Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sand Storm

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Quincas Moreira

"Modular Synthesizer performance by Quincas Moreira."

KORG Officially Introduces New ARP Odyssey Desktop Modules

ARP ODYSSEY Module | Reborn again for your desktop

Published on Aug 31, 2016 ARP

Update: video above added.

Korg initially leaked the desktop modules back on Sunday. We now have the details and the price - $599.99. Not bad for an all analog, ARP Odyssey, faithful to the original with CV, MIDI, and USB no less.

"Korg Announces ARP Odyssey in Desktop Module Format

Legendary analog ARP Odyssey reborn as a convenient synthesizer module

Melville, NY - - September 1, 2016 - - Korg brings back the unmistakable sound of the legendary ARP Odyssey in a desktop module format with ARP Odyssey Modules; offering users all the editing and sound-shaping parameters from the keyboard versions! To fit perfectly in today's DAW and desktop hardware-centric music production environments, this compact module form has CV/GATE included to interface with analog desktop racks and synths, USB and 5-pin MIDI for interfacing with controllers and DAWs. The lineup includes two models, the white Rev1 and the black and orange Rev3, reproducing traditional styling.

'The ARP Odyssey Module makes it even easier for users to obtain and integrate the distinctive analog sound that only a genuine ARP Odyssey can produce,' stated James Sajeva, Technology Director for Korg USA, Inc. 'By adding the ARP Odyssey Module to their setup, users can enhance their production and performance environments with fun and powerful, hands-on editing and the true-analog Odyssey sound that cannot be replicated from any plugin,' added Sajeva.

Since its appearance in 1972, the ARP Odyssey has been loved by countless musicians as a classic analog synthesizer. Forty years later, in 2015, with the advisory assistance of David Friend, co-founder of the ARP Instruments company, Korg resurrected the ARP Odyssey with a complete reproduction of the ARP Odyssey’s original circuitry. The ARP sound, which continues to be envied as an iconic analog synthesizer, was once again back in the hands of today's musicians. Now, Korg has further broadened the reach of the ARP Odyssey in today's world by releasing these new models.

The ARP Odyssey Module Rev 1 and Rev 3 with be available in October of 2016 for $599.99 each. For more information or to find a dealer visit"

KORG Announces New Volca Kick


Published on Aug 31, 2016 Korg

Update: video above added.

And we have a new Volca dedicated to kick, bass, and sub bass sounds, based on an analog oscillator, and an oscillating filter from the original KORG MS-20.

Details via KORG:

"Korg Announces Latest Edition to volca Series with the volca kick

An Analog volca Designed to Deliver Powerful Percussive and Chromatic Kick, Bass, and Sub Bass Sounds

Melville NY - - September 1, 2016 - - With the latest edition of the ever-growing volca series, it’s all about massive kicks, toms, and basses. volca kick starts with a true-analog oscillator and offers drive and MS-20 resonator circuits to shape earth-shattering sounds that can be played and sequenced chromatically. It’s the perfect addition to any volca or desktop hardware set to bring serious boom to the user’s sound production.

As opposed to generating sounds using a typical sine wave, volca kick starts the sound of an oscillating filter from the original MS-20. The powerful filter of the MS-20 self-oscillates when resonance is increased to the maximum, and this is used to produce powerful kick sounds ranging from solid kick drums to crisp kick basses with complex overtones.

volca kick’s 16-step sequencer now has a new Touch FX feature, which provides one-touch sequencer variations and time divisions for even more live performance potential. The pattern chain function lets users connect multiple sequence patterns for successive playback, making it possible to construct large-scale developments of 32, 64, or even 256 steps by joining up to 16 sequences.

'The volca Series has consistently brought renewed attention to classic groove machines and historical synthesis. It now has a new focus. This time, it's the most important sound in dance music: the kick,' shares James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc. Like all volcas, kick has a personality all its own, and combining it with other volcas or any other hardware adds unique character to users’ setups. The familiar Audio Sync connection means it plays exceptionally well with other volcas, minilogue, electribe and SQ-1, and the MIDI IN jack lets you use the volca kick as a sound module via DAW or MIDI controller.'

With its compact size, battery operation, and built-in speaker, it's easy to take the volca kick anywhere and perform any time. Available in October of 2016 for $159.99, to learn more or find a dealer visit"

KORG Announces New microKORG-S

microKORG S | new Sounds, new Speakers

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Korg

Update: video above added.

There's a new microKORG in town.  This one comes in white, features built in speakers (hence the S),  double the preset memory, and maple wood end panels.  Built-in speakers may not be needed in the studio, but they do make for a tempting portable synth on the go.

Details via KORG:

"Korg Announces microKORG-S; a The Legendary microKORG and More!

Sharp new design with built-in speakers, increased memory, new sounds

Melville, NY - - September 1, 2016 - - microKORG-S starts with the legendary sound, layout and feature set that has made the microKORG a most wanted for nearly 15 years and adds a 2.1 speaker system with power that far exceeds its size, 64 all-new sounds (bank A) alongside the original 128 classic sounds (banks B and C) plus 64 user locations (bank D). In addition, the front panel features an eye-catching new white panel and maple wood ends..

'With serious sound and superior build quality, the microKORG analog modeling synthesizer became an instant world standard when it was released in 2002. The multitude of sound- musicians who gravitate to microKORG can now choose a version that needs no additional speakers, monitors, or other connections to play,' stated James Sajeva, Director of Technology Brands for Korg USA, Inc. 'The program memory capacity has also been increased twofold, and we’ve added 64 all-new preset programs that further meet the needs of the modern musician, including clearly defined and punchy leads, electric pianos that sound great in an ensemble, and solid basses.'

microKORG-S offers all of the original microKORG's functionality, including the ease of selecting a program of a desired musical genre via it’s famous ‘Big Knob’. In true microKORG fashion, a four-band vocoder with an included miniature microphone, arpeggiator, five easy-edit knobs, and optional battery operation are all part of the package.

'As a beginner’s first synthesizer that's easy to use, as a supplementary live synth for the stage, or as for a tool for professional production, the microKORG and the new S version will continue to play a role in every music scene around for many years to come,' added Sajeva.

The microKORG-S will be available in September of 2016 for $499.99. To learn more visit"

Matt Crumar EVI / Oberheim Xpander Jam

Published on Aug 26, 2016 Patchman Music

"Just screwing around last night with my custom Crumar EVI with custom Steiner/Cooper MIDI interface, Oberheim XPander (my patches), Korg M3, and Eventide Eclipse. I am controlling the XPander with the Crumar EVI via the custom CV to Midi interface built by Nyle Steiner and JL Cooper and modded/tweaked by yours truly. So you are hearing a mix of the Xpander and the Crumar's built in analog synth for all the lead sounds.

Experimenting with direct stereo audio fed into my iPhone via a Roland Duo-Capture EX which available from Patchman Music here:"

Electronic music Jam #34 CENTERPOINT Octatrack + Blofeld

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ant GM

"Live set of electronic music with the sequencer Octatrack and synthesizer Waldorf Blofeld"

Novation KS Rack (Perform presets)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"A demonstration of the Perform presets included with the KS Rack synthesiser.

The synth was recorded direct with no further processing except for normalisation."


Novation KS Rack (Programme presets - Part 2)

Published on Sep 2, 2016

Collector Quality Roland Juno-60 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Absolutely stunning example of a vintage Roland Juno 60.
In collector quality cosmetic and working condition.

During our last run on the Joe Walsh tour, I came across this Juno at a tour stop in Florida.
It was living in a rehearsal closet in a private school's music department where it had been set up since new! Though my current interests lean more towards modular synths, I couldn't leave such a beautiful example behind. I cleaned it up and serviced the faders and pots with Deoxit Gold and Faderlube. Everything sounds great without any scratches or pops. You would be hard pressed to find any significant imperfections in the metal or wood ends.
She is ready for her new home!"

Roland RS-101 String Synthesizer

via this auction

"Roland RS-101 String Synthesizer 70's Vintage - This unit has some scratches and cosmetic wear, but fully operational and functional in pretty good condition. We have maintained all keys (rs-101 or 202 usually have same key problem), tested all keys, knobs, switches, faders, outputs works fine. The latches for the case missing, not affects playability. Check the test movie on youtube the link below." [previously posted here]

Minimoog Voyager Old School Edition

via this auction

"Pristine early 2009 build Minimoog Voyager Old School mono synthesizer with the Factory Moog Case."

PERfourMER MKII CV/Gate Edition SN 14156

via this auction

Roland System 100 - Model 101

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer SN ZC43372

via this auction

"The JD-800 is Roland's answer to half a decade of hard-to-program synthesizers. Covered in sliders that act as dedicated editors just like a classic analog synth, the JD-800 is an extremely programmable and hands-on digital synthesizer. It is also an interesting and great sounding digital synth with incredible flexibility and control. Internal ROM based waveforms are combined to build your sounds. The sounds are based on Roland's D-50, but updated for the nineties with multimode filters - uncommon but welcome at the time.

This keyboard comes with the original power cord, and has some minor wear and tear from regular use, which can be seen in the photos. NOTE: Just recently 3 keys started playing sporadically, the far right octave C#, G# and A#. No red glue problem."

aeolian island'

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO
Analogue Systems RS 100, RS 110²², RS 360²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2, A131², A133², A134²² , A143,2
A151²², A152, A156², A160, A175²²², A185-2(12x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame 4 Vox, Arpeggiator, Q Slider², Tame Machine
foh choices
Make Noise Brains, PP², Maths², Moddemix², Optomix, QMMG René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²², MP 201
SSL Modulation Orgy
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian ) Sportmodulator, TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss VF-1, Lexicon MX 400, Line6 Echopro, TC M 3000
mackie the mixer²
druma Ultrabeat
vid #1592

Modular vid #250

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Phisynth

"Trying to reinterpret yesterday's patch into a more structured form..."

DreamsOfWires - Intellijel Atlantis, Keystep & iPulsaret

Published on Aug 31, 2016 DreamsOfWires

"Just a small part of something I'm working on at the moment, complete with blunders, possibly for my next album. The Atlantis part was a live, improvised take, as you can see in the video, then I recorded the background pad/drone using a sound I created for iPulsaret on the iPad. Video is of recent travels, yet again..."

DSI PolyEvolver Keys SyncSound Session

Published on Aug 31, 2016 LESINDES

Korg Karma - Demo

Published on Aug 31, 2016 hamsterdunce

"Selling a Korg Karma synth - available for sale here:

This demo shows me running through a few patches to display full functionality. This video may be removed from the channel at some point, but subscribers may feel free to enjoy the '80s shredding until then. :-)

More interesting music & art things available to digest at"

And some pics via the auction.

DSP Synthesizers: 3HP Zero Bassline Eurorack Module

via DSP Synthesizers:

"Tomorrow is day Zero and the release of the 3HP Zero line of eurorack modules.

What does Zero mean?
3HP passive powered eurorack modules.
Yes passive as in ghost powered like microphones and some MIDI gear.
The module does not have a power connector.
Power is extracted from the input CV signals and used to power the module.

Why make a module like this?
It's all about filling out odd space and holes in your rack.
In that case not needing a power connector is a good thing.

First out is the Zero Bassline. A 3HP bassline synth.

Featuring Filter resonance and Filter decay knobs.
1V/oct Pitch CV and Gate CV inputs.

Check out the release at

Animoog for iPad Updated to Version 2.4.0

iTunes: Animoog - Moog Music Inc.

The support for Apple Pencil pressure makes me wonder when the iPad will add Force Touch as on the iPhone. That will be a welcome update.

"What's New in Version 2.4.0
* Animoog now requires iOS 8.2 or later.
* Fully optimized graphics, keyboard layout and interaction for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
* Support for Apple Pencil pressure on the keyboard.
* Support for Apple Pencil angle as a 'pencil-angle' modulation control on the keyboard.
* Support for Apple Pencil angle as a 'path-width' modulation source along the path.
* Support for Bluetooth LE MIDI devices.
* Support for MPE input with note-per-channel MIDI controllers.
* Added collapsible Inter-App Audio transport bar.
* Consolidated 'poly-pressure' and 'chan-pressure' into one 'pressure' modulation source.
* The vertical position of the keys on initial touch is now used as the 'velocity' modulation source.
* Left and right tapping next to the scale slider will now transpose octaves down and up.
* Timbres panel improvements to make sound design easier.
* Single-tapping a timbre on the left panel now highlights it, while double-tapping scrolls to its location in the Timbres list.
* The Timbres list on the right panel is no longer collapsed when switching presets.
* Values of CC mapped controls are now sent out at preset changes.
* Incoming MIDI CC 120 now turns off all active sound.
* Incoming MIDI RPN 0 now sets the active pitch bend range.
* Minor user experience improvements when working with modal dialogs.
* Settings are now saved immediately when changes occur.
* Fixes to timbre list where auto-scroll would overshoot at times.
* Fixes to some built-in scale definitions."

Novation Circuit + Keystep Live Improv - CUCKOO

Published on Aug 31, 2016 cuckoomusic

"Hello, here's a little jam with the Novation Circuit, a (somewhat) portable groove box, pattern maker synthesiser. I quite like this quick-to-get-going spirit of this little guy. The sounds are quite nice out of the box. I feel that it has its own identity, hence worth learning more about.

The wavetable synth engine is much deeper than I expected. A lot of source - destination modulations possible under the hood. Which is cool. This I will investigate in a future video. I'll make a proper tutorial of the Circuit at a later date.

Cheers for now

PPG wave 2.2 Synthesizer + Waveterm A "Melancholic"

Published on Aug 31, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: PPG wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982, Waveterm A incl. original WT-A Sample Library
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay"

Tymkrs: How we build a Protosynth Midi & Pocket Operator MIDI Sync Videos

Published on Aug 31, 2016 whisk0r

Pocket Operator MIDI Sync

Published on Jul 6, 2016 whisk0r

See the Tymkrs channel label directly below for more.

Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror Patch 02

Published on Aug 30, 2016 VoltageCtrlRtv

"The only sound source used in this demo is the Piston Honda processed through the Spectra Mirror and the Spectra Mirror Osc.

Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror rhythmic patch:

Piston Honda to SM IN
OSC 1 Tri out to SM FM 1 In
Envelope 1 out to SM FM 2 in
SEQ out to SM PW 1 in
OSC 2 Saw out to PW 2 in
OSC 3 Tri out to Morph in
SEQ clock out to SM clock in
SM morph out to reverb
SM via out to LPG in / Mult to reverb
SM s&h out to LPG in / Mult to reverb
SM s&h out to Piston Honda FM in

Be sure to checkout more videos and info at:"

0-Coast PGM Pages, pt. 4: Page 3, MIDI Learn

Published on Aug 31, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

All parts here.

Doepfer A-196 PLL Phase Locked Loop Eurorack Demo

Published on Aug 31, 2016 mylarmelodies

"Today we mess with the rather bonkers Doepfer A196 PLL module. It's part VCO, part effect! If you like this, get bonus videos by supporting me on Patreon:"

Roland Kiwi-3P SN 453271

via this auction

"This Roland JX-3P is in excellent working and cosmetic condition, and has been professionally modded with a Kiwi-3P upgragde by Kiwi Technics ($300 value). This adds a number of great features which expands the JX-3P into sonic territory that is impossible with a regular unit, such as oscillator detuning, two independent LFOs, and two independent envelope generators, to name only a few. It also has the optional Chorus mod, which lets you adjust the speed of the Chorus. Please refer to the Kiwi Technics website for a full list of new features.

Because the Kiwi upgrade expands the front panel functions considerably, an overlay made by Synthgraphics has also been installed ($90 value after shipping). This greatly helps navigating through the new features on the fly instead of having to refer to the manual constantly."

Prophet 600 with Hard Case

via this auction

"100% perfectly performing full blooded Prophet 600. No mods.
All original with a rock solid case."

Black w/ Reverse Grey & Black Keys Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Polyphonic Analog Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

E-MU Emulator II Vintage Sampler / Synthesizer

via this auction

"E-MU Emulator II Vintage Sampler for sale. In great cosmetic condition and fully functional, everything works as it should. Included is a box full of floppy sound disks with EII library sounds."

Timbre Wolf Synthesizer Jams by Electric Organ

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Electric Organic

"Freshly tuned Akai Professional Timbre Wolf synthesizer jam, programmed and performed by Josh from Electric Organic"

First Timbre Wolf Synthesizer jam
Wandering in 3 Parts

Teletype Concrète

Teletype Concrète from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Improvisation using Monome Teletype and Earthsea Eurorack modules"

And one more:

Teletyping from mudlogger on Vimeo.

"Custom Monome Teletype script with Earthsea / Meadowphysics Eurorack modules triggering Rings, Radio Music and Clouds modules"

50 Minutes Live Rephazer Jam/Set (Elektron Octatrack & Analog Four)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Rephazer

"The set starts with some minimal melodic dream house stuff, goes into more abstract techno and finally into some trance..It consists of previous made/posted Rephazer tracks in a (4 on the floor) context which I hope you'll enjoy. I had a lot of fun making and recording this, but since I recorded this in one go so some mistakes are to be expected (as usual) also the audio/video quality is probably not the best that I've posted, but I had to make some concessions with a long set like this.


1. Dreams (00:03)
2. B-Side (05:18)
3. Looking Forward (09:55)
4. Minimal Movement (14:01)
5. Battle For Harmony (19:16)
6. The Sky Was Pink - Nathan Fake Cover (23:46)
7. The Chase (28:24)
8. Crazy Dutch Bastard - Co written by Jas van Houten (32:23)
9. Short Circuit (37:08)
10. Heart & Soul (42:08)
11. Life Goes On (47:08)

Some technical details for the ones interested..


Track 1 = Bassdrum
Track 2 = Top Beats and Percussion
Track 3 = Melody
Track 4 = Bassline (Additional)
Track 5 = Melody 2 (Additional)
Track 6 = Atmospheric/FX
Track 7 = Master Recorder for transitions
Track 8 = Master Track

Using 6 scenes for breaks/drops/filters and 2 scenes for transitioning between songs.

Track 7 is constantly recording the main output into the recording buffer of the Octatrack using the Quick Record Function...Sort of Tarekith Transition Trick so thanks to him for the idea! (Check his YT)

Analog Four:

Audio goes into the Octatrack and is Directly send/monitored to the Master Track 8.

Track 1: Hihats and Electronic Percussion
Track 2: Atmospheric Pads 1
Track 3: Atmospheric Pads 2
Track 4: Main Bassline

Also thanks to the Teenage Engineering OP-1 and Mode Machines vPed for being good 'sample food' for the Octatrack ;)"

PPG WaveGenerator and WaveMapper AU-extensions for iOS

Published on Aug 31, 2016 WPalmWT

"A preview of AU extensions for the iOS WaveGenerator and WaveMapper.
The release of these updates is planned for October.
More info:"

WaveGenerator - Wolfgang Palm
WaveMapper - Wolfgang Palm

SuperBooth 2016: U-he Research Group (Physical Modelling Synthesizer)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"This is a late video from SuperBooth where I visited Sasha from U-he. He presented his Physical Modelling Drum Synthesizer project."

The Superbooth was held back in March 31st - April 2n this year. You can see the full setlist of panels for each day here, and all Superbooth16 posts here.

RyuX ADSRx (ADSR Envelope) Eurorack Module

Published on Aug 31, 2016 RyuX

"First Test of my ADSR Module"

Snazzy Fx : kitty eyes chaos module

Published on Aug 31, 2016 snazelle

"snazzyfxSNAZZY FX: KITTY EYES-tiny chaos gen with x/y out , Cv in and chaotic gate out with threshold #SnazzyFX #chaos #kittyEyes"

Live Jam #49 (Heuschrecke) - Minimal / Ambient / Drone - Roland sp-404SX and Eurorack modular system

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Monotrail

"Unfold for more info! -
Bert van Beek was back in my studio and we decided to make some new recordings for our ambient improv project Heuschrecke. Grab a beer (like we did) and drift away.


Stuff used:
Roland sp-404SX and Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a-199
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power

Quad attenuator

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for delay and reverb"

LYRA-8 as an FX processor (SOMA laboratory)

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Vlad Kreimer

"Using the EXTERNAL AUDIO IN of LYRA-8 for processing of different audio sources.

SOMA laboratory 08.2016"

Broken Echo Meadowphysics | Meadowphysics CV

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ted James Butler

"Monome Grid and Meadowphysics running direct to Make Noise Phonogene in Broken Echo mode, through MMG and out to Aleph running Skitter. Very simple patch. Maths channel 1 modulates Phonogene vari-speed while channel 4 modulates MMG Freq1."

Meadowphysics CV

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Ted James Butler

"Grid, Aleph and Meadowphysics by Monome.
STO, System0 and System Concrete by Make Noise.
Phonogene in Broken Echo Mode.
Toraverb by D16 Group.
Valhallashimmer by Valhalla DSP.
Meadowphysics CV scene by Rayce.
Ergonomic modular synthesizer enclosure by Goike.

September 8, 2014"

Modulated sine wave 30082016 // Doepfer A108, A-118 & Zoom MS-70CDR

Published on Aug 31, 2016 Computing.Sound

So good. Would make for a great soundtrack.

"Basic three module modular synthesizer patch plus effects.

- Doepfer A-108 VCF8 (self-resonating filter)used as a sine wave generator

- Doepfer A-118 Noise + Random Voltage used for modulating the A-108's frequency

- Doepfer A-135-1 QVCA/VCMIX just used for basic attenuation

- Zoom MS-70CDR provides the effects

On the pedal I chose the PitchDelay and SpaceHole algorithms.

Thanks for watching!"

Amazing Yamaha DX7 Patches Demo – Breathtaking piano, opera, strings, pads and bell patches

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Power DX7

"Amazing Yamaha DX7 Patches Demo – Breathtaking piano, opera, strings, pads and bell patches

This is a Yamaha DX7 demo brought to you by Power DX7, showcasing the breathtaking realism and unparalleled versatility of the Yamaha DX7.

About the Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesizer - Introduced in 1983, the Yamaha DX7 is the one of the best ‘pure’ synthesizer which has a very powerful FM synthesis engine."

"Two Hills" - Deep House with DrumTraks, TX81z, M1Rex, MKS-50

Published on Aug 30, 2016 SynthMania

"A smooth early '90s style Deep House number with Sequential Circuits DrumTraks, Yamaha TX81z, Korg M1Rex, Roland MKS-50"

Radikal Technologies RT-311 Scale Experiments

"I am using the following modules for this example:
RT-311 Swarm Oscillator
RT-451 Dual Multimode Filter
The soundcraft signature MTK22 mixing desk internal FXs tape delay and room reverb.

The pitch input of the oscillator has a scale quantizer. The Scale Quantizer allows for converting a continuous control voltage into a music scale"

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From now on we are nowhere

Published on Aug 30, 2016 MIDERA

"This track was created specifically for the 'Electribe music contest - summer 2016.' No external effects were used other than minimal EQ."

ARP Odyssey 2800 MK1 Whiteface with New England Analog PYSIX Aftertouch Mod & Space Panels

via this auction

"This is a truly awesome and rare synth to come across. While containing the original vintage parts, this synth was also modified to enhance the playability and look.

ENSONIQ SQ-80 Synthesizer 1987 | HD DEMO | NEW PATCHES

Published on Aug 30, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

You can buy these patches for your SQ-80 - read the description for further details (scroll down).

Synthesizer demo of the ENSONIQ SQ-80 from 1987.
The intro sequence was produced with the sequencer of the SQ-80 playing sounds from the AnalogAudio1 patch bank. In this movie I play my own sounds - on some sounds I used a small amount of reverb from a Dynacord DRP 20 or/and a Korg SDD-3000 for delay effects (but no other effects like compression or chorus).

The ENSONIQ SQ-80 is an upgraded, enhanced version of the popular ESQ-1 from 1986. You could say, it's a "turbo version". It has more waveforms, a floppy disc drive, more sequencer memory, a phones jack, a lighter casing and other improvements. It still has the same great analog lowpass filters, which sound great when overdriven (like heard in the video). The SQ-80 is a flexible synth. It has 3 oscillators, 4 envelopes, 4 DCAs and 3 LFO's per voice. OSC sync and amplitude modulation possible - like on analog synthesizers. It has a velocity sensitive keyboard and polyphonic aftertouch. Built in pattern sequencer (similar to the one in the Akai MPCs).



If you are an owner of an ENSONIQ SQ-80: would you like to use these sounds with your synth for your music?


Published on Nov 26, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"All sounds made with the Studio Electronics MidiMini.
The MidiMini or MidiMoog is a analog Synthesizer from the year 1989. It´s basically a rackmount version of the MiniMoog."

Tc electronics triple delay with Midimini synthesizer

Published on Mar 17, 2015 Analog Synthesizers

"Midi Mini trough Tc electronic flashback triple delay.
All sounds from the Midimini multitracked."

MIDIMINI Studio Electronics

Published on Nov 19, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"Demonstration of the dynamic vcf response from midi velocity."

That is pretty cool. You can hear how the filter opens up for only certain notes based on velocity.

Korg MS-20 HQ demo

Published on Apr 8, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"All sounds in this song is from the Korg ms20.
Multitrack recording with some reverb and delay added."

Roland SH-101

Published on Aug 7, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"All sounds in this song except the choir and speak and spell voice is made with the Roland SH-101.

All photos and video by myself."

Roland SH 2

Published on Jan 5, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"This song is made completely with sounds from the Roland Sh-2 analog synthesizer.
Some reverb added but other than that there is no other fx or eq going on.
Multitracked in Cubase."

Roland Sh-2 Roland SH-101 and Moog Source Midi to CV

Published on Jan 2, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"Controlling multiple synths via midi to cv from Cubase"


Published on Aug 30, 2016 Analog Synthesizers

"Song made with SE midimini & Nord Wave drums V Linn Lm-1.

The bassline, intro sound and two pad sounds in the middle section is the midimini. The other lead pad sound is a nord wave sound built from a mks-70 string sample. The metallic hit sound is also nord wave. The voice is vocoded through reasons vocoder. reverb and delay from evintide space and tc triple delay. Recorded in cubase."

AKAI AX80 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"The AX80 is the first pro-keyboard produced by Akai, released in 1984. It's an eight-voice programmable analog synthesizer with a full 61-note keyboard. Two analog oscillators per voice plus a sub oscillator provide the basis of its punchy analog sounds that can be described as similar to a Roland Juno 106. Very good bass, brass, synth sounds, and effects are possible. The keyboard is in great condition for being 30 years old. The only issue I have found is the 5 LCD screens that show a visual example of the parameters do not work. This does not affect any sort of navigation or functionality of the keyboard. It is a perfectly working keyboard that sounds incredible."

Something 10 Years in the Making Coming From Spectrasonics in 2 Days...

via @spectrasonics

Some people are speculating an update to Omnisphere while others say it will be much bigger? Hardware? We'll find out soon enough.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Update: and we have Keyscape:

Introducing Keyscape Published on Sep 2, 2016 SpectrasonicsVIDEO

Update2: and the official press release released September 12, 2016:

"'New 'Keyscape' Virtual Instrument from Spectrasonics Extensive 'Collector Keyboards' V.I. Software is Now Available

Burbank, CA - September 12, 2016 - Spectrasonics has announced that their major new software virtual instrument Keyscape(tm) is now available worldwide. Ten years in the making, Keyscape features the largest selection of collector keyboards in the world. The instrument includes an eclectic array of rare and unique keyboards that have never been sampled before. Each of the 36 sought-after keyboards were carefully restored and then deeply sampled and behavior modeled in unprecedented detail by the award-winning Spectrasonics Sound Development team. As the company's fourth virtual instrument, Keyscape operates both as a self-contained software plug-in and also integrates fully within the company's flagship synthesizer, Omnisphere 2. Keyscape has a suggested retail price of $399US and 349€, and is available now for delivery.

Visit for more information.

Technical Specifications
• Extensive library with over 500 "Best-in-class" sounds, 36 Instrument Models and Hybrid "Duo" Patches
• Deeply Multisampled sounds with up to 32-way velocity switching, Round Robins, etc.
• Custom Controls specially crafted for each patch allow intuitive sound modification
• Software features high quality, authentic circuit modeled amplifiers and effects
• Mechanical Noise, Pedal Noise and Release Noise behavior modeling
• Available as Download (77 GB) or Boxed USB Drive Edition
• Optional "Lite" installation (30 GB) for stage use
• Full Omnisphere(r) 2 integration

Keyscape is available to purchase now in either Boxed or Download Editions. The boxed edition features USB installation drives, and is sold exclusively through Spectrasonics' worldwide authorized dealer network. The Download edition is available exclusively from the Spectrasonics Webstore:

Keyscape has a suggested retail price of $399US and 349€. An extensive introduction video, full sound listings, background information on each model and over 5 hours of audio demos showing Keyscape are available at:"

Make Noise 0-Coast

Make Noise 0-Coast from Perfect Circuit Audio on Vimeo.

"Demo of the Make Noise 0-Coast sequenced by an Arturia Beatstep Pro."

1978 Roland SH-5 Synthesizer SN 521310

via this auction

"The SH-5 is a classic yet very advanced monophonic synthesizer rivalled mainly by its successor, the SH-7. The SH-5 has just about two of everything. There are two analog VCOs with triangle, ramp, square and pulse waveforms, two LFO's, two filters, two VCA's, white and pink noise generators, and more."

Oberheim Xpander SN G43917

via this auction

"This Oberheim Xpander is in excellent working condition and very good cosmetic condition. It sounds amazing and all tuning procedures pass, as shown in the photos. There are a few minor scratches here and there as also shown in the pics. It was inspected by a professional vintage synth technician earlier this year. It's not apparent in the photos, but the LCD screens are much clearer in person and very easy to read."

AKAI AX-60 SN 10425-21483

via this auction

Update: auction link fixed.

"For sale is an AKAI AX60 polysynth keyboard from the 1980s in good condition. Plays well and looks great with only minor signs of wear due to age. As noted in the condition description, 2 knobs needs to be replaced but are still fully functional."

AqA Elektrix M/S Matrix demo

Published on Aug 30, 2016 MrRostislove

"Testing firstly mono reverb on sides, then on mid. Then add Geiger counter on sides."

Modular vid #249

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Phisynth

"Base of the patch here is the TPS sequencing the BugBrand E350 Morphing Terrarium. Some BB DRM's added for good measure...

Working perfectly so far...still have to finish and mount the Touch Responsive Keyboard"

Reaktor Blocks As A Eurorack Sequencer

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"This week, we're exploring using Reaktor Blocks as a Eurorack sequencer with a modular synthesizer and the many ways this connectivity can be approached."

Modular Jam #34 - Tonnetz Chords

Published on Aug 30, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's some random camera action ... tried to move around and get lots of the patch in spread across a large system as none of it was close together. But at the core is the Noise Engineering Tonnetz Sequent making different chord intervals. Good fun."

The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things - Two Tutorials on Creating the Theme

Published on Aug 30, 2016

This is a bit of a double post. In the video above goes over how to create the theme to Stranger Things using hardware synths. If you click here, you'll get a write-up from Ask.Audio on how to create the track on U-he's Diva. The completed track there is impressive.

BTW, If you have Netflix and haven't seen Stranger Things yet, go watch it. If you don't have Netflix, Stranger Things just might be worth picking it up for a month. It is that good and so is the theme music. It's throwback to soundtracks of the 70s and early 80s, most notably John Carpenter.

The following is the description for the video by Reverb above.

"Netflix's 'Stranger Things' has seemingly taken over popular culture, in no small part thanks to it's moody, synthesized soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. In this video, Justin DeLay attempts to take us in to the Analog Upside-Down and show you how to approximate some of these fantastic sounds on analog synthesizers of the day.

Download The Free "Stranger Things" Ableton Pack:

1:27 - "Main Title" - K. Dixon / M. Stein
5:15 - "Kids" - K. Dixon / M. Stein
11:22 - "Castle Byers" - K. Dixon / M. Stein

Synthesizers Used:
Roland Juno-6:
Roland Juno 106:
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5:
MiniMoog Model D:
Ableton Live:

Read more about "Stranger Things" on Reverb:"

WALDORF MICROWAVE 1 - Rev A with CEM 3389 + soundsets collection

via this auction

"WALDORF MICROWAVE 1 - rare Rev A with CEM 3389
fully working and in excellent condition 240V version
some stains on the front panel visible only in full light
complete soundsets collection in sysex format
original manuals"

MFB Dominion 1 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Nord Lead 3 Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Moog The Source Model 341A SN 4351

via this auction

"You are checking out a used, vintage Moog The Source Analog Synth Synthesizer Keyboard. Model 341A. It has recently been tested and is fully functional. It is in rather nice cosmetic condition for its age. Check out the auction pictures."

Roland SH-101 SN 427685

via this auction

Elektron Monomachine SFX-6 Keyboard Synthesizer Limited Model

via this auction

Custom Silver Metallic Emu SP1200 Vintage Drum Machine w/ Forat Upgrade

via this auction

via the seller: "For sale here is an Emu Sp1200 with an amazing custom paint job by Bruce Forat. I've owned quite a few custom Forats and I will say this one is my favorite, incredibly amazing job the silver sparkle and lettering and graphics, even down to the custom silver knobs and sliders, it's really an amazing dope look. So classic.

It also has servicing / upgrades making this machine a breeze to use. It's fully functional and in amazing shape. All the buttons and pads trigger perfectly, pots are scratch free and the outputs are clean without hiss.

Cosmetically its near minty shape, the paint job is near perfect, looks really fantastic. The screen is so incredibly bright that it's hard to even show it properly in the pictures, but it looks awesome in person. Check out the pictures below for more details.

It has the following service/upgrades done in the past year by Bruce Forat:
- pads refurbished
- sliders refurbished
- all inputs outputs cleaned
- disk drive checked
- custom silver gloss paint job with silver knobs and sliders
- upgraded ultra bright custom blue backlight (super easy to read from multiple angles sitting in front or above, unlike the original screens)

Comes with a sound library of disks with rare samples including ($200 value)
- Roland TR909, TR808, TR606 sampled direct from the original machines (w/ OS 1.2 included on all disks)
- 16 original sound library disks including 5 from original Emu Sound collection
- 10 new old stock blank disks ready for formatting"

Modded Emu SP12

via this auction

"For sale is an Emu Sp12 Turbo edition with 5 seconds sampling time. This SP12 is in super nice condition overall. It does have a few wear so be sure to check out the detailed pictures below to make sure you like it. The backlight is out but this is quite normal for an SP12 of this age, you can still read the screen fine in a well lit room. I just serviced all the buttons/pads so they are triggering smoothly. Everything is 100% fully functional. This also has upgraded modded filter by-pass outputs so that you can access both filtered outputs and non-filtered outputs. The SP12 sounds awesome! It's the best way to get the SP1200 same 12-bit sound quality at half the price, with 5 second sampling time and cool 80s style built in drums sounds. Includes original manual and power cable. Don't miss out!"

Future Retro Orb Limited Edition Flourescent Green

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander SN Y61708

via this auction

Vintage Oberheim Two Voice TVS

via this auction

"1978, oberheim two voice synth with rare sequencer module. cosmetically in excellent condition, surprising for it's age. functionally absolutely gorgeous, totally working in all aspects. recently had a session in studio with an electronic musician/composer, and we had both this synth and the new two voice pro side by side. we had a chance to carefully A/B them. wow, the old SEM modules in this vintage two voice were profoundly richer. so i can personally vouch for that reality, having used my own ears. very, very musical synth.

only selling to fund the purchase of a vintage 4 voice,est coast otherwise would definitely keep it."

Glossy Blue Studio Electronics SE-1X

via this auction


New demo added to this post. It's the second in the playlist embedded there.

PPG Phonem OverTone Vocal Drone │ Tutorial - haQ attaQ 169

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Jakob Haq

"PPG Phonem OverTone Vocal Drone Tutorial. PPG Phonem by Wolfgang Palm is an awesome vocal synthesizer crammed full of controls for sculpting sounds. In this tutorial I am making an overtone-style vocal drone."

iTunes: Phonem - Wolfgang Palm


Koto from mudlogger on Vimeo.

KORG MS-20 Synthesizer Getting Started EASY Video Demo

Published on Aug 30, 2016 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2016

So you've heard some cool MS-20 demos and you decide to pick one up. You get it home, take it out of the box, and then realize OMG what do I do now? My friend, this demo is for you, don't run away from your MS-20. I will show you how to EASILY get up to speed quickly WITHOUT taking away your whole weekend.

We will do it all. Using the LFO. Doing a Ladytron patch. A sample-and-hold patch. A weird random self-playing patch. And not forgetting to run a drum machine through the External Signal Generator."

Acid House / Techno with Volca FM, Electribe, TT 303, MB 33: "What is it you want?"

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Shimanski Beats

"Acid House / Techno live performance with the title: "What is it you want?"

Korg Volca FM (lead, live)
Korg Electribe Sampler (drums, percussion & vocal samples; sequencer for the other instruments)
DSI Mopho (main bass)
Waldorf Streichfett (strings)
Cyclone Bassbot TT 303 (acid line 1)
MAM MB 33 Retro (acid line 2)

Effects and Compressors:
Lexicon MX 200
TC Electronic M350
TC Electronic M-One XL
TC Dark Matter (on TT 303)
TC Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo (on TT 303)
DBX 166xl
Alto ACL4"

RADEK Live from Modular Meets Leeds 2016

Published on Aug 30, 2016 sonicstate

"Another live modular performer from Leeds - RADEK - he uses the Elektron Octatrack to add FX and mix functions to his compact modular setup."

RADEK Interview and Kit Exploration

Published on Aug 30, 2016

"We spoke to RADEK just after he came off stage at Modular Meets Leeds, where he opened up the bill. Using the Elektron Octatrack to run the mix and FX."

Synth Jam: DSI Tetra, Moog Slim Phatty and Korg Electribe 2

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Marcus Padrini

"Another synth jam. This time, the DSI Mopho Keyboard is controlling the DSI Tetra (working with 2 patches), the Yamaha DX7 commands the Moog Slim Phatty (not appearing on video) and the Korg Electribe 2 is playing the drums."

Intellijel Atlantis Eurorack Synth - Audio Description for the Blind

Published on Aug 30, 2016 mylarmelodies

"This is a full panel audio description of the Intellijel Atlantis Eurorack analogue synth voice designed for blind or partially sighted Eurorackers to orientate themselves with the layout and functions of the unit, which lends itself well to immediate, hands on sound design."

MicroGranny 2.5 Demo #TTNM

Published on Aug 30, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's a demo video of the Bastl Instruments Micro Granny 2.5.

The MicroGranny 2 is a monophonic granular sampler, which can record samples to its microSD card with an internal microphone or trough a line-in port. It's easy to use and can be powered by battery, so you'll probably want to take it with you anywhere you go. Of course you can also incorporate it into a MIDI setup, playing the samples transposed over a keyboard, sequencing sample changes and automating sample parameters like bit crushing, pitch and granular synthesis."

Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror Eurorack Module Demo Patch 01

Published on Aug 29, 2016 VoltageCtrlRtv

"This is the first of many demo patches with the Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror eurorack module. The only sound source used is the Piston Honda being filtered by the Spectra Mirror. The second voice is the Spectra Mirrors built in Oscillator.

Spectra Mirror Patch 01

SM Osc out to delay
SM S&H out to delay
SM Note In from quantizer
Piston Honda out to SM Input
Envelope 1 to SM FM 1
Envelope 2 to SM FM 2
LFO 1 to SM Morph in
SEQ to SM PW 1
LFO 2 to SM PW 2
Master Clock from Machinedrum to SM Clock in
SM Res at 9 o’ clock"

See this post for an explanation of the Spectra Mirror.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Follow the Wiggle (Waveform) - Dr. Bob's SoundSchool

Published on Aug 29, 2016 moogfoundation

"The second grade children of Claxton Elementary School for the Arts and Humanities recorded a song about what they learned during their 10 weeks of Dr. Bob 's SoundSchool. We were fortunate to bring them to Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville. They worked with their teachers to write original lyrics, and to prepare for this recording! Read more about Dr. Bob's SoundSchool here:"

#21 (kosmiche)

Published on Aug 29, 2016 reeg2600

"Homage to the German Kosmiche Musik (cosmic rockers) of the '70s featuring Mellotron, Hohner Clavinet, Moog Voyager, ARP 2600, Fender Rhodes and Mellotron M4000D."

Buchla 258e Dual Oscillator Tests by Todd Barton

"test driving a prototype that came across my desk of a 258e Sine/Saw--Sine/Square oscillator. this has tons of modulation possibilities. Osc A Sine-Saw in Left Channel and Osc B in Right Channel. No effects except for a little reverb on the drone beginning at 4'23". From 2'16" to 3'42" I haltingly scroll up and down through 8 presets based on a single patch, just trying different modulations. From 3'43" to 4'22" a similar scroll though more extreme modulations."

"another test drive of the 258e sine/saw--sine/square dual oscillator. All snippets are self-generating, single-pass Krell patches using just the 258e as sound source. No overdubs and only some reverb in post."

Qu-Bit Electronix Chord - First Look Demo (w/ 2hp Env, Filt, + LFO)

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Bimini Road

"The Qu-Bit Electronix Chord module is the easiest way to bring fat stacked real polyphonic chords into your modular rig. It is a beautifully designed module that is simple and immediately inviting yet deep and endlessly inspiring.

Also featured is the Qu-Bit Octone 8 step sequencer, as well as 2hp's Env, Filt, and LFO modules. Blind panels begone! Fit more synth into your rack with 2hp modules.

All of these modules are available at the Reverb dot com Century Sound Labs store:"

How to wire a Serge

Published on Aug 29, 2016 Dmitri SFC


Modular Gameboy Triple Arduinoboy

Published on Jul 10, 2016

Note there are two videos in this set:
Modular Gameboy triple Arduinoboy
ARDUINOBOY triple gameboy modular synth

Some of you might remember the first iteration of the Triple Gameboy Arduino posted in 2011 here.

Details from the first video above:

heres some holy chill music from some LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER DIY synth.

Is something i initally made 3 years ago as a stand alone module to match some other gameboy powered modular machines i built, but it got taken apart i found it in the shed a couple of weeks ago and it was rusted and mouldy, so i took the idea and made it better. this one is midi, in this video it is sequenced by a number of Arduino midi sequencers designed around a modified code of this :-…/04/23/arduino-based-midi-sequen…/

Its core is an Arduinoboy designed by Trash80 with some EMS smart cards with his mGB software on them. on top of that it has some oscillators which effect the clock of the gameboys, hence making them tuneable by slowing up and down the gameboys speed, all 3 of them work off each other to make a fatter version of just 1 of them that is all. the processor clock speed is also controllable by CV. the initial sounds by the gameboys are channel 3 which is the WAVE channel, one of the midi sequencers up top out is used to record the cc from control voltage of that knob to the right which controls the wave table.

the pulse channels and the wave channels are panned so they can be kind of seperate so they can go into different reverbs and into the mixer.

its all powered by the midi sequencers which is all clocked by an alesis hr16, i pre played in the apregiator style sound into one of the midi sequencers prior to recording this cus its really hard not to mess up, so just muted and unmuted that. along with a lot of drum patterns which are triggered by various step sequencers and probability triggers.

the front panel is loose because im having problems booting all of the gameboys up at the same time from the front panel, and seinse the back of the gameboys are inside ive kinda gotta pull it out and turn it on and off again if it crashes. but hopefully will be an easy fix.

the keyboard controller is a bit of a mess, the controls on the front panel was a master clock so i didnt have to use the Alesis HR16 but it didnt really work very well so i had to bypass all of that and solder the end of a midi cable straight to the arduino in the controller... work in progress.

its all doused in reverb to sound kinda HOLY.

SO YEAH HOLY GAMEBOY. you can find out more on the older project at :-
and the old one i built is here :- [posted here]
filmed and added some closeups after. hence the clock speed being slow in the close ups."

ARDUINOBOY triple gameboy modular synth

Speak and Spell Modular Synth

Published on Jul 10, 2016 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"this is a speak and spell that has been circuit bent and broken out to work optimally with modular synthesis."

How To Build A Synthesiser In your bedroom

Published on Jul 10, 2016 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"just a video on how to build a synth if you need to go on tour in a couple of days."

Created a new Zibra label for these. You can find some of the finished DIY featured here. Some of it appears to be based on MFOS.

Arturia Minibrute and Micbrobrute Combo Frankenstein Analog Synth

via this auction

"For sale is a Minibrute without its Keys, and a Microbrute in perfect condition. The Minibrute is still 100% fully functional as a sound module, I just needed to save space and came up with this creation. So how does it work?

There is enough space underneath the electronic components of the minibrute for the cabling to plug into the back of the microbrute. The cables run along the back of the microbrute and out the small gap between the two units.

There are a couple ways you can sequence the two simultaneously or independently. Using USB and MIDI you can treat it like a 2 voice synth with an extra LFO and ENV to share between them. You could also take the Pitch CV Out of the microbrute to the pitch CV in of the minibrute to play the minibrute from the microrbute. It just depends on what you want to do with it.

I built a little stand for it and it was really comfortable to play when mounted up like in the pictures."


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