MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Rare Noistation by Love Hulten For Sale

via this auction

"I purchased this new and direct from Love Hulten. He is currently hand-crafting (with the help of machines, too) and selling these gorgeous, impeccably designed synths.

My Noistation is as perfect as it was the day it arrived.

I ordered mine in May, received it, in June...and it sat. Then I opened it, set it up, then I put it away - as happens with many things around here. Last week, I took it out, started messing with it, started deep diving with the programming using AXOLOTI, which is the freeware modular object/patch making software you use to make your own patches.

I am no programmer - but it was easy and fun. There are built in tutorials that build in complexity. It’s great. The thing is, I’m selling a lot of my nice things because it takes me months to get around to using them because of the constraints of my work."

See this post for a video and details on the Noistation.

MIDERA | The weight of two

Published on Aug 31, 2018 MIDERA

"Performed using only the Elektron Analog Keys. No external effects."

"Synthesize" Short Film to Premiere at Knobcon

via Knobcon

"Synthesize is a fictional story about a Ukrainian musician who travels to Canada to meet the one repairman she believes can resurrect her beloved father’s synthesizer, a Polivoks. This film is written for and created by synth lovers, featuring Jay Lemak (Toronto's top synth repairman) and a soundtrack made with 98% analog synthesizers.


Written & Directed by Matthew Edison
Produced by Natalie Novak, Chris DePaul, Miles DePaul
Soundtrack by Peter Chapman
Featuring Jay Lemak & Lena Burmenko


Playing throughout the weekend in both lecture halls between workshops."

Make Noise to Present New Module at Control Voltage Portland on 9/18 & Labor Day Weekend Sale

via @ControlVoltage_

"Tony from @makenoisemusic will be giving a talk related to a new module at Control Voltage in Portland, OR on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30pm PST. More information forthcoming."


10% off all new gear (excluding other offers)
In-store or online w/ promo code: LABOR10
From now till midnight PST Sept 3rd"

Manther From Another Panther (DFAM + Manther)

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"We paired the Malekko Manther mono-synth with the Moog DFAM on drums for this video. Since both of these synths have built in sequencers you can create a jam by just synching the two together. The Manter has SH-101 style architecture with extra features like a tunable sub oscillator, wave-folder and built in delay effect. The DFAM has two oscillators as well as a noise generator and Moog ladder filter. The DFAM features percussive envelopes and interesting routing options to make many different drum and synth sounds.

You can get the bundle in this video here:"

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

OB6: Fri Jam #2 (31 Aug)

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Good to see the patch from earlier was enjoyed :) Here's another little illustration of it, this time using the arpeggiator. Osc 2 tuned a fifth higher, rather than fourths i.e. of the previous video.

Excuse the mess of my fingers! Black from oil. I spent most of the afternoon servicing my bike (new tyres/tubes, general cleaning/adjusting etc). As hard as I've tried, the oil won't budge! It'll fade off in a few days, I'm sure."

Dave Smith Poly Evolver Chords

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Reuben Jones

"Some chordal playing on the Poly Evolver"

Little piece with Meadowphysics for Orac on the organelle

Published on Aug 31, 2018 junklight

"Someone ported the aleph monome externals over to the Organelle and I put one in an Orac module

Rather enjoying meadow physics and hoping to make a piece with the Ansible version in my modular soon.....

Organelle & grid owners can find the module here"

Being John Carpenter-3

Published on Aug 31, 2018 zack dagoba

"Time for another instalment...

See https://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot... for more

Music by Benge in his Memetune studio, England, 2018

Synths and FX used: Moog Modular 3C, Sequential Circuits T8, Oberheim 4 Voice, ARP Odyssey, Linn LM1, MCI 416B, Lexicon 224, Bel BD80, EMT Plate 140, Mu-Tron Phaser II"

Dradique - DIY Casio CZ inspired synthesizer - Demonstration

Published on Aug 31, 2018 DrummingEvil

"Lovely, lovely Casio CZ phase distortion running on an Arduino Due. I'm loving it. Details, code and schematics coming soon on

I've done quite extensive research into the inner workings of the Casio CZ series synthesizers and found out there are quite a few oddities that make those synths sound like they do. I've incorporated all these little details in Dradique, while also adding my own twist to things. All in all I'm very satisfied with the results, though there are some minor bugs still."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Rev.3.3 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 4229

via this auction

"This item was fully overhauled and repaired in Tokyo.
It works fully!

Resonance and Envelope amount s knobs came off.7.8th photos
Please attach them on your side."

norns: september

norns: september from tehn on Vimeo.

earthsea (@tehn) rebound (@nf) passerby (@markwheeler) easygrain (@mhetrick)

A Phatty Duel - Sub Phatty vs Little Phatty

Published on Aug 31, 2018 SYNTHWAY

"This is a non scientific video comparing these awesome synths.

For lack of more time with both, I couldn't actually compare several things that I find needed (such as two oscillator added) and what one could do and the other couldn't (and it goes both ways, even with the Sub being the feature-rich one).

I just sold my Sub Phatty because I didn't have room for it anymore after moving. I loved it! I even have my name on Moog's official website for some patches I developed for the Editor (IC folder).

I hope you enjoy what I could compare in the time I had at my disposal. It was made on the fly without any sort of "scripting" and I do get lost/forget stuff along the way. Not comparing the detuning on both was a big mistake for example. Even so, I still think that it gives an idea of the differences between them.

Be nice on your comments, I'm not trying to say one is better than the other - the Little Phatty is the single instrument I'll never sell. It was a great gift from my mother, and I'll never part with it.

I'll gladly answer any questions you have. Cheers!"

Møffenzeef Mødular MSG II DEMØ

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Møffenzeef Mødular

"Available for purchase 9/17/18 9am PST. Limited edition run of 50, handmade in Portland, OR"

The NDLR // with Waldorf XTk & Micro Q, Moog Sub 37, ARP Odyssey

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Genshi Media Group


Another beta test demo of the Conductive Labs NDLR Sequenced Arpeggiator, this time with hardware synths. The NDLR is connected and driving the synths as follows (by order of appearance):

• NDLR MOTIF 1 - Moog Sub 37 on MIDI Channel 2
• NDLR MOTIF 2 - ARP Odyssey on MIDI Channel 1
• NDLR DRONE - Waldorf Micro Q on MIDI Channel 3
• NDLR PAD - Waldorf Microwave XTk on MIDI Channel 4"

VST seek: "Synthetic". ExpSess#01 - trisine&supersaw bass

Published on Aug 31, 2018 seek sound

What can Alice-1387 synth? - (ep2)Small drumkit demo

Published on Aug 31, 2018 seek sound

"All presented sounds were created using vintage Alice1387 synth (USSR-1989)"

Dave Smith Instruments Rebrands as Sequential

Update: Photo from last night’s announcement party added. It’s the West Coast Synth Brain Trust. Tom Oberheim, Roger Linn, Dave Smith, Dave Rossum, and John Chowning. Quite the group!

"Sequential" (minus "Circuits") is officially back! We saw the brand name come back with the Prophet-6, but the it was still under Dave Smith Instruments. DSI the company is now officially Sequential. It's great to see the Sequential brand name back. You might recall Yamaha owned the rights but gave it back to Dave Smith back in 2015.

The official press release follows:

Dave Smith Instruments Officially Becomes “Sequential”

Dave Smith Returns to Sequential Brand to Mark 40th Anniversary of Prophet-5 Poly Synth

San Francisco, CA—August 31, 2018—In a move auspiciously timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his legendary Prophet-5 poly synth, Dave Smith today announced that Dave Smith Instruments will rebrand itself as “Sequential” — reclaiming the mantle of Smith’s original, ground-breaking company. Going forward, all products and services will bear the Sequential® brand.

Company founder Dave Smith explained the decision: “It seems incredible, but this month marks the 40th anniversary of the Prophet-5. That’s a huge milestone. And it felt like the right time for us to completely restore the Sequential brand and bring our journey as a company full circle. The name change also reflects the fact that our instruments are the result of a team effort. It’s not just me, it’s the entire company.”

Founded by Smith in 1974 as “Sequential Circuits,” the original incarnation of the company quickly established itself as a major innovator in the then-nascent field of electronic instruments. In 1978, Sequential Circuits’ flagship keyboard, the Prophet-5, took the music world by storm as the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synthesizer—and the first musical instrument with an embedded microprocessor.

Numerous other ground-breaking products soon followed, including the hugely popular Pro-One monosynth, the Prophet 600 (the world’s first MIDI-equipped instrument), the Six Trak (the first multi-timbral synthesizer), and the Prophet VS (the first instrument to feature digital vector synthesis). Sequential Circuits ceased operations in 1987 and the company’s name (shortened to “Sequential” in the mid-1980s) and assets were acquired by Yamaha. Smith went on to consult for Yamaha and Korg, developing the Wavestation and other innovations.

In 2002, Smith established Dave Smith Instruments to concentrate on solo hardware designs and released the Evolver hybrid analog/digital synthesizer. The DSI product lineup steadily grew to include the Prophet ’08, Mopho, Tetra, Tempest drum machine, Prophet 12, Pro 2, Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet Rev2, and the Prophet X.

In 2015, with the encouragement of Roland’s Founder, Ikutaro Kakehashi, Yamaha returned the Sequential name to Smith in a gesture of goodwill. “Once Kakehashi-san and Yamaha enabled us to re-acquire the Sequential name, I knew we’d fully adopt it again when the time was right. That time has arrived,” said Smith. “The best part is that we have the same sense of excitement and enthusiasm for making the world a more creative place as we did 40 years ago. Sequential is back, better than ever.”

About Sequential
Originally launched in 2002 as Dave Smith Instruments, Sequential is helmed by legendary musical instrument designer and Grammy® award winner Dave Smith. Dave’s many accomplishments include the creation of the Prophet-5 — the world’s first fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer—and his legacy as the primary driving force behind MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

The company’s products are used by an ever-growing roster of well-known musicians and are available from music retailers worldwide. Instruments include the Prophet-6, OB-6, Prophet Rev2, Prophet X, and the Tempest analog drum machine. Sequential is based in San Francisco, where its instruments are also manufactured. For more information, visit

Dave Smith Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Prophet-5 Poly Synth

Famed Instrument Designer Celebrates 40 Years Since Debut of Industry-Changing Poly Synth

San Francisco, CA—August 31, 2018—In a private event held in historic North Beach, San Francisco, Dave Smith and a group of music industry friends, insiders, and artists today celebrated the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5—the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synthesizer. To mark the occasion, Smith announced that Dave Smith Instruments has rebranded itself as “Sequential”—re-embracing the name and legacy of Smith’s original, pioneering electronic instrument company.

Founded by Smith in 1974 as “Sequential Circuits,” the original incarnation of the company forever changed music technology with the advent of the Prophet-5, which broke new ground as not only the first polyphonic synthesizer to enable players to store and recall presets, but also as the first musical instrument with an embedded microprocessor.

The instrument debuted at the 1978 Winter NAMM show to a largely astonished audience of musicians and industry competitors such as ARP, Moog, and Oberheim, who comprised the bulk of a market almost exclusively made up of a very few pioneering American companies. The instrument featured 5 voices and a 5-octave keyboard with a case crafted out of figured koa wood. The enclosure housed a straightforward, knob-based interface/voice architecture that musicians could easily grasp: two hard-syncable oscillators with simultaneous triangle, sawtooth, and pulse waves, a robust 24 dB per-octave, resonant low-pass filter, individual 4-stage envelopes for filter and amplitude, and the innovative Poly Mod section that provided simple-yet-powerful modulation capabilities.

Manufactured from 1978 to 1984 with an initial price of $3995 (about $15,000 in today’s dollars) the Prophet-5 proved so successful that its sound not only defined popular music for years, but its design provided the blueprint for what a poly synth could be. Virtually every major artist of the period used the Prophet-5 on stage or in studio, while its iconic sound provided the backbone of countless songs.

Dave Smith described the early days of the Prophet-5: “The demand for the Prophet-5 was incredible. For the first several years we simply couldn’t keep up. Artists and their management would call our offices begging us to sell them whatever we had. It was a crazy time.” As analog synthesizers gradually gave way to cheaper digital instruments in the 1980s, Sequential eventually phased out the Prophet-5. The final unit to roll off the production line is still owned by Smith.

The company ceased operations in 1987 and its name (shortened to “Sequential” in the mid-1980s) and assets were acquired by Yamaha. Smith went on to consult for Yamaha and Korg, developing the Wavestation and other ground-breaking instruments.

When Yamaha returned the Sequential name to Smith in a gesture of goodwill in 2015, Smith and company created a successor to the original instrument in the form of the Sequential-branded Prophet-6, a 6-voice re-imagining of the Prophet-5 with an all-analog signal path and discrete VCOs and filters. Not surprisingly it has proved to be as popular with musicians as its legendary predecessor. In an era filled with digital emulations of vintage instruments, Smith says he’s not surprised: “To me, a hardware synth has a soul. It inspires you to interact with it in a musical way that I often find lacking in software instruments and many all-digital instruments. Judging from the enduring success of the Prophet-5 and Prophet-6 and their successors, a lot of people feel the same way. That’s very gratifying.”

Regarding returning to his roots, Smith had this to say: “It’s amazing that this month marks the 40th anniversary of the Prophet-5. It’s such a landmark achievement that I felt it was the right time to fully restore the Sequential brand and bring our journey full circle. The name change also reflects the fact that our instruments are the result of a team effort. It’s not just me, it’s the entire company.” He continued: “We have the same excitement and enthusiasm for making inspiring instruments as we did when the Prophet-5 was first created. Sequential is back. And we’re better than ever.”

Reon Driftbox R demotrack

Published on Aug 31, 2018 ikworgek

"Track made with the Reon Driftbox R
all sounds from the Reon.
some reverb and delay

sequencer: MAM SQ-16
Recorder: Korg D-1200


The Moog Source: Second Prize in the Moog Trifecta Raffle

Published on Aug 31, 2018 moogfoundation

"This vintage, pristine Moog Source is the second prize in our Moog Trifecta Raffle, which ends September 24, 2018 (or until all tickets are sold). Enter to win it, and the Memorymoog (Plus) and Moog Rogue here: Three gorgeous vintage Moog synthesizers. Three winners.

Thanks to Asheville rockstar keyboardists Ben Hovey, Jamar Woods, and Simon Thomas George for helping us with some sonic exploration. Filmed on location at Echo Mountain Studios by Flying Pig Studio."

moogfoundation Trifecta Raffle videos


Published on Aug 30, 2018 thenoiztemple

- for more noiz:

noiz weapons

Plankton Electronics The Jellyfish
Red Panda Particle
Red Panda Tensor
Elta Console
Boss DD-500
Vermona DRM mkIII
Ciat-Lonbarde Din Datin DEATH
Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2
Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter 2
Ciat-Lonbarde/Meng Qi Rollz-5
Meng Qi Qin Sidrassi
Tocante Karper
Tocante Zenert
Ieaskul F. Mobenthey IGM Keyboard with Mister Grassi
Pigtronix Echolution 2 Super Deluxe
Pigtronix Echolution 2
Eventide Space"

Wandering Spirit[Korg Gadget]

Published on Aug 26, 2018 jenamu6

"chillout track made on Ipad with Korg Gadget, video edited with lumafusion."

Euclidean Circles v2 by - Introduction and New Geatures & Optional SixSwitches

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Vladimir Pantelic

"The all new V2 of the 6-channel 16-step Euclidean rhythm generator with an unique pattern visualization in 10hp - now with even more features!

6 channels of Euclidean rhythms or new in V2, fully user edited sequences, create your own trigger sequence between 1 and 16 steps, or chain up to three patterns for a total of 48 steps.

The new F-BUTTON allows to select your favorite feature for live and have it accessible right there on the front panel. Advance sequences, add fills or quick save and restore patterns to create interesting variations while performing.

The optional SixSwitches extension allows you to individually enable and disable all 6 channels.

0:16 - basic operation
3:35 - new STEP EDIT mode
7:32 - new F-BUTTON"

Synth Rorschach #55: HP 5105A Frequency Synthesizer

via this auction

via wikipedia:

"A frequency synthesizer is an electronic circuit that generates a range of frequencies from a single reference frequency. Frequency synthesizers are used in many modern devices such as radio receivers, televisions, mobile telephones, radiotelephones, walkie-talkies, CB radios, cable television converter boxes satellite receivers, and GPS systems. A frequency synthesizer may use the techniques of frequency multiplication, frequency division, direct digital synthesis, frequency mixing, and phase-locked loops to generate its frequencies. The stability and accuracy of the frequency synthesizer's output are related to the stability and accuracy of its reference frequency input. Consequently, synthesizers use stable and accurate reference frequencies, such as those provided by crystal oscillators..."

Prentke Romich Touch Talker TT-DB Assisted Learning PRC Teacher (Voice Synth)

Published on Jul 7, 2015 Amanda Alfaro

I spotted an auction for a Touch Talker TT-DB below. I was curious what it sounded like so I did a quick search on YouTube and found the above. It's $299 on iTunes: LAMP Words For Life - Prentke Romich Company! The original hardware version below utilized Smoothtalker or DECTalk speech synthesis, and was built to interface with the Apple IIe, II+, and IBM PC. Not sure what the iOS version uses - new samples, samples of the original, or the actual synth engine of the original. Another interesting bit of synthesis history...

via this auction

"Touch Talker, models TT-DB, is a portable electronic communication aid offering synthesized speech output and optional printer or keyboard emulating output. Selections are made directly by pushing one of the keys on the membrane keyboard. Messages can be displayed on an LCD before being spoken. The Touch Talker can be used with Minspeak and Expanded Minspeak firmware, which allows vocabulary to be stored and recalled by semantic compaction and overlays to be created and reassigned. The Touch Talker can also be used to operate an environmental control system and a computer. Options for the Touch Talker include Smoothtalker or DECTalk speech synthesis, external printer, carrying case, keyboard emulating interface for the Apple IIe or II+ and the IBM-PC, the Memory Transfer Interface (which allows vocabulary sets to be stored on Apple diskette), and "Words Strategy" vocabulary software. Kits are also available to convert the keyboard to 8 or 32 positions. Contact manufacturer for option specifications and pricing. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Apple II+, Apple IIe, and IBM PC or compatible computers.

DIMENSIONS: 13 x 8.8 x 2.75 inches.
WEIGHT: 5.25 pounds.


Prentke Romich Company"

MFB Dancing Bear Analog Drum Machine SN 17126

via this auction

"Here we have MFB's wonderful analog drum machine, the Tanzbar (Dancing Bear). It is lightly used, in perfect working order, and with the exception of a few tiny blemishes is also in excellent cosmetic condition (see pics)."

Waldorf Pulse Analog Synthesizer SN 74022070

via this auction

"This Pulse is in good condition and working well. All controls respond accurately. All lights and screen fully functional. All ports and jacks in great shape and connect without issue. Sound is strong and clear from all inputs and outputs.

As seen in photos, there are some scrapes on the front surface and scratches on top, and one knob cap has been replaced. However, the unit is structurally sound and in solid physical condition. The knobs feel a little wobbly to me, but I do not know if this is typical or not for this unit. All knobs work very well."

YAMAHA CS-5 VINTAGE Mono Synth SN 4599

via this auction

"Superb example of this vintage mono synth by YAMAHA
in full working order and clean cosmetic condition
All knobs , switches and sliders are nice and tight"

Gestrument Pro Teaser #2 – Grooveboxing

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Gestrument

"Another teaser?! Yes, another teaser!

This time, we've only used the built in effects and instruments in Gestrument Pro to build this warehouse-friendly Techno preset.

This preset is heavily inspired by groovebox-style techno with pattern sequencers running the drums and along with a few other sounds. The bassline is influenced by eurorack sequencing and utilises random sources to generate both rhythm as well as melody quantized to a pre-defined scale.

To the left of the screen you can see our new performance sliders. These can be mapped to almost any parameter available in the app for instant access during live performances or even automated using the loop function. In this Preset we use the sliders for mixing, effects and rhythm/melody generation.

Free Soundbank for PPG Infinite

Published on Aug 31, 2018 WPalmWT

"Free Soundbank for PPG Infinite
A demo of new sounds I made. These sounds were done with a new analyser I am currently working on. It is still in an experimental stage.
Thanks to JeanLuc Nest for letting me use his beautiful sounds.
For details on how to get the soundbank, please visit my site:"

03-Polyend Dreadbox Medusa-Part 3: Digital Oscillators

Part 3 added here.

Together! • 12 songs made with the Dato DUO

Uploaded on Aug 31, 2018 Dato Musical Instruments

Update:  If you caught this post when it first went up you saw all 12 tracks.

via Dato: "You got a sneak preview – we'll release all twelve songs in the next few days!"


Neugeborene Nachtmusik - Capsule
Former Descent - A please Would Be Nice
Gezz - It is happiness I seek today
Black Helikopters - Duo and the harmonium
BIG HARE - faking tunes forever
Panenkov - Flute March
Killing Skills - Picture Puzzle Pattern Door
Staatseinde - Zusammen
Solvent - Duo Demo
Sjamsoedin - Searching
Sololust - Funny how things turn out
Zarkoff - Pagan Sungazer

See the Dato label below for more.

skinnerbox - sofa #3 (roland jupiter 6 , jx3p , tr606)

Published on Aug 31, 2018 skinnerbox

"so because you always ask: for this sofa session we decided to stick to two poly-synths (jp6+jx3p) and one drum machine and to see how minimal we can get in terms of gear, ableton does midi looping(m4l) and fx, and also serves as a mixer to the 606 via individual outputs. the silver thing is a vaporizer and makes us be in a very good mood"

RAW data demo 2 as audio or CV

Published on Aug 31, 2018 paul tas

See this post for details on the RAW DATA Eurorack Module From Error Instruments & XOR Electronics.

Roland MSQ-700 sequencer - Fast and Fun

Published on Aug 31, 2018 Espen Kraft

"Roland MSQ-700 - The worlds first MIDI sequencer. I use this for more pattern based grooves, fast sketches and arpeggios.
No hidden menus, chuncky "good-feel" buttons and a cool futuristic (in 1983) look that today has gone full circle and it looks cooler than ever."

Patch n Tweak

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