MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Roland Jupiter 6 (Europa Mod+Magnet Set)

via this auction

"Excellent condition, perfectly functioning Jupiter 6 with Europa mod installed."

CONN min-o-matic rhythm Drum Machine

1966(?) CONN Min-O-Matic Rhythm Drum Machine

Published on Aug 2, 2012 keyboard resource

"This little drum box has suction cup feet and was supposed to sit on top of a home organ. Not very complicated or useful but has some charm, I guess. Probably from the late 1960's based on 'Teen Beat' selection."

Update: found a video of one above. Note this is not the actual one for sale below.

via this auction

"Cool little rhythm unit. Could be made to fit into a 5u module. Perfect xmas gift!"

Only one other has been featured on the site. There was a video of a third, but it appears to have been pulled.

futursonus parva - analog 8 voice mono/poly synthesizer

via this auction

"up for sale is a futursonus parva. this is an amazing synth! 8 voice, real analog synth, with 10 outs! stereo outs plus individual outs for each voice. so it can be used as a 8 voice poly, or 8 mono synths, or any combination, like a 5 voice poly with 3 mono synths. it sounds really wonderful. lots of options..."

Cyclone Analogic TT-78 Demo & Beat Creation

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video demonstrates some sequencing features of the TT-78 and shows the creation of a beat from scratch."


Note: MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio (other discounts excluded). See the membership page on how to sign up!

Electribe 2 | Ambient XII

Published on Dec 1, 2016 r beny

Minimoog Polymoog vintage synths

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Chris Bran

"An old school vintage soundtrack from 1970s in which a Minimoog sequence plays an important part. In the background there's a Polymoog making a classic string pad. Enjoy !"

Roland JD-800 Demos

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Chris Bran

"This is a demo of my Roland JD-800."

Roland JD-800 demo 2

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Chris Bran

"This is another demo of my Roland JD-800"

make noise black and gold shared system

via this auction

"This Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System is in like-new condition and comes with suitcase, pink and white patch cables and manual."

Moog Sonic Six Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Moog sonic 6 in good condition. It works but not sure if it's 100% functional so I will sale for parts. It generates sounds regardless of playing any keys but all keys do react. I don't know if is something obvious or if it needs repair. All buttons and faders appear to be working and effect and change the sound. One knob has been replaced and all but one of the fader/ slide knobs are missing. The case is a little rough but solid."

Moog Source 341A SN 2570

via this auction

Polyphony: Monophonic
Oscillators: 2 VCOs with pulse/ saw/ tri, sample &hold; LFO: Squ or Tri; VCF: 24 dB/oct lowpass
A/D/S/R envelope; VCA: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Keyboard: 37 keys (no velocity & aftertouch)
Arpeggiator and Step-Sequencer

Circuit Bent Yamaha PSS-470

Published on Apr 27, 2016 tom mccluskie

via this auction

"Circuit Bent PSS_470, Audio Track is as is 1 stereo feed from keyboard 9 minute section,
Mods include
2 distortions [on a crossfade]
LFO [x2]
Pith adjustment [large & fine]
glitch matrix - on patchbay
fixed glitch buttons

audio is pretty much untouched or messed with, although halfway through editing the video i had a compulsion to add a further track of audio using a recently bent speak & spell."

K-Board Pro 4 First Impressions

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Keith McMillen Instruments

"Watch four musicians play KBP4 for the first time. For more info check out our Kickstarter campaign:"

Interesting side note: the last person in the video is Jaron Lanier, a pioneer of VR. Via Wikipedia:

"Jaron Zepel Lanier (/ˈdʒɛərᵻn lᵻˈnɪər/, born May 3, 1960) is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of classical music. A pioneer in the field of virtual reality (a term he is credited with popularizing[citation needed]), Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves. In the late 1990s, Lanier worked on applications for Internet2, and in the 2000s, he was a visiting scholar at Silicon Graphics and various universities. From 2006 he began to work at Microsoft, and from 2009 forward he works at Microsoft Research as Interdisciplinary Scientist.[2]"

Erik's Trap, Nina's Rap: a live jam with Squarp Pyramid and more.

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Olivier Ozoux

"First jam since the v1.0 PyraOS Release. Started playing around with the chord progression from Erik Satie's Gymnopédies and some Trap-style grooves, then added a little bit of Nina Simone's Feeling Good.

- Squarp Pyramid
- Korg Electribe 2 Sampler
- Audiothingies MicroMonsta
- MakeNoise 0-Coast
- Bastl Instruments MicroGranny
- PreenFM2"


Published on Dec 1, 2016 LESINDES

"Tweaking and fooling with the ultimate analog kick drum generator KORG VOLCA KICK. This is the FIRST PART of my Volca Kick + BASS BOT TT-303 session. This video is featuring first of all Volca Kick CYCLONE ANALOGIC BASS BOT TT-303 is mixed a little in background just for spicing up the whole feature. The bass line is processed also with ARIA AD-05 analog delay that is doing an excellent job!"

24 Steps ~ Double Harmonic Major'

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Ebotronix

24 Steps ~ Double Harmonic Major²

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Bananalogue Serge VCS

Mike Szot's Memorymoog Restoration part 2 (By Synthpro)

Part 2 added to this post.

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the Tempest" with Kite Base

The next in the Dave Smith Instruments' "In The Spotlight with the Tempest" series is currently up with Kite Base here.

"Kite Base is an electronic duo consisting of bass guitarists Ayse Hassan (Savages) and Kendra Frost. After releasing tracks ‘Dadum’ and ‘Miracle Waves’ online, plus a cover of ‘Something I Can Never Have’ by Nine Inch Nails, the band have generated tens of thousands of listens and gained further support from the likes of KEXP, BBC Radio 6Music, The Guardian, Pitchfork and Stereogum. This October, in support of their local music community, they revealed details of their debut physical release ‘Soothe’, available as a limited edition 7″ vinyl via Flashback Records- a London based independent record store and label. They have a Tempest called Alan, named after Mr. Turing and he is their surrogate third band mate."

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

Novation Circuit - On Horizon

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Memores

Sonic LAB Novation Circuit 1.4 Firmware

Published on Dec 1, 2016 sonicstate

"After a year of updates, Novation's Circuit has undergone something of a transformation. With user samples and switching patterns, external MIDI and a whole bunch more.
Gaz Williams revisits.."

Lower West Side Studio 5U Demo Videos

Published on Jun 24, 2016 Lower West Side Studio

These were spotted and sent my way via John L Rice. Thank you John!


1. Stroh Dual Gene Splicer

"Demonstration of the Stroh Dual Gene Splicer MU Module from
Details on the DIY build can be found here"

2. Frequency Central System X ADSR Fast / Slow Envelope Demo

"Frequency Central's System X ADSR - Demonstration of Fast versus Slow Envelope switch setting
Details on the DIY build can be found here"

3. Cat Girl Synthesizer CGS01 Sub Oscillator Demo

"Cat Girl CGS01 Sub Oscillator / Harmonic Sequencer Demonstration
Details on the DIY build can be found here"

4. PAiA MIDI2CV8 Duo Mode Demo

"PAiA MIDI2CV8 9700S Duophonic Mode Demonstration
FRAC module converted to MU format (+/-15V) with version 3.0 ROM and Switch 8 modification"

5. MIDI2CV8 DIN Sync - External MIDI Clock Control

"Demonstration of the PAiA MIDI2CV8 DIN Sync Mode - MIDI Clock to Control Voltage
Moog Sub 37 clock used to control arpeggiator"

6. BMC018 Analog Drum Demo

"Demonstration of Barton Musical Circuit's BMC018 Analog Drum Module. This module was built in MU format for a +/-15 volt power supply system."

5U // - Q112 Mixer

Published on Dec 1, 2016 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 069-
5U 016-

Demo of the Q112 Mixer. This Mixer mixes audio and cv signals.

Patchsheet: Q112:"

How to Build a DIY Eurorack Case

Blue Lantern has a post up on how to build a DIY eurorack case here.

"Let's face the facts. A modular synthesizer is really expensive. The case price alone is what kills would be first timers. In this short tutorial I will show you and give you inspiration how to build your own modular case. It is time to share some of my knowledge and pass it on.

Your best friend is lowes hardware store. They have a hobby wood area where you can find wood rails that are very close to the width of metal Euro Format rails. They look like this. They are Pine..."

Korg Minilogue & Moog Mother 32

Published on Dec 1, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Minilogue and Mother 32 synthesisers synced together (Minilogue MIDI Out to M32 MIDI In).

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

Build Instructions on the DIY Arduino String Synth & Drum Machine

See the update in this post.

Joué - Official Kickstarter Campaign Launches

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Joué SAS

"Joué, the expressive and modular MIDI controller that feels like a real instrument.

Available now on Kickstarter:"

Follow-up to this post.

Mungo Enterprise State Zero Synthesisier

via this auction

"This is am extremely rare State Zero Synthesiser from Mungo Enterprises. Less than 100 of these synthesisers were made. This synth includes full patch ability of the modules. It is in as-new condition with virtually no use"

Note the best pics, but you don't see these often. This one spotted and sent in via AJ (not his listing).

Roland TB-303 w/ Gig Bag

via this auction

Roland SH-101 W / Modulation Grip

via this auction

Roland SH-1

via this auction

Teisco SX-210

via this auction

Buchla 212r 208 Comparison

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Todd Barton

"A brief comparison of similarities and differences between the Roman Filippov Buchla 212r Dodeca Module and the BEMI 208 Easel sound module."

Part 1 here.

sismo mqn2

sismo mqn2 from sismo on Vimeo.

MQN2 - raw and randomness synth.

Combines 3 lfo (square) send cv to a single oscillator with 3 frequencies tunes.

2 of 3 pass through a band pass filter and the cv of lfo's pass through the glide effect.

Each lfo output is mixed with external cv in.

KORG Presents: Brew Music at Brooklyn Brewery

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Korg

"Korg USA joined together with the Brooklyn Brewery to celebrate the art of synth music and beer for its first annual Brew Music. Brew Music provided synth users with the opportunity to get hands on with Korg’s newest and most popular synth instruments. This included the monologue, minilogue, the Arp Odyssey along with their newest addition to the line, The Arp Odyssey Module. Korg even showed the entire volca line including the new volca FM and volca Kick, MS20 mini, electribes, and the microKorg-S."

Saline | Eurorack Ambient

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Björn Bommersheim

"This eurorack modular patch is dedicated to my beloved wife. Mausezähnchen, i love you more than words could tell ... so here is my love transformed into a little recording.

Patch notes:

mainly ...

Mutable Instruments Rings
Expert Sleepers Disting
Doepfer A-149-1
Mutable Instruments Clouds
Mutable Instruments Braids
Frequency Central System X Filter
Electro Harmonix Memory Boy Deluxe"

Modular on the Roof 6: Sean Krames

Published on Dec 1, 2016 pyrofiliac

"Sean Krames, local producer and Brooklyn DJ, visits the #modularontheroof rooftop for a dark and contemplative session with plenty of complex oscillation!
this track on soundcloud:"

You can find all parts in the Modular on the Roof series here.


Published on Dec 1, 2016 Marcin Staniszewski

"This is a review of ES- 8 USB AUDIO INTERFACE module made by EXPERT SLEEPERS ( The review will also appear in December 2016 issue of 'Estrada i Studio' - biggest Polish monthly magazine devoted to music production and studio equipment."

KORG iWavestation: Random Wave Sequences

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Synth Anatomy

"What happens when you press the Random button in the KORG iWavestation? Here are my results: Not expected such nice results"


Waldorf Nave “Ultimate Soundset vol.1”

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Yuuki Koide


Nave - Waldorf Music

Ableton Push 2 - Live looping [Thoj]

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Thoj

"Hope you will enjoy my first live with the amazing Push 2 from Ableton :)
For more info about my songs:


Published on Dec 1, 2016 Accurate Beats

Cool video on exploring, chopping, and manipulating samples.

"In this beatmaking video I'm working with a sample off an old 78rpm record played on a suitcase record player. The sample was provided by Simon the magpie"

Roland M-VS1 Vintage Synth Module (1995) "Strings & Things" movie soundtrack style

Published on Dec 1, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Roland M-VS1 Vintage Synth module (1995)
recording: multi-tracking
Played with the old Oberheim OB-Xk masterkeyboard (1986)

No vintage synthesizer but a synthesizer module with vintage synth sound. ;)

256 waveforms (Oberheim, PPG, Moog, ARP, Mellotron, Solina, CS-80, Roland SH, Jupiter, JX, Juno, MKS, VP330, TR-808 samples and a lot more)"

Monome Arc4 Encoder smoothness

Published on Dec 1, 2016 Salz-Peter Zucker

"Short test of the encoder smoothness on the new Monome Arc4 - two of four are great on eis not so great. The fourth is somewhere in between - not as smooth as the nice ones but not making grinding noises either..."

No audio, just a demo of the knobs. So cool. It reminds me of the knobs on old classic stereo systems, specifically an old silver Yamaha system my older brother used to own.


Two more with some audio:

Monome Arc4 Synced Cycles

Published on Dec 1, 2016

"Monome Arc in Cycles mode with sync enabled. Testing the frequency range and exploring an underlying beating frequency in the second cycle."

Monome Arc 4 Synced Cycles Views

Published on Dec 1, 2016

"Exploring Ansible Cycles on the Oscilloscope and listening to the CV output surprised me a bit. There seems to be some audio rate modulation on the CV signal ansible outputs."

Tokarev Protosynth basslines improvisation with FX

Published on Nov 30, 2016 Konstantin T

"Basslines mprovisation on the original Tokarev Protosynth, featuring built in experimental FX, activated by the red switches. Audio recorded from the synth output."

Dub Techno Session #10 | Yamaha RS7000 | Korg Volca Beats & Volca Keys & Volca Bass

Published on Nov 30, 2016 taschenrechnermusikant

"Live played Dub Techno Session using an Yamaha RS7000, a Korg Volca Beats,Volca Bass and Volca Keys. The Volca Keys and Bass using the input of the RS7000. The RS7000 and the Volca Beats are plugged in the Behringer DDM4000. And I used the Korh Monotron Delay for some noise effects.

Also used a MIDI controller for part volumes of the the Korg Volca Beats and of the RS7000."

Arturia Drumbrute Hardtek Style

Published on Nov 30, 2016 HardtekStudios

"I give the Arturia Drumbrute a good demo beat and play around with bringing in and out the different instruments, add sequence notes in real time and of coarse, tweaking the drum parameters. There are a few issues with the unit. The Filter will make a click type of pop when you engage it during playback. Also, if an instrument has swing, then playing the roller will mess with it's timing. Hopefully a future update might fix this. Stay tuned for lots more Drumbrute videos."

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