Saturday, March 31, 2018

Tricks for the Dreadbox Nyx - Making an ADSR Envelope

Published on Mar 31, 2018 ProckGnosis

"And here's Nyx 'Trick #3' or "some info how to create an ADSR or 4 or 5 stage envelope using MOD 1 and MOD 2." If you like math, but are newer to synths, I would watch "Part 2" at 07:07 first and THEN go back to Part 1 at 02:14.

Part 1 - The Examples (02:14)
Part 2 - The ADSR Academics (07:07)

This is likely my last "Tricks for the Nyx" video for a while. The video is split into 2 parts: part 1 gives a worked through example of setting up a 4 or 5 stage envelope, and part 2 gets a bit more basic (the academic part), explaining how envelopes are usually shaped and how different envelopes can be shaped on the Nyx by adding the smaller MOD 1 and MOD 2 envelopes together.

I'm probably turning off some newbs by showing how the Nyx is a bit more complicated than most normal synths, but for me, that's a large part of what makes it cool. If you're a newb and you bought a Nyx, be is WORTH the investment of time to learn. Cheers!"

All parts here.

Konstantin Gervis live in Florence, Italy - 25.3.2018

Konstantin Gervis live in Florence, Italy - 25.3.2018 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Konstantin Gervis (ZV_K) playing his Tiptop Audio modular system live at the second edition of MEFF - Modular Synthesizer Exhibition Fair in Florence Italy.

Konstantin will demonstrate his system at Superbooth '18 Gesprächskonzerte on SATURDAY MAY 5TH at 6PM"

Synth chill jam ft Arpejji

Published on Mar 31, 2018 therudyrude

"Jam in my small studio"

Vintage Moog Minimoog D Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Case

via this auction


Vengeance AVENGER Synthesizer - Cinematic Soundpack

Published on Mar 31, 2018 Kevin Schroeder

Korg Mono/Poly, Polsix, and Moog Voyager Electric Blue featured in the video.

"Expansion available at:
And finally! My new Cinematic expansion, created for Vengeance Avenger is finished. Over 130 Avenger presets and 10 action driven drumkits, 75 multisamples of analog gear, 50 shapes and 20 wavetables. All patches support the modulation wheel and 5 macro controls!"

Traveling Through a Jackson Pollock Painting

Published on Mar 31, 2018 Anthony Distefano

"Video I filmed of Jackson Pollock's One: Number 31 at the MOMA.

I added my composition Harmonies that I created in NI Absynth for the soundtrack."


Jackson Pollock always reminds me of The Stone Roses.

Critter & Guitari - Synth & Screen

Published on Mar 31, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Organelle, Pocket Piano, guitar, effects pedals... these are all brain-tickling options for sight-to-sound explorations with the ETC. For extra magic, add the Old Blood Noise Endeavors Procession Reverb and Mondegreen Delay to your excursion."

Custom Blue & White Waldorf Q Rack SN 030926111

via this auction

This one actually sold back on 10/01/2014. Just grabbing the pics for posterity.

BERLIN SCHOOL JAM *Behringer Model D *KORG ARP Odyssey *MOOG Minitaur *WERSI EX10R *GRP R24

Published on Mar 31, 2018 VolcaRock

"BERLIN SCHOOL JAM - psychedelic stringmachine VS sequencer madness :-) with modern, retro and vintage Synths from BEHRINGER, KORG, MOOG, ROLAND, WERSI sequenced by GRP R24 and SEQ 12 Sequencer. First time I use the 1986's WERSI EX 10R, an obscure Hybrid Synthesizer/String/Organ Expander with 20 CPUs (one for each voice), a triple BBD-Chorus for instant stringmachine sounds and 1 paraphonic SSM Filter.
Enjoy my live Recording with lots of improvisation inspired by Floyd, Krautrock and classic Berlin School.

Used Synths &FX:
Behringer Model D + Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe (Lead),
Korg ARP Odyssey + EHX DMM TT1100 + Neunaber Wet Stereo (Lead & FX),
Moog Minitaur (Bass),
Korg MS-20 mini + Rockman Stereo Echo & Volca Keys (Pluck),
Roland Juno 60 + Krautrock Phaser (Pad &Lead),
Wersi Expander EX10 R + Vermona PH 16 Phaser + Behringer TP300 (Stringmachine, Organ, Hihats)."

Paper Jamz Pro Mic Aetherial Noise Generator

circuitbent feedback box Published on Mar 31, 2018 paul tas

via Error Instruments

"This is an aleatoric aethereal electronic noise generator.

The original sound comes out by plugging a mic or aux, and the signal is processed by an effects processor which is pretty amazing for a toy.

My bents allow all the feedbacks to be self generated, so it becomes a constantly evolving mysterious drone.

The audio input is also radically effected by the feedback noise.

- High pitch feedback
- Low pitch signal (sub)"

And via Wikipedia:

"Paper Jamz was a collection of musical toys, produced by WowWee. Introduced in 2010, Paper Jamz were paper thin musical toys, which included guitars, microphones, keytars, drum kits, and amplifiers. They were also marketed as 'Instant Rock Star' instruments.

There were no physical buttons, knobs or keys used while playing the instruments. Instead, the battery-operated instruments featured a printed, touch-and-gesture enabled surface. The toy company produced Snoop Dogg themed guitars in 2011.[1]"

音光 (Onkou) - Light Controller for Modular Synthesizer (Breakbeat Demo)

Published on Mar 31, 2018 Takumi Ogata

"音光 (Onkou) is a light controller for Eurorack modular synthesizer system. The module has a camera that can detect X, Y, and Z positions as well as the hue color of the light. Each of these 4 parameters are mapped to a control voltage (4 separate control voltage outputs). The custom light source consists of on/off button, a knob for controlling the hue of the light, and a switch that is used to go back and forth between auto and manual mode. In auto-mode, the module takes in two separate control voltage inputs and send on/off and hue messages to the light source via bluetooth. In this demo video, wavetable control voltage from Qu-Bit Chance module is used to randomly change the hue color and sequenced gate control voltage is used for the light’s on/off pattern.

Hardware/Software used:
Make Noise Morphagene = main sound source controlled by the light controller
Qu-Bit Chance = random control voltage for light hue control
Make Noise Tempi = On/off message for the light
Ableton Live

Huge thanks to Hanyu (Alan) Liu for helping me out with the algorithm. I couldn’t have finished this project without his immense help."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 Knob Set

via this auction

"This listing is for 25 Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 knobs. These are also the same knobs found on the Sequential Circuits Pro-One (listed in a separate sale). These knobs are brand new and were recently found in hidden in storage."

Update: Pro-One knobs pictured below, listed here.

Moog Logo Stickers

via this auction

"As the title says, this is a new Moog logo sticker similar to the one found on the back of mid production and all later Minimoogs, the Polymoog, Sonic Six, and Taurus 1 Pedals."

Clavia Nord Lead 4 Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Opus 3 SN 3770

via this auction

"The Moog Opus 3 is a powerful, 3-voice (strings, brass and organ) Polyphonic synth that has those incredible, fat Moog filters (in stereo with panning!) and that vintage grit that makes this an endlessly toneful, useful and fun addition to your studio or to the stage. Kraftwerk, 808 State, the Rentals and many others have turned to the Opus 3 for its delicious tones. Detach from your endless plug-ins for a few hours and revel in the analog, tactile goodness of this classic, vintage Moog!"

"Excellent condition with some very light play wear and a couple dings in the wood sides. Overall condition is a collector-worthy 9 out of 10."

NOS Vintage Roland RS-202 Analog String Synth

via this auction

"Purchased last year from a Roland dealer last as a NOS [New Old Stock] item (in his basement for 30 years, he had never sold it), this single owner RS-202 was recently serviced. Tech tested & replaced various components and all capacitors (including power supply) other than the key capacitors (each key has a capacitor). Key caps did not need to be done as all keys work.

The RS-202 is a classic. It really sounds excellent. Very nice with a phaser. Just a lot of fun. Brings to mind early Genesis/Tony Banks among others. And since this unit has been completely serviced, and has less then 10 total hours of playing time on it, it is currently functioning like a new machine."

MFOS 16 Step Analog Sequencer Vari Gate Control

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below.

"MFOS 16 Step Analog Sequencer with Vari Gate Control in DotCom Format 21'' x 8.750
Just built and tested this great analog sequencer design by Ray Wilson from MFOS
Front panel from Soundtronics in the UK
Comes with Power supply.

Improved PC board (far less kludging)
Produces sequences of 4 to 16 steps in length
Modes include stop at count, reverse at count,
reset at count and random 16 mode
Each step has coarse tune, fine tune, and switchable gate
Accepts external clock and external start pulse.
Simultaneous outputs with and without portamento.
Forward, Back, and Reset controls ease sequence set up.
Approximate current consumption: +12V (21.7 mA) -12V (10.5mA)

Each step's duration can be set independently.
Each step's duration is settable from 1 to 16 clock cycles.
Main clock adjustment affects all steps equally.
Clock selection: Quantized or Normal
Two gate/trigger modes: Single per step and Multi per step.
External clock supported.
Clock out supported."

White Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3 Analog Step Sequencer SN 7394

via this auction

Black Analogue Solutions Oberkorn 3 Analog Step Sequencer SN 7930

via this auction


Key Oberkorn Features

3 x CV channels, 2 x Gate channels, 5 x MIDI-Trigger
full 16 step CV channels
48 CV knobs, 16 Gate switches, 17 LEDs
CV control of Speed / Tempo.
Plenty of control sockets.
Simple MIDI sync
Steel & Aluminium construction.
Hand built in Great Britain."

MFB Dominion X SED 3 VCO Analog Mono Synthesizer

via this auction

"For sale a rare MFB Dominion X SED 3 VCO analog mono synth. It’s in perfect working order. There is a minor scratch on the right wooden end panel but is otherwise in perfect condition. This is the later version, with the SED style filter. Sounds incredible.

Includes power supply with US adaptor.


The Dominion X offers 3 x oscillators for maximum flexibility. Each waveform can be varied in symmetry. Besides altering the pulse width of a rectangle, you may also continuously turn a saw tooth into a triangle and a triangle into a sine. All oscillators also offer ring modulation. In addition, VCO 2 and VCO 3 can be synced to VCO1. Finally, VCO3 can modulate the frequency of VCO 1 and VCO 2. The analogue oscillator circuit is processor-controlled for stable tuning. To complete the available sound sources, noise or an external audio input can be added to the VCOs in the Dominion X's mixer section.

The filter offers 6 x operation modes. Available are 3 x low pass variations with 12, 18 and 24 dB/oct. slopes. Also available are high pass-, band pass and a notch filter with slopes of 12 dB/oct. respectively 6 dB/oct. Variable filter modulations are possible via an invertible envelope, keyboard tracking, LFO, VCO, different MIDI controllers as well as by the use o the CV-input.

Original Novation BassStation

via this auction

duality micro - HT2 (track1)

Published on Mar 31, 2018 evadum

"Here is the first track i built with the awesome houston tracker 2 on my Texas Instruments TI-83. A small step in HT2 but a big step for duality micro in the 1bit music world. Many thanks to utz from
for this wonderfull piece of software and his support!"


Published on Mar 31, 2018 TAKASHI WAKABAYASHI

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Nakano Techno
Army Nakano school former site
# techno # noise # nakanoise # nakanotechno # electronic # electronicmusic # Techno # Noise # Nakanoise # Nakano Techno # Electronica # Electronic Music # Electronic Instrument # Semi Modular # Gadget # Park Noise


Featuring various noise synths from Bastl Instruments.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Dsi Pro-2 See you Bassline step by step

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Gonzalo Pérez F.

"For best results, listen to this video on headphones and try to follow the sound, the values can be variable among different synthesizers, but the key is the same.
You can sculpt the sound with an equalizer and other effects.
I just wanted to use the synthesizer´s capabilities.
Enjoy making sounds and tweaking knobs!

Kick drum & Noise made with DSI Pro-2
Snare made with Battery
Choir sound made with Waldorf Blofeld.
Sequenced into Pro-tools."

Erica Synths Acidbox III Stereo Polivoks Filter

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Erica Synths Acidbox III is a stereo Polivoks Filter in a box with both bandpass and lowpass modes and CV control over filter cutoff. There is a tap tempo LFO with multiple clock divisions and waveshapes as well as an envelope follower. The input level can be adjusted for overdriving the filter and the cutoff knob is huge for having fun with filter sweeps. In this video a Plankton Ants sequenced by a Korg SQ-1 is the input to the Acidbox.

Available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

20 features of the Circuit MonoStation you need to know! by Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"The Novation Circuit series is a really cool one. Like many devices, some of the features do take a little bit of digging to find. I listed the 20 features of the Circuit Monostation you need to know to get the most out of it."

And previously:

Novation Circuit Mono Station : Synth walkthrough

Published on Feb 25, 2018 Nu-Trix The Synth Guy

"The Novation Circuit series is a really cool one. With the Mono Station we get a very cool sounding monophonic / paraphonic synth + 3 sequencers... Yes 3!
Join me as I go through the synthesis engine of the Novation Mono Station."

Moog The Source Analog Synth SN 6849

via this auction

This one was listed back in 2015.

Moog Micromoog 2090 Vintage Analog Mono Synthesizer SN 5231

via this auction

"The Micromoog was designed by Robert Moog and Jim Scott as a scaled-down, cheaper alternative ($650-$800 market price) to the Minimoog. It was designed to tap into a market of musicians who wanted an introduction to synthesis, but could not afford the $1,500 Minimoog. It thus is extremely basic in design. It is a monophonic synthesizer, featuring 1 variable waveshape voltage-controlled oscillator. It has a -24 dB per octave low-pass filter with envelope generator, a voltage-controlled amplifier, noise generator, sample and hold circuit, low-frequency oscillator, and modulation routing. It has a 32-note keyboard and was one of the first synthesizers to include a built-in ribbon controller, in this instance for pitch bending. The Micromoog has an audio input allowing external audio to be run through the filter and VCA. It also features the Moog Open System control inputs, a pre-MIDI control system which enabled the unit to be controlled by other Moog synthesizers."

Oberheim Matrix 6R Synthesizer Module SN K64 0690

via this auction

X1L3 - PERSUADATRON - FM radio eurorack module

Published on Mar 30, 2018 manufacturedZ3R0

"A simple demo following a dark power electronics theme. Using persuadatron to listen to a brain dead local radio station and pass it through clouds to generate the incidentals and background scene of the track.

Basically it's an FM radio with digtal controls. You can manually adjust the volume, station and mute it or you can trigger these with the gate inputs. It has an auto scan function which will scan it's entire frequency range and save all the stations it finds. Or if you prefer you can scan for them yourself.

The track is nothing more than the radio station fed into clouds and then manually manipulated with that modules controls. Made as an example of how cool a radio is for raw material more than anything else. The whole abysmal advertising breaks and template pop music package gets the treatment to awesome effect here. Backed by a drone and some strings."

Orthogonal Devices ER-101 ER-102 Demo Patch Eurorack CV Gate Sequencer

Published on Mar 30, 2018 SonicVoltage

"Orthogonal Devices ER-101 ER-102 Warm Up Demo Patch - Eurorack CV Gate Sequencer (Full Review Soon)
In this ER 101 Sequenced eurorack patch, I am only using the ER 101.
The ER-102, Expansion Module, is not being used.

The ER-101 is a 4 tracks CV and Gate Eurorack Sequencer Module with one Gate and two CVs output per track.

Kick: Hexinverter Mutant Bassdrum
Snare: Hexinverter Mutant Snare
Hats: Mutable Instruments Branches + Analogue Solutions HH88 + Doepfer A-136 DIS

Erica Synths Pico Voice + AJH Synth GEMINI 2412 Dual Filter

Lead Drone:
Erica Synths Pico VCO + Sputnik Modular Quand VCF/VCA + Erica Synths DSP + Doepfer A-143-2 Quad ADSR

Bass: Studio Electronics Tonestar 2600

Plucked String Type: Mutable Instruments Rings

Abstract Data ADE-32 provides external clock for the Orthogonal Devices ER-101 Sequencer.

Xaoc Devices Batumi provides a couple of LFOs"


Synth Spotting and an Interview with Mike Kiraly

You might recognize Mike Kiraly's name from numerous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH. He is the man behind the demo videos from synth and modular shop CONTROL in New York. If you are curious about his studio and his gear, you can find an interview with him on Attack Magazine here. It's a quick read and the interview is structured by the gear.

Pictured here are his eurorack modular system, one wall of synths, and a close-up of the Modal Electronics 001 keyboard synthesizer.

Future Retro Transient+ Demo 01 Eurorack

Published on Mar 30, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro (c)2018

I just got my Transient module back from Future Retro, they have upgraded it to the Transient +! The turnaround on this was super-fast! I made a Linndrum-based instrument w/ kick/stick/hihat w/ some modulations including pitch changes. This demo also uses Basimilus and Hats909 as well. Enjoy."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 Rev 3 w/ MIDI

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 Rev 3 with Midi --- In great condition! 100% functional! Looks great! Nicks here and there as seen in the photos. The left rear panel is slightly bent(previous owner) but does not effect functionality at all. Recently gone over by a qualified professional tech. Comes with 2 manuals and the US power cord. Sounds like 2 x Prophet 5s, so amazing!!"

Custom YAMAHA CS1x Minus Keyboard

via this auction

"This beautiful synth came with lovely wooden side and front panels. Also, I put Moog like caps on all knobs. All knobs works fine, LCD is fine too (as on every CS1x, LCD is not too bright but it's totaly useble in dark environment). All outs, inputs, MIDI connections are fine. "

Roland AIRA TR-8S & Boutique SH-01A Techno Jam

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Calle Nilsson

Jasper Synthesizer EDP Wasp Clone

Published on Mar 30, 2018 vinyljunkie07

"A DIY clone build of the 1978 EDP Wasp, it's pretty much 99.5% a Wasp.
Just some random noodling after I put it together.
From 7.13 it's totally dry with no FX

I've not made a case for it yet or fitted MIDI"

Bastl Instruments Little Nerd - First Try&Error Session (Riamiwo StudioVlog 81)

Published on Mar 30, 2018 riamiwovideos

"This week I got the Bastl Little Nerd... and they named it not without a reason:) It's a very cool tool to manipulate trigger/gate - signals... but it will take a bit time to get into it :)"

Mutable Instruments - Marbles *Feature Jam & Walkthrough*

Published on Mar 30, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's my first video with the new Mutable Instruments Marbles. This is a bit of a feature jam and walkthrough looking at using all 7 outputs in a patch for beats, clocking, random jitters and stepped random with musical quantisation and locking / looping as well as the great spread/bias controls to influence the stepped random values."

Loom 2 (ft. Marbles) | All Mutable Instruments Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Lightbath

"Download the music of the Loom series exclusively on Patreon →

Everything you hear in this video was performed live with the Mutable Instruments modules you see on screen, plus some other Mutable surprises to be revealed in upcoming Loom videos."

Korg Prologue - Custom Patches 1 to 25 -

Published on Mar 30, 2018 GEOSynths

"Epilogue Vol 1

First load of Custom Patches I've made for the Korg Prologue, mainly Single Patches, though there are 1 or 2 Stacked/Split Sounds. It definitely has its own sound and character, which can lean towards the spirit of old Oberheim, but I wouldn't say it's a "Polite" Synth...not a "Prim and Pretty" 24db Filter...just an 'Earthy' 12db Tone that's very modern...and it's great!

I've set the Mod Wheel for changes and some Patches are set up to work with an Expression Pedal (Moog EP3 used)."

81 New Presets for the Subsequent 37 by Peter Dyer

All Sounds | Subsequent 37 Published on Mar 30, 2018 Moog Music Inc

"Professional synthesist and sound designer, Peter Dyer (Mariah Carey, Adam Lambert, Aloe Blacc, St. Vincent, American Idol House Band), joins us in the Moog Sound Lab to demonstrate the range and ability of the Subsequent 37 Duophonic Analog Synthesizer. All sounds in this piece have been created using a Subsequent 37.

For this composition, Peter Dyer programmed 81 new presets on his Subsequent 37. Subsequent 37 owners can download all of his presets for free below."


"During the month of March, receive a $100 instant rebate when you purchase a Subsequent 37 in-store or online through participating US Moog Dealers. This Saturday (3/31) at midnight, the sale closes -- if you’ve been planning to purchase one of these instruments, now is the perfect opportunity."

Check with the shops on the right, here on MATRIXSYNTH.

New MOOG Model D Synth App Demos Including Comparisons to Arturia's iMini and a Real Model D

Minimoog App vs Model D Review

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Starsky Carr

iTunes: Minimoog Model D - Moog Music Inc. (The intro price ends tonight! Moog's other apps are also currently on sale).

"A look at the amazing official Moog Minimoog iPad/iPhone app vs the real thing.

Oscillators 3:40
Filters 10:00
Overload 12:50
FM 15:15
Noise 16:08
Effects 16:30
Some Sounds 17:50"

Minimoog Model D app vs. Arturia iMini: Can they sound the same?

Audulus 3.5 for Mac Adds Hundreds of New Modules

"Audulus LLC is proud to announce the release of Audulus 3.5 for Mac. This update introduces a new wire highlighting feature and hundreds of new and improved modules.

Audulus 3.5 adds a new wire highlighting feature. When you click on a node or module, all of its output wires remain bright while all others are dimmed. This makes tracing connections much easier. You can highlight groups of nodes and modules as well.

Modular & Minimoog (TWSMDS) - with 1130 drum controller

Published on Mar 30, 2018 noddyspuncture

"The World's Second Most Dangerous Synth - sequencer 'speed' and quantiser 'transpose' controlled by Moog 1130 drum feeding different levels of CV. As pitch goes up, speed slows down... and then also, by using the reversible attenuator on the speed CV, both pitch and speed go up and down together. Loads of possibilities...!"

Korg X 911 demo track

Published on Mar 30, 2018 ikworgek

all sounds from the Korg
drums: volcabeats
some reverb and delay

Black Model Isla Kordbot

via this auction

"If you are reading this you already know a couple of things. First off it’s black. That is why the price is a hundred more then I would charge for a white one. Two is the fact that it takes a good long time to get one in white also. Don’t waste time over thinking this buy because this BLACK KORBOT is going to fly out of here. I listed a white one back before the update was available and it lasted like thirty minutes. The new and improved includes a sick as hell sequencer along with the craziest arpeggiator I’ve ever seen and a chord progression computer on board that makes it easy to save chords to any one of twelve pads. You can do so much with this thing and the little colored screen is sooo awesome looking. When a chord is playing the corresponding rubber keyboard button / keys light up red. This thing is hard to let go of for so many reasons that I say if the price at a place that I can order a white one for myself pay shipping to my buyer , shipping for my new Kordbot , and the two or three months it will take for me to receive my new White Kordbot and still not feel like I’m taking a loss then that’s the way I came up with the price of $500.00 then I said now that sounds fair to me then I took $25.00 more off my bottom line price. Thanks."

Grendel Drone Commander V2 Pedal

via this auction

"Handmade in the US by the same company that made the original Ammo Can version. Oscillator and LFO are the same as in the original except for where the circuitry and build quality have been improved. Unique and extremely fun and playable synth for the drone enthusiast or to add one of the most beloved modern synth voices to a guitar or bass pedal board. Features and specs include:

-2 independent oscillators with square and triangle waveforms
-PLL (phase locked loop) tracking for LFO and Pulse waveforms
-Through-hole construction
-Knurled aluminum knobs, all aluminum body
-LFO and Pulse controls with variable controls of pulse mods (2/4/8/16 per LFO cycle)
-Varable control of filter sweep and direction
-Extensive control of oscillator volume and blending-- Independent volume control for each oscillator, separate crossfader for osc 1/2 blending, final level output for whole mix of oscillators, LFO and pulse
-Envelope control for stomp-switch and external audio gate
-External audio input
-External gate input
-External filter CV input
-Powered via ext 9V center-negative AC input (supplied) or 9V battery" Modular System

via this auction

"Great Moog Modular clone with lots of rad modules (8 step sequencer, kick drum module, 1/8 to 1/4 converter module for connecting Eurorack).

modules include (more info on most modules at [link removed by eBay])
Q104 midi interface
Q122 minijack interface
Q124 multiples
C104 odyssey of sound vco
Q106 oscillator x2
Q112 4 channel mixer
Sample and Hold module
Q125 signal processor
Symple seq re:synthesis
Q109 envelope generator x2
kick drum module
Q150 transistor ladder filter
Q107 state variable filter
Q108 amplifier x2

extra modules
plus Q105 Slew Limiter Module
and Q130 Clipper Module"

Moog Rogue Analog Synthesizer SN 3904

via this auction

All Knobs / Sliders Present
Both OSC 1 and OSC 2 work perfect
Filter / Contour Generator, LFO Modulation and Pitch Bend working
Octave Switching, relative pitching for OSC 2 works in any sync mode
CV In/Out and Trigger In/Out present, but never tested
Modulation may have to "warm up," but works fine after initially getting it started
Master Volume knob is noisy, but works fine
Custom Power Supply Included

Teenage Engineering OP-1 and Mutable Instruments Clouds | The Prelude

Published on Mar 30, 2018 umonox

"Hello my friends. I have a good old buddy back: The Teenage Engineering OP-1 has arrived a couple of days ago! And it's joined by the Mutable Instruments Clouds Eurorack Module - my first Eurorack Module ever. In this Video it provides a little Ambience to some very basic Patterns that i made with the OP-1.

Clouds receives Audio from the Elektron Analog Four and is fed directly into the Input of the OP-1 where it's monitored on Track 4.

This is just the first of some more Videos where i will use Clouds and the OP-1 together. Stay tuned for more ;-)

All the best,

Mutable Instruments Marbles Demo by DavidH

Published on Mar 30, 2018 DavidH

See this post for details on Mutable Instruments new Marbles eurorack module.

Polyend Seq with Eurorack system, Machinedrum and Prophet

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Polyend

"After publishing a series of videos showing Seq in action with simple setups, time to take a look how it's working in a more sophisticated environment. The whole rig is sequenced by Seq, the modular system is controlled by Polyend Poly MIDI to CV converter

Video footage made 26.03.2018 by Piotr Raczyński.
Music improvisation by Alna"

Arturia MiniBrute 2 - Unboxing & Review Videos by Midiverse - TV

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out a brand new synthesizer from Arturia, The MiniBrute 2. Let's check it out.."

Waldorf Blofeld - Those Bladerunner Sounds

Published on Mar 30, 2018 chronosproject

Buy full soundbank -

Friday Fun - Synth Jam Korg Minilogue and Mutable Instruments Clouds

Published on Mar 30, 2018 sonicstate

"This week in our occasional series where we pair synthesizers, modules or FX for a musical interlude, we use the Mutable Instruments Clouds - we have a special version which our Sonic TALK viewers bought in celebration of our 500th episode and had a custom faceplate made for it. Ours is called Fulsome Clouds. its an interesting unit which allows you to take sounds recorded into the input buffer, and apply granular operations to it, and sending the results into a lovely reverb.

We pair that with the Korg Minilogue - the first affordable analogue poly which we reviewed when it came out. The Minilogue is a surprisingly capable instrument for the money."

Horsham Piazza Italia 2018

Published on Mar 30, 2018 The Mad Music Machine

"We have been invited to take the Mad Music Machine to Horsham Piazza Italia - Caitlin is set up and ready to go!"

Synthesis Technology E370 & Rabid Elephant Natural Gate - Action Patch!

Published on Mar 29, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's another video in my line up of E370 videos for Synthesis Technology. Here I'm using it for a second time alongside the Rabid Elephant Natural Gate and sweet baby christ on a bike ... they're a potent pairing! There's a full track / jam / wide shot video exclusively for my Patreon supporters with this patch but for now check out the 4 oscillators on the E370, 2 of which go through the Natural Gate alongside some beats and FX create a little action sequence style patch. Suggests for a better video title in the comments too please! 'Action patch' sounds weird :)

Be awesome! Support me on Patreon -"

Mutable Instruments Introduces New Marbles Eurorack Module

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Erstlaub

"A basic overview of some of Marbles features. If you can imagine SOU/A149, Branches, Grids, Turing Machine, Brainseed, Sloth and a host of other modules all housed inside one controllable chaotic beauty, this is it!

Note: These are complex modules with a lot of inter-related functions, these videos hopefully serve to illustrate some basic operations."

Mutable Instruments: Marbles Overview
Mutable Instruments: Marbles Subtle Self Patching
Mutable Instruments: Marbles t Outputs
Mutable Instruments: Marbles External Sampling/Quantization
Mutable Instruments: Marbles Sampling, locking and remixing external sequences

More Marbles centred pieces:

Some details via Mutable Instruments:


Marbles is a source of random gates and voltages, which offers an extensive amount of (voltage) control on all the different flavors of randomness it produces.

The module gives the musician many different ways of imposing structure on the random events generated by the module: synchronization to external clocks, control of the repetition or novelty of the generated material, quantization of the voltages, or randomization of gates or voltages generated by traditional sequencers.

t: the random gate generator

Marbles either follows its own internal clock, or locks onto an adjustable multiplication/division of an external clock (or regular rhythmic pattern). This regular clock is perturbed by a process simulating an instrumentist playing along a click and trying to catch up on their errors - from perfect accuracy to complete chaos.

From this imperfect master clock, a 2-channel random rhythm is generated, using one of the following processes: random coin toss (similar to Branches), random ratcheting, or random drum pattern generation (similar to a randomly modulated Grids).

X: the random voltage generator

This generator produces 3 channels of random voltages, each of them clocked by the individual outputs of the t section, or by a common external clock signal.

Complete control on the distribution of the output voltages is provided: concentrated or spread-out, quantized or unquantized, smoothed or steppy, centered or biased towards a specific voltage. The same transformations can be performed on an external CV, for sample-and-hold or shift-register operation.

An auxiliary slowly fluctuating random voltage output (Y) is also available for self-patching fun!


Marbles remembers the history of every recent clock deviation, rhythm or voltage it has generated. The DEJA VU knob on the panel controls the probability of reusing past material instead of sampling fresh random data.

You are thus given control on the feeling of repetition and structure in the generated random voltages and rhythms. At the extreme, the module no longer generates any novel values and loops over the same pattern (or a random permutation of it). And of course, this (variably) random looping can be performed on external CVs!"

_AJHSynth Sunrise_

_AJHSynth Sunrise_ from AJH Synth on Vimeo.

"Musical demo from Emmy winning composer Dave Gale, using only AJHSynth Eurorack synthesiser modules for all instruments and percussion."

And some additional details via Sonic Voltage:

0m 5s – Gemini Sweep – 3 VCOs into Ring SM, into Gemini Filter

0m 5s – White Noise – into Mini Mod Filter, and into Phaser

0m 21s – Full Mini Mod system (x3) to Build chord, DH-ADSR Env used here! (9 VCOs in use for the chord!)

0m 29s Drums –

Kick – Gemini Filter – Hi Res with Filter CV control via Envelope (very snappy/fast) with Filter Cut off set in the mid/Lo range
Snare – White Noise from ‘Glide+ Noise’ and 1 x VCO (Tri) – combined via Ring SM Mixer and put through overdriven Mini Mod filter
Hats – Just white noise through overdriven filter – envelope Decay/Release tweaked in real time!
Hi-Q – Mini Mod filter with full Resoonance – ADSR controlling Freq CV – overdriven!
Open Hats (left channel!) – just noise and a Mini Mod filter
0m 29s Bass – 2 bass sounds – both from the full Mini Mod system

1st – 2 x VCO acting as a Sub bass (octave apart)
2nd – all 3 VCO’s and with filter being tweaked in real time
0m 29s – 2 Sequencer Synth lines

1. Left Channel – Single VCO into Gemini Filter,
2. Continuous panning – single VCO into Sonic XV filter
0m 51s – OB Throat! – Gemini Filter with one VCO, used in dual mode to create the classic OB Throat effect! Cut Off controlled via DAW.

0m 61s – Background Sustained chords – 3 parts of Mini Mod (3 VCOs) all going through the Glide module, and being filter tweaked in real time

1m 15s – Hi Falling Arpeggio line – Sync’d gated LFO and ADSR both controlling Mini Mod filter, summed via CV Mix module

1m 41s – More Throaty OB filter!! Gorgeous!! 🙂

Repetition of the above to the end

Closes with another White Noise sweep.

All sounds were produced and processed by AJH Synth modules, no other sound sources were used, however, standard production and master processes have been used in a DAW/Mac environment, including eq, compression, reverb and delay.

AJH Synth Demos and Reviews

AJH Synth Mega Phase 12 Review from AJH Synth on Vimeo.

Vimeo seriously needs to support playlists. Until then...

Thursday, March 29, 2018

"Tears In Rain" Blade Runner 2049 cover, Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev 2 patch demo

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Mattelica

"Live take of Vangelis' and Hans Zimmers 2049 version of Tears In Rain with the Prophet Rev 2 original split patch to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer + reverb to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4"

Soundscape using the Moog Mother-32 and the Make Noise 0 Coast // Wind Chimes

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Analog Rye

"A soundscape using the Moog Mother-32 and the Make Noise 0 Coast semi modular synthesizers mimicking the movement of wind chimes in a wind storm.

This is just an improv but the reak track is a lot better so check it out here:"

Exploring Modular Synths - Beginner's Mind

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Modular Landing


1. Exploring Modular Synths - Beginner's Mind - Episode 1 - Using a CV Keyboard
2. Exploring Modular Synths - Beginners Mind 2

Also see Exploring Modular Synths - Easy Patch Introduction Videos

G-Storm Electro RM&S Ring Mod + Sub-Octave Generator Eurorack Module Prototype

Published on Mar 29, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro (c)2018

Square waves and Pulse Width Modulation are among my favorite synth things. However, CMOS Ring Mod to me is like PWM on steroids. Today I am demonstrating my prototype module RM&S. It takes two square wave inputs and derives CMOS Ring Modulation based on the ARP Odyssey. Square wave Input 1 is used to generate -1 and -2 octave Sub-Oscillators. But this module has another trick up its sleeve. An additional output is provided which sums both Sub-1 and the Ring Modulation for a super-fat synth tone!

Input 1 - DNA Symbiotic Waves, square
Input 2 - Pittsburgh Synthesizer Box, square
Other modules: Tonus VCF, mxmxmx Temps Utile, Bastl Skis, Pittsburgh Toolbox (S/H)
Clock provided by Arturia Beatstep Pro"

Synthchaser #097 - Battery Eliminator for Oberheim OB-Xa, OB-8, DMX and DX

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Synth Chaser

"Introducing the Synthchaser battery eliminator for your Oberheim vintage synths and drum machines! Never have to change the battery again, or worry about it leaking and damaging your machine. In this video, I show how to install the battery eliminator in an OB-Xa to save presets without a battery installed in the synth!

These modules as well as other parts, service and synthesizers are available on my website."

ARP Pro Soloist Synthesizer SN 273006

via this auction

"Vintage ARP Pro Soloist synthesizer fully restored and in perfect working order. The keyboard was professionally restored last year by Retro Linear and is in like new playing and functioning condition. The key bushings have been replaced and play like new, with a quiet, smooth action. The sliders have been replaced with the best available LED sliders and function perfectly as new. All voices and all functions work correctly, and the touch sensor bar was replaced as well, allowing for the most expressive feature of this synthesizer to really shine. The wood sides were fitted with a new bracket and are strong and secure. With the excellent work done, this keyboard should be reliable and functional for years to come.

Cosmetically the ARP is in excellent condition, with flawless keys and clear, intact lettering throughout the synthesizer. The top has a few scratches and some minor paint missing as seen in the last two photos."

Moog Opus 3 Analog String Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Song Producer MIDI/Drum/Sync Trigger Interface with Software & Original Box

This one spotted and sent in via Joel Braverman, after seeing the recent ad scans from Retro Synth Ads. Note the Moog Song Producer requires a Commodore 64 to work. You can find previous posts featuring them here.

via this auction (only 30 minutes to go as of this post with a BIN of $419.55)


Manufacturer: Moog
Model Name: Song Producer
Model Number: E346A
MIDI/Drum/Sync Module with Cable
Songstepper/MIDI Command Software Diskette
Owners Manual
MIDI Command: Help Page Glossary
Songstepper Dictionary of Commands
Technical Service Information
Warranty Card
Quality Inspection / Packed by Note
Original box with foam insert
Condition: Excellent cosmetic condition with some signs of previous use (See photos for more detail)."

Cheeky Tweek 2 - Pads with the DSI Pro 2

Published on Mar 25, 2018 Shea D TV

"Using the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 to make Paraphonic Pads."

And one from a year ago:

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 - First Play SOUND DESIGN

Published on Jun 22, 2016 Shea D TV

"Messing around with the DSI Pro2 for the first time
Im no Keyboard Player so dont watch the Horrendous playing. This video is more about the Sound Design from Raw oscillators"

Synth Sounds of Tears for Fears "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" | Reverb Learn to Play

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Reverb

"Tears For Fears' classic 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' is featured on the soundtrack of pretty much any movie set in the 1980s (and even makes an appearance in The Hunger Games courtesy of a Lorde cover.) And for good reason: the synth-centric tune received extreme attention and accolades in vital outlets like MTV and Billboard when it hit the airwaves. Even though it's been over 30 years since its initial release, we had to get William Kurk in the studio to break it down, because everybody wants to...learn this synth part.

Read more on Reverb:

Get the Ableton Live Pack:
Get the Logic X Session:
Get the Pro Tools Session:

Browse Tears For Fears on Reverb LP:"

Fay Wray screams played back at various speeds

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Anthony Distefano

"Fay Wray screams played back in NI Absynth."

Roland AIRA TR-8S & Boutique TB-03 Techno Jam

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Calle Nilsson

AE Modular-Tangible Waves Patch#11

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular-Tangible Waves Patch#11"

Ampify Groovebox for iOS App Gets Seamless Novation Launchkey Connectivity

Groovebox | Play Beats & Melodies with Launchkey Keyboards from Ampify on Vimeo.

iTunes: Groovebox - Novation

"Ampify Groovebox for iOS helps anyone start creating music on an iphone or iPad. Easily build beats and musical ideas while on the go, resting on the beach,or even in bed. However, if you’re a musician you’ll son want to use a real keyboard to play the amazing synths or drum machines in a more meaningful way.

Now you can with our new seamless support for the award winning Launchkey keyboards from Novation. If you didn’t know already, we’re close buddies with Novation as a close partner brand. Now you can simply connect your keyboard and have full control of the Groovebox app using the Knobs, sliders and pads on Launchkey.

We’ve even extended the pads to allow scale modes on the pads while playing synths, and colour matched drumpads while playing beats.


Play Beats - Coloured Drumpads easily separate your kicks from snares

Play Melodies - Scale modes help you play in key

Tweak Synths - The knobs easily control the instrument shortcut controls

Perform - Pads Select tracks and mute channels

Sliders - Adjust channel volumes

Transport - Play/stop and scene up/down controls.

What Hardware is supported?

Launchkey Mini

Launchkey 25,49,61 (RGB only on Mk2 version)

App Links

Groovebox - Novation

Modular Workshop with Plaits, Atlantis, Fusion Dealy, Black Hole DSP, Varigate

Published on Mar 29, 2018 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"The Modular Workshop is a weekly series from the Analogue Zone Budapest showroom with our experienced modular electronic music performer & friend, Ramin Sayyah. The series was created in order to introduce either one particular module or a very special selection of module-combinations to make various kinds of music with them.

A new episode is coming on every week at Analogue Zone's Youtube channel. Ramin walks us through the building blocks of the patch and answering questions.

Tune in every week for the show and feel free to ask questions at the comment section - also let us know if you want to pay a visit to the showroom during the jam: we can accept a few guests too.

AnalogueZone ►"

1985 Moog Song Producer 12-page Introductory Guide

You'll find it, along with a write-up, on Retro Synth Ads.

KlirrFactory BitSEQ - Sequencer for VCV Rack (Overview)

Published on Mar 28, 2018 TheKlirrfaktor

"BitSEQ is a unique sequencer for VCV Rack with 12 quantized Outputs, 12 unquantized CV Outputs, 6 rotatable Quantizers and 26 Trigger or Gate Outputs.

BitSEQ is based on BitOSC and allows you to create melodies, chords and drum patterns at the same time with only a few controls and inputs.
BitSEQ for VCV Rack is available @"

0-coast ambient: data.ghost

Published on Mar 29, 2018 C Nich0lls

"Analogue synth performance featuring the Makenoise 0-Coast synthesizer. The core of this track is a single take performance, with a motif sequenced by the Malekko Varigate 8+.

data and the imperfect mirror

Patch and Recording Notes

On the surface this track might seem a little different, but the process and themes build on some earlier ideas. The central theme is an unedited, single take. Although the CV sequencing pitch remains unchanged throughout, the 2 gate streams firing the Contour and Slope generators take advantage of the Varigate 8+'s probability features. This leads to the underlying pattern or data, being constantly reshaped by the 'sampling' of the gate streams.

Additionally, there are 4 more CV outputs from a Malekko AD/LFO routed to Contour Dcy (via volt math), Overtn, Balnc, and Slope Time. These are free-running LFO's which creates a constantly shifting timbre. The amount of modulation to those destinations is increased through the recording.

The last part of the modulation is the routing of the random source (clocked by the sq wave) to the lin FM of the Oscillator. The amount of noise is adjusted throughout the performance.

The idea was to create a single pattern, whose overall audible shape and timbre constantly shifted throughout the piece. You catch glimpses of it and then it settles back into the murk.

Two additional passes were recorded and these used the exact same gate stream, but did not use the CV. They are a low 'kick' drum and higher pitched percussion. All 3 tracks were generated from the same gate source, but the probability and offsets obscure the pattern. I wanted a to create a rhythm that was persistent, but remained elusive.

The central theme is completely unedited. As a final mix I hand edited the level of each percussive track to either accent or reduce their interactions with the theme. No compression or EQ is used anywhere in the recording. I wanted to retain as much of the natural dynamics of the 0-Coast as possible (as they are amazing). The final mix is simply balanced by detailed adjustments to the levels of the percussion tracks.

The central theme was recorded through the Strymon BigSky running a custom 'Chorale' patch which went direct to the Strymon TimeLine running a custom LoFi patch. There is quite a lot of pre-delay on the reverb, so the wash becomes quite layered. The use of very short and very long notes is deliberate and creates shifting harmonies and pulses.

The 2 percussive tracks were recorded through a custom 'NonLinear' patch on Strymon 'BigSky'.

As usual, very little concern was shown to the notion of synching up all of the different timing elements! :-)

The interaction between a carefully planned patch and live performance is something I am finding very rewarding, both as a creator and a listener."

Synth Rorschach #51: Synth Station

via f*mass

"bÖsch soundcheck"

I Touch too Much! (Getting Handsy with the Moog DFAM)

Published on Mar 29, 2018 HardtekStudios

"In this video, I become part of the Moog DFAM by using my fingers on the other end of a patch cable to tweak the FM amount. Otherwise, the sequence is just a melodic percussion pattern. At the end, I show off how the sequencer at high speeds becomes a new sound source by running the sequence so fast it buzzes like a waveform!"

Electro Harmonix DRM15 - Vintage Rhythm Machine w/ Original Box

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. It will come with the original manual and box."

Korg SQ-10 Analog Sequencer SN 150385

via this auction

"Original Korg SQ-10 sequencer for sale serviced & in excellent working order. Condition is clean with signs of age.

In very good condition with scuffing and minor oxidation to the face. Some of the knobs are also scuffed but present well. The end cheeks are very clean with some minor dings. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.

100v Japanese model and will run fine on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use..."

MiniMoog Moog Voyager Electric Blue Analog Synth Limited Edition SN EB2630

via this auction

"One of the very final Voyagers to be made from the last ever run of 600. Comes with limited edition black face (no aluminium panel) and signed certification from Moog/Bob Moog. Immaculate condition.

# 70 of 600 according to the paperwork.

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS Prophet 5 Rev.3.3 SN 6374

via this auction

Oberheim OBX-A w/ DSX

via this auction


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