MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Original Roland TB-303 Bassline SN 152800

via this auction

Roland MC-202 SN 316000 with Original Silver Gig Bag

via this auction

"Unit is in perfect working order. Fully tested with both batteries and adapter. This great conditioned unit includes the ultra rare MC-202 padded carrying case, made by Roland exclusively for this product."

Fugue Machine Demo Jam Session

Published on Oct 8, 2015 ipadloops

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

"I just got Fugue Machine by Aexander Naut so this in my first impression. I dropped some quarter notes in the mix, synced it all up with Patterning and hit play. Wow instant satisfaction. I can see the potential in this cool new app.

For more info visit

It's pretty cool. The main MIDI pattern plays along with 3 more versions (playheads) of that pattern. They can play forwards, backwards, forwards and backwards, and with different rhythmic notation and durations. OH you can also change the pitch and octave of an over all playhead.

FUGUE MACHINE is like “Bach In A Box”. It is a musical tool inspired by composition techniques used in Baroque music and Serialism — e.g. Bach’s canons and fugues, and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. The idea was to design a tool to manipulate a melody’s speed, direction, and pitch, as well as play multiple variations of the melody simultaneously.

FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a musical sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, and pitches. You see the playheads dance over the music sequence, and hear the complex patterns that emerge."

MODSTAR Sensei Analog 4: 'Simple Simple Funky Bassline'

Published on Oct 8, 2015 StudioElectronics

"A not so Quick Go at the 1st Sensei Analog System Featuring Nearly Everything Screwed In

The 5089 Filter's resonance is jacked into the Sci Fi—so no 5089 audio is to be heard in any of these "Quck Go" dems. Scandalous.

Nothing systematic here folks; we just didn't want #SA1 to leave the shop without a hug and kiss—c'mon it's the brothers Regis (an oblique reference to 'Raging Bull')!

Pre final tuning/calibration, and no we weren't tuned to concert.

Detailed individual module demos to follow.

A bit of sweetening tends to be placed mainly on the right channel; in this 'Low Light El Segundo Shop Demo' there is a touch of wet on the left; the right side is also blessed by a tasteful L3 treatment.

iPad mic audio gets its piece of the action near the 9:30 mark and builds until the conclusion for ambience / s&g sake.

Minimal normalization applied to the left.

SE/Analogia Inc."

Arp Odyssey Tubes

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Ebotronix

Arp Odyssey 2821 & Buchla System #1
2x Soldano SP77 Preamp , Mesa V Twin
Laney Babelswitch, Nobel Alex 1
Moog B Murf, CP 251, MP 201
Lexicon MPX 100, PCM 80 / 90, TC M one XL
Line 6 Filter Pro
Alesis 3630 Compressor
Aphex Model 104
Boss CS 3, LS 2 ,SL 20
MXR Phase 100
Red Federation BPM FX Pro
Rocktron Rack Interface, 311 Expander
Roland EF 303 (wholetone sequence)
Yamaha MCS 2
Kenton Pro 2000
Mackie the mixer²
12/8 drums Arp Odyssey
vid # 1392

Moog Mother 32 - Quick Test by Genshi Media Group

Moog Mother 32 - My Very First Quick Test Published on Oct 8, 2015 Genshi Media Group

"This is just a quick, getting to know you, first test of the Moog Mother-32. I came up with this patching and sequence literally 10 minutes after unboxing. This was done in one take, no multi-tracking, and every sound you hear is coming from the Mother-32 in real time, including the percussion. With all of the patch points, along with the noise source, you can get very interesting percussion elements going at the same time as both your Saw and Pulse wave voices... not bad for a "one oscillator" synth! (a touch of reverb was added from Valhalla VintageVerb.) Now I'm just waiting for my 3-Tier Rack to be delivered so I can add my other two Mother-32s... which means more and better videos coming real soon!"

Roland System 100M (rare 112 dual VCO 100 m analogue vintage synth module)

via this auction

Some pics of the inside.

Stand-Alone Oberheim Mini Sequencer with Mods

via this auction

"A working Oberheim Mini Sequencer. Each knob in the Control Voltage Preset area has two parts, upper knob and lower knob, the uppers are for Seq 1 and the lowers for for Seq 2. On the original design, Seq 1 and Seq 2 have their own independent outputs, both working. This particular unit has been modified so that both sequences are also CV output through the 'OUT' on the front panel, and you can switch between both using the '1/1' switch just above the 'OUT'. Please see photo. This mod works great, and is fun.

There is an additional mod called 'RESET' on the front panel, which I have never tried.

I used this with a minimoog, and it works great. I tried using it with an ARP AXXE, and the ARP CLOCK seems to have been disable in order to make one of the mods work.

But aside from the ARP CLOCK not working and the RESET mod untested, the rest works great.

Like I said, I used this to drive my minimoog - and you can also use the EXT CLOCK to sync with the TRIG OUT of a TR-909. So you can have a TR-909 driving the Oberheim Mini Sequencer driving a Minimoog. It's a blast!"


via this auction

"It's been full serviced with new caps and pots and has midi.

It's in full working order, sounds like a beast - fatter than your mum*.

This is the demo that made me want to buy one."

Uploaded on May 7, 2008 Jexus

"Demo of Poliwoks All sounds programmed by WC Olo Garb. Video editing by WC Olo Garb."

Future Retro 777 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN FR3D71499426

via this auction

"What a fantastic machine. It was even tuned and enhanced by Jered Flickinger himself so that it can achieve a smoother attack. Best acid box I've ever worked with, but it does so much more than just acid. Works with all your vintage gear as well. I've never seen a 7-pole filter, but this one has it, and a 3-pole as well. Comes with original manual and original Jameco power supply, plus some patches and patch templates to help get you started. I never thought I'd part with it, which explains the Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin stickers, but it doesn't fit into my new show."

Pic of the inside.

Macbeth Studio Systems M5

via this auction

"This is the original M5 with the black & orange colour scheme, as used for the ARP2600.

Note that whilst it ‘looks’ like an ARP2600, the M5's 'sound' is more Moog and Oberheim. (The original ARP2600 stole the Moog filter design of course, hence epoxy sealed units, lawsuit, etc...)

IMO it is sonically much more powerful and versatile than the 2600, based on the dual filter design alone, as outlined below.

It has both a Moog 'based' (and classic) transistor ladder 24dB/Oct filter for VCF1, PLUS an Oberheim 'based' State Variable 12dB/Oct filter for VCF2.

As well as dual VCF's, I often used the CV controlled Stereo Pan Amp + Spring Reverb for Stereo FX of one or other, or even a VCF MIX, such that I had 4 audio ‘stems’ per patch for mixing.

A glimpse of the huge flexibility on offer here and that's only on the output... There are more modulation & audio paths possible than I care to mention... 1000's basically!

It has a total of 70 sliders which makes it easier to see the settings at distance for many of the functions, as well as allowing for easier ‘patch mixing’ as one might do or have done on a classic analogue mixing desk. It could be a great educational tool in that regard, or else any synth fan could simply get lost in the possibilities and enjoy the sonic adventures... There is no manual for this synth, so it is assumed you are not a beginner to analogue synthesis & CV control...

As well as using as 2 separate mono synths, the M5 has ‘per Oscillator CV’, allowing you to play 3 note polyphonic chords with the right CV/Gate set-up and opens up another whole area that analogue monosynths can’t access... In Mono mode you can of course easily detune to play ‘fixed’ chords shapes from one note in any case and is great fun to experiment with this alone.

As pictures shows this is a huge synth. As well as the sliders it has 23 rotary/switchable pots and over 100 ¼ jack sockets- not 3.5mm mini-jacks as on the 2600.

I planned to buy as a synth 'for life' but a new venture now requires serious funds. I have had 9 years of sonic fun on this amazing synth and now it can be yours..."

New Future Retro Touchplate Keyboard Control with Arp, Sequencer, Knobs, MIDI & CV in the Works

Based on the pic we have:

MIDI In, Thru, Out

CV: Clock, Gate, Key CV, Velocity, Touch, Mod

8 Octave range

Arpeggiator and Sequencer with MIDI Sync CV, Poly?, Range, Glide, Accent, Hold, Rest and Direction.

Three knobs for Glide, Swing and Tempo

Fugue for iPad and Eurorack Patch

Published on Oct 8, 2015

"Put together a patch and had the new iPad app, Fugue, play around with the patch"

Cool Thonk & Animodule stickers.

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

"Relax"TR8, Octatrack, Moog Voyager, A4

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Dylan Nau

"Went dumpster diving at the local thrift shop for some samples, whipped up a fun little housey number. Been really digging just making house music lately, nice and easy and good grooves. Using the Novation ReMote for controlling the A4 and the Moog. Very compact awesome little setup here. Enjoy."

Novation // Circuit - First look with Tom Demac

Published on Oct 8, 2015 NovationTV

"We took Circuit to outboard synth guru Tom Demac's studio in London to see what he thought.

For more information on Circuit, head to:"

Rare SOLTON PROJECT 100 Keyboard Synthesizer with MIDI, Sequencer & SSM Filters, VCAs & ENVs

via eBay Germany

via the listing:
(the Keyboardversion, the Expander is called Solton SM 100 )

this is really fat and VERY Prophet 5 like sounding !!!!

also FANTASTIC to use it to layer a PROPHET 08 or Polyevolver with it,
so you add some real vintage SSM sound and fatness to the modern DSI filters
you'll get some real magic sounds combining the new with the vintage !!


You can find a demo of the SM 100 here.

ROLAND JD-XA Synthesizer

via this auction

New pics added below.

Roland AIRA Bitrazer processing Eurorack Bass

Published on Oct 8, 2015 ED電音頻道 E.D.Music Channel

"©E.D.Music Co.
Gears used: Roland AIRA Bitrazer, Analogue Solutions VCO-Sub, Doepfer A102, WMD/SSF ADSRVCA.
Special thanks: Tom Lee Music"

VirtualCZ Expansion Pack: Deep Space


"Introducing the Deep Space expansion pack for our phase distortion synth, VirtualCZ!

The 'Deep Space' expansion brings you 64 cinematic presets best suited for Sci-Fi sound production as well as genres such as Ambient, Electronica, Drum & Bass, Dub Techno and even EDM intros and breakdowns. Perfect for bringing a touch of futuristic sound to your productions utilising VirtualCZ's distinct, unique timbre.
Carefully crafted sounds of the 'Deep Space' soundbank include atmospheres, textures, pads, various FX, sweeps and sequences, that will provide instant inspiration to all music and motion picture audio producers, both in retro and contemporary settings.

Produced by Adam Pietruszko (, specialising in avant-garde cinematic sound design, to bring you that deep, nostalgic, experimental feeling.

Be sure to check out the audio demo located in the multimedia player!

64 Presets
15 x Atmospheres and Textures
14 x FX
9 x Sequences
7 x Pads
9 x Keys
4 x Sweeps
4 x Leads
2 x Bass
System Requirements
A full version of VirtualCZ"

Rachael - a Roland System-100 & Arturia Microbrute improvisation

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Alba Ecstasy

"Starting from a simple patch on Microbrute (see the patch picture on my FB page), I added to it a reverb from Roland EF-303 and I started to play a custom patch on System-100 plug-out on System-1. The result made me think to Blade Runner so I named this track 'Rachael' ;) "

Atomosynth Mochika 3 Synth

via this auction

"Like new, still has protective wrap. Very rare, amazing synth...


One square and saw waveform VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) with a huge pitch range, from subsonic to ultrasonic sound
One square and triangle waveform LFO (low frequency oscillator) that modulates the VCO for the vibrato effect
The Mochika3 features a digital 16 step analog-style sequencer.
Non-volatile internal memory to storage 3 sessions of 4 patterns each
LCD blue back-ligthed display (useful on dark stages).
5 buttons and pitch knob to control the sequencer (play/stop, cursor + and -, Ok and back buttons for intuitive control)
1/4 inch audio output, 1/4 inch Control Voltage Output(pitch) and 1/4 inch Gate Output. (the sequencer can control external analog gear).
MIDI input to sync the Mochika3 with any MIDI device sending midi clock signals, it can sync 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 times the tempo of the master clock MIDI device.
The instrument is lit with 1 ultra bright red led that indicates the LFO Rate, 1 ultra bright red led to indicate the step that is being played.
The Analog Sequencer is packaged in a laser-cut clear acrilic case that shows all the hand made analog circuitry."


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 - Rev 3 SN 1822

via this auction

Volca Bass Filter FM

Published on Oct 6, 2015 Surreal Machines

"Modify your Korg Volca Bass to have Filter FM"

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol - Patch 007 - Bleeps

Published on Oct 8, 2015 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 009-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 008-

Just a video with bleeps and bloops from the Phenol. Everything is done only with the Phenol. Its self modulating itself. No external effects were used. Two different kind of bleeps, one from each OSC, patched to the two outputs. Speed of bleeps is modulated via the LFO speed.


Imogen Heap: Box Of Tricks

Published on Oct 7, 2015 Soniccouture

Update: this is available now at:

"A unique collection of 13 virtual instruments created by Imogen Heap and Soniccouture

Video by James Welburn@Watchsonics"

Imogen Heap: Box Of Tricks
Imogen heap Box of Tricks: Euclidean Beats
Imogen heap Box Of Tricks: Jammer
Imogen Heap Box Of Tricks: Spaces and Effects
Box Of Tricks Synthesis


"Every aspect of Box Of Tricks has been shaped by Imogen Heap.

An exclusive selection of her instruments, sampled in detail and with custom scripts, effects, and tools; all designed the way she wanted to use them.

Box Of Tricks has already been beta-tested in Imogens live performances and studio projects: a process that helped generate ideas and refine the instruments.

From an initial idea about a free Heap instrument, to the final result, 3 years later; Box Of Tricks is a truly extraordinary collaboration."

Novation Nova II Demo

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Alphacode

"Another Demo For you ! This time a rare 2001 Novation Nova II Virtual analogue synthesizer. Enjoy !"

The life cycle

Published on Oct 8, 2015 MrGOFIOvideos

"I recorded this jam two years ago using an Elektron Analog Four and a Korg Electribe sx. After recording, I added some strings sounds (from Edirol orchestral) and strums guitar in Presonus Studio One.
The animation was made using 3ds Max and Adobe After Effects.

You can listen or download my tracks in CD quality here:"

Togu Audio Line - TAL BassLine-101 Update 1.6

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"Togu Audio Line released today the BassLine-101 Update 1.6. Great new features:
- Microtuning support
- New GUI colors: Red and Blue
- High Resolution screen support
- Scalable UI"

Strange Attractor Ipad mulit track mix

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Ipad Strange Attractor Ambient"

iTunes: Strange Attractor - Jonathan Mackenzie

"Trap Music" vs. Ratcheting?

Trap Drum Basics: Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Propellerhead

I just saw the tutorial video above come in from Propellerhead's YouTube channel. It's a tutorial on how to create "Trap" beats. At 3:04 the video states that "Trap Music" came out nearly 30 years after the 808 in 2012. The style is based on the technique applied to drum sequencing but if you think about it, it arrived much earlier with ratcheting in sequencers as used by Klaus Schulze in Tangerine Dream. On a related note, Suit & Tie Guy claims to have created the reference in roughly 2003 or 2004 at 24:08 in the video below (previously posted). The technique was integrated into Numerology and was called Gate Divide. A second tutorial video on Ratcheting from Roger Arrick of is further below. I don't have time to dig in and compare the math between "Trap Music" vs "Ratcheing" as I need to catch up on the morning's posts, but the technique at first glance does appear to be similar if not the same. As for when a specific style of music came about is more a distinction between when a technique is applied vs. when it becomes common, labelled or claimed. It's all just words & technique in the end.

The SynthSummitShow episode 1: Suit & Tie guy and Raul Pena of Modular wild Knobcon recap

Set to start at 23

Q960 Sequencer RATCHETING tutorial -

Published on Apr 2, 2015

Q960 info page:

FUGUE MACHINE | Multi-Playhead Sequencer for iPad

Published on Oct 8, 2015 alexandernaut

"FUGUE MACHINE for iPad, the world's first multi-playhead music sequencer."

FUGUE MACHINE | Multi-Playhead Sequencer for iPad (Bach Melody)

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut


FUGUE MACHINE is a tool inspired by composition techniques used in Baroque music and Serialism — e.g. Bach’s canons and fugues, and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. The idea was to design a tool to manipulate a melody’s speed, direction, and pitch, as well as play multiple variations of the melody simultaneously.

As it turned out, the best implementation for this was to reimagine one of the most fundamental building blocks of all music sequencers: the piano roll.


FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a musical sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, and pitches. You see the playheads dance over the music sequence, and hear the complex patterns that emerge.

It’s mesmerizing."

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Keyboard: Ethereal Pad

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Sacred Synthesis

"This improvisation is so minimalistic that it should be considered only a sound demonstration, which was my intention. Another all-Evolver improvisation - a simple dreamy piece using parallel fifths and an occasional meandering melody.

The Poly Evolver Keyboard excels at producing this sort of breathy ethereal pad, but finding just the right digital wave shape among the 96 choices is time-consuming. Each one reacts differently to even subtle changes in the filter setting and keyboard range, so that much experimentation is required. This particular sound is wonderful to a point, but then - open wide the filter or play in the upper end of the keyboard and the digital aliasing goes berserk, making it musically un-useable. You can hear the aliasing at certain points in this piece.

Sound design is a painstaking process, but it does have its rewards.

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard (2)
DSI Poly Evolver Rack
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L

Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to CD.

All music property of Sacred Synthesis."

Roland Juno-60 vs. Juno-106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

Published on Oct 8, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Roland Juno-60 (1982) vs. Roland Juno-106 (1984) Analog Synthesizer with identical sound programs.

This video shows the different sound character. The Juno-60 sounds more raw like the JP-8 and the chorus is deeper.
The Juno-106 sounds more like the JX-8P but with more bass fundament and the chorus is not so deep.
both are great synths and I love both a lot."

Macbeth Elements Jam 002

Published on Oct 8, 2015 verstaerker

All parts here.

Published on Oct 7, 2015 Fingerlab

"Today we introduce a new version of DM1 V5.2 for iPad and we hope you will love it. Please leave us your review on DM1's iTunes page:

What's new:
- New Midi Engine (with Midibus Library)
- MIDI : added Audio Latency setting
- MIDI : Added Midi Continue handling
- Advanced MIDI Mapping : - PLAY / REC
- Previous+Next Pattern
- Previous+Next Song
- Metronome
- New AB Remote controls : added Next/Previous Pattern, Next/Previous Song, Song Mode
- Bigger AB Remote icons
- Filter “Envelope Follower” changed to “Envelop Filter”
- Fixed Filters Scrollview out of range with bottom filters (on Load)

The Fingerlab team"

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