MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Fairlight CMI III MFX

Published on Apr 8, 2017 100 Things I Do

"Finally I have the massive Fairlight Keyboard to go along with the rest of my Fairlight system!

My CMI III was originally a factory development system, because of this there was no need for a musical keyboard at the time. This has ended up posing an interesting problem.

Just as Peter Wielk was finishing up my Keyboard and was about to send I noticed the keyboard power and serial connector has never been cabled or wired.

It has a mix of +/- 20v and +/-10v and from what Peter told me... get it wrong and it will blow a lot of fuses and potentially the analog power supply!

Lucky for me Peter had a spare power back panel he was able to send me in return for mine! Thanks Peter!

The arrival of the keyboard has created the need to reorganise the studio and change a few things around. I thought it would be easy, but as I write this I am still cleaning up and finding places for things! (Its taken over 2 days so far).

So this brings me to this video. I wanted to release something this week up keep up the 'video every weekend' pace. Its just some multitrack noodling once the Fairlight was set up. As next week is the 1 year anniversary of weekly content (and me actually paying attention to the channel) I promise to do something a little more special.

Hope you enjoy."

Cocteau PCB Mod for the YOCTO 808 Clone Update

If you are interested in picking up Autonomik Circuits' Cocteau PCB Mod for the YOCTO 808, you can sign up for a kit here. You can reach Autonomik Circuits at

You can find full details on the mod here.

Dragon Drum Machine

Published on Apr 6, 2017 thIIIrd musique

This one is from the maker of Wiisp.

"Jam compilation with the Android app Dragon. Download free:

Dragon is a drum machine built to quickly and easily make glitch, distorted, lofi drum beats and manipulate them live. The drums are simple and flexible, capable of some classic drum machine sounds and also new weirdness. Each is synthesized in real time and sent to a multi effect rig with variable speed stutter, bit reduction, pitched feedback delay and a resonant bandpass filter. The drums are triggered by a four pattern step sequencer. Patterns can be changed individually for each drum or triggered together for quick pattern switches for all drums.

Four pattern sequencer with local and global pattern control
BPM control with nudging
Save/load presets
Three drum synths:
Effects rig:
-Asymmetry and tanh(x) for tape like distortion
-Pitched feedback delay
-Retrigger (aka stutter/buffer) with variable speed and reversing
-Bit reduction
-Resonant bandpass filter

Preset management requires permission for file storage read/write (optional on Android M+)

Unpaid version disables preset saving and audio recording

Audio recording coming soon. Possible future ports to desktop and ios. Made with Pure Data and libGDX"

Waldorf Wave

via this auction

Update: now on eBay as well.

"One of the rarest and most impressive keyboards ever built, a must have vintage synthesizer for the serious collector. It's in nice shape and working great. Only issue to mention is the pneumatic springs that hold the front up don't work, but you can use it fine the way it is, and should be easy enough to repair if desired. All knobs, sliders, buttons, disk drive and outputs are working as they should. There is some wear as to be expected for an old synth, so be sure to check out the pictures to make sure you like it."

Multitimbral synths - layering complex voices with Waldorf MicroQ

Published on Apr 8, 2017 NONsynth

"Using the Waldorf MicroQ to answer the question - what good is a multitimbral synth anyway?

This answer is: layering complex voices.

A multitimbral synth like the Waldorf MicroQ/Blofeld, Access Virus, KingKorg, etc, gives the option of stacking voices to create patches that are complex but still sound cohesive, coming from the a single synth."

Squaver P1 and bass

Published on Apr 8, 2017 Sonicsmith

"In this video we describe the challenge in tracking low pitched notes in bass and few other instruments and how at Sonicsmith we set out to tackle this issue."

Here's to Happy Endings: Make Noise Rene + Mutable Instruments Rings

Published on Apr 8, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"My first test [finally] of the Make Noise René Cartesian Sequencer with Mutable Instruments Rings... and all the other stuff. I tried to label each module that was being used with dynamic, animated text."

Soviet analog synthesizer keytar Unost'-21 \ Юность-21

Published on Apr 8, 2017 Cyril Saar

Sherman Synth II

Published on Apr 8, 2017 verstaerker

"many years i used the sherman only as Effekt .. today i thought it's time for a new Synth"

One Affects

Published on Apr 8, 2017 ahlstrominfo

"Two Moog Mothers 32 in conjunction"

FSOL:DIGITANA SX-1 - sound demonstration

Published on Apr 7, 2017 STAKKERHUMANOID

FSOL:DIGITANA SX-1will be on display at superbooth17 20-22 april 2017 - BERLIN ..
This video shows the sound capability of the SX-1

Follow-up to this post.

Xo-7972 using the KS Expander from Digitana

Published on May 12, 2016 STAKKERHUMANOID

a truly awesome addition to the EMS synthi family

in this video the KS Expander is running free of cv - 2 VCO's each have two separate outputs ( square and sine ) thats 4 outs in total - each going through outboard fx ( delay distortion etc )

big props to the Digitana Team"

Dynacord Echocord Super 76 VS Vermona ER-9

Published on Apr 8, 2017 RR

Vermona ER-9 Drum Machine / Rhythm Machine SN 140764 via this auction.

Dynacord Echocord Super 76 tape echo / spring reverb via this auction.

PPG Wave 2.2 Synthesizer for Parts

via this auction

"PPG Wave 2.2 synthesizer w/ road case, manual, and cassette (!!) backup tape. Circa 1982-1984. Ultra rare. Will need work to restore full functions.Unit powers up fine, but only produces some intermittent sounds when the keys are engaged. Had this unit restored to full functionality prior to 2009, though with the advent of the Great Depression lost the business and the warehouse studio and all the gear has been in storage since. Keyboard utilizes a weird pin and wire trigger system (similar to the old Vox Continentals), suspect that's where at least some the problems might be. Originally thought the output was compromised when I first fired it up from storage, but managed to get intermittent tones from the unit after checking it out again, so I don't believe that is the issue. Some of the keys stick when depressed, and of those that do some will return to position after a few moments, others need to be repositioned manually..."


via this auction


via this auction




Serviced Mar'17

Legendary EDP Wasp by Chris Huggett, quirky looking toylike synth but a serious piece of kit, capable of rip roaring synth lines, fat bass...just straight up dirty with so much character. Great for all types of Electronic music.

This was recently serviced by SRS in Mar'2017 and is studio ready.

EDP Wasp

Casing is in very good condition with a minor crack on one corner as seen in the picture.

One rubber foot is missing on the underside.

EDP Spider

The casing is in good cosmetic condition with very minor wear and tear.

The underside has the battery cover missing and also 3 rubber feet.

Not many synths will come close to the Wasps tone quality and an even rare chance to grab the Spider sequencer which so rarely comes up make this thing a joy to use and will surely get those creative juices flowing!"

EDP WASP SN 002989

via this auction

"Rare, Collectable and Awesome Synth.
Unique sounding, Tuff, Bubbly, Buzzy, Fun and Swarmy.
Can be extremely powerful, dark & heavy.
It really does come up with very different sounds to all other synths ive owned & heard.
I am (obviously) quite enthused by the WASP.

Great thing is it sounds fantastic all the time! Very wide sweet spots on this, cant go wrong.
WASP is up there with my 3 faves, AKS, ARP2600 & WASP.
I am only selling as i have two (because i like it so much) this is the last of my inner collection which im willing to part with.

Wasp was working perfectly approx 2 years ago, i have recently taken out of storage and after testing have noticed the keyboard does not respond to touch. It does however trigger note and gate via link port (i use kenton with WASP expansion).

I will play with keyboard sensitivity adjustment and update if it starts working but at this stage is sold as keyboard not working to touch."

Korg MS-50 SN 190076

via this auction

Yamaha CS-40M

via this auction

Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter REV.4 SN 4913

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

Waldorf Quantum: primer contacto

Published on Apr 8, 2017 Hispasonic

Waldorf Quantum


Published on Apr 8, 2017 moonmodular

MESSE 2017: Pepperdecks Stick on iOS Knobs

Published on Apr 8, 2017 sonicstate

"A couple of neat products from Pepperdecks - stick on knobs to control touchscreen apps, and a couple of compact 2 channel mixers"

Korg M1 VST (Legacy Edition) versus 1988 M1

Published on Apr 8, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"We put the Korg M1 VST Legacy Edition up against the original Korg M1 synthesizer from 1988 to demonstrate how closely or not the VST plugin emulates the sounds of the original synthesizer. The Korg M1 VST is part of Korg Legacy Collection, where they have released software emulations of many of their classic synths."

There is also an iPad port of the M1 on iTunes: KORG iM1 - KORG INC.

quailude 2017 04 08

Published on Apr 8, 2017 NomNomChomsky

"internal ssd on my pc died today.... dammit! Lucky I no longer rely on hardware to make music #soundsketch"

MFB Tanzbar, Moog Sub Phatty & Strymon El Capistan

Published on Apr 8, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine & a Sub Phatty synthesiser synced together.
Tanzbar MIDI Out to Sub Phatty MIDI In. The El Capistan has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except for reverb and normalisation."

New Set_Test#01

Published on Apr 8, 2017 CristianAltieri

Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold - theremin & voice

Published on Apr 8, 2017 Carolina Eyck

"Loving this music! :)

Composed by Morricone for the legendary movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly featuring Clint Eastwood and heavily used by Metallica before the shows.

Using the Etherwave Pro by Moog Music and RC-50 Loop Station, PS-6 Harmonist and DD-7 Digital Delay by Boss.


KOMA Field Kit first test

Published on Apr 8, 2017 nnoiz Papp

"my very first steps with the field Kit - LFO + motors"

See this previous post for details on the KOMA Elektronik Kit.

KOMA Elektronik Field Kit - DIY Version - Build Guide

Published on Apr 7, 2017 KOMA Elektronik

"KOMA's lead analog developer Otto Mikkonen, who designed the Field Kit, takes you through all the steps needed to build your own Field Kit DIY Version. Use the DIY Build Manual for even more tips and tricks!"

See this previous post for details on the KOMA Elektronik Kit.

thick swing - a relaxed groove patch for eurorack synthesiser

Published on Apr 8, 2017 Luke Killen

"Today's patch is a mildly swung 100 BPM hiphop beat."

Making a song on the Circuit

Published on Apr 8, 2017 BoBeats

"I wanted to capture some of the emotions I was feeling today. I lived in Stockholm for many years. It is the place I call home. Furthermore I lived just a stone throw from where the events of 2017-04-07 took place."

Roland XP 10 demotrack

Published on Apr 7, 2017 ikworgek

"All sounds from the Roland XP-10

some reverb and delay


Yamaha VSS 30 demotrack

Published on Apr 7, 2017 ikworgek

"All sounds from the VSS-30
sample of my voice with a percussive loop is the base of this track/
all the other sounds are internal sounds with internal effects.

some external reverb is added"

Patch n Tweak

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