MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Some Oberheim Funk

Published on Jan 7, 2017 SynthMania

A quick Oberheim OB-Xa, DMX, and guitar demo. Gear used:
Oberheim DMX (drum machine)
Oberheim OB-Xa (synth)
Ibanez ARZ200FM (rhythm guitar)
Fender Bassbreaker 15 (tube combo amp)


Published on Jan 7, 2017 Ebotronix

4ms Peg, QCD/Expander² , QPLFO, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS 110²², RS 360
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator
Doepfer R2 m², A101-2², A131², A133², A134²² , A141,
A143-1,2,9, A151²²,A 152, A156², A160, A175²²²,
A185-2(14x), A138m,a²²b²²c²²²
Flame 4 Vox, Chord Machine², Q Slider², Talking Synth Modul²
foh choices

Quantizer Sunset Showdown: Tiptop QuantiZer vs Intellijel uScale.

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Dudadius

"Quantizer Sundown Showdown!

I’m a longtime fan of the Intellijel uScale quantizer. It’s quirky, but if you massage it correctly, you can get some musical loveliness out of her. It’s all over my past albums.

Enter the Tiptop QuantiZer. Well, it sure is gorgeous looking! And I love the Circadian Rhythms, so let’s give her a go!

I’ll say off the bat that this is a little apples to oranges; the uScale excels at taking a CV input and outputting 2 [TWO!] quantized cv’s that you can modulate and muck with in very “interesting ways” (as Danjel might say). It’s the ability to modulate the interval degree of the B output that is really cool.

junkyard-kahrs just posted some excellent uScale tutorials which prompted me to revisit this lovely. And coincidentally it’s right when I received the Tiptop QuantiZer.

You’re dealing with just one cv in and one cv out on the Tiptop, so everything is much more straight-forward. So if it’s immediacy you want, this might be the pick. But if it’s crazy musical melody interval madness you’re after: uScale. Or…the typical Muff’s answer: BOTH.

Patch notes:

I’ve been trying to get comfortable with the Moog Mother sequencer, so that is again my source here. I just muck about with playing the ‘keyboard’ while adjusting the cv attenuation going into the uScale. Output A from that is playing an Atlantis, and depending on the attenuation, you will get varying degrees of…NOTHING or the interval you’re after. I need to understand the voltage range of the uScale a little better…

Output B is the interesting part, to me. It’s playing a Rubicon/Polaris combo, and the SHIFT amount is controlled by Planar. This essentially allows you to toss the interval relationship between A and B all over the place, but always within the scale. It’s bloody brilliant! Or ‘Ace’, as some might say.

The Tiptop QuantiZer is playing a Cwejman voice. A Qu-bit Nano Rand is getting clock and then providing random gates to a Pressure Points which in turn passes her voltages along to the QuantiZer. I programmed three chords which correspond to the general Fmi7 vibe that is happening here. This voice just bobs along in a random manner behind the other three voices.

Tiptop Z-DSP with valhalla chip and Intellijel Rainmaker provide the ‘space’. Dubmix is the mixer.

It’s all a little raw, but it was a fun exercise to use both Quantizers…"

Generative composition with Moog Mother 32

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Andor Polgár

"The rhythm was generated with the Xaoc Devices Batumi, the quasi-random melody was generated with Make Noise Maths and quantised with the Intellijel ┬ÁScale II."

Helios - Waldorf Blofeld, Teenage Engineering OP 1, Moog Model D Reissue

Published on Jan 7, 2017

"Some more fun with my new toys. The step sequencer in the OP1 drives most of the track with some Bass added from the Moog Model D reissue.

Its been VERY VERY Hot in Melbourne for the last few days, I guess it was on my mind this morning when I started to make this weeks clip. I must apologise to Klaus Schulze and also Cliff Martinez as I have subconsciously mashed Crystal Lake with Solaris this ended up with what you hear."

Moog Prodigy 1979-1980

Uploaded on Jan 7, 2017 feedondreams

"I'm no synth player as you can see, but I figure it'd be good to see the actual unit in action."

via this auction

"Sweet vintage Moog synth. Everything works flawlessly. All the original setting markings are about 99.45% intact. I've had it for 16 years and never gigged with it, only recorded a couple times. Always treated it like a baby, which is why I'm selling it, too nice for me to play live."

Roland SH-101

via this auction

PAiA Modular Analog Synthesizer, Phlanger, Pedal & Extras

via this auction

"Includes two cases, keyboard, phlanger, pedal, parts, modules and manuals."

The Stillson Hammer MKII Tutorial 1.666 Firmware

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"The Stillson Hammer MKII video demo."

Warble Swell Delaying the Double Gate Drone Synth - Mattoverse Electronics

Published on Jan 7, 2017 mattoverse

Little Phatty Elephant

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Old Beats

Moog Voyager - Bass
Moog Little Phatty - Lead Elephant trumpet
Moog Mother 32 - Noisescape
DSI Evolver - Whooshes
DSI Prophet 08 - Chords
Novation Bass Station 2 - Seq.
Roland Alpha Juno 2 - Synth percussion
Yamaha TX81Z - Metallic Chords
Akai VX 90 - Piano
Roland P 330 - Vibraphone
Drums: Alesis SR 16 - Jomox AirBase 99 - D-Station
TC Electronic M350 - TC Electronic HOF - TC Electronic Flashback - Lexicon MX 300 - Alesis Ampliton
Audio directly from the Allen & Heath Zed 428 mixer
Sequenced and Synced with Ableton Live
AKAI MPK Mini controlling the midi patterns on Live

Static Chaos (Roland Boutique TR-09 TB-03 AIRA TR-8 Korg Minilogue TT-303)

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Calle Nilsson

In the studio working with the DrumBrute on a new track.

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Chris White

"Writing another shadyzane track...."

Roland Tr-09 and Korg VolcaBeats - The Doubledrummachine (Riamiwo StudioVlog 16)

Published on Jan 7, 2017 riamiwovideos

"Added some analog sounds to the Tr-09.. synced the VolcaBeats with the Trigger-Out and it worked really good!!"

Sitar - Make Noise 0-Coast patch #3 - demo from Warstat #40 :o)=

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Druweed

"At the end of the video you will find a photo of this patch. Have a nice trip!"

Bob Moog's First Published Article - The Theremin in Radio & Television News

via @moogmusicinc

"This month in 1954, #BobMoog published his first article "The #Theremin" in Radio & Television News. #musichistory"

DixieII+ and Polaris

"2xDixie II+ and Polaris i BPF-mode. Effect Strymon El Capistan."


Published on Aug 26, 2014 thevco

"testing some patterns on the samplers"

MonoTon Arduino Based Step Sequencer & Software Synthesizer by Tho Mai

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Tho Mai

"For more information & source code see:"


8 instruments (Kick, Hat, Snare, Shaker, Clap, Noise, Sine, Square)
Each instrument has 4 banks a 16 steps each and can be muted
Synthesis using 8bit wavetables
20000Hz sampling rate
Master is filtered through analog high-pass filter (2pole)

atmega1284 @ 16MHz using Mighty1284 platform
lots of 74HC595 shift registers (for LEDs)
MCP23S17 port extenders (for buttons)
CD4067 multiplexer (for analog potis)
R2R network for D/A conversion
Some eagle files included
Lessons learned while developing

The analog inputs are quite noisy. De-noising uses quite much cpu.
Don't ever solder this much wires by hand. PCB services are your friend.
Prefer DDS over an R2R ladder.
Open bugs / flaws

Although the output is buffered by an opamp, the sound sounds distorted when using the PC's line in. If I conntect it directly to the speakers, the sound is quite clear."

Modular vid #259

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Phisynth

"My finished (so far ;-) ) Modcan A format dual Benjolin. This thing is awesome !"


Published on Jan 7, 2017 Audio Wanderer

"PO-20 ARCADE, the mini synth from Teenage Engineering is probably the best tiny machine released for the Pocket Operator series. Full of early videogames sounds and with some features very different from their brothers & sisters like auto filters, drone chord sequencer and more. Watch this video to discover the 8 reasons WHY PO-20 rules!"


Published on Jan 7, 2017 Quincas Moreira

"Free jam with my new toys: 0 Coast, Drumbrute, Keystep, Benjolin, and the DS8, Euro with Elements, Rampage and Overfolder, all dubmixed live in the Zed14FX."

Roland System-1 - Self Resonance demo

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"A small video showing the Roland System-1 in self resonance. All oscillators has been shut off and I only juggled with the cutoff and the resonance.
In addition, I played with the:
- filter and amp envelope and
- different LFO waveforms but only to alter the filter so I can create pitch.
I added the onboard reverb and delay to flavour the sounds!
Later I added a little noise to vary the sound and in the end a opened the oscillators to hear the difference (just a little bit)."

Free Roland JX3P - Bass Sample Pack from Seaweed Factory

via Seaweed Factory

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

The third pack focuses on bass patches. It also includes a vibes patch.
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."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Analog Synth with Teensy Upgrade

via this auction

"This Prophet 600 is in super condition and has recently had a $600 full service performed by the excellent technicians at Switched On, Austin TX. Sounds amazing, plus it has the TEENSY Modification done."

Vintage Moog Three Band Parametric EQ

via this auction

Ensoniq SQ80 w/ Extras

via this auction

"The Ensoniq SQ80 marries an analog filter with gritty 80s digital waveforms that include an endless selection of various oscillators as well as various attack sounds. Patching capabilities are many and flexible. Features polyphonic aftertouch for amazingly expressive playing."

Modal Electronics 002R 8 Voice

via this auction

"Excellent condition Modal Electronics 002R 8 voice synthesizer. Has the plastic on the screen still."

Modal Electronics 008 Keyboard

via this auction

"Excellent condition Modal 008 8 voice keyboard. Comes with original packaging."

Modified 1972 Moog MiniMoog Model D SN 1444 w/ Extras

via this auction

"This is a 1972 Minimoog, serial number is #1442, making it the 442nd made. It was finished April of 1972. It has the plexiglass pitch and modulation wheel from the original design, before they changed to white wheels.

- It has the original Moog oscillators.

- It has had a complete overhaul. All the switches have been cleaned, the oscillators have been stabilized, and the keyboard has been "re-bushed" and plays like factory new. The busbar has been cleaned. Every "engineering change order" has been completed. All the capacitors in the power supply have been replaced. Voice cards now have 28 turn trimmers for fine tuning. Everything has been calibrated. All this comes with the repair shop's warranty.

- It's midi, using a Roland MPU-101and the Studio Electronics midi'd modification done in 1987.

- Included is a rare "Multi-Trigger" mod by Studio Electronics where the key you hit always triggers an attack sound.

- It comes with a case to carry the Moog, and the Roland MPU.

- It comes with a manual.

- There is a splintered off wood trim piece on top.

This is an early version of this instrument, if you are interested in collecting. And it's in top notch shape for playing, whether you use the reconditioned keyboard or midi."

Roland SH-3 Analog Synthesizer SN 240411

via this auction

"This rare old analog synth is in good working order. We just went through it and cleaned the pots sliders and multi lead connections. Everything is clean and working. The music holder is missing.
There are a few demos floating around YouTube. You can also hear it in Blondie/Heart of Glass. It also does the Devo thing nicely.
Don't miss it!"

Vintage MOOG Satellite Analog Synthesizer Model- 5330 SN 2190806

via this auction

"Local find item stored in closet for 40+ years. Tested and played all functions work all switches work as should. Switches and sliders have some static and will need deoxit to work smoothly..."

bemi buchia music easel unhinged

via this auction

According to the listing: "In PERFECT condition, Works as it should, Comes with case and original box in which it was purchased in.."

Commodore 64 SID analog synth music computer w/ many extras

via this auction

"Up for sale is a complete music setup for SID chip music
Including :
- Commodore 64 complete computer with 6581R4 SID chip
- mouse
- paddles (x2)
- keyboard overlay
- power supplies (x2)
- DIN A/V cable (with adapter)
- dust cover
- SID 2 SID interface (to add a 2nd SID chip, 6 voices, stereo and all) new never mounted
- 2nd 6581 SID chip to use with the aforementioned board (bought fully tested working but never used by me)
- MSSIAH MIDI cartridge (synthesizer + MIDI output and capability)
- Cynthcart cartridge (synthesizer, usable without any TV) version 1.2.4

Everything works to the extent of my knowledge. Makes for very nice chiptune or analog synth sounds! Get started with this complete setup for way less money and hassle than finding all those pieces one by one!"


via this auction

Roland Jx8p Vintage Synth

via this auction

Behringer DeepMind 12 - Custom Patches by GEOSynths

Published on Jan 7, 2017 GEOSynths

"Only had the DeepMind 12 for a couple of days and have made a Handful of patches from scratch. It really is a very good and fun Synthesizer to use, very powerful and of course, having those 12 Analogue Voices is great. Cut the video down, as it was originally 40 minutes long!"

Dreadbox Erebus & Rhythm Wolf "ChiRp Tune"

Published on Jan 6, 2017 Ludwig Kopp

"Erebus meets the Wolf.
Erebus gets some layered midi from a sequencer which was earlier programmed by the wolf.
The wolf is listening to the midi clock.
Sound is all raw.
No computers here."

Update: one more:

Dreadbox Erebus analog synth Greets n Pipes

Published on Dec 29, 2016 Ludwig Kopp

"Dreadbox Erebus with Akai Rhythm Wolf
All analog Sequencing jam
No added sugar, external FX or processing"

Sequencer Fun with Manikin Schrittmacher and more

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Electronic Beats

"Did some Sequencing mostly with my new Toy, the 'Schrittmacher'. Additional Background Sequencers used : Roland System-8, Moog Mother 32 and Doepfer A-155 for Modulation"

Buchla Music Easel Ice cold

Published on Jan 7, 2017 SYNTH GURU

"Buchla Music Easel patch
Effects added:onboard mixer delay,Strymon Bluesky"

Frequencies From The Garden (Dreadbox Erebus/Mother32/MS-20/Dark Energy 2/Drumbrute)

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Sounds & Things

Semi-modular Soundscape using:
Dreadbox Erebus
Moog Mother-32
Korg MS-20
Doepfer Dark Energy 2
Arturia Drumbrute.

Einwegfahrt - OP1 | Vermona Mono Lancet 15'

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Madame Doduffort

"Downtempo Digital House Groove
Part of the Arctic Times EP.

Hi folks,
This my first track produced with the OP1. I used the mono lancet simply to generate a raw square wave that I sampled with the OP1 and then used as the basis for the bass line. All the synthesis takes place within the OP1. The performance is recorded in one take using the album function. This thing is dope.
Minor noise removal, normalisation and compression in Audacity.
Video shot in Grenoble, 07.01.2017"

The Lost Part of a Stellar Symphony

Published on Jan 7, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Volca Keys in Octave mode, some detuning, providing a sample for Clouds, in Looping Delay mode.
Volca FM, passed through Demora for delay.
Roland JD-Xi for sequenced pads, bass and percussion. Virus Ti2 for FX.
Sky in fluffy snow mode :P "

No Talk, just Sound - Arturia MatrixBrute - First Contact

Published on Jan 6, 2017 The Inventory

"Making first contact with the incredible Arturia MatrixBrute and showing a few of the amazing factory presets and how playable the synth is!

NOTE: We strongly recommend listening using headphones or good quality speakers to listen to the full harmonic content!

All sounds in the video recorded direct from MatrixBrute with no additional processing whatsoever."

New nonlinearcircuits 8HP Triple Sloth Eurorack Module

via nonlinearcircuits

"This module contains 3 Sloth chaos circuits. Each one runs at a different rate; Torpor takes approx. 15-30 seconds to travel around 2 strange attractors, Apathy takes 60-90 seconds and Inertia takes 30-40 minutes.
There are no controls for Inertia, it does what it wants.
The pots for Apathy and Torpor do not specifically alter the frequencies, rather the weight of the outputs. Various settings will cause the signals to spend more time travelling around one strange attractor rather than the other.
Apathy and Torpor also have CV inputs. Sometimes the CV signals are injected onto the chaotic signals but depending upon conditions may cause windows of periodicity or voltage jumps. Generally the results are good.
The X, Y & Z outputs for each Sloth are taken from different stages of the circuit and are all different to each other, although Z is simply the inverted version of Y. The three Z outputs are also fed into a Difference Rectifier and the results of this are available from the + and – outputs at the bottom of the panel. The Difference Rectifier outputs are (ignoring diode voltage drops):
out + = VApathy +VInertia - VTorpor If greater than 0, otherwise 0
out - = VApathy +VInertia - VTorpor If less than 0, otherwise 0

PCB set (2) - US$24
Aluminium Panel - US$20
assembled - US$210

This is not a suitable build for beginners, if you are new to synth DIY, I suggest you get the thru-hole single Sloth."


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