MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ELECTROCOMP MODEL 500 Synthesizer Owned by Jazz Pianist Wally Cirillo

via this auction

" Electrocomp Model 500 Synthesizer
Electronic Music Labs Inc.
Vernon, Conn. 06066

My father, Wally Cirillo, owned this Classic Electrocomp Model 500 Synthesizer.

This was Wally Cirillo’s (Famous Jazz Pianist) first ever synthesizer that he owned.

My Father could make this thing sing like a canary.

Beside his Steinway Concert Grand Piano, this was his baby.

Just a few years before he passed away in 1977 he purchased his Arp 2600 Synthesizer and then this one, got put away and stored until now.

I was going threw some of his stuff that we had put away and found this. I forgot about this synthesizer, I figured his Family (sister) had taken it just like all of the Autographed Albums of my Dad & Joe made. To my surprise it still looks & Plays great! I plugged it in and hooked it up to my Amp and it still worked making those great sounds.
39 years in storage and in a homemade carrying case Wally Built for it. WOW!

There are some issues: the Slides move but with some resistance. (Needs to be cleaned).
There are 3 broken slides that can be repaired, and some Scratches and dings from being used and or stored.
The Keys are as white as the day they were put on. There is on the bottom a Number scratched into it. 524

I’m assuming that this is the serial Number? Not sure, there is no other markings on the synthesizer except for the front panel.
This is a Great Fixer Upper for the Vintage Musical Instrument collector’s out there."

Live Korg Volca Jam 35 : Microkorg, Korg Volca & Renoise

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Todd Smith

"I've taken a few days to explore Renoise more and try to get it work with Ableton the way I like it and pretty much nailed it last night. In this jam I don't push past 16 bars but I'm running a 16 bar 4 pattern loop that cuts the Volca Bass every other pattern so I take small advantage of external sequencer. I'm using Renoise to mute my VST and sample based tracks with PC keyboard. The Korg Volca Bass , Korg Volca Keys and Korg Volca Beats are sequenced by midi with Renoise. I use the local knobs to control the Korg Volca parameters and volume. The Korg Volca Beats only supplies the high hats , the snare and kick are samples from Renoise. I used A few VST's for background sequences. The ReFX Nexus and LennarDigital Sylenth1 are sequenced and muted by Renoise. The Microkorg is played live and supplies a pad and FX.

: Gear Used :

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 )
Renoise ( Sequencing )
Nexus ( VST )
Sylenth1 ( VST )

Chiptune artist "Néboa" jamming with the 8 bit synth "Chiptune Master"

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Tolaemon

"The 8 bit artist "Néboa" palying with the third prototype of the 8 bit synth "Chiptune Master". Sorry if you hear some glitches, it is because I recorded It with my smartphone."

I haven't seen this one before. You can find previous post featuring Tolaemon via the label below.

Hold My Bones

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Patch Description:

Mutable Rings into Clouds
Verbos Harmonic Oscillator processed by Strymon Mobius, Timeline and Big Sky
Subconscious Communications Vampire into Voicetail
Make Noise Phonogene playing sampled Fender Rhodes into Snazzy FX Wow and Flutter.
Hats from noise into Harvestman Polivoks VCF
Kick and snare from Peaks
Turing Machine sequence pitch and gate to Rings, gates to Vampire, and gates to kick and snare. Vampire pitch from Wogglebug.
Rene sequencing Harmonic Oscillator.
Pressure points x 2 and Brains sequencing Phonogene.
Quantizing from ADDAC 207.
Envelopes from Peaks, Quadra.
Clock modulation by Bastl Little Nerd and SSF Propagate"

Avril 14th by The LoFi Freq - live elektron hardware jam.

Published on Apr 20, 2016 LoFi Freq

"I love Avril 14th by Aphex Twin so I made my own live jam after learning it and programing it out on my hardware. All live Elektron gear - AK A4 OT RYT

Check out my tape out now on Detroit Underground
The Lofi Freq - Sinking-values"

A Silent Burst by Cray aka Ross Healy of Vicmod Records

A new release in via MATRIXSYNTH Member, Ross Healy of Vicmod Records.

Embed above and Bandcamp link here.

Cray- A Silent Burst

All tracks written and produced by Ross Healy.
Recorded @ Amnesia International Mobile Unit 1.
Recorded 2015 all year.

"Cray's (Ross Healy) new album is released on Vicmod Records. This is Ross’s 24th album release featuring Buchla Modular, Buchla Music Easel, Serge Modular, Euro Modular, Omnisphere and Melbourne weather recordings."

Novation BassStation Rack Analogue Synthesizer

via this auction

SuperBooth 2016: KORG Minilogue

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"I was on SuperBooth this year for creating video content. More gear news will coming soon. Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content:

I was on the booth of KORG and I play a bit with the Minilogue Poly Analogue Synthesizer. You get a lot of power for this price"

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

Stardust Synth Covers in All Black

via Stardust Synth Covers:

"We are pleased to announce that our covers are now available with no graphics, at an introductory price! The materials and the manufacturing process are exactly the same, maintaining the high quality product."

You can check out their prices for the blank covers by visiting their site here. Click on "Synth Covers Store", then scroll down to the synth of your choice and click on Click on it. In the resulting page click the Design Option drop down on the right and select "No Graphics". You can then select different design options to compare prices.

2016 Torino Synth Meet 6th Edition Previews


In particular, we will be hosting some great previews: ARTURIA with the MATRIXBRUTE and KEYSTEP, YAMAHA with the MONTAGE, NON LINEAR LABS with the C15 synthesizer, SOUND MACHINES with their MODULOR114, FRAP TOOLS with the CGM modular mixer, JOMOX with their new creations and some other surprises (keep your eyes on GRP Synthesizers :-) )

For this year the meeting is open to new sectors of the music industry including DJ tools, Recording labels, Studio furniture, and schools and academics.  The first record label at the event will be ANALOGIC DENSITY from Italy.  MUSICLAB and IN.SINTESI (recording studio and academy) will be present.

TSM has earned the patronage of the CITTÀ DI TORINO for the artistic relevance of the event, and from the DAMS of UNIVERSITA' DI TORINO. The course in DAMS (Disciplines of Performing Arts, Music and Entertainment) is the reference training program of the University of Turin for film, music, television, new media, performing arts, and contemporary arts. It actively collaborates with the most important cultural institutions of Torino and Piedmont (National Cinema Museum, Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi”, Film Commission, Teatro Piemonte Europa, Piemonte dal Vivo (Theatrical Circuit of Piedmont), Teatro Stabile di Torino, Regional Division of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Fondazione per Scuola della Compagnia di San Paolo, Turin Film Festival, and Fondazione CRT).

TSM has the honor of hosting an Italian reality, the ADO Arduino Disability Orchestra, a project aimed at people with disabilities made by students of the Politecnico di Torino, and based on the famous ARDUINO board, a platform made of specific tools and controllers that have enabled these people to be able to play, effectively creating a full orchestra.

But that's not all! More surprises are coming in the next few weeks!

On request, the period for registration at TSM has been further extended.  Those who want to participate with their company can contact us at

As usual, for the visitors, the entrance is FREE"


Published on Apr 18, 2016 Cray

"Rob Hordijk's Blippoo Box"

Rossum Electro-Music - Superbooth16

Published on Apr 20, 2016 DivKidVideo

"We spoke to the legendary Dave Rossum or Rossum Electro-Music about the current line of modules and the new concept for his eurorack sampler."

DSI / Sequential Prophet 6 Demo 1

Published on Apr 18, 2016 Jop de Klein

"A collection of custom made patches and factory presets for the DSI Prophet 6. All played without midi and no external effects were used.
The visuals come from the iTunes visualizer.

More synth sounds at my soundcloud page:"

Pads and Encoders

Published on Mar 5, 2016 latigid on

"Quick demo of an illuminated encoder grid and 4*4 button pad. Several boards (at least four) can be chained together."

Imagine Waldorf/MidiBox semi-translucent knob caps over these. That would be pretty cool. They were suggested for the upcoming MidiBox MBProgramma just posted below.

Quick and dirty BLM demo

Published on Jun 21, 2015

"MIDIbox SEQ V4 with BLM extension. All sounds are produced by a sammichFM."

New Midibox MBProgramma Hardware Synth Patch Programmer in the Works

This one was shared on the excellent Rhodes Chroma list. It's a 64-encoder knob box with LED rings. Each encoder is dynamically labelled using a small but crisp 128*64 OLED display. It is currently in the development phase so no date on when it might be available and of course features & implementation are likely to change over time. MidiBox projects are also usually DIY, so not sure if this will be available as a finished product or only in kit form.

You'll find the project page here. The following is the first intro post via Hawekeye in the MidiBox forums:

"Jojjelito and myself are currently collaborating on a bigger MIDIboxNG project, that should help facilitate patch programming for all those synth users, that are unhappy with the bad/minimalistic user interfaces of their rack and keyboard synths, especially when programming new patches. This project was planned for years and never took shape...

But, thanks to TK., MIDIboxNG came to the rescue!

Its codebase has all of the needed functionality integrated in a very generic way, allowing to do so many things!

So... why this project, additionally?

The Vintage Toy Synthesizer by Liam Lacey

Published on Apr 9, 2016 Liam Lacey

"A complete hands-on walkthrough/guide on how to use the Vintage Toy Synthesiser. This is one of four videos talking and and demoing the final state of the synth.

This synth has been developed for the Element14 Music Tech design challenge, in which I have converted a wooden vintage toy piano into a standalone digital synth. See more about my project at"

Vintage Toy Synthesiser - Specification Overview
Vintage Toy Synthesiser - A Complete Hands-On Guide
Vintage Toy Synthesiser - Sound/Patch Demos
Vintage Toy Synthesiser - Using the Device as a MIDI Controller
Vintage toy piano keyboard MIDI controller
Vintage toy piano keyboard MIDI controller (velocity and poly-pressure sensitive)

Primary features of the synth:

2-voice digital synthesiser with true polyphony
5 oscillators with dedicated waveforms
State-Varible-Filter with independent LP, HP, BP and Notch mix controls
Amplitude and Filter ADSR envelopes
Two modulation sources (LFO and keyboard velocity) with three destinations, each with independent bipolar depth controls
Digital distortion FX
Changeable scales on the keyboard
‘Vintage’ parameter for replicating old/broken analogue synth voices
Full MIDI I/O integration
Polyphonic Aftertouch expression (MIDI-out only)
Charming miniature grand piano form
Development specs:

Brain of the synth is running on a BeagleBone Black board running Linux
Voice engine was developed using the C++ audio DSP library Maximilian
Keyboard mechanism uses homemade pressure sensors made out of Velostat
Completely open-source

via Ask.Audio

The Thingamagoop 3000 - CV i/o

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Bleep Labs

"The Thingamagoop 3000 has extensive CV i/o functionality. Here's a few examples.
The pre-order is ending soon. Get your noise friend at"

Andrew Hunter - Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Improvisation #7. Apr. 20/2016

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Andrew Hunter Music

"bass: metropolis + planar mixed oscillators + pitts filter. Lead: e340 cloud generator, wasp filter, pittsburgh delay. Drums: tiptop. Additional percussion: DNA, Boogie filter. everything through springray."

KORG PS3100 Semi-Modular Synth

via this auction

"Fully serviced by Korgtech recently.
18 card connectors replaced. 2 x MM5824N replaced.
Very clean instrument but some of rosewood finish peeled off. See picture.
We can supply rosewood tape.

All new jack nuts
Key contact cleaned by synth tech
Calibrated by synth tech
Serial number: Upload later if needed
Original owners' manual and documents"

Sequential Circuits Prelude SN 171/193

via this auction

You can find a demo of one, linked in the auction, posted here.

"This thing sounds cool - the resonance, chorus, and flange let you get otherworldly sounds out of it.
I tried all the switches, faders, and buttons, and they all seem to work to my ear. When I encountered a scratchy sounding fader, contact cleaner was able to clean up the sound. I am not a tech, so it is sold "as is".

This synth is great! It's four voices: Brass, Piano, Organ, and Strings... Each section can be manipulated by the various sliders. Too many to name. It's got a Modulation section and an Equalizer section as well as a section of Effects like: Octave, Chorus, Etc... It's a simple machine, but it's very capable of producing FAT bass sounds. I mean really FAT.

'Sequential Circuits introduces the Prelude, a polyphonic keyboard instrument with string, brass, piano, and organ sounds, all of which can be mixed together if desired. Each instrument section also has three different tone colors that can be mixed. A modulation section allows for flanging, chorusing, vibrato, and delayed vibrato from an LFO. The brass section includes filter cutoff and resonance and attack time controls. the decay time can be controlled in the piano section, and attack and release times are controllable in the string section. the instrument also features a built-in five-band graphic equalizer. A rear panel input jack allows an external signal to be processed by the equalizer and the chorus effect.

The Prelude is a 4-section orchestral synthesizer consisting of Piano, Organ, Brass and String sections. Like many other similar 4-section synths of this type, all 49 keys will play simultaneously for 49-note polyphony. Two of the sections can be played at the same time. It has an on-board chorus/flanger effect as well as a 7-band equalizer. The string sounds are the best feature of the Prelude, and the on-board effects and EQ are great for thickening and modulating the string sound beyond the scope of traditional orchestral sounds. The Prelude has a very appealing and intuitive Sequential-esque layout and appearance and is definitely one of the finest orchestral-type multitimbral synths among others in its class.'"

Maxi-Korg Univox Vintage Synth

via this auction

Access Virus Classic (Same as Virus B) Virtual Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Before The Lights Go Out | Teenage Engineering OP-1 & Axoloti Core

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Heatseekerrr

"Created with an OP-1 and an Axoloti Core.

The Axoloti is being utilized as a stereo filter/FX processor. The Nanokontrol is controlling several parameters:
Knob 1 - LP resonance
Slider 1 - LP cutoff
Knob 2 - HP resonance
Slider 2 - HP cutoff
Slider 3 - LP/HP crossfade
Slider 4 - Bit crush crossfade"

Korg - New Music Always OKGO contest - Infinity Night Sky

Published on Apr 18, 2016 RonoTron

Cool little video I spotted on discchord.

"Hi everyone, This is my music video submission for the Korg - New Music Always OKGO contest.
If you like my music, follow me on Soundcloud:

It took few weekends to write this song. I tried to combine both digital soft synths and physical hardware from Korg. Playing and creating notes along with real-time projection feedback and visualization, making music in a very immersive way allowed me to see a different perspective.

Used the following Korg instruments in the order of their appearance:

Korg Volca Sample for bells, drones, and clicks
Korg Gadget (Chiang Mai)
Korg Monotron Delay (x2) for delay and feedback effects
Korg Taktile 49 to sequence MIDI notes and arps
Korg KP3+ for chain effects, noises
Korg Gadget (Dublin) for intro lead patterns
Korg Volca Beats for drum parts and patterns
Korg Volca Keys for primary leads
Korg Volca Bass for bass notes and secondary leads
Korg Gadget Helsinki for saw (ending melody)
Other Korg Gadgets for subtle ambient textures (Bilbao, Marseille, Wolfsburg)

Primary camera (top-down): Samsung Note 5
Secondary camera (close): Panasonic GX1
Projection computing system: HP Sprout

Video captured using FRAPS. Graphics rendered in real-time via Space Engine."

Shoom Synthesizer test

Published on Apr 19, 2016 ryan hsu

iTunes: Shoom Synthesizer - Yuri Turov

Playing a Glassy wavetable patch

Published on Apr 20, 2016 Computing.Sound

"Messing around with the wonderful Glassy wavetable for a patch on the Waldorf Blofeld."

Catchy Synth Jam - JP-08 Dual Mode - MiniPops 3 - SH-101 PlugOut

Published on Apr 20, 2016 kvfive .

"Live performance synthesizer jam with the JP-08 Brass sound using dual mode, Arturia MicroBrute on the bass, TB-3 (doing it's thing) SH-101 PlugOut provides the short stab lead sound with MB33 and finally the Korg Minpops 3 (sampled into the Akai MPX-8)

Enjoy :)"

Live Jam #31 - Ambient / Techno - Arturia Beatstep Pro and Eurorack modular synthesizer

Published on Apr 20, 2016 TRM

"Arturia Beatstep pro is sequencing two voices. One is the Dixie II through the uFold and MMG. uFold folds is modulated with a lfo from the a143-4 with a clocked reset. The second voice is the Doepfer a143-4 through the wasp filter. The Quadra is providing AD envelopes which are tweaked a lot. BSP is also sequencing drums. Kick and hihat are from Peaks, snareisch sound is noise through the LxD. Snare hihat and noise form MFB dual lfo random out are mixed and passed through the Synthrotek Echo.

Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep Pro and Eurorack modular synthesizer with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a-199
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for delay.

No post processing."

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