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Friday, June 07, 2024

let's make some patches on the Sequential Take 5 (Sound Design Field Guide)

video upload by Yuki The Synth Dragon

0:00 opening and some info
2:20 cinematic pad
18:01 FM koto patch

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

synth sounds with the Teenage Engineering OP-1

video upload by Mamotreco

"Playing four sound patches on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 controlled by an Arturia MIDI keyboard. Trying out synth patches from the different synthesizer engines available on the OP1.
#op1andchill #teenageengineering #synthesizer


00:00 Nostalgia Strings on the OP-1
00:46 Koto Action on the OP-1
01:39 Icy Synth Keys on the OP-1
02:03 Organ Life on the OP1

Current channel music compilation:
Previous music releases available here:"

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Jamuary 10th 2024 "KOTO 80"

video upload by Captain Credible

"#Jamuary 10th 2024 feels like as good an opportunity as any for som slapping koto beats. #KO2 #kotomaybeimnotentirelysure #volcafm #jamuary2024 #dawless"

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

soundmachines (arches) 2023 rework

video uploads by soundmachines

(arches) / 1.02.00 FW UPDATE TEASER
(arches) 1.02.00 / Step Sequencer Mutes
(arches) 1.02.00 / FREEQs, SCALES, LOOP RESET
(arches) 1.02.00 / Step Sequencer Transpose
(arches) 1.02.00 / MIDI Aftertouch
(arches) 1.02.00 / External Clock In Tricks
(arches) 1.02.00 / Pattern editor
(arches) 1.02.00 / Trance Gate Jam
(arches) 1.02.00 / Jamming with the new features
(arches) 1.02.00 / Drum machine with a semimodular synth
(arches) 1.02.00 / Modular Koto?

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Koto Plays Synthesizer World Hits

video upload by KOTO

Cool synth art. Reminds me of the displays on Star Trek.


You can find the release on Amazon and eBay.

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Suiko ST-20 - Vintage Analog Suitcase Synth

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

""SUIKO ST-20 is extremely rare and most strange Japanese electronic musical instruments originally made for Japanese traditional music circa. 1980. and this one is very rare version of SUIKO ST20 with recording function it's built in cool brown custom suitcase like EMS synth, keyboard itself is built in beautiful brown metal plate.

Oscillator - The ST-20 uses a single analog oscillator with 3 tone options - Shakuhachi (Japanese Flute), Koto (Japanese Harp) & Pipe Organ.
It is monophonic with a top-note priority.
All tones are very nice warm analog sounding.
There seems to be a subtle vibrato on some tones which may be adjustable internally.
Would easily be circuit bendable if you want to get some more interesting sounds!

Octave switch - There is a switch to raise the register up and down an octave which is useful for recording bass and lead lines.

Register Select - The top dial is to shift the key register up and down, giving you the option to solo your favourite scales over any key you like. It also allows you to create even higher or lower register notes than the octave switch allows.

Sustain - There is a sustain switch to toggle between a short pluck sound or a long drawn out release. The koto sound is not affected by this switch, it seems the tone circuit was designed this way. You would also be able to circuit bend your own sustain control for dialing in the sound you really want if that's your style.

Volume Dial - A sweeping volume dial located at the bottom left of the unit.

Fine tuning - There is a switch for shifting the pitch very slightly in quarter tone increments. It becomes sort of 'Microtonal' in a way. You can also use this to do a little pitch bending too.

Scale switch - There is a small switch just above the key buttons which seems to change the pattern of the way the notes are configured. Currently it is set to the Japanese scale but you can play around with this if you like.

Speaker - The speaker goes very loud and sounds lovely.

Output - There is also a direct mono output for headphones, this could also be used as a direct output for connecting straight into your DAW or recording setup.

The keyboard module is connected to the speaker cabinet via a 5-pin 'MIDI' looking cable. This is not actually a MIDI cable, it simply just communicates with the power/amp board which is located inside the speaker cabinet.
The unit halves are connected by two hook hinges so you can pull them apart and use them"

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Essence Vol 2 - Patches 33 to 64 - Sequential Take 5

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Friday 14th July 2023 I'm back with a follow up Bank for the fantastic Sequential Take 5. Essence Vol 2 contains 128 all new Patches, with emphasis on playable Sounds, not weird Sound FX.

V2 Firmware added some great new features such as OSC 2 to be bypassed from the Filter, Vintage as a destination and many others, which I have fully taken advantage of. Many of the Patches utilise the excellent FM Function for unusual tones.

Here are the next 32 Patches demonstrated, hope you enjoy them and watch out for 2 more Videos.

00:00 - 33. Amped Waves GEO
00:38 - 34. Flapper GEO
01:05 - 35. Knife Edge GEO
02:00 - 36. Stratosphere GEO
02:48 - 37. Hollow Halls GEO
03:36 - 38. Recall GEO
04:47 - 39. Show Me GEO
05:14 - 40. No Sleep GEO
06:53 - 41. Maestro GEO
08:01 - 42. Organ Air GEO
08:33 - 43. Koto Synth GEO
09:25 - 44. Soloist GEO
10:21 - 45. Driller Killer GEO
10:58 - 46. Simmering GEO
12:11 - 47. Sync Punk GEO
12:42 - 48. 2 Face Bass GEO
13:05 - 49. Full Figure GEO
13:58 - 50. Brass Tax GEO
14:29 - 51. Short Stack GEO
14:45 - 52. Neon Tines GEO
15:36 - 53. Clangerz GEO
16:10 - 54. Message GEO
16:38 - 55. Arp Strings GEO
17:44 - 56. Righteous Pad GEO
18:58 - 57. PWM Poly GEO
19:53 - 58. Thick Shake GEO
20:26 - 59. Acoustic Phaze GEO
21:09 - 60. Solid Ground GEO
21:35 - 61. Gravity Falls GEO
22:51 - 62. 80s Strings GEO
24:10 - 63. Gates of Hell GEO
24:44 - 64. Gibson Blues GEO"

Monday, April 24, 2023

Suiko VS-1 Koto Synthesizer | How Does it Sound?

video upload by JAde Wii

"Support my work and look fly while you're at it:"

Friday, April 14, 2023

Arturia MiniFreak - "Cosmica" Soundset (Big Demo)

video upload by LFOstore

"Its really hard to believe that such beautiful sounds are coming from such a compact synth!

Welcome to the “Cosmica” soundset for the Arturia Minifreak!
We discovered that Arturia Minifreak is a great machine for hi quality ambient sounds.


35 most beautiful, warm, analog & deep sounds immediately ready to go in your sound production including:

Massive string, CS spirit strings
Evolving cosmic pads & drones
Beautiful sharp plucks & poly
Motion sounds

All the sounds are handmade & reacting on velocity & modulation wheel + aftertouch & both macros.

Made by Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of “Organica” for Waldorf Blofeld & “WS Universe” for Korg Wavestation


Preset List: MF-80 Do Not Macro1! Abyss Ages Anima Arkturus Radiant Endless Hypnosis Oblivion Pyramid Soundtrack Starlight Uranus Voxy AT Dusty AT Drift Arakis Aura Bella CS RUnner Dreaming JP Harmony Koto Morpher Noisia Odyssey ParaDrone SeaWall Universal PolyBeauty ParaphonyDron FM Pad Keys Meteor"

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

UVI Introduces Quadra Traveler - Multi-Instrument and Sequence Designer

video uploads by UVI

UVI Quadra - Traveler | Trailer
UVI Quadra - Traveler | Overview
UVI Quadra - Traveler | Preset Showcase

"Discover a creative multipart instrument blending sounds from around the world with a curated selection of synth tones, topped-off with powerful effects and advanced arpeggiators to deliver cinematic sound quality and near endless musical inspiration.

Also included in SonicPass ➡️

Video credits: Lou Wiss & Anthony Hak
Music Credits: Lou Wiss"

via UVI

"Quadra is a powerful 4-part multi-instrument and sequence designer, ideal for the creation of dynamic, rhythmic, and evolving sequences utilizing a blend of regional instruments from around the world with a curated selection of synth sounds.

Quadra leverages a powerful instrument selection, deep factory library, focused and intuitive workflow, and expressive performance controls to deliver cinematic sound quality and near endless musical inspiration.

Quadra is a versatile instrument, capable of a wide range of sounds and uses from standard fare instrumentation to evolving, complex, and adaptive progressions and harmonizations that can be morphed and performed in numerous ways to suit the needs of your production. With a masterful selection of hundreds of professionally designed presets, Quadra offers incredible sound quality and near endless inspiration on-demand."

Curated Instrument Selection

Quadra provides 4 robust instrument layers that can be used together to create striking and evocative performances. Each layer can be assigned from a selection of 187 multi-sampled sources including regional instruments from around the world and a selection of synth sounds chosen to complement each other.

Fretted instruments:
baglamas, banjo, Chinese pipa, oud, saz, bass, Celtic twelve string guitar, chonguri, and more

Wooden instruments:
balafon, gamelan, kalimba, sanza, mbira, steel drums and handpan

Keyboard instruments:
cabinet organ, accordion, Indian harmonium, Nordic upright piano

String instruments:
zither, cymbalum, dulcimer, erhu, guzheng, koto, lyra, qanun, shamisan, valiha, and viola

Wind instruments:
alphorn, various flutes, duduk, key shakuhachi, bagpipes, pan flute and more

analog, FM, modeled, PCM, and speaker synths

You can find additional details at

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Obsession Vol 1 - Patches 65 to 96 - Oberheim OB-X8

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Soon...Obession Vol 1 - Contains 128 Patches for the fantastic Oberheim OB-X8, covering huge Pads & Strings, Classic Polysynth Sounds, Bass & Lead and a whole load of other sounds, inluding Classic Patches from the likes of Prince, Rush, Gary Numan etc.

As well as the Synth patches, there are also FX Presets created for all, so you can match what has been demonstrated in the Video. 2 Free Plugins were used.

1 - Blue Cat Audio Chorus
2. Valhalla Supermassive

All you need to do is set up an Insert in your DAW, add the chorus in Slot 1 and in Slot 2, Supermassive. Then just match up the Preset Numbers/Names...That's it, levels are all done!

00:00 - 65. Lighthouse GEO
00:50 - 66. Life GEO
02:38 - 67. Jack's House GEO
03:02 - 68. Chrome GEO
04:23 - 69. Trident GEO
05:41 - 70. Double Slit GEO
06:38 - 71. Solace GEO
08:14 - 72. Koto GEO
09:18 - 73. Mr Banks GEO
10:12 - 74. Block Lead GEO
10:45 - 75. Take On Me GEO
11:27 - 76. Desolate GEO
12:02 - 77. Sunrise GEO
13:42 - 78. Folding Space GEO
15:04 - 79. Arpalogue GEO
16:02 - 80. Sadness GEO
17:29 - 81. Cut Throat GEO
17:48 - 82. Poly Freak GEO
18:11 - 83. Sync Vibes GEO
19:09 - 84. Darkness Falls GEO
20:30 - 85. Picture Frame GEO
21:24 - 86. Funland GEO
22:36 - 87. Carpenter GEO
23:34 - 88. Call SETI GEO
24:14 - 89. Bulldozer GEO
24:55 - 90. Time Rift GEO
26:38 - 91. Stringer GEO
27:32 - 92. Moogie GEO
27:52 - 93. Chorals GEO
29:04 - 94. Evil Intent GEO
29:36 - 95. Stone Cold GEO
29:54 - 96. Late Arrival GEO"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

OB-6 Venture Vol.2 Patches Vid 2 of 2 (no talking) #patch #custom #ob6 #sequential

video upload by Orano Music

Vid 1 here

"OB-6 Venture Volume 2 is a follow up to the very popular Venture Vol.1 Pack.

These Banks require OB-6 OS containing Vintage Mode to operate correctly.

I was overwhelmed with the success of Volume.1 and have set out to make this one even better.

Containing another 84 custom patches for your OB-6, most with sequence info for you to use in your productions or recreate your own if preferred.

Lush Pads, Lovely Keys, Vintage Synths, I have tried to cover many genres to cater for all the requests :)"

Friday, November 18, 2022

Friday Jam - Minifreak and Suzuki Waruku

video upload by sonicstate

"We've not done one of these for a while I know, but since the Suzuki Waruku Digital Koto arrived from ebay, and we had the MINIFreak for review, we took the opportunity to make the unlikely paring.

Waruku going through the trusty Zoom MS-70 CDR and the MINIFreak is just internal FX.

As ever, we hope it inspires you to fire up a couple of synths and just have a jam.

Have a great weekend.

Exclusive extra content on Patreon"

Monday, October 10, 2022

SynthFest UK 22

video uploads by sonicstate

Use the controls in the player above to skip around (drop down top right; skip controls bottom left).

"Videos from the SynthFest UK show in Sheffield put on by Sound on Sound Magazine"

Update: Smart MIDI Patchbay, & Ivo Beatrix Lorelei Persephone added to the playlist.

Synthfest UK 22: AJH Synth Patch Break Down With Dreams Of Wires
Synthfest UK 22: Adroit Synthesis - Granular Synth for Voltage Modular
Synthfest UK 22: MIDIum - SmartMIDI Foot Controller
Synthfest UK 22: Yamaha MODX+ Demo From Dom
Synthfest UK 22: Korg Drumlogue 1st UK Sighting
Synthfest UK 22: Rhodes - MK-8
Synthfest UK 22: RYK Vector Wave FM Module
Synthfest UK 22: Knobula Compact Skiff Demo Riffs
Synthfest UK 22: Studiologic - Numa-X Piano GT
Synthfest UK 22: Decksaver - Protective Covers
Synthfest UK 22: 3 New iLoud Precision Monitors
Synthfest UK 22: Dreadbox - Erebus MK2 and Hades
Synthfest UK 22: The Godfather Will Own Your Eurorack Mix
Synthfest UK 22: Soundgas - Rare Suzuki Waraku Koto Synth
Synthfest UK 22: Wang Synth Control - Wangulator
Synthfest UK 22: Sweet Discrete Can Pimp Your Vinyl Panels
Synthfest UK 22: Starsky Carr Meets Gaz Williams
Synthfest UK 22: myVOLTS Power and Audio Fixers
Synthfest UK 22: Transistor Sound Labs Stepper Sequencers
Synthfest UK 22: Studio-Electronics - MIDImini and SE-3
Synthfest UK 22: Bjooks - Patch and Tweak and Inspire the Music
Synthfest UK 22: Tileyard North
Synthfest UK 22: Kenton - Smart MIDI Patchbay
Synthfest UK 22: Expert Sleepers - Ivo Beatrix Lorelei Persephone
Synthfest UK 22: Synth Cables of all kinds
Synthfest UK 22: Roland SP-404 MK2 With 2.0 OS
Synthfest UK 22: More On The Eventide Misha

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Korg DW-8000 NEW patch bank 2022 | 64 Glossy/Lo-Fi/Hybrid patches

video upload by Espen Kraft

"A brand new 2022 patch bank for the Korg DW-8000/EX-8000 and the plugin FB-7999.
My previous bank has proven to be a huge success and I build upon that bank with more texture and complementary patches. Some Lo-Fi, some glossy, but all of them highly usable and ready to work in your music and productions. Patch bank is is a sysex format and it' a full bank of 64 patches.

Find the patches here:

In the demo I've used some external reverb when the text overlay say so. It's the Valhalla VintageVerb. All delays are coming from the patches themselves, and the digital delay of the Korg DW-8000 itself, which was the big selling point back in the day.

If you're wondering how to get the patches over to the DW-8000 you can watch my tutorial video:

Korg DW-8000 Midi Sysex TUTORIAL

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Strange Synthesizers of Japan by Hiromichi Oohashi - Synth Book w/ CD

Hiromichi Oohashi wrote in to let us know about his new synth book featuring rare and somewhat strange synthesizers from Japan. The book features synths from his collection along with a CD of audio/music. You can find the book via the publisher Rittor Music (Japan) (published Nov.2021), and on Amazon JP here.

You can find a list of the synths featured by chapter further below.

Details on the book from Hiromichi Oohashi follow.

"This art book introduces many of Japanese most rare and strange electronic musical instruments (1960s~1980s) from author's private collection for long years.

Contains over 130 synthesizers, rhythm machines, organs, toy instruments, speech synths, etc most of these rare instruments will be the first public release. All color pages, lot of beautiful photo of these unique instruments with simple and detailed text, all photos and book design by author himself.

Contribution from Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO)

Foreword by Eric Schneider (author of TOY INSTRUMENTS/MBP)

Attached CD has original music using these strange instruments so you can hear what these synth sounds like.

CD's music made by author's band KINO-MODERNO (world-renowned electronic music duo)

Hiromichi Oohashi is an artist born in Tokyo 1961
after studied art & design at Kuwazawa Design School in Tokyo
works as an artist and producer for Art, Design and Music
also known as collector of rare electronic musical instruments
in 1990 released groundbreaking [ VIDEO DRUG2/Phuture ] and get noticed
member of electronic music duo KINO-MODERNO since 1984
president of DAT PLANET PRODUKT"

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Korg DW 8000. Hybryd digital analog synthesizer. a.d. 1985-1987. Programs no: 71 - 88

video upload by Old Korg MaCross

"Korg DW 8000. Programs no: 71 - 88
71: Key - Sfx, 72: Perkusion - Sfx, 73: Ocean - Wave -Sfx, 74: Pad - Sfx, 75: Keyboard Sfx, 76: Perkusion - Sfx, 77: Perkusion Wave - Sfx, 78: Perkusion - Tom Tom - Sfx, 81: Organ, 82: Organele, 83: Organ, 84: Organ, 85: Organ, 86. Organ old, 87. Koto, 88. Synthkey.
* Please visit the channel: Martin Cross - autor.
* I invite to the channel: Martin Cross podróże.
Korg DW 8000. Programy, barwy, brzmienia, dźwięki numery: 71 - 88
71: Key - Sfx, 72: Perkusion - Sfx, 73: Ocean - Wave -Sfx, 74: Pad - Sfx, 75: Keyboard Sfx, 76: Perkusion - Sfx, 77: Perkusion Wave - Sfx, 78: Perkusion - Tom Tom - Sfx, 81: Organ, 82: Organele, 83: Organ, 84: Organ, 85: Organ, 86. Organ old, 87. Koto, 88. Synthkey.
* Zapraszam na kanał: Martin Cross - autor.
* Zapraszam na kanał: Martin Cross - podróże."


Korg DW 8000. Programs. (No Talking!)

video upload by Old Korg MaCross

No thumbnail for whatever reason - hit play and the video should start.

"Korg DW 8000 .Polyphonic hybrid digital analog synthesizer a..d. 1985-1987Programs no: 51 - 68 51: , 52: , 53: , 54: , 55:, 56:, 57: , 58:, 61:, 62:, 63:, 64:, 65:, 66:, 67:, 68:,"

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Secrets Vol 2 - Patches 25 to 48 - Arturia Polybrute

video upload by GEOSynths

"Out Soon...GEOSynths is back with another Soundset for the fantastic Arturia Polybrute. Vol 2 explores Tone and Texture in more detail with Emotive Pads, Textured Strings, Cutting Bass & Leads, Arp's, Poly's and so much more.

There are 96 Patches in the Bank with 25 to 48 being demonstrated in this Video (2 of 4) All Patches have an A+B State, some of which are slight variations, while others are very different, including Splits. Controllers are assigned where appropriate.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Suiko ST-50 Koto Synthesizer 🇯🇵 | How Does it Sound?... Worth the Hype?

video upload by JAde Wii

Monday, January 24, 2022

Making LO-FI Hip-hop with a KOTO Synthesizer

video upload by Dawless Jammin'


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

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