MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Buchla Music Easel: Just Like Christmas

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Kyle Swisher

All parts here.

Carol Of The Bells - Featuring 4 DIY Sequencers

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Synthesizer Keith

"Carol Of The Bells, featuring 4 sequencers that I built.

The sequencers, in order of appearance, are:

8-Step With Built-in 555 VCO
8/16/24 Step in 5U Format
Cardboard Sequencer

Other equipment used in the recording:
Moog Source
Arp Odyssey
Roland Juno-106
Realistic Concertmate-200 (AKA Casio VL-1)
Yamaha TG-55
Yamaha WX5 (driving the TG-55)
Kawai R-100 (for MIDI to trigger sync)
Yamaha YMC10 (for multitrack to MIDI sync)
Tascam DP-32SD
Dokorder 8140 (for tape echo)

Several other synths are visible in the background (notably a Paia 2700 modular), but they were not used in the production."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 4341

via this auction

Mode Machines ADX1

via this auction

"This is very much like the MAM (Music And More) ADX1, It is infact EXACTLY like it, only newer manufacture date. It's very similar to the early pre-MKIII Vermona DRM1 synths also. It's a very unique sound =)"

Novation Supernova 2 - Atmospheric Melodies

Published on Dec 17, 2017 waterdropmusic

"This is a live performance I did with the novation supernova 2 in performance mode."

Portabella modular drone 103

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

"More infos at

No external effects."

Silent Nite - SunVox Karplus-Strong MPE patch played with Linnstrument

Published on Dec 17, 2017 cube48

"Playing Silent Nite with my custom made 8 voice Karplus-Strong synthesis patch (called KaStro) in MPE project of virtual modular studio SunVox, utilizing Linnstrument's swingy arpeggiator.

Single voice of KaStro can be downloaded from SunVox forum:

For MPE project (channels 1-8) ask on SunVox forum.

Merry Christmas to all people of good will ;-)"

Slowdown by Sonic Detours

"Downtempo, bass-driven ambient house track, produced with basic gear and lots of effort and care.

Contact for commercial licensing.

Most parts were made with hardware synths and drum machines, recorded into Ableton Live through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 mixing desk:

Pad: Roland JU-06
Strings (High, Low and Staccato): Roland JV 1010
Bass: Korg Minilogue
Rhodes: Ableton Live
Sweeping Lead: Korg Minilogue
Arpeggio: Arturia MicroBrute
Kick and Snare: Roland TR-8
Clap: Korg Volca Sample
Hihats: Korg Volca Beats
Synth FX: Korg Minilogue, Ableton Live

Mixed down in Ableton Live Suite 9.5 without additional plugins and mastered with Landr.

If you are curious about how I make music, feel free to post your questions as comments, and I will try to answer them."

Shine On

Published on Dec 9, 2017 celebutante

"Pink Floyd's 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond.' Lead synth is '74 Minimoog D + Electro-Harmonix Memory Man w/Hazarai, strings are Arturia Solina V, bass drone is Arturia Mini V (because I'm too lazy to track the actual Mini)."

Strymon El Capistan Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Strymon El Capistan Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak"

Seasons Dronings

Published on Dec 16, 2017 John L Rice

"NOTE: slow development that starts out very soft with very low frequencies and gets louder. Be careful with the volume of your playback system. The use of a sub-woofer is recommended.

This is all just a single lab/test bench oscillator processed through both a small 5U modular and a guitar pedal board along with some melodies hinted at with a small keyboard synthesizer with additional processing.

Small 5U modular:
Free State FX - Supra Resonator (aka MI - Rings)
Modcan - E-Follower 45B (not used)
Encore Electronics - Universal Event Generator
Modcan - Digital Delay 59B
Moon Modular - 594 Multiples

Test bench oscillator:
Leader LAG-120B Audio Generator

Pedaltrain - Classic JR pedal board
Strymon - Zuma R300 power supply
Mackie - 402-VLZ3 mixer
MXR - Octave Fuzz (*)
Electro-Harmonix - Ravish Sitar (*)
TC Electronic - Hall Of Fame (*)
Electro-Harmonix - Mel9 (#)
TC Electronic - Alter Ego V2 (#)
TC Electronic - T2 (#)
Realistic - Concertmate-200
* lab oscillator processing
# Concertmate-200 processing

Photos by Larry Kleinke were taken at my live performance on December 13th 2017. For more info on Larry and his excellent photographic work check out his CyberMind Photography page:

Music Production with Repro-5 (12-17)

Published on Dec 17, 2017 AiynZahevSounds

"Trying to find a good demo idea for Repro-5, hence why I am only using my presets.

Full Catalogue of sounds:"


via this auction

Roland JD-800 synthesizer (NO red glue) + 2 Library ROM card sets

Strange keyboard quirk mentioned below.

via this auction

"This is a very special instrument. The Roland JD-800 is considered a classic in the synth world. Its a very inspiring looking machine. The sounds this instrument can deliver are exceptional and very inspiring...

The keyboard assembly was repaired and restored a couple of years ago. All the red glue was 100 % removed from all the 61 keys and all the weights of each key were glued again with 5 minute epoxy (the best way so far to put those back again). The Keyboard contact strip was replaced by a new one (an original Roland contact strip, the newer model replacement) which required a little modification on the small pc board mounted under the keybed to fit the connectors of the new contact strip again properly. All the Contact strips were also replaced by new ones (original ones as well).

Currently the keyboard works, plays and feels great. Each key produces sound and correct velocity values. However there is a little issue. When pressing and holding the B note of the 3rd octave, if you play on top (while holding that B) the notes C C#D and D# of the next (4th) octave, these will sound very loud (at max velocity value), and going down playing the notes Bb A and Ab of the same octave (3rd octave, and still holding that B note) these will also sound very loud. So basically the next 4 notes/keys (in chromatic order) going up and the next 3 going down while holding that B note, will sound very loud. This only happens when holding the B note, if you play that B note with any other note at the same time (including the ones that sound loud when holding that B) will sound correctly with the correct velocity value. This Little issue is not really an impediment to still play and enjoy this wonderful instrument, but it is worth mentioning it since it is a keyboard controller failure and some players might get annoyed by this. The after-touch is also working but you have to press the keys very hard to notice the function. I'm pretty sure there is still ways to improve the after-touch or get rid of the little failure I just mentioned, but I just don't use this keyboard that often the way I used to, and right now I'm in need of some money. Using this JD800 as MIDI module synthesizer with the MIDI Input, this will never happen, since is an issue on the keyboard assembly only (which is basically the keyboard controller for the "brain" of the JD800). The "brain", the console, internal functionality and controls of this JD800 are working properly at every level.

Other than the little failure on the keyboard assembly/controller mentioned, this unit is basically 100 % playable, enjoyable and in great working and sounding condition."

Korg MS-20m Synth with Sq-1 Sequencer

via this auction

"Korg ms20 module. Used on 1 sound design project for a tv show. In excellent studio kept condition. Sounds amazing, the filter is quality.

Considered by many ms20 enthusiasts as the most desirable ms-20 because it features both filter types, compact design, and deeper synthesis than the vintage ms20.

Also ships with the korg sq-1 sequencer which is fantastic!"

Yamaha CS-60 Vintage Polyphonic Synthesizer KENTON MIDI Retrofit Kit SN 1042

via this auction

Yamaha CS-10 Analog Synth - CV I/O - Sweet Filter 1977

via this auction

Korg Mono/Poly with Tubbutec ModyPoly MIDI I/O Mod & Dust Cover

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Yamaha CS-15D - The Gentle Beast

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Kablehead

Yamaha CS-15D
TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay
Korg SQ-1

Junost21 Demos

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Cyril Metodej

Junost21s on eBay

Kick.S / X1244 (トロニカ)

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
xOxbOx xOxHaert-mod
Green Russian Big Muff
Digitakt (custom painted)

Abstract Data 30 Second Overviews

Published on Dec 17, 2017 abstractdatabiz


1. ADE-32 Octocontroller - 30 Second Overview
2. ADE-50 3x Linear VCA - 30 Second Overview
3. ADE-51 VC AHDSR / AHD - 30 Second Overview
4. ADE-60 4:4 Mix Utility - 30 Second Overview

S-CAT Dubsta Delay demo with MC-202

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Space Cat Audio Technologies


1. S-CAT Analogue Dubsta Delay Demo Video [with Roland TR-606]
2. Fast rate times on the Dubsta Delay. Demo video [with Roland TR-606]
3. S-CAT Dubsta Delay demo with MC-202
4. S-CAT/ORAM Analogue Dubsta Delay & Synthesizer Demo video

S-CAT on eBay

Arturia DX7 V vs Yamaha DX7 done RIGHT!

Second video in this post.

SNAZZY FX KICK_ME DEMO (wait for the CLIP switch!) #TTNM

Published on Dec 17, 2017 The Tuesday Night Machines

"The KICK_ME provides plenty of deep drum sounds to your Eurorack system, from tame to outright speaker-shattering, while still being useful. The additional sub-bass output is great to mix in more bottom-end and the clip switch ... well ... just wait for it."

New Intellijel Module Demos & Eurorack Cases

Published on Dec 16, 2017 intellijel

1. Intellijel 1U Pedal Interface
The Intellijel 1U Pedal Interface makes it easy to integrate your eurorack system with your effects pedals. It offers inputs and outputs, along with knobs to control send and return levels as well as your wet/dry mix.

The module is made up of two parts, the Interface Control, and Interface IO. The Interface Control module is able to connect directly to the IO jacks on our 7U cases to save your HP!

In this video we used our modules with the following pedals:
Strymon Bigsky, Boss, SD-1 Super Distortion, Elektron Analog Heat, Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy, Moog MF-105M MIDI Murf, and the Proco Rat.

2. Intellijel Audio Interface II
This module allows you to interface your Eurorack modular system to the pro balanced line level world (+4dBu). You can send and return to rack mount/desktop fx units, patch to external line level instruments like synths and drum machines, interface to a DAW and much more.

2 x Balanced TRS 1/4″ to Eurorack modular level input paths
2 x Eurorack modular level signals to Balanced TRS 1/4″ output paths
4 x six stage led VU meter to monitor all inputs and outputs simultaneously
Uses high quality THATCorp balanced line drivers and receiver ICs.
Input path has up to 20dB of gain which allows you to patch in low level consumer level signals and boost them. 0dB = 10Vpp (nominal Eurorack level)
Output path steps a nominal Eurorack level (10Vpp) down to +4dBu with up to +6dB gain.
Skiff friendly

3. Intellijel Line Out 1U
Line Out 1U - Eurorack level to Balanced Pro Line Level Ouput Shifter in 1U

This module allows you to interface your Eurorack modular system to the pro balanced line level world (+4 dBu). You can send audio out to rack mount/desktop FX units, patch to external line-level instruments like synths and drum machines, interface to a DAW, and much more.

1 x Eurorack modular level signals to Balanced TRS 1/4″ output path
Uses a high quality THATCorp balanced line driver IC
Output path steps a nominal Eurorack level (10 Vpp) down to +4 dBu with up to +6 dB gain.

4. Intellijel Line In 1U
Line In 1U Balanced Line Level Input to Eurorack level Shifter in 1U
This module allows you to connect balanced line level audio (+4 dBu) into your Eurorack modular system. It is a compact and easy way to patch in a rack mount/desktop FX units, external line-level instruments like synths and drum machines, outputs from your DAW, or many other line level sources.

1 x Balanced TRS 1/4″ input path to Eurorack modular signal level.
Uses a high quality THATCorp balanced line receiver IC
Input path boosts a -10dBV or +4dBU balanced line level signal to Eurorack modular signal with adjustable gain.

5. Intellijel Headphones 1U
High quality headphone amp capable of driving consumer and studio grade heaphones with excellent bass response and loud levels.

This module can also be used as a line level stereo output.

6. Intellijel Audio IO 1U & Jacks
This module allows you to interface your Eurorack modular system to the pro balanced line level world (+4 dBu). You can send and return to rack mount/desktop FX units, patch to external line-level instruments like synths and drum machines, interface to a DAW, and much more.

2 x Balanced TRS 1/4″ to Eurorack modular level input paths
2 x Eurorack modular level signals to Balanced TRS 1/4″ output paths
4 x two-stage LED VU meter to monitor all inputs and outputs simultaneously
Uses high quality THATCorp balanced line drivers and receiver ICs.
Input path has up to 20 dB of gain which allows you to patch in low level consumer level signals and boost them. 0 dB = 10 Vpp (nominal Eurorack level)
Output path steps a nominal Eurorack level (10 Vpp) down to +4 dBu with up to +6 dB gain.
This module connects to the Audio I/O JACKS module via ribbon cable. The same ribbon cable can be used to connect to the rear-mounted audio jacks of the 7U performance cases.

7.Intellijel Cases
Intellijel has a range of sleek and well engineered cases to give your Eurorack modules a worthy home. In 4U we offer 42, 84, and 104HP models, as well as 7U cases in 84 and 104HP. They all ship with threaded rails, and high capacity, studio grade power supplies with plenty of connections for your modules.

Our cases all feature a 1U row, which allows you to install a number of useful utilities to suit your needs for the stage or studio, while freeing up valuable 3U rack space.

Our cases are the perfect solution to house, power and protect your system with no compromises.

AVP Synth Cosmwave FX audio demo 2

Published on Dec 17, 2017 AVP Synth

"Cosmwave FX - is a multi-effects processor which consists of three separate effects - x1 analog phaser, x1 analog/digital delay and x1 analog flanger, which can all be used separately as well as combined in this order: Phaser - Flanger -Delay.
Custom designed steel casing with wooden sides.
This unit is the first prototype. The rest of the batch would have minor text changes in the bypass sections and a missing saw mod (only triangle).

In this demo you can hear it processing a sequence from 808 drum machine (yocto clone) in a MULTI mode, direct audio signal.
For better hearing experience listen in headphones or on monitor speakers."

Demo 1 here.

160 bpm

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Цыхра Цыхра

"Played live, no DAW.

Synced with Arturia Beatstep Pro
SH-2 and SH-101 via CV/Gate
Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309, Voca FM, Nord Lead 4 and RE-303 via MIDI
Juno 60
Boss DD-500
Strymon Big Sky"

Buchla Music Easel Iprogram card &App testing

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Buchla info

"Buchla Music Easel iprogram,wifi controlled by Ipad App
testing before sale"

This is the dedicated iPad editor for the BEMI Music Easel and does not produce sound on its own. Curious if Arturia will eventually port their Buchla emulation to the iPad.

003//Neon Snowflakes [Ambient] - Eurorack, Flashback Delay, Eventide Space

Published on Dec 17, 2017 Alastair Wilson

"A lush, semi-self-generating modular patch using a small Eurorack setup sent through a TC Electronic Flashback delay pedal on ping pong setting, and then through an Eventide Space modechoverb reverb. No other processing has been applied.

This patch is semi-random - the Mother 32s supply 2 descending sequences based on a Minor 7th chord, and are panned apart into the stereo inputs of the Flashback pedal. The Assign outputs are set to output random stepped voltages, which do everything from modulate the filter cutoffs to resetting the sequences."

Roland SH7 drum & loop stuff

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Roland SH 7 weirdness sample's Getting ready to post a link to some drum synthesis weird loop sample's I've got a massive amount of weird wave file's both circuit bent and analog synthesizer produced. Simply have to be organised."

KORG SQ1 Speed demon

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"Vintage Winston cup Jacket? Check, I feel the need for synthesizer speed. This Roland shall be up to the task I do believe."

Plankton Electronics Ants! and Koma Elektronik BD101 in Electronic Noodlings for Electronics

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Nice and Synths

"Here's another video with sound. Sometimes the sounds are quiet then loud, so watch out. It's not too bad though, I did level things out a bit. All sound is from the Ants! directly into the BD101, directly into a Focusrite Scarlett 18i6. No processing was done...except for the previously mentioned leveling of the levels.

And now let's do some unnecessary and wordy descriptions of all the boring stuff that happens in this video.

0:00 Intro. Fully dry signal from the Ants! through the BD101. Two oscillators played duophonically: one sine, one triangle. The AD envelope is controlling the filter (in highpass mode.) The ASR envelope is controlling the VCA.

0:20 From now to the end of the video it is the fully wet signal from the BD101. One LFO from Ants! is providing square wave modulation of the delay time. Another LFO (2 regular oscillators also have an LFO mode) is providing a little vibrato for the sine wave oscillator. Yet another LFO is used as the clock for the sample-and-hold. This is prepatched in the Ants!.

1:18 Playing high notes, YEEEEEAHHH. Also, introducing the gater from the BD101, the speed of which is being controlled by random sample-and-hold from Ants! You might notice I am playing notes that aren't sounding. This is because you can't really play legato via MIDI with Ants!, you have to make sure you articulate each note separately. I play like crap so I mess up a lot. :)

1:37 Pulling cable with the triangle wave from the filter mixer section. This is now the input for the sawtooth wave from that oscillator, which is prepatched internally to the 2nd input of the filter.

1:56 Taking that darn triangle wave and putting it into the filter cv input for audio rate filter fm. This breaks the connection of the AD envelope to the filter but hey, such is life. Always breaking normalized connections, am I right?

2:25 No more filter fm, triangle wave patched back into the filter, so no more sawtooth either. Lots of random gating effects going on.

3:02 Pulling the cable from the square wave of the LFO and using the triangle wave instead. So no more rhythmic pulse, but you do get some flangery stuff happening.

3:34 Edit! Jump to where I set the filter resonance to max. This got pretty loud so I turned this part down. This kind of crap continues until the end where it fades out with some random gating noise.

The Ants! is a semi-modular synth with oscillators that don't play in tune over a wide range, but it does have four of them, and lots of other stuff. It's a fun synth if you don't mind the limited oscillator tracking.

The BD101 is a very lo-fi analog delay. With very short delay times you can get chorus and flanging effects, but if you are hoping for a clean longer delay, you won't find it. But what it does have is lots of modulation possibilities. It also has a tremolo/gate. And I went to the Koma website and just found out it is discontinued as of December 13, 2017. Huh."

0-Coast/El Capistan- Make Noise Minute

Published on Dec 16, 2017 Jae Ryan

"Addicted to making small little themes on this thing. I can't stop dreaming of a full system."

161217 - Generative Modular Ambient

Published on Dec 16, 2017 zacharyradford

"First time messing around with the FMR RNLA."

Roland XP-30 Synthesizer Factory Demo Songs

Published on Dec 16, 2017 DKDiveDude

Here's something to get your groove on this morning. Some funk for your junk. Although no synthesizer is junk imo. :)

"Just did a local purchase of a mint condition Roland XP-30 Synthesizer at a decent price. I was happily surprised to then see that besides the built-in three JV-SR expansion, there was also the Hip-Hop and even better the Vintage Synths expansion cards installed, so about 2000+ patches!

Anyways here are the factory demo songs, ans stay tuned as I will later upload a video of my favorite patches."

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