MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday, December 02, 2017


Note the listing states this was the first electronic sound synthesizer, but that of course is subjective. There were others. You can find a list by year on 120 Years of Electronic Music.

via this auction

"LOT 61


A Helmholtz Sound Synthesizer, manufactured in Chemnitz by Max Kohl after the design by Hermann von Helmholtz, ca 1905.

Estimate 25,000 - 35,000 USD

Wood, brass and steel sound synthesizer, signed " Max Kohl, Chemnitz, 1/8", 39½ x 29", mahogany base fitted with 11 steel tuning forks signed MK, each fork stamped with corresponding note and frequency in vs (vibrations per second, i.e. hertz). Forks 1-10 fixed between pairs of electromagnets and mounted vertically onto wooden platforms (numbered 1-10) along with brass Helmholtz resonators, each pair ranging in size according to their graduating frequencies, each platform with "Aus/Ein" [on/off] switch. 11th fork (marked UT 2 256 vs) mounted horizontally onto wooden platform with electromagnetic coil mounted between tines, adjustable mercury cup below lower tine; one end of board fitted with 2 anodes and 2 cathodes for connection to external 20 volt power sources; other end of board fitted with keyboard of 10 keys (8 ivory, and 2 non-mammalian replacements), each corresponding to 1 tuning fork/resonator pair (UT 2 256 vs; UT 3 512 vs; SOL 3 768 vs; UT 4 1024 vs; MI 4 1280 vs; SOL 4 1536 vs; 1792 vs; UT 5 2048 vs; RE 5 2304 vs; & MI 5 2560 vs). All 11 platforms connected together in series with wire filaments from the horizontal tuning fork."

Synclavier II - Clip #1 - Harmonic Additive Synthesis

Published on Dec 2, 2017 100 Things I Do

"After many months of waiting my Synclavier II system finally arrived! As you will see it was an almost complete refurbish of the 1982 Synclavier II system. Its amazing how warm the Synclavier sounds when you consider its 8bit digital synthesis. Other FM synths of the time that were more available to us mere mortals really sound nothing like it.

I asked for the Keyboard to be left in its bare wood state I will finish this with danish oil very soon (might put a clip up on me doing this if anyone is interested ?)

Changing things up a little I have decided to do a few clips in series on the Sync, There seems to be a absence of Synclavier videos on Youtube! Clip 1 is focused on the Additive Synthesis, #2 will be focused on FM and #3 hopefully with be making a track. Would anyone be interested an a Synclavier II v Artiriua Synclavier V comparison also maybe ?

If anyone is still reading ... I would be interested to know if you prefer the text over the clip as I work to continue or would you rather I talked more about what I was doing and my intensions as I make patches ? Let me know your thoughts! I see a lot of synth videos with "NO TALKING" as a selling/advertising point... is this really a thing ?"

Avalon Bassline gets all Depeche Mode

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Cray

"Avalon Bassline giving good early Depeche sound using the R:OTA Filter"

No. 7 || Moog Mother 32 Ambient

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Xo Xinh

"continue with my one piece per week series with just m32s"

Therapsid MKII Twisted Electrons Sid Synthesizer Chip Tune Synth SN TS2091

via this auction

"Named after a vicious dinosaur, its sound is no less aggressive. TherapSid has evolved to create roaring noises that will cut through your mix like razor-sharp claws through a mammoth steak. So why do you need another synth, since they already take 90% of the space in your room and your significant other keeps complaining about it? Well, what sets TherapSid apart from other SID based synths is its focus on control. Instead of getting confused by lcds and damaging your eyesight trying to read tiny sub menu fonts, this instrument features no less than 35 knobs and 33 buttons to give you full power over your sound."

Twisted Electrons AY-3 MKII Chiptune Desktop Synth & Sequencer SN qy31169

via this auction

"The AY3 MKII from Twisted Electrons is a feature packed 8 bit synthesizer that gets its power from two of the famed 8912 chips which provided sounds for many early video games and computers. The AY3 boasts 6 voice polyphony, with a full featured sequencer, noise, pitch mod, arpeggiators, and much more. This uber-nostalgic 8 bit synth can be played in 6 note poly or huge 6 voice unison with detune. Tons of on board control, multiple waveforms, 64 presets and LFO/arpeggiator make this compact digital synthesizer a must have for players looking for that classic 8 bit sound."

moog prodigy analog monophonic synthesizer SN 3331

via this auction

"Moog Prodigy in very good condition. All working except OSC MOD switch. Also had 3 stems broken in envelope section which had been repaired with screws/knobs are different too. Dials turn and perform as normal, but a little wobbly. Sounds great, tuned and scaled."

Buchla BEMI LEM4 Snoopy Complete Buchla Voice Modular Synth with 226h

via this auction

"Buchla BEMI LEM4 Snoopy - modular synthesizer --- In excellent condition! 100% functional! Excellent cosmetic condition! Comes with the original universal power supply with US power cable, 4 tinyjax audio patch cables and 4 banana patch cables.
This LEM4 Snoopy has a 226h module instead of the 202h.
Modules in the LEM4 are:

Yamaha Motif XF6 61 Key Music Production Synthesizer w. SKB Hard Case

via this auction

"This keyboard was purchased for a project that never got off the ground. The 40th Anniversary software package is unopened. The plastic is still on the screen. The power cord was never uncoiled.

Included is a wheeled SKB ATA Travel Case that has built-in wheels. It was purchased for $379.
The keyboard and case were received from Sweetwater. The keyboard was put in the case and stored away. It was never used. This was over $3,000 when new. You are getting a brand new piece here. There isn't a scratch or fingerprint on her."

MPC60 patterns - December 2, 2017

Published on Dec 2, 2017 SynthMania

Overweight Platypus 0:11
Pepe l'élégant 2:58
New Orleans Cutlery 5:06

Kit Review #15 - Fixed Sine Bank

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"An in depth review of the North Coast Synthesis Fixed Sine Bank Module kit. Unboxing, Construction and Patching Ideas."

Update: re-titled to #15.

Walking In The Air Jonathan version.

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Steven Riis Sellick

"Made this for my son who is 6 months today. We also used this video to reveal his name. Synths and sounds are Jupiter-4 and Yamaha SY-2 presets, Lexicon 224 and Compact Phasing A are the effects.

I don't own the rights to the video.."

Synthstrom Audible Deluge on a Train Ride

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Wein Glas

"This track was composed, recorded and filmed on a train ride from Berlin to Frankfurt. No additional FX, edits or overdubs were used."

Roel Reine performance on a Eurorack Modular Synth, Nov - 30, 2017

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Roel Reine

"Roel Reine performance on a Eurorack Modular Synth, during Modular on the Spot Los Angeles, November 30th, 2017.
It's a bit more experimental ambient then the other times. Audio quality is bad, it's from my cell phone. Next time I will record better audio."

Simmons Clap Trap ~ Analog Clap Synthesizer ~

via this auction

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Vintage Synth Keyboard Digital Wave Synthesizer with Cartridge

via this auction

Arturia Origin Desktop Synthesizer w/ Firmware 1.4.1 Installed

via this auction

"Has the very hard to obtain firmware 1.4.1 (build 36673) installed!

Notable features found ONLY in firmware 1.4.x:

SEMFilter module

VoiceModulator module

ToneWheel percussion parameters

Added popup menus for Filters and Oscillators

Multi FX Mode for Multi presets"

Moog Minimoog Rare Keychain Rubber Oscillators

via this auction

"Moog Mini Moog Rare Keychain Rubber Oscillators Portable synthesizer. Great keychain! Rare promotional product giveaway."

Guessing the front panel is missing. Rubber oscillators?

RED Roland SH-101 Synthesizer with Hand Grip

via this auction

Korg MS10 Analog Mono Synth SN 135824

via this auction

Groovesizer TB2 4 voice paraphonic wavetable Arduino synth

via this auction

"4 voice paraphonic wavetable synth shield for the Arduino Due development board. The TB2 features 2 oscillators per voice, an ADSR envelope, LFO, digital filter, arpeggiator, as well as a 16-step sequencer.

For sound generation, the TB2 makes use of the pair of 12-bit DACs built into the Arduino Due’s 32 bit ARM processor. The TB2 uses an SD card for storing patches and sequences, and it also allows the user to load single cycle waveshapes for the two oscillators and the LFO."

Roland D-05 demo

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Hunart©

"Had a chance to plug in the synth for 3 hours, so I`ve recorded some stuff based on the bulit in presets. Really cute little synth, makes me want to get my hands on the original. Every sound comes from the D-05, no compression or external FX. Used some limiting on the whole recording.



Roland D-05s on Amazon | Roland D-05s on eBay

Trueno: New Hardware Digital Analogue Hybrid Synth on a USB Stick

via Trueno:

"Trueno (from the Spanish for thunder) is a 3 oscillator analogue synthesiser in a USB stick. With the same oscillator circuits found in modular monstrosities and its wild, aggressive filter; Trueno does not compromise on sound quality.

Powerful features such as a built in 24 bit ADC, instant preset recall and automation control allow it to integrate easily into your music production process or performance. By swapping the front panel for full PC/Mac control from a VST/AU plugin or standalone application, we can offer Trueno at a price that can’t be touched by anything with comparable features.

Now you can add the raw, powerful analogue sounds you’ve been craving for the same price as a plugin.

We can’t wait to hear what you’re going to do with it!

What does it do?

3 VCOs
Great oscillators are essential in any analogue synthesiser worth its salt. Trueno has three highly stable digitally controlled VCOs with automatic tuning. Recreate all your favourite sounds and make electrifying new ones with saw, pulse, triangle and noise* waveforms, as well as a powerful digital mode.

*osc 3 only

AM, PWM & Filter FM
A wealth of modulation options, unheard of in any analogue synthesiser at this price point. Oscillator AM, PWM as well as filter FM. You can even use digital wavetables as a modulation source.

Orazio Del Core - Snowflakes (XmasHoliday live session)

Published on Dec 2, 2017 vistaandaudio

"Produced & performed by:
Orazio Del Core 2017.
I had to overdub the Chorus with an additional piano. the original was to low in the mix. Enjoy & have a great Xmas!"

Harmonic Distortions

Harmonic Distortions from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"trying UAD Zener Limiter's Distortion"

U-He RePro 5 Patch test

Published on Dec 2, 2017 BoBSwanS

"Playing around with a few patches i programmed for U-He's RePro 5 Synth. This is by far the most authentic sounding Prophet 5 emulation i have ever used. The public beta of the software is available here

All sounds created using RePro - 5 and its Rack of FX

These patches will make up part of a bank i will be releasing in the next few months, so check back for more demo's"

Akai Timbre Wolf demo song 2.12.2017 with friends

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Veli-Matti Rautio

"This song is made by four Akai musical equipments ME20A midi sequence arpeggiator, VX90 midi sound module, Rhythm Wolf analog drum machine and Timbre Wolf analog synthesizer with a helping hand of me and Boss RC-505 looper.
Instruments used:

VX90 & ME20A making arpeggio with reverb.
VX90 two pads with chorus.
Rhythm Wolf analog drums with reverb.
Timbre Wolf synth bass with RC-505 chorus and lead with Boss Super Chorus.
Akai ME20A midi sequencing synced to RC-505.
Boss RC-505 looping, midi master clock and fx, tempo was 112,5.
Mackie 802 VLZ3 for mixing and Nikon D3200 videorecorder.
Composed, played and arranged by me in Studio Tupos 2: )
Olipa työläs sessio! Koko päivä tässä touhussa meni, mutta onneksi valmista tuli: ) Seuraavaksi lähden koirien kanssa ulos happihypylle; )"

All Akai sound sources.

Synthwave jam

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Synth Space

"In this synth session you can hear a Korg Volca FM doing the first sequence, then it’s joined by the Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600 doing the same melody, Roland TR8 on drums, the Novation Bass Station 2 does the bass line, Moog Mother 32 the percussive laser ray, DSI Prophet 08 does the main sequence, and Korg Poly 800 the main melody. Hope you enjoy this!"

Yamaha DX7IIFD Analog LFO Pad like

Published on Dec 2, 2017 synths colors

Digicoast - Elektron Digitakt / MakeNoise 0-Coast Jam

Published on Dec 2, 2017 lostsystems1

"I'm rebuilding my studio, until it's back up i'll be exploring my gear, piece by piece through shorter digitakt based jams. In this one, most of the sounds are sampled from the 0-Coast. Hope you enjoy! (Sounds best in headphones)"

jAcid Live Promo

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Andy Sundström

MPC Live
cmc002 (Homemade)
Big Sky

Modular - First Try / Live Jam

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Kapuzal

"Weihnachtsgeschenk an mich: complete :-) und gleich einen ersten (Zufalls) Patch für ´nen kurzen Testjam geschafft... uih macht das Spaß :-). Danke Santa Claus .. (kleine Wichtel mit dabei: Hades Dreadbox, Korg Volca Bass, Nordlead 4r, Digitakt)

lange Winternächte gerettet = social life goodbye"

Korg Volca FM Patch Pack 01 - FREE!

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"I'm proud to present my first, free patch pack for the Korg Volca FM!

You can download the patches from:"

See Oscillator Sink's FM tutorial videos here.

Modular Synthesizer Jam #15 | Boodaman - LivePart 6

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Boodaman

"100% Modular Synthesizer performace recorded @Boodaman studio GVA.

All sounds and drum sounds provided by my modular system and sequenced by my sweet, lovely and faboulous Cirklon.

Your booking request for a live act: sounds[at]"

Roland RE 201 Space Echo + Yamaha V50 test

Published on Dec 2, 2017 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Roland RE 201 Space Echo (Overhauled and Recapped) Test
with Yamaha V50 Synthesyzer"

subtokyoshop on eBay

SHERMAN FILTERBANK 2 // KORG VOLCA FM // the (Mostly) Clean Approach 3

Published on Dec 2, 2017 LESINDES

"3rd and last part of my series "the (Mostly) Clean Approach". SHERMAN FILTERBANK 2 is meant to be a more or less drastically spicing up boring or stiff sounding material with loads of distorsion before before its sophisticated filter section. Here I was trying to tame the beast a bit wehn I was feeding the digital sounds of KORG VOLCA FM in the unit. But you must not be afraid: It is still far away from being HiFi!!
Unlike other competitors SF 2 is also very capable in stereo-izing mono sound sources."

PPG Infinite Pro - "Infinite Pleasure" by Smark - PPG Infinite by Wolfgang Palm

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Markus Stadelmann - Smark

"'Infinite Pleasure' is a demo track for the 'PPG Infinite Pro' @ by Wolfgang Palm.

Any comments are welcome. Enjoy.
December, 2017, Smark."

Serge & Eurorack

Published on Dec 2, 2017 PaulLawlerMusic

"This is 3 Serge patches layered into one. All sound sources are from the Serge Animal and Animate, with additional processing through Clouds and Black Hole DSP"

Yamaha Motif XF - Vocoder Demo

Published on Dec 2, 2017 adnmusic

"Rhythms, robotic voices, pads, choir, speech processing and low-fi effects on Yamaha Motif XF vocoding"

deltAdata : HipHopPotamus ( hiphop jam, korg volca sample, outdoors)

Published on Dec 2, 2017 deltAdata

"Hip Hop Jam with the Korg Volca Sample.

Recorded with Line 6 Sonic Port VX on ipad mini 1 with Audioshare, then compressed with AUFX:Push.
Filmed with Sony Xperia Z3c (head) and ipad mini 1 (side).
The main video editing was done with imovie on ipad and the final video tunning was done with Adobe AfterEffects.

Sorry for the cigarette, I forgot about it.

Thanks for watching !"

Christopher Kah - Session XX with the Elektron Octatrack MKII

Published on Dec 2, 2017 HighWav

"Its dirty, its not clean, its nasty :)
But the sounds take your guts & simply return your head…
Yes ! That’s my goal ! 🔥 🔥 🔥 BANG (again)🔥 🔥 🔥
Here my first contact with my new machine, the Elektron Octatrack MK2.

100% Machines. No Laptop. TOTAL IMPROVISATION.


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