MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, July 10, 2023

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Monday, July 10, 2023

QUASIMIDI CARUSO | The Most Impressive Soundscapes | Digital Synthesizer Module 1993

video upload by AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2023 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the QUASIMIDI CARUSO digital synthesizer module from 1993 - The Most Impressive Soundscapes.

All sounds come from a single QM Caruso played live without additional effects and without any treatment - right from the stereo outputs. The general sound has something magical to it imho. All sounds are factory presets, which I chosed as "the best" of this instrument. Of course there are also a lot of accordion and organ sounds (the organs are not bad either, but not exactly my cup of tea). Some factory presets (mostly pads) are surprisingly good and they don't hide the fact that the Caruso has limited D/A converters, which makes the sound 'lo-fi' in general. It sounds quite nice - what do you think?

The Quasimidi Caruso is not very common outside Germany, very cheap nowadays, it's a good choice if you like lofi digital synth sounds from the early nineties!"

You can find another demo of the Caruso here.

Don't Say Goodbye by Jay Wires

video upload by Jay Wires

Some info on the gear used, via Jay Wires:

"I used Patrick Cowley’s Sequential Circuits Pro-One for a few of the sounds. It had remained unused since his death in 1982 until 2022 when Tone Tweakers refurbished it and added MTG Turbo CPU and MIDI (reversible mods). I also used the Roland Juno-60 I got from my friend Vince. The rest of the sounds I dialed up from scratch on basic Logic softsynths, except for the piano, which was a preset."


On the release:

"‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ is the fifth single from Jay Wires.

New York City based synthesist-songwriter Jay Wires dials up catchy electropop infused with human emotion - synthpop art with a human heart. With a long history of dealing vintage synths to serious recording artists, Jay Wires finally started releasing music of his own in August 2022 through Yes Trigger Music.

‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ is a true story about being ghosted by a narcissist during the isolation and loneliness of COVID lockdown, cleverly disguised as an upbeat synthpop ditty that some may find reminiscent of Yazoo or The Postal Service.

‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ was suddenly released on July 7, 2023 without any prior promotion.




Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Tuning

video upload by SynthAddict

Featuring changes between a Japanese scale and a Gypsy scale."

Why Does the Arturia Minifreak Sound So Good? (Sound Demo, No Talking)

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Let's explore some of the sonic capabilities of Arturia's Minifreak hybrid digital/analog synthesizer.

Building on the platform of the ever-popular MicroFreak, Arturia's new MiniFreak is an expanded, polyphonic version of the original—packing in a host of new features coupled with a traditional mini keybed. With two oscillator engines per voice, expanded effect options, and loads of polyphonic options, Minifreak is an astonishing value.

Learn more—read the review here:

Get one here:"

28 MiniFreak LFO Waves and Wave Shaper

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the additional waves found in the LFO section of the Arturia MiniFreak, as well as the procedure for designing your own LFO waves."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Roland System-100m

via this auction

"The classic Roland system 100m with module 112, 121, 130, 140 and 150."

112 941162
121 831024
130 941050
140 750225
150 252835

Realistic Moog CONCERTMATE MG-1 Minus Keys + CV/Gate Mods

via this auction

Essence Vol 2 - Patches 1 to 32 - Sequential Take 5

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Friday 14th July 2023
I'm back with a follow up Bank for the fantastic Sequential Take 5. Essence Vol 2 contains 128 all new Patches, with emphasis on playable Sounds, not weird Sound FX.

V2 Firmware added some great new features such as OSC 2 to be bypassed from the Filter, Vintage as a destination and many others, which I have fully taken advantage of. Many of the Patches utilise the excellent FM Function for unusual tones.

Here are the first 32 demonstrated, hope you enjoy them and watch out for the other 3 Videos."

00:00 - 1. Darkfold GEO
01:22 - 2. PolyPad GEO
02:04 - 3. Hells Bells GEO
02:49 - 4. Jazz Knights GEO
03:49 - 5. Mad Mini GEO
04:17 - 6. Pass Over GEO
05:09 - 7. Hotline GEO
05:34 - 8. Glass Full GEO
06:19 - 9. Vangelis Lives GEO
08:13 - 10. Reversal GEO
09:00 - 11. FM Dynamics GEO
09:59 - 12. Cold Layers GEO
11:35 - 13. Front Row GEO
12:34 - 14. Stringerz GEO
13:58 - 15. 80s Strat GEO
14:40 - 16. Thunderbolt GEO
15:55 - 17. Phat Mama GEO
16:30 - 18. Ripple FX GEO
17:07 - 19. Sync or Swim GEO
17:33 - 20. True Mini GEO
17:52 - 21. Serpent GEO
19:01 - 22. Jupiter 6 GEO
19:42 - 23. FM Aurora GEO
20:17 - 24. Lords Prayer GEO
21:30 - 25. Roller FM GEO
21:57 - 26. FM Brass GEO
22:40 - 27. Skylight GEO
23:43 - 28. Dark Depths GEO
24.50 - 29. MultiLayer GEO
25:39 - 30. Evil Lines GEO
26:22 - 31. Stereo Keys GEO
27:00 - 32. Death Ray GEO

Giorgio Sancristoforo's Mille for Windows Now Available

You can find a demo of Mille previously posted here.

• 1000 oscillators
• 200 filters
• 200 LFOs
• Integrated DAW
• stereo or quadriphonic

You can find Mille for Windows at

Minimum system requirement is an i7 processor.

Under Quiet Skies - Melodic Meditative Exotic Ambient Jam - Sequential Prophet X and Roland Juno 60

video upload by PFM Module

"Weekly hardware jams challenge - tunings. Used an alternative tuning (Dan Schmidt pentatonic Slendro) for the Prophet X for this one, gives it a very exptic feel. Juno 60 has regular tuning."


video upload by

Em 2015 dentro do Teatro de Bolso Ziraldo (Campinas S.P.),fiz uma apresentação.Aqui testando o synth.Somente foi utilizado o som deste sintetizador na apresentação ao vivo.Poderoso!!Ele inclui o Beat Box(bateria eletronica). Filmado por Cathia Cantusio


In 2015 at Teatro de Bolso Ziraldo (Campinas SP), I made a presentation. Here I tested the synth. Only the sound of this synthesizer was used in the live performance. Powerful!! It includes the Beat Box (electronic drums). Filmed by Cathia Cantusio

XW .G1 CASIO SYNTHESIZER-Experiment- Lycan/ Amyr Cantusio Jr


Além de muito bonito, este Synth é complexo e oferece uma ampla gama de sons, além do Beat Box excelente e Sequencer(Drum Machine)"


In addition to being very beautiful, this Synth is complex and offers a wide range of sounds, in addition to the excellent Beat Box and Sequencer(Drum Machine)"

NTS-1 X JUNE-60 #synthesizer #korg #effectspedals #korgnts1

video upload by Ainsworth

Eurorack setup is close to final form #6

video upload by Meska

Arp 1: Softpop2 to WMD orion (phaser)
Arp 2 : plinky
low: Grendel Drone commander 2
higt noise: Drone commander 2 to filter and ruina versio
drum&sample&glitch :LD3
mixing/compresion: eurorack & LD3
all in htis to OTO bim and bam

"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 ;)"

Synths No Talking: Argon8 and Expressive E Osmose

video upload by

"Testing out a new camera with my expressive E Osmose and an Argon8.
These are my own instruments that I have paid for in full. The performance was improvised.

Check out my music:"

Waldorf Iridium 49-Key Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Gorgeous, barely used Waldorf Iridium keyboard with manual, factory box and power supply up for grabs :) multiple synth engines make this machine capable of an insane variety of complex and beautiful sounds. Polyphonic aftertouch and incredibly intuitive touchscreen and interface make this a sound designer’s dream! Has been neglected, unused apart from a few hours in a smoke free studio with too many keyboards:)"

Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer SN 220400

via this auction

The Roland Cloud vs the Original Hardware : Part 1

video upload by Luke Million

"For a bit of fun, let's put some vintage Roland classics up against their software counterparts.


FB-01 Vs MT-32 | History and Combat

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Yamaha FB-01 from 1986 and Roland MT-32 from 1987. Two modules that over time has gained a cult classic status. For different reasons. Before any of them became that, they were 2 multi timbral sound modules that fought for the money of the happy amateur musician in the mid-to late 80s.

00:00 Intro
00:34 Rumours about the MT-32
01:00 The D-50 is released
01:26 The MT-32
02:24 The FB-01
04:40 Sound comparison
10:42 Gaming
11:45 Outro/Conclusion

The MT-32 had 32 voices of polyphony and had a simplified D-50 sound, effects and drums. The Polyphony came with one "downside", if the voices were made up of the maximum of 4 partials, the total polyphony was only 8 voices. The voices/partials were dynamically allocated so you didn't have to keep track of the numbers though.
The FB-01 has a total polyphony of 8 voices, but you can distribute those as you wish in a quite flexible way. 8 mono voices over 8 different midi channels was very new in 1986.
None of the modules made it possible to edit sounds on the front panel, so you needed a sysex editor for that."

The MARF Files: Ep 8 - The Flexible CV Processor & Slew Limiter For Your Sequencer. + Ref Envelopes!

video upload by Source Of Uncertainty

"A continuation from the last episode [episode 7 here]. The MARF becomes a quantizer, attenuator and slew limiter for the MEMS Project Sequential Voltage Source Model 245. I then delve into the Reference output and use it as a dynamic envelope."

Synths No Talking: Expressive E Osmose and Linnstrument MPE

video upload by Synths No Talking

"The Linnstrument controlling the Haken Eagenmatrix in the Expressive E Osmose. This is because I have yet too see a video where the Linnstrument is used with the Osmose. Now you have one. They get along so well together.
Disclosure: I paid for these instruments on my own and were not provided by any single maker. The music is improvised and I own all content.
My music:"

Synths No Talking: GS E7 Synthesizer Linnstrument MPE and Expressive E Osmose MPE

video upload by Synths No Talking

"The GS E7 and Linnstrument.
Many don't know the GS E7 analog synth fully supports MPE. I have used it with the linnstrument. Enjoy the weirdness.
Disclosure: I paid for these instruments on my own and were not provided by any single maker. The music is improvised and I own all content."

Synths No Talking: GS E7 and Expressive E Osmose MPE

"Another MPE Video with the GS E7, featuring the Expressive E Osmose.
Not going to lie, as much as I love the linnstrument, I think the Osmose is a better fit for the GS E7."

Arp for Arp's Sake

video upload by midicake

"A semi-improvised composition using Midicake ARP, Waldorf Rocket and Behringer DD100 Delay.

I just wanted to stick to a basic arpeggio and see what could be done with subtle variations on a theme.

The change to Gmajor was a happy accident, I was going to head to DSus2 throughout, but hey, some you win."

Say hello to CUNSA

video upload by Frap Tools

It's here! Frap Tools' CUNSA is a quadruple analog multimode filter, but it is also a saturator, a mixer, and an oscillator.

00:00 Intro and CUNSA overview
00:46 Input VCA
00:54 Lowpass, bandpass, highpass sweeps and slopes
01:13 Q (Resonance)
01:27 The Character knob: custom saturation
02:14 V/oct tracking
02:22 Sine oscillator and ringing
02:40 CV inputs
02:40 The Ping circuit
03:15 Combo mode (Behavior switch)
04:00 Four independent filters
04:14 The internal mixing stage
04:23 The internal filter mode selector
04:43 The seminormalizations
04:52 Quad mono processing
05:08 Double stereo processing
05:14 Four-filter sweep
05:23 Breaking the seminormalizations
05:31 Fake harmonic oscillator
05:40 Harmonic ringing
05:46 Quadruple sinewave oscillator
05:50 Polyphonic ringing

Playtron & the ARP 2600 M

video upload by

"Just having some fun using the Playtron by Playtronica to create a "spoon keyboard", visualy inspired by the Buchla 116. I decided to play the ARP 2600 M with it because I can plug the Playtron directly and use it without having to use a computer in between."

Dreadbox TELEPATHY Tutorial

video upload by Dreadbox

"An in depth tutorial for the TELEPATHY Full Synth Voice Eurorack Module, that will help you understand how to operate this little gem.

TELEPATHY is a Full voice Analog Synthesizer Eurorack module with deep modulation options due to its multi-destination LFO and Envelope. From Bass sounds to Leads, to Drums and Drones, Telepathy has broad and versatile sound design capabilities."

Schlappi Engineering THREE BODY / triple layered groovebox patch / controlled feedback

video upload by BRiES

"For this video I tried making drums (kick, snare and hats) and a seperate melody all coming from the VCOs on THREE BODY. I used a few external vcas and envelopes where I routed the seperate outputs of THREE BODY through, to take control over the modulation and feedback paths. Patching feedback is something that I encourage you to explore on every vco and even lfo."

Midicake ARP - Tutorial 2 - Basic Operation and Features

video upload by midicake

Midicake ARP - Tutorials

"The goal of this series of videos is to introduce all of ARP's features and get you up and running quickly. In this video, I’ll highlight each of the features and how to navigate the controls.

00:00 - Welcome
00:16 - Layout and Controls
00:38 - Playing Notes and Chords
01:08 - Play & Stop
01:51 - Arpeggiator Controls
02:14 - Custom Chords and Scales
02:50 - Sequencing Chords
03:15 - Editing Parameters
04:13 - Loading Patches
05:10 - Assigning Macros to Parameters
05:32 - Support for MIDI Controllers
05:54 - MIDI Connections"

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