MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 26, 2023

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Introducing the KORG opsix SE and SE Platinum

video upload by Korg

One week after the Wavestate SE and SE Platinum were announced, Korg introduces the opsix SE and SE Platinum. Curious if we will see the modwave next week. Note the Wavestate SE is currently listed on Korg's Reverb site for $1999, and the Platinum edition for $2199. The new opsix SE and SE Platinum, however, are not yet listed on Korg's Reverb site.

video description:

"opsix SE is a digital synth like no other. With a premium all-metal design, 61-keys, and aftertouch, it unlocks a new world of sonic capabilities. Building on the expansive sound engine in the original opsix, opsix SE enhances it with increased polyphony and voicing, resulting in a synthesizer created for superior performance and precise control.

opsix SE is also available in a Limited Edition Platinum finish. Both versions ship in a dedicated hard case, including space for cables and a sustain pedal."

Korg OPSIX SE — more than just an FM synthesizer!

video upload by BoBeats

00:00 Unboxing & Sound demos
03:05 What is actually new?
06:23 Making a quick song demo
09:10 "Can't I just buy a VST instead?"
09:45 More sound demos
11:48 Pro Musician Tries Korg Opsix SE
16:23 More than just an FM synthesizer (Altered FM explained)
22:56 Making a patch from scratch

"The Ultimate Union of Power and Performance

opsix SE is a digital synth like no other. With a premium all-metal design, 61-keys, and aftertouch, it unlocks a new world of sonic capabilities. Building on the expansive sound engine in the original opsix, opsix SE enhances it with increased polyphony and voicing, resulting in a synthesizer created for superior performance and precise control.

The opsix Operator Mixer simplified FM synthesis for the first time, making it not just comprehensible but also controllable. With the addition of extra synthesis capabilities and programming, it offered a more efficient workflow and an even richer sound.

The opsix SE takes this even further. It is equipped with Korg's premium 61-key natural-touch keyboard, complete with aftertouch, delivering the exceptional tactile experience expected from Korg's flagship workstations. With a sleek, robust metal body, it's built for both the intensity of live gigs and the precision of studio sessions. The metallic knobs are optimally weighted for effortless adjustments. Underneath its exterior, the opsix SE boasts an incredible capacity of 80 stereo voices of polyphony.

The opsix SE arrives preloaded with hundreds of sounds enhanced for aftertouch control. Moreover, it is fully compatible with the sounds and samples from both the original opsix and the opsix Native software, including numerous high-quality libraries.

The limited color model, wavestate SE Platinum, is released at the same time as the wavestate SE. The Platinum edition features the same 61 keys with aftertouch and comes with a hard case as the wavestate SE, while the premium silver aluminum panel and stainless steel side panels, which are only available on this special model, create an overwhelming presence on stage and in the studio.

Also included is an original sticker with the KORG logo. The wavestate SE Platinum is available in limited quantities, so be sure to get yours soon."

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Jam From Scratch

video upload by SynthAddict

"Expressive E Osmose and Boss RC-505 looper.
I had some flubs here and there, but hey it’s live looping with no re-dos. :-)"

ESK - Tom Oberheim SEM + Sequencer

video upload by Metunar

"Playing the Tom Oberheim SEM Synthesizer with a Sequencer (Doepfer A-155, A-154).
There are some effects from the Elektron Digitone (Chorus, Delay, Reverb).
I made 4 sequences with the SEM in this video."

Sequential Pro 3 and Eventide Eclipse

video upload by Michael Sagov

"Tried to recreate classic Eventide shimmer effect on Eventide Eclipse
as no shimmer effect out of the box in Eclipse
i used 4 revers plex delay and diffchorus
just small jam to check shimmer effect, no musical content
delay and compression on top"

2012 by ThorF

New release from supporting member, ThorF

"This album is all written, programmed and recorded in Reason. The years 2010-2012. It's all soft synths and drum samples."

NINJA SCROLL 獣兵衛忍風帖“龍宝玉篇”: Shigure's Theme & Jubei's Theme / Kitaro 喜多郎 COVER

video upload by ltpstan

"A 700FS & 800DV cover on the 2 songs I have been hearing for a long time.
Using the 800DV lead for improvising and solo."

Sequential Pro3 17Steps;[ a sequencer jam]

video upload by TiNy_SiLVeR_HaMMeRS

"jamming a sequence on @SequentialLLC #pro3! i just love this #synthesizer and its #sequencer definitly one of my favorites that i own. #sequentialcircuits #synthmusic #synthpatchers #pro3 #sequencial #ambientmusic #synths #davesmithinstruments #davesmith"

Ross T Pointillist Drone in Logic

video upload by Ross Totino

"Pointillist Drone in Logic Pro
Timbre comprised of 21 partials, first sine waves fading into square waves @ 1:56
Partials generated by Logic Test Oscillator
Each partial level independently modulated by Logic random stepped LFO
Each partial independently panned by Logic Tremolo
Automation applied to modulation plugins
Bass drum by Cyclone Analogic Drum Drone"

Lo Hi Track

video upload by Todd Barton

"My Patreon"

30% Off Giorgio Sancristoforo Summer Synth Bundle


"The bundle: Compusynth400 Bento Ongaku Berna3 Points&Lines Gleetchlab2021 Quadrivium Substantia 30% off from the price."

Getting Started with Eurorack (Modular Synth 101 | Part 10)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"This is the final episode in this 101 series. This one focuses on getting started in Eurorack. If you want to start experimenting with modular, follow these 6 easy steps...

Intro - 0:00
1) Get a Semi-modular Synths - 0:24
2) Understand Cases & Power - 1:11
3) Use - 3:00
4) Build Your System - 3:57
5) Avoid 1U Modules - 4:55
6) Have Fun - 5:46"

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

DIY passive A/B switch

video upload by Meska

"Quick demo of a realy simple and passive A/B switch , use for A/B comparaison of 2 stereo signal. this realy help to have better idea of what this moduls add, even if the change are small , like here :)

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.

You can stream my albums and EPs at

If you'd like to support the channel​ consider buying music from bandcamp ;)"

Motorsynth firmware 1.2 - it's a whole new synth

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"@GamechangerAudio 's #Motorsynth MK1 got a sizeable #firmwareupdate some time ago, and so far, no one talked about that. Until now! :-) This video brushes the most important new features like arpeggiator, #sequencer, motion recording, audio processing and shows all the key presses necessary to use them.

00:00 hello
00:37 what is a Motorsynth?
01:10 new amp envelopes
02:22 new filter envelopes
03:18 cross modulation options
04:31 arpeggiator
07:11 all new sequencer
09:04 motion recording
10:03 extended audio input processing
10:57 wait, there's more
11:51 sound demo (with MPC One for drums and effects)
13:51 summary, what's good, what's worth expanding on"

Lo Fi, but it's all Motorsynth (and MPC One for drums)

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"This video is an appetizer for a longer video walking through the new Motorsynth firmware, coming later today. This is Motor Synth recorded into MPC One, using the new Air Delay plugin.


Korg ARP 2600 FS

via this auction

Antonus 2600 Duophonic Analogue Synthesizer SN 107

via this auction

"Antonus 2600 is a remake of the classic synthesizer ARP model 2600, more specifically the grey face version with transistor ladder filter. It is 80% sized-down, to make it more portable. Hand-made in Barcelona, Spain.

The electronic circuit is a faithfully recreation following the same scheme and components. Even being harder or more expensive to work with classic thru-hole technology we choose to work in that way to ensure the sound and character of the original instrument, and also ensure that the instrument can be serviced in the future."

Moog Polymoog 203a 280a Polycom cards + service + owner manuals original + rare brochure

via this auction

"6 x Polycom card set. These help the common dead key issues in PM’s.

All original complete Polymoog service manual - pull-out schmetics.

These are rare and don't come up often.

These schmetic drawings are for both models of the Polymoog.

As an added bonus you get a rare 203a brochure.

The brochure came from a late 70ies NAMM. They've sat in a filing cabinet for decades."

Zynthian V4 Open Source Synthesizer

via this auction

You can find demos of the Zynthian in previous posts here.

"Zynthian V4 Open Source Synthesizer (incl. Raspberry Pi 4 model B). Fully assembled and working... Extremely flexible open-source software synth and effects unit. See for details on some of the many things this can do."


video upload by Love Hultén

"MEGAFM, Bluesky and Video Scope"

245t and SQ-1 Tips & Tricks - Buchla & Tiptop Audio

video upload by Stazma

"More infos & affiliate links in the description // Support on Patreon to get samples from this session:

Analog sequencers are not only for notes, in fact the 245t shines more at automating parameters of your synth patch in my opinion. I'll show you how I like to use it with an SQ-1 taking care of the melody part."

Roland MC-505

video upload by Isobutane

"Thank you for watching."

DRONE mode for ARP - Coming soon!

video upload by midicake

"The all-new DRONE mode, coming soon! :)"

Incidental music for an imaginary exploratory game Great Conjunction, 1010music Lemondrop, TE TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Just sit back and enjoy this one. This combo produced many haunting chords, and rhythms over the last week. I’m not sure if this pass captured all the possible magic that I heard but I think you can fill in the blanks.

I recently signed up with a distribution service, and I think this particular set up might actually produce my first ambient track/release.

The great conjunction is creating all the tonal and percussive information, which is being fed into the lemondrop, which slices and dices the grains of sound, and plays them back rhythmically.

It gets a little intense sometimes, and then there’s some sparseness that reminds me of breath of the wild when you’re just standing there, looking at something beautiful."

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

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