Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New FOLKTEK ARTS Matter II Euroack Module


Just pics for now. You can find tons of posts featuring the original Folktek Matter eurorack module here.

Roland Juno-106 Vintage Polyphonic Analogue Synthesiser SN 541575

via this auction

ARP Omni with LED Sliders

via this auction

"This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the west coast's leading ARP specialist - recapped, new key bushings, new purple LED sliders, clean, fully functional, calibrated, in tune and sounding great. This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars' "Moving In Stereo", and many other late 70's/early 80's albums. It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR, and a dedicated bass synthesizer section. Unlike the later ARP Omni 2, the ARP Omni 1's synth bass can be routed through the 4 Pole VCF to get fat synth basses. Video showing everything is working and an idea of some of the sounds you can make:

IK Multimedia UNO Synth 届いたので早速触ってみた!

Published on Jul 31, 2018 SHINGA Instant techno

Improv #8

Published on Jul 31, 2018 R. Reger

"Improvised piece for bowed singing bowls, Vietnamese gong, VCS3, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Mellotron M4000 Mini."

Kraftwerk Radioland Morse Patch Demo

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Paul Schilling

"A modular patch I put together to emulate the morse sounds on Kraftwerk's piece Radioland from their Radio Activity album. Sequencer set to random, audio rate FM, and and the mod wheel controls several parameters simultaneously"

Rare CLEF B30 Vintage British Analog Synthesiser

via this auction

"This was a synth advertised in electronics magazines around 1982 either in kit form or for purchase as a complete unit.

It features

2 1/2 octave keyboard
2 oscillators
2 sub octaves

See the CLEF label for previous posts including videos.

Rare White Korg 707 Synth

via this auction

"An ultra rare WHITE!! Korg 707 Digital Performing Synthesizer in very nice condition.

The Korg 707 is a pressure and velocity sensitive 49 key (8 voice, 8 channel multitimbral) dual oscillator synthesizer, featuring saw and square waveforms, dedicated pitch, amplitude, and timbre (FM) envelopes, LFO (triangle, saw, square, S/H waveforms), portamento, digital delay, and MIDI. The 100 user editable presets can be saved via MIDI SysEx or memory card. Strap pegs and optional batteries (6 C) allow the 707 to be worn like a guitar."

Baldwin DS-50 Discoverer Portable Organ / Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Oberheim Xpander

via this auction

"Wonderfully versatile
you can split the 6 voices into any combination such as 6 mono synths, 6 sequentially triggered synths,
a 3 note poly and a duophonic and a monophonic....the list goes on. Huge pads, gnarly monosynths,wild SFX,
funky early 80s sounds, all you could wish for.
Multiple outputs, multiple CV GATE ins.
It was designed as a modular without the bother of wires."

X1L3 - Shards and Wreckage - power electronix on eurorack

Published on Jul 31, 2018 X1L3

"In the zone for the sake of something to do.

Shards and wreckage available at:

Shard one = braids at the audio input - split into clouds and a resonant filter, both into mixer.
Shard two = into resonanat filter into mixer.
Wreckage = raw into mixer.

CV generated by 1x grids into 3x ADSR and 3 soundmachines LP1 lightplanes..."

Decaying reverb

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Gecho Loopsynth

"One of the new functions added in the recent firmware update is something I call (for lack of a better name) 'Decaying reverb'.

It does not use filtering, but additional buffer - similar to echo delay line. This buffer's size slowly increases over time, by one sample every 250ms. This results in the resonance perceivably tuned up to a certain frequency (or note), which changes very slowly.

There is also a more interactive mode, which allows for tuning it using sensors and starting/stopping the ramp in both up or down directions."

Patterning 2 - Tonight We Dub

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Electronisounds Audio

"Patterning 2 - Tonight We Dub"

LIVE JAM with 3 iPads!
2 iPad AIR 2's are both running Patterning 2.
One is doing the drums, the other is doing the bass, chord stabs and some extra percussion.
The iPad MINI 2 in the middle is running Ampify Launchpad app and supplying the pads, guitar riffs and vocal samples!

iTunes: Patterning 2 - Olympia Noise Co.

CUCKOO's first OP-Z live set (Berlin 2018)

Published on Jul 31, 2018 cuckoomusic

"Teenage Engineering is coming out with the OP-Z really soon!! I've been part of the beta testing phase this year. In this gig in Berlin, I'm using a generation 2 beta unit or something.. Gen 3? So if you think I'm struggling with the keys when playing, to my defence the beta units have been pretty stiff in the buttons. This has been addressed, and now, a few generations later, I've been told that it's much much nicer to play on. Can't wait to get the final unit in my hands!!!"

It's the sun now (Analog Four, Analog Rytm)

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Erwin Dorleijn

"Groove featuring Elektron's Analog Four and Analog Rytm machines."

Let me out of here

Published on May 21, 2018 Audio Illustrator

This is last of three Pink Floyd style compositions by James Newman.

1) Another Floydian slip
2) Broken
3) Let me out of here (this post)

"Audio illustrator James Newman and the James Newman Cinematic orchestra are pleased to present, "Let me out of here".

This is a musical journey of the the struggle between soul, mind, and body. I wanted to create the mood of being trapped within oneself and the desire to be released.

The percussive 'knocking' sound represents knocking or pounding, wanting to get out of where you are and hoping someone will hear you to let you out.

This is based from the Biblical text, Romans 7:14-25.

14For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. 15For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. 16But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. 17So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. "21I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. 22For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin."

James Newman 's music can be purchased at:

Purchase "Let me out of here" here:"

You can find previous posts featuring James Newman aka Audio Illustrator on MATRIXSYNTH here.

Preview: Prophet X Polysynth - Samples Plus Synthesis

Published on Jul 31, 2018 sonicstate

"We've been sent the new Prophet X from Sequential/ Dave Smith Instruments. Its a combination of REV 2 style polysynth combined with a large multi-sampled library from 8DIO stored on a 256GB internal SSD. This is a preview, we will be working on the full review over the next week or two."

Synth Lines - Taylor Swift - "Dancing With Our Hands Tied"

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Brilliant song. Possibly the best on the album. Great synth part. Synth on the album is a Prophet, not an Obi. Taylor phoned Dave to ask for a Prophet for the album/upcoming tours, but wanted white. Of course, the Prophet isn't white - but if Taylor wants a white one for the tour, Taylor gets a white one for the tour!

So - if you see her on tour sitting at a white synth, it's a custom DSI Prophet.

On this recording I dropped in the basic drum parts. What you're hearing here is just an old Boss thing that was at hand. Drums on the original are Tempest. The album is pretty much all Tempest & Vermona when it comes to percussion.

Studio version is sequenced rather than played - but it's good fun to play the parts also. Filter sweeps etc can't be performed when the hands are busy playing - but again, it's good practice to be able to play sequencer parts in the off-chance the sequencer kicks the bucket mid-gig!

The difficult part in playing along with a drum machine is every single note has to be exactly on the beat. Pianists - if you think your timing is good - import a recording and line it up with a sequencer. The first time you do it will be an eye-opener!

Many musicians aim to play the most difficult music - which is commendable, of course. But in most studio situations, what is required is someone who can simply play in time. Guitarists in particular are notoriously bad for this - they'll shred Vai all day, but can't strum a G to a D perfectly in time with a metronome :)

Harmonically the included is quite jazzy - chords are minor 9ths, minor add 9's, and add 9's. Also - the single F otave at the chorus isn't always played as only n octave on the original. Depending on which chorus, the upper Eb of the Cm9 is moved to the F, hence it may sound thicker in certain places on the original.


Additional Details on MONTAGE V2.5

See the update in this post.

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & Neunaber Immerse

Published on Jul 31, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

wellenvorm concert pics

You might remember wellenvorm from the Petrified Forest Tour.

Here are some pics of his concert in the colossal Monument to the Battle of the Nations - Germany Leipzig. Another stunning set.

You can find full size versions on wellenvorm's website here.

You can find previous posts, including videos, featuring wellenvorm here on MATRIXSYNTH.

Vintage Roland System 100M Modules

via these auctions

150 Ring Mod SN 061722
112 Dual VCO SN 081868
140 Dual EG SN 072285
121 Dual VCF SN 071720
130 Dual VCA SN 071693

These match this previous listing with the case.

Roland Vocoder VP-330 Analog Synthesizer SN 830232

via this auction

"Roland VP-330 Analog Synthesizer in excellent condition.

There is hardly any wear or markings throughout and very clean for its age.

All functions are 100% having just had a full diagnostics run. Missing one slider cap."

Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS SN 0216

via this auction

"This is Serial # 2400-216, so an early one that is is great shape, with an almost perfect top panel (2 small paint flecks gone on the front) There are multiple scuffs on the bottom (see pics) and paint bump and grinds on the rear bottom corner. The Top left Balance Knob has a few chip flaws. How did that happen? Small flaws on front and right corners. This is an wonderful piece, with amazing flavor."

Moog Grandmother Moogfest Edition Semi-Modular Synth w/ Original Box SN 405

via this auction

"This is one of the first 500 'moogfest editions' and has the badge on the side. The serial number is #405. The synth can be picked up locally in Bethlehem, PA."

Ensoniq Fizmo Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Fizmo is a 48-voice synthesizer which uses 2nd-generation Transwave technology to create very organic sounds unlike any other synth available. Every programming function has its own dedicated knob or button, and there is a limited but useful 4-character LCD display. The Fizmo features an Arpeggiator and 24-bit VLSI effects with 41 algorithms, including a Vocoder and the ability to process incoming audio through the Vocoder and effects.

Transwave synthesis uses wavetables of sound data with layered variations in harmonic structures such that their timbres progress naturally from one end to the other. This allows for sounds to modulate over time, or by velocity, wheel, pressure, or any number of other options.

There are 2 oscillators available for each of the 4 presets allowing for 8 unique oscillators at the same time, not to mention individual LFO and Noise generators for each Osc. Another wonderful feature is the ability to stack up to four individual presets together into one sound and map them across the keyboard. This synth is very capable of some very complex sounds.

The built-in Arpeggiator has 118 presets which can be easily edited to your liking, and 26 real-time control/editing knobs make mutating your sound a pleasure. All controls may be recorded in real-time to an external sequencer."

Access Virus TI2 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Virus Ti2 has a 61 note keyboard and 3,000 sounds. It features a very robust synth which allows you to adjust/wrap any parameter. The best feature is the extensive set of controls for the arpeggiator, which allows you to create absolutely wild sounds and easily control all parameters. It is a well built keyboard, made in Germany, and you can literally spend hours playing and reviewing the sounds."

Quasar M.A.S.S By Quasimidi 19" Rack Mounted Synth

via this auction

APPARATUM - the installation inspired by the Polish Radio Experimental Studio

APPARATUM - the installation inspired by the Polish Radio Experimental Studio from ◥ panGenerator on Vimeo.



Analog sound generators, based on magnetic tape and optical components controlled via graphic score composed with digital interface.

Moonshot - Letterpress Synthesizer

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Billy Muschinske

"This letterpresses synthesizer was built using the Bare Conductive touch board and conductive paint."

Guessing the top section with patch points is just for show. :) This is just a touch capacitive keyboard controller. Looks cool though!

via Bare Conductive

"The Touch Board makes your projects interactive.

One tool, a million possibilities! Create sensors with the Touch Board’s 12 electrodes and trigger sounds through its MP3 player. Make a MIDI piano, an interactive wall, a proximity sensor — you decide. Use our cross‐platform installer to add loads of code examples to the Arduino IDE.

Not sure where to get started? Take a look at our Touch Board Starter Kit. It comes with all the materials and ideas you need to get making today!

Works with:
Protoshields, crocodile clips, copper tape, solder and e‐textiles. Use with Electric Paint to design your own sensors.

LEVEL: Beginner to Expert Engineer"

IK Multimedia UNO Synth Review

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Ask.Audio

"Sporting two analog oscillators, a noise generator, analog multimode filter, digital envelopes, LFO, a sequencer, arpeggiator, delay, capacitance keyboard and user presets you might be surprised to learn the IK UNO synth is just $199!

But how well does it perform and sound? Find out here!"

(arches) small arpeggiator improv & noisy modulations

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Davide Mancini

(arches) noisy modulations

Published on Jul 31, 2018Davide Mancini

(arches) plays the modulör114 (filter fm and reverb)

R-MONO Lab “Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer” S³-6R (EsCube-6R)

ラズベリーパイ・シンセサイザーS³-6R Ver.4(エスキューブ6R)Sound Preview

Published on Jul 31, 2018 R-MONO Lab

“Innovative Raspberry Pi Synthesizer” S³-6R (EsCube-6R)
English Page :

The S³-6R is originally developed by The Synth-Sennin (Hermit Wizard of Synthesizer) who was once a sound engineer of the Company “R”. It is innovative digital synthesizer which is clearly different from conventional any other analog modeling synthesizer.

Individual synthesis based on originally developed phase control and modulation method (αα-Phase Modulation). Driving in High-Resolution (24bit/96kHz) and 6-voice polyphony. Also the alias noise is very low even when extreme modulation is applied. RaspberryPi is used as the platform.

Version 4 Additional Functions
•Oscillator 1 waveforms “BiPhase Oscillators“
•Oscillator 1 waveforms “VS-Super Oscillators“
•Oscillator 2 waveform “LSq-Triangle“
•Filter Shape Mutator-X

Building a Eurorack Synthesiser for Kids

Published on Jul 31, 2018 DivKidVideo

"I recently worked alongside Mylar Melodies showcasing and exhibiting modular synths (specifically Eurorack) to children (and some adults / parents) in the Science Tent at Deer Shed festival. Deer Shed is a family friendly festival with a large number of kids and parents and the Science Tent gives them a chance to come and try soldering, make slime, chemistry workshops, build raspberry pi units and come and make music and play on euro rack synthesisers or try out making music on a Ableton with guys from a local Ableton group.

For the event I tried to put together the best Eurorack synthesiser that I could that was a mean little groove box of beats, melodies, bass, FX and some more out there fun stuff. So here's what I used, how I patched it and how it went.

More information including pics, modular grid layouts, patches and more -"

UNO Synth FULL Engine ACCESS with MIDI Editor on iPad │ haQ attaQ 293

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Jakob Haq

"Get full access to the IKM UNO Synth synthesizer engine by using an iPad! IKM states that a UNO synth editor will be available for PC and Mac, however no word about an iOS version ... so I made a MIDI editor myself using MIDI Designer PRO 2. This way hidden features in UNO can now be accessed like a SWING setting for the Sequencer, LFO modulation for Oscillator 1 & 2. There's even full ADSR envelopes available for both the Amp and Filter etc. I'm going through the whole thing in this video!

- IMPORTANT: Template was made for iPad and will not display properly when loaded on iPhone! -"

2018 Moog Circuit Bending Challenge Finals

MoogFest 2018 Circuit Bending FINALS 1080p Published on Jul 31, 2018 Mike Sisk

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer - Music Demo Three

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Polyend

"Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer music demo. All sounds besides the drums are made and recorded straight from Medusa's master audio output.
No wavetables were harmed during the shot of this video.

Made exclusively for (yo Gaz & Nick!).
The video, sound design and audio composition by Piotr Raczyński.
Recorded 11.07.2018 in Polyend HQ."

Modal Electronics SKULPT synthesiser Patch Demos

Published on Jul 31, 2018 Modal Electronics

Monday, July 30, 2018

Yamaha Introduces MONTAGE V2.5

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Yamaha Corporation

"MONTAGE OS v2.5 adds new sound, control and workflow enhancements to the MONTAGE music synthesizer."

Update: and the official press release:

"Yamaha MONTAGE OS v2.5 Adds New Sounds, Enhanced Control, DAW Remote Function to Flagship Synthesizer

BUENA PARK, Calif. (July 31, 2018) — Yamaha today released MONTAGE OS version 2.5, the fifth free firmware update to its flagship synthesizer line. The update further expands the MONTAGE sound, control and workflow features with the biggest enhancement being the new DAW Remote functionality.

MONTAGE OS v2.5 now includes all the original MOTIF XF Performances, bringing the total number of MONTAGE preset Performances to 2,655. Each of the MOTIF XF Performances has been updated for MONTAGE with new Super Knob programming and Audition demos for more creative possibilities. From the beginning, MONTAGE contained all of the MOTIF XF Voice content. This update gives MONTAGE all of the same sound content that’s in MOTIF XF, along with the all-new, multi-gigabyte sized MONTAGE AWM2 and FM-X content.

Mixtape Alpha and Moldover Four Track [Episode 80]

Published on Jul 30, 2018 CatSynth TV

"For our 80th episode, we demo the Mixtape Alpha and Moldover Four Track, two tiny cassette-shaped synthesizers.

'The Mixtape Alpha has a stylophone style input for continuous tone generation, and six buttons for discrete notes. With four voices, four effects, and five-note polyphony there is quite a range of expression. You can even loop a pattern and play a second part on top. But, the best part is, you can record the songs you make, and trade mixtapes with your friends! And it comes in its own cassette case, with instructions.'

Musician, artist, and inventor MOLDOVER presents a new original album packaged in a playable circuit board instrument! [video below]

For more synthesizer demos, please subscribe to this channel and visit"

Moldover's Kickstarter: Waaaaay more than an album - FOUR TRACK

Published on Nov 10, 2013 Moldover Musical-AntiHero

"Musician, artist, and inventor MOLDOVER presents a new original album packaged in a playable circuit board instrument!"

Percussa SSP Update 30072018 [VST Support + QuadVCA VST Plugin + BitCrusher + Module Picker]

via the Percussa Super Signal Processor kickstarter

"We have a new software update for the SSP, featuring the following:

VST2 / VST3 Support (new VST module)
SDK Delivery (kickstarter goals)
QuadVCA VST Plugin
BitCrusher (kickstarter stretch goal)
Module Picker

Read the full update [here]

In short, the SSP's software now has VST hosting capability which is a pretty big deal: it's now possible to host VST plugins in an eurorack module, the Percussa SSP. The modules can function in the SSP's patcher grid, and you can use them (through the input and output jacks of the SSP) with your other favourite modules in your rack!

Besides that we also delivered the SSP SDK - it basically consists of a VST plugin example written in JUCE, a Quad VCA, which was also requested by SSP users in our forum. Full details in the above updates. If you are a developer you definately want to read up on this. The code is already on github ready to check out and modify.

The Quad VCA is included in the software update ready to use, and we even made a preset with this new module. So you don't have to be a developer to use it.

Finally we also have a new BitCrusher module, and a new module picker, which allows you to easily pick modules from our continuously expanding catalog.

We hope you enjoy this update and look forward to the next one! Thanks again for your support.
Bert & Celine"

Sequential Circuits Pro One Keyboard Synthesizer SN 2233

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Pro One monophonic analog synthesizer. It has been fully dissasembled, the key contacts, busbar, switches and controls have been cleaned. The power supply has been recapped with nichicon high temp capacitors, and some mismatched hardware has been replaced. It is dated 1981 low serial number with true key contacts. All ins and outs have been tested and are deemed to be working. There are blemishes on some keys and the wood sides, but overall considering the age, it is in very good shape."

Alesis Andromeda A6 Analog Synth w/ CV Inputs

via this auction

"The A6 has analog CV inputs to the oscillators and filters, allowing you to connect some of your precious vintage controllers to the A6.

The Andromeda A6 is a true analog synthesizer using two analog oscillators per voice, sub-oscillators, hard and soft sync and more! It features 16-voice polyphony. With the Andromeda, you'll find a huge range of tonal possibilities: searing leads, warm pads, fat bass lines, extreme sound effects and more. And of course there are plenty of knobs (72) and buttons (144), even an assignable ribbon controller for addictive hands-on real-time control! The large high-resolution LCD display is excellent and shows you actual rather than relative values of parameters. Andromeda will integrate seamlessly into any studio with its total MIDI control and sync, individual voice outputs, stereo outputs and several audio inputs.

Andromeda is completely analog - no emulation! It features two analog filters per voice that sound great! They are a multimode 2-pole and a 4-pole lowpass. External audio can be routed through these filters too (three 1/4" jacks)! As for modulation, Andromeda has three LFOs, each with six waveforms and they can be synced to MIDI clock. And there are three 7-stage envelopes with very creative and flexible functions. Also onboard is an extensive mod matrix for enormous freedom in configuring Andromeda's sounds!"

Yamaha VL1 Version 2 Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer W/ Bc2 Breath Controller SN KHO1426

via this auction

Waldorf XT w/ Custom Knobs

via this auction

Kit Review #26 - Robaux SWT 16

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

"In depth review of the Robaux SWT16 module kit for Eurorack. An MPC like drum sequencer for modular synths!"

Waldorf Streichfett - Original Blade Runner theme (ish)

Published on Jul 30, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"I haven't heard the theme in a while and obviously don't know it by heart but I felt this was similar and wanted to share, also demonstrating the rich sound of the Waldorf Streichfett which is all you hear (simply triggered via the Virus synth)"

JBS Haldane Lecture: Trevor Pinch - The Moog Synthesiser as a Technological and Sound Object

Published on Jul 2, 2018 STSUCL

"For the 2018 JBS Haldane Lecture, The Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL is proud to present Prof. Trevor Pinch (Cornell) discussing The Moog Synthesiser as a Technological and Sound Object.

Sound Studies is a newly emergent interdisciplinary field which studies the material production, transmission, storage, and consumption of music, sound, noise, and silence and how these have changed throughout history and within different societies. In this lecture Trevor examines how a new electronic soundscape came into being with a new instrument, the Moog Electronic Music Synthesizer. He tells the story of this invention in upstate New York in 1964-9 and places it within the context of wider developments in electronic music and the counter-cultural sixties. His approach uses work in Science and Technology Studies to better understand the history of musical instruments as sounding objects, documenting how certain sounds stabilized as part of a new electronic soundscape and how other sounds failed to do so.

Professor Trevor Pinch's main research centres on three areas: the sociology of technology and how users engage with technology, sound studies and music and in particular the development of musical instruments and sound objects, markets and the economy with specific attention to the study of selling and persuasion."

Mike McGrath of Muff Wiggler Giving Buchla Music Easel Away to Save Two Lives

via @muffwiggler

"Please help me save two lives. Time is running out. Please repost everywhere. Thank you."

And an update via Mike McGrath:

"Update: thank you everyone for your kind words, love and support. We now have a candidate in Toronto being assessed and a backup in Ottawa ready to go if the current candidate doesn’t meet the bill. Things are looking up. I cannot thank you enough. ❤️❤️❤️"

Reach out to Mike if you want to be on the list in case the two candidates do not work out for whatever reason. I'd be happy to relay to Mike if you are not on Twitter or Facebook.

Casio HZ-600 Demo

NEW Published on Jul 30, 2018 AreggerOrchestra

This Is Not Rocket Science - Edgecutter (TINRS)

Published on Jul 30, 2018 DivKidVideo

"TIMING INDEX BELOW! Just like Wobbler does for LFOs the Edgecutter from This Is Not Rocket Science takes something simple (an ADSR envelope) and pushes it beyond the norm in controls and functions. We've got trigger or gate outs for each of the phases/stages, gate, retrigger, one linear out, one curvature controlled output, CV over each stage, 3 modes (one shot, gated and gated looping) and a unique envelope ratchet at the start or end of the envelope (if you want it). Very nicely done I reckon! :)

Wobbler video - [posted here]
Tuesday video - [posted here]


00:00 Hello & patch previews

00:56 Features and functions

02:41 Envelope controls - gates, shape outputs, unique curvature and ratchet functions

05:51 Looking at the 3 different modes - triggered / one shot, gated, gated looping. Also further exploration of shape and ratchet stages.

09:30 Stage / Phase outputs to control other elements of a patch. Mixing the two outs to control wavetables and VCAs and using the stage outputs to trigger external sounds.

12:40 Quick patch to show how varied the envelope is under modulation.

13:42 Velocity input - looking at the velocity input and other ways to added expression and dynamics to the envelope."

Quick Trip Hop groove in AUM

Published on Jul 30, 2018 iPadLoops

"Running several instances of Rosetta Bassline to drive chords and melody on Sunrizer as an AU. Using XOX to play a groove on BS-16i Jazz Drum kit."

From Scratch

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Martin Peters

"It has been quiet warm here in the Netherlands for the last few weeks. So the room on the first floor under the sloping roof where my synths are located, is not a pleasant place to be: to warm. But last weekend it was somewhat cooler so I thought let's do a challenge.

So, no preparations. The Cirklon has a blank song, no sequences are pre-programmed. An let's see if I can make an acceptable song within reasonable time. I will let you be the judge if I succeeded in that.

The first sequence is on the Rob Hordijk's OSC HRM combined with a Krisp1 TZ VCO running through VCF/VCA/EG's. The second sequence is on the Tom Oberheim SEM. The third sequence (bass) is all except for the MOSLAB 904-A LPF. The fourth sequence is on the DSI Mopho. The strings are from the E-MU Vintage Keys and the Roland JD800.

Sorry for the camera position which could be turned more to the left but I noticed that afterwards. So you cannot see my right hand playing the Roland JD800.

Hope you enjoy it."

Roland Super JD-990 Synth Module SN ZF03790

via this auction

Rack version of the JD-800

Polyphony - 24 voices
Oscillators - 6MB of ROM waveform data (expandable to 16MB), 4 osc. per patch
Memory - 3 banks x 64 patches (expandable), 3 drum kits with 61 sounds
LFO - 2 per patch
Filter - TVF: Lowpass/bandpass/highpass-filters with resonance and envelopes
VCA - TVA envelopes and pitch envelopes
Effects - Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Distortion, Chorus, EQ
Keyboard - None
Arpeg/Seq - None
Control - MIDI (6-part + rhythm part multitimbral)
Date Produced - 1993

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Ensoniq SD-1 Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Year Released: 1990
MSRP in 1990: $2695
Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch
Polyphony: 32 notes
Multitimbral: 24 parts
Preset Patches: 60
User Patches: 60
Preset Performances: 20
User Performances: 20
ROM: 3.5 MB (168 waveforms at 16-bit resolution)
Effects: dual 24-bit effects processor with reverb, chorus, flange, phaser, delay, distortion, rotary speaker, compressor, wah
Dimensions: 103 cm x 34 cm x 10 cm
Weight: 29 lbs.
Sequencer Memory: 25,000 Notes (Expandable to 75,000 Notes), 60 Patterns, 20 Songs
Latest OS Version: 4.10
Latest OS Version For SD-1/32: 4.10/4.10

Critter & Guitari - Organelle - Midiverse - TV - MVM #119

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out the Organelle from Critter & Guitari. Let's have a look.."

Analog Modal Synthesis On Eurorack Modular

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This second part of our series on physical modeling synthesis with eurorack modular synthesizers covers modal synthesis. Modal synthesis utilizes many resonant bandpass filters as a resonator which can then be excited by many different types of impulses or sounds. Since most modal synthesis models use dozens or hundreds of bandpass filters digital implementations are more practical, but we put this together with analog bandpass filters to see how it would work.

The quad filters we used were the Qu-Bit Tone:

A more practical modal module Elements:"

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BoBeats on Selling His Synths

Sold my synths — here is why Published on Jul 30, 2018 BoBeats

"Why did I sell some synths? And why is it important not getting too attached to your stuff? Guest appearance from Woody Piano Shack.

☀Become a Patron:"

A History of Polyphony: Part 16- Conclusion

Part 16, the conclusion has been added here.

More Info on That DIY 18-channel Analog Stereo Vocoder and Formant System

See the update in this post.

Korg 800DV MaxiKorg retrigger

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Rob Walker

"Korg 800DV - retrigger and bend switches, filter sweeps and stereo movement between the voices"

Novation Peak Editor from Isotonik Studios in the Works

Just a screen shot for now. Click on it for the full size pic.


Symbiotic - Jim Drones - Novation Circuit Pack - Demo One from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

via Isotonik Studios:

"Jim has been one of our most prolific sound desgners for the Novation Circuit. He loves it so much that even after pursuing other synths having sold his original Circuit he dove straight back in and bought a new one to complete this pack.

Unlike Jim's previous packs which focused purely on the sound design of the patches, this new pack comes loaded with Samples and Sessions for you to plug in and play to your hearts content.

The Symbiotic pack for Novation Circuit features 64 patches, 64 samples, and 32 sessions for the wide spectrum of electronic music genres.

These carefully-crafted Circuit elements have been designed with producers of Ambient, Techno, House, Psytrance, Breaks, Electro, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, and Downtempo in mind. From classic synthesizer sounds to the evolving esoteric, Symbiotic breathes new life and options for user creativity into Circuit.

This new batch of 64 patches allows for improved mixing possibilities by providing multi-mode filter versions that can act as a form of quick equalization without as much need to return to editors while creating patterns and sessions. The upper patch section of 32 is mirrored by the lower section of 32, meaning that if a patch doesn’t quite fit in your mix at first, the matching patch in the opposite section offers a contrasting filter type. This means more precise isolation of frequencies, as well as variance of harmonic qualities and richness within your own patterns and session creations.

Consistent Macros

All patches contained in the pack adhere to consistency between their macro assignments.

Macro 1 – Filter Cutoff
Macro 2 – Filter Resonance
Macro 3 – Envelope 1 Attack
Macro 4 – Envelope 1 Decay
Macro 5 – Envelope 1 Sustain
Macro 6 – Envelope 1 Release
Macro 7 – Chorus, Phaser, or Random
Macro 8 – Filter Drive & Distortion

Creative Layering

Symbiotic also offers a multi-mode filter concept to sound design within Circuit. Along with panning and macro adjustments, it can provide a new technique for adding depth to your synths parts. Using corresponding patches from both the upper and lower synth sections on Circuit’s synth parts together allows for combined synth part layers consisting of four oscillators, four LFO’s, six envelopes, and so on.

Samples for All Bass Music Types

Also included in the Symbiotic pack is an assortment of 64 high-quality samples, taken from various analogue and digital drum machines and synthesizers. Each section is organized in batches of 16, for easy navigation.

Sample set includes:

16 Kick Drums
16 Snares & Hits
16 Hi Hats & Cymbals
16 Sound FX & Synth One Shots"

SunVox 1.9.4 Update

iTunes: SunVox - Alexander Zolotov

What's New
Version History
Jul 29, 2018 Version 1.9.4
* user files are now available through the Files app;
* partial USB/Bluetooth keyboard support (no key release, no Home/End, no F1/F2/...);
* improved iPhone X display support;
* sound engine optimization;
* indicating the modules whose controllers are tied to the MIDI;
* additional slider for scrolling the controllers when there is not enough space on the screen;
* spectrogram has been added to the to the spectrum analyzer;
* detailed settings of the spectrum analyzer are now available through the main menu -> Preferences -> Modules;
* Amplifier: new controller "Gain" for high amplification (x100, x1000 and higher);

Making house music with Joyce Muniz | Native Instruments

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Native Instruments

"Watch as DJ and producer Joyce Muniz creates a track from scratch using the Expansion Timeless Glow, providing a step-by-step breakdown of her workflow. Filmed at Native Instruments, Joyce Muniz shows how she sets up her sounds, creates structures, and incorporates the vocals of production partner Demetr1us into her music."

Distortion Heaven?! Native Instruments CRUSH Pack Review | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jul 30, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Native Instruments CRUSH PACK features three plugins that summarise the import topics of distorted sounds: bit-crusher, distortion & frequency shifting. Here is my review and sound demo of these three plugins!

More info here:

►Become a Patreon:"

(1 PCS) Highly Liquid UMR2 Universal Midi Retrofit Board for Matrix Keyboards

via this auction

"The UMR2 can be used to add MIDI input and output functionality to a wide range of non-velocitysensitive keyboards.

These keyboards include the Casio SK-1, Casio SK-5, Casio SK-8, Roland Juno 6, Korg Polysix, Korg Poly-61, Yamaha CS-01, Yamaha VSS-30, Yamaha VSS-100, Yamaha VSS-200 ...

Matte black PCB, gold finish and high quality components."

Elektron Analog Rytm MKI 8 Voice Drum Computer SN B14261075-77

via this auction

"In excellent shape. It does show a little wear from use, a few small minor scruffs here and there, but overall it's very clean. Includes original box along with power supply. OS 1.30c"

Elektron Analog Four Voice Analog Synthesizer MKI SN A13010948

via this auction

"It does show a wear from use, a few small minor scruffs here and there, but overall it's clean and working perfectly. Includes original box along with power supply and manual. OS 1.35"

Elektron Octatrack DPS-1Dynamic Performance Sampler MKI SN B11010364-65

via this auction

"In excellent shape. It does show a little wear from use, a few small minor scruffs here and there, but overall it's very clean. Includes original box along with power supply. OS 1.30c"

Kawai ( Teisco ) S-100P Vintage Analogue Synth

via this auction

"Sounds superb. Very expressive synth, brilliant aftertouch which can be routed to various parameters. It's basic sounds are preset but there's plently scope for manipulation. These are very similar to the ARP pro soloist and were basically built under license from ARP by Kawai/Teisco.

These do sound fabulous. Built in flanger and lush spring reverb too.

This synth can sound wonky from time to time but that's part of its charm."

"Japan" with Roland SE-02 and TR-08

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Machiwoomiapoo

"I've been pretty busy lately. Here's a little tune I made for Japan. I love visiting this country. And I always feel like I belong here. This video shows some of our trip with students, friends, and family. I used the TR-08 for the drum beat and triggered the SE-02 to play the patterns I created. Then I played the SE-02 over the top for the lead. I'm using my old Tascam DP-004 to record my tunes. I'm glad I still remember how to use it. Please Subscribe, Share, and Leave Feeedback. I love hearing from all of you. Please stay in touch. Take care, Sam."

The Basics of VCV Rack - Introduction

Published on Jul 30, 2018 Omri Cohen

"This is the first episode of a new series all about the basics of VCV Rack. In this video, I start with how to download and install VCV Rack, how to download and install 3rd party plugins, and I go through some of the features of VCV Rack and the Core Modules that come with it. *correction about uninstalling plugins from the plugin manager. Clicking the remove plugin button will not remove it from the plugins menu, You'll have to delete it from the plugin folder.*

00:43 - What is VCV Rack 02:29 - How to install VCV Rack 03:37 - VCV Rack Features 06:19 - The Core Modules 07:52 - The Plugin Manager"

Moog Grandmother (3 oscillators + Noise)

Published on Jul 30, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"A demonstration with the Grandmother patched for 4 sources - Oscillators 1 & 2, the LFO as an oscillator and Noise.

To turn the LFO into an oscillator, patch: KB OUT to RATE IN and WAVE OUT to an input on the mixer (In this case - OSC 2 IN)

To get both oscillators to share an input on the mixer: Both WAVE OUTS to inputs on the MULT and then use one of the available patch points on the MULT to OSC 1 In on the mixer.

Essentially the Grandmother sort of becomes a Minimoog!"

Unlocking Grandmother's Secrets: Review, ideas and tips for Moog's latest semi modular synth

Published on Jul 30, 2018 loopop

1:10 What gives Grandmother her character
1:30 The Spring Reverb
2:30 The Mixer
3:20 Patch layout
4:20 User interface
4:50 Hard sync
5:25 Modulation
7:25 3rd oscillator
8:45 Playing chords
9:20 Short demo of the different waveforms
10:40 The low pass filter
12:40 The main envelope
13:30 A 2nd envelope
14:15 The arpeggiator and sequencer
15:45 Glide modes
16:20 Patch ideas
17:30 The utilities module
20:25 Generating feedback
20:50 More patching ideas
22:30 Playing paraphonically
25:00 Pros & cons

Grandmother is the latest semi-modular analog synth from Moog. There have been increasingly more and more semi modular synths released in recent years and the demand for rewiring synths and interfacing them with other modular gear grows.

In this clip I explore what's special about Moog's Grandmother, and it turns out there's quite a lot there, especially if you look beneath the surface. For example, while the front panel seems to show only two oscillators and one envelope, in reality, Grandmother has three fully functioning volt/octave oscillators (four if you count the self resonating filter), two and even three envelopes, and is capable of being played paraphonically.

All of these and plenty more patching ideas, tips and tricks are explored in this clip

NOTE: Occasionally I’ll try out affiliate marketing and include affiliate links. This means that I may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links. The content of this clip is entirely my opinion, and was not paid for or dictated in any what by the company creating the gear. Without addressing the particulars of products shown here as they might be under NDA, gear shown on this channel may be either sent by the manufacturer, on loan for review or bought at a discount.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Touch the Gear [Episode 79]

Published on Jul 29, 2018 CatSynth TV

"Scenes from the Touch the Gear event at the 17th Outsound New Music Summit.

'Touch the Gear is a hands-on, family-friendly exposition open to the public. During the evening attendees get to roam among inventors and musicians while experiencing sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations of 'gear'--everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. All attendees get to ask questions, make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology while inspiring creativity. '

This years exhibitors included:
• L.J. Altvater - tape-loop/effects-pedals
• Hugh Behm-Steinberg - CD turntable and effects
• Amanda Chaudhary - analog modular synthesizer, theremin
• Andrew of Chopstick - Pro One, modular and homemade synthesizers
• Tom Djll - small electronic devices including mixers, filters, effects, pickups, etc.
• R Duck - synthesizer
• Tom Duff - surprises
• Tammy Duplantis - game boys
• Bart Hopkin - invented instruments
• Jeff Klukowski (Alphastare)- modular synthesizers etc.
• David Leikam - Moog Rogue analog synthesizer
• Dania Luck - laptop with midi-controller running super-collider
• Collette McCaslin - percussion, small instruments
• Andy Puls - homemade synthesizer
• Jess Rowland - cell phones and controller
• Gabby Wen - electronics
• Peter Whitehead - invented instruments
• Darwin Arts (Wayne Jackson) - genetic patch generation"

IK Multimedia Uno Synth First Look Videos

Published on Jul 29, 2018 SynthMania

"A first look at the newly released IK Multimedia UNO Synth - a great-sounding portable synthesizer with two analog oscillators, multi-mode filter, arpeggiator, sequencer, and built-in delay FX."

IK Multimedia UNO Synth - First Look and Preset Demo - Live Stream 07/29/2018

Streamed live 1 hour ago Marshal Arnold

"IK Multimedia UNO Synth - First Look - Live Stream 07/29/2018

Tonight there can be only UNO! That's right, I have received the IK Multimedia UNO synth!. A 2 oscillator, fully analog, monophonic synthesizer. Made in Italy, the design aesthetic is pretty nice! This little synth has a small footprint, is USB or battery powered and packs a 16-step sequencer with 20 automatable parameters, variable wave shaping oscillators (Saw, Triangle and Pulse waveforms), a multimode filter (HP, LP, BP), a Sync Delay audio effect and 5 performance effects, 10 mode, 4-octave arpeggiator.

I have only had the UNO Synth in my hands for a day, and it is a very good value analog synth. There are a good amount of onboard controls and plenty of features to keep your sound design appetite satisfied! For $199.00 USD, I say pick one up and give it a try!"


Published on Jul 29, 2018 Audio Illustrator

"Audio Illustrator James Newman and the James Newman Groove orchestra are pleased to present 'Broken'.

This is a musical portrait of the concept that nothing really works right. and ultimately everything is broken. Everything around us is in a state of decay and on a course of destruction and ruin. The day that we are born is the day that we begin to age and eventually decay, decline, and die.

All that we grasp and hold on to also slips away in decay. Yes, we and everything around us are indeed broken and we all desire a solution to fix the problem.
Romans 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Newman.

James Newman 's music can be purchased at:

Purchase 'Broken' here:

One year ago today I was broken, and was in the hospital having quadruple heart bypass surgery to be fixed. Today I celebrate my anniversary with a new song about being broken.

I thank God for all that He has done in my and my family's life and I hope that my music brings you reflective joy.

Thanks and all my best,

James Newman
Audio Illustrator
New Man Studios"

On the gear: "This is another Pink Floyd-ish type piece using my Behringer model D for all of the synth parts except for the Moog DFAM for the synth drum loop and Sonic Projects "OBX" software clone for an OB styled big gliss at the climax of this piece. I'm also using Native Instruments B4 for the Hammond lines."

Previous posts featuring Audio Illustrator.

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer - Music Demo Two

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Polyend

"Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer music demo. All sounds besides the drums are made and recorded straight from Medusa's master audio output.

Made exclusively for
The video, sound design and audio composition by Piotr Raczyński.
Recorded 11.07.2018 in Polyend Hq."

Cheetah MS6 Multitimbral Analog Rack Synthesizer SN UK1431

via this auction

Note the listing states, "Aphex Twin made a whole record with this monster (not this exact unit, of course), which has the much-prized Curtis analog oscillator voice and filter chips."

I believe that was the MS800. It was actually listed for sale in August of 2016.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha An1x Virtual Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

A History of Polyphony: Part 15- Modern Nomenclature

Part 15 added here.

Patterning app and Buchla

Published on Jul 29, 2018 therudyrude

"Patterning is sending four midi channels to the Buchla 225e
Bd and Snare from Greyscale Dual Braids"

NYX & EREBUS w/ patchblocks - An Ambient Dreadbox Journey

Published on Jul 29, 2018 dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"One more Dreadbox duet! It turned out pretty long, so I added footage from the making of my DIY Dreadbox wood enclosure starting at 2:35.
Besides I was testing three different cameras in a low light situation. Admittedly not exactly the most interesting thing to watch, so just listen. Hope you like it anyway.
With all that footage I didn't manage to synchronise audio and video. Sorry if you were expecting that.



"MAD-5 mk2 is an analog drum synthesizer which is inspired by the sounds of the 20th century soviet drum machines while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century. It consists of 22 knobs and 1 button which allows you to manipulate/control the sound and midi. It also has individual outputs for each of the five drum instruments so you can easily rout and process them separately with your external effects especially in a live configuration.


— The method of synthesis: 100% analog synthesis;
— Drum instruments: 5 — bass drum (BD), snare drum (SD), open hat (OH), close hat (CH), clap (CL);
— MIDI interface: MIDI IN — 16 channels (MIDI learn), MIDI THRU;
— Audio outputs: one mix output (mono 6.3mm jack) and five individual outputs (mono 6.3mm jack);
— Trigger inputs: 5 trigger inputs for every drum instrument (mono 3.5mm jack);
— Controls: 22 knobs and 1 button;
— External power supply: adapter 15 VAC (included)*
— Steel case;
— Dimensions: L190хW162хH91 mm;
— Weight: 1.26 kg.


430 EURO including free shipping to Europe, US/Canada.
For other locations, please contact us for a quote!"

Modular Sessions // Part 5 // Eurorack Modular Ambient

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Bon Ohm

Synth Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1v/oct tracked DIY how to.

Published on Jul 29, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"DIY HOW TO make a proper synth oscillator, with temperature compensation 1v/oct and all that jazz! using the CEM 3340.

Im giving away 5 component packs, and a DIY modular furby i built on a livestream a week ago, on my patreon next week! so if you want any of that go check that out!
Patreon :-
Where there will also be updates on the progression of this project before it goes up anywhere else! All the funds goes straight back into Look mum machines :)

more info on this project over here :-"

Follow-up to Build A DIY Case And Power Supply For A Modular Synth CHEAP.

EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb V2 Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

SCI Prophet 5 Rev 2 polyphonic analogue synthesizer

via this auction

"The rev 2 used the earlier SSM chips that sound to my ears so much better than the later Curtis chips. The problem with the SSM chips (and probably why they went to the Curtis chips) and more generally the rev 2 was the tuning stability. This is why bands quite often used the rev 2 in the studio but the rev 3 on tour (Talking Heads, Japan etc). This problem has been resolved in the rev2 thanks to the masterly work of James at Synth Repair Services...there are now 8 little pixies running around inside making sure the tuning is just tickety-boo (well thats what James told me)

for the more technically minded, the power supply was upgraded (see toroidal photo), all presets replaced, and very high precision resistors used in DAC circuit. There is probably more to this mod but thats all I could work out from James Walker(Synth Repair Services).

I have been told that this was one of the earlier Prophet 5 rev 2's as it has a smooth panel surface, I have not been able to verify this. If anyone out there is more knowledgeable on the different rev2's it would be great if they could let me know if this is true or not."

Yamaha CS60 Vintage Analog

Published on Mar 9, 2018 elektrogeist

via this auction

Moreno Moriconi - Sequence 01 ( Doepfer A-100 analog modular synthesizer live jam)

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Moreno Moriconi

"Live jam with Doepfer A-100 analog modular synthesizer.
Performed by Moreno Moriconi - 2018."

1980 Realistic Concertmate MG-1 Synthesizer

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Gravy Leggs

Arturia Minibrute arp.

Moog Grandmother & Mother 32

Published on Jul 29, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Combing the Grandmother and Mother 32 synthesisers."

Synthpop with EHX 95000 looper

Published on Jul 29, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Korg Electribe ER1 / Access Virus KC / EHX 95000 looper and just 5 minutes of time to record these simple 8 measure riffs."


Published on Jul 28, 2018 ryouichi harada

E-Mu Turbo Phatt Patch Demo Bank 0 (Preset 0 to 127)

Published on Jul 28, 2018 DKDiveDude

"This video features patch demonstration of the first 128 presets of the E-Mu Turbo Phatt Synthesizer module. I've used the 'Audition' feature to demonstrate about 10 seconds of each preset (patch). Especially the drum kits sound awesome in my humble opinion!"

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Building the Hordijk Krell

Published on Jul 28, 2018 Todd Barton

"I did a little mini-series on my @synthtodd instagram of building the Krell Patch on the Hordijk system. Here is the compilation.
I’ve tried to offer a possible set of parameters that are the basics of a Krell style patch on the Hordijk instrument. It is merely the most simple of is up to your curiosity and imagination to develop it and bring it to maturity."

Red Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"It's hard to say more about this synth. Simple, almost child-like efficiency merges with chunky, powerful bass line and beautiful, 80s like square leads."

Harmonic Resonator - EMS VCS3 Clone + BOSS SE-70

Published on Jul 28, 2018 100 Things I Do

"Hopefully with this clip you can play it on some nice open back headphones or good quality speakers and just chill out of a few minutes!

I thought I would have a play with the SE-70. Its been sitting around the studio gathering dust and waiting for its moment in the sun for a while. It has a preset call Sitar... basically a harmonic resonator set to around 1k to create a sitar effect. I'm sure with a Guitar it would be convincing enough in some situations and sound OK! But put some oscillators in it and move them in pitch very gradually you get a whole new effect.

Close in some ways to that of an Waterphone. Do check out Todd Barton's videos on the Waterphone if this unique instrument has slipped past you!)

In this clip I have used the VCS3 + SE-70 and Valhalla Vintage Verb"

Patch n Tweak

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