MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Radikal Technologies Accelerator demo (plus Eventide Space)

Published on Apr 29, 2016 MIDERA

"As the title suggests...

Limited inspiration lately, decided to just make something up and go
with it."

Roland JD-XA DEMO - 10 covers in 10 minutes by GATTOBUS

Published on Apr 29, 2016 gattobus

"Headphones recommended.
Recorded straight to audio interface. No audio processing.
I played some of my classic covers and also new ones.
I hope you enjoy!
This is one of the most entertaining and best sounding synthesizer I've ever had!!! I love the analog filters and the classic '80s digital waves.

Covers index:
0:08 - Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
1:00 - Save a prayer - Duran Duran
1:46 - Orinoco Flow - Enya
2:23 - Radio Gaga - Queen
3:16 - Enjoy the silence - Depeche mode
4:08 - Chase - Giorgio Moroder
5:24 - Kelly watch the stars - Air
6:10 - Oxygene II - Jean Michel Jarre
7:50 - Around the world - Daft Punk
9:18 - On The Run - Pink Floyd"

Roland JD-XAs on eBay | Roland JD-XAs on Amazon


ROLAND JD-XA DEMO PART 2 - other 10 covers in 10 minutes by Gattobus

Published on May 30, 2016 gattobus

"Headphones recommended.
Recorded straight to audio interface. No audio processing.
I received a lot of positive feedback from my last video so here it is another round of 10 covers! It was fun, I hope you like it!


0:05 Sirius - Alan Parson Project
1:04 Neverending Story - Moroder-Limahl
2:00 Uprising - Muse
2:40 Blade Runner End Titles - Vangelis
4:22 Air on G string - J.S.Bach - Wendy Carlos tribute
5:18 Shine on you crazy diamond (intro) - Pink Floyd
6:50 Da Funk - Daft Punk
7:35 Crockett's theme - Jan Hammer
8:12 I hear you now - Vangelis
9:50 Die Roboter - Kraftwerk"

Vintage 1978 EDP Wasp

via this auction

Update: Tip: use the search box on the top right of the site and search for any synth with "auction", then click on the "sort by date" link. You can then click through auction links in previous posts to see what they went for. For example, here's a search on EDP Wasp sorted by date.

"Welp, doesnt get much more rare than this little guy. Cute as button too! well for synth! Its black and yellow and its has touch sensitive keys- what more do you want! Some seriously Dark side of the moon sounding stuff with little guy! Its instant Moog, Arp, Roland all rolled into one. Its really that awesome. Check out some videos on you tube for ref. Some of the hard plastic is broken off long ago. Its just plastic after all these weren't really thought of as made to last decades or anything. Legend has it Pink Floyd, The Who used to give these away as XMAS gifts.

Roland JX-03 Boutique Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Some super nice shots.

JL Cooper Sound Chest II Digital Drum Module

Published on Apr 29, 2016 zibbybone

"Here's a quick demonstration of the rare JL Cooper Sound Chest II digital drum module. It comes with with its own EPROMs of standard drum kit sounds and is supposed to be able to use EPROMs from Linn, Oberheim and Simmons drum machines and modules. Sounds can be triggered either by MIDI or drum pads via trigger inputs. In this video, I'm using a Roland Fantom X6's rhythm programmer to trigger the SC2's sounds via MIDI. Front panel controls allow you to adjust volume, pitch, tuning via dynamics, filter via dynamics and decay."


via this auction

Drummer's Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer SN 253400

via this auction

"I am a drummer, who originally bought the Roland TB-303 from Guitar Center in San Francisco in the early 80's with the intent of using it as a metronome. Being a drummer and technically challenged (which hasn't really changed) I didn't really get the hang of it and just went back to practicing with a metronome. The TB-303 has remained in a box in the attic until recently, when I took it to Guitar Center to have all functions checked out. The machine works perfectly, with no lag in any of the keys (works as new).You can also see in picture, that batteries have never been used.. Case, original manual, new printed manual and power source included."


via this auction


A rare beat this, in excellent condition with a copy of the Split 8 manual (which is the same this machine under the hood), but the Pro 8 has the far cooler classic Sequential styling! Manufactured in Japan for SCi maybe as a challenger to the Roland Juno 106, only relatively few of these made it to production before Dave Smith became wary that the wooden end cheeks and unmistakable font styling might be confused with the Pro One and Prophet 5, so it morphed into the Split 8, which shares the styling of the TOM drum machine! Anyway, lots of info available on line about it's controversial genesis story and rarity.

A lovely sounding poly and a nice rare alternative to the more common SCi, Korg and Roland poly's of the era, if you can find one! This was the only one I'd ever seen or sale in the UK when I bought it, but my gear armoury has crept up on me again and needs to be MAJORLY slimmed down, so I've opted to let some of my rarest vintage pieces go (check my other listings too, more to be added!). This is a Japanese 100v voltage unit (as they all are I believe) but has obviously been converted to UK voltage at some point in it's life, as it works great plugged straight in with just a UK adapter. Minor wear and tear but overall in timewarp condition, bright white keys, strong red lights and digital screen, a really beautiful and unusual vintage 1980's proper poly-synth."


via this auction

Modular vid #245

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Phisynth

"Testing the Scrotum Lab (batchas) Orgone Accumulator in BugBrand format (drum mode)"

Bugbrand, Serge & Modcan. Bugbrand is in frac rack format.

Mystic Circuits VERT as "stupid sound" generator

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Mystic Circuits

"Using the Vert as a stand alone noise source, audio processor and audio modulator in this video. Taking advantage of some quirks in the circuit to get sounds that shouldn't be possible."

Side note: the Mystic Circuits Vert was formerly the Circuit Shaman Vert.

Rheyne - Live Jam #148

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Rheyne

"Live looping with analog and digital musical instruments. Recorded in one take with no pre-recorded loops or samples.

Please note, there's some clipping mid-way through the jam, due to an issue during recording (which will be corrected on the upcoming Jam #149).

Live Jams on BandCamp:"

12-The DSI/Oberheim OB-6: Part 12- X-Mod Part 2

Published on Apr 29, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of an exploration of the sound and functionality of the DSI/Oberheim OB-6 'X-Mod' function."

All parts here.

Not Waving, but Droning (ft. The Gristleizer by Endangered Audio Research)

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Bimini Road

"This is a drone piece using three Eurorack Gristleizers. The one on the left is in VCF mode, while the other two in VCA mode with nothing plugged into their audio inputs are acting like VCOs. These two VCOs are sent through the VCF Gristleizer and into Ableton Live with a little Universal Audio EMT 140 Plate Reverb. The saw wave LFO from the VCF Gristleizer is fed back into the Frequency Mix input of the second VCO Gristleizer."

Pre-Aries Modular Info

For those interested, some info on this system has been added to this post. Click through for the Update in red.

Badaf - Live set demo 2016

Published on Apr 29, 2016 kartier schml

Novation Bass Station II, Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 SMR4 MK2 & Shruthi-1 4PM.

Spaceshifter - Heatseekerrr | OP-1 & Axoloti Core

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Heatseekerrr

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

The Axoloti is being utilized as a stereo filter/FX processor and is controlled by the Nanokontrol.

You can view a screenshot of the Axoloti patch here:"

Whaleseq/1812 [3U Eurorack/Monome Grid/White Whale]

Published on Apr 29, 2016 S. B. Arweiler

The whole patch is controlled by the Monome White Whale with one CV channel controlling the Mutable Instruments Braids in WMAP mode, and the second CV channel controlling the Mutable Instruments Rings. One gate channel of the White Whale triggers the Tip Top BD808 bass drum, the second gate channel triggers an envelope which controls Braids's output through a MakeNoise Optomix. Another gate channel triggers Strum on the Rings. The fourth gate channel triggers the Reset of the MusicThing RadioMusic, which plays a one note guitar chord sample which then again is being sent through the Mutable Instruments Clouds. Intellijel Quadra LFOs do some modulation on Braids and Rings, and the Evaton Technologies RF Nomad through the second OptoMix channel provides some noisy percussion.

Gear used:
- 3U Eurorack modular with
* Evaton Technologies RF Nomad
* Mutable Instruments Clouds
* Monome White Whale (+ Switch)
* MusicThing RadioMusic
* Mutable Instruments Rings
* TipTop BD808
* MakeNoise OptoMix
* Mutable Instruments Braids
* Intellijel Quadra
* Manhattan Analog Mix
- Monome Grid 128 w/ White Whale module
- Electro-Harmonix Cathedral'

Erica Synths - Superbooth16

Published on Apr 29, 2016 DivKidVideo

"It was great to meet Girts and KODEK from Erica Synths after working with them on video demos right from the beginning of me making demo videos. They've been great supporters of what I'm doing and ... I really like what they're doing too :-)"

Metasonix S-2000 Synthesizer

via this auction

If you pick this up, be sure to get the hot pink MicroKorg to go with it!

"from metasonix's website:

"We took our 20+ years of experience in vacuum-tube electronic music, and used it to make the most exciting instrument in the history of Metasonix. The S-2000 is not merely a new repackaging of old designs. It is a revolution, and a game changer.

The S-2000 was made to be as easy to use as possible. Just plug in power, plug in an amplifier, wait 30 seconds for the real new-old-stock vacuum tubes to warm up, and start playing it. The built-in 400mm ribbon controller is instantly responsive, and needs no special treatment. No trimpots, no fiddling with MIDI interfaces or fighting with fistfuls of cables. The misery has been engineered out.

The simplicity might fool you. The S-2000 has enough controls and enough flexibility to keep the musician busy for years of sonic exploration. It contains:

two all-tube oscillator/filter “operators”, with resonance variable from flat response to deep oscillation. Waveshape is variable from clean sine wave to a distinctive distorted square/pulse wave. Resonate both for FM sound effects.
an all-tube VCA.
three contour generators:
C1 attack-release type feeds the VCA

Radical Custom Hot Pink Jackson Pollock KORG MicroKORG

via this auction

"This synth not only looks radical it also plays and sounds amazing. It is 100% fully functional and comes from a clean smoke free home."

That's actually pretty nice. My kid would get a kick out of me playing it.

Roland D550 SN 845516

via this auction

Update: Roland D50 in a rack.

Roland SH 1 analog mono synthesiser

via this auction

Moog Opus 3 rebuild (by Synthpro)

Published on Apr 29, 2016 synthpro

"This is a sick little Opus 3 that came into my shop, had a articulation issue for mode 2 which I found to be a bad 4007 and suffers from two bad divider IC's.

I take you on a trip of theory of operation and what makes it different from other moog models."

Moog Opus 3 Rebuild

Published on May 5, 2016 synthpro

"This is a video I made of the updates to the Moog opus 3 I have been working on for Jason.

Thanks for watching and take care,

Moog Sub Phatty Doepfer Ms-404 Korg Sq-1 Jam

Published on Mar 11, 2016 Florian Willuhn

Moog Sub Phatty Voltage Controlled Filter

Published on Apr 4, 2016

"Playing with my Sub Phatty using the Korg Sq1 to control the Filter."

synthesizer synthesizer synthesizer

Published on Apr 28, 2016 Florian Willuhn

doepfer ms 404
korg sq 1
better echorder ec 444
mfb 503

Supercooler Sound

Ece 362 'UPTON FUNK' next level synthesizer

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Nick Upton

And so it begins... This is how it all starts folks. Curious if we will see any creations from him or his team mates in the future. I remember the first posts on MATRIXSYNTH featuring a once unknown Tony Rolando and numerous other makers who went on to form their own companies. Many have become super successful in the synth world. There's some amazing history captured here and this is why I post things like this. You never know...

Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica Vol 2 (Trailer)

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Jean-Michel Jarre

OK, this video is obviously a music promo video and I have a strict policy of no music promo posts on the site unless you actually support the site, however... That's some mighty fine synth spotting at the start of the video. See if you can ID it all.

Clavia Nord Lead A1 - Novation Ultranova

Published on Apr 29, 2016 GIANNIS ARK

analog modeling synthesizer

Rob Papen Prisma Sounds Vol 2

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Rob Papen

"Not yet out... but here already a few more Prisma sounds"

A Four and a Half Hour Eurorack Jam Session

Day 5: Playing with Friends - Eurorack Jamsession FT Maarten Vos

Streamed live on Apr 28, 2016 Colin Benders

I had a few readers in the past ask me if it was possible to somehow have the videos on the site autoplay in order. That unfortunately is not possible the way posts on blogs like this work. This one is for them.

The video description:

"I was gonna edit the highlights into separate videos but then I did not want to.
I suggest those of you watching this shout out the timestamps you like and I will copy them to this description. enjoy!
Next one is Thursday +- 17.00 GMT +1 3/4. sort of.
See you there! and bring friends!"

Dälek Soundscapes Sound pack for Analog Rytm

Published on Apr 29, 2016 Elektron

"Dälek, pioneers of abrasive and distorted hip hop, have teamed up with Elektron for the Dälek Soundscapes Sound pack."

"Dälek, pioneers of abrasive and distorted hip hop, have teamed up with Elektron for the Dälek Soundscapes Sound pack. The samples are results and outtakes of the late night studio sessions giving birth to their geniously intense seventh album Asphalt for Eden.

Broken, melodic, beautiful: this is a brutally honest testament of both the creative process and aural aesthetics of the grinding machine known to man as Dälek."

A Quick EMS Vocoder Demo via the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio in Melbourne Victoria, AU

Make sure to click the little speaker icon on the bottom right of the player for audio if you don't hear it.

via @mess_ltd

"The awesome awesome EMS Vocoder 2000. Use it now at MESS! #messltd #ems #vocoder"

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