Friday, September 30, 2016

DSP Synth Drum Demos by Error Instruments

Published on Sep 29, 2016 paul tas

DSP synth drum demo 808 drum eurorack
DSP synth drum demo Minipop drum eurorack
DSP synth drum demo Cr-4 tone drum eurorack
DSP synth drum demo lm-1 drum eurorack

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3.0 SN 2330

via this auction

"This one is in good cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has been serviced and has had some restoration. It is ready to be played and needs nothing! This one is a Rev 3.0 (NOT a 3.1, 3.2, or 3.3) with 40 programs. Factory (MIDI) was't/isn't an option for this revision, but an aftermarket midi kit is available from Kenton."

Robert T - Night Waves

"A new album of dark synth wave and 80s influence from east coast producer Robert T

released September 29, 2016

album art by Ben Van D

mastering by Paul Goguen

All tracks written / performed by Robert T, except Dark Forest and Corona by Robert T and Mike Tango"

Synths per track:

Standoff: tr909 , Oberheim Matrix 1000

Eminent: Clavia Nord Modular g1 yamaha RM1X

Night waves: Elektron Analog 4 , Waldorf Microwave 2 XT , Roland MKS7

Dark forest: Robert T played Elektron analog 4, Mutable Instruments Shruthi 1 ; Mike T played korg monotribe, microx , kaoss pad 1 and 2

Corona: Robert T played Roland MKS 7 , Roland tr707 , Elektron A4 , vocoder voice : Mike T played arturia minibrute korg monotribe, microx , kaoss pad 1 and 2

Fractal: Roland R8 w/808 card, Elektron Analog 4 , Waldorf microwave 2 XT

Cr02: Elektron analog 4 , clavia nord micro modular , waldorf blofeld , roland MKS 7

Tyrell corp: Roland Tr707 , Clavia Nord modular G1 , Mutable instruments Ambika


Published on Sep 30, 2016 Ebotronix

I'm guessing based on the name, this is a little tribute to Rosetta: "On 30 September 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission by landing on the comet near a pit called Deir el-Medina."

"Clavia D Drum 4 se, Moog Taurus 2 Bass
Eurorack Modular Synth
- ~ +
4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R 2m², A101-2, A131², A133², A134²² , A141,
A143-2,9, A151²², A152, A156², A160, A175²²², A185-2(12x),
A138m,a²²b²²c²²², A 191-2 (Lexicon MPX 100 midi CC)
Cynthia's Zeroscillator
Flame Chord Machine, Q Slider²
foh choices
Make Noise Brains ,PP², Maths², MDM², Optomix, QMMG, René
Malekko Anti ²², Unkle²², Jag
Moog Taurus 2, Freqbox²²
Roland System 104 Sequencer
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tip Top Audio Z 8000
Toppobrillo Quantimator² (aeolian) Sportmodulator, TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
FX : Boss EF 303, RV5², Lexicon MPX 100²
Roger Linn Adrenalinn 2
mackie the mixer³, Dynacord SM 8030
vid #1601"

Update: Rosetta's Farewell via APOD

"Image Credit & Copyright: ESA, Rosetta, MPS, OSIRIS; UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
Explanation: After closely following comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for 786 days as it rounded the Sun, the Rosetta spacecraft's controlled impact with the comet's surface was confirmed by the loss of signal from the spacecraft on September 30, 2016. One the images taken during its final descent, this high resolution view looks across the comet's stark landscape. The scene spans just over 600 meters (2,000 feet), captured when Rosetta was about 16 kilometers from the comet's surface. Rosetta's descent to the comet brought to an end the operational phase of an inspirational mission of space exploration. Rosetta deployed a lander to the surface of one of the Solar System's most primordial worlds and witnessed first hand how a comet changes when subject to the increasing intensity of the Sun's radiation. The decision to end the mission on the surface is a result of the comet's orbit now taking it to the dim reaches beyond Jupiter where there would be a lack of power to operate the spacecraft. Mission operators also faced an approaching period where the Sun would be close to line-of-sight between Earth and Rosetta, making radio communications increasingly difficult."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Tribute

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Superfunk Synths

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Tribute

Prophet 5 : bass, drum tom + synth fx
Dmx : drum machine"

malekko wiard richter phase modulation PM oscillator - eurorack modular synth

Published on Sep 30, 2016 DavidH

"just a quick phase modulation demo, sounds like FM"

Roland SH-1000 Minus Wood Side Panels

via this auction

KORG M3R | The Most Fascinating Soundscapes | HD DEMO

Published on Sep 30, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the KORG M3R digital synthesizer from 1989 - The Most Fascinating Soundscapes.

All sounds come from a single Korg M3R played live without additional effects - right from the stereo outputs of the Korg M3R. I played sounds from the following sources:

0:33 - 1:04 M3R factory presets
1:04 - 3:23 Synth 1 (Card Set from Korg)
3:23 - 5:30 Synth 2 (Card Set from Korg)
5:30 - 6:16 Synth 3 (Card Set from Korg)
6:16 - 6:46 L.A. Studio Hits (ROM Card from Key Clique Inc.)
6:46 - 7:11 Sound Effects (Card Set from Korg)
7:11 - 8:48 Environment (Card Set from Korg)
8:48 - 8:59 Akira (ROM Card from Korg)
8:59 - 9:41 World Omnibus (ROM Card from Korg)
9:41 - 9:48 Percussion (Card Set from Korg)

In this video, I tried to play a selection of most fascinating soundscapes from the M3R sound library available. The M3R is very cheap nowadays, it's a good choice if you like digital synth sounds from the nineties!"

Elektron Octatrack + Korg ER-1 MK.II = A_ (Improvised DubHouse)

Published on Sep 30, 2016 my4trackmachine

"An improvised arrangement of somethings I have been working with. I have been working with learning my machines a lot more and in particular with this one, am doing a lot of sample building to try and make a new workflow with my machines. All Sounds other then the Drums are FM synthesized sample sets I created and then manipulated in hardware."

Electronic music Jam #36 NREC Octatrack + Blofeld

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Ant GM

Jam in the key of zero volts

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Vykaar Tones

"Part of an improvised session captured using camcorder microphone"

Roland Boutique Artist Interviews - Paul Hartnoll, A Guy Called Gerald, DJ Pierre

Published on Sep 30, 2016 RolandChannel

1. Roland Boutique Paul Hartnoll interview

"As one half of the legendary Orbital, Paul Hartnoll knows a thing or two about putting a killer tune together, and just as much about how to recreate that sound live in front of thousands of people.

We visited Paul’s studio to discuss the latest Roland Boutiques, and ended up finding out where Orbital got their first 303 from, and why they think their original TR-909 and TB-303 could be rather special."

2. Roland Boutique A Guy Called Gerald interview

"Making electronic music since the mid ‘80s gives A Guy called Gerald a certain perspective on the industry.
We spoke to the genre-busting producer on his first encounters with the original TR-909 and TB-303, how they helped him get started with his music, and what he thinks of the latest additions to Roland Boutique family, especially the TR-09 and TB-03.

You’ll also find out that 808 State’s ‘Pacific State’ was originally called something completely different…"

3. Roland Boutique DJ Pierre interview

"DJ Pierre is synonymous with the sound of acid house, and although the acclaimed producer has an enviable catalog of productions under his belt, it’s possibly his first release that has had the biggest impact on electronic music culture.

Phuture’s Acid Trax kick-started the acid house genre by subverting the sound of Roland’s TB-303 bassline synth, and we caught up with Pierre to talk about those early years with the TB-303, and what he thinks of the new TB-03 Roland Boutique."

Acid House Innovator and Phuture Co-Founder DJ Spank-Spank has Passed Away

Uploaded on Sep 22, 2011 staxxaquila

Some sad news in via Aaron K.

DJ Spank-Spank passed away on September 21.


"Earl 'Spanky' Smith Jr., producer, DJ and founding member of Chicago house progenitors Phuture, has died.

A post from the group's management confirms that the electronic musician, also known as DJ Spank-Spank, passed away today (September 21). The eulogy calls Smith a 'legend,' and explains that Phuture will continue on and complete an album they had been working on prior to Smith's death"

Another great is gone. You can see how much influence he has had here on MATRIXSYNTH over the years.

He will be missed.

Update: Boiler Room Chicago LIVE Set added below. Also in via Aaron K.

Phuture Boiler Room Chicago LIVE Set Published on Mar 5, 2014


"Phuture smacking seven shades out of our second major Chicago showcase in as many days. Sheer class."

Young Fathers - Shame | Guardian Sessions

Published on Apr 8, 2015 Guardian Music

"Young Fathers perform Shame live in session."

"In a live session recorded exclusively for the Guardian at Total Refreshment Studios in Hackney, east London, Mercury prize-winning Scottish trio Young Fathers perform Shame from their album White Men are Black Too. Fusing elements of post-punk, hip-hop and pop, their album explores themes of race, sexuality and identity and sounds at once mainstream, lo-fi and political. As the group's Alloysious Massaquoi says: 'Young Fathers are breaking out of the ghetto'."

Young Fathers - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Published on May 7, 2015 Guardian Music

EMS SYNTHI & KORG MicroKorgs. This one in via Chris.

Korg DW8000 Rebuilt and modified with Arturia Keystep and Stereoping SYSEX Editors

Second mod added to this post.

Updated Korg Volca 5-way Power Splitter from myVolts

via myVolts

"In case you didn’t know, myVolts makes a super-handy cable for powering up to 5 Korg Volcas from one mains plug or USB port. It saves wall sockets, batteries, time, money hassle – and we’re proud to say it has a lot of fans in the vibrant Volca community.

Version 1 of the cable’s been available for 9 months now, getting used all over the world, so we’ve gotten a lot of user feedback. We’ve taken on board all the comments and made a new-and-improved version, available from September 2016"

The new and improved version now has "right-angled tips on the end of the five tails this time, it makes the setup neater and keeps the cables out of the way and going in the right direction, away and out the back of the Volcas."

Use the discount code CAROVOLCA2 for 3 quid off.

Birth of a Tragedy (Novation Circuit jam 7)

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Ruslan Jabrayilov

"After a 3 month hiatus, I finally found the time to make something with my Novation Circuit. I used a limiter in Ableton to boost the volume. Everything else was done inside the Circuit.

Link to the vocal sample"

SUPERBOOTH17 Set for April 20 - 24 2017 in Berlin

via Superbooth

"The upcoming edition of the specialized music and culture fair for electronic musical instruments, SUPERBOOTH17, will once again be located in an acoustically attractive space with Hallways, Concert Halls and buildings in the style of the historic DDR period.

Each day attendees will have the opportunity to attend up to 18 Gespraechkonzerte, a mix of diverse presentations, panels and workshops. In the outdoor area, you will find an excellent mixture of ethnic foods where starting middays, one can enjoy free concerts at the Lake Stage.

In the large open foyer areas, one will find the playful materials for free workshops and presentations, where unique cooperations are presently in discussion with related Universities and Institutions.

We received such positive feedback from the boat shuttle service, that we will once again offer the boat shuttle from Jannowitzbrücke, however, this time in addition one will find a small train shuttle at the S-Bahnhof Wuhleide which will take riders direct to the event. In combination with the surrounding Park and the pool located in the building, exhibitors and visitors can enjoy an effective relaxation on demand in the middle of the bleeps, bloops, noise, music and conversation. We are pleased and look forward to a respectful and constructive atmosphere.

With the partnership of the former Family Wellness Center of the DDR - the FEZ Wuhlheide, we are please to have found yet another location for the SUPERBOOTH with a special quality with an authentic charm.

(!!) For our exhibitors:

For the first stand planning, last year's exhibitors and new potential exhibitors will receive a booking option latest on October 4th. We ask all exhibitors to please give us your special location wishes or potential individual setup concepts so we may try to realize the desires by the 1st of November. Until we have your booking confirmation, all spaces which are offered remain available to all exhibitors.

Ticket sales to the general public will begin November 1st, following the final exhibition plan.

We thank you for your patience."

See the Superbooth label below for previous event coverage.

Sonic LAB Extra: Lifeforms Sounds

Published on Sep 30, 2016 sonicstate

"More sounds from the Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV-1"

Follow-up to Pittsburgh Modular SV-1 Blackbox Review

KORG ARP ODYSSEY Desktop Module Demos by soundrope

Published on Sep 27, 2016 soundrope

ARP ODYSSEY Module #1 : Play with Oscillator Sync Sound
ARP ODYSSEY Module #2 : Play with Filter
ARP ODYSSEY Module #3 : Edit Sound with SQ-1
ARP ODYSSEY Module #4 : Create Track with DAW (Bass Pattern)
ARP ODYSSEY Module #5 : Create Track with DAW (Synth Pattern)
ARP ODYSSEY Module #6 : Create Track with DAW (Lead Pattern)

Roland PG-800 Programmer

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

ROLAND Vintage Synthesizer VP-330 SN 961465

via this auction

Simmons SDSV Vintage Analog Drum Synth (Fully Loaded)

via this auction

"Selling a fully loaded Simmons SDS-V vintage, analog drum synth. This unit is in excellent condition both cosmetically (more so than any unit I've come across on ebay) and functionally.

Comes with Kick, Snare, and 5 Tom modules.
Does not include with drum pads (price reflects this).
Everything on the front face plate looks immaculate
There is some normal light wear on the chasis and rack ears (but even this can be replaced if you want)
Sounds excellent and functions well

This is the biggest and baddest sounding Simmons (I've owned several) and has excellent sounding Curtis filters (same ones on SP-1200 and many classic synths)"

MOOG PRODIGY SN 5363 with Original Box & Extras

via this auction

Roland System 100m

via this auction

"Modules featured on this modular system are:
112 - Dual VCO, with 3 CV ins, 2 outs, and weak/strong sync
121 - Dual VCF , with low-pass and high-pass filters with 24 dB/octave slope
130 - Dual VCA with a linear/exponential switch
140 - Dual envelope (ADSR, invertable and manual gate button) and LFO (5 waveforms with switchable range: x1, x1/10)
150 - Ring Mod, Noise (pink and white), S&H (with lag), and LFO (5 waveforms with switchable range: x1, x1/10)

The unit has small cosmetic wear from being used over the years (see pictures) but still works perfectly."

SNs 122273, 364327, 1220xx, 122170, 132470

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 with GliGli update and Original Case

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 with GliGli update and Original Case
Comes fully serviced incl 1year warranty. Invoice included."

Sequential Circuits Pro One Incl Case

via this auction

Tera Synth Update

One of the nicer sounding synths for the iPad.

iTunes: Tera Synth - VirSyn

"What's New in Version 1.4.0
- MIDI Learn with separate MIDI channels
- MIDI Sync drift problem solved
- New Delay effect algorithm avoids crackles on tempo change
- New 4xOversampled Distortion algorithm for antialiasing
- Inter App Audio Tempo sync"

via discchord.


Published on Sep 30, 2016 MPTY

"Elektron machinedrum + zoom ms70cdr + korg volca keys
Machinedrum's channel 5 goes to output C - pedal - back to inputA
Volca keys - inputB
Hope you like it!"

Acid-dub-reggae crossover w. Volca, Electribe, Machinedrum, Mopho, 303, etc.

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Shimanski Beats

"Headphones or good speakers recommended - otherwise you won't hear the sub-bass!
Title: "There is no other way", style reggae-dub-acid crossover

Instruments used:
Elektron Machinedrum: main drums
Electribe Sampler: additional drums, vocal samples and hardware sequencer for the other gear
Korg Volca FM: off beat chords
DSI Mopho: reggae sub-bass
Waldorf Streichfett: strings (phaser fx: TC Electronic M350)
MAM MB33 retro: acid line 1 (delay: Lexicon MX200)
Cyclone Bassbot TT 303: acid line 2 (through TC Electronic Dark Matter and Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo)"

Korg Mono/Poly analog synthesiser quick demo

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Vykaar Tones

"Korg Mono/Poly analog synthesiser quick demo in unison mono mode - this is how it should sound after a service and tune up. The X-Mod and sync effects are exceptional on this synth. Eventide Timefactor delay added to part of the arpeggiator section by force of habit. This synthesizer is probably going to be for sale soon if anyone in the London area is interested."

Arturia MatrixBrute Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Synthtopia

"Here's an overview and hands-on demo of the Arturia MatrixBrute.

We talked to Arturia's Mauricio Garcia at Knobcon, and he gave us a tour of the new MatrixBrute and demonstrated some of its sonic potential."

KORG DWEX8000 NEW LIFE [Custom Desktop DW8000 Minus Keys]

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Steve Brenner

Audio comes in at 2:28.

"Korg DW8000 that was dead, now alive and rebuilt into a desktop sound module working great with external midi controller."


Korg DW8000 Rebuilt and modified with Arturia Keystep and Stereoping SYSEX Editors

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Steve Brenner

Roland TB-03 Sound Demo

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Bonedo

"#Roland #TB-03 Transistor Bassline - Performance and Sound Demo. Realtime tweaking showing the range of different parameters."

Headless Horseman @ Elektron Studios

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Elektron

"Headless Horseman stampeded into Gothenburg for a run-through of Hollowed from his brand new Elektron Grammofon EP. (look closely and you might spot a certain new Elektron effects unit in the rig!)

EGR45-00005: Headless Horseman is available here:"

Modular Day #3

Published on Sep 30, 2016 Befacosynth

"Thanks to everyone that made Modular day #3 possible!!
20+ Expositors
DIY Workshops by 6 manufacturers.
Octophonic instalation with pieces of 10 artists.
Concerts by BR-Laser, Clip!, Noroeste & Ralp
300+ visitors
Music by Clip!"

Buchla Funk

Published on Sep 30, 2016 d4nnyp

"Percussive patch on the Buchla 200e. Dan_P-Funk

261e, 259e and 291e as sound sources."

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Upcoming TripsQuad: Quad Waveshaper Eurorack Module by Auxren aka Oren Levy of Tabor

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Oren Levy

"A demo of my new eurorack module. It has 4 waveshapers normalized in series with plenty of modulation inputs for fun."

Oren Levy is the man behind The Quill by Tabor. His modular explorations have been featured here on MATRIXSYNTH numerous times.

The image to the left is via modulargrid. It appears the brand will fall under the moniker auxren.

The following are some details in via Oren:

"This one is mainly open source and meant to be a non-daunting way for people to learn to surface mount solder. The files and info is on

Cost for parts and everything is around $60. I'll have circuit boards and panels for purchase and I might even hand build some if people want complete modules, but the purpose is to get people to build something easier than the other surface mount projects."

Free AM106 Ring Modulator for Reaktor Blocks by Amazing Machines

AM106 Ring Modulator for Reaktor Blocks [FREE] from Amazing Machines on Vimeo.

via Amazing Machines:

"As part of our 5th anniversary celebration, we've just released the FREE AM106 Ring Modulator for Reaktor Blocks"

Video description:

"AM106 is a Block module for use with the Native Instruments’ Reaktor Blocks Modular System.

An advanced Ring Modulator, with features such as Dry / Wet Mix Control, Polarity Flip Switches and Continuously Variable X Axis Curves, AM106 takes Audio and CV Mangling to a whole new level.

AM106 is FREE for anyone to download, for more information please visit:"

Rossum Electro-Music Control Forge Manual Onine

via @RossumElectro

"Interested in discovering exactly what Control Forge does? Download the manual at"

Korg Mono/Poly SN 370338

via this auction

MFB Kraftzwerg Synthesizer SN 09218

via this auction

"A great sounding neat little German made Synth - the MFB Kraftzwerg. Everything works as you would expect."

Buchla/Topobrillo Dual Function Generator Eurorack Manual Trigger

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Christopher Anderson

"Brief demo to show both Function Generators operating"

via this auction

"Excellent, fully functional, Buchla designed Dual Function Generator in Eurorack format w Grayscale Panel. Includes excellent Manual Trigger Modification allowing self triggering. These Dual Function Generator PCBs were created by Toppobrillo using the original Buchla 281 schematic. It's exactly 1/2 of a Buchla 281. This is basically the same circuit used in the Make Noise Maths, and the implementation is pretty close, although the Grayscale Panel footprint is considerably smaller, at 16HP (versus 20HP for Maths). Photo is of actual module, and comes with original blue Buchla 200 knobs."

Mannequins fuqing the air

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Cray

"Mannequins modules by Whimsical Wraps and Mutable instruments Braids fuming the Sisters filter"

Time Reversal

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Ebotronix

"Clavia D Drum 4 se
Moog Taurus 2 Bass
Eurorack Modular Synth
- ~ +

Circuit Bent Hing Hon EK-001 / Model No.21 / General overview of modifications

Published on Sep 29, 2016 George Gleixner

Run that through some effects...

"Commissioned build for Bazazzian.

00:25 - Modulation knobs
02:40 - Touch contact/pitch
02:58 - Note latch
03:07 - Optic theremin/pitch
03:55 - Optic theremin/distortion
04:33 - Optic theremin/both together
05:07 - Rhythm Pass/Note Mute
05:19 - Rhythm Skip
05:36 - Tone generator
06:10 - Drum glitch switches
07:45 - LFO to Distortion, triggering drum glitches
11:15 - LFO to Pitch
13:37 - Modulating an external sound source"

Vintage 1986 Akai AX-73 Professional Analog Digital Hybrid Synthesizer SN 10525-00364

via this auction

Roland TB303

via this auction

"For sale is a rare Roland TB303. It's in near mint shape and fully functional. Includes carry case bag (also in excellent shape) and original boss power supply. All the knobs turn smoothly, scratch free and buttons are all triggering properly. Super hard to find a 303 that performs are perfectly as this one. You won't have any issues with buttons double triggering or requiring firm presses, programming on this is a breeze. This one has been very lightly used over the years and it shows. No cracks, chips, dings or worn our corners like you find on most 303s. No wear around the knobs which shows it hasn't been used for intense filter or knob twisting action. No rust or grime or mildew funky smells either. Even the bottom looks great..."

Electrix Warp Factory Vocoder

via this auction

Schippmann Ebbe und Flut MK2 SN 00293

via this auction

"Bought new direct from Carsten Schippmann in 2011. This is a rare, boutique analog filter with a wide array of modular possibilities. Now out of production, Analogue Haven were selling these for around $2,600. Visit for detailed specs.

The unit was never racked, is in excellent cosmetic condition and comes with the original box."

Note the upside down labels on the back for viewing over the unit, when racked.

Roger Linn Sequencer Module 1985 Ampex Scheme

via this auction

"Linn Sequencer. Tested and working. Great swing and quantization. Software version 1.0"

What's Poppin? Electribe Music Contest (Ft. Korg Electribe ESX and E2)

Published on Sep 29, 2016

"What's Poppin? - Schtang
Electribe machine/s used: ESX & E2

Submission for Electribe Music Contest | Summer 2016
Hosted by Cremacaffè Design & EMX Pattern Hub

Decided to do something a little different for the CremaCafe Design Store Electribe Music Contest 2016. Deviated from my usual territory into a more Reggae vibe :)
Really enjoyed the creation process of this track, definitely grooved out in my chair thoroughly :D

One thing to mention is that throughout the track I'm using the Arpeggiator to create drum rolls and fills with my snare. The funny thing about this is that the slider to the right is doing absolutely nothing sonically but for some reason sliding it up and down allowed me to find that groove better and make better fiils :)"

The Origin & Development Of The Behringer DeepMind 12

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Synthtopia

"At the Knobcon 2016 synth convention, we talked with Pete Sadler, Project Lead on the development of the Behringer DeepMind 12.

Sadler told us the story of the origin of the DeepMind 12, from initial discussions with Uli Behringer, to breadboarding circuits, to creating the full-size prototypes."

Update: Two videos added:

Behringer DeepMind 12 Synthesizer Audio Demo

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Synthtopia

"At the Knobcon 2016 synth convention, we got a sneak preview of the sound of the new Behringer DeepMind 12 synthesizer."

Behringer DeepMind 12 In-Depth Hands-On Demo

"In this video, we talk with Rob Belcham, who is the lead engineer on the DeepMind 12. He gave us an in-depth overview and demo of the new DM 12."

Monome Ansible First Encounter

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Dudadius


Published on Sep 29, 2016 mller30161

"You can buy it for 5,90 € on my homepage:

Here is my second Roland Boutique Midi Editor. The Remote for the Synthesizer Roland Boutique JP-08.

It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone.

The „JP-08“ parameters can be automated, they can be stored in your Project.
With the X-Y-Pad any controller can be selected and controlled.
You can select the sound off the JP-08 (Patch Number 11-88 and Patch Presets ).
The hidden parameter "Portamento", „Delay" and "Hold", can be changed on the "JP-08 Midi Edtior", which are not present on the JP-08 surface."

MFB nanozwerg

via this auction

"No longer in production, very patchable via its back ports."

KORG UNIVOX MAXI-KORG Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

These Streets (Korg Electribe Sample, TB-303 Clone xoxbox, CV TR-808 Analog Kick Clone)

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Phone Records

"Track Made with Korg Electribe Sample, TB-303 Clone xoxbox, Midi to CV Triggered TR-808 Analog Kick Clone through Super Bassstation Rack-not in view.
Recorded Live to Ableton"

via MATRIXSYNTH Member, Aaron Kwiatek of Phone Records.

Roland VP-03 (2016) VS. VP-330 Vocoder Plus (1979) - sound battle

Published on Sep 29, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

The Roland VP-03 Vocoder (2016) is the digital clone of the Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus from the year 1979

- ACB synthesis = virtual analog synthesis like the AIRA/Boutique series VS. real analog circuits
- polyphony: 6 voices VS. full polyphon
- interface: USB Bus & MIDI In Out VS no MIDI

The video shows only the identical functions of both instruments.
no external FX used"

The Hyve Touch Synthesizer will be at the Heartland Maker Fest, Urbana-Champaign, IL

via the Heartland Maker Fest

"Were happy to have Skot Wiedmann returning to the Maker Fest this year. He is an engineer and artist whose creations explore the intersections of art and science. Using his knowledge of electrical engineering, he builds interactive artistic objects. At the Maker Fest, Skot will demonstrate one of his most popular projects, the Hyve Touch Synthesizer! Attendees will also have an opportunity to try the synthesizer for themselves."

The Hyve was at last year's event as well!

Vermona Perfourmer MK 2 II Four Voice Analog Synthesizer

Uploaded on Nov 12, 2011 Tiefengrund

"I am owner of the Vermona Perfourmer since november eleven 2011.
In this Video You see my first expiriences with this great instrument.
In the video you here only the perfourmer an me in a singletrack-recording without overdubs."

via this auction

"Vermona PerFourMer MkII Quad Analog Synthesizer (CV/gate Edition)

As new in Mint Condition. Comes with Original Box, Manual, Power Cord and Rack Ears.

This item was purchased 3 months ago and used once for several hours for a TV advertising project and has been boxed since then.

There is not a mark or signs of use on this Vermona PerFourMer MkII Quad Analog Synthesizer (CV/gate Edition)."

Note the video demo above is from 2011 an appears to have been included for demo purposes only. It wasn't posted here on MATRIXSYNTH previously, so up it goes. You can find a few others from Tiefengrund towards the bottom of these posts, and of course you can always search for Vermona Perfourmer MK 2, on the top right of the site for more.

Moog MGK10 10 Band Graphic EQ

via this auction

"Truly beautiful, amazing sounding EQs from Moog's late 70s/early 80s line of rackmount effects."

Korg MonoPoly Synthesizer with MidiPoly & Original Bag SN 373012

via this auction

"Up for sale is our superb Korg MonoPoly Analogue synthesiser fitted with the excellent Midipoly midi system and complete with its original Korg carrycase."

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" with Marc Doty

The tenth in Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" series is currently up with Marc Doty here.

"Marc Doty is the composer, synthesist, and educator responsible for the popular analog synth demonstration YouTube channel, Automatic Gainsay."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

"The Moog Modular - A Brief History" and "The Frobe Mini Modular"

Published on Sep 29, 2016 glkibler

"I've zero rights to most of the material here but produced this short documentary as a way to informally present to friends and family (i.e., those not familiar with synthesizers) a fuller context of what my two-plus years designing my Frobe Mini Modular has been about. Please excuse my robot British narrator's pronunciation (not to mention overly-posh attitude)."

Second Stand - Electribe Music Contest 2016

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Arrayzable

"Second Stand - Arrayzable
Electribe machines used: EMX-1, ESX-1 and ER-1 mkII

Submission for Electribe Music Contest | Summer 2016
Hosted by Cremacaffè Design & EMX Pattern Hub

My second entry to the Electribe music Contest - Summer 2016
This time the track name is just a slight ripoff of the first track which I named 'Take a Stand'. This was the second track so the track is just named 'Second Stand' - It's like: You take a stand until you take another and so on - Enjoy!"

Reminder: SYNTHFEST UK This Saturday in Sheffeild

via @thonk_synth

"SHEFFIELD. Don't be nesh this Saturday. Leave the house & come try Thonk, Korg, Moog & Yamaha wares at the @SynthFestUK show at the Octagon."

The Engulfing Shadows (Volca FM, Circuit, Rhythm Wolf, Retroverb)

Published on Sep 28, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
In this track I used the Rhythm Wolf for the main drums & percussion, with the Bass going into the Grilled Cheese distortion pedal (lil yellow thing) for some nasty Wolf Squelchyness. The Volca FM going into the Retroverb is playing the main synth line. The Circuit is providing all the other synth lines, SFX & percussion. All this was recorded in real time into Logic and mixed using only EQ & Compression with a bit of reverb for added spaciousness."

Analogue Solutions Oberkorn, Nyborg, & Pro One Musings

Published on Sep 29, 2016 rezfilter

"Here's a little #AnalogueSolutions #Oberkorn and #Nyborg action. Obe stepping the Pro One, CV pitched control via Pro Solo. Nyborg doing some light percussion tasks... #workingtogether"

The new sounds of the Seaboard RISE and Equator

Published on Sep 29, 2016 ROLI

"We're delighted to announce that the Seaboard RISE now comes packaged with twice as many 5D sounds in Equator! With over 350 new presets to play with, there are more creative possibilities than ever with the RISE."

Seaboard RISE: Now with twice as many 5D sounds

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

via this auction

YAMAHA CS15 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Modular Pitch Stick - Bender Assembly

via this auction

Anyone recognize this one?

Roland RS-101 Strings string/brass synthesizer

via this auction

The RS-101 is a very nice 70's string ensemble from Roland. The Keyboard is split into upper and lower sections with switches for Brass, String 1, String 2, Slow Attack, and Soft Volume for each section. It also incudes control for Sustain, Vibrato and Tone.

This RS-101 is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!!
This unit was overhauled by Roland."

Sequential Circuits Studio 440 SN 00554

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits produced around 550 units so this one is one the last produced regarding its 00554 serial number

Fully refurbished :

- OS 2.30 Pointsource (the 440 works perfectly with Iomega SCSI zip drive and other SCSI devices now)
- 8 x new generation thick black pads
- Data slider
- LED display
- Brand new Floppy Drive"

Sequential Circuits Pro One (J-Wire) SN 8243

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Pro One (J-Wire) in fantastic condition for its age. Some slight scuffs to the wooden panels, and small scratch to the logo - as pictured."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 021 - Space Adventure

Published on Sep 29, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 060-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 023-

Space? Space? SPACE!!!!!


Oberheim Matrix-12 Programming Tips + Tricks [#2 Kick Drum]

Published on Sep 29, 2016 gstormelectro

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

Quick how-to video making an electronic kick drum on the Oberheim Matrix-12 Synthesizer. You can use any programmable synthesizer that has filter self-oscillation, usually but not limited to a 4-pole (24 db/oct) filter slope. A couple of the tricks I employ here may surprise you, and can be used on other kinds of synth sounds. Be sure to stay for the end of the video, where I fatten my kick drum sound through a vintage audio compressor."

Part 1 here.

Sonic Lab: Linnstrument Review

Published on Sep 29, 2016 sonicstate

"Gaz Williams takes a look at the Linnstrument - a dedicated MIDI controller which offers multi-dimensional MIDI expression with 200 RGB lit buttons."

OddKidOut performs on MASCHINE JAM

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Native Instruments

"Watch beat virtuoso OddKidOut sketch, build, and perform an original track in a matter of minutes with MASCHINE JAM.

U.S. up-and-comer OddKidOut strums extraordinary melodies using the Smart Strips, invigorates sounds with MASCHINE 2.5 software’s new Perform FX, and uses MASCHINE JAM to sequence patterns played on an original MASCHINE – combining both workflows in perfect sync."

// Launchpad // Midi Designer Pro 2 // - Mattabott Performance

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Matteo Cozza

"Live Performance with Launchpad Mini and Midi Designer Pro 2.

Thanks for watching!"

iTunes: MIDI Designer Pro 2 - Confusion Studios LLC

Tunç Çakır - Voltage Controlled Music - Start Point

Published on Sep 29, 2016 Tunç Çakır


Vermona DRM 1 MKIII Silver
Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW MKII (Main Sequencer)
Custom Modular Synthesizer (Pittsburgh Modular, Make Noise, Mutable Instruments, Verbos Electronics, The Haverstman, Doepfer, Stg/Soundlabs, Circuit Abbey, Intelijel)
Arp Odyssey
Korg Microkorg
Roland Re-201 Space Echo
Eventide Pitch Factor
Catalinbread Echorec, Dirty Little Secret MKIII
Marshall Shred Master

"Produced, Mixed, Recorded & Performed Synthesizers by: Tunç Çakır

Music by: Tunç Çakır

Track on the album 'Voltage Controlled Music'
No external computers weren't used in this video. Only used hardware instruments. Single take with no editing.

VERMONA - twinCussion teaser

Published on Sep 28, 2016 vermonagear

"A few audio snapshots of our latest eurorack module: twinCussion. A handful of video tutorials will follow soon"

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Novation jam session 1 with baby

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Jose De Leon

"I figured out that my new born son falls asleep to my jamming.

I love him!"

Korg Monopoly Synthesizer SN 373615

via this auction

Audio Damage BOOMTSCHAK in Production

via chris.randall

"Test fit done. Time to build some of these bad boys."

Stranger Things Intro Theme performed on EuroRack

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Daniel LeGrand

"Challenged myself to attempt recreating the Stranger Thing's opening Theme song

Beatstep Pro's SEQ 1 Pitch out to DPO. DPO is outputting Saw on Osc 1 and Square on Osc 2, slightly detuned, both going to Ripples Filter and then into an MST Dual VCA Channel 2 and finally out to Reaktor. VCA's CV is controled by Maths Channel 4 which is being triggered by the Gate out from BeatStep Pro's SEQ1.

Beatstep Pro Drum Sequence is triggering René X-Gate to advance the sequence. René's Pitch out is going to both the Rubicon and z3000. Saw out from Rubicon and Saw out from z3000 slightly detuned, both going into a MST LP Filter and then to MST Dual VCA Channel 1 and finally out to Reaktor. VCA's CV is coming from Maths Channel 1 which is being triggered by the X-Gate out from René.

Reaktor was used to catch the audio. In retrospect, should have added some light chorus/vibrato."

Logan's Daydream

Published on Sep 27, 2016 NEW YOU 483

Logan's Run meets Studio Electronics Boomstar eurorack modules.

Using Pucktronix The Oracle to Sequence Mutable Instruments Clouds

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Greg Surges

"This video demos using Pucktronix 'The Oracle' - a machine learning sequencer available now from Pucktronix - to sequence a Mutable Instruments DIY Clouds and a Doepfer VCO. The Oracle controls the VCO frequency, and a variety of parameters on the Clouds."

E-MU Emulator II 1984 SN 823

via this auction

via the seller: "For sale is my project E-Mu Emulator II. I purchased a few months back off the local ads hoping to refurbish and install an SD Card reader. Unfortunately I have not been able to save the money for the required parts. I need to sell to fund a security deposit for rent.

Overall I have diagnosed the following issues..

-No backlight on display. Works under light.
-Missing keys, and contact points on keybed.
-Floppy drives only say insert diskette and do not appear functional. I have two provided floppys that do not read when inserted.
-Few missing screws / stripped screw on bottom of case. (unit is still in great cosmetic shape)

Besides those three points the Emulator is in very clean condition. It was in a storage unit for most of it's life. I'm looking to get about $1200 for this sale to be worth it for me. I would rather not sell and finish the HxC mod but I wanted to make this post incase someone was interested."

Vintage Maestro Ring Modulator RM-1 by Oberheim with an ARP Omni 2 Synthesizer

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Synth Chaser

Currently listed for sale on Reverb, and on eBay.

"For sale is a working Maestro Ring Modulator, model RM-1 from the date codes on the ICs, it appears this unit was manufactured in 1971. Sliders are clean but not smooth. This unit has a single pedal input, ext. carrier and instrument inputs, oscillator output, and modulation output. You can bypass the modulation with a switch, and with another switch select between two ranges on the internal oscillator.

This is THE classic Ring Modulator effects pedal, and this is a super rare early model (I can't even find any photos online of the RM-1 with the single pedal input like this one). This is not the RM-1A or RM-1B model that are typically seen (note to ebay, I'm mentioning this not to "manipulate searches" but to point out the extreme rarity of this early revision). I made a short video to demonstrate that this is working, with an ARP Omni 2 of all things...."


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