MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Doctor Who Theme cover Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev 2 split patch demo

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Mattelica

"Live take of the Doctor Who Theme on a Dave Smith Instruments Prophet Rev 2 with a split patch straight to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer to a Canon 6D + 50mm 1.4 lens."

SUIKO VS1 Koto Synthesizer Demo

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Found Sound

Short demo, but you don't see these too often.

"Rare 1980s Japanese Suiko VS1 Koto Synthesizer. The Koto Synthesizer is an esoteric Japanese electronic musical instrument which reproduces the sound of traditional Japanese instruments.
Has 8 of voices (Koto, Oboe, Japanese Bamboo Flute).
Also includes an internal speaker and output and power jack."

Opening (improvisation on Make Noise system)

Published on Jun 11, 2018 ikkini

Illumination Station's Favorite Synth, The 0-Coast (Silly Intro Warning)

"Published on Jun 11, 2018 Illumination Station

From the man who builds and calibrates the MAKE NOISE 0-Coast himself!

"Ok so when It comes to the 0-Coast I definitely have a biased opinion. but I really do love this synth it's versatility for a mono synth is amazing and I know it probably better than any other synthesizer out there. Anyways this video is fairly silly I made it for dtube but figured I'd share it with you all on youtube as well. you can check me out on dtube here, but due to the nature of ipfs the service it's hosted on videos don't last long.

thanks for dropping by...."

Fhloston Paradigm - Process #1

Published on Jun 5, 2018 KingBrittArchives

"The first in a series of videos just showing different processes in the studio.

This one uses 2 x Moog MFAM, 1 x Moog DFAM and 1 x Roland SH101 (original)1 x Roland Demora (custom). The DFAM is only sequencing the gating of the top MFAM, the lower MFAM is gate triggering the SH101 sequence. Lastly, The SH101 is run through the Roland Demora delay......

Enjoy the journey!"

Moog Mother-32 & DFAM Jam XII

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Rafael Carrasquillo

Casio Casiotone MT-400V Keyboard w/ Original Speakers

via this auction

Apparently the pictured case doesn't come with it. I don't believe it is the original though. You can see some pics of the MT-400V (and some video demos) with a hard plastic case in the archives.

"Powered right up and all buttons work along with keys. Case does not come with it. Cost to much to ship the original case with it."

It has cutoff and resonance sliders as well as ADS envelop.

Therapsid Synthesizer by Twisted Electrons With 6581 SID installed

via this auction

Kit Review # 21 - Leaf Audio Microphonic Soundbox

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

"Unboxing, Build Log, Review and Demo of the amazing Leaf Audio Microphonic Soundbox, an experimental acoustic instrument with built in contact mics and a super Hi Fi preamp.

Thanks to Exploding Shed for Supplying the kit!
Get yours here:"

How Well Do You Know Your (Duophonic) MS-20????

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Mark Pigott

"With a bit of fiddling about, you can send back low note priority to the MS-20kit, giving you high note priority on VCO1 and low note on VCO2.

Bog standard analogue drums Volca Kick, TS-206"

Brian Sharp at the Kawai T50 Japan 1978

Published on Apr 17, 2016 Mike Bracchi

"Recorded in Japan at a 1978 concert ... original 8-track tapes were sent to the UK and transferred to 16 track tape in Birmingham.

Brian then overdubbed the original recording by adding to the mix with a Kawai Grand Piano ...

I'm sorry about the 'popping, hissing and crackling' from my well worn record ... I keep meaning to replace it."

Another one spotted and sent my way via Conny. Based on the year, I'm guessing the Kawai T50 was analog. The following is some minimal info via

"Masato Akiyama was one of Kawai Japan's staff organists at the time, so would certainly have been heavily involved with the T50 project. A really nice guy and great player.I played my Japanese concerts with him and with another Kawai staff organist, Norio Goto, and our own Brian Sharp.The T50 strings were indeed superb, played from Manual IV (the top one in front of you), but available elsewhere via couplers. With eight, ten really, manuals, it took a few minutes to set up between numbers, but once started, you had enough pre-registered, and then plenty of sounds available pretty much instantly from the presets in front of you.

The T6 was a pre-production version of the T5. I have a picture of it from 1979, when it was in the museum at the Kawai/Teisco factory in Saitama Province."

If you know more, feel free to leave a comment.

Update: This is a follow-up this post on the Kawai DX800.

SynthFest France 2018 - Tangerine Dream White Eagle - Johannes Schmoelling & Kurt Ader

Published on Jun 11, 2018 SynthFest France

"Johannes Schmoelling (Tangerine Dream) and Kurt Ader (KAPro) performing White Eagle at the SynthFest France 2018
© Guillaume Diard 2018 for SynthFest France."

BLAZERS// SP-555, Prophet-6, Prophet-12, Juno-106, TR-8S

Published on Jun 11, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Are you a BLAZER?
Change-up at the 5 minute mark."

Vinicius Electrik Lizard Eurorack System

Published on Apr 21, 2018 Key Magic Inc

Vinicius Electrik, formally VBrazil Systems.

via this auction

"Very Powerful Eurorack Analog Modular Synthesizer System with digital control.
Consists of nine modules mounted in a 104HP case: Lizard Oscillator/Sequencer; MultiWaves Oscillator/LFO; Stage Variable VCF; OverFolder; ADSR (x2); DualVCA; 4 Channel Mixer and Midi Port. Includes power adapter and 24 colored patch cables of assorted sizes. Tested, with original box. Assembled in USA."

This is the first post to feature Vinicius Electrik.

Molecule Synthesizer Set

via this auction

Clavia Nord Modular G2 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland MC-202 MicroComposer SN 327400

via this auction

Tuning iVCS3's DK the hardware way! Read the description for step by step instructions...

Published on Jun 11, 2018

iTunes: iVCS3 - apeSoft

"Hi, this is a short tutorial to demonstrate how to tune #iVCS3 and also a hardware #VCS3's Dynamic Keyboard patched via matrix row 8.

The method uses Osc1, Osc2 and the DK's zero volt Centre F# with the next octave's F# as a reference.

Patch Osc1's Sine wave and Osc2's Triangle wave to the outputs and turn them up so both can be distinctly heard in the middle audible range. (For A=440 set the Oscillators to F#)

Now using Osc1's audible frequency as a reference, tune Osc2 to 1 octave above Osc1 as close as possible.

Now patch the DK to modulate Osc1's Frequency with a pin at i8 and while holding the F# 1 octave above the centre F#, turn the Input 1 Level Knob until both Oscillators are in "perfect" tune (no fringe beats).

The DK should now be "Tuned" so now remove both Osc's waves' outputs and patch Osc2's Frequency with a pin at j8 and patch the wave outputs into the envelope, not forgetting to patch the envelope to the outputs. Both oscillators can now be "played" with equal temperament.


If on the hardware your pins are inconsistent you can use the fact that the DK1 has dual Keyboard Voltage Outputs! So patch Osc1 via row 8 and Osc2 via row 9 then set each Input Level Knob separately."

Korg M1 - Exploring the Presets - MVM #114

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? On this episode we're going to be checking out the Korg M1. Let's check it out..."

Too Many Eurorack Oscillators

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"We had some fun and put together this ridiculous eurorack modular synth case with 26 oscillators. This case produces a sound somewhere between white noise and the biggest swarm / unison detune sound."

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Kawai DX800 Digital Organ

Published on Oct 4, 2016 Paul Kenny

"I had a few spare minutes in the studio so I decided to fire up my old friend the Kawai DX800 Organ."

This one in via Conny. Look at what's on top. :)

Update: A few links of interest from Conny:

"I couldn’t help doing some more reasearch.

The memoricorder really seems to be rare.
I can only (for now) find one other photo showing this and it’s an organ used in a band called The Night Blooming Jazzmen. Photo from 1982 with a DX1800 this time.

A member of that band is Les Deutsch, tech engineer and his father Ralph Deutsch invented the first digital instrument, according to Les’ info on his web page. Later on we can read this is probably more true to the first digital organ. [note the section on Raymond Scott]

… and on this

there’s some tech info.
I wonder how much of the development of organs was later transfered into know how on building synths."

Church of Thee Super Surge at Robotspeak [Episode 62]

Published on Jun 11, 2018 CatSynth TV

"Church of Thee Super Surge is a monthly event at Robotspeak in San Francisco. This month's edition featured:

Gino Robair's UnPopular Electronics with Tom Djll
Franck Martin
LX Rudis

Instruments included an Oberheim Xpander, sundry Eurorack synthesizer modules, Serge synthesizer panels, and more."

Ginko Synthese - Sample Slicer mk2 & Mic input *FIRST PATCH*

Published on Jun 11, 2018 DivKidVideo


Here's the mk2 new and improved Sample Slicer from Ginko Synthese. I also have it's little friend (new from GS) the 2hp Mic input that comes with this cute little lofi mic (although it works with other inputs too). The first patch takes a clocked synth sequence and samples that live before pitch, sample length (amount of slices from 1-16) and sample start position are modulated. You can really hear that great 12 bit SP-1200 style quality which is nostalgic and full of character. I then move onto talking into the little mic and manipulating my voice over some basic beats. The Sample Slicer is all about live sampling and manipulation, fun and inspiring it omits sample storage or recall in favour of working in the moment."

CYCLONE ANALOGIC TT-303 BASS BOT + KORG VOLCA BASS // synths playing Bach Prelude D major // 3

Published on Jun 11, 2018 LESINDES

My challenge here was to tweak a proper sound for the BACH Prelude D major, BWV 850.
So different machines lead to different ideas -- so please don't look
for too much similarities!
Since (nearly) all of them are pure mono synths
all recordings are done in 2 takes. I filmed
the melody part.

Little Tangerine // A Tangerine Dream Inspired Synth Jam

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Bon Ohm

"This is just a short little Tangerine Dream inspired synth jam featuring sounds from:

Moog Minimoog Model D - Bass and Lead
Moog Mother 32 - Main Sequence
Roland Juno 60 - Pad
Roland JX-3P - Pad
Roland TR-8 - Drums

Recorded in one take June, 10, 2018."

SoundsDivine 'Binary Worlds 1' - Omnisphere 2

Published on Jun 11, 2018 SoundsDivine111

"Introducing the 'Binary Worlds 1' soundset for Spectrasonics' Omnisphere 2 synthesizer."

Yamaha Tenori-On Synthesizer Sequencer in Mint Condition w/ Original Box

via this auction

"In Mint Condition. This unit comes with the original box, manual, adapter, CD and SD card. everything is in very clean condition with the necessary original packaging. Please see pictures. Tested before listing."


via this auction

Magic Fly by Space on Waldorf Q+

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Amazing Synth

'Freeze & Pass' weird sample & hold from the Joranalogue Select 2

Published on Jun 11, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's an odd, weird, quirky (whatever you want to call it) sample and hold style affect that I'm calling 'Freeze & Pass' with the Joranalogue Select 2. I'm using the gated hold input to freeze/hold audio (at audio rates). This gives a downsampler style effect but when it's not held it lets the signal pass. Rather than just sample one thing and step to another held sample like a sample and hold. Select 2 can do a tonne of stuff, so check out the full demo above."

Full video demo:

VCV Rack Outdoor Session #2

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Omri Cohen

"I always wanted to sit under a tree or next to a lake and combine Nature with my music. This is me, letting a patch evolve while breathing the fresh air of the great outdoors..."

Moog Sub 37 vs. Dwarfcraft Devices

Published on Jun 11, 2018 theonetrueaen

"A big fat slice of audio adventure! The Sub 37 runs into the Dwarfcraft Necromancer, Ghost Fax, and Grazer for loads of mean electronic leads, glitched out percussion, and super grumpin' basses.
Pedals will do your synth a world of good, and vice versa!"

Zed White - Sudden Perspective (Riamiwo Remix) - Studiosession (Riamiwo StudioVlog 95)

Published on Jun 11, 2018 riamiwovideos

"Here's a studiosession of the Sudden Perspective - Remix I made for Zed White - released today on HYDROGEN.

Get your copy on Beatport:

follow me on

Dreadbox lil'Erebus
Behringer Model D
Moog Sub37
Roland SH-01a
Roland TR-08
Roland TR-09

Filmed with:
Sony a6300
Sony Nex 5t
Sony Nex 3
Panasonic 757"

Lyra8-1 // Soma Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Lost For Words

"Warning: harsh tones and heavy distortion ... and hopefully you like that kind of thing!

I've had the Lyra 8 for 4 days now and have spent a few moments with it. It's a crazy, crazy synth unit but there are moments of design genius and beauty that dispel any doubts I've had about buying it!

Here I'm playing it without touching the sensors and I've created a kind of 3 track piece. Bringing up the Hold and Sharp knobs to fade in the parts. No external CV input.

Voices 7&8 come in first and they have LFO modulation engaged. The complex LFOs are set to OR have sync off - creating a pitchy pattern fed to those two voices

Voices 3&4 are FM cross-modulated by 1&2 and so you see me playing the Mod knob above 1&2 in order to change the pitch back and forth.

Voices 5&6 are set to a higher pitch drone to bring in some suspense towards the end, along with heavier distortion. I've added a little reverb to smudge the hard edges.

Subtle feedback modulation and some slower LFO settings create some wonderful sounds from the Lyra. Whenever I turn this thing on I get lost in it for hours... 6 or 7 hours!"

10 06 18 Serge Modular System - Sequence on sunday afternoon

Published on Jun 11, 2018 batchas

"Repetitive sequence with Serge NTO, VCFQ filter and Resonant Lopass Gate.

Added Serge Phaser at 4:10."

Let's Play! Sample Logic Water Harp 2 For Kontakt 5 (Sound Demo)

Published on Jun 11, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"Grab The Bundle Here For $29.99 USD instead of $199.99 USD"

Expert Sleepers FH-2 / Joué MPE controller

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Expert Sleepers

"Quick demo of the pairing of an FH-2 MIDI/CV converter and a Joué MIDI controller. Two voices are being controlled with pitch/pressure/Y control. Another slider operates a filter."

Moog Grandmother // Gram Jam No. 2

Published on Jun 11, 2018 Chimy Music

"Gram Jam round two! These are seriously fun to make. Still totally digging this synth. I've learned a few tips and tricks since my last video. I'd imagine I'm probably a couple hundred hours short of fully understanding what this thing is capable of.

This jam is actually a re-work of one of my older synthesizer compositions entitled, 'Analog 5.' Once again, other than the drums, all sounds were created using the Moog Grandmother. Hope you enjoy!"

Patch n Tweak

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