MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

"Direct Connection" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)

Published on Oct 4, 2017 SynthMania

"Drone synth: Powertran Transcendent 2000 + DigiTech Polara FX Lead synth: Yamaha CS-5 + Danelectro Dan-Echo FX Addtl. FX: Overloud Breverb2"

Also see: "Oscillator Overdrive" (Powertran Transcendent 2000 & Yamaha CS-5)

Moog Model 15 SN 098/150

via this auction

"Moog Model 15 Limited-edition Reissue Hand-wired Modular Synthesizer

This unit is in good working condition. A returned item that came back dirty and with a cigarette odor on it. Our tester cleaned up the unit pretty well but the cables and manual still have some signs of dirt and such. Works correctly. Includes patch cables, power cable, and manual. Please see the photos above; they are of the actual item for sale."

Roland SH-101 / SH-01a basic waveform comparison

Published on Oct 4, 2017 retrosynthads

"Comparing the basic waveforms and sub of the original Roland SH-101 and the new SH-01a synthesizers. Different octaves. Sub oscillators. Pulse width. And a touch of resonance.

Warning: kinda boring if you really don't care about this stuff."

Buchla 200e Sounds

Published on Oct 4, 2017 boobtube356

KVgear Vixen Mixer for Korg Volcas Now on Kicktarter

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Mike Rafferty

"Demonstration of prototype KVgear Vixen mixer. All audio was recorded directly from the headphone output of the Vixen into the video camera. Outboard effects on Aux 1 and Aux 2 of the mixer are Strymon Dig dual delay (my favorite!) and Strymon BigSky. For more information see"

via Kickstarter

"This is the mixer Volca lovers have been wanting for years: 8 audio channels, panning, mutes, 2 aux sends/returns, and onboard power for 8 Volcas. It can be powered by batteries or the included AC power adapter. All this fits into the footprint of a single Volca!

The images below are of the special limited edition blue version. The standard version will be black. See more info at the bottom of this page.

The Vixen has 3.5 mm (1/8") mini jacks on each audio channel for easy connection to small synths without the need for adapters. Your adapter-less existence continues as you connect to/from external effects boxes and monitors through standard 6.35 mm (1/4") jacks.

Visibility is important, whether you're in a dimly lit studio or outdoors in the sun. All knobs on the Vixen have painted indicator lines. Graphics on the control panel are crisp, clear and as large as possible. The translucent top panel allows LEDs to be visible for Mute, Power, and VU meters.

The Vixen has the same footprint as a Volca, allowing it to fit into most Volca stands and racks. KVgear stands such as the Lobe V3 and V4, Volc 45-2, -3, and -4, and Ramp Racks (3 sizes) are perfect matches for the Vixen.

The Vixen can be powered by any of three sources: external AC mains power supply (included), internal AA batteries (batteries not included), or an external mega battery that you provide. All synths connected to the power hub (using optional power cables) can draw power directly from the Vixen, eliminating piles of batteries or wall warts.



Channels 1-6

Mono 3.5 mm input jack (accepts TR or TRS plug)
Mute button w/ LED indicator
Gain knob
Pan knob
Aux Send 1 knob
Aux Send 2 knob
Channel 7

Stereo 3.5 mm input jack
Mute button w/ LED indicator
Gain knob
Channel 8

Stereo 3.5 mm input jack
Mute button w/ LED indicator
Gain knob
Aux Send 1 and 2

6.35 mm (1/4") mono jacks
Aux Return 1 and 2

6.35 mm (1/4") jacks for L/mono and R
Stereo gain knob
Main Out (stereo)

Stereo gain knob
6.35 mm (1/4") jacks for L/mono and R
Phones Out (stereo)

Stereo gain knob
3.5 mm (1/8") stereo jack

The Vixen mixer can be powered from any of three sources:

External AC-DC power supply included with each mixer. Depending on your shipping address, you'll receive a mains power cord for USA, UK, or EU wall sockets. Customers with other wall outlet types can purchase their own IEC 320-C7 power cord.
Internal battery compartment for 6 AA batteries that you provide.
High capacity, rechargeable external 9 VDC battery attached to the power input jack on the Vixen. You will need an adapter plug with a 5.5 x 2.1 mm barrel plug. Depending upon demand, KVgear might produce an adapter plug.

Using DSI Tempest a Synth (Live Jam)

Published on Oct 4, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"😎🎵🎶 The DSI #Tempest is so much more than a drum machine! Here’s some analog synth pads sequenced by @squarpinstruments #Pyramid (in the back) with the Roland #TR8 taking over drum duty so we can get take to skies with more melody from the 6-voice analog dream machine that is TEMMMPEST 😱🎹🎛🎶"


Published on Oct 4, 2017 rezfilter

New from Analogue Solutions:

"Dr. Strangelove is the 2nd synthBlock by renowned synth maker Analogue Solutions.

This joins Mr Hyde in a growing line up of small analogue effects boxes and synth components.

Dr. Stranglelove is a compact, high quality analogue Ring Modulator, with analogue LFO modulation, featuring a lo-fi echo.


Analogue Ring Modulation with 2 audio inputs

Analogue LFO that can go into audio range, with 2 waveforms

Lo-fi Echo / Delay

1/4” audio inputs and outputs

minijack (eurorack) audio & CV in / outs for direct connection to modulars

Superior build quality

Small footprint

SynthBlocks allow you to add analogue warmth, or extreme sound mangling to you music set-up.

It will work perfectly along side your DAW, sampler, synths, modulars."

Vintage PAIA Analog Synth Mixer 4720 4730 4711 4740 4761 4770 Rack System

via this auction

"It contains the following components:
(3) 4720

(1) 4730
(1) 4711
(2) 4740
(2) 4761
(2) 4770)
plus a bunch of parts (control amplifiers, power supplies, etc) that are unbranded."

Roland Boutique AIRA Jam Session

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Calle Nilsson

"Roland Boutique TR-09, SH-01A, TB-03, JU-06, JP-08, AIRA TR-8, MX-1, GO:MIXER"

Tr 808 vs Tr 08 - Which is better?

Published on Oct 4, 2017 soundseasy

"We were lucky enough to get our hands on a classic TR 808 and put it side by side with the new TR-08.
Now before we start a chin stroking drum machine war, let me just say that the original is the original, and no matter how good the remake is there's something magical about this big metal box with it's clunky buttons that seem more at home on a push button telephone from the 80's, rather than a ground breaking, genre spanning rhythm machine.
but the question really has more to do with whether the TR-08 can satisfy your 808 desires, without forking out close to $5000.00AUD for a second hand one!!!

The 808 we had was very well cared for, but it didn't change the fact that it's a VERY old piece of gear, unfortunately drum machines aren't like a stradivarius, they don't exactly get better with age. so there are a some crackly pots and wayward tuning issues, but I wont lie, it was a real buzz hearing an original 808 going through it's paces, and maybe if I had the $$'s I might talk myself into getting one.

The TR-08 definitely held its own though. In reality I could have spent a little more time tuning it to match the 808 (because thankfully you can with this incarnation) but I felt that it definitely possessed the same characteristics of the old classic, and so it should, it's been modeled directly, from what I would assume, is a beautifully cared for original 808 stored deep within the vaults at Roland.

In reality the TR-08 probably sounds like how most of the original 808's sounded straight out of the box.
Before the ravages of time started adding their sonic quirks into the mix. But who knows?

So in closing would I by a TR-08 as an 808 substitute? Damn right I would! It's worth every penny!

But if I win the lottery I'm heading straight to ebay to get me an original too!"

Ardutouch mini jam

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Adam Banaszek

You might remember Ardutouch from here.

Patch Lab Analog Jam: Diagonal Drift

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Boredbrain Music

"Diagonal Drift is one musical experiment of many featuring a new configuration with monosynth [Moog Sub 37] and drum synth [Nord Drum 3P], swapping effects pedals using the Patchulator 8000 on a shared pedalboard.

The Patchulator 8000 8-Channel Mini Patchbay, Boredbrain's solution to pedalboard and desktop instrument signal routing, lets users re-order audio effects easily, swap effects between instruments, and experiment with signal flow. The compact octagonal design houses 16 1/4' jacks on the perimeter and 16 1/8" jacks on top, which allow the patching of 8 independent send/return loops."

See the Bored Brain Music label for more.

Roland JU-06 & Strymon El Capistan

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"A new addition to my setup: Strymon El Capistan. Roland JU-06 patch 7.8 from The Revival bank for JU-06 available on:

This El Capistan is version one, discontinued and that means that it has no internal jumper to switch from input mono to stereo, and also the foot switches have the click and hard enough to be pressed with finger. I need both hands to press both switches and adjust de reverb. Not going to keep it."

Synthstrom Deluge Review of Firmware 1.2 Top Features that unlock completely new functionality

Published on Oct 4, 2017 loopop

"A review of the new features in Synthstrom's Deluge workstation. There are three new things here that completely change what this instrument can do."

loopop Synthstrom videos.

Roland Boutique D-05 P4 (Preset 4: PN-D50-02) All 64 Presets

Published on Oct 4, 2017 quelltll

"Synth (Roland: D-05), Reverb (Eventide: Blackhole), Limitter (Waves:L2), Audio I/O (RME: Fireface UC)"

All parts here.

Roland D-05s on eBay

Ghostradioshow [mono evolver desktop 1 bar techno jam]

Published on Oct 4, 2017 ghostradioshow

Custom skinned Evolver.

"Performed with Dave Smith Instruments mono evolver desktop analog/digital hybrid synthesizer.
No other Synths,FXs and PCs. Enjoy ;-)

[Patch Setting]

OSC1(analog:Pulse) for Pitched Sync Lead
OSC2(analog) N/A
OSC3(digital:No85/84) for Bass
OSC4(digital:No1) for Kick Drum
NoiseOSC for Hihat

LFO1(RevSAW:1/2) - OSC1Freq
LFO3(RevSAW:1/16) - NoiseLevel
LFO4(RevSAW:1/16) - Cutoff

ENV1 - Cutoff
ENV2 - Amplifier
ENV3 - OSC1-4Freq

SEQ1 - OSC4Freq
SEQ2 - (N/A)
SEQ3 - LFO3Amount
SEQ4 - OSC4Level

MOD2 (N/A)
MOD3 (N/A)
MOD4 Amp1 - OSC4Pitch

BuiltIn Effects:
Distortion ON
Delay ON
Feedback OFF

Peak Limiter: ableton LIVE8"

Modular Workshop - Live @ Analogue Zone Showroom E06

Streamed live 49 minutes ago Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"In this week's episode Ramin will be a somelier of one of the most famous and oldest concepts in synthesizer music, that is, lowpass gates. We will hear how the older and more modern versions of these tone and amplitude control modules differ from one another. Ramin also plans to go deeper with the Shapeshifter's different parameters. Also, he is going to explore the Morphagene's other sample manipulating parameters in a muscial context. Stay tuned and join us in the chatroom on Wednesday!

Modular Workshop is a weekly live series from the Analogue Zone Budapest showroom with our experienced modular electronic music performer & friend, Ramin Sayyah. The series was created in order to introduce either one particular module or a very special selection of module-combinations to make various kinds of music with them.

A new episode is streamed live every Wednesday on Analogue Zone's Youtube channel. After a short live performance, Ramin walks us through the building blocks of the patch and answers any questions raised by the viewers.

Tune in every Wednesday afternoon for the show and feel free to ask questions directly during the live stream - also let us know if you want to pay a visit to the showroom during the live show: we can accept a few guests too.

AnalogueZone ►"

Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Module Tutorial Made Easy

Published on Oct 4, 2017

Part 1 here. You can go straight there for both videos. Quite a bit is covered in each.

Roland SH-01As on eBay

"Audio and Video Produced by G-Storm Electro c.2017

Did you know the SH-01A has SHUFFLE? How do you change an Arpeggio to 2 Octaves? What about changing the Sequencer note scaling to something other than 16th? Like triplets! Or making the LFO speed go into audio rates?! Say whaaaaaat? Everything you wanted to know about the SH-01A, and maybe a little bit more, all in under 30 minutes.

In my previous video I gave a review/overview on the SH-01A. Today in this video I will be giving a more in-depth tutorial. This is a great synth for beginners. And this video was made just for users with little to no knowledge of synthesizers. More experienced users may want to skip ahead to topics of interest.

0:00 Introduction
0:15 Connecting a MIDI Controller or No Controller?
0:57 Factory Reset
1:40 LFO Modulation
2:14 VCO - The Sound Source
4:04 Changing the Noise Type - A Sneak Peak at the System Settings
4:51 The Filter - A Control for Brightness
6:05 VCA and Envelope - Loudness Control Over Time
7:34 Trigger Types
8:34 Ribbon Controllers
9:06 Portamento
9:34 Transpose Switch and Tune Knob
10:00 A Quick Note About the CV/GATE Out and External Clock Jacks
10:41 Saving A Patch (MENU, "1")
11:38 What In the World Is Manual Recall?
12:19 Sequencer, Setting the Note Scale, Programming Notes
13:50 Shuffle!
14:16 Saving and Recalling a Sequence Pattern (MENU, "2")
15:08 Arpeggio, Hold, Key Transpose, Setting 1 or 2 Octaves
16:12 Assignment Modes: Mono, Unison, Poly, Chord (MENU, "3")
16:51 Editing Chords In Chord Mode
System Settings (MENU, "4") use VALUE knob to scroll parameters
Press "1" to edit/exit a parameter
17:54 System - LFO Types, Tuning, MIDI Channel
19:51 System - Sync, Key Velocity, CC Output Mode
21:51 System - A Note About CV Out Settings
22:29 System - Auto-Off, LED Demo
23:19 System - Ribbon Control Scales
24:05 System - Mod Ribbon Hold
24:40 How To BACKUP Patch and Pattern Data To Computer
25:38 How To RESTORE Patch and Pattern Data To Computer"

Sequential Prophet VS Vector Synthesizer (1986) four sounds in one track

Published on Oct 4, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all sounds: Sequential Circuits Prophet VS vector synthesizer (1986)
drums: Roland TR-808 (1982)
recording: multi-track recording"

Blade Runner // End Titles [ S Y N T H W A V E || C O V E R ]

Published on Oct 3, 2017 Ace Waters

"I am a big, big fan of Blade Runner. The aesthetic, the lighting, the surreal telling of a story about identity, and of course the music from Vangelis, someone I get a lot of comments in comparison to. So, here we go. From a soundtrack that I regularly draw inspiration from, heres the end credits song, Blade Runner."

DSI Prophet-6, OB-6 & Tempest, Moog Voyager XL, Yamaha Reface DX, white KORG Arp Odyssey, and Elektron Octatrack.

THYME Effects Processor Now Available

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Bastl Instruments

"The Thyme is an effects processor that is best described as a sequenceable robot operated digital tape machine. With a lot of parameters at hand it enables the exploration of all the time based effects and the vast space in between their classical multi-effects categories and in stereo!"

You can find previous posts featuring Bastl Instruments THYTME here.

And the press release:

"THYME is out! The sequenceable robot operated digital tape machine?!

We are excited to finally announce that Thyme - the effects processor of our dreams - is now available to the world! We started working on the machine more than 3 years ago and we can proudly say it is our most ambitious project yet and sets new standards of quality and craziness. The wooden sides and mat black aluminum panels with laser engraved graphics are beautiful and durable. Our search for the perfect housing caused extensive delays but we can confidently say it was worth the wait! From the first announcement at Musik Messe 2015 we have reworked the hardware architecture from top to bottom to meet the high quality demands of today's musicians.

The Thyme is an effects processor that is best described as a sequenceable robot operated digital tape machine. With loads of parameters to tweak it invites users to explore a wide range of time based audio effects as well as the vast space in between their classical multi-effects categories (delay, phaser, reverb, chorus, pitch shifter, multi-tap delay, tape delay, tremolo, vibrato, compressor) and it’s all in stereo! Each of the 9 different parameters (Tape Speed, Delay Coarse & Fine, Feedback, Filter, extra heads Spacing and Levels, Dry/Wet Mix and Volume) has a dedicated modulation source – called the Robot – which can be adjusted separately for left and right channels to create exciting new sound effects. The Robot can function as a multi shaped LFO, an external CV source or an envelope follower which uses the external audio signal as a control source. On top of all that there are 8 buttons for selecting presets which can then be sequenced by a built in meta sequencer. The Robots, the sequencer and the Delay can be synchronised to external or internal clock. Thyme interfaces with MIDI, analog clock and CV, it has a switchable stereo/mono input, stereo output, adjustable headphone output and a footswitch jack.

439 EUR excl. tax"

Waves of Memories Project (Mcv Adsr & Rafa Saez) - Spatial Architecture

Published on Oct 3, 2017 Waves of Memories Project

Synth list at 5:17. Anyone ID what that is at 3:24? I remember it, but can't place it at the moment.

Drum Scum | Chaosample

Published on Oct 3, 2017 Miles Briand

Isotonik Studios GHOSTS LE Pac-Man Style Sequencer Now Free

Arcade Series Returns - Ghosts LE - Walkthrough from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

And the press release:


We've been absolutely blown away by the reception given to the Arcade Series Returns so we've decided to celebrate!

In creating the series Ableton Certified Trainer, Mark Towers built an original proof of concept of Ghosts, it wasn't linked to a control surface and was controlled merely by the mouse.

It was the screenshot of this that saw us get our biggest media coverage to date and now we've decided to finish off the device and make it available as a taste of the full series for FREE!

Ghosts LE is s MaxforLive Generative sequencer that can be controlled by the mouse, inspired by PacMan it’s Ghosts create MIDI notes in a defined scale each time the touch a power pill.

With a variety of controls over the Ghosts and the ability to change the contents of the map you can set up numerous copies to create your own generative composition.

Whilst Ghosts LE is the free introduction to the Arcade Series Returns it also includes some of the ranges core features such as looping and export to MIDI Clip. Just watch Marks walkthrough video above for more details!"

Korg Prophecy Solo Synthesizer SSP-1

via this auction

Original RedSound Darkstar

via this auction


via this auction

"An original ARP Odyssey Mk 1 (black face) c1975. This example is in overall very nice condition. The low c on the keyboard sticks slightly but plays fine. All other aspects are in good order. Comes with a bespoke flight case (modern)."

dreadbox NYX Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Sound Demo of dreadbox NYX analogue synthesizer"

Roland JUPITER-8 VS SYSTEM-8: Quick test & waveform comparison

Published on Oct 4, 2017 gattobus

"I just got lucky and put my hands on a REAL Jupiter-8, so I did some comparison between my System-8 and the REAL THING. What do you think? NO FX, NO POST PROCESSING, RECORDED STRAIGHT TO AUDIO INTERFACE."

Elektron Analog Four & Moog Sub Phatty

Published on Oct 4, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Analog Four and Sub Phatty synced together. Sub Phatty sequenced by an Octatrack.

No further processing except for normalisation."

MM003 Resynthesize

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Hexinverter Électronique

"Mutant Modular #3 is from Resynthesize - Northern California producer Brandon Tallent. A master of the modular live set - check his Instagram page @resynthesize - his background as a DJ really shines through here, packing so many ideas into 15 minutes but never losing that tight groove. A machine-funk, dubbed out, techno journey."

Expert Sleepers General CV - arpeggio

Published on Oct 4, 2017

"Video by Rubadub Glasgow."

Expert Sleepers General CV

SNAZZY FX --modular aftenoon at the shop

Published on Oct 4, 2017 snazelle

SNAZZY FX --modular aftenoon at the shop
snazzy fx modular afternoon 1a
snazzy fx: techno

Brighton Modular Meet 2017 walkthrough vid!

Published on Oct 4, 2017 Brighton Modular Meet

"Here's a walkthrough of the 2017 Brighton Modular Meet - NOT including the live performances and concert though, they call all be found in their own playlists."

You can find additional Brighton Modular Meet posts here.

STUDIO ELECTRONICS / Roland Boutique SE02 wobble controlling from Ableton LFO

Published on Oct 4, 2017 quelltll

"Synth (Roland: SE-02), Reverb (Eventide: Blackhole), LFMW (BPM-Sync LFO for SE02)"

Roland SE-02s on eBay

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