MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 26, 2023

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Friday, May 26, 2023

BOSS CE-2w vs TC.Electronics SCF Gold+ deeper Review (JX-8P+3P, Argon8X, Drumbrute & Zarenbourg)

video upload by Knobs & Switches

"Here is my personal comparison between the Boss CE-2w and the TC.Electronics SCF Gold+ with a little help of my Roland JX-8P and 3P, Modal Electronics Argon8X, Arturia Drumbrute Impact, and a Waldorf Zarenbourg Desktop Module. Other supporting roles were played by Korg KR-55, Chase Bliss Generation Loss MkII, OBNE Rever and a Korg Drumlogue. Wait for the Outro, when the Chase Bliss meets Supertramp."

Sunrise ft. Korg PS​-​3300 by Jay Wires

"This piece is based around an evolving sequence I made on an early Korg PS-3300 synthesizer. I programmed the rest of the sounds from scratch on Apple Logic Pro X soft synths. It's my sonic interpretation of the sunrise. Does it sound like that to you?

Thanks so much for listening! Please sign up for my mailing list, follow me on social media and say hi! Links below.

Email and say hi! ❤️ JW

9 Odd Questions for Music Gear Makers SuperBooth 2023 Interviews

video uploads by Martin Yam Moller

Interview Tatsuya Takahashi CEO Korg Berlin SuperBooth 2023 / 9 Odd Questions for Music Gear Makers
Interview Marcus Söderberg Jansson Teenage Engineering SuperBooth 9Odd Questions 4 Music Gear Makers
SuperBooth Interview with Gur Milstein from TipTop Audio | 9 Odd Questions for Music Gear Makers
Polyend Interview Wojtek Jakobczyk || 9 Odd Questions for Music Gear Makers
Interview with Novation's Lead Hardware Designer Danny Nugent | 9 Odd Questions 4 Music Gear Makers

synthesizer to put children to sleep sound demo

video upload by the VAPE

And a creepy AI generated album cover from the VAPE:

music for AI generated LP cover 1

Buchla Vocoder Fuge with two Strymon Cloudburst Ensembles

video upload by Ebotronix

Strymon Cloudburst , AA1 Level Shifter
Buchla 200 Tip Top Audio 2x 292t, 245t, 266t, 257t, 2x 258t, 2x 281t
Sputnik Modular 6 Channel Stereo Mixer, Spectral Processor
Feedback Modular 2x Two 59
Danny Sound Timbre
Toppobrillo 2x TWF
Tunefish Modular , 3x Ornament and Crime, Harmonic Minor Scale
2x Typhoon, 2x Ripples,2x µVeils, Veils , Shades, Temps Utile, µYarns
Doepfer A 198 Ribbon Controller, A 156
Mutable Instruments Shades
Shakmat Aeolus Seeds
Verbos Harmonic Oscillator, Scan and Pan
Flame Mirror+
vid# 2212

And some pics of Ebotronix's modular systems:

Urano and Eurorack

video upload by gotharman

"Urano playing together with Eurorack."

Behringer EDGE - Making Beats From Another Galaxy

video upload by Behringer

"Suggested retail price is 199 USD"

The EDGE was announced back in October of 2021.


Behringer EDGE Review, Demo and 'How To' Tutorial

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The Behringer EDGE is here and it's much easier than it might appear. DEAD EASY!! ;) Just follow this and you'll be up and running in no time. It's essentially a 2 osc synth with a 2 channel sequencer all tuned to make percussive sounds. As every sequence is based on the same patch... with control over the few parameters at the same time it always seems to gel into an awesome beat.

some samples will be available soon at

0:00 Contraband Synth Dealer
2:04 EDGE vs Moog DFAM teaser
3:07 Sequencer
5:55 Creating Tones - the synth engine
11:27 As a Bass Synth
12:30 Sync
14:01 FM
16:22 Noise
16:41 Building a Beat
17:49 Patching
20:42 Noise VCF Mod
22:23 Something Melodic
25:59 Paired with the RD9
30:09 Tremendous Toms
32:10 Paired with the CRAVE
34:19 Final Thoughts

Mayer MD900 - THE Monster Four Part VA Synthesizer - Sonic LAB Review By MATTHS

video upload by sonicstate

"We first saw the impressive Mayer MD900 at Superbooth a couple of years back, it seemed inconceivable that it was created by such a small team and yet aimed high in terms of features.

It's now out in the world and ready to ship, although yes, it's a chunk of change at £2,958.00, and as they are a small outfit, stock is limited.

But if you do get your hands on one, you'll be able to enjoy an extended Virtual Analogue synth with 16 voices, four parts each with VA modeled oscillators, wavetable, sample playback, drum sequencing and more.

Everything is modeled in DSP and does a pretty good job of it, according to @matthsmatthsmatths who is taking a look at it for us.

00:00:00 START
00:00:39 Intro
00:03:20 connections
00:04:48 Oscillators
00:08:04 Filters
00:11:04 FX
00:15:11 Sequencer
00:24:07 clip launch examples
00:24:46 Distortion / Shaper
00:29:16 Sample Playback
00:32:06 More sounds
00:38:32 Noise oscillator
00:44:09 Conclusion"

Bad Gear - Oberheim Matrix-1000

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about Oberheim Matrix 1000. Is this 80s analog synth in the compact 19" rack format and little sibling of the Oberheim Matrix-6 on par with timeless classics like the Oberheim OB-X. Are you willing to enter the matrix of arcane sysex midi commands?

00:00 Intro tune
00:58 Overview Oberheim Matrix-1000
01:14 Front Panel Controls (or lack thereof)
01:33 Presets
02:06 Programmability, Parameter Access
02:44 EPROM Update, Software Editors, Programmer
03:00 Synth Engine, DCOs
03:22 Filter Resonance
03:37 Filter FM
03:44 Modulators (ADSRs, LFOs, Tracking)
03:57 Modulation Matrix
04:09 Midi CC Control (or lack thereof)
04:26 What else??? Thanks!!!
05:04 Hate
05:28 Jam 1 (Downbeat)
06:21 Jam 2 (Analog Filter Workout)
07:17 Finale (80s Trancewave)
07:43 Verdict
08:39 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout"

1970s ARP 2600 V3 Semi-modular Synthesizer w/ Flight Cases

via this auction

Additional SYNTH CITY Listings

"Here we have a classic ARP 2600 semi-modular synthesizer. The 2600 has been used for decades by countless individuals and is famous for its elegant design and wonderful analog sound. Why by a reissue when you can have the real thing?

Mid 70's 2600, (model number: 2600P) [SN 261408], revision 3, 4012 filter. Keyboard model 3604-P [SN 361403].

Tested in wonderful condition, professionally owned and maintained. Flight cases are included as pictured, both in great condition. Missing both lids for module and keyboard. Includes keyboard connecting and AC power cable."

Doepfer - Dark Time

via this auction

Additional NOISEBUG Listings

Custom Nord Lead 2X Synthesizer

via this auction

"'What is this thing?' you may be asking. I'm glad you asked!

Tl;dr version: it's a perfectly-functional Nord Lead 2x that has, well, seen some shit.

Longer version: Somebody (not me) once decided to "refinish" their Nord Lead 2x. They did a fairly tragic job of it (see last photo for what it looked like when I got it). I bought the synth from them, stripped the "new" paint job, hammered out some dents, designed, printed, and applied new panel labels, sprayed on some clear-coat protectant, reinforced the mod wheel, replaced the broken button, bought and installed a new set of OEM Clavia knobs, and the result is what you see here.

This synthesizer works perfectly and sounds as Nordy as you would expect. It also has some cool patches installed from the "Ambika" aftermarket sound set that I purchased. Visually, you can see from the photos that its aesthetic is now best described as, hmm, "rough-and-ready"? It has a, uh, unique visual flavor. But hey, maybe you like it. I do. I just don't have room for it and it's not getting much use.

I'm selling this as-is, given the difficult life this synthesizer has lived. I wouldn't necessarily consider it a road horse anymore, given that I can't vouch for what happened to it before I got it—IMO it has already survived a lot and deserves a nice quiet life in a studio—but ymmv.

I think this narrative explains why this is such a low price for a fully-functional Nord Lead 2x (check listings elsewhere on here for comparison) so please don't lowball me!"

Roland JX-3P Synthesizer with Organix Midi Mod + PG-200 Programmer SN 409592

via this auction

"Roland JX3P w/DT200 (programmer) for sale. It has the Organix Midi mod released by Series Circuits that allows the programmer to be used at the same time as running the sequencer. It also adds a lot better midi implantation that the original didn’t have.

-Rebuilt Power Supply

-Keybed/Contacts cleaned (new felt on keyboard so it plays like factory new)

-New 1/3N Battery w/Holder (to replace without soldering in a new one)

-Full Calibration
-New Volume Pot and Brillance Slider

-DT200 made by D-Tronics (updated programmer with better pots/switches than the original PG200-works better than the original IMO)"

Roland TR-08 Boutique Synthesizer SN BOM3060 w/ Original Box

via this auction

MFB Dominion Club

via this auction

"rare and discontinued, very compact desktop analogue/hybrid synth with plenty of built in options, two analogue and one digital vco’s.

unique interface and sound, plenty of hands on controls as well as preset memory."

Roland MC202 w/ Original Box

via this auction

I spy Siouxsie's Cities in Dust.

Ambient performance with Ableton Push 3 (Pigments, Bioscape)

video upload by Martin Stürtzer

"This ambient performance was recorded with a simple FM patch in Arturia Pigments. I used the MPE mode of Push3 to play it dynamically while the aftertouch controlled the FM depth of the patch. Horizontal slide controls the pitch but unfortunately I could not figure out how to assign vertical slide to any parameter in Pigments. Please let me know if you have an idea!

Background drones by Arturia Pigments and Luftrum Bioscape.

Disclaimer: I purchased Push 3 from the Ableton webshop for the regular rate. This video is not sponsored or endorsed by Ableton."

Oberheim Matrix 1000/Boss RC505 Looper - Spirits In The Material World - Cover

video upload by silverlight2004db

"My entry to Dr Mix #80s80sCHALLENGE
Made with an 80s synth, the Oberheim Matrix 1000 and some LM-1 drum samples...and a Boss RC-505 Looper - Friday Fun!
Hope you enjoy"

Rob Papen Live Stream 25 May 2023 all kind of things...

video upload by Rob Papen

"BLUE-III presets from the live stream

Unzip below:

Unzip and Copy the preset in one of your own choice bank folder.
PC: documents\Rob Papen\Blue3\Banks Folder\
Mac: applicatons\Rob Papen\Blue3\Banks Folder\"

Roland D-50 Synthesizer - Favorite Sounds Vol. 2

video upload by Elmar Mihm

"All Sounds from Roland D-50, no external FX or EQ.
Hope you enjoy!"

Vol 1 here

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

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