MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Dave Smith Instruments PROPHET-6 Demo & Review

Published on May 5, 2016 musictrackjp

"Dave Smith Instruments PROPHET-6 & Desktop Module with vintage Prophet-5.

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Also see the OB-6 Demo & Review by Katsunori UJIIE here.

Beatstep Pro × moog mother32 | Novation Circuit × Beatstep Pro

Published on May 5, 2016 tasuku0676

Mother selfsequence

Novation Circuit × Beatstep Pro

Published on May 5, 2016

Dr. AiRBass99

Sonic - Green Hill Zone (Sega Genesis Music) - Casio CZ-1

Published on May 5, 2016 MrCaliforniaD

"All sounds played on a Casio CZ-1 except for the drums.

No effects were added.

The drum part has been played on a Yamaha TG33."

The Crowminius Desktop Analog Synthesizer Now on Kickstarter

You might remember Scott Rider's (aka the Old Crow) Crowminius from back in 2015. It is now on Kickstarter seeking funding. Click through for full details and funding levels. The Crowminius is a Minimoog inspired analog monophonic synth.

Some details captured for the archives:

"The Crowminius is a desktop analog monophonic music synthesizer built in the spirit of Dr. Moog's famous Model D.

The Crowminius is a complete desktop monophonic analog music synthesizer inspired by Dr. Robert Moog's legendary Minimoog model D. The Crowminius is constructed from standard components with no esoteric parts and is fitted into a sleek aluminum attache case for easy portability.

The Crowminius features an Atmel MIDI control front-end based on the ATMEGA328P chip, the same as used in the popular Arduino Uno. The open-source firmware supports MIDI note, velocity and aftertouch as well as MIDI pitch and mod wheel support. An optional LCD can be installed to monitor system functions but it is not necessary. In the case of interfacing with vintage pre-MIDI gear such as the classic Minimoog, modular synthesizers and modern instruments that offer the necessary control signals, the unit can be operated from pitch control voltage and choice of voltage trigger or switch trigger jacks.

The Crowminius features three full-range oscillators (tone generators) that each can be set via rotary switches from sub-sonic frequencies through a set of "organ stops" (octaves) from 32' (bass) to 2' (high soprano). Each oscillator has six waveforms also set by rotary switch to provide the harmonic spectra used to create various sounds.

Oscillators 1 and 2 each feature individual pulse-width modulation generators--a feature not found on the vintage model D--and oscillator 3 can be set to act as a "control oscillator" to provide vibrato and filter modulation by use of the on-board modulation control or by MIDI modulation commands from a remote controller.

The Crowminius has an on-board white/pink/red noise generator that can be used to create audio effects such as wind and surf sounds, but the noise source can also be used as a modulation source. Another feature included on Crowminius that makes use of the noise generator is a "sample/hold" circuit that uses oscillator 3 in control mode as a clock to trap the noise signal levels and provide a series of stepped random modulation voltages.

These signals are all presented to the 4-pole ladder filter and control amplifer, an all-discrete transistor (no chips!) circuit combination that defined the sound of 1970s progressive rock. The filter has dedicated controls for tracking and modulation, and the filter and amplifier each have their own contour generators to control the dynamics of your sound.

Other features include an external audio input into the filter, a "locking" portamento/glide circuit for moving from note to note in solo style, and a "decay mute" feature which allows immediate muting of notes when keys are released. Both the glide and decay mute functions can be operated by external footswitches if needed.

Finally, two essential performance features are provided. A reference tone at A-440 ("concert A") can be enabled for precise instrument tuning. This tone is created by the microcontroller using a direct-digital synthesis algorithm that outputs a very accurate PWM-modulated sine tone. Secondly, a dedicated headphone jack and headphone volume control allow the performer to mute the instrument, set up a new voice patch, tune up and and un-mute right back into a live session without disrupting the performance.

The entire Crowminius system is powered from a single 12VAC, 500mA wall-pack power supply, with provision to allow the use of two supplies for improved supply operation.

The best part about all this is: the Crowminius already exists! The Crowminius was originally presented as a DIY project to synthesizer enthusiasts in early 2015, but as so many people have asked about a pre-assembled version it was decided to offer a production run with an initial goal of shipping 100 units. To this end the design has already been reworked for surface-mount assembly, with the production prototype being hand-built and fully tested before committing the SMT assembly line to production.

More information is online at"

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Demo & Review

Published on May 5, 2016 musictrackjp

"Dave Smith Instruments / Tom Oberheim OB-6 with Vintage OB-8.

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."


Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Demo & Review [English Captions]

Published on May 5, 2016 musictrackjp

"Dave Smith Instruments / Tom Oberheim OB-6 with Vintage OB-8.

DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."


Published on May 5, 2016 CLASSIC VINTAGE

"Oberheim's Matrix 12 is a legendary analog synthesizer"

Modular Jam 52

Published on May 5, 2016 ngarjuna

"Some Patch Notes:
Sync Leads (Distorted and Non)
Sequencer 1 driving
Cranial Saw sync enveloped by PEG1 - Post Lawsuit Filter enveloped by PEG2 enveloped by Dual ADSR1 - Classic VCA enveloped by Dual ADSR2

West Coast Pluck Patches
Rene - Sputnik2 FM'd by Sputnik 1 into Timbre modulated by Pittsburgh Oscillator triangle - Optomix1 enveloped by Maths triggered by Wogglebug random trigger
Rene - STO shape modulated by a mix of deformed FM'd Rubicon sine and Wogglebug (Rene into heart IN) stepped out, FM'd through uVCA by Sputnik2 Triangle - Optomix2 - Maths FALL modulated by Rene unquantized CV

Spectral Multiband Woo Patch
Rene providing trigger sequence striking the inputs on the SMR
Rotate CV from Wogglebug stepped
Res CV from Sequencer 1 square LFO
Outputs to Optomix 1 and 2, no envelopes

Percussion Patch Uno
Sputnik1 - Timbre CV IN from PEG1 - Optomix2 enveloped by Maths1 (clocked) struck by Rene trigger sequence
Sputnik2 FM'd by Sputnik1 sine via uVCA modulated by audio rate sine from Pittsburgh Oscillator
Wogglebug (clocked, fed pitch) ringmod - Optomix1 DAMP modulated by PEG2 and enveloped by Maths4 (triggered by a Rene gate sequence)

Percussion Patch Dos
Rene - STO Lin FM'd by its own SUB OUT via Optomix1 enveloped by Maths, shape modulated by Rene unquantized OUT
Into Optomix2 enveloped by Maths4 modulated FALL from Wogglebug stepped

East Coast Bass Patch
Sequencer 1 pushing
Rubicon distorted sigmoid - .MIX - Post Lawsuit Filter modulated by pitch, PEGs via OR output and a Minimod envelope into the AMOUNT input
Minimod envelope opening the uVCA"

Inverted Actuator Manipulation

Published on May 5, 2016 Data Broth

"Elektron role reversal using sculpture samples on the Rytm for the melody and drum patches on the A4 with a swap using macros."

Let's Make Some Noise!

Published on May 5, 2016 Dudadius

"Creating some dark elements. Three components: Shapeshifter noise pulse, Synth Tech morphing drone, Akemies Castle rising pitch noise."

Casio in the Space (Casiotone 501& Boss Space Echo & Boss dm-100 Delay)

Published on May 5, 2016 Vintage Sounds

"All sounds from the Casiotone 501
Delays from Boss Space Echo Re-20 & Boss dm-100 Dlay Machine)

Boss Space Echo is the left pan delay of the stereo & Boss dm-100 the right pan

I hope you enjoy it!!"


Published on May 5, 2016 Jason Basson

"I made a new video about the very rare Cactus.The day before I connected cables so I could trigger 6 modules of the Cactus. The end result you see here. Enjoy!"

There have only been two previous Cactus posts on the site, both on the Desert Drums.

The ZZYZX Society Featuring Jill Fraser, Peter Grenader, and Chas Smith Live in Joshua Tree May 28

"We are pleased to announced the premier performance of The zZyzx Society electro-acoustic ensemble - live at Bobby Furst's FURSTWURLD in Joshua Tree, CA May 28th: 7PM.

Join Jill Fraser (electronics), Peter Grenader (electronics) and Chas Smith (tuned percussion) for a night of peace in the desert in person, or via web simulcast."

Peter Grenader is the man behind Plan b and EAR synths.

Eurorack + Elektron Dub Tech Jam: Emerald Sands

Published on May 5, 2016 SB-SIX

"A deep dubby jam with elektron and modular gear. Percussion is from the Analog Rytm, A4 mainly used as sequencer. Deep chords from mfb osc 3 thru synth tech e440 and sob, fed into clouds and erbeverb. Rings does the fm sounds."

Moog Opus 3 Rebuild Part 2 (by Synthpro)

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,

All parts here.


via this auction

White one here.

Reaktor Blocks - Superbooth16

Published on May 5, 2016 DivKidVideo

"I had a good time meeting Jan from Native Instruments as we'd previously met online chatting about modular and I bought a Turing Machine from him (fun fact). He takes us through the new Reaktor Blocks update integrating plenty of gear while he's at it."

The Creator of The Packrat's Anything Comics #11 Featuring a Minimoog

This one in via Dave of, creator of the synth centric Packrat series.

"Got this new strip going where I chisel ideas from my faithful readers and incorporate them into comics within unexpected contexts. Someone wanted to see a Minimoog, so they got a Minimoog..."

Left: "All right, here's the eleventh ANYTHING COMICS! In honor of, uh, the last comic being the tenth one, this one's got a record-smashing TEN SUGGESTIONS hidden within! Here they all are:

Amy P. ("a dragon vying with a jellyfish for dominion"), Jay B. ("Prince vs. Jesus in a 1-on-1 basketball game"), Jayne P. ("a Herd of Umlauts"), Drew N. ("role-playing board games"), Xeth F. ("circles"), M.B. ("the creator of Anything Comics worshiping Puffed Rice cereal while watching Dexter in a Purple Rain shower"), Angelo S. ("I have an extensive project in mind, no budget but lots of exposure"), Scott Little ("wind"), Bill H. ("unemployment"), and Mike M. ("two white rats being caught by their owner in the act of paying his Minimoog").

Time to start thinking about what you want me to draw for #12!" You can chime in on the Anything Comics Facebook page here.

Love the Prince reference.

Rockin the Circuit Update Hardtek Style

Published on May 4, 2016 HardtekStudios

"I made this video as a demo for some of the main new features of the Circuit. All four drum tracks are Hardtek custom samples recorded from real drums and have been modified, layered & processed. Both synth patches are from one custom synth patch programmed differently using the synth encoders and the send fx. I already loved the Circuit, but with all the new features added it has become a very powerful music workstation."

Novation Circuit Review & iPad Editor
Novation Circuits on eBay | Novation Circuits on Amazon

Koka’s Beat Machines

Koka's Beat Machine No. 1 from nikoladze on Vimeo.

"Koka's beat machines are purely mechanical musical instruments, which are manually programmable and produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns."

Koka's Beat Machine No. 2 from nikoladze on Vimeo.

Koka's beat machines are electromechanical musical instruments, which are programmable and produce different kinds of rhythmic and melodic patterns.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 Rare Vintage Analog Synthesizer Synth SCI P5 Demo

Published on May 5, 2016 VintageSynth2013

"Apologize for poor quality sound, it's using a low-end speaker and built in camera mic so it doesn't sound so great, but in person it's huge analog tone."

VintageSynth2013 on eBay

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Keyboard PEK

via this auction

Some great, intense color saturation in some of these shots.

Moog Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue Synth Synthesizer

via this auction

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 015 - The Rusher

Published on May 5, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 039-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 016-

This patch uses the midi recording feature as well as the envelope oscs. Midi notes were recorded before shooting the video. The envelope osc is used to modulate OSC 1s PWM in and OSC 2s FM in.
Patchsheet is linked below.


Bon Harris On The Roland Scooper

Published on May 5, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb demonstrates how he uses the Roland Aira Modular EFX Scooper module with the Intellijel Mutamix to slice, crush and distort the sound of his Eurorack system.

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."


via this auction

Alesis A6 Andromeda Analog Synthesizer SN (21)A60500491

via this auction

"Everything works perfectly, all 16 voices in tune. It has been checked and serviced by Advanced Musical Electronics.

The C2, D2 and E2 keys have been replaced. Those 3 new keys look brighter than the other keys.

There are also some scratches and blemishes."

Roland SH-09 Analog Monosynth Synthesizer

via this auction

Faemi-1M Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Polyphonic analog synthesizer ", Faemi-1M (Kachkanarsky released on the radio) has a 4 octave keyboard. In the basis of the synthesis uses a single master oscillator, a generator of infra-low frequency filter low frequency amplifier. The control panel is divided into five sections: generator, timbre, vibrato, filter, amplifier.

Control knobs:
GENERATOR section: decay, tuning, glissando
The TIMBRE section: piano, strings, harpsichord, wind
section VIBRATO (generator of INCH): frequency, depth, delay
FILTER section: attack, decay, pedestal, damping, frequency, resonance, modulation
AMPLIFIER section: volume
Engineer Alexander Reunov, designer Andrey Petukhov, made in PRC 'Formanta'"

Электроника ЭМ 04 Demo

Published on May 5, 2016 Тимур Рыжов

"Электромузыкальный инструмент Электроника ЭМ 04

В инструменте один задающий генератор, исключающий возможность расстройки инструмента в процессе эксплуатации, позволяющий смешать строй инструмента на октаву (слалом-эффект) и производить подстройку инструмента на +/- 1/4 тона. Разделение мануала на две части позволяет независимо устанавливать громкость и характер звучания соло и аккомпанемента."

Faemi 1M Demo

Published on May 5, 2016 Тимур Рыжов

Синтезатор Фаэми 1М

Vermona Synthesizer (1980-East Germany) Demo

Published on May 5, 2016 Тимур Рыжов

"Analog syntheizer Vermona
Polyphony - Monophonic
Oscillators - 2 VCO's with Pulse, Ramp, Square and Noise waveforms
LFO - 1 LFO section with Speed, VCF-Modulation, and Delay
Filter - Analog 24 dB/oct with Brilliance, CutOff, Resonance, Contour
VCA - Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Keyboard - 44 keys
Memory - None (5 Presets for VCF, 1 User; 5 presets for VCA, 1 User)
Control - None"

KORG 03R/W | The Most Fascinating Soundscapes | HD DEMO

Published on May 5, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the KORG 03R/W digital synthesizer from 1992 - The Most Fascinating Soundscapes.

All sounds come from a single Korg 03R/W played live (I played only programs, not combis) without additional effects - right from the stereo outputs of the Korg 03R/W. I played factory sounds and sounds from the ROM CARD "Sound Alternatives - UPC-11". With this card, you get a library of fantastic digital synth sounds.

Soundwise, it is similar to the Korg Wavestation, it has many VS waveforms from the Wavestation series, and also the effect processors sound very similar. But there is no Vector Synthesis nor Wave Sequencing. But instead it's much easier to program than the Wavestation SR.

The 03R/W can be seen as the successor of the Korg M3R (but is has a different sound structure - the sound structure is like on the M1). The 03 is basically a downgraded Korg 01R/W, but it has different waveforms, so it sounds different and takes less space in your rack.

To my ears, it sounds better than the Korg 01/W and better than its then rival Yamaha TG55. It's also very cheap, it's a good choice if you like digital synth sounds from the nineties!

Jean Michel Jarre used the 03R/W."

ARP Odyssey & Korg Polysix - ghost of the machines

Published on May 5, 2016 Bruno Ender Lee

"performed live, May 5. 2016

ARP ODYSSEY and arpeggiator sound from KORG POLYSIX, connected with the external audio-input of the Odyssey
...just some experimental sounds..."


Published on May 5, 2016 LESINDES

"PART 2 --- Here is some more stuff featuring DOEPFER TRAUTONIUM FORMANT FILTER A-104. How does it sound filtering such a fabulous machine like the SEQUENTIAL PROPHET 6 with this filter???
Listen to the results here an in the next clip to come!!!"

Part 1 here.


Published on May 5, 2016 LESINDES


VGM #74: Mine Cart Madness (Donkey Kong Country)

Published on May 4, 2016 Ace Waters

"I am working hard at finishing this DKC album. So this week, by popular request I bring you my arrangement of Mine Cart Madness. I wanted to make it nice and groovy. Hopefully you enjoy the direction this one went in."

Patch n Tweak

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