MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tiny NINTENDO by lo-fi ROBOT Boy

And for those that prefer SoundCloud:

"Techno tune produced entirely on the Nintendo DSi using the KORG DS-10+ synthesizer/drum machine.

The 1-bar components were composed while sitting on ferry boats. The final track was assembled while sitting on the pot.

released August 30, 2017
Music: lo-fi ROBOT Boy
Art: Paul FitzZaland"

YAMAHA DX7 II FM Synthesizer (1987) - 80s action movie style track - Miami Vice

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: YAMAHA DX7 II FD with E! expansion. (1987)
recording: multi-tracking without midi

I play the DX7 II in split and octal mode. You can play 8 different sounds simultaneously.

RetroSound home:"

Access Virus TI Snow

Published on Aug 30, 2017

Access Virus TI Polar Keyboard

via this auction

Flight of the Fractyler (Circuit Mono Station & Rhythm Wolf)

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Download the audio track for FREE here-
In this track, I have the Wolf's Synth Out routed into the Circuit Mono Station's audio input. The Wolf bass is playing a different melody than the C-Mono, so there is some trippy layering going on. There is a lot of the Filter Overdrive, so the different mixer sources start distorting in interesting ways. The ending gets really twisted so stay tuned to the end! Both instruments where recorded into Logic and mixed with EQ, compression & a bit of verb!"

New SynthTech E370 at Control Event

via @selgart

"Heard the first working SynthTech E370 at @ctrl_mod this evening. Sounds fantastic, as does the E352."

If you missed it, you can find the livestream for the event here. You can find all posts on the E370 here.

Zodiac of Light | Beatstep Pro, Metasonix D1000, Cocoquantus

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"While I am at Bauhaus doing weird performance stuff, here's something different: I got a crisp new Beatstep Pro from Arturia and hooked it up to my live rig. Its running the new firmware, which is a breeze once installed. The Beatstep controls the D1000 and the reset on the loops on the Coco.
My music:"

New Percussa SSP Granular Processor V1 Demos and an Update

Percussa has two new audio demos on their Kickstarter page.

The following are the details minus the audio demos. You'll need to click through above to get to them.

"Thanks again to all backers for the enthousiasm and support! Only a few days left to back the campaign, so if you want an Percussa SSP Eurorack module act now :)

I've been working on a version 1 implementation of a granular processor for the Percussa SSP and Engine. This could be the basis for the granular processor mentioned in Stretch Goal #2. Check out the audio demos below:

Technical details about the audio demos:

Allesgrain. (minijackxoloti & op-1)

Servando Barreiro
Published on Aug 30, 2017

Teenage Engineering OP-1 & axoloti software environment used to program a quad granular synth plus low-pass / hi-pass filter.

Update: some additional info on Axoloti via Servando:

"Axoloti It’s a standalone board in which you can program audio effects, synthesizers, midi/cv sequencers and almost any low latency / high quality (24/48) audio gadget you can imagine.

To program the chip you use a graphical programming environment that resembles in a way to puredata / reaktor or a virtual modular synthesizer. This board it’s open-hardware / Open-source, so there are lots of ready made amazing synths & effects to play around with.

the axoloti patch I’m running in this video it’s a 'performance granular synthesizer'. It does Live sampling via audio input and has four different granulators with different characteristics (static / dynamic) and additional lowpass / hipass filters to enhance even more the sonic difference between the granulators. This patch done in 1 Hr was inspired by some vaporware (just a 3d render) granular synth. For more info you can visit"

You can also see the Axoloti label below for other posts featuring the Axoloti.

Roland VP-03 Boutique Vocoder Features and Review

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"If you would like to support me, a great way to do that is to grab a copy of my latest album, Beyond Theory, or any of the albums I have available here..."

Moog Sonic Six Analog Synthesizer - Fully Serviced

via this auction

"Fully Serviced Moog Sonic Six in 100% functional condition.

Internally, the power supply has been rebuilt, all electrolytic and tantalum capacitors replaced and various internal trim pots replaced for better stability. Also, the key bushings were replaced and all switches, pots and the keybed buss bar and j-wires were cleaned. It is fully calibrated and the tuning has been scaled.

Cosmetically, it has some replacement knobs and slider caps, but they all fit properly. There are a few light scratches, a small scrape near the left latch, and a small piece of plastic broke off of the IEC power jack but it doesn't structurally affect the jack at all."

Heath Club Micro Game Analog Synth on a Rope

via this auction

LL Electronics Rozzbox One V2 Synth

via this auction

Roland Juno 106 Vintage Analog Synth SN 580770 w/ Custom Wood Side Panels

via this auction

"Roland juno 106 vintage analog synth CHECKED AND SERVICED juno-106 SN #580770"

Ob Nord, Ob Süd... Live Mix mit Nordlead 4R, Digitakt und Co.

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Ob Nord, ob Süd, ob Ost, ob West, das Leben ist ein Fest...

If North, if South, if West or East, Life is a Beauty Beast ..

erster Versuch mit "all in" Midi im Digitakt und ( 4x ) NORDLEAD"

Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices Live Stream w/ Synthesis Technology

Control Synthesizers & Electronic Devices
Streamed live 2 hours ago

This is the livestream for today's event with Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology and MOTM (announced here).

"Location & Hours:
416 Lorimer St #1R Brooklyn, NY 11206
Open Everyday 12PM-8PM

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

We specialize in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."

Historical Moog Modular Synthesizer "Performance" From 1969

Leonard Bernstein: Young People's Concerts Vol. 2 | Bach Transmogrified

Marius Buia
Published on Oct 9, 2015

"Original Broadcast: April 27, 1969"

Comes in after 15:10. Switched on Bach gets a mention. Unfortunately the "performance" is moor of a "pose" with a pre-recording on tape by Walter Sear. Still fun to watch, especially the kids' reactions, or lack thereof for some. Note the system is powered on, as you can see the sequencers are running. Also, for some context, the Minimoog wouldn't be released until a year later in 1970.

Update: video of the Moog performance:

Young People's Concert: "Bach Transmogrified" / Bernstein · New York Philharmonic

Leonard Bernstein

This one is in via @auralhistories

"Young People's Concert: 'Bach Transmogrified'
with the New York Philharmonic
Written and conducted by Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein discusses different transmogrifications or treatments of Bach's works. After an organ recital of the Little Fugue, guest conductor Leopold Stokowski conducts his own transcription of the fugue for symphony orchestra. Other transmogrifications include Foss' Phorion and a version of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 performed by the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble.

In this excerpt, Bernstein discusses the Bach Little Fugue in G Minor heard on the Moog Synthesizer.

Original CBS Television Network Broadcast Date: April 27, 1969
Produced and directed by Roger Englander

Available through

© 1990, 1993 The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc."

Frap Tools SAPÈL: Demo + Tutorials From Learning Modular

Learning Modular
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"For more details about using the SAPÈL (as well as other modules I’ve made videos for), I encourage you to join the Learning Modular Patreon Tribe: For more on the Learning Modular Synthesis Eurorack Expansion Project for those exploring what module to add to their system next, visit"

Frap Tools SAPÈL 1/4: Demo + Overview (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)
Frap Tools SAPÈL 2/4: Quantized Random Voltages (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)
Frap Tools SAPÈL 3/4: Fluctuating Voltages + Probability Distribution (LMS Eurorack Expansion)
Frap Tools SAPÈL 4/4: Gates & Clocks (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)


Joel Braverman
Published on Aug 30, 2017

This one in via Joel Braverman: "Just got it in the mail, filmed unbox experience, by the time I was able to get sound out of it though, was too late for my neighbors so only the briefest sound clip from headphones."

SN 17003. Retro pale mint green!

Earth Empire cover Depeche Mode "Get The Balance Right" Synthesizer EBM Music Rik Marston

Published on Aug 30, 2017

Some synth music and synth spotting by supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, Rik Marston. You might recognize Rik from his numerous synth demos and patches featured here on MATRIXSYNTH.

"Earth Empire cover Depeche Mode 'Get the balance right'
**Watch in HD** ** Turn it UP!**

Earth Empire LIVE @ Club 331
Legends of Synthpop Tour 2011
w/ De/Vision, Mesh, Iris April 14th, 2011

Perry Safer:
Access Virus Indigo, Novation K-Station & Roland EG-101
Lisa Marston:
Roland GAIA & Yamaha CS1x

What a blast to be able to play this song live!
The vocals aren't perfect but IT WAS SOOO FUN TO SING!!
I LOVE Depeche Mode and it was an honor to cover this one!
Cover programming by the synth master Perry Safer.
What a guy!!! Such a talented cat! :)
We got to open for De/Vision, MESH & Iris that night so you
know we had a great night & it was a BLAST!!!!

All original music by DEPECHE MODE
All video FX & tweaks by Rik Marston
Live Footage by Anthony Tornatore
Check out Anthony Tornatore's awesome YouTube page!

Thank you for watching!"

KORG MicroKORG Virtual Analog Explorations 2017 Synthesizer VA Synth Rik Marston

Published on Aug 29, 2017

"KORG MicroKORG Virtual Analog Explorations 2017
Synthesizer Demo By Rik Marston
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!!**
***Note-SUB BASS SWELL @ 01:01 - Watch your Speakers!**

Break out that old MicroKORG or just dust it off & power up!
Always cool, loaded with killer VA synthesis & VOCODER!!!
I still think the KORG MS2000 & MicroKORG are excellent,
they have never let me down! What a BLAST TO PLAY! :)
In this demo I tweak my favorite Original Presets:
BASS, Pads, Sweeps, ARPs & FX.
Some tweaks are quite extensive! YEA!!!!!

Here are the Preset Sound Names & Times in Video:
A24 House Bass @ 00:04
A25 Distorted Bass @ 1:44
A62 Water Edge @ 04:15
A36 IDM Pad @ 08:16
B35 Lazy Patch @ 10:51
B45 HPF Sweep Bass @ 13:29

All of these sounds used here have been in one major
track on the radio or the underground, you might just
recognize them right off the bat! ohGr used B35!!!
Hope you dig the MicroKORG as much as I do!
Let me know if you still use it in your studio or Live rig!
Thank you for watching!"

Analogue Solutions Red Square Mk1 Synth SN

via this auction

Dave Smith Instruments In the Spotlight with HAN LUIS CERA (MUTANT-THOUGHTS) and the Tempest

The latest Dave Smith Instruments "In the Spotlight" series features HAN LUIS CERA (MUTANT-THOUGHTS) and the Tempest.

"Mutant-Thoughts is an experimental alternative synth-rock band formed by Han Luis Cera (vocals and synths), Joshua Lennox-Hilton (bass and backing vocals) and Tom Pearmain (drums), with an electronic, eclectic, eerie vibe, and strong rhythms, as well as beautiful melodies. On a constant search for new sounds, grooves, harmonies and textures, Mutant-Thoughts have worked really hard on building original and interesting sound. Using the Poly Evolver and Tempest, together with bass and drums, this band is able to transform our surroundings into a completely new reality which is perceived with detail in the music. They released their first album with electronic versions of what they do live, and now they are releasing their first studio EP on the 7th of September in the UK and will be released on BandCamp."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Bastl Instruments 60KNOBS Controller for Sonic Potions LXR Now Available

Bastl Instruments
60KNOBS !!OUT NOW!! Published on Aug 30, 2017

"The long awaited 60knobs is finally brought to life, thanks to our collective bastl crew effort:3
Thank you for all your support and patience!"

You might remember 60knobs from this previous teaser post.

via Bastl Instruments

"60Knobs might look like a shuttle´s control panel but in it´s core it is a midi-controller, designed specifically for the Sonic Potion’s LXR drum machine. On top of that it is capable of controlling any device with midi input and external parameter control possibility. Also it can handle some more tricky and less common control protocols such as NRPN or SysEx.

60Knobs is available only as a DIY kit, so you have to build it on your own using your very own hands and stuff. It comes with preflashed microcontroller containing the firmware with a factory preset for the LXR so you can start making dope beats right away.


60 controller pots independently customizable through the editor;
MIDI messages supported: CC (Control Change), NRPN (Non-Registered Parameter Number), DX7 (Yamaha sysEx DX7);
Button for MIDI DUMP current value of each knob;
MIDI IN and OUT DIN connector;
5 user customizable presets;
Indication LED shows setting changes
FTDI connector for firmware flashing (hacker friendly!)"

New Zeeon Synth from BeepStreet Released for iPad

ZEEON Synth by BeepStreet - Alba Ecstasy quick demo
Alba Ecstasy
Published on Aug 30, 2017

iTunes: Zeeon synth - BeepStreet

"Zeeon is a virtual analog synthesizer, powered by an advanced analog circuit modelling engine. We spent a lot of time analysing iconic analog synths, both vintage and modern, to find out which parts of the circuit contribute most to their specific character. We used this knowledge to create a unique synth, with focus on what’s most important - the pure, organic and detailed sound. Many analog synth emulations sound dull. Not Zeeon. We take care of the entire spectrum range from deep lows to sweet highs. All audio and modulation signals are processed at 176 KHz (4x oversampling).

Full manual and audio demos available at the BeepStreet website.


• Audio Unit v3 and standalone application with a simple polyphonic step sequencer

• 2 oscillators with continuously variable waveforms, hard-sync and sub-oscillator. Carefully simulated analog drift and PSU influence.

• Filter: 3 models available: Transistor ladder low pass, OTA cascade low pass and State Variable Filter with continuously variable LP-HP + BP mode.

• 2 low frequency oscillators and envelope generators per voice.

• Overdrive: diode clipper and transistor saturation, pre and post filter.

• Up to 2 layers per voice. Layers can modulate each other.

• Powerful modulation matrix offering self-modulation and cross-layer modulation, 8 modulation slots, 17 signal sources and 41 targets available, both from modulation modules and audio signal path. This takes Zeeon into semi-modular territory. Imagine oscillator waveform, panning, filter cutoff, resonance or LP-HP mode modulated by oscillators or another layer!

• Effects unit: Circuit modelled BBD chorus, bass booster, zero-delay Phaser, Stereo delay and Reverb.

• 144 presets and Tutorials bank.

More presets and exciting features in upcoming updates."

Bedroom Live Set (Korg Volca Bass, Beats & Kick, Electribe 2 Sampler)

Jan Zatloukal
Published on Aug 30, 2017


Korg Electribe 2 Sampler
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Beats
Korg Volca Kick
Mackie Mix12FX

Recorder: Zoom H1 (audio) & SJCAM SJ4000


Parts 2 and 3 have been added to this post.

Modular Workshop with Ramin Sayyah @ Analogue Zone Showroom

Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio
Streamed live 4 hours ago

"The Modular Workshop is a weekly Live series from the Analogue Zone Showroom with Ramin Sayyah Techno performer.

This series focusing to making music with selected modules. We are walking you through the elements of the music, and we gonna show the possibilities every main module of the actual setup.

You can ask questions during the streaming and Ramin try to answer at the end.

Starting with a few minutes performance than we breaking down the elements.

AnalogueZone ►"

Simple Krell Switched

Todd Barton
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"a simple krell patch explored by switching switches . . ."

Tripping On Acid Curds For Eurorack Chords

Voltage Control Lab
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"This week, we're examining another mode in the deep and complicated Ornament & Crime, an extremely programmable Eurorack chord sequence generating tool, Acid Curds."

YAMAHA CS-15 SN 4531 w/ Road Case

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Synth Six Trak Analog Synthesizer Keyboard SN 003599

via this auction

Moog Taurus II Model 343A Bass Synthesizer Pedals (81-83) SN 1103

via this auction

STUDIO ELECTRONICS ATC-1 Tone Chameleon Analog Synthesizer Rackmount SN 1712

via this auction


via this auction

See the Frontline label below for previous posts including demos. You don't see these too often.

via the listing: "FRONT LINE SYNTH DRUM in effect working order and good condition for a vintage machine . Fantastic sounding synth drum ..."

Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus in Very Good Condition w/ Hard Case

via this auction

vintage yamaha synthesizer YC-45D & RA-100 Amplifier

Elmoo Retrogames
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Testing Yamaha YC-45D & RA-100 Amplifier."

Don't miss the rotating speaker amp at the end.

X Men (Ron Wasserman) Zephyrus Hybrid Synthesizer, Syntheway Percussion Kit VST Plugins

Syntheway Virtual Musical Instruments
Published on Aug 29, 2017

" - X Men from 1990s Animated TV Series (Ron Wasserman) using 8 presets sounds of Zephyrus Hybrid Synthesizer and a bit of Syntheway Percussion Kit VST Plugins

- Zephyrus VSTi (Presets: Hard Lead, Electro-Harpsichord, Percussive Organ, Electro-Flute, Power Synth, Soft Lead, Solo Synth 2, Rocker-Synth)

- Percussion Kit (Presets: Tubular Bells, Timpani and Ride Cymbal)

* Note: 'X Men' was composed by Ron Wasserman for X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series, an American animated television series which debuted on October 31, 1992, in the United States on the Fox Network, as part of its Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup."

A Splash of Plonk: Chimes to Marimba and Back Again

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Plonk's physical modelling is uniquely adept at producing melodic percussion, such as xylophones and marimbas. Additionally, Plonk is able to Morph between presets and blend the characteristics of different struck objects.

If you like the preset used in this video, it's available for free through the Laser Mammoth website. In the Plonk Demo Bank, look for preset 114 - Charimba."

Amb - Electribe 2 / Circuit / Volca FM / Microgranny

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"An ambient synth jam in F minor with some occasional beats. Recorded slightly overdriven from the mixer onto an audio cassette. In the video I use some footage I made in the south of Rotterdam - a city which played a big role in my life. Enjoy!"

UVI Introduces Vintage Vault 2 - Ultimate Vintage Synth Collection

Live Jam #101 - Techno / Minimal - Eurorack, Volca Sample, tc electronic Skysurfer, The Prophet

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"And we go on!!! I bought two guitar pedals, mainly for live use. They are sturdy, look good, and are cheap. I thought I would do a Live Jam with some knob tweaking before I place them out sight.
PS: Sorry for the wobly camera, I don't have a tripod, but use a bongo instead...

If you are still interested in obtaining one of the 50 tape's, or a digital version of the 100th Live
Jam release, please visit my bandcamp:"

Intellijel - Rainmaker on melodies *Richard Devine Presets*

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Here's some of the Richard Devine presets for the Rainmaker from Intellijel. The patch is two oscillator running independent melodies but they both have linear FM from the other VCO. So there's a feedback loop of FM from VCO1 frequency modulating VCO2 which goes back to frequency modulate VCO1 ... which goes to 2, back to 1 etc etc."


Miles Cosmo
Published on Aug 30, 2017

U-HE REPRO-1 + OTO MACHINES BAM ~ Will They Pair? Ep.28

once upon a synth
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Pairing the U-He Repro-1 softsynth plugin with the OTO Machines BAM reverb hardware effect. The Repro-1 is a software emulation of the Sequential Circuits Pro One. The BAM is a modern reverb effect based on 70s/80s reverbs like the classic lexicon. You'll notice I'm using an iPad here, this is just used as a monitor via the Duet app, but the synth is running on my laptop off screen. The Arturia Keystep is used as the MIDI controller."

Athena Code - Invaded Eye preview

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"MOTM modular minimal techno.
May be part of an upcoming Athena Code release."

Roland TR-8, DSI Mopho, Novation Circuit, Volca FM Techno jam

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Here's a quick little techno jam session featuring my newly acquired DSI Mopho synth, being sequenced by the Novation Circuit, along with some of my usual suspects in the TR-8 and Volca FM.

Mopho: Bassline
TR-8: Kick, hats, ride, snare, clap
Circuit: filtered percussion
Volca FM: lead bleeps"

Wusik Station Granular Synthesis Preset Creation

William Kalfelz
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Wusik Station Granular Synthesis"

Rhythm Ace FR-8L midi interface with sync and comparison to TR-77

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Little video with 3 parts showing a midified Bentley Rhythm Ace FR-8L drumbox. 1st: sync-ing the Bentley to an Akai MPC over midiclock. Also demo-ed is the triggering of individual voices incl. Guiro. 2nd: I recreated the tambourine voice which is missing on the FR-8L. Problematic part is the 40 mH coil. The demo shows the sound of the recreated TB with 3 different coils (10mH, 15mH and 50mH). 3rd: Sound comparison of the Bentley to the Roland TR-77 which looks almost identical (well not in the video as i used a TR-77 voiceboard in a custom 19" case). 8 midiprogrammed loops will be fired alternating onto the Bentley and the TR-77 voiceboard. Slight reverb added here.

More info about the project and how to sync the Bentley to midiclock here:"

Roland MKS-20 review - Old school synth-pop tutorial workflow and LIVE performance

Espen Kraft
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"The Roland MKS-20 from the mid 80s. A fantastic retro digital piano module with analoge chorus and tremolo built in for immidiate 80s gratification.
The analog chorus board built into the module can be though of as a cross between the Juno 6/60 chorus and a Dimension D.

Elton John used it for years and Spectrasonics has included it in their Keyscape plugin recently to great reviews. A standard piano sound in many gospel recordings of the day.
Software doesn't cut it for me and I had to get the module. It's getting pretty rare these days so I'm happy it now sits in my rack.
I play it from the Roland S-10 in this video.

I use it mainly because of the preset 7. E. Piano 1. I find that sound irresistable for my 80s sound when I go for a piano/pad with reverb.

In this showcase episode I use that sound with the Chorus enabled and some reverb from a Strymin BlueSky and a TC flashback delay.
The track "Arrivederci" is performed completely LIVE. Just the drum machine providing a little beat. The Juno 6 arpeggiator has a hold function so it can play the same pattern throughout the track.

Listen to more of my music on:

My tracks pay homage to all synth.pop acts of the 80'ies like Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, Ultravox, OMD, Euryhmics, Duran Duran, Giorgio Moroder, Jean Michel Jarre, Jan Hammer, A-ha and many more.

A use mostly old gear on my tracks and among them Roland Juno 6, Alpha Juno 2, D550 and JX-8P, MKS-20. Korg DW-8000. Roland TR-626 drum machine. Yamaha DX7 and TX802 and drum machine RX11. I use the Novation Mininova as a vocoder on all my tracks. Effects are usually handled by Strymon and TC electronics. Sampling is done on my E-MU ESI-4000, Akai S1000 and Roland S-10."

Radikal Technologies Accelerator, Access Virus TI, Korg Radias ambient demo

Published on Aug 29, 2017

"Used the Accelerator to sequence a patch I created on the Accelerator. The rest of the notes were played using the Virus and Radias.

Used Eventide Space and Nemesis delay for both the Virus and Radias, but not on the Accelerator part."

Behringer Model D to be Priced at $299 w/ over 20,000 Pre-Orders at Launch

via Behringer:

"It's now official - Model D Synth price is US$ 299.99 MAP.

With over 20,000 backorders, we have achieved so must interest, that we are able to offer this iconic synth at such an incredible price.

Because of our upcoming factory move we will be shipping the synth in Q4 2017. Thank you for your support and patience.
So what do you think?"

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