MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dance Party

Published on Jan 16, 2016 John L Rice

Potentially NSFW at 3:27 - 3:35.

"For the fun of it! :-) This is somewhat random jamming with a Moog Sub Phatty synth MIDI'd to a Mellotron M4000D Rack while a Yamaha RM1X was playing a factory preset pattern. Strymon BigSky and DIG effect pedals used as well as a Roland RSP-550 effects rack.

Special thanks to:

Also see:"

mixolyd one

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Ebotronix

"4ms Peg, QCD² /Expander², RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS360²,RS 500e²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustiers Zeroscillator

Roland Jupiter-8, JUNO-60, JUNO-106, JX-03, Korg Mono/Poly, "Does Jupiter know?"

Published on Jan 1, 2016 sloocer106

NSFW 1:26 - 2:07

"'Does Jupiter know?' ... inspired by the great movie 'The hills have eyes'."

Footprints in the Snow

Published on Jan 16, 2016 davidryle

"Claude Debussy's classic 'Des pas sur la neige'. Made with a patch up of the large format and Euro rack format modular synthesizer. Recorded in real-time to a stereo track in Cubase with Valhalla Shimmer added in places for reverb."

Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument)

Uploaded on Aug 10, 2010 royism

"The 'Mother' of all samplers. The technology that today is used world wide to compose sampled sounds started with the The Fairlight CMI. Featured on the program 'This Week' from ABC-TV Australia (1980) and is demonstrated by one of the designers Pete Vogel and composer Michael Carlos playing his composition of the theme for TV series 'Timewarp'."

Audulus 2 Minute Tips

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Bimini Road

iTunes: Audulus 3 - Audulus LLC

"Don't know how to make sound in Audulus? It's pretty easy! Just follow along with these 2 minute tips.

The 2 Minute Tip series breaks apart topics on Audulus into bite-sized chunks. I don't talk during the tutorials (though there are a few notes that pop up), and this is so that international viewers who don't understand English well don't feel left out. Familiarize yourself with the node menu and my navigation won't be so mystifying. In the future, we'll develop a finger press indicator so you can see where I'm tapping."

Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 1: How to Get Sound
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 2: How to Make a Tremolo Effect
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 3: How to Make a Vibrato Effect
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 4 - How to Make a Sub Synth with Modules
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 5 - How to Make a Module
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 6: How to Make an Auto Wah Effect
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 8: How to Make a Muxing Sequencer
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 9: The Best AB Switch
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 10: How to Make an Autopanner Effect
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 11: How to Use the Mapper Node
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 12: How to Turn a Timer into a Saw LFO
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 13: How make LFOs with the Phasor Node
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 14: How to Use the Spline Node
Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 15: Introduction to Flipflop Memory

Elektron Analog Four 4-voice Analog Synthesizer with Sequencer

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 375155

via this auction

The biggest thing is Modulation. The LFO/CLK rate seems to be stuck in the top-most setting. The red LED light is constantly on, whereas it should change when you adjust the slider. And I don't really hear any modulation, frankly.
Perhaps related to that is the Arpeggiator. You should be able to play a chord and then it should cycle through the notes based on the speed set on the LFO/CLK rate. None of this is happening.
Also possibly related is the Mod aspect of the Bender. Moving it right or left works as it should, but pushing up should cause modulation. Not surprisingly, this does not happen.
The "Random" Wave Form doesn't really seem to work. However, this actually may be related to the Mod situation.
The button for Tune has been replaced and the slider for the VCO Mod is missing.
There's a little black mark on one of the F keys; see photo.
The keyboard itself has a slight "bow" to it and a couple dents on the metal underside. See the photos.
I no longer have the modulation handle/grip. You'll need to buy or rent one before you shoot your video.
It is a Roland SH-101, one of the most bad-ass mono synths ever.
The sound is clean and strong, absolutely no scratchiness or dirtiness.
The functions that are not listed in the CONS section above all work as they should - a huge range of options. Portamento, Sub OSC, all the VCF settings, the Envelope settings.
All the keys work very well.
It runs perfectly well on batteries or A/C. I'll include my power supply, which is not original but IS a Boss (Roland) model."

Hopefully someone will bring this one back to full operational condition. Remember, you can search on serial numbers on the site to see their past history if they've been posted here on MATRIXSYNTH before.

Roland JX3P analog synthesizer w/ PG200 programmer SN 302240

via this auction

International 3600 4600 Synthesizers - a MODERN MAGAZINES publication

via this auction

"Rare Australian publication 66 pages containing block diagrams, schematics, parts lists, theory of operation, PCB layouts, construction notes - everything you need to know in order to build a modular analog synth. Two models covered, International 3600 and 4600."

EVO 101 - 64 New Presets for Roland SH-101 Plug-In/Out Synthesizer

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"EVO 101 is a sound library for the Roland SH-101 Plug-In/Out Synthesizer. The library offers 64 new presets and be used in the Plug-Out as well in the Plug-In Version.

The library can be purchased over this link

Some delays in the delivery can occured because I sent them out manually. Many thanks in advance for your purchase. Your purchase is your support for Synth Anatomy. The library will be sent out to the Paypal Mail address"

TTSH & Karp Odyssey

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Morgan Karlsson

"Session with TTSH, Karp Odyssey and 2x Korg SQ1."

Studio Electronics ATC-X QFS Quad Filter System SN E-1128

via this auction

"Used, great condition ATC-X QFS. Version 1.4 of the OS EPROM chips were installed about two years ago."

Tom Oberheim Introduces the Marion Systems SEM*PLUS Eurorack Module

Some of you might remember this post way back in June of 2015. It looks like it happened.  Marion Systems is back.  Two VCOs, LFO, VCF with variable LP, Notch, and HP modes along with a Band Pass mode.  Two envelopes and extensive patch panel & modulation.  Two AUX ins.

via @moodulator

See this post for additional details and NAMM floor demos.

Reminder: Seattle Synth Meet Tomorrow!

Just a reminder, the Seattle Synth Meet is tomorrow on Capitol Hill (900 E Pine, Suite 202) from 1PM - 6PM. You'll find the details in this post.


Published on Jan 16, 2016 Synthesizer Style

"'M11' is a composition about The Wild Duck constellation I realized on the great Clavia Nord Lead 1. Please "show more" for more info. I hope you have a good subwoofer. I have set this performance to a 'video.'"

NORD LEAD 1 【SYNTHESIZER MUSIC】 - "M11" - Ambient chillout / space music
NORD LEAD 1 【SYNTHESIZER MUSIC】 - "Night of the Sands" - Ambient chillout / space music
NORD LEAD 1 【SYNTHESIZER MUSIC】 - "God Speeds" - Ambient chillout / space music
NORD LEAD 1 【SYNTHESIZER MUSIC】 - "Camino Stars" - Ambient chillout / space music
NORD LEAD 1 【SYNTHESIZER MUSIC】 - "Fun With Nord" - Ambient chillout / space music
NORD LEAD 1 【SYNTHESIZER MUSIC】 - "A Nordic Perusal" - Ambient chillout / space music

ROLAND M-64C memory RAM cartridge

via this auction

"ROLAND M-64C memory RAM cartridge for TR 909 707 etc fully working and in excellent condition"

via MATRIXSYNTH member, Rosynth.  Remember, supporters of the site are free to send in any synth related auction items and music for posts.

Atomosynth Mochika 2.1

via this auction

"The Atomosynth Mochika is very hard to find these days. Excellent condition, perfect working order, barely used. Comes with power supply.
Atomosynth Mochika Features -
This synth features one analog square and saw waveform VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) with a huge pitch range, from subsonic to ultrasonic sound.
One square and triangle waveform LFO (low frequency oscillator), that modulates the VCO for the vibrato effect creating old school arcade Atari-like sounds.
White noise generator that triggers the VCO and can create percussion like sounds.
8 step Sequencer with note on/off switch and pitch knob for each step
Built in vactrol based Low Pass Filter with cut off and resonance controls that can be modulated by the LFO, the VCO depth and the sequencer, creating a wider sort of timbres and sound possibilities.
MIDI input to sync the Mochika with any midi device sending midi clock signals, the Mochika can sync 1, 2, 4 and up to 8 times the tempo of the master clock midi device
The instrument is lit with 1 bright red led that indicates the LFO Rate, and 8 red leds to indicate the step that is being played. Very useful when you play it on a dark stage.
The Analog Sequencer is packed in a cool laser cut clear acrylic case that shows all the hand made analog circuitry.
The instrument is powered directly from 110V or 220V AC.
Dimensions: 230mm(W), 170 mm(D), 80mm(H. included rubber feet and knobs)"

Korg Volca Sample demo

Published on Jan 16, 2016 SynthMania

"Korg Volca Sample demo"

Music Thing Modular - Radio Music jam

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Bjorn Fogelberg

"I gave this amazing DIY eurorack module a spin and managed to create some pretty strange rhytms in the process. I try to explain how the Radio Music works and my process for creating sounds on the modular.

The Radio Music we loaded with the suggested free sample packs.

Other modules used in this videos are:
Doepfer A160, A151 , A-180-2
Music Thing Modular - Turing Machine
Hexinverter - Mutant Bassdrum
Tiptop Audio - Hats909
Pittsburgh Modular - Synthesizer Box
Manhattan Audio - CP3

Check out more of my music on"

severence // planetesimal patch

Published on Jan 16, 2016 severence

"// evolving ambient soundscapes using the wmd synchrodyne + expand, epoch modular twinpeak, make noise dual prismatic oscillator & steady state fate quantum rainbow II as sound sources

// modules used in this patch

addac802 quintet mixing console
alm busy circuits pamela's workout
antimatter brainseed
epoch modular twinpeak
make noise dual prismatic oscillator
make noise maths
malekko wiard jag
modcan quad lfo
mutable instruments clouds
nonlinear circuits sloth
schippmann phs-28
schippmann vcf-02
toppobrillo quantimator
steady state fate propagate
steady state fate quantum rainbow 2
steady state fate ultra random analog
wmd sequential switch matrix + expand
wmd synchrodyne + expand
wmd/ssf spo
verbos electroncs dual four pole"

Harvesting mashed potatoes // Patch

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Auxar

"Some patched potato noodle harvest.
Modules used in this patch:
Make Noise: tELHARMONIC, Echophon, Erbe-Verb, Function, Richter Wogglebug, MMG, Brains, Moddemix, Rene, Rosie, DPO x2, Pressure points x2, Maths x2, Optomix x2, LxD
Doepfer: A-160-2, A-138, A-147,A-151
Expert Sleepers: Disting x2,Disting MK3
Malekko: Richter oscillator.
Tiptop Audio: Z3000mk2

Tablet audio out used for voices through Disting vca as amp into Moddemix."

ModStep Midi Sequencer for iOS Test Drive by John Lead (Sub37+TR8+K-Station+BassStation2)

Published on Jan 16, 2016 AudioLabs

"Test driving the new midi sequencer for iOS: MODSTEP
Using it as master clock to sync and sequence the Moog Sub 37 + Roland TR 8 + Novation Bass Station 2 + Novation K Station.
Also, using a clap and snare from the built in sampler that comes with MODSTEP.

Sorry for the head shaking but i was having too much fun ;)


See this post for details on ModStep.

New DSI Synth Coming to NAMM - Sneak Peak

Update: thought this might have been something new as I could not find it on DSI's Product page, but then I realized it's likley the Polyevolver keyboard with Prophet style knobs.

I'm guessing this one is the Pro 2, but is it?

Do you see anything else in the video?

New Yamaha Montage Audio Demo Track

See the bottom of the main Montage post here.

How to Build Your Very Own String Synth with DSP Synthesizers Codename Solina

You might remember DSP Synthesizers Codename Solina. If you'd like to build your own, you'll find instructions on how to do so on the DSP Synthesizers site here.

"The Eminent Solina is a fameous string synthesizer from the 70’s. It is based on a paraphonic oscillator, a simple envelope and a phaser.

The oscillators in the original was a divide down structure where you generate the frequencys for the top octave and divide those down by modulo 2 for the rest of the octaves.

We can’t really use a signal for every key so we use an alogorithm for generating 8 Saw waves and distribute those among the keys played on the keyboard.

Paraphonic means it’s kind of polyphonic but shares some parts of the soundpath. In this case it’s the envelope shared by all the keys played on the keyboard..." See DSP Synthesizers for more.

Minilogue Sequence

Published on Jan 15, 2016 Daniel Davis

"Quick sequence capture with phone."

Novation Circuit - Spooky Keys

Published on Jan 16, 2016 KlaatuNinja

"Novation Circuit spooky jam"

Early Morning Sequencing on the Moog Sub 37

Published on Jan 15, 2016 JediSid

"Pre-breakfast sequencing with the powerful Moog Sub 37. Sequencing on an empty stomach is risky but fun."

tempest 1.3 - DSI Tempest controller for Ableton live

via Max for Live:

"Tempest is a simple utility for Dave Smith's and Roger Linn's Tempest analog drum machine with Ableton Live.

You can control the parameters that are available on the Tempest as they come with the tempest OS updates. The tempest os used is 1.4.0 for this version.

The available parameters are:

- Distortion
- Compression
- a value other than 0 reverts Beat FX params to defaults
- Beat FX All Osc Frequency
- Beat FX Feedback
- Beat FX Lowpass Filter Cutoff
- Beat FX Lowpass Filter Resonance
- Beat FX Lowpass Filter Audio Mod
- Beat FX Highpass Filter Cutoff
- Beat FX All Env Attack
- Beat FX All Env Decay

The virtual pads show both bank A and B. These pads are clickable and send midi notes, the MIDI notes used in this device are ascending from 0, it is a chromatic scale from C0 to G2 (pad A1 to pad B16), the pad display will work with this config in your tempest system parameters, and will act accordingly to your 'pad to note' config in the Tempest System parameters. As beats and mutes pad mode do not respond to note-off messages from your daw nor this device, you might need to trig the pad twice to mute or unmute a sound, or to lanch a beat, and the lights won't be coherent in these modes.
You have to set the output of the Live midi track to your Tempest midi PAD in channel.

Save your soul."

New Doepfer Custom Colored A100 Modules and Vintage Systems in Black Coming to NAMM

Doepfer will be at NAMM in Hall B, booth #5014. They will be showing these all black vintage Doepfer A-100 series systems and the following new modules.

"The custom version is only a design study made with a self adhesive foil printed by a color laser printer. There are no plans to offer this version of the module. But we plan to offer suitable templates for download. That way the customer is able to design "his" personal module by printig his design on an self adhesive foil and stick the foil to the module (for this the module has to be dismantled). Knobs in different colors are also available (please refer to the price list, section A-100 accessories)"

A-110-3 Triangle Thru Zero VCO

"A-110-3 is a Thru Zero VCO with triangle core. The term 'Thru-Zero' means that even 'negative' frequencies are generated. But this a bit a misleading term as negative frequencies do not really exist. "Negative" means in this connection simply that the triangle wave will stop when the linear control voltage reaches 0V and continue with the opposite direction as the linear control voltage becomes negative and vice versa."

A-110-6 Trapezoid Thru Zero Quadrature VCO

"A-110-4 is a Trapezoid Thru Zero Quadrature VCO. The module is based on an idea by Donald Tillman from 2003 but has been revised for the use of modern electronic circuits (no OTAs/CA3280). Because of it's unique trapezoid core it's totally different compared to other VCOs. But the trapezoid core is not the only specialty: it is also a quadrature VCO and features linear thru zero frequency modulation.

The term "quadrature" means in this connection that the oscillator outputs two trapezoid waves with 90 degrees phase shift. The same as sine and cosine of a standard quadrature oscillator. These waveforms are called TRASIN (trapezoid sine) and TRACOS (trapezoid cosine)."

A-121-2 12dB Multimode Filter

"Module A-121 is a voltage-controlled multi-mode filter with a cut-off slope of -12 dB / octave. Four simultaneous outputs are available, each with different characteristics: low-pass, band-pass, high-pass and notch (or band reject). The cut-off frequency determines the point at which the respective filter effects appear. The frequency can be adjusted manually, or by voltage control (Filter modulation, for instance by an LFO or ADSR). Two CV inputs are available, whose control voltages are summed. Resonance (Emphasis or Q ) can be adjusted manually, or by voltage control, right up to self-oscillation, in which case it will behave like a sine wave oscillator."

A-168-1 PWM Module

"Module A-168-1 is a pulsewidth modulation generator (PWM Module). It derives a rectangle signal with adjustable pulsewidth from an external triangle, sawtooth or sine wave. The external signal can be an LFO, VCO or any other signal with falling/rising slopes (e.g. ADSR). In addition the pulsewidth can be modulated by a CV signal (e.g. LFO or ADSR). The typical application is the generation of a rectangle signal with PWM from VCOs or LFOs which do not yet have this feature (e.g. A-110-4, A-145, A-147-2, A-143-4, A-143-9)."

New AQA ElektriX Dual SVF Eurorack Filter

AQA ElektriX Dual SVF prototype on Developing board

Published on Oct 5, 2015 AQA ElektriX

Note this is the first AQA ElektriX post on MATRIXSYNTH. We have a new maker in town.

AQA ElektriX Filter 24dB Transistor Cascade VCF Demo Video

Published on Nov 15, 2015

And a few showroom videos (first one mentions a Triple Envelope Generator from AQA ElektriX and the second gives us a look at Schneiders Laden Berlin):

AQA ElektriX Showroom Barcelona at Knob Shop now at new Adress: Barcelona

Published on Nov 15, 2015

"AQA ElektriX Showroom Barcelona at Knob Shop now at new Adress:
C/ Cartagena 230, 1ero 2da
08013 Barcelona"

AQA ElektriX Modular Synthesizer Eurorack Units at Schneiders Laden Berlin 2016

Published on Jan 16, 2016 AQA ElektriX

Modular Synthesizer Eurorack Units at Schneiders Laden Berlin 2016


via this auction

(aka Polivoks, Polyvoks, Polivox, Поливокс..)

The most famous Soviet analog synth in the world of late 80's, also known as "amazing synth with an interface of the Soviet nuclear submarine" or as "moog killer")!

The best way to produce any kind of intelligent music!
This unique synth used by Franz Ferdinand, Rammstein, JMJ, Goldfrapp and many others..."

Octave CAT SRM vintage analog synthesizer SN B4117

via this auction

"This auction is for an Octave CAT SRM, an authentic vintage analog keyboard synthesizer. The serial number and oscillator boards indicate that this particular example is one of the last to come out of Octave-Voyetra’s Long Island City, NY factory.

Functionally, it is an affordable alternative to the Minimoog or Arp Odyssey, but its sound is more similar to Dave Smith’s Sequential Circuits machines, thanks to its CEM filter/oscillator chips. It is considerably beefier than either the Moog or the Arp thanks to its beautiful, rich filter and its sub-oscillators, which can easily cause tinnitus when used at full volume with a bass or keyboard amp. It also features a duophonic mode for simple chords, a very versatile low-frequency oscillator with sample & hold (S&H) capability, and two independent envelope generators (one ADSR and one AR) for wacky sci-fi sound effects.

This instrument has provided me with years of pleasure, but my rock-star days are long gone and it’s time for it to move on to a new owner who will use it more than I can. It is a great upgrade for anyone looking for something more than what you’ll find at the local Guitar Center or Sam Ash.

Every feature, knob, switch, slider, key, and LED is working as it should. Because it is nearly 40 years old, some sliders and keys may be scratchy or jerky when you first turn the power on, but this goes away after a few minutes at the most. Cosmetic flaws include a few missing slider caps, some wear on the serial number, and a bit of fading on the right-hand wooden side panel. All of these flaws are clearly shown in the photos above."

Custom Roland Juno-106 Synthesizer with Wood Side Panels, Blue LEDs & Pitch Stick

via this auction

"This is a fully restored Juno 106 with a "Blue Meanie" upgrade and paddock wood end bells. This thing is amazing I just don't have time to play it and I would rather have it go to a good home. (my old ebay page was compromised so I had to create a new one. Sorry for lack of feedback =\ )

Restored and upgraded by Allen and the team (they did a great job)

Power PCB rebuilt - Large electro caps replaced, new 3 prong receptacle and new standard IEC power cable.
CPU board rebuilt - Old Battery removed, new removable battery chassis installed with new battery.
Module board rebuilt - 80017a voice chips restored & fully calibrated, comes with the SynthSpa guarantee!
Panel board rebuilt - All sliders removed, rebuilt, de-oxidized, re-soldered, and all new buttons.
Bender board rebuilt, volume & portamento knobs cleaned.
Keys cleaned - surface cleaned, key contacts de-oxidized.
Blue lighted bender.
Blue 3mm LEDs.
Blue 2-Digit seven segment display.
Paddock wood end bells.
Clear coat - To protect your fragile screen print for years to come.

80017a Voice chips under lifetime warranty from Synth Spa and are easily removable (not soldered in anymore)

Again, this thing is in incredible shape. No cosmetic blemishes whatsoever. Just needs a new home"

Synth Demo Jan 2016

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Ben Burling

Stereoping controller for Korg DW-8000

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Instruments TECHNOSYNTH

"The Stereoping Synth Controller is a small studio tool which will be connected with your music synthesizer to allow editing it’s extensive world of parameters conveniantly in realtime. Instead of struggling with the synth’s built in cumbersome edit-interface, the Stereoping Synth Controller offers 16 dial pots and 3 lighted buttons to shape the sound interactively. On the high quality, scratch resistant frontpanel you will find a fixed defined parameter set telling you immediately which pot alters which parameter."

Stereoping controller for Roland AlphaJUNO synthesizers

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Instruments TECHNOSYNTH

"The Stereoping Synth Controller is a small studio tool which will be connected with your music synthesizer to allow editing it’s extensive world of parameters conveniantly in realtime. Instead of struggling with the synth’s built in cumbersome edit-interface, the Stereoping Synth Controller offers 16 dial pots and 3 lighted buttons to shape the sound interactively. On the high quality, scratch resistant frontpanel you will find a fixed defined parameter set telling you immediately which pot alters which parameter."

ROLAND JUPITER 8 // the ORIGINAL // Synth Quest 9 Answer // 2nd Part

Published on Jan 16, 2016 LESINDES

"So this is the answer of the End Of The Year's Synth Quest PART 2 now. I really don't know what took you so long to answer it folks ;-) since it is one of the big absolute references ans there had been always the color hint -- what synth features blue, green, yellow, orange and red and white??"

Part 1 here.

VCS3 going cheap

Published on Jan 16, 2016 zack dagoba

"...but no, its not for sale! See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more"

Kick.S Live / X958 【My goa acid style】

Published on Jan 16, 2016 Kick.S

Acidlab Miami
electro harmonix memory boy
electro harmonix Cathedral

Quick Session: Draw (GP2X, Analog Rytm, Minibrute, DSI Tetra, Meeblip Anode, Microgranny)

Published on Jan 16, 2016 my4trackmachine

"Test run improvisation with my new DSI Tetra. Using LGPT to sequence midi."

Cool Yamaha DX poster to his left.

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