MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 21, 2023

Friday, April 21, 2023

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Synth Cover Instrumental

video upload by Electric Vibes

"Sing along Instrumental Cover Using Korg Kronos and Roland Jx3p #korgkronos #vintagesynth #rolandjx3p #yamahadx7 #80s #eurythmics #synthwave"

Please welcome: 5 Moons by Critter & Guitari

video upload by Critter & Guitari

5 Moons is a multi-track recorder! Write songs in loops or straight through like a tape recorder. Connect an instrument, record 5 tracks, then bounce down to start a new song with the bounce on the first track. 5 Moons is simple and immediate. You'll be making song after song after song..."

"5 Moons is a multitrack recorder. On one hand, it's a tool to record your creativity. Build up layers of tracks and enjoy crafting that perfect song or field recording.

On the other hand, it helps you create new sounds! Looping and bounce down functions open up new dimensions for your sound and fun ways for your tracks to interact with each other!

The unassuming wood enclosure draws you in, but hidden inside are high fidelity electronics designed for rich recordings. Its sleek user interface offers crisp control and ample room for sonic experimentation.

Easy Interface, Rapid Results

Get straight into recording - let your creativity flow.

5 Moons' simple interface is perfect for effortlessly building up many tracks.

The immediacy of 5 Moons means you'll be quickly experimenting and exploring the new ideas flying around your studio - watch out!

One Shot or Loop?

Create evolving jazz loops and/or a 3-chord pop song.

5 Moons is happy to acommodate recording a song with a beginning and end or a looping vibe - it's all in how you decide to play back your tracks. You'll probably do both!

Bounce with Me

Build up your song with more tracks.

At first glance, you might think 5 Moons 'only' has five tracks. But once you bounce down those five tracks to the first track of a new song, you'll have 4 more tracks to add to it!

Once those four new tracks have audio, bounce down again and you'll have another four new more tracks to play with! ...and on and on until your masterpiece is complete.

File Freedom

Disk Mode makes it easy to transfer files to your DAW.

The USB-C port is used for both power and data transfer. Connect to your computer and copy your recordings for posterity and/or additional editing.

You can also copy existing audio files onto 5 Moons. Use these files as the beginnings of new songs or use 5 Moons' interface as a way to reenvision and remix your prior tracks!"

Fujifilm XT4 Gritty Low Light Video in Classic Negative with vocoder retro synthpop music

video upload by Mamotreco

"Shot this with the Fujifilm X-T4 and the Fujinon 50mm f2 prime lens. I let the ISO run as high as it wanted to since I was shooting as we were driving around at night on the back roads of the Pacific Northwest suburbs. The IBIS is turned on since the lens has no OIS.
#fujifilm #lowlight #vocoder

The background music I wrote years ago on Fruity Loops 3 with the vocoder vocals coming in from the Microkorg synth. There might also be some Casio CZ5000 melodies in there.

You’ll notice that the footage is pretty jerky at moments but in a rather mechanical way. I believe that is due to the Fujifilm X-T4 IBIS which tends to be pretty rigid, which is great for static shots but not so much for dynamic movement situations.

The Classic Negative film simulation which I applied to the video is very pleasing in terms of mood and color look, in my opinion. This is one of the strengths of the Fujifilm system of cameras, being able to apply distinctive but versatile looks to both footage and photos.

One last word about the music, I wrote this track being inspired by both John Carpenter soundtracks and early Sierra point and click adventure backgrounds on the first outings of Police Quest, Space Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry.

If you want to hear more tracks in a similar vein, then please check out the links below.

Current channel music compilation:
Previous music releases available here:"

Moog Model D (1972) vs GuinGuin MME

video upload by autoy

"A simple comparison between the classic Minimoog old oscillator board Model D and the GuinGuin MME replica you can build as DIY kit. Please keep in mind there's slight calibration differences between both."

See this post for additional details.

10 Minutes of PATCH TIPS goodness with SOFTPOP SPII

video upload by Bastl Instruments

"Our fan-favorite Vaclav will take you on a journey through everything he knows (and he knows everything! He co-invented the bloody thing!) about how to patch Softpop SPII.

After you will watch this video you will be much better at patching your Softpop, you will be happier, you will make better music just because of your mental well-being, you will be smiling more, and you will find the lover of your life and you will move to countryside live your quiet life with hens and a dog named Pišťula"

Serge Modular Synthesizer: GTO - simple patch as dual VCO

video upload by fonitronik

"The GTO is Serge Tcherepnins latest module design. It is the successor of the SSG, but not only. It is a complete new circuit design that can do everything the SSG did, but better and more.
This simple patch shows how both sides can now be used as VCOs with a 1V/Oct input.
BTW I modified my GTO to have banana sockts instaed of 3.5mm jacks."


video upload by Peter Grenader

"LIVE IN 48 HOURS: Morton Subotnick's SIDEIWNDER performed live from Tool's studio Hollywood, CA by Jill Fraser, Shiro Fujioka, Peter Grenader, Thomas Klepper

Morton Subotnick's seminal 1971 electronic work Sidewinder performed live at Tool's studio in Hollywood CA on March 26th, 2023 by Jill Fraser, Shiro Fujioka, Peter Grenader and Thomas Klepper, at the invitation of Joan LaBarbara, in celebration of his 90th birthday.

Performed on March 26th at Tool's studio, with access to Danny Carey's 1975 vintage Buchla 200 and massive E-mu. Filmed by K David.

Produced, arranged and mixed by Peter Grenader"

The Lost Prophet: Dave Smith's Forgotten Flagship

video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"The Prophet 12 was one of the first synths that caught my eye when I first got into synthesizers, but then I promptly forgot about it during the analog revival of the 2010s. I recently got my hands on one, and decided to do some digging into why this synth is seldom talked about, despite Dave Smith himself proclaiming it to be his favorite when it was released 10 years ago.

Special Thanks:
Andrew McGowan - Senior Product Designer at Sequential
Tony Anderson - Artist, Prophet 12 Owner (@TonyAndersonMusic)

Additional Footage:
@SequentialLLC, Sonic State

Full Prophet 12 Soundtrack from this video available exclusively to my Members:

Dave Smiths Craziest Synth

The Poly Evolver is wonderfully weird... and may be my new favorite synth
video upload by Jameson Nathan Jones

"The DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard is both confusing and beautiful, but I've gotten things out of it I've never gotten out of any other synth. It's a bit of a unicorn instrument, and is quintessentially "Dave" in its blend of legacy and innovation."

I wish more synths could do this

5 Patches for Poly Evolver

Drum & bass evolver blackbox jam

video upload by jostalmac

Zaturn filter in LD3

video upload by gotharman

"Running a polyphonic sequence through the VCF11 - Zaturn filter board."

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends

video upload by thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - late night noiz for late night fiends - for more noiz: website: This is a series of live noiz and video noiz performances. A continuation of noiz during the persistence of The Plague and now war.
#covid19 #coronavirus #isolation #quarantine #spike #omicron #ukraine #war #standwithukraine"

New Systems Instruments Introduces Triphase Oscillator Eurorack Module

video upload by New Systems Instruments

"A quick overview of the Triphase Oscillator. For more information, check out our website: Patch notes below.

The Triphase Oscillator is a Eurorack Module from New Systems Instruments that lets you explore the space of phase interference. It is an oscillator with three independent phases, with modulation, and a bipolar mixer to combine them.

The first / last patch uses two Triphase oscillators. The lower Triphase is taking two outputs panned left and right and one panned center, with different LFOs modulating the left and right phase. This gives it a stereo chorus type of effect. The higher/melody Triphase has an envelope controlling one of the phases, and an LFO controlling the other two. This makes a square notch that is large at the beginning and then becomes smaller, with both the width of the notch and its position relative to the saw changing. End of chain reverb is added. There are no filters, VCAs, or other modules making or modifying sounds.

Most of the other patches should be pretty self-explanatory. They are recorded dry.

The melodic patch is sequenced from a keystep.

The FM patch is doing audio rate FM from the Inertia, which is configured as an oscillator here.

The hard sync patch is synced with an offscreen oscillator, and uses the Inertia as an envelope to control the pitch of the Triphase."

"New Systems Instruments announced today that the Triphase Oscillator is now shipping and available. The Triphase Oscillator gives you three sawtooth waves with independent control over the phase of each wave, combined with a bipolar mixer. This creates a comb filter pattern in the harmonics, emphasizing some harmonics and canceling others.

The Triphase Oscillator works with phase cancellation, combining three waves at different phases and polarities to remove or reinforce regularly spaced harmonics, such as odd harmonics or every third harmonic. With the bipolar mixer, you can control how the waves interact, canceling or reinforcing parts of the spectrum either fully or partially. Applying CV to the phases creates variable-width pulses, subtle detuning effects, and a continuously moving soundscape. Phase cancellation is related to pulse width modulation, but pulse width modulation only has one dimension of control instead of the multiple phases and polarities of the Triphase Oscillator. A closer relative is a chorus effect, which creates frequency-dependent phase differences by delaying a signal.

One way to use the Triphase Oscillator is to mix all three saws at the same polarity, modulating their phases to create a supersaw, similar to mixing multiple detuned sawtooth oscillators. This creates a classic thick analog sound, further enhanced by the internal CP3 type mixer—a discrete transistor mixer that reportedly gave the Moog IIIp modular system a good part of its sound. With the individual outputs, you can also use a full featured stereo mixer and pan the saw waves left, right, and center, giving a stereo supersaw or stereo chorus type of effect.

Apart from its unique phase modulation capabilities, the Triphase Oscillator is a very capable analog oscillator in its own right, giving a tuning accuracy of around 8 octaves and ranging from 1.5Hz–60kHz, well into the sub and supersonic ranges. In addition to volt per octave and CV over phase, it has a hard sync input, and a linear FM input. All the CV runs at audio rate as well, meaning the Triphase Oscillator can produce some interesting FM + phase modulation sounds.

New Systems Instruments is a modular manufacturer located in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on creating new analog designs based on different ways of thinking about music and synthesis.

The Triphase Oscillator retails at $385 USD."

Introducing TAZM-O - Analog Thru Zero Oscillator

video upload by ALM TV

"The ‘TAZM-O’ is an analog triangle core oscillator featuring through-zero frequency modulation and a collection of some of our favourite features of classic oscillator designs.

It includes a continuous morphing wave/pulse width shape control inspired by the Serge NTO, dual SH-101 style varied pulse sub octave outputs, a voltage controlled FM Index typically found in larger complex oscillators, a built in output level VCA and voltage controlled octave transposition similar to the multipliers found on Akemie’s Castle digital FM VCO.

Designed to act as the primary oscillator in your system the ‘TAZM-O’ offers a wide range of timbral and patch flexibility within a relatively compact 12HP size, making it the perfect fit for any modular system.

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Intro
1:12 - Frequency Controls
2:19 - Shape Outputs
4:36 - Level Control
6:25 - Through Zero FM
10:57 - Sync Input
13:24 - LFO Mode
16:33 - Patches - Additive Jam
18:46 - Patches - Dual TAZM-O Cross-Mod
20:24 - Patches - Subtractive Lead & Bass
22:11 - Outro"

SUPERBOOTH23 : 11-13 of May at FEZ Berlin

video upload by Superbooth Berlin

"SUPERBOOTH23 – the biggest trade fair and festival for electronic musical instruments is taking place at FEZ Berlin from 11th to 13th of May. More than 220 international exhibitors get together with artists, users, distributors, media partners and everyone who is interested in modular systems, synthesizers, studio equipment and innovative instruments. With manufacturers from all over the world, SUPERBOOTH23 is a key event when it comes to the development and design of tomorrow‘s new musical instruments.

As always, SUPERBOOTH23 is not just an industry event, but also kindly invites everyone
interested in electronic music-making to try the countless exhibits themselves and to get to know the manufacturers personally.

Visitors can also experience the world of synthesizers and music studios at the many presentations, workshops, and concerts. At SUPERBOOTH23, there is something for everyone, from beginner to expert. Along with presenting the latest products,SUPERBOOTH provides an international platform for social, technical and artistic exchange.

SUPERBOOTH23‘s welcoming and inclusive spirit also manifests itself in its continuing initiative for a more inclusive industry, with the declared goal of making electronic music-making accessible to everyone. Thus, it is again hosting special workshops for women and non-binary participants, as well as a „Minibooth“ for children and adolescents that is happening in collaboration with the FEZ-Berlin one week before the main event.

Tickets are available now at

One-day ticket: 39€ (reduced: 29€)
Three-day ticket: 98€ (reduced: 79€)

___________________________________________________________________ presents SUPERBOOTH23"

KORG MicroKorg VST – “Organica” Soundset 64 Presets

video upload by LFOstore

"After succesful soundsets for Korg MicroKorg XL & Korg R3 & Korg MicroKorg we put all our effort on newest Korg Collection 4 Plugin - MicroKORG VST!


Its unique archeticture & synth engine capabilities giving a true sound design freedom!

'Organica' soundset contains all type of sounds which are ready to go in your current track:

Massive & glorious strings & brasses
Lushiest ambient pads & drones
Cosmic plucks & bells
Deep & monster basses
Organic arps & sequences
Emulations of iconic sounds
Fx Sounds

Soundtrack with cyberpunk atmosphere, synthwave track, ambient & electronica vibes can be easily created with our sounds.

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation

Instruction are included.
Enjoy & may inspiration be with you!"

5 Ways To Waveshape w/ the Taiga From Pittsburgh Modular

video upload by Reverb

"Combining the best of East and West Coast designs, the Taiga includes Buchla-style wave shapers that are a blast to play with and incredibly useful in crafting unique tones. Learn more here."

OXI Instruments Coral - quick multi-part jam

video upload by Molten Music Technology

"A quick off-the-cuff jam between the OXI Coral multitimbral synthesizer and the Erica Synths Black Sequencer. All sounds coming from the Coral, all at once using four of the eight sound engines."

Bad Gear - Elektron Syntakt

video upload by AudioPilz

"Become a Patron and get access to music clips from the show, additional content, Bad Gear samples and even more AudioPilz madness

Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about Elektron Syntakt. Is this member of the Elektron Dark Trinity just a rehash of recycled technologies taken from instruments like the Digitakt, Digitone, Model:Cycles, Octatrack, Analog Rytm and Analog Four? Does it provide real innovation?

00:00 Intro tune
01:07 Overview Elektron Syntakt
01:27 Analog vs. Digital Voices
01:36 Analog Voices 1-3, Synth Functionality
02:15 Analog HiHats/Cymbals/Metallic Stuff
02:25 Analog Filter
02:36 Digital Engines (Drums, Claps, Percussion, FM, Chords)
03:07 Polyphony (or lack thereof)
03:15 Workarounds
03:32 Analog FX Block
03:46 LFOs, Envelopes
04:01 Reverb, Delay
04:06 Workflow, Philosophy
04:17 Probability, Parameter Locks, Retrigger, Fills
04:44 Song Mode, Unquantized Rec, Microtiming, Trigger Modifiers
05:04 UI, Lack of Velocity, Outputs, Overbridge
05:18 Midi
05:26 What else??? Pricing! Thanks!!!
05:56 Hate
06:23 Jam 1 (Downtempo)
07:19 Jam 2 (Hard Synthwave)
08:20 Finale (Tech House)
08:50 Verdict"

Custom Purple & Gold Roland Juno-106

via this auction

"Recently had chorus chips and slide pots replaced, as well as a reflow of the power supply and replacement of two regulators and a touch up on some other solder work."

You can find additional pics posted here.

1972 Arp Odyssey Mk. I Synthesizer (with Mods & Case)

via this auction

"this particular odyssey has been modded to include an external audio input (like the Mk. II and Mk. III have) so you can run stuff through the filter. it's also been modded to include a full range of CV inputs and outputs. there are two more mods on the front panel, "LFO / SYNC," which, honestly, i haven't really used so i couldn't really explain ... and "MONO/DUO" which splits the oscillators to give you a sort of duophony."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev3 61-Key 5-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 1186

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D SN 9790

via this auction

Boredbrain Injectr with Electric Piano, Drums, and Contact Mic

video upload by Boredbrain Music

"Several musical experiments are performed with the help of INJECTR, a comprehensive electric instrument interface for eurorack systems. Many thanks to our friend and electronic musician, Galen Bundy, for creating these unique demonstrations.

First, a Rhodes piano is injected into a band-pass filter then patched into the Qu-Bit Nautilus for pitched delay effects. Both envelope and gate control voltages derived by Injectr from the piano signal are used to modulate multiple parameters in real-time.

Next, a drum signal from the Arturia Drumbrute Impact is directly injected into the eurorack system and affected in various ways by Injectr's smooth soft-clipping overdrive and amp simulator circuits. The instrument signal is then patched into the plague driver distortion with oscillator modulation controlled by the envelope and gate signals from Injectr.

Lastly, Injectr is used to amplify and extract voltages from a simple contact microphone, from which the signal is passed through pedals and other modules for some deviant ambience and organic sound effects."

Boredbrain Injectr

Roland CR-8000 - Programming Tutorial - Werkstatt Matlak

video upload by Werkstatt Matlak

"This is a short guide how to erase a user 'PROGRAM' and user 'INTRO/FILL IN' on a Roland CR-8000

user 'PROGRAM' = lower white buttons
user 'INTRO/FILL IN' = rotary swtich '9 - 12 PROGRAM'

Erasing a 'PROGRAM':

1 - turn on your CR-8000 (wow)
2 - turn on the VOLUME on your CR-8000 as well as all VOICE LEVEL (wow)
3 - place CR-8000 'PROGRAM MODE' switch to - BASIC -
4 - choose the desired PROGRAM (Pattern) ((lower, white buttons 1-8)) you want to erase
a constantly illuminated red light will show you where you are
5 - STOP the CR-8000 by pressing START/STOP (a red light indicates the unit is stopped)
6 - PRESS & HOLD simultaniously 'REGISTER + CRASH' for about 5 seconds
a short blink benath your chosen PROGRAM button will indicated that it was erased
7 - START the CR-8000 to make sure your PROGRAMM bank is erased
8 - enjoy your empty PROGRAM bank and create a new pattern

Nice keys with Arturia MiniFreak (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"Check out my private collection of Sweet Sounds dedicated to Arturia MiniFreak: and collection of Dreamy Sounds: but also Crazy Machine collection:"

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

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