MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016

Roland TR-606 Emulation Coming to the TR-8

A little surprise from Roland on 6/06 day.

"Expansion for the #RolandAIRA #tr8 #aira"

The image of 606 has been added alongside the TR-707 and TR-727 in the Drum Machine Expansion 7X7-TR8.

No word on when it arrives.

Super 80s Kit - Thomas Dolby inspired - Simmons SDS8 - Roland MKS-7 - Beatstep Pro

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"Was listening to Thomas Dolby today and reading some stuff about his song 'She Blinded Me With Science'. Came home and put my Simmons SDS8 and Roland MKS-7 to good use making a Super 80s Kit! Yeah! Any similarity between this little jam and the above-mentioned song is, well, kind of intentional. Dolby was such a huge synth influence on me. Here is how it's all set up: The drum track on the BSP has 5 pads going out through drum gates to the Simmons, and the rest of the pads are being sent via MIDI to the MKS-7. I used the Arturia software to map the pads to where they needed to be to trigger the TR707 sounds in the MKS-7. Channels 1 and 2 on the BSP are going to the Melody and Bass tracks of the MKS-7 respectively. Enjoy!"

Korg K3 Maxikorg duophonic mode

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Sjobeck7

"The low end sounds radical but can't get through the camera mic."

This is the one currently listed for sale here. See this post for more videos and pics.

"Aura" - soundtrack with JV-2080 and TR-707

Published on Jun 6, 2016 SynthMania

"Soundtrack style, composed on the Roland JV-2080 (bass, pad, strings, lead synth, RMI piano) and TR-707 (drums). Reverb: Alesis MIdiVerb II, patch 29 XLarge Warm 15.0sec."

iDensity Gesture Recording

Published on Jun 6, 2016 redskylullaby

"Demo of scrub mode gesture recording in iDensity by apeSoft (v2.5+).
Please excuse slight distortion in places on audio this was my audio recording not the app."

iTunes: iDensity - apeSoft

VERT feedback sequencing

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Mystic Circuits

"Here I am using a Vert in a feedback loop with the Make Noise Rene to create interesting self-generating sequences."

Welcome Rings and Elements

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Oren Levy

"Recently ordered PCBs and parts to build Mutable Instruments Rings, Elements, 2 x Clouds, and Ripples. The Clouds aren't fully functional yet, but I'm taking a debug break to have fun with the new modules."

Orange vs Blue - Pocket Operators (Factory & Sub) - Jam from scratch

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Terrible Beat

"Here we have Teenage Engineering's Pocket Operators, Factory and Sub jamming out from scratch. Hope you dig."

Partterning iPad Music App Tutorial Basics 1

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Prism Hue - Creative thinking, IMAGINATION.

"Patterning iPad music tutorial, learn the basics. This patterning tutorial Will get you started so you can create some new beats for your music. If you are new to creating music with an iPad or android tablets, this video willl give you an idea of how easy it is to create beats for music. The audio is high-quality, and you can even import your own sounds and a effects. With mobile technology, you no longer have to spend thousands of dollars to create good high quality music."

iTunes: Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.

Korg PS-3200 Programmable Polyphonic Modular Synthesizer with Keyboard & Remote Controller

SN 210091 via this auction

"This synth was in our studio for a couple years, before which it was massively serviced. It stores 32 presets instead of the usual 16. We had it hooked up to a Korg SQ-10 sequencer, which was amazing for arpeggiation type effects.

I owned a PS-3300 for about 10 years, and I'm sad to say the PS-3200 actually sounds thicker and beefier. It's the only synth from the PS series that has two oscillators going into the filter, and if you still want thicker there's a chorus on the output!"

PS-3010 Keyboard
PS-3069 Remote Controller - Programmer - allows you to select any of the 16 presets.

6-6-16 on the EXfade MK2 Tr-606

Published on Jun 6, 2016 DrOctave1

"little inprove on the tr606 exfade for 6-6-16"

LooptunesHD for iOS Released

Published on May 26, 2016 Sonicreef

iPhone: Looptunes - Sonicreef LLC
iPad: LooptunesHD - Sonicreef LLC

"Sonicreef has released Looptunes, a loop player/browser app for iOS.

Looptunes is a beat making tool that is designed to allow a user to create loop sessions on the fly. These sessions can then be manipulated and shaped with a multitude of parameters, in realtime.


Two sessions that can contain up to 16 loops each. Create sessions from customized loop selections. You can have two sessions playing at the same time, and crossfade between them.

Synchronized playback. No matter what you do, all loops play synchronized to the beat. If you start or stop a loop, it automatically changes its playstate at the next bar.

Choose from an ever growing loop library. The online browser allows you to access thousands of high quality loops, provided by Loopmasters. The format is crafted for web use, and is usually less than a tenth of a raw WAV file.

FX mode with an oversized XY pad per session. Each session has XY effects pads to give your loops a different life.

You can choose from a list of effects including filter, delay, stutter, and others. The FX mode lets you adjust two send effects (delay and reverb), EQ, and a custom effect.

Performance oriented loop editing controls. Each loop has zero delay feedback multimode filter, controllable via XY pad, a filter LFO and (iPhone only) distortion, volume, pitch, and pan controls.

Record your sessions. You can record your sessions and retrieve the recordings from iTunes, so you can share them with your friends or use them as songs in other apps."

Patch Cable Synth Ts

Available in different colors on Amazon here.

"Stylish patch cable design. This is the perfect shirt for audio engineers, recording studio dwellers, synthesizer users, modular synthesizer affiacianados, music nerds, vintage gear collectors and a host of other things.

American Apparel t-shirt made of 100 percent fine ring-spun combed cotton, this lightweight fine jersey is exceptionally smooth and tight-knit

Design features stylized patch cables found on synths and patchbays. Typically found with oscillators, warm analog filters, voltage controlled devices and even MIDI. Banana cables, 1/8th in, 1/4 inch any of these could be seen in this design.

T-shirts are fitted, for a looser fit please order a size larger than typical."

MFB Tanzmaus - Baseck

Published on Jun 6, 2016 baseck

"MFB Tanzmaus

some live play on this rad little drum machine. just a little sample of what it can do.. it's pretty versatile!"

TRAX ROTA synth and sequencer

via this auction

"Trax Rota analogue synth with in built 8 step sequencer.
This has just been serviced (this week) by Richard who owns Trax and is the guy who designed the synth(invoice will be supplied to prove this).It is in perfect working condition and looks practically brand new.
Comes with manual and original Power supply.

These are becoming increasingly difficult to find because they are no longer made. They are really good and brilliant for just tweaking and coming up with grooves and lines and are a constant source of inspiration.

Great for all kinds of electronica with its juicy resonant filter and thick VCO with two sub Oscillators.
MIDI in for handling MIDI clock information for syncing it to your master DAW and also produces CV out an"

Technics SY-1010 Analogue Mono Synth

via this auction

"This is a basic analogue mono synth with a single oscillator generating a sawtooth wave. There is also a noise generator. LFO can modulate VCO, VCF and VCA. The single envelope generator affects the VCF and VCA. A quirky synth, good for effects and apparently quite rare. Note from the pictures there are some marks and scratches to the casing."

EMS Synthi - Spiral Patch

Re-Published on Jun 6, 2016 Chris David

"Learning the Synthi is a great joy! In this video I'll give some explanation about the modulating capabilities of the third oscillator.
All sounds including the controls are only this Synthi. No additional processing has been done."

Modular Jam #33 - Beatstep Pro

Published on Jun 6, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Just a quick edit from some video I captured when I first got my beatstep pro. Which is mainly my drum sequencer at the minute.


Beatstep pro is providing triggers for the drums and also using a spare drum trigger out providing the swung clock for the patch.


The HexInverter Electronique Mutant Drums providing the backbone for the jam with the Mutant Bassdrum, Clap, Hats and Mutant Machine all mixed within the Mutant Hot Glue.


Sequenced by the Audio Damage Sequencer 1 with ratchets and accents the sound source is the Sputnik Modular Dual Oscillator. Timbre and waveshaping modulation comes from two of the modulators in the Sequencer 1. Both in LFO mode one set to a 7 step length sine wave and one a 16th note random stepped LFO. The gate out on the Sequencer 1 is triggering the Sputnik Modular Quad Function Generator which also modulates the Dual oscillator and also the Sputnik Modular Quad VCF/VCA (LPG!). This then going into the Make Noise Erbe Verb for some basic reverb FX with plenty of hands on control for jamming with.


This is Mutable Instruments Braids going into Mutable Instruments Streams for basic envelope control over the on board analogue VCF and VCA. The sequence comes from the sample and hold on the SSF Ultra-Random Analog. This is then quantized by the ADDAC 207 Quantizer. Playing with the level of internal noise of the Ultra-Random Analog and the active notes on the quantizer we can get a moving and changing random arpeggio.


Sputnik Modular Dual Four Tap Delay and Crossfader is taking the square wave output of the Dual Oscillator (as opposed to the waveshaped out we hear for the bassline) which is first processed through the low pass gate in the patch. Feedback on the delay is set up with the Mutable Instruments Ripples filter in band pass mode also taking LFO modulation from the sequencer 1. Patching in feedback on the delays gives us another element to modulate with a phaser style swirling sound from the LFO on the filter as well as some reflective delay sounds."

Food Glorious Food: Stylophone S2 with a pinch of Roland TR 66

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Miguel d'Oliveira

"First noodle with the mental Stylophone S2.
Synths: S2 multitracked twice + 1 Zebra
Drums: TR66 + bits from Vengeance Minimal House pack"

The Moons of Monday - Episode 10

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Back to the 80's! Kind of... This time I start directly with the Circuit which also sequence a bass patch from the Promars - System-1. Pads are from microKorg and Radias, the wobbling band-pass wave (zbpf) from Braids, a lead from OP-1 and if you thought your phone is ringing, it was just my Ti2!
Have a great week, friends!


KORG Minilogue - Epilogue

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Migoucorporation

"This song have been recorded only with the Korg Minilogue (and external FX)."

Beattie Cobell - Treatment Works

A new release from MATRIXSYNTH Member, Beattie Cobell.

"Vancouver label More Than Human Records release Treatment Works by Beattie Cobell on vinyl on June 10th.

Fact said "London duo Beattie Cobell make psychedelic music, but not the colourful, poppy kind. Their album Treatment Works sounds the way your brain might feel after being too couch locked to even wipe the third joint off yourself. Like Black Dice before them, their music is the soundtrack to psychic hangovers. That's captured on Catford Dogs which skips along on queasy, buzzing synths before melting into a hypnotic swirl of analog and digital freakouts. It sounds perpetually off balance which adds to the sick pleasure of the groove."

Pre order here.

Duke Student Synthesizes Music & Machinery at Moogfest 2016

Published on May 28, 2016 Duke University

"When Jeffrey Wubbenhorst (Class of 2019) began to restore a decommissioned synthesizer for his independent study, he wasn't sure what it would lead to. Fast forward a semester, and the Duke student and his refurbished Moog Synthesizer 1c -- affectionately nicknamed "Misty" or "Mystery Moog" -- have landed at Moogfest 2016: a mecca for engineers, futurists and electronic artists.

Wubbenhorst explains what a synthesizer is, how synthesizers draw upon several specialties ranging from calculus to psychoacoustics, and what the synthesizer could mean for interdisciplinary learning at Duke University. He also discusses his work with the Innovation Co-Lab, a creativity incubator at Duke.

Wubbenhorst is an undergraduate student in Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, where he studies electrical engineering, computer science and music. He aspires to start an analog synth lab on campus.

Moogfest is annual celebration of the life of Robert Moog, inventor and synthesizer pioneer. The event draws artists, entrepreneurs, futurist thinkers, musicians and engineers. In May 2016, the festival relocated to Durham, NC.

Read more about Duke University's engagement in Moogfest:
Learn more about about the Innovation Co-Lab:"

Adam Holzman - Moog Solo - Steven Wilson Band

Published on Jun 1, 2016 Adam Holzman

"Adam Holzman's Moog Voyager solo on "Regret #9," with the Steven Wilson Band.

Filmed at a soundcheck in Florence, Italy, April 2016."

Moog Mother 96

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Cray

"Trippple Moog mother 32"

Moog Moog mother 96

Moogfest 2016: Mattson Mini Modular & Synthrotek

Published on Jun 6, 2016 sonicstate

"George Mattson of Mattson Mini Modular shows us the new kits he has designed which will be built and supplied by Synthrotek - report by Katie Kilobyte"

Moogfest 2016: Synthrotek

Published on Jun 6, 2016 sonicstate

"Steve from kit and module specialists Synthrotek gives us the lowdown on his range of kits and modules from the Modular Market Place. - report by Katie Kilobyte"

DSP Synthesizers DX vs. LM-1 Comparison Videos

DX vs. LM-1 comparison DX video

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Jan Ostman

DX vs. LM-1 comparison LM-1 video

"Do they sound the same?"

new curetronic 6 space case

Published on Jun 6, 2016 curetronic modular

via Curetronic


+15V(500mA) / -15V(500mA) power supply
6 Curetronic compatible power connectors
6 Dotcom compatible power connectors (incl. +5V/400mA)
External PSU
Available Depth for Modules: 85mm
Available Depth for Modules (above Power Supply): 65mm"

Jomox Sunsyn Mk1 Rare Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here is your rare chance to own a Jomox Sunsyn Mk1 eight voice analog synthesizer. This synth is very rare, less than 200 made and you don't see them come up for sale more than a once every couple years. There is a reason for that: they sound incredible! This synth is in near MINT shape and fully functional. Very very clean all around with only minor signs of use. Screen is bright & easy to read. This is a V1, later serial number 016x. Reportedly some of the earlier serial numbers has minor stability issues but this one being a later production unit has never had any bug issues or stability problems. Only selling it because I am not making any music these days and cutting back on the gear. Includes wood sides and rack ears along with a new custom made padded flight case for safe shipping (flight case not pictured but it is included, very nice quality and was $300 new). It will be double boxed for extra protection during shipping.

My favorite analog synthesizer, amazing analog sound that's very unique. NOTHING sounds like a Sunsyn. The routing and modulation capabilities are great and it's all very easy to use and hands on with minimal menu diving. The RCO's are fantastic and the variable four pole filter is one of the best I've used. Incredible routing possibilities without needing to menu dive, tons of hands on knobs makes this very intuitive for sound creation. It can do classic analog synth sounds but with the RCO and routing it reaches into new territory. I would take this over other modern synths like the Andromeda and older stuff like Memorymoog, Prophet 5 or Jupiter 8. It seriously sounds that good, a king for pads and modulation effects. Buy it now before I change my mind!"

Waldorf Q Synthesizer

via this auction

"Shake it off" by Taylor Swift on Pocket operators

Published on Jun 5, 2016 Norla

"Operators in action: PO-12/14/16"

Spotted on discchord.

And the original with about one and a half BILLION views on YouTube:

Curious how much 1.6 billion views would bring in on YouTube ad revenue...

TR-606/TR-303/HC-2/volca fm/SPACE/RMX-500(The Day of 606)

Published on Jun 6, 2016


Created a new Dayof606 label for these.

Failed repair attempt on the SY-1

Published on Jun 6, 2016 organfairy

Thought this was interesting. I always thought circuit board encapsulation was just an outer case. Apparently not.

"Last year I bought a Yamaha SY-1 that unfortunately turned out to be defective - and to add insult to misery the defective circuit board is potted with some black unknown substance.
This video shows my failed attempt to remove this material using acetone.

The music is "June Night" written by Abel Baer and I play it on a selection of toy keyboards from the brand MusicTime."


Published on Jun 6, 2016 centrevillage

"TR-606 day!"

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 33 - Krautrock

Published on Jun 6, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"Working on a simple Krautrock track.

Moog - Mother 32 - Bassline
Livewire AFG - Melody
Neutron Sound - Orgone Accumulator - Atmosphere (via Modcan Dual Delay and Tiptop Z-DSP)
Doepfer - A110 Oscillator - Atmosphere (via A106-6 filter and Endangered Audio Gristleizer)
Sound Master - SR88 - Drums (via Gieskes DEP2b)
Bugbrand - DRM1X - Drums (via Bugbrand PT Delay)

That's about it."

Korg Volca Sample / Volca Keys / Volca FM Electro Jam

Published on Jun 5, 2016 Zachary Berry

"Because electro fucking rules"

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