MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Nicholas Semrad's Sequential Prophet 5/10 Patch Set

video upload by Nicholas Semrad

"Here is a demo video for my now available-for-purchase Sequential Prophet 5/10 patch set. You can purchase these patches at my website,

These patches will load to the following spots on your Prophet 5 or 10: Group 5 (511 - 558).

I've made 40 of my favorite patches for this set and it includes many patches I've recorded with and played live.

Thanks again to Emily Hoerdemann for the cover design!"

Nicholas Semrad's Sequential Prophet 5/10 Patch Set FREE BONUS PATCHES (Demo)

"These patches will load to the following spots on your Prophet 5 or 10: Group 4 (454-458)."

The Roland System 100 from 1975

video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at Roland's System 100 from 1975, their first foray in (semi) modular synthesis.

0:00 Intro Jam
0:57 The System 100
1:59 Demo 1: Falcon
3:02 Talk: The Basic Unit et al
4:28 Demo 2: Proto Acid
5:33 Talk: 101 & 102
7:57 Demo 3: Ring in Spring
9:04 Talk: 103
10:55 Demo 4: Bucket and Fade
12:00 Talk 104
13:53 Vangelis Spiral
14:48 Clock Mod Tricks
15:49 Demo 5: Tumble & Fall
17:03 Talk 109
18:28 The Human League
20:30 Outro Jam

System 100 playlist:"

Famous Oberheim Synthesizer Sounds part1

video upload by RetroSound

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Famous Oberheim Synthesizer Sounds part1

0:06 Talk Talk - It`s My Life
0:35 Simple Minds - Don`t You Forget About Me
1:12 Van Halen - I`ll Wait
1:45 Talk Talk - Such A Shame
2:24 Ch. Bruhns - Captain Future Theme
2:35 Hot Chocolate - It Started With A Kiss

The Oberheim Synthesizers OB-X and OB-Xa are two of the big legendary synths in music history. Used by many pop and rock groups in the 80s. Most famous is Jump by Van Halen. Here can you find the full playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy."

RetroSound Famous Oberheim Synthesizer posts.

The OB-Xa playlist:

The OB-X playlist:

DSP56300 Emu Vavra - Waldorf microQ Demo Song

video upload by Numero Uno

"A demo track created with Vavra 1.2.35

This track uses one instance of Vavra in Multi Mode. Due to three stereo pairs of outputs and the integrated Multi editor, it allows flexible routing to external effects.

Used in this Demo:

1x Vavra version 1.2.35
2x EQ
1x Valhalla Supermassive
1x Delay
1x Reverb"

Yamaha CS-30 (1979) 420 edition with a little bit of reverb - Werkstatt Matlak

video upload by Werkstatt Matlak

"Final test after restoration and upgrade with the LALALAND Midi upgrade."

Yamaha FS1R Bass-Sequence Modulation w/Skerjanc Controller & Formant Shaping

video upload by DACHI Klangmusik

"FM Synthesizer Yamaha FS1R
Formant Sequence Nr 47
Shaping on FM & Formant Knobs , Speed of Formant Loop

Modulations on ADR, EG, Filter, Fader OP1

You just hear 2 OPs interacting!!!

OP1 & OP2 on I065, Part 1
w/Skerjanc Controller"


video upload by Omri Cohen

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

NAMM 2023 Osmose - No Talking Demo

video upload by sonicstate

"Jim from @EarmonkeyMusic spent some time with the @ExpressiveE Osmose , to try and get a handle on all that expression and also the Eagan matrix Sound Engine and see what sort of sounds it has to offer."

Introducing Librae and Polydactyl Dynamics-Processing Plugins by Noise Engineering

Librae master of end-chain dynamics plugin from Noise Engineering

video upload by Noise Engineering

"Noise Engineering introduces two plugins for your dynamics processing needs: Librae and Polydactyl!

Get these plugins for your DAW here:

Librae is a mid/side and stereo dynamics processor capable of compression, expansion, limiting, and distortion. The adaptive envelope extraction is designed to be as transparent as possible. Use it on master-bus applications and for creative processing. Now in AU, VST, and AAX formats.

Polydactyl is a multiband dynamics processor with pre and post-processing plus four adjustable bands. Each band features limiting, compression, expansion, noise gating, and saturation and distortion controls. Based on the Eurorack module, now in AU, VST, and AAX formats."

Polydactyl multiband dynamics processor plugin from Noise Engineering

video upload by Noise Engineering

0:00 Overview
1:31 Sliders and controls
2:42 Stereo link
3:35 Playing demo

"Get this plugin for your DAW here:

Polydactyl is a powerful multiband dynamics processor plugin that makes it easy to precisely sculpt the dynamics of your audio tracks. Whether you're mixing a full band, tightening up a track, or just looking for creative inspiration, Polydactyl has you covered.

Each stage has separate controls for dynamics and distortion, making it easy to dial in the perfect amount of compression, noise gating and expansion on each adjustable band with ease. Weight controls for Pre and Post stages control how the plugin responds to your signal. Individual Link controls for each stage make it easy to adjust processing. Polydactyl also features lookahead for transparent gain reduction."

Press release follows:

Noise Engineering expands software offerings with Polydactyl and Librae dynamics-processing plug-ins

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA: Noise Engineering is proud to expand its software offerings by announcing availability of Polydactyl and Librae, two new dynamics-processing plug-ins presenting many flavors of compression, expansion, limiting, and distortion — Polydactyl being designed for anything from subtle mixing tasks to complete sonic destruction as a multiband processor, while Librae is made for mixing, mastering, sound design, and stereo-field experimentation — as of April 20…

“From the start, these plug-ins were intended for clean mastering, sound design, and coloration,” comments Noise Engineering Chief Plumber Adam Lange-Pearson, one of two software engineers behind Polydactyl and Librae. “While we worked on these, our chat threads were full for months with picky feedback about levels and sound quality, and heated ergonomics discussion,” he continues, concluding: “By the end, I am pretty sure we argued over every pixel in each meter at least once.”

Ostensibly, Polydactyl is a multiband processor inspired by over-the-top and aggressive techniques, yet it is designed to be versatile enough to be used in almost any mix. Featuring four adjustable bands — plus Pre and Post — to precisely sculpt the dynamics of audio tracks with separate per-section controls for Blend, Gain, Room, Floor, Release, and Stereo Link, the bands can be dialed in individually or the Link function can be utilized to quickly apply user settings across multiple bands (though turning Link off makes it simple to set each band as needed).

Though those controls break away from traditional dynamics-processing layouts, they simplify the workflow for dialing in subtle (or not-so-subtle) dynamics. Dedicated distortion controls such as Saturate, Soft Drive and Hard Drive (with associated Soft Blend and Hard Blend controls for clipping distortion), Zero Pop (for zero-crossing distortion), and output level are also included in each section, which can also be bypassed or soloed.

Saying that, the clean interface of Polydactyl provides a huge range of visual feedback. First and foremost, the frequency spectrum meter displays the output level across the audio spectrum and is interactive — click and drag the lines to adjust the band splits; select bands for further adjustment. Additionally, Polydactyl includes a scalable envelope display to show processing over time and global In and Out VU meters. Moreover, each stage also includes a static curve meter to demonstrate the compression and expansion applied to the signal, and In and Out VU meters.

Librae is a mid/side and stereo dynamics processor with separate controls for Pre, Mid, Side, and Post stages. Duly designed for transparency, Librae is made for master-bus applications, but the team behind the plug-in put a lot of thought into making it a capable tool for creative processing and sound design. Many of its controls are similar to those on Polydactyl. Put it this way: Librae also has separate per-stage controls for Blend, Gain, Saturate, Room, Floor, Release, and Stereo Link, plus distortion controls like Saturate, Soft Drive and Hard Drive (with dedicated Soft Blend and Hard Blend), Zero Pop, and output-level controls. Its Pre and Post stages also feature shelf-EQ weight controls to adjust how the plug-in’s dynamics processing responds to the incoming signal. Librae features a Global Mid < - > Side balance control for easy adjustment. Similarly, each section can also be bypassed or soloed.

It is easy to understand Librae, though, thanks to a detailed graphical interface featuring a goniometer displaying the correlation between the input channels and an envelope display showing processing over time. Each processing stage features a dedicated graphical display with a static curve meter to show the curve applied to the signal, In and Out VU meters, and a weighting graph to visualize the detector shelf EQ weighting (with adjustable Weight High and Weight Low) on the stage input.

In keeping with all Noise Engineering plug-ins, Polydactyl and Librae are designed for automation and each include an extensive internal modulation matrix with LFOs and step sequencers that can be routed to almost any parameter. Moreover, modulators have adjustable randomization for easy humanization.

Intuitive in use from first being opened, Polydactyl and Librae both come complete with a sizeable number of Noise Engineering-provided presets — ranging from subtle and transparent to aggressive and in-your-face — to kickstart anyone in need of inspiration. If more than that is needed then the rand (random) and nudge buttons (to generate and tweak patches in one click) are sure to get creative juices flowing.

Available as two new dynamics-processing plug-ins presenting many flavors of compression, expansion, and distortion, Polydactyl and Librae are ready to take up their positions in signal-processing toolkits the world over.

Polydactyl and Librae are available now in AAX, AU, and VST formats for $49.00 USD apiece, and also available as part of the Build Your Own Bundle (buy any three plug-ins and automatically get one for half price) — only from Noise Engineering here:

Please visit the dedicated Polydactyl webpage ( and Librae webpage ( for more in-depth information.

MiniLab 3 - Firmware Update V1.1 | ARTURIA

video upload by Arturia

"Enhanced features, creative improvements, and performance fixes - the MiniLab 3 V1.1 Firmware is out now & free for MiniLab 3 users! Here’s songwriter & producer MIN t to give you the lowdown on what’s new.

00:00 Intro
00:56 Transport Bank
02:11 Cubase & HUI Support
03:11 Relative Encoders
03:50 Auto Clock Arpeggiator
05:28 Additions
05:46 Outro

MiniLab 3 V1.1 →"

Rakit Drum Synth: Build & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"The folks at Rakit sent me this really cool kit to build and review. The Drum Synth is more than just a drum synthesizer. Thanks to the trigger and pitch inputs... it can be used for a lot of different musical applications.

You can buy these kits from Rakit's online store:

Intro - 0:00
Overview & Build - 0:43
Knobs & Switches (w/sounds) - 2:28
Interfacing w/Other Synths - 6:38
Final Thoughts - 8:32"

Update: also see Hidden Feature on the Rakit Drum Synth

Zaturn FM Bass

video upload by gotharman

"Playing a bit with a track I made, using Zaturn FM sounds."

Osmose And 4 Voice Modular Synth - April 19 2023

video upload by John L Rice

Moog Opus 3 Paraphonic Synthesizer SN 1522

via this auction

"Great working order.

Recently serviced & ready to go another 40+ years."

Sequential Circuits Pro-One 37-Key Monophonic Synthesizer SN 1602

via this auction

"The only issue is that the middle g flat key goes all the way down. Doesn’t affect the sound."

See pic below.

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Rack w/ Original Box

via this auction

Crumar Bit 01 SN 00771

via this auction

Very good, unmodified Bit01 in original condition with CEM3328 filters."

Oberheim OB-8

via this auction

"First year of the OB-8. Used a handful of times in the 80's, primarily in the studio. Sat covered for years and has just been fully internally refurbished to perfect condition.

Same model Eddie Van Halen used on the '1984' tour, plus a huge amount of other analog keys artist!"

Pic below. The OB-Xa was used for the studio recording.

Roland Jupiter 6

via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter

via this auction

Cwejman S1 MK2 Semi-Modular Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Getting Komplex with Waldorfs Iridum Keyboard

video upload by Hand in Hand Distribution

"Up and down, back and forth

6 Envelopes, 6 LFOs and many more are just waiting for being used as sources in the 40 slots of the Modulation Matrix. Each slot has one additional control amount. Modulations can be directed to almost every numerical value in Iridium. All sources and destinations can be used as many times as desired until the Modulation Matrix is full. If you ever happen to run out of LFOs or Envelopes, you can use the Komplex Modulator for generating a custom shape LFO or Envelope.

Komplex Modulator curves can be drawn with your finger."

KORG Dense by Sinevibes

video uploads by Sinevibes

KORG Dense by Sinevibes - 12 example presets

"Dense by Sinevibes is a vintage virtual analog oscillator plugin for KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1. Product page:"

Priced at $29

Dense is a vintage virtual analog oscillator plugin for KORG prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1. Its foundation consists of four separate oscillators with saw, square, triangle waveforms – generated using a technique often used in the early virtual analog synthesizers. In addition to mutual detuning, each oscillator has its own random pitch drift LFO, and global pitch can also be slightly off on every key press – together, these features simulate tuning instabilities and per-voice discrepancies in old analog synthesizers, going from very subtle to “badly needs calibration”. Dense includes a total of 50 sound source configurations with different settings for the individual oscillator parameters such as waveform, coarse tune, output level, as well as optional ring modulation or bit depth reduction for an even wider sonic palette. To add final polish, there’s a one-pole high-pass filter and an additional sine LFO for vibrato. Thanks to the various fluctuations and dynamic interactions happening between the oscillators, as well as between the oscillators and the synthesizer’s filter, Dense can produce beautiful vintage-style sounds that are full of life and organic movement.


Four virtual analog oscillators with saw, square, and triangle waveforms
50 oscillator configurations featuring different settings for waveforms, coarse tune, fine detune range, output level, ring modulation, and bit depth reduction
Four random modulation generators (one per oscillator) for simulating vintage analog-style pitch drift
Adjustable key pitch randomization for simulating vintage synthesizer tuning discrepancies between multiple voices
Adjustable one-pole high-pass filter with cutoff frequency key tracking
Built-in sine LFO for additional global pitch modulation
Built-in lag filters for noise-free, ultra-smooth parameter adjustment and modulation

Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer & Roland TR06

video upload by Ticco Ross"

"This pedal is a very simple synthesizer that was built in 1984. Here I operate it by closing the trigger circuit with my finger and modulating the pitch. Pure electricity!"

FLOW STATE MACHINE // Erica Synths Perkons Deep Dive Demo

video upload by Dave Mech

"Get in depth production courses here:

In this deep dive demo I explore the Erica Synths Perkons HD-01 . This wonderful instrument is really something to behold. It's massive, has big knobs, hands on controls, one knob per function, most accessible sequencer ever and in general just really feels like a true instrument.

Trying to make this more tutorialesque proofed to be difficult as Perkons kept dragging me into a flow state. But I think this demonstration shows you just how much fun this thing is to play with.


Hilda Trailer

video upload by Bram Bos

"Coming May 2023"

Buchla 223e “Timbral Strokes”

video upload by DARK SPARKLER

"Using the 223e to control the pitch of two oscillators, and control their timbre with 'location' CV."

Famous Synth Sounds - (43) Oberheim OB-X Sounds

video upload by SonicProjects


Famous Synth Sounds 43: Oberheim OB-X Sounds synth sound vst

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

Preset 1 D4 - Soft Brass
Preset 2 C7 - Fullanalog Strings
Preset 5 D2 - Sync Unison'

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

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