MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Polara, Obscura, Nautila

Published on Aug 9, 2018 SynthMania

"A demo of the DigiTech Polara, Obscura, and Nautila effect pedals on a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer."

Side note: I was actually listening to Cocteau Twins Tiny Dynamine/Echoes in a Shallow Bay, on Plain Tiger, in the background when he mentioned Cocteau Twins in the video. Small world...


AUGUST SESSIONS 3 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Trying out various patches and sequencing options for the upcoming live ZV_K gigs.


ONE (click sample), Toms909, Snr808, RS909 -> Vermona VcDrive -> Toppobrillo Multifilter (HP) -> Tiptop Z2040 (LP)

Ma808, Tiptop ONE (Hat sample, running through a VCA for accents) -> Roland Demora

TG ONE (V-Haus) -> Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter

Piston Honda -> R*S Variable Slope VCF -> Make Noise LxD (Modulated by Z4000) -> R*S Resonant EQ -> Z-DSP Mariana Trench (1)

Send FX: Z-DSP (Halls Of Valhalla), Chronoblob (Z2040 in feedback loop, WMD filter on the output)

Sequenced with Circadian Rhythms, A-157 and Rot8"

Synthrotek Analog VCO - All textures, No talk

Published on Aug 9, 2018 File Transfer Protocol

"Except for the obvious acoustic sounding drums, all sounds in this video are produced by the new Synthrotek Analog VCO. It may have been patched through, around or over top of any combination of the following other modules from Synthrotek: FOLD, ROBOTO, VCA, QUADRANGLE, ADSR, STEREO OUT, DLY, VERB, and at one point it was mutated in an FM fashion by a Mother like module from a company that rhymes with rogue. For more info go here:

*The lawyers wanted me to say: I cannot be held responsible for any odd behavior induced in your household pets. They react to killer tones, I can't control that. It’s not my fault if they try to mate with you."

Brand NEW YAMAHA CX5M FM Synthesizer MSX Computer, Keyboard And New Cartriges

via this auction

"This is a true music collectors piece. I acquired it from an estate sale and to my surprise is was a brand new, never used CX5M FM Synth computer form 1984.

No only is this a very rare piece, but finding one new? Even Yamaha contacted me about it.

Not only is the core unit brand new, it also comes with two brand new cartridges which are very rare as well.

This is essentially an MSX computer with a synth added inside. Before you ask, yes you can play old MSX game cartridges on it.

It has stereo audio outs, midi in/out and comes with the proprietary keyboard that only works with this. I'm unsure whether the keyboard is new but it looks unused.

The two carts it comes with are a midi multitrack that allows recording multiple tracks and the other cart is very sought after as it's the DX7 voice editing cart that allows you to directly edit your dx7 voices and save them.

This isn't something you'll likely see again brand new from 1984.

I opened carefully only to test it as it's really old. It works perfectly like new. The monitor in the last picture IS NOT INCLUDED and is only to show it's working.

The cable inside is still sealed so I bought a special 5din to rca cable to test with my tv/monitor which I'm throwing in.

I'm also throwing in an upgrade chip that upgrades the firmware which you can install if you choose.

If you're a synth/computer/music collector or enthusiast, don't let this pass you by."

Make Noise Modular Synth Synthesizer LIMITED EDITION PRINT

via this auction

$199.00 or get it for $15 at Make Noise Music.

Soundmachines NS1nanosynth

via this auction

"Comes with original box, manual(s), patch cables, USB cable, power supply and - BONUS - the NS1nanobridge (pictured) which makes this Italian import fully compatible with Eurorack systems. A compact, powerful, fun and surprisingly robust-sounding instrument."We at soundmachines thought about a simple and cheap platform that will transport the main characteristic of a modular analog synthesizer in a small and friendly format, to be well recognised by musicians, makers and tinkerers worldwide. A small, but loyal to its roots, instruments of sound creation. With a digital platform added as a bonus.The soundmachines NS1nanosynth is born.Let’s talk now about dimensions. Because size does matter. Absolutely. We created something that you can extract from your bag, or a big pocket, and start patching, manipulating and definitely and positively playing. On the train? On a plane back home? At your sister’s wedding? Maybe, after all, also on a stage.The entire platform, that is a complete, albeit simple, analog modular synthesizer, is the same height and a little wider than ONE standard 5U synthesizer module. One single module. But on board the soundmachines nanomodular you have a saw core thermally stabilized v/oct VCO, a 12db lowpass and bandpass VCF, two LFOs, one loopable ADSR envelope, a standard VCA, two twistable attenuators, two pot controllers and a plethora (more than a dozen!) of “micro” modules like mixers, multiples, sample and hold, sum/sub blocks, inverters, logic or, and, nand, analog dividers, clock dividers, fixed voltage generators and several ‘sensor blocks’.""

Vintage Roland MC-20 SN 326400

via this auction

Roland SH-101 Rare Blue Synthesizer SN 320763 w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

"This is the legendary original Roland SH-101 Analog Synthesizer in the rare blue color! It is in perfect condition functionally and in near perfect condition cosmetically. Only a few light belt scratches on the back (see pictures for details). Battery case is in perfect condition and there is no acid residue. Included is the matching blue mod grip and an aftermarket AC adaptor! This is one of the cleanest examples of this nearly 35 year old synth!"

Roland SH-2000 vintage analog synthesizer

via this auction

Experimenting with the Microtonal Quantizer in the Percussa SSP Eurorack Module

Published on Aug 9, 2018 PERCUSSA

"more info at and"

Prophet 6-Vintage/Classic Soundset Volume 2 COMING SOON.

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Luke Neptune

"Vintage/Classic Soundset Volume 2 for the Prophet 6 COMING SOON!


Negativland: Circuit Parade

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Joseph McGinty

Directed by Amy Hobby
Edited by Isaac Royffe
Biet Simkin
Joe McGinty
Leon Dewan
Features vintage Super 8 footage of the Traymore Hotel demolition
Composed by Joe McGinty
Performed by Circuit Parade
Circuit Parade:
Joe McGinty, vocals, keyboards
Mike McGinnis, woodwinds
Julia Kent, cello
Leon Dewan, Swarmatron, Melody Gin
Produced by Joe McGinty
Engineered by Bryce Goggin
Album available for download:

One more:

Circuit Parade: "Million Dollar Mermaid" Coney Island Tribute

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Joseph McGinty

"Million Dollar Mermaid" by Circuit Parade
Directed by Edward McGinty
Composed by Joe McGinty
Circuit Parade:
Joe McGinty, vocals, keyboards
Mike McGinnis, woodwinds
Julia Kent, cello (recording)
Leah Coloff, cello (video)
Leon Dewan, Swarmatron, Melody Gin
Available for download at:

Deluge 2.1 Firmware Feature Tease: Waveform View

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Synthstrom Audible

"Just a little tease of one of the features coming in Deluge Firmware Update 2.1. Still lots more features to add, so don't expect this to be released till late 2018."

New Patchable Behringer Octave CAT in the Works

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

Pictured left a some circuit boards shared by Behringer. As you can see the controls line up with the Octave cat pictured below.

You might recall, the CAT was on Behringer's list of synths to re-create.

Part 1: Quadraphonic Master Class with Suzanne Ciani

Published on Aug 9, 2018 loopop

"Suzanne Ciani is an electronic music pioneer, composer, sound designer responsible for iconic sounds in commercials and video games, AND not only a pioneer but someone who is still leading the pack today with amazing modular performances.

But what you won't get to really know about Suzanne's performance until you attend one of her concerts is that all her shows are strictly quadraphonic, and the experience is amazing.

That experience can be recreated in the studio, so I set out to create series of videos about creating quadraphonic music and performance.

Here's Part 1 of that series - a master class with Suzanne Ciani. Suzanne's gear of choice for quadraphonic is a Buchla system, which is rare and expensive. In Part 2 I'll show how you can get similar results with any DAW, a few things that are unique to Ableton Live, and, if you're into Eurorack, a few ways to perform quadraphonically with standard and specialized modules."

ModularJamSessions #1 - Eurorack Live Performance

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Roel Reine

"First session of 5 modular synth performers all at the same clock, patching and playing live at the same time. Performers: Roel Reine - Patrick O'Brien - C!t!zen - Krän - Hark Madley

This was the first session for ModularJamSessions, planning to do this once a month also on different locations."

Silent Ones

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Time_Controlled_Organism

An entry for the contest VCP-6
no usual sound sources
instead tones are made by Fundamental seq, vcf, Vult Rescomb,
Befaco Rampage
as its only free modules everybody can modify it...
patchstorage link :
as it is light, i could rec in better quality so i kept the vid clean from fx

Yamaha DX7 II FD 61 Key Synth Velocity Aftertouch RM Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Poly-61 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Polysix PS-6 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 393924

via this auction

Vintage Rare 1966 Johnson Intonation Trainer Synthesizer Tunable Keyboard

Published on Aug 1, 2018 Sharief Hoffman

via this auction

You can find another video of one previously posted here.

"Very Rare to find Johnson Intonation Trainer
Made by the E.F. Johnson Co in 1966
Waseca, Minnesota U.S.A.

* Cool four-voice tunable electronic keyboard (scale selector switch offers choice of standard/tempered tuning or tunable modes)
* Originally used to test the relationship of pitch-matching and pitch-discrimination abilities

* Three octave keyboard
* Scale Selector - choose between reference (tempered tuning) or tunable
* Tunable Scale Controls - correspond to notes on keyboard and adjust pitch in tunable mode
* Voicing - choose from four voices - - basic sine wave to reedy / edgy

* Speaker in case (can also connect to external amp, mixer, etc)"

EML ElectroComp 101 Synth, Vintage Synthesizer SN 1027

via this auction

This one was listed back in 2014.

"Excellent condition, one of the best older vintage monos ever. A true monster. Serial # 1027.

4 oscillators, 3 with continuously variable wave shapes, and variable bandwidth filter to die for, and imo the BEST ring mod ever, controlled by the 4th osc - beautiful, harmonicly rich, metalic distored tones.

Capable of very unique raw and large sounds and very flexible to get wild harsh or suble electric sounds with the modular side of things. Very sad to see this go but I am committed to the few things I have and use more frequently.

Tuned up before I bought it three years ago by a tech in SF who has lots of experience with EMLs, no issues since buying. These are considerably more stable in the long run than say, an arp 2600, due to the high spec (military grade I believe) components used.

Only things of note are slightly yellowed keys (dont know from what, these don't clean, maybe can be replaced) and a few small dings in the original case - been this way before I got it. Handle and all latches intact, working."

UNO Synth Tutorial 5: The Arpeggiator

Part 5 added here.

Expert Sleepers FH-2 - New arpeggiator features in v1.2

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Expert Sleepers

Modular Synthesizer Sound Installation Botanical Garden Augsburg

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Jürgen Branz

Modal Electronics Black SKULPT synthesiser - ORGANSMIC & GLITCHMOB

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Modal Electronics

Two new demos of the Modal Electronics SKULPT synthesizer.

Expert Sleepers FH-2 - Envelopes

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Expert Sleepers

"New feature in firmware v1.2."

Volca Sample: Beats From Scratch (Part 2)

Part 2 added here.

FXExpansion Cypher2: A sound design adventure

Published on Aug 9, 2018 FXpansion

"Journey to uncharted sonic horizons with Cypher2, the new premium software synthesizer from ROLI and FXpansion. Featuring the world’s largest collection of 5D presets and an extensive range of advanced sound design tools, Cypher2 makes every performance a true adventure in sound.

Cypher2 is now available for $199 (£159, €179) on

Cypher2 is built for advanced sound design projects and expressive performances. Manipulate sound in almost infinite directions with 1,300 included presets, a TransMod modulation system, dynamic oscillators and filters, a state-of-the-art step sequencer, and 30 effects modules.

Cypher2 can be used as a standalone desktop application or as a plug-in instrument in your favorite DAW. It's is fully compatible with both standard MIDI controllers and MPE-enabled devices — including ROLI’s award-winning Seaboard and BLOCKS instruments.

Download Cypher2 today to start shaping sound in uniquely expressive ways. Your sonic adventure awaits!"

Cypher2: An overview tutorial

Sound Of Izrael - Rocket inside Aum

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Sam Izrael

"Jamming live just to check how Waldorf Rocket connect to AUM and routed into Rozeta Bassline for the Sync(And part).

Drums : Patterning(New kit soon to be uploaded to the cloud)
Arpg : Merssene (SOI presets pack)
Keyb : Redshrike (SOI New presets to be added to the pack)

#You can purchase the ICEGEAR SOI Big preset pack here."

Roland System-8 JX-3P Plug-out - The patches

Published on Aug 9, 2018 ranzee

"A quick tour of the factory patches of the JX-3P Plug-out on the Roland System-8 synthseizer. No talking, just noodling :)

This video covers Banks A to C."

Analogue Solutions Generator Sequencer - making connections - noob hook up

Published on Aug 9, 2018 Analogue Solutions

"Some suggestions on how to connect your CV synth / modular to the Generator CV/Gate step sequencer - beginner tips."

808 DAY DELUGE! 100% TR808 Sounds make a song. IDM / HOUSE z9

Published on Aug 9, 2018 VJ FRANZ K

"The song is 'Jingle Jangle', from my 2001 album, on 8/08 2018, I remade it using the Deluge. This song uses the 808 Cowbell sound with different pitches as the synth notes! Other various sounds ( Such as Linn Drum ) were in the original, but for this day, I remade it ONLY with 808 samples - even the "desert wind" sound was the cymbal noise being filtered!
If you're good enough with a sampler, any small collection of samples should be enough to make something interesting!
Challenge Yourself!"


Published on Aug 8, 2018 Michael Rucci

via RUCCI Handmade Electronics

"This is a 16-step sequencer that outputs control voltage from 0 to 5 volts. This is used to manipulate other equipment that utilizes incoming CV.

In addition to being able to select the number of steps (2 to 16) there are other modes and patterns…

16 Steps forward followed by 16 in reverse
8 blocks of 2 steps repeated 16 times
4 blocks of 4 steps repeated 4 times
2 blocks of 8 steps repeated 8 times
Dual overlapping 8-Step Sequences
Holding 3 beats on steps 1, 5, 9 and 13
2 steps forward, 1 step back
Random Mode
Modes are selectable via a mode control knob. You have control over the speed and 16 sliders to set the voltage of each step. There is a switch to start/stop the sequence and a button to manual step through when stopped.

All jacks are 1/8″ (3.5mm). The CV output is separated from the sync jacks. It has a sync input and two sync outputs, one that outputs a 5V clock pulse for each step and one that outputs a pulse only at step one. This allows multiple units to sync up either step for step or overlapping. Sync in is closest to the DC input, in the middle is the sync out, and closest to the CV output jack is the sync out with one pulse at step one.

It is housed in an extremely tough, raw aluminum case. It is powered by an included 9V battery or any 9V center-negative DC adapter.

Shipping to the US is a flat $10, everywhere else is $22 for the first item and $8 for each additional item.

Ships next day."


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