MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Some Emulator pad action, relaxing in the studio

Published on Aug 28, 2018 SynthMania

"Playing some pads and other sounds on the Emulator 4 in the studio
0:10 Choir Filter - Music: improvised
1:27 Ghostly Voice 4 - Music: improvised
2:49 Slow&Long Violin (Chamberlin) Music: it's my "Ballad for Robert Moog"
4:10 TRON Flute - Music: theme of Lucignolo (Fiorenzo Carpi) - a key song of my childhood
5:33 TRON Men & Women - Music: improvised
6:21 Seq Synth - Music: improvised
7:20 Fog Voices - Music: improvised
MIDI controller keyboard: M-Audio Axiom 61"

Kawai SX-240 8 Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer w/ Oak Sides & Tauntek Upgrade

via this auction

See this post for a demo and details on the Tauntek upgrade.

Modal Electronics 002 Own Patches by Rüdiger Gaenslen

"Some of my patches, which I programmed after I discovered my purchased Modal 002 these days. No internal or external FX used. It is just the Modal 002 pure without any mastering."

This one spotted and sent in via swissdoc

Vintage MOOG Opus-3 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 3585

via this auction

7 Patches with the Behringer Neutron

Published on Aug 28, 2018 Rishabh Rajan

"A tutorial video demonstrating some patching examples using the Behringer Neutron Semi-Modular synthesizer.
01 Kick Drum
02 Pulse Width Modulation
03 Vibrato
04 Shape Modulation
05 Hi-hat Tone
06 Clean Waveform
07 Sample & Hold Pattern"

Plonk's New Features In Firmware 1.11

Published on Aug 28, 2018 Intellijel

"The latest version of Plonk's firmware adds some exciting new features! Including separate control of the Resonator Pitch for frequency modulation, and the Noise Envelope can now modulate the high pass and low pass filter cutoffs. A gate delay has also been added to ensure that Plonk works perfectly with various other sequencers."

Dannysound - EN129 Analog Thru Zero Oscillator (Thonk)

Published on Aug 28, 2018 Thonk Synth DIY

"Available to buy here -

A fully featured Analog Through Zero Oscillator. Capable of a wide array of tones and timbres. Go from rich melodic waves straight into FM craziness!

The EN129 Thru Zero Oscillator is an all analog triangle-core VCO specialising in frequency modulation. Analog thru-zero FM modulation produces a wide array of timbres particularly useful for bell like or percussive sounds.

Frequency modulation can be precisely dialled in thanks to a dedicated input attenuator and v/oct offset control. Logarithmic FM is also available via it’s own dedicated input with attenuator and both FM inputs have an LED to indicate incoming voltages. Simultaneous analog wave outputs include: Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square and Pulse wave with Pulse Width Modulation.

The PWM control goes to zero at either end of it’s range, which is very useful for creating rhythmic sounds with voltage control. Furthermore the PWM control doubles up as waveshape modulation for the Sawtooth wave – gradually altering the waveform until it shifts half a cycle. The EN129 features Coarse and Fine frequency controls as well as an LFO mode.

LFO range is accessed via an LED pushbutton that also acts as the LFO speed indicator – the button will light up when the waveform moves through its positive cycle.


* Thru Zero linear FM
* Logarithmic FM
* Zero to zero pulse width modulation
* Sawtooth wave shape modulation
* Simultaneous outputs for: Sine, Triangle, Saw, Pulse & Square
* Coarse & Fine controls with LFO mode
* Genuine Rogan USA knobs (hex keys included)
* All Through-hole build – no SMD components!
* Width: 12HP
* Depth: 43mm"

Moog Interface Vol. 4, January - March 1984

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the rest of the scans and the write-up.

And They Shall Be Kings

Published on Aug 27, 2018 Audio Illustrator

A new piece from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, James Newman.

"Audio illustrator James Newman and the James Newman Cinematic Orchestra are pleased to present 'And They Shall Be Kings'.

We are all caught in an epic battle, a war between two worlds, of spirit and of flesh. The timeless conflict of powers who would thwart what man was destined to be...kings and rulers.

This musical portrait is a reflection from the text of Revelation 5:10.

James Newman 's music can be purchased at:

Purchase "And They Shall Be Kings" here:"

Roland Jupiter 8 Analogue Synth w/ Unique History

via this auction

"This is the King of Synthesisers and now extremely rare and sought after, which is reflected in the price. I was doing Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence with David Bowie and asked him which synth I should buy. Without a pause, he said 'A Roland Jupiter 8'. So I bought it - and hardly used it because really, I preferred the piano. So here it is, unmarked, covered and stored in my house for many years. As far as I know it's in perfect condition but I'm not an expert."

Curious who this is. Ryuichi Sakamoto did the soundtrack, but he was part of Yellow Magic Orchestra and definitely into synths. You wouldn't think he'd ask that question. David Sylvian of Japan contributed lyrics and did the vocals on the track "Forbidden Colours". This Jupiter-8 is in London. Not sure where either currently resides, but Sakamoto is from Japan and Sylvian is from the UK.

How to Solder Eurorack Modules (it's easy!)

Published on Aug 28, 2018 LeoMakes

"By popular demand! Learn how to solder a Eurorack Module (a 4MS Shuffling Clock Multiplier) in an easy step-by-step guide. Includes of detailed closeup shots and great tips for beginners and advanced viewers alike. Hope you like it!"

Yamaha DX100 FM Synthesizer w/ Original Box & Extras

via this auction

"A rare vintage Yamaha DX 100 synthesizer with BACK-LIT LCD DISPLAY. This unit was upgraded with the LCD mod which makes reading the screen in a dimly lit studio a breeze. Works well, all buttons and keys are smooth.

Also included original box, owners manual, MIDI cable, Playbook, power supply and Playbook Cassette. A great collectors unit!"

AMBIKA 6 voice analog / hybrid synthesizer SMR4 plus

via this auction

"AMBIKA fitted with 6 x SMR4plus voicecards filter in black matte acrylic case and Yellow OLED display, 2Gb SD Memory Card with adaptor to SD, power supply.

Six voices, uncompromised flexibility

Simmons SDS-V

via this auction

Cyber 6 Realtime Enhancer by Quasimidi - Master Keyboard Controller

via this auction

Note the Cyber 6 does not have a built-in sound engine. It's a midid controller with some unique features. You can find a demo and some info in the archives. The auction has a review pulled from Sound on Sound.

Stardust Covers Oxford OSCar Synth Dust Cover

via this auction

See the seller's other items for more.

"We spent years of research to find the best materials to make beautiful and longest lasting covers. Our concept has been to find the perfect blend of functionality and fashion, and integrate that into our products. They are a testament of our passion and love for all instruments.

Our covers are made with durable, stain resistant synthetic leather, giving it a super sleek and modern look. We then use a layer of high quality, high-density foam padding with a soft nylon lining to help protect your instruments from all the bumps and scrapes that may occur along the way. We incorporated a Velcro securable flap in the back so you can keep all your cables and power supplies connected to your instruments while it's covered."

Pearl FM-8 FightMan SN 800828

via this auction

"FM-8 has 8-ch: Kick, Snare, Hi Tom, Low Tom, Floor, Hi Hat, Crash, Ride.

This unt does not come with connecter cables."

Casio CZ-1 Phase Distortion Synthesizer

via this auction

Jasper Wasp Clone w/ Yellow Desktop Side Panels

via this auction

"Jasper wasp clone. All analog filters. 2 DCO’s. midi in midi out. 2 octave keyboard."

Particle Smasher + with Cat

Published on Aug 28, 2018 electro lobotomy

Particle Smasher + noise session
Particle Smasher + meets Roland TR 8
Drum Destruction with the Particle Smasher +

"The Particle Smasher + is a sound generator and sound processor. Please visit my etsy shop for more info.."

"Particle Smasher +
Sound Generator and signal processor. Experimental sound device with touch controls and a filter wave shaper section.

* 2 Oscillators
* Modify switch for oscillator 1
* 2 Modify switches for Oscillator 2
* Power starve knob
* Choke knob
* 3 way variation switch
* Gain Knob for input
* Feed knob
* 2 feedback switches
* Effect bypass switch
* 1/4" audio input
* 1/4" audio out jack
* DC power jack ( 9v center = - // sleeve = + )

*I will include a detailed diagram of unit and it's functions.

**9v battery to DC jack is included. (Battery not included)

*The unit can also be powered with a 9v power supply with a negative tip."

Synthstrom Deluge - Position 1

Published on Aug 28, 2018 Red Means Recording

"A performance on the Synthstrom Deluge.

The Deluge is a groovebox featuring synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, effects, and a robust sequencer. Oh, yeah, and it runs on batteries, if you want."

Downtempo Electro w/ JP6-VCF Eurorack Module [Roland Jupiter-6 Filter] Demo 2

Published on Aug 28, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c. 2018

Today I'm doing a little electro jam with my JP6-VCF module.
A bit of a deep house vibe, what I call the poor mans Jupiter-6 trick...
On the M-Audio Venom I've made a filter-bypassed polyphonic sawtooth patch.
The Venom dry output goes into the JP6-VCF.
JP6-VCF gets CV from the 2xADSR, going to the VCA on Bastl Skis.
The 2xADSR gets its trigger from Varigate4.

Arturia Beatstep Pro is providing the Bass Pitch CV + gate.
As well as the master clock for Varigate4.
The bass is the Pittsburgh Synth Box going to 101-VCF module.
101-VCF gets CV from the other channel of Bastl Skis.
And processed by the Skis VCA.

Hats are coming from Basimilus Iteritas Alter.
Also triggered by Varigate4.
At first it is dry, then mixed through my Spring Tank Reverb Driver.
Tank Reverb picks up a CV signal from the other channel of 2xADSR.
To keep it interesting the Tank Reverb out goes to EMW VC Pan module.
Which is having pan modulated by the Pittburgh Toolbox S/H.

Kick sounds mighty fine coming from Future Retro Transient+, no effects.
Going directly to the Mackie mixer, kick muting happens there.

All euro stuff is going through the Timefactor Delay.
Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, no post processing."

Oberkorn sequencer playing Oberkorn (Depeche Mode) loop

Published on Aug 28, 2018 Analogue Solutions

"Analogue Solutions Oberkorn playing 'Oberkorn (it's a small town)' using only AS analogue synths!"

Dradique - Casio CZ inspired DIY synth - Teaser

Published on Aug 28, 2018 DrummingEvil

"A little impromtu teaser of the new Dradique! A Casio CZ emulation on an Arduino Due, with some of my own flavour added to it."


Published on Aug 28, 2018 Lazzarus

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the Korg MS20
With '2001: A space odyssey' (Stanley Kubrick)

Voici un titre réalisé avec un des synthés les plus cool du monde, le korg MS20. Un look d'enfer, un filtre démoniaque et des basses à décoller le papier peint! Il sait tout faire, des percussions, des kick, des leads, des séquences, des basses... Ici accompagné par les images de fin de l'extraordinaire 2001 l'odyssé de l'espace de stanley Kubrick!"

"Via Spaccabellezze" (Simmons, LinnDrum, Jupiter-8)

Published on Aug 27, 2018 SynthMania

"Memories of my teenager years - I composed this (circa 1983-style) piece using three classic pieces of equipment of that era: Simmons SDSV (bass drum & snare); LinnDrum (closed hi-hat); Jupiter-8 (all synths)"

Propellerhead Introduces Reason Compact - Your Pocket Synth for iOS

Reason Compact - Your Pocket Synth by Propellerhead
EUROPA Synth for iPad and iPhone │ Reason Compact by Propellerhead - haQ attaQ 297 by Jakob Haq
REASON COMPACT by Propellerhead - Demo for the iPad by thesoundtestroom

"To learn more and download Reason Compact FREE: [iTunes link]

Reason Compact puts one of Reason’s amazing-sounding instruments right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard"


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