MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday, August 07, 2015

Synthrotek MST VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator Eurorack Modular Demo

Published on Aug 7, 2015 synthrotek

"The MST VCO is a 100% analog 6-octave 1V/O trackable precision oscillator. Full pulse width and modulation controls along with 5 waveform outputs


Coarse and Fine tuning controls
Manual and CV controlled PWM (pulse width modulation)
3-octave selector switch
2 Modulation inputs; MOD1 can be attenuated with MOD 1 AMT knob
Pulse Width Modulation input which can be attenuated
1V/O adjustment trimmer for making adjustments
1V/O CV input jack
5 waveform outputs (can be used simultaneously): Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Sawtooth +1 octave, Square
Frequency range: 2Hz-14.39 Khz (Sawtooth +1: 28.77 Khz)

Current draw: 45.9mA on +12V; 46.3mA on -12V
Width: 10HP
Module depth: 1 7/16 inches (3.7 cm)"

Doepfer A-136 Distortion/Waveshaper Audio Processing-Triangle and Pulse

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Raul's World of Synths

"A short demonstration of Audio processing with the Doepfer A136 Distortion/Waveshaper for processing a Triangle and Pulse wave. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

All parts:

Roland Aira Scooper Module Demo

Published on Aug 7, 2015 perfectcircuitaudio

Perfect Circuit Audio on eBay

Analogue Solutions Nyborg-24 Synthesizer: Teaser Trailer

Published on Aug 7, 2015 rezfilter

"Take it up a notch!


The featured track was made entirely with the Nyborg-24 synthesizer by Analogue Solutions (sans drums).

Announcing the NEW Analogue Solutions Nyborg-24 analogue synthesizer! The new Nyborg-24 offers:

Rich, Deep authentic 24 db/oct analogue filter
Creative, complex modulation routings
Rack Mountable!
Full rugged steel/aluminium case – no plastic mouldings
Smooth potentiometers, fully sealed against dust
Quality knobs with spun aluminium caps
High grade double sided circuit board
High Quality 16bit DAC for MIDI-CV conversion
Very stable MIDI to CV
Very stable analogue oscillators
Hand built by humans
True retro analogue voice and modulation circuits to give an authentic retro sound


See: for more information


THAU -Studio Session 5. August 2015

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Bernd-Michael Land
Update: Re-Published on Aug 8, 2015

Some significant synth spotting featuring Bernd-Michael Land of Aliens Project. Enjoy.

"THAU - Studiosession

Recorded am 15. August 2015
im SynxsS-Studio, Rodgau

Synthesizer-Sequence by Frank Tischer
(Und es ward Licht / Album Kailash *2015)


Raise The Dead

Published on Aug 7, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"More about the minimal music track than the video itself, I just thought I'd roll the camera anyway."

Future Retro XS Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Metasonix TM-4 Vacuum Tube Amplifier

via this auction

via the seller: "Up for grabs is the uber hard to find unobtanium rare TM-4 stereo amplifier from Metasonix. All knobs and jacks are tight. There are a few small slight fading on a couple of the letters on the module and a small chip in the paint where the screw is but other than that it's in mint shape. I found this in a mosaic store in Tokyo Japan a few years ago and have never seen another before or after that anywhere. There were less than 10 made of this and Eric decided not to make any for sale due to it overheating. It has been used sparingly and only powered on for a few minutes at a time to record stuff and then quickly shut off. It sounds unreal and it is in perfect working condition and cosmetically perfect except for the 2 mentioned things. You are not going to see another let alone hear one in use so do not miss your chance to get this unique effect that no one else will have. Comes with TM-4 module itself, original manual and power supply. Serial # 5"

Metasonix KV-100 ASSBLASTER

via this auction

via the seller: "Up for grabs is the vicious and RARE Assblaster by Metasonix. No chips, all knobs and jacks are tight and the graphics and are fresh and in tact with no scratches. The unit has a new set of tubes that were put in it about 4 months ago also as a bonus. I'm gonna miss this one it sound berserk! Comes with Assblaster module itself, toolbox it came in that is also in mint shape, original manual and power supply. Serial # 15."

Malekko Richter ANTIOSCILLATOR // FM // miniature 48

Published on Aug 7, 2015 LESINDES

"ATTENTION this experimental FM stuff // Steinway Friends & Sons should think twice ;-)"


Published on Aug 7, 2015 rezzy blips

"late summer tune by rezzyblips been busy filming things to add to the tune next tune up for sunday chillbient Till then thank to all for your support and valued feedback :-)"

Roland JD-Xi & Korg electribe 2.

Roland TR909 Factory Demo & a Deal of a Lifetime

"Did anyone know that a Roland TR909 had a factory demo track when you purchased it? I did a factory reset on mine and it has this cool uber-80s pattern

This is totally dry recorded straight into Ableton Lite via my Saffire pro audio interface , wait, it may have like 8% reverb on the hats and kick, but I am not on that computer anymore, Ill check later"

Update: Turns out this particular TR-909 was also quite a steal.  The following is an exchange I had with dude163 on how he managed to pick it up (posted with permission of course - check out my 909 story next!):

"it was a bad phone picture
an incorrect listing
" Roland analog drum machine"
and it was wrong location, by 3000KM
it looked like a scam TBH, so I emailed them ASAP as they were asking 350$
I then emailed using 2 diff addresses , and no luck
cut to the next day, I was out looking for a motorcycle maybe , and came home and as I sat down I got an email notification, from a lady who said " sorry Im at teh cottage , yes its still for sale"
so I called her up and asked her 2 questions , does it work and is it clean?
" yes and yes "
" Il be right over!!!" " Oh Im at work and live 130 KM away "
dang " what time do you get home from work? " " 515"
I was there at 520
someone else had lowballed her 300 and she turned it down , it turns out, her husbands brother used it in a CHURCH ensemble in the 90s to replace their drummer and " we didnt need a tambourine player anymore"
so it was dirty and crackly so they knocked off 50$ , so i got a TR909 for 300 dollars canadian
the strange part about the whole story was I told her that it was worth a lot more on ebay m and she sayd " I know, like 3000 but I hate ebay, such a hassle"
" Oh Ok " then she says " robert , are you a musician?"
" yes , why?"
" Ok in that case well still sell it to you for 350"
like WTF!!!!"

Drone Lab | Nosaj Thing | Moog Werkstatt Workshop

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Moog Music Inc

"At Slingshot 2015, a multi-disciplinary celebration of the arts in Athens, Georgia, Moog Music presented a unique synth-building workshop. Led by Moog Engineer Chris Howe, attendees learned the fundamentals of synthesis from the ground up by building a Werkstatt-01 analog synthesizer kit.

Once built, the 12 attendees crafted drone patches. Later that evening, Alpha Pup recording artist Nosaj Thing took control of all 12 synthesizers, adding and subtracting their signals in a long-form drone performance. The improvised result was an ever-shifting and complex soundscape.

After his performance, Nosaj Thing designed 12 evolving drones with the Werkstatt-01 that we are making available to you.

Download the Werkstatt-01 drone patches designed by Nosaj Thing at [embed below]

Experiment with stacking and layering Nosaj Thing's Werkstatt-01 drones to create your own shifting palettes. Run them through filters and compressors, or use them as background textures to lay other sonic components on top of.

However you choose to use them, experimenting and learning will reward you with a lifetime of rich synthesizer experiences.

Hear more from Nosaj Thing at:

Learn more about Werkstatt-01 at:"


Published on Aug 7, 2015 Anthony Distefano

"Video I made of downtown Manhattan.Some of the places are Battery Park ,One World Trade Center and the reflecting pool and waterfalls of the WTC memorial.I used NI Absynth for the music."

Moog Sub37 & Pocket Piano Jam by Stephan Funkmann

Published on Jul 14, 2015 ballaballa05

"A littel jamsession with Moog Sub37 & Pocket Piano."

Extremely Rare Vintage Maxon Mariner MX-2 Keyboard Synthesizer

This one in via electraumatisme.

So how rare? I've never seen or come across one in the ten years of running MATRIXSYNTH. This appears to be the first Maxon Mariner MX-2 post on the site out of 128,070 posts on the site including this one to date. Tracking everything synth seven days a week, it's a super rare treat coming across a vintage synthesizer you've never seen before. If anyone knows more about the Mariner feel free to leave a comment. There are 14 previous Maxon posts mainly for their drum synth and effects.

The Mariner appears to have the following sections:

- Tune
- Tone Source with two oscillators
- Noise Source
- Modulator Section with one LFO and four destinations
- Resonant Filter with ENV modulation and Pitch knob
- ADSR, Transpose, Source Select, Bender Select & Portamento controls to the left of the keyboard

The description from the listing follows in French followed by a Googlish translation to English.


Vous cherchez quelque chose d'unique et qui veulent faire une différence, voici votre chance !!

Ceci est un synthétiseur analogique à partir des années 60, est un synthétiseur fabriqué au Japon par Nisshin onPA !! Maxon, l'homme qui a été le grand célèbre fabricant de pédales analogiques pour Ibanez dans les années 70 et 80! "Ce synthétiseur était une série très limitée qui a fait au Japon et quelques-uns sont sortis de là !!
L'Europe est une rareté ...

Ce synthétiseur sons style très gras et puissant millésime Moog et ARP.
Esthétiquement est une perle magique !! et avec un énorme potentiel.

Pour vraiment intéressé par l'achat de ce synthétiseur rare !!
envoyez-moi un message privé, je vis au Portugal et je peux envoyer par une agence d'expédition tels que: UPS, DHL ou plus au goût de l'acheteur."



Looking for something unique and want to make a difference, here is your chance !!

This is an analog synthesizer from the 60s, is a synthesizer made in Japan by Nisshin onPA !! Maxon, the man who was the great famous manufacturer of analog pedals Ibanez in the 70 and 80! "This synthesizer was very limited series that made in Japan and a few are out of there !!
Europe is a rarity ...

This synthesizer sounds very bold style and powerful vintage Moog and ARP.
Aesthetically is a magical gem !! and with enormous potential.

To really interested in buying this rare synthesizer !!
send me a private message, I live in Portugal and I can send by a shipping agency such as: UPS, DHL or more to taste of the buyer."

O'neil Palmer with AIRA System-1

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Roland U.S.

"Keyboardist O'neil Palmer (Meghan Trainor) goes through some of his favorite System-1 presets.

Learn more about the System-1 at:"

The Resonator Addon for Laplace Synthesizer - 35 New Presets

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"The Resonator Addon is a Preset Library for Laplace Synthesizer (IOS) with 35 new sounds.

During summer holidays the Library is available for only 2 Euro
The collected money will go completely in the works for the future of Synth Anatomy Blog and Video Content. Thanks in advance for purchase and support the Channel

Link for purchase: (The sound library will be sent out manually to the Paypal Mail Address"

And the app itself on iTunes: Laplace - Resonator Synth - iceWorks, Inc.

First Patch From and Almost 2 Year Old Kid

Published on Aug 7, 2015 Alfonso Alba

"My son (almost 2 years old) made this 5-VCO patch. He chose which modules to patch and turned the knobs, and I just helped him connect outputs into inputs."

Make Noise Soundhack Telharmonic Random Tweaking

Published on Aug 7, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Randomly Tweaking the Telharmonic to make a kind of minimalistic melody.

Buy my Electronic Music albums here :"

Yamaha Synthesizer CS01 SN 38364

via this auction

Yamaha Clavinova sticker on the back.

TTSH, ARP 2600 Clone, Hybrid Modular synthesizer

via this auction

via the seller: "Two Thousand Six Hundred clone, semi-modular, analog synthesizer that was build with care, tested and tuned with precision to fit in any musical setup. Although Its slightly smaller in size, the TTSH is a resurrection of the classic hybrid-modular synth, ARP 2600 AKA the original Star Wars R2D2 voice. It offers 3 oscillators, endless modulation possibilities and a built in 4AB3A1B reverb tank for extra long and warm decays. I've added 1/4" jacks at the back for extra left and right ins and outs which makes up for a more standard patching scenario in todays world. It is very easy to setup in any midi situation, just connect any midi controller, sequencer with a CV/Gate out to the CV/Gate input on the TTSH and you're ready to explore a universe of endless soundscape possibilites! I recommend anyone passionate about analog synths to go the extra mile and get this one, it's a musical beast, a must have!!"

Barton Dual Quantizer Eurorack Module

via this auction

"Up for sale is a completed, tested and running smooth Barton Dual Nice Quantizer.

Completed from the synth cube kits"

"euro format, 6 hp, with a clarke robinson panel design"

Dithered Galactic Steganography

Published on Aug 6, 2015 Data Broth

"dual microbrute 'shared patch' jam into po-12
using genome to sequence master brute
zoom g3 for a bit of delay
soundscaper for some texture and ambience

more music at
also working on a website"

Spotted on discchord.

Genome MIDI Sequencer - White Noise Audio Software
SoundScaper - An experimental sound mini lab - iMusicAlbum

Inner Soul - Live with Korg EMX

Published on Aug 7, 2015 DJ Galactic

"Inner Soul - Live with Korg EMX (DJ Galactic)

Official website"

Stekker 2015: Elka Synthex - Home at last

Published on Aug 7, 2015 sonicstate

"Stekker 2015: Elka Synthex - Home at last After one year in the repair shop, the Elka Synthex returns to Sonar Traffic"

tomnakamshow #05 [KORG volca KEYS + monotron DELAY]

Published on Aug 7, 2015 tomohiro nakamura

"Realtime tweaking at Kamogawa river, Kyoto city."

Pittsburgh Modular Announces New VERBTRONIC Eurorack Module

via Pittsburgh Modular

"Reverb creates the illusion of space, adding another dimension to sound and offering a sense of time and distance. The Verbtronic digital reverb module generates spaces large enough to overwhelm sounds and smear the audio spectrum with a wash of relentless reflections and echoes, building a tidal wave of never-ending feedback.

' big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is.' - Douglas Adams

We did not design the Verbtronic to mimic the real world; instead we have created a reverb full of lush, artificial spaces that blend perfectly with the electronic sounds of modular synthesis.

The Verbtronic controls offer a full palette of reverberation effects. Tonal Tilt shifts the frequency emphasis from low and dark to high and bright, acting as a tone control for the reverberated signal. The Feedback knob sends a variable portion of the output signal back into the input, creating results similar to simultaneously adjusting both reverb density and decay time. The Verbtronic voltage controlled Mode switch flips between two unique reverbs: Verb mode is a shorter, more natural sounding reverb, perfect for augmenting leads and more fragile sounds; and Tronic mode creates a much larger, synthetic sounding reverb. The voltage controlled Output Mix knob smoothly shifts between the dry input signal and 100% reverb. Giant percussion drowning in feedback and alien soundscapes are just the beginning....Mix in a touch of reverb to add a sense of space or turn it up for full signal saturation. Dial in the perfect mix for any sound.

Price, Availability, and More Information
The suggested retail price for the Verbtronic module is $199 and it begins shipping to our dealers August 14. More information available at"

Formant-Filter and Verbos Harmonic Oscillator

Published on Feb 8, 2015 Jochen Bohnes

YAMAHA AN1x Synthesizer "Friday part 2"

Published on Aug 7, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

all synthesizer sounds: YAMAHA AN1x virtual analog synthesizer from the year 1997
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

I used the internal step sequencer.

The AN1x is my only virtual analog synthesizer and this say a lot I think. Crappy hardware but fantastic sound."

Friday part 1:

YAMAHA AN1x Synthesizer "Friday", not the 13th.

Modular Synth Live-Set w/ VLK @ PLATINE 2015 Cologne #TTNM

Published on Aug 7, 2015 The Tuesday Night Machines

"VLK and I played an improvised melodic techno live-set with our Eurorack Modular Synthesizers at the PLATINE FESTIVAL 2015 in Cologne's Artheater Lounge. Here's the whole thing :) Thanks a lot to the PLATINE and Artheater crew for a great night! Read more below ...

Audio track on SoundCloud:

PLATINE Website:

PLATINE - Festival focuses on electronic media, covering the realm from art statements up to alternative gaming forms. Developers and artists from all over Germany, as well as guests from six other countries, use PLATINE as a daring and unique platform to present their ideas and visions to the public.


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