MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Yamaha Reface CP and CS Demo Test Videos by TheSynthFreq

Published on Dec 7, 2015 TheSynthFreq


After some time since creating our last videos here on youtube, we have returned to show some amazing new Yamaha synths. The Yamaha Reface CP and the Yamaha Reface CS. Here at our studio we just love these synths for what they can do. I will be creating new videos often showing the details of these synths, the sounds, modifiers and everything about the keyed and other features present in these synths.

After seeing the Yamaha Reface synths for the first time in September at KnobCon held by STG sound labs, we just couldn't put these synths down. In fact at the convention we kept visiting the Yamaha booth and playing these Reface synths and visiting with Yamaha about their new product. After playing these synths for the first time, my mind was changed on what the exterior of the synths said, and let the synth's sounds do the talking!

If you like what you see here, the Yamaha Reface synths (CS,CP,YS,DX) can be found at

if you like portable synths with a great sound and features, these new synths are just the keys to meet the need!

Please enjoy!

Yamaha Reface CP and CS demo test video 2 (80s)

Published on Dec 7, 2015 TheSynthFreq

"test video 2 Yamaha CP and CS demo video improvisation.
Yamaha Reface 80s improvisation.
Here at our studio we have been working with the new Yamaha CP and CS synthesizers and working on incorporating these new synths into our composition style. So far we have been very pleased with these new synths and really have been impressed with how flexible these synths sounds are and how many endless options for sound creation there really is with the seemingly small number of options at first glance. The sounds are really well created with these synths and I think we will keep these synths around for a while. :)
Great work Yamaha!

please enjoy the 80s vibe!

FM Creator John Chowning at DSI - Prophet 12 Update with Linear FM Coming Soon

via @dsiSequential

"John Chowning, creator of #FM #synthesis visits DSI HQ! #Prophet 12 OS update with linear FM coming very very soon!"

Moog CEO Mike Adams with Dave Smith at DSI Headquarters

Great shot via @dsiSequential

"#Moog CEO Mike Adams visited Dave at DSI HQ this week. East Coast & West Coast #synth czar summit! @moogmusicinc"

SCI "Prelude" Demo

Published on Dec 7, 2015 geerefamilyusa

"Synth veteran Richard Geere demos the Sequential Circuits 'Prelude' 4-in-1 keyboard. Note: the on-board flanger and filter rez are pretty powerful! Apologies for some audio clipping here and there."

Animodule Goes Open Source with M1xXOR Eurorack Module - Source Code Now Available

Animodule has made the source code for their M1xXOR eurorack module available on their Psycho-Labs site here. The M1xXOR is an Arduino based module. People are welcome to modify the code and share:

"If you make changes to the code or come up with something interesting to do with the M1xXOR I’d LOVE to hear about it!"

Animodule tells me they are looking into provide the source code for some of their other modules as well.

DSI Pro 2 + Moog Sub 37 :: Synced Sequencers

Published on Dec 7, 2015 experimentalsynth

"Syncing sequencers, arpeggiators and more on the DSI Pro 2 and Moog Sub 37, then sending clock-synced CV step sequences and LFOs from the Pro 2 to the Sub 37. On top of that, we have the Eventide H9 and the Patterning drum app (both clock-synced). Just scratching the surface and exploring a bit. There are worlds to discover with a setup like this. Learn more at"

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol meets Moog Mother-32 (x3)

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Genshi Media Group

"I just couldn't wait... I shot this video 10 minutes after receiving the Phenol; before I've had a chance to even learn it! So this is a really rough and quick 'Experimental Cacophony of Sound!' Better musical offerings coming soon... (NOTE: The Moog Mother-32s and the Kilpatrick Phenol are being clocked by the Elektron Octatrack.)"

Olivier Briand Korg Kronos combi 'Tangerine Skies"

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Olivier Briand

"démonstration du preset combi 'Tangerine Skies'"

Audulus 3 Intro & Module Library Tutorial by Bimini Road

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Bimini Road

"This is an introduction to the new features in Audulus 3."

Audulus 3 Module Library Tutorial

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Bimini Road

"This tutorial introduces the basics of using the new module library in Audulus 3"

Buchla Easel Hordijk Blippoo Interactive

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Todd Barton

"My rudimentary explorations continue into the Easel—Blippoo environment.
This is an experiment using the Blippo’s S&H to drive the Easel’s Pulser and the Easel’s LFO to drive the Blippo’s FCV in. Blippo audio is going into the Easel’s Aux In and coming up on LPG 2 while the Easel audio is on LPG 1. Enjoy!"

Custom Purple Modular System

via this auction

via the seller: "Created in 2006 as a CUSTOM order by the incomparable Roger Arrick of fame, this unique Full Modular System (with Extras) has served me well. I've used it on 4 albums and have never had one single problem with any part of it. It is so well designed and constructed you come to understand why (DOTCOM) systems and modules have the reputation that they do. This is a one-off project by Roger and will never be repeated. It's cool purple module faceplates and bright BLUE LEDS (as opposed to the standard red) are eye-catchers and I always get people coming up to me and asking me about it when I've used it live. The modules are all in near-MINT cosmetic condition and the only marks on the system at all are a couple tiny nicks in the Tolex covering which I have repaired. These of course do not affect the operation of the electronics whatsoever. I'm selling it with Thirty (30) assorted 1/4-inch patch cords. And there are also TWO extra modules also with the purple faceplate: a Q109 Envelope Generator and a Q108 Voltage Controlled Amplifier. It is MIDI enables so any MIDI Keyboard will work with it. I've even triggered it with my StudioLogic Bass Pedals controller."

Note a different layout purple system was previously posted here back in 2009. that one was custom made in 2002 according to the listing.

Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer w/ Mod Grip SN 331076

via this auction

"All sliders clean and no noise. Slight tape residue from marking patches that can be removed with cleaner. Velcro attached to bottom from where it was attached to stand. Missing cap on one slider. Comes with mod arm and original manual."

Alesis Andromeda A6 in Original Box

via this auction

"DEAD MINT condition. Not a scratch or flaw anywhere. Looks like it just came out of the factory today. Perfect working condition. ALL OSCs tune and work perfectly every time autotune is requested. Includes original box, original manual, original plug, original foot pedal, original everything!."


Published on Dec 7, 2015 LESINDES

"A springy BEAT STEP PRO sequence is triggerung 4 ADSRs. And the ADSR is modulating assorted waves and wave parameters of WALDORF NW-1 -- no FX @ all!! Sounds between CHIPTUNE and ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS in an instant!"

Eurorack Modular Live

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Davide Tonini

Same title as this one, new video.

My mom hates my modular AKA My wife hates my beard

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Drum loops from Ableton into Malgorithm, and then Clouds. Malgorithm controlled by 2 Pressure Points and Brains. Clouds controlled by Planar and my fingers. I think I flipped through all the different 'modes' of Clouds. Kick from Analog Rytm supplements drums. Bass line from STO into Ripples. Shapeshifter into Korgasmatron and then Echophon. Vocal samples into mod A of Shapeshifter with VCO 1 in vocoder mode. Two outs of Cyclebox into Warps and out to Snazzy FX Wow and Flutter. Koma Kommander controls timbre of warps. Sequences from MFB Urzwerg Pro, Rene, and a couple uSteps. Quantizing by uScales. Pitch CV controlled by 4MS VCAM."

PO-12 Pocket Operator Rhythm

Published on Dec 7, 2015 spooloops spooloops

"A jam made with the step editing parameter locks on teenage Engineering's Pocket Operator PO-12 Rhythm.
To do this: While stopped select sound, adjust using encoders, press write, insert the step. The parameter adjustments are retained. Hit write again to turn off while adjusting parameters again.

Nudibranch shot by jacqueline Levitt.."

Sunvox Tips #22: Making Sounds with Sunvox

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Solar Lune

All parts here.
iTunes: SunVox - Alexander Zolotov

"Hey, there! After a huuuuuuuuuge delay, here's another Sunvox tip video. In this one, we look into using Sunvox to make sounds for games. As you know, Sunvox is a powerful tool for music and sounds alike, and we can harness these abilities to aid in making sounds.


Thanks for watching! If you wanna throw me something to thank me for making the tutorial, feel free to get something from my itch page:"

Dave Bundy - Duality (MakeNoise Shared System)

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Dave Bundy

"Modular synth live played and recorded on a MakeNoise Shared System with CV Bus."

Red Martian - någonting 2M Edison phonograph record synth music

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Redmartian

Here's something you don't hear (or see) every day.

"2M of new synth music on an Edison phonograph cylinder record (cut by Benjamin thevictrolaguy) Very limited run of 10 cylinders.

Phonograph is a Model D 2/4 combination with an S reproducer and Cygnet horn mic'ed with an SM57

Music performed live using a Roland TR-808, Jupiter-4, Jupiter-6 and Yamaha CS-15"

Cray Live Bendigo 6 12 15

Published on Dec 6, 2015 Cray

"Cray - 2 tracks from ReJETTE on Game Of Life"

The tracks were omposed on a Buchla 200e, Buchla Music Easel, Nord Modular and the Ciat Lonbarde Sidrax.

The Music Easel and Sidrax pictured to the left were the ones used for the release. Click on the image for the full size shot.

World's Smallest Drum Module? Ninstrument's Dr.Rhythm DR-55 1U Tile Drum Machine

via Ninstrument

"Might just be one of the smallest drum machines on the planet! Continuing along in our early drum machines theme is the Dr.Rhythm DR-55. This is based on the D-4 chip from Jan Ostman. More info on his chip is located here

If you are a eurorack modular enthusiast and have run out of 3U room, this tile makes it easier than ever to add some old school percussion to your rack. These will be available through our indiegogo campaign. Please help support us here"

Eurorack Modular Live

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Davide Tonini

Cazio CZ App Currently Half Off for Casio's 35th Anniversary

If you've been holding off, now might be a good time to pick it up. It's on sale for $9.99. 10 bucks for a full fledged CZ.

iTunes: CZ App for iPad - CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.

""CASIO Music Apps Electronic Musical Instruments Business 35th Anniversary Sale" being held!

We are selling at a special price of 50% off!

It will be sold at the special price on December 31, 2015 from December 7, 2015 (Japan time) !

This app reproduces the functionality of Casio’s best-selling CZ-series models, such as the CZ-101 (first released in 1984), and also includes new functions.
Featuring a built-in 4-part PD (phase distortion) sound source, its 36
waveforms are capable of generating an extensive and diverse range of sounds. The created tones can also be played on MIDI-compatible instruments."

Miditure 1.1 Update Adds MIDI Channel Aftertouch & More

Published on Dec 6, 2015 Lachlan Mooney

"A demo of Miditure being used to play three different voices on an Electron Analog Four.

This demo highlights the new features of Miditure version 1.1; channel aftertouch*; and channel assignment per pad."

iTunes: Miditure - a MIDI controller for iPhone - Lachlan Mooney

"What's New in Version 1.1
- Added channel aftertouch mode: 3D Touch capable devices can now send either polyphonic or channel aftertouch!
- Added the ability to set the MIDI channel for each pad
- Minor bug fixes"

Buchla 259e w/ Roland Space Echo - Dec 3rd 2015 (Stereo)

Published on Dec 7, 2015 tastysoilrecords

"Zoned out in this delay vortex..."

Audulus Tape Simulator and Compressor for Da Boom Bap

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Bimini Road

"This is a demo of the tape simulator and compressor for Da Boom Bap Kik."

Happy Holidays From Synthpro

Published on Dec 7, 2015 synthpro

"Happy Holidays everyone!!!!

Jareth/ synthpro"

Minimoog Model D SN 6607

via this auction

"This model D sounds great and is in superb condition, has the 2nd revision oscillator board. Was calibrated and tuned recently, all the wood paneling is in good shape.
Unfortunately some of the pots are needing serviced most work fine but some cut out at certain points on the dial, after using the synth for 3 hours recently they did start to improve, so I assume the tracks in them are just dirty, this has to be taken in to consideration before purchase. Note not all of them need cleaning most noticeable is the 2nd oscillator volume, mod wheel and the filter, many of the pots work fine."


via this auction

The title of this post is from the eBay auction, not me, but yeah, this would be a pretty nice present.

"All Keys work, all voices sound, all sliders and pots function, and the ribbon controller is fully functional. It is in the process of being calibrated and tuned. This is a fairly tedious process, but i feel that it should be as close as possible to 100%. At the moment, a couple of the presets have a volume drop, but the calibration process should remedy that. I will include print outs of the user manual, service manual, board layouts with board schematics, and a poster sized overall schematic."

Groovesizer TB2 analog synthesiser - 4 voice paraphonic wavetable synth

via this auction

"The TB2 is a 4 voice paraphonic wavetable synth shield for the Arduino Due development board. The TB2 features 2 oscillators per voice, an ADSR envelope, LFO, digital filter, arpeggiator, as well as a 16-step sequencer.
For sound generation, the TB2 makes use of the pair of 12-bit DACs built into the Arduino Due’s 32 bit ARM processor. The TB2 uses an SD card for storing patches and sequences, and it also allows the user to load single cycle waveshapes for the two oscillators and the LFO.

Comes with power supply and 8GB sd card.
Quarter firmware."

See the Groovesizer channel below for demos.

Roland SH-1 with Case SN 791291

via this auction

Roland Boutique Exploration (JX-03,JU-06,JP-08,Volca Beats)

Published on Dec 6, 2015 Metatron's Cube

"Playing with sounds on the Roland Boutique series. Just exploring about with the sounds."

Buchla Easel SVS to Blippoo

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Todd Barton

"Easel =CV, Blippoo=Audio. By sending the Buchla Easel's Sequential Voltage Source (SVS) to the Blippo Box it acts as a very rough/rudimentary preset sequencer. The first part of the video explores the various "settings" available from a single slider. Later explorations sequence diverse slider settings."

Audulus Drum Module Preview

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Bimini Road

"This is a preview of the kick module of Da Boom Bap drum machine."


iTuttle 2.0.0 Update Adds New Oscillators Mode, Formant Filter & More

iTunes: iTuttle - TBStuff

What's New in Version 2.0.0
► Audiobus 2 support (with State Saving)
► New Oscillators Mode : Drawbars
► Add Hard Sync on Osc 2 on Oscillators Mode « 3x3 »
► New Filter : Formant
► Add Filter’s Spreads (Cutoff and Resonance/Vowel)
► New Modulation Sources : Random Value (Bipolar & Unipolar)
► Save Keyboard’s configuration with each sound
► Remove Korg WIST
► Remove audio input

Blowstudio Hornet and Hornet Pro - Introduction

Published on Nov 11, 2015 blowstudiouk

Blowstudio Hornet Walkthrough

"Get yours and please support the crowdfunder!
The Hornet and Hornet Pro are intuitive and playable digital theremins perfect for noise artists, improvising musicians and anyone interested in sound or performance."

Some additional info from the crowdfunder page:

"The Hornet is a synthesizer with gestural control. Every Hornet has a voice switch and a mode switch, as well as speed and decay controls, to give you loads of sounds to explore.

Its a kind of theremin - a musical instrument that you play by moving your hand above it in space. The Hornet uses the same method of gestural control as the original Theremin, an instrument designed by Russian inventor Lev Termen in the early 1900s. However the Hornet is digital and updates the idea with many more sound options and possibilities.

Hornet also comes in a Pro version, which adds CV/Gate inputs so you can control it from your analog sequencer and sync it to your computer as seen in the main video. You can control pitch, note length and speed, and temporarily override your sequence at any time by turning the speed dial or putting your hand in the sensor beam."

LexX & Tribeline - What is love (Synth Edit)

Published on Dec 6, 2015 LexX

"My mate tribeline went over to get his hands on the new ipad lemur controller i use now together with the rheyne jammer to control ableton live. So enjoy his first steps on way to much hardware :)"

via discchord

And a few more:

Korg M500 Micro Preset - Synthesizer Demo - MIDIVERSE - TV

Published on Dec 7, 2015 MIDI-VERSE TV

"On this episode of MIDIVERSE - TV we are going to be sitting down with a Korg M500 Micro-Preset Synthesizer."

"Equinoxe 4" - on Elka organs

Published on Dec 7, 2015 organfairy

"This is one of the more complicated things I have done. But still it was not actually hard to do - maybe because it has been one of my favourite compositions by Jean Michel Jarre ever since I heard it for the first time.

The arpeggio runs as a MIDI files but most of the other tracks are hand played in real time. Apart from the Elka organs EP-8 and X-1000 I use Technics SX-C600 organ and Roland SH-2000 synthesizer."

Once in Borderlands Granular

Published on Dec 7, 2015 PaulLawlerMusic

"Re-inventing a famous Christmas carol in the 'Borderlands Granular 'Ipad App."

iTunes: Borderlands Granular - Chris Carlson

MPC Touch - araabMUZIK Live Performance

Published on Dec 7, 2015 AkaiProVideo

"In this video, the world's best MPC finger drummer araabMUZIK gets busy on the new MPC Touch. Sounds from the live performance were taken from the araabMUZIK MPC Expansion Pack."

MPC Touch on eBay

analog techno impro 02 / perfourmer+xbase+octatrack

Published on Dec 7, 2015 dresseduplunch

"Another short improvised techno session. This time I used a few sample parts and pre saved patterns to mix it up a little, but most stuff is done and modulated on the go. Of couse still far from perfection, but maybe some find it inspiring still.. :)

Drums: Jomox xbase 888
Synth: Vermona perfourmer MK2
Synth Effects: Moog delay MF104M, jomox t-resonator
Samples: Elektron octatrack
Mixer: Mackie 1402-VLZ3
Sequencer: Sequentix Cirklon"

KOMA Elektronik Komplex Sequencer - Multitimbral MIDI Song

Published on Dec 7, 2015 KOMA Elektronik

"In this video, we use the Komplex sequencer to control 4 separate patches in the Access Virus C in multitimbral mode. Each sequencer of the Komplex is set to 4 different MIDI channels. The Komplex is slaved to the Roland TR8's MIDI clock. Listen to the very melodic capabilities of the Komplex Sequencer!"

Roland Juno 60 - Exploring the Presets - MIDIVERSE MONDAY #15

Published on Dec 7, 2015 MIDI-VERSE TV

"Welcome to MIDIVERSE MONDAY #15. On this episode we will be scrolling through some of the preset sounds on the Roland Juno-60 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer."

Patchení s Nikol - Pasivní moduly (passive modules)

Published on Dec 7, 2015 Bastl Instruments

"V této epozodě Nikol ukáže spoustu super pasivních modulů!
ENG: In this episode Nikol will show plenty of cool passive modules!"

A London Modular Meet - Sat 5th Dec

Published on Dec 7, 2015 snipz

VOLTLIFE: Soundmachines LP1 melodic performance patch

Published on Dec 7, 2015 voltlife

"Using the Soundmachines LP1 Lightplane as a control source to play melodies and loops. X axis controls pitch (via a quantiser), Y axis controls timbre (by wavefolding), Z axis controls vibrato (by opening a VCA to let an LFO modulate pitch), and gate goes through an ASR envelope with quick attack and decay to open another VCA, thus defining the notes."

Patch n Tweak

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