MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Neorev - Work In Progress (Studio Jam Clip #1)

Published on Oct 26, 2015 NEOREVmusic

"Here's a little clip of me just having a bit of fun in my studio..."

Korg MS50 Analog Synthesizer SN 191226

via this auction

"The synth is fully functional, and besides a missing jack nut and some tape residue on the top of the unit it's in great cosmetic shape too."

Inflic 6 Oct 2015

Published on Oct 26, 2015 A.DAPT

DSI / Roger Linn Tempest

Roland MX-1 VER.1.04 Ableton Live integration, performed by Kink

Published on Oct 26, 2015 RolandChannel

"Roland’s AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer can now control Ableton Live The collaboration was unveiled at ADE 2015, with an exclusive performance from KiNK, who was only too happy to test the new hookup. Watch KiNK launch Ableton Live clips and scenes from the MX-1, as well as controlling effect sends and recording automation. Super-fast and intuitive workflow that brings together the best of both worlds."

Flora and Fauna

Published on Oct 26, 2015 IMHUL
Re-Published on Feb 11, 2018 IMHUL

"Creating a touch interface from a plant for controlling a drone synthesizer software patch."

Yamaha Reface CS Synth Review

Published on Oct 26, 2015 AskAudio Mag

"Matt Vanacoro from Ask.Audio gives the new Yamaha Reface CS synthesizer a thorough work out, showing some of its best features in this video review."

Yamaha Reface YC in action

Published on Oct 26, 2015 AskAudio Mag

GESTA X KODEK @ Erica Synths Lab

Published on Oct 26, 2015 Erica Synths

"Modular techno jams.
Stay tuned for more!"

Electric Dream: Twelve Instruments ⚡︎ One Girl

Published on Oct 26, 2015 Clara Venice

"'Electric Dream' now available on iTunes ⚡︎


Go behind the scenes with me at the National Music Centre as I record my newest EP, "Electric Dream" using some rare electronic instruments from their collection (and one not-so-rare instrument from mine!)


Instruments used:

1. Chime-a-tron
2. Linn LM-1
3. Oberheim Four Voice
4. Buchla Lighting
5. EMS Synthi Hi-Fli
6. Stylophone
7. RCA Theremin
8. Ableton Live
9. Oberheim OB-Xa
10. T.O.N.T.O.
11. Hammond Novachord
12. Neumann U-87 "

Moog Memorymoog 6 Voice Polyphonic Vintage Synthesizer SN 2444

via this auction

"This 6 voice polyphonic monster was rescued from storage, unplayed for likely decades, and whipped into incredible shape by the service department at Midwest Music Menders in Brookfiled, IL. This is serial number 2444, fully stock from the factory, with no onboard MIDI modifications. The wooden cabinet and aluminum show only minor wear and a few scattered dings, and the panels is fully clean and clear. All pots and buttons are working marvelously.

The sound, though. This synth is huge: 18 CEM3340 oscillator chips, 3 per voice, form the core of this instrument. The Memorymoog is full of Curtis chips, with the exception, of course, of 6 classic 24db/oct Moog low pass filters. The Autotune sequence is fully functioning, displaying “6 TUNED” after about 30 seconds. The ROM version on this instrument is likely 2.2, as the display shows “83” in front panel test mode, and this version is not fitted with the MIDI upgrade.

This Memorymoog was thoroughly serviced, including cleaning of all panel knobs and switches. Two pots were replaced: the master Tune knob and the Frequency knob for Oscillator 3. Two ICs on the Demux board were replaced. All capacitors on the panel boards were replaced. The instrument was then calibrated and tuned after an adequate burn in period. This synth likely plays and sounds as great as it did new, if not better!"

Mini LEGO Minimoogs

via @moogmusicinc, via @grobie

"I made Mini LEGO Minimoogs. Say that 5 times fast."

Update: More pics here and you can vote for them becoming an official LEGO kit here!

Details from LEGO Ideas:

"Go retro-analog with these miniaturized versions of the classic Minimoog synthesizer! The Model D (left) and the Voyager Old School (right) are both represented in a small display set that would look great on the shelf of any synth geek, electronics buff, or general music lover.

In 1970, Bob Moog's company revolutionized the synthesizer industry once again by incorporating elements of his monumental Moog Modular in an all-in-one portable package, enabling electronic musicians to easily bring these spectacular sounds onstage. The iconic Model D and its subsequent revisions defined the sound of bass and lead sounds in pop and rock music for decades. In 2002, along with the resurgence of retro synthesis, Moog repackaged the Minimoog into a new model, the Voyager. The Voyager "Old School" is the model depicted here.

The control panels are not intended to be a one-to-one reproduction of the control panels of these instruments, which would be practically impossible at this scale. Instead, I chose to simply suggest the knobs and switches and panel prints with simple elements. The design of the side panels closely resembles that of the original models: metallic on the Model D and wood-grain on the Voyager Old School. Both synths sit on simple Lego recreations of an X-style keyboard stand.

Another detail of note is the accurate representation of the keyboard. Many piano and organ builds do not accurately reflect the pattern of black keys in alternating groupings of 2 and 3, but I found a way to achieve this with a combination of a could hinge elements oriented in different directions. These all reside atop white grille tiles, but utilizing hidden jumper tiles to achieve the most correct proportion possible.

Possible project updates include additional Minimoog models and refinements. Models of synths or keyboards from other manufacturers will likely merit their own projects.

Synth lovers unite, and help make these recreations a reality! They look great on my desk, and they'd certainly look great on yours!"


Published on Oct 26, 2015 AudioCubes by PERCUSSA

"Video featuring new SYNTHOR digital modular synthesizer for wireless audiocubes by Percussa. Synthesizer modules used in this video are oscillators (green cubes), noise generator (cyan cube), DC level generator (red cube), output and FX section (yellow cube). Learn more about SYNTHOR and audiocubes at"

playing the synthesizer

Published on Oct 26, 2015 tsuyosynth

Novation Ultranova.

Droner // Motus

Droner // Motus from TZM Creative Lab on Vimeo.

See this post for details.

Roland AIRA System-1 Artist Profiles - Lamar Mitchell, John Whitt Jr, & Cielo

Published on Oct 26, 2015

"Lamar Mitchell talks about the SYSTEM-1

Learn more about the SYSTEM-1 at"

John Whitt Jr with AIRA SYSTEM-1

Published on Oct 26, 2015

"Keyboardist John Whitt Jr goes through some of his favorite SYSTEM-1 presets."

AIRA SYSTEM-1 with Cielo

Published on Oct 26, 2015 Roland U.S.

"Roland AIRA gear installed into the popular Cielo Club in NYC. A state-of-the-art music venue specializing in electronic dance music. DJ Steve Tek talks to us about using the AIRA gear by resident and guest DJs live.

Learn more about AIRA at:

Follow the Cielo Club on Twitter"

Moog Mother 32 Sound Overview

Published on Oct 26, 2015 AskAudio Mag

"Have a look and listen to the Moog Mother 32 synthesizer in action."

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Keyboard: Digital Pad I

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Sacred Synthesis

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evover Keyboard: Digital Pad II

"Another all-Evolver improvisation. This is a free, meandering theme-less piece meant primarily to demonstrate a sound - a classic Evolver-esque ice cold pad with lots of sparkling digital aliasing. The high pass filter is used at the beginning and several times during the piece to give the music a distant effect. Towards the end (9:35), a bright forte patch in the bass enters, which, as usual, consists of the Evolver Desktop controlled by the Hammond XPK 200L pedalboard. The Lexicon drenches the music with reverb throughout.

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard
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

See the new official Dave Smith Instruments Forum:"

Robotspeak's Northern California Synth Meet Performances 2015

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Dmitri SFC

"Video documentation of the performances held at Vinyl Dreams for the synth meet."

Doug Lynner and the first Serge commercially sold after 6:17. The Mystery Serge.

Loudnesss War Explained by Happy Nerding

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Happy Nerding

Watch your volume levels at :30!

"LED Meter shows the difference between 20 dB vs 2 dB of dynamic range."

Blippo just out of the Box

Published on Oct 26, 2015 Todd Barton

"Just got a Rob Hordijk Blippo box recently and finally got around to exploring it today. Amazing instrument!! Can't wait to dig in deeper!"

MOOG SOURCE "Miscreant"

"(c) vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
all sounds and drums: Moog Source Analog Synthesizer from the year 1981
recording: multi-track without MIDI"

Vintage Yamaha SY-1 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Yamaha SY-1 monophonic analog synth in great working order. This was the first portable synthesizer Yamaha ever produced. Features 28 preset sounds, and an array of synthesis capabilities."

Moog Sonic Six Pro Restored

via this auction

" For your consideration this Moog Sonic Six. It just got back from Syntaur here in Texas and is both looking and sounding fantastic. The synth is in great cosmetic condition. I have photo documented the following blemishes with photo's above. The two sliders to the left of the keyboard are non-original. On the leftmost slider of that pair there is a slight dent in the metal housing along the slider opening. Three knobs are scuffed. All of the knobs are original. The case has very few scratches but the hardware is showing signs of rust. The rust is on the surface and is not effecting their strength or functionality.

There is plenty of info on this synth on the web but here are my thoughts on what I like about it.
The Sonic Six's strongest attribute is its unique layout. Its unlike any synth I know of and encourages experimentation. There are pairs of audio and modulation sources that can be blended creating unique waveforms out of the triangle, saw, and pulse waves available. These can be used as audio sources and CV sources. The amp section can be triggered by these complex waves making for some interesting rhythm patterns. There are two noise sources, a ring modulator, and audio in. Its great having the synth integrated in the carrying case (one of the reasons I think its in such good shape) I didn't think I'd be interested in the speaker but I found myself using it multiple times when I wanted to play somewhere other than my studio.

Here's a list of the work recently performed
*recapped power supply
*cleaned all pots
*cleaned all switches
*rebuilt power switch
*cleaned and repaired all knobs
*replaced Osc A "Quality" pot
* installed new speaker
*tuned and calibrated"

Vangelis Chromatique played on Yamaha AN1X synthesizer & Roland Integra 7

Published on Oct 25, 2015 silverlight2004db

"My cover of Chromatique by Vangelis from the album Opera Sauvage.
The lead sound is being played on the Yamaha AN1X synthesizer while the other sounds are from the Roland Integra 7 which is being controlled by the Casio PX5S keyboard. Hope you enjoy it!"

AVP Synth PolyRhythm - dual analog filters+phaser processing hardware synthesizers (Official demo)

Published on Oct 26, 2015 Avp Synth

"This video unveils the potential of AVP Synth PolyRhythm - dual analog filters + phaser desktop unit.

PolyRhythm is processing the following hardware synthesizers:
- Korg MS2000 (virtual-analog synthesizer)
- Roland Juno 60 (DCO analog polyphonic synthesizer)
- Korg Mono/Poly (VCO analog monophonic synthesizer)

Recording is done in Mono, 24 bit/48000hz recorded directly into a soundcard.
No effects, compression or EQ was applied.
Note: please check your volume settings before listening as it is quite loud. It is made to capture the whole frequency spectrum of the PolyRhythm.


AVP Synth is a Russian brand manufacturing synthesizers and drum machines, as well as other audio related products.

PolyRhythm – dual analog filters + phaser box. It has two voltage controlled filters and a low-frequency oscillator made from authentic Soviet components. It has 8 knobs, 5 switches and 2 buttons with which you can control the parameters of the sound. Both filters are made of components and circuitry in accordance with well-known Soviet synthesizers, produced in the USSR back in the 1980s.

- Method of signal processing: Analog
- Voltage Controlled Filters (VCF): two types - POLY and RHYTHM
- The low frequency oscillator (LFO): one - triangle
- Audio inputs: two; mono jack socket for 6.3mm
- Audio outputs: three; mono jack socket for 6.3mm
- CV inputs: two; mono jack socket for 6.3mm
- Controls: 8 knobs, 5 switches, 2 buttons
- Plastic black case
- Weight: 1kg
- Dimensions: L33xW87xH55 (cm)
- Power supply: 12V AC power adapter (supplied)

Price: 220 EUR
EXPRESS Shipping: Europe - 40 EUR, USA - 50 EUR.

Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Game Music & Sound Compilation in HD - TI TMS9919 chip

Published on Oct 26, 2015 MrCaliforniaD

"Played on a original 8-bit Texas Instruments TI-99/4A computer."

Super Mario Bros 3 - Level 1-2 (Nintendo Music) - Roland JUPITER 4

Published on Oct 26, 2015 MrCaliforniaD

"Recorded on a original Roland Jupiter 4 modified with MIDI I/O"

Modal Electronics 001 Sounds

Published on Oct 26, 2015 sonicstate

"We have another video coming shortly with Modal Electronics to show its features. In the mean time, here's a selection of sounds"

Olegtron 4060 meets Sonic Potions Penrose!

Published on Oct 26, 2015 Olli Suorlahti

"It's not just the color schemes that match when you bring Olegtron 4060 and Sonic Potions Penrose quantizer together! This video shows one example how 4060 can be patched to control Penrose with CV and trigger signals. Thought 4060 was musical already? Well, now it's in tune too!"

Audio Damage Odio and IOS Apps: Ep1 - Sugar Bytes Turnado

Published on Oct 26, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This is the first video about Audio Damage Eurorack Module Odio and IOS Stuff. In this video, I connected my iPad with Sugar Bytes Turnado App to the Audio Damage Odio Module. I want to show you how easy IOS Effects integrates into EuroRack Modular Synthesizers.

Odio is a 2-in 2-out USB audio interface that runs at modular audio levels, designed primarily for use with iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Easily integrate iPad effects and instruments in to your modular rig for live performance or sketchpad recording, or use a Microsoft Surface Pro or netbook and a simple host to use VST plug-in effects as inserts in your modular...

Sugar Bytes Turnado iPad Edition is available here:

This is the first video about a Sample Library from UVI.
WaveRunner Orange is part of the WaveRunner Collection from UVI

Based on the modern flagship wavetable synthesizers famed in the 90's and 00's, WaveRunner Orange delivers the modern sound of wavetable synthesis covering the gamut from lush bells to violent and evolving tones.

03- The Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12 Oscillators Part 2

Published on Oct 26, 2015 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the oscillators of the Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12.

Have a dollar or two you want to throw at synthesis education?"

All parts here.

Loquelic Telharmonic

Published on Oct 26, 2015 creativegallerysynth

"2 Voices:
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas, partly through 4ms SMR.
Make Noise Telharmonic

Sequencing: Doepfer A-155
Drums: Mutable Instruments Peaks.
Panning & Mixing: Intellijel Dubmix.
Case: Custom 3x 126HP
FX: Tiptop audio Z-DSP, Halls of Valhalla"

natlab orbit drone

Published on Oct 26, 2015

"NatLab orbit drone
is a complex noise drone sound generator
6 oscillators fast clock with filters
which is to modify .with patch cables.

laboratory style

of its creators. of no more difficult or impossible to buy Fertas synth

NatLab orbit drone. was created in Amstredam in Netherlands

with great respect to the Netherlands Natlap of Philips Research Laboratories

where digitaale music

as Dance / techno / electro /

was born in 1914 until now"

Elektron Analog Rytm Techno Electro House Minimal

Published on Oct 26, 2015 andyeduk

"Elektron Analog Rytm - Some examples of Techno, Electro, House, Minimal - Whatever you call it.. Electronic music.

Great machine and the filters, bottom end are amazing..

If you get chance to play around with one then do :)"

x0xb0x [TB303 Clone] Modifications

Published on Oct 26, 2015 midierror

"Beefed up x0xb0x thanks to the Subatomic glue guide. Lots of easy bends, and quite comfortable to house everything."


Buchla Music Easel - Sound Sketch #09

Published on Oct 26, 2015 ozashikiTECHNO

"Buchla Music Easel Synthesizer Demo
with Strymon blueSky (shimmer)
Effector: Strymon blueSky, El Capistan
Recorder: Fostex MR-8mkII"

All parts:

Buchla Easel Sequencing

Published on Oct 26, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Playing live with the Easel's Sequencer."

Loopy Masterpiece: Playback

Published on Oct 26, 2015 ATastyPixel

Interesting insight on the development of Loopy Masterpiece.

"I've just finished working on Loopy's audio playback system, which streams the various layers that make up a track from disk. This episode I'm talking about how that works, and how I'm handling quality control."

iTunes: Loopy HD - A Tasty Pixel - note Loopy Masterpiece is in development.  Loopy HD is the currently release looper from A Tasty Pixel.

KORG Liverpoolかんたん操作ガイド

Published on Oct 25, 2015 KORGINC


Formanta Polivoks vs Korg MS20 synthesizer session

Published on Oct 25, 2015 alternatingbitmusic

"Polivoks sequenced via MPC500. Just a fun jam session for the evening."

Space Western (Roland Boutique JU-06/JX-03,Reface DX,Korg Volca)

Published on Oct 25, 2015 Metatron's Cube

"Time,12:00 noon universal space time. The place, frontier town on Ganymede( Jupiter, and the solar systems largest moon). You called out the "Dalton Gang" for cheating in a hand of poker, and now it's time to collect. Lets see how they fancy our new mechanized armored suit. These mag-lev train robbers have finally met their match.
Somehow, the Yamaha reface DX was able to make a harmonica sounding patch...and it had to be used. Joined by a few Korg Volcas and Roland Boutiques. Thanks for watching and listening!
Gear list:
Roland Boutique JU-06 (Strymon BigSky)
Roland Boutique JX-03 (DigiTech Polara Reverb‎)
Yamaha Reface DX
Korg Volca Keys (TCE HoF reverb/Korg Kp3 pad)
Korg Volca Bass (Kp2 mini)
Akai XR-20
Arturia Beatstep Pro x2
Behringer Eurorack Pro/Ultragain Pro rack units
BBE MaxCom rack unit
Audacity (recording)
Slate Digital VTM/VMR
Presonus One ver2 (mastering)"

Patch n Tweak

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