MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Haruo Yamashita's Vintage DIY Modular Featured at the 2015 Japanese Analog Synth Builders' Summit

This year's ASBS15 event was held on Saturday, November 28.  You'll find pics of the event here and here.  Of particular interest was a vintage DIY Modular by Haruo Yamashita.  This is actually the first post on MATRIXSYNTH to feature the system. The links below will take you to more info.

via Sam Hoshuyama who attended the event:

"The greatest thing this year was a booth displaying the original modular synth of the legendary SDIY papers published in 1977 by Haruo Yamashita.  They were issued as a series of magazine articles, and have been a legend for 30 years. They were recently published in November as a book with a new description and new schematics using modern components. The booth was invited after the publication.  You can find Yamashita's site here." [Googlish translation here]

Roland AIRA Series Jam Demo Session System 1, TR8 and TB3

Published on Dec 2, 2015 Calle Nilsson

"Jam session with the Roland Aira System 1, TR8 and TB3. Minimal techno, acid."

AniModule M1xXOR Dark Lord Of Darkness

Published on Dec 2, 2015 JRock17991's channel

"The M1xXOR, Dark Lord of Darkness, Spawn and Creator of all that IS Dark, Darkened up some dirty 2 sequence patches along with its fellow Sonic OverLords the XXX_OR, the SOB, and the V9a
You can find all of these abominations and more at :"

AniModule M1xXOR Modulating BitCrusher Clock TrAniModule Speaker out as Distorion

Published on Dec 2, 2015

"Same dark Patch, Dark Lord, Darkity Dark Dark and so on...
This time Bit Crushing the 4th Channel with a ShNoiZe and modulating the Sample Rate Clock. After that It's run in to a TrAniModule--Speaker Out for some DARK transistor Distortion then on to a Modulated SOB for some WaveFolding and filtering... and Darkenss!!! Mwahahaha

Check out the Darkness at"

TipTop Audio: Grain de Folie Z-DSP card demo

Published on Dec 1, 2015 Ed Hickey

"Demo of the Grain de Folie granular processing card for TipTop Audio's Z-DSP eurorack module.
Recommend you use headphones or a good system to listen on: lots of low-end and stereo panning going on.

More info & manual:

#1 Four Spread Grains 1 - 0:04
#2 Four Spread Grains 2 - 1:54
#3 Pitch Modulated Grains 1 - 4:01
#4 Pitch Modulated Grains 2 - 5:35
#5 Three Pitched Grains - 6:41
#6 Six Grains Stereo - 8:50
#7 Three Flying Grains - 10:40
#8 Three Modulated Grains - 12:07"

electro workout

Published on May 6, 2015 Ed Hickey

"a live take of a patch i've been having fun with. it started as an experiment with my new manhattan analog cp3 mixer - the distortion you can get with it inspired some acid!"

dsp-D8 drum synth (new version)

dsp-D8 drum synth (new version) from DrKorg on Vimeo.

"Testing a single chip drum synth from"

Jomox Sunsyn 2.0 Analog Synth SN 0027

via this auction

"Very rare and desirable Jomox Sunsyn in immaculate working condition. Serviced and upgraded to 2.0 revisions and firmware by Jomox in Berlin in 2011."

Elektron Sidstation SN F10100743-81 with Original Box

via this auction

via the seller: "I’m the sole owner of this cool synthesizer module, i got it brand new when it was current (probably around 2001-2003) and used it lightly since then. This is my 2nd unit and i mostly used the other one. Never gigged, only used in my non smoking home. I always was very gentle with it. It has the latest OS (1.11 R34) on it.

It’s a very nice synth with a unique sound, the filter distorts in a non linear way that i have not heard any software imitation emulate.

No visible scratches on it, all knobs feel smooth and buttons are all responsive as they should. It’s not brand new but it is in mint condition.

The unit works very well but please be aware that sometimes after using it for many hours, it turned silent. I had to switch it off and on again. It did this a few times when i was using it a while ago but i could not reproduce it when i tested it for 90 minutes before packing it. It could happen again or it could be a bug that occurred under my specific use case.

It is complete with original 120 volts power adapter, box, manual and there’s still the registration sheet with it."

Roland Promars MSR2 SN 820458 with Original Hardcase

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 6 Synthesizer Keyboard SN 7633317

via this auction


via this auction

Electribe 2 | Ambient Electro Jam

Published on Dec 2, 2015 r beny

"Ambient electro jam for the Korg Electribe 2. Tried to combine the ambient stuff I do with glitch-y beats. This is the result. All sounds/effects from the Electribe 2."


Published on Dec 2, 2015 LESINDES

"RIGHT SPEED NOW :-) I had to render and reupload this video again because it had the wrong tempo // now everything is corrected -- sorry!!!

-- KORG VOLCA BASS meets DYNACORD ECHOCORD SUPER all tube preamp and tape delay in one unit. The pure vintage retro sound of the SIXTIES."

Steinberg Introduces Retrologue 2

Published on Dec 2, 2015 Steinberg

"The flexible, intuitive Retrologue 2 emulates the warmth and fatness of classic analog synthesizers. Three virtual analog oscillators and a first-class set of filters produce a wealth
of rich, inspring sounds; its adaptable arpeggiator, powerful modulation system and FX rack help make Retrologue 2 the first choice for producers everywhere."

Introducing Retrologue 2 - The arpeggiator

Introducing Retrologue 2 - The effects

"Classic virtual analog synthesizer optimized for low CPU load.
Over 700 outstanding presets covering classic analog synth sounds and beyond
Intuitive interface for fast, creative sound design
3 oscillators with up to 8 de-tunable voices alongside sub and noise oscillators
Arpeggiator with up to 32 steps and “Export to host” feature
24 first-class filter types
4 LFOs plus filter, amp and custom envelopes
16-stage drag and drop modulation matrix with Note Expression support
5 distortion modes including tube, clip, bit reduction and rate reduction
FX section with delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, vintage ensemble, reverb and 4-band EQ
3-band Resonator with 14 different filter configurations and integrated LFO"

OTO Machines BAM Ambient Demo

via OTO Machines

"We will release the second product of our range BIM-BAM-BOUM in february. It’s a reverb unit, inspired by the early digital stuff from the late 70’s (EMT 250, Lexicon 224,…). You can hear the first BAM sounds [above]."

"BAM has 7 reverb algorithms (Room, Hall, Plate, Ambient, Chorus, Gated and Primitive). This is the 'Ambient'."

More demos to follow.


Published on Dec 2, 2015 voltlife

"Using Animodule's M1xXOR to switch and mix between 4 audio tracks to create a sort of live, glitchy remix."

MOOG SOURCE vs. PRODIGY Analog Synthesizer - sound battle

Published on Dec 2, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Moog sound battle
MOOG Source (1981) vs. MOOG Prodigy (1979)

This demo video only show the character of the two synths with near indentical sound programs.

The Prodigy sound is more dry/raw and the sync sound is really stunning.
The Source has a lot more low end in the sound and the sound character is a bit different to the other Moog synths.

Both are fantastic synths."


via this auction

"Sounds great. All keys and buttons work. Presets can be saved as desired. This keyboard is in very good shape given its age. See scratches, missing button and missing slider knob in attached photos. Keyboard was purchased a few years ago and has been used sparingly."

Oberheim OB-8 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard w/Midi SN C32531

via this auction

"In storage for a number of years – and exclusively used in a smoke-free recording studio – it was never on the road and was always handled with care.

It's ready to play, has that great Oberheim sound and looks like a brand new instrument.

All the keyboard contacts have been restored and are in excellent working order and all 8 voices are in tune.

It's in excellent working condition. *****The only issue I have detected is a slight hiss that can be heard when playing single keys on the upper 2 octaves of the keyboard - the hiss is not audible when playing chords on the upper 2 octaves..."

Pics of the inside below.

Mint Roland TB-303 Analog Bassline Synth w/SILVER POUCH

via this auction

Architecture of Radio for iOS

architectureofradio from R Vijgen on Vimeo.

Thought this was pretty cool. Not technically a synth or music app, but it does appear to produce audio. Looks fun and can be used for background audio or mangling with effects. Could also make for interesting visuals during a live performance.

iTunes: Architecture of Radio - Richard Vijgen

"The infosphere, Visualized.

Every time we use our phones, tablets or laptops we are entering an invisible world of wireless digital signals. It is a world that we cannot see but that is literally all around us.
The Architecture of Radio is a 360 degree data visualization of what this world might look like. It shows the cell towers, GPS satellites and Wi-Fi routers around you that allow us to live our digital lives.

NOTE: If the app takes longer than a few seconds to load please check if location services (GPS) is enabled and the device is connected to the internet.

Why should I use this app?

Out of curiosity! We are increasingly dependent on a global ecosystem of digital signals. We use them for so many things, yet we cannot see them. We can see the roads we use to travel, the buildings we live in, but not the infrastructure that is changing the world. How can we understand this world without understanding how it works?
The purpose of this app is to make the invisible visible so we can look at it, think about it and discuss it.

Why Should I not use this app?

This app is not a measurement tool. It’s purpose is to inspire, to see the world through a different lens. The app is based on real world data and gives you a pretty good idea of the density of digital signals around you, but it won’t tell you where to move the couch to get a better WIFI signal.

So how does it work?

The Architecture of Radio is a data visualization, based on global open datasets of cell tower, Wi-Fi and satellite locations. Based on your GPS location the app shows a 360 degree visualization of signals around you. The dataset includes almost 7 million cell towers, 19 million Wi-Fi routers and hundreds of satellites.

Is this really what radio signals look like?

We can’t see radio with our eyes. The waves that we use for our cell phones and Wi-Fi are way outside the spectrum of visible light. In order to “see” radio, it has to be interpreted or translated into an image that we can see. There are many ways to do that but it will always be an interpretation.

The Architecture of Radio is an impression of the infosphere, a way of seeing it."


Published on Dec 2, 2015 atoooy

"We are the robots by KORG iDS-10
Cool vocorder sound!"

iTunes: KORG iDS-10 - KORG INC.

Mutable Instrument - Anushri demo

Published on Sep 21, 2014 drumn incolor

"A demo of the great Anushri by Mutable Instruments with a bit of delay. The drum is unprocessed using its individual output.
The sequence is extract from the song The Rip by Portishead.

The sound quality has been altered a little bit, the original video file was 2 GB..."

Kilpatrick CARBON Sequencer Review

VENNDIAGRAM sent in a link to his thoughts on the upcoming Kilpatrick CARBON sequencer which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

The following is the quick intro. You'll find the link to the full review below.

"Perhaps I can help clarify what it is and what it isn't for a few of you. The development unit has been in my studio for several days. Excellent and solid build quality with a well machined steel body and knobs, flimsy this is not with a lovely and crisp LCD display to boot.

The sequencer does much more than one would expect with six tracks. Any track can access any two outputs at once from a selection of USB Midi, Mid A, Midi B and the CV & Gate outputs. Keep in mind that the software running the machine is not finished yet but it is perfectly useable and I had it on for around 6 hours straight yesterday with no crashing, lock ups or unusual issues with the implemented features as they stand."

Click here for the full post.

BMC38 Panel Keyboard Demo

Published on Dec 2, 2015 boogdish

"This is a DIY synthesizer module demo. If you're interested in building this for yourself, PCBs and preburnt microcontrollers are available at"

Bastl Instruments Rumburack System

via @ctl_mod

"Another shipment arrived via @bastlinstrument including this Rumburack System …"

Roland JUNO 60 Vintage Synth With JSQ-60 Remote

via this auction

Kawai / Teisco S-100P vintage analogue mono aftertouch synth

via this auction

"Kawai 100P synth from the 1980s. it is in superb condition with just the smallest of marks that are hardly noticeable . it does however have a scratch on the very last white key and the only other noticeable problem is a slight crackle when the volume is adjusted.(a bit of dust I think). apart from that it is in perfect working order..."

Moog 16 Channel Vocoder Model 327A SN 1110

via this auction

"Up for sale is a (1) rare vintage Moog 16 Channel Vocoder. It's sounding amazing, really wonderful and it's working fine. Some switches are slightly crackling. Optical it's in used, but fair condition for its age. There are a few scratches on it and little wear and tear (see photo's). It's working on 110 / 230V and the serial number is: 1110."

Beatstep Pro Live Jam with the Korg ARP Odyssey + Novation Bass Station II + Roland TR8 + K-Station

Published on Nov 28, 2015 AudioLabs

"Another Live Jam from João Apell AKA John Lead testing out the new step sequencer from arturia: the beatstep pro.
This time messing arround with the Korg ARP Odyssey 2015.

New Renders & Technical Drawing of the Upcoming 20 Electronics ECHT Hardware Synthesizer

You might remember the 20 Electronics ECHT coming from Axel Hartmann, the man behind many physical synthesizer designs and his own Hartmann Neuron. Here are a few new renders and a technical drawing from them. Only 20 will be produced in black and 20 in silver. See here for additional details.

"Late yesterday, our mechanical engineer Stephan Gries has released a set of technical drawings for the manufacturer. What you see here, is the main drawing, where all major parts are being described. More then 30 detail drawings show all bits and pieces of the mechanical setup. For me, these drawings almost look like art. From my experience I can say, that if the technical drawings look right and appealing, the product later on will also match this approach. What a piece of work; - I am so glad, we have Stephan here in house for more then 4 years now - he is a great engineer and a maniac of detail work."

Jam - Flexible Portable Eurorack Systems - Matttech Modular 30/10/15

Published on Dec 2, 2015 DivKidMusic

"On the 30th of October Matttech Modular held an event at MadLab in Manchester to present and demo 'Flexible Portable Eurorack Systems'. There was me (DivKid) presenting a drum and percussion based system. Matttech himself presenting a synth voice and Matthew Shaw present a more experimental 'west coast' set up.

The event was casual throughout with lots of chat, questions and trying out things together through the evening.

Here's a little jam we had at the end of the night.

Everything was caught on a single camcorder up above each case. We chose not to set up a second camera pointing at the people presenting as we wanted to create a casual event where people could play around and touch things and not potentially feel awkward with a camera right in their face. Audio was captured on a Zoom H4n.

Here's the event page from Madlab with all the links you'll need to check things out -"

KOMA Elektronik Komplex Sequencer - MIDI Control

Published on Dec 2, 2015 KOMA Elektronik

"Here the Komplex Sequencer is controlling multiple parameters of the Access Virus C on MIDI Channel 2. Sequencer A controls the pitch. Sequencer B controls the filter cutoff via MIDI CC Message 40. Sequencer C controls the velocity which is routed in the Virus to also control its Oscillator FM Amount. Sequencer D controls Sequencer A's Sequence Start Point via CV.

The Komplex is slaved to the Roland TR8's MIDI clock. The MIDI Start / Stop option (step button 10) in the Komplex Mode Menu is switched off and on to control which sequences start and end when the TR8 is started and stopped. Meanwhile, output range and gate length are manually varied to change up the sequence throughout."

VGM #59: Snowy (Undertale)

Published on Dec 2, 2015 Ace Waters

"We are back in the world of Undertale, for this weeks wintery ambient cover of Snowy! Let the Month of Sleigh Bells begin!

FREE ZELDA MONTH EP (My gift to you!):

If you are wondering about downloads for UT music, know that something is coming and you will be able to get the tracks soon. I promise."

Beatstepper 1

Published on Dec 2, 2015 Quincas Moreira

"First Jam with my new Beatstep Pro running all it's outputs to the modular"

Analog Kit Graphic modules

Published on Dec 2, 2015 redskylullaby

"A couple of Analog Kit projects with some graphic parameters linked up to some of the sound parameters. These examples can be downloaded and pulled apart in the Swap Meet section of the app."

iTunes: AnalogKit - Bitcount ltd.

Nord Live Sessions #01

Published on Dec 2, 2015 NordKeyboards

"We're happy to kick off the Nord Live Sessions at the Nord factory in Stockholm. In this first session we invited the three young Stockholm-based musicians Joel Lyssarides, Oskar Alex and Axel Fagerberg to play around with some of their ideas. Enjoy!

Recorded live with no external processing, except for a multi-effect pedal on the Nord Drum 2."

Elastic Drums - Bill Jobs - new presets preview I

Published on Dec 2, 2015 Oliver Greschke

"Bill Jobs aka Chris Niven is doing complete techno tracks, just purely in Elastic Drums !!! Here is a preview from one of his new presets, that will be in the next update."

iTunes: Elastic Drums - O-G-SUS

Chris Niven is the man behind:
synthQ - Never Be Normal & 76 Synthesizer - Never Be Normal

YAZOO #IN MY ROOM #( Minimal Cover)

Published on Dec 2, 2015 kraftzug66

"Yazoo cover /Electribe emx Solo"

DreamsOfWires - Arpeggist & Magellan (iPad)

Published on Dec 2, 2015 DreamsOfWires

"I was mucking about with Arpeggist and Magellan on my iPad, so I thought I'd share it. I was thinking about the video game series 'Mass Effect' whilst making this, so I added some poorly recorded footage from my TV. I've played all 3 games through 3 or 4 times each in the past, so I guess that makes me a fan.
I strongly recommend listening with headphones, much of the sound is lost using mobile/laptop speakers. No additional processing/effects/mixing was used, all you can hear is Magellan only.
I am going to do more analogue stuff soon."

Arpeggist - VirSyn
Magellan - Yonac Inc.

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