MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 10, 2023

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Oberheim OB-X Mono Synth - 10 Note Sequence

video upload by Polydata

"The Korg SQ-64 sending a repeating 10-note pattern to the single card OB-X project I built from @RosenSound"

That's one voice board of the OB-X. Interesting concept that could be applied to other synth voice boards. Definitely want to keep a soft brush duster around, or a clear decksaver type cover might work. It would be kind of cool to know/imagine the electricy flowing through the components while playing.

Oberheim Matrix 6R

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D Rev 2

Update: It's come to my attention this listing could have been a scam. Remember, ALWAYS go through Reverb and eBay for their buyer protection as listed on Reverb here, and eBay here. If you try to make a deal outside of Reverb and eBay to save a few bucks, you will not be covered.

Here is the listing for reference:

via this auction

"Purchased in 1995, I've cherished this piece. However, after months of contemplation, I've decided it's time to part with it. Everything functions perfectly. Includes owner's manual, tuning instructions, and an ATA road case.

Some believe that Rev-3 offers the steadiest tuning, but it feels commonplace to me. Rev-1 had an erratic power supply, resulting in its distinct sound. Personally, I favor Rev-2—slightly unstable, yet it preserves Rev-1's unique character."

Regarding revs I almost thought this was a Don Martin Minimoog Model E aka Donimoog or the Welsh Minimoog as the Reverb listing had 1995 in the title. I realize that was the date purchased by the seller in the listing description.

I was curious how many different revs were documented and decided to see if Wikipedia's Minimoog article might mention them. They don't (and they don't mention the Doninmoog or Welsh Minimoog, but they do have this interesting bit on a Taco Bell connection:

"Moog Co released the first Minimoog in 1970.[3][4]: 232  Moog said it was conceived as a portable tool for session musicians, and the team expected to sell "maybe 100 of them".[5] Moog became acquainted with former evangelist and musician David Van Koevering, who was so impressed with the Minimoog that he began demonstrating it to musicians and music stores. Van Koevering's friend Glen Bell, founder of the restaurant chain Taco Bell, allowed him to use a building on a private island Bell owned in Florida. There, Van Koevering hosted an event he billed as Island of Electronicus, a 'pseudo-psychedelic experience that brought counterculture (minus the drugs) to straight families and connected it with the sound of the Minimoog'."

Think about that the next time you have Taco Bell.

Waldorf Microwave 1 Rev.B Rackmount Wavetable Synthesizer w/ Original Manuals

via this auction

"In nearly mint condition (see pictures), fully working, sounds awesome
with original manuals, mains cable, MIDI cable

19" Rackmount

Connections: 6x outputs - MIDI in/out/through"

€ ~ Rack ~ Buchla Complex

video upload by Ebotronix

Buchla 200t :
245t, 2x281t, 2x 292t, 266t, 257t, 4x 258t
Sputnik Modular:
2x 5 Step Voltage Source, Selector, 2x Dual Oscillator, 2x 6 Channel Mixer, CV Processor,
2 Quad Function Trigger Source, Valve Multiplexer, EF Preamp, 2x Oscillator, 2x Quad VCA/ VCF,
Spectral Processor,West Coast Random Source.
Doepfer R2m,A 174-2, A 156, A 182-1, A 185-2, A 183-2.
Mutable Instruments 4x Ripples v2
Tunefish Modular :
4x Ornament and Crime: Harmonic Minor Scale,Temps Utile, μYarns, 2x μVeils,Veils,2x Typhoon,Shades
Flame Instruments 2x Q Slider
XAOC 2x Batumi, Poti.
Intellijel Planar 2 ,1u Multi FX
Malekko Jag
2x Strymon Cloudburst
vid # 2248

Triglav 208 Timbre first Jam with Buchla & Tiptop Audio modules

video upload by Stazma

"Triglav Modular has been kind enought to send me on of their brand new '208 Timbre' module to try out, so I can make some demo videos for you all.
Here is my very first patch with it. It does sound damn good!"

via Triglav

"The 208 Timbre is a faithful recreation of the wavefolder from the later version of the Stored Program Sound Source Model 208.
Two additional trimmers were added to enable calibrating input and output levels to match any Eurorack oscillator."

Vermona twinVCFilter - Part 1: filter sweeps

video upload by vermonagear

00:00 Intro
00:42 filter-sweep lowpass, 12dB/octave
02:07 filter-sweep bandpass, 6dB/octave
03:05 filter-sweep highpass, 12 dB/octave
04:01 filter-sweep lowpass, 12dB/octave, high-gain

"TwinVCFilter is a dual state variable filter featuring two identical filter sections, each with 12 dB/octave low- and high-pass mode, as well as 6 dB/octave bandpass mode. Both filter sections can be linked and combined in serial and parallel mode. The twinVCFilter can be extended using the tVCF-Extension module."

You can find additional parts in this series here.

Checking out the Delay 1 by Joranalogue!

video upload by

"From Karplus Strong to spacey stereo choruses with Joranalogue Audio Design's new Bucket Brigade analog delay module!

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Stay Noisy!"

Kaivo: Patcher Overview

video upload by Madrona Labs

"Overview of Kaivo's Patcher Section

Kaivo is a software instrument combining two powerful synthesis techniques (physical modeling and granular synthesis) in an easy-to-use semi-modular package. It’s laid out a bit like an acoustic instrument; the GRANULATOR module acts like the player’s touch, exciting one or more tuned objects (here, the RESONATOR module, based on physical models of resonant objects) that come together in a central resonating body (the BODY module, also physics-based)."

Getting close. #workinonit

via @noiseeng

Pendulate by Newfangled Audio - Tame the chaos! (Demo and tutorial)

video upload by CatSynth TV

"Pendulate is a free virtual instrument from Newfangled audio based that blends and oscillator based on the chaotic physics of a double pendulum with a Buchla-style wavefolder and low-pass gate from 'west coast synthesis'.

00:00 Introduction
00:38 Double pendulum physics and chaos
01:16 Overview of Pendulate
02:13 The Double Pendulum Oscillator
07:37 The Wavefolder
10:25 Wavefolder and Chaos
11:39 The Low Pass Gate
14:31 Factory Presets

To find out more, please visit

'Pendulate is a chaotic monosynth that uses a brand new double-pendulum-oscillator to create previously unheard sounds - biting basses, searing leads, and gritty textures. It can smoothly fade from a sine wave to total chaos, with an expanse of territory to explore in between.'

For another chaotic synthesizer, please check out our review of KULT from Tracktion & Dawsome [posted here]

Please consider supporting this channel to help us bring you more synthesizer tutorials and other content.

"Bored of the same old synth sounds? Newfangled Audio's Pendulate is refreshingly different. Pendulate is a chaotic monosynth that uses a brand new double-pendulum-oscillator to create previously unheard sounds - biting basses, searing leads, and gritty textures. It can smoothly fade from a sine wave to total chaos, with an expanse of territory to explore in between.

Pendulate’s chaotic oscillator is based on the physics of a double pendulum. What initially looks like randomness contains underlying patterns, interconnectedness, constant feedback loops, repetition, self-similarity, fractals, and self-organization. When designing the Pendulate oscillator we took great care to bring out these underlying patterns to create something both chaotic and musical.

Koto Plays Synthesizer World Hits

video upload by KOTO

Cool synth art. Reminds me of the displays on Star Trek.


You can find the release on Amazon and eBay.

The Crumbling Circuit

video upload by HardtekStudios

"This track comes from overusing and abusing the Probability feature of the Novation Circuit Tracks. Almost every instrument and every pattern uses it heavily, alongside the micro step feature for some buzzes, rolls & ratcheting. The soundest is my Toybox collection. Made from sampling toy keyboards. It was recorded into the Zoom L-12 Livetrack and then exported into Logic for some mixing."

Circuit Tracks and Timbre Wolf (Electro Tribal Crab Dance)

video upload by HardtekStudios

"Every time I go to start up a new jam, I can't help but grab the Novation Circuit Tracks. This time, I'm pairing it with the Akai Timbre Wolf. I think it compliments the digital sounding Circuit Tracks perfectly! Midi track 2 from the Tracks is sequencing the Timbre Wolf. I could have just synced up the Sequencer from the Timbre Wolf, but having all those instruments in one spot makes jamming so much more fluid. I recorded the Circuit Tracks and the Timbre Wolf separately using the Zoom L-12 Livetrack and imported those into Logic for mixing and processing with Compressors and EQ. I'm using a different style of compressing than normal, so tell me what you think."

Rhythm Wolf thru TP-2 and Moogerfooger MuRF (Steel Wall Wizard)
video upload by HardtekStudios

"With this setup, I have the Drums and Bass Synth of the Akai Rhythm Wolf going into the Korg TP-2 Tube Preamp & Compressor. The Drum output of the TP-2 is routed into the Zoom L-12 Livetrack for recording,. But the Synth Bass output gets processed by the Moog Moogerfooger MuRF, using the static sequence mode. Then to the L-12 Livetrack for recording. All of this is then uploaded into Logic for mixing."


video upload by Mario Buzo


Karate gi T? Not the mod wheel and pitch bend on the right. The video must be in reverse. Which Clavia synth is that?

System-700 + Space Echo Techno @ Synthesizer Studio Berlin

video upload by Bobinger Audio

"Roland System-700 + Space Echo Techno @ Synthesizer Studio Berlin"

Jupiter-X / Juno-X: Beyond the vintage models

video upload by Alex Ball

Enjoy the intro.

"Last year I shot some bonus footage of the Jupiter-X and Juno-X whilst they were both in the studio to answer two questions I kept getting about them:

1) What's the difference between the Juno-X and Jupiter-X?
2) Can they make their own sounds that aren't recreations of old sounds?

In this video I answer those questions in a practical way.

0:00 Since 1973 Song
0:35 What is this video about?
1:39 Jupiter-X Example 1
4:55 Juno-X Example 1
6:23 Jupiter-X Example 2
8:24 Juno-X Example 2
11:00 Jupiter-X Example 3
12:41 Summary
13:20 Feature Track: Let It Happen

This video was sponsored by Roland."

Music in Nature

video upload by ROLI

"What a perfect combination of music and nature from @b.giorgos on RISE 2 😍🎹🏔️"

Tr-606 & Matrix Mixer preamp Card Tini 3.5mm Test

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Building A Whole Analog Synthesizer voice From Start To Finish On Breadboard

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

if you'd like to see more videos on this project/livestreams and more
support here :-"

Note the chapters were not listed at the time of this post. You can skip around using the player controls at the bottom of the video.

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 w/ DSI Mono Case

via this auction

Home Bake Instruments FM MINT SYNTHESIZER

via this auction

Check out the 3rd and 4th videos here.

"FM MINT is a business card size FM synthesizer. It has a 4-polyphonic tone generator, a sequencer that can store 13 patterns, and an arpeggiator with 8 algorithms. In addition, it is equipped with an AI-based sequence suggestion function that offers an infinite number of unexpected phrases."

1976 Arp Axxe SN 23130621 w/ Original Red Road Case, Patch Sheets & Docs

via this auction

"Vintage Arp Axxe Synthesizer. Sold new on September 22nd, 1976. Comes with the original Anvil Heavy Duty Case. Also includes a few sound cards and the Owners Manual. The Synth and Case weigh about 36 Pounds."

Nord Lead 2X 49-Key synthesizer With Soft Case

via this auction, also on Reverb

Roland V-Synth XT SN ZU11865

via this auction

Let’s create beautiful harmonies with a shift register!

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Shift registers are powerful tools. In this video I demonstrate my favorite trick, creating layered melodies based on a single sequence. I explain the concept and show the core patch using three voices. But also go over a couple of interesting variations and ways to play with the sequences."


00:00 – Intro
01:48 – Shift register
04:48 – Core patch
08:34 – Patch variations
12:34 – Stored sequences
16:17 – Sequence variations

SYNTH YAMAHA CS 60 -(1977) FULL LIVE TEST by Amyr Cantusio Jr in 2023

video upload by

"This is one of the rare Live Tests on a very rare Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer (the same one I recorded two LPS in the 80's as ALPHA III).
Thanks to Home Shop Audiocare Campinas S.P.
Filmed by Cathia Cantusio

The Yamaha CS-60 is a 61 key (aftertouch sensitive), 8 voice polyphonic analog synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (sine, saw and pulse waveforms), noise, resonant low and high pass filters, dedicated filter (IAADSR) and amp (ADSR) envelopes, LFO (saw:down|up, sine, square, S/H, external waveforms), ring modulation, ribbon controller, and 13 presets (1 editable)."

"Este é um dos raros Testes ao Vivo num rarissimo Sintetizador Yamaha CS-60(este mesmo o qual gravei dois LPS nos anos 80 como ALPHA III).
Agradecimento ao Home Shop Audiocare Campinas S.P.
Filmado por Cathia Cantusio

YAMAHA CS-60 SYNTHESIZER 1977O Yamaha CS-60 é um sintetizador analógico polifônico de 61 teclas (sensível ao toque posterior), 8 vozes, com um único oscilador (sine, saw e formas de onda de pulso), ruído, filtros ressonantes de baixa e alta passagem, filtro dedicado LFO (saw:down|up, senoidal, quadrado, S/H, formas de onda externas), modulação em anel, controlador de fita e 13 presets (1 editável)."

Playing the Korg DW-8000 - Carlo Mezzanotte

video upload by carlomezz

"A jam with the Korg DW-8000, an hybrid synth with great-sounding digital oscillators and excellent analog filters that sound full and warm. With complex envelopes and a built-in digital delay (a rarity for its time), the DW-8000 is a wonderful pad/ambient machine, but equally great at bass and leads as well.
This time, only about half of the patches are my own; the other half are tweaked presets and sounds from a third-party bank.
The last of the historical analog Korg machines, the DW-8000 was released at the peak of the digital explosion, when Yamaha FM synths and the early affordable samplers were the buzzwords of the day. But this synth, in contrast, definitely excel at warm, analog-style textures.
I couldn't resist adding a very slight bit of generic reverb; however, the large majority of ambient effect in the video comes from the built-in delay.

Il Korg DW-8000 è un synth ibrido con ottimi oscillatori digitali e eccellenti filtri analogici che suonano caldi e pieni. Con inviluppi complessi e un digital delay integrato (una rarità per i suoi tempi), il DW-8000 è uno strumento superbo per pad e ambient, ma ideale anche per bassi e lead.
Questa volta, soltanto metà circa dei suoni sono di mia programmazione; l'altra metà è composta di presets modificati e suoni di un banco esterno.
Ultimo degli analogici storici della Korg, il DW-8000 esce all'apice della rivoluzione digitale, quando si parlava solo di strumenti in FM Yamaha e dei primi campionatori relativamente a buon mercato. Ma in contrasto, questo synth ha il suo punto di forza nelle calde tessiture analogiche.
Non ho resistito ad aggiungere un leggerissimo tocco di riverbero generico; ma comunque la grande maggioranza dell'effetto d'ambiente che ascoltate nel video proviene dal delay integrato."

Funkdrmr steal_02

video upload by Isobutane

"Thank you for watching."

Hainbach Gave Away His Test Equipment - Exploring The New Tape and Test Equipment Studio in Porto

video upload by HAINBACH

"I gave away my test equipment (two palettes of it at least) and I am happy about that! Because it became the foundation of a new tape and test equipment studio that you too can record in now. It is situated at the non-profit association Sonoscopia in Porto, Portugal. Sonoscopia is a unique place run by musicians and sound artists. Every nook and cranny is filled with objects made by artists who did residencies there. It is truly one of the nicest places in experimental music I have found across the world.

I gave a workshop on how to use this equipment for music, and here is the short version of that. If you are interested in the full process and more knowledge, the unedited version is on my Patreon.

PATRONS get good things:

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

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