MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

"The Punishing" Mysteron Rocks!!

Published on Aug 21, 2016 damon ramirez

"Getting a cool guitar sound out of my Make Noise Mysteron using the DSI Curtis Filter and the PGH Bender."

Audulus 3 Library Update Preview

Published on Aug 27, 2016 Bimini Road

Get Audulus for: iOS | Mac | Windows/Linux

"Audulus 3 is about to get a big new update - new synthesis engine, improved UI, and hundreds of new modules. Take a tour through just one of the new patches included in the update - more to come!

To try Audulus for free, download the trial for Mac, Windows, and Linux at

Follow Audulus on Twitter and Instagram @audulus.

This patch is available for free download at the Audulus forum:

Description from the forum:

This sequencer uses 0-1 LFOs instead of clocks to drive the sequence step selection. If you use a saw wave input for both sequences, the X sequence is read left to right, top to bottom, and the Y sequence is read top to bottom, left to right. To reverse direction, simply use a reverse saw wave, or even a triangle or sine - or rectified audio! Anything really.

A third sequence is created when X and Y intersect - this is the = output.

The field of values are all scaled 0-1. Best results are obtained when you feed back sequences to the steps themselves.

The two controls next to the visualizer are max step controls. The one next to these towards the middle turns the sequences on an off in various combinations.

That's it! It's actually rather simple - its simplicity and openness allows you to do so much with it. Pairs very well with the new envelope module that will on retrigger when it's gone through its full cycle (see either of the demos attached here)."

Moog System 55 2015 Walnut Gloss SN 39 of 55

via this auction

"Moog System-55 Fully Analog Modular Synthesizer. Unique opportunity to own a true investment piece, which will only appreciate in time. 100% authentic Moog, hand wired, stuffed, and soldered right here in the USA. Manufacturing of this unit began in 2015 but was not completed and delivered to me until May 2016, serial #39 of 55. THIS UNIT IS REGISTERED WITH MOOG AND IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. So, why buy mine when ( at the time of this ad) there is one remaining System-55 to be built at Moog? I am throwing in $1,600 worth of goodies that do not come with their standard system: 953 controller, solid walnut keyboard garage ( of which the modular also sits atop) that matches the system perfectly. An extra single-slot passive module, and a foot-switch. The last 55 from Moog could take a year, ( I waited 9 months for mine) this one is available now, and I don't charge tax, which is a lot on $35K. Shipping and insurance is no joke on this thing, I highly recommend local pick up, besides you can check everything out to be 100% sure of your purchase. I have the original shipping crate and boxes, patch cords, and paper work. Why am I selling? I have 2 giant modulars, and I need main far-field monitors more than I need two modulars- its that simple."

Korg R3 custom sounds

Published on Aug 27, 2016 tblv9300

"60 presets can be downloaded here"

Roland Jupiter-6 - Near Museum Quality

via this auction

"Roland originally manufactured the Jupiter-6 with an axial RAM battery soldered directly to the printed circuit board. I recently replaced the battery and installed a Philmore BH542 1/2AA battery holder (see photos) to accommodate the replacement battery so the next owner won't need to do any soldering when the battery fails in the years to come. Operationally, the synthesizer is perfect - 100% functional in every way. The original Roland factory presets have been restored, and the original manual is included..."

Two Frobe Moog Clones

Published on Aug 27, 2016 glkibler

Akai APC Mini Live Jam - Yamaha Montage, DSI/Oberheim OB-6, Ableton Live 9

Published on Aug 27, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"I'm a fan of the live jam. This is fairly simple one. Just an example of how I do it in Ableton Live, with an Akai APC Mini control pad. Here's what's going on:

First I record some drums. You can do this from a drum machine or anything you want. I have two tracks with drums on them in this video. The first track I played live, just a kick/snare thing. The other track I used the Yamaha Montage arpeggios which have hundreds of drum loops. They're not audio loops, they're actually arpeggios so they are played live and then looped into Ableton.

I sequenced a couple of different bass lines on the OB6 and recorded each one into a separate slot on my Bass track so when I switch between them, I get something different in each slot.

Then I just started playing live and jamming. I arm a track with the APC and at any time, hit a button in a slot to start recording at the next 1-beat. Then keep on going.

It's a very fun way to build up tracks and you can get very complex. The APC will give you access to 8-tracks and 8-slots on each track at a time. You can scroll around with the controller too so you're not just limited to those 64 slots. But I didn't do that here.

The thing I like best is that other than recording the basic drums and bass lines, I didn't even look at the computer screen. It's all live, all hardware. The computer does the recording, but you're not tied to a monitor."

Keystep JX-03 and some effects

Published on Aug 27, 2016 sprunging for voltage

"Just the Keystep driving the JX-03, along with effects from an Alesis Nanoverb and a Korg KP3. Recorded raw and direct into Ableton."

Switched on Roland System 1 & Moog Voyager

Published on Aug 27, 2016 DouglasHurdGymnast

"Overture - original baroque style synth composition

Not exactly what I had in mind for this youtube channel given that it took a long day's hard work and was anything but spontaneous. It's been years since I've had to bounce down to free up tracks; I think I might stick to the DAW next time I try something this complicated!

(apologies for the usual shakey video - it's sometimes a trick trying to play and keep still whilst holding a smartphone in the other hand)

Roland System 1 with SH101 & SH2 plug-ins
Kawai MP9500 controller keyboard
Moog Voyager Old School
Lexicon MX200
Tascam DP-008EX"

Replicant - Zynaptiq Adaptiverb, Pro 2 , Roland D-50 , Moog Theremin

Published on Aug 27, 2016 100 Things I Do

"During SonicTalk last week (Sonic TALK 459 - Bionic Sustain) Ty Unwin enthused about Zynaptiq's Adaptiverb. I decided to give it a go with its 30 day free trial. The Synth noodle is based on a track I recorded many years ago. The Theremin also has some Eventide Black Hole for extra space. Basically an excuse to wash everything in way too much 'verb and be very loose with tone. I hope you enjoy.

Track available to stream or download for free"

Oberheim OB-12

via this auction

Future Techno? Novation Circuit

Published on Aug 27, 2016 RemixSample

"Freestyle Techno session on the Novation Circuit. The Hissing is included free of charge, thanks to low recording level on my field recorder.

Having 4 sample channels is indeed limiting so I'm gonna have to play around more to find a way to create a more complete tracks. I suspect that having drumloop samples instead of individual percussion sounds will free up at least one extra slot."

I have the technology but who controls who

Published on Aug 27, 2016 synthjunk

"Is technology improving the quality of music or creating lazy musicians?"

Check out more videos by synthjunk here.

J.S. Bach Modular - The Partita project

Published on Aug 27, 2016 Stotz Daniel Philipp

"The reording of the Bach Partitas took almost two years. The last Partita No. 6 takes more than 30 minutes and comes close to the Art of the Fugue style. The Partitas 1 + 2 are already available on my CD Modular Classics Vol. 9.

The new two CDs of the Partitas 3 - 6 will not be published at the moment* - only available on special request. More informations viz:
(* so few people buy CDs anymore!)"


Published on Aug 27, 2016 Bandsong Cover-ything

"Fully functioning. Phone mic doesn't capture the swirly chorus gorgeousness of this board."

Joy Division Closer poster in the background.

via this auction

"It is with a heavy heart that I must bid farewell to my beloved Hohner String Melody II (sometimes also branded Logan, exact same synth). I used to have one of the famed Arp Solina String Ensembles stacked on top but decided I could only justify keeping one...and the Hohner won out!!! To me, it sounded so much deeper and the chorus more swirly!

As you can see it is in great cosmetic condition for it's age (late 70s). One of the coloured slider knob 'caps' has come off. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with the case lid and the handle is missing also. The metal plate that surrounds the sliders was loose and a bit battered when I got it so I straightened it out and have stuck in place. But, overall, very, very good.

Functionally, it is just as it should be. All the keys sound and all the sounds and functions work. There is a slight crackle on the 'Bass' slider but nothing that a quick squirt of contact cleaner wouldn't sort out. I opened it up to check inside (hence why you can see the screws of the case sticking up in the photos) and everything looks good and clean, no leaking components etc. There is a slight bit of underlying noise but only at high volumes - this indicates that it could eventually do with a re-cap (show me a 70s synth in all-original condition that doesn't need one and I'll show you that you're holding nothing, ha ha) altho it's perfectly usuable as is - or a cheap noise gate could be used for a easier fix. But, as I say, it really is very quiet and I only mention it in the pursuit of full disclosure.

So, how does it sound? Well, I LOVE it! Really thick, chorus-y, analogue loveliness. Just an hour ago I recorded video on YouTube to both show that it is fully functioning and to give you an idea of the different sounds..."

Sequential Circuits Pro One J-wire Edition

via this auction

J-wire has to do with how the keyboard makes contact when triggering notes. There is a metal bar that runs behind the keyboard. When you press a key the back of it tilts up of course. On the back is a wire that makes contact with the metal bar and the note is triggered. I once picked up a "broken" Pro-One for $135, if I remember correctly, because it had a sticky note. I opened it up and saw that the j-wire for one note was bent upwards making perpetual contact with the bar. I bent it back straight and all was good. :)

"Cleaned J-wire, replaced lubed bushings so keybed play as close as you can get to as when it was new.

Classic monophonic cem-3340 oscillator based synth with cem-3320 filter chips.

Compared to alongside another classic monophonic synths such as the roland sh-101 this beast growls and roars like a angry panther compared to the softer kitten i.e 101"

KORG MONO/POLY monophonic synthesizer serviced

via this auction

ARP 2600 Synthesizer

via this auction

"ARP 2600 - SN 2601-0613

Lovely example of pure analog synthesis. Famous examples of its signature sounds are abundant.

This system lineage:

Casey Young: Bought new. Designed keyboard setup for Rick Wakeman of YES. Toured with YES as off-stage fill-in keyboardist. Later, Casey taught synthesizers in Portland Oregon. Michael Garrison was one of his students, and bought the instrument from him.

Michael Garrison: Electronic musician and performing artist. Met fellow electronic musician Craig Padilla at a performance in Mt Shasta California where the two exchanged notes about performing electronic music live, and became friends. Sadly, Michael passed away much too young.

Craig Padilla: Arranged to purchase this instrument from the estate of Michael Garrison. This instrument was then used by Skip Murphy and Craig Padilla in their studio, and can be seen on some YouTube videos.

Skip Murphy: Well, we now have 2 of these ARP 2600’s, so it is somewhat redundant. Now is time to sell this one so that somebody else can enjoy it, and add to its lineage.

Recently cleaned and calibrated by George Mattson, of Mattson Modular. It is in full working order but missing one slider cap on Sample and Hold Rate. That doesn’t affect performance, and you could get a matching cap online if you like. No keyboard, just the synth. It was most recently used with various analog step sequencers, but any 1 volt per octave keyboard or source will run it. Will throw in some patch cords too, but it plays without any patch cords required, due to the unique normalization design. This unit is absolutely stock, with no modifications I am aware of.

Clean and no noticeable flaws, except for the missing slider cap mentioned. Minor scuff marks on the Tolex, as one would expect for an instrument of this vintage. Will be professionally packed and shipped UPS, as they have a good history with shipping this synth.

The EBay listing wants it to say it has 49 keys and an AC Adapter for a power supply, and an arppegiator/sequencer which is not true. I can't seem to figure out how to correct that in the listing. It has no keyboard and the power supply is built in."

Buchla 223e Multi-Dimensional Kinesthetic Input / Tactile Input Port Synthesizer

via this auction

"The 223e comprises two components: A 3-panel-unit tactile surface (the Multi-Dimensional Kinesthetic Input) for generating user control data, and the single-panel Tactile Input Port module, which provides edit / programming control for the tactile surface, and houses the control voltage outputs and the controls for the built-in arpeggiator.

The tactile surface features an ergonomic array of 27 velocity- and pressure-sensing keypads, fourteen of which respond to location in one or two dimensions. Pressure sensitivity ranges from feather-weight to several pounds. Arranged into multiple user-defined groups ranging in size from 1 to 25, the keypads can produce a wide array of user-programmed control voltages. The surface can be mounted in three panel spaces in a 200e-series cabinet (usually in the lowest boat, for playing convenience), or independently mounted in a 201e-3 Passive Frame.
Location, pressure, impact, and tuned voltages, as well as pulses generated by the tactile surface are presented at a total of 30 outputs on the Tactile Input Port module.

The arpeggiator features multiple patterns, internal and external clocks, and a variety of additional features. All settings, including Tactile Input keypad programming, can be saved and recalled by the Preset Manager on the 225e or 206e module."

Vintage Post Soviet Analog Synth Elektronika EM-141

Soviet organ Venta Electronika 141 (hammond style) \ Электроника 141 Вента

Published on Feb 9, 2015 Cyril Saar

"best soviet organ with synt with organ drawbars, synthesizer block, chorus (leslie effect),additional bass and bells sound.
4:07 - sounds like real leslie"

via this auction

"Eelectromusical key "ELECTRONICS EM-141" - odnomanualny, pyatioktavny, polyphonic, portable tool. Designed to perform pop and classical works as a solo or accompanying instrument composed of professional and amateur ensembles, as well as at home. The tool consists of the following sections: Section flute, percussion section, synth section, the section of the chorus-flanger effect. Flute and percussion sections are the conventional body structure. Synthesis timbre is from 10 harmonics by dialing their levels. Tembroobrazovanie built on pure sinusoidal signals to simulate the sound body "Hammond", vibraphone and other instruments. Synth section containing a managed device in a controlled filter envelope, simulates wind instruments (horn, English horn and other), As well as a wide variety of sounds typical of synthesizers. Section chorus, flanger enriches the tool, gives the sound properties of the instrument and spaciousness of the sound source simulates the effect of rotation in space. Camey housing is part of the security device housing.

The tool provides:
• high stability master oscillator frequency by the use of quartz-locked loop
• minimal error of the scale intervals relatively evenly-tempered musical scale
• the ability to shift the whole structure of the instrument by +/- 1/4 tone
• rich timbre of sound color with sound droop

• Technical specifications:
Number of manual registers:
- A set of flute tone 10 (16, 5, 3.1, 8, 4, 2 2/3, 2, 1 3/5, 1 1/3, 1, 1 1/2)
- Fixed switching flute 1
- Percussion with a set of level 7 (4; 2 2/3, 2, 1, 3/5, 1 1/3, 1, 1 1 / 2_)
- Bass registers included in the fixed amount of 2 lower octaves 2
Full sound range 8 octaves
Accuracy of the scale intervals relatively evenly-tempered scale, not more than 0.05%
Relative volatility master oscillator frequency in the automatic mode for 30 days, no more than 0.1%

Relative volatility master oscillator frequency in the automatic mode for 30 days, no more than 0.1%
Relative volatility master oscillator frequency in manual mode for 4 days, no more than 0.3%
Rated output voltage to a load of 10 ohms, not less than 0.25 V
The peak value of not more than 2.4 V
S / (+ background noise), not less than 60 dB
Dynamic volume pedal range, not less than 40 dB
Vibrato frequency, adjustable between 5 (-2) to 7 (3) Hz
Weight, not more than 20 kg
Dimensions (in working order):
- Length of 938 +/- 5 mm
- Width 410 +/- 5mm"

Vintage ARP Omni String Synthesizer, Restored With New Sliders

via this auction

"ARP Omni restored with new sliders, envelope generator capacitors (one for each key) and assorted other fixes."

Roland SH 2 Vintage Synthesizer SN 003405

via this auction

"Fully working, all keys, sliders, switches work fine and clean audio output.

Master volume needs contact cleaning, if I have time I will clean it before shipping.

CV and gate input and output, external audio in."

Alesis Fusion 6HD Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard with Original Box

via this auction

"Alesis 6HD in very good cosmetic condition. All keys, knobs, buttons and controller wheels function properly. The only issue is the backlight for the display is out (as seen in picture). The display itself still works and is visible but it is not lit. It does not affect the workings of the synth. This is a beast of a synth workstation.

8-track, 24-bit audio recording.
Built in 40 gig hard drive
Four synthesis type:
QS composite synthesis
Analog modeling
Physical modeling
Frequency modulation (FM)

28-bit effects engine
Phrase and arpeggiation sequencer
The list is endless as to what this thing can do. It comes in the original box. Includes power cord and printed manual. There is also a DVD that contains hundreds of extra sound, supplemental manuals in pdf format, video tutorials and various other files and programs."

Yamaha CX5M Music Computer SFG-05U FM Synthesizer SYK-10 Keyboard 8 Cartridges

via this auction

"CX5M Music Computer with original manual
YK-10 keyboard
MU-01 MSX Mouse owners manual (mouse not included)
Original Magazine advertisement clipping"

Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer w/ SQ-1

via this auction

Korg MS-20 Mark I - 1979 SN 144507

via this auction

Transistor Sound Labs Stepper Acid Eurorack Module

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D SN 2433

via this auction

"This is a beautiful example of an early oscillator board Mini. Serial number is 2433. I bought it recently on ebay, in fair condition. However, it really needed more attention. I sent it over to Chris at This Old Synth for restoration and modification. Its been painstakingly gone through.

- The old P&R key bed has been replaced with the Opto-key kit (non-midi).
- All key bushings have been replaced and keys leveled and hand cleaned.
- Various aging (badly) components replaced.
- Edge card connectors tightened up.
- Pots and switches cleaned.
- Octave buffer kit installed for better tuning stability (holy cow, what a difference!)
- The Dead Band mod on the pitch wheel was installed.
- Tuned and scaled.

This synth sounds and feels like a DREAM. You will not easily find one of these in this condition, without spending a lot of money and time to fix it. In fact, unfortunately for me, I've dug a little hole of debt between the original purchase and restoration of this synth. I can't justify keeping it. I'm actually pretty upset about it. Truly, I'd love for this to go to someone who can afford to keep it forever. Sure, you can order the reissue from Moog, but this one just oozes character. Totally worth it!"

Pucktronix - The Oracle - CV Learn/Play Control Demo

Published on Aug 27, 2016 Greg Surges


This video demonstrates a new feature for the Pucktronix "The Oracle" eurorack synthesis module. "The Oracle" is a machine-learning sequencer that learns control voltage patterns and produces generative variations on those patterns. This demo shows the use of CV input to switch between learning new patterns and producing variations on those patterns.

This feature will appear in the next firmware update."

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