MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev2 Synthesizer Demo

Published on Feb 9, 2017 World of Stereo

"Team members Josh and Matt take an exclusive trip to the Dave Smith headquarters in San Francisco to get the low down on the brand new Prophet Rev2 poly-synth. Direct audio and some awesome soundscapes await!

About the Prophet Rev2:
Dave Smith Instruments new REV2 16-voice analog synthesizer designed to be a successor to the Prophet ’08. Like its predecessor, the REV2 features two DCOs per voice and Curtis filters at the heart of its sound engine, but boasts a number of significant enhancements designed to make it more powerful. As Dave Smith puts it, 'The Prophet ’08 has been a real road warrior for 10 years now and people still love it. But we felt it was time to update it with new technology and new features and, at the same time, lower its cost.' Smith continued: 'The REV2 is essentially the result of our effort to enhance and improve everything we could about the original Prophet ’08 and, in many cases, double its power.' The most obvious difference between the REV2 and its predecessor is polyphony."

KORG DELTA Demo & Review

Published on Feb 9, 2017 musictrackjp


DEMO by Katsunori UJIIE."

Nazca Artifacts - Lowgritt

Published on May 21, 2016 Logan Gritton

"Live 5U Modular Patch Performance on Mixed Module System 44,

Voices include - Moon Modular 501D, Corysnth C104, Oakley VCO."

Mu Format VCO Comparison

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Synthesizer Reviews

"Side by side comparison of the q106 VCO, the Corsynth c104 Odyssey of Sound VCO, and the Analog Craftsman acVCO. The point of the oscillator comparison is to point out the feature differences as well as sonic differences between these three, readily available modules in the Mu (Moog Unit) modular format. They all share a power header, are all 2 units wide, and all generate traditional 'East Coast' sounds.

The c104 and acVCO are available factory direct, as well as through

The q106 is available exclusively factory direct, at"

Tiptop Audio Trigger Riot Drum Sequencer

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Using the Tiptop Trigger Riot to sequence drums and chord sounds. The chords are coming from the Zdsp Spring Waves card. The drum sounds come from the ALM Dinky’s Taiko, Hexinverter BD9, Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter, and Tiptop Hats909 and SD808."

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

Winter Timbres

Published on Feb 9, 2017 macbethsynthesizers

"Playing around with a home made exact Wasp clone/engine......this just a fun personal project........."

Sync 02 Synth Event in Portland Set for March 4th

via Analog Industries, where you'll find additional details:

"Sync02 is the second in what is apparently going to be a yearly 1st-Saturday-Of-March affair. Last year's event went off well enough that we decided to do it again, despite the torential rain. As you may remember if you attended, Sync01 took place at JWZ's excellent CodeWord venue in San Francisco.

My goal is to never do the event in the same place twice, so this year's event is in Portland, on Saturday, March 4th at Holocene. It is over twice as big as last year's, so we got a partner. Audio Damage is doing it in partnership with Control Voltage. The manufacturers that will be exhibiting include:

Moog Mother 32 / Volca Beats - Minimal hardware synth jam

Published on Feb 9, 2017 ann annie music

"Minimal acid jam with the Moog sequenced via the SQ-1 and the Volca beats. Reverb from a JHS Alpine Reverb. No computer (except to record audio) was used! The Moog, Beats and SQ-1 are all CV synced."

Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer SN 163900

via this auction

"Works perfectly. Recently serviced by Waveformless in Oakland. All functions working great and has brand new tact switches installed. Works on batteries or power supply (not included). A few bumps and chips can be seen in the photos. Cleaned battery compartment."

Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar SN 6305

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"For sale here is a rare OSCar Oxford Synthesiser Company. This OSCar has midi and is 100% fully functional. It came just back from servicing and plays perfectly. Cosmetically it's in excellent shape. It sounds AMAZING, with a huge set of features for the time, including programmable harmonic waveforms, patch memory, sequencer, an awesome arpeggiator, duophonic capabilities (yes you can play two notes at once) along with one of the best filters I have ever played, allowing for LP, BP, HP, overdrive capabilities. Huge bass, leads, effects unlike anything else. One of my favorite monophonic synthesizers of all time, & I've played them all, from Minimoogs to Arp Odysseys to Synton Syrinx. If I had to describe the sound I would say it's instant Boards of Canada, smooth, bubbly, analog with an aggressive Aphex Twin side that can get gritty & rough."

PAIA 4700/s Vintage Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"Rare and unique compact Paia modular synth in original folding case with handle. Most likely built from one of their kits in the late 70's or early 80's. (The included guide has a copyright date of 1976) I bought this a couple years ago as a project but never got around to it and no longer have the space. The synth turns on and the LED lights up but I do not have the proper cables so am not able to test everything in depth. Therefore this is listed 'As Is'. I've included pictures at various angles to show everything in detail so please check out all them.

Include in case :

4740 - Envelope Generator
2 x 4710 - Balanced Modulator
2x Voltage Control Oscillator
Voltage Controlled Amplifier
4781 Transposer
Band Pass Filter
Low Pass Filter
4780 Sequencer
3 x 4770 Watt Block Multiple
2x 4716 Wing Multiple/Power
4711 4/2 Mixer

Size : Open - Approx 31" x 7" x 9" / Closed 15" x 14" x 9"" Q119 Sequencer Controller Module w Own Power + Case

via this auction

Update: the listing states this is the Q960. It's actually the Q119. Check with the seller to be sure and always go through eBay for the buyer protection.


Published on Feb 9, 2017 LESINDES

"Using th internal arpeggiator of PERFOURMER.
Interesting voicings in the stereo pan. The VERMONA PERFOURMER is the only modern analog synth that makes it play the game of alternating/rotating sounds in the same musical line. Each voice has it own sound (eg waveform, ADSR, LFO, filter and PAN)."

Part 1 here.

MATRIXSYNTH on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

via @_chab_

"#touchbar belongs to @matrixsynth"

Yes! :)

So cool! I'm genuinely flattered to see this. Thank you @_chab_!

Now if you could only scroll though posts and watch videos on it. :)

BTW, this reminds me of way back when people would send in patch names with MATRIXSYNTH displayed on their synths. You can scroll through them here. The last one was back in January of 2014.  And don't forget the MATRIXSYNTH Bling!

P.S. You can see the Erica Synths post that just went up here loaded on the screen along with the Moog and Perfect Circuit banners on the right.

Jean Michel Jarre Oxygene 4 remix by McV ADSR & Rafa Saez

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Waves of Memories Project

"That's our tribute to the Master who inspired us to make music

Este es nuestro tributo al Maestro que nos inspiró a hacer música

Korg PS-3200 , Yamaha DX-7 , Moog Source , Moog Model D , TTSH 2600 , Roland JD800 ........ and more vintage gear"

And one from last year:

Oxygene 8 Jean Michel Jarre cover Rafa Saez Remix

Published on Aug 15, 2016 Waves of Memories Project

"Oxygene 8 Jean Michel Jarre cover Korg PS-3200 Remix , Moog Source , Roland JD-800

I used space echo Roland re-201 (delays) , artsacoustic_bigrock (phasers) , Big Sky (reberbs) , Korg PS3200 (main sound) , Moog source (Monophonic sequences) , Roland JD-800 (all strings and pads) , Oberheim Matrix 6 and Waldorf Microwave (double bassline) .

He tratado especialmente de trabajar con los efectos para recrear la espectacular atmósfera de Oxygene 8 , el Revox B-77 lo he sustituido por un space echo Roland re-201 y el EHX Small Stone por artsacoustic_bigrock

El sonido principal está hecho con un Korg PS-3200 , las secuencias monofónicas con un Moog Source y todas las cuerdas con un Roland JD-800

Para la línea de bajos usé un Oberheim Matrix 6 y un Waldorf Microwave (prestados)."

S U R V I V E Explores Four Vintage Synths | Reverb Soundcheck

Published on Feb 9, 2017

"The throwback music of hit Netflix series 'Stranger Things' was the brainchild of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E. To create brooding atmosphere, the two used a selection of vintage and modern synthesizers and drum machines to craft John Carpenter-esque synth soundscapes. In this video, S U R V I V E explores four vintage synths at Reverb's Justin Delay's studio: the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, the Roland Juno-6, the Korg Mono/Poly and the Roland TR-707 drum machine.

Read more about S U R V I V E & these vintage synths"

Roland Juno-106 Plug-Out demo (in System-8)

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Hunart©

"A quick check of the built in Juno-106 Plug-Out in the System-8 synth. No EQ, compression or external FX, only limiting on the whole material. I`ve put some loops to spice it up a bit.




TIPTOP TRIGGER RIOT LOVE from Station 252 on Vimeo.

Erica Synths Black Octasource, Black XFade, Balck Stereo Mixer, & Black PFL Details

Note these were announced back on January 18 for NAMM. You can find some demos in previous posts via the Erica Synths label here. The following is the official press release from Erica Synths:

Batchas presents: Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter 1 - Patch 013

Published on Feb 9, 2017 batchas

"All sounds Plumbutter 1.
One take.
Effect from Eventide H9 (first time using the H9)."

Batchas presents: Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter 1 - Patch 013 [v2 0]

20 01 17 Bugbrand & Korg MS-10 - 02

Published on Feb 8, 2017 batchas

New Serge Paperface Videos by batchas

Published on Jan 27, 2017 batchas

Serge Paperface - Oct 23, 2016 [Part 01]
Serge Paperface - Oct 23, 2016 [Part 02]
Batchas presents: Serge Paperface - Sept 15, 2016
29 07 16 - Serge Paperface

Bugbrand in there as well.

New Buchla Modular Videos by batchas

8 10 16 Buchla Modular

Published on Jan 27, 2017 batchas

"Patch based on 288v module."

26 07 16 Buchla 2 x 248r + 261e

Published on Jan 27, 2017 batchas

3 12 16 Euronana

Published on Jan 27, 2017 batchas

"Patch based on Pittsburgh Timetable, Mutable Instruments Grids and Pittsburgh Analog Replicator"

Hardware Controller for FieldScaper

Thought this was pretty cool. FieldScaper is a great experimental sound generator for the Ipad.

via Motion Soundscape

"Mario Jurisch who makes impressive DIY MIDI controllers also plan make special external MIDI controller for FieldScaper app. And it looks amazing!"

via iTunes, FieldScaper is an: "Advanced field recorder combined with a sound warp engine and a collection of ready to use dynamic presets for iPad and iPhone. Discover new ways to create and construct unusual and exciting sounds from any environmental audio recordings or samples recorded from other apps through Inter-App audio or Audiobus."

Tascam 388 - Fenix Modular Synth - Dynacord VRS23

Published on Feb 9, 2017 David Morley

"I was setting up my Tascam 388 (or Studio 8) and decided to record a small sequence I had setup. The fenix patch was playing 3 parts, the Kick and 2 sequences. I recorded that in one take anonto 3 tracks and overdubbed the Waldorf XTk twice. Effects are an analog delay pedal and the Dynacord VRS23 for reverb.
I did it mainly to test the 388, so the tune is dead simple, but hopefully it shows how nice the 388 records. Enjoy!"

buchla 208r

via this auction

"Buchla 208r rev 1 in excellent condition. Built by R.F. Works perfectly and sounds incredible. This is the sound making part of a buchla easel minus the keyboard."

Romand Filippov of Sputnik Modular clone.

Roland Jupiter 8 SN 242773 w/ JL Cooper Mod Switch

via this auction

No mention of the mod or whether it is active in the listing. I'd check before buying. Guessing it's the patch expansion mod.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

via this auction

"This is a very rare Rev 2 version with the sought after SSM chips. It's in great shape and fully functional. Huge warm analog tone, maybe the most classic of all the polysynths, the Rev 2 is THE Prophet 5 to get as it has a warmer tone than the Rev 3 versions with the Curtis Chips. I have both the 3.3 and Rev 2 side by side and there is a noticeable difference in sound. The Rev 2 makes the 3.3 sound like a more obedient younger sibling."

Does it?

Roland System 100m Modular

via this auction, also on Reverb.

150 001382
140 001723
130 001393
121 001392
112 001464
150 750277


via this auction

"Overhauled before shipping for long life and to keep original sounds, Change all electrolytic capacitors and voltage regulators, short life Operational Amplifiers and logis ICs with new ones. Knobs, switches and jacks cleaning."

KORG MS-10 mini monophonic analog synthesizer SN 133172

via this auction

Arp Odyssey Mk1 2800 VINTAGE ORIGINAL SN 281466

via this auction

"In average condition but everything appears to work except the light in the power switch. Some scratchy and stiff faders but still functions as it should.

Includes original case and rare Odyssey patch-sheet booklet however both are in poor condition. Will be shipped in the case, inside a cardboard box for extra protection. This particular unit was used for some BIG touring acts by an international pro back in the day. Previous owner had some CV mods done, but unsure of their functionality..."

Roland SH-101 SN 596406 with Mod Grip

via this auction

TOM-1501 Soviet Analog Synthesizer (Demonstration)

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Марк Гойхман

via this auction

"Synthesizer TOM - 1501:

1) Assigning Generator
2) 12 Manipulators
3) Generator Of Infralow Frequency
4) Delay Line
5) Brass Filter
6) Block Of Filters
7) Output Amp

Video demonstration mine. Synthesizer in very good condition. Amazing analog sound. Date of manufacture 1985. All original, all works well."


Published on Feb 9, 2017 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Drones from Loquelic Iteritas and Hertz Donut mk II. Audio processing by Rainmaker, Clouds x 2, DLD and Chronoblob."

Finally separated some of the outputs from the Drumbrute.

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Chris White

"Up to now I've been using just the mono output from the Drumbrute. So, here's a track using some separate outs. Also, I have used some Prophet12 loops from the new Firehills Audio library -"

Finger drumming on the Nord Drum 2 | Marque Gilmore kits demo

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"The Nord Drum 2 is hooked up with midi to the Korg M1 so let's do some finger drumming and demonstrate some of the fabulous drum kits created by Marque Gilmore."

Listening to Plants at Sunset with MIDI Sprout

Published on Feb 9, 2017 MIDI Sprout

"Data Garden founder and artist, Joe Patitucci, visits Torrey Pines State Reserve in California where he addresses your questions about how light changes a plant's music. Tune in as he connects his MIDI Sprout to native grasses along cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Listen to the changes in the melodies as the sun sets and share your findings in the comments!"

I see some smooching in the background.

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // Patch 027 - Doodling

Published on Feb 9, 2017 DiscoverNoise

"DiscoverNoise 079-
Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 029-

Just a little patch that was created while patching away and testing a bit with Phenol, Arturia Beatstep and the Electro Harmonix Deluxe MemoyBoy.


0-Coast Patch of the Week #7: East Coast Bass

Published on Feb 9, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

All parts here.

Dreadbox Murmux2 FM Demo

Published on Feb 9, 2017 NedOnAnalog

"Just a little FM experimental patch on the Murmux2. Modulation: VCO4 into VCO3 into VCO2. The Filter is in Notch mode, with both the LPF and HPF at equal levels, being modulated by LFO3. What you hear in the mix are VCO3 and VCO2, with VCO1 and Sub added to create a bass drone."

MFB Tanzbar, Doepfer Daek Energy 2 & Korg Volca Sample

Published on Feb 9, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine, a Dark Energy 2 synthesiser & a Volca Sample synced together.
Tanzbar MIDI Out to Sample MIDI In
Tanzbar CV/Gate out to Dark Energy

No further processing except for reverb and normalisation."

nonlinearcircuits Null A2 two

Published on Feb 9, 2017 cirtcele

"Another little patch with this one, production run PCBs and panels should be available from mid Feb 2017"

Follow-up to this post.

Modular Synthesizer Jam #11 | Boodaman - No title

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Cavisynth aka Boodaman

"Second one arm, Computerless and 100% modular synthesizer performace.

All sounds and drum sounds provided by the modular system.

Your booking request for a live act: sounds[at]"

Dato DUO final prototype

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Dato Musical Instruments

"A quick overview of the final Dato DUO prototype."

Eowave Domino module - patching by Andrew Means

Published on Feb 9, 2017 eowave

"Andrew means helped us put the Domino through it's paces creating this minimal industrial dance piece"

Karplus Strong Guitar Strummer Patch for the Organelle

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"This is my Guitar Strummer Patch for the Critter & Guitari Organelle; based on a Karplus-Strong algorithm by Colin Barry, with additional contributions and fixes from users fuurthur and iquestionshard on the Critter & Guitari Forums. The patch is not quite finished yet (it's at version 0.9.7 as of this video) as I still want to add a couple of more features, but for those of you wanting to give it a go, you can download the current version for free at -"

Side note: I created an Open Source label for open source focused posts moving forward. Remember you can also search for open source in the search box on the top right. Of course open source will need to be written somewhere in the post for it to show up.

Alesis Mod FX + Akai XR20

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Kablehead

"Ampliton - Metavox - Bitrman - Philtre - Faze - Phlngr - Smashup
My collection of Alesis Mod FX is finally complete and so i decided to put them all in a row. Just for the fun of it. :)"

Korg Volca FM Manual Randomizer

Published on Feb 8, 2017 HardtekStudios

"This is just a fun way to get some interesting sound you probably would have never programed otherwise. It doesn't work so well if you are trying to make traditional sounds, but you will get lots of weird textures, Sci-Fi FX, metallic pads, etc. Have fun with it and make some new patches!"

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