MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, June 24, 2023

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Patching@3am: Hard Sync with Maths? Kinda...

video upload by justin3am

"In this episode of Patching @ 3am, I replicate the aspects of the patch from my previous video with eurorack modules.

Follow me for more synthesizer nonsense!"

Another brief taste of The Matrix Algorithmic Composer

video upload by John L Rice

"Gear used:
Synthetic Sound Labs - 1660 The Matrix Algorithmic Composer and 1235 EG/VCA
Oakley Sound Systems - Diode Superladder Filter
Allen & Heath - MixWizard 20S
Strymon Engineering - Timeline and BigSky
Lexicon - MX400"

Amazing Effect For Playjng Live! How To Design Delay Riser

video upload by EZBOT

"Dive into the world of live music production. In this concise tutorial, you'll learn to design a compelling delay riser and gain insight on using it effectively in live performances. Master the Octatrack, enhance your sound, and elevate your live shows. Perfect for all levels - let's make music together!

Get the NEW Ultimate Octatrack FX Template 1.1.3 and the NEW Ultimate Performance Mixer 2FF 1.1.6 here with continuous updates: and here if you want a one-time download: https://www/"

Squarp HERMOD + Eurorack Sequencer Chat

video upload by MATTHS

"#MATTHS chats through his first impressions of the Squarp #Hermod + #eurorack sequencer module that has just been released."

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Unexpected sounds from FALISTRI

video upload by Frap Tools

"Vowels, fake filter sweeps, and frequency divisions: FALISTRI’s capabilities as an oscillator are way beyond its compact design!"

Yet Another Happy (Eurorack) Accident

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently found this 0HP Low Pass Gate from Mystic Circuits in a drawer and decided to build a patch around it. To be honest, I'm not 100% sure what I did but I really liked the result so I decided to share it with my subscribers. I made a couple similar videos a few years ago. There are a lot of happy accidents that happen with modular synthesizers."


Another Happy (Eurorack) Accident

"I was testing out my new IME (The Harvestman) Polivoks ADSR/VCA module (I bought it used from eBay) and somehow it evolved into this generative patch. I just recorded a couple minutes pf audio but I thought it was worth sharing.

It reminded me of this video I did back in 2016:

A Happy (Eurorack) Accident

"I rearranged my Eurorack case recently. After I was done, I tested all the modules and along the way, I came up with this patch accidentally."

Quick ‘n Raw June 24 2023

video upload by John L Rice

"Just a quick diddle with this little 5U modular synth system I had on my bench for a repair.
Yusynth Quadrature LFO to Q171+Q172 Quantizer Bank+Aid to Q157 Slew to
Chrutil / MI Plaits VCO to
Moon 526 mixer to
TC Electronic MoJo, Flashback, and Hall Of Fame effects pedals
(Quantizer clocked by the Q157"

Tasty Chips GR-1 / Analogue Solutions Impulse Command / Behringer TD-3

video upload by HanzVolt

"and some samples from the movie Dune 1984"

LoFi Future VGA FX Experimenter - Demo with three T-420 micro analog glitch processors

video upload by LoFiFuture

LoFi Future VGA FX Experimenter Basic CV Demo (No FX)
video upload by LoFiFuture

"Available to order here:

The VGA FX EXPERIMENTER is a desktop utility module that allows you to process HD VGA signals (or HDMI with some cheap converters) through your existing standard definition composite analog glitch processors.

Each channel features:

- level control

-momentary button that maxes out the level with just a press (great performance tool)

- a FX bypass switch (to bypass the FX box you have connected to that channel)

- a link button (these can link any of the RGB channels together to create interesting colour effects)

- a CV input that responds to positive CV or gate inputs to lower or mute that channel (the higher the CV signal, the lower the channel level)

Its a great way to experiment with analog HD video, just grab a couple of VGA / HDMI converter boxes and you can process HDMI video as analog signals and then convert them back to HDMI for convenience.

No need for a TBC what so ever! The sync signals on VGA are isolated on their own wires and not effected by this device at all. You can glitch as heavy as you want and it will come out as a valid signal. A game changer for VJs and live glitch artists who dont want to lug around a big video mixer, TBC or even a CRT and a Camera. All of which I have lugged in an out of taxis enough to yearn for a better solution!"

Buchla 200e and friends

video upload by Rudetee

296e Spectral processor
Northern Light Modular 2TT and 2H9
227e System Interface
256e cv Processor
Noise Engineering
Mutable Instruments Tides
Basimilus Iterates Alter
223/222e Tactil input port
1979 Stereo Micro sound processor
Dual Algo on wave x4
261e complex waveform generator
227e System Interface

Korg Polysix w Kiwisix MIDI Meticulously Refurbished by Professionals

video upload by tonetweakers

"Here’s the meticulously refurbished fine ass Korg Polysix with kiwisix midi we just sold. We’ve got another we can prepare for you too - email us! Everyones sweatin the Roland Juno-60 and Juno-106 but my iPhone autocorrects juno to junk cause it knows the Polysix is where it’s at. Comment below if you’re a p6 lover. Buy meticulously serviced vintage synths at and please sign up for our newsletter for inventory updates! Thanks for watching!"

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VEB Automatisierungsanlagen Cottbus Tiracon 6V [GDR, 1987]

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Made in 1987 in Cottbus, former East Germany. Most likely based on Korg Poly-61 with some extras. Equipped with a fully functional MIDI system (in/out/thru(!)), a simple sequencer, chord memory, patch transfer function via tape interface and a rather unuseful Autotune function, which just freezes the synth (nothing bad happens, just turn it off and on).

Typical analog-poly sound combined with total rawness and uniqueness. Surprisingly quiet, less noisy than most of my gear. Keeps in tune, although hadn't been tuned by me and in years and years generally, so there might be a tiny repetitive difference between tones. But that definitely gives it some character anyway."

Yamaha CS-80 with the ULTIMATE UPGRADE

via this auction

"Welcome to the very best Yamaha CS-80 to ever be available for sale. The very best in terms of electronic condition/calibration and capability, and certainly the one with the longest life expectancy you can find. A life expectancy longer by some decades from the other not-upgraded 'regular' CS-80s you will find around.

Why is that ? Because not only has it been fully serviced but also it has the most advanced and thorough upgrade ever to be installed in a CS-80. And very possibly never to be matched in the near nor distant future.

Vintage ARP 2600 w/ 3620 Keyboard

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 with KIWI Mod & Metal Side Panels SN 480021

via this auction

"KIWI gives you modern features in a vintage synth. The sound engine stays intact (oscillators, filters etc.), but the digital board is replaced with a totally new one. The functions you get (among others) are:

- 512 patches (as opposed to 128)
- Bend controls stored in a patch
- Two independent envelope generators
- Two independent LFO's
- Aftertouch via MIDI!
- Chord Mode
- Sophisticated Arpeggiator & Sequencer
- Pattern Generator

...any many others!"

Waldorf Microwave XT Rackmount Wavetable Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha TF1 Modules for Yamaha TX-816 Rack Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg DSM-1 Rackmount Digital Sampling Synthesizer SN 000550

via this auction

TAMA TECHSTAR TS305 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 200873

via this auction

Jomox Alpha Base Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 2021-720

via this auction

"JOMOX ALPHA BASE in Excellent shape. Includes SD Card, power supply, USB cord.
The Jomox Alpha Base is essentially a drum machine containing most of Jomox’s products. The unit was designed with simplicity in mind, and as such provides a quick and efficient workflow that most users should quickly understand. Internally, the Alpha Base consists of eleven drum synthesis instruments, affording a broad and effective sonic palette. As Jomox themselves state, this is the most versatile drum machine in their arsenal.

11 Instruments: Kick, MBrane, Hat, Clap, Rim Shot, Crash, Ride, XSample1 XSample2, FM synth
Real analog Jomox kick drum
Real analog Jomox MBrane voice
2 coupleable F-OSC for complex analog snare, percussion, bass and tom sounds ranging from 16Hz to 20kHz
2 sample based instruments with analog VCA ADSR envelope and/or HH filter
4 sample based instruments with analog VCA ADSR envelope and/or resonating multimode filter
2 sample based instruments with external sampling input and pure digital playback.
1 FM synth with 4 operators and max. 6 voices for percussive sounds.
Effects delay, reverb with send per instrument
LFOs: per instrument one LFO (MBrane 2 LFOs) with 64 wave forms
250 samples 16 Bit/48kHz in internal flash memory.
SD card slot for loading of samples."

Tek6 ๐Ÿ‘พ (Roland TR-6S, J-6, JU-06A + Pill Pedal // Erica Synths DB-01 // Arturia Keystep Pro)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"For the 94th 2-Minute video (actually it will rather be "2 x 2-Minute" ๐Ÿ˜‰), we are going for a an uplifting "melodic techno" jam, featuring the Roland JU-06A (synth chords), J-6 (synth chords), TR-6S (drums) ; Erica Synths DB-01 (Bass) ; Arturia Keystep Pro for the sequencing and live transposing parts!

The jams begins with the JU-06A playing a pattern sequenced by the Keystep Pro, where I play with the LFO rate modulating the PWM, allowing to transpose the the riff.

Then, enter the Drums with the TR-6S (only one pattern was used here with the TR-6S' internal sequencer, with probability on some sounds to add small variations ๐Ÿคฉ) and the bass part played by the DB-01 Bassline (sequenced by the Keystep Pro).

At last the J-6 is being introduced to play some plucky chords: the simple chords have been sequenced on the Keystep Pro, however I used the "Arp/Rhythmic phrase" feature of the synth to make them syncopate.

* Hardware used *
- Roland TR-6S: drums
- Roland JU-06A + Pill Pedal (triggered by the TR-6S) : synth chords
- Roland J-6: synth chords
- Erica Synths DB-01 Bassline: bass
- Arturia Keystep Pro: sequencer"


video upload by synthhaft

"Music for Eurorack, Quantum, Memotron, Guitar.
(not all instruments shown in the video)"

Hologram MICROCOSM: Looping, Glitching & Granulating the Roland JX-08

video upload by Alba Ecstasy

"All* Roland Boutiques patches ๐Ÿ‘‰
Layering three Roland JX-08 custom patches and playing a fourth through the Hologram Microcosm.
Using the Mosaic - MicroLoop effect mode and the Phrase Looper.

Endless fun and possibilities with this 'Granular Looper & Glitch Pedal'.
Using only the internal effects of the Roland JX-08 and Microcosm."


video upload by

"It's still here and we love it - so here we go again with new music :
The Wersimatic II - the previous generation of the Wersimatic 24 auto-accompaniment machine and probably familiar to fans of the Elgam Carousel, Bรถhm Solist 78, Elka Wilgamat and Godwin Drummaker 45 units.

The Wersimatic II has 4 sections on board:
Bass line tone generator
Drum machine with individual mute options
Various chord sounds
Various Arpeggiator sounds (same sounds as chords but with busier patterns)

The bass sounds great - very nice and analog.
Drum sounds are very analog - this is sound generation in its infancy - the hi-hats scare me :)
The chord and arpeggiator sounds were processed through the Digitech Synth Wah - a relatively cheap envelope follower pedal that’s a great bang for the buck.

The sounds and controls are across the board identical to the Wersimatic 24 unit as far as we can tell but the difference being the Wersimatic II was never made as a stand-alone unit - it was part of a large, double manual organ called Wersi Helios.
This particular one is unique : it has been transplanted from that organ into a smaller box with a twelve buttons acting as chord control instead of the two bottom octaves of the organ.

Special thanks to Organfairy for the rare schematics that were necessary to complete the repair : dude you f-ing rock

Vintage Audio Institute is a gear vendor and recording studio in the hills of Florence"

Additional Wersimatic II posts

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

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