MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 24, 2023

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Dual Moon 569 sequencers (post calibration test)

video upload by John L Rice

"Both 569 sequencers are calibrated again! 🥳 Not 'absolutely perfect' but good enough to reasonably make music with. In this demo all four rows on both sequencers are tuned to the same notes (C1, G2, C3, G3, C4, G4, C5, C6) and the 569’s are set to 2x16 mode and patched to a 564 sequential switch to alternate between the outputs of both.

#modularsynth #sequencer #modularsynthesizer"

More About the Landscape DIY HC-TT (controls & features)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

Part 1 here

"I recently built this HC-TT from Landscape and posted a video of the build. A few folks commented and said they wanted to know more. This video goes into all the features and nuances of the unit."

Intro - 0:00
Using as an audio source - 0:30
Using the preamp - 0:56
Using as an effect - 2:41
Using the touch plates - 3:32
Using the Gate jack - 4:28
Using the CV jack - 5:23
Trying another tape - 7:04
Summary - 8:19

Yamaha SY35 The Vector Pad Synth: New Patches

video upload by Off The Matrix

"This is a demo of the new Off The Matrix patches. The editor is free to download at"

Waldorf Discontinues the Kyra

via Waldorf Music

"One of the most powerful hardware-based virtual analog synthesizers. Get one of the last few copies worldwide with 10% discount and a backpack for free!

‍With its eight independent ‘Parts’ and the ability to play up to 16 voices per Part, KYRA is a true multi-timbral talent. In 2019, Kyra saw the light of day and has since inspired many artists worldwide. We would like to sincerely thank all our customers for their trust in our products.

Only a few copies are still available for the KYRA in white and the KYRA in sea blue. All orders from today on will be delivered incl. a Waldorf Travelbag*.

As long as stock lasts.
We ship KYRA only within the EU.
‍1.774,80€ instead of ‍1.972€!" --

Kyra users recently petitioned for Waldorf to make the OS open source. The Kyra was initially the Valkyrie from Exodus Digital. Waldorf picked it up and rebadged it as the Kyra.

Build-a-Synth | Minimoog Model D | with Danz CM

video upload by Moog Music Inc

"Join electronic musician, composer, and producer Danz CM for a special instrument-building and music-making experience at our factory and studio space in Asheville, NC.

To experience all that goes into hand-crafting the iconic Minimoog Model D, Danz had the opportunity to join our production team for a day and build her own analog synthesizer inside the Moog factory.

'Building the Minimoog and seeing the factory in person was a surreal experience,' Danz shared. 'It’s hard to describe. I just felt all the history at once. So many great songs were created with these instruments.'

Using the Minimoog Model D she built by hand with our team, Danz created an original track inside the Moog Sound Lab.

'Although the Minimoog is monophonic, I wanted to make chords with it,' she continued. 'So, I layered individual Minimoog tracks beforehand, recorded those, and selected a main melody line for the live performance to kind of harmonize with the others, to create the illusion of polyphony. For the live performance I also used external instrument tracks in Ableton to send arpeggios, melodies, and bass via MIDI out to the Grandmother, Sirin, and Minitaur. These I manipulated live in tandem. Pretty much every instrument you hear is Moog!'

More from Danz:"

Introducing - Makers of Vector and Tempera


Dear friends,

as hot summer months are slowly passing by, our Prague workshop has been pretty busy working on all axes. Since there's now two products to care for, there's more things to do, more PCB wiring and more code to siphon through, but there's a silver lining in that when we're too deep in one thing and need some respite, there's always something to do on the other :)

We are

Another thing we're slowly dealing with is the inscrutable situation about our branding, which we have gotten ourselves into. Vector, VectorSynth Tempera, TemperaSynth Vector, Vectora Synth Temper. It's a mess. To get out of all this confusion we decided to adopt an umbrella for both existing and new upcoming projects: We couldn't quite figure out a suitable name but many of you started using this, so let's go with it. For now the website is a simple crossroad and will be improved over time. Both Vector and Tempera newsletters will be merged into one at some point, so if you're subscribed to both you may have received this email twice. Please ignore the other.

Now to the actual news. There's two parts here -- an update about how Tempera production is going, and announcement of the new Vector v2.9.1 firmware update. Let's start with -

Tempera Production Update

New upgrades

There's a few changes made to the hardware that we're comfortable sharing, now that they are verified. First, a great quality of life improvement: the TRS MIDI sockets are compatible both with Type A and Type B wiring ! This means that you don't have to worry and fiddle with unmarked adapters -- both types will work.

Next, we were still a bit unhappy with the powder coat finish of the metal case. It's difficult to get right: each attempt at different color and paint structure takes a lot of time to test and verify because at least a piece of metal needs to be painted and sent to us for examination, and it takes even longer because of course the metal case manufacturer doesn't have all the paints in stock, and sometimes they have to buy a whole bottle just to use a few drops. A sample palette exists but as we already learned with Vector, these give some idea but in the end look nothing like what you think on the actual metal, on the bends, crevices and so on.

Having said all that, I think we found and verified a finish that we're really happy with . It's less glossy and has a finer and more granular (hah) structure. It's very nice to the touch and I think looks much better. See for yourself, how the light interacts with the old vs new powder coat on top. Noticeable are also the beautifully laser etched graphics. (Tempera in old finish, plate on top in new finish. The light is angled in such a way to highlight the grain, the new finish is in fact even blacker than the old.)

Novation Peak Demos by COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

video uploads by COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS


Novation Peak 08/23/23
Long drives to far-away airports.
Novation Peak + Polyend Tracker 07/26/23
Novation Peak 07/26/23
Commune with spirits.
Novation Peak + Polyend Tracker 07/04/23
Used the Tracker for sequencing this time and found that I like it quite a lot for that purpose!
Novation Peak 06/19/23
Late at night sometime, years ago.
Novation Peak 06/11/23
Big ol pad. Thanks for watching.
Novation Peak 05/17/23
Last night's patch. Something about wind.
Novation Peak 05/07/23
The impression of someone stood behind me.
Late Night Novation Peak 04/29/21
Last night right before bed.
Novation Peak 04/10/23
Novation Peak 03/14/23 Novation Peak + Polyend Tracker 02/22/23
That was brave, thank you.
Novation Peak 02/11/23
Ambient from yesterday evening.
Working more with the mod matrix.
Novation Peak 02/06/23
In the wind, just before dawn.
Novation Peak 01/28/23
Novation Peak 01/24/23

'Kerosene' - Live Looping Lo-Fi Techno Jam (Novation Circuit and Chimes)

video upload by Dylan Ferno

"Live Looping some LOFI techno house music from scratch in a dawless setup with the Novation Circuit and some acoustic Aklot hand chimes"

Microhouse/Rominimal Live DAWless Set (Novation Circuit and Liven XFM)

video upload by Dylan Ferno

"Making a live DAWless Microhouse/Rominimal Set/Mix with 2 hardware synthesizers/drum machines: Novation Circuit Sonicware and Liven XFM

#dawless #microhouse #rominimal #livenxfm #novationcircuit

0:00 Staying Around
4:00 Labyrinths
8:35 Steamroller
12:25 The Badlands
17:00 As Above, So Below
21:48 Between the Clouds"

How to Transition Between Tracks in a Live Electronic Setup (DAWless)

video upload by Dylan Ferno

"How to Transition Between Tracks DAWlessly in an electronic live set without any DJ gear like crossfaders, turntables etc.

Feat. Sonicware Liven XFM and Novation Circuit playing some Lo-Fi House tracks."

NEW! VCRadio by X Audio Systems

video upload by Mad Synth Engineer

Exploring the FM/AM/SW radio content in Turin with the NEW VCRadio!
Modulating the TUNER knob on the NEW VCRadio with an external LFO.

via X Audio Systems

"The VCRadio is a voltage-controlled FM/AM/SW stereo radio receiver with modulation capabilities. The unit generates a continuous stream of audio content, noises, squelches and broadcasts, depending on where you are located in the world. The unit will easily pick-up any station or noises lurking at any frequency within the selected range.

Connect a LFO in the CV input to modulate the TUNER knob and create beats/patterns of mixed radio signals and noises! Please note that the VCRadio is a highly sensitive device, it will respond very well to LFO cycles below 7Hz or 8Hz. But above this rate the unit will tend to ignore the modulation.

Pre-order your VCRadio today on

1 radio receiver (FM - AM - 6 bands of Short Wave)
2 LEDs for indicating if the radio signal is strong (STATION) or stereo (STEREO)
1 CV Input (with gain) to modulate the TUNER knob with an external signal (-5V - +5V)
3 audio line outputs (LEFT, RIGHT, SUM)
2 antennas (telescopic for FM/SW and ferrite loop for AM)
Eurorack module 8HP

FM Radio (88 - 108 MHz)
AM Radio (520 - 1710 kHz)
SW Band 1 (2,3 - 2,5 MHz)
SW Band 2 (3,9 - 4,0 MHz)
SW Band 3 (5,6 - 6,4 MHz)
SW Band 4 (6,8 - 7,6 MHz)
SW Band 5 (9,2 - 10,0 MHz)
SW Band 6 (11,6 - 12,2 MHz)"

Astronaut reverb & delay: All 22 effects on synth (no talk)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"Astronaut by Shiftline isn't a standard reverb or delay pedal. It can certainly do 'standard' reverb and delay but with one or two knob turns you'll find yourself deep into ambience, noise and droneland. There's 22 effect algorithms and here I noodle extensively with each one. As usual I thought it best to show the pedal by itself with no other effects and with minimal cuts to give a clear idea of what it's like to twiddle the knobs.

I bought the Astronaut used on a bit of a whim: It looked good, had a good name and promised weirdness - all excellent reasons. In many ways it reminds me of a Strymon, except way more extreme. Originally I was going to do extensive blabbing about this pedal since there's a lot to talk about, but after almost an hour just of noodling I thought the blab should wait for another day.

Just a couple of things of note: The center knob selects the algorithm, while the four outer knobs all have primary and secondary functions. From left to right the secondary functions are: Volume, HPF, LPF and stereo field. You access the secondary functions by holding down the right-side switch. During the noodling you'll mainly see me adjusting the filters. Otherwise the primary four knob controls are: Character (which changes depending on the algorithm), delay/decay, mix (from dry to 100% wet) and time/speed. If that's a bit murkey then the manual is excellent:

The full manual: https://shiftline-shared.s3.amazonaws...

One aspect that's particularly interesting. There's no save function here. Instead whatever state you happen to leave the algorithm in when you switch to the next one is what you'll get when you come back. This is both incredibly convenient and dangerous: One knob twiddle and your favorite sound is now modified. OTOH there are also 11 user slots where you can easily copy any sound so you could use that as your "don't touch" zone. Those two factors make this one of the best pedals I've used in terms of saving sounds. Often preset management on pedals is painful.

Finally there are all sorts of ways Astronaut can be configured. If you want you can even change the parameter range of the knobs! There's options for MIDI CC control, analog triggers, MIDI clock, line and instrument input. You can even change the beat switch time divisions to your own exotic time signatures. So there's a lot to like.

0:00 (1) Paradox delay
5:27 (2) Reverse delay
9:19 (3) Reverdox reverb & delay
11:47 (4) Major arp reverb
13:40 (5) Minor arp reverb
16:35 (6) Octave arp reverb
17:50 (7) Random arp reverb
19:46 (8) Universe 1
22:48 (9) Universe 2
24:22 (11) Force microsampler
26:00 (10) Force Roar*
26:13 (1) Spring reverb
28:27 (2) Plate reverb
31:14 (3) Room reverb
33:12 (4) Modulated
36:42 (5) Skynet 1
40:20 (6) Skynet 2
42:59 (7) Mechanics
45:07 (8) Shimmer up 2
46:55 (9) Shimmer up 1
49:07 (10) Shimmer up-down
51:56 (11) Shimmer down

* Oops accidently deleted most of effects demo 10. I blame my subconscious. I was struggling with this one.

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

3 Jams with ACID V

video upload by DATABROTH

"Arturia hooked me up with their latest plugin ACID V
I'm absolutely loving this one, read my full review here:

If you plan on picking up Acid V from plugin boutique, consider using my affiliate link:

00:00 Jam 1
06:13 Jam 2
13:08 Jam 3

#acid #303 #arturia"

Best of Maxi-Korg Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

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

❤️ Support #RetroSound​ channel:

Best of Maxi-Korg 800DV Synthesizer
all synthesizer sounds: Maxi-Korg 800DV Synthesizer (1979)
drums: Boss DR-55, Korg KR-55B

0:06 Warm Up
0:22 Grandma`s Old Cat
1:13 Human League
1:37 Traveler
2:06 Duophonic Beast
2:39 The Swarm
2:49 Hornet
3:20 2 Stroke Engine
3:38 Sweeper
3:49 VCO Drama
4:08 Running
4:23 Take A Break
4:28 Monitor Destroyer
4:41 Ringmodulator
4:57 Disharmonic Song
5:16 The Fly
5:24 See You Later

The Maxi-Korg 800DV from the year 1979 is a very intersting synth with unique sound. Here can you find the full Maxi-Korg playlist with a lot single sound demos, synth comparisions and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The Maxi-Korg playlist:"

Korg 01/w FD Demo

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

Part 1 here

0:00 Intro
0:09 Explorer
0:54 Astro Lead
1:36 Wonderland
2:02 Steam & Res
2:46 Hit The Dust
3:43 Piano Pad
4:40 Osmosis
5:24 Solar *Eyes
6:20 Percolator
7:02 Overweight
7:53 Nasty Lead
8:49 Layer Piano
9:52 Hyper Airy
10:22 Bow Bow Bass

The ultimate introduction to eurorack envelopes

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Envelopes are a classic and crucial building block in synthesis. However, there are many different options available, all with subtle differences. In this video series I tackle all the things you should know and consider when picking an envelope for your setup. In this first part I cover Triggers & Gates, and Stages & Behaviour. In a video coming soon I will dive deeper into topics like modulating, looping, trigger and gate creation etc. So, stay tuned!"

00:00 – Intro
04:10 – Triggers & Gates
06:10 – Gates
07:16 – Triggers
08:21 – Stages & Behaviour
08:32 – AD envelope
10:10 – Behaviour type 1 (triggered)
11:29 – AHD envelope
13:10 – ADSR envelope
14:37 – Behaviour type 2 (gated)
17:12 – DADSR envelope
18:16 – Check envelope length!
18:52 – Basic patches

How to REALLY use your envelopes - All about envelopes - part2

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Envelopes are crucial building blocks in synthesis, but they can do much more then control the volume of a sound. In this video we’ll have a look at what you can do with CV control over envelope stages. How you can mix, invert, and combine envelopes to create unique shapes. How looping envelopes add a lot of modulation power. And how you can get the most out of envelopes that generate gates and or triggers. Enjoy!

Full disclosure: The 3 envelopes used in this video are supplied by Erica Synths. A lot of fun videos on interesting topics (like this one) wouldn't financially be possible otherwise. Huge thanks!"


00:00 – Intro
01:17 – Modulate the envelope
09:30 – Mix & Invert
13:16 – Envelope looping
18:28 – Triggers & gates out

Macbeth X-Series Dual Oscillator Eurorack Module SN AH0002

via this auction

"Massive. Beautiful. A truly robust analog oscillator with an incredible feature set. It sounds as high end as a VCO can sound. Will be missed.

Minor cosmetic flaws such as a rounded corner, slight screw marks (knurlies weren't in existence when I bought it) and a couple tiny marks on the top edge which don't show when racked (Macbeth modules fit VERY snug and solid.) Everything is in the pictures.

Functionally perfect. Will probably be ready for a slight tracking calibration/adjustment after shipping. It has been properly racked in a case for its entire life, and moved within that case only twice."

Novation Bass Station II w/ Custom Blue Knobs

via this auction

Korg MS-10 SN 131312

via this auction

8/24/23 Technosaurus Cyclodon sequences Microcon + CXM 1978 (Chengcing turtles)

video upload by Cfpp0

VERMONA twinVCFilter – Part 3: Filtering a sequence

video upload by vermonagear

00:00 | Intro
00:33 | Connecting twinVCFilter
01:08 | lowpass, 12 dB/octave
01:43 | bandpass, 6 dB/octave
02:03 | highpass, 12 dB/octave
02:13 | switching to serial mode/lowpass, 24 dB/octave
02:42 | bandpass, 12 dB/octave
03:08 | highpass, 24 dB/octave

"In this video, we feed twinVCFilter with a little sequence generated by our uniCYCLE oscillator module and play around with CUTOFF and RESONANCE."

You can find additional parts in this series here.

Touell Skouarn - Sil Kontrollet LowPass Filter

video upload by SchneidersLaden

"Here are some impressions of the Touell Skouarn Sil Kontrollet LowPass Filter. This is the desktop version, the voltage controlled filter is also available for eurorack modular synthesizers. The filter is great for creating some serious and aggressive sounds. The desktop version is small and light and therefor perfect to add to any instrument that needs some more umpf."

"The Touellskouarn Sil Kontrollet is a powerful 12dB lowpass filter in desktop format.

Input and output, plus two controls for cutoff and resonance as well as a CV input for the filter cutoff frequency make you ready to rock with this little beauty that is definitely no table horn (we guarantee!). Aggressive smacking characterizes this desktop-unit, which produces a sine wave with V/oct tracking capability in the state of self-oscillation and follows its well-known sonic role model with a healthy dose of harshness. The module is powered via its 2.1mm negative jack, which is compatible with standard Ibanez and Boss power supplies."


12dB lowpass filter in OTA design
Large knobs for cutoff and resonance
CV control for cutoff
Nichicon/Panasonic caps
Compatible with standard Boss and Ibanez power supplies (not included)

TRANSPHAZED / another phase mod jam with Schlappi's THREE BODY featuring the Joranalogue system

video upload by BRiES

"There's chords hiding in THREE BODY. Having exact ratios makes for such a rewarding fm/pm experience. I do love a distorted dirty fm tone like the ones you get from analog oscillators like Generate 3, but it's nice to be able to make cleaner fm/pm sounds.

In this clip I used self-patched phase modulation with modulators modulating the indices to create dynamically changing (dare I say modulated) timbres."

08 23 23 Serge Paperface '78 - Impro (Part 3)

video upload by batchas

Studio jam on Dreadbox NYX

video upload by Echoflow Music

"Another studio jam on Dreadbox Nyx analog synthesizer"

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

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