MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Published on Jul 15, 2017 ryouichi harada

'Blue Monday' DMX drum pattern

Published on Jul 15, 2017 SynthMania

"New Order's classic 'Blue Monday' Oberheim DMX pattern"

Kraftwerk - "Home Computer" - Prophet 6 and ARP Omni synthesizers

Published on Jul 15, 2017 Tom Loncaric

"Kraftwerk - 'Home Computer'

Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6 (2016)
ARP Omni (circa 1977)

The 16 step sequence is done using the internal sequencer of the Prophet 6"

"Neuron" - Free VST based on Hartmann Neuron

Published on Jul 15, 2017 100 Things I Do

"The Hartmann Neuron is one of those synths that intrigues and seems full off possibilities. Somewhere between Sampler, modeller and resynthesis engine built for a short time in the early 2000’s

This is the VST based on Axel Hartmann and Stephan Bernsee’s creation that was also also for sale for a short time before the company folded. It came with a controller (Nuke) which also acted as copy protection. Fortunately Stephan Bernsee has updated the code as much as possible to make the Neuron no longer tied to the controller and it now is available for free via his website and the Neuron facebook group.

The VST is built around the older VST 2.1 SDK which means the code is not compatible with most DAW’s today. You will need an Intel Mac running a VST Host that supports the older system. A full list of supported clients & links to downloads are available at

Unfortunately the windows code base has been lost and is no longer able to be updated.

The Clip was composed 100% on the VST and no effects besides some compression was used."

Yamaha DX7 (w/ 5 ROM Cartridges!) Digital FM Synthesizer 1983 + Sustain Pedal

via this auction

"Comes with cartridge 3, which allows you to factory reset the DX7. Also I will send you my DX7 sysex library which includes patches I've found and made. You can easily send sysex patches to the DX7 via MIDI and a sysex librarian program.

Cartridges Included

• Yamaha 3, 64 Patches

• Yamaha 4, 64 Patches

• Yamaha DX7 Data Cartridge, 32 Patches

• Bo Tomlyn's Best of the USA, 64 Patches

• Bo Tomlyn's Top Forty, 64 Patches"

Intellijel Mutamix Overview

Published on Jul 15, 2017 intellijel

"The Intellijel Mutamix is a 6 channel CV/audio mixer with three bus outputs and full digital control of muting patterns. This video provides a quick overview of the module covering some lesser known features."

Roland System 100 Model 102 (synth) & 104 (sequencer)

Orbits (2017) [Virtual Vinyl Double Album] Roland System 100 Model 102 & 104

Published on May 1, 2017 Frank Rothkamm

via this auction

"This vintage classic synthesizer from the 1970s has recently been serviced and all knobs and faders work well and it sounds as it should. Cosmetically the Roland looks good, considering its age. See photos. Closing down my studio in LA.

Model 102 is a keyboard less version of a synthesizer. Model 104 is the analog step sequencer. Both combine to make a complete system. Listen to it on YouTube [above]"

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 580175

via this auction

Roland VT 3 Issue

Published on Jul 15, 2017 mCKENIC

"Anyone have any experience with this? Its like the Roland VT-3 'forgets' its positions/presets.
Effect Wet/Dry has no effect and this happens intermittently when I move any control but this example is the Reverb control. When I turn off Reverb, preset 3 'forgets' and acts like it is Bypassed. Selecting preset 3 again takes a number of presses for it to 'catch' and hold.

Adagio for MS-20

Published on Jul 15, 2017 adnmusic

"composed and recorded by Fabien Labonde in june-july 2017"


Published on Jul 14, 2017 thenoiztemple

- for more noiz:

live performance with:

Landscape Stereo Field
Lorre-Mill Double Knot
Korg Kaos Pad 3+
Pigtronix Echoulution 2 (not in view)
UTL-1 passive convertor box
LAL Multi Noise Processor 2 (not in view)
WMD Protostar ( not in view)"

Novation PEAK - Initial few custom Patches and thoughts from GEOSynths

Published on Jul 15, 2017 GEOSynths

"Unfortunately I screwed up the audio as I was trying a different method...sadly it recorded the mic on the same track as the Synth...and at 16bit 44.1khz...Yuk!

Anyway, not had much time with the Peak, so some quick custom patches I've made and me talking."

JX10P Super Saw Pad

Published on Jul 15, 2017 synths colors

"No External Effect Added, As Usual..."

Live Night-time Synth Jam - Poly Evolver, Synthex, Pro~One, Forte, Tanzbar

Published on Jul 15, 2017 Reuben Jones

"A live night-time synth jam including Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver, Elka Synthex, Sequential Circuits Pro~One, Kurzweil Forte and MFB Tanzbar."

Yamaha DX7 | Nord Lead A1 | Science Fiction Movie remix (instrumental version)

Published on Jul 15, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Here's an instrumental version of Science Fiction Movie composed and performed mainly on Yamaha DX7 with some pad and string sounds from the Nord Lead A1. This is the instrumental version of the remix I did for US indie-band The Kill Screens.
Woody's vocal remix:"

The Kill Screens | Science Fiction Movie REMIX

MicroKorg XL and XL+ Midi Editor VST / Standalone

Published on Jul 14, 2017 mller30161

Currently available for 5,90 € at

"The KORG "MicroKorg XL and XL+ Midi Editor" is the first VST- PlugIn Editor /Controller for the Korg Synths 'MicroKorg XL' and 'MicroKorg XL+' . It`s a Remote and Sound Editor.

It provides a simple access to all important parameters!
It is possible as VST Editor and Standalone Editor for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone.

The "MicroKorg XL" and "MicroKorg XL+" parameters can be automated, they can be stored in your Project.

With the X-Y-Pad any controller can be selected and controlled.
You can select the sound off the 'MicroKorg XL' and 'MicroKorg XL+' (Patch Number A11-B88 ).

Many hidden parameter can be changed on the 'MicroKorg XL and XL+ Editor', an stored on MiroKorg Hardware."

Modular #1 / Black Wavetable, Anti-Oscillator, Eventide Space

Published on Jul 15, 2017 pawwakill

"A piece for Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO, Malekko Richter Anti-Oscillator and Eventide Space.

Also used: EHX Memory Toy, Mooer E-Lady."

Banging out some Beats on Drum Modules and YM3812

Published on Jul 15, 2017 Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC

"Modules used are a Bass Kick drum, High tom Low tom. And the YM3812, all by Reckless Experimentation Audio. Trigger pulses are made by a drum pad though a MIDI to trigger converter."

You can find additional posts on the YM3812 here.

INTUA Intoduces BeatMaker 3

Published on Jul 15, 2017 INTUA

"BeatMaker 3: Music Production Redefined -- available on the App Store at a special intro price and ONLY until July 22nd 2017.

Follow the link ▶︎▶︎▶︎"

"BeatMaker brings unmatched efficiency and depth in an intuitive audio and MIDI workstation.
Look no further, the power of traditional desktop software and real hardware is now united into one single production studio.

Modular - Live - Session by Jens Aderholz

Published on Jul 15, 2017 Jens Aderholz

"Modular - Live - Session by Jens Aderholz"

OBERHEIM OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Data Cassette & Manuals

via this auction

"OBERHEIM OB-Xa Analog Synthesizer Bought in the early Eighties by the same original buyer and the only owner. It was mainly used in a recording studio for some years and then put aside, stored in an air conditioned environment in it's original case and preserved in an excellent condition. It was recently tested. It fired up, It loaded the sounds, It Auto-Tuned. It may need calibrating (Tuning), but nevertheless all of it's parts are still the original factory parts, fully functioning, nothing in it has been touched, replaced or repaired except for the memory battery. Included are the original "OB-Xa Factory Patches Volume 1" on a cassette along with the original 'Programmed Patches' and "Owner's Manual" books."

Side note: if this one does need servicing, I can highly recommend

1972 Moog Minimoog D Keyboard Synthesizer SN 1442E w/ Mods & Clear Acrylic Wheels

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XTk

via this auction

"The Microwave XTk is the keyboard version of the powerful Microwave XT. It's a great big orange polyphonic performance synthesizer with 49 full sized velocity sensitive keys. There are 44 rotaries of knob-laden heaven and lots of control. All of the knobs transmit MIDI information as well! It's perfect for performance and studio work.

The Microwave XTk can easily emulate the sounds of the PPG wavetable synths as well as create squelchy acid-303 lines or boomy Moog bass.

Other great functions include a programmable arpeggiator, 4 integrated digital effects and stereo audio inputs. A sinus shaper 12dB low pass filter, a wave shaper 12dB low pass filter, sample & hold with a 12dB low pass filter, dual parallel filters with 12dB low pass and 12dB band pass, a 12dB low pass filter with filter FM (cutoff modulation through oscillator 2). Top that off with 8 part multitimbrality, 256 sounds and 128 multi-patches for one mega-powerful performance synthesizer perfect in any live or studio application where fat analog sounds are needed!"


via this auction

"This is a rack mounted synth who's digital polyphonic wavetable synth engine came straight out of the legendary PPG Wave 2.x, The Microwave II has tons of waves/wavetables for shaping all kinds of sounds, flexible resonant filters, a noise generator, a ring modulator, a programmable rhythmic arpeggiator, and effects! There are 10 voices."

Korg PSS-50 Programmable Super Section w/ Original Box

via this auction

Heavily Modded KORG POLY-800

via this auction

Unfortunately no details on the mods aside from: "all mods do sothing extra, but i cannot name what exactly. probably, knobs are filter/resonance/FM/ external input, switch changes waveform and noise/ext in.. but, i can't say for sure."

Synth-Project presents: The iVCS3 Controller - Short demonstration

Published on Jul 15, 2017 SynthProject

You might remember this one from this previous post. Click through for another video and some nice pics.

"After a long time ... this is a short demonstration of the functions of the iVCS3 Controller. Nothing more nothing less.
No patch programming, no sound creation from the scratch. Only an overview of the Controller itself."

iTunes: iVCS3 - apeSoft

ELTA music Polivoks Filter synthesis (no input)

Published on Jul 15, 2017 ELTA music

"Elta music Polivoks Filter synthesis. No input source! Raw filter sound design.
Learn more on
Buy it now for $299"

MFB Tanzbar & Korg Monologue

Published on Jul 15, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzbar drum machine and a Monologue synthesiser synced together (Monologue MIDI Out to Tanzbar MIDI In).

A small amount of reverb has been used, no further processing except for normalisation."

Moog Minitaur & Elektron Octatrack

Published on Jul 15, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequencing the Minitaur from the Octatrack and processing the Moog through the OT's effects. Parameter locks have been used on MIDI CC's to the Minitaur's VCF (Cutoff, Resonance & EG Amount).

Plus some samples from the Octatrack so it doesn't get too boring!"

3 Modules #15: Maths, Braids, Clouds

Published on Jul 15, 2017 Comparative Irrelevance

"Here are some more pleasant sounds to follow up on the idea I originally had for the previous episode: sending the SUM output from Maths into the internal quantizer on Braids, to create an evolving stepped sequence.

Patch notes:

Braids is in 3 x Sine wave mode, and the internal AD envelope is applied to the VCA, to create separated notes whenever the pitch changes. The quantizer is set to pentatonic minor. Towards the end you'll see that I'm reducing the bit depth and sample rate as well.

Maths' functions (ch. 1 and 4) are cycling slowly, and ch. 3 is patched into the cycle rate of both to serve as a "master tempo control". The sum output is sent to Braids' V/Oct input, which means that the ch. 1 and 4 attenuators set the range of notes, and ch. 2 offsets that range by a set amount.

Additionally Maths' other outputs are used to modulate Braids' timbre and color, and Clouds' position, size, blend (feedback, in this case), texture and freeze.

Clouds is in the standard granular delay mode, providing an ambient "bed of sound", to harmonize with the notes from Braids.

Thanks for watching!"

crossfade using 3xMIA & 3xVCA

Published on Jul 15, 2017 Happy Nerding

"3xMIA coupled with 3xVCA are used for crossfading between sine and sawtooth waves of the same oscillator. This particular crossfade case can be used to mimic Low Pass filter behavior, which is then shown on an arp line."

Machines Funk - an 85 BPM modular funk for eurorack synthesizer

Published on Jul 14, 2017 Luke Killen

"Today's patch is an exercise in funk."

New NNZD Music Toys: MOSTRO FM Synth

Published on Jul 12, 2017 Blanali

A new synth from a new maker, Neonized aka NNZD. The following are the details, Google translated, from Neonized:

"In recent years we have seen a small number of FM synthesizers appear in the market, that form of synthesis that dominated the eighties and thanks to its exponent the already classic Yamaha DX7 was part of the dominant sound in this decade. Their strings, their pianos and bass lines, are already part of the collective memory and have been present from pop and rock to soundtracks.

But the FM always had something that made difficult its permanence in the electronic music, the difficulty in its programming, and the little intuitive of its interface, the complexity of its sounds has always been one of its attractions, but in what to program it refers Has always been something of a dark art, it was not until the appearance of VST versions like the classic FM8 from Native Instruments that we were able to penetrate into their guts and exploit their possibilities.

With the appearance of some FM in recent years, such as the Korg Volca FM and the Yamaha Reface DX, some of these parameters have become more accessible, especially for the musician or composer who seeks to modulate the sound in an intuitive way As it does in the usual subtractive synthesizers, and above all in direct, in order to give a greater expressiveness to the instrument and also to music.

Synthesizer fm This is where the MOSTRO appears, made by OSS (Outer Space Sounds) a Start Up born in Barcelona, ​​but with a "foot" in Medellin (Colombia), and that is currently in prototype, but is in the last Stage before launching into a Kickstarter to have a commercial production. This small FM has a polyphony of 4 voices, LFO, Sub Oscillator plus a Delay and an included Glide, and most important, control in potentiometers of these parameters, which gives the flexibility and expressiveness of a conventional noun synthesizer, Even within the unpredictability that is usually the FM synthesis. Its size makes it portable, and although it still depends on being connected to a power outlet, this does not prevent it from being desirable in a live Setup where it can be controlled or controlled from its MIDI connections.

I had the opportunity to explore his sound, basically in a couple of small improvisations, one of them sequencing it externally. In the videos that are at the end of this article you can hear a little sound and precisely the malleability of this thanks to its controls, and that immediately made me think about their possibilities in the context of the live. Possibilities that in the version that will be launched finally will be many more to include the possibility of loopear internally as well as 4 CV Inputs and 1 CV Gate In, which immediately includes it in a set of analog synthesizers or even by its format, within a Eurorack!"

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