MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sines O' Bop

Published on May 24, 2016 Paul Dither

"This piece features nine tracks of the Dave Smith Instruments' synthesizer Pro 2 recorded directly into Ableton Live."

Intellijel Atlantis

via this auction

Details on the Intellijel Atlantis first went up on December 26, 2013 here.


via this auction

"It has been fully tested and it works great! The LCD backlight works too! It's in good cosmetic condition - the front panel is especially very clean - please see the photos attached to this listing. (There are a few minor scratches from normal use on the top & back of the unit, and some tape residue on the top & side. The rubber middle portion of the power button is missing - but this does not impact functionality). Note: There are some pop-noises that occur when using the main outs - to avoid this, the headphone output jack must be used instead, which works great & sounds pristine! Comes with the power cord, OS 2.13 floppy disc, a free external zip-drive with a top-quality 25-pin cable. Also included for free is a zip-disc full of great patches to get you started!

Emu Emulator EIII Rack 16 bit Sampler

via this auction

via the listing: "replaced the hard drive with a new fujitsu(I think it's a 1,000 mb but the EIII can only utilize 800mb)Upgraded to the 2.40 os and shelved it-no time on the HD and has spent all this time in a smoke free air conditioned environment.This an 8mb version and the original selling price was $15k.It has curtis analog filter chips ,sequencer,and 16 individual outs as well as stereo outs.This one is missing the sample input knob."

Ult Sound DS-4 (unique percussion synth) SN 970338

via this auction

"For sale is the Ult Sound DS-4 – a great-sounding ultra-rare Japanese 4 channel analogue drum synth with unique cascade triggering option - accessed by pulling individual channel sensitivity knobs.

An instrument that produces both analog drums and strange sounds. Nice high quality pots and sliders build to last. It is possible to concatenate all the sections for make sequences, great for experimental music.

Made by Toyo Gakki and was widely used by the Yellow Magic Orchestra.

This is the rarer of the two models that were originally designed. A black face model and this blue and yellow design. This particular unit was one previously used by Mr. Takahashi.

The unit comes as a whole set with all original drum pads, power supply, accessories and a hard case, as seen in the photos. It uses a 100V power supply with 12V input voltage.

There are currently no known issues with this unit, it is fully operational.

Cosmetically the unit is in good condition, given it's age. One portion has rust as seen in one of photos, besides that they are a few very minor scuffs.

Also it is worth mentioning, that slight crackle sound may occur when these vintage units are not used for a very long time but this will soon clear with use."

Testing LudusLab Trio V. 3.12

Published on May 24, 2016 Ludus Pinsky

Elektor Formant DIY semi-modular system.  Note the lack of patch chords.  Connections are internal. You can see what the back of a different system wired up here.

Yamaha CS20m & CS40m Restorations (Part 1) - Overview and Repairs

Published on May 24, 2016 GOLT !

"The CS20m & CS40m Restorations. This video shows the CS20m repair. It was totally dead, with CPU problems, CV problems, analogue voice issues, the works. There was a lot to do!"

Sample & Hold In A Eurorack Modular Synth

Published on May 24, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"An important synthesis technique, Sample & Hold takes a variable or alternating current, such as an LFO or noise, and (as the name suggests) takes a sample of that incoming voltage and holds it."

A Buchla Music Easel Cake for Alessandro Cortini

How cool is that!

"It tasted as good as it looked. Thank you Chubby Cheek Cakes! Photos by Dave Tada"

via Emilie, sent my way via Alessandro Cortini who claims to now be vintage at age 40. Vintage but never old!

Happy birthday Alessandro! :)

Easel Ambient Palette Patch Three

Published on May 24, 2016 Todd Barton

"The third and probably final patch in this series. Be sure to checkout the first patch video for context and orientation [you can find all parts here]

I'm now turning my attention to my blog where there will be additional information on these patches in a few days: and finally, for a better audio version of the final piece in the above video:"

Claus Martin - Going Modular - Test 24

Published on May 22, 2016 csmcrckrs

Sequence: Theis Modular Synthesizer
Bass: Moog Voyager
Pads: Roland JX-3P, Creamware Pro 12
Leads: Roland JX-3P, Moog Voyager, Creamware Pro 12
Drums, FX, Arrangement & Mixing done with Ableton Live
Doepfer Sequencer is only included for the blinkenlights ;-

Vintage ARP Odyssey 2800 MKI Whiteface Tonus

via this auction

Deep Ambient Stereo Music (w/ OP-1, iPad Crystalline & Eurorack Modular Synth) #TTNM

Published on May 24, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Got out the OP-1, the awesome Crystalline reverb iPad app and the Bastl Rumburak Eurorack Modular Synth for some deeeeep ambient music.

The Eurorack patch is just two of the Bastl GrandPa's stock samples plus some noise, with stereo modulation from the Errorinstruments Hard Candy and Bastl CV Trinity through the Quattro Figaro VC Panner and ABC stereo mixer.

The OP-1 is also patched into the ABC mixer form where the stereo audio sum goes into the iPad Air 2 Crystalline reverb app, via a Behringer UCA-202 USB audio interface. Using the Audiobus app, I send the audio from the input, through Crystalline to AudioShare, where it's recorded.

Questions or comments? Go ahead and post them below! :) Thanks for watching! Check out my channel for more Synthesizer Music.

Audio gear used:
- Teenager Engineering OP-1 digital wonder synth
- Apple iPad Air 2 w/ Audiobus, Crystalline reverb and AudioShare apps
- Bastl Instruments big Rumburak Eurorack modular synth w/ 2x GrandPa, CV Trinity, Quattro Figaro, 2x Cinnamon, Errorinstruments Hard Candy, etc

My always up-to-date modular synths on ModularGrid:
Klangbau Rack:

Filmed with a Canon 500d (Rebel T2i)."

Waldorf MicroWave 1 OS2 Demo by RossT

"This is a demo of some sounds produced with a 1989 Waldorf Microwave synthesizer featuring the OS2 operating system which allows for more extensive waveform options such as speech synthesis, PWM, Karplus Strong, and wave shaping synthesis."

PIXELSYNTH: How sound an image of an Moog Minimoog?

Published on May 24, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"PIXELSYNTH is a free browser Image Synthesizer. With Pixelsynth you can transform any image in sound. I try it out with an image of a vintage Moog Minimoog ;) You can try it out here:"

Another Moog Prodigy Restoration (by Synthpro) & New Expansion Pedal in the Works

Published on May 24, 2016 synthpro

Note at 2:40 he mentions a new expansion pedal he is working on.

"Hi everyone,

This is another sick prodigy that now has a new look on life, it was in very rough shape when I got it but now sings great.

The wood was spray painted black and oscillator 2 had a tracking issue.

The oscillator issue was a bad current source, it was holding temp but the actual voltage to current conversion circuits were too weak to deliver the needed current to drive the oscillator correctly.

Now all is well as you can see and really proud with the outcome.

Thanks for watching,

Chiptunes & Preset Keyboard Reviews by 8-bit Keys

Published on Apr 7, 2016 8-Bit Keys

This one in via Soviet Space Child. The above is a playlist of all videos from 8-Bit Keys. He goes over various preset keyboards from Yamaha, Casio and the Commodore 64 along with a few demos. Enjoy the ride!

Square Wave Delight - Yamaha PSS-30 and PSS-130
WarHawk game music remade on Yamaha PSR-36
Restoring and review of the 1983 Yamaha MK-100
Installing dual SID chips in your Commodore 64 with SID 2 SID
The Incredible Musical Keyboard for the Commodore 64
Repairing a FedEx damaged MIDI keyboard Yamaha PSR-36
Yamaha PSS-270 Retro-Keyboard Full Review
Carol of the Toy Keyboards
Techno Music on Vintage Toy Keyboard Yamaha PSS-270
Casio VL-TONE VL-1 Full Review
Commando High Score Music performed on Yamaha PSR-32
Lemmings Music #1 performed on Casio SK-1
Lemmings Music #1 Performed on Casio SA-76
Full Review of the Casio PT-80 keyboard
Creating the Intro music on a Yamaha PSS470
The Miracle Piano hardware restoration and review
Ultima VI Introduction Music performed on vintage Yamaha PS-55

Boucle Technoïde #11 - ALM Akemi's Castle + TipTop TOMS909

Published on May 24, 2016 Modularsquare

"Having fun with the beloved ALM Akemi's Castle and TipTop Audio drums modules. Don't forget to add a Mutable Instruments Clouds to open a gate to other dimensions.

100% modular synths, no external FX, no computer, no editing = fun.

Patch description :

Audio :
- Bassline : ALM Akemi's Castle voice A - MI Streams - Main output
- Weird Lead : ALM Akemi's Castle voice B - Clouds - Main output
- Kick/Toms : TipTop Audio TOMS909 - Main output
- Snare : TipTop Audio SD808 - Main output

Sequencers :
- Intellijel Metropolis - ALM Akemi's Castle voice A
- Doepfer A-157-1 - TipTop Audio drums modules

You will find all those instruments here :


Nous sommes Modularsquare, une boutique spécialisée dans les instruments de musique électroniques et une communauté d'artistes qui se réunie une fois par mois.

Pour consulter l'agenda de nos rencontres c'est par ici
Notre blog :

Les photos de nos rencontres :
Notre showroom est ouvert au public du mardi au samedi de 13h45 à 18h45"

E-Pro Spirit Synthesizer Demo

Published on May 24, 2016 Vintage Works


via this auction

See here for some previous posts on KLONE.

Korg EX-800 Vintage Programmable Analog Synth Module w/ Orig Box SN 002127

via this auction

"Up for sale is Korg EX-800 Analog Programmable Polyphonic synthesizer / sound module, a rack-mount version of the classic POLY-800.

The unit appears to be functioning fine as being tested, all the knobs and buttons working fine, including writing program and sequencer functions.

Cosmetically the unit is in beautiful near mint condition as you can see. There are only some very minor signs of wear and usage, and obviously have been looked after very well. I'm including plenty of pictures so you can see exactly how it looks.

Comes in Original Korg EX-800 Box.
I'm also including the Original Korg KAC-301 AC adapter that works on 100V, and Original Rack Ears that seems unused."

Access Virus Indigo synthesizer (37-note Virus B) with custom hard road case

via this auction

"First released in late 2000, the Access Virus Indigo offered players a uniquely powerful, versatile and hands-on virtual analog synth in a compact package.

15 years on, it's a classic – but not just for nostalgia. Compare it with similar new synths and you'll notice its powerful synthesis engine, flexible input/output processing and revered modulation matrix (in particular) continue to hold their own.

It offers high-end features that remain high-end now – including 24-bit/18-bit AD/DA converters, 24 voices (4 oscillators per voice) and a remarkable number of effects plus vocoder.

This particular unit has been kept in storage (in a custom-fitted, lockable road case) for the past few years (owing to available studio space and a busy schedule); it hasn't been gigged nor taken on tour since I've owned it. It's time for someone to make better use.

Solid road cases for these instruments are notoriously rare and expensive (as high as USD$385 … crazy, I know) – yet essential for this solid monster of a keyboard. That work is taken care of; please take that into account when considering your bids.

Once particularly coveted by trance producers, this German-made synth (part of a long line of celebrated Virus models) is suited to all kinds of electronic music, especially to those keen to explore its deep programmability."

E-MU EMAX II Turbo Vintage Sampling Keyboard SN 06100636

via this auction

Oberheim DMX Drum Machine With 16 alternate ROMs and Factory MIDI/Memory

via this auction

"Vintage 80's Oberheim DMX drum machine

Very clean. excellent cosmetics.

Tested working fine. All buttons and sliders function. sound at mix out is good. records, plays and remembered patterns after shutdown.

Includes owners manual. Uses standard power cable (not included).

includes 16 extra percussion and effects sounds on EPROMs. These are untested.

Due to it's age, this unit is sold as is.

DMX tutorial -"


via this auction

"The Cheetah MS6 is a six voice polyphonic/multitimbral synthesizer module with digitally controlled oscillators and resonant analog filters. It is similar to the Oberheim Matrix 1000 but it has better features and it is much harder to find. Soundwise it is closer to the vintage analog synthesizers of the 80's, booming bass, lush strings, detuned pads and FM type bells. Programming on the MS6 isn't easy, so you will need to use an editor to get the most out of it, however it's well worth the effort. The monophonic output has never bothered me as I played it through a guitar reverb/delay box and the sound has always been amazing."

FingerBeat for iOS Overview & Performance Video

Quick overview [ FingerBeat for iOS ]

Published on May 22, 2016 FingerStudio

iTunes: FingerBeat - Sergio Barbosa

"Simple breakdown of FingerBeat views.
- Pads & Keyboard: What you play here appears in the sequencer
- Sequencer: packed with expandable patterns, note editor. mixer & fx.
- Beat History: A list of your most recent projects. Notepad & mic fx.
- TapeRecord. Touch your sound, edit and drag clips to pads."

FingerBeat - Performance Demo [ Kill Kode ]

Published on May 21, 2016

"Performance Demo of FingerBeat for iOS featuring:
- Using Pads
- Scratch over your original beat using TapeRecord"

What's New in Version 2.2 as of Feb 23
- Pads now support stereo sounds
- New sounds, kits and genres
- UI refinements for iPhonePlus and iPad Pro
- Bug Fixes

MachineDrum Unboxing with Cat

Published on Jul 28, 2012 carianoff

"Didn't see an actual unboxing for the Machinedrum so I just went ahead an made one. My cat Rikku quickly got involved in the process."

via CatSynth!


Published on May 24, 2016 EXPLORING AUDIO


Rochester Chip was a monthly event series I organized in Rochester, NY, dedicated to promoting artists and groups who use the sound chips of retro computers and video game consoles to create new original music. On November 11th, 2010, we held the first Rochester Chip event which featured Anamanaguchi, Starscream, George and Jonathan, and my band, Revengineers. Over the next two years, we organized 25 monthly events with over 80 different performers.

This all built up to December 8th, 2012, with the ROCHESTER CHIP FESTIVAL, a full music festival co-sponsered by WITR and the Rochester Institute of Technology. The event featured nine musical acts, two visualists, workshops, games, and more.

This was by far the biggest and most complicated event I’d ever organized and on top of everything else, I wanted to film it.

Since I was a performer at the event, I wouldn’t be able to film it myself and so I turned to long time friend Dan Gocek ( Director of Hoodalabeep ) for help. We pooled our gear, borrowed more equipment and asked friends to help shoot additional footage. In the end, we were left with almost 300 GB of files to edit.

I began posting a few performances as stand alone videos but it was always my intention to edit a single concert film out of the footage. Four years later, here we are.

These bands are some of my best friends and greatest musical heroes. Please check out all of their pages and music if you’re not already familiar.

Also, download a live compilation cd of the festival at"

Twin Stags: Stereo Sync on Synth

Published on May 24, 2016 theonetrueaen

"I play Synth. We all play synth.
Anyway... Here's a pair of Twin Stags (which makes 4 stags) Synced up via the CV ins and outs working on separate audio signals. A Moog Sub Phatty, and a Sub 37.
I hope this plants a seed in your mind! The wonders of CV hardware!"

Korg EMX and Eventide Space - Dreamy ambient synth demo

Published on May 23, 2016 MIDERA

"Track title: It must have ended somewhere
Korg EMX and Eventide Space

Canon 5D mark ii
Sears Auto 50mm f/1.4"

FutureBox: DIY Analog filterbox

Published on May 24, 2016 vinnui

"This handbuilt filterbox is a dual unit with 2 types of filters, in a desktop format.

- Minimoog Model D VCF, with CV in
- EMS VCS3 type VCF, with CV in
- 2 LFOs, for each filter
- 2 fuzz/distortion unit, for each filter
- 2 preamps, with overdrive
- mixer

More pictures:"

D16 Group Teaser for PunchBOX - The Bass Drum Synthesizer

Published on May 24, 2016 d16group

"Teaser of PunchBOX - The Bass Drum Synthesizer"

Bastl ABC: 6-Channel Mixer Demo #TTNM

Published on May 24, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"The Bastl Instruments ABC Eurorack module is a 6-Channel audio and CV mixer, which can also be used for stereo mixing and overdriving signals.

... no idea why I kept saying "E,D,F" instead of "D,E,F". Hopefully my primary school teachers don't see this XD"

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