MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Dissent - Live - Sequential Pro3, Deluge & Octatrack

video upload by Abre Ojos

"Live hardware jam with Deluge for drums, Sequential Pro 3 everything else and Elektron Octatrack as performance mixer.

137.7bpm Technoise drum drone smash.

Video processed live through Resolume

Dark ambient audiovisual stuff:
Noisy layered drone techno:"

Showcasing the String Armonica: Live Demo of a New Electro-Acoustic Synthesizer

video upload by The Sound Stone

"We are thrilled to showcase our new prototype: The String Armonica. This new electro-acoustic synthesizer employs electromagnets to resonate twelve distinct strings. Using the power of harmonic resonance, we've managed to design it to play up to 48 notes of full polyphony using a MIDI controller. All the sounds that this instrument produces originate solely from the vibrations of the strings themselves. Nested within the body of the instrument lies a a polyphonic synthesizer, which outputs notes that resonate the strings and they're octave harmonics.

The String Armonica works differently than how a guitar sustainer works. In a sustainer (Sound Stone, Ebow, etc), it will resonate a string regardless of its tuning. In order for the String Armonica to correctly work, the strings must be tuned so that they match the resonant frequency of the internal synthesizer. By adjusting the tuning pegs, you're able to 'voice' the loudness of each octave and can make certain octaves louder than others or of equal volume.

When you listen through headphones, the stereophonic output becomes evident as one set of strings is panned to the left and another to the right, creating a rich, immersive experience. However, a monophonic option is available as well.

The name of the instrument, 'The String Armonica,' pays homage to the rare Glass Armonica, an exquisite crystal glass instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. The resemblance in the sound produced by our instrument to that of a Glass Armonica is very similar which is why we thought of this name.

In our improvisation demonstration, we explore the instrument's potential by adjusting the volume with an expression pedal and using the mod wheel of the MIDI controller to generate a staccato tremolo effect.

It's important to note that this is a prototype. In its current state, it may appear a bit rough around the edges due to several adjustments and changes we've made along the way. The final manufactured version will be significantly more refined and less crude.

For those interested in owning one of these innovative instruments, we encourage you to add your name and email to our pre-order list. Once we are ready to commence manufacturing, we will send you additional information and a purchase link.

Here's the pre-order link:

We appreciate your interest in our creation.

Will from Merkaba Electronics"

PixelWave - Phase distortion synthesizers and why they are awesome

video upload by Subdecay

"Some brief history of 1980s synthesizers, the origin of phase distortion synthesizers. We use the Subdecay PixelWave to demonstrate some of the sounds that bridge the gap between retro analog and retro digital synthesizer sounds.

00:00 Intro to the PixelWave and the origin of phase distortion synthesis.
01:42 Analog-ish sounds - individual clips.
02:30 Analog-ish sounds in a mix.
03:28 Digital and harder sounds - individual clips.
04:31 Digital and harder sounds in a mix."

Note there is also an unrelated mobile app called PixelWave by Alexander Zolotov of you can find in previous posts here.

Polyend Tracker - EASY Drumloop Stretch Technique!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"The website with the tempo tool:

Grab my Tracker sound banks here:

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!


Doepfer R2m with Mutable Instruments Midipal and Access Virus TI / Strymon Cloudburst

video upload by Ebotronix

Doepfer R2m (2x)
Access Virus TI
Mutable Instruments Midipal ( scale app with harmonic)
Strymon Cloudburst (2x)
Elektron Digitakt
vid# 2236

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS w/ 3 Cartridges

via this auction

VSR RAM Model 241-01 100 Original Factory Programs

VSROM Model 241-02 100 Programs

VSROM 100 Programs

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 SN 2815

via this auction

Check out those organs.

Crumar Orchestrator & Extras

via this auction

"Functionally and cosmetically mint, this orchestrator is in synth museum-condition and looks about exactly as it did the day it was made. It's one of our favorites around the shop and can create lush pads and strings with the flip of a few switches. Lots of character and vibe here.

Very rare, this Orchestrator actually includes the original organ-style pedalboard, brass filter cutoff expression pedal, sustain pedal, and the original stand. Using these together you can create incredibly expressive, epic string-synth sounds."

Oberheim OB-1 SN 0340

via this auction

"Like all of our synths, this incredibly rare OB-1 is functionally in pristine condition. It has been fully checked and serviced where necessary. It is in perfect working order."

Moog Minitmoog Model 300A Synthesizer - SN 2074

via this auction

New Full Bucket Synth - Bucket One - Introduction And Sound Demo

video upload by steve webb

"Newest addition on the full bucket free synths site."

See the announcement post for Bucket One for additional demos and details on Full Bucket's Crumar BIT 01/99 software emulation.

you need a Perköns ;-)

video upload by jostalmac

Sequential PRO 3 SE - Exploring

video upload by Infested Alien

"Creating some sounds on my sequential pro 3 special edition."

Korg Minilogue XD Patches - 150 Presets - Boards of Canada, Tycho, Tame Impala - Listen

video upload by Krzysztof Steplowski

"150 unique, well designed patches for Korg Minilogue XD for fans of Boards of Canada, Tycho, Tame Impala etc.

Get the pack here:"

Error Instruments & TINRS BRINTA & BUBBLES Eurorack Modules

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

"BRINTA . GRAIN circle GRANULA sampler of errorinstruments / TINRS.

This model will be released in the beginning of September for interest, and make a reservation email
Under subject BRINTA reservation
More information"

BUBBLES experimental filter

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

"This experimental filter made by TINRS and errorinstruments  will be in pre-sale for interest contac
And September available"

Novation Peak / Summit - Sweet Sounds [SOUNDSET] • Custom Presets

video upload by Mr. Card

"My private collection of sweet sounds dedicated to Novation Peak & Summit (Bass, Lead, Keyboard, Organ, Pad, Pluck). I've always loved warm and saturated sounds. Novation Peak & Summit allows you to achieve many sweet and inspiring sounds. With this soundset, you can take your instrument to the next level. The soundset is fully compatible with the Novation Summit. Check out my soundset:"

TMP-2-01 Vintage Synth TV Series from Benge

video upload by zack dagoba

Additional Vintage Synth TV episodes by Benge 00:00 Opening Titles
00:32 Introduction
01:36 Little Black Boxes
05:37 Switched On Cybersynths
14:59 Synthesiser Club
18:51 Commercial Break
19:41 Patching Today
31:58 Video Lab
42:50 Outro


First in a new series of the TV program from Benge made at his Memetune Electronic Music Studio

The series explores his passion for vintage synthesiser instruments and studio gear and how he uses it on his productions and collaborations


It is divided into the following sections:

LITTLE BLACK BOXES - A look at some classic rack mount synths of the 80s and 90s

SWITCHED ON - This second series looks at a type of synthesis based around the ideas of Cybernetics, which Benge calls CYBERSYNTHESIS

SYNTHESISER CLUB - A short musical demonstration of a synthesiser classic or two

PATCHING TODAY - A deep-dive into vintage modular systems and how to set up a patch on them, starting from scratch

VIDEO LAB - A look at old video equipment and how to create experimental visuals


In THIS episode:

LITTLE BLACK BOXES - The Yamaha TG77, from 1989

SWITCHED ON CYBERSYNTHS - An introduction to the concepts behind this fascinating synthesis technique, using vintage Serge and Emu modulars to create some very abstract music

SYNTHESISER CLUB - Roland synths: SH5, Sh3A, Jupiter4, System 100 (101 and 102), MC4 Microcomposer, RE201 Space Echo, DEP5 Reverb/Multi FX, SDE1000 Digital Delay

PATCHING TODAY - Modcan A-Series modular synthesiser

VIDEO LAB - Short film “Proof of Hyper-travel” by Benge


Benge's Studio Blog:
Memetune Studio Instagram:
Benge on Bandcamp:


The MemeTune Programme Credits:
Everything in this video was created by B D Edwards (Benge)
All music, design, writing, filming and production completed at Memetune Studios, UK, 2023

The Spectraphon modulated by Shepard Tones!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Hello! It's Pete from the Make Noise Instagram channel, stopping by YouTube this week with a walkthrough of a recent favorite Spectraphon/Spiratone patch!

I know, I know, you're asking yourself WHICH recent favorite Spectraphon/Spiratone patch could he be referring to? There are so many. It's this one:

The patch was inspired by the functionality of the Buchla 297 Infinite Phase Shifter, and while it is not a recreation of the 297 it uses the module as a jumping off point for sonic exploration.

For more information on the Make Noise Soundhack Spiratone, please check out Walker's excellent overview video from the halcyon days of 2016: [posted here in 2015]

Thanks for watching and happy patching!"

Pamela’s PRO Workout: CV Mixing, Arpeggios & Logic Beats with Cross Ops

video upload by ALM TV

"Cross Operations are a unique feature of Pamela's PRO Workout that allow its outputs to be combined in many different ways. Each output includes its own selection for the type of cross operation and which output channel to combine it with. The operations range from different types of mixing, to sample & hold, to logic operations and more. In this video we take a look at a few examples of what Cross Operations can do.

This is the first in our new video series taking a closer look at the more unique and powerful features of Pamela's PRO Workout. Subscribe to stay up to date on upcoming videos in the series!

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Intro
0:38 - Modulation Mixing
3:55 - CV + Gate Arpeggios with S&H
7:22 - Logic Beats
9:51 - Outro

Thanks for watching!"

Pamela’s PRO Workout series

How To Customize the Happy Nerding FX AID Module | Bioelectric Skiff Project

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently got this FX AID module from Happy Nerding. I had read that you can customize it to your liking and wanted to give it a shot. It's actually a pretty straightforward process. I made this video to help others do the same.

Intro - 0:00
Demo w/Default Config - 0:41
Using the App - 1:24
My Custom Config - 3:09
Update Process - 3:39
Demo w/Custom Config - 5:24
Conclusion - 5:40

See the previous video here:" [posted here]

And see more FX-related vids here:"

Whispers In The Dark

video upload by John L Rice

"Quick test featuring the Squarp Instruments Rample sample playback module after finally getting it to work reliably. (I replaced the memory card and that seems to have resolved the random shutdowns) 👌 #modularsynth #eurorackmodular #electronicmusic #creepymusic"

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Pandemonium

video upload by SynthAddict

"To celebrate the official Pandemonium Day…

Moog Tower of Doom with Alesis Bitrman, Hologram Microcosm, and Lexicon MX-200.
I tried to make an evolving ambient thingy that slowly went off the rails (a-la pandemonium), but I didn’t; quite get there. :-P"

Elka Rhapsody 610 Rare Vintage Italian String Synthesizer w Case

via this auction

Demo video posted here.

"100% working conditions
Amazing aestetics conditions
SERVICED by pro tecnician
Comes with its original ELKA case!"

Roland CPE-800 Compu-Editor CV/Controller

via this auction

"This listing is for one ultra-rare Roland CPE-800 Compu Editor. This super rare piece is meant to control a rack VCA bank (not included) for automation of audio signals via CV. As you can see it is from the era of the TR-808 and Jupiter-8 with those beautiful tact switches.

The CPE records slider movements so you can lock the recording automation to a sync track. It works fine, it includes the unit itself and the cable originally meant to connect to the VCA unit; one idea would be to build a box to convert this connection into 3.5mm jacks to control all sorts of stuff. Otherwise, if you want to use this like it was originally intended, you'll either need to find one of the original VCA rack unit or DIY something similar."

You can find pics of the VCA-800 unit here.

Farfisa Soundmaker SN 204

via this auction

You can find videos of the Farfisa Soundmaker in previous posts here.

Eko Stradivarius

via this auction

You can find video of the Eko Stradivarius in previous posts here.

Oberheim Matrix 6 With Custom Wood Side Panels

via this auction

Moog Modular Synthesizer 35 Brochure

via this auction

"1976 Moog Modular 35 Synthesizer, 6 page brochure, Brochure Only. Used however Very Good to Excellent Condition, vintage original, no punch holes, no writing, no highlights, no stains, no tears. Great for collection or framing for the synthesizer studio. Now its 47 years old. Wow! More to come. Time keeps on slipping into the future."


video upload by DANIELE

"Bastl Pizza is a compact digital oscillator with powerful waveshaping applied to FM synthesis. A ton of sounds in a small oscillator!"

0:00 Intro
0:38 Drums
1:58 Waveshaping
2:15 FM index
2:34 CTRL knob
3:28 Ratio oscillator
3:56 Wavefolding
4:58 Ring modulation

OXI Instruments Coral, Korg SQ-64 and Teenage Engineering TX-6

video upload by Luca Longobardi

"42º Revolution
If you want to use the Coral as an eight-voice polyphonic synth, Part is the watchword. In the case of this sequence, all eight voices share the filter, envelope and parameters of the synth engine (the same for all) because they are set on the same midi channel which groups them together in one big Part.

The Strings engine might my favorite one"

VST synth sound tweaking #01. Waldorf Micro Q. Cover: Talking to the Moon

video upload by TimeStamp

"Waldorf Micro Q - Vavra VSTi. Emulated by DSP563.

Cover: "Talking To The Moon". From The Album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans' (2010).
Midi: Sequenced by Estrada 31st July 2013."

30- The Arturia MiniFreak- Effects: Phaser

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

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

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Another Oberheim Four Voice Synthesizer FVS Repair - Synthchaser #156

video upload by Synthchaser

"Last year I did a three part video series repairing an Oberheim Four Voice [posted here]. Now I've got couple more Four Voices in for repair, and I thought we'd check one of them out together. In this one we repair a problem with the polyphonic keyboard assigner module."

A Yamaha CS01 synthesizer and Boss DR-110 drumcomputer, song

video upload by Jeroen Elfferich

"This track is made without the use of a computer but everything was played live and recorded with a 8 track hard disk recorder ( Zoom R8), just like in the eighties, the decade of the synthesizers."

Nightdream & Dusk Preset Demos - Imagine's New Sound Expansions

video upload by Expressive E

"Nightdream is an expansion for Imagine, our acoustic software synthesizer inspired by the body of real-life instruments. It excels at creating unheard soundscapes by combining and playing with diverse acoustic timbres.

Get 40% off on 'Nightdream' for a limited time only ⚡️

0:00 - bass chain sub
0:10 - keys coconut echo
0:26 - lead epic braam
0:37 - pluck mystic celestial
0:51 - keys stab house
1:03 - arp arp nation
1:15 - bass bass roll
1:29 - keys harmonic dance
1:38 - bass dx memory
1:51 - keys sonic reverse
2:02 - bass gladiator
2:12 - arp angel jam
2:22 - lead tribe flute
2:32 - plucks arena

🖤 Learn more about Expressive E:
🖼️ Follow us on Instagram:
🎹 Featured artist: @tonnerremusic"

Dusk Preset Demo - Imagine's new sound expansion

"Dusk is an expansion for Imagine, the acoustic software synthesizer inspired by the body of real-life instruments. 80 presets allow you to create unheard soundscapes by combining and playing with diverse acoustic timbres.

Get 40% off on 'Dusk' for a limited time only ⚡️

Presets used:
0:00 - pad cinetix
0:20 - arp pulse sonic
0:29 - soundscapes topic pluck
0:48 - bells future celesta
0:58 - soundscapes dog of the night
1:08 - pad synthawind
1:26 - pad acid rain
1:36 - bass uzebien bass
1:52 - organ da warps
2:03 - arp tribulation five
2:19 - plucks acuita
2:32 - keys snake area
2:45 - pad whisper choir
3:00 - lead celio beach
3:14 - keys reso steel"

kNoB technology Presents SGR1806-20

video upload by kNoB Technology

"SGR1806-20 eurorack module
First mini demo, line recording
More news coming soon"

via Wikipedia:

"SGR 1806−20 is a magnetar, a type of neutron star with a very powerful magnetic field, that was discovered in 1979 and identified as a soft gamma repeater. SGR 1806−20 is located about 13 kiloparsecs (42,000 light-years)[1] from Earth on the far side of the Milky Way in the constellation of Sagittarius. It has a diameter of no more than 20 kilometres (12 mi) and rotates on its axis every 7.5 seconds (30,000 kilometres per hour (19,000 mph) rotation speed at the surface). As of 2016, SGR 1806-20 is the most highly magnetized object ever observed, with a magnetic field over 1015 gauss (G) (1011 tesla) in intensity[2] (compared to the Sun's 1–5 G and Earth's 0.25–0.65 G)."

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