MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

KORG Polysix Analog Synthesizer (1982) RetroSound Soundscapes

Published on Oct 19, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

KORG Polysix Analog Synthesizer from the year 1982
some self-programmed sounds"

Baseck Live at Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Baseck performs at the Erica Synths in-store event at Perfect Circuit Audio (Burbank, CA)."


via this auction

"The Casio VZ-10M is a rackmount version of the Casio VZ-1. It is a late-1980's synthesizer with a sound generation engine based on phase distortion, which is similar to Yamaha's FM. Casio called it iPD, for "interactive phase distortion". It has 16-voice polyphony and has 64 each of user and factory preset patch memories.

It can also store 128 patches on an RC-100 RAM card."

SUIKO ST20 Japanese Classic Oriental KOTO SYNTH Mini-Organ & Speaker Box

via this auction

See the SUIKO link at the bottom of this post more including a video.

"SUIKO ST20 is extremely rare and most strange japanese electronic musical instruments
originally made for japanese traditinal music circa. 1980.

it's built in cool brown custom suitcase like EMS synth, one side of the suitcase is a speaker
so you can play without external amp or mixer but don't worry it has audio output too.
keyboard itself is built in beautiful brown metal plate, look cool!

these keyboards were very expensive and made very limited quantities those days
so i'ts very hard to find even in Japan nowadays...
this is your first and last chance to get this vintage gem!

it has 2 rows of button keyboard
this keyboard specially designed for playing glissando easily like koto(japanese harp)
front row of the keyboard is japanese scale,so just playing randomly you can easily get exotic japanese melody!

there are various switch and dial for special japanese tuning and sustain and octave switch
three sounds are selectable,shyakuhachi(japanese bamboo flute),koto(japanese harp) and pipe organ
sounds are very analog, warm and strange!"

Original Blank SH-1000 Patch Sheets

via this auction

"This auction is for 8 Patch Sheets for the SH-1000 Synthesizer.

Fascinatingly Vintage, and Undeniably Rare.

The photos are of the actual item. The size is almost exactly 1/2 of a standard piece of paper. One sided; free of writing. These have no real binding really and are barely held together at the ends with glue, which I will try to preserve."

Yamaha TX802 + Pure Data MIDI random notes and SYSEX sequencer

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Ariel Raguet

"Yamaha TX802 + Pure Data MIDI random notes and SYSEX sequencer

Zoom MS-70CDR
Lenovo ThinkPad T430
Lexicon Alpha
Behringer X802
Cakewalk Sonar Artist"

Novation Releases Launchpad for iOS v4.0 Update with Major New Features

iTunes: Novation Launchpad - Make & Remix Music - Novation

Novation just announced a major update for Launchpad for iOS. The following is the official press release with all the details.

"Create new tunes and remixes on iPhone

Launchpad for iPhone v4.0 gets major update. Start new music, edit pads and import your own sounds.

Launchpad for iOS continues its fast paced evolution releasing another significant update. Mobile music makers can now create their own remixes from scratch using the iPhone version of the app, following the success of the iPad version.

The popular Launchpad for iOS app lets mobile music makers remix music on iPad and iPhone. With this powerful update, electronic music makers can start new remixes from scratch, building new music from the huge sound library available (Over 100 soundpacks to date). Users can easily search for sounds, tag favourite sounds, and then edit pads to create unique performances to then easily share.

For advanced music makers and remixers, Audio Import* is now also available for iPhone as an In-App Purchase. Users can bring in their own sounds easily from almost anywhere including Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, AudioCopy, AudioShare, Airdrop**. A full user folder management system helps manage a large amount of imported files.

Launchpad for iPad has also been updated, and now supports the more flexible document picker importing method. This allows for many more sources such as iCloud, GoogleDrive, as well as the usual Dropbox, AudioCopy, AudioShare etc. A much requested panning per pad feature has also been added.

Audio Import marks a significant step forward for Launchpad for iPhone, unlocking new potential and affirming Launchpad for iOS as one of the DJ/Producer essentials.

Highlight Features
• Launchpad for iPhone (Free Update)
• Create new projects
• Browse for sounds in your library and assign to pads
• Search for sounds by Soundpack, Category, Type by BPM or name
• Tag favourite sounds and filter by them
• Edit Pad settings such as loop or trigger type, Sync type, Gain and Pan
• iPhone 7 supported: Haptics support for FX, and panning added for stereo speakers

• Launchpad for iPhone (In-App Purchase)*
• Import from almost anywhere Dropbox, AudioCopy, AudioShare, Airdrop**
• Create your own nested folders to manage your imported sounds
• Manage move, delete, Rename, and change categories
• Assign to Favourite sounds
• Edit Sound settings such as Default Volume, Category, and name

• Launchpad for iPad (Free)
• Panning per pad added

• iPad Audio Imported Updated
• Now import from many more sources iCloud, GoogleDrive, as well as Dropbox, AudioCopy, AudioShare etc

* In-App Purchase required
** Cloud Storage App i.e. Dropbox App, needs to be installed on your device to use features.

About Blocs
The Blocs team grew out of Focusrite & Novation, where they were responsible for innovations such as the original Launchpad hardware and the Launchpad for iOS app. They are now based at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London. Learn more about them here"

Watch The Primary Launchpad for iOS Video Here:

Launchpad for iOS // Make & remix music

Published on Aug 16, 2016 Blocs x Novation - Launchpad & Blocs Wave for iOS

Previously posted here.

Soundfly Tutorial on How to Play the Synth Bass from Bruno Mars “24K MAGIC

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH supporter, Soundfly. You'll find the full tutorial and track on Soundfly here. BTW, Soundfly has quite a few courses online, so if this particulary tutorial does not interest you, be sure to check out the rest.

"Step 1 — Oscillators

This is a thick dual-oscillator tone that, to my ear, sounds like that of the classic Minimoog (I have yet to confirm what synth was actually used, so feel free to hip us to any insider knowledge you may have in the comments!). To get this tone, we’ll need to set both our oscillators to a sawtooth waveform, with one tuned an octave below the other."

Full tutorial on Soundfly here.

Teisco 110 F

Published on Oct 19, 2016 BeatFlux Music

"Vintage analog synthesizer Teisco 110 F"


This one is currently listed for sale here. Pics captured here.

Piston Honda Fantasy - eurorack modular synth Harvestman

Published on Oct 19, 2016 DavidH

":D just nuddle around that total anamorphous deluxe hypnotic broken fucker machine"

Street Electronics Echo Speech Synthesizer PC2 - Vintage Voice Synthesizer?

via this auction

Anyone know more about this one? I don't believe I've ever seen one of these before. The listing doesn't state much: "Up for sale or best offer is one Vintage Street Electronics Echo PC2 Synthesizer!

No card was included in the box, however it includes the external speaker box unit,manual,
and two larger floppy discs."

According to one of the floppies the brand is Street Electronics CORP. and the copyright date is 1988.

Update via Dave O Mahony in the comments: "Looks like the Echo 2 speech sound card add on for the Apple II. Seems it used the same chip as the Speak & Spell! [link] Auction doesn't include the card - just software and speaker!"

via Wikipedia:

"The Echo II was a plug-in expansion card, speech synthesizer card for the Apple II and Apple IIc personal computers that allowed applications to use speech synthesis. The Echo II used the TMS5220 speech synthesis chip to synthesize speech. The Echo II software could synthesize either unlimited text-to-speech using stitched phonemes, or play back raw LPC data for specific words, with resulting higher speech quality.

LPC (linear predictive coding) was the speech synthesis technology used, which allowed applications to encode speech data in a compact form. The Echo II used the TMS 5220 LPC Speech Chip which was popular in other speech synthesizers"

Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer with Kenton Retrofit SN 136800

via this auction

"Roland TB-303 Bassline synthesiser with Kenton retrofit. All works fine and just checked over by Roland referred engineer."

Oberheim Matrix 1000 with Original Box

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander XP-1

via this auction

"In Excellent Condition. Barely used. Perfect Tuning, bright LEDS. One owner with invoice to prove...

Selling an entire studio, check my shop."

Vintage Oberheim OB-Xa 8 Voice Analog Synthesizer Keyboard - Serviced w/Encore MIDI

via this auction

"The flagship of the OB series, this is an 8 voice, 120 Program Oberheim OB-Xa. The synth has been fully serviced with:

Rebuilt power supply, including new capacitors and beefed up bridge rectifiers
Rebuilt voice cards, including new capacitors and multi-turn initial frequency trimmers
Full calibration - power supply, DAC, and voice cards
Recent key bushings, buss bar cleaning and key contact adjusting
Recent battery change
Factory patches loaded, ready to go
I will also include an Encore MIDI Kit that I purchased for this keyboard that is not installed. ($300 value, kit is included "as is")

Overall good condition, with wear expected for its age (some scratches on the case, 2 cosmetically damaged rotary knobs, etc)."

Oberheim DMX w/ Factory MIDI

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 Vintage 1984 Analog Synth w/ Factory MIDI and Flight Case SN C34709

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Xa

via this auction

"Very good condition OBXA. Outstanding polysynth with new keybed bushings, rebuilt power supply, new tunings trim pots, and recapped voice cards. *8 voice*"

Korg 770 - demo and test

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Keith Negley

"This video is just to demonstrate the functions and working order of my Korg 770 analog synthesizer up for sale."

via this auction

"Korg 770 mono-synth in very good condition. Serial#: 770486
It is 100% functional. Every knob, slider and key works flawlessly with no scratchy pots or sticky keys/sliders. Previous owner had it serviced inside and out (5 years ago?) and had cv inputs installed in back. I've never used the cv inputs so I can't speak to how they work, but the owner demonstrated it to me when I bought it and they were functioning just fine. It has a few minor scuffs but nothing major and nothing that inhibits it's functionality. Note: It's missing the silver ring to the portamento knob (see pictures). The video link is my actual synth to demonstrate it all works great for this sale."


PATCH.DIARY.2016.10.19 from Phosfiend Systems on Vimeo.

"First composition with my new case, so much room! Not a lot of hands-on work here, except for some subtle sound tweaks, mostly driven by the DAW.

Main synthis the left ShapeShifter with voices 1,2 & Pulse outs being mixed hotly and fed into stereo (L&R) LPFs on the Korgasmatron.

Percussion is:

Kick via the Blue Lantern Asteroid BD V4

Clang via the Basimilus Iteritas

Snappy filter crackle thing via the seconf Shapesifter, being fed through the band pass of Ripples, with some semi-lost pitch data

A punch of Peaks voices with hihats and deep fm snaps"

Patch Prep 10/19/2016

Published on Oct 19, 2016 redstripedown official

"Rehearsal/prep for an all modular live set at the Bay Area Synth Meet 2016"

patching ipad and eurorack via ES8 and play audio units in zmors modular with ableton link

Published on Oct 19, 2016 sven braun

on Eurorack
- a105
- ripples
- shapeshifter
- veils
- ES-8

on iPad
- zMors modular
- Poison 202

zMors Modular - mobile only
Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer - Dmitrij Pavlov

KORG Volca and Novation Circuit Acid Breaks Session 1

Published on Oct 19, 2016 014london70

"Seventh video in my live series, this time with a change of style. Recorded into iPad via a Behringer Xenyx mixer and mastered in Final Touch.

All parts here.

Night Rhythm Modular Session

Published on Oct 19, 2016 SYNTH GURU

Mutable Instruments Grids,Tides
Noise Engineering:Loquelic Itaritas,Basimilus Iteritas
Qu-Bit Electronix:Nano Random,Tri-ger

Skot Wiedmann: Make the Future of Musical Expression

Vol 22. Skot Wiedmann: Make the future of musical expression

Published on Oct 18, 2016 PechaKuchaNightCU
Update: Re-Published on Oct 20, 2016

Skot Wiedmann on the value of DIY and his Hyve Touch Synthesizer at PechaKucha Night.

Update: ECE Illinois has a post up on Skot's work here.

Taking New Synth For a Spin [Elektron Analog Four]

Published on Oct 18, 2016 LR KR

"Was just messing around with Elektron's Analog Four Synthesizer and thought I'd post this little jam. Skip through to hear the good parts. Listen to everything to hear how each sound is changed and manipulated. Lots of knob turning here."

MFB Tanzbar & Korg Volca Bass & Keys

Published on Oct 19, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine and the Volca Bass & Keys synthesisers synced together (Tanzbar MIDI Out to Volca Bass MIDI In, Bass sync out to Keys).

A small amount of reverb has been used, no further processing except for normalisation."

Roland RE-200 Space Echo Spring Reverb SN 180767

via this auction

"This listing is very special. It is for the rare and interesting early version of what became the popular Roland Space Echo RE-201.

This one is unique in that it has a reloadable tape cartridge called the Sony Endless Tape RE-5 that can be reloaded with standard 1/4" tape when it wears out vs. the 8 track tape the RE-201 uses.

Functionally this is being sold as-is only because I'm not the original owner and don't know much about its history. I can say that it spits out echo when fed signal and all knob settings work. So it works. The motor sounds good and was apparently overhauled by Roland according to the previous owner. Once again I can't guarantee this. It's what I was told..."

Korg Kronos - Wall Of Sound - Midi Mix

Published on Oct 19, 2016 KidNepro

"Korg Kronos Volume #12 - EXs 181 'Vintage Synths V3 - Midi Mix'
More great Vintage Synth sounds for Kronos. Only $69. USD.

Complete info & demos at:"

I remember the KidNepro ads in Keyboard Magazine back in the 80s. Cool to see them still going. Curious if it's the same people/person?


Published on Oct 19, 2016 Smokey Quartz

"The Knas Ekdahl Polygamist and some clouds."

ELKA Solist 505

via this auction

Teenage Engineering PO Collection

via this auction


via this auction

ARP 2600 Keyboard Synthesizer with ARP 3620 keyboard

via this auction

Weather Drones - Untethered! (Eowave Noise Music) #TTNM

Published on Oct 19, 2016 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Taking my newly soldered DIY Weather Drones out for a spin. Even unpatched it's already a really powerful drone instrument in itself.

Audio gear used:
- Eowave Weatherdrones
- Klangbau Köln Spring Reverb
- Zoom R16 Recorder"

Rob Papen Test stream again.... Predator

Streamed live 3 hours ago Rob Papen

"Rob Papen Predator presets can be downloaded here:"

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 39

Published on Oct 19, 2016 isvisible / isinvisible

"Virtually all the audio is being generated by the WMD Synchrodyne and it's expander.
Apart from percussive sounds from the Folktek Matter, Audio from the Music Thing Radio Music, and a touch from the MI Rings.

Various cv inputs of the Synchrodyne and Expand are being fed by the outputs from the Livewire Chaos Computer.

Various audio outs from the Synchrodyne and Expand are fed through the Reflex Liveloop Sampler, Mungo d0, Intellijel Springray, MI Rings, Modcan Dual Delay, an Accessit Stereo Reverb and a Roland DEP-3.
Audio from the Radio Music is being fed through the Mungo g0.


Euronana - Oct 18, 2016

Published on Oct 19, 2016 batchas

"First tests with the Mutable Instruments Grids. I like it.
I ordered it, having in mind to adapt it for my Bugbrand Modular System, but first tried in my Euronana System (after replacing 3.5" with bananas)."

Europa Dawn - VCS3 Interface Test

Published on Oct 19, 2016 PaulLawlerMusic

"Breathing new life into the VCS3 mk2 with the Synthi Matrix Interface, linking it with the Eurorack system. The Mokswa is sequencing Osc 1+2, while LFOs modulate the Trapezoid Decay, and filter. The noise source is out of the VCS 3 and into the Euro mixer. FX are Black Hole DSp and Clouds."

Live Jam #56 - Experimental / Noise / Industrial - Arturia Beatstep Pro, Ableton, Eurorack

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Monotrail

"I decided to jam with a combination of beats from the modular and samples from Ableton. The whole thing turned out to be quite messy and noisy, but I liked it anyway!


Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep Pro, Akai APC key 25 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"

ghostradio experience #05 [waldorf blofeld / strymon TIMELINE]

Published on Oct 19, 2016 ghostradioshow

"blofeld brings me a lot of Unique Wavetable/FM sound. Ilike it!"

Cwejman MMF-1S revised Tweak Demo

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Dudadius

"This version explores the Saturation output and runs through the different filter modes as well."

Original demo & details on the module here.

// Launchkey Mini // and // Blocs Wave // - Novation Live performance

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Matteo Cozza

"A new video with two of my favourite instrument!

Blocs wave:

Thanks for watching!"

MOOT MODS #1: Mootifying the ARP Odyssey

Published on Oct 19, 2016 mootbooxle

"This is the first episode of Moot Mods, in which I demonstrate things I've built, electronics and instruments that I've modified, and stuff like that!

In this episode, I demonstrate the ARP Mootifier - a little box that adds functionality to the ARP Odyssey that some people may not know is possible!"

Great tip on how to make an Odyssey monophonic rather than duophonic.

ROTOR iPad Music App by reactable. Tutorial 1 (First steps)

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Reactable Systems

iTunes: ROTOR - Tangible Modular Music Synth - Reactable Systems SL

"The all-new iPad app by Reactable.

reactable ROTOR is the new application that extends upon the unique interaction and the genuine modular approach once popularised by the reactable tabletop. reactable took the electronic music world by storm, captivating musicians such as Björk or Coldplay among others, who toured with the first prototypes. Commercially available for several years, the reactable Experience and the reactable Live! are still dream machines that not everyone can afford, nor carry in their backpack... until today!"

Berlin School on black synths only - MS-20 mini and friends

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Arrayzable

"All Korg goodies in this Berlin School of Electronic Music inspired track!
Trackname: 'Time to get over it'
As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:
Korg MS-20 mini
microKORG XL x2
Korg ih Vocoder/Harmonizer

Chestmount GoPro"

Dataline - Sea Drive

Published on Oct 19, 2016 MrDataline

"Elektron Analog Heat at the main outputs - giving that dirty, warm and creamy compressor feeling!"

Xoxbox - more than an acid machine

Published on Oct 18, 2016 Pascal A

"The Xoxox can do more than producing acid basslines : )"

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