MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016

TechDiff - Jamuary

Published on Jan 2, 2016 Dave TechDiff

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro & Studio Electronics Sensei Hybrid System

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Kaitlyn Smith
Video shot by Sean Hellfritsch -

YAMAHA DX1 FM Synthesizer with Original Hardcover Owners Manual

via this auction

Some fun history via the seller:

"I purchased this DX-1 in a music store 25 years ago in 1991. I had gone into the shop to sell a guitar to have money for Christmas presents, saw the DX and flipped out. Weeks later I went back and was able to put it on layaway. Every week I would go in to make a payment and play with it for an hour or so. I called Yamaha for a manual and the lady on the phone said, “You have a what!!!??? Do you have any idea what this originally sold for?” I was a sheepish 24yo w/o a clue; she told me $13,900 and sent me a photocopied user manual for free. I reprinted it on parchment at Kinko’s, had it hard bound, and embossed with the DX logo in gold leaf. This was $130 (the book is pictured and included in the sale) as well as a new power cord (thank you eBay) and the original custom Anvil. (I re-foamed the case years ago and it is still in great condition)...

A little blurb about the DX1...

The DX-1, designed in 1983, has 5 microprocessors and 13 circuit boards. The wooden, full weighted-action keyboard assembly is immense, taking up about 65% of the space inside the enclosure. Underneath the keyboard are seven circuit boards that comprise the polyphonic aftertouch system managed by one of the processors. The aftertouch data is sent to the dual-DX voice engine where it modifies specific operator attributes according to the settings in the edit menu.

The DX-1 is bi-timbral: it has two 6-operator DX voice engines, each controlled by its own dedicated CPU. This is equivalent to two DX-7’s with the added capabilities of the performance-pair settings. The DX engines use the same OP-S and EG-S custom chipset, a 12-bit DAC and 4-BIT DAC reference voltage prescaler. Each DX engine has its own front panel volume expression pedals controls, as well as a 5th-order low pass filter to remove digital waveform clock noise.

The DX-1 is built in a manner that is rarely seen in synthesizers today. It is literally built like a tank from a heavy-gauge steel chassis, rosewood enclosure, custom frame pieces, heavy duty power supply and about 8,000 electronic components. It weighs 112.5 lbs and close to 200 lbs in its flight case."


Published on Jan 3, 2016 darkpoem9

"Uploaded my own analog sounds into the AR: just playing live with the filters and LFO."

Phrygian Dub Duo'

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Ebotronix

Roland HPD 15 D Beam to Pitch CV,SM glide,Quantimator',VCO²
Doepfer R2m CV out,SM glide ,Quantimator² ,VCO²
+ ~ -

Roland Jupiter 6 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ Europa Upgrade SN 514917

via this auction

"Excellent condition Roland Jupiter 6, serial number 514917. All knobs and sliders are present and work properly. All six voices work perfectly. This one has the coveted Europa upgrade - a long list of improvements including additional arpeggiator modes, random patch generator, midi enhancements, ability to store patches/presets in flash memory - please visit Synthcom’s website for more information..."

Access Virus TI Polar 37 Key Synthesizer w/ Pelican 1650 Case

via this auction

Serge modular drone

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Chris David

6 Days Oh Happineness

Published on Jan 3, 2016 snipz

"Third track of the festive season, this one was another quick patch loosely based on a Doepfer PLL sequence running through Rings. For the first time I've used a clocked SH101 sequence too, the sound just fitted straight into the mix."

The Digital Samurai (Moog Mother-32,Reface CS,JU-06,JX-03,TB-3,ES2)

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Metatron's Cube

"The last and final form of this track. Small tweaks to the sounds here and there. Thanks for watching and listening!
Gear pile:
Korg Electribe Sample -Drums(Master clock, start/stop control of both Beatstep Pro's, and the TB-3's)
Roland TB-3 -Bass line(midi out and audio out to JX-03)
Roland TB-3 -Highs(midi out and audio out to JU-06)
Roland Boutique JX-03
Roland Boutique JU-06
Beatstep Pro (Left side controls Mother-32)
Beatstep Pro (Right side controls Reface CS)
Moog Mother-32 (Strymon BigSky -Bloom setting)
Yamaha Reface CS
Behringer Eurorack Pro mixer
BBE MaxCom
Behringer Ultragain Pro tube pre-amp
M-audio M-track audio interface
Audacity (recording)
Presonus One (Mastering)
Slate Digital VTM, VMR, VBC, VCC(for added noise)"

Nice pads in Eurorack with the TipTop audio Time Fabric card for Z-DSP

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Nicolas Lévy

"Taking a single saw patch and turning it into a nice pad with pitch shift and delay thanks to the Time Fabric card for Z-DSP.
Rhythm by the Zularic Repetitor and a few TipTop 808 modules filtered by the WMD/SSD Pole Zero.
Rene sequences MI Rings + Piston Honda mk2 in an Optomix, then Modcan Dual Delay."

Serge modular & Eventide Space rythmic patch

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Chris David

Custom KORG MicroKORG with Angled Front Panel

via this auction

"Rock Solid modified MicroKorg includes microphone and power supply.

1/2" Red Oak finished

This mod makes the microKorg MUCH easier to use - no more hunching over the keyboard trying to read the selector knob guide.

There is some discoloration at the battery compartment (shown) but this was cleaned up and there was no effect on internal components. It is cosmetic discoloration only.

The Korg itself is held into the cradle with 4 screws on each side which are easy to remove if you want to disassemble. (if you want to paint, etc.)

There are 4 finish nails holding the end-boards to the bottom runner on each side. These are visible, but are sanded smooth. The ends were not glued so these could theoretically be removed as well. The finish nails were driven into pre-drilled holes.

This is fully functioning and is a nice solid piece -"

Blue PE Minisonic

via this auction

"Practical Electronics Minisonic analog synth.

These synths were constructed from schematics in the practical electronics magazine and are quite rare. This one uses the PCB that was available from the magazine.

This is being sold as spares or repair because VCO 1 is not functioning correctly, it can be heard but is not responding to the controls on the panel. VCO 2 is working as are the envelope generators. I am unable to test the filter and ring modulator because I have lost the patch cables. There is also a tear in one of the speakers.

I have copies of the magazine articles with schematics so this is probably and easy fix for someone with the right knowledge."

GeoSynths Ep3 - Strymon DIG Pedal on Synthesizers.

Published on Jan 3, 2016 GEOSynths

"Using a Strymon DIG pedal on both a Dreadbox Erebus and a Moog Sub 37. While I do have a Strymon Timeline and Eventide H9 (and many more delays) I really like the sound I get from the DIG pedal."

January '16 Jam - Nord Moog Prophet Minibrute

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Mitch Wiseman

"A little improvised jam all played in live. The mini brute it going through a few effects in logic, the moog is going through an MXR carbon copy, and the prophet has a bit of valhalla reverb on it. For some reason the prophet was internally clipping, which I couldn't stop no matter what i tried.

Album coming soon..."

DSP Synthesizers DSP-D8 Drum Chip Goes Open Source

via DSP Synthesizers

"With the release of the dsp-CR4 and R-606 virtual analog modelling chips I have decided to make the code for the PCM based dsp-D8 open source.

Now anyone with an Arduino can use the code and even change the drumsound to your own drum kit."

prophet-6 / TB-303 / analog RYTM / SPACE / multiclock

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Masaki Takada

"My First session of DSI prophet-6."

Synth Jam- Roland System 1m - Moog Werkstatt - Beatstep Pro - Microbrute - Mopho - EMX1

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"Continuing my Synth Jam Journal, here's today's entry. The thing I tried to do here was incorporate the System 1m patch points with the Moog Werkstatt (Mother 32 coming on Tuesday!!!).

Here are the connections: Beatstep Pro CV Pitch out to Werkstatt VCO EXP FM IN. I don't have any gate being sent to the Werkstatt because the Werkstatt VCA mode is set to ON so it drones. The System 1m is sending CV out of the ENV to the Werkstatt VCF IN so that every time I play a note, the filter on the Werkstatt is affected. The Werkstatt LFO is set to square mode and is modulating the VCF internally, so the additional VFC modulation gives more movement. Finally, the LFO OUT of the Werkstatt is going back in to the System 1m Filter LFO so the System 1m and Werkstatt filters are both being modulated by the Werkstatt square wave LFO.

The Mopho is playing simple bass notes also from the Beatstep pro via MIDI on the same channel as the Werkstatt so that bass line is doubled.

And of course, the Microbrute and Werkstatt are running through the Roland RE-301 Space Chorus. There's a bit of Valhalla Ubermod and Shimmer on the whole mix to just give it more life."

Moog sub37, AnalogFour

Published on Jan 3, 2016 tasuku0676

"Moog sub37, AnalogFour, MFB-522"

Novation Circuit - Big Beat Electronica

Published on Jan 3, 2016 KlaatuNinja


Published on Nov 10, 2015 timandbarrytv

"We hooked up with Novation to shoot a special mini series of Beat This. It features some of our favourite producers making a beat using Novation's new Circuit groove box. Here's what happened"


Schmidt and ROLI Seaboard Rise. And a special appearance of the MFB Tanzbär :)

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Axel Fischer


Published on Jan 3, 2016 S. B. Arweiler

"Some 3U fun with a module selection from my 12U. Sometimes it's good to scale down and focus on some specific modules. MFB Urzwerg Pro MkII does all the sequencing.

Modules, left to right:
- Mutable Instruments CVpal (not used in this patch)
- Mutable Instruments Clouds
- Qu-bit Nano Rand
- Music Thing Radio Music
- Make Noise Function
- Doepfer A-180-2
- Intellijel Quadra
- Mutable Instruments Braids
- Tiptop BD-808
- Make Noise STO
- Intellijel Linix
- Manhattan Analog Mix

Powered by a Synthrotek Nano-12."

Acidlab Miami Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

Hohner Bass 2 SN 775637 with Original Docs and Case

via this auction

Comes with original softcase, stand, brochure with schematics and the original warranty card.

Giorgio by Moroder Modular Synthesizer Cover

Published on Jan 2, 2016 GmanModz

"Giorgio by Moroder by Daft Punk played on my modular synthesizer I've been building for over a year now."

And some info on the modular:

Homemade Modular Synthesizer

Published on Jun 26, 2015

"2 VCOs, 2 VCAs, 1 LFO, 1 Filter, 2 Envelope Generators, and 1 Mixer.
I mainly used Thomas Henry and Yusynth Designs."

benge bells

Published on Jan 3, 2016 zack dagoba

"Completely self-playing patch on the Serge. It uses the Analog Shift Register to modify the sequence as it goes. OK I do adapt it a bit by hand but you get the point. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more"

Dreadbox Erebus

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Martin Jagl

"...just play around"

Tocante Karper Demo

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Opal Sky Video

"Richard Brewster ( demonstrates the Tocante Karper, a new instrument by Peter Blasser (Ciat Lonbarde)"

DOEPFER DT Sequencer

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Korgator

"(C) 03.01.2016 eine kleine Spielerei"

DT Sequencer & Waldorf Micro Q rack.

Iron Ether Pithoprakta - Cylonix Cyclebox & MI Elements

Published on Jan 3, 2016 simon

"I found a really nice little loop on the Iron Ether Pithoprakta which was triggering the Cylonix Cyclebox in Percussive mode, along with the Gate input and Strength on the Mutable Instruments Elements.
The Pithoprakta is also providing CV for the Cyclebox."

Wavetime' D Beam Modular

Published on Jan 3, 2016

Wavetime² D Beam Modular

Roland HPD 15 D Beam to Pitch CV (Pro 2000 Midi CC 81)
4ms Peg, QCD² /Expander², RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS360²

HAPPY 2016!! (Fugue Machine for Ipad, TR-8, Novation SL MKII, KP3+ & Live 9.5)

Published on Jan 3, 2016 SugoiGaijin

"(Best in HD)
I really wish you all a happy 2016!!! Thanks all of you for supporting my work, it really means a lot to me!!
See you next week!!

(Mejor en HD)
De verdad que os deseo un feliz 2016!!! Gracias a tod@s por apoyar mi música, significa mucho para mí!!
Hasta la semana que viene!!

Gear: Fugue Machine for Ipad, TR-8, Novation SL MKII, KP3+ & Live 9.5

Check out my SoundCloud page:

Official Website:"

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut

Live Studio Jam 004 : Korg and Arturia !!!

Published on Jan 3, 2016 Todd Smith
Update: video Re-Published on Jan 3

": Gear Used :

Micro Korg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Arturia Microrbute
Roland JU-06
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap & Trueverb
Ableton Live 8

: Setup :

The Korg Volca Bass , Korg Volca Beats and Korg Volca Keys are all on sequence duty . The Micro Korg and Micro Brute are played live . I hope you enjoy this set . Take care !!"

TR-808 Restoration (Part 2) - Power supply and electrical tests

Published on Jan 3, 2016 GOLT !

"The second video in my TR-808 Restoration Series. This one covers the power supply, transformers, electrical saftey test, supply board voltages and related things."

All parts here.

Spectralis 2, Oberheim Matrix 1000, Korg ESX, and Eventide Space

Published on Jan 2, 2016 MIDERA

"Mucking about in my studio tonight, just the musings of the last hour."

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