MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, July 7, 2023

Friday, July 07, 2023

Akai MPC3000 versus MPC4000 Sonic Shoot Out - Which would you choose?

video upload by TONELAB

"In this clip, I put the notorious Akai MPC3000 up against the formidable MPC4000. These two titans both share top-tier rapport among industry heavy weights.. so which would you choose?! See them in the 'sonic shooutout' and decide for yourself!

Browse the TONELAB Sample Pack Store:"

Yamaha TG33 Vector Synth

video upload by Franz Kreimer Keys

"In this video i play several sounds of the Yamaha TG33 (1990)
Vector Synthesizer.
The TG33 is the modul version of the SY22 Synthesizer."

Modular Synthesizer Power Supply

video upload by George Benton

"This is the first of a series of how to and explanation videos pertaining to the large format 5U/MU size synthesizer. I have owned one since 2019. It grew over time and I'm hoping to make the modular synthesizer less intimidating for those interested in one but put off by the size and apparent complexity of it all.

My equipment is all from These are great folks and have provided great products and service. There are other manufacturers as well and I invite you to explore all possibilities., or DOTCOM did provide me with some parts to get this project off the ground. The majority though is my stuff. I love this synth and enjoy any opportunity to share it with others."

Serge / THC 73-75 2-Panel Modular Synth

via this auction

"Includes Low-gain power and 9FB2D1B reverb tank, and comes in an 8u flight case.

Just been checked & calibrated (last week) by Charlie / Loudest Warning so all in top condition. Has the lights mod on the envelope generators.

I can’t imagine you’ll find a better example of this synth."

Cavagnolo Exagone SN 81051

via this auction

You can find a demo of one here.

"Ultra-rare and unobtainable French Monophonic synthesizer with chromatic keyboard (according to very rare figures, 25), the others having been produced with accordion keyboard (according to rare figures, 75 produced). The figures are uncertain, and testify to the rarity of the object.

Depech Mode owns one and uses it in the Delta Machine EPK.

The synth has been tested and verified by Vintage Synth Repair in Paris and is in excellent condition.

The synth is integrated with its fly-case, it's not an addition, it's designed that way.

The memory has 64 locations which, once saved, become static."

Akai S612 MIDI Digital Sampler + MD280 Sampler Disk Drive - Pro Serviced

via this auction

"Both units are in excellent shape and fully operational.

Minor amounts of scuffs, scratches, & rack rash considering the age of these units—mostly on the upper body area of both. There is also a small inconsequential dent on the top of the S612 ( which I saw for the first time in 25 years when I took these out of the rack for repair ). Face plates/fronts are in fantastic shape. Power cables are like new.

Pro Audio Serviced in June 2023.

For the S612: All connectors, headers, controls, jacks, and switches have been cleaned and reset.

For the MD280: Replaced internal drive belt, cleaned drive heads, cleaned and reset connectors/headers."

Oberheim Matrix 12 with Factory Multi Outputs

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS 61-Key 8-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 0635 w/ Carts & Manual

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet VS synth with three carts, original manual, midi and power cable. The VS spent the majority of it's life in a major LA studio and is in very good condition. Very well kept and serviced by the studio tech. I include free shipping and the VS is very heavy making a large package and is expected to be between $200 & $300 which is included in the price."

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest SN 01558 w/ Original Box & Manual

via this auction

Oberheim OB-X8 Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

Behringer 2-XM - Patchable Oberheim Two Voice Synth Nears Production?

This one is in via FSK1138.

New pics. You might remember the 2-XM was announced back in March of 2022. The suggested price then was $299.

Note like their other synths in this format, it is eurorack compatible.

lush OBERHEIM OB-X8 + Strymon soundscapes

video upload by J3PO

"In this video, we explore ~10 minutes of ethereal textures of the Oberheim OB-X8, combined with two of Strymon's greatest FX pedals: the Big Sky (reverb) and the Time Line (delay).

All of the these presets are from the 'J3PO Oberheim OB-X8 Presets: Future Vintage,' available from Of course, the presets themselves do not contain any FX, and you can hear them dry in this video: [posted here]

I have preset libraries available for the Oberheim OB-X8, Prophet 6, Prophet 5/10, Prophet Rev 2, OB-6, Spectrasonic's Omnisphere, Arturia OP-Xa, Softube's Model 72 & 84, XLN's Addictive Keys Mark One and a free bank of 50 sounds for the free VST synth “OB-Xd” — all available on my website. If you're a Nord Stage 3 or Wave 2 user, download my bank from the Nord Keyboards website."

Live Hardware Electronic Music: Balance.Spring and Marc Barecca

video upload by Patchwerks

"This month we're happy to host the musical talents of Marc Barreca and Balance.Spring for our monthly Showroom Sessions.

As always, Showroom Sessions are a great chance to enjoy live music from our incredibly talented community and link up with friends old and new in a casual environment, connecting over a shared love of electronic music and all its devices.

Balance.Spring is the performance project of Seattle-based Brian Krall. Growing up on the iconic Casio SK-1, Brian has always been intrigued by the art of sound design and experimentation. In 2016 Brian started Balance.Spring, with an emphasis on live improvised hardware performance and experimentation. Brian is fascinated and motivated by finding where the path of technology and engineering cross with music and sound design. Brian is currently studying for a Master of Music Technology with a Game Audio Technology emphasis, where his capstone project is focused on spatial audio and developing an immersive sound and music experience in VR.

Instagram: @‌\ _balancespring _

Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s. His 1980 album, Twilight, reissued on vinyl in 2018, was one of the earliest releases on Palace of Lights. His most recent releases include the solo CDs Recordings of Failing Light, The Empty Bridge, From the Gray and the Green, Shadow Aesthetics, a double CD with K. Leimer, Drowning Guides, two CDs with Steve Peters and K. Leimer as "Three Point Circle", and a vinyl collaboration with K. Leimer, Chains of Being, on the Spanish label, Abstrakce Records. Reissues include solo work and 1970's recordings with Young Scientist on the acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture and the Cherry Red compilation of seminal U.S. electronic music. Additionally, a vinyl version of the 1983 cassette, Music Works for Industry, was reissued on the Freedom to Spend label and a vinyl version of the 1986 cassette, The Sleeper Wakes, on Scissortail Records. His work is also included in the collection of The British Library.


0:00 Balance.Spring
34:01 Marc Barecca"

Exploration Of The EMS Synthi A

video upload by PanicGirlVids

"In this video I'm taking you along while I explore the EMS Synthi A. What a beautiful synthesizer this is, both visually and sonically 😍 I still have to get used to the matrix patching, but I'm getting there slowly but steady. Expect more explorations coming your way soon!

The beautiful backgrounds sounds are from a jam with my dear from Anatol, with whom I also play as Lucid Grain:

Thanks for watching and see you soon!"

Facehugger function generator - 3 patterns in one switch

video upload by flightofharmony

"Testing the prototype and found this unexpected trick: switching the Polarity/Direction toggle switch to change the patterns.

• Output to Infernal Noise Machine VCO CV Input.
• Length switch is set to 4.
• Up (far right) sets the output to positive-only, moving left to right.
• Up/Up (middle) sets the output to bipolar, moving left to right.
• Up/Down sets the output to bipolar and reverses the direction, moving right to left. If you use an external signal, it reverses direction when the input signal is negative.

Preorders for the Facehugger are open now!"

27- The Arturia MiniFreak- LFOs

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the LFOs found on the Arturia MiniFreak.

The theme was created out of presets and crafted patches over an assemblage of fragments of GarageBand loops. For all intents and purposes, it is a MiniFreak-Only composition."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Error Instruments Imaginary Friend Desktop Eurorack Module

Landscape NooN drum synthesizer and imaginary friends video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

Follow-up to this post.

"imaginary Friend is an experimental full modular synthesizer. It cab be rhythmic and droning aggressive or minimalistic and everything in between!

imaginary Friend is an experimental full modular synthesizer. It can be rhythmic and droning aggressive or minimalistic and everything in between! There are three different sound sources that you can mix: wave; with endless different sounds, sub: deep sine oscillator and FX resonator: as resonator FX and self-oscillation sound generator."

Roland V-Synth XT OceanOfSaws

video upload by Michael Sagov

"this almost 20 years synth still sound amazing
this how supersaw should sounds
Added reverberation from Eventide Eclipse and compression on top"

Roland D-50 The King of the Synth Leads prof Miki

video upload by Miki Sun Serbia Records

"Not #Profit Music,Only for #Education and #Entertainment;-)#Prof.#Miki #Keyboards;#Yamaha #Tyros 2,#Casio #Wk-3500 #Roland #Va-7,#Casio #Ap-45
Mixer and Hd recorder;#Yamaha Aw-16g+#Zoom H1
Post Production;#Adobe #Audition 1.5
Video;#Power #Director 11+#Photo #Scape"

Behringer Teases New POLYSOURCE & BX700 Synths

Details via Behringer

"So Marc, one of our mad product designers, asked me to show his PolySource draft to you, which is inspired by the Moog Source. He stands right behind me and said he won’t leave the office until I have posted it as he wants to read your feedback over the weekend.

Marc is actually a pretty cool guy who was deeply involved in the PRO-800. Before I press the send button he said 'tell the folks we could make this bad boy also with 8 analog voices, full patch memory and for the same price as the PRO-800.'

So what do you want to tell Marc? Go or no-go?"

"What a crazy Friday. Can you believe that after Marc left the office, our other obsessed product magician Miguel quietly tapped me on my shoulder and handed me this synth prototype.

He said 'you need to know that this synth is on no roadmap, no business plan and even Uli doesn’t know about it. I have designed this in my spare time and I just wanted to share this secretly with you.

It’s a DX7 on steroids as it has an authentic CS-80 analog filter, a drum machine built in and a few other cool features.'

I promised Miguel to keep it confidential so when I share this with you, make sure you don’t share it with anyone else, otherwise I’ll be in big trouble.

We promise to never make this synth as the world surely doesn’t need another DX7, or does it?"

Divisions - Paint MIDI note generator

video upload by Dillon Bastan

"Get it here:

Divisions is a MaxForLive MIDI Effect. Use various drawing tools to draw walls that balls can bounce off of. You can create up to 32 emitters to launch balls with different settings. When a ball bounces off of a wall, a MIDI note is output based on the settings of its emitter. Use Divisions to create various different MIDI effects in a less conventional way! Whether a sequencer, arppeggiator, melody/counter point/chord generator, note delay, and whatever else you come up with!"

"Divisions by Dillon Bastan is a groundbreaking audio software that revolutionizes the way music is composed and produced. This innovative tool allows users to dynamically divide and manipulate audio loops, creating unique and intricate musical arrangements effortlessly.

With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Divisions opens up infinite possibilities for music creators to explore and experiment with their sound. Whether you're a professional musician or an aspiring producer, this product is a game-changer that will take your music to new heights.

Divisions is a MaxForLive MIDI Effect. Use various drawing tools to draw walls that balls can bounce off of. You can create up to 32 emitters to launch balls with different settings.

When a ball bounces off of a wall, a MIDI note is output based on the settings of its emitter. Use Divisions to create various different MIDI effects in a less conventional way! Whether a sequencer, arppeggiator, melody/counter point/chord generator, note delay, and whatever else you come up with!"

Happy 7/07 day to all the jackers out there !! 💪🏼

video upload by Samples From Mars

Bad Gear - Casio RZ1

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Casio RZ-1. Is this classic 80s drum machine and sampler the holy grail for nailing the vintage sound of early De La Soul (Three Feet High and Rising), Wu Tang Clan (The RZA), Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers or is it just a corny lofi beats maker? Can it stand it's ground when compared to the Roland TR-707 or lofi sampler instruments like the Roland SP-202 or Roland SP-303?

Thanks to Levni for lending me this beautiful antique:

00:00 Intro tune
00:59 Overview Casio RZ1
01:25 Drum Sounds
01:54 Limitations
02:06 Faders
02:20 Multiple Outputs
02:34 Choke Groups
02:42 Sampling Functionality
03:15 Sampling Process (+ More Limitations)
03:33 Sequencer
04:06 Even More Limitations (the Big Ones)
04:11 Backups (SysEx, MT Port)
04:34 Pricing
04:43 History of the Instrument, Famous Users, Thanks
05:16 Hate
05:39 Jam 1 (Old School House)
06:32 Jam 2 (Old School Dub Techno)
07:32 Finale (Boom Bap x Downtempo)
08:04 Verdict"

ALM Introduces BXx2 - ALM043 & STEREO SUM - ALM038

video upload by ALM TV

"The BXx2 is a dual channel preamp, EQ and mixer based on the classic Boss BX series mixers. Well loved for their unique character and musicality, the sound of the BX is found throughout countless techno records from the 80s & 90s.

With the inclusion of both input gain and level controls, each channel can be overdriven, producing the signature saturated and lively sound the BX mixers are known for. The EQ controls provide the channels with simple but great sounding high and low shelf EQs for emphasising and shaping sounds as well as the tonality of the drive. An additional Aux input allows another mixer or extra sound source to be chained in.

The BXx2 is a simple but powerful sound shaping tool, adding colour and warmth to anything patched through it.

It was designed in collaboration with Feedback Modules – based on their single channel PRE BX module and has a limited release of only 300 units. Visit Feedback Modules here:"

Introducing STEREO SUM - ALM038

video upload by

"The ‘STEREO SUM’ is a unity gain summing mixer that features four stereo input pairs summed as pairs to two independent mix outs or all as a single combined mix. It is a useful utility for efficiently combining outputs of multiple stereo sources, such as the MEGA-TANG and Jumble Henge mixers or multiple MFX returns.

The inputs accept stereo or mono signals (via normalisation) which can be audio or CV (module is DC coupled) and the top mixer’s outputs are normalised to the bottom mixer section meaning if the upper output is left unpatched the two upper inputs will be added to the lower output."

Introducing CRUM DRUM - a generative drum synth!

video upload by Albert Nyström

Details via Thonk

"Crum Drum is a 4-voice drum machine with built in randomisation and probability based sequencing designed by NYSTRÖM

Rhythms can be created and manipulated using the internal random sequencer or externally via MIDI USB. Press the beat button to generate new rhythms, adjust the probability to create continuous variations, and increase the randomness to modulate the sound of your beats! Generated sequences can also be sent out via MIDI and Crum Drum can also sync via analog clock in and out.

4ms Sampler Explorations

video upload by Todd Barton

"I'm really loving this new Sampler module from 4ms. Never thought I'd get back into samplers but this one is a game changer for me."

"Lanky Nerd Reveals All" (about Midicake) 😲❗

video upload by midicake

"'The inside scoop. Midicake ARP maker, reveals the gritty details of ARP's journey from humble beginnings to MIDI Sequencer notoriety!'

I chat about ARP, why it exists and why it's my life now. :)

Just a bit of fun. Enjoy!"

Yamaha VSS 200 Sampling Keyboard + Patch Bay Demo

video upload by

"Rare 1988 stereo keyboard which combines 100 2-op FM preset sounds, 10 rhythms and an 8-bit sampling function incorporating a four stage envelope generator and 9 adjustable DSP effects. This unit has been custom modified to include a 14 point patch bay (five stackable patch cables included) which allows for the further low-res processing of any sample recorded via the onboard microphone or phono input (jack to phono adapter included). The patch matrix generates aliasing, bit crushed, stuttering, bleeping, warped digital degradation, offering numerous unique lo-fi sound design possibilities.

Available here:

00:00 Intro.
00:03 Voice sample ('1, 2, 3') processed with the 14 point patch matrix.
03:35 Sampled rhythm loop processing with the 14 point patch matrix.
09:06 Voice sample edited using the loop and u-turn features played across the keyboard.
10:26 Voice sample edited using the loop, u-turn and frequency modulation features.
11:03 Voice sample edited using the loop, u-turn and amplitude modulation features.
12:01 Some preset voice demos.
13:52 Preset rhythm demos.
14:53 Sampled rhythm loop played up and down the keyboard.
15:28 Sampled rhythm loop processed with the u-turn feature.
15:47 Sampled rhythm loop processed with the frequency modulation feature.
16:12 Sampled rhythm loop processed with the reverse feature."

pics via this auction Modular Synth + Dual Manual Keyboard

via this auction

List of everything included:

QCS44 Studio Cabinet, 44-Spaces
Q102 AC Power Interface
QPS1 Power Supply for 66 spaces
QDH Power Harnesses
Q137 Power Control & Interface
Q101 Power Control
Q132 Double-Width Blank Panel
Q131 Single-Width Blank Panel
Q105 Slew Limiter
Q115 Reverb
Q120 Connector Interface
Q174 MIDI Interface
Q104 MIDI Interface
Moon Modular Gate Delay
Q124 Multiples x2
Q108 Amplifier x2
Q109 Envelope Generator x2
Q107 State Variable Filter
Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter
Q106 Oscillator x4
Q141 Oscillator Aid x2
Q111 Pan/Fade
Q110 Noise Source
Q175 MIDI Interface Aid
Q118 Instrument Interface
Q113 8-Channel Mixer
Q142 Pedal Interface
Q117 Sample and Hold
Q116 Ring Modulator
QKB 61 Key Dual Manual Keyboard Controller Walnut Top and Side Panels
QIC Inter-Cabinet DC Power Cables x2
Midi Cables x2

Yamaha CS-30 Monophonic Synthesizer SN 3699

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 830726374

via this auction

"The standby button does not send it to standby, it boots again. So I just disconnect it, never any trouble. Other than that it works very well."

Jomox Alpha Base Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

The module that makes complex modulation easy – Xaoc Zadar

video upload by

"Interesting modulation is what makes eurorack patches come to live. I have been using Zadar from Xaoc devices for some time now, and really enjoy it for the interesting and complex modulation signals it can create. Today we take a look at how the module works, and of course I give a series of patch examples and ideas along the way."

00:00 – Intro
01:09 – Zadar overview
04:11 – Zadar menu
06:13 – Envelopes
12:37 – Complex voltages
17:11 – Audio rate
19:55 – Expander

SynthCone Planetoid sync with drum machine

video upload by SynthCone

"Analog synthesizer PLANETOID.
2 VCOs
2 LFOs (3 waveforms)
Sequencer 8 steps.
Outputs LFO, Sync, CV in

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."

Mixing Audio with the passive Matrix Mixer

video upload by DecadeBridge

"This a quick run through and jam about mixing audio signals together with the matrix mixer using 3 korg volcas and 3 different outputs."

Afternoon Musing #ambient #dronemusic #eurorack #modular

video upload by New Systems Instruments

"Patch notes: This is two triphase oscillators modulated from four phases of an Quad LFO+Phase Expander pair, mixed together, then fed into Inertia configured as a filter with a bit of resonance skew. The inertia filter parameters are what I’m adjusting. Buried in the background is the unfiltered mix fed through Babel, taking the XSOME mix, with one of the phases of the LFO modulating CENTER."

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