MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Modular Wild Live Walkthrough Knobcon 4

Published on Sep 22, 2015 Modular Wild
Update: re-Published on Sep 23, 2015 - "Improved audio during first eight minutes."

"Short walkthrough of the activities, fun, and great people at Knobcon 4. Caution, I was a bit excited so I may have acted a little silly."


Published on Sep 22, 2015 SunFallsMusic

"Random Transmission 39 : Wanderer : }hard lined Audio{
moving thru. moving into function."

Metropolis, Elements, Brain Seed, VCDLFO

Published on Sep 22, 2015 zaphid

ROLAND JD-XA // Factory Presets // Bank C // PADS

Published on Sep 22, 2015 LESINDES

"Testing the presets of brandnew ROLAND JD-XA. BANK C: PADS.

Using arpeggios and preset sequences if there are any preprogrammed. Tweaking occasionally. JD-XA does not contain any drum kits as its smaller and cheaper sibling is providing. If there are any drums to be heard they're mostly programmed from scratch with the internal sound engines -- both digital and analog.

More thoughts about the synth:
Many options. But it is a little bit the JD800 problem: the basic sound is quickly edited but the fine tuning takes hours because you have to step thru hundreds of parameters in a 2-line-display (without dial!!!).

No computer editor!

The sequencer is almost the same as in JD-Xi with the same flaws. It crashes frequently and it DOES NOT TRANSPOSE! I hope Roland will fix and implement this with the next update.

About the integration of digital and analog section: The routing is a bit confusing to me but once you managed to lea a digital sound through the analog section it sounds very nice. The digital waves are also well chosen and sounding. For understanding the concept: There are two synths -- one digital, one analog -- that only share the housing and the FX. As a consequence you cannot choose a digital waveform in your analog synth you can only lead a complete sound of the digital machine through the analog section for sound enhancement.

But all in all it is a versatile well sounding synth!"

Roland JD-XAs on eBay

Vintage Digisound 24 Module Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage digisound 24 Module Synthesizer
British company Digisound modules are affordable, innovative, well designed, and sound great. Digisound's own printed circuit boards are in this wooden box enclosures. Some are cream-coloured metal front plate individually cut and hand-labelled and some are white.

The Tolex covered case was built by the late Kevin Louis Lightner of the website Most of the modules are built off the Curtis chip architecture from Curtis Electromusic Specialties.

The solid state reverb unit (Module 80-17 Reverberation) works off a 3328-stage bucket brigade set of chips to produce a useful reverberation time of about 3 seconds.

The VCF module labeled MOOG is built off the MOOG ladder filter.

The two 80-5 Processor modules are not multi patch panels but are quazy quad panners.

The VCDO is a fixed wave table with voltage control.

There are 11 manuals that explain some of the modules. In the manuals are schematic diagrams to help understand the components used in the build design and component part lists.

List of the manuals:
80-2 Voltage Controlled Oscillator Module
80-3 V.C. Low Frequency Oscillator Module
80-4 Voltage Controlled Mixer Module
80-5 Processor Module
80-7A V.C. State Variable (multimode) Filter Module
the 80-7A State-Variable Filter, featured optional 12 or 24dB operation for low-, high- or band-pass filtering, plus a notch (band-reject) filter. This is a very versatile module, its band-pass mode being my personal favorite.
80-9 Dual Voltage Controlled Amplifier Module
80-11A Dual Ring Modulator Module
80-13 External Input Module
80-16 Dual Resonant Filters Module
80-17 Reverberation Module
80-23 Quad Low Frequency Oscillator Module

List of modules stating from the top and going from right to left:
80-13 External Input Module
(3) 80-2 VCOs
80-21 Voltage Controlled Digital Oscillator
80-11A Dual Ring Modulator
80-5 Processor
80-7A State-Variable (multimode) Filter
Voltage Control Filter L
80-16 Dual Resonant Filters
80-9A Dual VCA
80-4A Voltage Controlled Mixer

2nd Row:
80-23 Quad LFO
Voltage Control Low Feq Oscillator
80-12 Noise Generator With Sample & Hold
(2) 80-18 Multi-function Envelope Generator
80-17 Reverberation Unit
80-5 Processor
80-7A State-Variable (multimode) Filter
Voltage Control Filter L
Moog VCF
80-9A Dual VCA
80-14 Stereo Power Amplifier"

Vintage ARP Odyssey 2813 analog synthesizer

via this auction

"Good cosmetic condition, excellent working condition. Extensive recent restoration, including new bushings in the keyboard, new high quality capacitors, the controls have been removed, cleaned, and rebuilt, full calibration. This item is clean inside and out, Preforms to a professional studio quality standard."

Arp Sequencer Model 1613 SN 0157

via this auction

Buchla Music Easel Suitcase Synthesizer

via this auction

Baldwin Syntha-Sound

via this auction

Sound Master SR-88 vintage analog drum machine repair MF#54

Published on Sep 22, 2015 markusfuller

"another old 1980s drum machine from the car boot sales. just a simple fix and it makes a noise like a brick in a washing machine."

Atheus hand made Drone synthesizer.

Published on Sep 21, 2015 darkpoem9

One off drone synth from Atheus: "The electronic schematic is based on my trial and error! Basically it's six oscillators that interact with each other, and when you turn the pot near 3/4, distortion get on (they are connected to an opamp + cap). Finally you have a LPF and Resonance filter. As a sound artist I just want to share this 'Drone/synth' with our community."

Vintage Yamaha CS-15 Analog Synthesizer SN 6862

via this auction


via this auction

Alesis A6 Andromeda Synthesizer Kinda Working

via this auction

"It turns on all the tests pass there is a slight crack on the side. The sounds work but after a bit of it being turned on it changes the sound without me wanting to. I am not the orignal owner. I did by it in a studio in New york about 5 years ago. only Used it 6 times. I heard it can be the battery but i do not have time to deal with it."

Roland SH101 Synthesiser w Nova Mod AND Kenton PRO SOLO CV-Midi Converter

via this auction

"Professionally refurbished SH101 with Nova Mod in perfect working order.
Kenton PRO SOLO MkII CV to Midi Converter"

Original OBERHEIM SEM SN 415

via this auction

"This is an original vintage stand-alone Oberheim SEM, one of the true classic analog synthesizers. It has been recently serviced and is in very good cosmetic condition, with a few minor scratches."

Yamaha CS30 Noodling normal sounds

Published on Sep 22, 2015 Magnus Gladén

"Just having some fun with the Yamaha CS-30, noodling some normal synth melodies and basses."

Quick Session: Done (Korg Volca Sample, Elektron Analog Rytm)

Published on Sep 22, 2015 my4trackmachine

"Toy meets a beast."

'Black Knight 1'- Dotcom System 110 parts

Published on Sep 22, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"A stripped down mix of the track 'Black Knight-1' from the EP 'Black Knight'. This video shows the ambient atmospheres created by 5 layers of the Dotcom System 110 Modular Synth.
Black Knight is available in here :"

Roland Aira modular System-1m & FX (camera mic.)

Published on Sep 22, 2015 creativegallerysynth

"Roland Aira modular System-1m & FX recorded with camera mic.
More stuff in the case:
pamela's workout, a-160/161,a-138a, telharmonic, a-140, a-131, a-138b, ujack, basimilus iteritas, peaks, ma808, a-160-2, a-160-5, autobot.
above: bitrazer, torcido, demora, scooper"

Make Noise Telharmonic (Spiratone)

Published on Sep 22, 2015 creativegallerysynth

"Make Noise Telharmonic (Spiratone)
Mixed by Intellijel Dubmix"

Qu-Bit Tri-ger & Telharmonics through Intellijel Dubmix

Published on Sep 22, 2015 creativegallerysynth

"Qu-Bit Tri-ger & Telharmonics through Dubmix
Sequencing by A-155
Drums: Peaks and Tiptop CR909 (Crash& Ride Cymbal)"

AJH-SYNTH MiniMod & Make Noise Telharmonic

Published on Sep 22, 2015 creativegallerysynth

"AJH-SYNTH MiniMod & Make Noise Telharmonic
Ohter stuff in the case:
a-160/161, a-160-2, a186-1,bd909, sd808,ma808, nano rand, links,rt60,a-138b (2x), brains, pressurepoints, metropolis, a-145
All sound is distorted because of no level control..."

Landfill Noise! D.I.Y kit

Published on Sep 22, 2015 paul tas

"easy to make

easy to modify

NOIS supper cool for little money

in euro rack

or in construction

DIY Modular
Noise! oscillator
Noise! is based on CMOS logic IC's.
The oscillator has four square wave generators that are gestuurt by klokdivider.
Thereafter, the different clock outputs are mixed and deformed to a semi tri-wave.
The result is Noise! But also evolving weird bleeps and creaks.
The synth is expandable to a modular system, where all the clock outputs can be patched to each other."

Sonic Lab: U-He Hive DSP Efficient Synthesizer

Published on Sep 22, 2015 sonicstate

"U-he's Hive aim is to bring us the U-he pedigree in synthesis but as less DSP hungry code. Expert patch designer Ben Crosland takes a look."

Just How Gritty Can The Ensoniq Mirage Get?

Published on Sep 22, 2015 TheDaydreamSound

"Just How Gritty Can The Ensoniq Mirage Get? In this video we take the things down to 14khz. Even though the Mirage can sample at a lower rate than that. This piece will give you a good idea about how good and messy things can get at the extreme end of Mirage.

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!"

Synchronising Patchblocks with external triggers

Published on Sep 22, 2015 Patchblocks

"This video shows how to synchronise a Patchblock to other equipment like the Korg Volca series. You can check out the patches by copying the following code and pasting it into the editor."

LinnStrument Typing Keyboard Prototype - What do you think?

Published on Sep 22, 2015 Geert Bevin

"Demonstration of a new mode for LinnStrument that automatically switches it to become a typing keyboard.

Curious to hear your thoughts about this."

West Coast Bach XIII

Published on Sep 22, 2015 ngarjuna

"XIII. Gavotte I
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"

Morphing Noise meet Phenol

Published on Sep 22, 2015 Kinetik Laboratories

"Paolo Nicolò Ferraguti - VGU39 sent us a video where he is using our Morphing Noise filtered by Kilpatrick Audio PHENOL.

New Info in On the Upcoming Polivoks Clone from Alex Pleninger

See the update in this post.

Modular Wild Presents PATCH IT- Live at Knobcon 4

Published on Sep 21, 2015 Modular Wild

"A short little patching segment I recorded at Knobcon 4 this year held in Itasca, Illinois. The audio is a little distorted due to my missing a few essential components from my usual setup. Sound and Video by Raul Pena."

Patch n Tweak

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