MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016


Published on Oct 17, 2016 Sounds Like Joe

"First time patching a new 6U layout. Mostly Braids and STO through the Three Sisters... some Rings and Clouds... triggered via Future Retro 512"

First Ascent by Paul Schilling with Roland VP-03 Strings

"A test flight of the Roland VP-03 using Valhalla VV reverb"

A Vangelis Blade Runner demo. More to come.


via this auction

"This is in excellent condition, tested and working properly. Please note, there is a separation in the housing on the front right corner."

You can find details on the Moog CDX in this post.

Buchla 296e Tutorial 02

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Todd Barton

"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:"

Part 1 here.

Selected Bent Works

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Cray

"Modular synth"

Oberheim MATRIX-1000 Last Voyage 2016 Analog Synthesizer OB Synth Rik Marston

Published on Oct 17, 2016 SynthgodXXX

SynthgodXXX sample sets

"Oberheim MATRIX-1000 'The Last Voyage' 2016
By Rik Marston **Watch in HD**
100% No Talking! Just PURE OB Power!

Warning: it clips once @03:29
watch your speakers! ;)

The last voyage with the Oberheim Matrix-1000
I had to play it one more time before letting go...
nothing serious here, just a little demo of this
synth played for the last time with a little bit of
Reverb to add atmosphere :)
Recorded 10/17/16 with Ableton Live 7.

Space Psychedelics & Acid art for all of those
night trippers & Aliens riding the late night shift
into another dimension.

Thank you for watching!
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More Synthesizer demos &
Ambient/Electronic Music

Rik Marston

Vintage ARP Omni Keyboard Synthesizer Overhauled with LED Sliders SN 24833017

via this auction, also on Reverb here.

"The most awesome ARP Omni 1 ever! 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.

Overall good condition for a 40 year old synthesizer, with some cosmetic issues as visible in the photos (scratches on the paint of the case, etc)

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 - 108 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 bed leveled, 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."

OpenMusicLabs Mixtape Alpha

via this auction

"from the makers:

'Mixtape Alpha is the smallest synthesizer we could make without a prescription. It has a stylophone style input for continuous note generation, and 6 buttons for discrete notes. With 4 voices, 4 effects, and 5 note polyphony there is quite a range of expression. But, the best part is, you can record the songs you make, and trade mixtapes with your friends! Perhaps even better, it’s based on the ATmega328p, and can be hacked to make even crazier sounds than we came up with.

If you want to dig into the guts of this 8-bit synth, check out the . There you will find all the schematics and code, and we even have a Pure Data patch for making your own wavetables. Mixtape Alpha even comes in its own cassette case, with instructions!'"

Yamaha TX816 Vintage FM Synthesizer Module-8 DX7's in 1 rack!! SN 2797

via this auction

Sputnik Dual Oscillator

Streamed live 34 minutes ago Soulier Music

"Using the Eurorack."

Midi controller repair novation remote sl 25

Published on Oct 17, 2016 markusfuller

"repair of the novation remote sl 25 midi controller.
well part repair I did not attempt the USB fix.
my patreon page is
music used within this video was made by markus fuller"

Dave Smith Instruments "In the Spotlight with the Prophet 12" with Jacob Bergson

The fourth in the Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" series is currently up with Jacob Bergson here.

"Jacob Bergson is a musician and producer based in New York City. He produces and writes music with artists around the globe, and currently performs live with Nerve and Rubblebucket."

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


via this auction

"Here is a rare EMS AKS in spectacular conditions!

This beautiful jewel come in very clean shape and perfect working order.

All the original Matrix pins are included as a rare 'Battle' prestopatch preset card, KS to Synthi connection & main supply cables plus a Spiel Den Synthi book (German text)

His cover lid where is placed the Keyboard sequencer has the "Synthi EMS London LTD" original logo.

It's really a good example, today one of the most valuable synthesizer for his history with unique features on psychedelic sound textures that only this magic box can do"


Published on Oct 17, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer A101-2², A131², A133², A134²² , A141,
A143-2,9, A151²², A156², A160, A175²²², A185-2(14x),
A138m,a²²b²²c²²², A 191-2 (Lexicon MPX 100 midi CC)

clipping. - Taking Off - MOOG SOUND LAB

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Moog Music Inc

"clipping. is William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes, and Hamilton star MC Daveed Diggs, an L.A.-based trio that fuses hip-hop, rap, and experimental sound design. In the latest Moog Sound Lab session, we get an intimate view of their live process. clipping. plays with fast and slow, soft and loud, space and sound, crafting atmosphere with echo, reverb, and a masterful control of dynamics.

The studio version of “Taking Off” is available on clipping.’s debut album CLPPNG (Sub Pop Records). clipping.’s latest release is 2016’s Splendor & Misery, available on Sub Pop and Deathbomb Arc."


SUPERBOOTH17 - Teaser from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"SUPERBOOTH17 is a music and culture fair for electronic musical instruments taking place in FEZ Berlin April, 20th til 22nd, 2017. Approx 150 exhibitors from all over the world will get together with artists, users, distributors, traders, media partners and everyone who is interested.

Concerts, Panels, Performances, interesting "Gesprächskonzerte" and other events will happen every day until 11 pm in halls, the auditorium and on the seaside stage. Workshops for newbees and runaways will be offered. Ticket sale starts in November 2016.."

Testing the Modal Electronics 008 Analog Synthesizer

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Rolf Maier Bode

"After using a lot of modular synth modules for my 2016 album 'Foundation' i was very interested in a polyphonic analog synthesizer.

See (rather hear!) me testing the Modal Electronics 008"

ROLAND A-880 MIDI PATCHBAY 8 IN 8 OUT with midi merge

via this auction

Technics SY1010 Vintage Analog Synthesizer 1970

via this auction

"Technics SY1010 Vintage Analog Synthesizer (1970s-1980s)
Analog baby with faaat filter and great routing. VCF is moog ladder type, but sound have own character. Something in between Moog Micromoog and Roland SH 101.
All works perfectly. Mint condition.
Original japanese manual and cover included."

Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Cicuits Prophet 600 Analog Synth With GliGli Mod

via this auction

SN 0586 ?

"In mint condition and fully working
Very rare, especially in this condition
See for more info. on what features this mod adds"

iPG-800 Editor Update Adds a Virtual PG-1000 for Editing the D-50/D-550

iTunes: iPG-800 - kentai

"iPG-800 is a MIDI Controller iPad app emulating the functionality of the PG-800, PG-300, PG-200 and PG-1000 Synthesizer Programmers that were built by Roland.

It only works with a Roland JX-8P, MKS-70, JX-10 (with Colin Fraser OS or Fred Vecoven OS), Alpha Juno 1+2, MKS-50, HS-80, JX-3P with Organix or Kiwitechnics OS and D-50/D-550.

iPG-800 is a CoreMIDI app and connects to CoreMIDI compatible MIDI-Interfaces that support sysex like the iRig MIDI (e.g. Alesis IO Dock does not work) and to wireless MIDI Network sessions.

Note: No Parameterfeedback for JX-10 with Colin Fraser OS

What's New in Version 1.4
integrated a virtual PG-1000 for editing the D-50/D-550"

Dark Passenger

Published on Oct 14, 2016 Alphamachina

Warning: anyone sensitive to flashing lights, this one has them throughout.

"New track by Sydney group Alphamachina. Roger Mason and Ryan Spinoglio recorded the video while in the studio recording the track."

Alphamachina is a new Sydney based electronic outfit.

Alphamachina is Roger Mason musician/composer and Ryan Spinoglio.

club of the knobs model 15 #take01

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Elinch

"Take 1 with the Club of the Knobs Model 15. One take, only the Modell 15 + C 1680 COTK Analog Delay Modul, C 1670 Ensemble Modul (only used for overdrive the Input), C 928 Sample & Hold Modul. Little Hum & Noise Floor is from the COTK Analog Delay.

For the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

One Take directly recorded with the Tascam DR 100. Effects: COTK Delay. Sequencer: Arturia BeatStep Pro."

Prodigy E R16 Demo1

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Ensure Sound

"Sound demo of Prodigy ER-16 analogue synthesizer, Euro Rack module 42HP"


via this auction

"Up for sale is legendary, very rare & powerful soviet analog synthesizer "ESTRADIN-230".
It is a 3-OSC monophonic precise equivalent of infamous western MINIMOOG, produced in the USSR in 1985 by Elektroizmeritel military factory in Zhitomir. Estradin-230 is a predecessor of another well-known soviet analog synthesizer Altair-231. Both synths has identical electronic architecture, functionality and rich sound palette. The Estradin-230 was manufactured from early to middle eighties and then Estradin factory changed synth`s design (new casing) and labelled it as "Altair-231". So Estradin-230 & Altair-231 are the same machines only in different bodies.

Synth has 4-octave keyboard (F-C) with velocity (sensitivity assign to vibrato effect). For live performance there is a wheel which provides pitch shift. ESTRADIN 230 is based on 3-VCO (OSC-3 can work as the modulator), 1 VCF (lowpass 24dB/oct) with ADSR, 1 VCA, 3 LFO, noise generator (white/pink), glide, memory. It has an EXTERNAL INPUT allowing to use FILTER and GENERATORS with OTHER INSTRUMENTS such as guitars, synths, etc! ESTRADIN-230 consists of 5 main sections - OSC, MIXER, MODULATION, FILTER and AMP. All knobs and controls are marked in English!"

ARP Omni II Synthesizer

via this auction

"Up for auction is an ARP Omni II synthesizer in excellent condition. All buttons and sliders work properly. Volume slider is scratchy."

Novation Bass Station MK1 1993

via this auction

Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075 SN 100402 with Custom Wood Sides

via this auction

Music From Outer Space MFOS Ultimate & Expanded Synth

via this auction

"The MFOS Sound Lab ULTIMATE is the completely new single board mono-synth from MFOS with the sickest set of features you'll find on one PC board:

· Three Musically Accurate VCOs (sawtooth and variable width rectangular wave forms, pulse width modulation, hard-sync, log and linear CV inputs)
· White Noise Generator
· Active Mixer (for VCOs, noise and external input)
· Voltage Controlled LP Filter (12db/Oct doubles as a sine wave oscillator)
· Voltage Controlled Amplifier (log response)
· Attack Release Envelope Generator
· Two Low Frequency Oscillators (square, ramp, tri and sawtooth waveforms)
· Repeat Gate Generator (doubles as another square wave LFO)
· Sample & Hold (with variable sample rate and glide)
· Attenuator Bank (for an infinite variety of modulation patches)
· Patch Panel Design (provides infinitely variable combinations of sounds)
· Professionally machined panels and PC Boards available from MFOS
· Sound Lab ULTIMATE "Expander" also available for added flexibility.

The MFOS Sound Lab ULTIMATE EXPANDER in combination with an MFOS Sound Lab ULTIMATE is a completely full featured modular synthesizer. Although specifically designed to be a companion to the Sound Lab ULTIMATE the ULTIMATE EXPANDER has the features to stand on its own as a super "Swiss Army Knife" module. The MFOS Sound Lab ULTIMATE EXPANDER includes:

· A State Variable Voltage Controlled Filter (doubles as a 1V/oct sine wave oscillator over several octaves)
· A Voltage Controlled Amplifier (expo response)
· An ADSR Envelope Generator
· A Four Channel Active Mixer
· A One-In Three-Out Voltage Distributor
· A CV Inverter
· An Analog Multiplier (Ring Modulator)
· An External Signal Buffer
· An Envelope Follower
· Two Passive Voltage Attenuators
· A Headphone Amplifier
· Signal Routing and Buffering for The Sound Lab ULTIMATE"


via this auction

"In very good condition with the unique SSM Analog filter which makes the Emax a true classic. Brand new floppy drive. All buttons and sliders work. Backlight is not very bright anymore but still readable. 3.2 operating system."

Elektron Analog Four meets Quasimidi Ploymorph

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Kuznecov Victor

"Simple mute parts on both instruments played live from a scratch"

Eowave - Fluctuations Magnetiques

Published on Oct 17, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's the full video for the Fluctuations Magnetiques. Check out a quad band pass phaser video here - [posted here] - it's a pair of dual filter or four quad filters (depending on how you look at it). Saturates nicely with a throaty vocal kind of resonance."

moodscaper for iOS

[iOS] moodscaper (Ver.1.9.7), Zillidrone (Ver.1.1) and Shoom (Ver.1.0) Jam [iOS 9, iPad Air]

Published on Oct 15, 2016 App Folder

Spotted this one on discchord.

moodscaper - Rob Jackson
Zillidrone groovebox - Andrey Savitsky
Shoom Synthesizer - Yuri Turov

"moodscaper is atmospheric sample-based generative music app. The developer constantly update this app and there is a kindly detailed manual on the official site. The manual mentions each 4 moods' musical scales.

"The light mood is based on the Japanese Yo scale using the following notes: E F# A B C#.
The dark mood is based on the Japanese Insen scale using the following notes: E F A B D.
The space mood is based on the Chinese Man Gong scale using the following notes: E G A C D.
The sad mood is based on the minor pentatonic scale using the following notes: E G A B D."

I played the sad mood auto-play with Zillidrone groovebox and Shoom Synthesizer in this video."

Details via the app store: moodscaper - Rob Jackson

"Moodscaper is a generative music app and a great personal companion for studying, providing non-intrusive headphone music at work, relaxing, meditating and even sleeping. Just launch the app, tap automatic play, and moodscaper will produce melodic, atmospheric and evocative ambient music in a “light”, “dark”, “space” or “sad” mood.

Moodscaper is also an easy to use instrument for creating epic-sounding pads and effects as part of a larger iPad-based music-making setup. You can even create your own custom instrument by loading your own samples, and taking advantage of moodscaper's generative engine.

Main features:

· Unique generative atmospheric sample-based instrument
· Simple user interface
· Four scale-based moods
· Variable dynamics - from mellow and sparse to full-on drama!
· Five loopers with optional sync
· Provides tasteful auto-accompaniment to your playing in realtime or in loops
· Hints displayed on keys that should sound good with root notes or chords
· Samples are randomly stacked for a bigger sound with more variation
· Effects section with filter, dual-delay and reverb
· Effects tweaks can be recorded in loopers
· Additional 20 key instrument for each mood
· Add your own samples and create your own mood-based instrument
· Additional instruments available as free downloads at
· IAA support (as a generator) with no special setup required

The moodscaper development approach is to release small and frequent updates. This creates a tight feedback loop between me (the developer) and you guys, so you get to drive what new features are included in the app. Thanks to the great ideas suggested by current users, moodscaper has already gone in directions I didn’t originally envisage, so please consider being part of that, *especially* if you don’t see your “must have” feature in the list above. You never know, I might be working on that feature already for the next release, or if enough people ask for it, I’ll do my best to implement it ;-)

For more information, a downloadable manual, demos and support, please visit

Thanks and happy moodscaping!"

Hrtl performing laidback acid set on modular system

Published on Oct 17, 2016 Leoš Hort

"Shot from a jam session while preparing for ADE amsterdam"

Roland System 500 + Arturia Beatstep Pro + Volca Beats

Published on Oct 17, 2016 soundseasy

"In this video we use the Arturia Beatstep Pro to sequence the Roland System 500 Modular synth. The Volca Beats is synce to the Beatstep Pro VIA MIDI"

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