MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Soundtoys SuperPlate Styles

video uploads by soundtoys

The 5 styles of the new SuperPlate by Soundtoys.

Available now at

See the announcement post here

"Take a look at all five plate reverb styles included in SuperPlate – each was inspired by an iconic plate. In the development of SuperPlate, Soundtoys added nine plates to their gear collection and spent seven years immersed in reverb, dreaming up the modern features that would reinvent this classic effect.

The reverb you hear in each video is entirely one of SuperPlate's styles. Explore the unique sonic character of each individual plate style."


1. Soundtoys SuperPlate: E. Plate III Style
The EcoPlate III (c. 1982) was the third and smallest version of the EcoPlate series of reverbs designed by Jim Cunningham. All three plates in the EcoPlate series use a stainless steel alloy to create its reverberation and all three versions have an exceptionally bright and spacious sound. Soundtoys studied and added an EcoPlate III to our gear collection for the development of SuperPlate. E. Plate III is just one of the five plate styles and many features included in Soundtoys' SuperPlate reverb plug-in.

Sound design by Laura Wolf – @laurawolfmusic •
2. Soundtoys SuperPlate: Classic 140 Style
SuperPlate's Classic 140 plate style is based on the EMT 140 (1957), the most well-known and the first commercially successful plate reverb. It was made by hanging a plate of cold-rolled steel in a metal frame, and as legend has it, the steel came from one specific Welsh ore mine. The EMT 140 was a studio standard for decades, and is what most people reference when they talk about plate reverb. Soundtoys studied and added five EMT 140 units to our gear collection for the development of SuperPlate. Classic 140 is just one of the five plate styles and many features included in Soundtoys' SuperPlate reverb plug-in.

Sound design by Hannah Tobias –
3. Soundtoys SuperPlate: Audicon Style
“The Plate” (c. 1971) also known as the “Lawson Plate” was designed by Gene Lawson (Lawson Microphones) in Nashville to be a more economical plate reverb for those who couldn’t afford an original EMT 140. It was manufactured by console manufacturer Auditronics out of Memphis, Tennessee. Soundtoys studied and added "The Plate" to our gear collection for the development of SuperPlate. Audicon is just one of the five plate styles and many features included in Soundtoys' SuperPlate reverb plug-in.

Sound design by Hannah Tobias –
4. Soundtoys SuperPlate: Stocktronics Style
The Stocktronics RX4000 (1978) is the only Swedish plate we know of, and it uses a steel alloy plate with low internal crystallic damping characteristics, which gives it a very distinctive extended high-frequency response. In other words, this plate has zing! While Soundtoys was unable to add the Stocktronics RX4000 to our gear collection, our study of the RX4000 was made possible by proud Stocktronics owners spanning two continents (if anyone is keen to sell, please call us!). Stocktronics is just one of the five plate styles and many features included in Soundtoys' SuperPlate reverb plug-in.

Sound design by Bryn Bliska – @brynbliska •
Special thanks to Mattias Olsson at Roth Händle Studio for letting us access this impeccable Stocktronics RX4000 – @RothHandle
5. Soundtoys SuperPlate: Goldfoil 240 Style
SuperPlate's Goldfoil 240 plate style is based on the EMT 240 (1970). While technically not a plate at all, it was designed to create a more compact and portable reverb. Instead of a steel plate, the EMT 240 used a thin foil of 24-karat gold to create its distinctive darker and tighter sound. Soundtoys studied and added two EMT 240 units to our gear collection for the development of SuperPlate. Goldfoil 240 is just one of the five plate styles and many features included in Soundtoys' SuperPlate reverb plug-in.

Sound design by Meg Toohey –
Available now at

Modular Synthesizer Ensemble at Superbooth 23

video upload by Sine Community

"The 'Modular Synthesizer Ensemble' is a social-acoustic and participative music project and offers the possibility to make music together in an ensemble without any previous musical knowledge.

The project makes it possible to design the process of creating electronic sounds with the analog Modular Synthesizer. The participants experiment, improvise and compose together and perform the results live in public.

In collaboration with the Miller-Zillmer Foundation which supports people regardless of their social and national background and promotes projects that are sustainable, that empower and create education, while adding value to the broader community.

Driven by a cultural led philosophy delivering interesting visions. We stand up for human rights and integration, for social inclusion, respect and tolerance, world openness and the protection of cultural assets. A foundation for important works of collaboration and engagement.

A transcript of the interview prior to the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble performing at SuperBooth 2023 can be found on the Sine Community website at

Made by: Sine Community
Produced by: Sono Audio Visual
Powered by: Synthesizer New Zealand"

Expressive E Osmose 49-Key 24-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer & MPE controller

via this auction

Technics SY-1010 Synthesizer SN CA 8328B021

via this auction

"Technics sy 1010 analog synth, 100% original Japanese domestic model, works perfectly. A single VCO, LFO, VCF, ADSR, VCA mono synth with great routing, ala the moog micromoog, with a very similar filter.

This specific unit was cleaned, tested and is in good condition. Has some scratches here and there but nothing major. Keys are a bit yellow.

This is a Japanese (110v) unit, free 220v adapter available."

Roland Jupiter 6 61-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

"Roland Jupiter 6 61-Key Synthesizer from the early 1980s in very good condition overall. It is completely fully functional with no idle noise and was just loaded with the original factory presets. It is studio ready with no weird technical stuff going on whatsoever. There are minor areas of cosmetic wear on the end cheeks and two very small rust spots on the chassi. However, the condition is impressive for how old it is. The original two prong power cable is included."

Malstrom Mandrake overview & demo - Eurorack Kick Drum Synthesizer Module

video upload by thesolutionband

"I was the lucky winner of Perfect Circuit's Malstrom Mandrake giveaway. Here I'm giving an overview and several patch examples of this awesome kick drum module. Thanks for watching!"

Vintage Minimoog Model D Front Panel De-lamination

video upload by synthpro

Interesting bit on the front panel de-lamination starts at 2:33. Curious what he uses to get the glue off.

"Hey guys,

This is a look at a minimoog restoration I did for Bruce Hendrix. this minimoog still played decently but was definitely in need of some cosmetic TLC.

Thank you Bruce for the opportunity to restore your minimoog.

Appreciate all of you who watch my videos, thank you all!!


EMW Analog Snare Lab, Analog Drum Synth driven by a pulse counter and pulse divider.

video upload by Yersiniose

"EMW Analog Snare Lab (with external noise through EMW wasp filter) and the mighty EMW Analog Drum Synth driven by a pulse counter and pulse divider. Monstrous Vinicius Elektrik Overfolder processing both drum modules."

Superbooth 2023 Rundown - Eurorack Modules and More

video upload by MATTHS

"MATTHS takes us through this years Superbooth 23 discussing the modules, the highlights and the event as a whole.

Thanks to @sonicstate [also see Sonicstate's Show Walkabout With MATTHS] for letting me use video footage throughout.

What was his favourite module?
What was your favourite module? Leave an answer in the comments.

00:42 : Live Set
02:01 : Make Noise
02:53 : Industrial Music
03:47 : Waldorf
04:00 : Korg
04:50 : Mayer
05:59 : Pittsburgh Modular
06:15 : Teenage Engineering
07:03 : Tip Top Audio
08:09 : Befaco
08:37 : Erica Synths
09:15 : Oberheim
09:30 : Udo
10:05 : Voicas
11:06 : Endorphines
11:55 : Knobula
12:28 : Doepfer
13:14 : TINRS
13:15 : OK200
15:23 : Raw Yaw Media
16:37 : Weston Audio
17:38 : Venus Instruments
18:45 : Between Machines
19:58 : Flame
22:20 : XAOS
22:30 : Shakmat"

Spectraphon | by MakeNoise x Soundhack

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"The Spectraphon combines a spectral processor with a complex VCO. While it may look huge (34 HP)) it's still a lot smaller than a combined Buchla 259 and 296. A spectral processor is a bit like a parametric EQ with CV control, where you can slide through/focus on frequency bands. SP will analyze incoming sound, classify the harmonic content (the spectrum) and adds it to its own fundamental sine. The process of resynthesis is like impressionism in paintings, creating loose and inaccurate brush strokes of the original sound. So it's NOT a sampler and it doesn't capture audio. It listens to incoming audio, and paints its own picture. The process is called Spectral Amplitude Modulation (changing the volume of individual 'colors' with CV) aka SAM. Hello, SAM!

These spectra can also be saved for later use. But it doesn't stop there. First, SP offers two independent spectral processors A & B, which can interact with an FM bus. Side B can also sync with/follow side A. So you can process two sounds and then mangle them into beautiful new textures. You can also use the saved spectra (16 arrays containing up to 1024 spectra) in Spectral Array Oscillation mode (SAO) and use it as a dual complex spectral VCO. But it doesn't stop there either. It also offers two multi-functional outputs that work as envelope followers in SAM, and sub-oscillators in SAO. They also double as stepped/smooth random CV and a triangle LFO. Then, the journey begins. So yes, you will be influenced. Spectraphon is a Jedi mind trick. This is the droid you're looking for.

All music in this video is created with Spectraphon as the final audio source. Some parts are produced and multitracked in the DAW. I'll use a 'live' indicator when the patch is 'raw' and recorded as is.

00:00 A Spark of Inspiration
02:06 Introducing the Spectraphon
04:03 What are Spectra?
07:20 Spectral Amplitude Modulation - SAM
08:33 Harvesting for Spectraphon
11:26 Partials
13:52 Spectral Array Oscillator - SAO
19:59 Patch Ideas"

sequential pro 3

video upload by Ruído Poluído

The video below is bit more on the raw noise/experimental side [watch your volume levels]. It's interesting from the perspective that the Pro 3 has the ability to create these non conventional timbres. It can be raw, brutal, and wide open.

Sequential pro3 custom patches #experimentalmusic #synthesizer #synthpatcher #sounddesign

video upload by

"some peaches i made for the pro3
warning all of the sound i made are noisy harsh gritty

some patches still need to be finish"

Waldorf M - "Explorations" Soundset (55 Presets)

video upload by LFOstore

"Waldorf M is an 8 voice wavetable synthesizer with analog filters and VCAs. An extensive collection of wavetables allows to find unusual shades of the sound palette, and analog filter maintains the quality of the output sound at the proper level.

LFO Store presents a remarkable soundbank created by the talanted team of sound designers for this interesting Waldorf’s device. These 55 exclusive presets are modwheel assigned and full of modulation options to be used both for studio work and live performances!

In this soundset you may find cosmic leads, dreamy ARPs, touchy plucks, penetrating pads, bright basses, and much more! The sounds are suitable for different styles of music, including ambient, cinematica, EDM, etc.

The soundset will be useful for both professionals, thanks to complex sounds and modulation techniques, and beginners, to explore the possibilities of the synthesizer from different angles!"

Make Noise Spectraphon Dual Spectral Oscillator | Demo

video upload by Reverb

"The Spectraphon is a dual spectral oscillator that utilizes real-time spectral analysis to create new sounds from existing ones. It's perfect for doing all kinds of spectral shaping craziness, like vocoding, additive synthesis, resonators, and spectral processing.

Buy It at Reverb"

The New Make Noise SoundHack Spectraphon - The Deep Dive Review

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"The Make Noise x SoundHack Spectraphon is a dual spectral oscillator for Eurorack modular synthesizers. At first glance, it might look somewhat like a classic "complex oscillator" in the style of Buchla's 259 or Make Noise's own DPO—but there's much more to it than that. To make a long story short, it offers a new and novel approach to sound design that we haven't quite seen in Eurorack before.

Rather than relying on wavefolding, Spectraphon is all about additive synthesis and resynthesis: you can think of it as an oscillator whose timbre is driven by external sound sources. Inspired by the Buchla 296 Programmable Spectral Processor and Touché hybrid keyboard synthesizer, it presents a new and novel take on sound generation and processing.

As a live processor, Spectraphon can be like a vocoder, a resonator, a pseudo-spectral freeze; as an oscillator, it creates a wide range of evolving tones based on stored analyses of external sounds. It's a dense module—so in this video, we dive into how it works and how it sounds.

Buy a Spectraphon of your own:
Read about Spectraphon's inspiration and functionality on our blog, Signal:

00:00 Introduction
01:20 Spectraphon, Additive Synthesis, and Resynthesis
03:54 Spectraphon Overview
07:23 Spectral Amplitude Modulation (SAM) Mode Demo
10:09 SAM Examples
12:36 Creating Arrays + Spectral Array Oscillation (SAO) Mode Demo
15:43 Many More Sound Examples
19:51 Summary + Check Out Our Blog, Signal!"

Superbooth 2023: Show Walkabout With Matths

video upload by sonicstate

"Ok we admit we left it a bit late, but we were mad busy, if you havent seen our reports from Superbooth 23 - held at the Fez in Berlin, we have 100 videos posted which was an amazing acheivement - so much to see this year. We think people have been holding off releases due to a variety of factors, so they all came at once!

Matt Hodson aka MATTHS, takes us around some of the exhibits, chatting on the way. A great way to get a sense of what was the best Superbooth yet."

Superbooth is a vibe

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Being a weird compilation of moments from the best trade show on synth earth. Join the patreon here:"

Lambda Synthetics Polypulse - Superbooth 2023

video upload by True Cuckoo

"More about Lambda Synthetics:"

See the Lambda Synthetics label below for more.

Organa Granulara

video upload by osixoone sevenone

"The Hohner Organa 12 windorgan, recorded into Morphagene.

Then trough the Overseer filter into Braids. A little drone from Morphos, and thats all. The Organa is aan acoustic organ, that has an electric motor. It's noisy like a vacuum cleaner : )"

Korg 1976 Korg PE-2000 K-5 Poly Ensemble S SN 770190

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Everything is fully functional, as this Korg Poly-ensemble S, has just been serviced and gone through with everything in good working order.

This PE2000 is a secret weapon of some of your favorite musicians such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Beach House, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Legowelt, Hawkwind, and more.

Comes with the Original lid in worn condition (not pictured) which doubles as a travel/gig case for the synth."

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synth w/ Tubbutec Midi Interface

via this auction

Recently undergone a complete revision: powerboard new caps, VCO heater board caps replaced, replaced with correct op-amps, Key Assinger Board caps replaced, Filter board SSM2044 chip replaced. Tuned and calibrated to factory specifications. Tibbutec midi interface installed.

Studio Electronics ATC-1 SN 1042

via this auction

"BRAND NEW panel membrane, includes Mini-Moog and SEM filter."

White Moog Liberation SN 3077 w/ Case & Manuals / Docs

via this auction

Tuning label on back.

Nord Drum 3P Percussion Synthesizer w/ Roland KT-10 Kick Pedal & Gibraltar Stand

via this auction

"Amazing instrument for live performance, adding drums to your sequences or just practicing with incredible sounds!


• There’s a mounting plate that goes on the bottom of the unit to mount it to a stand.

• A double-braced Gibraltar stand

• A Roland KT-10 Kick drum trigger pedal (very realistic weight and feel!)

• Original box, AC Adapter, and kick trigger cable"

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 Synthesizer

via this auction

"This Teenage Engineering 400 Modular Synthesizer is an assembled analog synthesizer with 3 oscillators, noise, random generator, 2 envelopes, 2 vca’s, lfo, filter, mixer, speakerbox, power pack and a 1-16 step sequencer."

Blue Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 372528

via this auction

Casio CZ-5000 SN 700735

via this auction

TTMC 8step & 5step Sequencer Card

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

"Music Easel expander card"

8step & 5step Sequencer Card
8 CV Knobs & 5 CV Knobs

CV OUT A , B (0-10V)

Pulses out (trigger out)

8step Pulses on-off switches

Glide Control Knob

5,6,7step Pulse Out

Reset In (8step & 5step)

Clock Switch (Ext or Easel Pulser)

Depth: 27mm


The sound will shake when you touch the card.

Do at your own risk.

We are not responsible if the easel breaks.

Attention to the power capacity of the easel.

Easel pulse noise may be added.




Spectraphon 101 with James Cigler

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"James Cigler returns to take us on a guided tour of the Make Noise soundhack Spectraphon!"

You can find addition demos and details on Make Noise's new Spectraphon in previous posts here.

Roland S1 Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Black Corporation Ise-Nin Sound Test

video upload by Jarkko Tuohimaa

"Short sound test at SuperBooth 23 of Black Corporation Ise-Nin synthesizer."

All hail the 292t Buchla & Tiptop Audio

video upload by Stazma

"Here we go! It's here, the mother of all low pass gate, the 292t official recreation by Tiptop Audio & Buchla. There was no way I could not get my hand on "US version" with vactrols (still curious to try what they are going to do with the no vactrol version).

00:00 Intro
00:41 What is a Low Pass Gate anyway?
04:26 Low Pass Gate vs a classic VCA
06:27 Sequenced velocity patch
08:57 "Buchla Krell Bongos" type patch
11:06 Patch progam a bandpass filter / phaser w/ 257t
16:45 Quad voltage controlled mixing
21:18 End talk"

Phable Quantum Review

video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

"phable provides a comprehensive overview of the Quantum. After 2 years of intensive use, he has a lot to say.

00:00 - Intro Jam
02:04 - Waldorf’s Legacy
02:54 - Synth Architecture
06:25 - Modulation Assignement
07:24 - Cinematic Hans Zimmer Style Demo
08:41 - Analog Filter
09:40 - Sound of the Analog Filter
10:26 - Filter modes
11:03 - Techno Dub Chord Example
12:00 - Digital Former
12:56 - Effects
14:23 - Sound Designer’s Dream
16:32 - The Sound of the Quantum
19:00 - 16 Voice Mode (Voice Allocation)
21:38 - Quantum Platform
24:40 - Quantum Mark 2
26:30 - „Negative“ Points

Phable is a german-based singer, vocalist, musician, and DJ with deep roots in House, Techno, Deep House, Dub and Tech House. In the last years, he released on labels such as #Armada, #Ostfunk, #LightMyFire, #WonneMusik, #Pure*, #AudioSafari and recently on #PlasticCity. Sometimes his tracks are melodically sensual, sometimes pumping groovy, his style unique."

The Dirt Magnet Demo

video upload by Finegear

"Video of the Dirt Magnet demonstrating each effect separately.

The Dirt Magnet is the second of the Arkive_Effects_ series and it brings a different collection of classic sounding effects. Each module was analyzed, extended with expression and modulation features, and tweaked for creative misuse. And this time, they’re all stereo!

The Dirt Magnet contains the following modules and effects:

- 2 CV LFOs with MIDI sync,
- Noise generator with VC band-pass filter and VCA,
- VC crackle generator,
- Ring modulator,
- VC analog filter,
- Cassette tape-loop based analog tape delay.

Preorder at
Find out more at"

Finegear Modmix Demos

video uploads by Finegear

"Demo of the Modmix experimental console used as a feedback processor for a simple drum machine input, while a Dust Collector is connected to the sends.

Modmix is a CV-controlled 4-channel, 4-sends mixing console with stereo returns and send-to-channel switchable routing options for no-input mixing and feedback techniques.

Modmix contains the following features:
- 4 channels with mic/line inputs, preamp, equalizer, insert, 4sends, panning, volume, cue switch, signal and clipping LEDs,
- 4 send outputs,
- 4 stereo returns,
- phones output,
- chaining connectors,
- CV control for each channel’s 4 send amounts, panning and volume,
- routing switches for reinjecting each of the sends’ outputs into a channel and apply no-input/feedback techniques,
- phantom power,
- USB input for MIDI sync,
- 2 CV LFOs with MIDI sync,
- 2 Envelope followers,
- 2 analog vu-Meters.

Preorder at
Find out more at"


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