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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

What's All the Hype About? // Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II

video upload by Jorb

"Post upload, I realize I never mentioned patterns...within a scene, each group can have multiple patterns, hold a group letter, then + and - to cycle that groups patterns.

I think this got lost in editing because I called it redundant, than back pedaled because I realized it makes things a lot more flexible for improvising scenarios, then back pedaled because it seemed cumbersome to remember which pattern was which without any on-screen visuals...its 3am I am not editing any more.

This video feels too long, but everything I said feels important, so its not getting cut.

0:00 Intro
1:45 Hands on / getting started
8:36 Fader Parameters
12:30 Send FX
14:18 Scenes
17:11 Example Performance Scenario
23:30 Sampling from Vinyl
31:18 Mic Sampling
32:30 Single Note Synth Samples
33:36 Workflow Complaints
34:29 LEGO compatibility???
35:36 FaderGate & Build Quality Comments
37:30 What's it Good for?"

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Artist Picks: Best Music Gear of 2023 Part 2

video upload by Perfect Circuit

Part 1 here

"2023 is soon drawing to a close—so, we're taking a look back at the year, and taking account of all of the weird and wonderful instruments that gave us some inspiration this year. Synthesizers, drum machines, and Eurorack modules to samplers and effects, this year had no shortage of inspiring instruments.

So, we reached out to some of our friends and content creators to fill us in on their year, asking one simple question: what was the coolest piece of gear you got this year? For some, that meant brand new releases, but for others, it meant sitting down and digging into classic instruments.

In this video, we hear from:
00:00 Red Means Recording on the Elektron Syntakt
01:07 Midlife Synthesist on the Akai MPC X SE
03:20 DivKid on the Intellijel Cascadia
06:30 Jorb on the Roland S1
09:13 Bo Beats on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 Field
12:45 Trovarsi on the Anti-Kulture Precision Disruptor

Read more about all of this gear on our blog, Signal:"

Friday, November 10, 2023

Designing Sound With Shapes // Vector Synth

video upload by Jorb

0:00 Intro
2:09 Orbiter Screen
10:45 Overtone Generators
19:49 Filters
28:55 Sound Gen Summary
30:24 Arppegiator
34:37 Post Effects
37:24 Where it Shines
40:02 Conclude

The orbiter reminds me of Moog's Animoog.

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Two Takes on Behringer - Which Do You Fall Under?

The following videos feature two perspectives on Behringer. I was going to skip both of them, because honestly, I'm kind of tired of the whole thing, but I figure it was worth posting for those unaware of the toatality of it. Jorb does a good job summarizing it all. Note, this will be the last post on the topic, unless something else new and stupid happens.

I do want to clarify what goes up here on MATRIXSYNTH and why. Firstly this site is about the gear, not people. People can have whatever opinions they want. Secondly, this site does factor in how people including manufacturers treat each other. I post what I want to post, and after running this site for over 18 years, I've come to appreciate those who appreciate the site and what I do. Supporting members let me know they appreciate the site by supporting the site. Banner sponsors on the top and right of the site let me know they appreciate the site by sponsoring the site.

Behringer does not support or sponsor the site, and I am aware that they pose a significant and existential threat to some of my supporters and sponsors. So, why do I sometimes feature Behringer? Because this is a synth news site and is meant to be an archive of synth gear over time. I can't just ignore that. So what do I feature? I limit Behringer posts to new product announcements, significant news, and supporting member videos and content only. I skip everything else.

As for sponsors and supporting members, I share whatever they want me to share, within reason, as a thank you for supporting the site. As for non supporting members and sponsors, I share what I want to share. Some clarity on that: when I first launched the site in 2005 I posted everything anyone sent in and everything I came across. Everything was new. YouTube launched in 2005. This was the first time we were able to see people messing with their synths, and this site was the first to cover it. Eurorack and modular was in it's infancy back then and botique manufacturers had limited exposure, mainly on forums and email lists. I remember going to NAMM and someone working for one the manufacturers asked me if I thought eurorack would take off or was just a fad. It was that new. I thought it would take off, and it did. That said, it's no longer possible to post everything that goes up as it would just become too much noise in the end. I'm sure the amount I post daily is already noise to many. So, now I post what I want to post, and yes, how a manufacturer treats others is always factored in.

That said here are the two takes on Behringer. Where do you stand?

Let's Talk About Behringer.

video upload by Jorb

0:00 Intro
3:27 The Clones
10:17 Antagonism
19:52 Wasted Potential


video upload by SYNTH SAMURAI

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Kodamo MASK1 // Proudly Digital & Uniquely Powerful

video upload by Jorb

"After my time with it, and the sort of reflection I get to find while editing, I think the strongest appeal of this synthesizer is finding identifiably digital sounds without any of the complex workflow of FM or wavetables, with just enough options past the oscillator shapes to feel like its not a 'dishonest' approach to those sounds.

You can find characteristically digital sounds, with the rest of the architecture being familiar / subtractive and it almost feels like I cheated my way to a modern man's PPG. Delightful.

HUGE THING that ended up cut, the manual is super good, really serious shoutout. Color prints, full pages, bound nicely, the whole thing. Love it.

Also I managed to also cut any take where I mentioned Roland's draw and chop oscillator options, which could be seen as a simplified bit masking. But rest assured I made the connection , don't comment like I didn't smh please

0:00 Intro
2:02 Hands on
4:25 Bitmasking Intro
8:23 Mid-demo Overview
10:01 Sound Design Begins
12:38 Play Modes
16:22 Splits / Layers
18:11 Randomized Patches (crazy good)
20:23 Drive-by FX demo
22:46 Low-key the best patch
22:54 Conclusions"

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Introducing Roland AIRA Compact S-1 Tweak Synth

video upload by RolandChannel

[Note: you can find additional user videos futher below]

"The Roland S-1 Tweak Synth is a powerhouse micro polysynth that merges the legendary tones of the SH-101 with futuristic tools for the modern creator. Get reacquainted with the snappy bass tones and expressive leads brought to life in exquisite detail by our Analog Circuit Behavior technology. Then tap into a world of new creative possibilities with expanded four-voice polyphony and an array of innovative features, including cutting-edge wave manipulation, advanced sequencing, and unique performance features.

In this video, Dustin Good dives into the S-1 features, capabilities, sounds, and more.

0:00 – Introduction and Overview
1:32 – Sounds
2:01 – Basic Sound Design
2:35 – OSC Draw
3:13 – OSC Chop
3:44 – Riser
4:06 – Effects
4:33 – Sequencer
5:06 – Sub Steps
5:36 – Probability and Motion Recording
6:25 – Arpeggiator
6:54 - Performance Tools – Step Loop, Transpose, D-Motion
7:53 - Connectivity and Portability

Build from square, saw, sub, and noise oscillators and mono, poly, unison, and chord modes. Craft custom waveshapes with OSC Drawing. Dice sounds with OSC Chop to produce a labyrinth of overtones and metallic timbres. And use the noise oscillator as an independent riser to add sweeps and pulsing sound effects for transitions and dramatic effect.

Bring programming and performances to life with a 64-step sequencer, motion recording, and D-Motion. And humanize patterns with Probability, ratchet tones with Sub Steps, and create on-the-fly fills with Step Loop.

Sync the S-1 Tweak Synth with the rest of the AIRA Compact gang for a highly jammable micro-studio in perfect sonic symphony. Chain them together or connect with MIDI gear, computers, and music apps to expand your setup. Just power on, hit play, and go with the flow."

Press release followed by user videos:

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Shockingly High Fidelity Ambience // UAFX Del-Verb

video upload by Jorb

0:00 Intro
2:20 Tape EP 3
7:54 Analog DMM
12:32 Time Stretching Tangent
14:00 Precision
17:06 Reverbs
18:35 Mobile App / New Voices
23:08 Rambling conclusion begins

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

The New King of Semi-Modular // Pittsburgh Modular Taiga

video upload by Jorb

"All in all, this is such a dope product. oscillators this flexible, with a filter and the dynamics controller immediately the sound palette crosses so many conventional boundaries. I am hooked on the idea of getting multiple voices out of this as a self contained unit, but even without patching this just slaps.

Pittsburgh has got a banger on their hands.

0:00 Intro
1:56 Hands on Demo begins
3:26 Oscillators & Wavefolding
10:03 Filter
13:51 Dynamics Controller
17:15 Delay Module
21:10 Pre-release reflection / Tangent
24:19 Mixer Flexibility Highlights
28:05 Mixer / Splitter Highlights
31:03 2 Voice Example
33:25 Wild & Noisey Example
34:11 3 Voice Paraphonic Example
37:09 Conclusions"

SH-4d // Has Roland Perfected Portable Sound Design?

video upload by Jorb

"The SH4d in my interpretation, is a synthesis sound module first and foremost. The sequencer is really not positioned to be the main draw. It didnt get mentioned much on camera, but to be sure my thoughts aren't lost; I would really love unquantized recording, a note scale mode, and the arpeggiator to stay held while I move between parts. Any other complaints were aired in the video.

Taking a step back, that I can use AA batteries or the same charger as my phone to power this very capable instrument could be enough of a sell, but lucky for us it also sounds really good.

0:00 Intro
1:56 Demo 1
3:33 Demo 1 Breakdown
12:44 Demo 2
13:46 Demo 2 Breakdown
20:49 Demo 3
22:22 Demo 3 Breakdown
28:18 Overall Conclusions"

Friday, July 15, 2022

Why Aren't These Everywhere? // Sequential Take 5 // Six Month User Review

video upload by Jorb

0:00 Intro
2:57 Oscillators
5:24 Filter
11:53 Envelopes
14:48 Mod Matrix
19:12 Effects
25:19 Sequencer & Arp
27:09 Skillshare!
28:28 Sound Demos / Patches I've made
37:07 Compared to Other Sequential Synths
44:10 Short mention of other poly synths
46:33 Why Aren't These Everywhere?

Sequential Take 5 Patch Pack // Prophet 5 Factory Sounds

video upload by Jorb

Saturday, July 09, 2022

The Most Compelling Semi-Modular Mono Synth?

video upload by Jorb

"Really into this, it snuck its way up in the order of stuff to demo. Highly recommended, beats out the behringer semi modular stuff by a mile, I feel beats out the Mavis and Mother 32 in price and features ((((and sound, don't tell anyone))))

0:00 Intro
3:26 Oscillator Section
8:15 Filter Section
12:00 Envelope & LFO
13:39 Patch Bay
17:55 Sequencer / Arpeggiator
23:32 MultiMod
28:09 Conclusions"

Cre8audio East Beast

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

GS e7 // 7 Voice Analog Synth //

Just Sounds, No Talking video upload by Jorb

The Best Analog Polysynth You Haven't Even Heard Of...

video upload by Jorb

See the GS Music label below for more.

Friday, April 29, 2022

RE-202 Space Echo with Vintage Roland Synthesizers // Sounds Only

video upload by Jorb

0:00 SH101
5:38 Juno106
13:43 JX8P
21:44 D50
25:02 SC88 Pro

Monday, February 21, 2022

Nymphes Firmware V2 Update // Installation & New Features

video upload by Jorb

0:00 Intro and Patch notes
1:50 walking through installation
4:30 Stepping through Update notes
10:51 Reverb modulation CC's
13:28 Mod wheel-PWM
15:08 VCA Enevelopes Scratching fix


NymphCC/CV Midi Controller v2

video upload by Tim Shoebridge

"Just a quick update regarding my NymphCC/CV MIDI Controller for Dreadbox Nymphes now that the Nymphes v2 firmware is available for download."

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

The Hydrasynth's Defining Feature // Oscillator Mutants Explained

video upload by Jorb

"I knew it would be long, still surprised by how long it turned out to be.

I purposely avoided any other creators' mutant deep dives, for fear I would steal their ideas or their explanations.

My complaints about the manuals chosen descriptors is probably just an issue for me, but it felt worth while to mention it.

0:00 Intro
2:47 Wave Stack
6:29 Harmonic
10:58 Phase Diff
16:32 Oscillator Sync
28:59 FM
36:15 PW Orig
43:20 PW Squeeze
46:54 PW ASM | Warp
51:57 Closure"

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Dreadbox Nymphes // First Impressions

video upload by Jorb

"This ended up longer than I expected, but I appreciate how natural it feels for to sit down without an outline for a first impressions, just let me train of thought dictate the episode. So in service of that, I didn't cut out as much as I normally would have.

Really, this is giving me the idea of a bunch of modules with the MPC, no keyboard, go against what I'm used to.

Chapters are hard for this one, just sort of went where my brain went, but we do what we can for the subs ;

0:00 Intro
2:42 Brief look at competing options
5:44 How's the filter sound?
6:45 Is the menu diving as bad as people think?
9:23 Can it handle varied sound design?
14:25 Let's chat about the reverb
18:05 Lets talk about modulation
21:29 Waveshapes into more modulation complaints
24:20 Extra envelope trick (different from LooPop I promise)
27:52 TiNy JuNo?
28:53 Demos with Stereo Chorus (wish I used less wacky patches)
32:04 Conclusions begin"

Monday, November 29, 2021

Sequential Take 5 // First Impressions

video upload by Jorb

"Quick wrap up of my initial impressions. I'm not sold on first impressions as a video format, but once I sat down to record it felt like I had good things to talk about.

0:00 Intro
2:06 My Acquisition
3:55 Why Did I want one?
5:59 Lets Talk interface
10:44 Prophet 5 Filter & Other Similarities
13:13 He's Got Complaints
15:33 Effects Chatter & Whining
19:34 Wrap it up, jeez"

Monday, November 22, 2021

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak // 80's Poly, and the OG Groovebox

video upload by Jorb

"Really do find this one special, would love to find a really slick way to program with midi CC.

Intro 0:00
He Speaks 1:00
What Makes it Special? 2:30
Patch Demonstrations 7:34
Parameter Walkthrough 11:09
Parameters Continue Via Midi CC 16:14
Multi-Track Recorder 23:42
Stack Modes 27:46
Arpeggiator 29:00
Voices on Separate Midi Tracks 29:56
Conclusions & Used Market 33:14"

Monday, November 15, 2021

AX60 Tauntek Installation // Issues Solved with Modern Firmware

video upload by Jorb


Undeniably impressive work, happy to show it off, even for a bit.

I also have a chip for an AX73 mod, but there's not much of an installation to demonstrate, just plugs in."

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Bass Station 2 // AFX Mode // 3 Practical Examples

video upload by Jorb

"Wanted to demo some more grounded ways of using this wonderfully deep feature, hope it gets you thinking differently about the tools at your fingertips."

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

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