MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016



Update: Booth list added below.  30 booths in one day!  It's become tradition for me to come on Saturday only.  The site is just too busy leading up to then.  Be sure to see the last image in the set  It's the NAMM Booth promo for the first showing of the original Minimoog Model D.  The Bob Moog Foundation was giving out buttons of the flyer which you can see in the second to last image.  You never know what will be your last pic at NAMM.  I am glad it was this one.  It's more than fitting considering the Minimoog was the birth of modern day synthesizers.  Apologies for not calling this out earlier.  It was one of those should I not say anything and let people pause at that image and discover what it meant on their own, or should I call it out.  I guess I did both.  :)


So first of all, apologies for the super tall pic to start! For some reason Flickr's slideshow is not resizing it, and a few others, to fit the desired frame size. Mouse over the image and use the controls that come up to move through the slide show. Once you get past the first image, the majority of the rest should fit fine. For what it's worth, the super tall pic to start does give you a feel of what it's like to walk up to the entrance of NAMM. If you prefer you can check out the set on Flickr here. Feel free to grab any pics for your wallpaper but if you'd like to use them professionally (not that any are that good :), please contact me by clicking on the small email icon on the bottom right of the site. This year I took a total of 328 pics.

All that said, enjoy the set! The pics speak for themselves. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them in the comments.

NAMM was great this year. Lots of familiar faces and lots of new. Modular has grown exponentially. It was on the main floor this year rather than what we like to call the dungeon. As for new synths, the DSI Oberheim OB-6 stole the show. The minilogue looked and sounded great and the KORG Volca FM was a very nice surprise. Roland's booth was great; nice dim lighting to let the blinky synth lights shine, as well as giving you a more intimate experience with their synths. There was also a cool wall sized timeline of Roland synths. Malekko's Roland System 500 synths were in show and I actually was able to help with one that had its envelope switched to loop mode. Moog's Island of Electronicus was an incredible space. The pics don't do it justice. It was literally like an oasis in NAMM. Things get pretty hectic and can feel overwhelming at times. Moog's booth just made you smile and relax. Thank you Moog!

PS, there are a couple of non-synth shots in the set that might make you smile. I took them to show my wife what I was looking at. :)

Including this post, 253 NAMM2016 posts have gone up and more are sure to follow.

Update: The booth list in order of appearance in both the set and in me walking through NAMM.  The pics in the set are in the order taken.

1.   Entrance to NAMM
2.   Dave Smith Instruments
3.   Moog Music
4.   Schneiders Buero Booth featuring Doepfer, MFB, Birdkids, AJH Synth, Endorphines, soundmachines, and Haken Audio
5.   Pittsburgh Modular
6.   Modal Electronics
7.   Make Noise
8.   Moon Modular
9. WMD (4ms, Verbos & Koma pics came prior to Moon Modular as they were across from each other. The WMD modular area was huge): 4ms Pedals, Abstract Data, Audio Damage, BaSTLE, Delptronics, Elite Cases, Rossum Electronics, Expert Sleepers, Foxtone Music/ Black Market Modular, Koma Elektronik, Hexinverter, Macro Machines, Mordax Systems, Noise Engineering, Qu-Bit Electronix, Soulsby, Steady State Fate (SSF), STG Soundlabs / Detachement 3 [check out the Crowbox black SEM eurorack module!], TipTopAudio, Toppobrillo, Verbos Electronics.
10. Studio Electronics, Mode Machines, and D-Tronics (check out the massive DT7 dedicated programmer for the DX7 similar to the old Jellinghaus)
11. Roger Linn's Linnstrument
12. Tom Oberheim
13. Elektron
14. Malekko - complete with Roland banner to promote their new System 500. Check out the glowing case! You can control the color with CV control.
15. Big City Music - Analogue Systems, Critter & Guitari, Cwejman, Dewanatron, Dirty Boy Pedals, Effectrode Tube Effects, EMC, Eowave, Jomox, Livewire, Mellotron, MWFX Pedals, Sherman
16. Schmidt in the Big City Music booth.
17. Radikal Technologies
18. Waldorf
19. Arturia
20. intelligel
21. Social Entropy and Abstrakt Instrument
22. Expressive E
23. John Bowen Synth Design - check out the custom Sonic Six with Sequential Model 700 Programmer & modded Model 800 Sequencer.
24. Roland (the guy with the hat on the right is the drummer for Train - I was taking pics of the timeline and they were standing there. I asked them if they wanted to be in the pic and they said sure! :) Apologies to Ed Diaz! I took his pic right when he saw me. Trust me he was full of smiles after that pic. I was flattered to find out he knew about the site! :)
25. Yamaha
26. Novation
27. KORG
28. Tangible Instruments showing their Arpeggio
29. Industrial Music Electronics (formerly Harvestman) and Sputnik Modular Synthesizers.
30. The Bob Moog Foundation

30 booths in one day!

jellysquasher, rainmaker and miami

Published on Jan 26, 2016 intellijel

Some Additional Info on the Selfmade Synthesizer by Kurt Diedrich

See Update2 in this post.

NAMM 2016 Walthrough by Musictrackjp

Published on Jan 26, 2016 musictrackjp

"NAMM 2016

Reported by Katsunori UJIIE."

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - Tocante Karper by Ciat-Lonbarde

Published on Jan 17, 2016 thenoiztemple

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING capturing source material from the Ciat-Lonbarde - Tocante Karper. Slight noiz effecting using MWFX Judder and the MÉTÉORE by Caroline Guitar Company. Visuals produced by a very early Critter & Guitari Video Scope and MOTU's Digital Performer."

Update: and one more:

ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING - exomorphic architextures

Published on Jan 21, 2016

"ASTROGENIC HALLUCINAUTING improvising with a modular weapon and a few noiz pedals.

Using the modular weapon with additional processing through Eventide's SPACE and the Pigtronix Echolution 2 - Ultra Pro. EHX - Space Drum into a Deluxe Big Muff.

EHX Crash Pad into Caroline Guitar Company Météoré. Triggering from the modular weapon and the Arturia Beatstep Pro. All of the noiz weapons are being clocked by the E-RM midiclock."

Arturia Keystep Demo - NAMM 2016

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Ask.Audio

"Arturia Keystep MIDI Keyboard Sequencer Demo at NAMM 2016."

The Keystep supports both aftertouch and velocity as well. See this post for full details.

Coldplay - Clocks (CMS iPolysix version)

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Javier Alexander

"Cover of 'Clocks' by Coldplay from the album 'A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)' that I totally make on iPad with just an application: the amazing Korg iPolysix app."

iTunes: KORG iPolysix for iPad - KORG INC.

Analoguehaven NAMM 2016 afterparty and modular workshop LIVE Broadcast by analoguezone 1.26.2016.

Scheduled for Jan 26, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"NAMM 2016 afterparty and modular workshop at Analoguehaven Santa Monica
Starting at 8:00 pm"

SPACE Ep.14 - The Keys to Space Travel (Volca Keys x 2, Pocket Piano, Buddha Machine, TR-8)

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Corpse Callosum

"My submission to the ongoing SPACE jam series. Duelling Korg Volca Keys sequenced by Zaquencer, Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano, Roland TR-8, Buddha Machine 4.

FX used: Eventide Space, Earthquaker Devices Rainbow Machine, TC Flashback, KP3"

NAMM 2016 Synths - KiwiTechnics Kiwi Upgrades Coming to Roland JU-06 & JX-03

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Syntegrator

"A quick round up of the analog poly-synths that caught my eye at NAMM 2016. It's a great year for all of us synth geeks!"

See 4:37 for Syntegrator talking about the new Kiwi upgrades coming from KiwiTechnics.

At 7:59 you'll note Syntegrator mentions the difference in width and wood of the side panels for the Prophet-6 vs the OB-6. I don't think I noticed this detail until now, but the OB-6 side panels match the styling of the original pinstripe Oberheim OB-Xa and OB-8. How cool is that?

Update via Syntegrator in the comments: "At 4:37 I am talking about how we're looking into having the Kiwi-3P and Kiwi-106 support the JU-06 and JU-03 as control surface programmers and (under certain circumstances) as polychained note expanders for the original analog machines when upgraded with our Kiwi CPU brains. Psicraft does have stand-alone editor/librarians coming for the entire Boutique line (JU-06, JX-03 and JP-08) too, for those who would like to get the most from these super cool new modeling synths.

All in all an awesome show. I love how Dave goofs out for the camera when he notices I am recording him and Tom. Wotta guy!"

Vermona PerFourMer MKII videos by ArchieMusicCanada

Published on Jan 23, 2015 ArchieMusicCanada

Unscripted adventure with the Vermona PERfourMER MKII


"Unscripted adventure with the Vermona PERfourMER MKII"

2. Four Voices Improv - Vermona PERfourMER - Published on Dec 14, 2015

"PERfourMER improv with some processing then tape."

3. PERfourMER Poly Arpeggiator Session - Published on Nov 17, 2015

"A different look at the PERfourMER. A grittier, plucky, arpeggiator like demo. Video dubbed as best as I could. Single recording with only the PERfourMER's 4 voices. Light reverb and delay then printed to 1/4 in. tape (Studier Revox PR99 MKIII). Enjoy!"

4. PERfourMER May 2015 Demo - Published on May 25, 2015

5. Vermona PERfourMER MKII polyphony - Published on Nov 27, 2014

"I just recieved my Vermona PERfourMER MKII and just hooked it up. Not a lot of videos on the unit on YouTube. Especially demoing the possibilities of polyphony (which i am interested in play more with) Here is a quick diddle recorded with my cellphone. Audio was recorded into Logic and added some delay and reverb. Video might be a little out of sync from the video. Yes the OSCs were a little out of tune. Shortly after the video I tuned them up. Once tuned, they do stay pretty well."

6. Vermona PERfourMER MKII Poly Demo 2 - Published on Dec 4, 2014

"Another polyphony style demo of the Vermona PERfourMER MKII. Recored raw into Apple Logic. No processing. Tried to sync video to recording as best as i could. Not so interesting melody but some tweaks that can be done in poly mode. I didn't get to crazy but explored some possibilities. Only scratched the surface though..."

7. Vermona PERfourMER MKII polyphony - Published on Nov 27, 2014

"I just recieved my Vermona PERfourMER MKII and just hooked it up. Not a lot of videos on the unit on YouTube. Especially demoing the possibilities of polyphony (which i am interested in play more with) Here is a quick diddle recorded with my cellphone. Audio was recorded into Logic and added some delay and reverb. Video might be a little out of sync from the video. Yes the OSCs were a little out of tune. Shortly after the video I tuned them up. Once tuned, they do stay pretty well."

Yamaha MONTAGE PV by Bert

Published on Jan 26, 2016 yamahacorporation
Re-Published on Mar 2, 2016 yamahacorporation

"MONTAGE Promotion Video by Bert Smorenburg"

NAMM 2016: New modules from WMD

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Amanda Chaudhary of

"New analog synth modules from WMD at NAMM 2016, including the Aperture filter and the Performance Mixer."

White Keys GeoShred

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Jordan Rudess

"A really cool arrangement by Zlatko Jimmy Kresic for piano and GeoShred played as a duet by himself. The song is called White Keys by Chilly Gonzales."

iTunes: GeoShred - Wizdom Music LLC


Published on Jan 26, 2016 Ebotronix

Doepfer R2m duet, old and new Version to
2x Quantimator, Sport Modulator (Porta) to 2x2 Uncle's
2x AS RS110, Make Noise QMMG, 2x Doepfer A134


Published on Jan 26, 2016 Kri Samadhi

"Floating - Modular Synth Eurorack Live"

Hordijk Phantasma

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Todd Barton - listen in stereo.

"a little slide show to go along with my recent 'first piece' for the Hordijk modular system. better audio here:"

Microkorg Sounds 2

Published on Jan 18, 2016 Jacques Mongrel

"More sounds from the Microkorg. Recorded straight to camera input with no processing."

Part 1 here.

microKORGs on eBay | microKORGs on Amazon


Published on Jan 26, 2016 millolab

"Headphones highly recomended. A night time improvisation.
Gear used: Korg Electribe 2, Korg Volca Sample."

Some "classic/vintage patch" on Waldorf Q+ done from init preset.

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Default Corporation

"One of the most powerful synth ever (for me). The Waldorf Q+ can make old classic sounds and also modern.
Just love it.

(audio in mono)"

Wu-Tang E-mu SP1200 Up for Auction?

via this auction

SN 0894028992

"This SP1200 vintage drum machine was taken from Wu-Tang Management's studio in Staten Island. The unit was used to produce some of the Wu-Tang Clan and affiliates music. The unit has been in a clean safe storage facility and is in excellent condition. With purchase you will also receive a thank you letter from one of the Wu-Tang Clan executives."

Dave Smith Sequential Prophet 6 Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg SQ-1 CV Gate Step sequencer MF#67

Published on Jan 26, 2016 markusfuller

"Just a quick teardown of the Korg SQ-1 step sequencer
to see how Korg has managed to keep the price so low."

Inside a KORG SQ-1

Korg SQ-1s on eBay | KORG SQ-1s on Amazon

Faemi 1M. Soviet polyphonic analog synthesizer

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Strangesoundful

"Faemi 1M has 5 sections: generator, timbre, vibrato, filter, amplifier.
Controls: GENERATOR: release, tuning, glissando TIMBRE: piano, strings, clavesin, wind instruments VIBRATO (generator of pulse low frequency): frequency, depth, delay FILTER: attack, decay, sustain, release, frequency, resonance, modulation AMPLIFIER: volume"

Early 1980s disco electronic style

Published on Jan 26, 2016 SynthMania

"LinnDrum, Trident mkII, guitar, and bass"

Cocoquantus Skip Reharsal

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Canale di arnouxindahouse

"1st experiment on syncing a loop using an audio click."

NAMM 2016 Pics by Soviet Space Child

Winter NAMM 2016

Some pics in via Soviet Space Child taken exclusively for MATRIXSYNTH! Mouse over the first image and use the controls on the left and right to move through the slideshow. If the controls don't load, click here for the set on Flickr.

"I tried my best to capture the manufacturers as well as their gear, as I think that the folks who make this stuff are just as interesting as the products that they showcase."

Thank you Soviet Space Child!

L'Atelier du songe

Published on Jan 26, 2016 RADIOKLOW

"L'Atelier du songe (Workshop or Studio of dream), is a composition for Access Virus TI, Moog Little Phatty, various sounds and my voice, transformed with the Grm Tools.

I celebrates the mystery of creation, especially in the field of painting an visual arts, in connection with a series of 6 artists who accepted to appear by their works in this project and my own works as a painter. They are : Jean-Claude Terrier (Besançon, France), Abigail Stern, (New York), Patrick Rousseau, (Siem Reap, Cambodia), Thierry Lambert ( Saint Hilaire du Rosier, France), Caroline Dahyot, Ault, France), Robert Lobet (Nîmes France), and me (Lyon, France).

I also composed the written poems that appear on some paintings and the spoken poems included in the musical substance of this composition."

And what you are hearing:

00:00 - 00:45 : Virus TI alone
01:09 - 01:14 : Virus TI and sounds
01:25 - 02:12 : Virus TI and sounds
02:12 - 02:36 : Sounds alone
02:36 - 02:47 : Sounds and Virus TI
02:45 - 02:55 : Sounds alone
02:55 - 07:01 : Virus TI alone
07:01 - 08:25 : breath and Virus TI
09:50 - 10:45 : Marbles and Virus TI
11:00 - 12:04 : Birds and Virus TI
12:20 - 13:10 : Tongue and mouth noises and Virus TI
13:40 - 13:57 : Tongue and mouth noises and Virus TI
13:57 - 18:48 : Virus TI
18:48 - 19:25 : Little Phatty and Virus TI
19:37 - 20:10 : Voice and Virus TI
20:11 - 20:30 : Voice, Little Phatty and Virus TI
20:32 - 22:40 : Sounds, Little Phatty and Virus TI
23:16 - 23:51 : Sounds and Virus TI
23:51 - 24:15 : Voice, sounds, and Virus TI
24:15 - 25:06 : Sounds and Virus TI
25:07 - 25:36 : Little Phatty and Virus TI
25:41 - 26:25 : Little Phatty and Virus TI
26:34 - 26:49 : Little Phatty and Virus TI
26:58 - 27:03 : Little Phatty and Virus TI
28:20 - 28:46 : Voice, Little Phatty and Virus TI
28:46 till the end : Little Phatty and Virus TI

Analogue Solutions Leipzig-S

via this auction

"Amazing synth / sequencer. Perfect condition, from a smoke free studio, no scratches."

Tom Holkenborg, Tonestar AND Rachmaninoff - NAMM 2016

Published on Jan 26, 2016 StudioElectronics

Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL.

Studio Electronics Tonestar, Charcot Circles, STE16, Quadnic - NAMM 2016

Published on Jan 26, 2016 StudioElectronics

"Marc Sirguy of eowave (designer of Circles/STE16) gets the party started..."

Elements with Korg SQ1 x 2

Published on Jan 26, 2016 macbethsynthesizers

"Here's a quick video demonstrating the Elements synth I made with two of the stupendously cheap, versatile Korg SQ1 sequencers...really the vid is just to show how we can have 3 Oscillators and the Filter sequenced under control always, in the hands of a real will get a better result!"

Bastl Instruments Teaser for Control Voltage Portland Event This Friday!

Bastl Instruments Teaser from controlvoltage on Vimeo.

"Come see synth manufacturers Bastl Instruments from Brno, Czech Republic, perform using their unconventional and wicked awesome gear. Afterwards they'll be on hand to present their latest modules, answer questions and hang out with us Portland folks.

See you soon!

Control Voltage
3742 N Mississippi Ave, 97227
01/29/16 from 7-9pm

Audulus 2 Minute Tip - 11: How to Use the Mapper Node

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Bimini Road

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"This is a quick walkthrough of how to use the Mapper node. The mapper is the quickest way to get a logarithmic or exponential response from a knob, but it's so much more than that! Note: you cannot move the midpoint of the mapper node left or right (yet).

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."

All parts here.

Live Studio Jam 012 , 1/26/16 . Korg Volca Jam w/Microkorg !!!

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Todd Smith

": Gear Used :

Korg MicroKorg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Korg Monotron Delay
Arturia Microrbute
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap & TrueVerb - Korg Volca Bass, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Microkorg, Arturia Microbrute
Rcompressor & SonEQ (FREE VST, link below) - Volca Beats
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )

: Setup :

The Korg Volca Beats , Korg Volca Keys and Korg Volca Bass are all on sequence duty . MicroKorg is played Live. I used Waves Trueverb and Supertap for effects. The beats has Waves Rcompressor and SONEQ (FREE VST, link below) . I hope you enjoy this song.

Take Care !!"

KORG Volcas on eBay | KORG Volcas on Amazon

Beat707 Makes a Comeback

Uploaded on Apr 12, 2011 beat707videos

Note this video was from 2011 and previously posted here. The Beat707 is an Arduino based MIDI Drum Sequencer. The Beat707 is controlling the E-mu Xtreme Lead-1 above.  The following is the video description from 2011.  Below that are details on the Beat707 re-issue, or just click here for the post on how to help make it happen.


Here's a quick song I made in a few minutes, sorry its short and not superb, but still a great demonstration.

At the end I show how easy is to edit a pattern while in song mode: hit record, edit the pattern, hit left+right to go back to song mode where you left.

You can download the MP3 files at the following link:"



"Great News, I'm BACK, and with a new project for the great Beat707 MIDI Drum Sequencer, fully Arduino compatible open-source.

What I will be working next is the new Beat707 2.0 set of PCBs, I will have more info about it soon. But the idea is to make the PCB with headers for buttons and leds, so the unit can have custom design. Let's say you want a 4 x 4 button + led grid, or a 1 x 16 grid instead. You can use the same boards. This way you can make a regular sized unit, or a big one like my latest XXL project was. I will no longer use touch sensitive buttons. Watch the videos below on how the previous Beat707 Drum Sequencers were, which were a great success already. The next unit will be fully open-source.

More details on the Beat707 2.0 PCB Boards Below, and also the specs of the hardware + software of the MIDI Drum Sequencer, fully Arduino Compatible. You can check, below, the old Beat707 XXL BIG PCB Board, as the new board will be based on it, but much smaller, making it possible to be used on small and large setups. I will also release some Acrylic cases designs later on.

But for all this to happen I need to collect some contributions in order to keep working on this and release new videos and software on how to create your own device. All in all I'm trying to collect $ 2,000.00 USD (specially for the PCB industrial upfront fees), which should be ok to do. In return any contribution will get you a free copy of Wusik 4000, a Virtual Modular Software Plugin for Windows and MAC, see details below.

The Specs for the Beat707 2.0 is a bit open now, as I plan on adding as much options possible using the "power" of the ATmega328 chip. The previous software had:

14 Drum Tracks (on/off steps)
2 Note Tracks (0~127 note number, off and glide)
2 Accent Tracks
32 x 2 steps for each Drum Track
Since the idea is to add the SD Card to replace both external EEPROM and FLASH, the number of patterns per song could be 127.

The new boards will come with the same design as the Beat707 XXL had, you can see a video of that board below. It comes with Arduino compatible ATmegas, so you don't need an actual arduino, just an USB to FTDI cable and you are good to go. After the board is fully programmed no computer is required for using it live..."

Crystal Japan (Bowie) : Korg Minilogue Demo

Published on Jan 25, 2016 K More

"First sounds with the Korg Minilogue.
A crude, by-memory rendition of David Bowie's 'Crystal Japan'."

minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

Roland System-500 & A-01 Controller with 8-Bit Digital Synth

Published on Jan 26, 2016 AskAudio Mag

"Steve H talks modular synthesis and eurorack with Roland at the NAMM show 2016."

NAMM2016 Exclusive Interview With Tom Oberheim

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"NAMM2016 Exclusive Interview With Tom Oberheim About the OB-6 Collaboration with Dave Smith"

Make Noise TEMPI Pt. 2: Human Programming and Factory Presets

Published on Jan 26, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

Part 1 here.

Squashing Sequences With Maths

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"In another exploration of Maths, we look at using the Channels 2 and 3 to limit, expand or invert voltages, yielding interesting patterns, retrograde sequences and modulation oscillator sources."

Arp 2600 + 3604P Analog Synthesizer restored by RL Music

via this auction

via the seller: "This one's as MINT as it gets, unless you create a time machine! This is the lowest price I can offer.

I bought this as a collectors grade piece, but I just don't use it enough to justify keeping it. It's barely be used & sounds better then anything you've ever heard. There is 1 tiny flaw in the case, where it was bumped by another synth. The restoration work alone cost $4272.70USD. I'm including the power switcher from UK to USA voltage & the manuals.

Remarks: Although these are not rare by some vintage synth standards, finding an Arp 2600 in anything approaching even good condition is a real challenge in 2014. This is why we invest such a lot of time, resources and money into getting them restored to the highest possible level that can be achieved – a FULL cosmetic and operational project restoration!
This Arp 2600 comes with a 3604P keyboard controller, original Arp power cable, keyboard-to-synth cable, and runs EU 220V. The actual version is a 2600P V3.0, manufactured between 1972 to 1974.
Original Arp Filter for this model (un-encapsulated) 4072
VCOs are original (encapsulated) Arp 4027-1
VCA is (encapsulated) 4019
The restoration work we invest into the Arp 2600 is extensive (what we term Total Restoration). The work includes re-Tolexing the cabinets & lids, stripping the panels to bare metal and having them professionally repainted and screen-printed. We have all the sliders and sockets deep cleaned and the whole synth is electronically restored including the a PSU rebuild/re-cap etc. In addition, we have fitted a brand new 17 inch Acutronics Reverb Tank, and a full set of brand new slider caps.
This RL Music prepared Arp 2600 is over 40 years old, and is in ‘as-new’ condition. On average we spend around £2800 GBP just in restoration costs for these models (synth & keys), so there is no equivalent in terms of quality offered by any person, or business, in the world. If you have been looking to own the ‘perfect’ Arp 2600 then look no further. These highly pro-restored examples are all sold with a full 6 months warranty."

Technics SY-1010 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN CA7K11A006

via this auction

"Up for sale is rare Technics SY-1010 vintage monophonic analog synthesizer that made its debut in Japan in 1978.

The unit has been serviced and is fully functional, all the keys and knobs and sliders working well. No noticeable noise or bad contacts on the knobs and sliders."

Early 1980s Crumar CPB-2 Bass Synthesizer Pedals

via this auction

"For your consideration is an early 1980s Crumar CPB-2 bass pedal synthesizer in great looking and working condition. The plastic cover is missing 2 mounting screws. The aluminum face plate has a mild lift on this analog synthesizer. As you may already know, Crumar made these for Music Technology by Elettronica model # CPB-2 or just better known as Crumar of Italy. It has been completely tested and found excellent with big space tones, and sort of the early 80s big cinema movies such as the “ Shining“ or “Space Odyssey“ - very fun to listen to and play. All switches and tones sound fantastic and are “tight“. Now, this is a rather big item: 30 lbs., 28” long, 18” deep, 7” tall. There is light rust on the steel undercarriage, but for the most part a very solid vintage synthesizer. The Crumar CPB-2 is a 13 pedal bass synthesizer featuring: saw and triangle waveforms, 16’ & 32’ a resonant low bass filter and release control, tune, envelope, resonance and release doubling, and wave form. All and all, I’d give this a very B Movie Synth Vibe. There is plenty of info on this online. Again it performs and responds to the controls instantly with great drama - from sci fi to hi fi - a very RARE SYNTH."

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 940726956

via this auction

"10 voice rackmount monster in well loved but functional shape. Has a Rev 3 board that can take the 30 Voice upgrade. Includes original manual and power supply. Plenty of 'character' on the panel - this is not a minty piece. Issues - missing one knob and slippy big red encoder - works but is fiddly. Had it serviced in 2010 by Waldorf certified tech John Leimseider at the Cantos Synth Museum at the National Music Center in Calgary..."

* Two wavetable oscillators plus noise generator and ring modulator.
* Oscillator Sync and FM.
* 10-note polyphonic, 8-part multitimbral.
* 256 User Patches, 128 Multi setups.
* Arpeggiator forms part of patch meaning up to 8 simultaneous arpeggiators can run in multi mode.
* Arpeggiator and LFOs can sync to MIDI clock.
* Two filters with a total of 12 filter types.
* DSP effects -- the first three parts in a multi performance can use their full effects settings, the remainder are limited to chorus.
* External signal input to filters/effects.
* 65 wavetables plus 32 user wavetables.
* 44 knobs, 9 switches, 2 x 40 character display, shift key, alpha dial.
* All major parameters have a dedicated MIDI controller numbers.
* Knobs send MIDI controllers.
* Quite large (5 rack units).
* And it's orange"

Manikin Schrittmacher polyphonic SEQUENCER

via this auction

Korg Stage Echo SE-500 vintage tape delay SN 122462

via this auction

2 Volca Beats Live

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Tony Horgan

"2 Korg Volca Beats, 1 KaossPad Quad. The signals are split into four channels on the mixer (a Tascam DP24 Portastudio). Beats no. 1 left channel gets mid and high cut EQ, plus compression. Beats no. 1 right channel gets low cut EQ, plus compression and stereo delay effect, all from the DP24 mixer/recorder. Beats no. 2 is sent via the Korg KaossPad Quad, where it gets distortion and stereo delay, then low-cut EQ from the mixer. The Tascam DP24 mixes and records it all."

Clicks & Drones featuring 4MS 'PEG' - Iron Ether 'Pithoprakta' - Livewire 'Chaos Computer' etc

Published on Jan 26, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"Lots of drones and clicks featuring the 4MS 'Pingable Envelope Generator' (PEG), Iron Ether 'Pithoprakta', Livewire 'Chaos Computer', Ian Fritz 'Bistromath', WMD 'PDO' and 'TBVCA', Synthesis Technology 'E350' and 'E580', ALM 'Akemie's Castle', Modcan 'Dual Delay', Doepfer 'A-188-2', Music Thing 'Turing Machine' and lots more things."

live modular techno : acid frenzy straight of the modular

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Maxime F

"testing the patch back home between 2 gigs"

Firefly on a Foggy Night

Published on Jan 26, 2016 AcousmatiK

NAMM 2016 Eurorack: Verbos

Published on Jan 26, 2016 AskAudio Mag

"In-depth talk with Mark Verbos on the new eurorack modules Verbos are offering at NAMM 2016."

NAMM 2016 Eurorack: Mordax Modular

Published on Jan 26, 2016 AskAudio Mag

"We talk to Mordax Modular about the new Eurorack modules they're brining to the world and showing at NAMM 2016."

NAMM 2016 Eurorack: Pittsburgh Modular

Published on Jan 26, 2016 AskAudio Mag

"We chat with Pittsburgh Modularabout their latest eurorack modules at NAMM 2016."

NAMM 2016 Eurorack: Vermona

Published on Jan 26, 2016 AskAudio Mag

"Martin Sitter, Ask.Audio CEO, gets a live demo of the new Vermona Eurorack modules at NAMM 2016."

Patch of patches | Drone d'AF Air à Bougue

Published on Jan 26, 2016 Matthew Tyas

"A modular dream with 3 DIY axoloti boxes communicating with each other. The sound is straight out of the last box in the chain (one goes into to the other). The only mastering processing used is a limiter. All sounds and effects created by axoloti ("

Drone d'AF Air à Bougue

Published on Jan 26, 2016

"Improvising with a DIY Axoloti Synth (, in the Landes (France)."

Roland TB 303 with a Korg KaossDJ & Volca Beats

Published on Jan 26, 2016 DJjondent

"Testing a few combinations - a Volca Beats (modified snare & Midi Sync) and the new Korg Kaoss DJ. The Kaoss DJ is meant to run Serato but I'm using it today in standalone mode. It's a simple 2 channel mixer with Kaoss effects."

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