MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Another Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Sound Demo By Synthetic Things

Published on Mar 13, 2016 SyntheticThings

"Synthetic Things sound demonstration of the Dave Smith Instruments/ Tom Oberheim OB-6 Synthesizer. All patches used in this demo are part of Synthetic Things submission to DSI for potential inclusion in the factory sound set. Download our patch libraries at"

Fender / Rhodes CHROMA POLARIS - Relaxing Ambient Space Music 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Mar 13, 2016 synth4ever

"Fender / Rhodes CHROMA POLARIS ambient synth demo. Playing relaxing ambient electronica space music soundscape on CHROMA POLARIS analog synthesizer by Fender / Rhodes. Effects: Strymon Big Sky reverb & MXR stereo chorus."

Waldorf Q Rack Synthesizer - 32 Voice - Custom VFD Display SN 1109264041

via this auction

Update: auction link above fixed.

Live Korg Volca Jam 026, Roland Boutique, Microbrute, Microkorg, Alesis QX49.

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Todd Smith

"I kept things slow on this jam. I the beat from my previous jam and added a snare for the first beat of this track. The Korg Volca Beats, Korg Volca Bass, Korg Volca Keys, Roland Boutique JU-06 and Arturia Microbrute are on sequencer duty. The Microkorg is played Live from the Alesis QX49.

: Gear Used :

Roland JU-06
Korg MicroKorg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Arturia Microrbute
Alesis QX49
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap, TrueVerb
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )

FH-1 as a Digital OSC - Mark Steiner

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Mark Steiner

"FH-1 LFO and Sequencer driving light and sound.

Texture Time!

I know it's a taste thing and there are some incredible digital modules out there, but I've struggled getting into them.

But I'm learning I like them when used for things that exploit the edges (as apposed to digital emulating smooth analog forms). So nice wave form mixes that included some squares and even with drifting pulse width. And now even sequencers, effectively creating flexible super squares. These are great textures that remind me of 8-bit/chiptune stuff and crunchy modem noise type things.

The FH-1 clocks so fast that it makes such digital forms is a really great way, and with very in-depth controls that get you DEEP into the details of the wave.

Raw skeleton of exploration here with the FH-1, as I'm just using 1 or 2 of the 8 outputs and only controlling pitch.

Imagine how much more in-depth it can be also sequencing filters and other modules and running these through tubes and warm or dirty analog VCA's. I've done some of this already and loving the surprise that the FH-1 offers with it's amazing rate of clocking and responding to clocking.

I've planned to and not yet explored digital OSC direction the Silent Way, and then ran into this. Still excited all the more to what Silent Way will be capable of with this direction, considering it's sample-accurate resolution."

Wersi Sounds DAS Instrument Demo Cassette Tape

This one in via swissdoc. It is currently listed on eBay Switzerland here.

swissdoc created an mp3 from his copy on CD (link below):

"I have this music on CD and ripped it for information and educational pupose about how the Wersi Instruments sound. It is a demo CD for Wersi Instruments like Stage Performer MK 1 SIII, Spectra DX 700 CD, Midi-Expender EX10/EX20 and Drum Composer CX 5, music is composed and recorded by a certain Dirk Schmalenbach. On German Wikipedia you find some details.

Wersi Special 1 - Sounds"
[61.8M zip file]

Check out the inner artwork for the tape further below.

Yamaha SY-2 Vintage Synth SN 2610

via this auction

"Vintage Yamaha SY-2 synthesizer. Works perfectly. Very clean.
The SY-2 is the portable version of the SY-1, the first ever compact analog synthesizer produced by Yamaha. Produced 1975 - 1979. Monophonic with aftertouch.

Case has some wear and minor corrosion on hinges. Comes with original volume pedal and it's carrying case. The travel legs are missing."

sin(apse) Feedback Envelope Sequencer Drum Jam

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Bimini Road

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"Two things had to happen to make this module possible: 1) I'm terrible at programming drums and want more automatic beat creation tools. 2) I recently got into Congotronics and polyrhythmic African music. The sin(apse) uses LFOs and envelope feedback to create spontaneous, dynamic, and humanized drumbeats.

At the heart of this module is a Demux-Mux pair. This pair is connected straight across - nothing in between, i.e., the outputs of the Demux are fed directly into the inputs of the Mux.

The Demux and Mux select inputs are driven by different sources - in this case, LFOs, and feedback from the module itself. When the Demux and Mux sync up, they pass signal, triggering an envelope.

The signal level passed is determined by the knob in the top right of the module.

The knob to the right of it is the Attack knob. Directly below these two knobs are the Demux and Mux select controls.

Below those knobs are the lower and upper thresholds for the envelope trigger. If a signal coming out of the Demux-Mux pair is lower or higher than the threshold controls, no signal passes.

The knobs at the bottom of the module are display knobs that show the relative position of the min and max threshold. The minimum value is kept automatically lower than the maximum value.

The 3 Mapper nodes control the individual feedback response of the DSR portion of the envelope. The three buttons turn the feedback to DSR portions on or off (off = setting of .01). To keep the DSR controls from going negative (and causing spontaneous time travel), their feedback inputs are clamped between 0-1.

The LFO or feedback is applied to the Demux-Mux selectors, driving the module. The rest of the modulations change the rhythm or amplitude.

The drums are created with oscillators and a noise source. With a 1/oct oscillator, you can plug the output of an envelope to the inputs for pitch and envelope to create a quick, naturally decaying and pitch modulating drum. Big drums like toms and kicks all detune slightly as they decay - if you note this and add pitch modulation to your drum sounds (just a pinch!) it will go a long way to injecting life into them."

ARP 2500 - My Resonator Addiction - Remix 2

Published on Mar 13, 2016 DJjondent

"This is Remix # 2 of 'Mr Resonator Addiction'.

Remix #1 is unlisted but can still be viewed here: [all parts here]

Anyway, I just can't get the sound out of my head. That resonator is a drug.

I thought the drums on remix 1 were too heavy, so i've softened them down a bit.I've added a few loop samples and one or two soft synths to the original ARP 2500 recording."

Brix System 2016 - Two LEGO game consoles and one synthesizer

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Love Hultén

"For more info, visit"

See the Brix System channel below for previous posts.

FYRD Instruments MTRX-8 Sequencer

via this auction

"Up for auction is a MTRX-8 sequencer, currently has the SEQ X 4 v1.0 firmware in it.
I built a stand for it so it could sit behind one of my synths. Its easy to remove as it just has two bolts on either side, but the original 'ears' have two holes in them where the new stand affixes to.
More info on it here, there's also a bunch of videos too.
This on is the first version, slightly bigger than the second version. Sequencer is in good condition, but given that the surface is perspex it has a lot of small marks/scuffs on it. Never gigged, just had minimal studio use, smoke free / animal free studio.
Comes with power supply (not pictured)."

Alesis Andromeda A6 16-voice Synth SN (21)A6003020400504 with Original Box

Kobarn-One Lonely Planet(一個孤獨的星球-苦邦音樂)

Published on Sep 18, 2014 MrKobarn

Lead:Andromeda A6 (Alesis)
Pad1: R3(Korg)
Pad2: Z1(Korg)
Choir: VP7(Roland)
DAW: Sonar X1(Cakewalk)
Video Editor: Movie Studio Platinum(Sony)
Photos: NASA
Music and Video created by Kobarn

via this auction

"I bought this synth in 2008 and the 1st owner stated he got it brand new and used it for a couple years. It never left my smoke-free home studio.

Everything works excellent and I never had any issue about it.

I could not see any noticeable scratches, blemishes, dents, etc anywhere on the instrument. It looks pretty new cosmetically and 100% working.

It’s really a unique and powerful analog synth but I didn’t use it to its full potential. I am not quite a programming guy and I only use preset sounds.

Still during my 8-year ownership I did get inspired and wrote some songs.

I include one Youtube link to let you get a taste of its sound." [video above]

Waldorf Microwave 2 Rackmount Wavetable Synthesizer SN 740126005

via this auction

Doepfer Schaltwerk Analogue Sequencer SN 961014

via this auction

This is a very rare and legendary 8 track analogue style midi and CV/gate (5 volts) Sequencer. It is possible to edit every parameter during playback with instant effect. So you can sequence live, also save and load, without stopping playback. Classic techno acts like "Der dritte Raum" used this unit for live performances and recording. For fully features set see doepfer website where you still can download the manual.

I bought it back in 1997. This was one of the very first units ever produced, it was a beta version. It was upgraded later with the original Parts from doepfer that added a new rom and the cv/gate board wich was not included in the beta version. The unit is in fully working condition. There are a few signs of wear, this unit is 19 Years old."


via this auction

Has CV ins and Outs.

YAMAHA CS30 monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

"Looks 9.25 of 10
In good shape, picture ssay everything.

Works 10 of 10
Everything works as specified, overhauled before shipping to have long life and to keep original sounds.
Change all electrolytic capacitors voltage regulators, short life opamps and logis ICs with new ones,
and keys knobs, sliders, switches and jacks cleaning before shipping.
Voltage adjusted for free on buyer's request, to 100/120/220 or 240, need no extra cost.

DIN SYNC IN mod for internal swquencer installed on buyer's request, need no extra cost.
Please order after you win it and give us a few extra days for servicing.
clock speed shiftability : x1, x1.5, x2, x3, x4, x6.

Sequrncer TRIG IN mod for internal swquencer installed on buyer's request, need no extra cost.
Please order after you win it and give us a few extra days for servicing.
Signal polarity selectable (0[V] to proceed or bigger than 1[V] pulse to proceed)."

Vintage Roland Vocoder SVC-350 SN 342974 with Owner's and Service Manuals

via this auction

Korg Volca Bass Midi Remote, Midi Controller

Published on Mar 13, 2016 mller30161

"Buy for 5,90€ on my Homepage:

'Korg Volta Bass Midi Remote':

The 'Korg Volca Bass' parameters can be automated, they can be stored in the DAW Song.

With the X-Y-Pad any controller can be selected and controlled.

The hidden parameter 'SlideTime', 'Expression' and 'Gate Time' can be changed using the 'Korg Volta Bass Midi Remote', which are not present on the Korg Volca Bass surface.

About the keyboard, notes can be entered with Accent, which is important for a typical TB 303 sound."

BURG - Album Movement 09 (Nord Lead A1, KORG ms-20, Volca, JX-03, System-1, TR-8)

Published on Mar 13, 2016 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff, please support me on

Time for the ninth album movement, its getting closer toward the 15 I want to make before I start cutting down the short list.

So, i heard some bagpipes in my head when playing the main melody.. and I wanted build and infuse the track with this idea/feel. .. the NLA1 takes care of the main pads, and also one of the melody sounds.. + a sequence w the SQ-1. (damn that synth is versatile). The ms.20 gets to play the main lead.. and as you all have seen the solidgoldfx electroman is the secret sauce delay im using.

Im back on the volcas too, the novation has found itself in the position which works for me, and which was the main idea.. as scrapbook and sequencer. this time it handles the bass on one of the volcas. No samples on this one... just pure melody and massive PADs to out that dreamy melody in place.. oh yeah, TR8 does 707 drums for the first time on the album tracks.. :)

And as always.. its a bit long :) but hey.. you said you liked that.. haha :D Boom, I hope you can enjoy this one too!

Gear Used: KORG volca sample, keys, bass x2, KORG ms-20, Roland Aira TR-8, System-1, Roland boutique JX03, Nord Lead A1, arturia microbrute, SQ-1, TB-3, novation circuit (sequencer only)

FX and Mixer: PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2, KORG KP3+, SolidgoldFX electroman, Zoom MS70 CDR; strymon timeline, mooer reecho, jomox t-resonator"

Syncing the Easel!

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Wein Glas

"Just a little Industrial groove to show how to sync the BEMI Easel.

If you only use Midi clock, you can only sync the Arpeggiator and it's keyboard pulse. Using only analog clock doesn't sync the arpeggiator at all. So the secret is to sync both. However, because the Easel needs more than 10 volts and bananas, this isn't as easy as it sounds.

In this experiment I use the Gotharman Little Deformer 2 for the Midi Clock and it's breakout box for the analog clock. the analog clock triggers an EHX clockworks. The outputs from the clockwork are hot enough to trigger the Easel and you can even use different clock division for every channel. So making Polyrhythms is really easy. The last step is a Make Noise Format Jumbler to convert from 1/4 inch plugs to Bananas and to ground the Easel with the other gear. That's it folks :)"

Space Bass (Minilogue, JU-06, Reface DX, XR-20)

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Metatron's Cube

"You have been on space station ST-04 for 9 months, and your resupply drop has just come in. This resupply is different though, this one has that new Hi-Fi system you ordered months back. Thereis a "Calico Noir" tape in the bottom of the box waiting to be listened too as well. In space, no one can hear when you pump bass too loud. So that's one positive aspect of living on a space station alone I guess.
The Beatstep Pro is the master clock on this, and sends start/stop messages to the Minilogue, Reface, and JU-06, which all have sequences on the machines themselves. Thanks for watching and listening!
Gear list:
Korg Minilogue + Strymon BigSky
Roland Boutique JU-06 + TC Electronics Hall of Fame reverb
Yamaha Reface DX
Akai XR-20
Zoom R24 (recording)
Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machine
Presonus One ver2 (mix&master)"

Minilogue and MiniPops 7 JAM (Arduino by Jan Ostman) Ambient track feat. MT25d Monotribe Multimod

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Arrayzable

"This is a piece of a jam I did the other night. I really love the long sequences the Minilogue can do. Ideal for some ambient noodling.
The red lunchbox contains an Arduino Pro Mini running Jan Ostman's MiniPops 7, O2 code. The midi sync out was made possible by Brikand. On my little built there are only knobs for tempo and pattern shift. I plan on adding drum mute buttons for increasing variations.
The Monotribe is always fun and very easy to make some cool sounds with.
As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:

Monotribe multimod = MT25d
MiniPops 7 (arduino code by Jan Ostman, Midi implementation by Brikand)"

Braids - Ripples - Clouds

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"This is a continuation of the "Braids - first hands on" video [posted here] A better video angle, I also changed the position of the Beatstep Pro and it seems that the power source of the Eurorack is influencing it, making BSP unstable. Only one thing, I saw too late that I should cut a little bit the IN GAIN of Clouds - sorry for the "red" level on it.
My opinion on Braids: even it is digital and I heard so many opinions like "I'm out of here when I see digital modules in a modular synth", well, they're wrong. It is important what you do with a sound source, how you use it in your music, not what is it. Oliver of Mutable Instruments it's a pure genius. And I'm not the only one who say it. All his modules are great, no matter are analog or digital.
Braids it's amazing. Exactly what just I need it for my Berlin School sequences or for drones. Or for leads! Or monotimbral pads! Here it for yourself. Braids it's the star here, but you cannot exclude Ripples and Clouds.

X1L3 - circuit bent TR-505 + Elektron Analog4

Published on Mar 13, 2016 manufacturedZ3R0 .

"Improvised session on one of two recent 505 commission pieces.

I work on these from time to time but not often. It all depends on if i have the time. Try me, you might catch me on a good day.

Underpinned by a bass drone from the A4 which is also feeding the 505 control voltage at its filter CV input.

Starts out with some spoken word on the external input and builds from clean to increasingly dirty manipulation of the loop.

Commission is £500. £150 deposit to secure the build. The remaining £350 payable on completion + P&P. Turn around is generally around two months give or take. It depends on how busy i am with real life stuff.

Mods include:

Global pitch
Individual pitch
Individual channel mixing
Envelope controlled square wave generators
Digital delay
Analogue resonant filter
External audio input to fx chain
CV in to filter cutoff
5v trigger out (slaved to the cowbells as on a tr626)
3 x 5 rom glitch matrix
CNC machined aluminium, black anodized + engraved panel work

Thanks to:

Who provided me with a lot of insight into how to modify these a way back.

And take a look at:

Cool guys doing good stuff."

Rephazer - The Chase (Live Jam with Elektron Octatrack and Analog Four)

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Rephazer

"A new jazzy and haunting demo track of mine with lots of swing featuring the Octatrack doing the beats + samples from GTA1 game and the Analog Four doing various synth-lines.

Video: GTA5 Gameplay"

Rephazer - The Mask (Live Jam with Elektron Octatrack and Analog Four)

Published on Mar 13, 2016

"A new demo track of mine featuring the Octatrack doing the africa-inspired beats and the Analog Four doing the haunting Synth-lines.

Video: Zaouli de Manfla - Psychedelic African Mask Dance"

Rephazer - The Lightning (Live Jam with Elektron Octatrack and Analog Four)

Published on Mar 13, 2016

"A new Trance demo track of mine featuring the Octatrack doing the beats + soft-synth samples and the Analog Four doing various synth-lines."

Uzumaki / 004

Published on Mar 13, 2016 dresseduplunch

"Yet another snippet, this time featuring some semirandomized sequences from the cirklon.

Equipment this time..
Vermona Perfourmer MK2 / Elektron Octatrack / Sequentix Cirklon / Jomox MBase 11 / Moog MF104M / DSI Prophet 08 / Some other little gimmicks"

Cyclone bass bot TT - 303

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Max Vicinelli

"Test around my tt 303"

Bass Bot TT-303's on eBay

Saturday Jam

Published on Mar 13, 2016 Jason Dale


Published on Mar 13, 2016 j j

Electribes on eBay

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