MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Snark Out - Akai MPC Live, MPC Dominion Club, D1, & Tanzmaus, Motas -6, kARP Odyssey, DSI OB-6

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Cave Way

"Lot's of synths coalescing into a puddle of mentalism. MPC is holding down the sequencing with the kARP Odyssey making some yazz floot sounds."

Korg Monologue and Pocket Operator PO-35 Speak jam - Brian Leahy

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Brian Leahy Art

"Monophonic Melody Makers / Battery-powered Buddies


Korg Monophonic Analogue Synth
Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-35 Speak


The PO-35 Speak and the Korg Monologue play very well together! Bonus: they're both able to be powered by batteries. Had a blast jamming the other night and this tune appeared. (Love the weird breakdown midway through). I think these guys might work so well together in part because melody-wise, they are both monophonic, creating a great complement for playing live (a situation where us humans only have so many hands).

Monophonic means that only 1 sound can be played at a time. (In the case of the PO-35 Speak, technically, it has a monophonic drum track that is separate from the monophonic melody track- they can play at the same time, but individually those tracks are restricted to playing one note at any given time).

So, what you can do with this setup in the video is program a melody (and beat in the PO-35 Speak) to play in the sequencers of both instruments. I leave the sequencers going throughout the song. Whenever I play something on top of the sequencers, the sequencers are temporarily silenced because the instruments are monophonic. As soon as you stop playing the new part the sequencer comes back on. This results in the ability to have 2 separate parts to a song without switching things manually."

Gazebo - I Like Chopin (Instrumental Cover by Franck Choppin)

Published on Feb 18, 2016 Franck Choppin

"Here is my synth cover of this great 80s classic, inspired by the original 12" instrumental version.
I hope you will appreciate it!

gear used:
• synths and drum machines:
Roland Juno-106, Roland Alpha Juno 1, Moog Minitaur, Korg M1, Roland D-110, Yamaha TX81Z, Roland F-110, Roland TR-707"

Journey Separate Ways - Roland JP-08 Cover (Worlds Apart)

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Polaroids of the Pyramids

"Just for fun. Sooner or later someone had to do this, so I figured it might as well be me. Enjoy!"

EMT 251 Digital Reverberation System

This one was spotted and sent my way via Soviet Space Child.

Not a synth, but it should be. Look at it! Someone needs to make a synth with massive levers.

via this auction

"EMT 251 Digital Reverberation System from Sunset Sound Studios.


serial #: 45477
"REV" = main reverb
"NON LIN" = non-linear
"250 REV" = reverb sounds like the 250 unit (Some 251 units have this as "SPC REV" = space verb.)
"DEL" = delay
"CHOR" = chorus
"ECHO" = echo
"D REV" = doppler reverb"

Ensoniq ESQ-1 Synthesizer Keyboard w/ Memory Cart

via this auction

Vintage Korg PE-2000 Poly Ensemble S Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"It's important to realize that the keyboard had a 1 year warranty in 1984, and it's future useful life may be limited."

Mutable Instruments Ambika 6-Voice Hybrid Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Alesis A6 Andromeda Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

KEYTEK CTS 2000 TRANSWAVE Synthesizer w/ Analog Filters

via this auction

You can find a few demos of the KEYTEK CTS 2000 in the archives.

"The CTS 2000 is a sound designers dream taking the Transwave wavetable concept such as the Ensoniq Fizmo and comes with a hybrid of wavetables and analog resonant CEM filters like the Waldorf Microwave 1.

If you're into ambient atmospheric and organic sounds or a hybrid of between the two this synth is an undiscovered gem! Think Boards of Canada meets Aphex Twin with those digital textures warping into the gritty analog filters. Comprised of 8bit waveforms there's two oscilators per voice with eight voices and plenty of envelopes to mix and manipulate 8bit waveforms into one another.

The synth needs time and patience, look beyond the presets! Once you start manipulating the and storing sounds you begin to see the true extent of how powerful a synth this really is.
Its not for the faint hearted plug and play producer, but once you start using it the controls and parameters are straight forward.

With 333 digitally sampled waveforms. You can control up to 6 wavetables per voice with complete analog processing for each voice including 24db per octave filter. 2 envelope generators with up to 5 parameters and 3 LFO's. 6 data entry slider for real time editing of all parameters"

ELEKTRONIKA EM-25 w/ Original Gig Bag

via this auction

"The unit is professionally serviced, tested & perfect working condition with signs of use.

Elektronika EM-25 is a synthesizer-strings that has 3 timbre sections: stringed - contrabasses, violoncellos, violins, organ-registers ("16'","8'","4'","2'"), wind-trombones, trumpets.

String and organ sections:
-polyphonic attack and release of sound with duration control
-switching decay mode

Wind instruments section:
-generator of curved with controls: ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN.
-modulator with controls: RATE, DELAY, VIBRATO
-controlled filter with controls: ENVELOPE, MODULATOR, CUTOFF, ACCENT
-filter run mode -mono or polyphonic

There is also a possibility to split the keyboard to 2 section (with setting up different timbres of sounding)"

Roland TR-808 with Original Box

via this auction

ROLAND TR-808 Analog Drum Machine SN 186995 w/ Dust Cover

via this auction

Modular Patch #1: AJH Synth Sonic XV, Pressure Points & more

Published on Jun 5, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"Modules: AJH Sonic XV, Ring SM, full MiniMod system, Make Noise Pressure Points, Waverunner & WMD/SSF Spectrum as LFO.

Nothing serious, I thought I'd start uploading some modular patches I stumbled across. In this example an 8-step sequence is feeding a triangle from the 1st VCO into the Sonic XV filter, 2 rows of Pressure Points (with Maths) are modulating the wave-shaping (In Wave) and filter cutoff.

The remaining row of Pressure Points is controlling the second VCO, square out to input 1 of the ladder filter, triangle out feeding the -1 sub octave from the Ring SM then into input 2 of the ladder filter. VCO 3 is tuned to a constant pitch, square out into input 3 of the ladder filter. The Waverunner is modulating the pitch of VCO1, and the Spectrum to PWM of VCO's 2 & 3. 1 Envelopes triggering the ladder filter and VCA, and finally both filters into the 2 inputs of the VCA... Now I'm tired.

I mix in and out various parts of the patch, including the resonance from the Sonic XV, and that's about it really.
Recorded into AUM (iPad) with Audio Damage EOS2 reverb. Sequence was from a Keystep.

Check out the links below to see how you can support this channel, buy my music, or follow my musical activity further:"


ELIOS from VGU39 on Vimeo.

Technical Details:

Macbeth Elements Synthesizer

Makenoise 0Coast

Delay: Eventide “H9”

Reverb: Strymon "Big Sky"

Delay: Strymon "Dig"


Published on Jun 5, 2018 hicut cake

Hicut Cake proudly presents:

Recipe #054

– Elektron Digitone
– Elektron Digitakt
– Behringer Model D

Watching the clouds from a wooden floorboard

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Anthony Distefano

"Time Lapse video of clouds. I positioned my camera underneath a wooden floorboard. All music was done using NI Absynth."

Flame: 2 x Curves Pattern (Blum vs Dubspace)

Published on Jun 5, 2018 flameampere

4VOX in 2 x Curves + JOMOX MBase
right Curves sequenced by Beatstep Pro

Ensoniq MR Rack - Exploring the Presets - Part 2 - MVM #113

Part 2 added to this post.

ARP 2600 & 3604-P Keyboard original 1970's synth owned by Jack Bruce of Cream

via this auction

"Both are in their original boxes and have 'The Jack Bruce Band' stenciled on the outside. I have had it refurbished so it is back in fully working order apart from one of the internal speakers isn't working, I decided to leave it original instead of opening her up and replacing it. I have a certificate of authenticity from Jack's family to prove it's provenance. There is no handle on the case of the 2600. I have given the Tolex case a good scrub and it has cleaned up nicely.
Work Carried out by Synth Restore in Bedford by Adrian.
Oscillator1 and 2 were replaced.

Replaced some broken sliders and replaced some that were showing signs of age.

All sliders were cleaned and lubricated.

Replaced many of the slider tops, as almost half were missing.

Serviced the keyboard, and cleaned the key contacts.

Calibrated the oscillators, and filter.

Power supply had the power transistors replaced."

Studio Electronics SE-1X Bass and Lead Synth SN 3363 w/ Original Box

via this auction

BugBrand Chirper

via this auction

You can find previous posts featuring the BugBrand Chirper including demos here.

Befaco: Advanced patching Workshop with Hrtl

Published on May 30, 2018 Befacosynth

26th May 2018

Leoš Hort (HRTL) -whowas in Hangar for a one-month residency with Befaco collective- teaches a masterclass where advanced patching techniques of modular synthesizers and direct planning will be covered. Its main characteristic is the use of compact modular systems with an ultra flexible patch that allows long live shows with timbral and rhythmic variability.

*For further details on Leoš Hort check his bandcamp:

*Workshop details at Hangar's site

Air - La Femme D'Argent (KORG Gadget) Cover

Published on Jun 4, 2018 POGPALE

Air - La Femme D'Argent
KORG Gadget Cover by POGPALE

I covered Air's "La femme d'argent" with KORG Gadget.
Congrats on 20th anniversary of Air's debut album, Moon Safari.


Spotted this one on dischord.

Elektron Digitone melodic probability

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Introvertmusic

"One of the first grooves I created on my Elektron Digitone

I created some melodic parts with some various probability settings on all of the tracks. This gives the 64 step pattern interesting variations and keeps it from feeling repaticious

I recorded this mono directly into my iPhone 6S using a Apogee Jam 96K -

Uploading my back log of longer recordings of my Instagram clips"

What Can You Do With A Minibrute 2?

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Red Means Recording

1 MiniBrute 2
4 passes of improvisation recorded to MIDI
4 passes of knob tweaking committed to audio
Drums in Ableton
MiniBrute is raw outside light EQ, sidechain compression, and delay from Replica XT.

Instruo - Ts-L (6HP triangle core analogue waveshaping VCO)

Published on Jun 5, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's the new Ts-L 6hp eurorack oscillator from Instruo. It has sine, triangle and a -1 or -2 square wave sub as well a unique PWM / inverted shaper square/triangle/pyramid like wave (not sure what to call that) and a wave folding section that takes a sine through lots of stages of folding and finally clipping. The folder also has a symmetry control and there's sync, linear/exponential FM and great 1v/oct tracking. There's a lot packed into a small space and it's a triangle core analogue oscillator. Instruo have definitely been on a fine form started with the Troika and moving into the new products."

Best Kontakt 5 Library For $6! Rigid Audio Padstation I & II Review | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jun 5, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Kontakt 5 Instruments do not have to be expensive, this shows Padstation I & II with 5 GB of sound content for only $6 from Rigid Audio. Here is my full review!

More info here:"

YELLO - Live Synth Performance

Published on Jun 5, 2018 kvfive

June 2018 - Live synth performance.

Roland SH-01A Boutique
Roland D-05 Boutique
Korg Monologue
Korg Volca Sample
Behringer Model D
Arturia Microbrute
Roland System-1
Novation Mininova
Arturia BeatStep Pro
Soundcraft EFX-8

Please check out my website:

Thanks for watching :-)

Blinksonic° Bundle - AETONZ, RUIDOZ, SUBSTANZ & VOZ

Published on Jun 5, 2018 BLINKSONIC°

"Get inspired with these 4 creative samplers based on an accurate random concept.
BLINKSONIC° offers to boost your music production with original sound objects and audio library, inside a modern graphic experience.

- AETØNZ - Hybrid Polytonal Sampler/Synth
- RUIDOZ - Electronic Percussion Generator & Sample Mangler
- SUBSTANZ - GrooveBox & Finger Drumming Platform with a Remix Effects Set.
- VOZ - Semi Modular & Sample Based Vocalist Generator

Thanks to Reaktor's versatility, BLINKSONIC° ensembles can be used either standalone or within a DAW. It gives inspiring tools for sound design and live performance.

Standalone and plugin mode (VST/AU/AAX)
Made for Reaktor Player and NKS certified.


Moog Mother 64 Freestyle

Published on Jun 5, 2018 RemixSample

"Oh yeah, I forgot to post this. I recorded this during the same improvisation session as the last Mother 64 video. The set up is the same. 2x Moog Mother 32's going into a DAW with Valhalla Shimmer Reverb and delay applied to both synthesizers. The sequencing is programmed directly in to the M32. So it's not really a tutorial video but you get to see the live creation of this little song. Have a nice day! =)"

Kai Keyboard Mafia performing the Starter Pack for Nord Keyboards (Synthcloud Library)

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Synth Cloud


Kai Keyboard Mafia demonstrates the Starter Pack for Nord Stage 3, Nord Stage 2/EX and Nord Electro 5 ( programmed by Nord Keyboards Italia). Download the pack below:

Patches List:
70’s strings 00:05
80’s lead 01:33
Acoustic Guitar 03:01
Atmo Pad 04:00
D50 Polybrass 05:32

How to convert a stombox into a Eurorack module

Published on Jun 5, 2018 LeoMakes

"In this episode, we convert a DIY guitar pedal into a Eurorack module. First, I explain how we're going to do it. Then, we make the conversion. Finally, we hook everything up and play some drum sounds through it to hear how it sounds.

0:38 - The plan
4:49 - The build
8:01 - Hear it in action"

Building a (super-awesome) RAT Distortion Pedal

Published on Apr 27, 2018 LeoMakes

1:06 - The build (and my thoughts on it)
3:56 - An explanation of the module and its controls
6:43 - Hear the RAT clone in action

Watch Leo make a RAT distortion pedal clone, explain why it's amazing on synths, and make some cool sounds with it!

Dead End FX (makers of this PCB):

Moog SONIC SIX Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Fender Chroma Polaris Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 302665

via this auction

"New membrane panel replacement just completed (April 2018).

This synth was manufactured in 1983 by Fender in Japan. It is very clean, and a fine example of a Polaris which has not seen gig action. You may be hard pressed to find a cleaner Polaris on the market anywhere.

This particular Polaris has a small bit of oxidation (rust spots) on top right corner of panel. It's not very noticeable, but see pics. The exterior is otherwise 99%+ pristine and in nearly-perfect condition for a circa 1985-86 vintage instrument.

This is a six-voice (12 VCOs total) synth with a 61-key velocity sensitive keyboard. It has selective pitch bend, which lets you bend some notes in a chord while keeping others fixed. It has a MIDI interface, and includes a built-in sequencer."

E-mu Emax SE HD, Early Digital/Analog Sampler, 12-bit, SSM filters w/ HxC. SCSI SN 189-0887

via this auction

"E-mu Emax SE HD (latest model w/ SCSI) sampler/synthesizer. It is in good shape both physically and mechanically. It has a HxC floppy drive emulator installed that allows you to save/load floppy disk images off of a USB drive. I will include a USB drive with 90 factory E-mu disk images that you can load into the Emax. The old, heavy 20MB SCSI hard disk was removed as it stopped working long ago (HxC is the much better option anyways)."

Ensoniq Fizmo Transwave Synthesizer Rare Vocoder Synth With Flight Case

via this auction

Update: looks like the listing was swapped out with a Keytek CTS 2000. I'm not finding a new or separate listing for the Fizmo. Will keep this post up for the images.

"There isn’t another synth out there quite the ensoniq Fizmo trsnswave synth. The way it sounds can only be described as alien x files type stuff and the vocoder is sick. They only made a handful. This one is great with only a small scratch on the corner..."

Quasimidi Quasar Rack Synth -16 Part Multitimbral- 21 Voice Polyphony

via this auction


via this auction

"This is a superb synth. She plays beautifully, incredible condition. The weighted keyboard is the best I have ever used. It feels like a Fatar keyboard.

The sounds are out of this world, if you're looking at this auction, it's because you already know how amazing these old synths are. It was designed famously by Mario Maggi who also designed the Elka Synthex."

iLep Cello Session

Published on Jun 5, 2018 Oliver Greschke

"iLEP is a modular instrument/effect app for live-electronic performances. The original iPad version was designed by Thomas Seelig, Oliver Greschke joined to finish the app.

See Schloss Mirabell playing with Cello and iLep. The Cello has a pickup, which is going directly into an iRig Stomp box (iPad soundcard). Additional modulation gets done with a midi foot pedal.

- iLep website:

- Schloss Mirabell SC:
- Schloss Mirabell BC:"

4 06 18 Scrotum Lab - Orgone Accumulator and Xpander

Published on Jun 4, 2018 batchas

"A lot of fun in perspective with the Xpander for the Orgone Accumulator.
Here with Radio Music which gets the same CV than the modulation oscillator on the Orgone.
They go very well together!"

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