MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Machine Fantasies on a Theme by John Henry Hopkins, Jr.

"Machine generated electronic fantasies on a traditional Christmas carol theme by John Henry Hopkins, Jr.

released December 20, 2016

Performed on Serge Modular Synthesizers by Doug Lynner. Dec 2016."

KORG monologue [English Captions]

Published on Dec 20, 2016 musictrackjp

KORG monologue
DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE.

XAOC Devices Kamieniec Demo

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The XAOC Devices Kamieniec is an analog phase shifter inspired by classic 1970s OTA-based phaser designs, but optimized for use within the Eurorack modular ecosystem. Featuring four variable phase stages and two fixed stages, the Kamieniec offers extended control of a traditional phaser topology, for everything from simple notch filtering to intense seasick outer space frequency sweeps."


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

Technics WSA1 Synthesizer

via this auction

"For those not familiar, this synth is a bit unlike any other that were or are currently on the market. It is a sort of combo physical modeling synth, where ROM driven sounds can be forced through various resonance modules and modeled into some truly otherworldy sounds. Anything from trance to dance and earthy to obscure..."

Yamaha TG33 SN HO01255

via this auction

"The Yamaha TG33 is a 32-voice programmable synthesizer module featuring AWM and FM synthesis under vector control. Many automatic vector ("dynamic vector") patches are offered in the presets, but the vector control joystick on this module allows real time manipulation of vector level and detune, allowing the user a high degree of expression. There are two preset banks of sounds, plus an Internal and a Multi bank, and the option of adding RAM cards for even more patch storage.
The TG33 is a fairly compact synth, and can be set up as a desktop module, or mounted in a rack with the included rack ears. On the MIDI side, in, out and thru are offered. There are two sets of stereo outputs to add your own effects on mix-down, but the unit also includes 16 types of digital effects on board.

Flim - Aphex Twin cover by ElektroNoiser

Published on Dec 20, 2016 ElektroNoiser

"Pattern Download:

Hello everyone!
I have created this cover of 'Flim' original theme of Aphex Twin. For this I have used a Korg Electribe2 groovebox and I have left the patterns available for download completely free.
I hope you enjoy.

Advise: This cover and the patterns I share for free are solely instructive to show how some rhythmic patterns can be achieved by using this topic in an instructive way, the rights to this work belong to Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin.

Merry Christmas!"

Moogfest 2016 | Legacy Format .: Suzanne Ciani

Uploaded on Dec 13, 2016 Moogfest

See the write-up on Vice here.

Also see Studio Science: Suzanne Ciani on the Buchla.

Steady State Fate / Erogenous Tones - Gatestorm

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Gatestorm is a complex gate generator from Steady State Fate, in collaboration with Erogenous Tones. The most striking element of this module is the heavily detailed LCD monitor screen. It may look complicated at first glance, but the User Interface is meant to be fast and straight forward, providing all the useful information for monitoring a complex machine. Once the few parameters are understood, their visual counterpoints should become clear. At its core, the Gatestorm is an 8 channel Gate sequencer that can be used as a master clock with tap tempo, or can be clocked by external gates for synchronization. Each of the eight tracks can be independently programmed, each with their own randomizers and logic lanes. There are six CV inputs, which are able to be assigned to any function within the Gatestorm. Along with this are six trigger inputs either for synchronization or any other use of triggers, which are also assignable. Each track is easily accessible with the various buttons on the panel, with very limited menu diving (hence the packed UI). The Gatestorm is meant to be a quick and intuitive performance instrument, for ease of variation and playability. As a master clock, one can route many triggers out to control an entire modular system."


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Electro Synth Jam (Roland Boutique TR-09 TB-03 AIRA TR-8 Cyclone TT-303 Minilogue Bass Station 2)

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Calle Nilsson

Roland Boutique TR-09 Drums
Roland Boutique TB-03 Bassline 1
Roland AIRA TR-8 TR-808 percussion
Roland AIRA TB-3 Noise snare
Cyclone TT-303 Bassline 2
Bass Station 2 Arpeggio
Korg Minilogue Percussive synth

Video recorded on GoPro Hero Black 4
Audio recorded on ZOOMH4n

Custom Korg Sigma KP-30 with Remote Keyboard

via this auction

The following is translated from Google Translate: "Here is a somewhat unconventional cult synthesizer from Korg, the Sigma KP-30. We got it as gift as the photos show it is not in the original state! The original control panel with an aftertouch keyboard and some control elements (for example two joysticks) is no longer available, but a hobbyist obviously has a spare keyboard installed. This is missing the aftertouch function, but otherwise the instrument can easily play with it. All existing keys, switches and buttons perform their function properly. All instruments / effects of the main module are playable and variable. You can also create quite unusual and sometimes very nice slanting sounds. Either it can be used as a stand-alone device, with the stated restrictions, or as an extensive spare parts store for existing models. A printed service manual (from a scanned PDF file) is included."

You can find some discussion in German on (Googlish here).

This one in via swissdoc.

Roland SH-101

Published on Dec 20, 2016 BeatFlux Music

"Vintage monophonic analog synthesizer Roland SH-101"

Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer SN 375384

via this auction

Roland Juno 60 with Original Box & MD-8 MIDI DCB Interface

via this auction

Acidlab Miami Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 Analogue Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Behringer DeepMind 12 Synthesizer Demo

Published on Dec 20, 2016 SweetwaterSound

"Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater’s in-house Mad Scientist of Synths, takes a deep dive into the Behringer DeepMind 12 Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. After a brief introduction, Daniel starts playing each of the parameters at 2:00. At 18:09 Fisher begins playing some of of his own presets as well as many of the factory presets."

Writing a new track with the Arturia Drumbrute.

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Chris White

"I'm working with the Drumbrute for a new Shadyzane album. Using the mono out into protools. The drum track has compression (UAD API 2500) on it and the track has a bit of mastering compression. I used the Drumbrute output filter to roll off the highs.

See for more info on the album."

Reflex Looper Sampler Korgs Minipops 7 Peak mode sliced sequenced 1/2 - eurorack modular synth

Published on Dec 20, 2016 DavidH

See this post for details on the SDS Digital Reflect Looper.

Reflex Looper Sampler Korgs Minipops 7 Peak mode sliced sequenced 2/2 - eurorack modular synth

Dave Smith Instruments "In The Spotlight with the OB-6" with Body in the Thames

The next in Dave Smith Instruments' "In the Spotlight with the OB-6" is up with Body in the Thames here.

"Born in Manchester, lived 8 years in London, 2 years in Paris and now 13 years in Stockholm, Body in the Thames is quite the journeyman. From composing jingles for Microsoft CD-ROMs, to soundtracking Haute-Couture catwalk shows to playing in stoner rock garage bands with (then) future stars, to being a multi-instrumentalist on tour with well-established international stars, he is an artist who has been around the block enough times that he doesn’t need to namedrop any more.

Now a little older and more of a studiohead, he has spent the last few years in an actual former cold-war nuclear bunker under the Stockholm streets, crafting and releasing electronic explorations that cover a fairly broad range of genres and sub-genres which are mainly instrumental and 'aimed at the dancefloor between your ears.'"

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

New PC-2 Clone - Analog Percussion Synthesizer from midierror

Published on Dec 20, 2016 midierror

"A little demo of the analog Percussion Synth from sxityfourpixels! Available as a kit here:

Triggered by a built in Piezo, or by external CV. Space on the PCB for mods...and a eurorack version on the way!"


"A clone of the Boss PC-2 / Amdek PCK-100 for bleeps and bloops galore!

PCLONE2 is a recreation of the (now rare) PC-2 percussion synthesizer which was made by Boss during the 1980s (and also released in DIY kit form under the Amdek brand name as the PCK-100)

The PCLONE2 kit is based on the original schematic (with a couple of changes due to the scarcity of some now obsolete components).

The kit includes all the parts neccessary for the build; printed circuit board, electronic components, wire for internal connections, potentiometers, knobs, switches, sockets, fitting screws etc. It includes a custom designed, laser-cut, case (made from 3mm acrylic sheet with 5mm acrylic side cheeks) and a laser etched acrylic laminate fascia.

Assembly by soldering is required! I would describe this as an intermediate complexity kit for experienced solderers, if you are a novice I would recommend getting some experience on simpler kits before you build this one.

This is a completely analog synthesizer with a single VCO. There is a pitch sweep function, a decay envelope and an LFO with rate, depth and wave shape (triangle/square) control. Unusually for a percussion synth there is no noise source, but you'll soon realise this isn't your typical percussion synth!

Sounds are triggered by an input pulse (5V-9V works fine) or by tapping on a piezo sensor which is mounted behind a pad on the front panel.

There are three unconnected 3.5mm sockets labelled CV1, CV2, CV3. These, together with a prototyping area on the PCB, are to make the box easily mod-able. I will be documenting some simple mods I have already found (including a pitch CV input using a single resistor), and plan to get a growing list of mods together.

The box has the following controls:

TRIG LEVEL - Sets the sensitivity of the trigger input. The voice circuit responds differently depending on the intensity of the trigger pulse (this is especially nice when tapping it with a finger). The TRIG LEVEL knob controls this response.

PITCH - Sets the basic pitch of the oscillator. This works alongside the SWEEP controls.

DECAY - Controls the decay of the volume envelope (so how long the sound takes to fade out after it is triggered) and also controls the sweep time. Sweep, pitch and decay interact in ways that reward experimentation.

dreadbox murmuxV2 & modular system g #01

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Elinch

"First Take with the Dreadbox Murmux V2 and Dreadbox Modular G System.
Sequences & Noises: Dreadbox Modular / String Sound & Noises: Dreadbox Murmux V2 / Bass: Elekton Analog Keys

One Take directly recorded with the Tascam DR 100.
Effects by Analog Keys Reverb & Delay
Sequenced by Elektron Analog Keys andArturia BeatStep Pro

For the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

I wish you all Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2017!"

VSL Modular Jam 20160909-1

Published on Sep 9, 2016 Vintage Synthlab

"Three VCF-74 modules...

1) First VCF-74: White Noise in, with LP cutoff modulated by S&H, which is triggered/clocked by snare hit trigger

2) Second VCF-74: Main VCO (bass line), with LP cutoff being modulated by a mix of S&H and Sqaurewave (both clock divided-driven)

3) Third VCF-74: Secondary VCO (lead synth line), ran through EH Cathedral Reverb pedal."

Welcome Optomix / Techno Modular 05

Published on Dec 20, 2016 risbaw

"simple techno jam fun with
plus a trick with maths and a pacth cable for fast changes.
by Rad'und"

Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 jamming by Alex Di Donna ( Synthonia - Performer )

Published on Nov 3, 2016 Space4Keys

"Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 jamming by Alex Di Donna ( Synthonia - Performer )"

Moog Sub 37 Massive Leads V1 Sound Bank By Synthonia ( performed by Alex Di Donna )

Published on Nov 7, 2016 Space4Keys


( Preview ) Moog Sub 37 Massive Leads V1 Sound Bank performed by Alex Di Donna

The MASSIVE LEADS Pack is a great collection of aggressive leads and soft plucked synths:
32 new patches.

This pack pushes your Moog Sub 37 over the edge of its capabilities. Check the video demo to believe!

Patch list

01 Fusion Ld Lead
02 Diamond Leads
03 Pinky Basses
04 Lfo Fusion Lead
05 Tiny Lead

Moog Sub Phatty - Leads V.1 sounds pack ( Synthonia - SynthSound )

Published on Mar 27, 2016 Space4Keys


A large collection of (not only) lead sounds from famous songs...16 new patches.

Patch list

analog sweep2
modular lead
pink basses
pink II
pink III
pink IV
power 5th
prog square
squared Lead
sweep bass
wiz moog sdoit
wizard mod+

285r Rev2

Published on Dec 20, 2016 romanfilippov

You can find previous posts on the Buchla format 285r Frequency Shifter by Roman Filippov here.

Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR) Tutorial #2-- Two-Pass Resonator and Saving Settings

Published on Dec 20, 2016 4mspedals

"Tutorial Video #2 in a series for the SMR from 4ms Company.

Tutorial #1 -- 1V/Octave outputs: [posted here]

This video demonstrates the Two-Pass resonator of firmware version 5. This has a much wider range of sounds than the One-Pass resonator found in firmware version 4 and earlier. The differences in sound are highlighted in this video.

Also we show how to switch to the alternative filter type "BpRe" which produces woody percussive sounds.

Finally, the method of saving setting slots is shown"

Annihilistic Healing - Heatseekerrr | OP-1 & Axoloti Core

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Heatseekerrr

"Created with an OP-1, Axoloti Core, and Reaktor 6.

The OP-1 is the brain, controlling time and FX. All the percussion was done with the OP-1 as well. That gets routed to the Axoloti, providing a wealth of different FX mapped to the Nanokontrol. All the synth sounds were created and sequenced in Reaktor 6 and sampled into the OP-1."

Red Roland SH-101 SN 442916

via this auction

Korg Trinity Denim Jacket XL From 1995

via this auction

Here's some synth bling for you.

"Korg Trinity Denim Jacket XL 1995. Promotional item. Heavy denim. Great condition!"

Note seller states in other listings that he selling his personal collection due to health issues. This item as well as others just listed below should be going to a good cause. Best of luck to the seller getting better.

Original 1981 Moog Authorized Dealer 2-sided Window Decal. Red 4" x 7"

via this auction

"Moog Authorized Dealer 2-sided Window Decal. Red 4" x 7" Unused original Vintage.

June 1980 to May 1981

Photo shown with original protective paper on both sides of decal."

ARP Odyssey & OMNI Demo Flexi Disks

ARP Odyssey Demo Flexi Disk 33 1/3 by Roger Powell. Never played, via this auction.

ARP Omni Demo Flexi Disk 33 1/3 Demo Record Original Vintage 1970's. Never played, via this auction.

Electronic Music Review No. 4 October 1967. 48 Pages. Distribution by R.A. Moog

via this auction

Note, Tristram Cary's EMScope and Kurt Stone, Joel Chadabe's The Synket are featured.

Anyone know more about the EMScope? It doesn't appear to have been mentioned on the site before now.

BMI Magazine The Many Worlds of Music, Summer 1970 Electronic Music Special

via this auction

Vintage London V.C.O. Magazine

No. 1, March 1980, London Synthesizer Center. 16 pages via this auction.

No. 4, June 1980, London Synthesizer Center. 16 pages via this auction.

1978 Roland Wah-Wah International Magazine

via this auction

Unfortunately only one pic in this listing, but what a shot. Look at that cover. See the sellers other listings for more. I'm only capturing some of the rarer ones for the archives.

"Roland Wah-Wah International Magazine Vol.3 No. 15. 8 Pages. 1977 Original. Vintage.

System 100/700

Fair Condition. Pages folded and yellowing."

Interface Moog Newsletters Featuring The Source, Minimoog, Memorymoog & More

Vol. 2, March 1981 with The Source via this auction.

Vol. 2, June 1981 with The Minimoog via this auction.

Vol. 3, Feb. 1982 with the Memorymoog via this auction.

Vol. 1, Dec. 1980 with the Opus III via this auction

Vol. 4, Dec. 1982 on Listening by Herbert A. Deutsch via this auction.

Moog Retail Price List June 28, 1980 Original Vintage

via this auction

Moog 1984 Product Catalog

via this auction

Memorymoog Plus
The Source
Taurus II
The Rogue

Moog Fall 1982 Product Catalog

via this auction

Opus 3
The Source
Taurus II
Taurus II Controller
The Rogue
1120 Pedal Controller
1121 Footswitch
1122 Footswirtch
Moog Modular Systems

"Moog Makes the Scene" 1972 Brochure

via this auction

"'Moog Makes the Scene' 1972 Brochure. Original Vintage. MiniMoog Sonic Six

1 page. Like new!"

Original Moog Warranty Card from 1980

via this auction

Original Dealer Line Art for the Moog Sonic Six & Minimoog Model D

Moog MiniMoog Dealer Line Art for Advertising RARE! Single Sheet via this auction.

Moog Sonic Six Dealer Line Art for Advertising RARE! Single Sheet via this auction.

Original Vintage Moog Promo Photos

Moog MKPH 12 Stage Phaser 8 X 10" Promo Photo 1970's Original Vintage via this auction.

Moog Vocoder 8 X 10" Promo Photo 1979 Original Vintage via this auction.

Electronic Music Synthesizers by Delton T. Horn

via this auction

"How to build or buy - and use - your own electronic music synthesizer!"

ARP White Face Odyssey & Pro Soloist Single Sheet Ad

via this auction

"ARP White Face Odyssey Single Sheet Ad 6" x 81/2" Original. Vintage"

via this auction

"ARP Pro Soloist Single Sheet Ad 6" x 81/2" Original. Vintage"

Vintage EML Synthesizer Brochures

ElectroComp 101 Synthesizer Brochure via this auction

ElectroComp 200 Synthesizer Brochure via this auction

EML 500 Performance Synthesizer Brochure via this auction

EML 500 Performance Synthesizer Brochure via this auction

The A-Z of Analogue Synthesizers Parts 1 & 2 by Peter Forrest 1st Pressing

via this auction

"The A-Z of Analogue Synthesizers Part One: A-M by Peter Forest
Published 31/10/94.
ISBN # 0 9524377 0 8
#0144 of 8000
B&W with 16 pages of color synths.
Magic marker on inside front cover as seen in photo.
Spine is tight and appears unread.

The A-Z of Analogue Synthesizers Part Two: N-Z by Peter Forest
Published 31/10/96.
ISBN # 0 9524377 1 6
#1194 of 8000
B&W with 16 pages of color synths.
Spine is tight and appears unread."

The Art Of Electronic Music by Tom Darter

via this auction

See this previous post for some pics of the inside.

Original Oberheim SEM Blank Panel - Metal 9" X 7 1/2"

via this auction

"Oberheim SEM Blank Panel Metal 9" X 7 1/2" Original Vintage 1970's

I was an Oberheim Dealer. They sold Synths with one SEM and a blank plate (as shown for sale). You could then buy a second SEM. This is an original NOS , RARE Metal blank panel.
Fits 2, 4 & 8 voice synths."

Vintage ARP Synthesizer Catalog

via this auction

"Vintage original 1970's catalog. 8 pages including Pro soloist, White face Odyssey, 2600 and 2500."

See the seller's other items for more.

RSF Blackbox

via this auction

Roland TR-55 Drum Rhythm Machine

via this auction

EMU Drumulator Drum Machine SN 5715

via this auction

8 Voice Oberheim OB-x with 4 Pole Filter Mod

via this auction

"Up for sale is an 8 voice Oberheim Obx with a 4 pole filter mod in place of the noise. It is in good condition having some tape residue left from where the logo "OBX" (on top) and "Oberheim" (back) were taped for a gig, at some point it was subjected to heat because a few of the upper octave black keys have apparently melted some. I am the second owner having bought it from a man named Virgil Weber who bought it new and used it in a Lake Tahoe show for Laura Brannigan. It also comes with an anvil case, and although the case has no padding inside, it reads the words "Obx Laura Branningan" therefore confirming the fact that it was in fact used in the show. This keyboard functions as it should and has been more stable than the OB8 I used to have!"

Roland D-50 sounds reset | load patches via sysex tutorial

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's demo how to do a Roland D50 synthesizer sounds reset back to factory settings, and a tutorial on how to load Roland d-50 presets and sound banks downloaded from the internet. We'll use Bome SendSX for transferring the sysex to the synth.


Erica Synths Pico System I patches

Published on Dec 20, 2016 Erica Synths

"During last week we asked different people to patch the Pico System and this is with what they came up with!"

MFB Tanzbar & Roland TB03 Bass Line

Published on Dec 20, 2016 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine and a TB03 synthesiser synced together (Tanzbar MIDI Out to TB03 MIDI In).

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

Patch n Tweak

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