MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Published on Jun 25, 2017 MrSharps02

"i bought a whole grip of funky cables so that now my A4 can directly interface with my modular setup with CV and i made this song to test em out. works pretty good.

its pretty hot here right now so any mistakes i blame on sweaty knobs.

drums from octatrack, bass from modular, everything else from analog four. thank you for listening."

Rare Studio Electronics ATC-1 Filter Cartridge Selector

via this auction

"Studio Electronics ATC-1 Filter Cartridge Selector. One unit rack space. Extremely hard to find! Allows multiple filter cartridges (sold separately) to be used with the ATC-1 unit (also sold separately). A cool feature - the filter selection is saved with the ATC-1 patch."

Siel DK70 Mid 80's Analog 8 Voice Poly Synth w/ SSM 2045 Filter SN 2117

via this auction

Red Arturia MiniBrute w/ Custom Wood Sides

via this auction

"This is a lightly used Red Arturia Minibrute with customized red oak cheeks. The wooden sides just make it look a little more classy and less like candy."


Published on Jun 23, 2017 isopropylwombat

via this auction

Color coated switches.

Synthchaser #072 - Fried LinnDrum Repair

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Synth Chaser

"Two customers bought LinnDrums on eBay and sent them in for service/repair. One customer got a good buy, the other got a nightmare! It was a hacked mess of wires and modifications and the circuit board was blackened all the way through from heat. When most people would consider something like that a "parts machine", our bold Synth Chaser forges ahead. Will he bring it back to life, or has the Synth Chaser finally met his match?

I repair and restore vintage synths (and drum machines!) for customers around the world."


via eBay and this auction


via eBay and this auction

Oberheim OB-8 SN C40512

via this auction

"Beautiful huge sounding Oberheim OB-8 analog synthesizer with MIDI and second page facility. Virtually new looking, (see pictures). The small price is due to the fact that the keyboard has a few keys that do not trigger and I have no idea how to deal with that, when I play and recorded with it using MIDI and all keys show up fine."

Fender Chroma Polaris Model 2123 Analog Synthesizer SN 301226

via this auction

"The Chroma Polaris was the second synthesizer made by Fender/Rhodes after they took over ARP, following their classic Rhodes Chroma.

It has a very ARP-like sound. Sounds can be layered up to 6 voices. It also has a simple real-time sequencer and 132 memory patches.

Polyphony - 6 voices
Oscillators - 2 VCO's: sawtooth / pw
LFO - Sine or square
Filter - 4-pole lowpass VCF: cutoff, resonance, env, keyboard, sweep + Attack, Decay, Sustain, Sustain Decay, Release
Keyboard - 61 keys w/ velocity
Memory - 132 patches
Control - MIDI (3 to 6 simultaneous patches)
Date Produced - 1984

In 2016, replaced membrane panels and had the unit professionally serviced"

Rheem Kee Bass 60's Analog Bass Synth

via this auction

"Has a really impressive low end, tweak-able with the "Bass Booster" fader - seems to function to really dial in however much subharmonic content you want.

All switches work.
Tone: Self Explanatory - Mellow vs Bright
Fuzz: This is a super cool on board distortion circuit that gives you an awesome germanium/square-wave break up
Mode: Sustain makes it like a normal organ, meaning it plays as long as the key is depressed. Percussion mode gives the notes decay, the length of which is controlled by the following switch.
Decay: Controls the length of decay. This is a subtle but very useful feature in my opinion. And with the fuzz circuit engaged, the decay has a very unique synths character to it."


Published on Jun 25, 2017 ELTA music

"The Polivoks Filter-2, from Elta Music, utilizes the classic Soviet filter chip for a unique filter tone. This model includes original modula- tor (LFO) block from Polivoks Synth. There is a new controller called Wob Fader. It controls Filter Cutoff Freq using CV. Wob Fader has it’s max values on the sides, and minimum CV is at the centre. This Fader let’s you easily perform one popular modern electronic music trick: «Wobbla». It mimics scratch effect. Thanks to four available Filter modes (LP/BP/HP/Notch) device can dramat- ically change your source signal."

ARPIE V5 DIY MIDI Arpeggiator vs TT303

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Jason Hotchkiss

"A quick noodle with some of the new features in firmware version 5 for my ARPIE MIDI arpeggiator.

Now you can enter a chord manually on the front panel by toggling notes on and off, there is improved access to the per step Accent/Glide features and new per-step Legato, Octave jump up/down, Fourth down and polyphonic note play-thru.

IMHO best of all is a transpose sequencer, which allows you to enter a series of transpositions which plays back at bar length. Works great with existing force to scale mode.. perfect for serendipitous discovery of new chord progressions!

Now it's even more fun to use ARPIE standalone, without a MIDI keyboard. Randomizing the accent/tie sounds great on a 303 sound. The sound here is from Cyclone TT303 and an MFB Tanzbar, which also clocks the ARPIE"

25 June 2017

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Chris-Cook

ARP OMNI 2, KORG Micro-Preset, Clavia Nord Electro 5, and Boss DR-55 pumping out some Joy Division style sounds.

June Nights

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Цыхра Цыхра

"Played live with one hand ))) Second hand was holding the camera. Computer was used for recording only. Sequenced by Arturia Beatstep Pro."

Quasimidi 309, Moog Sub 37, Clavia Nord Lead A1, Roland Juno-60.

Sonicsmith - Tracking improvement with bass

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Sonicsmith
Re-Published on Jun 27, 2017

"A demonstration video of our new modified input filter which now auto-adjusting to the fundamental frequency and improves the pitch tracking in a dramatic way. Here we demonstrate it with probably the hardest instrument to track, a 5 strings bass.

Special thanks to Skład Muzyczny Krakow who provided us this fine instrument!"

Modulation and Sound Layering Experiments with Synthor System 8

Published on Jun 25, 2017 PERCUSSA

"A combination of layering samples using wavetable oscillators, and modulation using variable frequency noise as well as frequency and index modulation.

In Synthor System 8 patching is done by placing AudioCubes next to each other, smart cubes which represent synthesis modules and sense location and distance. The distance is linked to modulation depth of the signals.

The encoders and buttons on Percussa REMOTE are used to change the parameters of the synth modules.

Learn more at"

Seq - pattern chaining and different play modes

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Polyend

"Seq (MIDI Step Sequencer) is available at our website.

Polyend Website:"

Macbeth Micromac D

via this auction

Note, this is the first new active listing on the classifieds site! Anyone can list there for free.

"selling an new Macbeth Micromac D in excellent condition ECEPT for: LFO-1 Problems: 1. in Square-Wave position Intensity is not correctly working, as some modulation is always applied 2. in S&H position a static voltage shift is applied - S&H only works when inserting an external trigger and noise source those things can for sure be fixed - but i don't have the expertise for that and need soon some money shipping only within EU (germany + 5€ , EU + 15€)"

Under the Name

Published on Jun 25, 2017 verstaerker
Update: new upload with better audio.

"jamming on a sunday afternoon using the Beatstep Pro that drives the Tr-8, M3x and Monomachine, Digitakt used for the mainsample and some hihats and sequencing the Easel and the Elements - the Analog Four used for the padsound, the Sherman saturates the Tr-8 sound a bit, Analog Rytm and LXR adding a few tiny percussive sounds"

MPC Live - Weinglas Style

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Wein Glas

"Not the usual sounds from the Akai MPC Live. But you see it in the garden with a glass of finest Italian red wine.
You hear the new "clip mode" played live with no sequencing.
And you see how to install an internal SSD drive.

Btw: Thanks to Nordvargr!
Because some of the samples used are from his old APP 'Nordvargr Music Easel'!"

Analog rytm

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Arnaud Music.

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #40 (Moog Mother-32, DFAM, Make Noise Eurorack, Ableton)

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Rheyne

"Recorded with Moog and Make Noise sound sources, with a single MIDI loop in Ableton triggering a Make Noise 0-Coast for the "pad" sound in the background, processed by Ableton's reverb. All other sounds are triggered by the Moog Mother-32 sequencers. FM on both VCO A and B on the Make Noise DPO is being processed in stereo, via the stereo return on the Make Noise Rosie. The Moog DFAM's clock is advanced with a separate gate from its trigger. All audio except the 0-Coast is passing through a Strymon BigSky. The 0-Coast is passing through Ableton via an Expert Sleepers ES-8, which also outputs a clock signal for sync'ing Ableton to the Make Noise Tempi, and also outputs additional LFOs."


via this auction

Monome 64 & Arc 2

via this auction

Rhythm Ace FR-2L Analog Drum Beat Synthesizer, Model FR-2L

via this auction


via eBay and Reverb.

The listing states: "This blue beauty is Oberheim's virtual-analog version of the classic sounds and tone of the original Oberheim synthesizers, with some additional modern features."

The OB-12 actually does NOT sound like a classic Oberheim. That said, it is a good sounding VA with it's own character. It excels at strings and pads as well as some harsh and abrasive sounds. Be careful with the resonance turned up high. It can be ear piercing in a way not found on other synths, except maybe the Akai AX-60. The OB-12 was a Viscount synth.

Bedazzled Circuit Bent Casio SK-1

via this auction

Modular synthesizer jamming

Published on Jun 25, 2017 三ツ橋良太


Andy Pidcock live eurorack, modular synth jam featuring Mutable instruments elements.

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Andy Pidcock

"One take live eurorack synth jam by Andy Pidcock. With text explainers. Direct audio recorded straight on to Zoom R24. Thanks for watching"

Plumbutter + OP1 sled slope

Published on Jun 25, 2017 npichon1

fish swim
lights glow
on and on

Rephazer - Elektroned (Live jam with Elektron OT, A4, MnM and Rytm)

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Rephazer

"Just jamming around with various Elektron devices. After trying out a lot of gear this year it seems I keep coming back to the Elektrons.

Those machines just give so much options per square meter and since I do not have much space for gear it's just the best you can get in my opinion so I dedicated this jam 'Elektroned' to Elektron and the Elektrons.

Octatrack: Main clock, (midi) sequencer for the vPed and drums
Rytm: Beat
Analog Four: Bass and Chords
Monomachine: Lead and (cc) sequencer for vPed
OP-1: Atmospheric Synth Pad + Beat
Sysytem-1: Resonance Choir
vPed: Strings, Piano and Effects
MacBook: Recording
Thanks for watching/listening and make sure to check out:"

Modulation envelope tutorial | Nord Lead A1 demo & review [04]

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's illustrate how the modulation envelope section works on the Nord Lead A1. In this tutorial we demo how modenv can be used to adjust the settings of the filter and oscillator. Nord Lead A1 demo & review."

plumbutter wave wading

Published on Jun 25, 2017 npichon1

"plumbutter doing some thing"

MFB Tanzbar, Korg Monologue & Strymon Timeline

Published on Jun 25, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

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

Erica Synths - Black VC EG *Generative LFOs*

Published on Jun 25, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's a quick patch that is an extension of part of the full overview video for the Black VC EG from Erica Synths (full overview coming soon). This is a generative patch built around the VC EG as an LFO controlling pitch changes, modulation, timing, gates, filters and a whole range of stuff. To check out what's going on in the full patch including sound sources, modulation, patches, ideas, FX etc go support my on as those supports are getting lots of exclusive content ... which you're missing out on! ;)"

How to Fix Dead Keys on a Synth with Tape and a Cereal Box

Syntaur has instructions on how to fix dead keys for the following synths - those that use what Syntaur calls a K32U key.

Akai AX-60
Akai X7000
Kawai SX-210
Kawai SX-240
Korg DW-6000
Korg EPS-1 (slightly different key, but same technique)
Korg Mono/Poly
Korg Poly-61
Korg Poly-800
Korg Polysix
Korg RK-100
Moog Memorymoog
Oberheim OB-8 (later versions)
Sequential Circuits Max
Sequential Circuits Multi-Trak
Sequential Circuits Prophet 600
Sequential Circuits Six-Trak
Sequential Circuits Split-Eight

Materials needed:
A cereal box and some scotch tape

It’s an easy and quick procedure, and will usually bring a key back from the dead. You can the find the instructions here.

Novation UltraNova - natural patches

Published on Jun 24, 2017 SynthMania

"Twenty demos of UltraNova non-electronic patches:
00:42 Ark Rhodes
01:23 Rise Up Saw
02:35 Vocoder
03:01 White Star
04:08 Parisian Lunch
04:31 Dusty Tape Organ
04:59 Jump!
05:35 In Chapel
06:30 Few Dollars More
07:18 Metahorn Bow
08:05 Wonderment
09:04 LegatoStrings
09:38 Night Drive Pad
10:36 Sequencer Bass
11:02 Star Lead
11:34 SynthHarp
12:28 Woody Wind
13:11 Love Ballad
13:54 AcousticGuitar
14:24 PunchyDigiBass"

ULTIMATE PATCHES for Roland JD-XI (Volume I - IV)

Published on Jun 24, 2017 ULTIMATE PATCHES

"720 High Quality Patches (180 X4 Banks) for Roland JD-XI!
$19.99 / Bank, plus special $29.99 Bundle Deals available at"

Kit Review # 7 - Horstronic Joystick

Published on Jun 24, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"Unboxing, Construction and a Demo of Thonk's Horstronic Joystick eurorack module kit!

Get yours here:"

Control Forge BPM Mode (firmware 1.01c)

Published on Jun 24, 2017 Martin Doudoroff

"Casual, unauthorized overview of using the new BPM feature"

ALESIS ANDROMEDA A6 SN (21)A6003020400240

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT Wavetable Synthesizer 10 Voice SN 840726902

via this auction and Reverb


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