MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Octave Plateau The Cat SRM

via this auction

Behringer Model D Multitrack

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Zaphyd

"I've had a lot of vintage synths including 2 original Minimoogs and i can only conclude that the Behringer Model D is one hell of a mono synth capable of some authentic Minimoog sounds, but also a great little beast on it's own. This small box is one big sweetspot!

I had to do some calibration after i got it because the VCO's would only stay zero beat in a very small range (8 notes maybe) After tuning and calibrating by ear all 3 VCO's are tracking perfectly and almost lock for about 3 octaves.
Here's a very short 3 track recording i did with the Minimoog. Enough dry demo's so i've used some effects.
Kurzweil Rumour on the sequence, Kurzweil KSP8 on the lead. The low bass is completely dry.
Inspired by: Kate Bush - Wow"

Roland Jupiter-6 Videos by Martin Greaves

Published on Oct 13, 2017 Martin Greaves

Roland Jupiter-6 : The Architect
Roland Jupiter-6 : Space Talk
Roland Jupiter-6 : Life And Decay
Train Ride from to my work.
All sounds Jupiter-6.
Subtle percussion from TR-8
Roland Jupiter-6 : Lonely JP6
Of smooth textures and creative possibilities.
Roland Jupiter-6 : Knowing
Arpeggio and Split mode with TR-8 on percussion.
Roland Jupiter-6 : Indigo
Roland Jupiter-6 : Fate
Roland Jupiter-6 : The Encore
Roland Jupiter-6 : Dark Matter ( Live improvisation )
Roland Jupiter-6 + Alesis QS7 : SOFTLY

Akai Timbre Wolf - Sweet Dreams (Had to be done)

Published on Jul 25, 2017 Martin Greaves

"Sorry, couldn't resist sequencing one of my favourite synthesizer melodies. Three tracks used (main melody, counter melody and bass). Chorus and Reverb used along with TR-8 handling percussion duties."

Akai Timbre Wolf? (yes, I still have it!)

Published on Jul 21, 2017 Martin Greaves

"Been busy with life stuff, but had a few moments to dick around with the TW. It runs through a TCElectronic M350 FX unit with Delay and Reverb knobs wound right up. The TR-8 provides some simple percussion. The Timbre Wolf has three sequences running and I am playing the fourth voice. Simple monotonous song. Thanks for watching!"

Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Semi-Modular Synth Demo by Perfect Circuit Audio

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Here are some sounds from the Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 semi-modular synth. It has one oscillator with multiple waveforms and wave-folder, a state-variable filter, and dynamic VCA that can act like a vactrol low-pass gate. There is an LFO, Function Generator and ADSR for control and a patch bay for breaking out all of the pieces of the synth modularly."

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

Novation Peak, Monologue and Strymon Big Sky - Ambient Jam

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Korg Monologue, Novation Peak and Strymon BigSky - Ambient Jam."

Casioheim - How to bring you the 5000$ Oberheim sound in a 200$ Casio CZ synthesizer

Published on Feb 13, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Short sound tutorial (or more a experiment) that want to show how can bring expensive sounds in cheap synths. It`s all about good sound programming.

The famous Oberheim brass pad sound is one of the most iconic sounds in history of synthesizers. Used by van Halen, ELO, Depeche Mode and many others.

Sure is the Casio CZ no Oberheim. The OB-Xa is fantastic with unique sound. A real classic and analog beauty.
But you can create also on cheap and underrated synths sounds with legendary soul. Try it.

I used a bit Lexicon MPX delay and Roland SRV reverb here."

Critter & Guitari - 1,024,192,512 Possibilities

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"This video is a very tiny example of the over 1 Billion sonic combinations possible when using three Organelles running the '1008' patch!

The '1008' patch features 9 synths/samplers, 8 sequencers, and 14 effects. Choose one of each to build up a sound. There are 1,008 possible combinations (9x8x14)!

With three Organelles using '1008' there are 1,024,192,512 possible combinations (1008x1008x1008)!

These three are connected via MIDI in a circle, so MIDI goes out of Organelle A into Organelle B, out of Organelle B into Organelle C, and from Organelle C back to Organelle A. It can be a little unwieldy (like at the end, when the loop keeps getting retriggered!) but also lead to cool configurations!"

70s Cop Show Music on the Behringer Model D

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Luke Neptune

"Just for fun."

DSI OB-6 as the controller.

Morgasmatron Panel Overview

Published on Feb 14, 2018 intellijel

"Here is a quick panel overview of the Intellijel Morgasmatron.

This is the third generation of Intellijel’s much loved Korgasmatron filter designed in collaboration with David G. Dixon. For obvious reasons, we considered naming it the Korgasmatron III. But once we experienced the purity and range of its finely re-tuned filters; the warmth of its soft-clipping; the beefiness of its Q-drive; the aggressive howl of its all new overdrive circuit; the additional Xfade options; and its clangorous new ring modulation capabilities, we knew it was something much more than a Korgasmatron III. It was a MORgasmatron!

The Morgasmatron features two completely independent six-mode filters (labeled “A” and “B”) — each with its own mode-select knob, input, output, cutoff, resonance, Q-drive and gain control. Each filter has a pair of CV inputs (one with a built-in attenuator and the other with a built-in attenuverter) for modulating cutoff, and another CV input for modulating resonance. Both filters self-oscillate at maximum Q, and produce pitched sine waves that track the two separate 1V/OCT inputs.

You can use the two filters independently of one another, or you can use them together (in either a series or parallel connection) and smoothly crossfade between them using either the XFADE knob or the XFADE CV input and built-in attenuverter. You can flip the DRY switches to instantly bypass either or both filters; invert the phase of Filter B; or overdrive Filter A by switching on the new Overdrive circuit. A MIX output provides (as you might suspect) a mixed output of the two filters."

DE-GENERATOR with Midi Control Change

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Rolf Degen

Projekt (english):
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An Update on the Upcoming VC340 from Behringer

via Behringer off of one of the forums:

[P.S. you can find a demo of the prototype by MrFirechild here.]

"I like to discuss the status of the VC340 with you and appreciate your feedback.

As we have often explained to you, our pricing model is defined by a straightforward "bottom up" calculation, which means we multiply our manufacturing cost by a factor of approximately 3 in order to arrive at the US MAP (Minimum Advertised Price).
This will allow us to pay for our development and manufacturing cost but also enable distributors and retailers to distribute the product to you and equally pay for their staff.

In terms of the Vocoder VC340 we are struggling a bit. This is a pretty exotic synthesizer and many people told us that we're totally crazy to invest so much time and effort to bring it back to life.
People who are familiar with technology understand that this is a very complex analog product as it contains over 3,000 components of specified with very low tolerances.

While we have not decided to actually manufacture the product, I personally like to bring it back as it's such a beautiful instrument. In fact it's a synthesizer I feel very sentimental about as it was one of those synths I always wanted but could not afford when I was a kid!

Now here's where we are:

1.) If our order book covers at least 1,000 units, it would allow us to sell the VC340 for US$ MAP 999.99.
2.) If we can collect orders for more than 5,000 units, we could actually lower the price to US$ 799,99.
3.) If we cannot gather at least orders for 1,000 units, we unfortunately would have to abandon the project as we would loose too much money. In this case I have at least my own prototype:-).

Please share with us your level of interest. Thanks for your help - I truly hope we can make this happen:-)


Moog Polymoog Synthesiser / Keyboard 203A Analogue Synth SN 3533

via this auction

via the seller: "Polymoog synth requiring some attention, as ever. I had this serviced around 10 years ago, it was in use regularly and fully working for 7 years or so, sounded superb. Unfortunately it's been in storage for the last 3 years and now needs servicing again.

Powers up fine and there's sound, some notes down the bottom end are not working, (dividers?), around 8 or 9 of the buttons don't seem to function anymore and the envelope doesn't seem to be working as it should. It's also missing the 2 wood effect strips from the sides, and one of the screw in feet underneath has walked. A couple of the keys are slightly raised but still function. There may be other minor issues but I'm unable to test it fully with some of the buttons not functioning.

It's by no means the usual Polymoog basket-case and should be easily repairable by the right person with the time and expertise to do it. It's a very late serial number so most of the commons issues with these had been ironed out by that time."

E-MU Systems Emax

via this auction

ROLAND SH-5 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 641899

via this auction

Studio Electronics Boomstar 3003 SN 100400

via this auction

Casio SK-1 Sampling Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Manual & Box SN Y2317060

via this auction

Analog-Anlage kurzes Demo

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Andreas Remshagen

"Ein kurzes Demo von allen Komponenten, dir ich zurzeit gebaut habe"

"A short demo of all the components I've built for you right now"

See the Remshagen label below for more.

Manhattan Analog - Steiner Synthasystem VCF *FIRST PATCH*

Published on Feb 14, 2018 DivKidVideo

"When you hear that Jason from Manhattan Analog is making a new filter you stop and take note. His MA35 [video here] and SVVCF [video here] are both fantastic so I knew this would be too. The Steiner Synthasystem VCF is gorgeous based on Nyle Steiners work with the Synthasystem and brought to life authentically in euro rack format."


Published on Feb 14, 2018 Plankton Elec

"New Ants patch. Generative and self-played. Reproduce it at:"

Behringer Neutron Testing - BBD Delay Workout

New video added to this post.

Intellijel Plonk Review

Published on Feb 14, 2018 Ask.Audio

"Intellijel Plonk is not only beautiful to look at, but the tones coming from it are far from the usual. At only 12HP Plonk has a lot to offer without taking up much real-estate, its ideal for smaller systems as it can wholly handle drum duties, while enhancing larger systems by adding new timbres."

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