Friday, June 30, 2017

More OB-Xa & DMX atmospheres

Published on Jun 30, 2017 SynthMania

"Three more OB-Xa + DMX tidbits."

Part 1 here.

Ambient Monologue lead and Radias pads & percs 'Radilogue'

Published on Jun 30, 2017 Arrayzable

"It felt good playing this!

As always live play with synths and sequencers.

Used in this track:

Korg Radias
Korg Monologue"

Conifer | Eurorack Ambient

Published on Jun 30, 2017 r beny

"Summertime blues. Testing the Roland Go:Mixer"

19 minute synth jam (ms-20, system-1, nord, elektron, monologue, volca)

Published on Jun 30, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

I wanted to push the limits a bit with this one, and try to make a long 20+ minute jam session.. and I failed! :D 19.44 dammit!

This is a piece written in 2 parts, an ambient style intro which moves toward an upbeat section. Even though the track is only 99bpm i wanted to make it feel like its moving pretty fast.

00:00 Part I
05:55 Part II

There is loads and loads of stuff going on in this one, intro is made with the NLA1 + reface CP and a reverse piano loop on the tc electronic ditto looper. Reface CP in the intro has FX bluesky reverb mix on full, so the accents are washed away in the reverb for a smooth dreamy sound.

The NLA1 is being controlled by an expression pedal, which opens up the filter and increases the rate on the built in phaser FX i am using on the pad sound. The ms-20 has a brutal bass-pad sound .. laced with some white noise on top for that creamy dirty feel + through the el cap and space for ambience.

Volca bass does the low bass, monologue a modulated bass with noise, 0-coast a messed up randomized bass melody.. + elektron with a couple resonant hits and basses over the top.

Modular is doing a wavetable mishmash through the morphagene + some weird modulated delays in the space spiral.

All in all, i went sort of all in on this one, but I feel its pretty laid back anyways, which was the goal for this track.

Gear used: TR-8, System-1, TB-3, KORG volca bass x2, keys, (fm not in use), monologue, ms-20, 0-coast, erbus, elektron analog four, reface CP, NLA1, microgranny MG.2.4

Modular, braids wavetable mishmash through the morphagene - rack on modulargrid:

FX, strymon bluesky, el capistan, eventide space, mooer skyverb, red panda particle, catalinbread CSIDMAN, tc electronic ditto X2, ms-70 CDR, eaerthquaker devices space spiral, keeley engineering caverns

Big thanks to the burgonauts for making this video possible - BoOoOoM enjoy !"

Brighton Modular Meet 2017 This Weekend!

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Brighton Modular Meet

One last reminder, Brighton Modular Meet 2017 is this weekend. Full details here:

Pioneer DSI Toraiz AS-1 custom sounds

Published on Jun 30, 2017 tblv9300

Alpicat - THEMIS (Full Album)

Published on Jun 23, 2017 Alpicat

A new release from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Alpicat.

"This album of relaxing electronica, made with the reFX Nexus2 VST (with Hollywood Synths expansion) in Ableton Live 9 and the Alesis Q61 keyboard, is loosely inspired by the music of Jean-Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream.

Mediterranean Jacques Cousteau vibes meet late 80's French TV library music, conveying the technological optimism of the Mitterrand era European union. Synth laden melodies are bolstered by emotive piano lines and minimal percussive accents to create poignant soundscapes of a future that could have been."

JunkieXL: Yamaha CS Synthesizers - Studio Time: S2E13

Published on Jun 30, 2017 junkiexlofficial

"Let's explore some of my favorite synths from Yamaha that have influenced mine and several other film scores!"

Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes

Published on Jun 30, 2017 ROLI

"Watch Electromagnetic Pulse by Grimes. Grimes shares anecdotes and discusses her inspiration for her new BLOCKS and NOISE soundpack. Buy it now from the Soundpack Store in the NOISE app today — or get it free with every Seaboard Block or Lightpad Block!

Learn more and preview the soundpack here:"

Erica Synths - Black VC EG & Expander

Published on Jun 30, 2017 DivKidVideo


This is a long video so scroll down for the contents to skip through to certain patches.

The Erica Synths Black series VC EG (voltage controlled envelope generator) and expander bring a unique trick or two to the envelope world and to be blunt are just ace! There's tweak knob responses so the times scale from 0 seconds to 1.5 seconds at 12 o'clock on the knob then from 1.5 seconds to 12 seconds full clockwise. The expander adds a unique CV mode that breaks out the envelope stages into independent CV sources. This is different from the logic mode that gives us a gate outputs while that stage on the envelope is active as each output is variable. The attack output (in CV mode) will rise from 0 volts through the attack time and shape set on the module and then as it hits the decay stage that voltage drops to zero. The decay output then immediately rises from being inactive at 0 volts to full voltage and decays in line with the decay time and so on. This is a long video as it really opens lots of opportunities with the features mentioned and a few other bits. So here's a clickable set of contents to skip around.

00:00 quick patch cuts
00:27 intro and features
02:11 envelope to VCA & folder - basic features
02:31 re-trigger
02:50 gate, re-trigger and CV
03:47 first patch exploring the expander and it's CV mode
06:50 first patch expanding exploring the per stage CV outs
09:45 looping envelopes and four stage LFOs
15:30 dual modules, patching drum sounds and thumping beats!
20:39 bouncing ball trick, dual envelopes, pads and drones

People on my Patreon page have extra exclusive content breaking down these patches and others going through sound sources, processing, mixing and FX. If you'd like to see those consider becoming a patron at to support on going free content for everyone as well as the creation of lots of extra content and giveaways for those that show support."

Roland SH-2 w/ VCO SYNC MOD

via this auction

"VCO SYNC MOD installed
VCO SYNC ( 1 to 2 ) already installed (please see the last two pictures).
SH-2 VCO1 has a switch that cancels bender effect, this will enable nice sweep sounds to go from VCO-2."

Vermona Perfourmer Analog Synth

via this auction

Korg M1 Synthesizer Demo

Published on Jun 29, 2017 North Anchor

"All sounds, drums and effects with the exception of a pick guitar are from the Korg M1. Sequenced on a Alesis MMT8 sequencer. Recorded into a Fostex 4 track cassette. Around 1989."

Riamiwo - Sonar Resonanz / Studio Livesession (Riamiwo StudioVlog 43)

Published on Jun 30, 2017 riamiwovideos

"Release Day of my Sonar Resonanz EP :) Here's a live-session of the first track of the EP. Sonar Resonanz contains also awesome remixes by Beatamines and Paale.

Listen to the EP on soundcloud:

Get your copy here:

Intellijel Cylonix Shapeshifter - What's New In 2.02

Published on Jun 30, 2017 intellijel

"The latest firmware for the Intellijel Cylonix Shapeshifter adds and improves a huge list of features. This video gives a short demonstration of what's new in 2.02.

Version 2.02
Changed: encoder selection for CHORD TYPE or BANK now wraps around the entire list but quick rotation will shortcut you (stop) at the list end or beginning.

Version 2.01.1

Fixed: COMB+LOAD operation to initialize all settings to zero.

Version 2.01

Added: the CHORD TYPE parameter can now be controlled by the MODB signal.
Added: the wave bank selection for oscillators 1 and 2 can now be controlled by the MODB signal.
Added: the two oscillators now have independently selectable SYNC MODES, and both now have 1-shot and Hold modes.
Added: pressing the INT. SYNC button twice causes the internal sync event generator to drop in frequency by one octave (the INT. SYNC LED flashes when this mode is selected).
Added: when the QUANT. button is pressed twice the PITCH2 input becomes a CLOCK input for oscillator 2, where the period of the oscillator 2 cycle is equal to the input clock period. The QUANT. led flashes in this mode. In this mode the RATIO input sets the clock division/multiplication factor.
Added: 8 more pulse modes, including PWM, Square and random.
Added: added another mode to the PRESET STEP menu, where the preset is randomized on each step.
Added: pressing COMBO MODE and MORPH while in PRESET MODE randomizes the settings.
Added: pressing DETUNE and LOAD while in PRESET MODE displays the firmware version.
Added: the oscillator 2 output can be directed to modulate the SHAPE1 or TILT parameters.
Added: the MODA signal can now be used to serve as the SYNC source for oscillator 2 or to step presets.
Changed: the DECAY parameter range has been changed to give a smoother change with more values at longer decay times.
Changed: the PERC. MODE LED now flashes when the Gate behaviour is selected (by pressing the PERC. MODE button twice).
Changed: the initial part of the INT. FM control curve has been changed to give more resolution at the low end.
Changed: the number of presets has been increased to 100 and all presets are now stored in non-volatile memory. The presets now have user-definable 8-character labels, which can be randomized.
Changed: the number of the last preset to be loaded or saved is remembered, and is loaded upon powerup (previously preset# 1 was loaded on powerup).
Changed: the range of the TILT parameter has been lowered by a factor of 4. This gives more resolution in the interesting range of the tilt effect.
Changed: the bank numbers and chord type no longer wrap around, making it easier to reach the ends.
Changed: knobs are set to soft-pickup after a preset is loaded, even when leaving preset mode. Soft-pickup action is changed so that the knob takes over from the preset value when it is moved a little bit.
Changed: the labels for the MODA destinations “Shape1” and “Shape2” have been changed to “Shaper1” and “Shaper2” to better reflect the actual behaviour in these modes.
Fixed: Added a short (4msec) delay to the MODB Preset Stepping after the sync pulse is received. This is needed because many sequencers send the gate signal before the voltage has settled to its new value."

First Look: SynthMaster 2.8.9 Synthesizer Update

Published on Jun 30, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Quick First Look at the SynthMaster 2.8.9 Synthesizer Update"

Studiologic Sledge Synthesiser Tutorial 54

Published on Jun 30, 2017 David Clements

"George Hall recreates sounds used on the classic ELP track Trilogy from the album of the same name. Learn synth programming with George Hall."

All parts here.

Evil Pt. II Let The Machines Do The Talking. Modular Synth Jam

Published on Jun 30, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Quick live CHAOTIC Modular Jam Last night after building the MACRO DUAL 2HP FREEZE.

Figured i should share! High Quality Audio Available on my PATREON."

Novation Bass Station 2 & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Jun 30, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Bass Station 2 synthesiser through the Big Sky.

No further processing except normalisation."

Smooth, click-free stutters and edits with TimeShaper

Published on Jun 30, 2017 Cableguys

Thought this one was pretty interesting as it gives you some insight into what can cause clicks in sample based synthesis.

"Twist time and transform any sound with TimeShaper, the multiband stutter, scratch, reverse and glitch plugin. Try it free:

This demo song is made using Computer Music magazine loops."

Roland TR-606 Drumatix

Published on Jun 29, 2017 tiergrinder

"16+ minutes of sounds from the Rolands TR-606 Drumatix drum machine. Recorded dry without any effects or post processing.

606 is sometimes referred as the poormans TR-808. It doesn't sound quite like an 808 and it only has 7 sounds (Kick, Snare, Lo Tom, Hi Tom, Cymbal, Closed Hihat, Open Hihat), but it still carries that Roland X0X vintage charm. I bet the looks doesn't hurt either.

TR-606 sequencer does something that many other classics didn't do. It can switch between pattern play and pattern write modes, while the sequncer is running. Sounds are classic Roland from the 80's. TR-606 Kick is relatively weak when compaired to other sounds, but with mixing kick all the way up, cranking some accent and mixing other sounds lower levels, the 606 Kick can have some nice punch to it. Snare isn't exactly like on the TR-808 but its similar. Tom sounds gets closest to the 808 realm, while hihats sound more metallic, if thats even possible. From all the rolands analog drum machines, I love the 606 hihats the most. They sizzle and shine, and can really cut through when accent is applied to them. Overall the 606 is fun little box. Its cute, small but powerful and it has that analog drum machine magic.

This video is tad long and even boring at times, but I wanted to record long video, that shows simple beat making from start to finish and show some programmed patterns."

Thursday, June 29, 2017

OB-Xa & DMX Italo noodlage

Published on Jun 29, 2017 SynthMania

"OB-Xa & DMX Italo live to two-track noodlage, circa 1983 style."

Roland MKS-70 + Vecoven OS 4.09 + PWM Upgrade

via this auction

"Released in 1986, it was Roland's last analog synth and boy it is a monster with 12 voices and 24 oscillators! The MKS70 is the rack version of the JX10 and is essentially 2x JX8P engines in a box with a nice VFD display.

This is no vanilla MKS70, it comes loaded with the latest Vecoven OS version 4.09 which completely overhauls the synth to allow proper modern MIDI control along with A LOT of extra features. This unit also has the PWM upgrade which unlocks Roland's unimplemented PWM in the synth, further extending its power. I'm also including a Behringer BCR2000 with a template that is already mapped to the MKS70 which you will need to have knob per function control over all the new features added in the OS upgrade.

You can read about the upgrades here"

KORG Pa4X OS v.2 - New Sounds, Drum Kits, Styles, Features

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Korg

"Pa4X Operating System v2.0 introduces new exciting features, improves the existing functions, and streamlines the user interface. In addition, new Sounds and Styles are introduced. This new OS version makes the instrument easier to play, and much more versatile."

Baseck Jamming with a Rare Pearl Fightman FM8

There have only been four previous posts to this one featuring the Pearl Fightman FM8. Anyone know when these were produced? Wikipedia doesn't even mention the Fightman FM8.

Update via Atomic Shadow:

"I bought a brand new Pearl Fightman drum set in 1984, just before my son was born. It cost $400.00. It had 5 identical 10 inch trigger pads with black, Remo drum heads. The sides of the pads were blue and the stands that came with it were crap. The sound module had one, sampled sound for the toms, bass, snare, hit, cymbals, etc. The adjustments were very basic. Pitch, sustain, volume. That's about it."

Moog Subsequent 37 Tech House Jam

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Taylor Lars

"Jamming with the new Subsequent 37 Moogfest Edition on a song I'm working on. This was quick take as I was trying to catch the sunset on the synths. It happens during a 15minute window every day. My fave time to jam! Anyhow, here is the entire song. Hope you enjoy! @kcsynthguy on instagram for more! Thanks!"

Bastl Dude: Feedback Tutorial and Demo

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"The Bastl Dude feedback-machine finally used to its fullest. The Kastle, Arcade, and Tonic are along for the the ride on this crazy feedback train. Also explained is the connection strategy I use to connect the POs with the Dude so I can mix their levels and keep them synced."

Ensoniq EPS Sampler Keyboard w/ Case & Disks

via this auction

"Ensoniq EPS is a unique 13-bit sampler is highly versatile with multiple sample rates to choose from (6.25 to 52kHz). This one is in spectacular condition, works flawlessly and includes:

Soft poly foam carrying case
4X- Memory Expansion (installed)
Ensoniq Sustain Pedal
AC Power Cable
Advanced EPS Manuals

EPS Signature Series Disks: David Hentschel Volume 1 (2 disks)
EPS Signature Series Disks: Craig Anderson Volume 1 (3 disks)
EPS Signature Series Disks: Nile Rodgers Volume 1 (3 disks)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #7 (Dream Guitar)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #8 (Electric Guitar)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #3 (Tenor Sax)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #9 (Ecstasy)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #6 (Epic Strings)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #4 (Power Drums)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #2 (Acoustic Guitar, Moonlight)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #5 (Pop horns, celestial voices, electric bass, upright bass)"

Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator

via this auction

"Excellent example of the infamous, Yamaha TX81Z! This one is fully operational and squeaky clean, just some minor rack rash. Get your "Latey Bass" on."

Alesis A6 Andromeda Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction and Reverb

"Alesis Andromeda, in very good conditions, love this analog monster, no missing knobs, or parts. There is a small cosmetic flaw on the bottom due to moving it around from room to room here in the studio, but does not affect at all its functionality."

DSI Pro2 Tip: How to start with the DSI Pro 2

Published on Jun 29, 2017 APP SOUND

"A quick tutorial. It's so easy to start with designing your own sounds for the DSI Pro 2. Please try this: "Paraphonic Wave Sequencing". If you love 'Wave Sequencing' and 'Arpeggios' ... you hopefully will like it. You can get these sounds (the set is called 'Pro Steps') via"

Baseck - Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

Published on Jun 29, 2017 baseck

"Quick clip on one of my tracks. 100% dsi tempest. Follow my Instagram for more vids @baseck"

Let's Play with Mood

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Tim Webb

"Mood is a re-imaging of the classic Moog Model D. Rather than emulating the original hardware faithfully, this takes things much further! In this Let's Play I'm exploring both the standard and non-standard features of the app. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a new monthly Patreon campaign:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

iTunes: mood - apeSoft

Estradin-11 Rare Soviet Analog Drum Maсhine

Published on Mar 1, 2013 sergioavia

"Estradin-11 'Golden Edition'
great analog sound, no effects"

This is the first post to feature the Estradin-11.

Erica Synths Pico Voice & Fusion VCF v2 & Fusion VCA v2

The official press release for three new eurorack modules by Erica Synths:

"Erica Synths Pico Voice & Fusion VCF v2 & Fusion VCA v2

June 29, 2017

Let me introduce you to Erica Synth Pico Voice module- a versatile sound source just in 3HP, as well for all the tube fans we have launched a new version for Fusion VCF and Fusion VCA.

Erica Pico Voice is amazingly versatile sound source just in 3HP. It features 8 sound generation algorithms: Karplus Strong, Chords, Wavetable, TB303 bassline emulation, PWM, Supersaw, Wavefold and Harmonic saturation, with three adjustable parameters per algorithm and CV control over one user defined parameter. Despite the small size, Pico Voice sounds bigger than it is!

Main features:
• 8 great sounding
• Manual and 1V/oct Tuning
• 2 adjustable parameters per algorithm
• Assignable CV control over algorithms
• User setting memory
• Colour coded algorithms selection

Price: 120€ (ex. VAT)

[Demo video here]

24dB/12dB Fusion VCF v2 is our take on the four pole lowpass filters. Each side of double triode drives signal between 2nd and 3rd stage of the filter, while germanium diodes are used to limit output signal. Result ultimately deep sounding VCF with unique character. Ingenious resonance volume compensation circuit and filter slope selection make this filter ideal for live performances.
Main features:
• 4 pole lowpass resonant VCF with tube drive between stages
• Three input signal mixer
• Selectable 24db/12dB filter slope
• Signal drop compensation, when resonance is increased
• Germanium diode based output signal limiter

Price: 290€ (ex. VAT)

[Demo video here]

The core of Fusion VCA v2 is Russian miniature pentode 1Ж24B with a power consumption comparable to an LED. We developed unique audio and tube control circuits, so Fusion VCA sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Feedback adds harmonics to the original signal and acts similar to cutoff knob on VCFs and Deform knob controls amount of distortion in germanium diodes based circuit.
Main features:
• Miniature pentode based VCA
• Manual VCA bias control
• Audio signal feedback control
• Germanium diodes/tube overdrive
• Waveshaping – signal deform
• 2 input signal mixer
• Overdrive flavour select switch

Price: 240€ (ex. VAT)"

Erica Synths Fusion VCF v2 demo by ▅ ▅ ▅

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Erica Synths

"Here is the demo for the Fusion VCF made by our friend ▅ ▅ ▅. Enjoy!"

Electric Universe - Getting ready for the special Laser Harp Guitar Live set at Antaris Project

Published on Jun 28, 2017 ANIS FERHAOUI

Note it's not just note on/off. At :21 you can see it controlling filter cutoff.


via this auction

Distant Clouds (original track by synth pro)

Published on Jun 23, 2017 synthpro

"Hey guys,

this is a track I wrote and thought I would share. All sounds from my polymoog 203a.

This track is also in Memory of Dave Luce, the inventor of the polymoog.

Thanks for watching,

Garry's Polymoog 280a Restoration by Synthpro

Published on May 2, 2017 synthpro

"Hey Guys, this is a video I made for Garry of his pre restored polymoog 280a that he purchased. He has not seen it in person yet so this is just a video going over some of the first power up."

Elektron Announces the Octatrack MKII

via Elektron

"Octatrack MKII is improved, enhanced and modified. A better version of itself, built to mangle samples in demanding environments. Ensured by: high quality buttons and hi-res encoders, a crisp OLED screen with fantastic viewing angles, a professional contactless crossfader and an increased count of dedicated buttons.

This is Octatrack MKII. The ultimate tool for live performers. Available in August for €1449/$1349

What’s new?

Crisp OLED screen providing optimal feedback in dimly lit environments
Ultra durable back-lit buttons. Rated for 50 million presses
Contactless silky smooth performance crossfader
Precise, hi-res encoders
Increased amount of dedicated buttons enabling quicker workflow
Balanced audio inputs with plenty of headroom

8 stereo audio tracks
8 dedicated MIDI tracks
Instant stereo sampling
Real time sample time-stretch & pitch-shift
2 × insert FX per audio track
3 × LFO per track
Live friendly Elektron sequencer
Contactless performance Crossfader
Crisp 128 × 64 OLED screen
Hi-res encoders
Durable back-lit buttons
1 × ¼” headphones output
2 × ¼” impedance balanced main output
2 × ¼” impedance balanced cue output
4 × ¼” balanced external input
1 × USB 2.0 High Speed port
W340 × D185 × H63 mm (8.5 × 7.2 × 2.5″) including knobs and rubber feet
Weight approx. 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
Fully compatible with Octatrack MKI projects/data"

ARP Odyssey Patchbook

Get it at Korg's

Twin Peaks Laura Palmers Theme on the Fender Rhodes

via @Abid_ism, via @fabmass.

"please never forget how good the clip of angelo badalamenti talking about coming up with laura palmers theme w/ Lynch for twin peaks is"

Mokira - Raagini Digital + Taal Tarang Digital (Original Check)

Published on Jun 29, 2017 repeatle

"Ambient drone using three digital indian mantra machines.
Two Raagini Digital Electronic Tanpura and one Taal Tarang Digital Power."

DiscoverSoftware // Native Instruments - Kodiak Blocks

Published on Jun 29, 2017 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 099-
DiscoverSoftware 021-

"Demo of the new Kodiak Blocks of Native Instruments Reaktor Blocks. Its not a standalone demo of the blocks but a demo of the preset ensembles which include the Kodiak Blocks."

Behringer DEEPMIND 12 - Ambient Chillout Music Soundscape 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Jun 29, 2017 synth4ever

"Behringer Deepmind 12 synth demo -- playing a relaxing, dreamy ambient electronica music soundscape on Deepmind 12 analog synth from Behringer.

This relaxing ambient chill-out / new age synthesizer music created via arpeggiator, delay, reverb, filter/envelope adjustments, LFO modulations."

Ambient Synth Passage #5 - Korg MS2000B + Strymon ElCapistan & Bluesky

Published on Jun 29, 2017 JediSid

"Ambient Synth Passage #5 - Korg MS2000B + Strymon ElCapistan & Bluesky"

"Atomic Power" acid jam with TT303, MB33, Electribe Sampler, Tetra, Streichfett & Volca FM

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Shimanski Beats

"'Atomic power' acid house live hardware performance!
Everything recorded in one go, no multi-tracking.

Gear used in this track:
Korg Electribe Sampler: drums, vocal samples and hardware sequencing
MAM MB 33: saw wave acid line
Cyclone Analogic Bassbot TT-303: square wave acid line
DSI Tetra: unison bass
Korg Volca FM: wiry FM drone
Waldorf Streichfett: string pad

TC Electronic Dark Matter distortion (on TT 303)
TC Electronic Alter Ego x4 Vintage delay (on TT 303)
Lexicon MX 200 (chorus and delay on MB 33)
TC Electronic M-One XL reverb on TT-303, MB33, Volca FM
TC Electronic M350 phaser&reverb on Electribe Sampler (subtly)"

Patchblocks minijam Studio - Kickstarter Update 1

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Patchblocks

"This is just a quick overview of some new features of the tek.drum - intended for our Kickstarter backers ... or anyone else curious.
You can still jump onboard and be one of the first to get the minijam:'

Noir Et Blanc Vie THOUGHTS ON EP. 2 Behringer Model D - Minimoog Model D Reissue - Analog Synthesizer

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Let's discuss the forthcoming Behringer D
Let me know what you think of the new content in the comments section."


Published on Jun 29, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"This is a Dual 2hp Freeze. made from 2 2hp Freeze boards. Why? because im stupid. Taking one of the most compact, synthesizer modules on the marker, and making it stupidly big."

Korg Monologue (Presets)

Published on Jun 29, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Demonstration of the presets included with the Monologue

No processing except for normalisation."

Monologue on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

Turning the Drumbrute Series into A New Album.

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Christopher White

"It's been a great experience recording my explorations of the DrumBrute and the Prophet12 on film, and as a byproduct, I've ended up with a few new tunes. If you're interested they're available for download now. Watch this film to get a taste and if you want to listen to the album, see the link below. Thanks!


disting mk4 - Wavetable VCO

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Expert Sleepers

Moog comparison

Published on Jun 29, 2017


Christopher Kah - Session X with the Elektron DIGITAKT & Roland TB-03

Published on Jun 29, 2017 HighWav

"It’s good to have many machines for building a track, but it’s better when you push all the force, all your heart on just one machine,
this is my definition of the minimalism".
#instinctive #spontaneity
100% Machines. No Laptop. TOTAL IMPROVISATION.


Digitakts on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

ARP QUADRA Analog Synthesizer (1978) 4 Elements

Published on Jun 29, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

ARP QUADRA - Analog Synthesizer 1978

all sounds: ARP QUADRA Analog synthesizer from the year 1978
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: Electro Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe

I used all four synth sections (analog strings and phase shifter, poly-synth, bass-synth, lead-synth), all played live by hand, no midi

The Quadra is a four-section synthesizer consisting of a bass-synth (monophonic), poly-synth (full polyphonic), lead-synth (duophonic), and Solina like analog strings (full polyphonic)
The synth has included a awesome 12 stage phase shifter, dual portamento controls and a fantastic arpeggiator."

Updated Prototype Analog DIY Polysynth by adamstan

Prototypowe Dźwięki | Prototype Sounds vol. 2 - splits & layers

Published on Jun 28, 2017 adamstan84

See the adamstan label at the bottom of this post for more.

"Next - hopefully final - prototype of my analog polyphonic synthesizer. New features in this version are 8 voices, bitimbrality and stereo output from each voicecard, with independent panning circuits.

2xVCO (with sync and PWM), Ringmod, FM (VCO A/noise to VCF / VCO B), 3xADSR, 3xLFO, multimode VCF 12dB/oct. - LPF/HPF/BPF

Table of contents (numbers in parentheses indicate voice allocation between layers):
00:03 Autotune - takes approx. 15 seconds
00:21 Split: Unison bass + Strings (4+4)
01:02 Organ (8)
01:24 Split: Pad + brass (4+4)
02:05 VCF used as sine oscillator with keyboard tracking (8). Filters don't have temperature compensation so they will drift, however, given some time to warm up they keep pretty well
02:29 Brass (8)
02:50 Layer: Pad + ringmod bells (4+4)
03:21 Split: Bass + comp (1+7)
04:19 Split: Pad + lead (7+1)
05:14 some filter tweaking - playing with resonance, envelope depth and switching between different modes
07:00 Stereo spread adjustment"

DIY B5 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer Demos

Published on Jun 7, 2016 adamstan84

"Better late, than never :-) I've finally managed to record demo video for my DIY polysynth built in 2008. 5 voices with 2 VCOs, 3 EGs, 3 LFOs, Ring Mod, Noise source and Moog ladder filter."

Marek Biliński - Fontanna radości (cover)

Published on Sep 24, 2009 adamstan84

"Cover nagrany jako utwór demonstracyjny dla zbudowanego przeze mnie w ramach pracy dyplomowej syntezatora analogowego widocznego na filmie. || Recorded as demo track for my DIY analogue polysynth shown on video. Don't know why, but I can't post replies to comments. - here I've written something more about this synthesizer (there are schematics and source codes). In short - analogue circuits are common designs taken from various sources, digital control circuitry is my design."

"After almost 2 years of work, I've finished my DIY polysynth Very Happy Very Happy It is based on various module designs available on the net.
I consider it to be a "Poor mans Memorymoog" with a little bit of Prophet 5 thrown in Wink. It features:
- 5 voices
- 2xVCO per voice
- 3xEG per voice (hardwired to pitch, cutoff and volume)
- 3xLFO (pitch, cutoff and PWM)
- Moog ladder VCF
- Noise source
- Ring Modulator
- Patch memory (128 user patches)
- Mono mode with selectable note priority (High/Low) and triggering (single/multi) and with portamento
- unison with adjustable detuning
VCO A offers sawtooth, square and triangle. VCO B offers sawtooth and square waves. Having triangle wave available is essential if you want to obtain some nice fm-like sounds from RingMod.

It's built using only standard off-the-shelf components - no CEM or SSM or similar chips inside - only typical opamps, switches, transistors etc.

Case (together with keyboard) was salvaged from some crappy 70's combo organ."

Also see this post.

EDD-5 / analogue drum synthesizer demo

Analogowy moduł perkusyjny EDD-5 / analogue drum synthesizer - demo 2 - exploring kick and snare

Published on Apr 2, 2016 adamstan84

"EDD-5 - analogue drum synthesizer from Poland. Triggered by individual audio outputs from Vermona DRM. Playing with kick and snare sounds. Starting from something TR-like, and then morphing it into a sound that reminds me of Yamaha RX drum machines. There is a little bit of reverb used.

Cymbals are from Vermona.

@2:36 - unfortunately arpeggiator fell out of sync for a moment when switching patterns, so the bass line is off by a 8th note."


Published on Mar 27, 2015 Scienceforce

"Ultra rare EKO COMPUTERHYTHM drum Machine, produced in very few exemplars, about 15 or 20 ever made.
It was used in some famous J-M Jarre songs as 'OXIGENE' and performances, this unit in in Near Mint conditions with an unique very special programming interface, individual outputs. It can read some exclusive punch cards in order to make some drum sequences as presets.. Awesome gear!"

You can find one more demo of the EKO COMPUTERHYTHM from Scienceforce here.

Vermona DRM Vintage Digital Rhythm Machine - Highest Quality - Presets and programming

Published on Jul 2, 2013 Szathmári Tamás

"Vermona DRM Digital Rhythm Machine - Presets and programming -
Recording Equipment: Zoom H4n (48/16) - Canon 5DmkIII 1080@25

(the first led doesnot work on this DRM)"

Solton Ketron Programmer 24 - Amazing Italo Disco Machine | 1985 |

Published on Feb 15, 2016 RemasterMix

"Solton Ketron Programmer 24 + External F/X nice :)"

Solton Ketron Programmer 24 - | HD DEMO | Amazing ITALO DISCO Analog Groovebox 1985 (song cover)

Published on Feb 15, 2016

Also see Solton Ketron Programmer 24 + Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf | HD DEMO

Instant disco - layering Solton Programmer 24 with Vermona DRM

Published on Dec 6, 2015 adamstan84

"First you hear dry drums from Programmer 24, next is dry Vermona, then both are layered. After that the reverb is added, and then arpeggiator, bass and strings are switched on.

Vermona drums are quite heavilly compressed."

Playing italo disco live with Solton Ketron Programmer 24 and some other synths

Published on Dec 5, 2015 adamstan84

"Italo disco tune "Little flower" by Thomas&Schubert. Recorded directly from console output. Bass sequence is triggered from attached pedalboard.
- Solton Ketron Programmer 24 - drums, bass, arpeggio and strings
- Vermona DRM - drums, MIDI clock master
- Yamaha DX7IIFD, Korg Poly61 - leads
- B5 - brass
- ADS 500 delay
- Behringer CC300 Space-C Chorus
- Behringer UB1022FX & Soundcraft Spirit FX8 - reverbs"

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Vintage Synth Bass Sound on the Minimoog Model D

Published on Jun 28, 2017 SynthMania

"Minimoog vintage synth bass"

Minimoogs on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

FutureRetro Transient Assembly

Published on Jun 28, 2017 FutureRetroSynths

"Placing surface mount components on the Transients"

From Arduino to LinnStrument - Geert Bevin

From Arduino to LinnStrument - Geert Bevin from Official ZeroTurnaround Account on Vimeo.

Great talk by Geert Bevin on the use & development of the LinnStrument. Geert also worked on the Eighenharp, for Leap Motion, and Moog.

LinnStrument on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD by Sonic Faction - 20 Modular Devices for Ableton and Max for Live

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Sonic Faction

via Sonic Faction

"Sonic Faction announces Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD a collection of 20 enigmatic modular devices for Ableton. The expansive pack has been completely redesigned in Max for Live and features all-new analog & digital oscillators, an emporium of boutique effects, mappable modulators and the Dope Step Sequencer for hands-on control via Push and Launchpad.

This monster follow up to the original Dope Matrix captures the power and flexibility of a modular synthesizer and unleashes it inside of Ableton. Mix and match devices in any order and build your own virtual racks. Layer sounds to create expressive leads and basses that come alive. Build intricate, glitchy rhythms or drone yourself into infinity. With a collection as wide-ranging as this one, the sonic possibilities are truly endless.

Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD key features:
Completely redesigned analog & wavetable oscillators
All new Lithium feedback synth and Freak Mod easy-FM randomizer
Over TEN boutique audio effects designed for ultra tweakability
Custom modulator devices that map to any parameter in your rack
Step sequencer with Control Matrix for instant device navigation and tactile interaction on Push 1&2 and Launchpad Pro/Mkii

Dope Matrix MOD SQUAD is available now for $69 at
Owners of the previous version of Dope Matrix can upgrade for only $29!"


Published on Jun 28, 2017 KilpatrickAudio

"Enjoy the great outdoors, but keep patching with PHENOLgo! This handy accessory will let you power your PHENOL from a USB battery bank or solar panel. Plug in some headphones and jam anywhere!"

Pitch Black and Phallen - Through is out

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Pitch Black & Phallen

Some great synth spotting in this one.

"A collaborative Process between two artist's Pitch Black and Phallen. Here you will find full performances and steady releases both alike from the Duo.To stay in the loop for whats next from the two you can subscribe and follow on Instagram for weekly updates IG- and @Phallen"

Audio Damage Releases Eos 2 for iOS

On the heels of Grind, Audio Damage has ported Eos to iOS.

via iTunes:
Eos 2 - Audio Damage, Inc.

"A long-time studio standard, now finally available for iOS! This is a direct 1:1 port of Audio Damage's Eos 2 desktop plug-in, identical in every way to the Eos you know and love. This download includes an AUv3 App Extension for use in AUv3-savvy hosts like AUM, AudioBus, GarageBand, Cubasis, and Auria Pro. Also included is a stand-alone application with Inter-App Audio.

Eos 2 consists of four high-quality custom-designed reverb algorithms, made with the modern production environment in mind. Three different plate simulators and our own Superhall algorithm give you a broad palette of reverb, and the easy-to-understand interface makes adjusting the algorithms to suit your track incredibly simple.

Want a traditional dark plate reverb? Eos 2 can do that. How about a short, dense room sound for your drum buss? Not a problem. But where Eos 2 really comes in to its own is when you drop Superhall on your piano or synthesizer tracks. The incredibly long modulated hall sounds of Eno-style ambience are where Eos 2 thrives, something that is not possible with convolution 'verbs.


> Four reverb algorithms designed for Audio Damage by ValhallaDSP, including three separate plate algorithms and our own unique SuperHall, a rich, densely modulated, extra-long hall algorithm designed for ambient and synthesizer music.

> Full control over the reverb early reflections and tail, with modulation and equalization control, to sculpt the density and tonal characteristics to your needs.

> All presets from the desktop version included, and you can even share presets among all versions of Eos 2 using the copy/paste mechanism.

> AUv3 and IAA standard.

> Note that Eos 2 is a dense, heavily modulated algorithmic reverb, and as such may be somewhat heavy on the CPU, especially on older devices. For best results, use a single instance as a send."

Waldorf Blofeld Editor for Patch Base

via Coffeeshopped

"Today brings you Patch Base 2.7, and with it an editor for the Waldorf Blofeld. The Blofeld is the #1 most-voted-for synth in Patch Base, so I'm really happy to get this out there, as I know a lot of people want it. This new editor works for both the Desktop and Keyboard editions. And for the next few days, the In-App Purchase to unlock all of the Blofeld's abilities is 25% off."

Remix Live ( app ) Jam Session 1

Published on Jun 28, 2017 0

"Using my Samsung galaxy s8 with an awesome app called remix live. playing some house vibes."

Hohner Clavinet II

via this auction

Novation Supernova (32 Voices)

via this auction

Kawai SX-240

via this auction

Yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Q Cards

via this auction

"Beautiful 16 voice, Waldorf Q. It's in great condition. Comes with 4 RAM cards, power cord and manual. This is a fantastic Virtual Analog synth."

Vintage 1976 ARP Odyssey MKII - Showroom Condition

via this auction

"The unit for sale is the 2813 Model MkII with the Moog "inspired" 4075 24bB Filter.

The condition is impeccable inside and out- it looks virtually new. Keys are flush, all sliders/switches/knobs/jacks etc work perfectly. I mainly used it with my modular system and it really shines in that realm.

Also included is a Patch Book manual that is very thick. Probably a good 200 pages of info."

Vintage Moog Prodigy Model 336A Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 2105

via this auction

"Excellent condition, this was a one owner Moog Prodigy 336A Synth Keyboard. All keys function as they should and entire unit is very clean for its 3+ decades."

Karplus Strong Synthesis on the Rainmaker

Published on Jun 28, 2017 intellijel

"The Rainmaker is uniquely capable of generating tones using Karplus Strong Synthesis. In this video we learn how to accomplish this, along with some tips and techniques to try."

All parts here.

Minimoog Model D Discontinued

Mike Dean | Three Jewels Published on Jun 28, 2017 Moog Music Inc

Sad to see it go. There is nothing like the original Minimoog Model D except the re-issue Minimoog Model D. This marks the end of the Minimoog line, and the three oscillator Moogs for now. The Minimoog Voyager was discontinued in 2015, and the Minimoog Voyager XL in 2017. I am fortunate enough to own an original 70s Minimoog Model D and a Minimoog Voyager Signature edition. Both are beautiful synths - in sound, playability, and build quality. If you ever wanted a brand new and updated Model D, now might be the time.

via Moog Music:

"Today, we announce that after a whirlwind year back in production, our limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer is coming to a fast end. To commemorate the close of production of the world’s first portable synthesizer, we invited prolific producer Mike Dean to spend one day creating a new Minimoog Model D track at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC.

Dean wrote and recorded the new track 'Three Jewels' on the Minimoog build line while Moog production engineers crafted some of the final Model D synthesizers beside him. With the track completed in just five hours, Dean walked out of the Moog factory with its employees at the end of their shift.

To get your own Minimoog Model D before they are all gone, contact your local Moog Dealer [see the dealers on the right]

'Three Jewels' Credits:
Artist - Mike Dean
Writer - Mike Dean
Publisher - Warner Chappel / Pappa George Music BMI
Recording and tech support - Trent Thompson, Kez Khou, and Jess Jackson at the Moog Music Factory, Asheville, NC
Mixed by - Mike Dean at Dean's List House Of Hits, Studio City, CA
Minimoog Model D & DFAM - Mike Dean
Art - Louise Donegan
Art Layout - Jess Jackson"

And via the Moog Newsletter:

"The Final Countdown: Minimoog Model D Production Ending

Today, we announce that after a whirlwind year back in production, our limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer is coming to a fast end. To commemorate the close of production of the world’s first portable synthesizer, we invited prolific producer Mike Dean to spend one day creating a new Minimoog Model D track in the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. Dean arrived in the factory last Monday at noon, and wrote and recorded the new track Three Jewels on the build line while Moog production engineers crafted some of the final Model D synthesizers beside him. With the track completed in just five hours, Dean walked out of the Moog factory with its employees at the end of their shift--last year Dean spent a weekend at the Moog factory, crafting Grande Faucon in 48 hours. [see the video here]

The Minimoog Model D was originally introduced in 1970 and built until 1981. Then in May 2016, we resumed building the Minimoog Model D for the first time in 35 years. Orders for the synthesizer quickly outpaced our initial estimates, leading to the addition of a night-shift to meet demand for the iconic instrument. Our parts-inventory for the Minimoog Model D project was originally expected to span multiple years of manufacturing, but is being consumed at a much higher rate than anticipated. Thus, this second historical production run of the Minimoog Model D will reach completion much earlier than intended, and this marks the final opportunity to acquire a new Minimoog Model D.

The Minimoog Model D has been a part of our daily lives here at the Moog Factory for over a year now, and is woven into the fabric of our history. As we draw closer to the end of this limited production run, we reflect on this labor of love as one of the most rewarding and joyful projects we have ever undertaken.
Thank you for sharing in this creation and joining us on this magical journey.

Contact your local authorized Moog dealer or distributor to inquire about purchasing one of the final Minimoog Model D analog synthesizers."

A Brief History of the Minimoog Part I

Published on Apr 28, 2011 Moog Music Inc

A Brief History of the Minimoog Part II

Published on Jul 19, 2016 Moog Music Inc

Q148 VCA++ Sequencer Panning

Published on Jun 28, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

"For more information visit

Hosted by Roger Arrick of"

All parts here.

Modular Live Patch #03 (Modular Pop w/ CR-78)

Modular Live Patch #03 (Modular Pop w/ CR-78) from BendingBus on Vimeo.

"Nerdy technical talk...

The basics of the patch use a MOTM-730 Pulse Divider to ping the modules rhythmically (the left/right tones, and the center melody which plays triplets). These pings are slaved to the rhythm sequencer's clock, which is loaded up with some CR-78 samples. I ended up using a digital sine (programmed in the sequencer) for the bass, normally I don't use digi, but it's good for a clean (no harmonics) sine.

The in-your-face filtering @ 0:10 is a MOTM-410 into a Moog Cluster Flux chorus for some stereo width, then into an API 550EQ + 2500 compressor for midrange glory. The melody @ 0:36 is a MacBeth MK-1 voice, featuring some stereo spring reverb compressed thru an LA2A for a nice warm ambiance. Around half way thru @ 2:23 I turn on a sizzly MacBeth pulse wave riff which is playing an arpeggio from the MOTM-650, compressed thru an 1176 for bite. Near the end @ 4:30 you can hear the background texture more clearly which is an arpeggio thru a Moog stereo 12-stage phaser in a bath of Harmonizer echoes.

Enjoy. You can download the full resolution studio master here..."

Novation Circuit Tip//006 - One Finger Chord Recording

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"In this video I expand on the last Circuit Tip video I did, and show you how to assign a few chords, then record the action of you playing them back onto separate patterns!"

All parts here.

EMU E4X Turbo Hollywood Gold SN 049840054

I don't think I've ever heard of the Hollywood Gold edition before. This appears to be the first post out of over 154,000 to feature one.

via this auction

"This amazing Emu sampler is essentially an E4XT with expanded RAM and a built in Hard Drive. It looks and works great. This a rare Hollywood GOLD edition. Classic EMU sound at a great price!"

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Binary Filter Chords & Binary Filter: Sweeps

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Playing chords through the Binary Filter.

Patch Notes: Keyboard pitch cv to 2 saw waves, mixed with sub output. Mod tools function as an LFO to cutoff frequency cv."

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Binary Filter: Sweeps

"Filter Sweeps are important to learning the characteristic sounds of a filter module."

Jomox Sunsyn Polyphonic Analog Synth

via this auction

Suzuki OM27 Omnichord w/ Case

via this auction

"The OM27 was released in 1981 and became an international overnight success as a truly portable electronic musical instrument. Released in three colours, brown, ivory and red (allegedly), the Omnichord has 27 chords grouped into three rows: major, minor and seventh. The ergonomics are much improved over the Tronichord/Portachord with the 27 tactile chord buttons located centrally.

The Sonic Strings are located just to the right and turned by 90 degrees. This made for a far more comfortable playing experience. The "Instant Off" touch pad is located at the top right hand side of the strumplate which silenced the Omnichord.
The built in speaker is located on the right of the Strumplate whilst the new control panel is on the left of the chord buttons. Like the Tronichord, only one sound is provided for the Stumplate (Harp) however, a new adjustable sustain means the instrument can be played percussively or like a stringed instrument.

The 6 new styles (rhythms) with automatic bass and chords completely opened up the Omnichord and gave Suzuki the much required extra features the Tronichord lacked and a complete marketing program was put into place that has lasted to the present day"


via this auction

"Used but in good condition, and works flawlessly. No crackles or clicks on pots... and was previously customised with a cutoff frequency switch, which changes the available frequency to cutoff."

Macbeth Studio Systems M3X Synthesizer SN 1055

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"This rare synth is in fully working condition. Amazing Vintage VCO sound!
- All encoders work perfect with no value jumping.
-All Buttons And Knobs in great working condition
- Display works perfectly
- Tuning Passes Every time
- Comes With Flight Case"

Rossum Electro-Music Control Forge new screen saver

Published on Jun 28, 2017 DJ Peeb

"So we have a nice little upgrade to the firmware which brings a couple of benefits, one being a screen saver to give the screen a longer life - I thought was a nice touch.

I also thought you might like to see what amazing concept they came up with for the screensaver and I provided an appropriately epic underscoring (sorry Dave - love you).

The update is also worth it for the new tempo sync option, have a look at the download tab on the following page - it's easy to complete the update:"

3 x Korg volca fm Deep & Dark Progressive Synthwave Improv feat. HalutioN :o)=

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Druweed

"No pigeons were hurt during the filming of this video!

We teamed up again with HalutioN to record a crazy 3x KORG VOLCA FM jam. All the sounds in this jam are coming from our 3 Volcas + heavy processing via Line 6 M5 (drive), Octatrack (Compressor, Filter, Reverb, Freeze Delay) and Behringer VD400."

Follow-up to 3x VOLCA FM feat. Druweed (Late Night Jam)

A COLLECTION OF EURORACK MODULAR JAMS ~ Make Noise, TipTop Audio, Mutable Instruments, OTO Machines

Published on Jun 28, 2017 once upon a synth

"Jamming and improvising on my eurorack modular synth. There are few different jams in this one. I ran the whole thing through an OTO Machines BAM for delicious reverb. The main sound sources are the TipTop Z3000 and One. I then feed those through the 2040 and VCF-74 filters. The Z3000 is also run through the Fold Processor. The main sequencer is the Z8000 which is first quantized with the Quantizer before being fed to control the Z3000. The Make Noise Tempi is driving the Z8000 and the Z4000 envelope generator which is turn is modulating the Z2040. The Make Noise Maths also helps to modulate the Fold Processor parameters. The drums and percussion sounds are a combination of the Peaks in drum mode and the One sampler.

• TipTop Audio One
• Vintage Synth Lab VCF-74
• TipTop Audio Z8000
• Make Noise Tempi
• TipTop Audio Z4000
• Make Noise Morphagene
• Make Noise Maths
• TipTop Audio Quantizer
• TipTop Audio Z3000
• TipTop Audio Fold Processor
• TipTop Audio Z2040
• OTO Machines BAM
• Mutable Instruments Peaks
• Intellijel 7U Eurorack Case"

Casio XW-P1 synthesizer tour and review

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Gearfacts

"The Casio XW-P1 was a disappointment for me, although I can see why some musicians would love it. It's got a lot of features that would take a long time to learn. The sounds are average at best, but it's clear that with considerable effort you could make some great complex tones."

Korg DSS-1 Review & Guide by Yateveo

Korg DSS-1 synthesizer/sampler review and programming guide

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Yateveo

"Here's a pretty long review and exploration of the Korg DSS-1, the digital/analog sampler/synth mega-hybrid from 1986. This thing is a beast, both in sound and physical presence. It's over 40 pounds and so big I had trouble fitting the whole thing in one shot!

In this video, I explore some of the features of the DSS-1 and discuss its place in the history of synthesizers/samplers as well as potential uses in a modern studio. If you just want to hear some sounds, skip to 33:16."

Korg Poly-800 Review & Guide by Yateveo

Published on Sep 14, 2016 Yateveo

"Here's a long-form presentation of Korg's 1983 analog synth, the Poly-800.

In this video, I focus heavily on Korg's product decisions that led to how the Poly-800 took shape and was, over the years, assessed by the public. I discuss how to program the Poly-800, a few key features, and its various strengths and weaknesses.

Overall, it's a pretty nerdy synth talk. I hope you find it interesting.

Having annotations enabled will enhance your experience."

Korg Poly-800 Review & Tutorial
Korg Poly-800 processed through external filters
Ambient Korg Poly-800 jam through guitar pedals

Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide by Yateveo

Published on Feb 24, 2015 Yateveo

Note these are from 2015.

Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.1: Introduction
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.2: Ctrlr Editing
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.3: Oscillators
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.4: Envelopes
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.5: Filter
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.6: Modulation
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.7: Digital Delay
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.8: Aftertouch
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.9: Patch Management
Korg DW-8000 Review & Guide - Pt.10: DAW Integration

Synth Jam 52: DeepMind 12 Synth Pad

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Marcus Padrini

"Making some patches for the DeepMind 12! A simple synth pad with two voices per note, pitch modulation and reverb."

New Error Instruments Golden Temple Eurorack Module

Published on Jun 28, 2017 paul tas

"New included a special self oscillation knob also called the atom knob"

"NEW !

Atomic knob
Self oscillation. Bangger !!! see demo


Width 6HP

Delay, Distortion, Tremolo, Microphonic \ noise voise

Our bodies are temples, these temples are moveable by the will of our mind and spirit, used to act, interact, hold facades and tell the truth about our wellbeing. Yes, sometimes it’s wise to listen to our temples, they can tell us stories about ourselves.

Can your mind control THIS temple?

It’s minimalistic lay-out tells it’s user something, but not everything. Treated with respect it echoes and reflects, but when overdone in excessive behaviour it becomes hard to balance and the side-effects start to kick in.

I hear you say what? You are enjoying the side-effects?
In the end it’s up to you which poison you take."

System Cartesian: Basic Sequencing with René

Published on Jun 28, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"This video shows how to create a variable-length playable sequence with René in the System Cartesian."

'Canyons' -short piece for Bb Cornet and Modular Synths

Published on Jun 28, 2017 PaulLawlerMusic

"The Eurorack system plays all accomp parts except the chords which are from Diva. The Cornet is processed in Logic Pro with chorus and reverb."

MACH Rhythm Box RB-801 Vintage Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"Extremely rare MACH Rhythm Box RB-801 Vintage Analog Drum Machine from the 1970's.

The unit appears to be working fine, all the preset sounds played fine as being tested. I noticed one of the preset buttons WALTZ sometimes seem to get stuck in when pressed, but otherwise all the buttons and knobs working fine. I wasn't too sure if the LED light on BEAT is lighting up correctly, as well as the OUT jack on the rear is untested as I don't have the gear. Main Output on the front is fine."

Conn Min-O-Matic Rhythm Machine Demo

Published on Jun 28, 2017 anode8

"As the title says, a quick demo of the Conn min-o-matic rhythm vintage analog drum machine, This preset rhythm machine has some typical analog tones with just enough of that 1960's charm!"

via this auction

SN R01337

"This Conn min-o-matic rhythm has been fully tested and is in great cosmetic and functional condition."

Live Jam #92 - Techno / Upbeat - Eurorack, Korg er-1, Volca Sample, Microkorg, Plugiator, Microbrute

Published on Jun 28, 2017 Monotrail

"Sometimes you are just in the mood for a more upbeat song. Hope you like it!

Monotrail is now on Patreon! If you want to be part of my project, support future video's and receive special patron bonuses, check out:


Stuff used:
Arturia Beatstep Pro, Akai APC key 25, Arturia Microbrute, Korg Microkorg, Korg Volca Sample, Korg electribe er-1, Use Audio Plugiator and Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Erica synths: Black wavetable VCO
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad attenuator

Audio via the Mackie 1202vlz4 mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for reverb

T.I.N.T - Elektron Digitakt & Analog Heat [ LIVE JAM ]

Published on Jun 28, 2017 umonox

"Heyja. It was about time for a new Live Jam from me, right?! :-) So today i want to share this one with you - something "smoother", no Techno this time, but i dont really know the Style to be honest ;-) It's also the first time that my Patrons get access to the Sounds i created for this Jam."

- Get this Track by becoming a Patron (and supporting me at the same time) here:

- Or get this Track on Bandcamp here:

- The Cat & Fox Footage was taken from this Video here:"

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