MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

How to add Gate In, Pitch Bend and Volume to a Moog Werkstatt

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Mike Sisk

"In this video I show the process I took for modifying my Moog Werkstatt analog synthesizer. The Gate In was designed by Nathan Ramsden and both the Pitch Bend and Volume mods can be found at WerkstattWorkshop at the links below.

White Moog Minitaur w/ Custom Finish

via this auction

"Cool little synth custom finish and power supply"

Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm w/WS-1 Write Switch - Programmable Rhythm Machine

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Model D All Original SN 12232

via this auction

"All Original Minimoog. One owner only. Complete with original manual! Recently serviced. Comes with a custom heavy duty flight case. In remarkably good shape for its age. Obviously there is the odd blemish but you won't find a musician nicer one. Sounds as incredible as it looks."

KORG MS-10 with Original Case

via this auction

Storm Synthesizer

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Simply Sylvio

Vine created on May 06, 2015.

The Modulor 114 synthesizer experience

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Christo Roppolo

"From the box being opened to the sounds being used in a song"

Christo and the Modulor 114 synth first impressions

Published on Nov 19, 2016

"Christo using the Sound Machines Modulor 114 modular synthesizer"


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Published on Nov 28, 2016 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²²
Bananalogue Serge VCS

Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major - Original Apple II

Published on Nov 28, 2016 MrCaliforniaD

Arturia DrumBrute - Demo and Unboxing

Published on Nov 28, 2016 INTIMATE MACHINE

"Unboxing and demo of the new Arturia DrumBrute analog drum machine.

We're a Los Angeles based electronic duo who uses both analog and digital table-top synths. As fans of Arturia's Mini/Microbrute we were hoping for the same quality of sound and performance in the DrumBrute. Although the machine is fun to play, we found the sounds lacking in character and depth - falling short of our favored (not analog) Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII.

The DrumBrute's sequencer and individual drum outputs could make it useful in the studio - especially for someone who doesn't already own the equivalent hardware."

Arturia Drumbrute - First Quick Test (with RML ELECTRON FUZZ!)

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"5 minutes after unboxing, I created this quick little polyrhythm on my new Arturia Drumbrute to see how it pairs up with the epic Retro Mechnical Labs ELECTRON FUZZ CUSTOM pedal (used on the main outputs of the Drumbrute.) I also had the 'Claps' going out to a Strymon El Capistan dTape echo."

Dave Smith Instruments Pro-2

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Jamming with the sequencer on the DSI Pro 2 with added delay!"


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[demo] Multi-Mode on Blofeld

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Synthesizer Video Service

"This video shows an example of the use of the multi-mode function within a Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer. No multi-track recording, no sequencer, no external effects or post processing - just a Blofeld (with several sounds and arpeggiators) and a midi-keyboard."

Rare Technos Acxel Resynthesizer Demo/Jam

Demo video added to this post. Do not miss it. A working Technos Acxel Resynthesizer is about as rare as it gets. This is a special treat for us in the synth community.

The image to the left here is just a screenshot to make sure you don't accidentally scroll by this post w/o seeing it. You can click the image or the link above to get to the post with the video.

Kawai SX-240

via this auction

Twisted Electrons AY3 Chiptune Desktop Synth

via this auction

"The AY3 features two 8912 chips boasting 6 voice 8-bit polyphony. You can apply sequences, arpeggiators, noise, envelopes and pitch modulation to each voice with a click of a button, using the unique matrix array input

-64 preset memory (8 banks x 8 presets)
-5 pots and 1 endless encoder with push button
-40 subtle white leds
-16 step sequencer to sequence notes on/off, pitch and noise on/off
-4 Pitch modulation modes (aka lfo)
-4 arpeggiator modes
-ultra fat 6 voice unison mode with detune knob
-6 chords to split the voices
-6 voice polyphonic mode
-Glide mode
-Stereo sound (3 voice per channel/chip)
-intuitive 5×6 mode matrix to access and control:
volume, pitch, noise volume, envelope assignments, arp modes, sequencer assignments etc
-control of all knobs and other features via midi CC
-Midi channel selection"

Waldorf Microwave XTk WaveTable Virtual Analog Synth 30 Voice Expanded

via this auction

"Waldorf Microwave XTk - 30 Voice Expanded Wavetable Keyboard Synthesizer --- In excellent condition! 100% functional. Looks great! Has a few nicks in the wood end pieces and some marks here or there in the orange paint. A few of the white keys have some slight yellow discoloring. Everything works as it should except that the "8", "9" and "0" buttons have to be pushed harder than the rest, but they still work. This XTk has the 30 voice expansion card installed and comes with the original manual and the US power cord."

Yamaha VL1 Version 2

via this auction

"The VL1 is absolutely the king of acoustic modeling synthesizers!!! Sounds and plays amazing! The Waterphone algorithm is worth the price of entry on its own!"

If anyone ever finds a demo of the VL1 Waterphone patch, let us know!

Roland JX-3P + PG-200

via this auction

Very first try with Arturia DrumBrute (Riamiwo StudioVlog 12)

Published on Nov 28, 2016 riamiwovideos

"Today a new Drummaschine arrived :) Here's the very first try of jamming with the DrumBrute.."

Volca FM - four custom patches + Roland Demora

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"There is not to much to add: two little boxes, that sounds amazing. Well, I'll let you see (hear) that. No post processing.

You can download 24 free Volca FM samples on"


Published on Nov 28, 2016 MPTY

"Monday mood"

Rob Papen's Predator 2 Released

Predator 2 Live stream 24 Nov.2016

Streamed live on Nov 24, 2016 Rob Papen

via the Rob Papen website:

"Predator 2 is the successor of a legendary synthesizer that has inspired many artists/composers and appears on countless music tracks! As before it combines inspiring presets and cutting edge features to make this your ‘go-to’ synth for contemporary music production.
The user interface has again been designed so that almost all main controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy-to-use.

With Predator 2 and all its many cool features, we have also included an ‘Easy Page’ for the users that don’t like too many controls. The ‘Easy Page’ offers you the most important parameters if you want to change a sound quickly or just want to use the handy ‘preset variation’ function, which is an intelligent randomizer.
Predator 2 is packed with new powerful features such as: ‘Waveform morphing’, ‘Waveform drawing’, “WaveSet playmode’, XY pad, new EQ, and new voice level distortion.... and so much more!

Shipped with inspirational presets, Predator 2 is a unique synthesizer concept which combines ‘User Friendliness’ and ‘Packed Features’ in one amazing product.

Each oscillator is now dual, using two different waves (including the 8 user waves), with a variety of different waves of mixing / morphing between them
Each preset can hold up to 8 user waves, which can be combined into wave-sets, which can be traversed in different ways.
Each user wave is editable, using up to 256 partials, and with advanced commands to edit & shape these wavetables. Included with Predator 2 are many wave-tables and wave-sets.
each filter & oscillator is now fully stereo
much expanded second filter, with full controls & envelopes, plus a 3rd high pass filter
improved unison mode, so that you can now have up-to 6 unison sub-voices for each full voice, allowing unison to work in all play modes
XY screen, with recordable paths, which can be used to modulate all the controls
Dual Arp ( A & B) , with join mode allowing you to have up 32 step Arp. Plus new Sequencer Arp mode
increased envelopes & LFOs (up from 2 to 4)
Increased number of modulation steps (from 8 to 20), with advanced modulation mode allowing you to step limits & upper / lower amounts
Improved chord editing
Dual 3 band EQ with low / high pass filter which can be used pre / post of the effects.
Each section can have it’s own presets, and commands such as clearing / copying / pasting
Easy mode
Big Screen mode
Much improved preset management, with find mode & tagging
Almost 6000 presets"


Published on Nov 28, 2016 junkiexlofficial

"Something new for you..."

Dave Smith Instruments Artist Interview with Baseck

You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Baseck is a Los Angeles-based experimental electronic musician. His roots run deep in L.A.’s underground rave scene since the early 90s. Baseck’s fascination with sound brought him to turntablism at an early age. His attraction to hands-on hardware, learned from scratching records, led to audio manipulation with small battery powered toys, drum machines, then modular synthesizers. His unique style and mastery of a wide range of music hardware segued into his involvement with music technology. Since 2013, Baseck has been working with synthesizer companies to design concepts to enhance user playability. Variatic Basicus, a Eurorack module created by Noise Engineering, was built for his live performance needs. DSI’s Tempest analog drum machine includes presets designed by Baseck. His style builds on past musical experiments, combining the 80’s drum machine sounds of Breakdance and Industrial, with a future approach to Drum & Bass and Braindance using both analog and digital hardware."

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

Pneumata #9

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Smokey Quartz

"In this video the Tsyklon Labs Chaos Divider is triggering the Metasonix D-1000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine while in Chaos mode. Using the Chaos Divider in Frequency Divider mode really makes the D-1000 scream and drone."

Delia Derbyshire to Have Road Named After Her in Coventry

via BBC Local Live:

"The composer who helped craft the Doctor Who theme tune is set to be honoured by having a road named after her.

Delia Derbyshire, a music pioneer from Coventry, became the uncredited creator of the famous theme while working in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Her contribution to popular culture will be marked by Derbyshire Way in her native city.

Pete Chambers BEM, director of The Coventry Music Museum, was among those to campaign for the recognition. He said: 'Originally it was to be named Derbyshire Road, but I suggested 'Way' instead, so it gave a double meaning, as Delia was a genius and strong personality and really did do things in her own way.'"

How cool is that?

Siel Orchestra 2

via this auction

Novation Circuit: Creating Groovy Techno

Published on Nov 28, 2016 anode8

"In this video I quickly demonstrate how to create a basic Techno groove with a bit of a warehouse vibe 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."

The King Of The World | Minilogue, Mother-32, JV-1080, Volca Sample

Published on Nov 23, 2016 Mark Aldred

"One Mother-32 is running a 16 note sequence through a Strymon TimeLine. The other is just a single note I'm transposing for the bass. The lead is the Minilogue plus a bell patch on the Roland JV-1080. The Minilogue midi out is running directly to the midi in of the JV-1080. I'm just turning down the volume of the Minilogue on the bridge. Single take. No dubbing or processing."

Fairlight CMI IIx - Demo - Locust

Published on Nov 28, 2016 DJjondent

"This is one of the demo tracks that was released in the 1980s for the Fairlight. The Fairlight I'm using is vintage 1982. All sounds are from the fairlight.
Check out my blog for more info:"

Modular Minutes: Doepfer A 101-3 Vactrol Phaser Percussive Delicacies

Published on Nov 27, 2016

"The A-101-3 Modular Vactrol Phaser has always left us puzzled, we heard so much good sweeps, yet onlin content was few and far between. So it was time to set one up in Analogue Zone's Budapest Showroom! For the first patch we were using it with some new/old Doepfer modules: the percussive oscillation is coming from the A-111-3 Micro Precision VCO and we added some BBD delayed audio of one of the phaser's stages output filtered by A-121-2, the eurorack version of the filter from Doepfer's desktop monosynth, the Dark Energy II. The A-101-3 is sweet and fat, and it just bends and swings even the simple waveforms in an endless fashion! You can easily turn a VCO into a conga or into some giant monster's vocalising... Follow your ears and patch the way you want it with the feedack inputs and phaser stage outputs!

Modules used in the patch:

Modular Minutes is a weekly short video series from the Analogue Zone Showroom!"

MFB Tanzbar Lite & Moog Mother 32

Published on Nov 28, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar Lite drum machine and a Mother 32 synthesiser synced together (Tanzbar Lite MIDI Out to M32 MIDI In).

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

Roland Boutique JP-08 Control Change Update Jupiter-8 Synthesizer Rik Marston JP8

Published on Nov 28, 2016 SynthgodXXX

"Roland Boutique JP-08 Control Change Update by Rik Marston 100% NO TALKING! Just JP-08!!

Yes they did it. A new update for the Roland JP-08!
Now you can get that "Sweet Spot" from an external
MIDI device / Controller / Keyboard of your choice!!
I am using a Roland GW-8 as MIDI master & tweaking
the patches on the fly! AWESOME! Way better now!!!
I can only imagine using a JD-800 or JP-8000 for this
as a MIDI controller! Anything with sliders or knobs!!
I am going to be purchasing a SECOND JP-08 soon
so I can use the 8 voices to it's fullest!
I love long RELEASE! Pads go on forever in my studio!
So 8 voices is a 'Must Have' for Jupiter-8 Pads... [anyone know if Roland fixed this yet?]

Anyway I qualify for the whole "Jupiter Widow" name.
I have owned a Roland Jupiter-8 (See my video for it)
so I really know how a Jupiter-8 should act & sound...
I believe there is nothing compared to a REAL JUPITER-8,
but baby, they did a GREAT JOB on this unit. Seriously.
It just needs an ELEKTRON ANALOG HEAT to run thru
and you may be closer than ever to a real one..
Just make sure you have a SECOND JP-08 for the full
8 voice Jupiter-8 vibe & a great keyboard to play on.
EXCELLENT & gives you what you are looking for...
I am satisfied in my search for a Jupiter-8, I can't
afford a REAL one now, SO THIS WILL DO JUST FINE!
And I can afford TWO!! Hell yeah!!
More videos of the JP-08 chained coming soon!!!

Electro-Harmonix Mini-Synthesizer - 20 Free Patches

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Synth Anatomy

►Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content:

►Mini-Synthesizer is a faithful digital re-creation of the circa 1980 analog cult-classic, The MINI-SYNTHESIZER.

►In this video, I demonstrate my new free PatchBook for the Mini-Synthesizer where you find 20 free patches. You can download free of charge (donations welcome) the PDF here:

E-H Mini Synthesizer is available here:

A Roland TR-808 Dust Cover That Actually Looks Like an 808

via Stardust Covers

Would be funny if someone you had over tried to use it before realizing it the cover.

Soulsby Atmegatron Odytron Special Edition 2016 Black

via this auction

"This listing is for a mint condition Soulsby Atmegatron Odytron special edition 8 bit synth. Only 150 were made and this is an excellent specimen with all buttons, knobs, and outputs functioning as new. The sale includes all the accessories, including the factory supplied overlays for the various other synth models that can be downloaded into the unit using the included transfer cable that you generally have to purchase separately from Soulsby. I am also including the original box/packaging materials, power supply and documentation. In other words, this is the complete package with no overseas shipping wait."

Yamaha CS-15 Keyboard Analog Synthesizer SN 2995 with Original Hard Case

via this auction

Retape records #1: 'Cam Bore' [Unreleased]

"Published on Nov 27, 2016

Social Entropy's Engine sequencer & eurorack modular.

"The start of a series. Made a 30 min 'making of' video of the track as well from start to end, but it ended up having no sound. RIP.

More stuff at"

Drone Commander 2 simple sequence

Published on Nov 28, 2016 SGE

"I've assembled a eurorack expanded voice to accompany the Rare Waves DC-2e. No sequencers involved, just gates, mixers, and a quantizer. A Harvestman Double Andore supplies the output and vca. This is a simple sequence in a "3/4" type of rhythm, going into a Line 6 Echo Pro delay. Line-level live recording."

Future Sound System - Brighton Modular Meet 2016

Published on Nov 28, 2016 DivKidVideo

"A quick rough and ready jam from Future Sound System from the Brighton Modular Meet earlier this year."

02-The Yamaha CS-15: Part 2- Oscillators Part 1

Published on Nov 28, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a multi-part exploration of the oscillators of the Yamaha CS-15."

All parts here.

A Bright and Still Sun

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Joe Miller

"A first patch using the Stillson Hammer mkii. Fairly simple song that uses STO and Rings as primary voices. A noise source hi-hat and animated Clouds adds some backbone."

Kick.S Live / X1014 (Goa Forest)

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Korg electribe EX
acidlab Miami
TR rack
EHX Cathedral
EHX Memory boy
Mackie VLZ3

Pocket Operator Unboxing + Jam Session 0

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Jeremy Leaird-Koch

"Let's make music with calculators!

Unboxing and jamming with the TE Pocket Operators. Started with blank patterns on all devices, built up sequences from scratch, winged it from there. Cut down the hour long performance to the best bits. Masterd in Ozone. All sounds live and direct from the POs."

Modal Craft Synth - DIY Mono - First Look

Published on Nov 28, 2016 sonicstate

"Modal Electronics surprised us all with this one - the £79.99 2 OSC mono semi DIY synthesizer is out just in time for Christmas - could be just the thing for the synth lover in your life (or you!).
Sounds good too."

Waldorf Rocket & Space Echo

Published on Nov 28, 2016 Benjamin Jimenez

"Here's my demo with Waldorf Rocket and Space Echo."

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