MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, June 09, 2017


Published on Jun 9, 2017 darkpoem9

"A few examples of what you can do with the 'NOIZ GENERATOR' (Atheus design)."

Dazmo Modular improv in C min.

Published on Jun 9, 2017 therudyrude

"ModularSynths Improv at Dazmo ."

Moog Source Synthesizer SN 2884

via this auction

"All audio output is working as expected and sounds good.
Front panel membrane switches are all clean and working.
Editing of patches is working fine. I did note that saving patches does not seem to be working, so a battery replacement will be needed.
Sequencer and arpeggiator are working as expected.
Keys all work and no triggering issues.
As you can see from the pictures cosmetically this keyboard needs cleanup and restoration.
I would suggest the winning bidder take this keyboard to a tech for a cleanup and battery replacement."

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 337900

via this auction

MST '07 Buffered Multiple "How does it work?" Synthrotek Eurorack

Published on Jun 9, 2017 synthrotek

"The MST ’07 Buffered Multiple is the original buffered mult design invented by George Mattson in 2007. It’s a precision mult that is perfect for 1V/O CV sources. A signal plugged into Input 1 will be available from all 14 outputs. Break the chain by adding a second signal into input 2; signal 1 comes out 4 outputs and signal 2 is available at the remaining 10. Plug in as many as 4 inputs, each split 3 or 4 times. What you put in you GET OUT!

4 Channels
Channels 1 and 2 are 1 to 4
Channels 3 and 4 are 1 to 3
Cascaded inputs: CH 1 - CH 2 - CH 3 - CH 4

Current draw: V+ max 42mA, V- max 42mA
Depth: 33mm
Width: 4HP"

Studio Electronics SE-1X Analog Synthesizer SN 4052

via this auction

"For a 3U rackmount module, it's absolutely astounding what Studio Electronics managed to pack into their SE-1X analog synth. It looks like a pretty straightforward 3-oscillator monosynth - and it's certainly easy to use - but under the hood, there's a sophisticated digital system that lets you access layers of control, modulation routing, and deeper parameters. MIDI control not only includes essentials such as pitch, modulation, and aftertouch support - you can manipulate every parameter onboard the SE-1X via fixed continuous controllers. What's more, you can also save up to 396 of your own patches, or call up one of the 396 presets for instant inspiration."

Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 278843

via this auction

Korg Polysix

via this auction

"Korg Polysix, really excellent condition for a 30+ year old synth. Fully serviced/cleaned/coin-battery replacement less than 12 months ago by Cyberwave EMS"

WMD Overseer Stereo Filter - Product Demo (no talking)

Published on Jun 9, 2017 WMDevices

"A quick overview of the Overseer stereo filter on the Master bus of the WMD Performance Mixer.

Overseer is available now!"

See Introducing The WMD Overseer

MIDIBox Sequencer V4 - Part 10 - Step Triggering

Published on Jun 9, 2017 Andrew Scheidler

"Using the 'Step Triggering' track feature, similar to the SH-101 and JX-3p sequencers."

All parts here.

Synthchaser #069 - Matrix's Oberheim OB-Xa Repair

Synthchaser #069 - Matrix's Oberheim OB-Xa Repair - Dead Voice Card

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Synth Chaser

Yes, that is my OB-Xa. :)

"Today I'm repairing an OB-Xa for Matrix of One voice card is dead, and others are failing autotune and sounding really inconsistent from voice to voice. In this video we take a look at the state of the synth, and troubleshoot and repair the dead voice card.

Parts used in this video series are available at my website. I also repair and restore Oberheims and other vintage synths for customers around the world."

Synthchaser #070 - Matrix's Oberheim OB-Xa Repair - Power Supply & Voice Card Rebuilds

Published on Jun 12, 2017 Synth Chaser

"In this video, I continue the repair of an OB-Xa for Matrix of We rebuild the power supply and voice cards, and get the synth in tune and sounding consistent from voice card to voice card. I also show you a common defect with the voice cards that prevents proper calibration.

Parts used in this video series are available at my website. I also repair and restore Oberheims and other vintage synths for customers around the world."

You can find Synth Chaser's OB-Xa calibration videos here.

Late night eurorack modular synth jam with friends (make noise, mutable instruments, intellijel)

Published on Jun 9, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on

Yeah, yeah... ever since I got my modular I wanted to create a classic long BURG style track. So I went back to the drawing board, hit some old melodies in C-minor and out came this tune.

A lot of stuff going on in this one, it all starts off with the make noise morphagene doing a really weird and lovely chopped up sample loop of a melody I found...+ the 0-coast on bass, and an arp on the system-1.

The modular has three sounds, the intro sample + sync bass/melody sequence + snare drum fills. The sync sequence is patched to really not play the same tune and/or note ... borderline regenerative, what I do is that I just open up the filter a bit to help pull in/out the main melody when needed.

The elektron fills in with some percussion and bass + the volca bass handles the low-end notes. The other volcas are there as always and do the stuff they do best :)

Ms-20 is treated with some really long tape echoes from the el capistan + a dual splash reverb in the space which really mashed the sound to a super wide palette.. its crazy nice, just love it.

Reface CP, wurly + csidman and strymon bluesky .. + a reverse piano loop on the ditto X2.

NLA1 does some fifth note strings that I control with a swell pedal on the floor, to pull it in/out with the filter ...

Standard TB3 square bass and monologue 16 note modulated sequence to top things off at the end.

Yeah... great fun, too fun actually, I had to do like 5 takes before I was able to nail a version that I was happy with. Apologies for the blinky blink lights but when turning the laser off between takes it defaulted to the annoying mode which I did not realize was on until I was done with the final take.. so tried to smooth it a bit with some faded film style when editing the film to kill off the worst blinky stuff.

Hope you can enjoy it still !! BoOoOoM !"


Published on Jun 9, 2017 once upon a synth

The little dancin being on the display makes it. I have no idea if it's a girl or a man with a man bun. BTW, you can get man buns on Amazon if you want one.

"I sample random objects I found around the house into the Korg ES-1 sampler and attempt to make some lo-fi techno. Objets include a coke can, a book, a banana, a kleenex box, a camera, a lighter, etc. This is a fun way to create your own lo-fi drum kits and end up with unique and interesting sounds that you can layer in with real drum hits to add a bit of flavor.

Kit 1: 0:22
Kit 2: 6:46"

Final Fantasy IV - Boss Battle Theme (8 Bit Cover)

Published on Jun 9, 2017 BARxMusic

"Its been a while, but I'm back again with another 8 Bit cover, this time its the boss theme from Final Fantasy IV! (also known as the Culex theme from Super Mario RPG)

Branched out a bit more with the instrumentation this time, and I'm using both my Korg MS-20 and Korg Minilogue, as well as a Gameboy hooked up through a Teensyboy for the percussion!

Hope you enjoy!"

Jean-Michel Jarre Live Synths and a MATRIXSYNTH Baseball Cap

This one in via Synth Addict:

"A great Jarre show a couple of weeks ago in Berkeley, with lots of analog goodness and lasers.

ARP 2500 and many more synths were spotted.

In the souvenir area, the most coveted item wasn't for sale. :-)"

Nice MATRIXSYNTH hat! That would be Synth Addict's, not JMJ of course. He's never asked me for one. :) Cool to know it was at the show! Thank you Synth Addict!

Quick Note: the baseball cap was actually made by Synth Addict. The ones for $10 supporters of the site are a different design as you can see here. Just want to be sure anyone that does sign up for the cap, knows which one they are getting.

Suzuki Q-Chord QC-1 Digital Guitar Synthesizer SN U00115082

via this auction

Curious if the discoloration is part of the design, wear, or a reflection.

Blue Roland SH-101 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

Roland MSQ-700 Digital Keyboard Recorder

via this auction

KORG MS-03 Signal Processor SN 180353

via this auction

"Allows any instrument to 'play' a synthesizer. This signal processor converts any audio signal input into a synthesizer control signal. Put together a guitar or vocal synthesizer instantly by connecting the MC-03 between your guitar or mike and any synthesizer with CV and trigger inputs. No alterations are needed; just by plugging into the MS-03 and adjusting the controls, your instrument can actually 'play' the synthesizer. When performing live, connect a foot switch for portamento, pitch hold, and other useful effects."

Eurorack Synthesizer Jam Mutable Rings + Roland TR-606 [Fracture]

Published on Jun 9, 2017 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2017

In this video I jam on the Eurorack, a bit of chill electro house.
Arpeggios: Mutable Instruments Rings to JP-6 Filter BP Mode + Timefactor delay
Drums: Roland TR-606 + small amount of Big Sky Room reverb
Bass: Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer Box
Sequencer: Arturia Beatstep Pro
Mixer: Mackie 802-VLZ3
Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05"

Ableton Live vs. Analoggear - Jamsession w/ Dreadbox Moog Arturia (Riamiwo StudioVlog 41)

Published on Jun 9, 2017 riamiwovideos

"New Jamsession:) Sequenced all the analog-gear with Ableton live. I used the Erebus and the RetroVerb for the effect-sends.
Audio-Interfaces: Steinberg Ur44 & Steinberg Ur22 & Internal Interface of the Roland Boutique Tr09

Synths & Toys:
Dreadbox Nyx, Erebus, Hades & Kappa2
Moog Sub37
Arturia Microbrute
Doepfer Minicase
Roland Boutique TR-09
Korg VolcaFM
Vermona Retroverb Lancet"

Improvisation 7

Published on Jun 9, 2017 Electronic music by GIANNIS ARK

"Giannis ARK - ARK Home Studio Cy
Instruments: Clavia nord lead A1, Novation Ultranova, Roland Gaia SH-01, Studiologic Sledge 2
Electronic music by Giannis ARK"

Reminiscent of Pink Floyd.

Synth Spotting with Tame Impala 'Lonerism' Episode 2

Published on Oct 4, 2012 Modular People

"Sophomore Album 'Lonerism', out now everywhere, on Modular."

Comes in at :57 with a Sequential Circuits Pro-One, and Roland Juno-106. Don't miss the light show with the mixer.

Note his comment regarding becoming attached to the synths. Tame Impala's Kevin Parker is a synth covert. :)

Eurorack Modular Videos by Justin Melland

Published on Jun 2, 2017 Justin Melland


1. Enter The Ninja - Morphagene + Bruce Lee = ProudNinja

"Who is K@T Ninja 9. Enter The Ninja.

Verbos System being manhandled by Malekko Varigate 8 and Voltage Block. Rossum filter being pinged for percussive effect. Noise Engineering for percussion and for Bass. Bruce Lee for Morphagene."

2. Verbos Amp and Tone, Kick and Bass (!!!)

"The verbos VCA sounds so fantastic, I had to make sure I had two, so I could make sure that I had one to make a kick drum, and one to make his complex oscillator sound like a million bucks! #verbos #modularsynth #analogsynth"


"Using the Make Noise System, but replacing the DPO with the ATSS 259, to make a random patch, that somehow swallowed my awesome coffee."

While You Were Sleeping (The Death Of Reason)

Published on Sep 27, 2016 Justin Melland

"The Death Of Reason.

The first sound you hear is actually from my Minimoog Voyager XL (a MARVELOUS SYNTH). It's all patched up and vibing off of the LFO's, one of which is sync'd to MIDI clock.

The track builds in it's usual way, with me laying out a bed so I can do something cool over it.

In honor of The Death Of Reason which is occurring constantly in human society, I fucked it up on the Macbeth. Enjoy."


Published on Apr 9, 2017 Justin Melland

Macbeth Elements.

New Analogue Solutions Fusebox

More pics added to the original post here.

Justin Melland Synthesis Technology E352 BETA Videos

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Justin Melland


1. Justin Melland Synthesis Technology E352 BETA

"Bass - Synthesis Technology E352 BETA

in concert with the following :

Percussion - Rossum Evolution - Pinged with Verbos Envelopes, and modulated with Random Source.
Kick/Snare - Noise Engineering
Sequencing - Malekko"

2. Justin Melland - Synthesis Technology E352 BETA The Sequel

"E352 BETA is accepting a CV Sequence into the Z input which is scanning the wavetable in a repeating pattern. This sounds like more than one instrument because the wave tables are so varied. I am then playing the E352 with the Keyboard as a bassline. E352 is going through Black Hole DSP Reverb.

Then the kick that comes in later is Verbos Amp and Tone's vactrol being pinged by the Verbos envelopes. The percussion is the pinging of the Rossum Evolution.

The Buchla 259R is the higher pitched tone that comes in later in the piece. It's heavily modulated, and the timbre is being sequenced by the Verbos Voltage Multistage as well."

3. Justin Melland Synthesis Technology E352 Beta 3

"A simple patch illustrating the brilliance of the E352. To go from a drone to a rhythm all I am doing is using an AD envelope to open the filter stage of a VCA/Filter combo. I close the cutoff when I want the envelop to function, and simply open the filter all the way when I need a drone."

JunkieXL : Hardware Samplers - Studio Time: S2E10

Published on Jun 9, 2017 junkiexlofficial

"Let's get physical... have a look at some of my go-to hardware, why and how I use them, and much more."

Vermona twinCussion 3 - Self Moving Knobs?!

Published on Jun 9, 2017 vermonagear

Just watch.

"With this video we demonstrate two twinCussion modules forming a compact modular drum machine.

Along with these we have used a few vca’s to treat the signals going between the two twinCussion modules.
One CV-sequence coming from a traditional step sequencer is used to apply index control over one of the
fm-modulation pathes.

We finally got 5 sounds out the two twinCussion modules in this patch as you can count. The synth voice like sound is a product of the left side twinCussion. To achive this we have processed EG1 thru a vca where the envelope controls its own amplitude and gets massively compressed so we finally have a very short and a very long envelope availible while both vesions obey to the envelope settings."

All parts here.

Novation Circuit - ´Tonwerfer Session 2´

Published on Jun 9, 2017 Theodor Tonwerfer

"Novation Circuit Groovebox Session 06/2017.
Circuit House Music.

Enjoy my 12 Minutes Session!!

Groovebox Facts:

2 Synth Channels / 64 patches
4 Drum Channels

Stepsequencer, Pattern- and Session Mode and more

100% Circuit, no external effects..


Harmony Eight - Pitch shifting delay for iPad and iPhone

Published on Jun 9, 2017 virsyn

iTunes: Harmony Eight - VirSyn

"Up to eight pitch shifted voices are created from vocal input or monophonic instruments.

Position each voice in space ( left and right / front and back )

Modify the voice character from male to female and vice versa.

Pitch shift each voice in the range of +/- one octave with preserving of formants for natural sound.

Applying separate feedback delays on each voice creates complex rhythmical patterns.


• 8 Voice Pitch Shifter with formant correction
• 8 Independent delay lines with optional sync
• Spatial voice positioning
• Parametric Equalizer
• Integrated Compressor/Limiter/Noise Gate
• Ensemble effect
• Reverb effect
• AudioUnit for AUv3 compatible hosts.
• Inter-app audio compatible effect.
• Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving.
• Low latency live usage with mic and headphones.
• Audio recorder"

Moog Werkstatt & Behringer VD400 Vintage Delay

Published on Jun 9, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Werkstatt synthesiser through the VD400 delay. The VD400 been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

acid house live jam "How can you be so" TT 303, MB 33, Tetra, Volca, Electribe

Published on Jun 9, 2017 Shimanski Beats

"Acid house live hardware performance with the title "How can you be so (selfish)?". Everything recorded in one go, no multi-tracking.

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this video, please like, leave a comment and/or subscribe.

Gear used:
Korg Electribe Sampler: drums, vocal samples and hardware sequencing
Cyclone Bassbot TT-303: acid line
MAM MB 33: distorted acid line
DSI Tetra: fat unison bass
Korg Volca FM: FM-piano-ish sequence
Waldorf Streichfett: string pad

TC Electronic Alter Ego x4 Vintage delay (on TT 303)
TC Electronic Dark Matter distortion (on MB 33)
Lexicon MX 200 (chorus on MB 33 and DSI Tetra)
TC Electronic M-One XL delay on MB 33 and Volca FM
TC Electronic M-One XL reverb on TT-303, MB33, Volca FM and Electribe Sampler (subtly)
TC Electronic M350 phaser&reverb on Volca FM"

Avalon Analog Bassline DEMO #2 - Steven Streight / STR8 SOUNDS

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Steven Streight

"Demo #2 of Abstrakt Instruments AVALON Analog Bassline Synthesizer / Digital Sequencer MIDI synced to Arturia DrumBrute clock."

Demo 1 here.

Rephazer Ft. Hope - Who am I to say (Live Jam with Octatrack, A4 , System-1, OP-1 ,Blofeld, vPed)

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Rephazer

"Hi folks, a quick little experimental ambient/trip-hop jam I did with some evolving sounds that I've created on the Analog Four yesterday.. Later on I introduce some vocals by Hope from her song 'Who am I to say' make sure to check her out!

All rights regarding the vocals belong to their respective owners.

Analog Four: evolving pads and synth-bass
Octatrack: sequencing, (glitchy) beats, vocals
Sysytem-1: atmospheric background pad
Blofeld: (bass) arps
OP-1: metronome like beat
vPed: strings, piano, percussions"

Digitakt – a couple of song ideas (House, electronica, beats)

Published on Jun 8, 2017 BoBeats

"In this video I play you 6 demo songs I made the first week with the Digitakt. Leave your comment as to which ideas you think I should continue working on?"

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