MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Populate and Reflow an SMD AniModule TikTok

Published on Dec 29, 2017 JRock1799

"Check out my modules at

Hanging out while I do some SMD work, assembling an AniModule TikTok. It's a simple setup, both for populating and reflowing."

Buchla Touché by Shasta Cults

Published on Dec 29, 2017 Shasta Cults

Buchla 700 - first wave shape table by Shasta Cults

Published on Dec 29, 2017 Shasta Cults

"just a little trailer to celebrate my 1st wave shape table"

E-Mu Emulator I Sampler Synthesizer Keyboard w/ Disks

via this auction

"Includes about 100 disks. Mix of factory and user including User Multisampling and Formatting disks."

Roland JX-305 Favorite Ambient Patches Synthesizer Groovesynth Rik Marston 2017

Published on Dec 29, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Roland JX-305 'Favorite Ambient Patches'
Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston December 2017
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!**
Don't forget to get your FREE DOWNLOAD!!
Reverb Dark JUNO-106 Synth Collection Sample Pack!
2GB of FREE JUNO-106 .WAV's to download until JAN. 1, 2018!!!
Get it HERE & check out the rest of the collections:
Happy Holidays from SynthgodXXX!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!! :)

4 of my favorite Roland JX-305 AMBIENT patches on show:
OB Rezo Pad @00:05
Feedbackwave @03:12
Syn.Strings1 @06:09
Atmosphere2 @10:28

Very cool synth & RARE to find in working condition!
I enjoy everything about the Roland JX-305, I just wish
Roland would focus on a BRAND NEW GROOVESYNTH
for 2018! The FA-06 is GREAT, the JUNO-DS is GOOD.
I hope there is something coming BETTER from Roland
Winter NAMM 2018!! Pure Groovebox in a synth!
8-16 Part Sequencer. 1GB Sample FLASH Memory!
What would you want on your ALL DANCE GROOVESYNTH?
Let me know below!!
Thank you for watching!"


Published on Dec 29, 2017 Les Sondiers

"A demo of the Prophet REV2 Desktop analog synthesizer Module by Dave Smith Instruments. This is an 8 voice version I use on this video.

All sounds and sequences come from the machine presets.
This demo will show you the ability to play live and the sound palette you can expect from the machine. Notice the richness of the sounds, this is made possible via layer B's (secondary sound) available on certain patches.
A real pleasure to play."

Doepfer A-101-1 Vactrol Filter: overview (LMS Eurorack Expansion Project)

Published on Dec 29, 2017

"Also known as the 'Steiner' filter (as it’s an enhancement of a circuit Nile Steiner first published in 1974), this nice-sounding 2-pole multimode self-oscillating filter with vactrols on the cutoff and resonance inputs is unique in that it has a separate _input_ per filter mode, allowing the creation of alternate modes as well as frequency-dependent crossfades between multiple sources. The overview video breaks down like this:

0:00 some examples
0:41 circuit heritage
1:28 understanding vactrols
3:42 filter inputs, modes, and sweeps
7:30 resonance behavior
10:15 enveloping cutoff (including pinging the vactrol)
11:31 enveloping resonance (brass; percussion)

There is a second movie available that explores combining and fading between multiple inputs. It is included in the version of the Eurorack Expansion course on the Learning Modular website, and is being shared (along with additional notes) with my Patreon supporters.

The Learning Modular Patreon tribe:
The expanded version of the Eurorack Expansion course:"

X1L3 - circuit bent Casio PT-50 with midi retrofit - C64 Knuckle Busters theme

Published on Dec 29, 2017 manufacturedZ3R0

"Robots and casiotones. Casio PT50 with midi retrofit doing a by ear interpretation of a section of the in game tune from the Commodore 64 game Knuckle Busters, written by the brilliant Rob Hubbard.

Midi is coming in from reason and filter cutoff is being controlled by a diy build of a yarns midi to cv module in the eurorack, also taking in midi from reason from the modwheel to generate the filter sweep cv for the casio.

A fairly straightforward lead part taken on by the PT50 for most of it. It then draws to a close with the ruiner/ringmod coming into play to generate discord. There's a delay fitted to the PT which is used subtly to warm the casiotones.

For sale at:"


via this auction

Korg 770 Synthesizer

via this auction

CZPL Arpeggio Demo

Published on Dec 29, 2017 CZounds

"Demonstrating the arpeggiator feature of the CZ Patch Library v3. Check out for info and to purchase the device."

50 Years of Hits with the Arturia V Collection 6 | Reverb Demo Video

Published on Dec 5, 2017 Reverb

"Adam Pickrell, music director for Nelly Furtado (he has also played with St. Vincent, John Congleton, and many more) takes us through more than half a century of music featuring just some of the sounds from Arturia’s V Collection 6.

Read more on Reverb:
Buy the Arturia V Collection 6 Now:"

Caitlin explains clocks with the Mother-32 clock and the 4ms Rotating Clock Divider

Published on Dec 29, 2017 The Mad Music Machine

"We have added a 4ms Rotating Clock Divider to the Mad Music Machine.

Here Caitlin uses it to explain synthesizer clocks by using a clock signal from the Mother-32 to trigger our Mutant Drums"

Custom MIDI control mappings to the JD-XI using SYSEX

Published on Dec 28, 2017 ranzee av

"Shows how to setup custom sliders and kobs to control the Roland JD-XI synthesizer with the A-500 Pro MIDI controller. Using SYSEX messages to control things like AMP and Filter Envelopes, Aftertouch, toggles for sub oscillators and filter cutoff and resonance.

Tutorial on SYSEX basics, including: MIDI control change messages, hexadecimal calculations, how to read MIDI implementation documents, and how to form a SYSEX message.

Video contents:
2:17 Brief SYSEX and Hexadecimal tutorial
4:53 How to calculate Hexadecimal values
7:35 Hexadecimal table of values
8:06 MIDI control change messages or CC
9:48 Custom MIDI CC mapping
13:37 SYSEX messages
18:25 Custom SYSEX mapping
19:47 MIDI monitoring the SYSEX messages
24:57 Testing out some of the custom mappings
25:57 Aftertouch !!
27:38 Other options for soft/hardware custom mapping

To download the free MIDI map for the A-500 Pro, please visit my patreon page, and follow the links:"

PPG Wave 2.3 1985 OS 8.3 + flightcase

via this auction

"PPG Wave 2.3 synthesizer. Extensive servicing and restoration work just performed. Working as it should and sounding simply amazing. In very good condition. It has been fully updated via Virtual Music in Germany to OS 8.3, calibrated, backup battery modded and replaced, keyboard upgraded, includes flightcase (seems to be original). Cosmetically it is in very good condition save for a few scratches/marks in metal panellight."

Nord Pedal Keys 27 - PK27

via this auction

I haven't seen one of these in a while. I believe they were introduced in the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 2009 as you can see in this video.

"The Pedal Keys 27 is a MIDI pedal board with 27 keys, equipped with an integrated swell pedal. The entire unit is housed in a sturdy aluminum chassis that makes it both lightweight and rugged. It communicates via MIDI and can be used with other MIDI compatible equipment.

To use it with a Nord C2 organ, just connect the MIDI on the Pedal Keys 27 to the Bass Pedal MIDI input on the C2 and activate the Bass section on the C2.

The long keys have a wooden finish and a length of 350 mm (13.8"), to facilitate the use of a proper toe-heel technique when playing. The short keys are colored gray in order to provide a better visibility even in a very dark environment.*

The Pedal Key 27's range is from C2 to D4, MIDI notes 36 to 62. The Pedal Keys transmit on MIDI channel 3. The swell pedal is easily mounted on the top panel, providing you with a comfortable and direct access to this important functionality. The resistance of the pivotal travel of the pedal can be set by using two internal adjustment screws inside the pedal housing."

Sequential Circuits Poly Sequencer Model 1005 SN 326

via this auction

"Vintage Sequential Circuits Poly Sequencer Model 1005. Made in USA for use with Prophet 5. One mini cassette included."

Misa Digital NSC-16 Note Sequence Controller

via this auction

Mutable Instruments Shruti XT Hybrid MONO/ANALOG (synthacon filter) 2012 Black

via this auction


Super sound and a lot of possibilities, pulled from the modular versions.

This filter board is based on Steiner Parker synthacon circuit.
The following 5 filter modes are available:
. lp
. bp
. hp
. ap
. overdrive on top of all that

Polyphony - Monophonic
Oscillators - 2 OSC + 1 NOISE + 1 SUB
LFO - Yes
Filter - Yes
Arpeg / Seq - Yes
Keyboard - None
Memory - lot of presets
Control - MIDI - CV GATE
Date Produced - 2010"

Red Roland SH-01A

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Analogue Vintage Synth w/ Mod Grip & Philip Rees MIDI-CV Converter

via this auction

Improv #5 for Mellotron, Arp 2600, VCS3, Moog Voyager and Japanese temple bell

Published on Dec 29, 2017 R. Reger

"Partially composed, partially improvised original music inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft short story 'The Music of Erich Zann.' Download of this music available here: https://rregerakaashenactuariesofasga..."

The River complètement Toccata...

Published on Dec 29, 2017 laurent

"The River à l'épreuve du Bach sous les doigts de Johan. Le son capté n'est pas à la hauteur du hérissement de mes poils des bras...Le grave était magique."

See the Baloran label below for more.

Squarp Instruments Hermod Tutorials

Published on Dec 29, 2017 Squarp Instruments

See this post for additional details on Hermod.

Organelle v3 - what is it, what's new, and how instruments are built using open source

Published on Dec 29, 2017 loopop

"The new OS v3.0 even further expands on the Organelle's capabilities, including WIFI (and Ableton Link), opening up OLED graphics and support for non-Pure Data patches, like those written with SuperCollider.

Slightly over 2 years after its release Organelle now comes with over 60 factory instruments ("patches") and dozens of additional ones created by the Organelle user community, including ports of the popular Mutable Instruments Eurorack modules.

In this clip I explain what the Organelle is, what’s new and why it’s important as an open source instrument. I’ll show what Pure Data is and how one patch made it’s way through four different developers that over time all contributed (without knowing each other, or that it will end up on Organelle) by "standing on each others’ shoulders" via open source to bring Mutable Instruments Grids ("Take the user interface of an euclidean sequencer, a healthy dose of machine learning and graph algorithms, megabytes of drum loops, hours of intensive computations and you’ve got a drum pattern generator like no other”) to the Organelle, wirelessly synchronized to an iOS device via Ableton Link."

ESQ-1, ESQ-M. SQ-80 *NEW* RAM cartridge demo

Published on Dec 28, 2017 geerefamilyusa

"*New* (no talking) review of a newly manufactured Ensoniq RAM cartridge by synth veteran Richard Geere."

Making of "Beat"

For those interested, a new video on the making of "Beat" has been added to this post.

Patch n Tweak

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