MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

From now on we are nowhere

Published on Aug 30, 2016 MIDERA

"This track was created specifically for the 'Electribe music contest - summer 2016.' No external effects were used other than minimal EQ."

ARP Odyssey 2800 MK1 Whiteface with New England Analog PYSIX Aftertouch Mod & Space Panels

via this auction

"This is a truly awesome and rare synth to come across. While containing the original vintage parts, this synth was also modified to enhance the playability and look.

ENSONIQ SQ-80 Synthesizer 1987 | HD DEMO | NEW PATCHES

Published on Aug 30, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

You can buy these patches for your SQ-80 - read the description for further details (scroll down).

Synthesizer demo of the ENSONIQ SQ-80 from 1987.
The intro sequence was produced with the sequencer of the SQ-80 playing sounds from the AnalogAudio1 patch bank. In this movie I play my own sounds - on some sounds I used a small amount of reverb from a Dynacord DRP 20 or/and a Korg SDD-3000 for delay effects (but no other effects like compression or chorus).

The ENSONIQ SQ-80 is an upgraded, enhanced version of the popular ESQ-1 from 1986. You could say, it's a "turbo version". It has more waveforms, a floppy disc drive, more sequencer memory, a phones jack, a lighter casing and other improvements. It still has the same great analog lowpass filters, which sound great when overdriven (like heard in the video). The SQ-80 is a flexible synth. It has 3 oscillators, 4 envelopes, 4 DCAs and 3 LFO's per voice. OSC sync and amplitude modulation possible - like on analog synthesizers. It has a velocity sensitive keyboard and polyphonic aftertouch. Built in pattern sequencer (similar to the one in the Akai MPCs).



If you are an owner of an ENSONIQ SQ-80: would you like to use these sounds with your synth for your music?


Published on Nov 26, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"All sounds made with the Studio Electronics MidiMini.
The MidiMini or MidiMoog is a analog Synthesizer from the year 1989. It´s basically a rackmount version of the MiniMoog."

Tc electronics triple delay with Midimini synthesizer

Published on Mar 17, 2015 Analog Synthesizers

"Midi Mini trough Tc electronic flashback triple delay.
All sounds from the Midimini multitracked."

MIDIMINI Studio Electronics

Published on Nov 19, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"Demonstration of the dynamic vcf response from midi velocity."

That is pretty cool. You can hear how the filter opens up for only certain notes based on velocity.

Korg MS-20 HQ demo

Published on Apr 8, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"All sounds in this song is from the Korg ms20.
Multitrack recording with some reverb and delay added."

Roland SH-101

Published on Aug 7, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"All sounds in this song except the choir and speak and spell voice is made with the Roland SH-101.

All photos and video by myself."

Roland SH 2

Published on Jan 5, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"This song is made completely with sounds from the Roland Sh-2 analog synthesizer.
Some reverb added but other than that there is no other fx or eq going on.
Multitracked in Cubase."

Roland Sh-2 Roland SH-101 and Moog Source Midi to CV

Published on Jan 2, 2014 Analog Synthesizers

"Controlling multiple synths via midi to cv from Cubase"


Published on Aug 30, 2016 Analog Synthesizers

"Song made with SE midimini & Nord Wave drums V Linn Lm-1.

The bassline, intro sound and two pad sounds in the middle section is the midimini. The other lead pad sound is a nord wave sound built from a mks-70 string sample. The metallic hit sound is also nord wave. The voice is vocoded through reasons vocoder. reverb and delay from evintide space and tc triple delay. Recorded in cubase."

AKAI AX80 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"The AX80 is the first pro-keyboard produced by Akai, released in 1984. It's an eight-voice programmable analog synthesizer with a full 61-note keyboard. Two analog oscillators per voice plus a sub oscillator provide the basis of its punchy analog sounds that can be described as similar to a Roland Juno 106. Very good bass, brass, synth sounds, and effects are possible. The keyboard is in great condition for being 30 years old. The only issue I have found is the 5 LCD screens that show a visual example of the parameters do not work. This does not affect any sort of navigation or functionality of the keyboard. It is a perfectly working keyboard that sounds incredible."

Something 10 Years in the Making Coming From Spectrasonics in 2 Days...

via @spectrasonics

Some people are speculating an update to Omnisphere while others say it will be much bigger? Hardware? We'll find out soon enough.

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Update: and we have Keyscape:

Introducing Keyscape Published on Sep 2, 2016 SpectrasonicsVIDEO

Update2: and the official press release released September 12, 2016:

"'New 'Keyscape' Virtual Instrument from Spectrasonics Extensive 'Collector Keyboards' V.I. Software is Now Available

Burbank, CA - September 12, 2016 - Spectrasonics has announced that their major new software virtual instrument Keyscape(tm) is now available worldwide. Ten years in the making, Keyscape features the largest selection of collector keyboards in the world. The instrument includes an eclectic array of rare and unique keyboards that have never been sampled before. Each of the 36 sought-after keyboards were carefully restored and then deeply sampled and behavior modeled in unprecedented detail by the award-winning Spectrasonics Sound Development team. As the company's fourth virtual instrument, Keyscape operates both as a self-contained software plug-in and also integrates fully within the company's flagship synthesizer, Omnisphere 2. Keyscape has a suggested retail price of $399US and 349€, and is available now for delivery.

Visit for more information.

Technical Specifications
• Extensive library with over 500 "Best-in-class" sounds, 36 Instrument Models and Hybrid "Duo" Patches
• Deeply Multisampled sounds with up to 32-way velocity switching, Round Robins, etc.
• Custom Controls specially crafted for each patch allow intuitive sound modification
• Software features high quality, authentic circuit modeled amplifiers and effects
• Mechanical Noise, Pedal Noise and Release Noise behavior modeling
• Available as Download (77 GB) or Boxed USB Drive Edition
• Optional "Lite" installation (30 GB) for stage use
• Full Omnisphere(r) 2 integration

Keyscape is available to purchase now in either Boxed or Download Editions. The boxed edition features USB installation drives, and is sold exclusively through Spectrasonics' worldwide authorized dealer network. The Download edition is available exclusively from the Spectrasonics Webstore:

Keyscape has a suggested retail price of $399US and 349€. An extensive introduction video, full sound listings, background information on each model and over 5 hours of audio demos showing Keyscape are available at:"

Make Noise 0-Coast

Make Noise 0-Coast from Perfect Circuit Audio on Vimeo.

"Demo of the Make Noise 0-Coast sequenced by an Arturia Beatstep Pro."

1978 Roland SH-5 Synthesizer SN 521310

via this auction

"The SH-5 is a classic yet very advanced monophonic synthesizer rivalled mainly by its successor, the SH-7. The SH-5 has just about two of everything. There are two analog VCOs with triangle, ramp, square and pulse waveforms, two LFO's, two filters, two VCA's, white and pink noise generators, and more."

Oberheim Xpander SN G43917

via this auction

"This Oberheim Xpander is in excellent working condition and very good cosmetic condition. It sounds amazing and all tuning procedures pass, as shown in the photos. There are a few minor scratches here and there as also shown in the pics. It was inspected by a professional vintage synth technician earlier this year. It's not apparent in the photos, but the LCD screens are much clearer in person and very easy to read."

AKAI AX-60 SN 10425-21483

via this auction

Update: auction link fixed.

"For sale is an AKAI AX60 polysynth keyboard from the 1980s in good condition. Plays well and looks great with only minor signs of wear due to age. As noted in the condition description, 2 knobs needs to be replaced but are still fully functional."

AqA Elektrix M/S Matrix demo

Published on Aug 30, 2016 MrRostislove

"Testing firstly mono reverb on sides, then on mid. Then add Geiger counter on sides."

Modular vid #249

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Phisynth

"Base of the patch here is the TPS sequencing the BugBrand E350 Morphing Terrarium. Some BB DRM's added for good measure...

Working perfectly so far...still have to finish and mount the Touch Responsive Keyboard"

Reaktor Blocks As A Eurorack Sequencer

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"This week, we're exploring using Reaktor Blocks as a Eurorack sequencer with a modular synthesizer and the many ways this connectivity can be approached."

Modular Jam #34 - Tonnetz Chords

Published on Aug 30, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's some random camera action ... tried to move around and get lots of the patch in spread across a large system as none of it was close together. But at the core is the Noise Engineering Tonnetz Sequent making different chord intervals. Good fun."

The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things - Two Tutorials on Creating the Theme

Published on Aug 30, 2016

This is a bit of a double post. In the video above goes over how to create the theme to Stranger Things using hardware synths. If you click here, you'll get a write-up from Ask.Audio on how to create the track on U-he's Diva. The completed track there is impressive.

BTW, If you have Netflix and haven't seen Stranger Things yet, go watch it. If you don't have Netflix, Stranger Things just might be worth picking it up for a month. It is that good and so is the theme music. It's throwback to soundtracks of the 70s and early 80s, most notably John Carpenter.

The following is the description for the video by Reverb above.

"Netflix's 'Stranger Things' has seemingly taken over popular culture, in no small part thanks to it's moody, synthesized soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. In this video, Justin DeLay attempts to take us in to the Analog Upside-Down and show you how to approximate some of these fantastic sounds on analog synthesizers of the day.

Download The Free "Stranger Things" Ableton Pack:

1:27 - "Main Title" - K. Dixon / M. Stein
5:15 - "Kids" - K. Dixon / M. Stein
11:22 - "Castle Byers" - K. Dixon / M. Stein

Synthesizers Used:
Roland Juno-6:
Roland Juno 106:
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5:
MiniMoog Model D:
Ableton Live:

Read more about "Stranger Things" on Reverb:"

WALDORF MICROWAVE 1 - Rev A with CEM 3389 + soundsets collection

via this auction

"WALDORF MICROWAVE 1 - rare Rev A with CEM 3389
fully working and in excellent condition 240V version
some stains on the front panel visible only in full light
complete soundsets collection in sysex format
original manuals"

MFB Dominion 1 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Nord Lead 3 Synthesizer

via this auction

Vintage Moog The Source Model 341A SN 4351

via this auction

"You are checking out a used, vintage Moog The Source Analog Synth Synthesizer Keyboard. Model 341A. It has recently been tested and is fully functional. It is in rather nice cosmetic condition for its age. Check out the auction pictures."

Roland SH-101 SN 427685

via this auction

Elektron Monomachine SFX-6 Keyboard Synthesizer Limited Model

via this auction

Custom Silver Metallic Emu SP1200 Vintage Drum Machine w/ Forat Upgrade

via this auction

via the seller: "For sale here is an Emu Sp1200 with an amazing custom paint job by Bruce Forat. I've owned quite a few custom Forats and I will say this one is my favorite, incredibly amazing job the silver sparkle and lettering and graphics, even down to the custom silver knobs and sliders, it's really an amazing dope look. So classic.

It also has servicing / upgrades making this machine a breeze to use. It's fully functional and in amazing shape. All the buttons and pads trigger perfectly, pots are scratch free and the outputs are clean without hiss.

Cosmetically its near minty shape, the paint job is near perfect, looks really fantastic. The screen is so incredibly bright that it's hard to even show it properly in the pictures, but it looks awesome in person. Check out the pictures below for more details.

It has the following service/upgrades done in the past year by Bruce Forat:
- pads refurbished
- sliders refurbished
- all inputs outputs cleaned
- disk drive checked
- custom silver gloss paint job with silver knobs and sliders
- upgraded ultra bright custom blue backlight (super easy to read from multiple angles sitting in front or above, unlike the original screens)

Comes with a sound library of disks with rare samples including ($200 value)
- Roland TR909, TR808, TR606 sampled direct from the original machines (w/ OS 1.2 included on all disks)
- 16 original sound library disks including 5 from original Emu Sound collection
- 10 new old stock blank disks ready for formatting"

Modded Emu SP12

via this auction

"For sale is an Emu Sp12 Turbo edition with 5 seconds sampling time. This SP12 is in super nice condition overall. It does have a few wear so be sure to check out the detailed pictures below to make sure you like it. The backlight is out but this is quite normal for an SP12 of this age, you can still read the screen fine in a well lit room. I just serviced all the buttons/pads so they are triggering smoothly. Everything is 100% fully functional. This also has upgraded modded filter by-pass outputs so that you can access both filtered outputs and non-filtered outputs. The SP12 sounds awesome! It's the best way to get the SP1200 same 12-bit sound quality at half the price, with 5 second sampling time and cool 80s style built in drums sounds. Includes original manual and power cable. Don't miss out!"

Future Retro Orb Limited Edition Flourescent Green

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander SN Y61708

via this auction

Vintage Oberheim Two Voice TVS

via this auction

"1978, oberheim two voice synth with rare sequencer module. cosmetically in excellent condition, surprising for it's age. functionally absolutely gorgeous, totally working in all aspects. recently had a session in studio with an electronic musician/composer, and we had both this synth and the new two voice pro side by side. we had a chance to carefully A/B them. wow, the old SEM modules in this vintage two voice were profoundly richer. so i can personally vouch for that reality, having used my own ears. very, very musical synth.

only selling to fund the purchase of a vintage 4 voice,est coast otherwise would definitely keep it."

Glossy Blue Studio Electronics SE-1X

via this auction


New demo added to this post. It's the second in the playlist embedded there.

PPG Phonem OverTone Vocal Drone │ Tutorial - haQ attaQ 169

Published on Aug 21, 2016 Jakob Haq

"PPG Phonem OverTone Vocal Drone Tutorial. PPG Phonem by Wolfgang Palm is an awesome vocal synthesizer crammed full of controls for sculpting sounds. In this tutorial I am making an overtone-style vocal drone."

iTunes: Phonem - Wolfgang Palm


Koto from mudlogger on Vimeo.

KORG MS-20 Synthesizer Getting Started EASY Video Demo

Published on Aug 30, 2016 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2016

So you've heard some cool MS-20 demos and you decide to pick one up. You get it home, take it out of the box, and then realize OMG what do I do now? My friend, this demo is for you, don't run away from your MS-20. I will show you how to EASILY get up to speed quickly WITHOUT taking away your whole weekend.

We will do it all. Using the LFO. Doing a Ladytron patch. A sample-and-hold patch. A weird random self-playing patch. And not forgetting to run a drum machine through the External Signal Generator."

Acid House / Techno with Volca FM, Electribe, TT 303, MB 33: "What is it you want?"

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Shimanski Beats

"Acid House / Techno live performance with the title: "What is it you want?"

Korg Volca FM (lead, live)
Korg Electribe Sampler (drums, percussion & vocal samples; sequencer for the other instruments)
DSI Mopho (main bass)
Waldorf Streichfett (strings)
Cyclone Bassbot TT 303 (acid line 1)
MAM MB 33 Retro (acid line 2)

Effects and Compressors:
Lexicon MX 200
TC Electronic M350
TC Electronic M-One XL
TC Dark Matter (on TT 303)
TC Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo (on TT 303)
DBX 166xl
Alto ACL4"

RADEK Live from Modular Meets Leeds 2016

Published on Aug 30, 2016 sonicstate

"Another live modular performer from Leeds - RADEK - he uses the Elektron Octatrack to add FX and mix functions to his compact modular setup."

RADEK Interview and Kit Exploration

Published on Aug 30, 2016

"We spoke to RADEK just after he came off stage at Modular Meets Leeds, where he opened up the bill. Using the Elektron Octatrack to run the mix and FX."

Synth Jam: DSI Tetra, Moog Slim Phatty and Korg Electribe 2

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Marcus Padrini

"Another synth jam. This time, the DSI Mopho Keyboard is controlling the DSI Tetra (working with 2 patches), the Yamaha DX7 commands the Moog Slim Phatty (not appearing on video) and the Korg Electribe 2 is playing the drums."

Intellijel Atlantis Eurorack Synth - Audio Description for the Blind

Published on Aug 30, 2016 mylarmelodies

"This is a full panel audio description of the Intellijel Atlantis Eurorack analogue synth voice designed for blind or partially sighted Eurorackers to orientate themselves with the layout and functions of the unit, which lends itself well to immediate, hands on sound design."

MicroGranny 2.5 Demo #TTNM

Published on Aug 30, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's a demo video of the Bastl Instruments Micro Granny 2.5.

The MicroGranny 2 is a monophonic granular sampler, which can record samples to its microSD card with an internal microphone or trough a line-in port. It's easy to use and can be powered by battery, so you'll probably want to take it with you anywhere you go. Of course you can also incorporate it into a MIDI setup, playing the samples transposed over a keyboard, sequencing sample changes and automating sample parameters like bit crushing, pitch and granular synthesis."

Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror Eurorack Module Demo Patch 01

Published on Aug 29, 2016 VoltageCtrlRtv

"This is the first of many demo patches with the Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror eurorack module. The only sound source used is the Piston Honda being filtered by the Spectra Mirror. The second voice is the Spectra Mirrors built in Oscillator.

Spectra Mirror Patch 01

SM Osc out to delay
SM S&H out to delay
SM Note In from quantizer
Piston Honda out to SM Input
Envelope 1 to SM FM 1
Envelope 2 to SM FM 2
LFO 1 to SM Morph in
SEQ to SM PW 1
LFO 2 to SM PW 2
Master Clock from Machinedrum to SM Clock in
SM Res at 9 o’ clock"

See this post for an explanation of the Spectra Mirror.

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