MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tangible Patching of U-HE ACE with Percussa AudioCubes and MidiBridge v3

Published on Aug 23, 2015 Mark Mosher

"by synthesist Mark Mosher, Boulder, CO.

In this video I'm using Percussa's wireless AudioCubes change the cable patching of the U-HE ACE virtual analog synthesizer on-the-fly with no mouse. The U-HE ACE synthesizer allows you to use MIDI CCs to map the source for any cable. Percussa MIDIBridge 3 for Wireless AudioCubes has a new "Topology" mode that allows you to send MIDI note trigger information as well as distance data (MIDI CCs) at the same time for up to 16 cubes simultaneously! This video shows some of my early tests and ideas for leveraging these features by pairing AudioCubes with ACE. Of course these are baby steps for what is possible and these same techniques could be applied to other instruments - and even hardware instruments via MIDI or MIDI-to-CV.


FutureRetro's Triadex Muse Algorithmic Sequencer / Synthesizer SN 00039 - 051 ?

via this auction

"Here's your chance to own the rare Triadex Muse algorithmic sequencer and synthesizer. This unit in particular was my Muse when designing the similar Future Retro Zillion sequencer.

This unit is in very nice shape for its age, is fully functioning, and very clean. There is some slight warping to the lower wood panel, and some minor wear to finish of lower-left wood end as can be seen in the photos.

A very unique sequencer providing endless possibilities for generating sequences. Has a very basic synthesizer built in as well."

Note this appears to be a FutureRetro listing.

Moon Modular MIDI CV System

via this auction

"This is primarily a CV to MIDI setup using the Moon Modular system. Plenty of extra room to add more modules to this system.

Included in this auction are:

500-R2M powered 2 space rack mount enclosure with power supply and multiples

Module 554: Octal Clock Divider

Module 565: Quad CV Quantizer

Module 565E: Quantizer Controller

Module 552: CV to MIDI Converter

1x Blank panel

All modules are in excellent condition, with only a couple hours use in a professional studio setting. I will include a couple of the original boxes for the modules, and the original box for the power cabinet, along with some original paperwork, and a couple extra ribbon cables."

Note this appears to be a FutureRetro listing.

Roland MKS-80 w/ MPG-80 REV4 plus 2x M-64C SN 480407

via this auction

"For sale is the Roland MKS-80 with MPG-80 programmer, 2x M-64C memory cartridges, power cable, and programmer cable.

This is as close as you're going to get to the famous Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 6 synth sounds for a fraction of the price and space.

The MKS-80 sound module is the more desirable and better sounding REV 4 model.

Sound module and controller are both in excellent condition, fully functioning and very clean. used only in a professional studio setting."

Note this one is appears to be from Future Retro.

Simple AniModule SOB as VCO feedback patch

Published on Aug 23, 2015 JRock17991's channel

"Check out our modules at"

Olympia Noise Co Patterning Rock Drums Kit

Published on Aug 23, 2015 ipadloops

iTunes: Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.

"Testing out some of my heavy hitting Rock drum kit samples in Patterning by Olypia Noise Co. Patterning is a drum machine app as well as a midi sequencer. You can import your own sounds as well as create midi patterns and send them out to your hardware.

More info and links to Patterning here

Check out a small taste of the new Rock drums sample kit and download it for free here"

Tangerine Dream - Live at Conventry Cathedral 1975

Published on Mar 18, 2012

"Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral. 1975. U.K. Ricochet.: Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann. For more information about TD's music visit the Official Website:"

Thought I posted this one before but couldn't find it, so here it is. Enjoy!

See if you can spot all the synths. Let me know if I missed any below!

Moog modular (any other brand modules?), EMS SYNTHI, VC3S & SYNTHI Hi-Fli, ELKA Rhapsody 610, PPG 1020, & ARP 2600. Anyone remember what that is at 2:20? I know I've seen it before but forget.

mvrnav rehearsal

mvrnav rehearsal from FFœ on Vimeo.

Pat Metheny - The Synclavier 1986

Uploaded on Oct 20, 2010 Dario Alenczyk

"First of all, thanks to TERRAKEO (Gustavo) de no ser por este maravilloso muchacho, esto no podría ser mostrado :D
Gracias Gustavo gracias!"

via synthtopia

SIEL CRUISE String Machine 1979 | HD DEMO

Published on Aug 23, 2015 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2015 by AnalogAudio1

I played the Siel Cruise along with a Korg SDD-3000 vintage digital delay.

The Siel Cruise is a string machine with a built in monophonic preset synthesizer from Italy. It's basically a Siel Orchestra and Siel Mono in one box. But it can't do everything a Siel Orchestra and a Siel Mono can do - some functions were left out.

The monophonic synth has presets, which can be tweaked in 'free mode'. The monophonic synth sounds really good - although with just a single VCO, it has a powerful sound, resonant VCF with ADSR controls for VCF and VCA. There are the same polyphonic presets as on the ARP Quartet. Every section (mono and poly synth) has its own output, so you can treat the sound individually (what I made in the first half of the video). After all, a great Italo synth!"

Restored Minimoog Model D

via this auction

"Fully restored in Santa Cruz by an Moog expert. Serial number 56XX. Updated oscillator board. FULL restoration. Everything works perfectly. Every cap, every key, every connection. Do not pay 7,000 for a minimoog. At 4k you can play this keyboard and get all your money back plus some if you decide to go a different direction. "Flippers" have flooded the market with over priced Moogs. There is nothing wrong with this instrument. Everything is right with it! It even smells good (not musty)..."

Rare Vintage Gleeman Pentaphonic Analog Synthesizer - One of 50 Made

via this auction

"What can I say? Here is the rarest of the rare Gleeman. Only around 50 made. Rare does not make a synth "good" it just makes it rare. If you ask around you will find that the Gleeman sounds incredible. I have owned two in my life. This is the 2nd. Both in black. They also come in clear, but those are even more rare, but who cares about "rare" they sound incredible and a ton of attention to detail went into their manufacture. The keyboard action feels great, the controls are intuitive. I purchased this directly from the man himself in his garage. It is one of the first two made (I believe).."

Oberheim OB-1 Analog Synthesizer SN 0472

via this auction

"Fully functioning, retains sound settings in memory, plays great, and is very clean. Has been professionally maintained and serviced. Comes with a custom spandex dust cover."

Update: Note this appears to be a FutureRetro listing.

Moog Minimoog Voyager Old School Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is the Moog Voyager Old School edition, limited to just 500 units.

This unit is in like new condition, only used a couple hours total in a professional studio setting. Comes with everything you would expect if buying this item brand new... manuals still wrapped, power chord, all original packaging and boxes (both instrument box, and master shipping carton).

Works perfectly, and looks like new, very clean!"

Update: Note this appears to be a FutureRetro listing.


Published on Aug 23, 2015 Morgan Karlsson

"Röand System 100M, TTSH, Korg SQ1"

Sequential Prophet 6, Fun Tweaking Preset 801, in real time,demo

Published on Aug 23, 2015 Bob Gomez

"In this video I Tweak preset 801 on the Prophet 6 Synth (unmodified 301) in real time.
It starts out as a Mono sound. Most of the variations involve changing values in the Sub Osc Section & Mod Wheel interactions. There are some changes to the Aftertouch & PolyMod sections. Recorded direct to Zoom Q3HD unedited 8-22-15 at about 11:30pm CST."

New MoonBox SunVox Powered Raspberry Pi Synthesizer - Videos, Details & Pics

Raspberry Pi Synthesizer - "My Stry Sulfat" jam Published on Aug 23, 2015 cube48

This is the MoonBox posted here. Two videos of it in action. Info and pics further below.

"One pattern twiddle on MoonBox - SunVox powered DIY Raspberry Pi 2 synth.

More info about the MoonBox can be found on official SunVox forum:"

MoonBox - DIY Raspberry Pi 2 Synthesizer powered by SunVox Virtual Modular Music Studio

Published on Aug 6, 2015

"No music to listen here. Just my low or no playing skills. This is rather about demoing some of the Analog Generator patches of SunVox. First part shows some of the default template sounds, second shows a bit of knob twiddling and a few quick patches I made from the simple 'analog' template I prepared and mapped to 16 knobs of the MoonBox. But SunVox can do a lot more!"

via the forum:

"Let me introduce you the SunVox powered Raspberry Pi 2 standalone synthesizer. The idea was to have dedicated machine/box with SunVox including some knobs. Like a real synth. This vision was maturing in my head for some time but the trigger were NightRadio's comments about upcoming MIDI CC support in 1.9 before the beta was released. I've collected all the building blocks but I was still missing the enclosure. For some time I was designing a custom made 'ponoko' box to be laser-cut. But then I got too impatient and searched through available stuff at home. Wine box for the win :-D

The synth is so far consisting of these bits:

Raspberry Pi 2 B
IQ Audio PiDAC+
5.0" 40-pin TFT Display - 800x480 with Touchscreen
TFP401 HDMI/DVI Decoder to 40-Pin TTL Breakout - With Touch
40-pin FPC Extension Board + 200mm Cable
Guts of the old Evolution UC16 USB MIDI controller (only the main and pot control board)
A bunch of nuts, bolts, spacers and wooden wine box.

Further improvements are still on the todo list:
* jack outputs for L, R and headphones mounted to the rear side of the box
* 5-DIN MIDI I/O connectors on the rear side - realized via USB<>MIDI cable
* some USB ports exposed on the rear side - mounting small USB hub
* power switch + connector on the rear side
* HW volume encoder for PiDAC+ on the top side
* main out GPIO LED volume indicators (this is optional)
* final paint and design tuning

A few notes to the design. RasPi needs to be powered with 2000 mAh adapter to feed all the peripherals. PiDAC+ gives you really powerful and clean sound, also for hungrier headphones. RasPi 2 with stock Raspian OS with ALSA (no realtime kernel, no JACKD, no performance tweaks except disabled CPU power-saving) is able to play decent SunVox synths with 11ms latency without compromising the sound - not ideal but already playable. Lowering the buffer to 5ms introduces occasional noise cracks. I'll try to play with the OS tweaks later but I might stick to ALSA as it is supported by PiDAC+ volume encoder routine. Display is connected via HDMI and USB cables (I'm waiting for shorter and flat HDMI cable). HDMI delivers the image, USB powers the display and touch board. UC16 MIDI controller is connected also via USB (not on the photos above). The only connection hack will be soldering wires to PiDAC+ so I get the normal jack connectors. Current cinch connectors are fine but the placement is not ideal. I want to keep all the 'internal' connections inside the box and expose only the stuff that has to interface outer world and if I would expose the cinch through the rear side, also the HDMI cable would stick out and then coming back which is not desired. The front panel will need some locking or support mechanism, ideally in various angles. The whole thing reminds the Roland's 'Plug-Out' system. You prepare the synth/composition/patch on PC/tablet/phone and then load it to the box if you don't want to mess around with the small screen. But it's actually nicely usable in the box as well as you all know from your own SunVox-on-phone experience. Sun bless Alex for his perfect and scalable UI. RasPi is configured to boot and load up the SunVox automatically, opening the last session. Like a real synth :)

Do you guys have any cool name ideas for the synth? Right now I call it simply SunSynth but that's too obvious. Some link to the SunVox would be cool but maybe something more esoteric :)

Alex, THANK YOU for such a great piece of software! Btw, I hope you don't mind if I put the SunVox logo on the box when it's finished?.."

SH-101 + TR-8 + MF-104M + KaossPad = Dance With the Color Blind

Published on Aug 23, 2015 n3bsvid

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A little 80's influenced semi-improvised pop jam. It was recorded as two separate videos and then fused together.

The vocal samples on the kaosspad are me "singing":
A. Dance with the color blind
B. Look for the bottom line
C. Listen to the sky
D. Tell me you're a firefly

Roland SH-101
Roland TR-8
Analogue Solutions Oberkorn MK3*
Korg KaossPad
Moog MF-104M analog delay moogerfooger (used on the SH-101).

ValhallaDSP VintageVerb
Ableton Master Plugins

* The Oberkorn was just used as a way to sync TR-8's clock to the SH-101, I just ran a sequencer gate from the oberkorn to the SH-101's Gate input. It's overkill in this case but it's the only piece of gear I had that could do this."

Clavia Nord Micro Modular Virtual Analog Synth SN MC 99020760

via this auction

"The Nord MicroModular is a polyphonic virtual analog synthesizer. It sounds and performs like an analog synthesizer, but without the usual synthesis hardware. The actual sound is made via DSP hardware but you design and program the sounds yourself via the PC and MAC programming software. (The software is not included in this auction but found via the link below.)

MicroModular can simulate a large modular synthesizer, with about 110 modules. You can patch and program them in the computer and save them in the MicroModular. On the MicroModular are three knobs that can be prgrammed to control any parameter, like filter or resonance or whatever you want. After the MicroModular is programmed, unhook it and take it with you. It can be played via any midi controller, keyboard or otherwise.

The sound is warm and smooth. It can also sound like a classic analog synth or Yamaha's FM-synthesizers. Or it can be a Vocoder or a bizarre delay unit. Almost anything you can think of and program yourself. At the front of the MicroModular you'll find MIDI in/out and PC in/out (MIDI) for the communication with the computer program. The sounds change in real time when you edit them with the computer. Then you can release the MicroModular from the computer connection and use it independently of the computer. There is a stereo pair audio out and a stereo pair in for connection of extern audio source, for instance a microphone. Then you can use the MicroModular as a Vocoder."

Vintage Oberheim Four Voice ( FVS-1 ) Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage Oberheim Four Voice ( FVS-1 ) for Sale

Used in very good condition, fully functional, well taken care of.
Purchased in/around 1987 from Rogue Music in NYC.
Comes with a power cord.

There is a small blemish on a keyboard that has been repaired.
SEM-1 #4 has a newer rev circuit board. #1 - #3 are identical.

Updates that have been made:
Keyboard Bushings have been replaced with replacement parts from
Two power supply filter capacitors on power regulator board have been replaced.
Two external inputs for each SEMs have been wired to 3.5mm jack at back of the unit.

Updates done for all four SEMs:
Carbon track circuit board of VCO Frequency potentiometers have been replaced with board from CTS Electronic 450 series potentiometer.
VCO 1 & 2 INIT FREQ and HI-FREQ TRACK trims have been replaced with multi-turn trims.
Two power supply filter capacitors have been replaced.
0.001uF film capacitor in VCO circuits have been replaced with polystyrene film capacitors.

There are initials of previous owner engraved on SEM #4."

Technics SY-1010 SN CA7L28B033

via this auction

"Looks good (have some scratches and erosion), works perfectly. (the keyboard is yellowish )

Pots and switches moves without any cracks or noises. The tune is fine.

Matte finish has degraded in some places, and looks glossy.
Transparent film with Japanese signs can be removed, if you don't like it."

Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer with Original Manual & Bag

via this auction

"I am selling my Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer. Someone gave me this Synth back in my college days (early 80's); the person who gave it to me never really used it. I tried to figure it out but found it a little to cumbersome for me and eventually packed it away. It has been packed safely away for the past 30 years unused during that time.

Recently my son and I got it out and put batteries in it and found that it is still working perfectly - the sound was crystal clear in the headphones. We could not find any problems with the synth at all.

This Synth comes with the manual and the original vinyl carry case, but no power cord."

Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08 SN 1255

via this auction

Dubreq Stylopone S2 Synthesizer SN ZP2D6Q

via this auction

"Stylopone S2 3 Octave Monophonic synthesizer, capable of super fat bass!!"


via this auction

"Here we have a prime example of classic analog goodness. The legendary Roland SH101. This particular example is in near mint condition. EVERYTHING works as it should. There is no dust or dirt anywhere. This baby is CLEAN. Great bass / lead machine. So many hits made with this beast. Has a great sequencer / arpeggiator plus CV I/O. Use it as a sequencer for your other analog CV synths! I doubt you will ever find one in this prime condition. Comes with power supply."

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309

via this auction

"It features a very advanced sequencer and a host of excellent analog and electronic drum and bass synth sounds. The 309 is very intuitive and easy to get started using. Play with the patterns or make your own. All real-time tweaks can be recorded into your sequence for later playback!

Synthesis system: Analog Emulation Synthesis, a combination of samples and modelled subtractive synthesis.
• Polyphony: 17 voices.

• Sound Storage: 128 synth sound memories, 64 memories each for Kick, Snare, Hi-hat, Percussion Set.

• Sequencer: 5-track sequencer, plus Master Track.

• Song & Pattern capacity: 16 Songs (up to 99 steps of up to 64 bars each), 100 User Patterns (up to eight bars per Pattern), 100 ROM Patterns.

• Effects: Reverb, Modulation/Delay, 2-band parametric EQ, Overblast.

• Display: 2-line x 16-character backlit LCD.

• Connections: 2 quarter-inch jacks for L/R stereo out, MIDI In, Out & Thru, quarter-inch footswitch jack."

Oberheim OB-8 SN C35011

via this auction

Beautiful condition near mint OB8 in perfect working order with MIDI. Was owned by a synth tech before me so has been well maintained and looked after."

1976 Roland Strings RS-202 Vintage Synthesizer & Case SN 592205

via this auction

"This classic synth has been fully tested and is in complete working order (sound, keys, switches, lights, and effects!). The RS-202 is fully polyphonic (all 61 keys can play simultaneously) and features a user-controlled delay for the vibrato, and an Ensemble/Chorus effect. The keyboard itself is in good condition, with only cosmetic damage, including scratches/blemishes to the front panel and a dent in one of the keys. The case is heavily worn but still fully functioning and includes an attachable sheet music stand. Damage to the case consists of general scratching and tearing to the exterior panels and metallic edges, in addition to a tear/split on the back panel near the power cable, which has chipped away some of the wood. Please refer to the pictures for greater detail on the condition of the synthesizer."

Ohrwert | DRON+RYTM (Video Excerpt)

Published on Aug 23, 2015 Arjen Schat

"Full session available here:

After many years of making the music that I want to hear, I went back to make the music that I want to express. This music is much, much darker than anything I have released in recent years, though it is deeply rooted in my origins. |"

Electribe 2 | Ambient VI

Published on Aug 22, 2015 r beny

"Sixth ambient jam on the Korg Electribe 2. Live from the Long Ridge Open Space Preserve in California. Was feeling a Deaf Center vibe from this one. All sounds Electribe 2, recorded straight to iPad."

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