MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

Novation Peak and Strymon Big Sky 2

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Uriel Ortega

"Strymon Big Sky and Novation Peak make a great combo"

Roland Juno-106 with Jupiter Style Metal Side Panels

These were custom made by Izotope Studio in Russia. Looks pretty sharp. They are hand crafted, sanded and match the design form of the original. If you are interested in them you contact izotopestudio at Izotope Studio also does synth restoration.


via this auction

"Vintage PolyMoog polyphonic keyboard with pedals, legs with braces. All keys and settings work, but probably needs some service to calibrate everything; the pitch bend strip does not seem to function."

Casio CK-200 / Casio VL-1 Rock 1 Rhythm (aka Da Da Da)

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Retro Synth Ads / Mini Music Labs

"Did you know the Casio CK-200 contained a simplified version of the Casio VL-1 keyboard? Same 10 rhythms (and drum sounds), including the 'Rock 1' rhythm (aka: Trio's Da Da Da drum pattern)"

FLAT EARTHERS// Squarp Pyramid, OB-6, Sub37, TR-8 x2

Published on Mar 5, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Just punching one out real fast before the end of the night. Quick and dirty."

Sheets of Sound Browser Based Single Cycle Waveform Generator

SCW Editor Introduction Published on Mar 3, 2018 20Objects

"The SCW Editor by Sheets of Sound, is a single cycle wave form generator & editor built on a light weight web audio platform. The level of possibilities within the editor are quite complex, with two sections. Main & Mix-In, and an array of controls.

None of this editing goes to waste, at any time you can render out your sample to your hard rive and head off to your favorite DAW or Hardware.

You can find the editor here:

Any inquires, check here:"

"You can use this editor to create waveforms through warping, distortion, wavemixing and waveskewing. Explore the menus to see the editing, rendering and sample formatting options available."

This is a pretty cool find sent my way via brian comnes.

Rare SYNARE BASS SN 109537

Note this is the BASS Model. This appears to be the first one to be featured here on the site.

via this auction

"This is an extremely rare original late 1970's-early 1980's Star Synare Bass percussion synthesizer. It does not include a power supply, but has been thoroughly tested with a 9 volt power supply and everything functions great as it creates AMAZING analog synth bass tones with a double, triple, and continuous "repeat" feature. It has some cosmetic wear. It appears one of the pots has been changed."

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Tonic PO-32

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Tonic is part of Teenage Engineering's Metal line of Pocket Operators, the PO-32 Tonic is a powerful, compact and affordable percussion focused synthesizer. It has a built in sequencer and effect and although it is percussion focused it can make plenty of other sounds as well.

PO-32 Tonic available here:"

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

Roland TR-8s Test drive

Published on Mar 5, 2018 soundseasy

"We were lucky enough to get our hands on the TR-8s from Roland a couple of days early.
Here's a short video we did just having a quick Jam and also loading a couple of our own samples in off SD card.
The new look of the TR-8s is so sleek, and a welcome upgrade to the TR-8, the ACB sound engine has been upgraded and all the sounds are top notch! They've also added in a "Per-Sound" programmable parameter, Meaning each step of the sound can have a different effect setting. Super cool!
There are more pattern slots, more sound options and just basically more of all the good stuff!
Not to mention genuine multiple outputs! and also a trigger output .
This is definitely a pro drum machine that needs you attention"

More Roland TR-8S posts here.

Intro to Synthesis Part 5: How to Use Amp Envelopes and Filter Envelopes | Reverb Learn To Play

Published on Mar 5, 2018

"How do you create "reversed guitar" using envelopes? In this installment of Intro to Synthesis, Justin DeLay is on hand to show us some fun tricks and techniques that you can achieve using envelopes, shaping and sculpting your sound to really extend your sonic reach as a synth artist.

Read more on Reverb:"

All parts here.

Andromeda A6 Magneto

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Alesis Andromeda A6 processed by Strymon Magneto."

Kawai K3

via this auction

"Kawai K3 digital wavetable synthesizer, with analog filters and envelopes. Very nice cosmetic condition, sounds great, and is fully functional."

Oberheim Xpander XP-1

via this auction

Oberheim Matrix-6 SN 7612456

via this auction

ELO's Dave Morgan Roland VP-330 MK1 Vocoder Synth SN 840340 For Sale?

via this auction

"An incredibly rare and beautiful piece of synth history that originally belonged to Dave Morgan of E.L.O. and was purchased from him in Birmingham area some years ago. Besides E.L.O., this classic synth was used by: Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and many more. It features a warm Analog Vocoder which is unrivaled by modern digital types, Analog Strings, Human Voice, Vibrato, Classic Roland Ensemble and more..."


via this auction

"Classic analogue synthesizer, the synth is in very good condition, the power supply and SSK board have been fully serviced and calibrated, recapped with same or higher spec parts.

The Yamaha CS series had many innovative design features, if they had the roland or moog badge would be 3x the price.

There are no known faults with this synth other than a few marks and some dust.

2x VCOs
Multi mode Filter
Pulse, Saw, Sine, Square, White Noise
Mixer for the VCOs and noise.
64' to 8' octaves
2x ADSR Envelopes
Lot's of routing options and When connected to a CV source it can run as a duo-phonic synth."

Being Noisy part 1 — The Useless Module

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Vola Noisy Stuff

Forward to 6:05 for the demos. Don't miss it.

"First episode of Being Noisy, a series on making, hacking and bending noisy instruments. On this episode I some what go trough the process on turning a Useless Machine in to an eurorack synth module.

I will try and make these kind of videos from time to time. The focus is on fun and not too serious things. I try and make them with a low budget too. My aim is to inspire people to make instruments too.

I am not an expert on electronics or instruments and sometimes I may say wrong things and do something that could have been done much better. I am learning by making.

I hope you enjoy this and thanks for watching!"

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the Prophet Rev2 and Zach Tenorio-Miller

You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Zach Tenorio-Miller is the keyboard player and co-founder of Providence, RI art-pop trio, Arc Iris. Zach has collaborated with a wide array of artists including Kimbra, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, AC Newman (New Pornographers), Gene Ween, and long time collaborator and mentor, Jon Anderson (Yes).

We chatted with him about how he’s using the Prophet Rev2."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Minimoog Funk Bass (Evelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come Down)

Published on Mar 5, 2018 csmcrckrs

"Messing around with one of my favorite tunes, produced by the legendary Kashif. I'm still struggling with the general sound of the track, but I think I got the bass about 90 % right. Tell me in the comments if you have any suggestions!

The Technology: Minimoog Reissue, Fender Stratocaster (JP), Korg M1 VST"

Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer SN 9393

via this auction

"This is a Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer in great condition! Everything works perfectly - it has no issues. There are some cosmetic blemishes and scratches but that adds to the vintage look. This has a serial number of 9393 so it is probably from around 1982-1984."

Waldorf Streichfett Demo

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Alphacode

"A great little machine , Very Nostalgic !"

Free DeepMind Patch Pack 1 From Oscillator Sink

Published on Mar 4, 2018 Oscillator Sink

Get the patches here:

Behringer DeepMind - Free Patch Pack 1 (Patches 1-20)
Behringer DeepMind - Free Patch Pack 1 (Patches 21-40)
Behringer DeepMind - Free Patch Pack 1 - Installing Your Patches

Synthwave for Zeeon Demos

Published on Mar 4, 2018 Brice Beasley

"Demo tracks featuring presets from my new bank for Zeeon, an iOS synthesizer by Beepstreet. The presets are available as an IAP."

iTunes: Zeeon synth - BeepStreet

Roland TR-8S Berlin Sessions

Published on Mar 5, 2018 RolandChannel

See this post for details on the new Roland TR-8S.


1. Roland TR-8S Berlin Sessions: La Fraicheur
La Fraicheur brings her techno touch in her recent TR-8S solo performance as part of the TR-8S Berlin Sessions. Progressive sounds, dynamic rhythms and instant groove makes this track ready for the dance floor.

2. Roland TR-8S Berlin Sessions: BEC
Our recent TR-8S Berlin Sessions saw five outstanding performances on the new Roland AIRA TR-8S. BEC (Second State label) is a rising star in the Techno scene. In this TR-8S solo performance, she shows why she is an underground favourite in the club and on wax.

3. Roland TR-8S Berlin Sessions: Virginia
DJ, Singer, Songwriter and Producer, Virginia brings her rich, vocal sound palette to electronic music to the TR-8S in this Berlin Sessions performance. A regular of Panorama Bar in Berlin, and Ostgut Ton artist, Virginia channels the classic sound of the 80s and 90s and brings it to a new era with the help of the TR-8S.

4. Roland TR-8S Berlin Sessions: Catnapp
Genre-defying artist, Catnapp, brought her unique sound to our recent TR-8S Berlin Sessions. Watch Catnapp's performance as she layers vocals and synths with the Roland AIRA TR-8S at the center of her sound.

5. Roland TR-8S Berlin Sessions: Steffi
A standout performance from our recent Roland TR-8S Berlin Sessions was from Dutch techno icon, Steffi. A master of hardware electronic performance, watch her live performance as she brings some of the sounds of Ostgut Ton and Panorama Bar to the Roland AIRA TR-8S.

Steffi performing ‘Meaning of Memory’ taken from her album ‘World of the Waking State’ on Ostgut Ton.

Roland TR-8S jam session

Published on Mar 5, 2018 cdmtv

"Nick de Friez (Roland) joined CDM's Peter Kirn for this one. We hooked up two new Roland TR-8S drum machines and used them to drive yet more gear - a MakeNoise 0-Coast plus an original Roland SH-101. The TR-8S also acts as an audio interface. Here's some of the madness that resulted. Lesson: it was a good time. We'll have to do more."

See this post for details on the new Roland TR-8S.

PPG wave system demonstation cassette (1984) Waveterm demo

Published on Mar 5, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo

From my archive. The PPG wave 2.3 demonstrations cassette from the year 1984 including PPG wave sounds, demo sequences, demo songs.

The pictures are from my archive too and show adverts and brochures to the Wave, Waveterm, PRK keyboards and EVUs"

Update via swissdoc: you can wav files of the tape here.

Free Synth Event at The Birmingham and Midland Institute This Weekend

via Chris Wave @seventhwavebham

Free electronic music event in Brum this Saturday

MOOG DFAM & MOTHER-32 In Two Tier Rack

via this auction

Yamaha DX200

via this auction


via this auction

"Rare PAiA 2720 modular synthesizer. I bought this one from Robert Rich a long time ago (

I am selling it untested. It is my understanding that it was working before I bought it, but it was built from a kit, so I am not making any guarantees about condition. it is missing some screws, has some rusty screws and spots, and the case around the pitch knob is loose.


'The Paia 2720 Synthesizer was a self contained modular synthesizer that you could build from a kit and add modules and features as desired. It was advertised heavily in many electronic magazines and and as a featured article in them. the instrument being modular made it extremely flexible and cost effective for musicians to get into synthesizers. Paia founder John Simonton published a series of articles on the 2700 series in Radio Electronics during it's time.

It has a single Voltage control oscillator with Ramp, triangle, pulse or pulse width. It also has a EG aka in Paia lingo as Function Generator.
With manual trigger button and attack and decay, and variable attenuator. 2 filters one low pass and the other bandpass with resonance control.

Additionally there is a Low Frequency Oscillator and Voltage controlled Amplifier, a 3 octave keyboard with glide control and pitch transpose with two trigger outs and one control voltage out.'"

Korg MS-02 Synthesizer Interface SN 170203

via this auction


via this auction

Yamaha CS70m - Dual Polyphonic Synthesizer

Published on Mar 5, 2018 inhousemusicrecords

"Performed by Kyriakos Moustakas ( aka Sundayman )"

Gymnopedie No.01 on modular synthesizer

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Natko Stipaničev

Gymnopedie 01 by Satie on eurorack modular synthesizer.
Recording: Natko Stipaničev
Mastering: Willem Miličević

Gymnopedie No.01 on modular synthesizer
Nebulozovača 01
Sazvučja 01
Patch 01 12/01/17


Nice view!

Wave folder

Published on Mar 5, 2018 organfairy

"Jump to 4:34 to avoid the annoying artificial saxophones.

Lately I have been trying to make things I haven't made before - something else than sequencers, VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, etc.
I have never tried making a wave folder before. As a matter of fact until recently I didn't know what a wave folder is. But I found a good explanation somewhere - the one with the folded paper - and decided that this could be interesting.

The music is something I made on Technics SX-C600 and Yamaha HE-8 organs, and the Roland CR-68 drum machine made the rhythm."

Mutable Instruments Peaks Overview

Published on Mar 5, 2018 once upon a synth

"Quick tour of the Mutable Instruments Peaks eurorack module. I go over the basics of the front panel then do a rapid fire demo of all its 8 different functions. The peaks is an LFO, ADSR envelope generator, Tap tempo LFO, drum synth, mini sequencer, trigger delay and trigger randomizer. It's a swiss army knife module that is very versatile."

Do You Like Our Owl? - Moog Mother 32, OP-1, Bastl Granny and Korg 05R/W

Published on Feb 24, 2018 Lowering Skies

"There's no hope in the future. Only rain and neon sparks in the night.

The background pads are coming from Yamaha DX7, processed with Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch and then played with granulation using Bastl Granny 2.0
OP-1 is responsible for FM Brass sound and drums.
The background sequence is coming from Moog's Mother 32 — nothing fancy, just a sequencer playing notes in sync with the background pads.
Korg 05R/W holds most of the melody and I must say it's an amazing artifact from the past, capable not only bringing the 80s sound but also gives a highly dense atmosphere even using stock presets."

BB SYNTHWAVE Preset Bank by Brice Beasley for ZEEON Synth - iPad Demo

Published on Mar 5, 2018 thesoundtestroom

iTunes: Zeeon synth - BeepStreet

Expert Sleepers General CV - Quick Demos

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Expert Sleepers

The first three videos in the playlist above are new from today.

1. General CV - Shepard mode exploration
Exploring the Shepard mode, new in General CV firmware v1.3.
Audio direct out of General CV, with no further processing.
0:00 - basic parameters
0:34 - CV control of parameters
1:09 - stereo
1:56 - clock input
2:35 - pitch CV input
4:10 - sustain
4:30 - modified envelopes

2. General CV - Risset mode exploration
Exploring the Risset mode, new in General CV firmware v1.3.
Audio direct out of General CV, with no further processing.
0:00 - basic parameters
0:32 - CV control of parameters
1:28 - stereo
2:09 - changing sounds

3. General CV - Granular mode exploration
Exploring the Granular mode of the General CV, new in firmware v1.3.
Audio is direct out of General CV - no further processing.
0:00 - basic parameters
1:26 - CV control of rate & size; clocked rate
2:12 - envelope generator into velocity input
2:58 - more sound design, including using effects
4:33 - modified envelopes for smoother sounds

4. General CV - new mode, work in progress
5. General CV - Additive mode, CV control of harmonics
6. General CV - Mod wheel as filter cutoff
7. General CV - Additive mode, broken chords
8. General CV - Additive mode, manual editing of harmonics
9. General CV - sequenced chords
10. General CV - 9 drum mode with disting random triggers
11. General CV - piano chords with Echophon
12. General CV - arpeggio
13. General CV - layered sounds/chords
14. General CV - filter and envelope adjustment
15. General CV - chords
16. General CV - MIDI drum loops

New KOMA Elektronik FIELD KIT Videos

Published on Mar 5, 2018 KOMA Elektronik

"Isabella runs through the different features of the KOMA Elektronik Field Kit FX, this time around the Looper and Digital Delay! The Field Kit FX will be shipping later this month to all Kickstarter backers and soon also to all people who pre-ordered!

Make your tracks less boring with this powerhouse of modular effects! The Field Kit FX boasts a Spring Reverb, Digital Delay, 4ch VCA Mixer with Tone control, Frequency Shifter, Looper, Bit Crusher, ADSR and Mini Sequencer! All under CV control! Hell yeah!"



Published on Mar 5, 2018 BoBeats

"A music demo of the Elektron Digitone."

Liquid music on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP DIY synth

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Konstantin T

"Making some electronic music"

Quick synth tip: How to play pads/chords with a MONO synth (MiniBrute 2, Z-DSP, Clouds, Disting)

Published on Mar 5, 2018 loopop

"Mono synths are great for lead or bass lines, but if you're in a jam (pun not intended...) and need to play chords or pads, here's a quick trick that will solve that problem for you."

013//Radio Static - 2x Moog Mother 32 self-generating track

Published on Mar 5, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A lo-fi, melodic, semi-self-generating modular patch using a small Eurorack setup sent through an Eventide Space dynaverb reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on vintage delay setting. No other processing has been applied.

The patch is semi-random; the backing arpeggios and filter sweeps are expected, but the notes supply the main melody are randomly chosen by the random stepped voltage that comes from the Assign output.

I created this patch after scrolling through the presets on the Eventide Space for the first time ever! I found a preset called Radio Static, which creates a gritty reverb by using a compressor with attack and release times so fast they create digital distortion. I loved the sound of it and so this patch was born. The only other particularly interesting feature is that I converted the random stepped voltage to random gates by triggering the Gate input of the lower Mother 32 with the random voltage. I then took the Gate output and sent that to the higher Mother 32's VCF Cutoff input to open the filter.

A side note - although it looks like Veils in the top left is part of the patch, I'm only using it as a mixer, to turn down the volume of the Mother 32s before they enter the Timefactor.

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:"

"Pog Beats" - Eurorack, Peak, Digitakt, Rytm MK2, A4 MK2, Monomachine, Op-1, Monologue, 0-coast

Published on Mar 4, 2018 lostsystems1

"I've updated my elektron gear to MKII, and integrated a eurorack. Here is my first jam with the new setup."

Deluge - 1.4.0 Firmware Update

Published on Mar 4, 2018 Synthstrom Audible

"We're very excited to announce a new update for the Deluge.

Head to "downloads" on to install now.

New features include:
-- Note probability
-- Iteration dependence (e.g. "play on the 3rd of every 4 track iterations")
-- Copy / paste current track-screen view
-- Track solo mode
-- Multiple tracks may send to the same MIDI output channel
-- File browser scrolls long filenames left and right so you can read them, and now orders files alphabetically
-- "Undo" now works in song view for note recording and parameters / automation
-- Fixed problem where DC offset could build up in delay, leading the sound to 'fuzz out'"

Strymon's New Magneto Eurorack Module Now Available

Strymon's Magneto was first announced here. You can find additional posts featuring Magneto including plenty of demos here.

Magneto is priced at $599.00.

The following is the official press release, just in:

Strymon shapes first foray into Eurorack effects with feature-filled Magneto module

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, USA: having turned heads and opened ears at The 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, powerful processing effects developer Strymon is proud to announce availability of Magneto — illustrating its first foray into the Eurorack small-format modular market with an aptly-subtitled Four Head dTape Echo & Looper module packed with powerful features while maintaining intuitive playability, perfect for creating expansive soundscapes and evolving, otherworldly tones — as of March 5…

As implied by the Four Head dTape Echo & Looper legend blazoned across an attractive yet functional front panel that is instantly recognisable as springing forth from the Strymon stable, Magneto is a stereo multi-head tape delay that also functions as a looper, phrase sampler, vintage spring reverb unit, phase-aligned clock multiplier, chaotic oscillator, zero-latency sub-oscillator, and more, with extensive CV I/O.

Roland Announces the TR-8S Rhythm Performer - A TR-8 w/ Samples

Published on Mar 4, 2018

Roland has announced a new TR-8 with sample playback and sample import (no live sampling), available this month for $699 / €699 (with VAT). Note the included classic TR engines are still ACB modeled and not sample based. You can mix and match kits. Details follow.

Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer [Performance by Maika Loubté]
Roland TR-8S: Overview
Roland TR-8S: Sound Design
Roland TR-8S: Sequencing
Roland Aira TR-8S Sampler quick workflow with custom sample Demo by Sound Provider

"Introducing the Roland AIRA TR-8S: Rhythm Performer Meets Sound Designer.

The performance-tuned TR-8S combines stereo sample playback with iconic Roland TR- drum sounds and deep editing parameters to allow you to craft your dream drum kits. New sequencer, motion-recording, and increased variations, effects, and outputs are some of the features that have evolved the TR- drum machine to set a new standard in sound design and live performance."

"Born of the most famous and influential drum machines ever made, the TR-8S combines the best of its Roland heritage with modern production techniques and professional sound design.
The result? A forward-thinking, performance-tuned instrument unlike any other. Build your dream kit from the most iconic drum sounds of all time,
plus the finest selection of samples from our vast library—or import your own custom samples. Tap, tune, and tweak with hands-on controls and production tools that make your patterns move and groove. And why keep this kind of percussive power confined to the studio? The TR-8S was literally made to play live.

Design Kits with Authentic TR Drums,Sampled Sounds, and Effects

The TR-8S comes loaded with the largest, most authentic collection of TR drum machines available. The powerful new processor gives our next-generation ACB models a whole new level of detail and nuance, giving you that classic Roland boom, snap, and sizzle. And now you can incorporate preset and custom samples, creating unique hybrid and layered kits, and enhance them with specialized effects that inject professional sound design into the TR formula.

Transistor Rhythms

The TR-8S has every sound from the most sought-after TR drum machines, with detailed circuit-models of the 808, 606, 909, 707, 727, and even several modified versions. These are not sound-alike sample-packs or mere recordings of TR drum sounds. Each machine is a detailed, down-to-the-circuit-model that sounds and behaves exactly like the original hardware. All these sounds are yours, at your fingertips, and ready to use in your own productions and performances.


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