MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Moog Music Honors Female Electronic Music Pioneers on International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day. In honor of the day, Moog Music has a great page up featuring women in electronic music, past and present.


Eliane Radigue (1932-Present)

Master of Arp 2500, complex tape editing techniques, minimalism, and 'infinitely discreet' music.

Check out the rest on Moog's dedicated page here.

Waldorf Quantum Product Pages Go Live with Hi-Res Pics, Overview & Specs

Soviet Space Child wrote in to let us know he spotted an update on the Waldorf website. The Waldorf Quantum pages are live! As usual, I captured some of the info for the archives. Believe it or not a lot of this information does get lost otherwise over time. But of course, click through to the Waldorf site to see the details in proper format.

Sound Semiconductor SSI2164 Quad VCA Now Available

Sound Semiconductor announces an SSM2164 replacement chip. According to Wikipedia, the 2164 was a replacement for the 2024, but not a drop in replacement. The 2164 was used in the Octave Voyetra Eight, the Siel DK 600, Opera 6 and Kiwi, and the full blown Waldorf Wave.


Upgrades Existing SSM/V2164 Positions and Increases Flexibility for New Designs

March 8, 2018 – Audio IC specialist Sound Semiconductor today announced availability of the SSI2164 FatkeysTM Quad Voltage Controlled Amplifier.

Developed by the original SSM2164 team, the SSI2164 directly retrofits existing SSM/V2164 positions without any changes to external components. In such applications, total harmonic distortion is lower across the board. Internal protections were also added to greatly improve asymmetrical power-up performance, a condition that has caused grief among users of the SSM/V2164 in modular systems.

The SSI2164 is a versatile building block for high-performance audio systems. Four independent channels are provided with a gain range from +20dB to -100dB with a -33mV/dB control constant. Current inputs and outputs give flexibility in system design, and a novel mode control permits biasing as class A, AB, or in- between to optimize noise versus distortion performance depending on design targets. The SSI2164 will operate from supplies as low as ±4V for battery-powered devices such as guitar pedals, and up to ±17V in systems where maximum headroom is desired. Distortion is typically 0.025% (Class A), and Class AB output noise is typically -96dBu.

For new designs, a four-fold increase in current handling allows reduction of input and output resistor values for additional improvement in signal-to-noise ratio, further enhancing flexibility of the device. Depending on values chosen for the input and output resistors, some changes to external components may be necessary.

The SSI2164 is offered in a 16-lead Small Outline Package (SOP). Priced at $1.93 for 1000 pieces, the SSI2164 is in stock for immediate shipment. Samples are available to qualified OEM’s; hobby and DIY enthusiasts are served through a growing network of Sound Semiconductor’s authorized resellers.

'The SSI2164 was our logical second product,' stated Dan Parks, President of Sound Semiconductor. 'We have the original SSM2164 designer, product engineer, and marketing engineer on our team so it was a satisfying challenge to update a device we enjoyed so much the first time around.'

Sound Semiconductor is composed of musicians and technologists with the goal of developing affordable, high-performance integrated circuits for the electronic music and professional audio markets. For more information, please visit"

1979 Oberheim OB-X Rev 1 SN 793509

via this auction

"Most important thing to note- The power supply has completely died. There are kits to fix/rebuild the power supply (very common issue with the OB-X) at synthchaser for $59.99."

Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS Digital Vector Synthesizer with 1.2 OS

via this auction

Note the comment in the following description regarding it doesn't sound like a subtractive synth is a bit misleading. It is a subtractive synth with four digital oscillators that you can morph through. That said, with its analog filters it does sound amazing. Vector synthesis made its way in entirely digital form into the Yamaha TG33 & SY22, followed by the KORG Wavestation.

Access Virus TI Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

1979 Moog Minimoog D SN 18947

via this auction

via the seller: "I am the original owner of this mini moog -purchased it in 1979 at Sam Ash LI
It's been in the Anvil Hard Case for over 20 years-hardly used-fully operational;wood needs some refinishing
other then that it's in great shape"

Roland TR-808 | Give it up

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Alex Ball

"A real 808 dropped by my studio very briefly. Was amazing to try the real thing for the first time. The 808 has an interesting story and so, I set it to music.

Drums: Roland TR-808 (1980)
Extra percussion: Shakers / claps / casaba (not seen in the video)
Synth Bass: Roland SH-101 (1982)
Polys: Roland Juno-6 (1982) / Roland JX-3P with PG-200 controller (1983) / Rhodes Mark I Seventy Three
Bass: Fender Jazz Bass / Orange OB1-300 / DBX 266XL Compressor
Guitars: Ibanez Jem 7DBK / Squier Jagmaster / Fender Blues Junior II / Boss CE-2 Chorus / SM57
Vocals: AKG C414
Trombone: Ashley Slater (Freak Power)
Brass: Chopped up audio slices
Stabs and FX: Various from Fairlight & Emulator banks

Sequencer: Cubase
Plugins: Goodhertz Vulf Compressor / U-he Satin / PastToFuture reverbs / Waves Compressors and EQs"

Ambient Trance Jam "Move" Roland SE-02 & System 1M vs Eventide H9 & Strymon

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Denis Polic

"Since i have the Eventide H9, i enjoy every single minute in my studio, usind the deep dark echo algorythm from Blackhole (Eventide Space) called Darkmater. Its a sound i have been looking for a long time. So i turn it on and start jammin, and the ideas keep flowing and moving, and i could not stop, took the cam and tryed to save the moment. So there it is, hope you would like it and share and subscribe, thanks!!!

Gear used (in order of apperance):

Roland SE-02 Lead Sound
Moog Minitaur Bass Line
Novation MiniNova Pads
Arturia Microbrute 1st Sequence
Novation UltraNova 2nd Lead Sound
Roland System 1m 3rd Lead Sound
Waldorf Blofeld Trance Sequence
Novation Circuit 3rd Sequence
Waldorf Rocket 4th Sequence

Roland TR-8 and Novation Circuit as main rhythm section

Arturia BeatStep Pro and Keystep as main Sequencer

Korg X3 is only as MIDI Keybord in use for Roland SE-02

FX: Strymon DIG, Eventide H9, Supernatural Ambient Verbe, Boss DD7, Strymon blueSky, EQD Space Spiral

Everything is live played, no remastering or compression, and of course no DAW or other computer stuff involved, just me and my hardware.

Headphones highly recommended!!!!"

Falling - Ambient Guitar - Avalanche Run with Mother-32

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Chris Bartels

"Second freelance day. More fun with the Mother-32 and Avalanche Run. This time in relationship with some ambient guitar. Eastman guitar to Walrus Audio Deep Six and 385, to Avalanche Run."

Magnetic Field - Onde Magnėtique OM-1 + Strymon Magneto

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Scott Campbell

"Magnėtique meets Magneto"

See this post for details on the Onde Magnėtique OM-1.

SoundsDivine Raw Analogue Series Sample Libraries

Published on Mar 8, 2018 SoundsDivine

Available at

SoundsDivine 'Raw Analogue - System X'
SoundsDivine 'Raw Analogue - Voyetra 8'
SoundsDivine 'Raw Analogue - Memorymoog'
SoundsDivine 'Raw Analogue - ARP 2600'

Switch - Motas-6, DSI OB-6, MFB Dominion Club, Dominion & Tanzmaus, Akai MPC Live

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Cave Way

"Picked up the Motas-6 recently, which if you haven't seen or heard.... it is a paraphonic synth handmade in England. It is extremely versatile has a billion controls and every parameter has its own LFO/Envelope generator so the sound design goes deep. It sounds great. I've been sitting on this recording for awhile and finally had a chance to upload it. If I get some time, I'll put a proper sound demo out where the synth isn't sitting in a track."

More Motas here.

Touché & Novation Peak : Ticker Tape

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Expressive E

Touché & Novation Peak

"In this series of videos, we explore some of the presets for the Novation Peak that comes with every Touché.

Touché ships with Lié, its companion software. Lié is a host of plug-ins and comes with tailor-made sounds and configurations for a selection of synthesisers, as well as tools to make your own software and hardware presets.

Those hardware presets for Touché are templates that make your experience truly plug-and play with hardware synthesisers from Moog, Dave Smith, Korg, Roland, Nord, Yamaha, Novation, Elektron, Arturia, Waldorf...

For a selection of synths, the hardware presets for Touché are one step further, matching some of their factory presets.

All hardware presets can be saved in Touché's internal memory, in order to use Touché in standalone, without any computer."

Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard + Akai EWI USB Breath Controller Demo II

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Alex S.

"I thought I'd give my virtual analog clarinet sound another spin. The other sounds are preset patches, recorded one after the other onto my R24."

ARP Axxe

via this auction

Moog Voyager XL SE Black Tolex

via this auction

No Longer In production

Mint ! 10/10 Never Used

Analogue Solutions Telemark V2 SN 9272

via this auction

Analogue Solutions MEGACITY SN 9123

via this auction

Korg PolySix With Midi Mod

via this auction

"Excellent shape for its age."

ARP Omni 2 Analog Synthesizer SN 24731660

via this auction

SN 24731660 would make it this one.

"All original in good working order has been tested to check functionality. All the keys are working and have been tested. The side paneling has some damage but is strictly cosmetic and are the original pieces. The inside are in great shape as well (see photos.). There is one screw missing from the unit but is again only cosmetic and doesn't effect the playability. There is also a few scratches on the top of the unit (see photos.)."

Plankton Electronics Ants!

via this auction

Korg Z1 Physical Modeling Virtual Analog Synth

via this auction

Roland TB-303 BASS synthesizer serviced and adjusted

via this auction

ARP INSTANT ODYSSEY Rare Patch Panel Overlays

via this auction

"These hard to find vintage collectible patch panel overlays sit on top of your ARP Odyssey so you can quickly and easily dial up ARP factory patch settings for a number of sounds. ARP referred to this set of 16 patches as “Instant Odyssey”.

The sounds are as follows:

Country Guitar
Tune Noise
Classic Patch
Electric Bass
Cosmic Waterfall
Gusty Wind
Jazz Organ with Fuzz Wah
Clarinet Or Brass
Single Note Phase-Synchronized Oscillator"

LepLoop ,Treadstone - Analogue Solutions ,Vermona -Mono Lancet 15 , Mr.Hyde

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hypnosis only for freaks!!!
LepLoop , Treadstone - Analogue Solutions UK Ltd , Vermona -Mono Lancet 15 ,Mr.Hyde-Analogue Solutions and delays and reverbs"

Critter & Guitari - DJ Patch Record for Organelle

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Download here:
This is DJ Patch Record, a special kind of looper for the Organelle. Record a sample and play it back with two playheads! Change the speed of the master playhead and manipulate the second playhead as it relates to the master. Mix between the two and enjoy phasing, beat-chopping, echo and flange as the sample loops. Use the Organelle's keys to re-sync the second playhead, or to move it around the sample. A MIDI input will control the second playhead position."

One Hand Moog Jam (Moog DFAM, Mother-32 & MF Drive)

Published on Mar 8, 2018 HardtekStudios

"Time for quick semi-modular Moog jam using a handheld camera instead of a fixed angle. The Moog DFAM is showing of some good drum skills with plenty of FM style blips & bloops. The Mother-32 has some squelchy acid bass running thru the Minifooger Drive pedal for some overdrive & extra filtering."

"Best of CGS" Serge Modular + AUM iPad + Bastl 60 Knobs #TTNM

Published on Mar 8, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"I finally found a good setup to send my modular synth audio through my iPad for effects processing, so in this video I go heavy on the reverb and other FX. Listen with stereo speakers :D MORE INFO BELOW!


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Best of CGS Serge BOG, SWAMP & MARSH Modular Synthesizers
- Kymatica AUM with audio FX: Audio Damage QuatroMod, Bram Bos Kosmonaut, Kymatica AUFX: Space, Audio Damage Replicant 2, Holderness Media Crystalline
- Bastl 60 Knobs MIDI controller to control AUM + FX
- Zoom U-24 USB Audio/MIDI interface for the iPad
- Doepfer MSY2 MIDI to Analog Clock converter to sync the Serge to the iPad
- Zoom R16 for recording"

STG Envelope Generator CV demo (brought to you by TASCAM)

Published on Mar 8, 2018 suitandtieguy

"Just wanted to do a quick demo of only one function of the world's most advanced envelope generator and try out my new demo recording setup of iPod Touch and an iXR audio interface TASCAM was nice enough to give me."

See this post for additional details on STG Soundlabs "World's Most Advanced Envelope Generator".

CRAFTrhythm with parameter automation

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Modal Electronics

"With CRAFTrhythm now arriving in the hands of avid beatmakers across Europe, we thought we’d share some fun we’ve had creating beats with this machine standalone, no computer, no tablet - just rhythm.

Since the initial announcement of CRAFTrhythm we have added in 4 tracks of parameter animation that can be accessed directly from the front panel. In this video the two hi hat tracks have filter cutoff automation recorded live. Two more automation lanes are then enabled, affecting the pan and sample of another track."

Roland TR-08 Midi Editor / Controller - VST and Standalone -

Published on Mar 8, 2018 mller30161

'You can buy it on my homepage: https://tr-08-editor-controller.jimdo...
Price: 5,90€

This is my "TR-08 Midi Editor". The Midi Controller for the Roland Boutique TR-08 Rhythm Composer.
It is possible as VST and Standalone for PC 32/64 Bit and Mac as VST, AU and Standalone.
The „TR-08“ parameters can be automated, they can be stored in your Project.

With the X-Y-Pad any controller can be selected and controlled.

You can safe you sound as VST Presets (..fxp).

The hidden parameter "Tune","Comp" for BD and SD, „Decay" for RS, Clap, CB, Tom and CY and "Tune" for RS, CB, OH, Clap and CH , can be changed on the "TR-08 Midi Edtior", which are not present on the TR-08 surface."

Oberheim Sem - Two Minute Demo

Published on Mar 8, 2018 AsteroidKillerMusic

"A short demo of the Oberheim SEM analog synthesizer module. The sound was recorded direct in to the camera with no added effects."

AE Modular-Tangible Waves & Microgranny 2.0-Bastl Instruments

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular-Tangible Waves & Microgranny 2.0-Bastl Instruments
AE Modular is a modular system from Tangible Waves in combination with Microgranna 2.0 - a granular sampler from Bastl Instruments. At the beginning of some sounds, noise with a little crunchy but about a minute added bass with Ae Modular used analogue sequencer 16SEQ with AE Modular."

The Godfather theme (Cover | Soundtrack | Korg iWavestation iPad iOS app)

Published on Mar 8, 2018 Whentherushcomes

"Short cover of the Godfather soundtrack. Played on the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 MKII midi keyboard with the Korg iWavestation app (Dream Strings patch)."


Yamaha SY77 Rock & Pop Card

Published on Mar 7, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Patch n Tweak

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