MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

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Jamming on a Linn 9000-80s Style!

Published on Mar 5, 2017 80's Electronic Music Production

"Here is a fun video of myself jamming on a few sequences that were programmed into the Linn 9000. It was quite difficult jamming along and recording the video, so I apologize for the poor video recording. Hope you guys enjoy this trip back to the 80s!"

ARP 2600 Keyboard Semimodular SN 130128

Uploaded on Mar 7, 2017 Michael Barber

"This demo is mainly to showcase the solid working condition of the synth and many of the most basic functions. Here's what's being shown: clean keyboard contacts, each VCO, each waveform output of each of the VCOs, some filter controls, signal mixer, envelope generator, keyboard portamento, keyboard filter tracking (removed the shorting plug), ring modular, VCO in LFO operation, square wave LFO through the lag processor, S&H noise as modulator, sawtooth LFO through S&H, basic oscillator mixing.

There are more basic features I didn't even touch upon– envelope follower, preamp, CV processors, signal mult, variable noise generator, manual trigger, etc, but thought this would provide enough peace of mind that it is a highly functional and well-maintained synthesizer. This integrates particularly well into modular synth setups."

via this auction

"FOR AUCTION: an original 1971 Tonus logo ARP 2600 semi modular analog synthesizer (model 2600P V1.0 according to, this is a pre-26xxx serial), complete with its original model 3604-P keyboard. I’ve owned (and maintained) this synthesizer for about 7 years, purchased locally from its original owner who had it in the back of his closet for years.

Condition: physically and electronically, this is among the nicest ARP synthesizers you’ll find from this era- even the Tolex on the synthesizer is in great shape (only the removable lids have notable peeling and I probably wouldn't want to rely on them for heavy transport). Electronically, I initially had it restored by Greg Montalbano in Oakland ( who, in addition to general restorative cleaning, also recapped the power supply, replaced the epoxy’d filter with the lower noise CMS 4012 and replaced the internal speakers with new ones purchased from the late Kevin Lightner. It has subsequently been maintained by Chris Hewitt / who I had replace the epoxy’d VCO 2 submodule with a new CMS 4017; you can see his blog for the repair here. Both of the original ARP submodules that I've replaced will be included..." Box 11 System

via this auction

"This is a powerful, Box11 based MU format analog modular synthesizer. Featuring two lovely sounding voltage-controlled oscillators, an 8-channel mixer (can be used as 2 x 4) four separate WIDE range LFO's, and a gorgeous sounding "Moog" transistor ladder filter (2/4 pole switchable).

Includes a bunch of patch cables. This system is like new, studio use only. There are a couple of scuff marks on one of the side panels. It is in a word.. awesome. A tremendous value for this classic, flexible, analog synth configuration. Thank you.

System modules:

1 .com Q106  VCO
1  SSL 1200  VCO
1 .com Q113  8 Channel Mixer
1 .com Q150  Transistor Ladder Filter (Moog)
1  SSL 1250   Quad LFO
2 .com Q109  Envelope Generators
1 .com Q108  VCA
1 .com QCB-11 Box11 Frame
1 .com QPS-4  Power Supplies
1 .com QCB-11-SSW Walnut side panels"

Model D/Volca Beats/Timeline/Bigsky - Mini Moves

Published on Mar 5, 2017 Jae Ryan

"A quick jam with the Carbon sequencing the Minimoog and Volca Beats. The volca beats is running into the Moog filter via the external input and clock synced to the Carbon. All the effects are provided by the Strymon Bigsky and Timeline effects pedals. Tried to take the Minimoog into some unusual territory here while still keeping a decent jam with some feel. The 2nd and 3rd oscillators are tuned to different notes but only blended in very subtley! Enjoy!!!!!"

Custom ARP & Roland Based 5U Suitcase Modular System

This one in via SoundRay. This system is not for sale. It is only one of two systems built by Paul-S-Tone.

"Custom made modular system in suitcase featuring:

Double VCO Arp Odyssey MK1 with waveshaper (triangle/sine) and switch to send the 4 waveforms to a clipper circuit to control the WAVE offset

Sub oscillator Roland SH-101 with independent audio output;

Arp Odyssey ring modulator

DC mixer

ARP 4023 VCF with 3 audio inputs

ROLAND SYSTEM 100M ADSR with clipper option

2 syncable LFO

Sample and Hold


Stroh Modular dual VCA with the outs normalized to the reverb input fx by Ken Stone


All components are the same ones used in the original machines mentioned

Design and assembly by Paolo Sassi aka Paul-S-Stone

Owner Gianpiero De Filippo [aka SoundRay]"

LudoWic Jam 19 (trautonium, fostex tape, roland, jomox, copycat, MPC)

Published on Mar 5, 2017 ludoWic music

"Special thanx to Peter Kesseler

Mariadal / Roosendaal the Netherlands

Used Gear:
- Roland MC202
- Roland SH101
- Jomox xBase 09
- Trautonium
- Fostex Taperecorder
- Space Echo Roland RE150
- Akai MPC2000xl
- Copycat tapedelay
- General Radio CO. (sound analyzer)"

FM Synthesis Basic Guide

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Dark Window Recs

"This is a basic tutorial on FM synthesis using a Yamaha REFACE DX synthesizer."

Roli Rise, Equator and Eurorack

Published on Mar 5, 2017 mark williamson

"piece is called 'Ragged days before the rain moves in'

(if possible play on decent speakers! lots of frequencies)"

Dark Chords // Music thing modular CHORD ORGAN - eurorack modular synth

Published on Mar 5, 2017 DavidH

"isn't it cool to have dark chords in the modular ?
chord malekko wiard boogie filter serge touch keyboard"

Mega Man 2 - Quickman Stage (Nintendo Music) - Roland A-01

Published on Mar 5, 2017 MrCaliforniaD

"No effects has been used on this track.

Music: Roland A-01 (8-bit synthesizer)
Drums: Kawai R-50e"

Roland SH-1000

via this auction

Doepfer MCV24 MIDI-to-CV/Gate/Sync Interface

via this auction

Elka Synthex Rare Vintage Analog Polysynth

via this auction

"This is a later model with MIDI in/out/thru.
100% fully functional. Everything is working as it should.

Sound: The Synthex one of the legendary great polysynths with huge thick analog pads. So warm and creamy. The build quality is incredible, big knobs & high quality wood. The sound is amazing, huge lush analog awesomeness. The built in chorus is fantastic, and the sequencer section is fun as well. In my opinion sounds fatter than vintage synths like the Moog Memorymoog or SCI Prophet 5 & second only to perhaps the Yamaha CS80."

Yamaha C20M SN 1666

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Synthesizer Rev 2 SN 0898

via this auction

"If you are looking at this, you know how amazing this synth truly is. Synth sounds amazing and is beautiful cosmetically. This synth has been recently serviced from Switched On in Austin, TX."

Roland CR-8000 Drum Machine - With Analogue Solutions Mod SN 329250

via this auction

"Roland CR-8000 Drum Machine - With Analogue Solutions Mod in incredibly good shape. This has been been hardly played, and very well kept after. Very rare example in this condition."

Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm SN 872993

via this auction

"Roland cr-78 in very good shape, and perfect working order. Has been hardly played, well kept after and serviced last year by Triple S services in Bloomfield New Jersey."

Roland TR-808

via this auction

"If you're looking for a TR-808 you know what this drum machine is all about. This TR 808 is in a perfect condition. Been in a smoke free studio space at all times"

"Music for the white castle" Ghostradioshow [OP-1/PO-12/monotronDELAY/miniKP2]

Published on Mar 5, 2017 ghostradioshow

Pad synths: Teenage Engineering OP-1
Drums: Teenage Engineering PO-12
Noise/delay FX: KORG monotron DELAY
Reverb FX: KORG mini kaoss pad 2
Performed & directed by Tomohiro Nakamura aka Ghostradioshow.

No DAWs, No overdubs. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Live Modular Synth Impro by Solar #03

Live Modular Synth Impro by Solar #03 from Hira on Vimeo.

"Solar power 100%→Modular Synth→Vibration Speakers(Resonator)"

Anyone know where that is?  I keep thinking Fukushima but you'd want more than a face mask there.

P.S. Seeing people perform outdoors is always interesting.  I created an "outdoors" label for these moving forward.  If you spot any posts that need the label, feel free to leave a comment.

Ornament + Crime 4 voice poly

Published on Mar 5, 2017 Flohr

"4 voice polyphonic patch using the Ornament and Crime CopierMaschine Analog Shift Register app"

Optigan 35011

Published on Mar 5, 2017 keyboard resource

a look at the Behringer DeepMind 12 synthesiser no teardown vlog003

Published on Mar 5, 2017 markusfuller

Fun video of Mark walking through a music shop. I couldn't help but think of this post, when they walk into the room with the new Minimoog Model D and Model 15. If synths could think, what would they be thinking.

"I went to look at the Behringer DeepMind 12 at GAK music in Brighton.
sorry for the bad audio as it is simply from the camera only.
However the Synthesiser sounded much better than the camera could demonstrate.
Big Thank you to Dan at GAK music for demonstrating this for us.
there is no paid promotion sponsorship or endorsement in making this video."

Korg Volca FM into the Mattoverse Swell Delay

Published on Mar 5, 2017 mattoverse

New Waldorf Microwave 2 Editor VST , MAC and Windows

Published on Mar 5, 2017 MrSynthmania

"New remote app for the amazing Waldorf Microwave 2. The app is MAC and Windows compatible. Over 160 parameters are available to access the engine of the synthesizer.
DEMO available at :

The can purchase the full version for only 15,- Euros at :"

Jasper Wasp noodle

Published on Mar 5, 2017 Todd Murray

"I keep saying that you don't create music using analog synthesizers. You just discover it, all we do is take crap out of the signal, but the music was already in the wires.

I was trying to design a case to put all of this into, then I started to play with this little synth. I have to tell you, build one. They are very cool machines. The sound is much richer from the little peavey guitar amp, as the camera sound does not really do justice here. The bottom end of this thing is window rattling. The midi is not being used here, the sequence is derived by the secondary hold function and the repeat-sustain and repeat-delay sections."

See the Wagner & Hugget label below for more.

Modular Synth for beginners - Part VI: synaesthetical composition

Published on Mar 5, 2017 studentsmusic

"Excerpt. Improvised. No Keyboard used - only beginners Doepfer Patches . Along with synaesthetic live-vjing. Use Headphones (cursor centered to not get lost) and take care of extreme sonic/visual content. Referring to explanations in Videos I-V.

Audio tech details: Focusrite 24Bit/96Khz recording, Cubase 9, Izotope Nektar/Vocal Synth and Softube Reverb at a few places added. Ozone 7 Mastering, Apogee Dithering."

All parts here.

Strymon El Capistan vs Roland RE501 (Moog Mother 32 - Part 2)

Published on Mar 5, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Comparison of the El Capistan and RE501 tape echo in multi head mode as well as their spring reverbs with a sequence on the Mother 32 synthesiser.

RE501 has been panned left throughout (Also its input meter lights up)
El Capistan has been panned right throughout

No further processing except for normalisation."

Part 1 here.

porting some zMors Modular synthesizer code to teensy3.6

Published on Mar 5, 2017 sven braun

"using an teensy 3.6 (arduino) mcu.
Audio eninge is sample acurate, no buffering and using 32 bit float (FPU) in realtime. simple gui made with an cheap OLED display + rotary encoder that allows wiring and parameter setting."

zMors Modular is currently a modular available for iOS. Curious what the UI will be for an arduino version.

Demo1 Elektor Formant clone system NEW - Sequencer demo

Published on Mar 5, 2017 RicardoDiLago

"small clone of the Elektron Elektor Formant . Wunderfull warm VCF and build in sequencer. Here is a little demo, sequencer is clocked by a LFO and an other LFO controls Freq Cut Off. If you want more info please ask."

This appears to be the first post on a clone of the Elektor Formant. The Elektor Formant was of course DIY as well.

ELECTRONIC BEATS feat. Moog Sub 37, Analog Rytm, Analog Drive & Minilogue

Published on Mar 5, 2017 BoBeats

"I am beginning to find my style of Electronic Beats. Hiphop inspired electronic drum grooves combined with deep and vibrant arpeggios and more experimental soundscapes.

I will make a video sometime in the future explaining the difference between my jamming and other ways I create music. Because it is a pretty big difference when it comes to quality, styles, variation etc."

Modor NF-1 demo presets #1 & Demo with Analogue Solutions Leipzig-S

Published on Mar 5, 2017 Dziam Bass

Modor NF-1(Modor music) & Leipzig-S (Analogue Solutions)

Published on Mar 5, 2017

Amiga - The Music Studio - Original Song - PRETTY COOL

Published on Mar 4, 2017 peahix

"Here's an old song I rescued off a floppy from 1987 or so. An original piece of music I made for Activision's The Music Studio for the Amiga, back when I was in high school. It's being played on WinUAE here, but the sound is pretty authentic! The video is a slightly flickery/glitchy due to the compression of the codec I used, but whatever."

Crowminius Demo

Published on Mar 4, 2017 kpsiegel

"This is a demo that was done by request of the Crowminius synthesizer. This was a Kickstarter campaign [see here] done by Scott Rider (aka Old Crow.) This synth clones a Model D in a nice case with some added features such as PWM, MIDI, and separate outputs that you can loop back to audio in to overdrive the filter. You can see I have that hooked up with the bright orange cable.

This was recorded completely dry and was not EQ'd at all. I wanted to show the synth itself pretty raw. The Crowminius was driven by my GRP R24 sequencer using the CV and Gate outputs to the Crowminius. I could have used MIDI but decided not for this demo. The sequence was just an F mixolydian repetitive 16 notes so that I could focus on showing the sound as quickly and efficiently as possible. I flip between the different wave shapes and open and close the filter as well as playing with envelopes and depth. You can hear the difference on the pulse waves when I bring PWM in and out of the sound. I tuned oscillator 2 a major third up from the primary oscillator.

I am sorry the video sort of cuts out to a still photo toward the end but my video camera ran out of batteries while recording. The plus is you can see the controls of the Crowminius."

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