MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 29, 2023

Monday, May 29, 2023

Tasty Chips GR-1 - Granular Clair de Lune (Ambient Music)

video upload by NGC0 Music

"I was wrong, there was no problem with the GR-1, I was just using it wrong, now I can finally sample and playback in granular mode with the same volume (the GR-1 was turning the patch volume way down by default for some reason), and the crackling noises were due to the grains going through the end of the track (which was ending with a pop due to the way I ended the recording). I've sampled 20 seconds of Clair de Lune and got lost for nearly 20 minutes with it, listen by yourself, it gets better and better over time."

Elektron MachineDrum UW mkII 160BPM quick rinse

video upload by Time Rich

"Just messing around with an MDuWmkII when I had one - room audio but given the VHS camera saturation treatment."

Behringer Teases New Spice Synth w/ Sequencer

Note the Sub frequencies. This one apears to be based on the Moog Subharmonicon. Compare the controls with the image of the Subharmonicon below. Also see the EDGE vs DFAM here.

According to Behringer:

"Many of you asked for some SPICE in your life. He hear you.

SPICE comes with full MIDI/USB implementation. The unit is currently undergoing final beta testing and hopefully will go into production soon. We believe we can produce SPICE for 249 USD max."

Oberheim OBX8 - The name of the rose - Main theme #obx #obx8 #obxa #oberheim

video upload by SMV Producer

"I was watching " The name of rose" movie, and I was captured by the main theme that is simply amazing. So I tried to make my replica with the OBX8. A bit of chorus and a reverb were added. The filter is opening with a pedal controller. Enjoy!

Sound banks for Arturia Matrixbrute, Waldorf Quantum/Iridium, Prophet 5/10, Moog One and Oberheim OBX8 available for purchase at:

Improvisation in the Vangelis' Style / Homage to Vangelis (Complete)

video upload by Gabriel Lehto

"Yesterday I dreamed that I had met Vangelis.
It was very real and very very emotional to me.
I always loved the Vangelis' music and since his passage I was very sad with his lost.

This is a complete improvisation that I recorded in the same day that I dreamed with the master Vangelis.

I used just Yamaha DX7 Mk II, some small sound effects by Logic's Alchemy (in the background) + Eventide Blackhole and Valhala Shimmer.

Hope you like it!"

Playing the Roland Jupiter 8 at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

video upload by Colin Marston

Alesis Quadraverb (stereo delay)
Digitech Time Machine 7.6 Second Digital Delay

thanks to Lance Hill and the VSM

Arturia MiniFreak “Digital Synth Textures” Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

"The new 'Digital synth textures' library add a new palette of sounds to this wonderful synthesizer.


Compatible with both versions of Minifreak and MinifreakV equipment.

Dynamic and abstract sequences and , landscape textures and classic pads, Atmosphere, flavored with great effects.

65 presets with Type:

Evolving Pad
Melodic Sequence
Rhytmic Sequence
Ambient SFX

The demo tune was recorded in real time and does not contain external effects or any processing,all single programs.

Made by Alexander Kav."

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Drones&Beats

video upload by SynthAddict

"Drones from Hainbach's Fundamental test equipment app mixed with beats and tones from Maschine+

video title card has a typo :-("

Quad ‘73 Filter Bank + ‘73 Envelope Generator | Low-Gain Electronics - 4U Modular

video upload by LowGainElectronics

"Experimenting a set of 4 ‘73 Filters and an R7 ‘73 Envelope Generator"

Introducing Mille by Giorgio Sancristoforo

video upload by Giorgio Sancristoforo

• 1000 oscillators
• 200 filters
• 200 LFOs
• Integrated DAW
• stereo or quadriphonic

Update: tutorial video here.

How Will It End? - Working On A New Track With Ableton Live + Modular System

video upload by PanicGirlVids

"I can't stop playing and exploring this new track of mine 🔥🔥

Two sounds are being played via Ableton from the Hauschka Composer Toolkit, while the rest is coming from my Modular Setup.

Especially the Polygogo together with the Magneto sound incredible, so many daring nuances and textures..."

PantherCap Overview and Tutorial

video upload by

"Here you can find the PathSet X Omri Cohen collection -

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

00:00 - Introduction
00:39 - Basic functions
03:50 - Granular controls
09:27 - Looper
15:01 - Polyphony"

Doepfer POCKET DIAL SN 220929

via this auction

"POCKET DIAL is a MIDI control box with 16 endless rotary encoders. This enables a jump-less change of parameters - provided that the device or software controlled by POCKET DIAL features data feedback of the new starting data after a preset change as POCKET DIAL needs the starting values of theparameters of the new preset. Another possibility is the increment/decrement control of the parameters in question. In this case the POCKET DIAL does not "know" the absolute values of the parameters but transmits only inc/dec data to the device/software.


• 16 high quality endless rotary encoders (alpha dials), manufacturer: ALPS

• solid silver-grey metallic housing made of 1 mm steel

• measures about 25 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm (9-3/4 x 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 inch)

• black knobs, about 18 mm diameter, having a good grip

• distance between the knobs about 30 mm (from center to center)

• 4 banks that can be selected very fast via 4 buttons and blue LEDs (thus 64 "virtual" controllers are available)

• 32 presets (with 4 banks each, i.e. 128 presets altogether), selected via DIP switch at the rear panel

• program change button (as long as this buttons is pressed the encoder below no 8 transmits program change messages for fast preset changes of the unit controlled by POCKET DIAL)

• 24 detents/pulses per rotation, i.e. the data change is +/-24 per turn (if the encoder is turned slow, see acceleration)

• acceleration function, i.e. the data change increases if the encoders are turned faster

• the editor program (PC version) enables the user to program his own 128 presets. This means that you can define the function of each of the 16 controllers in your own 128 presets. You no longer depend on the factory presets! The program can be downloaded free of charge from Doepfer’s internet site.

• Uses easily available 9VDC power supply - 100 ma (NOT INCLUDED)"

Arturia MiniBrute Red

via this auction, also on Reverb

Novation Peak || Bay at Night

video upload by Mike Lewis

"Went for a more experimental and calm ambient patch this time 🌊 🦗

To get the synth patch file used in this video, you can purchase from my preset bundle here:"

Moody Prophet - Custom

video upload by Love Hultén

"Sequential Prophet 6, Hologram Microcosm and Chase Bliss MOOD MKII"

Happy Knobbing 23

video upload by moondustweb

"Happy Knobbing the german Modularmeeting in Fischbach-Weiherbach"

Above: a slideshow in via moondustweb.

Below: a walkthrough video by Wein Glas

Happy Knobbing Modular Synthesizer Meeting Fischbach 2023

video upload by Wein Glas

"This is a short tour showing the modular systems that were arranged on the Happy Knobbing 2023 in Fischbach!

The HK2023 was not only "Gearporn" or "Synthporn". It was more like "Love, Peace and Happiness" far away from a bigger city!

But much more imprtant: It was about meeting friends, talking, drinking, eating, making noises, music, techno, ...

And it became more international. So we are not just a German (and Swiss) Synth Meet anymore.

The soundtrack was made with a small 4U system you can see at the end of the video by Soundfreak (the triple EMS oscillator), Synthomas (281 and 292 quad resonant lowpass gate), Eardrill pendulum Ratchet and Kilpatrick K4816.

Thanks to Tommy and all others!"

What is a Basic Synth Voice? (Modular Synth 101 | Part 6)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!! To celebrate the holiday, I explain how to make a basic synth voice using just 4 modules (5 if you count the sequencer). Most of synthesizers on the market use this basic signal path to produce musical tones."

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

LoFi Future HDMI Glitch FX Processor - Circuit Bent HD Scaler

video upload by LoFiFuture

"Available to order here:

Its a loooong demo for this one, there are a lot of possibilities with this machine and i wanted to make sure I captured my favourite effects. Skip through the video to check out what it can do! I used a collection of stock footage for the demo running from a small media player, all in 1080p 30fps.

Based on a high quality HDMI scaler originally designed and marketed to extend the compatibility of older HD TVs installed in places like office and commercial settings. When paired with its IR remote (included optionally as they can be difficult to obtain) they can be used to scale and convert an incoming HDMI signal to different resolutions and framerates.

By default they output a 1080P 30fps signal regardless of what you input, The remote isn't a necessity at all for using this as a HDMI glitch processor but is useful if you with to change the output settings.

The unit also features a VGA input (inputs are auto detecting) so it is capable of converting and scaling an analog VGA signal too. Very useful if you want to use it with some LoFi Future VGA glitch adapters before it in the chain.

The controls have been mounted in a separate extension that is securely mounted to the case via 4 screws. This was to prevent any obstruction of the ventilation that would negatively effect the thermal performance of the unit (HD video processing gear gets warm)

12 knobs give you access to 24 different bend points. When a knob is set to 12 o'clock the effect is off, pan it either clockwise or counter clockwise to engage an effect.

When all FX are set to off it passes a completely unaffected, pixel perfect image.

Mixing them together will result in complex glitches with endless sweet spots to explore.

The 12 knobs are split into two busses of 6, the two busses can be linked via the toggle switch on the side so they all connect to the same buss or operate on 2 separate busses. This unlocks a ton more possible effect combinations!

Simple and modern setup, just HDMI in and HDMI out, easy!"

SpazeDrum Draw Waves

video upload by gotharman

"Coming in an update very soon..."

Metallic perc / resonator sound design on gotharman's LD3

video upload by Meska

"Quick metalic perc/blow/resonator sound design on the gothamran's ld3 , this more a prof concept, i will explore this more :)

with 8 insert FX you can easly prodiuce some complex feedback/blow/reonator sound, insert compressor in the path is the next step and find some cool reonator harmonics

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. "

TTMC Sequencer Card & TR-606

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

"Buchla Music Easel expander card"

Roland RS-505 Paraphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim OB-X8 Polyphonic Analog Synth w/ Original Box

via this auction

"8-voices of sublime Oberheim sound with 2 SEM OB-X-lineage VCOs Per Voice, SEM-lineage VCFs, Curtis Filters, 61-key FATAR Velocity Touch Sensitive professional keybed, OLED Display, and 400+ Presets"

Vintage ARP Odyssey Mk III 2823 Pro Serviced w/ New Sliders

via this auction

"This vintage ARP Odyssey has just been fully serviced in May 2023 by Synthchaser, the top ARP specialist - recapped, new key bushings, all new LED sliders, fully functional, tuned and calibrated, and sounding awesome! The Odyssey was ARP's answer to the Minimoog, a feature packed scaled down version of the legendary ARP 2600. This late model ARP Odyssey is equipped with the 4075 filter, a tasty 4 pole LPF found in all late model ARP synths.

The synth is in great condition. The only flaw worth mentioning is some staining on the left leather side panel (see photos). This synth comes with Orange illuminated LED sliders to complement the Orange & Black color scheme of this late model ARP. I can disable the illumination for the buyer before shipping, upon request at the time of purchase, and with the slider caps I've installed it will look very much like original.

Work just completed on the synth included:

- Synthchaser Precision LED slider upgrade - All 34 of the old original sliders have been replaced with new, smooth, high precision LED illuminated sliders. The difference in the way these sliders feel and perform compared to the originals is a huge improvement. LEDs run off their own power supply mounted inside the synth.

- Illuminated slider caps - Slider caps with a translucent plastic stripe that allows the LED illumination to shine through, while giving you something substantial to grip onto. They look and feel awesome!

- Power supply rebuilt - All tantalum and electrolytic capacitors in the power supply have been replaced, and high quality, high temperature 105 deg C capacitors have been used for the power supply filter capacitors.

- All tantalum capacitors replaced - The tantalum capacitors in ARP synths are ticking time bombs.All tantalum capacitors in this synth have been replaced with electrolytics to help provide stable operation for years to come.

- 4075 Filter Enhancement - This ARP Odyssey uses 4075 filter submodule found in all late model ARP synthesizers like the Quadra and the Omni. This filter was designed with a calculation error that limited the cutoff frequency. The 4075 filter submodule has been recapped, corrected to provide superior frequency response, and tested for proper operation in the Synthchaser custom test fixture

- Keyboard rebuild - New key bushings installed, keys removed and ultrasonically cleaned, bus bars removed and polished, key contacts cleaned and adjusted.

- Oscilloscope calibration - Calibrated & tuned using oscilloscope and frequency counter."

Working Computone Lyricon MIDI Driver, Control Voltage EWI

via this auction

"This is a working vintage Computone Lyricon Wind Driver with a built-in JL Cooper MIDI Wind Driver and a separate Eurorack Lyricon Interface module. The wind transducer was replaced by the incredible David O’Brien in 2019, and he also designed and created the Lyricon Eurorack module. This Driver is in excellent condition. I have been using Lyricons since 1981 and this is my backup Driver which has not been played often.

The Lyricon Wind Driver was the second model produced by Computone in the late ’70s/early ‘80s and is the only Lyricon that exclusively outputs control voltages (CV) to operate analog synthesizers, or even MIDI synthesizers if the CV is converted to MIDI using the rare JL Cooper MIDI Wind Driver or the Kenton Pro CV to MIDI Converter. It is incredibly flexible for controlling modular synthesizers and CV synthesizers and effects and the depth and feel of the breath transducer is unmatched by any modern wind controller.

Control Voltage outputs (9) for:

Pitch 1 (~+83 mVDC to ~+3.5 VDC)
Wind 1 (~+0.5 mVDC to ~+3.5 VDC)
Lip 1 (~0 VDC open reed to ~+10 VDC closed reed)
Pitch 2 (adjustable with Tuning and Scale sliders)
Wind 2 (adjustable with Wind 2 slider and threshold knob)
Bend Down (no bend to ~one octave down, 0 to 10 on slider)
Bend Up (no bend to ~one octave up, 0 to 10 on slider)
Windgate 1 (with slider)
Windgate 2 (with slider)
Footswitch/Remote for Octave Selection
Accessory Patch Output contains most of the above CV outputs
Additionally, the installed JL Cooper Wind Driver supplies a MIDI output on the case side next to the AC cord input, 1/4-inch input jacks for the MIDI CHORD and HOLD functions, and a series of trim pots on the back of the case.
Includes the Lyricon Wind Driver with built-in JL Cooper MIDI Wind Driver electronics, Lyricon Eurorack interface module, a printout of the Lyricon Driver manual, a printout of the JL Cooper Wind Driver manual, and AC cord.

Unit size, weight: 27” x 12” x 6”, 13.5 lbs. (68.6 cm x 30.48 cm x 13.3 cm, 6.123497 kg)"

1974 Moog Cordovox CDX-0652 “White Elephant”

via this auction

"Yes this beast is ugly but yes it works, it could use a-little cleaning. It sounds big and it has an interesting organ tone. The top section is a built in Moog Satellite which that alone goes for 800-1000$."

Elka Rhapsody 610

via this auction

Jen Sx 2000

via this auction

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Analog Synth and TR-606 Drumatix Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

OP-1 Field as an ambient machine! 💭

video upload by Andrea Marzilli

"This is a simple recipe for soundscaping with a great little machine! ✨

- Turn on an OP-1 Field
- Record 3 different synth tape tracks, then lower the pitch by an octave
- Add a long Mother reverb
- Open Ableton Live
- Add a Soundtoys Crystallizer - going into a Valhalla Supermassive
- Play random notes on the last 4 tape tracks of the OP-1 Field

But with headphones, please! 🎧"

Building A REBIRTH-338 Controller - 90's Computer Music Re imagined

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER


Follow-up: Music On 3 Vintage Imacs - REBIRTH ORCHESTRA

Roland MC-505

video upload by Isobutane


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

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