MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Arp Odyssey Gold

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Ebotronix

Arp Odyssey 2811 entire sounds. exept....
Electrix Warp Factory Vocoder
Korg micro X Oxygen Pad to Vocoder
Alesis Philtre, 3630, Aphex Model 104,
Boss SL 20
Lexicon MPX 100², PCM 80/90
Mesa V Twin
Soldano SP 77
Rane SM 26
Rocktron Rack Interface
Mackie the mixer²
Kenton Pro 2000
Yamaha MCS 2
Logic Sequencer
vid # 1636

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #5

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Rheyne

"Playing a Make Noise 0-Coast with a KMI QuNexus (via MIDI) alongside 3x Moog Mother-32 sequences, plus a Fender Rhodes. Reverb is from 5 separate instances of Ableton's reverb. Ableton's clock is stopped, and is only being used to process reverb."

Elkatwin 61

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Vintage Sounds

"Demo of the strings, clavichord, bass and piano sound of the synth, with phaser that comes included in synthesizer in some strings, no effects added Great strings sounds, and very great phaser!!
(sorry for some mistakes playing, it's a improvisation)"

Oberheim Xpander XP-1

via this auction

Clavia Nord Modular G2 SN MD11447

via this auction

[tutorial] Hard Panned Voices (Blofeld)

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Synthesizer Video Service

"This is a little tutorial on how to make hard panned voices with the Waldorf Blofeld. This synth does not have single hardware voices which can be panned easily like in a Oberheim but dynamic software voices. I want to pan each key stroke to (hard) left or (hard) right. This video shows two solutions and the use of the modulation matrix and modifiers."

DUST by verstaerker II

Published on Nov 22, 2016 verstaerker

"teaser for the new verstaerker II album 'Dust'
available on Bandcamp"

A new release from verstaerker.

"all tracks produced by verstaerker

released November 23, 2016"

Also on SoundCloud

Studio pic below.

The album was produced using the following gear:

elektron machinedrum, analog four, octatrack, Sonic Potions LXR, Cwejman S1, Macbeth M3x, Elements, Ms-20 mini, Semtex XL, Sherman Filterbank2 , Dynacord Vrs23, eventide Time Machine and some UA Effects in Daw

Moogfest | Dial Tones .: Raleigh

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Moogfest

"About Dial-Tones:
Dial-Tones is a series of Moogfest curated events celebrating the form and frequencies surrounding the art of synthesis, circuitry, drone, and micro tonal compositions. Hunt Library and Moogfest are throwing a free workshop: build + play for NCSU Students on November 4th.

The Workshop:
Part I: MOOG Synth Build & Intro to Sound Synthesis
Teaching & Visualization Lab taught by Chris Howe, Engineer at Moog A Moog engineer will facilitate a synth building workshops, where participants of all skill levels will discover the beauty and power of analog circuitry and the principles of subtractive synthesis. Attendees should be prepared for a hands-on, intensive and fun learning experience.

Part II: Leveraging the Library of the Future for Multimedia Creativity
Taught by NCSU Libraries staff. Following the synth build, attendees will attend one of three workshop tracks that will combine the Moog Werkstatt synthesizers with Hunt Library’s unique technology offerings:

Audio Production:
Taught by Jason Evans Groth in the Music Room studios. Learn basic composition and beatmaking while recording sounds from the Moog synth in the Libraries’ Music Rooms and Media Production Studios.

Visualizing Sound with Code:
Taught by Walt Gurley in the Creativity Studio. Create live, generative visualizations using the Processing coding language and the sound and voltage outputted from the Moog synth.

Electronic Circuits:
Taught by Adam Rogers/Lauren Di Monte/Matthew O’Connell in the Teaching & Visualization Lab. Use the easy-to-learn Arduino platform to extend the Moog synth’s capabilities with additional circuits, sensors, and code.

Artist Performance:
An interactive drone performance by local musicians CALAPSE, Hanz, JIL, Oak City Slums, PlayPlay, and Trandle at the Hunt Library Auditorium. Each musician takes turns incorporating Moog Werkstatts built in the recent NCSU student workshop while the drone sound output generates algorithmic student-created visuals.

After Party:
Following the Dial-Tones workshop and performance at NCSU’s Hunt Library, Curator Oak City Slums and Moogfest hosted a party at Kings Barcade in downtown Raleigh."

Make Noise - System Cartesian demo

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"A little jam with the Make noise Cartesian System. Using the Wogglebug as the master clock. The Burst out of the Wogglebug toX Mod In and the Stepped Random Out, in the Y Mod of the Rene. The STO is being modulated by the Wogglebug Ring Mod Out."


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BugBrand SynthVoice (+ Keystep & LXR 1)

Published on Nov 22, 2016 BugBrand

"SynthVoice driven by Arturia Keystep seq + Sonic Potions LXR triggers.
LXR rhythm.
Lexicon effect sends."

Update: one more:

BugBrand SynthVoice (+ Keystep & LXR 2)

"2nd video with SynthVoice driven by Arturia Keystep seqs & Sonic Potions LXR triggers.
LXR provides rhythm.
Listen on proper speakers/phones!"

Moog Mother 32 & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Nov 22, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser through the Big Sky reverb (Mono in, stereo out)

No further processing except normalisation."

Wiggle Synthesizer Highlights #4 - Beautiful Waveshaping (Presets)

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"2ndsenseaudio Wiggle Synthesizer Plugin is a Dynamic Waveshaping Synthesizer which is developed by a new company from China. In this new video, I demonstrate a selection of presets where you can find beautiful waveshaping and fm action."

All parts here.

DL - Dark Minimal/Ambient Techno 2016 #37

Published on Nov 22, 2016 DL Live

"Dark Minimal/Ambient Techno Live Set with Elektron and Roland gear."

Akai Introduces L Series Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Controllers

Published on Nov 22, 2016 AkaiProVideo

"Watch as we go into the wild and create a hypnotic track using our new L Series Wireless Bluetooth MIDI controllers. Featuring Bluetooth MIDI connectivity (OS and iOS only) and iOS compatibility, the LPK25 Wireless keyboard and LPD8 Wireless pad controller are designed for the mobile musician who wants the freedom to create and perform anywhere."


"MIDI, liberated

Recognizing the need for a wireless keyboard that doesn't sacrifice functionality or versatility, the new LPK25 Wireless takes portability and feature-rich performance to the next level with its Bluetooth MIDI connectivity, allowing players to control their plug-in instruments from anywhere in the room, providing the ultimate in studio setup flexibility.

Powered by 3 AA batteries for a truly untethered experience, the LPK25 Wireless is optimized for long battery life (at least 12 hours of performance time). No batteries? No problem. The LPK25 Wireless can also be powered with the included USB cable.

Light as a Feather, Heavy on Features
Lightweight and perfect for the laptop musician on the go, LPK25 Wireless is full of expressive sound. At the center of the controller is a solid, 25-note mini-keybed with responsive action that experienced players will truly appreciate. Octave-up and octave-down buttons ensure that players are playing in exactly the note range they want. The powerful Arpeggiator mode turns chords into exciting and complex music phrases. The LPK25 Wireless also comes equipped with a sustain pedal input for additional control over every chord, riff and run.

Another advantage of going wireless: No more accidentally disconnecting the USB connection or tripping over power cables in the middle of a performance.

Music Apps-enhanced
The LPK25 Wireless can also connect to any iOS device. Players can rip the keys on countless available music apps for truly on-the-go performance, while maintaining a truly mobile setup.

Two of a Kind
Paired with Akai Professional's new LPD8 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI pad controller, these two controllers form an outstanding combo of wireless musical portability. The musical possibilities for mobile producers and performers are virtually unlimited.

'The LPK25 Wireless delivers exactly what mobile producers and performers have been waiting for - a great-sounding, versatile, compact keyboard coupled with complete freedom of motion and no cords to get in the way," said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional. "This unit sets the player free, while retaining all the performance and feel they demand. The LPK25 Wireless really redefines what portability is all about.'"


"Introducing LPD8 Wireless
In creating the LPD8 Wireless pad controller, we addressed the needs of mobile musicians everywhere by bringing Bluetooth MIDI functionality and battery-operated capability to a feature-rich pad controller weighing in at only one pound.

The LPD8's six UI buttons and eight assignable slim-design pots deliver a truly versatile range of performance and control options. The newly added Full Level button guarantees your pad performances are loud, clear and at an equal velocity, when even volume is a must. The LPD8 Wireless also has a Note Repeat button, perfect for the dance music performer who loves creating build-ups before the drop. Artists can use the NR Config button to control and fine tune Swing and Time Division parameters.

Another advantage of going cord-free: No more accidentally disconnecting the USB connection or tripping over power cables in the middle of a performance.

Music Apps-enhanced
The LPD8 Wireless can also connect to any iOS device. Used in tandem with beat making apps such as iMPC Pro, the LPD8 Wireless provides enhanced compositional control and expressive power over any music creation app, while maintaining a truly mobile setup.

Two of a Kind
Paired with Akai Professional's new LPK25 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI-enabled keyboard, these two controllers form an outstanding combo of wireless musical portability. The musical possibilities for mobile producers and performers are virtually unlimited."

Jasper Wasp clone - RAW recording

Published on Nov 22, 2016 fonitronik

"A few sound examples of the Jasper Wasp clone."

Erica Synths - PICO DSP

Published on Nov 22, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's the awesome PICO DSP from Erica Synths. I start with a male vocal counting to 20 (cheers to Taylor Deupree for that tip it's really obvious to hear what FX are doing to a basic spoken voice) then some drums then some poly synth stuff. Finally I built a patch with the PICO RND and DRUMS modules to finish. It's a stunning little module to add some splashes of colour and space to things. Grab yourself one :)"

Adrenochrome - Heatseekerrr | OP-1 & Axoloti Core

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Heatseekerrr

"Created with an OP-1 and Axoloti Core.

The sound is generated from the OP-1 and the Axoloti is utilized as a stereo LP/HP filter with multi-effects - grainer, bode pitch shifter, bitcrusher, and reverb - all MIDI controlled by the Nanokontrol.

The grainer demands elaboration. There are two parameters being controlled, grain size and grain rate. These are precisely dialed in to produce a trippy octave delay. The buttons I'm hitting are mapped to freeze and reverse. Freeze loops the currently playing grain and reverse plays it backwards (there is also a slope setting which results in the tape speed effect).

I designed the patch but all of the modules were coded by a few different power users and the dev of the Axoloti. Much credit goes to those talented folks!

You can view a screenshot of the Axoloti patch here:"

ARP ODYSSEi iOS App - Exploring the Presets - MVM #53

New video posted here.

JP Heart PCB - Final Countdown

Published on Nov 22, 2016 tiergrinder

"Two JP Heart voiceboard PCB's hooked together to make 4 voice analog polysynth. These voice boards have Jupiter 8 DNA running pretty thick in their veins."

See the tiergrinder label below for previous posts.

Roland Jupiter "You Funk a Lot"

Published on Nov 22, 2016 synthartist69

"My two most favorite synthesizers!"

Doepfer MS-404 Analog Synth SN 971606

via this auction

Make Noise Erbe-Verb Digital Reverb Module

via this auction

The Harvestman Hertz Donut Mk2

via this auction

XAOC Devices Butami Demo

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The XAOC Devices Batumi is an excellent hub for modulation. In this patch, Batumi controls Industrial Music Electronics Hertz Donut MkII's FM depth and discontinuity amount and WMD Aperture's cutoff frequency and bandwidth in order while clocking the Verbos Electronics Sequence Selector to create a glitchy evolving sequence. By switching synchronization modes between the LFOs in the Batumi, several different sonic characteristics emerge as a result of the cascading modulation."


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How to Pack and Ship Keyboards and Synthesizers

Published on Nov 22, 2016

"Shipping Keyboards and Synthesizers in the mail can be tricky, but we've got you covered. Check out this video for a no nonsense guide to packing and shipping keyboards and synthesizers.

Our blog post has even more details on how to keep your keyboard or synth safe after you sell it"

Vengeance Avenger does E-MU Morpheus Synthmorph

Published on Nov 19, 2016 SynthMorph

"The upcoming VPS Avenger emulates some Z-plane filtering of the legendary E-MU Morpheus... seriously, it is hard to find anything wrong on this astonishing beast!"

AxoStomp - Custom Hardware Case for the Axoloti by Frank Piesik

This one in via @carolinezoids (Caroline Swords)

"AxoStomp by @fpiesi: a practical case for @axoloti_be w/ arcade buttons & faders off a Korg nanoKONTROL [link] … @matrixsynth"

via the project site:

"A little while ago I told you about the Axoloti and how much I like it. But because it’s just a bare pcb without casing, I didn’t get to use it in practical context very much. Now I had a little time to design a 3d-printable enclosure. I call it AxoStomp and it features:
– 8 faders (from a Korg Nano Control)
– 4 Arcade-Buttons with leds.
– robust, parametric design, made with OpenScad (excluding the front plate for the connectors which is derived from Jens Groh’s design). The code lacks comments and needs refactoring, but it may be useful to somebody…

The Files are hosted on my Github page"

You can find additional details and links on Frank Piesik's site here.

MAESTRO (Oberheim) Universal Synthesizer System USS-1

via this auction

"Ultra rare MAESTRO USS-1 Universal Synthesizer (OBERHEIM) in very clean conditions PLUS its original travel / studio box.
Recently professionally serviced and calibrated.
It can be used as Synth processor for drum machines, synthesizers, guitars etc.. put any signal through it and then just start experimenting!

The built in synth / effects are:
- Waveform
- Filter & Sample/Hold
- Phaser
- Envelope
- Sub-harmonic
- sensitivity control that affects the envelope and sub-harmonic."

Analogue Systems SORCERER with Moog MIDI interface

via this auction

"The Sorcerer is a keyboard/eurorack cabinet/MIDI CV GATE interface all in one machine.

This offer is for one Analogue Systems Sorcerer, featuring;
a rare Moog Midi/cv-gate interface,
MIDI sockets in-out-thru;
DIY wheel modulation module,
Analogue Systems RS-230 Buffer module,
Doepfer Wasp filter module,
power supply Analogue Systems RS-10.
Once you fill the Sorcerer with your own modules, you'll be able to play them from the keyboard or via MIDI thanks to the Moog interface.
A real rarity to find second hand!
The last photo is a sample of what my setup looked like on the Sorcerer.
The instrument weighs a lot, but I'm willing to ship worldwide. Buyer pays for import tax where due. No returns accepted."

Restored Fairlight CMI Series III for Sale

Fairlight CMI Series III - Demonstration Video

Published on Nov 21, 2016 DeftAudio

"Demo video to support the eBay listing
Unique restoration project explained in every detail, what's included with the system, condition, function tests and so on... read more inside the item description."

via this auction

Details captured for the archives:

"Here is the exact list what is included into the listing:
Fairlight CMI-III Rev 9.34 mainframe, fully populated with 16 channels (8 * CMI-31) and max 32MB of memory (3 * 8MB + 4* 2MB cards), CMI-337 input card, CMI-32, CMI-41, CMI-28, Q356, Q133, Q209, QFC9, Q777, ESP-CG3 VGA card, SCSI2SD scsi adapter with 16GB SD Card.
Weighted musical keyboard with a sustain pedal and a soft case.
Alphanumeric Preh keyboard with touchpad and stylus
NEC LCD VGA monitor
MiniPC with preinstalled CMI-Control SW, custom serial cable and PSU, touchpad and new keyboard
Musical keyboard uplift adjustable motor-driven stand with LCD mount
Mainframe stand on wheels
Power distribution unit
Documentation: user manuals, tutorials, CMI-III Service Guide, some prints
Connection cables: 3x power cables, serial to musical keyboard (10 feet), power to musical keyboard (10 feet), VGA cable (6 feet), DVI cable (6 feet), VGA cable (10 feet).

Condition and Restoration Details

Saying that the condition is awesome, actually, is saying nothing. Let me get you introduced to the whole restoration process, what has been done in order to make it so amazing. Every system component was restored, returned back to a factory specs or replaced. Having just about 200s Series III ever produced that’s a bit tricky.

Music keyboard belonged to Stewart Copeland (famous The Police drummer). That’s very rare weighted version which Fairlight put on a special order.


via this auction

"So this is a really unique piece of equipment. I got it from a friend who passed away several years ago and it has been sitting (like many other synths in my studio) for several years without use. I took it out and set it up, and it needs the following: SEM#2 needs to be calibrated. It is out of tune with the three other SEM's. All of the knobs and switches work on SEM#2, it just doesn't track with the others, so I turned it down in the mixer section to test the other three SEM's. The other three work great. The other thing missing is the bulb behind switch number two in the programmer section. The switch works, but it doesn't light up. I usually recommend taking any old analog synthesizer to a qualified tech who can give it a tune up because often the oscillators can come out of calibration during shipping. The bulb is not necessary to operate the machine, but getting the 2nd SEM calibrated is not negotiable in my opinion, because it sounds so amazing when they are all in tune. I almost sent it off to the famous JL Leimseider for tweaking, but decided that anybody who knows what this is, and wants to own it, has access to a tech who can do the work, and why risk shipping it more than I have to? Most large cities have shops that can work on these things.

If you are not familiar with this synthesizer, this is one of the very first analog polyphonic synthesizers ever produced by Tom Oberheim back in the 1970's. It was used by Josef Zawinul to get the "Birdland" horn sound on Weather Report's "Heavy Weather" album, and Lyle Mays on the first couple of Pat Metheny albums amongst many others. It is unique mainly because unlike the Prophet-5, or JP8, or even the OBXa, it was more like playing four Minimoogs from one keyboard. Each SEM is an independent synthesizer and can have it's own settings. And speaking of the keyboard this one obviously doesn't have one. This might be a problem for some collectors, but frankly the keyboard that came with this unit was only four octaves, had no velocity or aftertouch, and the overall unit was HUGE and HEAVY. My friend had his rack mounted by one of the great synth shops in Los Angeles decades ago and they added MIDI. It also has CV gate ins/outs, which I have not tested, but I would be surprised if they do not work because they are very simple connections. The owner's manual has all the original patch sheets in the back as well as CV/GATE diagrams and what appears to be a service manual. I told myself I would never sell this for several reasons, but I need the cash.

THIS THING SOUNDS GREAT. And it sounds different from any other synth. This is a VINTAGE Oberheim four voice, not the re-issue. The re-issue sounds good too, but a little different."

Vintage Korg Delta Synthesizer SN 287572

via this auction

"The Korg Delta is an analog semi poly synth. You can get fat bass sounds and retro string synths from this easy to use affordable unit.

The synth itself is divided into 2 sections, string and synth. These sections also have individual outputs. There is a noise section included too with a very nice sounding 24db LP filter, which can be switched to HP and BP mode).

This unit works very well for doing classic layering of the synth and string resulting in full sounds. A great piece for your studio or on the road..."

ROLAND SH-3A vintage analog synthesizer SN 362216

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 353846

via this auction

"Beautiful example of a Roland Jupiter 6. Immaculate working order with a recent service, during which the power supply was rebuilt and a thorough calibration was performed.

In virtually immaculate cosmetic condition with virtually no scratches to the front panel (one tiny mark as far as I can see).
The white keys have yellowed but this is an easy fix (peroxide and a black light) and will return them to their former glory.

Lovely rich sound and nothing else quite fits in the mix like a JP-6."

Mode Machines SID 8 Bit Groovebox

via this auction

Roland SH-101 w/ Keytar Mod Grip

via this auction

"This vintage Roland SH-101 was acquired from a former member of the band Disown who used it in performances and recording. Sounds excellent using batteries or the AC adapter. Controls are smooth and precise. The pitch bend, mod wheels and key action is responsive. It plays like a synth less than half its age!

It's been used and stored in a climate controlled non smoking pet free environment since I acquired it in 2009.

You'll receive:
Roland SH-101 (Grey) monophonic synthesizer
Keytar Mod Grip shoulder strap mounts (installed)
Soft gig bag (it was originally for a Korg but fits the SH-101 perfectly)
Generic AC adapter
Shoulder strap

There's some wear on the bottom plate from performance usage and some overall normal minor wear for a synth of this vintage - see the photos. The previous owner had it repaired & serviced after a battery leak. The battery leak caused cosmetic discoloration in the battery compartment but didn't affect functionality."

PPG 360 sound 1

Published on Nov 22, 2016 seb17320

"PPG 360A typical Sound"

Korg Minilogue & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo

Published on Nov 22, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Korg Minilogue synthesiser through the RE501 tape delay. The RE501 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Modular vid #256

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Phisynth

"The whole modular controlled by the TPS + DSI PRO 2 playing along"

Sketches from a Roland Alpha Juno-1 Synthesizer Demo

Published on Nov 22, 2016

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

My first analog synth was the Roland Alpha Juno-1. Many years ago we parted ways. Now another graces the studio, peas in a pod again. There's not much to say about this synth that hasn't already been said. In this demo the Juno-1 synthesizer is featured in 4 quick vignettes using a Ditto X2, occasionally a beatstep sequencer, and some reverb/delay effects recorded to a Tascam DR-05 recorder. All original synth patches were created with the help of my stereoping controller."

Arturia DrumBrute: Hands-On Feature Overview with Mad Zach

Published on Nov 21, 2016 DJ TechTools

"Arturia has introduced a new budget-friendly, all analog, standalone drum machine. Naturally, Mad Zach wanted to put it through the paces."


Published on Nov 22, 2016 LESINDES

"No doubt the KORG VOLCA FM cries out for some enhancement. In the last week I combined with ELECTROM HARMONIX GRAPHIC FUZZ with some stunning results also analog treatment with VERMONA PHASE 80 produced some good results. Here is a stunning digital FX unit EVENTIDE ECLIPSE which has been bringing about very intensive atmospheres."

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