MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Alpha Editor Promo Video

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Lachlan Mooney

iTunes: Alpha Editor - Lachlan Mooney

Details captured in this earlier post.

ARP 2600 Synthesizer, Model 2601 with 3620 Keyboard SN 0113

via this auction

"ARP 2600 (model 2601) and 3620 Keyboard with matching serial numbers (0113) This 2600 has the 4012 "Moog" filter. All graphics are perfect, all controls are operational and the synth sounds fat and fantastic. Included with this synth are bound copies of the original Owner's Manual (essential!!) and the original 100 page 2600 Patch Book, 4 patch cords and an 8' long 1/8" - 1/4" phone plug stereo cable for connection to a mixer or an amp."

Vintage Suzuki RARE Synthesizer Model SX-500

via this auction

Note the "To Omnichord" sticker someone put on the back. It's just the MIDI port and it was clearly a user of the synth and not Suzuki that put the label, but it does make you reflect as to whether or not Suzuki might have seen it as an expander of sorts for their Omnichord. This was essentially a Suzuki branded Siel EX80 and KORG EX-800, but note the front panel lacks the programming matrix in exchange for a list of presets.

Korg MS-20 mini analog synthesizer - Forgotten Sounds with Yamaha Electone BK-20

Korg MS-20 mini analog synthesizer - Forgotten Sounds Part 2

Published on Sep 3, 2015

"Rhythm and bass comes from simple home organ Yamaha Electone BK-20 1973"

RELAXING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - Korg MS-20 mini analog synthes izer Music - Forgotten Sounds

Published on Aug 28, 2015 Kaj Roger Willumsen

"Synthesizer music with including Korg MS-20 mini analog synthesizer."

Erica Synths WOGGLEBUG DIY overview

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Erica Synths

Ace Hotel x Moog Sound Lab // David Colohan

Published on Aug 31, 2015 Dummy Mag

"It has been ten years since the passing of musical innovator Dr. Robert Moog, and to celebrate his legacy Moog Music Inc. have loaned a super-stocked studio of Moog instruments to Shoreditch's Ace Hotel, backed up with aural muscle from Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond speakers.

Several selected artists will be spending four days (and nights) with the equipment concluding with a live performance in the Ace's basement space, Miranda.

First up is World Unknown's unconventional party planner and multi-tasking musician Andy Blake.

Watch the series unfold with Dummy.

More on David Colohan:
More on the Ace Hotel x Moog Soundlab:

Video by Stephen Roe:"

First session with Yamaha reface CS

Published on Sep 3, 2015 APP SOUND

"I've created new sounds with the Yamaha reface CS, a virtual analog synth. Find this presets soon @ Soundmondo ... more to come ..."

EMW - VCF SYN12 (remodeled)

Published on Sep 3, 2015 EMW Brazil

"We completely remodeled our Steiner-Parker Synthacon VCF. We work hard to get a very stable, noise-free and beautiful sounding filter."

When Robots Started Dreaming by Atomic Shadow

When Robots Started Dreaming by atomicshadow

"This is the third piece from a live performance at KnobCon, September of 2014. It is an abridged version of When Robots Started dreaming from the album City Of Chrome And Glass on Auricular Records. The live performance rig includes EMW-200 synthesizer, test oscillators, effects units and SP404 (subbing for tape machines). The main background element of the composition began as a live recording of open faced control relays in an elevator control room. This recording was manipulated, and abused with various effects."

Brix System by Love Hultén - Giant Wooden Lego Synth & More

Published on Apr 28, 2015 Love Hultén

"Brix System; a collection of functional, hand crafted life-sized LEGO bricks, custom made from wood."

"This conceptual collection consists of eight scale 6:1 versions of classic Lego bricks, each fully functional in one way or the other.

'Like most people, I was raised by Lego. For this project, I chose to work with a set of decorated bricks from the iconic 79-87 'Legoland Space' line, mainly because of nostalgic reasons. These were bricks that would trigger my imagination as a kid. 25 years later, and they still trigger'

Size for a 4x4 brick is 20x20cm, that is scale 6:1

For more info, visit"

Brix System part 2 - Additional music machines

New Alpha Editor - Roland Alpha Jono Series Editor for iPad

iTunes: Alpha Editor - Lachlan Mooney

Update: video posted here.

"Alpha Editor is an editor and patch library app for the Roland Alpha Juno synthesiser family. It provides direct access to all of the Alpha Juno’s patch parameters through a clear and reactive touch based interface.

Alpha Editor is a MIDI based app; it uses MIDI to communicate with your Alpha Juno. In order to do so, it requires a coreMIDI compatible adaptor or a connection to a Mac or PC that provides MIDI capabilities.

Alpha Editor is compatible with the Roland Alpha Juno 1 & 2, MKS-50 and HS-80. It is intended to only be used in conjunction with one of these synthesisers: it does not double as a generic MIDI controller and it does not produce any sound by itself.


Create, edit, manage and save Alpha Juno patches on your iPad
Organise your patches into banks
Load patches from the Alpha Editor to your Alpha Juno
Load the current patch from your Alpha Juno to the Alpha Editor
Create random patches
Ships with 5 banks (320 patches) of presets"

Arturia Microbrute Patch : OMD - Messages. How to? Step sequencer tutorial

Published on Sep 3, 2015 PanzerLyu

"Very simple instructions and patch to get the sound of great 80s song "Messages" by Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark. Just one note!

Arturia Microbrute
Korg Volca Beats
Akai Miniak
Boss RC-505 (master clock)"

Yamaha CS50 vintage analog synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha CS80 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"A Yamaha CS80 Analog Synthesizer in working condition. I had it diagnosed in July by the renowned Analogue Lab in Long Island City, New York. There's 1 dead voice (of 8) on bank one and 3 dead voices (of 8) on bank 2. The pitch bend ribbon needs to be repaired and all controls need to be cleaned. It could also use a full calibration/tuning to factory spec. Please see the photos. If you need it shipped, I can work with your shipping or freight company or deliver it myself to NY, NJ, or CT. Weighs about 240 pounds and has 4 wheels on the bottom. The electronics are under the control panel. When you lift up the panel, the long support screws to hold it up are missing. Thank you, Matt"

Access Virus TI Keyboard Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Waldorf White Blofeld

via this auction

Some super nice pics of the Blofeld desktop. The auctions lists it as an analog synth but we all know our synths here. For those that don't the Blofeld is a digital wavetable & virtual analog synth.

Kawai K5000s Synthesizer

via this auction

"Engine 40106" – Live modular techno (CB's DIY Modular Synthesizer)

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Chris Beckstrom

"High quality audio available here:

I recently built a drum module and repaired a noise module, which inspired me to make some analog techno. I started this project on a whim and never thought I'd get this far! It's time to make some music with the collection of modules I've built.

Performed live (no edits) on my homemade modular synthesizer.

Recorded through an old analog mixer (with a splash of spring reverb) into Ableton Live.

More about this project here:

and here:

The bass drum circuit and CMOS noise generator circuit (the two main sounds in this track) are more or less straight out of Elliot Williams' Logic Noise series on Check it out here:"

Infinity "A5000S" Expansion (PRE 03) - Virtual Kawai K5000S?

Published on Sep 3, 2015 IrishActs

"A short demo of the A5000S expansion PRE03 for Infinity."

Not finding much information on their site for this one aside from the following. Anyone know if this is a full blown synth engine or just a sample pack? The UI is clearly the K5000S and the name alludes to it.  The sound is definitely digital.  The original K5000S was a digital additive and PCM based synth.

"Infinity v2.0

Improved disk streaming.
Improved Audio Engine.
Super low CPU usage.
Fixed a rare timing issue that under certain conditions caused random clicks in loop points on certain systems.
ASIO4ALL optimisations.
It is strongly recommended that all users of Infinity upgrade to the latest version in order to benefit from the improvements. To install, simply overwrite your existing installation of Infinity with the new version.

Over writing your old version of Infinity will not overwrite your installed libraries. They will be instantly available in the new version of Infinity when you launch it, and you will instantly benefit from the upgrade without the need to make any changes."

NEW iElectribe for iPhone ! A - First Look Review

Published on Sep 3, 2015 VJ FRANZ K

iTunes: KORG iELECTRIBE for iPhone - KORG INC.

"Phone In Your Beatmaking! A remade iElectribe arrives for your iPhone, so you're ready to play anytime, anywhere.
This was just announced, this is my 'First Look' review. Lots more soon, stay tuned!
Note: Please listen with headphones, iElectribe beats have a lot of bass you can't hear on smaller speakers! This is a direct 'Line In' recording.
Yes, I realize the voice was recorded too loud, the next video will be better."

4ever (Drum and Bass Prototype)

Published on Sep 2, 2015 DJ Galactic

"4ever (Drum and Bass Prototype) live DnB Prototype by DJ Galactic with Korg EMX"

Doepfer Announces A168-1 PW/PWM-Generator Eurorack Module

via PatchPierre.Net:

"Module A-168-1 is a pulsewidth modulation generator (PWM Module).
It derives a rectangle signal with adjustable pulsewidth from an external triangle, sawtooth or sine wave.
The external signal can be an LFO, VCO or any other signal with falling/rising slopes (e.g. ADSR). In addition the pulsewidth can be modulated by a CV signal (e.g. LFO or ADSR).
The typical application is the generation of a rectangle signal with PWM from VCOs or LFOs which do not yet have this feature (e.g. A-110-4, A-145, A-147-2, A-143-4, A-143-9).

The module is equipped with these controls and in/output:
- Manual PW control (PW)
- PWM CV Input with attenuator (PWM)
- Signal input (In)
- Output with LED control (Out)
- Inverted Output with LED control (/Out)
- Internal trimming potentiometer for PW (is adjusted for symmetrical 50:50 rectangle when the manual PW control is at center position)
- Internal trimming potentiometer for PWM range (is adjusted so that the manual PW control covers the full PW range 0 ... 100%)
- The trimming potentiometers are required to adjust the module for best operation for signals with different DC offsets (e.g. unipolar/bipolar signals) and different signal levels.
Normally the module is assigned to another module because the trimming potentiometer have to be readjusted when the input signal changes (unless the signals have nearly the same DC offset and level)

(planned for November 2015, price ~ Euro 50.00, price and release date are still without obligation)"

F5D - Roland JD-XA Take 1

"Quick recording with Roland JD-XA analog synth engine. First half is with LP filter 1, second half is with LP filter 2. Fx are TC D-Two delay + Relab LX480 reverb + compression in Bitwig."

Roland JD-XAs on eBay

M1000 Demo for Synthesizer Freaks

Published on Sep 2, 2015 A. Bob

Sound of Modular Synthesizer - Rhythm 'n' Clicks by Petri Kauppi

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Petri Kauppi

Description for the first video:
"Pittsburgh Modular System 10.1(+), Dave Smith Curtis Filter, Doepfer Random Voltage's and Noise. Some additional drums and bass from Akai Rhythm Wolf. Reel Echo delay and Behringer Virtualizer Pro revelb.

Some patchies:
- Noise to Dave's Filter audio in, gated from ARP-sequence. Random Voltage to Filter frequency CV, Tempo from LFO to ARP and Wolf Gate in."

1. Sound of Modular Synthesizer - Rhythm 'n' Clicks by Petri Kauppi
2. Wierd Beeps and Clicks with Modular Synth - Live Ambien jam with analog and modular syntherizer
3. Modular-, Analog- and VirtualAnalog synthesizer livejam: Techno Or Not?
4. Slow Acid live jam with Modular, Analog and virtual analog synthesizers
5. Deep'n''Slow Acid - Analog and Modular Synthesizer livejam
6. Livejam with Pittsburgh Modular system 10.1+
7. Modular Synthesizer live jam
8. Ambient jam with Pittsburgh Modular System 10.1
9. Sound of Modular Synthesizer - Pittsburgh Modular System 10.1+ with Dave Smith Curvis-filter
10. Out Of My Reality

Hands On: Heavyocity C-Tools - Clique Synthesizer

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Synth Anatomy

I kept expecting to hear Styx's Mr. Roboto on this one. Is it just me?

"This is the first video about the new Synthesizer Collection C-Tools for Reaktor 5.9 from Heavyocity.
In this video, I show you the sounding of Clique Synthesizer.

Clique Synthesizer is a combination of string machine and organ."

KORG Releases iElectribe for iPhone

Korg iElectribe for iPhone vs. Korg Electribe ER-1

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Marcus Padrini

"Do they sound the same? Check it out!"

iTunes: KORG iELECTRIBE for iPhone - KORG INC.

"** 50% OFF Special Launch Sale - For a Limited Time **
The ELECTRIBE reborn in an even smaller form A full-fledged rhythm machine for iPhone

This app’s intuitive operation allows anyone to easily create powerful beats on the ELECTRIBE series. The enormously popular ELECTRIBE-R instantly became a must-have item for track-makers around the world, and now it’s been reborn as an app for iPhone.

With this app, we’ve effectively “put the original hardware chassis into your iPhone,” by faithfully reproducing the sound engine and design of the ELECTRIBE-R. We’ve also included the latest preset patterns and many new functions that are currently featured on the “iELECTRIBE for iPad”, released in 2010. , taking a further evolutionary step in technology. Taking advantage of the ease of use that you expect on iPhone, we have maximized the intuitive nature of the ELECTRIBE to make this new product worthy of its name: the iELECTRIBE mkII.

It won’t take long for you to enjoy the ultimate experience of the Electribe series. This apps intuitive nature and familiar interface make it easy to create beats with an analog feel that’s like nothing else.

● Amazing rhythm machine that generates powerful grooves
We’ve perfectly replicated the thick-sounding synth engine of the ELECTRIBE-R and its intuitive step sequencer. Now you can instantly obtain extreme tonal changes and powerful rhythms with just one touch
Not only can iELECTRIBE for iPhone be easily enjoyed by anyone, but it also allows detailed beat-making that transcends iPhone specs. In addition to playing back the provided audio data, you can also freely synthesize sounds from a single waveform and combine those sounds into your own original beats. This allows for the true experience of music production that connects all musicians.

● Three hundred built-in rhythm patterns that only this app can produce
With 64 of the latest preset patterns, 192 from the first-generation ELECTRIBE-R, and 32 template patterns for various genres, this app successfully draws out the full potential of the thick sounding analog beats. There are approximately 300 inimitable rhythm patterns that you’ll hear only from iELECTRIBE for iPhone. Electro, house, techno, drum'n'bass, dubstep, hip hop, techno pop, and IDM are some of the wide range of electronic music genres that are provided.

● An ELECTRIBE that you can put in your pocket and take anywhere
Whether you’re on the train or bus while commuting to school or to work, at a coffee shop, or in your bedroom, you can enjoy beat-making anywhere and anytime you like. Your completed beats can be transferred to your DAW software via the audio export function. You can also use the WIST function to play wirelessly with a friend using two devices simultaneously.

● Powerful functions that bring infinite possibilities to your grooves
We’ve packed maximum potential into this machine with eight types of powerful master effects featured on the upper-level models of the ELECTRIBE. This includes the ring modulation function of the ELECTRIBE-R and the cross-modulation function of the ELECTRIBE-R mkII. This app allows you to switch back and forth to choose between the two. It also includes the BEAT FLUTTER function that uses a proprietary randomizer to create fresh rhythms and the motion sequence function that remembers your knob movements. In addition, you can use an external USB-MIDI device such as the nanoPAD or nanoKONTROL for performance and control. There’s also support for the latest iOS technologies such as Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, Virtual MIDI, and iCloud.

● Operating Requirements
OS: iOS 8 or later
Device: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPod touch fifth-generation, iPod touch sixth-generation
*Because of differences in screen resolution between models of iPhone, the display is smaller on the iPhone 4s. For the best experience, we recommend using iPhone 5 or later."

Run Away - Session 19

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Anonymous Animal

"An electronic live looping jam, featuring Roland Tr-8, System-1, Vt-3, Arturia Microbrute, Minibrute and Korg KP3/KP3+"

malekko wiard richter noisering bitcrusher experiment antioscillator dual borg

Published on Sep 3, 2015 DavidH

"just to illustrate some advanced Noisering use
AO into noisering chance input, noisering at audio rate, you hear the AO through the noisering, send this to a LPG or filter and you get some really nice sounds"

Sherman Rodec Restyler with With Synthesized Drums from Modular

Published on Sep 3, 2015 darksideothetune

Gotharman's Fuzion - Fantom

Published on Sep 3, 2015 gotharman

"A track made on Fuzion, using some Fantom G samples."

MWFX Big Metal Judder

Published on Sep 3, 2015 mCKENIC

"1st test with the MWFX Big Metal Judder. I can see this getting a LOT of use as a Eurorack and drum processor. I think an expression pedal will add a whole new dimension too!"

Not sure when this pedal came out, but I believe this is the first time it's been featured here on MATRIXSYNTH. I usually skip effects as they would take over the site, but when I see a good synth demo with one, I'll post it. Here's some info from MWFX on the pedal for those interested:

"The Judder is an analogue sampler/repeater effect for creating impromptu and quickly renewable sound loops and echoes.

This is the enhanced metal version of the original pedal first made in 2009 and available here. Extra switches and mods have been added to this design to increase the sample length and vary the functionality.

Whilst it was originally intended just as a momentary 'tapped' effect, it can now be controlled by an automatic switching system, meaning the repeat can be triggered/ducked by the sound of your guitar or repeatedly sampled by a pulsing LFO. This system can then also be assigned to modulate the sample length, providing envelope/LFO controlled pitch variation. These features make it possible to achieve noise gating, tremolo, momentary boosts/mutes, sample/hold and reverse reverb type effects.

The repeat regeneration can also now be adjusted and accurately set. Providing single 'one shot' echoes at one end, constant holds in the 12 o'clock position, and variable amounts of self oscillation when turned up. This is particularly useful with the layering mode switched on, allowing for doubling/chorus effects or reverse type swells of echo feedback.

A final addition was the dual footswitch design. One being a soft touch momentary and the other a latching type for holding the effect on and inverting the momentary action. This method is particularly useful when using the expression pedal input (standard, nominal 25k) to alter the sample length.

Electribe Sampler 2 Afro-Techhouse Jam ft. Microwave, Volca Bass, PO-12

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Shimanski Beats

Thought this was pretty cool - you don't see the Access Microwave Programmer for the Waldorf Microwave used live often.

"Afro tech-house live jam with Korg Electribe Sampler 2, Waldorf Microwave 1, Korg Volca Bass and Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-12.

Electribe plays vocal samples and main drums, furthermore sequences two basslines of Waldorf Microwave via Midi (modulated live with Access Programmer) and syncs Volca Bass (main bassline) and PO-12 (additional drums). External effects on Microwave, Volca and PO-12 (Lexicon MX 200, Alesis Midiverb 3 and Quadraverb 2.
(c) Shimanski Beats 2015"

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol - Patch 003 - Bells -

Published on Sep 3, 2015 DiscoverNoise

"Discover Noise 004 -
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol Patch 003 - Bells -

The Kilpatrick Audio Phenol synthesizer used with the Arturia Beatstep as a midi sequencer. The Phenol is playing bell like sounds which are modulated by the Low-/High-Pass-Filter and the High-Pass-Filters 'FM-Level'. No after processing.

Patch sheet:
(Patchsheet layout by Kilpatrick Audio)"

Mutable Instruments Clouds 1st test

Published on Sep 3, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"You can hear the input audio dry from Elements for the first 2-3 seconds, and when I turn the 'Blend' button to full, Clouds takes over and creates random ambient atmospheres."


Published on Sep 3, 2015 Clara Venice

Synth spotting: Moog Theremini, Waldorf XT & Pulse racks, TONTO, RCA Theremin, Roland XP-30, Oberheim TVS, EMS SYNTHI Hi-Fli?, Moog Theremin, Stylophone & More. Quite a bit for a 1:51 promo reel!


I'm so excited to announce that my second EP, "Electric Dream" is coming October 2015! For Canadian/European tour dates, as well as more release info, videos and music, I'll be posting more details here and on my social sites so come connect with me (links below) and I will keep you posted!"

The Philosophy of Berlin School Synthesizer Music (also known as Space and Cosmic Rock)

Published on Sep 3, 2015 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

More massive synth spotting with Thau.

"Ralph Baumgartl is talking to the band 'Thau' (Bernd-Miachel Land and Frank Tischer) about the philosophy and their understanding of the 'Berlin School' musical heritage. 'Berlin School' is sometimes also referred to as 'Space Rock' and 'Cosmic Rock'. It's a music genre that was created in the 1970's by german musicians such as Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream."

This is love - Tony Banks - The Fugitive

Uploaded on May 16, 2009

"Tony Banks - this is love"

Tony Banks with a Sequential Circuits Prophet-10.

Patch n Tweak

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