MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 19, 2023

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Monday, June 19, 2023

Prophet 5 - Stereo Spread Voices (works with any synth with mono output)

video upload by Analog Prophet

"How to get stereo spread voices with a Prophet 5 or any synth with moon output."

Live Quadraphonic Mixing in Bitwig Studio

video upload by nbor

"Download the Grid device here!

Recently, I've been lucky to perform live sets in Quadraphonic audio. I developed some tools in Bitwig Studio to create animated soundscapes for four speakers. Using modulators and the FX Grid, I can create a huge variety of spatial audio patterns. However, Bitwig isn't really designed for this, so there's a few things you need to do to work around its stereo "bias." Despite the few hacks, it works really well, and sounds amazing. This video gives an overview of how to make everything work."

Juneteenth charity release - Post​-​P​/​C / HSynf​:​:​DRNY#2 by LSZ & NYZ


"LSZ and NYZ are returning with a split of new drone material for the occasion of Juneteenth, where Bandcamp donate 100% of their share to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. All income generated on our side with this split will also, now and forever, be donated to the same organization. It is the sincere hope of the two sound recordists that this music exists as a balm of comfort for escaping from a world that is far too miserable for far too many people.
Post​-​P​/​C / HSynf​:​:​DRNY#2
by LSZ & NYZ

Prior Juneteenth releases will also raise money for the NAACP:

Anyone who spends $25 or more on the Juneteenth releases, in any combination, will be emailed a bonus download code for music of our choosing as thanks.

Learn more about Juneteenth:

Learn more about the NAACP LDF:

N.B. No physical editions of Psoma 51 will be offered.
released June 19, 2023

#1 W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at White Pillar, June 10th, 2022 using the R-EW Audioholistics runoff system. Mastered by the Analog Botanist. #2 W/P and mastered by David Burraston. Recorded at Noyzelab on January 19th, 2022. Text and design by ABM&D. This is Psøma Psi Phi number ØΨΦLI. (c) + (p) David Burraston + Brian Grainger 2023. All lights observed."

ROLAND VP-330 VOCODER Plus - Handmade Miniature 1/6 scale.

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Arturia V Collection vs the Real Hardware : Part 2

video upload by Luke Million

Part 1 here

"Part 2 of having some fun comparing the Arturia V Collection to their Hardware counterparts that I own.

No processing of audio is applied except for a dash of UAD EMT 140 Plate Reverb.

1. 1983 Yamaha DX7 vs Arturia DX7 V
2. 1983 Oberheim OB-8 vs Arturia OP-XA V
3. 1971 Clavinet D6 vs Arturia Clavinet V
4. 1978 Korg MS-20 vs Arturia MS-20 V
5. 1968 Wurlitzer EP 200 vs Wurli V2"

Oberheim Matrix 1000 w/ Stereoping Controller

via this auction

Korg MS-50

via this auction

"Vintage Korg MS-50 Modular Synthesizer. This unit has been serviced and has zero issues, it tracks beautifully and is in great cosmetic condition. It has 1/V and Hz inputs to control the pitch among a plethora of building blocks. This has a different filter than the MS20 or MS10. There were not many made but there are some great demos and information online."

Buchla 208c Easel Command w/ Extras

via this auction

"Lightly used Buchla Easel Command. Includes:

USB-A MIDI Host Expander (installed)
208 Toolbox (DIY assembled by me) and BOB expander (unassembled kit)
Original packaging and documents
1x TINI Cable
Plenty of shorting bars (8 total) and banana cables (21 total of various lengths)"

Nord Micro Modular Virtual Modular Synth w/ Manual & 2nd Edition Wizoo Guide

via this auction

Just another lovely sounding Super 6 Pad

video upload by Crybo Synth Sounds

"No effects added, just the majestic sound of this lovely sounding synth.

You can buy a soundpack for the Super 6 and other lovely synths here:"

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: 2 Box Jam

video upload by SynthAddict

"2 OP-Z units synced to create a live DnB hybrid jam."

EKO Ekosynth P15 - Ultra Rare Italian Synth Gem!

video upload by Carambolage

"This is the demo of an ultra-rare and very simple, but fantastic-sounding and inspiring little Italian monophonic synth from the late 1970s – EKO Ekosynth P15!

All sounds in this demo created with Eko P15 only (except the drums, which is Roland CR-78)."

Venta ELE-10 synth plays Photographic (Depeche Mode Cover)

video upload by Carambolage

This is the first post to feature the VENTA ELE-10.

"Cover song of Photographic played on the ultra-rare plastic Lithuanian 90s toy synth VENTA ELE-10 (also known as Norma ELE-10 or Elektronika EM-18).

- -
Instruments used:
Korg KR-55B (drums) + Behringer System 100m (bass) + Venta ELE-10 (everything else). - -

Still images used in the video were taken outside the actual VENTA factory building (now repurposed) in Vilnius. I bought the synth several years ago on the other side of the street of the factory from a guy who worked in the factory through the 80s & 90s. He still lived in the same flat next to the factory at the time when I bought it. The synth was almost like new, very well preserved, in original packaging. However the output sound was a noisy and the keys were not responding properly. After some maintenance I got it working and after several years of owning it I decided to make a demo of it by covering Depeche Mode's Photographic – one of their songs I like the most. Enjoy!"

Formanta Maestro & Roland CR-78 Demo

video upload by Carambolage

"All sounds generated on Formanta Maestro synth (except percussion, which is Roland CR-78).
No midi, all sounds played by hand on Maestro. Multitrack recording + some FX in a DAW."

Formanta Maestro Demo (dry sound / checking all the fuctions)

video upload by

"Designed by Vladimir Kuzmin (the engineer who created the famous Polivoks synthesizer). Manufactured at Ural Vector Factory, Soviet Union, sometime in the late 80s."

Interesting pitch bend.

How To Make 10 Mono Synth Lead Patches From Scratch [10 + 1 Step by Step]

video upload by LeSynth

"Follow along to learn how I program synthesizer lead patches.

00:00 - Introduction
01:10 - Sweet Triangle Patch
02:43 - Blinding Saw Patch
04:23 - Feeling Synced Patch
06:42- French Brass Patch
08:44 - Acid State Patch
10:06 - Gentle Flute Patch
12:17- PWM Station Patch
12:09 - Heavy Sync Patch
13:49 - Retro Strings Patch
15:48 - Bored Canadian Patch
18:48 - Replicant Alley Patch
21:08 - Bonus All Dressed Patch"

Desk Jam No. 2

video upload by Slightly Nasty

"Slighty Nasty Modular and very crusty tape echo.

Felt like doing something a little more primitive this week. Ping-pong tape echo from the Akai 4000DB and some very worn-out tape, all sounds coming from the modular patch."

Wersi CX-5 12 Bit Drum Machine

video upload by hi there its me

Note this video is from 2019. The listing below is for another. This is the first video of one to be featured on the site. BTW, if you saw this post earlier, that post was lost in an edit. This is a new post. Also see the update in this post for some additional info on the Wersivoice fx cards.

"Vintage drum computer fully programmable
- recorded thru stereo out with preset pan and pad volume
- no effects added
- 8-10bit (?) sound, full pitch with beautiful digital artefacts when playing lower notes
- one analog Sound (Synth Tom)"

via this auction

"German drum machine from the 80s.

very comprehensive and great sounding, in the like of classics like the Oberheim DMX, Sequential Circuis DrumTraks or LinnDrum.

There are 26 sound including one analog synth drum.

You get 8 seperate outputs, midi, tape, sync and a connector to plug drum pads to trigger the sounds.

But most of all there is the fader that enables global control of the pitch.

It’s a nightmare to program but you can simply plug a midi keyboard, pad or computer and you can play the 26 instruments, with velocity.

Unit was serviced and is fully operational."

Top 3 Favorite Modulation Sources Picked by Our Pals Omri Cohen, Stazma, and The Unperson.

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Modulation is one of the most important aspects of a modular synthesizer: it's what makes your sounds move and change over time. It's the way that you take control of your sounds. It's the way you bring sounds to life.

So picking the right modulation sources for your music is critical—but there are a LOAD of options out there. We reached out to a few of our friends to hear what THEIR favorite modulation sources are, and how they use them in their music...and this video is what they had to say.

The gear from the video:
Omri's pick—Malekko Voltage Block:
Stazma's pick—Tiptop Buchla 266t:
The Unperson's pick—Make Noise Maths:

Read more about the gear in the video on our blog, Signal:

Intro with Wes 00:00
Omri Cohen's Pick 01:26
Stazma's Pick 06:55
The Unperson's Pick 12:46
Outro with Wes 17:40"

"Resonator network", Preset for Gotharman's LD3

video upload by Meska

"Since the last update and the posibility to modulat the SPAN parameter of the resonant EQ, i make a preset, with 7resonant EQ in series i build a resonator network.
The exiter is noise burst, prodiuce by the clap oscilator models going in to a bandpassfilter.
You can change the sound prodiuce with the folowing knob:
knob 1 : exiter filtering
Knob 2 : attaque of exiter

Knob 4 : feedback of resonator
Knob 5 : Attaque of the filtering envelop

Morph: resonator geometrie

DL the preset here :
(preset O60, end of the preset list, scroll up )"

What is Modulation? (Modular Synth 101 | Part 9)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"For the next episode in this introduction to modular synth, I take a closer look at modulation. Everyone always talks about it, but what is it? Modulation is simply using a signal to control another signal. It's a simple concept but it puts the fun in modular synthesis."

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

Meeting An Experimental Music Instrument Designer - Lomond Campbell

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"A lovely week up in Fort William Scotland! with @lomondcampbell3615"

Melodicer vs. Black Sequencer - one or both?

video upload by John Schussler

"I haven't spent much time with the Erica Synths Black Sequencer, and I noticed in a thread the other day somebody mentioning it serving as a substitute for the Vermona Melodicer.

Say what? I have a Melodicer, and it's the cat's meow. Can it really be supplanted by the Erica Synths offering?

They're big modules, so it's worth asking the question. Which is what you have asking the question of whether I keep both or just one.

Source VCO is an Acid Rain Chainsaw. No envelope, just the output gates from the sequencer’s going to a Bard tube LPG.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Vermona
02:21 Black Sequencer
10:29 Tiebreaker"

Oberheim OB-X8 w/ OB-Xa/OB-8 Style Blue Pin Stripe Overlay

via this auction

"Comes as if it were straight from Oberheim factory with one awesome addition, a black and blue synth overlay to give those true 80s oberheim vibes! The synth overlay is merely resting on top under the knobs, not permanent by any means and easily changeable for whatever your needs may be. An absolute killer synth that oozes Oberheim tone for days."

Roland JX-3P Synthesizer w Programmer PG200 SN 340683

via this auction

Roland System 100M Module 132 Mixer SN 260954 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Roland System 100M Module 112 Dual VCO SN 132478 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Solina String-Ensemble Mk2 Mono Version SN 0135363

via this auction

Intersting pic of the top open.

"Vintage Solina String-Ensemble Mk2 synthesizer, the mono version and for many the best version of the series. The synth is working fine and sounds wonderful! The service manual and even the spare fuses are sitting untouched under the lid.

Cosmetically it’s in very good condition too. There are some small scratches and little wear and tear, the wooden case has some signs of use, but overall it’s a nice example. Please check the photos for a good impression of the condition.

It’s a 220v version and the serial number is: 0135363."

Wersivoice FM76 & Wersi WV30 Wersivoice Rotor/String Effect Cards

Wersivoice FM76 video upload by hi there its me

"Vintage Chorus/Vibrato from the late 70s
- demonstrated with Ableton's Operator (Sine/Squarewave)
- no effects added
- beautiful to warm up your digital synths
- also works great with guitars, vocals..."

Note the video above is not for the listing below and it actually uses a different card. See the update from Ohm Studio below. There were different versions of the PCBs used by Wersi. Read on for details.

via this auction

"These WV30 rotor/string cards are used and tested from a Wersi Arcus and are suitable for all CD range organs. Not suitable for any DX range organs."

Update: I asked Ohm Studio if this was the same model card used in his custom design. He replied: "It’s not the same pcb I use or used in the Wersivoice FM76 above (the only standalone manufactured model they made). It’s from a more recent design and uses different bucket brigade devices, Panasonic MN3004 instead of the Philips TDA1022 used in the Wersivoice, Bohm and most of the Italian string synths and organs from the late 70s on (the Farfisa effect I built was also designed around those).

Earlier ensemble fx used TCA350 BBDs like the Eminent Solina, Logan string melody, Crumar Stringman etc.

American and Japanese designs tended to use Panasonic (Roland used the MN300x a lot. Like in Juno choruses too).

I never really notice a real difference in sound between those BBDs IF the circuit is more or less similar and based on the Solinas, ie using 3x BBDs modulated by 2 lfos, one at 6hz and one at 0,6hz.

Roland ensemble fx do sound very different than the rest, but IMO it’s not because of the uses of Panasonic BBDs but because of the circuit design that is not based on the classic eminent design.

I do think however that the Bohm Phasing rotor and the Wersivoice are the lushest you can get (except, most probably for Jurgen Haible Triple Chorus, which unfortunately I never had a chance to hear. From what I've read the Bohm was a huge influence in his design).

So to make a long story short: no it’s not the same but I’m quite sure it would sound nice because it looks like it’s the classic design."

Custom Made Wersi Wersivoice Ensemble FX on Roland Juno 106

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"Very quick demo of a custom built Wersi Wersivoice analog triple chorus i'm selling just to showcase once again how lush these boxes sound and how they transform any synth in a great string synth.
I adressed the Wersivoice and it's cousin the Böhm Phasing Rotor in more lengthy and detailed videos [posted here] if you're curious about these units."

Behringer Introduce BODE FREQUENCY SHIFTER 1630 in Eurorack Format

video upload by Behringer

"Expand your setup with an authentic recreation of the famous module from the ‘70s made with state-of-the-art circuitry including a voltage-controlled beat frequency quadrature oscillator.

List Price: $149 (in stock and immediately shipping from our factory)"


"Shift into high gear and get ready for that drop because the BODE FREQUENCY SHIFTER 1630 from Behringer is here! Expand your setup with an authentic recreation of the famous module from the ‘70s made with state-of-the-art circuitry including a voltage-controlled beat frequency quadrature oscillator. The BODE FREQUENCY SHIFTER just might be the piece you need to fill out that empty slot in your setup.

Ready for Any Signal

The BODE FREQUENCY SHIFTER accurately shifts the entire frequency spectrum of any input signal from -5 to +5 kHz. Simply plug in any audio source and start turning the giant knob to lower or raise the frequency. The amount of shift can also be varied with the Scale knob which lets you switch between linear or exponential control.


Additional controls on the BODE FREQUENCY SHIFTER include a variable threshold squelch which minimizes carrier bleed-through and can be used to creatively alter the input signal’s characteristics. Up to three control voltages can also plugged in, as well as up to four output signals.

TTMC Sequencer Card , PIONEER H-R99 8-Track tape deck

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

SynthCone Splitter mini пример работы с CV сигналом

video upload by SynthCone

"Пример работы Splitter mini с CV сигналами.
Все происходит точно так же как с аудио сигналом. Во входы сплиттера подаются управляющие сигналы которые мы можем посылать в другие синтезаторы, деля и складывая эти сигналы. Можно управлять глубиной модуляции.
Аппарат получит своё достойное место в сетапе!!!

You can buy all of these synths from the SynthCone store on the Boosty website. Write to me in all possible social networks, I will answer your questions."

"An example of how Splitter mini works with CV signals.
Everything happens exactly the same as with the audio signal. The splitter inputs are fed with control signals that we can send to other synthesizers by dividing and adding these signals. You can control the modulation depth.
The device will get its rightful place in the setup!!!

You can buy all of these synths from the SynthCone store on the Boosty website. Write to me in all possible social networks, I will answer your questions."

Bastl SoftPop 2 - Pop or Pixel?!

video upload by Stazma

00:00 Intro
01:13 Basic architecture
04:19 The "Sequencer"
05:47 Weirder sound features
07:49 It's a jam machine w/ Elektron AR MkII
11:17 More jam and more patching
13:03 More on the cycling envelope
15:01 Trying toi make softer sounds
17:20 It's also a CV controled "FX pedal"
20:39 FX + synth at the same time
22:40 It can also bubble on it's own!
23:32 End talk

ASM Hydrasynth - Sound Bank '79 - Vintage Patches

video upload by Polydata

"A bank of 50 patches for the ASM Hydrasynth drawing inspiration from synthesizer sounds found in documentaries and library music from the late 70’s and early 80’s. The goal was to squeeze as much analog juice out of this synth as possible, primarily working within the constraints of synthesizers of that era. Making these patches took quite some work, but I didn't want to stop until the sounds really embodied the tone and feel of vintage synths.

These patches are made for instant inspiration. I spent a lot of time creating these so you can just turn on the synth and get to work. They sound great on their own, or you can use them as a starting point to tweak for any scenario.


Roland S-1 Editor and Soundbank, Soundgenerator

video upload by mller30161

Roland S-1 Synth User Soundbank - Demo Sound - Presets made with S-1 Editor- VST and Standalone

"You can buy it on my homepage:
Price: 6,90 € / $ 7
Here are my Midi Editor and Soundbank for the Roland AIRA Compact S-1 Tweak Synth.
The Roland S-1 Editor gives you direct access from the DAW to the S-1 parameters,
allowing you to integrate it into the DAW project.

You can save and reload your sounds, so you can create a sound library of Sounds.
If you need new ideas you can use the 7 different random function (Each synth section has its own random function).

Editor Features:
- Complex sound changes can be made easily and quickly
- All controllers can be automated
- X-Y modulation of all parameters
- Random function for each S-1 Synth section
- You can use your S-1 Synth as a sound module in the DAW
- You can create Soundbanks and insert the sounds into different patterns of the S-1
- Direct access to hidden parameters
- Good overview of all sound parameters
- GUI size can be adjusted as required (zoom)
- Includes a Soundbank with over new 90 Sounds

The Editor are available for:
PC: As VST2 and Standalone for 32bit and VST2, VST3 and Standalone for 64bit Windows.
MAC: As VST2, VST3, AU and Standalone, compatible with MAC Intel and Silicon."

PGH Pittsburgh Modular Taiga Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Tales from the Hedge no.2 (as dusk falls mix) 2 synth ambient jam with Roland Sh-01 Gaia and SH-101

video upload by

"A little piece I recorded for the Hardware Jams weekend challenge - two box jam.
After all the gorgeous sunshine, it was raining on the day I had some time free for jamming in the woods. I waited and waited until it finally stopped and I managed to get a relatively dry session in as the sun set and dusk fell.
I missed getting footage of the small herd of 6 fallow deer that were my audience for my practice takes, they moved on as the mist came in across the field.

Roland Sh-01 Gaia into Boss RV5 reverb
Roland SH101 into Boss DD6 delay
Synths synced by Midronome
Roland Street Cube Ex amp
Tascam DR40 audio recorder

Composed and performed by Keith Sutton
18th June 2023"

Make Noise Shared System (Woggle Bug - QPAS - Echophon - Erbeverb) & Ableton Air

video upload by

"Web Site Article
Generative Sequencer: Ableton Air (
Synth: Make Noise Shared System (Wogglebug - QPAS - Echophon - Erbeverb)"

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

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