MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

World's First HP Scanjet 4C Keytar + Instructions on How to Build a Musical Stepper Motor in 60 sec

Published on Jul 31, 2016 bd59

"You may of heard of a popular flat bed scanner by the name of HP Scanjet. This scanner had a hidden command set within the Scanner Control Language which allows you to send musical notes directly to the stepper motor. This is a tedious method where you have to enter the notes and durations manually into a text file (similar to G-Code on a CNC Machine). I have always used and will always use this method for my Old School music videos however I wanted to try and build a MIDI controlled stepper motor. One day I had one of my HP Scanjets sitting on its side and for some reason it resembled a Roland SH-101 and that's when I came up with the idea for the HP Scanjet Keytar. What a great way to merge both into a musical instrument. My one of a kind HP Scanjet Keytar consist of an Arduino Nano, Stepper Motor Shield and an optocoupler. Most of my Arduino code was readily available on the Arduino website and is free to download at GitHub. Near the end of my video I will show you how to build a MIDI controlled stepper motor in 40 seconds. I believe that maybe a world record :)

Finally, everything you need to build your own musical MIDI controlled stepper motor. (no electronics background required)
Download the Arduino Code at Github
please make sure you place all the files in a directory called HPScanJetMIDI before compiling
Don't for get to install the (just search the internet for this file name"

MiniCommand Live V2.0 Demo

Published on Jul 31, 2016 JustinValer

Slide Pots for Moog MG-1, Opus 3, Rogue and More

via LA Synth Co

"FINALLY! Replacement sliders for your Moog are once again available! We got sick of having to clean the old ones, so we had new ones made. Available as sets with switches, or as singles.

Compatible with Moog MG-1, Rogue, Opus 3, Liberation, Polymoog and others.

Same size and spec as the original, the shaft is just a hair shorter, but fits original slider caps perfectly. The switches have a black grip at the top (see photos) but are 100% compatible.

MG-1 and Rogue Sets currently available, Other sets upon request.

Rotary pots, dual pots, knobs and caps NOT included."

DIY Guitar Effects in Eurorack

DIY Guitar Effects in Eurorack - Tube Tremolo

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Endangered Audio Research Video

"This series shows you how to use the principles of modular synthesis to create new and unique effects for guitar."


DIY Guitar Effects in Eurorack - Filter Delay

Published on Aug 1, 2016 Endangered Audio Research Video

"This series shows you how to use the principles of modular synthesis to create new and unique effects for guitar."

Follow-up to DIY Guitar Effects in Eurorack - Tube Tremolo.

Behringer DeepMind12 Desktop Synth Mockups

This spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

"I like to present you with some of our desktop/rack-mount designs for the DeepMind12 our designers we have come up with. The unit is designed to accommodate for desktop and rack-mount usage.

Just to be clear, we have not yet decided to progress with this design and hence your opinion is important to us.

Thanks for your feedback.


531F - Wicked Trick - Featuring Dave Smith, Korg, Strymon

Published on Jul 31, 2016 JediSid

"531F - Wicked Trick - Featuring Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4, Korg Electribe 2, Strymon Elcapistan and BlueSky"

Sequential Circuits Pro One

via this auction

"Now the run down. This was bought from a man who kept it in a case for 15 years. He never used it. I bought it with crackly pots on 2 of them and the keyboard was kind of too clacky. These keyboards always are and it still is but it has been fixed to normal operating clack condition. Meaning the Pro One already has somewhat of a clacky keyboard. This is my second Pro One so I can tell you this is the case. My tech who is a professional and Hollywood's top synth tech who's been working on synths since the 70's fixed it all up. Actually not much had to be done other than those two mentions. It is in top mint condition I would rate is 100 functioning perfect and body condition I would rate a 9.9. If you're looking for mint this is it. Very very small wear mark almost not even visible at all, I am being super super picky and a very small wear mark on the rear. Both are not even anything. Not even kidding.

I have been using it with a Kention CV to Midi Pro Solo II box and it has work flawlessly. Kenton not included."

Roland SH-09 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"The SH-09 (or Synthesizer-09) is a single VCO monophonic analog synthesizer with a 2 1/2 octave, 32-note (F-C) keyboard. The VCO is switchable between 5 octaves: 2', 4', 8', 16', 32'. Available waveforms are sawtooth, square, pulse (with pulse width modulation), or white noise. There is also a sub-oscillator switchable between a square wave one octave down, a square wave two octaves down, and a pulse wave three octaves down. It is possible select the noise source at your oscillator and still have the sub-oscillator as a waveform. The VCF is self oscillating and can be modulated by the envelope follower which is wired to the external input. The envelope generator is an ADSR (attack decay sustain release) with a slider for each stage. On the control panel to the left of the keyboard is a horizontal pitch-bend/modulation lever, with pressure up and down controlling modulation amount. There are also two sliders controlling amount of modulation routed to the VCO and VCF, as well as a slider adjusting portamento amount and the main power switch. On the back panel there is a main output, and the CV/gate inputs and outputs."

Oberheim CPS1 Synth Expander Module SN 409

via this auction

"Original late 1970's Oberheim CPS-1 synthesizer expander module. Works perfectly, excellent condition. 2 syncable analog oscillators and audio i/o. You can process external audio through filters and modulator. Unit is stock. Pots, jacks, and internal connectors have been cleaned. S/N 409."

Korg Sigma KP-30 Vintage Multitimbral Monophonic Synthesizer SN 241659

via this auction

"Great working condition vintage Korg Sigma KP-30 from 1979... that's a 37 year old vintage synthesizer and only 1000 units were ever made. This is when Korg was still repping the Keio Electronic Labratory Corp. and made all their synths in Japan. Very high quality build has been near maintenance free for the last 20 years with just a professional deoxit tune-up every other year or so."

Powertran Transcendent 2000

via this auction

"This fantastic British Mono synth was designed by Tim Orr of EMS. He was the chap behind some of the most classic and sought after early synths like the EMS synthi used by Pink Floyd

This was the first synth used by Joy Division / New Order and appears on there early tracks"


Published on Jul 31, 2016 davidryle

"Echo. Echo. Echo's of the past.
Metropolis to Piston Honda with EG from Maths then into Phonogene.
Phonogene is in Broken Recorder mode with voltage modulation to the organize and gene size parameters from a Turing Machine and an EOC pulse from the Quadra to the vari-speed parameter.
The Phonogene out is run to Clouds in Spectral Madness mode. From there the signal splits to a Z-DSP with Valhalla Shimmer and an Echophon.
Rings in Modal resonator mode and duo polyphony is picking up the pitch cv from the Metropolis and strum from a Turing Machine pulses.
All of the various signal pathways are routed through Frames automated keyframe mode.
Additional delays are the Strymon Blue Sky and Lexicon MX200.
Clocking from Metropolis to 4MS QCD to Turing Machine, Quadra and Clouds trigger."

Transistor Sounds Labs Stepper Acid Eurorack Sequencer Demo

Published on Jul 31, 2016 mylarmelodies

"Let's Play with the amazing Stepper Acid Sequencer! If you like this, please support me and access a 50-minute bonus Stepper Acid video on Patreon for $4+ Patrons:"

Wax - (Re-uploaded with new mix) Yamaha Montage - Ableton Live - Akai APC Mini

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"EDIT: One nice thing about using Ableton and tracking this jam is that I could go back and remix. I noticed that the synth parts I was playing live were too hot so I went back and remixed those and replaced the audio track with the new mix.....Noice!!! ... So here's what is going on: I picked up an APC Mini because I was hoping it would allow me to create more complex live performances. Wow does it! This is a live jam with 100% Yamaha Montage. I recorded a bunch of loops into Ableton then used the APC to trigger them. All tracks were either played live and recorded for playback from Ableton, or just straight played live from the Montage. Such a phenomenal instrument this Yamaha thing.... I love it. Oh and I have to thank Depeche Mode for inspiring the first few bars that spawned this whole thing"

Planks by Baghead

"Easel in to Adrenalinn III pedal and a good dollop of spring reverb"

PPG 1020 + PPG sequencer and switch modules

Published on Jul 31, 2016 seb17320

OP-1 Synthesizer Excellent Condition

via this auction


via this auction

"It has brand new bright new screen, installed by Colin Fraser (the creator of it) himself .
Because early models had a bit lack of brightness, so he changed it for me some time ago.
(In the close up photo of the screen, there are shadows can see. This is just reflection of the room because screen is glass !)

All the encoders, switches and faders works flawless.

This is the fullest model with CVIO analog bus which allows you to play CV GATE instruments.

Latest operation system installed.

It comes with original manual, CVIO cable, a 4gb flash card and original power adapter."

Technics SY-1010

via this auction

Future Retro Zillion - Midi Sequencer

via this auction

"More midi sequences than you can ever imagine. Check out the video for all the features." [posted here]

Loop Study: Glompin & Bath

Loop Study: Glompin from Bryan Noll on Vimeo.

"Performed live on a modular synthesizer.

Used QuNexus to play Rings into Disting with Ping Pong Delay into 4ms Dual Looping Delay with Clouds running Oliverb (Clouds Parasites) in the FX loop of Rosie. Rings is modulated by Just Friends, which is modulated by Batumi. Tempi is triggering René, which is glomping Tides as a bass.

Recorded straight to 2-track in Ableton with no additional processing.

Cat stayed on the floor this time, but wanted to glomp some bass."

Loop Study: Bath from Bryan Noll on Vimeo.

"Loop recorded with 4ms Dual Looping Delay (in stereo, using both channels), then run through Clouds and recorded straight to 2-track.

Dedicated to Sean Julian for traveling light."

Follow-up to Beebar.

Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 7 - Birds in Space

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Inspired by the Moog Model 15's patch 'Birds' and also by the title of the 'Birds in Space' album of my mentor Adrian Enescu, here it is, the seventh episode from Journey to the Edge of the Universe.

Moog Model 15 - FX
Blofeld - pad
Quadnic - drone and sequence (freeze Clouds)
microKorg - bass
Virus Ti2 - sequence
Novation Circuit - hihats
OP-1 - lead


TX802 8 TKS 00032

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Ariel Raguet


TX802 8 TKS 00032


Zoom MS-70CDR
dbx 166A
Volt pgX7 DX programmer
Lenovo ThinkPad T430
Arturia KeyLab 61

Patch Notes #10 - Roland System 1M Hidden Oscillators

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

All parts here.

"Patch Notes #10 (check the description for actual patch notes) for the most recent Pulse Tips demonstrating the hidden oscillators in the Roland System 1M Eurorack semi-modular synthesizer.

Mutable Instruments Braids is the source of the pad-like sounds in WTx4 mode, sequenced by the Make Noise René playing back an 8 step sequence. The Timbre is modulated by a triangle wave from the Malekko Anti-Oscillator in LFO mode.

Braids is routed through Mutable Ripples LP4 to VCA mode, with both the VCA and filter cutoff modulated by the two ADSR envelopes on the Intellijel Dual ADSR module.

The bass is coming from the Make Noise 0-Coast, sequenced by the Korg SQ-1. An uncomplicated routing here, the SQ-1 is clocked by Tempi.

Tempi is also clocking René and the Dual ADSR. As well, it is triggering the Malekko Varigate 4, which is playing back the kick/snare/hihat sequences, via the Dual Borg kick drum setup we've explored in the past, a snare from the Noise Engineering BI and a noise-based hihat inside the Roland Scooper.

The kick and snare are routed through the inputs on the Scooper, while the hihat is routed virtually via the Roland Aira Modular Customizer App.

Tempi is also clocking the Sync Trig input on the Scooper, so that the input percussion signal can be sampled, looped and retriggered in time with the other sequences. The drum sequence is sampled and detuned to a lower pitch.

The lead is coming from the Roland System 1M, played live on the KMI Qu-nexus. The System 1M Osc 1 is set to the Sine FM waveform, while Osc 2 is set to the Synced Sine FM voice. Both are passed through the VCF/VCA/EFX signal chain in the synth, and out to the Mix 4 with the other voices and drums. Then routed through Warps running Parasites alt firmware delays for a bit of extra space."

Arturia KEYSTEP Unboxing

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"In this video, I unbox the Arturia KEYSTEP Keyboard. It's a new 32 keys controller keyboard which features a full arpeggiator and sequencer. More videos about this coming in near future"

Eurorack Lizard 2 sequencer

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Fernando Lima

Lizard 2 - Vbrazil
Aether Oscillatior - Vbrazil
Disting - Expert Sleepers

Kronos Tips & Tricks: 04 Change dry synth sounds with external effects - Eventide H9 Max

Published on Jul 31, 2016 Qui Robinez

"This time a small demonstration how you can modify kronos sounds with external effects. The Kronos dry sounds can be a great sound source when you route them to external effect machines that have different kind of effects that aren't in the kronos. By applying other type of effects your known sounds can sound rather different.

This tips and tricks video shows some examples of what you can do with the dry kronos sounds when you route them through an external effect. In the examples here i use an Eventide H9 Max guitar pedal (which also can be used for synth sounds of course).

There i have access to 44 different algorithms, in this video i show the Shimmer algorithm (which add harmonic tones in a reverb hall. a resonator effect, a chorus type of effect and a huge hall through the blackhole algorithm.

First you hear the dry sounds, then the same sound with the effect set to active, then the dry sound again.

The eventide h9 max is activated through a blue tooth connection with the h9 control app on the ipad. When its activated you will see a light turned on at the right bottom of the effect hardware box"

Cylonix/Intellijel - Shapeshifter (Wavetables Scan)

Published on Jul 31, 2016 thisisprisma

"Lfo modulating the SHAPE 1 knob, so wavetables go smoothly from left to right and then back from right to left, every end of lfo cicle is me manually turning the WAVEBANK knob one step to listen to the next group of wavetables. 128 groups in total with 8 wavetables each.

Enjoy it."

Sunday Chilled Hip Hop Jam - JD-XI

Published on Jul 31, 2016 KlaatuNinja

Impro with Mos-lab 2P + Mos-lab 960 sequencer

Published on Jul 31, 2016 seb17320

Verbos Voltage Multistage sequencing

Published on Jul 30, 2016 duncanperson

"Verbos sequencer doing a cool sequence on the SH-101, the Acidlab drumatix does all the clocking and a bit of the OTO bam in there too. This sequencer is lots of fun and has some good modulation abilities to keep the sequence fresh!"

Yamaha DX-11 Demo - All sounds by DX-11

Published on Jul 30, 2016 VeeCeeYay Inc

"People always say how FM and Digital synths sound 'cold' so I though I'd try something mellow and warm. All sounds are by the DX-11. No EQ was used.

The sound at the start has some Eventide Space Reverb. Percussion sounds were Synthesized on the DX-11 and sampled into an MPC-2500. The Clap sound has a tiny bit of Spring Reverb on it from the Boss RX-100."


Published on Jul 30, 2016 ryouichi harada

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