MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

quicco Mi.1e Flexible Bluetooth Eurorack Module - TFoM2017

Published on Nov 19, 2017 cuckoomusic

"This flexible Bluetooth module with its accompanying iPad app really caught my attention on the Tokyo Festival of Modular 2017. It can do CV, gate and LFO, all controlled and sequenced from the iPad app.

More about the Mi.1e will be available shortly on Quicco Sound's web page:"

Hordijk Minute XI

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Todd Barton

"Gargling formants"

Korg DSS-1 Synthesizer

via this auction

White Moog Minimoog Voyager Performer Edition

via this auction

Moog Minimoog Voyager Performer Edition Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Matrix II Homemade Analog Synthesizer - VCOs

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Sbranvlztronics

"Something about the VCO in the 'Matrix' II Homemade Analog Synthesizer. This synth has 3 identical VCOs, based on the Electronotes / ASM VCO, with minor modifications to allow for some electronic components substitutions.

Other modules will be shown in next videos (3 VCOs, 4 dual VCAs, 2 moog ladder VCFs, 2 LFOs, 3 ADSRs, VC Phaser, VC Delay, Divider, Sample & Hold, CV Lag, 2 Inverters, 4 channel mixer, Ring Modulator, Noise generator).

Welcome to Sbranvlztronics

*Links and articles pertinent to the VCO:
Terry Mikulic
"New Design Ideas for Voltage-Controlled Oscillators"
Electronotes, Vol. 8, No. 62, Feb. 1976, pp 13-15

Braids (take 2)

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"We’re testing Braids for the first time. The rest of the team was initially unsure what to make of the new rack-mounted friends, but they’re quickly becoming friends.

Kastle lays down the drone while the PO-12 Rhythm handles the click-track syncing and the beats. SQ-1 listens to the clicks and commands the 0-Coast and Braids on time and in tune. The Wasp wasps."

The Illusion of Space by Body In The Thames Featuring the DSI OB-6

An all DSI OB6 composition by Body In The Thames

3 passes - crackle noise, drone/bass & ghosty glitches

1 live take each - no sequencing of any kind either on board or MIDI, just knob twiddling/pitch wheel/mod wheel

all onboard FX - nothing else added, no computer editing either


via Bandcamp:

"A 9-and-a-half minute ambient-drone-doom piece that I made exclusively for Sanctuary Lab & The Dark. Outside 2017

Available exclusively via Bandcamp

includes poster (pdf)
released October 23, 2017

Written, recorded, performed & produced by Body in the Thames, in Stockholm, Sweden, September 2017

Artwork by Body in the Thames"

attack ships on fire

Published on Nov 18, 2017 Ron Millar

With a Dave Smith Instruments OB-6.

JVC KB-700 features and demo

Published on Nov 18, 2017 Daniel Arena

"JVC KB700 (also sold as Lowrey Micro Genie V120).

Super weird mid 80's organ:
Solo section (square-wave + discrete VCF)
Poly section (divide-down? but phasey? there's a bunch of mysterious ASICs in there so it could be anything + Paraphonic VCF, subtle stereo spread + ensemble effects)
Analog + discrete drum machine
Bass synth
Bunch of other weird crap.

Sketchy weird beastie of a thing. Does some cool stuff though.

Obvious low-stress (and probably reversible) mods available for drum triggers and some VCF params. Medium-stress mods likely for loads of other stuff.

Some reverb added, no other effects. Apologies for the gross playing, I'm not really a keyboard player."

There was only one other post featuring the KB-700 here.

Dave Burraston aka noyzelab on How to Get Into Modular Synths w/o Going Broke

For those interested noyzelab has a post up on how to get into modular synths w/o going broke. It features references and notes from his recent talk at unsound adelaide 2017.

"some notes / refs for my talk at unsound adelaide 2017 on how to get into modular synthesis without going broke in the process. there's obviously a strong emphasis on cheap / diy / open source as an entry point to modular.."

"Dave Burraston is an Australian experimental musician, who has worked with a diverse range of artists from Chris Watson to Aphex Twin via Oren Ambarchi. A self-confessed gearhead, among his many accomplishments is the publication of SYROBONKERS!, the most technical interview ever given by Aphex Twin. Today he discusses how to get into modular synthesis - with a particular emphasis on not going broke!"

Roland Model 101 Vintage Monophonic Synthesizer from 1975 SN 500971

via this auction

This one sold for $1000. It was sent in by the seller, but it was sold before I got to this post. I thought I would capture it on the site for posterity. :) If the sale falls through I'll put a new post up.

"Roland System 100 Model 101 Synthesizer from 1975. This is a true, vintage analogue synth that has a huge sound and vintage tone that simply isn't available in modern analogues. It has patch points along various points of the signal path that makes it a great companion to a modular system. I would frequently use it as a 3rd oscillator for my modular or use a Mutable Instruments Peaks for a snappier envelope than the built in one. It has patch points for CV and Gate and it responds to 1v/Oct, so you can control it with any standard MIDI to CV controller or from a modular without any conversion.

Lots of possibilities on this synth, much more than other vintage monosynths. Of course, you can pair it with the other components of the System 100 (Model 102, Model 104, etc.) system to add a second voice, sequencer and more.

The synth is fully functional. All the keys work, all the sliders and knobs work fine."

Analogue Systems RS-370 & RS-375 Eurorack Modules

via this auction

"RS-370 & RS-375 additive synth and expander modules in perfect working order."

Note the listing has these as Analogue Solutions, but they are actually Analogue Systems.

The RS-375 hasn't been featured on the site before.

LO-FI TECHNO WORKOUT / Volca Sample / Monotron Delay

Published on Nov 19, 2017 mishpult

"Live techno set with Korg Volca Sample, heavily overdriven through the Korg Monotron Delay. I overlayed an some old 90's rave videos found on youtube just for the atmosphere. Videos are not mine and no profit of any kind is made here."

Centrevillage C Quencer DLX - Tokyo Festival of Modular 2017

Published on Nov 19, 2017 cuckoomusic

"I found the C Quencer DLX to be particularly lovely. For more information, watch this video ;-) and then go to:"

This is the first Centrevillage post on MATRIXSYNTH. They also have a non DLX C Quencer module, and one named Trigger HaCker pictured below.

DLX C Quencer DLX

DLX C Quencer

"It is a special phrase generator combining Euclidian rhythm and arpeggiator.

Demo sound source: C_Quencer Demo Tracks (Using some external oscillator, filter module, delay effect)

Documents, source code etc are in github.

centrevillage / C_Quencer

(Invisible story)

Originally, the board of this module was a jacket for coterie music CD. (The height of the euro rack panel is about 13 cm, which is almost the same size as the CD jacket)

The released album is still being distributed on bandcamp."

Trigger HaCker

This module is under prototype phase 5x5 matrix trigger sequencer

Red Roland Juno-106

via this auction

"Here’s a Custom Red Roland Juno 106 we finished up a few weeks ago.

It’s been totally electronically restored , and cosmetically modified.

What’s new is the polyphony meter on the far right of the front panel.

The switch turns it on and off. Right now , it’s set up to cause filter distortion. Pretty cool on filter dependent sounds.

You can also set it to be just a pretty light show, ( no filter distortion ) telling you which voice you’re playing.

Voice chips are perfectly restored and ready to go.

A copy of the “best of the best” sounds has been installed in memory."

YAMAHA DX7, Classic Synthesizer SN 129638 w/ Extras

via this auction

"Ladies and gents, they don't come ANY nicer than mine with no wear on the buttons or text. Features 61 keys, Modulation and Pitch wheels, all factory internal sounds. The extremely rare accessories include the factory removable music stand, Yamaha sustain pedal, removable Percussion/Effects data tone cartridge and factory user manual. This is the PERFECT Yamaha DX7 package for the collector and player alike, I have never seen a more complete or more beautiful package, this is very special!! Every key, knob, button, input/output jack works perfectly!! I ask that you please study the photos carefully to understand just how one of a kind my synth is, then base your bid on what you see."

AKAI AX80 Vintage (1984) 8-voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"It's both cosmetically and functionally excellent. There are no dents or dings in the metal chassis. The paint, print, and logos are still intact and glossy. The end cheeks also have a nice glossy finish. The membrane buttons all work. There are no tears or rips in the membrane. All other knobs and controls work as intended. None of the keys are chipped/broken/repaired and they all trigger notes correctly. Yes, there are scuffs and marks on the end cheeks and a few very light scratches on the plastic display panel. The latter can likely be completely buffed out using plastic polish, if you desire. As you can see from the pics, though, the machine is in terrific condition overall. It's not like many of the beat-up examples you see on the 'Bay, where the sellers are asking outrageous prices."

Vintage Chroma Polaris synthesizer - pristine SN 300830

via this auction

"This synth was manufactured in the early 1980s by Fender. I was the lead designer, and when the project wrapped up, I bought a couple from the company cheap. This one is serial 300830. Since I mostly played a different unit, this one stayed in its original shipping box for the intervening years, and it is in essentially perfect condition.

This is a six-voice synth with a 61-key velocity sensitive keyboard. It has selective pitch bend, which lets you bend some notes in a chord while keeping others fixed. It has a MIDI interface, and includes a built-in sequencer.

When I took this out of the box for the first time in a long time a week or so ago, the membrane switch panel connections has dried out and cracked, as happens with most Polarises, so I installed brand new panels. I also replaced the CPU with a faster one for a snappier feel, put in the latest revision of the firmware, upped the sequence memory to the maximum 64K, checked out and calibrated all the circuitry, and cleaned the keyswitches and keys. You're not likely to find a cleaner looking and performing Polaris on the market anywhere.

This will be packed in its original box with styrofoam supports, then wrapped in large cell bubble wrap, then packed in another double-wall box. I'm including the line cord, one sustain footswitch, and the original manuals. If you want the Tempo-Tap function for the sequencer, you'll need another footswitch, but any standard footswitch with a 1/4" phone plug will work. It doesn't come with a variable pedal, but any Chroma or ARP pedal you find on eBay will work. It doesn't have a cassette interface cable, but MIDI is a much better way to get data into and out of the Polaris. It comes with one set of factory sounds in it, and the two sets that Fender provided on cassette can also be found on the web, and sent in via MIDI."

Siel Cruise Vintage Synthesizer SN 183/249

via this auction

"The Cruise is two synths in one, combining what is Siel’s Orchestra and Mono synthesizer models into one powerful synthesizer. It features two discrete synthesizer modes or sections: Mono Synthesizer and Poly Synthesizer. The front panel has a lot of graphical information printed on it to clearly designate the Mono section functions from the Poly section features, as well as signal flow charts to help the user understand how the sounds are internally routed. In the middle of the synth is the ‘Masters’ section. This holds master volume sliders for the Mono and Poly synth sections and keyboard split mode options."

Multivox Pulser - Rare Analog Synth

via this auction

"Up for sale is avery very rare analog synth from the mid 70's The Multivox / Firstman PULSER syntheizer. Although it has presets, it can be partially edited via the left panel for many realtime adjustments. The best thing about this synth is the tone... VERY unassuming It sounds way bigger, smooth than it looks... reminds me very much of an ARP Soloist meets a Korg 770 monosynth meets a Moog micromoog!"

LL Electronics Rozzbox One V2

via this auction

"LL Electronics Rozzbox One V2. The unit is in perfect condition both operationally and cosmetically. These are rare, discontinued and hard to find in the condition. It pains me to part with it, but sometimes life has other plans."

Analogue Solutions Leipzig-s SN 7885

via this auction

"The Analogue Solutions Leipzig-s synthesizer is a two-oscillator monophonic fully-analog MIDI synthesizer. Its signal path is not only analog, but so are its control functions... envelope, LFO, etc. Because it is a fully-analog synthesizer with circuit designs based on vintage analog synthesizers, it evinces the tone that is what you seek when you're looking for vintage analog sound.

In addition to amazing and fat tone, the Leipzig-s has a great set of functionality. The oscillators have independent glide and independent pulse-width modulation. There is a sub oscillator that can be generated by either oscillator. The filter is a 24db per octave low pass that seems like it was deeply inspired by Moog, and generates one of the thickest, richest filter tones in modern analog synthesizers. The filter can be controlled with either of the two envelopes. The modulation section is complex and allows each oscillator to be modulated by a number of sources, including different waveforms from the LFO, envelopes, the other oscillator, and MIDI. The filter can also be modulated by these sources, allowing a level of complexity that is very useful. Especially for creating drum sounds.

The Leipzig-s also has an analog sequencer that can be MIDI controlled. If you want true vintage analog sequencing sounds with an analog synthesizer, this is a quick and inexpensive way to get them! The sequencer is single-channel, but allows you to control the oscillators in independent amounts. The sequencer can also control the filter."

ELEKTRON Monomachine SFX-60 + Drive MKII w/ Original Box

via this auction

Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1 Yellow Magic Tabletop Synthesizer

via this auction

"Yellow Magic edition of the Mutable Instruments Shruti-1. This version has an MS-20 stye LP filter and a lo-fi delay. On the back it has audio in and out and midi in and out.

Built by Barclay Pedals in PA. Synth is housed in grey tinted translucent plexi box with white text printed on front panel. I’ve had this one about two years and half the time it has been in climate controlled storage. In great working condition. Includes power adapter."

Roland JD-800 SN AD02672

via this auction

Blue Roland SH-101 SN 320611 w/ Original Box, Mod Grip, & Belt

via this auction

Roland MC-202 Microcomposer w/ Kenton Pro-2000 Midi Sync Unit

via this auction


- Fully working and recently serviced.
- Amazing analog sound - nothing like it apart from the classic SH-101 - best sub bass and acid sounds this side of a TB-303.
- Retrofit conversion to allow full control of note, pitch, length and velocity via four additional ports - this allows the original microcomposer element to be bypassed (if you wish, the microcomposer still works perfectly and can be programmed and synced as per the original) and controlled via MIDI.
- To allow the MIDI sync and control to allow the MC-202 to be controlled by computer sequencing software I am adding in the Kenton Pro-2000 midi sync device to the bundle.
- This means you can harness the amazing sounds of the 202 into modern sequencing software making this a far more powerful package than the original device."

Roland CR 5000 CompuRhythm SN 438854

via this auction

"Roland CompuRhytm CR-5000 Micro Computer Controlled Rhythm Machine. Very nice original working condition. This unit came out of an estate of a 80+ year old musicians personal collection of music equipment."

Sonicsmith Squaver P1 in action song

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Dziam Bass

"Sonicsmith Squaver P1 in action with Modor NF-1 and Leipig -S (Analogue Solutions) D&R mixer and Eventide Space verb from hand live recording"

Dr Strangelove analogue ring mod / echo effects synthBlock

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Analogue Solutions

"Quick demo of Dr Strangelove analogue ring mod / echo effects synthBlock.
Small desk top processor, use with your DAW or use with your modular!
Audio source is a Digitakt - fed into Dr Stranglelove"

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #45: Waldorf Blofeld - Song 1

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Waldorf Blofeld. It's a table-top 25-voice polyphonic, 16-part multitimbral, digital synthesizer capable of wavetable synthesis and analogue modelling.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Blofeld - Alesis Ampliton - DigiTech Obscura - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. The used fx varied depending on the recorded track, while the internal fx of the blofeld were deactivated.

The signal goes via a small Behringer mixer straight into the pc.

To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with just a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track.

Well, I decided to go back to the basics, but at the same time make something useful for the synth community and do a kind of competition (I like competitions;-). What's my best synth for ambient music :-)"

Soulsby Atmegatron Song - Seavari's Theme

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"Here's another little tune I've written and recording using the wonderful Soulsby Atmegatron. I hope you enjoy it!

Everything you hear (including the drums) is coming from the Atmegatron using its 'default' firmware. Very little processing has been applied during mixing - basically nothing more than rolling some bottom end off a few sounds, so it's pretty much Raw Atmegatron you're hearing!

I hope you enjoy it - I had a blast composing and recording it!

The visualisation is done with the excellent "PrettyScope" from Soundemote:"

Five-G Tokyo Shop Visit

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"We've paid the legendary Five-G Shop in Tokyo a visit. Synth Heaven!"

Giving this one the synth museums label. It is a shop, but it might as well be a museum. You can find previous posts featuring Five-G here.


Published on Nov 19, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"A KEYBOARD SEQUENCER for your synth powered by an Arduino!"

Slide - Live ambient jam - Roland SE-02 and SH-01A Boutiques

Published on Nov 19, 2017 ranzee av

"Ambient live jam featuring Roland SE-02 and SH-01A Boutiques - using an Akai MPC Live as the main brains. One take, no edits, audio direct from the mixer into the camera.

Gear list: Roland SE-02, Roland SH-01A, Roland JU-06, Roland System-8, Roland System-1, Waldorf Streichfett, Strymon BigSky, EHX Smallstone, Akai MPC Live.

All work is original without any commercial benefit from supplier or manufacturer."

Roland Boutique on eBay | Roland Boutique on Amazon

Kick.S / X1240 (トロニカ)

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
Lexicon PCM 80
Proteus Orchestra
Green Russian Big Muff
Digitakt (custom painted)

Digitakts on Amazon | Digitakts on eBay

"Delay Drips" a semi modular synth fx-adventure

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Ludwig Kopp

"A humble one hand lo-fi one-taker while trying to capture on my phone.

- Only FX is the built-in delay of the Dreadbox Erebus
...and there's plenty of it
- Sequence is provided by the Akai Rhythm Wolf

Thanks for checking this out!"

Ambient Roland JU-06 - JP-08 - JX-03 + Yamaha CP

Published on Nov 19, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Noodling around with Roland JU-06, JP-08 and JX-03 plus Yamaha Reface CP, this came out.
For delay and reverb I used: Roland Demora, Zoom MS-70, Behringer RV600, Behringer FL600."

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