MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

OB-Xa & DMX Italo noodlage

Published on Jun 29, 2017 SynthMania

"OB-Xa & DMX Italo live to two-track noodlage, circa 1983 style."

Roland MKS-70 + Vecoven OS 4.09 + PWM Upgrade

via this auction

"Released in 1986, it was Roland's last analog synth and boy it is a monster with 12 voices and 24 oscillators! The MKS70 is the rack version of the JX10 and is essentially 2x JX8P engines in a box with a nice VFD display.

This is no vanilla MKS70, it comes loaded with the latest Vecoven OS version 4.09 which completely overhauls the synth to allow proper modern MIDI control along with A LOT of extra features. This unit also has the PWM upgrade which unlocks Roland's unimplemented PWM in the synth, further extending its power. I'm also including a Behringer BCR2000 with a template that is already mapped to the MKS70 which you will need to have knob per function control over all the new features added in the OS upgrade.

You can read about the upgrades here"

KORG Pa4X OS v.2 - New Sounds, Drum Kits, Styles, Features

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Korg

"Pa4X Operating System v2.0 introduces new exciting features, improves the existing functions, and streamlines the user interface. In addition, new Sounds and Styles are introduced. This new OS version makes the instrument easier to play, and much more versatile."

Baseck Jamming with a Rare Pearl Fightman FM8

There have only been four previous posts to this one featuring the Pearl Fightman FM8. Anyone know when these were produced? Wikipedia doesn't even mention the Fightman FM8.

Update via Atomic Shadow:

"I bought a brand new Pearl Fightman drum set in 1984, just before my son was born. It cost $400.00. It had 5 identical 10 inch trigger pads with black, Remo drum heads. The sides of the pads were blue and the stands that came with it were crap. The sound module had one, sampled sound for the toms, bass, snare, hit, cymbals, etc. The adjustments were very basic. Pitch, sustain, volume. That's about it."

Moog Subsequent 37 Tech House Jam

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Taylor Lars

"Jamming with the new Subsequent 37 Moogfest Edition on a song I'm working on. This was quick take as I was trying to catch the sunset on the synths. It happens during a 15minute window every day. My fave time to jam! Anyhow, here is the entire song. Hope you enjoy! @kcsynthguy on instagram for more! Thanks!"

Bastl Dude: Feedback Tutorial and Demo

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"The Bastl Dude feedback-machine finally used to its fullest. The Kastle, Arcade, and Tonic are along for the the ride on this crazy feedback train. Also explained is the connection strategy I use to connect the POs with the Dude so I can mix their levels and keep them synced."

Ensoniq EPS Sampler Keyboard w/ Case & Disks

via this auction

"Ensoniq EPS is a unique 13-bit sampler is highly versatile with multiple sample rates to choose from (6.25 to 52kHz). This one is in spectacular condition, works flawlessly and includes:

Soft poly foam carrying case
4X- Memory Expansion (installed)
Ensoniq Sustain Pedal
AC Power Cable
Advanced EPS Manuals

EPS Signature Series Disks: David Hentschel Volume 1 (2 disks)
EPS Signature Series Disks: Craig Anderson Volume 1 (3 disks)
EPS Signature Series Disks: Nile Rodgers Volume 1 (3 disks)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #7 (Dream Guitar)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #8 (Electric Guitar)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #3 (Tenor Sax)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #9 (Ecstasy)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #6 (Epic Strings)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #4 (Power Drums)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #2 (Acoustic Guitar, Moonlight)
Ensoniq Essential Sound Disk #5 (Pop horns, celestial voices, electric bass, upright bass)"

Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator

via this auction

"Excellent example of the infamous, Yamaha TX81Z! This one is fully operational and squeaky clean, just some minor rack rash. Get your "Latey Bass" on."

Alesis A6 Andromeda Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction and Reverb

"Alesis Andromeda, in very good conditions, love this analog monster, no missing knobs, or parts. There is a small cosmetic flaw on the bottom due to moving it around from room to room here in the studio, but does not affect at all its functionality."

DSI Pro2 Tip: How to start with the DSI Pro 2

Published on Jun 29, 2017 APP SOUND

"A quick tutorial. It's so easy to start with designing your own sounds for the DSI Pro 2. Please try this: "Paraphonic Wave Sequencing". If you love 'Wave Sequencing' and 'Arpeggios' ... you hopefully will like it. You can get these sounds (the set is called 'Pro Steps') via"

Baseck - Dave Smith Instruments Tempest

Published on Jun 29, 2017 baseck

"Quick clip on one of my tracks. 100% dsi tempest. Follow my Instagram for more vids @baseck"

Let's Play with Mood

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Tim Webb

"Mood is a re-imaging of the classic Moog Model D. Rather than emulating the original hardware faithfully, this takes things much further! In this Let's Play I'm exploring both the standard and non-standard features of the app. If you enjoyed this please consider supporting this series by sponsoring them on Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a new monthly Patreon campaign:

Be sure to visit for the latest music app news!"

iTunes: mood - apeSoft

Estradin-11 Rare Soviet Analog Drum Maсhine

Published on Mar 1, 2013 sergioavia

"Estradin-11 'Golden Edition'
great analog sound, no effects"

This is the first post to feature the Estradin-11.

Erica Synths Pico Voice & Fusion VCF v2 & Fusion VCA v2

The official press release for three new eurorack modules by Erica Synths:

"Erica Synths Pico Voice & Fusion VCF v2 & Fusion VCA v2

June 29, 2017

Let me introduce you to Erica Synth Pico Voice module- a versatile sound source just in 3HP, as well for all the tube fans we have launched a new version for Fusion VCF and Fusion VCA.

Erica Pico Voice is amazingly versatile sound source just in 3HP. It features 8 sound generation algorithms: Karplus Strong, Chords, Wavetable, TB303 bassline emulation, PWM, Supersaw, Wavefold and Harmonic saturation, with three adjustable parameters per algorithm and CV control over one user defined parameter. Despite the small size, Pico Voice sounds bigger than it is!

Main features:
• 8 great sounding
• Manual and 1V/oct Tuning
• 2 adjustable parameters per algorithm
• Assignable CV control over algorithms
• User setting memory
• Colour coded algorithms selection

Price: 120€ (ex. VAT)

[Demo video here]

24dB/12dB Fusion VCF v2 is our take on the four pole lowpass filters. Each side of double triode drives signal between 2nd and 3rd stage of the filter, while germanium diodes are used to limit output signal. Result ultimately deep sounding VCF with unique character. Ingenious resonance volume compensation circuit and filter slope selection make this filter ideal for live performances.
Main features:
• 4 pole lowpass resonant VCF with tube drive between stages
• Three input signal mixer
• Selectable 24db/12dB filter slope
• Signal drop compensation, when resonance is increased
• Germanium diode based output signal limiter

Price: 290€ (ex. VAT)

[Demo video here]

The core of Fusion VCA v2 is Russian miniature pentode 1Ж24B with a power consumption comparable to an LED. We developed unique audio and tube control circuits, so Fusion VCA sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Feedback adds harmonics to the original signal and acts similar to cutoff knob on VCFs and Deform knob controls amount of distortion in germanium diodes based circuit.
Main features:
• Miniature pentode based VCA
• Manual VCA bias control
• Audio signal feedback control
• Germanium diodes/tube overdrive
• Waveshaping – signal deform
• 2 input signal mixer
• Overdrive flavour select switch

Price: 240€ (ex. VAT)"

Erica Synths Fusion VCF v2 demo by ▅ ▅ ▅

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Erica Synths

"Here is the demo for the Fusion VCF made by our friend ▅ ▅ ▅. Enjoy!"

Electric Universe - Getting ready for the special Laser Harp Guitar Live set at Antaris Project

Published on Jun 28, 2017 ANIS FERHAOUI

Note it's not just note on/off. At :21 you can see it controlling filter cutoff.


via this auction

Distant Clouds (original track by synth pro)

Published on Jun 23, 2017 synthpro

"Hey guys,

this is a track I wrote and thought I would share. All sounds from my polymoog 203a.

This track is also in Memory of Dave Luce, the inventor of the polymoog.

Thanks for watching,

Garry's Polymoog 280a Restoration by Synthpro

Published on May 2, 2017 synthpro

"Hey Guys, this is a video I made for Garry of his pre restored polymoog 280a that he purchased. He has not seen it in person yet so this is just a video going over some of the first power up."

Elektron Announces the Octatrack MKII

via Elektron

"Octatrack MKII is improved, enhanced and modified. A better version of itself, built to mangle samples in demanding environments. Ensured by: high quality buttons and hi-res encoders, a crisp OLED screen with fantastic viewing angles, a professional contactless crossfader and an increased count of dedicated buttons.

This is Octatrack MKII. The ultimate tool for live performers. Available in August for €1449/$1349

What’s new?

Crisp OLED screen providing optimal feedback in dimly lit environments
Ultra durable back-lit buttons. Rated for 50 million presses
Contactless silky smooth performance crossfader
Precise, hi-res encoders
Increased amount of dedicated buttons enabling quicker workflow
Balanced audio inputs with plenty of headroom

8 stereo audio tracks
8 dedicated MIDI tracks
Instant stereo sampling
Real time sample time-stretch & pitch-shift
2 × insert FX per audio track
3 × LFO per track
Live friendly Elektron sequencer
Contactless performance Crossfader
Crisp 128 × 64 OLED screen
Hi-res encoders
Durable back-lit buttons
1 × ¼” headphones output
2 × ¼” impedance balanced main output
2 × ¼” impedance balanced cue output
4 × ¼” balanced external input
1 × USB 2.0 High Speed port
W340 × D185 × H63 mm (8.5 × 7.2 × 2.5″) including knobs and rubber feet
Weight approx. 2.3 kg (5 lbs)
Fully compatible with Octatrack MKI projects/data"

ARP Odyssey Patchbook

Get it at Korg's

Twin Peaks Laura Palmers Theme on the Fender Rhodes

via @Abid_ism, via @fabmass.

"please never forget how good the clip of angelo badalamenti talking about coming up with laura palmers theme w/ Lynch for twin peaks is"

Mokira - Raagini Digital + Taal Tarang Digital (Original Check)

Published on Jun 29, 2017 repeatle

"Ambient drone using three digital indian mantra machines.
Two Raagini Digital Electronic Tanpura and one Taal Tarang Digital Power."

DiscoverSoftware // Native Instruments - Kodiak Blocks

Published on Jun 29, 2017 DiscoverNoise

DiscoverNoise 099-
DiscoverSoftware 021-

"Demo of the new Kodiak Blocks of Native Instruments Reaktor Blocks. Its not a standalone demo of the blocks but a demo of the preset ensembles which include the Kodiak Blocks."

Behringer DEEPMIND 12 - Ambient Chillout Music Soundscape 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Jun 29, 2017 synth4ever

"Behringer Deepmind 12 synth demo -- playing a relaxing, dreamy ambient electronica music soundscape on Deepmind 12 analog synth from Behringer.

This relaxing ambient chill-out / new age synthesizer music created via arpeggiator, delay, reverb, filter/envelope adjustments, LFO modulations."

Ambient Synth Passage #5 - Korg MS2000B + Strymon ElCapistan & Bluesky

Published on Jun 29, 2017 JediSid

"Ambient Synth Passage #5 - Korg MS2000B + Strymon ElCapistan & Bluesky"

"Atomic Power" acid jam with TT303, MB33, Electribe Sampler, Tetra, Streichfett & Volca FM

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Shimanski Beats

"'Atomic power' acid house live hardware performance!
Everything recorded in one go, no multi-tracking.

Gear used in this track:
Korg Electribe Sampler: drums, vocal samples and hardware sequencing
MAM MB 33: saw wave acid line
Cyclone Analogic Bassbot TT-303: square wave acid line
DSI Tetra: unison bass
Korg Volca FM: wiry FM drone
Waldorf Streichfett: string pad

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

Patchblocks minijam Studio - Kickstarter Update 1

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Patchblocks

"This is just a quick overview of some new features of the tek.drum - intended for our Kickstarter backers ... or anyone else curious.
You can still jump onboard and be one of the first to get the minijam:'

Noir Et Blanc Vie THOUGHTS ON EP. 2 Behringer Model D - Minimoog Model D Reissue - Analog Synthesizer

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Let's discuss the forthcoming Behringer D
Let me know what you think of the new content in the comments section."


Published on Jun 29, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"This is a Dual 2hp Freeze. made from 2 2hp Freeze boards. Why? because im stupid. Taking one of the most compact, synthesizer modules on the marker, and making it stupidly big."

Korg Monologue (Presets)

Published on Jun 29, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Demonstration of the presets included with the Monologue

No processing except for normalisation."

Monologue on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

Turning the Drumbrute Series into A New Album.

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Christopher White

"It's been a great experience recording my explorations of the DrumBrute and the Prophet12 on film, and as a byproduct, I've ended up with a few new tunes. If you're interested they're available for download now. Watch this film to get a taste and if you want to listen to the album, see the link below. Thanks!


disting mk4 - Wavetable VCO

Published on Jun 29, 2017 Expert Sleepers

Moog comparison

Published on Jun 29, 2017


Christopher Kah - Session X with the Elektron DIGITAKT & Roland TB-03

Published on Jun 29, 2017 HighWav

"It’s good to have many machines for building a track, but it’s better when you push all the force, all your heart on just one machine,
this is my definition of the minimalism".
#instinctive #spontaneity
100% Machines. No Laptop. TOTAL IMPROVISATION.


Digitakts on Amazon, Reverb, eBay. Also see the site sponsors on the right.

ARP QUADRA Analog Synthesizer (1978) 4 Elements

Published on Jun 29, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

ARP QUADRA - Analog Synthesizer 1978

all sounds: ARP QUADRA Analog synthesizer from the year 1978
recording: multi-tracking without midi
fx: Electro Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe

I used all four synth sections (analog strings and phase shifter, poly-synth, bass-synth, lead-synth), all played live by hand, no midi

The Quadra is a four-section synthesizer consisting of a bass-synth (monophonic), poly-synth (full polyphonic), lead-synth (duophonic), and Solina like analog strings (full polyphonic)
The synth has included a awesome 12 stage phase shifter, dual portamento controls and a fantastic arpeggiator."

Updated Prototype Analog DIY Polysynth by adamstan

Prototypowe Dźwięki | Prototype Sounds vol. 2 - splits & layers

Published on Jun 28, 2017 adamstan84

See the adamstan label at the bottom of this post for more.

"Next - hopefully final - prototype of my analog polyphonic synthesizer. New features in this version are 8 voices, bitimbrality and stereo output from each voicecard, with independent panning circuits.

2xVCO (with sync and PWM), Ringmod, FM (VCO A/noise to VCF / VCO B), 3xADSR, 3xLFO, multimode VCF 12dB/oct. - LPF/HPF/BPF

Table of contents (numbers in parentheses indicate voice allocation between layers):
00:03 Autotune - takes approx. 15 seconds
00:21 Split: Unison bass + Strings (4+4)
01:02 Organ (8)
01:24 Split: Pad + brass (4+4)
02:05 VCF used as sine oscillator with keyboard tracking (8). Filters don't have temperature compensation so they will drift, however, given some time to warm up they keep pretty well
02:29 Brass (8)
02:50 Layer: Pad + ringmod bells (4+4)
03:21 Split: Bass + comp (1+7)
04:19 Split: Pad + lead (7+1)
05:14 some filter tweaking - playing with resonance, envelope depth and switching between different modes
07:00 Stereo spread adjustment"

DIY B5 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer Demos

Published on Jun 7, 2016 adamstan84

"Better late, than never :-) I've finally managed to record demo video for my DIY polysynth built in 2008. 5 voices with 2 VCOs, 3 EGs, 3 LFOs, Ring Mod, Noise source and Moog ladder filter."

Marek Biliński - Fontanna radości (cover)

Published on Sep 24, 2009 adamstan84

"Cover nagrany jako utwór demonstracyjny dla zbudowanego przeze mnie w ramach pracy dyplomowej syntezatora analogowego widocznego na filmie. || Recorded as demo track for my DIY analogue polysynth shown on video. Don't know why, but I can't post replies to comments. - here I've written something more about this synthesizer (there are schematics and source codes). In short - analogue circuits are common designs taken from various sources, digital control circuitry is my design."

"After almost 2 years of work, I've finished my DIY polysynth Very Happy Very Happy It is based on various module designs available on the net.
I consider it to be a "Poor mans Memorymoog" with a little bit of Prophet 5 thrown in Wink. It features:
- 5 voices
- 2xVCO per voice
- 3xEG per voice (hardwired to pitch, cutoff and volume)
- 3xLFO (pitch, cutoff and PWM)
- Moog ladder VCF
- Noise source
- Ring Modulator
- Patch memory (128 user patches)
- Mono mode with selectable note priority (High/Low) and triggering (single/multi) and with portamento
- unison with adjustable detuning
VCO A offers sawtooth, square and triangle. VCO B offers sawtooth and square waves. Having triangle wave available is essential if you want to obtain some nice fm-like sounds from RingMod.

It's built using only standard off-the-shelf components - no CEM or SSM or similar chips inside - only typical opamps, switches, transistors etc.

Case (together with keyboard) was salvaged from some crappy 70's combo organ."

Also see this post.

EDD-5 / analogue drum synthesizer demo

Analogowy moduł perkusyjny EDD-5 / analogue drum synthesizer - demo 2 - exploring kick and snare

Published on Apr 2, 2016 adamstan84

"EDD-5 - analogue drum synthesizer from Poland. Triggered by individual audio outputs from Vermona DRM. Playing with kick and snare sounds. Starting from something TR-like, and then morphing it into a sound that reminds me of Yamaha RX drum machines. There is a little bit of reverb used.

Cymbals are from Vermona.

@2:36 - unfortunately arpeggiator fell out of sync for a moment when switching patterns, so the bass line is off by a 8th note."


Published on Mar 27, 2015 Scienceforce

"Ultra rare EKO COMPUTERHYTHM drum Machine, produced in very few exemplars, about 15 or 20 ever made.
It was used in some famous J-M Jarre songs as 'OXIGENE' and performances, this unit in in Near Mint conditions with an unique very special programming interface, individual outputs. It can read some exclusive punch cards in order to make some drum sequences as presets.. Awesome gear!"

You can find one more demo of the EKO COMPUTERHYTHM from Scienceforce here.

Vermona DRM Vintage Digital Rhythm Machine - Highest Quality - Presets and programming

Published on Jul 2, 2013 Szathmári Tamás

"Vermona DRM Digital Rhythm Machine - Presets and programming -
Recording Equipment: Zoom H4n (48/16) - Canon 5DmkIII 1080@25

(the first led doesnot work on this DRM)"

Solton Ketron Programmer 24 - Amazing Italo Disco Machine | 1985 |

Published on Feb 15, 2016 RemasterMix

"Solton Ketron Programmer 24 + External F/X nice :)"

Solton Ketron Programmer 24 - | HD DEMO | Amazing ITALO DISCO Analog Groovebox 1985 (song cover)

Published on Feb 15, 2016

Also see Solton Ketron Programmer 24 + Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf | HD DEMO

Instant disco - layering Solton Programmer 24 with Vermona DRM

Published on Dec 6, 2015 adamstan84

"First you hear dry drums from Programmer 24, next is dry Vermona, then both are layered. After that the reverb is added, and then arpeggiator, bass and strings are switched on.

Vermona drums are quite heavilly compressed."

Playing italo disco live with Solton Ketron Programmer 24 and some other synths

Published on Dec 5, 2015 adamstan84

"Italo disco tune "Little flower" by Thomas&Schubert. Recorded directly from console output. Bass sequence is triggered from attached pedalboard.
- Solton Ketron Programmer 24 - drums, bass, arpeggio and strings
- Vermona DRM - drums, MIDI clock master
- Yamaha DX7IIFD, Korg Poly61 - leads
- B5 - brass
- ADS 500 delay
- Behringer CC300 Space-C Chorus
- Behringer UB1022FX & Soundcraft Spirit FX8 - reverbs"

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