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Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Custom Korg R3 synthesizer plays almost alone

video upload by Jake

"In this small track, I used a combination of modulations generating multiple random arpeggios. The 4 LFOs are used to vary the pitch of the sequences played by the 2 motion sequencers. Finally, timbre #1 plays an arpeggio in ALT mode. This results in a semi-random evolution of sequences as well as sounds.At 2mn 20s, I put in the video a photo of the sketch explaining in general the architecture of this patch in order to help those who wish to program this fabulous instrument a little more in depth

The KORG R3 was used extensively for the production of my new album
Compact Music volume 2
74 minutes of ambient synthesizer music - 2020-2021
Copyright Moloski productions, Angel Freddy"

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Poly sequence without sequencer on KORG R3 synthesizer

video upload by Jake

"A song combining several sequences on a KORG R3 synthesizer without sequencer thanks to the Motion Sequencer

The R3 is a bi-timbral synthesizer.

Although it does not have a sequencer per se, it has the "motion sequence" function.

If motion sequencing allows you to automate a parameter over 16 steps, it can be dedicated to the pitch of the notes.

We thus have 2 sequences for the same patch, each controlling its own tone.

On timbre 1, in order to make the sequence more complex, I allocated each of the 2 filters to its own oscillator. Thus on timbre 1 the slow variations of LFO 1 control filter 1 in positive and 2 in negative.

LFO 2 is synchronized to the motion sequencer in the form of a sawtooth wave to simulate a filter envelope trigged to the note

On tone 2, LFO 1 in the form of a square wave at slow speed allows the sequence to be transposed to the seventh at 0.75 hZ.

LFO 2 has the same function as on timbre 1

Recorded in one take without any external effects"

Live session - KORG R3 - KAWAI SX-210 - CASIO CZ-1

video upload by Jake

"Live recording 2020

Synthesizers used for this track
KORG R3 - digital synthesizer - 2007
CASIO CZ-1 - Phase distorsion digital synthesizer - 1986
KAWAI SX-210 - analog synthesizer - 1983

This recording is the first track you can hear on my last album
'Compact Music Vol.2'

This album have been mastered by Angel Freddy -

You can buy this album

Monday, October 09, 2023

New Batch of Synthfest UK 23 Videos

video uploads by sonicstate

Playlist: (you can use the player controls to skip around)

1. Synthfest UK 23: Sequential - Trigon 6 Desktop
At SynthFest UK 2023, we had the opportunity to chat with Chris from Sequential, a part of the Focusrite group. Chris introduced us to the Trigon 6 Desktop, the latest addition to Sequential's synthesizer lineup. This compact desktop version of the Trigon 6 packs a powerful punch, offering three oscillators and a distinctive Dave Smith ladder filter. Designed for those seeking a space-saving solution without compromising on sound quality, the Trigon 6 Desktop retains all the features of its larger sibling, including patch recall, a versatile effects section with various modulation possibilities, and the distinctive feedback control that allows you to sculpt sub-harmonic richness.

Trigon 6 Desktop Price: $2,499
2. Synthfest UK 2023: Calc And the Prophet X
At Synthfest UK 2023, we caught up with Calc from Sequential, and he gave us the lowdown on the Prophet X. Now, you might be thinking, Prophet X? Haven't we seen that before? Well, you're right, but this hybrid instrument has been quietly making waves in the music world. It combines digital and analog elements, with digital oscillators and a unique twist in the form of multi-sample-based instruments. Yes, you heard that right, it's not just your run-of-the-mill synth; it's a full-on sampler too, boasting an impressive 50 gigabytes of memory for your custom samples. You can treat it like a rompler, a sample player, or even use those samples as oscillators, creating a whole new realm of sonic possibilities.

Plus, it's packed with stereo goodness, allowing you to explore a wide soundstage with ease. It's not your typical synth, and that's what makes its a favourute of Calc's

Looking for some more info on the Prophet X? Check out Sequential's official page:

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Elektron Syntakt Dancy Vibes

video upload by Jake Wagner

"Hello there. It's been a minute. Here's some Elektron Syntakt goodness."

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

KORG R3 synthesizer - A powerful unknown synthesizer

video upload by Jake

I wouldn't consider it unknown, but... there you have it.

"Patches made on the KORG R3 synthesizer
This is a custom model in a hand made wooden case with backlit front panel.
No external effects have been used for this demo
Single recordings without editing or multitracking, just a crossfade between excerpts"

Custom case. R3.2.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Decksaver - New Covers

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Jake from Decksaver at Superbooth 2023 where they showcased a wide range of new covers. The company is known for providing high-quality polycarbonate covers for various musical equipment to keep them safe from damage. Some of their newest releases include the Decksaver for Summit, the 4ms 48 and 64x pods, the Roland Boutique range, the Erica Bassline, and the LXR. They also have covers for cheaper equipment like the Akai mini play and the Launchkey 37. Jake said that the production cycle takes about three months from research to pre-production, depending on the type and size of the equipment.

One of the unique features of Decksaver is that they offer custom covers working closely with the instrument manufacturers. They also use different weights of polycarbonate material depending on the equipment's size and type, with prices ranging from £15 to £120. Decksaver's covers are favored by many musicians, including a famous artist who saved thousands of pounds worth of equipment from damage due to a leak in his studio by using Decksaver covers."

Monday, May 08, 2023

Cherry Audio Elka-X - Sound Bank '79

video upload by Polydata

"Drawing from the earliest days of polyphonic synthesizers, Sound Bank ‘79 for the Cherry Audio Elka-X finds its inspiration in synthesizer music found in documentaries and library music from the late 70’s and early 80’s.

A bank comprising 30 patches for instant inspiration. The goal was to squeeze as much vintage analog juice out of this plug-in as possible, primarily working within the constraints of the original Elka Synthex analog poly synth. While designing this bank, there's one word that kept coming to mind: lush. There's a beautiful smooth and rich tone to this instrument, and paired with it's unique set of features, it's hard to beat.

Sound Bank '79 is a series of vintage tones for different synths and plug-ins, so look out for future releases. Recorded completely dry with no external effects or processing.


After payment, you will receive the file in your email within 24 hours.

Drop a comment of what other hardware or software sound packs you're interested in.


00:00 Assemble
00:09 Biscayne Blvd
00:21 Cameron
00:34 Competition Pool
00:45 Construction Site
00:55 Dodge Dart
01:06 Elka on Cassette
01:17 Finals Week
01:28 Heat Wave
01:39 Interstate 5
01:49 Jake Brake
01:59 Keyboard Scanner
02:09 LA Marathon
02:20 Library Apple II
02:30 Microscope
02:42 Multiplexer
02:56 Ocean Breeze
03:10 Olympic Blvd
03:24 Photo Class
03:34 Reflections
03:55 Regional Prog Band
04:05 Sea Wall
04:15 Slow Motion
04:26 Soccer Practice
04:37 State Park
04:47 Staying After School
05:03 Syntax
05:15 Targa Top
05:25 Train Station
05:36 Transformer"

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Acid Techno Live Jam with Eurorack and XoXBoX!

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"Recording Date: 04/29/2023
Tempo: 137bpm
Key: F minor

It's a "One Take Jake" Jam - where I go with TAKE 1 - *NO MATTER WHAT*! Woot!

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

Sunday, April 16, 2023

NAMM 2023 - Donner - D1 Drum Machine

video upload by sonicstate

Currently $0 at the Donner Website

"Donner has announced their latest product, the D1 sample-based drum machine and sequencer at NAMM 2023. Designed for the entry-level market, the 12-channel D1 features real-time recording and can switch between function keys to create drum patterns easily. It is equipped with RGB velocity-sensitive pads and five knobs with touch function, and will be shipped with factory content from Loopmasters.

Jake from Donner gave us a look at the prototype, with, full-size MIDI in and out, headphone output, and an auxiliary in that allows users to sample. Although the prototype has only half the functions working at the moment, Jake gave us a good idea of what the new product will have to offer.

The D1 will be released by the end of May 2023

Price: around 249 USD"

Blends two workflows into one little box

Color Coded UI Design, Play Without Thinking Twice

Vivid Graphical User Interface

Touch Knobs to Read Parameters

Versatile Sound Capabilities

Sounds and Patterns from Leading Experts

Import Your Samples to Add More Fun

Extend Your Setup with Versatile Connectivity

Maximum 128 Songs

4 Bars Step Sequencer (maximum 64 steps)

Maximum 512 Beats

128x64 pixel LCD screen

1 clickable endless encoder (VALUE)

5 endless encoders with touch function

2 potentiometers (MASTER FX & MASTER)

16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads

4 RGB backlit faders

16 backlit tactile click buttons


3.5mm(1/8") TRS


3.5mm (1/8") TRS


2x 5 pins MIDI DIN (IN, OUT)


2x 6.35mm (1/4") TS


USB 2.0 Type-C socket (transfer MIDI data and remote control via Donner Control App)

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Keytek CTS-5000 - Cross Table Sampling - Digital Piano - 1987

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.
"KEYTEK CTS-5000Short (and very bad) demo" video upload by Jake

"This piano is for sale (too big in my studio)
As no demo is available for this rare device, here are some sounds straight from the engine. Really sorry for the crap soundtrack"

via this auction

"Very rare KEYTEK CTS-5000 Electronic piano - 1987. Cross Table Sampling wavetable synthesis technology 128 kilobyte ROM memory. 76 note weighted keyboard of very good quality

16 programmable sounds (Piano, vibraphone, electric piano, harpsichord)
Typical sounds, very '8 bit' grain
2 bass sounds in split mode
Audio outputs: Left, right, mono, bass, headphones
Programmable 7-band graphic equalizer Effects: Tremolo, detune MIDI in, out, thru
Audio demo available on last image of the slideshow

Very heavy device (21 kg), personal delivery is preferable."

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Tape & Microsound DROME Machine

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"The Tape & Microsound Music Machine can actually also be a

Tape & Microsound Drum Machine
Tape & Microsound Dream Machine
Tape & Microsound Drone Machine

DROME might (?) encompass all those possibilities, so let's get patchin'!

Intro music by Jake
'Temple of Microsound' animation by Lewis with music by Sam ⚡️🎶⚡️"

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Time and Space by Jay Wires

You can find the release on various platforms on Distrokid here:

"‘Time And Space’ is the second single from Jay Wires.

‘Time And Space’ follows the debut Jay Wires single, ‘Candle In The Night’, and continues a story that began there. Filled with frank honesty, longing and unrequited caring, ‘Time And Space’ was written after an argument between Jay Wires and his ex-girlfriend. “We approached arguments differently,” he reflects. “My solution to arguments was always to talk things out as soon as possible in order to move past them, whereas hers was needing to be alone, taking time and space before coming back.” The song was written during one of those periods of post-argument separation.

In spite of its lyrical themes, ‘Time And Space’ highlights Jay Wires’ knack for creating towering, ascendant intricately-detailed electronic pop tracks, full of personal emotion and reference points. “The argument happened in December 2019,” remembers Jay Wires. “That month, we saw a live jazz band perform songs from the ‘Charlie Brown Christmas Special’ soundtrack in a hotel lounge in Williamsburg. For the instrumental break, I created the sound of brushed cymbals to capture the atmosphere of that performance.” ‘Time And Space’ concludes with a powerful, stirring, uplifting synth-orchestral segment, offering a fragile sense of optimism that this was just a temporary parting, not something more permanent.

‘Time And Space’ is the second song to be taken from the debut Jay Wires EP, ‘Kaboom!’.

-Mat Smith of Further.

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Randomized Melodies on the Novation Circuit Tracks

video upload by Jake Wagner

"Synthesizer jam featuring the Novation Circuit Tracks and the Korg Volca Keys.
I really played around with righting bass and lead lines randomly. Either using the random function to generate lines or as inspiration."

Microfreak, Circuit Tracks, Korg Volca Synth Jam

"Another synthesizer Jam! the mix on this one is a little rough, but I really like the idea and glad I got to use a volca again!"

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sounds of the XPO

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Time stamps:
0:00 Intro and Title
0:20 Stereo Wavefolding
1:46 Stereo Vari-Timbre
3:10 Stereo Pulse Width Modulated Bassline
4:15 Stereo Frequency Modulation

Same Patch on Three Outputs:
4:43 1. Wavefolded
5:02 2. Vari-Timbre
5:22 3. Pulse Width Modulation

5:40 Low-pass filtered Wavefolded output, High-pass filtered PWM output
6:58 Vari-Timbre through Low Pass Gates
8:26 Stereo PWM
8:55 Mono PWM
9:46 FM Index Modulation
10:32 Vari-Timbre and Spike

Patchin’ with the Make Noise Crew
11:14 Patchin’ with Meg
11:43 Patchin’ with Sam
12:38 Patchin’ with Spenser
13:37 Patchin’ with Newt
13:58 Patchin’ with Jake

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

MAKEN0ISE Community Patchin' w/ Jake

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"Jake returns to the channel to do some community patching!!"

MAKEN0ISE Community Patches! - you'll find the patch sheets and how to submit them here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Chill House Beat & More on the Novation Circuit Tracks

video upload by Jake Wagner

The above is a playlist featuring additional Novation Circuit Tracks demos by Jake Wagner.

Description for the fist video (later videos feature the Elektron Modal:Samples followed by KORG Volcas):

Novation Circuit Tracks
Arturia Microfreak provides the nice lead tone

Another fun little synthesizer jam with my favorite groovebox!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Buchla Easel Command Modular Synthesizer | Multi-tracked Demo and Walkthrough

video upload by Sweetwater

Interesting seeing the Buchla used in this context. Be sure to check with dealers on the right for availability as well.

"In this video, Sweetwater‘s Jake Jenkins runs the Buchla Easel Command through its paces, which takes the 208c module and places it into an updated desktop synth featuring full MIDI/DAW compatibility. As a result, it mixes the exploratory ethos of Buchla design with the streamlined form factor of a desktop synth that doesn‘t depend on the complexities and space of a whole modular system. The Easel Command allows for tonal operation well beyond the limitations of 12-tone equal temperament, with a near-unlimited number of possibilities through control voltage regulation of nearly all parameters. This analog, mono synth uses a simple pair of oscillators, additive FM signals, and wave shaping to construct its base sounds, molded and manipulated into an infinite pantheon of sonic possibility."

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Egyptian Lover on “Egypt, Egypt”

video upload by dublab

"For this debut episode of Red Bull Music Academy’s new Key Tracks series the dublab film team connected with West electro legend Egyptian Lover. We visited the 808 controlling wizard at Rusk Sound Studios, where he recorded his 1984 album On the Nile which included the classic 'Egypt, Egypt.' Egyptian Lover sketches out the inspiration behind the recording of this monumental jam and even graces us with a grand piano performance before a mind blowing recreation of the tune on his OG Roland TR-808. We were thrilled to once again collaborate with our buddies in forward thinking sound at RBMA. Keep your eyes and ears open for more installments of their Key Tracks series, as they continue to share personal sonic insights from musical legends.

Directed by: Mark 'Frosty' McNeill
Filmed by: Alex Pelly & Steven Andrew Garcia
Edited by: Alex Pelly
Sound: Jake Viator
Produced by: dublab for Red Bull Music Academy"

This one in via Edgar.

Additional Egyptian Lover posts

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Playing STREGA with LIVE BATS!

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"In which we head to Asheville's Beaver Lake for Meg and Jake to do some live improv patching with local bats using a borrowed Bat Detector, two Strega, a 0-CTRL and 0-Coast.

Many bat species are under threat of extinction. Please visit for information and action suggestions.

Also check out Meg's new album, Breath is a Wave: https://fallenmoonrecordings.bandcamp...

And Jake's new album, The Legend of Dreams:"

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

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