MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017


Published on Mar 27, 2017 Nick Herman

Studio Electronics Tonestart 8106 eurorack module based on the Roland Juno-106.

Roland JD 800 patches

Published on Mar 6, 2017 Mike Lindup

"Mike Lindup plays through some of the patches on his Roland JD 800. Enjoy the digital glory!"

Roland JD-800 Keyboard Contact Board Fix

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Babe Salt

"Possible fix for a separated green contact strip on Roland JD-800. Music composed on Korg iMS-20."

Roland JD-800 Keyboard Contact Board Fix
Cleaning Roland JD-800 Keys [red glue problem]
Roland JD-800 Keyboard Repair

Limaflo Chicago 'Riff & Bass' Synthesizer

via this auction

Retro Mechanical Labs Electron Fuzz Custom Euro

Published on Mar 25, 2017 Modular8

"First run through of the RML Electron Fuzz Custom Euro pedal. This module is built with 1/8 audio i/o and CV inputs for flexible control and nice integration with a eurorack modular system w/o any additional modules. there are no 1/4 I/O on this pedal.

simple patch of plucky bass sound and a kick snare going into the pedal with modulation from a doepfer quad lfo/AD.

there's tons of sweet spots. best listened to w/full range speakers or headphones. there's a lot of subtle distortions/harmonics at some settings. very lovely sounding pedal that can also be feedback harsh distortion in a musical and controllable way."

New Moog DFAM - Drummer from Another Mother Coming to Moogfest

See the update in this post.

Accordo - Suzuki Omnichord Inspired Chord Machine for iOS from The Maker of Arpeggio

iTunes: Accordo - Charlie Lesoine

A new Suzuki Omnichord Inspired Chord Machine for iOS from Charlie Lesoine, who brought us The Arpeggio from Tangible Instruments.

"Accordo is a retro inspired chord machine in the vein of the Suzuki Omnichord. Select the root note from the keyboard and choose from 8 different chords, then use the strum strip to play the chord just like an autoharp. Includes a built in rhythm machine and adjustable effects like wah and reverb.

Features & Adjustable Settings:

• Use the strum strip to strum chords or use chord buttons for full chords
• Built in rhythm machine with 10 drum patterns
• Combine chords. For example, hold down the "min" and "7th" buttons for a minor 7th chord.
• Separate tone shaping for chord buttons and strum strip.
• Volume balance between chord buttons and strum strip
• Sustain length for strum strip.
• Reverb for both chords and rhythm machine.
• Master volume
• Rhythm volume
• Tempo for rhythm machine
• Swing for rhythm machine"

ANGLE vs JOAO CESER - VORTEX (Tiptop Audio Records)

ANGLE vs JOAO CESER - VORTEX (Tiptop Audio Records) from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.

"After the first two compilations by Tiptop Audio Records (featuring artists such as Kink, Blawan, Surgeon, Drumcell, Richard Devine, etc.), the label is proud to announce a new EP by ANGLE & JOAO CESER entitled ‘Vortex’.

The pairing confirms the attitude of the label by promoting a collaboration between artists who share their love for the modular musical landscape.

This digital EP is released by the Californian label dedicated to sound research through the use of modular synthesizers, and includes 3 original tracks by ANGLE and 5 by ANGLE and Joao Ceser."

Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas Sounds

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Exploring the sound palette of Noise Engineering’s new Cursus Iteritas oscillator by controlling all of its parameters with the Malekko Voltage Block.

Cursus Iteritas is an oscillator that works from a dynamically generated wavetable. It gives the user spectral-like controls over three different modes based on different conceptualizations of frequency: Fourier, which uses sine waves; Daubechies, using wavelets, and Walsh mode, using the Walsh transform. Cursus Iteritas parametrizes a wide variety of sounds, but because the sounds are all based off of orthogonal functions, it has a musical tone structure and can produce an extremely wide variety of harmonic sounds.

Available here:"

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Casio VZ-10m Phase Distortion FM Synthesizer SN 002500

via this auction

"This synth has been taken care of. The front panel, top, bottom, and sides are literally blemish-free. There is a small scratch on the screen, and some rack rash, some marks on the back. No functional issues, MIDI works great sending, editing, and receiving patches with MIDIQuest. Individual and XLR outputs work well."

Oberheim Matrix-6R Vintage Classic Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix-6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"In good to very good condition. Some minor cosmetic blemishes (shown in closeup photos) but all graphics are good. Has never left home studio. Noisy headphone op amp and battery were professionally replaced July 2016. Includes user manual and power cord. Latest firmware [2.13] is installed as shown in photo."

2.13 allows sysex editing via external controllers.

TWINCUSSION by VERMONA - percussion module review (ENGLISH VERSION)

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Marcin Staniszewski

"I You like any of these videos and find them helpful, please consider supporting via Patreon:

This is a review of TWINCUSSION dual percussion module - made by VERMONA ( The review also appears in April 2017 issue of "Estrada i Studio" - biggest Polish monthly magazine devoted to music production and studio equipment."

Hardware techno #8 / Volca FM, Dual Borg, Tanzmaus

Published on Mar 27, 2017 pawwakill

"Korg Volca FM techno sequence through the Malekko Richter Dual Borg analog filter.

Slight delay by EHX Memory Toy. Background rhythm by MFB Tanzmaus."

Mutable instruments clouds with kammerl firmware playing with a drum pattern.

Published on Mar 27, 2017 neutron7

"The drum pattern is a simple repeating sequence (orgone accumulator BD, mutant machine SD and mutant HH). This will eat up your afternoon before you know it!"

Moog Music Discontinues the Last of the Voyager Line with the Minimoog Voyager XL

The end of an era. Note the original Minimoog Voyager was discontinued back in 2015.

I'm a proud owner of an original Signature edition Voyager SN 446.

via Moog Music:

"Today we say goodbye to the Minimoog Voyager XL, the last of the Minimoog Voyagers in production at the Moog Factory.

The Minimoog Voyager family of synthesizers holds a special place in our hearts--the Voyager was the final synthesizer that Bob Moog designed from start to finish and the culmination of his life's work; his DNA runs through the circuits of this family of instruments, which includes the Voyager, Voyager RME, Voyager Old School, and Voyager XL. The XL is the last member of this family currently in production, and as of today, we are announcing its official discontinuation.

Introduced in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Minimoog Model D's release, the Minimoog Voyager XL combines the heart of the groundbreaking Minimoog Voyager with a patch bay, informed by the original Moog modular systems.

Since its release in 2010, the Minimoog Voyager XL has made its mark in film scores, sound design, on platinum records, and on stages the world over. Artists and producers ranging from Trent Reznor to Kanye West have used the legendary warmth and versatile patchability of the XL to craft their unique sound.

As we bid a bittersweet farewell to the Minimoog Voyager XL, we keep the spirit of its circuits front of mind as we design the instruments in our future, acknowledging that the XL is the last of the Voyager family but not the last of its legacy.

We will build a highly limited number of units while parts and materials last, before bringing production to a close. Contact your local authorized Moog dealer or distributor to inquire about purchasing one of the final Minimoog Voyager XL analog synthesizers."

DSI PRO 2 AS AN EFFECTS UNIT ~ External audio input tutorial feat. Korg Volca Bass

Published on Mar 27, 2017 once upon a synth

"This is a tutorial demonstrating how you can use the Pro 2 synthesizer as an effects box for processing external sounds. I'm using the Korg Volca Bass as an example sound source here. The Pro 2 has an audio input jack on the back where you can plug in any audio source. Then you can bring up the volume of the external input in the oscillator section. Finally you must gate the sound in order to hear it and you can do this either via playing notes on the keyboard of by playing the sequencer. Once you have that setup you can start using various different sound processing tools like the filter, distortion, hack, decimator, drive and the 4 delay lines. On top of all that you can utilize the various different modulation options of the Pro 2 to further shape the sounds. The Pro 2 is a very powerful unit as an effects processor."

Soundplex Third Encounters

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Todd Barton

"continued explorations...this time looking at external audio in and external sequencer, Korg SQ1."

All parts here.

Jacques Mongrel - How I Learned To Love The Octatrack #1 + VLOG

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Jacques Mongrel

"VLOG English: 13:58, Español: 18:52, Catalá: 25:02, Français: 32:11
Playing out my first live Octatrack project after several years of sitting pretty on the memory card. Using the cue function to improvise more effectively. Radio, record, percussive samples combine to make some mid tempo jams, that start atmospheric and get more dancefloor friendly along the way. I edited the jam in a couple of places to shorten some longer passages and fix a couple of errors."


emu digiseq | emu piano

Published on Mar 27, 2017 zack dagoba

Vintage e-Mu modular.

"Sequencing on a very early digital sequencer - The Emu 2540 Memory Sequencer Modules. I just had them painstakingly fixed by Andy Horrell, who I bought the system from. These modules were made in 1973 and contain very easy digital / analog circuits. But they are really interesting to work with."

emu piano

Published on Mar 27, 2017 zack dagoba

"Another patch on the Emu 2540 Sequencer compliment. This time I am using an extra voltage processor and Sample and Hold module to add additional modulations to the sequence in the previous video. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot.... for more"

E.S.L. Vertice Seconda Serie Divertimento (first official demo)

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Euterpe Synthesizers

"In this video are showed some new exciting features of our analog filterbank.

Vertice autonomously produces a low frequency squarewave generated by a real audio feedback (Rear A-filter Output into Front A-filter Input) and carries a simple drum loop (B-filter) that also drives its Envelope Generator.

This is fully raw audio material, no editing, no mastering, no equalizing, no nothing, pure improvised jam recording. Best part from 1:00 :)"

See the Euterpe label below for some posts featuring the first edition of the Vertice.

Dave Smith Instruments Featured Artist Interview with Luke Neptune

Full interview at DSI here

"Luke Neptune is an award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and composer from Blackpool UK. He specializes in House, Disco, Funk, and Soul, and composing music for independent films. As a producer and songwriter, Luke has released on such labels as CR2, Slave Recordings, Maison records, and Apartment Sixty Three, and has had air play and Radio One’s Dance Anthems show. He has worked with acts such as D- Ramirez, Pianoman, The Dream Frequency, Reload, Ryan Barton, Leanne Brown, and Dancing Divaz.

We chatted with Luke about how he’s using the Prophet-6 and OB-6."

Side Note: Luke Neptune recently released sound packs for both the Prophet-6 and OB-6.
After you read DSI's interview, check out some demos by Luke Neptune here on MATRIXSYNTH.

VICMOD ENSemble - LIVE @ Castlemaine State Festival 2017

Published on Mar 27, 2017 brassmonkey

"A live sound art performance piece performed live for the Castlemaine State Festival 2017 at Boom Town Winemakers Co-Operative.


- Modular Performers
Simon Birds
Ross Healy
Ben Willis
Grant Atkinson
Guy Taylor
Bruno Herfst

- Production and Editing
Ben Willis

- Performance Location
Boom Town Winemakers Co-Operative - Castlemaine"

"Climber XX"

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Bob I. Gomez

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 & KORG M3.

Korg Radias Demo – Techno Arps & Sequences

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Dual Shaman

"Making good use of Korg Radias’s internal arpeggiator and cutting edge sound engine to create some custom techno and electro patches.

Drum loops and percussion samples excerpted from:

ShamanStems – Analog Percussion :
ShamanStems – Mutant Percussion:
ShamanStems – Electro:
ShamanStems – Berlin House:
Sample Magic – Rolling Techno:

Filmed with Fujifilm X70
Recorded in Ableton Live 9.7"

Daily Modular Jam walkthrough, featuring Radio Music & DIY

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Izhar Ashdot

"After this afternoon's blackout, I started my daily Modular jam. It's my daily musical workout.
What made me fall in Love with Modular Synthesis is that although it is my music, it's new and surprising to me.
So here's a taste from today's jam, complete with subtitles describing my connections as I develop the patch.
This patch features The Organ Chords version of the Radio Music Thing plus other modules, many of them DIY."

Ensoniq ESQ-M / Vintage 80's Rackmount Synth

via this auction

"Superb example of this 80's Ensoniq classic. Gorgeous powerful sound. Analog Curtis filter. Original manuals and Cesium Sound ROM cartridge included."

Essentially a rackmount ESQ-1.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 SN 4298

via this auction

Korg 770 Analog Synthesizer SN 770186

via this auction

Stocking Up - Korg ARP Odyssey running through the Nemesis Delay

Published on Mar 26, 2017 umonox

"As mentioned in the last "Im Stocking Up"-Video I bought some stuff in the last couple weeks. Today i wanna show you how the Korg ARP Odyssey Module can sound when it's fed through the Source Audio NEMESIS Delay. Enjoy! :-)

Melodies are created in Ableton Live. The Odyssey is triggered via USB directly from within Ableton Live.
If you like this video, dont forget to leave a like and if you dont wanna miss whats coming next: Hit that Subscribe Button :-)

All the best and until next time,

Elektron Analog Heat on Sine Waves (Melody and Bass) - How does it sound?

Published on Mar 15, 2017 umonox

"In my second Tryout of the Elektron Analog Heat i wanna find out how it sounds on pure Sine Waves. For this i've used a free Software Synthesizer called "Helm", set it to produce a single Single Sine Wave - and let the Heat do the rest ;-)

I start with a Melody and move over to a Bass Sound. I highly recommend Headphones for this one - especially for the Bass Part.

Hope you like it. And if so, dont forget to leave a like and a comment if you want. And also dont forget to subscribe - for more :)


I'm Stocking Up - Elektron Analog Heat processing the Arturia Drumbrute

Published on Mar 13, 2017

"In this first Video i will try out the Elektron Analog Heat on the Arturia Drumbrute. Starting with a classic pumping Drumbeat and moving to more extreme and weird stuff towards the end :-) This will be just the first video of a Series of Test/Experimental Stuff i will do in the future."

umoTalk #01: Elektron Digitakt - Is it the Machine you want?

Published on Mar 24, 2017 umonox

"Hello everyone. I thought i should start talking a little bit about gear and stuff as well :-) So i am proud to introduce you to a new "format" on my Channel - the umoTalk - where i will do exactly this in the future. In my first Video in this category its about the Elektron Digitakt and whether you might need it - or not.

Im trying to give you some ideas for the Usage of the Digitakt from the perspective of someone who:

1. Does own Elektron Machines already ( 3:00 )
2. Does NOT own Elektron Machines - or even Hardware in general - yet ( 10:41 )

Those are my personal thoughts on it right now. It isnt released yet, so things may change when it's out. I will update this Video if the need arises.

Ok ... sit back, take a Snack and enjoy! And if you like this Video, dont forget to leave a like - and Subscribe if you dont wanna miss whats coming next ;-)

All the best,

Sternrekorder - Where Are My F*** Glasses? (KR-55, SH-101, JP-08, JX-3P)

Published on Mar 27, 2017 sternrekorder

"Spring session made in only one take. No DAW or multitracking.

Drums - Korg KR-55 + Roland CR8000 Hihats
Bassline - Roland SH-101
Sequence - Roland JP-08
Chords - Roland JX-3P"

"Oxygene VII" - on Elka and Wersi organs

Published on Mar 27, 2017 organfairy

"There has been some requests that I should do more Jean Michel Jarre melodies. So here I play Oxygene VII on Wersi Prisma DX-5, Elka X-1000, Yamaha HE-8, Roland JX-8P, and Korg Poly-800."

Yamaha Montage Orchestral Sounds

Published on Mar 26, 2017 Dom Sigalas Music

Yamaha Montage Orchestral Sounds Vol.1
Yamaha Montage Orchestral Sounds Vol.2
How to create a Huge Orchestral Sound with Yamaha MONTAGE Synthesizer [patch in Vol.1 video]

Yamaha Montage- FM vs Analogue [Sound Engine Blending]

Published on May 25, 2016 Dom Sigalas Music

"Here's a patch that uses both sound engines on the Yamaha Montage, the AWM2 engine and the FM-X engine.
It also demonstrates very well the incredible real-time control and sound morphing capabilities of this instrument.


Realtime FM Synthesis- Yamaha Montage

Published on Oct 18, 2016 Dom Sigalas Music

Realtime FM Synthesis- Yamaha Montage
REALTIME FM Synthesis Sound Design- Yamaha MONTAGE

Dreadbox WLM / Modulator bouncing ball

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Dreadbox

All parts here.

MFB Tanzbar & EHX Deluxe Memory Man

Published on Mar 27, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Tanzbar drum machine through the DMM. The DMM has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Cheap monday / Microkorg 303 / MFB522

Published on Mar 27, 2017 se7ense7

"It's not a real good emulation, but it sounds familiar enough. All notes to Mk and MFB are sent by Ableton.

I know a lot of people prefer the pulse-303, I like the saw-303 just as much. The choir was recorded afterwards. Btw, it's harder to program a nice 303 sequence than it is to make the sound. I tried."

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