MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Assembled PCBs for Google's NSynth Super Now Available for Pre-Order via Auxren

You can find the order form on Auxren's website here. Note the order is for the PCBs only, not the case as pictured. A Koryo Williamson said he will post STEP and STL files for the cases. See this post for additional details on Google's NSynth Super.

Elgam ES 2000 - Rare Synth Demo

Published on May 9, 2016 Synthetology

"This is probably the only demo about this synth.
Elgam was an Italian brand active during the Seventies. They mostly made electric organs. The ES 2000 is an exception, probably made just before the company closed (1982).

It is a very basic synth with one single oscillator capable of generating square/sawtooth waves. There are no controls for the oscillator because it is a preset synth with 15 different sounds (with funny names like Piano, Flute, Guitar, Oboe, Violin , etc...). The presets buttons modify the settings of the oscillator and maybe some EQ settings.

The player has access to the filter (non resonant): cutoff and envelope amount. There is one envelope (ADSR) for the filter and the volume. There is the portamento slider. There is the vibrato (LFO) with amplitude and rate sliders and one button to add some delay to the inset of the vibrato. That's all.

It isn't a synth with many features but it has a nice vintage sound.
In this video I played it dry or with some effects from my Novation X-Station (reverb, delay, chorus).
With one oscillator+chorus it is possible to obtain kind of a detuned fat sound."

Paia FATMAN analog synthesizer DEMO 2018

Published on Mar 15, 2018

The PAiA Fatman is a great intro to DIY.

"Demonstration of the Paia FATMAN analog synth.
All sounds from the FATMAN.
The sounds are dry or with effects (Novation X-Station).
A loop pedal was used too.

Evil Sounds from Paia FATMAN analog synth

The “C=MM² red” Commodore Music Maker Sexy Upgrade

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Perifractic's Retro Recipes

Note the above is a 2 part playlist. You can skip ahead using the player controls on bottom.

For those that want to build your own, you can find the parts list on Perifractic's Retro Recipes YouTube description here.

Part 1:
🕹 After seeing a beautiful piece of Akai kit called the “MPK mini red”, I realized I could recreate its look without taking up more space on my desk. And so v2 of the Commodore Music Maker (“CMM”) was born. I call it the “C=MM² red”, but you can just call it bloody sexy. Who needs E=MC² when you have C=MM². (Rhetorical question.)

Part 2:
Let’s finish my 'C=MM² red', record a new chiptune from it & make SID scream!
- All current and new Patreons (even at $1!) get access to their own shiny download link to own the full track PLUS a bonus polished ‘radio edit’ with sparkly percussion & echo added. So that’s 2 tracks for as little as 50¢ each.
- Better still as this video has no ads they also help support this retrochannel to hopefully keep bringing you content, so thank you!
- I’m very proud with how my original little SID song turned out! I hope it brings you joy.
🔗 Click here & own your copies now:

Black RE-303 Roland TB-303

via this auction

"Professionally built and working perfectly, this unit has the quicksilver upgraded CPU."

Roland TB-303 Bassline Devilfish Quicksilver Synthesizer SN 281

via this auction

via the seller: "Selling the ultimate 303!! I had this 303 modified by Robin a few years ago, he installed the Quicksilver CPU and did all devilfish mods. This 303 is amazing, it looks great and sounds amazing!!"

Yamaha DX7 Set-Ups Book

via this auction

"Yamaha DX7 Synthesizer - Legendary 80's FM Keyboard Synth Manual"

Haven't seen this one before. Unfortunately this is the only shot included in the listing.

"Blue-Eyed" Korg Polysix - recently restored, with MIDI and a Synth Cat

"A rather familiar bass-line. I'm just testing a newly-repaired Korg Polysix. This is playing in unison mode, although with only five ganged voices. No effects other than a small amount of reverb."

via this auction

"Sadly, something has to give. Too much kit in my life!

This is a 1982 Korg Polysix in excellent condition. It's been fully restored within the past two years, and is in really good cosmetic condition. If you're looking here, you know the specifications already, so no need for copypasta here.

Work done:

Old NiCad battery replaced with a brand-new NiMH battery. Not a lithium cell. The CPU card was blissfully unharmed by the usual battery leak problems that these get - check the photos.
The power supply transformer has been replaced with a super quiet, efficient toroidal unit, capable of running at 220V as well as 110V.
One VCF chip - an SSM2044 - was replaced with a brand-new old stock item.
Synth was completely recalibrated and tuned and is working perfectly.
A Tauntek MIDI input board was fitted. This really enhances the machine by allowing MIDI note in, as well as syncing the arpeggiator clock over MIDI.

Yes, I changed out the LEDs for blue ones, while replacing some scratchy, worn pots. Series resistors were recalculated to dial back the intensity. It's not as piercing as in the photos. Will take some more pics soon. I think they really match the panel decals well, by YMMV. I'm happy to change them back to generic red (or anything, really) for the lucky buyer."

No, it does not appear that the cat is included.

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS VOCAL & TUBE PAD

Published on Mar 15, 2018 synths colors

"No External Effect Added, As Usual..."

Jomox T-Resonator w/PS SN 2008-0243

via this auction

"One used (1) Jomox T-Resonator with Power Supply..... the 'T' stands for Time.

The T-Resonator transforms timely events into an analog feedbacked filter network.

You can select 8 different delay algorithms, each with different delays and different feedbacks and modulate them even with an LFO. Delays reach from less than a millisecond to 1 second, range and structure is depending on the algorithm. The sine LFO gets retriggered by the audio signal and can be shaped with the audio envelope or just run alone. In center position the amount is 0, to the left it's envelope-shaped LFO, to the right it's only LFO.

The filters are made from discreet parts and form a 24 dB pole lowpass filter transistor cascade.They can -be self feedbacked and be coupled or feedbacked with each other, so that extreme sounds and chaotic states create - all what you need today for creative analog sound design.

Incredible bass gains or screaming scratch sounds are no problem. IN FACT THESE CAN BLOW YOUR SPEAKERS IF YOU DON'T WATCH WHAT YOU'RE DOING,

The input has an adjustable gain and a Hi-Z input to plug in a guitar directly. Any line level signal can be processed, be it either mono or stereo.

-Stereo OR Mono In
-Stereo Out
-Envelope follower with LFO
-2 filters
-2 delay lines /chorus /reverb
-8 Algorithms
-Positive feedback loops
-Cross feedback
-FM feedback"

Roland JU-06 + JP-08 Boutique Desktop Synths

via this auction

Note this one is in via rosynth, an early supporter of MATRIXSYNTH.

Dwarfcraft Devices - Grazer Granular Glitch Pedal

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Demoing the Grazer with a Critter & Guitari Organelle and a stratocaster plus using it with a expression pedal to control the Pitch. The Grazer is a granular repeater and glitch machine, which builds sounds by continuously taking tiny samples from the input audio. The sounds range from off-kilter echoes, all the way up to harsh machine glitches.

Dwarfcraft Devices Grazer - Available here:

Critter & Guitari Organelle:"

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

RePro Combo by BoB swanS Presets

A new bank of presets for U-he Repro
This bank includes 120 Patches:

70 new patches for Repro-5
This pack is similar to my 1st pack and includes more
Classic and Contemporary Basses, Leads, Keys, Pads and Fx
with lots of Mod wheel and Aftertouch Modulation

50 New patches for Repro-1
My 1st attempt at programming this Bass Monster,
This pack includes Bass, Leads, FX, Perc loops and Sequences
with the usual Mod wheel and Aftertouch Modulation

The pack is available now at the introductory discount 34% off , It will be 15 Euro after the promotional period of one week.
Please use discount code "Combo" at checkout
Repro Combo is available here

I will also be selling this and my 1st pack for Repro-5 as a Bundle, This will be in total 270 Patches for Repro with an introductory discount of 23%,
It will be 26 Euro after the promotional period.
Please use discount code "Bundle" at checkout

Repro Bundle is available here"

First Hour with 2 Moog DFAM drummer from another mothers

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Ritchie DeCarlo

"Some highlights from my first hour with these 2 beasts!
No effects. Live recording in stereo"

Synth Sounds of Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" w/ the DSI Prophet-6

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Reverb

"Talking Heads classic 'This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)' shows off synthesizers heavily, but it was recorded and performed completely using a single keyboard: the Prophet 5. William Kurk is here to run through the grooves in our studio (using the Prophet 6) to help you feel right at home when you experiment with the Synth Sounds of...Talking Heads.

Read more on Reverb:"

Dave Smith OB6 Demo

Published on Jul 21, 2016 Andy Matic

Dave Smith Prophet 6 Demos

Published on Jul 17, 2016 Andy Matic

Access Virus Update in the Works?

NAMM 2018 - Christoph Kemper - KUCR Published on Feb 1, 2018

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Comes in right at the beginning and some talk at 9:15. Not clear what it might be, or when it might happen, but I can state this: I finally ordered a Virus TI2 desktop back in January and am still waiting to hear back. There is no word if they have been discontinued, if more are being produced, or if orders are on hold for an updated model. I'm hoping for an updated model myself. We'll see if anything is mentioned at the upcoming Musikmesse or Superbooth.

Video description:
"We speak with the legendary programmer Christoph Kemper who designed the Access Virus, the Kemper Profiling Amplifier, and much more."

Update via bacizone in the comments:

"As he mentioned, it will not happen these days. I expect around 3-4 years later, once the current DSP technology will not be is really available anymore.

MONOZYGOTIC// OB-66, Prophet-12, Sub37, TR-8 x2

Published on Mar 15, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Capman rides again."

fun stuff.

New Dreadbox & Polyend Synth in the Works

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,”

Machines In Music - Mystic Circuits

Machines In Music - Mystic Circuits 0HP

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Thonk Synth DIY

"Buy Mystic Circuits DIY products here -"

Machines In Music - Mystic Circuits Spectra Mirror

See the Machines in Music label below for more.

Machines In Music - Landscape AllFlesh

Machines In Music - Landscape AllFlesh

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Thonk Synth DIY

Buy AllFlesh DIY kits here -

See the Machines in Music label below for more.

Catalyst Audio Buchla 100 explorations

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Todd Barton

"continued explorations: patches 2, 3 and 4."

Roland GR-55 Cooper FX Outward Dwarfcraft Grazer and Red Panda Tensor

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"Experimenting with the GR55, 2 x Cooper FX Outward, Dwarfcraft Grazer, and Red Panda Tensor.
Please support this channel by signing up to our email list or purchasing a sample pack at"

Artists & ARTURIA #46 Anna Straker meets DrumBrute

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Arturia

"In our video interview with rising star Anna Straker, we chat about how she discovered her passion for music production, her love of London, and how she integrates the Arturia DrumBrute into her infectious fusion of electro, 90s pop and trip hop."

Arturia: 3 Filters You'll Actually Use: Tutorial & Press Release

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Arturia

"Putting the world's most famous analog synth filters in your DAW might sound a little daunting, but don't worry: Lyli's here to guide you. Together, we'll explore M12-Filter, Mini-Filter, and SEM-Filter, and discover their creative possibilities."

Also see: Arturia Announces 3 Filters You'll Actually Use - Matrix-12, SEM & Moog

And the official press release:

"Renowned for their award-winning virtual instruments modelled on classic synths and keyboards of yesteryear, French audio software and hardware company Arturia have used their modelling expertise to isolate iconic synth filters as standalone software plugins. This concise collection of 3 recreated analog filters not only gives DAW users 3 great sounding effects, but also lets them use these classic filters on any audio source in their software studio.

Arturia know that musicians, both experienced and aspiring, can easily become frustrated with the dizzying array of plugins available these days. With so much choice, it’s often difficult to choose effects that satisfy your creative needs. Arturia has created 3 Filters You’ll Actually Use to give musicians a small, but manageable set of plugins that sound fantastic, are based on legendary synth hardware, and include exciting modern features.

Using their exclusive True Analog Emulation technology, Arturia’s developers were able to analyze and accurately recreate the behaviour and response of each original analog filter, separating them from their host synth, making them available as individual preamps. Modelled on, and inspired by the functionality of famous synths from industry legends Bob Moog and Tom Oberheim, this collection brings the iconic sound of their filters to a new generation of music producers and performers, and updates their functionality with inspiring contemporary features.

Demonstrating the wide variety and style of effects possible using 3 Filters You'll Actually Use, Arturia have released a thorough tutorial video featuring Lyli, one of their in-house sound designers. Users will be able to hear the difference between each filter's core sound, as well as be guided through the more complex elements, like getting hands on with the hugely powerful sequencers.

3 Filters You’ll Actually Use contains:
Mini-Filter: Based on the filter found in Bob Moog’s 70s monosynth, users will be able to shape any sound in their DAW with the power of this famous 24dB per octave low-pass filter. This software version also features an LFO, envelope follower, and step sequencer.

SEM-Filter: Based on the filter found in a truly historic synth, arguably the first standalone, self-contained synthesizer ever made. Tom Oberheim’s famous state-variable filter has been reborn as a software plugin, and features a simple mod matrix with gate sequencer and mod sources.

M12-Filter: A software recreation of the multi-mode filter found in the legendary 80s analog polysynth: Matrix-12. This plugin not only perfectly emulates its response, but also offers twin analog filters, filter processing, modulation envelopes, and a comprehensive mod matrix.

All 3 of these plugins features a beautiful high quality GUI, and a whole host of presets from Arturia’s sound designers to get you inspired, let you kick-start your creativity, and give you a solid base to create your own unique filter sounds and patterns.

Until April 5th 2018, 3 Filters You'll Actually Use and its sibling effect bundle 3 Preamps You'll Actually Use will be available for an introductory offer price:
3 Filters You’ll Actually Use will be available for 99 €/US$ , and 199 €/US$ after the promotion.
3 Preamps You’ll Actually Use will be available for 199 €/US$ , and 299 €/US$ after the promotion.
Owners of Arturia V Collection, or any other software or hardware instruments are encouraged to log in to their MyArturia accounts on the Arturia website to take advantage of exclusive crossgrade deals."

Moog DFAM Warrior Drums

Published on Mar 15, 2018 PaulLawlerMusic

"Short video of a self patched DFAM rhythm."

NORD LEAD 1 Virtual Analog Synthesizer 1995

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Andy Matic

Volca Sample - First Jam

Published on Mar 15, 2018 SYNTHWAY

"This is my first recorded live jam with the Korg Volca Sample. It's an incredible machine for the money, and can get you into creative places very quickly. It is also an excellent drum machine if you want it - way better than the Volca Beats alternative.

Samples come from: PO-12, TR-808, JU-06, Rytm.
I'm still feeding samples to it, trying to find ideal sounds, but can take awhile.

Thank you for watching!"

Noise Engineering Bin Seq Tutorial, Demo, and Mini-jam session

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Noise Engineering

"In this demo, Patrick OBrien (obrienmedia) walks us through the Bin Seq gate sequencer.

0:07 Tutorial
1:50 Demo
3:13 Mini-jam

Bin Seq is an eight-step switchable gate sequencer. Each switch has three positions: off, tied gate, or short gate. Reset in allows you to make the sequence as short as you want. Ideal for creating and manipulating rhythmic sequences in live sets or for fun rhythmic CV sequences.

Bin Seq ships March 16, 2018."

Roland SH7 synthesiser in superb condition

via this auction

"Launched by Roland in the late 70s as their flagship monosynth at the time, the culmination of the legendary SH range. Its a powerful and flexible beast and rare to find too, particularly in this condition.

About this Roland SH7

Overall, the synth is in superb working condition.

The front panel is very clean, with hardly a mark to be seen, just small blemishes. The side panels are really tidy with only minor marks and a little corner wear. The back panel is very good with only minor marks. The tolex casing is also in very tidy condition too.

All knobs, sliders and switches are present, original and function correctly.

The unit has had a recent service and been fully tested and is working as it should be."

Roland JD-800 w/ New Keybed

via this auction

"Serviced - incl NEW keybed installed."

Akai VX600 synthesiser in excellent condition SN 30615-00543

via this auction

"Overall, the synth is in superb working condition. The front panel is very clean, with hardly a mark to be seen, just small blemishes. The aluminium side panels are really tidy with only minor marks. The back panel is very clean with only minor blemishes to the paintwork.

All knobs, sliders, buttons and switches are present, original and function correctly.

The unit has been fully tested, a new backlight installed, calibration procedure checked and the oscillator tuning and scaling confirmed."

Doepfer Dark Energy MK1 Analog Semi Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg POLY-800 MKII Vintage Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Case SN 006351

via this auction

Alienoids Attark! (Akai Tom cat thru Korg TP-2 w/ Circuit Bent Kawai K1m)

Published on Mar 15, 2018 HardtekStudios

"For this track, different types of gear will team up to battle the Attark of the Alienoids. The Akai Tom Cat is going thru the TP-2 Tube Preamp for some toasty tube crunch & optical compression. The Disco Tom track of the Tom Cat is sequencing the Circuit Bent Kawai K1m. All of this recorded into Logic with some extra compression, EQ & reverb."

Granular Ambient #6

Published on Mar 15, 2018 On High Mountains

"Clouds on a cloudy day."

Granular Ambient

iTunes: Borderlands Granular - Chris Carlson

Roland SH-101 Overview Videos by Marc Doty aka AutomaticGainsay

Published on Mar 15, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"


00-The Roland SH-101-Introduction/theme
Here is the answer to the question posed by the last video... what synthesizer was used to make the music in that video? Well, it was the Roland SH-101. Here is the theme of the upcoming Roland SH-101 series wherein you can see each part of the multitracked performances that comprise it.
01-The Roland SH-101-Part 1-Oscillators Part 1
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the oscillator on the Roland SH-101.
02-The Roland SH-101-Part 2-Oscillator Part 2
Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the oscillator found on the Roland SH-101.
03-The Roland SH-101-Part 3-Filter
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Roland SH-101 filter.
04-The Roland SH-101-Part 4-Modulation
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the modulation section of the Roland SH-101.
05-The Roland SH-101-Part 5-VCA and Envelope
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the VCA and envelope present on the Roland SH-101.
06-The Roland SH-101-Part 6-Automation (sequencer, etc.)
Here is a demonstration of the functionality of the digital sequencer, etc. present on the Roland SH-101.

Motas-6 synth demo 04

Published on Mar 15, 2018 MotasSynth

"Motas-6 analogue synth. A little room reverb applied. Demo #04."

See the Motas label below for more.

Pat McMaster Live on PHENOL

Published on Mar 15, 2018 KilpatrickAudio

"We are pleased to present Montreal-based musician Pat McMaster doing a live set on PHENOL, with help from DFAM, Linnstrument and a few others.

Recorded Monday, March 12, 2018 at Modular Mondays at Eastern Bloc in Montreal.

More about Pat here:"

meng qi - glittering skys go dark

Published on Mar 15, 2018 Meng Qi

"Mannequins W/ promotion song."

Waldorf Blofeld - Dream Pluck

Published on Mar 15, 2018 chronosproject

full soundbank -

Solder wire - Low vs High Quality

Published on Feb 25, 2018 Androkavo

For the DIYers out there and those just curious. Not all solder is the same.

Remember to check the reviews on Amazon and other sites. And always check the negative reviews to see what problems people report.

From the video:

"Cheap solder, it's Not 60/40 alloy, maybe 10/90 or other alloy for reduce cost
Some good brands : Asahi, Electroloy, Lodestar, Mechanic, Kester, ...
Asahi :
Electroloy :
Lodestar :
Mechanic :
Kester :"

Roland D-05 Boutique Demos by DKS SYNTH LAB

Published on Mar 14, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Roland D-05 Boutique Part. 1 [Classic Sounds]
Roland D 05 Boutique Preset Part. 2
Roland D-05 Boutique Part. 3

Illustrating Voltage Offsets with VCOs, VCFs, and LPGs - Eurorack Modular

Published on May 12, 2017 Analog Analogies

"Demystifying the behavior of voltage offsets.

-= Modules Used =-
Pittsburgh Modular Waveforms VCO
Doepfer A-111-1 VCO 2
Doepfer A-101-1 Vactrol VCF
Make Noise LXd
Make Noise Maths
Intellijel Quadra"

And a few videos from Analog Analogies on VCAs:

Published on Jan 10, 2017 Analog Analogies

A Few Uses for VCAs - Eurorack Modular [CV Intensity and Amplitude Modulation]
VCAs and Sidechain "Ducking" Pt. I - Super Synthesis 'VCAs'
VCAs and Sidechain "Ducking" Pt. II - Common VCA Types

Distco - Ebi & Flow - Modular in 4K UHD

Published on Mar 14, 2018 Distortion Productions

"Full video of modular patch sequenced by Four Bricks Rook, Voltage Block and uScale. Sound sources: Cwejman BLD & VCO6, SSF Entity Percussion Synth and Intellijel Plonk. The low frequencies of the BLD are only audible on headphones or subwoofers. Filmed on the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K, available in 4K UHD."

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