MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 30, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023

The Nintendo NES MIDI Synthesizer

video upload by MrCaliforniaD

"I built this custom Nintendo NES MIDI synthesizer using a real Nintendo (Model NES-001) and a Famimimidi NES cartridge.

The Famimimidi NES cartridge is an incredibly well developped product that lets you control a Nintendo sound chip via MIDI IN. It's rare that such a product is released to the public in such a stable and complete state.

The cartridge is available for purchase (, but it seems to be out of stock at the moment.

The challenge for this project was to fit everything in a 1U rackmount enclosure.

This project is a one-off, and I don't intend to build more of them. Not for sale. Sorry!"

Also see The Super Nintendo Synthesizer with MIDI

Behringer's Pro-800 Desktop Synth Based on the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 Now Available

via Behringer

"A classic analog 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer with 2 VCOs, 1 VCF, an arpeggiator and sequencer.

Based on the classic Prophet 600, this synth captures the vintage sounds of the original coupled with some modern features like MIDI and onboard memory for storing up to 400 patches to truly make the PRO-800 a great choice for the modern musician.

List price: $399 (in stock and immediately shipping from our factory)"

Demo video posted here. Additional posts here.

Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra: Psychoacoustic effects from 0v1 Records

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We explore two psychoacoustic plug-ins from 0v1 Records: the Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra. These effects are meant to be felt rather than heard, and operate best on low frequency content like kick drums, bass, etc. It is recommended you listen to this video with headphones or stereo speakers with good bass response.

00:32 The user interface of the Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra
01:58 Drum & Bass example using the Arturia MS-20 V
06:40 Spectral analysis of the Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra
12:48 Conlusion

To find out more, please visit

▣ Plutonium is a powerful psychoacoustic plugin that adds sub-audible signals to audio tracks, resulting in a more dynamic and impactful sound.

▣ It utilizes advanced techniques in stereo, compression, equalization, and transient alteration to excite frequencies at specific stereo ranges. With Plutonium and PlutoniumXtra, music producers, engineers, and audiophiles can take their audio to the next level.

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UAFX Del-Verb Ambience Companion Sound Demo (no talking) with Sequential OB-6

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

0:00 Intro Pad
1:24 Notch Sync Lead
2:04 Broad Pad
3:33 Coffee break at Precint 13
4:04 String Machine
6:08 Sell-Out Arp
7:02 Plucked Tiny Lead into experimental Delay mess

Want to have killer synth bass lines? | Use THESE!

video upload by Espen Kraft

Take inspiration from famous 80s hits with The Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson, Jean Michel Jarre, Mr. Mister, Swing Out Sister, Madonna and many more. Use these synth bass lines to up your game. Video tutorial.

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00:00 Intro
00:12 Swing Out Sister / Pet Shop Boys
01:22 Mr.Mister
02:36 Walking Bass / Bad
03:36 Into the groove
04:27 Pedaling the bass
05:27 Octave bass
06:11 Putting it all together"

AJH Synth Introduces 2HP Voltage-controlled High Pass Filter

NEW MODULE! Low Fat - 2HP Voltage-controlled High Pass Filter - Features, Examples & User Guide
video upload by AJH Synth Official

"The LOW FAT is a new 2hp Eurorack module by AJH Synth, it's a High Pass filter, with frequency control by either manual pot, and/or external CV with attenuator. It's intended to compliment other filters, particularly low pass VCF modules, in practical tasks such as removing excessive low frequencies, for example when the bass is swamping a mix. However, because it can be voltage-controlled it can also be used musically as with any other VCF. When used in conjunction with a LP filter it forms a fully customisable band pass filter, allowing the range of passbands to be cherry-picked. This can be particularly useful in creating percussive sounds, such as snares and hats, but also on sequenced bass lines. Since it is only 2HP it's a great way to occupy one of those frustrating gaps in your eurorack modular case with something that is deceptively useful, and adds another dimension to the classic bass monster that is the Transistor Ladder Filter. Visit the module page on the official AJH Synth website:

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Video by @DreamsOfWires"

Live Ambient Modular Performance | Atmospheric Experimental Electronic Music |

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Many thanks for watching!
Patch in that 'like' button to the 'subscribe' button for some cool sounds coming your way every week:)

Decided to make a more extensive patch, but perform it this time around, and not just let it create itself as I would usually go about it. No video next week as final exams are upon us, and I am also moving so videos from a new location coming soon. Thanks for watching!

Haiku No.2:
Amidst trees and streams,
Voltage pulses blend with wind,
Synth forest concert.

Find me here:"

Pad sound with Sequential Pro 3 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

"Check out my private Analog Beast collection dedicated to Sequential Pro 3:"

Sequential Pro 3 first sounds - Carlo Mezzanotte

video uploads by carlomezz

Note there are three videos in the playlist above. You can use the player controls to skip around.

"Close encounters of the synth kind: A few patches on the Sequential Circuits Pro 3, a great analog/hybrid monosynth with three oscillators (2 VCOs and a wavetable), three analog filters and a ton of other features. Much more can be done with this powerful and versatile instrument; in the limited time had so far, I mostly limited myself to dynamic, playable analog sounds.
No external effects were employed. Also no eq, compression or anything else. What you hear is the straight output from the Pro 3."

5 minutes with the Oberheim Four Voice - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"When in 2021 Amedeo Tommasi - excellent pianist, teacher, composer and person - passed away, the St.Louis Music Center in Rome acquired his collection of instruments. And what a collection it was... several of the most sought after vintage synthesizers on the planet. Only thing, they were in a deplorable state, not having being played for a number of years. One of the first of these instruments to return from repair was the Oberheim Four-Voice. Still not perfect maybe, but with its magic and power clearly palpable; I couldn't resist switching it on and playing it for a while. In fact, I have played it for quite more than just the 5 minutes of this video: It's an early model without the Programmer module - which means that for each sound, you are forced to program every SEM (sound module) separately! Now, the unavoidable differences in timbre among the four voices could be pleasant sometimes, but it's still a nightmare to try and match the four modules to an acceptable level.
Also, one of the modules didn't want to know about staying in tune no matter what, and as the icing on the cake, the computer that was recording the audio ate a good chunk of the session... so I ended up with just a few minutes of presentable performance.
I couldn't resist adding a slight bit of ambience effect.
Thanks to St.Louis Music Center, and in particular to my friend and colleague Luca Spagnoletti."

Playing the Roland SH-201 - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"For a while, the Roland SH-201 was the king of the cost-effective VA synthesizers, with a rich sound and a good dotation of features. The most important functions have dedicated knobs/sliders/switches on the front panel, while the more sophisticated ones require double-button pushes (which aren't always easy to remember), or the use of its software editor. The onboard effects aren't top-quality perhaps, but they pair quite well with the sound of the oscillators and filters; and the onboard sequencer is more than respectable. The case is plastic but sturdy, making the instrument ridiculously light at 5 kg. A lot of power in a rather unassuming package.
I put together this video very quickly, just before selling my SH. A mix of my own patches and a few tweaked presets."

Uno Synth Pro - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"Uno Synth Pro is a small but very powerful analog monosynth from Italian manufacturer IK Multimedia. 3 VCOs with continuosly variable waveforms, dual filter with serial or parallel configuration, 2 ADSRs, 2 LFOs, FM, Ring Mod, 16-slot Matrix Mod, a good quality Fatar keyboard with aftertouch, analog drive + 3 effect stages, and a personal, distinct voice."

Playing the Anyma Phi - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"A few sound examples from the Anyma Phi, a 3-oscillator monophonic/paraphonic desktop synthesizer from French manufacturer Aodyo - one of the very few hardware synthesizers based on Physical Modeling technology. This demo includes patches that use OS 1.1.0, a new release that gives the Anyma Phi a substantial feature boost. It now sports 45 oscillator types, 47 modulator types and 34 FX module types.

To manage its complex synthesis architecture, the Anyma Phi comes with a computer editor, but it can also be programmed using the front panel only. A nice addition is the inclusion of a piezoelectric pick-up, allowing the musician to play percussively just tapping on the panel.

A polyphonic version, the Anyma Omega, is in the works."


video upload by carlomezz

"UPDATE: I'm happy to let you know that my bank of sounds for the Hydrasynth is now available for free download at the Music Player Network. Here's a link to get it (it's at the MPN store, but the price is $0.00 😊 ). Enjoy!

There are plenty of Hydrasynth videos and demos on the net, most of them focusing on morphing, swirling textures, thanks to the Hydrasynth's complex synthesis channel and especially its great Macro implementation, which permits to assign multiple parameters to the eight encoders on the panel.
For this video, however, I thought to consider a real-world situation where the keyboardist is usually busy with both hands most of the time, or wants to play big chords, so he doesn't always have immediate access to the panel controls. Consequently, I tried to build sounds with some kind of internal life, which would sound rich and vibrant to begin with - leaving to expressive *playing*, rather than tweaking, all the shaping and phrasing. I started with classic synth and imitative sounds, venturing later into more creative territory.
I only used left-hand controllers and aftertouch; not even the ribbon was used.
NOTE: Some sounds have a brief written description of the techniques employed - but of course, these are just rhe main ingredients. Every sound was tailored with several modulations (usually 20 or more) to achieve the final results."

Sound Bank for the Hypersynth Xenophone - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"Here's a presentation of the 128-patch sound bank that I have programmed for the great Hypersynth Xenophone analog monosynth. 3 oscs, 3 envs, 3 LFOs, 4 ring modulators, 12 filter types, large matrix mod, analog distortion, sequencer, digital effects and a great voice!

Hypersynth will include this bank as Bank Four in all future units (although it's called Bank Three, as they start from Zero!); previous owners can download it here:

No external effects or eq have been added.

Not every patch is demoed in this video; however, I tried to represent each one of the several categories into which I have divided the bank.
Here they are, in the same order in which they appear in the synth:

0:00 - Classic synth leads
2:35 - "Larger than life" synth sounds
3:50 - Aggressive synth sounds
6:55 - Woodwinds impressions
8:38 - Percussive synth sounds
10:37 - Tuned percussions impressions
12:07 - Ambient sounds
14:02 - Basses
15:30 - Solo strings & sweeps
16:39 - Drums and percussions sounds
17:37 - Variations on a classic sweep
18:41 - FX, various and - a bit of fun : - )"

Playing & tweaking the Creamware Pro 12 ASB - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"Some real-time tweaking with the powerful Pro 12 ASB from Creamware. It's a faithful recreation of the Sequential Prophet 5, the classic and iconic synthesizer designed by Dave Smith in 1977 - and it sounds really good.
Other than replicating the original front panel, it adds 12-note polyphony, MIDI, velocity and aftertouch response, and 2 high-quality digital effects. You can stack several voices in unison and detune them, and all parameters are controllable via MIDI CCs."

A brief encounter with the Studiologic Sledge - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"I had this Studiologic Sledge at home for a few days en route to the school, so I took a couple of hours to make a few patches. Of course much more could be done with this nice synth, but given the little time I had, I decided to test it on a bunch of classic sounds.

I found that the Sledge has a rather aggressive basic sound, with a definite personality. A more extended modulation matrix would have been welcome, but I guess that the goal here was to achieve that one-knob-per-function feel.

All sounds programmed from scratch, with no external effects or processing except for a little bit of eq."

Playing the Waldorf Q - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"I have owned the Waldorf Q for a while, but only in recent times I have had the opportunity to really sink my teeth into its very powerful synthesis architecture.

The first batch of patches that I have programmed includes several well-known synth timbres, plus a few more adventurous sounds. I find this an excellent approach to familiarize with an instrument. I didn't try to directly imitate the warmth of analog vintage synths; the Q has a strong personality in itself, and a big, aggressive basic sound. All the mod routings allow for very complex timbres of a special kind, cold and precise, but also full and satisfying.

What you hear in this video is all single patches, no multis. Only the internal effects were used, with no external processing except a little bit of eq."

Playing the Waldorf Q - Carlo Mezzanotte (Part 2)

"Here's the second part of my Waldorf Q programming adventures, where I try my hands at more complex sounds, plus a short multitracked improvisation at the end. With FM, ring mod, wavetables, oscillator sync, four multi-stage envelopes, comb filters, and plenty of modulation options - there's a lot of ground to explore. In particular, I like to ride the fine line between tonal and non-tonal timbres, where the sidebands build up in a dynamic way, creating groups of partials which can grow until they 'almost' become noise, but always keeping the original root clear. (well - almost always. : - ) ) Very often, I have programmed aftertouch and the mod wheel to change important details of the harmonic spectrum.

For some reason, several of these sounds ended up with a strong ambient/hypnotic connotation... I guess it's just an inclination that I have. : - )

Again, what you hear in this video is all single patches, no multis. And again, only the internal effects were used, with no external processing except a little bit of eq.

At 15:52, I did a brief improvisation using some of these sounds, plus a couple from Part 1. I used 4 stereo tracks, without adding any external effects.
I had some fun with video editing, but I'm a total amateur at that.... the moral: better to focus on the sounds! : - )"

Playing the Minimoog Model D - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"Some fun - actually, a whole lot of fun - with a vintage Minimoog model D from the Seventies. Just some tweaking/playing, messing around with the controls with no set plan. It has just been serviced, and it's a joy to play.

First of all, the pitch bending is all wrong*! This Mini has the original implementation of the pitch wheel; not only the bend range is that crazy sharp fifth (or flat minor sixth) which is the norm for all non-modified Minis; the pitch wheel also has *no return spring - which makes for a rather crazy pitch-bending experience!

It also has the older oscillator bank, which is said to be more unstable but fatter as well. It tends to drift a lot for sure, as you can hear in many of the segments. And it sounds really fat!

It was recorded directly. And since this video wasn't intended as a demonstration of any kind, I couldn't resist adding some slight ambient effects, which only becomes really noticeable with percussive sounds.

As you will hear and see, I used the old "filter feedback" trick rather liberally; low-output into ext input creates a saturation of the filter circuit. You can see it every time the overload indicator lights up. Also, in several sounds I used a slight amount of audio-range oscillator FM.

This particular Mini belonged to someone I knew; a good musician and a friend, who sadly passed away not long ago. Playing it has been an intense and emotional experience, and of course a treat as well.

The audio went slightly out of sync with the video during the conversion process; I apologize for that. Also, there's a very short black spot in the video around the halfway point."

Peavey Spectrum Synth - Classic Synthesizer Sound Module SN 08596610

via this auction

See this post for a good overview and the history of the Peavey Spectrum Synth. You can find additional posts including some demos here.

Jomox T-Resonator MKII Time Woven Filter Matrix Delay

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Squeaky clean used condition, includes factory packaging and power supply."

Moog Grandmother Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"The Grandmother is a lovely semi-modular analog monosynth with circuits based on the original Moog modular modules. It has the classic heavy Moog sound and is great for bass, warm leads, and of course can get weird with some patching."

Moog Liberation Fully Serviced w/ Original Case, PSU, & Cable

via this auction

Sequential Prophet-10 SN 2648 w/ Pin

via this auction

Roland MRS-2 ProMars 37-Key Duophonic Synthesizer SN 891066

via this auction

"Superb Roland MRS-2 Promars.

It's near in perfect condition, which is rare for a synth that age.

A very raw, meaty duophonic synth with the addition of the second oscillator that can be detuned and a killer VCF.

Favored by Depeche Mode and Vangelis, this synth has the Midi I/O installed for CC and Sysex, in addition to the CV/Gate inputs.

Revised in 2020 at reputable Belltone in Philadelphia, the power supply was recapped, made US-Voltage compatible and fully calibrated as it is from Japan originally.

It comes with the rare original case."

Video in the listing: Roland Promars Compuphonic | The Red Planet

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer w/ custom wood oak sides, manual, brochure

via this auction

Korg Wavestate Sound Bank Vol 3 for Berlin School and Ambient

video upload by Waveformer

"Waveformer presents the "Berlin School and Ambient Construction Kit Vol 3" soundbank for Korg Wavestate - available for purchase from

This is my third volume in the “Berlin School and Ambient Construction Kit” series of soundbanks for the amazing KORG Wavestate synthesizer. It was built over a period of 12 months and was completed in April 2023.

The soundbank has 21 original Performances. All Performances contain four Layers with multiple Lanes of Wave Sequences, designed to be easy to tweak and reshape as you play them live. Most of the Layers use Arpeggiators which interact with the Wave Sequences to transform the rhythm, pitch, timbre and dynamics of the notes from the Arpeggiator. The individual Layers in a Performance are designed so they work well together and can play alone – just like individual members of a band.

The accompanying user manual describes each Performance in detail, with a guide to both playing and twisting knobs. It also includes tips and tricks for the Wavestate and some insights into how the Performances were designed.

I hope you’ll find this soundbank inspiring. Thank you for your support. :-)


00:00:00 - Intro / WF3 Wavetrain
00:02:39 - WF3 Wide Binary
00:06:21 - WF3 Memory of a Dream
00:10:04 - WF3 Vortex
00:14:05 - WF3 Northern Lights
00:17:46 - WF3 Ethereal Nebular Drift
00:22:39 - WF3 Chronosphere Flux
00:25:16 - WF3 Black Hole Tide
00:27:50 - WF3 December Snow
00:34:05 - WF3 Gamma Ray Bursts
00:36:15 - WF3 Graviton Waves
00:38:55 - WF3 Heisenberg
00:43:49 - WF3 Kuiper Belt
00:47:53 - WF3 Magnetar Flares
00:54:03 - WF3 November Melancholy
00:56:47 - WF3 Oort Cloud
00:59:56 - WF3 Remembering Earth
01:05:19 - WF3 Snowing on Jupiter
01:09:56 - WF3 Stargazers Trail
01:13:20 - WF3 Strange Attractors
01:16:17 - WF3 Theseus Surveyor"

Rock Circus - Music for Analog Synthesizer. Moog Sub37, Roland Juno-60

video upload by Elmar Mihm

"Originally composed for Piano. Sheetmusic available.
Hope you enjoy!"

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

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