MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Sequential Trigon 6 - exploration part 2

video upload by Infested Alien

"Exploring the trigon 6 analogue polyphonic synthesizer. Just having fun."

Part 1 here

Addtional posts here

Prophet 12 - How Analog can it sound? - Part #4 (Rhodes Style Piano)

video upload by Scott McAuley Sounds & Synthesis

Additional Parts

"Last Video of this series, showing the diversity and expression of the P12, nothing like a good old Rhodes sound to show off a synths Envelopes, Velocity response, and warmth.

This Patch simply called "SM Bob James" says it all. very short vid this one, but I will play live on full demo video :)


EMW T-SEQUENCER - Random Sequences

video upload by EMW Synthesizers

L.E.P. Electronic Laboratories Arpoloop Development Update & A Call for Input

Check out L.E.P. Electronic Laboratories' upcoming Arpoloop. They reached out to me to let me know they are looking for someone to help with the user manual. Also if you have any suggestions on additional cv/trig in/out connectors you might find useful, feel freel to reach out them at tonight222 at or their social links at the bottom of their website. Or you can leave a comment at the bottom of this post and I will relay it to them.

via L.E.P. Electronic Laboratories

"The final step on Arpoloop development, we add an eight step capacitor sequencer and one octave keyboard. Arpoloop final shape will be inspired by Minimoog with foldable voice board, in the photos the last not definitive prototype.

ArpoLoop it’s the newest creation of L.E.P. electronic laboratories.

After five or more years of development, the volcanic mind of our analog engineer Peppo Lasagna, created this unique instrument, virtually inspired by the Raymond Scott pioneer work.

ArpoLoop it’s a generative analog composer, an analog computer for musician, full-featured for creating algorithmic live music, letting you combine melodies and rhythm, thanks to the help of his Analog Intelligent Algorithm.

ArpoLoop is a full Analog synthesizer in 60HP, 7U format, with a built-in full analog rhythm and melody composer. With full Analog terminology, we mean we don’t use any digital component, like microprocessor or even CMOS counter IC like CD4040 etc. this guarantees you a living organic sound, always drifting to a new direction.

Since there is no microprocessor nor memory, it can not be programmed in the usual way, instead it can be set and guided to play a line whose parameters are user definable and virtually infinite.

With these features, ArpoLoop offers you a unique musical experience, where instead of programming your sequencer you are forced to play with him.

Each time you switch on your ArpoLoop he will respond to your state of mind, letting you compose the music of that moment, this is particularly notable when in our time the music was the first product of human creativity to digitally disappear, thus making the recorded music lose importance.

Like a pianist practices with his piano, you will practice with your ArpoLoop offering an always better improvised musical live performance.

ArpoLoop consist of different part and modules :
The Voice Board.
The Ramp Generator.
The Capacitor Sequencer.
The Note Generator.
The Rhythm Generator.
The Octave Keyboard.
Here is a list of its features:
-4 voltage controlled oscillators (VCO)
-VCO1 sine wave with sync and FM
-VCO2 sine wave with FM
-VCO3 sine wave with sync and FM
-VCO4 sine-square-sawtooth with LFO option
-4 cascadable voltage controlled amplifiers (VCA) controlled by envelope or ring modulated by a VCO
-3 Attack-Release envelope generators (ENV) with 3 modes of operation (GATE, REPEAT, TRIG)
-Clock generator and 3 Ramp generators for general timing
-4 Rhythm generator to control notes and drums
-Note generator with 2 sample\hold CV outputs
-Bass drum (CASSA) with pitch, resonance and distortion
-Snare drum with tom pitch and decay
-6 channel Audio Mixer with level and individual out for cassa, snare, vca 1\2, vca 3\4"

Prophet 12 - How Analog can it sound? - Part #3 (No Effects)

video upload by Scott McAuley Sounds & Synthesis

Additional Parts

"Completely different type of analog demo this one. it's one to show the benefits of stable oscillators (DCO) versus (VCO) instability. Yes I love the instability of VCO, and would still chose them over DCO for most applications. but at times, especially for percussive or crystal like sounds, the stable DCO allows far better sound design and allows the synth to cut through. This patch has no effects, (yes it's completely dry!) it does have some light compression for mastering and that is it. From Low end to High End the P12 is just there!

I love it. snappy envelopes, it's rich, and just has a sound of it's own.

hope you enjoy!

NightRider by Ryk Modular

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Night Rider is a quad resonant filter with a built in sequencer. It has four bandpass filters that can be used in parallel and serial configurations, a mono allpass filter in two flavors and an amazing karplus strong mode.
It works in many configurations, but it has a strong preference for more complex sources and abolutely shines with something big and polyphonic like Vector Wave or Knobula's Poly Cinematic. While this may seem as a 'too many options' module, you can easy find your way after getting lost in a patch or two. Absolutely stunning module."

1st Look At MJ's "Smooth Criminal" Bass

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"This is our first look at the bass sound on 'Smooth Criminal' from Michael Jackson’s Thriller album. In this video, former New England Digital (N.E.D.) product specialist Kevin Maloney explains how he sampled a muted piano on the Synclavier that was later used as the key ingredient in the actual bass sound for the final recording session. Michael was looking for something unusual from Kevin and the piano sample performed out of range on the keyboard perfectly fit the request. Kevin breaks down that piano sample and demonstrates how some other components were later added for support such as a sampled Minimoog bass sound. A mock up of Synclavier drum samples similar to those used on the final version of the song are included in this video as accompaniment. Kevin also shows off some sequencer and sampling tricks that are particularly unique to the Synclavier.

Anthony's musical touch as both composer and performer is connected with some of the most influential creative minds over the last 40 years. He’s composed and conducted original orchestral scores for over 80 feature films including Young Guns, Internal Affairs, The Man From Elysian Fields, 15 Minutes and Planes, Trains & Automobiles, been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic for his symphonic work "In the Family Way", written over one thousand TV commercials in a myriad of musical styles, co-founded Levels Audio Post (LA's premiere post production facility) and performed and arranged on big-box-office films and influential hit records such as Michael Jackson's Thriller.

His extensive work as a young arranger, orchestrator and performer for Quincy Jones, Jack Nitzsche, Lamont Dozier, Arthur Rubenstein and Giorgio Moroder was vital in launching his own career. His early years pioneering modular analog synthesizers along with his wide-ranging music scholarship positioned Anthony at the center of the music technology revolution. He attended the University of Southern California School of Music as a piano and composition major.



You can find additional posts in this series here.

Arturia CZ V - “Synth Phase” Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

"The bank was exported from the original Casio CZ-101(Casio CZ-101 "Synth Phase" Soundbank), then processed and added with new functions from CZ V while maintaining the original characteristic sound.


The set contains 64 patches , with a type: Dynamic Bass, Evolving Pad, textures and classic pads, Soundtrack, Fx.

Made by Alexander Kay"

G-Storm Electro Introduces Spring Tank Reverb Driver Version 2

video upload by gstormelectro

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2023

Introducing my Spring Tank Reverb Driver version 2. Same great sound and features as before. But now in 4HP with added Feedback knob. The Drive setting is now a trimmer on the PCB Set-and-forget. In today's video I will be auditioning the module with a few different spring tanks and various patch scenarios. Like pairing the reverb with Synthrotek DLY. While my driver module is optimized for Medium length tanks, it can easily be modded to handle long and short size tanks well. Which one is your favorite? Special thanks to my friend Seth, for contributing Behringer System 2500 sounds and footage for this episode!

On the 2500 patches, the dry signal was mult-ed such that the wet/dry mix was handled by a mixer off camera. Audio has been recorded direct, no other mastering or posts effects.

Vintage Folded Line, Medium size tank like those in a Roland Space Echo
0:00 Drone I
0:36 Drone II
1:00 Monotone Bass staccato
Accutronics 4AB3C1B Long size 16" tank
1:22 Massive Kick
2:09 Sample-n-hold
Accutronics BAB3C1B tank like those found in a Fender Sidekick Amp
2:50 Behringer 2500 patch
Ruby Tube 2EB2C1B Short size tank
3:33 Behringer 2500 patch

Check my Reverb store for Spring Tank Reverb Driver availability."

"Spring Tank Reverb is an 4HP wide Eurorack driver module for use with a variety of spring tanks. Features a CV control of the wet/dry mix. NEW in version 2: 4HP, Added Feedback pot, Drive is now a set-and-forget trimmer on the PCB.


Pots: Tone, Feedback, CV of wet/dry amount, Initial Wet/Dry amount. Drive trimmer for accommodating various spring tanks. Signal strength LED indicator. RCA jacks on the back of the module for mounting tank internally in the case. Included: 10-to-16 pin ribbon cable. Not included: Reverb tank and RCA cables (sold separately)


GROUNDING CONNECTORS (5TH character in tank model #) Type A or C is best. SIZE & NUMBER OF SPRINGS | Short length and Medium Length is best. Long length (approx. 16”) may need resistor R8 decreased to 100-ohms for a boost in power. I am happy to switch the resistor for you based on your needs, just let me know before I ship your order out. 2 or 3 number of springs are known to work well. INPUT IMPEDANCE | (2ND character in tank model #) | any except “F” (1475 ohms, has not been tested). OUTPUT IMPEDANCE | (3RD character in tank model #) |“B” known to work best, all others untested. TANKS THAT WERE TESTED AND KNOWN TO WORK WELL | Vintage Folded Line, Medium size, 3-spring, as those used in a Roland Space Echo | Accutronics BAB3C1B Medium size, as taken from a Fender Sidekick Amp | Accutronics 4AB3C1B Long size 16”, 2-spring (R8 to be changed to 100-ohms for best performance). MOST RECOMMENDED | Ruby Tubes 2EB2C1B short size 9”, 2-spring, has plenty of drip and feedback with a size to fit many different case scenarios.


Module Depth: 50mm | Current Demand: +12V 39mA, -12V 34mA, 5V not used

Note: due to RCA jack placement and chunkiness of some RCA plugs, it may not be feasible to mount this module on the bottom row of your system rack. Please refer photos. A workaround that might work is to try a cable with 90-degree RCA plug ends."

Syntrx II complete video manual!!

video upload by Quincas Moreira Music

All about this wonderful synth inspired by the Synthi AKS.
My site:
My Patreon:
Stay Noisy!

Intro 0:00
Navigating The Matrix 1:26
stereo outputs 2:25
attenuating signals 2:41
Navigation with the Joystick 3:38
a simple patch 4:04
the Filter 4:30
Main Oscillators 5:02
Filter modes 5:42
Waveshaping 6:33
LFO/Oscillator 3 8:53
Trapezoid Envelope Generator 12:09
Built in VCA 13:00
Patch save and recall 13:24
Patching the Trapezoid 14:30
The effects 15:09
The Scope out 15:29
Controlling effects wetness 16:21
Scope to Input normalization 17:12
Looping the Trapezoid 18:10
Joystick pitch control 19:42
The Delay 20:43
Joystick level controls 21:07
Joystick motion record 21:41
Matrix as display 23:17
A basic subtractive patch 23:35
The Sample and Hold/Random 24:40
R2D2 says hi 25:39
Clocking the Random 26:15
Step Sequencer 27:16
Setting the BPM 28:13
Sequencer octaves 31:06
Sequencer gate lengths 31:34
Sequence Length 32:15
Manual clock 32:45
Sequenced modulation 34:29
OOps! 36:44
Patch advance and return buttons 40:35
Ring Modulator 41:12
The Noise 43:53
Clear Joystick memory 46:39
FX automation 46:45
Keyboard Control 48:49
Oscillator Sync 52:10
Joystick as Pitch offset 54:18
OSC 3 Key follow 55:26
Ideas with the inverting input 57:05
Funny sounds with enveloped filter 59:02
Adding subtle vibratto 1:01:33
Output filters/tone control 1:03:28
A stereo patch idea 1:04:31
Using the external inputs 1:05:09
The Envelope Follower 1:05:26
Processing a bass guitar 1:05:49
More Joystick tricks 1:12:04
Erasing a Patch 1:13:06
Auditioning connections 1:13:30
Randomize a patch 1:13:47
Sequencer play direction 1:15:55
Sequencer reset 1:17:40
Matrix lights off 1:18:22
Advanced settings 1:18:47
Stay Noisy! 1:20:00

Foil 2 - Max for Live Device for Ableton Live by Babumas Devices

video upload by Isotonik Studios

"Foil 2 by Babumas Devices is an innovative Max for Live additive synthesizer device that offers unparalleled sound design capabilities.

Foil uses eight sine wave oscillators: Oscillator 1 is triggered by the ADSR envelope in the front, while Oscillator 8 is triggered by the ADSR envelope in the back. Meanwhile, Oscillator 2 ~ 7 in between follows an interpolated envelope value.

Individual oscillators can be tuned to the harmonic series, or detuned to build inharmonic timbre with relative ease. The pitch envelope helps create complex timbral gestures: from slowly detuning pads, metallic risers, or piercing percussion.

Whether you're a professional musician or a sound enthusiast, Foil 2 empowers you to explore new sonic territories and create unique, expressive music.


What the Heck is No Input Mixing??? (my first try at making sounds with just a mixer)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I've seen several videos about no input mixing but this video was my first time trying it. It's actually really fun. You're basically just using the mixer to create feedback and then tuning that feedback to musically pleasing tones.

0:00 - Intro & Explanation
1:16 - Demonstration
6:10 - Conclusion"

Custom Made Wersi Wersivoice triple analog chorus / string ensemble effect

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm



This Wersivoice unit is based on later revision model that uses 3x Panasonic MN3004 Bucket Brigade Device chipsets, the same chipsets used on Roland VP330 or Jupiter 4 chorus for instance, instead of the more classic Philips TDA1022 you find in earlier Wersivoice units.

No fuzz in this unit, it only does the string ensemble effect. Mono input / mono output. 3 positions switch with true bypass and mute position. Unit has a built in power supply that runs on 230v.
Case is DIY so don't expect manufacture quality.
Works perfectly of course.

recorded dry with no further treatment."

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D 1970s - Musonics SN 12807

via this auction

"Cool history lesson. Let's talk about what it do. The Model D boasts contouring circuits and three separate, completely original oscillators, one of which can be used as an LFO. Blendable White and Pink noise, and of course that legendary filter. But if you're looking at this listing you already know about these things. Sporting a late serial number #12807, this model was likely made during the last production year and was Bob Moog's favorite version, claiming the synth had been improved upon. But the truth is, they all sound a little unique. This one? IT SOUNDS DOPE."

This one was listed back in 2016. Looks like it picked up a few scratches & nicks on the bottom front wood panel.

Roland MPU-104 & MPU-105

via this auction

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder Plus Rackmount Analog Vocoder SN 101570

via this auction

"The Roland SVC-350 Analog Vocoder is a powerful and versatile tool for creating unique vocal effects. This classic piece of gear from the 1980s offers modern a vintage analog sound.

Featuring a microphone input and external audio input, the SVC-350 allows you to blend your voice with any audio source for a truly unique sound. The 11-band vocoder section offers a wide range of tonal possibilities, while the envelope follower and pitch follower sections add even more depth and nuance to your sound.

This unit was fully serviced, every single electrolytic capacitors were replaced, the controls have been clean, potentiometers, faders, switch and connectors. It is in good working condition and and it sounds really good."

Rare Waves Grendel Grenadier RA-9

via this auction

"“In the spirit of sonic exploration and musical evolution we bring you the Grendel RA-99 Grenadier, an all-analog synthesizer with an original and unique tone palette. It implements parallel formant synthesis with a bank of three voltage controlled filters to generate tones inspired by the human voice, without being limited by the conventional boundaries of speech modeling. Twenty patch points give you extensive self-patching options plus creative compatibility with analog modulars, sequencers and keyboard controllers.“

Oberheim Matrix 6 w/ Access Programmer

via this auction

"Matrix 6 w Access matrix programmer.

Gives instant controll over all parameters of oscillators and filters no more menu to scroll.

Recently fully refurbished at Synapse audio in Portland. New LED screen and Tauntek Operating system chip ( look it up!) installed.

This board is as close to new, as one could hope for, from a 1980s synth.

Perfect condition works beautifully."

Black Corporation ISE-NIN

via this auction

"ISE-NIN features eight voices, each consisting of 100% analog voltage controlled oscillators, analog lowpass and highpass filter, noise generator, two ADSR envelopes and a VCA. 2 different presets can be layered, making richer sounds, but limiting voices amount to 4 per layer. Each layer has its own fully assignable velocity and poly-aftertouch controls and global MPE settings.

ISE-NIN features full MIDI/USB control and the ability to store 128 presets per bank across 10 banks. Sophisticated microtuning with a support of ODDSound MTS-ESP and a signature arpeggiator integrates this classic synth concept seamlessly into the future of your modern studio needs."

Ensoniq Esq-1 Synthesizer w/ Extras

via this auction

Vintage Kawai K4R Rack Digital Synthesizer SN 287515

via this auction

"The K4 is a synthesizer equipped with a DMS (Digital Multi Spectrum) tone generator capable of up to 16 notes of polyphony when set at two Sources per tone. The K4r is a 19 inch, 2U rack-mount module version. Also, it has 16 types of internal effects, including Reverb, Delay and Overdrive, etc.. In MULTI PLAY, the depth of the effect may be set for each tone"

Waldorf Micro Wave II Rackmount Synth

via this auction

What is filter pinging (and filter ringing)? A demo with BRENSO and CUNSA

video upload by Frap Tools

"Today we'll see what's filter pinging, how to ping a filter, and why it can mean more things."

00:00 Introduction
00:13 Chris Meyer's definition of "pingable"
02:08 Pinging BRENSO and CUNSA
06:20 CUNSA's Combo Mode
08:06 Pinging a resonant filter: analog drums
09:26 Allen Strange's definition of "Ringing"
10:32 Ringing CUNSA
12:25 Adding V/oct and ringing more filters at once
14:19 Closing remark: filter pinging and filter ringing

Cyclone TT 303 MKII with ProCo Deucetone Rat and NUX Tape Core Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Limbic Bits

0:00 Acid Line 1
1:24 Shuffled Pulse Subdivisions
3:49 Add some 808 and 3L3C7R0
5:10 Trance Line
7:08 Familiar?
8:41 Repeater
10:32 Bassliner
11:50 Ballad for Overdriven Bass Bots

Roland Cloud D-50 & Ableton MODE 4.1

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

" A sequencer that generates melodies according to church mode based on data from the analysis of hundreds of traditional Gregorian chant pieces.

Demo for Piano [posted here]

Ver.1.5 ... Tie added, Kawaii mode added. Multiplier bug fixed.
Ver.2.0 ... Plagal mode added, UI updated.
Ver.3.0 ... Duration bug fixed, UI updated.
ver.4.0 ... Wave (Bass Music) mode added.
ver.4.1 ... melodic algorithm updated."

♫ Jamming With a Bunch of Synths ♫ ----- (9)

video upload by Bata

5U Modular ( , STG Soundlabs , Synthetic Sound Labs)
Akai MPC X
Behringer 2600 (ARP 2600 clone)
Behringer Pro-1 (Sequential Circuits Pro One clone)
Behringer TD-3-MO (Devilfish modded Roland TB-303 clone)
Boss HC-2 Handclapper
Clavia Nord Wave
cre8audio West Pest
Ladyada Xoxbox (Roland TB-303 clone)
Korg Delta
Korg Mono/Poly
Moog Source
Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 mk1
Yamaha CS-15

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

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