MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday, April 05, 2018

TOM-1501 RARE USSR Soviet Russian Analog Strings Synthesizer

Published on Apr 5, 2018 GLvintageSHOP

via this auction

"It is a Russian version of Crumar or Solina String Ensemble.

Very FAT warm strings, punched brass through REZ FILTER with ADR, cool piano, clavichord, built-in analog chorus, vibrato, split keyboard, multi stereo outputs, pedal input etc...

Strong solid wood case. Old USSR price in soviet rubles 1225 (about 1500 USD! at that time). Produced in 1980x- beginnig 1990.

Electro synth-organ TOM-1501 – analog polyphonic instrument with 61 keys and control sliders/knobs on front panel.
Keyboard may be split into two zones. Provide sound like: piano, clavinet, orchestra (violin, alto, contrabass) and brass instruments.

Contents basic modules: generator, 12 manipulators, sublow generator, line delay, brass-filter, block filters, out amplifier, AC block, pedal volume, pedal sustain.

Front panel control sliders and knobs:


Koma Komplex Skip Step Demo

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Martin Doudoroff

"Demonstration of using the skip step jack to advance the phasing between two simple sequences"

Claude Debussy "Clair de Lune" // a modular reflection

Published on Apr 5, 2018 ann annie

"in a modular landscape ~

patch notes below...

Instagram: @annnannie
a haiku:
from the modular,
a landscape a wee sterile,
just a reflection ~


- Sequencing 4 Voices ~ Two note and Two Velocity.
- Note Tracks sequencing Rings Pitch.
- Velocity Tracks controlling rings brightness CV.
- Sequence written from a Kawai Piano. ~ Piano Midi out -- Logic Pro X -- Hermod -- Voices.

In 4 voice polyphonic mode processed by clouds.

In Granular mode warping under LFO's from Ornament and Crime."

Arturia MiniBrute 2S jam [with Roland TR8 + Elektron Analog 4 back-up]

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Solaires

"Borrowed the new Arturia MiniBrute 2S for the weekend and made some sounds. Super fun and raw synth/sequencer. As you can hear, you can get very deep into sound design and get some crazy results."

The Next EG From Blacet Research

The Blacet Research 3870 TEM Time Event Modulator.

Full details to follow. Until then, click on the image, and take a look. :)

Update: "Our new replacement for the best selling EG2070. Full DADSR envelope. More CV processing features, more outputs, compact--3.5" depth."

Korg Volca Mix With Monologue, Minilogue And Volca Sample

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Korg's Nick Kwas played this jam in our studio with the Korg Volca Mix as the mixer for a Monologue, Minilogue, and Volca Sample, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2S is used in the effects send of the Volca Mix. The Volca Mix can power and mix together your Volcas as well as synching them all together and it has built in speakers.

Available here:"

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50+ Custom Stardust Synth Covers

Stardust Synth Covers has a new site with 50+ custom high quality dust covers for your synths. They also open to custom cover suggestions, so if you don't see one that suits your needs, feel free to contact them here. Many of their designs have been featured previously here on MATRIXSYNTH.

You can find them at:

Wersimatic WM24B Rhythm Keyboard

via this auction

via the seller: "This rhythm keyboard controller is in good/near-mint cosmetic conditions. I don't have the central unit, so I can't verify the functionality. It needs the central unit to be powered and I don't know if it contains a sound generator."

You can find a demo of the full Wersimatic system previously posted here and some pics of the back and inside of one posted here. Based on the mono and stereo outs I'm guessing this should produce audio on its own? Additional information about the WM24B can be found in German here, Googlish here. According to that site, "The many pushbuttons are used to adjust the many bass, accompaniment, and arpeggio variations. As with the Böhmat S, the 2 octave keyboard completes the complete accompaniment machine. But you do not have to, sounds rather modest, but of course this is a matter of taste."

Korg Kaoss Pad KP-2 SN 037948

via this auction

Folktek Mescaline Eurorack Modular Synthesizer with Extras

via this auction

"Includes: Channel, a ten-note polyphonic, tunable, touch-driven synthesizer with built in effects; Motion, a sequencer with 2 independent-length step sequencers; and Mental, an unbelievably flexible drum and drone module with custom bread board for circuit bending. Also in the box are all the Dupont cables that the unit shipped with, the custom stand with original (and extra) mounting screws, a bag of components for circuit bending, the original power supply (US) and the manual. I'm also including an inline on/off switch because the unit was never designed with one and 2 - 3.5 mm (Eurorack) to 1/4 inch cables so you can patch this straight into a mixer of your choosing.

This is a very fun and deep synthesizer capable of a multitude of textures, tones and rhythms. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to dedicate to it. Work and other responsibilities leave me with little time to explore all the gloriously immersive sonic worlds the Mescaline system is capable of creating. It's also a beautiful synthesizer to behold. Whether mounted in it's custom stand or in your Eurorack case, the sound and visual design are stunning. Arius Blaze, the designer of the Mescaline, is a gifted craftsman. I'd love to hang on to it but it's really just been sitting on my desk (and covered to prevent dust), which does not fit with my philosophy that instruments should be used to create music."

Simmons SDS8 Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

"Simmons Sds 8, has some scratchy pots but is fully functioning and in over all good condition with some scratches and nicks"

Original Moog Minimoog D Keyboard Synthesizer SN 9778

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Rob Rozeski Jr

via this auction

via the seller: "This is an Original MiniMoog Model D that I purchased used from a Music store in 1984. SN 9778. I used it at home for about 5-6 years as a hobby. It has been stored in my house since. I got it out last year and cleaned it all up and tried to sell it locally. I did no get any serious offers so I'm going to try ebay. It is in very good working condition, it has the original oscillators and has never been modified."

Kosmonaut Delay AppJam

Published on Apr 5, 2018 redskylullaby

iTunes: Kosmonaut - Bram Bos

"AppJam using Kosmonaut Space Explorer Delay App by Bram Bos
Also featuring:
DM1 Drum Machine by Fingerlab
Swar Plug by Swar Systems
Auria Pro by Wave Machine Labs"

Korg Prologue - Custom Patches 51 to 75 -

Published on Apr 5, 2018 GEOSynths

"3rd Video in a set of 4 (Total of 100 Custom Patches) for the Korg Prologue. I have to say, I love this's a 12db Filter that self resonates, so i've made full use of tuning the Filter on some patches. It's the little tones you get with small movements that I really enjoy toying with, to get big, rich sounds."

Previous posts.

NE Blog Guest Post: Cursus percussion by Baseck

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Noise Engineering

"Check out the piece Baseck threw together for our most recent Noise Engineering blog post. Here, uses the Cursus Iteritas as the sole voice to create a surprisingly diverse and awesome percussion set."

NE Blog Guest Post: How to use Cursus Iteritas as a glitch drum, feat. Baseck

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Noise Engineering

"Baseck does it again. Here, he explains how he gets the percussive sounds from Cursus Iteritas (!) and how he uses them in the piece he put together for the latest Noise Engineering blog guest post. Bonus footage includes some tips on Loquelic Iteritas too."

BMS - Traccia II - Synthesizer arrangement

Published on Apr 5, 2018 SynthAL

"BMS - Traccia II - Synthesizer arrangement"

Erica Synths - PICO QUANT *Mini Demo*

Published on Apr 5, 2018 DivKidVideo

"The Erica Synths PICO Quant is the new 3HP - microtonal capable - quantiser that expands the PICO line of modules. In this mini demo we look at the scale options, micro tonal options (half a semitone) and play through the features including the rather unique 'tolerance' feature."

Akai AX80 Brass [1984]

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Finally found an AX80 in good nick.
Can't quite believe how awesome the brass sounds are on this thing.
Built in 1984 by AKAI
No points for guessing reference on this brass doodle.
Recorded through a TLAudio C1 compressor"

"Stranger things" cover with Sequential Circuits Six-trak

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Sebastian Soldier

"Little cover of "Stranger things", only with 2 patches and the arpeggiator. Direct sound to the camera with a little delay+chorus from my Roland Vs-880. Arpeggiator up/down. If you want the patches, please, let me know."

Prophet 6 sounds / patches - Dave Smith Instruments

Published on Apr 5, 2018 LF0 - TimPlease - Psalm37

"Little promo vid for some sounds I'm developing.
1/4 through this project for 256 new sounds. Today I've created these two examples. A basic organ and a Rhodes/Wurlitzer piano.

Available soon, early June 2018 at the latest:"

Vangelis and his Synthesizers Nemo Studio in London 1982

Published on Apr 5, 2018 AnalogSynthMuseum

"synthesizers in Nemo Studio : Yamaha CS80, Arp Sequencer, Prophet 5, Roland system 100, sh3a & Cr8000 drum machine, a minimal set is enough if you have inspiration."

Also see Vangelis & Neuronium ( In London 1982 ).

Chroma Enabler 2.0

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Randel Osborne

"This is the first time the prototype Enabler 2.0 interfaced with the Chroma."

Upcoming version 2 of the Rhodes Chroma Enabler from Redshift Consulting.

Extending DFAM Sequences w/ External CV Sequencers

Published on Apr 5, 2018 HardtekStudios

Audio comes in at :31. Don't turn it up too high. :)

"A lot of people have been asking how to get past the limitation of only having eight steps on the Moog DFAM. So far this is the best solution I have come across, but it works pretty nicely. My Novavation Circuit Mono Station has an extra sequencer with an aux CV output that you can route it to, so this will work perfectly for the example. I could have also used the pitch CV out as an additional sequencer for the DFAM, if I did not want to use the synth or if I wanted a parameter to follow the synths pitch. I think a Beatstep Pro would be the best to use because it provides a ton of CV & Gate outs that could make up for the limited sequencers of the DFAM & Mother-32 (it has a sequencer, but is just awful to program)."

Phantogram | Calling All | Moog Sound Lab

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Moog Music Inc

"Phantogram return to the Moog Sound Lab to perform 'Calling All' from their album Three. Re-imaging the track completely with analog synthesizers, guitarist Josh Carter lays the song’s foundation with a Minimoog Model D while vocalist Sarah Barthel controls the depth and dimension of her voice using an MF-104M Analog Delay.

This is Phantogram’s second performance in the Moog Sound Lab, after performing '16 Years' in 2011" [posted here]

Analogue Solutions Celebrates 25th Anniversary Milestone with SUPERBOOTH18 Synth Showcase

"KINGSWINFORD, UK: British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to be celebrating its 25th anniversary as a true analogue synthesiser, sequencer, and Eurorack module-making specialist, showcasing its latest products at SUPERBOOTH18, May 3-5 in Berlin, Germany…

Analogue Solutions’ journey to electronic instrument-innovating glory has taken it along a (proverbial) long and winding road. Returning to ‘ground zero’, the aptly-named company was founded by Tom Carpenter in 1993, initially dealing in selling vintage electronic musical instruments while providing ancillary services such as repairs, modifications, manuals, and spare supplies. Since he was (and still is) a fervent fan of electronic music and also an active electronic musician himself, his natural instinct for programming synthesisers soon led him towards getting his hands dirtier, as it were, delving deeper into electronic instruments of his own making.

Moving onwards and upwards, Analogue Solutions settled into its innovative stride within a short space of time by becoming the third company to enter the then-emerging Eurorack market, making modules for the small-format modular system set in motion by Germany’s Doepfer Musikelektronik (with the 1996 introduction of its initial A-100 series modules). Fast-forward to today, though, and Analogue Solutions has released over 70 different modules; meanwhile, the market mushroomed with hundreds of module-makers — both bigger and smaller — seriously embracing Eurorack in pursuit of their now clearly-competitive craft.

Concentrating in more recent years on non-modular products, such as self-contained true analogue synthesisers — featuring fully-analogue audio paths with analogue LFOs (Low Frequency Oscillators) and EGs (Envelope Generators) — and standalone sequencers, today Analogue Solutions is rightfully recognised as a critically-acclaimed British boutique electronic instruments innovator; indeed, its ever-expanding product range is now sold worldwide, with an accomplished client list that reads like a who’s who of electronic music, including such synth-centric luminaries as Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Erasure’s Vince Clarke, New Order’s Stephen Morris, Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, and The Human League’s Philip Oakey, to namecheck but a notable few.

For making electronic music is what it’s all about for founder Tom Carpenter: “I’ve always loved electronic music, and my goal, as always, has been to create amazing-sounding, vintage-style analogue synths to enable musicians to create the music I grew up on and continue to love to this day. Although it’s now been 25 years, I still have so many ideas that I want to make into physical products. Put it this way: I’ve released four new products in the last six months, and, as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, I hope to have a further two products to showcase at this year’s SUPERBOOTH in Berlin, where we’ll be exhibiting.”

Analogue Solutions will be showcasing its latest boutique electronic instruments on Booth 0202 at SUPERBOOTH18, May 3-5 in Berlin, Germany. Go check them out... while wishing Tom Carpenter and his innovative company a Happy Anniversary!

For more in-depth info about Analogue Solutions’ products, please visit the company website here:"

Asteroid Killer - Pinball King

Published on Apr 5, 2018 AsteroidKillerMusic

"This is a video I did for my latest track, Pinball King. I play the same synthesizers in the video as I do on the original recording with two exceptions. One, I use Linndrum samples in the original recording not the TR-707. Two, I use a Moog Minitaur for the bassline but that did not look fun on the screen so I replaced it with a Sub 37.

Bass - Moog Minitaur
Main arpeggio - Arturia Matrix Brute
Bells and E-piano - Ensonig ESQ1
Lead - ARP Odyssey
Solo - Roland SH101
Noise sweep - Korg MS20
Drums - Linndrum samples
Toms - Clavia Nord drum 3p
Pinball sounds - Mr & Mrs PacMan

This song is also available for download on Bandcamp"

TipTop Audio Circadian Rhythms Tutorial

Published on Apr 5, 2018 once upon a synth

"Tutorial and overview of the Tip Top Audio Circadian Rhythms. This is a eurorack trigger and gate sequencer with 8 channel outputs. You can use it to sequence really long patterns by chaining presets of 8 steps together. You can use it to sequence both drums and melodic modules as well as anything else that requires triggers or gates (like envelope generators)."

Follow-up to this post.


Published on Apr 4, 2018 one191nineone

via this auction

Blue Roland SH-101 SN 402771

via this auction

"The synth is been serviced in 2017 (service report included) and last week (service report included). Technically it's perfect condition now. It sounds very good, warm and analog. Cosmetically it's in nice condition for its age, but there are signs of use of course: some little scratches and wear and tear on the case and the keyboard (see photo's). Overall it's a nice piece of gear which deserves a good new home. The psu adaptor with European plug installed, original brochure and service notes are included in the sale. The serial number is: 402771."

Roland Juno-106 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg MS-10 SN 132661

via this auction

White Cwejman S1 MKII Modular Synthesizer with Rack Ears SN 231

via this auction

"The Legendary Cwejman s1 mk2 from the original run.
Fully functioning and calibrated.

Beautiful Beast."

Rebel Technology Magus Modular Synthesizer Toolkit 2018 Intro Video

New intro video added to the top of the Rebel Technology Magus, Wizard, & Alchemist announcement post here.

Bit Crushing LOW FIDELITY on ASR 10

Published on Apr 5, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"In this video we’ll experiment with the onboard processing on the ASR 10 sampler to create Lo-fi samples.

You guys know how intrigued I am about simulating low bit rate samples. Remember the techniques in this video can be done with other samplers that have a sample rate reduction feature sampler and an outboard compressor."

UVI Introduces the USQ-1 - Digital-Analog Wave Synth

Published on Apr 5, 2018 UVI

via UVI

"The Ensoniq ESQ-1 is a special keyboard at UVI. Used by many on our team, including being a personal favorite of one of our founders, our USQ-1 had to be great. We’ve leveraged years of experience with this synth and put our hearts into creating a collection of sounds that we're proud of and that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Released in 1986, the Ensoniq ESQ-1 was one of the first affordably priced workstation-class keyboards on the market, combining an 8-voice, multitimbral digital/analog hybrid synthesizer and a featured 8-track sequencer. The ESQ-1's voice architecture allows customization of up to 3 digital oscillators, assignable to any one of 32 waveshapes, followed by a Curtis 4-pole 24dB/oct resonant low-pass analog filter and 15 routable modulation sources. The sound quality of the ESQ-1 is all-at-once digital, warm and unmistakably '80s - a true gem of the time whose sounds still ring with a brilliant depth and character.

USQ-1 offers 268 selectable layers made from over 22,000 samples. To showcase the sonic potential we've included 400 all-new patches including everything from rich bells, strings and leads to thick basses, textured pads and modulating atmospheres. The versatile design of the ESQ-1 allowed us to create both classic sounds that you’d expect from a vintage-era synth and also modern patches utilizing more contemporary sound design techniques. All-in-all these sounds ring with a special "vintage digital” vibe that synths of this era, and the ESQ-1 especially, do so well."

Buchla Music Easel Videos by ghostcode

Published on Feb 6, 2016 ghostcode

weasel 1
improvisation on buchla music easel
Buchla Music Easel Demo Loops - 001
All sounds are from the Buchla Music Easel being looped with an Electro Harmonix 45000. Some of these recordings may include reverb from a Strymon Blue Sky.
bemi easel and looper

Sonic LAB Behringer Neutron Desktop Semi-Modular Review

Published on Apr 5, 2018 sonicstate

"We're looking at Behringer's latest analog synth - the Neutron Analog Semi Modular Desktop synth.
How good can a $300 synth sound?"

Note the CEM 3340 VCO was used in a number of synths including the Crumar Spirit, Moog Memorymoog, Oberheim OB-8, OB-Xa, and OB-Sx, Octave Plateau's Voyetra 8, Roland's SH-101 & MC-202, Jupiter-6 and MKS-80, and Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev 3, Prophet-10, Prophet-600, Pro-One, and Prophet TS. [source]

MFB Tanzmaus & Korg MS20

Published on Apr 5, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine and a vintage MS20 synthesiser synced together. The MS20 is sequenced by an Analog Four.

A small amount of reverb has been used, no further processing except for normalisation."

Moon Sequence. Moon Quad and mos-lab system.

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Resonant Anvil

"One take. Changes every four iterations - variously to octave, envelope, and keyboard. Patch as shown."

Review: Polyend SEQ and POLY: One sequencer to rule them all?

Published on Apr 5, 2018 loopop

"The most obvious feature of Polyend's SEQ sequencer is the 8-track, 32-step grid, along with a great looking aluminum and oak exterior. However, the abundance of control and charm come at a steep price. Is it worth it?

In this video I give a thorough in depth look at SEQ, and it's companion MIDI to CV eurorack module POLY, testing the sequencing of hardware, modular and software instruments.

On the software side, sequencing is quite simple. SEQ can send MIDI data via USB and supports sequencing on 16 separate MIDI channels, nicely controlling Spitfire Audio's Albion One orchestra.

On the hardware side, I test SEQ's ability to simultaneously sequence standalone synths and eurorack modules using its companion POLY module. Using all three outputs - USB and two MIDI ports - SEQ is able to orchestrate the Novation Circuit, Elektron Digitone, Moog Mother-32 and DFAM, and Plaits from Mutable Instruments, with many channels to spare.

Polyend's POLY eurorack MIDI to CV module works nicely as well, both complementing SEQ and as a standalone module. In the video I show how it can be used to play the three oscillators on Mother-32 and DFAM polyphonically.

SEQ emphasizes simplicity over features. Advanced sequencers such as those in Elektron machines have a longer checklist of features, but there's something about the broad view of multiple patterns at once, sprinkled with a few nifty tricks for quick and easy sequencing, that creates a very compelling environment for live performance."

General Controls Information, G-Stomper Studio 5.7

Published on Apr 5, 2018 G-Stomper Studio by

"G-Stomper Studio is a Music Production Tool, highly optimized for doing Electronic Live Performances in Studio Quality. It's a feature packed, Step Sequencer based Drum Machine/Groovebox, a Sampler, a Virtual Analog Performance Synthesizer (VA-Beast), a polyphonic + a monophonic Step Sequencer for melodies, a Track Grid Sequencer for Beats, a Piano Keyboard, 24 Drum Pads, an Effect Rack, a Master Section, a Line Mixer and a Live Pattern/Song Arranger. Wherever you are, take your mobile device and start straight away creating your own music.

The integrated VA-Beast is a polyphonic virtual analog Synthesizer to produce complex synthetic sounds of any variety, designed for experienced sound designers as well as for beginners. So it's up to you if you just explore the Factory sounds or if you start right away with designing your own sounds in impressive studio quality. Its sound capabilities paired with the intuitive and clearly laid out interface simply makes G-Stomper VA-Beast to the ultimate Mobile Synthesizer. You will be able to create the sounds you want, and you'll do it faster than on any other mobile synthesizer."

Classic Roland Sound / TR808 / SH101 / JUNO6 / JX3P / TR606

Published on Apr 5, 2018 Analog Resistance

"Small jam made at home, no post production, 1 take recording."

Riamiwo - Deltawelle / Studio Livesession with Moog Sub37 and Dreadbox NYX (Riamiwo StudioVlog 82)

Published on Apr 5, 2018 riamiwovideos

"Here's the studio-session of my track Deltawelle - released today on the compilation Obendeeptech at Obenmusik
Get your copy here:

Eurorack Modular Trance Live Performance

Published on Apr 5, 2018 chisel316

"My first try at a full Trance song using the Eurorack modules plus the Korg Volca Sample for drums. The drums are actually triggered from the Eurorack using Ddrum ddti CV trigger to MIDI box that is just off the camera on the left (you can see all 10 patch cables wrapped together).

Patch design:

Pamela's New Workout is the master clock and is triggering drum samples in the Volca, the sub/acid bass sequence in the Kraftzwerg, the mid bass sequence in the o_C which is sequencing the Disting mk2 saw wave through one side of the Korgasmatron low pass filter into the uVCA and the Disting mk4 which is sequencing the uBraids supersaw through the other side of the Korgasmatron low pass filter into the uVCA. o_C sequence has its own envelopes, while the Disting VCF/VCA are modulated using the Make Noise Function. All audio outputs are mixed in the Doepfer 138c where they are sent into the Behringer UMC 1820 audio interface connected to my iPad mini 4.

iOS effects:
Audio Damage Dubstation 2 (Delay)
DDMf Envelope (Reverb)
FAC Chorus
FAC Maxima (Maximizer)

Trance arp sequence:
Max Braiman Trance Essentials"

Roland D 05 Boutique Preset Part. 2

Published on Apr 4, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Part 1 here.

Illumination Ceremony // Digitone + Digitakt + Analog Heat

Published on Mar 29, 2018 r beny

"A ceremony of illumination with the Elektron Digitone, Digitakt, and Analog Heat. With a special guest who may or may not be a rubber duck.

I am really digging this combination, this is only barely scratching the surface of what these little boxes of magic can do. More soon."

u-he to Intro New Hardware Eurorack Module at SUPERBOOTH18?

It looks like u-he, the maker of countless software synths will be introducing their first hardware eurorack module at this year's SUPERBOOTH.

Patch n Tweak

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