MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

RIP Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic

Some sad news in. Mika Vainio of Pan Sonic passed away at the age of 53. The image to the left is from a 2010 interview with Mika on TECHNOCCULT.

Please click here before you read on. It will bring up this post followed by previous posts featuring Mika sorted by date. Mika has been featured a number of times here on MATRIXSYNTH, most notably in live performances with Franck Vigroux who said it best, "Mika Vainio was simply one a the greatest musicians of today."

Below is a tribute video from Mark Williamson just posted today.

via Wikipedia: "Pan Sonic were a Finnish electronic music group founded in Turku in 1993. The group consisted of Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen, and Sami Salo. Salo left in 1996 leaving Pan Sonic a duo. The group was originally named Panasonic until 1998. In December 2009, it was announced that Pan Sonic would disband after their December 2009 concerts.[1] Their final album, Gravitoni, was released by Blast First Petite in May 2010.[2] Oksastus, a live album recorded in 2009, was released in 2014.[3]"

A groove for Mika - FH-1, Seaboard, Eurorack Modular Published on Apr 13, 2017 mark williamson

"Mika Vainio was a massive influence and so shocked and saddened to hear of his death today.

Making music seemed better than making words so made this little track - restricted myself to my modular. Using the seaboard to drive the DPO via expert sleepers FH-1"

If you did not click the link mentioned above, be sure to see performances featuring Mika Vainio here in the archives here (below this post).

DECKARD'S DREAM Website Launches

The creator of DECKARD'S DREAM, Roman Filippov, has launched a new website for the upcoming Yamaha CS80 rackmount synth at Currently there is just a newsletter sign-up, but more is sure to come, of course.

Behringer to Launch Two New Synths at SUPERBOOTH17

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

"We are very excited to officially launch two new synthesizers at SuperBooth.

Our Midas lead designers will be there - a great opportunity to engage with them.


We know the Model D is coming (prototype boards here). As for the second synth, Behringer has alluded to an OB-Xa, OSCar, and 2600, as well as more affordable synths. We'll see...

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #29 (Make Noise Eurorack, Moog Mother-32, Strymon BigSky - no computer)

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded using sounds from Make Noise synths and modules, triggered by 3x Moog Mother-32 sequencers. Reverb is from a Strymon BigSky. No outside MIDI or computer was used, all notes and modulations are from the synths. Audio was recorded straight from the mixer and sync'd to the video."

Vintage Analog Octave CAT Synthesizer SN A1955

via this auction

"Vintage Octave CAT Synthesizer model 1853, S/N A1955. Note: this is duo-phonic, pre SRM version... Three ICs were replaced and it was cleaned and calibrated... It is in good working condition and fully functional. Cosmetically it is overall good. All of the knobs are original except for three. In the photo they are the ones for VCO1 Coarse and Fine tuning and VCA volume. There are a few minor scratches. There is a little rust on the outside ring of the input/output jacks but does not affect operation. Also there was a hole drilled on each side panel (see photos) so, it's ready for strap locks in case you want to rock out like Edgar Winter."

208 ToolBox 07 More Patches

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Todd Barton

"continued explorations. more info on the Portabellabz's 208 ToolBox:"

All parts here.

JOMOX ALPHA BASE // Prototype Perfornance

Published on Apr 13, 2017 LESINDES

"One very rare performance on the prototype of JOMOX ALPHA BASE by JÜRGEN MICHAELIS the mastermind of Jomox and creator of this new analog-digital hybrid drum machine workstation.

For more information refer to:
Also on SUPERBOOTH17, Berlin, and MEFF, Florence."

See this post for details on the upcoming ALPHA BASE.

4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator - A Quick Test in Three Parts

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"A quick test (in three parts) of the 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator. Parts One & Two are short tests of the SMR on it's own (with a touch of reverb from Clouds) which was posted the previous day on my Instagram account. Part Three is the SMR with my full Eurorack system using a variation of the patch from my previous video. I'm still trying to figure out how this module will fit in with the rest of the system, and with what I want to do..."

CHORG PS3500 Demo - A VST Emulation of the Korg PS3300 by K Brown.

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Reuben Jones

"This VST, as well as many others, can be found for free @

As I doubt I'll ever get to play a Korg PS3300, I guess we're lucky to have this software experience of the mightiest poly synth ever made.

Here are two sketches played by hand.

Don't go looking for a noise sound generator, because there wasn't one; only as a modulation source.

Sorry for clipping."

Optigan / Orchestron Master Tape Vault feat. "Kraftwerk Choir" Tape/Demo

New video added to this post.

1980's The Vintage Synth VHS (In Japanese)

via this auction

"The Vintage Synth VHS (In Japanese) 1980's. Vintage. Original. COOL!


Moog/Realistic Concertmate MG-1 w/ Original Box

via this auction from dope.ass.female

"Realistic (in association with #moog #moogmusic) Concertmate MG-1 analogue mono synth. Unit has been fully restored (see pictures for invoice). That includes: recap, calibration, the infamous 'black gunk' removed from every slider and pot (required desoldering every switch as well), tuned to concert tune, and the outputs modded from RCA to 1/4". In addition, the pad was removed on the outs so it pumps out approx a +4 balanced signal instead of the quieter/noisier standard -10. Also includes original box in good shape! This thing is in excellent condition cosmetically. Studio ready! $850.00 obo. PayPal accepted."

Korg Trident SN 33051x

via this auction

"This remarkable instrument provides and variety of a stack of several keyboards,all in one! It's a super polyphonic ensemble featuring memory equipped 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer plus brass plus strings. You can assign each section to the upper 3 octaves of lower 2 octaves of the full 61 key keyboard. The Trident is equipped with a built-in flanger, joy stick, presets and multiple interface jacks."

"Space Drum" analog synth sequence jam

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Ludwig Kopp

"Minimalistic portable setup jam of analog synths.
The small semimodular features a patch using the LFO as a voice.
On a tom-like adsr envelope, it produces a sound reminding me of a synare drum synth i once cloned.

Gear used:
- Dreadbox Erebus with built in lofi delay
- Akai Rhythm Wolf drum machine
- Korg SQ1 step sequencer
- Recorded 'as is' to a Korg Beat Boy

No external FX or processing.

Thank you for stopping by."

CS80 - an inspired short ditty...

Published on Apr 13, 2017 noddyspuncture

"Sometimes when you programme a patch on this baby - and then hit a few notes or chords... you get some 'inspiration' from the very sound you just created. This was one of those times... so I rolled the camera and audio recorder and played it before I forgot the thing...:)"

Yocto² the new Roland TR-808 clone by e-licktronic

Published on Apr 13, 2017 e-licktronic

"Yocto² is an update of the Yocto V1.0.
Lots of new fixture.... more info"

"Yocto v2.0 is a clone of the legendary Roland TR-808 with some extended fixture.

12 analog instruments cloned of the Roland TR-808 and Boss PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer
128 Rhythm patterns from 1 to 16 steps
16 tracks of 999 measures
1 external instrument track by pattern that can store 99 notes like SH101 sequencer style.
A Midi keyboard mode allow you to play external Midi device
Multi out for each instruments
Individual accent for BD, SD, LT, MT, HT, RS, HC and CH
A total accent track
Master out (L/R Mono) 6Vp-p 1Kohm
tempo 30 - 250 Bpm
7 shuffle levels
4 scales (1/8t, 1/16, 1/16t and 1/32)
4 sequencer directions (forward, backward, ping-pong and random)
Easy copy and paste pattern function
Shift left or right the entire pattern or individual instrument
In/Out/Thru Midi
DinSync 24ppqn Out
Trig Out 2ms +5V
And More...
Manual available soon...
The kit includes:
Two PCBs (the MainBoard and the IO board)
All potentiometers
All transistors (original 2SC828R, 2SC945P, 2SA733P and 2SK30A
Two BA6110 (One for the Handclap VCA and the other for the Boss PC-2 VCA)
One AN6912
One HD14584BP
The µC preprogrammed (an Atmega1284P)
Six 1N34A germanium Diodes
All other parts are available on the Yocto v2.0 Mouser BOM."

Wave Junction Max For Live Synth from Sonicstate

Published on Apr 13, 2017 sonicstate

"We've teamed up with Meta Function to bring you our first Max For Live Synthesizer. A four voice paraphonic synth with 2 multi=mode osc, three multi-mode filters, 5 LFOs, 5 Envs and a 12 slot modulation matix. You can buy it from us right here:

Note: Ableton Live 9.6.1 and Max4Live 7.2.2 required."

"Wave Junction is a collaboration between and coding genius Phelan Kane of Meta Function. Based on the free Mono Junction synth they released early 2017, Wave Junction is a four voice hybrid paraphonic synthesizer with 2 multi-wave oscillators, including wavetable synthesis, FM and Superwaves. It's got three multi-mode, routable filters, 5 LFOs and five envelopes, plus a 12-slot routing matrix. Within each slot up to fourteen modulation sources can be mapped to up to thirty modulation destinations.

Wave Junction is created using Ableton’s Max For Live, and runs within both OS X and Windows of Ableton’s Live software.

You can buy it directly via at
Priced at £19.95 (+ VAT where applicable).

Wave Junction Features:
Two Multi-wave Oscillators (waves) plus user Wavetables and FM.
Three Multi-Mode Filters - can be run either series or Parallel each with:
LP/HP/BP 2+4 Pole
Transistor Model 24dB
Diode model 18dB
5x syncable LFOs - yes FIVE!
5 ADSR Envelopes
12 Slot Mod Matrix with fourteen sources & thirty destinations

OSC sources - Saw/Pulse/Tri/Sine all with Super variants for detune density
Wavetables: 16 preset waves, plus user uploadable wavetables (coming soon)
Variable Ratio FM depth for each wave combine to create rich sources
Great sounding filter types: LP/HP/BP 2/4Pole, Transistor and Diode with distinct resonance character
Cohesive integration with Ableton Push

System Requirements: Ableton LIVE 9.6.1 and MAX4Live 7.2.2

Soundcloud demos

Meta Function Website"

PIONEER DJ Dave Smith Instruments Toraiz AS-1 Analog Synthesizer Sound Demo

Published on Apr 13, 2017 MusicStoreTV

"No talking - just sound!"

Synth Snippets Modal 002

Published on Apr 12, 2017 Richard Lacy

"Working on a patch for the Modal 002 and thought I'd share! Bit of reverb and delay from Pro Tools, but nothing else. The Pre-amps are Rupert Neve Portico II channels, so it's very clean!
Sorry, my right arm gets in the way occasionally; I'm new to this video malarchy and this is my first bit of video. I'll do more if people like it! Thanks for watching."

Prophet 6 Synthesizer Music #29

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"'Air Space' from the album 'Ambient Worlds'

Gear Used:
Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6
Roland JD-XA
Roland JD-XI (As Midi Controller)
Roland Aira TR-8
Roland Aira System 1
Behringer Deepmind 12
Access Virus C
Yamaha RM1x (As Midi Controller)
Korg Minilogue
Novation Bass Station II
Moog Sub 37

For all my music and social media connections visit:"

Cosmic Dreams Mcv Adsr & Rafa Saez Modular Session

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Waves of Memories Project

"Cosmic Dreams Mcv Adsr & Rafa Saez Modular Session"

Some nice synth spotting in this one including a KORG PS-3200 and rare Polyfusion modular. Huge EMW system, Modcan, and as well.

Don Muro Synthesizer Pop For a New Age 1974 1978 Promotional Video

Published on Apr 12, 2017 Flannelgraph Records

"Promotional video for FGR078, a Don Muro LP titled "Synthesizer Pop For a New Age: 1974-1978"

Created by Jacob Graham at the Workshop of Experimental Magic & Light, Brooklyn, NY. ("

Some cool retro synth spotting including a grey ARP 2600. See if you can spot the rest.

You can find previous posts featuring Don Muro here.

0-Coast Patch of the Week #11: Krell

Published on Apr 13, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

All parts here.

"This popular self-playing patch is usually implemented on modular systems, but the 0-Coast is the rare standalone synthesizer with the necessary power and capability. Use this as a jumping off point for your own generative explorations.

Hear Bebe and Louis Barron’s original Ancient Krell Music from 'Forbidden Planet' here"

Louis & Bebe Barron - Ancient Krell Music (Forbidden Planet)

Uploaded on Jan 13, 2011 A Place For The Soundtracks

"Forbidden Planet : Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Louis & Bebe Barron (1956)."

Building The Krell Muzak Patch

Building The Krell Muzak Patch from todd barton on Vimeo.

"Here's a patch cord by patch cord demonstration of setting up the Krell Muzak 1 patch from scratch on a Buchla 200e with the following modules: 261e, 266e, 281e, 292e, and 291e. A photo of the original patch, audio and video can be accessed here:"


Building the Krell Patch on Black & Gold Shared System Plus

Published on Jan 3, 2018

"The Krell Patch is a popular self-playing music originally developed by Todd Barton on the Buchla 200e system. This video recreates it on the Black & Gold Shared System Plus, adding a couple embellishments and encouraging you to go expand it on your own."

Buchla 727 | Buchla n Double Knot

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Cray

"Buchla system sounding like a TR727"

Buchla n Double Knot

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Cray

"Buchla and Double knot get jazzy"

Yamaha DX200 Return of the Funky FM Beats! 2017

Published on Apr 12, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Yamaha DX200 Return of the Funky FM Beats! 2017
Synthesizer demo by Rik Marston 100% No Talking!
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn this UP!!!!**

The incredible Yamaha DX200 is back in full force,
adding a little ACID TB-303 love and some intense
Industrial beats & grooves in this video demo.
Audio was recorded a little bit lower than last time
to avoid any clipping but there is some slight
clipping @ 01:01 & 01:41. So be careful my friends!
Such a fun groovebox to tweak, just a BLAST
to shape the sounds on the fly & get everyone
excited on the dance floor!!!
Yamaha, we could use another groovebox
or Loopfactory like this again, especially with
the new FM-X technologies of the Montage.
It's now 2017. How about it??

Thank you for watching!
More Synthesizer Demos,
Ambient Chill Zen Music,
UFOs & strange stuff...

Throwing Shade - Against The Clock

Published on Apr 13, 2017 FACTmagazine

"Kaleidoscopic sounds from an NTS favorite.

Throwing Shade's regular show on NTS Radio is one of the London station's best, offering an eclectic selection of weird and wonderful music from around the world.

Her own music is just as colorful. Last year's House of Silk EP, released on UK institution Ninja Tune, was a kaleidoscopic trip through glittering melodies and neon synth moods.

We met up with Throwing Shade in her West London studio, where we set her the challenge of making one of her signature pop tracks in just 10 minutes."

Sequencer School on a Vintage E-Mu Modular w/ Benge

Published on Apr 12, 2017 zack dagoba

"Further explorations of the Emu Modular, focussing on the Digital Sequencer compliment. See http://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot...."

Easter 1900h Knob Sale at Thonk

Davies 1900h colored knob clones are currently on sale at Thonk.

"EASTER BONUS! – Use code 1900h-april-sale in the cart for a 15% discount on 1900h knobs up to 200 pieces. If you forget to enter the code, we can’t give you a refund after!"


via this auction

"RSF BLACKBOX - ANALOG VINTAGE SYNTHESIZER - harmonics to your mono! perfect cond.
works and sounds perfectly!"

Roland V-Synth GT Version 2.00 SN Z4A2558

via this auction

Crumar Trilogy Vintage Analog Synth SN 00088

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Korg Trident Mk1

via this auction

"Serviced Last year.

Bought a CHD Midi kit some months ago, now in box.

Flanger, Vibrato, Joystick, and all other functions work as they should.

It has three sections of sounds to use individually, in parts split upon the keyboard, or even groups of different combinations between Synthesizer (Synth), Brass, and Strings. I personally love using the brass and synth for creating drum sounds, they give a nice punch due to the analog nature. The strings have a nice bowing and ensemble as well as vibrato effects too.

With the Trident, you have extra effects built in such as Vibrato and a Flanger (which can be selected to be used with whichever sound section is chosen).

Some signs of wear and tear which is normal for a synth of this age, but overall it's a pretty good looking synth."

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer SN AD02730

via this auction

kept very clean
comes with two sound cards [Grand Piano]
everything works perfect

Simmons SDS-1000 Vintage Analog Electronic Drum Synth Module SN 04138

via this auction

"Has been tested thoroughly & works 100%, absolutely no issues. Sounds awesome & creates those classic analog drum sounds.
Made in England in the 1980s and ridiculously rare to come across.

Has a trigger/input for each of the drums (bass, snare, hi tom, med tom, low tom)
Each can be controlled with sensitivity level & output level.
Each drum also has it's own output (if you want to pan individually into your DAW), or you can run mono or stereo out of master outputs.

Controls for each drum: Sensitivity / Filter / Pitch / Bend / Hit Samples / Body / Decay / Noise / Click
Save programs/patches. Trigger LEDs for each drum. Drums can be triggered by a sequencers, trigger pads, etc."

EuroDoodle // 005 - Aqua chaos

Published on Apr 13, 2017

DiscoverNoise 088-
EuroDoodle 005-

A nice sequence gets turned into chaotic rythms and sounds.


0-Coast PGM Pages, pt. 8: Page 7, Calibration

Published on Apr 13, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"Video is part of a series to help people learn the 0-COAST MIDI PGM Pages. Click below to go to a playlist for the series."

All parts here.

Also check out the 0-Coast Patch of the Week Videos for MAKEN0ISE's official demos of the 0-Coast.

ASR X Lo-Fi Bit Crusher FX

Published on Apr 13, 2017 The Daydream Sound

"Reducing the bit rate of your samples on the Ensoniq ASR X drum machine is easy and useful especially for Lo-Fi Boom Bap Hip-Hop. It’s a great feature for shading the tone of your sounds. In this was bit crushing can be used as subtle form of EQ.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Start by pressing the “Sound” button in the track section and scroll until you get to the “Utility Silence” page. This will make sure that all the pads of the ASR X are blank with no sounds.

2. Start with any sample you want and load it to one of the open pads.

3. Once a sound is loaded, select that pad by pressing it and then press the “Process” button in the “Pad” section.

4. Scroll until you see “Reduce Sample Bits?”

5. Press the “Yes” button

6. You’ll be taken to a page where you can select the bit rate you want to use. (You can select between 15 bits to 1 bit).

7. Press the “Yes” button to confirm your selection.

8. That’s it your done?

Thanks for listening Everyone!"

Rephazer ft. Hope - Our Towne (Live Jam, Octatrack, OP-1, V-Machine, M-550V)

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Rephazer

"Jamming around with the Octatrack, OP-1 and V-Machine recording stuff to the Sony M-550V microcassette recorder which resulted in this little remix of the beautiful song 'Our Towne' by the artist Hope.

All rights belong to their respective owners and make sure to check out/support the artist Hope:"

Roland JP8000 & Line6 Verbzilla

Published on Apr 13, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"JP8000 - Verbzilla

No further processing except for normalisation."

u-he Hive Science 2 Walkthrough (Soundset for Hive)

Published on Apr 13, 2017 uheplugins

"A walkthrough of the presets found in the soundset Hive Science 2.

0:08 Perc Loops
3:17 Note Loops
9:37 Stomp Loops
15:48 Leads & Keys
24:13 Basses & Wobs
28:23 Strings & Pads
35:10 Noises & Hits

For more info on Hive Science 2 and demos songs visit:"

"☆ NEW Howard Scarr and Kevin Schroeder team up again for Hive Science 2, 350 presets full of style and high impact. The soundset revisits and expands on ideas from the original Hive Science. More epic pads, more stomping rhythms, more modern leads, more pensive textures, more thumping basses… more of everything."

Bastl Instruments - Jam Patches

Published on Apr 13, 2017 DivKidVideo

"First patch playing around with the BASTL modules. CV trinity, Knit Rider, Tea Kick, Noise Square, ABC, Little Nerd and Cinnamon out in full force. Great modules sonically and functionally."

Kick.S Live / X1122 (Ambient sequence) Simple xOxbOx and xOx-heart mod sound

Published on Apr 13, 2017 Kick.S

"This xoxbox was produced by gizmOx.

/// Equipment ////
xOxbOx xOx-heart mod
Strymon DIG
EHX Cathedral
Mackie VLZ3"

Zularic | Raw Eurorack Techno

Published on Apr 12, 2017 Björn Bommersheim

"This is what happens nearly once a month. The memories of my youth made me to do it :)

Raw Oldschool Techno

Basic and simple sampled Norddrum triggered by a Zularic Repetitor into a Doepfer A-112 and tweeking it with a Borg Filter. The rest is vanished in the drummodules' haze.

Leave your thoughts and comments.
Patch notes on request."

More 227r System Interface Buchla Mixer

2nd video added here.

The Tsunami Wav Trigger : Making it into a Eurorack Module - A SDIYG Special Report

Published on Apr 12, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"My friend Konstantin Tokarev and I make a PCB and Eurorack panel for the Sparkfun Tsunami Super Wav Trigger board. An adventure filled saga, a fun and rewarding one, enjoy :)

The Sparkfun link:"

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