MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 09, 2017

KORG Volca Circuit Sunrizer Deep Session 12 (unmastered)

Published on Oct 9, 2017 014london70

"Volca Sample, FM and bass. Circuit is sequencing the bass on track 1 and an internal sound on track 2. Sunrizer played live, badly :) No post processing."

Korg MS10, MS20 & SQ-10 with Minimoog lead...

Published on Oct 9, 2017 noddyspuncture

"Here is a short sequence using the SQ-10 to play my MS10 & MS20 custom jobby (bolted together, I call them the 'Frankensynth') Over the top I then played the Minimoog through the Moog MF104M delay..."

MOOG Prodigy Monophonic Analog Synth SN 9448

via this auction

Octave-Plateau Cat SRM-I Synthesizer

via this auction

"Octave-Plateau Cat SRM-I Synthesizer - 1976 - Serviced & Restored Early version Octave Cat. The entire signal path is purely discreet! Uses CA3080 Filter. Recently serviced by Duane R. Balvage of Synth Apothecary. Near mint condition."

Elektron Octatrack MKII

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video shows the Elektron Octatrack MK II being used as a sampler as well as a midi sequencer and effects unit and mixer. The bass line is made by the Abstrakt Instruments Avalon and other synth sounds are provided by the Roland Boutique D-05.

The Octatrack, from Elektron, is now in its second run, providing a fully improved, modified and enhanced version as the MKII. With a crisp OLED screen and ultra durable back-lit buttons, the visual feedback is clearer than ever, with a much bigger variety of information available to be shown on the OLED screen. High quality encoders provide precise data for changing parameters. With an updated crossfader, and an increased number of dedicated buttons, the Octatrack MKII is sure to blow the minds of music producers everywhere.

Available here:"

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SynthFest UK 2017 Videos by DivKidVideo

Published on Oct 9, 2017 DivKidVideo

1. AJH Synth Mega-Phase 12 // Synthfest 2017
Allan from AJH Synth continues to absolutely knock it out of the park (his other modules are gorgeous!) with the new Mega-Phase 12 phaser module. This is a reimagining of the phaser with a multi stage rotary selector and a unique separate emphasis stage tap. Allowing you to create classic 4 stage EHX small stone style phasing through a range of other phaser tones but you can tap the resonant emphasis from a separate stage to the total stages selected. This allows for unique phase cancellation and tonal changes allowing the Mega-Phase 12 to create a wide range of phasing sounds and FX.

2. AJH Synth Finale R-EQ // SynthFest 2017
Video 2 of 3 from AJH Synth at SynthFest UK 2017. Here's the Finale R-EQ which offers aural exciting and maximising of the low and high frequencies alongside a 4 band EQ and basic reverbs that are suited to synths all of which comes together to act as a "back end" for a synth voice (although I'm sure it's great on other sounds too as all the AJH modules are stupidly good!).

3. AJH Synth Gemini 2412 // Synthfest 2017
This is the third and final video / new product from AJH Synth at Synthfest UK 2017 in Sheffield. The Gemini 2412 is a dual state variable filter based on the classic SEM filter. There's a lot of tricks not often seen include series cascaded and parallel use of the filters, filter CV mixing that scales to each filter, a dual frequency control, totally independent dual filter use (should you wise) and a CV-able mix between the two. There's also CV-able resonance which is rare on SEM style filters.

GEM EQUINOX 88 PRO Workstation Synthesizer

via this auction

"This is a rare board in the states. I only tested the sounds, buttons and inputs, this board is too complicated to test any further than that. There are two headphone jacks on the left corner, the bottom jack works, but the top jack is not producing any sound, it could be a special operating procedure."

Odd regarding having two headphone jacks.

DrumFire DF-500 5 Channel Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"This thing is super clean, looks new and comes in the original box with promotional materials and original trigger pads for attaching to your drums. I preferred to trigger it from my modular. It works perfectly and sound great."

ROLAND JD-800 SN ZC42457

via this auction


Published on Oct 9, 2017 k101011 k

"showing off our prototype with unfinished firmware."

See the LPZW.SCHLEUßIG label below for more.

TubeOhm Degenerator

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Andre' Laska

"Her is the latest Video from the DIY samplesynth De-Generator with
a new stepp sequenzer and some sound examples.
Next on"

"Hearts And Minds" Nitzer Ebb Analog Keys CV Odyssey, SE 02 demo

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Mattelica

"Live take of Nitzer Ebb's Hearts And Minds with an Elektron Analog Keys on drums and extra synth, CV controlling the Korg Odyssey doing a dirty bassline, CV controlling a Roland SE 02 doing a deep/wet bassline to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer with gated reverb direct to a Canon 6D mic line in with a 50mm 1.4"

Dave Smith Instruments In the Spotlight with the Prophet-6 and Aidan Carroll

You can find the latest installment of Dave Smith Instruments "In the Spotlight" series with Chevron and the Prophet 12 here.

"Aidan Carroll is an international touring artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He has toured and performed with such artists as Lisa Fischer, Melody Gardot, Fred Hersch, Donald Fagen, Warren Haynes, and Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. As a NYC-based musician, Carroll is a top call for his exceptional bass playing and is quickly becoming known for his diverse work in the studio as a keyboardist, producer, and songwriter. Carroll has recently recorded with Omar Hakim, Lion Babe, Zhu, Kingdom, and done remixes for Anna Wise, Madison McFerrin, Denitia & Sene, and Tribe Called Quest. Aidan is currently at work on his second album which features him on all instruments, production, and vocals. We chatted with him about how he’s using the Prophet-6."

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

Marc Melià - Arpeggios#5 (Music for Prophet)

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Marc Melià

Recorded at Area 42, Brussels
Editing: Marc Melià & Meri Ekola
Camera Operators: Antoine Urban & Débora Ruffato

Crumar Composer - The Analog Music Monografy #01

"VSMI is a project born in the 1996 dedicated to the Vintage Synthesizers Made in Italy only. All tracks are in live multitracks recording with a Zoom R8 in flat, same for Cubase LE5 for mixing! Just played italian sound only:

Crumar Composer - the synthesizer
Montarbo DREV 128 - the direct effects
Gem Drum 15 - waves samples from the original machine
released October 9, 2017"

Update: there was a BandCamp embed in this post that is now gone. You can find a YouTube video that replaces it here.


Published on Oct 9, 2017 Dreadbox

"Analog Monophonic Synthesizer"

The Dreadbox HADES goes DIY.

Roland EF-303 review and demonstration

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Yateveo

"This little effects unit from 2001 packs a punch! Beyond offering time-based effects ranging from filters to flangers, delay, pitch and more, the EF-303 serves as a mini drum machine, bass synth, and MIDI sequencer/controller. Hang out and watch me run it through its paces!"

Roland Boutique SH-01a : Unison & Poly Mode

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Todd Smith Music

"This second video on the Roland Boutique SH-01a will jump into Unison and Poly mode sequencing. The Roland Boutique SH-01a is dynamite in a small package. My next video will go into Chord mode !"

Roland SH-01As on eBay

Part 1 here.

Roland SE-02 by STUDIO ELECTRONICS intro

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Buchla info

"some tweakin on the nice SE02 ,
my patch."

Roland SE-02s on eBay

Synth Jam 56: Access Virus Indigo, Novation Circuit & DSI Mopho Keyboard

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Marcus Padrini

Access Virus Indigo: Synth Lead
Novation Circuit: Bass, Drums and Synth Pad
DSI Mopho Keyboard: Synth Lead

Strumming the Continuum

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Christophe Duquesne

"I started designing a strumming preset for the Continuum some weeks ago. At first it was mainly a game ("is it possible to do it ?"), but it appears to be very fun to play ! so here is a small demo of it.

Every sound (except drums) is coming from the Continuum (the effect processing is done internally using the layer feature, one preset processing the output of another one). The main preset is using the Touche feature of the Continuum and the Touche area is using all 3 axis: X for strumming, Z for strumming harder, and Y for damping. So that's 3 axis for both hands. The little black bar on the left side is just to help staying in the strumming area (if you start strumming outside of the area, it will not strum at all).

This demo is very 'guitar style' (Ok, you can say I'm a frustrated guitar player) but of course one of the interesting thing will be to play that way with all sorts of sounds."

Novation Peak Review -

Published on Oct 8, 2017 BBoy Tech Report

Synthfest 2017 Videos by Sonistate

Published on Oct 9, 2017 sonicstate


1. Synthfest 2017: Tasty Chips GR-1 Granular Synth
First outing for the much anticipated Tasty Chips GR-1 Granular synth. In the flesh it certainly looks tasty, the design of the GUI really makes a lot of sense and has a wonderful ease of use.

Check our Awesome MAX4Live Synth:

2. Synthfest 2017: Reon Driftboxes Coming To The UK
Small Japanese manufacturer Reon hada range of Driftboxes on show at the Koirg booth, Korg are looking to bring in the units for distribution early next year. With three analogue synth voices, a mixer and a CV sequencer, they have a unique take.

3. Synthfest 2017: iConnectivity PlayAudio12 Disaster Proof Live Production
We have a look at the new iConnectivity PlayAudio12 - the system which had redundant audio and MID switching for live production. One computer fails - no problem.

4. SynthFest 2017: Expert Sleepers General CV
The new Expert Sleepers General CV offers a way to harness the power of a well specified General MIDI chip into your Eurorack modular setup, with 5 dedicated controls, numerous CV, clock and trigger inputs, you can add multiple voices, sequences and other GM sounds.
Synthfest was the first official release of the new Expert Sleepers General CV - a Eurorack module which brings the General MIDI sounds into your Eurorack.

5. Synthfest 2017: Abstrakt Data
New Modules from Eurorack manufacturer Abstrakt Data - AD50 Triple VCA, AD51 Envelope Generator, AD60 4x4 mixer, plus a quick look at a new prototypes of the AD31 Event Boss - pattern manipulator and the AD40 analog VCO with waveshaping.

6. Synthfest 2017: Analogue Solutions SynthBoxes
Synthblocks from Analogue Solutions, Mr Hyde - analogue filter and audio rate LFO, and Strangelove- ring mod with LFO and on board delay. Both feature patchability for integration into modular world. Also on show was Treadstone - a complete analogue synth voice in a pedal size package.

7. Synthfest 2017: iSotonik Studios Max For Live Devices
A selection of Max For Live devices from various developers associated with iSotonik Studios - some interesting applications for integrating MAX For Live with your setup.

SynthFest UK 2017 Round-Up by Sound on Sound

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

Check out the Powertran Transcendent Polysynth at :21.

"Saturday 7 October saw the UK’s biggest synthesizer event return to Sheffield for its second year. Organised by Sound On Sound magazine, Synthfest UK is a celebration of all things synth, with an exhibition hosting manufacturers, retailers and universities, as well as a seminar programme with big names in the synth world and a Modular Meet where people could show off their own rigs."

Roland Studio Electronic SE02 Sound Demos by Cray

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Cray

Roland Studio Electronics SE-02

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Cray

"Rhythm Metalique"

DM1 Mac V3.1- Beat Making Machine For macOS

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Fingerlab

"We are introducing a new version of DM1 for mac.
DM1 V3.1 including a new instrument mode witch allow you to add bass, chords and melody to your rhythm, with 6 instruments: Piano, Korg MicroPreset, Cello, Clavinet, Marimba and MiniLogue.

We added 48 new drum kits and 5 new FX: Enveloppe Filter, Dub Delay, Noise Gate, Texturizer and Robotizer

Swing slider added to fullscreen display

DM1 for mac 3.1 ready MacOS HighSierra


Fingerlab team"

3 ways to use your PHONE as a synth Multi FX engine

Published on Oct 9, 2017 loopop

"Effects can take your synth sounds to a whole new level. If your synth doesn't have any built in FX, a great multi channel, multi effect system might be sitting in your pocket.

In this video:
1. Using Effects apps
2. Setting up multiple effects chains (iOS)
3. Setting up effects chains on multiple inputs (iOS)

Used in this clip:
Novation Circuit Mono Station
Arturia AudioFuse
iRig from IK Multimedia
PO-20 from Teenage Engineering
iPhone 7 Plus from Apple
The stand is HERO by Cremacaffe -"

OPL3 instruments on a diy synthesizer, YMF262 controlled by an Arduino

Published on Oct 9, 2017 DutchBigEd

"4 operand opl3 sounds played by an Arduino controlled YMF262"

Acidcode ML 303 TB-303 Clone

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 Synthesizer w/ Gig Bag, Strap & Original Box

via this auction

Roland Alpha Juno 2 Synthesizer

via this auction

Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution - Drum Machine, Mono Synth

via this auction


via this auction

Digitakt - Session Beta

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Red Means Recording

"A performance on the Elektron Digtakt.
1 bank, 14 patterns, lots of Fill condition.
All live, 1 take. A couple edits, to shorten performance.
100% Digitakt, mastered with Ozone."

Digitakts on Amazon | Digitakts on eBay

Synthesizer Reviews Episode 3 SSL Segwencer pt 2

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Synthesizer Reviews

"A musical follow-up to Episode 2, showcasing one many possible uses for the unique 'Segwnecer' module by Synthetic Sound Labs."

All parts here.


Published on Oct 9, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

If you enjoy my videos please consider supporting me on patreon! every penny helps. it would be amazing to spend all the time doing videos and making them better and better:-

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BoBeats: Why I Bought The MatrixBrute – BIG OVERVIEW & SOUND DEMOS

Published on Oct 9, 2017 BoBeats

"Episode 1 of my Matrixbrute series. In this episode we listen to several demos of the Matrixbrute as well as do a overview of the main features."

o_C turing machine x 2

Published on Oct 9, 2017 ljs8888

"trying out the turing machines on ornament and crime"

Waldorf NW1 - In the Mix

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Gomag

"This is a simple demo of the Waldorf NW1 module.
To make this demo more interesting, I decided to make a simple background music, so that you can listen to, how NW1 works in the mix. NW1 may sound harsh and ugly as well as subtly and beautifully. You will find more info in the video clip. Enjoy!"

Moog Minitaur, Behringer CC300 Chorus Space-C, Strymon Timeline & Big Sky

Published on Oct 9, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Minitaur synthesiser through a CC300 chorus, Timeline delay & Big Sky reverb. Minitaur is sequenced from an Electron Octatrack.

No further processing except normalisation."

DIY synth Tokarev Protosynth V1LP testing

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Konstantin T

Roland JX 03 - Custom Patches

Published on Oct 9, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Roland JX-03, first patches I made for my ears. Probably soon I'll release some on my website, so stay tuned!
I already knew that Roland did a great job, having the JU-06 but again, the sound of the JX-03 was a really nice surprise! Simple to make great sounds, a lot of controls and great footprint.


Roland JX-03s on eBay

microbit minilogueSound1009

Published on Oct 8, 2017 ryouichi harada

The microbit is from Technology Will Save Us.

Life Has Value (Synthstrom Audible Deluge Trance Jam)

Published on Oct 8, 2017 Rephazer

"Just a quick little trance jam with the Deluge testing out the power of the dsp/cpu and voice limit.

I got quite far to be honest before it started breaking up voices (hi-hats) at around 4:40, but I quickly disabled one of the 3 background pads each featuring heavy modulation/reverb and delay so it's not really noticeable I think.

Also let's not forget that I use filters, eq, panning modulation, delay and reverb on almost every track/sound so I think it's safe to say that the Deluge is a very capable groovebox considering you can resample/record tracks to free up dsp power if needed.

I still have to test the midi side of things, but when it comes to the synth/sampler and sound quality of this machine.. It's a keeper for me!"

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