MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Percussa SSP Kickstarter Granular Processor V1 Demo

Published on Aug 31, 2017

You might remember the image posted earlier today. Here's a demo video showcasing the Percussa SSP's granular processor.

"Demo video of Granular processor for percussa SSP Kickstarter ( In the video we go into detail about the parameters as well as show the possibilities of modulating the processor using LFOs. We explore what can be done with a simple "hallelujah" choir sample and one instance of our granular processor. You can run 16 DSP modules in parallel on 4 processor cores at the moment, and in this demo we turn up the number of grains to about 800. So a lot of processing power is available and paired with the high end AKM ADCs/DACs this gives you a tremendous amount of creative potential. The sample used is Polyphonic HALLELUJAH (2x) by Capella Ducis / klankbeeld on, credit at the end of the video."

Custom Orange Roland Junior 106

via this auction

"Roland Junior 106 - Juno 106 modified and tricked out by SynthSpa --- In excellent condition! Fully functioning! All voice chips were cleaned by Synthspa, so no bad voices."

Vintage ARP Quadra Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction


Anyone confirm this was specifically made for the Polivoks?

Chinese 70s analog ribbon control string synthesizer

Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Chinese 70s analog ribbon control string synthesizer.
invent secretly by Tian Jin Qin / 田进勤 during the cultural revolution, The first prototype was completed in 1978.
clip from documentary movie "Dian Zi Qin / 电子琴" (1980)."

Pyxis Modulation Controller for ARP Odyssey & Other Analog Synths

New England Analog Archives
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"The Pyxis was originally designed to be an aftertouch controller for the ARP Odyssey. It can modulate pitch, filter cutoff, and volume using a linear CV or the internal Pyxis LFO. The unit can also be used with any MIDI to CV converter that generates an aftertouch CV, mod wheel CV, or other MIDI CC CV. This allows for modulation data to be sequenced with MIDI, which is a useful feature when sequencing any analog synth.
The unit shown in this video ha a MIDI jack in the rear, which is how the MIDI controller keyboard is playing notes. The mod wheel on the MIDI keyboard is generating a 0-10V CV by means of a MIDI to CV converter. This signal is fed to the odyssey via an 1/8th inch jack on the rear of the unit. This Odyssey also has aftertouch built into the keyboard, which is not demonstrated in this video."

You can find previous posts featuring the Pyxis including the Oberheim OB-8 here.

DX5 playing Depeche Mode "It's no Good" (Album vers)

Published on Aug 31, 2017

Upper. Roland Promars MRS-2 (noise with LFO at a really hi speed)
Mid: Roland JP8000 (five different patches)
Lower: Access Virus TI & Kurzweil PC1x
Backtrack recorded on Pro Tools
An approximation to the album version with some variations. It is not easy to recreate the original atmosphere without sampling.
Recorded at the first shot, so there are a couple of wrong notes here and there.
Composed by Martin L. Gore.
Performed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara

New Reckless Experimentation Clap Snare Eurorack Percussion Module

Reckless Experimentation Audio LLC
Published on Aug 31, 2017

via Reckless Experimentation

"Need some snap and crack added to your drum rack?
Don't want a lot of complicated controls?
Then this module is for you.

The module contains two independent percussion sound generating circuits.
Circuits are turned to produce sounds similar to a clap sound and snare drum.
Based on a self excited Bridged-T Filter, with digital white noise.
Takes 5 millisecond trigger pulse and outputs a drum sound."

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Vintage Digital Wave Synthesizer SN ESQ-38060-D

via this auction

MOOG SATELLITE vintage synthesizer era 1974

via this auction

"A version of the Minitmoog for budding synthesists from the early seventies. The Satellite is shaped after the organ-type synthesizers from its era. Although cased in a nice looking wood case the Satellite boasts little features. It's a single-vco monophonic preset synthesizer. Preset sounds include brass, reeds, strings, bell, and the far-out new lunar sound. The 37-note keyboard is slim and presets are selected from the clunky flip-switches just below the keyboard. Left hand performance controls offer modulation, pitch bend and filter sweeps. Great collector's item. It has been used by Vangelis."

Original KORG MS-20 w/ Japanese Overlay

via this auction

Space Music with the Buchla 200e

Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Working on a new improvised Space Music track, for a double vinyl compilation of electronic music - more soon.

Buchla 200e + Roland RE-301 tape delay + Eventide reverb. Oh yes, and the VCO is a prototype 258e!

Wanted to share a short 'sneak peek' of the process.

You can hear the tape swirling around :)

Cheers! - Djangosfire"

Rheyne - Demonstration - Black VC EG Expander

Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Some examples of using the CV and gate outputs of the Expander module to an Erica Synths Black VC EG, including a 4-step sequencer with constantly variable gate lengths between steps. Feel free to ask questions!"

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 Demos by Klangwand

Published on Aug 2, 2017


1. Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 - Quick Jam
"Here comes a quick try with the new REV 2 by Dave Smith. No external soundeffects. Just a Masteringcompressor. ### ###"

2. Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV 2 - Beautiful Pad

3. Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV 2 - Splitsound
"A first test I made with the splitfunction. An arpeggiatorpatch on the left side and a simple pad on the right side of the keyboard."

4. Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV 2 - "Two Sounds"
"Here´s another 'Jam'. I really love the REV! No external effects were used."

Arius Blaze "Meditations In Jazz"

Sir Folktek
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"4 parts from the album "Meditations in Jazz" on Folktek Records (ftk001)
Available for digital download via bandcamp:

Digital or 2xLP 180gr vinyl directly from Folktek Records:"

Note: Part 1 went up earlier today. Moving this up as parts 3 - 4 were added.

New Percussa SSP Granular Processor Pic & Kickstarter Reminder

The image to the left was added yesterday's post here. I thought I'd put a new post up to make sure no one missed it.

What you are seeing is the granular synth engine.  The dots on the screen represent the loaded sample, and the red section is the portion being heard and manipulated.  Per yesterday's post, you can find some demos of the granular engine here.

Update: some additional info via Percussa: "The section that is selected on the screen is the region from which grains are picked. The grains are then triggered at the rate set by the coarse/fine frequency. So it's not actually looping that region, in granular synthesis you generate small snippets of audio (50ms long for example) and then those are triggered at a certain rate and windowed and mixed together."

The image to the left links to the kickstarter campaign here.

Click here for a larger pic.

Note there are only 3.5 days left for funding the stretch goals! You can find the Kickstarter campaign here.

Beepstreet Zeeon Impressions by Todd Smith Music

Todd Smith Music
Published on Aug 31, 2017

iTunes: Zeeon synth - BeepStreet

New WaveG Monophonic Analog Synthesizer / Step Sequencer on Kickstarter

via Kickstarter

"The Wave G Synth / Step Sequencer System features:-

A Classic Analog Subtractive Synthesis sound architecture with

Analog signal path starting from it's digitally controlled analog oscillator (DCO) via 5 input Source Mixer (LM348 based)
2 Pole 12dB per Octave State Variable Low Pass VCF (LM13700)
Voltage Controlled Amplifier (LM13700)
5 simultaneous source mixer waveforms – Ramp, Pulse Width Modulation, Noise*, Sub Oscillator and an External Input
*Noise is activated/deactivated when LFO is triggered for more versatility
4 Stage mixed signal Envelope Generator with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release controls. The envelope generators attack phase does not reset to the beginning when notes are rapidly played, but follows the charge / discharge characteristics of a capacitor
Modulation Generator with Sample and Hold function. LFO with Ramp, Reverse Ramp, Triangle, Sine, Square and Random Waveforms with one shot or continuous activation
MIDI IN, Pitch CV In, Pitch CV Out, Gate In, Gate Out, Filter CV In, VCA CV In ( Synth section)
Note Glide (portamento)
Accent (velocity sensitive) and Glide Control via MIDI
Gate and Multi-trigger control of envelope, high note priority
16 Step Digital Sequencer with Potentiometer Input for fast changes of note and parameter values and 16 way keymatrix for additional functions such as:- Note length, accent, glide, MIDI tempo control etc.
MIDI Out, MIDI Tempo Clock In, Gate In, Gate Out, Pitch CV Out
MIDI Out sends Note Glide and Accent commands
MIDI (Musical Intrument Digital Interface) is via the standard 5 pin DIN socket
Separate Heaphones Output, Line Output and External Instrument Input jacks via 1/4 inch (6.35mm) diameter.
Pitch CV Out, Gate In, Gate Out, Filter CV In, VCA CV In jacks are 3.5mm diameter.
Overdrive circuits located in the VCF, Post VCF and in the final output stages of the output amplifier circuits for added harmonics.
PCB Design

Wave G Monophonic Synthesizer

Printed circuit board version 3 is been used in this synthesizer at the moment. This version works according to design expectations and the production board if the goal is reached, number 4, will be based on this but with a number of minor improvements, such as slight repositioning of the mounting holes and potentiometers and switches - to line up better with the metal enclosure.I've also added a new digital to analog convertor circuit which provides more stable and accurate output voltages for the frequency control voltage output.

Step Sequencer

Version 2 of the PCB board operates within design parameters and the only additional modifications needed will be to the positioning of the controls and adjustment to the number of function LED's.

The Enclosure

The Wave G enclosure has already been designed with computer aided design software and a production prototype has been built, by the manufacturer - and more can be mass produced, when required. It's the unit featured in the demonstration video and enclosed photographs - made from strong mild steel and has a powder coated black and white finish.

Currently we are using a 3D printed plastic case for the sequencer, and that's offered in the reward. A metal enclosure, at the time of writing has not been manufactured but if the project goal is reached, a mild steel case will be manufactured and offered as a reward for a small increase in price.

Power Supply

The buyer of the WaveG/Step Sequencer system will need to purchase or acquire 2 external 12 Volt DC (Direct Current), at least 500mA (milliamp) - 1 ampere power supply adaptor, which are regulated. One for the synthesizer, the other for the sequencer."

WaveG/Step Seq with Roland MC202 and Kawai R50 Digital Drum Machine

Nord Stage 3 - All Playing, No Talking!

Kraft Music
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Find exclusive Nord Stage 3 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Chris Martirano gives a killer performance on the Nord Stage 3 keyboard.

Want to learn more about the Nord Stage 3? [embed below]

The Nord Stage 3 is Nord's flagship keyboard, combining piano, organ, and synthesizer technologies in an instrument with a user-friendly, performance-oriented interface. All three sound generating sections can be used simultaneously, with three slots per section for sonic flexibility. The Stage 3's Piano section provides 2 GB of memory for the Nord Piano Library's grand, upright, and electro-mechanical piano samples, while the Synthesizer section features the Lead A1 synth engine with support for the Nord Sample Library. The Organ section offers tonewheel and transistor organ models, along with rotary speaker simulation.

The Nord Stage 3 is available in three configurations: Stage 3 88, with 88-note fully weighted Hammer Action piano keybed and digital drawbars; Stage 3 HP76, with 76-note weighted Hammer Action Portable piano keybed and digital drawbars; and Stage 3 Compact, with 73-note semi-weighted organ-style waterfall keybed and physical drawbars.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Nord Stage 3 BUNDLE from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard - on stage or in the studio. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the BUNDLE that's right for you!"

Nord Stage 3 - Advanced Tutorial with Chris Martirano

Kraft Music
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Chris Martirano shares his extensive knowledge and walks us through some advanced features on the Nord Stage 3 performance keyboard.

Find exclusive Nord Stage 3 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:"

Quality Time with MFB DOMINION CLUB

Joel Braverman
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"An hour or two of messing around condensed into 37 minutes. Recorded with Zoom M+S stereo mic for iOS, feel free to point out any annoying or tedious parts and I'll try to cut them out of the video"

See Joel's unboxing video here.

Timbral Diversity Improv

Todd Barton
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"modules in play: a bunch of R*S Serge modules plus SSF Ultra Random, Makenoise Optimix and Intellijel Dixie II"

Moog Sub 37 & Nord Electro 5d

Published on May 31, 2017

"One of my first encounters with the Sub 37. Beautiful instrument.

Sub 37 & Electro 5d"


TIPTOP ONE: V HOUSE - 4 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Playing with V House card for Tiptop ONE sample player module.
Main sound: V house sample through Tiptop Z2040 (fm by Z4000)
Hat: Tiptop Hats808 run through Roland Demora
Filtered percussion: ONE playing DOTS sound and Tiptop SD909 running through Toppobrillo Multi Filter (Hi Pass) and Tiptop Z2040
Tiptop BD808 bass drum
Z-DSP - Clocked Delays
Z-DSP - Halls Of Valhalla Plate
Sequencing: Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, Z8000"

All parts here.

EGSY 01 Synth Demo & Update

Published on Aug 30, 2017
Demo of Elliott Garage EGSY 01 synth for iPad and iPhone.
New presets by Red Sky Lullaby now included in the app

EGSY01 Analog Synth - Elliott Garage
EG Complete Apps Bundle - Elliott Garage

What's New in Version 2.3.4
- New presets browser
- 20 new presets by Red Sky Lullaby
- Audiobus 3 support
- Design optimization for iPhone screen

Octatrack Therapy Session vol.1

Adam Banaszek
Published on Aug 31, 2017

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 - Vintage Analog Synthesiser

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks SN 06207

via this auction

Kurzweil KMS 250 Keyboard Synthesizer Sampler SN 1000444

via this auction

"This listing is for a Kurzweil KMS 250 Keyboard Synthesizer Sampler with Power Supply.

Serial #: 88061747 (Keyboard)
Serial #: 88010671 (Power Supply)
The unit shows software version ED100389 = Version 6.2.

1-135 - Orchestra and synths
150-198 - Keyboards and Synths
300-309 - Rock Drums
311-349 - Guitars, Electric Pianos, and Synths
400-455 - Strings, Orchestra and Keyboards
600-652 - Brass and Synths"

Moog Source Synthesizer Serviced w/ Mods

via this auction


via this auction

KORG EX-8000 SN 003610

via this auction

More pics of the inside below.

"New backup battery mod installed. Now when you need to change the battery it will be so easy. Just take the top cover off and its right there, see the picks.. New battery installed today. CR2032 3.32 volts
Power supply has been updated with all new regulators, 3 x LM7805, 1 x LM7809,
Main filter capacitors are new 1-4700uf ,1-6800UF, 1-1000UF helps for a very clean power supply.
Reset and tested the EX8000 to factory sounds sounds beautiful.
Comes with Original owners manual.
Also changed the A/C jack on the back to a easy to find 3 prong power cord. Comes with a 3 prong power cord. power cable."


via this auction

Korg Arp Odyssey, Microbrute, Roland JP-08, MPC-1000 synthesizer jam

Ian R
Published on Aug 30, 2017

"The MPC is doing the main sequencing work here, and drums. A Zoom MS-70CDR for reverb on the JP-08. Enjoy!"

A little analog synth jam on a hot morning

Ian R
Published on Jul 20, 2017

"A little jam I did this fine morning, pretty simple. Everything is sequenced on the MPC, just muting and unmuting the tracks to play it.

Gear used:

Korg Arp Odyssey
Volca Sample
Arturia Microbrute
Roland JP-08
Akai MPC-1000 (main midi sequencer and drums)
Zoom MS-70CDR
Alesis Midiverb 4"

Polly Come Home | 0+0+0-Coast

Published on Aug 31, 2017

"This is a synth blues cover of an old Gene Clark song. Played on 3 Make Noise 0-Coasts. Sequenced with an iPad using Fugue Machine. Drums from the iOS app Patterning. Vox through Rough Rider and Eos AudioUnits. Mixed in Aum. Recorded on a Lexicon Omega soundcard.

Video edited in Premiere Pro and After Effects."

Nord Lead A1 "Analog Arpeggio"

Published on Aug 17, 2017

"Here´s a little piece with the A1's build in Arpeggiator and a pad."

Mercury Sized (overheated)

Aidan Burns-Fulkerson
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Mercury is small, but it's hot as hell! A little spur of the moment jam with the Tonic on industrial beats, 0-Coast and SQ-1 on random blips, OP-1 on bass, and the Dude on feeeeeeeeeeeeedback! I did a little time lapse of the setup and the formulation of the song and edited it into the beginning for a more intriguing video. Pour yourself a glass of cold water and prepare your ears for this one."

Iterative Morphagenetics Pt. 3: Plane of Composition

Published on Aug 31, 2017

"The Reels in this video are available for download here:

The world of sample playback continues to expand. The Morphagene takes it a step further by allowing time scales to be traversed nonlinearly in either direction or both directions.

Consider folding all the Splices in the Reel on top of each other and using Organize and Slide to punch through from one end to the other as if piercing a mesh from different angles."

All parts here.

0-Coast PGM Pages, pt. 8: Page 7, Calibration

Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Video is part of a series to help people learn the 0-COAST MIDI PGM Pages. Click below to go to a playlist for the series."

Roland JU-06 - Yarns - Warps - Clouds - Demora

Alba Ecstasy
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Roland JU-06 sequenced by Yarns, passed through Warps (frequency shifter mode), reverb from Clouds and delay from Roland demora.

PS: the last minute shows only a screenshot, camera stopped and what you hear in the end is a tweak of the Demora's time and the envelope and filter of the JU-06."

Zeeon for iPad: 10 free patches

Marcus Padrini
Published on Aug 31, 2017


10 patches I created while I was beta testing the new Zeeon synth for iPad. Basic examples of bass, pads, strings, leads and poly synth.

How to install:
1- Download the zip file and extract the file with extension .ZNB
2- Send the Marcus Padrini.znb file to an email account that you can check on your iPad.
3- Open the e-mail and use the "Open with" function to import the bank to Zeeon."

iTunes: Zeeon synth - BeepStreet

DrumBrute-Arturia vs MicroGranny-Bastl Instruments(Loop Mode)

Dziam Bass
Published on Aug 31, 2017

MFB Tanzmaus, Moog Minitaur & Boss XT2 Xtortion

Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine & a Minitaur synthesiser synced together.
Clock and sequence from an Elektron Octatrack, with a Kenton Thru-5. The XT2 has been placed on an aux send."

MidiFidget - A Software Fidget Spinner Controller for Your Synths

NNZD Music Toys: MidiFidget 1.1 + JUNO 106 Live Jam

Published on Aug 31, 2017

MidiFidget 1.1 + Roland JUNO 106 Live Jam
Full Article:

Dr Wiener Presents: Serge Modular 101: DSG Calibration Tutorial.

Dr. Wiener
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Serge Modular 101: DSG Calibration
Calibrating the @RandomSource DSG !"

Eraserhead's In Heaven (Everything is Fine) w/ Morphagene

Nulla Spes
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"Makenoise Morphagene and Frap Tools Sapèl scrambling The Lady in the Radiator's famous tune."

Yamaha SY77 and Roland D-50 ambient demo

Published on Aug 30, 2017

"Just messing around with some of my favorite synthesizers. Designed these patches myself. NO external effects used."

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