MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Very Buchla Christmas by Kyle Swisher

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Kyle Swisher

"After being heavily inspired by Warner Jepson's charming Buchla Christmas [posted here] and Pianosa's spectacular rendition of White Christmas [posted here], I am releasing 12 performances of classic, and not so classic Christmas songs performed on the Buchla Music Easel. One song will be posted each day leading up to Christmas Day 2017."

Buchla Music Easel: We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Buchla Music Easel: The Little Drummer Boy
Buchla Music Easel: There's Always Tomorrow
Buchla Music Easel: The Nutcracker - Coffee
Buchla Music Easel: Just Like Christmas
Buchla Music Easel: Oh Christmas Tree
Buchla Music Easel: The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year
Buchla Music Easel: You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Buchla Music Easel: Christmas Is Here (Duet)
Buchla Music Easel: Last Christmas (Reprise)
Buchla Music Easel: Silent Night

I'll post them here on MATRIXSYNTH as they go up! Be sure to see the holidays label directly below for more synthmas spirit!

ROLAND JX-3P Synthesizer/Keyboard SN 399017

via this auction

80's vntg Yamaha CX5 Music Computer SN 001060

via this auction

"1980's YAMAHA CX5M II / 128 Super-cool addition to your DX7 era collection

Computer powers up ( check screen shots )
In the few minutes I spent checking it ...
I was able to peck in and play black a short sequence,
Got clear sound out of the FM unit's RCA outputs
All carts seem to respond correctly"

Waldorf Micro-Wave 1 Rev A OS 1.1 Synthesizer SN 900602

via this auction

"It is running OS 1.1 (not the latest OS). The latest OS V 2.0 is inexpensive and can be found on eBay."

A Note from Behringer on the New Synths Leaked Today

A note from Behringer on the synths leaked today have been added to the main post here. Scroll down past the screen grabs to Update2 in red when you get there.

Neutron sound poly synth sine folded sines.

Published on Dec 13, 2017 neutron7

"This is an oscillator model that is simply a sine wave through a variable sine folder. The 2 oscillators are slightly detuned. The effects section is off 'thru' mode."

Tiptop Audio Throbbing Gristle One Sampler & 909 Drum Modules

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video is a quick jam with some Tiptop Audio eurorack modules including their special edition TG One sampler that has two cards with samples from Throbbing Gristle selected by Chris Carter. The drums are generated with Tiptops 909 drum modules.

TG One available here:"

Supporting members of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!


ZV_K - LIVE MODULAR MUSIC from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"We had to recalibrate all of our 5 Z3000s. This video is little jam we had to test the tuning. Now its perfect!

Chords: Toppobrillo Quantimator > 3x Z3000 > R*S Serge Variable Slope VCF (Hi Pass) > Tiptop Audio Z2040 LoPass VCF/VCA (controlled by a pair of Z4000s) > Z°DSP running Hydra Card
sequenced by Circadian Rhythms and Pressure Points (manual transpose)

Bass: 2x Z3000 > Tiptop Audio Fold Processor > Z2040
sequenced by Verbos Multistage running through Tiptop Audio QuantiZer (manual transpose)

Drums: Tiptop Audio BD808, MA808, Hats808, SNR 808, RS808. Acidlab 8LMHT (808 toms clone)
BD and hats sequenced by Circadian Rhythms, SNR808 and RS808 by the Knights Gallop, Acidlab Toms by Lunch Codes.

All clocking is done by the Circadian Rhythms and the Trigger Riot

FX: Z°DSP reverb (Halls Of Valhalla)
Chronoblob delay running through Z2040 (feedback) and WMD hi pass (output) - that hissy dust )
Erbe-Verb: low level metallic voice like whooshes"

Synthesizer and Beat Machines Coloring Book at MeMe Antenna

A great stocking stuffer via @MeMeAntenna

"Restocked! Synthesizer and Beat Machine coloring books 🖍"

Quick video flip through here.

Available at MeMe Antenna.

Source Audio Nemesis Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Source Audio Nemesis Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak."

Original Cakewalk Ad

via Retrosynth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

"Twelve Tone Systems' Cakewalk sequencer 'IBM Owners!!!' 1/6-page black and white advertisement from the top-right corner of page 57 the April 1987 issue of Electronic Musician."

Messing Around #2 (Casiotone CT-310 & Volca Beats)

Published on Dec 13, 2017 The Droste Effect

"Messing around with my new Casiotone CT-310.

I recieved this old Casiotone not too long ago and decided it was time to try implementing it into a new track. While it is no more than a basic toy synth, it was been able to give me some beautiful pads to work with. In combination with my Volca Beats and a low drone in Logic, I think it sounds quite beautiful.

Recorded on Logic Pro X using the Valhalla Shimmer Reverb."

Circuit Patch Store - Chiptune Dreams - Walkthrough

Circuit Patch Store - Chiptune Dreams - Walkthrough from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

Follow-up to this post.

"Chiptune Dreams is a collaboration between Erin Ramona Martinez and Yves Big City featuring patches, samples, and sessions inspired by the chiptune scene. If you were ever a fan of the music found in many classic 8-bit games then this pack is for you!


Vintage Octave Plateau Voyetra 8 - Rack Synth SN DJ3817

via this auction

Yamaha FS1R FM/Formant Shaping Tone Generator/Synthesizer

via this auction

You can find an iPad editor here.

"16 Operator Fm Synth. 8 voiced (like DX/TX but more) + 8 unvoiced, per voice- used for un-pitched vocal sounds like consonants, etc. (like nothing else out there). 4 part Multi, but better in single mode. No manuals but they are downloadable...

Yamaha FS1R Specifications:

Synthesizer Section

Tone Generator : Formant Shaping / FM Synthesis, LFO1/LFO2/Dynamic Filter/Pitch EG/Filter EG
Maximum Polyphony : 32 (without Filter) / 16 (with Filter)
Number of Multitimbral Parts : 4 parts (16 MIDI channels)
Operators : 8 Voiced Operator + 8 Unvoiced Operator per Voice
Algorithm : 88
Effects : 15 (Reverb), 28 (Variation), 40 (Insertion)
Performances : 384 (Preset 256/User 128) to be made up of up to 4 part of Voice programs as layer/split
Number of Voices : 1536 (Preset 128 x 11 bank + User 128)"

Access Virus TI Polar Analog Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

Future Retro Revolution R2 Analog Synthesizer Sequencer SN FREVO949

via this auction

Arturia Origin Desktop Synthesizer Module

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix 1000 Rack Mount Synthesizer SN 2220427

via this auction

Behringer Teases New Vintage Drum Machine Remakes

Drum list added to the main post here. Scroll down to the red Update: when you get there.

Yamaha MR10 Analog Drum Machine Demo

Published on Nov 28, 2017 Kemek

"Demo of Yamaha's all-analog preset drum machine."

Korg M-500 Micro-Preset Analog Synthesizer Overlay Card Demos

Published on Dec 12, 2017 Kemek

"A quick demo of the Korg M-500 Micro-Preset synthesizer and its overlay program cards. In 1977, this was the closest an entry-level synth like this could get to memory."

Make Noise Black & Gold Shared System Plus

Published on Dec 13, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"The Shared System re-made in Black & Gold w/ the Erbe-Verb, Morphagene, TEMPI, and CV Bus added in a steel case with the Make Noise logo. The personal favorite system of Make Noise founder Tony Rolando, this collection of modules is utilized by all artists for the Make Noise Records Shared System Series. It was also utilized by both Alessandro Cortini and Richard Devine for their performances at the 2012 Make Noise Opening party. The Shared System is the deepest and most complex of our systems bringing together all of our synthesis techniques into one system. From analog FM to voltage controlled granularization, the Shared System will go to more sound destinations than most folks have time to travel to in a single lifetime.

The CV Bus was originally designed for Alessandro Cortini's personal Make Noise system. It provides visual indication of level, rate and polarity for up to 4 control signals that will be shared throughout a patch. These 4 control signals are color coded and distributed across the center of the system allowing for quick, clean and intuitive patching. The distribution method is unlike the typical multiple since the control signals will appear beneath their possible destinations allowing for the use of shorter patch cables. The color coding and visual indication makes navigating complex patches easier and more intuitive. Typically, the CV Bus would be used to share the most important control signals in a patch such as your Master Clock.

The CV Bus also has the tools needed for integrating the Make Noise system with the outside world. A 1/4" Mono input with plenty of gain allows for bringing external signals into the system. The optimal 10Vpp signal level is visually indicated. A high quality Stereo Line Driver converts powerful modular synthesizer signal levels to the commonly used Line Level. There is mini-jack inputs for Left and Right, a single Master Volume control, and a TRS Stereo 1/4" output jack. This output is capable of driving long cable out to a PA System or a set of Headphones. It has AC coupling and a built-in limiting circuit (with visual indication) that prevents damage to ears and PA system when the patching gets experimental.

The powder coated steel Case is 2 lbs. lighter than our wood Shared System case without compromising mechanical durability. The sleek matte black finish was selected to match our line of Black & Gold modules. This finish will show the story of your modular synth's travels over the years. If you do not want that story to be told you will want to request your system to be built using our wood 7U case with scratch resistant black urethane coating.

Polyphonic Time Shifting: TEMPI
New School Sequencing: René
Human/ Expression Control: Pressure Points
Dual Analog Oscillator: DPO
Voltage Controlled Pitch Shifting and Echo: ECHOPHON
Dual Analog Control Voltage generator: MATHS
Complex Random Voltage Generator: Wogglebug
Dual Low Pass Gate: Optomix
Balanced Modulation: modDemix
Voltage Controlled Tape and Microsound: Morphagene
Modeless, continuously variable voltage controlled reverb: Erbe-Verb
Horizontal Control Signal Distribution and Indication: CV Bus
7U case w/ power supply and AC Adapter, Ready to Play
Ships with 30 Ad Infinitum patch cables
Free blanking panels as appropriate
Comes with Lid, Highly portable, Meets requirements for carry-on luggage

Size: 7U
Total HP: 208
Utilized HP: 196
Expansion HP: 12
22.25 x 14 x 7.25 (inches w/ lid)
Weight: 17 lbs."

Touché & Minilogue : Pluckey

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Expressive E

"In this series of videos (playlist here), we explore some of the presets for the Korg Minilogue that comes with every Touché.

Touché ships with Lié, its companion software. Lié is a host of plug-ins and comes with tailor-made sounds and configurations for a selection of synthesisers, as well as tools to make your own software and hardware presets.

Those hardware presets for Touché are templates that make your experience truly plug-and play with hardware synthesisers from Moog, Dave Smith, Korg, Roland, Nord, Yamaha, Novation, Elektron, Arturia, Waldorf...

For a selection of synths, the hardware presets for Touché are one step further, matching some of their factory presets.

All hardware presets can be saved in Touché's internal memory, in order to use Touché in standalone, without any computer."

Gotharman's PolySpaze B - Some Impressions

Published on Dec 13, 2017 gotharman

"Some great patterns of PolySpaze B. Everything made with the internal synth's and effects."

Live Jam #116 - Electronic / Melodic / Beats - Eurorack, Arturia Microbrute, DSI mophoX4

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Monotrail

"A Calm session with some organ-like tones from the mophoX4 and percussion from the modular. The camera quit working after about a minute, so I had to fill in some non-live footage. The end is real ;)

If you want to be part of my project, support future videos and receive special patron bonuses, such as free mp3s of all my Live Jams, please consider becoming a Patron by donating a small amount of money on a monthly basis via For more information visit:

Special thanks to Legendary Patron:
Out Of Orbit -

Stuff used:
Dave Smith Instruments MophoX4, Arturia Microbrute, BeatstepPro and a Eurorack modular synthesizer with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Erica synths: Black wavetable VCO
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad passive attenuator"

Abstract Data ADE-60 4:4 Mix Utility & ADE-51 VC AHDSR Tutorial Videos

Published on Dec 5, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Following up from the release of the lovely little ADE-50 3x VCA [video here] here is the ADE-60 4:4 Mix Utility from Abstract Data. It's a great little mixer, attenuator, attenuverter, amplifier, inverter and any mix of all of those at any time depending on how you set it. It's quick simple and incredibly useful!"

Abstract Data ADE-51 VC AHDSR

Published on Dec 12, 2017

"Here's the third new module from Abstract Data and it's another fantastic module this time in the form of a voltage controllable - attack, hold, decay, sustain and release envelope generator. To go alongside the ADE-51 VC AHDSR is the ADE-50 3x VCA and the ADE-60 4:4 Mix Utility. It's a great trio of modules so check out the videos and grab one, or three of each as I want multiple of them to dot around the system."

Music Thing Modular - Spring Reverb mkii

Published on Dec 13, 2017 DivKidVideo


Here's the mkii / mk2 or version 2 (call it what you want!) Music Thing Modular - Spring Reverb. It's a fantastic 6HP Spring Reverb module that has RCA connectors for a Spring tank around the back of the module or has them on a breakout expander which also let's you blend between the tank signal and the accutronics digital brick (which you should also buy, with the expander, as blending a tank with that is great!) The module also has a tilt EQ function that adjusts the signal into the reverb to adjust the tone and response (heavy bass transients can make those springs slap around) as well as a fully WET output and feedback input for creative patching, a XFADE input." AUTOPILOT introduction

Published on Dec 13, 2017 TheEndorphines

" - AUTOPILOT: 4 hp auto-tuner module.

Do you remember the days when tuning the synthesizer was an issue?
We are happy to introduce you the AUTOPILOT - innovative dual tuner module.
Here is a detuned two voice sequence. We play A note on both oscillators.
Single button press enables the tune function to the nearest A note. Long hold press disables the tune.
Now we are in perfect tune.
We even advanced tuning algorithm with dynamic rate response, and added alternative 4-32 Hz scale, by long hold both buttons press.
Tune your oscillators instantly, just apply the Autopilot in between the pitch CV and apply the reference waveform.
Thank you for watching"

Analogue Solutions Fusebox, Treadstone, Yamaha DX1 - ramblings

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Analogue Solutions

"Some fun with this trio. Everything is being played / triggered by Fusebox. Main loop is Fusebox, with some DX1 added for good measure and Treadstone providing 16ths."

Folktek Mescaline - First experiments

Published on Dec 13, 2017 rupertlally

"4 patches I came up with on my first day experimenting with the Folktek Mescaline system."

Mini ARP 2500 Synthesizer Video Back Online

For those that missed it, the Mini ARP 2500 Synthesizer video is back online.

Digital control of analog filter on DIY synth Tokarev Protosynth V1LP

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Konstantin T

"Test improvisation now with digitally controlled analog filter on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP. Audio recorded straight from the synth. Only MIDI notes are received on the MIDI input."

Multimoog vs. Prodigy

Published on Dec 13, 2017 Joakim Floke

"A very small comparison between Prodigy and Multimoog filter with saw wave."

Roland M-VS1 Vintage Synth Module (1995) 90s club & chill out music style

Published on Dec 12, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

all synthesizer sounds: Roland M-VS1 Vintage Synth module from the year 1995 played with the Oberheim Xk masterkeyboard controller
recording: multi-tracking
sequencing: Doepfer Dark Time step sequencer

The name of this track is "Afternoon Chill" by RetroSound

No vintage synthesizer but a synthesizer module with fantastic vintage synth sounds.
256 waveforms (Oberheim, PPG, Moog, ARP, Mellotron, Solina, CS-80, Roland SH, Jupiter, JX, Juno, MKS, VP330, TR-808 samples and a lot more)"

Carol of the Bells meets Mary Did You Know

Published on Dec 12, 2017 Synth Space

"Synthesizer jam covering Carol of the Bells with a hint of Mary Did You Know, hope you enjoy this!"

Remember to see the holidays label below for more.

KOMA Elektronik BD101 & FT201 effect pedals to be discontinued.

"BERLIN, GERMANY – December 13, 2017 – KOMA Elektronik GmbH today announced the discontinuation of the BD101 and FT201 effect pedals. KOMA plans to continue building a limited quantity of units while parts and materials last, which is not expected to be more than one month, after which the pedals will not be available anymore.

The BD101 Analog Gate/Delay and FT201 State Variable Filter / 10 Step Sequencer pedals were released in 2011 as the first two products put out by KOMA Elektronik and offer powerful and unique sounding effects for producers and electronic musicians.

Over the course of their seven-year existence, the BD101 and FT201 have gone through four production runs, including a 50 unit special black edition and a special edition for Scottish post rock band Mogwai. Their sonic signature can be heard on a ton of records, and its signature white enclosures can be found in top notch recording studios as well as on stage with amongst others electronic musicians Alessandro Cortini, Pole, Addison Groove, Henning Baer, RAC, Jimmy Edgar and more rock oriented musicians like Lee Ranaldo, Vessels, Chvrches and a bunch of noise music legends!

“Discontinuation is necessary, it gives us the peace of mind and financial runway to invest in our new products. We have a bunch of new machines with completely new designs lined up for release in 2018.” said KOMA’s CEO and product architect Wouter Jaspers. “The development process of the KOMA pedals has taught us a lot: not only how to make music machines, but also pointed us in the direction of the sound we think KOMA products represent and how to make those sounds as accessible as possible for the end user. A lot of this knowledge has gone into our latest products: the Field Kit and Field Kit FX. We will miss the pedals in our overall line-up for a bit, but we are sure what will come next will be super exciting!”

The BD101 & FT201 are still available in limited quantity from the KOMA Elektronik webshop at and at stocking dealers while supplies last."

Behringer to Re-introduce an EMS SYNTHI and More, Much More

The list:

ARP 2600
Octave CAT
Roland SH-101 (3 colors)

Details on each (no new pics in yet, but you might remember the MS-101 here):


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