MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 29, 2023

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Octatrack Arpeggiator improvised moody house jam + Nymphes + Sirin #dawless #synth #dreadbox

video upload by Hanjo Synth

"Welcome to this moody house improvised jam, where we explore the creative potential of combining different electronic music gear to make an atmospheric and hypnotic groove. In this session, we use a combination of Elektron boxes, including the Octatrack as the central hub for sequencing and effects, and two external analog synths, the Dreadbox Nymphes and the Moog Sirin, to add warmth and character to the sound.

The main technique we use here is the Octatrack arpeggiator, which allows us to create complex melodic patterns by triggering different notes in sequence. We use the arpeggiator in different ways, such as changing the speed, direction, and note range, to keep the rhythm evolving and interesting.

Throughout the video, you'll see and hear the different elements of the jam being introduced and manipulated, from the deep bassline of the Sirin to the ethereal pads of the Nymphes, to the glitchy drums and percussions of the Elektron boxes. We also use various effects, such as reverb, delay, and distortion, to enhance the textures and add depth to the mix.

The mood of the jam is introspective and contemplative, with a hint of melancholy and nostalgia. The sound evolves gradually, with subtle variations and nuances that create a sense of organic growth and development.

I hope you enjoy this moody house improvised jam and get inspired to experiment with your own gear and techniques. Let's dive in!"

Quick Build of the Korg NTS-2 Oscilloscope and example of scoping a simple bass line beat

video upload by Rochefsky

"I acquired the Korg NTS-1 Oscilloscope in an Amazon special which came with the book 'Patch and Tweak' - so figured I'd film the building process and immediately follow with a sample use scoping the background bass line beat to this video.

The scope is quite useful for my non-eurorack gear because:
- I can move it around easily
- it runs on batteries (2 AA)
- it has 2 inputs and thru ports
- it has a TUNER (!!)
- it is TINY!

loads more features than I tested so far... happy to try some for viewers who have specific questions..."

Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator Cover On Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine

video upload by Bata

"All sounds from the HR-16 except vocals. Recorded live in 1 take with no overdubs. Some reverb was added."

When Versatility Becomes a Burden.. // Roland SH-4D Workflow and Thoughts

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Let's take a closer look at the Roland SH-4D synthesizer and explore its many features and capabilities. With "60-note polyphony" and a 4-part multi-timbral design (plus an additional drum machine part), the SH-4D is an incredibly versatile synth that can produce a wide range of sounds and effects. It also includes selectable synth engines from the vintage Roland family, such as the Juno 106 and the SH-101, as well as a 64-step sequencer and tons of built-in effects. -- However, as you'll see in this video, the SH-4D’s workflow can be a bit cumbersome at times, requiring you to be in many places at once and leading to some potentially time-consuming mistakes. We’ll also explore some of the other issues you might encounter when using this synth and discuss whether it’s really the best choice for your needs. -- Overall, the Roland SH-4D is a great synth for beginners or anyone looking to experiment with different sounds and styles. But if you’re looking for something more focused or specialized for a particular task, you may want to consider other options."

Acid Techno Live Jam with Eurorack and XoXBoX!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"Recording Date: 04/29/2023
Tempo: 137bpm
Key: F minor

It's a "One Take Jake" Jam - where I go with TAKE 1 - *NO MATTER WHAT*! Woot!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

How to make the Baby Be Mine MiniMoog Bass from Michael Jackson's Thriller

video upload by Anthony Marinelli

Don't miss Bill Wolfer: It's the 50th Anniversary of my Minimoog! also featured on Michael Jackson's Thriller.


1. The Sound that Started Michael Jackson’s Thriller - How We Created It #1 (Falling Star)
2. Steven Ray on Michael Jackson's Thriller Pt. 1 - How We Created It #2 (Studio Stories)
3. Steven Ray on Michael Jackson's Thriller Pt. 2 - How We Created It #3 (Studio Stories)
4. How we programmed the drums on Michael Jackson’s Thriller
5. How I Programmed Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Bass on my Tonus ARP 2600
6. How to make the Baby Be Mine “warble” Mini Moog Lead from Michael Jackson’s Thriller
7. How to make the Baby Be Mine MiniMoog Bass from Michael Jackson's Thriller

Farbfilter and Stolperbeats in 7/8 time - Transistor Ladder Lowpass with Drive

video upload by Making Sound Machines

"For this one we channelled our inner Radiohead and made a beat with a 7/8 rhythm.

Come to @superboothberlin 11-13 May 2023 to chat to us and test our modules - we'll be in a beach tent together with all our friends @thisisnotrocketscience3942 @paultasbeeb @knobula6211 @apolloview9305 @vaskiembedded and Swampflux!! We are going to have a really good time and you are all invited to come and play!

Plus they are all debuting new modules we are really excited about!

In this video we are using #Farbfilter, an analog transistor ladder filter for Eurorack with a wicked overdrive stage and CV controlled resonance. We're still putting the finishing touches on this one, tweaking a resistor value here or there and taming the ranges a bit, but we love how it sounds already. A huge thankyou to @DivKid and @SynthDad for providing feedback on this one!

In this patch, #Stolperbeats is sending a MIDI sequence to the @WeAreElektron Model:Samples, playing Samples from the @GoldbabySamples Silverdrum Machinedrum pack for modelsamples. The bass is a PWM saw wave from Apollo View Modular's Allscillator complex VCO.

Both signals are filtered using the Farbfilter, with Stolperbeats sending a CV ramp to the filter cutoff of one lowpass filter and @Befacosynth Rampage being triggered to modulate the other. Enrica is controlling the offset for cutoff and attenuating the incoming resonance modulation. Kits will become available after Superbooth via our friends at @ThonkSynthDIY and @explodingshed5542.

Join our #superbooth workshop to solder with us:

Saturday 13.05.2023,
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Superbooth DIY Area

Or join us on Sunday for the DIY afterparty:

Sunday 14.05.2023,
ca 5:00 pm
DIY Kit Day

@berlinmodularsociety will be playing modular synthesizer tracks live!"

Ambient diaries 013 [S2400, SYNTRX II, Voyager, Polybrute, CXM 1978, Zen Delay, Empress Reverb]

video upload by

"This is the 13th video of my electronica series called "Ambient diaries". The song contains the mighty Beat Machine Isla Instruments S2400. My Erica Synths SYNTRX II synthesizer adds some playing nice melody with modulation action. Moog Voyager is playing bass going through a Bettermaker Stereo Passive Equalizer and Arturia Polybrute is in pad mode routed through a Mäag EQ4M in M/S mode. Reverbs, delays with CXM 1978, Empress Reverb and Zen Delay."

Arturia Minifreak: 64 Bass Presets. Sound Demo. No Talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Bass Pack' is a collection of 64 patches for Arturia Minifreak.
It features a variety of bass tones: soft, hard, metallic, acoustic, vintage, modern, deep, bright, aggressive, epic...
The bank of presets is suitable for many genres: ambient, electronica, IDM, trip-hop, lounge, downtempo, chill out, new age, cinematic, trance, deep, progressive, techno, industrial, breakbeat, breaks, jungle, drum and bass, dub and others.
💎 Get the soundset:

- Wide range of timbres
- Thoroughly set parameters
- ModWheel and Aftertouch add expression
- Macros 1 and 2 change the timbre or add movement
- Volumes are equalized for a comfortable browsing

Drums/samples from the demo are not included.
The presets are compatible with both versions of Minifreak: hardware and VST/AU/Standalone.
Use the official software (Minifreak V) to send the presets to the device.
Use the latest firmware and software versions.

Eurorack: Malekko Richter Anti-Oscillator into Xaoc Devices Belgrad + ModBase 09 Mk2

video upload by lucafrancinimusic

"I've got a few new juicy modules today, so I've set up a little jam with all of them. The Jomox ModBase 09 Mk2 is the kick, the Anti-Oscillator is the bass which goes to Belgrad filter and to TipTop VCA. A first envelope goes to Belgrad and a second envelope from O_c goes to the VCA creating the fake sidechain for a nice pumping and separation between kick and bass.
M-32 is the synth lead and Rings the percussive part.
This video is NOT sponsored by any of the brands visible and mentioned throughout this video."


Eurorack: Malekko Anti-Oscillator into Xaoc Devices Belgrad

"Malekko Richter Anti-Oscillator as a squeaky lead into Belgrad filter and Moog Mother-32 as the bass; Rings is helping with percussion."

Démonstration Kodamo Mask1 par jean-philippe Rykiel SynthFest 2023

video upload by Olivier Briand

"Démonstration Kodamo Mask1 par jean-philippe Rykiel SynthFest 2023"


video upload by Deep Synths

"I compare the UAFX Galaxy Tape Delay pedal to the UAD Galaxy Tape Echo plugin and Soundtoys Echo Boy plugin using a synthesizer."

Vintage Prototype Crumar Spirit Moog-Made Italian Analog Synth

via this auction

"Rare, vintage Moog-Made Crumar Spirit in excellent working and cosmetic condition with original case. This is a prototype made for Crumar that never actually went into production. Depending on who you talk to, this is 1 of 100, or 1 of 200 units made. This is serial number 0078.

Designed by Bob Moog, Jim Scott & Tom Rhea and released back in 1983. The Spirit is similar to a 2 VCO MiniMoog, but is considerably more flexible. 37-note keyboard, and the 2 oscillators feature basic sawtooth, triangle and square waves and can be synced together.

The filter section features low, high, and band-pass filters and switchable 12dB or 24dB slopes. Other features of the filter include an independent envelope with inverted and normal ADSR, key tracking and single or multiple triggering of the filter. Some other features of the Spirit include a built-in ring-modulator, an Arpeggiator with 3 different patterns that can be linked to the LFO, and there's an external audio input for running external sounds through its filters, LFOs or Ring Mod.

24 knobs, 10 switches and 15 sliders. 3 performance wheels for controlling the Pitch, Mod-X and Shaper-Y modulation effects. The Arpeggiator features 3 modes: Ripple (Up/Down), Arpeggio (Up several octaves) and Leap (Goes up 1 and then 4 octaves)."

Cwejman S1 MK2 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Cwejman S1 MK2 from 2019 in mint condition."

Moog Summing Mixer & Power Distributor From Moog Sound Studio SN 04963 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Moog summing mixer - came with a Moog sound studio set that included a DFAM and a Subharmonicon unit.

Just the mixer and box included. No power supply. Power supply from DFAM, Subharmonicon, or Mother 32 will power this mixer and the mixer allows power to be distributed to 3 other devices ( DFAM, Subharmonicon, or Mother 32)"

Moog DFAM Drummer From Another Mother Analog Percussion Synthesizer SN 23875

via this auction

Note the box is for the Moog Sound Studio featuring the DFAM and Subharmonicon, but the listing is for the DFAM only.

"Comes with all you see pictured : original power supply, many international swappable plugs for power supply, booklets, some mounting hardware items, wooden sides, etc"

Mutable Instruments Shruthi Hybrid Monosynth (SMR4 mkII filter)

via this auction

That's one tall case.

"DIY Shruthi built a few years ago with the SMR4 mkII filter board. Includes custom panels and case (PCB top panel, aluminum bottom panel, 3D-printed case). Includes power supply."

Moog Taurus II Bass Synthesizer with Pedals

via this auction

"Moog Taurus II. You know it, you love it. It's a Moog Rogue with an expansive, easy organ-pedal-style foot controller. Floyd, Rush, Yes, Genesis...Super deep thick bass or space jams as you wish. I just saw Brett Netson play one of these with Earth the other month.

The pictures show you the whole deal. Works great, all cabling, newish proper power supply. Pedals all work, electronics all work. No stand, but it's just a pipe and easily replaceable...personally I did not need or want the stand; I just put the synth module on top of an amp.

You can buy Rick Wakeman's elsewhere online for $8k or pay much less for mine! Local pickup in Chicago is fine, no fee for that, will meet up if you can get reasonably close."

Roland V-Synth XT SN ZT81372

via this auction

Roland EM-101 Sound Plus Vintage Analog Sound Module

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.

You can find a few demos in previous posts here.

CASIO VL-TONE VL-1 SN 1G109A w/ Song Book & Manual

via this auction

Moog Minimoog through the EXH Lizard Queen (Part 2)

video upload by thesynthsofgus

"More Minimoog through an octave fuzz pedal ✌🏽❤️"

Part 1 here

Moog Subsequent 37 - Analog Beast [SOUNDSET] • Custom Presets

video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of favourite sounds dedicated to Moog Subsequent 37 (Arp, Bass, Keys, Lead). I've always loved analog sounds. Moog Subsequent 37 is a true Analog Beast. I love this synth for its functionality and fat sound. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. The soundset complements my few presets for the free genius Valhalla Supermassive reverb. Check out my soundset:"

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