MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Moog Mother-32 (x3) - Tribute to Seb's Mos-Lab Demo

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Genshi Media Group

"This is a very rough and sloppily played tribute to seb17320's excellent 'Mos-Lab 15 demo' video. I wanted to see if I could pull-off something close using three Moog Mother-32s. The playing is really rough (due to attempting to play a solo on the little buttons instead of keys) the sequence is not very close to the original, and the video editing in general is crap (I couldn't figure out how to do Seb's 4-way split screen) but I hope everyone can appreciate the spirit that this demo was intended in! Seb's original video can be found here (I highly recommend watching it) -" [posted here]

Spook House (Circuit, Tom Cat & MF Drive)

Published on Oct 28, 2015 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
Circuit is playing bass, lead & percussion. Tom Cat is playing Kick, snare & clap and is route thru the Moog MF Drive pedal for more distortion & filtering. Everything is recorded into Logic with some compression, EQ and reverb."

VOLTLIFE: Verbos HO weird vocoder

Published on Oct 28, 2015 voltlife

"By feeding a sound source into a multi-band filter, taking each band's output into an envelope follower and then using the resulting envelopes to control the Verbos Harmonic Oscillator's individual harmonics, you can create a very vague approximation to a vocoder. In most cases the filter's bands won't match the frequencies of the HO (and in my case I used a Serge Resonant EQ, which definitely doesn't), so it won't create a very intelligible vocal sound. However, the input will indeed control the timbral dynamics of the HO's output, producing very interesting tones out of complex inputs."

Synthoma Elkorus V3 SN 2140

via this auction

"This unit can take a thin digital sawtooth oscillator and transform it into a swelling chorusy string synth that would make Vangellis proud. It's based on the classic sounds of iconic string synths of the 70's such as the Solina, Roland RS505, Yamaha SS330, Korg Lamda, and so on!

If you've got a soft spot for that classic string sound, but don't have the space for any of the above mentioned beastly analog synths, this little rack unit makes a great addition to the studio. Its what convinced me to sell a few string synths and it can make my micro-brute sound like a Roland RS-09."

Roland System 100 (Model 101) Keyboard SN 511173

via this auction

"Roland System 100 Keyboard. Its in amazing shape, just had it professionally serviced at the Analog Lab in Long Island City. All knobs, sliders and keys were checked, cleaned and the synth has had a full calibration and cleanup done. There are no double triggering keys or noisy pots on this one! The unit itself is in great cosmetic condition as well, built like a tank, these were truly made to last. If you're reading this far you probably don't need a formal introduction to this bass monster. This synth IS what people would be referring to as the "Roland Sound" when talking analog synths, it has a pure rich quality and is often compared to something like the TB303. The rare diode ladder filter and oscillator combo are what gives it a unique analog punch and warmth. The patch points on the front panel and the CV IN/OUT make it a great keyboard to interface with Eurorack systems."

ElectroComp Synthesizer Model 101

via this auction

"So, this is my ElectroComp 101 Synthesizer, Made by Electronic Music Labs. Inc. in Vernon Connecticut. These were out on sale in 1972. I guess one of the most important things you should know is it works. There are some flaws to this particular item and i will get to that, but as far as all of the controllers and effects everything seems to be in order. I picked this up about a month ago at an auction, I didn't have any chance to meet the previous owner and find out if it had any imperfections so i just had to inspect it myself. PLEASE CHECK THE PICTURES THOROUGHLY. The first thing i noticed was light scratching on the the top and back of the wooden box and the handle was replaced by some rope and electrical tape. Then i saw that ONE LATCH (the one on the right side) was missing its top piece, Along with a small chunk of wood. _ I opened it up, and set it up and found the next defect.. The input to the main control panel from the base (keyboard panel) was not in its proper place and had been rigged up through a self made hole in the top panel. This PREVENTS The Keyboard Section to Be detached from the top control panel.>the wires are connected and the panel has to be opened up to disconnect or It obviously can be fixed and put back to its proper place... OK . So now that i got most of that out of the way, here's the good news. It's an excellent ride. I plugged the power cord into an outlet and ran the ElectroComp 101 Through my amp. The light came on when i flicked the switch. It took a while, but i came to find out that EVERY KNOB, EVERY SWITCH, EVERY KEY ON THE KEYBOARD WORKS. AND IT'S AWESOME."

EML ElectroComp 101 Synthesizer SN 799

via this auction

"Legendary analog synth from EML, Vernon,CT. Number 799 out of 1000 made. All electronics recently restored to spec. All functions working. This synth sounds amazing. Housing has some dings and scratches. Some keyboard bushings could do with replacing down the road.

Toyo Gakki Ult Sound ds-4 Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

Cocky Peas

Published on Oct 28, 2015 MrSharps02

"it has been a while since i did a thing.

modular + octatrck + a bit of analog four, and some frantic beat juggling and pattern changing."


Published on Oct 28, 2015 KilpatrickAudio

"Here is a very quick introduction to PHENOL showing a typical experimental patch and explaining the main features and ease of use."

Yamaha DX Reface Demo Song Digital Breeze By PolyEvolver

Published on Oct 28, 2015 James McCulloch

"Please enjoy this track I made using nothing but the Yamaha DX Reface, a simple TR808 and no external effects. This shows off just how much sound can be created with the 4OP FM synthesizer."

Macbeth Micromac-D 3 OSC Analogue Semi-Modular

via this auction

MIDIbox SEQ V4 and BLM16x16+X New Case Demo

Published on Oct 28, 2015 ucapps

"This video is a tribute to Andy aka. Latigid On who created a sophisticated PCB and Case which finally (after more than 5 years!) allows to build a BLM16x16+X for their MIDIbox SEQ V4.

Further details in the MIDIbox Forum:"

Det 9. norske analoge synthtreffet 2015

Published on Oct 28, 2015 WintherStormer

"Videoreportasje fra det 9. norske analoge synthtreffet i Oslo lørdag 17. oktober 2015.
A short video report from the 9th Norwegian analog synth gathering in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday, October 17th, 2015."

DreamsOfWires - Laplace Resonator Synth (iPad)

Published on Oct 28, 2015 DreamsOfWires

iTunes: Laplace - Resonator Synthesizer - iceWorks, Inc.

"Someone asked me what apps I have/like/use, so I thought I'd do some videos featuring them in the future. Besides, I'm broke and having to sell some of my hardware instruments, so it'll probably do me good to investigate bankrupt-proof music making possibilities. Among the many apps I've been impressed with is Laplace. This video does nothing to demonstrate the kind of resonant sounds that the app does best, but I was just messing around with it and this fell out. So I recorded it. No additional effects or post-processing was used, just its arpeggiator, built-in reverb and delay. The patch was made by me, starting from a new, empty patch.

The video is of the Imperial War museum at Duxford (UK). Sorry about the wonky horizons, it weren't my fault, the world kept moving.

The hot, steaming noodles are courtesy of Thailand and contain no musical content."

Octave Cat SRM 1 CV Controlled

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Zaphyd

"Independent control voltage for vco1 and filter cv. Playing the Cat duophonic."

Din Sync to Release RE-303 - New Roland TB-303 Clone PCBs

RE-303 - its not a clone, its a replica

Published on Oct 28, 2015 phono1337

"more info at"

It looks like Din Sync is coming out with a new DIY "replica" clone of the TB-303. There have been plenty of emulations of the 303, but only a handful of actual clones. There was the x0xb0x was based on the schematics of the original 303, Cyclone Analogic's TT-303, and most recently Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Bassline Synthesizer which I've been told has circuit boards that can be swapped into an original TB-303.

The FAQ via

"Ok ill start with a few obvious questions, feel free to ask more and I'll try to answer them for you.

Q: What is the RE-303?
A: the RE-303 is a replica of the Roland TB-303 motherboard and switchboard

Q: Why do we need yet another 303 knockoff?
A: There have been many clones, I honestly wanted to make a genuine replica. Now the dead TB-303's with broken motherboards can come back to life and new TB-303s can be born.

Q: Hasn't this been done already?
A: Actually no, not in the purest form. We've had the x0xb0x which sounded very close but didn't look the part. We've had the TT-303 which looks that part but is not a genuine replica of the original hardware. The RE-303 circuit boards have been made by dissecting a mint condition pristine TB-303 and manually recreating the board in CAD from the hardware rather than the service schematics. Every nuance and mistake in the hardware not in the service notes is recreated in the RE-303. It really is for all intents and purposes a TB-303. [Note: I was told the Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Bassline Synthesizer boards can be swapped]

Q: When can I get one?
A: As soon as they are ready, just post on the waiting list thread. By the nature of this project It's likely to be limited, so first come first served.

Q: What about kits?
A: This is likely to never happen sorry, this project is probably going to be the most hardcore DIY many have tried. But it will be worth the effort!

Q: What about rare parts, the VCA and CPU, memory chips, switches pots etc etc.
A: There currently exists many solutions for these today and I'm actively working on some as part of the project.

Q: How long will this all take?
A: How long is a piece of string?"

Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

Creamware Minimax ASB Polyphonic Minimoog Synth

via this auction

Yamaha DX Reface Demo (Digital Breeze)By PolyEvolver

"I made this entirely on the Yamaha DX Reface Synthesizer using only internal effects from the synth and finally a TR808 Drum Kit Sample set. It's a meandering song with little bits all over the place. The idea was to show what the DX Reface can do. THere's a lot going on here, hope you like it, Poly."

Serge synthesizer Top # 10 Facts

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Shailesh Rutujha

See this post for some pics from early Serge history, and this post for a talk on the history of Serge by Darrel Johansen.

Update: subtle clarification: I believe Serge left CalArts in 1973 prior to the 1973-74 academic year. The reference to 1974 in the video, and wikipedia, where it came from, is when he started producing kits commercially, not when he left.   Nothing major, but worth noting.

Advanced Patching with LxD

Published on Oct 28, 2015 MAKEN0ISE

"Using the LxD and an inverting mixer like the modDemix or MATHS, it is possible to achieve some sounds that go somewhat beyond what is typically expected of a low-pass gate. In this video we show how to use feedback patching to add additional resonance to LxD Channel 1, and how to put the two channels under voltage controlled inversion to achieve different filter types and animation thereof."

Hands On: Heavyocity C-Tools - Coil Synthesizer

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This is the second video about Heavyocity C-Tools Collection. In this video, i give some demo sounds about Coil Synthesizer.

Coil is an hybrid monosynth deigned especially for bass sounds. It uses digital FM and analog substractive synthesis techniques to produce a rich sound palette."

Blippo take Two

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Todd Barton

"Yesterday I did my first 'out of the Box' Blippo improv here:" [posted here]

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 18

Published on Oct 28, 2015 isvisible / isinvisible

"Working out a new track. - melodic - less melodic"

Roland TR606 mods demo

Published on Mar 4, 2015 Brunswick Synth

"TR606 mods -
-Trigger LEDs
-Bass Drum pitch
-Bass Drum cutoff frequency (goes really high and self oscillates)
-Snare Drum snappy
-Open hat decay
-Closed hat decay
-Noise and clock outputs (not shown)
-Battery back up mod

Volume pot is real scratchy on this one."

Buchla Music Easel in HD + Glitch Pizza Cat Visuals!

Published on May 27, 2015 ehafh

Over an hour of Buchla Music Easel bleeps and bloops with floating pizza & cats. If you can make it through you deserve a pizza, and a cat.

"Buchla Music Easel, watch in HD for 320kbps sound! - for updates and links to where i stream - for over 100 free netlabel releases CCBY"

Live Looping with Music Easel and Echoplex

Published on Jan 17, 2015 Brunswick Synth

"Improvising with the BMI Music Easel into and Oberheim Echoplex Pro. Playing in Cminor."

Buchla Music Easel, OP-1 & a radio

Published on Feb 11, 2015 Red Idiot

"The Buchla Music Easel does the main theme, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 does ambient arpeggios and the radio makes some noise through the Music Easel's aux input.

Performed live with a touch of reverb and delay to enhance the stereo image.

(I edited out the long middle part to not bore you too much)"

Buchla Music Easel - Sound Sketch #10

Published on Oct 28, 2015 ozashikiTECHNO

"Buchla Music Easel Synthesizer Demo
(Random Voltage Automatic Performance)
Effector: Strymon blueSky, El Capistan
Recorder: Fostex MR-8mkII"

All parts:

UVI Falcon Creative Hybrid Instrument

Published on Oct 28, 2015 UVI

"Falcon is an advanced and truly unlimited hybrid instrument, bringing together an extensive collection of cutting-edge oscillators, effects, modulators and event processors and delivering them in a workflow-adaptive and highly-scriptable environment. Falcon allows you to create and manipulate sound with unparalleled precision and finesse, from basic sample slicing and synth design to extravagantly modulated multitimbral hybrids. Falcon runs stand-alone or in your DAW as a plugin, is natively surround capable up to 10.2 channels, can take just about any sound you can throw at it for fuel (and some pictures, too) and is fully compatible with all UVI Powered instruments.

Falcon comes with an incredible collection of factory presets created by some of the most respected sound designers in the world. Tap them for instant gratification or to inspire your own sound design. Component presets are available for everything from oscillators and effects to modulation sequencers, allowing you to quickly explore options and find one that works, fast. Create your own presets for nearly any module and build custom libraries so you can easily recall ideas for future use.

As an added bonus, each Falcon license includes a $100 voucher good towards the purchase of any sound library at Enhance your Falcon experience immediately with one of our premium instruments like CS-M, or grab Mayhem of Loops for a massive fuel injection to your new sampling workstation.

Whether you're looking for a large package of new sounds and instruments to explore or a creative environment to realize efficient, reliable and sophisticated sound design with, Falcon is an innovative and powerful choice."

Yamaha DX7 IID - Performance patches

Published on Jul 29, 2013 roboticrealm

"The performance patches can now be downloaded here:

Yamaha DX7 IID (made in 1987) differs from the original DX7 (made in 1983) in that you can stack two patches on top of each other and make a performance patch. You can either stereo pan the two sounds left and right or have them both at the center. Here I demonstrate some of the performances that I've created from existing patches. The first performance sound however, was found on the instrument when I bought it. The sound at 1:00 is a sound I recieved, and made a perfomrance patch of, from Paul Mangru here on Youtube, that I've tweaked a little bit. The sound at 4:01 is a sound I've programmed myself.

Even though the DX7 is digital and excels at the typical FM electric piano sounds and bell sounds, it can sound pretty warm and analogue which you can hear when you listen to the pad sounds in this video.

I played the DX7 IID is without any additional effects.

If you want to hear my music please visit:"

Yamaha DX7 IID Performance patches with TC Electronic M350

Korg Poly-61 - Demo of a few patches

Published on Dec 11, 2014 roboticrealm

"Korg Poly-61
Analogue polyphonic synthesizer from 1982

FX: Roland Dep-5

This is a great and cheap analogue synth. It has 6 voices with 2 DCO's per voice. It has quite a dirty and gritty sound. I like it very much, and even if I don't use it as often as I used to, when I use it I use it mainly for arpeggios and lead sounds.

In this video my playing is kind of sloppy. I don't practice as much nowadays as I used to so I apologize for that. I hope you can still enjoy the sounds and get an idea of what kind of synth this is.

In my unit I installed CHD Electroservis Midi kit so I can thankfully hook it up with a computer."

Roland Alpha Juno - demo of some patches

Published on Sep 13, 2014 roboticrealm

"*UPDATE: The patches in this video can be found here:

Analogue synthesizer from 1986. Digitally controlled analogue oscillators (DCOs) with 6 voices, sub osc and a 24 dB analogue lowpass filter. A nice low bugdet synth that is perhaps not as good as a Juno 60 or a JX-8P but still pretty nice sounding. In this demo I use additional FX from TC Electronic M350. Enjoy!"

Yamaha AN1x - Some patches

Published on Feb 12, 2014 roboticrealm

"Yamaha AN1x

Digital virtual analog synthesizer from 1997.
Though not a true analog synth, and not as
"fat" (whatever that is) sounding I think this
synth is really inspiring and has an enourmous
range of different sounds.

All the patches you hear in this video I found
on the internet. I think I've only made about
two of them myself. So credit goes to all the
skilled programmers out there who programmed
these great sounds! With my video I just want
to show you what this synth sounds like.

Thanks for watching and listening! I hope you like it!

If you want to hear my music please visit:"

Yamaha AN1x - custom 80's patches

"These are some of the custom 80's patches I've programmed.
Download the patches here:"

Roland MKS 80 - A few patches

Published on Feb 14, 2014 roboticrealm

"Roland MKS 80
Super Jupiter
Analog polyphonic synth module
It's something like a Jupiter 6 or 8 in a module.

In this video the MKS 80 is controlled by a Roland JX 8P. About
70 % of the patches are my own and the rest was found on the synth module when I bought it. I know the camera angle could have been better, but I wanted to show a tiny bit of what I played and at the same time show you the module... I hope you like it!

Sorry for the sloppy playing. I'm not that good at improvising.

No additional effects were used.

If you want to hear my music please visit:"

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter - Favourite patches

KORG DW 8000 - A few patches

Published on May 26, 2013 roboticrealm

"Korg DW 8000 - Hybrid Synthesizer from 1985

Digital but with analogue filters. One of my favourite synths that I use on almost all my songs. A wide variety of sounds can be achieved, a few really exciting ones when using the delay. I use it when I need really fat leads, bells, brass, pads and odd, airy, spacy sounds. It can also be good for DX7-like bass sounds but I almost never use it for those type of sounds. When I need bass I mostly turn to my Polysix, Juno 60 or my Jupiter 4.
The DW 8000 is an amazing piece of gear and it's quite cheap!
Highly recommended!

The patches heard in this video are mostly sounds I've found on the web. A few sounds I've programmed myself.

Excuse my sloppy playing. I hope you enjoy the video! This is my first video for Youtube so please be kind!"

Roland JX-8P: favourite patches

Published on Jun 16, 2014 roboticrealm

"JX-8P Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer

No presets are used in this video.

Since I felt that my last JX-8P video was a bit inadequate I made another one. The patches you hear in this video were found on the internet and a few I've edited or programmed myself.

Since the JX-8P needs a little bit of effects to really shine I show you each sound with and without effects. On some sounds I use the Unison mode. I used +14 detune in that mode
(you can change that by hitting the Master Tune button).

I find the JX-8P to be best for pads.It's probably one of the best pad synths out there! It's also great for brass sounds and has good analogue type bell sounds. It also does lead sounds quite well. And with a little tweaking you can create quite good bass sounds.

Roland JX-8P is a 61-key, velocity and aftertouch sensitive, six-note polyphonic, fully analog synthesizer released by Roland in 1984. In a time of rising popularity of digital additive synthesis instruments, such as Yamaha DX7, JX-8P was marketed as best of both worlds: while it was possible to create classic analog synth sounds, several new modulation parameters and redesigned hardware enabled it to produce certain types of sounds
associated with FM synthesis, such as metallic percussion.

Listen to my music at:"

Roland JX8P demo - Custom patches

A few moments with the Roland Juno-60 - MIDIVERSE - TV

Published on Oct 28, 2015 MIDI-VERSE TV

"On this episode of MIDIVERSE - TV we're going to be sitting down with a Roland Juno 60 to see what sort of sounds we can get out of it. Stay tuned for a second part with the Juno 60 where we'll be checking out some of the preset sounds."

Song for mary / Analog techno

Published on Oct 28, 2015 dresseduplunch

"Jammed part of my analog technoish liveset

Mostly analog setup with the following equipment:
Drums: Jomox xbase 888
Synths: Moog Minitaur, DSI Prophet 08
Effects: Moog delay MF104M, jomox t-resonator, Korg KaossPad KP3
Mixer: Mackie
Sequencer, Samples: Elektron Octatrack"

Erica Synths Sequential Switch Firmware 1.3 demo

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Erica Synths

"Sequential Switch firmware is updated to v 1.3.
It includes two new play modes - REVERSE & PING-PONG.
To update your module please contact us via:"

DAWNS - a Virus Ti2 single custom patch - drone music

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Alba Ecstasy

"This is ONE single PATCH made on the Virus Ti2. Nothing else added. No external EQing or effects. Just the Ti2.
Download 30 FREE patches for Ti2 /Snow /Polar on:"

Arturia Microbrute and some 1

Published on Oct 28, 2015 Computing.Sound

"Arturia Microbrute with the Korg Monotribe as an additional static oscillator (pitch is independent from the Brute) running through the TC Electronic Flashback in Ping Pong mode."

Arturia Microbrute and some 2

Published on Oct 28, 2015

"Arturia Microbrute with the Korg Monotribe as an additional oscillator (pitch is independent from the Brute) running through the TC Electronic Flashback in Ping Pong mode.
The Monotribe sequencer is switching through octaves."

SynthGraphics TR-808 & TR-909 Overlays for the Roland TR-8

via SynthGraphics

Curious if these are stick on or if they have the weight to just rest on top so you can swap them out any time.


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