MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

Roland TR-8, TB-3, TR-505, + Circuit & Volca Acid Techno Jam

Published on Sep 2, 2016 anode8

"Here's another session featuring the Roland TR-505, TR-8 & TB-3, along with the Korg Volca Bass & Keys, and Novation Circuit. This was mostly a test of the distortion pedal (Boss DS-1 Clone) on the TB-3. All run through the Mackie ProFX12 mixer and recorded into Logic Pro, with some compression and limiting added. This is by no means a full demo of any of these machines, just me fooling around on some gear that I like to have fun with. If you like it too, then please follow me! Thanks for checking it out."


via this auction

"The absolutely HUGE SOUNDING true ANALOG MFB 522 IN MINT CONDITION. Based on the 808 circuit it sounds like a flash back in time to the 1980s ..."

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Analog Dreams 2016 Synthesizer Synth Rik Marston

Published on Sep 2, 2016 SynthgodXXX

"Oberheim Matrix 1000 Analog Dreams 2016
by Rik Marston 100% No Talking! **Watch in HD**

The powerful Oberheim Matrix 1000 showing off
some of the dreamy lush pads, strings & sweeps!

An absolute dream to have in the studio!
Easy to use & cuts well into any track.
6 voices, 1000 sounds & it's fun to use...
They sell quick second hand because, well
just listen!!! Another Matrix 1000 video will
be on it's way very soon! Keep posted!!!!

Recorded into Ableton Live 7 with lite Reverb.
The Matrix plays nicely with external effects!
Try one, you'll buy one!!! -it's worth every penny!

Thank you for watching!
More synthesizer demos &
Ambient Chill Zen Music

Synthrotek Super Power

Published on Sep 2, 2016 synthrotek

"Synthrotek’s Super Power gives you loads of power and is skiffable at just 46mm deep! Designed with safety in mind, Super Power has polarity protection and regulators with short circuit, overheating, and over current protection.

Why make a totally new power module? First and foremost, the Deluxe Power Module was a tough build. DIY has always been at the heart of what we do, so we re-oriented the board so that it is simpler to build, and more importantly, simpler to troubleshoot. We also would occasionally have a metal switch break when shipping a Eurorack case, so we switched to a hardy plastic jack.

The new circuit allows Super Power to come in three different power configurations. Super Power Red (with red LEDs) will power a single row of 84 or 104HP, Super Power Green will power two rows of 104HP, and Super Power Blue will power three to four rows of 104HP.


Multiple power options to fit your needs and budget: - RED: Power one row of 84 or 104HP.* Power output: +12V @ 3A, -12V @ 2.5A, +5V @ 1.5A - GREEN: Power two rows of 104HP.* Power output: +12V @ 3A, -12V @ 1.3A, +5V @ 1.5A - BLUE: Power three to four rows of 104HP.* Power output: +12V @ 3A, -12V @ 2.5A, +5V @ 1.5A
- Advanced low-noise, fully-regulated voltage converters on each rail
- Over-current protection: shuts off each power rail automatically if modules use too much current on that rail
- Two 16-Pin Eurorack power connectors, keyed for safety
- Molex quick-release connector for easy install of Synthrotek Noise Filtering Distribution Boards
- USB jack for powering an iPhone, Beat Step Pro, etc.
- Input Voltage Range: 16 to 19 volts DC
- Requires 16-9V power brick, DC Input Jack size: 2.1mm
- Module Width: 4HP
- Module Depth: 46mm"

Corey Schenck's Memorymoog Restoration (By Synthpro)

Published on Sep 2, 2016 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This video is of a Memorymoog I have been rebuilding for Corey Schenck, it was originally Robert Berry's Memorymoog that he toured with in the band, '3' (Emerson Berry and Palmer).

Very honored to have the privilege to get this beast up and going again for its new life with Corey.

Special thanks to both Robert and Corey for the support and to all of you that watch my videos, this is what it is all about!!!

Rock on and take care,

Arturia Keystep - Playing with the Step Sequencer

Published on Sep 2, 2016 ProckGnosis

"Just a bit of playing around with the step sequencer on the Arturia Keystep MIDI Controller, using it to sequence a Yamaha CS5 analog mono synth.

Really had 3 goals with this:
1. Playing with the Keystep sequencer
2. Testing the Waldorf Pulse 2 for translating MIDI to CV
3. Sequencing an old mono, analog synth that had no MIDI

The Keystep is a great piece of hardware at a decent price (around $115-120), with velocity and aftertouch sensitive keys, an arpeggiator, and a step sequencer. Can store up to eight, 64-step sequences. MIDI in/out and CV and gate outs for controlling analog equipment.

The Keystep has CV and gate out, but the Yamaha CS5 doesn't use the normal, Moogish-volt-per-octave standard, so I had to use the Waldorf Pulse 2 to translate the midi from the Keystep to the Hertz-per-volt CV standard older Yamaha synths frequently used."

Polivox Desktop Rack with MIDI

via this auction

"This is rack version of famous Polivox synth with Midi mod added. Item passed full repair and profilactics. old condensators were changed for new ones. Polivoks is the portable electronic musical synthesizer which is designed for playing different musical compositions of any genre. It is also intended for creating some musical effects in cinema and play scoring, in studio.

There are 4 octaves on the keyboard. The inclined desk is divided into the following functional sections: Modulator, Generator #1, Generator #2, Mixer and Amplifier. They give one a possibility to synthesize a broad spectrum of sounds and to change sounding at any time. There are 3 internal audible signal sources in the instrument: to broad-ranged of the Generators with changed form of oscillations and a noise generator for creating a non-musical sounds such as wind, surf, whine, etc. Possibility to connect an external audible signal sources to the synthesizer is provided for (e.g. guitars, electropianos and electroorgans). Sounds of different external sources are combined separatly in the mixer in any ratio. There is a filter in the synthesizer with cutoff frequency control and resonance to change colour of timbre of audilble signal over a wide range.

Engineer: Vladimir Kuzmin, designer: Olympiada Kuzmina, hardware engineer: Yuriy Pheophilov, produced by Urals Vector Company."

Ritm 2 Analog Soviet Synthesizer

via this auction

"This synthesizer was manufactured by Kirovsky musical instruments' factory in 1984, designer - Viktor Nikulin. The EMI Ritm 2 is an one-voice keyboard synthesizer designed for solo, ensembles and orchestral playing musical compositions of any genre. It can be used both for educational needs and creating different musical effects. This synthesizer can be used with an acoustic amplifier which has a response of 0,775. There is a possibility to use a low frequency amplifier such as radio receiver, TV and tape recorder. The quality of the sounding depends on an acoustic amplifier.

The synthesizer Ritm-2 can play soundings of the other classical instruments (keyboard, strings, reed and percussion instruments). It is intended for creating some specific sounds (wind, noise of surf, train, gun and whine). Using this instrument one can play some compositins with a random pitch and a timbre.

Control parametrs name: pitch wheel, modulation slider, modulation frequency, registers (4'8'16'32'), tuning modulation on, modulation amount, modulation waveform, noise, square waveform level, select waveform, wave level, cutoff, key track (1/1-1/2), resonance, modulation form/depth, phone, contour osc, output, memory, filter - attack, decay, sustain, release."


via this auction

Novation KS Rack (Programme presets - Part 2)

Published on Sep 2, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"A demonstration of the Programme presets included with the KS Rack synthesiser.

The synth was recorded direct with no further processing except for normalisation."

Part 1 here.

Roland MC-505 groovebox LCD display repair with a steam Iron

Published on Sep 2, 2016 markusfuller

"Roland MC-505 groovebox repair, 2 new Pots and LCD display repair using a Steam Iron.
patreon page
all music used within this video came from this Roland MC-505"

Dave Smith Instruments Begins Shipping OB-6 Desktop Analog Synth Module

via Dave Smith Instruments

"Desktop Version of Tom Oberheim/Dave Smith Synth Collaboration Now Available

San Francisco, CA—September 1, 2016—Dave Smith Instruments LLC today began shipping a desktop module version of their acclaimed OB-6 six-voice analog synthesizer. It boasts a sound engine identical to the keyboard version, which was inspired by Tom Oberheim’s original SEM. It features an all-analog signal path with discrete VCOs, VCAs, and filters. Like the keyboard version, the knob-per-function front panel offers immediate access to virtually all parameters.

As Dave Smith explained: “The OB-6 has met with unprecedented approval from across the music industry. In just the six months since its release, it’s been adopted by an extraordinary number of artists and is already appearing in projects across the world.” Added Smith: “We wanted to make the desktop version available as quickly as possible to make it even easier for musicians to take it on the road or into the studio. We made it a priority that the desktop version retain the same powerful sound, and easy-to-use front panel interface as the keyboard version.” Smith continued: “We also added a poly chain feature so that any two OB-6s can be paired for 12-voice polyphony.”

The essence of OB-6’s vintage sound is its discrete voltage-controlled oscillators (plus sub-oscillator) and discrete, state-variable filter, both based on the classic Oberheim SEM (the core of Tom Oberheim’s acclaimed 4-voice and 8-voice synthesizers). Voltage-controlled amplifiers complete the all-analog signal path. Said Tom Oberheim: “The desktop module sounds every bit as good as the OB-6 keyboard because, on the inside, it’s exactly the same — the same VCOs, VCFs, and VCAs and the same big, in-your-face SEM sound that people have always loved.”

The module weighs approximately 13 lbs (5.9 kg) and measures 20.75” L x 7.8” W x 4.4” H (52.0 cm x x 11.2 cm).

The OB-6 desktop module is available now with a MAP of $2,299."

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" with Ephriam Nagler

You'll find the third interview in Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" with Ephriam Nagler here.

"Ephriam Nagler, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, obsessed with audio and photography, can be seen at airports around the world arguing his DSI Pro 2 and Prophet 08 into the main cabin. He performs under his own name as a synth-pop soloist and also performs with his brother, Judah Nagler, in The Velvet Teen. While residing in the Pacific Northwest over the past 7 years, he has been producing records at Robert Lang Studios, Red Room, and Dub Narcotic Studios of K Records. Submitting to his constant itch for travel, he is the touring front of house engineer for The Thermals, The Good Life, Suuns, and is at this very moment on the road with Russian Circles.

We caught up with Ephriam to talk about about how he’s using his Pro 2."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Doepfer MS-404 Analog Synth

via this auction

Delta Aqarii - Synthetic Aspect (Jam with Volca Bass, Volca Keys, TR-8, TB-3, Roland JX-03)

Published on Sep 2, 2016 KУMΘTHΘ

Live Jam with:
Korg Volca Bass & Keys / Roland TB-3 / Roland TR-8
Roland JX-03 / TCE Alter Ego / TCE M300"

Reed & Caroline, ‘Buchla & Singing’,

REED & CAROLINE - Singularity (We Bond) [Official Video] from VeryRecords on Vimeo.

"'Singularity (We Bond)' is taken from the VeryRecords album release 'Buchla & Singing' from Reed & Caroline.

'Buchla & Singing' is available on CD and via Digital Download from October 14th 2016.

Video footage courtesy of ESO ( Edited by Simon Lowery.


This one in via mini at tonetweakers.

Update: a few pics from their FB page. Also, VeryRecrods appears to be Vince Clarke's record label.

Thanks to Reed for the heads up.

BEMI & Don Buchla Lawsuit is Settled

You might remember Don Buchla filed a lawsuit against BEMI. It appears the lawsuit has just been settled. You can find the dismissal here.

Before you celebrate, note that we do not know what the exact terms were.

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

OB Juno - Morning Jam with DSI/Oberheim OB6, Roland Juno 106/MKS-7, Yamaha Montage

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Earmonkey Music

"I have been layering the Roland Juno 106 with the Roland MKS-7, which is a Juno in a box. They sound and react just a little different from each other so when you layer them, pan them left/right a bit, and slightly detune one, you can get a really nice big sound. Speaking of big sound, listen to that OB6 bass line. Crap this thing never stops amazing me. Montage doing drums and a funky arpeggio lead now and then."

Braids Mutable instruments

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Fernando Lima

"Just a test!"

Roland Analog Wav Collection FAMOUS 1980's BASSLINES! Synthesizer Samples Jupiter-8 Juno-106

Published on Aug 30, 2016 SynthgodXXX

Follow-up to this post. You can find the sample pack for sale on eBay here. See below for what you are hearing in the video.

"Roland Analog Wav Collection Video #2
by Rik Marston 100% No Talking!
**Watch in HD & with Headphones!**

Celebrate 909 Day the RIGHT WAY!
--With some JP8, JP6, JUNO-106, MKS-80 & MORE!!!

This collection is on sale NOW on EBAY
SAME DAY DOWNLOAD via WeTransferPlus
Pay Today, PLAY IT TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!

All samples for this demonstration video were recorded into
Ableton Live 7 "Simpler" device using only Simple Delay
This demonstration video shows off some FAMOUS 1980's BASSLINES!!

Donna Summer "I feel Love" JUNO-106 ACID BAS C5 @00:02
Kraftwerk "Computer Love" JUPITER-6 CALLISTO C4 @00:46
Yazoo "Situation" JUNO-106 SEQ BASS C3 @01:04
Depeche Mode "Big Muff" JUPITER-8 STRONG C5 & JX-8P POLYSYNTH C5 @01:30
Depeche Mode "Just can't get enough" JUPITER-8 DANCEBASS C4 @02:04
Depeche Mode "Photographic" JUNO-106 OLD MODE C2
Alphaville "Big in Japan" MKS-80 DIGITBASS C4 @02:53
The Cure "Fascination Street" JUNO-106 OLD MODE C2 @03:19
Human League "Sound of the crowd" JUPITER-8 BANG BASS2 C5 @04:00
Human League "Lebanon" JUPITER-8 RAPBASS C5 @04:25
Simple Minds "Don't you forget about me" JX-8P POLYSYNTH C4 @05:05

All music copyrights by original artists, all music used in this video is to
demonstrate the sounds of the Roland Analog .Wav Collection IN ACTION, I'm not
trying to show off my cover programming skills or take money from these artists!


The Roland Analog .Wav Collection

Vacare - Korg EMX track

Published on Sep 1, 2016 MIDERA

"Track created for the Electribe Music Contest - Summer 2016. No
external effects or processing was used. Created, recorded, and filmed
within 1 hour."

Chamber of Sounds Jupiter III with mini-metronome

Published on Sep 2, 2016 chamberofsounds

"It's amazing what you can get from China these days. This $6 Me Ideal mini-metronome is the perfect compliment to our handmade, Jupiter III synth, making it play by itself.

It triggers the J3 real well, and you can dial in the exact tempo, note & bar length - it even does do tap-tempo! The mini-metronome comes free with every Jupiter purchase, only @"

MODULÖR114 bi-timbral

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Davide Mancini

See the soundmachines channel label at the bottom of this post for more.

Bleep Labs Moving Sale in Austin Texas

via Bleep Labs

"Bleep Labs is having a moving sale at our current location this Saturday, Sept 3rd. If you’re in the market for piles of electronic components, vintage whatsists, tools, office whatevers and who knows what else come by!"


via this auction

"Soviet vintage analog electronic drum machine & synthesizer

'RMIF ELSITA'. It is a powerfull 4 channel analog drum synthesizer, produced in the USSR in 1980s. It has 4 identical channels (which can be used & edited freely). On every channel you can change: trigger signal sensitivity, tone, attack, release, tone\noise balance, filter, volume level. Each channel has trigger Input on a standart 1/4 mono Jack for 4 pads. It can be triggered from any drum pads like classic Simmons or modern Roland\Yamaha or any audio source - line outs of the drum machine or soundcard or CV Gate etc. The module has Audio Output (1/4 Jack) and Headphone Output (1/4 Jack). This is an armoured antitank piece of gear and the sound it produces is very unique! Can synthesize huge pallete of sounds - from modern punchy BD & SD to classic 808 or 909 subs or claps e.t.c.."


via this auction

"Keyboard electronic musical instrument "Maestro" is a portable polyphonic four-voiced analog\digital hybrid synthesizer with microprocessor control (KR-580) & programmed timbres "presets". Number of presets - 20. There is possibility to get vibrato frequency with depth & frequency control. This instrument includes "chorus" effect with depth control, filter with cut-off frequency & resonance control. There are also "arpeggio-tremolo" arrangement with speed control and joystick that pitch shifts & vibrato depth controls. It is the first soviet synth with microprocessor inside. Maestro synthesizer was produced in 80s on Kachkanar military radio plant on the same factory where well known Polivoks synth was produced. Synth has nice compact design. Some waveforms (Brass section) feed to analog filter with resonance. Arpeggiator has memory of key's order. The synth is polyphonic, you can play 4 voices at one time. LFO can modulate pitch by triangle waveform. There are controls of modulation speed and amount of pitch modulation."

Moog Minimoog Voyager Select Series - Jade/Walnut v3.5 - with Case

via this auction

Siel DK700 Vintage Midi Master Synthesizer, SSM Based

via this auction

"This is a rather rare vintage Italian synthesizer. It is six voice polyphonic using SSM chips. Each voice has it's own DCO, VCF and VCA. This has the same sound engine as the DK-600, but instead of knobs it has a button interface.

I have successfully tested most functions and parameters, but the testing was not exhaustive. The only issue to point out is that sometimes a single note will linger at a very low volume, but eventually disappear when the voice is re-used. This happens intermittently. Original factory presets are loaded.

The panel shows some surface scratches and the endpieces have some dings. All buttons, keys and wheels work fine.
This is a collector piece and not a performance instrument and thus sold strictly AS IS."

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 37

Published on Sep 2, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"My first little play with my WMD SSM (Sequential Switch Matrix) and Expand. Not that complicated or anything, just feeding it 4 8 step sequences, then distributing various outputs to a few oscillators and filters.
Loads of fun going to be had with these modules I think."


Published on Sep 2, 2016 CLASSIC KEYBOARDS

Auraglyph | Demo_1: Basic FM + Filters

Published on Sep 1, 2016 Spencer Salazar

Spotted this one on discchord.

"Auraglyph: Handwritten Computer Music Composition and Design

Coming soon

This demo shows usage of Auraglyph to create a variety of FM drones using basic oscillators and filters. Audio frequency oscillators are used for synthesis and modulation, with LFOs also providing modulation.

Auraglyph is an audio software programming, composition, and design system for iPad in which processing structures are created with stylus and multitouch input. Via stylus input, users draw a variety of audio and control nodes and the interconnections between them. These nodes are further parameterized by modal handwritten input, from simple numerals to time- and frequency-domain signals. Machine learning-based handwriting recognition is used to analyze the user’s stylus strokes, affording a rich vocabulary of symbolic input. Additional nodes are planned for creating conventional input/output interfaces, such as on-screen knobs and sliders and MIDI I/O."

New Poison-202 Vintage Synthesizer Module for iOS

Poison-202 Vintage Synthesizer Module (factory presets demo)

Published on Aug 29, 2016 jimpavloff

iTunes: Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer - Dmitrij Pavlov

Radikal Technologies RT-311 Sync Swarm

VCOADSR Live at Modular Meets Leeds

Published on Sep 2, 2016 sonicstate

"The final performance from our Modular Meets Leeds coverage features VCOADSR - and his brand of modular techno."

VCOADSR Interview at Leeds 2016

Published on Sep 2, 2016

"Right after his performance at Modular Meets Leeds, we spoke to Phil (VCOADSR) about his setup and changes."


Published on Sep 2, 2016 Robin Rimbaud-Scanner

"The constant joy of finding new sounds and shapes in technology continued today with the arrival of CHORD from Qu-Bit Electronix. A beautifully accessible Eurorack synth module that allows one to create chords in the most immediate manner possible. Just a few hours after receiving it in the mail I connected up some cables and let the machines do all the talking. It's nothing fancy again but a sketch for a couple of hours of playing with rewarding tech toys :-D"

Noise Engineering Numeric Repetitor Tutorial

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Noise Engineering

"Tutorial for Numeric Repetitor."

Akai X7000

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Тимур Рыжов

"Polyphony - 6 voices
Sampler - 12-bit linear, 4kHz - 40kHz variable sampling rates
VCA - Release Time Control (Decay)
Effects - Vibrato from the LFO
Arpeg/Seq - None
Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity
Storage - 128K internal RAM (8 seconds at 4kHz); 2.8" Quick Disk (QD) External storage
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1986"

MODULÖR114 as monosynth & intro drone

Published on Sep 2, 2016

"Brief example of playing the MODULÖR114 with an external USB keyboard with the 'SYNTH!' Internal patching"

MODULÖR114 intro drone

06-The Moog Memorymoog Part 6: Mono Mode

Published on Sep 2, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the monophonic function on the Moog Memorymoog."

All parts here.

Steam Vent - #Eurorack Jamsessions ( #Electronica )

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Colin Benders

"After a month of truly bizarre events I finally found myself in one room with my modular again. Really needed to clear my mind so I went straight into track building mode. 1 hour in, this was the first result of the day. -- Watch live at"

Gieskes VCCDM1

Published on Sep 2, 2016 ggijs

via Gieskes

Part2 How to wire a Serge

Published on Sep 2, 2016 Dmitri SFC


Part 1 here.

SUSHI - Futomaki in development

Published on Sep 1, 2016 tatsuya shinyagaito

"Osc + Filter + LowPassGate module for Eurorack Synth"

Yamaha Montage Demo

Published on Sep 1, 2016 Xephyron Digital

"This is just a little recording I made while exploring the Montage"

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