MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 1, 2023

Monday, May 01, 2023

David Frederick's Composer Series - Using the Arp 2600 in Visual Media Scoring

video upload by David Frederick

"Award-winning film and television composer, musician, and synthesist David Frederick presents his highly requested Composer Series - Using the Arp 2600 Synthesizer in Visual Media Scoring presentation.

Often presented at trade and industry events, David discusses his Arp 2600 philosophy, programming tips, best practices, synthesizer programming basics, developing your sonic palette, and use case examples of using the Arp 2600 in visual media music scoring.

This presentation is ideal for the composer, electronic musician, music producer, and synthesist who works in visual media (film, tv, games, commercials, etc.).

For more information visit: or"

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: May Day

video upload by SynthAddict

Last minute May Day jam using a portion of a Cornwall May Day folk song ("Hail! Hail! the first of May”) as a seed, then it goes another direction. :-)"

Sequential Prophet 6 and Chase Bliss Generation Loss MkII

video upload by Isobutane

"Using the Alpha Juno only as a keyboard here."

Two Hydrasynths, a Pro 2 and a MatrixBrute - Synced!

video upload by experimentalsynth

"Just a quick example of the magic of two Hydrasynths, a Pro 2 and a MatrixBrute synced together. Infinite possibilities here. The Hydrasynth arpeggiators are so powerful they're almost like generative sequencers."

1989 year analogue synthesizer Electronika эм-25+Volca beats Live

video upload by BECHA

Tom & Jerry get the post.

Waldorf XTk - 30 Voice Version

via this auction

"This is the keyboard version of the much lauded Microwave XT, with 30 voices (most have 10 voices)."

Meng Qi Wing Pinger

via this auction

"One-of-a-kind instrument, the Wing Pinger. Unlock a world of sonic expression and experimentation. Stored in a non smoking studio and trying to clear out some space. Very small mark on the wood (came that way) otherwise gorgeous. Power source not included."

You can find demos of the Wing Pinger in previous posts here.

Vermona '14 SN #82/222

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 101 SN 612529

via this auction

Hydrasynth sounds influenced by the Sequential Prophet 5 and Yamaha CS80

video upload by Tena Lock

"I have used analog modelling techniques to try and capture the magic of analog synthesisers such as the sequential prophet 5 and Yamaha CS-80 while programming the affordable digital Hydrasynth which has a very extensive list of editable synthesis parameters.

An example is using key tracking to vary the modulations on each key for sometimes very subtle variations of pwm, tone and phase to great overall effect.

I own a sequential prophet 5 that I could use for referencing and used video references for the CS-80 flavours.

The sound design for many of these sounds takes a great deal of time in order to achieve the desired results.

I hope that players with way more playing skills than me can take advantage of these sounds and create some epic music.

The equipment I currently use, besides the Hydrasynth, is a Yamaha CS101 (digital I know but sounds so different for whatever reason), a Sequential Prophet 5, a Moog Little Phatty and a Korg DW-8000. I make synthwave and chillwave music. I also have boxes of other analog synths that periodically I bring out for inspiration. I have owned and programmed most ( well so many) synths from the late 70s and early 80s. I owned them mainly when they were not the price of gold, and sold them to eat when required.

Enjoy these sounds and if you use them link me to your productions.

Also I want to say that sound packs are not only useful for the sounds, but you can also look at how the sounds were designed and learn a great deal to advance your own skills.

I am certainly not claiming to be a synth guru, but I may have the 10 000 hours working with synthesizers.

Enjoy the sounds.

Link to hydra file:"

Valkyrie Type-R

video upload by trogotronic

"Trogotronic Valkyrie Type-R 450v Semimodular Analog Tube Synth is one of the outermost electronic instruments on the planet. Upcycled from vintage American-Built handwired cores Valkyrie runs four scorching pentodes in an overproof audio libation guaranteed to leave a mark."

You can find the previous incarnation of the Valkyrie in previous posts here.

Using drums as a modulation source?!

video upload by Omri Cohen

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

00:00 - Introduction
00:09 - With an envelope follower
04:46 - As a clock source
09:18 - With a vocoder
12:46 - Ring modulation

Oxi One Sequencer - True Modular Polyphony

video upload by Robots Are Red

"In this video we take another look at the Oxi One Sequencer along with it's modular aid, the Oxi Pipe to show how to easily get up to 8 voices of true polyphony into your modular setup."

Elektron Digitone - Random Bassline Jam

video upload by Easy Tiger

"In this jam I used some trig probabilities and conditions for a lot of randomness in the bass notes."

Roland D-20 - legendary TR and CR-Drums

video upload by synthlegends

"The Roland D-20 is a very underrated synthesizer, it is not sounding as lush as the D-50. It is just ab bit more lofi and crisp sounding, but it has a sequencer and ist multitimbral. There is a great rhythm sysex file from mixedsignalpatches for the D-20, D-10/110. It is worth any penny and makes such big fun. Thanks to the developer of this great patches, which gives the D-20 a very nice shine. No a began to love this cheap synth."

nexus spectrogram

video upload by Todd Barton

"Here's a track from my split album with Hainbach on the Ultraviolet Light label: [featured here]

I've popped it into Chrome Music Lab spectrogram software for the visuals:
Instruments: 73-75 Serge, Buchla Music Easel, piano & prepared piano, waterphone, shakuhachi and Metasynth.
My Patreon:"

New Soundscaper 4 cv together wobbler 2

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

Ambient pads on the Hydrasynth Explorer

video upload by Crybo Synth Sounds

"Second time owning a Hydrasynth. Sold the desktop last year to fund the Super 6 but missed it and bought the Explorer. Great for sitting on the couch and making up new sounds!

Soundpacks available for the Novation Peak, Korg Minilogue XD, Waldorf Iridium & UDO Super 6"

EOS Semi Modular Synthesizer Audio Demo

video upload by flavio mireles

"Me fooling around with some sounds from the new Ergot Organic Synthesizer."

New semi-modular synth from bluelantern available in white or black.

"EOS Synth Flow Chart. This is all the internal patching. 1V octave in and Gate/Trig in is all the external patching needed to get the show started. All the other patch points are extras."

Massive Wavetable Polysynth - 3rd Wave - Sonic LAB Review

video upload by sonicstate

"The 3rd Wave is a 24 voice DSP based Wavetable Synthesizer with three oscillators per voice featuring classic PPG era Wavetables, plus modern interpolated ones, user waves and virtual analog waves. These are then processed by 2 filters - one pure DSP State Variable, and one pure analog 4-pole designed by legend Dave Rossum.

Exclusive extra content on Patreon

00:00 Intro
00:50 Ad
01:30 basic overview
03:53 Sounds 1
07:49 Oscillators
13:59 Filters
19:19 All the Envelopes
23:19 Mod Matrix
25:53 Wave Surfer
27:16 Sounds 2
28:05 Multi-timbral Mode
30:50 FX
34:53 Watch out for the compressor
35:53 Making your own Wavetables
38:50 Closing thoughts"

What Does a VCA Do? (Modular Synth 101 | Part 2)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"Continuing with this series on modular synthesizers, I take a look at the VCA (Voltage Controlled Attenuator). It is said to be one of the most valuable parts of a synthesizer and I use a simple example to illustrate what a VCA does."

Additional posts in the series: Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios) Modular Synth 101

10 things you might have missed about the Roland JX-08 because you didn't read the manual

video upload by

"Admit it, you don't always read the manual. :-) If so, you might miss some of the functions hidden on the 4th submenu of the second submenu, and that'd be a shame! So here are 10 things you might have overlooked on the JX-08 because you didn't read the manual.

00:00 intro
00:26 The first thing
03:17 The second thing
04:22 The third thing
05:57 The fourth thing
08:03 The fifth thing
09:20 What about you?
09:36 The sixth thing
10:40 The seventh thing
11:32 The eighth thing
12:34 The ninth thing
13:08 The tenth thing
13:44 conclusion
14:15 short improvisation using all the things


YAMAHA CK61/88 Demo & Review PT3 - Organ Deep Dive

video upload by

"Demo and review of the YAMAHA CK61 & CK88 STAGE KEYBOARD. Part three of our video series exploring this interesting new instrument from Yamaha offering some of the capabilities of the YAMAHA CP and YAMAHA YC series keyboards at a more budget price.
In this episode we explore in depth the HAMMOND ORGAN, VOX & FARFISA ORGANS and the LESLIE ROTARY SIMULATION."


The Lost Portal 2

video upload by John L Rice

Sequenced Voice:
Moon Modular: 569 sequencer, 517 VCF
Synth Tech: MOTM-300 VCO
Happy Nerding: FM AID
Oakley: Dual VCA
Krisp1: OCTO LFO

Drone Voice 1:
Dove Audio: WTF VCO
Oakley: Croglin VCF
Krisp1: OCTO LFO

Drone Voice 2:
Moon Modular: 569 sequencer
Synthetic Sound Labs: Scat Talker

Dream Cymbals: MBao tuned gongs

Strymon: BigSky and Timeline pedals
Lexicon: M400
Allen & Heaath: MixWizard 20S

3am - the other side looks worse

video upload by justin3am

"Some abrasive sounds recorded from the rig I'm bringing to the May1st LA Synth Club meet up.
Soma Pulsar-23 and Lorre-Mill Keyed Mosstone are processed and modulated by
Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2. All sequenced by Soma Ornament-8."

Eurorack Essentials - Flip-Sides active Quick demo/review

video upload by Meska

"Realy quick demo of this nice rooting moduls , love it on rooting FX, inverting proccesing on mid/side , hard panning , switch clock ect

Product page/RTFM :

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expérimental" music for more than ten years now, i'v learn so much online, now it's time for me to share my knoledge, my exploration and this channel is a place to talk about the tools, sound design and techniques to make music with.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

via Eurorack Essentials


1x dualswitch
2x 3,5mm Inputs
2x 3,5mm Outputs
for Audio and CV signals
Comes with 3mm Aluminium black front panel with signal white print



DEPTH: 15mm
Works great with every stereo audio signal:

Just change L + R signal with flip-sides and smile.

Works great with every CV, TRIG, CLK, GATE signal on:


Just change the rooting of two signals with flip-sides and get the most out of your existing eurorack system.

1010music Bitbox MK2 VS Running Order

video upload by DANIELE

"Just a quick video using 1010music Bitbox MK2 in slicer mode, triggered by Running Order!"

Great Conjunction - random musings about Euclidean sequencing and other stuff

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Just talking about some of the features of the Great Conjunction FM synth I’ve been working on for about six months. I end up talking about the Euclidean sequencer and touching on how the descent can evolve parameters. #fmsynthesis #synth #electronicmusic #generativemusic #tinystudio #diy #walkthrough"

Oberheim OB-X

via this auction

"This is an Oberheim OB-X, a synthesizer that needs no introduction! It has been very well-cared-for and has been fully checked out by a technician and is in good working order. There's a minor blemish on one edge (see final picture), but with that exception it is in very good cosmetic condition. It comes with a dust cover."

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

via this auction

MicroKorg 2.0 - Synth Rebuild - Custom Black, Wood Side Panels, & Tilted Front Panel

video upload by Gestalt Woodworks

"Showing the steps I took to totally change up my old MicroKorg, into something new and fun! I disassembled, cut in half, repainted, and reassembled the MicroKorg over a weekend of nail biting experimentation. Came back together not half bad if I can say so myself!"

via this auction

Hohner String Performer Analog String Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Hohner String Performer is one of the last string machines made in Germany in the beginning of 80's. The String Performer contains individual outputs for each section, dedicated mutes, and drawbars for volumes of each sounds."

Sequential Circuits Prelude 49-Key 49-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is such a beautiful string synth from the early 80's. Everything works great, though volume and eq balance faders are scratchy. Couple scratches on top as shown. I love doubling the piano and strings for glorious 🧀. Chorus circuit, flanger, 5 band eq. I love to sculpt the string synth sound with the eq. and then fade the full spectrum in with the mix."

Serviced ARP Solina String Ensemble

video upload by Synth Chaser

via this auction

"The ARP String Ensemble was manufactured by the Eminent Organ company in Holland as the Solina String Ensemble, and rebranded for sale in the US by ARP as the ARP String Ensemble SE-IV. This was the quintessential string synthesizer of the 1970’s, appearing on countless albums of all genres from Disco to Progressive Rock. The String Ensemble offers 4 polyphonic preset voices (violin, viola, trumpet, and horn) and 2 monophonic bass voices (cello and contrabass). The String Ensemble offers crescendo and sustain controls, as well as a volume control to mix in the bass voices. The String Ensemble is often copied, but never replicated due to the vintage analog BBD delay chips that give the synth its lush phasing sound. This is the 1st revision of the String Ensemble, without the switch to the right of the 49 key keybed that allows you to disable this modulation.

The synthesizer is fully working and in good physical condition (these often have rusted front panels, or dented/cracked cases). The original particle board side panels have been replaced with gorgeous hardwood panels and the pilot lamp replaced. The front panel and blocks to the left of the right of the keybed have been repainted, so the original silkscreen for the buttons is no longer present."

Cherry Audio MERCURY-6 Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

"DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Eurorack: Electronic Jam with Patch Notes

video upload by lucafrancinimusic

"An electronic jam with a bunch of Eurorack modules. Patch notes in video."

Striker 🙌 (Minilogue XD // Drumlogue + Microtubes X + Lethargy // DB01 Bassline)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"I used 3 instruments with their internal sequencers for this electro / synthwave jam 😉

CHIMES: The 15-step chimes sequence is being played by the Korg Minilogue XD, hybrid (analog/digital) synth. I also used the Rerun SDK plugin from Sinevibes in order to add some random glitches on the sound.

BASS: The bass is being played by the Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline analog mono synth. I programmed a few patterns with different notes/feel. I also used the 'Accent' feature to make the sequences groove more (it can easily be heard on the intro).

DRUMS / ACID RIFF: The drums are coming from the Kord Drumlogue hybrid drum machine. It was also the opportunity to use its individual outputs (the little volume knobs don't work when using these outputs... really wish there was an easy way to fix this as the outputs are too hot for guitar pedals 😏).
The last acid-like sequence is from the Nano synth of the Drumlogue, going through the Darkglass Microtubes X (analog distortion) + Dreadbox Lethargy (analog phaser).

The DB-01 and Drumlogue Nano synth are both being ducked by the Pill Pedal (triggered by the 4 to the floor pattern of the Drumlogue).

* Hardware used *
- Korg Drumlogue: analog and digital drums, Nano synth (through Microtubes X distortion, Lethargy phaser and Pill ducking pedal).
- Korg Minilogue XD (+ Sinevibes Rerun): chimes
- Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline: bass"

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