MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Synthchaser #067 - Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Restoration & Repair - "Dead" CPU Repair

Published on May 31, 2017 Synth Chaser

"In the 4th installment of my Prophet 5 restoration video series we troubleshoot and repair a non-responsive Prophet 5."

All parts here.

Energy thru Kaoss (Volca FM thru KP3 w/ Tom Cat)

Published on May 31, 2017 HardtekStudios

"The Volca FM can create some very deep bass textures while still providing a wealth of upper harmonics creating a very full, energetic sound. To further complicate the sound, it is ran thru the KP3's Ring Modulator. This is all accompanied by the full sounds of the Akai Tom Cat analog drum machine."

Buchla Easel Bobbing Along

Published on May 31, 2017 Todd Barton

"using the Portabellabz' BOB's EG Trigger Output to drive the Sequencer and the Sequencer stages to change the speed of the Pulser."

Soundlab 5-31-17

Published on May 31, 2017 Stexe

"Instruments: Moog-32(2X), electronic bagpipes"

The electronic bagpipes appear to be the original style from Ross Technologies.

"The Ross Technologies Original Style Electronic Bagpipes were the first Electronic Bagpipes to feature all-digital circuitry and the ability to play in different keys.

These pipes have a toggle style power switch and a rotary volume control, with built-in speaker.

A standard 3.5mm stereo jack is also fitted to enable the use of headphones for private listening.

These pipes are powered by one 9 Volt battery."

Below is a demo video from Missippi Mike.

Uploaded on Jul 23, 2011 Mississippi Mike

"The video is a review for the product I have bought, the Ross Electronic Bagpipe, by William Ross, of Ross Technologies. William Ross is a great guy and he designed and built the instrument himself. Ross, you got my endorsement. I'm extremely happy with the product, it's simply amazing. The shipping was faster than greased-up lightening, the price was more than affordable and seller communication was outstanding, friendly and professional. Again, I couldn't be happier to share my experience and recommend the product, which can be found right here:

If you're looking for electronic bagpipes, I wouldn't hesitate at all buying this model. And the song, well, you can hear and make your own conclusions, I think it sounds awesome and it actually surprised me and blew me away of how good it is, exceeding all my expectations. Ross Technologies have a fine product for an EXCELLENT PRICE!!! Before anybody asks me I don't get commission, I don't have anything to do with the company, neither any of my views represent that of the company, I'm just an extremely happy customer that felt the need to share the experience with other potential buyers. I hope I did the product some good justice, despite my crappy beginner playing, them good Ross folk take a lot of pride in making those wonderful instruments and they rightfully deserve a good review.

The tune is Scots Wha Ha'e e Wi' Wallace Bled (Scots) or Scots Who Have With Wallace Bled (English), commonly known as Scots Wha Hae.The song was played for Robert the Bruce's troops on their march to Bannockburn, where brave Scots whooped the hell out of invading English troops, securing Scottish Independence then. Robert Burns composed the lyrics and they are said to be Bruce's address to his men before the battle. A beautiful, patriotic and outstanding melody.

It's been about a year since I have made this video (this paragraph is being written in July 2012) and I thought it would be nice to let people that come here know that I'm still at it, this long journey of learning the Highland pipes. I still have my Ross electronic chanter, and use it regularly - usually when I don't have the chance to play the practice chanter, or to memorize notes. I receive tuition here and there, for free by the best piper in town, who happens to be a nice guy as well, and I have played my full set of bagpipes successfully - when he tuned them. I can't tune them for nothing by myself, hardest thing I ever heard! But someday I will learn the sweet spots, or die trying. I have read plenty on the art of tuning, and will just have to train my ears slowly to the sound of the drones, and it will come with time. I am on my fifth tune on the College of Piping tutor and my next movement to learn is the revered birl. Hopefully, I will get it done properly. I am as passionate of the bagpipes as I am of my banjo these days, and recently, I have been playing my chanter, and many times the goose (my drones or drone stocks corked, with the practice chanter on with a PC adapter), to get used to the breathing / squeezing. I have much fun with it and love learning. Someday, when I am good enough, I will upload a video of me playing the full pipes, but for now, getting good and learn how to tune them are my priorities! That's it for my little update. Oh, and since I got tuition after this video, I learned how to correctly do my throw on D, which was done incorrectly in the video there. That's why tuition is so important! Alright, y'all take care, thanks for stopping by.

Video proudly made in Scotland, July 23, 2011.

Tapadh leibh! Mar sin leat an-dràsta."

Roland Super JX with PG-800 Mini Programmer Built In

Published on May 31, 2017 New England Analog Archives

Note the original PG-800 programmer for the JX-10 mainly has sliders with a few knobs. This is a custom controller with all knobs as you can see. It's reminiscent of the PG-300 controller for the JX-3P.

PG-800 Mini (Internal Installation) in JX-10---Turning knobs

Published on May 31, 2017 New England Analog Archives

"It's available in a few different formats. I am offering bare PCBs & graphic overlays (with BOM), fully assembled & tested boards with graphic overlays, and a fully assembled unit in an external enclosure & DIN cable. The programmer fits into the chassis of the JX8P and JX-10P if you want to install it into the synth itself. (Drill template is included with kit) The parameter being controlled is shown on the screen of the synth when you move a knob. I have provisions on the PCB for MIDI in/out/thru, though there is currently no firmware support for those. If you're an adventurous DIY-er, you can play around with that. Firmware is based on the project and is being used with permission of the author. (firmware on Poesboes will not work on this unit. There are a bunch of modifications) Firmware is available from me for the cost of the Atmel and shipping, if anyone wants it.

I am taking orders for these now, and will be mailing out the first production run in about 4 weeks. I have 25 units available. The pricing scheme is as follows:

Bare PCB, schematic, programmed processor chip, graphic overlay, BOM, and drill template - $99. (Requires SMD soldering)

Assembled & tested board with drill template and graphic overlay $250
Fully assembled and tested external unit with 5' DIN cable - $350
If you're interested in getting one, please PM me [send message via YouTube]. Thanks!"

Casio KX-101 Boombox Synth Demo

Published on May 30, 2017 lalala

A flyer of the Casio KX-101 was posted here.

"Showing sounds of this rare casio synth on ebay. although it looks like a toy or novelty instrument it has some great sounds, especially in unison mode some hard chorus jumps in and sounds very nice. rhythm sounds are also great analog noises. cassette on this particular synth does not work properly, it runs on low speed and is perfect for experimental drones."

via this auction

STO Wavefolding Captured with Mordax Data

Published on May 31, 2017 Daniel LeGrand

"Variable output of the STO is being modulated and going through an Intellijel uFold II which feeds the 1st channel of a Malekko Fade.

STO Sub's S-gate being modulated, and the Sub goes to the 2nd input of the crossfader.

Make Noise Function is providing the amplitude envelope which is going through a Sputnik Quad VCF/VCA in LPG mode. Sequencing is provided by Rene with the Function's EOC driving the X-axis, and the EOR driving the Y-axis.

Batumi is providing modulation for the STO's variable output and S-Gate. Also modulates the crossfader, along with the Rise, Fall and Hang of the Function."

"Sewer Salvage" — Eurorack Modular Jam

Published on May 31, 2017 Mattias Häggström Gerdt

"Recorded live and one-handed in one take.
No editing, no mixing, light mastering.

Malekko Varigate 8+
Intellijel Noise Tools
ADDAC207 Intuitive Quantizer

Mutable Instruments Peaks
TipTop ONE

Synth Voices:
Intellijel Atlantis
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
Mutable Instruments Tides
Make Noise LxD
Alright Devices Chronoblob
Intellijel Digitank
Erica Synths Pico DSP

Mutable Instruments Sheep
Qu-Bit Chance
XAOC Devices Batumi

Ladik M-174 Mixer

moog rme 104z and friends

Published on May 31, 2017 NomNomChomsky

"Just a slow jam today. Running snares into the Moog RME and the RME into the 104z analog delay.
Kick into the Freqbox. Hihats into the midimurf for stereo panning"

Korg Volca FM and Mutable Instruments Shruthi controlled by Pure Data - Real Time Jam

Published on May 31, 2017 Ariel Raguet

"All the sounds comes from Shruthi and Volca FM in real time.
Sequencers and random parameters generators by Pure Data.
Delays and reverbs by Zoom MS-70CDR.
Recording and mastering by Goldwave.
Pure Data lives in a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 with a Lexicon Alpha sound interface."

Mozart on the Prophet 6 synthesizer - Sonata K. 545 in C major - Sequential Dave Smith Instruments

Published on May 31, 2017 Tom Loncaric

"A little Mozart on the synth. I'm using a 61 key MIDI controller to cover all the notes in the piece (49 keys is not enough). All sounds are from the Prophet 6 and Moog delay.

Equipment used:
Dave Smith Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer
Moog MF-104z delay
Studiologic VMK-161 MIDI controller
Yamaha MSR 100 amp
Recorded live to IPad Pro"

OBERHEIM OB-Xa + SCI PROPHET T-8 ~ Vintage Synthesizer Museum

Published on May 31, 2017 once upon a synth

"Demo of the Oberheim OB-Xa followed by the Sequential Circuits Prophet T-8 vintage polyphonic analog synthesizers. I recorded these demos at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum here in California. Some light reverb was applied in post via ValhallaDSP Room."

Moog Mother 32 & More by isaiah grande

Published on May 26, 2017 isaiah grande

Note this is a playlist of isaiah grande's videos on YouTube at the time of this post. The first nine feature the Moog Mother 32, followed by various eurorack videos, the Arturia Minibrute, and Modal Electronics Craft synth. You can use the player controls to skip through videos. The video titles below should give you an idea of what's in each


1. Moog Mother 32 live ambient looping - ambient scape bravo
"Mother 32 run through a few effects pedals. Using digitech delay looper for loops."
2. Moog Mother 32 "Einstein on peace" Volca Sample, Volca Keys- live session
3. Mutable Instruments Rings & Moog Mother 32
4. Telharmonic & Mother 32 Drones (make noise and moog)
5. "Estates running" Moog Mother 32
6. Moog Mother-32, Modular Ambient - scape alpha
7. Moog Mother-32, Modular spaces - 1 click
8. Moog "monsters in the electrical circuit"
9. Mother - 32 & Modular "Raining"
10. Through the tunnel : Ulphareus the Old
11. Pittsburgh Modular Synth Box and Bastl TeaKick (LFO & LPG madness)
12. Bastl TeaKick Demo
13. Minibrute jam - minibrute only
14. Modal Craft Presets Bank 1 and Craft App
15. Modal Craft first session (Moog Murf, Ring Mod, Volca Sample)
16. Moog Mother-32, Moog Murf, Moog Ring Mod / Zauh - "Through the Tunnels"
17. Arturia Minibrute "beatbox" tweaking the filter
18. Brute 2

Moog Sub Phatty & Line6 Verbzilla

Published on May 31, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through a Verbzilla reverb. The Verbzilla has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer (1978) Ten Sounds

Published on May 31, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Roland Jupiter-4 Analog Synthesizer (1978) RetroSound Sounds"

XILS Lab - PolyM (Polymoog VST!!!)

Published on May 31, 2017 Adam Borseti

"So! I've been working on a set of presets for the upcoming 'PolyM' soft-synth from XILS Lab! The patches you hear in this demo will be included with the plug-in upon release! The PolyM is stunningly authentic to a real Polymoog in my opinion, and I can't say enough good things about it! You people will love it!

It's about damn time that someone did a proper emulation of the Polymoog!"

0-Coast and Korg SQ-1

Published on May 31, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"This short series of videos will explore using the 0-Coast with the versatile SQ-1 sequencer from Korg. The SQ-1 MIDI output connects directly to the 0-Coast’s MIDI input using a simple TRS cable, with no adapters or DIN cable needed."

0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part 1: Introduction
0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part.2: Sequential Modulation Source
0-Coast and Korg SQ-1, Part 3: Dual Sequencing with MS-20 Mini

Vintage Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer w/ Extra Voice Cards

via this auction

Waldorf Micro Q Keyboard w/ Custom Thin Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"Waldorf Micro Q. Functionally 100% and cosmetically excellent save for a few minor blemishes and scuffs I couldn't even get to show up in pictures. Includes an additional custom set of slim profile walnut sides."

Vintage ARP Model 1621 Sequencer

via this auction

"Ultra rare Vintage ARP Model 1621 Analogue Synthesiser sequencer in like new condition!

Truly an amazing find in the kind of condition. Looks like it came off the factory line yesterday. Hard to beleive it is nearly 40 years old!

This is one of the last revisions in stunning orange and black livery, the hardest one to find.

Fully working and serviced for sale.

Come with the original Patch sheets and a copy of the owners manual included!"

ARP Avatar with Lumina LED & New England Analog Patch Bay expander

via this auction

"Fully restored ARP Avatar with Lumina LED slider kit and and New England Analog Patch bay expander kit."

Dusty Feel | OP-1 + Modular Synth + Guitar

Published on May 31, 2017 Dusty Patches

"Patch Notes:

This track started on the OP-1. Percussion and some synth work was laid down on the tape. The CWO effect is also stabbed in a few times. The OP-1 is in sync mode and is sending a clock to the modular.

There are two voices coming from the modular. Loquelic Iteritas, heavily modulated by Pam's, is providing the bass synth. The other voice is Ataraxic Translation, in all it's arcadey goodness. Pressure Points is hooked up to the Ornament & Crime analog shift register. The first row of knobs sets the modulus (distance between adjacent notes), the second row sets the range or scale of the pattern, and the third row sets the frequency of 'pings'. I'm switching these different sets of parameters with the touchplates of PP and opening the VCA with the Gate button on Choices. The final element of the modular I'm interacting with is the joystick on Choices. The Three Sisters linked filters module is fed the signal from the three voices (OP-1, Loquelic, and Ataraxic) in its Low, Centre, and High inputs. The X axis controls the frequency sweep and the Y axis controls Quality, or Resonance.

The guitar is an 8-string Kiesel Vader V8 running through a custom patch on the Axe FX II. The vocals were processed with Manipulator VST. Everything was recorded and mixed in Reaper.

Thanks for listening."

Elektron Digitakt & TE PO-32 : Sampling & sequencing

Published on May 31, 2017 Masaki Takada

"The sampling function of Elektron Digitakt is simple but very powerful.
While running the sequence, you can dynamically assign trimmed samples to each track.
You can also resample the sounds ringing inside the machine.
By using the monitor function of the recorder section, it is also possible to mix external sound sources simply with the sound inside Digitakt."

Elektron Digitakt - hands-on

Published on May 31, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Simon Arblaster and Si Truss take the Elektron Digitakt for an early spin and check out some of the features of the latest sampling drum machine to come out of Gothenburg.

Elektron were kind enough to send us a unit prior to the shipping launch date, but as such, we were unable to take a look at Digitakt with the latest version of Overbridge, or the file management app, Elektron Transfer."

D.I.Y. synth & FX collection

Published on May 31, 2017 Pieter Smuts Music

"Started with DIY kits 3 weeks ago, here's what's happening so far."

Moffenzeef M.S.G. & Synthrotek Atari Punk Console.

"Tempo" : recording session of Gattobus new album "TRAILS"

Published on May 31, 2017 gattobus

"This is the studio recording session of the 1st song of my new album. Recordings started almost 2 years ago, and now it's finally out!
'TRAILS' is available on iTunes store, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Bandcamp and all the major platforms!"

PO32 tonic hack

Published on May 31, 2017 Ally Mobbs

"A janky demo of a neater version of my previous pocket operator mod for the PO12 ( [here] ) on the new tonic PO32.

Using switches for FX and WRITE
Also has beat repeat that modulates the A and B parameters.
Tonic is synced to op1, this was the first time I tried that and its really fun."

Floating Synth Ambient Music (Minimoog, ARP 2600, Roland JD-Xi, Continuum, Microbrute, Strymon)

Published on May 31, 2017 Ralph Baumgartl

"This is an excerpt from our Live Ambient Gig combining analog Synthesizers with acoustic percussion. We start off with some ocean sounds that were recorded around the island of Sicily and then let our Synths float on top of that. Please join us on our soundscape journey.

Bernd-Michael Land Synth Rig: Minimoog, Haken Continuum, Roland SP-404 SX (for the ocean sounds), Strymon BigSky, Boss RE-201

Ralph Baumgartl Synth Rig: ARP 2600, Roland Vocoder VP-330, Roland JX-3P, Arturia MicroBrute, Roland JD-Xi, Korg Volca Beats, Strymon BigSky, Strymon Timeline, Zoom MS-70CDR. Mixer: Soundcraft Signature 22 MTK, the audio was recorded with a Zoom H4N"

LIVE EURORACK SYSTEM DIARY #2: Basimilus Iteritas Alter/Mutable Branches

Published on May 31, 2017 mylarmelodies

For those at work, there are few f-bombs in this one. You can find the first video here.

"Being an update on the development of a case/methodology for live, improvised techno/electro jam business."

Improvised live psychedelic madness

Published on May 31, 2017 musicalfungus

Digitakt – Electronic Polyrhythms & Vocals

Published on May 31, 2017 BoBeats

"This was the first song I made on the Elektron Digitakt. It showcase how versatile this machine is as well as how nice it is to sample stuff into it. It is based around polyrhythmic elements as well as sampled vocals."

How to get started with Eurorack modular synthesis

Published on May 31, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Tempted by the idea of modular synthesis but not sure where to start? FM's regular modular contributor DivKid gives us a crash course on what you'll need to get going, from case considerations to power, patching, modules and beyond."

Seq - MIDI Step Sequencer

Published on May 31, 2017 Polyend

With Expressive E Touché, DSI Tempest and Elektron Analog Heat.

Eleven Years & Free

Published on May 30, 2017 snipz

"I left my job by 'mutual agreement' with management. Best decision ever."

Make Noise 0-Coast Krell Patch __--,,,;;'From Scratch';;,,,--__

Published on May 30, 2017 JAkoGreyshire

"My favorite Krell Patch. I first build the basic Krell patch. Then I expand upon the patching... I let the 0-coast do it's random thing for a while until I remembered that I forgot one last patch point....

It is a Krell patch.....Some might find it a bit dull.......others may enjoy the subtleties of listening for patterns in a random voltage generated and modified synth talking on its own...........Specially after the 0-coast has been heavily patched. ......... er whatever....."

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