MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Simmons SDSV Tech Walkthrough and 220/110 Voltage Conversion

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Synthesizer Keith

"This video is a tech walkthrough of the Simmons SDSV drum module, including a 220 to 110 volt power supply conversion."

Access Virus Dark Cinematics - Live Jamming

Published on Jul 8, 2017 SynthMorph

"Access Virus Dark Cinematics Live Jamming - using 4 instances of Virus Powercore (4x16=64 voices), I improvised and jammed with the Virus Dark Cinematic presets for an hour, using some of my custom developed Synthmorph tools.

All sounds were recorded straight to four Cubase audio tracks, then quickly top'n tailed the best parts, but no mixing and equalization took place. I wanted to keep the live feel, creating the slideshow was a fast action too.

This audio demo will present you the darkest, trippy and sinister side of the Access Virus. These Virus patches are perfect for cinematic, television scoring, movie soundtracks, original lo-fi electronica, game music, ambient electronica or space music.

You can buy the Virus Dark Cinematics soundset for the Access Virus B / C / TI / TI2 here:

DEAL: You can can SAVE 20% by entering this coupon code at the checkout: smvirusjam"

Vintage Stylophone w/ Original Box

via this auction

Schippmann Omega-Phi Mk1 Thru-Zero VCO SN 0035

via this auction

Ensoniq SQ80 Synthesizer

via this auction

Zeropage - Dub Techno Session 20170708

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Zeropage

"Live at the Zeropage Studio
Download: (cc-by-nc)

Equipment used:
- Roland Aira TR-8 7x7, TB-3, System-1
- Korg mini Kaoss Pad 2, nanoKontrol 2
- MFB Tanzbär
- Doepfer Eurorack
- Behringer X32
- Ableton/VSTi, Push 2"

TRAX RetroWave R-1...modulated by Ants!

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Nice and Synths

"This is a video! All audio comes from the RetroWave, which was recorded direct into a Focusrite Scarlett 18i6. Ants! is just used for modulating stuff. Mostly at audio rates. Whee. This video in no way show all the sounds possible with the RetroWave, but it does contain sound, which is important for a synthesizer demo.

0:00 - Ants! provides various audio-rate modulation of the RetroWave's VCF. Arpeggiator pattern from Casio XW-P1 controls the R-1 via MIDI, velocity modulates filter cutoff.

2:02 - Slight low frequency pulse width modulation from Ants!, changing to audio-rate PWM.

2:42 - Various modulations of the VCO as well as complex triggering of the RetroWave's envelope.

3:30 - Back to the audio rate PWM, but now with VCO and VCF modulation as well. A suboscillator and noise are added, as well as the RetroWave's overdrive.

3:59 - Ants! is used to modulate the VCO, both low frequency and audio-rate. After a while of that kind of crap, I cut to where filter resonance was added and I turned on the RetroWave's overdrive. In addition, I move my arm around aimlessly.

The TRAX RetroWave R-1 is a single oscillator analog synthesizer with a heap of knobs. Despite having just one oscillator, the RetroWave has some interesting features, like two square wave suboscillators (-1 and -2 octaves,) two LFOs with variable waveshapes and the ability to go into audio range (if I remember right they max out at around 170 Hz) and a dirty fuzzy sounding overdrive. On this last point, I should note that I have the original RetroWave, I think the current model has a "softer" distortion. I have no idea what it sounds like.

The RetroWave also has inputs for external CV control of the VCO, PWM, VCF, and VCA. This allows a device like Ants! to modulate the crap out of stuff, the only caveats are the inputs are on 1/4 inch jacks (1/8 to 1/4 inch cables to the rescue), and there are no attenuators.

The TRAX RetroWave R-1 has a very long name and is also a nice sounding synth. It has a fuzzy vintagey sound, and while the LFOs can go into audio range a little bit, using another device to get full audio rate modulation really shows the depth of sounds possible from the R-1. Not that this video shows that, it's kind of lame. But in the hands of someone with a clue it could really sound good.

Finally, I can't decide if it is TRAX or Trax. On the website ( it is written Trax, but on the instrument itself it is TRAX. I thought TRAX looked better so I went with that. :)"

Live Studio Jam : 7/09/17 - Microkorg, Teenage Engineering OP-1, Ensoniq ESQ1

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Todd Smith

"Buy my music here :

I'm building my 3rd album, A Distant Love for Life. It's going to be darker and more eggressive in nature. This is my first track towards the new album. Enjoy.

: Gear Used :

Teenage Engineering OP-1
Korg Microkorg
Ensoniq ESQ1

: iOS Apps :

Auria Pro"

Sequential Circuits Prelude

via this auction

"I have been collecting a lot of string synths lately, and the Prelude is one of the most versatile. It has a particularly good resonant filter, and can go from vintage string bliss to biting, funky clavs and synth/brass stabs, to jazzy organs with the flick of a switch and a push of the filter. AND you can layer everything for a huge sound that is like nothing else. The EQ and Modulation as well as the resonant filter give you a lot of variety and control. And the full polyphony allows for some huge sustained soundscapes. I am learning that string synths are the best source of that elusive vintage sound without spending thousands of dollars.

The Prelude reminds me a lot of the Korg Delta but with additional instruments and a sophisticated EQ and modulation section.

The keybed plays really well, and all knobs and switches work as expected. There is no noise in the outputs, and there is minimal if any static when moving faders. This synth has been well taken care of and just serviced to ensure it is in top condition. You will notice some slight marks on the bottom right corner, but otherwise it is very nice."

Kawai K1R Digital Synthesizer Rack Mount

via this auction

Mark & Lard Do Yamaha DJX

Published on Jul 9, 2017 baward

"1998 audio demo of the then-new Yamaha DJX keyboard, as presented by Mark Radcliffe (Mark) and Marc Riley (Lard)."

What the, what? I don't know what I'm listening to, but there you have it.


Tangerine Dream- Mojave plan 2017

Published on Jul 9, 2017 graal7

"Tangerine Dream- Mojave plan 2017

my version from white eagle album (1982)"


via this auction

'Throw Down' - Gist

Published on Jul 7, 2017 ngarjuna

"Modular Jam 21 - 'Throw Down'
Produced by ngarjuna
© 2017 Acid Coast

Gist is
ngarjuna - bleeps and bloops
Rich Prewett - guitars

Most of the modular patches in this track are super old (notice the very old module arrangement in the gear shots) so I don't really have any patch notes for this one.

But I do have ninjas.

New Gist album coming soon!"

Techno session with Elektron & Eurorack machines

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Martin Stürtzer

"In preparation for a new liveset I recorded this track using Elektron´s Analog Rytm and Analog Keys. Sounds also coming from Mutable Instruments Braids triggered by Intellijel Metropolis Sequencer (clock coming from Analog Rytm). Mixing and FX with UAD Apollo / Ableton Push2.

(c) Martin Stürtzer 2017"

SUBOTNICK The Making of Silver Apples of the Moon & the first Buchla 100

Published on Jun 27, 2017 Waveshaper Media

SUBOTNICK: The First Buchla 100

Published on Jul 5, 2017 Waveshaper Media

"Excerpts from SUBOTNICK, a forthcoming documentary on avant-garde electronic music composer Morton Subotnick, now raising funds via Indiegogo: [the funding goal of $40,000 has just been met]

In 1963, Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender, the two founders of the San Francisco Tape Music Center, commissioned Don Buchla to create one of the first modular electronic music systems.

The first Buchla 100 series system was completed in 1965, eventually moving to Mills College in 1966, where it remains today.

In April 2017, Subotnick and Sender returned to Mills College to meet with Prof. Maggi Payne, co-director of the Center of Contemporary Music, revisiting the original Buchla 100."

Knobcon Number Six Set for September 8 - 10 in Chicago

Details at

SOLFEGGIETTO - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach- Moog sub 37

Published on Jul 9, 2017 ninni spina

"Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Solfeggietto Moog sub 37 version
....pianist : Ninni Spina...."

Also see Bach Preludio IV on Moog sub37

Dimitris P- Melodic Techno Jam

Published on Feb 4, 2017 Dimitris P

"I was messing around with my new toy Moog Minitaur Testing its analog bass quality and finally i end up with this melodic techno jam.

Gear used for this track:
Moog Minitaur (absolutely fantastic analog fat bass sound)
Native instruments maschine MKII
Korg TR Rack (pads)
YAMAHA MOTIF 8 (only as midi keyboard for Korg)
Spectrasonics Omnisphere (Piano sound)
Access Virus (only as a midi keyboard for omnisphere)"

Roland JUNO-DS Sample Fun & Review Loading Reverb SYNC WAV's Rik Marston

Published on Jul 9, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Roland JUNO DS Sample Fun & Review
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston.
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!!**
Synth Collection Sample Packs on sale on

So many musicians have asked me about a good playback
sampler for LIVE use that won't break their backs, or the bank!!
The ROLAND JUNO-DS comes up as the right answer, no joke!
It doesn't sample, but it loads & plays STEREO .WAV's like a
champ. And they sound good!!! (Well if you start with a clean
sample that is!!) It has 32mb FLASH inside so you can load
& store your favorite samples right on the synth & go!! A+++

In this quick (& sometimes bouncy) "How-to" demo I load &
demo some of my custom Analog Synthesizer samples from
my personal collections for sale on Reverb SYNC.
Roland Juno-106, Moog Little Phatty, Oberheim Matrix-6
& a sample from a Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08....
Also some PROS & CONS about the synthesizer are discussed.
I love the Roland JUNO-DS & will be using it for a LIVE backing
tracks player & vocoder for my synth-pop electronic industrial
band EARTH EMPIRE when we play out this fall 2017. :)
There will be plenty of video of the synth in action coming later
on this year I promise!

Thank you for watching!!!"

Noise Engineering - Basimilus Iteritas Alter - first patch

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Gibran Curtiss

"Finally !!!!!
A bunch of triggers and ONLY ONE module : Basimilus Iteritas Alter.

Original Novation Bass Station Rack Mount

via this auction

Jupier 8 Softsynth Shootout

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Starsky Carr
Re-Published on Jul 10, 2017

Note the first video was removed, so updating this video with the updated video.

"A second attempt at comparing the Roland Cloud, Arturia Jup8 V3 and Diva on Jupiter 8 settings.

This is an amended version of my first attempt, after which I took on some suggestions from the comments to bring the sounds closer together and get rid of some distortion that had crept in. So thanks for those comments :)

5:45 GUIs
8:30 Oscillators
13:10 Filters
19:30 Cross Modulation
21:00 Some Sounds
25:45 Miami Splice"

JasperIN Sequencer first tests

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Altitude909

"This is the sequencer addon to the JasperIN Jasper/Wasp interface that adds a SH-101 style sequencer"

DUO JAMS: Squarp Pyramid, Sub37, Minilogue, TR-8 and more

Published on Jul 9, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"Jared came over and we had some good jams. The camera has got some borderline unforgivable frame rate issues and goes out of sync by the 2 minute mark, but that's the way it goes... you're here for the music anyways, right?? Starts off with some Minilogue and Eventide Space we record into Squarp Pyramid with the beating heart of the TR8 to guide us, then it's bass in yo face from Sub37, and we skitter about some more keys after that but its long and painful so just keep that in mind. if it looks like we're not playing, IT'S THE GODDAMN FRAME RATE! FUCK!"

Korg WAVESTATION demo PT4 | Crescent moon

Published on Jul 9, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Let's take the Korg Wavestation EX out under the clear skies on a summer evening to demo the preset sounds from the RAM2 sound bank. We'll demonstrate many of the evolving pads and rhythmic sequences that are typical of the wave sequencing and vector synthesis technologies employed by the Wavestation synth from 1990."

All parts here.

Moog Mother 32 & Minitaur

Published on Jul 9, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Combining the Mother 32 and Minitaur synthesisers with CV. Mother 32's output goes to the Audio In on the Minitaur.
Sequence provided by the Mother 32's sequencer, with the KB and Gate Outs going to the Minitaur's Pitch and Gate Ins.
Also using the Mother 32's patch bay to control the Minitaur's filter.

Recorded direct, with no further processing except for normalisation."


MFB Tanzbar, Moog Sub Phatty & Line6 Verbzilla

Published on Jul 9, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

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

The Soma Lyra-8 Experiments

Published on Jul 9, 2017 bmot

"The first recording from my initial explorations of the new Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer. There are 2 videos uploaded right now, more will follow when I have some time."

VCOADSR Piano Phase minus Piano - Bells N Whistles Crackles N Pops 2016

Published on Jul 9, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's VCOADSR live from Ross Lamond's Bells N Whistles Crackles N Pop event back from November 2016. Bit of a 'from the archives' vibe with this as I captured it all at the event (obviously) and then haven't had chance to get to it with other work taking priority but ... VCOADSR gave us a treat with his eurorack modular take on Piano Phase but minus the Piano.

His set up looks to include a TipTop Audio Circadian Rhythm, Orthogonal Devices ER101 and ER102 expander, Audio Damage ODIO, Pamela's Workout from ALM Busy Circuits, Humpback filter from GOD's BOX and WMD PDO, ALM Busy Circuits Beast's Chalkboard, Make Noise Pressure Points, TipTop Audio Z-DSP and the new Richie Hawtin DJ Mixer alongside the Elektron Analog Heat. There's also a 1U set of tile modules and a few others I can't see under the tightly packed and tidy cable work."

Meet The Dreadbox Abyss

Published on Jul 9, 2017 sonicstate

"Regular contributor Gaz Williams, just bought himself a Dreadbox Abyss analogue poly and brought it over for us to check out.
We recorded this informal meeting with his new acquisition."

Buchla Easel Manual Patch 17 & Richard Nixon

Published on Jul 8, 2017 Ritchie DeCarlo

"Todd Barton's series of videos on the patches from the original manual are very inspirational! I have been experimenting with some of them & starting thinking about this #17 patch. What if this were 1973 & I just got a new easel with this manual? This is probably something I would have done....."

Casio RZ-1 House

Published on Jul 8, 2017 Zachary Berry

"Sampled some chords from FM8 into the RZ-1 and built this around it. The 505 is triggering the Casio since you always get a metronome beep when you tap write on the Casio itself. Also using a Boss CE-5 chorus pedal and a Hall of Fame reverb. Video recorded off a little JVC VHS camcorder."

Ambient '97 - Akai MPC Live

Published on Jul 8, 2017 Cave Way

"Non offensive electronic music channeled straight from the 90's, specifically 97. Sampled some birds in my back yard, some D1 in my office, found some stock video of pigeons, the rest is Saturday night."

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