MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Scenes from the Sideband Filter

Published on Oct 14, 2016 davidryle

"Roland System 8 in Variation 2 Side Band Filter mode. Just endless wankery with a new tool.
Yes, it's digital. Yes, it's fun."

Low Keys - A Jazz Dub Fusion Patch for Eurorack Synthesizer

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Luke Killen

"This patch features a deep walking sub bass line, light intermittent percussion and synths, intangible buried keys and reeds provided by the every surprising and challenging Mangrove VCO by Whimsical Raps."

Buchla 296e Tutorials & Demos by Todd Barton

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Todd Barton


1. Buchla 296e tutorial 01

"I plan on doing a little series of tutorials on the workings of the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor. This is the first."

2. Buchla 296e tutorial 02

"This is the second episode in my series on the basics of the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor, and focuses on morphing. I am simply going through the 3 page "manual" that you can download at go to Support tab and look for 200e User's Guide. I am also posting these on my Buchla Blog of easy access:"

3. Buchla 296e tutorial 03

"continuing with my little tutorial series on the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor, this time looking at the Split Filter function."

4. Buchla 296e tutorial 04

"Looking at the Comb Filter and some more at the Split Filtering function of the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor."

5. Buchla 296e tutorial 05

"continuing with my Buchla 296e Spectral Processor tutorials, this one on the Spectral Display and the Envelope Followers."

6. Buchla 296e tutorial 06

"continuing the series with Voltage Controlled Bandwidth Filters."

7. Buchla 296e tutorial 07

"Methodically going through all the functions of the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor. this episode on Spectral Transfers. For best audio of the two examples go to:

8. Buchla 296e tutorial 08

"Episode 8 of my series of basic tutorial on the Buchla 296e. This time I look at Sampled Envelopes."

9. Buchla 296e tutorial 9

"I'm really excited about this tutorial! Having methodically covered the Buchla 296e manual in episodes 1-8, I took a break and explored new territory beyond the manual. This time looking to see if the 296e would feedback on itself. It does! and it is amazing! Enjoy."

SoundCloud demo here:

10. Buchla 296e Transfer Test

"This is a test, just scrolling through the Transfer Mode settings on the Buchla 296e Spectral Processor. Better audio here:"

11. Buchla Percussive Lava Lamp

"more research and exploration of the Buhla 296e Spectral Processor. Be sure to hear the better, stereo audio here:"

12. Playing the Buchla 296e

"Using clock divided and processed pulses and CVs to sculpt a little S&H sequence heard right at the beginning of the video. Better audio:"

13. Spectral Transfer Transmissions

"this is based on two static sounds whose shifting timbres are creating spectral arrays. the fast bubbly sounds are being created from specific envelop followers of specific frequencies. better audio:"

14. Buchla Spectral Krell

"better audio here:
The 296e is analyzing a low, varying pitched triangle wave and the envelopes outputs are opening and closing VCAs on the 292e. . . the same envelopes are triggering random voltage generators that go to the oscillators."

15. Buchla Spectral Krell ii

"more Spectral Krell, this time just a short teaser. for a much longer audio of same:"

Emu SP12 Rare Vintage Drum Machine Sampler

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 little wear so be sure to check out the detailed pictures below to make sure you like it. The backlight still has some life in it, not super bright but it's still there. You can 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. 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 power cable. Also included is a commodore drive and some original SP12 disks. I haven't tested the commodore drive or the disks, so those items are included as extra and sold as-is, but they are cool collectibles at least..."

OSCar Oxford Synthesizer Company Rare Vintage Monophonic Analog Synth SN 0180

via this auction

"For sale here is a rare OSCar Oxford Synthesiser Company. Includes a very nice fitting custom hard case (it will still be double boxed for shipping) and original manual. This OSCar has midi and is 100% fully functional. Cosmetically it's in great shape. It sounds AMAZING, with a huge set of features for the time, including programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, an awesome arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (yes you can play two notes at once) along with one of the best filters I have ever played, allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Huge bass, leads, effects unlike anything else. One of my favorite monophonic synthesizers of all time, & I've played them all, from Minimoogs to Arp Odysseys to Synton Syrinx. If I had to describe the sound I would say it's instant Boards of Canada, smooth, bubbly, analog with an aggressive Aphex Twin side that can get gritty & rough."

Acidlab Miami Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"For sale here is an Acidlab Miami. I love this drum machine. I've owned more than a few Roland TR808 and after getting the Acidlab I sold my 808, that's how good this Miami is. It sounds even better in some ways, plus you get modern functionality like midi and advanced programming capabilities all in a smaller size without the vintage gear headaches. Really great machine for the value. This one was a spare back-up machine & hardly ever used. It's in MINT perfect shape & fully functional. Check out the pictures below. Includes power supply for 110v operation. If you can't afford a real 808 or want to deal with hassle of vintage gear, this is the next best thing. Don't miss out!.."

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 0937 w/ Stereoping ProVessor S Knob Box

via this auction

Arp 2600 Rare Vintage Analog Synth + 3620 Keyboard

via this auction

"For sale is a rare Arp 2600 synthesizer with the more advanced duophonic 3620 keyboard. There is quite a bit of wear to this one, so be sure to check out the pictures to make sure you like it. While it has seen better days, functionally it is in superb condition. It was reportedly serviced by the previous owner (sorry I don't have the records for servicing) but I have fully tested it and it is 100% fully functional. The only issue I could detect is the pulse waveform on Oscillator 3 is not functioning. The sawtooth section of Oscillator 3 is functioning, so it might just be a simple fix though I can't be sure. Otherwise everything else functions as it should. The keyboard keys all trigger perfectly and play smoothly. Includes original manual and some patch cables."

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder

via this auction

"The SVC350 is similar to vocoder section in the VP330, but in a smaller rack form. Yet unlike the VP330, the SVC350 has graphic EQ section that allows you to shape the tone with more control than a VP330 does. This is a classic sounding vocoder, really awesome with vocals and synthesizers but especially cool when paired with drum machines, guitars and effects..."


Published on Oct 14, 2016 Tony Horgan

"My latest Korg Volca Kick demo with different styles, basslines and kicks. R&B / hip hop 808 kicks, hard techno, electronica, drum & bass. I tried upper case in the title to see if it helps with figures! Korg Volca Kick - The Expert Guide is here"

MATRIXSYNTH Review and Overview of the Novation UltraNova - Envelopes, LFO’s & Modulation Matrix

You'll find the next installment of my Novation UltaNova review here. In this round, we take a look at the UltraNova's Envelopes, LFO’s, and Modulation Matrix. Note, the link will take you directly to the start of that section. If you want to start at the beginning of the review click here. This is a long review, so to make things easier on you, and me, it's going up in sections. Two more to go!

Patch Notes #23 - Quad Turing Machine Mode in Ornament & Crime

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Testing the deeper functions in Quantermain mode in Ornament & Crime, the quad turing machine mode to be precise! This is an extremely useful and exciting module.

A clock coming from Make Noise Tempi, which is sequencing the 0-Coast. The 0-Coast is routed to the Mutable Instruments Warps for some delay through the Parasites alt firmware, and on to the Malekko Mix4.

Tempi is also clocking the Malekko Varigate 4. One channel is triggering the Slope section in the 0-Coast, which is not modulating the 0-Coast, but rather shaping the kick drum routing inside the Roland Scooper which is also routed on to the Mix4.

Another channel on the Varigate is routed to trigger the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas. All 4 channels on the Ornament & Crime are modulating functions on the BI: pitch, decay, morph and fold. All 4 channels are triggered by Tempi at the TR1 input.

Make Noise René is also receiving clock from Tempi, sending it's QCV out to the DPO, and Xgate out to the Malekko ADLFO. The DPO final out is sent to the Optomix, and then out from the mix output to the Mix4. One channel on the ADLFO is routed to the Optomix channel to open LPG, another is controlling FM depth between the oscillators on the DPO.

The Roland System 1m is played live via the Qunexus keyboard, routed out through the Aux input on the Optomix."

Darkstar & Sharplines - Moog Sub 37, Prophet 6 & Novation Circuit

Darkstar - Moog Sub 37, Prophet 6 & Novation Circuit

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Phoenix-Flare

"I performed this a the recent Bristol Synth Meet, but the camera memory ran out and I have redone it at home.
It's an idea me and Chris are working on and should turn into a full song at some point.

The midi sync is working well now, so the Circuit is sending midi clock to the moog, then the prophet to keep the beating LFO in time, then on to the TC electronics delay to keep the echos in beat."

Sharplines - Moog Sub 37, Prophet 6 & Novation Circuit

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Phoenix-Flare

I performed this at the recent Bristol Synth Meet, but the camera memory ran out and I have redone it at home.

My singer Chris is working out some words for this so it should develop further.

This was fun playing live as playing the moog keyboard triggered the arpeg on the Moog and the strings on the Prophet, but playing the Prophet keyboard just played the strings, so flicking between the keys with each hand produced some pleasing changes.

I'm using a control pedal on the Prophet to open the filter. The wheel on the Moog does a LFO pitch shift of oscillator 2 with it in sync mode - lovely sound."

ElectroFunk Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Synthesizer Tribute 02

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Superfunk Synths

"ElectroFunk Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Synthesizer Tribute 02

All parts played on Prophet 5 Drums : Oberheim DMX"

Part 1 here.

Roland SYSTEM-8 demo

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Hunart©

"Could spend an evening with the synth but it was an awesome night. Tried to pull out the most but there wasn`t much time. Every sound come form the System-8 own engine and the Jupiter-8 plug-out,, just some (VW2) limiting on all.



Sequential Circuits SCI Six Trak c 1985

via this auction

Note the listing states this was essentially a Prophet-600 with multitrack controls and it has SSM filters. That is not correct. It has the same synth engine as the Multi-Trak and it uses CEM filters. The Prophet-600 also had CEM filters. The only Sequential Circuits synth to have SSM filters was the Prophet-5 Rev 1 & 2. You can see a listing of what synths used what chips on Wikipedia here.

Juno 106 Voice Chip Repair

Published on Oct 14, 2016 littlem4tt

"Classic voice chip failure on a Roland Juno 106 - and remedy!"

Chaos Nand Rhythm and Synthrotek Atari Punk Console Acid Jams

Published on Oct 14, 2016 synthrotek

" dont NEED a VCA to make some great rhythm with the Synthrotek Chaos Nand. Just connect your Envelope, Trigger, Gate, or CV into the SAG input to get some real interesting and unique sounds!

Our 4093 Chaos NAND Synth in Eurorack form! The 4093 Chaos NAND Synth is a super-modifiable noise generator that will knock your socks off with its sonic potential: low pulsing drones, random robotic chaos, and high-pitched laser sounds!

A great project to begin your explorations into the world of DIY sound synthesis, the PCB was designed with the beginner in mind. Board-mountable switches, socketed IC, hands-on knobs and switches for tone control, and a detailed silkscreen PCB to help you solder components right the first time.

The Eurorack 4093 Chaos NAND Synth Kit includes all the components that you will need to build it.

Power Draw: +/-20mA
Use 3 trimpots (one for each CV input) to dial in the amount of control voltage affecting the vactrol
8 HP
1.036" Deep
Comes with power cable, 3mm screws and 2.5mm screws"

QU-Bit Electronix Rhythm Demo ft. Chord, Octone, & Expert Sleepers Disting

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Century Sound Labs

"As you can see, Rhythm can be used for much more than just drums! In this patch, channels 1 and 2 of Rhythm are triggering Expert Sleepers Distings in Envelope VCA mode. The root and 7th notes from Chord are fed through these VCAs and sent on to a final L-1 Tube VCA mixer to be combined with the Chord module. The third output of Rhythm is triggering the CV input of the tube VCA, imparting a psuedo-kick sound to the mix.

The Octone on the left is sending 1v/oct CV to Chord. It is passively multiplied using the TipTop stackable cable to the Inversion CV input on Chord, causing a pleasing detune effect from the resultant loading.

The Octone on the right is synced to the first Octone, and is triggered at 1/8th the speed. It is sequencing the pattern selection for Rhythm, so every time the 8 chord phrase comes around, it selects another different pattern to play.

The mix is then sent into the Universal Audio Apollo 8 first through the Moog LPF to add some dirt with its drive function, then onto the Neve 1073 preamp and Studer A800 tape emulator for further thickening. It is then compressed using the Fairchild 660 to add some tube glue.

On Send A is the Cooper Time Cube delay and on Send B is the EMT 140 plate reverb.

In the mixdown, the track runs through the Steven Slate VCC in RCA Tube Console mode, then through the Manley Vari-Mu compressor and Massive Passive Mastering EQ. Finally, the mix is tapped off on 7.5ips with the Ampex ATR-102 emulator and lightly limited with the A.O.M. Invisible Limiter."

Modular vid #253

Published on Oct 13, 2016 Phisynth

"DSI PRO 2 together with Serge and BugBrand. Main voice on the BB is the Scrotum Lab's Orgone Accumulator"


Published on Oct 13, 2016 SynthgodXXX

SynthgodXXX sample sets

"KORG KARMA 'Phantasm 13' 2016
100% No Talking! Just Pure KARMA POWER!
Watch in HD!! Turn it up!!

A little demo of the Korg Karma & copying
a Chemistry Combination to Song & jamming!!
NOT TIGHT AT ALL you can hear I am off a bit
but it was my birthday & I just wanted to JAM!!

Anywho it is the "Four Deadly Syns" Combo
and I had to record it! I love the Korg Karma!!
They run $400-1000 second hand depending
on the seller. I don't think I will ever let mine go!
It's too much FUN!!

Recorded Dry into Ableton Live 7

Rik Marston "SynthgodXXX"
October 13, 2016"

Modular on the Roof 3 - Colin Benders (Kyteman)

Published on Oct 14, 2016 pyrofiliac

"I invited international conductor and modular synth artist Colin Benders for a live session on the roof.
Colin's channel:
Live here:
Check out Colin's orchestra here:"

MatrixBrute Introduction Tutorial: Episode 7 - The Preset Management

Published on Oct 14, 2016 ARTURIA

"In this seventh and last episode of the MatrixBrute Introduction Tutorials, Victor introduces you to the Arturia MIDI Control Center, the perfect partner of MatrixBrute regarding preset management and advanced settings."

All parts here.

Oberheim OB-8 61-Key Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

RARE 70`s GEM PK 4900 Vintage Analogue Poly Preset Synthesizer

This one is currently up for sale on Reverb, and eBay.

"This is a mega rare digitally controlled analog synthesizer.
It's a very unique and special synthesizer with multiple uses and many exotic sounds. There is a string section called Insta-strings, a polyphonic section called Polytron and a monophonic section called Monotron. There is two separate outs in the back for poly and mono.

The string section has preset buttons with the following sounds:

* Sustain * Violas * Violins.

The poly section has preset buttons with the following sounds:

* Brass I * Brass II * Horns * Chorus * Vibrato Delay.

The mono section has preset buttons with the following sounds:

* Synthy Wah * Reed * Funky Solo * Jazz Pulse * Pop Synthy * Trombone * Trumpet * Pan flute * Mod * SEC * Chorus * Auto Bender.

There is a 4 knob control section on the far right with:

* Volume * Tone * Portamento * Tune."

Waldorf Micro Q Keyboard

via this auction

"A compact synthesizer with huge power in an all blue metal case. It has first-class wavetable sounds, a powerful arpeggiator and a clever Drum Map. It even has a CV/pedal input to drive it with vintage/modular equipment and also with pedals, unlike the rack version.

2 scuffs on the metal body and 2 keys are slightly yellowed as seen in the photos, otherwise in excellent condition.
Fully functional with latest OS. A rare beast.

Oscillators - 5 oscillators per voice (Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation, Sawtooth, Triangle, Sine, 2 wavetables with 128 waves each and sub-oscillator per alt-wave); Noise generator

Memory - 300 single programs, 100 multi programs, 20 drum-maps

Filter - 2 Filters (including FM and distortion): Low Pass (12dB/24dB), Band Pass (12dB/24dB), High Pass (12dB/24dB), Notch (12dB/24dB), Comb Filter (positive/negative feedback)

VCA - 4 envelopes, enhanced ADSR configuration with loop and one shot function, bipolar; different trigger modes for each envelope, poly, mono, dual, unison, manual trigger etc.

Modulation - 3 LFOs up to audio range; Modulation Matrix with 16 slots, freely routable, pre-routed modulation destinations, sources selectable

Effects - 2 effects per program, up to 5 effects in Multimode (Effects: Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Distortion, Delay, 5 FX, Vocoder)

Keyboard - 37 keys (Keyboard model)

Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator with 16 preset plus 1 user pattern, including accents, timing information, swing, glide, chords and more

Control - MIDI In/Out/Thru (16 part multi-timbral)"

Roland Jupiter 6 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

AKAI MFC 42 Analog Filter Module with Original Box

via this auction

Access Virus Indigo SN G10000856

via this auction

Sequential Circuits PROPHET T8 SN 000169

via this auction

Yamaha CS01

via this auction

Powerful Synthesizer Access Virus TI

Published on Oct 14, 2016 soundadapter

Music: Frank Michael Lischka
Camera: Panasonic HC-X929, Canon eos 70d

Cool video. Virus TI & lightning.

The Moog Sub37 and the Roland JP-08 in duet (Riamiwo StudioVlog 5)

Published on Sep 23, 2016

Short, but good.

"A new track is nearly done... here's a little preview. The pure Moog Sub37 sound versus the Roland JP-08;)"

Dreadbox Erebus Demo

Published on Jun 1, 2015 riamiwovideos

"Some Sounds of the Erebus Analog Synthesizer from my Instagram-Account."

DeepMind12 Preview - What do you want to know?

Published on Oct 14, 2016 sonicstate

"We've finally got our hands on the Behringer DeepMind 12 for review, in this video we take a quick look and ask if you have any questions you want answered - leave them in the comments below.."

Mark Verbos Interview at Knobcon 2016 on

Published on Oct 14, 2016 BBoy Tech Report

Behringer DeepMind 12 Patch Demonstration - Bank B

Published on Oct 14, 2016 BEHRINGER

"A demonstration of some of the patches from Bank B of the Behringer DeepMind 12 synthesizer"

Video Voto Matic

Video Voto Matic (updated documentation)

Published on Oct 9, 2016 M Richisoso

"Video Voto Matic is an art project that converts a vintage voting booth into a video beat box. You can use it to make a beat from the debates from this year's election cycle."

Wait for Bernie!

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