MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Studio Electronics: Grainy Quadnic

"Grainy Clampit and Quadnic—one moving the other static—get a little sweetening from the ErbeVerb, 2017 Winter NAMM. Very early 20th century orchestral at times. SE88 filter in the mix.

Our Oscillation module makes faint appearances, seemingly in the beginning only (0:16), but one can never be certain of much."

1980s Synth Bass Arpeggio Techniques

Published on Feb 8, 2017 SynthMania

ID the tracks!


Hello PO. Unboxing the PO-32 Tonic

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Olivier Ozoux

"I just got a nice little package in the mail. More later when I figure out how to program and upload sounds to the little thing."

Moog MiniMoog Voyager XL 2015 Wood SN XL 0823

via this auction

ROLAND Alpha JUNO-2 Demo&Review

Published on Feb 8, 2017 musictrackjp


DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."


Published on Feb 8, 2017 musictrackjp


DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Pretty cool looking with that glow effect applied to the whites in the video.

New Dreadbox Abyss Pics, Details & Price

Some new pics via Dreadbox. There's a nice open shot of the back below. You can find several videos of the new Dreadbox Abyss here.

The Abyss will be priced at 1099 €, which comes out to $1174.26 at the current exchange rage. Obviously expect a more rounded out price.

The following is the current feature list (most of which was initially captured here):

4 Voice Analog Synthesizer
All Analog Discrete Components
4 playing modes :
– Unison
– Polyphony
– Chords (+ user chords)
– Multi channel (multitimbral over selected controls)
1 VCO + 1 Sub Oscillator per Voice
White Noise Generator
Independent Wave shaping Modulator
Polyphonic Glide function
4 independent LFOs (1 for each voice) to control Vibrato
Variable Speed Depth and Delay
Vibratos and Glide can be set out of phase via the Detune (Vibrato) control
VCO autotune function
24 dB/oct 4-pole Resonating Low Pass Filter (based on the Murmux series)
Dedicated ADSR Envelope Generator to the Filter
Velocity sensitivity over the EG Attack Rate or the EG Level
Dedicated ADSR Envelope Generator to the VCA
OTA Drive circuit
Reflector: 1024 BBD Delay for Chorus/Flanger or Static Flangers
Hybrid Delay Circuit as found on the Erebus
4-stage Analog Phase Shifter
2 Analog LFOs with 4 waves each to control the Filter, Reflector, Delay, Phaser
4 Modulation Wheel Choices
Fine Tune Control
CV Control over Filter, Phaser, Delay and Reflector
Dry output (without effects)
Signal Input ( at the effect stage)
Midi In / Midi Through
Aluminum Case

PPG HDU - Short Preset & Effects Demos

PPG HDU - Short Preset Demo

Published on Feb 25, 2016 Known As KneToNatoR

"Testing the PPG Hard Disk Unit realtime effects...
Equipment List : PPG Wave 2.2, HDU, Quantec YardStick2493.

0:00 Piano + Stereo Delay
0:18 Piano + Stereo Delay + Quantec Reverb
1:20 clean "Blade Runner" Sound
1:45 "BR" Sound + Stereo F.I.R.-Filter
2:25 "BR" Sound + Stereo Flanger
3:25 "BR" Sound + Stereo Phaser
4:55 "BR" Sound + Flanger to Phaser

- - -"

PPG HDU - Effects Demo

Published on Feb 27, 2016 Known As KneToNatoR

"Testing the "PPG Hard Disk Unit", with live editing...
Equipment List : PPG Wave 2.2, HDU, Quantec YardStick 2493.

00:00 Stereo Delays + edit (128ms / 256ms / 512ms)
08:40 Longest Stereo Delay (1490ms)

10:35 Strings Sound + Quantec Reverb & Without Reverb

12:20 Strings Sound + Stereo Flanger Presets
15:05 Flanger live edit

19:13 Strings Sound + Stereo Phaser Presets
21:09 Phaser live edit

23:21 Strings Sound + Stereo Filter Presets

24:57 Strings Sound + Harmonizer

27:22 Four more presets...
(Delay+Phaser / Phaser+Flanger / Double Flanger / Phaser+Filter)

- - -"

Funtimes (Little Boots cover)

Published on Dec 29, 2015

This one was sent my way via John L Rice. Some nice synth spotting in this one - full list below.
Also worth checking out from the archives: little boots TIME TO PRETEND (WE'RE HAVING FUN!) funtimes cover of MGMT

"From a synth-nerd to a synth-nerd...

Little Boots, i haven't known you before, until J.-M. Jarre's new album was released. And now, with this track, i will say thank you for the music. (It's realy nice !) I wish you all good things, and every time a good sound. ;)

Greatings from germany

Equipment List :

Master Sequencer : EHX Clockworks
Bass Drum : SCI Pro-One & Roland SEQ-315
Hi-Hat : Noise & PPG 300 Modular
Bass Sequence : Marienberg Modular System
Melodic Sequence : Roland CSQ-600 & ProMars MRS-2
Background Sequence : Korg Polysix

Intro : Yamaha TX-1P & Roland SBF-325
Strings : PPG Wave 2.2 / Korg PE-2000 & Roland SPH-323
Solo Sounds : Marienberg Modular System / SCI Prophet 5 Rev. 2
Mid Sequence : SCI Pro-One

Delay : Yamaha E1010 / Ibanez DM1100
Reverb : Quantec YardStick 2493

PS : This track is a completely re-recorded merge of parts of many other music tracks from Little Boots, and a little piece of me.

PPS : No MIDI was used ! ;)

Beta Distortion Particle

Published on Feb 8, 2017 A Box In The Sea

"Recorded to micro-cassette a 4 minute chord progression while playing piano and fed this through the Octatrack, Clouds (manipulated via Frames and Ultra Random Analog) and the Reflex Liveloop (controlled via midi from the second NanoKontrol). Everything is parallel processed between Warps, Optodist, Echo Degrader, Big Sky and EPSI then recorded live to 2 track."

Vintage Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer SN C33233

via this auction

"This is a beautiful vintage synth in excellent condition. One owner, (the first female Windham Hill artist) bought new in the 80's when working with Mark Isham, and impressed by the magic he was making with the OB-8. This synth was used on only a handful of local gigs. It works perfectly and was recently checked over by a keyboard repair professional. Midi capable. Purchased in late 1984, Serial # C33233."

Analogue Solutions Oberkorn Analog CV/Gate Sequencer SN 5883NB

via this auction

"Including a System J Synthesizers TC-X Universal Trigger Interface (see photo). It will convert V-Trig to S-Trig or the opposite S-Trig to V-Trig. It will convert short triggers and longer gate signals and is compatible with most vintage synthesizers from Roland, Korg, Moog, ARP, Sequential Circuits, Oberheim, Yamaha and many others. Also suitable for interfacing vintage synths with more modern modular gear..."

Moog Taurus II 1980's Analog Synthesizer SN 1581

via this auction

"This is a Moog Taurus II analog monophonic synthesizer from 1980-83. It is mainly designed as a bass synth that is controlled by a pedal keyboard, however it is not restricted to playing only low notes. The synth features:

- Two voltage controlled oscillators (Saw or Square) w/ sync + noise.

- one LFO (.3 - 30Hz) w/ triangle, pulse, and random waveforms

- One contour generator (attack and decay)

- a 4 pole Moog filter

- pitch and modulation wheels, and variable glide

It is designed to play with the pedal keyboard, but it could be controlled by the proper type of analog voltage controlled synth keyboard. Please note that the jack on the back that looks like a MIDI port is NOT a MIDI port! This synth has no MIDI (or any sort of digital components). The jack is used to connect the pedals."

Moog Prodigy Vintage Analog Mono Synthesizer SN 10339

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This unit is in working condition. All the keys, knobs, and switches work.

This version includes the following external controls:
- S-TRIG In/Out
- KYBD In/Out
- OSC In
- VCF In

These allow the filters to be triggered and controlled by an external source."

Vintage KORG Univox SR-120 Analog Drum Machine SN 781824

via this auction

Another listing from Goodwill. Crazy to think what's out there sitting at Goodwill shops. Imagine seeing one of these in the electronics section.

Studio Electronics Omega 8, Eight Voice Analog Synthesizer SN 1110

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx 12-Voice Rack Synthesizer SN MX001212

via this auction

"Don Buchla design. This is a fully expanded 12-voice OB-Mx. Super rare, weird beast. OS 2.0"

Hornet Modular Synth Demos by kapillarkraft

Published on Feb 8, 2017 kapillarkraft

Hornet modular synth drone in stereo
Hornet modular synthesizer S/H arpeggios part 1
Hornet modular synth S/H arpeggios part 2
Hornet Modular -Stereo RIngMod Rock- #4
Hornet Modular -Hard Sync Etudes- #5

Cwejman S1 Videos by kapillarkraft

Published on Oct 5, 2016 kapillarkraft

Cwejman S1 standalone series #1 -selfplaying ambient patch-
Cwejman S1 standalone series #2 -dry stereo PWM drone-
Cwejman S1 standalone series #3 *dry acid bassline in 7/8*
Cwejman S1 selfpatched: "It`s a latin ping thing"
Cwejman S1 and Korg SQ-1 - Naive 5 Oscillator Patch

Roland SYSTEM-1m demo

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Hunart©

"I`ve had all 'System synths' at my fingertips, so was curious If this is something different. Yes, it IS ;) Very capable little modul. No EQ, compression or external FX, all sounds (and effects) comes from the System-1m.



CS80 & Polysix impromptu improv....

Published on Feb 8, 2017 noddyspuncture

"Bit of an impromptu improv on my freshly repaired Polysix and on of my CS80's. I placed the Korg on top and stuck it through the Resonator effect. Switched in the arpeggiator and then though it might be interesting to have the CS80's LFO on sawtooth trying to follow the Polysix's arpeggiator...!?"

Modulare Eurorack

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Dave 33543

"Provando 4MS SMR"

Turnado iPad and DSI Tempest Drum Machine

Published on Feb 8, 2017 iPadLoops

"Hello everyone. Here is a simple little set up for adding subtle fills and effects to a hardware jam. I used an iTrack dock, iPad, Sugar Bytes Turnado, Big Sky, and Dave Smith Tempest."

iTunes: Turnado - Sugar Bytes GmbH

ARP 2600 Complete System Mk1

Published on Feb 1, 2017 Scienceforce

via this auction

"Arp 2600 Mark 1, the famous 2600P version grey/black with Moog filter
It's the release most wanted about its awesome filter and feauteres.
It has its native keyboard, transport cover lids, original manual and original patch cables
For sure the best Arp I have seen, Near Mint, NOT modified, really genuine and valuable along the time."

Novation Circuit live sketch

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Adrian Rowbotham

"It's a pretty basic sketch as no other instruments or devices were allowed.

The synth patches are from by Cuckoo and are available from"

Beginner Synthesis with Elektron Analog Four

Published on Feb 5, 2017 Scot Solida

"A lengthy lesson in analog synthesis for the beginner, using Elektron's Analog Four and Overbrdige to recreate a Minimoog-style Progressive Rock lead patch from the ground up.

Forgive the camera quality (or lack thereof). One makes do with what one has!"

VGM #99: Adventure (Linelight) Chill Synth-Pop Cover

Published on Feb 7, 2017 Ace Waters

"I haven't seen much being said about Linelight in the video game world, which is a shame because its an absolutely stunning indie title that you should all go play. It's a very satisfying game, that makes you feel so good with the way it really uses its mechanics in such a fluid and intuitive way. The soundtrack is also super chill. Definitely don't overlook this game. Its on Steam and PS4!"

FILTERS? Build a simple DIY passive electronic low pass filter.

Published on Feb 8, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER


Make your lemons into a synth with this circuit :- [see this video]

heres the schematic for the active filter, made by rene schmitz based off an MS20 filter, this forum is useful for it :-

Super simple build!

1 10k pot and 1 100nf ceramic capacitor and 2 jack sockets
mess around with values! and types of capacitors. the larger the capacitance and larger resistance, more frequencies filtered!

even try electrolytic capacitors! all the way up to 470uf! give it a go."

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer (1984) RetroSound Soundscapes

Published on Feb 8, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer from the year 1984
some self-programmed sounds"


Published on Feb 8, 2017 once upon a synth

"Behringer Deepmind 12 effects modulation tutorial. In this video I go over how to modulate the various different effects parameters using the mod matrix."

More DEEPMIND 12 videos by once upon a synth.

Studio Electronics Boomstar SE80 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Davolisint Rare Vintage Italian Synthesizer

via this auction

See the Davoli label below for previous posts including a recent demo video.

"So here we have a very rare synthesizer, the Davoli Davolisint. From what I've read only 500 were ever made. I bought this from the original owner who had it since 1975. He said he kept it in the studio its entire life. It has some scrapes and scuffs but it does work all the keys work as they should and make sounds and the organ buttons work as well... I'm not sure if it's just too subtle to tell but the first vibrato might not be functioning. I'm hoping to find a good home for this with somebody that can take care of it. You won't see too many of these in the future. It has a rich fat analog sound and It sounds like something Jack white or flogging Molly might throw into one of their songs."

NORD MODULAR Rack G1 SN 200011174

via this auction

Interesting look at the main data knob missing its cap. Note how it's bolted/srewed on.

"A few minor issues- some paint wear on the front and rear panel- the top cap of the data entry knob is gone, purely cosmetic- and encoder knob 4 is missing with its shaft is slightly bent but in working order."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 SN 3801

via this auction

This one appears to be a Goodwill listing.

Sequential Circuits six-trak w/ six-trak pg Programmer

via this auction

I don't believe I've seen the particular controller before.  V01+ ? Via the listing:

"*this is a special sale coz it comes with awesome volt crafty hardware programmer that lets you change parameters live via midi* (i prefer it to stereoping's model)

importantly, it has VCO's, not DCO's, analog all the way in fact

and the chip has been upgraded to accept non-sequential midi clocks etc (as supplied by wine country)

it's mega versatile and fun
thick unison sounds or 6 separate voices"

Elka EK22 Demo

Published on Feb 8, 2017 geerefamilyusa

"Synth veteran Richard Geere demos the Italian synth Elka EK22. Elka produced the mighty "Synthex"! No external effects or overdubs used."

The Korg Monologue- Part 7- Low Frequency Oscillator part 2

Published on Feb 8, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the surprising functionality of the Korg Monologue low frequency oscillator."

All parts here.

Live Jam #72 - Downtempo / Techno - Arturia Microbrute, Beatstep Pro, Korg Er-1, Eurorack modular

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Monotrail

"Two simple melodic sequences with different step lengths beating against each other can be interesting for a long time. Add some bass and beats, and voila. Livejam #72


Stuff used:
Arturia Microbrute and Beaststep Pro. Korg Er-1, Akai APC key25, Use audio Plugiator and Euroroack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Diy: Quad attenuator

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

The Replicant Suite (part 1) - Novation Circuit and Samplr performance

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Play Nice

"Novation Circuit sending midi clock to an iPad running Samplr."


Eowave Domino breakcore patch

Published on Feb 8, 2017 eowave

"Demonstration by sound artist Andrew Means of the Domino bassline synthesizer module"

Moog 907A Fixed Filter Bank Demo

2nd video just added to this post.

Kick.S Live / X1061 (Goa and Acid Trance)

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Kick.S

Download :
/// Equipment ////
Korg electribe EX
TR 9090
EHX Cathedral
EHX Memory boy
Mackie VLZ3

Introduction to SynthMaster One by KV331 Audio

Published on Feb 8, 2017 kv331audio

SynthMaster One was introduced at NAMM this year.

KORG Monologue - Percussive Sounds Tutorial

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Synth Anatomy

"The Monologue Synthesizer is the latest monophonic analog Synthesizer by KORG. This video shows you how to create percussive sounds with the self-oscillation of the filter"

All parts here.

Mos Lab 914 & Moog 907A Fixed Filter Bank Demos

Mos Lab 914 Fixed Filter Bank Demo

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Roberto Raineri-Seith

"Mos-Lab Fixed Filter Bank 914 demo with 2 Moog 921b oscillators from a System 15 (32' and 16' rectangular waves).
For a comparison with an original inductors-based Moog FFB see my Moog 907A demo in which i used exactly the same arpeggio and audio setting (although the 914 has more frequency controls compared to the 907)"

Moog 907A Fixed Filter Bank Demo

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Roberto Raineri-Seith

"Moog 907A Fixed Filter Bank (with inductors) from a System 15; demo with 2 Moog 921b oscillators (32' and 16' rectangular waves)"

Erica Synths Black XFADE demo

Published on Feb 8, 2017 Erica Synths

"Erica Black XFADE is high-end module for smooth manual or CV controlled crossfading between two audio or CV signals."

OP-1 Sketch with a view :)

Published on Feb 7, 2017 anthony burchell

"Did a goofy little 1 minute-ish op-1 sketch behind the Natural History Museum of Utah. It got cold so I cut things short. Texans cant hang."

Detuning loop : KROME/minilogue/MS20mini/KP3+/RC505

Published on Feb 7, 2017 karenevil

"Sound making experiment.. From 2:30 changing tempo of KP3 makes detuning the loops on KP3 ( tempo is controlled by MIDI clock from KROME)"

Behringer Deepmind 12 Patch Creation - Evolving Pad - Patch of the Day (POTD) #1

Published on Feb 7, 2017 Earmonkey Music

"My first in a series of Patch of the Day videos. Today I'm exploring the new Behringer Deepmind 12. I start with an INIT patch and take you through adding multiple LFO modulations and other fun stuff to create a moving, evolving pad sound. Hope you enjoy!"

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