field. And, thank you."

Facehugger Alpha R02 Sound of Shadows digital delay test

video upload by flightofharmony

"Requested demonstration of using the Facehugger to control a Sound of Shadows PT2399 delay module. Again, a lot of noodling and experimenting.
I have to say, that I honestly wasn't expecting much with this ne but oh boy, was I wrong. This was a LOT of fun. I really wasn't expecting a lot of what came out of this.

Some random points of interest:
1:46 Bees
2:00 They'll laugh at you
2:55 Beep boop clang
4:22 Scratch
4:42 Beat
5:30 Whales in space
6:29 Secret pulse (no audio input)
7:43 I broke it
10:00 Roar
10:55 Bringing it back in
11:38 Okay, that's cool.

The Facehugger Kickstarter runs until April 22nd - please help make the Facehugger a reality!"

Facehugger Alpha R02 Envelope Test

video upload by flightofharmony

"Requested demonstration of using the Facehugger as an envelope generator. A lot of noodling and experimenting.

The Facehugger Kickstarter runs until April 22nd - please help make the Facehugger a reality!"

Round 1: Circuit Tracks vs Circuit Rhythm // Novation Live

video upload by NovationTV

"Watch Novation’s US Product Specialist Team - Shanda, Evan, John, Kody, and Casey - as they all use the same sound pack to create different songs, whilst showing the key performative differences between Circuit Tracks and Circuit Rhythm, in this live producer jam.

Circuit Tracks is an extraordinary standalone groovebox for the modern producer. With two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks, four drum tracks, creative FX and on-the-go capabilities, it’s the perfect hands-on device for the agile music maker.

Circuit Rhythm is the powerful and versatile standalone sampler for the modern beatmaker. Samples can be recorded directly to the hardware, then sliced sculpted, reversed, looped, resampled and played chromatically — all in the box. Grid FX invigorate your live performances, with lo-fi tape, stutter, beat repeat effects, and more.

--- Get more information on Circuit Tracks here:
--- Get more information on Circuit Rhythm here:"

Exploring BITWIG 5.0 beta (new mseg, lfo table, and waveshaper)

video upload by DATABROTH

"check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon"

EaganMatrix Programming for Osmose using the CVC

video upload by EaganMatrix Programming

"Tested out the CVC connected to Osmose using the Haken Editor and CVC based presets that Expressive E provides in the Utility category. Here's a presentation on the fundamentals of using the CVC both in stand-alone default mode (options selectable in the editor) and programmed through the EaganMatrix.

Note that the Evaton Technologies 'uCVC"' also works if you are primarily interested in monophonic CVC connection (you can chain two together for duophonic operation) but that is not covered here as most will want to maximize using all four CVC channels with Osmose.

Note I also testing downloading Pitch Table Editor (PTE) tunings to the Osmose and they seem to work ok (though the editor is still visually geared for Continuum). So you can explore micro tunings and customer scales including importing Scala files on your modular setup using this connection though I don't go into great detail as PTE is its own video."

BASTL Introduces the Bestie Stereo Mixer

video upload by Bastl Instruments

Follow-up to Bastl Discontinues the Dude

"We are excited to announce our new portable 5-channel stereo mixer Bestie. It is a re-imagination of our popular mixer Dude (released in May 2017), but this time for flexible stereo connectivity and with portable USB-powered setups in mind. But it comes with a twist! We are not new to mixer feedback and distortion so channel 3 on the Bestie is pre-routed as a feedback channel for that extra dirt and distortion. Without the feedback, Bestie is a very clean mixer with a clean boost with up to +20dB per channel and well-crafted saturation characteristics."

Bestie The Stereo Mixer
Bestie in Battery Powered Ambient Setup
Bestie in The Wide Mix
Colour Your Cold Digital Synths With Bestie

Baslt Bestie - A mixer that make noises / no input mixing made easier

video upload by

00:00 Intro
01:28 How does a 808 beat sound through it w/ System80 880
02:40 A first look at feedback
04:28 It's stereo!
06:52 How to Feedback / "No Input Mixing"
09:15 Mixing a few instruments w/ Softpop 2
11:53 More mixing and more feedback / Moog MuRF
16:17 The Drone Show!
19:00 The Harsh Noise Show!
20:39 End talk
21:00 Drone meditation jam

Bastl brings us the Bestie, a spiritual successor to their Dude mixer, but this time with a built-in feedback loop and, surely to the delight of many, five channels of stereo operation. Housed in a metal casing, the Bestie is ready for touring, live performance, and with the option to be battery powered, this is one of the best options for recording your outdoor sessions. With the same saturated sound that made the Dude beloved, the Bestie can drive your signal hard and to take that one step further, leave the third channel open and your entire mix will feedback into itself for wild noisy sounds.

In fact, you don't even need to plug any input into the Bestie: create multiple feedback loops with external effects and use the third channel level control to bring in self-oscillating sounds. While it's easy to get over-saturated sounds, the Bestie is also equipped with low-noise preamps letting you use this as a wonderful standard mixer with ease. Each channel can use stereo inputs with channels 1 and 5 having two mono 3.5mm TS inputs and the other using 3.5mm TRS inputs. Along with that, a dedicated headphone output with a pre/post mute option lets you use this as a great live mixer with a cue output if desired. Bastl's Bestie might become your next bestie with its compact size, great size, and creative options.


5-channel stereo mixer
Built-in feedback path via channel 3 for no input mixing
Low-noise preamps with overdrive characteristics when pushed
Mute switches for each channel
Headphone output with pre/post mute switch
Up to 20dB of boost per channel
Metal casing
USB-C and AA battery powered

Custom Mellotron M4000D MINI

video upload by Love Hultén

"Mellotron M4000D MINI + Strymon Ola + Strymon Blue Sky"

Mat Robert’s meets the sequential tom #tom

video upload by mat roberts

Chillin' with synths (in this economy) | Octatrack & Analog Four

video upload by Mamotreco

"A rough weekend synth track made on the fly with the Elektron Octatrack sampler and Analog Four synth while vocals are processed by Ableton Vocoder. The Octatrack is sending sync and clock to the Analog Four. I'm muting and unmuting parts on the Analog Four to create the semblance of a musical arrangement.

The bumping beats of the Octatrack provide a foundation for the track. The Analog Four is using all four voices here for the different melodic layers that are being brought in and taken out based on how dense I want the synth arrangement to be.

Current channel music compilation with finished synth music:
Previous music releases available here:"

TTMC MODEL 990 CARD Doepfer A-199 Reverb Tank

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

"TTMC MODEL 990 CARD Doepfer A-199 Reverb Tank
accutronics & BELTON BMN3BB2C1B"

Analogue Solutions Impulse Command Sound Demo (no talking) with Empress Echosystem

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 EBM Bass
0:14 From Basic to Bass
0:49 Pitched Lead
1:43 Stereo Sequence
3:04 Aggressive Sync
3:20 Pop Lead Sequence
5:00 ... into Legato
5:29 Melodic Techno Lead
5:45 Manual Steps (Fake Chords)
6:39 Colinas
7:25 Modular-alike noodling
9:35 more noodles
11:11 Knarz sequence
14:04 80s Wave
14:35 Percussor Sequence
15:05 Aggressive Lead
16:22 Industrial Bees

Yamaha CS60 / CRB Computer Drums

video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"45 kilos of heavy duty Japanese build quality - we give you the Yamaha CS60.

We just couldn't pass this one on although it's not typically the machine of our choice it sounds incredible. Put on your headphones and you'll get it.

The range of sounds you get out of this synthesizer seems frankly endless and the general interaction with an important instrument always makes us want to sell all our other machines and just keep this one instead. We have to think about this - meanwhile it's going to a Yamaha CS-series specialised repair man for a new ribbon control and a general calibration since it's never been tuned or serviced in its 45 year old life - also kind of incredible - the build-quality is insane.

On drums we got the elusive CRB Computer Drums - the drum section from the Computer Band 2000."

The links directly above will take you to additional posts featuring each.

Shockingly High Fidelity Ambience // UAFX Del-Verb

video upload by Jorb

0:00 Intro
2:20 Tape EP 3
7:54 Analog DMM
12:32 Time Stretching Tangent
14:00 Precision
17:06 Reverbs
18:35 Mobile App / New Voices
23:08 Rambling conclusion begins

Electro Harmonix DRM-32 / Digital Rhythm Matrix - Drum Machine

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings,
also on eBay

Waldorf Microwave (Rev B) Rackmount Wavetable Synth With Stereooping Programmer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000

via this auction

"Incredible sounding 12 bit sampler with analog filters. Includes RAM expansion board and OLED Flash Floppy Emulator."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev3 SN 1329

via this auction

"This particular synth is Prophet 5 Rev 3.0 (1980-1984 era), meaning it is amongst the first with the Curtis-chip design. This vintage synth was fully serviced recently by Bell Tone Synth works about 18 months ago and works fantastic.

Restoration was done by Allison Stout at Bell Tone Synth Works of Upper Darby, PA, I am including all of the paperwork for view for interested buyers so they can see the work and care put into this synth. The synth functions as new with the factory programs."

EMS Synthi A w/ Matrix Interface by Digitana Electronic

via this auction

JoMox XBASE 888 SN 2008 - 0181

via this auction

Arium - Altered SFX Box - the ‘Stinger’ - Circuit Bent - Glitch and Noise Machine

via this auction

Circuit-bent SFX box - the 'Stinger'

Re-live these classic sound effects and completely morph them into something new.

- 2 Modes = Pitch + Glitch
- Mode Control Dial
- Momentary 'Normal' Button
- Volume Fader
- Outputs = Internal Speaker, 3.5mm Mono Jack, Speaker Terminals
- Powered by 2 x AA or AAA batteries

Demo available on instagram @ariumaudio

Typewritten manual included.

One of a kind altered instrument.

Start Collecting Tomorrow

video upload by Polyend

DIY Synthesizer - Impro Jam (Synth + Boss RV-6)

video upload by Adrian's Werkstatt

"Viel Spaß :)"

Spaceman Effects Explorer Phaser with Keys and Synths Demo

video upload by Nicolas Melis

"Spaceman Effects Explorer Phaser with Keys and Synths Demo

0:00 - 0:39. Roland Juno 60
0:40 - 1:15. Mellotron
1:16 - 1:40. Moog Grandmother
1:41 - 2:21. Clavinet D6
2:22 - 2:50. Fender Rhodes MK1
2:51 - 3:17. CLavinet D6
3:18 - 3:46. Fender Rhodes MK1
3:47 - 4:37. Roland Juno 60
4:38 - 4:58. Mellotron
4:59 - 5:43. Clavinet D6
5:44 - 6:52. Moog Grandmother
6:53 - 7:20. Mellotron"

Linear Universe Soundset Part III for Roland D-50 Synthesizer - amazing soundscapes and textures!

video upload by Elmar Mihm

"All Sounds fron Roland D-50 Synthesizer. No external FX or EQ. Hope you enjoy!"

All parts here

LFusion Dual Analog VCO 16HP Eurorack module demo review - Linear, Exp & Thru-Zero FM, Triangle core

video upload by LFusion Electronics

The module is now available on Reverb.

Details previously captured in this post. Note the video above is new.

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

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