MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Synthchaser #050 - ARP 2600 Grey Meanie Troubleshooting & Power Supply Rebuild

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Synth Chaser

"I begin the restoration of a very rare (one of ~35 made) ARP 2600 Grey Meanie. I bought this ARP totally dead and intend to do a full restoration of it before I sell it.

Its previous owner thought the power supply was broken, so we check it out and locate the real problem. But, as should be done with every vintage synth, we rebuild the power supply.

If you'd like me to make more videos as I repair and restore this ARP 2600, please let me know!"

Beatsqueezer Demo

Published on Feb 18, 2017 magneticstripper

"Beatsqueezer DIY Sample Player."

Update: Additional demos and details posted here.

Leipzig-S & Kastle Ambient Drone Live

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Dziam Bass

Hold The Drone - Waldorf Blofeld, Teenage Engineering OP 1, Red Sound Dark Star, Access Virus Indigo

Published on Feb 18, 2017 100 Things I Do

"I picked up the Waves SSL bundle this week while it was on special. Also I managed to find a few hours last night to finally burn upgrade roms for the Eventide H3000. All of this together means I can make something a little more intense and dense then slap a nice SSL emulated bus compressor on the mix and bring it back to sanity. So here it is, not as tuneful as many of my other youtube clips but an interesting experiment."

Leipzig-S Bass Killer

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Dziam Bass

Inside an Arturia Matrixbrute

This one in via Soviet Space Child. The pics are from tonykara, who also brought us the Deepmind 12 pics.

Novation BassStation

via this auction

Casio CZ-1

via this auction

"This synth sounds killer and has had what appears to be a filter mod as the added control near the mod wheel shows. I'm not sure what was done but it adds an aggressive distortion filter when cranked that is very cool. Everything looks to be stock and overall the board is in good condition for it's age. To issues of note are the 2 missing fader caps which are not a big deal as you can still easily move the sliders with your finger. Also it has 1 key that sticks and has to be pulled back up manually. May be just a bad spring or it may need a new key."

Electronic Exploration 008 - Strange Elements

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Fading Canvas

"Earplugs advised ? ;-)

Modular experiment: Furthrrrr generator modulated by Jupiter storms. Output fed into Clouds and Elements (ringified mode). FX done with Rainmaker and Erbe Verb (not visible in video)."


Published on Feb 18, 2017 Joe Miller

"A quick patch and go... using O&C to generate euclidean patterns, which trigger Quadra envelops. Telharmonic makes a droning foundation, Erica's BW adds some texture, and the Stillson sends CV to Rings for some melodic sounds...."

"Outtake" noodling

Published on Feb 18, 2017 raycastile

"This video is for the three or four people who will enjoy watching it. The rest can move along.

My track 'Around and Back' was originally recorded as a long improvisation. I didn't like the way that turned out, so I used the improvisation as the basis for an organized composition, then re-recorded it using multiple takes.

This video begins at the tail end of the original improvisation. I could tell that it had been a wasted effort, as you can hear in the way I go off the rails at the end. After some twiddling, about two minutes in, I started playing a string pad (XILS V+ plugin) and began a sad, slow improvisation that reflected how I was feeling. The DAW did not capture this audio, but the iPhone camera did.

So this is the impromptu improv shot by the phone. If the DAW had recorded it, I would be presenting it with that audio. But this is all that exists. Sorry.

I just thought it sounded kind of cool, so I decided to share it with the few people who might like it. I don't consider it part of my 'CS-60 series,' so I didn't put that name in the title, and I'm not adding any tags."

KORG MS4000! MS2000 Mod and custom sounds

Published on Sep 7, 2016 zafrosoundz

"A DIY project in which I have built a custom synth using my much loved MS2000's to create a virtual analogue monster.

Credit to my good friend Roger Barnett for suggesting the name."

One Time Only Mix Tape From Todd Barton

via MATRIXSYNTH member, Todd Barton:

"Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join me, if you feel so inclined, on President’s Day, February 20, 2017 to keep diversity nurtured here in the USA and the world.

Sound is power

Sound knows no borders

Sound knows no religion, gender, race, class or preference

Sound Is

On President’s Day I am offering a 'one time only mix tape (really a digital download) of my favorite original synthesizer compositions over the past 30 years. The download will be available February 27.

To get your copy please donate, any amount you like, on February 20th via the paypal button below or go to my website to donate:

All proceeds will go directly to the ACLU and you will get the one time mix tape.

Hopefully we can all stay vigilant and openhearted as our democracy fibrillates in this new environment.

Please pass this email along to friends and colleagues if you like.

more information and to offer your own patron page:

Thank you for your time and consideration!

all best wishes,


Glare [Dub Techno]: Modular Synth - Analog Rytm - Juno 60 - MS20 Mini

Published on Feb 18, 2017 DesertFishHQ

"This session demonstrates the processing capabilities of the Intelligel Audio Interface II. The Juno 60 and MS20 are going through into the modular with ambient strings coming from MI Rings. Also using Makenoise Erb-Verb and an Intelligel Jellysquasher compressor. The compressor allows for some sidechaining to the kick from the Rytm. The Juno and MS20 are going through the Optomix to create the gated effect with some S/H on the Filter.

Gear List:
Analog 4 (FX)
Strymon Bigsky/Timeline
Juno 60
Doepfer DarkTime"


Published on Feb 18, 2017 zack dagoba

"A swirly sequence on the Emu Modular, with some Lexicon 224 reverbs and Bel delays. It made me want to go out on the moor with Rothko and spin round. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot...."

Alone - Featuring the Korg MS2000B & Strymon ElCapistan & BlueSky

Published on Feb 18, 2017 JediSid

"Ambient Electronic Track: Alone - Featuring the Korg MS2000B & Strymon ElCapistan & BlueSky"

The Magnetic Fields - '81 How to Play the Synthesizer (Official Video)

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Magnetic Fields

How cool is that? The Roland TB-303 also gets a mention in the video for "83 Foxx and I" below, which has been getting some local airplay.

"The Magnetic Fields' ''81 How to Play the Synthesizer' from 50 Song Memoir, due March 10, 2017. Get the song now when you pre-order the set:


Created by: John Erickson, Alex Basco Koch & José Zayas
Production Company: Ghost Corporeal

Originally created for the Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir concert tour directed by José Zayas."

The Magnetic Fields - '83 Foxx and I (Official Video)

Published on Jan 31, 2017 Magnetic Fields

The Noisy BSTRD & Lerango

Published on Feb 5, 2017 Tara Pattenden

"Make mega harsh noise with this NOISY BSTRD. Three oscillators clash and combine with a fauxcoder for extra

via Reverb

"The Noisy Bstrd was created by phantom chips in collaboration with dutch noise artist Kutwyv.

The Noisy Bstrd screams and spits a rainbow of harsh noise.

Featuring three frequency mixed oscillators and a fauxcoder for an extra noise layer.

The second run is currently in production. There are differing colour options of red, green or royal blue.

2 x knob controlled oscillators
1 x controlled fauxcoder
1 x light controlled oscillator
Switch between 2 or 3 oscillators
1 x Volume control
1/4" jack socket
Plastic housing

runs on 9v power, centre negative (common guitar pedal power). Power supply not included. Custom requests can often be accommodated."

Lerango Drone demo Published on Feb 9, 2017 Tara Pattenden

via Reverb

"A machine for creating drones and atonal rhythms featuring 3 Oscillators.

Pitch control for each oscillator

Volume control for each oscillator

6.5" jack output

9v power supply output (not included)"

ARP QUADRA "Fly By Night"

"(c)2017 vintage synth track by RetroSound
bass, strings and arpeggio: ARP QUADRA Analog Synthesizer (1978)
piano: KORG Wavestation (1990)"

New DA ONE Synth for iPad

Published on Feb 17, 2017 MNSignalProcessing

iTunes: DA ONE Synth - MN Signal Processing

"The DA ONE synthesizer app provides you with a powerful synthesis engine combining digital and (virtual) analog synthesis methods, such as wavetable synthesis, vector waveform mixing, subtractive, additive, and frequency modulation synthesis. The individual blocks of this synthesizer are connected using an innovative and highly flexible routing system that allows millions of different configurations of oscillators, filters, and distortion blocks." Custom System 44 w/ 61-Key Controller

via this auction

"Great shape - No issues - Smoke free home - Well cared for

Sale includes all of the following:

QKB61 61-Key Keyboard with walnut end cheeks, QPS4 Power Supply for Controllers w/DC Cable, and QIC-48 Inter-Cabinet DC Power Cable, M-M, 48"
I have the original shipping box for the keyboard which will be shipped separately from the modular

Walnut 44 space cabinet
I have the original shipping box and packing materials for the Walnut 44 space cabinet—which you may know is quite robust with particle board reinforcements and plenty of padding. You will receive the case just as you would if you had ordered it new, packed with the utmost care and consideration. The only issue with the Walnut 44 space cabinet is a few 1-2 inch scratches on the top of which can be seen in the pictures below.

Free State FX FSFX 103 - Lopass Gate
Moon Modular 594 - Multiples Module
Q106 - Oscillator
Q106 - Oscillator
Q106 - Oscillator
Q106 - Oscillator
Q107 - State Variable Filter
Q108 - Amplifier
Q108 - Amplifier
Q108 - Amplifier
Q109 - Envelope Generator
Q109 - Envelope Generator
Q109 - Envelope Generator
Q109 - Envelope Generator
Q110 - Noise Source
Q112 - 4-Channel Mixer
Q113 - 8-Channel Mixer
Q116 - Ring Modulator
Q117 - Sample and Hold
Q124 - Multiples
Q125 - Signal Processor
Q130 - Clipper/Rectifier
Q137 - Power Control & Interface
Q141 - Oscillator Aid
Q150 - Transistor Ladder Filter
Q174 - MIDI Interface
Q175 - MIDI Interface Aid

Power Supply system
QDH40 Internal Module DC Power Harness
QPS1 Power Supply for 66 Spaces

Patch Cables
QP4MM-12 - brown - 6
QP4MM-24 - red - 10
QP4MM-36 - orange -7"

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 0613

via this auction

"For sale is a Sequential Circuits Prophet VS keyboard. It's mostly functional but does have a few issues.
The main issues are that the joystick and data slider are not working. Data slider will responds (rarely) if moved just the right way but not easily so it would need a repair or replacing. I believe Wine Country in San Jose might have data sliders replacements for around $25, and I've also seen people mod these with more robust potentiometers instead of the finicky slider. Not sure why the joystick isn't working, it might just be a simple fix. Also a few of the buttons require harder pushes and program buttons 7 & 9 are not working even if pushed firmly. You could get around all these issues using it as a sound module and controlling it with midi controllers. Otherwise everything else appears to be functioning as it should. The screen still has a little backlight life left in it and there are replacement screens available as well if desired. Cosmetically it's in good shape but it has some wear on the front/sides and a couple small chips in the keys...

priced low accordingly."

Alesis A6 Andromeda

via this auction

Access Virus Indigo SN G10001529 w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

"Rare modded Access Virus Indigo, first edition. We know this edition DA converter sounds rounder and it blends better with the music... Truly spectacular.. It has modded knobs and led lights for a better experience in the studio, wasn't a fan of the skinny knobs and red lights.

Unit is in perfect working conditions."

White Model Oberheim Matrix-1000 SN L320892 w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg volca kick goes funky - demo from Warstat #42 :o)=

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Druweed

DL - Techno Live Set 2017 #07

Published on Feb 18, 2017 DL Live

"Techno Live Session with Elektron and Roland machines."

Audiobus jam#17 (hErE & tHeRe)

Published on Feb 18, 2017 efectism

"i use Loopy HD for rec the sounds from :SampleTank,Thumbjam, iTabla Pro & FingerFiddle via Audiobus
# Audiobus Remote from iphone controls loopy via audiobus

lishen only the audio track here :"

MS20 x MS20. Marpha lights. A lot of dust.

Published on Feb 18, 2017 se7ense7

"Warning: some quite enjoyable digital overdrive from the camera's line-input."

Meditative Ambient w/ Mutable Instruments Clouds & CASIO CZ-1000

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Delta Aquari

"Creating meditative sounds by processing the lovley CASIO CZ-1000 with the Mutable Instruments Clouds module. The CZ is beeing filtered by a Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter.

Sorry for not showing the Casio, I don't have a second camera or a wide angle lens for my camera."

Yamaha DX7 versus DX7ii (Mk2, DX7S)

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's discuss and demonstrate the differences between the original Yamaha DX7 and the DX7S, one for the DX7ii mk2 models. We'll address the cosmetic differences and the changes under the hood. Lot's of playing and sound demos as usual. We'll also talk about some of the other DX models of the time.
Yamaha DX7 versus DX7ii"

Inside the Lab #5 (Tiptop Audio Quantizer, Make Noise Telharmonic )

Published on Feb 17, 2017 Responder Music

DJ Sasha's Waldorf Wave For Sale

It appears the the friend in the Waldorf Wave listing previously posted here, is DJ Sasha. Click through for the update.

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