Saturday, December 31, 2016

Blue Years Eve. Analog Heat Patterning Bassline Poison iM1 Odyssei Animoog Geoshred Genome

Published on Dec 31, 2016 exnihilo415

"Happy Blue Year's Eve. It's just going to be one of those years.

Glenrothes Scotch - Smooth Inspirational courage
Elektron Analog Heat - Enhancement setting
Bassline - 303 action
Poison - Bass loop
iM1 - House chords / Blues piano lead
Animoog - Wash pad
Geoshred - Guitar riff loop
Korg Odyssei - Arp lead

Purchased Geoshred a long time ago but without MIDI integration it was useless to me. It's been updated with full in and out MIDI and wow does that make nice guitar sounds.

Sequenced in Genome MIDI on an iPad Pro"


Published on Dec 31, 2016 PLUCKA,S SHED

"A quik really rough put together new years eve run with roland fa06 handling arp jdxi running drums and jdxa chilling the mix"

Dark Side of the Tune Next Step

Published on Dec 31, 2016 darksideothetune

"Live New Years Eve Meanderings!"

The end is never far

Published on Dec 31, 2016 MIDERA

Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2
Radikal Technologies Accelerator
Access Virus TI
Korg ESX

Free Roland JX3P - Effects Sample Pack

As a follow-up to the free strings and pads sample set, Seaweed Factory has released a free JX3P effects sample pack here.

"This sample pack is the second of three in a series of packs featuring the Roland JX3P Synthesizer, released in 1983.

The second pack focuses on effect patches.

The four patches included have been multisampled directly from the synthesizer. The JX3P can produce 61 notes, starting at C3 (midi note 36) on up through C8 (midi note 96). Each note had been individually sampled for an extended period of time to capture the behaviour of the built-in chorus. Samples are labelled by patch name and midi note number. Each folder contains a full set of all the sounds the JX3P can make for that patch."

Korg PS-3100 Analog Synthesizer SN 806258

via this auction

"Being 39 years old, all Korg PS-3100s will have problems if they haven't been serviced in many years (EVEN if they were never gigged and kept in a smoke-free studio).

THIS unit has been serviced and REFURBISHED by a professional synthesizer and electronics engineer with decades of experience.

The POWER SUPPLY going is a common problem with synths of this era. This one is now in good shape for years to come.

However, most important is THIS (the reason for the REFURBISH):

The plastic connectors that seat the voice cards into the backplane on this type of machine have become brittle and prone to breakage. They WILL break if they haven't been replaced, especially when shipped. When I first bought this unit that's exactly what happened: it worked fine for the seller, and the voice card connectors broke during shipping because of the brittleness with age. So even if another PS-3100 is said to be in great condition -- unless the backplane has been rebuilt it will almost certainly fail during transit or soon after.

Replacing the connects requires sourcing new compatible connectors (the old ones are long out of production) means finding a technician familiar with not just analog gear, but wire-wrapping (because that's how the harness is wired). Painstaking hours are then spent, at GREAT COST, to rebuild the backplane. If this hasn't already been done, you will end up with a busted synth -- probably as soon as it is next jostled (like during shipping when you buy it).


That is why, if you want to purchase a PS-3100 to PLAY it, you should buy this unit. (That is also why it is more expensive than the few others kicking around for sale.)"

Electronic Music Laboratories ElectroComp EML-200

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Nicholas Rich

"A classic and somewhat rare analog modular synth. Fooling around here with the sample and hold."

via this auction

"An all-original Electronic Music Laboratories ElectroComp EML-200. This is a prime, collector-grade example of a rare analog modular synthesizer. Cosmetically extremely clean, and fully functional. A pot or two is noisy, but nothing requiring more than a cleaning. Comes with four original Switchcraft patch cords.
The Model 200 was introduced in 1969, with a blue panel. This is is the second version, with the silver panel. Serial #05XX. This is the cleanest example you're likely to find."

VOLTLIFE: Kamieniec in the feedback loop of a delay

Published on Dec 31, 2016 voltlife

"It's common to use a high- or low-pass filter in the feedback loop of a delay, but phasers can also produce attractive effects. This is a short demonstration of Xaoc Devices' Kamieniec phaser in the feedback loop of Roland Demora delay module."

Helios - Brown Forest (live ambient)

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Helios Music

"Hardware used: Streichfett, MS20mini, Bass Station 2, Electribe 2."

Droplets - Buchla Music Easel

Published on Dec 31, 2016 100 Things I Do

"A track that was inspired by the random voltage generator in the 208. I decided to lay that down x3 tracks of the sound and then just added sounds until I liked with I heard. A quick montage of images from the videos I created this year is also included to round off 2016 :D Thanks to everyone for the support this year!"

BOSS DR-110 Live Jam

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Zachary Berry

"The poor man's TR-606, it's the BOSS DR-110. I wanted to show off how you can perform on this machine live. The only issue that you have to be aware of is that clearing a sound still allows that sound to trigger once before cleared so you have to plan a bar ahead. Otherwise it's a fun little box to jam on.

This was recorded directly out of the machine with no post-processing or effects."

Patching a Wall of Mother 32s

via @moogmusicinc

"'The new pushes the old out of the way and retains what it wants to.' – Prince"

Cracking the Vectrex & Sega Saturn for Synthesis

These two videos came in via @midi_error. The first video on the Vectrex is pretty self explanatory. The second video on the Sega Saturn focuses more on bypassing the CD copy protection in order to load custom software, followed by a custom sound patch designer at 11:l6.

cTrix Early Vectrex Music Experiments

Published on May 8, 2015 debuglive

"Running some test ROMs on the Vectrex! (Only 2nd week of dev) Still having a few issues with hardware envelopes - they worked in assembler when I kept things simple - but get lost in translation from a YM source even though I can see the registers in the code. All part of the fun - I hope to have it working soon! This is simply a work-in-progress."

Sega Saturn CD - Cracked after 20 years

Published on Jul 10, 2016

Sound editor at 11:16.

"A detailed look into Dr Abrasive's lab and what it took to engineer a plug-in-flash-card for the Sega Saturn.

Update: Dr Abrasive now has a twitter! Discussion is now over at

FYI: This is not a commercial product. It also is still being tweaked.
FYI: The sound patch designer tool shown is in early early days!"

"Black Waves" - theme with modular, Novation UltraNova, Sterling Ray4 bass

Published on Dec 30, 2016 SynthMania

"'Black Waves' - theme with modular, Novation UltraNova, Sterling Ray4 bass"

MeSm live @ Noodlebar 22-12-2016

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Chris David

"Video recording of the live performance of MeSm (Roel Meelkop & Jos Smolders) for Noodlebar edition 22-12-2016.

Video by Chris David"

Batchas presents: Buchla Modular - Patch 044

Published on Dec 31, 2016 batchas

Patch driven by Pendulum/Ratchet.
Sound = 259e, 258v, 258j.

Buchla Modular - 259e noise

Published on Dec 31, 2016 batchas

The 259e can get pretty harsch & noisy :)"

BEMI Buchla Music Easel - Sound Sketch #19 (The End of 2016)

Published on Dec 31, 2016 ozashikiTECHNO

"Thank you for watching my videos this year.
I'm wishing you a happy new year."


Published on Dec 31, 2016 therudyrude 5U system with SSL Scat Talker.

Exploring the Arturia Matrixbrute vs Sub Phatty Filter comparison

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Flux302 of

"In this video I take the MatrixBrute and use a single square wave VCO through the Ladder filter and match tones with the Sub Phatty in a identical patch set up. please like share and comment."

Last 2016 modular Jam by Max Vicinelli

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Max Vicinelli

"Fooling around my synths."

Eurorack modular, Moog Voyager & KORG MS20.

Happy New Year melody for Synthesizer Freaks

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Dziam Bass

"Nyborg 12 & Atmegatron Odytron &Kastle synth"

Moog Memorymoog in EX condition

via this auction

"For sale is this all original Memorymoog in excellent condition. It has thoroughly been gone over by Eagle Audio in Atlanta to ensure all components are working. All voices, filters, oscillators, patches, knobs, and buttons work as they should. The keys are in great shape although the face of some the knobs have residual foam from sitting in the case. This is simply cosmetic and does not effect their operation. This unit comes with a fully padded Anvil hardshell case. Sorry, no-midi."

Vintage Crumar DS2 Digital Synthesizer SN 404

via this auction

"Digital" in that it had DCO's (digitally control oscillators) instead of VCOs (voltage controlled oscillators). It was first produced in 1978.

Vintage KORG Vocoder with Microphone VC-10 SN 161577

via this auction

Haken Continuum Firmware 8.00 Update

What's New in Continuum Firmware 8.00 from Edmund Eagan on Vimeo.

Firmware 8 Selected Presets from Edmund Eagan on Vimeo.

A demonstration of many of the System Presets new in firmware version 8.00.


Firmware 8.00 is the latest and greatest version of the Continuum firmware. There have been many improvements included in this release. Even more improvements are coming in the near future!

Firmware 8.00 includes over 120 new System Presets, designed by Edmund Eagan and other Continuum Fingerboard sound designers.

System Presets are now organized by Category making a particular preset easier to find.

Description bubbles offer patch information and suggestions for playing techniques.

Even More Ways to Play the Continuum

Elektron Analog Four and Analog Rytm Jam

Published on Dec 31, 2016 BBoy Tech Report

Polivoks Featured in Franz Ferdinand's Lucid Dreams?

Uploaded on Feb 4, 2009 Cameron Meldrum

This one came in on the AH email list as an example of the Polivoks sound, specifically the filter. 4:40 on is worth a listen to get a feel for the synth. According to the poster: "Sounds mostly LP setting for the bassline throughout, but a BP sweep at 4:40 layering into LP output panning around in stereo. You definitely want to wear headphones on this one"

I don't own a Polivoks but I of course have heard plenty of demos, and I do have an Industrial Music Electronics, Harvestman Polivoks eurorack filter and it definitely goes there. See the demo by Dave Skipper below. This is one of my favorite aggressive filters. It and the Frostwave Resonator (based on the early KORG MS20 filter), can strip the paint off of walls with a bit of resonance.

General video description from YouTube:
"This is the official album version of track 10 from Franz Ferdinand's third album: 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand'. You can buy the album from iTunes here:"

The Harvestman Polivoks VCF demo from Dave Skipper on Vimeo.

Noise Test // 01

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Dualtrx

"Some fast chaos with DPO+Maths and Teleplexer."

Moving Lights

Published on Dec 31, 2016 millolab

"An afternoon improvisation. Headphones highly recomended.
Gear used: Korg Electribe 2, Roland System1-m, Arturia Microbrute, Torcido, Demora."

Münpauzn // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Erica Synths

"Second video from December garage session, this time from our Lituhanian friend Münpauzn jamming on his modular system.


* Erica Synths Garage is a place at our office where time by time we do parties with jam sessions and live performances."

Also see: Marta SmiLga // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Volca Keys + Volca FM

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Small keys, beautiful sounds! It is not a secret anymore, for many of us, that the Volca series sounds very nice even they're packed in such small boxes with such tiny keys and tiny knobs. What are these, synths for ants?! I bet if ants could play keyboards, would be very delighted to have them!
Yeah, I had some fun this morning with Volca Keys and Volca FM and I kept the mood: still, today is ending a very bad year, right?! Let's be happy about that!
Volca Keys is in UNISON mode and play a little sequence, and is getting the reverb from MI Clouds.
Volca FM plays a pad I made a few weeks ago and I used Roland Demora for delay. Also is sending time clock to Volca Keys - a really useful thing, to set the Keys on an exactly BPM!

I wish all of you a Happy New Year and may all your wishes comes true in 2017!


Friday, December 30, 2016

Led Zeppelin's The Crunge

Led Zeppelin - The Crunge (2014 Remaster) Published on Nov 10, 2014 Raisy Didley

Why would this go up on MATRIXSYNTH considering the site's guidelines? Listen to the full track and then scroll down.


Did you hear it? If not, listen to the brass parts closely. Note this song was released in 1973, on Houses of the Holy. I was just listening to the album minutes ago, in the background tonight with my wife. She asked me what the synth was. I asked her what synth? She said the brassy parts. I told her I didn't think it was a synth considering the year, and that it must just be muted or processed trumpets. She said it was not trumpets and had to be a synth, or some organ or something. Well, it turns out she was not only right, but it's something I never would have guessed in a million years. I still can't believe it to be honest with you - it's like it's from the bizarro, alternate world of synths. If you don't know, listen closely and see if you can guess it for yourself one more time. Hint: It's not Moog. What is it? You'll find the answer below, and if you were somehow able to identify it based on the character of the synth, you are the Kwisatz Haderach of synth gurus.

And the answer is....

Arturia MiniBrute Female Choir Patch (Vox Humana)

Published on Dec 30, 2016 stuthomson

"My female choir patch on the MiniBrute. Added some chorus and reverb. Using a fast chorus speed. In this case I am using an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress chorus pedal through an Alesis MicroVerb. Also note the sub-oscillator waveform is set to square wave. Don't forget a light touch of vibrato!"

Korg Delta Analog Strings & Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Vocoder 330 Mk 1 SN 951372

via this auction

What's wrong with this first pic?

"Roland Vocoder 330 mk 1. A rare classic in excellent condition. Been professionally checked and tested throughout and given the thumbs up. Pink Floyd's choice of synth along with many other great artists. I have not seen another in this good a condition and doubt that i will. A chance to own a piece of music history."

Moog Minimoog Model D Keytar

via this auction

"Up for bid is a good working Model D Minimoog. Keyboard is detached and has guitar strap to play over your shoulder. Will be mailed in 2 boxes. Satisfaction guaranteed."

Oberheim OB8 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Special note: the OB8 was serviced in December 2016 by Mike Jay at ProAudio Electronics in Tampa Florida. (Mike was manager of Thoroughbred Music's factory authorized Oberheim service center in the 80's.) The work he performed on this keyboard (admittedly there wasn't much) will be warranted for one year from date of service. Warranty is transferable to the new owner, but does not cover shipping and handling costs to the service center in Tampa."

Yamaha CS80 Vintage Synthesiser

via this auction

"Hi there i'm selling this on behalf of my parents who are selling up their studio. They've owned the synth for the last 35 years. It's in full working order and the keyboard itself is in good condition has the odd mark and the case has a few scratches on it. We will consider sensible offers but this is a piece of musical history."

Dalek Arduino Synthesizer 2016

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Martin Orman
Update: Re-Published on Jan 5, 2017

"I picked up this Dalek from a car boot sale so it's a bit battered. I installed a synthesizer written onto an ATMEGA 328P chip (Arduino Uno clone that I built) inside. It runs on battery or 9v DC mains adapter in. There are two mono outputs i.e. 3.5mm and 1/4". It's possible to run both outputs together in order to set up two audio channels in your DAW that will create a stereo output. This is recorded into Ableton 9 through a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 with standard reverb, compression and Reaktor Molekular 'Plagiarism' added to give some additional harmonics."

Note: if you are interested in one or the instructions you can ping Martin Orman over on YouTube for details.

New description from Jan 5, 2017 upload:

"I converted this Dalek into a granular synthesizer. Inside is an ATMEGA 328P clone of an Arduino Uno that I built. It has two line level outputs and runs on 5v to 9v D.C. from battery or mains adapater."

Dorian Grey'

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator

Minibrute + Little Big Muff Pi + Quadravox

Published on Dec 30, 2016 johnsquibb

"A simple sequence running out of Ableton Live 9 via USB to the Minibrute with EHX Little Big Muff Pi.

Double-tracked in Ableton arrangement, with Pi distortion, Eventide Quadravox and Nomad Factory BT Analog Chorus (CH-2S) VST's on first track, clean Minibrute with Autopan effect on second track.

The Minibrute has been converted to a 'Skinibrute' using a woodworks kit available over at"

The Trap (Roland Boutique AIRA Arturia Korg Novation Cyclone)

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Calle Nilsson

Arturia DrumBrute, Drums Kick drum
TR-8, Percussion
TR-09, add on drums + Snare
TB-03, Bass 1
TT-303, Bass 2
Bass Station 2, Arpeggio
Korg Minilogue, Chords

Joué - Focus on AREA module

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Joué SAS

"Joué, the most expressive and modular MIDI controller is available now on Kickstarter:
It is an innovative and evolving instrument simplifying digital music playing. It offers beginners and professional artists a unique level of expressivity and spontaneity.
It comes with 8 modules as first. Here is an introduction to the AREA module."

See the Joué label below for more.


Published on Dec 30, 2016 cane creek

"Chill out set and forget patch."

Access Virus Polar TI2

via this auction

Interesting note regarding the screen. You wouldn't think it tied to the OS like this:

"Only 'issue' is that the LCD screen currently has 2 lines of pixels missing. Access told me to re-load the OS, and once I did that, it restored the screen. But then it went back. So, there is no impact on anything, everything works as it should, and the screen is totally readable. If you want, you can hassle with reloading the software, maybe you'll have better luck than I did."

Overcast Minilogue Ambience (with Clouds)

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Nick Jackson

"Today I figured it was time for my Minilogue and Mutable modules to mingle once again.

The Minilogue is being sequenced by it's own internal sequencer - just a simple repeating chord pattern. I've found that the Mini's sequencer is very flawed and quirky, but sometimes that can lead to some very nice results. It seems to mess up the chords that I program into it, sometimes removing notes or even adding extra notes an octave up. It's almost like it gets confused as to what octave to play when it has to think fast. So that's what happened here, and I really liked to way it ended up sounding.

Mini then goes out to Mutable Instruments Ripples and then into Clouds, which is having its' Freeze, Density, Size, and Texture modulated by a Uoki Toki 4LFO. The slow modulations add subtle changing characteristics to the sound and keeps things interesting. I think I need some more LFO's..

The mix comes out of Clouds and into a Strymon BlueSky for some shimmer reverb. I like to use the BlueSky with the reverb time almost all the way up, which really adds this lush ambient wash underneath everything, almost like a droning pad.

It sounded so nice I decided to just leave it alone for a bit, but around the 4-minute mark I begin to tweak the patch a bit. I started playing with the Mini's built in delay feedback, and tweaking the Density of Clouds a bit. I quickly realized that this could get out of hand fast so instead I moved over to the BlueSky and began very slowly cranking up the reverb mix. I really like doing this, as it almost 'disintegrates' the piece into this big washy reverby mess. I like big washy reverby messes.

Around the 12 minute mark my camera stopped recording like it pretty much always does, but I decided to keep the audio rolling like I pretty much always do. One day I'll upload a real nice professional quality video with no technical difficulties, but today is just simply not that day.

As always, I hope you can sit and enjoy these sounds for a little bit. Thank you very much for taking the time to listen."


Overcast Minilogue Ambience #2

Published on Dec 30, 2016

"Another riff I stumbled upon while playing with the Minilogue today.

This is the same exact setup as my video from earlier today..Minilogue, sequenced by it's own sequencer, into Ripples, into Clouds, with a Uoki Toki 4LFO modulating the Freeze, Density, Texture, and Size of Clouds, then into a Strymon BlueSky for some shimmer reverb.

As always, thanks for watching, hope you enjoy!"

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the Prophet-6" with Fred Everything

The next interview in the Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the Prophet-6" series is currently up with Fred Everything here.

"French Canadian Producer/DJ Fred Everything has been a staple in the House Music world for over 2 decades. With over 200 releases to his discography, he’s released on some of the best labels around, including: Defected, 20:20 Vision, Freerange, Drumpoet Community, Om Records, and his own Lazy Days Recordings, which he has been running for over 10 years. Based in Montreal, Fred recently spent 8 years living in San Francisco, and is constantly touring the world as an in-demand DJ. On top of his original work, he was also asked to remix artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Corrine Bailey Rae, Atjazz, Miguel Migs, Dennis Ferrer, and many more.He was recently awarded Best Deep House Artist of 2016 by Traxsource and is currently working on new original material for 2017."

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


Published on Dec 30, 2016 once upon a synth

"Let's try to synthesize bell sounds on the DSI Pro 2 synthesizer. Synthesizing a bell sound involves simulating the response of a metallic object. The best way to achieve this by utilizing frequency modulation. In this patch we get both large church bells as wells as little bells like a glockenspiel.

00:41 - Theory
01:04 - Synthesis"

All parts here.

Happy New Year...! from noddyspuncture

Published on Dec 30, 2016 noddyspuncture

"Here is my 'Should Old Acquaintance...' on Korg Delta & Moog Opus3 Hope you like and let's hope next year will be better than the last, eh...?"

Arp Avatar

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Jeff Purgason

"Triggering the Arp Avatar with the Korg SQ-1 , first jam session with it...."

Live from the Redwoods! Euclidean Teletype Workout with O-Coast and Moog Mother-32

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Dudadius

"Exploring the Euclidean Rhythm command on Monome Teletype.

This is my holiday travel rig, with Moog Mother-32 and Makenoise O-Coast. Synth Tech E330 Multimode VCO and Dsting round out this focused little system.

O-Coast is playing the initial pattern, driven by euclidean rhythm 1. There is a second euclidean rhythm hitting the trigger in on the slope generator, creating a poly-rhythm of sorts in that one voice.

The notes are defined in tracker 1, but tracker 2 contains some additional notes that are inserted into the pattern at pseudo-random intervals. Sounds like it’s happening at a set rhythm though…hmmm.

The second voice to come in is the same melodic pattern, but offset by a few steps. The is playing the Synthtech VCO that is routed through the Moog. The Moog VCA is hit by yet another Euclidean Rhythm, then it goes back into the O-Coast and is modulated by that original rhythm as well…so another interlocking rhythm. Dsting is in clocakble delay mode on that voice.

Lastly, the Moog comes in on a slower moving bass voice..playing the same notes at a slower rate.

Once the bass comes up, I shift the O-Coast melody up a couple of octaves."

VICMOD ENSemble - End of Year Weekend Away (2016)

Published on Dec 30, 2016 11brassmonkey11

"A short clip of a weekend getaway with the VICMOD crew in the Macedon Ranges.

It was a really fun weekend, plenty of laughs, lots of nice setups to check out, sharing of synth tips and whatnot.

The audio overdubbed is some of the live sound art noodlings of the group from the weekend. If interested you can check it out in full here (thanks Grant!) -"

Roland Super Jupiter MKS-80 Rev 4 and MPG80 Programmer

via this auction

"The Classic MKS80 Rev 4/ Very rare and sought after. Better then Rev 5.

Includes the Programmer that turns this to a whole different beast...

This synth is the pinnacle of Analog Roland sound in Multi voice on one hand and a very intricate midi programmability of all parameters on the other hand.
No other synth by Roland incorporates such a Marriage..

Great condition."

Kawai K5000W Synthesizer w/ Rare MCB Knob Box & Upgraded Display

via this auction

"Here we have a Kawai K5000W with Knob original Kawai MCB knob box. These are extremely fun and roundly well regarded with good reason. The Kawai K5000 has amazing sounds on board, and editing options are very deep. There also exists a K5000S, which includes the knobs on the machine itself. The K5000W, geared more towards composers, adds an onboard sequencer with 40,000 note capacity and 40 tracks, which is extremely intuitive and useful, as well as a rear panel "MIDI B" section (second in/out/thru), though sacrifices the knobs. This, of course, meant that consumers had to decide whether to forego the knobs or the sequencer, which is a difficult decision. So Kawai took pity on us and manufactured the MCB Macro Control Box, which allows us to have a K5000W without giving up the knobs on the K5000S. These are extremely difficult to find at this point, and this one has been maintained in near mint condition. There is some evidence of use around the knobs themselves in the right light.

The synth has been upgraded to OS 3.01. This is the most stable OS available, according to my contact at Kawai. This may seem like a small deal given that updates are still available online from Kawai, though unless you have a spare computer sitting around running Windows from the 90's, it is by no means a given that the update will work properly. This is why I have a "contact at Kawai."

I have upgraded the display. The original display was working, but had begun to dim a bit, and the new one looks fantastic."

Novation Circuit Review by BBoy Tech Report

Published on Dec 29, 2016 BBoy Tech Report

"Novation Circuit is Novation's stand alone synth groove box. Novation Circuit is comprised of 2 six-voice Nova heritage synths and a 4 voice drum machines. There are 64 presets for each synth and 64 drum sound presets for the drum machine. It's a great little groovebox and when all is said and done, its down right fun!"

Deepmind 12 - Menu Diving?

Published on Dec 30, 2016 BBoy Tech Report

"I've heard a lot of concerns about the Deepmind 12's menu system and UI with regards to menu diving. There is some menu diving in the global section but otherwise the menu system is pretty shallow. I'll get more into this on the review but i figured a quick video on this would answer some questions in the meantime."

Sequencers & Synths with Ableton Operator and Analog

Published on Dec 30, 2016 mark williamson

"When getting to know a synth I find the best trick is to make a whole track with it. Didn't quite work for Operator since I wanted some analog sounds in this track too - so two synths for the price of one!

The only non-Ableton element is EchoBoy"

SONFISH - Bell (Modular Synth Version)

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Zodiac Gallery

DSP Synthesizers Tiny-TS Funded & Shipping in January

via DSP Synthesizers

"The Tiny-TS Touch Synthesizer was 162% successfully funded on Indiegogo.

They will now start shipping from January 2017.

Still a week remaining on the Kickstarter."

Kawai K5000W Additive Synth

via this auction

The K50000W lacks the knobs on the K5000S, but adds workstation capabilities. Kawai did realease a separate knob box for the K5000W.

Update: lo and behold, one with the knob box just posted here.

"Kawai K5000W Synthesizer - Massively deep additive synthesis workstation.

Perfect working condition.
Powerful synth for ambient, capable of complex evolving pads, as well as excellent for percussive sounds, metallic fx, bells, with the formant filter.

Comes with 5 disks.
- Kawai system disk, V 4.03
-DX7 wavs
-Kawai supplement disk
-Kawai APG Data converter
-Kawai Sound Diver
-Kawai 3.1 system disk

All buttons and sliders and LCD excellent. Perfectly clean sound. No crackles or hiss.
Keys a bit yellowed but rest of the synth excellent cosmetic condition."

Eurorack fun

Published on Dec 30, 2016 TubeSamsa

"Just a patch"

Great space.

Waldorf Q+ Nicht Wirklich 'Cafe Atlantik'

Published on Apr 7, 2015 Amazing Synth

"Waldorf Q+ factory demo song: Nicht wirklich 'Cafe Atlantik'"

Roland TB03 Bass Line & MXR Distortion+ CSP104

Published on Dec 30, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"TB03 - Distortion+

No further processing used except for normalisation."

Syndrome - Korg iMS 20 with Ipad

Published on Dec 30, 2016 DJ Galactic

"Syndrome Electronic Music live beat making session on Apple iPad with Korg iMS-20 - DJ Galactic 2017 (House / Electro). It takes time to understand the true potential of this app but worth it for anyone that like electronic music..."

Metroid - Escape & Ending Analog Synth Remakes with the KORG MS20

Metroid - Escape (Analog Synth remake)

Published on Dec 30, 2016 Luminist

"I wanted to find out what the original NES Metroid soundtrack would be like if it was remade with REAL synths, 70s/80s style. Here's the Escape!

-Now available for download on Loudr!

All sounds were generated with a Korg MS20 Mini, then processed with some juicy studio effects to make things more atmospheric. Some of the footage is looped because I beat the jumping section faster than the music ended.

Original composition by Hirokazu 'Hip' Tanaka - any credit goes to him for writing such an immersive soundtrack in the first place. Happy 30 years of Metroid!!"

Metroid - Ending (Analog Synth Remake)

Marta SmiLga // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Garage is a place at our office where time by time we do parties with jam sessions and live performances. This is the first video from the December sesh with Marta SmiLga jamming on the Pico System and KORG mini gadgets. Enjoy!




If you missed the raindrops video posted earlier here, it's back up now. I realized the lead line reminded me of another piece as well.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rob Hordijk live @ Noodlebar 22-12-2016

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Chris David

"Video recording of the live performance of Rob Hordijk at Noodlebar 22-12-2016.

Video by Chris David"

Lydian Fields - Modular Meditations 01

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Joe Miller

"Ambient drone patch with a brighter undertone. Tuned to E and using Lydian scales.... main voices from Make Noise DPO and Erica Synth's Black Wavetable."

Moog MemoryMoog Ableton Live synth instrument mega and free pack, polysynth analog synthesizer

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Expanding Sound

Mega Pack available here:
Free Pack available here

"The MemoryMoog Synth is one of the finest, if not the finest analog synth I’ve ever been lucky enough to play/sample. Put simply, It is huge. The MiniMoog is always considered the classic Moog synth. This is 6 of them stacked on top of each other! Up to 18 oscillators at once. I was lost in it’s sound instantly, and never wanted to come out. It is regarded by many as one of the best sounding synths ever made. Unfortunately, its price tag mirrors that sentiment. Since most people, including myself, don’t have ten grand lying around to spend on a synth, this could be the next best thing. These Ableton Instruments were all hand crafted from patches created for this pack. It really sounds great. The leads are huge, the pads are massive, and the bass is monstrous. Any one of these patches will cut through a mix easily. Some of the modulation on some of the sounds is just insane, as I created many of the tones in the synths unison mode. This was done to stack the oscillators on top of each other, to fatten it up even more so. Check out this quick jam I made with the pack, and you’ll hear how much of a beast this synthesizer really is."

VOLTLIFE: Tonnetz Sequent for tonal progressions

Published on Dec 29, 2016

"Demonstrating one way to use Noise Engineering's Tonnetz Sequent for tonal progressions (as used in my previous video [here]

Rather than fully traversing the Tonnetz using all transforms, using just the Leading and Relative transforms keeps chord movements to thirds and the circle of fifths, making for a more "traditional" tonal progression. The Home transform allows return to a tonal centre."

Joué - Focus on FRETBOARD module

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Joué SAS

"Joué, the most expressive and modular MIDI controller is available now on Kickstarter:
It is an innovative and evolving instrument simplifying digital music playing. It offers beginners and professional artists a unique level of expressivity and spontaneity.
It comes with 8 modules as first. Here is an introduction to the FRETBOARD module."

Helios - Live Hardware dnb.

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Helios Music

"Just a simple idea I had.
Hardware used: Roland Tr8, Korg Kaosspad3+, Korg Electribe 2, Waldorf Streichfett, Novation Bass Station 2."

Yamaha VL7 VIrtual Acoustic Synthesizer with BC3 Breath Controller

via this auction

Oberheim MATRIX 6R SN K6B4380 & Stereoping Controller

Matrix-6R via this auction

Stereoping controller via this auction

"Last firmware version 2.13. Every button, output, MIDI port and volume fader works as it should without issue. Minor scuffing on top of unit. (See pictures.) All 4 original rubber feet are in place. Screen is nice and bright. Stays in tune wonderfully. Preloaded with 100 modern patches.

I also have the Stereoping synth controller that pairs with this."

Korg MiniKorg-700 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 1025

via this auction

"This was the very first Korg synthesizer! This MiniKorg 700 is working great and in very good condition. It is a pure analog monosynth. There are some chips in the wood that have been touched up and look very good now. It is a super clean Korg and sounds so awesome and so juicy!"

Note this is a synthartist69 listing.

ARP Omni Synthesizer

via this auction

"Original owner, and is in perfect condition. Everything works, no need to replace or refinish anything. Comes with case and stand."

Oberheim Matrix 6 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 703744

via this auction

Full Sized KORG ARP Odyssey to Be Available in Limited Quantities

Remember, the full-size KORG ARP Odyssey shown at MusicFair Japan? It looks like it will be available in limited quantities.

This one in via Mark:

"Korg has a full-page ad for the ARP Odyssey with full-size keys in the latest issue of Electronic Musician. It says it will be available in limited quantities. See the attached photo of the ad."

Arturia Drumbrute performance courtesy of Montgomery Word at Control Voltage in Portland

Arturia Drumbrute performance courtesy of Montgomery Word from controlvoltage on Vimeo.

"Check out this video we had the pleasure of recording yesterday in the shop; a short live performance by MONTGOMERY WORD (EWE of NOW Recordings, PDX) using the new analog drum machine from ARTURIA, the Drumbrute."


Published on Dec 28, 2016 The Void

Synth jam session (some cuts and after effects).

Main ingredients:

2 x Moog Mother-32

Mannequins Mangrove
WMD/SSF Ultrafold

Volca Beats
Volca Keys

Best Of IOS Synthesizers 2016 via Synth Anatomy

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"In this video, I give you an overview of the best IOS Synthesizer Apps released in 2016.

Many thanks for your support 2016 and Happy New Year 2017
Hope to see you again in 2017."

List of iOS synths featured:

Moog Model 15
Poison 202
KORG ARP Odyssei
KORG iWavestation
Addictive Pro Synth

Re-tuning TipTop Audio BD808 & Testing Out the Z-DSP Clocked Delays Card

Re-tuning TipTop Audio BD808 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Attention: to hear what is going on use proper full range monitoring, computer speakers won't work.

The mighty BD808! No matter how good or how shitty the sound system is, that little guy will always sound great, so great in fact that I rarely use any other bass drums and I was searching quite a lot. The only other bass drum that I use is BD909 but, it will sound only as good as the PA. On Function 1 it will blow your mind, on a shitty PA you will want your BD808 in the rack. The thing with BD808 is that just like the original you can't change its pitch / tuning. The solution is to use a high pass filter after the bass drum.

Start with the filter fully open with no resonance - that is your normal clean BD 808. Shorten the decay to a shortest possible setting, increase the resonance to slightly before self-oscillation now start closing the filter. now you have an alternative filter BD with variable pitch (the cut off is the tuning and the resonance is the decay). By lengthening the 808 decay and varying the filter settings it is possible to get new bass drums easy and fast and they still sound very much like the 808 bass drums. I use Toppobrillo Multifilter as it is very clean, doesn't change the original 808 sound, doesn't distort the accented BD808, has a very manageable and good sounding resonance."

Really love TipTop Audio Z•DSP clocked delays card!!! from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Listen how nicely it follows the Circadian Rhythms swing )))"

Sonic Shorts | Mutable Instruments Warps vs Elements

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Mike Kiraly

"Processing some percussion loops from Mutable Instruments Elements via Warps. For the nerds: sequence triggering Mutable Instruments Elements, processed through Warps. Various modulations via Malekko Heavy Industry Voltage Block, Modcan Quad LFO, and XAOC Devices Moskwa and Batumi."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 025 - Deluxe Memoy Boy

Published on Dec 29, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 073-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 027-

In this video we made a simple Phenol patch and let the result run through the Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy as an external effect.


ROLAND SH-5 - Vintage Analog Synth

via this auction

Ritm 1 Soviet Analog Organ Synthesizer

via this auction

"Ritm-1 is a solid keyboard organ manufactured by the Kirov Factory, having a 5-octave keyboard providing the possibility of split sounds of the right and the left sections, a built-in rhytm box and the function of auto accompaniment with various styles.
The instrument can play organ sounds, string and imitation of wind instruments, also a percussion click.
Different registers are provided for variation of organ sounds, basses, accompaniment, etc; balance level between parts section and adjust of other sound modes is also provided for.
Among the effects delivered by Ritm-a are frequency, vibrato, tremolo, percussion and sustain.
The organ is placed into a wood hard case; the weight is about 30 kg.
Functions of the accompaniment section:
- Styles: Waltz, Swing, Rumba, Samba, Bossanova, Foxtrot, Rhythm-and-Blues
- Rhytm start, bass level, Volume, Tempo
- Start knobs: keyboard, auto
-Accompaniment;: tone, percussion

The section of balance and levels:
-Left manual and bass: 16',8',4',+ 2'2/3 + 2' +1', accompaniment/left manual
-Right manual: 16',8',4', 2'2/3, 2', 1'; balance percussion/accompaniment
Section of percussion, additional sounds and effects:
- Bass, solo, alto, oboe, trumpet, violin; 16', 8', 4', 2'2/3, 2',1'; perc/tremolo on, glide
-Effects: balance perc/tremolo, vibrato frequency and depth, percussion depth, tremolo freq, sustain"

Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer

via this auction

Nord Rack 2X Synthesizer

via this auction

"The warm analog sound of this synth coupled with cutting-edge digital technology moved the Nord Lead into a “leading” position in the synthesizer community. Musicians from all over the world loved its simplicity, intuitive design, and its musicality and expression offered with the virtual analog concept.

The Nord Lead 2X has the same characteristic sound and functions as the Nord Lead 2, except for some very nice improvements:

X-tra polyphony:
The Nord Lead 2X comes with 20 voices polyphony - very useful when creating layered sounds, "power pads", awesome leads and booming basses. 20 voices are also very beneficial in sequencing situations when you use more than one sound at a time.

X-tra memory:
The Nord Lead 2X comes with a large internal memory holding 4 x 99 user Programs, 100 user Performances and 4 x 10 user Percussion Kits plus 6 x 99 factory Programs and 3 x 100 factory Performances! The Nord Lead 2X is 100% patch compatible with the Nord Lead 2 which means that you can transfer sounds directly between the models via MIDI.

1978 miniMIDI EDP WASP Hybrid Synthesizer

via this auction

"1978 miniMIDI EDP WASP Hybrid Synthesizer Electronic Dream Plant with built in: miniMIDI-WASP MIDI INTERFACE by ELBY DESIGNS

Unfortunately the WASP got insured after further hard life and after storage it for bout 3 years.

Just the upper keyboard octave seems to produce some sounds some how right now.

Optical there's a crack in the case at the lower left side, just taped at the moment.

Lower right side case is missing small part.

internal speaker works.

Do not have time and money to get into it. So here's your chance to get and safe the WASP'$ !"

Ciat Lonbarde Cocoquantus

via this auction

KORG Monologue Synthesizer Ambient Jam

Published on Dec 29, 2016 bitnotbyte

"Testing the KORG Monologue with some pad-like and distorted sounds. The pitch bend is routed to the "Envelope Generator Intensity" to make the sound more distorted. The Attack is at maaaximum!

Other companions in this setup are:
- Elektron Machinedrum
- Elektron Octatrack with a field recording sample
- Eventide Space for the Monologue

Due to the lack of a manual I´m still figuring out how things work – The Monologue is really awesome and versatile."


Published on Dec 29, 2016 Chekmate 99

"Sequencing in the Air."

Anyware Instruments Tinysizer, Moogerfooger, & two ARP sequencers in an Airstream RV. Nice!

Microbrute + JD-Xi Sequencing, Electribe Drumming | Live Synth Jam

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl

"A quick Live Synth Jam with some Arturia Microbrute and Roland JD-Xi Sequencing. The Korg Electribe 2 is on Drum duty only and the Korg Volca Keys is used for a few lead and bass sounds.

I wish everybody a happy New Year! See you around in 2017!

Gear List:
Arturia MicroBrute (Lead Synth + Sequencer),
Roland JD-Xi (Pads and Arp),
Korg Volca Keys (Lead Synth),
Korg Electribe 2 (Drums),
Strymon Timeline and BigSky,
Zoom MS-70CDR,
Boss BX-600 (Mixer),
Zoom H4N for recording"

Jingle Matrix - Sequencing modular synth with a computer: the envelope follower

"How it was made video" has been added to the Jingle Matrix video here.

Live Sessions // 08

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Dualtrx

"Let's finish this year with some fun."

Hicut Cake #030 :: Teenage Engineering OP-1 tutorial feat. STRYMON MOBIUS

Published on Dec 29, 2016 hicutcake

– Teenage Engineering OP-1
– Strymon Mobius

Recorded at: Studio Tort, Warsaw, Poland 2016

Rossum Electro-Music - Morpheus *Drone*

Published on Dec 29, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's my first patch with the awesome Morpheus stereo 3D multi mega filter bonanza! This band aid filter features broadband shaping and transforming and it's modulated by a combination of the Steady State Fate Ultra-Random Analog and WMD PDO as a phase modulated LFO.

The sound source was a large patch included the Morpheus in various modes and under modulation captured into Mutable Instruments Clouds buffer and saved. This core sound then mixes with the AJH Synth MiniMod VCOs mixed and Ring Modded with added Subs into the Ring SM from AJH before going into the Sonic XV (again AJH) filter for extra wave shaping and low pass filtering. The AJH patch is on the dry side of Clouds and the frozen buffer on the wet side. This then goes into Morpheus before going into the TipTop Audio Z-DSP with the Halls Of Valhalla set at just under 50%. So a lot of the space and long sound is purely Clouds and Morpheus working together."

TT - 303 keyboard controlling M.I. Rings 07

Published on Dec 29, 2016 risbaw

"A first try improvisation showing how to control and play modular oscillators with the TT-303 keyboard.
Here cv and gate are going into Rings playing on top of a prerecorded techno track in Ableton Live.
All sounds recorded from Rings except kick drum , clap and hihats.
Delay from Disaster SR and overdrive from Vermona Retroverb.
(I thought 303 ouput was in the mix but it was not)
by Rad'und"


Telharmonic with Rings and RS-7000 _08

Published on Dec 29, 2016

"Yesterday I got the Make Noise Telharmonic. Very happy with it.
Here is a first try jam trying to tune it with M.I. Rings which is played
with cv by the TT-303 keyboard and strum by Maths while the gate of the TT controls aux A of the Metropolis.
Metropolis sequencing Telharmonic. A beat is mixed without any sync from the RS - 7000.
And I have to say that Metropolis and Rs clock run perfectly than Rs and Ableton for e.x. that had a difference
on the same bpm. Bass from TT - 303 with tape echo from Nova 400.
Plus Disaster SR Delay and Vermona Retroverb self oscilating bass.
by Rad'und"

Street 2 : KORG volca beats/bass/Electric Guitar

Published on Dec 29, 2016 karenevil

"Lazy guitar improvisation with volca beats and bass."

Make Noise 0-Coast Review by tarekith

Published on Dec 22, 2016 tarekith

"Review and overview of the Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizer."

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"Tide" - cinematic theme with TR-909, Juno-60, DotCom modular, Jupiter-80

Published on Dec 28, 2016 SynthMania

"'Tide' - cinematic theme with Roland TR-909, Roland Juno-60, modular, Roland Jupiter-80"

Churn Over (Drumbrute, Circuit, Moogerfoogers)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
Final track of the Year! In this video I run the Drumbrute's Kick 1 into the Moog Freqbox, the Snare into the MF Drive and the Zap into the Ring Modulator! All the other Drumbrute instruments are coming out of the Mix output with no processor. Added a couple basic synths from the ever reliable Novation Circuit."


Published on Dec 29, 2016 David Kronemyer

"Signal path: Lorre Mill Double Knot outs to WMD Protostars, then to EQD Avalanche Run. Clock out to EH Clockworks, also to MakeNoise 0-Coast trigger. EH Clockworks to EH Crash Pad and EH Super Space Drum. Also to EH 8-step and to WMD Protostar #2. EH 8-step to WMD Protostar #1. Keith McMillen QuNexus CV/gate to 0-Coast. 0-Coast outs to EQD Transmisser and Old Blood Noise Dark Star."

The lead at :56 reminded me of:

Howard Jones - Hide & Seek

Uploaded on Mar 23, 2010 howardjonesmusic

Roland Juno-106 SN 493085

via this auction

"I purchased this Juno-106 20+ years ago when I was going to be the next Vince Clark. It's in very good condition both functionally and cosmetically."

Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer + Midi/cv/v gate External Box

via this auction

Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Machine Unboxing Overview and Demo by djthomaswhite

Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Machine Pt. 1 "Unboxing and Build Quality"

Published on Dec 28, 2016 djthomaswhite

"The Natural Rhythm Music Equipment Show presents an unboxing video and a review of the packaging and build quality of the new Cyclone Analogic TT-606 analog drum machine. The TT-606 is inspired by the classic Roland TR-606 drum machine. Of note are the included hard dust cover, polished clear coating on the top, travel case and the overall solid build quality for this new drum machine. The switches are crisp, the pots feel solidly mounted and smooth, and the buttons are firm and note squishy in their silicone nature. This video is primarily talking so if you'd like a long, almost word-less overview of programming beats without reading the manual first check out Part 2 of this 2-part video series. Thanks to Perfect Circuit Audio for making this available directly in the USA!"

Note: MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio (other discounts excluded). See the membership page on how to sign up.

Cyclone Analogic TT-606 Drum Machine Pt. 2 "Making Beats"

Published on Dec 28, 2016

"The Natural Rhythm Music Equipment Show presents DJ Thomas White showing a slow, but direct view of making beats in the Cyclone Analogic TT-606 analog drum machine. No talking about what is going on so submit questions if you have them. Basically, this video shows me turning on the machine for the first time, NOT reading the manual and making some beats. It's based on a TR machine after all so programming will be very familiar to most folks. It's a bit long, but it shows the process of using the machine without all of the bells and whistles it offers. The tone is the point, and as such we did not include any post processing. The audio was recorded directly into a Presonus 16.0.2 mixer and edited into the video without any compression or limiting. This machine is much deeper than I thought it would be and I look forward to spending more time with it, along with the manual this time, to learn and get comfortable with some of the new features this machine brings to the drum programming table. Cyclone Analogic, "Hello!" new friend. I'll be visiting the rest of your family soon. Thanks to Perfect Circuit Audio for making this available in the USA!"

Bass Station 2 hoover sound

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Yunneck

"Yet another attempt to replicate famous rave sound called Hoover.

Originally sound was created on Roland Alpha Juno synthesizer. It's modified patch B.86 named 'What the...'

Bass Station's hoover sound is more aggressive. Roland's is warmer. Unfortunately I had only monophonic chorus."

Weinglas vs. Gotharman`s AnamonoX

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Wein Glas

"Exploring the Gotharman AnamonoX! The right side of the video shows me jamming and morphing sounds and sequences. The left side shows some of the menu screens.

Thanks to Gotharman for designing this little monster!
With the AnamonoX he shrank a huge modular synth to the size of a small box and kept the fat sound. It contains up to 5 digital VCOs or Sample Players, Noise, Ring Mod, 2 analog (!) VCFs, up to 4 digital VCFs, 4 VCAs lots of LFOs, Random, Envelopes, a Sequencer, Midi and CV/Gate, a Touch Keyboard, (granular) FXs and much more! Endless possibilities for designing NOISE!!!!"

Sequential Circuits Six Trak

via this auction

Hello Nineties! Acid Jam (Roland AIRA Roland Boutique Cyclone Korg Minilogue Arturia Drumbrute)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Calle Nilsson

Roland Boutique TR-09
Roland Boutique TB-03
Roland AIRA TR-08
Roland AIRA TB-3
Cyclone TT-303
Korg Minilogue
Arturia DrumBrute

Audio recorded on ZOOMH4n
Video GoPro 4 Black edition

Modular vid #258

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Phisynth

"A quick first test of my Modcan A format DIY MW dual Benjolin (Rob Hordijk / PCB by Elmegil). Only half wired so far, but everything seems to work as expected. Can't wait to try modulation intercourse with the other half !..."

Joué - Focus on PADS module

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Joué SAS

"Joué is an innovative and evolving instrument simplifying digital music playing. It offers beginners and professional artists a unique level of expressivity and spontaneity.
It comes with 8 modules as first. Here is an introduction to the PADS module.
Back us on Kickstarter:"

Korg Volca Kick Demo with Nick Kwas

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Kraft Music

"Nick Kwas from Korg demonstrates the Korg Volca Kick/Bass Generator at Kraft Music.

The Korg Volca Kick is an analog kick generator with the ability to create a stunning range of kick drum and pitched kick bass sounds. Its all-analog circuit uses the oscillation of an MS-20 filter to produce powerful kick sounds with complex overtones, while Drive and Tone controls control distortion and sound character for even more variation. The Volca Kick's 16-step sequencer allows automation of all parameters, with a Touch FX feature to control sequence effects instantly with a single finger.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Korg Volca Kick BUNDLE from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new analog kick drum and bass synthesizer, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the BUNDLE that's right for you!"

Korg Volca Kick Performance with Nick Kwas

KORG Polysix - Gear of the Week (Junkie XL)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 junkiexlofficial

"Let's move on to the 80s for a quick look at the Korg Polysix!"

Rossum Electro-Music Morpheus Eurorack Filter Getting Ready to Ship

The E-Mu Morpheus filter in eurorack is about to ship! As always, check with the dealers on the right hear on MATRIXSYNTH for availability.

via @RussumElectro

"Just weeks away!"

Cool packaging!

Moog Source SN 2216

via this auction

Korg Univox SR-120 MiniPops SN 770144

via this auction

"Beautiful vintage Korg Univox SR-120 from the 1970's. It's in great condition for it's age, and was only used in a recording studio... It needs a good home. Has footswitch (proabably original, but definitely old), and all rubber feet, handle, and latches are as good as the day it was made. Grab a cool piece of history with some cool sounds. One of the first drum/rhythm machines made."

0 Coast Patch of the Week #3: Sync Bass

Published on Dec 28, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"Agressive synth sounds using Oscillator Sync on the 0-COAST"

All parts here.

ARP Odyssey 2800 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 282267

via this auction

"This synth is in excellent condition for its age...almost mint"


Published on Dec 28, 2016 once upon a synth

"I feed the MFB Tanzmaus analog/digital hybrid drum machine into the Elektron Analog Drive distortion pedal and just keep tweaking. 'Will They Pair?' is a series where I try to combine two pieces of musical gear together to see what kind of sounds I can come up with.

00:18 - Brief Tour
01:15 - Clean Boost
01:54 - Mid Drive
03:12 - Dirty Drive
04:11 - Big Dist
05:20 - Focused Dist
06:02 - Harmonic Fuzz
06:37 - High Gain
07:46 - Thick Gain
08:22 - Slow Kick"

New Behringer Drum Machine Prototype 808 & 909 Evaluation Boards

We saw the note back in October. It looks like Behringer has already started prototyping. Two pics and a note from Uli Behringerin via Soviet Space Child:

'Dear all,

first of all I like to wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Sometime in July this year I announced we are looking into developing analog as well digital drum machines. I thought I would now share with you aspects of the development process.

At this stage our main focus is on sound creation and for this purpose we resurrected the highly regarded 808 and 909 analog drum machines from the '80's.

Attached are the pics of the first evaluation boards that allow us to study and compare the sound of analog drum instruments. However, our intention is not to clone these products but to evaluate analog sound generation and add a great user interface and sequencer.

I can tell you that the team is having lots of fun listening to these drum sounds that greatly contributed to amazing music in the past. It is actually not surprising that people gravitate to analog sounds as it is the imperfection that evokes emotions. Perhaps it is the fact that we humans are analog, too :-)

While we are far away from releasing a finished product, we thought we would get you involved in this enjoyable design process.

As always we love to hear your opinions.


48 Hours to go on DSP Synthesizers Tiny-TS Indiegogo Campaign

via DSP Synthesizers

"Only 48 hours remaining on the Tiny-TS Indiegogo campaign.

During the last 48 hours of the campaign, people making the 'Plug & Play' Perk will receive the Tiny-TS prebuilt in the beautiful casing shown in the picture. It includes both the panel and the battery box."

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