MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Roland Jupiter 6 ~ Pigtronix Philospher King ~ Lava Lamp

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Ebotronix

Roland Jupiter 6 with Europa chip ~ entire sounds
Pigtronix Philosopher King ~ Opto Compressor
Lexicon PCM 80/90
Roger Linn Adrenalinn 2 ~ hihat panning
Kenton Pro Solo mk 2 ~ Philosopher King ~ Trigger in
mackie the mixer²
phrygian scale
five tracks
vid # 1647

1976-77 EMS Synthi AKS SN 45377 with Original Box

via this auction

I'm not 100% sure, but this could be the first post to feature the original box of a vintage EMS SYNTHI. That's a rare little bit of synth history right there.

Synthi Visual Oscillations #6 & 7

Published on Dec 15, 2016 James Edgelake

Synthi Visual Oscillations #7

All parts here.

New Cyclone Analogic Bass Bot TT-303 MK2 Coming

This appears to be the original Cyclone TT-303 in their new case format, reminiscent of Roland's TB-03 & TR-03 oblong cases.

via Perfect Circuit Audio

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"Bass Bot TT-303
Now with the same case as the TT-606 and TT-78!

The TT-303 from Cyclone Analogic is a reproduction of the most coveted bass synthesizer units, the TB-303. It is an analog, monophonic synthesizer with a built in sequencer, perfect for generating phat acid basslines for almost any style of electronic music. Its layout and circuit design is identical to the original, as well as its functionality, but has been made using 21st century technology and components.

The sequencer uses the classic step-entry programming that was present on the original TB-303, and holds up to 224 editable patterns, along with another 224 non-editable patterns. 'Songs' up to 127 bars can be saved in a bank of 7, all being stored in flash memory, which means it will stay programmed even after the unit is powered down.

Roland Super JX - jx 10 - 003 lfos and roland chorus

Published on Dec 15, 2016 waterdropmusic

Club of the Knobs C1670 Ensemble Generator Demo

Published on Dec 15, 2016 alternatingbitmusic

"Quick, out of the box demo to try it out so don't expect magic.
COTK C 1670 module."

Buchla format noodle 10-8-16

Published on Dec 15, 2016 James Edgelake

K-Board Pro 4 Performance: Phil Bennett Playing the OB-6

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Keith McMillen Instruments

"Watch Phil jam on the OB-6 using KBP4 as a controller. For more info on KBP4 visit our Kickstarter campaign at"

Also see this post with the OB-6.

Hordijk Timbral Transformations

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Todd Barton

"First exploration of the Hordijk Freq Shifter module"

Dreadbox Introduces New NYX Analog Synthesizer for $679

Anyone else think this demo is a bit "strange". Baha...

"This is a one take jam with a single Nyx synthesizer.
no external effects where used during this recording
We used a Novation Bass Station II as a midi controller and a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20"

It appears Dreadbox has a new mini desktop synth. Feature set via Dreadbox:

"Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer

Unique Reverb Effect by Crazy Tube Circuits (as found on Splash Mk3)

2 x VCO with separate glide controls

Dual State Variable 24 or 12dB / oct Filter

Triangle wave LFO

Triple Unique Envelope Generator (can be used as an LFO)

Unique Routing control (allows open architecture)

15 patches for an astonishing Modular experience:

CV Outputs: VCO2 direct wave out with attenuation control,

Envelope 1 , Envelope 2 (with attenuation), Modulation Wheel, Gate, Midi to CV

CV Inputs: Osc1 Frequency, Osc2 Frequency, VCF Cut off (for both filters),VCF Cut off (post for the 2nd filter), VCO1 PW, Gate, CV, VCA"

DX5 Playing DM "Told you So"

Published on Dec 15, 2016 DX5

Gear used:
Roland JP8000
Kurzweil PC1x
Arturia Jupiter 8V
Backtrack recorded on Pro Tools.
All sounds synthesized by me. "Told you So" sample is my voice. Industrial pipe belongs to my own sound library.
Shot with almost no rehearshal (couple of missing notes can be heard). Sorry by the blinking bar above. It appeared when recording.
Composed by Martin L. Gore.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara

Roland Boutique Start - TR-09 Rhythm Composer Tutorial

Published on Dec 15, 2016 RolandChannel

"This video is a short tutorial on the Roland Boutique TR-09 Rhythm Composer.

0:14 Step Recording Mode
2:02 Realtime Recording Mode
2:45 Trigger Sync with TB-03

The influence of the TR-909 drum machine is still heard—and felt—more than three decades after it was launched. Now, the 909 sound is available as part of the Roland Boutique series in the form of the TR-09.

Featuring the same front-panel layout and user interface of the original, the TR-09 is powered by Roland’s ACB technology, delivering the speaker-pummelling power of the TR-909 in a super-affordable and portable format. Offering precise control over an array of drum parameters and the ability to keep playing when switching modes, the TR-09 may be compact, but it still has the power to move people.

Studio sessions are well catered for too, with four separate outputs via USB audio, external instrument control via a trigger output, and USB MIDI."

SYNTHESIZER TOP - Arturia MatrixBrute Sequence

Update: According to Yves Usson in the comments, this video was an unauthorized montage of his "sequencing fun" video previously posted here. Go there for the original video and more. BTW, Yves is the man behind the MiniBrute which lead to the MatrixBrute. He is also known for his extensive synth DIY projects.

Roland SH-101 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer | Reverb Demo Video

Published on Dec 15, 2016

"Crafted from 1982 to 1986, the Roland SH-101( is a 32 key analog monophonic bass synthesizer. Its distinct sound can be recognized on many techno and acid house tracks and its simple layout makes it an accessible vintage synth. We’ll give you a run through of some of its key features, including a single VCO with independent levels for square and pulse waves and a great sounding sub-oscillator.

There’s an LFO and adjustable filter with a variety of tone shaping options, and a section for adding portamento and pitch bends on the fly.

Finally, there’s a built in arpeggiator and sequencer with external clock inputs for syncing, CV/GATE Inputs and outputs, and a CVB hold pedal. If you find one with everything in tact, you’ll also have the option to use it as a keytar with an attachable hand grip.

Compare prices on used Roland SH-101 Synthesizers at:"

Korg 770 Analog Monophonic 1970s Synthesizer Demo

Published on Dec 15, 2016 gstormelectro

Listed on Reverb here.

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

In this video I explain and demo the features of the Korg 770 Monophonic Synthesizer. This one is currently available on Reverb. The 770 inherits a lot of DNA from the Minikorg 700/700S models, and it's design is the predecessor to the MS-20 model.

The features are staggering for such a simple looking synthesizer:
- External Input for the filter
- Highpass and Lowpass filter w/ variable resonance (Bright)
- a kind of Pulse Width Modulation (Chorus)
- two forms of ring modulation
- Scale Noise, a noise source which tracks w/ keyboard pitch
- OSC1 vibrato w/ delayed onset
- Automatic pitch-bend, Goldfrapp anyone?
- LFO trigger mode for the Envelopes"

First hands on the Roland TR-09 (Riamiwo StudioVlog 13)

Published on Dec 15, 2016 riamiwovideos

"The next drummachine-test ... I like the sound of the TR-09, really nice Kickdrum!"

FLOWs Algorithmic Loop Sequencer for Native Instruments' Reaktor Player

Published on Dec 13, 2016 Tim Exile

"FLOWs is an algorithmic loop sequencer for building evolving sonic structures from beats to textures. Download it for FREE at the shop"

"FLOWs is an algorithmic loop sequencer packed with 1GB+ of royalty-free loops meticulously curated from improvised jams on my Flow Machine from the last 5 years. Explore, mutate and create sonic structures with audio-reactive sculpting and stochastic modulation. Or let it play and zone out to the visualiser: it's for makers and listeners alike.

- Layer and cross-modulate up to 4 loops at once with filters and envelopes that follow the sonic imprint of each loop.

- Switch between loops mid-way without losing sync. Modulate loop switching with random and cyclical LFOs.

- Layer multiple loops without phase distortion and clashing bass using Clearsum.

You'll need to grab a copy of Native Instruments' Reaktor Player to run it. There are instructions for how to do this in the included manual. If you want to save your changes or use it for more than 30 minutes at a time you will need to buy a full Reaktor licence."

A few Juno-106 ideas with and without the chorus

Published on Dec 15, 2016 SynthMania

Custom White Joy Division Arp Omni 2 Progress

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Chris-Cook

"Sorry memory ran out later on i found lots of bits of solder shorting resister network legs from whoever recapped it before plus shorts on those caps"

Korg Delta DL-50 with Hard Case SN 289050

via this auction

Hicut Cake #027 :: Korg Volca FM // PO-12 // PO-28 // Strymon Mobius

Published on Dec 15, 2016 hicutcake

– Korg Volca FM
– Teenage Engineering PO-12
– Teenage Engineering PO-28
– Strymon Mobius

Reverb: Valhalla Reverb

Recorded at: Studio Tort, Warsaw, Poland 2016

May the Force Be Quantized

"May the Force be... QuantiZed!" #tiptopaudio #eurorack #modularsynth

A video posted by Tiptop Audio (@tiptopaudiofficial) on

Tiptop Audio QuantiZer details here.

KiNK Tiptop Audio QuantiZer test 1

Published on Dec 15, 2016 kink303

"In this little session I`m feeding a quantizer with modulation voltages and gates can turn it into a pretty interesting squencer. Here I`m using the new QuantiZer by Tiptop Audio, feeding it with voltages from Intellijel Quadra (a loopable envelope) and I`m triggering it with Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythms. The drums are Tiptop too, the oscillator is the Cloud Generator and the filter is Cwejman MMF-6. Funk phenomena!"

Tiptop Audio QuantiZer details here.

Moog THE SOURCE synth dust cover (design #1) by Stardust Synth Covers

via this auction

See the sellers other items for other synths. These are super nice. An interesting feature is they appear to have a velcro back panel so you can leave them all hooked up while covered. If you used MIDI or CV to control your synths remotely in the studio, you can leave the cover on. Be sure to check for your particular synth though, as I am not sure if this is the case for every cover.

Details on the quality put into the covers: "Dust is never gone, we’re all aware of that: dust is everywhere, and, whenever we remove dust, it always comes back. Then, it gets inside your most loved objects and instruments, cover your synth's components with crud which can lead to heat dissipation problems, and it also wrecks slider pots. Now, we also know that everybody wants to protect their synths from this everlasting and corrupting dust, from liquid spills, fading, and every kind of bangs and cracks.

Why? Because we all love our synths with unconditional love.

Our synth dust covers are the best expression of this love.


It took us two years of thorough and passionate research to find and develop the most proper materials for the product we had in mind.

Our covers will look like they were manufactured at the exact same time your synth was, as if they were twin brothers.

The vectorized synth designs are printed using UV Digital methood.

They have flaplike ducts for cables, in order to keep them connected even when your cover is on.

We’ll be working in order to continually develop new models, both for the most recent and the oldest synths.

This is a custom made product, manufactured exclusively in Portugal, a renowned country in the textile industry.

We would also like to let you know that our covers have several different designs which you can choose from, and are all made of synthetic leather, a layer of high density foam to provide protection and form the cover, as well as a delicate soft layer that will be in contact with the instrument."

Howard Jones Sequencing in Style with Moog Model 15 & Sequencer Complement B x 2

via @howardjones

"Ooh this is nice @moogmusicinc sequencing in style!"

Moog Modular Systems

Primitive showcases the PYRAMID SEQUENCER @ Concrete, Paris

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Squarp Instruments

"Techno artist Primitive showcases the features of the 64-track standalone sequencer Pyramid by Squarp Instruments, during the Weather Winter Workshop (december 2016)."

DSI Prophet-6 in there as well.

Vermona ’14 Analogsynthesizer Monophonic Lead- and Bass-Synthesizer Now Available

You might remember back in October it was announced the Vermona '14 was entering production. It appears production has completed and there will only be a total of 222 units available. You can find previous posts on the Vermona '14 including video here.

Details on the release via Vermona:

"With the completion of the ’14 Analogsynthesizer, a long fostered dream becomes true: The design and realization of an uncompromising synthesizer for instrumentalists.

Equality of haptics and sound
To us, expressive play means a balanced relation between melodic virtuosity and sound shaping. In our ’14 Analogsynthesizer, these factors unite in full equality: Keyboard, pitch- and modulation-wheels are incomplete without the additional controls and switches of the remaining control surface. These offer direct access to each individual sound shaping parameter of the synthesis engine.

The ’14 Analogsynthesizer is perfectly suited for distinctive solo and bass sounds including dynamic and individual sonic variations which are completely under your control at any time.

Uncompromising circuit implementation
The components being responsible for the sound-generation and -shaping are based upon our proved and tested circuits of PERfourMER MKII and Mono Lancet ’15. However, we did not just carry over these circuits but have adapted and refined these specifically for the ’14 Analogsynthesizer. Besides stability and musicality, we paid great attention to an intuitive and practical scaling of each and every sound parameter.

The ’14 Analogsynthesizer follows the classic subtractive synthesis structure: a versatile lowpass molds the sound-source being created by two powerful analog oscillators. Typical for Vermona instruments, the sound is warm, round, classy and offers musical authority in the mix.

Handmade in our electroacoustic manufacture in Germany
There a hundreds of work steps from the assembly of the circuit boards to the final, rigorous quality assurance of the finished instrument. Without exception, these steps are carried out with skilled craftsmanship and expert precision in our Elektroakustische Manufaktur in Erlbach, Germany.

Each ’14 Analogsynthesizer is an outstanding instrument and leaves our manufacture as one of just 222 units."

Novation Launchpad for iOS Update

iTunes: Novation Launchpad - Make & Remix Music - Novation

"What's New in Version 5.3
We’ve redesigned Launchpad to work on a single screen, which means you can keep the music playing even while you read the app news, manage your projects or browse the store. This new compact design keeps you focused on the most important aspect of Launchpad: making music.

We’ve also made it simpler to restore and remove individual soundpacks, which means it's easy to manage free space on your device. The new much-requested stop button allows you to stop all of your clips in a single touch, or even start a project playing on the first press of a pad.

This free update is available for both iPhone and iPad.

What was new in version 5?
You can now use your Launchpad soundpacks in Blocs Wave, our other music-making app for iPad and iPhone. Blocs Wave lets you play with your purchased Launchpad soundpacks in new and unique ways: build entirely new tunes with discover; tweak, slice and edit; and even record your own sounds.

Other recent new features
• Soundpack Sharing - Use your purchased Launchpad soundpacks in Blocs Wave
• New iPad store helps you find soundpacks you might like
• Free update for Blocs Wave and Launchpad users
• Fine control of pad volume by dragging upwards, away from the slider
• Various minor bugfixes and improvements

Launchpad for iPhone Editing and Importing
• Create your own remixes and new tunes on Launchpad for iPhone
• Start new projects, mix and match loops
• Audio Import now available for iPhone as an In-App Purchase

We really appreciate your feedback. If you have comments, questions or feature requests, let us know at or If you like Launchpad for iOS and have a minute to spare, please review the app in the app store."

XAOC Devices - Kamieniec

Published on Dec 15, 2016 DivKidVideo

"Here's the Kamieniec from XAOC Devices fulfilling all your phaser needs and more! Turns out to be a nice little noise machine on it's. It will do warm and subtle phasing through to more obvious swooshes and onto bonkers territory."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 024 - Progression

Published on Dec 15, 2016 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 071-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 026-

Minimalistic patch that builds up when lenghtening the envelopes release time and speeding up the sequence on the Arturia Beatstep.


0-Coast Patch of the Week Videos

Published on Dec 15, 2016 MAKEN0ISE

Official Make Noise 0-Coast videos.



0-Coast Patch of the Week #1: Intro and Simple Bass with Brightness Control
0-Coast Patch of the Week #2: Organ Lead (Early East Coast Style)
0 Coast Patch of the Week #3: Sync Bass
0-Coast Patch of the Week #4: Key Controlled Echo
0-Coast Patch of the Week #5: Wobbble Bass
0-Coast Patch of the Week #6: Arcade Trills
0-Coast Patch of the Week #7: East Coast Bass
0-Coast Patch of the Week #8: Fluttering Arpeggios
0-Coast Patch of the Week #9: Pitched Noise Orbit
0-Coast Patch of the Week #10: External Processing
0-Coast Patch of the Week #11: Krell [Forbidden Planet & Todd Barton videos here]
0-Coast Patch of the Week #12: Shepard's Pie
0-Coast Patch of the Week #13: SubHarmonic Pulsar Generator
0-Coast Patch of the Week #14: Dark Techno
0-Coast Patch of the Week #15: Telegraph
0-Coast Patch of the Week #16: Pitch Contour
0-Coast Patch of the Week #17: Quasi Random Gates
0-Coast Patch of the Week #18: Kick Drum
0-Coast Patch of the Week #19: Snare Drum
0-Coast Patch of the Week #20: Rhythmic Animation with TEMPO In Division
0-Coast Patch of the Week #21: Simple Random Timbre Animation

Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3 SN 4136

via this auction

"This wonderful vintage piece of synthesizer history comes from my husband's recording studio. I do not know anything about it, so I am selling it "AS - IS." I can't properly test it. Here's what I can tell you: I can see that it powers up and I hear a hum. Most of the lights come on and off and the display shows numbers on it. There are several keys that are sticky. There is a bit of a stain on the wood on the right hand side of the keyboard. It looks like something may have stuck to the wood. It isn't all that noticeable. This instrument comes from a clean, smoke free environment. Thank you for looking."

Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak SN 02058

via this auction


via this auction


Published on Dec 15, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

Demo of the YAMAHA DX7IIFD digital synthesizer (frequency modulation synthesis) from 1987. I played it along with a Dynacord DRP 20 (reverb) and sometimes with a Korg SDD-3000 (delay).

The DX7II(F)D was the successor of the classic DX7 from 1983. This unit has the GREY MATTER E! expansion board installed, which was produced in the USA from 1987 to 1989. Even today it adds a lot of useful, additional capabilities to the DX7II(F)D/S. You get 256 RAM memories for patches, 8x multitimbrality (like the Yamaha TX802), chord memory, arpeggiator, a 16-track pattern sequencer (much like the Ensoniq ESQ-1's sequencer) and assignable sliders (assignable to most parameters of the sound engine - frequencies, envelopes, feedback level, operator output levels...).

Without a doubt, this expansion is a 'must have' for real DX7II fans."

Synth Jam 47: Elegy (Jethro Tull) on Korg Minilogue

Published on Dec 15, 2016 Marcus Padrini

"Improvising on Korg Minilogue the theme of a great instrumental track by Dee Palmer, from the album Stormwatch (Jethro Tull)."

Eurorack with Octatrack3

Published on Dec 14, 2016

"New patch in full action. Using Octatrack for sequence and real-time sampling. Endorphines 'Shuttle Control' open up the many control possibilities, enable to modulate many CVs from Octatrack by using MIDI cc."

Eurorack with Octatrack3.2

Published on Dec 15, 2016

"Variation from same patch. Sound of each modules are mixed in Mackie and some are sent to Octatrack's audio input (using Mackie's Aux out), Octatrack is keep recording incoming audio and making bouncing ball type of sound out of it."

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