MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

New DSP Synthesizers Polytron37 Divide Down Oscillator & Infinity37 Prototype Keyboard

via DSP Synthesizers

"Remember the old top octave divide-down organ oscillators?

They were fully polyphonic although with limited on/off envelopes.

The Polytron37 keyboard oscillator is a modern divide-down oscillator.

Besides being fully polyphonic on 37 keys it also features attack and release envelope, separate and polyphonic for each key.

It scans the 37-key keyboard, sends and receive MIDI, handles analog inputs for pitchbend and modulation, has analog inputs for ENV and outputs the audio and gate for following filters etc.

This is the prototype of the Infinity37.

Using the Polytron37, fully polyphonic DCO chip and featuring the brand new SSI2144 VCF, it will be a groundbreaking new analog hybrid synthesizer.

This is divide-down oscillator technology and filters creating a fully polyphonic synthesizer in 2017."

Oberheim OB-MX Sound Exploration - No Midi - No Keyboard!

Published on May 13, 2017 100 Things I Do

"Its been a while since I did a OB-MX video. This time I decided to explore the synth without the use of a keyboard. The Mixer section of the OB-MX has a filter offset that allows you to bypass the envelopes and have the raw sound exit the synth. Great for drones!

Due to the early digital nature of the control surface and stepping this introduces you can get some very interesting flavours. The LFO's have variable stepping from Direct voltage to Quantised voltage that has definable steps. I have never come across this on a synth before and it allows you to do some pretty unique things.

I will do another clip in a few weeks time that will explore the modulation matrix deeper but I wanted to make this clip something that was a progression and not a semi-random collection of Timbres. I hope you enjoy and it inspires you to explore your synth in different ways.

I used Valhalla Verb & Sound Toys EchoBoy Jr and Ran the OB-MX through the Warm Audio WA 76. Master bus used Waves SSL Bus Compressor and Logic's Limiter & Multiband"

KORG MicroKorg SN 085179

via this auction

"Work great as it should--no issues. With PSU and clean battery compartment."

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Analog Synthesizer SN 2677

via this auction

Kick.S Live / X1155 (320)

Published on May 13, 2017 Kick.S

"Digital Album 320 :

/// Equipment ////
Korg electribe MX
xOxbOx xOx-heart
acidlab Miami
Access TI2
Strymon BigSky
Strymon TimeLine

Buchla CVT Twelve

Published on May 13, 2017 Todd Barton

Buchla CVT

Yamaha SY-2

via this auction

"This a rare Yamaha SY-2 monophonic analog synthesizer. Related to the famous Yamaha CS-80 and GX-1. Manufactured circa 1977. Sounds beautiful with classic tone."

Yamaha AN1x Demo

Published on May 13, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

"Noodling around with the Yamaha AN1x Synthesizer. I didn't have the cameras on me but I got to do a little track. Everything you here is the Yamaha AN1x."

Yamaha CS60 - #1

Published on May 13, 2017 noddyspuncture

Roland System-100 Moogerfooger

Published on May 13, 2017 djthomaswhite

"DIY Roland System-100 filter (Curetronic pcb) version of a Moogerfooger with Oakley Sound LFO (shapeable Triangle and Pulse), relay bypass and plenty of ins and outs. This resonant filter is total vanilla tone compared to the Moog ladder design, but sometimes you just want that smoothness. It has a switchable high pass filter with 4 settings. The LFO can be switched out and replaced with an external signal. The LFO out can be routed to other Foogers or modular gear. There is a Low-High switch controlling rate on the LFO and you can change the shape of the LFO (ramp to trip to saw) or the width of the pulse by turning a knob. LFO waveshape is controlled by a switch. This was a fun one to build and took some time to get right. On to a better video and custom panel legending design."

Kawai K1r ambient II - Source Audio Nemesis delay pedal

Published on May 13, 2017 MIDERA

"Kawai K1r ambient #2, with Source Audio Nemesis Delay pedal (not shown). Patch was designed using MIDI Designer Pro 2 on my iPad."

Part 1 here.

Two patches for Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver

Published on May 13, 2017 Reuben Jones

"Two patches for Dave Smith instruments Poly Evolver

The first patch uses just one voice; the second one, eight."

Novation Peak Factory Patch Audition

Published on May 13, 2017 Synthesizer Reviews

The Peak comes in at 1:14.

"All factory patches for the Novation Peak. No tweaking, with the exception of utilizing the "Animate" buttons to show their functionality and potential use.

Warning - Patches vary in volume. The following audio has not been normalized."

Intellijel Dixie II+: Hard Sync & Flip (LMS: Eurorack Expansion Preview)

Published on May 13, 2017 Learning Modular

"In this movie I demonstrate creating a hard sync patch where the master is the single VCO that may be in a small core system or a semi-modular synth like the Moog Mother-32, and use it to drive a second oscillator such as the Dixie II+. For those who wonder exactly what’s going on when you use sync, I focus heavily on what’s happening with the waveform output. I also look at the Dixie II+’s unique Flip function, where the waveform reverses rather than resets when it received a sync pulse from its master, resulting in a new waveform with twice the overall cycle length of the master. For more information, see

This movie is one of four on the Intellijel Dixie II+ from my online course, "Learning Modular Synthesis: Eurorack Expansion" (available July 2017). For more details including the list of movies and an overview of the course, visit:"

Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 & Korg M1 - 80's Synths Compared

Published on May 5, 2017 Power DX7

Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 & Korg M1 - 80's synth Demo, Miami Vice, Pink Floyd and Yes, Part 1
Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 & Korg M1 - 80's synth Demo, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd Part 2

"Want to know how capable Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 and Korg M1 synthesisers are ? Can the DX7 keep up with the mighty D-50 and M1? Watch this video to find out!!!

This is a demo of Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50 and Korg M1 synthesisers, the 80’s 3 iconic digital sysnthesizers showcased side by side. Part 1 will compare e.piano, piano and pipe organ sounds.

Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer – The first commercially successful digital synthesizer with Frequency Modulation synthesis
a. Released in 1983
b. FM synthesis based on 32 algorithms to design a particular sound
c. A sinewave generating oscillator with an envelope is called operator
d. No filters, you create all necessary harmonics/ inharmonics from a sine wave

Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer – The first commercially successful digital synthesizer with a fully digital subtractive synthesis, a virtual analog synthesizer and 8 bit sampled waveforms
a. Released in 1987
b. Digitally emulated subtractive synthesis with typical waveforms such as sawtooth, square etc
c. PCM section includes 8 bit sampled waveforms
d. Each unit is called partial
e. Structures to combine different partial
f. Digital filter with resonance

Korg M1 Work Station – The first commercially successful digital workstation with 16 bit sampled waveforms for acoustic sounds and drum kits, as well as an 8 track sequencer
a. Subtractive synthesis with 16 bit waveforms
b. Digital filter without resonance
c. 1 oscillator mode for 16 polyphony (2 oscillator per voice for 8 polyphony)
d. A well-designed workstation for music creation

Electric Piano
Korg M1 – Softer with a bit of sharp attack
Roland D-50 – Softer and mellow
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature E.Piano patch with solid and sharp attack and a smooth chorusing effect

Korg M1 – Modified piano patch with amazing realism due to its 16 bit waveforms
Roland D-50 – No compared
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature Grand Piano patch with amazing realism at lower and mid notes

Pipe Organ
Korg M1 – Factory Patch Pipe Organ with realism
Roland D-50 – Factory Patch, Cathedral with realism
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature Soft Cathedral patch with realism
Yamaha DX7 – Power DX7 Signature Cathedral patch that faithfully emulates the pipe organ sound from Yes, Close To The Edge"

Funky Pupper

Published on May 13, 2017 Praxis Axis

"A tune based on Funky Drummer (James Brown), maybe the most sampled break in hip hop and breakbeat (etc.). Just having a bit of fun with it on an MPC 1000 (while it lasts . . . about to be replaced by the MPC Live YEHAAH). The dogs kept coming in to the studio so I thought, well they'd better be in the clip.

As always I'm using my most loved Moog Voyager and a Minibrute which has been in the closet for the last two years until I just recently and very flukily repaired it."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 4554

via this auction

"This Prophet 5 is fully functional and in good condition with some cosmetic issues. Some wear to the label badges and scratches around the perimeter of most of the knobs."

Stranger Things Theme (Cover made with Roland Boutique JP-08 TR-09 TB-03)

Published on May 13, 2017 Calle Nilsson

RX-5 / JU-06 / D-550 / SDE-1000 Sketch

Published on May 13, 2017 Zachary Berry

"Messing around with the older version of Auxy (which still has MIDI out functionality) triggering the RX-5 on drums, JU-06 on bass and D-550 for chords. The clap of the RX-5 is routed through the Roland SDE-1000 delay. I wasn't super happy with the end result but it was still neat to see how the iPad can play with hardware so I figured I'd uploaded it anyway."

Nord G2 Modular Engine

via this auction

"Nord G2 Modular Engine in very good condotion with original box, cd, and cables."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Rackmount 12-bit Sampler SN 0465

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"The Prophet 2002 is a rack-mount MIDI module version of the famed Prophet 2000 keyboard. It features 8-voice polyphony, a 12-bit ADC/DAC, 8 analog Curtis Voltage Controlled Resonant Filters (VCFs), 8 analog ADSR's, up to 30 seconds of sample memory, and 3.5" floppy disk drive for storage.

The Prophet 2002 is a VERY rare piece of gear, and extremely hard to find in this excellent working and cosmetic condition.

The Sequential Circuits Prophet 2002 Digital Rack-mount Sampler is an awesome example of Dave Smith's early 80's design team. They had the skills to cram a TON of features and power elegantly into a small package.
This unit has been serviced and cleaned, and works perfectly, and sounds fantastic!
All the potentiometer knobs have been serviced, cleaned and lubricated.
The floppy disk drive has been cleaned, and fully tested to read and write reliably.
The ADC has been bias adjusted to ensure no DC offset when sampling. The inputs and outputs have all been cleaned and fully tested. The internal PSU capacitors have passed inspection.

This machine is 100% functional
This unit recently came to us from a studio storage facility, where it spent the last 20+ years boxed up awaiting the 12-bit sampler renaissance."

Vermona '14 Analog Synthesizer SN 002/222

via this auction

"Purchased in March 2017. Unit is number 002 out of only 222 units. The unit has only been played lightly for the last 2 months, and comes with all parts included with new product (with the addition of a European to USA grounded plug adapter), which are listed at the bottom of the description."

’14 Analogsynthesizer
printed manual
Dust cover
microfiber cloth

Moog Source Synthesizer SN 2108 w/ Original Box & Manuals

via this auction

"All lights, keys, knobs and buttons tested and work fine. No servicing ever needed. Original owner.

exceptions: volume knob is audibly "scratchy" when moved. Very minor dent on right side (above moog logo). Pitch and mod wheels rotate beyond what seems normal (but does not cause a problem when used). Pitch wheel is not as fluid as modern designs. Parameter knob has a very slight friction area. This does not reduce the smooth turning of it and can still be freely spun quickly."

ARP SOLUS Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 2353364

via this auction

"This keyboard has been recently serviced by Abell Music in Columbus OH and brought into 100% working condition. I have the receipt from previous owner. The VCOs,VCF. Ring Mod, CV/Gate/Trigger/Audio Input and Pedal inputs, every slider, switch, knob works as they should. Only defect is a small scratch scratch by the screw next to the inputs (see pic). The flight case is in near-mint condition with one dime-size scuff mark."

Gomag - Goa Classic (live)

Published on May 13, 2017 Gomag

Live set "Goa Classic"

Kick/Snare - Peaks
HiHats/Perc - Yamaha RM1x
Bass - MicroBrute
Background Sequence - Pico VCO, MiniNova
Mellody Sequence - Waldorf NW1
FM Stab - Braids
Zap - KS Station
Reverb/Delay - Clouds

Swiss Synthesizer Meeting Jamsession October 2016

Published on May 13, 2017 SwissSynthMeeting

"Video of the Swiss Synthesizer Meeting/Jamsession in October 2016 at the Chrämerhuus/Langenthal.

Videosynthesizer performance by Synkie."


Published on May 13, 2017 Perplex On

"This is a series of very short more or less successfull tryouts with the Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic. On the one hand to help me getting to know this little beast better and on the other hand to show you some of its sonic and performance capabilities. Most of the jams do not use the default drumkit but selfmade ones synced from Sonic Charge's Microtonic. Enjoy!"

Runner X - A Eurorack Modular Performance

Published on May 13, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"Featuring modules by Make Noise, Mutable Instruments, Erica Synths, 4MS, Rossum Electro-Music, Intellijel, Sputnik Modular, Xaoc Devices, Tiptop Audio, and Music Thing Modular. From a forthcoming album and cassette release on ZERO:GENSHI Records. Here is an Alternative Version of this video, but with more varied beats, and more playability with the Rossum Control Forge -"

Runner X - Alternative Version

MFB Tanzbar, Moog Mother 32 & Kawai K1

Published on May 13, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine, Mother 32 and K1 synthesisers synced together.
(Tanzbar CV1 via MIDI Out to K1 MIDI In
K1 MIDI Thru sending MIDI Clock from Tanzbar to Mother 32).

A small amount of reverb has been used, no further processing except for normalisation."

how to make a CV-Gate to S-Trigger cable

Published on May 13, 2017 markusfuller

"How to make a CV-Gate to S-Trigger cable using just one transistor and one resistor. so you can control old Yamaha Korg and Moog synths from modern equipment and eurorack."

Let's Patch - Modular Synthesizer Experiments with Colin Benders 3: Derping around with rhythms

Streamed live on May 11, 2017

Four hours of Colin Benders on his modular system. I thought this was one was particularly interesting as he discusses what he is doing as he builds a complex patch from scratch.

"We tried to feedbackloop clocks and found out why we can't directly feedback loop clocks.
We did some Zombienation
We did a lot with clock multipliers/dividers/probability
We found out Circadian Rhythm does not like variable clocks (or variable pulsewidth) but the A-157 does not mind
Zetaohm dropped by in the chat and showed me how to do polyrhythms with his FLXS1"

Arkana Synthesizer Rack Extension

Published on May 13, 2017 Dark Window Recs

"This video is a demonstration of the Reason Rack Extension 'Arkana Granular Synthesizer'. Please excuse the videos visual recording quality (and the wobbly focus) , I had purchased the RE device 1 hour before making this video and used a basic phone to record the visuals, I didnt have time to set up a proper screen recorder (which i will do in the fututre!) , but the sound quality is 100% fine :) Everything you hear is coming from the Arkana Synth loaded with some DWR samples."

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