MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 7, 2023

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Thursday, September 07, 2023

Analogue Solutions AMPLE Demo by Starsky Carr

video upload by Starsky Carr

"Its Big, It's Fat & It's Beautiful - First Look at AMPLE the new synth from analogue maestro's ANALOGUE SOLUTIONS

A more in depth demo is coming soon, but here's a quick taster."

See this post for additional details on Analogue Solutions' new AMPLE synthesizer.

Sequential Prophet Rev2/ FUNKY Leads & Basses SOUNDSET

video upload by Arty Party

"Sequential Prophet Rev2 - FUNKY Leads & Basses, same as previous sets for Moog, Novation, Korg, Sequential and other analog synths, it's a soundset suitable for styles as Funk, Fusion, R&B, Soul and some modern trends. Almost all the patches are in Unison/ 1 voice mode. The Mod Wheel changes different characteristics of the sounds, it is more noticeable in some patches.

Coming soon....."

Patches and Sounds with the Doepfer Wasp Filter \\ No Talking

video upload by Omri Cohen

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

I’m quite amazed by the sound of this filter. It’s raw, dirty, round, and warm. I used it as a sound source, to process sound, and add to texture, grit, and movement. I find the cross-fade control between low-pass and high-pass to be interesting, and the drive control is pure bliss. There are many great filters available in VCV already, and for free, but If you enjoy using filters, I definitely recommend getting this one as well.
For full transparency, after publishing the video about the CF100 filter, the developer contacted me and offered me this filter. That said, no one asked me to make this video, I’m not getting paid for it, and there are no affiliate links involved.

00:00 - Techno patch
01:43 - Massive drone
02:58 - Electro
04:28 - Triggers into kick
06:13 - Sequence
08:10 - Processing drums
09:41 - Polyphonic voice

What's on these GENESIS floppy discs?

video upload by Alex Ball

"This was a very special opportunity indeed, and I really hope you enjoy it.

In a nutshell, I got hold of an E-mu SP-12 from the 80s and then discovered that a friend, Andrew Ward, has some of Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford's original floppy discs for it that are part of his Genesis equipment collection.

Chris Poacher leant us a floppy drive and I fired up the discs, possibly for the first time in over 30 years. In this video, we find out what I discovered!

0:00 Intro
1:01 Extracting the sounds
1:46 Phil Collins custom samples
3:40 Phil Collins song data
4:14 It's alive!
6:24 Mike + The Mechanics custom samples
7:55 Bonus Sounds
8:28 Summary
9:20 Fake Genesis Jam"

Korg X3 Synthesizer Music Workstation VHS Video Manual, Freelance Goes to School

via this auction

"This is an original Korg X3 VHS tape Video Manual, for use with the X3 synthesizer workstation. It is in very good condition, and comes with it's notes and it's original KORG box. The title is: Freelance Goes to School: X3 Power Music Workstation, from Korg."

Original MOOG The Source Synthesizer Factory Programs Cassette Tape

via this auction

Electrocomp EML-400/401 Sequencer and Synth

via this auction

Simmons SDSV Electronic Drum Machine Synthesizer SN 5400

via this auction

QUASIMIDI POLYMORPH 4-Part Synthesizer w/ 16-Step Automation Sequencer

via this auction

OBX8 Sound Design Tutorial - With Comments

video upload by SMV Producer

"In this short video, I show a simple but nice sounding patch on the OBX8. No FX were added. Sound banks for Arturia MatrixBrute, Waldorf Quantum/Iridium, Prophet 5/10, Moog One and Oberheim OBX8 are available for purchase at:


Analogue Solutions New Synthesizer Teaser: AMPLE

video upload by Analogue Solutions

Update: demo by Starsky Carr posted here.

Ample can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be: We have given this synth a large and diverse number of controls, that alongside the patch sockets, will give even the best and most experienced synthesist endless possibilities.

We have presented the controls in a user-friendly and familiar synth layout that, together with this manual and other resources, enables even the new guy to get great sounds.


"Ample is a compact analogue synthesizer. Analogue - as in really analogue. Aside from the MIDI chip (which has to be digital), everything else is totally analogue using real transistors and op-amps. There are no CPU-stabilised and quantised circuits, no DCOs, no digital LFOs and no digital EGs, as found on other so-called analogue synths. The circuitry is based on designs dating back to the mid-1970s. So Ample has a genuine old sound. The Best of all Ample combines the best elements of several of our recent products. -The sound elements of Fusebox -Jack patch points of Concussor Eurorack -Patch pin matrix of Vostok -Echo from Dr Strangelove -Sequencer and CV touch pads of Generator It shares all this yet still has its own sound!

UNLEASH THE FM BEAST - Electone HS Expander #1 #fmsynth #synthesizer #diy

video upload by R.O.T. Studios

"It is time to unleash the full FM synth glory of the Yamaha Electone HS organ, using an Arduino, some electronics and a LOT of research to control the HS organ through MIDI Sysex."

Follow-up to this post.

Curiosity • Loopman Error Instruments • Kermit MK3 • XPO • Resonate • Crave • Sample Drum

video upload by murratti 127

Instruo Scion • Øchd, Industrial Music Kermit Mk3, Loopman Error Instruments • Make Noise Tape & Microsound Machine • XPO • 0-CTRL, erica synths black sequencer • sample drum, stmix befaco, after later audio Resonate, noise engineering melotus Versio • Roucha Legio"

Viper Synths Robotron MIDI Controller

video upload by Viper Synths

"Watch a presentation of the new Robotron MIDI Controller. A powerful new tool for music producers, giving them the feel of vintage analog synthesizers, with the freedom and flexibility of digital technology and software."

Robotron MIDI Controller Teaser
Robotron MIDI Controller Demo
Taho Live using 2 Robotrons!
5 min track challenge with Robotron, Launchpad mini and Touchable Pro


Note the Robotron is available with Moog or Sequential style knobs.

ROBOTRON is a MIDI controller that looks and feel like an analog synthesizer! It is hand made in France, with the highest quality material, it's very robust and durable, like the vintage machines that made history. Robotron has 26 potentiometers and 6 momentary switches. They are all assignable to any CC you desire. By default the layout of ROBOTRON gives you the essential commands of pretty much every synths that exist.

Robotron comes with a Max for Live plugin that allows you to map your virtual synths on the fly and save the mappings once and for all. You can download it here. A VST version of the plugin is coming in 2024.

Robotron has 9 sections. Oscillators, mixer, filter, 2 enveloppes, a volume, LFO, a MIDI channel selector and the free to assign knobs. Every knobs and buttons are assignable.
It works on all DAWs.

With its 16 MIDI channel selection directly available on its panel, you can quickly switch from one instrument to another, without touching your DAW. You can also control all your hardware synths using the MIDI OUT of your computer.
For those who work without no computer, a very small USB to MIDI DIN converter is coming in 2024 and will be included with Robotron at no extra charge. When you order now you'll receive your converter as soon as it's available.

The assign section has 6 aluminium knobs, the same found on Sequential Circuit synthesizers. The other knobs are made of Bakelite, an extremely solid plastic invented by Leo Baekeland in 1907. Bakelite can resist extreme temperatures and chemicals. Those knobs are the same found on Moog synths.
The top panel is made of anodised aluminium with a beautiful brushing effect to it. The wood sides are made of exotic Sapelli, often used on boats for its robustness and beautiful look. It is particularly prized for its lustrous iridescence. It is also used in the manufacture of furniture, luxury flooring, and musical instruments.


26 High Quality Potentiometers.
8 Switches.
100% Assignable.
16 MIDI Channel Selection.
OLED Screen.
USB MIDI Compliant Plug & Play.

Dimensions: 39,5*25*7.5cm (15.5*10*3in).
Weight: 2.5kg.
26 High Quality Potentiometers.
8 Switches.
20 Original Bakelite Moog Knobs.
6 Original Prophet 5 Knobs.
USB C Port.
1 High Quality USB Cable (USB-C to USB-A male).
Anodised Blue Aluminium Top Panel.
Black Powder Coated Steel Case.

The Room Outside Of Time

video upload by John L Rice

"Similar to several of the recent sequencer demos I've posted, but different.

The 569 sequencer is again in 2x16 mode and using the same tuning as the last few videos. The difference this time is I patched two gate outputs from the 569EGB rows 1 and 2 into the two 564 sequential switches and then patched all 8 outputs, 4 each, from the 564 switches into rows 1 and 2 of the 569ES. The 564 switches are shifted by the 554 Octal Clock divider, which is normal'd to the Corsynth C102 LFO which is the master clock and also is shifting the 569.

The sequenced voice is a single Martin Jan Koehler VCO, the Tidal Modulator, which is a 5U version of Mutable Instruments Tides module. All four outputs get voiced separately but at the same time with 1/2 of a Moon 517 VCF, 1/2 of an Oakely Dual VCA, and 1/5 of a Club Of The Knobs C911P poly EG. Each voice goes to a separate input of the Allen & Heath MixWizard and panned evenly across the stereo field. A Krisp1 OCTO LFO modulates 4 of the Tidal Modulator's parameters.

The solo voice is a Roland Integra7 played via a Roland A-88 keyboard.

Effects used are the usual Strymon BigSky and Timeline pedals and the Lexicon MX400."

Another 80's hit with the Novation Circuit OG

video upload by Dave Davidson

"Beta test of the DELOREAN DREAM PACK 3 by @bigcitymastering
#novationcircuit #wearenovation #retrowave #synthwave"

Korg PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ Kenton MIDI CV

via this auction

"Major restoration + Kenton midi install for this PS-3100!As on almost 99% of the PS series synths, same problems after 45 years: edge connectors completely cracked, capacitors that leak and begin to deteriorate the adjacent copper tracks, potentiometers at the end of their life, intermittent jacks, defective dividers. ..Nothing very complicated in itself , but the simplicity of the electronics of the PS is counterbalanced by the physical aspect of the job (the cables of the front panels controls / connectors are often difficult to access when changing parts) and ultra repetitive maintenance (18 connectors w/22 pins that must be disconnected / rewired, 46 potentiometers, around thirty jacks with a common ground rail, 150 capacitors, the same copper tracks attacked by drips on all the filter / gate cards to be restored, 12 dividers to be changed. .) .. so it's far from easy work!

Work done :---------------

Change of all (18) 22-pin connectors with new identical ones manufactured in Japan

- Change of all electrolytic and tantalum capacitors

- Decontamination of areas / copper tracks attacked by capacitors leakages

- Change of all MM5824 dividers with new clones

- Change of all potentiometers with identical new parts

- Change of all the jacks with identical new parts ( MIJ)

- Installation of a mod to reduce background noise in headphone / line output

- Installation and wiring of a KENTON midi kit -Calibration"

Novation AFX Station

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

Korg X5D Music Synthesizer

via this auction

Additional Three Wave Music Listings

Waldorf Microwave XT w/ Orange on Black Display SN 840726975

via this auction

Ensoniq DMS-8 Mirage Rackmount Synth/Sampler SN 11663

via this auction

"Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8 Rackmount Synthesizer/Sampler in very good condition.
Polyphony - 8 voices
Sampler - 8-bit, 32kHz (up to 6.5 seconds sample-time at 10kHz)
Filter - Analog low pass filter with 5 stage envelope
VCA - 5 stage digital envelope
Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity)
Memory - 16 internal patches, 128 kb sampler memory, 3.5 inch diskette
Sequencer - 333 Note capacity
Control - MIDI"

Roland MKS-70 Synthesizer Demo Video

video upload by rickrockzyootoob

"No Talk Sound Demo of Roland MKS-70 Synthesizer.

Manufactured in 1986.

Upgraded with Vecoven 3.20 eprom."

Best of Korg Polysix Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

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Best of Korg Polysix Synthesizer
all synthesizer sounds: Korg Polysix Synthesizer (1981)
drums: Boss DR-55, Korg KR-55B, Roland TR-808, Roland TR-707, Linndrum, Simmons SDS-8

0:06 Intro
0:20 Rainy Days
1:09 The End
1:44 World Of War
2:03 Deep Sea
2:30 4 Pole
3:25 Disco In Space
3:34 Dark Wood
4:00 70s Strings
4:27 Six Voices
4:41 Polysix Strings
5:01 Summer `82
5:15 Sankt Petersburg
6:01 Valerie
6:18 High Strings
6:29 Primabella
6:51 Filter Coffee
7:03 Hot City
7:19 Doldinger
7:33 Waber Strings
7:51 Attenuator
8:12 City Disco
8:35 Korg Duet
8:48 Outro

The Korg Polysix Synthesizer from the year 1982 is a great polyphonic analog synth. For the most people the rival of the Roland Juno-60 but the sound character is very different. The P-6 sounds more like the 70s. Here can you find the full Polysix playlist with single sound demos and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy."

40- The Arturia MiniFreak- Reverb Sub-types!

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the various subtypes of the reverb effect found on the Arturia MiniFreak."

Arturia MiniFreak demos by AutomaticGainsay

Brinta | Grain Circle Granular Sampler | by Error x TiNRS

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Brinta marks the second collaboration module between Error Instruments and This Is Not RocketScience - with more to come. The name 'Brinta' comes from a classic Dutch oatmeal breakfast (a nightmare when I was young expecially when it cooled down and it tasted like concrete or plaster). But it obviously refers to granular synthesis. It's been done before in Eurorack but it has its own distinct sound and the 'grain circle' is a functional beauty.
For most of us, just one is more than enough. But I just had to test with two of them."

Schlappi Engineering THREE BODY / 'ratio locked' modulation madness ft. Xaoc KOSZALIN

video upload by BRiES

"Here i'm running the outputs of all the vcos into a mixer. There's a lot of stepped modulation going of for the FM and phase indexes (indices?).

After a while I add left and right outputs of Koszalin which is processing a multed output of the mix of waves coming from Three Body.

I didn't know what to expect from a frequency shifter but it sounds like a mix between a very unique chorus and 2000 era talkbox synths (Boys Noize)."

Stylophone BEAT - Crazy Sounds

video upload by Stylophone

"A quick preview of some of the wild & wonderful sounds you'll be able to create with the Stylophone BEAT!"

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

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