MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Teisco 110f

via this auction

This is the one in the video posted here.

"Well maintained classic analog synthesizer Teisco 110F.
Cosmetically and technically the unit is in very good condition. I would say near mint.

It has been recently serviced by a pro :
Keyboard and keyboard contacts cleaned
Slide pots cleaned, and rejuvenated with caig products (non corrosive/non agressive)
New power cord
New hard wood side panels, sprayjob with professional car paint matching original colour and size (the originals where plywood and sensitive to chipping of the corners)
All functions work, no bad contacts, all switches and pots work fluently."

The First Univox Mini-Korg K-2 Monophonic Synthesizer Ever Made?

SN 00001 via this auction

According to the listing:
"THIS IS THE FIRST ONE EVER MADE!!!! Serial number 00001!!!!!!!

This synth powers on, produces a signal, but it definitely needs a full servicing/cleaning. There are 2 screws missing on the left panel, as well as 2 colored knobs on the front switches (see photos).
37 keys, measuring 29 1/2" x 10" x 4 1/4"
Featuring dedicated sliders for low and high pass filters. 2 sliders for ADSR and a switch for each separate effect. Quickly change octaves/waveforms with the 2 large knobs.
I can't emphasize enough what an incredibly cool piece of history this is.
All knobs and switches are original!
Very buzzy and raw tone. Smooth leads, harsh gurgly basses.

Extremely special piece as it was the first one put into production!!"

Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Fully serviced September 2016. Excellent physical condition, see pictures for details. Buy with confidence, this vintage keyboard is ready for the road or studio. Comes with travel case, power plug has been updated to a modern IEC connection."

Fender Rhodes CHROMA POLARIS SN 300179

via this auction

"This particular Polaris is special because it has a new control panel (touch buttons) and internal ribbons installed. This means that it is good to go for another few decades. Finding one that is fully function like this is really difficult.

All of the sliders and controls work perfectly with no noise or artifacts. The outputs are clean and solid. MIDI works perfectly as well. All of the keys respond and feel like new. Cosmetically, it is also in really good shape. A few scuffs on the wood side panels...that's about it. I thought about painting them, but just left them as-is."

Pics of the inside below.

Alesis A6 Andromeda Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

ARP Odyssey 2800 MK1 Whiteface SN 282156

via this auction

"MK1 Odyssey serial # 282156. Original, no mods. Excellent cosmetic condition ; this unit would benefit from replacing the sliders and RCA output (its corroded). Other than that you will have a beautiful specimen."

The Battle of Yamaha DX7 - The 32 Original Factory Patches VS Power DX7 Patches

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Power DX7

"The Battle of Yamaha DX7 - The 32 Original Factory Patches VS Power DX7 Patches

This is a Yamaha DX7 demo brought to you by Power DX7, showcasing the breathtaking realism and unparalleled versatility of the Yamaha Synthesizer, Yamaha DX7 FM Synthesizer.

About This Yamaha DX7 Demo Video
This DX7 demo video is a comparison between the Yamaha DX7 32 original factory patches and Power DX7 patches. Those 32 factory patches are selected from the DX7 VOICE ROM1 & ROM 2 cartridges that came with the Yamaha DX7 MK1 (totaling 128 patches). Each comparison consists of playing the same arrangement with the same effects (or no effects for some patches). The first patch you hear is the original factory patch. The second patch is the Power DX7 patch. Some are a direct comparison, but the others can be remotely similar, as there is no equivalent patch found in those VOICE ROMs. The difference in sounds and volume you hear is due to the difference in programming between the original factory patches and my Power DX7 patches.

Video Contents

Power DX7 Intro music
0:00 All original DX7 patches with amazing sonic quality, realism and expression - Piano (High and Low notes), Male Choir, Female Opera and DX7 Brass

0:22 - 1.ROM1 A1 BRASS 1
0:43 - 2. ROM1 A2 BRASS 2
1:02 - 3. ROM1 A3 BRASS 3

Roland VP-03 Vocoder Synthesizer User Review VP-330 Boutique

Published on Oct 20, 2016 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video generated by G-Storm Electro c.2016

I usually demo synth products, but today I'm going to give my review of the Roland VP-03 Vocoder. I have some experience having owned an original VP-330 MK1 and studying its synthesizer process. It inspired me to author my own VST plugin version that emulated the VP-330 sound, only it did not have the Vocoder. So check out this review and see what I think about this interesting product.

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Design Scenarios | Modular Loops

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Mike Kiraly

"Working on ideas for a new Sonic Scenarios product.
Source Path : Mandolin / XAOC Devices Sewastopol / Mutable Instruments Clouds / Mutable Instruments Ripples / TipTop Audio Z-DSP / Modcan Dual Delay / Circuit Abbey Unify
Modulation Path : Make Noise Rene / Mutable Instruments Frames / Modcan Quad Envelope / Intellijel Linix / Modcan Quad LFO
Sync Path : Innerclock Systems SyncGen II / TipTop Audio Trigger Riot / 4MS QCD"

Modular Quick Tip: Sidechain Compression

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Zeroes and Ones

"A quick video demonstrating pseudo-sidechain compression in eurorack modular using an envelope follower, inverter and VCA. Read more about how I did it here:"


PATCH.DIARY.10.20.2016 from Phosfiend Systems on Vimeo.

"First take on something a bit different."

Patch Notes #24 - Radio Music Eurorack Drum Machine

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Patch Notes #24 explores the Music Thing Radio Music Eurorack sample player module with looping disabled in the settings (as seen in our recent tutorial) rendering it a one-shot sampler.

The main clock is coming from the Malekko Varigate 4. Channel 1 is triggering the custom kick drum samples loaded into the Music Thing Radio Music, with looping disabled in the Radio Music settings.txt file.

Channel 2 is clocking the Ornament & Crime, which is generating 3 channels of Turing Machine semi-randomized sequences. One sequence is shifting the station on the Radio Music, switching samples. Another Turing sequence is routed to the Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas pitch, while a third sequence is modulating the envelope decay on the metallic tones being created.

Channel 3 on the Varigate 4 is routed into the clock input on the DU-SEQ, which is running a 5 step pattern, controlling the gate and pitch on the Make Noise 0-Coast. The pitch signal is routed through Maths channel 2 first, then out from the Sum output to the 0-Coast pitch CV input. One channel from the Pressure Points is also routed into channel 3 on Maths, adding the CV to the pitch input at channel 2, allowing for the transposed sequence. The 0-Coast is routed out through the Vintage Synth Labs VCF-74, and on to the Mutable Instruments Warps running the Parasites firmware for some delay (I like this routing a lot).

The clock output from the DU-SEQ is routed to the 4MS Rotating Clock Divider, which is sending a pulse for every 4 input clock triggers to the clock sync input on the Korg SQ-1. The CV A output is routed to the pitch input on the Mutable Instruments Braids. The stepped random and woggle outputs from the Make Noise Wogglebug are routed to the Braids Timbre CV input and the BI Harm input.

Channel 4 on the Varigate is routed to the Basimilus trigger input. Everything is routed through the Malekko Mix 4 and then out to the audio interface."

JEN SX-2000 Analog Synthesizer 1979 | HD DEMO

Published on Oct 20, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

I played the JEN SX-2000 with reverb effects from a Dynacord DRP 20 and delay effects from a Korg SDD-3000.

The Jen SX-2000 is an Italian monophonic analog synth with 7 presets. But if you press "preset off", you can create your own sounds. The sound architecture is very simple: 1 VCO, 2 envelopes (for VCF and VCA each), with Attack and Decay, 1 LFO with square/sine waveforms. Resonant lowpass filter. The SX-2000 is actually a cheap analog synth and is very limited, but it has a good basic sound."

Adventures in Synthesis: Patching on the Deck

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Chris Beckstrom

"An extended video: Usually I patch before hitting "record," but I thought it might be interesting to some folks to see the process of actually creating a patch, then playing it.

The groove gets going around 10:28

I'm no modular virtuoso by any means, but just as with any instrument the key is practice... so here I am!

I've been practicing and preparing for my very first live performance on my modular this Saturday. A part of that practice is transporting it, setting it up, patching it, then tearing it down. I used to play gigs every week on saxophone and keyboards and I know setting up unfamiliar gear in a dark room can be difficult! To practice, I've been moving my synth throughout the house, patching it in all sorts of different locations.

We're just about at peak color here in West Michigan; what better time to take the synth outside and do some patching.

No super detailed patch notes for this one, partially because I forgot what I did, and since I've already moved the modular I can't refer to the patch (it no longer exists!).

Basically, a drum machine I built in Pure Data is running on the fantastic MobMuPlat iOS app, which is sending drum sounds out one side and 16th note clock out the other. The clock goes through an amp and runs the sequencers and a shift register, which is sporadically causing some VCAs to open up. Later on I play with a saw wave being modulated by a few different things, those things routed through my matrix mixer.

I also make use of my arduino digital oscillator, which now has CV control of frequency, wave type, and wave tone (crossfades between different waves). It's a bit quieter because it's only 5 volts but I think it sounds pretty cool... I'm using small wavetables to get a lot of that delicious aliasing, which I happen to think sounds fantastic going through analog circuitry.

The drum sounds from the iPhone are built in a very similar way to the hardware analog circuits on the rest of the synth: basic waves are being generated (in numbers instead of voltage), then used to modulate each other in the software. I also find myself inspired by the stark limitations of an analog-style workflow, so that's how I code as well. That said, I also have a few samples from a TR-909 in there... cause they sound so good!

You can grab the drum machine here (FREE! iPad only for now):

The output of the modular goes into an Alesis Microverb for that 90's digital reverb goodness, then right into a recorder."


Published on Oct 20, 2016 Benjamin Kinsman

Dave Smith Instruments "In the Spotlight with the Prophet 12" with Colin Cameron Allrich

The fifth in the Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the PRO 2" series is currently up with Colin Cameron Allrich here.

"Colin Cameron Allrich is a musician, remixer and sound designer based at The Cell Studio now in Portland Oregon. He’s worked under many aliases on projects in genres ranging from club-friendly House and Breaks, to Industrial Rock and Cinematic Electronica with remixes and collaborations with Front Line Assembly, Future Funk Squad, 16Volt/Black December, STEREOSPREAD, John Girgus and more. His music has been licensed to many television programs, including FOX, NBC/Universal, HBO, Showtime, MTV and Lionsgate Films. Find out more at"

You can find links to all episodes of DSI's Spotlight series here.


via this auction

"Very rare OBERHEIM OBX - EIGHT voices fully expanded in GREAT conditions!
It has been professionally serviced before the sale, it come in near mint cosmetic conditions...
It's one of the most amazing polysynthesizer ever made, IMPRESSIVE sounds!!!" Thought Box Tour

Published on Oct 20, 2016 synthesizersdotcom

"Introduction tour to the Thought Box.

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

Thought Box Tour
Thought Box 2 Osc. Patch
Thought Box 1 Osc. Patch
Thought Box Pattern Patch
Thought Box Arpeggiator Patch
Thought Box Delayed Vibrato

4th annual Bay Area Synth meet at @Robotspeak San Francisco this Saturday

via @dsiSequential

"4th annual Bay Area Synth meet at @Robotspeak this Saturday, October 22nd from 2 till 6PM."

Maschine Meets Analog - Beatmaking with Moog Sub 37 & Analog Keys

Published on Oct 20, 2016 BoBeats

"In this video I try a different style of video where I show you the process behind a recent beat I made. I am sorry that there are some odd cuts but I am not accustomed to editing videos like these.

Gear: Elektron Analog Keys, Native Instruments Maschine Studio, Komplete 10 (Polyplex and Giant piano used) as well as Moog Sub 37. Video recorded with a Canon 700D"

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 REV 3.3 Keyboard Synthesizer With Midi SN 5469

via this auction

"A truly well kept Prophet~5 Rev 3.3 in near perfect condition... everything on this Prophet~5 has been thoroughly checked before listing... Please purchase this Prophet~5 #5469 only if you are prepared to treat it to a good and safe home."

Macbeth Elements Synthesizer

via this auction

Session AEM TWO - Disting mk3, Tides, Ripples, Clouds, Demora, Braids, Z3000mkii

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Playing an old theme with new sounds and minimal setup plus improved Eurorack setup. Kind of session for testing my new Disting mk3 - what a beautiful module! System-1 (Private Collection) & Novation Circuit."

Modular vid #251

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Phisynth

Serge + Modcan + BugBrand modulars

NoBots - Brighton Modular Meet 2016

Published on Oct 20, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Quick patch recording with the NoBots Octopodes series of modules including counters, AD / DA, division etc. Fun little system from the Brighton Modular Meet earlier this year."

Introducing Phasemaker 6-Operator FM Synth on iOS

iTunes: Phasemaker - Bram Bos

"The first 6-Operator FM Synth on iOS, building on the legacy of the classic synthesizers that defined the digital era of the 1980s.

It also happens to be the first FM Audio Unit instrument (AUv3), offering tight integration in many leading mobile DAWs, such as Auria, Garageband, Cubasis, Modstep and AUM.

(Note: there is a known bug in the current version of Garageband which may cause compatibility issues with some AU plugins).

Frequency Modulation brings rich timbres and dynamic evolving sounds full of personality which are impossible to create with analog modelling. The 6-Operator architecture allows for lively multi-layered sounds with lots of expression and playability.

Phasemaker's characteristic FM sound will add classic digital character to your mobile sonic arsenal which no other analog synth can bring.

System requirements: iPad 4+, iPad Mini 2+, iOS 9 or higher

- Audio Unit v3 compatible
- CoreMidi compatible standalone mode (with background audio)
- Custom preset management; user presets available across AU hosts
- Dozens of factory presets
- 42 FM Algorithms (including all 32 DX7 layouts)
- 12 Oscillators, including the 8 original TX81z waveforms
- All 106 parameters can be automated using MIDI CC and AU Parameters
- Vintage sounding chorus and reverb effects for classic ambiance"

BOLERO PROJEKT - Ravel's Bolero Meets Synths

Published on Oct 10, 2016 adnmusic

Don't miss 6:14 for a special guest.

This one in via Fabien Labonde who had the following to say:

"I've decided to call several musician friends and we played the Bolero with lots of synths

Minimoog, Roland V-Synth GT, Yamaha Motif XF, Theremini, Stylophone, Omnisphere, Korg Triton, AnalogRytm, Roland Drums, Sequential Prophet 6, Roland Gaia, Lounge Lizard... as well as vocals and other instruments : french horn, violin, saxophone, marimba, grand piano, bass, guitars, fretless guitar, ukulele, flute, percussions and drums.

In the end, we are 35 musicians on board !"

The following is the video description from YouTube:

Launchpad for iOS // v4.0 Audio Import for iPhone

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Blocs x Novation - Launchpad & Blocs Wave for iOS

Get Launchpad for iOS free here:
Learn more here:

About Launchpad
Launchpad for iOS has become one of the most successful music making apps for iOS. Used everyday by countless music makers and remixers across the globe, it lets you easily make and remix electronic music on your iPad or iPhone, then record and share your performances online.

Audio Import* is now also available for iPhone. You can now easily bring in your own custom sounds and loops from almost anywhere including Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, AudioCopy, AudioShare, Airdrop. Launchpad for iPad has also been updated to support iCloud, GoogleDrive, and many others.

Launch up to eight loops at a time using a special 8x6 version of the famous Launchpad grid. Experiment with ready-to-perform sessions from a variety of genres, download the hottest new Soundpacks to expand your collection, or make custom sessions with your own sounds on iPad.
Built-in time stretching and synchronisation keep your loops locked in time, whilst you use volume sliders and filters to control your mix on iPad, and dynamic filter, gater, stutter and delay FX on iPhone.

*Available as an In-App Purchase

About Blocs
The Blocs team grew out of Focusrite / Novation, where they were responsible for previous 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 us here:
Get Launchpad for iOS here for free:
Get Blocs Wave for iOS here:"

BeatLove - Modern art

Published on Oct 18, 2016 Benjamin Jimenez

"Live set up BeatLove"

DeepMind 12 Review - Exclusive Sonic LAB

Published on Oct 20, 2016 sonicstate

"We take a look at the much anticipated Behringer DeepMind 12 analog poly synth.
(note: 1024 internal patch memories)"


Deepmind 12 Patch from Scratch - Sonic Lab

Published on Oct 21, 2016 sonicstate

"After comments about the menu system and wether it makes making sounds difficult, I thought I'd make one from scratch."

ACCESS Virus Artist Talk - Jean Michel Jarre at the ELECTRONICA World Tour

Published on Oct 20, 2016 mrkempergmbh

Check out the ARP 2500 behind them.

Rob Papen Punch and Punch-BD with NI NKS Support Livestream Demo

Started streaming 17 minutes ago Rob Papen

"Streaming about Punch and Punch-BD being compatible with NI NKS."

Korg 770 Modified Rack Mount Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is a vintage Korg 770 analog synthesizer that has been re-housed in a 3U rack enclousure. It powers on, and while VCO1 and the VCF section maintain basic functionality, no other section of the synth is working properly, and the CV inputs do not function at all either."

Roland GS500 & GR500 SN B781204

via this auction

Korg MS-20 Vintage Analog Semi-Modular Synth w/ Original Case & Manuals SN 141567

via this auction

"Up for sale is vintage KORG MS-20 Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer. This is the original classic patchable monophonic synth that made its debut in 1978.

The unit appears to be working fine, all the keys and knobs and switches worked well to the best of my knowledge. The patches worked fine too as being tested on few of the example patch settings, however I noticed the Modulation Wheel seems like it is not responding on most of the patch settings somehow. There might be some slight scratch noise on the knobs and switches, which should probably do with some servicing/adjustment too..."

Yamaha CS-01 SN 16460 with Original Gig Bag & Manual

via this auction

Korg Polysix Synth with KiwiSix SN 002481

via this auction

Roland System-500 vs. Gattobus Eurorack Modular - "A secret wish"

Published on Oct 20, 2016 gattobus

"Recording session of the song 'A secret wish' for the upcoming Gattobus new studio album. One shot recording, as I always do... ;-)
I hope you enjoy!
Thank you!"


Tines from Klevgränd produktion on Vimeo.

"Tines emulates an electric piano. With internal effects like a stereo tremolo, a multiband distortion panel and a subtle roomy reverb, Tines can sound like anything between a dreamy slick Rhodes to a nasty Wurlitzer (however, it is not designed to be a ”vintage” emulation, but a modern and playable instrument). A fine-tuned velocity curve makes Tines a true joy to play on a MIDI keyboard."

Self-playing modular synthesizer patch | Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO drone

Published on Oct 19, 2016 Andor Polgár

"Self-playing patch with Mutable Instruments Rings, Clouds and Make Noise Maths"

Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO drone

Published on Oct 1, 2016 Andor Polgár

[demo] Effects on Waldorf Blofeld (Part 2)

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Synthesizer Video Service

"This is a small demonstration of all onboard effects of the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. I'm using a standard single saw wave as the effect input due to its overtone richness. In the second part, we will hear: Triple FX, Delay, Clocked Delay and Reverb.

Check out my music:"

Part 1 here.

New Shakmat Modular 4 Bricks Rook Teaser

Uploaded on Oct 18, 2016 Shakmat Modular

"A quick overview of the 4 Brick Rook features."

Roland CR-5000 Compu Rhythm + RE-101 Space Echo

Published on Oct 20, 2016 SubTokyoShop

Roland CR-5000 Compu Rhythm
+ Roland RE-101 Space Echo
subtokyoshop on eBay

0-Coast FM, pitch, amplitude and timbre

Published on Oct 20, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

"This video demonstrates the use of the 0-Coast’s Slope generator in Cycle mode for audio-rate modulation of timbral parameters on the 0-Coast. '

Dirty One-Handed SQ-1 Korg Arp Odyssey Techno Jam

Published on Oct 20, 2016 Zachary Berry

"The other hand was busy........ recording. Just picked up a used Korg SQ-1 and this is what transpired. A few mistakes in here that I try to play off like I knew what I was doing :)

SQ-1 is sending CV and Gate to the Arp which is run through an MXR Super Badass distortion pedal and some tape delay via Logic. Volca Sample providing the drums with a little bit of compression again via Logic."

Dataline - Orange Party

Published on Oct 20, 2016 MrDataline

"Elektron Analog Heat at the master bus of Octatrack, Rytm and Roland TB03. Giving tape type saturation to the overall sound."

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