MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

John Carpenter shares his love for Korg!

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Korg

"We stop by the Hollywood home studio of American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer John Carpenter. The legendary director talks of scoring low budget student films, composing influences and his new album of entitled 'Lost Themes'."


John Carpenter - The Fog (Snippet) Performed live on the Kronos

Published on Jun 24, 2016 Korg

"We stop by the Hollywood home studio of American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer John Carpenter. The legendary director talks of scoring low budget student films, composing influences and his new album of entitled 'Lost Themes'."

Yamaha Montage Day 2 - Exploring FM Bass and Leads

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"I laid down a TR-8 (606 kit)/Simmons SDS 8 drum loop, and added a little kick from the Montage. Then just started laying down parts. Kept the Rhodes family simple. The basses are all FM. I just kind of messed with the knobs and performance settings. The way you can manipulate FM on the fly with the Montage is wonderful. So many different timbres. Tried to stick with FM for the leads as well, though some are layered with AWM. The Montage is just fun to play so this video is probably too long and it's full of mistakes. But it was fun for me :)"

Roland JX-8P with Working Aftertouch

via this auction

"Just serviced: The synth got a very good cleaning, inside and out, and the aftertouch was restored.

AFTERTOUCH: I've had five JX-8Ps in my life and I can assure you 95% of the 8Ps out there have no working aftertouch due to their age unless the aftertouch was serviced and restored. This one I just restored last week. It's a tedious process that involves opening it up and removing the whole key bed. Then each of the 61 keys and 61 key springs are removed. (while the plastic keys are out, I gave them a sudsy soak overnight, then cleaned each key, one by one, dried, and re-lubed each with lithium grease). The multi-layered aftertouch strip is opened and each part cleaned or scrubbed and the carbon impregnated contact strips reconditioned and re-carbonized. Re-assembly of the strip is very difficult, but I've done this process with success now to five JX-8Ps.

The aftertouch is very cool and a must have feature for any JX-8P. By pressing down a little harder on keys you are already pressing, you can add brilliance, vibrato or volume swells. By changing your LFO settings, the "vibrato" added can actually do some really neat stuff beyond basic vibrato."

Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer + RE-201 Space Echo test

Published on Jun 20, 2016 SubTokyoShop

subtokyoshop on eBay

"Roland SH-101 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer + RE-201 Space Echo test

controlled by Korg SQ-1 sequencer with CV/Gate"

Roland SH-101 through a Boss CE-2B Bass Chorus Pedal (+TR-606, DM-2W) demo by Jordan Passmore

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"In this demo I am running a sequenced SH-101 through the Boss Bass Chorus CE-2B pedal, followed by a Boss DM-2w Delay. The CE-2B is nice with synths because it actually has a dry/wet knob on it so a bunch of the original signal isn't lost, which is too frequently the issue with synthesizers used in tandem with guitar pedals.

The drums are the Roland TR-606 and the Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer (the PC-2 is doing the mild synth snare sound)."

Yamaha RX11 Korg Monotron Delay

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Synth Universe

"Playing around with the Yamaha RX11 drum machine through a noisy Monotron Delay. Some interesting results. Turning a so-so digital drum machine into an analog noisy as hell dirt machine!"

Space Harrier Theme / Korg Volca FM / PO-12 Rhythm

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Terrible Beat

"MIDI is fired into the Volca here making the Volca emit the cool Space Harrier theme. PO-12 provides percussion."

Moebius Demo

Published on Jun 20, 2016 redskylullaby

"Demo Preview of Moebius app coming soon from Amazing Noises"

Make Noise 0-Coast Presentation at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Bana Haffar & Eric 'Roden' Cheslak present the new 0-Coast desktop modular synth at the Perfect Circuit Audio store in Burbank, CA."

Bana Haffar Live at Make Noise 0-Coast Launch Party

Rodent Live at Make Noise 0-Coast Launch Party

Oberheim Matrix 12

Published on Jun 20, 2016 SSM Curtis

"new power supply, new pots, new display"


Published on Jun 20, 2016 AudioCentralMagazine

"The crystal clear ER-100 8 Channel Audio Mixer from Arrel Audio is the first Euro Rack module entirely conceived by Livio Argentini (guru of professional analog consolles) and Marco Re (from University Tor Vergata in Rome). Eight channel of transparent audio connected to separate outs of TR-808, Dark Energy under Dark Time Control. Stereo Insert is connected to TC Electronic Flashback Delay. No musical value on this video, just channel level over channel level over channel level."

Product description in Googlish via ARREL.

"The ARREL Eurorack Audio Stereo Summing Mixer is an adder by the high quality of sound that responds to many of the needs of modern users of modules and synth Eurorack. The ER-100 circuits are designed deriving them from the professional audio Kingdom of ARREL Audio ensure the highest sonic performance.

L 'ER-100 uses the line transformer output enabling an output level of about 10 dB higher than that of traditional Eurorack modules. The innuscita Use of line transformers also means a more reliable connection in terms of the possibility of imbalance and elimination of ground loops problems. L 'ER-100 has 8 channels of input and a stereo output bus.

Each channel has a pan pot control, volume, and the button only in place, pressing more buttons for only those channels will be added simultaneously output. L 'unit has a stereo insert selectable on the output bus. Its monitor section, has volume control L / R, and is also an auxiliary input provided to monitor the output of a DAC or CD. The level of the stereo output and displayed on a VU meter LED."

Ruismaker Drum Synthesizer Plugin for iOS

iTunes: Ruismaker - Bram Bos

"The first drum synthesizer plugin for iOS. Works conveniently inside your sequencer and Audio Unit Instrument hosts so you can focus on making electronic music without app switching and screen juggling like before.

*IMPORTANT* Audio Units are plug-ins that need a compatible host app to work. Ruismaker has been tested to work beautifully with Steinberg Cubasis, Apple Garageband, Modstep, AUM and MultitrackStudio.

- Audio Unit Instrument: making music on iOS doesn't get more convenient
- Each sound is modeled using authentic analog and FM algorithms;
- Comes with dozens of unique customizable models, more to come
- Does not use any samples; all sounds are synthesized in realtime, on the fly
- Emulates analog components, introducing subtle, natural fluctuations in the sound
- Replicates the Ruismaker Annabella hardware drum machine
- Light on the CPU, so you can run lots of Ruismakers simultaneously
- Has an extra compact 4" UI mode; especially for iPhone SE and iPhone 5S
- Fully automatable parameters (requires host support)
- Fully MIDI controllable using MIDI CC
- Download the advanced guide on for more details about parameter automation, available instruments and MIDI implementation

Do you have requests for new drum synth sounds that can be added to the available models? Let us know!

iOS Audio Units are supported on iPads (iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 and up) and iPhones (iPhone 5S and up) with iOS 9 and higher."

Dual Looping Delay (DLD) Tutorial - Part 3: Time Switch and Advanced Feedback

Published on Jun 20, 2016 4mspedals

"In the third DLD tutorial we explore the Time Switch (1/8 to +16) and discuss how everything you do is recorded continuously when Feedback is high. We also show Blooming Echoes with Feedback at 110% and discuss the nuances of Feedback CV."

All parts here.

Improvisation du 20/06/2016

Published on Jun 20, 2016 MoonSatellite Lone Wolf

"Ce son de l'Andromeda... Je l'aime tellement! Accompagné de cette Taurus 3, mes oreilles en redemandent ;-)"

Dijkstar RiDrum TK-01 KickParameters

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Richard O

Korg Minilogue Ableton Live Instrument Racks! Analogue Polyphonic synth samples

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Expanding Sound

"Come check out our newest release, the Korg Minilogue Ableton Live Instrument pack. We created 30 unique instruments from scratch, using blank templates for every sound, to showcase how versatile this amazing synth can really be. For the money it's a no brainer for beginners and pros alike. If you don't have 500 bucks and want to hear what this synth can do, check out our pack! We think Ableton users will love hearing how great this synth can really be.

Paid pack is only 5 bucks, and has 30 instruments!

Our free pack is free, and is a sampler of 6 instruments!

Please connect with us at"

Boss PC-2 (+TR-606, SH-101) Demo by Jordan Passmore.

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"This demo is focused on the Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer. The PC-2 is triggered via the Roland TR-606. The 606 is also triggering a simple bassline sequence on the SH-101.

The PC-2 is great for many different percussive sounds, like frequency-modulated blips to simple tom(esqe) drums. The PC-2 is ran through the Boss DM-2w analog delay in this video."

Saturday Prophet Sketch by Paul Schilling

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Future Retro Officially Releases

We saw the videos, we now have the official release details.

via Future Retro:

"Today I am excited to announce the official release of our brand new 512 touch keyboard.

The 512 is much more than just a touch keyboard, and provides control over both MIDI and CV/Gate synthesizers simultaneously, with note on/off, pitch, velocity, aftertouch, mod wheel, pitch bend, and clocks. With many unique and very musical features such as user definable scales, different forms of scale mapping, defining scales from external MIDI notes, octave/linear/scalar note transposition methods, user definable chords with chord inversion, changing MIDI channels on the fly and much, much more. All of these features can be applied to any of the 512’s different modes of operation including: operating as a keyboard, arpeggiator, sequencer, MIDI to CV and MIDI to MIDI converter, or while using the Poly modes allowing you to play up to 16 monophonic synthesizers polyphonically.
The 512 also offers the ability to define user preferences including velocity and aftertouch curves and ranges, CV vs. MIDI octave offset, definable response times for pitch bend and mod wheels, as well as touch sensitivity control allowing each user to tailor their unit to the desired response.

The 512 MAP price is $800, and officially begins shipping today."

Korg Volca FM Programming Guide

This one in via Andrew:

"I wrote a programming guide for the Korg Volca FM using the DX7 manual as a base, and modifying for the ins-and-outs of the Volca. The guide is located here:

Might be of interest to some of the readers as Korg does not include any information on how to program the thing."

Streets of Rage - Intro Soundtrack (Live)

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Synt5

"This is our live synth performance of the iconic intro songs from Sega Genesis games Streets of Rage 1 and 2, originally composed by Yuzo Koshiro. Scroll down for more info.

Every melodic line has been transcribed note-by-note from the original arrangements and played live using hardware synthesizers, along with a sampler for drums. No computers were used.

From left to right, gear list and synth players were:

Korg M1 - França Guimaraes - M1 piano
Sequential Sixtrak - George Frederick - Synth solos #1
Korg Microkorg, Roland Sp404 - Guillermo Caceres - Bass, drum triggering
Yamaha An1x - João Marcos - Synth solos #2
Roland Jx-10 Super Jx - Raul Guimaraes - Pads

As you might have noticed, our arrangement combines both intros for Streets of Rage 1 and 2. The Streets of Rage 1 part goes up to 1:45 min, and then blends into Streets of Rage 2. In 4:19, just after SoR2 climax, we go back from SoR2 to SoR1 and finish as SoR1.

For the drums, we used the classic sample from Soul II Soul's Keep on Movin' , originally released in 1989. Recorded with a Tr-909, this drumloop would later become a staple for many electronic productions in the 90's, of which Enigma's Sadeness (1990) is usually the most remembered. It is extremely likely that Koshiro had this exact drum sample in mind when setting the mood for the SoR intro, so it made sense to use it in our version.

The piano sound in the Korg M1 is another interesting case. The M1 had already been available for 3 years in 1991, and was still extremely popular at the time. Its piano sounds found their way into all sorts of arrangements, especially in dance/house music trends, and became one of the most recurrent sounds throughout the 90s. If Koshiro had to choose a piano sound to record SoR, this would have to be the one.

The Sequential Sixtrak that plays the solo is quite convincing. The only problem is that it does not offer an option to quickly turn the portamento on/off. So, for some passages, you can see it being edited live.

Our barely functional 30 year old Roland Jx-10 provided us with some of the nicest pads available. The sound is a custom patch edited from a classic "Soundtrack" preset, and makes extensive use of its 12 voices and built-in Roland chorus unit. This would be our personal choice in a SoR recreation anyway, and the Jx was very happy to see some action again.

As usual, please forgive the grainy quality, the shaky cameras and the few misplaced notes, we were just having fun."

Update via Slonie in the comments: "The master approves!"

Nyborg 12 Acid Tests

Published on Jun 6, 2016 Dziam Bass

Nyborg 12 Acid Test 2 with Akai MPC 1000 & Akai rhythm wolf

Published on Jun 26, 2016

"Akai Mpc 1000 Sequencer and Nyborg 12 first synth and from Akai rhythm wolf use only bass synth wia midi"

LepLoop acid sequences

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Dziam Bass

Atmegatron Odytron Soulsby Demo Sound with Midi Keyboard

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Dziam Bass

Yamaha SY-1 demo

Published on Jun 20, 2016 organfairy

"I bought this synthesizer more than a year ago and normally it doesn't take this long to make an instrument playable again. But because I had to make an entire new circuit board after having been forced to give up on the old one it became a quite long process.

But now it is finished and therefore I have made a short demo where I play one of Ronald Erle Grainer's most well known melodies: The theme from Dr Who (in case anyone haven't heard it before). Everything is played on the SY-1 and only echo is added in the final mix."

bitRanger - Sound Journey

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content:

Bastl Instruments bitRanger is a patchable analog logic computer which sculpts sonic worlds ranging from data noise to melodic arpeggios. In this demo, I want share some audio demos about this new release and I combine it with the KORG miniKaosspad2"

Vintage Roland System100M 132 140 121 121 172 191-J Set Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Model:132 SER.No 010735
Model:140 SER.No 72260
Model:121 SER.No 071693
Model:121 SER.No 132236
Model:172 SER.No 990502
Model:191J SER.No 961385

Some new pics of this system.

Update via Alan in the comments: "With the exception of the wide shot, all of the module face close ups are from a different system. The back shots are from the system listed."

Good catch. Note the 132 vs two 140s. Remember if you see anything off in posts please comment. I usually catch them before posting up but every now and then I do miss things.

Blue Roland SH-101 SN 320616 with Mod Grip

via this auction

Roland SH-101 SN 319205

via this auction


via this auction

"This Emulator is a rare collectors item, it was used in a home studio and is still in mint condition, it comes with a disc cabinet of 480 floppy discs with hundreds of sounds, cabinet consists of: 170 x 3.5" floppy discs and 310 x 5.25" floppy discs.


DIMENTIONS: EMULATOR = 1030mm x 470mm x 225mm (21.7kg)

DISC CABINET: 660mm x 400mm x 290mm (17.5 kg)"

Moog Minimoog Model D

via this auction

Roland SH3 Analog Synthesizer Demo

Published on Jun 19, 2016 fred sweet

"This video is about Roland SH3 Analog Synthesizer Demo"

Gotharman's anAmoNo X - Wind Crackle

Published on Jun 20, 2016 gotharman

"Noise crackling wind instrument..."

deltAdata : reminder ( ipad, samplr, gopro 4, gopro 2, procamxl )

Published on Jun 20, 2016 deltAdata

"ipad mini 1, gopro 4 silver, gopro 2, samplr, audiobus, audioshare and procamxl (video effect), made with imovie ipad."

Tone2 Icarus tutorial - filters

Published on Jun 20, 2016 Tone2 Audiosoftware

"This video shows factory patches and explains the filter section of Tone2 Icarus"

KORG DS-10 "Nice moblie phones"

Published on Jun 20, 2016 j j


Nord lead A1 legato unison mode

Published on Jun 20, 2016 GIANNIS ARK

"Ultranova and Clavia nord lead A1 in legato unison mode. Nord's delay effect. Giannis Ark, ARK Home Studio Cy."

Akai Timbre Wolf Unboxing & Demo

Published on Jun 19, 2016 HardtekStudios

"Very exited to have this relatively new piece from Akai. I think it will complement the Tom Cat & Rhythm Wolf really well!"

Minilogue: oscilloscope through mvip

Published on Jun 19, 2016 drumasaurusrex

"Korg Minilogue oscilloscope through Jones MVIP.
Sound is Minilogue direct to USB video capture device."

Minilogue oscilloscope 2

Published on Jun 19, 2016

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