MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday, April 01, 2018

GeoShred MPE Tutorial - Moog Model15 and Animoog

Published on Apr 1, 2018 redskylullaby

"How to set up GeoShred to send Midi Polyphonic Expression (MPE) data to Moog Model 15 and Animoog apps."

Vintage - Rare Thomas "Band Master" Polyphonic Synthesizer Kit

via this auction

"Rare old Thomas organ "Band Master" polyphonic synthesizer kit in its original box. I assume this was something that could be added to a Thomas organ? Might be a fun project."

Never seen one in the flesh before. A repair manual was featured back in 2013 here, and a Thomas Band Master Model 55 here.

Vintage Korg M500 Micro-Preset Synth SN 770675

via this auction

"Korg M500 Micro-Preset synthesizer keyboard from the late 70's. Has some functional issues - read below:

Cosmetically good - see pictures. Some of the keys have some grayish discoloration. It might be removable, but I didn't want to hit is with chemicals. Missing the caps on the Traveler and Modulation Depth sliders.

Functional issues - the "Synth 1" and "Synth 2" buttons are not producing any audio output. The "Brass" button is outputting sound at a lower level from the rest of the sounds. The other sounds all seem to work correctly. The modulation seems to work and the portamento seems to work. All of the keyboard keys seem to trigger correctly."

"Arachnophonics" analogue semi-modular synth jam

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Ludwig Kopp


Akai Rhythm Wolf & Dreadbox Erebus driven by Arturia Beatstep.

Waldorf Wave 32voices Cadium Red

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Synth Love

"This is my second Wave in my Studio .... 32voices :)
unfortunately for personal reasons I am forced to sell it"


The Cadium Red Waldorf Wave has to be the sexiest looking synthesizer ever, imo.

Distorted synths on a dystopian SE London canal flyover

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Korg Volca FM and other synths + me on viola through a Big Muff and a Looptrotter Monster"

Free CR-78 Kit for Roland TR-8S

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Acid Alex

"I made a CR-78 Kit for the Roland TR-8S that I would like to share with you.

You can download the kit for free below."

Metasonix R-54 mkII VCO/VCF Eurorack Synth Module

via this auction

Trivial Systems KB-3 Kowbell Kontroller

via @RetroSynthAds

"Trivial Systems KB-3 Kowbell Kontroller. From April '86 Spec Sheet section of @KeyboardMag . Who doesn't need more cowbell. Also - I'd like to point out, someone actually BUILT that. Kudos.

No disrespect to Tito Puente intended."

Voyetra Sequencer Plus Mark III & MIDI Meets Guitar at NAMM '85

WBRA Television - Wayne Joness - December 1987 - Festival Fillers - Voyetra Sequencer Plus Mark III

Published on Mar 31, 2018 WayneJoness

"Video recorded in December of 1987, live at WBRA Television Studios in Roanoke, Virginia. Many thanks to Maureen Eiger who made this video possible. I used Voyetra Sequencer Plus Mark III, with a Kawai R50 drum machine, Roland JX-10 (synth brass), Yamaha TX-81Z (bass and other parts), and a humble Casio CZ-101 as my solo synth. More info:"

Also check out NAMM Expo '85 MIDI Meets Guitar By Tom Mulhern on Wayne Scott Joness' Vintage Roland Guitar Synth site.

On the Octave-Plateau Voyetra MIDI Guitar pictured below:

"The Octave-Plateau Voyetra MIDI Guitar (about $2,000.00) is a polyphonic synthesizer controller. It has no sound generating circuitry, but it can link directly to any MIDI-equipped synthesizer. Programs can be recalled via the numerical keypad on its upper bout, and such parameters as vibrato and pitch bending can be programmed into the touch plate/pickguards. Besides putting out a MIDI signal, it has a standard guitar pickup output."

"The successful hardware and software company Octave-Plateau Voyetra showed up to the 1985 Summer NAMM show with what may be the rarest MIDI guitar of all time, the Octave-Plateau Voyetra MIDI Guitar.

As a software company producing the acclaimed Sequencer Plus sequencing software, Octave-Plateau Voyetra had plenty of programming chops.

But the company was also responsible for the Voyetra Eight, a cutting edge polyphonic analog synthesier using a serial interface that predated MIDI.

Unlike the Roland 24-pin compatible guitars, Voyetra did not use pitch-to-MIDI processing, but instead used a microprocessor to scan the guitar for activity generated by the contact strings to the frets. This is approach is clearly faster and more accurate than the pitch-to-MIDI approach. In addition, the guitar had no less than 8 programmable knobs and switches for real-time control of various MIDI parameters. Notice in the photo the two rack-mount Voyetra Eight synths, presumably being controlled by the Octave-Plateau Voyetra MIDI Guitar

Little is known about this MIDI guitar. I have only found two references to the guitar, in the issue of Guitar Player Magazine, from September 1985, and in the English music technology magazine, Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, also from September of 1985."

Passover & Easter Synthesizer Jams

Published on Mar 31, 2018 CatSynth TV

"In honor of Passover we bring you the Matroh Man performing the traditional holiday song Dayenu.

Synthesizers used in this performance:
Minimoog Model D (Original Edition)
Roland VP-03 Vocoder
Nord Stage EX

Chag Pesach Sameach!"

Happy Easter with my Synths!

Published on Mar 30, 2018 heckenschreck

"Jamming with some of my favourite Synths. Memorymoog plays a Sequence synced 24ppqn, Linndrum synced 48ppqn, Quadra modified for Trigger Sync and CS-30 driven by Midi-synced Tenori-On. Imperfect solos are not really intended but unavoidable... and the ending should have been an end, not a sheer stop...
Anyway, thanks for watching - and - happy easter!"

Happy Easter Jam - Digitone & Digitakt

Published on Mar 30, 2018 Kapuzal

"Ich wünsche euch heute schon ein frohes Osterfest, ein wunderschönes langes (musikalisches) Osterwochenende. Viel Spaß beim Eiersuchen!

Hier meine kleine Osterhasen Jam :-)

Happy Easter Holidays to all and a wonderful long weekend. Have fun to search your easter eggs ;-)

Here is my little Jam for Eastern :-)

#digitakt #digitone #hades #rolandtr8 #stubenmusi #osterhasen #ostern #techno #bpm130 #dawless #analog"

1983 Roland TR-606 Drumatix and TS-404 Multitrax Sequencer Ad

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the write-up.

"Roland TR-606 Drumatix drum machine and TS-404 Multitrax sequencer full colour advertisement from page 49 in the August 1983 issue of Keyboard Magazine."


Monopoly Board Game Update Coming to KORG iMono/Poly for iOS

Published on Apr 1, 2018 thesoundtestroom

iTunes: KORG iMono/Poly - KORG INC.

As you can see, this is real. Best April 1st update ever...

"Please help support thesoundtestroom by becoming a Patreon for as little as $1 a month.
You will also have access to exclusive Patreon only content and videos."

Published on Mar 31, 2018 Korg

"The popular board game Monopoly as a synthesizer!? More about at Monopoly x iMono/Poly at:

Monopoly is the world’s most popular board game, sold globally since 1935 and holding the largest cumulative number of players in the world! With the same name as the board game (almost!) the KORG iMono/Poly brings you an unexpectedly fun collaboration. Monopoly has now teamed up with KORG iMono/Poly! With a design that gives you the feeling of actually playing Monopoly, it’s sure to give an enjoyable boost to your inspiration. Enjoy a new synthesizer experience with Monopoly × iMono/Poly!

* This is not an April Fool's joke.
* And we are now offering a limited-time 50% off sale until April 22, 2018. Don't miss it!"

20180401 Flux Capacitor Update2

Published on Apr 1, 2018 LivewireSynthesizers

"testing 1st feature of the Flux Capacitor: external CV control of the modulation range"

Raw & Nasty CGS Serge Sounds #TTNM

Published on Apr 1, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"A quick recording of a patch with really growly, liquid and generally harsh sounds, thanks to the Serge Wave Multipliers :D


Synth T-Shirts:


Audio gear used:
- Best of CGS Serge BOG, MASRH & SWAMP
- AUM iOS App with AUFX: Space Reverb
- Zoom U-24 iPhone Audio & MIDI Interface
- Zoom R16 Audio Recorder

BURG - blue moon array (subsequent 37, avalon, digitakt, modular)

Published on Apr 1, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

This track was a big struggle, getting the subsequent 37 and grandstage to fit into the mix and workflow took a few days to get right. Also, I managed to make some proper misses while recording, so i had to do 7 or 8 retakes of the track until i finally got one I was happy with.

Also, since I have started filming everything in 1080p my cameras tend to get filled up way more quickly than before, so I did a take where the audio was good.. but I have no footage, haha. Need to get bigger SD cards OR just clear the old videos more regularly (not to self).

On this track I wanted get the subsequent 37 into its place, solos, leads etc will be the main use case .. good thing is that I can now alternate the ms-20 and S37, the KORG is acually doing a sequence on this one which is lovely since I have been using is mainly for leads.

There is a lot of stuff going on in this track. S37 has the RE-20 delay + strymon bluesky (plate algorithm). Grandstage has reverse delay from the particle + a big blackhole reverb from the eventide. Avalon handles the main bassline together with one of the volcas.

Digitakt is on beats and dub-chord duty plus some hihats and rimshots from the TR-8.

The modular has 4 sounds, BIA percussion, intro sequence on the braids, doepfer uVCO A-111-3 does the main top line sequence, rings does a shimmer style background sequence. All controlled by the eloquencer + the q-bit octone.

FX in modular rack, strymon timeline and keeley caverns, the EQD pedals are not in use on this one.

Gear list:

Moog subsequent 37, KORG grandstage, Nord NLA1, KORG ms-20 mini + SQ-1 sequencer, elektron digitakt, ROland TR-8, avalon bassline, KORG volca bass + volca keys.

Analog four, 0-coast, volca fm, and second volca bass are not in use.

Current modular rack -

FX list:

RE-20 + strymom bluesky (S37), eventide space, catalinbread CSIDMAN, red panda particle, (Grandstage), strymon el capistan (ms-20 mini), ms70 CDR (volca keys), Strymon timeline + keeley caverns (modular), KORG kaoss PAD (samples).

I hope you will enjoy this one.



ROOFTOPS from VGU39 on Vimeo.

Technical Details:

Macbeth Elements Synthesizer

Delay: Eventide “H9”

Reverb: Strymon "Big Sky"

Delay: Strymon "Dig"

Grid Music meets 0-Coast (part 2)

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Grid Music

iTunes: Grid Music - Michael Daines

SundaySynth #4 : Return of the Korg Volca Filter

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Khoral Central

"Still working on the new live set... Digitakt+DSI Tempest+Novation Peak+Volca Keys" introduces DPDT32

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Vladimir Pantelic

"Introducing the DPDT32 Eurorack module, a 2-channel two-way switch with middle position that can switch your most powerful bass lines and the most heavy synth leads without effort. it draws no rack power but it can take up to 32A per channel and has enough headroom for 12V, 15V and even 380V systems! 12hp, skiff friendly, but you might need to leave the lid at home"

How to get POW.ER from the Moog Mother 32 to the DFAM

Published on Apr 1, 2018 HardtekStudios

"Special Easter Special. Time to bring some POW.ER from the Moog Mother-32 Eurorack Analog Synthesizer into the Moog Drummer From Another Mother Analog Drum Synthesizer.
Of course this is also a Special April Fools Day special. You can't route electricity from the Mother-32 to the DFAM, but you can route
Waveform &
POW.ER-Get it!?!? April Fools!"

skinnerbox live (elektron digitakt, minimoog, juno106)

Published on Apr 1, 2018 skinnerbox

0-Coast Click Track

Published on Apr 1, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"Keep your rock band in time with the 0-Coast! Don't use it as a coaster though, your drink won't be able to handle the vibrations."

Winter Modular ELOQUENCER // First Test

Published on Apr 1, 2018 Genshi Media Group


I'm testing out a more minimal setup for my live performances, with the help of my newly acquired Winter Modular ELOQUENCER; seen here sequencing Mutable Instruments Plaits, Braids, Rings and Intellijel Plonk (with Clouds on Reverb duty.) Drums are from two Erica Synths Pico Drums sequenced by a Varigate 4+ (off screen.) That empty space you see in the case is reserved for my forthcoming Mutable Instruments Marbles!"

Behringer D Roland JX-305 Analog Bass Digital Beats Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Apr 1, 2018 SynthgodXXX

Update: one more:

Behringer D Exploration in Bass & Time Analog Synthesizer Minimoog Clone Rik Marston

Published on Apr 1, 2018 SynthgodXXX

"Behringer D Roland JX-305 "Analog Bass Digital Beats" 2018 Synthesizer Demo by Rik Marston **100% No Talking!!!**
**Watch in HD** **TURN IT UP!!**

If you like the sound of the Moog Minimoog Voyager, Minitaur, Little Phatty and more like it for your next track, for ANY device that uses .WAVs, + you want it budget friendly check out:
Reverb MOOG Synth Collection Sample Pack DOWNLOAD NOW SAME DAY on!!! :)
Get these custom sounds in .WAV format to be used in your tracks TODAY!
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The Behringer D in action with the Roland JX-305
Groovesynth as midi master. Nothing serious, just a JAM.
The Behringer D responds well to midi & is very expressive.
I wanted to test it out in a midi setup to see if it can take
the heat. It can do it very well thank you! So fun, SO COOL!
Recorded into Ableton Live with basic Delay :)
Thank you for watching!!"

Korg Monologue - some of my presets/patches (demo) by DreamsOfWires

Published on Apr 1, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Korg Monologue - some of the presets I made for this little analog synth. As an inexpensive monosynth, it has quite a pallet of sounds really; harsh & cold to soft & warm. I particularly like the variable waveforms and the ability to modulate them with the LFO.
Not the usual musical composition I normally upload, and no accompanying video footage this time, but I thought I'd break things up a bit with occasional gear demos. More of both coming soon, so subscribe or follow my Facebook page for regular updates. My music can also be purchased on Bandcamp, and you can support my work on Patreon (and see a few exclussive updates/versions). Links below.
See my other videos for more Monologue and other analogue synthesizer music.
By the way, I don't share presets or patches, sorry."

minilogue jdSound0401

Published on Mar 31, 2018 ryouichi harada

*Very Rare* ARP 4-Voice Electric Piano

Published on Mar 31, 2018 Kory Westerhold

"Just a simple walkthrough video of the ARP 4 voice electric piano I have for sale on Reverb. The piano itself is quite rare, and there aren’t any videos I could find of one online, so hopefully this is helpful to the 2 of you out there looking for more info in them 🤣

As far as I can tell, these were released (for a minute) under the ARP badge, but later rebranded to Rhodes when CBS musical instruments bought out ARP.

The preset voices one this are a traditional acoustic piano, something like a Wurlitzer, a Rhodes-y type electric piano and a harpsichord.

Hope this was helpful.

Also the sound seems to get a little out of sync towards the end. Sorry!"

via this auction

"These were later rebranded under the Rhodes name after CBS Musical Instruments bought out ARP. Not much info is available on them online unfortunately, but basically it's a 4 voice electric piano with sounds similar to a acoustic piano, a Rhodes, Wurlitzer and harpsichord."

Univox Mini-Korg K-2 Synthesizer SN 0394

via this auction

Crumar Bit 01 Rackmount Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS Digital Vector Synthesizer 1.2 OS SN 1350

via this auction

Curious if the aftertouch works on this one.

"The Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS digital vector synthesizer. Rare, and even rarer in this NEAR MINT condition and with these specifications.

Sequential Circuits PROPHET VS digital vector synthesizer (user switchable USA/EU voltage (110v or 220v).
This is the only model that includes the musically distinctive vector waveform synthesis (realtime joystick controlled modulation/mixing of four unique high-quality digital waveforms), with the warmth of true analog filters (VCF) and amplifiers (VCA), DUAL LFOs and analog chorus. The Prophet VS stands in a class of one with a most unique sound signature that is a true joy to play and hear. Operating System Ver. 1.2 (rare and last, most expansive and most stable OS version)..."

"Very hard to find in this of condition, and especially with the rare OS Ver. 1.2. These were over-engineered and built by American craftsmen like a tank, to last.

Such an elegant musical instrument: Consider these features:

Roland TB-303

via this auction

Kick.S Live / Monophonic 5 Live recording. (Mar.31, 2018) @TSUKAMOTO Elevate

Published on Mar 31, 2018 Kick.S

-- Track list --
00:00 / X1268
06:31 / X1269
13:25 / X1267
21:34 / X1262

/// Equipment ////
Electribe SX
Operation Overlord

xOxbOx 2VCO
xOxbOx xOxHaert-mod

Novation Bass Station Keyboard

via this auction

E-MU XL-7 Loop Noodle (Synthesis on a groove box ?)

Published on Mar 31, 2018 100 Things I Do

"There was a time where almost everyone manufacture had a Groove box in their line. At first they started out as a way to give people access to classic Roland sounds of the 808's 909's 303's and Juno and Jupiters. Over time they became a lot more complex. Close to the end of the era they were almost complete studios in a box. The E-mu XL 7 uses Emu's Command station form factor with the ability to add and use the sounds of the desktop models via Flash rom. Up to 4 different modules can be installed at any time. Most of the final range of romplers that came from EMU were made available in ROM format. Mine contains the Xtreme Lead + Proteus ROM's.

Interestingly besides just having samples of other instruments and sounds the XL-7 also comes with the normal building blocks of Sine, Saw, Square and Triangle waves. While not quite a virtual analog it has the complete flexibility to create and manipulate patches like any other synth. Also included are the famous E-mu Z-Plane filters first seen in the Morpheus! All in all I would put this in the same league as the JD-800!

Interestingly besides just having samples of other instruments the XL-7 also comes with the normal building blocks of Sine, Saw, Square and Triangle waves. While not quite a virtual analog it has the complete flexability to create and manipulate patches like any other synth. Also included are the famous E-mu Z-Plane filters first seen in the Morpheus!"

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