MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

NerdSEQ Firmware V1.28 and Multi-IO Preview

video upload by XOR Electronics

"A basic and surely incomplete preview of the upcoming Firmware V1.28 for the NerdSEQ and the upcoming Multi-IO Expander. Mappings, Scales, I2C, USB-Midi, Launchpad....

- virtual Patchcables via I2C from the AtoVproject 16n Faderbox (Leader Mode) to the NerdSEQ Multi-IO Expander
- virtual Patchcables via I2C to the ER-301 (Follower Mode)
- USB-Host to Launchpad Mini MK3

Release of the Firmware and the Multi-IO Expander is scheduled for the Summer 2023"

TRAUTONIUM - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale.

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT


via The Bob Moog Foundation

"The Bob Moog Foundation, in collaboration with Moog Music, is excited to announce its raffle for serial #1 of the latest version of the Minimoog Model D, released in 2022. Moog Music generously donated this one-of-a-kind coveted synthesizer, worth in excess of $5,000, to support the Foundation’s mission of carrying Bob Moog’s legacy forward by inspiring people of all ages through the intersection a science, music, technology, and innovation.

The raffle is open from 10am (ET) on May 23rd until 11:59pm (ET) on June 23rd.

Raffle tickets for the serial #1 2022 Minimoog Model D are $20 each, six for $100, 14 for $200 or 40 for $500.

The Minimoog featured is serial number MD00001.

It is the only Minimoog in existence with this serial number."

Sweet sequence with Sequential Pro 3 (no talking)

video upload by Mr. Card

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

Saturn in Freefall - High Skies (Official Video)

video upload by Mat Jarvis

"Raw footage from Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft, Music by High Skies.
The first in a series of new High Skies releases from Mat Jarvis.
Deep phased electronics and layered synthetics, recorded live in the studio.


Manually selected from a collection of 453,048 raw images

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Also available on iTunes, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube Music, Twitch, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Snapchat"

"Created by trawling through 453,048 raw images of Saturn, distorted by radiation and sensor glitches.

Korg Monopoly
Roland SH101
Roland Juno 106
Roland SDE 1000"

Arturia Introduces KeyLab Essential mk3

video uploads by Arturia

KeyLab Essential mk3 | Keys For Modern Creatives | ARTURIA
Tutorials | KeyLab Essential mk3 - Overview
Tutorials | KeyLab Essential mk3 - Using Analog Lab
KeyLab Essential mk3 | How To Control Ableton Live
KeyLab Essential mk3 | How To Control Cubase

Press Release follows:

"_Introducing KeyLab Essential mk3

KeyLab Essential mk3 is the focused, accessible keyboard controller designed to deliver a more personal and enjoyable music-making workflow than ever before.

Musicians & producers can control any DAW or MIDI hardware with the most essential controls at their fingertips, the most creative features at their disposal, and the most inspiring musical software included as standard.

_An upgraded workflow for modern music making

Users can get hands-on with projects and freely explore their sound with encoders, faders, pads, and more, with customizations and creative features only ever a button away. Upgrades include a bigger display with contextual buttons and 2 multi-purpose pad banks.

_Next-level DAW & Arturia integration

KeyLab Essential mk3 features custom DAW scripts for Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, and Bitwig Studio, plus familiar MCU & HUI compatibility - meaning it can control literally any DAW. It also offers enhanced integration with Arturia software like Analog Lab, V Collection, and more.

_Inspire new ideas

KeyLab Essential goes far beyond a controller; users can create quick-fire melodies with the Arpeggiator; play chord voicings with a single key with Chord play; stay locked in tune thanks to Scale mode; and customize their pedal functions with a 3-mode input.


Built with minimum 40% recycled plastic and a material carbon footprint reduction of 18%, KeyLab Essential mk3 follows in the footsteps of MiniLab 3 as a controller designed with sustainability in mind.

_The finest production & beat making software included

KeyLab Essential mk3 brings a vastly expanded package of creative software for modern music production, giving users everything they need to create full, massive-sounding tracks.

Here’s what’s included:
Analog Lab V
Thousands of synth & keys presets
Ableton Live Lite
Music recording software
Native Instruments’ The Gentleman
Intimate upright piano
UVI Model D
A timeless grand piano
2-month subscription with millions of samples & loops
Learn keys with KeyLab Essential

G-Storm Electro performs Ghost Track at The Creatives Factory in Dallas, TX

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2023

My buddy Seth did an unplanned phone capture of my performance last Sunday. It was the DFW Synth Headz Synthe Summer joined by MOTS.DFW at The Creatives Factory. We didn't get direct audio, so I dubbed one of my rehearsal sessions recorded direct with no additional mastering. My first time playing!

Ghost Track comes from my new album Superior Mirage out now on Bandcamp"

Watford Electronics Rhythm Generator

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

This appears to be the first post to feature the Rhythm Generator. Watford also made a Mark 1 drum machine mentioend in RHYTHM MACHINES - The Rise And Fall Of the Presets - by Alex Graham.

Details from the listing on the Rhythm Generator:

"Vintage Watford Electronics Rhythm Generator 1970s Drum Beats Machine Rare.

Built as a kit from Watford electronics parts with the UK magazine practical wireless. Basic unit but it's pretty rare. The exterior case is a little marked, the maker appears to have used it as a soldering iron rest 🤦🏻‍♀️ Would probably benefit from power and output leads / plug being rewired replaced, but it's been tested as working as far as using a pair of headphones goes with it. All the beats were heard through them and tempo/ volume change etc."

The New Yamaha TX81z Bass Patches

video upload by Off The Matrix

"The TX81z is best known for the "Lately Bass" bass patch, so this is a demo of the new punchy and fat bass patches. Of course there are many other great patches in the TX81z banks, the "Deep Space" pad ends the video.. Many of the sounds were inspired from patches from the SY99. The patches go far beyond the "canned" samples sound of the ROMplers of the period.
The patches can be found at
The Franken Kit samples are free to download.
Stock footage that came from PexBell and Leaf Studio is used with a Creative Commons license."

New Loops releases "Granularity" for Phase Plant with 20% off intro offer

video upload by New Loops

"New Loops has announced the release of Granularity, an expansion pack for Kilohearts Phase Plant. Here's what they say:

‘Experience the next level of sound design and exploration with Granularity! These new Phase Plant presets provide an array of organic, ambient soundscapes, lofi textures and experimental atmospheric synth sounds, with 50 professionally-crafted presets. From emotive pianos and keys to lush, cinematic strings, deep evolving atmospheres and dynamic sound effects, this sound pack will bring your music to life. Embrace the power of granular synthesis and create something truly special.
Perfect for producers of all levels, these preset are powered by Phase plant's new granular engine and are based on our own custom samples. The presets have the mod wheel, aftertouch, and macros assigned to give you limitless sonic possibilities, you'll find plenty of unique and inspirational new sounds.

Granularity Phase Plant sound bank will surely find its way into many genres and will be especially useful for modern film scores, sound tracks, game scores, and ambient music, but also can be used in lofi trap and future bass, chillout, techno, drum and bass, and many other styles.’
Intro Price: £19.99 until May 31st, 2023 (Reg. £24.99).

You can also get an extra 15% off orders over £49 at (where free demo packs are

Waves - Sound bank for Waldorf Quantum/Iridium #waldorf #quantum #iridium

video upload by SMV Producer

"This sound bank and more are available for purchase at:

Here is my third sound bank for these amazing synths. I highly suggest you to use headphones or a good set of speakers! These sounds were designed on my Quantum, that is running the latest beta OS ( 3.0.0 b 16). Some sounds, are using new features that are available in this firmware. So, be sure your machine is running this firmware."

Stunning KORG TRITON Preset Sounds

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of the KORG TRITON SYNTHESIZER, this time as a software instrument from the KORG COLLECTION suite of VST PLUGIN SYNTHS.
Playing the classic piano, bass, keys and wonderful Korg pad sounds!"


Atmospheric Tiptop

video upload by Todd Barton

"This afternoon's experiment with a 7 oscillator sequenced chords and a random melodic filigree."

208c Octave Descent

video upload by Todd Barton

"A 5-stage sequence beginning in the highest octave and descending an octave on each repeat, listening to timbral, character and mood changes as it gets lower.

My Patreon:"

O.Z. Hall #DotCompetition2023 Video Submission

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"This video is my submission for the DotCompetition 2023 by

Here's a link to the referenced Q119 RATCHETING tutorial video:" [posted here]

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: HammerTime (WIP)

video upload by

"Unfinished but had to record and upload in a time crunch for the show - busy work weekend.

Celebrating the industrial and other types of music inspired
by the Earth-shattering steam hammers that were prevalent
in Sheffield and other industrial cities...
Maschine+ with steam hammer samples.

I was thinking of Captain Sensible's Wot early on. :-)"

Toppobrillo Multifilter 2 Eurorack Filter Demo

video upload by Travis Kennedy

"The Multifilter 2 is a redesign of Toppobrillo's state variable filter from the previous decade. This filter design provides a 12db/oct LP and HP plus a 6db/oct BP and Notch filter. New to this version is a dual input with manual crossfading, dedicated Ping input, and a variable mode output with CV control and switchable filter frequency tracking. There is also a jumper on the back panel for soft clipping on the input circuit (which I use throughout this video).

0:00 Intro
0:04 Rapid Fire Sound Clips
0:27 Module Description
1:12 Lowpass Filter Sweeps
1:55 Bandpass Filter Sweeps
2:20 Highpass Filter Sweeps
2:40 Lowpass Feedback
3:21 Bandpass Feedback
3:40 Highpass Feedback
4:00 Acid Bass Patch 1
5:24 Multi-Output Patch
6:08 Acid Bass Patch 2
6:51 Drum Sample Processing
8:41 More Drum Sample Processing
9:28 Noise Processing
10:41 Wind Simulation
11:30 Mono to Stereo Patch1
12:47 Mono to Stereo Patch 2
13:22 Filter Pinging with Noise
13:52 Filter Pinging with FM
15:15 Kick/Bass Patch 1
16:02 Distorted Kick Patch
16:19 Kick/Bass Patch 2
17:21 Ambient Arpeggios
18:53 Pinged Sequence with VC Feedback"

For Sale Oberheim TVS-1 2 Voice and Digital Sequencer DS-2 Refurbished

video upload by tonetweakers

"Meticulously refurbished vintage oberheim TVS-1 and DS-2 Digital sequencer for sale.

Buy vintage synths that work like new at"

Tone Tweakers on Reverb | Tone Tweakers on Ebay

Yamaha CS-70M - Vintage Analog Polysynth SN 1568

via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings,
also on eBay

"This one is in excellent condition and working 100%. It has just been professionally serviced and works great. These are not too common and are rarely in this kind of cosmetic condition. Most of them look beat! It will come with it's original road case (recently re-foamed), the original manual, and the original book of magnetic memory strips."

Custom Skinned Roland JU-06A Boutique Synth SN A1N4288

via this auction

"Roland Boutique JU-06A with custom Styleflip skin."

Custom Alesis Ion w/ Tilted Front Panel

via this auction

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder Plus SN 393341

via this auction

Roland System 100 Model 101

via this auction

Oberheim system in the background.

Teisco 110F

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander SN 700132

via this auction

Novation Supernova

via this auction

Wiggly LFOs on the BRENSO (credit: Make Noise)

video upload by Frap Tools

"When we saw this video on Make Noise's channel, we thought it was a great patch! [posted here]

So we wanted to recreate it on the BRENSO oscillator and use this technique in a different context. Basically, we're using an offset to throw the yellow oscillator at sub-audio rate and use the timbre modulation section to create some weird-shaped LFOs. We further expanded it through FUMANA, USTA, and FALISTRI.

Thanks again Walker and @MAKEN0ISEMUSIC for the inspiring patch!

00:00 Introduction
00:57 BRENSO yellow LFO
04:56 Adding a FUMANA Feedback
06:47 Clocking the USTA sequencer
10:00 Introducing a clock divider
12:20 Adding a second melody"

DeveloperTalk with Mathieu - The 3D Morph Concept NORAND MONO MK2

video upload by SequencerTalk

"SequencerTalk live from Superbooth23 with Mathieu Frohlich the founder and genius behind the 3D morphing powerhouse Synth Mono MK2"

Instruō Arbhar and Säich // Granular Hulusi 葫芦丝

video upload by Dexba

"Here it is: I am coming out with my modular setup, constantly evolving, and heavily biased on the Instruo (or better: Instruō) side.
Very few modulation sources, since they're kinda hard to come by, and let's admit it: it is more fun buying stuff like Arbhar, Lubadh or even the Strymon Starlab, rather than splurging one thousand euros on some VCA. Or not?
Anyway, here I am back in the eurorack, and this time I am here to stay.
There will be a lot of educational videos too, especially focusing on the Buchla - Tip Top module series, and obviously Instruo too :)
Hope you'll enjoy, and be excited like I am!"


video upload by UncertainMusicCorps

"Exploring the superb Graintopia script for Norns by infinite digits (

Navigating around 3 audio clips drawn from my outtakes library with the help of the 16n faderbank.

Audio recorded direct to camera with no external FX. Everything you hear is taken straight from the Norns.

(Apologies for the screen flicker. Could not get it to match any of the frame rates I tried. This was the best compromise)"

Ableton Push 3 Gets Expressive: Here's how it competes! // Review & Tutorial

video upload by loopop

"Find out how Push 3 compares to Push 2, other expressive instruments, Akai's Force & MPC and Maschine+, and which version you might want to get, standalone or controller. #AbletonPush3" TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
1:25 What’s new v P2
1:45 Poly X & Y
3:00 Cross pad bends
3:30 Pad settings
4:10 MPE instruments
4:55 MPE kits
5:25 P3 Standalone
8:25 Audio & I/O
10:25 More controls
12:50 New views
13:20 Similarities
14:25 Session grid
16:15 Note layouts
18:15 Screen controls
19:25 Live recording
22:05 Step seq
24:10 Automation
25:55 Sample chops
27:45 Adding devices
28:05 Live versions
29:50 Misc topics
31:10 Pros & cons
31:30 Standalone?
37:25 Plugins?
38:40 CPU power?
41:05 vs controllers?
41:50 vs MPC/Maschine?
44:20 vs MPE synths?
45:55 Outro

SOS Product Preview: Ableton Push

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"Ableton announce the release of the latest version of Push, their pad-based hardware instrument and controller. With a design focused on expressive playing and performance, the new Push can be used as a standalone instrument or in conjunction with a computer and now incorporates MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE).

Simon from Ableton gives us a first in-depth look on release day at what's new in the updated Push and how to make the most of its new performance features.

You will be able to read our full SOS review of the new Ableton Push in the July 2023 edition of Sound On Sound magazine.

00:00 - Intro
00:25 - Navigating Push With The New Jog-wheel
03:29 - Built-in Audio Interface
04:10 - ADAT, USB & CV Connections
05:00 - Playing Sounds With MPE-enabled Pads
08:08 - Fine Tuning Pad Response
09:10 - Playing Drums With Pads
09:58 - Transferring Sets Between Push & Live
11:01 - Standalone Operation & WiFi
12:38 - Connecting A MIDI Keyboard
13:30 - Launching Clips Using The Jog-wheel
14:37 - Momentary Buttons
15:17 - Outro Jam"

Ableton Push Standalone - Hardware LIVE is here - First Look

video upload by sonicstate

"Hell yeah! Ableton have announced a new Push with built in sound card, upgraded pads and more. There's also a standalone version which can run Ableton Live Suite and all its devices and MAX4Live too. Sessions can be transferred between Live on a host computer and the Push Standalone.
Push comes in two versions: Regular (MPE MIDI controller, and sound card) which will link to your host computer running Live, and the Standalone version - which has an Intel NUC processor card, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD for asset and project storage."

Ableton Push 3 Pad response

video upload by

"Just a very brief video demonstrating the sensitivity and expression available on the Ableton Push 3 pads"

DATA79 - Push 3 performance - Somewhere between here and now

video upload by MrDataline

XILS-lab Synth: The Sound & New High Res UI

video upload by xilslab

"XILS-lab sound quality explained by examples and comparisons between real hardware, other software synthesizers and XILS-lab algorithms."

XILS V+ and XILS 505 new High Res UI

"XILS V+ new version 1.6 and XILS 505 new version 1.1 with OSX apple Silicone compatibility and High Res resizable UI."

Happy International Synth Day 🎉🎉🎉 #synthesizer #shorts

video upload by Luke Million

"May 23rd is International Synth Day, celebrating the birth date of Bob Moog.

Synths in order of appearance...

Roland Juno 6
Moog Multimoog
Roland SH2
Roland Jupiter 4
Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 3
Arturia PolyBrute
Oberheim OB8
Arturia MiniFreak
Moog Grandmother
Korg MS-20"

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

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