MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Maplin 5600s Stereo Analog Synthesizer SN LV/16

via this auction

See this post for a great repair overview and demo of the Maplin 5600s.

Arturia MINIBRUTE 2016 Cyber Future Analog Power! Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on May 3, 2016 SynthgodXXX

"Arturia MINIBRUTE Analog Synthesizer
'Cyber Future Analog Power!' by Rik Marston
100% NO TALKING! Just pure Minibrute power!!!

What an awesome synth, I am sure you will agree!
This thing has a TON of BITE. Great for Dance Music,
Trance, Acid House, EBM, IDM, Industrial, Techno.. etc.
I use it for Ambient & New AGE Space Music!
Drones, Leads, Basses, Pads & FX Etc.

Watch your volume it can get loud!
Recorded into Ableton Live 7 with
Simple Groove Delay Effects..."

Moog Model 15 iOS App Review by AfroDJMac

Published on May 3, 2016 AfroDJMac USA

Now available on iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

"Moog Model 15 is a modular synth for your iPad and iPhone. The app sounds incredible, and looks fantastic. It's making use of the power of the latest generations of iOS devices, and has really raised the bar. As you can tell from the video, I am very excited about it!!"

See this post for the detailed release, and this post for another demo that came in later in the day. You can find AfroDJMac's written review here.

Changing Rings

Published on May 3, 2016 Oxix52

"I was not trying to be musical here. This was mainly testing out a technique to change the rings using triggers from the 222e."

Funky Penthouse Groove (Clavinet, Rhodes & Moog)

Published on May 3, 2016 snolan1990

"A short work out in an old school style.

I may make a video breaking down the elements in this tune but just for quick reference the instruments are as follows.

Drums - Single Hit Samples in the Akai S900
Bass - Moog Slim Phatty
Rhodes - Yamaha Reface CP
Clavinet - Yamaha Reface CP sampled through a wah wah pedal into the Roland SP-808
Lead synth - Sequential Circuits Six-Trak
Rotary Organ - Roland Juno-60 through the Zoom MS-70CDR
String Synth - Waldorf Streichfett

All instruments sequenced via the Akai ASQ-10. All instruments non quantized with the exceptiion of the drums. If this tune were quantized it simply wouldn't work."

Live@PlasticTheater pt.2

Published on May 3, 2016 SERI@ACIDWORX

"Elektron AnalogRytm,TT-303 gizm0x custom¥&El Capistan"

Part 1 here.

Roland CMU-800R MIDI Interface Test

Published on Mar 6, 2016 DeftAudio

via this auction

See this post for a fun overview and demo of the CMU-800R, including the software, at the 2006 PNW Synth Meet. You can find additional info on the CMU-800R here and here, and of course in the archives. Note you do not get full access to the internal synth parameters, so think of this as a severely limited preset synth with TR-606 drum sounds, and CV & gate outs. Still a fascinating bit of synth history and this one has MIDI so you do not need the software to make use of it. According to this Sound on Sound article it was "the first sound module to provide multitimbral voicing, independent outputs for each section, control over other synthesizers, and sequencing."

Description from the listing:

"The CMU-800 is one of unique and rare module that was produced by Amdek and then by Roland in the past. It's a medium-sized, off-cream metallic wedge, with a barrage of jacks on the back and a bare minimum of knobs on the front. It also sported this ruddy great ribbon cable hanging out the back!

International Music Software Trade Association Endorses the Torino Synth Meet

As announced in this previous post, the Torino Synth Meet is expanding beyond hardware for this years' event, and will be including representatives from the Software Industry, including brands like Ableton, Arturia, u-he and Softube.

With that, the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) has officially endorsed the event. You can ready the announcement on the Torino Synth Meet website here.

The event is scheduled for May 28 - 29 in Torino, Italy. If you can make it, you do not want to miss this event.

Kawai Synthesizer 100f Demo

Published on May 3, 2016 VeeCeeYay Inc

"A quick little piece using only the Kawai 100f as a sound source into a looper. I just got it last night and this morning made this before I took it to a guy to fix it. It's a fun synth. I dig the flute sound.
All sounds made by Kawai 100f, some are through a delay."

Modular Techno

Modular Techno from Kirk Degiorgio on Vimeo.

ART Studios 2016

KOMA Elektronik - Superbooth16

Published on May 3, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Hayden from KOMA Elektronik takes us through their sequencer and Poltergeist at Superbooth."

Moog Model 15 for iPad Sound Preset Explored

Published on May 3, 2016 UnlikeNoise

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

See the announcement post here.

"Back to 1973 with the recreation of the Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer. They did it again. Years after Moog introduced the revolutionary Animoog for iOS they produced another mobile music making gem.

In this demonstration, I walk through some of the presets and fiddle with knobs and patch cables. That's what this iOS synthesizer is all about!"


Published on May 3, 2016 LESINDES

"WHAT AN IMPACT: KORG MINILOGUE ecounters stunning multi band V-Filter CWEJMAN QMMF-4.
This is part 2."

Part 1 here.

KORG minilogues on eBay | Korg minilogues on Amazon

Creating Tracks at Starbucks

via @Chris1a1

"I need a coffee, lets haul the whole studio to a Starbucks 💯👌🎶👍"

"Just to clarify, that's not me. It's from music battle stations on Reddit where ppl post pics of their studios :)"

sent my way via FlavioB

"HAHAHA! Dammit!!! Why not a laptop only setup??? :-) @matrixsynth"

Imagine walking in on that!

Stuff that Feels Good (Early Morning Jam)

Published on May 3, 2016 HalutioN

"iPad Samplr + Electribe 2 + MFB 522.

All hardware jam. The Mac is only used as a hub for XKey 25 because my custom midi interface wasn't ready on time :)"


Electro Faustas EF101D Dual Osc Deluxe, EF109 Drone Thing, & EF102 Photo Theremin Demos

Published on May 3, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

EF109 Drone Thing

EF102 Photo Theremin

Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synthesizer with Case

via this auction

Twisted Electrons Therapsid

via this auction

"Twisted Electrons Therapsid - Sid Chip based Synthesizer --- In excellent condition! 100% functional. If you need your Sid fix, this is the box for you."

Error Instruments Laika ,s generator .

Published on May 3, 2016 paul tas

"deep organic sound when the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2
the new sound and touch .synth of error instruments"

Bastl Rumburak Tryout Jam (Eurorack Modular Synth Jam) #TTNM

Published on May 3, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"The first jam on my Bastl Instruments Rumburak System.

Bastl Instruments wide "Rumburak" case with the following eurorack modules:
2x Grandpa & Spa Expander (granular sample player)
2x Tea Kick (drum & processor)
1x Noise Square (nosie & square wave sources)
2x Passive Multiples
1x Propusst (Triple Fixed Filter Bank)
2x Cinnamon (VCF & VCO)
1x Clutch (Quad Attenuator & Voltage Source)
2x Skis (Dual Decay Envelope & VCA)
1x Quattro Figaro (Quad VCA, VC Pan, VC Mix)
1x ABC (6-Channel Audio/CV Mixer)
1x CV Trinity & Expander (6-channel LFO/Envelope/Knob Recorder)
1x Popcorn & Expanders (Non-Linear CV/Gate Sequencer)
1x Little Nerd (Clock Processor)
1x Knit Rider (6-Channel Performance Trigger/Gate Sequencer)"

Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb Gets His First Synthesizer

Published on May 3, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb discusses his first experiences with synths, trading in his Mongoose bike for an EDP Wasp, working in Mute Records studio and using the studio as an instrument.

Bon is known for his work with his band Nitzer Ebb, as well as his roles as synthesist and sound designer for artists like Depeche Mode, The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson and many others."

ludoWic - Trautonium (Lucid Dream variation)

Published on May 3, 2016 ludoWic music

"Lucid Dream track from the EP: "Dream Content", download here:

Used gear:

- Trautonium VT (
- KNAS moisturizer
- Akai MPC 2000xl (with samples from Casio SK-1)
- Roland space echo RE-150"

Moog Releases Model 15 Modular Synthesizer for iOS

Published on May 3, 2016 Moog Music Inc

Now available on iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

Update: a quick note worth mentioning from Quincas Moreira who beta tested the app: It's a "brand new engine, they even worked directly with Apple to improve the ios's handling of heavy audio processing like this. Geert Bevin, the Dev, has said there is no dynamic voice allocation as this is a modular, all modules are constantly running, just like on a real one." You can find a list of Quincas Moreira's presets in the comments below.

"Suzanne Ciani, one of the first and most influential female electronic music composers and synthesists, creates a short sonic sketch using the Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer app. Ciani explores the custom-programmed sounds she designed in the app alongside Moog technicians as they hand-build the app's hardware modular namesake at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC.

Listen to Suzanne's full composition here:

Ciani's unique patches are available as a free expansion pack in the Model 15's in-app store.

The Moog Model 15 App is an iOS version of the iconic 1970’s instrument. It is designed to evoke the joyous experimentation and sonic bliss of it’s predecessor’s vintage hardware, the Moog Model 15 App meticulously recreates the look, feel, and sound of its highly expressive analog namesake."

And a couple of user videos:

Moog Model 15 Synthesizer - Factory Sounds Demo

Published on May 3, 2016 Synth Anatomy

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content:

"This is the new Moog Synthesizer App Model 15 based on the Model 15 Analog Modular Synthesizer."

Moog Model 15 Modular - Monster New iOS App Exclusive

Published on May 3, 2016 sonicstate

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

"In yet another beautiful studio room at the Funkhaus in Berlin, we saw a preview of the Model 15 - a lovingly emulated Moog System 15 modular modeled on iOS - sounded pretty tasty - Geert Bevin takes us through it"

Side note: Geert Bevin is the man behind the MPE: Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression MIDI specification. You can find previous posts featuring Geert and his work here, including the LinnStrument, Eigenharp, Madrona Labs Aalto, and Symbolic Sound Kyma.

iTunes: Model 15 - Moog Music Inc.

"The Moog Model 15 App is the first Moog modular synthesizer and synthesis educational tool created exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

* The Model 15 App requires iOS version 9.3 or later to work. *

Each facet of the Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer has been meticulously recreated in this application to ensure the power and transcendent sound quality of each module remains intact. The character, harmonic complexity and mystique of the Moog Model 15’s modules, from the legendary Moog 921–series oscillators and 904A Low Pass Filter, to the coveted 907 Fixed Filter Bank have been painstakingly preserved.

In order to develop the most immersive and expressive modular interface possible, the Model 15 App has been designed utilizing Apple’s new Metal advanced graphics engine. This ensures that all zooming, panning and modular patching throughout the application feels completely natural, something that would have been impossible otherwise.

The Model 15 App features both monophonic and 4-voice polyphonic operation is easily commanded via 4 seamlessly integrated controllers. Simple swipes and taps provide instant access to a traditional Moog keyboard, 1150 ribbon controller, 8-step sequencing arpeggiator and the award-winning Animoog keyboard with 22 built-in scales and polyphonic modulation capabilities.

Also included are extended features which expand the capabilities of the app beyond the traditional offerings of the hardware Moog Model 15. These include total MIDI integration, assignment for external control, use as a MIDI controller, dedicated Audio Bridge and MIDI Bridge modules, looping recorder module with overdubbing, a master ping-pong delay module and a new extension cabinet that includes additional amplifiers and voltage-controlled reversible attenuators that can be used for effects like ring-modulation.

Because the Model 15 App utilizes Apple’s Metal technology, only 64-bit devices are supported. Compatible devices include iPhone 5s or newer, iPod touch 6 or newer, iPad Air or newer, and the iPad Pro.

Additional Features
• Ships with over 160 unique presets
• Recreates the sound of a hardware Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer
• Easily share presets and recordings with anyone
• Tutorial patches to assist all experience levels
• Intuitive patching and cable coloring
• Support for landscape and portrait modes
• Voltage-controlled stereo ping-pong delay
• Expressive sequencing arpeggiator
• Moog 1150 Ribbon controller
• Real-time looping recorder with overdub and immediate sharing
• Up to two controllers on-screen (iPad only)
• Optional left-handed UI operation

• 3D Touch and Apple Pencil integration for after pressure
• Note-per-channel MIDI controllers
• Ableton Link
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
• MIDI Bridge and Audio Bridge
• 7 and 14-Bit MIDI
• MIDI Program Change
• Bluetooth LE MIDI controllers
• Typing keyboards for shortcuts and musical typing
• AudioCopy, AudioPaste and AudioShare"

Sonicstate Live Event Bristol - March 2016

Published on May 3, 2016 sonicstate

Pretty cool. I love Nick's piece on the Moog Sub 37.

In order of appearance:

Jason Jervis - (0:15)
Mark Tinley
Noizy Robot (30:50),
Gaz Williams (43:45),
Nick Batt (58:30),
Ty Unwin (1:17:27)

Get the T-Shirt! -

XBASE 888 (Digital-side), SH-101, CMU-800 demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on May 3, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"This demo is of the JoMoX XBASE 888 (utilizing solely the digital, sample-based side of the drum machine, rather than the analog voices), Roland SH-101 (doing the bassline), and Roland CMU-800 (with the arpeggio melody). The Mutable Instruments MIDIpal is sequencing the CMU and the Roland SH-101 is running off of it's own sequencer. A Roland SBX-80 is the master clock, sending MIDI clock to the XBASE and MIDIpal and triggers to the SH-101's trigger in. The mixer is a Roland M-16E and the only effect is the Boss DM-2w analog delay.

I uploaded my own samples into the XBASE 888; a mix of LinnDrum and Oberheim DMX samples. The XBASE has an 8-bit sample playback engine for 6 of it's voices and they can either be one of the stock 808/909ish samples or user uploads (via the JoMoX Win/OSX utility)."

EMS Synthi A Rare Vintage Analog Synthesizer Mono Synth AKS MkII Demo

Published on May 3, 2016 VintageSynth2013

"Sound quality isn't great because I used built in microphone on camera and built in speaker on the EMS. It will sound much much better when used with real speakers in person."

via this auction

"Here's the rare chance you've been waiting for!
Legendary EMS Synthi A.

Functional: the right speaker is not working and the noise generator also is not working, and the power cable is a little DIY. There is some wear but otherwise it is functioning great.

Cosmetics: It definitely shows wear on the outside case and a fair bit of wear on the synth face as well. This is a well used Synthi and its age shows. This is not a minty unit so be sure to check out the pictures below to make sure you like it.

Sound: The EMS Synthi A is one of the most classic legendary mono synths, and it really is worth every penny, it has such unique huge analog sound and can get a range of tones like no other synth.

This is a great chance to own a legendary synth. Don't miss out!"

Ultra Rare CLEF Computer BAND-BOX

via this auction

First one to be featured on MATRIXSYNTH.

"Here's something that you won't find everyday.

Ultra Rare, never seen on the market (probably less than a 1000 of these were produced)

CLEF BAND BOX, that is essentially an analog bass, chord machine made for the CLEF MASTER RHYTHM analog drum machine.

Here is the blurb from a sale ad from Clef 1982:

The Band-Box provides an electronic backing trio consisting of bass, drums and a chord instrument (one of 16 Waveform/Envelope combinations) with the capacity to store over 3000 User Programmable Chord changes on more than 120 different chords. Using advanced microprocessor technology, playback of 50-100 scores can be executed in any key and at a chosen tempo. Complete Music Pad is electronically indexed and stored on second battery backup . Facility exists for composition of intro, repeat chorus and code sections including multiple score sequences. sockets are provided for volume pedal and footswitches plus separate and mixed instruments outputs.

The clef master rhythm has several sounds and encoders for decay and volume, and its an expanded version of the Roland DR55, with more memory and a similar sequencer.

It comes in its custom made flight case.

This machine is sadly not working fully and the Master Rhythm sound board is missing but the sequencer pcb and everything else is there and works!!

Included are photocopies of issues of Practical electronic magazine with all the schematics and construction manual."

Korg MONO / POLY Analogue Synthesizer with Case SN 373184

via this auction

Vintage Original 1970s Oberheim Two Voice Synth + Sequencer

via this auction

"Classic synthesizer in excellent shape, fully restored and cleaned. It will be completely serviced again before shipping it will take 48 hours for a complete overhaul included in selling price.

Oberheim's first synthesizer was a single-voice mini-module called a SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module). However, in 1975, Oberheim created their first compact, programmable and polyphonic synthesizer by coupling two SEM modules to a 37-note keyboard and a simple analog sequencer. This was what became the Two Voice. Oberheim achieved a polyphonic sound not yet seen in ARP and Moog gear at the time by hard-wiring the two monophonic SEMs into the compact keyboard design.

In 1976 Oberheim came out with another module, the Polyphonic Synthesizer Programmer (see SEM). This could memorize the control voltages of many parameters for up to eight SEM modules. When these were added to the Two Voice, Oberheim finally had one of the earliest programmable and polyphonic instruments! Released alongside the Two Voice also came the Four Voice which had four SEMs installed, and a larger 49-note keyboard. And later, in 1977, a second tier was added above the four SEMs on the Four Voice to add yet another four SEMS, making the Eight Voice.

Two voices was great in 1975, and eight voices was pretty monstrous in the later seventies. But, a major drawback to these first Oberheim synths was that polyphony was achieved by having multiple modules. This meant that each voice had to be independently programmed. This also means that each voice has its own filter, making real-time filter sweeps of all your voices more than a handful! Fortunately the sequencer comes in handy for controlling each voice/module independently.

Despite its innovative features, the Two Voice was soon blown out of the water by the popular monophonic and truly polyphonic synths like the OSCar, ARP Odyssey and SH-101. The Two Voice has been used byVince Clarke and Vangelis."

Overhauled Emulator III with Custom Colored Buttons & Upgrades

via this auction

"This Emulator III sampler is in perfect working condition and excellent physical condition. Fully upgraded with front mount loading CF card reader for fast and maximum storage. Includes easy to read newly installed OLED screen and two whisper quiet upgraded cooling fans. I can also install easy to see multi-colored buttons (no additional cost). I prefer these multi-colored buttons as the factory installed black buttons are not as easy to view with the black background (see photos for a comparison).

All sliders are very smooth and have been thoroughly cleaned and calibrated. All the front push buttons and contacts have been removed and cleaned. No sticky or unresponsive contacts. The front panel has no damage and the screen graphics is exceptionally clean with nothing worn out. The outside case has some scratches to the paint- typical of any rack mount unit.

Power supply is stable an calibrated. All of the internal circuit boards have been removed and contacts cleaned. This Emu III works flawlessly. Ill also include 6 formatted and bootable CF cards for sample storage (1 GB maximum per CF card) and the official E-mu tutorial manual."

Fully Upgraded E-mu EII+ Vintage Sampler - HxC, OLED, PSU, Decals, LEDS, Sliders Etc

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"The EII+ is fully functional with the following NEW items installed: PSU, Decals, OLED display/HEX update, rotary encoders, sliders - including new resistors, HxC drive emulator with libraries/software, buttons and LEDs.

I'm sure I am forgetting a thing or two. Again, all of the parts are new. I have also installed a 'contrast' encoder to adjust the display viewing angle.

The unit functions silently and flawlessly. Both memory banks load up and sound great. The keybed was stripped down and cleaned meticulously.

This project was done right, and started out with a functioning machine, not a basket case.

Due to the new PSU, the original 5.25 drive is not powered, and has been left in place for looks only. All of the outputs are clean, and this machine sounds like nothing else."

EMU Systems Drumulator SN 4206

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"EMU Systems Drumulator in Good working condition. The unit has been tested and is fully functional."

Waldorf Rack Attack w/ Custom Yellow Fat Knobs

via this auction

Werkstatt für Musikelektronik

Published on May 3, 2016 Kanal von cms4f

"Video shows a Yamaha CS-15 synthesizer serviced at Werkstatt für Musikelektronik in Basel, Switzerland -
Camera by Andy Schmid - | Music 'Seedy Films (Instrumental)' by DMX Krew -"

KORG RADIAS **256 New sounds / patches**

Published on May 3, 2016 LF0

Available here

"256 New sounds for the Korg Radias. Not all 256 are featured here as this would have meant a video approaching one hour. The sounds are in no particular order so listen to them all obviously : )"

Barton Musical Circuits 4 Knob Sequencer

Published on May 3, 2016 boogdish

"This is a DIY synthesizer module. If you're interested in building one for yourself you can find more information at"

Live@PlasticTheater pt.1

Published on May 3, 2016 SERI@ACIDWORX

"AnalogRytm,TT-303 gizm0x custom&El Capistan"


Live@PlasticTheater pt.2

Published on May 3, 2016 SERI@ACIDWORX

"Elektron AnalogRytm,TT-303 gizm0x custom¥&El Capistan"

BARD 7-pole analog filter with Mother-32 - demo from Warstat #24 :o)=

Published on May 3, 2016 Druweed

"BARD 7-pole 0-36dB filter controlled with cv from Moog Mother-32. Slope, Cutoff freq and Resonance are cv controlled."


BARD 7-pole analog filter in Dub with Mother-32 - demo from Warstat #25 :o)=

Ladik + Cwejman Modular Dark Wave by Hyboid [HQ Audio]

Published on May 3, 2016 Astro Chicken's Modular Stuffing

"Bassline: Ladik H-020 Harmonics Generator fed by sine wave from Doepfer A-143-9 Quadrature LFO (acting as an audio VCO here). Filtered by STG Sea Devils Filter, modulated by Ladik C-214 ADSR envelope generator.

Bassdrum: Ladik D-333 Rom Player (Vermona Soundset)
triggered by Ladik S-080 Resetable divider
Snaredrum: Ladik D-333 (Snare1 Soundset)
triggered by Ladik S-180 sequencer
Hihat: MFB Drum-07
triggered by Mutable Instruments Branches

Sequence 1: Cwejman VCO-2RM (VCO 1 sine wave + VCO 2 sync)
filtered by Cwejman DMF-2 (left channel), cutoff modulated by Ladik C-211 DADSR – delayed ADSR envelope

Sequence 2: Ladik O-111 VCO4 w. LFO mode filtered by Cwejman DMF-2 (right channel), cutoff modulated by Synthesis Technology E355 Morphing Dual LFO and Doepfer A-148 Dual Sample&Hold

Bass drone: MFB Kraftzwerg

Pitch CV: 2x Ladik S-180 + S-183 sequencer system
Ladik Q-010 Easy Quantizer

Audio delay: Synthrotek Echok Echo"

NR Synth Alligator Part 4

Published on May 3, 2016 Pulsophonic

"Démo of Nr Synth Alligator with Electron Analog Rhythm ver 1.30. Reverb and delay of Strymon Big Sky and Timeline."

All parts here.

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