MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Blue Years Eve. Analog Heat Patterning Bassline Poison iM1 Odyssei Animoog Geoshred Genome

Published on Dec 31, 2016 exnihilo415

"Happy Blue Year's Eve. It's just going to be one of those years.

Glenrothes Scotch - Smooth Inspirational courage
Elektron Analog Heat - Enhancement setting
Bassline - 303 action
Poison - Bass loop
iM1 - House chords / Blues piano lead
Animoog - Wash pad
Geoshred - Guitar riff loop
Korg Odyssei - Arp lead

Purchased Geoshred a long time ago but without MIDI integration it was useless to me. It's been updated with full in and out MIDI and wow does that make nice guitar sounds.

Sequenced in Genome MIDI on an iPad Pro"


Published on Dec 31, 2016 PLUCKA,S SHED

"A quik really rough put together new years eve run with roland fa06 handling arp jdxi running drums and jdxa chilling the mix"

Dark Side of the Tune Next Step

Published on Dec 31, 2016 darksideothetune

"Live New Years Eve Meanderings!"

The end is never far

Published on Dec 31, 2016 MIDERA

Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2
Radikal Technologies Accelerator
Access Virus TI
Korg ESX

Free Roland JX3P - Effects Sample Pack

As a follow-up to the free strings and pads sample set, Seaweed Factory has released a free JX3P effects sample pack here.

"This sample pack is the second of three in a series of packs featuring the Roland JX3P Synthesizer, released in 1983.

The second pack focuses on effect patches.

The four patches included have been multisampled directly from the synthesizer. The JX3P can produce 61 notes, starting at C3 (midi note 36) on up through C8 (midi note 96). Each note had been individually sampled for an extended period of time to capture the behaviour of the built-in chorus. Samples are labelled by patch name and midi note number. Each folder contains a full set of all the sounds the JX3P can make for that patch."

Korg PS-3100 Analog Synthesizer SN 806258

via this auction

"Being 39 years old, all Korg PS-3100s will have problems if they haven't been serviced in many years (EVEN if they were never gigged and kept in a smoke-free studio).

THIS unit has been serviced and REFURBISHED by a professional synthesizer and electronics engineer with decades of experience.

The POWER SUPPLY going is a common problem with synths of this era. This one is now in good shape for years to come.

However, most important is THIS (the reason for the REFURBISH):

The plastic connectors that seat the voice cards into the backplane on this type of machine have become brittle and prone to breakage. They WILL break if they haven't been replaced, especially when shipped. When I first bought this unit that's exactly what happened: it worked fine for the seller, and the voice card connectors broke during shipping because of the brittleness with age. So even if another PS-3100 is said to be in great condition -- unless the backplane has been rebuilt it will almost certainly fail during transit or soon after.

Replacing the connects requires sourcing new compatible connectors (the old ones are long out of production) means finding a technician familiar with not just analog gear, but wire-wrapping (because that's how the harness is wired). Painstaking hours are then spent, at GREAT COST, to rebuild the backplane. If this hasn't already been done, you will end up with a busted synth -- probably as soon as it is next jostled (like during shipping when you buy it).


That is why, if you want to purchase a PS-3100 to PLAY it, you should buy this unit. (That is also why it is more expensive than the few others kicking around for sale.)"

Electronic Music Laboratories ElectroComp EML-200

Published on Aug 30, 2016 Nicholas Rich

"A classic and somewhat rare analog modular synth. Fooling around here with the sample and hold."

via this auction

"An all-original Electronic Music Laboratories ElectroComp EML-200. This is a prime, collector-grade example of a rare analog modular synthesizer. Cosmetically extremely clean, and fully functional. A pot or two is noisy, but nothing requiring more than a cleaning. Comes with four original Switchcraft patch cords.
The Model 200 was introduced in 1969, with a blue panel. This is is the second version, with the silver panel. Serial #05XX. This is the cleanest example you're likely to find."

VOLTLIFE: Kamieniec in the feedback loop of a delay

Published on Dec 31, 2016 voltlife

"It's common to use a high- or low-pass filter in the feedback loop of a delay, but phasers can also produce attractive effects. This is a short demonstration of Xaoc Devices' Kamieniec phaser in the feedback loop of Roland Demora delay module."

Helios - Brown Forest (live ambient)

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Helios Music

"Hardware used: Streichfett, MS20mini, Bass Station 2, Electribe 2."

Droplets - Buchla Music Easel

Published on Dec 31, 2016 100 Things I Do

"A track that was inspired by the random voltage generator in the 208. I decided to lay that down x3 tracks of the sound and then just added sounds until I liked with I heard. A quick montage of images from the videos I created this year is also included to round off 2016 :D Thanks to everyone for the support this year!"

BOSS DR-110 Live Jam

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Zachary Berry

"The poor man's TR-606, it's the BOSS DR-110. I wanted to show off how you can perform on this machine live. The only issue that you have to be aware of is that clearing a sound still allows that sound to trigger once before cleared so you have to plan a bar ahead. Otherwise it's a fun little box to jam on.

This was recorded directly out of the machine with no post-processing or effects."

Patching a Wall of Mother 32s

via @moogmusicinc

"'The new pushes the old out of the way and retains what it wants to.' – Prince"

Cracking the Vectrex & Sega Saturn for Synthesis

These two videos came in via @midi_error. The first video on the Vectrex is pretty self explanatory. The second video on the Sega Saturn focuses more on bypassing the CD copy protection in order to load custom software, followed by a custom sound patch designer at 11:l6.

cTrix Early Vectrex Music Experiments

Published on May 8, 2015 debuglive

"Running some test ROMs on the Vectrex! (Only 2nd week of dev) Still having a few issues with hardware envelopes - they worked in assembler when I kept things simple - but get lost in translation from a YM source even though I can see the registers in the code. All part of the fun - I hope to have it working soon! This is simply a work-in-progress."

Sega Saturn CD - Cracked after 20 years

Published on Jul 10, 2016

Sound editor at 11:16.

"A detailed look into Dr Abrasive's lab and what it took to engineer a plug-in-flash-card for the Sega Saturn.

Update: Dr Abrasive now has a twitter! Discussion is now over at

FYI: This is not a commercial product. It also is still being tweaked.
FYI: The sound patch designer tool shown is in early early days!"

"Black Waves" - theme with modular, Novation UltraNova, Sterling Ray4 bass

Published on Dec 30, 2016 SynthMania

"'Black Waves' - theme with modular, Novation UltraNova, Sterling Ray4 bass"

MeSm live @ Noodlebar 22-12-2016

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Chris David

"Video recording of the live performance of MeSm (Roel Meelkop & Jos Smolders) for Noodlebar edition 22-12-2016.

Video by Chris David"

Batchas presents: Buchla Modular - Patch 044

Published on Dec 31, 2016 batchas

Patch driven by Pendulum/Ratchet.
Sound = 259e, 258v, 258j.

Buchla Modular - 259e noise

Published on Dec 31, 2016 batchas

The 259e can get pretty harsch & noisy :)"

BEMI Buchla Music Easel - Sound Sketch #19 (The End of 2016)

Published on Dec 31, 2016 ozashikiTECHNO

"Thank you for watching my videos this year.
I'm wishing you a happy new year."


Published on Dec 31, 2016 therudyrude 5U system with SSL Scat Talker.

Exploring the Arturia Matrixbrute vs Sub Phatty Filter comparison

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Flux302 of

"In this video I take the MatrixBrute and use a single square wave VCO through the Ladder filter and match tones with the Sub Phatty in a identical patch set up. please like share and comment."

Last 2016 modular Jam by Max Vicinelli

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Max Vicinelli

"Fooling around my synths."

Eurorack modular, Moog Voyager & KORG MS20.

Happy New Year melody for Synthesizer Freaks

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Dziam Bass

"Nyborg 12 & Atmegatron Odytron &Kastle synth"

Moog Memorymoog in EX condition

via this auction

"For sale is this all original Memorymoog in excellent condition. It has thoroughly been gone over by Eagle Audio in Atlanta to ensure all components are working. All voices, filters, oscillators, patches, knobs, and buttons work as they should. The keys are in great shape although the face of some the knobs have residual foam from sitting in the case. This is simply cosmetic and does not effect their operation. This unit comes with a fully padded Anvil hardshell case. Sorry, no-midi."

Vintage Crumar DS2 Digital Synthesizer SN 404

via this auction

"Digital" in that it had DCO's (digitally control oscillators) instead of VCOs (voltage controlled oscillators). It was first produced in 1978.

Vintage KORG Vocoder with Microphone VC-10 SN 161577

via this auction

Haken Continuum Firmware 8.00 Update

What's New in Continuum Firmware 8.00 from Edmund Eagan on Vimeo.

Firmware 8 Selected Presets from Edmund Eagan on Vimeo.

A demonstration of many of the System Presets new in firmware version 8.00.


Firmware 8.00 is the latest and greatest version of the Continuum firmware. There have been many improvements included in this release. Even more improvements are coming in the near future!

Firmware 8.00 includes over 120 new System Presets, designed by Edmund Eagan and other Continuum Fingerboard sound designers.

System Presets are now organized by Category making a particular preset easier to find.

Description bubbles offer patch information and suggestions for playing techniques.

Even More Ways to Play the Continuum

Elektron Analog Four and Analog Rytm Jam

Published on Dec 31, 2016 BBoy Tech Report

Polivoks Featured in Franz Ferdinand's Lucid Dreams?

Uploaded on Feb 4, 2009 Cameron Meldrum

This one came in on the AH email list as an example of the Polivoks sound, specifically the filter. 4:40 on is worth a listen to get a feel for the synth. According to the poster: "Sounds mostly LP setting for the bassline throughout, but a BP sweep at 4:40 layering into LP output panning around in stereo. You definitely want to wear headphones on this one"

I don't own a Polivoks but I of course have heard plenty of demos, and I do have an Industrial Music Electronics, Harvestman Polivoks eurorack filter and it definitely goes there. See the demo by Dave Skipper below. This is one of my favorite aggressive filters. It and the Frostwave Resonator (based on the early KORG MS20 filter), can strip the paint off of walls with a bit of resonance.

General video description from YouTube:
"This is the official album version of track 10 from Franz Ferdinand's third album: 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand'. You can buy the album from iTunes here:"

The Harvestman Polivoks VCF demo from Dave Skipper on Vimeo.

Noise Test // 01

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Dualtrx

"Some fast chaos with DPO+Maths and Teleplexer."

Moving Lights

Published on Dec 31, 2016 millolab

"An afternoon improvisation. Headphones highly recomended.
Gear used: Korg Electribe 2, Roland System1-m, Arturia Microbrute, Torcido, Demora."

Münpauzn // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Erica Synths

"Second video from December garage session, this time from our Lituhanian friend Münpauzn jamming on his modular system.


* Erica Synths Garage is a place at our office where time by time we do parties with jam sessions and live performances."

Also see: Marta SmiLga // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Volca Keys + Volca FM

Published on Dec 31, 2016 Alba Ecstasy

"Small keys, beautiful sounds! It is not a secret anymore, for many of us, that the Volca series sounds very nice even they're packed in such small boxes with such tiny keys and tiny knobs. What are these, synths for ants?! I bet if ants could play keyboards, would be very delighted to have them!
Yeah, I had some fun this morning with Volca Keys and Volca FM and I kept the mood: still, today is ending a very bad year, right?! Let's be happy about that!
Volca Keys is in UNISON mode and play a little sequence, and is getting the reverb from MI Clouds.
Volca FM plays a pad I made a few weeks ago and I used Roland Demora for delay. Also is sending time clock to Volca Keys - a really useful thing, to set the Keys on an exactly BPM!

I wish all of you a Happy New Year and may all your wishes comes true in 2017!


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