MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Children of Techno - Ten Years Later

Published on Jan 22, 2017 SynthMania

"Back in the 1990s I used to be a fanatic Techno Raver guy, and acquired the three classic instruments of Techno: the Roland TB-303, TR-909, and TR-808. Ten years ago in January 2007, I recorded my three children - Grace, Christian, and Vincent - playing those classic instruments. Today, ten years later, the kids and I recreated that video! The kids wore similar clothes to the ones they wore that day, my daughter still has that polar bear stuffed animal, and I even did little interviews with them, just like I did ten years ago. The only difference is that for the old video I had to bribe them with Skittles to make them stay put - now that they are teenagers they want cash! :-D"

NAMM 2017 Pioneer/DSI Toraiz AS-1 Jam

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Earmonkey Music

"Just a jam on the Toraiz AS1"

NAMM 2017: Radikal Technologies Swarm, Effexx & Dual Filter

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synth Anatomy

Linear vs Exponential FM Synthesis

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synthesizer Keith

"A discussion of Linear vs Exponential FM Synthesis."


Logan String Melody II (A Saucerful of Secrets sound)

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Vintage Sounds

"Using the preset 'organ' of the Logan, you can get this amazing organ sound like the "A Saucerful of Secrets" of Pink Floyd"

Custom Korg Monologue Wood Back Panels

via this auction

"Monologue Wood Plate "Floral" design ( Blemished)
This particular piece has some small issues, and is priced lower than other listings.
Lower right has approx 1" area of black paint. Below Output jack.
Back side left has slight wood blemish. NOT visible from front view but, it's there none the less.

We had to check fit for screw holes repeatedly. This caused a lot of stress to the holes on the synth case. So ,We went with the double sided tape instead. (Very sticky tape)

Solid Alder, No Ply or pressed wood. ** wood is a natural product with natural variations **

Laser cut, Hand sanded and coat of clear gloss.

See other listings for other designs."

Quasimidi Sirius

via this auction

Anyone know if the oscillator waveforms overlapped with the Polymorph?

"Featuring a snappy 49 key, touch sensitive keyboard, pitch and modulation wheels, 2 Oscillators... with 128 waveforms, 365 drum and percussion samples, 28 voice polyphony, 7-track sequencer utilizing 16 arpeggiator types, 11-channel vocoder, built-in effects including delay, reverb, chorus and flange this instrument is super fun and inspires creativity. Released in 1998 by Quasimidi (of Rave-olution 309 fame), it is loaded with 24 knobs and a whopping 70 (light-up red) buttons... so you know it's ready to be tweaked! The sound is punchy, deep and has gritty character with a 'modulator' section and cool parameters like 'wave-macro,' 'filter overdrive,' 'random-sound' and 'overblast.' The filters are vast with 24dB and 12dB options. There is a mixer section for the 4-part drum machine and 3-part synth pattern-based sequencer."

Volca Circuit Craft Synth Deep Tech House Session 4

Published on Jan 22, 2017 014london70

"Deep Bouncy House using Volca Sample, Keys and bass along with Novation Circuit and the Modal Craft Synth which is being sequenced by Modstep. Recorded into iPad via a Behringer Xenyx mixer and mastered in Final Touch."

How to make the JYE Tech DSO Oscilloscope then tested on the moog modular synthesiser

Published on Jan 22, 2017 markusfuller

Demo with Moog modular comes in at 14:43

"How to make the JYE Tech DSO Shell Oscilloscope then I test the waveform patterns on the Moog Synthesizer.
oscilloscope can be found here"

Op-1 monologue doodle @ the green belt

Published on Jan 22, 2017 anthony burchell

"The batteries died on the monologue so I did not get to use that for this video however every lead sound going through the OP-1 was produced by the monologue."

Modular Synth Masterclass with Gino Robair - 11.01.17 Torino (Italia)

Published on Jan 22, 2017 NOISECOLLECTIVE

"Hanno suonato
Erika Sofia Sollo - Voce, Effetti
Guido Bertolino - Moog SUB37, Modular
Daniele Pagliero - Moog SUB37
Silvano Audisio - Modular
Riccardo Gallio - Korg MS20
Fabrizio Nepote - Modular
HD Frank - Korg MS2000
Leo Gilardi - Sound Machines NS1

Il workshop prende in esame una serie di tecniche da utilizzare durante l'improvvisazione con sintetizzatori modulari e analogici in un contesto di gruppo e pone le basi per un concerto la sera stessa, con i partecipanti al workshop.

Vintage ARP RHODES CHROMA EXPANDER model 1633 SN 0103

via this auction

"The unit does NOT power up and does NOT produce any sound. When turning the unit on, there is some noise coming inside that sounds like electricity or maybe the power supply is trying to turn on. In addition, the AA batteries for the memory have corroded. I do not see any damage to the boards due to this..."

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #16

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded using 3x Moog Mother-32 synths, a Make Noise 0-Coast, and Make Noise Eurorack modules. All notes and modulations are from the synths, no MIDI or DAW is being used here. Audio is straight from the mixer."

Eurorack Ambient

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Andor Polgár

NAMM 2017: Shear Electronics Relic-6 - New Six Voice Discrete OB-X Based Analog Desktop Synthesizer

Published on Jan 22, 2017 sonicstate

Another sleeper surprise from NAMM. Note this is the first Shear Electronics post on the site. Jacob Brashears started working on the synth at the age of 15. The Relic-6 is based on the circuitry of the 1979 Oberheim OB-X. It has touch sensitive knobs with interactive display queues. Note the active light strip that runs through the middle of it as well as the lit colored labels. It has an all analog signal path with digital control voltage modulation (digital emulation of the Curtis 3310 envelop). You can actually adjust the spread between envelopes. Two VCOs feature a Saw and Pulse wave with various width, with sync. It has the original Oberheim 12db 2-pole lowpass filter with the ability to layer two sounds. It consists of 3000 transistors, an all glass front panel, hand crafted wood sides, and aluminum metal case. Retro future Star Trek look. They are targeting $3499 and hoping to ship this Summer. Currently they are planning to make five prototypes to get out there for testing and use.

Update: one more demo from Synth Anatomy:

NAMM 2017: Shear Electronics Relic-6 Analog Poly Synthesizer

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synth Anatomy

Some additional info via

"Discrete analog extravagance.

Our voice card isn’t really dipped in solid gold. Aside from that, no expense was spared.

In our search for unparalleled sonic character, we looked to one of the most revered synthesizers ever made: The Oberheim OB-X.

We dusted off archived schematics of this 1979 behemoth and painstakingly recreated the entire signal path. Every single component of it.

Voltage-Controlled Oscillators.

Forget about DCOs, NCOs & PCM. There’s only one type of circuit that resonates with the freedom of a guitar string and the power of a live brass section.

Still, some VCOs are better than others. We’re using:
36 Resistors
12 Transistors
4 Capacitors
1 Diode
In each oscillator.

Excessive? Absolutely. But this old-school complexity creates a sonic depth that’s impossible to describe. Once you hear it, you'll never want to give it up.

Legendary State-Variable Filter.

First appearing in Oberheim’s groundbreaking SEM synth module, this voltage-controlled lowpass filter is arguably the greatest polysynth filter of all time.

The gentler 12dB/octave curve kept all the biting resonance of the 24dB Minimoog filter, but added more air and sizzle.

We built it the old-fashioned way, right down to a faithful Texas Instruments clone of the notoriously gritty RCA 3080 chip.

Back in 1974, the famous SEM filter required ultra-precise silver-mica capacitors to produce its signature resonance. Today, silver-mica capacitors have become ultra-rare. Of course, we used them anyway.

Scorching in Stereo. Old-school VCAs weren't always perfect, but they were never boring.

In the days before crystal-clear amplifier chips, subtle distortion used to color your sound whether you liked it or not.

On top of that, the earliest polysynths had knobs to manually pan individual voices for a striking three-dimensional effect.

After all the scorching texture of the oscillators and filter, our voice card’s output stage delivers the finishing blow.

And with two discrete VCAs for each voice, the stereo field is flexible, powerful, and programmable.

Envelopes with Curtis Curves.

The Curtis Electromusic CEM3310 Envelope Generator shaped control voltages for the Prophet-5, Memorymoog, and the entire Oberheim OB-series.

The original chip was discontinued in 1985, but we’ve examined authentic datasheets and recreated its distinctive curves with a 40 kHz output rate at 14-bit resolution.

The unique attack stage rose to 6.5 volts, but was truncated at 5 volts — not quite exponential, not quite linear.

Our emulation matches it perfectly.

Often, rise & fall times were glaringly inconsistent from one voice to the next.

Our ‘fatness’ parameter lets you dial up the vintage looseness when you want it, or stick with timing accuracy when you need it."

NAMM 2017: Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Synthesizer First Look & Sound Demo

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synth Anatomy

"►Please support my NAMM 2017 Coverage and win 1 of 3 KV331 Audio Synthmaster licenses:"

NAMM 2017: Analogue Solutions POLYMATH Synthesizer Sound Demo

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synth Anatomy

"►Please support my NAMM 2017 Coverage and win 1 of 3 KV331 Audio Synthmaster licenses:"

AKAI AX73 6 Voice Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

One Cloudy Moog Opus 3 - Vintage Synth

via this auction

If you look at one of the side shots you can see the front panel interface is actually stuck on vs. being directly printed. According to the listing:

"This Moog Opus 3 is fully functional and was professionally serviced in November 2016. It has also been cleaned and the black foam removed. As far as cosmetics, the pictures speak for themselves. The "whiteness" on the face plate occurred from using isopropyl alcohol in an attempt to make it meticulously clean! Unfortunately it caused some of the surface paint to be removed. Everything is still viewable, however, and it doesn't affect the functionality."

Eurorack jam 210117

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Tears ClothedOn

"Bass from malekko anti oscillator into frequency central vogue vcf
ring mod seq by livewire dalek mod + mutable instruments tides into borg 1
lead by freq central system 100 vco into borg 2
dinky's taiko on harvestman polivoks filter
verb from korg drv 3000
chords from waldorf microwave xt
delay from zoom 1204"

Sébastien Léger - Dreamfunk Modular

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Sébastien Léger

"another quick jam, something dreamy yet funky too.

Used in this patch:

Sequencers: Orthogonal Devices ER101/102, Intellijel Metropolis, QuBit Electronix Octone X2, Doepfer A155:156, Make noise Pressure Points+Brain, Tiptop Audio Circadian Rhythm, Make Noise Tempi
VCO: Erica Synth Black Wavetable, Make Noise STO, 2 Moog Mother 32, Mutable Instruments Braids
FX: Ensoniq DP4, 4MS DLD, Erica Synths DSP, Make Noise Erbverb, Audio Damage Delay, XAOC Kamieniec, Intellijel Rainmaker.
Mixers: WMD performance mixer, Intellijel Dubmix, Erica Synths Pico Mixer.
Drums: TipTop audio & Erica Synths Pico Drums.
Many other tools like clock dividers, LFO (synced or not) etc....

No computer used recording this live session."

Hardware Synth Jam 2 - Roland JU-06, Vermona Mono Lancet, Arturia Microbrute, Access Virus

Published on Jan 22, 2017 BluffMunkey

"Quick Sunday night Jam, not a very long one really!

All sequenced and recorded via Ableton Live. Mostly stock plugins, minimal processing. Eos reverb used on the Microbrute.

Stuff used :-

Mono Lancet 15 - Bass
Roland JU-06 - Drifty chords
Roland JX-03 - Subtly stabs
Microbrute - Plinky lead sound
Access Virus Ti - Wibbly outro synth"


Published on Jan 22, 2017 SpectrasonicsVIDEO

Do not miss 1:41. Pretty funny. Also Stevie gives a shout out to the protesters marching on Washington and the world yesterday. Respect.

"What a crazy surprise to have the great Stevie Wonder stop by the Spectrasonics booth to play KEYSCAPE at NAMM!"

See the politics label below for more.

TORAIZ AS-1 & TORAIZ SP-16 In-depth Look - NAMM 2017

Published on Jan 22, 2017 BBoy Tech Report

Soulsby Atmultitron 6 Voice 8 bit Synthesizer - NAMM 2017 (Video with Details)

Published on Jan 22, 2017 BBoy Tech Report

"Soulsby Atmultitron 6 Voice 8 bit Synthesizer - NAMM 2017"

The display reads coming 2018, so possibly a next year release. Will be priced somewhere between $500 and $1000.

P.S. I spy CatSynth in the background. :)

NAMM 2017 Tom Oberheim SEM X Eurorack

Published on Jan 21, 2017 Kraft Music

Gated ONE

Gated ONE from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Beta testing Tiptop Audio new module called ONE"

Octave-Plateau Cat SRM-II synthesizer - Vintage Analog - New in Box SN G1109

via this auction

JAM011_Thanks Obama!! The Pyramid is so unhappy, only sad music for today.

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Rickinger B.


This year starts so terribly. I'm so sad. And I'm afraid. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes everyone loses.

Used equipment:
The sad Squarp Pyramid
Moog SubPhatty
Moog MF Delay
Nordlead A1R
Dreadbox murmux v2
Elektron Analog Four
Elektron Analog Rytm
Mutable Instruments Clouds
Doepfer A-118
Obamas Voice
MFB Nanozwerg"

How To Octatrack 4: Stutter and Repeat effect

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Jacques Mongrel

"Making a stutter/CD-skip/repeat effect to use live with the Octatrack.

In the background you'll hear a rough rework of a New York 80s club classic demonstrating the effect."

All parts here.

West Coast Woggle

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Autotross

"A self modulating patch based around the Corsynth Dual Looping Envelope. The output of each envelope affects the rise/fall of the other.

Envelope 1 controls the Synthcube SEM filter and the VCA, while envelope 2 controls the timbre of the Braids module.

The combined output of Envelopes 1 + 2 along with a randomized LFO modulates the delay time of the Strymon El Capistan pedal.

Random sample and hold CV is applied to the Braids module affecting the pitch and harmonic ratio.

And spring reverb from the TC Hall of Fame pedal.

No wogglebug required!"

OBMX sound design2017 for next Deep Forest album (2017)

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Deep Forest

"Here are a couple of new sounds I designed for the upcoming next album (2017). Lot of people asked me about the OBMX, it's a fantastic pure analog synthesizer designed by Don Buchla. This machine has 8 voices (will grow to 12 voices), a 24db low pass filter type (Moog) and a 12db Oberheim type filter ( low, band, hipass). 4 multistage env (loopable), 3 lfo's, and a very important matrix modulation. All the magic is in the matrix...My favorite Oberheim so far... ( yes I know what people said... I know about OBX, OBXa, OB8, Matrix 12...) but this one remain my favorite (at least for my music).
Listen with headphone or good speakers !
Enjoy !"

Controlled by a Waldorf Wave.

NAMM 2017: Instruo Troika Triple Oscillator

Published on Jan 22, 2017 sonicstate

Update: the title of this video originally stated this module was by Darkplace Manufacturing. The maker/brand is actually Instruo. Darkplace Manufacturing provides manufacturing services for various makers.

NAMM 2017: Expressive E Midi & CV Controller First Look

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Synth Anatomy

"Please support my NAMM 2017 Coverage and win 1 of 3 KV331 Audio Synthmaster licenses:"

NAMM 2017: Expressive E Touché

Published on Jan 22, 2017 sonicstate

Generative Music - part IV

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Gibran Curtiss

"Another great step forward to my generetive music project.

These are the 2 major changes in project:

a)the first 3 videos I've made, the Arduino was connected to a laptop by MIDI. Now 2 full 5V CV OUTs available (3 at the moment I'm writing this) :-) provided by a DAC MCP4725

b)improvement into evolution algorithm allowing to choose to evolute or not each parameter individually. This way we can let the machine evolute by itself and then step in anytime to control the evolution.

Finally the unit is connected to a real modular synth!!! I'm very very really happy!!!!!!!!.

This video is a very simple path:

-one CV to a Qu-Bit Chord
-another CV to 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator.

Thank you for watch"

NAMM 2017: Frap Tools Sapel

Published on Jan 22, 2017 sonicstate

Korg MS-20, MS-10, & SQ-10 with Extras

via this auction

SN 151118 on the SQ-10.

Korg Mono/Poly w/MIDI - Midipoly Upgrade

via this auction

"This Korg Mono/Poly is fully functioning and in excellent cosmetic condition. It was serviced and calibrated in November 2016 by the gurus at Switched On Austin, so it is in full working order. All keys, buttons, knobs, etc. work as they should. There are a few light scratches here and there, which are visible in the photographs.

This Mono/Poly also has the excellent Midipoly upgrade, which in addition to MIDI functionality, includes the following new features:

- Key notes are sent and received as MIDI on the selected MIDI channel
- VCOs can be triggered individually by velocity
- Notes generated by the arpeggiator are also sent as MIDI
- Received Pitch Bend MIDI data alter pitch bend
- Received Modulation CC MIDI messages alter filter cutoff
- Received Portamento Time CC MIDI messages switch portamento on/off
- A new sample and hold modulation can be routed
- Keyboard action is significantly improved
- the EFFECTS button now does not reset the key assign mode to unison
- Arpeggio can be synced to MIDI clock"

Sequencial Circuit PRO-8 SN 02367

via this auction

Vintage Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 4631

via this auction

"The number two on the key pad is not working at the moment so any program with a two in it will not come up. All the other programs plays fine. It also comes with a gator gig bag that it fits in. Serial # 4631"

Roland TR-808 with Kenton MIDI

via this auction

"Roland TR-808 in very good condition, with Kenton MIDI (in, out & thru). Just serviced, with new PSU capacitors, cleaned and fully calibrated."

On a Moog couch no less.

ROLAND TB 303 Serviced Professionally New Prograde Tactile Switches Quick Silver MIDI

via this auction

"This thing has QS Quicksilver CPU and new switches and usb and midi just serviced."


via this auction

Good, We Are Home. Our Home Is Melting.

"100% OP-1 synth. I did bounce to Ableton for some reverb however. Work in progress."

jAcid - Promo 2017

Published on Jan 22, 2017 Andy Sundström

"Preview liveset 2017
full set here:"

NAMM 2017: Birdkids New Eurorack Modules For 2017

Published on Jan 22, 2017 sonicstate

NAMM 2017: Hex Inverter Mutant Rimshot and VCNO

Published on Jan 22, 2017 sonicstate

NAMM 2017: Erica Synths Black Octasource

Published on Jan 22, 2017 sonicstate

The Amber Spyglass

Published on Jan 22, 2017 WilyEPeyote

"Well, I think I eliminated the weird flashing but of course did some strange squishing to this video. Poor Lyra! The next one might actually look and sound how I want. :)"

See the Soma label below for more.

Teenage Engineering PO-12 & Sector - Self Running Possibilities

Published on Jan 22, 2017 ALDRO

iTunes: SECTOR - Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl)

NAMM 2017: KV331 Audio Synthmaster One Synthesizer First Look

Published on Jan 21, 2017 Synth Anatomy

Cool to see boutique software synths at NAMM.

SQ1 minilogueSound0122

Published on Jan 21, 2017 ryouichi harada

NAMM 2017 Waldorf KB37 and Filter Module

Published on Jan 21, 2017 Kraft Music

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