MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 23, 2023

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Live at the New England Synth Fest

video upload by Jeremy Parker

"My good friend and musical collaborator, @cowboybenalman @TheEntireRobot , invited me to join him at the Spring 2023 New England Synth Festival, where we performed a live set. This was my first time performing at a synthesizer festival, so it was a great opportunity to get to know and participate in the local synth community. It was held in Burlington, MA and included a slew of other performers, lectures and workshops throughout the day. Thank you @newenglandsynthfest for having us, and thanks to the visual synth artists Vidumami and Allison Tanenhaus who provided the video backdrop for our set.

I used my @ArturiaOfficial Polybrute, @KorgOfficial Minikorg 700fs and the Elektron Analog Rytm MKII. Ben used various gear, including the @MoogMusicInc Sirin, Arturia Keystep 37, @EricaSynths Perkons HD-01, among other things.

Please check out @newenglandsynthfest at their website:
And the entire stream of the day's performances here:"

New England Synth Fest, April 22, 2023

video upload by New England Synth Fest

You can check out more of Cowboy's stuff on his channel and stream for his latest project, 'The Entire Robot':

/ theentirerobot
and website

Check out all my original music here:"


video upload by Peter Grenader


Part 1 : in four movements (9 minutes 45 seconds)

Part 2: in three movements (6 minutes 45 seconds)

Performed live from Tool's studio Hollywood, CA by Jill Fraser, Shiro Fujioka, Peter Grenader, Thomas Klepper

Filming/Editing: K. David

Recording Engineer: Tim Dawson

Title Graphics: Hyejin Sunwoo

Produced, arranged and mixed by Peter Grenader

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.

The idea of an adaptation of Sidewinder has been on the radar of zZyzx Society's Jill Fraser and Peter Grenader - both CalArts alumni who worked with Subotnick, for years. The process began with an abridged orchestration drafted by Peter Grenader, where the quartet was encouraged to both replicate his soundscapes and develop more interpretative timbres for the individual parts. With that, two general rules applied:

1. Following the original gestalts using more interpretive timbres.

2. Closely replicating Mort's original timbres but taking the progression in our own direction.

The performance consisted primarily of modular synthesizers, plus previously recorded samples from those instruments triggered in realtime. Along with these electronic instruments, two stopwatches were fitted with contact mics to replicate Subotnick's original rattling timbre which begins Part 1 and Part 2.

The ensemble convened for a single 4 hour rehearsal on March 24th prior to taping two days later at Tool's studio in Hollywood CA. - a marvelous setting which afforded access to Danny Carey's 1975 vintage Buchla 200 and massive E-mu. It was recorded in multi-track through an API 2488 desk by Tim Dawson, Tool's primary technician and studio engineer. This console was originally owned by Rick James and used in the "Super Freak" sessions.

A wav file recording of this performance is available on Bandcamp at:


JILL FRASER: Prism Circuits Quasar Serge, Abelton Push II

SHIRO FUJIOKA: Eurorack Modular, E-mu Modular, Elektron Digitkat, Elektron Digitone

PETER GRENADER: Analog/Digital Eurorack Modular, Stopwatches

THOMAS KLEPPER: Buchla 200, Buchla Music Easel, Toolbox Modular


Danny Carey

Skyler King/Prism Circuits

Aaron Higgins and Steve Joslin/1010 Music

Kyle Terborg

James Lewin/Synthopia



Tim Dawson

Blair Blake

Hyejin Sunwoo

Kristi Pollard

Joan LaBarbara

Mort Subotnick: In profound appreciation for his historic contribution to art and music


Original Sidewinder technical notes/patch analysis by Morton Subotnick:

Bob Gluck's analysis of Sidewinder:

Essay on Sidewinder by Snows Ov Gethen:

The Secrets of Control - Peter Grenader's paper on Subotnick's use of control tracks:

Jeffrey Hanson's thesis on control tracks:

Library of Congress listing of Morton Subotnick papers:

Morton Subotnick's official site:

zZyzx Society official site (Jill Fraser/Peter Grenader):

Shiro Fujioka's webspace:

Thomas Klepper's webspace:"

US 6 in California, Part 2 (Benton to Nevada)

video upload by CatSynth TV


"We continue our journey along US 6 in California, heading north through the high desert east of the Sierra Nevada, passing through the town of Benton and crossing the state line into Nevada where the highway ascends the White Mountains.

If you haven't yet seen Part 1 of this video, we recommend checking that out:

• US 6 in Californi...

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary using the following synthesizers and other instruments:
Arturia CMI V, OP-Xa V, Mellotron V, Buchla Easel V, LX-24 reverb
Cherry Audio GX-80, Stardust 201 Tape Delay
Sputnik Modular Dual Oscillator (Buchla 258 clone)
Metasonix R-54 (VCO/VCF) and RK5 (Dual LPG) modules
Strymon StarLab module
Tracktion BioTek 2
EastWest Ra and Hollywood Orchestra Gold
Big Fish Audio Grindhouse"

Specular Tempus Delay and Reverb with a Crumar Bit99 Analog Synthesizer #shorts #synth #gear #pedal

video upload by Demiurgo

"I've just got a used Specular Tempus, and I'm trying it out here with a Bit 99, an analog synthesizer (often used by Com Truise), made by the Italian Crumar in 1984. On the Specular Tempus pedal, there are different great reverb algorithms, but I found the delay/reverb combinations like the one used in this video are the ST real power.

The Bit 99 has a wonderful filter, and you can listen when I turn up the resonance how the sound becomes sharper, almost metallic. In my opinion, the Specular Tempus adds a lot of character and space to the sound without altering the mood."

Waldorf Iridium Keyboard & Kyra Custom Ambient Sounds

video upload by Hunart©

"Hi Everyone!

Once I've recorded som ambient-like sounds with Waldorf Iridium and Kyra. Unfortunately the presets for Kyra were lost, but If you want to try the Iridium ones, here's the link:


100% Intellijel Cascadia (Full Track)

video upload by Calvin Cardioid

"#intellijel #intellijelcascadia #cascadia #drumsynthesis #drummachine #synth #analog #semimodular #analogsynth

obviously multi tracked into daw. all sounds 100% from Intellijel Cascadia semi-modular analog synth"

And on Soundcloud:

Chris Meyer’s Alias Zone: Nightfall, Kyiv (Official Live Bootleg)

video upload by Chris Meyer's Alias Zone

"Audio recorded by Lewis Richards at 17th Street Recording Studio in Costa Mesa, California

The idea for this piece came when Make Histibe of Mask Movement ( in Kyiv, Ukraine contacted me. As part of the invasion of Ukraine, their power grid is often knocked offline, and he was looking to raise money for solar panels and batteries to keep his studio operating. To do this, he created a series of field recordings of the war and life during wartime in Ukraine, and crafted them into a virtual instrument called Swords to Ploughshares (

I gladly purchased it, and used it as the basis for this song, which flows from the realities of life during wartime to attempting to lead a normal, happy life…only for the war to intrude, and drag people back in. This piece was premiered at Steve Roach’s Ambient Lounge in Tucson. Arizona on April 4 2023; this 17th Street version performed on April 12, 2023 (the eve of the annual NAMM music convention) was the third time I had played it live. It contains some of my explanation beforehand the audience reaction afterwards. A version of this song will appear on my upcoming album Eastern Front."

Alesis MMT-8 recreated - The impossible dream? Retrokits RK-008 sequencer demo

video upload by Espen Kraft

"The iconic Alesis MMT-8 was the first midi sequencer for many people in the late 80s. A superb sequencer, very easy to use and a fantastic piece of kit. Now Retrokits has made a smaller, yet very inspired MMT-8 recreation, which captures much of the original magic."

How to Learn a Module ft. Knobula Chord Pilot

video upload by Red Means Recording

"The unit in this video was provided by Knobula.

Let's learn the Knobula Chord Pilot and make some music.

Join me on Patreon and get access to music, presets, samples, and a great community:

Take a lesson with me:

00:00 intro
01:26 first approach (no manual)
11:54 first jam
14:01 second approach (with manual)
22:02 final thoughts
23:46 second jam

30 Minutes of Ethereal Synth Bliss: Cyberpunk Eurorack Modular Ambient Soundscape

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Haiku No.1:
Ethereal sound waves,
Cybernetic harmony,
Thirty minutes still.

Find me here:"

Korg Wavestate - "Mother Earth" Soundset (40 Exclusive Performances)

video upload by LFOstore

"We dedicate this soundbank to our amazing planet Earth, full of inexhaustible abundance, charming beauty and vibrant colours of being! Unfortunately, we are now facing ubiquitous weapons and climate change, but the planet continues to be patient to us. We pay our respects to the planet with these sounds, and a portion of the product sales will go to charity.

This unique soundbank includes ethnic drums, layered voices, vivid soundscapes with live field recordings of natural sounds, intertwining arpeggios, uplifting pads, experimental hybrid instruments and effects. These 40 exclusive performances were created by the leading LFO Store’s sound designer, Otto K. Schwarz.

Each preset has modwheel and X/Y pad assigned, which allows you to modulate and customize the sounds deeply, to the needs of your own musical works. These sounds are suitable for both studio work and live performances, and may be used in the different styles of music - ambient, new age, cinematic, electronic dance music and so on.

We wish you amazing journeys - both physically through the lands of our planet, and through the world of sound textures! Use your favourite Korg Wavestate synthesizer to let your musical compositions reach a new quality level!

Suitable for both hardware and software (native) versions!

This soundset includes:
♫ 40 performances: 5 ARPs, 6 Atmospheres, 7 Drums, 4 Instruments, 14 Pads, 1 Sequence and 3 Voices. All the presets are royalty-free.
♫ Sample bank of 800+ Mb (external samplebank should be stored in the settings).
♫ Instructions are included."

DSI Poly Evolver - a few patches

video upload by MIDERA

"Well, I haven't been inspired to do anything recently (as is obvious from my lack of videos). I don't know if it's because I have too much stuff, haven't felt like writing, too busy with other things, or whatever it could be - but I guess I figured I'd do a few things after posting my Poly Evolver for sale and making sure everything functions. All of the knobs are off because I was planning to replace all of the encoders for detented encoders, but haven't done it yet. I think it needs it though, as some of the encoders already skip after applying deoxit (back in October 2022). But that's an extra $200 + $300 in labor (well, my own labor I suppose).

Anyway, It's a fun synth. And it sounds fantastic... I guess I'll see if anyone is interested in buying it - I could potentially buy a Moog One with the funds, but I'm not sure it's worth it. I've never once heard a demo I liked... but I also don't need all the synths I have so if I could consolidate to one, I might do that.

For drums you'll hear the Tempest. The Spectralis II sequenced the notes on the Evolver. Eventide Blackhole VST used for reverb."

Oberheim OB-12 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Macbeth M3X

via this auction

Vermona '14 Analog Synthesizer SN 082/222

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 101

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-6

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.2 SN 1854 w/ MIDI

via this auction

Ambient arp with Korg Minilogue (jam session)

video upload by Mr. Card

"If you want the sound used in this video, check out my Patreon:"

Roland MC-101 - CHATTR (Electronica)

video upload by Unifono2012


video upload by studio snippets

saturday night jam blackbox & erica synths db01/lxr02/zen delay

video upload by jostalmac


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

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