MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Malfunkn - Triampic (Original Version)

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Houston Guy

"Sneak preview of what to expect on Malfunkn's new release, Decisionions. EP coming soon on Bandcamp!

Instruments: Elektron Dark Machines

This video was recorded at Blue Line Studios, DTLA 2016 and is a product of Earjuice."

Rheyne - 0-COAST Jam (Make Noise 0-COAST + (Moog Mother-32 x 3))

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Rheyne

"Triggering a Make Noise 0-COAST and 3x Moog Mother-32 synths with MIDI clips from Ableton Live. All audio is from the 0-COAST and Mothers (bass and pad from the Mothers, arpeggiated notes from the 0-COAST). Only MIDI notes are being sent from Ableton, with all modulations coming from the synths. An iConnectMIDI4+ is sending MIDI to the four units via MIDI DIN connections. Reverb and delay is from Ableton.

Audio is directly from the mixer, and all LEDs from the synths in the video are in-sync with the audio. Download a slightly longer version of the original 24-bit/48khz WAV used for this video at SoundCloud:"

606 Steps In The Sand - Roland TR-8 606 Expansion

"My first exploration of the new 606 update to the superb Roland TR-8 drum machine. I've owned a few 606 in my life and, while this is not exactly the same as the original, this kit is just as much fun! The synths are from Reaktor."

Roland Jupiter-6 Synthesizer w/ Flight Case

via this auction

Drumfire DF500

Published on Jun 28, 2016 baseck

"messing with the Drumfire DF500 before i sell it. dang this thing is FIIIIIRE"

Akai Rhythm Wolf Analog Drum Machine

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Synth Universe

"I have been sitting on this one for a while, not sure what to make of it. This video goes through the individual sounds, including the bass synth. My second video goes through pattern playing, muting, etc. I know it's not a well liked machine. It looks nice. The sound is OK. The Howl feature is OK as well if used sparingly. It seems to put gain on the output, creating a lot of noise."

Gugabox TTH + AR + :)

Published on Jun 28, 2016 gugabox

"another quick test with (finally) a new machine! :O :D"

Tonestar 2600 - Arpeggiation Daved

Published on Jun 28, 2016 StudioElectronics

"Sequential-ed (arpeggiated) Tonestar 2600 featuring the feedback feature; won't you? A fairly throbbing, bubbling, transient-heavy affair with a touch of outs-to-outs patching: makes X-Mod/notch/highpass filter tones 'attainably' enjoyable where the exoteric architecture would seemingly preclude it."

Disco Bassline with the SH-101, Linn 9000, TR-606.

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Jordan Passmore

"This demo is of the Roland SH-101 (doing the bassline), Linn 9000 (most of the drums, including kick, congas, tamb, etc) and Roland TR-606 (high hats, cymbals, snare). Each piece of gear is running off of it's own sequencer with the Roland SBX-80 providing the master clock. There is a slight bit of Korg MS-20m doing a randomized arpeggio, which is connected to a Mutable Instruments MIDIpal. The delay used is the Boss DM-2w, the mixer is the Roland M-16E, and the audio interface is the Roland Super UA."

Make Noise 0-Coast First Test (sneak preview)

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"This is the 0-Coast completely raw with no effects and without knowing what all it can do or how it works... this was literally shot 5 Minutes after unboxing! I just wanted to get the experience on video as quickly as possible. I will be doing much better and more thorough videos in the next day or two, so stay tuned! And feel free to leave comments on what you would like to see me demo with the Make Noise 0-Coast!"

New Black Oberheim TVS Pro

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Looks like an original Oberheim Two Voice System and Sequential Circuits Pro-One melded together.

Do you prefer the original white or the new black? White version below for reference.

New Course on Soundfly: Live Clicks & Backing Tracks

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH sponsor, Soundfly. Their new course, Live Clicks & Backing Tracks, teaches you how to sync your DAW with hardware and on-stage gear to trigger clicks and backing tracks in performance. It's not super synthy but it hits the same buttons, with both in and out-of the box solutions to the same problems synth players come across.



Creativity can strike at any moment, and if it strikes in the studio, make sure you're prepared to take your new sound to the stage! Soundfly's new course is a must for touring bands looking to up their game and professionalize their on-stage performance rig. Live Clicks and Backing Tracks takes students through the process of preparing their studio tracks for playback in a live setting using Ableton Live, setting up in-ear systems, the gear that is both necessary and encouraged for a full band to make use of their clicks and tons of helpful tips from the experts themselves!

This is the first-ever course of its kind, it is free and it's one of Soundfly's most comprehensive, and user-engaging courses to date. Taught by Alex Wilson, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from Sydney, Australia and the founder of the hugely popular post-rock band Sleepmakeswaves, the course can be accessed at any time, from anywhere, and students are welcomed to go through it at their own pace. Resource materials include videos, screenshot tutorials, MIDI click and backing samples and some simple prompts to get you started tracking for Live today!"

Malekko Richter Unkle²s FM Lissajous Drone

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Ebotronix

"Malekko Unkle² sine , exponential FM in by
Cydustries Zeroscillator exp / lin FM by SSL Modulation Orgy
ZO VC Morph and 1V oct input by Flame Q Slider"


Malekko Richter Unkle²s FM Lissajous'

Stillson Hammer MKII for Beat Sequencing.

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"The Stillson Hammer MKII from Industrial Music Electronics formely know as The Harvestman used for beat sequencing"

Synthi filter and OSC3

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Chris David

"Exploring the filter of the Synthi and the OSC3 behaviour"

Dave Smith & John Carpenter at the Fox Theater, Oakland at the John Carpenter Tour

via @dsiSequential

"John Carpenter @TheHorrorMaster & Dave at the Fox Theater, Oakland #johncarpenter #80shorror"

Two synth legends. How cool is that.

Click here for more posts featuring John Carpenter, including a recent interview.

Dave Smith Instruments Releases Tempest BETA OS - Main and Voice 1.5

via the DSI Forums

"Here is the new Tempest beta release. Our normal changelog is below, and immediately following this post is a write-up from Roger that organizes the bug fixes in relation to the petition for reference. Please post any new bugs to the sticky'd Bug Reporting thread so we can track them for the official release.

Note that we’ve locked this thread so people don’t have to search through lots of pages to find the first post containing the download. But we’ve created a new thread immediately following this thread for you to post any bug reports. Thanks for your help in testing!

Dave Smith Instruments Intros OB-6 Desktop Module [Summer NAMM Floor Video]

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Synthtopia

"At Summer NAMM, Dave Smith Instruments introduced the OB-6 Desktop Module.

DSI's Carson Day gave us an overview of the new synth, which he says has the exact same audio engine as the original OB-6."

Chrysopoeia - Analog Keys, Octatrack

Published on Jun 25, 2016 Invisible Acropolis

"more music at: https://invisible-acropolis.bandcamp...."

A Collection of Fairlight History via Peter Vogel's YouTube Channel

The following is a collection of Fairlight videos from Peter Vogel's YouTube channel. The first two are on the original Fairlight. The third is a playlist of the Fairlight CMI30A reissue, and the final is a playlist of the Peter Vogel CMI App which featured a CMI30A splash screen. Note Fairlight and Peter Vogel Instruments are two separate companies. Via Wikipedia:

"After rebirthing Fairlight Instruments in August 2009[7] and releasing the CMI-30A, the 30th anniversary model of the Fairlight CMI,[8] and Fairlight iOS apps for the Apple iPhone and iPad,[9] Vogel renamed Fairlight Peter Vogel Instruments in July 2012. When announcing the name change, the company foreshadowed a new range of synthesisers was being developed.[10]"

And the videos:

Computers Are People, Too! 1982 Fairlight bit

Published on Dec 30, 2013 Peter Vogel

"This is a segment from a 1982 documentary about the use of computers in art and music. The Fairlight CMI is demonstrated in this clip by Gary Chang -- American film composer, synthesiser player and producer. Gary was Fairlight USA support in the early 1980s and moved on to film scoring, including films such as The Breakfast Club, 52 Pick Up, and Under Siege."

Fairlight1984 extract from doco about MICs

Published on Apr 17, 2014

"Fairlight1984 extract from doco about Management and Investment Companies"

A Peek at the Fairlight CMI30A


A Peek at the Fairlight CMI30A

Introducing the Peter Vogel CMI App


Introducing the Peter Vogel CMI app [note Stevie Wonder was the first Fairlight customer]
Video Guide #1
Video #2 -- Player vs Pro
Video #3 -- Voice sampling

Peter Vogel CMI Pro - Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd
Peter Vogel CMI - Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Closed Circuit

Published on Jun 28, 2016 RVNG Intl.

"Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Closed Circuit

Order from RVNG:
Order from Bandcamp:

From FRKWYS Vol. 13: Sunergy. Out everywhere September 16, 2016. Visuals from Sunergy, the forthcoming documentary by Sean Hellfritsch.

℗ and © 2016 RVNG Intl. /"


"Both artists, who are close friends, share a deep passion for the Buchla modular synth. Ciani's interest in the instrument stretches back decades—it's a newer obsession for Smith, who used it prominently on her recent album, EARS.

The Buchla instrument features prominently on Sunergy, with Smith performing on the Buchla 200e and Ciani using a Buchla Music Easel. The album was recorded in Ciani's home in Bolinas, California, which overlooks the Pacific Coast. According to RVNG, the record is "shaped by slow, pulsing forms and sinuous, melodic sequences that conjure both an oceanic world and the unlimited sound made possible by modular processing." An accompanying documentary on the album by Sean Hellfritsch will also come out when Sunergy sees release on September 16th."

Roland Juno 106 - Restored Voice Chips, New Battery and Recapped Power Supply SN 406603

via this auction

"We are graced by the presence of this superior instrument, a fully functioning and lovely Roland Juno 106. The chips have all be refurbished by the eminent Synth Spa, so there are many years ahead for this glassy and diaphanous polysynth. We have had it additionally serviced on our end: replaced the battery, had the power supply recapped, and reloaded the factory presets. All sliders, switches and knobs are smooth and noise free, we're very pleased with this Juno."

Presets Converter for Arturia V Collection 5

via Arturia

"As we have modified in the V Collection 5 the sound engines of our software instruments the presets from the V Collection 4 were not compatible. This new preset converter allows you to open in the latest versions all the sounds you made in the past.

Download it, scan your presets in a click, select the ones you want to convert and you're done!"

Rare Vintage Vermona Formation 1 Synthesizer Piano Organ

via this auction

I believe this is the first time one of these has been featured on the site. You can see controls for Flutes 1, Flutes 2, Percussion, Solo, and Effects. The Solo section has sliders for Clarinet, Oboe, and Nasal.

Mode Machines ADX1 Demos and Details

Published on Jun 28, 2016 acidjack303



Mode Machines brought again the ADX 1, a powerful 5 channel Analogue Drum Expander with individual outputs, MIDI control and infinite amount of sound tones thanks to its generous amount of knobs to control its parameters.
The 5 Channels provide different sound palettes.

We saw mention of the Mode Machines ADX1 back in NAMM of 2015. I ran a quick search on the site for ADX1, and there hasn't been much between now and then. The following are some details via Mode Machines. The ADX1 is based on the original MAM ADX1.

"Mode Machines brought again the ADX 1, a powerful 5 channel Analogue Drum Expander with individual outputs, MIDI control and infinite amount of sound tones thanks to its generous amount of knobs to control its parameters.
The 5 Channels provide different sound palettes.

Metal: Metal is used to create cymbal sounds and consists of two different metallic-sounding Generators. Two filters, Envelope/modulation options, Decay and Release.

HiHat: HiHat consists of one metallic-sounding noise generator and one “clean” signal, Pitch control, mix, modulation, filter, Envelope modulation, Decay and Release.

Snare: The sound of Snare is created by one metallic-sounding noise generator through two band pass filters connected in parallel, Decay and Release.

Synth: Is used to create sounds like bells or synthesizers and consists of 3 sinus Oscillators. FM and Bend for a wide palette of sounds, Attack and Release.

Bass: Consists of one sinus oscillator, with pitch control. Additional Overtones can be created by frequency modulation. Attack simulates the 'Pluck' of a bass string, Release to control the length and Distortion available for dirtier sounds."

New Barton Musical Circuits BMC46 Digital Noise Module

Published on Jun 28, 2016 boogdish

"This is a demo for a DIY synth project."

via Barton Musical Circuits

"This module is a PIC based noise source. It's capable of a wide variety of sounds while using only a couple of simple controls."

BMC45. Programmable Router demo 1

Published on Jun 28, 2016

Big bubu patch.

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Alessandro Cortini

DX5 10th Anniversary on Youtube

Published on Jun 28, 2016 DX5

Congrats to DX5! :) As regular readers of the site know, DX5's videos have been a mainstay over the years here on MATRIXSYNTH.

"Celebrating DX5 10th anniversary on Youtube. I decided to play not only one but some DM songs and my own tracks (from 'Long Play Three', tracklist details will be updated soon)

Recorded on the same day but in different shots while I was working (placing and removing the camera, then some slight camera variations -axis and light- can be found between takes)

Roland JP8000, Emu Emax I, Kurzweil PC1x, Access Virus TI Snow, Roland Promars MRS-2. Backtracks recorded by me and launched on Pro Tools.

Looking forward to the next 20th anniversary"

Moog Minimoog Vintage Analog Synthesizer - famous sounds

Published on Jun 28, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Moog Minimoog Analog Synthesizer (1978)

The demo video shows some famous sound patches from the original Minimoog patchbook used by Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and other guys.

The Minimoog in this vid is one of last ever builth. (serial number 11.....)

It´s a Lintronics modified Minimoog with LFO, sample/hold, MIDI and a lot more useful features."

Published on Jun 28, 2016

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Terrible Beat

"This PO-20 Arcade makes this lady flip out."

Triangulate - Heatseekerrr | OP-1

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Heatseekerrr

"Created with an OP-1

More music at"

Blue Roland SH-101 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 310248 with Original Gig Bag

via this auction

Elektronika EM-04 Vintage Analog Soviet Synthesizer Annivesary Edition

via this auction

"Elektronika EM-04 Vintage Analog Soviet Synthesizer

1000 years to Bryansk city Annivesary Edition

About this item:

Vintage Soviet analog synthesizer.


Type: Synthesizer

Produced: 1985

Serial number: 851011

Name: „Elektronika EM-04"

Producer: Unknown

Power supply: 220V

Dimensions: 780x470x30 mm

Weight: 15 kg

SKU: R042


Not tested. Sold as is. All parts seems to be all right.

Lot includes:

Elektronika EM-04 synthesizer only. No pedals or cables."

Pics of the inside below. Note the 851108. I'd assume this is the serial number, however, the auction description above lists the SN as 851011.

Regarding the anniversary edition, if you look at previous versions of the EM-04, you will see they are missing the text on the lower left.

KORG KROME Limited Edition Metallic Blue with Champagne

via this auction

These were introduced back in September of 2013 in three limited edition colors as part of KORG's 50th anniversary celebration.

"Very powerful machine loaded with rich, fat sounds! Nothing else like it on eBay!

Limited edition metallic blue with champagne, in brand new, mint condition. Comes complete with stock sounds and customized sounds by Dan Polymoog Stesco (Vintage Analog plus Jean Michel Jarre patches with triggers & arpeggiators). Tons of Prophet, Moog vintage sounds plus modern bread and butter sounds for your set up. Includes the Ambient Drum Collection & Sampled Grand Pianos found on Kronos for thousands less."

Ensoniq FIZMO - Digital Transwave Synth with Original Box

via this auction

Kawai K3 - Ambient space music 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Jun 28, 2016 synth4ever

'Relaxing ambient space music played on Kawai K3 digital / analog hybrid synthesizer. Effects from Eventide SPACE reverb + Timefactor delay pedals.

Apologies for audio distortion on Kawai K3, signal recorded too hot."

Korg gadget live track 9 'Forward sheet'

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Hank Astral

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

Quadnic + Tides + Clouds + Z3000 + MicroKorg

Published on Jun 28, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Just received today this jewel named QUADNIC - Studio Electronics! Here is in CHORD mode, passed through Ripples and Clouds, both modulated by Tides. Bass is coming from Z3000mkii - A-106-5 SEM VCF. Pad from microKorg (Analog microKorg Vol. 1 - patch A58)."

Batchas presents: la minute de Serge Paperface [S01E10]

Published on Jun 27, 2016

"All sounds = Serge Paperface '78. One take, direct outs.

2 voices sent directly to Bugbrand PT Delay.
Reverb added afterwards."

All parts here.

Sound Compare Korg DDD-1 + Alesis HR-16 + Roland TR-626 + Yamaha RX-17 Great for Reggaeton

Published on Jun 27, 2016 Ulises El Licenciado Lozano

"This 4 great Drum Machines sound very different
Here is how they sound like, so you can decide which one you need.
they give that extra crunch on your beats.
Great for Reggaeton, Dembow
im working on a Soundpack of this 4 awesome drum machines for the Elektron Octatrack and Analog Rytm
coming soon.!"

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