MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thursday, July 07, 2016

EML Synkey with CV/GATE Mod Demos

EML Synkey VIDEO 1 with CV/GATE Mod

Published on Sep 13, 2013 Gregory Cox

"A sound character demonstration of this extremely rare and unique synthesizer. All audio direct from interface into camera.

Photos of the mod here:"

EML Synkey controlled by x0xb0x

Published on Oct 16, 2013

"Fiddling with knobs while my x0xb0x sequences my EML Synkey. TR606 keeping the 4s. This one has a CV/GATE mod which doesn't come standard."

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Sound Demonstration

Published on Aug 11, 2014 Gregory Cox

"Sound demonstration of various sounds in the Oberheim Matrix 1000 synthesizer. There are literally so many sounds in this thing you'll get lost! And not to mention this thing has a really great sound. I made this video intending to sell it but I fell in love with the sound in the process...

Audio is clean without effects. Signal chain is Matrix 1000/Patchbay/Apogee Symphony/Headphone out to camera input.

Video was pretty much improvised (except for the Filter and Columns theme:) by cycling through sounds and hitting record for stuff I found interesting. Enjoy.

If you are hearing clicks and pops, it seems to be from the Youtube editor....."

New vs. Old Curtis CEM3340 Rev G Comparison

Published on Jul 4, 2016 Gregory Cox

"This video is a demonstration of the newly manufactured Curtis Electromusic CEM3340 oscillator IC. A comparison is achieved using the Oberheim OB-8 with half of its 3340s replaced and setting the keyboard in dual mode. Voices 1-4 are the original CEM3340s and 5-8 are the Revision Gs. By assigning the same sound to both splits in dual mode, a comparison can be made by fading between both sounds using the program balance knob.

The signal chain is OB-8 / Neutrik patch bay / Apogee Symphony / Headphone Output / Canon 5D mkiii mic input."

Follow-up to this post.

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

MIDIBox Sequencer V4 - Part 4 - Note Track Parameters & Triggers

Published on Jul 7, 2016 Andrew Scheidler

"More demo/tutorial on the MIDIBox Sequencer I built.
How to change & use the parameters and triggers available in the tracks.
Huge thanks to Thorsten Klose for designing the greatest sequencer ever :-)"

All parts here.

It's Tom Oberheim's Birthday Today!

via @dsiSequential

Happy Birthday Tom!

Hosting AU Now Compatible with AUv3

via supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, Ju-X.

"Hosting AU microDAW is a micro-sized Digital Audio Workstation for Mac OSX that hosts Audio Unit instruments and effect plugins. It comes with 4ch+1 mixer with external audio input, 32-bit recorder, music-typing feature 'LazyKey'.

With a MIDI sequencer, you can make any type of music that focuses on simplicity (for dancing or whatever!) super quickly. I mainly recommend Hosting AU to those who are:

Beginners (and who wants to teach them)

As Hosting AU is the simplest DAW available today, you’ll need to learn nothing more than very basic things such as what a synth is, how recording works, what MIDI is, etc.

Mature Musicians and Developers

Hosting AU does the quickest job in every part, from launching until quitting. It can host even older plugins from Intel-era and works on every Mac OS version from Snow Leopard to the very latest one. I believe that you'll find a use for it:)

It does not "wrap" the plug-ins, things are connected and run directly, so you’ll have the best hosting results in terms of both sonic quality and cpu/memory efficiency. You'll also get the lowest latency possible.

Serious Music Listeners

As Hosting AU supports Cycling 74’s SoundFlower (check their website, it’s free to grab from here), you can virtually wire between Hosting AU and any other app that uses audio. Good thing is that you can insert effects after the input, so for instance, you can listen to internet radio in a better way, through your quality plugins;)

Other Info
Hosting AU is only about 600KB of size, surprisingly that could be stored on a 2DD floppy diskette:D. The app itself is self-contained, so you won’t have to worry about files scattered around your system, when you get it installed. Just grab your copy today, and give it a try! As Hosting AU hosts Audio Unit plugins, you can expand it with a variety of plug-ins. I recommend my Gimmick synth to be installed and if you like it, please buy it!

Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard or later.

To host older plugins, open it in 32-bit mode (hit command-i and check the 'Open in 32-bit mode option in the Info Panel'). To host AUv3 plug-ins, run it on El Capitan or above in 64-bit mode."

Studio Electronics Tonestar Audio Demos


Spotted this one over on No info, just the pic. I've never seen one before. Synton of course made the Syrinx, Fenix semi-modulars, individual modules, the syntovox vocoders and more. See the Synton channel label for everything Synton.

Looking at the panel, we have two VCOs, a VCF, VCA, PRM?, Noise, P2 input/attenutaor modulation section?, P3, P4, P5 input/mixer/attenuators along the right, Envelope, LFO, Sample & Hold, Volume?, built in speaker!?, MIDI in?,  P5 attenuator, Inverter, Buffer and Trigger patch points on the left.

If anyone has any additional info on this one, please chime in.  Curious when it was released, how many, and what it sounds like of course.

Update via 7ate9 in the comments.

"looks like a version of the Synton College -->"


via this auction

Roland Juno 106 Vintage Analogue Synth

via this auction

"All six voices are in perfect working order
six of the sliders had the stems broken off so they have been replaced with brand new reproduction ones , these are 100% compatible specially designed for the Juno 106 with special wide tracks for durability and are of the highest quality
The number 2 and 5 of the patch select buttons sometimes need an extra push to engage no big deal really never bothered me enough to replace the tact switches (a cheap and simple job)
Two of the keys are chipped underneath hardly worth mentioning really
It's also had the battery coin holder mod no more soldering in batteries"

PAiA Oz Vintage Project Portable Synthesizer

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below.

Moog Minimoog Voyager Signature Keyboard Synth - with VX-351 Expander

via this auction

"Minimoog Voyager Signature Edition in excellent condition. Unit plays and sounds great with no issues.

Auction also includes the VX-351 CV Expander that turns the Voyager into a semi-modular beast. The functionality of the two combined approaches that of the coveted Voyager XL. I'll also throw in 16 Patch cables, more than enough for even the most complex patches."

MFB Tanzbär Analogue Drum Machine

via this auction

Simply Analogue Bass Analogue Solutions Synthesizer Nyborg 12 Acid Test 3

Published on Jul 7, 2016 Dziam Bass

All parts here.

Plankton Eletronics - The Jellyfish Modular Demos

Published on Jul 7, 2016 Plankton Elec

Plankton Eletronics The Jellyfish Modular
The Jellyfish Modular - 78 drum loop
The Jellyfish Modular - Bass

Doepfer Dark Energy II - Three Basic Patches

Published on Jul 7, 2016 APP SOUND

"Spent an afternoon with the semimodular analog synth Dark Energy II from Doepfer. Here you find three solid patches to start with!
You will notice some added delay and reverb fx."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 018 - Bubbling

Published on Jul 7, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 048-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 019-

The Phenol is being sequenced by the Arturia Beatstep via Midi. Patch has a bit of dark crunchy sounds leading up to high pitched sounds well rounded with some delay:)

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol:


Twisted Electrons keyChain Eurorack Module Preview

Published on Jul 7, 2016 Twisted Electrons


Published on Jul 7, 2016 millolab

"Electribe + H9. The synth engine of the E2 is simply amazing. Love it."

ARP QUADRA Analog Synthesizer 1979 *70s erotic movie soundtrack style*

Published on Jul 7, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

ARP QUADRA - Rainy Afternoon

all sounds: ARP QUADRA Analog synthesizer from the year 1979
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: Electro Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe, Electric Mistress

70s french erotic movie soundtrack style ala Bilitis or Emanuelle

I used here all four synth sections (analog strings and phase shifter, poly-synth, bass-synth, lead-synth), all played live by hand, no midi

The Quadra is a four-section synthesizer consisting of a bass-synth (monophonic), poly-synth (full polyphonic), lead-synth (duophonic), and Solina like analog strings (full polyphonic)
The synth has included a awesome 12 stage phase shifter, dual portamento controls and a fantastic arpeggiator."

ANYWARE INSTRUMENTS MODULATOR // 1st CHECK // sequenced with Arturia BeatStep Pro

Published on Jul 7, 2016 LESINDES

"ANYWARE INSTRUMETS MOODULATOR is a MINIMOOG style desktop synth. This is the FIRST CHECK of the versatile analog beast with 2 VCOs and 2 SUB OSCILLATORS."

And some SoundCloud demos, pics, and details via Anyware Instruments

"The MOODULATOR is an analog monophonic desktop synth with a midi interface and a lot of modulation options.
The Oscillators, Audioway and Filter are 100% analog circuits.
Only the midi interface and the Envelopes includes digital parts.

- 2 Oscillators (Saw, Square & Pulse)
- with 2 Suboscillators
- booster circuit for original vintage analog sound
- sync, ringmod, Osc. FM and PWM
- White & Pink Noise generators
- 1 Low-Pass -24dB Filter, Resonance up to self-oscillation
- 1 LFO with Tri, Square and Sample & Hold
- 1 AD Modulation Envelope with one-shot, loop & LFO mode
- 1 Amplifier Envelope with one-shot, loop & LFO mode
- 1 Filter Envelope with one-shot, loop & LFO mode
- 2 internal Modulation VCA´s
- Mod-Wheel and Velocity can modulate a lot of parameters
- CV inputs for Pitch, Gate and Filter Cutoff
- CV outputs for MIDI Note, Gate, Mod Wheel & Velocity
- works as a external 12 Bit MIDI to CV converter
- Audio input going through the filter
- Studio, Balanced Audio Output with extra Headphone Amp
- Front with 26 Knobs & 21 Switches
- a solid high class metal case, UV Print Alu material


Published on Jul 7, 2016 rugosotv

"Check the app at
All tracks made by me"

"A complete no-nonsense DJ mixing App in your iPad: beat match tracks, use EQ, use EFX, save and trigger cues and cued loops, all in one screen!

Check the support page ( to see a 1 minute video, watch and hear for yourself what's it all about!

Requires iPad retina (aka iPad 3) or faster.

This is just version 1.2 please give me your feedback!! what would you like to see in future updates?

• Supports Ableton Link

• Supports Audiobus.

• Supports multiple outputs / split audio / headphone cueing. Connect with iPad compatible audio interfaces.

• Supports MIDI input: control your DJ sets from an external MIDI controller!

• Super easy to loop a playing track, and you can save and trigger loops as if they were cues.

• Save up to 8 cues or cued loops per track. Have your tracks ready to trigger and/or loop in the right spot at any time.

• Play with 6 different EFX in each deck (can be used all at the same time) to add dynamism to your mixes!

• Use the usual DJ EQ with kill buttons to mute the bottom / mid / high bands

• All of this always visible, on one screen!

• Play with 4 decks at the same time! (iPad Pro 12.9-inch: 4 decks fully visible, other iPad models: 2 decks fully visible, 2 decks minimised).

• Load tracks from: the iPad's music library, iTunes File Sharing, Dropbox or import via AudioShare.

• "Light" and "Dark Blue" color theme.

Get it now and enjoy! :)"

Make Noise O Coast first impressions tweaking

Published on Jul 7, 2016 Oz The Conjuring

"This is one of the first in France, this is a very innovating and powerful synth, more videos will come of this little monster with modular and Moog Mother."

Korg Mini Pops 45 Drum Machine + Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Published on Jul 6, 2016 SubTokyoShop

"Korg Minipops 45 70's Vintage Drum Machine
+ Roland RE-201 Space Echo test

recorded with Drawmer LX-20 Compressor

ebay shop"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Soviet Synth Demos by Cyril Saar

Published on Jul 7, 2016 Cyril Saar

Soviet analog synthesizer Estradin 230 \ Эстрадин 230
Soviet analog synthesizer Faemi - 1m \ Фаэми 1м
Soviet vintage pedal Estradin Phaser Effect-2 \ Фейзер Эстрадин Эффект 2
Soviet analog drum modul Elsita \ Элсита
Soviet analog drum modul Marsh \ Марш барабанный модуль

New Behringer Synth Teaser Videos

Published on Jul 7, 2016 Music Group

She is analog.
She is discrete.
She sounds amazing.
And she is REAL!!!

Follow-up to this post.

In the 5th video you can see the name of the synth is the DeepMind12, and it will include routable effects and a graphical screen. You can also see a Powered by KLARK TEKNIK on it. KLARK TEKNIK are makers of signal processors and mixers. Note there are 4 FX slots. Effects seen include various types of Chorus, RackAmp, Delay, Reverb. Mood Filter, Flanger, Enhancer, and Dual Pitch can also be spotted as well. Each affect appears to have a number of editable parameters. You can see the RackAmp has parameters for PRE, BUZ, PMC, CRM, DRV, LVL, LOW, HI, CAE. The DSP algorithms are from Klark Teknik and TC Electronic. There is also expected to be a dedicated iPad Editor. At :16 you can see what appears to be it resting on top on top (screen grab further below). Note the different Reverb types in the editor. At :21 in the video you can see the routing of the effects change. At :34 it appears you can stack the same effect types - you can see Hall Reverb in slot 1 and in slot 4 pictured below. Word is it will have a built in arpeggiator as well.

Update2: An update via Uli Bheringer on the new DeepMind12, spotted by Soviet Space Child:

"The DeepMind12 has 4 integrated FX Engines which can we used simultaneously but also synced to the synthesizer itself. Each engine is loaded with more than 30 high-quality FX algorithms from TC Electronic and Klark Teknik. These are true world-class FX, many of which have been derived from TC Electronic's acclaimed signal processors as well as Midas' high-end mixing consoles.

As a world's first, the DeepMind has built in Wifi and allows for full remote control of nearly all parameters - all through typical tablets.

While the price has not been confirmed nor any price indication been given to retailers, we like to manage expectations.
With approx. 4,000 components, the DeepMind12 is one of the most complex synthesizers that has ever been built. Due to its discrete design structure, it has vastly more components than you will likely find in any of the current synthesizers on the market.

While it has always been our company philosophy to work on very small margins, we would however never sacrifice component or manufacturing quality nor sell below cost. Like all our products, the DeepMind12 will come with a 3 Year Warranty program.

These are truly exciting times and thank you for all your interest and support :-)


Update1: and some stills from the video:


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