MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

KORG POLYSIX Analog Synthesizer *War Of The Worlds*

Published on Sep 10, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: KORG POLYSIX Analog Synthesizer (1982)
drums: LinnDrum (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay"

Dante Gonzales - Espectros Digitales (Live Session)

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Dante Gonzales

"Composed & Performed by Dante Gonzales
El Paraíso del Silicio Lima - Perú

Drums: Roland TR-606 TR-707
Effects: Syncussion , moog MG-1
Sequencer : Atomosynth Multiklon ( x 2)
Sequence Synthesizer: Roland SH-5
Solo Synth (Triggered): Roland SH-2

Derechos Reservados 2015"

DX5 playing DM "To Have and to Hold"

Published on Sep 10, 2015 DX5

"To Have and to Hold. Me Vs the Emax II.
Drums played in realtime (with HH acting as reference), so some offset can be heard.
Short wave radio signals were recorded from a 9 Mhz station on August 9, 2015 from Spain-Europe (Unidentified station).
No sound sampled from the original song.

Gear used: Emu Emax II (Containing my own samples, including SP12 drums and Emax and Kurzweil sounds).
'Siren' was made with the Roland Promars LFO.

Composed by Martin L. Gore."

Analogue Systems SORCERER eurorack keyboard 178HP w/MIDI CVGate

via this auction

ANALOGUE SYSTEMS SORCERER heavy walnut factory built
fully working , in excellent condition, home use only
it's a 178 HP (168 HP on top row plus 10 HP on right end side of keyboard) eurorack cabinet with:
49 keys keyboard with CV/GATE control over the modules you install
Double Wheel controllers (pitch bend and modulation) module
Analogue Systems RS-230 CV Buffer/Inverter module
MIDI IN OUT THRU sockets on rear panel
Moog internal interface MIDI CV/Gate
Analogue Systems RS 15 Integrator power system
220 Volt

Roland SH-2 Synthesizer with Original Case & Power Converter

via this auction

"- Roland SH-2 Classic dual-oscillator mono synth.
- Vintage Roland hard case.
- Japan to us converter."

X1L3 - circuit bent - synth mod - Casio PT-87

Published on Aug 31, 2015 manufacturedZ3R0 .

X1L3 - circuit bent casio PT-82 and yamaha DD-7 doing NIN
X1L3 - circuit bent - synth mod - casio PT-87 - corrupted percussion
X1L3 - circuit bent - synth mod - casio PT-87 - drone distortion
X1L3 - circuit bent - synth mod - casio PT-87 - drone, power electronics & HNW

via this auction

"Modifications, circuit bends 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.

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.

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 keyboard and additional circuitry as well as
providing a quiet output and excellent noise floor.
Input voltage has been converted to 12V tip positive.

Control voltage input to filter cutoff
3.5mm socket. Allows you to hook the casio up to your cv enabled equipment to modulate the filter.
An example of this is shown in the first demo video.
The cv modulation is provided by a sequential circuits pro1 which is driven by one of my modified midi retrofitted DD7 drum machines.

Drone dostortion, drum boost and lofi keys raw bends
Three of four selected raw bends.
Drone distortion is a variable mod that acts as both a drone oscillator and a means to distort and shame both the keyboard and
percussive sounds of the pt-87.
Lofi keys knocks the edge off of the key sounds and brings them down to the preset percussion level, if you wish to record
phrases using both aspects. It stops the keyboards sounds which are inherently louder than the percussion from over powering the percussion,
Drum boost over drives the drum channel and turns the quaint casiotone percussive elements into much heavier
analogue drum and percussion sounds which work well with the added resonant filtering.

Master pitch control
The final raw circuit bend,
Gives a large global pitch range - demonstrated in the demo videos

Cnc machined aluminium panel work with black anodize and engraving

A compact keyboard giving access to a huge range of conventional synthesizer sounds through to harsh noise wall and power electronics.

The PT-87 is a mid sized 80's casio keyboard which bares a lot of resembelance to the classic VL tone.
The drum sounds and key tones can be shaped into squelchy analogue percussion and deep analogue wave forms which
take on the sound of vintage synths of the same era as they're passed through the resonant filter.
The effects chain opens up a glitch element which would otherwise be unavailable on the PT range of keyboards and
gives access to abstracts progression, data crash glitching, harsh noise wall and power electronics."

Schippmann Ebbe und Flut Filter

via this auction

"Pretty much turns anything to awesomeness and is awesome. Lots here, semi-modular, 2 filters, a comp, S&H, LFO, Distortion, and VCA output.. pretty much the tail-end of a awesome mini-synth."

Waldorf Microwave XT Wavetable Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Wavetable Synth with Regulator Fix

via this auction

"If you're reading, you're probably aware of this synth's reputation - simply put, it sounds like nothing else out there. Great at experimental sounds, drones and pads, bells, and evolving soundscapes.

This particular unit has the regulator fix, which is crucial and means that it won't experience a failure. Everything functions perfectly. Please note that there are two cosmetic defects: 1) the volume knob is missing its endcap, 2) the "time" knob in the glide section is slightly bent. These are probably easy fixes, I just haven't looked into it. Neither of these defects affect the performance of the synth at all - both knobs are perfectly turnable without trouble."

Vintage 1986 OBERHEIM Matrix-6 SN Z5C 2098

via this auction

Future Retro XS Semi Modular Analog Synthesizer SN FRSX345

via this auction

277r Delay Testing August 2015 - Buchla DIY

Published on Sep 10, 2015

"Finished building a Buchla format 277r Digital Delay. Set up a neat patch that focused on extremely short delays that are feeding back - which creates 'pitched flanging' efx. Used the 266r as set of random voltages into a 258r and back into the 277r. A 281r is the clock, and all audio passed through 292r LPG's - then some of the 292r mix out passed through a 275r reverb. Cheers! - Djangosfire"

More 277r Delay DIY Buchla Testing

Published on Sep 10, 2015

"All sounds: 259r + 277r Delay."

IPad "Patterning" App MIDI secuence DSI Tempest Electro Beats

Published on Sep 10, 2015 inforlk

"IPad 'Patterning' App MIDI secuence DSI Tempest"

iTunes: Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.


Published on Sep 10, 2015 LESINDES

"A springy BEAT STEP PRO sequence is triggerung 4 ADSRs. And the ADSR is modulating assorted waves and wave parameters of WALDORF NW-1 -- no FX @ all!! Sounds between CHIPTUNE and ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS in an instant!"

Win A Sub Phatty Signed By Gary Numan & Tara Busch

"Electronic pioneer Gary Numan is performing 3 of his classic albums (Replicas, The Pleasure Principle, & Telekon) as a 3 night residency in Los Angeles, September 29 - October 1st, supported by I Speak Machine. In celebration of this event a Sub Phatty signed by Gary Numan & Tara Busch will be given to one lucky winner.

Visit I Speak Machine for your chance to win.
Listen to I Speak Machines' cover of Gary Numans' hit "Cars" below. All of the musical & soundscape components (drums, bass, lead lines & effects) were created with the Sub Phatty along with the Moogerfooger Cluster Flux and Moogerfooger Analog Delay.

Tickets to the shows can be bought HERE."

New Audio Damage ADM11 Dimensions Eurorack Module

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Audio Damage, Inc.

"A quick look at our ADM11 Dimensions stereo chorus module for Eurorack.

More information available at"

"Dimensions is a true stereo chorus effect for the Eurorack modular system featuring two topologies. The first is a direct port of our Fluid chorus plug-in, and the second is taken from the unit's namesake. With automatic routing based upon what you plug in the I/O, Dimensions can do mono->mono, mono->stereo, and true stereo chorus duties.

Dimensions' Mode A operation is a ludicrously thick chorus. Most chorus effects have either a single delay line or a pair. Dimensions has six of them, each with its own modulation scheme. The Mode B operation changes the routing to match the vintage rack unit, but keeps the controls available. This results in a subtly different, but equally thick and appealing, effect.

» RATE knob controls the modulation speed of the internal LFO.

» DEPTH knob controls the amount the internal LFO modulates the delay lines.

» FEEDBACK knob adds a small amount of internal feedback to the delay lines. This accentuates the effect, which is quite desirable on some sounds (smooth legato synth lines, for example.)

» MIX knob controls the wet/dry mix of the effect.

» MODE switch toggles between the two topologies in Dimensions. Mode A is an iteration of our popular Fluid plug-in chorus, and Mode B is a topology based on the unit's namesake.

» The inputs and outputs are self-routing, and update the internal topology based upon which cables are plugged in. The unit operates in mono->mono, mono->stereo, and true stereo modes.

» Dimensions is a DSP-based effect that runs at 48kHz sample rate and 24 bit depth, via a high quality Cirrus-Logic codec.

» USB port (on the PCB board) for easy firmware updates.

» High-quality 100% Made In The USA construction, including panel-bolted 100,000-cycle BI potentiometers and custom stamped Rogan knobs.

» Power draw is 40ma from the +12V rail and 9ma from the -12V rail. This module has an on-board regulator and does not require +5V. Module depth is 25mm.

» Dimensions, like all Audio Damage hardware products, includes our lifetime unconditional warranty."

Fridays evening (Zebra 93 Fridays Night remix) Live Jamming

Published on Sep 10, 2015 fran vives


- Moog SUb37 (Lead)
- Moog Minitaur (Bass)
- Dave Smith Mopho X4 (Pad)
- Akai MPC 500 (Drums)
- Strymon Big Sky (Effect)
- Korg Kaoos Pad 3 (Effect)"

New Pin Electronics & Ramcur Black Panel Hornet

Click the pic for the full size shot.

Which do you prefer? Classic yellow on black or the newer silver on black?

Music Makes Noise Synth Art by Lucy Eldridge Illustration

Three great pieces by Lucy Eldridge Illustration. A KORG Volca Sample, Roland Juno-60 and a modular system. They appear to be available through Etsy on her site. For those with strict NSFW rules at work, note she does nudes as well. There's a small nude under the "Blue Nudes" on the left if you scroll all the way down.

This one sent my way via @midi_error.

App Preview: Alina String Ensemble for iOS

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"Alina String is the upcoming app from Junichiro Yamasaki (insideout ldt.). It's an iPhone and iPad app that simulates the Solina String Ensemble. Genuine sound sampled from Solina String Ensemble. The app is pre-loaded with 6 instruments (Viola, Violin, Brass, Horn, Cello, Contrabass) and comes with an Reverb that simulates a spring reverb. Also you can find a Bass Tone for Cello, Contra Bass."

Free Yourself

Published on Sep 10, 2015 synthjunk

"Finding time to make music can often be a struggle. Made this track after being away from the studio for 6 months and it's become my favorite from the album Tune Up. I played all the instruments in this song. Hope you enjoy it"

Spot the synths.

New soundmachines NS1nanosynth Mini Patchable Synth

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Davide Mancini

Details in the videos.

Metropolis & Ms20M

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Morgan Karlsson

"Korg ms20m and intelllijel metropolis"

Happy Nerding - HM VCO

Published on Sep 10, 2015 DivKidMusic

"Here's the brand new and now with this video announced oscillator from Happy Nerding. It's 6hp and packs in great FM response, solid tracking from the Hearn Morley 'chip/core', nice thick PWM and the usual analogue waveform suspects sine, triangle, square and saw. Plus that perfectly calibrated ten turn pot is a thing of beauty!

Hit up your favourite dealers if you want one as I know that really helps manufacturers when stores are asking for stuff for their customers."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol - Patch 004

Published on Sep 10, 2015 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 005 -
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol - Patch 004 -

This time a bit darker experimental track. The Phenol modulating itself via the Random Out. No sequencing no nothing. Would have done a bit more to this patch but I ran out of patch cables :)



via this auction

Thought this was pretty cool.

"A great way to view the wave forms from your modular synth.
In the pictures i posted are from my modular synth while a simple sequence was playing. Turned the FREQ and RES knobs to capture the different waveform displays.
Comes with dc adapter manual 1/4 patch cable (eurorack) and the scope.
You may want to build this into your modular setup for some great eye candy."

"Inner Man" Upgraded Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer Keyboard & Case

via this auction

"includes updated sonic blue side panels, vintage jog wheel & third party "Inner Man" Graphics

The little villain grows up....

Not only on the outside did he gain weight, also his inner qualities have seen a remarkable step-up: besides the virtual-analog synthesis and the classic wavetables it now sports a whopping 60 megabytes of sample memory.

Just imagine to add a vocal-like noise spectrum to a typical Wavetable pad, spice-up a virtual-analog solo sound with a strong attack sample or just process any other sample with the countless oscillator and filter modulations.

Play your sound creations on the high-quality keyboard with velocity and aftertouch. Pitchbend and modulation wheel are at your disposal and, as a matter of course, you can connect a sustain pedal.

All this is packaged in a sleek metal enclosure with a big graphic display, endless stainless steel rotaries and an internal power supply. And although it comes for an unbeatable price tag, we add something very special. It comes: From Waldorf with Love!

includes Case & power cord"

Created a new synth stickers label for synths with stickers moving forward. Feel free to call out older posts that should have the label in the post's comments. We'll see how it goes.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev. 2 with Midi with Extras SN 0465

via this auction

"This Prophet 5 Rev.2 with J.L. Cooper MIDI is in beautiful cosmetic condition and excellent working condition. SN 0465. I am the original owner and a former EMU Systems employee. The Prophet was just completely serviced and restored to like new condition by Riley Smith former lead service tech for Sequential Circuits. Riley has literally serviced thousands of Prophet 5 and knows them better than anyone on the planet! Service included new 3.3 volt lithium battery for patch memory, new 60 pin ribbon cable which connects the circuit boards, Keyboard J-wires ( contacts) cleaned and adjusted, Re-calibrated power supply, DAC, and master summer. Hot tuned voltage controlled oscillators."


via this auction

"There are some extra sound chips by Wine Country Productions. The same company did some repairs to the unit in 2007 and upgraded the battery and operating system ROM. Also included is the original owner's manual."

Vintage Sequential Circuits Drumtraks Model 400 with Original Manual

via this auction

Las estrias de la nieve

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Ariel Raguet

Korg Volca mounted in eurorack.

"Las estrias de la nieve


Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box, Korg Volca Keys, Make Noise STO, WMD Micro Hadron Collider, Sputnik Modular Quad Function & Trigger Source, Make Noise Maths, Pittsburgh Sequencer, Boss RV-2, Marshall Echohead, Cubase, Sony Vegas"

TB-303 Acid Jam II

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Another track for this weekends Carry on Avin it Techno Party in a field."

S-CAT on eBay

4 iPad's & laptop live jam @ Apple Store Berlin September 2015

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Oliver Greschke

Short clip but very cool to see. Exposure for our world at an Apple store. BTW, anyone looking forward to the iPad Pro? I started with the original iPad excited to use it as a controller and for virtual synths. It works well as a controller and I still use it to this day. It was a little underpowered for synths, especially newer ones. I picked up an iPad Mini Retina which works well for synths, but I'm missing a larger screen. I'm definitely tempted by the Pro, but man, the price...

Video description:
"Live jam from our talk we gave at Apple Store Berlin.
Featuring Elastic Drums, zMors Modular, Studiomux (Midimux&Audiomux), Touchable and Ableton Live on a Laptop.
Elastic Drums and zMors Modular were synced via Midimux to the Laptop, which was the tempo host. zMors Modular went directly into the laptop via Audiomux VST Plugin. 2 other iPads were controlling Ableton DAW and Ableton instruments with Touchable. All connections were made with standard lightning cables, no special soundcards or connectors have been used."

Native Instruments Introducing Reaktor 6 Promo Videos Featuring Modular Building Blocks

Published on Sep 10, 2015 Native Instruments

Reaktor 6 - The Sound Of Blocks

West Coast Bach XI

Published on Sep 10, 2015 ngarjuna

Alternate states of mind require alternate states of tuning. Is that a yellow piece of gum at :51? What is that?

"XV. Gigue
English Suite #6 (BWV 811)
Johann Sebastian Bach

We all know Bach on the East Coast synthesizer...but sometimes he just likes to lay low on the West side. Make Noise/Intellijel/4ms voice"

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