MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Buchla Sketch #11

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Oren Levy

"281r, 208c, 25s, 2OC, and 206r"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2 Analog Synthesizer SN 0332

via this auction

"This unit has been professionally maintained by techs in the Bay Area, and is in great condition. It has the firmware update professionally installed. More information on that upgrade can be found here. Among other things, this upgrade improves the tuning and allows for a greater degree of usability on the front panel of the synth. Included is the original OS chip, in case you would like to revert to the stock OS at some point.

It had a full keyboard assembly rebushing done a year ago, as well as a PSU upgrade (see external heat sink in photos), which allows for a more stable and cool operating temperature. At that time, the eletrolytic caps were changed, and all voices were tested and calibrated.

This unit has been taken very nice care of, and would make a beautiful addition to any studio or collection."

Korg Z-1 Multi Oscillator Synthesizer

via this auction

Alesis Ion Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Ion has 8-voice polyphony with 3 oscillators per voice, and is 4-part multi-timbral. It offers continuously variable wave shapes (sine waves can morph into square waves), plus osc-sync and FM synthesis. 16 filter types are included, along with two LFOs, Sample & Hold, and an Arpeggiator-all of which sync to MIDI clock. A powerful and intuitive modulation matrix is built in, as well as a 40-band vocoder that does not use up any polyphony. External stereo audio can be processed through the filters, effects, or the vocoder. A 160x160 graphic display provides instant visual feedback as a parameter is edited. Along with having 512 patch settings (all user-rewritable), the Ion has 64 multi-timbral setups. All parameters including arpeggiator settings are stored with each preset. The ION keyboard contains 49 velocity-sensitive keys, 4 analog outputs and 2 stereo analog inputs (all balanced and using 24-bit conversion), 4 individual insert effects, a stereo master multi-FX processor, and an internal universal power supply. Expression and sustain pedal ports as well as headphone jacks are also there. For those who want a versatile synth and can't afford the A6, this is the synth for you - arguably one of the best 'virtual-analog' synths for awesome, analogue-like sounds."

Tho things I wish Alesis included on the Ion were aftertouch and speed sensitive knobs. The resolution for filter cutoff is high, so it takes a few turns of the knob to fully open it up. It's a great sounding VA with three full oscillators.

modular and piano ambient session (Mutable instruments rings, 2hp TM + reface CP)

Published on Jul 31, 2017 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

This ambient track is about chance, the 2hp TM is strumming the MI rings module on a random basis, and I wanted the modular system to decide the tempo and mood of the track. So what I am doing here is simply following the cues from the Turing Machine when its triggering, my brain is literally being controlled by the random strokes and strums you are hearing.

Machine controlling man, it is so beautiful.

Current rack:

Modular: MI rings, sound source, LFO on brightness and damping. Penrose is quantizing MI rings notes coming in from the peaks, which is in LFO mode, and with a messy curve so sort of unpredictable. One rings channel goes into audio I/O the other through the morphagene for some glitchy time lag randomness.

I am as You can see controlling Penrose quantizer manually at times doing simple root note key changes... but other than that the melodies and tempo are completely random.

maths is the acting clock for this piece

Reface CP gets some processing from the catalinbread csidman and Strymon big-sky (not in picture). Transmisser, space spiral, and caverns for the modular.

Enjoy! BoooM!"

Synthi 100 + TB303 Devilfish + TR606

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Honeysmack

"Prep for tomorrow's performance with the EMS Synthi100 with my colleague Dr. Anthony Lyons.

Believe it will be the first time the Synthi100 will be sequenced by a TB303."

Also see: EMS Synthi 100 + TB303 Devilfish + TR606 [Upcoming Performance in Melbourne]

New Møffenzeef Mødular Jarmaggedøn Battery Powered Synth in a Jar

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Møffenzeef Mødular

via Møffenzeef Mødular




ROLAND FANTOM-S + OBERHEIM MATRIX Samples Reverb SYNC Analog Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Jul 31, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Reverb SYNC OBERHEIM Synth Collection Sample Pack"
Synthesizer / Sampler Demo by Rik Marston **100% No Talking!!**
**Watch in HD!!** **Turn it UP!!**

All samples demoed here are available NOW at:

Here is the budget-friendly Reverb SYNC OBERHEIM Synth Collection Sample Pack IN ACTION! MATRIX-6 & 1000
samples were loaded into the ROLAND FANTOM-S
They were then converted into CUSTOM PATCHES
for DEMO performance & for pleasure!! So easy to do!

Here is a list & time index of these custom DSI .WAV's in action!
OB TYRELL C4 @ 00:08
OB SURGE C5 @ 01:53
OB STRINGS 1 C4 @ 03:30
OB REZBASS 2 C3 @ 05:06
OB PAD 1 C4 @ 06:46
OB NAMBIA C5 @ 10:13
OB MOOGY C5 @ 11:23
OB BOSS C3 @ 12:48
OB ABRAXIS C4 @ 14:24
OB ABOVE C4 @ 16:23

So fun & SO THICK sounding on the ROLAND FANTOM-S!!
Remember these sample .WAV's can be LOADED INTO ANY DEVICE
that can READ .WAV files!! (DAWs, Samplers, Grooveboxes,
Synths, Drum Machines, Music Workstations, Apps...)
And it's CHEAP!!!!! UNDER $20!!! Save money & SOUND GREAT!!!!
All Samples demoed here are STEREO. After converting these samples
into a PATCH, only CHORUS & Reverb Hall were used.

BTW I designed these collections with 30+ years experience.
You will dig these .WAV collections for sure!!! :)

Thank you for watching!!!"

Korg DSS-1 Synthesizer and Sampler SN 001264

via this auction

CASIO CZ-101 Digital Phase Distortion Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is a very nice, vintage 1980's Casio CZ-101 keyboard, a cool, smaller version of the Casio CZ-1000/CZ-3000. The keyboard is in great condition electronically with normal usage scuffs.

Used by many famous bands (Erasure, Radiohead among others), it is a digital synth with great programming capabilities and a nice variety of analog-like traits and sounds. It is equipped with a 8-stage envelope design.

It uses Phase Distortion (PD) synthesis for the great sounds, similar to the Yamaha DX synthesizers. It also has four types of vibrato settings, a simple LFO-type section with triangle, square, ramp up or down waveforms as well as rate, depth and delay settings. Four Portamento adds classic glide effect.

It has oscillators with 4-note polyphony, a built-in noise and ring modulation and is MIDI equipped with 4 monophonic multitimbral parts.

You can create lots of new sounds, notably percussive sounds. Great for standard stage/studio work, the synth is very cool strapped as a guitar (it is also battery operated) for a stand-up stage performances.

The synth is in excellent working condition with all keys and functions operating correctly.

Sorry, my niece model and the strap do not come with the synth. :( :( "

Digitakt Techno Sessions #02: Simple Things (Straight Techno)

Published on Jul 31, 2017 umonox

"Heyja. In my second Techno Series with the Elektron Digitakt i wanted to create some simple and straight Techno. I've mainly used the stock Samples that come shipped with the Digitakt and i've used Resampling to "spice" them up.

I hope you like this Video. And if thats the case: Dont forget to leave me your like! And if you dont wanna miss whats coming next: Hit that Subscribe Button ;-)

All the best,

Part 1 here.

Audio Damage Phosphor 2 - alphaSyntauri Based iPad Synth Now Available

Now available on iTunes.

You can find two video demos of Audio Damage's Phosphor 2 just posted here.

Details follow:

"Phosphor is an unique instrument modeled on the alphaSyntauri, a vintage digital additive synth from the early 80s. The original alphaSyntauri required an Apple //e to operate, but we've gone ahead and eliminated the middle-man, and now you can have this classic digital synth in your iOS device, no 5.25" floppy drive necessary!

Featuring two additive oscillators (with the original 16 partial complement of the alphaSyntauri, or optionally with 32 or 64 partials), each with its own amp envelope, Phosphor's topology closely follows the alphaSyntauri, while adding many modern features such as full velocity control, a much more extensive modulation routing system, tempo synced LFOs, a pair of delays, and two monophonic modes. The noise and oscillators are able to work in the original alphaSyntauri "low-resolution" modes, or can be run in modern high-resolutions. Phosphor can accurately model the original sounds of the alphaSyntauri, yet still provide new paths for sonic exploration.


• Two complete oscillator/envelope sections modeled on the original topology of the alphaSyntauri.

• Each set of partials can run in "lo-fi" mode, emulating the gritty digital voicing of original, or in a modern mode for alias-free sines.

• The noise can be either "lo-fi" digital shift-register noise per the original, or modern white noise.

• Two complete delay sections with LP/HP filtering and cross-feedback.

• Two tempo-syncable LFOs with multiple modulation destinations.

• A large complement of presets included that show off the extensive sound generating capabilities of Phosphor, including some famous alphaSyntauri presets directly ported from the original.

• XML preset system, with copy-to-clipboard, for sharing presets in forums and with your friends.

• AudioUnits V3 version for use in all AUv3 hosts, like AudioBus 3, AUM, BeatMaker 3, Cubasis 2, GarageBand, etc.

• Standalone version (with full single-panel UI) with Inter-App Audio and BlueTooth MIDI capability.

• iPhone version coming soon!"

Ensoniq MR Rack - Exploring the Presets - MVM #83

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse Mondays! On this episode we're going to be checking out the Ensoniq MR Rack. Let's check it out.."


Modular Synths The Core of the Synth Walkthrough LMNC

Published on Jul 31, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"These two boxes form the main part of my synth, these two i take everywhere without fail, aswell as a korg ms10..... then other peripherals and whatever.

I did this video due to lots of people asking, and ive been working on a few big projects recently that arent quite done yet!!! ooh and also was in ireland messing around with moooooogs :O.

over time these two boxes have gradually become more and more PCB's purely down to reliability, however its still about 50/50 pcb/proto board!.

the filter i said about is this one.....
with a stripboard layout, it was my first synth module i ever built and i highly recommend it to anybody with a bit of soldering knowledge, but doesnt know where to start with modulars!"

Audio Damage Phosphor 2 For iOS Demos

Published on Jul 31, 2017 redskylullaby

Update: Looks like it is now available on iTunes.

"Demo of Phosphor 2 by Audio Damage
played on CME XKey Air bluetooth midi keyboard"

Audio Damage Phosphor 2 For iOS - Sound Demo Of A Dirty Digital Synth

Published on Jul 31, 2017 SYNTH ANATOMY

Sub 37 and Voyager

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Dimitrios Sismanis

"First go with the Moog Voyager and Sub 37. Sub 37 through FreqBox, Clusterflux and EQD Avalanche Run. Voyager through Strymon Timeline and Big Sky for bass."

In the beginning - New PPG Infinite Demo and Details

Third video added to the main post here.

Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer S³-6R Ver.3 Sound Preview

Published on Jul 31, 2017 R-MONO Lab

"The S³-6R is originally developed by The Synth-Sennin (The Hermit Wizard of Synthesizer) who was once a sound engineer of the Company "R". It is innovative digital synthesizer which is clearly different from general analog modeling synthesizer.

Individual synthesis based on original phase control and modulation thinking (aa-Phase Modulation). Driving in High-Resolution (24bit/96kHz) and 6-Polyphonic. Also it is a feature that very low alias noise even if extreme modulation. It adopts a Raspberry Pi as a platform.

Version 3 Additional Functions
• Oscillator Type (Including LSd-Triangle)
• Ripple-LFO
• Filter Shape Mutator"


via this auction

Note the stand attachment underneath the synth. Never seen one before. Anyone know if it's a factory mod or custom?

Original Vintage Moog Minimoog Model D with MIDI

via this auction

"Original Vintage Moog Minimoog Model D with MIDI

The unit is in very good condition from a non-smoking home and works perfectly

MIDI version of the original Minimoog Model D
Monophonic analog synthesizer with the 3 voltage-controlled oscillators and white/pink noise, which allow for an incredibly rich sound
4-pole low-pass filter with cutoff, resonance, ADS envelope, and keyboard tracking control
Mod and pitch wheels on the left-hand control

Some minor scratches on exterior (see the photos)
Fully tested, works fine, amazing sound!"

【2017.07.11 takane EABL modular synthesizer live qu:artz @Contact Tokyo】

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Takane Eabl

"【2017.07.11 takane EABL modular synthesizer live qu:artz @Contact Tokyo】モジュラーシンセサイザー"

Bitranger Bastl Instruments & Earthquaker devices-Interstellar Orbiter & Eventide-Space

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Dziam Bass

"Bitranger Bastl Instruments & Earthquaker devices-Interstellar Orbiter & Eventide-Space"


Published on Jul 31, 2017 once upon a synth

"Pairing the classic Moog Prodigy with the Sovtek / Electro-Harmonix Small Stone pedal. The Prodigy is a vintage monophonic analog synthesizer. The Small Stone is a vintage analog phaser guitar pedal. Together they blend nicely into an evolving warm nostalgic vintage tone. Will they pair? You bet!"

Ceem three

Published on Jul 31, 2017 UncertainMusicCorps

"Short study in generative polyphony. Shapeshifter provides duophonic pad, augmented by chord mode on osc 1. Braids plus processing gives a lead voice. DC adds some subtle sonic distress. Wotja is the glue that holds it all together."

Wotja 2017 Generative Music for iOS

The original version of Wotja was first featured with the Apple Watch back in 2015. It was again featured in 2016 in this modular video by UncertainMusicCorps.

Details on Wotja 2017 via iTunes:

"Looking to create beautiful royalty-free "ambient" music and/or new melody ideas? Need an aid to relaxation & sleep? Get Wotja 2017! Users say: "Best generative music app", "best MIDI composition tool in my toolkit", "hands down the best generative software that I have ever used", "Love Wotja!".

Wotja 2017 is the paid for version of Wotja and has the same capabilities as Wotja (Unlocked). It has no In-App Store, no In-App Subscriptions and will be updated in tandem with the subscription version up until the end of 2017. If you want *further updates* after this time you would need to purchase the *next* paid for version.

Alternatively, get the FREE version of Wotja and purchase one of the In-App Subscription tiers. These are: Wotja (Unlocked) or, for extended Music Play Times, a range of specialist "Wotja XT" tiers.

Mixing, composing & designing YOUR OWN custom generative music can be creatively rewarding on so many levels. It's like enjoying freshly brewed coffee; there's nothing quite like it.

You don't need to be a musician to enjoy Wotja and anyone can learn to master its power - see our helpful video tutorials!

• Create & record high quality, royalty-free totally custom generative music such as ambient, drone, relaxation, mindfulness, sleep, soundscape, experimental, EDM
• Create melodies using "Text-to-Music"; use text in ANY language and/or emoji
• Help break writer's block with new ideas for lyrics, songs, poems, haiku, stories, copy writing etc.
• Experiment with generative (MIDI) music composition & sound design
• Drive other MIDI synths via MIDI Out
• Just relax!

• Up to 48 independent content cells in 12 tracks for mixing/generative cell sequencing
• Hundreds of customisable "generative music" templates & associated sound designs
• "IME" Generative MIDI Music Engine with over 130 user-editable parameters including "Text-to-Music"
• "ISE" Sound Engine with powerful multi-unit modular synth, FX, General MIDI set + high quality SF2 files (use your own, too)
• "ITE" Cut-up Text Engine with support for word locking, syllables, word alternatives, 5 source fields, user editable word library & word bank
• ISE Network Editor for designing custom synth networks
• 1 hour Music Play Time (actually 8 hr 53 min for Wotja *2017*)
• Make + export/share mixdown recordings (48Khz Stereo WAV, MIDI)
• Create shareable play lists of mixes
• Adjust mix tempo, root, randomisation settings etc.
• Use add on content Paks that include WAV/Ogg loops & SF2
• Multi-channel MIDI out via CoreMIDI & Virtual MIDI
• Support for Inter-App Audio & Audiobus 2/3
• Support for iCloud & iCloud Drive
• Open Noatikl & Mixtikl files
• So much more… see our website!"

Dreadbox Abyss Review

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Ask.Audio

"The latest hardware release from Dreadbox is a 4-voice analog synth monster that is much more than a regular polyphonic instrument. JAde Wii finds out what's lurking inside."

Future Retro Transient Tutorial Effects

Published on Jul 31, 2017 FutureRetroSynths

"In this video we take a look at the digital Effects section of the Transient drum module. Here we can apply Companding, Distortion, and Bit Crushing."

How to learn Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer: FM synthesis – Sound Design Vibe

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Power DX7

"This FM synthesis tutorial series will analyse the DX7 factory patch, Vibe. Part 1 will cover algorithm, feedback and oscillator.

Please note that although my tutorials use the DX7 for FM sound design, what you’ve learnt here can be applied to any FM synthesizers, including Yamaha dx7 vst and plug-ins such as Dexed, FM7 and FM8."

Microkorg XL, Volcas Sample & Keys

Published on Jul 31, 2017 marsupialmicron

"Recorded with a mini Kaoss Pad S2. Video with Smartphone by my daugther. Sorry for the wrong keys, still too small for me"

Modular Jam : The Long Ride Home : Tides, Elements, Clouds, Frames, Peaks, 4ms SMR, WMD Tool-Box

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Mike Thomas

Finally got around to experimenting with a sequential switch and CV mixing to create some movement in a musical line. Nothing amazing, but it worked nicely."

Korg MS20 Duophony

Published on Jul 31, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Vintage MK1 MS20 sequenced by an Elektron Analog Four using the two CV outputs to send different pitches to the two VCO's on the MS20.
The MS20 is processed by the Analog Four's effects."

Christopher Kah - Session XII with the Elektron DIGITAKT x Roland TR-8 x Jomox T-Resonator II

Published on Jul 31, 2017 HighWav

"When an instrument allows you to multiply the strength of another !
The T-Resonator pushes the Roland​ TB-03 to another level !
Fat & Loud ! 🙌🔥🙌🔥
#instinctive #spontaneity
100% Machines. No Laptop. TOTAL IMPROVISATION.


Vocoder Roundup - Roland Boutique VP-03, MicroKORG, Xils V+, Digitech Talker

Published on Jul 31, 2017 Starsky Carr

"A look at some vocoding options:

Dedicated FX - Digitech Talker
Synth with Vocoder - MicroKORG
'Vintage' Vocoder - Roland Boutique VP-03
Software - Xils-Lab V+

1:43 General observations and comments
4:52 Roland Boutique VP-03
7:02 MicroKORG 37
11:37 Digitech Talker
13:22 XIls vs Boutique
15:53 Xils-Lab V+
19:56 Just the sounds"

The Eternal Expanse

Published on Jul 31, 2017 davidryle

"Trying my hand at building choir sounds with various synthesizers.

The opening part is a JV-1080 mellotron choir. Then I built a soprano 'banshee' style choral sound with heavily modulated vco's from the Mos Lab 901 trio into the 904-A filter, an Encore frequency shifter and Behringer DD400 delay.

I introduce some noise from the Sputnik WCRS and a Q110. The drone synth part is next from the Prophet '08 with a stacked fast eighth note pattern in the background. Then I played the chord progression from the System 8 as a controller to the OB-6 and JV-1080. The melody over the top is the Deepmind 12 and Erebus.

Finally I bring up the last chorus part from the 5U modular. This is formed from a pair of Q960 step sequencers playing two patterns of three vco's each through a Moogah SEM filter. It is sent to a Modcan 73B dual delay in flange/chorus mode modulated by a Yusynth quadrature LFO. The audio signal from the filter is routed through the Strymon Blue Sky reverb in mod/plate mode before going to the delay.
The loud boom is the Waldorf MicroQ."


Published on Jul 31, 2017 Plankton Elec

"Bass line with stereo delay and compression."

64 Steps of Electronica

Published on Jul 31, 2017 BoBeats

"Part 3 of 4 in my Cabin series. In this episode I showcase an electronica jam that I made just using 64 steps on the Elektron Digitakt."

All parts here.

Henrik & Rolands - More Acid 2017 Part II (Live TB-303, TR-606, TR-909, SH-101, MC-202)

Published on Jul 30, 2017 henrikthedj

"Taking the old machines for a spin... Same old thing... If any audiophiles wants to complain about the noise; tough luck... these machines are noisy... Recorded July 2017..."

Emerging From The 5th Dimension

The above is a track from Motion Soundscape featuring all of their scaper series iOS apps, SynthScaper, SoundScaper and FieldScaper.

Patch n Tweak

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