MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Boogie Woogie on the Prophet 6 synthesizer

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Tom Loncaric

"Boogie Woogie piano"

Oberheim Xpander, Classic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Future Retro Revolution R2 303 Clone Synthesizer / Sequencer

via this auction

"This is the grey metal R2 version with an updated PC board design using a new RAM chip which extends the internal back up battery life to more than 10 years and includes OS version 2.0."

Synthchaser #077 - ARP Omni 2 Phaser Repair

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Synth Chaser

"In wrapping up the restoration of an ARP Omni 2, I noticed the sound was ever so slightly off. Together we track down the problem and repair the culprit delay line on the phaser board of the synthesizer.

Parts used in this video are available at my website. I also repair and restore ARPs and other vintage synths for customers around the world."

Dualtrx - Live Sessions // 14 (Moog Mother96, Korg Volca Beats, Arturia Beatstep Pro)

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Dualtrx

"Hello guys. It's time for a new episode of ...? ...yes, you guessed it, Live Sessions.

This time i used ARTURIA Beatstep Pro to trigger Elements, Peaks and ADM014 from Audio Damage, Inc..
First drone is made with the beloved Mother32 from Moog Music Inc., three of them in sync and hold by the Keystep.
Bassline by Circuit from Novation. Hats from the little KORG Volca Beats. And the final mixdown with Presonus 16.0.2."

Knobcon Announces Seminar Lineup Including Whiskey Tasting: A Primer

I see the whiskey leprechaun in green on the far right. :)

Joking aside, here are the seminar details via Knobcon (and yes there really will be a Whiskey one):

"Knobcon announces workshop lineup

It wouldn’t be a true convention without informative seminars and workshops and Knobcon has two full days of them. From question-and-answer sessions with synth pioneers like Tom Oberheim to learning how to solder and build your own synthesizer, Knobcon has something for all synth enthusiasts.

Saturday, September 9 2017

The Basics of Synthesis
Marc Doty, the undisputed king of YouTube synthesiser videos, provides as comprehensive a primer about synthesis which could be reasonably expected to fit in ninety minutes.

Random Applications in Electronic Music
Jon Sonnenberg demonstrates the various ways that randomness and probability can be harnessed in electronic music production and performance.

Michael Boddicker: Ask Me Anything
Mr. Boddicker has been a session musician and film composer for over four decades, working on countless recordings you’ve certainly heard from Michael Jackson to No Doubt. Moderated by Suit & Tie Guy.

Whiskey Tasting: A Primer
Winston Edwards of Texas-based Balcones Distilling gives a crash course in how to taste whiskey in a critical environment. Must be 21 to participate.

Sunday, September 10 2017

Harald Bode: Innovator Unsung
Marc Doty presents an exploration of one of the least-known yet most-relevant inventors in the field of electronic music technology. You won't believe how much this guy impacted your life.

A History of Reverberation in Recorded Music
William Beith maps out how reverberation developed in recorded music in the twentieth century and describes the mechanics behind the ambience. He is Chicagoland's very own plate reverb craftsman, having built plates for many facilities including Van Halen's 5150 Studios.

Tom Oberheim: Ask Me Anything
The legend opens himself up to your questions. Maybe you’d like to know "why paddles?" or “Why eight voices instead of seven?” Here's your chance. Moderated by Suit & Tie Guy.

BBoy Tech Report LIVE
Corry Banks takes to the digital airwaves for a live broadcast of his beloved music production podcast."


P.S. Haven't had an opportunity to use the synth booze label on the site in a while. :)

Audulus Tutorial Livestream: Knobcon Synth

Streamed live 59 minutes ago audulus

"This livestream will be about the fundamentals of semi-modular synthesis. It will be a great place to learn for total beginners, but also a good resource for those who are new to Audulus or want to understand more about how it works."

New Tasty Chips GR1 Demos

These spotted and sent in via Atomic Shadow.

Follow-up to this post.

ALM Akemie’s Castle Dual FM Oscillator

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The ALM Busy Circuits Akemie’s Castle is a dual VCO that utilizes Yamaha IC’s to achieve 4 Operator digital FM. Each of the module’s operators features independent waveform sections, a frequency multiplier, and both manual and remote level controls. Each of the operators can be combined in various ways across the oscillator sections, which can be further combined with independent feedback control settings on each VCO. All of this combined produces an incredibly wide range of available sounds.

Available here:"

MATRIXSYNTH Members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!


Published on Aug 25, 2017 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2017 by AnalogAudio1

You can buy these patches - read the description for further details (scroll down).

Synthesizer demo of the classic analog synthesizer SCI Prophet-5 rev. from 1984. In this movie I play some of my own sounds - on some sounds I used a bit delay (Korg SDD-3000) and reverb effects (Yamaha SPX900).



Would you like to have these sounds for your Prophet-5?

M!--more-->The professional "ANALOGAUDIO1 PROPHET-5 SOUNDSET" includes 40 top notch patches (sounds). All kinds of pads, fat basses, fat leads and FX (in one word: everything you hear in the video and more). You can load it into every Prophet-5 wich has the tape interface.

As an experienced synth player, programmer and composer I created these patches for professional use. Also included is a patch list (PDF).

The "ANALOGAUDIO1 PROPHET-5 SOUNDSET" costs 17.99 Euros, payment is via Paypal. If you want to buy it, send a message to

You will always get an answer within 12 hours. If not, check your spam folder(s). After payment you will get the bank (including a patch list and loading instructions) to your email address.

Buying this patch bank you purchase the right to freely use these sounds in your music, releases and gigs. Of course you can also modify the patches if needed - it's finally for your music and creativity. Any other use is not allowed (like sharing, reselling, making sample packs, including them in patch collections - you get the idea)."

Roland Boutique 60 second sessions (TR-09 & JP-08)

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Calle Nilsson

"Roland Boutique jam session 60 seconds recorded with the Roland Go:Mixer to iPhone 7."


Published on Aug 25, 2017 synths colors

No External Effect Added, As Usual...
Ningún Efecto Externo Añadió, Como De Costumbre...
Nessun Effetto Esterno Aggiunto, Come Al Solito...
Keine Externe Effekt Hinzugefügt, Wie Üblich...
Nenhum Efeito Externo Adicional, Como De Costume...
brak efektu zewnętrznego dodał jak zwykle ...
καμία εξωτερική επίδραση προστίθεται ως συνήθως ...
нет внешний эффект не добавлено, как обычно ...
Ingen extern effekt tillagt, som vanligt ...
Aucun Effet Externe Ajouté, Comme D'habitude...

Circuit Bending as an Aesthetic Phenomenon by Jørgen Skjulstad

Jørgen Skjulstad wrote in to let us know about his Master thesis on Circuit Bending. For those unfamiliar with Circuit Bending, or those that simply dismiss it, this should give you a better understanding of the history and aesthetic behind it. You can download and read Jørgen Skjulstad's thesis here. Below are two playlists from Jørgen, one featuring the Yamaha PSS-270, and one the Casio SK-1.

To circuit bend is to open up low voltage keyboards and toys, and apply random connections to their circuits to make them produce new sounds. The term was coined by Qubais Reed Ghazala. This text seeks to show why circuit bending can be considered an aesthetic phenomenon. This is done by giving it an historical background, and by relating it to aesthetic theories and practices. In order to show the practical part of circuit bending, four experiments are carried out. First, three workshops document circuit bending in different contexts. Then, the circuit bending a of Casio SK-1 keyboard is documented, and its new sounds and playability are analyzed. The aesthetic theories and practical experiments will in turn be used to explain why circuit bending can be considered an aesthetic phenomenon, to place it in the field of music and art, and to explain why this interdiscicplinary practice can be valuable for finding new ideas in music and technology.

'Jacket Like You Mean It' - Gist

Published on Aug 24, 2017 ngarjuna

"'Jacket Like You Mean It'
A good jacket never goes out of style
Produced by ngarjuna
© 2017 Acid Coast

Gist is
ngarjuna - talkbox, vocals, synthesizers, drums
Rich Prewett - guitars

New Gist album Halloween 2017!"

Let's Play with MV08

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Tim Webb

"MV08 is a new drum machine app based on the TR-808 that distinguishes itself by including parameter locks! There were a lot of difficulties in recording this, as it did not get along with my recording software, but fortunately the footage is smooth! My birthday is in August, and I would like corals for my birthday. If you've enjoyed this series please consider making a gift by becoming a Patreon: If you'd prefer to help on a monthly basis, instead of per video, there is a monthly Patreon campaign:

If you'd prefer to make a one-time gift, I would make great use of gift cards this coral shops ( my email tim@ the most obvious domain name that comes to mind ):

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

iTunes: MV08 - MVStudio

1980 Roland SVC-350 "Have a say in your sound" Ad

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the full write-up.

"Roland SVC-350 vocoder 'Have a say in your sound' full colour advertisement from page 91 in the July 1980 issue of International Musician and Recording World."






New Tasty Chips GR1 Pricing

This one was spotted and sent in via Atomic Shadow.

€749 for early bird orders, €799 for 1st batch orders, and €849 for second. In US, that would roughly translate to $893, $953, and $1012 respectively. The prices of course would likely be adjusted for import/export fees.

See this post for previous details.

In the Studio - Fun With Analog Stacking

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Gedemondas

"Sometimes it's fun to stack a bunch of analog monosynths (and a couple of digital polyphonic ones) into one super-stack and mess around on the master MIDI keyboard, in this case a Native Instruments KK S61. For more actual music, click here!"

Roland D-50, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, OSC OSCar, Roland SH-101, JP-8080, & TR-909, Korg Minilogue & MS-20, and a Moog Prodigy.

Erica Synths Fusion Drone System Now Available

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Erica Synths

"Fusion Drone System is here for those who want to explore the dark territories of the sound, where only few have stepped in."

via Erica Synths

"August 25, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that Erica Synths Fusion Drone System is now available!

Fusion Drone System is here for those, who want to explore the dark territories of the sound, where only few have stepped in. Vacuum tube based Erica Synths Fusion Series modules are the basis of the system, while Black Modulator and Black Envelope Generator add plenty of modulation and noise generation possibilities. 43 patchpoints for extensive experiments in sound design, all analogue signal and CV path to create the drones of massive power. Want solid bassline with great 1V/oct tracking? Use CV/Gate sequencer or keyboard and you have it! Erica Synths Fusion Drone System brings distinct and powerful sound into eurorack.
Fusion Drone System includes:
• Fusion VCO
• Fusion Ringmodulator v2
• Fusion VCF v2
• Black Modulator
• Black 8-Multi
• Black VCA v2
• Black EG
• Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble
• 104HP One Row Skiff case
• 20 patch cables

Price: 1960€ (ex. VAT)."

JunkieXL: Modular Synthesis (Part 3) - Studio Time: S2E20

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Junkie XL

"Our third and final look into modular synthesis breaks down last week's performance - all the patches, instruments, effects, and more!"

All parts here.

The Analogue Solutions Fusebox Overview Videos by Marc Doty aka AutomaticGainsay

Published on Aug 25, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Analogue Solutions Fusebox, a fully-analog three-oscillator monosynth.

Please support Automatic Gainsay by contributing to the creation of these videos via Patreon:"

The Analogue Solutions Fusebox Part 1: Oscillator 1

More to come...

Spaced (SE-02 JX-03 JU-6 TR-8)

Published on Aug 25, 2017 sprunging for voltage

"Heavy duty bass courtesy of the Roland/Studio Electronics SE-02, among various #synthing sounds from the JX-03 and JU-06. The TR-8 and Drumbrute lend their percussive talents to the mix as well. Enjoy some low jam slow jams away from the DAW."


via this auction

Roland SH-101 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Not only is this baby in 100% perfect working condition, it is in truly beautiful, LIKE NEW, collector quality cosmetic condition. From a smoke-free home with no writings, stickers, scratches, cracks, water damage, etc. anywhere. Keys are milky white, looking like they have never been used. Even small scratches that normally occur from regular use are limited, if there at all."

Novation Bass Station Synthesizer w/ Extras SN 0004262

via this auction

"Original Novation Bass Station synthesizer. Don't let the name fool you, it can churn out some great leads as well. It's small size and ability to run on batteries make it great for the electronic musician on the go."

Roland RS-09 Analogue String/Organ Synth w/ Original Case

via this auction

2XB303 August 2017 Update. Better Sound! More waves

Published on Aug 25, 2017 BEATS N BOBS

Coming to iOS. Some humanoid for Stakker fans at 1:08.

At 1:30.

Previous 2XB303 posts.

Faceoff - Korg Arp Odyssey fs vs. MFB Dominion 1

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Cave Way

"Here folks we have a good ol' fashioned synth grudge match. In one corner we have the Korg Arp Ody FS sporting 2 Osc's that can sear and funk with the best of them, and in the other corner we have the slippery when wet Dominion 1 capable of modulating space and time.... possibly even lunch... Who will win? I'm not sure, but I know your face will lose when it begins to melt. Hope you enjoy!"

KORG MS-10 + OTO MACHINES BAM ~ Will They Pair? Ep.26

Published on Aug 25, 2017 once upon a synth

"Pairing the Korg MS-10 with the OTO Machines BAM. The MS-10 is a vintage analog monophonic synthesizer from Korg made in the 80s. The BAM is a modern reverb effects unit made by OTO Machines in France. Together they pair quite nicely. The BAM is based on 70s/80s classic reverbs like the old lexicons. It adds a lovely smooth reverb which complements the simple vintage tone of the MS-10."

Serge Modular System - August 1, 2017

Published on Aug 25, 2017 batchas

Serge Paperface '78 - TKB fun

Published on Aug 25, 2017 batchas

"Enjoying the new calibration I did a few days ago on all 1v/oct controllable sound sources.
I recorded the all session in 7 snippets to share here with you. It's obviously not about the way I play it, but simply about the sound this original Serge Paperface System is capable of producing (of course there's reverb added after the mixer) and the possibilities given by the capacitive touch-sensitive keys of the Touch Keyboard Sequencer

I just like this kind of sounds and the organic, accoustic touch given by the TKB, even in very simple patches as this one here."

Late Summer jam - Intua BeatMaker 3 with Moog Mother 32 and Korg Volca Keys

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Peter Chers

"hybrid setup with software groovebox BeatMaker 3 and hardware synthesizers (Moog Mother 32, Korg Volca Keys). M5 Line 6 used as effect processor."

iTunes: BeatMaker 3 - INTUA

Jean-Michel Jarre Plays The Schmidt

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Schmidt-Synthesizer

"Jean-Michel Jarre plays his Schmidt-Synthesizer. He uses one of the Dual-Filters for a phasing effect."

Quick nostalgia review - The Complete Guide to Synthesizers, Sequencers and Drum Machines - 1985

Published on Aug 25, 2017 Espen Kraft

You can find it on Amazon here. I also added it to the book thumbnails above.

"A quick review of a book that had colossal impact on me in 1985 as a young teenager looking to buy my first synth.

The complete guide to Synthesizers, Sequencers and Drum Machines by Dean Friedman.
I read it for hours each day, memorizing each word about the synths he goes through in the book.
I finally decided upon the Akai AX-80, pretty much because of his opinion in the book.
In 1987 the book disappeared, and now after 30 years I've got it back thanks to a member of a Facebook synth group.
It's so much fun going through this book again and many of the synths that were very new at the time the book was written has since became classics and the author was right in some of his predictions back then, and in some cases he was not.

If you have the chance to pick it up online or elsewhere I highy suggest you do so as it is so much fun to read. Even more so today than back then maybe.

The two tracks you hear in the background is from my album Those Days and you can find that on Bandcamp, Soundcloud (singles) and on all streamin platforms like Spotify and iTunes.

Listen to more of my music on:"

Percussa SSP Eurorack Kickstarter Poly Synth Demo #1

Published on Aug 24, 2017 PERCUSSA

Currently on Kickstarter. In case you missed it Percussa's upcoming SSP just reached their first stretch goal, and is onto their next.

"NEW demo for Percussa SSP #eurorack #modularsynth Kickstarter - 4 voice poly synth built using 4x Wavetable Osc, 4x ADSR, 1x LFO, Global Delay/Reverb. Each WT Osc is in unison/cloud and is duplicated 3x so in total that's 12 WT Oscs running in parallel. The WT Oscs XYZ parameters are modulated by the LFO. The Akai MPK is a USB MIDI Class device connected via the USB Host port to the synthesis engine. Learn more at and help us spread the word!"

Casio VL-Tone improvisation by Raymond Castile

Published on Aug 25, 2017 raycastile

"My very first electronic instrument was a Casio VL-Tone (or Casio VL-1, both names are on the instrument). I was just a little kid and already in love with Vangelis, Wendy Carlos, John Carpenter and other synth players. So my parents bought me this little toy synth, either for my birthday or Christmas. I played with that thing night and day. I made avant-garde tape recordings, thinking I was Vangelis recording Beaubourg. That was the only electronic instrument I had until I turned 16, when my grandmother bought me an organ.

The Casio VL-Tone in this video is the very same one from my childhood. I dug it up last night to see if it still works. Yes it does. I plugged it into my mixer, added some effects, and was surprised at how good it sounded. So tonight I recorded this.

The only two instruments are the Roland Juno 60 providing the arpeggio and the Casio VL-Tone providing the lead. I've got some Lexicon and Valhalla effects to fill out the sound and add some texture.

I doubt I will use the VL-Tone again for a recording like this, but it was fun to do this time."

the analog therapy: take a break ! (modular tekno/breakbeat on the fly)

Published on Aug 24, 2017 analog therapy TV pirate

"this is my last ambient to tekno to break to drone improv ^^ made with my plumbutter + my eurorack travel case, my lorre mill double knot and my analog4 just for control the clocks, cv's and gates. enjoy ! ;)"


Published on Aug 24, 2017 SHINGA Instant techno

Custom white faced Roland TB-3 on the right. Curious if the notes line up correctly.

#rolandboutique #60secondsessions 6

Published on Aug 24, 2017 sprunging for voltage

"Entry number 6 for the Roland 60 Second Sessions contest. The SE-02 is on bass duty. The JU-06 plays the long-winded chordy drone, and the JX-03 plays some scratchy lead tones. The TR-8 works some minimal percussion. A full version of this jam has been recored and will be posted soon. Enjoy and good luck to everyone that entered the contest!"

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