MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

ONE MINUTE SYNTH REVIEW!!! Ep. 17 Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2 Desktop (analog synthesizer)

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"On this episode of One Minute Synthesizer Reviews I take a look at the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet REV2, a massive 16 voice analog synthesizer that must be from outer space! Let's talk a little about the history of Dave Smith Instruments too!"

Star Trek's Geordi La Forge. Nice. :)

Oscillate:Pittsburgh 2018 Set for Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Some details in via Evaton Technologies who will be at the event:

"Once again, Evaton Technologies will be participating in Oscillate:Pittsburgh

Oscillate:Pittsburgh is a meet-up & performance event for electronic music and modular synthesizer enthusiasts, featuring manufacturer demos, live performances, hands-on wiggling, and more!

Admission is free, however donations to the The Western Pennsylvania Center for the Performing Arts Academy (a non-profit organization) will be gladly accepted.

Saturday, March 24th, 2018
from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ish)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Western Pennsylvania Center For the Arts
300 James Street
Verona, PA 15147
Oscillate's organizers are still sorting out the performers that will be appearing. There will be around 8-10 acts performing sets of roughly 20-30 minutes each."

1972 Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-6 Videos by Synthies & Ronan

Published on Feb 19, 2018 Synthies & Ronan

1. making techno with a drum machine from 1972
2. session w/ rhythm ace fr-6 + effects (first hands-on)
3. EDM Jam w/ Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-6 (Roland TR-55)
4. I am in love with the Rhythm Ace FR-6 (*Roland TR-55) Techno Techno, ja

"*The FR-6 design would later be updated and released by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Roland’s TR Series. (Roland TR-55 Rhythm Arranger)

...and by the way Moby has two of these ๐Ÿ˜Ž check out the seventh second in the link below:"

Moby's Drum Machine & Synth Collection

Vermona VSR 3.2 vintage spring reverb (demo)

Published on Feb 12, 2018 Synthies & Ronan

"The Vermona vintage spring reverb is absolutely a nice piece of studio equipment. I am so hard in love with this tanky sound ! what do you think about it?
Drum sound comes out of a KORG KPR 77 drum machine / melody: KORG Minilogue"

Make Noise Black & Gold Shared System

via this auction

Beautiful Condition.

If you're looking at this, then you know what it is.

+Adding the Tempi ($269 Value)

+Adding 3x Pico Drums w/ USB Sample Adapter ($464 Value)

+Adding Pico A Mix ($64 Value)

Overall a $5,292 System

Studio Electronics V2 Boomstars

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"We had a chance to play with the new Boomstar synths from Studio Electronics. They all have a similar architecture with two VCOs, noise generator, two ADSR envelope generators, an LFO and a filter based on a vintage synthesizer. The 8106 has a Roland style filter, 4072 with and Arp filter, SEM with SEM filter and SE80 with CS-80 filters. In this video all four synths are sequenced with an Arturia Beatstep-Pro, the 8106 makes a kick sound, the SEM a snare sound, the 4072 a bass sound wth oscillator sync, and the SE80 makes a pseudo chord sound with one oscillator droning at the root note and the other oscillator being voltage controlled.

available here:"

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

Arp Axxe Model 2313 Analog Synth

via this auction

Synth Jams I Album by Marcus Padrini

Marcus Padrini, featured numerous times here on MATRIXSYNTH, has a new release out titled Synth Jams. Above are three videos featuring his music: 522 - [previously posted here], Synth Odyssey - [previously posted here], Influences [previously posted here]. Details on the release including links to your favorite platforms follow:

"Synth Jams I is a compilation of tracks recorded live using analog and digital synthesizers and drum machines. The songs were created from improvisations with different instruments and were captured practically the moment after their creation.

With influences from the songs and timbres of classic and new artists like Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Erik Norlander and Kebu, besides several works of electronic/instrumental music, the tracks of the album do not have a common style, but they share a main element: the sounds created with synthesizers.

In this process, the idea was to interact with the instruments, create and manipulate sounds in real time. It was also part of the plan to leave the computer and music production software out of this process. Therefore, anything that could not be played simultaneously live was performed by a MIDI sequencer (Roland MC808).

Gear used on Synth Jams I
►Analog Synths: Arp Odyssey, Moog Sub 37, Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard & TETRA, Behringer Deepmind 12.
►Digital Synths: Korg Radias, Roland JP8080, Roland SH-32, Access Vรญrus Indigo, Yamaha DX7II, Nord Stage 2EX.
►Drum Machines & Grooveboxes: Roland MC-808, Roland TR-626, MFB 522, Korg Electribe ER-1, Novation Circuit.

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Bob Moog Foundation Features Two Compilations by Pioneering Synthesist Joel Chadabe.

via the Bob Moog Foundation

"We are proud feature two new compilations of music by internationally recognized pioneering synthesist Joel Chadabe. The albums, Electric Sound and Chadabe & Moog, which include compositions from 1966-1987, will be available through the Foundation’s online store. All proceeds from the sale of the CDs will benefit its educational and historic preservation projects."

Chadabe was an early adaptor of the Moog modular synthesizer, using it in compositions as early as 1966. In 1967, while director of the Electronic Music Studio at State University of New York at Albany, he proposed the concept for a new electronic music system. He then designed the legendary CEMS (Coordinated Electronic Music Studio) System and, with support from a SUNY research grant, commissioned Robert Moog to build it..."

Live Jam #126 - Cinematic / Melodic - Arturia Microbrute, Dave Smith X4, Eurorack synthesizer

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Monotrail

Stuff used:
Arturia Microbrute, Dave Smith X4 and Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Erica synths: Black wavetable VCO
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad passive attenuator

VCS3 meets Elektron Digitakt and Analog Keys

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Scot Solida

"It started out as Berlin School and went... somewhere else. All sounds made by EMS VCS3 played live, sequenced by Elektron Analog Keys, or sampled into Elektron Digitakt and sequenced. The VCS3 was routed into the Analog Keys inputs, where echo was added. The Analog Keys output was recorded through Chandler Limited TG2 preamp. For the samples, I recorded the VCS3 through a Chandler Limited REDD.47 preamp directly onto the Digitakt."

TEMPI Science

Published on Feb 21, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

1. TEMPI Science: Triggers & Gates Pt. 1: Creative Gate Destinations
"Don't forget, gates can be patched to CV Inputs! Rhythmically switch between parameter settings as determined by panel control and attenuator. Add rhythm to drones and liven up sequences."

2. TEMPI Science Pt. 2: Gates and Momentary Inputs
"For 'toggled' inputs, gates or triggers are equally well-suited, but for momentary inputs such as the Echophon's FREEZE or MATHS' CYCLE, you will want to use gates that stay high for as long as you want that input to be active."

A Deluge Tip - changing song parts via 'subslots'

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Synthstrom Audible

"A short tip on one of the ways you can use the Deluge's 'subslots' for song performance."

ARTURIA MINIBRUTE RED 25-Key Analog Synthesizer w/ Clear Plastic Dust Cover

via this auction

Rare Oberheim Systemizer Desktop MIDI Utility Perf/x Box

via this auction

You never see these. See the parameter chart below for an idea of what these do.

Oberheim Xpander XP-1 6 Voice Desktop Version of the Matrix 12 w/ CV SN 700365

via this auction

Stereoping DW8000 Synth Controller Minus Case

via this auction

Trip seeing it without the case and just the circuit board. Check out the knobs.

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Keyboard Synthesizer Version 3.3 SN 4925

via this auction

"Unfortunately this keyboard has been in storage and is due for some maintenance. The keyboard works, all potentionmeters work, all LED works, Pitch and Mod wheels work. Some of the J wires need to be replaced so some keys do not trigger a sound. Also the rubber key stops need to be replaced on the entire keyboard. Not necessary if your'e using MIDI but if your playing it you will get tired of all the key clacking. All of these parts are available at WineCountrySequential or you could have them refurbish the keyboard. The wood casing is in good condition except for a dent on the front rail by the name plate, see photo #5..."

Detachment 3 Archangel 16-step Sequencer with Touchplate Keyboard SN 008

via this auction

PPG WAVE 2.3 Pro Serviced w/ OS 8.3 & new EPROMS & Atertouch

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Very good condition and superb working order. Pro-serviced including latest OS 8.3 installed.

Keyboard spring intact so the after-touch is fully functional."

LOGAN BIG BAND Vintage Analog Italian Synth/String machine

Logan Big Band by B.L.S.

Published on Sep 23, 2009 BasementLoadSound

via this auction

"Vintage '70 analog italian synth string machine
Superb condition and in perfect working order, just serviced
Impossible to find especially in this condition"

Note: I found the video above searching for demos on YouTube. This is likely a different one for sale. You can find a virtual soft synth version of the Logan Big Band here.

FARFISA POLYCHROME Vintage '70s Analog Italian Polyphonic Synth

via this auction

You can find videos of the Farfixa Polychrome in the archives here on MATRIXSYNTH.

CRUMAR COMPOSER Vintage '70s Analog Italian Synth

via this auction

"Serial n' 111
Vintage Analog Italian Synth
Mono/Polyphonic - Curtis Cem
Extremely RARE
Superb condition and perfect working order
Just serviced"

Vintage 1960 Vermona Matador 26-2

Published on May 1, 2014

Note the above is a video I found for Bรถhm Electronic: Matador 26. They appear to be the same. These are the first ones to be featured on MATRIXSYNTH. More organ than synth but worth a post considering Vermona's and Bohm's synth history.

via this auction

BIG DADDY c.u.i. / noise synth / filter envelop / sine square synth

via this auction

See the demo video and more pics here.

Roland SH-2000 early model with famous moog filter

via this auction

"Excellent working condition Analog Synth, had a service from Kent Spong a year and a half ago, will need another one as has been sat unused for a year. Rare early model with the famous moog filter, sounds awesome."

Behringer Neutron Synthesizer (Prototype) - Experimental Patch I

Published on Feb 21, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"The test phase of the Behringer Neutron Synthesizer is in full swing. Last night I built a little experimental patch that I would like to share with you. Here I automated the blend function of the waveforms (LFO) as well as the resonance (Sample & Hold). Also, the sync function is used here. The whole signal ends with the built-in delay.

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Elektron Digitone / NAVA / Avalon Bassline : minimal techno 2

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Masaki Takada

Elektron Digitone : Strings, Bass
e-Licktronic NAVA : Drum
Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Bassline : Acid Bass
Ableton Live : Some Effects
Pioneer RMX-500 : Master Effect


Published on Feb 21, 2018 Worwell

"Lyra 8, Big Sky, Hexinverter Bass Drum, Mavic Air"

Eight Fantastic Apps for SYNTH BASS Demo and Review for the iPad

Published on Feb 21, 2018 thesoundtestroom

Yamaha Reface DX, Strymon Timeline & Big Sky

Published on Feb 21, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Reface DX synthesiser through the Timeline delay & Big Sky reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

Treadstone-Analogue Solutions Unboxing and first sound (no talks)

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Dziam Bass

"this video shows the moment of unpacking and the first sound Treadstone gives from Analogue Solutions.the first sound is the basis for the further exploitation of the patch and the creation of unique sounds with the analogue sound typical of Analogue Solutions. a small Synthesizer with a huge sound and lots of connection options are the advantages of Treadstone."

Elektron Digitone Jam - Light Through The Veins (Jon Hopkins)

Published on Feb 21, 2018 Rephazer

"Hi there, here is my first try-out with the Elektron Digitone and what happens when the init preset of a synth is a Sine wave for a change..? In my case Jon Hopkins and his magical song 'Light Through The Veins' comes to mind :)

This is of course a quickly made and very minimal interpretation/cover of Jon Hopkins song and I am sorry for the shaky camera on the Digitone.. It was a very raw, quickly made/recorded jam, but nevertheless I had fun making this and I hope you like it. Cheers!"

Flame: Overview - analog modeled distortion for VCV Rack

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This video presents Flame: an analog modeled distortion for VCV Rack. Flame models 3 distortion pedals and 3 tone circuits.

You can get Flame as part of the premium package from the VCV store:

You can get the free modules from here:"

20 02 18 BugBrand Modular System

Published on Feb 20, 2018 batchas

"I broke my rule of 30 minutes per session max. Could not stop with this one :)
Broke also my rule of not putting the volume too loud in the studio.
Sounds of course 'a bit different' on these monitors when it's played live (I still like these Focal monitors very much btw).
Did not broke the third rule of 'always a unique take on video, no rehearsal', but I should have: the hihat is fading out way too quickly haha! And I missed one switch on the sequencer for setting a 4/4 bass drum when the BD comes in :)

The Orgone Accumulator is producing the main sequence and I use the joystick to open more or less the VCA, so the notes of this sequence are shorter (staccato) or longer. I "double" the sound coming out of the OA and sent it to 2 different inputs on the mixer. The second one goes into a filter in HP mode being slowly modulated. We hear this one better in the outro for instance, while I fade the first out.

The highest note in the mix fading in and out from time to time is generated by the COF filte used here only in self-oscillation mode, modulated by an LFO from the QuadSine. I added effects to this one.

DRM1 + Xpander for the beat.
No Radio Music for the beat in this patch, but I'll might in a future mix. Maybe... I'm glad to have all these different options at hand."

Patch n Tweak

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