MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Mutable Instruments Warps Demo

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Video of the Mutable Instruments Warps, demonstrating some of its features."

Ensoniq AN4x (Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Keyboard DSI PEK)

Published on Oct 28, 2016 TR0LLreviews

"T-Roll takes a very personal and up-front look at the legendary Ensoniq AN4x synthesizer (Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Keyboard DSI PEK)"

Meeblip'n Trip'n #1

Published on Oct 28, 2016 The DrüMünkey

Be sure to enable CC on the bottom right of the player for notes!

"I finally got all the planets to align (i.e all the HW & software… Holy hell, what a PITA…) to record a little bit of foolin’ around on my Meeblip (

A few notes:

1. All real time performance* using only synthesized sounds (because samples are evil) controlled via knobs... The way synthesizers are supposed to be played. Keyboards are for typing! :)

2. I’ve got the MeeBlip connected to my iPad via simple “Y” mic/headphone cable. Thus the sound quality of the ‘bleep is probably not as good as it could be. I’m only using the square wave. I’ll prob. Do some more recordings of the saw, as well as the wavetables soon. But honestly, as far as the analog synth voices, the square is the most interesting to me. The Saw is OK with a little detuning, but I have a hard time getting it weird...

3) I’m running the entire performance (except for a few things that can not be midi mapped) with a Faderfox LD2. This is hand’s down an AMAZING controller. But neeneerneeneer you can’t have one as I bought the last two he had left. :) I know that in the future I’ll be spending A LOT of money on more of his controllers.

4) Sequencing the ‘bleep with MIDI Pattern Sequencer ( I’m barely touching the surface here. All I’m doing is muting/unmuting like 3-4 sequences in just one pattern. I’ve got it set up so I have other patterns that JUST sequence ALL the Meebleepin’ parameters… Things can get a little weird. Especially if you set pattern lengths to not be even. Great sequencer.. REALLY needs Link support & MIDI learn/control. Would be PERFECT then.

5) The drum/perc are coming from Elastic Drums ( While I love ED, it’s REALLY flaky in AudioBus. Getting it to consistently send midi clock, not have playback glitches, lose midi controller mapping when in AudioBus (keeps resetting the “use one controller flag!!!). It’s just one basic pattern, and I mute/unmute, change levels or FX sends via Faderfox. Can’t map tempo change to midi, so that’s why you see me switch to it a few times.

6) I’m using two amazing, free iOS FX: Frobulator ( pitch/stereo shifting delay’ish “thing”) and Muckraker ( Insane distortion seizure machine). I’m controlling all their parameters real-time via Faderfox as well (including bypass, etc.).

7) All this iOS crap and system input (MeeBlip) is routed in AudioBus and mix control is via MiMixer ( AB widget.

8) Yes, The video gets a little odd.. But it’s better than just watching a dude twiddle his knobs on YouTube I think. :)

9) I could have (and have) gone on for literally hours with this crazy little red box (as if this wasn’t long enough…). But I had to pick up kid from school, and the rain was coming in. :)

Audio Only:

*This “performance” is really just goofing around… Don’t take it too serrrsly..."

Muff Wiggler & Associates

"Oh snap, progress."

Arp Solina String Ensemble IV SN 0110756

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Patrick Paresa

via this auction

"Here it is. The famous king of string synthesizers heard from albums and movies of the late 70's and 80's. This is in awesome condition for its age. Plays great with no issues. There is really no synth like it. Its a very simple and straight forward with warm and gooey analog strings (and brass) for days!"

Modular Jam with Arturia Microbrute & Dreadbox Erebus/Hades (Riamiwo StudioVlog 10)

Published on Oct 28, 2016 riamiwovideos

"Friday Modular-Time ;) The Microbrute is used for HiHat's this time..

Dreadbox Hades
Dreadbox Erebus
Arturia Microbrute
Arturia BeatstepPro
Doepfer Eurorack"


Published on Oct 28, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360², RS 500e²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R2 m², A101-2², A131², A133², A134²² , A141,
A143-2,9, A151²², A 152, A156², A160, A175²²², A185-2(14x),
A138m,a²²b²²c²²², A 191-2 (Lexicon MPX 100 midi CC)

Slumber on Refuse

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Creepy sounds from Loquelic Iteritas, Piston Honda and Verbos Harmonic Oscillator."

Halloween II Theme (Prophet 600, System 100, Jupiter 6)

Published on Oct 28, 2016 jonathan bruno

"Tribute to Carpenter/Howarth's Classic Halloween II theme. Synthesizers used : Sequential Circuits Prophet 600, Roland System 100 (101/102) Roland Jupiter 6"

Roland TB-03: Acperience

Published on Oct 28, 2016 jarsamo

"I made this little demonstration track with the brand new Roland TB-03 Bass Line. I think it sounds pretty close to the original TB-303.

The Roland TR-8 was used for the drums and Roland System-8 was doing the strings. Recorded and mixed with Cubase 8.5.

We all love Hardfloor!"

Roland Vocoder Plus VP-330

via this auction

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus mk2 in Mint Condition

via this auction

"Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus MK2 (Panasonic chips, easier to replace) in mint condition

-> Vocoder (with external carrier/modulator)

-> Paraphonic string machine

-> Human voices simulation"

1993 Original Novation Bass Station

via this auction

"This is an original Bass Station made by Novation in 1993. All of the functions operate as they should, even the midi controls work. The synth is in really good shape. There are a few scuffs but other than that it looks fairly new (see pics)."

SIEL DK600 Analog Synthesizer SN 292/180

via this auction

Sequential Circuits MULTI-TRAK

via this auction

"This is a 6 voice DCO analog synthesizer. So the synth automatically tunes the oscillators when it is turned on. All of the functions and parameters work. It also has on-board effects, an arpegiator, and a sequencer.
I opened the synthesizer to check the internal memory battery, the voltage is still good and physically looks to be in good shape. It also has all the 100 original patches.
It has a 5 octave velocity sensitive keyboard, which is very responsive.
There is also midi in, out, and outputs for the individual voices.

The synth is in great shape for its age. It looks practically new.
The power adapter has some electrical tape around the base of the connector but it works."

KORG DW-8000

via this auction

Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Ep. 19 - Entering Andromeda

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Entering Andromeda with: Roland JP-8000, Roland JD-Xi, Roland System-1 - Promars, Nord Lead 4, Virus Ti2, Novation Circuit
Korg Radias.


Patch Notes #25 - The #3ModuleChallenge

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Voltage Control Lab

"Getting in on the Modular Podcast #3modulechallenge with this Patch Notes. Using 3 of my favorite Eurorack modules, Make Noise DPO, Mutable Instruments Clouds and Ornament & Crime.

Stick with me here, this one is complicated.

The modulation oscillator on the DPO is in LFO mode. The Saw out is routed to clock the TR1 input on Ornament & Crime, which is in Copier Maschine mode. Clouds right audio output is routed to the CV1 input on O&C, as the cv source for the analog shift register.

Channel A on O&C is routed to the DPO 1v/oct input on the main oscillator, and stackable'd to the Clouds position CV input as well. Channel B is routed to the fold section CV in. Channel C is routed to Clouds density CV in. Channel D into the Clouds 1v/oct input.

DPO modulation oscillator triangle wave output is routed to the Clouds right channel input. The sine wave out is patched to the angle section CV in. The expo FM input is set to 3 o'clock, linear FM to noon. The FM bus is set to 1:30.

The main oscillator sine out is stackable'd out to the shape section CV input, and fed back into the main oscillator expo FM input. The square wave output is patched to the Clouds texture CV input, and the Final output is patched the Clouds left input channel.

Clouds is in granular processing mode, and is routed out through the Malekko Mix4 for volume control and recorded clean into the Native Instruments Audio 10."


Published on Oct 28, 2016 neutron7

"Ornaments and crimes, maths, orgone accumulator."

Yello Performing Live with No Cables?

Update: Note the following does not express the opinions of the site. Readers are free to send in what they want, and readers are free to leave their opinion in the comments.

The original post:

Remember the image to the left of Boris Blank of Yello with his synth setup from this previous post? What we couldn't quite see is the setup appears to be missing some very important cabling. That of course, is forgiven for promo shots, but take a look at the second image below captured from the live performance video above.

MATRIXSYNTH reader D' Naab 136 of Analogue Renaissance, caught it and sent it in. He had the following to say:

"I was a bit gutted yesterday that I was unable to attend the first 'live' performance of Yello yesterday in Berlin. Even more so when I saw the first attached picture. Wow, full modular setup + Oberheim two-voice + Modor + ... . However, found the lack of patchcables in (and going out of) some of the modulars a bit strange, but that picture was from during the buildup and thought most still had to be connected...

This morning I saw a movie from last night on their page. No change in patches and apparenly they can play the modorf without power,midi/usb and audio plugged into it.

Quite happy I did not spend the money on this charade."

The 3rd image below is from a video on German TV also in via D' Naab who mentions: "None of the modulars and synths or even the mixer have power."


LinnStrument Step Sequencer Tutorial Demo by Roger Linn

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Roger Linn
Update: Re-Published on Oct 29, 2016

"How to use the Step Sequencer in LinnStrument."


Published on Oct 28, 2016 Malekko HeavyIndustry

"A getting started guide to the Malekko Varigate 8+:

-Different ways to program gates
-Saving and recalling presets
-Track mode and sequence directions
-Song mode
-Clearing a pattern of gates
-Clearing an entire preset
-Muting gate channels

For more info and manual:"

Halloween - Modular Synth Cover

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Zodiac Gallery

Novation Circuit: Creating a Detroit Techno Groove

Published on Oct 28, 2016 anode8

"In this video I quickly demonstrate how to create a basic Detroit Techno groove using only the Novation Circuit. This is NOT a full fledged track, or an in depth tutorial on the capabilities of this machine, just a little run through of my daily use of the Circuit."

Original Korg MS20 Mk1 Processed Through Effects Pedals

Published on Oct 28, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"No further processing used except for normalisation."

Two to start.

Korg MS20 & Boss OD2 Turbo Overdrive
Korg MS20 & Boss DN2 Dyna Drive
Korg MS20 & Boss DS2 Turbo Distortion

[demo] Best Phaser and Vintage Strings (Blofeld)

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Synthesizer Video Service

Audio comes in at 2:04.

"This is a small demonstration of (in my opinion) the best setting for the Phaser of the Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. I'm showing the effect with delay and a saw wave, resulting in a kind of vintage strings.

Check out my music:"

We Put A Spell On You This Halloween ;)

Published on Oct 25, 2016 Singular Sound BeatBuddy

One for halloween in via @myBeatBuddy. Drum machines in non synth based music. Creepy... :)

"The amazing Yoli Mayor, named the Cuban Adele puts a spell on you with the BeatBuddy, the best Drum Machine in the market.

Wicked jamming by the gifted Ben Youngblood of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and Singular Sound's Gabriel Guillen on the Bass.

Learn more:"

Lego Synths on Display at BrickFair, NJ This Weekend

via @grobiebrix

"The #LEGO Synthesizers are on display @BrickFair NJ all weekend! #minimoog #korg #roland #yamaha @moogmusicinc @matrixsynth @KeyboardMag"

You might remember these from this previous post.

See the Legos and miniature labels below for more!

MFB Dominion 1 Review

Published on Feb 22, 2016 bonusmann

You can turn on English subtitles on this one if you do not speak German. Audio demos follow the introduction. Check out 4:54. Wouldn't that be cool?

"Zur Erleichterung eurer Kaufentscheidung stellt der Bonusmann ein paar Aspekte der analogen Klimperkiste "MFB Dominion 1" vor. Sie vereint analoge Klangsynthese mit den komfortablen Vorzügen der digitalen Welt.

Wollt ihr zukünftig mehrere Videos dieser Art sehen? Tut eure Meinung kund in Form von Kommentaren, Likes, Abonnements, ihr kennt die Leier ...

Viel Spaß!

01:09 Oscillators
02:16 Raw Oscillator (Sound Demo)
03:02 ADSR Envelopes
03:41 ADSR Envelope (Sound Demo)
04:27 Filters
05:06 Filters (Sound Demo)
05:54 Cutoff-Control via LFO
06:44 Cutoff-Control via LFO (Sound Demo)
07:47 Pitch-Control via LFO (Sound Demo)
08:28 Frequency Modulation
09:22 Frequency Modulation (Sound Demo)
10:45 Cutoff-Control via ADSR-Envelope (Sound Demo)
11:39 Sequencer
12:10 Sequencer, Tweaking (Sound Demo)
12:46 Preset Sounds (Sound Demo)"

discchord: Let's Play with Phasemaker & Updated Site

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Tim Webb

"I'm back! After a long stretch of working on the new code for my website, I'm back to bring you more Let's Plays. Let's get the ball rolling with a new FM synth, Phasemaker! If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a new monthly Patreon campaign:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

iTunes: Phasemaker - Bram Bos

Singapore's Synthesizer Collector - Khew Sin Sun & City Music Live Synth Meet

Published on Oct 28, 2016 CityMusic Sg

"Check out part of Khew Sin Sun's Synthesizer collection.

To learn more about Synthesizers, join us for our Synth Meet at City Music Live, happening, 5th November 2016, next Saturday our at showroom.

Click here for details

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Khew Sin Sun has always been at the forefront of Music Technology. Since winning his first Synthesizer as a prize by winning the Yamaha Electone South East Asia Competition, it started a lifelong passion on "All Things Electronic"

All of this time, Khew found a knack in teaching his art form and conducted numerous workshops, talks, demonstrations as well as lectures about music technology.

He now runs Music Tec, a school dedicated to Music Technology"

"Calling out to all 'synth buffs' and electronic music enthusiasts!

Join us at our next installment of City Music Live, featuring Khew Sin Sun, with over 30 years of experience playing and building his own synthesizers. Khew will be sharing his knowledge of sound synthesis and showcasing his collection of rare vintage analogue synthesizers!

Also catch a live jamming session by guest presenters David McKaige & Jon He who will be performing on their modular synthesizers.

Synth Meet - City Music Live
Time & Date : 2pm, 5th November 2016
Venue: City Music Showroom"

Update: videos for the event added below.

Published on Nov 5, 2016 electronicmusiclab

"City Music Live, presents Khew Sin Sun, with over 30 years of experience playing and building his own synthesizers, for a session sharing his knowledge of sound synthesis and showcasing his collection of rare vintage analogue synthesizers.

This playlist also includes a live analog synth jamming session by guest presenters David McKaige & Jon He who will be performing on their modular synthesizers.

Synth Meet - City Music Live
Time & Date : 2pm, 5th November 2016
Venue: City Music Showroom

About Khew Sin Sun: A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Khew Sin Sun has always been at the forefront of Music Technology. Since winning his first Synthesizer as a prize by winning the Yamaha Electone South East Asia Competition, it started a lifelong passion on 'All Things Electronic'

All of this time, Khew found a knack in teaching his art form and conducted numerous workshops, talks, demonstrations as well as lectures about music technology.

Khew Sin Sun was also a founding tutor of the NUS Electronic Music Lab - a performance group based at the NUS Centre for the Arts that composes, produces, performs, records and promotes original electronic music in Singapore."

Synth Meet 1 - Khew introduces Synth Meet and Synthesis
Synth Meet 2 - Khew live improvisation on analog modular synthesizer
Synth Meet 3 - intro to Modular Synthesizers
Synth Meet 4 - David McKaige live on modular synthesizer

CMS 2607 music video, interesting ARP photos

Published on Oct 27, 2016 Phil Cirocco

"This is a promotional video for the CMS 2607 synthesizer. There are also some interesting and rare photos of some landmark ARP instruments and some significant CMS 2500 restorations. The music is a live stereo mix of the sequence I am presently having fun with. Phil Cirocco"

Piston Honda TZFM Harvestman - eurorack modular synth

Published on Oct 28, 2016 DavidH

Red Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Recently serviced, works flawlessly.

Classic analog synth tone, groovy arpeggiator and sequencer.

Rare red version- includes keytar grip!"

Yamaha CS-01 SN 17417

via this auction

Yamaha CS-60 synthesizer noodling

Published on Oct 27, 2016 raycastile

Very Vangelis!

Video description:
"Yay! I finally have a Yamaha CS-60 synthesizer. I went through a lot of grief to get this. It was not in good working order when I received it. Dan Manning of Gateway Music Gear LLC worked to restore it. He completed Part 1 of the restoration, then let me have it back for a few weeks. Now he has to take it back to his workshop to finish it. Before I lose it again for a month, I want to enjoy playing it a bit. There's some distortion and ghost notes, and the pitch ribbon sometimes goes crazy. All that should be fixed in Part 2 of the restoration. Dan is a good tech and I know he will bring this grand old synth fully back to life. But even with its issues, it sounds pretty good! It was not playable before Dan worked on it. (You don't want to buy a CS 50/60/80 without first identifying a good synth tech within reasonable driving distance of your house.)

This video is nothing extraordinary. I'm just fiddling around, playing with the different sounds. In the background, I have a MoroderNova (it's behind my head) playing an arpeggiated D major chord, and a Korg M1 (you can see the corner peeking into frame on the far right) playing a repeating D note using the Roland XP-30's arpeggiator. Then I have a D-50 holding a sustained D major chord.

Sorry for the poor audio quality. This was an impromptu video. I just propped my iPhone on the edge of a chair and started filming. It looks like the audio is out of sync with the video. Not sure how that happened. In the future, I'll shoot something that looks and sounds better. But at least I have a video record of this synth's existence before it leaves me again."


#3modulechallenge Videos Phosfiend Systems

#3modulechallenge: Basimilus Iteritas, Frames, Shuttle Control from Phosfiend Systems on Vimeo.
#3modulechallenge entry with Shuttle Control (again, maybe that's cheating) modulating the modulations of Frames which in turn are modulating a Basimilus Iteritas

#3modulechallenge: Shapeshifter, Peaks, Shuttle Control from Phosfiend Systems on Vimeo.
#3modulechallenge entry with Shuttle Control (maybe that's cheating) sequencing 2 Shapeshifter voices, and 2 Peaks drums

Endorphines - Terminal - new firmware with awesome reverb

Published on Oct 28, 2016 TheEndorphines

"We are happy to announce the firmware update for Endorphines - Terminal. It updates the Cabin pressure FX processor with a quality reverb with up to infinite sustain."

Delptronics little drummer boy 2 expander knobcon 2016

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Flux302 of

JD73 Plays The Behringer DeepMind 12 Synthesizer

Published on Oct 28, 2016 BEHRINGER

"JD73 plays an arrangement of his track 'Marimba Dance' with the Behringer DeepMind 12 & The Twisted Fusion Band.
Recorded at The Nave Recording Studios, Leeds, UK 19th October 2016.

Dan Goldman aka JD73- DeepMind 12, Hamlet Luton - Bass, Johnny Heyes - Guitar, Erroll Rollins - Drums


SoundsDivine's 'Retro Wave' - Xils-Lab PolyKB 2

Published on Oct 28, 2016 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets from the 'Retro Wave' soundset for Xils-Lab's PolyKB 2 synthesizer."

VG-Line BD9Q9 Sound test 2: pure sound of the unit

Published on Oct 28, 2016 rpocc

"VG-Line BD9Q9 is a clone of the legendary TR-909 Kick Drum with additional features."

All parts here.

Make Noise 0-Coast Demo (no talking)

Published on Oct 28, 2016 Bonedo

"#make noise #0-coast - Sound Demo. Realtime tweaking showing different sounds of this versatile little semi-modular synthesiser."

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