MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 28, 2023

Monday, August 28, 2023

Roland / Studio Electronics SE-02 TouchOSC Bidirectional Editor v4.0

Roland / Studio Electronics SE-02 TouchOSC Bidirectional Editor v4.0 from synth_nyc on Vimeo.

Audio demo comes in at 1:41.

- Display parameter Name and Value
- Double click a slider or button to reset it to a default value
- MIDI data rate efficient: only sends a MIDI message if the parameter value is incremented or decremented by 1

- All Patch parameters implemented in the editor. Patch parameters are bidirectional
- MIDI channel selection slider
- Bank (change) + Program (change) selection buttons
- Request Patch, Init Patch, Write Patch buttons
- Vintage Mode

Time Signatures in Modular

video upload by

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Here are the patch examples -

00:00 - Introduction
00:45 - Clock resolution
05:59 - Time signatures
11:43 - Patch in 5\4
15:45 - Patch in 4\4 switching to 7\8

JoMox XBASE 999 SN 0195

via this auction

Roland JP-8080 Virtual Analog Rack Synthesizer

via this auction

1981 Octave-Plateau Cat SRM-II Analog Synthesizer SN G1124

via this auction

"This is a vintage 1981 CAT synth by Octave. The synth is a monophonic/duophonic analog synthesizer with two oscillators capable of sawtooth and square waves. The first VCO also has a triangle waveform. This piece is in excellent condition, the original pressed wood side panels have been replaced with genuine walnut panels. The originals are included, as well as a dust cover, footswitch and all handy paperwork."


video upload by synths colors


The Moog Synthesizer

video upload by Eric Eaton

"Quickly put together on a Moog Sub 37 (with a little help from a reverb, Red Panda Particle, and a Rat distortion and some field recordings made into a beat)"

And the source video, previously posted here.

Young People's Concert: "Bach Transmogrified" / Bernstein · New York Philharmonic

video upload by Leonard Bernstein

"Young People's Concert: 'Bach Transmogrified'
with the New York Philharmonic
Written and conducted by Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein discusses different transmogrifications or treatments of Bach's works. After an organ recital of the Little Fugue, guest conductor Leopold Stokowski conducts his own transcription of the fugue for symphony orchestra. Other transmogrifications include Foss' Phorion and a version of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 performed by the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble.

In this excerpt, Bernstein discusses the Bach Little Fugue in G Minor heard on the Moog Synthesizer.

Original CBS Television Network Broadcast Date: April 27, 1969
Produced and directed by Roger Englander

Available through

© 1990, 1993 The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc."

SUPERBOOTH24 Set for May 16 - 18, 2024

Press Release follows:

Berlin, the 28th of August 2023

The SUPERBOOTH BERLIN is happy to announce the date for the next edition of Superbooth: SUPERBOOTH24 will be happening from the 16th to the 18th of May 2024 at FEZ-Berlin.

Pre-sale tickets for SB24 will be available from the first of November 2023. Brands and manufacturers that are interested in exhibiting at SB24 can already contact us. More information regarding SB24 will follow in the fall.

For the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN, even during the beginning of this year being able to securely plan for 2024 was not a given. Like many large-scale events and festivals, the Superbooth had faced substantial financial difficulties due to pandemic-related cancellations and restrictions. This year’s SB23 was the first Superbooth that could happen without restrictions since 2019, and its success was crucial in deciding the future of the event.

As such, the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN is belated to announce that SUPERBOOTH23 was a resounding success that was able to secure the continuation of the event. As the biggest and most successful Superbooth to date, SB23 trumped even the previous record year 2019 with over 250 exhibitors from all the world and over 9000 visitors and participants.

Even on social media, SUPERBOOTH23 was more present than ever, perhaps because of the event’s continued, but amplified focus on inclusivity and diversity in the electronic music technology industry, a direction that was welcomed enthusiastically by most of the Superbooth’s visitors and participants. With initiatives such as the “Minibooth” for children and adolescents, workshops for women and nonbinary people and a women’s quota in the performance booking, the SUPERBOOTH23 attempted to showcase a way towards a more open and inclusive future of electronic music-making.

The various musical performance stages gave the SB23 the character of a music festival, with a musical focus on special live performances that fall outside the reach of typical large-scale festival bookings. The new session stage brought new genres such as dub, reggae, and different forms of bass music to the event. In the evening hours, the ever-popular Strandbühne (beach stage) with its relaxed vibe and various catering offerings conjured an atmosphere that lived up to the energy of a proper music festival.

During SB23, attendees often remarked that there was a noticeable relaxed, perhaps even euphoric atmosphere that could be felt all across the event. The Superbooth’s unique concept of a “trade fair with the spirit of a festival” has once again proven itself as something unique within the world of electronic music.

For 2024, the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN will further build on the success of 2023 but of course also attempt to make the event even better, so that it can continue to live up to its status as the world’s biggest trade fair for electronic musical instruments. As such, the SUPERBOOTH BERLIN is open and thankful for feedback of any kind (e-mail:

Altair 231 Tweak session / thru a modded Dolby 361 w/ Dolby Trick

video upload by HanzVolt

"Warning... this is a synth nerd video. Tweaking the parameters and exploring the sounds of the Altair 231. And of course thru a Dolby 361 modded with the 'Dolby Trick'"

40% off the Polyend Tracker

Polyend is offering 40% off their Polyend Tracker on their Reverb Shop.

Details follow:

"Good news to kickstart the week: The Tracker, Polyend's sampler/sequencer workstation, is now available for more than 40% off its standard new price. Music makers can purchase the Tracker for $359 or €399 exclusively on The Official Polyend Reverb Shop -- hundreds of dollars off.

Launched in 2020, the Tracker brought tracker-based sequencing into the 21st century, making it a must for musicians around the globe. Since its debut, Polyend has also released the Trakcer Mini ($699), and now, you can get the original for even less.

U.S. music makers can get their discounted Tracker here. EU music makers can get their discounted Tracker here."

99Sounds releases free Drumplayer virtual instrument (VST/VST3/AU)

video upload by 99Sounds

"Drumplayer is a free VST instrument plugin integrating drum sounds from the 99 Drum Samples library. The plugin aims to provide a straightforward interface to craft drum loops.

The concept was born from a desire to create a user-friendly drum instrument with production-ready drum kits.

Drumplayer supports 32-bit and 64-bit VST and AU plugin hosts on Windows and macOS.

Details: Drumplayer has 20 drum kits, including 808, 909, vinyl, electronic, tape, and other drum styles. These kits suit various genres, including hip-hop, electronic, lo-fi, glitch, and experimental.

The plugin also includes a set of drums sampled from the Commodore 64 and a Nintendo Game Boy.

Every kit contains 14 drum sounds encompassing kicks, snares, hi-hats, cymbals, and percussion.

Elektron SidStation

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander Desktop 6-Voice Synthesizer + xK Keyboard

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog with Kenton Midi SN 1389

via this auction

"A MemoryMoog that will be fully serviced prior to shipping.

Lead time is about a month.

all the capacitors, trimmer, connectors ribbons, 4000 CMOS ICs will be replaced

All the switches connections cleaned and polished."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3.3 w/ MIDI SN 5061

via this auction

"Bearing serial number 5061, this Rev 3 has been retrofitted with MIDI bringing it into the 21st century DAW environment. Our pro techs have gone through and given this ol' girl the royal treatment. It has received a rebuild of the power supply, a cap job, new PSU connectors, over 50 IC chip replacments, 10.5 firmware, cleaning, and calibration. You'd be hard up to find one as clean, maintained, and functional as this Prophet."

Access Virus TI2 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Vintage Rack Mount Digital Sampler SN 0274 w/ Original Manual

via this auction

Pic of the inside below.


via this auction

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 - Ice Cap Zone on Moog Sub 37

video upload by Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of 'Ice Cap Zone Act 1' by Brad Buxer, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Doug Grigsby III, Geoff Grace and Michael Jackson from Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (© 1994 SEGA) just with a Moog Sub 37 and Logic Pro drums.
#sonic #michaeljackson #icecap #moog

Keyboard: Moog Sub 37
Midi drums: Deep Tech + Agogo Funk (Logic Pro)"

Not just for bleeps and blops Pocket Operator Modular 400

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Playing big, brash and melodic lines with other eurorack compatible kit. The Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 is so good at experimental and evolving ambient soundscapes using the onboard sequencer (which is much more flexible than it looks), that there's a whole lot of that already here on YouTube.

The pocket operator modular series has been reduced in price - enough to tempt me into buying the 'big' yellow 400 to see what it's all about.

I'm using it here with the Analog Solutions Colossus - just to have a listen to how well the little yellow one stacks up sonically to something with an undisputed quality tone. It does very well sequenced by the Arturia Keystep Pro, showing not only that it works with other kit, but also that its possible to pay melodic tracks with it, so thought demoing something big, brash and melodic would make a pleasant change"

TTMC Card Edge Adapter

video upload by Tokyo Tape Music Center

Exploring Arpeggiators and making music!

video upload by The Unperson

"Are arpeggiators underutilised? I feel like I'm not hearing arps too often in synth jams, especially when compared to sequencers. In this video I do some exploring of the humble arpeggiator with the goal of making some cool synth music!

0:00 - Intro
1:47 - Sequencers vs Arpeggiators
5:18 - Arp Basics
9:24 - Fastest Arp Ever
13:18 - Rings Drone Arp
17:24 - Outro"

A Magical Night in Madrid: Synthesizer Symphony Under the Stars

video upload by Al Platino

"Last night, in the heart of Madrid, a sonic spectacle resonated between the walls of the imposing Almudena Cathedral and the majestic Royal Palace. With the stage set between these two iconic landmarks, I delivered a performance inspired by the rich history, culture, and spirituality of the Spanish capital.

Using the Nord Lead 4R, Elektron Octatrack, and Arturia Keystep Pro, I aimed to capture and convey the essence of Madrid, a city that has deeply inspired me since my first visit. Each instrument played a crucial role in creating this mystical and vibrant atmosphere.

The Nord Lead 4R, with its modulation capabilities and vast sound palette, allowed me to evoke the rich tones of the cathedral bells, mixed with the bustling life of Madrileño streets. I could mimic everything from the gentle tinkle of morning bells to the powerful toll marking the passage of time.

On the other hand, the Elektron Octatrack acted as my sonic canvas, enabling me to sample and manipulate sounds in real-time. I recorded snippets of Madrid's ambient noise: laughter, footsteps, the gentle hum of conversations on terraces, and the distinctive sounds of traffic, to later weave them into a rich musical tapestry that underpinned my performance.

Finally, the Arturia Keystep Pro was the bridge that tied all these elements together. With its sequences and control capabilities, I could steer the direction and flow of the music, adding melodies and harmonies inspired by flamenco, fandango, and other traditional Spanish rhythms.

As the first chords echoed, a visual projection unfolded on the façade of the Almudena Cathedral, showcasing scenes from Madrid's history, from ancient times to the bustling metropolis it is today.

As the night progressed, attendees were taken on a sensory journey. From the dark mystery of the Spanish Civil War, through the cultural renaissance of the Movida Madrileña, to the vibrant pulse of modern Madrid.

I deeply thank everyone who joined me on this sonic journey. It was an honor to share my love for music and Madrid in such a spectacular setting. Here, under the starlit sky and between buildings that have witnessed centuries of history, we all felt the eternity of the moment.

Until next time, Madrid. Thank you for the inspiration. 🎹🌌🎶"

izaakthegreat - 2023-08-27

video upload by Earth Modular Society


Eowave - Domino & Transistor Sounds Labs - Stepper Acid

video upload by SchneidersLaden

"After some years the Transistor Sound Labs Stepper Acid sequencer is finally available again! We took the opportunity and combined it with the updated version of the easy and effective Domino synthesizer voice by Eowave. What a fun combo!

The two modules provide you with an easy workflow, great sound and live performance capabilities. The two modules, a case and three cables is all you need to you started. Recommended!"

The Massive Sound Of An Experimental Soviet Drum Machine

video upload by HAINBACH

This appears to be the first post to feature the RMIF ES-2-5.

"The RMIF ES-2-5 is an experimental drum machine that was made in Riga, Latvia, in the last days of the Soviet Union (1991). It was an attempt at re-creating the Roland TR-808, but was hampered by the lack of microchip technology available. RMIF abandoned the project after only a testing run of 30 units where made. One rare surviving example found its way to my studio in a sorry state. I had it restored to better then new condition, as I feel it is a piece of instrument history. And it sounds so very very heavy and melancholic.

PATRONS get sounds of the ES-2-5:"

00:00 Unboxing
01:08 First Track: With Maestro
02:30 Second Track: Solo ES-2-5
03:27 A Closer Look
05:31 Third Track: FX
06:22 The Sequencer
07:41 History Time
09:16 The Competition At The Time
09:50 Relevance Today

kNoB technology SGR1806-20 Drum voice Demo and Tutorial

video upload by kNoB Technology

"First Long SGR1806-20 Module Demo about the synthesis of percussion sounds"

See this post for an additional demo and info.

Modal Cobalt8 - Wrecked Cello - Patch Dive

video upload by The Acorn Lodge

"Adam from The Acorn Lodge takes a look in to two of his patches used on 'Wrecked Cello' on the Model Cobalt8"

Analog Chimera : ½ ARP + ½ Moog (MachineRoom Trilobite)

video upload by Valmont

"Unconcise demo of a Trilobite triple VCO (Moog 204D) processed by an og ARP Axxe mkII (in mkI cabinet), with that often neglected 4075 VCF... which does sound exceptionally well?! This ARP is considered for sale though :) For the FM patches I plugged one of the VCOs output into the FM in of one other. And the retrig mode it's the Arp Repeat switch enabled!

0:00 - raw audio ahead
0:12 - solid PW 1
0:23 - solid PW 2
0:34 - soft 1
0:46 - soft 2
0:57 - arp PW
1:16 - soft 3
1:30 - arp triangles
1:41 - arp sawtooths
1:57 - arp FM 1
2:13 - arp FM 2
2:29 - arp FM 3
2:50 - HFO FM
3:23 - overdriven VCF

Sorry for the weird video edit with those scopes surrounding the Arp, I had a terrible mess around which I didn't consider until I finished the video... Too late ha, I only found that way to hide it x))"

via MachineRoom

"TRILOBITE is a triple saw-core oscillator analogue module inspired by the original Moog schematics and made with thru-hole components only

The module features:

– 4 octave ranges

– 3 waveforms (triangle, square, saw),

– UNISON (FINE) control with a range of +/- 12 semi-tones

– Independent LIN FM and PWM inputs with attenuators

– White noise source

Independent audio output is provided for each oscillator. A mixed output is also present featuring a level control.

We are recommend to use independent audio outputs to avoid distortion, in this case MiX output works as WHITE NOISE source with attenuator.

V/oct input of the first oscillator is normalled to all 3 oscillators, so OSC2 and OSC3 would track it too, however, connecting other signals to the other V/oct inputs make each input independent.

Erica Synths x Richie Hawtin Bullfrog sound demo

video upload by Erica Synths

"Created by Erica Synths & Richie Hawtin. Bullfrog is designed to captivate and inspire both youth and professionals alike."

00:02 - Analog sequencer cart jam
01:21 - "Space bleeper" patch
01:51 - Baby shark MIDI keyboard patch
02:11 - Acid Bassline patch cart sequenced with Digitakt
03:57 - Self generating patch 1
05:06 - Sampler card jam 1
06:13 - Self generating patch 2
06:47 - 'Washed arps' patch sequenced with Keystep
08:03 - Sampler card jam 2
09:14 - DIY cart patch
09:56 - Nursery rhyme patch played with MIDI keyboard
10:21 - Sampler card jam 3. Sequenced polyphonically with Ableton Live
11:40 - Drone zone. Looping envelopes used as extra oscillators

I think there's some baby shark in there.

See this post for additional details.

Generative CLOSE ENCOUNTERS road trip with norns “pixels”, Wingie MKii, Bastl Kastle Drum & TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Devils Tower is on the horizon. Pixel static notes and MIDI data. The Kastle excites the Wingie.

Alien welcome melodies played backwards and forwards, but probably never in the right order. Only 1970s practical effects here. Or is it all just CG?"

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

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