MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 18, 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023

The breathing machines | DSI Tempest and JD-800 Experimental IDM track

video upload by MIDERA

"Wanted to sit down with the Tempest and do something with it. I made the drum beat and decided that it needed some pad sound overlaid, so I added some pads from the JD-800 on top of it. Then I recorded it.

Dave Smith Instruments Tempest
Roland JD-800
Eventide Blackhole VST

#Tempest #Roland #JD-800"

Arturia Analog Lab V - "SynthScape" Soundset

video upload by LFOstore

"Arturia Analog Lab V 'SynthScapes' sound bank 65 presets

'SynthScapes' 65 synth sounds for your for your Analog Lab, Analog Lab V.


65 presets with Type:

Evolving Pad
Melodic Sequence
Ambient SFX
Digital Bass
Plucked Keys

Made by Alexander Kav."

Arp Odyssey 2800 - Sounds and Patches

video upload by autoy

"Some sounds from the Arp odyssey 2800 I've just finished restoring."

Intellijel Introduces Stomp Eurorack Module

via Intellijel

Eurorack is a synthesist’s toy chest. Stompboxes are a guitarist’s toy chest. Each industry offers a seemingly infinite variety of products that enable musicians to build systems unique to their needs and to create a signature sound. Each is also somewhat addictive. Rare is the musician who doesn’t eventually need a larger toy chest to house the accumulated toys.

Fortunately for the budget-conscious musician, Eurorack modules and stompboxes have always existed in separate worlds — someone whose Eurorack system consumes an entire wall in their home is usually not the same person whose pedalboard now requires a dedicated roadie just to transport it to the gig.

Intellijel’s Stomp removes the barrier between Eurorack and stompboxes. It provides the modular synthesist with a portal to stompbox nirvana, and the guitarist with a wormhole to the sonic manipulations of Eurorack modules.

Stomp enables the modular synthesist to interact with the impressive assortment of delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, fuzz boxes, tremolos, wah-wahs, amp simulators, compressors, and pitch shifter pedals available to guitarists. If your effects pedal is adorned with an expression pedal input, Stomp supports that too, and even features a built-in LFO to modulate your pedal’s expression input. Need something crazier? No problem. Simply patch any modulation source from your modular system into the expression control jack to override the built-in LFO.

Conversely, guitarists can plug their guitar directly into Stomp’s RETURN jack, giving them access to the myriad filters, ring mods, wavefolders and — most importantly — the near-infinite CV modulation delights inherent in Eurorack.


Robust Neutrik 1/4″ TS connectors for the SEND/RETURN and TRS for the Expression interface
Signals arriving at Stomp’s RETURN jack pass through a Class A triode emulator, allowing for some tube-like overdrive at high gain setting.
Stomp is more than just a simple level shifter — it’s also an impedance converter, which provides proper drive and loading for any FX pedals or instruments you connect.
Separate gain controls on both the SEND and RETURN. This enables you to adjust the level of any audio being sent to the FX pedals as well as any audio coming back into the modular. Not only does this allow you to optimize the signal-to-noise ratio, but by significantly boosting the RETURN level, you can achieve some pleasingly overdriven tones.
Supports both Instrument and Line levels via a front panel switch.
Use Stomp’s RETURN circuit as a “direct box” for connecting any instrument.
The high input impedance of the RETURN circuit allows it to be used as a piezo pickup preamp for acoustic instruments.
Use Stomp in the studio as an active “re-amping” device to play pre-recorded tracks back through guitar amplifiers or pedals.
All inputs are protected for minimum RF interference.
Return signal can be phase inverted for use with those pedals or effects types that invert phase.
Low MIX output impedance for driving long cables, lower noise, and minimum interference from outside sources.
The Expression Pedal Output converts analog CV sources (or the internal LFO) into an output compatible with most stompbox Expression inputs.

Introducing Intellijel SEALEGS Eurorack Delay Module

video upload by mylarmelodies

"Yarr!! Today Intellijel be commission' me to demo their new stereo delay module with added reverb! First tutorial, then jams from 21:01!


00:00 Intro Montage
01:01 What Be Sealegs?
02:42 Learn the Ropes (Panel Walkthru)
12:00 Modes: TAPE
14:24 Modes: BBD
16:59 Modes: DIGI
20:34 Rhythmic Delay Jam!
25:15 Sealegs on Drum Machine!
30:33 Fog (Reverb) Only!
33:13 Chorusy Stereo and Karplus Jam!
35:41 Self-CV-Modulation Jam!
38:38 Driven & Colour CV Mod Jam!
41:24 Wobbly Plaitsy Jam
45:06 Ambient Seafoam
47:56 Join the crew"

And a video coming up from Intellijel: Update: video is now live.

Intellijel Sealegs

video upload by Intellijel

"Our design goal for Sealegs was to create the warmest, most musical and organic delay module possible — something that would sweeten and enhance any audio one chose to feed into it. As such, great care has gone into modeling the most distinctive and desirable sonic characteristics of three different types of delay circuits: Tape, Bucket Brigade, and Crossfading Digital.
A plethora of onboard controls enable you to dial in exactly the sound you want; synced or un-synced delays times (for both left and right channels); saturating input drive; a built-in modulator with 7 morphing waveshapes, Wow & Flutter emulation, and an envelope follower; plus dedicated low- and high-pass filters; built-in hiss & crackle noises; per-model color controls; a spacious reverb; and a re-configurable signal flow through the unit. In addition, attenuverted modulation inputs abound — ensuring the delay ebbs and flows with your musical needs.

- Three Unique delay models — Tape, Bucket Brigade, and Crossfading Digital
- Per-model Color, Modulation behavior, and Saturation/Limiting
- True Stereo delay with separate L/R buffers
- Three Stereo configurations (PONG, Time/Width, L/R)
- Three Range variations for short Chorus/Flanger style delays to Long ambient repeats.
- Up to 6(L) and 8(R) seconds of delay time (Width can add up to 33% to Time)
- Built-in modulator with Wow & Flutter, Envelope Follower, and 7 morphing wave shapes
- Lush 1970s-inspired reverb with 3 insert positions.
- Saturating input drive with level trim
- Stable external clock (or tap tempo) sync for Delay Times or Modulation
- Highpass and Lowpass filters for filtered repeats
- Freeze functionality for holding the buffer and looping
- Nine CV inputs with attenuverters
- 96 kHz 24-bit Stereo I/O and 32-bit floating point internal processing"

miserable gear jam

video upload by Jexus (

"just a long version of the jam that you saw on the bad gear 100k sub episode;)

bassline - redsound darkstar
hihats with feedback - korg volca drum
kick & snare - alesis hr 16 (not seen in the video)
everything else - alesis micron"

【自作シンセ】アナログライクなFMシンセサイザーをラズパイPicoとArduinoで作ってみた。OP-F Synthesizer

video upload by Harumio 1529

Harumio also brought us the DIY Prophet 4.


"This video introduces an original synth that I made as a hobby.
The F in OP-F was named because it has 4 operators, 4poly per Raspberry Pi, was made in Fukuoka, and is my initial.
This was the hardest edit I've ever done. Watch till the end."

Moog Mother32 - "Cosmos" Soundset (32 Patches)

video upload by LFOstore

"LFO Store presents a revolutionary soundset for Moog Mother-32 - a semi-modular monophonic analog synthesizer! A feature of this bank is the use of non-standard modulation techniques with the mixture of external audio noise effects (samples). Therefore, very interesting sounds are obtained, which are suitable for both classical electronic music and experimental styles.

In this soundbank you will find completely different settings - from long and atmospheric drone effects, short plucks, catchy leads and even pads that can be layered for a bright analog sound! Each patch is sketched in detail and accompanied by a description of the preferred modulation parameters and the external sounds used. These patches will be very handy for both live performances and studio work.

This year, our team has implemented the Analog 2023 Series project and has already created several hundred patches for analog synthesizers such as Wasp, Cat, Neutron and others. Thus, we have accumulated considerable experience in creating quality products for analog synthesizers. This soundset is suitable for both professionals who are interested in improving their skills, and beginners, who just started their first sound design steps.

The product pack contains:

♪ The booklet in .pdf format with high quality pictures of every of 32 hand-crafted patches created by the well-known sound designers, Otto K. Schwarz;
♪ Audio Examples of each patch in .mp3 format;
♪ External audio samples in .wav format."

Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave OS 1.5 Update Adds MPE Support, Poly Unison, Free Running OSCS & Long LFOs

via Groove Synthesis

3rd Wave OS version 1.5

new in this release:

- support for MIDI MPE controllers - enable MPE from the GLOBAL menu and explore the new modulation sources at the end of the list. Pitch bend range can be set in the MISC menu

- option for free running analog oscillators in the MISC menu which is settable per patch - In the analog waveform mode, which you are using when you select the Axx waveforms like Saw and Square, now has the option to make the waveforms not reset when you start a new note. In this mode, the oscillators will continue to drift from each other as they do on some fully analog synthesizers. There are two side effects if you are using free running for the analog waveforms:

1. When two or more oscillators are running at the same time, the phase of the waveforms will not be reset and could start at any position. As a result, there will be phase cancellation compared to having the oscillators always start at the same point. What you will hear is that the notes will change volume level slightly as the oscillators start and also drift in and out of phase with each other.

2. In the normal mode the oscillator always starts at zero. Now it could start at any point in its phase position. That means when you hit a note, a single oscillator could be at 0, +1.0, -1.0, or anywhere in between. If it starts at or close to +1.0 ot -1.0, you are going from no sound to fully on immediately. This can cause a click at the beginning of the note depending on the phase. It is noticeable mostly when using a sine wave, and not too noticeable with something like a saw or square. If you want to use this free running mode, turn the attack time up to +20 or higher to quickly fade in and avoid the potential click.

UNO Synth Pro X - Review - Sonic LAB

video upload by sonicstate

"We take a look at the new Uno Synth Pro X from IK Multimedia - rather than a fully new instrument, this is an update for their Uno Synth Pro Desktop which we really enjoyed when we took a look. The X is only available in this form and adds a whole lot of extra UI and physical controls to ultimately the same (or very similar) synth engine.

There are however some differences:-
New Hardware UI with metal top plate (no capacitive touch keyboard and strips)
Additional Envelope Generator ENV3
USB-C connection for MIDI (and included additional PSU with separate connection)
Vib and Chorus Ensemble in place of flange and phase
Shimmer Reverb Algorithm
Bassline Mode - modifies the behaviour of the synth engine, adds accenting controls to the sequencer.

Available now priced at £510(ish) and around $499 Street

Exclusive extra content on Patreon (patches and extra video)

00:00:00 Intro
00:04:11 Oscillators
00:06:44 Filter
00:12:51 sounds
00:14:51 Shimmer
00:17:09 Envelopes
00:18:22 Sequencer
00:19:02 Bassline Mode
00:20:01 A few presets
00:26:14 Conclusion
01:27:58 Summary"

Ekzil - "Stellar clouds": Circuit Track / Microfreak / Volca bass

video upload by Geoffroy AULAGNER

"This is my new song produced with my favorite setup !
I really enjoyed creating this new "pluck" sound on the Arturia Microfreak. The modulation matrice offers countless possibilities 🤩

My setup 🎹:
Microfreak : arpeggio, melody 1
Volca Bass: bass, melody 2
Novation Circuit Tracks: Chords, drums, bass
Korg NTS-1 / potarbox: reverb, ping pong delay, transition

This semi-improvised jam was performed and recorded live to a stereo output. As usual, I have edited the mix in Ableton to make sure I'm getting the best volume out of the track."

Exploring anomalies with the Boss RC505 MKII Looper!

video upload by

"This is NOT a performance, but just a fun synth geek hang out.

I'll be talking about gear, exploring some presets on the Arturia MiniFreak and experimenting with some very basic live looping on the Roland SP505 MKII."



The Chapel - Outdoor Live Performance | Akai MPC Live 2 | Digitakt | Arturia Microfreak Stellar

video upload by KeyRides

"One day while working, I passed this beautiful ruined 15th century chapel.
I knew immediately that I wanted to come back here to make music.

So I got up on this beautiful summer morning and drove to the chapel.

This is one of my very first live performances using the MPC Live 2 paired with the Elektron Digitakt and the amazing Microfreak by Arturia.

I hope you like it.


Filmed with Panasonic Lumix G70, G9 and DJI Mini 3. Recorded directly to Zoom H5.

Free Synth - CS-300 by K Brown Synth Plugins

video upload by Elektronick Musick

"Based on the Yamaha CS-30L

More flexible mixers/some features from the CS-15 included. Section arranged as in the CS-15. In a vintage-y 'Radio Days' GUI, as the hardware CS monosynths were butt-ugly. Includes presets based on the CS-30L patchbook.

Delay is IK Multimedia T-racks Tape Echo"

Cosmos | Ambient Eurorack Modular (Mother 32, Plaits, Rings, Data Bender, Beads, Fx Aid XL)

video upload by SyllixMusic

Download the patch notes:
Download the audio:

"Hello! I'm spending some more time getting to know Fx Aid XL a little better. Here's a little droning patch that makes me feel as if I'm on a spaceship travelling through the cosmos."

Original Roland System 100 Brochure

via this auction

Rare MaM SQ-16 (Music and More) Multitrack Sequencer

via this auction

"Multitrack midi sequencer. has drum and melodic parts, external record function, different midi setup options, and some experimental features

it’s a great example of very authentic and special step sequencer. very rare to find. it can be a straight forward control station, but also has unique experimental features as rotate, step delay, and so on.

so it is very well balanced for programming straight forward melodies/rhythms, or to do something completely unpredictable and polyrhythmical.

lots of built in memory, song and pattern chain modes, great, compact, stylish, and very sophisticated device made in Germany."

Oberheim Two voice racked by Studio Electronics

via this auction

"Oberheim Two Voice Module racked by Studio electronics !

It is a very Rare synth a brings the TVS to another level with MIDI and aftertouch !"

Listed for $21,150.23

Korg EX-8000 w/ DW-8P Retroactive Expander

via this auction

"Vintage Korg EX-8000 ( Rackmount DW-800) with the Retroactiv expander giving you the best UI for all the parameters in the menu."

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter Rackmount Sound Module with MPG-80 Programmer

via this auction

Roland Jupiter-8 - Serviced with Warranty / Invoice

via this auction

Moog 1982 Product Catalog Featuring the DSC - Digital Sequential Controller

via this auction

Note the DSC in the 2nd image. Kind of looks like a Source minus keys. You can see one in the flesh in this previous post. According to the catalog:

DSC-To meet the need of performers demanding the versatility and freedom that can be attained with a sequencing device, Moog introduces the Digital Sequential Controller (DSC).

The DSC is an intelligent controller - it stores information played on a synthesizer keyboard and reproduces and manipulates that information in musically useful ways.

The DSC has three recording modes - normal, metronomic, and expanding. In the normal mode all keyboard technique (key depressions, slurs, etc.) - is recorded exactly as played. The metronomic mode disregards timing information and assigns the same time value to each event. The expanded mode stores anything that can be played on the synthesizer (including pitch bend, vibrato, and glide).

Four sequences can be stored (total storage approx 800 notes). The DSC will send the sequence information back to "play" the synthesizer. Sequences can be "chained" for playback in any particular order. Playback can be stopped and continued, or run in "single-step" mode. Notes within a sequence can be edited and corrected.

A "transpose chain" can be programmed and stored to produce automatic key changes. Output pulses can be programmed on any note or notes to trigger an external synthesizer, start or stop a tape recorder, etc. Glide can be added to any recorded sequence, in addition, recorded glide can be converted to quantized glissando.

The DSC generates a SMPTE compatible sync signal for synchronization with tape or additional controllers. All DSC information can be saved on a standard cassette for later re-use.

The DSC is more than a "sequencer", it is the most versatile controlling device available.

Yamaha CS1x Blue Book Advanced User Guide

via this auction

You can find a PDF on manualslib.


video upload by DANIELE

"MapVolt is a dual-channel Universal Voltage Processor built for flexibility in handling both audio and CV signals. With only 6hp, Mapvolt is a multipurpose tool for voltage-controlled scaling, inverting, offsetting, subtracting and mixing functions."

0:00 Intro
0:21 VCA
0:59 Polarizer
1:26 Offset
2:04 Using both channels
2:36 Ring modulator
3:12 Syncing both oscillators"

"Designed with versatility in mind, MapVolt is a dual-channel Universal Voltage Processor built for flexibility in handling audio and CV signals.
With only 6hp, Mapvolt is a multipurpose tool for voltage-controlled scaling, inverting, offsetting, subtracting, and mixing functions.


Dual VC-Polarizer (attenuverter).
Dual VC-Attenuator (VCA).
Dual VC-Offset generator (+10V/-10V).
Dual Ring Modulator/four-quadrant multiplier.
Two channel Mixer
Voltage subtractor
Suitable for both Audio and CV signals"

Looming (EMS Synthi A + Spitfire Jupiter Jam)

video upload by PanicGirlVids

"I made this track exclusively with the EMS Synthi A and the new library by @spitfireaudiollp called Jupiter, which was designed by no other than Trevor Horn himself. It is filled with tons of sounds which are highly inspiring.

What is your favourite work by Trevor Horn?
Let me know in the comments below!"

Endless Processor | by Blukač, Kyiv, Ukraine

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"The Endless Processor is best described as a module with five freeze buffers per channel, where the word 'freeze' should translate to a spectrum atmosphere because more memory can be used. It outputs many layers of tones derived from your incoming source, while retaining your source character. For your reference, it compares a bit to an Indian Tanpura where four strings create infinite drones. Sure, it's an exotic module, but I am convinced it will find a way to ambient drone dream composers."

ST Modular - YACE (CV Decay)

video upload by Stefan Tretau

00:00 Decays
00:20 Response
00:40 Decay Level
01:03 Decay CV
01:24 Inverted Out to OSC Pitch
01:54 Cycle
02:23 Influence Input
02:59 Gate Mode

9 patches with Neutral Labs Elmyra 2

video upload by nyppy

"Available as DIY kit or assembled desktop synth or Eurorack module. See

Elmyra 2 is a drone synthesizer and platform for microtonal sonic exploration.

00:00 Bouncing Ball
00:22 Zombie Pulse
01:07 Insect
01:44 Three Sisters
02:16 Drunk Troubadour
02:49 LFO Bro
03:22 Elastic Steel
04:14 Spooky Vibrato
04:50 Fabric Softener"

See the Neutral Labs label below for additional demos.

37- The Arturia MiniFreak- Effects: Multicompressor

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

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

The theme was created out of presets and crafted patches over an assemblage of fragments of GarageBand loops. For all intents and purposes, it is a MiniFreak-Only composition."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

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

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