MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rainbotic Fury (Novation Circuit)

Published on Oct 14, 2015 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
My 1st song with the very unique Novation Circuit groovebox. The workflow is confusing at first, but it soon makes perfect sense. Sounds huge even before a little bit of Logic Pro compression & EQ."

FL Studio Mobile IAA Animoog MIDI Sequence

Published on Oct 14, 2015 ipadloops

"App Attack Ep 003 - Lots of viewers are asking if I would use an iPad when composing for TV shows. I have songs in several TV shows and I do use the iPad from time to time to get ideas started. My favorite app for sequencing midi sequences is FL Studio Mobile. I just really like the piano roll and editing features. They just make sense to me. I also like using IAA (Inter App Audio) when using FL Studio Mobile. IAA is Apple's proprietary method of routing apps internally. I slammed this little jam down in about 20 minutes. I was inspired by a preset in Animoog. It was used subtly. Other sounds were from the FL Studio Mobile synth.

Download the loops I created in this video here:

For more info about FL Studio Mobile and Animoog visit"

Animoog - Moog Music Inc.
FL Studio Mobile HD - Image Line Software

Live Performance.

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Miloyko M

"Machine drum, analog 4, octatrack"

Sequential Circuits Poly Sequencer 1005 for Prophet 5 with Original Demo Sequences Tape Cassette

SN 0125 via this auction

Here's something you don't see every day. The original cassette tape for the SCI Poly Sequencer 1005. The listing is for both the unit and the tape, but the tape is what struck my eye. Anyone that collected rare tapes and/or record albums knows the feeling when you see something like this. Doing a quick search for Poly Sequencer 1005 on the site, this appears to be the first time it has ever been featured here.  Pretty cool when you think about it.  A little rare gem from synthesizer history.  I'll take a working synth first any day of the week of course, but it sure is cool to look at realizing not only what it is, but where it came from.  Check out the birds on the edges!   I'm curious if Wine Country Productions ever reissued these.

Octave Plateau Voyetra 8 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2801A with Original Rev 4 Cheat Book

via this auction

I don't think I've ever seen or featured the cheat book on the site before.  Like a little Voyetra Eight checkbook!

Details from the listing: "This is a Rev 4 and was completely restored 1yr ago by Peter Lanzilotta at Double Take Studios in NYC. Power supply, voice, filter and mixer cards all rebuilt. Caps replaced, every solder trace examined and touched up where needed, pots replaced, face plate rebuilt, etc, etc. It was disassembled, cleaned, painstakingly repaired, reassembled and fully calibrated to the tune of a $2000 restoration process.

It just returned from another trip to NYC for a "pre sale" tune up and calibration where it was given a clean bill of health. This is as "maintenance free" as you'll likely find this synth due to the extensive restoration and service it has received.

It's functionally in excellent condition and sounds amazing. Cosmetically it has a few scratches and dings in the paint but all knobs and buttons are accounted for and work as intended with an occasional button stick that is pretty much unavoidable with this synth due to the way the face plate is designed.

8x SSM2044 filters! Ridiculous. This synthesizer is a monster. It's the best sounding poly analog I've ever heard.

Includes original (tattered but functional) box, original user manual, Rev 4 addendum "cheat book" and a pair of XLR->midi I/O cables."

Kurtz Mindfields Live Synthesizer Studio Sessions

Using Modular Synth, Part 2: Moog Modular (Journey Through The Analog Adventure)

Published on Mar 13, 2015 KurtzMindfields

"Composing with vintage legend Keyboards,a little bit about the process from place to place to get a real old school Title Influenced by "Phaedra" or "Rubycon" albums from TD. Big Thanks to Olivier Grall, Alain Potelle, Raphaël Cartellier, Didier Moreau.
Title: "Death Of The Centaur", Using Moog Modular IIIP, Ems Synthi A, Mellotron M400S, Korg PS 3300, PPG Wave 2.2, Yamaha CS80, MInimoog D."

Kurtz Mindfields - Using Modular Synth, Part 1 (Final project album)

Published on Oct 18, 2014 KurtzMindfields

"The Dark Canticles Of Hyperion, Vol.2; will be the final album, using for compositions modular & Semi-Modular synth: Roland System 700/100m, Korg MS50/MS20 & SQ10, Oberheim OBX-m .
Moving Sounds & Sequences for a dreaming musical adventure!
Special Thanks to Alain Potelle."

Moog Sub37 turns into "Berlin School of electronic music"

Published on Jul 17, 2015 KurtzMindfields

"Programming the great Moog Sub37( part 3/4). Using as a 'Modular synth approach'. All tracks recorded with the Moog except 2 tracks with Oberheim OBM-x.
recorded with SSL Channel, X32 Mixer Desk, Magix Sequoia.
Basis tracks from coming title "earth Albedo 0.37" /Kurtz Mindfields / 2016 album)"

Programming the Moog Sub37, Part One: Classic sound approach

Published on Dec 1, 2014 KurtzMindfields

"The wonderful new Moog Sub37, in a classical old vintage Minimoog playing approach. Here 3 of my favorite personal sounds for my Project (Abigoba Nu Jazz Band).
The other live sounds coming from the Oberheim OB-MX and Roland A90 sound card ."

Programming the Moog Sub37, Part Two: Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator & Duophonic Bass lines

Published on Dec 18, 2014

"A quick view of the possibilities of the great Moog Sub37 options ... Basic step sequencer, great arpeggiator and bass sounds with duo-phonic possibilities.
Rhodes, Jupiter8 Pad & Yamaha GX1 Strings by Blofeld Waldorf emulation ... live demo."

EDP GNAT SN 401335

via this auction

DEMO: Korg OASYS Mod 7 VPM (FM)-synthesizer part 1 - preset sounds

Published on Oct 14, 2015 renevanderwouden

"The MOD-7 includes six oscillators which combine simultaneous VPM (aka FM), Waveshaping, and ring modulation, plus a PCM oscillator, noise generator, audio input, two multi-mode filters, three 2-in/1-out mixers, and an input main mixer – with a patch panel for routing them together."


DEMO: Korg OASYS Mod 7 (VPM) FM-synthesizer part 2 - more VPM (aka FM) preset sounds

Published on Oct 14, 2015

"The MOD-7 includes six oscillators which combine simultaneous VPM (aka FM), Waveshaping, and ring modulation, plus a PCM oscillator, noise generator, audio input, two multi-mode filters, three 2-in/1-out mixers, and an input main mixer – with a patch panel for routing them together."

MacBeth Elements Jam 004

Published on Oct 14, 2015 verstaerker

"MacBeth Elements Jam 004 - using some Lemur template as sequencer and added some beats on the Sonic potions LXR"

All parts here.

Electribe 2 - Second Try

Published on Oct 14, 2015 millolab

"Here my second 4 bar loop. Let me know what you think.
Used the Volca Sample for additional percussions."

Erebus Dreadbox and others Night Jam 2

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Synthbug

"Playing and tweaking the Erebus Dreadbox triggered by the Roland JD-Xi. Master sync from is from the Roland TR-8 sending clock to the Elektron Octatrack to the JD-Xi then notes sequenced from the JD-Xi are sent to the Erebus. This is more of a practice Jam just to get a feel for the Erebus since it is one of the newest members of my setup.

Same Jam as previous video but recording again with higher quality audio. Performed a little different. This is just a Jam feeling things out."

Roland Juno-106 Quick Jam

Published on Oct 14, 2015 gstormelectro

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

Short minimal jam. 3 parts synth with no overdubs, and no drums mucking about this time. Little reverb, little delay from Big Sky and Timefactor. Thanks for watching, be sure to subscribe."

Dave Smith Instruments Retires their First Synth, the Evolver, the Mopho Series, and the Tetra

It's hard to believe it, but Dave Smith is retiring the Evolver, his first new hardware synth under the DSI brand, along with the Mopho series and the Tetra. The discontinuation of the Evolver marks the end of an era. I'm actually the proud owner of Evolver SN #132! I remember the excitement when Dave Smith re-entered the hardware synthesizer scene with the Evolver. It offered four oscillators, two digital with waveforms from the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet-VS, two analog, Curtis analog filters, effects, and four sequencers that could drive each oscillator separately as well as a multitude of destinations. It was, and still is, an incredibly powerful synthesizer. I snatched mine when it was first released.

via Dave Smith Instruments:

"We’re retiring some of our much-loved but mature products — namely, Mopho, Mopho Keyboard, Mopho Keyboard SE, Tetra, and Evolver. While each of these instruments is something of a classic in its own right, and each has found its place in countless studio recordings and stage performances, a time comes when every good synth deserves its place in the great electronic retirement community in the sky.

If you ever wanted to add any of these highly-regarded instruments to your arsenal, get them now before they’re gone. Find a DSI dealer here or contact"

As always be sure to check with the dealers on the right!

Hans & Clint | Masters At Work

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Moog Music Inc

"A view inside the personal studios and creative processes of acclaimed film composers, Hans Zimmer and Clint Mansell.

Hans Zimmer:

Clint Mansell:

Moog Music:"

The Sleeper Awakes - Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Demo

Published on Oct 14, 2015 EmptyVessel

"Original composition. All sounds from the P600, no midi.
Follow on:
Soundcloud -
Facebook -
Enquiries for beta testing, patch design, demos -

Video is public domain NASA footage of earth from the International Space Station with effects applied.
Vocal sample is from a public domain reading of The Sleeper Awakes by H.G.Wells
All editing, composition and sound design by Greg Cole/EmptyVessel - all rights reserved.

EmptyVessel/SYNTHDemo single synth album coming soon..."

Patching the Buchla

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Todd Barton

"Beginning with a 258 oscillator going to the 267e Bandpass Filter. Sequencing from the 250e to Freq and Mod of the 267e. Eventually, re-routing the signal through the 296e and voltage controlling a couple of specific bandwidths and morphing between Levels A and B of the 296e."

SoundForce Minimoog-style MIDI Controller - SFC-Mini on Kickstarter

The SoundForce SFC-Mini prototype posted here is now on Kickstarter, available in a variety of cool colors.

"The SoundForce SFC-Mini is a USB controller for your Mini-style synthesizer plugins. USB-powererd, class compliant (plug&play) and compatible with Win/Mac/iPad. Get hands-on control of your software synthesizer and bridge the gap between hardware and software!"

Full details including pricing through the different award levels on Kickstarter here.

Smomid Universe. A Network of Instruments

Published on Oct 14, 2015 nicnut210

"The Smomid Universe is a network of several midi devices that are primarily used as musical instruments. All instruments in this family utilize the same technology and mostly the same sensors, but are scaled for different applications, sizes and methods of interfacing.

The Smomid is a guitar-like interface, the Pyramidi is a triangular box-like interface and the Smoment is a table top guitar type interface.

More information about this project can be found at:"

Roland Aira Eurorack System-1m with the FX-modules in 9U 126HP case

Published on Oct 14, 2015 creativegallerysynth

"From left to right:
Upper row: Roland Scooper, System-1m, Bitrazer
Middle row: Roland Torcido, system-1m, Demora,
Lower Row: Tiptop uZeus, ALM pam’s workout, Doepfer A-160/161, A-180-2, A-160-5, A-186, MI Peaks (drums), Tiptop MA808 (hihat) A-138a (controlling 160-5), A-180-2, A-155, A-180-2, A-138b (leftaudio), A-138b (rightaudio), Intellijel uJACK (6.3 jacks L+R en Headphone out)
Upper two rows have one special PSU (+12V 5A) for all Roland units.
Roland System 1-m in middle row will be replaced by Roland System 500 when available.
No external FX.
(i think the video is just one beat behind the audio..)
All just for inspiration."

Novation Circuit - Development from a seed sown on a plane -CALC-

Published on Oct 14, 2015 -CALC-

"On a flight from Budapest to Italy a little idea formed in the Novation Circuit. It had let me "Start Something" :o) This is a work-in-progress development of that idea.
This was recorded at the end of a long time on the road. there is more work to be done on the track but there should be a completed full Circuit version up soon." Box 4 Sequencer Pack w/ Minibrute

Published on Oct 14, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"Forever configurable Box 4 MU modular. This round, the Voice of Saturn 10-step analog sequencer and the Dotcom Q171 quantizer."

midiSTEPs for iPad: sequencing music apps (iMini, iSEM, iElectribe and Sampletank)

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Marcus Padrini

"First jam with the new midiSTEPs midi sequencer for iPad. Here I am playing with iElectribe (receiving midi clock only), Sampletank (two channels, for bass and strings), Arturia iMini and Arturia iSem (synths). It is great for controlling MIDI hardware too."

midiSTEPs - midi step sequencer toy - Arthur Kerns
SampleTank - IK Multimedia
iMini Synthesizer - Arturia
iSEM Synthesizer - Arturia


Published on Oct 14, 2015 Kinetik Laboratories

"ILL-LOGIC is a stand alone compact system with semi-modular structure. It can be used to generate complex sound textures. Using 4mm banana plugs it offers great functional flexibility and small footprint. It has 12 knobs, 22 connection points, two switches and a red led that reflects the behavior of the noise generator.

The input plugs accept any output allowing you to experience the most of its sonic potential.


Loquelic Iteritas -Damp Function Experimenting.

Published on Oct 14, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Discovering , with the right pitch difference between the 2 oscillators, how the Damp function can create a useful doubling effect."

Roland System100 Model 101 SN 511153

via this auction

"Condition: Powers on and all keys working good. all sliders and knobs seem to be working correctly. I am not a professional on this synth. you can watch the video below and see how this unit works. there is no overt damage or broken keys. some age and wear. no missing or brokend knobs or sliders. this unit has been in storage a long time and will need some service and cleaning perform optimally so please take that into account when bidding. you can hear my dog howling a bit here and there - that is not part of the synth sounds."

Studio Electronics SE-1X SN 3580

via this auction

MIDIbox MB6582 SID Synth

via this auction

"This has 8 x 8580 Chips installed. It's fully tested and working 100% as it should."

Simmons Drum Synth SDS 2000 SN 000850

via this auction

"The 100 year Dream" on KORG (EMX)

Published on Oct 14, 2015 j j

Roland Juno-106 + Akai S900

Published on Oct 14, 2015 gstormelectro

"All Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2015

Chill out to this little jam. Getting to know my Beatstep Pro, some effects from Strymon you-know-what and Eventide you-know-that-one-too. If the beats sound is familiar, I loaded some TR-606 samples into the S900."

Nord Sample Editor - How to easily create your own samples

Published on Oct 14, 2015 NordKeyboards

Thought this was pretty cool. Instead of having to record each octave separately, you can record them all at once. Curious what happens to the scaling if you record random tones. I'm guessing it just scales each tone one octave and then switches over to the next tone.

"See how quickly you can create your own sample and transfer it to your Nord keyboard using the Nord Sample Editor. Download the Nord Sample Editor for free and create your own samples today!

Download the Nord Sample Editor for here:"

VGM #53: Firelink Shrine (Dark Souls)

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Ace Waters

"Done for the upcoming GameLark Records Vol. I, I did this dark, heavy, atmospheric cover of the Firelink Shrine music from Dark Souls. Prepare to die."

KORG monotribe - Behind the mask

Published on Oct 14, 2015 Masami Hashimoto

"Use, KORG monotribe, MicroKORG XL, Apple Logic.
オケは全てKORG monotribeを使用、ボーカルはmicro KORG XLで歌ってます。"

Roland Introduces Stand-Alone Versions of Aira Software Synthesizer Plugins

Published on Oct 14, 2015 RolandChannel

Sounds of the Roland Software Synthesizer Plugins
Roland SH-101 Software Synthesizer plugin
SH-2 Software Synthesizer plugin
PROMARS Software Synthesizer plugin
SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer plugin
SYSTEM-100 Software Synthesizer plugin

For those that wanted the software but not the System-1/System-1m hardware, it looks like Roland has answered your call.

"Now you can add the classic SH-101, SH-2, PROMARS, SYSTEM-100, and new AIRA SYSTEM-1, made by Roland, to your arsenal of software instruments. These five software synths stand apart from other synth plugins due to Roland’s acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology. ACB gets down to the circuit level, analysing every junction and component to produce a faithful recreation like no other. This technology fuses warm, classic synth tones with new crisp and modern sounds that live and breathe – just like the originals.

All Roland Software Synthesizers are available as a limited time free trial, and for download at the links below. Now is your chance to grab that synth that you always wish you had, or find out why the original synthesizers have become icons in the instrument world. Available in VST and AU plugin format, for Mac and PC.

For more information, videos and sound clips, please visit our Software Synthesizer Page at

These Roland Software Synthesizers are also available as SYSTEM-1 Plug-Outs. Learn more about Plug-Out technology at the links below:


Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (COVER Jam)

Published on Oct 13, 2015 starshipfive

"No copyright infrigement intented.
Used for the purpose of criticism and education.

This is a Synth Jam based in Axel F Theme by Harold Faltermeyer.
It's not quite the original, neither isn't intentend to be.

Background track sequenced on Cubase, passed then to Roland SP-606 and then trigged on it.

Main sounds played in the following synths:

Roland JP-8000
Yamaha AN1x
Roland V-Synth OS2, + Access Virus TI2 Desktop (connected via MIDI together)
Kurzweil K2000 triggering Roland D-550
Kurzweil PC3 triggering Yamaha EX5R + Yamaha FS1r + Cheetah MS6
#2 Yamaha AN1x triggering Roland JD-990"

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