MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 2, 2023

Sunday, July 02, 2023

Building A Performance Mixer Template On The Octatrack // FX Chains and Gain Staging Discussion

video upload by EZBOT

"In this live stream we delve deep into the heart of the Octatrack by building a performance template from scratch. I will be going over different ideas and use case for making templates on the Octatrack.

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:


I love to teach! Step up your game with 1 on 1 lessons:"

California Highways 33 and 166: Carrizo Plain to Maricopa

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We exit from the south end of Carrizo Plain National Monument via Soda Lake Road, and turn east/north on California Highways 33 and 166 as they wind their way towards the town of Maricopa in the southern Central Valley. We see scattered wildflowers along the route.

Please also check out our video of this year's superbloom in Carrizo Plain [posted here]

Original Music by Amanda Chaudhary featuring:
Arturia Mellotron V, Stage 73 V, Reverb LX-24, TAPE Mello
Arturia MiniFreak
Cherry Audio Novachord, GX-80, Stardust 201
Dawsome Abyss
RMI Electric Piano (Kontakt)
EastWest Fab Four (bass)
Ableton Live (percussion)


1970s ArmonConcert Vintage Italian Synthesizer Keyboard Synth

video upload by riffers

"Super Rare 1970s ArmonConcert Italian Synthesizer Armon Concert Vintage Keyboard Synth 1 of 100"

This is the first I've heard of these being limited to only 100 units. You can find additional posts including demos here.

via this auction

"Built in speakers - a useful feature and extra cool when sampled directly from them.

Creamy and lush sounds with 6 sections :

Strings (Cello, Violin, Percussion, with a 'solo' switch for the lead lines)

Reeds (Accordion, Organ, Musette)

Brass (Trombone, Trumpet, with its own controls for Attack and Filter Cutoff)

Piano (Piano, Honky Tonk)

Effects (with VCF/VCA Mute and Vibrato/LFO)

Attack and Sustain

Effects and Attack/Sustain are switchable for each section.

You can also mix different sections and voices pressing both bottons to create new sounds and textures."

First jam with the Sequential Take5 analog poly synth (multi-tracked 3 parts: Pads, Lead and Bass)

video upload by 2-Minute Warning

"Just wanted to share with you my first jam with the Sequential Take5, 5-voice analog synth which I just received yesterday 😍

Apart from the drums, all the instrumental parts (actually 3 parts: Pads, Lead and Bass 😉) are from the Take 5 synth, where I've been playing with the knobs while recording!

Hope you'll enjoy 😊

2-Minute Warning."

Sequential Trigon-6 ► demo by Jexus (no talking, sounds only)

video upload by Jexus (

"Have you been wondering what the Trigon-6 can really do and what directions you can take it in your sound design? Here's the first one of my 3 Trigon demos. Read my thoughts at:"

Synth Show - Ep183 - Live Sound Design with the Sequential Take 5.

video upload by GEOSynths

"I've had a number of Guests on recently though thought I'd go back to my roots and do some live Sound Design with the fantastic Sequential Take 5.

I have pretty much all of the Sequential Synths and the Take 5 is really a brilliant tool for Sound Design. I'm currently working on the 2nd Bank, so I'll play some of my favorites so far, plus make some from scratch."

Turn Your Korg NTS-1 Into A Eurorack Module

video upload by Matnetik

"Introducing the Korg NTS-1 Eurorack conversion kit, a cutting-edge solution crafted from durable 1.6mm FR-4 PCB material. This kit grants effortless accessibility to all the remarkable features of the NTS-1 in a sleek 26 HP faceplate, accompanied by a convenient 1-to-3 set of passive multiples. With this conversion kit, you can seamlessly harness the power of your Korg NTS-1 as a MONO or STEREO effects processor, a syncable CLOCK, and a fully playable synthesizer, all integrated seamlessly within your rack setup.

Buy the faceplate here [SOLD OUT - MORE ON THE WAY] Check out our brand ISOGRID here:

Visit SINEVIBES to get KORG mods here:

Installation PDF Guide:
Installation Video Guide: [below]

00:00 - NTS-1 Eurorack Conversion Kit
00:24 - Why We Created It
00:57 - The Process
01:38 - Features
02:36 - Power
03:27 - Eurorack Demo
05:37 - Outro"

pics via ISOGRID Reverb

VIVALDI - Summer Part 1 on SIX Arp ODYSSEYS

video upload by Richard Payne

"It's Summer! And I DO flipping love an Arp Odyssey ...

I ended up buying a couple after I sold my modular synth in 2020 and since then have been picking them up as and when I can afford them. Or when there has been a little space on a credit card for one.

I played the 3 that I rackmounted at a friends wedding a little while ago, under the guise of Richard Payne: Wedding Synthesist! I did half an hour of classical followed by the 'Here Comes The Bride' and the 'There Goes The Bride" classics. Sort of like what a church organist would do. But sounding a bit more like the Clockwork Orange soundtrack.

Anyway, it was a huge amount of fun and so when I'm not using them to make bleepy beats I've been fiddling with the classical stuff for my own amusement. Who knows, maybe the Wedding Synthesist will ride again!

So, to make these 'pieces' I downloaded a few different scores from t'interwebs and programmed the midi into Ableton. Had to compile and correct a few things and also choose my favourite handful of parts so I could cover the 24 or so instruments with my 6 Odysseys. I matched the tempo changes against a couple of recorded versions of the piece and then added a 'donk' on a spare Odyssey for good measure.

The synths are being controlled by Ableton but for the wedding gig I recorded the midi onto an old Yamaha MDF2 so I didn't have to use my laptop.

I'll get onto Part 2 next and sling it up on here ..." Update: you can find Part 2 here.

40 mins of Downtempo Beats & Buchla: 808, Octatrack, Vocals & more for GSG.Live Sundae Raid Train

video upload by The Galaxy Electric

"sometimes it's nice to slow it down and enjoy the groove and the space in between. join us for a taste of what we are serving up on sundays. it's clocking in at exactly half the speed of our up tempo friday breakbeat jams at a cool 69 beats per minute. you will hear 808s, buchla modular synth, acidic 303 td-3 style bass, nord modular g1. cosmic vocals with space echo from the boss re-20. it'll meet ya where you're at, or it will calm you the f down. enjoy!"


video upload by ANALOGSOUP


Cool kid. See if you can ID the song he's playing. It took me a sec, but I got it. Some cool band Ts in this video as well. Tom Oberheim with a Four Voice System/FVS and Dave Rossum in attendance.

#dawless #chillhouse with #TS1 sequencer.

video upload by bvr-instruments

"The TS1 sequencer also lends itself to #chillmusic and #chillhousemusic.
Note that the kick is sometimes muted by the footswitch in the video."

The Soothing Ambience Of The French Riviera (in a Box)

video upload by HAINBACH

"French artist Gilou loaned me his Boxed Sandpit to play with. It is lovingly crafted hybrid of electro-acoustic sound and digital control. Using beach sand, a rake, a shovel and smooth stones as MIDI controllers, it is possible to create some very chill sounds. Check out his work:"

Behringer Pro 800 vs Prophet 600 // SOUNDS ONLY

video upload by Starsky Carr

"While I'm putting the finishing touches to my full comparison video here's some sounds to demo the similarities and differences between the Behringer Pro-800 and an original vintage Prophet 600 with the GLiGLi upgrade.

Simpler tones can be copied easily as the raw tone is all there in the oscillators. The filter envelope amount, sustain and cutoff work together slightly differently than the original so adding filter envelopes makes things a little more difficult, add to that the linear envelope shapes aren't the same - GliGLi updated the linear model in 2022 to reflect a more natural Prophet 5 Rev1/2 curve but this isn't in the Behringer. Plus Behringer have made the Pro-800 snappier, so the envelopes are not going to match on every occasion... not an issue in any way, every Prophet 600 with different GliGli firmware will be slightly different I imagine too... unless everyones updated to the 2022 version.

Other differences include the Poly-Mod, filter and LFO modulation ranges aren't as wide in the Behringer"

Solina Strings controlled by the DB-01. But why?

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The Behringer Solina Strings is controlled by the DB-01. At first blush it seems a bit silly but there are some interesting reasons you might want to try it. And one thing I forgot to mention in the video: The DB-01 is of course in 'scale' mode, in this case E-Minor.

0:00 Smeary arp
1:46 Octaves
3:10 Slowing it down
5:00 Sequencing
6:00 Generative fun

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
My website:"

Roland Computer Music range from the late 80s | And boy, it's fun!

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Roland Computer Music modules - a range of add-on devices designed for use with any computer that can be fitted with a MIDI port. The industry (at the time) MPU401 Midi interface and starting it all was the cult classic MT-32 multi timbral module from 1987, hot off the D-50.
The LA-based CM-32L, the RS-PCM CM-32P, and putting the two together in the same box gives the CM-64. The CF10 Digital Fader, The CN20 Music Entry Pad, The CA30 Intelligent Arranger and the CP-40 Pitch to MIDI Converter is also on display in this video."

1976 Moog Polymoog Synthesizer SN 1698

via this auction

"100% All Original Example, Serial Number 1698, is in Very Well-Preserved Cosmetic Condition and Includes; The Original Rare Polypedal Controller Foot Unit Model 285A (Serial Number 1206 PD), Rare Mounting Brackets for Chrome Legs, and Original Quartet of Adjustable Chrome Legs"

Synclavier Regen Desktop Digital FM Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Up for sale is the mega-cool Synclavier Regen! This unit was pre-ordered directly from them in January and it showed up early-March.

This synth has to be one of the cleanest, most pristine and hi-fi sounding synths we’ve had. It’s great for weird atmospheres and pads, but the other samples on there are top-notch."

Technics SY-1010 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard SN CA7919A029

via this auction

Studio Electronics BoomStar MKII SE80 Analog Synthesizer SN 1066 w/ Original Box

via this auction

The Casio CZ Book

via this auction

"Rare 1986 Guide book from Casio about the CZ, RZ and SZ units."

Dreamy jam session with ASM Hydrasynth

video upload by Mr. Card

My private collections of presets and samples."


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Here is one for you smart alecs. i have it doing a bit more than it did. i have a few more caps to swap. but it would be good to know what the heck it is supposed to do before going the whole way haha."

Just two sine waves

video upload by Frap Tools

"They're playing hide-and-seek among FUMANA’s bands."

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

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