MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

"Flagless" - theme with Synthesizers com modular synth

Published on Aug 30, 2015 SynthMania

"Why I love my dotcom."

Roland CMU-800 CompuMusic with Apple II Interface Card

via this auction

Note this does require an Apple II and software to run. You don't see pics of the card often.

See this post and this post for a couple of video overviews of the CMU-800. A search will bring up previous posts.

"Up for sale is a very rare Roland CMU-800 CompuMusic vintage analog synthesizer/sequencer module. Additionally it has 8 cv/gate outs for controlling other gear that supports this feature.

The unit powers on and the LED lights up, but that is all as far as the testing goes as I don't have the needed gear to test. So I am selling this AS IS.

It also comes with an Apple II interface card -- no software though. (Everything you get is in the two photos).

If you search the net there is a way of making or buying a MIDI interface for this. One is available for around $75 from, which is based on an atMega168 using schematics and c code another Japanese fellow developed. I'll include on a DVD-ROM this set of files. -- in case you want to implement your own using the schematics, printed circut board image file and the c code.

I read that with the MIDI interface you can trigger all 8 channels of the cv/gate -- for compatible gear. Channel 8 has a nice portamento effect."

HARTMANN NEURON Synthesizer in prestine condition

via this auction

" This Hartmann Neuron Synthesizer is in pristine condition, looks brand new.
Comes from a NON-SMOKING studio.

It has been recently professionally checked and everything works as it should.
Comes with:

1 Power cable.
2 Extra joysticks. (one is non working)
1 Belkin USB-Ethernet adapter needed to transfer your models.
1 Super usefull safety Backup Hard Drive. Gives your Hartmann Neuron a second life if something happen with the installed one.
1 Original Manual.
Lots of usefull printed documents containing technical information for how to/repairs, support, how to create and transfer your models, etc.
1 burned CD with lot's of Hartmann Neuron related stuff. Software, PDFs Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc. EVERYTHING YOU NEED! Saves you lots of time searching the web."

Access Virus Indigo Synthesizer

via this auction

Pittsburgh Modular - Foundation 3.1+ modular synthesizer

via this auction

Furious Microtemporal Programmer / Sequencer

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Gerald Stevens

"Video showing the basic features of my touch keyboard, ribbon, and joystick controlled analog microtemporal programmer sequencer. It is a little complicated! Lots of Ken Stone CGS boards insides, with a hacked Arduino / Narbotic Midivox MIDI clock.
The microtemporal side (continuously variable note lengths) functions by comparing any analog waveform (a rising sawtooth for the easiest to understand) with 16 stacked, variable width (each knob in the bottom row) windowed comparators. The other useful custom feature is the four gated (i.e. "strobed") LM311 comparators that allow note by note muting across all four sequencer tracks. Really simple (just turn the knob to zero) to implement - probably has been done, but I haven't seen this before."

RITM2 Repair, CV and Gate mod DEMO

Published on Aug 30, 2015 littlem4tt

"I have had this amazing little synth sat under the bed for around 6 years. I used to think it was meant to take 45 mins to warm up lol.

I also wanted add cv and gate to use with eurorack and I found this awesome mod from

All synth sounds in this video are from the RITM2, live drums by Dave Knight"

severence // synchrodyne resonestor patch

Published on Aug 30, 2015 severence

"// experiments with the wmd synchrodyne and the resonestor mode within clouds parasite, an alternative firmware for mutable instruments clouds

// modules used in this patch

addac802 quintet mixing console
abstract data logic boss
alm pamela's workout
evaton technologies rf nomad
make noise dual prismatic oscillator
make noise mmg
make noise rené
modcan quad lfo
mutable instruments clouds
nonlinearcircuits super sloth
schippmann vcf-02
steady state fate positronic transient gate
steady state fate propagate
steady state fate ultra-random analog
toppobrillo quantimator
wmd sequential switch matrix
wmd sequential switch matrix expand
wmd synchrodyne
wmd synchrodyne expand
wmd/ssf spo"

Doepfer A152 analog shift register'

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Ebotronix

Doepfer A152 analog shift register²

Published on Aug 30, 2015

eight channel analog shift register
4ms Peg, QCD² /Expander²,RCD
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Cyndustries ZerOscillator
Doepfer R2m, A101-2², A118, A133, A134²², A143-9
A151²,A152,A156, A162, A175²²,A185-2, A138abc
flight of harmony choices
Make Noise Maths²,MDM²,Optomix, QMMG, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Uncle²²,Jag
Moog Taurus 2, MP201
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator²(aeolian),TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, PCM 80 / 90
Line 6 Echopro, TC M3000
mackie the mixer²
drums Clavia D Drums 4se
vid # 1375

DSI Evolver sequence

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Simple DSI fun"

DSI Evolvers on eBay

Respectably Insane - Dave Smith Instruments - Sequential Prophet 6

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Paul Johnson

"The weird and wonderful world of the beautiful Prophet 6. Arpeggiated patch at very slow intervals and bpm with the occasional knob-twiddle for good measure. Recorded live in 1 take and the only effects are a touch of built-in chorus and BBD. Video shot separately just after the audio had been recorded, then spliced together."

Christiane Dehmer live @ Koenigsallee

Published on Aug 26, 2015 Christiane Dehmer

Clavia Nord Wave & DSI Evolver played with a Keith Mc-Millen 12-step foot pedal.

"Christiane Dehmer (piano, synth, kalimba, vocals): live on April 18th at Koenigsallee, Guentersleben, Germany. Excerpts from LONGING-Release-Concert: Raining Grace - Guardian - Who Am I - Longing - When Tears Dry Up - Resurrection. Enjoy listening!
All music composed, arranged and played by Christiane Dehmer.
Light: Joachim König, Music Recording: Alex Klebl, Music Mix: Matthias Dehmer.
© 2015 Creative Heart Music
Album „Longing“ available on CD, amazon or itunes:"

Christiane Dehmer has previously been featured on MATRIXSYNTH here and here.

New Q167 LFO++ Low Frequency Oscillator


"Preliminary information
This is a Pre-Order Project.
Technical details may change as the design progresses.

The Q167 LFO++ is a Low Frequency Oscillator and universal modulator with a wide range of interesting features. This functionally-dense module creates complex modulation with a variety of common and unusual waveforms. The built-in envelope generator produces spring-like decays for both frequency and amplitude - increasing or decreasing.
Direct patch points for both frequency and amplitude make it easy to control modulation with a wheel, expression block, keyboard pressure or a sequencer.

The envelope generator provides control over sustain time to produce delayed modulation, a partial section of a waveform, or a burst of waves including pulses useful for programming sequencers and creating multiple gates.
The unique waveform control section starts with simple familiar waves and curves them into waves you haven't heard before.

The Q167 can also act like an audio oscillator with 1V/Octave response, amplitude control, and harmonically rich waveforms.

Cross patch two Q167 modules together for mind-bending FM and AM sounds.
The Q167 makes patching modulation from controllers and within a system much easier. The same functionality would require 3 or 4 modules in a typical system - VCO, EG, VCA, Signal Processor, and multiple patch cables.
$222.00 USD"

This one in via Atomic Shadow.

Oto Machines BIM Freeze Beat Repeat trick.

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Virtual Flannel

Circuit Bent Casio SK-1 - Plasma ball in/Video out by Psychiceyeclix

Published on Aug 30, 2015 psychiceyeclix

"Circuit Bent Casio SK-1 with Plasma ball input, Video out & midi in (not used in vid). Plasma ball is connected to across pitch but also travels across body down switches!!"

psychiceyeclix on eBay

Electric Circuits - Live at Radio RaBe

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Zeropage

"Zeropage Live Performance at Radio RaBe, Bern, Switzerland, 28.08.2015"

Follow-up to this post.

A few Yamaha EX5R performances

Published on Aug 30, 2015 SynthMania

"Demo of a few Performance patches from the Yamaha EX5R, the rackmount version of the EX5. Produced in 1998, the EX line (which also included the slimmed down version EX7) offered different synthesis methods, including AWM (sample-based), AN (virtual analog), and the interesting FDSP. (Controller keyboard: Roland W-30)"

Agent Hill with a Korg MS20

Cobie Smulders. Agent Hill in The Avengers.

This one in via Atomic Shadow after seeing this post.

Roland MPG-80 Controller for MKS-80

via this auction

Синтезатор Ритм-2

Published on Aug 30, 2015 sergioavia

"Советский одногенераторный прототип Муга Продиджи.
В этом видео показаны некоторые моменты, связанные с внешним управлением синтезатором .( VCA, фильтр, внешний аудиовход).Как он работает по миди и пр. - видео будет в самом ближайшем будущем."


"Prototype Soviet odnogeneratorny Moog Prodigy.
This video shows some of the points associated with external control a synthesizer. (VCA, filter, external audio input) Referring he works on MIDI and so on. - The video will be in the near future."

Soviet RITM-2 vintage analog synth demo.

The Official Swedish Synthpop/Electronica Soft Drink

The Real Parakeet - Cockta Haze (Official Cockta teaser)

Published on Aug 30, 2015 triumphthruxton

"The Real Parakeet - Cockta Haze, tribute video made by Tonefloat to celebrate Cockta as the official Swedish synthpop/electronica soft drink"

What the?...

Vintage Computer analog synth commodore 64 sx64 SID chiptune

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Redmartian

"SX64 with two SID chips analog synth"

ARP / Rhodes Chroma Composition : "Night of Colors"

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Synthesizer Style

"A multi-track coposition utilizing my Rhodes (ARP) Chroma. I call the resulting song 'Night of Colors.' I love my Rhodes Chroma!"

Passive "LPG like" module, VCA vactrol doubled

Published on Aug 30, 2015 DavidH

"just a demo for cascading the VCAs, acid vactrol !"

Mystery KORG MS20 Synth Chick

Great shot.

Anyone know who this is and when?

via tumblr (NSFW warning if you track back to the root tumblr feed).

This one in via electraumatisme.

Update: looks like we have an answer in the comments. I'll leave it out of the post for now for those who want to guess.

Nord Lead 4

via this auction

AKAI AX80 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Teisco 60f Mono Synth

via this auction

"Recently serviced and had new wooden cheeks fitted.
2 of the keys are newer than the ones on the synth(they look brighter)
I have included 3 spare keys incase you want to change them as i intended to fit them so there was no colour clash.

All working as it should..Great little mono synth."

Clef B30 Microsynth

via this auction

"Very rare vintage monosynth in need of restoration.
I believe it is a kit synthesiser dating from the late 1970s/early 1980s
Sold as seen. I have had sound out of both oscillators and the noise generator but it is beyond my expertise to control it in any useful way. Not convinced all the keys work. Volume pot is crackly and sound can surge in and out. Very fat sound though.. Would suit synth enthusiast looking for restoration/ modification project. Or sound designer looking for unruly, unearthly rumblings...

Also, I just found this website with lots of useful info about this synth"

ACE TONE FR-2L Rhythm Ace Vintage Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

• Fully Functional
• Custom Aluminum Volume Stop
• Face is in Excellent Condition
• Pure White Buttons
• Wood Veneer is in Fair Condition
• Bottom Corrosion
• Missing Top Music Bracket
• Missing Power Cord Grommet
• Missing Back Lable"

Rhythm Ace FR-6 SN 0020062

via this auction

"Ace FR-6 Rhythm Ace Pre Roland Vintage Drum Machine"

Vintage Korg Mini Pops 35 SN 770383

via this auction

"Korg Mini Pops 35, Automatic Rhythm Instrument, Drum Machine, Vintage Unit
Made in Japan
Cymbal knob is missing the pointer (Photo #3).
Tempo knob has markings (Photo #2).
Some of the corners are dented.
Variation Beat A has no bass drum or cymbal sound. Snare sounds in Beat A. All other Variation sounds contain bass, snare and cymbal.
Other than what is stated above, the Unit is Tested and Functions Well."

Vintage KORG KEIO Mini Pops 5 Rhythm Drum Machine SN 721748

via this auction

"This is a fully functioning Mini pops 5 Rhythm Drum Machine in excellent cosmetic and working condition. It comes with the original power cord as well as the original output cord. I purchased an RCA to 1/4" adapter, so the unit can easily be played through any standard amplifier! This unit is from the late 60's/Early 70's, and is an amazingly flexible drum machine that allows you to dial in a huge array of rhythms and beats while being able to tweak the speed, volume and tone. In the "Fox-Swing" and "Young-Beat" settings, you are able to tweak the sound to add or delete specific instrumentation from the rhythm. The chrome bar on the face of the unit is tapped by the user to start and stop the unit. There is also a built-in metronome that you can engage to play along with the beat/rhythm. Again, this unit is tested and fully functioning and is ready-to-play upon arrival. The shape of the unit is such that it allows it to be attached to any organ/shelf or table top securely by a set screw in the center, although it doesn't need to be. The unit sits flush when not attached to a level surface as well."

Mini Pops Vintage Rhythm Effects Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"A fun sounding Mini Pops Rhythm machine with original instructions manual.

Look at those Kool settings! This unit was attached to a Hammond organ.

Priced right!

14x12x9", 8 lbs."


via this auction

Anyone confirm or deny the comment in the following description regarding later production models?

"This Auction for best sounding Polivoks version - manufactured in 80's at Kachkanar by Formanta factory. This exe was made in march 1987 serial N. 043 Last years production exemplars from 89-92 don`t have that superb fatty and agressive sound & more like plastic type of sound. so if you get ocasion to chek different Polivoks editions-you can hear it ! The synth in absolutely working & excellent visual condition - after professional service . All dead electrolytes were changed on good quality new, potentiometers and switches were cleaned&oiled before this auction .This Polivoks with White Keys & With a signs of use!Also note - Big Pots Knobs ( is not original ) was missed - & change to cheakenhaed style."

ROLAND TR-808 w/ MIDI SN 010733

via this auction

ROLAND SH-3A Analogue Synthesiser

via this auction

"Here is a vintage analogue systhesiser with simple system as 1 VCO. but 5 sliders can be edit the oscilater like Organ's draw bars. You can make short phrase and heavy thick bass sound by easy operating. All functions are working great. A paper to manual included. Its better to use solo play indeed. Every functions are working perfect. and the cosmetics are pretty fine too."

U-Resista: The Psychonaut's Journey/ Roland SH101 infinity

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Daniel .J. Gonzales

"Watch this if you're high!

Main Ingredient:
Roland SH- 101
MaM ADX-1 Analog Drums
Sequential Six trak Pads
Ensoniq DP/4 Reverb FX...

Music & Video by Daniel J Gonzales"

The Oddest Synth Stands Ever?

flickr by PROCortez77_fr

I have no idea what I'm looking at.


Published on Aug 30, 2015 Cortez77fr

"Minibrutes musical box. Kinetic sculpture."

Basically music box players for the Arturia Minibrute.

Hordijk Modular starts quacking but is spoilt by annoying Brazilian nieghbour

Hordijk Modular starts quacking but is spoilt by annoying Brazilian nieghbour from richard scott on Vimeo.

"Hordijk Modular starts quacking but is spoilt by annoying Brazilian nieghbour"

Thought this was pretty funny.   How many of you have had this happen to you?  I remember years ago drunkenly playing my Matrix-6 like I was the phantom of the opera. After about twenty minutes of it my roommate couldn't take it any more.  She popped out of bed, hair all disheveled and at the top of her lungs, yelled at me to please stop!  She was trying to sleep while I wailed away a slurry of rubbish on the Matrix-6 in the adjacent room.

Serge Modular meets Hordijk meets Plan B

Serge Modular meets Hordijk meets Plan B from richard scott on Vimeo.

"Connecting it all up for the first time. I always wanted to replace the VCOs in my system with Hordijk and Buchla 258 style oscillators, and now I have"

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet '08: Improvisation LIII

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Sacred Synthesis

"Although the sound used in this improvisation resembles a few others I've recently used, it's actually an entirely new patch. I've been trying to design more natural/acoustic type sounds, and this is the latest example. I would put it in the string quartet-chamber orchestra-reed organ category.

DSI Prophet '08 Keyboard
DSI Prophet '08 Module
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L

Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to CD

All music on this channel is the property of Sacred Synthesis."

Live Modular Synthesizer + REON Driftbox (@obrienmedia) "Haven Deux"

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Patrick OBrien

"This is the live studio version of the modular synthesizer set I put together for the Analogue Haven event in Santa Monica, CA on August 28, 2015.

All sounds were from my 12U eurorack Modular Synthesizer and the new REON Driftbox-R Limited from Roland.


- The intro was played on the REON Driftbox-R which was released in July 2015. You can see two of my demos of that little synth here:

- The drums are all Hexinverter's Mutant Bassdrum, Mutant HiHats, Mutant Clap and Noise Engineering's Basimilus Iteritas.

- I played Music Thing's Mikrophonie with my thumb during the song transition with the sounds coming from Braids.

- Sequencing is done by Intellijel's Metropolis, Kilpatrick Audio's K4815, and the Make Noise Pressure Points via Brains.

- The vocal samples near the end is from one of those secret Easter eggs on Mutable Instruments Peaks.

- The case is from Monorocket.

- The T-shirt is in support of my fellow modular synthesist Shiro Fujioka, known as VoltageCtrlr on Instagram. Check out his captivating music, too:

No computers were used in this piece. All modular synths."


Published on Aug 30, 2015 Unun Septium

"Happy Birthday, Billy! Just 'cause you get old doesn't mean you stop being weird."

Modbox Looping Class III

Published on Aug 30, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"Always fun to break away from my main setup and focus in on my Modbox for some fun loops. I've also just created a separate playlist for all of my Modbox sessions."

Mellow Sunday morning

Published on Aug 30, 2015 ISOTROPOSPHERE

"Just fooling around with my Korg products.

Saw a video which inspired me to try out live looping capabilities with the KP3 kaoss pad and it works pretty well.

Kind of unfortunate that the KP3 adjusts the pitch of your sample / loop when adjusting the tempo BPM manually or via midi.

The main selection knob on my Electribe ES-1 is also not tracking well and sometimes jumps backwards quite a bit when rotating for patch selection. Bummer.

Anyone else had these abnormalities? Was the individual loop volume for the KP3 a firmware upgrade?

Thanks and have a nice day..."

Buchla 200 - Video #3

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Hathor Menat

"Buchla 200 - Video #3
One the first patch using the freshly arrived 262v into my system. Already in love with this oscillator. Thanks Don & Mark for this one !"


Published on Aug 30, 2015 Christophe Duquesne

"Continuum Aalto Connected with MIDI MPE"

Hrtl - Komodor Miami

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Leoš Hort

"Live recording with eurorack, Commodore64, Analog Rytm and Yamaha RX5. Eurorack is being used for filtering and modulating looped Casio SA35 sounds.
Video sometimes out of sync, sorry about that. Thanks to Rambo for recording a video.
Enjoy the track!"

Buchla 245 - Fire up

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Hathor Menat

"First try on my freshly built Buchla 245 clone.
Nothing really fancy, just a few raw functions check."

4ms Modular Spectral Multiband Resonator & Dual Looping Delay Demo by Dan Green at TFoM 2015

Published on Aug 30, 2015 ED電音頻道 E.D.Music Channel

"Copyright: E.D.Music Co.
Special thanks: Dan Green, Gary Hall, Dave Skipper, Kenichi Hata"

Playing with Epoch Modular Benjolin

Published on Aug 30, 2015 AudioCentralMagazine

"Epoch Modular has revamped the original Benjolin circuit conceived by Rob Hordjik in the Eighties. A great havocking module for a different approach at sound sculpting. On this video, Benjolin out goes straight into MakeNoise ErbeVerb, for a slight touch of aural pleasure."

Fiddling with Epoch Modular Benjolin

Published on Aug 30, 2015

"Exploring quickly the sonic capabilities of Benjolin euro rack; reverb courtesy of Make Noise ErbeVerb, distorted kick drum from LEPLOOP Cassa euro rack module."

Miles Cosmo // Wet Brain Live Pt 1

Published on Aug 30, 2015 Miles Cosmo

"Part 1 of a performance of my live set for the album Wet Brain

Wet Brain is available for purchase/streaming here:

I use an Elektron Octatrack and Analog 4, and a Korg Kaoss Pad for my live performances"

X1L3 - circuit bent yamaha DD-7 - evolving midi glitch

Published on Aug 30, 2015 manufacturedZ3R0 .

"Starting with a simple pattern of clean drums, sequenced via midi, the sequence builds over the duration of the track as does the abuse it's subjected to."

DIY Buchla 200 218-18 System Testing

Published on Aug 30, 2015 djangosfire

"Sneak peek of a system I've been building. Sci-fi dissonance audio candy. More work to go, but really enjoying the process.... and the tones!!

Thank you,
- Djangosfire"

Atheus on Korg MS-20 + Volca beat: improvisation.

Published on Aug 29, 2015 darkpoem9

"One shot recording with effex."

Sequential Prophet-6, 3-6-9, fun with Preset 369 ,congrats Tesla

Published on Aug 29, 2015 Bob Gomez

"Musical Improvisation which I call 3-6-9 with reference to Nicola Tesla, & some gorgeous tone from Preset 369. This is my edited version of the Preset with a tweak to the Aftertouch near the end. Congratulations Tesla Motors, excels in Consumer Reports."

SQ-1 MoogLPSound0830

Published on Aug 29, 2015 ryouichi harada

Arturia iMini, iSEM and iProphet on Sale

For those interested Arturia's iMini, iSEM and iProphet are all on sale for $4.99 a piece:

iMini Synthesizer - Arturia
Arturia iSEM - Arturia
iProphet - Arturia

Full blown synths for $5.

1986 German CASIO CZ-1000 / SZ-1 Ad


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