MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Reminder: DSI REV2 In-Store Clinic at Perfect Circuit Audio Tomorrow, Wed, June 28

via Perfect Circuit Audio

"Tomorrow! Join us for an in-store clinic with @dsiSequential and take a deep dive into the Prophet REV2."

Remember, MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio.

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #41 (Moog DFAM, Mother-32, Make Noise Eurorack)

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Rheyne

"Sound sources are a Moog DFAM and a Make Noise DPO running through a Strymon BigSky, while a Moog Mother-32 runs through Ableton's reverb for the pad sound. The DPO output is split into two channels and each channel is modulated separately for a stereo effect. All notes are triggered by the synths, no outside MIDI was used."

The Behringer D Price Lowered to $299

You might recall, the original targeted price for the upcoming Behringer D was $400. Pre-orders are now available for $299 with a target ship date of September. The new price may, or may not be a reaction to Roland's new SE-02. The MSRP for the SE-02 is said to be $499. This make the Behringer D $200 less. Of course the feature set is slightly different. The SE-02 adds patch storage and a sequencer.

The Behringer D Analog Monosynth Module Features:
3 punchy-sounding voltage-controlled oscillators
Classic 24dB voltage-controlled filter with resonance (Emphasis)
Filter selectable for lowpass or highpass
Noise generator (selectable between White and Pink Noise)
Overdrive circuit
USB-MIDI plus 5-pin DIN In and Thru
CV connectivity
Glide (portamento)
External audio input
Low-output and high-output 1/4" outs
Behringer's 3-year warranty

The Roland SE-02 features:

Discrete analog circuitry with knob-per-function interface
Three voltage controlled oscillators with six waveforms
Temperature-stabilized oscillators with automatic tuning
24 dB low-pass filter and dual gain-stage amplifier
Three types of cross modulation (XMOD), feedback loop, and noise generator
Tempo-syncing LFO with nine waveforms
Tempo-syncing digital delay with bypass to maintain analog signal path
Save and recall sounds with 384 preset and 128 user locations
Musical and intuitive pattern sequencer with song mode
Sequence notes, gate time, glide, and synth parameters
CV, VCF CV and gate inputs, plus trigger in/out
External Input for routing audio through the SE-02’s filter section
Standard MIDI, USB-MIDI, and USB-Audio
Create a polyphonic synth by using Chain Mode to connect two or more SE-02s together via MIDI

Note: bottom two pics are of the Roland SE-02 for comparison.

Yamaha Reface CS - 10 FREE custom patches & demo

Published on Jun 26, 2017 ranzee av

"This video show the features of the Yamaha Reface CS with 10 free custom patches that I've made. You can get them here, all you need is the free Soundmondo app on your iPhone/iPad.

The video covers patch loading, creation of custom sounds and using the SoundMondo App."

AJH MiniMod Eurorack Demo

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The first patch in this video is a bass sound with two saw oscillators overdriving the Transistor Ladder Filter. The second patch uses the shark tooth waves as well sub bass waveforms generated by the Ring SM module, a delay makes the sequence sound more complex and a second MiniMod Filter is used on the delay repeats. In the third patch one oscillator is synched to the other and the delay is still used.

The AJH MiniMod Eurorack modules bring the great sound of the MiniMoog Model D discrete circuitry into the Eurorack format with a look reminiscent of large format Moog Modulars.

Available here:"

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Oscillator Madness with Troika from Instruo

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Voltage Control Lab

"This week we explore Troika, a triple oscillator with some extra functions that make it quite powerful, including linear FM, sync and unique waveform sections for complex tonal results!"

EMS SYNTHI Prototype Keyboard Owned by YES

Spotted this one on

"This EMS prototype is unique – there is only one made – for 'Yes' and Digitana just bought it from them or someone – it’s basically the Synthi A with another layout and minikeys. So it’s quite a modern approach – Microkorg-Style."

Vintage Sequential Circuits Six-Trak

via this auction

This one appears to have a blue Up/Down arpeggiator button.

Modal Electronics 008 8-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 008-0110

via this auction

Vintage Alisa 1387 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard Made in Russia

via this auction

Kawai SX-210 Synthesizer SN K-6606

via this auction

Original 1978 ARP ODYSSEY Mk3

via this auction

"This is an original Arp Odyssey Mk3 manufactured between 1978-1981 and of all three versions the sound does differ between them.

Its said all three versions differ, this has the beefier 4-pole filter and its the Mk3 which is the most stable and of course has the CV/gate option."

Vintage KORG Univox SR-120 Analog Drum Machine

via this auction

Moog Realistic Mg-1 Analog Synthesizer - Serviced w/ Upgrades SN 8067

via this auction

"Fully serviced Moog Mg-1 with a few functional upgrades professionally done. It has a new set of sliders and switches installed, AC cord has been replaced with standard IEC outlet and all electrolytic and tantalum capacitors have been replaced. Upgrades include: 1/4" output jack and 1/4" filter in jack, trigger input converted to more useable v-trig, osc 2 square wave shape changed to 50% duty like osc1, osc 2 detune slider goes down or up an exact full octave, switches added for 1 octave drop on osc 1 and 2. The synth was fully calibrated after the mods so the tuning/scaling is very precise as well as the rest of the calibration. It is incredibly quiet and is a solid and stable instrument."

Gettin' Loopy!? :: Volume 02 :: (Sunvox : Raspberry Pi : DIY Synth)

Published on Jun 27, 2017 transient (noisyvagabond)

See this post for additional videos and details.

DreamsOfWires - Korg Odyssey & Mersenne in the garden...

Published on Jun 27, 2017 DreamsOfWires

"...for no particular reason, other than it was a nice night, so I'd been sitting out there messing around with Mersenne on the iPad: I found something I liked using it's arpeggiator, so I recorded a couple of takes, tweaking the sounds in real-time, and then decided to bring the Odyssey out there too and lay something simple over the top of it. The Odyssey part is meant to be a little in the background, as I didn't want to drown out the sounds from Mersenne, because it produces some really lovely timbres.

Video footage is of a recent trip to Europe. No technical/gear questions please; I'm a perpetual n00b, and as always it's just intended to be music for music's sake, in the off-chance that someone else might enjoy it. It's not instructional or critical."

"I Wanna See" Elektron Digitakt 1st Play

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Lost For Words

"Received my Digitakt today (woooo!) and have been learning it for a couple of hours. Imported a short clip from Blade Runner and the rest are factory sounds. Using LFOs for panning hi-hats and messing with the sample loop length. Some conditional trig stuff going on too. Fantastic piece of equipment! I look forward to doing more with it in conjunction with my synths. (Please excuse my shaky iPhone video)"

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Reminder: Brighton Modular Meet This Weekend - Live Performances & Workshops from Moog & More!

The Brighton Modular Meet is this coming weekend, July 1 & 2.

You can find full details on the event here:

There will be a live concert on July 1 featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Pye Corner Audio, Russell Haswell and Makaton. You can purchase tickets and find bios on each here.

To sign up for workshops including Moog, Video Circuits, Rebel Technology, and nobots, see here.

If you are into synths and in the area, do not miss this event.

"The main event with talks from Ableton User Group, nobots & Expert Sleepers, and performances from Peter Rehberg, VCOADSR, Marta SmiLga, Simonsound & more.

Five rooms of modular!!!: Shops - Thonk & Rubadub; Manufacturers: ALM Busy Circuits, AJH Synths, Makenoise, Erica Synths, Moog, Lamond and more; Video Synths;

Modular playground - bring & set-up your gear."

Moog Subsequent 37 vs Sub 37 Comparison Part I

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Taylor Lars

"Here is a quick Patch comparison video between the new Moog Subsequent 37 vs Sub 37. I made sure levels are about the same, any differences are internal within the synths. Headphones or studio speakers recommended to hear any differences. This is more for you to decide any differences."


New Error Instruments TAT eurorack keyboard - Push Button Keyboard Eurorack Module

Published on Jun 26, 2017 paul tas

via Error Instruments

"Nice keyboard in eurorack in 10 hp

All play you melody. 1v per octave
Divided into 16 buttons
With and easy tune pot

Plug and play

It has a CV out . It has Gate out
And Cv add. For transposing sequences

or For experimental purposes

Also with drums it's cool

Or play your drums

Handy tool"

Böhm DD 19 Digital Drums 1987

Published on Jun 23, 2017 RR

"Jamming with presets on the Böhm DD 19."

via this auction

"Up for sale an ultra rare & ultra cool Böhm DD-19 drum machine.
Perfect working. Sounds amazing!
Almost excellent condition except of a scratch on the top.
Comes with a double pedal to control start/stop and function.

Someone says it's a reack version of the earlier Böhm DD, but I think it's more than that."

mCKENIC - ImproVariation 3 [H.Q]

Published on Jun 27, 2017 mCKENIC

"Variation on an Improv #3. From the same session as previous video.
iPad TC-11, Eurorack (fx mostly - Kammerl Beat Repeat for Clouds / Valhalla Z-DSP) and Interaxon Muse Brainwave Interface cv modulating the fx. Pad and Lead are blortblorts patches for Sonic Charge Synplant.

If you do decide to watch - please do so in 1080p if you can! The vid took an age to render :-)"

A new piece from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, mCKENIC.

Sneak Preview 11 αα-PhaseMod by New Waveform - RaspberryPi Synth S3-6R Version3 by Synth-Sennin

Published on Jun 26, 2017 blightningm

“Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer” S³-6R (EsCube-6R)
English Page :
日本語サイト :"

Details previously captured here.

Modular Tips and Tricks Guest Post: Anthony Baldino on composing in modular space

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Noise Engineering

"Composer and Sound Designer Anthony Baldino guest posts on the Noise Engineering blog this week with some of his go-to combinations with Noise-E modules."

KIMBALL Challenger P5 Vintage Digital Synthesizer SFX Drum Machine

Published on Jun 27, 2017 keyboard resource

via this auction

"In excellent condition. Only missing one white plastic, screw cap.
Looks like a part of the NASA Space Shuttle Challenger. It is built very solidly and is fairly heavy for a keyboard of this type.

- Built-in speaker.
- All note polyphony.
- 6 polyphonic sounds: Program, Piano, Banjo, Violin, Brass, Organ.
- 6 monophonic voices (top note priority): Program, Brazz, Bells, Trombone, Trumpet, Jazz Flutes. Some have built-in portamento effect.
- 5 sound effects: Program, Crash, Birds, Arcade (sounds like Pac-Man dying), Whistle.
- 6 rhythms: Program (march), Waltz, Country, Swing, Rock, Latin. There is a different Drum Break fill for each pattern.
- Separate volume controls for accompaniment chords, bass and rhythm.
- Auto-accompaniment with several variations: Chord Rhythm (chops up the chord depending on the pattern selected), Swinger Bass (adds a bass note), Magic Chord (plays left hand chords with one finger), Solo Chord (plays right hand chords with one finger based on what chord is chosen with left hand), Magic Memory (sustains the chords until another key is pressed).
- Vibrato (on/off) with delay (on/off).
- Sustain: long, medium, off.
- Default "Program" sounds are overwritten with use of MusicPro Reader cards (not included).
- Jacks/controls on the back: 1/4" headphone out, 1/4" line out, pitch (tuning), 1/4" expression (volume) pedal, 1/4" sustain pedal, 1/8" test (?)."

ARP String Ensemble 1970's Wood SN 0097618

via this auction

Video at the listing while up.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev2 1979 Walnut

via this auction

Rhodes Chroma, Completely Restored, with CC+ Midi SN 21030521

via this auction

"This beauty was completely restored for me by Chroma guru Randel Osborne in 2015.
Please refer to his extensive restoration work at:
and his incredible Enabler controller for the Chroma (video [posted here]):

It's in excellent cosmetic condition and 100% functional.
Randel's restoration included:
- installation of the switching power supply by Luca Sasdelli
- installation of the CPU Plus (CC+) control board (midi upgrade)
- recapping of the voice cards and calibration
- complete synth disassembly, cleaning and testing

The Chroma will be shipped in a newly foamed Anvil case with a custom compartment for accessories (see photos)."

Rare Frank Eventoff "The Sonica" Synthesizer SN 519

via this auction

"The Sonica was a synthesizer designed by Frank Eventoff in 1979. A limited run of 650 were made, this is number 518. This one is in excellent condition with only minor wear on the grill cloth in front of the speaker. Includes original case, unsigned warranty card, and owner's manual. These are ultra rare and incredibly hard to find, get this while you can because you don't know when another one will come along!"

KORG M-500SP Micro-Preset Vintage Analog Synth with Speaker

via this auction

"Great wonderful fun and still working synth."

Roland SH-7 2VCO Synthesizer SN 710630

via this auction

"2VCO synthesizer released in 1977.

This model which is said to be the top model of the SH series has evolved from the SH - 5 more and it is a valuable synthesizer which can use 2 VCO as polyphonic as ODDSEY and can play a chord. Waveforms are wider than SH - 5, the range is wide, ENV is also ADSRx 2, making finer sounds possible. Of course the traditional SAMPLE & HOLD is also equipped. The somewhat inclined panel design is the most refined layout in the SH series, making it easier to make sounds while complicated.

It is a rare model that does not circulate much in the market.
Maintenance done by a vendor.

Cereal 710630
There are some scratches There is no problem in use"

Roland TB-303 monophonic bass synthesizer w/ silver gig bag

via this auction

Elektron Sidstation Commodore 64 8-bit Synthesizer SN G10500882-81

via this auction

"This auction is for a very special synthesizer, Elektron’s Sidstation, at the heart of which is MOS Technology’s famous SID sound chip from the Commodore 64. Its original SID 6581 chip was replaced with an authentic original chip in 2015 by Elektron in Los Angeles (I purchased an additional SID 6581 as backup, which is also up for auction)."

MACBETH X-Series Oscillator Eurorack Module

via this auction

"More than just one half of the dual oscillator, this single module retains the full and rich sound of the original but offers a wide range osc sweep knob as opposed to the octave switch while still using the luxury multi-turn fine tuning pot.

It also has a switch to put it into lfo mode as well as two separate sub oscillator outputs- in addition to all the standard waveform outputs."

White Crumar Bit 99 Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

New Hyperion Synthesizer for iOS with "Morphing Waves Technology" & FM Synthesis

iTunes: Hyperion Synthesizer - Aleksandar Mlazev

Morphing waves technology for great space sounds. AUV3 (Audio Unit) and midi keyboard support!

In Hyperion I have used everything I know so far to create most full and nice sounding FM synth based on my sound engine.

Hyperion Synthesizer has:

- Morph speed control
- Morph depth control
- phase shift control
- stereo shift control
- tremolo sound effect
- reverb effect
- volume control
- envelope controls
- 4 morph modes
- 7 harmonics modes
- supports MIDI keyboards via USB (full velocity and pitch shift support)
- works as Audio Unit instrument plug-in AUV3

Roland D50 VST software versus hardware shootout | Roland Cloud Legendary Series

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Roland Cloud have recently released a software emulation of their Roland D50 linear synthesizer from 1987 as part of their Legendary Series. In this video review we put the Roland D50 VST virtual instrument software plugin up against my original D50 hardware in an audio shootout. This is a proper emulation of the D50 using Roland’s DCB technology, not the Anthology Series sample library that we previously demonstrated. We'll demo and compare the classic preset sounds and patches, such as Fantasia, Future Pad, Soundtrack, Digital Native Dance and more!"

Macchiato Mini Synth Kit STEM Pack for Educators

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Zeppelin Design Labs

"The Macchiato Mini Synth digital synthesizer kit from Zeppelin Design Labs is now available as a STEM Project Pack for educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics -- or music!

Ideal for students age 16 and up.
The project consists of two phases: soldering components onto a circuit board, and building a cabinet. Each phase takes from one and a half to two hours to complete.
The basic STEM pack contains six Macchiato Mini Synth kits, a "Soldering Is Easy" guide, and a "Quick-Start" guide. Detailed assembly instructions and other curriculum resources are available on our website at
View the instructions online, or download and print them out.
Also on our website you will find a complete list of all the tools and supplies needed for a successful workshop.
You can build a cabinet from a cereal box using the provided template ; or get a six-pack assortment of colorful, iridescent cardstock; or get a black plastic cabinet kit .
The Macchiato needs a 9 volt battery, or you can order your pack with plug-in wall adaptors.
The Macchiato is a real musical instrument, packed with features and sounds. It is far more functional than most project kits in its price class. Your kids will be jamming in no time!
Get the Macchiato Mini Synth STEM pack online direct from"

Solenoid modular triggering and mic processing

Published on Jun 27, 2017 brandon logic

Wait for the synth sounds to come in. This is a good example of mixing the physical with the synthetic.

Trippy in Kamieniec

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Urs Heckmann

Urs Heckmann aka u-he.

"Minimal Modular Synth performance.

I'm currently in a phase where I enjoy building a whole idea within just a small, contained rack. This time using the Vermona rack with a bunch of their 1U multiples/mixers.

3 Bass/percussion voices: Used Tempi and Bytom to cut up gates and clocks from Metropolis to generate three different rhythmic bass/percussion lines from STO and MiniMod VCO (through MMG, uFold and LXd). All of this through DLD.

Solo Voices: Using Maths as envelope (RingMod via Blinds) and control voltage for a random melody with Dixie II+ , displaced by Batumi /w Sport Modulator and scaled by uScale II. Using MiniMod VCF as Filter/Volume control for this melody. Put a Kamieniec on top of that, which in the beginning is heard by itself as fx sweeps in self oscillation (ringmod'd through cycled Maths).

Mixed, delayed, equalised and limited in Logic."

Erica Synths Pico Voice demo

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Pico Voice is a versatile sound source just in 3HP."


Published on Jun 27, 2017 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Today I quickly take a look at the Make Noise Maths Effects Module for the Eurorack format."

All episodes here.

Emotional Melodic Beat on the Digitakt

Published on Jun 27, 2017 BoBeats

"No talk. Emotional beat only. =|"

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Brass & Modular Synths no-2

Published on Jun 27, 2017 PaulLawlerMusic

"Improvised Euphonium processed trough Logic Pro's pitch shifter, against a backdrop of FX and sequence lines from the Eurorack System."

Roland JV-1080 - Roland SR-JV80-11 Techno Collection - Part 1

Published on Jun 26, 2017 Nacho Marty Meyer

"Peter Nord plays some preset patches from SR-JV80-11 Techno Collection"

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