MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Moog Source, Roland VP-330 & Logan Vocalist "Air In The Hair" 70s sci fi soundtrack style

Published on Dec 27, 2016 RetroSound

"(c) 2016 vintage synthesizer demo track by RetroSound
supported by UVI:

The last video in 2016. Thank you for watching, for the feedback and for the support. Especially UVI and Matrixsynth.

I wish all my followers a fantastic 2017. :)

bass, fx and theremin sound: Moog Source Analog Synthesizer (1981)
vocal sounds: Logan Vocalist Analog Choir Synthesizer (1979)
analog strings: Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus (1979)
drums: KORG KR-55B (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: reverb and delay

RetroSound home:"


Thanks for the mention RetroSound! Looking forward to your videos in 2017.

The QU-Bit Nebulae Alternate Instrument Walkthru by LavLab

Published on Dec 27, 2016 HostileSlothRecords

"Not for the casual observer/listener....
A brief sampling of several of the alternate instruments
available for use on the QU-Bit Nebulae.
More on those here:"

Asteroid Killer - Jotunheimen

Published on Dec 27, 2016 AsteroidKillerMusic

"Recorded in December 2016.

Available for download on

Equipment used: Roland JX8P, DSI Prophet 08, Ensoniq ESQ1, Moog Sub37, Moog Minitaur, Oberheim SEM, Yamaha DX reface, Roland TR707, Elektron Machinedrum, Boss CE-1, Electro Harmonix Small Stone, Strymon El Capistan, Make Noise Erbe-Verb, Amek CIB, Empirical Labs Fatso, Studer 962, Ableton Live, Push 2"

Smashbox - TR-909 and Juno-60

Published on Dec 27, 2016 SynthMania

Angles (Drumbrute Microbrute JX-03)

Published on Dec 27, 2016 sprunging for voltage

"Tonight's slow jam. Odd timings and a kooky lead at one point, with the Drumbrute on primary percussion duty. Enjoy."

QU-Bit Chord Module: First Quick Test

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Genshi Media Group

"5 minutes after unboxing and racking, I had to record this first quick test of the QU-Bit Electronix CHORD module. I'm not using a sequencer on it (yet) so the "musicality" is coming from random modulation of the Chord's Voicing and Inversion via the Make Noise Richter Wogglebug, and the Chord's Waveform via the Mutable Instrument Peaks in LFO mode. I will be replacing my Make Noise Tempi with the XAOC Devices BATUMI Quad LFO for modulation duties on Chord. Other modules making an appearance are Mutable's Braids (sequenced by the Intellijel Metropolis), Elements & Rings (sequenced by the Arturia Beatstep Pro) Warps and Clouds."

ROLAND Alpha Juno / MKS-50 - Ambient drone music soundscape 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Dec 27, 2016 synth4ever

"Roland Alpha Juno / MKS-50 demo - playing ambient drone music soundscape on Roland Alpha Juno / MKS-50 analog synthesizer from Roland.

Using Juno CTRL real-time controller from MIDIClub ( Effects from Eventide Timefactor & Modfactor guitar pedals."

Roland RS-202 Strings with Flightcase

via this auction

"A sort of trivia regarding the RS-202: It was virtually cloned by an small American company called Multivox. they released the MX-202 which not only looked almost totally identical to the RS-202, but also featured copied hardware - component for component! Despite only a few minor differences between the two, the MX-202 still didn't sound as nice as the Roland."

See here for previous posts on the MX-202 including video.

Synton Fenix Pulse Patch

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Self playing pulse patch with the Synton Fenix Synthesizer."


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

RSF serie 11 modular / Demo 1

Published on Dec 27, 2016 seb17320

"RSF serie 11 modular"

Moog MicroMoog

via this auction

"For sale is a beautifully restored 1975 Moog Micromoog Analog Synthesizer.
This is a beautiful synthesizer, that has been completely restored to it's 1975 beauty.
It comes with a hardcase and an s-trigger to 1/4" cable.

This is a small list of the work done:
A minor, poorly done "mod" was removed as it served no value.
A selector switch was repaired.
All switches and pots were cleaned.
All knobs and switches were meticulously cleaned, and restored to their original luster with a jelly bath.
The inside was completely cleaned, as was the outside.
The key-bed was completely disassembled, cleaned, and re-assembled, with brand new bushings, so that it now plays like new.
The unit was re-calibrated to factory specs.
For details and pics, see:

The unit is now mint 1975, and comes with a hard case and a s-trigger to 1/4" adapter. This is a beautiful unit that plays and sounds wonderful, and has some really cool features missing from modern synths. Additionally, as this is a vintage thru-hole synth, it can be repaired again and again, unlike modern SMD synths where the only replacement parts are "new circuit boards.""

Sequential Circuits Pro One J Wire Model SN 2658

via this auction

Miriam & Carrol | Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Lightbath

"Our deepest gratitude, Mimi & Petie.

Simply said, this patch is three voices, two of which are generative and one, which is a sequence. The generative voices are two STOs into Optomix (shaped by Just Friends), into 4MS DLD. The sequence is Tides into Belgrad, into a secret (I'll talk once it's released), into Clouds into H9. Ableton Live provides the MIDI for all voices and also a touch of Convolution Reverb and Multiband Compression."

Silvia's Cookie

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Daniel LeGrand

"I ate a cookie and then sat down with Alright Devices' Chronoblob for the first time."

Good job. Must have been a good cookie!

Additional Tiptop Audio QuantiZer Prototype Testing

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Tiptop .Audio

"Playing with scales on the prototype. The QuantiZer control 3 x Z3000, Z2040 Z4000 Z-DSP. Z8000 feeds the QuantiZer with CV. Recorded on phone camera."

Follow-up to this post.

Blind Monk Modular Harmonic Multiplier

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Demonstrating how the overtones and distortion work with a triangle wave from an Intellijel Dixe II+ run into the Blink Monk Modular Harmonic Multiplier."


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

The following are details on the Harmonic Multiplier via the Blind Monk Modular website, where you can find some audio demos. Note this is the first Blind Monk Modular post on MATRIXSYNTH.

"The harmonic multiplier is an all analog harmonic generator and wave shaper. Capable of creating unique and complex tones, it takes an audio input from a triangle wave oscillator and multiplies the frequency up to seven times. It can process other audio signals as well. There is a built in distortion circuit for additional timbres. Input two oscillators and get a variety of ring modulator sounds and feedback is available for even further tones and harmonics.

eurorack format, all analog circuitry

individual knobs and outputs for each of the harmonics

six stages of wave folding

distortion circuit for thick pulse width sounds and sync style tones

feedback capable of creating crunchy digital sounding harmonics

input control voltages for wave symmetry, chorus like effects, and feedback tone control

can also be used as a two channel mixer"

Live Jam - Moog Minitaur + Echoplex & blueSky

Published on Dec 26, 2016 johnsquibb

"Live recording of sequenced Moog Minitaur with Strymon blueSky reverb, EP103 Echoplex Delay."

Synth Ladder for Cats?

via CatSynth

How did it get into the sink?

RSF Kobol Synthesizer VST Emulation - PolyKB III by xils-lab

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Ali Musician

PolyKB III by xils-lab

"Simply the most versatile and powerful analog modelled polyphonic synthesiser ever produced

Intro Price : 119€ Until January 21th, 2017

The PolyKB III captures the sound and spirit of the legendary RSF PolyKobol 2 polyphonic synthesizer, including its most revolutionnary feature : Morphing analog Oscillators.

This set it apart from all the other common analog synth recreations, because you have instant access to hundreds of different analog modelled & free running oscillators waveforms. More than in other synthesizer, including those who propose switching between oscillators models. Icing on the cake, they can be dynamically modulated by many sources.

Moog Opus-3 SN 3465

via this auction

"Used Moog Opus 3 analog synth with hard shell road case on wheels, sustain footswitch, and power cable. Quintessential, awesome, vintage, analog synth sounds from this unit that could use a little TLC. It saw a good amount of gigging thirty years ago and was recently dusted off from storage. It's got some typical road wear (particularly on the wood paneling and a missing on/off switch for the chorus mode) and the following functionality seems to need repair: the chorus mode, 'VCF Contour', and 'Articular Release'"

ROLAND TB-303 SN 253100

via this auction

Sébastien Léger - Christmas Modular Live Session

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Sébastien Léger

"used in this patch:

Sequencer: Intellijel Metropolis (Rings lead), Make Noise Rene (Bass), Mutable Instruments Grids (Shaker/WoodBlock), 4ms Quad Clock Divider
VCO: Mutable Instruments Rings (lead) & Braids (strings), Intelljel Dixie II (bass)
FX: 4ms Dual Loop Delay, XAOC Devices Kamieniec (6 stages phaser), Qu Bit RT60 (reverb)
LFO: Erica Synths, XAOC Batumi
Mixer: WMD Perfomance Mixer, Intellijel Dubmix
Transpose: Make Noise Pressure Point, Frequency Central Trans Europa, Intellijel Unity Mixer.

No computer has been used for this performance (apart from recording)"

Gecho Mini Music Box Loopsynth on Kickstarter

Published on Dec 8, 2016 Gecho Loopsynth

"In music box you’ve seen gears, steel comb and cylinder with pins. Gecho doesn’t try to hide its printed circuit board and some electronic elements. You can touch them – actually, you are encouraged to touch them, nothing will break!

While you can’t see electrons moving in copper traces, there are twenty-nine colourful lights to show what is going on inside... and because interaction is embedded deeply in spirit of today’s technology, even our music box must not stay inert. It can hear your voice, pick frequencies off your musical instruments, remember and play them back to you. It has four sensors to measure distance of your fingers hundred times per second.

It senses magnetic fields and infra-red light, expanding your senses... and knows how to translate these invisible forces to something you can hear.

But most importantly, even with the very basic program, Gecho creates unique ambience for your ears.

Eager to explore it?"

via the Kickstarter campaign

"Gecho is a polyphonic, pocket synthesizer with interactive controls

How it works: TL; DR

Instead of knobs, it has touch-less sensors that react to your fingers. It also has very sensitive microphones that hear your singing, whistling or tapping. The collected signal is fed through a group of variable-resonant filters, forming chord-progressions. At the same time, environmental noise peaks disturb the filters settings, creating complexity of sounds.

Full story

I tried to make a music box using the current technology, replacing steel comb, pinned cylinder, cogwheels and springs with crystal oscillators and power cells... but I ended up with something more complex. It can be a music box - with a click of the button, it starts playing melodies straight away. But it can also be so much more...

chris randall - groove_experiment

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Chris Randall

"A little morning play-about."

Helios - Dreamscape Ambient Trip

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Helios Music

"Just an idea I had...
Hardware used: Korg Electribe 2, Korg MS20Mini, Korg Kaosspad 3+, Roland Tr8, Waldorf Streichfett, Novation Bass Station 2."

09-The Yamaha CS-15: Part - The VCA Part 2

Published on Dec 27, 2016 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part exploration of the sound and functionality of the VCA of the Yamaha CS-15. Yes, that's right... the VCAs are so functional in this synth, there are two parts to this video! :D

Do you want to help in the creation of videos like this?"

All parts here.

ROLI Seaboard Rise - Xmas Demo by Pasquale Barile ( Synthonia - Performer )

Published on Dec 27, 2016 Space4Keys

You can see how the ROLI Seaboard Rise controls the ROLI Equator software synth at :54.

Merry Christmas!! - The Snowman (Dark Version)

Published on Dec 27, 2016 KlaatuNinja

Deep Space Ambient Xmas Jam (Dec 27 2016)

Published on Dec 27, 2016 stereofect

"I got a Bastl Kastle and some blinky lights for Xmas. Decided to add them both to my DAWless rig and make a blinky ambient synth jam for Xmas.

Hope you enjoy it.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from -=stereofect=-


Synth song #11

Published on Dec 27, 2016 organfairy

"Again, this is more a demonstration than an actual 'song' and it isn't actually nice in any sonic way.


I have made several frequency dividers over the years. Most of them are based on the 4017 or 4024 integrated dividers. But this time I wanted to make a frequency multiplier. The way I have done it is to use a 4046 phase locked loop with a 4017 decade counter in the feedback loop. I made three of those and build them into the same box.

The other sounds are a made with my drum synthesizer through a spring reverb and one of my synthesizers with the filter controlled by a random generator."

nanoloop mono + nanoloop 1.7 + octatrack + op-1

Published on Dec 27, 2016 j. tomes

"a section of a live set i am working on for NYE!

the video cut out so the rest of the audio can be heard here:"

Christos Modulor 114

Published on Dec 26, 2016 Christo Roppolo

"Modulation and non normaled mode to create sequence like noises"

Patch n Tweak

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