MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#22 (Un Hip Pocket)

Published on Jan 25, 2017 reeg2600

"Original music featuring Fender Rhodes, Hammond XK3c, Hohner D6 Clavinet, ARP 2600, Moog Voyager and Nord Electro 3."

Moog Sonic Six

via this auction

"This keyboard is in good working order. It will need a minor restore to get it sounding great.

The Sonic Six is an interesting, although obscure synthesizer from the Moog history books. Its predecessor, the Sonic V, was designed by an ex-Moog employee for the muSonics brand. When muSonics eventually bought out R.A. Moog, forming Moog muSonics, the Sonic V’s basic design was moved into a portable brief-case style synthesizer, and with only a few tweaks, the Sonic Six was born."

Syncussion SY-1 Clone - Human Comparator - Drum Synth, #207 of 300

via this auction

Cool packaging.

"This is the faithful clone of the Pearl Syncussion SY-1 Drum Synthesizer. Professionally built by Low-Gain Electronics. It is #207 out of a total of 300 made, so they are rare. If you are looking at this listing then you probably already know what it is. Look up some videos online to hear what it sounds like if you are curious. It is in excellent cosmetic and functioning condition. CV gate for trigger and pitch. Original box and a power supply will be included. No other cables in the pictures are included."

Vintage Simmons Drums SDS 7 Electronic Digital Analog Drum Syntheiszer

via this auction

"CUSTOM Vintage Simmons Drums SDS7 Analog&Digital Drum Synthesizer. USED Completely rebuilt/restored/refurbished. Professionally restored to full original working condition.. Has 99 patches of which 80 have been meticulously reprogrammed!!! NEW OEM memory battery, the latest operating system, all hardware and software, upgrades and updates. (including (Notched/Click incrementor update) All controls, buttons and jacks have been cleaned and checked. Bass and Snare channels come with the four EPROM piggy back PCB's giving you 4 times the digital sample selection of a standard card. All channels have Digital and Analog capabilities. Selling with 5 cards. 1 Four Sample Bass card, 1 Four Sample Snare card and 3 x Standard Tom cards. Can facilitate up to 12 total.

INCLUDED: SDS7 Brain, power cord and Owner's manual.

ROCK SOLID operation!!! Looks Great!!! Works fantastic!!! Sounds incredible!!!

These models, by the nature of the technology, all have their own unique sound. And this one is definitely one of the cream of the crop.

The SDS7 was the Flagship of the original Simmons Electronic Drum Co. during the 80's. If you were a working drummer in the 80's, at any level, you had one of these, or wished you did. And if you were alive in the 80's and 90's, you have definitely heard one. Radio, TV, film soundtracks, etc...
Fully functional!! Everything works as it would have in 1985, if not better. A true restoration masterpiece.

Units like this don't come around every day. If you have ever wanted to own one of these, here's your chance. Doubt you'll find a cooler one in better working order. At least at this price."

Classic Simmons Drums SDSV Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 002438

via this auction

"Classic Simmons Drums SDSV Analog Drum Synthesizer. Early 80's. Bass, Snare and 3 Toms."

Tiptop Audio's Z8000 Gets a New Look and Output Range Adjustment

TIPTOP AUDIO Z8000 MATRIX SEQUENCER from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

Tiptop Audio: Z8000 Basic Patches from Tiptop Audio on Vimeo.

Update: videos above added.

via Tiptop Audio

"The Z8000 Matrix Sequencer is a modulation source like no other: The 16 knobs of the Z8000 are accessed by ten sequencers with their own clock, direction and reset inputs. The ten sequencers are as follows:

Four 4 step CV sequencers on the horizontal.
Four 4 step CV sequencers on the vertical.
One 16 step CV sequencer on the horizontal.
One 16 step CV sequencer on the vertical.

The Z8000 can simultaneously modulate up to 10 CV parameters poly-rhythmically, with unprecedented motion complexity. One knob affects all 10 CV outputs! Imagine modifying 10 parameters from one knob. With it’s 30 gate and clock inputs and 10 CV outputs one can only imagine the possibilities, and all clock inputs can even be driven at audio rates. The Z8000 pairs well with the Trigger Riot and Circadian Rhythms and using it with the QuantiZer extends its capabilities as a high precision 1V/Oct note sequencer.

Introduced in 2017, a new version of the Z8000 maintains the original circuitry but adds output range adjustment switches on the back and Tiptop’s new colored look which help highlight the sections."

Dreadbox Abyss Chord Demo

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Synthesizer gr

Ambient Patch on a Waldorf Wave

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Ambient Patch on a rare Waldorf Wave Synthesizer at Perfect Circuit Audio"

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio! See the membership page for details.

Verbos Bark Filter demo

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Bark Filter Processor is a 12 band fixed filter bank with individual outputs and envelope followers on each band as well as a voltage controlled mixer for blending the outputs. The filters are steep, 6th order bandpass filters with yellow LEDs indicating the level at the envelope followers’ outputs. The voltage controlled mixer has sliders and individual CV ins and draws the, “center”, “width” and “tilt” controls from the Harmonic Oscillator allow- ing the fixed filters to be scanned across blended and mixed in various ways, all at the same time. The even and odd filters can be patched in and out separately and one side’s followers can control the other side’s levels like a vocoder."

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio! See the membership page for details.

Avant electronics

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Cray

Deepmind 12 versatility

Published on Jan 25, 2017 umusic6

"Some patches i created over the last weeks that show the sonic range and versatility of the DM12."

1977 ARIES Synthesizer Brochures & Catalogs

via this auction



Vintage Moog Prodigy Synthesizer SN 1162

via this auction

"This Prodigy functions perfectly despite missing the original switch caps"

Studio Electronics Omega 8 5 Voice Analog Synthesizer SN 1080

via this auction

"This is a standard 5 voice version of the Studio Electronics Omega 8 synthesizer. 5 voices discrete with Moog/Oberheim filters. This is not a proper Red Eye version. I preferred the face plate as it was a bit more updated looking and allegedly is one of only2 made. Please note: the panel indicates a sine wave option for oscillator 1, this is something included in the Code or an fully upgraded red eye. This particular machine has triangle .It is structurally identical to a standard Omega 8. This was originally a blue face model. Studio electronics can complete the process of turning this into a Red Eye {adding overdrive,red buttons and osc mod} if you wish."

Dave Smith Instruments REV2 NAMM 2017 direct audio

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Flux302 of

" bringing you direct audio of the DSI REV2
Thanks to Winston (@Particlesiintowaves on instagram)"

Benjolin Easel Aux Pulser

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Todd Barton

"a rather knarly sounding patch among the Epoch Benjolin and the Buchla Easel. Better audio:"


Published on Jan 25, 2017 EMW Synthesizers

"Our new module, a resonant filter that works in steps. There are 8 frequency bands (+/- 10db) that can be summed to or subtracted from the signal path. There are also a 4*2 mode where two bands are activated together and 4 sequence modes, Up, Down, Alternate and Random. And free of charge comes the unparalleled EMW sound quality."

Frostwave Blue Ringer Ring Mod pedal by Paul Perry

via this auction

"One used Frostwave Blue Ringer Ring Mod Pedal with power supply. Great shape, barely used, works great.

The Frostwave Blue Ringer is a true bypass box, with the standard ring mod controls of a wet/dry mix and oscillator frequency. There is a level control for the input signal, as well as a second input signal (allowing Input B to become the modulation source for the main input) and a blend control, determining the mix of the internal oscillator and Input B as the modulation source.

This particular ring modulator is excellent because it is a true proponent of the effect-- it will cross-modulate two signals. You can feed absolutely anything into Input B and have it ring modulate your main input (which is fantastic for vocal effects), and allows both the second input and the internal sine wave oscillator at the same time, offering a great deal of depth and variety. Similarly, when using just the internal oscillator, lessening the mix (i.e, adding more of the nonexistent Input B) lowers the gain of the oscillator, drastically changing the effect.

There is a control voltage input in the back for controlling the frequency of the oscillator (CV only-- Frostwave doesn't accept expression pedals, and are true to their modular synth ethos), allowing for realtime pitch sweeps. This input accepts both positive and negative voltage, so it's possible to sweep down from the slowest frequency setting, lowering the frequency to a slow tremolo..."

Novation Drum Station - 808 909 Sounds in a 1U Rack

via this auction

"This is the first true TR-808 / 909 clone! Unlike the rest which use only samples, the Drum Station employs analog Sound Modeling - digitally synthesized models of the original waveforms which can be shaped, just like analog. This means you can adjust the tone, attack, decay, tuning, snap, and distortion of its drum tones. It includes all of the sounds found in the original 808 and 909's, the same tone controls for each drum part, and DIN Sync output which will allow you to sync a TB-303, 909, or 808 to it, just like the original boxes.

This is the perfect source for believable, tweakable 808 and 909 drums! It also features modern functions such as full MIDI implementation and control of all parameters, distortion, front-cut edits, note-off programming, programmable drum kits with 40 memory locations, and general-midi drum mapping. Plus there are multiple assignable individual outputs!

Steve's Korg Trident MKII Repair part 2 (by Synthpro)

For those interested, Part 2 has been added to this post. This one includes a demo.

The Soviet Union's Only EMS Synthi 100 and Ukrainian Composer Vadim Khrapatchev

This one in via Alex Mylnikov.

Baran Records has a story about the one and only Soviet Union's EMS SYNTHI 100, and Ukrainian composer Vadim Khrapatchev. You can find two of his compositions featuring the EMS SYNTHI 100 at the bottom of this post.

For the full story, head over to Baran Records. The following is just the introduction.

"Nearly a decade ago some serious Russian synth music communities on the web rediscovered a couple of electronic themes from the music score to the soviet drama «Flights in dreams and reality», which appeared on the screens back in 1983. One of them, often named as "dance at the sculptor's party" after a corresponding movie scene, was of particular interest due to its rather simple but memorable space tune with a pulsating disco beat.

Since the soundtrack was too diverse, including different genres like jazz, orchestral pieces, electronic music and pop songs, there were doubts that it could be written entirely by a single person. This led to various theories, e.g. some listeners said that it could be an unknown performer covering certain unidentified themes by Edouard Artemiev or Vangelis, while others stated that one should just look into the movie's titles for the composer's name — Vadim Khrapatchev. Besides, there were thoughts that these compositions could be recorded using the legendary EMS Synthi 100 synthesizer, the one and only existing unit in Soviet Union at that time.

This last assumption was pretty close to the truth but any other information still remained unconfirmed and up to now all attempts of contacting the author for any clarification failed. However this summer we were lucky enough to get in touch with the composer in Kiev, Ukraine and we are incredibly happy to reveal some details about these two electronic gems as well as present them on this lovely 7" record."

Вадим Храпачёв — Танец (1982)

Published on Dec 28, 2016 Maxim Løy

"«Танец» (The Dance) — an epic Synthi 100 disco action by Ukraine's most notable film composer. Music for the soviet drama «Полёты во сне и наяву» (Flights In Dreams And Reality), directed by Roman Balayan. Both tracks were recorded and performed on the legendary EMS Synthi 100 synthesizer in Moscow on 15-16th of April, 1982. Written and composed by Vadim Khrapatchev. Guitar by Yuriy Bogdanov. More information on this release available at"

Вадим Храпачёв — Финал (1982)

Published on Jan 9, 2017 Maxim Løy

"«Финал» (The Finale) — an opening and ending titles soundtrack for the soviet drama «Полёты во сне и наяву» (Flights In Dreams And Reality) directed by Roman Balayan and released in 1983. Both tracks were recorded and performed on the legendary EMS Synthi 100 synthesizer in Moscow on 15-16th of April, 1982. Written and composed by Vadim Khrapatchev. Features samples from the state symphonic orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Fedor Gluschenko. More information on this release available at"

::vtol:: volnovod

::vtol:: volnovod from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

"I’ve came up with the idea of this device during a long flight, when my iPod earbuds (the standard white ones) got caught up yet again. The wires of this manufacturer are covered with special rubber that grants the earbuds a unique feature: they do not fracture or bend; they just intertwine endlessly, which prolongs their lifespan and prevents contact damage. Therefore, in a typical coincidence, my wire intertwined many times and I noticed that it resembled a complex multidimensional wave. The concept of the machine came across my mind at once: a machine that would deliberately intertwine this kind of wire in different ways, then a camera would digitize it and a special algorithm would transform the result in a parametric graph controlling different parameters of sound synthesis.

The device ‘Volnovod’ is a result. I think of this device as a hybrid machine, which combines a kinetic sound sculpture and a unique controller/tool. It bases on the concept of some small phenomenon being adapted, raised and automatized. Thus, a very peculiar for me combination of a tangible wave and depending on it soundwaves worked out.

The device operates in automatic mode, semi-automatic mode or manual mode. Two stepper motors constantly turn and intertwine the wire, moulding different types of waves. Motors operate in accordance with the random numbers-based program and randomly change the direction. Still they rotate within the preset number of steps range to prevent the wire from over-intertwining. The camera shoots a wire in front of a black background, which makes possible to achieve the highest picture contrast. Nine wave pictures are saved. Later they can be updated in automatic mode or refiled manually in semi-automatic mode or manual mode. These nine shots then morph into graphic tables with resolution of 270 x 240 points. The tables are the base to control sound synthesis options. The program can generate parameters in any suitable format: MIDI, OSC, CV. It allows to use it freely as within the system as with external devices. Graphs reading can be written down automatically or manually, with different velocity in many directions. The wave form can also put to use as a harmonic oscillator wave (akin to wavetable synthesis).

more info -"


- pure data
- max/smp


- stepper motors
- 2 channel sound system
- arduino uno
- lcd monitor
- iPhone / iPod headphones wire

Melodica + DSI Pro 2 + Eventide H9

Published on Jan 24, 2017 experimentalsynth

"Just a bit of melodica jamming and FinalCut craziness. The background music is DSI Pro 2 and Korg ARP Odyssey. Kind of a practical application of the techniques in my recent Pro 2/ARP Odyssey video."

multimoog (modified) demo 01

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Deep Forest

"Here is a demo of my old Multimoog, I bought it in 1978 !
This one has been modified (osc A mod and Filter low bass)"

Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) // Sootballs (ボイラー虫) [Geektronica Synth-Rock Cover]

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Ace Waters

"Whenever I arrange a Ghibli track, it always ends up taking a very long time. Joe Hisaishi, even in his simpler tracks, has so much depth that it takes me time to just wrap my head around the song I am covering. I have a few Ghibli tracks I want to cover this year, and this one was the one that Twitter picked. In a weird turn from the norm, I actually listened to the outcome of the twitter poll, and did a cover of Sootballs from Spirited Away."

Plant Music #2 (Knas + MIDI Sprout)

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Smokey Quartz

"In this second attempt at plant 'music' I connect the MIDI Sprout to a Bromeliad Guzmania and let it have a turn on the Knas Ekdahl Polygamist synthesizer. The MIDI signal is ran through Ableton Live’s scale and arpeggio MIDI effects for my attempt at making slightly more “musical” plant noise. Sounds like I got some more work to do with that."

Part 1 here.

SSF EntityGlitch

Published on Jan 25, 2017 SteadyStateFate

"GateStorm, Ultra-Random Analog and Spectrum supply random voltages, triggers and FM to modulate Entity. This video demonstrates some of the more complex sounds achievable via external modulation."

DEEPMIND 12 EFFECTS OVERVIEW & DEMO ~ Reverbs, Delays, Distortion, EQ, etc.

Published on Jan 25, 2017 once upon a synth

"Behringer Deepmind 12 effects demo. In this video I cycle through all the effects and tweak them as I go. This includes reverbs, delays, the compressor, phasers, choruses, a flanger, rotary simulator, noise gate, etc. I only use one effect at a time because the focus here is to cover the individual effects rather than the routing. I'm using the Deepmind 12 iPad app to control the synth here but you can access all these controls from the synth directly as well. The Deepmind 12 is an analog polyphonic synthesizer."

Volca Bass chords in 1 pattern

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Tony Horgan

Recognize the riff? :) Pretty cool.

"Here's demo of how you can create a chord sequence with the Korg Volca Bass using just 1 pattern. You could make this twice as long by using a lower tempo (eg 17bpm for a 136 bpm track). Now you have both hands free to play another instrument!'

Korg PolySix Modified and Midified w/Modypoly, Noisysix, Polysex, and MORE

via this auction

"Modified Korg Polysix!!

Upgraded with:

NoisySix Kit

Polysex Kit

ModyPoly Kit (MIDI) w/ Overlay

Effects Input

LED Voice Lights

This is your chance to own one seriously decked out and unique Polysix! This thing has tons of upgrades which add a lot of features and depth to the synth. I will list all features of the various kits below. You may have assumed this but yes, the battery has been changed. A few traces did need repair but they have been fixed permanently. Everything functions 100% on this synth. No scratchy pots or key triggering issues. Front panel is in great shape. The wooden cabinet does have some wear on the edges (pictured). All modifications were professionally installed,and the synth was also just calibrated and tuned."

Moog Opus 3

via this auction

ROLAND SH-5 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Custom Korg M1 Stars & Stripes

via this auction

That's some synth bling for you, right there.

Oddly this one appears to be listed in the UK. Via the listing: "For sale is my excellent perfect working, fully refurbished and unique Stars and stripes custom Korg M1 The Keyboard has a bespoke Vinyl wrap fitted which not only protects the keyboard but makes it stand out. Simply Stunning, perfect for on stage or in a man cave. The wrap is car grade material designed for outdoor use so it will last for many years to come, made especially to fit the Korg M1 with all the button functions and controls clearly visible."

Vintage ARP LITTLE BROTHER Synthesizer Expander 2953

via this auction

"Good used condition. Recent service. Control panel cleaning and you calibration. A couple light cosmetic blemishes but overall good condition."

Rendez vous 3 Jean Michel Jarre Cover

Published on Jan 25, 2017 fischek

"I have asked my friend Synthyaro (from Poland) to help me create this cover (I am from Serbia). So, this can be thought of as an international project :D


synthyaro: Yamaha QS300, Korg R3
me: Korg TR61 (used as a controller playing a SF2 sample of Elka Synthex)

Mixing and editing by: synthyaro ;)"

Anatta - Dusty Patches | OP-1, PO-12, Eurorack & Axoloti

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Dusty Patches

"The Keystep is sequencing the modular and synced to the PO-12. The modular is running through the Axoloti in an effects loop, and everything is running into the OP-1 for more effects.

The Axoloti is running a patch with a breadth of effects including crossfading LP/HP filter, grainer, reverb, drive, and compression. All of this is controlled by MIDI via the Nanokontrol.

I'm tweaking two knobs on the modular, the LFO rate of the square wave, and an attenuator for the LFO being sent to the oscillator FM, VCA, and HP filter."

Drôle de Machines '1985 memory' Vintage Synthesizers

Published on Jan 25, 2017 AnalogSynthMuseum

"Drôle de Machines '1985 memorie' (Vintage Synthesizers)

Oberheim OB-XA , Matrix 6, Dmx, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Roland MC-500 MKII, TR808. Electro harmonix Small Stone.

Recorded live no over dub, no blue light , no synth plugins !!!!"

Junkie XL - Studio Tour

Published on Jan 25, 2017 junkiexlofficial

Synths in part 2.

KordBot - Utter Arpeggiation craziness!!!

Published on Jan 25, 2017 ISLA Instruments

Gotharman's Anamono X/deFormer X - Oscillators

Published on Jan 25, 2017 gotharman

"Showing a bit of the waveforms that are obtainable with the oscillators of Anamono X/deFormer X."

NLC Cellular Automata synth modules

Published on Jan 25, 2017 thenervoussquirrel

"First patch of six NLC Cellular Automata modules.

More details of the synth here:"

Roland TR-8 & TB-03 + Novation Circuit Detroit Techno jam | Jamuary2017

Published on Jan 25, 2017 anode8

"Here's a quick little Detroit techno jam using the Roland Aira TR-8, Boutique TB-03, and the Novation Circuit. I was playing with the Circuit editor program, and came up with this patch that i like for these Detroit style chords, and this is a riff on that with some extra machines thrown in. This is not a full fledged demo of any of these machines, just a bit of me tooling around with some music I like."

Modified Digitech PDS1002

Published on Jan 25, 2017 BugBrand

"A quick & dirty demo of the PDS1002 pedal I'm passing on.. With sounds from TR606.
Several years ago I added 8 switches which mess with the 8bit delay core.
8 data lines which you can switch on (up), off (middle) or set to cross-patch (down). Most extreme effects (massive degradation) from the first switch (top left), becoming more subtle as you progress leftwards - the lower row really do very little.
Can I remember the exact mod I did? NO! And I can't now find a PDS1002 schematic but it would basically be attacking the 8 datalines from the digital delay core."

NAMM 2017: Modular Synthesizer Booth Walkthrough

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Synth Anatomy

OWL Max Tutorial 4: XFade Delay

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Rebel Technology

"Cherif talks us through how to make an XFade delay in Cycling 74's Max (formerly Max MSP), and getting it running on Rebel Technology's OWL Modular with our online compiler at Get Max running in your Eurorack!"

All parts here.

Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (1982) Fun with the electronic drum legend!

Published on Jan 25, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage drummachine demo by RetroSound

The classic drum queen. The legend.
Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (1982)

16 analog drum sounds: kick, snare, low/mid/high toms, low/mid/high congas, rimshot, claves, hand clap, maracas, cowbell, cymbal, open hi-hat, closed hi-hat
and accent function.
64 patterns, 12 songs"

Fede Manfredi - Techno Jam Live Synths

Published on Jan 25, 2017 fedemanfredi

"MPC1000 - Electribe 2 - MS20mini - DSI Mopho - Volca Keys - Yamaha AN1x"

MFB Kraftzwerg demo with Roland CR8000 drums, reverb and delays

Published on Jan 25, 2017 Vykaar Tones

See if you can recognize the track this one turns into (watch through 1:50). Pretty awesome and unexpected.

"MFB Kraftzwerg demo with Roland CR8000 drums, reverb and delays - I just wanted to show some of the fat analog sounds this tiny synth can make triggered with cv and gate from a modified SH101's sequencer."



ARP Odyssey sequence in C Major

Published on Jan 25, 2017 SGE

"Korg ARP Odyssey module sequenced by Doepfer MAQ. Delay effect is a Line 6 Echo Pro. Drums are samples on a Korg ESX. The duophonic nature of the Odyssey can make for some interesting sequences. In this patch I ran 2 separate C Major note series through one MIDI channel."

Updated Error Instruments Drum 808 Eurorack Module

Published on Jan 25, 2017 paul tas

RyuX VCOx Eurorack Modular Dual FM Oscillator

Published on Jan 24, 2017 RyuX

"My DIY Eurorack Project
A Dual FM Oscillator"

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