MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

SOUNDMIT 2017 - International Sound Summit - Torino - 3/5 November 2017

Published on Feb 20, 2017

"Born in 2017 from the experience of SYNTHMEETING event in Torino, It is its natural evolution and inherits all the know-how acquired in six long years of work and success.

SOUNDMIT - International Sound Summit, created from the same working group of SYNTHMEETING, is the new and biggest event dedicated to musical instrument's world in Italy.

Entered in the Turin art week on 3/5 November 2017, SOUNDMIT welcomes the SYNTH MEETING and opens the doors to other sectors of the musical world: Software, Dj Point, Makers, Schools, Recording studios, Record labels, Luthiers, Dealers and Manufacturer are just some of the innovations included in this new event."

And the official press release:

"Torino, February 2017

SYNTH MEETING present SOUNDMIT (International Sound Summit)

We are pleased to finally announce the developments of the S YNTHMEETING o f Torino during the last months.
The SYNTHMEETING , which began in 2011 from an idea of F rancesco Mulassano a nd ran till 2016 together with Luca Torasso, will be part of a newest and bigger event.

After the success of the sixth edition which brought over 2 500 visitors and 60 international brands to Torino, we have decided to take a step forward.

In 2016 we set up the Associazione Culturale NOISECOLLECTIVE with the founding members being Francesco Mulassano, Luca Torasso and Luca Minelli ( ) then we enlarged the network with some acquisitions. Are part of NOISECOLLECTIVE :

- SYNTHMEETING , the only event dedicated to the world of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments capable of involving over 2500 people and 60 international brands (data from 2016)
- The Facebook group SYNTH CAFÈ, with more than 14,000 members is a reference point in the field of synthesis and electronic music in Italy, created by L uca Minelli in 2011.
- The music portal ULTRASONICA h as been an online reference point since 2004 for music news and live event photos with an exclusive photographic archive which hosts over 12,000 photos.

- The Facebook group STRUMENTI MUSICALI USATI with 5400 members is among the largest and most active italian groups for buying and selling musical instruments on Facebook.

These acquisitions have immediately incremented the network guaranteeing a group of nearly 22,000 members.
After the closing of the sixth edition of the meeting we immediately started working on creating a new event which inherits the know-how gained through the experience of the SYNTHMEETING and the other events which followed in these months (MOD01, OpenDay, The Golden Synth Era with Felice Manzo, Arduino and Synth with Pier Calderan, Modular Synth Masterclass con Gino Robair).

SOUNDMIT - International Sound Summit (

Spirits Of The Temple Electric - Live At MOTS -

Published on Feb 20, 2017 John L Rice

"This is audio of my performances at Modular On The Spot using my small custom eurorack briefcase which mainly consists of modules from Synthesis Technology, Happy Nerding, Doepfer, Erica Synths, Mutable Instrumentsand a few others. The lid contains a Mackie 402-VLZ3 mixer and two TC Electronics pedals.

Thanks to Bradley Millington for inviting me to play both times and thanks to Donald Crunk for connecting me with Bradley! :-) Also kudos to Bradley for organizing, running and recording the Seattle MOTS events!

Check out MOKEDO, a great space in Seattle for performing and experiencing all things artistically creative!

MOTS (Modular On The Spot) is a (mostly) outdoor event of modular synth performances was started July 2015 by Eric Cheslak (aka Rodent) and Bana Haffar in Los Angeles and since then has gained international attention, with off-shoot events in Portland, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago and at Moogfest. More info here:"

House & Techno patterns

Published on Feb 20, 2017 SynthMania

"A walkthrough on how to make a couple of typical drum machine patterns of House and Techno of the late '80s / early '90s"

Trip with Korg volca kick & DSI Evolver - demo from Warstat #43 :o)=

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Druweed

Patchulator 8000 Routing a TR-808 Through Effects

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Using the Boredbrain Music Patchulator 8000 to route sounds from a Roland TR-808 drum machine to multiple effects. Effects used are the Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer spring reverb and filter, Sherman Filterbank 2 distortion dual filter, Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz and Walrus Audio Descent Reverb.

Available here:"

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

Yamaha DX9

Published on Feb 20, 2017 marsupialmicron

"It was not created for the Starbuck´s coffe shop jam, it was created to last, sitting in an obscure cave, until after everyone has gone, there is an FM synth that is fun to program.

Yes, it’s brown, big, bulky, limited and with a small brain (like a dinosaur), but having certain disadvantages, like the lack of velocity in the keys and only having four operators, makes it much easier to edit and therefore more fun.

The DX9 is providing all the sequences, the guitar like sound is the DX7 II fd, Volca for beats. Effects, only reverb from the mini kaoss pad 2S

The video is out of sync, but you get the idea."

Yamaha Transacoustic Piano, reface DX and MIDI Designer XG

Published on Feb 20, 2017 MIDI Designer

"Yamaha U1 Transacoustic Piano, Yamaha reface DX, Yamaha Bluetooth MIDI dongle and MDXG: XG Sound Set Controller by Craig Knudsen. In this video: Dan Rosenstark (Author & CEO, MIDI Designer), Craig Knudsen (Yamaha) and Aaron Ross (Yamaha Artist Services, New York City)."

Lavender - Carved Intentions

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Lavender Synth

"'Carved Intentions' is the first single from Lavender's sophomore album 'Horizons Beneath the Surface' (Jacktone records, 2016).

### Full video out on: 03.24.17 ###

Link to full-lenght album:"

Full video out on: 03.24.17

Praise for 'Carved Intentions':

'Unforgettable three-minute-long portrait of Giallo horror containing nothing beyond a plaintive, warbling synthesizer backed by a careful bassline, does so much with so little it must be heard to be believed.'  -SF Weekly

'Easily compared to the complex spontaneity of early Pink Floyd and the uncanny atmospherics of John Carpenter.' -XLR8R

Best Albums of 2016 list -KALX Radio"

An upcoming release via MATRIXSYNTH member, Lavender.

Update: for booking:

Also the track Carved Intentions is 100% KORG Poly-800ii.

New Electro-Harmonix SYNTH9 Synthesizer Machine

Published on Feb 20, 2017 EHX

"The SYNTH9 Synthesizer Machine emulates classic electronic synthesizers and features nine of the most distinctive vintage synth type sounds: OBX, PROFIT V, VIBE SYNTH, MINI MOOD, EHX MINI, SOLO SYNTH, MOOD BASS, STRING SYNTH and POLY VI."

via EHX:

"The polyphonic SYNTH9 Synthesizer Machine transforms your guitar or bass with 9 presets that were precisely tuned to emulate the most sought after, vintage synthesizer sounds ever! From searing lead synths to spacey synth pads and deep, funky, synth bass grooves, it’s all accessible.
The SYNTH9 is also super easy to use with DRY volume, SYNTH volume, CTRL1 and CTRL2 knobs that provide precise control over each preset’s parameters.
If you dig the kind of classic synth sounds made famous on recordings by groups like ELP, EVH, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Parliament/Funkadelic, Peter Gabriel and more, we think you’ll love the SYNTH9.

1. The SYNTH9 is generally best used as the first pedal in an effects chain. Place modulation, delay, and reverb effects after the SYNTH9. The unit will not perform well if placed in the effects loop of a guitar amp.
2. For optimal playability, set the guitar’s pickup selector to the bridge pickup and turn the volume knob all the way up (“10”).
3. Avoid placing a distortion or overdrive in front of the SYNTH9, which could muddy up the input signal and cause the tracking to be unstable. If you want to add overdrive or distortion, place it after the SYNTH9.
4. The SYNTH9 has a built in compressor that is active on the synth sounds at all times. We recommend you do not insert another compressor into your signal chain while the SYNTH9 is in effect mode.

Quick Specs
- Transforms the tone of your guitar or bass into that of a vintage synthesizer
- 9 presets that were created to emulate many of the most popular synthesizer sounds ever
- Works on guitar or bass without modifications, special pickups or MIDI implementation
- The SYNTH9’s usable tracking range extends up to about the 23rd fret on the high-E string of a standard guitar and down to the open A-string on a bass guitar
- Use the SYNTH9 with a B9 or C9 Organ Machine as well as the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine and MEL9 Tape Replay Machine to create your own mega-keyboard setup
- EHX 9.6DC-200 PSU included
- Dimensions in inches: 2.75 (w) x 4.5 (l) x 2.1 (h)
- Dimensions in mm: 70 (w) x 115 (l) x 54 (h)"

Roland Jupiter-8 Magic Pad

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Rüdiger Gaenslen

"Roland Jupiter-8 with Strymon Big Sky

I used two custom made pads in Dual Mode (4 oscillators) and tweaked around a little bit. It was recorded life with Apogee Symphony and Logic Pro X. I used as insert effect a Strymon Big Sky with the Cloud Reverb.

Enjoy and like it:-)"

DSI/Poly Evolver polychain 8-voices drone

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Hitoshi Koizumi

"DSI/Poly Evolver Keyboard + Rack + Strymon (BigSky/TimeLine/Mobius)"

Teenage OP-1 Adventures

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Jacques Mongrel

"All sounds from OP-1 played live. Mastered in Ableton Live. Atmospheric jam, with sampled radio sounds and onboard synth engines."

Access Virus Dark Cinematics - Pulse Arpeggiator Examples

Published on Feb 17, 2017 SynthMorph

"Virus Dark Cinematics ( ) is a unique soundbank of 128 cinematic inspired presets + 19 Synthmorph MIDI sequence for cinematic, game soundtracks, cinematic scoring and ambient and atmospheric electronica."


TIPTOP AUDIO ONE: NOISE SOURCE from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Using ONE as a noise source. ONE is in loop mode playing noise recording from Doepfer A-117. Filtered by Mutable Ripples in BandPass mode, run through WMD digital VCA controlled by TIPTOP AUDIO Z4000 ADSR envelope, Z8000 is sequencing Z4000's Release. Bass drum is BD808"

Syntaur Juno-107

via this auction

"Syntaur has pulled out all the stops to make this amazing one-of-a-kind synthesizer! We've taken a classic Roland Juno-106, and added some very cool new features:

Patch Sweep function that cycles through the eight programs in any bank at an adjustable speed, making for an animated barrage of sound

Audio Input that lets you route any line-level audio signal through the Juno's silky chorus effect

All-new Analogue Renaissance voice chips that will last a lifetime

Standard AC inlet that uses a common IEC power cable

Lighted clear bender, all new LEDs, chromed knobs and buttons, and custom panel graphics

The making of this synthesizer was documented in Episode 2 of 'Synth Wizards', our video web series. (See video below [3rd video here] - you can see the final synth and hear it in action beginning at 18:50.)

Includes power cord and a free Syntaur T-shirt (please let us know what size you would like, Adult Small - XXL)."

Waldorf Microwave XT SN 830726662

via this auction

"Waldorf Microwave XT, funkadelic-orange rack mount synth. Does 10 voice poly, all inputs/ouputs and pots/buttons are in perfect condition, and synth is working/sounding perfectly. No major blemishes to outside of the synth, looks practically brand new! Included is it's original power adapter by Waldorf (see pics). No manual included, but the manual can easily be found and downloaded online. Not a single thing wrong with this German vintage digital wave table synth!"

Fully Restored Vintage LYRICON Electronic Wind Synthesizer

via this auction

"They don't get much more rare than this, especially FULLY RESTORED and in 100% playing condition!

If you're found your way to this auction, chances are you know what you're looking at...

Restored Vintage LYRICON I electronic saxophone wind synthesizer

Three months ago, it was completely repaired and restored by the only human in the world with the knowledge and special proprietary parts necessary to bring these bad-boys into full song. A new wind sensor membrane is installed. See pictures for full list of the work done on it.

Synth is in wonderful condition, everything works perfectly. Very rare, indeed! Ideal for the saxophone players who want to complete their collection..."

Pic of the advert.

Fender Chroma Polaris Model 2123 Analog Synthesizer SN 301423

via this auction

"Bought new in about 1984. Used only for recording. Case is in excellent shape except output jacks on back need to be remounted. System powers up and produces output. All patches play but there seems to be some intonation issues between octaves. All membrane switches and sliders are good, but left half of control panel is unresponsive. Includes original manual and two foot switches."

Vintage ARP 2600 Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Arp 2600 semi-modular synthesizer.

This appears to be a 2603 REV G model 2600, and it sounds amazing.

The face plate is in very good condition, especially for it's age.
When I purchased this in 2009, the previous owner stated that:
- This model has the much sought after Moog ladder filter.
- This unit was serviced by Greg Montalbano of Analog Synth Service prior to the sale (in 2009).
- These upgrades were installed:
1. An audio path op amp upgrade.
2. New power supply.
3. Installed standard three prong jack so that and standard electronic power cord could be used.
4. A cv/gate input mod was installed on the side, so you can patch a single source of each
through all 3 VCOs without using up the mults, or having to patch into the front.
This has been very useful.

Known issues:
VCO 2 doesn't work.
VCO 3 pulse output doesn't work.
These are both recent, but are an easy and inexpensive replacement.
Parts are easily available online.
The decay slider on the ADSR envelope works, but should be addressed.
The bottom for the wooden case, under one of the rubber feet, is starting to dry out.
The tolex is worn, and has been coated with something (prior to my having this) as a temporary fix.
The handle has been removed and there is no cover.

This unit needs a bit of attention, but this is a great opportunity to get a highly sought after synth for a good price. It will be well worth the effort to restore."

Moog Sonic 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"1973 Moog Sonic 6

original owner

Home use only

Good condition

Recently serviced (sound was not coming out of speaker. A module was changed)

One plastic slider knob replaced with non-original one. Broken one included

Includes original manual"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev 3.2

via this auction

"Full working condition, new key bushings installed, plays very well, no clunky key action. Rebuilt power supply and recapped cpu board. Sounds and plays beautifully!"

Pics of the inside below.

Sunday Synth Jam

Published on Feb 20, 2017 GIANNIS ARK

"Instruments: Clavia nord lead A1, Novation Ultranova, Roland GAIA SH- 01, Studiologic SLEDGE 2 Propellerheads REASON.
Giannis ARK
ARK Home Studio Cy
Nicosia Cyprus."

8-Bit SoundBox

8-Bit SoundBox from macumbista on Vimeo.

"8-Bit SoundBox is an generative audio instrument which creates sound patterns from bits shifted around by a single, simple line of code. It is based on the 8-Bit MixTape project created in Indonesia by, as well as the analog SoundBoxes I have been creating since 2010. The analog SoundBoxes use touchpoints and feedback to produce circuit-bent drone sounds. The "one-liner" sonic bit-shifting code was discovered by game developers in the demo scene. More complex, layered sounds can be created by combining more players with more instruments. Eventually, the instruments will be able to communicate with each other wirelessly to aid collaboration.

Thanks to Andreas Siagian and Marc Dusseiller for support and inspiration!"


Published on Feb 20, 2017 once upon a synth

"Pairing the MFB Tanzmaus hybrid analog/digital drum machine with the OTO Machine BAM Space Generator reverb effects unit. I use a couple of different patterns on the Tanzmaus and spend most of the time tweaking the BAM. There's a nice old school techno vibe with these two."

Live modular : Psycho Spring

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Maxime F

"Something different, fun and crazy ;)"

Leipzig -S ,Modor NF-1 ,Ensoniq Asr-X

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Dziam Bass

"quick music on Leipzig -S (Analogue Solutions) Modor NF-1 ,Ensoniq Asr-X sound not mixing and mastered only live recording to interface roland"

Patch a day no.21

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Ivan Biondić

Modular Monthly: Creative sequencing with the DU-SEQ

Published on Feb 20, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Creative use of CV and gate sequencing is one of the cornerstones of modular synthesis. Here we use Detroit Underground's DU-SEQ to get our sounds moving."

Moog Mother 32 & Boss HF2 Hi-Band Flanger

Published on Feb 20, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser through the HF2.

No further processing except normalisation."

Irukandji drum or drone . experimentaal VCO

Published on Feb 20, 2017 paul tas

"The Irukandji Glitch Drum can be used as a drum module (using an external trigger source), a free running oscillator or even a complete lo-fi synth voice when trigger in and Freq CVs are connected to a keyboard controller or midi2cv interface etc. The Irukandji Glitch Drum contains 1000 crazy circuit bent glitchy percussion and synth sounds. Modulation parameters have different effects on different patches. They are grouped together in lots of 25 sharing the same set of modulation parameter to make life a (little) bit easier."

Arturia Matrixbrute

Published on Feb 20, 2017 FriendlyHouseVideos

"Matrixbrute von Arturia im Überblick"

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