MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ashen - Oberheim OB MX

Published on Jan 28, 2017 100 Things I Do

"The OB-MX, possibly one of the most misunderstood synths of all time. While it seems to promise the sounds of the Moog and the Oberheim SEM it does not deliver that hardly at all. The filters are something along the line of but not quite the same as, application is similar to, the filters they are named after.

This made a lot of people angry and disappointed back in 1994. The Brain child of the chap that owned Oberheim at the time during its transition to Gibson. It wasn't until Don Buchla did a major redesign this machine made it to market. The story goes that Don specified very particular types of capacitors and the company sometimes followed instruction, sometimes just used what ever they had in the parts bin that week.

They even changed the VCA' chips on occasion! Don was not one to suffer people not following his instruction and made his objections quite well known. Most of this impacted the stability and application of the VCA. Why Don went to work for another big music company after the CBS issues I do not know.

With all this in mind, if you are looking for something that sounds like a mix between an OB-8, Matrix 12, CS-80 and Prophet 5 you might enjoy it. √Čric Mouquet (Deep Forest) Loves his and just released a video of a sounds he has created for his new upcoming album (well worth a watch). Like many things Don created, if you don't apply and commit yourself to the use and headspace of the device, you don't get much out of it! All the sounds were created on the OB-MX using only delays and reverbs."

Cool warning inscribed on the back:

"There are thousands of parts inside but none are user serviceable, so kindly refrain from removing the covers. Do not take the OBMx swimming or play it in the rain. Custom designed for Oberheim by Don Buchla. Manufactured by Oberheim, Oakland, California"

Roland Super Jupiter MKS-80 (Rev 4) SN 460625 w/ MPG-80 Programmer

via this auction

Octave-Plateau Voyetra 8 SN HA4806

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Jimmy Caba

"The Voyetra-8 (Voyetra-Eight) is an eight voice polyphonic analog synthesizer. Released in 1982 by Octave-Plateau Electronics (later renamed Voyetra and still later merged with Turtle Beach Systems to become Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.), it was one of the first analog programmable synthesizers to be rack-mountable and remains one of the most flexible digitally controlled analog synthesizers."

janus 69'

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Ebotronix

Modular Session 01: Nord Modular G2 Demo & Eurorack

Published on Jan 28, 2017 LA 84

"A generative patch that combines the Nord Modular G2 Demo with Eurorack.

The G2 patch contains 4 sine oscillators which are independently, randomly triggered and tuned (using quantisers). The mixed output is sent to the Odio module via USB. The Eurorack system is used for further processing. The result is recorded using the inputs on the Odio module.

Link to track:

Link to G2 patch:"

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #17 (Make Noise Eurorack, Moog Mother-32)

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded using Moog Mother-32 (x3) and Make Noise modules. First experiment with the Make Noise Tempi. All notes and modulations are coming from the synths and modules, no outside MIDI or DAW is being used here. Delay is from a Roland Demora and reverb is from a Strymon BigSky. Audio is straight from the mixer."

Waldorf Wave ambient Pads design.

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Deep Forest

"Some pads I designed for my next project, mostly ambient orchestral flavour. The wavetables I use are based on PPG2.2 and Korg WS. I especialy like the grainy sound of these wavetables, the analog filter is really amazing. The reverb is controlled by the Wave Aux modulated by velocity or modwheel."

Easel with BitRanger

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Brian Comnes

Alternative Facts (are not facts)

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"A protest song making use of the OP-1, Monotron, and Monotron Delay. It can also be found on SoundCloud:"

Synthchaser #043 - ARP 4075 VCF Filter Enhancement for Omni 2, Quadra Odyssey Avatar Axxe & Pro/DGX

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Synth Chaser

ARP 2600 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"She's a Tonus Arp (V2600p 2.0) so has great 4027 VCOs and the 4012 "Moog" ladder filter.
This Synth has it all and it is a dream to have owned it.

ABSOLUTLEY complete. Comes with original keyboard, patch cables, owner's manual and v rare suggested patches booklet.

Cosmetics are great and there are no horrors and though the case does show some patina (this is an old synth!) there is no peeling tolex or dented wood etc etc. She looks good!

Functionality is virtually perfect minus scratchy reverb tank sliders and a loose Cinch Jones. (Entire new Reverb tank is only $40 and the Cinch Jones are known to oxidize, which is an easy fix with some cleaner)."

Sequential Circuits Drumtrak SN 1761

via this auction

Ken MacBeth - Just an experiment with something different!

Published on Jan 28, 2017 macbethsynthesizers

"I've been playing around with Wasp like circuits..........this I call exact Wasp like clone plus some extras! The video is in 3D Anaglyph you will need red/cyan glasses to watch! Apologies for the 3D!..........they are my first movie experiments!"

See this post for a pic of the MacBeth EXACTA prototype and some details.

Ben Hovey :: Sally Sparks :: Chris Stack :: Improvisation 12/13/16

Published on Jan 28, 2017 experimentalsynth

"This is the first time Ben played with Sally and me and things just seemed to gel right away. Since I was mostly handling sequencing and background textures, I was able to shoot a bit of video and stills while we were playing. Instruments and tools used include: trumpet, Haken Continuum, (virtual) piano and Rhodes, Ableton, DSI Pro 2, Moog Voyager, Make Noise Shared System, Eventide H9, Borderlands, Animoog and probably a few other things that I've forgotten or was not aware of. I particularly enjoy how Sally's brassy Continuum timbres intertwine with and compliment Ben's trumpet work. And when you hear trumpet and Rhodes happening at the same time, it's because Ben was playing them at the same time. No overdubs here. All recorded live. An incredibly enjoyable musical experience that I hope we can soon repeat. - Chris Stack"

Technology + Human Touch = A New Way of Creating Music

Published on Jan 27, 2017 Illinois1867

Be sure to check out this article on Skot Wiedmann after the video.

"Skot Wiedmann, an electronics technician and art instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, talks about the Hyve Synthesizer he built. Wiedmann wants to inspire interdisciplinary work between engineers and musicians, and allow people to explore music and music theory in a creative and fun way."

Avicii - Silhouettes (live by Kebu @ Marias Ballroom 2016)

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Kebu

"Kebu's all-analog synth cover of AVICII's "Silhouettes", performed live at Marias Ballroom, Hamburg, during Kebu's Perplexagon Tour in April 16, 2016.

The song was performed using only analog synthesizers, either played live or sequenced. The performance was recorded directly from the mixer to a stereo track and later mixed together with the ambience from the venue.

Equipment used in this song: Roland TR-808, JX8P, Juno 60, Alpha Juno 1&2; Korg Polysix, Poly 61, Mono/Poly, Micro-preset M500; Jomox AirBase99; Touched-by-sound DRM1; Oberheim Matrix 1000; Logan String Melody mk II; Alesis Andromeda A6; MAM MB33 mk II; Akai MPC2500 (only for MIDI sequencing); Yamaha 01V96; Lexicon MPX500, MPX500, MPX1; Kenton Pro-2000 mk II, as well as a midi patchbay and additional preamps for my mixer."

touch - modular jam

Published on Jan 28, 2017 widy75

"modular jam session. recorded on the fly with two cams. eq and compression after recording."

Roland System 100 101 102 103 109 Complete Set

via this auction

Mint Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak SN 00135 with Custom Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"For sale is my Sequential Circuits Multitrak. This is a rare classic vintage synthesizer and in my opinion very underrated, much better than the more readily found Sixtrak. It has a awesome analog sound along with a cool built in arpeggiator & sequencer. Awesome for pads but also gets very beefy in mono-stack mode. This might be the nicest Multitrak you will find. It's in super MINTY shape, even the bottom is almost perfect. It has custom wood sides and looks and plays perfectly. Includes power supply. Be sure to check out the detailed pictures to make sure you like it. Don't miss out on this awesome SCI synth!"

Modal Electronics 008 8-voice Analog Synthesizer MINT

via this auction

Great deal on this one. Remember, always go through eBay for the buyer protection.

Jomox Xbase 888 Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

"The 888 is an amazing sounding drum machine, deep deep bass, snappy snare and smooth hi hats. Lots of excellent programming capabilities. A great way to get classic TR808 style sounds and programming but with much more range of sound and program flexibility."

Emu SP1200 Vintage Sampling Drum Machine

via this auction

Mint Roland TB-303 SN 220800 with Original Box & Bag

via this auction

"For sale is a rare Roland TB303. It's in MINT shape and fully functional. Includes original box, manual, quick start card, warranty registration, carry case bag (also in excellent shape) and power supply (not pictured but one will be included). This unit looks like it was kept in storage for most of its life and hardly ever used, as there is minimal signs of use or wear. All the knobs turn smoothly, scratch free and buttons are all triggering properly. Super hard to find a 303 that performs are perfectly as this one. You won't have any issues with buttons double triggering or requiring firm presses, programming on this is a breeze. This one has been clearly babied over the years and it shows. No cracks, chips, dings or worn our corners like you find on most 303s. No wear around the knobs which shows it hasn't been used for intense filter or knob twisting action. No rust or grime or mildew funky smells either. Even the bottom looks perfect. I only found some very very minor signs of wear which was lightly from rubbing again the case while sitting in the box. Check out the detailed pictures below to make sure you like it. The battery compartment is clean, no battery leakage anywhere. One of the nicest 303 sets I've seen for sale in a while. The 303 is a must have for acid, techno, dance, electronic, hiphop and more. Especially awesome when paired up with a TR606, TR909 or TR808. Don't miss out on this classic synth!"

Reverse Keys KORG Poly 800 Synthesizer w/ Mods

via this auction

"This Poly 800 has the reversed keys, plus the following modifications:

Potentiometer for filter cutoff frequency
Potentiometer for filter resonance amount
Filter slope switch (12 or 24 dB / octave)
Switch to toggle FM on/off
Potentiometer for FM amount

These additions extend the synth's range to far beyond a normal Poly 800 (although it can be used without the mods by turning cutoff to max, resonance to min, selecting 24 dB / octave and switching 'FM' to off). The FM can add harmonic overtones, or extreme distortion at higher amounts. Care should be taken with the resonance amount as, after about 75%, 'feedback' can occur quite suddenly (and loudly). Therefore, running the instrument through a compressor is recommended."

Teenage Engineering / Sonic Charge PO-32

Published on Jan 28, 2017 repeatle

"Trying the upcoming Pocket Operator PO-32 before my set in Nagoya, Japan. First time I hear this drummer in a PA. Fun!"

MFB Tanzbar & Korg Volca Sample

Published on Jan 28, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine and a Volca Sample synced together (Tanzbar MIDI Out to Sample MIDI In).

No further processing except for reverb and normalisation."

Sequence This! - EMX2, Volca FM, Volca Sample, Boutiques-JU-06/JX-03/JP-08 +

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Micro Banshee

"Track: Sequence This! - A whole bunch of sequences via my micro machines - All of my Roland Boutiques are again used along with 2 x Volca FM's , EMX2, Novation Circuit and a whole lot of other stuff including FX

I hope you enjoy the track, if not, no worries.

As always, the track is played 'live' in one take - with no DAW, editing, or post production.

Recorded live [28/01/2017]"

Rephazer ft. Walter Brown - Nobody Knows (Jam with Octatrack/A4/vPed/OP-1)

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Rephazer

"Another quick jam featuring some 'sonic talk' from Walter brown.
I think the mix is a bit muddy with too much compression..Ah well.. Better luck next time. Same gear setup as the previous jam. Cheers!"

(Mutable Instruments Rings + Analog Rytm) Techno

Published on Jan 28, 2017 TheKraist

"The bassline in the beginning is from the Moog Minitaur (+delay and reverb). Drums and percussion are from Analog Rytm and the synth line comes from the modular system."

Firechild - Parsifal - Yamaha CS-80

Published on Jan 28, 2017 MrFirechild

"Here is an epic track using the mighty Yamaha CS-80! Also Memorymoog,VP-330, Orchestral strings and choir. The track is called Parsifal and is included on the Firechild album Parsifal (2017). Composed and produced by"

Also features The Schmidt, and an Oakley 5U modular.

Klangwerkstatt Bingen – Space Blip (Ambient Synth Improvisation)

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Punkfurt

"Ambient Impro Jam with:

- Nord Lead / Rack 2
- Moog Mother 32
- Akai Rhythm Wolf
- Korg Kaoss Pad 3
- electron analog four
- Strymon Big Sky
- Arturia Beatstep (Pro)
- and then some"

Rob Papen's Predator2 and What is Ahead

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Rob Papen

"Predator 2.0 and what is ahead in the next bigger update..."

Intelijel Metropolis and Atlantis live setup

Published on Jan 28, 2017 Ziad Sarrouh

"This is a quick jam I made to test the Metropolis and the Atlantis in a live performance situation. The setup would consist of these two modules in addition to an Aira Demora for delay and Arturia Drumbrute.
The Metropolis is receiving its clock input from the Drumbrute's metronome out and sending CV and Gate to the Atlantis. The audio is then routed through the Demora's USB port into the Aira MX-1.
The Metropolis is really great for live use, and has a few tricks I found very handy. For example, it can receive two modulation signals to affect a wide choice of parameters through it's aux A and B. I like to send a sine wave to control the octave of the pattern and a square wave for the numbers of steps and use these when I want to create variations.
The Atlantis is also extremely handy for live use. The fact that it is mostly self contained is also very practical since most of the usual patching is already made internally, allowing me to focus on live tweaking.
All in all, this is a setup I can safely take to the road with me, fits in one 104HP case and is extremely portable.
I'll make another video featuring all the elements and how I integrate them in my workflow."

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