MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 5, 2023

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Monday, June 05, 2023

OB-6 vs OB-X8: is the new Oberheim really worth $5000?

video upload by Miles Away

"Synthesizer comparison and shoot out of the new Oberheim OB-X8 against the Sequential OB-6. Which one should you buy? How do they compare for vintage and modern synth sounds?

Get my custom synth patches:

0:00 - intro talking
0:52 - sound comparison
1:25 - oscillators
7:45 - filters
15:02 - modulation
24:39 - stereo spread
26:11 - arp, glide and unison
27:52 - unique features on OB-6
30:34 - unique features on OB-X8
33:44 - final verdict, which one should you get?"

Update: you can find additional comparisons in previous posts here.

Synapse Audio DUNE3 - "Space Explorations" (50 Presets)

video upload by LFOstore

"This soundset is dedicated to the vast expanses of the outer space, with its variety of planets, asteroids, comets and other celestial bodies.

These 50 exclusive presets were created by the LFO Store’s leading sound designer, Otto K. Schwarz, and offers amazing multi-layered soundscapes, including soft, bright and soulful pads, luscious space leads, fantasy plucks, flowing arpeggios, addictive atmospheres, unusual effects and much more!

Each preset has modulation wheel assigned (and most expression- and velocity-assigned as well) and allows you to modulate and customize the sounds deeply, to the needs of your own musical works. These sounds are suitable for both studio work and live performances, and may be used in the different styles of music - ambient, new age, cinematic, electronic dance music and so on.

Join us on this spectacular journey through the world of cosmic soundscapes! Use your favourite software DUNE 3 synthesizer to let your musical compositions reach a new quality level!


♫ The presets are royalty-free.

♫ In this soundset you will find 50 ready-to-use presets: 10 ARPs, 3 Atmospheres, 2 FXes, 10 Leads, 15 Pads and 10 Plucks.

♫ Installation instructions are inside the pack.

Please check other products for DUNE 3 and other software synthesizers (Xfer SERUM, Reveal Sound SPIRE, u-He ZEBRA & HIVE2):

May the Force & Inspiration be with you!

DEMO Timeline:
00:00 Intro
00:30 Pads
05:09 Leads
07:44 ARPs
10:02 Plucks
12:03 Atmospheres
12:51 Outro"

Dark eurorack loop #1 w. OTO Bim & Bam

video upload by Meska

"Juste a quick eurorack patch, with oto bim and bam as delay and reverbe.
looking for dark ambient on my next project.

Thank you for watching.
My name is Meska of the statik collective . I've been making mostly "dark and expƩrimental" 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 ;)"

Ultimate Performance Mixer w/ Sample Playback 1.1.5 // Push 3 is Here..

video upload by EZBOT

"In this stream, I will be showing off my newest template, The Ultimate Octatrack Template 2FF 1.1.5. This template has 8 new effects you won't find in the Ultimate FX Template as well as 2 sample tracks for stereo sample playback. Watch the stream and learn more! We will also be checking out the Push 3 and discussing it's value in the Elektron ecosystem.

I love teaching the Elektron workflow (among other gear) so please don't hesitate to step up your game with 1-on-1 online lessons, plus you get to keep an HD recording afterwards. It's a load of fun:

Get the NEW Ultimate Octatrack Template 2FF 1.1.5 here with continuous updates:

Get the NEW Ultimate Octatrack FX Template 1.1.3 here with continuous updates: and here if you want a one-time download: https://www/"

Mesmerized 200

video upload by Todd Barton

What Does a LFO Do? (Modular Synth 101 | Part 7)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"This is episode 7 of the Modular Synth 101 series. Today, I take a closer look at Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs). This is the component that is most often used to modulate other parameters in the synthesizer."

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

Truffles Overview and Tutorial

video upload by Omri Cohen

"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 -

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00:00 - Introduction
00:39 - Basic functions
04:06 - Controls
07:12 - Send and Return
12:05 - Example"

2010s Reon Driftbox Tabletop Synth SN AJ-221A

via this auction

"Boutique-style desktop analog synth with MIDI connectivity. The Reon Driftbox R MIDI Analog Synthesizer is a dual-voice synthesizer with a dedicated MIDI key trigger button. Handcrafted in Osaka, Japan; the Reon Driftbox combines authentic analog circuitry with a simple and intuitive layout. With two powerful VCOs you can create a wide array of sounds from distorted basslines to crunchy synth leads. The wide range of controls truly puts you in the driving seat when it comes to sculpting tones and more. The VCOs range from 0.1 - 10kHz with precision knobs for dialing in the required frequency. This compact yet versatile synth is capable of cross-modulation and creating complex sounds. The semi-modular design provides you with a wide range of connections including a variety of CV inputs and a MIDI input."

Waldorf Microwave XT Rack Mount Wavetable Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Midibox Sammich SID (Commodore 64 synthesizer)

via this auction

"Midibox Sammich SID (commodore 64 synth), comes with two authentic 8580 chips and I'll throw in an extra pair of SwinSID chips in case you want to try those. The ASID playback feature is especially fun!

All green LEDs light up and work. Bright OLED display"

Roland V-Synth XT Synthesizer Version 2 w/ VC-1 D-50 & VC-2 Vocal Designer

via this auction

Vintage Synth Brochures

video uploads by Ian Waugh
Roland TR-808 & TB-303 Brochures (Circa 1981) - A Quick Look At Vintage Roland Leaflets
ARP Synthesizer Brochure 1978 - ARP 2600, Odyssey, Axxe, Avatar, Sequencer And More
Roland System 700 Brochure (1978) - Full Scans And Details Of This Modular Behemoth
Korg Vintage Instruments Brochure 1984
3 EMS Vintage Synth Leaflets - Do You Know Them All?
Roland 1984 Brochure - Vintage Synthesizers šŸ˜²

Halloween - 80s synth TV series theme version

video upload by Espen Kraft

Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS

GForce Oddity3 - Sound Bank '79

video upload by Polydata

"Drawing from the earliest days of polyphonic synthesizers, Sound Bank ‘79 for the GForce Oddity 3 finds its inspiration in synthesizer music found in documentaries and library music from the late 70’s and early 80’s.

A bank comprised of 30 patches for instant inspiration. The goal was to highlight the raw analog tone and organic behavior of this instrument, primarily working within the constraints of the original ARP Odyssey, adding polyphony where it enhanced the patch. It would be wrong to view this as another basic vintage mono synth - this instrument has a feature set that can create unique and beautiful tones. With the updated enhancements and options like the 3 historic filter revisions, the possibilities are vast and the tone is excellent.


After payment, you will receive the file in your email within 24 hours. Recorded with no external processing - what you hear is all from the plug-in.


How Bata Make's Electronic Music

video upload by Bata

"Going over my whole setup briefly. This is probably the most detailed studio tour/setup description I'll do unless I start a patreon or something and need extra videos. I don't mention a lot of the random gear like outboard compressors, EQs, etc just the things I'm most commonly using in my videos. If you have questions feel free to ask in the comments but I won't be writing very long replies so try to keep the questions simple."

Jam from this video:

Big Jam with Modular Synth, Akai MPC X, and Analog Synths (5)

"5U Modular (, STG Soundlabs, Synthetic Sound Labs)
Akai MPC X
Nord Wave
Moog Source
Behringer 2600 (ARP 2600 clone)
Behringer Pro-1 (Sequential Circuits Pro One clone)
Xoxbox (Roland TB-303 clone)
Korg Mono/Poly
Korg Delta
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 mk1
Yamaha CS-15
Boss HC-2 Handclapper"

GlakGlikGluk SpaceShip Synthesizer I & II

video upload by GlakGlikGluk

"SpaceShip Synthesizer I adalah Modul Synthesizer dengan 8 Parameter Analog yaitu PITCH, SWEEP, MODE, LFO ,DECAY ,INTENSITY ,NOISE PAN ,VOLUME sebagai kontrolnya dan di lengkapi Modulation Delay dengan 4 Parameter Analog yaitu Delay ,Repeat ,LFO , Mix
Modul ini hanya pelengkap ritem komposer sebagai sound FX dengan tombol pemicu, sensor getar, dan jack input pemicu
Modul ini dihubungkan langsung ke amplifier Gitar / Keyboard / Mixer melalui jack 6,5 mm
Modul bertegangan DC 9V / 500mA
Mono Audio Output
Input Trigger Max 5v
#diysynthesizer #synthesizer #synthdiy"


"SpaceShip Synthesizer I is a Synthesizer Module with 8 Analog Parameters namely PITCH, SWEEP, MODE, LFO, DECAY, INTENSITY, NOISE PAN, VOLUME as controls and complete with Modulation Delay with 4 Analog Parameters namely Delay, Repeat, LFO, Mix
This module simply complements rhythm composers as sound FX with trigger buttons, vibration sensors, and trigger input jacks
This module plugs directly into a Guitar amplifier / Keyboard / Mixer via a 6.5mm jack
Module voltage DC 9V / 500mA
Mono Audio Output
Input Trigger Max 5v
#diysynthesizer #synthesizer #synthdiy"

SpaceShip Synthesizer II

"SpaceShip Synthesizer II adalah Modul Synthesizer dengan 7 Parameter Analog yaitu PITCH, SWEEP, MODE, LFO ,DECAY ,INTENSITY ,VOLUME sebagai kontrolnya dan di lengkapi Delay dengan 4 Parameter Analog yaitu Delay ,Repeat ,Lowpass , Mix" Googlish:

"SpaceShip Synthesizer II is a Synthesizer Module with 7 Analog Parameters namely PITCH, SWEEP, MODE, LFO , DECAY , INTENSITY , VOLUME as controls and is equipped with Delay with 4 Analog Parameters namely Delay , Repeat , Lowpass , Mix"

Ambient Textures In the Park With Microfreak 5.0

video upload by Perplex On

"The recent update for the Microfreak added sample playback and granular machines, perfect for creating interesting sonic textures. A great opportunity to dust off mine, load some custom samples and play with them in the park. What you hear is just the Microfreak and added reverb (Rymdigare). Enjoy."


video upload by LESINDES

"Processing an ELKETRON DIGITAKT pattern
with 6 instruments track by track with different
algorithms and filters of ELEKTRON ANALOG
HEAT Mk. II distorsion processor.
In the frirst part you the single tracks processed
one by one while the rest of the arrangement is
recorded in its original sound.
In the end all processed tracks are tacked and mixed
in DAW.
Have fun!

00:00 Intro
00:11 Arpeggio
02:19 Kick
04:16 Snare
06:14 Fill
08:11 808
10:09 Hihat
12:07 All Tracks
14:10 Credits"

Elektron Machinedrum UW electro jam BRR sinewaves

video upload by

"Quick electro jam with the MD UWmkII. Spring reverb is from a vintage roland mixer which is also controlling the levels(that's why I couldn't hear the RY machine at one part). Love the sound of the sinewave generator with the BRR effect on - screen masked in the edit for clarity."

2023/06 - Norns Dub

video upload by Stereoping

"Summer tunes warmup. The Monome Norns running the beautiful 'RAINDROPS' script is sent through a DIY-PCB Juno-6 Chorus with Stereo-mod. The Norns is intentionally not temposynced and accompanied by a modded Alesis HR-16 which makes funny things when one of the Voice Eproms is removed. The HR-16's audio runs through a Yamaha CS-5 lowpass into a DIY Axoloti-based effects unit with lots of knobs for realtime tweaking Reverb/Delay and a little granulizer. The HR-16's midiclock drives a Volca Drum with Midi-Out-mod. The Volca's sequencer's Midinotes (incl. probablitiy and ratchetings) are converted by a little DIY Midi-box into the suitable notes for the Solin8 (starting at 3:10), a cheap 8bit-glitch teensy-based WAV-Drumsounds-Player with downsampling faders. "


video upload by Vintage Audio Institute Italia

"The Italian term to describe this synth would be blasonato:
Someone so noble they have a their own coat of arms.

we give you the Yamaha CS60 :
45 kilos of heavy duty Japanese build quality.
We just couldn't pass this one on although it's not typically the machine of our choice it sounds incredible.
Put on your headphones and you'll get it.
The range of sounds you get out of this synth seems frankly endless and the general interaction with an important instrument always makes us want to sell all our other machines and just keep this one instead.
We have to think about this - meanwhile it's going to a Yamaha CS-series specialised repair man for a new ribbon control and a general calibration since it's never been tuned or serviced in its 45 year old life - also kind of incredible - the build-quality is insane.
We got two drummers in this video: first songs are backed up by the elusive CRB Computer Drums (the drum section from the Computer Band 2000) and the second half of the video the rhythm unit is the EKO Ritmo 20.
Both machines have individual sound options - mute switches on the Computer Drums and volumes on the EKO Ritmo 20.

More videos with these two will go up soon so subscribe if this is your thing and follow us on Instagram for first dibs vintage gear sales and much more."

5U Modular Synthesizer Patch (8) [Take 2]

video upload by Bata

"Very fun patch so I did some extra video.

Long Version -
Short Version -

Module List-
Q105 Slew Limiter
Q106 Oscillator (x3) with soft sync aid
Q107 State Variable Filter
Q109 Envelope Generator (x2)
Q112 4 Channel Mixer
Q116 Ring Modulator
Q118 Instrument Interface
Q119 Sequential Controller
Q124 Multiples
Q125 Signal Processor
Q128 Switch
Q130 Clipper/Rectifier
Q137 Power
Q147 Distributor
Q155 Curver (Curver, VCA, Slope Detector, VC Inverter)
Q157 SH++ (Sample and Hold, LFO, Clock Divider, Noise, Lag, Decay EG)
Q171 Quantizer Bank
Q179 Envelope++ (Multifunction module with looping envelopes/lfo/sequencer/gate delay/quantizer)
Some discontinued Midi interface module

STG Soundlabs-
Wave Folder
Signal Amplifiers

Synthetic Sound Labs-
Tap Tempo LFO"

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

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