MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #21

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded using only Make Noise and Moog synthesizers. Lighting is triggered by sending audio from two voices to the Max for Live template I use for live looping (see 'Live Jams'), where the lights' dimmers are triggered by audio. Audio for this recording is straight from the mixer, no MIDI or DAW is being used to trigger the notes or process audio (lighting is triggered from separate outputs on the synths)."

Ultimate MIDI Controller for Your Castle

via this auction

This one in via Alex.

"Antique Bridgeport organ which was digitally modified by Pro organ technician. Organ has now 61 semi weighted keys, every key is touch sensitive(you can control volume/brighteness by your playing fingers) All stops have numbers from 1 to 11(hard to see in video).By rotating first stop you can control volume, 2nd stop(push in) is power switch ON and OFF, 3rd stop is grand piano, 4th stop is electropiano1, 5th stop is electropiano2, 6th stop is organ 1, 7th stop is organ 2, 8th stop is strings, 9 and10 stops are harpsichords, 11th stop gives you variety of sounds. let's say if you push 3rd stop grand piano with 11 stop you'll get different sound of grand piano OR if you push in 8 stop strings and 11th stop you'll get vibraphone sound etc. The organ has 2 speakers, pedals on a bottom functions now as sustain pedal(right one, left one is locked). Organ also has MIDI IN and OUT, so you can use the organ as a controller or hook up other keyboard or computer. Under the hood is Yamaha NP series guts. Dimentions: 68" High, 48"wide including handles, 23" deep. Made in late 19' century."

Published on Jul 15, 2016 allvek597

Ultimate Percussion Model UP5 Super Analogue Drum Synth SN UP5884214

via this auction

"Appears to be the Original fuse . All other controls function correctly. This is a really cool piece of history for the digital drum collector. Made in England. This will include the original power cord. Looking at past modules these have sold for $500 US."

Waldorf Microwave XT Wavetable Synth V2.33 SN 0107305084 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000 SN 399

via this auction

"Well loved Prophet 2000 (SN#399) built in 1985. Considering its age, it is in remarkable cosmetic shape. There are some scratches here and there (please see photos). The electronics are fully functioning, with a brand new floppy drive replaced in Jan 2017 from This synth comes with approximately 30 floppy disks, some already loaded with great samples, some ready to format/record your own samples to. I’ll pass along a .pdf of the manual as well. The Prophet 2000 is great for sampling anything from drums/percussion to ambient drones. This synth has a great sounding filters, a slick arpeggiator, and it’s fairly easy to dial in a warm analog tone once you get the hang of it..."

Custom knobs.

Sequential Circuits Six Trak SN 001517

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Six Trak, Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer in excellent condition. Very clean, wood side cheeks in great shape, was in use in my studio for the last 2 years, no scratchy pods, no miss-firing keys, all buttons work. It features a wonderful arpeggiator and and a simple sequencer."

Hard Acid Techno - Korg Monologue and Modded Volca Beats

Published on Feb 16, 2017 pyrofiliac

Ambient from simple tones

Published on Feb 16, 2017 SynthMania

"Ambient moods from basic tones in the ROM of the Roland W-30, before and after passing through a DigiTech Polara reverb pedal."

“Steiner’s Workshop”

"Steiner's Workshop" from Hounds & Wolves on Vimeo.

This one in via Arturo, via The Playlist.

"'Steiner´s Workshop' is a documentary portrait of a forgotten genius. Part mad scientist, part inscrutable musician, Nyle Steiner is a singular presence in the world of underground inventors.

Beginning as a trumpet player in the 1960s, Steiner's creativity led him to experiment with sounds and machines, developing a series of instruments, including the EVI or Electronic Valve Instrument, a brass-style electronic synthesizer. The EVI's haunting sound and Steiner's expert playing ability sparked the interest of Hollywood and filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola who invited him to be a part of the recording of Apocalypse Now's soundtrack. For more than 40 years Steiner has been working in his Utah workshop assembling, modulating, destroying and understanding anything he can get his hands on.

In 'Steiner´s Workshop' we get to know the man behind his unusual inventions by spending intimate moments with him and watching his curious mind at work."

Note the Analogue Realities eurorack Synthasystem at the nine minute mark.

Melu Instruments Freak Production Demo

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Melu Instruments

"An example of what Freak sounds like in actual musical production
(Pretty cool huh?)"

See the Melu label below for previous posts and demos.

Synth Designer Tatsuya Takahashi Leaving his Role at KORG

The man who brought the boutique magic back to KORG will be transitioning from his role on February 17. In his message below, he mentions a few key points, one, it's been 10 years since he started at KORG, two, he will be switching to an advisory role for KORG, but will not being going to competitors, and three, he will be moving from Tokyo to Cologne to explore new endeavors. I may be wrong, but the way the following is written, it sounds like he will be switching from being a full time employee of KORG to an independent contractor for KORG.

Here is his message:


It's been a good ten years at Korg!

A few years after starting at the office, Tada and I, over a cigarette break, started shooting ideas around for a battery powered pocket analog synth. The monotron was the humble beginnings of what became a mission to make synthesizers fun, exciting and accessible again. To give synthesizers back to the people. To make synthesizers less snobby. To open up creative opportunities. To get people interested in electronic sound and see some kind of light in creating their own sound using technology amidst a world that is inundated with it.

monotrons, monotribe, volcas, minilogue, monologue, some reissues, SQ-1, littleBits synth kit - we put out a lot of gear.

After a blur of 21 products we released over seven years, I look at the world of synthesizers and it's a pretty cool place. I see kids getting their first taste of synths with the volcas. I meet people who have their dormant synth passion rekindled by the minilogue. And it's not just Korg. The whole industry has set out to achieve this common goal.

The name volca comes from the German word Volk: 'the people' or 'crowd'. Like Volkswagen 'the people's car', the volcas are 'the people's synth'. I have fond memories of meeting Mike Banks and being told how the volcas reached poverty-stricken youths in Detroit. That manufacturers have to take responsibility for the social implications of putting out gear.

On the 17th of February I will be leaving my full time position at Korg and will sidestep to advisor. I will also be moving out of Tokyo to Cologne to explore new areas where sound and technology can have positive social implications. I won't be going to any of the competition, but rather will be shifting direction of my main line of work while at the same time guiding the now super team at Korg venture into the future.

I am hugely indebted to everyone in engineering (my super duper team will keep designing the best of the best), production (love you all in Vietnam we did this together!), sales (job well done), marketing (fun times making those movies), distribution / dealers (essential work the world over), media (you guys got the word out) and most of all the musicians out there who are creating music with our synths - without you our work is meaningless.


it's been a ton of fun. more to come.


Soul Clap - Synthesizer Girlfriend ft. Ntem & HazMat Talkbox (Official Music Video)

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Crew Love

"Check out the premiere of the "Syntheisizer Girlfriend" video produced by our good friend Gabe Muniz-Alessio and featuring vocalist Ntem and Detroit talk box wizard HazMat!"

For more info on Synthesizer Girlfriend and our latest Album please visit:"

Some decent synth spotting in this one including a Moog Sub 37, 5U system (, and Roland Jupiter-8 amongst other gear. And just one of a handful of songs with synthesizer actually in the title - see the synth songs label below for more.

Noise Engineering Feburary Jam

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Noise Engineering

"Reconfiguring the cases for Sync 02 and Superbooth. Had to jam a while :)

All melody is being controlled by Jabara Sequent.

Rhythm comes from:
Numeric Repetitor x2
Zularic Repetitor
Confundo Funkitus
Integra Funkitus
Integra Solum
Horologic Solum
Horologic Uter

There are 14 voices 11 of which are tuned:
Basimilus Iteritas x4
Basimilus Iteritas Alter x6
Sinc Iter + Ataraxic Translatron (sync source)
Manis Iteritas
Cursus Iteritas
Loquelic Iteritas Percido"

Ensoniq Fizmo Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Concert Nomad Hands Trempolino 7 fev 2017 with Matrixbrute/Kronos/HPD15/Wavedrum

Published on Feb 9, 2017 Olivier Briand

"Olivier Briand et Mourad Aît Abdelmalek en Concert à Trempolino (Nantes) après la conférence de Laurent de Wilde sur "les inventeurs de claviers du XXème siècle" le 07.02.2017 avec Arturia MatrixBrute, Korg Kronos, Roland HPD15, Korg WaveDrum...."

Simmons SDS-8 Electronic Drums (1984) & Roland Juno-60 Analog Synthesizer (1982)

Published on Feb 16, 2017 RetroSound
Re-Published on Feb 17, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

The first RetroSound video with by hand played drums. A bit sloppy. I am not a drummer. ;)

drums: Simmons SDS-8 analog drums (1984) played by hand
all synthesizer sounds: Roland Juno-60 analog synthesizer (1982)
recording: multi-tracking without midi"

Gecho - Accompanying Windows App

Published on Feb 15, 2017 Gecho Loopsynth

"An early stage of Win32 application to control and program Gecho via USB port. It can send commands to start/stop any channel, also builds and transmits new chord progressions and melodies.

There is a new channel that is launched by "Direct Play" button, which plays received notes immediately to give user an audible feedback while programming new songs using the embedded virtual piano.

More information at"

0-Coast Patch of the Week #8: Fluttering Arpeggios

Published on Feb 16, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

All parts here.

The Beat Goes On

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Vykaar Tones

"Another spontaneous live mixed and played improvisation starting with Arturia DrumBrute polyrythm and a rather insistent riff on the SH1oh1 and Boomstar 4075. Waldorf Streichfett strings Roland JP8000, Juno 106, RS09, Korg Microsampler. CR8000 drums, MTM Radio Music, Doepfer Vocoder, Grains VCO, Roland Demora delay. Eventide Timefactor and Space reverb."

DJ Sasha's 16 Voice Waldorf Wave Synthesizer For Sale

Update: it appears this one was owned by DJ Sasha and used for his 2002 release, Airdrawndagger.

via this auction

Crazy to think a synth this valuable is so scuffed up. Curious how much this one will end up going for considering.

Transcendent 2000 Powertran Synthesizer

via this auction

Carmelo Bene / Electronic Music Jam Session / Vecchio faro di Fiumicino

Published on Feb 15, 2017 Michele Baruffetti

"Improvvisazione di musica elettronica + interpretazione tratta da Nostra Signora dei Turchi, di Carmelo Bene.

Microgranny 2.5 black pigeon + Pocket Operator PO-12 Rhythm + Ipad air (Borderlands Granular + Xsyntesizr) + Zoom H1 + Seashore."

Another one spotted on the excellent discchord.

Conexão Moxf, DX7-II e Iphone app Animoog

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Henrique Matos

Spotted this one on discchord. See if you can recognize the theme - click through for the answer.

Googlish translation of the video description from Spanish:

"This is a demonstration of a connection possibility using MOXF with Iphone or iPad using Synths Apps together with a second controller / synth

For this The idea here is to use an App on the Ipad / Iphone that will be controlled by a controller (in this case I used the "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" cable). DX7ii). And also allow the app to use the MOXF audio interface (this does not work with the MOX)

How the connection is made.
1-Connect the MIDI OUT of the DX7ii (or other controller) on the MOXF MIDI IN
2-Connect the Iphone / Ipad to the USB to HOST port of the MOXF using the "Lightning USB to Camera Adapter" cable
3-Increase the volume on the "Daw Level" Slide in the MOXF
4-Configure the app to use the "Yamaha-MOXF-3" port. Attention: it is 3. (since it will only route to USB what comes from the MOXF MIDI IN port). This is the secret.

Also check which midi channel your controller is sending and which midi channel your app is configured to receive midi, some can be set to Omni (all midi channels). Oh, and do not confuse midi channel with midi port, okay?"

About You (a Korg Minilogue patch)

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Track based on a sequence patch I worked on Korg Minilogue: About You - from a 64 patches bank that will be released soon.

Using: Roland JU-06 (oad), Roland System-1 Promars plugout (lead), Roland JD-xi (drums), Korg Minilogue (sequence), Korg Radias (atmosphere pad)."

Kastle Mini Modular (Bastl Instruments) seq pitch oscilator patch

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Dziam Bass

"Kastle Mini Modular (Bastl Instruments) seq pitch oscillator original patch sound not mastered"

DIY 8 Bit Bass Sound Synthesis with the Bastl Micro Granny 2

Published on Feb 16, 2017 TheDaydreamSound

"DIY 8 Bit Bass Sound Synthesis with the Bastl Micro Granny 2

This one is for the DIYer’s out there. Creating your own custom sounds can be a very rewarding process. In this video we’ll use the 8 bit converters of the Bastl Microgranny 2 sampler to create a Synth Bass sound from a Tibetan Singing Bowl. For those who are looking for an entry video into the world of sound design, this will provide enough to peak your interest as well as open you up to the vast possibilities of using Lo-fi sounds sources as an addition to your design process.

Lastly using an 8bit sampler like the Microgranny is an alternative option for those who want a vintage lo-fi sampler sound but don’t want to buy and older sampler."

Pipe Dreams | Eurorack Ambient

Published on Feb 16, 2017 r beny

"Ambient piece with eurorack modular and Audiothingies P6 synthesizer. Patch notes upon request.

Sort of a lost video...I thought I had lost any good takes I had of this patch, recorded a few weeks ago. Found this one tonight."

Live Retro Synthesizer Jam 5 (Journey to the Space Synth, Cosmic and Berlin School Music Universe)

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Ralph Baumgartl

"Another Live Synth Jam with my jam buddy “Imaginary Landscape” (Hadi). We take you on a little journey across the Space Synth, Cosmic and Berlin School Music universe. We start off with a deep bass, some cosmic Space Synth pads and chord progression, and later bring in a Piano based sequencer line. Enjoy!

And here’s the gear list:

Imaginary Landscape (Hadi) plays: Roli Seaboard Rise 49, Kurzweil PC3K6, NI Komplete, Equator, Eventide Space & Eventide Timefactor, MacBook Pro, Boss RC-505, Roland SP-404 SX (for sampling some of our custom sounds and sequences), DSI Prophet 08 Rack Synth controlled by Squarp Pyramid.

Ralph Baumgartl plays: ARP 2600 with Arturia Keystep Controller, Korg Volca Keys, Roland JD-Xi, Arturia Microbrute, ELKA Elkatwin 61, Roland Vocoder VP-330, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR."

Elektron chiptune jam. Rytm & Monomachine.

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Hellcore

"More fun with sid machines and samples."

New Barton Musical Circuits DIY BMC48 Single Random Rhythm

Published on Feb 16, 2017 boogdish

via Barton Musical Circuits

"This is a single channel version of the BMC27 Random Rhythm module. It's a trimmed down, easier to use version that adds SAVE/LOAD functionality.

The board features PC mounted pots and LEDs, for less wiring and also mounting holes for flexibility. There are Eurorack and MOTM power connecters. It can be built in +/-12V or +/-15V systems without any modifications."

New Barton Musical Circuits DIY BMC49 Attenuverter Mixer

Published on Feb 16, 2017 boogdish

via Barton Musical Circuits

"This is a DC coupled, four channel attenuverting mixer. It is expandable to eight channels.

The board features PC mounted pots, for less wiring and also mounting holes for flexibility. There are Eurorack and MOTM power connecters. It can be built in +/-12V or +/-15V systems without any modifications."

UVI Introduces UVS-3200 Tribute to the KORG PS-3200

Published on Feb 16, 2017 UVI

» Incredible sounds from the rare 48-voice KORG PS-3200
» Over 220 patches covering classic and modern styles
» Deeply editable instrument with pristine sound quality

UVS-3200 brings you the rare and exceedingly warm sounds of a complex and stunning piece of synthesizer history, the KORG PS-3200, perfectly restored and deeply sampled in all its vintage analog glory.

UVS-3200 features a 2-oscillator design providing users with a large selection of presets to build patches with. Each oscillator has a configurable amp, filter and stereo section along with a customizable 16-step arpeggiator. UVS-3200 also includes versatile modulation and effect sections allowing users to easily add movement to their sounds and add high-quality reverb, delay, …

With an extraordinary analog sound and fantastic set of patches, UVS-3200 delivers a collectors dream of an instrument with all of the convenience and flexibility of modern software.

Music Credits: Louis Couka

DiscoverSoftware // Arturia - Synclavier-V

Published on Feb 16, 2017 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 080-
DiscoverSoftware 017-

Video demo of some presets from Arturias Synclavier-V plugin.

KV331 Audio Synthmaster One - First Look

Published on Feb 16, 2017 BluffMunkey

"In this video I take a look at the new plugin by KV331 Audio - Synthmaster One.

I take a quick look at the overall layout and features, and play a few of the sounds I created for the audio demo."

Original Aalto Synth Patch MM Shield Generator

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Mark Mosher

"Working on a new Madrona Labs Aalto patch called Shield Generator #SoundDesign #Improv #SurfacePro4"

"End Titles" TB-303 Riff on x0xb0x (Tron Soundtrack cover)

Published on Feb 16, 2017 zbr_audio

"One take attempt at playing the riff from Daft Punk’s End Titles on x0xb0x with some mods(z0xb0x)
Lower left are the decay times for VCA, on the right thers ENV Attack mod.

I wanted to go through some of the distortions but accidentally pressed space by the end and this was meant as a one take excersice.

A little bit of reverb added in live for space, otherwise no processing, and clearly no plan of action

Notes are from
with some tiny edits. Unfortunately I coulnd't find the MID file anywhere so I just copied into Live by hand.

if anyone needs them, i've upped them here"

Adelaide live set development

Published on Feb 16, 2017 Luke Killen

"A quick document of some development which I am doing for a live set which I am performing next Month for the Data Doors event at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. for the set i'll be using both Euro rack and Clavia G2 modular synthesisers and mostly sequencing with the Sequentix Cirklon."

Akai Tom Cat vs Arturia Drumbrute

Published on Feb 15, 2017 HardtekStudios

You can see when the Tom Cat triggers by the flashing pad.

"In this analog Drum Machine face-off, we have the Akai Tom Cat against the big news new comer; the Arturia Drumbrute. Peak levels have been matched with appropriate room for gain during tweaking of the drum parameters. The Tomcat will play a pattern for one bar then the Drumbrute will play the same pattern for one bar and repeat as I tweak parameters to give you a fair representation of the range of sound passible by each drum machine. I cannot cover every aspect of each due to time and inconsistencies in the different drum machines. Have fun watching and use it as one of many tools to help you gauge which analog beat box is best suited for your studio."


Published on Feb 15, 2017 SynthMania

"An Enigma Sadeness-inspired tunage using Roland TR-909, JD-990, W-30, and the website.
A quick note just to make sure, as an FYI - Enigma didn't use these machines exactly (the JD-990 wasn't even out at that time), but yes, the construction of the song was probably somewhat similar ;-) It's just a silly tribute to a song and album that I really loved (and still do) - All kudos goes to the magical Michael Cretu!"

Levity Revisited

Published on Feb 15, 2017 Oxix52

"Here, I revisit the sequence from my other video Stranded Thoughts of Levity-[posted here]. This time, I am using the 261e and the 208 from the Music Easel as the sound sources. The sequence is not exactly the same, but close enough. The 261e is panned left and the 208 is panned right. The sine from the 261e is going through the 285e and is center panned. I like the sound, but I think the 259 has a sweeter tone."

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