MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 3, 2023

Thursday, August 03, 2023

The Akai AX60: A Vintage 80's Oddball and Sleeper Synth!

video upload by Ghostfeeder

"A quick, fun look at the Akai AX60, a vintage analog synthesizer that was outshined by its peers at the time but has a great sound and some unique features that sets it apart from the retro competition!"

32 - The Arturia MiniFreak- WHOOPS... Stereo FX examples

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"The previous Arturia MiniFreak effects videos were inadvertently recorded in mono, which is fine for function, but not-entirely-accurate for sound. So, here are examples of the Chorus, Phaser, and Flanger recorded in stereo to show the myriad benefits of the stereo sound of these effects."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Sinevibes x Korg Masterclass (drumlogue / minilogue xd / opsix) ft. Artemiy Pavlov

video upload by Korg

"In this unique masterclass, Sinevibes founder Artemiy Pavlov runs out through the most unique features of drumlogue, minilogue xd and opsix, and how to use them in combination with Sinevibes dedicated plugins for unique and original sonic possibilities.

More about Sinevibes:"

Eurorack cv presets - Traffic, Frames, Morphader, VC Transitions

video upload by John Schussler

"With the arrival of Traffic, a new module from Jasmine & Olive Trees, I find myself with several modules that do similar things around 'cv presets.'

The scenario I'm considering today is putting a single module (e.g. Basilimus Iteritas Alter from Noise Engineering) into different 'states' by simultaneously changing multiple cv inputs going to the module. This way you can get multiple 'instruments' out of a single module, in this case a variety of drums and percussion, which can then be sequenced.

There are other modules that do this as well (e.g. Endorphines Total Control), but these are the ones I happen to have. So, grain of salt and all that.

Sequencer is Pittsburgh Modular Micro Sequence. Clock source is Pam's Pro Workout.

00:00 Intro
00:20 Traffic
04:52 VC Transitions
09:08 Morphader
13:00 Plancks II"

Cadence. External gear Pt1

video upload by DecadeBridge

"This video demonstrates a few different ways that Cadence can be used with other equipment.
More in-depth, focused videos will follow.
Skip to the different demos using the timestamps below.

00:00 Processing an external sound source with Cadence.
07:09 Using Cadence as a gate generator.
09:41 Cadence as a gate generator and sound source. Dual function.
13:37 Drones. Sending each oscillator to different outputs."

See the DecadeBridge label below for more.

Therevox and Blooper

video upload by Rudetee

"The Therevox is an hommage to Ondes Martenot. I do like this minimalistic setup"

How to make an analog bass patch

video upload by Off The Matrix

"The video shows how to make a bass with the brass section on a Korg Trident. But the steps can be used with just about any analog synth."

That one time that MXR made a Drum Machine

video upload by Alex Ball

"In 1983, effects giants MXR made a drum machine.

Huge thanks to Harry Axten for the loan.

0:00 Intro Jam
1:05 The MXR Drum Computer
1:37 Face Review
2:08 What is it +Harry Axten Midi
3:47 Demo 1: Know what I mean 'arry?
4:46 The tuning problem
6:04 Demo 2: Drum Computer
7:00 A later success
7:47 Sample Pack
8:27 Outro Jam"

Follow The Pitch | Spectraphon + Disting EX + Instruo Larachd

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"We may all know how an envelope follower works, but pitch followers seem to be rare. Disting MK4 and EX have one. Let's find out if it's worth the exploration!"

Catalyst: hardware-style workflow in your DAW

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"#CATALYST is a #VST plugin that claims to boost your musical creativity in your VST-compatible Digital Audio Workstation (#DAW). In this video, I briefly walk through that plugin's arpeggiator, harmonizer and step sequencer, creating a short "jam" or improvisation in the process. Table of contents:

00:00 introduction
00:24 what is Catalyst?
00:47 basic workflow and UI
01:07 add a synth plugin
01:32 arpeggiator
02:24 add root notes
02:56 harmonizer
03:33 creating a drum track with the step sequencer
04:27 add a bass track, using gate time and velocity control
05:13 adding a pad sound using the harmonizer
06:07 summary
06:48 a short improvisation
07:49 verdict / bye-bye

Relevant links:
Sub (drum synth)


Powering 2 x Korg Volcas noiselessly with myVolts CrazyChain

video upload by myVolts

"Powering Korg Volcas noiselessly with myVolts CrazyChain, through an isolated pedal power supply

The Korg Volcas take 9V centre positive power, and a smaller barrel than standard. myVolts CrazyChain VAR2 reverses the polarity from the 9V isolated pedal power supply output, and makes the barrel smaller too.

Buy CrazyChain here:

Got power questions? Just ask myVolts!"

myVolts Tabletop Sesh: Roland Arias Compacts and Dreadbox gear w/ Korg SQ-1

video upload by

Caroline off of myVolts & Gary

Roland Aria Compact T-8
Roland Aria Compact S-1
Roland MB-Cube
Dreadbox Hades Reissue
Dreadbox Kinematic Pedal
Korg SQ-1

Power cables:
myVolts Ripcord AA9927MS powering Roland MB-Cube & Dreadbox Kinematic Pedal

All available at

Perkons driven by the Midicake arpeggiator (no talk)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Two examples of the Midicake Arp driving the Perkons drum machine. There's no patterns or steps programmed here, just MIDI triggers sent from the Arp. Each voice is on a different MIDI channel. Variations are created by a gentle modulation of the beats/bar parameter and the two modulations channels variously affecting velocity, groove length and the rhythm pattern length. Timings on individual parts have also been tweaked using the delay parameter. When you see the orange light on a channel it means that part is muted.
The Arp is of course blind to what might make a pleasing drum pattern so it's a little bit chaotic at times but overall I think it's an interesting end result. If the drums weren't the main focus of your performance, but you needed something that continually changed to the avoid simple continuous loops then this might be a good solution. By switching kits you can also create some interesting fills. And while it might all be a bit loose as a jam, it could easily be chopped up into something much more coherant. And a drum machine that was able to receive note information (like the LXR-02) would be even more interesting.
The Geiger Counter provides some grit and there's also a little Fabfilter Pro-R on the kick (which was taken as a separate out).
Anyway, just a little noodle for your consideration and amusement.

0:00 Noodle one
1:32 Noodle two

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

UNO SYNTH PRO X From IK Multimedia - Getting Started Walkthrough & Programming Guide

video upload by The Sound Test Room

Click here for additional UNO Synth PRO X posts posts - sort by date on top.

Digitakt Beat Matching: Repitch, Resample, and Slice

video upload by EZBOT

"In this tutorial, learn how to adapt drum loops to match any BPM seamlessly, providing essential flexibility in your music production on the Elektron Digitakt. Equip yourself with this essential skill and enhance the precision and adaptability of your beat making on the Digitakt. Let's get started."

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:

Get the Elektron Riser here:"

Entire Back-Catalog of Optigan / Orchestron / Panoptigon Disc Titles Now Available


"For the first time in a couple of years, our entire catalog of existing disc titles for Optigan, Orchestron, and Panoptigon are now back in print and available for purchase! While the Optical Disc Lab (made possible by the generous support of our fellow Optigoners) isn’t quite ready yet to plot masters of new titles, we can now make copies of our existing masters that are fully up to the quality we were able to previously achieve with an outside vendor. So if there’s any gaps in your collection, they can now be filled!"

The Enchanting LoFi Textures Of An Optical Sound Sampler

video upload by HAINBACH

"Listen to the 'Talentmaker Takes' EP on my bandcamp:

The Chilton Talentmaker is one of the first samplers, or rather loop players. Like the slightly more famous Mellotron, it allows playback of recorded instruments, but it can play them back as loops. This allows for all kind of endless playback of music, from 'German Band' and 'Polka Band' to 'Waltz Guitar', made famous through Michel Gondry's 'Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless mind' soundtrack.

The Chilton and its close relatives, the Optigan and Orchestron, were used by Kraftwerk, David Lynch, Tom Waits, The Clash and many more."

Andy Stott + Debit | Moog Sound Lab

video upload by Moog Music Inc

"The Moog Sound Lab series returns with electronic music producers Delia Beatriz (aka Debit) and Andy Stott!

Inside the Moog Sound Lab studio space, the two joined forces to compose and perform an original track infused with elements of each artist’s unique musical style, ranging from hard techno and post-punk to dream pop and Latin club music.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Andy Stott and Debit use Matriarch, Grandmother, DFAM, and Mavis in their creative process, integrating this selection of flexible hardware instruments with Ableton for a seamless production flow.

More about Debit:
More about Andy Stott:"

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro X Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

0:00 Basses
0:58 Pads
2:07 Dub Chords
4:08 Leads
5:02 Bassline Mode
6:00 more Leads
7:16 EFX

Click here for additional UNO Synth PRO X posts posts - sort by date on top.

Best of Roland Jupiter-4 Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

"(c)2007-23 by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

Best of Roland Jupiter-4 Synthesizer
all synthesizer sounds: Roland Jupiter-4 Synthesizer (1978)
drums: Boss DR-55, Korg KR-55B, Roland TR-808 , Roland TR-707 Linndrum, Simmons SDS-8

0:06 Intro
0:30 Space Voyager
0:59 November Rain
1:46 Lost 70s
2:53 Landing Ship
3:04 New Wave
3:32 Mistral Wind
3:43 Nightliner
4:05 Old Wave
4:28 The Rocket
4:53 Bad Time
5:13 Dust In The Wind
5:41 Astral
5:55 City By Night
6:33 Machine Run
6:44 Run Run Run
7:22 Jetstream
7:36 Alarm
8:11 1978
9:27 Outro

The Roland Jupiter-4 Synthesizer from the year 1978 is one of my favorite synths. Here can you find the full Jupiter-4 playlist with single sound demos and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The Jupiter-4 playlist:"

Korg Mono/Poly SN 373543

via this auction

"Beautiful vintage Korg Mono/Poly. In excellent working condition. Tuning is excellent after a few minutes warm-up. All switches, knobs, key contacts work great."

TTMC Sequencer Card & ROLAND TR-909 trigger out (rim shot)

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

PLAYDATE Granular Explorations On A Rainy Day

video upload by Perplex On

"I've recently finally received my playdate after more than 2 years of waiting. Besides the nice retro games, there are also a few audiovisual apps already out there, which makes the device way more exciting. First stop here is an app called Granular by Orllewin, inspired by an old Reaktor instrument called Travelizer. It is an experimental granular sampler which splits a sample (recorded via its internal mic, via external mic with trrs splitter on the headphone jack or in this case, an imported custom sample) into 5 tracks with various granular controls and separate fx.

This and more cool apps by the dev:"

"Granular is an experimental 'grain sampler' for Playdate that plays subsamples from a recorded parent sample, it's inspired by the old Reaktor 'Travelizer' instrument. Granular includes various modifiable parameters and effects to change the sound which produces beautiful glitchy ambience that can be used on its own or as a background for other instruments.

You really need headphones or to connect to a speaker - this will not sound good through the Playdate's tiny built-in speaker.

You don't have rigid control over the playback, most options not related to effects/filters increase or decrease the probability of something happening, either a change in playback rate, or how regular the samples are triggered, it's all fairly random.

Generally 'A' selects and navigates, 'B' closes and pops the stack back to the previous location, everything should be intuitive with a little exploration. Granular operates on probabilities; when you select 'jump' or 'rev.' (reverse) or other parameters you're telling the underlying engine to allow the possibility of that happening each cycle."

Classic FX app process Alesis Micron synth sound

video upload by Igor Vasiliev

"Classic FX (iOS/Mac/AudioUnit) is a complete sound effects processor and a mono-to-stereo enhancer with equalizer, effects and reverb, based on specially designed high-quality processing algorithms and suitable for any kind of audio sources.

More about Classic FX:"

IK Multimedia Introduces New UNO Synth PRO X Paraphonic Dual Filter Analog Synthesizer

Freedom of Sound video upload by ikmultimedia

Click here for additional posts - sort by date on top.

"Embark on a liberating sonic adventure with UNO Synth PRO X, a powerful analog synthesizer that’ll ignite your creativity and elevate your music to new dimensions. Prepare to be inspired as you explore a world of infinite possibilities, where technology meets the timeless allure of analog warmth.

• 3 discrete wave-morphing oscillators offer vast soundscapes
• Dual Filter design featuring an OTA based multimode filter
• Connects directly to other gear: laptop, keyboards, Eurorack
• 10 stereo effects in 3 slots plus analog overdrive
• Advanced Paraphonic 64-step sequencer and 10-mode arpeggiator
• Bassline and 3 voice modes to express all your ideas
• Stores 256 user-editable presets with Editor/Librarian software
• Compact and ready to play everywhere you go"

Click the pics to zoom in.

Playable Power: Exploring the UNO Synth Pro X Pros and Cons

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Today, we're diving into the UNO Synth Pro X by IK Multimedia ( and I'm stoked to show you how fun and intuitive this little beast can be! It's a 3 Oscillator, analog, bassline powerhouse that combines the best elements from various synths into one incredible package. We'll jam on it, do sound design, and I'll give you my quick pros and cons since I've been using it for a while. While I am overall impressed with this synth's features and warm analog sound, it can be improved in some areas. So let's take it for a ride and see where it takes us! Yes, this video is sponsored by IK Multimedia, but if I ain't into the synth, I won't do it. Peace!"

00:00 What's Good?
00:43 CONS
01:52 PROS
03:45 Trippy Pattern I Was Working On
04:04 Jamming Through the Synth's Features
07:04 Some Reverb, Why Not?
08:57 Making Better Patterns With Gate and Accent
11:29 Making a Banger in Minutes
16:16 How Have I Not Tried 10 Steps Before?!

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

Review: UNO SYNTH PRO X // Ideas for dual filter mayhem, and a full tutorial // IK Multimedia USPX

video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:30 vs OG Synth Pro
3:55 Bassline
5:30 What’s similar
5:50 Paraphonic x 3
7:20 Connectivity
8:20 Oscillators
9:55 Cross mods
12:05 Filter #1
13:00 Filter #2
14:15 Serial ideas
15:30 Parallel tips
16:50 Drive
17:25 Effects
20:10 Mods & matrix
24:00 Arpeggiator
24:50 Sequencer
26:35 Automation
27:25 Rnd & swing
27:50 Seq transpose
29:20 Editor, plugin
30:30 Pros & cons
34:25 Baba outro
36:00 All presets

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

UNO Synth Pro X // review and demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

"The Evolution of the IK Multimedia UNO... Its grown knobs!! ... and buttons.. and is a lot better for it. It's the new Uno Synth Pro X. Here's my demo and review, but if you know the channel you'll know I'm a fan of this analog synth. Its predecessors never looked like they sounded - this not only looks the part, but sounds it too.

Any reservations anyone had about the UNO Synth Pro were not about the sound, just the interface. So this is a very welcome update."

0:00 The UNO Evolution
2:50 Hardware & Interface
9:38 Uno Pro vs Uno Pro X
10:42 It's got 2 Oscillators
15:16 It's got 2 Filters
21:03 Modulation
22:55 Effects
31:52 Demo - Ambient Pads
34:16 Arpeggiator
35:29 Sequencer
37:23 Bassline Mode
38:41 Round-up
39:54 Some Presets

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

IK Multimedia Uno Synth Pro X Unboxing + Demo | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

"From Classic to Brand-new Sounds
Inside UNO Synth PRO X, users will discover a unique analog sound engine that they can sculpt to be anything they desire. With a fresh layout, the new UNO Synth PRO X gives players immediate control over its dual-filter, 3-oscillator paraphonic design, 256 presets, 64-step sequencer and much more.

To add more color to the sound, there’s a warm and organic true-analog overdrive, plus 10 studio-quality effects (including a new shimmer reverb and uni-vibe-like modulations) in three simultaneous slots: modulation, delay and reverb.
External signals can be routed through the filters and the effects in addition to UNO’s original thru-put for daisy-chaining multiple units together without using a mixer.

More Ways to Play and Perform
UNO Synth PRO X offers a 64-step paraphonic sequencer with parameter automation including CV and Gate. It has step and real-time recording with a sequence randomizer (following the scale selected) to create intricate and evolving soundscapes. UNO Synth PRO X also features a 10- mode arpeggiator with pattern designer.

In addition to legato, mono and paraphonic modes, users will find a new Bassline mode which modifies the behavior and interaction between core parts of the synth like the filter and envelopes in exciting and inspiring ways.

Comprehensive, Easy-to-use Controls
UNO Synth PRO X offers the simplicity and familiarity of classic synths with added modern control elements. It provides over 30 hands-on controls plus a 16-slot modulation matrix. Users can easily design the most sophisticated modulation scheme with both internal and external sources including MIDI controllers.

UNO Synth PRO X stores 256 user-editable presets, each capturing the full state of the sound en- gine from oscillators to effects. Presets can be further managed with the included Editor/Librarian. The Editor works as both a standalone application and as a plug-in inside a DAW allowing users to program and play the UNO Synth PRO X just like a virtual instrument.

Connectivity includes USB-C and 5-pin DIN MIDI In and Out making it easy to integrate with other synths and Mac/PC, while assignable CV/Gate connections let UNO Synth PRO X interact effortlessly with Eurorack or other modular systems.

The Sonic Sidekick
Compact and weighing less than a kilo, UNO Synth PRO X is the ideal traveling companion. It can be powered via USB-C and includes a standard power supply unit with barrel for the power-in jack. It has a dedicated 1/8′′ stereo headphone out as well as balanced stereo outputs for superior audio quality in any situation, whether on a plane or on stage.

No other synth in such a portable format places this amount of sound design tools at one’s fingertips. UNO Synth PRO X truly frees users to create the sounds they seek, whether emulating classic analog synths or shaping new unique sounds all their own."

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

IK Multimedia UNO SYNTH PRO X Sound Demo (no talking) with Presets for Ambient and Techno

video upload by Limbic Bits

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

0:00 Opener (PADS)
0:43 Cane
2:03 Lost
2:58 90s Pad
3:44 Cold
5:01 King
5:57 Bolt

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro X Demo & Review

video upload by musictrackjp

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro X Sound Demo (no talking)

video upload by musictrackjp

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro X: First Jam (no talking)

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

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Ik Multimedia: Uno Synth Pro X - Unboxing e audio demo!

video upload by Synth Cafè

Google translated:

"IK MULTIMEDIA Italia has decided to entrust me with the first unboxing in Italy of the new Uno Synth Pro X. What an honour! Obviously, I did things a bit my way and forgive me if you find some mistakes in the shots and in some sounds but I had very few days to prepare this video. In the end I enjoyed it so much that in addition to the unboxing you will also see him play.

A Synth Pro X is a 3-oscillator monophonic/paraphonic analog synthesizer (thus with 3-voice paraphony) with a versatile design and a wide range of functions.
It features two state-variable filters, 10-mode arpeggiator, a 64-step sequencer, 12 studio-grade effects, and much (much) more.
Here are some of the main features of the Uno Synth Pro X:
3 analog oscillators
2 state variable filters in series or parallel (OTA LP/HP multimode and LP 12/24 db/oct auto) 10-mode arpeggiator
Elektron-style 64-step sequencer with random mode
12 studio effects (modulations/delays/various reverbs)
Stereo sound output
Mono audio input
2 programmable and automatable CV GATE inputs
MIDI port
USB port
256 presets
Power supply via USB or power adapter
The sound is undoubtedly modern, in my opinion in step with most of today's sonorities. Sometimes it's hard to even keep it at bay especially when using the drive.
The effects are really beautiful and are probably the non plus ultra of the machine, in particular the reverbs, which I liked a lot. The "Bassline" key is brilliant, which literally modifies some parameters of the synthesizer giving some "limitations" that go a bit to remember the characteristics of the 303, such as the cutoff which will be limited up to 5K hertz!"

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

Flip Sampler Update 1.4. Looping Envelope Demo

video upload by Oliver Greschke

"Flip Sampler has just been updated to version 1.4. This update adds new stock projects, over 100 new stock samples, and a much requested new feature, the Looping Envelope.
Located on the revamped Sample tab, engaging the Looping Envelope means any selected portion of a sample can be looped while it’s playing. This allows for samples of notes or chords to be sustained indefinitely, as well as opening up a new world of sound design possibilities within Flip—from ambient/pad sounds, to granular glitching, to audio-rate looping which can turn any sample into a playable polyphonic synth voice. A 'Fade' parameter crossfades the transitions between the loop points if a smoother sound is desired.
Adding even more power, the loop’s start point, length, and crossfade amount can be automated from Flip’s Automation page. Like all of Flip’s automation lanes, each can have its own independent length, leading to fun and creative polymetric variations."

Make Noise Spectraphon SAO Mode Bass (Shared System)

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto
Make Noise Modular Synth Sample Pack ver.2.5 update for free.
Added 66 Spectraphon Bass Loops.

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

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