MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ray Wilson of Music From Outer Space (MFOS) Has Cancer

It's come to my attention that Ray Wilson of Music From Outer Space (MFOS) has cancer. You all know his work in the DIY synthesizer scene. This is horrible news. Our thoughts, prayers and well wishes go out to him and his family. You'll find more info including how to help Ray and his family online here.

Update: For those that would prefer to donate to Ray's family directly via Paypal I am told his Paypal address is I just tried it and payment was successful. Remember, this goes towards helping his family, so be sure to send it as a personal payment vs. services and goods. Paypal fees should be less. If you are tight on cash you can always send a little now and more later if you get around to it. Every little bit helps and will add up if enough people contribute even just a small amount.


via this auction

"1970s Roland Strings RS-101 vintage polyphonic analog string and bass synthesizer. It's in very good all original working condition, works perfectly, sounds particularly great with robust output. Missing sheet music stand, though the lid is included"

Moog 701 & 702 - sequenced

Published on Nov 20, 2015 noddyspuncture

"So having now basically finished all four modules, two 701 and two 702... I couldn't wait to see if they responded to my Q960 sequencer..! I threw the patches together... quickly soldering jack sockets for trigger and also for the filter CV on the 701's. They both work really well but I think I shall need to be able to control the gate length (pulse width...?) when I build my dedicated gate sequencer. With too long a gate pulse I couldn't get the really short trigger I need for a 'snappy' envelope setting - especially for the 702 percussion synth..! In this video I am adjusting the 702's LFO rate to try and keep 'in sync' with the sequencer tempo. It worked most of the time...;)"

Microbrute granularLive~ 01

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Computing.Sound

"The Arturia Microbrute going into the TC Electronic Flashback delay and then the granularLive~ abstraction in Pure Data.

It can be found in this collection of abstractions:"

Roland Jupiter 8+4+VP330+CR78 Sequential Prophet 5 Moog Memorymoog Polymoog Farfisa Polychrome

Published on Nov 20, 2015 boogie-boutique

"analog chill out session
also used: Roland MSQ700, Elektron Analog Rytm, Oberheim DX, Behringer x32"

DOEPFER A-121 VCF2 eurorack module

via this auction

Analogue Systems RS-90 VCO eurorack module

via this auction


via this auction

"MOOG MEMORYMOOG + PLUS Just got SERVICED!!! Cosmetically in Beautiful condition! EVERYTHING WORKS PROPERLY! ALL Oscillators work perfectly "6 Tuned" ETC. It is in Excellent condition considering it's vintage. It has never been gigged with. It's got MIDI Installed! FEATURES: * IT'S AN 18 VCO PROGRAMMABLE 
* 3 VCO's per voice, and there are SIX VOICES. The Classic Minimoog is one card/voice with 3 VCO's, The MemoryMoog is SIX VOICES, so it's 18 VCO's!"

MOOG MEMORYMOOG PLUS Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Source Synthesizer SN 3716

via this auction

Circuit Bent Casio SK-5 by Psychiceyeclix

Published on Nov 19, 2015 psychiceyeclix

"Circuit Bent Casio SK-5, with the modifications it is now capable of producing thousands of different sounds, voices, glitches, drones, melodies, harsh noise, glitch beats, casiocore etc...."

via this auction

"Circuit Bent Casio SK-5 modified by Psychiceyeclix.
With the modifications it is now capable of producing thousands of different sounds, voices, glitches, drones, melodies, harsh noise, glitch beats etc....

The 16 rca patch bay can be linked in any possible way to create endless sounds, it has pitch control - with knob or light sensor, 2 body contacts that can add tremolo by touching quickly & sound cut switch.
Sounds can be sampled via on board mic or line & glitched/bent via bends.
Speaker has been removed to house controls.
All original sounds still work if bends are not engaged.

Items supplied - Circuit bent Casio SK-5, 2 x patch leads, Box. You will need to get AA batteries or 7.5v power supply

Mods - 16 rca patch bay, pitch control, pitch on/off switch, LDR, ldr on/off switch, 2 x body contacts, cut switch."

Euclidean rhythms

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Voltage Control Lab

"What are Euclidean Rhythms? In this video, we explore the intersection of math and music to generate traditional world rhythms.

Voltage Control Lab is the first school dedicated to Modular Synthesis, offering online courses and private instruction in Hardware and Software Synthesis and Sound Design. We are currently enrolling Modular 101: Intro to Eurorack for newer modular adventurers, as well as more advanced courses like Sound Design 101 and The Many Faces of Maths for more experienced sound spelunkers. Join us!"

Volca Sample & Bass, Microbrute Electro livejam "Out of line"

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Shimanski Beats

"Electro live jam 'Out of line' featuring
Korg Volca Sample (drums, vocal/fx samples)
Korg Volca Bass (bass line and hig pitch sequence)
Arturia Microbrute (played live).

External effects: Lexicon MX200, Alesis Quadraverb 2, Alesis Midiverb III

A post-processed audio version of this track is available here:

(c) Shimanski Beats 2015"

Multiverse | Ott

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Moog Music Inc

"Utilizing the Moog Modular System 55, the psychedelic dub artist known simply as Ott designs a sonic environment in which to explore the duality of connection and isolation.

Learn more about the System 55 at:

Hear more from Ott at:"

Kick.S Live / X950 Acid Trance

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Kick.S

Acidlab Miami
electro harmonix memory boy
electro harmonix Cathedral

PJ - All Night Long

Published on Nov 19, 2015 Gedemondas

"This started out as just a studio demo but rapidly turned into a music video.
We wrote this song last summer but it had been sitting on the shelf until now, when it found some new life! Hope you enjoy :)

©2015 PJ Productions
No unauthorized reproduction without permission."

Synthrotek MST - VCO

Published on Nov 20, 2015 DivKidMusic

"Looking for an analogue VCO? This could be the one for you! :) I really love the saw wave an octave up, it gives the impression that the other waves are the sub in the patch and I just like the way of thinking that the Saw +1 is the main wave and I have sine/triangle/square/saw as a sub to work with in a patch. FM sounds great and so does PWM."

Brian Wilson with an ARP Odyssey

"Brian in the studio playing the synthesizer, circa 1973."

Oxford Oscar Vintage Analog Synth in Excellent Condition

via this auction

"Up for sale is a super rare Oxford Oscar Vintage Analog Synth in near Mint condition. It was just serviced by one of the top analog synth techs in the country so it has years and years of use before needing any attention. Everything works perfectly and sounds incredible. If you're unfamiliar with Oscars, they are notorious for crapping out. Well, this one had all the connectors, solder points, etc. redone and is rock solid. And it's even been converted to 120V so no step down converter is necessary.

Its many functions include programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, great arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (play two notes at once) scorching filters allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Does great bass, leads, crazy sounds that no other synth can reproduce. This is truly a one of a kind!

It doesn't have the preset sounds loaded b/c I could not find the appropriate midi files, however, from what I recall those sounds aren't anything to write home about. The fun part is creating your own sounds than nobody else has."

Yanaha DX7 Synthesizer w/ Original Manual & Cartridges

via this auction

Sequential Circuits PROPHET 5 Rev 2 SN 0534

via this auction

"Serial Number 1000-0534 (as pictured)...

The synth was fully serviced just last month by one of the best in the business, Steve Jones up in Sydney. It is in fully functional working order - The only minor issue (and it's very common in Prophet 5's) is that very occasionally some keys double trigger (play a note twice). This is to be expected in older P5's, and whilst the key contacts were cleaned during the last service, I've noticed it happen once since I've had the synth back in my possession (I'm being pedantic, but it needs to be mentioned..."

Grainy Clampit Shop Demo 3

Published on Nov 20, 2015 StudioElectronics

Note this is a longer Demo 3 than the one initially posted here.

"Panasonic Blaster Amplified, S4 Recorded, El Segundo Special Take 3

Echo added for amplified 'chimey' / /grainy' / 'grindy' entertainment.

A few refining software/hardware revisions shy of the production floor."

Analogue Dubsta Delay (Chip Gain Mode) TB-303 and TR-909

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Space Cat Audio Technologies

"The delay is connected via the Aux send/return of a mixer, the chip gain control lets you overdrive the 4 MN3005 ic's. The dry signal remains clean but the delayed repeats are distorted. The close up shot shows the settings for the slowest modulation when running on a single bbd. The last snippet at the end shows off the brighter feedback repeats. We are just adding the final touches to the design and then will be moving onto the latest board revision. More info as it happens, please subscribe for updates."

Kilpatrick Phenol + Stroh J3RK Box first meeting

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Ritchie DeCarlo

AAS Chromaphone and UVI Relayer: Experimentations

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Synth Anatomy

"Subscribe this channel for more videos about Software, IOS and Hardware Synthesizers. Leave your comments below so I know what do you think about UVI Relayer Plugin

Some experiments with AAS Chromaphone (Percussive Synthesizer) and UVI Relayer Effect Plugin."

Soulsby Synthesizers Odytron Special Edition preview #2

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Soulsby Synthesizers

"In this preview of the Odytron Special Edition of the Atmegatron I deconstruct some of the factory presets.
The Odytron Special Edition is strictly limited to a run of 150 units, so email if you would like to reserve one! The RRP will be £225 (inc VAT).
This is part of a series of videos."

Korg Volca Beats Minimal Groove - Stutter effect, Mute, Solo demo

Published on Nov 20, 2015 Tony Horgan

"Recorded direct from the Korg Volca Beats. No post-processing. This shows off the Stutter effect and also how the Snare can be used with no "Snappy" to link up with the Kick and Toms. Halfway through I add the Stutter to the Closed Hat, and then I record it onto that part by pressing Record and wiggling the Depth knob. The drum fills and variations are mostly done by changing the Part and adding Stutter as I play. I also use the Mute and Solo controls to isolate single sounds and bring everything back in. To use Solo, hold Func and Mute, then press one of the Part keys from 1-10."

Sequencer Jam with MFB Dominion 1, (K)ARP Odyssey, Moog Subphatty & Arturia MicroBrute

Published on Nov 20, 2015 REWO_Channel

"A sequencer jam with the MFB Dominion 1"

Buchla Easel Custom Card Noise VCF and Delay

Published on Nov 20, 2015 djangosfire

"Made a custom Program card for my Music Easel. I used 3x Korg 'Little Bits' modules: Noise, VCF and Delay.

Powered from the card, audio patched into the external signal input of the Easel.

Should be great Sci-fi fun!

- Djangosfire"

KORG Volca Sample OK GO Edition Tutorial Videos

Published on Nov 19, 2015 KORGINC

1. KORG volca sample OK GO edition - Basics of Sequencing

"Chief engineer Tatsuya Takahashi explains the basics of how the 11 parameters can manipulate the way samples sound on the volca sample OK GO edition."

2. KORG volca sample OK GO edition - Basics of Parameters

"Chief engineer Tatsuya Takahashi explains the basics of how the 11 parameters can manipulate the way samples sound on the volca sample OK GO edition."

Roland RS-101 + Roland RE-150 + Fostex 3180 test

Published on Nov 19, 2015 SubTokyoShop

"Roland RS-101 String Synthesizer
+ Roland RE-150 Space Echo
+ Fostex 3180 Spring Reverb

All units serviced and fixed."

subtokyoshop on eBay

Grendel Drone Commander DC-2E, mellow

Published on Nov 19, 2015 EA78751

"By reqest, a demo of the mellower side of the upcoming Grendel DC-2E Drone Commander 2 eurorack module, illustrating its sonic relationship to the earlier version. Patching CV from the keyboard to OSC1 lets one play a melody, while OSC2 maintains a steady pitched low pulsing drone.. Also in the mix are several tracks of pedal tones from DC-2E to thicken up the sound. Sawtooth waveforms were used throughout."

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