MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 21, 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Glistening Crystal Harmonics - Dave Smith PolyEvolver and Sequential Circuits Pro~One

video upload by Reuben Jones

"Listen to crystal harmonics glistening in the sun in a frozen wasteland of ice shards and snow.

The PolyEvolver is so great at these icy cold sounds which, although they decrease the temperature in the room, are strangely hypnotic."

untitled jam | novation circuit jam 005

video upload by Pocket Synth Jams

"the @NovationTV circuit is probably the best budget groovebox out there!
all sounds are from the factory sound pack.

audio is recorded directly to my @Sony A7ii via a comica cvm ax3 dslr mixer"

Intellijel System drumming

video upload by Ebotronix

Percussion kicks in after 1 minute mark.

Kick Dixie ,Snare Flurry, Hihat Plonk, ARC TKB Drum Sequence,
Bass Cyclebox , Lead Dixie
Intellijel System
2x Amps
2x Planar 2
2x Polaris Multi Mode Filter
4x Dixie II +
2x Multi FX 1u
2x Quadratt
2x Mixup
2x Tangrams
2x Quadratt 1u
Quad Inverter
µMod V1
Cylonix - Cyclebox II with expander
ARC TKB Drum & Bass Sequencer
Tunefish Ornament and Crime , Temps utile (master clock)
XAOC Batumi for Hihat panning (Intellijel Amps)
vid# 2275

Two Sketches: Doodling on the Buchla Music Easel

video upload by Electrum Modular

"This video suggests some ideas for extracting extra melodic mileage (and an accompanying bass line) from the Easel’s 5-step sequencer, using the keyboard arpeggiator and external delay and reverb. Further patch details in the captions.

Other gear used:
Mutable Instruments' Beads
ALM's Pamela's New Workout
Expert Sleepers' Disting Mk4
Intellijel Out"

Sequential Pro 3 Explorations

video uploads by David Falcon


1. Generator v1 // Generative Ambient // Sequential Pro 3
"Some say that it is a modular system within itself and well, it is amazing all the modulation options with the Mod matrix. I started with a generative patch and progressively added modulators to the modulators, on an Eurorack kind of way to (hopefully) make a more interesting pattern. The sequencer is on paraphonic mode with 3 independent lines on random mode, over G minor and D minor chords."
2. Opening // Sequential Pro 3, Elektron Digitakt, Guitar
This track to me sounds like the opening of a horror show or a thriller. Nearly a year since the last of these videos. Many proyects and a kid after I can sit and play again, make little pieces with no objective in particular.
3. Android Dreams // Digitakt, Pro3, Push, Minilogue xd
Pro 3 is mostly holding a chord with its sequencer moving the filter cutoff around as well as other parameters. On the Digitakt I have loaded a bass line and sparse notes from Pro 3, as well as the usual stuff. Small improvisation on a Minilogue xd off camera, and towards the end I activate the Arp Latch to continue playing. The push is controlling the Arturia Pigments on a preset that reminds me pretty much to the Binding of Isaac's soundtrack.
4. Dark Drones for darker times // Sequential Pro 3
We will never learn from the mistakes of the past, there is always a minority who will jeopardize everything we fight for every day...
5. Ambient Glitches // Digitakt + Sequential PRO 3
Love making these glitch beats to build pieces on top. The Sequential Pro 3 is so good for these genre! Also, shining lights.
6. NEW SYNTH DAY // Sequential Pro 3 + Digitakt + Pigments
"I finally took the plunge and got one of my dream synths, the Sequential Pro 3. A mono/paraphonic beast that makes every other synth I've owned look like a toy. The only complaint is that I didn't go for it much sooner.
Of course one of the first things that I had to do was to put it to work in conjunction with the Elektron Digitakt. Of course they get along great.
There are several sounds like the pluck and the sub bass that come from Arturia Pigments, the first improvised with the Digitakt chromatic keyboard, and the second sequenced. There is also a choir sound from Ableton Live sequenced from Digitakt.
The beat in Digitakt has a "hidden layer" with conditional triggers assigned to the fill button, which triggers a sub kick, as well as several extra percussive sounds.
The first of many videos with this keyboard.

New Additions to Espen Kraft's Upcoming Prophet X Sample Pack

video upload by Espen Kraft

"I've added samples from the Roland JX-3P, PPG2.2 and Sequential Six-Trak lately. These are all samples I've recorded personally out of these 3 synths, like every sample in this pack. Totally original sounds/samples.

Find my patches and sample packs through these links:"

ASM - Hydrasynth - May be Digital but can sound super warm!

video upload by Scott McAuley Sounds & Synthesis

"Patches will be available at or

Again another Example of how warm the Hydra can sound, full of Epic Goodness, endless modulation capabilities, which makes for lush lush pads!!

The more I dive into this synth, the more I love it!


Yamaha TX802: Under the Radar Review

video upload by Off The Matrix

"The TX802 is essentially a DX7 II in a rack but has the advantage of being eight part multitimbral. I'll show how easy it is to use.

The patches can be found at:"

Amanda Chaudhary Experimental Synth Noise Performance (Luggage Store Gallery)

video upload by CatSynth TV

"CatSynth host Amanda Chaudhary performs a solo experimental noise set with synthesizers and electronics, including:

Arturia MiniBrute 2 and Rackbrute
Buchla Red Panel 158 and 156m
MOK Waverazor module
Sensel Morph with Buchla Thunder overlay
Expert Sleepers FH-2 module (with 8 CV expander)
Noise Engineer Sinc Busina Ableton Live

Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
Part of a regular bi-weekly series hosted by Outsound Presents (

00:00 Introduction
00:30 Enter the modular
11:12 Beats"

Psydub Jam: Novation Circuit, Hologram Microcosm, Super Ego Plus, Keely Eccos Loops

video upload by Jambient Noys

"Ambient Dub Jam


Psalm 91"

Creating Rhythmic Chords with Chord-Key \ Quick Tip

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Consider joining our community on Patreon and Discord -

This is another quick-tip video, this time, about the gate input on the Chord-Key module from Impromptu. The Chord-Key is a great module for creating chords and chord progressions, and it has also a polyphonic gate input that allows you to use various gate sources to gate each note separately, and by that create unique rhythms.

Here you can find the patch from the video -

00:00 - Introduction
00:14 - About the Chord Key
01:16 - The technique"

How bad does a CS80 sound without effects?

video upload by Jose's Vintage Keys

"In this video I will compare the sound of a CS80 with and without reverb and delay. You will be surprised - especially compared to Jupiter 8 en Oberheim OB8. #vintagesynths #cs80 #jupiter8 #oberheim #lexicon #delay #reverb"

Syntecno TeeBee MK3

via this auction

"One of the first Roland tb-303 with midi and cv,/gate output. This unit works as intended, sounds great and in excellent condition. Comes with manual"

Nord Modular G2 37-Key Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Never used. Still in the original shrink wrap. Closed the studio and in the process of selling miscellaneous equipment."

Octave Plateau Voyetra Eight 8 Voice Analog Synthesizer SN LV4804 w/ VPK-5 Keyboard SN BM2K517A

via this auction

"This listing is for an extremely rare Octave Plateau Voyetra Eight 8 Voice Poly Analog Synthesizer with VPK-5 61-Note Keyboard. This is the revered 'Rev-4' version with the green circuit boards, tear-drop-style knobs, and MIDI Ports on the back."

EMU Vintage Keys SN 019301808

via this auction

Alesis AirFX Motion Controlled "Theremin" Digital Synthesizer In Original Box - NOS Factory Sealed

via this auction

Make Noise Mimeophon: Module Appreciation of a Sonic Marvel

video upload by Mega Modularis

"It’s been a while, but here’s a little video to tide you over, a look at the brilliant @MAKEN0ISEMUSIC Mimeophon, and a small exploration of some of the things it can do. By no means does this encapsulate everything that this wonderful module can do, but it’s a little taste of some of the things it;s capable of. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!


Ornament 8 | Episode 01 | Patching Errors (featuring Error Instruments Cloud Busting)

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"Ornament-8 is an organismic sequencer that's completely, I mean totally, different from any sequencer I know. I am starting this video with zero knowledge and at some point I just gave up. So welcome to episode 01! This episode is called 'patching errors' . After failing miserably with Pulsar-23, I wanted to find out if Ornament-8 would be able to sequence Error Instruments' Cloud Busting - which has pins. It worked very well and it's been a lot of fun."

Groove Synthesis Introduces 3rd Wave Desktop Wavetable Synth Module

Press release follows.

Orinda, CA, Sept 21, 2023 — Groove Synthesis, an electronic musical instrument startup founded by music industry veterans from Sequential and Oberheim, has just introduced a desktop version of their acclaimed 3rd Wave, 24-voice, 4-part multitimbral wavetable synth.

The compact, keyboardless version has all of the power, features, ins and outs of the full keyboard and retains a nearly knob-per-function front panel, which makes it just as easy to program and use.

The 3rd Wave has 3 oscillators per voice, analog low-pass filters, a digital state-variable filter, 6-stage wave envelopes per oscillator, and an industry-first Wave Maker™ tool that allows users to create custom wavetables in a single step through its proprietary sample-to-wave technology. Each of its three oscillators can generate a classic PPG-era wavetable, a modern high-resolution wavetable, or an analog modeled waveform.

While the 3rd Wave has roots in the classic digital wavetable synths of the past, it brings the concept into the 21st century with a lush, warm sound defined by its expanded wavetables and analog filters. It boasts a Dave Rossum-designed 2140 analog low-pass filter with variable saturation and resonance compensation, and a second, SEM-style state-variable filter (low-pass, high-pass, notch, and band-pass) for additional tone-sculpting. Both can be used in series for harmonically intricate textures.

With 24-voices, the 3rd Wave can handle note-intensive performances as well as layer up to 4 parts or create 4 independent split zones — each with a completely different sound and pattern-based sequence of notes, songs, and parameters. Each part has independent panning, volume, dual effects, and a dedicated physical stereo output. Each of its 3 wavetable oscillators per part/voice has its own 6-stage, loopable wave envelope, which can create evolving soundscapes of extreme complexity.

The rest of the 3rd Wave’s sound-shaping tools include four ADSR envelopes (filter, amp, and two auxiliary) per part, four LFOs per part, and a 28-slot mod matrix per part.

The 3rd Wave Desktop Module is slated for release in November of 2023. and has a US MAP price of $3495 USD. It will be available through the Groove Synthesis network of domestic and international dealers. For more details, visit

ASM Hydrasynth: 64 Bass Presets. Sound Demo. No Talking

video upload by Anton Anru

"'Bass Pack' is a collection of 64 bass presets for ASM Hydrasynth.
The bank covers a wide range of timbres: digital and analog, clean and noisy, modern and vintage, soft and hard, dark and bright.
They will fit many genres, styles, arrangements, and mixes.
🏮 Get the soundset:

8 Macros let you instantly change the character of the sound: attack, decay, movement, noise, tone, effects. Shape the timbre with the macros according to your track or performance.
ModWheel and/or Aftertouch add expressiveness to the performance.

- Wide range of bass sounds
- Thoroughly set parameters and modulations
- Velocity-sensitive
- Aftertouch is used in every preset
- ModWheel adds expression
- 8 Macros with titles
- Unified system of macros assignments

The soundset is suitable for many genres: ambient, electronica, IDM, trip-hop, lounge, downtempo, chill out, new age, cinematic, trance, deep, progressive, techno, industrial, breakbeat, breaks, jungle, drum and bass, dub and others.

Compatible with all Hydrasynths (Keyboard, Desktop, Deluxe, Explorer).
Make sure you are using the latest firmware.
The bank of the presets is in .hydra format. To upload the presets to the device, use the official ASM Hydrasynth Presets Manager.

Drums from the demo video are not included."

"Yacht" - Sequencer App for Panic Playdate v0.1 Beta Released

video upload by hügelton Instruments


"🍾 v0.1 beta is released!

This app is still in beta version. It may not work the way you want.
we need beta tester or development advisor

it can make the song from 3(synth)+4(drums)track 16step sequencer with 32step song structure.

this application is currently in very early beta stages. (super bugs)

I’m looking for your test reports and opinions on adding new features.


external clock sync (via audio splitter)
master effector
editable wavetable synth
drum sampler
copy & paste patterns
file operation
sequencer direction (<-,->,<->,RND)
more size of song structure and loop actions"

Generate MIDI with Physics in BounceBud for iOS


"BounceBud is a generative MIDI sequencer app with a real physics engine underneath.

- It has 4 customizable keyboards on each side. When a ball collides with a keyboard, the keyboard plays that note.

- Each keyboard also has their own MIDI outputs, so you can control multiple audio apps per keyboard.

- All keyboards share the same key/scale that you can change on the settings menu or with BrainBud.

Customise the Keyboards

You can change the octave range, velocity range and MIDI in/out channels of the keyboards on the settings menu.

You can also specify the individual notes per keyboard, so you can create arps or even play single notes.

You can shoot walls with MIDI input for introducing more generative randomness to the playground.

By assigning MIDI input channels, you can shoot walls per keyboard individually.

Control the Playground

Ball physics behavior could be changed on the settings menu.

You can toggle the collision between balls and create completely different kind of sequences.

The ball count, speed and size can be changed on the bottom toolbar.

Speed and size also has a variety option for introducing randomness that could be changed in the settings menu.

BounceBud also has colorful themes for the balls as well.

Take advantage of the AUv3 Plugin

BounceBud app runs as standalone app as well as AUv3 MIDI Plugin.

You can create AU presets and use AU parameters of the AUv3 plugin.

You can control or even automate every AU parameter of BounceBud.

You can modulate the parameters or change the patterns with PatternBud."

Sound design : exploration de la Landscape Noon

video upload by Makingsound

"Découverte et exploration de l'étonnante Landscape Noon, une boite à rythme / drone machine passive, uniquement alimentée par les signaux CV/Gate/Trig et Audio qu'elle reçoit sur ses entrées."

00:00 Intro
01:43 Présentation de la Noon
13:56 Présentation de Landscape et de leurs instruments
17:02 La vidéo qui m'a fait craquer
20:56 Première petite démo
23:26 Une fois dans les mains, à quoi ressemble la Noon
25:17 Découverte du périmètre sonore des deux premières tranches
31:49 Séquences euclidiennes sur toutes les pistes
34:18 Là il se passe un truc
35:25 Là il se passe un autre truc
35:58 Activation des "personnalités alternatives" sur toutes les pistes
36:44 Là il se passe encore un truc
38:30 Là il y a du grabuge qui gratouille
49:00 En plus des triggers, envoi d'une séquence de notes dans les entrées CV
40:45 Récapitulation de ce qu'il se passe
41:22 Là ça grésille par où ça passe
42:20 Le son change en fonction des outils utilisés
43:23 Autre piste de recherche : lui envoyer des enveloppes à la place des trigs
45:44 Boum Boum Boubouboum
47:15 Il y a de la friture sur la ligne
48:09 En mode big band
50:10 Minimal Techno
51:47 La Noon est aussi une machine à drones
52:44 Drone + Circuit Bending
58:23 Utiliser la Noon comme traitement externe (via l'entrée Audio In)
01:04:01 Conclusion

Elka Sidekick with MIDI - uniPulse Demo

video upload by Tubbutec

"Elka Sidekick midified with our uniPulse.
Instruments are fully velocity sensitive (you can hear that later in the video).
Bassdrum is without velocity, but there is an additional bassdrum sound that does have velocity."

MuSONICS VANILLA Vintage-Inspired Modular Synthesizer Demo 🌌 #KNOBCON 2023 🌆

video upload by Vulture Culture

"Matt was kind enough to show me Vanilla, the brand-new Modular Synthesizer which pays tribute to some of the greatest vintage synthesizers of all time. Of all of the synths I heard at Knobcon this one was the juiciest with the smoothest resonance."

Beat Breakdown with Nate Wood on the KORG drumlogue

video upload by Korg

"Nate Wood takes us through a beat breakdown of how he composed, 'Guru Model,' & demonstrates his masterful use of the New KORG Drumlogue and the fantastic features it offers to enhance his creative process.

Nate harnessed the full potential of the Drumlogue by utilizing all 64 steps, the randomizer to introduce certain notes at specific intervals, giving the piece an ever-changing and dynamic feel, & its built-in nano synth voice adding a unique and powerful bass layer to Nate's composition that serves as the backbone of the song. Mixing standard drum machine sounds with captivating synth sounds, he effortlessly brings in and out different elements, creating a mesmerizing musical tapestry."


video upload by Retrokits

"With the Merge menu on the RK008 you can combine multiple Tracks into one Track and render realtime RK008 MIDI effects like quantize, transpose and velocity modifiers.
Of course you can also merge Parts, to merge a Part, just make sure there are no Tracks selected."

Best of YAMAHA DX7 II Synthesizer

video upload by RetroSound

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

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Best of YAMAHA DX7 II Synthesizer
all synthesizer sounds: YAMAHA DX7 II Synthesizer (1987)
drums: Boss DR-55, Korg KR-55B, Roland TR-808, Roland TR-707, Linndrum, Simmons SDS-8

0:06 Intro
0:12 DX FM
0:21 1987
1:15 The Ring
1:45 Sunday Afternoon
2:24 Real FM
2:44 The Flash
3:15 Waves
3:31 Emotion
4:01 Choral
4:31 Exhale
4:59 Chimes
5:40 Carrier
6:14 Cloud N°7
6:39 Change
6:59 FM Bells
7:13 Tron
7:31 FM Orchestra
7:50 The Angry Cat
8:37 Ghost Hunter
8:48 Online FM
9:10 Second Generation
9:41 Transformator
10:08 Review`87
10:35 Cretu
10:49 Desireless
11:05 Tony
11:20 Human
11:27 Mister
11:44 Genesis
11:54 Bronski
12:07 Mike

The YAMAHA DX7 II is one of my absolute fav synths ever. I prefer the second generation for the way cleaner sound and more performance.
Here can you find the full DX7 II playlist with a lot single sound demos and one synth demo tracks. Enjoy.
The DX7 II playlist:"

Roland Boutique TB-03 & Ableton Telequencer

video upload by Akihiko Matsumoto

"Sequencer with 16-step pitch and duration control. By changing the number of steps, rotations, and sequence patterns, it is possible to create complex phrases with simple operations."

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

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