MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday, September 09, 2016

Macbeth Elements Synthesizer

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Ambient Dreaming

"Macbeth Elements showing its softer, warmer side.

Some Eventide Pitchfactor (Crystals), some delay from Korg SDD-3000 (panning setting) and the Strymon Big Sky shimmering away!!

Recorded in Bitwig Studio, via UAD Apollo Twin USB and a Surface Pro 4, Produced with CyberLink PowerDirector 14."

Roland Boutiques – The Next Chapter - Video & Details on the TR-09, TB-03 and VP-03

Published on Sep 9, 2016 RolandChannel

"Three more iconic Roland products, now available as affordable, limited-edition sound modules.
Recreating the sound and user interface of the TR-909, TB-303 and VP-330, each module is packed with hands-on controls for deep editing, while battery operation and built-in speaker lets you make music on the move.
With all the sonic power of the originals, plus some brand new features, the second wave of Roland Boutique gear lets you add even more classics to your library."

via Roland:

Roland TR-09 vs. TR-909 vs. TR-8

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Bonedo

"Roland TR-09 Boutique Drum-Machine - First impressions and short comparison of the TR-09, the original TR-909 and Roland’s AIRA TR-8 Drum machine."

Turn it up and listen to the clap. It's as if the original TR-909 sounds the most open, followed the the TR-8, followed by the TR-09. The TR-09 sounds the most compressed to my ears in this video. What do you think?

serato x Roland DJ-808

Published on Sep 9, 2016 RolandChannel

"The DJ-808 is a state-of-the-art DJ controller with a 4-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and the deepest Serato DJ integration available.

Going way beyond a typical DJ controller, the DJ-808 is an instrument, with a Roland “TR-S” drum machine that contains the world’s most iconic drum sounds and can even control the Serato Sampler within Serato DJ.

The VT Voice Transformer can pitch your voice to match the key of your Serato DJ tracks, while two AIRA Link ports let you connect compatible synths and electronic gadgets, and produce a live remix, with just a simple USB cable.

Sound quality is high-end and the hardware is built tough yet easy to carry—ready for inspired sets that push the boundaries of what it means to DJ."

Roland DJ-808 Performanced by KiNK

Published on Sep 9, 2016

"KiNK has established himself as one of the most exciting live performers to grace the international DJ stage.
Armed with a table of electronic hardware instruments, his performances rely heavily on improvisation that makes each of his live sets truly unique.

KiNK’s approach to DJ’ing and performance is captivating, inspiring and always impressive.
A seasoned professional with the Roland AIRA instruments, KiNK recently got his hands on Serato DJ and the Roland DJ-808 and the combination of a world-class instrument with a world-class performer is one not to forget."

Details on the DJ-808 via Roland:

Roland 909 Day Walkthrough with Brian Alli

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Kraft Music

"Vice President of Roland US Brian Alli gives Kraft Music a personal walkthrough tour of the 909 celebration at Studio Six01 in Burbank, CA.

Roland hosts the biggest product launch in the industry and showcases an array of incredible gear with something for everyone. From digital pianos like the RP501R, or supreme digital drums like the TD-50KV. Roland proves why it's the industry standard for digital instruments.

Roland also confidently breaks into new territory with an impressive lineup of DJ focused gear like the phenomenal DJ-808 Serato Controller. Pay homage to the old-school method of mixing with the retro-inspired DJ-99 Battle Mixer and TT-99 Turntable.

Speaking of retro, Roland marked the 909 celebration as the return of 3 classic synths. The TR-09 Rhythm Composer, the TB-03 Bass Line, and the VP-03 Vocoder are all recreations in the form of the popular Roland Boutique line.

Check out all of these amazing products and many more including some fantastic BUNDLES that'll save you money while providing you with useful components to go with your new Roland gear from Kraft Music!"

Overview of the Roland System 8 with Scott Tibbs at 909 Celebration

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Kraft Music

"Scott Tibbs gives Kraft Music an overview of the System 8 Synthesizer During the 909 celebration at Roland HQ.

Powerful and deep, the SYSTEM-8 delivers a vast palette of sounds inspired by over four decades of legendary Roland synths. Its next-gen Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) engine powers an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster with stunning filters and effects, highly versatile LFOs, and a massive array of high-resolution knobs and sliders to control it all. Support for three PLUG-OUT synths means the SYSTEM-8 can host spot-on recreations of numerous Roland classics. Split and layer synths for unheard of sounds, and tap into the integrated vocoder, arpeggiator, CV/Gate outs, and advanced polyphonic step sequencer to fuel endless creative explorations."

Introducing the System-8 Plug Out Synthesizer

Published on Sep 9, 2016 RolandChannel

"Powerful and deep, the SYSTEM-8 delivers a vast palette of sounds inspired by over four decades of legendary Roland synths.

Its next-gen Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) engine powers an eight-voice, three-oscillator monster with stunning filters and effects, highly versatile LFOs, and a massive array of high-resolution knobs and sliders to control it all.

Support for three PLUG-OUT synths means the SYSTEM-8 can host spot-on recreations of numerous Roland classics, and JUPITER-8 and JUNO-106 PLUG-OUTS are even included with purchase.(*)

Split and layer synths for unheard of sounds, and tap into the integrated vocoder, arpeggiator, CV/Gate outs, and advanced polyphonic step sequencer to fuel endless creative explorations.

* Preloaded JUNO-106 is scheduled for release in 2017 by SYSTEM-8 update.
* Support for SYSTEM-8 on previously released plug-out synths to be available soon."

via Roland:

$17,500 Analog Modular System - Symphonic Distortion System II

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One / J-Wire SN 7629

via this auction

"*Excellent condition* J-wire, Pro One, serviced in 2013 by Wine Country Sequential. All key stops were replaced, and the keyboard was setup and leveled. Additional service was performed as well. The bill was nearly 1,000 dollars and this will be included with the synth as well as a manual. This is the J-wire model and it plays superbly."

Steady State - Original composition (c)2014

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Eric Mauro

"A short excerpt from my original composition Steady State featuring the Moog Voyager on lead and accompanied by the Roland JX3P, Juno 60, DSI Prophet08 and Moog Little Phatty."

New Roland TR-09 & TB-03 in the Wild

These in via zero11zero

These were taken at the Roland launch event in toronto.

What takes these shots up a notch? Look closely.

Early Evening Jam with the Dave Smith Mopho X4 Featuring Strymon ElCapistan & BlueSky

Published on Sep 9, 2016 JediSid

"Early Evening Jam with the Dave Smith Mopho X4 Featuring Strymon ElCapistan & BlueSky"

Yamaha MX 61'

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Ebotronix

Yamaha MX 61²

Yamaha MX 61 entire sounds , five tracks
Doepfer R 2m Ribbon Controller
mackie the mixer²
vid #1596

Voice of Saturn Synthesizer mk II

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Travis Thatcher

"Prototype test"

Casio CZ-1 Digital Phase Distortion Synthesizer

via this auction

'Stranger Things' Theme - Played Live, Roland Boutiques, Roland Aira, Korg EMX2

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Micro Banshee

"A tribute to the netflix Tv series 'Stranger Things' not 100% accurate but near enough for my fumbling ability! and it is played live!

Since the whole world and his dog seem to be doing this theme I thought I would have a go at it, and I've not see anyone using the boutiques yet for this theme track.

There's a few clicks at the end due to cranking the sequence up on the ENV mod on the JX-03, we'll call it realism!

All three boutiques, used, 2 for sequencing and one played live - also used is the System 1,T B-3 & Korg EMX2

Recorded live [09/09/2016]


Korg EMX2
Korg KP3+
Korg Quad Pad
Roland Boutique JP-08
Roland Boutique JU-06
Roland Boutique JX-03
Roland System-1
Roland TB-3"

Acid fun 303 style with Roland TR606 + Patchblocks+ JP8000

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Matthieu

"Today, Roland celbrates the 33 years of the TR909. I never played on this machine but today I got the luck to try the roland tr606, so I decided to make a little video, with a great 303 acid bassline on Patchblocks. A few transition fails, but great pleasure to jam!

PS: sorry for the little sync problem with the video, I was a bit on the rush, what matters is the sound :)"

Microkorg Retro Arp ( patch info in text )

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Todd Smith

"Support my music, visit my Bandcamp !!

This video will focus on the Korg Microkorg and how to create a retro arp. The Korg Microkorg is a SUPER powerful synthesizer in the right hands and I'm growing to love it more and more everything day.

Sorry for the time of the video, I got lost in this sound. The arp is amazing to play and I love the little rhythmic background sound that changes with the filter setting. Thank you Korg for giving artist such amazing power at such a great price with the Microkorg synthesizer.

The info for the Microkorg patch setting are below, have a great day !!!

: Microkorg Patch Info :

Strymon Postpones the Generalissimo Eurorack Module

via Strymon

"At the NAMM trade show earlier this year, we gave a sneak preview of our first Eurorack prototype, the Generalissimo Four Head dTape Echo. Our experience at NAMM was overwhelmingly positive, with an enthusiastic response to the sounds and real-time playability of Generalissimo. In fact, our typical experience hanging out with modular enthusiasts as they played Generalissimo was that they got really into playing it, said they really wanted it, and then started asking us if there was a way we could make it also do this or that! That wish list of feature suggestions, based on what modular synth artists told us about how they wanted to use Generalissimo in their modular setups, led us to the decision to take the time to rethink the feature set and to rework the user interface, including additional sound sculpting options, a whole lot more CV control, and assignable CV inputs for more flexible control.

We’re a very small team, and our development cycle includes a lot of research, discussion, deliberation, and testing. This means that our entry into the modular world will be delayed until 2017. We also came to realize that the name Generalissimo has very negative connotations in Spain. We want to be inclusive to all of our customers, so in addition to changing the scope of features, we will also change the name.

We have never before announced a product that hasn’t eventually shipped to customers. For those that were anticipating a summer 2016 release of Generalissimo, we are sorry that it won’t happen. But we are hard at work on a platform that will greatly improve on the Generalissimo prototype that we showed earlier this year. Thanks for your patience and support."

Roland TR-909 Hair Dryer & Turntable

via @thonk_synth

Update: one of them is real.

KORG Coming to Knobcon This Weekend

via @KorgUSA

"Going to @knobcon this weekend? Come #synth with us!"


Published on Sep 9, 2016 ELTA music devices


ansible introduction

ansible introduction from tehn on Vimeo.

via @ctrl_mod

"Far communicator, speaks openly.

Grid- Arc- Teletype- Midi- enabled. Requires at least one of these.

Change modes by plugging different USB devices and a front panel key.

Kria (grid) - live step sequencer, polyphasic parameters, emergent patterns.
Meadowphysics (grid) - rhizomatic cascading counter.
Levels (arc) - rotational pattern instrument.
Cycles (arc) - physically manipulated waves.
Reach (teletype) - further ecosystem output and input.
Traffic (midi) - device voice allocation and various arpeggiation.

Outputs: 4 CV (0-10v) 4 TR (0-10v).
Inputs: 2 TR (0-10v).

Function depends on mode.

Open source. Firmware update cable included (usb a-a).

Width: 6HP
Power: 200mamA@ +12V , 19mA@ -12V , 0mA@ +5V"

5 Days of Circuit - Part 5

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Jeremy Leaird-Koch

All parts here.

In Other Words-Korg Volca, Teenage Engineering PO-12 Rhythm | Attack Release

Published on Feb 20, 2016 Mechanalog Music

"New track featuring Korg Volcas and Teenage Engineering PO-12 Rhythm. Other players include Hall of Fame Reverb, Korg Gadget, and Kaossilators."

Attack Release

Published on Sep 1, 2016 Mechanalog Music

"Playing with my Arturia Minibrute, Teenage Engineering PO-12, Korg Volca Bass and Gadget. Akai MPD 32 is sampling triggers in Gadget. MiniBrute is sequenced by Arpist for iOS."

Spotted this one on discchord.

Modular Synth - Krautrock / Spacerock

Published on Sep 9, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"Working on a new track.

Sound sources used:
Livewire 'AFG'.
Neutron Sound 'Orgone Accumulator'.
Mutable Instruments 'Rings'.
Studio Electronics 'Quadnic'.

Sound effectors used:
Tiptop Audio 'ZDSP' with the 'Halls of Valhalla' card.
Modcan 'Dual Delay'.
Intellijel 'Springray'.
Gieskes 'DEP2b'.
Malekko 'Assmaster'.
Mutable Instruments 'Elements' (audio through the resonator).
Random Source 'Wave Multipliers'.
WMD/SSF 'Ultrafold'
Doepfer 'A-106-5' 'A-106-6' and 'A108' filters.

Non modular clobber used:
Koma 'Komplex' Sequencer.
Bandive Accessit 'Stereo Reverberation' (Spriiiiiings).
Soundmaster 'SR88' (drums)


Machines in Music Modular Synth Event Set for October 8/9 in New York

"Machines in Music is a free two-day modular synthesizer exhibition and events based in New York, October 8 & 9.

In 2015, Machines in Music invited 24 modular synthesizer companies from around the world to exhibit in a 2,000 sq. ft. space in Bushwick, NY. Over 1,000 visitors, beginners and experienced synthesizer users alike, took part in the hands-on exploration of each company’s modules as well as discussions by Industry Professionals. The evening concert included five artists performing live-modular sets with live-visuals provided by a local multi-media artist. The following day, MiM invited users to perform short live-sets in a casual setting.

Machines in Music’s goal is to bring together users and makers of the new generation of modular synthesizers.

Co-Curated by VERBOS ELECTRONICS and CONTROL in 2015"

According to @ctrl_mod, 44 exhibitors are confirmed for this year already:

"Latest #MachinesInMusic2016 Announcement. 44 confirmed exhibitors & more announced next week. Sign up to email list!"

Moog Mother 32 Synthesizer with Two Tier Rack and Moog 60hp Case

via this auction

"This listing is for a like new Moog Mother 32 with a two tier rack kit and extra Moog 60hp case to fill with other modules. All of these items were bought new a few months ago from Sweetwater and have only been used a few times in my smoke free home studio. The additional 60hp case does not include power. The Mother 32 will include its power supply, manual and five patch cables. Retail for all of this new would be around 736.00. Basically instead of buying a new Mother 32 for 599.00 you could get this Mother 32 in like new condition with the 60hp case and two tier rack kit as free accessories."

Roland TR-909 Dust Cover by Stardust Covers


"Happy 909 day! 🎉

Ensoniq EPS SN EPS-17571-F with EPS Signature Series Manual by Nile Rodgers

via this auction

Thought it was kind of interesting that Nile's picture is on the cover of the manual rather than the EPS. For those not familiar with Nile, via Wikipedia:

"Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952) is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist. He is the lead guitarist and co-founding member with Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, which has been active since 1976 and was one of the most successful groups of the disco era."

And via the auction description:

"Ensoniq EPS
• 2x memory expander installed
• sold with 8x output Expander
• Boot disk and 9 instrument sample disks
• Ensoniq foot switch
• Manuals

'EPS means 'Ensoniq Performance Sampler'. The EPS is just that with clever features that make it not just a professional studio music production tool, but also a powerful live performance instrument. Its biggest feature is its ability to load new samples while playing the instrument. The EPS is somewhat multitimbral in that you can have 8 instruments on-line one at a time or stacked and switching between them is as easy as pushing one of the 8 instrument buttons. The 'Patch Select' buttons over the Mod-Wheel allow for on-the-fly patch switching from a spot where your hand is likely to be while performing!

Its unique 13-bit sampler is highly versatile with multiple sample rates to choose from (6.25 to 52kHz). Sample memory with 2x expander is 896 Kb. Some of the EPS's goodies include an 8 to 16 track sequencer with quantizing, digital filters that seem like analog and preset template envelope options.'"

Yamaha AN-1X Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer with Original Box & Manuals

via this auction

Vintage Paia 2700 Analog Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here is a hard to find Paia 2700 modular synthesizer with 2 extra enclosures loaded with modules. This is a project, all the modules will need to be resoldered to the power bus bar."


via this auction

"This Auction for LELL UDS 2-channel Analogue Drum-synthesizer.
IT was made in august 1991 in USSR. Serial number: 17464

LELL UDS 2-channel Analogue Drum-synthesizer

was made by"SAM" Moscow factory 1988 in USSR also known by synthesiser Alisa

Lell UDS drum synthesizer has really warm and very unique analogue drum-sounds, also you can find in it many off experimental percussion sounds!

It kind of soviet version of

This Item In Very Good Working and Good Visual condition (there are some scratches on back panel)"

Yamaha SY-2 Synthesizer SN 1202

via this auction

"An original, vintage Yamaha SY-2 Synthesizer with attachable legs, in good condition. A bit scratched, one broken button, but otherwise great! A true collector's item."

Tokarev Protosynth V2 DIY audio synthesizer, MIDI control test from FL Studio MIDI out.

Published on Sep 8, 2016 Konstantin T

"Testing my handmade synthesizer for MIDI input, controlled by MIDI out plugin from FL studio."

DIY sound synthesizer "Tokarev Protosynth T32" stm32

Published on Apr 30, 2016

"A demo of my personal DIY synthesizer with sequencer design, called Tokarev Protosynth T32. Its based on the STM32F103 32 bit microcontroller. Output is done through a timer PWM output with a 4th order analog lowpass active filter realised on LM358 opamp. Cheers!"

This is the first Tokarev post on the site. Another new maker!

Schumann PLL clone - Synthesizer functionality

Published on Sep 9, 2016 ELTA music devices

"ELTA music devices PLL and Synthesizer Waldorf 2"

Note this is the first ELTA music devices post on the site. We have a new maker in town!

Cimmerian Caves Dual Echo/Vibrato/Chorus + Fuzz Demo 2

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Artificial Noise

"Cimmerian Caves, the newest product from Artificial Noise, is a dual Echo/Vibrato/Chorus effects unit with Fuzz Distortion.

Dark, warbly and tape-like. Dense modulating echo's bouncing from ear to ear. Thick, wooly tube-like distortion. Most definitely NOT a sterile clean delay, but warm and full of character.

When the poet Homer talked of Cimmeria, he called it the land of fog and darkness at the edge of Hades. Artificial Noise has taken those words as inspiration for the Cimmerian Cave effects unit.

In the unit are two Echo "Blocks" that can be either Echo/Delay (approx. 925ms max delay time), Vibrato, Chorus or some combination of above. Each block can run in parallel and panned Left to Right, making for great Stereophonic effects, or they can be run in series (Echo 1 into Echo 2). Along with the two effects blocks there is also a Fuzz effect, which runs through both blocks. Cimmerian Caves is a hybrid of analog and digital circuitry, utilizing both worlds for maximum effect.

Cimmerian Caves works great with synthesizers or any line level instrument. And yes, it also works great with guitar and bass too!

No audio processing (effects, eq, compression, etc) was used in the video except Cimmerian Caves.

Cimmerian Caves is available for purchase at Artificial Noise:"

KORG MS4000! What is it?

KORG MS4000! What is it? MS2000 Mod

Published on Sep 7, 2016 zafrosoundz

"A DIY project in which I have built a custom synth using my much loved MS2000's to create a virtual analogue monster."

Swarm Chords 2

"Another example of the Chord tuning function."

Vermona's Workplace

via @vermonagear

"On the way to work. Behind the fog is our Elektroakustische Manufaktur. Here all #VERMONA products are being made."

808State's TR-909

via @massonix808 aka Graham Massey of 808State:

"#909day @state808 @Roland_US @RolandUK 808State's 909has seen some action and could tell some tales"

TR-909 & Eurorack Modular Going Through Airport Security


"picked all the wrong lines this morning"

Synths going through security. Check out the the little sensor wand.

Live Improvised Jam // Happy 909 Day by NovationTV

Started streaming 24 minutes ago NovationTV

"Streaming Live from Novation HQ: Improved jams with Circuit, Launchpad Pro & TR-909"

Happy 909 Day by Honeysmack

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Honeysmack

"With thanks and respect to Mr. Tadao Kikumoto.


RiDrum Snaredrum proto

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Richard O

"Crappy vid i made of the proto snaredrum on cardboard, i make a better vid when the proto sounds better :-)
The drum/low part is ok but the noise need some work.."

MicroGranny 2 MIDI Sequencer Tutorial (feat. BeatStep Pro)#TTNM

Published on Sep 9, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's a tutorial on how to sequence the Bastl Instruments MicroGranny 2 via any MIDI sequencer. It's easy, lots of fun and can yield awesome results fast!

Micro Granny 2 MIDI CC Values:
#102: Pitch
#103: BitCrusher
#104: Attack
#105: Release
#106: Grain Size
#107: Grain Speed
#108: Start time
#109: End time

Bastl Instruments Website:

MicroGranny 2.5 FEATURES:
- monophonic mono sampler
- microSD card (storing + recording samples, storing presets)
- 6 sounds with full adjustments storable in a preset at once
- 60 presets in 10 banks (6 preset per bank), stored as .txt files on microSD card
- wav sample playback from microSD card (mono, 22050 Hz, 8 or 16 bit, two letter file name)
- 8-bit 22050Hz wav recording via line input or onboard microphone
- hold button
- sample rate (tuned or free run)
- crush
- start, end position with repeat, instant loop
- granular settings: grain size and shift speed (positive or negative)
- amplitude envelope attack and release
- MIDI Input – responds to note, cc and clock (synchronize loop and grains)
- copy, paste
- input & output volume knob
- power switch – plug / battery
- hackable – arduino based"

Patch n Tweak

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