MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday, November 02, 2015

E950 Circuit Bent VCO - Exploration 2

Published on Nov 2, 2015 John L Rice

"This is my second exploration of the new Synth Tech E950 Circuit Bent VCO. It offers a combination of technologies from both Texas Instruments 'Speak & Spell' and the Synth Tech E350 Morphing Terrarium and all at a very reasonable price!"

Roland Boutique Audio Test

Published on Nov 2, 2015 Daniel Davis

"Just a quick test with the JX-03 and JU-06, each running a sequence. Audio recorded straight out of the JX-03 into the video recorder.

You can hear how wonderfully Roland emulated that noise chorus from the Juno 106.

I'm very happy with the way these these sound. Do they successfully emulate the vintage analog synths 100%? No. They don't. But they capture the vibe and spirit of what makes their vintage parents so amazing, and at the price they really can't be beat."

MATRIXSYNTH T Sighting - The Passenger at the Commodore in Vancouver

Jesse Creed aka The Passenger

"Sportin the matrixsynth tee at the Commodore in Vancouver"

Yamaha CS-15 With Mods And Original Case

via this auction

"Regarding the modifications, there are 2, both of which are switched via small rockers in the back.

Mods are:
1. Wider LFO range
2. White noise routed into VCF2 - gives a broader filter tone

The mods make an already deep synth even more versatile. These mods cost over a hundred dollars to install, and were done earlier this year, along with calibration and servicing.

For more information, please see Don Solaris' page, which was the basis for these mods. Just point google toward Don Solaris and CS-15 and you will find a detailed PDF.

All knobs and faders sound clear without crackling, with 2 exceptions: when warming up, occasionally the brilliance slider crackles, but not always, and once moved a few times, works perfectly. Similarly, the VCF 1 filter switch will occasionally make noise when moved, but when cycled through the switch, will work normally. These likely just need to be cleaned. Keys all work perfectly. The filter, even though it is 12 db/oct, sounds HUGE and this machine cranks out the most amazing bass. The CV/gate functionality on the back works for BOTH oscs and it also has an external in to process drum sounds for further mayhem..."

Korg Sigma KP-30 Vintage 1979 Analog Synthesizer SN 241579

via this auction

"This synth is in great shape, the only major problem is the tops of the two joysticks are broken off but they still function like normal. The sound of this can be very expressive due to its non typical layout. This keyboard was intended to be played as a lead synth and has a brute force way of shaping timbre that will cut through any mix. The sound is monophonic but big and if you are looking for a lead instrument that will go into some strange exotic places this thing is for you. The aftertouch is controlled by a tiny light sensor under the keyboard and can be programmed to bend notes or add vibrato. Also the quarter tone button on this synth is unique if you need to play exotic scales from a far away place. Its made of solid metal and wood and has a cool music stand that pops up on the back, This is surely a collectors item and only 1000 were ever made."


Published on Nov 2, 2015 GECO

bob's burgers gene gear heaven

Published on Mar 3, 2014 Trevor Day

Synth wings & buchla bongos.

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Caterina Barbieri - Traum_abc

Published on Jan 7, 2014 caterina barbieri

"The video is a free cut-up of different impro sessions with Buchla at EMS, Stockholm.
The music is an excerpt of the track Traum_abc from the album 'Vertical' entirely based on Buchla Synthesizer sounds and some vocals.
Odisseo Undular is a solo-project that stretches the boundaries between drone and techno in multi-channel systems.
Alphabets by the swedish singer and composer Ellen Arkbro."

Buchla 252e Overview

Published on Nov 2, 2015 Todd Barton

"An off-the-cuff video manual series for the new Buchla 252e Polyphonic Rhythm Generator. Apologies for low res audio and flipcam resolution, but I hope you can get a sense of the functions and uses of this amazing module. More episodes to follow . . ."

Buchla 250e Arbitrary Function Generator Tutorial & Demo

Published on Oct 1, 2015 trickdigital

"Buchla 250e Arbitrary Function Generator Tutorial & Demo by Adam Clark.

0:00 - Intro/Stage Array/Loops
2:28 - Time Section
4:59 - MIDI
6:06 - Voltage Section
8:06 - Pulse Outputs
9:39 - Stage Addressing
10:48 - External Inputs
13:43 - Mode"

Buchla Easel (r version) + Shimmer

Published on Oct 7, 2015 Nicolas Lévy

"The 5 steps sequencer causes nice changes in the chord structure."

Buchla Easel K Beginnings

Published on Oct 12, 2015 Steven Bassett

Buchla Music Easel K
One Note
Grandma's Jazz in K minor
Notso Evil
Pink Robot's Pressure, Evil's location

Synth Spotting At Dallas Synth Meet 2015

Published on Nov 2, 2015 gstormelectro

"All audio and video by G-Storm Electro

Some brief sights and sounds at the Dallas Synth Meet in Grand Prairie Nov 1, 2015."

Analogue Solutions Leipzig-S

via this auction

Waves Grendel Drone Commander

via this auction

"Best analog drone synth out there, period. The magic is in its filter. Can be powered with a 9v battery (included) but it'll ship with a wall adapter as well. Only 800 of these were made. Fully operational. As I'm posting this one it's the only drone commander available for sale anywhere on the internet. No Reserve. Free Shipping. Good Luck Bidding.

'With a total of 9 knobs, the Drone Commander offers two manually-tuned oscillators and two LFOs, plus an unusually colorful and nasty filter. LFO1 is an analog variable-shape oscillator, and LFO2 is a pulse waveform that auto-synchronizes to LFO1 at a ratio of 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Both LFOs can be routed to the filter for rhythmic patterns. A line-level output jack is provided for connection to amplifiers or effects.'"

'80s style with Jupiter-6

Published on Nov 2, 2015 SynthMania

"'80s style with Jupiter-6"

MFB Dominion I

Published on Nov 2, 2015 MrFirechild

"One of the most interesting modern analogue synthesizers on the market , the MFB Dominion I. A monophonic synth with 3 VCOs with a paraphonic mode that works really great. ALL synth sounds in this track comes from the Dominion. Also additional Drums and a tiny bit of orchestral strings . Warning, Contains EDM."

Moog 702 Percussion Synth - 3 Osc Demo 1

Published on Nov 2, 2015 noddyspuncture

"So here is the 702, now using all three oscillators. In my earlier demo I used just one but since then it has become apparent that these oscillators *interact*. I had built an LFO and went quite wild with it before on the single oscillator - but I feel that this module is supposed to be a little more subtle...!? We have the 701 for *wild* - this one has a more 'rhythmic' flavour - or so I think, after working on it. We shall never know for sure exactly what Bob had in mind for this module and I am also going to incorporate some of my own ideas. For example an actual "audio delay" for each oscillator - hence the delayed LED circuit you see here - it will also switch a relay. And a few times you see me turning the LFO speed (on a loose pot) during the sounds decay. I am also going to fit another EG to either sweep the speed up or down with control over the rate. It seemed to make sense... ;)"


Moog 702 Percussion Synth Demo 2 - rhythmic oscillators

Published on Nov 2, 2015

"I was going to pack away and call it a day after working on the 702 today... but then this happened. So out came the camera again - rhythmical stuff... with 3 oscillators interacting. And it's 'playable'...! This thing is truly amazing."

Audio Damage Odio and IOS Apps: Ep2 - Crystalline App

Published on Nov 2, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"This is the second video about Audio Damage Eurorack Module Odio and IOS Stuff. In this video, I connected my iPad with Holderness Media Crystalline 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."

iTunes: Crystalline - Shimmer Reverb Effects Processor - Holderness Media

MAM ADX-1 // Full ANALOG DRUM EXPANDER // Arturia BEatstep Pro

Published on Nov 2, 2015 LESINDES

"MAMA ADX-1 is an affordable and very handy 5 voice Analog Drum Expander with single and stereo outs. It features the classic analog drum sounds like ROLAND TR-808, 909, KORG Mini Pops etc. Here it wars triggered by an Arturia BeatStep Pro via MIDI."


via this auction

"Recently serviced everything works well, stays in tune over many octaves, and sounds great. The keyboard bushings are original.
The writing on the front sequential badge is smudged but replacements badges are available from wine country.

I have the wood sides and can ship the unit with them but always prefered them off myself."

Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Synthesizer / Keyboard

via this auction

Clavia Nord Micro Modular Rackmount Display Panel

via this auction

"Up for sale is a (1) Nord Micro Modular vocoder panel. It seems to be original, but we've never seen it before. There's a Mic-amp (Version 0.3) installed on it and it's working fine. The yellow jack cable goes to the analog input of the Nord Micro Modular synthesizer. Optical it's in near mint condition with only some small scratches on it. We deliver it with an original psu adaptor to feed the mic-amp. From the mic-amp there's a power cord to feed the Micro Modular."

Roland Boutique Series JP-08 Limited Edition Synthesizer - Box Shots

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 Synthesizer w/Midi & Orig Cassette

via this auction

"For sale is a beautiful 1983 Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 synthesizer, serial number 5604, with midi. Based on info found in the user manual, as well as the external configuration of the unit (as shown in the photos above) this Prophet 5 is a revision 3. More specifically, the serial number indicates that it is a revision 3.3, indicating that it has 120 factory programs, versus the 40 programs found in earlier revisions. I had it serviced recently by Sequential Circuits expert technician Greg Montalbano of Oakland, CA, and he was very impressed by its condition. (Note: on a couple discussion boards I have seen Greg's last named stated as Klosmon, but I think that is only because his email address begins with the term klosmon. I believe I am correct about his last name being Montalbano, however. As of today, my Prophet 5 is in mint condition functionally (thanks to Greg's fine work), and near-mint condition cosmetically. You might be able to find a Prophet 5 for less money, but I can guarantee that it won't be as nice as mine. Below is a list of the tasks that Greg performed back in January 2014:

(1) pots, switches, key contacts cleaned. (2) bypass capacitors replaced on all boards.
(3) factory patches reloaded. (4) synth tuned and scaled. (5) factory midi installed.
(6) new battery installed. (7) keys and wood trim thoroughly cleaned."

Yamaha DX7 II FD synthesizer with Grey Matter Response E! and Voice ROMS

via this auction

"Yamaha DX7 II FD synthesizer (with all of the trimmings!) workstation with the Grey Matter Response E! expansion board installed. This DX7 II FD is in excellent shape. All the keys work and look perfect.

This auction also includes the Original rare cartridges 101-107 and a Bo Tomlin Cartridge, the ADP1 adapter, a BC1 breath controller and a sustain pedal."

Moog 902 voltage controlled amplifier

via this auction

Moog 901 voltage controlled oscillator

via this auction

Roland JSQ-60 Digital Keyboard Recorder SN 370901 with Original Box

via this auction

Underwater Lambda

Published on Nov 2, 2015 Druweed

"Korg Lambda demo with drums from Warstat."

05- The Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12- The Filter Part 2

Published on Nov 2, 2015 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part exploration of the incredibly rich Analogue Solutions Nyborg 12 filter.

Make these videos happen. Better. Faster. With more magic."

All parts here.

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 19

Published on Nov 2, 2015 isvisible / isinvisible

"Following on from my Mutable Instruments video showing the resonant half, the patch has moved on a bit and am now incorporating it into a track.

Here's the original Elements video: - melodic - less melodic"

Elastic Drums & Ableton Link sync engine preview with 3 devices

Published on Nov 2, 2015 Oliver Greschke

"3 Devices with Elastic Drums and an early implementation of Link playing together in sync perfectly :)
This version of Elastic Drums is NOT YET IN THE STORE, but soon, with an the next update

Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music. Link will soon be available to Live users as a free update, and to the wider music-making community as a built-in feature of a growing number of iOS apps.

Learn more about Link:"

iTunes: Elastic Drums - O-G-SUS

Drum Solo (Modular Jam 35 Drums)

Published on Nov 2, 2015 ngarjuna

"Four visualizations of the solo drum tracks from Modular Jam 35.

Each visualization features all tracks at once (with 7 of the 8 tracks having a rotation of some kind).

Drums are created in Olympia Noise Co.'s Patterning and processed through Noiise's Flux and the Moog Filtatron."

Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.
FLUX:FX by Adrian Belew - the professional audio multi-effects app - NOIISE
Filtatron - Moog Music Inc.

Spinatus Tor

Published on Nov 2, 2015 voltlife

"An attempt at making vaguely Raster Noton-style clicky glitch with purely analogue modules and effects that somehow turned into something more like dark industrial.

The clicks are just a sine wave through a VCA with a very quick Maths envelope into a resonant Pittsburgh Filter in HPF mode. The filter's cutoff is modulated by a S&H, while the Maths envelope is triggered by the square sum out of a self-patched A134-4, which also acts as the master clock.

The kick drum is another Maths envelope driving a self-oscillating uVCF, the output of which is also multed into a Synthrotek Dirt filter and A124 Wasp filter to create nasty buzzy swells. Other nasty rhythmic buzzes area created by a couple of Pittsburgh Generator/GenXpander outputs into a R52 valve filter (heavily modulated by a Dreamboat) and a Sea Devils Filter, gated by Optomix or switched abruptly on and off by an A152, which is also triggering various rhythmic elements. The rest of the rhythmic patterns are created by a combination of A160/161/166.

There's also a simple pluck-ish sequence, which is a Rubicon and Mannequins Mangrove through an A108 (I think I used up all of my filters!). The sequence is created by a manually-tuned Pressure Points driven by Brains (which I think was the closest thing to a digital module I used in this patch).

Most elements then went through my spring reverb, which is a Danelectro Spring King pedal that I've hacked up to mount the springs externally. My arbitrary decision to use all analogue modules (I felt I've been relying too heavily on digital modules such as Tyme Sefari II and Erbe Verb for glitchy effects) left me with just the spring reverb for effects, so the overall mix is probably a bit too dry. Time for me to get a BBD delay, I think!"

Analogue Dubsta Delay via Aux Send of Mixer.

Published on Nov 2, 2015 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"Close to completion, here is a test video showing the new Analogue delay in a working situation."

Elektron A4 the Time is over...

Published on Nov 2, 2015 ElektroNoiser

"The test time is over and I have not managed to squeeze the full potential of this tremendous machine, maybe I should read the manual, create various patterns, but I could not save them at first, then could not keep different sounds for different patterns. .. maybe later if back the A4 ;-)
Thank you to Felipe for sharing your Analog Grade Four"

Arturia Minibrute FM Modification

Published on Nov 2, 2015

"Adding a switch to the Vibrato enables you to extend its range and step down the rabbit hole of FM Synthesis.

Taken from

I used a 100uf Capacitor as it sounded better to my ears."

Ableton Push 2

Published on Nov 2, 2015

"See Ableton Push 2 in action. Learn about the new features & highlights.

Learn more about Push:"

Play Together with Ableton Link

Published on Nov 2, 2015

"Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music. Link will soon be available to Live users as a free update, and to the wider music-making community as a built-in feature of a growing number of iOS apps."

Ableton Push 2 Tutorial Videos

Introducing Stardust Covers - Premium Quality Synthesizer Dust Covers

Stardust Covers wrote in to let us know about their premium quality, custom fit dust covers. Check these out - absolutely stunning craftsmanship and design. They are currently made to order. You'll find additional and upcoming covers featured on their site.

via Stardust Covers

"Dust is never gone, we’re all aware of that: dust is everywhere, and, whenever we remove dust, it always comes back. Then, it gets inside your most loved objects and instruments, cover your synth's components with crud which can lead to heat dissipation problems, and it also wrecks slider pots. Now, we also know that everybody wants to protect their synths from this everlasting and corrupting dust, from liquid spills, fading, and every kind of bangs and cracks.

Why? Because we all love our synths with unconditional love.

Our synth dust covers are the best expression of this love.

It took us two years of thorough and passionate research to find and develop the most proper materials for the product we had in mind.
Our covers will look like they were manufactured at the exact same time your synth was, as if they were twin brothers.
The vectorized synth designs are printed using UV Digital methood.
They have flaplike ducts for cables, in order to keep them connected even when your cover is on.
We’ll be working in order to continually develop new models, both for the most recent and the oldest synths.
This is a custom made product, manufactured exclusively in Portugal, a renamed country in textile industry.

We would also like to let you know that our covers have several different designs which you can choose from (there will be some ‘special editions’ in a near future), and are all made of synthetic leather, a 5mm foam to provide protection and form the cover, as well as a delicate soft layer that will be in contact with the instrument."

halloween buchlatube

Published on Nov 1, 2015 Ebotronix

Buchla System #1
2x Soldano SP77 Preamp
Korg SDD 3000 Pedal
Lexicon MPX 100, PCM 80 / 90, TC M one XL
Alesis 3630 Compressor
Aphex Model 104
Rane SM 26
Rocktron Rack Interface²
Laney Babelswitch
Yamaha MCS 2, KX 25
Mackie the mixer²
vid # 1399

::vtol:: prankophone

::vtol:: prankophone from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

"Prankophone is a sound object being a hybrid of synthesizer, telephone and logic module. The main principle of the object’s functioning is as follows: depending on the current mode, the apparatus calls to random or pre-defined recipients and plays them algorithmic melodies created from their phone numbers. The speakers transmit both the synthesized sounds and the sound from answering person. The common sound layer is involving a random recipient who doesn’t suspect anything. The person who answers the phone can’t hear any other sounds except for the synthesized ones.

more info and images"

Live Set w/ Prophet 08 and TR-707

Published on Nov 1, 2015 traxus12

"This is a live set I put together for the 'Nightmare on Truslow Ave.' halloween party. Only hardware instruments and effects were used. All sounds are generated from a Prophet 08 and 707, sequenced via MIDI in Ableton Live, using follow-actions and hotkeys to trigger MIDI clips/scenes. Alesis Midiverb II, Quadraverb, and Boss RE-20 are on reverb/delay. Thanks for listening..."

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