MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Farfisa Syntorchestra 4 Demo

Published on Feb 25, 2017 BeatFlux Music

I believe this is the first post on the site to feature the Farfisa Syntorchestra 4. That's out of over 149,500 posts. This one is rare.

Creating a PAD - Oberheim OB-Mx Patch Creation

Published on Feb 25, 2017 100 Things I Do

"I thought I would do another video on the OB-Mx, this time I will take it from the Default patch and create a pad patch. To me it sounds very much like previous Oberheim's when using only the OB Filter! I kept the patch quite simple *(maybe I will do a video on the Mod Matrix later)*. To round the clip off I throw the patch into The BlackHole Reverb and the Eventide H3000. For regular viewers this should not come as a surprise :D"

Nina's Last Minute Noodle

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Transistor Sounds Labs

"Recorded live using two Stepper Acids, two x0x hearts, plus a kick/noise patch and a pad patch, all on the modular synth. Additional polyphonic soft synth pad and drum loops via Logic Pro X. Recorded last minute before needing to de-patch the synth!"

Axo Kastle (day 1)

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Mark Harris

"An exploration of Bastl Kastle and Axoloti.
I received Kastle yesterday, so very new to me, but a really enjoyable experience.
I thought Id run it thru Axoloti, to demothe new fx in 1.0.12, so this just axoloti + kastle - two machines costing 65 euro, and very small, great portable fun.

Axoloti is fitted with a Music Thing AxoControl , which I bought from"


Published on Feb 25, 2017 LESINDES



Published on Feb 25, 2017 Joe Miller

"Tuning up for a different patch, but really enjoyed the tonal variations in this drone....

Using Stillson Hammer mkii to trigger Ornaments and Crime in Piqued mode, which opens Ch1-4 on the Linix vca. Outputs from Linix move to Mutamix, and then to Clouds, and then to Eventide Space.

The sounds are generated from Erica Black Wavetable sub out to Ch1, and regular out to Ch2. This is blended with Telharmonic H-out to Ch3 and P-out to Ch4. Rings is mixed in later via Ch5-6 on Mutamix.

The animation comes from Batumi LFOs."

BugBrand AudioWeevil 07 - Ring Mod / Filter / Distortion w/ Touch Controls

via this auction

"Super rare, "hardly ANY 07s made!" according to Tom Bugs. The sonic character of this is actually quite different from all of the other BugBrand board weevil designs.

Crazy sounds to say the least, and a huge range. Juicy filter, circuit-bent ring mod. Use built in oscillators, process the audio-in signal through the LFO-modulated filter alone, or turn it into a square wave and introduce this into the "weevil" section. Touchplates and voltage starve control to change the modulation in chaotic ways. Has a built-in speaker or 1/4" out. Everything working. Note that the case has a small crack in one corner... was like this when I bought it and it's stable, just wanted to mention it.

As described by its maker...":

"The heart of a Weevil is the two lofi squarewave Oscs that get quasi-ringmodded together for crash'n'scream sounds. What we do with the AudioWeevil version is to take an input audio signal and turn it into a squarewave that can then replace one of the internal Weevil Oscs - so your squared input gets ringmodded with one of the internal Oscs for supremely gnarly ringmod and tremolo effects. The effect works best with monophonic sounds - guitar picking or keyboards - the sounds are extreme!

This new version ups the stakes by building in a mixer stage which allows blending of the Dry audio, Squared Audio (a very overdriven version of the dry input) and Ringmod (Weevil) output before it is passed through a powerful resonant LowPass filter. And now there's also a modulation LFO to sweep internal Osc1 and the filter cutoff. This LFO has two speed ranges (right up into audio rates which work great for filter modulation) and three waveforms - ramp, tri and sawtooth. The LFO is one of the nicest features of these new Weevils!

Another fun feature is the internal mini-amp/speaker. This allows you to make noise on the move and the sound is pretty different to what you get from the line-out, so there's possibilities for nice creative recording experiments. And it can chuck out quite a hefty sound - though, be aware that it can chomp through batteries pretty quickly when the amp is driven hard.

The touchplate is another area of great sonic-bend-potential and the engraved and tinned board features 11 touchpoints connecting to the audio input (1), Oscs (5), LFO (3) and filter (2).

Check the Frontpanel and Block diagrams to the left to get more of an idea what may be going on...

In essence, the AudioWeevil07 is capable of going from pure & clean (eg. audio input filtering with lfo modulation) to hyper-screech (eg. many other settings!). It comes in a slope-fronted plastic case with metal frontplate."

1983 Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 3984

via this auction

Crumar / Steiner Parker EVI Electronic Valve Instrument Synthesizer

via this auction

"Jazz licks never sounded better than humming through this bad boy, the Crumar EVI, originally designed by Nyle Steiner of Steiner Parker fame and rebranded by Crumar. The EVI is a monophonic analog synthesizer controlled by breath, and styled after a trumpet.

Sun Ra Arkestra vet Marshall Allen famously rocks one if you've had the great pleasure to see him perform.

Apart from rusty, busted latches, this unit is sublime, with all functions working properly. It sounds huge, especially on the lower end of the dial where crazy low frequency bass tones really move some air.

2 oscillators, 3 waveshapes ( Sawtooth, Square, Rectangular ) selectable and doubled.
Volume,Breath Level, Resonance, S.E.D. ( Spectral Energy Distribution ),Tune controls
4 Switches for Wave select and Touch Modulation(ON/OFF), and Signal Output.
Breath Controller has four playing keys and unique octave shift roller (8 octave)
and 3 knob( Tune,Scale,Portamento), 3 adjustment (TM sens,Breath zero, sens)"

Yamaha CS-80 SN 1318

via this auction


via this auction

Below you can find a pic of the original manual, schematics and Certificato De Garanzia, or Warranty certificate.


via this auction

Below you can find a pic of the original manual, schematics and Certificato De Garanzia, or Warranty certificate.

Roland MPG80 Super Jupiter Programmer SN 542014

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Korg PS-3100

via this auction

"Korg PS-3100. In working condition. These are really beautiful and unique sounding instruments with a lot of possibilities for performance control. I have used this on numerous projects over the years. I do hate to part with it, but I'm on the way to retirement, and am downsizing my extensive instrument collection."

Kawai SX-240 Vintage Synthesizer with Hard Case

via this auction

"Dual osc, 8 voice analog polysynth. Easy to program. Big and warm sound.
All the keys work. A couple of the buttons take a little love to illuminate.
That pesky NiCad Battery has been replaced with a lithium cell.
Comes with hardshell case."

Sequential Circuits Six Trak SN 004305 On Printed Money

via this auction

Vintage Arp Odyssey Model 2813 MKII SN 0588

via this auction

Mint Korg Lambda ES-50 with Dust Cover

via this auction

Stasis (Ambient Modular with H9)

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Tape Ghost

"Patch Notes:

FM modulation on Piston Honda with Quadra LFO
Piston Honda Wave Modulation with Quadra LFO
Loquelic Iteritas Modulate parameter modulated with an LFO from maths
Loquelic Iteritas Pitch B modulated by S+H noise from Qu-Bit NanoRand
Loquelic Out to WMD SSF MMF High pass, to LFO Modulated VCF on sputnik Quad VCF/VCA to output mixer
Piston Honda out to Mutable Instruments Ripples Low Pass 4, to output mixer
Rene sequencing Dixie II sine wave, FM from Quadra LFO, FM depth from pressure points, Dixie II to Quad VCF/VCA, enveloped by Maths, all summed in the MST Mixer
Summed output to Rosie, Send on Rosie to Eventide H9 with Ekospacemod algorithm. Output to DAW."

Gratify - Featuring the Roland Jupiter 8 & Moog Prodigy

Published on Feb 25, 2017 synthjunk

"A melodic track featuring the Roland Jupiter and Moog Prodigy synthesizers."

[demo] Super fast Hyper-Saw (Blofeld)

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Synthesizer Video Service

"This video shows how to program a simple hyper-saw on a Waldorf Blofeld synthesizer in 37 seconds!"

Solo for Arp 2500 Synthesizer

Published on Feb 25, 2017 David Baron

"The Arp 2500 is one of the rarest analog modular synthesizers of the 1960s-70s. It was created as a direct competitor to the Moog modular but never had as much success due to inherent crosstalk of the unusual slider matrix (versus Moog's patch cords). There are about twenty-five systems left working in the world. This is a solo composition for Arp 2500 performed in my studio near Woodstock, NY. I played it live on a controller keyboard so that I could edit the midi performance slightly. Velocity is mapped to filter cutoff and amplitude . The audio was recorded live with only some added reverberation and tape delay.

The most famous appearance of the Arp is in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' - it is used to speak to the aliens as a prop. The synthesizer was also used on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Who's Next, Logan's Run soundtrack, and for a lot of the beautiful drone work of Éliane Radigue."

Bass Bitcrushing - Frostwave Sonic Alienator + Yamaha Reface CS

Published on Feb 24, 2017 Kablehead

"While working on a new track i recorded this video of the Sonic Alienator crushing the Reface CS a little bit."

Update: this one disappeared shortly after posting last night. Popping it back up here for those that may have missed it.

Instinct: Korg Minilogue, Roland JU-06, System-1, JD-Xi...

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"The idea of this track came from a Minilogue patch I made yesterday (reverb from Eventide H9). Then Iadded a JU-06 custom patch and a System-1 (both sequenced by Beatstep Pro), a strings arp from Radias, some JD-Xi drums and a JP-8000 lead... and this came out!
Hoping you have a great weekend!"

FREE Soundpack for Analog Rytm from Dreadbox murmux v2

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Rickinger B.

"This FREE analog Soundpack for the Analog Rytm was created with the awesome Dreadbox murmux v2.

And if you'll use this soundpack and make an audio or video, please post the link also in the comments. Thanks and peace!

You can download the Samples and the sysex file here:

First you have to create a new project, load the samples into the +drive and then load the sysex. Please use the freeware C6 ( for dumping the files."

Original 1969 Moog Customer List - Advertising Brochure

via this auction

"1969 Moog user list, some wear and holes punched but great original artifact."

Colleges and Universities, followed by Independent Musicians and Commercial Producers.

Fascinating that this existed. I wish the list was a bit more legible, however you can make some out. You can clearly see The Byrds, The Beach Boys and George Harrison. Wendy Carlos is listed then as Walder. No Emerson though?

Rare 1973 Moog Constellation Vintage Polymoog Advertising Brochure

via this auction

"Original 1973 brochure for the Moog Constellation which was the Apollo Lyra and Taurus. Later came the Polymoog. Has three holes for binder, as this page was kept at the factory. Keith Emerson toured this unit in 1973 and 1974."

Moog Minimoog Model D and Sonic Six 1972 Ad Artwork

via this auction

Original 1972 Moog System 12 Modular Analog Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"Very rare System 12 synthesizer. Brochure, decent condition, holes punched for binder."

This appears to be the first post to feature this brochure.

1974 Moog Dealer Price List

via this auction

"Original dealer price sheet from July 1974. Shows Minimoog and accessories."

1972 Moog Modular Catalog Price List

via this auction

"Moog Modular Systems and Bose accessories catalog from late 1972, plus price list. Some writing and holes punched."

Vintage Original 1971 Moog Catalog

via this auction

"Original 1971 Catalog from Moog. Early Minimoog prototype photo and each version of the modular systems. Many pages, some wear from minimal use."

1973 UK Edition Moog Brochure

via this auction

"Fold out colour brochure from Moog Synthesizers, this is a UK only edition, for Dallas Arbiter Ltd. See my other auctions."

1969 / 1970 ARP 2500 Vintage Modular Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"Original ARP 2500 Modular Synthesizer Brochure. Nice condition but one piece or writing in cover. Very rare to find now. See my other auctions for more coming this week!"

Note this one is slightly different than the one from 1974 here. This appears to be the first time this particular version has been posted here on MATRIXSYNTH. These posts may not seem that special to some, but these are fascinating bits of synthesizer history that many have never seen before.

Vintage Octave Electronics Voyetra Eight Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

Funny side note: If you take a look at the auction listing you will see it listed as "Voters Right Analog Racknount Vintage Synthesizer Brochure".

Vintage Moog Promotional Card for the Satellite - "A New Dimension in Sound"

via this auction

"Very rare dealer card for satellite promotional display. Card has holes punched for binder. See my other auctions for more..."

Novation NOVA SN 05606

vi this auction

Some saturated shots of the Novation Nova desktop synth. Further below are some more color accurate shots.

"Novation NOVA polyphonic analog modelling synthesizer synth. Fully working all metal body, close to mint condition very light use in a non-smoking studio, ASM Technology, built like a tank, includes original power supply and side panels."


via this auction

"This synthesizer has had a recent restoration including a recap throughout the instrument and power supply has been totally rebuilt. Full calibration. Great playing condition. This is an original North American, USA 120v model not a Japanese 100v imported one."

Roland Jupiter 8 ambient pads

Published on Feb 25, 2017 jonathan bruno

"Pads on the masterpiece of the Roland line of synthesizers. The Jupiter 8"

AFG DEMO 2 Harmonic Animation

Published on Feb 25, 2017 LivewireSynthesizers

"Overview of Parameter and External CV control of the AFG's HARMONIC ANIMATION section. HARMONIC ANIMATION affects the ANIMATED PULSE and ALIEN SAWS waveform outputs.

Please comment with what other kinds of content you'd like to see.

DISCLAIMER: Voltage ratings on the scope ARE NOT accurate. Scope wasn't connected directly to AFG outputs and were intended for display only."

Part 1 here.

Bitranger -Bastl Instruments Patching sound

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Dziam Bass

"Bitranger makes that my mind is in space, such devices really whale releases the imagination to create something new, new sounds, one sound of a sick for me mega inspiration 😀 this is one patch not mastered ,sound original with add little chorus and delay"


Bitranger Bastl Instruments Patch#2

Published on Feb 25, 2017 Dziam Bass

Roland D-50 ambient

Published on Feb 24, 2017 MIDERA

"A patch I made. No external effects used."

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