MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Novation jam session 1 with baby

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Jose De Leon

"I figured out that my new born son falls asleep to my jamming.

I love him!"

Korg Monopoly Synthesizer SN 373615

via this auction

Audio Damage BOOMTSCHAK in Production

via chris.randall

"Test fit done. Time to build some of these bad boys."

Stranger Things Intro Theme performed on EuroRack

Published on Sep 15, 2016 Daniel LeGrand

"Challenged myself to attempt recreating the Stranger Thing's opening Theme song

Beatstep Pro's SEQ 1 Pitch out to DPO. DPO is outputting Saw on Osc 1 and Square on Osc 2, slightly detuned, both going to Ripples Filter and then into an MST Dual VCA Channel 2 and finally out to Reaktor. VCA's CV is controled by Maths Channel 4 which is being triggered by the Gate out from BeatStep Pro's SEQ1.

Beatstep Pro Drum Sequence is triggering René X-Gate to advance the sequence. René's Pitch out is going to both the Rubicon and z3000. Saw out from Rubicon and Saw out from z3000 slightly detuned, both going into a MST LP Filter and then to MST Dual VCA Channel 1 and finally out to Reaktor. VCA's CV is coming from Maths Channel 1 which is being triggered by the X-Gate out from René.

Reaktor was used to catch the audio. In retrospect, should have added some light chorus/vibrato."

Logan's Daydream

Published on Sep 27, 2016 NEW YOU 483

Logan's Run meets Studio Electronics Boomstar eurorack modules.

Using Pucktronix The Oracle to Sequence Mutable Instruments Clouds

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Greg Surges

"This video demos using Pucktronix 'The Oracle' - a machine learning sequencer available now from Pucktronix - to sequence a Mutable Instruments DIY Clouds and a Doepfer VCO. The Oracle controls the VCO frequency, and a variety of parameters on the Clouds."

E-MU Emulator II 1984 SN 823

via this auction

via the seller: "For sale is my project E-Mu Emulator II. I purchased a few months back off the local ads hoping to refurbish and install an SD Card reader. Unfortunately I have not been able to save the money for the required parts. I need to sell to fund a security deposit for rent.

Overall I have diagnosed the following issues..

-No backlight on display. Works under light.
-Missing keys, and contact points on keybed.
-Floppy drives only say insert diskette and do not appear functional. I have two provided floppys that do not read when inserted.
-Few missing screws / stripped screw on bottom of case. (unit is still in great cosmetic shape)

Besides those three points the Emulator is in very clean condition. It was in a storage unit for most of it's life. I'm looking to get about $1200 for this sale to be worth it for me. I would rather not sell and finish the HxC mod but I wanted to make this post incase someone was interested."

Vintage Maestro Ring Modulator RM-1 by Oberheim with an ARP Omni 2 Synthesizer

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Synth Chaser

Currently listed for sale on Reverb, and on eBay.

"For sale is a working Maestro Ring Modulator, model RM-1 from the date codes on the ICs, it appears this unit was manufactured in 1971. Sliders are clean but not smooth. This unit has a single pedal input, ext. carrier and instrument inputs, oscillator output, and modulation output. You can bypass the modulation with a switch, and with another switch select between two ranges on the internal oscillator.

This is THE classic Ring Modulator effects pedal, and this is a super rare early model (I can't even find any photos online of the RM-1 with the single pedal input like this one). This is not the RM-1A or RM-1B model that are typically seen (note to ebay, I'm mentioning this not to "manipulate searches" but to point out the extreme rarity of this early revision). I made a short video to demonstrate that this is working, with an ARP Omni 2 of all things...."

ARP Omni 2 Playing Joy Division's "Decades" via MIDI

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Synth Chaser

SN 24730726 currently for sale on Reverb and on eBay.

"The most awesome ARP Omni 2 ever! With MIDI! This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the west coast's leading ARP specialist - recapped, new bushings, LED sliders, fully functional, calibrated, tuned and sounding great. This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars' "Moving In Stereo". It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR. I've made a video to demonstrate this keyboard in action playing Joy Division's classic, "Decades" via MIDI

Video showing this keyboard in action:

Overall good condition for a nearly 40 year old synthesizer, with some cosmetic issues as visible in the photos (dent to back right corner of case, etc)

· Synthchaser MIDI Adapter - How rare is it to find an Omni equipped with MIDI? The Synthchaser MIDI Adapter has support for MIDI In and Through for the string & synth polyphonic voices only, and responds to note on & off requests.

· Synthchaser Precision LED slider upgrade. All 15 of the old original sliders have been replaced with new, smooth, high precision LED illuminated sliders. The difference in the way these sliders feel and perform compared to the originals is a huge improvement.

· Synthchaser Capacitor Kit installed - 106 polarized capacitors in the synthesizer (not just the power supply) have been replaced to help provide stable operation for years to come.

· Keyboard rebuild - New key bushings installed, keys removed and washed, key contacts cleaned and adjusted

· Oscilloscope Calibration - Fully calibrated to factory spec under measurement by oscilloscope

The 4075 filter has not been modified and has the original capacitors and frequency response. This can be enhanced upon request by the buyer. There is also a possibility to customize the LED slider colors."

KORG POLY-800 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer with Original Box & Manual

via this auction

BIT.TRIP CORE - Discovery [modular synth cover]

Published on Sep 27, 2016 noti peppas

"Discovery from BIT.TRIP CORE, covered on my eurorack modular synthesizer. I *love* the music from that entire series!

Sequencer was an Akai MPC1000, which was looping all tracks simultaneously. Drums were coming from a Korg Volca Beats running through the modular. All else is what you can see on screen.


"Here is a link to my system if you are curious about the equipment used:"

Build a Cardboard Eurorack Case

Published on Aug 10, 2016 Jens Paldam

"Build a Cardboard Eurorack Case by Jens Paldam
Case design, music and video by Jens Paldam, Copenhagen 2016

Link to Mylar Melodies original video:
"How to make a DIY Eurorack 3U case" [here]

Download PDF with templates and detailed list of materials used in the video:

0.00 Introduction
1.36 Chapter one: Measure, cut & fold
5.11 Chapter two: Gluing & taping
9.47 Chapter three: Filling the gaps
12.35 Chapter four: Spraying the case black
13.12 Chapter five: Applying texture
13.50 Chapter six: Wooden panels

Equipment featured in this video:
Moog Mother 32, Make Noise René, CME Xkey37 Keyboard, Doepfer A-188-1 BDD Module, Doepfer A-119 Ext. in, Doepfer A-132-3 dual VCA, Doepfer A-180-2 Multipl., Doepfer A-118 Noise, Doepfer A-183-1 Dual Atten. Intellijel Rubicon, Intellijel Dixie II +, Intellijel Polaris, 4ms quad pingable lfo, 4ms pedals shuffling clock multiplier, Make Noise Maths (2012 version), Make Noise René, Mutable Instruments Clouds, Befaco Hexa VCA, Vermona qMI 2, Tip Top Audio μZeus, Tip Top Audio Z-rails."

Modular Synth Improvisation

Published on Sep 10, 2016 Jens Paldam

"Recorded on the 10th September 2016 using the 'Sindsygsizer'"

"Analog Hybrid Sketch 410"

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Bob I. Gomez

On the DSI Sequential Prophet-6.

Astral Leap - Featuring DSI Mopho X4 + Strymon ElCapistan & BlueSky

Published on Sep 28, 2016 JediSid

"Astral Leap - Featuring Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4 + Strymon ElCapistan & BlueSky + Recorded Crowd Noise"

How to Mod the Moog Realistic MG-1

via syntelex in the comments of this post:

"I wrote a quick post with some documentation and links to various modifications for the MG-1 here"

Circuit Bent Alesis HR 16 Details

See the update in this post.

Nord Modular G2 Expanded

via this auction

MOOG TAURUS II W/ Bass Pedals SN 2185

via this auction

"This is a vintage Moog Taurus II synth with the bass pedals, cable and power adapter. The synth is in good working condition. The pedals are working as well but might need some cleaning or calibration as occasionally there are tracking issues - when some of the pedals are pressed, you hear some sort of a quick bending/portamento. I was mainly using the synth with an external CV step sequencer so it never bothered me. Other than that it works great, all the keys react smoothly. The power adapter is an aftermarket RadioShack adapter and not the original."

Roland Synth Plus 60 HS-60 SN 594285 with Case

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 with built-in speakers.


Published on Sep 28, 2016 Drink The Corpse Vomit


Live jam made 100% with Eurorack and recorded in 1 take with no overdubs or processing.

Hexinverter Kick and Hats
Tiptop Claps
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas percussion
Audio Damage Neuron percussion
Mutable Instruments Rings main riff
Shapeshifter in chord mode through Three Sisters and Z-DSP
Atlantis doing the acidic top line.
Metropolis and Rene sequencing.
Pamela's Workout running the clock and firing drums."

Psychedelic Rock Live Synth Jam | ARP 2600, Volca Keys, Electribe, Roland Vocoder, Stymon BigSky

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Ralph Baumgartl

"A Live Synthesizer Jam by Ralph Baumgartl and Andreas Eimecke. The session is a blend of Psychedelic Rock, Ambient, Cosmic Rock and Berlin School of Electronic Music. Gear used:
Ralph Baumgartl plays: ARP 2600, Arturia Keystep, ELKA Elkatwin 61, Roland Vocoder VP-330, Roland JD-Xi, Korg Volca Keys, Korg Electribe 2, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR, Boss BX-600.
Andreas Eimecke plays: Roland GR-55, Boss GT-10, Akai Rhythm Wolf, Boss SL-20, EHX micro Pog, Boss GE-7, Chapman ML 1, Stagg C-747, Behringer UB1002, Behringer XENYX X1222 USB, Kenton Midi Hub, Boss RC-50.
Cameras: GoPro Hero3 Black, Panasonic Lumix GH2, GoPro Hero2, Canon Legria mini X (Camera operating and Video Edit by Ralph Baumgartl)"

Malekko Heavy Industry - AD/LFO *Performance Tip*

Published on Sep 28, 2016 DivKidVideo

"I found this as a 'left over' from the full AD/LFO video - [here] - and for some reason it was left out. Although super short and simple I thought it was a nice idea to share.

It's simply just pressing the loop and 10x buttons with drums to create new fills. Simple! :)"

Modular Composition: Sequencing with TEMPI and MATHS

Published on Sep 28, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"In the modular synth, a signal is raw voltage. Its identity as CV, audio, gate or clock has just as much to do with where it is patched to as where it comes from, and any signal can be patched to any input. For this reason and others, the modular synthesizer is particularly well-suited to generating not only new sounds, but new methods of composition."

VGM #87: Megalovania (Undertale)

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Ace Waters

New Quinoa Hardware Synthesizer Keyboard

Premières notes du synthétiseur Quinoa - First notes of the Quinoa synthesizer

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Xhenon Maker

"Synthétiseur de fabrication DIY (Do It Yourself). Les sources seront publiées très prochainement.
A ce jour, le synthétiseur "Quinoa" est quasi terminé et l'on peut déjà en sortir quelques notes.

DIY (Do It Yourself) synthesizer. The sources will be shared soon.
Actually, this synthesizer called 'Quinoa' is pratically finished and we can heard some sounds."

Eowave Zone B.F

Published on Sep 28, 2016 eowave

Buchla 400 Electronic Musical Instrument - Description and Specifications Brochure

via Glen Darcy

"I found a an old brochure for the Buchla 400 that I had laying around. This I got from West LA Music in about 1983, they had one for sale there. It was not on, either due to nobody knowing how to use it or it was broken....but I remember drooling over how cool it looked."

RMI KCII Keyboard Computer demonstration

Published on Sep 25, 2016 morganfisherart

"[scroll down for English info]
私の愛蔵ヴィンテージ・キーボード・コレクションから、世界初のデジタル・サンプリング音源を用いた希少なシンセサイザーRMI KC-IIがヤフオクに出品!非常に良い状態で、音源データカードやマニュアルなど付属品も充実しています!

Extremely rare RMI KCII to be sold on Yahoo Auctions Japan. See link above. Will consider offers from abroad if sent by October 2nd, 2016. In excellent, fully-working condition!

Most functions explained and demonstrated. A little reverb has been added. Headphones recommended to hear the stereo properly!

RMI KCII ambient improvisation

Published on Sep 28, 2016 morganfisherart

"僕のRMI KCIIに新しい即興演奏。
An ambient improvisation, played tonight on my RMI KCII. Reverb added. Images are of the sea in Japan and some of my oil-on-glass paintings.
Sept. 28, 2016 in my home studio."

Roland Jupiter 8

via this auction

White ARP Odyssey SN 28887 with CMS Mods

via this auction

"This ARP Odyssey is, as you see, the first whiteface version** which is by far the most desirable. Having the legendary, extreme, and unique sounding 4023 filter. It has had at least a couple major servicings and highly desirable mods. First, from CMS who are FAR AND AWAY the leaders in working on these ARP systems. The CV/Gate mods were installed so that this can be controlled by other synths, and the External Audio Input so that other instruments can be run through the filter. The second major servicing and mod was performed by another very prominent tech in the vintage synth community. This mod I think is very unique among Odysseys that you will see. ARP has the duo-phonic feature that will assign the two oscillators to the highest and lowest note you play. Which is great. Sometimes, however, you want to treat it as a monosynth, and with your playing style it’s a little bit of a pain that it triggers the two notes. This switch disables the two-note tracking/assignment and lets it play as a true monosynth.

In both of these services, electronic rehab and tuning were done, and complete disassembly and cleaning of the sliders. It has had another tune/checkup done about a year ago, which included replacement of some of the sliders. The sliders move freely and are not stiff, but frankly you can hear a little scratch again on some of them. I am also going to claim that, after shipping, you should plan to tune it again. But other than that it is in excellent shape electronically. Cosmetically, it’s a solid 9 out of 10 if not 9.5, with a few marks that are tiny, small places the silkscreen is fading, etc.

Other functional aspects, the key action is good, as are the two-position switches. The octave selector is supposed to do +/- 0, 1, or 2 octaves up or down. The détente-ing is a little flaky so it really only does normal and one up, one down. HOWEVER, I am providing a NOS (NEW OLD STOCK) extra octave selector switch with this auction. It seems to work well flipping it with your fingers, but I can’t guarantee the result when you install it. Again, it has never been used!

Other extras include a plastic fitted see through dust cover, custom made for this Odyssey. This is awesome to have because you need a dust cover to keep the sliders from getting junk in them, yet in your studio you want the synths to be visible when you’re hanging out, not buried under opaque covers. Finally, the synth comes with a medium duty flight case."

Rephazer Ft. The Golden Gate Quartet - Didn't It Rain (OP-1, M-550V)

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Rephazer

"Just another quick, weird and unusual Jam/Experiment/Demo with the Teenage Engineering OP-1 and Sony M-550V Microcassette Recorder which I thought I woud share.

All rights regarding the vocals belong to their respective owners!

I had a pretty hard time keeping the vocals in time with the music this time, since it's far more rhythmic as previous vocal, but that's life.. nothing is perfect so this is just another one for the big pile of ideas which I'll use on a later moment.. or not :)"

Jussi - Vocal Synthesizer for iOS & Mac

Published on Sep 23, 2016 Klevgränd products

"Jussi emulates male voice vowels in a unique way. Thanks to a set of powerful parameters you can make Jussi sing anything from soft and airy choir-like vowels to hard and angry shouting. Formants are controlled by playing with different velocity, which makes it fun and easy to play using a MIDI keyboard.

More info:
Download for Mac / Windows:
Download for iOS: [Jussi - Vocal Synthesizer - Klevgränd produkter AB]"

iTunes: Jussi - Vocal Synthesizer - Klevgränd produkter AB


• AUv3, works with AUv3 compatible hosts like Garageband, Cubasis, AUM etc.

• ADSR with ”Turn-in” and ”Turn-out” option (Turn-in and Turn-out affects the pitch and maps it to attack and release)

• Voice character XY pad (Intensity and Narrowness)

• Legato mode (glides between notes and velocity levels)

• Legato Hold mode (polyphonic legato when using a sustain controller, consult the documentation for more info)

• Throat emulation XY pad (Grain and Tonality)

• Built-in reverb

Note: Jussi in stand-alone mode does not support IAA, Audiobus or MIDI. You can play it using the keys at the bottom, but that’s it. We recommend using Jussi with AUv3 compatible hosts.

iPhone 6 or later is recommended.
iPad 4 or later is recommended.

Documentation is available at"

Gotharman's anAmoNo X - PitchShaper 1

Published on Sep 28, 2016 gotharman

"Demonstrating the PitchShaper effect - A unique Gotharman effect!"

Korg (Keio) Minipops 7

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"I just bought a couple of days ago (fantastic bargain!) this piece of history: Korg (Keio) Minipops 7, for my friend Nord (since I already spent my gear money on Bass Station, Kurzweil K2500S and Roland Demora! - so the Minipops remain in familly!). It's sounds amazing, deep, the sweet flavor of vintage gear and I almost feel that I'm in Jarre's studio, back in the 70s! Audio is not compressed, it is the raw sound of the Minipops 7.
Enjoy! And if you have the opportunity to buy one, DO NOT HESITATE!


Live Jam #53 - Electro / Post Rock - Eurorack, Microkorg, Microbrute, Akai APCkey25, Ableton

Published on Sep 28, 2016 Monotrail

"Still working on a 25min track for the first official Monotrail release, so I made a few jams based around a similar vibe. I really enjoy using drum samples again.


Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep Pro, Akai APC key 25, Korg Microkorg, Arturia Microbrute, and Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Diy: Quad attenuator

Audio via the Behringer mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for delay and reverb"


Published on Sep 28, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"The unmistakable sounds of the VCS-3 mk2 modulated by Clouds and the Black Hole DSP."

Matt Cossey Tutorial #6 - Mixed Feature

Published on Sep 28, 2016 NordKeyboards

"In this video Matt demonstrates some patches with several layers, explaining how they are built and how to control them independently during a performance."

All parts here.

Roland Promars & SH-101 Plug Out Synthesizers into two Aira System 1's Beatstep Pro Sequenced

Published on Sep 28, 2016 kvfiv

"Live performance with the synths using both the System 1 plug outs this time, the Roland Promars and the Roland SH-101, all sequenced using the Arturia Beatstep Pro with additional sounds coming from the 2 Roland Boutique units, the Microbrute & the Korg Volca Sample (Drums)"

33 sounds of the Oberheim Matrix 6 / 6r

Published on Sep 27, 2016 MrCaliforniaD

"No effects were added."

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