MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

dyLAB Live Roland TR-808 & SH-101 on Fnoob Techno Radio

"Its an all analog affair - drums from the Roland TR-808, synths used are the Roland SH101 and two Boss PC-2 Percussion Synths, mixed on a Mackie Onyx 4080 with effects from a host of Boss Micro rack units, a Lexicon MPX-1 and Ensoniq DP4.

The show went out on the 1st of September 10am London time and will be repeated on Thursday 3rd of September at 5am London Time"

Roland SH101 Synthesizer Red w/Mod Grip SN 320945

via this auction

"This synthesizer came to me with a broken power supply and was missing a knob. I got the PS fixed and put a non-matching replacement knob on it. The mod grip looked as if someone had tried to work on it when I bought the keyboard and I don't know if it works. I've never worn it. The synth plays fine and has a clean battery compartment..."

Moog Voyager XL Minimoog

via this auction

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Emerald Hill zone - Original Nintendo Game Boy

Published on Sep 1, 2015 MrCaliforniaD

"The YouTube sound conversion on that one is nothing to compare with the original WAV file, but you get the idea.

Played on a original Nintendo Game Boy using SynthBoy+ via midi."

The Electric Muse - Alessandro Cortini, Todd Barton, & Robert Coburn Coming to Stockton, CA

Update: new poster.

Mark the date!

via University of the Pacific:

"A concert on analog synthesizers featuring Alessandro Cortini from Nine Inch Nails, Buchla Modular Master Todd Barton, and Conservatory composer Robert Coburn.

This concert is a celebration of the opening of the Conservatory's new Analog-Digital Modular Studio, based around a Buchla analog modular synthesis system integrated with a digital system for audio processing and recording. This new facility offers students the opportunity to work with one of the most creative, hybrid technology music systems available today.

Analog modular synthesizers came into being in the late 1960s when Donald Buchla on the west coast and Robert Moog on the east coast developed their systems for composition and performance. Buchla and Moog synthesizers were the ultimate in analog creative systems until they were replaced by the new wave of digital technology. Analog systems experienced a re-birth in the 1990s and early 2000s and now provide unique creative alternatives to computer based systems. Based around the simple concept of voltage control and existing in the real world of knobs, switches, and sliders, analog systems embody a direct physicality in performance that is hard to accomplish with virtual systems."


Published on Sep 1, 2015 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD² /Expander², QPLFO, RCD,VcaMatrix (quadpan)
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Doepfer R2m, A101-2², A118, A133, A134²², A143-9
A151²,A152,A156, A162, A175²²,A185-2, A138abc
Flame Talking Synth Module²
flight of harmony choices
Grendel Formant Filter²
Make Noise Maths²,MDM²,Optomix, QMMG, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Uncle²²,Jag
Moog Taurus 2, MP201
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator²(sp.gibsy),TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400
mackie the mixer²
drums Ultrabeat
vid # 1376

Tentacles Lab 0003 (Octatrack + Analog Keys + PO12)

Published on Aug 31, 2015 Tentacles

"Listen & Share on Spotify & Bandcamp.

Gear used:
-Elektron Octatrack
-Elektron Analog Keys
-Teenage Engineering PO-12
Mastered with Logic with minimum effects.

In this Lab 0003 we experiment with feedback in delay effects.

This is our musical laboratory, a place to cook new compositions, where we experiment with our music toys. Some of them will end in our albums, some not. Time will tell..."

And one more from earlier:

Tentacles Lab 0001 (Elektron Analog Keys+Fender Jazz Bass+EZ Drummer 2)

Published on Jul 31, 2015


"Macbeth VCO > SV Filter > Modcan Dual Delay > Doepfer Spring Reverb"

Oberheim Matrix-12 Track

Published on Sep 1, 2015 gstormelectro

"All audio and video by G-Storm Electro c. 2015

A track put together in multiple takes.
All synth parts - Oberheim Matrix-12 Synthesizer.
Drums - Korg Volca Beats.
Other - Beatstep, Big Sky, Timefactor"

Pittsburgh + SH-101 Synth Track

Published on Sep 1, 2015 gstormelectro

"All audio and video by G-Storm Electro c.2016

A synth track put together in multiple takes.
drums - Korg Volca Beats
bass and intro synth sequence loop - Roland SH-101
all other parts - Pittsburgh Eurorack
also - Korg SQ-1 sequencer, Big Sky, Timefactor"

ROLAND MC-202 Vintage Analog Synthesizer with CV Gate MOD SN 338900

via this auction

"Classic analogue machine. Gorgeous bass, singing leads, liquid portamento, massive sub-bass.

This one had been upgraded with direct CV/Gate inputs which bypass the unit's CPU, thus eliminating the delay and skipping which occurs in standard units. Clean battery compartment, no rot!"

Restored Moog Source Vintage Analog Synth SN 4298

via this auction

"I've recently had Chris Hewitt of go over this unit with a fine toothed comb

New patch memory battery installed/
Crazy Fox fix added and and replaced the 5v regulator.
Fixed internal CV kept climbing due to a bad CD5051 chip, replaced.
Fixed Keyboard scaling. Broken 100 ohm resistor replaced. Also changed the kbd current source 4558 chip in case strained as cheap part
Full set-up
Re-installed the full set of factory patches
Tested sequencer and burn-in test.
Works like a champ.

This is likely the most recently serviced Moog Source on eBay. It's not the prettiest, but it is completely functional and tuned up."

keybdwizrd - Jupiter-50 Prog Rock #1

Published on Sep 1, 2015 Michael Walthius

"Just a basic synth brass patch on the Roland Jupiter-50, but it sounds damn good. :)"

Roland Introduces Limited Edition White JD-Xi

It looks like we'll be able to get your hands on a limited edition white Roland JD-Xi.

The official press release:

"Roland Offers JD-Xi Analog/Digital Crossover Synth in Limited Edition White Color

Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 2015 — Roland is offering a special limited edition version of the popular JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer. Now available in an all-white body while supplies last, the compact JD-Xi keyboard is powerful, versatile and fun. Equipped with 37 mini keys, the JD-Xi features a true analog synth engine along with a wide selection of Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL digital sounds. This affordable instrument also comes packed with many extras for self-contained music creation, including built-in drum kits, a four-track pattern sequencer, and a gooseneck mic for using the synth’s Vocoder and AutoPitch effects.
The JD-Xi has become one of the best selling synthesizers on the market in the U.S. by offering a unique crossover sound engine with the warm, smooth response of classic analog, and the clarity and versatility of modern digital. Players can enjoy fat, warm analog bass and lead tones with ample controls for hands-on tweaking, plus polyphonic PCM essentials like electric piano, brass, guitar, and many others – all in one keyboard.
For more information, visit"

KORG Introducing New Liverpool Edition Professional Arranger with British Flag on It?

Uploaded on Aug 5, 2015 Think Again Productions
Re-Published on Sep 2, 2015 Korg

"An unparalleled musical force; a songwriting duet unlike any other. Lennon & McCartney literally changed the face of music in the 1960’s and well beyond. As the driving creative force behind the world’s most recognizable and commercially successful band, their music still resonates with all of us today, and will continue to inspire musicians and music lovers for decades to come.

For more information, please visit

Wouldn't you love to experience playing these classic songs, or along with them? Now, there's a keyboard that lets you so just that. The KORG Liverpool uses Korg’s Pa Series arranger technology to let you play 64 Styles that accurately portrait 64 of the artists’ well-known songs. Play the original chords and melodies to recreate these timeless recordings, or use your own progressions and arrangements. It’s all up to you. 100 hit songs are also onboard, and you can mute and play along with any part. In addition, a best-of collection of Styles from Korg’s microArranger are included."

Update: video added above.

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Rumor is it was spotted on KORG India's site.

Bastl Instruments Demo Coming to Control NY Friday September 4th

via @ctrl_mod

"This Friday Sept 4th all the way from the Czech Republic @bastlinstrument in-store demo 7-8pm"

KORG Mono Poly SN 370119

via this auction

"Great working condition. Recent service and calibration. Sounds amazing. The cosmetics on the face and keys are good. The wood case is in fair condition and has some normal peeling laminate and wear around the edges. There is a small mark by the mod wheel that didn't show up in the pictures. Overall good condition with some normal wear."

PIN Electronics Ramcur Hornet external control test !

Hornet external control test !

Flickr by Ramcur

Wrong Number by John L Rice

Published on Sep 1, 2015 John L Rice

"A quick drone patch featuring heavy use of a Modcan 73B, Roland RSP-550, and Strymon BigSky."

Solar Powered Modular & Synths in a Tent in the Forest

That's my kind of camping.  :)

Via Phil999 on, translated by Florian Anwander who sent this one in:

"I came back today from the forest and have gained experience with solar and Euroracksystem. Extremely impressive both.

The batteries and solar panels from are just great. With no effort I could run a small modular system, a Windows tablet, and other devices completely independent of the power grid.

The highlight of the batteries is that you can simultaneously charge and deliver. I have to explain this a littlebit: A XXL88 accumulator loads a maximum of 2A / 17V, can therefore absorb only 34W. The large panel provides 112W in ideal conditions. That means you can charge the battery on the one hand and still have (theoretically) at 78W output.

The modules are simply awesome. I can only recommend. The high price is justified, it is definitely worthwhile to save some. I am modular for some time on the road (but with antique equipment), but what has since transported me into a new league. It has turned out that I simply need LPG's. And a complex oscillator. That's the sound that I want. And it'll still be cheaper than with Buchlasystemen. And Shuttle Control makes the whole thing so much easier. Simply create with the editor a couple of presets, then control with an iPhone (Lemur) objects, or of course on the computer in the studio. This extends the capabilities of the system enormously.

Everything is still a bit new to me, although I would be attributed more to the old-timers. There are simply the new developments on the market that will change the thing. So what was a few years ago just is not available.

Here are a few impressions."

Sample Logic Introduces Balinese Gamelan VI

"Sample Logic morphs and mutilates best Balinese gamelan instruments into VI fit for a new world

NEW YORK, USA: award-winning sample library company Sample Logic is proud to announce (upcoming) availability of GAMELAN — the latest in a lengthening line of superlative sample-based virtual instruments powered by Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform, this time morphing and mutilating 25 world-class Balinese gamelan instruments to create a stunning selection of inspirational cinematic-quality atmospheres, melodic instruments, thundering percussive impacts, and twisted loops — as of September 1…

GAMELAN is where world instruments meet hybrid synthesis. Achieving this is easier said than done, though that is exactly what the talented team at Sample Logic has achieved with relative ease… well, with a little help from their friends. Recorded on the celebrated scoring stage at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California, GAMELAN features over 1,700 world-class traditional and morphed gamelan instruments which will surely blow the creative minds of sound designers, composers, musicians, and producers alike. No fewer than 25 instrumental (Grantang, Jegogan, Jublag, Kajar, Kantilan, Kempli, Pemade, Penyacah, Reyong, Suling, Trompong, and Ugal) and percussive (Cedugan Wadon, Cedugan, Ceng Ceng, Gentorag Chime, Gong, Gupekan Wadon, Gupekan, Kempur, Klentong, Krumpungan Wadon, Krumpungan, Rebab, and Vocalese) Balinese instruments were recorded there in 24-bit/88.2kHz, then morphed and mutilated to craft the highly-creative content for GAMELAN.

GAMELAN welcomely weighs in at over 14GB as a result. As such, it features a diverse library of 1,700 KONTAKT PLAYER-compatible patches, perfectly divided into the following categories: 421 ATMOSPHERES (58 BIZARRE, 97 DARK - MYSTERIOUS, 71 ELECTRONIC - EFFECTUAL, 87 MIXED EMOTIONS, 28 STINGERS, and 79 WORLD ORGANIC); 316 INSTRUMENTALS (55 ARPEGGIATED, 104 WORLD ORGANIC, 74 SYNTH, and 82 TRADITIONAL); 332 LOOPS (84 ACTION PACKED, 120 ELECTRONIC - EFFECTUAL, 51 POP HOP, 56 WORLD ORGANIC); 368 PERCUSSIVES (31 ARPEGGIATED, 11 HIT ENSEMBLES, 266 IMPACTS, 17 TRADITIONAL, and 42 TRANSITIONS); and 260 MULTI CORES (34 ATMOSPHERES, 71 INSTRUMENTALS, 53 LOOPS, and 47 PERCUSSIVES). Explore unlimited possibilities within GAMELAN by combining those ATMOSPHERES, INSTRUMENTALS, LOOPS, and PERCUSSIVES within a single, easy-to-use interface. Moreover, mix up to eight ‘Soundsources’ while retaining nuanced control over each sound to create massive ambiences, crushing impacts, complex loops, soaring leads, or even stacked multis with all of the above triggered by a single note! Alternatively, why not simply use one of the thousands of included preset instruments for instant inspiration?

Primal Audio Releases PMS-20 - KORG MS20's Korg-35 Filter Emulation for Propellerhead Reason

PMS-20 Drums demo Published on Aug 31, 2015 Primal Audio

"PMS-20 is an analog-modelled dual high-pass/low-pass filter for Propellerhead Reason. Simulating the characteristic Korg-35 filters from the iconic Korg MS-20 mono synth, PMS-20 brings the aggressive, screaming sound of the original unit to the Reason Rack.


- 6dB/oct self-oscillating high-pass filter
- 12dB/oct self-oscillating low-pass filter
- Topology-preserving, zero-delay feedback loop with 4-X oversampling
- Rage switch for pushing the filter over the edge
- CV inputs for filter cutoff modulation of both filters
- Wet/dry knob for parallel processing

Available in the Propellerhead shop here:

More audio demos:

More info:"

KORG Miku stomp MIDIfied !

Published on Aug 28, 2015 Geeks On Korg

"The funny KORG Miku stomp can be easily MIDIfied : no latency and fully playable with a keyboard. Here is an example of what you can done with."


Phase Locked Loop sequence with Microbrute

Published on Aug 30, 2015 SGE

"Phase Locked Loop (PLL) patch with Microbrute running a sequence into the eurorack modular. Modules used for the PLL are AniModule XXX_OR (as phase comparator), SOB (Low pass filter), LMVCO (2nd VCO), and LogicOgic (clock divider).

Other modules used to shape the timbre are Make Noise FXDF, AniModule Scanner, DDVCA, V9a, Line Amp, and Mengqi DPLPG. Effect is a Roland RE20 delay/reverb.

The end result is a sort of plucked, "koto" type of sound that varies a lot by the notes/octaves played by the Microbrute."

Yamaha MOFX im Test

Published on Sep 1, 2015 KEYBOARDS

"Vor einiger Zeit verpackte Yamaha bei der MOX- und MX-Serie die hochwertige Klangerzeugung seiner professionellen Motif-Workstations in Einsteigerinstrumente mit sehr gutem Preis/Leistungs-Verhältnis. Selbstverständlich mussten die Anwender dafür auf einige Funktionen verzichten. Nun geht dieses Konzept in Form des Yamaha MOXF in die nächste Runde – und das fast ohne Abstriche!"

Modular Meets Leeds: tIB BugBrand Modular Live Rig

Published on Sep 1, 2015 sonicstate

"Modular Meets Leeds: tIB BugBrand Modular Live Rig Techno on the BugBrand Modular"

And from DivKidMusic:

tIB - Modular Meets The Elektrons 2015 Performance

Published on Sep 1, 2015 DivKidMusic

"A banging techno set from tIB on his bug brand system. Sounded massive on the day through the PA system and hopefully does on your own system too. There's a free download of this audio below but tIB has kept his system patched and has recorded a longer set which is available at his band camp below."

MFB Dominion 1 (analogue synthesizer: first impression)

Published on Sep 1, 2015 Sensenwerk

"First test recording with the Dominion 1. Arrived today."

Roland Juno-60 with Little Animal Stickers

via this auction

How many of you have put stickers on your synth? I'll admit I've been guilty in the past... My Z1 has butterflies on it.

X1L3 - circuit bent - synth mod - yamaha DD-6 drum machine with midi

via this auction

See the recent videos on the X1L3 channel.

Modifications and embedded circuitry:

Analogue resonant filter with high pass and low pass bands
Gain, resonance, low pass/high pass toggle and cutoff
A nice warm filter based on the synthacon.
Lot's of resonance and a unique character of it's own.
Violent, squelchy and crunchy when overdriven in this machine.

Digital 'death industrial' delay
Rate, noise, feedback, off/on toggle
This delay variant is based on the formula applied and the output of circuit bent delay pedals which have been sold in the past.
A versatile and if desired aggressive set up that can drift between ambience, echo and all out harsh noise wall and power electronics.

Analogue distortion
Dual mode distortion with diode clipping, filter and gain.

PSU - DC hum suppression circuitry
A regulated psu is now built into the machine.
This gives a stable and quiet power supply to both the drum machine and additional circuitry as well as
providing a quiet output and excellent noise floor.
Input voltage is +12V tip positive running 2 amps.
Please be aware of the amp rating of your adapter. It MUST run 2 amps or above.
Suitable adapters are available at low cost on ebay.

Midi retrofit & Gate output
The drum machine now has midi capability by means of an embedded microcontroller.
The four drum channels can be triggered via a sequencer or daw.
Trigger notes are: C3, C#3, D3, D#3 and F3 for the gate output.

Midi is set to CH16 but if you'd prefer a different channel for convenience i can flash the firmware before shipping for you
and assign it to what ever channel is most convenient for you.
The gate outputs at +5v and can be used to trigger other devices such as adsr's and also drive eurorack sequencers.
One of the videos below demonstrates the gate output driving a sequential circuits pro one sequencer.
The gate isn't locked to a time signature so if driving a sequencer you can advance it however you want.

Master pitch control
Gives a large global pitch range - demonstrated in the demo videos
The pitch has a high and low setting and a coarse and fine control.
The fine control gives you conventional pitching of the drums, the coarse will take them down to vicious noise, droning and glitching.
The drum machine now serves not only as a percussive instrument but a generator of abstract sounds and textures.

4x4 glitch matrix
The glitch matrix disrupts the percussive sounds and warps them into various forms of data crash and glitch.
A very interesting modification on it's own. It takes on a whole new level when the fx chain is applied.

Cnc machined aluminium panel work with red anodize and engraved text and graphics"

Oberheim Prommer vintage eprom burner SN 670384 / T670384

via this auction

OBERHEIM OB12 with Original Box

via this auction

Buchla 296e Spectral Processor

via this auction

"Buchla 296e Spectral Processor (pre BEMI) in excellent condition with very minor wear. Module is fully functional and is running latest firmware (V30.2)"

Oberheim Strummer Perf/x Keyboard to Guitar chord MIDI Converter with Original Box & Manual

via this auction

"Your looking at buying a Rare hard to find used Oberheim Strummer Perf/x Keyboard to Guitar chord MIDI Converter.The unit comes with 2 MIDI Cords,Power Supply and Original Manual and Box.The unit work's great with no issues.The converter listens to the chords played on your MiDi keyboard and plays them back to your Midi sound source just as they would be played from a guitar.The sound is like a realistic guitar.

Elektron Sid Station

via this auction

"The Elektron SidStation is a musical synthesizer sound module, built around the MOS Technology SID mixed-mode synthesizer chip originally used in the Commodore 64 home computer. It was produced by the Swedish synthesizer company Elektron, and was introduced in 1999. As the SID chip had not been manufactured for years, Elektron allegedly bought up nearly all the remaining stock. This is an original Elektron Sid Station in great working condition."

Ensoniq Fizmo Rack

via this auction

"Very Rare Ensoniq Fizo Rack! These units are extremely hard to find. This unit belonged to a former employee who bought the unit as the company was closing. It was the first unit made and was the production test unit. The Fizmo was ahead of it's time with very original analog modeling sounds plus a mic in feature for vocoder effects."

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth Special - WaveTable Synthesizer

Published on Sep 1, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This week a roundup of my favourite WaveTable Synthesizer on IOS."

Korg MS-10 + ER-1 + KaossPad + Oberkorn = Where did you put the river?

Published on Sep 1, 2015 n3bsvid

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Random little semi-improvised jam with some words.

Korg MS-10
Korg Electribe ER-1
Korg KaossPad
Analogue Solutions Oberkorn MK3

ValhallaDSP VintageVerb
Ableton stock plugins for 'mastering'"

JDXA Yaz Noodling

Published on Sep 1, 2015 bitleyTM

"A little more JD-XA 'noodling' from me; this time I'd like to show you just 10 minutes worth of patch tweaking inspired by Yazoo's classic Walk Away From Love."

Roland JD-XAs on eBay

a monophonic tune

Published on Sep 1, 2015 millolab

"a simple patch on the Microbrute. A pulse LFO on pitch and filter, some delay and shimmer. Sorry for my bad playing. It's hard to be on the bit with an LFO... Hihat is from the Machinedrum.
Hope you enjoy it!"

Stick to the Point! E-MU SP1200 by The Daydream Sound

Published on Sep 1, 2015 TheDaydreamSound

"Keep it simple and stick to the point and the vibe will present itself. This is my SP1200 week

Visit: and pick up a copy of my albums, The Daydream Sound I, II, III & Apparel Sketches for Him & Her and the latest release Gold Revelation!"

Sequential Prophet-6, Short Impromptu 4-6-6. 70's style(Todd Rundgren)

Published on Sep 1, 2015 Bob Gomez

"In this video I play a short improvised tune reminiscent of the 70's, (Todd Rundgren)on the Prophet-6 Analog Synthesizer. I use unaltered factory Preset 466. Play, have fun. Recorded 8-31-15."

Yeti another abmonable DSI Evolver sequence

Published on Sep 1, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

Prophet-6 Synthesizer, Tweaking 366 with the Sequencer running.

Published on Aug 31, 2015 Bob Gomez

"In this video I had the camera setup & turned it on about half way thru my tweak session of Preset 366 on the Sequential Prophet-6 Synthesizer. Therefore 366 is already altered at the start of this video. Mostly I focused on the Aftertouch & LFO sections."


Published on Aug 31, 2015 HOX808

"Analogue bass drum voice with a wide adjustment range of the two-drum oscillators. Dynamic trigger input with depth control. 6HP, Eurorack Module. Created by HOX808, Berlin Germany."

I created a new HOX808 label for these moving forward. A search on HOX808 on the top right of the site will bring up previous posts.

Playing Synths While Driving - Kwes and the Moog app

Published on Mar 29, 2012 102TDOG

"Kwes and I were in a taxi at SXSW when the driver decided to demonstrate his Moog app as we sat in traffic.."

What would you say to the officer that pulled you over?

You could play some wobble bass or synth zaps.  "Sorry officer, just getting my synth on!"

iTunes: Animoog - Moog Music Inc.

Broken Dreams (Roland Aira Modular Vid 2)

Published on Sep 1, 2015 Benjamin Kinsman

"Scooper: 4 bar drum loop recorded into the buffer w/cv's (2 channels Make Noise Maths each modulated by the other) into scatter depth and scatter type, sine wave lfo into filter cv also with hand manipulation (duh..)
Demora: Teenage Engineering OP1 keys and melody into Make Noise Phonogene (broken echo mode) then in the Demora w/sync coming from the grain out of the phono, sparse pluck coming from Mutable instruments braids fed in too."

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