MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Analog DIary : 90416

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Kevin Polzer

"Moog Mother-32 SEmi Modular Analog Synthesizer"

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 315400 with Original Box

via this auction

Improvisation LXIII: Crescendi

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Sacred Synthesis

"I often use YouTube as a sort of musical notebook, a place to keep musical ideas that I intend to develop later into actual compositions. This improvisation is a typical example. By no means do I consider it a polished composition, but only a rough sketch with plenty of blotches.

The primary purpose of this piece was to practice crescendi (or crescendos) using one soft patch on the Poly Evolver that builds and another on the Prophet '08 that meets it at its high point. Pardon the audio annoyances for the first minute or so, but the piece begins with the soft patch using a pedalpoint or long sustained bass note. This patch uses an LFO to very slowly modulate the filter cut off frequency. If you play it somewhat quickly, the LFO doesn't have a chance to open the filter, so that it remains dreamy and dark. If you sustain a note for more than a second, the filter begins to open. So, the crescendo is built into the patch and is controlled by the keyboard playing technique; no wheels, pedals, or tweaking are necessary. In order to create a dramatic crescendo, I simply sustain a chord on the first synthesizer, with the other synthesizer ready with the next chord progression; it's at that point that I switch from the PEK to the P '08, which has a PWM brass patch on the lower end of the manual and a sawtooth solo on the higher. A second Prophet '08 contributes an additional soft pad that I use together with the PEK.

This improvisation uses a combination of sounds that is very uplifting to play. I must confess, this late night session was among the most enjoyable I've ever had.

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard
DSI Poly Evolver Rack
DSI Prophet '08 Keyboard (2)
DSI Prophet '08 Module
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Lexicon MX300 for reverb
Alesis Nanoverb 2 for delay

Performed and recorded live directly to CD

All music property of Sacred Synthesis"

KP -Semi Modulaer Moog Mother-32

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Kevin Polzer

Yamaha Montage MusikMesse 2016

Published on Apr 9, 2016 muzykujkropkacom

Buchla MARF Test Three

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Todd Barton

"This test using the Buchla MARF as a 16 stage Envelope Generator."


via this auction

Space Mishap (Korg Volca Series, Korg Minilogue)

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Metatron's Cube

"See the sounds. It darkens the video, but it's cool too see the sounds blasting around the spectrum’s.Enjoy the weekend, and thank you for watching/listening!"


Published on Apr 9, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander, QPLFO, RCD², VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS500e²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator ~0~ quadring ~ solo for Anti²²s
Doepfer R 2m², A114², A118, A133², A134²², A141, A143-2,9
A147, A151²², A156², A175²²²,A185-2(14x),A138a²²b²²c²²²
Flame Chord Machine² OS 103 (Aeolian Random!), Q Slider²

Octatrack Experiment 4

Published on Apr 9, 2016 kbroom

"Octatrack Experiment Jam Number Four, making friends sequencing a Korg Minilogue, a Shruthi-1 and a Korg ER-1."

severence // harmonic parasite patch

Published on Apr 9, 2016 severence

"// experimenting with the verbos electronics harmonic oscillator and the resonestor mode within mutable instruments clouds parasite firmware

// modules used in this patch

addac802 quintet mixing console
make noise maths
modcan quad lfo
metasonix r54 mark II
mutable instruments clouds
nonlinearcircuits sloth
steady state fate positronic transient gate
steady state fate propagate
steady state fate quantum rainbow II
steady state fate ultra random analog
schippmann vcf-02
toppobrillo quantimator
verbos electronics dual four pole
verbos electronics harmonic oscillator
verbos electronics voltage multistage
wmd/ssf s.p.o.

// desk effects

eventide space
strymon el capistan"

New KORG Stageman 80 Rhythm PA Box Spotted at the Musikmesse

Spotted and shared by Gösta Wellmer at the Musikmesse.  Not seeing it on their site yet. Curious what it is and why it's so big.

Update: it's the KORG Stageman 80. I thought it looked familiar aside from the electribe knobs of course. The size is due to the built in speakers. It's a portable PA with built-in rhythm machine. From the site:

"You need rhythm for your solo performances. You have a rhythm machine, but you want your performance to feel more 'alive.'. The STAGEMAN 80 is a multi-function portable PA amp that will meet those needs. This unit contains a large number of high-quality rhythm patterns that can even respond to tempo change in realistic ways, due to KORG's new 'Real Groove Technology.' The STAGEMAN 80 can act as your personal drummer to support your live performances or practice sessions; you can even create a rhythm structure that's appropriate for your own song, while using a foot switch to control it in real time. With high-output, high-quality stereo speakers, it can also be used as a live PA. It additionally provides a recorder and audio player, as well as a full-featured mixer. The STAGEMAN 80 lets you perform with optimal sound backed by the ultimate rhythms.

Rhythm Styles
24 rhythm styles (8 Beat1, 8 Beat2, 8 Beat3, 8 Beat4 Shuffle, 8 Beat5, Unplug1 Cajon, Unplug2 Conga, Unplug3 Djembe, Oldies, Country1, Country2 Train Bt, Country3 3/4, Rock1, Rock2, Blues1, Blues2, 16 Beat1, 16 Beat2 Shuffle, 16 Beat3, Jazz1, Jazz2 3/4, Latin Jazz, Bossa, Samba)
Two variations for each rhythm style
Each variation has three patterns (basic, fill-in 1, fill-in 2)
48 - 240 bpm
Chain Function
30 banks (up to 999 measures can be registered in each)
Recorder Function
Recording Format
PCM audio WAV format (file name extension .wav), 44.1 kHz, 16-bit
Recording Time
Depends on the SD card used; approximately 100 minutes per 1 GB
Maximum Continuous Recording Time
3 hours"

Modal Electronics April 2016 Modal 002 Demos

Synthetical - Prophet VS - 1 Patch

Published on Apr 9, 2016 waterdropmusic

"All midi tracks and what im playing is one patch on which I added delay effect. I love the character of the Prophet VS and it's a lot of fun to play :)"

KODEK - Underwater Organism // Live @ Erica Synths Lab

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Erica Synths

"Self generating patch jam. Sample & Hold everything."

Mini-Korg 700 Synthesizer - Univox K-2 Vintage Analog Synth with Custom Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"Made in 1973 Univox Mini-Korg K2 vintage synthesizer used by the Cars. This is the unit with the effects/noises/ring mods section to left. All 37 keys, sliders work and in tune. Power flip switch is broken, just plug power cord in to power on, unplug to power off. Wood sides are not original, left side wood panel is loose. **Worth a proper tech servicing to replace power switch, general cleaning, overall maintenance of unit. No missing caps. See pics, Sold as is. These are built tank strong and are classic, timeless sounding..."

MOOG Opus 3 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 4768

via this auction

"MOOG Opus 3 Vintage synth with heavy duty case. All keys and functions work properly, except the mode button switch on the articulator section. This is stuck in the first position. Other than that all sliders are great with minimal crackling and all pots are perfect. Pitch wheel and tuner work properly. Only a few scratches on the wood panels, and some green paint smear on the front plate. Comes with hard case and power cord."

Yamaha CS-70m SN 1278

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Synthsell

"I have a Yamaha CS 70m For Sale on Ebay UK. THe video describes what is working and what isn't plus shows the overall condition of the Synth which is pretty good / clean with all buttons and pots feeling positive."

via this auction

Trig to Midi. Eurorack triggering Midi Drums.

Published on Apr 9, 2016 mCKENIC

"1st test of Eurorack Triggers to midi using the 12 input Alesis DM Dock. Here the Flame Tame Machine is triggering a kit on the iPad app - Stroke Machine. No set-up, this is just turned on and hooked up. Better tests to follow :-)"

Stroke Machine is a great app BTW. It's from ex-Waldorf's Wolfram Franke. It's as much of a standard synth as drum synth as well.

iTunes: Stroke Machine - Wolfram Franke

Live Korg Volca Jam 32 : .Microkorg & Korg Volca

Published on Apr 9, 2016

"In this jam I ended up stripping my gear down. I still own everything not in the video, I just wanted to make a Microkorg / Volca jam. I like how it forces me to use the Volca's features more. The Korg Volca beats supplies the beats. I locked time with FUNC to about 3 o clock and brought in some depth to create the drums stutter effects. The Korg Volca Bass supplies the intro pitch bend synth line and electro style bass. I used all 3 VCO's and mute function to get the most out of the Korg Volca Bass as possible. The Korg Volca Keys takes care of the lead sequence. The Microkorg is played live and takes of the pad and lead. Waves SuperTap 6 was used for Delay on the Korg Volca's and Microkorg.

: Gear Used :

Korg MicroKorg
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Midi Solutions Quarda Thru
Behringer Micromix MX400
Tascam US-144mkII Audio Interface
Waves Supertap
Ableton Live 8 ( Used as digital mixer / multi track )


Published on Apr 9, 2016 justin3am

"Testing out my Zoom Q8. One take modular synth jam."

Mikrophonie + Rings Quick Test

Published on Apr 8, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"A quick test of the new Synthrotek branded Mikrophonie put into the Mutable Instruments Rings. Mutable Instruments Peaks is being used in LFO mode to affect the "Structure" of Rings. Rings is going into Mutable Instruments Clouds for Reverb and Granular processing."

The Jasper EDP Wasp Clone

Jasper Synthesizer Demo Published on Apr 9, 2016 LektroiD

"This is my build of The Jasper; an EDP Wasp Clone, originally designed by Wagner & Hugget. The current design is by Jason L of the Muffwiggler forum. This was a limited PCB set of only 100 units."

Quiet Saturdays - Episode 22 - live studio

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Episode 22 - somehow introducing a little Volume 3 of Analog Microkorg patches, showing here an atmospheric sound. Blofeld is doing the strings - controlled by System-1, sequences come from Braids plus Beatstept Pro, sub bass by Radias, drums by OP-1 Kenobi ;)


Technics SY-1010 SN CA7980A084

via this auction

"Super rare Japan only release synth from the late 1970s.

Single osc with great range as well as a separate noise source and a tuning osc.

Resonant low pass filter

ADSR that can control amp and filter parameters.

Single LFO and keyboard cv mod sources for all main parameters."


via this auction

Pics of the inside and scans of an advert below.

Ensoniq SQ-80 Synthesizer

via this auction

"For those who don't know, it has the same sound and synth architecture as the Ensoniq ESQ-1, however the SQ-80 adds a few more digital waveforms and an updated keyboard with polyphonic aftertouch.

The unit is in excellent shape cosmetically with no major wear. A couple months ago I had it fully serviced by my synth tech. Everything works exactly as it should..."

Korg Lambda ES50 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 233373

via this auction

Korg Rhythm 55 analog drum machine

via this auction

"Vintage early 80's drum machine in great working condition, some wear on control panel. Also, the back section of the casing was smashed at some point and there is a sizeable chunk missing. This damage does not effect the performance, and all patterns and functions have been tested and are in good working order. Comes with original single button foot switch for start/stop operation."

Arturia Origin Synthesizer Faulty Encoder Replacement/Repair

Published on Apr 8, 2016 paulshillitomusic

This problem happens with other synths using encoders as well. He mentions oxidation and dust after 4:25. Sometimes rotating them 30, 60+ times will take care of the problem, so give it a try before replacing.

"In this video I show how to replace the faulty encoders which occur on the Arturia Origin desktop synth.

This could also apply to the keyboard versions too.

I replaced all 33 encoders with the Bournes PE16 series encoders which are of a higher quality than to factory fitted Chinese ones but you might just want to replace a few.

Cost for the parts was approx $70 including shipping and tax to the UK from the USA.

I show which ones are needed, the tools to do it as well as some of the issues i faced doing the job.

The new encoders are made by Bournes and the part numbers are as follows.

I got them from

The datasheet on the Bournes encoders is here"

Not Martenot : Experimental project of Onde Martenot like Pitch Controller

Published on Apr 9, 2016 karenevil

"I just built this for just my personal interest about Onde Martenot that is very rare electronic instrument, I never see the real one, never ever before. This is very basic prototype but it works fine with Gakken SX-150mk2. (I did not build "Touch" , left hand device yet ..)
It is much easier than Theremin to play :D"

Gakken on eBay

Malekko varigate + peaks/hats808 + wiard300 - eurorack modular synth

Published on Apr 9, 2016 DavidH

Audio Damage Jam - Superbooth16

Published on Apr 9, 2016 DivKidVideo

"After chatting to Chris Randall from Audio Damage, mainly him ripping us, laughing and saying stupid stuff we caught some footage having a jam on the Audio Damage set up at Superbooth. There's some filthy kicks from the Boom Tschak and riffs from the new module 'Proton'."


Audio Damage - Superbooth16

Published on Apr 10, 2016 DivKidVideo

MESSE 2016: MatrixBrute Sounds

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"MESSE 2016: MatrixBrute Sounds Sebastien made a couple of patches for us, during the trade show, you should cut them some slack as this is not an ideal place to create patches, sound levels in the hall are extremely high, but kudos to Sebastien for doing something for us."

MESSE 2016: ROLI Seaboard Rise and the New Lift Dimension

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"Now you get up to 5 dimensions of expressivity"

MESSE 2016: Mellotron Micro Prototype

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"A new baby sized Mellotron"

Schmidt Eightvoice Polyphonic Synthesizer | Musikmesse 2016

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl VLog

"Stefan Schmidt is explaining what inspired him to develop the Schmidt Eightvoice Polyphonic Synthesizer and Axel Fischer is giving a quick demonstration of this incredible music instrument. Moreover Axel is providing some information about the price and the delivery time."

MESSE 2016: Massive DIY Formant Synth - Check it Out

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"A labour of love for the past 20 years."

MESSE 2016: Lab4Music Sapario - Advanced MIDI Router

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"Turns your keyboard into a MIDI powerhouse"

MESSE 2016: Patchblocks Eurorack by

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"MESSE 2016: Patchblocks Eurorack by The Patchblocks formats comes to Eurorack"

MESSE 2016: Akai Advanced 2.0 Updates

Published on Apr 9, 2016 sonicstate

"Andy Mac gives the run down of the Akai Advanced 2.0 updates!"

Polyend Seq sequencer at Musikmesse 2016

Published on Apr 8, 2016 Ask.Audio

First Quick Test of the Basimilus Iteritas

Published on Apr 8, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"This is just a first quick 'getting to know you' test of my new Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas. It is being sequentially gated by the Make Noise Tempi via the Sputnik Modular Selector; with occasional influence by the Make Noise Richter Wogglebug. The output of the Iteritas is going into the Mutable Instruments Warps module running in Looping Delay mode (via the Parasites alternative firmware.) Warps is then going into Mutable Instruments Clouds for Reverb and Granular processing."

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